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Price One Cent
Boers Strongly Entrenched Four
31Hcs From the British Front.
Shot Fiehnnpred "With Rcmlngton'H
!eoutH UurRlierH l'robahl Com
manded b Botha, Delarej, and I)c
"Wrl-Thc niidcnt Intention Is to
Hamper the HiikUmU .Vihnncc.
rVnr In Loudon of an AitpallinKr
Cnsunltj Lint From llnller The
! kv of MafcUinK Henortcd to
HiiAe Been Itaicd Ij the Federal
Force. The Jstorj Comes rrom
Atrcnt of the TrntiNAnnl in Ilrun-
el, and Is Generally Helleied
LONDON, March 3 News of fighting bj
Roberts' arni is expected at aav mo
ment The latost despatches from his
hondquartots at Osfontcin sav that the
Boers have been definitel located The
are enlj four miles fioni the British frout
and the are apparen'h awaiting Roberta"
advance Shots hae ben exchanged al
ready and Colonel Remington command
itMl Rcmingtoin's scouts has had his ho-e
shot from under him
The Boor force appears to number about
C.OOfl men Their lines extend eight miles.
Their loft rests on a hill and their right
ob the rher It is believed that the are
under command of Generals Botha, Delar
cj, and De Wet It is thought thnt the
maj be awaiting re-enforcements from Na
tal under Geaeral Joubert, but it is moie
like that the do not intend to offer se
iios ient-tanee. but will morel ssoek to
retard Roberts advance while the mam
armj jMcpores for a stand that the hope
wilt reswlt in another Spien Kop
Now that Enland has recoveied from hei
delirious jo regarding the lehef of Lad
smitb and the capture of Cronje the pub
He ib becoming anxious regarding further
opoiation The casualt lists aie feared
and the announcement of Kruger that it
wIM cost 36 000 killed and wounded to pa6
the next line of defence is causing deep
rnxfet to mail
" MafeMng is fe The Beers have rais
ed the stiiKf aad have letired from the
place ' This 16 the report that reached
London this morning It came from Brus-s-eis,
and it wat given out bv the Trans
vaal ngeoe there It is credited litre as
it hae been expected that Mafeking would
net lemttfu long nndet Are after Kimbcxic
had boe relieved
The Boer agents who announced the
abntrilofMoent of the siege, sa that the
step wne taken for strategic reasons This
tcntis to prove the truth of the report. Tat
stragetic reasons were jwobaW the fear j
of the advance of a strong Bntiefc force
from Klmberle and the cuttiHg off of the
Boer forces operating in front of the town
On the other hand it is declared the re- '.
port ma be an attempt to mislead Lord
Roberts for a da or two
'I lie M so of Maf UIiib:.
The siege of Mafeking has lasted for 146
days When the Boers closed in oh the
town Colonel Baden-Powell of the rifth
Dragoons was in command aad through
out the investment he has kept the garri
son in such a condition that time and time
again attacks bv the Boers hae been
brilltanllv repulsed Mafeking was where
Jameeoo rounded up his i aiding part, and
it was thence he started to capture Johan
nesburg Wherefore the Boers weie c
ceedinglj anxious to captut the place
Altogether there weie about S WW sol
diers in the town Among the officers were
a son of Lord Salisbur Loid Edward Ce
cil a giand-son of William 1 , Captain
Fitrdarence. and Lieutenant Cavendiah
Bcntick Lad Fainh Wilton and Winston
ChttrclrfH were aleo in M&fekin but the
latter, while carriag deatrheb for a Lon
don newspaper, was capture and talen to
Pretoria Iuid Wilson was exchanged for
a noteriow; horse thief "named Mgoe, des
fite her pioteots
Colonel Baden-Powell and his aiUes de
vised mmmiv ingenious wdiemefc for avoid
Ji-g Boer shell and bullets The streets of
the town were tunneled and cverjbodv
live i lmriws dwrius the daj. These
were connected b te4ejlMnefi with lookout
staUew, where watchers wRh teleocoiefi
lept the popio inferred ae to when the
Boers wore jroparlg to re one of tlm-
j-iege rmi Big genge placed throughout
the clt also ge the aiaim so that whew
a Boer atocii fell it hrkd through efH)
trecte st exploded lm:mk-si agaiast
Tle Boers occasionall made all
prepaiation for filing a siege gun held the
lire and then laughed at the frantic efforts
of the inhabitants to reach shelter 'ihe
sometimes held the fire and ued it later
without preparation with .eiious effects
The lobt reported firing wa on Tebruar
1, when the Boers made uu attack in
force on the town, and were repulsed
Tort of them were killed
Colonel Plumer. who was stationed at
Tort Tuli. in Rhodesia started seeu
weeks ago to the relief of Mafeking, but
got no further south than Gabproiies
where he was hailed b the Boers and has
itmainod eer since
Reported to Be Act ins an Governor
of Ivlmberley District.
LONDON, March 3 The most interest
ing war news in the London papers today
comes from the experts The "London
Leader" for the first time throws some
light upon the mster that has here.ofov
surrounded the inacmit) of Lord Methu
en. He was remoed, the "Leader" saS,
because of a scandal, but has been saed f
from disgrace by Cecil Rhodes The war
expert of the "Morning Leader" sas:
"Some of the militar men still left at
home are by no means comfortable oer
the abounding jubilation that followed the
victories of Lord Roberts and General
" "If, said one of them yesterda, we go
half demented with joy oor the partial
defeat of two little states, possessing less
than 60,000 adult males, what would be the
case if we won cr were beaten badly b
one of our own size? Those x ho bne
been jelling their gratification would, in
a contrar eent, hae been threatening
engcance on an incapable ministry.'
"It has long been a serious question ith
all thinking soldiers and tne eents of the
labt few dajs hac gnen it fresh life Did
we lost a fleet Goschen might dangle from
a lamppost in front of Nelson's Pillar.
Gentlemen who were boisterous last night
and the night before would, if gien the
other side of the shield, hae made the
throttles of the cxecuihe heads feel a bit
4 Lord Roberts is alreadj face to face
with a re-formed cnenn Probabl it will
not gie him much trouble. But there it
is, and not so far awa, cither.
We are bombarded In correspondents,
demanding to know what has become of
general Methucn Well, it is a delicate
point. He has not been openl deprived of
his command, for reasons thit need not be
repeated, but Major General Colwllc has
got the uiiisfon which he had and Lord
Methuen is Goernor of Kimberlo district,
piobabl b faor of Cecil Rhodes, who
dearlv loos a lord and who knows Lord
Methucn as one of his chartered soldier
shareholders perhaps a De Beers share
holder alto Lord Roberts has engineered
a difiicult) nlcel without scandal "
Protectionists Determined to Close
the Colonial Open Poor.
The President Expected to Speali on
the Question in cn "VorK Tonlsrlit.
IlcpreMcntnti-x e Cochran' A ievrs.
HcpiiblicniiK E-vllcntI Preparing
for an Enrlj CoiigrreHsIoiial Conn.
Representative Cochran of Missouri this
morning called attention to the fact as rc
caled b Senator Foraker's outline es
terda of the Administration's matured
rolic of imperialism that President Mc
Kmlc) a ear or less ago was quite as
much at ariance with the present atti
tude of his part toward the Philippines
The Administration I'repnrlnfC to Itc
Meut German Trade IlentrlutionN.
There appears to be no doubt that the
United Slates Government will adopt retal
iatory measures against Germany if the
bills now before the Reichstag, Imposing
seerei restrictions on the importation of
American meat products into that country
and excluding tome of them altogether, are
enacted into laws
The Department of Agriculture has
issued an official statement in which it
"A portion of the German press has talc
en much pleasure in repeating and exag
gerating the reports of frauds in the meat
trade of the United States, but fortunately
there has never been any proof of such
frauds in this countr as are now reported
from Germany, and the German officials
might obtain tome aluablc hints as to the
best methods of handling condemned meats
Montana Senatorial Case to Be Ar
gued on March 20.
as he was until reccntl on the Porto Rlcan inspection sen ice
by examining the plan adopted in our meat
Krucer snld to Hate Gone to the
Oraiitc Free Mute.
LONDON, March 3 There is an uncon
firmed report from Lourenco Marques that
President Kruger has gone to the Orange
Free State to consult, with President Stcn
"I see," said Mr Cochran, "that accord
ing to Senator Fcrnkcr the Republican par
t is committed against the open dcor iu
the Philippines because such a policy
would endanger, if it did not destro, the
protecthe tariff sstem In his speeches
at banquets and from the rear platform of
his special cars on his anous trips through
the countr since our flag has been float
ing oer Manila the President has pledged
the Administration to the open door in the
Philippines as a erj proper justification
of his dtnnnd for the open deer in China.
But Senator Foraker's announcement of a
different polic shows that the protected
interests and the trusts lmc served notice
on his partj that Dingle ism, or something
worse if there be an thing worse must
be maintained ocr the Philippines I pre
sume, of course, that the President will
now eat his words on this subject as he did
on the subject of free trade for Porto
Rico "
Mr. McKmle Is not krown to have
glen expression for some time to his in
teutio. s regarding the open door In the
Philippines It is general! belieed,
howccr, that he has changed his Isws,
and will v8 announce in the sneech he
"It would be a great blessing to the
workingmen of Germany if they could ob
tain the cheap and excellent American
meatb It is said that owing to the diffi
culty of obtaining meat in Saxony, dogs
are frcquentl slauhterc-i for food, and
this is particular true or Chemnitz,
which is practically supported b Its trade
vith the United States, and ct the local
regulations of Chemnitz are such that it
is impracticable to ship American mcat3 to
that cit."
Six Hours to Be Allowed the Attor
neys on Eaeli Side Printed Briefs
Also to He Submitted l,j Counsel.
Principal Figures in the Enciulrj
Abnciit From the Hearing Todaj.
. House Delegation to .eeoiupiii)
the Itiiuniiis to ircrinia.
After the reading of the journal and the
transaction of some routine business in
the House toda, Mr Haj of Virginia an
nounced the sudden death at 12 10 o'clock
this mo-ning at Garfield Hospital of his
colleague, Sdne P Epes. and offered the
following resolution which was unanlmous
1 adopted
Itesohcd. flat llie lltoiy lis- Iimi-.I mth
nwp regret and profound sorrow of the drath of
tlio Bon iiiiv I rpes, late a Kipresentativc
of the State of irginia
4 Ito-ohed, That a committee of cifihtcrn mom
hers ol the Hoove, with such members of the ben
ate as ma l julned, bi appointed to jttend the
funiral at IHacWoiH, a , and that the ncciar
expw attirdirxr the execution of thi order be
paid out ol the Contingent Innil of the 11 ou e
"Reohcd That the '-rcKcam at mis ol the
House be authorized jnd directed to take 'ueh
step aj nut be nineiOH for prorierli carrjinu
out the pnw.inns of this reo!ulion
Hoohed That the cl rk commiinieate thfe
'I lute 1 lio.isnnd hrnsknim loluii-
tier for South friea.
CIHIJROV Neb, March 3 Col John
C Malier is in receipt of a Jcttei froinDr
Ledt of Brussels concerning recruits for
the Boer Arm from Nebraska Colonel
Maher shb in hib letter that from an ad
crtincineni placed in the dail papers
calling for lolunteors h" receied about
C0W replies and 3 000 loluntetrs among
He sas The men who signified their
williagneis to go are among the best cit
izens of th "tate Man of them are men
who lohmteeied m the Spanish war and
arc sons of eterans who offered their ser
iiee in defence of the I nion and descend
ants of thoae who fought the same foe the
Afrikanders aio now lighting for the same
principle the right to self-go crnment.
thousand oluuteers were r.sked for and
3 060 responded and are onl hindered be
cause of the large sum leqnired to traus
poi t theai "
is to make tonight at the annual dinner
of the Ohio Societ in New York
Senator Piatt of Connecticut is being '
quoted as having testih declared some
time a CO Uhm It wnmnil nnc.IMn thnt I
the President would not recede from the r1".!.0",'. Vhc ,V7'.v SIJU lranilt a C0W of
nnQltim, i, ,,.! i, k i... A them to the farrilj of the deceased "
trade for Porto Rico and for the open' The remains of Reprosentathe Epes were
deer m the Philippines, that Mr McKiu- inib afternoon eonced irom the ho&pltal
lev appeared to be drifting, either con- I aad at 5 o'clock placed aboard the train
sciousl or uncorsciousl Into the camp of leaing the Pcnnslania Station for the
the free traders This remark it is said. Soutl There were no services of an char
was carried to the President, and it stung J acter in this cit and none will be held
him o that he decided to take advantage i ,,rt1' Monda the da of the funeral, at
of the first opportunit publicl to p edge I "idcKstone a
Tin lri
Scenes of ItejoiciiiK fter the sic0
of l.utl smith Ans liaised.
LONDON. March S A despatch from
Ladi smith states that when General White
reached the postoflice after the arrival of
Lord Dundonald's cavalr, he was called
upon for a speeoh He said-
"People of Lad smith, I thank iou all
for the heroic, patient manner in which
joa hae asfcisted nip during the siege It
t.urt me terrlbl to cut down the rations so.
but, thank God, we have kept the flag th
ing" General White, who was very much af
fected, then led the singing of the British
national anthem. The correspondent savs
" In the semi-darkness the appearance of
the white-haired general leading hundreds
of bareheaded men in the singing made a
picture that will never be forgotten "
h societies of Philadelphia
dopt Itesnlntious.
PHILDELPHI, March 5 t a Meet
ing lrfst ni;ht under the auspices of the
Irish fc leties of this i-ty in memorv o the
With at Robert Emmet resolutions were
adopted commending the courage of the
Boes expressing the belief ihat three
fonrthfc of the peoide of the United States
svmpaihiKtd with thm in their battle
against English aggression, and saing
that the special le of Cronje and his 3,000
men holding at bav 00,000 of Britain's best
soldiers challenges the admiration of the
wo-ild and demands that the civili-cd na
tions shall join togcthei m a protest
against the further slaughtci of a people
who have given such convincing proofs of
their right to freedom
They urge upon the Congress and the
President to cxtexal ihc good offices of the
Inited States in accordance with the
spirit of The Hague Conference in order
that peace maj bo icstored Senator Will.
lam E Maon of Illinois made a speech in
which he condemned the pohc of the
Government and denounced the v ar against
tht Filipinos
'I line British Oiheerv K.e.ipe.
Standard and Diggers News' of Jo
hannesburg stales that thiee Bri'ish offi
cers Haldane Mesuner. and Bro-kie. es
aped fiom Pietona last Monda during
tbi crsnfubion which followed the cutting
off of the electric lights
l'.ii liniiMMit to DikMih).,
MOTREL March ? Senatoi Forget
this morning received a cablegram from
London stating that the Government has
decided to dissolve Parliament and go to
the tountrv
i.inen 10 tne rigid maintenance, unim
paired of the protective s Etem against
all pos-ible dangers to it from expans on
The turn whith will thus be riven to the
issues will it is pointed out dvarf all of
the differences bitween the two great par
ties Into insignificance compared with the
tariff question and the campaign this ear
will at last resolve itself intn n .rriivc.i
between protection and tariff for revenue
onh witn of course the tremendous con
stitutional issue precipitated b the Pcrto
Rican Tariff bill occuping a prominent po
sition in the foreground
House Democrats this morning learned
that vesterdav the Sergeant-at Vri.is was
instruct d to see that no Republican
member leaves Washington for seven das
What tne nuanlng of this unusual precau
tion is the Democrats are ui able to judge,
and the Republicans are as mum as cl uns
on the subject It is presumed of course
that some -cnsational coup is on the tapis
and that it will be sprung as suddenl and'
dramatic allv as was the Cannon bill turn
ing over to the President to be used b
him as he sees fit, all of the customs dues
collect d from Porto Rico under
the Dingle bill It is also thought
that the Republicans have their
plan for ar. carl, adjournment well
maturtd and that the order to the
Sergeant at-Arms, is for the purpose of
kecpirg a spfe majorit here for the r.mn.l
develoimcnt of the park's purposes ?nd
the forcing of an earh adjournment of
the Hoi.se to the end of cutting sho-t the
debate in the Sciat- on the Republican
roliev or impei lalisni as outlined b the
Foraker bill
Burns Prove Tntal.
CUMBERLAND, Md . March 3 Pearl
Spnggs, the nine- ear-old daughter of
James Spnggs, was burned to death at her
homo near Plum Run, nine miles north
east of Hancock. Her parents were ab
sent and the children were seated about
the lire tring to keep Tvarm, when a blast
of wind drove flames from the front of the
stove over to the child, igniting her
clothes In tiding to put out the fire one
of the other children was badly burned
The father, -who was hastil summoned
extinguished the flames '
lloers DrinU "Vinegar to Neutralire
the Effect or the tins.
CAPE TOWN. March 3 -The Volk
lem." the official organ of the Transvaal
Government at Pretoria, states that the
Boers consume large quantities of diluted
amegar In order to overcome the lassitude
caused b the fume, from the 'vddltc
The South African Nov," accuses RHd
ard Kipling of leading a mob of Invud-rs
Into the Parliament House at Cape Town
The paper bases this statement on the
Eround that Kipling s poetrv is eon-istcnt
with Euch conduct.
Canuht From n Fireplnee.
PETERSBURG, Va , March J Mar
Luc, daughter of J. S Luc, of Spot
Cash, Brunswick county, met with a fatal
accident Thursda. She was FtanJiig jn
front of an open fireplace when her cloth
ing became Ignited from the flames, and
before assistance could be recderc 1 1 cr
she was burned to death.
I.n Normnmlle Aeronnd.
NEW "i ORK. March 3 The French line
steamship La Normandie, which sailed
this moi-ng for Hare, is aground in Gcd
nes Channel The steam pilot boat New
oik ih tring to get her off.
Postal lriIIese In Guatemala.
Parcels post privileges were formally
established esterday between this country
and Guatemala b the issue of an order
from the Postoffice Department enumerat
ing the offices to which parcels may be
sent. The regulations' attending this sor-
i ion O..J. !,-. .... - I
...c -. vuv -uuie as inose or the German Flynn'a Business College, jitu ami K.
J Buincrf, Shorthand, Tjpevniluig 125 a year.-
French President to Rccie the
First l..if!M((- Dollar Toilnj ,
NEW " ORK March 3 Capt A H lat-
to press representative of the United
States Commission, sas that cables le
eched vcrten'a at the office of the United
States Commi'-sion in New York citv
state that Robert J Thompson Secretarv
of the Lafavctto Monument Commission,
will present the first Lafaete dollar coin,
ed at the Philadelphia Mint, to President
Loubot of France, toda Secretar Thomp
son will present this memento as the spe
cial commissioner of President McKinle
and in the name of the President of the
United States The dollar is enclosed in a
magnificent casket which cost about $1,000
After the presentation President and Mine
Loubet will give a private luncheon to
Secretar Thompson as the representa
tive of Piesidern McKinle. Onh a few
people will be invited to the lunch, among
them Commissioner General Terdinand W
Peck, mbassador- Porter, and Assistant
Commissioner General B D Woodward
The presentation remarks of Secretar
Thompson to President Loubet will be as
' Mr President In the name and on be
half of Ins Excellency, the President of the
United States, I have tho distinguished
honor of extending to ou, the high repre
sentative of tho people of France, saluta
tions and greetings of friendship
' On the nineteenth of October, 1S9S, the
anniv ersary"of the victor at Yorktown of
the French and American arms in the
cause of libortv, the American school
outh were invited b the President and
the Governors of the several states of the
United States to contribute their pennies
toward the erection of a monument in
Paris to a son of Trance, our great and
venerated ally, General Lafaette. The
response of the children was universal,
the movement, a splendid success In
further aid and in honor of the work, an
issue of lift thousand souvenir silver dol
lars was appropriated and ordered struck
oy cjongress
"Of these fift thoand Lafayette .dol
lars, the first to issue from the mint was
especiallv preserved for your Excellenc
by tho President of the United States, and
I have now the distinguished honor, Mr.
President, of presenting to you this coin
a simple and sympathetic token in his
name and for the people of the United
"I oice the sentiments of my country
men when I express the hope that this
Memorial Dollar, stamped with the lity
ness of Washington and Lafaette, may
revnain alwas, as it is toda, an emblem
of tho amity and the unity of purpose of
the two great republics of the world "
KorfoIU A "Washington steamboat Co.
Delightful trips dallr at G-30 p m to Old Point
Comfort Newport Newi, Nb'foiic. and irriuia
Buch For schedule fee page T.
n escort of eight Capitol police was
sent as a guard of hoior to attend the
casket from the undertaker's to the sta
tion At the latter p'acc was awaiting the
committee from the House 'of Reprcsenla
lives that accompanleJ the hod to Black
stone The committee was compced of the fol
lowing members of the Houte Wilbur A.
Jones Claude A Swanson Peter J Otc,
John Lamb John F Riser William A
"iomg William F Rhea J M Quarter.
John S Rhea S W Mcrall. W Bailcv.
D A DeAnnond John W Jtxkms, John S
Willi tins Chrrles F Jov H D. Claton
R L Henr and John J Jenk ns
Mr Epes died from th effects of a
surgical operation for appenuicitis, which
had been performed thirl -eight hours bc-
tore After the shock of the knife had
worn aw a, he seemed to recover for a
time, but during last evening began to
sink rapidly until the end nine as stated.
He had not been well blnce last Wednes
day when he was forced to leave his seat
in the House and take to his bed
Trom Williards Hotel, where he live I.
he was taken to Garfield Hospital on
Thursdav but the cae had so far devel
oped that his life was despiired of from
the first and the operation v as performed
with little hope b the physicians It is
said that there were complications from
which It would have been impossible for
hiin to recover Mrs Epes is complete!
prostrated, and nas en onl her most in
timate friends since the evert of her hus
band s death She accompanies the re
mains to the place of interment at Black
ston1, a
Svdne P Epes, Representative from the
Fourth MrginK district, was born ii Not
towa countv, a, August 20. 16C3 He
received an academic education in Ken
tuck where his parents moved when ho
was fourteen ears old u ISSi ho re
turned to Virginia and engaged In journal
ism and later edited and published a Dem
ocratic newspaper He was succcsshel
Chairman of the Democratic County Com
mittee of Nottowav count, member of tne
Democratic State Central Committee, and
cnairman or the rourth Congressional Dis
trict Committee
In 1S91 he was elected a member of the
General Assembly to represent the coun
ties of Nottowa and Amelia In 1S95 he
was appointed b Governor O'Ferrall Reg
ister of the Land Office to fill an unex
pired term, and at the following session
of the General Asssembl was elected by
acclamation for the full term
Before the exniration of his term as
register expired he was elected to the
Fiftv -fifth Congress as a Democrat, in op
position to R T Thoip. Republican He
was re-elected to the Tift -sixth Congress
Argument by counsel in the Montana
Senatorial case will be begun on Tucsda,
March 20. at 10 20 a m.
The memorialists against Senator W A
Clark will open and close, the counsel to
address the Committee en Privileges and
Elections being A A Birne, former
United Stated District Attorne for the
District of Columbia and former Senator
The argument for the defence of Senator
Clark v ill be made by former Senator
Faulkner and Roger Foster Six hours will
ba allowed to each side for the presenta
tion of oral argument. The order in which
the several counsel will addres-. the com
mittee will bevdetcrmined later, though It
is the understanding that Mr. Birne will
open for the memorialists and that Mr Ed
munds will close
On the side of Senator Clark it is under
stood that the opening argument will be
.made b Mr Foster and the concluding
argument by Mr. Faulkner In addition
to oral argument, briefs will be submitted
on each side
When the Committee on Privileges and
Elections met this morning. Senator Hoir.
who has been acting chairman during tho
sicknebs of Senator Chandler, announteu
that the preference of the committee was
that printed briefs should be presented b
each side, and that oral arguments should
also be made. Mr. Edmunds ssld that the
proper preparation of the testlrrou for
presentation would take some little time
"It would," he said, "take some time to
go through the masi of testitnon "
Mr Faulkner announced that he was
having made a condensation o the testi
mon of the case, placing In apposition
conflicting evidence on points at issue.
"We have almost finished that part of the
printed testiraon numbered part 7. Part
S will probabl not be delivered to me be
fore Wednesday and for this reason I
think it will take us about two weeks to
get read "
Mr Edmunds said that if the commit
tee demanded the memorialists could
bo read to proceed to argument In one
Mr Birne and Mr. Edmunds said their
side would be satisfied with four hours for
oral argument
Mr Faulkner was of the opinion that
this might not b time enough for his side
to present its cae, as he should like to.
but he was read to accommodate himself
to the wishes of the committee
Mr Hoar said that on the whole the
committee was opposed to long speeches,
but because of the character of the coun
sel engaged, he thought the committee
would be inclined to extend the time of
counsel rather than to limit it. and he
would therefore allow six hours to each
side, associated counsel to divide the time
between themselves as the should see fit
The members of, the committee present,
Mesrs Hoar, PeitiK Turlev, Pritchard,
Harris and McCornSs 'retired to the room
of the Committee on Commerce for consul
tation Upon returning, Mr. Hoar an
nounced that oral argument would be heard
on Tuesda March 20, beginning at 10 20
a. m The committee would make no or
der for the interchange of briefs but would
request that opposing counsel would fur
nish each other with a cop of thir brifs,
and that members of the committee should
also be furnished with briefs on the Satur
dav preceding the Tuesda set aside for
"The case is now closed," said Mr Hoar,
'though, of course, if evidence shall ap
pear which will be deemed of sufficient im
portance, the committee will have the right
to consider it "
The committee then adjourned There
was a small attendance, only one or two of
the principal figures in the case being pres
ent Neither Senator Clark, Charles W.
Clarl' John B Wellcome, W M Bickford,
A J Steel. Mr John S M Neill was pres
ent when the case, so far as the taking of
teatimon is concerned, was closed
.Mexican Troops Ilout the Insurcent
IlcdskliiN at Iprundn.
OAKAKA, Mexico. March 3 General
Bravos' Government troops have made an
aggressive advance against the Mayas In
dians in the state of Yucatan during tho
last few das His army is now with.n
a few miles of Santa Cruz, the main
stronghold of the rebels. An attack on
their stronghold will be made early next
w eek.
The Mayas were strongly entrenched at
Aguada. their force numbering 3,000 well
armed men Six hudred Mexican troops,
commanded b General Bravos in per.on,
attacked them and drove thetn from tho
trenches. Thirt-two Indians were killed.
Judsre Field Taken the Gubernatorial
Coul st I nder Consideration.
LOUISVILLE, Ky, March 3 Former
Report That a Congressional Joint
Committee Will Be Appointed.
The Despatch Ilont Dolphin Belujy
Overhauled In Preparation for the
Vojaceeedn of the Island to Be
InestlKnted h the Senators and
llenrexen tat Ives A ho Are .tamed.
The overhauling of the despatch boat
Dolphin has resulted In several Interest
ing reports concerning the vessel's mis
sion in the very near future. The Dolphin
is to be put into the bst possible shapo
and it will be first used, after tho repairs
have been completed, to convey the Houe
Governor Bradley closed his argument in i Coamitee on Naval Affairs to Newparr.
the gubernatorial agreed case at neon, and
Judge Held took the case under consider
ation He will render a decision next
Should Field decide tnat Beckham Is tne
legal Governor, then the Republicans vvi.l
appeal to the Supreme Court of the United
States on a writ of error.
In nt
V Storm Irijmes n Telephone I'
to the I 'i tent of $100,000.
CLEVELAND, March 3 Ail street rail
way traffic in the city is again open and
cars were running on nearly schedule time
last night. With the exception of Berea
Line, of the Cleveland, Berea, and Elyria
Road, all of the suburban lines were also
open Ever since the great storm was at
its height on Wednesday night all street
car traffic has been tied up
About 8,000 telephones are out of service
and 4 COO miles of wlre3 dovn. Six hun
dred men are at work repairing damage to
telephones There was a slight thaw yes
terda and It loosened up things somewhat,
but it froze solid agamt at night Assist
ant Manager Denaple, of the Western Un
ion Telegraph Companv, placed the com
pan's loss here at $100,000
tlllvi.luUce Methodist Ministers Criti
cise HI in ffir DrinUincr W inc.
MILWAUKEE, Wis , March 3 President
McKinley has been severely censured by
the Milwaukee Methodist Ministers' Asso
ciation, of this cit, for drinking vine at
the banquet given in his honor at the Ho
tel Pfister, October 16 A letter of protest
in the form of a round robin was sent to
Mr. McKinle Informing him that a good
member of the Methodist Church does not
drink wine and scoring him in 9eere
The ministers refue to give out a copy
of the letter, but one sentence of the robin
contains these words "We have a hard
enough fight against the liquor tratfie all
the time without having to faee the addi
tional influence of a Methodist President
who comes to our city and at a publie ban
quet drinks every kind of wine on the
menu "
The action of the rnlnfsters has been kept
quiet for some time. A committee was ap
pointed to investigate the charges agaiast
the President and it is claimed that undis
putable evidence was secured that the
President sampled all the wines on the
MIh.au"-ee menu
News, Va, where the shipbuilding works
will be thorougnly inspected.
This trip will be made at the invitation
of the Secretary of the Navr. aad the mem
bers of the House Conwilttee on Naval
ffpirs will leave here Friday. While at
Newport New 3 they will inspect the new
battleship Kearsarge, whicn was placed fa
corom3sIon ten days ago
The decision to take th trip grew out of
Secretary Long's appearance before the
Naval Committee this week In connection
with the increase of the Navy. In the
course of a dia-ussion of the merit of
large battleships Secretary Long said that
he wished the members of the eemratUea
could e? the Kearsarge, which he deatria
pd as the largest and best battleship in the
Navy. The Secretary told the eomntfttse
men that they would learn much frm a
visit to and inspection of the vessel, aad
said he v ould place the Dolphin at tb dis
posal of the committee if it wanted ta g.
The committee subsequently accepted the
Invitation and ordexs have been fostied to
Lieut. Commander W H. H. Sautbrliml,
the Dolphin's commander, to have hfe ship
ready for the trip by Friday next. The
committee is particularly anxious to see
the wo-kmga of the double-deck turrets on
the Kearsarge. the first esse! of tlw Nary
on whih they have been installed
The trip, it Is said, will extert over
several days and Secretar Lag ay ac
company tne committee
It is also stated that the Dolphin, after
its return from the Norfolk trip, will be
turned orer to a Jint committee frsra the
Senate and House for a voyage to Porto
Rico. There was a rumor today at the
Navy Department to the effect that a
Congressional committee will he appelated
very soon for the purpose of conducting
an investigation of affairs in the Wand of
Porto Rico This committee, it is said,
will be emrowered to enquire into the
actual condition of the islanders and study
the commercial relations of the United
Sta-es and Porto Rico It will also inves
tigate the capacity of the natives for self
government and report an the Improve
ments needed in the island. It was satd
todav that tba rssoiution calling for tfra
appointment of the joint committee refer
red to will be latroduced in Congress Im
mediately followmg the action of the Sen.
ate on the Porto Rican Tariff bill.
Vniericnn inIiassador to Be Honor
ed lf CilliilinrRli I'nli ersitj .
LONDON, March 3 The. Faculty of
Edinburgh Universitv has necided to con
fer the degree of LL D on Joseph Choate,
Eleanor A. Ormerod, the noted etmolo-gist
To Be llaiiKetl nt the District Jail on
Ma j 3X Aext.
Frank Wr Funk was sentenced today by
Justice Cole to be hanged in the District
jail on May 11 next, between the hours of
12 noon and 2pm, for the murder of
William H Brooks
This is the, date upon which Justice Cla
baugh some das ago decided Benjamin H
Snell shall die for the murder of Lizzie
Weisenberger on August C, 1899
Governor Tanner Una a Belnpsc.
SPRINGFIELD, Ills , March 3 Gover
nor Tanner suffered a relapse yesterday,
but his phvsicians say there is nothing
alarming in his condition, despite sensa
tional rumors that have been circulated.
Dr J N Dhon, his attending physician,
said today the relapse was caused by an
attempt of the Governor to eat solid food
after doing well on a diet of liquid foods
X Jnil Breaker neennlurcd.
" Frank Sirbaugh, the one-legged mou
who broke jail here, was captured Thurs
da at a farmhouse near Hancock by Wil
liam Dill and Charles Coughlan, of Berke
ley Springs He is charged vith com
plicitv fn th Kcsler double murder at
Magnolia lewis Flack, charged with
theft, who also escaped, is .Jill at large
Yrsriimcnt Acnliivt (Jlvluir the Penn
sIvaulan a Senate Sent.
In the Senate toda the resolution aga nst
the seating of Matthew S Qua, as Scsa
tor from Pennshania, vas taken up, and
Mr Ross addressed the Senate in support
of the resolution and against Mr. Quin's
right to a seat
He argued that the framers of the Con
stitution had not intended to provide for
the negleci of a State Legislature to dis
charge its dut and fill a vacanc in the
Senate If that vacanc were not filled it
was the fault of the State in having elect
ed a Legislature which rciused or ne
glected to perform its duty
The Quay matter went over without ac
tion, and Mr. Teller of Colorado made
some remarks on the subject of the confer
ence report on the Financial bill
A resolution, offered b Mr Petigre.v,
was agreed to, calling on the Secretar of
War for the record of the court-martial
in the case of Lieut. Col H C Corbin,
held at Chattanooga, In 1S64-C5, together
with all evidence submitted, and the re
port of Col Thomas J. Morgan in regard
to the connection of Lieut. Col Corbin
with the operations of the First Colored
Resolution I'rov idintr for the Pxint
inic of IOO.OOO Copies.
Senator Kle has introduce 1 a resolution
providing for the printing of 100,000 copies
of the report of the Indus'nal Commission
70.000 for the use of the House, 25,000
for the use of the Senate, and 3,000 for
the use cf the Industrial Commi sion. Tho
report and Senator Kvles resolution were
referred to the Senate Committee on
Printfug The committee has asked the
Government Printing Office far an estimate
of the cost of printing 100.0CO copie.
The Commission departed from the usual
custom in sending its report to Congres8.
The report was printed, indexed digested,
and cross-referenced. The more than J.SOO
pages have been stereotped, and the on!
cost in printing the large editions will
be that of the presawork, pper. gathering,
and stitching
Senators and Representatives as well as
the members of the Commission, are al
readv receiving many requests from all
parts of the country for copies cf tne te&ti
inonv and report
The Coi. -verted mht Oneida (o He
Loaned to Them.
Assistant Secretary Charles H. Allen of
the Navy, has notified Commander Robert
P. Hains, of the District Naval Reserves,
that the converted vacht Oneida will be
loaned to them for a practice vessel. Tho
Oneida was built for Eagcne Tompkins of
Boston, and is a staunch 'ittle vessel She
now lies at the Norfolk Navy 'iard, but
will be brought up the river in aoout two
weoLs, and taken in charge by the Dis
trict Naval Reserve.
The Oneida is a steel schooner, and was
built at Bath, Me . in 1SJH Sue has a dis
placement of lo0 tons, and her type of
engine is the single- screw verticle in
verted triple expansor. Ker indicated horse
power is 3C0 and her complement 2 offi
cers and 22 men
VI leered Kffort to f.nin Possession
of the SiiIii 'nds.
Private information has bees received
In Washington by mail from Manila that
about sis months ago a German wsraaip
visited the Suits Islands and aa ofiScer of
the vessel endeavored to persuade the Sal
tan to declare himself ami fs pMnrasntens
under the protection of the German erown.
The sender of this information says that
the Sultan rejected the attempt to get him
to repudiate his acknowledgement of
American authority.
While this report would hardlv hare re
ceived credence here a few weeks ae. tne
suspicion that Germany is behiad Snain's
attempt to regain the island" of Stbtttn awl
Cayagan Snlu on the claim that the were
not transferreJ to the United States by
the Paris Treat, falls in closelv with the
new information. The maa responsible
for the statements concerning the visit of
the German -varsnip to the Sulii group,
is described a thoroughly reliable
No answer has been returned by the
Government to the representations of
Spain about Slbutu and Caagan Sttiu. An
examination of international law and geo
graphical and historical authorities b
ing made by direction of the Secretary of
State to ascertain if there is anv warrant
for Spain s claim The statement was
made todav by an official concerned in the
matter that nothins had ben discovered
et to change the opinion of the Defwrt
raent that the entire possessions of Spain
in th Pht'ippine archipelago whether la
claded within the boundaries set forth in
the Peace Treat or not were- transferred
to the Inited States
The TTonse Committee Postpones Ac
tion Until ext WeeK.
The House District Committee today
gave a hearing to- delegations of Washing
ton business men who are interested in
bills for cheaper telephone rates A large
delegation from the Citizens' Committee,
re-enforced b Baltimore business men
wno are interested In the Washington
Telephone Company, appeared It included
Samuel Rosa of Washington George W.
Webb of Baltimore, and other incorpora
tors and stockholders
T C Daniel, or Washington, appeared In
tavor of the Columbia Compan The Dis
trict Committee decided after hearing the
arguments of all present to postpone ac
tion until next Wednesday This decision
is significant In view of the statement of
one of the members of the committee to
the effect that the Chesapeake and Poto
mac Telephone Company will also submit
a proposition to reduce the present rates
of that company to meet the popular de
mand for cheaper sen Ice.
, Sf on y f licrs cxccUeC bunua
O0 ! Strccl '
S J B'ock,
Ilcccintrt From the Philippine.
The War Department received a cabled
statement today showing that the total re
ceipts from the Philippine Islands for the
month of February, 1900, was ?42G,42J, of
which amount $357,000 was derived from
the customs sources
K1" to Baltimore and Rctarn via
Br . O. Siiturdnj and Sniul.ij-,
f.rch 3 and i, good for return until following
Monday Tickets good on all trains except Royal
The Senator' "Wife Considerably Im-s-
n roved Toilny,
Mrs Thomas C. Flatt, wife of the New
York Senator, who has been ill at the Ar
lington Hotel for the past month, has ex
perienced a change for the better and her
condition this morning was considerably
Improved There is no immediate con
cern for apprehension.
Frank H Piatt, the son of Senator PlatL
arrived last night from New York and is
with his mother. Senator Piatt is detained
at New York cit and Albany by very Im
portant business
A Veteran Frorcn to Death.
CUMBERLAND, Md , March 3 John D.
More, a Union eteran, was fo md frozen
stiff within 100 yards of his home, near
Hyndman, fourteen miles north of Cum
berland Thursday. His face was frozen in
the ice, and it was necessary to use a
chisel to get his body ooae. He ealutel
at the outbreak of the civil war, serv.n
in both the Thirteenth and One Hundred
and Tenth Pennsharia Regiments.
lei.tml Liiidslev to Ileeoite Olio-Half
of .in Kstute.
The litigation over the estate of tne lns
Cleland Limhrfe has been ended by n aot
tlemeut out of court Mr. Lisdwley who
had been a resident of Washington alt his
life, died in March last, leaving n will
wherein he bequeathed $1 to hte son, Clel
nnd Llndilev jr. and the tnillt of his es
tate, affr the payment of certain tagn
cies to charitable institutions, to hte sin
ter. Mrs. da Dorse, of this cit.
The will was contested bv Cletaad I.intwv
lej". jr . and after negotiations lasting sev
eral montns. a compromise has jnot ban
effected whereby Mr. Lindsley jr , reeefvaji
one-half of the estate, whieh is appraisal
at about ?0,000.
Messrs. Berry Minor appeared for
Mr. Llndslev. jr. while Mrs Dorsov was
represented b Messrs Hamilton & Colbert.
SIshted the Derelict Sarah E. "Ward.
NORFOLK, Va , Marcn 3 Capt J. E.
Gait, of the British steamship Mon:pcl!-r
from New Orleans to Havre aid T.ond n.
which was at Lambert's Pain; esterda
for bunker coal, reportel hainrj sighted
thi derelict lumber-laden schooner Sarah
E Ward thirteen miles ff Cape Ha't ras.
The Ward's crew has been landed n Nov
York. The derelict is a raena... tJ navigation.
Officer of the Revenue Cutter er-
lee to Vtteud.
At the invitation of the Secretary of tho
Navy, officers of the Revenue Cutter Ser
vice, a branch of the Treasury Department,
will attend the summer course of the Ni
val War College at Newport and partici
pate in the discussions of strategical ques
tions Army officers will attend the course
also At least two and perhaps four Revenue
Cutter officers will be sent to Newport. 3nd
one of them will read a paper pertaining
to bia service.
Iliuern le Dtnamite.
CH TTANOOGA. Tenn . March S Yes
terday at the mines of the Aetna Coal
Companv, near Whiteside, Tenn a loco
motive was blown tip with dynamite. Tho
mirers at this place have been ov a strike
for about three months and it in botfev$tl
thej destroyed the engine The miners are
out of r"one and supplies and ar getting
Dai Id It. Hill Nou-G'oitiniittal.
ALB NY, X. Y., March 3 Former Gov
ernor David B. Hill was asked today If lies,
expected to be one of the big four from
this State at Kansas City. His reph was:
"I am practising law now."
SplJlZ To Baltimore mid He- flJTS
turn -via PemiHj It an In Itallroad.
Tietxcts on a e Saturdiv ard Surdy Vlarch 1
and t. en cl t rrt r- ntil Monday, Mj tt 5.
( All train cxl p. t L0rcss.ocal Liuutcd.

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