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THE WILMESXxTON ESSENGEK, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1900.
NO EXPLANATION GIVEN
FO R SENDING FIFTY THOUSAND MORE
TROOPS TO SOUTH AFRICA.
ROER ARMY OF flRSFRViTlflM
v - - ------- - w w m mmm W I 1
rive or Six Thousand Men Confronting
General Roberts' Array Assembling
a Lamer Army at a Selected Loca-tlon-Fearrul
Havoc of British Gnns
In IJoer Trenches Boers In Full Ke
treat from Ladynilth-General Rob
erts Visit KImberley.
London, March 2, 4:13 a. m. Lord
Roberts at Osfontein. six or eight
miles cast of Paardeberg, faces the re
formed Eker army, from five to six
thousand strong. This may be mere
ly a corps of observation ready to re
tire on prepared positions. Doubtless,
it i receiving accretions from the late
b-rsisvrs cf Ladysmith and from other
Whatever the force may be. Lord
Roberts has ample troops to cope with
it. Th" b-jers are temporarily favored
by a hf-avy rain falling n the veldt
ar.il :.:;ikir.:j the grass improve. Lord
Robert:- has surprised observers by the
ex -II-r.: e ,f his transport during the
fir. st . 'Iv:tU' - and he is likely t. do so
arii:., although military men here
thir l: h- n.ust wait for some days be-fr-
i,'ir. niin h farther.
Th - L. presumably, will u this
d -lay f. i
r-s -i:rt - s
f I.!'- ::.
ill il is worth. pulling tlirir
t-u-ther. Dr. L-yds give:
: r.ir.i n that the British -ntry
::-.t rttt-in is daily exp-cUd. as
.! :.:. ts Iwtt and D-laiy had
iavru' td to retard th advance
.-i It .' :-ts only until th cne-n-:.
u!:i-r General Jubert hal
; I iu::t'.- k xpkinat: n i y -l mad-
.,"' reinforcements that are
: for Lord Rob-.-rt. Such x
:i.rs are advanced tentatively
tr a :
su--.'- .-t . ltl;- r that the Cap- Dutch
hiv I more restive or that the
in.: ':.; & iv .-rnment had a hint of for-
iu-r i;t'V'-.:;iiri5 as to the future statu?
..-:' v.t- in
March 2. The Uriti.-h
been moved from her-. A
h-avy :i:i is falling; the wldt is im
proving; supplies are rapidly arriving
and the men are in good health, des-pit-
th-- fact that they hav li"-n on
half rations for a fortnight.
2.1: Veil Rhodes sent a quantity of
chanip.T.-r from Kimberley to be
drunk to the health of Lord RobertF.
L -r: R.b-rts has published an or
der thanking the troops for their cour
ag ami-i hardships.
Ti.'- i". er forces on our front are be
liev ? to be under the joint command
of r.'.th-'t. Delarey and Dewet. They
an- -xp-cting reinforcements from
Th-- --r.rr.s that were captured at
Pr.ar-b !..Tg have been brought here.
Th- ! it' - have, in many cases, scrip
turi! t :. s engraved upon them, for
xair.p!-. . "Lord, strengthen this arm."
nil that just prior to CJeneral
ii i nu render tnere
iiitiny in the camp.
LI. MIL'S RECEPTION IN LADY
I.i !yr.iith, Thursday, March 1.-
: RtTlIt.-r. accompanied by his
c ; -sc--:
u : '.
arrived here at 11:40 o'clock a.m. j
entered ths town unnoticed. engineer. They were captured by the
. r.valiy was coming in during insurgents in Manila bay while rowing
rnir.g. The news of his arrival along shore in a small boat. Boats
; : ad. however, and General ; wain Mate Juraschka was one of the
.ni his staff at oime went to re- five men attached to the gunboat
Th- two generals met amid Mariveles. which was captured Octo
trvmondous enthusiasm and ber 16th last off the southern coast ot
!'er hail an immense recep- Luzon while handling. noncombatants.
; Some of the party wefe badly wound-
rstod that the Boers are
t toward. the Free State.
'T eolumn of Ladysmith
'irsuing thfir.. The Boers
I ;': i . .... w.ig.jc: arid guns and quan-ti-.
of i revisions and ammunition be-hi;-i
FEARFUL HAVOC IN BOER
Cob-ns-- 'Camp. February 2S. The
R.v-rs 1'St heavily during yesterday's
fighting. The Lyddite wrought feaful
h.v.x- iv the trenches. Many of the
w.-ur.d-d were quite yellow from the
eff-t-ts of the fumes. Over 100 prisoners
w-i-t- taken. Many of them were Hol
land. -rs and a few were genuine Boers.
Considerable ammunition for rifles fell
into tli" hands of the British, as well
a a damaged Maxim gun. Boers 16
y. nrs . Id were among the wounded.
Th- prisoners had not heard of the
surrender of General Cronje and dis
credited it. The majority seemed to be
glad to be captured. They admit heavy
losses recently. The women remained
with the Boers in the trenches until
trine hours before the British charged.
Tu.i v.onwn were found, one dead, the
oth-r fatally wounded. Before she died,
th" latter said her husband would not
let her go as she was such a good shot.
The woman was only 19 years old.
An idea of the intensity of the shell
fire can be gathered from the fact that
of the ninety-five guns in action the
Nineteenth battery alone fired 794
rounds, firing every ten seconds. The
British casualties were about 200 men.
Osfontein. March 2. The Boers have
now ben definitely located four miles
from the British front, their left rest
in s: on a high kopje and their right on
the river. The burgher force is esti
mated to number between ".00O and
r.ej'.vvr- March 1. The greater part
of ihi- Dutch residents at Colesberg
have been arrested--as rebels. The
Boers, yesteriay, were in full retreat
northwards with a British force fol-
CASUALTIES AMONG BULLER'S j
London. March 2. General Buller's I
casualties among the officers during i
the fighting of February 27th were: j
K-.-7i-rYa,-Tiel n'Lparv. of th TnM.
shires: Major Lewis, Captain Svkes i
and Lieutenant Simpson, of the Scots ,
Fusiliers: Lieutenant Mounlyan, of the
Warwickshires. and Lieutenant Daly.
ef the Irish Fusiliers. Wounded Gen
eral Barton, Colonel Carr, of the Scots
Fusiliers and twenty-three others.
BULLER'S VICTORY" COMPLETE.
L rr. Jorr. March 3. 2:30 a. m. The war
office has received the following from
Ldvsmith, Friday, March 2. I
And the defeat of the Boers more com
plete than I had dared to anticipate.
This whole district is completely clear
of them and, except at the top of Van
Roener.'s pass, where several wagons
are visible. I can find no trace of them.
-Their last train left Modder Sphuit
-station about 1 o'clock yesterday and
they then blew up the bridget They
paek-d their wagons six days ago,
moving them to the north of Lady
smith, so that we had no chance of in
tercepting them; but they have left
vast quantities of ammunition of all
sorts, herds, grass, camp and individ-
ual necessaries. They have rot away
with all their guns except two."
ROBERTS VISITS KIMBERLEY.
Lord Roberts wires to the war office
from Osfontein under date of March
2nd. 5:15 o'clock p. m., as follows: "I
have just returned from paying KIm
berley a hurried visit. I was much
gratified at finding the enthusiasm
among the KImberley people regarding
the care of the sick and wounded. All
the houses had been converted into
hospitals and the men had been made
most comfortable. I was struck with the
friendly manner in which the wounded
Boers and our men chatted together
upon the experiences of the campaign.
It delighted me to see our soldiers
sharing their rations and biscuits with
the Boer prisoners before they com-'
menced their march for Modder river.
Some of the poor fellows were very
hungry after being half starved in the
DISCHARGES IN BANKRUPTCY.
lx SItrned by .Tudsa Purnell Contin
uous Mileage MatterofSeaboard Sys
(Special to the Messenger.)
. Raleigh, X. C, March 2. Judge Pur
nell today signed six discharges in
bankruptcy, all at Wilson and Rocky f
Among the arrivals today was Sena
tor John W. Daniel, of Virginia. !
The corporation commission continu-
ed the matter of continuous mileage ;
on the Seaboard Air Line, with the un
derstanding that by the next meeting
that system will be absolutely consol-
idated and continous mileage rates ot
course go into effect.
The commission and its attorney.
conferred regarding the division of
time for taking testimony by Standing
Master Shepherd in the tax assessment
case and decided to demand time al
lowed by law and custom; that is. for-
i "uimiis uaja iui vin fiur.
Revenue officers made a raid in this
county at daylight this morning and
captured two illicit distilleries and one J
MARCH AND THE LION
soim-thlui; Ret ter Thau tho Old saw. "
The saying about the lion and the
lamb in March often proves false, but
there is another and better one which
is literally true. When March comes
in and finds you taking Hood's Sarsa
parilla to purify, enrich and vitalize
your blood, you may expect, when it
goes out, that it will leave you free
from that tired feeling and with none
of the boils, pimples and eruptions
which manifest themselves because of
Impure blood in the spring. If you
have not already begun taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla for your spring medicine,
we advise you to begin today. We as
sure you it will make you feel better
all through the coming summer.
Lieutenant (JlhboiiV Successful Expe
dition. Washington, March 2. The navy de
partment today received from Admiral
Watson, at Manila, a more detailed ac
count than was furnished by General
Otis of Lieutenant Gibbons' successful
raid into the southern parts of Luzon
where the insurgents are said to be
making their last stand. Lieutenant
Gibbons had the honor of firing the
last shot in the Spanish-American war
while on board the Newark in the
harbor of Manzanillo. The two officers
of the hospitalship Relief mentioned
are Fred Honnp. third officer of the
Shin. and Charles Blandford. assistant
l ed. One was fatally hurt, but Juras-
! chka was captured unhurt.
f Admiral Watson's cablegram dated
Manila, March 1, follows: "Armed
transport Alava received from military
j governor Sunday. 'Commissioned im
mediately. Gibbons in command with
crew and marines from the Brooklyn.
Proceeded same day, on information
received, to gulf of Rajay. Returned
Sunday with 50S rescued Spanish pris
oners, eight American soldiers, two
officers of the hospitalship Relief, and
three -'surrendered Filipino officers.
Promptness of Gibbons and detach
ment highly commended. All well.
Boatswain Mate Juraschka surrender
ed by insurgents February 16th."
ARGUING THE KENTUCKY CASES.
Louisville. Ky., March 2. Argument
in cases involving the title Jto the offi
ces of governor and lieutenant gov
ernor was begun before Judge Fields
in the circuit court today. Counsel for
Governor Peckham, President pro tern
L. H. Carter and General John B.
Castleman, democrats, filed a demurrer
and motion to strike out the answer
and reply of W. S. Taylor and John
agreed upon and Attorney David W.
Marshall, the republican incumbents,
after which an order for argument was
Fairleigh opened for the republicans.
THE VIRGINIA DEMOCRACY".
Richmond, Va., March 2. The state
democratic committee, Chairman Tay
lor Ellerson presiding, meet in this city
tonight, and decided upon May 2nd
as the date and Norfolk as the place
for holding the next state convention
of the party, to elect delegates to the
democratic national convention.
The significance of the date of the
state democratic convention is that it
is before the time for taking the popu
lar vote on the question of calling a
convention to frame a new constitu
tion, thus giving the party an oppor
tunity to declare whether or not the
constitutional convention question
shall be made a party issue.
Jacksonville, Fla., March 2. A fire
broke out in the McMurray & Baker
wagon factory at 11 o'clock and com.
pletely destroyed the building and
stock. The loss is estimated at $50,000:
stock covered by insurance. A wall
11 in on three firemen, injuring John
jones, x . v. uiaua a ni tfutm xussan,
two of them, it is feared, seriously.
New Iberia, La., March 2. Reuben
Cataley and Hypolite Brown, negroes,
were hanged here today for the murder
of Marshal Sorrels. August 15, 1S99.
Charles Brown and Henry Green, sen
tenced to death for the same crime,
were given a respite by the governor
and the death sentence was suspended
until further notice.
The town and streets were filled with
5.000 persons from this and surround
ing counties, eager to witness the exe
cution. It was considered too difficult
an undertaking to hang the four men
at one time and Governor Foster yes
terday sent a respite in the cases of
Brown and Green.
Talbot ton. Ga., March 2. Will Leon
ard, colored, was hanged here today.
Leonard killed his wife and mother-in-law
with an axe December 25, 1S96.
The execution was private.
PORTO RICAN AUTONOMY
SENATOR TELLER'S AMENDMENT. TO
tuc OCUATC diii
Int OtNAIt DILL
A QPMaTinM IM TUP UOIIQP 'consideration of a bill to carry the re
n OLllOMIIUll 111 inC nUUOL commendation of that message into
: The suddenness of the request spread
oemocrais Astounaea by a Message :
from the President and a Rill Intro
duced Providing for Return to Porto
Rico of Customs Collected oa Goods
from That Island The Itlll Adopted.
The Senate Discusses the Porto Rico
Bill and tho Quay Cane.
Washington, March 2. Interest In
the Porto Rlcan tarrff measure now
has been transferred from the house to
the senate. Consideration of the bill
embodying substantially the provisions i
of the house bill and in addition pro
viding for a temporary form of civil
government for the island of Porto
Rico, was begun in the senate today.
Senator Teller, of Colorado, immedi-
ately proposed an amendment, estab
lishing a temporary government In
Porto Rico for the purpose of enabling
the people of the Island later to estab
lish a permanent republican self-government,
the adoption of a constitution
and the establishment of a permanent
form of government, not interfering
with the sovereignty of the LTnited
States over the island or its inhabi-
J This amendment was followed by an
I other by Senator Stewart, of Nevada,
j striking out the provision levying a
duty on Porto Rican goods and provid
ing that they should be admitted free
I into the United ;tTtPs
A spirited debate was participated in i
Senators Foraker, Teller, Stewart,
en and others.
Senator Pettigrew secured the adop-
; tion of the following resolution:
"That the president be requested, if
nrr Inrnmn'itihla with tVia ni i 1 ir Intar.
est, to send to the, senate a statement
of the number of 'saloons that have
! been established in Manila since the
occupation of that city by the United
States forces; who conducts these sa
loons; who are their patrons and what
kind of liquors are sold and the quan
tity of such liquor. The president is ;
also requested to inform the senate of
the number, if any, of saloons run on
the American or English plan in Ma
nila before we occupied the place. The
president is also requested to inform j
the senate whether or not it is within ;
his power, as commander in chief of ;
our military forces, to suppress all sa- .
loons in Manila and prohibit and pre-
vent the sale of liquor to our soldiers."
The chair then laid before the sen
ate the president's Porto Rican mes
sage. It was referred to the committee
A resolution offered by Senator Turn
er, of Washington, directing the secre
tary of war to inform the senate of
the amount of money expended for
travel pay and commutation of sub
sistence to those officers and men re
turning from the Philippines and what
bounty or reward was paid for the re
enlistment of soldiers, was adopted.
Senator Penrose called up the Quay
case, and Senator Hoar addressed the
senate in support of Mr. Quay s right
to a seat in the body. His particular
idea was to shov that the country at
large was vastly interested in having I
every state fully represented ia the
senate. This idea, he said, was con
stantly before the framers of the con
stitution. Discounting the value of
precedents in election cases. Senator
Hoar asserted that senators knew that
three seats claimed Messrs. Mantle,
Allen and Beckwith were decided
against these gentlemen because they
were silver men and the senate was
about to enter upon the consideration
of the repeal of the Sherman law.
The Porto Rican tariff and govern
ment bill was then taken up, Senator
Teller denounced it.
In replying to Senator Teller, Senator
Foraker became involved in a general
discussion with other senators on some
of the constitutional questions raised
by the bill. The committee, said Sen
ator Foraker, adopted the term citizen
rather than to treat them as either
aliens or subjects, but it implies only
allegiance and protection.
A message was received from the
house transmitting the Porto Rican
appropriation bill passed today. It was
referred to the committee on Pacific
islands and Poj:to Rico.
Concluding, Senator Foraker called at
tention to the important fact that this
bill raises a question which can be de
termined only by the United States su
preme court and an early determina
tion was highly important. "Beyond
Porto Rico," he said, "lie the Philip
pines. If we open them to the world's
trade, we will have the world's pro
ducts poured into the United States
and our whole protective tariff system
will fall to the ground.
Senator Stewart gave notice of his
free trade amendment and the senate
at 5:15 o'clock p. m. adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Within two hours after the. special
message from the president recom
mending the immediate passage of a
bill to place in his hands all the mon
eys collected upon Porto Rican goods
since the Spanish evacuation of the is
land to be used for the relief of the
Porto Ricans had been read to the
house today the house had passed and
sent to the senate a bill to carry out
The- message came like a bolt out of
a clear sky to the minority. They
were at first inclined to hail it with
delight as a reproof of the majority
for the passage of the Porto Rican
tariff bill on Wednesday. The repub
lican leaders, however, had a bill ready
to carry the president's recommenda
tions into effect. Mr. Cannon asked
immediate consideration of the bill,
and this was given. It was only when
debate opened, it having been agreed
that twenty minutes should be allowed
on a side, that under the lead of Mr.
Bailey, of Texas, the democrats began
lining up against the hill because it
placed no limitation upon the presi
dent's discretion in the use of the
money. Mr. Cannon and Mr. Grosve
nor charged the democrats with hav
ing made false professions of friend
ship for the starving Porto Ricans for
political capital and adjured them if
they were sincere to stand up and vote
for a bill that would give the sufferers
immediate relief. The bill was passed
by a vote of 162 to 107, thirteen demo-
crats, two populists and two silver re-
publicans voting with the republicans
in the affirmative.
contested election case from the
Fourth Alabama district, "which the
nouse twice refused to consider yes
terday was taken up by a vote of 135
to 129 and was debated for the remain
der of the day.
In his Invocation today the blind
chaplain of the house prayed for Mr.
i-pps, or Virginia, -who was operated
upon for appendicitis at the Garfield
hospital in this city this morning.
When the president's message was
; read, the republicans made a demon- ;
. stration of enthusiasm. !
"I hope the recommendation will
meet with favor on that side of the
&mfieX.Mr- 1UcbaraMD- tbe mU
se if 11 meets with favor- on
that side of the house," retorted Mr.
Cannon sharply. "I'll now ask for
unanimous consent for the Immediate
consternation among the democratic
side. There was no time for consul ta-
"uu- r. muwiusuu UWH4UUS
a moment , ,.
Better do it at once, said Mr. Can-
oeiore juu iuauSc jvur
This shaft raised a laugh. Mr. Rich
ardson said he would not object, but
. wanted to iaiow how much tim would
I be allowed for debate.
Mr. Cannon, finally suggested twen
l ty minutes on a side. To this Mr.
RicharvVon assented, observing: T
do not Suppose gentlemen on the other
side can be of one mind longer than
forty minutes. (Laughter.) We agree
. If it will help you out of the hole."
The bill was then offered and read.
It was as follows
"Be it enacted, etc., that the sum
. of J2,0o9,455 being the amount of cus
i toms revenue received on Importation
? by the United States from Porto Rico
; since the evacuation of Porto Rico by
; the Spanish forces on October IS. 1S?S
- to January 1, 1900, together with any
I further customs revenue collected on
importations from Porto Rico since
January 1, 1900, or that shall hereaf
: ter b collected under existing law
shall be placed at the disposal of the
president, to be used for the govern
ment end benefit of Porto Rico until
otherwise provided by law.; and the
revenues herein referred to. already
collected and to be collected, under
' existing law. are hereby appropriated
: for the purposes herein specified out
of any moneys in the treasury not oth
' erwise appropriated."
Mr. Cannon explained that the sugar
.and fbacco piled up in Porto Rico
controMed by the sugar and tobacco
i trusts. i n; eh was awaiting shipment to
this c v :try would be shipped to the
United .-'rates if this bill passed and
that every dollar of duty paid by these
trusts would be devoted to the storm
swept and starving inhabitants of the
island. You have been shedding croc
odile tears over there. Now come up
and vote for this bill every man of
Mr. Bailey, of Texas, replying to Mr.
Cannon, evoked a round of democratic
applause by his first sentence. If he
iou iviiv ii iicrii liivj iciucoi. :
unanimous consent was submitted that
the bill placed at the absolute disposal
of the president $2,000,000 now in the
treasury and an indefinite sum here
! after to be collected, he said he would
himself have taken the responsibility
of objecting. He would never consent,
he said, to turn over to the discretion
of one man money in the treasury of
the United States. Undoubtedly, the
people of Porto Rico had been subject-
ed to unjust taxation and there should
be an atonement. But the money
should be returned by the direction of
congress now at the discretion of the
president. The right to dispose of
money in the treasury belonged to con
giess not to the executive.
Mr. Berry, of Kentucky, said that no
one smypathized with the starving peo
ple in Porto Rico more than he did,
but he believed there should be a di
rect appropriation from the treasury.
Money should not be given to them,
the title to which was in doubt. There
had recently been filed in the circuit
cou: t a suit to recover duties collected
on P--: to Rican goods and he was of
opirl-n that every dollar collected
sim o tne ratiucation or tne i-aris
treaty had been unlawfully collected.
Mr. McRae, of Arkansas, declared
that the bill was an admission that
! the rights of Porto Rico had been out
's raged a confession that money had
! been unjustly taken from them
At this point Mr. Bailey attempted
to secure the. consent of the other side
to an amendment limiting the appro-
: priation to the money in the treasury
and to definethe purpose for which
it should be used, but Mr. Cannon de
clined to yield and turned the floor
over to Mr. Grcsvenor, of Ohio. The
latter said it would be a source of
gratification to himself and to
country that the agony and despair
which had so recently rested upon Por
to Rico had been shifted to the demo
cratic side of the hall of representa
tives (Republican applause). .He said
the democrats had been vastly more
agitated about politics than starving
Mr. Bailey reiterated his request for
modifications which he said the whole
democratic side would support.
Mr. Maddox, of Georgia, denounced
the massage, and the bill as a piece of
cheap political capital. "You were
blistered bythe country," he said, "and,
now you are using oil."
Mr. Sulzer, of New York, said it was
a move of the president to square him
self and the republicans with the peo
ple, who protested in the name of jus
tice, against the "unconstitutional and
iniquitous tariff bill" for Porto Rico.
Mr. Richardson, who arose to close
the debate, had but four minutes re
maining. He appealed for more time,
V. . . 2 . . . n TIrt -.-.-ic"0wl trier
Iuui it was iciuseu. iic jjiuicjicu &
orously against the methods employed
I by the majority. In all his experience,
j he said, he had never known such an
unfair advantage to be taken of the
j minority. He denounced the bringing
in of a bill prepared in secret after a
night's conference with the president
and precipitating it upon the house as
designed to gain a Cheap John advan
tage. He charged the republicans with
hoping and praying that some demo
crat would object "to get ven on the
loss sustained by the republican party
in the treatment of Porto Rico."
"The republican press." he said, "is
! blistering you and you hope in this
; way to fool the people. But you cannot
do it. I warn you that in the ides
of next November a hurricane, in com-
j parison with which that which de
vastated Porto Rico was a mere zephyr,
will sweep over the land and sweep
j-ou out of power in this congress and
in the White house." (Prolonged dem
After further discussion, Mr. Can
non moved the previous question.which
j prevailed 143 to 119.
! This was on a standing vote and on a
Richardson, the motion prevailed 152
to 125. It was a strict party vote, save
for Mr. Sibley, democrat, of Pennsyl
vania, who voted with the republicans.
Mr. Bailey then moved to commit
thL bill with instructions to limit ap
propriations to collections already
made and specifying the purposes.
After some parliamentary sparring
Mr. Cannon again resorted to a yea
and nay vote on Mr. Bailey's motion ;
The bill was passed 162 to 107.
The Aldrich-Robbins contest was
. then called up.
: Mr. Bartlett, of Georgia, raised the
J question of consideration. The house
j decided to consider the case, 136 to 129,
and on agreement the case was debat
ed the remainder of the day. and will
be continued tomorrow and Tuesday
up to 2:20 o'clock when the final vote
will be taken.
.At 4:50 o'clock p. m. the house took
a recess until S o'clock. There was no
' quorum at the night session and af-
ter waiting in vain until 9:30 o'clock
the house adjourned.
AID FOR PORTO RICO.
Tho President Recommend to Con
s:rei Return ofCutom Collected on
Imports from the Inland.
Washington. March 2. The president
today sent the following message to
To the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives: Sf nro the ovarii - Hnr rf T .-.,- I?
by the Spanish forces on the ISth day
for October. 1S3S. the United States has
! collected on products coming from that
; island to the ports of the United States
i tn duties fixed by the Dingley act and
amounting to J2,095.4.SS and will con
j tinue to collect under said law until
I congress snau otnerwise airect. Al
though I had the power, and. having
In mind the best Interests of the people
of the Island, used it to modify duties
on goods and products entering Into
Porto Rico, I did not have the power
to remit or modify duties on Porto
Rican goods coming into the ports of
the United States. In view of the
pressing necessity of immediate reve
nue for conducing the government
there and for the extension of public
education, and in view also of the pro-
i visional legislation just inaugurated
by the house of representatives and for
the purposes of making the principle
embodied In that legislation applicable
to the immediate past as well as to
the immediate future, I recommond
that the above sum so collected and
the same hereafter collected under ex
isting law shall without waiting for the
enactment of the general legislation
now pending be appropriated for the
use and benefit of the island.
(Signed) WILLIAM M'KINLEY.
Execution Mansion, March 2, 1900.
ENGLAND'S WAR EXPENSES.
She will Have tt Itorrow :00.0MMHH
and Increase Taxe.
London. March 2. The Statist will
say tomorrow that the chancellor of
the exchequer's budget will be de
livered Monday. Under ordinary cir
cumstances, it is added, the speech
would not be made until April, but the
necessities of the government compel
it to take immediate measures for ob
taining a large loan and increasing
The Statist shows that if the govern
ment estimates of expenditures are re-
a . .,.in .
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i.ou,wu,uw iui war jjui pustrs, 01 which
S,000,000 will be raised to cover ror
mal expenditures, and that the chan
cellor of the exchequer will be com
pelled to increase the taxation for the
year by $7,000,000. It suggests that the
income tax be increased a penny.which
would give 2,200,000 additional reve
nue; that the tobacco duty be increas
ed 8 pence a pound, whereby 2,"00,000
would be obtained; that th-j beer duty
be increased a shilling per barrel,
which would bring in 1,400.000 and
that the duty on spirits be increased a
shilling per gallon, realizing 1,200,000.
A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.
Columbia, S. C, March 2. John W.
Comerie died at the hospital in this city
today from the effects of burns from
a return blast from an engine which
he was firing.
B. S. Clark, a flagman on the South
ern, fell from a trestle at Killyan's, i
near here, and was killed today.
Add. Sullivan, formerly of the South
ern shops here, died at Salisbury from
burns caused by an explosion of a gaso
line lamp while cleaning an engine.
Arthur G. Fretwell was killed at
Laurens by a cave-in on the Charles
ton and Western Carolina railroad.
Atlanta, Ga., March 2. Edwards
Brooks was shot and killed by Will
Adkins in a Whitehall street milinery
store. The two clerks had some words
over the refusal of Brooks to give his
co-worker a match.
Richmond, Va., March 2. Near
Wake, in Middlesex county, this morn
ing the boiler of the steam mill of
Merchant & Hanson exploded, killing
Mr. George Stuerer, and seriously in
juring his two sons. Mr. Henry Gar-
i land, who was standing by, had his
skull crushed and will hardly recover.
Steurer was an ex-union veteran,
formerly of Illinois.
To Deny Information to American.
Berlin, March 1. Considerable as
tonishment was caused in the Reich
stag today by a detailed statement re
specting a secret decree issued by Ba
ron von Rheinbaden. Prussian minister
of the interior, while yet the provin
cial governor of Dusseldorf, forbidding
answers to the inquiries of the United
States wherever a possibility existed
that German interest might thereby
be injured, even though the inquiries
should be merely of a general nature.
Ilerr Kunert, socialist, who brought
the matter up, gave the date of the de
cree as July 24, 1899, and he called the
attention of the Reichstag to the fact
that, by the general Prussian decree of
1S94 covering the subject, questions
by foreign consuls, if general in their
nature, may be answered.
Herr Kunert also charged the gov
ernment with conniving at the Agra
rian campaign of abuse against the
No one contradicted either of his
CONGRESSMAN EPPES DEAD.
Washington, March 3. Congressman
Sydney Eppes, of Virginia, died at
Garfield hospital last night at 12:10
o'clock. He was operated on yester
day morning for appendicitis and had
been steadily sinking since.
Representative Sydney P. Eppes, of
the Fourth Virginia district, was
taken ill Wednesday when he attended
the house session, but paid no serious
attention to his ailment until yester
day, when physicians were summoned
and the appendicitis symptoms observ
ed. He was taken immediately to the
hospital and the operation was per
formed this morning. His mother and
relatives were summoned from Vir
ginia during the day. His wife was at
the death bed.
PRAISE FOR LITTLEFIELD.
Portland, Me., March 1. The Port
land board of trade today emphatically
indorsed the views expressed by Con
gressman Littlefield against the Porto
Rican bill, and praised him for his
"courageous stand" in the matter.
In the end than ur leed
that onlr cost half a much.
Tested, true to name, freah and
reliable. Altrart Um MM A
tor Ferrr take no oUMa
Writ for 1900 SW aaanrt.
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COMING TO THE COTTON.
Machinery of a Maine Cotton Mill tob
Moved toThl state Farmer Selllnjc
Next Crop of Cotton To Develop
Raleigh. N. C. March 3l
The st&ie today chartered the E. I.
Shuford Manufacturing Company, of
Hickory. N. C. It Is building and will
operate a large cotton mill on Henny's
fork of the Catawba river, near Hick
ory. The capital is JISS.OOO. Th
stockholders are N. L. Shuford and
A. A. Shuford. of Hickory. Mrs. Kate
Shuford. of Acworth, Ga.. E. W. Hol-
brook and II. J. HoIbrooK. of Maine.
The last two own a mill in Maine and
the machinery from It will be brought
to the Shuford mill.
The corporation commission was in
session today and took up the excep
tions of the Seaboard Air Line to the
commission's order that continuous
milage rates should be charged on
those roads; in other words, that the
latter Is really one system. The Sea
board Air Line excepts on the ground
that it is not under the same manage
ment, but that each line Is separate.
The commission evidently regards the
eceptlons as very weak indeed and
there Is every probability that Its or
der will stand.
President Charles MoNamee and the
newly appointed executive committee
of the state fair met tod:y. The com
mittee is now composed of thirty mem
bers and the appointments were made
late last night by Mr. MoNamee. The
agricultural society is in better shape
than ever before, financially. All Its
debts are paid, together with interest
on bonded debt, and It has a cash bal
ance of something like $1.00".
John S. Ctinningham has a strong
following In this city in his candidacy
for the democratic nomination for gov.
The report of the weather here lur
ing February shows that the mean
temperature was 40 degrees, or 3 de
grees lelow the average. The rainfall
was 4. ,"6 Inches, or over V; of an Inch
above the average. The snowfall was
only 1-3 of an Inch.
Work on the streets here will be. re
sumed Monday. It is the plan to ma
cademize 100 blocks this year.. In all
respects it will be the busiest year this
City has ever known.
Rev. Dr. Marshall, of Forsyth. Ga..
will be called to the pastorate of the
First Baptist church here.
The development of electric power
by, water at Mllburnie on the Neuse
river, six miles from here, will begin
this month. A dam will be built and
at least 1,000 horse power developed.
It is quite probable that an electric
railway line will be built, unless the
Raleigh and Eastern railway passes
It is said the acreage in cotton on
the penitentiary farms will be decreas
ed from 3,500 to about 2.5X this year.
Farmers will in all cases increase their
acreage. There are some who have
made contracts to sell their cotton at
8 cents in October and Novemler. One
planter who li,ves here will raise 1.000
bales, on this basis. He says he can
make cotton at 5 to Z cents.
GUERRILLA WAR ADVISED.
(iennan Paper says This is Uvst Coun
Berlin, March 1. The press here
makes but little comment on the re
lief of Ladysmith, evidently being dis
concerted by the sudden change in the
The papers outside of Berlin continue
as virulently anti-British as ever. The
Tageblatt thinks guerrilla warfare the
only course left for the Boers, and The
Vossische Zeltung is of the opinion
that the fate of the war depends upon
whether General Joubert is able to
bring back his siege guns safely.
In military circles open admiration
is expressed for the strategy of Lord
Roberts, and the opinion is gaining
ground that the beginning of the end
In parliamentary circles the consen
sus of opinion is that the latest devel
opments will make the attainment of
peace more difficult and will render tho
British, in case they completely van
quish the Boers, more overbearing and
less pleasant neighbors than before.
Professor Delbrueck, In Prussian An
nals, severely rebukes German publlo
opinion for ultra-Boerism, which, he-
clares, Is seriously endangering our
friendly relations with England."
A well known military writer says:
"There cannot be more than 40,000
Boers in the field, cf whom the maxi
mum left for fighting is 35.000. Proba
bly both opponents are now preparing
for decisive blows."
The Kreuz Zeitung says: "The re
maining danger for the British Is a rise
of the Cape Boers."
UTAH ELECTS DELEGATES.
A Woman Vice-President of u Demo
Salt Lake, Utah, March 1. The state
democratic convention for the election
of delegates to the national convention
met here today.
W. L. Maginnis. of Odgen. waa made
temporary chairman, and Mrs. Mattie
Hughes Cannon vice chairman.
W. M. Roy lance was made perma
The rules were suspended and Sen
ator J. L. Rawlins was elected a dele
gate by acclamation. The other five
delegates were elected by ballot, the
successful candidates being G. W.
Thatcher, A. J. Weber. A. II. Tar bet.
R. C. Chambers and W. F. Knox.
McKINLET GOES TO NEW YORK.
Washington. March 2. President anl
Mrs. McKinley, accompanied by Gen
eral Corbin, Secretary Cortelyou, Dr.
Rixey, Miss Mary Barber, a stenogra
pher and two servants, left Washing
ton at 11 o'clock a. m. today for New
York, where the president ' will tomor
row night attend the annual dinner of
the Ohio Society.
New York. March 2. The presiden
tial party was greeted by a large crowd
on Its arrival here this afternoon. On
the ferry boat a man tried to hold a
conversation with the president, but
was led away by detectives. The state
apartments at Hotel Manhattan were
decorated for the visit. The president
received a number of callers tonight
and Mrs! McKinley attended the the
Richmond and Washington Air Lino
Richmond, Va.. March 2. The bill
to charter the Richmond and Wash
ington Air une railway me ounet oi
the Greater Seaboard system from this
city north passed the bouse of dele
gates this evening Just as It came from
the senate, the vote being $7 to 27. t It
twrar tmcrn t r thp COVPrnor. "T1 fa an1
the biereest railway fight that has been
I known In the Virginia general assem
bly for years.