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*:. NEW/ OR LEANS, April 16.'— General
Pearson, .the South' African burgher, ;- re
turned " from "Washington ': to-aay, ' in re
sponse to a telegraphed request from Col-'
orielCro wdef," who* Is conducting the'Gov
jernment Investigation into the alleged
British army^ post at Chalmcttc. Imrne-
.General Pearson, the Burgher, Ad-
INVESTIGfiTINtf^fHE "(3AM^S.' y
There was a loud uproar and the debate
could; not . be .carried on for some time , be
cause ¦ of the outcries of the % Loyalists,'
who . would . not - let the Senator
his speech. .
VICTORIA, B. C, /April ..16.-r According
to news from Melbourne, by the Austra
lian liner Moana, there was a pro-Bo'r
sensation in' the Australian Senate on
March 22, when Senator P. H. Iliggs,
amid loud interruptions, -made an' appeal*
for the! Boers and.decried the sending of
another contingent to, South Africa. He
complimented the Boers on their • splen
did fight and said that the continual'send
ing of contingents by. Austrjalla to aid in
the extermination of such a brave people
was unjustified. .Senator Higgs . argued
for the^grantlng of general 'amnesty to
the Boers. .". 'J *>¦'.- ¦•
a Sensation.
Member of Australian Senate Creates
PRAISES VAiLOR \ OF BOERS.
The principal speech of the evening was
made by Dr. Nicholas Senn, who replied
to the toast, "Holland as a • Power of
Civilization." He said .the, Boers had
waged war for two years with the sym
pathy of the entire. world. He said:
* "They have taught proud England an
Important and expensive lesson. ¦ Never
has England been so deeply iiumillated
since the birth of our own country."
. A - significant portion of the resolutions
adopted was the following:
That we, the members of the Holland Society
of Chicago, assembled to , commemorate ' the
birthday of William the Silent, the great ' pio
neer of civil and religious freedom, do most'
heartily * isympathlre with the brave arid, patri
otic people of the Orange Free State and the
South African Republic in their heroic .struggle
againet the empire of Great Britain to; retain
their Independence; that we deprecate the stand
of the present administration In refusing, to
permit a resolution s ympathy, such} as 'was
passed for, struggling Greece, for Hungary, !
Mexico and for ' the South American republics,"
to be considered or to be passed by cither. house.'
of Congress, and thereby express the true-'sen
timent of the ; great majority of the American
CHICAGO, April- 16.— Resolutions/- de
claring sympathy for the Boers and ask
ing President Roosevelt to break up .the
alleged British camp near New, Orleans
wfcre adopted by the Holland Society of
Chicago during a banquet at Kinsley's to
right. The resolutions urge the consoli
dation of all the leagues in the United
States now engaged separately in 'raising
money for the benefit* of the Boerpris- :
oners, reconcentradoes and sick and
wounded.
land Society.
Boers Given Sympathy by the Hol-
assemble to-morrow to discuss the. matter
further. ¦ ¦'¦'¦.
BBAVE STAND IS APPROVED.
That we hope and trust that the. negotiations
now understood to be pending may result In" an
honorable peace, which shall recognize the In
dependence of those two republics, nevermore
to be" disturbed by a foreign power. •
people toward the brave jnen and women of
the republics of South Africa; that we regret
the policy of our Government in permitting re
cruiting: ' camps for the British Government to
exist openly within our '.'territory,:^ in defiance
of 'treaty, stipulations and international law. •
Patterson also defended the section In
the Mitchell bill excluding Chinese from
American ships,' declaring that it is es
sential to the protection of American la
bor "on the sea. The opposition to this
provision meant, he said, that it was in
tended to subsidize the ships and then
allow ;their owners to go into the cheap
est markets to secure labor, leaving the
American seamen to , their fate. The ef
fect would be -to drive American sailors
from the American ships, which would be
contrary to the policy of the American
people, who want . American ships under
the American flag and manned by Ameri
can sailors. As- for the flag, it was a
mere piece of cloth, its only significance
being attached. to what it stood for. If it
was .to be raised at the . masthead of
ships manned by yellow skins and white
livered "men, the representative* of a
that amendment fails to prohibit the Chi
nese ; from going into the" ¦ Philippines.
Whatever the motive of Senators ' in this
omission, he said, he was quite sure that r
those outside the ", Seriate who were op
posing the pending, bill have a .well-de
fined ¦ and clearly-determined policy, and
that* that policy la to leave the Philip
pines-in such a condition that those
islands shall be cultivated by the aid of
Chinese labor, no matter what the result
to the real inhabitants of the islands or
to the honor of . the United States. He
quoted with approbation the report of
General McArthur, and said that tho pro
posed legislation is equivalent to a notice
that the policy of exclusion is looked
upon'wlth disfavor and he could not con
ceive a more indefensible act than during
the formative period In the Philippines to
flood that country with a people whom
¦ the natives hate and who. they believe,
would drive them from their land and
its-trade and commerce.
¦ Patterson spoke ' with \ especial y reference
to^thc. Platt amendment, calling attention
to the fact that as at present constituted
POINTS ' : BY PATTERSON.
'} When- Turner, concluded. Quay of Penn
sylvania asked how. much time he would
be allowed in speaking upon an amend
ment ; he wrbuld /offer for the admission
of Christianized Chinamen. He -said ¦ he
did not" desire to make " a • speech ; in ' the
usual' acceptance of , "the- term, ,"as .that
practice,"- he sald,'"I am content ; to leave
to "the senior wranglers of Senate,'be
ing entirely satisfied ''. to * sit" at; their f feet
while they" explain th© mysteries of legis
lation.',' He added that » he • ¦ desired >- to
have ¦ read some printed ? extracts bearing
upon^the conduct of these; converted ''Chi-,
nese ; during, the! Boxer uprising. . He was
assured^that he would be heard. ,
Turner .then entered ; upon a discussion
of the -merits of the. Chinese »exclusion
bill.,' He spoke of .the Chinese, declaring
that\twQ-facedness ;is. a characteristic of
that people,', from -. which not even the
Emperor is free. He: also declared .that
the " great Chinese Viceroy who had re
cently died \_had';. amassed ? his Vcoiossal
fortune by the corrupt use of office, and
followed this i remark with the statement
that! if ' Chinese ( were ' to > be admitted to
the ' United States upon -the certificates
of' Chinese^ officials; there .might.be .no
pretenseof a check upon.lt." ; •
'. In that proceeding, ;;he- said, there had
been no regard for; principles of -liberty
and democratic; /government.' and' they
were, he ' declared^ allowing .this tenden
cy . to" .'.'drown ; in a' sea of - blood : the j. as
pirations, of an- allied .'people for, free
dom." He.said ¦ that r.the shipping J inter-"
ests and. the transcontinental railroads
have ; agents- In Washington : using their
strongest efforts \ to defeat , the pending
bill. ' ! . • • .
onstrated- by. the .Republican-organlza
tion's attitude toward - the Philippines. ¦
There is good reason t^ believe that the
Boers are vigorously demanding a repre
sentative government and that this de
aiand Is opposed with equal vigor by the
British representatives. It is understood
that the Boers strongly oppose the long
Selay proposed by Great Britain before a
representative government be granted the
Tormer republics, and that they also in
list on the number of Boer seats in the
touncil being specified.
It Is expected that the Cabinet - will "rc-
The Government has ordered the cable
md telegraph lines between London and
Pretoria to be kept clear to insure the
prompt transmission of Lord Kitchener's
messages.
The broad lines of Great Britain's
terms are now known to the Government
representatives at Pretoria, and on these
reports the Cabinet is apparently shift
ing the responsibility of taking advan-
Lage of all opportunities, provided no
cardinal principles be sacrificed.
"Sparring for time" best describes th.»
present status of the negotiations,
neither side being willing to risk a de
rision which would break off the pres
ent conference. An agreement may be
reached at any moment, but this would
more likely be the/result of semi-lnde
(xin&ezit action by Lord Milner and Lord
Kitchener at Pretoria than of the rather
involved conditions of the Cabinet at
London.
WHAT BOERS DEMAUT>.
{{ejects the House Measure
and^Extends the Geary
Act to 1904
ST.' ; JOSEPH, -Mo., April 16.-W.iJ.-
Bryan'and'a party. of pro-Boer.sympathiz
ers ."will f to-nibrrpw ; inspect - the ;.- alleged
Brltish^remount station, at Latiirop.sMo:,'
according; to. aV dispatch received ;by , one
of - Mr"' Bryants friends ] here to-night. Mr.'
Bryan' will -visit the carrip at the solicita
tion ' of •; friends - of . his 'in Congress, , who"
will " follow his advice, in the : matter of
Congressional action.: '
General Pearson said he had beenexcel
lently. received at:; Washington and that
sentiment . there na( j v recently grown ¦ very'
strong, for. the ' Boers., Referring -to the
peace .talk In v the paiers thit : was sent
q'ver.the country last night that' ho' had
decided , against \ the British . 'camp ] here
he •" said t"J that/ the stories" 'were 'en
tirely imaginary 'so far: a3": he •«'as : con j
cerned arid that he. had made, absolutely
no" statements ' of ¦ hl3 conclusions,' by' in
ference.or t otherwise.
Z Coionei [Crowder kept t!. ree . typewriters
busy in his -office to-day transcriblhg"the
testimon'y/of ; All the recent
evidence' has 'been 'largely,, in /support of
the charges '{made by/ Governor • Heard, 7
and some .^of : it, , it ; is /said,',, has /gone far
beyond any allegations ¦' submitted'. to Sec-'
retary'IIay, by the Governor.
While the legislative, council; was. en
gaged in a discussion of taxation meas
ures to-day the elected members of the
council warned the Government to exer
cise caution,^ in view of the serious Estate
of unrest "prevailing" throughout the isl
and. There will be no' further increase in"
taxation this year. ' L |!lj|8B®l88S||
dlately upon getting here, General Pear
son inserted -advertisements' calling upon
all Boer! sympathizers who mtght.pos
sess information touching the . conduct of
the British , camp. to meet him In the of
fice of his lawyers. ' .'.;'-' . ¦ .• ;¦'..¦.. ',
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 16.— Nearly
fifty arrests have been made in connection
with the riots atMontego Bay, on the
north coast of this island, which began
April 5,' and in which a number of police
men and rioters were wounded. • In ac
cordance with a request made! by. Cham
berlain,' the British Colonial 'Secretary,'
the Governor. of Jamaica has appointed a
commission to inquire into the riots. :
North.
With Recent Riots in the
Fifty Arrests Are Made in Connection
SERIOUS TROUBLE BREWS
AMONG JAMAICA PE0PL3
AUTHOR OF THE SUBSTITUTE FOR THE MITCHELL-KAHN BILL; -
, .THE QNLY MEMBER OF. THE SENATE. WHO VOTED AGAINST EX
;'" CLUSION, AND : OHIO STATESMAN WHO SCORED. DUNN.
.'* Turner then took', the floor' to : reply to
the, speech made yesterday/ by /Spoorier,
but ' befoVe , he ; could ; proceed ', Culborson
suggestevl the abe'enceof.'a quorum. This
."was at 10:15, and it .took- twenty-five'.min
utes to get a quorum: V J'
trUTRNER ' ARRAldNS • CHINESE..
I Turner \ofj Washington ' then proceeded,
'explaining a casual remark | made", yester
'da'y/,' concerning.' the ¦¦ Republican party.
He -said', he " had no ' bitterness f. toward
that !par ty and ; that ' he had : been : a mem
ber., of,! it so 'lbng >as- it> was true' to, 'its
principles. ¦ He - declared : that ' the
i;ow t v0n all ;. occasions: prefers the^ dollar
to the man, , and that this fact is ' dem-
-The President pro tem. : laid before the
Senate a number of . telegrams' bearing
.upon the Chinese bill.; -These messages
vwere all from the" Pacific : Coast. \ sixty-one
of them being favorable to the Platt sub
stitute and~ twelve opposed to ;'it.-' , ;
•Pursuant of yesterdayV agreement the
Senate .was 'called to. order at: 10 o'clock,
: hours in advance , of the usual . hour
of meeting.' This hour was fixed in, order
to permit more extended .. debate on the
Chinese exclusion bHl prior to the voting
"on : that '. measure. ' , ¦ "
GOES BACK AS NEW. BIIX.
The Senate failed to substitute' the
enacting clause 'of the House bill; for th'e
Senate measure, so that the bill 'now! will
go to the House as an "original measure
and from a" parliamentary standpoint will
have to he acted on and "treated the same
as though- the I louse ;had not. passed a
Chinese 'exclusion bill already. -
pThc vote' by which the substitute took
the .place of the originalwas ayes 48 to
noes 33. Once the substitution had been
made air the Senators joined in its sup
port, with the single^ exception of Hoar,
the substitute being passed,. 76 to 1. The
friends of the^ 1 substitute .'showed their
strength throughout the voting on amend
ments .that preceded final : action and; sue-,
ceeded in preventing any 'material change
in' its features. Some :' minor, conditions
were made, admitting Chinese ' persons
connected with national expositions^ arid
providing for certiflcates\of Identification
of /Chinese l in / our .. insular, possessions.
Otherwise, 'however, the. substitute was
adopted substantially . in . "the 'form thit
Platt presented it. /*..-. - ' . . . .
HgBfr*'' 5^ fr 9 m the^Paciflc Coast
States met defeat in- the : Senate to-day,
and in its place was substituted a meas
ure' offered by Platt of . ¦Connecticut;^ex
tending the provisions- of the' preserit*;ex
clusion ; law : and also .applying .that^cx-'
elusion' to all insular territory under* the
jurisdiction of the" Uriifed States. ~ 'J.
"W *W V ASHIXCTON, 7 April ' 16.—,
¦ JH f The;.drastlc Chinese cx-
H / H ¦'/¦ elusion < bill -, originally
Jb/, ' '" ¦ f rame«l . by the ' Senators
* ' a' n d - ' Representatives
who are now .it Pretoria and;
¦ message from Lord Milner, the British
Sigh Commissioner in South Africa. The!
tession was extremely brief. After the.
Tabinet meeting Lord Salisbury, the Pre
ttier, had an audience with King Edward
it Buckingham^ Palace and stayed to
.unch with his Majesty. The latter after
ward went to Sandringham.
The St. James Gazette predicts an early
jubiic announcement of the progress of
:he peace negotiations. The paper says
there is little doubt that if the British
tnd Boers arrive at an understanding on
;he main points of the proposal peace will
tnsue, the banishment proclamation will
»e withdrawn and minor points, like re
itocking the farms, will be referred to a
ftoard composed of British and' Boer rep
•cF^ntatlves.
"SPABRING FOB TIME."
The Associated Press has excellent au-
Aority for saying that up to a late hour
to-night there have been no definite de
relopments in the peace negotiations. It
b learned that Lord Milner defined cer
tain propositions on which peace may be
clmost immediately secured, but the Cab
net at its meeting to-day is said to have
lisagreed upon the merits of Lord Mil
ler's terms.
Yf ONDOX. April 16.— The British
S Cabinet held another meeting
B to-day for the purpose of con
fs . siderlng a communication
J^-*^4 from the Boer representatives
¦ \ " ¦ - "A:'-.'-' ¦¦'¦> .' ¦¦¦ ¦;•••.'. ':' ''¦¦- ,-A--,i-,;''-, ,""•¦
BRITISH PREMIER "AND THE HIGH \ COMMISSIONER IN SOUTH
, AFRICA. WHO IS. BELIEVED TO HAVE TRANSMITTED THE
TERMS UPON WHICH BOERS ARE WILLING TO QUIT, FIGHTING.
Plan of Plait
Is Finally
Adopted.
Traffic in tickets to the ceremonies at
St. Peter's and the Slstlnc' Chapel, held iif
honor" of . the twenty-fourth anniversary
of the Pope's coronation, has assumed
such proportions that it'; has [ developed
into a veritable scandal. Americans and
English people are the principal victims
of this traffic and the bartering in tickets,
ofrwhich some 50,000 to 60,000 are often is
sued for the ceremonies at St. Peter's, is
carried on at all the principal hotels here
by groups of speculators who are in
league with- the hotel employes.' M. Bis
letti is indignant at this scandal and has
spread broadcast notices that all tickets
to pontifical 'ceremonies are absolutely
gratuitous '• and • that every one trying to
sell such tickets must.be regarded: as a
dishonest persons. , \
TRAFFIC . IN TICKETS.
_ The recent signs of the increased feeble
ness of the Pope, which led, at the end of
last week/to alarming reports of his sud
den' death; have ' : caused'.; a marked re
crudescence of activity among the Car
dinals aspiring/Jo) the ' Pontificate. The
, campaign -'preparatory to the next con
clave " proceeds the • Sacred
College .'being divided > into two distinct
forces, headed : by Cardinal
Rampolla, ' ttie'/Papal Secretary of State,
and : Cardinal Vanniitelli." The" latter and
Cardjnal^Gotti.^now [constitute the most
probable~successbrs to tied XIII. r' ' '/
•^ThpM^^H^a^not'nbw^consliierca to^be,
dang^!^sj^^waat^s;^re f fbnd.^horwever;'
of '. 'pointing ¦•out^that* ajroo'st.150 Cardinals
have been buried during - the ; Pontificate
of lieo.XIII,' arid that the"prolongatlon of
the life of -his Holiness for 'a few* years
is liable to cool, through death,' many
more ambitious calculations. :.
', ROME, April > 16.— Archbishop ¦ Faiconl.'
the papal ; delegate in " Canada, has been
definitely ' selected to -¦ succeed: Cardinal
Maftinelli, the papal J delegate to the
United States." This appointment will not
be officially .announced, " however, until the
meeting of ' the consistory next October.-
It was felt' that Archbishop Falconl's ex
perience* in Canadaihis learning, his com-;
mand of the^ English r language and his
diplomatic . abilities , . especially, qualified
( him for the- Washington post.
ASPIRANTS FOR PONTIFICATS.
Failing Health of tiis
Holiness Causes
• Watchfulness. •¦
Experience in Canada
Fits Archbishop)
for Post
Pope Iseo^Selects the
New Delegate to
America. \
BOERS AND THE BRITISH
ARE SPARRING FOR TIME
Milner Sends Terms
of {he Fighting
Burghers.
No Developments in
Negotiations for
Peace.
Neither Side Anxious
to Break Up the
Conference.
Cable Is v Kept Clear
, for Kitchener's
Messages.
FALC0NI
GETS THE
MISSION
SENATE PASSES BILL CONTINUING
PRESENT CHINESE EXCLUSION LAWS
VOLUME XCI-NO. 138.
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1902,
PBICE FIVE CENTS.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.

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