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The thermometer nt The Time? office
lwnpcd as follows yesterday: 9 A. M., 86;
J2 Ot, 94; 3 P. ftfc, 90; 6 P. M? SS 9 P. M,,
75; 12 M.f 44. Averago tempertaur*, 82.
VOL.U5. JSG. 81.
Forecast for Tuesday and AVVdnesday:
Virginia?Fair. contiaued warm Tuesday:.
Wednesday, partly cloudy. possihiy
thundcr storms and cooler ln the aftemooa
or ovenlng; fresh south to wrst wlnds.
North Carolina?Fair, continuerl wnrm
Tuesday and probably Wedncaday. winda
mostly fresh southerly.
Outwitted Boers by Bold
Turning Movement.
Members of Free States Volkesraad
Take This Action.
It Will Probably Itcst Tliero a Few
I>ays liut His Cavalry is Pushipg
Ou?Xews of Mafckiiig's Itc
lief is Hourly Lookcd For.
Knd of War Predicted.
in Six Weeks.
LOXDOX, (May 15-4:15?A. M.?GenerH
Buller's turning of tho Biggarsberg posi
tion was effected by a bold movement.
but were making a stand Monday evening
"but were makin a stand Monday evening
at Bleskoplaagto, seven miles from Dun?
dee. The correspondents on the spot re
garded this as a rearguard action intend
cd to cover the retreat of the army. At
ihe same thne General Hilyard took
fnoba, and it is reported that the Boers
withdrew in disorder. i
General Buller, who seems lo be em
ploying his full strengtb, is oxpeoted to
push on. His first marches were forty
five miles in three days. He is thus
breaking into -English territory which
has been administered' for six months by
tlie Trausvaalers as though it were part
of the republic, they holding courts and
(Who Made the Opening Prayer for the Carnival.
lewing taxes. HHs acdess, therefore,
has political as well as miUtary conse- j
While Lord Roberts' Infantry are ciii- ,
centrating at Kroonstadt. where they will
rest for a day or two, his horsemep have, |
penetrated elghteen miles northward. ln i
the sQuadron which cut the railway fif- ;
teen miles bevond Kro nstadt was tne |
American scout. Frederick Burham. Two t
hundred Boers Who had hldden in the ,
river jungles; near Kroonstadt, to escape i
s^rvice. have surrendcred to the British ;
aim have laken the oath of allegianee.
tccordingV to a dispatch from Bennet j
Burlelgh to -he Daily Telegraph, dated
Thuredav, May 10th, Paul Botha and Mac
Donala, membeirs of the Free State
Volkesraad demanded that the" ehairman ;
should rall'a meeting to sue for peace, as j
further resistance was suicidal and pro
nosed to make president Steyn a prisoner. i
Nothing deanlte has been heard about
tha expected relief of Mafekmg. The Cape
Town oarrespondents continue to wu-e t.iat
relief is imminent. fixing Tuesdav or A\ ed
nesdav as probable dates.
faquirers at the War Offices are told
that the news of the relief will- be made
pubiic immediately on Its receipt. No
word had' come to hand at mtdnight. The
lite=t supposition concerning General
Hunter is tliat possibly hc is marchmg
up the north bank of the Vaal with a
f irce sufllcient, in o-operatlon with Lord
Roberts, to render Boer defence of the,
A'aul frontier impracticable.
East of B'oemfoniein. General Rundle
is advancinsr toward I^adybrand. His
troops and those of General Brabant are
stretched' over a dhjtance of thirly miles.
Tbe Boers are described as quite disor
ganised and as jretreating northward.
President steyn's Iteutenants are trylng
t,. rally them.
The -=auie storics of aismtcgrauo^j come
from nearly every point where the Eng
lish eorrespondents are. '.Mr. Hollaway,
form-"rly corrcspondent at Mafajung, who
was put over the Transvaal border. tele
graplw from a>3renzo Marqucs, Sunday.
^ "Judging from talks I have had with
the Boers. the end of the war will come
in a month or six weeks. Mr. Steiueamp,
ehairman of the Second Raad, who trav
eiied with me. said that if the burghers
were pressed from Pretoria they wnuld re
tire to the district of the L-yndenburg
MbuntainE, which had already been nro
visioned. *He remarked that he hoped the
burghers wouid stand firm. but he feared
they were too broken in spirit.
"I gathered fromlilm that the whole
available force of the Transvaal was now
in the fleld, the final commandeering hav?
ing taktn place last Thursday, and that
It if only tbe powcnul magnetUm ol
President Kruger that kc-cps fhe burghers
Atf the British hospitals in Bloemfon
tcin the deaths from. enterric fevers aver?
age cight daily.
His Advance Has Begun in Earncst
and Witb Success.
LOXDOX, May 14?1:52 P. M.?A des
patch by The Associated Press from Piet
ermaritzburg, Xatal, timed 32:05 P. M. to
day, brings the first intimation of a suc?
cess attained by General Buller in Xorth
crn Xatal. The sender of this despatch
evidently assumes that news of the af
fair has been received dircct front the
scene of hostilities. for he merely says:
"General's Buller's official telegram noti
fy4'ng his success at the Biggarsberg, re?
ceived here an hour ago. has given keen
satisfaction. It is coniidently anticipated
that Dundee will be occupicd by the Brit?
ish to-day. T'ne residents of the North
Countrv are deiisihted as forring the Big?
garsberg means that they will speedily be
enabled to return to their homes."
Another despatch to The Associated
Press, dated Stonehill Farm, 2:20 this morn?
ing. savs: "After four days marching Or.st
wards at the font of the Biggarsberg ridg
es in the direction of Hc-lpmakaar, whicn
was occupied by the Federals, the Second
British Brignde. Sunday led the attack. _
Dundonalds Cavalry broke the Boers cen
ter, and Bethuncs llorse advanced on their
extreme right. In the direction of pomeroy
a small party of Burghers occupied a
ridge overlooking Helpmakaar, but they
did not wait for the assault."
Recent British scouting ln he direction of
Dundee, has shown that t'ne Federals were
in great force on the Biggarsberg. So ap
parently, General Buller concluded that it
was necessary to clear them from his rear
before commencing-a movement in the di?
rection of the Drakensberg Range.
If that is his plan, he has possibly Qi
vided his forces, sending one columr,
ca-stward to threaten Vryheid. and
Utrecht and take Lainss Xck in the rear,
while a west-bound column attempts to
form a junction with the forees of Lord
Roberts, via the Harrismith Railroad.
Telegrams from Kroonstadt indicate that
General Freneh's cavalry is keeping in
touch with the Boers, but serhaps Lord
Roberts will be eompelled to order a
brief halt of his main body in order to
allow the troops to recuperate after the
exhausting marches of the past week.
All the correspondents agree that to
all intents and purposes the Free Staters
have gevered tlieir military alliance with
the Transvaal, though scattexed bodies,
they say. will possiblj' hold out here and
there. At the same time a despatch from
Cape Town. dated to-day, says a procla
mation will be published this week, an
nexing the Orange Free State.
The Kailir District Took Fire and Was
Totally Dcsti-oyecl.
RRHTORLV: May 32.?(Via Lorenzo?
Marqurs.)?A war bulletin has been issued
here aunouncing that the British are ad
vancing against the Federals at Hc'.p
nvakkar and Toniiers Nc-k. Tho biirghers
this morning attacked Mafekiiig.
The telegraphist at Malopo says that a
heavy riflc and cannon fire was heard
before six o'clock to-day, and that the
Kaflir district was in fiames within an
hour, and was totally destroyed.
At ten o'clock, he adds, everyttiing was
At a meeting of 350 Afrikander women,
held yesterday, it was resolved to ask the
government for arms and ammunition, and
suggest that they do the work of the men
oflicials in the' town, who, they declared,
'"ought to be fighting at the front."
The resolution was -carried unanimously.
The Volktsteem asserts that the British
prisoners in the hands of the Boers will
first feel the effect of the embargo on
tinned meats and olothing destined for
the Transvaal, at Delagoa Bay.
The Casuall ies "Were JHcnvier Than at
First Kcpoitod.
LOXDOX, May 14.-3:10 P. M?The War
Ofiice has received tho following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
"Kroonstadt, Sunday, 3Iay 13.?There
were more casuakies in ta& cavalry divis
ion May 10th than reported by me. I have
been unable toget an exact account of
what occurred, as the. cornmanding offlcer,
Captain Elsworthy. was killed and two
oftlcers were wounded at the same time,
and liike b&en sent to the rear, but it
would appear that a party of our men
going up a kraal on which a white flag
was flying was suddenly attacked by a
large number of the enemy. Two officers?
Captain Haig, .of the Sixth Dragoons, and
Lieutenant Wilkinson, of the Australlan
, llorse?were made prisoners, and twenty
one men are still unaccounted for. Some
(Cohtinued on Second Fage.)
The Great Richmond Carnival Inaugurated Ami
offlp and Splendor and Inspiring Scenes.
The Capital of tlie Old Dominion Proves a lecca and Thousands of
Yisitors Throng Her Thoroughfares.
Twelve Tbonsand of His Majesty's Loyal Subjects Witness tlie Imposing Ceremonies at the
Auditorium?Keys of the City Snrrendered and Royal Edict Read, Declaring.
the Week to Be One of Festivity and Gaiety and Joy.
The great Carnival and Street Fair, the ,
arrangement for which has caused so
much worry and so many sleepless nights
to those who have made of it the pleasing
success that it has turned out to be, is
now at the heigtit of its glory.
Richmond was never more resplendant in
ilying colors, in resounding strains of
sweet music and in happy, joyful crowds
of humanlty than now.
From early yesterday morning to long
after rnidnight and into the small hours
of this mornins, the crowd surged and
surged from the City Hall to far beyond'
the Masonic Temple, and it never ceased
to wonder and give indications of happi
jiess and deught at each new feature of
' one of the greatest street shows ever
given. .
Good humored parties of young foiks
played p.-anks with each other and with
ihe crowd, and all was taken in the sense
in which it was given. Happiness reigned
.and very little discord was created, even
though the throng at times was for be
v'ond the possible controi of any small
body of oilicers should the occaston for
their services have arisen.
Tne crowd congested at given points.
and even when it became an utter impos
sibilitv to work one's way through tne
?surging masses no one lost his temper, but
tcok the street or waited patlently his turn
to get through.
The vaiious amusement features were
the centers of attraction for great crowds,
and when tneir gaping entrances were
closed to the outsiders the crowd within
were hardly missed from those on the
teeming sidewalks and in the streets. One
penson's place was, seemingly, fi'.led by a
dozen more pushing and shoviug to get to
the front.
Alen, women and children were in the
crowd. All with happy faces?smiling lips
and sparkling eyes-and they never seem
ed to tire in their efforts to see all that
was to be seen, and to crowd as many en
joyable moments into their life as a day
at* the Carnival wouid allow.
Cynical, indeed. is the inclividual who
cannot find twelve happy hours in a day
at the Street Fair. Gloomy, indeed, must
be the existence of a man who cannot en
ter into the spirit of the Carnival and
lengthen his life thereby. Morosc, indeed,
must bc the hature of a man who cannot
smile with the crowd when his hat is
crushed down.over liis ears and his coat
is split up the back. A .day at the Carni?
val is a sure cure for the blues, and iif
teen minutes on Broad Street is worth a
whole lot of physic for the dyspeptic.
With bright eyes, pretty faces and joy?
ful laughter all around him, and with. the
realization that there are many methods
for driving away dull care within his
->-asp the ivan who does not come out of
- a div and night at the Street Fair feeling
better thereby, had better remain away
from Richmond for a solid wec-k.
Never before in the history of the city
has Broad Street been in such a gay at
tire, anl never has there been such a
bright and happy throng.
The attraetions for the sight-seers are
many. On every hand is soinething worth
spehdingspme time over, and the crowd
itself is a study. _ .._
Bnder the electric lights last night Broad
Street with its gaily-bedecked booths. its
manv'bands marching from place to place
Its decorated trolley cars. its crowds ot
people Together with the weird, stentonan
tones 'of the hawkers before the various
amusement pavillions. and the orientai
music that issued forth from behind cur
tains and from the mysterious deptos ot
Moorish tents and Turkish theatres was
transformea for tho time into a street tha.
Gulliver wouid like to have trodden.
The fascihatioh that goes with such a
?cene held the multitude. and even the
?weet dulcet tones of the mockmg bird
that mav be heard upon a June day echo
in? from the shady dell of a magnolia
erove could not have had half the charm
that the tom-tom and the easiinet fspm
the Hindoo theatre had upon them. There
5 somethlng irregistible about this alleged
music that holds one. and remains with
one long after the sounds themselves have
CeThe projectors of the Carnival idea. those
who have worked hard for weeks for a
?ucce*sful termination of the project, felt
nroud at'the close of the first day. /
It is a success. and the thousands of
strangers who are here will return to
their homes with nothing but praise for
the manner in "which they have been re?
ceived and- entertained by the Richmond
The crowd was out to enjoy itself, and
U did. Many things contributed toward
thsrt end.
The great and beautififl Arch is one of
the leadins attraetions. Thousands of
peonle stand ralnutes at a time in ad
miratioa of tha malestie structure, and
manv of them fecl happy at the thought
that they helped to buiid it with their
littlo contributions.
On up (Broad Street the crowd mnkes
its way and then cnmrs back again,
never tiring at the strange sights that
appeal from every side. All cannot he
seen ih ono trip, nor in twp. Many trips
must be made up and down the wonderful
city, of bunting, music and 'beautiful
faces, and then when one tires out, and ls
forced to retire from the scene, he feels
that he has eeen hut a small portion
of what is to. be seen.
The crowd is cosmopolitan. . All shades
of humanity compose it. From the stately.
graceful Caucasian to the slick and
shambling Malay and Mongoliah?from
tho nativc of the desert to those
o? the snow capped couhtries of
the -Xorth?all- eemnina to. make ot
tho occasion one that those who see
wiii never forgot, and one that will be as
an evem. ln the career of any one.
Fun and frolic hold sway, and when a
very verdant gentleman. made up for the
occasion, made his appearance on the
streets with trousers three inches short,
j heavy brogans, a bob-tail coat and a red
cap perehed on top of a head
-of proriouhced auburn halr, he
was immediately selected by a
crowd of youngsters as a target.
And wherever he went they went too.
and they stayed "with him until a- herd
of elephants passed by, when the crowd
fell in line andi kept up with that pro
cession, only to stop and change its
course when a band of Apache Indians.
with a hand of music, came in
sighr. And thus it kept up, and thus it
will contiriue for five more days, and then
Richmond will come out of one of the
greatest celebratfons that ever took place
Strangers from other cities and from
tho eountry are herev'hy the thousand.
The depots are masses of seething hu
ma-iiity when a train comes ih, and whole
families, from infants in arms to old
gray-haired granu-parents are Sn tne
?Broad Street throng.
The hot sausage man is ready with his
old familiar cry of "Get them while
they're hot; a loaf of bread and a pound
of meat, only 5 cents!" The lemonade
nian and t'ne peanut.man, and the man
who tries your sirength, are all here,
and the balloon man. and the "hit him on
the head and .get a clgar" man are part
and parcei of the show, and the big crowd
is glad.
Great Crowd AVitnessert tlic Ceremo?
nies at Xoon Yesterday.
The Richmond Carnival and Free Street
Fair was formally opened yesterday by the
ceremonies which took place from tho
stand between Third and Fourth Streets
on Broad at noon.
The people began to gather some time
prlor to the hour, and by noon the tho
rbughfare was entirely blocked with the
eager speotators. So dense was the mass
of humanity that the cars were stopped.
The assemblage extended for squares ori
both sides of the stand, and was one of
the largest ever seen on Broad Street. In
spite of the heat of the mld-day sun they
remained throughout the exercises.
Just as the cloek struck 12 the bands
began to arrive from various |iortinns
of the city, and advaneing both ways,
all playing "Dixie." They were headed
by a number of pickaninnies bearing
banners declaring the opening of the
The bands continued to arrive for
several minutes and took the positions
assigned them on both sides of the
speakers' stand.
Following these came the carriages wifb
the speakers and ofneers of the Associa?
tion. In the first carriage were Mr.
A. H. Meyer, president of the Associa?
tion; Mr. Joseph Bryan, orator ot; the
occasion; and Mayor R. M. Tayior.
In the second were Col. John S. Har
wood, vice-president; Governor Tyler and
Rev. 'Dr. J. B. Hawthorne.
The stand was filled with prominent cit
dzens, the offlcers of the Association, their
wives and daughters.
President Meyer called the assemblage
to order and Dr. J. B.^Haw-thorne of
fered prayer for the success of the under
His prayer was as follows:
Oh, God* our Father In Heaven, the in
spiring scenes of this day constrain us to
exclaim, "the lines have failen to us In
pleasant places and ours is a goodly herit
a"-e." In the very conditions which have
rendered possibie 'this magnificent
pageant, "we recognize Thy favor
and loving kindness to thjs peo?
ple "We bless Thee for our city?
so ' "beautiful for situation, so fav_
ored in climate. so rich In the honest fame
ot her. great men, so loyal to the memory.
of her heroes, so noble ln her Ideals, so hn
bued with the spirit of progress, and so
strong in the untiy and brotherhood of her
AVe give Thee t'nanks-i for the joyous
feelings expressed in this great putpouring
of our people; in this eiabbrate decoration
of edifiees and tlioroughfares: in this be
witching dispiay of vernal fiowers; in this
waving of beautiful cnslgns, and in these
vast processions and thriiling strains of
music. For every pulsatlon of gladness
betokened by the events and ceremonies of
this day we praise and magnify Thy hoiy
Oh, God, lead us not into temptatioa,
but deiiver us from evil. Through all the
days and hou~s of this exciting festival let
Thy restrainiag hand be upon us. Have
us all in Thy keeping, so that no unright
eous influences shall possess our minds and
hearts. and that nothing shall be said or
done that wouid be incompatable with
truth, virtue und pubiic order.
May every feature of this great Carnival
be pleasing to Thce, uplifting to our peo?
ple and promotive of every real interest
of our city. Show us the path of wisdom.
duty and safety. Inspire us with the
noblest impulses and loftiest purposes; up
ho!d and gttide us with Thy mighty hand;
help us to make endurlng contribmions to
the weifare of our rate, and when our^mis
sion on earth is accomplished, transport us
from this city to the New Jerusalem.
whose wa'ls are jasper, whose gates are
pearl. whose streets are gold. but whose
culminating attraction is the imperishable
e-lorv of Thy visible and holy presence.
And' to Tiiee. oh, King of Kings and Lord
ot' Lprds, we will ascribe eternal praise
and dominion, through Jesns Christ, our
Great High Prie.-*t and Rcdeemer. Amcn.
Mayor R. M. Taylor then took the stand
and introduced the speaker of the oc
casion, Mr. Joseph Bryan.
Mayor Taylor said:
My Feliow Citizens:
To-day brings us to an event which
marks an era in our commerci.il life. We
combine business with pleasure, and the
gay and festive scenes which surround us
brings forth our heartiest congratulatinns
to our active and energetic citizens, who
have by dint of perseverance presented
this Carnival to our people.
The high oftiee which I have the honor
to hold. affords me the opportunity of
weicoming the strangers w'ithin our gates,
and I knowr our proverblal hospitality wiii
serve to show them that nothing will be
left undone to make their visit pleasant,
and we hope mutually profitable.
I have been asked to introduce -my dis
tinguished A'irginia fellow-citizen to this
audience, and my embarrassment is due to
the fact that he is as well-known to you
as I am. He is with us in everything
and one of us in all things, looking to the
upbuilding of our beautiful city.
The formality of the occasion, however.
demands that-I present to you Ihe' H"n
orable Joseph Bryan. who will make the
opening address.
"Which Wns Delivered at f ho Oneinni*
of the Carnival Yesterday.
The address of Mr. Joseph Bryan was
as follows:
Air. Mayor. Ladies and Gentlemen:
The occasion which has brought us to
gether is one of p^culiar and a'osorbing in?
terest. While the people of Richmond have
united in many objects of patriotLm benev
olence and business. they have not here
tofore undertaken so comprehensive and
unique a plan for eombining pleasure and
business as that which we are to inaugu
rate to-day.
This splendid audience, the dispiay of
though-tful and beautiful preparation which
may be seen thronghout our city, all give
proof that our people are united and are
working together for a common end. Yet
this spirit of united effort and co-opera
tion which has produced these results was
not once so marked a eharacteristic of
the people of Richmond. The disposition
of our fathers was rather to Indlvldual
than to co-operative efforts. There were,
however, here in by-gone days eminent ex
amples of abillty and success in almost
every department of Industrfal and com
mereial enterprise. The product of th;- mills
of Richmond was known taroughout the
world. and her flour was justly esteemed
the best on earth. Her iren-workers were
among the most skiilful in the land, and
upon them did our soidiers faithfully and
without disappointment rely for the munl
tions of war to defend our capital. The
most generous and bountiful hospitality
was dispensed from beautiful hornes, and
Richmond was famed for the retinement
and eleganee of its society.
But these industrlal enterprlses were ln
clividuai, and the spirit of hospitality had
not then so wideiy prevalTed that. as we'
have sjnee happily seen, our whole people.
as one person, rejoice to entertatn tens of
thousands who come to honor our great
heroes. ' <
(ConUnued oa Third Page.) /
OfT to Martinsville.
?LYXOHBI-RG, VA.. May 14.?Special.?
Between fortv and iifty members-o? the
Lynchburg Home Guard. under commanct
of Captain P. T. Withers and Lteutenants
VS'. J. Seabury and F. J. Doherty, left
here this afternoon over the Norfolk and
"\Vcstern Railroad for Roanoke. where
they will join with the Roanoke Light
Infantry in conducting the negro, Charles
Hairston, to Qiardnsville, where he. is to
be tried. An im-mense crowd of friends of
the Home Guard was at the" station this
afternoon to bid the boys good-by. A
large majority of the members were con
nected with the company in its service
in the Spanish-American war. The jour
ney to Martinsville is the tirst service the.
company has seen since its rcojganiza
Clever Manipulators Known in Other
Parts Turn up in Princess Anne.
BLGSSOM HILL, VA.. May 11?Special.
Quite a number of the prominent citl
zens* of this section of 'Princess Anne
county have been victlmized by two men
giving tho names as G. Maeintosh and
O. Brian. as representatives of some
Northern house.
They were going through the county
in a 'Dayton wagon with a man named
Be'.l to pilot them, and selling goods
without a license, besides the pieces" of
cloth they sold did not coritain the num?
ber of yards that theyguar anteed to be
in each pieco, and the fraud was not
found out until they had gone.
One hundred and twenty-five dollars
was tho smallest bill that could be made.
The sale was effected' in this way: Tha
goods were represerited to be imported-f
rhat they had obtairnjd them without
paying the custom fiou*e duties, and
that they were worth tvvice the amount
charged for them. A note would' be.
taken, payable on some bank in Nor?
folk, for one hundred and twenty-five
or two hundred and tifty'dollars. as the
case might be; the pieces of cloth would
then bi* counted out by bolts, saying that
sjo many yards were in eaeh bolt, put
the note in their pocket and leave.
One of the victimized parties, Mr. XV.
N. Hartley, soon after they left. mcas
ured the goods. and found out the fraud
and started on their track with a con
stablo and warrant.
They were traced to Xorfolk. At that
place a detective was employed, and one
of the parties was located at the Monti
ccllo Hotel, but the other could not be
found. As soon as tho tnan realized' that
he was trapped, terms of compmrnise
wero ^ffered. which was that Hartley re
turn th? goods and they would return
his note and give him ten dollars tn
money to drop the matter. Tho terms
were accepted.
Mr. J. XV. Bright, another vietim to
the fraud, left yesterday with the con
stablo, and at last accounts was very
(Who Was Crowned King ot tha Carnival.)
anxious to renew his acquaintance. with ;
Messrs. G. Macintosh and O. Brian, but I
the probabilities are that they have der j
Cided that some other climate would be j
better sulted to their health and happi- j
ness, and have sought such a clime with j
as much haste as possible.
Tliey Occupy Territory in the Oraiijje
Free State-.
iDCfNDOrN, May 3S.-T.iua.*! Deckie, who
is conducting a Cape-to-Calro expedition,
fh\ted out by ithe London Daily Telegraph,
sehds by -wire a story from Ulvla, north
of Lady Tanganyika, tlie following:
The situation here,is critical. The Or
mans have forcibly seized all the Congo
Free State territory up to Rusiz:-- Bivi r,
oecu-pying three thousand square miles
of Congo ?terrltory, with 1,000 soldlers, 15
ofhcersi ,and one cannon.
The Belgian offir-er withdrew from his
sration under thrc.t ot instant attacfc
The Germans burned the station. Ttieir
ofticers acted on instructions from Beriln.
?Thousands of visitors attend the great
Street Fair.
~Rex was crowned at the Auditoriura
last night. . .
?The Thornton to be launehcd to-day.
?Military companies ordered to Mar
tinsville to protect u prisoner.
?Changes in offlclals of the Richmond
Passenger and Power Company.
?Charles Goodloe, asststant superin?
tendent of Station A, arrested for robbmg
?Sud'den death of Mr. C. ILWehster.
?Two militarv ' companies?one from
Lynchburg. the other from Roanoke?
ordered to Martlnsville to guard tne negro
Hairston. The prisoner was hul in the.
woods and was not carried to Roanoke,
as stated for a ruse. All quiet at mid?
night. , . . ,
?A pile driver topples over and sink.-,
with Its engine and boiler, in the mud
of Tanner's Creek. ?
?Attempt to break tho will of Joseph
' E. Rumrili.
?The Senate agreed to erection of Gov
ernment armor plant in case armor can- j
not be secured for $4ij per ton.
?General Dencieney bill passed by the j
House. -;':'"'..
?Postal frauds ln Cuba of much greater I
extent than was thought. More arresis |
made. I
?Buller has taken Biggarsberg posl- j
?Roberts' main army concentrating at |
Kroonstadt, while cavalry is pushing on. j
-dlalief ot Mafeking axpected hourly.
I?German3 have o<icu?tcd territory la i
Conso-?^ee State. . . _ J
Unless Armor Can be
The Secretary of Navy Directed ti
Purchase Five of Them
Passed hy the House Without a Con
test?Tho Dcbate Was Devoted to
Political Topics and 3lr. Dc
Armond, of Missouri. Ar
raigned the Admiuis
tiation Severely.
AVASHLNGTON, May 1L-A?ter a dis?
cussion lasting tlvo fuil days. the Senata
?to-day passed the naval approprl Hlon bill.
Practioaily four days were devoted to th*
consfderation of the ai-nmr-plute proposi
tion. .which was vigreed to finally as re?
ported by the committee. with the excep
tfon that the Secretary of the Navy la au>
thorized to make contracts only for sucM
armor as may be. needed from time td
time. By the committee's amendment to
the House bill. 'the Secretary of the Jfavj
is authorized to procure armor of t.n
best .quality at $115 per ton; but lf he b?
unable to obtain it at tnat prtce. he .:i
then authorized to pay $-Vit> per ton tor
the armor for the batt'.eships Mame,
OMo and Missouri. and proceeel to erect
an armor factory to cost not ro exceed
? 1.000,000, one-half of which JKiount la
made Immediately available.
To-dav. aifter the rsjectlon of the pend
ing amendment. offered by Mr. Chandler,
tlie committee's proposition. jfaa a^reed ta
by a vote. o-f XI to 1')
The Secretary of Cha Navy Is directed
to purchase five Hollantl torpedo-boats at
a price not exceeding $170,000 each.
The free hornes bill was passed without
a .v.-or.l of de'oate.
An a-t to provide for sitting >t the Chr
cuit and D!str;>-t Courts o( the ETnl ed
States for the Soul tern D *trict of Btorida,
at Ocala, Fia.. was passetf.
A MU provfding for the appointroent ot
[a coliector ot cust >ms, a: S1.G0Q per y .
for the customs district of EJawaii, a 1
for sucbj. ^eputles as tts essary, was p>\?
ed. The naval bill "? ' ??'
Mr. Chandler's amendm ut. th p ndina
question, substituUng in Mr. '!' Iman )
amendment $-12) for $300 the price fol
armor, was rejected?^i t., -7.
'?, Mr. Hoar off.-r--.l an amendment pr ?? -
I ng that if under the cprnmittee
! .-i;i.*!i no government annor-ptai manu
fael .ry Is built. tha Secrel trj i M ivy
i shall submlt to the r.^x: Coagr ss a de?
tail ! report, wtta ? mal . to l
I >t ..,, ? ,. i r ment plant
j an! ti:...: ?...': : IV ' ?" -: I t>*
j delivered then by The S i :?
rh:s amendment, and the committee's pro
positlon as amended was tgre I I ?? 33 t> :'?>.
The next c >mmittee prop sttion was for
the purcbase of ftve Holland submarms
torpedo boats at S1TO.0W each. Mr. Stawart
offered an amendment increaslnsr the num?
ber from five to tett.
Mr. Daniel thought tbe Holland b.iat
pr--.--n- l the s-iiiri-.p. or harbor defence.
"If it be tme." said Air. Daniel. --ar..i 1
may say 1 >'n not sh.tre in the belief, thal
some foreign n ir!on b - Its eye i n us and
proposes. as has; been feared by sorr.<
Senators. to test the Monroe doetrine. tr.err
this bo?it U the thing- we desire for *>= ??
defence ?? our harbors and oor co ;.-'-."
He wouid, be a.).i.-il. vota ror twtr:\ ?!
the Holland boats t.i be boOl r' allay th#
ser.siuver.e-s ar.d apprebension ot" <v:?
seacoast cities, and he wouid. thereforet
support the amendment 6i Mr. Stewart,
Advertlng to Mr. Lodge'a speech. d--liv?
ereil last Friday, with respect to a posst*
ble challenge of tbe Monroe doctrine by
Germany, Mr. Dttniel said rha: the prep
osition that the War Lord of Germany o?
the chief ruler o"f any orher natioa 14
projectlng or preparing. or building up *
navy with the idea of SOrfle day Cesttngi
the Monroe doctrine. is r. ,: susceptiMa t?
the view o? common sense. A7e ought
always to Keep in view o;ir objecthre ir?
the constructicn "t a navy. "This "is a
peaceful nation. and T wouid preserra in
the hearts of our people the conaarvaifva
[ doctrin? that wouid keep it a peacerul n.i.
' tlon. The bbject which le uis rca to voto
! for liberal appropriations for th> navy t?
' simply that we may have necessary weap
| ons of defence. and. not that we may hav?
a vast navy which shall go about th?
i world seeklng whora we may devour."
Mr. Haie. of Missouri, peopoa?J tnat the
, committee's propoaltions should be so>
changed as to mak? tha purohas* of flvo
j of the Hollar-d. boats mar.daiory instead:
i (Contlnuad on> SeconA Fag-.J_

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