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vol. x
NO. 25
E:r Ensrta Sen! Out GjsIs Csn-
laiiiif, Aiiilerants.
JministratioD Finds That It Will Be
Easy to Retaliate in Event or
Germany's Discriminating Against
American Goods.
New Yobk, March 6. A special to the
erald from Washington says : Though
Administration cinnot protest
bainst injurious legislation pending in
e German Legislature, it has developed
at it has been making a q iiet Invest!
'.ton to ascertain the extent of the
alteration of German imputations in
the United States. This investigation
k extended to the imports of other
uropean governments which Impose
frictions upon American goods. In
e case of Germany, the information to
obtained will be of value in determin
S the coursi this Government shall
opt should the meat-inspection bill,
ported by the Reichstag committee, be
acted into law. ,
This investigation, which has been
ingonfor some little time, has de-
Sloped that the objection raised by the
k-rruan government against American
oducts also exists in German goods.
is discovery is very gratifying to the
Bicials, as it furnishes them with an
celleut weapon to be employed in case
need. German wines are said to con
En adulterants, and the President,
ould lie determine to do so, can take
easures to exclude them.
Examination of a statement of the pro
knons of the bill reported bv the Reich
tv committee shows, the authorities
;v, that American meats can be entire
excluded. The press dispatches in
ated that the conditions relative to
spection had been modified, bat
abaseador White's dispatch announces
at the bill contemplates an imperial
pectlon at the port of entry, and a
al Inspection in the province which i
k destination of the meat. In addition,
're is the prohibition of American
nned and corned beef and sausage. It
the contention of this government and
mbassador White has been so advised,
at one inspection should be sufficient,
ith an imperial and local inspection,
effect would be, it is stated, to con-
in n practically all American meats
iich might be imported into the Ger-
hn Empire.
In answer to a complaint registered by
is government at the refusal of the
al authorities of the German Empire
give information to American Consuls,
German government has announced
at all such Information must come
pin the foreign office, and lommunica
in requesting it should be tent to the
nister of Foreign Affaire. In principle
is, according to the department, must
accepted, but there is no intention of
running rich discrimination against
erican Consuls as is apparent from
'nerret instructions to German officials
Desseldorf, as published in the Herald
'presentations made to Secretary
py announce the desire of the German
ernment to modify the pending bill,
1 its purpose to have ft amended
en considorml bv the Bundesrath.
7 Ask Markets For Their Products
and Get Charity Opinions of
Spanish Press.
Mty or Mexico, March 6. The press
r, both, native and foreign, condemn
f Policy of the United States Congress
Mrd Puerto Rico. The papers printed
r-nglish are severe In tbelr criticisms
the treatment of the annexed island,
1 predict trouble ahead. The Spanish
!oniet organ, Corerro Espsnola, says :
McKinley, having taken pity on
"'to R co, has asked Conaress to
'wine him to devote to the relief of
p island a hlch has been converted
by famine into a net British India
sum equivalent to the Custom-House
duties paid by the merchants of Puerto
Ricj on its introduction into the United
States. It is said that half a loaf is
better than no bread, hut we are of the
opinion that this measure is worse than
nothing. Instead of converting the in
habitants of the island into mendicants,
they onght to be loft free to develop
their natural resources and sell their
products, to which end exportations,
now in a state of stagnation, should be
facilitated by means of free trade.
"What Puerto Rio needs rather than
degradation, almost, which Is insulting
to human dignity, Is to be able to sell
its suga and tobacco. But this would
not S lit the American producers of sugar
and tobacco; It would run counter to the
protected interests which have great
influence in the Federal Congress, and
McKinley, in order not to offend those
interested, has found way oat of it by
efleiing charity."
General Gatacre Has Occupied Storm
berg Without Serious Opposition
and Is Now in Close Communica
tion With General Clements at
London, March 6. The Boers in
Northern Cape Colony are in full retreat
to the Orange Free State. The possession
of Stormberg pats General Gatacre In
railroad communication with General
Clements at Colesberg, for trough the
Boers partially wrecked the railroad, it
la understood that It can be quickly re
paired, and thus the entrance of ad
ditional British troops into the Free
State will be facilitated.
From Osfontein, where Roberts is op
posed by a good-sized body of Boers,
there is still no news except reports of
minor skirmishes.
- The position gained by General
Brabant at Dordrecht is reported to be
exceedingly strong. According to the
Times correspondent, the Boers' numbers
alone enable them to retreat from
Dordrecht, practically unhindered. He
also reports a violation of a white flag by
the Boers, they having deliberately fired
at close range on a stretcher party.
General White's garrison has begun
to leave Ladysmith and is arriving at
the Mool River camp, where the troops
will remain several days, after which
they will go further south. They are
emaciated and exhausted and say the
road to Colenso presents scenes that ex
ceed in horror those depicted in Dante's
Inferno. -Dead men and animals are ly
ing mutilated and putrefying in the
trenches formerly occupied by the Boers,
and filling the air with a sickening
stench. In cases where hurried burials
had been attempted, the rains have
washed the earth away and out of the
earth stick ghastly legs and arms of dead
A dispatch from Osfontein says that
according to the Boer prisoners, an im
portant British success will cause Presi
dent Steyne to flee to Pretoria, leaving a
provisional government at Bloemfontein,
which is likely to make peace overtures,
those Free Staters not wishing for peace
treking toward the Transvaal and help
ing to make a stand which most of the
British military critics now point out
will constitute the most difficult and
deeding feature of the war.
The recent rains have afforded Roberts
good grass and copious supplies have
reached him. News of his advance is
eagerly awaited.
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From the Vindicator, Rutherforilton, N. C.
The editor of the Vindicator has had
occasion to test the efficacy of Chamber
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which he suffered excruciating pain for
ten days, which was relieved with two
applications of Pain Balm, rubbing the
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benefit and entire relief In very short
time. Second, In rheumatism in thigh
joint, almost prostrating him with severe
pain, which was relieved by two appli
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Hari Battli Will Probably Tale Place
at Wiiitmn, Willi Boers in
a StroEH Position,
Defenses There Are Said to Be the
Strongest in the Free State Bul
ler Is Still After Boers That Be
siged Ladysmith.
London, March 7. Lord Roberts
telegraphs from Oifontein :
"Advanced March 7 j the enemy is now
in full retreat, followed by our troops;
casualties few."
London, March 7. The Dutch forces
will now probably fall back upon Win
burg.and the high hills between Ventors
burg and Senekal, between the Vet and
Valsch Rivers. This is described by
South Africans as the most formidable
defensive position in the Free State, and
lateral railroads lead np behind It at
Bethlehem and Kronstad. The Vaal
River is a long distance behind these
commanding kopjes, and the Witwaters-
rand Ridge, of which Johannesburg is
the key, lies to the north. If Lord
Roberts has sent a strong body of in
fantry toward Vryburg and Mafeking, It
will naturally be reinforced and converted
in due time into a turning column
against that strong position.
'The reealtsof the Dutch concentration
are disclosed in the facility with which
the district south of the Orange River
has been cleared. General Gatacre'a
Army is not strong since an entire
brigade was called back to reinforce Lord
Roberts' Corps, yet he has been able to
take possession of Storm berg without a
struggle. The Boers had retreated from
that natural fortress to Rooikop, ant
left the road open to Burgersdorp. The
occupation of Stormberg gives General
Gatacre the control of the railway west
ward to Middleburg, and enables him to
advance northward toward the Orange
Lond n, March 7. Lord Roberts has
telegraphed as follows:
"Osfontein. March 7, 4 :30 p. in. Our
operation today promise to be a great
success. The enemy occupied a position
four miles north and eleven miles sonih
of the Moddrr River. I placed General
Colville's division on the north bank
and General Kelly-Kenny's and Tucker's
division, with cavalry, on the south
bank. The cavalry division succeeded
in turning the enemy's left fl ink, open
ing the ro id for the sixth division, which
is advancing without being obliged to
fire a shot np to the present time.
"The enemy are in full retreat toward
the north and east. They are being
closely followed by cavalry, horse ar
tillery and mounted infantry, while
Tucker's division, Colville's Ninth
division and the Guards Brigader under
Pole Carew, are making their way across
the river at Popular's Drift, where I
propose to place my headquarters this
evening. Our casualties will, I trust, be
low, as the enemy were quite unprepared
for being attacked by a fl ink movement,
and having their communications with
Bioemfontein threatened."
Anclrt I Ft-obabljr Daail,
Nsw York, March 7. A dispatch to
the Herald from Berlin says: Herr
Fridljof N'ansen has been interviewed
here by a correspondent of the Lokal An
zeiger. He Is passing through Berlin on
his way to Breslau. Speaking on the
subject of his future plans and the iate
Andre, he said that he would leave
Christiania on May 15, In order to carry
out hydrol glcal studies around Iceland
for the Norwegian Government. A
specially constructed vessel had been
ordered for this voyage. It will be similar
to the Fram, but smaller. The expedition
will return in the Autumn.
In reply to theqnestlon : "Do you In
tend to proceed to the Arctic regions
again?" Herr Nanesn said that he had
certain plans in view, which, for the
present, he preferred to keep secret. As
to Andre, Ilerr Nansen said :
"I believe as long as possible, In his
return, making the most liberal al
lowance of time for his reappearance,
but I no longer have any hope. I don't
believe that ho is living; otherwise we
should certainly have heard of him. All
that can be looked for now is the recovery
of his bodr."
China May !! a Clrll War.
Chicago, March 7. A special to the
Record from Victoria, B. C, says : Ac
cording to Asiatic advices by the steamer
Empress of India, the recent coup d'etat
of the Empress Dowager of China, in
which the Emperor, Kwan Su, was de
throned and the 6 year-old son of Prince
Tuan named as his successor, bids fair
to embroil the Celestial Empire in Civil
War. At Swatow the Chineee are al
ready In revolt, and in many other parts
of the Empire they are taking up arras
against the Empress and Maochns. The
reform party, which is at the head of the
movement to foment rebellion, is in
receipt of a telegram from Kanh Yu Wei,
sent from Singapore, In which he says
he can raise an army of 40,000.
The China Gazette says the Empress
Dowsger and her advisers, being afraid
Qf a revolution in Peking, having applied
to the Russian government for help, and
that the Japanese govemment has pro
tested. Telegrams from Peking to
Japaneee papers say it is reported that
Russia has sent warships to the mouth
of the Yalu river.
Battalion Each of the Fourteenth,
Eighteenth and Twenty third In
fantries Will Come Home, in May,
Because Their Time of Service Has
Nxw Yokk, March 8. A special to the
Herald from Washington says: By di
rection of Acting Secretary of War Mel
klejohn inetrnctions have been sent to
Msjir-General Otis to return to the
United States some time in May one
battalion eac'a of the Fourteenth, Eight
eenth and Twenty-third Infantry. The
withdrawal of those troops were recom
mended by Major-General Miles several
months ago. He pointed out to the de
partment that the three regiments
designated would have been two years
in the Philippines in June next.
There is no doubt that the decision of
the department to withdraw three bat
talions, which number more than 1200
men, is influenced to some extent by the
disorganization of the rebel army and
the prospect that the American troops
will no longer meet with resistance from
an organized force.
Notwithstanding the action of the de
partment in ordering home these bat
talions, officers who have served in the
Philippines and who have just returned,
say that this must not be taken to mean
that the rebellion has been suppressed.
The insurgents are operating in small
forces, which scatter upon the approach
of American troops, but which re
assemble and attack whenever a good
opportunity presents itself. A well
known officer in Luzon, writing to a
friend in this city, gives it as his opinion
that the rebellion will not be entirely
suppressed in less that ten years.
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HoTerclgii'l Testimony.
Washington, March 8. James R.
Sovereign continued his testimony in
the Coeur d'Alene case today. Owing
to Representative Leutz'a absence in
New York, Repiesentative Slaydtn, of
Texas, directed the examination, and
the cross-examination was participated
in Jy all the members of the committee.
Mr. Sovereign testified that the Miners'
Union was not responsible for the pub
lications written by him, which had
been Introduced as evidence. The cross-
examination took Mr. Sovereign over
the exciting events attending the blow
ing np of the Bunker Hill concentrators,
and the witness was made to recite in
minute details the circumstances of the
adair. In the main, this was an
elaboration of the direct testimony pre
viously given. He said the masks worn
by the men were ordinary cloth with
holes cut out for the eyes.
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
Ovl (UttffQ
rncT Batb Want War Bit Mcr U
Etiij Fur I!.
Russia Will Try to Avoid a Clash Until
Her Big Railway Is Completed Nine
Months Hence, and Japan Will
Meanwhile Continue to Flood Corea
With Coolies Who Are in Reality
Trained Soldiers.
Nkw Yoiik, March 7. A dispatch to
the Herald from Yokohama says: No
one of the legations in Tokio, nor any of
the Japanese officials, will acknowledge
that war with Russia is imminent. It
is well known in diplomatic circles that
at present Japan and Russia are work
ing secretly to obtain concessions in
Corea against other nations, "hut this
does not mean that a clash between
Russia and Japan Is not coming in the
Japan is the only serious obstacle in
the way of the Russian Eistern policy.
Japan must have Corea. which already
is flooded with Japanese coolies, who are
rea'ly soldiers. Russian transports pass
through Nagasaki constantly loaded with
troops for Port Arthur.
The Japaneee common people have a
great hatred (or Russia, and would wel
come war without counting the cost, but
they have little power. Japan has not
money for war, and Russia will yield to
Japan as long as the trans-Siberian rail
road is incomplete. An American engi
neer, who has been over the road, reports
that it cannot be used effectively for nine
Humors of an impending war origi
nated in Shanghai, not in Japan, but
were based on generalizations, not facie.
Russia is now changing her representa
tives tbroughont Japan, and would not
do so if she expected an Immediate out
break. During the last three years a
crisis resulting in war might have arisen
at any moment, but for the present it is
not at hand, and, in the correspondent's
opinion, Russia can prevent it until she
is ready.
Japan Will Withdraw.
New York, March 7. A dispatch to
the Journal and Advertiser from OJessa
says: Among the officers of the volun
teer fleet of cruisers, who recently re
turned here from the far East, there Is a
stiong belief that the enormous garrisons
being formed at Port Arthur, Dalni and
Viadivostock will be utilized soon as a
oerciva lever for compelling the Ja
panese to abandon their pretensions and
acquisitions in Corea.
The commander of one of the cruisers
expressed his conviction that before the
end of this year Russian Influence in the
far Eastern peninsula will have become
so absolutely dominating that the Ja
panese will feel morally constrained to
nive up the struggle and retire from the
many important enterprises they are
now prosecuting in Corea, and that will
open the way for the gradual assumption
of a Russian protectorate.
Smallpm la Raging In Mliauslppl.
Jackbox, Miss., March 8. An official
report made to the Hinds County Board
of Supervisors reveals an appalling state
of affairs in the Jonesville neighborhood,
in the smthern part of the country.
The community is literally honeycombed
with smallpox of the most virulent form,
and during the past six weeks nearly 100
deaths have occurred. On some days
the death rate has been so large that it
was impossible to secure coffins, and
rude caskets were made from rails.
Whole families were wiped out of ex
istence and of several large families only
one or two children are left.
Many ol the patients who are now in
a critical condition are without medical
attention, and are dying at the rate of
CO., nw vow.
from three to five per doy. The death
rate cxcderis 75 per cent, and the entire
lower por.lon of the conntry i. demoral
ized. The Board of Supervisors will
make an effort to check further spread.
Fyndlcate Swindler,
Nxw York, March 7. The Evening
World today priuts an Interviev with
William F. Miller, had of the to-called
Franklin Syndicate, w h:ch swindled a
great many peop'e thionh romises to
pay 10 per cent a wek. Miller is re
ported as saying that the syndicate was
started on a capital t.f $50 an I that at
least $1,500,000 passed through his
hands while he was in the syndicate.
He said the police made no attempt to
prevent his escape. Miller said that he
was merely tool, hired hy the real
swindlers. Sclesinger, w! oai he ec
ernes of bting the real sw'ndler, drew a
salary of $200 wetk'y. Miller declares
he is being made a ''footba'l" of by the
district attorney's office. He said her
will tell all he knows when brought to
trial, and intimates that it will Involve)
some big men.
Ilia Lire W as Saved.
Mr. J. E. LMly, a prominent clt'z n of
Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonderful
deliverance from a frightful death. In
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Typhoid fever, that ran into pneumonia.
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General Gatacre's Force Has Occupied
Burgersdorp Wiihout Opposition,
and General Clements Has Now
Reached Norval's Point, on the
Free State Border.
Lond is, March, 8. The full extent of
Roberts' success yesterday is not clear,
but the best informed authorities appear
satisfied that it brings peace perceptibly
nenrer. Theexrwrte amicip.iio that the
burghers will make no further stand
west of the Free State caiital and some
of them even deduce, from the fact that
the Boer forces are divided mid have re
treated in different directions, that de
moralizttion has set in, and that the
Transvaal forces will nut be found care
fully entrenched in position noith of the
Vaal river, at which the bulk of the
Free Staters will abandon the contest
and sue for peace. Elsewhere the news
indicates that the conditions continue
hopeful from a British point of view, the
telegrams from Mafek'n alone show'ng
any despondency.
Losnos, Maich 8. Lord Roberts tele
graphs he has captured a Kiupp gun ar d
a number of tents and waon. He also
announces that General Cltments baa
occupied Norval's Point.
London, March 8. A special diFpilch
from Molteno says that the British oc
cupied Burgerslorpli- unopposed last
Qntin Will Vlult Irrlnml.
Dublin, March 8 The nt wsp it ers of
this city give rather a chilly reception to
the announcement of I he proposed visit
of Queen Victoria to Ireland next month,
although the comments are perfectly
courteous. The Freeman's Journal says :
"The chivalry of t lie Irish would In
sure a respectful rtc -ption, but it is im
possible to congratulate Her Mnjeity on
the opportunity chosen for a royal visit,
after a boycott so long maintained.'"
The Daily Independent says :
"The Nationalists will have no other
desire but that Her Maj sty shtu'd re
ceive at the hands of the Irish the re
spectful welcom e i' her exalted
station and her hign personal character."
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