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SAN FRA-tf CISCO, MO^AY^^^JUN]? 2, 1902.
Continued on Page Two.
. \ In-theabsencepf any terms of
peacejjjie iiH the press
are rather;stereotyped and uniri
terestingr/r expressing: (generally
& night of popping/ corks and
bumpers 'in the swell restaurants,
hotels and, clubs ; of whisky and
soda in the lowly yet equally busy
"ptibs.?:,;--';; ¦
, The large \ cities of England,
notably Liverpool and Manches
ter, -celebrated the receipt of the
news from South Africa in a man
ner to that which pre
vailed iii London.. The country,
where; almost every member of
the'Cabinet.ihad gone for the
weekyi end/ heard the news too
late for any organized rejoicings.
\V hereyer telegrams had reached
throughout : the entire United
Kingdorn, or where the glad tid
ings had become known by any
other means,- the keynote of the
sentiments (expressed arid of the
celebratibns was, "Thank God it
is.over.". : - ••¦ »V" • . ;
Throughout the Might Slioutihg Crowds
Throng SireeWofBrftaMs Capital.
In this connection it should be
remarked that there are still some
small Boer, commandoes in Cape
Colony, and 1 ' probably elsewhere,
which were not . represented at
the Vereentging conference. The
Daily Graphic in this connection
¦ "This is a consideration which
may well chasten our sense of tri
umph' to-day. We; have done
great- things in the war, but we
'still- have ¦•: greater .' things to
achievejn. peace.. ., 1 : _
and : without any . undue exulta
tion thankfulness "¦ that the ' long
and arduous struggle is ended
and a hope that the peace will be
enduring. The papers recognize
also that there is a great and dif
ficult task ahead in conciliating
and reconstructing South Africa,
and, as the Morning Post , will
significantly observe, "to take the
right means; to prevent what : has
been won north of Orange River
f rom i* being lost to - the south . of
it." "-V^':- •:/-:_: V - '¦--'
In other restaurants similar
scenes were enacted. At the
Princes restaurant the orchestra
played all the patriotic tunes > it
knew and the diners sang "God
Save the King." It was,' .indeed;
Popping of Corks.
The Carlton.Club presented a
brilliant scene to-night. It
seemed as if all the West End
had gone there to dinner, for the
dining-room and restaurant were
packed the entire evening, while
the palm room was filled to over
flowing, and even the entrance
room in the Pall was pressed into
service for part of the overflow^
The general feeling was one of
great rejoicing. That numerous
toasts were drunk during the
evening goes without saying. The
orchestra, by general request,
played patriotic airs, ending with
".^ule, . Britannia," and'^Goci
Save the King," when everybody
arose and sang the $ hymns
through several* times.
With the approach of evening
the streets became more .and
more congested. Every bus had
a top load of shouting people,
who were cheered vociferously
by those on foot. Thousands
and thousands of little flags were
waved by the surging crowds,
while from hotels and office
buildings large flags were flung
to the wind. When darkness fell
many gas and electric light illu
minations .which were in place tor
the coronation, days flashed out
in beautiful designs. :
When -I left the house it was
quite evident, that the people in
the street were aware of the good
news. There was a general sense
of happiness in the air. The usual
storm of rain" that comes on
about 5 o'clock every afternoon
did its best to dampen the ardor
and enthusiasm of the people, but
failed ignomiriiously. On ever)'
corner knots of people stood ea
gerly discussing the joyful "tid
ings. In the hotels there was
an air of excitement, in marked
contrast' to the usual placidity of
Singing and Shouting
• I need hardly say there was no
more singing after that. I have
never seen people so genuinely
pleased and delighted. There
seemed to be a sort of general
feet. Mme. Nordica, who was
present, was led to the piano, and
amidst great excitement s.ang a
verse of "Cod Save the King."
I happened to be at Mrs. Ron
ald's", in Cadogan place, when., in
the midst of some delightful mu
sic, the hostess suddenly arose
and announced the news. It
was brought, I heard, by Lady
Lister Kayd All arose to their
Give Way to Joy.
The scenes in London to-night
surpass even the wild enthusiasm
of Mafeking or the night of uni
versal rejoicing after the relief of
Ladysmith. The streets, were
jammed with shouting and sing
ing men, women and children.
Almost every other person was
waving a small Union Jack at the
end of a cane or umbrella. Where
all of these flags came from is a
mvstery. Before 5 o'clock not
one was to be seen. In a half
hour thousands were waving in
the hands of the King's loyal sub
jr OXDON, June 1.— The
M war is ended and all
jfiTv London was in the
• streets to-night shout
ing "Peace!" and singing "God
Save the King." Lord Kitch
eners, dispatch, which was given
out at the War Office shortly
before 5 o'clock in the afternoon,
stating that the Boer leaders had
signed articles of surrender, was
rapidly flashed throughout the
kingdom. The effect was, mar
velous. The feeling of suspense,
even of doubt, suddenly gave way
to a great wave of joy, and the
entire nation plunged into a wild
. Acc©rding\to the Brussels cor
respondent -of the Telegraph,
Kruger- and- Dr.- Leyds were far
Mr. Kruger and his entourage,
the dispatch continues, hope to
be permitted to return to the
Transvaal. This, however, it
quite unlikely. .
"My God!" he" said. "It is im
had been asleep.
According to a dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Utrecht, Hol
land, Mr. Kruger. was informed
shortly' after 9 o'clock last night
that peace had been declared. He
" How greatly King Edward's
insistence that peace in South
Africa : be secured .prior to . his
coronation influenced the present
agreement will probably not be
known until the private memoirs
of the present regime are given
to. the public.
; "The .King has received the
welcome Hews' of the cessation of
hostilities in South Africa with
infinite. satisfaction, and his Maj
esty trusts that peace may, speed
ily be followed by the restoration
of prosperity; in his new domin
ions, and that the feelings neces
sarily engendered by war will
give place. to earnest co-opera
tion on the part of his Majesty's
South African^ subjects in pro
moting the welfare of their com
mon; country.".
y ONDON, June 2.— The
I S following message from
M_^ King .Edward ' to his
•. ¦ people was issued aftei
Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyright, 1902,
by the Herald Publishing Company.
Special Dispatch to . The Call.
from being pleased because the
Boer leaders in South Africa con
ducted the peace negotiations
without consulting them. It is
asserted by Leyds and his friends
that peace will not last more than
a few months. Supported by the
Afrikanders in Cape Colony, the
Boers will again take up arms
against Great Britain.
Very late Saturday night a dis
patch was received from Lord
Kitchener, in which he said the
Boer delegates were coming to
Pretoria; that they had accepted
Great Britain's terms and they
were prepared to sign terms ot
surrender. Mr. Brodrick, the
War Secretary, personally com
municated this message to King
Edward, who was at Bucking
ham Palace. But the Govern
ment declined to take any
chances, and nothing concerning
the receipt of this message was
allowed to leak out.
At about iv o'clock yesterday
afternoon the War Office re
ceived the dispatch from Lord
Kitchener announcing the sign
ing of the peace terms.
The clerk on duty, at the Wat
Office transmitted this message
to Buckingham Palace. At 5
o'clock word was received per
mitting the publication of the
Lord Mayor Talks.
The inhabitants of the East
End flocked to the Mansion
House, the Mecca of the boister-
London Goes Wild With De=
light When Kitchener's
Dispatch Is Received.
King Expresses Hope That
Bitterness ((Engendered
Will Be Forgotten.
T OJSiDON, June I. — An official cablegram from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria, Saturday " . . -. . V>
£ *t "A document containing terms of surrender was signed here this evening at 10:30 o'clock by all the Boer repwsenjatives/as ivcll as Lord Milncr (the British High Commissioner in South Africa) and myself."
The news of peace in South Africa, contained in the foregoing dispatch from Lord Kitchener, zvas not expected UvLondon to-day. •'¦¦¦ Soon after the 'receipt of the dispatch, However, tljte nezvs spread to the clubs and hotels and was
received with much enthusiasm. The thurch bells were. rung to acclaim the glad tidings. A crozed gathered at the Mansion "House, and [ike'Lord Mayor of London, Sir Joseph C.Dimsdale, announced f rom the-balcony that terms of surrender
had been signed in South Africa. ¦ ; ' ' : \; : : ; *
Lord Kitchener's definite announcement of peace was received at the War Office at 10' clock in the afternoon, and; was'xommunicatcd to King Edivard and all members of the Cabinet before it was given to the public. To-night the Sun
day evening calm of the London streets teas broken by enthusiastic singing, shouting and horn-bloiving. The hotels/clubs land pjiblic houses and the streets zverc not the only places zvhere the people were pclively demonstrating their joy. The
peace news was announced in the churches to-day and by some congregations it was rcccivcd"with applause. In all the churches of-London- prayers of thanksgiving were offered and special hymns ivcre sung. : ' Sf\ - .
The San Francisco Call.

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