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THE UPPER DES MOINES: ALGONA. IOWA, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER ..20. 189a THE NEWS IN lOWi CLOSE THE SALOONS. DEATH OF JOHN feLANCHARD. of tli* Minneapolis Expire*, Aped 6"7i Sept. 14.-—John Blahchard, for nine years editor-in- chief of the Minneapolis Times, died Tuesday morning after an illness of several months, aged 57 years. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio, March 31, 1842, his father being Benjamin Waite Blanchard, a widely known Methodist minister in that, state. lie graduated from A Ibert Academy.Blockville, Out., in 1862. In 187! he came west, locating at Mohticello, Iowa, where he published the Monticello Express for thirteen years. In 1884 lie become cdStor-ih-chief of the Dubnque Times, and served a term as state oil inspector under Governor Larrncee. In 1889 he came to Minneapolis, and the following year became editor of the Minneapolis Times, which position he held at the time of his death. For nearly a quarter of a century he was the warm personal friend of Congressman D. B. Henderson and Senator Allison, of loWa. lie married in 1803 Miss Sarah L. Young, a Canadian girl, who survives him. He leaves also a ;son and a daughter, Clarence and Eva, both of whom reside in Minneapolis, the latter at present being connected with the Times. INDICTED FOR WRECK^ lotvft Train Dlapatoher I* Art-used of Criminal Careli'UftneHft. DBS MOINKS, Sept. 17.—The coroner's jury investigating the recent wreck, on the Rock Island near Iowa City, where two railroad men and two tramps were killed and property valued afc $100,000 was destroyed, has found dispatcher John .lones, of Des Moines, guilty of criminal caseless- ness in causing the wreck. The train crews were exculpated of all guilt, as they were proved to be running according to orders, .lones and his wife nave disappeared. The coroner's jury tried to locate him, but failed. Jones has been in the employ of the Rock Island for fifteen years, and has been counted one of the most steady and reliable dispatchers on the road. Tho officials'admit he has disappeared, but declare it is not through fear and that he will return. Assured of Hoot Sugar Factory. FOBT DODGK, Sept. 10.—Fort Dodge is virtually assured of a large beet sugar factory. The enterprise is being promoted by the county attorney, Capt. W. T. Chantland, who has interested himself for a long time in the subject of beet sugar industry. Capt. Chantland abandons a lucrative practice to organize the industry, and has such faith in its success that he .intends to devote himself entirely to it. Local capital is examining the matter, lint Capt. Chantland has the assurance of the investment of outside capital, sufficient to organize the factory, should local capital be unavailable. To Have an Air Ship. WASHINGTON, Sept. 1C.—For the past three years Prof. W. F. Brinton, a learned gentleman, has worked on an airship that -would successfully navigate the air. He at last thinks he has solved the problem and on September 20, at the fair groundsill Washincrton, Iowa, will attempt to successfully launch the same. It is a balloon and will be manned by a very simple car, attached to which are huge wings and propellers, with a gasoline engine for power. Woman Ilurned to Death. Djcs MOINES, Sept. 15.—Mrs. B. F. Hirchfleld, a widow, was fatally burned while lighting a gasoline stove on which to prepare supper. The gasoline did not explode. It is supposed that in turning it on she let too innch of it into the burner before applying a light, and when the light was applied it caused a blaze which enveloped Mrs. Birchfield, setting her clothing on fire and resulting in injuries which caused her death two hours later. Fill Is to Get I>iimne«». CJEDAK RAPIDS, Sept. 18.—In the case of G. R. Payne against the Illinois Central, in the federal court, the jury returned a verdict for the defendant, after being out twelve hours. Payne was stealing a ride and lost a leg and »n arm by getting under the wheels, «t Tara Junction. He claimed that he wns knocked on? by a brakeman, and sued for 850.000. important Decision Rendered In Ar.uobon County. AUDUBON, Sept. 18.—The decree in the case of W. H. Shtpman, R. L. Harris et al.. against .T. J. Wieland, tried before Judge Macy, August 25, has been received. The question involved the action of the board of county commissioners in refusing to allow JOO signers of a mulct saloon petition to withdraw their names therefrom after the board of supervisors commenced the canvass, but before final action. Judge Mncy held that, a signer had the right to withdraw his name from the petition until final action, and reversed the action of the county commissioners. Tlifl withdrawal of ths names reduced the petition below the required per cent. The effect of this will be toclose every saloon in Audubon county. HOLLOW WARE MANUFACTORY Wnrden Hunter Hns SiurResteil lUEBt»b- llshinent lit AnninnRii. DK* MOI:;KS, Sept. in.—Warden Hunter, of the Anamosa penitentiary, in lieu of a binding twine factory, has suggested a hollow ware plant, lie says t'»at a factory to employ 350 men can be built for 820,000, which would be an Investment of $80 per man. These plants, he says, arc paying in Maryland, Indiana and Illinois. lie is of the opinion that the state, could save money by using its prison labor in the manufacture of nearly all the goods used by the stale, particularly cloth and woolen goods, uniforms, shoes and machinery. ALL OVER THE WORLD DON'T WAf/T FRANCHISE. JJla* Hook .tnfct tsanecl Contain* on Jnter- Statement. LONDON, Sept. 1(5.— A Blue Book lias been issued on the Transvaal situation. It is chiefly concerned with the matters already covered in these tlis- patches. The only important feature revealed is the telegram from the Brit- isli high commissioner, Sir Alfred Mil* ner, dated August 31, saying: "I Wanted to let them have the same political right*, but they *vo«UI not nvail themselves of this. Roughly there were move than fifty thousand aliens who had been here more than seven years and have registered. thus being eligible to franchise. Yet of the British subjects who availed themselves of it, the chief part has been Afrikanders, not English-born. This shows the British in the Transvaal do not, want the franchise. In my opinion there is no cause whatever for war. Everything could be settled by arbitration." THE FIFTY-FIRST. Will Adjutant Gonnral S»y» the Hoy» I) I Him ml at Council HlufT*. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Sept. 1G.—The Nonpareil states that, Adjutant General Myers has announced that the transportation arrangements for the delivery of the Fifty-first regiment will be made from .San Francisco to Council Bluffs and that the break up of the regiment will be from Council Bluffs. In consequence. Council Bluffs is arranging for the only reception to bo given the regiment in Iowa. PEACH PROSPECT CONE. Tho South African Situation Seem* to He llnpeleftn. LONDON*. Sent. 18.—Indications from all sources point to the extreme gravity of the Transvaal situation. Pretoria ndvices from a Boer source say the Transvaal reply is uncompromising; that preparation for a staunch resistance is proceeding continuously. Another Pretoria, special says the situation is regarded as all but hopeless, unless Great Britain retreats from her position. Tlie dispatch adds: "The governments of the two republics consider that the Transvaal should refuse to concede anything further! It is believed the Boers will have the support of all Afrikanders throughout Africa." It is definitely stated that the Orange Free State has agreed to unite with the Transvaal in resisting the British claims. DECLARATION UNNECESSARY. To B« , MOINKS, Sept. 10.—Gov. Shaw has received a message from Colonel Loper advising him that First Sergeant Woodruff, a Knoxville boy, who dislinguVsbed himself at the battle of San Fernivndo, has been promoted to a second lieutenant, and asking that a commission be issued at once. Minister Irwm to Bull. XKOKUK, Sept. 15.—Hon. «'ohn N. Irwin and family, of Kookuk, wj|) sail for Portugal October 10, where Mr. Irwin goes to assume the official duties of United Stubs minister to Portugal, by recent apppintiuent by 1'fegUlent MoKinley. Holler Sept. J},—The threshere«' £>ue belongiug to nixson Bros, blew wp wl»e f pr»p»ratjop« were made ^ WPJse H from the Lester farm »eajr »«|y,lofl. Will JJen^njin, wl»P wMt nfftfi .«?*« scolded «P d turpwn in to ie wvgpft Tip torn »•»» *w»y the wftgfttt and l>e ww ?*a»y OPERA AT DES MOINES. Formal Opmilnpr of the Auditorium Ily the Mcrrle IJ«II Company. DKS MOINKS, Sept. IS.—To-night occurs the formal opening of Des Moines' new auditorium. The Merrie Bell Opera Company, composed of forty people, will present grand and comic opera at popular prices for an entire week. The company comes with very strong endorsements and many people will come from over Iowa to enjoy the excellent entertainment offered. Ksciiped Convict Captured. ANAMOSA, Sept. 18.—Warden Hunter, of the state penitentiary, assisted by a. posse, captured the negro Jones, who recently escaped from the prison, at Vinton. When discovered he would not stop and his pursuers were forced to shoot. One bullet struck him in the leg. Wounded While Dnck limiting. ROCKWKI.I, CITY, Sept. 17.—City Marshal Squaires went duck -hunting with a muzzle-loading shotgun. He fired one barrel and was loading again when the other barrel was discharged. All the fingers and tho thumb of the right hand was shot, away. 1UCICV1T1KS. Avoid impurities and drink Col fax Mineral Water. Its curative powers are positive. Colfax Bottling Works, Col fax, Iowa. Des Moines dispatch: The July report of the Fifty-first Iowa regiment shows that Captain Albert F. Burton was in command ol Company 15 during the month. There is no record of hie arrest.or dismissal. It was said in tho newspapers a month or so ago thai Captain Burton had been cashiered for cowardice. The oflioial repori shows that this is not the truth, as In was retained in command of his company and was detained on genera, court-martial June 2(5, after the alleg, ud disgrace. "-The record indicate* that there is a serious mistake ano that Captain Burton has suffered ;u injustice. A Martihalltown paper has the follow. Ing: •'Sheriff Banks, of Story county, is quite confident that he has two oj the men who murdered Brakernen O Matthews and J. 10. Wilson, near Marshalltown on the night of Angus; 31, The men in Sheriff Banks's cus tody are Charles Yancey and "Sloppy" Smith, the Omaha crooks who, on August HO, shot Conductor Hicks, of the Northwestern, in the arm when he' sought, to eject them from the train. The shooting occurred near Kellny, a small town south of Ames. Yancey and Smith are being held to aw»itthe action of the Story county grand jury on the charge of attempted murder. Sheriff Banks says they answer the description, of two of the men seen loitering about the train on which the br»k«meii were murdered just before it pulled out from this city." Superintendent Gilmore and Divi- tjion Freight Agent Phillips have re- 1-i'ntly returned to Pea M pines from the northern, part of the state where they hftTe' been going over the route of the proposed extension of the Rock Inland. Jt haa be*n definitely decided to extend the line to PoeahontivH, but beyond that point \t remains subject to a change. TUe people of Spacer are anxious tpbaye Mi« rpud b»l)t tp thnt and J,Jie 0pjn.pa.ny Is disposed to lti« ma.il ^.tended to that town ljn4 thence t« SJbJey, The prospect* are, iioweter, the Jine win extend thrpHorU f)iuri-lejr> engjjieerj«jr diftkwl- 1 England Wouldn't Declnre Wnr A the Transvaal. LONDON, Sept. 18.—Speculation regarding the events that would immediately precede and follow tho hostilities with tho Transvaal continues to occupy the public attention. It appears that no declaration of war i.s necessary. The process, according to good authority, would be a proclamation by the British high commissioner, Sir Alfred Milner, stating that the convention of London is annulled and that Queen Victoria has resumed the government of the country known as the South African Republic. The general commanding the British expeditionary forces would then be instructed to occupy the Transvaal and hold it until a fresh government is established. DREYFUS TO CO FREE. Mntln Publishes a Story That the Cabinet Has Agreed to the 1'iirdon. PATHS, Sept. 15.—Tho Matin asserts that the cabinet has agreed to pardon Dreyfus and that the decree will be signed September 19. Many of the provincial papers publish articles insisting on the granting of a pardon. The Figaro says that many officers of the army are asking that Dreyfus be pardoned. LONDON, Sept. 15.—The Paris correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says: "It is certain that Captain Dreyfus will be liberated. The only question to be settled is the one of ways and means." Sehley I* Given a (/oinimtnil. WASHINGTON, Sept. id.—Some time ago Admiral Schlcy applied to the navy department for sea service. At present he is head of the retirinsr board. The navy department has now granted the request,"and has notified him to hold himself in readiness to command the South Atlantic squadron. Tho department is about, to take steps to make the command commensurate with his rank by increasing considerably the number of vessels on the station. Germany »n«l China M«y ClHuh. BKIU.IN, Sept. 16.—Tho Colotnie Voll<s-J5eitung prints a dispatch from Shnng Tung which reports a serious condition of affairs in the Hinterland, The German minister at Pelt in has not received telegrams from there, as the Chinese government has intercepted them. The Herman mission at Shan Tung is reported to have been annihilated and railroad communication is only possible with a strong military Ilonibnrded Forts of Siiblg Kxjr. MANILA, Sept.is,—The United States protected cruiser Charleston began a heavy bombardment of the fort on Su- big bay on Thursday. Little or no injury was done. The monitor Monterey and the gunboat Concord are returning to Subig bay to continue the bombardment. Yellow jHcfc *t Key We»t. KHY WKBT, Sept. J3.—Twenty-three new cases of yellow fever and two deaths have been reported in twenty- four hours. Large numbers of people are being sent to the detention caiup at Dry Tortugas. ___ llojrtiott K*Uf)<iltlo(i, LONPON, Sept. J3,— Theuiovenientto boycott the Paris exposition continues. Several additional Hrrnnhave announced their intention to suspend preparations for their exhibit* until "the blot Is wiped unit." T It. a. Itunlett* 8trl«£«u. 0n"i Cttl., Sept, 15.— R«bert J, BvmleUe. who wns engaged to open TRUST CONFERENCE. CHICAGO, Sept. 14.—The great, conference, on the uses and abuses of trusts and combinations began here yesterday, with less than half the delegates appointed by the various states in attendance. New York, headed by W. Bourke Cochran, and Wisconsin, were most numerously represented. The meeting took place in Central Music hall, and was called to order at 10:30 o.clock by Franklin IT. Head, the temporary chairman appointed by the Civic federation. The delegates li-stoned to an address of welcome to Illitlois by Attorney General Akin, on behalf of Governor Tanner, who, by reason of illness, was prevented from appearing in person. Mr. Akin was followed by Dr. Taylor, who welcomed the delegates to Chicago on behalf ol Mayor Harrison. Addresses were made by Professor .lenks and Professor Adams on the subject of "Problems Before the Conference." Dudley Woolen, of Texas, John G. Brooks, 01 Cambridge. Mass., and Willinn Fort line, of Indianapolis, followed. CHICAGO, Sept. 15.—At the opening of the second clay of the trust conference, a resolution was passed for appointment ot a committee on resolu lions, consisting of one member from each state, to whom all resolutions will be referred. After a long discussion, it was decided that all resolutions bo referred to the committee without reading or debate, with the understanding that, on the last clay 01 the conference it would be in ordei for the mover of any resolution to call it, up if not reported on by the com. miltee. Addresses were made in the forenoon by Lawson Purely, of the New York Tariff Keform Club; Byron Holt, of the New England Free Traders'Club; Johr, Scan Ian, of Illinois; Congressman Up degraff, of Iowa; and Horatio Sey mour, editor of the Chicago Chronicle In the afternoon the conference con sulered "The Relation of Agriculture to Trusts." Addresses were made bj S. H. Gurley, of the Chicago Board 01 Trade; .7. C. Ilawley, of the National Farmers' Alliaucft; Aaron Clones, o: the National Granger: and Major Tucker, editor of a New York anarchistic paper. Governor Pingree, of Michi gan, was the star attraction of tin evening session. Ho spoke ou "Tin Effect of Trusts Upon Our Nationa, Life and Citizenship.' 1 Ex-Governoi Foster, of Ohio; Attorney General Da. vis, of Arkansas, and Prof. Guutor, o New York, were also heard. CHICAGO, Sept. 10.—At ycslerdaj morning's session of Ihe trust confer enee Louis F. Poot, the single ta.j advocate; Thomas J. Morgan, of Chi cago: Henry White, of the United Gar ment Workers, and John Hays, of tin Knights of Labor, were heard. In tin afternoon addresses were mode bj Samuel Gompers, of the Federation 01 Labor; John B, Clark, of New 1'ork M. L. Lockwood, of the American Anti-Trust League; Prof. Bemis, of the New York bureau of economic research; and M. M. Garland, ex-president of the amalgamated association of Iron and Steel Workers. The exciting joint debate booked for the evening session between William .H Bryan and Bourke Cochran, on trusts, did not take place. Central Music hall was packed with an eager audience, but, the people present had to content themselves without the oratory of the famous Nebrnskan, who, however, occupied a seat on the platform. Mr. Bryan said there had been a misunderstanding, and that he wished to avoid even the appearance of a public debate with Mr. Cochran. He therefore declined to address the conference at that session, but, will speak to-day. Cochran made an 'eloquent speech, in which he defended aggregation of capital. He was proceeded by William Dudley Fonlke, of Indiana, and Kdwnrd Rosewater, of the Omahi> Bee. CHICAGO, Sept. 17.—William J. Bryan discussed trusts before the big conference in session here yesterday. He pursued much the same lino of argument he. has been accustomed to use in dealing with the same subject. Later in the session Mr. Bryan took exception to some statements in the address of Mr. Foulke,, of Indiana, and made another speech of considerable length in reply. Bourke Cockran endorsed much that M r. Bryan had said, and was led to innke quite extended remarks, in the course of which lie emphasized his position in favor of labor unions. Following Mr. Bryan James 11. Raymond, of Chieniro, spoke, on "Pntents'and Monopolies;" G. \V. Northriip, .lr., of Chicago, spoke on "Practical Federal Remedies for Industrial Trusts;' 1 and T. B. Walker, of Minneapolis, spoke on "Trusts From a Business Man's Standpoint. 11 In the afternoon addresses were, made by Attorney General Smith, of Texas, ami.), li. Dill, of New Jersey. The committee ou resolutions reported in favor of passing no resolutions giving the sentiment of the conference on the trust problem, and the report WHS unanimously adopted. ^After the adjournment many of the anti-trust-delegates met iu the Sherman house to formulate resolutions expressive of their views. Tlie meeting was largely attendee). It effected a temporary organization ami appointed mi executive committee lo build up the organization in nil parts of the country and to arrange for an early anti-trust convention. The organization which, it, was announced, is to be. national iu scope and non-partisan in char'aete.r, ' to be amalgamated finally with the NO SIGN OF CONCESSION. Tfansrnat Oorernment S*n<H Reply to KnCllnli llHImnttttn. LONDON, Sr;t. 10.—A special dispatch from Pretoria says the Trans- vnnl's reply wiil be on the following lines: "The Transvaal adheres to the seven years' franchise law, but is Willing to consider and if neeessnry adopt any suggestions that the British may make with regard to the working of the law In regnrc! to the other points of Mr. Chamberlain's dispatch, the Transvaal boldly stands by the London convention. It is said that the reply is couched in polite terms. State Secretary Reilx, i" the course of an interview, expressed some, doubt as to whether any alteration would bo made in, the existing franchise law, but saiil he believed a way should and would be found to establish an arbitration court. The'suzerainty, the least said the soonest mended, remarked the. state secretary." THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT. Is The Kepiirt Thnt BIIKTB Will Not YIel Confirmed. ' CArKTow.v. Sept. 38.— Cablegrams from Pretoria confirm the forecast of tho. reply of the Transvaal to Great Hrilain, which does not accept the demands of the British government as a whole. Great excitement prevails at Pretoria over the consequences which may ensue. The young Boers are asking to be led into the field irame- mediately. It is impossible to predict what, will be the situation after the delivery of the reply in London. The feeling here, is that it will be impossible for the imperial government to again enter upon an exchange of argument. -\ PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. VANDERBILT IS DEAt). rromlnent financier tiled Sntlrtenly a t IfU tlonne In Neiv York. NEW . YORK, Sept 13.—Cornelius Vnnderbilt died yesterday at his home on Fifth avenue. He returned from Newport with his wife the previous evening, apparently in excellent health and spirits and retired early. About tnulniglit he was seized with a serious attack and the household was aroused and several physicians summoned. Everything fossible wns done, but he grew rapidly worse and died at 5:15. Receives Orders to Return to the United St.MtCB.- MANILA, Sept. 15.—Colonel Charles Denby and Prof. Dean Worcester, members of the Philippine commission, have received instructions from President McKinlcy iislting them to return as soon as possible- They will embark on the steamer Empress of India, which sails from Hong Kong September 1'G. It is not known whether the clerical iorue will return with them or remain here. The commissioners had just, moved into new oflices and had expected to spend some months working on the establishment of municipal government. Cornelius Vanderbilt Was HO years of age, having been born on the 27th of November, 1843. lie was the oldest son of William II. Vnnderbilt, the oldest son of Commodore Vanderbilt, who Inid the foundation for the Vanderbilt fortune. The deceased was a man of unexampled virtue, a sti-ict, disciplinarian in family matters, and withal very philanthropic. He wns president of the New York Central and the Lake Shore, and began his railroad career by working in the shops and going through every department just the, same as one of lh« worlmien. He was thoroughly acquainted with every detail of the industry, and while president put in as many hours of solid work for the company ns any man connected with it. lie was stricken with paralysis two years ago, and has from that tlmn seemed to be on the decline no far as his health was concerned. Mr. Vnn- derbilt left, five children: Cornelius. Gertrude, Alfred, Reginald and Gladys' Cornelius was married to the daughter of R. T.'Wilson, a banker, two years ag6. Gertrude became the wifo of Harry Payne-Whitney son of tho former secretary of the nftv Wm. C. Whitney. SOUTH AFRICAN SITUATION. REVOLUTION IN SPAIN. lllo t'arllsls' rinim for the Overthrow of Uyniisiy Hiive Matured, MAimm, Sept. 15. — A formal ordei has been issued by Don Carlos to his followers to be prepared for immediate action. The Carlists are said to be exceedingly impatient to commence operations against the dynasty. The plans of the Carltsts to upset Spain-arc said to be most complete, and the indications are that the revolutionary situation is approaching an acme stage. __ _ Troops I''. 1 1 Kontn to LONDON, Sept. 10. — Tho first, battalion of the Manchester regiment arrived at Capetown yesterday, disembarked and marched through the streets. The .soldiers were wildly liheered. After they had been reviewed by Lieut. Gen. Sir Frederick Walker, commander of the British troops in South Africa, the battalion re-embarked and proceeded to Natal. These troops, forming the first, installment of the reinforcements, were sent froir Gibraltar to Capetown. the Wfnforrt leotMre corn's*, before a large aud.ie.nce, He had pro* peeded, but a lew in Inn tea wh,en lie W§«sH'loUeii with vertigo »nd is National Anti-Trust League. Frttnoe. •Sept-. )t l . — -Advleea frnthered by the Associated. Press show that the newspapers of the world are unanimous in denouncing the decision of the Rennesuourtmariial. Russian, German, RiigUshand American papers apeak of boycotting the Ffenoh ex? position »IM! J'Vench muiuifiMiturerK, and ifc will ;u>t be surprising if there i» u concerted action toward this end. StHiid by the liners. Bi.oKMFoNTicix, Orange Free State, Sept.. 15. — Members of the mad of the Orange Free State have been notified to be ready to be summoned for an extraordinary session at a moment'* notice. The burghers of the Orange Free State have passed a resolution tc stand shoulder to shoulder with the Transvaal in case of hostilities. Persons suffering from rheumatism, dyspepsia, constipation, heartburn, malaria, kidney and liver troubles should give Colfnx Mineral Witter a trial. Col fax Bottling Works, Col fax, lowiu __ _ __ _____ !':> t tin I Onloe Ilimlness. DES MOINKS. Sept. 12.— U. S. PatcnU have been allowed but not yet issued as follows: To .1, G. Schmidt and .). A. Turnbiill, of Atlantic, la., for a milk heater adapted to bo combined with a tank and a cream .separator to heat and "pasteurize" inilli, To C. A. Hupp, of Shannon City, foi si road grader attachment for sulk.y plows. To A. WatliiliN, of Des Monies, for H compound rotary eninne in which twi pairs of cylinders are in pure-llol position. a driving shaft located between the cylinders, an auxiliary steam chamber in eivt-h of the four distiuci cylinders! pistons and valves in each cylinder and communication between the cylinders and auxiliary steam I'hambers so arranged relatively thereto that initial steam may be introduced simultiineously into each cylinder, or unused from one to the other through the auxiliary chambers in such a manner as to utilize, all tho expansive force advantageously. Consultation and itdvicte eoncerning the veiMirlnir "f property rights for the works of authors and inventors, free. THOMAS G, Oinvia, .1. lUi.i'ii Oinvio, Ui<:r}!KN G, Onwifl, -ed Attorneys The Trnniivnnl Rnndr to Buck Up Her Lit test Position. LONDON, Sept 10.—Tlie Times' Newcastle, Natal, dispatch says the outlonders' council has transmitted to tho imperial government a protest in which they say they cannot contemplate without grave misgivings the possibility that the Pretoria government will be permitted to further delay matters on the plea of consulting the burghers. The correspondent adds: "There is nothing to confirm the reports that, the Boers will concede Chamberlain's demands. On the contrary, it is stated that 3,000 men will be dispatched to the border immediately after-the Transvaal's reply is sent. Everything points'to the prospect of an early conflict." Advices from Capetown tend to confirm this pessimistic view. The news that a strong force, of Boers has been stationed one hour from Ratnathlat;aiun, commanding the Pretoria and Johannesburg roads, created great indignation at Capetown. FRANCE IN A DEFIANT MOOD. UoRtlln Ci-ltlulHiii Sloven Tivrls to Auger. PAIUB, Sept. 15.—The bitter criticisms of the foreign press on the Dreyfus verdict at, Rennes have come home to the French people with crushing •' force. The result is somewhat startling. The French people realize that they are standing in the contempt of the world, and the realization hau brought a wave of anger. The attacks of the foreign press have sufficed to unite the people of all parties in France—Dreyfusards and anti-Drey- fnsards. nationalists and republicans —against the hated enemy, the foreigner. The French press takes up the criticisms made by the press of foreign countries concerning the Dreyfus verdict. The Matin, violently Dreyfusard, pours out a column of French wrath against the foreigners for what it terms'an impertinent interference in F-ench affairs. EXPORT EXPOSITION. Arrival . iVA8lilNaToM,$ept, UW Ulls cables that the transport Senator Iws with WASHINC-ITON, Sept. 13.-- Hear Ad- Farquhar will b« aMsigite.d to the com- luand of the Noi-Ui Atlantic s<)ir.i(li-on in. place of Smnpson, who will u.ssuuie coimiinmt of the Boston navy yard. It HII( (Hit t:iiHii>|>><m«l>l|>. NKW VOHK, Sept. 13,— Teddy Mo- Govern, of Brooklyn, whipped Pedlar Palmer, of I-iondon, thoroughly in less than one round in the arentv of the West Chester C|nb, ne»r Tuokaljoe, N. Y. With the victory weut the title of ban turn championship of the world, although both contestant* were ac- in the leather-weight claw, Formally Openeil In the Pretenee of a Great Throng. PHILADELPHIA, Sept.. 10.—In the presence of thousands of visitors, with ceremonies unattended by ostentation, the National Export Exposition was formally opened yesterday. Distinguished visitors were present, from all parts of the country, incl u<l- ing foreign diplomats and oilicers of the army and navy. Viee-President Foulkrod, of the exposition, made an address, turning it over to the state, and Governor Stone replied, accepting. Congressman W. P. Hepburn, of Iowa, chairman of the committee ou interstate and foreign commerce, delivered the oration ol the. dav. A message from President McKinley was read, extending greetings, am' formally opening the exposition. Gi-t More African l,n«<1. LONDON, Sept. ]7.—Great Britain and Portugal, it is reported, are about to sign a convention by which the latter leases to the former certain territory and stations in Portuguese East Africa. Germany, it is said, has also secured similar advantages from Portugal. Paulo CaaMin Many lleathn. BKIU.IN, Sept. 15.—Advices from Ka- liscli, Russian Poland, are that t-h'"'- ty-t-vo women and children were e'rushecl to dewtb and many were injured iu a panic in a synagogue, caused by the upsetting of a lamp. Mile* Kfprot* Active Service. PJCNSACOI.A, Fla., Sept. 10.—It is believed here that General Nelson A. Miles will be ordered to the Philippine islands to direct the American forces against Aguinaldo. General Miles has intimated as much in a letter which has been received here by Dr. >S. M. GouKales. one of the leading physicians and surpeons of PeJisn<sol»- Dr. G on/.ales says that General Mile* writes that if lie is assigned to the Philippines he will ash pr. Qonaal*" to accompany him »s chief »urg«ou of' hU « ttff.