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PARTS
VOL. XXIII.—NO. 133.
IS PI I IK
FOLM'\ OF IMPERIALISM INAUGUR
ATED PV ADMINISTRATION
MENACES AMERICA
WAR T.UK 15 THE SESATE
tilt. HOAR EXCORIATES SENATORS
WHO ARE ADVOCATES OF
IMPERIALISM
AEMOR PLANT EILL DEFEATED
Senator* Deity Probability of Trou
ble With Germany Over Monroe
Doctrine—How the Sena
torM Voted.
WASHINGTON, May 12.—8y a close
vote the senate today rejected the prop
osition to erect, without reference to the
price at which the government could se
cure armor plate for its warships, an
armor plate factory. The vote upon
the direct proposition was 22 to 24, and
subsidiary amendments were rejected by
übout the same vote. When the com
mittee's proposition was about to be
voted upon a filibuster was organized,
the quorum of the senate was broken
and the question is still in the air.
During the debate today Mr. Chandler
(N. H.) delivered a sensational speech
In which he charged that the govern
ment had been defrauded in the adoption
of the Harvey armor. He declared a
similar fraud was proposed in the at
tempt to force the government to adopt
the Krupp armor.
Mr. Spooner (Wis.) and Mr. Hale (Me.)
made notable speeches, deprecating the
war talk yesterday by MrTLodge (Mass.).
Neither th<' senator from Wisconsin nor
the senator from Maine wa s fearful that
We might become involved in a difficulty
with Germany on account of the Monroe
doctrine.
Mr. Hoar (Mass.) protested against the
"wretched imperialistic business," and
the talk that this nation had only re
cently become a "world power," assert
ing that it had been a world power since
the war of 1812. He said:
"I am sick of hearing senators say
that since this wretched imperialistic
business we have become a first-class
power. The United States came out of
the war of 1812 a first-class power, and
she has been a first-class power ever
Hince—;i power that lias kept off the
whole of Europe from North America
and the West Indian islands except as it
waa there before. The United States is
not as strong as it was a year ago, be
cause it has bound Itself over since that
time to keep the peace in distant posses
sion.-. The little country that did that
thing (the remarkable achievements of
■ ar of m:;i came out of the war a
first-class power. There has not been a
country sine.- that time—great or small
time has ventured to tackle us, and there
is iiut a country on earth, great or
£gJ-M. that would not have gotten out
Or any trouble with us by diplomacy
rather than by war."
A DMINISTRATION ATTACKED.
Mr. Rawlins (Utah), speaking in sup
port of a government armor factory,
made an attack upon the administration's
foreign policy. He spoke of the United
States as trying- »o play the "bully of
the Dardanelles,- thus bidding defiance
to the rest of mankind."
Mr. Spooner (Wis. t did not approve of
limiting the price of armor to $300 per
ton, ami said he regarded it as very hu
miliating to the United States that our
Bhipa should stand in the stocks awaiting
their armor. He wanted our ships to
be completed and was wiling to vote for
the committee's proposition to pay $445
perton, or even $r.45 per ton, for the ar
mor now iH-ci sary.
"1 cm; in favor," said he, "of an in
i\> A?-e in our navy. I have no desire
to rival England in the magnitude of its
navy 1 am not ambitious that the
United States should enter into competi
tion with any European power. I will
not vote to speed these ships to comple
tion, as wan suggested by the senator
from Massachusetts (Lodge), yesterday.
In order to defend the Monroe doctrine.
The senator almost said we were in dan
ger from Germany on account of that
doctrine. That doctrine is dearly cher
ished by the American people. It is re
garded as a vital principle and it will
never be surrendered at the challenge of
any government, even though we have to
employ the almost illimitable resources
Of the country in Its defense. I believe
that there has not been a time in fifty
years when there was less danger than
there is today of the challenge of the
Monroe doctrine by any government un
der the sky. i was surprised at the
stion contained In the speech of the
senator from Massachusetts yesterday, as
an argument in favor of speedy comple
tion of the ships, or of increasing our
navy, that it might be necessary that we
BhOUld be ready to meet the "challenge
of that doctrine by Germany. I don't
believe it. I have on the highest au
torlty warrant for asserting that there
has not been a time when there existed
a more cordial relation between the
United States and Germany than exists
today.
NO WAR WITH GERMANY.
"1 h>ok for no war, no trouble with the
empire of-Germany. I think there is no
foundation for any such suggestion. But
we must have a large ; avy. I do n.t
Fay that we have become a Brst-claSo na
tion in the sense 1 hat we have not been
one, but we are a developing and agr?s-
Bive nation. Our commerce is constantly
expanding, and we will be content with
no limit or boundary. We must have a
larger navy. We will have commercal
Interests in every country, and we must
be ready as we will be willing to safe
guard our interests in all parts of the
world."
In conclusion Mr. Spooner argued that
Inasmuch as the "country is defenseless
and at the mercy of two armor com
panies," the United States ought to erect
its own armor plant without delay. The
present situation, he declared, was intol
erablt.
In closing the debate Mr. Hale (in
charge of the bill) said:
"I don't believe that a gnat need or
necessity for an increase of the navy
Btalks before \is because of any appre
hension of hostilities either now or in the
future, with the empire of Germany.
That great country is tied to us by in
dissoluable bonds in the name of 10,000,003
people of German extraction, who today
make some of our best citizens.
"I have no fear that any danger awaits
us from German intervention. Rut we
do need a respectable navy of the best
ships In the world. And with the vale of
■waters between us and Kurope nobody
need fear that any nation is likely to
trouble us."
The amendment offered by Mr. Penro,:e j
The St. Paul Globe
to pay ? r>i." for the armor for the Maine,
Ohio and Missouri was defeated.
Mr. Peitus (Ala.) offered an amendment
making it mandatory upon the secretary
of the navy to erect an armor plate plant
■ii once at a cost not to exceed $4,000,000.
The amendment was defeated, 22 to 24, as
follows:
Teas — Bacon, Bate, Berry, Carter,
Chandler, Cockrell, Daniel, Davis, Har
rison, Jones (Ark), Jones (New). Mal
lory, Money. Morgan. Nelson, Pettus,
Spooner, Stewart, Teller, Thurston, Till
irwn, Vest—22.
Nays—Allison, Baker, Clark (Wyo.), De
pew. Klkins, Fairbanks, Foraker," Foster,
Five. Hale. Hansbrough, Hawley Hoar
Lodge, Mcßride, McComas, McCumber
McEnery. Penrose, Perkins, Proctor!
Quarles, Ross, Shoup—24.
SKNSATIONa L A [.LEGATION.
During the consideration of the naval
appropriation bill, Mr. Chandler made th«
following statement:
"I believe, and j am prepared to show
that the Harvey patent was a fraud, and
that it was imposed upon the patent of.
Bee and upon the government by subter
fuge if not by dishonesty. When the gov
ernment refused to pay more than $300 a
ton for Harvey armor, the combined
.■rmor manufacturers of the world en
deavored to obtain by subterfuge or by
injustice, another armor. Jdo not believe
that the Krupp armor which they offered
us has any merit whatever, except that it
is hardened deeper than the Harve.vize.l
armor, by the well known means of hard
ening steel by means of carbonization
There is no patent about it and there i«=
no secret about it that is worth a dolla,
In any court."
GOVERNMENTS PARIS POSTOFFICF.
The fhst letter mailed at the United
States postofflce at the Paris exposition
was addressed to President MoKinW by
< ommissioner General Peck. In the let
ti r, Mr. Peek says:
"It seems fitting that you should re
ceive the first letter ever deposited in a
postofflce of the United States located in
a foreign land. I therefoie, have the hon
or of informing you that this communi
<at,on is the first ever transmitted
thiough such a channel. It is registered
A complete postofflce, under the direc
ton of the postmaster general of the
United States is now in full operation in
the national pavilion established by our
government at the Paris exposition." Vo-i
will be interested l n knowing that in this
building is located, in addition to the
postofflce, an official bureau of informa
tion for the benefit of our American peo
ple; also the American chamber of com
merce organized in Paris; the reception
rooms of the commissioner general, as
sistant commissioner general and the sec
retary and eighteen national commis
sioners appointed under the act of con
gress. One floor will be known as states
n< ,i ((matters. Rooms are also set apart
for the military order of the Loyal Legion
of the United States and for women's
organizations. The entire building is th<
home of our American citizens."
MR. DAVIS' RESOLUTION.
When the senate convened today, Mr.
Davis reported from the committee on
foreign relations a Joint resolution re
specting the unveiling of the statue of
Lafayette at Paris, July 4, 1900. The
preamble recited that the school children
of the United States had contributed $50,
--000 for the statue, and that the govern
ment of the United States had contribut
ed $i>O,UOO for the pedestal for the statue.
The resolution follows:
"That the people of the United States
anticipate and appreciate this ceremony
with feelings of the greatest satisfaction,
and that they regard the statue as ex
pressing the honor and gratitude with
which they cherish the memory of La
fayette and those of his countrymen,
who, by their arms and counsel, assist
ed in securing the independence of the
United States.
"That the president of the United
States is hereby requested to transmit a
copy of those resolutions to the govern
ment of Fiance."
The resolution was agreed to.
MUTUAL LIFE ENTERS PROTEST
V.sks the CoiißreMs to Investigate
Its Expulsion From l'russia.
NEW YORK, May 12.—The petition of
the Mutual Lite Insurance Company ot
New York to congress, by Representative
James S. Sherman, of New York, asking
him for an Inquiry to the treatment re
ceived by that Institution at the hands
of the Prussian government, is exciting
great interest here. The petition shows
that the Mutual Life Insurance Company
is transacting business in Great Britain,
France, Austr.a, Hungary, Italy, B lg.um,
Holland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden,
under the sanction and approval
of those countries, and has done
so "in accordance with those princi
ples of reason and justice which govern
the conduct of enlightened nations."
Not so, however, in Prussia. In 18S8 the
company entered Prussia, after being sub
jected to a close and exhaustive examina
tion. Relying upon the good faith of the
Prussian government, the company pur
chased a lot of ground with suitable
building, in Berlin, for an office, and in
vested largely in Prussian securities, be
lieving that it would be permitted to con
duct its business undisturbed, in accord
ance with the comity of nations. Un
mindful of the principles of equity or fair
dealing, the Prussian government sub
mitted the company to a long series of im
positions and exactions, culminating on
Aug. 14, 1595, by its actual .expulsion,
without a hearing, from the kingdom of
Prussia. The Mutual Life had not chang
ed its method of doing business; its good
standing had not been impaired since its
investigation by the government and
when a license was issued to it.
One pretext for expelling the company
was that it Issued tontine policies, al
though every facility had been given the
government to ascertain that the charge
was without foundation. Abandoning
this contention the government began to
impose new conditions and exactions
never previously -suggested, and which
the Prussian authorities knew 7 could not be
obeyed under the company's charter.
While the company admits the techni
cal power of the Prussian government to
expel the Mutual Life from Prussia upon
a false pretext, it respectfully submits to
the congress of the United States that
such treatment by a supposedly friendly
state is indefensible in the forum of in
ternational comity, and unworthy of any
enlightened and civilized state. The com
pany calls for inquiry and investigations,
and a redress for such grievances.
On motion its petition was referred to
the committee on interstate and foreign
commerce.
FOUND DEAD ON THE TRACK.
Tragic Fate of a Farlhnnlt. Minn.,
Man.
CHICAGO, May 12.—Robert Kilgour,
Chicago representative of the Sheffield
Flour mill, Faribault. Minn., and a
brother of Joseph Kilgour, leading man in
"Sporting Life." was found dead here to
day on the elevated track ot the Union
loop. A fracture of the left leg was the
only apparent injury.
Northwest Patents.
WASHINGTON. May 12.—List of pat
ents issued this week to Northwestern
inventors, reported by Merwin. Lothrop
& Johnson, patent lawyers, 911 and 912
Pioneer Press building, St. Paul. Minn.,
and Washington, D. C.: George A. Elder,
St. Paul, Minn., liquid tempering appar
atus; John O. Ingebretson, Mo°, S. D.,
self-dropping mechanism for self-binding
harvesters; Iver P. Meloos. Stony Brook.
Minn., key wrench; Charles H. Melvin,
St. Paul, M'nn., back-pedaling brake;
Edward C. Regli. Duluth, Minn., com
bined carriage and sleigh.
SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1900.—TWENTY—EIGHT PAGES.
1 IF I lift
VISIT OP THE PEACE ENVOYS TO
THE UNITED STATES INTER
ESTS ALL ENGLAND
THE RESULT IS ALL-ISPORTIST
LONDON JOURNALS BITTERLY COM
MENT UPON AMERICA'S HOS
TILE ATTITIDE
LORD SALISBURY CRITICISED
His Recent I'tterancea Are Consid
ered iim in Bad Komi—Austra
lian Federation Attracts
Much Attention.
Copyrighted by the Associated Press.
LONDON, May 12.—The Boers seem to
be on the eve of playing their last card,
and, according to many keen observers in
England, it is being played, not in South
Africa, but in the United States, through
the medium of the Boer delegates who
sailed for New York from Rotterdam last
week. As the bulk of British opinion does
not contemplate for a moment that Mr.
Fischer and his companions will achieve
success, it is only natural that serious
thought Is now chiefly devoted to prog
nosticating the date when the war in the
Transvaal will be ended. Most estimates
concur in agreeing that hostilities will
have ceased by June, when President
Kruger learns that the last country ap
pealed to, namely, the United States, will
afford no help, and that he has no alter
native in the face of the overwhelming
force now victoriously sweeping into his
territory but to sue for peace. AY hat
Great Britain's answer to th;U request
will be was unmistakably defined by Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain, the secretary of
state for the colonies, at Birmingham yes
terday, when he declared that the Boer
republics must become a crown colony,
whose initial stage of organization will
be controlled by a military administra
tion. By agreeing to these terms Presi
dent Kruger must, of course, give up all
for which he has been fighting.
But, on the other hand, now that terms
have been so emphatically enunciated,
they must either be granted or England
will stand defeated. The latter alterna
tive, however, does not enter England's
category of possibilities. Her people are
firmly convinced that Lord Roberts will
steadily advance, perhaps with delays
and losses of dare-devil units, and may
be without inflicting a crushing defeat,
until he occupies the Transvaal. His for
ward progress, they believe, will be
stopped only when President Kruger,
learning of the failure of Fischers mis
sion, asks for peace. That this will come
soone than previously expected is :he
trend of popular opinion today.
A long siege of Pretoria has become
a remote contingency. Sharp fights at
Kroonstad and on the Vaal river, a series
of rear guard actions, with constantly re
treating forces, an organized envelopment
of a hostile country, and then by June, or
perhaps earlier, peace and occupation.
Such is the average forecast of the
struggle in South Africa. Maybe it is al
together too optimistic, but the present
successes of the British arms and the
evidence of their well defined plans and
excellent organization forms much excuse
for optimism.
AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION.
In comparison with what 200,000 British
troops have been doing in South Africa
during the week, the events in England
itself f^re perhaps unimportant. Yet they
teem with human interest and internal
importance. First and foremost is the
question of Australian federation. Dele
gates from this great colony are ctase
lessly speaking pleasant words to London,
audiences through the luxurious medium
of public dinners and luncheons, to say
nothing of copious pros 3 interview's, but
meanwhile are fighting Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain tooth and nail in an en
deavor to mantain Australia's objection
to having the English privy council as a
final court of appeal for local cases. No
compromise has yet been reachc-d, and
Mr. Chamberlain will shortly introduce
the subject of federation in the house of
commons, advocating that the bill be
passed as forwarded to Australia, with
the exception of an amendment granting
the privy council the power mentioned
above. Presumably the commons will
follow the governments lead. What
Australia will Jo remains to be seen. The
obligation subordinating the highest
colonial courts to the privy-council, under
which Canada now labors, may wreck the
whole scheme of federation.
HOME MATTERS.
While imperial politics are interesting,
home matters are almost equally so. The
Outlook semi-humorously sums up these
matters by representing Lord Salisbury
as saying:
"Let us have rifle clubs everywhere,
and let the young maidens fetch their
fathers' dinners and beer."
This reference to beer ie not half so
facetious as might appear. Lord Salis
bury's outspoken opposition to radical
temperance measures In the house of
lords on Tuesday, will probably afford the
basis for one of the strongest planks of
the opposition platform at the next elec
tion. Confronted by the united firch
bishops, the premier spoke more frankly
upon thf temperance question than almost
any leading man in EngUeh politics ever
dared to speak. As at the Primrose
league meeting. Lord Salisbury appeared
to be thinking aloud, with no regard for
consequences, and declared he did not see
the force of preventing a certain number
of people getting drunk when it entailed
preventing "six times as many sober con
sumers having the opportunity for free
indulgence to which they have a right."
The term "free indulgence' is a cam-
THE STEEL STEED RULES AGAIN.
Scene on the Marshall Avenue Cycle Path.
paign headline that will not be easily
forgotten; nor did the slim majority of
three, by which Lord Salisbury carried
the debate, strengthen the position of the
government.
Lord Windsor, one of Lord Salisbury's
warmest supporters, publishes articles
saying the premier's attitude on this
question is deeply regrettable, and "may
turn Conservatives and Liberal imperial
ists into uncompromising opponents of
the government."
Another curious feature of the week
is the narrow majority of 11, which the
government secured " in the house
of commons over the motion to prevent
ministers from being company directors.
Had the motion been carried, forty com
panies would have lost members of their
boards, and twenty-five ministers, in
cluding Lord Salisbury. Mr. Goschen,
Mr. Chamberlain, Lord Hamilton and the
Earl of Selborn, would have lost an ad
ditional source of Income.
All the weeklies, fcegarcllesg of party,
agree in supporting the principle of the
defeated motion, and, doubtless, in the
course of time, the government will
bring in a measure to prevent any mem
ber of the crown from taking the di
rection of a public company.
The Saturday Review, interpreting
Lord Salisbury's recent generalism re
garding hatred towards England and the
necessity of arming the country as es
pecially applicable to the United States,
declares:
"During the Cuban war there were a
large number of people la this country
who sympathized with Spain, but they
kfpt their feelings strictly to themselves.
Not a discordant note whs heard in our
press and the government prevented a
combination of European powers that
would have thrown the American gov
ernment on its back. H<>w doe? the
I'nited States repay v?? We were treated
to all kinds of intrigue? .over the Alaskan
boundary and the Nicaragua canal, and
now at least half the American press
and nation loudly proclaim their sympa
thy with the Boer£ and are organizing
receptions for their delegates. We shall
know how to defend our empire, and
must do It, as Lord Salisbury says, with
<u>« jri<r>>* arm."
BULLETIN OP
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Thunder Showers.
I—The Price of Empire.
Boers Look to America.
British Enter Kruonntadt.
2—Killed by a Coino Electric.
3—Woman Commits Suicide.
Propoited Postal Check System.
Fight for Their Rights.
4—Strikers' Hands Tied.
Berlin Cable Letter.
News From Paris.
s—Father of the Y. M. C. A.
In the City Chnrches.
The Chicago Conference.
<•—Sport inn Page.
Ryder's Sporting Letter.
AiiMm Writes a Book.
Willie Green's Gossip.
7—Sporting Page.
Baseball Game*.
Wisconsin Athletes Win.
B—Editorial.
Medical Notes.
O—Dooley on Alcohol.
Budwelsnw See* Dewey.
lO—News of Northwest.
Minneapolis Matters.
11—Business Announcement.
I'Jr— Political Gomip.
Making Fight on Merrlam.
Democrats Hold Caucus.
Funk's Friends Still Hopeful.
13—Political Gossip.
14—Popular Wun(».
15-Narkelx of the World.
Finaneinl Review,
tG-Nen-H of Railroads.
Methodist Conference.
17—Business Announcement.
18-.\>w Hmiks of Week.
ChoriiM Girl for Bride.
l!>—Huhliu'sn Announcement.
ao—S-t. Paul Society.
-I—Suburban and Lake Social.
22—Love and Leprosy.
Divine Healer of Kus.la.
Bern hard t's 1 irsi Role.
TO i hi tlllfl Arabian Knight.
Wickedest Spot on Earth.
24—The Kidnaping of Weeks.
Smallest Siulary on Hccord,
FacU About a Horse.
U.%— Movement* of a Quarter.
Man Who Jarred Wall Street.
< urioiiH !)rir.Uinu GI—C».
. SketeU of Juneau.
3<>—St. Paul Boy at Pngo Pago.
"Old Carver Tract."
27—Literature for the Ladle*.
Seasonable Fashion Hints.
2S—Dramatic News.
Musical Note*.
Mine Trammer* Quit Work.
ISHPEMING, Mich.. May 12.—The
trammers at the Winthrop mines quit
work today, the wage rate being unsat
isfactory. No demand was made, and
the walkout was unexpected. New men
are being hired to nil their places. All
hoisting is suspended.
in bis i in
New Capital of the Free State Is Taken With
out Opposition From Free
Staters.
President Steyn In Flight and Burghers Ap
parently Determined to Return to
Their Farms.
LONDON, May 12.—The war office has
received the following dispatch from Gen.
Roberts:
"Kroonstad, May 12.—1 entered Kroon
stad at 1:30 without opposition, today,
when the Union Jack was hoisted amidst
cheers from the few British residents.
President Steyn fled last evening, after
vainly endeavoring to persuade the
burghers to continue opposing us. The
Transvaalers said they would no longer
fight on Orange Free State soil, and made
off for the Vaal river. Free Staters ac
cused the Transvaalers of having made
use of them and then deserting. Many
of the Free Staters have gone to their
homes.
"The procession entering the town was
headed by my bodyguard, all of whom
were colonels, and after my staff and for
eign officers came the North Somerset
Imperial yeomanry, followed by Pole-Ca
rew's division, consisting of the guards
and the Eighteenth brigade navals. the
Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth and Eighty
fifth batteries, two rive-Inch guns, man
ned by the Royal artillery company, and
the Twelfth engineers. The rest of the
force encamped around the town. Before
leaving Kroonstad, President Steyn issued
a proclamation making Lindley the seat
of government of the Free State.
"Gens. Botha and De Wet accompanied
the Transvaalers."
BRITISH IN CONTROL.
LONDON. May 13.—The situation at the
seat of war in South Africa Is as satis
factory from the British view point aa
the most sanguine friend could have
hoped a week ago. The occupation of
Kroonstad practically leaves th* Orange
Free State In British possession. It is
evident from Lord Roberts' latest dis
patch that the disintegration has com
menced, that the Free Staters are scat
tering to their homes, while the Trana
vaalers have gone northward; declining to
fight longer, in the OrnngH Free State
What little resistance the former still are
likely to make seem." to be centering at
Lindley, whither President Steyn has
transferred his government.
It is evident that the strategy of Lord
Roberts, and the rapidity of his ad-.
have bewildered and disheartened the
Boers, as their resistance recently has
been very slight. The only point where
they seriously attempted to check th<- :>d
vance seems to have been on the British
right, where they defended with vigor
twe kopjes which eventually were carried
by the East Lancashire* and Bussexn, the
Boers finally retreating, having a group
of Boers dead on the top of one of the
hills.
The only point In the Free State where
the Boers seem in any force, except in
T.ord Roberts' front, seems to be In the
southeast, whfre Gens. Rundle and Bra
bent are holding them in check west of
Flcksburg and Ladybrand; and ar<> grad
ually pushing them back, as will as de
feating ali other efforts t<. break through
and threaten Lord Roberts' communica
tion.
There Is no further news regarding the
ad\ance of the relief column toward
Mafeking, but it is possible that Lord
Roberts' success will result in forcing
the Hucrs to raise the si>
Pretoria advices, via Lourenzo Marques,
state that the Boers supply of Brook< -
[ess powder is exhausted and that all at
tempts to manufacture a fresh supply
h.-.ve been w successful.
A dispatch from Cape Town dated May
1L says that Lord Strathcona's I
have gone to the front and that Lord*
Ca.-,tletown has be> n appointed command
er of thi.- Wepener district.
LORD ROBERTS RKPORTS.
LONDON. May I:'. The war office has
received the following dispatch from I.mi .
Robert.- .
ishrand, May 12.—1 am eight mile*
couth of Kroonstad; the enemy evacu
ated the last Une of entrenchments during
the niir'nt. We art- now reeonnolterii v.
towards Kroonstad. Gen. French"? cav
alry seized the drift over the Vaal
riser at 4:30 !u.st evening, just In tin
prevent passage bvlng opposed by the
enemy."
PLEA FOH MAFEKTNG.
Lady Georgiana Curzon has issued an
urgent appeal for help for Ivlafeking. fchc
say.-:
"Nothing but absolute knowledge of the
sufferings of the people of Mafeking
prompts me to inaugurate another fund;
the heartrending accounts received from
my sister. Lady Barak Wilson, must b*
my excuse. She writes with authority,
having shared equally with them the
anxieties and pri\ ations of the long siege.
She describes the destitution of the in
habitants and" the absolute ruin of all
the small tradespeople whose homes-, In
many cases, have been demolished. 'Die
nuns' convent has been rendered roofless
by Boer guns, yet the sistr-rs are unrvmif
ling the cheerful attendance upon wound
ed and sick. For months the Inhabitants
have not slept in their beds. They have
given lives and property, and stood by the
gallant Baden-Powoll until their coinage
and endurance have thrilled the w1.0..
world."
The appeal concludes with hoping the
day the relief of Mafeking is announced
the writer will be able tc write M>ng]
lutlons accompanied by a substantial Mini
of money.
BOERS EXPEL IRISH PRIEST.
A dispatch from Lourenzo Marques
s-ays:
"So-called ambulance men arrive on
every .steamer and they are hurri>
Pretoria and sent to join commandoes
in the field. There baa been further
trouble with the Irish brigade at Jo
hannesburg. The Boer government re
cently expelled an Irish priest named
De'.acey, who was accused of having
Uritish sympathies. The brigade pro
tested "vainly and sixty men resigned
from the service In disgust."
MOBILITY OF BOERS.
EDEN, May 11.—The Boers returned
somewhat today, but it 19 impossible to
say where they may turn up next, owinj:
to their great mobility. Gen. Cv
succeeded in pushing them back near
Rapuishop, while Gen. Brabant p
forward In the direction of Brad's Drill,
along with Gen. Campbell aiitl the Six-
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Pages i to 16
PRICE FIVE CENTS
t^enth brigade. A body of Boers has n;>
peared at Verona on the Ladybrand road.
BRITISH AT GENEVA SIDING.
GENEVA BIDING, May 11.—The British'
forces have arrived hero, marching splen,
dWly, Gen. French In the advance. Fir
\ng was heard yesterday in the direction
vt his force. Some of the Inniski
hud approached a Kraal, where a foi
Boers were i 01 cealed.
"It i< expected that tho railroad to th,<
Zand river win be completed tonight.
The line was almost entirely destroyed
north of the river, but beyond, where th&
British are, trie Boera retreated from
their positions too hastily to do much
damage. The Boers are reported to bo
entrenching themselves around Kroon
stad, twenty miles off."
BOCKS WOI'LD UK WKLCOMSL
Governors of Three Mnlc-i Imit:-
Them to tome Over.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. May 12.— The result of
an hour's conversation held over 891 n
of telegraph v\ii.- with Gov. Dan .1
of Arkansas, William E. Stanley, of Kan
sas, and Lon V. Stephens, of Missouri,
at their respective state capitals, in v ny
of the announcement of State Secretary
Reitz, of the Transvaal, that he, with
others, wish to emigrate to the United
ii the event of their defeat by
the British, was as follows:
The governor was asked If he Would
not extend an invitation to the Boera
In his state. The answers, were as fol
lows:
Gov, Stephens—"As the chief executive
of Missouri I desire hereby to extend
a cordial and an affectionate welcome
to the Boers. Missouri would feel hon
ored If they would locate within her
bounds."
Gov. Jones—"The state of Arkansas will
gladly welcome the Bo< rs to become citi
zens and guarantee to them freedom and
p:otectlon under a truly republican gov
ernment."
Gov. Stanley—"The people of Kansas
would gladly welcome the Boers. We
have no better cltiz. ns than the thou
sands of Germans who have al 1 •
prospered and added to the hapi
of our state. Kansas would t'c-1 hon
ored it the sturdy citizens of the Trans
vaal would locate within our borders."
In answer to a question a." to the
visibility of conveying by special mes
sengers this lnviation to the Boer ( ■
envoys, due in New fork city Boon
governor expressed heurty approval.
HE SLEPT AT HIS POST
A\UTI, KICSI I/! s OF FAILURE OF
TOW KIOI.W TO DO Hl* DLTY.
PHILADELPHIA, k ; g
tell, a tower operator, In the empl »
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company.
Stationed at th ■ of the tunnel
under Twenty-fifth just out
side of Fairmount park, slept, at hi:- ■
A - a result a disastrous rear-end colli
sion 1 rly this morning ir
tuiiue!, causing the death of Eng
(;,,,, .■. ; Fireman «Seoi ge Klncb
man, and, it is believed, five tramps, who
were stealing a na.- Fire f":
wreck, and a <!<•/.n or more Bremen
Injured while fighting the- Ham.
now in tiie hospitals. All d are
still buried in the wrecka)
Operator Lantell has disappeared,
the polict s f"r nim-
The accident occurred shortly after
midnight. The vicinity of the I
early today wa« the scene of wild 4 •
ment. No one could approach near- r than
within lioo tYet of either opening, owing
to the volume of tiame and smoke ■•■
issued therefrom. The fast New J
bound express freight train of thlrtj
can reached the tunnel on time
ed down so that some of v c cars co .
shifted. The se
train, composed of thirt
due about ten minutes later. [1
Towerman Lantell's duty to signal the
! section thai the first ha
in t'ue tunnel. This Lantell did not do,
having, it is said, fa
ond section appi he tunnel at a
rapid rate of speed and crashed with
full force into 1
rlneer Loeb and Fireman Hincb.man,
of the second section, were immedii
crushed to death, anil the cars, pi;
an indiscriminate heap, began to I
Four oil car.- exploded, adding I
ror of the situation a; . | the
fiaoai
At this hour firrm^n are sflll at »
endeavoring to extinguish the b
attempt ha I ■ made to
ho.lie.- of the ■•■
The loss to the company is estima
$140, I
SHE COT A BIG VERDICT
MRS. HBADIKG'S I.o*S OF A tli-»
bakd n a 1 1:11 at 995,000.
PHILADELPHIA, May 12.—The jury
in the suit for damages brought b%
Elizabeth <;. i: ' William
against Mrs. Anna Gossan for allt i
the affection* of ti.- former's hush::
day rendered a verdict i: '
plaintiff, awarding her 125,0000 damafl
HOME FOR AGED COUPLES.
It Is l'rovlded for in tlie Will of
( apt. ThOMH Wilxon.
C[.KVKI.ANI». 0.. 3
lap! Thou
lionaii
(iled in tt. lkiat
one-half of the estat. wid
ow durir.g her life and the remalnd
the three children L Tpon the death of the
widow the wi : if of
the estate shall be used to establish a
home for aged couples, to be kn
Home for Aged Couples,
that in all cases preT<
to sailors on the lakes and their v.
The fortune l- ft bj Capt. Wilson U esti
mated at *1,M.«>,u00.

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