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LONDON, Sept. l.-8unday will be
an anxloui day for Great Britain. The
reply to the Transvaal government.
It is known tonight, has been formu
lated and is in the hands of the Brit
ish agent at Pretoria. Furthermore,
the wires at the foreign office are busy
with a long dispatch from the British
high commissioner in South Africa,
Sir Alfred Mlluer, to the Secretary of
State of the Colonies, Joseph Chamber
lain, which is being raplbly repeated
to the latter's Birmingham home, so
the contents of the Boer reply will
probably rest tonight with Oreat Brit
ain's colonial secretary.
Unless South Africa In peopled with
false prophets, the Boers have either
evaded or defied what practically a
mounted to an ultimatum front the
British cabinet. From the tenor of
their recent communications to Cham
berlain they could scarcely be expected
to do otherwise. However, as fre
quently pointed out in these dispatch
es, this presumed action upon the part
of the Boers does not make war a
certainty, though it does place the.
British cabinet In a position where It
must take steps so aggressive that
war, or utter Ignominious 'submission,
will be the only alternative remaining
to the Transvaal reply,
This .-lew phase of the rlsls also
gravely Increases tbe probability that
the Boers -will take time and diplomacy
by the forelock and raid Natal, confis
cate the mines, arrest the Ultlanders
for high treason or otherwise resent
their presence, while the British trans
ports are in mid-ocean, 'for what they
believe Is an attempt to Tob them of
their Independence. If "the course of
diplomacy Is not foreshortened, the
British cabinet will meet again and
formulate specific demands far more
sweeping than the Inst ones.
These wlQ be transmitted to Presi
dent Kruger In the shape of an ulti
matum. As .members of the cabinet
are scattered throughout the country
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the city and all fresh and crisp.
Prompt delivery to
all parts of the city
and outside points.
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Well there Is a knack In mak
But don't forget the kind of
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difference. Ills mother used a
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ttl Bond Street.
It Is Improbable (hat a council could be
gathered till Monday night at the earl
iest, and there is every reason to be
lieve the British government will ex
hibit no undue haite In forcing Presi
dent Krugefs hand, for It Is palpably
more Important ; to have 15,000 rein
forcements on the scene of action than
gain the crying for Immediate aggres
sive action. It Is hardly conceivable
that President Kruger will await the
arrival of British reinforcements be
fore taking the Initiative. If he dis
plays such hesitation, he will strength
en the belief at the very last moment
that he Intends to back down, an im
pression which has many supporters
among the ultra conservatively inclined.
President Kruger's rumored refusal
of the latest demands has lost him
many friends In England. The report
ed formal alliance between the Trans
vaal and the Orange Free State has
also done much to alienate the feeling
of those Englishmen Inclined to sym
pathise with the Transvaal, though It
Is scarcely believed the Orange Free
Slate will take an active part, more
likely confining Itself to passive unrec
ognized assistance, as In the war of
The departure of the troops from
Southampton for Natal today was
marked by such scenes as have not
occurred In England for many years.
Wives, daughters, sweethearts and
friends crowded around the North
umberland fuslleers, or as they are
better known "The fighting Fifth," on
the stations and at the docks crying,
waving hats and handkerchiefs and
cheering, mixing grief and patriotism
as men and women do only when those
dear to them go to war.
WAR 13 EXPECTED.
Belief That the Transvaal Reply Is
LONDON, Sept. 16. Indications from
all sources print to extreme gravity In
the Transvaal situation. Pretoria ad
vices emanating from a Boer source
say the Transvaal reply os uncom
promising. Another Pretoria special,
dated September 15, says the situation
Is now regarded as all but hopeless,
unless Great Britain retreats from her
It Is now definitely stated Jhat,the
Orange Free "StateTing-agreed to unit,
with the Transvaal In resisting
the British claims. Of all the
numerous channels through whleh
South African news reaches London,
not one slvea the faintest hope that
tbe Boer Teply will be favorable, the
majority taking the view that war Is
The First battalion of Northum
berland fuslleers, $00 strong, and de
tachments of the army service corps
sailed on (the steamer Gaul at 3 p. m.
today from Sopthampton, en route to
Natal, amid great enthusiasm. The
men appeared In splendid condition
and openly anxious for lighting. Gen-
era! Sir Oeorge Stewart White, who
Is going -to command tle troops In
Natal, sailed with his . staff on the
Tantal Castle from Ply month.
Cruiser Charleston Attacks The
Fort Doto Little
WILL BE CONTINUED
Monterey and Cbtrleston Stirt For
Tbe Scene-Manila News
By Local Paper
CARPENTERS GO OUT.
NEW TORX, Sept. 16. As a result
of receiving m satisfaction from con
tractors and builders in this city,
through a circular sent them by the
joint carpenters' organisations de
manding wages of S4 per day and Sat
urday half holiday, 10,000 carpenters
laid down their iaols today and quit
The Electric Doctor
Styner Theraputic Co.,
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Advice and Electrical Disease
Bonn Iroin lo to i ond 7. to S dally
MANILA, Sept 17.-11:30 a. m. The
cruiser Charleston began a heavy bom
bardment of the fort on Sublg bay
Thursday. Little or no Injury was
done. The monitor Monterey and gun
boat Concord are returning to Sublg
bay to continue the bombardment
PROGRESS OF EVENTS
IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Interesting News Which Has Been
Omitted In the Press Dispatches
Manila Steadily Improving.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16.-Eight
copies of the American published at
Manila received at the war depart
ment contain many Interesting Items
regarding the progress of events in
the Philippines which have been omit
ted from regular press dispatches. Al
though Cavlte has been In the posses
sion of the United States longer than
any town In the Islands, it is still
practically under military rule, but
the dls'j-ict commander and the pro
vost marshal have given the people
every concession which the exigences
of the service would permit Natives
are allowed to remain on the streets
until half-past nine o'clock at night
and In other ways they enjoy more
liberty than do their brethren In
-Slmpllclto banvuitngo, a native of
Cavlte, has filed a. claim with the
United States authorities for prize
money In connection with the capture
of a filibustering expedition. It seems
that he furnished -the Information
which led to the seizure of the steamer
Don Jose and a small schooner, both
loaded with contraband articles lost
The "white man's burden" which has
been carried by the volunteers In the!
fantry goes on to an alarming extent.
Garza reports that the Filipinos In
some Instances were equipped with the
uniform of Americans, including the
cork helmet. These articles evidently
came rrom the steamer Centennial,
which went on the reef on'the north
western coast of Luzon and was
promptly looted. Garza witnessed also
the destruction of - the Satumtis.
She Is Now Completed and Ready for
the Builder's Trial.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept lS.-The
battleship Wisconsin will be ready for
her builder's trial trip In two weeks.
On Monday her engines will be turned
over for the first time and then as soon
as her steering gear Is ready she will
make her run on the bay.
Should the government permit the
use of weights Instead of hoists she
will be ready for her official test In
Santa Barbara channel the first week
in October. Had It not been for the
delay In supplying the armor, the
Wisconsin would have been ready to
go Into commission last July. The
Union Iron Works had its part of the
ship ready with the exception of the
steering gear and that could not have
been put In, because the conning tower
had not arrived from the east
All the gear for steering the fight
ing machine goes through the tower
and until it arrives all work on the
Wisconsin has to cease. The conning
tower arrived a couple of days ago
and is now being put in place. By
Monday the work will be for enough
advanced to allow of the engines being
turned over and about October 1 the
battleship will be seen In the bay for
tbe first time under her own steam.
ABOUT TO BE FORMED.
Will Be Held In Chicago Under the
Auspices of the Democratic Na
tional Executive Committee.
Hanna Predicts Republican Vic
tory at Coming Election.
ISSUES OF THE CAMPAIGN
Present Era of Protteilly Snonld
Mot be Disturbed-Bryan and
iCocbran Debate Closes-
CHICAGO, Sept 16.-The Chronicle
One of the Immediate results of the
trust conference will be that of the or
ganization of a movement under dem
ocratic auspices to call an anti-trust
conference In Chicago or Cincinnati
about the middle of October. The new
national executive committee may be
urged to take the subject under ad
visement for future action.
Colonel Bryan was consulted upon
his arrival In Chicago about the
scheme and he is said to have given (t
his approval. The democratic mem
bers of the conference were in favor of
It almost to a man. They said that
their observation of the function
OR 1 IpH hv tha Ptvtn F.dar.Hnn nAnvlnv
Philippine islands for over a year, Is ,k4 .j,. . .
. , . , , ; ed them that the great mass of the
people want a meeting that will deal
now being shared by some of the
black boys of the United States. A
sergeant In the Twenty-fourth Infan
try said the other day when saluted
with the question, "What are you
boys doing here?" "Why boss, we are
here to take up the white man's bur
According to a special dispatch the
people of Cebu are restless and
threatea trouble. Although they seem
to be peaceful, it Is thought to be
through fear alone.
The establishment of a public alms
house and a home for Incurables at
Manila Is being strongly advocated,
not only as a very necessary charity,
but as a means of protection for the
American and European population.
It Is also recommended that the jails
be enlarged for the accommodation of
vagrants who are able to work, but
who will not do so. . '
Good results are shown In the Man
ila public schools system. The total
number of pupils enrolled in the city
during July was 4179. It Is noteworthy
that parents are expressing particular
Interest In the study of English and
the progress being made by many pu
plls Is a mater of great family pride.
with the trust question without
Southern delegates, especially sev
eral from Texas, pointed out to Mr.
Bryan the political advantage that
would accrue to the democratic party
If it managers should contrive to hold
such a meeting. The effect upon cam
paigns pandlng In several western
states, they argued, would be good, for
It would serve to place the party In
direct and unequivocal opposition to
trusts. Ex-Governor Altgeld is said to
be In sympathy with the plan.
OFFICIAL NEWS FROM GILMORE
Washington. Officials In Receipt of
Letters From Men of Yorktown.
NEW YORK, Sept. 16.-A special to
the Journal and Advertiser says:
News concerning Lieutenant Gllmore
and 14 of the enlisted men of the
Yorktown who were captured by the
Filipinos at Baler, more than six
months ago, has reached Washington
In letters to officials and their fellow
otllcers In the Islands. The latest In
formation comes through a Spanish
planter by the name of Garza. He
described Lieutenant Gllmore and his
companions to officers in Manila. He
said that that ofl.cer and 11 men at Bi-
gau, where they were subsisting off a
meagre quantity of rice valued at not
more than one peseta per man per day.
He is quoted as saying that the cao-
Uves could not stand such hardships
and such ' fore much lonser. Qarea
also described the extent of the force
at Blgau, where fully 8,000 Filipinos are
Some of the weapons are Mausers
with which the men on the line are
being equipped steadily. The sources
of supply evidently amazed Garza, as
It has those In authority at Manila.
He said the old weapons were being
distributed to tho troops in the inter
ior and that the armament of the In-
WILL EMBARK AT PORTLAND.
Transports Will Carry Thirty-fifth In
fantry From Inland Metropolis.
VANCOUVER, "sept 16.-Lleutenant
Plummer received official notice today
from the war department that the
Thirty-flvth Infantry. United States
volunteers, under his command, will
take transports for the Philippines
from Portland, Oregon.
No date was fixed in the advices for
the departure of the regiment.
FORT STEVENS MAN WINS.
PORTLAND. Sept. Concluding
the tennis match this afternoon be
tween Lieutenant W. A. Bethel and W.
A. Gross, for the state championship
in singles and for a beautiful cup do
nated by Major W. L. FIsk, the best
three out of five games was won by
Lieutenant Bethel, of Fort Stevens,
who holds the championship of Oregon
and the privilege of holding the cup
the year, by a score of 6-4, 6-3, 7-5.
Bethel proved himself a phenomenal
PACING RECORD BROKEN.
CLEVELAND, Sept. 16. At a weekly
matinee of the Gentlemen's Driving
club this afternoon, Sunland Belle
broke the record for pacing to a wag
on. She made a mile in 2:07, the
lost quarter being paced In 31 seconds.
NEW YORK, Sept U.-Senator M".
A. Hanna arrived here today on the
St Louis from Southampton. He said
to a reporter that bis health had Im
proved somewhat while he was abroad
and that he had had a good time.
"My observations of England." said
he, "are that It Is a country with
good political system. It Is fully as
good as ours and England has built up
a government full of stability. I was
delighted with the outdoor life in Eng
land. I suppose the English all have
their opinion as to our Philippine pol
icy, but I did not discuss the matter
with any one. ' Of course I believe
President McKinley will be re-elected,
but then I have given my opinion on
that matter so often that It has now
become rather a chestnut. As to
Roosevelt for vice-president I certainly
williot discuss that possibility.
"I think that Industrial conditions
and the Philippine war will prove fac
tors in the coming campaign. The
Philippine war will be made the is
sue by the democratic party, but we
have nothing to fear. I would as soon
have the so-called anti-expansion mads
the issue as I would the silver question,
for silver is the old man of the sea.
I am not afraid of the outcome. I
have reasoned out that the sound judg
ment of the people is that they do
not want to bring about a ohange,
They will not. I believe, by their own ...
action, ' change the conditions of the
country The United States has en
tered on an era of prosperity. I am
confident of a republican victory. I
am of the belief that there will be
some difficulty In making the trusts a
political . issue. The republican party
is Just as much opposed to the amass
ing of wealth in a manner to injure
the public as is the democratic!
party." . ; ,
CHICAGO, Sept. 16. The conference
on uses and abuses of trusts closed its
sessions here today in a blaze of ora
tory, in which Colonel W. J. Bryan and
W. Bourke Cochran were the central
figures. - - ...
Cochran followed the noted Nebras--kan,
but disclaimed any Intention of
debating the conclusions of his im
mediate predecessor and claimed his1'
complete concurrence in much that
Bryan had said. The westerner had
delivered the speech of the day during
the forenoon amid frequent interrupt
tlon of tumultuous applause, i
Foulke, of Indiana, commenting on
the speech, made assertions which
Bryan desired further to discuss. He
was requested to take the stage and
complied for the second time, facing
the wildly enthusiastic house. At the
conclusion, Cochran arose and observ
ed: "Just a few words." The specta
tors wanted more and refused to sub
side until he had taken the platform.
He agreed with Bryan, he said, but h.
AFTER AMERICAN MULES
British Government Buying Both
Animals and Wagons In The
NEW YORK. Sept. 16. A Journal
and Advertiser special from Washing
ten says; ,
ine war department has been ap
proached by representatives of the
British government who wanted to buy
at once 1000 mules for shipment to
South Africa for army uses. The De
partment, however, had disposed of all
Its BUrplus stock. The Englishmen
will buy the mules In open market In
the south and ship them to South
Africa as fast as they can be obtained.
Great Britain has also recently let
several large contracts for army wag
ons for South Africa to the principal
wagon-makers In this country.
JELLOW-JACK AT KEY WEST.
Kf.'Y WEST, Sept. 16. Thirty-eight
cases of yellow fever were reported In
the past 24 hours and one death. ,
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