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Tbera, But Accomplish Freedom to
Them and Their Descendants.
ndon, March 13. A parliamentary
Jer containing the telegrams lent to
British government by the Preei-
Isof the S milt African Republics,
Great Britain' iep!v thereto was
td today. The first telegram tent by
two Presidents lo the Maiquis of
bury wit as follow:
Eloemfontkin, March 5 The blood
tears of the thousands who have
red by th'n war, and the prospect of
lie moral and economic min where-
South Africa is now threatened,
it necessary for both belligerents
k themselves dispassioneely and in
of God, for what they are fighting ;
Iher the aim of each justifies all this
ling misery and devastation ; what
o oljrct?
Ind, in view of the assertions of van-
British statesmen to the effect that
war waj begun and is being carried
ith the set purpose of undermining
Majesty's authority in South Africa,
Vf setting up one government over
jutb Africa, independent of Her
ly'a government, we consider it
lty to solemnly declare that this
was undertaken solely as a defensive
iiire to maintain the threatened .in-
ndenee of the South African Re-
cs, and is only continued in order
ure and maintain the incontestable
endence of both Republics as
fein luteruational states, and to
a the assurance that those of Her
sty's subjects who have taken part
us in this way shall suffer no harm
ever in person or property.
)a these conditions, but on these
lions alone, are we now as In the
desirous of seeing peace re
lished in South Africa, while, if
Majesty's subject's government is
mined to destroy the independence
Republics there is nothing left to
d to our people but to presevere to
nd in the course already begun. In
of the overwhelming pre-eminence
') British Empire, we are confident
God, who lightened the on-
guishabie fire of love of freedon in
bearts of ourelvee, and of our belief
he will accomplish his wotk in the
'(1 States and in our descendants.
e hesitated to make this declara
arlier to Your Excellency, as we
1 that as long as the advantage was
s on our side and as long as our
h held defensive positions far with,
jer Majesty's colonies, such a de-
tion might hurt the feeling and
of the British people But now
i lie prestige of the British Empire
he considered to be restored by the
re of one of our forces by Her
'y'e troops, and that we have
My been forctd to evacuate other
'ns which our forces had occupied,
hfficulty it over, and we can no
r heeitate to clearly inform your
"imeiit and people in the sight of
i hole civilized world why we are
"in, and on what conditions we are
to restore peace."
the immediately foregoing conditions
and stipulations in sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and
an J 5 of this act shall apply to measures
which the United States may find it nec
essary to take for securing by its own
forces the defnsee of the United States
and the maintenance of public order."
With the exception of Senator Morgan,
the amendment was supported by all the
Republicans and Democrats on the com
mittee, and Senator Jones of Arkansas
says it is acceptable to the Democratic
side of the senate. '
The position of the European govern
ments upon the amendment wiH.r.ct be
known until the foreign officers have
considered its scope. Several of the am
bassadors have conferred together on the
subject but as they bad not received in
structions in reply to their cables they
were not authorized to speak definitely
as to the attitude of their governmnts.
It would not be surprising, however,
should some opposition develop.
As soon as the treaty is ratified the
bill authorising the construction of a
canal across Nicaragua will be pushed to
a vote in both houses, and onditious
are favorable for its passage.
Will M Accept tbe MM ot Unitei
Slab1 KMly Intercession.
Germain, France and Russia Are All
Anxious to See the War Ended
Cannot Take the Initiative.
After Losing Nearly 400 Men "Little
Bobs" Hurrying Forward.
Dcmoctats and Republicans Will
Favor . it as Amended Other
Countries Oppose.
,( o, March 13. A special to the
No Record from Washington says :
r Is no doubt that the senate will
be Hay-PeUncefote treaty, re
t Hiat part of the Clavton-Bulwer
Jy which fleets the Nicaragua canal
'he amendment adopted today by
committee on foreign relations,
' provides for the Insertion of the
' agreed, however, that none of
London, March 13. Lord Roberts tel
egraphs from Venteis Vlei under date of
March 12, 9 :30 p. rn., as fallows :
"I directed General French if there
were time before dark, to seizs the rail
way station at Bloemfontein, and thus
secure the rolling stock. At midnight I
received a report from him that after
considerable opposition he had been
able to occupy two bills close to. the rail
way statiou, which commanded Bloem
"A brother of President Steyn has
been made a prisoner.
"The telegraph line leading north
ward has been cut, and the railway
broken up.
"I a.n now starting with tho Thirl
Cavalry Brigade, which I called up from
the Seventh Division, near Petrusburg
yesterday, and the mounted infantry, to
reinforce the cavairy division. The reet
of the force will follow as quickly as
Colonel Humpheley has died of his
wounds. Lieutenant Pratt, of the Essex
Regiment, was wounded severely. The
wounds are as a rule more serious than
usual, owing to the expanding toilets
which are freelv used by the Boers.
There aro 321 men wounded. About 60
or 70 men were killed or are missing."
Patrick Egau'a View.
New Vokk, March 14. Patrick Eean,
ex minister to Chile, and fx president
of the Irish National Federation, has
written a letter, in which he says :
"I think I know the Irish people as a
whole and In detail at home and abroad,
as well as any other living man, and I
can say conscientiously that outside of
he Immediate place-holders and
hangers-on of the British government
the Orange Fraternity, the landlords and
castle shopkeepers, and a mere handful
of the society people, known as 'Cawstle
Cawtholics,' making a grand total of not
over 15 per cent of theentiro population,
there are none in Ireland, who want
Victoria as their Q ie 'ti, or who have
any other freling for her than one of
coldest indifference, if not actual hatred
"The present momentous occasion is
one that demands dignified but unflinch
ins manhood on the part of leaders of
the Irish people. Let us hope that they
will not be found wanting."
loaargrnta fight Hard.
On Board Tim Stkamkk Vknuh,
Legaspl, Luzon, Jan. 23. Correspond
enca of the Associated Press.) Five
companies of the Forty-seventh Vol
unteer Infantry, aided by the gunboat
Nashville, today fought their way Into
the native towns of Legaspi and Albay.
We had five men slightly wounded.
Forty-five dead Filipinos had been
counted by nlghtfajl, ami we are caring
fur a doscn of their wounded. Shells
front the Nashville limited two ware
honsek filled with baled hemp. Thete
fires could not be put out, and 8000 bales,
with a total valuation of $120,000 were
destroyed by nightfall.
An Honest Medicine fur t.m Urlppa.
George W. Walt, of Gardner, Me.,
says: 'I have had the worst cough,
cold, chills and grip and have taken lots
of trash of no account but profit to the
vendor. Chambertaln'i cough Remedy
it the only thing that has done any
good whatever. I have used one bottle
of it and the chills, cold and grip have
all left me. 1 congratulate the maim
factor rs of an honett medicine." For
sale by Blakeley & Houghton.
London, March 12. The United States
government, at tho request of President
Kruger and President Steyn, has offered
to the British government its services as
mediator, with the view of bringing
about peact in South Africa. Lord
Salisbury has not ytt replied, but a
representative from the Associated Piess
leains that there is little doubt he will
decline the United States good ofilceB.
He will do so, however, in terms as
cordial and polita as those in which the
offer was couched.
Malnburjr's Itepljr.
London, March 13. United States
Charge d'AfTaires, Henry White, saw
Lord Salisbury at the Foreign OOBce this
evening and received the formal reply
from tbe British government, declining
tho good offices of the United Slates in
regard to peace. It is understood the
reasons of the Premier were identical
with those already cabled to tbe As
sociated Press. The interview between
White and Salisbury was very brief,
tbe Premier confining himself td a
courteous verbal declination.
Mallnhiiry to Kruger.
London, March 13. In tho House of
Lords today, the Premier, Lord Salis
bury, read the British government's
reply to Presidents Steyn and Kruger.
The concluding sentence is as follows :
"Her Majesty's government can only
answer yout Honor's telegram 'y saying
it is not prepared to assent to the inde
pendence of either the South African
Republic or that of the Orange Free
I'lillcy t,t franca.
Pabis, March 13. A representative of
the Associated Press has secured from a
responsible mouthpiece of the French
government the following exposition of
France's attitude in the matter of inter
vention in the Anglo-Transvaal War,
which, it is said, hes been solicited by
President Kruger. The official in
question said : .
"We believe it is trne the Transvaal
hat teat a request to the powers for their
intervention, M10 igh up to this morn
ing Kruger's message has not been an
nounced. As far as France is concerned,
she certainly will not take tre initiative
in offering England mediation, neither
will Russia, for the two are naturally
working together lu this matter. We
leel that in the present excited state of
public feeling in England especially as
regards ourselves, any step taken by the
French government would defeat Its owu
object and instead of opening a way to
honoiable peace would act as oil on tho
flames and probably create fresh corupli
"We consider that the overtures for
meditation can best emanate from some
Dower whose cordial relations with
England prevents such a suggestion be
ing construed asan unfriendly act. The
Emperor of Germany, for instance,
might take the initiative, or President
McKinley, without fear of creating the
friction which stands in the way of any
such action on our part and, after this
is done, relianco can be placed on the
noaualilled support of France, and
Russia, who only desire to see the end 01
the bloodshed and are eager to lend their
good offices in Lringing about this result."
Oermany'a I'neltlon, March 13 It is semi-official
Ir announced that when the Orange Free
State and the Transvaal addressed to a
number of the larger and smaller states
a request for iriemiiy mediation, tne
German government replied that it
would willingly participate, provided
the essential conditions of such 'medi
ation were present, namely, the certainty
that both belligerents desired it."
Sheepman Loeing Courage,
Nobtii Yakima, March 13. Although
the sheepgrowers of Central Washington
have not given tip the fight for an open
forest reserve, it is admitted that they
are becoming much discouraged, and
are almost without hope of success. A
letter received by the secretary of the
Woolgrowere' Association from Con
gressman Jones stated that Mr, Jones
bad repeatedly called npon the Secretary
of the Interior to discuss the matter of
opening the reservo this year, but had
not yet been able to go over the entire
subject with him. At his last visit he
found the Secretarv inclined to tie im
patient and unwilling to discuss the
Prominent sheepmen here have been
talking tbe subject over today, and have
wired Senator Foster to learn if in his
opinion it would be advisable to send one
of their number to Washington to pre
sent the case to the Secretary. Several
laige flockowners have already made ar
rangements to move to Montana, where
free ranges may yet be had. A repre
sentative of the Great Northern was in
town Saturday, and it is said he offered
free transportation from Spokane to
Rheepmen who desired to go to Montana
to look up new ranges. After shearing
time a number of them will avail them
selves of the offer. If the reserve is
opened at all, it must be very soon, as
the season is so far advanced that sheep
should be on the ranges within a few
Campaign Document.
Indianapolis, March 14. The Ser.
tinel tomorrow wil' say:
. "One of the most prominent Republi
cans in, who ha just returned
from Washington and who is known to
be very close to the Administration, is
authority for the statement thai a de
fense of the Puerto Rican tariff hill is be
ing prepaied that will show the poli
ticians that the enactment of tho hill,
instead of being a blunder, was the
shrewdest campaign move of the nge.
He says this defense is in the hands of
Senator Frve, who will spring it ir. tho
Semite in due season. It will he shown,
he says, that the sugar and trusts
were opposing the bill with might and
main, and that their demand was for
free trade with all colonies. It will be
further shown, he says, that it was the
intention of the trusts to "squat" in the
colonies and fl od America with their
cheap products, which would have the
effect to drive countless thousands of
laboring men out of house and home.
Even the approximate reduction
in wages ol American laboring
men is being figured for campaign pur
poses, he says."
By Eolsrls May.
Garrison Cannot Hold Out Much Longer
All is Quiet in Xatal Cronjc
and All Paardcberg Prisoners Will
Sail fur St. Helena on March 15.
PniiToaiA, March 13. A dispatch from
Elocaifcntein siivs that in vie a of the
military situation, the seat of govern
ment may be removed to Kroonstaadt.
Lobatsi, March 8 Colo'iel Plumcr's
force reached here March 6. It is be
Heved only a singlo bridge southward
has been destroyed, and that, otherwise
the railroad is intact within five miles of
Mafeking. Plainer has already dispersed
several Boer police posts in tbe neighbor
hood, and is actively pushing his ad
vance southward.
of the important financial bills which
had been passed by Congress had been
approved on the 14th of the month. He
spoke of the Sherman act, the re
turn (it iun act and now the hill which
was before hiiu. In signing the hill, the
President used a new gold pen and
holder, which Overslreet had brought
w ith him for the purpose.
Meanwhile Xews of Hard Fighting ia
N'ortb Xatal May Be Expected at
Any Time Warren's Forces, Now
at Durban, Have Been Ordered t
Join Buller.
Capk Town,
Plnmer is now
March 14. Cilonel
within fortv miles of
Adopted by tha House.
Washington, March 13. The laBt
legislative step in the enactment of the
financial bill was taken by the House of
Representatives today when the con
ference report on the bill was adopted by
a vote of yeas, 106; noes, 120; present
and not voting, 10. The Senate had al
ready adopted the conference report, so
that it only remains for the President to
affix his signature to the measure to
make it a law. Representative Over-
street, the author of the bill, will take It
to the White House tomorrow, and the
signatnro is likely to be affixed soon
When the session opened, nnmber
of minor bills w ere paed. Grow ( Rep
Pa ), in a personal statement, denied
that he had ever said in a newspaper
interview that the Puerto Ricsn bill
"was an outrage and robbery." Then,
under the order previously made, the
House proceeded to consideration of the
conference report npon tho nnanciai
Ilia Lira raved.
Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen of
Hannibal, Mo., lately had wonderful
deliverance froui a frightful death. In
telling of It he says : "I was taken with
Typhoid fever, that ran into pneumonia.
My lungs became hardened. I was so
weak I conld'nt even sit up in bed.
Nothing helped me. I expected to soon
die of consumption, when I heard of
Dr. King's New Discovery. Ons bottle
g.ivo great relief. I continued to use it,
and now am well and stroi g. I can't
say too much in its praise." This
marvelous medicine is the surest and
quickest cure in the world for all throat
and long trouble Regular sizes 50 rents
and $1.00. Trial bottles free at Blukeley
ft Houghton's drugstore; every bottie
Will Deitroy Johannesburg.
New York, March 15. Montagu
White confirms the rumor that the Boers
will utterly di-ttroy Johannesburg if
forced tq do r. Pretoria could not be
defended, he says, if Johannesburg wete
permitted to remain.
A Uoad Cough Medlelua tar Children
"I have no hesitancy in recommend
ing Cherriberlain s Cough Remedy,"
says r.l . Aloran, a well known and
popular baker, of. Petersburg, Va. "We
have given it to our children when
troubled with bad coughs, also whoop.
ing cough, and it has alvtaj s given per
fect satisfaction. It was 1 room mended
to ma by a druggist as tho best rough
medicine for children as It contained no
opium or other harmful drug." Sold by
Blakeley A Houghton.
London, March 14, p. m. .V few hours
may tiring important dispatches from
Lord Roberts. N j word has come from
iiioomfontein todiy, although sharp
fighting is believed to have occurred
since the Commnnder-iu-Chief was last
heard from. London confidently expects
the occupation of the Orange Free State
capital will occurr today, as previously
In the meantime, attention turns to
Mafeking. The hamlet of tho plains can
scarcely holdout much longer. The news
of Colonel Plumei's approach ha4 given
substance to the rumors of its relief, but
those best Informed are inclined to think
the relief Is morn likely to Income ac
complished by Colonel Peckhan'scolnmn
from Kimberley. Private advlres have
set forth that Colonel Plumer has almost
given up hope of occomplishing any
thing more than harassing the Boers,
though silica these were written, it is
stated that the diminished number of
the investing force may have rendered
Plnmers task more feasible.
Judging from the lack of news every
thing is quiet in Natal, w hile from Her
schel comes the statement that the total
collapse of the insurgent colonists is Im
minent. General Cronje, according to a Cape
Town special, sails for St. Helena on
March 15, accompanied by all the
Paardeberg prisoners.
. Cecil Rhodes is suffering from catarrh
of the stomach, and is unable to sail for
Natal dispatches recount that the
greatest satisfaction is felt there at Lord
Salisbury's reply to the Boer Presidents'
peace overture. A dispatch from Pieter
maritzburg, published in the second edi
tion of the Times, says :
"The reply, especially the last para
graph, relating to independence, has
been received in Natal with a feeling of
great relief, and ia dispelling all doubts
A private dispatch from Johannesburg
has been received in London, dated Sat
urday, March 10, contradicting the re
ports that the mines are flooded end al!
the machinery broken, and asserting
that all is well.
Hurrenilereil to Ilia SharlrT.
Goldendalk, Wash., Match 14.
George R. A. Ferris, a Klickitat far.ner,
surrendered himself today to the sheriff
of the county, stating that on Monday
afternoon, at his farm in the Goodnoe
Hills, he shot and killed a man by the
name of Worrell, in leif dHttnse. Wnrrell
an unmarried man, formerly of Mis
souri hud Ferris' (arm rented. Coroner
Hart has gone to tho scone of the homi
cide, some thirty miles from Goldcndale.
Rigor it With n Hold ran,
Washington, March 14. At 12:46
o'clock this afternoon the President af
filed his signature to the financial bill,
thus making it a law cf the land. Repre
sentative Overstreet, who had the bill in
charge, arrived at the White House
about fivo minutes before that time, and
was shown into the cabinet-room, where
he was joined by the President, who,
after inquiring if the bill had teen com
pared with rare, affixed his signature to
it. At the same time he recalled to
those who stood by the fact that many
London, March 15 At precisely 1:30
o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, a Union
Jack, tpec'ally made for this purpose by
!,idy Roberts', was hoisted over the
presidency at Bloemfotiteiri, amid the
acclamations of the enmmunder-in-chiel'e
battalions, in which, curiously
enough, the Orange Free Slate burghers
appear to have j ined with remarkable
The opposition to the en'.ry of the
British troops into the capital was in
significant. The troops were occupying
a few high places in tho hills about the
place, but a few shells drove them out at
1 o'clock in the morning. Newsoar
correspondents entering the town, found
Mr. Frazer and others who guided them
'to where Lord Roberts stood on the top
of a hill waiting for them. As spokes
man, Mr. Frazer asked protection for
life and property and surrendered the
keys. Lord Roberts, accompanied by
his staff, rode at the head of a calvacade
a mile along to the Presidency, receiving
an ovation throughout the route, cul
minating tu a rciutrkable demonstration
at the market square.
Reaching the government building.
Lord Roberts took possession of the city
in the name of the Queen and then re
paired to the Presidency, whero the cere
mony of hoisting the Union Jack ended
forever, according to universal opinion
here, the Boer government of the F:ee
State. Durin; his pn gress through the
town, Roberts stopred and ordered the
instant replacement of goods w hich were
being looted (rout the artillery barracks
by Kaffirs, thus giving the populace an
earnest assuranci of the treatment they
might expect from the victors.
President Steyn fie 1 to Kroonstadt
without replying to Lord Roberts' de
mand for his surrender, and the Commander-in-Chief
remarked 'afterwards.
during the course of conversation while
breakfasting at the farm of President
Steyn' brother, that the ex -President
had became a nonen.ty. Tiie British
troops, with tho exception of those nec
essary to police the town, remain out
side. Bioeiufootein is now regarded as
a sort cf half-way hone and base of
operations for the advance on Pretoria.
The military authorities here expect a
periol of comparative quiet while Lord
Roberts is establishing tailroal con
nection w ith Noorvals Punt and Bethnlie,
relieving the men and hoises and giving
them the mceesary rest to fit them for
the severe stru.nles which are believed
to bj inevitable.
It seems likely that the news of fiht
iug my ni-xt come from Gener
al Warren' division, which had recche I
Durban, lias been ordered to j du Gener
al Builer, indicating that the outfl.mking
movement through the neck ul Zululand
is about to coinuiei f. It is reported at
Bloemfontein that General Jonhert ia at
Brandfort, hut other reports locate hiui
at Biggersberg.
End lull Colonlnta ('leaned.
The text of the correspondence between)
the two Prcei lente and Lord Salisbury
lias been read with the liveliest feeling
of satisfaction by the English in South
Africa, where it is interpreted as a clear
intimation that the war must go on until
the Dutch Repnolics are ready to sur
render unconditionally. The in fire nee
to be drawn from Pretoria dispatches is
that the appeal of the two Presidents
was designed to draw from the Britilt
governments reply which would con
vince the Dutch that there was nothirg
before them except a desperate resistant-
to a war of conquest.
The action of the United States State
Department has cauied much surprise
here, especially as it is misunderatood by
the public in tbe ab.ence cf the text ol
the correspondence between the two
governments. The European govern
ments are credited with acting more
cautiously In waiting for tha publication
of Lord Salisbury's reply, before deciding
whether there was any iccaslon for offer
ing their services as peacemakers.