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DEFENCE OF PRETORIA. BOTHA'S ACTION A RUSE TO EFFECT ESCAPE. BRITISH SHELLS FALL IN CITY-ITS FORMAL OCCUPATION— A HALT AT LAING'S NEK. j Coryri(rtlt . jgco; Er The New-York Tribune.] [ET CABLE TO -he nnsiiw London. June 7. 6 a. m.— Some interesting de tails are published of what was happening in Pretoria during the flight- at Six Miles Spruit on Monday. Toward the end of the day. when British naval guns vrer* shelling the southern forts, a number of projectiles reached the town and shells burst and did damage In its south ern suburbs. All day long armed burghers had b«*en leaving the capital, '■''■' greater part of the rolling stock of the Netherlands F-ar.way was removed. This shows that Gen eral Botha was figthing a rear guard action.- his object being to delay Lord Roberts' 3 advance until he had cleared the railway sidings of the engines and rolling stock and had started off his army in the direction of Lydenburg. The Boers still maintain their ground at La.ing's Nek, but their early retirement to Lydenburg is expected. -oe British . ■ thuen's losses ■ - - .. Jchten- ■ ■ - " - - iria 1 ■ ■ - 1 --- - I. N. F. MOVES OFCAMPAIGN :*E THE NEXT . BS - - m — Bobs" may be mas iria, but - com . r.. The war is re ■ • lids here . infined Lord F;o; ■ ... which ■"-■ : after F the tr axe comii .. ■ .:. prac m r. The : reed to - ■ q at Pretoria ■'.. for there shout - zannot be fore ■ \:.g the - OPERATIONS IN THE -FREE STATE. The EritiEh line from Heilbrcn through Llnd ley and Senekal to Ficksburg is now held so strongly that an advance toward Frankfort and Bethlehem seems imminent- The capture of the Yeomanry force will serve to convince Free State leaders that their own operations are useless, since their bold stroke ... not prevent the fill of Pretoria, and has left them with j-rifidbers to feed when their own supplies are meagre. The clearance of this eastern district of the Free State is evidently the first work which Lord Roberts will order. It will be great ly facilitated when sir Recvers Bulier's army, from which there has been no official news for several days, compels the evacuation of Laing's *»ek and is free to occupy Standerton. General Bullej is reported to be conferring with the Boer commander at Lain^s Nek. but is more likely to be swinging his divisions around Newcastle as a pjvot. so as to envelop the Boer cosition. The ceremony of blessing the Duke of Nor folk's sword has not prevented his being thrown from his horse in the operations before Pre toria, and receiving a serious injury. The Duke's conduct in gGing to South Africa had a religious •motive, since he considered it his duty, as the fading English Roman Catholic, to . ■ ■ lay his loyalty to the Crown by personal service. YEOMANRY'S LOSSES HEAVY; Society has been badly hit by the capture of the Yeomanry near Lindley, since the corps represented the titled and wealthy classes. The casualties cf the Yeomanry in the fight which JTeceaed the surrender Jrere serious. Questions connected with the political settle ment of the conquered territories are not seri ouh.v discussed by the press, since a military occupation and' government for a prolonged period is a foregone conclusion. -The new Crown colonies win not be allowed to govern them- Bfc.ves fc r a j ong tl:ne a ;ter the next general ejection in England. "When that election will occur is still uncertain, but probably it will take place ; a October. The Chinese question is now considered much eraver than anything that Is happening In Eouth Africa. There is a. general apnrehension tsat an outbreak be tw^en Russia • and Japan A J^ REAT cv E^*T IN RIBBONS AT O'NEILL'S. B^m!s offer to-day a. mammoth stock of Fancy j£3Dc^s, *•--- Sc. to Kc. a yard, at 15c.. 19c. and 2Wj to lhelr advenisea e nt - €lh avfe w::; be the sequel to the large use of Cossacks for the relief of foreigners In China. I. N. F. BRITISH HALT AT TFE CAPITAL. PREPARING TO MOVE OX LYDENBfRG — NATfRE OF THE DISTRICT. London. June 7— Military operations in South Africa are apparently at a standstill. For a day or two the tired troops of Lord Roberts are . : be is filling- the magazines and warehouses a i his new base. Pretoria, prepara ■ . ntr r the retiring- Boers in the direction of Lyd^nburs. His cavalry are probably seeking to intercept Commanda:. eral 80- ha. Lydenburg, the district into which the provis ions originally destined for Pretoria have been diverted, and where a cartridge factory has been erected and reserve supplies of all sorts are stored, is a volcanic region of fertile valleys, in closed by gTeat ramparts of precipitous rock, penetrated by narrow, winding passes. There are herds of cattle in the valleys, and there is much nativ«» labor available for fortifying. • ii i Ktended martial tnd North Lichi-'!v erg 11b re exchang sen Boer and ■ t of Mefeking en May 28. Part of the f ■.:•_•• • -■ «. ard to :.ake a show of holdtnj . - ; which he and sraJ Hunter ar» moving. Adi ... Telegraph" from Newcai i . - [escribes, the • as an ur. rithout flour, meat or su ■ .:eless. the cort dent ; : . -.c positions, with the :enburg. •hat the British - mem has approached the Natal that Natal should ■nt :'cr :n order I may be instituted for all South . - time ' lent autom i c vari . b sig - ■ British warships in there . og the Portuguese ARMISTICE AT LAING'S NEK. REPORT THAT BULLER ASKED FOR A TRUCE— DUTCH EVACUATE UTRECHT. London, June 6. — A dispatch from Lourenco Marques, dated Tuesday, June 5, says: General Builer and Christian Botha met at Laing's Nek at Bullets request, when a three days' armistice was agreed upon. The dispatch adds that the British have evacuated Utrecht. THE OCCUPATION OF PRETORIA. LORD ROBERTS ANNOUNCES FORMAL ENTRY INTO THE BOER CAPITAL. London. June 6. — Lord Roberts has tele graphed to the War Office as follows: Pretoria, June 5, ii:3i> p. in. — The occupation of the town passed off most satisfactorily, md the British flag- is now hoisted on top of the Govern ment offices. The troops met with a much more enthusiastic reception than I anticipated. The 3d Battalion of the Grenadier Guards lined the square when the march past took place. Owing to their having; been on duty at some distance around the town, very few cavalry and Infantry were able to take part in the ceremony. Several of our officers who bad been prison ers were amcnj the onlookers. THE PREMIER'S CONGRATULATIONS. London, June G. — Lord Salisbury sent a dis patch io Lord Roberts yesterday as follows: I earnestly congratulate you on this crowning result of your brilliant strategy and the devo tion of your gallant soldiers. THREE EARLS MADE PRISONERS. London. Tune C. Among the officers of the 13th Battalion of Imperial Yeomanry captured are the Ear! of Leitrim, the Earl of Longford and the Earl of Ennismore. BOER FORCES IN THE FREE STATE. Maseru. Basutolar.d, June 6. — A trooper of Brabant's Horse says that in the last engage ment the Boers took fifty-four British prisoners, including an officer, whom they released condi tionally. The officer estimated that the Boer forces between Flckfiburg and Bethlehem num bered six thousand men. ACCIDENT TO THE DUKE OF NORFOLK. London, June C. — The Duke of Norfolk, who Is lieutenant-colonel of the 2d Battalion of the Royal Sussex Yeomanry, now In South Africa, has met with a serious accident by falling from his horse. His hip was dislocated and he re ceived other injuries. Dispatches from Lord Roberts say the accident occurred in the opera tions before Pretoria. The Duke's condition is satisfactory. OSK HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS. TP.LSTEES HOLD A MEETING— SUCCESSORS TO DRS. "WEIR AND BULL NOT ANNOUNCED. When Dr. Robert F. Weir and Dr. W. T. Bull resigned as visiting physicians to the New-York Hospital it was announced that their successors would probabiy be appointed during rhe present week. At the hospital last n'.giit ;he superintendent informed a Tribune reporter that, •»-,iiin there had been a meeting of the trustees on Tuesday, he had not heard that the new appointments bad been made. Sheppard Gandy is the president of the hospital trustees. An effort was T.;ide to find him. but ho has recently changed his address, and his present home could not be ascertained. Henry W. Cranr-. the secretary of the hospital, ilo^s not live In this city. ST. LOUIS SITUATIOX UNCHANGED NO CAJtS YET RUN .■.-." NIGHT— AXOTHEI APPEAL TO THE GOVERNOR. St. Louis. June 6.— Negotiations between the street railway strikers and the transit company were at a siar.dstlil to-day. Sheriff Pohlman now has nearly twelve hundred special deputies under arms. City Counsel Schmurmacher to-<iay delivered an opinion that the Municipal Assembly had the right and power to repeal any franchise or grant made by it since the present city charter went Into effect, pro vidinjj it is a self-evident fact that the holder of the special privilege has neglected to carry out the obligations assumed. Bills are pending in both branches of the Municipal Assembly to re voke the transit company's charter for failure to run curs according- to schedule. . .• r police pro but not a wn run over the transit company's r I .mlnent St. Louie b - efl •"•• Qovernor i for the »c, It la said, of urging turn SPECIAL MOUNTAIN TRAIN PUT ON. Lackawanna Railroad's special mountain train leaves every Saturday after June lv at 12:45 p. m. Arrives Monday morning before business hours.— Advt. -!. Round trip by Day ILOO Rr-tiirr; by ral -a 7th Retimenu Next Batu -Advt. NEW- YORK. THURSDAY. JUNE 7. 1900. -FOURTEEN PAfliß- L -,y*^.. GRAVE CRISIS IN CHINA. INSTRUCTIONS SEXT TO CON GER AND KEMPFF. WHILE AUTHORIZED TO MEET ANT BMBSGENCY THEY ARE NOT TO TAKE PART IN CONCERTED ACTION BY THE POWERS. [dt teleorafh to the tribune.] Washington, June 6. — Cable dispatches to Min ister Conger and Admiral Kempff by the Presi dent's direction to-day gave them ample au thority to meet any Immediate contingency likely to occur in the Chinese crisis, while con fining their actions closely to lines laid down In general American diplomatic Instructions and naval regulations, which discountenance the probable Involving of the United States in com- binatlons among Pow< 1 rference with af " ■•• • ' ' s has no direct ■ er the Minister nor the Admiral n taking- part in any so-called •*.' and under no conceivable condition anded by the Admiral be under the orders than an officer of the ~- ' .-■ Bay 1 Us] ntch to Mr. ese limits, authorizes him to call for such protection as wf.l in sure his ow md that of the Legation, as well as the security of ail American citizens ' Ar.M7-.Ai. LOUTS KEMPFF. and property, to the extent of the naval force available. On other r.t:itters. not 'ie-rr.^rl of such extreme urgency, Mr. Conger will continue to keep the State Department thoroughly in:" and in his representations to the Tsung-li-Ya men will be guided by specific instructions from Washington. MAINTAINING AMERICAN POLICY. The State Department promises that there c no departure in the present instance from the uniform practice rt the United States in safeguarding its own irit^r^sts in a long series of similar Chinese disturbances against for eigners. "While the course taken to that end by the representativ-a of this country would prob ably always be found - ag parallel lines, and simultaneous':.- in most instances with those countries v ■ arts were practically iden tical with thos.- 'nited States, even to the extent of virtual co-operation at times, the iitstrun - -■ of this country would never theless continue indept-nri'Tt and responsible solely to Washington. It was pointed out that up to the present moment, so far as the "Boxer" movement was under I . very I v. • r that agreed to the open door pledge pro poEed by Secretary Hay was actuated by pre cisely the same interests — those of prot their citizens and pr md of preserving the in: - mplre. If further develop ments disclose a m to take advan tage of the weakness of the Peking G ment and seize territory, the United States will probably be found opposing it. ADMIRAL KEMPFF TO BE REINFORCED. Secretary Long UspaJ b -day to Admiral Kempff was complementary to that sen: Esep in accord with the ■ him at an times and to .3 force a: . He was also dire ... upon Admiral Remey, his immediate superior .-.ffk-er. for what reinforcemei ' ' h*d done so. and was instructed to keep ••• ■ " wlthoui ■ ■ nomy cus tomarily enjoined Bpon officers In Asiatic waters regardirir cable dispatches. A mi also sen Unira I 'Z ' ne prompt dispatch of a light draught gunboat, prefer:. Helena, I ■ Tlen-Tsin, and the transfer of one of the two marine bat! from Cm I ■ anpfTs command. The i as designed especially to meet the peeulia - ■ water and high banks of the I md other Chinese - at anee for Tier.- : BBC |j . the south of Luzon, when Admir . will he compelled to send some of the smaller gunboats For transporting the battalion of marines sev eral naval vessels are available, and recourse an Army transport. In any event, neither the H-:fna nor the battalion can before the nr?t of next weak, - b«ing o hundred miles. or greater that in Boston to New- Orleans. POSSIBLE NEED OF BRITISH TROOPS. As Indicating the importance attached to the crisis In China by State Department officials, the armistice requested by General Buller at La ing V Nek is attributed to orderß from Lon don Intended to save his forces from further execution, as they may be n*eded immediately in the Far East. This Is perhaps mere specu lation, but It is ingeniously shown that these troops, within a day's ride from Durban, where fast transports could be quickly loaded, are the nearest seasoned English forces to China, and if British soldiers are required at Tien-Tain they would naturally be drawn first from this point. A BATTLE NEAR PEKING. Shanghai, June »s.— The Boldiera dispatched to attack the Boxers" have fought an engage- EIGHTY-FIVE CLUBS Are within from two to fifteen minutes of the New- York Central's Grand Central Station. New-York. No wonder club men tra-v«a an the New- York Cen tral.—Ad vi. mem near Peking:. Many w»re killed on both sides. Violent dissensions are reported fea exist be tween the Chinese commander in chief of the forces, Junj?-lu. and Prince Chingr-Tuan, who, in accordance -with the wishes of the Dowager Empress, is strongly supporting the cause of the "Boxers." The mobs who murdered the English mission aries. Robinson and N'irnian. haw =mc» muti lated and disemboweled the bodies. The station at Yan-T'.ng. three miles from Peking, has been burned The British Minister. Sir Claude Macdonald. is reported to be ill. SITTATIOX G/?OTT> XVORFIE. MEETINGS OF FOREIGN MINISTERS— EDICT TO SUPPRESS REBEL RISING? Peking. June 6.— The situation is growing steadily worse. Events mov» with such rapidity, and affairs, owing to the excitement of the natives, are so critical, that the foreign Ministers hold frequent meetings. They feel the ne»d of nand for action, without a per petual reference to the home Governments. Sir Claude Maedonald. the British Minister, is telegraphing for seventy-live mor° marines. Native employes who have tetuined from T"ai say they left the "Boxers"' openly drilling in th» adjacent village. A strong Imperial *diet. Issued This »v«>ning. censures the "cowardllneaa of the Imperial troops " and orders the Viceroy of P»-Chi-Li and ■ ienera] Jung- Lv immediately to suppress the "Boxers." The foreign Ministers at to-day's meeting dis cussed the question of a special audience of the Empress Dowager, but no decision was reached. MASSACRES OF FOREIGNERS. FIVE KILLED AT FAO-TING-FU— TIEN-TSIN'3 SAFETY ASSURED. Tlen-Tsin. June G. — The Chinese servant of a Belgian engineer, who left Pao-Ting-Fu two days after the Belgians saw five foreign and two Chinese dead bodies in the Grand Canal, one being the body of a foreign woman. A "Boxer" placard threatens the extermina tion of the foreigners, here on June 10. It is rumored that the "Boxers" and Catho lic Christians fought at Tung-Hu on Tuesday. three Christians being killed. Her Majesty's Ship Barfleur has arrived, and the Terrible is expected. One hundred and thirty-one British. "1 Ger man, 50 French and 45 Italian marines hay» : here. These reinforcements md°- Tsin secure RUSSIA AND JAPAN AT ODDS. FEARS OF CONFLICT IF FORMER COUNTRY LANDS MOBS TROOPS. Shanghai. June G. — In consequence of the rep resentations of Japan, the landing of Russian force at Taku :s said to have been stopped. It is believed here that should Russia persist in sending such a preponderance of mili tary to the front a collision with Japan w evitabiy result. . v. arming reports are current here of the hur ried completion of the mobilization of the Jap anese fleet. The Russian Minister at Peking. 2£. de Giere, has made another attempt to Induce the Chi nese For-igr Office formally to request Russian assistance to restore order, but the offer has not yet been accepted. FOREIGNERS LEAVING PEKING. London, June 6, D:l3 p. m. — A dispatch from Shanghai, dated June 6. says the members of the majority of the legation* at Peking, lnclud :r.-: ;he members of the British Legation, are i> .ding t-heir families away. It is also said that Be era] prominent Chinese residents are leaving the city. There is en unconfirmed report that two Rus sian engineers have been murdered at Yu-Chau- Fu, northwest of Port Arthur, after their wives had been outraged. The total damage done to the Chinese rail roads by the Boxers" is now estimated at 55.000.0u0. THE "BOXER ORGAXIZATION." Ixmdon. June o. — The Rev. Mr. Sowerby, who has worked for twenty years in China and who has just reached London from Pao-T;ng--Fu, said to-day: The "Boxers" are the scum of the population. They have no uniform organization, nor any of ficial leaders. Formerly thjey carried broad swords, but now they have well managed mod ern weapons, undoubtedly supplied by the Im perial family. Before drilling' they throw themselves on the trr :und. work themselves into a frenzy, and then believe themselves invulnerable. The Em press Dowager has fostered an otherwise vmm ; 'riant movement because of the wholesale de sertions from her army under General T.ir.g, the Imperial troops believing that war with some foreign Power is imminent. The Empress Dowager, who becomes more in tenseiy anti-foreign as time passes, has been greatly annoyed by the work of the Germans in Kiao-Chau. She desires to use for ■ the reform movement, and is ready to defy the European Powers. If the "Boxer 3" ar^ permitted to invade Peking the result will probably be dis astrous to foreign missions, which are isolated and spread over a large area. MISSIONARIES' FRIENDS ALARMED. PRESSING THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO ADOPT A MORE AGGRESSIVE POLICY Washington, June fl. — The friends of American missionaries in the disturbed zone of China are becoming alarmed, and the State Department is beginning to feel the pressure of their efforts to adopt an aggressive policy. Tr -day inquiries v>ere made as to the reason for the passive at - of the United States naval forces in Chinese waters while the Russians ar" reported to have promptly sent out military expeditions 2rom Peking for the rescue of Russian. French and Belgian subjects, whose sarety was . • dized. It was argued that the Ur. mannes should likewise have been dispatched to the assistance of the American missionaries ar Pao-Ting-Fu. The only possible answer the Department could make was that Minister Conger, being on the scene, was better prepared than any one here to adopt relief measures, for which he had already received the sanction of the Department in the shape of a general authorization to pro tect American interests, which, of course, meant American lives among other things. It also was questioned whether the small force of marines at the Minister's command could be used to make a march through a hostile coun try and away from Its base. In that case the United States Legation, the only refuge in case of an outbreak in Peking, would be unsafe for American refugees as well as for the United Statea Minister himself for the lack of a suitable guard. Meanwhile the developments are being closely watched, and If the next phase should be still worse it is probable that in addition to the Helena at least one more warship, possibly the Princeton, with a full battalion of marines, will be ordered up the Pel-Ho River to Tien-Tsin. So far the proposition to call on General Mac- Arthur for troops to make up a landing party has not been suggested to the War Department, and it is not expected that such a step will be taken except as a last resort, for It is felt thai It would mark an entanglement of the United States in the European designs respecting China from which It would be difficult or Impossible to secure release. ONLY -3 hours TO ST. LOXHa NO EXTRA fare. Pennsylvania Limited. Leaves New-York every morning.— Advt. DEADLOCK IN CONGRESS PLANS FOR ADJOURNMENT SMASHED. THE HOUSE REPUDIATES THE AGREE- | MENT OF ITS CONFERREES ON THE NAVAL BILL — BITTER FIGHT OVER SURVEYS. [BY TELEGIIAPn TO THE TRIBUNE.] Washington. June •>. — All plans made by the mar.a?":"! in the two branches for the final ad- | journment of Congress before midnight to-night ; went to smash at 10 o'clock this evening when the House of Representatives, under Mr. Can- | non's leadership. repudiated the agreement on j the Naval Appropriation bill signed by Its con- j ferrees. and relieved them of further service j as its legislative agents. This unusual action ; was the culmination of a bitter rivalry of long standing between the committees on Naval AX- 1 fairs and Appropriations, which have clashed | time and again over the point at issue — the ex- j tension of the Naval Hydro.grapb.ic Bureau's i functions, yielded to the Senate by the Naval committee conferrees representing the popular branch. Mr. Cannon, with the backing of the Committee on Appropriations, had secured a vote of instructions, committing the conferrees j to insistence on the demand of the House that ocean surveys hn intrusted exclusively hereafter j to the Coast and Geodetic Survey of the Treas ury Department. When the three agents of the ; House — Messrs. Foss, Dayton and Cumminga — j in return for important concessions made by the Senate yielded the point so earnestly contended for by Mr. Cannon, that indignant leader started a parliamentary warfare which, after a heated and excited debate, led to the rejection of the : conferrees's work, and the transfer of further ; control of the dispute with the Senate from the . Naval Committee to the Committee on Appro priations. After the decisive rebuke administered to the Naval Committee leaders, their further sen-ices j as conferrees were an impossibility, and the j Speaker, following parliamentary- custom in : such cases, appointed Mr. Cannon himself, Mr. : Moody and Mr. Shafroth, of Colorado, to take j charge of the interests of the House in further ! negotiations. This sudden change of agents on ' __ part of the House made a final agreement too distant to warrant either branch remaining ; in session any longer to-night, and on Mr. Payne's motion the House at ence ordered a re- 1 cess till to-morrow at 10 o'clock. It is not at all i certain that in the present state of feelins in j the House an agreement on the Naval bill can j be reached within the next twenty-four hours; i but the more sanguine managers at the Capitol | still expect to adjourn the session before mid- I night of June 7. SENATE YIELDS ON ARMOR PLATE. The upset in the House came at the close of a lons day's traa - to harmonize the differ ences of the two branches over the Naval Ap- ; propriation bill, and at a time when an adjust- ; ment seemed practically in sight. The vital j question at issue -was the surrender or retention of the price limit en armor plate set-by San ate, and on this point the House, by judicious j persistence, won a decisive victory. That the j Senate would yield its demand that the Govern- : ment pay a maximum price of $443 a ton was ; indeed foreshadowed by the very conditions of j the deadlock. So determined was the purpose of the popular i branch that the development of the Navy should j not be checked by squabbles over the cost per ton of urgently needed armor, and so narrow was the margin in the Senate by which i positive j price limit had been Inserted and maintained in , the Appropriation bill, that a compromise con- ; ferrlng on the Secretary of the Navy a reason- j able latitude In the execution of the necessary '• armor contracts was the only logical outcome [ of the contest In conference. The advocates of : a Government armor plant were not prepared to yield without a protest, and as usual their opposition was prolonged and violent, rebate on the expediency of yielding? ran for several j hours without any sign on the opposition' 3 part j of submitting gracefully to the inevitable. To i enable the Senate to put itself on record as favoring a grant of discretionary power to the Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Penrose, of Penn sylvania, had offered this resolution: That the Secretary of the Navy 13 here au thorized to procure by contract armor oi the best quality for any or all vessels above referred to. provided such contracts can be made at a price which, in his judgment, is reasonable and equitable, but in case he is unable to make con tracts for armor under the abo\e conditions he : is hereby authorized and directed to procure a site for and to erect thereon a factory for the manufacture of armor, and the sum of $4,000. 000 is hereby appropriated toward the erection of said factory. From 10:30 a. m. until nearly 3 p. m. the ele ments in the Senate which have opposed any further armor purchases except at prices which had repelled and would probably continue to repel all bidders continued their efforts to hold the upper house firm to the limitation previously put on the power of the Secretary to enter into armor contracts. When a test vote was finally permitted, about 3 o'clock. Mr. Penrose's propo sition was adopted by a vote of 31) to 5, and the Senate conferrees were frankly authorized to yield the cost limit, which had bee) the vital obstacle to any earlier agreement CANNON IN FIGHTING GARB. With the Senate making this sweeping conces- ] sion. it was only natural to expect the repre- ■ sectatives of the House to yield the other minor points In dispute, and no cne was surprised when the conferrees reported .an agreement which involved an acceptance by the House of ; the Senate's oc»an survey and raval cadetshlp amendments! The hitch came, however, in the House, which, under the stimulus of Mr. Can- , non's stirring oratory, refused to see the equity cf the bargain struck in conference. The I'.ll- : noia statesman took off his collar and necktie and m his characteristic manner challenged the conferrees to sustain what he denominated their unjustified surrender. Much sympathy was felt with Mr. Foss. "who. with his parliamentary Inexperience, was called on to meet the assaults \ of a fighter like the veteran chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and as all the mem bers of that powerful committee and the *reat majority of the Democrats In the House stood by Mr. Cannon the result of the collision was never doubtful. Mr. Cannon won by majorities | of from forty to fifty on standing counts, and thus assumed himself the full responsibility of conducting the cause of the House in farther conferences. A disagreement on all the amend ments still in dispute was therefore ordered, and the new trio of conferrees were left with a breathing sprll till to-mcrrow morning to pre- ' 3 ! — ■ ■ ; ON HERE: OFF AT ST. LOUIS. Laeliawanna-Wabash luxurious new through car leaves here after June 2 at 10 a. m. daiiy. arriving St Louis ; p. m. next day. Unexcelled meals, at reasonable rate* Unrivalled Bcenery.— Advt. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD 1 S FAST TRAINS ' "■ ■ - to CINCINNATI Leave New- York (West 3d St. Station) at 95& a , m., i»3 and 825 9. m. dally.— Advt. i PRICE TnREE CENTS. pare tor fighting out the survey Issue on the new line the House had so decisively chesen. No other business than the Naval Appropria tion bill remains to be acted on before adjourn ment. CANNON WTSS HIS FIGHT. NAVAL BILL IN THE HANDS OP NEW CONFERREES HOSTILE TO THE SENATE. "Washington. June S.— A handful cf members w«r« on hand when the House reassembled at 3 o'clock. thi3 morning, after being in recess only a few hours. Speaker Henderson went home about 4 a. m.. and was again in the chair at 3 o'clock. evidencing: no sign* of fatigue. Th* conference re port on the General Deftcienev bill, showln* a complete agreement, wm presented and agreed to. The joint resolution expressing gratincatioa over the unveiling of the Lafayette statue in Part* waa arrreed to. Mr. Cannon submitted the conference report on the Sundry Civil bill, showing the Uena covering the claims cf Nevada to b* the only one in* dis pute. Among the important items stricken out were those for a Memorial -_-<-.-.<? ?ot« mac River, for a revenue cutter on the St. Mary's River and a lighthouse vessel for th«» Pacific Cooat. for a branch soldiers' home in Idaho, salary of woman commissioner at the unveiling ■: i-aAy ette's statue in Paris, legation buildings in Corea and Sians and the statue of Rochambeau. Aaac? the important Items retained were those placing under the supervision of the Secretary of taa Treasury the execution of the Chinese Exclusion and Immigration laws, gauging water 3uppiy of cer tain streams. fcuu.wO; providing plans for the en largement of the White House and developing: of surrounding grounds, appropriating ££.000 tor to* South Pass of the Mississippi River and providing for the settlement of Spanish war claims • BBSs from military use and occupation. The M:ssi3SissL Missouri and Columnta River :teni3 were retained. the Mississippi item for the lower river being reduced to $2.25c>.':m». The provision as to Stale claims was compromised by an amendment that certain Fed eral claims against these States would 'ot be pros ecuted. The Forest Reserve sroviswn was so amended that alien land selections anaii hereafter be made from surveyed lands. Mr. Cannon explained that the Senate had added about J5.000.C«J0 to the original $51,000,000 of taia bill, and that by t.ila report tire Senate yielded about CO»,oi»> and the House Jt.OuO.OOO. The conference report was agreed to. and ■ ua one item still open appropriates &iCOu) for claUsa of Nevada. Mr. Newiands. of Nevada, moved thai the House concur with the Senate amendment. T&» motion was lost — 15 to 97. The House further in sisted on the amendment and the bill was seat back to- conference. As the day wore an ther? were some amusing Incidents, Mr. Corlis3 secured recognition and asked unanimous consent for tae consideration of ~ ~l_;_ Kill Mr. Bramwell said he would not object, duo te protested U at the Speaker declined to recog nize him for the consideration of a claim billjOn tha ground that claims, under the rules, had their day ia court. "The gentleman is correct." replied the Speaker. •'The Chair was not aware that tne gentleman from Michigan intended to call \ix> a claim. The Chair will himself object. All members rsust be treated ali_e." Mr. Greene asked unanimous consent to ■■•--■ a till to establish a "lobster hatchery" In Maine. The mention of the object of the bill created much merriment. "Until we can have the Csur d'Aiena testimony primed," observed Mr. Lents, "'we will have to deprive ouraelvw cf ioCstera. I object."* At !£:£> a recess ...» taken until 1 o'clock. LENTZ ELOCIC3 PPJVATE EILL&. ■When the House reeeuvctted a aundred cr mure members with private biUa were fcuatiins aoout :rring to secure reco§-s!t!on. but Mr. L*ntz had --- clared that he would object to unanimous consent for anything until an ordsr was made to permit the printing of the Caz'iz d'Aiene testimony. All members were referred to him. cut none could persuade him ta yield. He took the position tiat his personal rights were being invaded by the re fu-sal of the majority to allow the printing of tiia testimony. Figuratively he had the Bsasa by tild throat. After waiting fifteen minutta and neither or tie remaining conference reports being ready, a recess. was taken until 1:45 o'clock. Whan the House reconvened Mr. Le=ts withdrew his objection against several biUa of minor Im portance. The most important was a Senate bill to preserve the rights cf women who cuirlit ■■■"« after taking up homesteads under th* Homestead law. At 2 o'clock there was another recess for half an hour. When the House reconvened a bill was nasaed to establish a flah culture station in West Vir ginia. Mr. Johnston asked unanimous consent for tna consideration of Uiia Dill, and Mr. Lenta dM net object, bu: the ozz3 wts: down aa soon as Mr. Cushxnan. a .Republican, from Washington, pre ferred a request, and the Kouda again assM Si a stands tilL •'Until there is acme further explanation why t-o Cceur d'Aiene testimony is not printed." annaunc«»i Mr. Lentz, "1 object." Another recess was then ordered until 3 o'clock. When the House reconvened Mr. Lenta KtUl blocked the path cf aU private WHa. The realisa tion cf Mr. McFhcrson. of lowa, who has been ap pointed United Scares District Judge, was laid be fore the House, and Mr. Hedge, cf lowa, was *»" pointed a member of the Committed on PostcCcea and Postroiuis :n h;s stead. Mr. Dclliver asked unanissoua consent to consider a bill to incorporate :iia Supreme Lodge cf ... Knights of Pythias. "Inasmuch as I am a mem ber of the order." said iir. Lestz. "cmd ir.nsTnucn as it has lodges in the Occur d'Alesc district. I vrQX not object." .... The tsi^ was passed. Another small bill, ciiered by Mr. Benzoa. tm passed. Then t-«j friends of the il_:n» Lcbster Hatchery oil: Uu-uced Mr. Fitzgerald, a. Miibbb chusetta Democrat, to otfer it. Mr. Lentz did cot object, bui Mr. Cusiman did. in retaliation ror the Democratic objection to his b-'L TES NAVAL BILL COMES CP. At 4 o'clock the Houst» again insisted •■■ Its disagreement to the Senate amendments to tno Naval bill relating to ocean and lake surveys and the abolition of the sea course for naval cadeta. Mr. Foss then called the a;tentioa of the Houa« to the fact tnat the Sena:.* after a protracted struggle had practically agreed to tie Hauae pro vision relative to ajs.sr piate. (Appiause.) Tna only change was a change of verbiage, making it mandatory upon the Secretary of the Navy to erect an armor p;ate factory is ciSc lie cannot contrast for armor piate at a "reasosaale and equitable" prick "Is not this a complete change in the policy of the Government, tasisjj the limit off the price of armor plate?" asked Mr. Kiichin. "No limit was ever placed on the price of armor."* replied Mr. Foss, "until 1337. Owing to tie action of Comjresa for several years the iwsstruetion of ships has been tied up. The Navai Ccaamittee tnia y^ttr were in favor of ships r.ot on i«ipcr but upon the seaa. Thi^ provision will deas. such far t*i-» upbuilding of the American Navy." v.Applause.> Mr. Kitchin assailed the proposition to give ta« Secretary of the Navy carte blanche to what pries he pleased for armor plate, Mr. Cunuaiai's made an earnest *peech in sup port of the proposition. Mr. Foss n»oved that the House concur In rii* Senate amendment. The siaticn prevailed— to S6. The bill was then sent back to conference. Th* House took a recess until S p. m. CANNONS STATEMENT SHUT OUT. the rious* reconvened at - o'clock. Mr. Ciinr.on. chairman of the Appropriations Committee, attempted to make a statement relative to appro priations for this Congresa. but Mr. Lents later posed an objection. He was as obdurate as he had be^n all day. refusing his consent ualesa the Cesar d'Aiene testimony was ordered printed. A moment later, wtien ihe Senate resolution to permit for <tgn exhibitor.* at the buffalo Exposition to bring NO extra PARE ON PENNSYLVANIA r.i-^- ITED TO ST. LOUld. 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