THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
VOL. XXXVII., NO. |72.
Store Open Until Nine o'Clock Tonight.
The fellow who complains that hi* wife can't make such eon-% as his
mother used to make should give his wife a chance to make BETTER by
providing out best Mocha and Java flavor that surpasses that of any else
where 50-cent grade. Our price, 40 cents per pound.
ANOTHER (HOKE SHIPMENT Of BUTTER
EXTRA CHOICE QUALITY CREAMERY, rm a
OUR BEST "GILT EDGE" CREAMERY, a.
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A ;) Quicksilver quietly and perfectly amal
\ a- v gamatea with It after the amalagamator
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Cell and See It Demonstrate*
Stewart & Holmes Drug Co.,
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HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND BAR OUTFITS.
Everything needed for outfitting Hotels, Restaurants and Saloons—w« are
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Also Puritan Hlue-Klome Oil Stores In all tha various slsea.
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MAY 5.
I Pffi 10
Goes Through the Senate
After Three Hours Debate.
MILES WILL BE PROMOTED
The Proposed Law Raiaes His
Bank to Lientenant-General.
Oorbln Also Will Major Gen
eral If tkt House Passes the Bill,
and Provision Is Mad* for Getting:
Rid of Effaa by Placing Bias on
the Betlred Ust-Thasfes Made In
Fntnre Appointments te the Its!
—After the Present Inrnmbents ef
Positions Retire Appointments
Are te Be Temporary Details.
WASHINGTON, May 4.—Today's session
of the senate was rendered especially
notable by the passage, oft or a debate
lasting only three houra, of the army re
organisation bill. In military circles the
measure 1a regarded as one of the moat
important of the present session. It prac
tically revolutionises the presont staff ar
rangeraenta of the army. It proyuaea to
change the present syatMi Of permanent
appointments In cartatn staff corps to one
of detail by a gradual proces* as the offi
cers In tlioee corps go out of active serv
ice. As vacancies occur In the department
of the adjutant general, the inspector gen
eral, quartermaster general and commis
sary general they are to be filled by do
tails from the line, the details to be tem
porary and not to exceed four years.
The new system is not applied to the
corps of engineers, medical department,
pav department or judge advocate gen
eral's department. The bill discontinues
the regimental organization for the artil
lery and establishes an artillery corps ot
two branches, vis.: 120 batteries of coast
artillery and IS batteries of Held artillery,
with a total of 17,448 men.
It provides for an increase of 100 In the
corps of cadets at West Point, two at
large from each state and ten more to the
present number of twenty from the United
btates at large. The rank of the com
manding general of the army is raised to
that of lieutenant general, and that of the
adjutant general to major general, the
latter being during the Incumbency of the
present adjutant general. Gen. Corbln.
The president Is empowered to place on
the retired list any officer who has been
suspended from duty by sentence of
court-martial or by legislative order. In
mitigation of such sentence, for a period
extending to or within one year of the
time of his compulsory retirement for nge.
This Is well understood to apply to Com
missary General Ragan.
An amendment creating a veterinary
cerpa for the army, consisting of a colonel
and thirty-flve other commissioned offi
cers, was attached to tha bill after a
spirited debate, the amendment being
adopted by a vote of 25 to 23.
The fortifications appropriation bill, car
rying about rr.SOO.OOO. was passed.
PoatolHre Hill Heporled.
Wolcott reported the postofllc* bill, and
gave notice that he would call It up for
consideration May 16.
Teller'* R*rr Resolution.
Teller gave notice that he would call up
hi* resolution expressing sympathy with
the Boer* after routine tomorrow
The bill to establish a branch aoldtara'
homo at Denver passed.
Amendment* ot Array BUI.
Proctor called up the army reorganlxa
tlon bill. One provision of the bill In
crease* the rank of Oen. Miles to lieutenant
general and Oen. Corbin to major gen
eral. After one or two Amendments to
the phraseology of the bill had been made,
Tillman moved that th» fifteenth section ba
amended so as to read as follows:
"That the senior major general com
manding the army shall have the rank,
pay and allowances of a lieutenant gen
eral, and his personal staff have the rank,
pay and allowance, authorize! for til*
staff of a lieutenant general."
The amendment proposed by Tillman
had the effect of striking out the provi
sion making the section apply only to Oen.
Miles, the present commanding Hi -r of
the army. It was agreed to.
llerry moved to vtrika out the section as
amended. He did not think my good
could be «til served by Ir reason* l ie ra:,A
of the commander of the army.
■lale objects to High Rank.
Rate al«o objected to the Increase of
rank an I designated what he said was a
tendency to Increase the strength of the
Snwell pointed out that the Confederacy
had nineteen lieutenant generals and etcht
full general* He pafci a handsome t-tbut*to
Oen. Miles He said that In any Euro,*an
army of 100.000 men the present strength
approximately of the t.'nltsd Stats* array -
there would be two lieutenant generals and
one full general. Hi*tory„he said* would
look upon the Increase of our army from
3v,0t0 to In thirty day* as one of
the greatest of military achlei emonu le
little credit was given the orgamaai. on
which enabled thi* result to be accom
Lc.ige had read a letter from Maj. Gen
W S. Hancock. warmly inalsing Gen
Teller thought the propoeed rai.k ou*tu
to be filv ca to ua oonwnacdor of the army
In the course of a tribute to Oen. Mi lew
he aaid that if the general had been railed
Into the councils a* he ahould have been,
during the recent war, soroe difficulties
on ftigc Two.
SANDON, B. C„ SWEPT
OUT OF EXISTENCE.
Plre Deatroyß Wearly Kvery Hnfldinar
In Town nnd Twrhr Hundred
BPOKAXB. May 4—A special to the
Stpokesman-Revlew from Kaslo, B. C.,
Sandon, the second mining town in im
portance In the Slocan, has been com
pletely destroyed by Are and nearly all
Its 1,300 people are bomelf>«* anfl ruined.
Kaslo in twenty-eight mile* from San don,
but aboiit midnight large clouds of smoke
camo rolling over tills town from San
don. At once word went out that Sandon
was destroyed, but no news could be had
from the desolate town, as all wires had
At 4 p. m. a train came in from Sandon
bringing a number of those who lost all
their property. They reported that the
total lostfi wan between snoo,ooo and $1,000,-
000, while the insurance could only have
been about *25,000.
Fire Started Near Mldnlaht.
"Hie alarm was sounded shortly after
midnight, and quickly the streets were
filled with hundreds of men and women.
The flames started between Spencer's hall
and Brown's store. Two streams seemed
to hold the flames In ihedc for a while,
then one stream (rave out and the flames
spread rapidly. After that It was only
a matter of the fire burning Itself out.
The JUners' hospital and a drug store
were blown up In the effort to stop the
flames. By this time, all the lower part
of town. Including the tenderloin and
many business places, were gone. Then
the firemen blew up the Echo hotel, one
of the finest buildings In the Kootenay
country, the Canadian Pacific railroad
station and other buildings in order to
save the valuable stores of H. Oelgerlch
and H. Byers & Co. This was accom
plished. Half a dozen other buildings at
the extreme ends of the town were saved.
Including ttio alsatiio prwer house. The
rest of the town was drawn Into the
maelstrom of flames.
Relief measures were taken quickly.
The officials of Sandon donated l<VX> and
mining mem there contributed J3.000. Kaslo
raised *I,BOO and sent up a special train
with large supplies of food, tenta and
clothing. More relief la needed.
BELLOWS GETS THE PLACE.
Clarke Cennty Representative la
Named for Consnl General at
Special Dispatch to the Post-Intelllgancer.
VANCOUVER. Wash., May 4—Repre
sentative Bellows today received notlfica-
E. C. BEL,IX)WB.
tlon from S nator Foster that hi* name
WHS presented to the senate as consul gen
eral to Yokohama.
Mr. Bellows has received a large num
ber of congratulatory telegrams from dif
ferent parts of the state. Ho expects t»
leave for Washington within a short
TRANSPACIFIC FREItiHT RATKft.
California A Oriental tiiven Same
Terms as Japanese IJne.
BAN FRANCISCO. May 4.—At today's
session of the transpacific conference It
was decided that the proposition to pool
and divide the Incoming freight tonnage
from the Orient was Inadvisable. It was
decided not to disturb the present rate of
S6 on 100 pounds of silk. Hitherto the
I Nippon Yusen Kaisha, which Is the ocean
connection of the Great Northern railway,
has been permitted to charge M cents less
than the other companies >n the 100
pound* of silk, the rate being M. Early In
the conference Vice President Morton, of
the Santa Fe, demanded the same rate*
as those enjoyed by the Japanese line
for the California & Oriental Steamship
Company, the ocean connection of hi*
road. He declared that the Santa Fe was
willing to maintain equal rates, but If
the Nippon Yuscn Kaisha was allowed a
differential his company should be given
the same privilege. After long delibera
tion the officials decided to put the Nip
pon Yusen Kaisha and the California &
Oriental on an equal footing.
This concludes the business of the ses
sion. The various steamship companies,
with their rail connections, now expect to
reap a big harvest from the expanding
trade of the Orient, as they will not be
hampered by disastrous rate cutting. Th*
rates as formulated are greater than those
at present in force, and are practically
those of two years ago Pasj-enger rates
have been considered quit* at length, but
their final disposition wtu be intruded to
the local agent* of the steamship lines.
The first meeting will be held tomorrow
by the agents. They are now discussing
steerage ratea which, it Is claimed, ar*
considerably lower from the Orient to
Puget sound ports than to this city. Tha
companies with terminals at this city are
trying to get concessions from the Puget
sound lines that will | t them on a mors
even footing in securing steerage busi
R. Kondo. president of the Nippon Yu
sen Kaisha, and one of the wealthiest
merchant princes of Japan, arrived from
Yokohama on the steamship Coptic. It
is stated that he has come to look over
the situation here with a view to ex
tending tilt- business of his line to this
m i HI
Warmly Greeted by His
EMBRACED AND KISSED.
City Brilliantly Decorated in
Honor of the Occasion.
The Visiting Emperor Appears la
the Cnlform of an Ollleer of the
Prussian Foot Cinards. While Wll
helm Assnmes the Gorgeons Vnl
form of an Anstrlaa Field Mar
shal, That Rank HaTlsi Been
Conferred I'pon lllm by the Visit-
In* *OTerel*n—lmmense Throne
of People Assemble on Arrival.
BERLIN, May 4.—Emperor Francis
Joseph of Austria has appointed Emperor
William field marshal general of the Aus
The standard of the emperor of Austria
waves from the royal palace In Berlin this
afternoon, signifying that the ruler of tho
dual monarchy has taken up his residence
Emperor Francis Joseph reached Pots
dam station punctually at 10 a- m. Hl«
majesty's reception waa strictly according
City Brilliantly Decorated.
The weather wns Ideally sprlngllks. *n>e
whole city wns In festal garb. the verdure
of the tiws and shrubs contrasting grace
fully with tho vivid colors of the flans,
bunting and garlands strung from pillar
to pillar. The climax of decorative art
wns naturally reached on the route from
the depot through Hellevue stras«e when
Knuonstlorhelm showed a splendid ooliis
sal bust: thenco to Siege Allee, which
evoked the keen Interest of the Austrian
omperor, who closely questioned Kmperor
William who was sitting by his side, re
garding the podnts of Interest; thence to
the Brandenburg gate and the Paiiser
Plat*. Just behind where a triumphal arch,
seventy-five feet In height and with a
green hack ground enlivened with gilt
laurel leaves and heavy gold cords and
tatwels formed the center of attraction.
The arch wa* flanked on both sides by
tenrers bearing lar*e living laurel trees.
The center of the areh was surmounted by
a handsome draped pavilion. In which a
hand, clad In medieval oostumes. sounded
Inspiriting airs on lung sliver trumpets ns
the emperors •ptuvuihed and played the
Austrian national hymn IU they proceeded
T!ie square fronting th* arch where th*
welcome ceremonies took place was flanked
by two grand stands tilled with wom?n In
the tea vest spring costumes, the epaco he>-
tween tile (fraud stand* being oocupled by
the municipal authorities and other of
ficials. Itehlnd the** were double row* of
oltellsk*. respectively thirty and forty-five
feet high. with manse# of choice flower*,
the obelisk* being connected by garland*,
must* between them bearing Hungarian
and Austrian streamer*. The Brandenburg
gate was richly decorated and presented a
magnificent wpectacle. The house* front
ing title platx were thronged with specta
tor* many of them being armed with
Itoute Crowded With Mahtweer*.
The route, especially TTnter den IJnden.
was crowded from daybreak with eager and
most good-natured sightseer*. There were
no disturbances, the police arrangement*
i being comprehensive In enforcing order
I and preventing dangerou* crowding. Ar
i riving spec tator* after S were exc.uded
I from the route, which was doubly fisnked
from the Siege nllee to the Brandenburg
gate by the Berlin veteran* aaaocUUons.
many gray beiarded men wearing the Iron
croaa The route from the gate to the
! ca.-tie WHS lined with troop*.
Emperor William *..» clad In a gorgeous
Austrian field marshal's uniform of cream
colored coat, scarlet trousers with broad
gold lace, and a black ehapeau with green
feathers, and wore Austrian decoration*.
He drove down Unter den Unden to the
; stath n at 7.40 a. in., accoMiiamled by hi*
, brother. Prince Henry, who wore the uni
form of an Austrian admiral Hl* majesty
was cheered by the crowds ali the way.
i The train bearing Emperor Franc 1* Jo
j soph arrived promptly on time.
The Kmprror* Kmbrsre.
The greeting* between the two emperors
■ were most cordial, the monarch* cmbrac-
I Ing and kissing each other on both cheeka
The Austrian emperor wore the uniform of
'' the Brussian Foot guard* and acros* hi*
breast was a broad orange ribbon with th*
Prussian order of th* Black Eagle Th*
procession passed through, tbe Branden
borg gate in the following order:
Drive Throush the Streets.
A squadron of the Garde du Corp* In
j Mack cuirasses and helmet lipped with
-.\er eagle*, preceding an open carriage
wKh magnificently attired outrider*, in
which sat th* two emperor* flanked by
i aide* d* camp Then followed Prince
Henry and the Prussian crown prince, and
next to them were the younger Prussian
| princes. Then came the generals and state
dignitaries. At the triumphal arch the
| procession halted and Mayor Klrchner de
: llvered a speech of welcome. In which he
; referred to Emperor Francis Joseph as
the "trusty ally of the first three ruler*
I of the newly created German empire,"
and as the venerable prince of peace, who
had ceaselessly, xealously and successful
ly striven to preserve to the nation* of the
j world the bleslugs of peace.
The Austrian emperor replied with a few
j conventional words, anJ the major's
1 fcouUaued oa Two,
ALASKA CODE BILL
IN HOUSE COMMITTEE.
Little ( hariff Expected In General
I.awa, tint Bench Mining Matterm
Will Re niaeneeed.
Special Dispatch to the Post-Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, May 4 -The Alaska bill
has been referred to the committee on re
vision of laws of the house, and Gov.
Brady says it will be pushed along as
rapidly as possible. Thla committee has
been working upon a similar Nil. Intro
duced In the house, ever since the session
began and there will be no need for fur
ther hearings. The subcommittee on ter
ritories, of which Cushman Is a member,
will deal with some features of the bill.
Little change Is expected In the matter
of the civil code, but there will be re
newed discussion regarding <*aps Nome
beach rights. There is not much likeli
hood of the restoration of HansbroMgh's
amendment relative to aliens, but consid
erable probability that control of dredg
ing the ocean bottom, below low water
mark, will not be taken from the secretary
of war. It Is also believed that portion
of Carter's amendment, establishing a sla
ty-foot roadway reserve across mineral
land, or townsltes. will stand.
I'tah Mine Disaster.
Robert Wachorn, special agent of the
treasury department, ordered to the Pa
cific coast to Investigate Japanese Immi
gration, will be delayed In arrival at Se
atttle, having been ordered first to pro
ceed to I'tah and Investigate charges by
Bishop Parmeley that the rnlae dlaaster
in that state was caused by lome Polee
who were contract laborers.
The nomination of E. C. Bellow*, of
Vancouver, consul general to Yokohama,
vice Oowdy, deceased, will be promptly
The Seattle postmaster waa today In
structed to dispatch through registered
mall pouches for Omaha, via Portland, at
4:45 p. m. and pouches fofr Portland and
San Francisco at 10 a. m.
C'apt. George S. Young. Fifty-fifth In
fantry, Is ordered from Fort Wayne to
Vancouver barracks, for duty as quarter
COEUR D'ALENE INQUIRY.
Taking of Testimony Cenelnded A»-
ter Nearly Three Mentha of a
WASHINGTON, M« y 4._Capt H. a.
I<yon, of the army, testified before the
Ooeur rt'Alene Investigation today rela
tive to the protection given by the troop*
to the mining property In the disturbed
district. He saUl hi* orders contemplated
the protection of life and properly, and
particularly to prevent the destruction of
the mine* on Canyon creek, una of thest
mine*, the Tlger-Poorman. was threatened
with flood If the pumpa quit, and aa the
liurke miners' union ordered the men to
quit work, he stated at a meeting of
the union that he would give flva minutes
for the revocation of the order, subse
quently Riving ten. 11a contradicted pre.
vlous witnesses that the Ave minutes was
allowed the pump men with tha threat that
If they dkl not work they would ba put
buck at the point of the bayonet.
The hearing today was at time* quite ex
citing. owing to personal exchanges be
tween members of the committee. Rep
resentative Hay. of Virginia, asserted at
one point that efforts were being mada
by the majority to suppress testimony.
Representative Mondell, of Wyoming, aald
that this assertion Impugned the motives
of the members, and was due to a failure
by tha minority to get answer* they de
liny hotljr retorted. throwing back tha
Insinuation and declaring It waa aa "ab
The frequency of these encounter* mad*
the progress of tha testimony slow. Ca.pt.
I.yon Is the last witness, except those
In rabuttal to clear up minor points.
Tha taking o( testimony closed tonight,
after having continued uninterruptedly
since February I}, a period of nearly
three months. Capt. I.yon closed the tes
timony for the defense, and. after hear
ing some rebuttal evidence, both sides
rented and the committee excused all wit
nesses. On Monday tha arguments of
counsel will begin, probably concluding
OTIS STARTS HOME TODAY.
la Nuallft Wold 4rna tn tht
MANIIeA, May 4.-Tht T'nlt#<l Btates
transport Meade has be«n ordered to he
ready to sail tomorrow. It Is supposed
that MaJ. CJen. Otis, with his personal
■tafT, will then start for the I f nlted Htates.
The Insurgent archives (inscribed by Oen.
Funston Include papers Implicating promi
nent foreign firm* at Manila In unlawful
dealing* It Is reported that evidence has
been obtained that some of them furnished
munitions of war to the reb»la, and It ta
also said that the American authorities are
In possession from this source of a de
lulled plan for at tacking the American
forces, written by Agulasldo. In the Taga
log language. January )K», and trans
lated Into Spanish.
OTIS KKL.IKVKf> 91% ARTHIH.
The letter low In (nmmiHl of
%rmy In Philippine a.
WASHINGTON. May 4.~1 n accord
ance with Gen. Otis' request to bn al
lowed to return to the Y'nlted fit a tea.
the war department today Issued or
ders to relieve him. to takn effect to*
morrow, the date flied by (Jen. Oils for
his sailing. ,
The orders deelgnate MaJ. Oen. Mac-
Arthur to nnead Gen. Otis In com
mand of the division of .he Philippines.
Brevet MaJ. Oen. VVheatoo Is designated
to succeed teen. Max Arthur ss com
mander of the department of Southern
Ship Mary tirt s o« the Kheal.
bOt'REKZO MARQUEZ, May <-The
American ship William If. Mary. Capt.
Oroth, from Vancouver, before reported
ashore at <"*®ekburn shoal and to whose
aselstance the British warship Forte was
sent, has been floated and has entered tha
Horiax for Oil la l.ewla < oanly.
Bpeclal Dispatch 'o tha Post-Intelllgencer.
'"HKHAJJS. May 4.- A local company
has been formed at Kthel. In this county,
to bore for oil. Some of the parties In
terested came from the Pennsylvania oil
regions, and think they see good Indica
tions of oil. They have a good vela of
jentd la sight.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Is Fifty-Three Miles North
FIGHTING AT BRANDFORT.
Irish-Americans the Onlj Troopi
to Oppose the British.
Th*r Av Believed to H»T«
of Mafeltln* Mfuaraktr Nearer
H«Tll7-H»trr'a Korrf rrouM
tho Vul Wlndeorton, to tk*
WMtmrl, and Brines (k« Rrllrf
Than It Has Ber* for Homo list
—lt !■ Nat Dtllrtrd the Boers Will
Srrlotilr dppoH Roberts !'(•
til KnautU la RtaeM.
IiONDON, May S. 4 OB a. m —The mount
ed Infantry with Ix>rd Roberts, annni
which are the Canadian*, nave picketed
their horte* on the aoutb t-.uik of ths Vet
river, eighteen mllea nortK of llrandfort.
The head of lx>rd Robert* 1 columna has
thus far advanced thirty-two mllea from
Karea aiding In two da?a. or flfty-threo
mllea north of Bloemfontein.
IJttle powder wa* «pent. The ftrtttah
work waa hard marching, the Boera retir
ing out of the reach of the llrltlah ahella.
The correspondent* aitpplement T«ord Rob
erta' plain atatementa with a few details.
Flarht With Irish-Am erloaaa.
As Oen. Mutton, with the First mounted
Infantry brigade, drew near Brandfort ha
saw a khaki-clad body of trnors ahead of
him. Me was surprised, but thought they
must lie the British. Soon, however, they
opened Are upon tha British, who replied
heavily. They were the Irish-American
brigade from I<oun>nao Marquns, and It Is
reported that the Irish lost heavily,
Osftar* of nrsaltart.
Tha Boer flag was flying over Brandfort
a* tha British entered tha town. Raveral
British wounded were found In tha hospi
tal. Tha Boer postmaster nave up tha
keys of tha public buildings to ('apt. Ross.
Lord Kitchener arrived at Brandfort at
noon and 1-ord Roberta at ilusk. Oen.
Kranch's cavalry ar* sweeping tha coun
try northward. Tha expectation la that
the Infantry aitvanea will be continued
Uaiea Unatly Cheered.
Although no prisoners were taken and
although no hot pursuit vu attempted,
the news greatly cheer* I/ondon.
theless II baa not been rwtlvid with tha
rapture that attended the first success*#
of lxird Roberta.
Relief of Naffklng Poaalhla.
Oen. llunter'a crossing tha Vaat at
Wlndsorton brings tha relief of Mafeklng,
IK m! i beyond, almost within a calcula
bla Interval. It la now regarded as quit*
possible that Mafeklng tnay be suouorol
before tha queen's Mrihday.
(its. Itobert*' Rtpert.
The war office this evening Issued tha
following from I,ord Roberts, dated
llrandford, Friday, May 4;
"The mounted Infantry have gone on to
the Vat river. The rest of tha force will
march there tomorrow The railway baa
been repaired to this point.
"Hunter reports the very satisfactory
newa that tha passage of tha Vaal has
been carried at Sviiulsorton without oppo
Meat Itikt at Krwossts*.
It Is hardly expected the Boers will make
much of a stand south of Kromatad.
and possibly not there If Ixinl Itobarta
succeed* In capturing Wlnburg, thus In
terposing between the main federal army
and the Boer forces In the neighborhood
of Tbaba N'Chu and llout nek. In whlclt
case iha latter would be forced to mova
farther to tha eastward. In which direc
tion their mobility would probably enable
them to reach tha Bethlehem and Karri
smith Una of safety.
General Advance V.«|»e^le4.
The central British army Is now In har
mony with the extreme left at Itoahof, un.
fler I>ird Mathuen, and the extreme right
at Klands laagte, under Oen. Duller, so
that tha movements of these wings In co>
operation with the main army may atior'ly
Ilebatea a ftlanPl»oln t ...r at.
The debate In parliament on tha Hpton
kop dispatches proved disappointing to tha
aup(>orters of the government. The min
isterialist papers confess to a '«rtaln
amount of Inconsistency and weakness In
the sta'emetita of the spoke *msn of tha
government. On th« outer hand, as tna
Hiandard points out, tha opposition pro
fees to be well satlrfled with tha debate,
as they believe it has rendered 1.01 1 Una.
downe'e continuance at the war office diffi
Weper.er Is to be garrisoned with •
strong force from Oen. Cbermside a divi
Rumbardmeat at Warreafoa.
WARRENTON. f'ape Colony. May «
Tha British six-Inch wire gun opened un
expectedly on tbe Boer laager yesterday
at a distance c.f seven and one-half miiea,
throwing hundred-pound sheila with won
derful accuracy and <ajslng a hasty re
treait of the burghers The bombardment
continued today at all points by howitsers
and field guns, supported by two com
panies of the Munster regiment. Tha
Boers are being driven from shelter and
their guns being put out of action.
*mltbfleld Is Oeeapled,
AMWAI. NORTH. May 4 Smlihneld
was occupied by Oen. Hart's brlga le. Out
of VJ> Boers In town, twenty-five weia
captured and tbe rest decajnped.
JUuly brand waj* Xuil of Boat
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