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Th* thermometer ranged as follows at" Tb? Titn*e office yesterday: ?? A. M., 40; S3 St.,?6; 3 ?P.M.. 49; CP. M.; 42; SI'. M.. 4?; 32 M.? 41. Average temperature, 42.?.? VOL. 15. SO. 45. RICHMOND. TA. SAT?EB?Y. MARCH 31. 1900. V?retela aeJ aCortln^CaroUi?-??^ Saturday end Ondar; fresi? not? M ?est "?lad?., ?"'? y s$ 3 PMGE iw? CENTO. ms SENATE CHAMBER Mr. Pet?is Convulsed the Dignified Members. SPARKLED WITH WIT. The Speech Funniest Heard in Many Years. PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE. The Day Devoted to Consideration of ?Vai? Claim? ? Conference' Itcport on Diplomat i?: and Consular Ap? propriation Dill Adopted. Day Sci Aside fot?Trib? ute to 31 r.sTuit le WASHINGTON, March SO.?Merriment swept away the traditional dignity of the Sonate to-day. Staiti sticklers lor Sena? torial decorum literally held their sides and shouted with (laughter, while the . crowded galleries Joined in the laughing tumult which not the faintest effort was mude to restrain. Senator Peltus, of Alabama the oldest member of the body?his age toeing only a few months short of lour-score years? deiivorci.1 the (funniest speech heard with? in the Senate Chamber in many years. It. sparkled with wit and bubbled over with humor, its sarcasm was keen, but not bitter, and even those who were the victims of It could not but enjoy Its per? fect good humor and ils unalloyed fun. Throughout it all "Mr. I'etlus whs- as solemn as if he Avere delivering a funeral oration. Mr. Proctor, of Vermont, delivered a forceful argument in support of free trade with the island ot" P?rtu Rico. . Considerable progress wat made with the Porto Itican measure during the day, most ?jf ihe committee amendments and several offered by Senators being disposed oif. ."?.ir. Depew, of New York,- ar.d Mr. Spooner, o? Wisconsin, gave notive "that they woii'd speak on Monday on the l'orto (Itican bill. 1 O?W UIOAX ?TOLL ' Consideration of the l'orto Kican bill was (then ' resumed and Mr. Proctor spoke. He approved the .civil govern- j ir..'iit feature of the pendine bill, and re- j gretted that, on account of the tariff ? provision he could not vote for It. \As \ ?to the .free trade proposition, creating a precedent for the Philippines and Cuba, J:e said it will be lime to cross those rivers when we reach them, and he pre? dicted the crossing then would mot be difficult. Congi-ess, he said, is a creature of Ihe Constitution, und. mit the reverse. Mr, Peltus then : poke, lirst .discussing constitutional features of the measure. '??? are governed," he said, "in cur re-, lations with ib?rse territories by ihe law . of nation!; as far as they arc applicable; The idea is that when territory is ceded to a nation that nation cannot nccessa ic'.y exercise the power:; of Its former owners. It?must exercise sway in accord? ance with Its own limitations. When we took these islands we took them with . the. limitations of exercising only such ' pu wer over them as was possible in the ?condituins of the Un? ted States.'? I From this forv.ar.l. Mr. Pittus' speech ; ?was pus.?nal in its application. Contadera 1:011 of the amendment .was re? sumed. The pending amendment was that of Mr. Morgan, providing that the ??JnHed Stntes, In exdvaiigins Uie l'orlo Kkaii -.Oins l'or United Stales money, ?a'?ould pay one hundred cents. iiist.-:nt ot sixty cents, for each of ihe l'orto itican pesos After s..-iie discussion the amendment was defeated, 12 to ;.:.. KXCHANGB i>F MONEY. : The committee amendment as to ex? change of money was then adopted. Mr. peitus offered a Se?ale substitute for section 12, a provision declaring that ihe ??constitution and laws <>t the Unite! ] States sh-iT*. have the same force and effect in Porto Rico as in other territories of the l.'nited States." it was d.'Iealcd, 13 to 33. Mr. Lindsay, of Kcnnrcky. offered an arr.oin?nicni striking out the provision in section 15, t'i:i.i t!ie Governor should par? ticipate in ieg-i:-iati 11. It was not deem? ed wise that the Governor should be part ?if the legislative power of the it-land and ."houli! hi'.v? power to veto against it. This would inif<e tlie Governor an autocrat. Mr. Foraker accepted the amendment: Mr. Allen offered an aneiK?ment to ?lc.-imi.itc Torto Pico as a territory of the United States. v ; lu the spirited colloquy that followed between Mr. Forak -r and Mr. Allen, thy latter declared his belief in proyidinfi "this anomalous 1*011=ressi on al amend? ment," "I resent ih.it charge/' said Mr, l-'oruker with evid-nt feeling. *'I deny that there is any rsuvJh thing. The Senator when he sp-*aks s?r? is wlil-t ut any warrant whatever I do not knojv why the Senu tor uses language which is offensive and wh'ie?i 1 fear is Intended to be to." Mr. Allen disclaim.?! any relic? tion on ?Mr. Korakcr. ' * At 4:15 P. M. th?? Senate adjourned. In tin? House. WASHINGTON, March 00.?The House devoted the day to war claims. ?The bill to remunera!?? the British Cable Com ?linny for expenses incurred in repairing the Malay cable cut by Admiral Dewey was consigned to oblivion, as .was the bill to refer to the Court of Claims *the claims of citizens of certain border coun? ties of Pennsylvania,*.who suffered losses during th?; various incursions into that State during the civil war. This hill has been before Congress ior over flfteen years, and involves about $3,??'>0.00(). Three bilis were passed?to refer the cluims of George ??. Lawrence (involving G&7.000). In connection with the construc? tion of the monitor Wassnc, to the Court o? Claims; to *efcr ihe claim of Hiram Johnson and others, for cotton burned hi ICast Tennessee by ?he Confederate forces, to the Court of Claims. This House early resolved itself into Committee of the Whole to consider these -claims. When the Pennsylvania c?t?reens* claim came up Chairman Mahau, of the AYar" Claims Committee, explain? ed the losses were In property taken or destroyed during: the civil war by Stu? art's raid In 1K62; i^ee's Invasion of Pcnn ?ylvania. IS?, and Early's raid in 1SG4, when Cham-bersburg was destroyed. All these claims,.he said, had been proved under acts of the Pennsylvania Legisla? ture. They were based upon the con? stitutional guarantee of the United States to protect the State against In? vasion. If the court decided that the claimants had no rights that was the ???? of the matter. By a vote of, ?-3. to 53. the committee, \ refused to lay "the MIL aside . .-?rith a ?favorable ??commendation, ?ad It was laid on the table?52 to 27. ' ' The conference report on the diplo? matic and Consular appropriation bill was presented and adorned. The'House affirmed the action of the Committee of tho Whole in each in? stance. Saturday, April 21st, was set aside for paying tributo to the memory of the late Representative Settle, of Kentucky. At 5:03 P. M. tho House adjourne.d. , ?'-???_ NAVAL POLICY BOARD. The First Meeting Called Tor April 15th?The Plan?; Outlined. WASHINGTON. March SO.?The. first meeting of the"'Naval Policy ?Board has been called for April 15th, and thereafter the board probably will meet once a week until it has reduced its work to routine /orm. The work of the board will be without precedent. The intelligence bureaus of", the "War and Navy Departments have endeavored to compile and have in shape for use in case of hostilities information respect? ing the resources in a warlike way of other nations, -but this has been merely incident to other dutie?. The Policy Board is to undertake this work on larger lines, and probably will be guided by "European methods. It will be its business to provide in advance and have ready for instant- use com? pletely worked out plans of naval cam? paigns, offensive and defensive, applica? ble to any maritime power with which the T'n?ed States may ,by any possi? bility come into any hostile conflict^ ?n the future. The preparation of these plans involves an enormous amount of work, theoretical and practical. The AVar Cullege will probably be called upon io assist in the work. Another branch of the work will be the preparation of the plans for naval opera? tions when the navy is called upon to act in conjunction with the army. PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. Instruct ions tn bo Given Discussed by the Cablimi. WASHI.IXK5TO-N, March 30.?The Cabi? net to-day discussed the instructions to be g-ivert to the new Philippine Commis? sion to be formally communicated to the commissioners within a day or two. It is known that it is the purpose of the President to make- the civil govern? ment of the Philippines represented by the Commission superior to the military In all matters pertaining to the govern-? ment of t!hr islands, not strictly military in character. ... Secretary Gage occupied some time at to?-day*s Cabinet session in making a statement of the receipts and expenditures of the government. The Secretary is of the opinion that the present rate of taxation might safely be reduced to some extent, and it was with a view to a possible recom? mendation to Congress by the President on the subject tliat the Secretary made his statement. To Completo the Church. P.ev. Or. William 13. Hatcher has re? turned to the city, and will occupy his pulpit at Grace-Street "Baptist Church to-morrow. Hi: will make clear to his congregation the need of completing the new church at once, and ask their co? operation in an effort to accomplish the desired work. *Ir. 13. C Harrison Elected. At the meeting -of the State School Board yesterday Mr. E. C. Harrison was elected to fill the vacancy caused bv the death of Mr. Samuel A). Alulford-, ?s Su? perintendent of Public ,Schools of Charles City County: Damon Lodge Meets. An enjoyable meeting was held at Mar? shall Hall last night, when Damon Lodge, ?No. 7, Knights of Pythias, met and re? ceived the members of other lodges. A banquet followed, which was very much enjoyed. Dr. 31 ef? ? ?re's Condition. Dr. Hunter McGuire was resting quietly last night, and there was no decided culai ige In his condition. BARRICADED IN THE JAIL CELL A Convict Knocks His Jailer Down in A m hurst and Escapes?Spite Work in Bedford. LYtNOHBU'RG. ArA.. alaren 30.?Special. A negro named Isaac Mickles has barri? caded himself in his cell in the city jail and defies his keeper. At noon to-day he tore up the floor of Iris cell with a piece of sewer pipe and placed the heavy beams across the door, lie had armed himself with a number iof large rocks Which he secured under the floor, and declared that he will kill the livst man who enters. Not wishing to injure or maim him. the authorities are using per? suasive means, but the negro, who, it is feared, has lost Ms mind, still holds the fort, -if he does not surrender to-mor? row morning the Fire Department will be called on to suppress him with a heavy stream of water. William Tucker, who was convicted in the Amherst County Court for setting fire to Mr. William Carter's barn and sentenced to eight years in the peniten? tiary, escaped this morning by knocking down the man who brought him break? fast. The people of Aipherst Courthouse and vicinity have turned out and are scouring the country in all directions, and much excitement is said to prevail. A few weeks ago Charles Moorman, son of Mrs. L. G. -Moorman, was knocked down at -his home, near Bellevue. Bed? ford county, and lay out doors all night in an unconscious condition. Early yes? terday morning Mrs. Moorman's- barn was set on fire and was burned to the ground?. It is thought tho perpetrators were seeking revenge. Intense indigna? tion has been aroused. The authorities have a clue, and arrests are expected. DISTURBANCES NEAR TIEN TSIN. Tliej* are Apparently Caused l>j? Secret Societies. LONDON, March SO.?The Parliamen? tary Secretary of the Foreign Office. 'Mr. Broderlck. replying in -the House of Commons to-day to a cjucsrion un the subject, confirmed" the reports that dis? turbances had occurred in the neighbor? hood of Tien Tsiu. saying they were ap? parently caused by the secret societies. He added that the foreign representa? tives had called on China to remedy the matters; the ???-ernor of the Province In which the disturbances had occurred, h_ad been recalled and a new Governor had been appointed. The Under-Secretary also said that two British WHr ships had gone to Ta ku, to protect British lives and property. CARNIVALWEEK, RICHMONP, MAY 14 TO 19. SUPREME COURT GIVES OPINION Declares Commissioner of Valuation Act Invalid. NO RECORDED VOTE. This Was an Important Oversight on Legislature's Part. OPINION BY JUDGE KEITH. The Law is Declared Null anrt Void on Account of Its Kcuugnancc to llie Constitution, and Lambert is Ordered to be Discharged * l'>oin Custody ?G ? lie Alexandria OHiccrs, In the Supreme Court yesterday a unani? mous order in the. Commissioner o? Aral tiution ease was delivered. The order was read by Judge Keith. Tho distinguish? ed visitors present were: Judge E. C. Minor. Commonwealth's Attorney X>. C. Richardson, Judge James C. Lamb. Hon. Isaac X>iggs, Mr. Hill Montague, Mr. Wyndham R. Meredith, Mr. James Lewis Anderson, Hon. Conway K. ?inds, Col. Thomas AVhitehead, Dr. J. AV. Southall, Mr. W'. A. Townes. Mr. Jamos AV. Gor? don, Mr. John Garland Pollard, Mr. Hill Carter, .Judge Geo. L. Christian, , Attor? ney-General Montague, (Major Charles S. Stringfellow, Hon. 13. B. Mu'nfo'rd, Mr. Evan R. Chesterman. Mr. T. AV. Gardner. Mr. Robt. V. 'Maryc, Mr. Overtoil How? ard. Mr. John Jackson and others. The case that waa chosen foi- the test was that of Lambort vs. Barley, of" Alex? andria. In this case Mr. Lambert, who is assistant cashier of the Citizens National Bank of. Alexandria, declined to answer certain questions asked by Mr. Barley, who had been appointed Valuation Com? missioner for that city. Mr. Lambert was, on a warrant, arrested, and, on habeas corpus proceedings was released on an order from the Supreme Court, 'to appear before that tribunal when wanted. FO^R TEST CASES. There were three other cases embraced ? the test, one from Richmond; one from Norfolk ami one fiom Newport News.. AH phases of the question were embodied in these cases. ..^ _. ... This decision, as to the constitutionality of.the law, of course, annuls the legality of the various appointments that have been made as to commissioners. It will be remembered that the bill was passed by both Houses of the Legislature without recorded votes, and with little consideration, and when the question as to the cfiect of th' law was pointed out. a large number o. legislators presented to the Governor a petition, asking" that, he veto the measure. The Governor de? clined to do so, and the bill was signed. Then the board created by the bill to make the appointments begun its work, and about eighty-five commissioners were chosen. The Mjoard embraced the Audi? tor, che Treasurer and the Second Audi? tor. Leading lawyers throughout the state de? clared the law unconstitutional, and steps were at once taken to test it, -with some of the most brilliant legal lights on both sides. The result is now known. The order of the Court follows: TEXT OF THE ORDER, "."opon a petition for a writ of habeas corpus: And the Court being of opinion that the Act of the General Assembly, en? titled 'An act to provide for the appoint mentment of Commissioners of Valuation, and deliuing their duties.' approved March 5tli, 10*K). carries with it an appropriation of public money, und that section 11, ar? ticle 10, of the Constitution of the State provides that upon t1ie passage of ev? ery such act 'the vote shall be determined by ayes and hoes, and the names of Mio persons voting for and against the sime shall be entered upon the Journals of tho respective houses, and a majority of all the members elected to each house shall be necessary to give it the force of a law,' and it appearing from the records that the vote" was not taken and enter? ed, as provided by said section: and the Court being of opinion that it cannot separate so much of the act as appropri? ates money and hold it to be .bad, while maintaining the validity of the reist of the law, but that not having "|ec-n passed as required by section 11. article 30. above quoted, that no part of the act has the force of a law. "And it 'appearing to the Court that the act aforesaid is null and void by rea? son of its repugnance to -the Constitution of this Slate, therefore it is considered by th-e Court, that the said YV. F. Lambert is illegally detained in custody, and it* is ordered that he be discharged." FOUND DEAD IN BED. ? Mr. A. J. Chandler Dies Suddenly at. His Roai-dinji Honst?.' (Mr. A. J. Chandler was found dead in his bed by ' a servant yesterday morning at his boarding house, No. 912 East Marshall -Street. Very little is known of Mr. Chandler fn tho city. He has been living here for the past year, and was employed in the offices of ? the Chesapeake and Ohio \ 'Railway. He was about fifty-live years i of age, and his death is thought to j have been due to heart disease. His re ? mains were -viewed by Coroner Taylor | yesterday afternoon; an Inquest was deemed unnecessary, and the death cer? tificate signed, giving as the cause of his ' death heart trouble.. Chandler came to ! Richmond from Florida, where he is sai.d 1 to have a wife and child, who were to ? have come to Richmond to visit him next week. . The body was turned over" to some of his friend's, who were asso eia ted with him'in the railway offices. TO RECEIVE THE RETURNS. A Hall to be S.-lec-ti-il for the Purpose. - lineal Politics. ? The City Central Democratic Committee met at Murphy's Hotel last night, and was in session for about an hour. ' The. I question of selecting a suitable hall for ! receiving the returns was d'-s-oussed' at length. G Se\"?'ral members were In favor at secur? ing the Old Market Hall Xar. thl3 purpose. i No linai conclusion wu ?reached with reference to the hall, and Messrs. James ??. Gordon.?" Clyde ??? Saunders, and ? Henry M. Tyler were appointed a commit? tee t? select a suitable hall for the pur? pose of receiving the returns, and report at the next meeting, of the committee, on next Friday night. , ? The public is cordially invited to tho meeting of the'Clay Ward Actives, ut Belvidere Hall to-night. All candidates will be on hand and make speeches. The following candidates paid their assessments to "Treasurer Henry M. Ty? ler, of the .City ?Democratic Committee, yesterday: . . - ? - - Justice of tho Peace, Jefferson Ward Isaac Michael. Common Council?Fred. H. Garber,. Marshall Ward;' Julius A. Honscn, Madi? son Ward. Clerk of the Hustings Court?Walter Christian. FRENCH VICTORY. Cereal the Arab Army at Inriihr, Kill fnjjSix Hundred. PARIS, March .???2:23 P. M.?Ar. ofTicIal account has been issued of the victory of the French troops over the Arab army at lnrahr, which assembled with the ob? ject of attacking the Fr.ench expedition which recently occupied the Oasis of Insalali, southwest or Algeria. The French learned ?G the scheme and decided to storm the enemVs position, which was successfully carried March 19th by a column led by .Lieutenant-Col? onel Eu. The town was lirst bombarded and then stormed', the Arab warriors making their hist stand in the Mosques. They left six hundred men killed and one ,hun??*ed wounded on the iield'. I In addition four hundred and fifty pris? oners were taken. Tho French losses were nine native soldiers killed', 'thirty-eight wounded and two officers wounded. . ? ANTHONY DID THE CUTTING. "?mise" HarffiOvr, l?o of Fu?r?istic Kami?, C mies ?fl' Second liest. "Judge" Hargrove, a negro of pugilistic fame, met Sidney Anthony, aitbther negro, last night, and the two Imme? diately engaged in an exciting fisticuff, which ending in a cutting -scrape, with Anthony doing all the cutting. Hargrove was ?so badly cut about the face that he was unrecognizable. One gash ex? tended seven inches across tho face and another large gash extended over the right cheek. Several other small gashes were made about the head. The ambulance was called to the First Police Station, where Hargrove had been taken, and Dr. Yv\ ??. Parker sewed up the ugly wounds. Tie was later'moved to the Almshouse, where he is in a pre? carious condition. Anthony has been ar? rested and is held to await the result of his victim's injuries. OLD DOMINION AFIRE. The Crew Driven Prom the Pumps by the Severe Heat. NEW YORK, 'March 30.?The ?steamship Old Dominion, formerly of the Old JJo miition bine, now the property of the Jov Steamship Line, plying between New York and Boston, was damaged by tire to-day. She reached her pier last night, and about 3 o'clock this morning fire was discovered in the cargo of gene? ral merchandise, near the engine-room. The crew, which rushed to the pumps, were driven away by the heat, hut the lire department, which was then sum? moned, confined the li?mes to the-lower deck. Total 'loss, $15,000. TOM JONES TO HANG. Two Murder Cases Disposed of by County Court ?p Kaleiiili. RALIOIGIl. N. C. March 30.?Two mur? der cases were to-day disposed of by the County Court here. Alter being out 'for seventeen hours, the jury to-day brought in a verdict of guilty in the case of Tom Jones, tiie negro preacher, who 'last week killed a mother and her five children, and then -set firn to the house and burned the bodies. I In was sentenced to be hanged here on Friday, May 11 til; George Lee. a Ifi ficen-year-old negro hoy, was found guilty of murder in tho second degree for poisoning his sister. last October, in an attempt to kill hor hus? band, iv.-'th whom he was mad. '.Lee was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment in the .penitentiary at hard labor. i-.-.-i Morales nuc? Gonzales Mangcri. MANILA. March 30.?6:15 P. M.?Morales -and Gonzales, who were found guilty of murdering a countryman, were hanged at noon to-day in the plaza in front of the church at San Cirios, province of Pan gasinan. an 'ofl'teer of the Seventeenth infantry presiding at the execution, which was 'witnessed by ithe principa: citizens of the place. There was no demonstra 'tion. Cornell, ?O: Oooritia, ?. ATLANTA. GA.. March 30.?The Cornell base-ball team defeated the University of Georgia here to-day by ? ??ore of 20 to 3. D1N?RDISHEST0 BOMBARD POLICE Demented Negro Takes Forcible Posession of a House and Has Things His Own Way. Dick AYalkcr, a negro, supposed to be insane, last. night ai'.er forcibly taking possession of the house- of Kez?ah Drew, No. 124 North Eighteenth Street, and put? ting the Inmates to flight, demolished everything within reach and bombarded with dishes three polieirneii ' who dared question his right to undisputed sway. After a hard fought battle of about i7.ilf an hour. Walker was finally captured and locked up In th? First Police Station. Kezilah Drew is the proprietor of a boarding-house, and vrh?n AVulker un? ceremoniously made his appearance, . a commotion was caused. AYalkcr immediately announced that he wanted matters all his own way" and in? tended to have them such. He crnphli sUzedfris remarks by hurling a few dishes at the heads of those who. dared raise? objections, and soon had the room all to S-iimseif: the Inmates having started out on a hunt for a policeman. The fact that AYalker v.-as for the ; most part wrapped in thought and. wore very little wearing apparel-of any other character,, did .not bother him greatly. : When Officer Kuhn appeared on the ?scene, the blue coat and. helmet imme-. ?lately became a target for' all kinds of crockery. Then Officers : Mathews ;and i -Crai ? were summoned :-.. to ; reinforce him. ;Tfc&'thr<?e anally, nuuiaged to takc^Valker; !.prisoner. ;.? ?.-.; .?.t_u _?-.?..";,;'-\-?.?., ? . . THE BRITISH WIN ANOTHER BATTLE Boers Driven Off After a .Stiff Fight CONSIDERABLE FORCE British Lost Seven Officers and One Hundred Enlisted Men. - THE PROGRESS TO PRETORIA. Lord Itoberts' Advance Will Probably Consist ? G ? Series of F ???tits ot F hi? Sort ? Mcthueu's Recall Was Probably Duo to the Need of His Transports to Recruit 11 is Losses. LONDON, March 31.-4:15 A. M.?The head of the army ot Lord Roberts Is now about twenty-one miles north of Bloemfontein. It occupies a cluster of hills won from the Boers after a stiff fight, in which the British lost seven officers and one hundred men. The Boers had been using these kopjes as a base for marauding bands that have been beating up the country adjacent to Blopinfontein for supplies, driving off cattle and forcing non-res:stent Free Staters into their ranks again. The enemy must have been in consid? erable force, as Lord Roberts sent 8G300 infantry and 3.00O cavalry against them. Lord Itoberts" progress to Pretoria will probably consist of a series of such for ? ward movements, in which Boers' posi? tions will be attacked by a -portion of the army advancing rapidly with "wheel, transport, the main army coming up as the railway is repaired. Lord Roberts Is stripping the forces in the minor spheres of operations of their wagons and transport animals in order to hasten the advance. This is understood to be the reason why he recalled Lord Methuen from Barkley A\rest to Klmber ley. Lord Roberts had to have Methuen's transports. Tihe reason why a hot chase was not made after Commandant Olivier Is that Lord Roberts did not wish to wear out the cavalry troops. General Frofich lost ".COO horses in the relief of Kimberley and the pursuit of General Cronje. Lord Roberts lost ",000 transport cattle at Watervaal Drift, and it is estimated that he has lost 1,000 other animals since the forward movement began on February lath. The rebellion throughout the northwest districts of Ca?po Colony Is almost sup? pressed. Tlie Goth will sail to-day (.Sat? urday) with six hundred men for St. Helena to guard General Cronje and 4,000 prisoners. BOERS DEFEATED. Driven From Kop.jos Near Karec Sid - ing Station. LONDON, March SO.?9:20 "P. M.?The AVur Office has issued the following: "From Lord Itoberts to the Secretary ?G War: , " 'Bloemfontein, March 30.-2:25 P. M.? j Owing to the acticity of the enemy on 1 our immediate front, and their hostile : action towards the burghers who surren? dered under the terms of tny -proclama? tion, I found it necessary to drive them from -some kopjes they had occupied near the Karee Siding Station, a few miles south of Brandfort. The operation was successfully carried out by the Seventh (Tucker's)' Division, assisted by the First and Third Cavalry Brigades, tinder French and LeCallaise, regiment of mounted infantry. The. enemy retreated to Bra?idfort and our troops now hold the kopjes. j " Our casualties were: Scottish Bor I derers?Killed, Captain Going; wounded? I Captains Sellar, Luard, Peebles, dirge*? ven. and Edwards; Lieutenants Coulson and French, and about one hundred rank and file. " WILL BOMBARD BLOEMFONTEIN. Kruser Warns Women and Children tn Leave tho City Within Five Pays. LOXIDON. March St.?The Bloemfon? tein correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, telegraphing Thursday. March 29th. says: "President Fvruger's latest proclama? tion warns tho women and children to leave Bloemfontein within five days, as iie intends to bombard and. destroy the city and to shoot the burghers whom he captures there. "A'igorous measures have been taken by the 'British to harass marauding bands f of Transvaalers. The latter are -resort? ing to guerilla methods, - chiefly against Free Staters who refuse to'join Kruger." . KITCHENER ADVANCING. line Crossed the Bridge ?t Xorvals . Point With 3.000 Mets. ? LONDON. March 31.?The Bloemfontein correspondent of the Morning Post, tele? graphing Thursday, says: "Lord Kitchener and his staff crossed the temporary bridge at ?Corv?is Pont last night. He had 3,000 men under his command, and left TOO at Prleska. He considers the rebellion crusaed, although I the fire may smoulder for some time." fv JOUBERT BUR?ED. The British Prisoner? Sent a Wreath of Flower?. PRETORIA, Thursday, March 29.?The funeral of General Joubert took place this I afternoon and-was attended by all classes:.: The foreign* military attaches in ??-iforra. | were among those" present, and British" ?officers -who ara prisoners here'sent a vrr?ath. There were universal stem of mourning. . % Could Not Reply " EiONiDCfN. March 30.?In the (House of Commons to-day, theL "Parliamentary Hec TCtary of th? AVar.Office, Mr. Wyndhara. "was -asked whether an." expedition-wiw ..'on Its way to the relief of SlafeV'us. He : replied that the government was preclud ? ???>?:??-?i-y.^-i ' -???? .""".?.' ?.::.::??- ? " --?? ed. on -military grounds, fron? giving in? dications of Lord Roberts* plans. POLITICAL CHANGES. Close Relations Exist Between Great Britain and Portugal. LONDON, March 3t.?The Madrid cor? respondent of the Dally Malt says: "From" Lisbon I heard that with the full authorization of Portugal, stores for the British forces In Khcdesla have been passed over "the Belra Umtall Railway. Very amicable relations exist between Portugal and Great Britain, and some political changes are expected to folto_w the announcement of the Deiagoa award." Bombarded British Camp. PRETORIA, Thursday. March 29.?? j dispatch from Fourteen Streams, north ot ; "Warrenton? Cape Colony, says the Boer.-?, March 20th, opened a bombardment on the British camp tftere and that the Brlt : ish replied feebly and evacuated the p^ace I ; during the night. ! Clements in CofTeyfontcin. ?LONDON, March 31.?? dispatch to the Dally Mail from Coffeyfontein, dated Thursday, March 29th? says: "General Clements' flying column, af? ter a forced march of thirty-seven mites yesterday, arrived here unopposed." LIQUOR MEN WORRIED. The New Ij.-iw is Having a Depressing Kffcct on Them. The liquor men of both the city and county have been aroused over the pre? dicament which the new liquor law is about to [placo them in, some of ,them fearing that they will have to close their saloons. The mew law, which was passed at the last session of the Legislature, allows the liquor dealers thirty days In which to pay their licenses. Along this line the law reads: "That before any application for a license to sell by retail or to keep a malt liquor saloon or an ordinary shall be presented to any court, the applicant shall, in addition to complying with ail I tho other requirements ot this act, first j advertise his Intention ot making such application by posting a (written notice j of such Intention at tbe front door of the county courthouse of the county in which the business is proposed to be conducted, and also at. the place where it is proposed to conduct the said busi- ? ness, for thirty days next preceding the day on which such application shall be presented to the said' County Court, and no County Court shall consider any such application until it shall have been first j proven to Its satisfaction that the notice I required by this section has been, so ? posted." A large number of the liquor dealers t of the county were at the County Court ; house yesterday for the purpose of mak j ing "application to post notices. ! The liquor men of this city do not | know as yet whether or not this law | applies to th-Mr tnisin-ass, and are eager j to get the opinion of the courts on the subject. Judge AVltt. of the Hustings Court, wil!, no ' doubt, ailow them the thirty days as required by law. but as j that length of time has already expired > It Is not yet known what will be done i -with the matter. Mouse aiid a ?!afeli. "What might have been a most destruc? tive tire was averted yesterday morning at an early hour, at -the home ot Mr. \v. S. Brinklcy. No. 118 -South "Washington Street. About 4 o'clock the family was awakened' by the strong odor ot burning cloth. iAn Investigation was made? at once, and revealed that clothing In the bottom of. ti wash-stand was on nre. which was started, no doubt, by a mouse? and a match. The blaze was extinguished without calling the -fire company. Jleall-On Collision, OCAL?A. (FLA.. March CO.?The ?? mossas train ?was wrecked last night at 7:20 o'clock by ?. head-on collision with a wrecking train near itile iWithlacoochee river. C. ?>. Cotney. of Amcrieirs, Ga., was frightfully crushed, dying an hour laiter. Tho engineer, J. M. Benton, was ; severely Injured. Both engines iwere de? molished. THE REPORT OF LIEUT. GILMORE Giving Circumstances of Ambuscade and Capture ?f the.Yorktown's Cutter and Crew.. WASHINGTON, Mhrch 30.?The Navy Department has just received from Ad? miral Watson a copy of the report mad* to him by Lieutenant Gllmore of the.cir? cumstances attending the ambuscade and capture of the Yorktown's 'second cutter and crew at Baler April 12th last. The report is a concise, plain, yet thril? ling account of the strategy at the mouth of the river, which resulted in the loss of Che lives of several sailors, and the taking into an eight months* captivity of the remainder of the little crew. It an pt-ars for the drst time, from .this report, that Lieutenant Gilmore did not violate his orders In entering the river, but did so for the sole purpose of protecting two of the Yorktown's officers whom he had been directed to land. The report, dated on the Flagship Brooklyn. January 8, 1200, says: About 4:30 A. M. of April 12th I left the ship with the second cutter. Ensign* 'Standtey, and a quartermaster as pas? sengers. The boat was armed with a Colt automatic fi-mm gun In the bo Wand the crew with Lee rifles and belts fllled with ammunition. After mentioning the' personnel of the expedition, heretofore announced. Lieu? tenant Gllmore continues: .MUFFLED OARS. "<We pulled in under muffled .oars and landed Mr. Standtey and the Quartermas? ter.' It was just early daylight when we -pulled out of the cove for the river's mouth. On ne?rlng the river I saw that a sentry on one of the numerous stations on the beach had seen us. I thought probably that he also-had.seen us land Mr. Standley." co to let him think that ? had been searching for the river I pulled for It, sounded the bar. ascertained the distance ^of the ship from the river's mouth. and continued in tor about 1,000 yards, sounding slowly and making a rough sketch. This. I thought, would make them believe "that I had landed nobody, but. was . simply survey ins the river. I knew that we would have to sustain the -fire of the enemy as we came out, tbut ? trusted to the Colt to dlsar .range their aim. which at best is not -good. X was quite sure that this would serv? to put them off the idea ot any one landing? . in^ the cove, and I have 'evsry reason to fie lieve it now. ,-;;:? When we rounded the bend and came full on' an out post on solid ?round h? Hailed us and fired a rifle ut alenai. Before 1 could answer th? hail a -?olloy was fired into ?? at dorn? rmnf fm and ICwttMt? ?n ktwl ?ftp** COUNTY SHERIFF WHO KNOWS HOW life of a Prisoner Saved by Prompt Action. DODGED ALLTROUBLE Rea? ,d Danville With His Mao in t Hack.. PLAN TO' TAKE THE PRISONER 'Ihe Offender? Kinsman of the Ma*? dered Man Carried to HotaMow and Fine?! and Then Keleaxed on tbe Promise to Behave Him self?Will Come to ? .cit? atoti d by Ljttchburs. HOUSTON. VA.. March SO.-Speclal.? Th? sheriff and deputies? ?ht left here at 5:30 yesterday evening heavily armed with Emanuel Morton, the negro murderer, tn a close hack, to take him to a place of safety out of the way of threatened moo violence, were turned from their course towards South Boston, and bore toward* Danville. They were followed out of Houston by a man named Mitchell a r 11 rive- of Bneed, the man killed by Mortovi, at Clover lust February, who endtav. . . t> gather a crowd at South Boston : - . ,?.s trie priso? ner from the sheriff and hit guards. A LYINCHER 3T?IPPSD. Mitchell was promptly arrested", and was brought here this morning, lie was tried and fined, and Is now free, but promised to go home and stay there. No further disturbance has occurred.. The prisoner U> either in Danville. or In h-idimg In the country. If the? latter be true, hs will be brought back here to-day? as everything is quiet. There was much anxiety In the com? munity last night, but the peoplo had entire confidence In the courage and so? berness of both the Judge ami sheriff. iSAFELY KM DANVILLE ?HOUSTON. VA.. ?March :?.?Spcci.?*!. Emanuel .Morton reached Danville safely. The County Judge has wired the peniten? tiary authorities to send there fur him. He will, no doubt, go by Lynchburg, and not touch Halifax County. The matter was managed throughout with consummate skill, and much trouble was averted. EVADED LTNCT-FEntS. DANVILLE. VA.? M.irch 30.? Special.? Emanuel Morton v.-as brought to this city to-day from -Houston lit a ctojed- carriage.. He was accompanied by Sheriff Jordan. and Deputies Booth and Elam. The tjegro appears to- haare perfect confidence- o? pro? tection, under the law. The ??heriff am! his men who brought him here ' resort that they left Houston wiltSv tihe negro? Thursday. In leaving, tho jail threats were made from the crowd "he must not leave hero, alive, boys." The sheriff and di.T>"atle3 were heavily armed. They had conducted their prisoner some distance in the direc? tion of Smith Boston, preparatory to catching a tram at that piace? when over? taken by two men on horseback u*nd two men in a buggy. The man were Snead's friends. A SUCCESSFUL RUSE. Expecting trouble the sheriff paused and allowed the men to- paiss. Evidently ex? pecting that the aherlft was en routa to South Boston, tihe men, rode aheud wltJh-i out hesitating. In a short While the rond to- this city was reached a.nd th? sheriff made a bold dash with his man, coming safely tu Dan? ville and cleverly eluding tho men who tad followed the carriage. The sheriffs returned t?-night and Mor? ton will be held here awaiting transporta? tion to the penitentiary. - WHERE THE NIGHT WAS SPENT. -SOUTH BOSTOV. VA., March 30.? ?Special.?Emanuel Morton, colored, who was sentenced at Houston yesterday to eighteen years In the penitentiary, wtu? taken to Danville for safp-keeping. ^Sheriff Jordan left Houston with the pris? oner yesterdy afternoon and spent the night In "the county, about fifteen mile? distant, and arrived safeiy In DunviHe wifih the prisoner this morning. A. M. Mitchell, Who was arrested hero last night, charged with inciting a mob, was taken to Houston this morning. Sir. Hooper No Better. Mr. George J. Hooper, Sr., I? gradually growing .-worse. He Is unable to sleale or to take nourisftwnent, and bis family are prepared for hi? death, which may como at any moment. SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS. Local. ?-There Is no change in Dr. McGuirc's condition. _ ?Arrangements for th?# funeral ot Col. W. F. Wickham. , ?The- condition of Mr. Georse J. Hooper. Sr.. was worse last night. ?The Valuation act Is declared to? be unconstitutional. ?Liquor dealers are embarrassed by a new law. ?Mr. Hotchklss on freight rate?. ?Crazy negro runs amuck and bora bards police. Sica tir. ?The sheriff of Halifax reached Dan? ville after betas out with, his prisoner alt night and dodging a. lynching party at Houston. Mm named Mitchell, who cre? ated the trouble, lined and released. Prison^ wilt be brought here by way ot Lynchburg. ?Body of a supposcu deserter from Norfolk navy-yard found In the river. ?'Varsity defeats Woodberry 'SI to 3. ?Judge Gamete fin?? illicit whiskey dealers In Middlesex. ?Death of Samuel 1G. Parsons, cleric ' of Louisa county. ?Negro prisoner- barricaded In Lynch- , burg jail and delies all comers. ?Convict knocks his jailer down at Amherst and escapes. . ? Young Moorman knocked down In Bedford and lay out all night. Hi? mother'? bam burned. Revenge the sup? posed causa. .?Ponto?Ice safe at Brush's Store? tat Botetourt. broken open and money and stamps stolen. ? General. ?Senator Pettus delivered a humorou? speech in the Senate. " ?._.' ?Report of Lieutenant Gllmore on am? buscade of ToVktown's cutter. ?Cabinet discussed Instruction? ft? Philippine Commission. -?The Mouse spent sreaUr part of tbm day la consideration o? war claim*. Fitrete?. ?Boers driven from a ?luster ot kill? north' of Bloemfontein. Brillate looiw seven oSIcers'aml tOfr ?en;' ?Trouble near Tl*n Tal? "due to'mwMocI?????.? . -Rus??? <i?ma?u* a aai ? itowafc?,.;?-;.-.?.."..'. '?li' .