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I glTCHENER;S PROCLAMATION [ _ TO BANISH HOSTILE BURGHERS[ "London, Aug 1 A parliamentary principal towns and the whole of the' pPaoP:?aha~ibn~nsuise~lU~d cI~nt!~'l~g:t: la~'!~YSeaas,nd't great majority of the I sr August 7th, in accordance with in- bur,Jars of the late republics, to the I gtructions from the Imperial govern- number of 35,000, exclusive of thoseI ment, the governments of Cape Colony who have fallen in the war, are now ] and Natal concurring. The proclama- either prisoners or have submitted to ] lion says: his majesty's government and are liv- [ "All commandants, field cornets and ing peaceably in towns and camp~ un- ] leaders of armed bands, being burgh- der control of his majesty's forces:I PREMIUM LIST AT THE PUEBLO STATE FAIR Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 13.--The man- agers of the Colorado State Fair, to be held in Pueblo Sel~tember 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, have just issued a pamphlet containing rules for ex- hibitors, lists of premiums and names of the officers. Approximately $10: (DO in money will be distributed in prizes. Tlmre will be races each day for purses from $100 to $300 in value. There will be on exhibition cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, Belgian hares, poultry, bees. flowers,, fruit, grain, products of the dairy, manufactured articles, painting and needlework. Be- sides the money prizes, many Useful articles are to be won in competition. The officers are: President, Aaron Son- neborn; vice president. Reuben T. Co- vey; secretary, Paul Wilson; treasurer, J. G. Ctmpman. Directors: Dr. A. T. King, George Hohnes. J. Will John- son, Aaron Sonneborn. Asbury White, J. G. Chapman. T. H. Devine, G. L. L. Gann, R. T. Covey, J. H. Voorhees, A. .R Pleree and W. G. Fraser. The superintendents of departments are: A, speed ring, R. T. Covey, su- perintendent. Pueblo: T. H. Devine. assistant superintendent, Pueblo; horses. John B. Taylor, superintendent, Pueblo: M. F. l)ilhm, assistant super- intendent, Oluey; B, cattle, Eugene Grnbb. superintendent, Carbondale; Robert Grant. assistant superintend- ent, Nyberg; C, sheep, J. G. Massey, superintendent, Fort Logan, Charles P. Jones, assistant superintendent, Pu-, eblo; D, swine, J. W. Beatty, .super- Intenden[, Manzanola: E, poultry, and Belgians, J. I. Muncey, superintendent, Pueblo; J. M Hill, assistant superin- tendent, Colorado Springs; F, agricul- ture, P. F. Sharp, pre~Ident State Board of Agriculture, superintendent, Denver: A. R, Pierce. assistant super- intendent. Pueblo; G, horticulture. Mrs. M. A. Shute. secretary State Board of Horticulture. superintendent, Denver: W. S. Coburn, president State Board of Horticulture, assistant superintend. eat, Hotchkiss, H. dairy, T. L. Monson, state dairy commissioner, superintend- ear. Denver: I. Apiary, G. W. Swink, superintendent, Rocky Ford; J, manu- factures, 3ames McNeen, superintend-. ent. La Junta; K, fine arts, Charles Craig, superintendent, Colorado Springs, Herman W. Nash, assistant superintenden. Pueblo; L, needle and fancy work, Miss Gates of the Denver Dry Goods Company, superin- tendent, Denver. Mrs. Mary Piggery, assistant superintendent, Pueblo; M, flowers and pantry stores, Mrs. H. W. Mitchell, Pueblo, superintendent; N, sehool exhibits, R. H. Beggs, superin- tendent, Denver: Mrs. L. J. Shepherd, assistant superintendent, Pueblo. O, county exhibits. C. B. Sehmidt, super- intendent, Pueblo. t: Hall Storm at L~mar. Laraar, Colo., Aug. 12.~(Denver News Special.)~The severest hail storm that has visited this section in eleven years descended on Lamer from the north at 5:30 p. m. yesterday, and left a trail of battered trees, ruin- ed gardens and broken window lights in its path. A heavy rain and terrific wind accompanied the hail storm, and the latter added greatly to the damage wrought. Fine fruit and shade trees were bro- ken by the wind and the driving hail tore shingles from roofs and smashed through heavy screens as though they were mosquito netting. There Is not a whole window light in the north side of any dwelling or business house in Lamer. The hailstones piled up In great drifts along fences and ditches. The whole storm lasted only half an hour. but in that time the precipitation amounted to an inch and a half. La- mer seems to have been the center of the hail storm, as reports received thus far from the farming districts north, cast' and west of town are that the hail was much lighter and did compar- atively little damage in those sections. It is feared, however, that the" canta- loupe crop suffered serious injury. The damage done to fruit and shade trees, lawns, gardens, telephone and electric light wires and houses in Lamer will foot up several thousand dollars~ but the rain will be of immense benefit to farms and to the range. er~l of the late republics and still en- gaged in resisting his majesty's forces, whether in the Orange colony or the Transvaal. or other portion of his majesty's South African domin- ions, and all members of the late governments of the Orange Free State and Transvaal shall, unless they sur- render before September 15th. be per- manently banished from South Africa. The cost of the maintenanee of the 'families of all burghers tn the field Who have not surrendered by Septem- ber 15th shall be recoverable from Such bur~,hers and shall be charged I. on their property, removable and im- In ovable, in the two colonies." The preliminary correspondence shows that the proclamation is based upon suggestions which the govern- ment of Natal forwarded to Colonial Secretary Chamberlain July 24th. and the date. September 15th, was recom- mended by Lord Milner. The reasons of the government for the proclamation of Lord Kitchener of August 7th are set forth in a pream- ble to the proclamation, as follows: "Whereas, the late Orange Free State and South African Republic have been annexed to his majesty's dominions; and ~,-.~hereas, his majesty's forces are and have been for some considerable time in complete possession of the seats of the government of both thu aforesaid territories, with their pub- ltc offices and the whole machinery of administration, as well as of all the and "Whereas. the burghers of the late repu')lles still in arms are nat only few in number, but have lost almost all their guns and munitions of war and are devoid of regular military organiz- ation and are therefore unable to car- ry on regular warfare, or to offer any organized resistance to his majesty's forces in any part of the country; and "Whereas. those burghers who are still in arms. though unable to CatTy on regular warfare, continue to make isolated attacks upon small posts and detachments of his majesty's forces. to plunder or destroy property and to damage, raihvay and telegraph line~: and "Whereas. the country is thus kept in a state of disturbance, checking the resumption of agricultural and indus- trial pursuits: and "Whereas, his majesty's government is determined to put an end to the state of things which is aimlessly pro- longing bloodshed and destruction and inflicting ruin upon a great majority of the inhabitants, who are anxious to live in peace and earn a livelihoed for themselves and their families; and "Whereas, it is just to proceed against those persona who, being ~n a position of authority, are re~pensible for the continuance of the present state of lawlessness and are instigat- ing their fellow burghers to continue their hopeless resistance to his majes- ty's government." Then follows t~.~ 0reclamation. SAN FRANCISCO BULLION ROBBER MAKES A CONFESSION San Francisco, Aug. ll.--Jack Win- ters, who was arrested for the Selby Smelting Works robbery, has confessed the crime and so far $130,000 worth of bullion has been recovered from the bay, where he had sunk it. For three days the detectives had tried all sorts of intimidation to make Winters con- fees but their threats apparently had no effect upon him. Finally he asked to see Superintendent Von der l~pp of the works, who, he said, was the only friend he had. In his conversation With Von der Ropp Winters' manner Indicated that he knew .where the gold had been hidden. Von der Ropp told btm that they had a strong ease against him and that he would be sent to prison for thirty years. He said: "You will be an old man when you get out and it will do you no good to hide the gold. "We know it is hidden in the water near the works; and we'll s~reh every inch. You may be sure that the gold will be found before you get out of prison." Winters ,finally weakened and told Van der Ropp that he had taken the gold and would take him to the spot Where it was hidden. The criminal, in company with Superintendent Ropp and a force of detectives, left on a tug last night for Crockett. There they waited all night for low tide. Winters l~lnted out the place at the end of the railroad wharf, behind the coal bunk- era, at the beginning of the ValleJo ferry slip. At that point at low tide- the mud is about four.feet deep, cov- ered by a foot of water. When the' tug first reached Crockett, Winters Pointed out the spot in the water Where he said he had thrown the gold. Superintendent Von der Ropp marked the place on the wharf and the tug stcamed away to wait for low tide. This morning Winters himself got into the mud and water up to his neck and for an hour and a half groped for the missing bullion. Up m 10 o'clock $111,- 000 worth had been recovered. This includes the four bags of fine gold. Winters had put some of the bars in bags. He said that one of the bags had broken and some small bars had dropped out. It is now only a question of careful search to find the rest of the $280,0(0. Winters claims that he did the Job all alone. He says that he made fourteen t~Ips from the vault to the wharf, from which he dropped the gold. The smelter officials, however, are positive that he received assist- ance from someone. The detectives thmk that his ~tory that he did it all himself is correct. In view of the fact that promises of clemency were made Winters in con- sideration of his nnearthing the gold it is thought that his punishment will be light. Detective Gibson is quoted as saying that it was promised Winters by President Ralston of the Selby Smelt- ing Works that he should not onl~" be unprosecuted, but should receive $25,. (/04). "Winters ean not be prosecuted," said Detective Gibson, "for there is no evidence against him. All that has bqen drawn from him was secured by the detectives under promise that It would not be used against him. Un- der such circumstances it would be extremely difficult to secure a cenvic- fish." . ,-~-, ,-,-, ~-,-,-,,,,, ~,, . +-I-++~++++++#+++~-+++++ PHILIPPINE AFFAIRS DISCUSS ED AT MANILA . Manila, Aug. ll.--Governor Taft, Speaking at a banquet given to-day by the Californians in Manila to Repre. sentative Julius Kahn of San Francis- co, said that in order to properly de- Velop the Philippines, satisfactorily legislation dealing with the tariff re- forms must be passed at the next ses- sion of Congress. He asserted also that laws prohibiting the sale of pub- lie lands and timber, laws providing for the. incorporation of American banks, and laws granting franehises and mining rights were frequently de- manded, Other members of the Philippine (~ommission spoke in the same vein. General Chaffee described the achieve- ~nents of California's rgiment. The co~nmission have granted $25,- 000 to each province where cattle have been killed by r~inderpest, and this sum will be expended in givlng work to those who need It, with a preference for outlay upon public roads. The Inoney is to be returned in five years. General Davis expects to eomplete the work of turning over the duties of Provost marshal this week and he will 'then assume command of the troops : on the island of Mindanao and in the Jolo archipelago. h General Greely, chief signal officer, as had an interview with the mere. hers of the commissien with reference turning over the telegraph system. General Chaffee has received from Herbert L. Evans, Forty- infantry, a full report of the of Mlndanao. Lieutenant says the insurgents fled to the ~euntalns, but they must soon sur- as ~hey have no means of es. Taft and Commissioners and Mosses will leave Manila ,Ttlesday to establish Civil government in northern provinces. Earthquake Shoekm. Victoria, B. C., Aug. ll.--The seis- mograph at the meteorological office ,acre on Frida[ recorded some very Severe shocks or earthquakes, which ,the superintendent believes occurred In Alaska, as the records are similar ~'~ those made wh~ the last earth- ~ ~uakea occurred up North, CORNERSTONE LAID BY COLONEL ROOSEVELT Colorado Springs, C