Newspaper Page Text
RANGE OP THKBMOMETBn,
Followlnj*- was the Tango of the ther
mometcr nt The Timca office yesterday:
9 A. M., 48; 3'J MV, 54; .*' P. MV, 09; ? P. M.
W; fl P. M-. 55; mldnight, 55; Average,
Forecast tor Wednesday and Thiir*t?y?
Virginia and North CarolUp-FfOrt
coider Wednesday; Thursday rair*. troom
west to north wlnda.
VOL. 15. NO. 36.
KICHMOND. VA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 21. 1900.
PKICE TWO CENTS*
TO THE BURGHERS
Against Wanton Destruc
tion of Property.
BY COLONIAL OFFICE
This is Considered an Indication of
Policy ofthe Government.
WILL BE CROWN COLONIES.
The Opposition Aro KvcnSnirt to Atlmit
This ls Now the Only Way to a
Forward Movement Will
Noi.lt isT_K.i__.it. he
LONDON. March 21?4:50 A. M.-While
there is a lull in tlio military operations,
the political surroundings show interest?
ing developments. The Colonial Office
lias _elo_ra.iv.ed to Cape Town tlie text
o_ the proelamation concernlng the de
struction of property. This will not be
puhlishcd ln London until after its pro
m-ulgation in South Africa, tout It is
known that lt will convey an inlimaiion
lhat any wanton d'estruction of British
propertv during tlie war will be regarded
__s -vaxmntine a olaim for eompensation
and as juslifying a 10x7 upon prlvate
.propertv should tlie resources of the
Transvaal reptfblic prove inadeguate.
The fact that lhe proclamation ls is?
sued hy thc Colonial Office is regarded
as a _______c-_nt indication that .tlie re
publics will be administered as Crown
ln this connection it is understood that
the leaders of the opposition in Par.ia
ment ,now insist that no other settk-mem
is possible, since the Republics insist
upon their demand for ab^olute indepen
In view of this tho efforts of the Libc
rals will he confined to securing in the
settlement the hest treatment for lhe
dense populatlon. ? ..wcludhig .sccurrty
against their disfranchisc-rnent.
It is regarded as a settled matter that
rfiould the war he ended, as is :i w
hoped, before June. the government will
dissolve Parlimnent nnd ;__?pe_-l to tbe
countrv on the basis of a successful
South "African policy. Should the war
drag 011 dissolution will hc pcst_oned
until next spring. In any cvent one ol
the for-Mnost planks of the government
.latfnrm wiTl be army reorganization.
GONE TO BLOEM.FONTE1N.
There ls no further information as to
the -movements of Sii* Alfred Milner: lt
is Tegarded as -rertain, however, that ho
has gone to Bioemfontein to arran.Te
for lhe temporary administration .of the
Free State. . . . .
The renlv to Lord Roherls* protest to
the tin fot the fiags of truce is 0.0m
Tncnted upon as impertlrient and rid.cu
10UH and Lord l.oberts* course in closing
?1 useless discussion is commended as
Indlcatlons "from -Natal seem to show
that General Buller's forward movement
will not be long delayed.
The _. .vernment hns decided that
Mn-ior-Goneral Sir Frederick Carrington
shall command .. C-olonial force of 5,000.
including the 2.r,00 men Mr. Chamberlain
asked for from Australia.
"roberts and buller.
Unth Are Inactlvc PcndinR Develop?
LONDON. March 20.?Generals Roberts
and Buller are still inactive pending de?
velopments at the theatre of war. Con
slderahle interest is attached to the fate
?Commcnting on the reported consulta
tion hetween Secretary Hay and the Ger?
man Ambassador at Washington, Dr.
Von Holleben, as to a proposition lhat
both belligerents be urged to leave
Johannesburg alone, the Piall-Mall Ga
"This tiiue Dr. Letlys has, as we may
without improprlety assume, put about
the tale to the effect that the German
Amlmssador at Washlngton and tlie
American Oonsul at Pretoria are con
coctlng a. little seheme of German inter
vention. That ls really a _lorious yarn,
and one which shows to what desperate
straits the enemies of this country are
reduced. Just imagine a government.
which hat. formally decllned all outside
interventlon. permitting Gei*many to dic
tete the course of Lord Roberts' march
to Pretoria. Tlie Germfm Foreign Office
knows hetter than to ivnltc the snub it
would infallahly receive if it ventured to
whlsper so prepostcraus a proposal ln
abuse of white flag.
TJie President's Reply ls a Denial and
Couiiler-Chai*.. e Against British;
HjONDON. March 20.-7:15 P. M.?The fol?
lowing dispatch has been received at the
War Oflice from Lord Roberts, dated
Bioemfontein, Monday. March 19th:
"I have received the following reply
to tpy telegram of aiarch 31th to the
IPre.ldents of the Free State and South
African Republic: -
"Your Exceliency's telegram reached
mo yesterday. 1 as.--ure you that nothing
would grieve me more than that my
hurghers should make themseives guilty
of a deed such as that laid to their
charge by you. I am, however, glad to
say that you must have bo?n ml^taken.
1 have made personal inquiry of Geneni.
Delarey, who was in command of our
bnrghers at the place mentloned bv you.
Jle denlt-s entirely that our l)tir_hers
acted as stated :by you, but that on Sit
urday, the date being llleglble, the Brit?
ish troops, when thoy were aboitt fifty
yards from our position, put up their
liands as wall as a white flag, whllst at
the Kime time your cannon bonvbarded*
lhe said troops. wl-th the re.ault that
Commandant DaBeer was wounded. Yes?
terday morning the head commandant
wroK- ln his account cf tho fcattle, aa
"The soldiers holstcd the white flag.
hut were -then fired at by the British
tjuu... aml compellod to charge.
_*! 'Perhaps lt is not known to Your
13_.ctJlen.iy ithat the same thing hap
pened at Spion Kop. whe*re, when a
portion of the troops. hoisled; a white
Sag and put up their hands, and whl'st
mr tturjrhers were busy dlsarmlng them,
laother portion of the troops fired on
our burghers; but some of the British
troops ware killed'. It has also fceen,
reported that at -the -last battle of the
Tugela, English cannon fired on troops
who had snrrendercd.'
*? 'With rcferenco to the explosive hul
lets found ln Cronje's Laager and else
where, I can give Your Excellcncy as
surar.ee that such bul'.cts were not
purchased or allowed by the govern?
" 'I, however, have no reason to doubt
your statement, as I know many of the
burghers of this State and of the South
Afriean republic look a large number of
Leo-Metford rifles and dum-dum and
other bullets from British troops.
" *May I request your Excellency, as
the cable is closed to me, to make my
reply known to your government and
the neutral Powers by cable?
(Signed) " 'STATE PRESIDENT.' "
The dispatch .from Lord Roberts con
cludes as follows:
"As the inquiry into that matter proves
his Ilonor's allcgations to be unfounded,
and as I personally saw the holding up
of hands which he denies, T haye not
thought it desirable to continue the cor?
BRITISH OCCUPY PRIESKA.
TIiirly-Thrcc Prisoners and Arms and
LONDON, March 20.?The AA'ar Ofiicc
has received the following dispatch from
Lord Roberts. dated Bloemfontein, Tues?
day, March 20th:
"Kitchener occupied Prieska yesterday
unopposed; tlie insurgents surrendered
their arms. The Transvaalers escaped
across the river.
"Mr. Steyn is circulating a notice by
means of dispatch riders in reply to my
proclamatkm, to the effect tliat any
Burgher who signs :i declaration thal he
will not right against us again, will be
trcated a>: a traitor and shot.
"The Bloemfontein people are affording
us every assistance in tho matter of hos?
pital accommodations. AVe have conse
quently been able to avrrange for beds.
"Tfrirty-three prisoners were taken at
Prieska. two hundred starjds of arms and
some supplies and explosives.
"The .3oers have begun to surrender on
the Basutoland frontier."
Naf ionalist liatiquet AVinds Up in a
IjONDON, (March 20.?At a 'Nationali-t
banquet at the Hotel Cecil in London this
evening, John Redmond, leader of the
Nationalist party in the House of Com?
mons. who prcsided, ,said he rezarded
the last nine years of pubiic life in Ire?
land as a hideous nightmare.
"Our reu-nion is sincere," he continued,
"and there is nothing, humanly speaking,
which the eighty-six Irish members ot
Parliament cannot obtain from the exi
(Continued on Second Page.)
SHOT BY OFFICER
Killed After Having Felled a Lady
With an Iron Grate in Her
NORFOLK, March 20?Special.?A
negro burgla'r, who entered the home
of Mrs. A'irginia Pruitt, near the corner
of Cumberland and Charlotte Streets,
anu being discovered by her, felled her
with a, lire-grate, was this afternoon
shot to death by Oflicer Salyer.
lt was near G o'clock when the Oflicer,
wlio was on his way to tlie station
house .to report for duty, heard e:ni
nating from Qfrs. Pruitt's house, No.
221 Ctunberland Street, cries for help.
Then a negro emerged from the house
and ran up tlie street. Pursued by
Ofiicers Salyer, Pitt and Coffee he ran
into Dr. SpeigTht's lane. scaled' an eight- ,
foot fence aud would have escaped but
that he was hea-led off by Pitt and
Coffee. Finajly Salyer avethttuled him
and grappled' with him. The negro, an
athletic fellow, struggled violently and
made frantic attempts, Salyer says, to
get his hand in his pocket. His object
was defeated by the oflicer, who pin
ioned his arm'. Salyer, however, being
unable to get his prisoner to keep quiet,
and finding himself tiring, decided to
take no imore dhances, so he drew his
revolver and shot lhe burglar deal.
The body, which was subsequently ia'en
titled as tliat of Brooks Ramsay, line?
man of the steamer Louise, was convey
ed to the xoorgue.
Ramsay, who was twenty-lhree years
old, came from Nansemond county. His
ifaniily live at Suffolk. He, however,
lived in Norfolk at No. ,*!2 Smith Street,
with his wife he married some three
The consensus of opinion is tha: Salyer
did his duty, nnd desorves commsnda
tion- The verdict of ihe coroner's jury,
exonerating the oflicer, refleets pubiic
sentimeiu. As proving that Salyer did
not overestimato tho dangerous char ict-'r
of the burglar was shown when the lat
ter's body was/ scarched. Upon it ? *'e
volver was found, and th!s was fully
That of to-day was abaut the sixth
murderous assault upon white women bv
(burglars within the past month. All
have, lt is believed, been eommiited by
negroes, but this is not known to be true.
a.Hhough that the murdemus thieves have
beenin several cases negroes. i.s known.
The affair of to-day, it is believed, will
have a salutarj- effect.
Mrs. Pruitt is paiufu'ly hurt, but it 5s
anticipated that she will soon recover
from her wounds. She was struck on the
arm. and also upon the back or-her
head. DUt fortunately the grate which
was 'broken <by "the foree of the blow
did not inlliet the deadly wound its ap?
pearance would indicate.
Ramsay's wife wore. when the police
found her, certain rings slolen from the
home of Mrs. Cotton recently. and in the
dead hurglar's house were found the
shoes stolen from AA". C- Miller's home
when he and his wife were robhed and
murderously assaulted, and considerable
other property m'esed from other homes
here urtder similar cireumstances.
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, beaten recently
hy a negro burglar, idenlifiiHl -Ramsay's
body as that of her nssallant. It was
ninde apparent that tlie police torday
ended the career pf the man who has
been terrorizlng Norfolk.
There- is talk of a publle subscription
toward a fund raised for the ?purpose of
buying Salyer a home.
SUFFOLK. A'A., "March 20?Special.?
Broolss Rantsey, the negro d'esperado,
who was killed.in Norfolk this morn?
ing, and who ls thought to hr.ve been
guilty of many assaults in that city
recently. is a native of Suffolk, where
liis criminal career was begun. Ramsey
was gfiven a two years' term ln State's
prlson here for an attemp'ted criminal
a stJ.it It on, Mrs, H. 'January, a young
Jewess, who-1*? home , hc entered, but
from which he was frightened.
Ramsey's aged father llves'.lnSuffollL
BENSON IS CHOSEN
AS THE D1RECTOR
Board of Directors Take
BEGINS WORK AT ONCE
Director-General and Mrs. Benson
Will Assume Charge of Carnival.
MORE-FUNDS REPORTED IN HAND
IPiiiaiiccs of tho Association Aro Re
gardcd as iu Good Shape aml En
couraji'iiff Reports are Received.
Finance Committee Meets antl
Approprlutious are Mado
For tho Work.
The Board of Directors of the Rich?
mond Carnival Association met last
night and considered many important
matters. President Alexander II. Meyer
presided and one of -the first matters
that came up was the selection of a
director-gencral. Mr. George D. Ben
son's propositlon -was considered, and ho
was selected. Mr. and Mrs. Benson will
begin work at once.
Treasurer O. H. Funsteh then gave an
interesting report on the linanclal af?
fairs of the association. He reported
a balance on hand of $4,717.50, when all
suhscrlptions had been paid. The
banks, brewers, Tailroads, lawyers and
merchants on lower Cary Street, as well
as doctors, "riverymen, butchcrs and
others had, as yet, not been heard from.
Only two tobacco manufacturers had
been seen so far, an.d they had' sub
seribed $200. The canvass of the insur?
ance men had not been completed, but
Messrs: Alfriend and Crump .had secured
about .1,300 ln one district. Mr. Fun
sten thought that no .trouble should be
experiencc-d in raising $10,000, but pointed
out the necessity of covering aU the
ground and covering it thoroughly. Vol?
unteers were called" for and they re
sponded quickly. They were assigned to
districts.- - - * -
Advertising: Meetings held daily and
plans perfected and carried into execution
for extenslve advertising of the Carnival
booths. Meetings heid and allotment of
space is heing tamde. Maps of Broad
Street are being made. It has been found
that seventy applications for space had
already been received, and more are com?
ing in. Space for squares has already
Exhlblts: Progress reported and indlca
tions pointed to sullieient exhibits being
secured to take up all thc space..
Floral: A most beautiful display is being
arranged for, and an. appropriation ol"
$-.00 was asked for, which was granted'
No advertising device -will be allowed in
Here the question as to stretching the
ropes along the streets .during parades,
was brought out. Thc Poilce and Light
Committee \yn's instructed to ask the Ciiy
Council for 36.000 feet of rope.
Music: Colonel Cowardin asked for an
increased appropriaton of $1,500, making
$3,500, for bands. He was in communiea?
tion with a number" of good argatiizations,
and was confldent that an excellent musi?
cal prpgramme would be sequred.
Police and Lights: A liew proposition
was received from Mr. G. E, Fisher, of
New York, which- was being considered,
but it was thought that an increased ap?
propriation would be necessary.
Premiums: It was reported that the
prcmium list was being greatly added to
by merchants. anu that the appropriation
of $1,000, originally asked far, had been
cut down to $200, at the request of the
Parades:' The appropriation asked for
was $1,590. but that the committee may
not need all of that. as that would de
pend largely on the cost of the fioats. The
committee expected to complete the pro?
gramme by Thursday night.
The meetins then adjourned.
Immediately liftoa* ad.iour.ment of t-ie
Board of Directors the Finance C_mn.it
tee went Into session, Chairman P.tUon
presiding. Apprapriatiens were ask.d f. r
by the various committees, and thpse
were discussed. Action, however, was
taken only on that of the Parade Commit?
tee, which was given $1,-00, The tftta]
amount of money actually appropriated
so far is $5,230.
WANT TO GET TN THE PARADE.
The Richmond Conelave, Itr.proveJ Or?
der ot* Heptasophs, met at Ellett'g H-'?;l
last night and discussed plans ior par
tieipating in the parade during the Car?
nival. and to induce other Conelave > to
unite with them in their act'on. Tho fol?
lowing committee was appointed to con
fer with the Conclaves and the Richmond
Carnival Association relative to gett ng
In the parade: Messrs. Henry Fiegen
beimer, S. Oppenhimer and Dr. E. M.
THE HOUSTON R0BBER,
C. R. Freneh Indicted. hy tlie Federal
IBAiLTIMORE, MD.. March 20.?Speeial.
The Federal Grand Jury indicted Harry
M Heath, alias Charles R. Freneh, this
morning, on the charge of robbing the
po=-toflice at Houston. Va., of ?S30 wor_h
of stamps during a flre which deEtro.ed
the building early on the _norn!n*j of
Russia GfUPted Oonoesslotis Ibr Rail?
roads in Asia I.I iiini,
LONDON, March 31.?The Constantino
ple correspondent of the Times anuounees
that the. Sultan has ylelded "ln all essen
tlal ? partieulars to the Russian demands
rerp-Cting railroad concesslons in Asia'
Oi.o Dofid; Others Iinprnviiisr.
?MON_TC.OME.RY. ALA., March 20,?T. P_
K.Uer, of Savapnah. wbb was Injured ln
the wreck on the Plant. Sy.tec. Sunday'
night, died to-day. Tne oth&rs.who "were
Snjured are Improvlns. .
are !n peril
Too Far Inland for Pro?
tection of a War Ship.
WHEELING HAS SAILED
Admiral Watson Cables Her Depar- j
ture for Taku. |
THE SITUATION COMPLICATED. j
Question Ariscs as to "Whether China
or Germany is Auswerable for tho
Protection pf tho Thrcatcnei*'
"Uissioiuiries^-JThe Extent of
German Sphcrcof lnflu
once Not Known. /
WASHINGTON, March 20.?The Secrc- j
tary of the Navy has received a cable- j
gram 'from Admiral AVatson siating that j
the gunboat AVheeling has proceeded to .
Taku. She will bc relieved by the Con- '
! cord about May 10th, and will go as j
I usual in tho summer to Ounalaska, on j
| the Alaskan coast. j
! The State Department ls in a quandary |
i to devise means to rendtsr effectlve pro- i
tectiori to American .missionaries a!.
hShah Tung. The dltliculty lies in th-fc
I faot that the missionaries have in most
1 cases gone as far as two hundred miles
I in'and and are thus beyonc. reach ofj
i any aid that can he extended from a war-,
! SlU1>' SITUATION COMPLICATED. .
! -Minister Conger's advlces show that
I the situation is further eomplicated by
! the fact that the location of the present
troubles is so far inland as to maken
difficult to.determine whether or not the
"boxers*' are opcrating in Shan Tung oi
across the border in Pechill Provmce.
If the threatened missionaries are in
AVestern Shan Tung then a further ques?
tion arises as to who is chargeable with
thei-- protection, China or Germany. in
exact extent of the' German sphexe of in
fluence is not deiinitely kno?m here. 1
is two hundred miles from Kiau Chati, th
German seaport, "S the western bori
of Shan Tung. but inasmuca as the Ge.
mans have claimed exclusive control/ c
railroad franchises and like concessions
throughout the -province, it is presumed
that they have assumed miiitary respon?
sibility as well. Viiiv*.T
At anv rate. the Chlnese Government has
been deterred from attomrpUng to exerclse
m'litary authority in that section. by the
attitude of German officers. and hence the
inabilitv of tho Pekin Government to meet
Mr. Conger's demand for _punitory meas
ures against the "Boxers."
The German Minister at Pekin has in
formed Mr. Conger that his government
is wiliing to extend to the American
missionaries within the German sphere of
intluence the same measure of protection
as is accorded to German missionaries.
Thi<- however, is not very reassuring, ln
view' of- the fact that the German miii?
tary forces in Shan Tung have not, so
far as is known. been augmented to a
point where they are equal to the po
licing of the whole province.
The State Department has not been
advised that these German forces have
extended their operations into western
Shan Tung, where the imperilled mis?
sionaries are located, nor has there been
any assurance that any expedition is
or-ganii-ed in that direction.
Confcssetl Before Den'h.
ATLANTA, GA. March 20.?Joshua
Bailey. the negro who was taken out of
tho Marietta jail Saturday night and
shot by a mob, died in the jail this morn
i ing. He eonfessed to the attempted qs
I sault on Jiliss Snellgrove.
?CALCETTA, March 20.?The bubonic
pleague is fast increasing. In Bengal
! 4,470 deaths occurred last week. These
ineludecl 744 in Calcutta and 2,099 in Patna.
Coiiflruietl liy Senate.
AVASHKn'GTON, March 20.?The Senate.
to-day cor.Srmed the nomination of A. A.
MeCaskill as postmaster at Fayetteville,
THE BURIAL OF
DR. W. H. TEMPLE
His Family Will Employ Counsel to
Prosecute Rev. J- E. R, Riddick.
Trial Not Until April or May.
.LAWRENCDVILLE, VA., March 20.?
Special.?Dr; Temple was buried this eve?
ning in the family burying-ground near
Criehton, Ara. The death of Dr. Temp'a.
and the inexcuxible manner in which he
was shot down at his own hcihe. has
aroused a storm of pubiic semiment
against his slayer. *
At flrst violence was feared, but after
the calm, peaceful death of Dr. Temple
such fear were allayed. Just bsfore he
died he asked his friends to let Mr. Rid
i dick have a fair tria.1, and if nat Inrran..
he should he dealt with to the fiillest ex?
tent of the law. and if justice *shou.d
be misplaced his friends could act as they
thought proper. '
Dr Temple was much loved b> n-.s
neighbors. and had never been known. to
have a personal difficulty with any one.
lt is said Mr. Riddick seems ta he un
moved try tbe death of his ylctim, nnd
protests he was justifled ?
The, family of Or* Temple will empley
ahle counsel to asslst Hqn. E. P. Bufor.l
in tho prosecution. 0>r. Tem-*>Ui died
without recelving any information as to
why he *"*as -?not do>vn- ^** KJld H was
hard'tp he killed without a cause, ;ind
for that reason he hatcd-so much %o die,
as" "he"had never harmed Mr,' and Mri*.
Riddick by either word or action. ,
it ls thpusht that: "Mr. Riddick wtll *a">t
ibe tried until AprilrorrMaiv as his Wifo
is now conflned to-herlrtd hy Iilness, nnd
she wlU he an.lmpprtant witness. yy.
ON PORTO RiCO
He Would Give Islanders
Full Citizenship. .
SECOND CLASS MAIL
The Loud Bill io Correct Abuses Con?
sidered by the House.
By Mr, Sulzer. of Ncw York. iu Can
uection With His Bill Aneiit In
formation as to Fortillcations
Beins: Erectcd by Great
Britain on thc Cana?
.VASHINGTGiN, Match 20.?Disccssion
of the Porto Rican government end tariff
hill was resumed in the Senate to-tlav.
Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, presented a
speech deallng with s_tme of the constitu?
tional phases of the measure. He main
talned that as the treaty of Paris was
the supreme law of the land, it was im
possible for the "United States to ahan
don either Porto Rico or the Phllipci.ics.
He held also that the constitution ex?
tended to a certain extent, at least, ov-ir
the acquired t.rritory, and that the in
habitants of Porto Rico were citizens ot
the United States.
Mr. McComas, of Maryland, re.'.rfsent
ing a majority of the Committee o.i Privl?
leges and Elections, presented a rc-p.rt
and resolution declaring Mr. Scott; of
West Virginia, to be entUled to his seat
?n the Senate. The resolution was pl_ce.l
on the ealendar.
Mr. McComas stated that Mr. Pottus.
of Alabama, would present a m norUy
The Porto Rico till was reported ln the
regular order of the ealendar. Mr. Mor
? _i~n cieclared that resistance to American
iiithority ln Cuba wourd be ?.?. much re
jellion as it is in the Ptllippines. Tho na
?onal power must conflnue to ex'.st in all
he acquired islands unt'I Congress should
' .gislate in "their regard.
"The world," he declared. "must bc
amused at our discussion of the question
whether the Philippines are part of -he
United States while we are votlng armies,
supplies. and money to suppress the m
surrection ot one of the many tribes in
Mr. Morgan said the question presented
to the United States was fourfold:
1 Shall Congress provide a civil gov?
ernment for the Island o? Porto Rico?
2. Shall we leave the Island to its
present form ot government?
3. Shall we abandon lt and recogiuze
4. Shall we suffer lt to ffoat out among
nations as a derelict, to ho picked up or
As to the islands acquired from Spam,
Mr. Morgan maintained that tho treaty of
Paris was the supreme law of the land.
Referring to Cuba, he said:
"That treaty requires us to occupy the
island. XVe cannot abandon Cuba with?
out disgrace and .without rviolating* our
pledged faith to Spain: nor can we ahan
, don ~Forto Rico or the Philippines with?
out inviting anarchy and interneelne
Congress, therefore, should provide
schemes of government for them. The
President would then-govern the islands
until Congress should othenvtse provide.
"The inhahltants of Porto Rico," he
said. "ought to have as full citizensh'p
as any native inha-bltants of country an
nexed heretofore. XVe have not deb rred
, from citizensh'p. any native inhabi.ant
| of any territory annexod. Those who
have not chosen to retain their f'jrmsr
allegiance have become citizens of the
United States without regard to race or
any other condition. I belis-ve tha": Porto
Rioo is a foreign country: we cannot pass
laws to be epfPreed there." .
Concernlng the tax law.. of Pq-to R'ci
Mr. Morgan maintained that C'lnsress
should provide laws that shou:d b_ un"
form throughout the United States anu
Ip conelusion he said that no hounds to
our terrltoy were set by the constitution,
and no limits were set to our ex.ar.si.n.
He welcomed the Philippines as a part
of our territory because- it might b_c3*n.^
a new home for many colored people of
the South, as a new market lo? Amencin
silver mines, as a new and great Amet:
canraart at Manila; and, too, as an ex?
tension of the power and influence of the
Mr. Carter, of Montana, movsd to re
consider vhe vote by which a reso'ut.on
offered by Mr. Sullivan was passed.
The- resolution provided that ??a?'1 Sena?
tor other than the chairman of the gtand
ing committees.' shall. ho allowed a mes?
senger at a salary of .l.l-tt pe-r annum.
He said the subject alr<ady was under
consideration by a committee.
At 4:45 __. M. the Senate adjaurned,
In Uie H(1l*-s*>?.
W-VSniNGTON*. March 23.?The House
to-day entered upon the consitjeratlon or
, the Loud bill to restrict the character of
'? pub-icatlans entitled to cent per pound
'? rates as second-clasg matter. "The bill
i has been hefore Congress for several
Mr, Loud defended the b.l. in,a lengthy
speech. The other. speaker_*. were'R C.
I Smlth. of Michigan, In favor of the bill,
. and Messrs. Little of Arkansas, BeH of
f Colorado, Efenry pf Missjssippl, Stokes of
\ South Cs\r_ii_?ia, s^nd Brown of Ohio, -In
? opposition to it.
| 'Before the hill iwas taken up Mr.
; Sulzer, of New York, delivered a denun-;
' clatlon of the.adminlslration in conneo
[ tion wtth his:resolution ot in_u!ry, call
', ing upon the War Dapartment for in-.
: formatlon as ta what fart.fteatien_ Great
i Britain wa3 erecting on the Canadian hor
|. der. , - -
[ The Committee on Military Afifair__ stib
t mltted a reply of Adju tanUGeneral Cor.
!: bln,: saying such ihformatTon was seeret,
r but that Great Britain * was erectlns no
I works -vhieh thr_atened our rights.
( .... LAID ON Ti-B TABLE. *"
l The >c.msnUtea _?__-_-___i?e-.d_H* that tha
[resolution He upon the tsible. The House
sustalned the commlttee's recommenda
tlon?-tW to 97. On the commlttee's mo?
tion, made by Chairman Hull. that the reso?
lution He upon the table, Mr. Sulzer and
Mr. Richardson. the Democratlc leader,
demanded time to debate. but Uie Speaker
ruled that ic was not debatabte.
Mr. "Sulzer requested Mr. Hull to^yictd
five minutes to him. *
"I have no objectlon," replied Mr. Hull,
"it the Hou?e deslres to hear the gentle?
man. I do not."
There was no objection. Mr. Sulzer said
his resolution only called for such In?
formation not incompatible with the pubiic
interests. not for secret information. The
Adjutant-General's reply, he said, ls pre
posterous and untenable. and lt ls ridlcu
Ious ior him to say Great Britain is not
trespasslng on our territory, not one con
tends that. What we do declare. and what
every thinklng and Intelligent citizen oC
this country knows. is that while Great
Britain ls pretending to be our friend. she
is sedulously and studiously and con
consistently erectlng great fortlfications
on our northern frontier, which menace
the integrity of the Republic, and which,
on notice of twenty-four hours. could de?
stroy our cities, our towns and lay waste
the property of our people. It seams to
me that to-day tho administration is being
humbugged by the administration of Great
Britain. Nothing can be done uniess we
get the consent of Dawning Street.
SURRI3NDERS TO GREAT BRITAIN
"I say that on this resolution I want to
get the sense of this House and find out
who are the friends oX America and who
are ihe. friends of Great Britain. AVe
ought to have thi? Information. The gen?
tleman from lilinois the other day re?
ported to this Hciise the fcrtification bill.
carrying an appropriation of three cr four
millions more than the last appropriation
bill. AVe want this information iu order
to intelligently know what fortlfications
we need to erect ln ocposition to the forti
f-eations Greit Britain js trectmg. I think
tfcis rci-olution should pass. Th?re Is a
feeling all over this country that the ad?
ministration has ato.'lutely and abjectly
surrendered American rignt* to Brittsh
interests. It has done so ln Alaska: it his
done so in regard to lhe Nicara'-ua Canal:
it is doing so now ln the Orient: ln the
philippines. in CVdna. It has been dene by
Great Brita'.n in this war in South itrlax.
(Applause from the Democratlc rldal. If
if had not been for what the admlnistra
tion did the other day, after consultation
with Lord Pauncefote, after being told
?what to do by Salusbury. there woul-.l havo
been a concert of Europaan powers. which
would have demanded the cessation of
war in South Africi The administr;>tiori
here is mcre English than the administra?
tion in I.ondon. and it is time for sorae
one to stand up here- and talk for Ameri?
can rights against British interests."
(Loud applause from the Dcmseratic side).
Tiie resolution was finally laldi unon
the table?110 to 07.
<Mr. Coriiss. of M'ehigan. asked un:uii
mous ennsent for the consideration of the
Senate joint res-dution. recognizing ihe
"allantry of Frank H. Neweomb, com?
mandlng the revenue cutter Hudson. and
retiring Captain Daniel B. Hod-*son. ?f
the- revenue cutter service. for efficirnt
(Continued on Second Page.1
The Board Selected One Erom Each
of the Ten Congressional
The State Board of Agricutture metat
New Forur. Hotel at noon yesterday. inis
waa tlie first meeting of the Board since
the new law was passed providipg for me
appointment of inspectors of fertilizers for
the State. The attendance was good,
there being only one absentee. Mr. Ju-itti
A. Stuart. of the Tenth District Those
present were J. H. C. Bevepy, FIrst D.s
t-ict* A. O. Mauk, Second Btstrtet; J. ar.
Ruflin, Third District (presiding); J. Vhos
Goode. Fourth District: J. M-* Barker.
Fifth District: John T. Cowan. feixth Dis?
trict*.C XV. Heater, Seventh District; W.
H EgShorn, Eighth District; J. S. Erown
lns"xinth District, and Commissioner
KMrerRuflin. after a few Introduotory
rema'rks, called Major Cowan to the
chair. as the first order of business was
the election of the presiding officer, and
Mr Beverly placed ln nomination for
president the incumbent, Mr. JuUan M.
Ruffin- The nomination was ;&*?*??
seconded by Messrs. Eggborn. Heater,
and Koiner. all of whom spoke ln the
warmest words of pralss of the ability
and efficieney of the member from the
Third District. Mr. Ruffin s re-eleotion
was unanlmous, Major Cowan then va?
cated the chair, aiid Mr. Ruffin, in ac?
cepting the presidency, responded ln
brief, but appropriate remarks.
The Board decided to appoint ten Inspec?
tors, one for each district. at a salary of
$50 a moni-h and all expenses, and the
claims of various candidates ware pre?
sented for the positions, as follows:
First District?N. XV. Nock,-presented by
Messrs. S. W, Matthews and G. XV. Lo
Se?eond District-J. II. Madison, PW^ent;
ed by Messrs. D. Gardiner Tyler and J. XV.
Madison. ? ? .
Third District-J. S. Browning, presented
by himself. ' .
Sixth District-J. XV. Lovelace, presented
by Senator XV. P. Barksdale; O. H. Goad,
presented by XV. A. Goad.
E-ghth District-R. L. C. Moncure, pre?
sented by Captain Joseph E. Willard.
Ninth District-J. M. Wtlliams. pre?
sented by J- S. Browning. ?.,?.,_
There were'a large number of apptlca
tions placed on We. with no one presen.
to advocate their claims.
The president then stated that a num?
ber of gentlemen were Jn the hotel who
were represfentlng the Interests of can?
didates for the position of *??^.^
spector. and lt was decided tbat they
should be heard at once, as^ some, of
them were probably anxious to can.ass
the city The gentlemen who were ln
waltlng* were then invited ln and given
The priilege of the door. Betore thia
was done. however. a motion was adopted
to the effect that ore inspector be ap?
pointed ifrom each congressional district.
and that the salary be fifty dollara per
month .vhile tjiey wore employed.
: The First District ?a_ called atul Sena?
tor LeCato preaented the name of N. XV.
Nock. for the position of fertlllaer inspec?
tor. Mr. Nock's name wai also presented
by Delegate Matthews and Mr. P.
BrenL _ v ' ?*"?? . _ _
. Senator Tyler placed th* name or J- H.
Madison before thc Board for i-tspeC-Of
from the Second Dtehrtct-" Sonator Earam
rtalo warmiy advo<*ated the claims ot __
XV Lovelaeo for the position front "??
Sixth District. Delegate Willard spoka tn
the Inter-wtsof R-'L- C. Moncure, of tlw
Eighth District. _^.
The names or th03e appltcai\ta who were
not represented bv any one on the floor.
w_re then phused betore the body by,
Commissioner Koiner. A fe*? oi the
candidates were present and atated ihair
own olafaiw.. .
, The lloard tJ_m weat tato ?
- tftrill-^*** '?***** fl*"'n*"1
OF WM. GOEBEL
Golden Said to Have Di
vtilged Their Names.
And Tell AH He Knows of the Shoot
ing ia Frankfort.
A Bf-tULATTO IM PLICATED.
Was En;*a<;ed ?? French - Eversoto
Fued and io Known nsaDead Shot.
Evidence That He Was at the
Capitol at CheTime. nud His
Boar-l Paid by a State
'LOLTSVELLE. KT., March S).?The ru?
mors growing out of th? conference be?
tween Sergeant F. Wharton Go den, of
the Barboursvilie company of S.at. m,li
tia, and the attorneys who are maau;'!n_r
the investigation of the assassiruuion 'jt
Governor Goeht'l, have caused a .-.en.-? i io**,
throughout the State. Golden, wil! bo
placed on Tho stand by the pros-oution.
in the trial ot the persjns a. ria'i.; ar?
rested for alieged como.icity in. th-j a*
sassintition, but infoimatloa a^ vo vr.o
exact n.iture oi the tes-motiy he 13 ex-,
pecced to give is lac-ktng.
iSpecials from Winchester s.iy Oo.-len
is still at that place ln company with his
'"t will do all I can for my friends all
the time." Golden is reported as ray n;r.
but I must first be true to myse;f. WVVeti
the time comes ? wiil t-Ml all I know.
Whatever else may be sa'd about ir.c I
do not think l can be ac-eused of be n:r
a liar, a eoward or a Democrat, ; tid Z
want it distinctiy understood that l a-""
not here under guard."
IN THE Vv'lLDS.
The story is published that Goldon haa
divulged to the attorneys the name xot
the xnan who firod the shots which kiil
ect Goebel. The person mentioned ls a
mulatto. who formerly lived at Win?
chester; was prorolnent in the French-.
Evc-reole feud and. ls known as a dead
shot. This n-an ls now supposed to ba
ln tho 'Wilds <H* one of V.v mountain
countles. Evidence that he was ln
Frankfort at the time- ot the asaasslna
tion was found among papers taken
from XV. H. Culton. a clerk in ths Au
ditor's office. when the iatter was ar?
rested a week or so ago on a warrant
charging Him with beiug an accessory
to the murder.
Among these papers were recelpt;- id>
<hoard bills amounting to about *"-?>. in
curred by eighteen men who wero in
Frankfort for some time h.-'oro and at
the time Governor Goebel was shot. Ini
one of these receipts the name cf tho
mulr.tto mentioned is given. The re
eelpt in this case ls for money received
from. John Perkins by Batt'na Plttman
ifor tho board! of three roen. Perkins
is a porter about the State House.
Judse Field Grnnted "Uotioa toStrike
Out Parfsof Republicans Wrnlv.
LOUT1SVTDL.E. Maroh. 20.?Judge Field
to-day sustalned the demurrer of counsel
for Beckham and granted the motion to
strike out certain oarts of the amend .d'
reply of tlie Republicans in tSie con-soll
dated Gubernatorial contest suifc*. "With
this went a judgroent. slgned by Judge
Fleld, in conformity with this decision
and tlie former one, sustaining the lirst
demurrer and motion to strike out.
This judgment is iitterloeutoa-y. not flnal.
and two questions of fact strill remain to
be passed upon by Judge Fleld:
"AVas or was not Governor Beckham of
the requlsite constitutional age; was or
was not Goebel's death before or a.f ter tho
Legislature had declared him the Iegally
elected Governor of the Commonwealth.'*
VvThen Judge Fleld passes orr thes? two
points. deposltious on which :>r- ;>ow bo
ing taken, the next step will he an anpeal
by the Republlcans to the Court of Ad
TWO KILLED, ONE BADLY HURT
In an Altercatfon 011 Marrowbono
PINEVILLE. KY.. March 'JO.-On Mar
rowbone Creek, twenty miles from here,
John Langley and Moses Sopher wera
both killed and a man named Johnson
was serlously wounded. The altercailoa
was over Lanaley's arresting Sopher
about two years ago. while a constable.
on a charge of obtalnlng goods under
false pretences. Sopher was acqultted.
and claimed Langley had no authority
to arrest him.
Johnson claimed he was trylng to sepa?
rate Sopher and Langley when he was
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
?Six-club Base-Ball League Is formed.
?Dr. Hunter McGuire paralyzed.
?Senator Barksdale a candidate for
etector at large.
?AV. J. Rhodes talks about his caae.
?Colonel W. F. Wlckham reported as
Improved. , ? .
?Fertilizer Inspectors are appointed.
?Meetingr in the interest of the Car
nival. - .
?Traffic men held a session nere.
?Manchester business men discuss tBe
car service. -^.
-Brooks Raresey. a negro burijlar.
killed by Officer Salyer ln Norfolk. after
having felled a lady with an iron grate
ln her own house. rviMw
-Dr. Temple was buried near crrkri
ton. Va.. yesterday. Tho trial of his
slayer will probably not take place until
A-rFarmvil?ey'deeid?s ** &?t? * 'alr **ext
toU. at which. t'm? a Confederate monu?
ment will he unvelted. . .
-Captain Hamilton fatla from hla tu#
Ia YacK River and l* drowned.
?Senator Morgan spoke an Porte **Uc?*f*
BUI ln the Senat*. _, t. ?^?i?.??-?
?Mr- Solaer denounced the aamlMstra...
"I'compromlse Porto Rlcan mearore
**^>ldett will testify for prosecntloa, o*
Goebel's staye-ra.- H* la aaid to-hava dV
vulgcd the names ot the assasslns. v
?"f-TQclamatlon to burghers warntrurt
them aKalnJ?t wan|on deattucllow ot "ftett
ta^T^**l^s5ai?Uc? to becow* ?mm *??*??
nies is the only settU-ment tn atsM
?Corr???pond*nc?- ??*? ***Wm oi