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BIG BATTLE NEAR
IN FfliE STATE.
ttussia and Japan
a Hostile Clash.
Czar Demands a Port, and Mikado Mobilizes a
Fleet and Calls Out Reserves in Rcpty
Muscovite Move in Turkey.
FPECIAL 1ST ' BLE.
Kobe, Japan, March -!. iCopviijlit. 1000, lit- the New York
Herald Company.) The demands of Klsmh fn- tin ci-SMon of terri
torv in Koiva as a snlmtite for Masanphei are cauuiij great excite
ment in Japan, especially in connection with ,Japanee nava! iiia
lienters and the mobilization of the naval rc-eie.
Korea, it is v.ated, views Ku.-sinV demands aa unwelcome.
RUSSIA PRESSES DEMANDS AT SEOUL.
Londan. March :itl. The Yokohama eoire.xpondent of the Times
"It is feared thai other Powers will follow IIn.-bias example in
demanding a leas-e of territory near Masanpho.
"If. 1'avloiT. Kns.-ian Minister in Korea, is presMiig his demands
at Seoul, and the Japanese Minister to Kotea. Ifayathi fionzonk, i.-
discussing the subject with him.''
The Dong Kong correspondent of the Times says:
"Kwong-Yu I'ui, a niemher of the Chinese reform party, was re
cently abducted from here and taken to Canton. The Coventor of
Hong-Kong and the Uritish Consul at Canton have pmlested to Li
Hung Chan;:, hut Kwong is- still detained."
The Kussinu Government, according to a dispatch to the Times
from St. Petersburg, is considering a scheme for a large increase in
the Russian navy.
A dispatch from TV-Kin says that about one hmidri-d thousand
Tien-Tsin coolies are lcavii g for 2Ccw Chwang to build the Man
The "Boxers" who have been causing trouble in the north of
Pekin hate been dispersed by the troop.'.
;ECIAL BY CAULK.
l2tdon. Friday. Mairli " i"npviisrtV,
1SW, try' the N'ew York HeraM Compaiiy.i
Tiros that Ilussli had demand-d a naval
base in Korea, with particular reference to
the fine harbor of Masanpho. that thl3 de
mand bad been met wita a Hat refuel;
that Rusia had then prosed for a strip
of Korean territory, mid Hut the Korean
Government v. as ;mxlous for outside as
sistance, reached London last night and
caused considerable talk In the lobby of
Parliament and in the military clubs.
Rivalry between Russia aid Juian fr
possession ot the port of Mas.mpho has
-rren in progress s-ince October. Ru-sli j
wifhed to jbtain posep:o3 of Uie harbor
HDd to ronxert it Ii.lo a naval M.ulcn.
Jrhich sehemo vras opirosed bj Japan frost 1
the nat. I
It is not blierd here that Kiral.i wilt !
stri-e to sain h-
point l-a j.j.:lcn appeal j
Japan is certain n-t to
to arms, while Japan is certain nt to t
hailfn hd'jtilit,. -nv. wv .1 verv las-t. re- .
sort for the prcsen" at Ieat
On th- other hand. Mr. Jc.siph Wnltcn.
31. r., who recently returned trom China,
Japan and Korea, when interviewed on ths
ort of Russia's demand, said:
'A short time ago I pointed out that from
interviews I had had with Marquis I to.
Count Okuma. Viscount .VM and oih r
leading Japanese statesmen. I found Japan
determined to resi the Rusts-ian azcres
sions in Korea, een ut tlie cost of war.
'Japan looks upon Korea a esy im
rortant a1- an outlet for her txec-s iipu!a-ticn.-
"Masaplio is the best port on tb coast of
"Up till now Japanese influence has been
predominant there. Itustia and Japan are
each on the lookout for what iliey eon
tlder an opportune moment for enforcing a.
clato of prior right, which each thiuka it
has to Korea."
war pn.nin.vrio3iS i jai'.vx.
Seattle. Wash.. March 2.-The Govern- '
meet transport Garonne, from Manila, teb- , UCTt , Ul0 K.r ,;ajt an, fa, con(lrmc1
ruary 1.. has arrived from quarantine with bj. a dispj!c,, ,0 .e Non Vork 1craIJ
oeirs of actho prtiorations in military and , luj Wavhington correspondent,
naval departments of Japan for war with A3Ii:li;A rMIIITs 3IOVII
Kosila. The Russian tie. t at Nagai-ak: has , r.i:erni.!'?l'i:e'IAU
dlsrtgardtd the haroor authorities and an-j x.-w York. March A Washir.-lc-chorea
where it pleaseu. The war tplnt is i rp,.rial to the Herald s.ay
"id by Capuir. Conrad of tlic Garonne to .Ths ,, of Isar a,. Wj,,on.,
e strong In Japan on ae count of the Czars ron ln awrabUB. a lar0 squallroa a"t
secret attempt to gain influence in Korta in 1 yokob.una. aM(Je frora ,l!s ile to
vlolaUca 0f the tre.-ty A crand aueablins ,jla Kuccessor. Rear Admiral Remey. a
t ttt Japanese navy, to be followed by commander-in-Chief of the Asiatic Station,
aanwvers from which foreign newspaper f0UM n lnforlnaUo rccc,
32TS! Sl..-TV.JS I tat0 . that the Japanese
C1US1-S sUMMKO IT.
Pile of the recent statement by Mar-
to of Japan. U:t the Japanese were
not ji!pared for war. and that an under
taking had bctn reached with Rusia. evl
oencc is accumulating tiiat the Mikado and
the Cv are not in accord in the Far East,
Russia, apparently, is bent upon tiie acqul
s.tion of ta-ritor' In Korea, in furtherance
of her plans in China, and the appearance
of a Russian fleet in the neighborhood of
Chemulpo maj- be accented aa a. fair indi
cation that the St. 2'etcrburg Government
13 Prepared to enforce Its claims if neces
sary. Tiic mobilization of the Japanese flct and
tha calling out of the Japanese naval re
serves, on the other hand. Indicate that the
ifikado la prepared to resist Russian ac.
Eressloa In Korea, and the close proximitj
of the opposed fleets suggests tho immi
nence of war.
It la sufficient t" suggest this possibility
at ths moment, although It may be f tated.
in passing, that as matters stand, the Jap
ssiese naval strength in the Par Hast is
fully able to cope with tho Russian fleet
which Is said to be hovering off the coast
a has other irons in the fire, and
odd not afford to bilng her tntiro navj-
nto action In tho Far East. It is plain
now that jhe Czar has determined to take
vantage of Great Britain's preoccupa
tion la South Africa to extort frora the
Baltio or Turkey- concessions, which could
tot otherwise be obtained. Nearly a.0M
Russian troops have been -assembleel on the
Jldsh frontier, and Russia, Is pressing
tke Sultan for an immediate answer to its
BefOial to comply with thev-e demands
Widoubtedlj- will mean war between Russia
oi Turkcj-, in which caso the Russian
G'sslra to possas3 Constantinople might bo
t the sains .time, there are bisr.3 of a
Are on the Eve of
niiiiiwnt uiitkr th- surfaee. h.. li may
bo-lc llj f.r Gnat Britain. Ae i-ordiug to a
iurr.-.-jo!iUi i.i f the London Tim s in couth
."frl-a. 1'ivw foreign troop.-! have reached
Kroojistad. to re-enforce, the Itocr army,
and the corresponds i.t Matt? that tno en
tire Boer arn-j has beii re-equ!;ped by
Mme eiutside agency. Another CirresjHnd
cnt in South Africa notes the presence of
J0O Russian -emits with the Boer forces.
These Isolated dlpitrhcs may nave no bear
ing on the general situation, but they,
nevertheless, induce the opinion that Rus
sia H actively engaged in antl-Enll-h en-
terprlte'. and it is Just iostib!c that the
15. forcirncrs mentioned by the Tlmcs's
votrcspondent ate Russians or 1'reticS. or
ixrlups. a combination of tlic two.
ll be te.ulb-d in this connection that
neither Itus&ia ncr 1'iance has jet replied
to President Kruser"r pkn for intcrionti- n.
and- "hlle both countries are nominally
.utral. it would In- quite in line with Ilus-
-n voli'-y to aid th lio-rs coiertlj, in
connHan'-e with the IYencli, and with th
l'ortusue at LViaioa I!a.
j Bearing on this amc ioint is the oillefal
announcemmt inado In Pari.- that the
j Fruieh Government has no idea of tnfr
ferin In the negotiations belwi-en the
. United State? and lit mr.nrk for tlic ;ur-
'hase by the former of the Dnnl.-li Wist
Indies. Tin- ordins of this announcrment
's -omewiiat unu-ual. Trance ii'aeu.B an
-.inwonttd aiuc up-jn the fiiendsnlp of tiiu
Those who follow th- world mowimnt
ciosely s- In tliis ollleial action of I lie
' 1'reni.li Government a desire to tie -ho
I hands of the United Stitca by a voluntary
protesuuiuii of friendship, with the ldr-a.
mayhap, of preventing j Int actiiu by the
United Statea and 'Jreat RriUiin in the l'ar
That the 3IcKinley administration, how
ever, i, pledged to a Riven policy in tho
Orient, as jet unrev-Mled, is certain. Th
itcent publications In The !Up-iMlc con--crnlns
the mnhlll?.iMnn n fn An-tA
,ni-mmort rMe c.mlitii 4j fin
- -....,-.. ...w .-..t.. Witu ,fi IICLI ill
Kobe, whero it will be reviewed by the Era
ptror. "The purpose of the presence of tho
American fleet in Japanese waters is n6t
even hinted at. but thero certainly must be
some reason for tne mobilization, aside
from the transfer of the command to Rear
J.UM3 WILL OKI- .NO HKM'.
Paris. March CO. The Gaulois. in an arti
cle discussing the eventuality of tho Ru.-j.o-Japanse
"It ;s not likely that Gr. at Britain will
Interfere., being too miith occjpud In tlie
Transvaal and in watching her fion(lr.
Japan, thertiore. will be left alone, no other
European 1'oivir i.lnj Iiifrested In aiding
her. and the United States, with which the
sympathizes more than anj- other nation,
having their attention occupied in the Phil
ippines." FOUGHT ON THE STREET.
Congressman O. W. Paris Hadly
T.ruised by 11. C. Pugh.
Terro Haute, Ind , March Z!. A tight on
the street occurred to-d.ij- between Con
gressman George W. Farta and II. C. Pu?h,
ex-United Slate Consul to Palermo, growii
out of the manner of the withdrawal of the
Congressman from the rare for renomlna
tion. The Congressman was kn-x-ked down
and badly bruiseet. but suffered no other til
effects than a blackcued eye and blce-ding
Mrs. Langtry Cannot Produce Her
Plav in Pittsburg.
1'ittsburg, Pa., 31arch Z).-Mrs. Uly Lan-;-try.
who Is booktd to appear in this c.tj
next Monday wck, will nor be jermitteI to
produce her pla . "The Degenerates "
Thl was Ci-clded to-da by 3!ayor Wm
.1. Diehl, who has reecive-d protests from ...
Trshvirrian Ministers Association anl
rmmivmt ritlzfns airamst the nrodnrtlnn ,,f
the play on tin. grounds that it is immor il.
.MeKlXI.KV:-JlESBKMS AFIKMH OP TUP KI.EIMIANT.
HENDERSON'S LETTER A BOMB.
Explosion Caused Consternation in Administration Circles
and Wrath in the'Scnate Speaker Was
Tl.f It'euN" Tturau.
il'h it. nd !'froliii!i .r
"Washinslon. March IT.'. Tin- eijiru lettfr of l-p:ikcr He-uilerson lias rrwiinl
crrat eon-t'-niatinn ani'itis Ri'iilil:ca!i, lih in "onsr'ss nuil the :iilinlulstni
tion. It liai done militias in clarify the party sitiiatin. On tin- contrary, it
has increased sntitly the troubles lu tin- Kt-iitiMictin Iin.
The Itcpuiillcan Senators liitterly rc-cnt the- Sjn-aUrr's charges that !mt
IknIv N more ami'tialile to corrupt intlui-iii-e-s tltin lite Umi.-c: ami Ki-iiuMn-an
elliclals ef the aduiIiiiMralion arc asha at ilt- iii-n ami uinxiuivocal .statuuient
by SjK-akcr UfmU-rson tLat Presidi-at .McKInli-y werk.nl stre'iiumly for tli
passase of a Puerto Kican nirllT aftt-r tcndiim to Ctncris a Wisase stating
that onr plain duty required tree trade with that island.
Tliis jirixif vt pri-sid'iitlal doable- dealing. ciinitis frora such a hip;!: .-source,
has i-ausi-d a sre-nt ililurbauce among Itepublicatis In every ipiartcr here. Gen
eral Henderson is comleiiinid by his party, unequivocally, for piihtishins hbt let
tiT. IJul one 'p!.'in:iHon is ventunil that Gcueral I Ksidcrsoit admits, what is
generally ave'jt-I as a fact: thai control of the House already is lost to the
lEepubliitniM ami desperate- efforts are in order now- to save Kcpulillcaus from
the tide in si altering elistricts.
The- letter is stipixisetl to have originated in a ib-sire to clear certain leaders
of the House of the charge- under which they hae been chaliiur, that they re-fust-d
to follow the President. The fa t could be made- Known only at
damning oi'-l to the administration, but it Is believed that General Henderson
felt driven to tue-h an outburst ia a desperate effort to ste-m the llood if crltic
eisw in hN owu State ami tlmnigh the .Middle W'e-t.
Heptiblicans ilecline to be quoted upon the letter, b-it they are almo-t a unit
In condemning it severely.
LEGAL OPINIONS WRITTEN
TO FIT CIRCUMSTANCES.
Officer, Insular Affairs Division, Gave a Ruling on
Which McKinley Based His Free Trade Message
Later Reversed His Opinion to Meet
a New Emergency.
New York. March Z. A Washington cor-re.-pondent
of the HeraM wlro.
Consternation Jin. !e-n e-auesl here by
t!i diicovcrj- that Charles I' Jlagoon. law
officer of tho rivl'lun of Insular Affairs,
upon whoso opinion to tho Secretary of War
the opponents of free trade with Puerto
Rico have been reljlns: for arguments, had
previously written another opinion ln which
he maintained a position exactly contrary
to that assumed ln the second document
In hN firs- opinion 3Ir. Magocn declared
that tho Constitution was extended to
Puerto iUco when the peore convention was
ratified. In his latest roduction he In
sists that Puerto Rico la not a part of thu
United Statea and that Congress has lull
power to deal with the Inland as it cheoes.
ThU, second opinion, which, it is under
stood, was preiwired to order, has teen frec-lj-
u--eI Dj- Senator? in the preparaUon of
ifc, lr trecches on the tariff ejuestlon.
It U anticipated that some Senator, beforo
the matter Is dlspowd of. will lutr-!uct a
n .olution calling for the earlier opinion,
and that the argument of Mr. Mngoon in
support of the doctrine that the Cor-Mlai-tion
does not extend to Puerto Rico, will l3
lnteylln5 rcadins. besldo the dlaratlcn
of Mr. Mngoon in supi-ort of the doclriiio
that Uie Constitution docs not extend to
lu the secord opinion. In which tho op
ponents of free trade with Puerto Rico arc
relying for ammunition. Mr. Slagoon sajs:
"It seems incontrovertible that the unor
ganized territory of the United Slates, Is
not vound and benttile-d by the Constitu
tion ani laws of the United States until
Congress ha."1 made appropriate provisions
therefor. And if Concrcss s.hall. by appro
priate action, extend the territorial bounda
ries of the United SfUe: to include tho
Islands acciedrcd by the nation during tho
late wtr with Spain, ami thereafter con
tinue Mill inlands in the condition of unor
ganized territory, governed bytho sovor
elgn jiowers of the nation, th: cxcrcUc of
said sovereign towers will not be dire-ctcd.
limited cr controlU-d by the expressed pro
visions of the Constitution.
"Throufiliout our entire history Congress
han adhered to the doctrine that thu gteat
powers an 1 appurtenant rights created -and
conferred by the Constitution were not in
herent to all pcopl"-, but were to Its be
stowed upon tlii-m. '
Shorllj- tcforw 3lr. Reot became Secrctarj
of War. Mr 3Iagou:i was requested to writo
an opinion ns to whether Puerto Itlco haj
bteom" ?;,r of the United States and sub
ject to the r-slrlctsons and entitled to tho
bcr.efll3 of the Constitution. 3Ir. Maroon
prepan-d a long opinion. In which ho maintain-
J Hint i'uerto RI-o was part of tho
Uiilted States, and that the Constitution
was extended to It "ex proprio vigore."
without any action by Congress.
The distressing condition of I'uerto Rico
was one of the first cjucsUons taken up by
3Ir. Root after his appointment u Secre
tary of War. The necessity of relief to tho
paralyzed Industries of tho Island was so
urgent that he made a trip to I.ake Cham
plain to sco llm Pres.dent.
Jlo went armed with the- opinion of 3Ir.
31agojn and adi-ed the President that
It was his plain duty to I:sun a proclama
tion declaring that upon the ratineaihui of
the treatj' of taco with Spain. Puerto Rico
became part of the United States and ti.ui
subject to the Constitution. Ho supported
Ms advice by the citation of decisions of
the Supreme Court and cxecutlvo preie
dents in former cases ct ceM n and an
nexation of ti rrltory to the United States.
At tirst the- President refused to listen
to this advice. I. p-e-fened to shift the re
sponMbilitj to Cr.iifirevs. Hut the sccretary
of War xas tn,Mtnt. and In his annual
report to the reldect urgently advised
that free trade should bo established be
tween Puerto Rico and the United States.
The Prtslde-iii. in his a.-.nuil message to
Congress, recommended that "oar rjihi
duty Is to abolish all cus'o.ns ariffs be
tween the Unild States and Puerto Rico
ana gne he-r produels tr.-e access to our
The Pajuo Kill was Intrexiuc.-U in pur
ruanco of tills rcoomm-n i.eion. The pro
tected interests, which tho President tcarcj
to otlccd, exerted their inlluencc. The
original Pajno bill was ubaneioi e 1 ami the
bill taxing I'm no Rleaii yroiucts was e
Iorleel in its stead.
At first the President and Secrc'ary of
War would not jbid their opinions: but tho
pressure of the protected interests and
party leaders was too great, and they de
cided to levers'1 their po-itloiis.
Tnc law otneor of tho Division of Insular
Affairs was Instructe-d to write a new opin
ion which should give th"m an avenue of
retreat from the stand they had taken.
II 1 believed y those who aie In the
ret that the production of these two
oplmors ot Mr. Macoon. If the lirst can nuiv
Iv reached, will e.o much in establish llic
A i aey rat- this is th. true history of
th- Puerto l.Iean tariff bilL
l"iir llourt l'alr l'rlilnr and '
iinlrij ; freli northerly nlm!.
I'ur Illinois I'nlr Trldny mid at
tirilaji freuli niirllirrly lnts.
I'r .pknnns Fnlr I'rlilny mill
nfiinlnM mrthcrly vvlnil.
J Henderson's Iyttr a Uomh.
ival Opinions Written to Fit Cirvurn
sianes. Ito, rs Reportrd On th March.
Korean Issue Forclnc War.
2. Itie-k Comts Has Iteen Arrrst'd
Swiss Tribunal Announces Award
3. How French Swept Into Kimbrle-.
Senate Sastalns Fiftteit-1'cr-Cer.t Fea
ture. t Annual Ilaniuct of Real Estate 3Icn.
5. Souili McAlester Nearly Pcstroycd bj-
6. Sf-ortlng- News.
Results at Race Tracks.
i. Secretary Root's Ilgures Wrong
Ho;an Carries Out His Plan.
Events In Socletj-.
Rob-r:s's Strategj-. Cronje's staga.-ity.
Lwtor IlltlSs's Radical Views.
Famous Llbtarj- Sold.
3. Railnav New.,.
Harding Will Issue Circular.
Cotton Market Lower.
Public Schools ln Cuba.
11. Transfers of Realty.
Central 31. 1 Conference.
Captain Joining Arrested.
Women's National Legislative league.
Cix-ur d'AIeno In-iulrj-.
Persian Minister Coming.
12. drain and Produce.
13. Financial News.
IX. Primaries te Ce Hard Fought.
lewey Recerdlon Plans.
Hung by One Foot Over a Cliff.
1'atal Saloon Quarrel.
Merely a Social Jaunt.
DOCTOR HILLIS'S RESIGNATION.
r.rookhn rii-.slivti-ii.in I'lnct-s It in
Doctor (Ir.iy's Hanils.
Chicago. 3larvh 3. Tho Reverend Doctor
W C. Graj, editor of the Interior, has re
ceived a letter of resignation from tho pres
bytery from tho Revrrcr.d Doctor N. D.
Hllha of Drouklj-n. Doctor Gray said v0.
'Personally I do not believe that Doctor
Hlllls has said anything which make Mm
liable to expuIMon from the Pr'sbyterlin
foil. Doctor Hilli.n's resignation Is left to mj
own dlscretlun and the matter will be
passed upon this week."
Doctor Gray declined to make any reply
to the statement made by Doctor Herrlck
Johnson that he was too extravagant In his
language ln stating tliat If Doctor H lilt
were a her-tic Doe-tor Johnson was a wirse
one. In discussing Doctor Hillls and Doc
tor Johnson together. Doctor Gray said:
"1 have been Informed that Doctor H?r
rlek Johnson mjs that Doctor Hlllls ought
to resign. If that is true. Doctor Joh.ison
ought to resign himself, for he has been a
more aggressive Ill ral than Doctor Hulls."
Lcvils Makes the Charge Against
Brus els. 3Iarch 3. Doctor I-yd. the
diplomatic agent of the Transvaal, has
drawn attention of the Egyptian and Turk
ish Governments to the fact that the Iirlt
lh Gove-rnment. In the Hemsc of Commons,
has admitted that six 3Iaxirns were bor
rowed from the Egyptian army for use ln
the Transvaal war and has demanded ex
planations for this breach of ncutralltj-.
declaring lhat unless the guns are immedl
ctely returned Hie Transvaal will consider
.hat the Egyptian Government has aban
doned neutrality and Is lending openly its
assistance to Great Britain. No reply has
been vouchsafed to this protest which was
dispatched March 13.
ON IRISH GRAVES.
Thousand I'ackuts of Shamrock
Sml to Be Sown in Africa.
I.ondon, 3!axch 50. The Duke of York has
acccptcl front a resident of Cork a thou
sand pa'kets of shamrock seed, which will
be sown upon tnc graves or Irish soldiers
in South Africa.
Uocrs Boast They Will
ROBERTS TO MOVE.
Opposing Vanguards Arc
Now Almost in
London. Mann ;(. The Rlofnifontein cor
respondent of the Morning Post, telegraph
Inj; V.'edntMiay. says.
"President Kruger boasts his intention to
retake RIocmfonteIn within n week and it
appears probablq that the i;ocrs are au-,
vanclng In forte southwareh'
. l.-nr,l "
i'ie;nr at .iiiki:xtiv.
RY 31II.TDN V. SNYUEP
SI'KCIAL. I!Y CARI.li.
tendon, Friday. JIap.h (I'opyrlstit.
K-i by the New York Herald Companj-.J
licjond some- Indecisive tlghung at Warrtn-
ton. whero a large Uucr forco eroufronts
Ijrd Jlelhuen. there has been no news of
great Importance to-day from tho peat uf
war. Until Lord Roberts begins his ad- J Ijjelon. Kridaj-. March :0. (CopjTl?ht,
vunce. which, it is thought in woll-lnformcd , ij-l. by the New York HeraM Companj-.)-.
quarters here, will lr early next week. Me- I This disjeitch from Its special correspond
thuen is not Hk ly to make liny attempt to j cnt js uubllbhed by the Dally 3IaiI:
drive back the Rocr3 in front of him. "Pretoria. Thursdaj- Although It Is tru
Tho recall of lirltlsli troops from tho
j Uarkly West db-lrtt t and Orbjuatown.
n.-rthwest uf Kiinberlej-, would seem to in-
! duate that the preiMralions for :i general
advance northward by the I.rttisn armies
arc marly completed. One thing which has j
been delaying Lird Roberta hi the lack ot
warm clothing for the troops.
Dispatches from various points In Cape
'olory and Natal contain evidences that
the pulley of sevtre punishment of Dutch
inhabitants who took up arms against tho
Quteii is being strongly pushed. Winston
t'hurrhlll apie-ar to be tae only corre
slwndent who advocates dealing with tl.o
!i-e-alle-l rebels in a s;iint of conciliation.
The others all harp upon the great injustlee
whiih will bo dono th loj-al colonists uti
le. those who rebelled are harshly dealt
with. Some maintain that confiscation of
property or Imprisonment or even death is
the on'j punishment commensurable with
their onVnie-. Meetings are being organized
ail over the colony to indor.so the policy of
complcto extermination of the two Re
publics. There seems to be some foundation for
the reports that matij- of the shafts on
the RauJ and. buildings in Johannesburg
havo been mined and explosives placed ln
position to blow up the property If It is
found advisable. There are grounds for
suspicion, however, that Prc-Wcnt Kruger
eloes not Intend to destroy the property, but
hepes by this means to induce foreign In-
ve-stors to endeavor to force tbeir respec
tlve Government to Intervene.
miti:iti iti:roui .siviie.itinns.
ludon. JIarch 2. The War nilice has re
ceived the following dispatch from Lord
Roberts'. datel ltloemfon'eii:. 31arch :
"General Clements occupied Fauresmlth
to-daj- without opposition. Ono ntne
jKiunder and one 3Jnrtlnl-3I.ixtm wero dis
covered In a prospecting hift of a mln.
whero a larg-i quantity of asimunltlon was
"Armaments ar being urrcnilereil
rradually and tho inhabitants are settling
"Colonel Illcher visited Ladybrand on
3larch K. On leaving tin- town, ho was at
tacked by a rartj- e tho enemy and ono
of his fore was wounded and five aro
"During the skirmish north of the 3Iod.ler I
River on March S live men wero wounds!.
Three aro reported to be missing. Captain
Sloane-S:.tnlev- of the Sixteen Iincers and
five men of that regiment wero taken pris
oners." BIG BATTLE IS .NEAR.
London. 3Iarch 10. The Boers are con
centrating in forco about fifteen miles north
of Bloenifontelu. in tho rear of Glen, and
laird Roberts is sending; forward troops to
I no sevemn imamn' division anu pan . ,,le operatlor.3. w.th the man Commun!c-i-of
General French's cavalry have been , ons ,nroul;h a rcCent.y occupied hoalibi
sent up to Join the Fourteenth Brigade and , COUIltrv.anii that the recent successes neces
tho two cavalry regiments that aro hold- altatctI a Brcat expenditure of horse power
lug Glen and its environs. "Hero and in Natal we shall move on th
It does not se-em probablo that the Boers
.. , .-
will give rcrlous battle In tho fairly open
country north of Ulen. Still their evident
streugth Indicates more than a corps of
In small affairs, the Boers aro darlngly
! aggressive In all parts of the Held of war.
, The Johannesburg Mounted Police, ca-
I teemed by the Boers to be their best
mounted commando, are raiding tho coun
i try near Bloemfontcia, harassing the
farmers who havo given up their arms to
the Brltl.-h and carryisg on came, mere is
a Uocr report from Nat-al mat a icusslan
huldicr of fortune. Colonel Ganetzki. is op
erating close to tho British outposts on the
Tho Boers have rcoccuplei! Campbell, and
are ln strength near Taungs and Barkly
They she-lied the British camp at Warren
Weelncsdav-. but moved out of ranse
that night. Yesterday (Thursday) two Brit
ish guns enfiladed the Boer trenches, quiet
ing their 3Iausers.
Dispatches frora 3Iascru assert that the
Boers who returned to Ladybrand frcm
Clocolan have taken up strong positions and
sent pickets far in twry direction to watch
Bisuloland. in tho expectation that part of
General Butler's army will invade the Freo
Slate on that side-.
According to Pretoria advices Jtafckin
was bombarded for seven hours on Tucs-daj-.
It is reported ln Indon, In a welt-Informed
quarter, that Lord Kitchener wilt
te offered the post of Commander-in-Chief
ln Iudl3.. succeeding the late Sir William
Lock hart, so soon as decisive successes havo
been obtained In the Transvaal and that
General Sir Archibald Hunter will succeed
him as I.ord Rolivrts's chief of staff. Tho
Indian newspapers hive been urging Kitch
OI.IVIEIl'.s I'OMMAMIO S.W1I.
Iarenzo Maniuer. March 2J The Stand
ard and Diggers," News of Johann'-sburg
prints the- following
"I're-toria, 3Iarch K. Field Cornet
Mnrl-is rci-elved the following telegram yes-
J tcrday: 'Whvle commando, c.-l atrong, lua
u tt i:ij M-r i.v sti.iiT.
SPI.'I l. r:Y CAIiUJ
Ind..n. Mar.-h . (Crpjrlght, 1VO.
bj W K Ibar-: - Knqland Is look
ing fur a long war In South Africa,
mid, despite :angu!:ie reports given
out. them is i.o end in sight to of
t ial rys.
Sir Ml. Iia.l Ilieks-ltea.-h to-day
i.ecived a d.putation of Irish dls
tilieis. who urged that thrt Govern
ment. In providing for the additional
il'itter. on in count of the war. should
also provide; that such dutle-3 thall
ceane; when the war 13 endeil.
To e.eso Sir Michael held nut Ilt-tl-
hope of eirly relief from war
tax-;. and said:
"No ii, ean f'retril when thin
war will be ene!-d. It nine- not bfl
or even at tin- end of r. t j'ear"
arrived at a place of safety. Address let-,
ten tu Small !.:!. All w.ll.'
' i iiu auovii re'ie'r.s tu Lunima ni eii.
;., - . - . . ,.
A second telegram tate that Captain
jan tzl and a corps of i.- Russian scouti
reconnoileruel bctwe ti tho IJrltish patrol!
and tho S'lu-iaj's river camp, capturing a.
wagon ami ten mules.
"Small Iicel Kt abeut ity miles north
cast of IJIoemfontein on the railroad which
, connects that town with Kroonatad."
joiia.vmiii m: 3ii.m:s.
. SPKCIAL, nf CAUL.C.
,hat ,ho jsUltl. Mining Engineer has m3d
j b,,riiig-0 In the shafts of the mines at Jo-
I j,rtIineituI.fff i am onicially Informed that
It nab witnollt tj,e Uov.-rnmenfs sanction.
an(J that thiv nu(;tl.n r tne destruction of
Jh mlnP3 as a j, rtsort has still to bi
discussed by the Executive Council."
o.vvrrr at the ruo.vr.
Pretoria, 3tareh r5. Jllehacl Davitt has
gone to Kroonslad.
KEEPI.V- I'.ItARANT UFSV.
Allwal North. March .-General Brabant
and his statr haw returned from Rouxvill
and -ire now aeUvely engaged ln holding the
southern frontier of the Free State.
Detachments are being sent to strengthen
the positions whieh haw been occupi"d.
Ii Is evident that Comman-iant OHvir.
nw going north. Is being c'osely watch-d
by Sir Godfrey Langde.n. the Basutolanrt.
Commissioner, who is in communication
with Gn"-ral French
ltl I.LEIt'S TAMv VIFFICCLT.
SPECLU. BY CABLi:.
London. Fridaj-. 31arch CO. (Copyright,
V?. tj- 'h? New York HeraM Comp-icy
The Dailv Telegraph publisher this dls-
! oatch from I'd correspondent:
"Iidysmlth. Thursday Th- Blggarsc-rr;
Range-, where the Boers havo taken up
their new position. Is a spur of the Dnk
ensberg Rang-, and run3 across Upper Na
tal, from west to -ast. ending In a ruggctl,
bre.ken countrj-. forming tho watershed of
jjuffaln ,:.vcr. u ls high and prcclrl-
J tous inward the south and forms a natural
strategical barrier to General Bullcr ad-
"Th weakness of this position lls In In
extent. I have- no doubt that General Bull
cr will find an opening through which h
can reach tbe higher plateau and valuable
coal tie-Ids around Dundee, thus reopening
the Natal mines.
"Strog Eoer outposts are hovering In
the vicinity of Wessels's Nek and Allan's
J'oit. They must be driven back sixteen
miles beforo our forces can operate active
lj' against tho BIggarsberg positions, which
are reported to be formidable.
"News whieh 1.' regarde-el as suspicious)
has reached us lhat tho positions are belnx
ubandoned. Rumors that the Dundee coal
mines have been destroyed by Johannes
burc engineers almost eonilrm this state
ment." oi:us ue-i:quippcd.
London. 3Iarch 2). A dispatch from
Bloemfonteln. published In the second edi
tion of the Times, ard dated Wednesday.
March S. again dwells upon the necessity
for not making a premature advance. This
"It should be- cletrlj- understood, that th
present halt in the vlclnltj- of Bloemfostein
ls absolutely necessary as a military pre
caution. It should bo borne In tnlnd that
we are alniut to enter on a new phaso of
commencement of the South African winter
. commence-menv ox sue oouu
and m.Jst prepared to
' of thl flr9t frost upon suc5,
face the effects
iroon such animals as tnav-
' b. uffecteil with horse sickness. It wouM
i be- suicidai to push troops forward till tfcoy
aro equipped to meet the exposure of win
ter. Horses, clothing and food wo muss
Tho correspondent acids that the Boer
forces have teen re-cqulppcd and he nays'
i hi Is fully convincett that 13.000 foreign
: troops havo been landed to aid the Ra
GLADSTONE'S SON SPEAKS.
lie- Stands With the Liberals Wh5
Favor the War.
London. JIarch . Speaking at a break-
I fast ot ,ho Llbni1 ascnts at Nottingham
to-day, Herbert Gladstone, son of the lata
Wllll-am E. Gladstone and Member of Par
liament for West Leeds, declared tliat
nearlj- all the Libcn.ls had agreed. In regard
to the; settlement of the South Afriean
question, that It was the dutj of the Gov
ernment to make a recurrence of tho war
Impossible and to bhow the world that
British power In South Africa was predomi
nant and that the British flag must wave
over tho whole of South Africa.
HOSPITAL SHIP MAINE.
Sir William MacCorniick Compli
ments Its Staff.
London. 3Iarch 2). Sir William MacCor
mick. president of the Roj-al College of Sur
geons, who recently returned from South
Africa, describes In the Lancet a visit
which he pale to the American hospital
ship JIalne, February H, over which Major
Cabell cocducted him. lie says:
"Everything that could be desired for ths
comfort cf the wounded, both from a sur
gical and a nursing standpoint, is to bo
found In this vessel. Unfortunately, the ship.
itself is not what could bo described aa
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