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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.
V?retela aeJ aCortln^CaroUi?-??^
Saturday end Ondar; fresi? not? M
?est "?lad?., ?"'? y
Mr. Pet?is Convulsed the
Dignified Members.
The Speech Funniest Heard in Many
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
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.
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
After s..-iie discussion the amendment
was defeated, 12 to ;.:..
: 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?
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. ,
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.
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
Dr. 31 ef? ? ?re's Condition.
Dr. Hunter McGuire was resting quietly
last night, and there was no decided
culai ige In his condition.
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.
Tliej* are Apparently Caused l>j? Secret
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.
Declares Commissioner of
Valuation Act Invalid.
This Was an Important Oversight on
Legislature's Part.
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
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?
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:
"."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."
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.
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
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
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. . ?
"?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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 _?-.?..";,;'-\-?.?., ? . .
Boers Driven Off After a
.Stiff Fight
British Lost Seven Officers and One
Hundred Enlisted Men. -
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
Lord Roberts had to have Methuen's
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
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
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. "
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." .
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."
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.
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."
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
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?
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:
"<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**
life of a Prisoner Saved
by Prompt Action.
Rea? ,d Danville With His Mao in t
'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*
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.
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.
?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.
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?
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
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.
-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.
?-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
?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. ?
?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*.
?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
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