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1)1 HI 1)1 E, BKTIMBS TO A
Since That Time Little Hope for His
Recovery Has Been Held Out—
Passed Auny Quietly at -:ltr» Sun
day Afteruoon. Surrounded by
Church Dignitaries and Relative*
— Whs a Most Remarkable Man.
DUBUQUK, To., March 4.—Most Rev.
John Hennessy, first archbishop of Du
buque, died at 2:25 this afternoon, ut
seventy-four years of age.
In March last the archbishop was
Stricken with partial paralysis of the
brain. Though for days at the point of
death, he recovered and was well until
the evening of Feb. 15, when he was again
stricken. Friday night he was seized
w: h another stroke and though at
tendants expected death every moment,
he rallied slightly and when Archbishop
By.in, of Philadelphia, arrived this morn-
Ing:, showed signs of recognition, though
unable to speak. He then began to sink,
and at 2 o'clock passed away quietly, and
without sign of pain. Surrounding the
bedside at the time were Archbishcp
Ryan, Mgr. Ryan, Fathers Toomey,
Coney, Donlon, the archbishop's brother
and sister, Dr. Slattery, and four sisters
of the Holy Ghost order were also pres.
Prayers for the dead were read by Mgr.
Ryan and responded to by Archbishop
Ryan, the priesu? and others present.
Just as ho died the great bell on the
cathedral tolled notification to the peo
ple of the city.
The funeral will occur Thursday morn
ing at iO o clock. Archbishop Ryan, of
Philadelphia, who preached the sermon
when Father Hennessy was made a
bishop, at the silver jubilee, and again
when he was made archbishop, will pro
nounce the eulogy.
The body will lie in state at the ca
thedral, Wednesday. All the leading
dignitaries will be here.
Mgr. Ryan will administer the diocese
until a successor is appointed. There are
several candidates for archbishop, but it
is intimated by prominent churchmen
that Archbishop Keane, former rector of
Washington university, will be the man
should other archbishops, recommend him
to Rome. Bishop Lenahan, of Cheyenne,
is a strong probability, while Dr. John
Carroll, president of St. Joseph's college,
Dubuque, Is the- almost unanimous choice
of priests of the diocese. Mgr. Ryan it
also proposed, but it is probable he will
not be accepted because of age. Choice
may not be made until next fall.
Archbishop John Hennessy was recog
nized as one of the greatest orators and
most profound theologians in the Cath
olic hierarchy, and because of his zeal
In educational matters has been named
'The Apostle of the American Catholic
parochial school." His latest work in
the cause of education was the founding
of a seminary here, designed to be one
of the largest in the country.
Since he first came to Dubuque Arch
bishou Hennessy has seen the Catholic
church in lowa increase from a member
ship of a few hundred to a quarter of a
P^2& bl?£° P Hennessy was born in the
t ™l V imerick- Ire^nd. Aug. 20, 1825.
In 1844 he came to America, going to
Carondale seminary, near St Louis
where he commenced the study of the
?j2F y*Ti l- nd» was ordaln*<l a Priest Nov. 1,
■1, ■ >? IS first mlssion was at New Mad
rid. Mo., embracing 6,000 miles of terri
tory, without a single mile of railroad
and where he endured the hardships and
privations of a pioneer.
In 3554 he was installed as professor of
dogmatic history at Carondelet, and b
wem 8 X™" 1 in ]857" The next ye" he
to T Rom<?, as representative of Arch-
JSf ce P h j M.°M where ne remained until ap
pointed bishop of Dubuque in MOB." 1f c
V SJi!, •nst-crated Sept. 3<) of that year by
Archbishop Kenrick, of St. Louis Hi«
silver jubilee was celebrated with great
SepT if",*)" 6 M*? T? V rr™8h ™n
IX ■ {'• 18SlV MBT- Satolli, then papal
ablegute, and Cardinal Gibbons, of Bal
timore, conducting the ceremonies All
the American archbishops exceDt orM
nearly all the bishop* and upwards nf
m priests and hundreds of leading Ca th
ollc laymen of the country wefe present"
Archbishop Hennery Had More
Than a Carnal IntereM in St. Paul.
Bishop Honnes^y owned a large amount
,Puw Pc uy ln SL Paul> and raid in the
neighborhood of $10,000 a year in taxes
here. He has frequently vislUd this city
and well known among the clergy of hii
faith. The diocese of Dubuque, of -which
he is the spiritual h?ad, holds the record
for the largest number of new churches
built and new priests ordained. Bshon
Hennessy was perhaps the most distin
guished orator in the Catholic church of
this country, and a man of strong p r
sr.nal attributes.
Bishop Henncssy's wealth came to him
principally through a brother who di.-l
three years ago. In addition to this, h>
had a large fortune of his own. Several
years ago it was found necessary to re
lieve the bishop of a part of his work,
as he then had full Jurisdiction over the
whole state of lowa. The southern and
northern parts of the state were divided,
and while the last years of his life, up to
the time of his death, were full of good
■works and great activity, there was not
the burden of bo large a diocese.
Rev. Father J. J. Lawler, of the Cahe
dral parish, said last evening that the
Dubuque archbishop had been considered
one of the strong men in the church.
War DoMrojn Homo* and Prevents
Their Making.
CHICAGO, March 4.— President David
Btarr Jordan, of Leland Stanford univer-
Bity, of California, lectured at All Sou's'
church here today, speaking to a large
audience on "The Blood on a Nation."
He said that the present century would
witness the downfall of Great Britain.
He declared that ultimately the people of
South Africa would have their freedom.
The speaker, in emphatic terms, asserted
tßat the present inhabitants of Great
Britain were a mere shadow of their
forefathers in point of brains and health.
Mr. Jordan thinks that a nation that
founds its destiny on war must reach a
speedy decay. He says a great war saps
the vitality of the best blood of the na
Mr. Jordan deprecated the fact that so
v—< -^ PJ V /
many of the best youths of a nation
were killed during times of war. He re
marked that, this accounted for the ex
istence of a weak nation, both mentally
and physically. The speaker declared
that France, more than any other great
nation, had deteriorated. He said war
more than anything had contributed to
this sorrowful condition. Among other
things he said:
"I think war more than any other
agency destroys the vitality of a nalion.
Take for instance the present British-
Boer war. The best representatives of
both countries are now on the field of
battle. War not only makes widows, but
it prevents many marriages. I certainly
am of the opinion that war is a curse on
any nation, unless it is the result of a
tight for freedom. Such a thing as car
rying on war for the sake of encourag
ing imperialistic ideas will wreck, sooner
or later, a nation that tries such a
Listen* to a Sermon by Rev. Dr. Ed
ward O. Andrew*.
NEW YORK, March 4.-Although Pres
ident McKinley was up late last night
attending the banquet of the Ohio so
ciety, he arose about 8 o"clock this morn
ing and breakfasted shortly afterwards.
Later in the morning the president, ac
companied by his brother, Abner, and
Secretary Cortelyou, attended services at
the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church,
where the sermon was preached by Rev.
Dr. Edward G. Andrews, resident bishop
of the Methodist Episcopal church, of
New York.
Quite a crowd gathered after the serv.
ices and greeted the president and his
party with showers of handclapping.
At 10 o'clock the president and Mrs. Mc-
Kinley and party left the hotel on the
way to Jersey City, where the president
and his wife took the train leaving at 12
o'clock for Washington.
"I enjoyed my trip immensely. I am
enjoying perfect health," the president
said a« he left the hotel.
March of True Civilization Must Be
Along: Pathways Marked by Riv
ers of Blood—Gratifying Growth
of the Women's Organization.
CLEVELAND, 0., March 4.—The an
nual meeting of Jewish women began
here this afternoon at the Willson Av
enue Temple. There were about 100 del
egates present, and the president, Mrs.
•Hannah G. Solomon, of Chicago, was in
the chair. Preliminary to the opening
session was the meeting of the general
board, which occurred this afternoon,
and at which important affairs of the
organization were discussed behind clos
ed doors. This evening there was a pub
lic meeting at the temple, at which Pres
ident Solomon read her annual address,
which was in substance as follows:
"The council desires to build up a sol
idarity upon the legitimate basis of our
faith, to give to our own a better knowl
edge of our history and our literature,
for our own sakes, and. for the sakes of
the next generation, because ignorance or
these robs the Jew of his strongest weap.
on. Every page of his history speaks of
good citizenship wherever he abides,
shows that upon his religious concep
tions are built the ethics and the mor
als of the state as they now exist, and
wherever they would be ideal, they must
be patterned after the Jewish models.
"We have every reason to be proud of
our results. In the religious field an im
petus has been given destined to make
itself felt in the religious life of our
day. Our mission schools, holding nearly
2,000 children, are spreading an influence
for the future which promises a rich
"Our philanthropies, one and all, are
following the newest methods. Not an
alms-giving society exists, although 83
philanthropies are conducted by our sec
tions. Those who are steadily engaged
In philanthropy soon discover how much
suffering is occasioned by the lack of
proper legislation. Mo?es was the best
legislator for the poor. He did not ask
contributions; he sang, 'you must pay,
pay, pay.' Our states must more and
more assume the responsibility of their
dependent and delinquent classes, and
many questions now left to the whim*
and consciences of individuals will be
secured by the tax gatherer.
"The century just closing has been an
eventful one. We must deplore war, yet
it will be part of our civilization so long
as the bulk of our people dream away
secure and content that things as they
are, are just right, and if they are not,
that they will right themselvt?.
"May not the achievements of war and
of peace bring unity, a brotherhood of
man inclusive not exclusive, a universal
fellowship? May we do our share in the
adjustment of the relation of man to
man upon the divine moral idea which
recognizes that 'He watching _ over Is
rael' slumbers not, nor slcepeth.' "
Following the meeting there was a re
ception to the delegates which was large
ly attended.
Clgnnnakeirs of Tampa to Wage
Wa.r on Box Manufacturers.
TAMPA, Fla., March 4.—Trouble has
arisen between the cigar and box manu
facturers of this city. A few days ago
the latter issued a circular giving not'.ev
of an advance in the prices. The clsai
manufacturers protested, bat to no avuiK
They have" now organized a conpanv,
with ample capital, and propose to estab
lish and operate a factory themselves.
The box factories now in operation have
a capacity of B.OCO boxes a day, which is
inadequate to the demands of the cig-^r
manufacturers. The latter, therefore, In
tend to operate a factory tliat will tur?!
out not less than 20,000 boxes a day, and
thus render themselves independent of
any outside concern.
__ m
Fatal Affray at a Dance In Mining
LONDON, Ky., March 4.—Millard
Hughes was murdered and Henry Blevin*
and others were injured last night at a
dance in Smallwoods, a resort near East
Bernstadt, a mining town. During the
dance Leonard Smallwood, Hamp Gragft
and otherp stabbed Millard Hughes, on
account of an old grudge. During the
affray Hughes' head was shot off, and
Blevins and others were hurt with stray
The shooting ended the dance. Smalt
wood then went to Bleep In the room
with his victim's body. After the cor
• oner's inquest today Leonard Smallwood
and Hamp Gragg were arrested as prin
cipals. _
Wai Chief Figure'in Fayne-Moore
Badges- Case.
NEW YORK, March 4.—Martin Mahon,
proprietor of the New Amsterdam hotel,
and a. chief figure in the Fayne-Moore
badger case, died today at Redlands, C'al.,
of lung trouble, aged llfty-four years, i
FIVE l.l\ i:s
BIRNED 111 11.1)1 NG
Parent* Had Gone to a Dance and
Left Them ln Charge of a Twelve.
Year-Old Girl—Little One Did All
She Could to Save the Trio, and
Jumped From a Second-Story
NEW YORK, March 4.—Five persors
were burned to death and three were in
jured early this morning in a fire which
occurred in a fcev-cn-story lodging houses
at 44 to 48 Bowery. The dead are: Charles
Buttie, forty years, of age; John Clark,
fifty years of age; Edward Doyle, thirty
five years of age; Henry Jackson, color
ed, thirty-five years of age; one uniden
tified man, about fifty years of age.
Stephen Carney, seventy-live ytars of
age : was burned about the body, face and
hands, and removed to a hospital in a
serious condition.
Martin Gallagher, fifty-three years of
age, was burned about the face and
hands, and also removed to a hospital.
Edward Walker, forty-seven years of
age, was burned, but, after having his
wound dressed, remained at the lodging
The fire was first discovered shortly
after 2 o'clock. Smoke was pouring from
the window of the fifth floor, and the
flames were making rapid progress.
The lodging house was cut up into 132
rooms, and ninety of these small piaccs
were occupied when the fire broke out.
Policemen sent in an alarm, and burst
into the place to arouse the Inmates. They
notified the night clerk, who immediately
rang: the alarms all over the house. The
hallways were instantly filled with a
crowd of excited people.
The policemen forced their way to the
upper floors in an effort to rescue some
of the helpless, or any who might hi
overcome with smoke. They carried out
Thomas Harper, a one-legged man, and
Edward Walker, who had been burned
and partially overcome by the fcinjke.
Stephen Carney was found ,lying on the
floor in his room. The flames had already
burned the old man's hands, face and
body, but a policeman picked him up and
carried him out of the building.
The firemen succeeded ln putting out
the names without great Igss to the build
ing. After the fire was out they began
a search. The bodies of all five of the
victims were found on the fifth floor,
where the fire did the most damage. But
tie was suffocated in his bed. John Clark
was found on the floor of his room dead,
as was also Edward Doyle. The colored
man was found at a window, and the un
identified man had been overcome just aj
he was dragging himself from the window
to the fire escape. All the bodies were
taken to the morgue.
The damage to the building amounted
to but $2,000. The place was conducted
by Dominco Milano, and was a cheap
Bowery lodging house.
Parents Were at a Dance and Heat
ex Exploded.
OLYMPIA, Wash., March 4.—John,
Charles and Emma, aged respectively
five, seven and nine, all children of
Charles Wengel, living eleven miles from
here, were burned to death last night,
at 11 o'clock. The parents were absent
from home, attending a dance, and an
elder sister, aged twelve, was left in
charge of the house and the children.
She was badly burned ln attempting to
rescue her brothers and sister. Being
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Where the Colonials Defeated the Boers in a Sharp Engagement.
unsuccessful, she finally jumped from a
second-story window, eighteen feet from
the ground. The fire Is supposed to have
originated from the explosion of an air
tight heater.
Narrow Escape of Mile. Yvette Gnll
bert From Dentil by JFlre.
PARIS, March 5.-Mlle. Yvette Gullbert
narrowly escaped being burned alive,
while asleep in an Invalid's chair. The
curtains of her apartment In the Avenue
de Villlers caught fire. Choked with
smoke, she awakned and called for help,
being unable to walk alone, as she is
only now recovering from the effects of
the recent operation for the extirpation
of her right kidney. Alarmed by her
cries, her attendants rushed In and re
moved her to a place of safety, after
which the fire was extinguished.
Wenther Forecast for St. Paul:
Fair; Probably Snow Tuesday.
I—AroltblHhop lleunemfty Dead.
More I iKliUiitt ln Africa.
New York Bowery Fire.
2—Open Letter in Heatwole.
Mixture of Pol Hie*.
B—Minneapolis Matter*.
Northwest New*. .
Henry Clews' Letter.
EulOßlei* on Bishop Gilbert.
Forecast of Conarre«a.
Politic* in the Pulpit.
s—Serial Story.
«—Popular Wants.
7—Markets of tfce World.
8— ArchblNhop Ireland's Sermon.
King Omciit Interviewed.
NEW YORK - Arrived: Steamer La
Champagne, Havre;, steamer Pretoria^
Hamburg. Sailed: St»amer PenWyl
vaina, Hamburg. • Byi
Qri EErNSTO^T N-Sa? ed: Steamer Etru
na, from Liverpool, Mew York.
G£ AB?£~" The Telepnone Glrl." evening
Palm Garden—Vaudeville. 2 and 8 n m
fISPsJKS Denr r?> -St. Jazz's
i m maS Gaultier streets. 8
Shekinah Lodge No. 171, A. F and A M
™rlet' R M p aSm 1C haH * Waba S h a
Jbui3iSr. sTm" 1^8- NeW T°rk Life
Meeting in behalf of. Transvaal war fund,
Y. M. C. A. rooms, 8 p. m.
Dr. A. B. Meldrum lectures on "ScotiirWl
Bnp8 n p m C Scotch'" Cleveland high school!
Engineer^ society meets, city hall.S p. m.
Leong Kay Tingr Seeks Safety From
Empress Dowager** Wrath.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 4.-Leong Kay
ling, one of the foremost Chinese re
formers connected with the movement
of Kang Yu Wei for the overthrow of
the Empress of China and the establish
ment of a new Celestial empire, is here
He is a brother of Leong Kay Chew,
now at Honolulu, looking after the iNter
ests of the revolutionary party, who Is
expected to come northward soon. Like
his brother, the young reformer has been
a fugitive from China since the notorious
coup d'etat of the empress dowager,
when Yang Yui fled to Japan. He says
that although a posse of twenty-six has
be^n sent by the empress to kill Kang Yu
Wei, he has no fear, for he says he is
well guarded.
Kang Yu Wei went to Siam, at the in
vitation of the king of that country, to
visit that monarch. T*e British govern,
ment has furnished him a body guard.
Collision on the St. Paul Without
Loss of Life.
BAGLEY, 10., March 4—Passenger
Train No. 4,- the fast mail on the Chica
go, Milwaukee & St. Paul, collided with
a west-bound extra freight train shortly
after midnight last night at this point.
No lives were lost. Engineer George Her
ron, of the fast mail, reversed his en»
gine and stuck to h»3 post. He received
internal injuries, but not fatal- Fireman
John Ward, of the passenger, jumped
and sustained a broken leg. The rest of
the train men were badly shaken up.
Several passengers ' received slight in
The two engines were nearly demolish
ed and a number of ears wrecked. It
was miraculous that no lives were lost.
One Of Its Student* In Stricken With
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 4.— G. W.
Perkins, of Grand Rapids, Mich., a stu
dent In the freshman class of the Schef
field scientific schofij at Yale university,
is ill with smallpox at his home on Tern.
pie street.
The university authorities, aided by tho
city health officers, have been promptly
active, and no apprehension is felt that
the disease will spread.
Rare PI mis In the AI mom r orgotteii
City, v.tia.
CITY OF MEXICO. March 4-Prof.
Marshall Savllle, representing the Ameri
can museum of natiiral history, of New
York, has left for borne, carrying many
unique objects disco% cued by him at
ruins near the prehistoric city of Mitla,
in the state of Oaxaca.
The principal work of the professor
was the uncovering of many ancient
mounds, which were almost Inaccessible,
us they were overgrown with forests ami
a road had to be; constructed to them.
Duke de Loubat, himself interested in
archaeological research, describes the
work of Prof. Saville. as most
important. Half of the objects
discovered go to the Mexican
government under the agreement
made previously.
| Colonials Defeat Boers
? On Road to Jamestown.
| DORDRECHT, Cape Colony, March 4, Sunday, 9a. m.~
jj Gen. Brabant's colonial division, after a night's march, is now
jj attacking the Boers in a strong position at La Buschagnes
11 Nek, on the road from Dordrecht to Jamestown.
The engagement is proceeding with great vigor, and the
ji Boers are gradually retiring before the British shell fire from
jj three positions. A heavy rifle fire is being exchanged where
ll the British are engaging the Boers on the right flank. £o far
I; the Boers have brought no big guns into action.
Evening-Gen. Brabant's advance today was most satis
ji factory. After marching and bivouacking over night the force
* reached the strong intrenched positions which they occupied
* and now hold, the Boers being on the opposite hill.
5 The British will remain tonight in the captured positions,
t although the Boers brought two guns into action and made de
-1 termined efforts to retake them. The British losses are six
J killed and eighteen wounded.
mm 11 mum has begun
Gen. French Hakes a Reconnoissance and Meets
the Boers in Force Gen. Joubert
at Abraham's Kraal.
LONDON, March 5. —The Morning Post has the fol
lowing dispatch from Osfontein dated March 3:
"Gen. French made a reconnoissance today and en
countered the enemy in force. They were occupying a table
shaped kopje. Shots were exchanged, a Boer gun replying."
LONDON, March s.—Her majesty has
abandoned her Intended visit to the Ital
ian Riviera, and has decided to remain at
home. Her decision to give up her cus
tomary spring holiday is accounted a»
her proof of her deep Interest in and
devotion to the welfare of her people.
On Thursday she will come to London
for a brief, visit, remaining until Satur
day, and she will undoubtedly receive a
splendid ovation. Her heartfelt, homely
dispatches to the generals ln the field,
and her visit to Nettley hospital have
greatly endeared her to her people.
Beyond the signs of a general retreat
of the Boers throughout Cape Colony
there is little news from the front. Lord
Roberts, in his dispatches to the wai
office thus far published, says- little, but
he lg undoubtedly active in some direc
tion. The Onsland, the organ of the
Afrikander Bund, says:
"The Boers will now confine themselves
to the defensive, abandoning an offensive
Abraham's Kraal, as shown in the war
office maps, is a group of three kopjes,
situated at the junction of Kraal spruit
with Modder river. It Is a natural point
of concentration, which the Boers could
make exceedingly strong, but, after the
proofs of the mobility of the army of
Lord Roberts, it may be doubted whether
they will make a really serious attempt
to bar his advance there.
A noticeable feature of all the recent
operations at the theater of war has been
the active employment of colonial forces,
which is in marked contrast with the
policy adopted at the beginning of the
war. The Australian colonies have de
cided to provide the 2,500 men Mr. Cham
berlain recently asked for.
It is now seen how near Lady smith
was to starvation and the exhaustion of
ammunition. The town could hardly have
withstood another Boer assault or have;
held out much longer. The Daily News
has a dispatch from Ladysmith which
says that the supplies on hand were only
enough to provide full rations for four
days'. The town might have held out
another week, but scarcely beyond that.
A dispatch to the Times from Osfon
teln, dated March 2, dilates upon the
"increasing difficulty of telegraphing as
the army advances through the enemy's
country." The correspondent says:
"Forage for horses is almost unobtain»
able on the journey. The whereabouts of
the enemy is not exactly known, but the
mobile commandoes are hovering around
our army. We anticipate opposition at
Abraham's Kraal, thirty miles east of
Paardeberg, where Gen. Joubert is re
ported collecting a force from the whole
of the Ladysmlth forces, with the north
eastern Free Staters.
"President Steyn arrived at the Boer
camp at Abraham's Kraal on the morn
ing of Feb. 27, exhorting them to re
member Majuba and to deliver Cronje."
The war office has received the follow
ing dispatch from Lord Roberts dated
Osfontein, Sunday, March 4:
"Gen. Cronje, on behalf of his party,
and Commandant Wolmarans, on behalf
of 4,000 other prisoners who have all left
Modder River, asked the British offlcev
to thank me for the consideration and
kindness with which they have been
"«en. Clements reports his advanc
ed troops hold Achtertange, that railway
communication would be opened to Jou*
bert SWins rpday. The enemy is report
ed in force at Norvalspont Bridge.
"Gen. Gatacre telegraphs that the num-
bers of Boers at Stormberg is daily di
"Col. Baden-Powell reports that all was
well at Mafeking on Feb. 15, and that the
enemy's activity was being met every
where by equal activity on the part ot
the defenders. ,
"The position is unchanged at Osfon.
tein, except that frequent heavy showers,
have materially aided grazing, to the
benefit of horses and transport animals."
CAPE TOWN. Sunday, March 4.—The
Canadian artillery has just started for
the front. The Loyalists gave them an
At Graaf Reinet, about 200 miles north
of Port Elizabeth, some seventy Dutch
men, Incited by Bondites, attacked with
sticks and stones a body of Loyalists,
who were celebrating the relief of Lady
smith. Many persons were injured. The
Loyalists demand military protection. A
similar riot occurred at Stellenboach,
about twenty-five miles east of Cape
The rebels of Grlqualand, reinforced by
600 Dutch farmers from the Prieska dis
trict, occupied Kenhardt, 100 miles west
of Prieska, after a sharp conflict with
the Kaffirs, and are now marching south
eastward on Van Wyck's vlei, where
there are grain stores.
Four hundred refugees from Kenhardt
have reached Carnarvon. The natives in
that district are reported restless.
COLESBERG, Cape* Colony, Sunday,
March 4.—A reconnolssance with two
troops of Australians and two guns found
the wagon bridge over the Orange river
intact. Fifty Boers on the other side
were taken by surprise, and the British
Kalloped to their laager, some miles on
the Free State side.
Price's command has moved seven
miles north of Colesberg.
The Boers, during their occupation, de
nied themselves rather than see the BriU
ish wounded suffer.
MASERU, Basutoland, Friday, March
2.—The telegraph line between Mafetlng
and Maseru was cut Wednesday night,
a whole section being removed. It is be
lieved this was the work of natives,
prompted or bribed by the Boers.
DURBAN, Friday, March-2.— Ytstesday
a number of horses were sent into Zu
luland with the object of marching a
British force through Zululand and in
tercepting the Boers north of Biggars
berg. A complete system of heliographic
communication ig established between
Weenen and Eshowe.
CAPE TOWN, Sunday, March 4.—lt is
-reported that the Boer prisoners while on
the way from Paardeberg unsuccessfully
attempted to escape from the train.
Eleven hundred of Cronje'g men have
been placed temporarily on board thft
British steamers Mongolian and Manila,
in T«>>ie bay.
CAPE TOWN, March 4.—Cecil Rhodes
is here and expects to sail for England
BERLIN, March 4.—At Hanover s;.mo
persons not yet identified tore a British
flag and made an anti-British demonstra
tion in front of the residence of an Fng
lishman who had displayed the union
jack in celebration of the British suc
cesses in South Africa.
Correspondent* Describe Raising of
Sieve of I.mlymiiWli.
DURBAN, Friday, March 2.—Corre
spondents who have returned from Lady
smith cay the relief came quite unex
pectedly. At noon on Tuesday the firing
of Genl Buller's army seemed to recede
instead of approach, and the garrison was
consequently depressed. Everybody was
startled to hear the garrison's 4.7 gun
firing. It had not been used much of late,
owing to the diminishing ammunition.
On hurrying out it was found that th^
Boers were trying to remove the big gun
on Bulwana by the erection of a derrick.
This proved that something extiaord nary
was happening. The other gariiscn gun)
then directed their flre on Bulwana, wl-h
the result that the Boers were compeile-l
to abandon the attempt with the dei rick.
Later on they placed the gun on a wag
on, which capsized in a donga.
During the afternoon, whenever the
Boers were seen approaching, the British
resumed the shelling of Bulwana. About
4 o clock a terrific thunderstorm broke
over the town, just after a message ha.l
been heliographed from Wagon hill that
the Boers were in full retreat. Other of
ficers said they believed they could d sc.jr
British cavalry, but most people supP-Bjd
that the wish was fither to the thought.
As soon as the storm ceased the Bri:is.i
guns reopened on Bulwana, gradually
concentrating the flre on the left, an-1
driving the Boers before them, with th«
object of preventing the enemy from
hampering any British approach.
An hour later a party of British h >ree
men could be seen crossing the flat telow
Bulwana, at a distance of some miles II
is Impossible to describe the exciiemenl
and enthusiasm among the troops that
followed. Most of the townspeople ha.J
been driven into the houses by the storm,
and did not learn the good news until
The storm broke cut again at 7 o'clock
in the evening, and continued until i
o'clock the next morning. It must have
seriously hampered the retreating Boers.
The British gunners kept a sharp watch
to prevent any further attempt to remove
the Bulwana gun.
The British naval gun was fired at inter
vals through the night, and in the morn
ing a force was sent out to look after
the gun and to occupy Bulwana.
Lord Dundonalds force went after tho
retreating Boers, while 4.000 of the b -st
men of the garrison went to Ellrd =rrsite.
In the hope of being able to cut off the
It In rotated Ont by MlHtnrj Expert
LONDON, March s—Spencer Wilkinson,
in the Morning Post today, merely re
views the small events announced In ti»e
dispatches from the front, and expres c*
the opinion that the Boers cannot place
more than 40,000 men to oppose Lord Rob
erts, except by a complete abandonment
of Natal. He says:
"Without that the Boers must keep tWi
strong rear guards, one at the cres 8 of
the Free State passes and the other at
Blggarsberg. Gen. Buller Is between
them, and can threaten either at his dis
cretion. He can, therefore, compel them
to keep a disproportionate force on the
two lines, or to leave one or the other
open to his advance."
John Dillon on the War Now >V»k
in* in South Africa.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 4-Mr.
John Dillon, Irish leader in the English
parliament, was Invited to send a mes
sage to be read at the recent banquet of
the Marquette club, in this city, which
developed enthusiastic Boer sentiment.
Mr. Dillon's reply, which was delayed in
transmission, has Just been made public.
It Is dated Dublin, Feb. 22, and says in
"In Ireland we regard the war now
waged by the British government
against tri# two republics in South Af
rica as the most unjust, criminal and
cowardly war of the century. In order
to deceive liberal opinion in Great BrUain
and abroad, a pretext was put forward
that the object of the attack on the two
republics was to secure equal rights for
the Uitlanders. Th« falsity of the pre
text has been exposed by the fact that
Uitlander* of all races, except English,
are fighting In the armies of the two re
publics. To use the words of Secretary
Reltz's great manifesto* to the free Stat
ers—'according tn the colonial secretary,
England has constituted herself cham
pion of all the Uitlanders. And what do
we find? On the borders, side by side
with our burghers, we find these same
Uitlanders in hundreds—Germans, Irish
men Frenchmen. Belgljwis and Scandina
vians, and even Englishmen, ready to lay
down their lives In order to rid them
selves .of their self-constituted cham-
P "All the civilized world now sees that
the real object of this conspiracy arid
war against the republics of South Af
rica has been and Is to deprive the re
publics of their liberty, to steal their
cold mines, to increase dividends by re
ducing the wages of laborers in Johannes
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