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ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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ST. LOUIS. MO.. SATURDAY, MARCH
-- IlK '. I.ools. One Cent.
T?T( ;Tt40Mi!iI m. I.c.ui.. Two Centa.
- A '""' li Tratit. Three Cent.
ROBERTS IS PUSHiHe TOWA!
TO GIVE BACK
THE FREE STATE CAPITAL
House Votes to Return Revenue
Money to Puerto Rico But
the Tax Remains.
He Pitches Gamp at Osfontein, Six
Miles East of Paarde-
Dill Passed at Ihc Instance of the President, to
Whom Absolute Power in Using the
Millions Is Given.
The rtepuUlc I'.a'''ii,
:! Ft i.l l : . i". mla A
"K"a'ilnaton. March 2. Stamicded bv Ci-
ib d of protests against she Puerto Rl nil
tar.lT act. v.ii'ch the Republicans put
through the House tinder whip and -pur
Wednesday, t-irte was a hasty eoniert-nce
of His President's udvrsi r at the While
House nrly this morning. Republican lead
ers of the House were present in addition
to the Cabinet, and the President w? urge.1
"n send to Congress Immediately a tn--'age.
which would ex'ricato his party from th
j.iight in which It had been plic-sl by the
passage of the art.
The President had arranged to leave the
city for a short visit In New York. He was
impressed fullv with the extent of tae ip
uter denunciation of the bill. The mum
le.g's mail had brought an increased vo'
time of proic- from ev.ry section. No
time was lost A short special raes.sage was
prepared, recommending tliat all the reve
nue receipts c .'ecled on imports frctn
Puerto Rico since the Spaniards evacuated
the Mand. amounting to a little over $i
t".O0. should be placed In the PreIdeni'i
hands to bo uf.-d at his discretion for the
benefit of Puerto Rico."
So hurriedly was the message prepared
that in a vague and loo-e manner It wa
a-'ked that this rum. and In addition an
iidt Unite amount to !e collected under ex
isting law. t-houid be turned mi r to the
Provident, the details of expenditure to be
decided u)"on hereafter.
When the House met ni noon the m
sage wits presented, and Immediately chair
ran i.'ancon. who had been at the Whlto
JIouk conference, ai'd was one f the few-
- if . 'Ins -udden back-trad. e-r-fnrman'e.
nm-e and Introduced a bill ap
propriating the amount menti- ncd.
Within two hour ufter the T-ct Ipt of tli
messuae. ra:nn' bill c.as pus -d Its! in
J7. thirt.-e'! IHnwraK t" Populist and
two silver lteyubhear- voting wlili th- I: -publicans
in the athrmative.
I.CHtird Into 1.1 iii. "
When the measure had lieen known many
H-puWit n could not corneal theii gl-?
a: what lhv regard a a shatp and iliVft
coup to cvtrli.aU themselves from the potu
J.T censure heaped upon them -life
AYcdne,d,'iv. Here and there a Republican
looked decidedly sheepi.-h. as if :-ah;ins
fully that he stood it: the Hgtit of leatorlng
stolen property when caught in the a.
Itut the m.-tjorf'y on that si.'e. more ns-sl
to public exhibition of hunibuB and fi!
pretense, grinned with lrtue and --mpa
th'tic K'nerosily for the Puerto RIan. a-4
if they now were to appropriate the amount
they liiivv le"j retrvii! a a tleasant si:r-pr!.-e
The 1'uerto Rlean- have been destitute.
th"ir Industrie paralvzed. their hi.?es ot
teller turnei to the G.nelr.rnent at an
ington more than eight moallis ao. ami
tt they hao re.-eived no con-lderatlon.
When the Republican were drlvii by th
presx Into Ii-si!ation for that ilanu th;
miEcd a tariff wall aeaiust the rummer -ol
itf Atari ing peojiK eifti re?ortlnc to distorting-
In legislative reports Hi" ineatilns
of the -United Slates" in order to carry
out this ii.dl.-y. And after eight months of
worse tiian neglect the demagogues of the
-admlnlt ration -.nd Congress to-day runhed
th.-uugh a l.Toe bill appropriating $l'i
of the peojles- mone witleiut -pe.i!li:alio:i
.is to how it ---ball be expended, a- if the Re
publicans could not re.-train them-ehve an
Instant in tlieh- hip and c.ro for their
ruggltns Puerto RIcan waids.
It wai a part of the Republican plan to
hae Uie measure loosel contn' .ed, in
order to make it lmposibl- for careful
m.mbers to voto for It without amfnd-nents
and thus put them on record s opponents
of Iibcr.t!lt- for Puerto lco. Rut forty
minutes were allowed for debate, twenty
on each side, ivhhh hirdly allowed a mem-lu-r
h-re and there one moment to discuss
the bill or protest against the irregularity
of the methods pursued. The balance oi
the time was consumed in parliamentary
trb-ks to put members on record as "op
posed to relief for the Puerto P.iean."
Ilenimnced 1 I)rnincrt.
The Hemorrats spent the twenty minutes:
allowed them for iMnte to denounce most
ilsorouslv such method of legislation.
Railcy of Texas. Richaidson of Tennessee,
MeRae of Arkansas and other leaders -lo-cl
clearly the humbug of the perform
ance and charged that the Republican ma
jority, when forced to recede from its posi
tion in regard to Puerto Rico, was trying
now- to confuse the question by such rheap
tricks as ncicr before were exhibited In
cither house of Congress.
The passage of this bill by the House
doc- not remove tli" objections to the
rucrto Hlc-in tariff bill now pending before
the Senate. It remains to be seen what
the Senators will do with both bills, but
it Is certain that there will be some lively
debate and important amendments to lmth
before they can go to the Prefident for his
The general condemnation of the I iterto
Rican tariff Is increasing dally. This, morn
ng brought Information of a serious revolt
nn-.nn-: Republicans in Indiana. The. Re
publican clubs in that State are dicu-sins
the sending of anti-McKlnley delegates to
the next convention. The Indiana Repub
licans who voted for the hill have become
convinced that their seats arc in danger,
so great has been the outcry against this
measure. They have tried to helittio the
tevolt. but this morning it was admitted
that some action must be taken at once.
Hence the hurried conference with the Pres
ident before he departed for New York, his
haMy message and the remarkable methods
in appropriating the money of the peorie
lushed through by th House Ri publicans
VW-cn the!.- wotk was done aud time for
KorMderaliou had been afforded, muny
iiitnitcii of the Eiajiri.y party began to
think it woald have been as well to allotv
lcasonablc debate to s-uch a bill and per
mit Us amendment into ptoper form as
an appropriation bill. .They legan to real
ize that l-oople misht see through such a
tian-p4ienl performance, after alL
Objection to the- 1II1I.
Speaking of the measure. Judge I)e
Armund said to The Republic correspond
ent: 1 believe that the menty collected on.
the imports, from Puerto Rico to thU coun
try ougnt to be turn-d over to the Puerto
Klcans. and used for their immediate
niiessltle... The objection to thU bill is
that It turns this money over to ths
President without any direction or control,
leaving it to him to u.ie for any purpose he
najy see fit. The President may use a part
nt It in Ifcc employment of worse, than ure
ltEU c.nrpet-bas olljctris or foi any partisan
purpow tliat may busiest itself, or the
greed of cormorants that hang around the
Government ready to prey upon it may
"The Republicans purposely Incorporated
In the bill provisions which they knew were
ob'ctiiiral-le to the other side, and hpe
t.. make a i;itl i-.:iti.-al capital b foi.it!:
tl-.tir inditieal rpponctits to lote f.ir It. or.
b lotlng aga.nt it. becoin subject to
niisrcpresj r.tation. If the bill re roble-l
if th. features whbli are olijectlomble: If
it rA!tf'Nl for the turnin-r ov r this mnr.ey
thr.uqh ;ho proj r ci:.i...el for the u- of
Hi" Puerto Ricans. there would not have
been a lote in ojirosiiion tti It. It is an at
tempt of the Repuidb-nn 1. ailers to make
isilit'cal capital .ut of the necessities of the
lr 1 t. rt.i Ri.-ans This is acoiuntabU
for v.hateier nt'ltIoii to the bill exists -ipposltlon
to tiie R publican i inns em
plcied and r.ot to the npproprlati"!" iielf."
The Repubiir.ins greett,l n,.. conclusion
of the leading of the President's tnessa;e
with demonstrations of 'uthuia-im.
"1 hop the reiNimmi nd itinii will meet
v.lih fuior on that side of the lien ."
sal! Mr. RUha.-ds.ii. the inlnoiitv le-der
"I'll se If it meet. with faiiir u ttia"
S'.Ie of the House," r torted .Mr. "ai:n..ti
iiarpl. "I'll now aek for iiuanlmoiis .ii
sent for the luiinedia'e consideration (
u bill to carry tile recommendation of that
message into force."
IlclKltc hoked lfT.
The sudd-ni;es uf tiie reucst spreail con
sternation on the pemocratle side. Tnrre
was no time for consultation.
Air. Kiehards-on stood hesiiatlng a mo
ment. "lletter do It at once." aid Mr. Canmm.
"I fore you iwnge joi:r mind."
This shaft raised a laugh. Mr Richard
son slid he would not object, but wanted
to know how mm h time would lie ulbe.-l
for d bate.
Mr. Cannon replied that he hoed there
would l- no di-lati. The bill contained an
exceedingly plain proposition, and needed
no explanation. He finally suggested twer -t
minutes Tor tacli side To this Mr.
Ricli.irds.iu assented, remarking'
"I do not suppose gentlemen on th,
other side ,.at, i ,,f n.- mind longer ib in
forty muiutes. daughter) We agree if it
iill help you out of tin hole."
The bill was then read. It was a fol
lows: "Be it rna-ted. etc. that the sum of $i
(jSj.IoTi, 1 ing the atununt of cutoms ri
tine tecilvi-d on importations ijy the I'nltrd
Statt-s from Puerto Rbo since tiie evacua
tion of Puerto Rico by the j-panl-h forces on
htober Is. lisle,, to January 1. I"!' togetlier
with an further customs revenue collected
on Iii'.Hjrtatbins from Puerto Rico sin. e
Januarj- 1. W), or t.uit sliail hereafter lie
i'illeetel under existing law. shall l piarot
at the dispoaI iT the President, to be use,l
lor the vovrnment and te-ietit of Puerto
Uli u iinill otherwise ptovide.1 bi law; and
tie revenues herein referred to. .tireai.
culletied ynd to be olleet.il under exist
ing law. are herebv appropilated fur th
p-jtposr herein sjhi Ified out of any in..p.
In the Treasury not otherwise appiopii-al-d"
Mr. Cannon said there was nu reason to
muke an extendeil argument in support of
the bill. The btlef tnessaj;,. of the Pre-l-d
lit. he suid. covered all tile IMfillts iie
ai to Ju-tily the pa-FjK,. 0f t). j ;
.ippropti.ttetl all the motley In the Tr.asurx
collected up to January 1. and such mone
as shall be hereafter collected on iinioiis
from Puerto Rico for the le-neilt ,f the
lieople of the island.
Mr. Cannon expl.iimd tlnit the -ue.ir and
tubaeco piled up ! Puerti. Rieo initrolle.1
bv tiie sugar and toba. cj tru-ts. await
ing -hipm.-nt to Uil country, would l
lllpped to the I idle, Slates if tills bill
passed n:sl that every dollar of duty paid
by there trusts would he detoted to the
storm-sr.epl and ..tarvlng people. tRepub
"You hav been sheddhuc; crocodile tears
oier there." he concluded. "Now come up
and vote for thU bill every man of you."
Mr. Italliy of Tefis. replying to Mr. Can
non, evoked a riauid cj.' Iieniueratii up
plaue bv his tirst senteni e. ( . i,n,j
known when the request f,r ini.niiinoiis
consent was submitted that tiie bill placed
at the absolute di-posal of the P.-eldent .
ftiu.Ml now in tiie Tteasury ar.d an indefi
nite sum hereafter to be coUt-cird, he 5alJ.
he would hlm-lf linve taken the r.J.ponl
bihty of objetiin He would nrter c.n
sent. be said, to turn ever p. the discre
tion of one man money n tj-.e Tretsurj of
the I'nileJ Stite. rudoubtedly the people
of Puerto Rico have been subjected tn un
just taxation and there should be an atone,
nieiu. ltut the money yhotild lie returned
bv the direction of Congress, not at the dis
cretion of the President.
ItiKlitliiK a Wrunir.
Mr Retry of Kentucky said that no one
sympathized with the starring eple or
Puerto Rico more than he did. but he U
.Heved there should be a direct appropria
tion from the Trfasii-y. Money should not
be given to them the title to which wa
In doubt, and he wis of the opinion that
every dollar collecied since the ratilla
tlon of the Paris treaty had lieen unlaw
Mr. McRae of Arkansas clccla-cd tliat
the bill was an admission that money ftm!
been unjustly taken from them.
Mr Hell of Colorado said that such a
chapter of iiiconststcnclc that had tl;cu
placo on the Republlr.in side In the !at
f- w weeks never before lud been wit
nessed In the American iViiigre-. At tills
point Mr. liulley attempted to fecure the
corrEtnt cf the othi r elde to an amend
ment limiting the appropriation to the
money In Ite Tteasury and to de,1n. the
punoso for which It should be used, but
Mr. Cannon declined to yield and turned
the floor over to Mr. Urosvenor of Ohio,
who said the Uemocrats had been vastly
more agitate? about luditU-s. ilian the r-tarv-Ing
Puerto Ricans. Tb. burden of their
cries hpd Siee.i that tbe t .xin; ...ver of
the United States wa being tisii , take
money out of the "nxki'ts f tn,. Puerto
Ulcatw for the enrbhrncnt of the Trcusnr
of the I.'nited State?. Now-, the Repub
licans proposed to how theai that the Ad
ministration was the best ifitle guardian
of the people of l'ucrto Rico.
"Why did you not adopt the President's,
recommettdatlon relative to the Puerto RI
can tariff bilIT' shouted a Democrat.
"I kar heard that question TC-J times."
replied Mr. Urenvcnor. "We or- noil
coming to the point where we are In accord
with the administration. We on this s!d
are anxious to sustain th administration.
How do you feci (Republican applute.)
At th!? point Mr. Ralley reiterated his
request that the bill be modified m ns to
limit the appropriation to the money In" the
Treasury atil to nwelfy the purposes for
which It was to !- emplojej. jf thse
mouifieations were made, t-tid he, the w holt
Democratic side would sunort the bill.
"We cannot place curst '.ves In opposition
to the administration." retorted Mr. Gros
icnor, amid Laughter and applause.
Mr Sulzcr of New York said:
"Too President Is a good politician. He
Continued on Page Three.
i 'iff If iiiiV t ffuVvffmBfC-isr Jr" jjry JFmB p
' if I mMLK3S3el JS. s2?m&Z
.l y r.' S.'f
i:i:k:ai)u:i: i.r.Ni:i:.i. i.in:n nrxiM)X.i.n.
As lea l-r ..f l!.illir's catairv. be has shimii lint li- (s--- v great skill and a d.irinx
spirit ISiilii-r'-. br-l . i-sib' .. r. s ill-Tui.e'.i. prt.ir ! tbe stdoa K-.p disaster,
was .jiilx at.ompl'hed eft. r l"t ...iiaid ' ! . I.-.1 a iMisiti.ci en tin. ii..rili bank.
Iirae a. rr.ss he .-.-r:it. d f.:r en Warren i. ti t.m.ird A ion Ib.nies. li. vvlil le
iem.mle'"'d pr.'n ipollv Jmrrvr, for his Inrrepel u.ght ri.'e ! i-ui. -.tuilli MiinC'i
PRESIDENT'S f,lESSAG TO CONGRESS.
Wasliitiuloii. alan-li '!. Tin" l"ris'il".il lo.Iay s,.ni tin- f.-llowiii': ti!i.-.n;i
"Tn tin Seiiaii :itnl llmisi c-f !:.iri'sinljilvis: Simi Hie vactiaiion .if
I'ln-rlo Klcn liy the Spanish fur.-" oil tie I'icIiltH'Plli liay uf i-IhIht. lMr. ilu
I'nit.-i. Slates li.is .-olliN-tcl nit ir-slm-is vsmiin-: irom ila( island in ilu- pons
ni" tiie I'niliil Siah-s the ilmies- iieil liy ih I iti-rliy at l .-mil tititoimriiiir in
VJ.Kir.J.V.vS. :tn! will csmtiliil- l mllnl mnler Mi law until Cmir-riss, shrill
iiiIktwLsi ilitvi-l. Altliniii-ii I lia.l tin puvver. atiil. liavhi"; In itiiml Ilu 5st lt
tetfsls cf Ilu ituil iif lln Hand. ltss it. M limillfv illlties nn .J(m1s nn innl
nct c-nUTiu-; ititn I'uettii Ilii-n. I did inn hrivi- tin Mivit In ii'inlt nr iii'iilify
iltUli-j tin Puerto Kicaii itnului-i- (tuning iiitn tin ports ,( tin I ultitl Stall.
In view if I lu ir'its uect-siiy for iniiui-ilirtli' ri-vemit. in I'mito Itii-n inr ttni.
l itt-iin-r tin' piviTiiuii'tit ihere. ami for tbt iciisi,m tf public cilm-.ition. atnl
lit View. tllM. cif the iti iinllill lestsUllimi jltst iliau-fltniltsl liy tin Ilollsi' tif
I.t'ltrfst'iitativi's. am! for ib" jitirim-e uf making tip irlii-tt imiiIumUiiI in that
le-tislalititi applic-tltli- tn lis iluim.li.tie p.tst as well as tn tin iutuniliali future.
I rtiiiiuiiiimi that Hit alnTe Mini s, .-! Jict. l ami the .sums lttn-aftir ct!ltt.ttil
utitler illlitt 1.1 w shall. ii illiout w.'iltinu fur lln cii:flini'iit of ilu pM'i'ral
iesisbtlit'ii linn iM-iiilitiu. I :ii"ittirial.s f.,r . ,h :, bi-m-!lt nf the islatnl.
.St-iiitsli "WII.I.IA.M .M'KIXI.1:Y.
Kvciiiiie M.-iiisinii. Manli-'. I'.MH."
OF LOSING AN ALLY.
i.rfl.ii'tl's Mi'Kin.-.v in Thai ...jaIiI
Ft-ais He J!:i II I
PAUNCEFOTE TO VATCH HIM.
Ldiiilim Tiint- S:iy lln .mlias;i
ilni' Must Kfinain in W:ih-
illHill to IxVrji tin I'li'-i
liciit in I-ill''.
London. Marcl 2.- The Times My tsll
tortally this ni'irt.lng:
To displace Ijutd Paunc-efote at -i rltlc.it
moment like the present would e to crry
ottieial p."J"''V '" ""' "f f""v- "
ennot 1"' deui'l that It Is largely due to
h - iwrsonal action that the I'nlted Slates
and ;r.at P.rltaln liaie been brought eiewr
tog.tl.er f.an at any period in the blstoiy
of tie tv o,ititrle sln.e tbir paiufjl
Separation In the last ce-nlury.
"M... cover the Atnbisnador lias In hand
the time", of negotiations on sev.n.t im
portant questions. Willi the approach of
a rvnc""' election, lx.lltical altnirsphcre. -s-pcs-ially
la the Cnlted Slates. iu,s a ten
dency to becrme elcvtt'tc. it would bo a
mistnl:.- " "' Irt to reB.tnl ton seriously
tie n c-i'-m'nts oi ixilitleal opinion in Am. r-I.-a
u cl. r ri'ch ..millions: hut It Is 'l.-ar
tiuii the ptcsenc at the llritlsh i-tiity
at Val.tnston of an experienced and cool-h-aded
diplomat who knows how to dis
cc'int the estraiagant langit-'ige of a pt.-l-dentt:.l
cniprlgn Is of no Inoirtslderable
T!i euittrlat pnicee-Js to dllale uiton the
nee.: Oty on the patt of the Ambassatlnr. of
prad.-n".. combln.tl with vigilance during
th- utt.-ldtb'.la: campaign, and then says:
"It Is possible that a raw Ambassador
might be etraped Into arts or statement
that would compromise l.reat tiritnln.
There are iiucstlons jiending lietweeti the
tw. cjoiernirenls which it Is to the in
terest of certain section, on bath sides of
politics beyond the Atlantic, to exaggetate.
and even to titVrnom. The most .difficult
element In the problem is the pressure up
on President McKlnley's administration to
Interfere on 1"half of the Roers. The at
titude of Washington ha hitherto tsen be
yond reproach: but a prerldenlSal le'tion
puts n severe and even a clangeniu strain
upon political virtue."
After declaring thai "a heavy responsi
bility will r.ft upon thosi displacing lrd
Pauncef.'te." the eslltorial refers to the
Irish and G.rman vote In the t'nlted
States find concludes as follows:
"We do not ls-llevc that America will be
tempted to assume tin unfriendly attitude,
but It Is well for us to remember that we
cannot leavu our Kmpirc at the mercy of
the changes and chances of politics in any
r ' '
I'.ir llisst.iirl I'alr iiiii tutriiipr 'iil
nrila : ruin or sum mill c-ol.ler smi.
.Inj: ln.ls slilflliti; u i.iiilirl sa.
Inr Illinois I'air ulllnliii; possllilv
.iiinv ttnrries .nnitii: turlulile iciutls.
tilff1lni4 In fr.li enslerl.
for rl.nnsn I'nlr aiurclii t
ilciiitl niitliit iiirliible Inils, nlilrt
Ilu: tn enst-rl.
1. To c;.v-,- is.it k Tariff Tax.-.
Ro'erls I'ushiiK Toward !V State
Kn-tLin.l Afraid of Losing an A lie.
;. Iaid smith nistrli t AlMiidoiteil by l:ers
Alarming Rtiinots AtIo.it in lyinilim.
War Uliicr' ISiuuder.
2. Americans Turn Table, uli Tagalo".
Sa the Treaty Will Ite Ralitie.1.
il. im-iny Rertnl Again M.ddlit.g.
Sergeant llannon Shoots Himself.
SI. Lotrls Roy Killed III Luzon.
L Srorllng News.
It'sulU at Raie Tracks.
Ilrldrick May Nt Res.rt to T-leaii.
Row ling Scores.
5. The Railroads.
Iltu.iante I'njust Freight Rate.
Prince Rlsmarck May Co to laiudon.
Coroner to Investigate.
Mr. Cleveland Improving.
Rudd Piirfeiis 1,11:1 Ir.g Contract.
Clloomy nutlook for Tanner's Man.
7. AIk.iii New Rooks and Magazines,
lairge iNtato Involve.1.
Caught Cnder III? Own Car.
I. AII-"Watcr Route to New York.
Trad. Revie -..
Ail Kvent Among St. laiuLs Joble-rs.
Mixed State or Affairs.
Young Pcsiple's Such ties.
1. Machinists' Strike Recomlng Srloil..
Assttsttl Yahration tf St. ix.nl. prop
erty. Rishops Appeal to Methodists.
Taylor's laitest M"ove.
P.lanclie Mollneux Defends Herself.
Afkctl for Help and Heard a Story.
2. Tesilmony Clo.-vd In dark Cje.
Description of Splon Kcp Fight.
Kill to Regulate Street Car Service.
Reat.-n by- nn ITnknown Man.
Is. to Succeed Ludlow.
3. New Institutional Ml'sion.
Services in St. Louis Church-.
Special Settlement I-cague.
5. Transfers of Realty.
C. Grain ar.d Produce.
T. Financial News.
8. Suggestions About Washable Uonns.
The 1-itest lloslety.
Odd Visiting Catds.
Novels for Young Women.
Notions in Dress.
SKIRMISH FIGHT ALREADY IX PROGRESS.
Bullcr Keeps Troops Out of Infected Ladysinith,
bul Sends In Supplies Two Women Killed
in I5ocr Trenches.
IIV MILTON V. SNYDKIt.
SPECIAL IIV CAULK.
I.o::doR. Satunia. Marrh 3. iCopyright.
WW. by tbe New Vork Herald Ccmiany.i
tirst Roberts :-orol. then UuIIrr. and now
Ruberts ts about to begin operations again.
He lias alr ad v rn..v.-I his t-anip to sf...i
teln. six miles east of Paartleber Pr ft.
.!! r"iewecl fighting - ir. In t xpecled anv
day. as sinw T.J itwr ttave leen lorated
In the ibinltv
It Is iint thourht that th. s lmrghers In
tend to offer crltua r-sU-t-ncr t. the R It
lh advji't -. but tl'tit their ml'-ion i to
rtard nr hamper th.; enemy's march on
The in tin Iteer orray from Na'al is ald
to le oneentratlrg at Wlnburf. s '..itv
triles northern of Itloemfunieln. Here th
pr.,und In favorable for dt Tensive lac-tit s.
Jf 111- leiers make no liflemiltieil stand
voiiiri of this place iVv virtually aban
don h..lf of the l"re St fc to tVr Itr1t!h
uR.l alo ati'.n the railway, which runs
fn.m Rluemleiitein lo Port !Itzairt!i t fall
Int Robert '. ha -..Is. glvus him another
vai-.ralde Hi.- f . ..nimnnlc.iitim. They will
also leave attr.sj for. -s at St'innl"-ig
ami l.il.us. luign.' ' Nek Isi.iu'.-.l
For iht s r.is.-i!'. It areetv 'c-ia. pr.tte
:tbl. I'-at the will e .j.l'li'l Itl.e-infolttt-lll
. mil t!-e i.iilwi j...t tb .i'l.aii .tli effort.
Th- Itoe. . at Cdesurrs have alrendy
' r".. I ihc iirii-ge Kiv.r. movoig n. r.h to
assbt in the ..rt.nipt to eippnj. Ki'teri.
lUili. r a l While hale sb.iken hni.Is ami
t!,e mi iat.. hai;.starie.l garrlsnn f
l-i'.jnil'h lrj ! n iiale happy by t''e
rrrht .if seventy wagons of proiLsli.ns an'
h ipSi.il supplies, whiv h the . nerget!.' tr..ns.
p.rtatlon otlhers Lave tii-ie. up tn the
"war-tri hen. tlrsee-ii-.f. ct-d h. le nm.-ng
the hill-."' -s w w-it.r rfc-rlbes l. Tn"
;r-.!i ut-e.l of !:iKt!.i:il supplies is ap
iuient from the fait Ihit none had been
available slr.t :;lxmt the mhldle nf JantV-'
ar-. tboit.-h t.slHsh of the entire mlll
tai mpuhit.uii i--. d throcgli the tis
pllj!t. liiill. r t n.t moving any nf his fighting
tro. ps Into the infe-te,l aiea. The Iad
flint h lee-rs apiEi'ently were able in -r. ore
ii. Ii a start In removing all their big guns
ai.d heavy stonet rortli that pursuit Is o-i.
-Iilertd ImpelieM. Tie in.' In Lod nf liiir-Bh-
rs appear- I.. lave n.t.u- K.tK-i.l.
IIIIHRItT Ml:XIItlXs mi I'llilir.
l.,...lui.. .Mar. I. 2. ;..v a. in le.r.I Rcltt-
n! e. i.. i.r War nilk- from cisforiteln. un
der Ua'e i.f M.i r.h 2. 4 li p. ni . u- follow-
"I lulVe Jul lelun.ed floUl Utllg
ll:nbe'ile U hurtled visit. I a rnui ti
Mutlfled at 'hiding the entrm-dnsm muung
the Kimberle eoplt; regarding the care of
th. sb k and wounded. All tin. houses had
tten ccnvert.sl thin hospital, and the men
had b ell made mn-t t oltl't.riable.
"I vtad strtirk with tbe friendly manner In
will, h Hie wuunded lluers nn.l our tn-n
. liHtte.1 tut-ethrr ii(ioti the experiences of
the eanikilgn '
"It i lighted me to see our s.d Hers
dialing their ration and biscuit nitli the
Iloer prisoners le-fire they i.in'.ine!i.sj their
man li for M. elder River Some of the jmur
rellov-.s nere vety hui.gry. afier having
been half starvtd in lite laager."
Osfontetn. March 2 -A sll,lil kirrilsh
Oecurrt.1 slc miles sotttheaKt, In which
Colonel Remington hail a l.i.rse shot u:rd-r
The Ro.T forces mi our front ale bclt-ved
tn bo under the Joint command of leiilru,
l. larey and Ue Wet. They are expecting
rt-enforrement from Natal.
The guns thai were captured at Paarde
berg have l"-eii brought here. Tli" rifle
capliirtsl Irave. In many carfes, eirlpturai
texts engtavtsi uiin Hir.i. for examide.
"Iinl. Sttengtheii This Aim."
It l. said th.it jtit ptter to General
Cronje'n surrender there v.as ainiust a
mutiny In camp.
m:is I'ltoit pnirroiti .
SIT.CIAI. RV CARLIL
Pretoila. March 1. ila lairenzo Manpie;.
Jlareh 1. 2 p. tn. (Copyright. lisA by W. R.
Hearst.) Preiiiletit Kruger nddresst.l a vtst
congregation at the Hopper Church. Ma
Jilsi Hill IViy. Hark clouds, he said, were
still coveting the land, but faith It: the
Almighty and justice of their cause would
carry the Federal fotves to a suic-essful
Issue of the struggl".
A dispatch from the R.er loiinnandT at
I-sdysmitb ' 'hat then has lie en heavy
lighting again at the Tugfla and In the
vl.inlly 'if Pieter's IIIII. Th- J.idysmlih
garrison made two d-siierate svrtlts est-r-day
(Febtuaty- 2 oS' l'"r- repulsed.
IJeut.nam Rest and twenty-thtee Iusl
iliers sunenderetl yest nUiy. The Lieuten
ant stated that they were all who were left
of his regiment, which was tW.-natcl In
last Friday's rati Ite.
Rrltlsh prisoners stale that their casual
ties In th vicinity of the Tugela In the
lart two months exceed Hi nrtmber the
A dispatch from the Roer headquarters at
Rlocmfoctcin. dated March 1. sajs;
In a fight south of Reudsberg It Is re
IMittcl that T1 Port Kllzabeth volunteers
wire completely routed. Two hundred were
kllUsl and wounded and thirty were taken
priaor.ers-i including one olficcr.
"The Rrltlsh cavalry and artillery are
again advancing tn the direction nr Coles
beW The Orange River Is running high."
" jtAssis.f- to oi-imim: iiohrht..
SPKCIAL RV CARLTi
ljDndon. Saturday. March 3. (Copyright.
1!W. by the Nevr Yotfc Herald Company.)
A dispatch to the Dally Mail, dated Os
font'ln. March 1. says:
"The Boers are massing; In the vicinity of
our troops. They arc mostly from I-tily-smltlt
and Coleiberg. Fighting Is Imminent.
The Rcer force Is understood to be under
the Joint command of Generals liotha. IX
lixer and Do Wet. They are espectlnr;
sibly under Joubert."
A tlispatcli tn the Dally Telegraph, tlac d
at the same time and place, says:
"Our camps Itave been moved eastward
tn a tsKdtlun six mile distant."
Thl I taken tn mean tl at Osfontein is
six mile eit if laartleberg Drift.
Wtllll'H I'lllll Mll.lls AIMII'I'.
Osfontein. Man h 2 -The Roer have l ..
l-n definitely I.e-ateil four mile fr..m tie
Itrttlsh frvrii. their left renting mi a hiKti
kopv nii. tlielr tight em the ti-.er. The
I't.tgh'r forv bt esiiuialed . numb, r le--t''s-ll
i.l'o .ind h.'rV
SIT.CIAI. HY CAI5LK.
Klmberiey. Thursda.. Mar. h 1. idp. -rtght.
ISU-I. bv the New York Herald fun
puny la.nl Kitchener arrival here to-djy.
as :eil as Ird R.de-rts. Repling loan a.l
ir.s of vvelijnie from the Major. Lord
Role rt said:
"Ri.Iln. a I did tblj! morning, through
tiie ubnrb. I could not help wondering li..vv
it wa.s te.!be that Ihe defiie f sm li a
lcrge. sir.nggling .Itv. co'ild hare been -us-laineil
for si long a time."
I le ..tn lu.led by falug that he regretted
Ih.i his tay would Uei-essarlly le sh.irt.
.Mmh more temainetl to le dune befure
le-a. . prosperity nntl liberty were mtub-IL-b-d
throughout S.aith Afrl.-.t. lie added-
T'lat Illey Wlil be '-stuMIs'ieil there I
now not the sllgbiest doubt. It mar be :t
-hort. It may be a lone time; whatever the
leiigih of tlirj" n--eesarv. depend upon It.
the -e three thtt'g eVeIt:lally Will le estab
lished. line thin- whl-Ii will ever lie memorable
tn ne l my X-fit to Killlberle. As I tiele
Into the ttt.v. a telegram u handeii tn m..
announcing the relief nf l.ulysmlth. Il was
the.xie thing ue-.-tary to bring th 'iinr.
here to a tllmac cleneral Wliite and his
brave garr!n "irffertd tertild privations
and the tl-atb rate has le-n tjullo nuirvel
i. I confess I felt lmot liopeles that
I.t,-sinltli could lie t!lei-ed? AH mat ap
pierlate the gallant stand which fSeneral
White and hi brave troop hale made .mil
recognlre tli mnuiento.i result .if the re
lief uforded by lieiieral ltuller nti.l bis
I'litsoxKits i'vh ii:ii.
Paard-l-rg. We.lnes-I.ij. Feb. 2S All llie. I
prtfoiier.s were ttaraded yeterdav after
iiwun. They extended In a long trailing line,
like a erent. atro the plnln. arid as far
a o"il le were .irrarigt-d lu .siuimandie..
Tbe Free Staters were ki-pt .eparate from
The look titajn the fa. e uf tbe men a
th iaseil made it impossible to arrive J
at any other toncluslon than that the
were all .'verJo.ved.it their release fmin the
tlai'v hull of shell and shot wlibh they had
leti sperlent tug lal-l. Mary did not
ev.-i take the trouble to conceal their de
light from the soldier guarding them. Tlrcy
chattfd freely with the Rrltlsh. dis.-ussing
the different bailies tn which they hud
fought. Alt the prisoners have an Intense
admiration for the bravery and phttk fcf the
Highlander', and thev freely confe that
they are lu apable uf the dash and go and
pluik of tbe RrttNh.
Some of tile sbk prisoners have given a
livid description of General Cronje" night
march. It lejran In a panic, and terrible
confusion prevailed throughout. The huge
wagons crowded the narrow road, there
was an utter lack of order, and dcert!ons
wee numerous. From them nIo were
learned the details of th. Rer commissa
riat. The Roer ri'tlotis consisted of one
IKjimd and u half of fresh incut daily, ar.d
o:io pound and a hull of coffee, three
pounds of sugar and five pounds uf'tluur
ler man weekly.
I.v-ety man who was nff duty visited Ihe
Roer laager yesterday, and the rowd of
curious Tommie' spent the day In search
ing every nook and cornr. What might
prove useful to the army had been secure d.
and the soldiers were allowed to take wr-a.
ever they liked. The men tarried off rlotli
lnj. kettle, ct'ps and even umbrellas. The
latest reports announce that a large for.-w
of Roer Is operating ten miles away on
the Rrltlsh right front.
i:.tkiit.ii.i nv ntioiiK-t.
Kimberlev. March I leird Roberts and
General Kitchener were the guests of Air.
Cecil Rhodes while here.
in: wkt Ftiiiitn citovji:.
Iando:i. March 2. -A special coriepnnd
ent. telegraphing from Paardeberg. Feb
ruary 27. saj.:
"A curious piece of news has Jut been
related to me by General Cronje aid de
ramp. Il appears that Cronje wa in dally
hellciirraphlc communication with General
De Wet. whom l.e nippove. was bringing
up re-enforcements. Yesterday CrouJ hello
graphed that unless he wa relieved imme
diately he would feel bound to surrender.
'General IV Wet replied with a cheering
mc- -age. urging i.Im to hold on Ion?, r and
he would son be relieved, but totaltv failed
to effect anv diversion.
"The mounted infantry to-day reconnol
tered the Roers approaching from the south
and after drawing a shell fire returned.
"The prisoners all appear to regard the
blow as severer than It Is regarded by the
Rrl:ih. General Cronje's aid de camp
staled to-day that he believed the Free
Stale would continue to fight a long a
the Transvaal wished. On the other hand,
mani Free Staters are anxiously asking for
cople of Lord Roberts's proclamation."
M'OIT IHRMt.ir AVOHK.
London. March 23. The Times publishes,
the following from Paanleberg. dated
"It will always re-main a puzzle how acn
eral Cronje. although an indlsputcd mili
tary gculus. kept control of his rrtreitlng
ami undisciplined hordes while the other
Roer leaders were unable to bring: more
than lialf their commandoes from Lady
smlth to I'anrUcbcrK.
"Rurnham. the Ametican scout, artcr
creeping; many a. night around the laager.
further re-enforeentents from Natal,
i.tiM-itw. wvit m:.
R"l i i e i.J.pi ir i r have been
r niovl - mill . i . f paardeberg,
in pie i. ii. i,i m of HI' mfe etein. He
s i.ow it, ii. imp d at Osf .tit.
s A Ilu. r force is in r:,.n tf him.
s four mile away, and Is Intrenched
O on a iilgh kopje, with cne riant or)
the Motl'Ier River. P ..nsist nf
from i.ow to 7.i n e 1 mlon
strategist belie-vo tha. tins for. e is
In'tndeil merely to d'lav K -berts s
adtance. while Joula-rt . . icentratcs
a large armv and ron-;ru. ts strong
defences with which to oppose the
Rritish advance toward P-etoria.
It is ex-pecte.1 that Wlnburjr will
s Is- Ihe .vne of the n-xt important
s operations. Uinburg i s- .enty miles
s northeast of Rlomfont "
Ri:lle rep.irts tliat t'-e Roers re
s treat was crderly. and t .it ihev got
s aw.y x. Ill Jll their ...itiC' ,up
two. FI" ha not permi -si hi
troop t" enter I-ad -ni'''., which is
a pst Iiule. rank with germs
or disease. He ha sent in . rr sup-
plies, ..r nieclleine and foo 1
Two women i.-r. foimd le 'he Roer
trenche .y Rulle.'s . ixaricing
tioo'is. One v.as cbad i! tse other
t fatally w minded. The l ,tri r who
was or.Iy in year" old. st.l i iat her
s l.usbar..l refused to le; her : WH
the rest. le ause Iie was a g..cd
A report emanating rr..m th- Pr .
eel Ttaiisv.'.-I jgen, j ., that
Malekitig lias lieen relie-.i
V Cr li je lias arrived ar Sirnoustown
s iiiiiMMiTTiivr Mri.Kir:
it.s iii:i: ri:i.ikvi:i).
SPECIAL RV CALLF
. Lordon. March 3.- (Copyright. lOtVy,
bv the New- Y"tk Herald Cumpany )
A dNpat. h from Rerhn ?ay that
the Tr. nsvial ager. y in RrusseU
s .iniii. 'il. , e. I e-cenlay tbut tue siego
or Marel.ing had been raided
siivh: 1'iiii m:s o. tiu:
e sit't;r. ur i.i)imiitii.
K'lleil Olltcer 21
Kil.-tl-lTlVilt.' 133 s
Death by pi-eas. crflcers .... s
e liKtths by Di-sea-" Privates .... Id
Wounded -Ottleers 70
Total casualties Ijs; 4
s Total troop besieged 12,f" s
Totul UtitLsh Ios.s One-tenth s
c Total h. -pital patients (soldiers
only) during siege.. . . .. S.tioo
rep.irts that veryfew- JJoers escaped, per'
hat!! not n vthan twefify"-" "
Tin csiiTesptudent expresses admiration
for the Canadian, of vvhum one company Is
.imposed entirely of Frenchmen, unable to
speak Kiislis'i. He epetlally mentions
Coioiirl Otter. Lieutenant Colonel Klnkaid
and Captain Ma. Donn-H. Stairs and
DelleMi fcr conspicuous galiantry
itoiiKins ii iiim.i: Tnntip.:.
London. March 2. 4.1a a. m -Lord Roberts.
at Osfontein. six or eight miles ejst of
Faatdeberg. races the re-formed Roer army,
from S.u to ..u'tf str,mS. This may ba
irerelv a eorj" of observation, ready to re
tite on prepared ioitlons. l)ubtle!s n S
retelling accretion! from the late beslegero
of laidysmith .mil from other pvlnts. What
ever the fotte ruav be. I.inl Robert, has
ample troops to t.ipn vvlih It A heavy rain
I fulling un the veldt and the grass Is im
proving. Tlii will be a good thing ttm
IMirarily Tor tin Roers.
Ijord Rulierts ha surprised observers by
the excellence of hi. transport during the
first advance, and he l likely to do .so
again, although military men here think ho
must wait fur some dais lefore going much
The Roer-. pres-umably, will use thU de
lay fur all It is worth, pulling their re
Doctor Levels gives out the opinion that
the Rrltlsh entry or Rloemtontein 1st dally
expected, a Commandants, e w'tt and Dc
larey lia.l been Instnicted to retard the ad
vance of Lord Roberts only until the con
centration under General Joubert had been
No adequate explanation I yet made of.
the i,ii re-eufone m"iits that are prepar
ing for Lord Roberts. Such explanations as
are advanced tentatively suggest either that
the Cape Dutcli have becomo more restivs
or that the imperial Government has a hint
of foreign suggestions a to the futuro
status of the allied Republics.
The Admiralty Roanl has telegraphed to
the Cape Commander an expression of ad
miration and thanks on the part of tha
la-irds of Admiralty to the marines and
blue jackets engaged in the war for tb
".splendid manner in which they have up
held the traditions of Ihe service and hava
u.Uled to It reputation Tor resourcefulness,
courage and devotion."
i:v pii si: op tiu: wak.
London. March i. IJV) a. ra. Mr. Spenser
Wilkinson, lu the Morning Post, says to
day: "The war now enters a new phase that
or a Rrltlsh attack on the Roer power for
the purpose of destroying It. and ot bring
ing about the submision of the Boer states
and the acquiescence ot their population
Id that submission.
"Tiie invrdlng army. Intending to fight
th" enemy wherever and whenever he eait
t.e met. ha only to march by the most
convenient route toward the center or the
"The defending, army mut either come
to meet the invader, replying to attack by
attack, or must seek a defensive position
in which to prevent the advance of the In
vaders." Mr. Wilkinson think the simplest Una
of advance Is to Rloemfuntein and thenca
along the railroad to Pretoria. Ho says.
"The Roer3 are abandoning nil minor en
terprises In onler to concentrate. It i
doubtful whether General Ru!ters forces,
will be able to do much toward entering
the enemy". territory from Nutal. Heiico
we may infer that a considerable portion
of hi forc will le transferred to tilt
western theater of war. Lord Roberts can,
if he thinks necessary, have. hre, April L
an army at his disposal nearly twice as
strong tie that with which he set out from
Sir Georgi- White Iti-plies to Her
I-ondon. March 2. Tho Court Calendar
this evening says:
"Early ycstenliy morning the Q'uecn re
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