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VOL. XL. 2ST0. 12,238.
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M'KINLEY AND ROOT.
The Former Goes to Xctt York, the
Latter to Cuba.
WASHINGTON, March 2. President Mc
Klnley and party left Washington today
for New York, where the President will
tomorrow night attend the annual dinner i
of the Ohio Society. Secretary of "War1,
Root also left Washington today. He goes
to Cuba, and will make a tour of the
island. The main object of the Secretary's
trip is to confer personally with General
NSW YORK, March 2. President Mc
Klnley and party arrived at Jersey City
at 4:20 P. M. They were met at the Penn
sylvania Railroad station by Abner Mc
Klnley and Miss Mabel McKlnley. The
party proceeded to the Hotel Manhattan,
where they will remain while In this city.
Another Body Recovered.
REDDING, Cal.. March 2. Three men '
still remain behind the cave-In of the Iron (
Mountain mine. Experienced miners are
of the opinion that It will take several days ,
longer to reach the bodies, and that the ,
imposonea men must De aeaa Dy mis time.
The men who have been taken out, five in
all, arc dead.
Print Cloths Advance.
FALL RIVER, Mass.. March 2. An ad
vance of one-eighth of a cent has been
made in the price of print cloths.
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Double rooms 11.00 to 52.00 per day
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Using the eyes upon columns
of 'figures is harder upon the
eyes than reading. Every fig
ure has to be considered sep
arately, while in reading we
take In whole words at a
glance. "Watching the keys of
a typewriter is a severe strain
upon the eyes. If your eyes
tire at your work, or If you
are subject to headaches, a
pair of glasses to use at your
work will do you worlds of
They will help you to work
all day without tiring.
133 SIXTH STREET
British Force Avensed the Murder of
RANGOON, British Burmah. March 2.
The British punitive expedition sent to
avenge the murder of Kiddle and Suther
land, British Commissioners who had been
engaged In the demarkatlon of the Burmo-
Chlnese boundary, has captured the whole
group of villages Implicated in the affair.
Sixty of the villagers have been killed and
2000 houses have been bumed.
(The announcement of the murder of
Kiddle and Sutherland was telegraphed
from Rangoon February 13 last, and It was
added that Consul Lytton had been wound
ed, but had succeeded in making his es
Cleveland Not 111.
PRINCETON. N. J., March 2. The re
port circulated this morning that cx-Presl-dent
Cleveland Is extremely 111, and that
he will not be able to deliver his lectures
before the University this spring. Is en
tirely without foundation. Mr. Cleveland
was found at his home, comfortably seated
In his library, busily engaged with his
- Calumet & Hccla Dividend.
BOSTON, March 2. The directors of the
Calumet & Hecla Mining Company at their
meeting today declared a dividend of $20
FACING BOER ARMY
Roberts Moves His Camp to
SIX THOUSAND DUTCH NEAR HIM
The Main Force Is Being: Concen
trated Farther North. Under Joa
hert, "Where Battle "Will Occur.
LONDON, March 3, 4:15 A- M. Lord
Roberts, at Osfontein, six or eight miles
east of PaardebCrg, faces the re-formed
Boer army, from 5000 to GOOD strong. This
may be merely a corps of observation
ready to retire on prepared positions.
Doubtless it is receiving accretions from
the late besiegers of Ladysmith, and
from other points. 'Whatever the force
may be, Lord Roberts has ample troops
to cope with it. As a heavy rain Is fall
ing on the veldt and the grass Is Improv
ing, this will be a good thing temporarily
for the Boers.
Lord Roberts has surprised observers by
the excellence of his transport during the
first advance, and he is likely to do so
again, although military men here think
he must wait for some days before go
ing much farther. The Boers, presuma
bly, will use this delay for all it is worth,
pulling their resources together.
Dr. Leyds gives out the opinion that
the British entry of Bloemfonteln Is dally
expected, as Commandants Dewet and
Delarey have been Instructed to retard
the advance of Roberts only until tne
concentration under General Joubert had
No adequate explanation Is yet made of
the 50,000 reinforcements that are prepar
ing for Lord Roberts. Such explanations
as are advanced tentatively suggest either
that the Cape Dutch have become more
restive or that the Imperial Government
has a hint of foreign suggestions as to the
future status of the allied republics.
The Admiralty Board has telegraphed to
the Cape commander an expression of ad
miration and thanks on the part of the
Lords of the Admiralty to the marines
and bluejackets engaged in the war for
the "splendid manner In which they have
upheld the traditions of the service and
have added to Its reputation for resource
fulness, courage and devotion."
BRITISH CAMP AT OSFONTEIN.
Supplies Rapidly Arrlvlnjr, and the
Men Ready for Bnttlc.
OSFONTEIN, March 2. The British
camp has been moved here. A heavy
rain Is falling, the veldt is improving,
supplies are rapidly arriving, and the men
are In good health, despite the fact that
they have been on half rations for a fort
night. Cecil Rhodes has sent a quantity
of champagne from KImberley to be
Irunk to the health of Lord Roberts.
Lord Roberts has published an order
thanking the troops for their courage and
for the zeal and endurance they have dis
played amid the hardships of a forced
march. He says that their fortitude and
e-onnral conduct have been worthy of the
rQueen's-soldlers. vw - uF-t
I "A (llMk4ilr4.MHln1a ifc.ini ..ifA.lll "W I J Cl
JX. iiUKUb S&UUIUU WUIaVU otctaiiiuvi
southeast. In which Colonel Remington
had a horse shot' under him.
The Boer forces on our front are be
lieved to be under the joint command of
Botha, De Larey and Dewet. They are
expecting reinforcements from Natal.
The guns that were captured- at Paarde
berg have been brought here. The rifles
captured have, in many cases, Scriptural
texts engraved upon them, for example,
"Lord, strengthen this arm."
It is said that Just prior to General
Cronje's surrender there was almost a
mutiny in camp.
Gives No Indication of Ills Future
LONDON, March 3. 2:30 A. M. Lord
Roberts wires to the War Office from
Osfontein. under date of March 2, 4:15
P. M., as follows:
"I have Just returned from paying KIm
berley a hurried visit. I was much grati
fied at finding enthusiasm among the
KImberley people regarding the care of
the sick and wounded. All the houses
have 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 bis
cuits with the Boer prisoners before they
commenced their march for Modder River.
Some of the poor fellows were very
hungry, after having been half-starved In
Location of the Boer Force.
OSFONTEIN, March 2. The Boers have
been definitely located four miles from
the British front, their left resting on a
high kopje, and their right on the river.
The burgher force Is estimated to num
ber between 5000 and C000.
HOW LADYSMITH SUFFERED.
Colonel Rhodes Describes the Priva
tions of the Garrison.
LONDON. March 2. Colonel Rhodes, the
brother of Cecil Rhodes, describing In the
Times the entry Into Ladysmith of Lord
Dundonald and 300 men of the Imperial
Light Horse and Natal Carbineers Febru
ary 28, says:
"It Is impossible to depict the enthu
siasm of the beleaguered garrison. Cheer
upon cheer ran from post to post, and
staff officers, civilians and soldiers flocked
to greet them. The contrast between the
robust troopers of a dozen battles and the
pale, emaciated defenders of Ladysmith
"General White and his staff met tho
troops In the center of the town. He was
cheered with heartfelt enthusiasm. He
addressed the civilians and thanked them
and the garrison for their magnificent
support through trials which we alone
"We could possibly have hung on for
six weeks longer, but tho privations
would have been great, and sickness and
the paucity of our ammunition would
have limited the number of assaults we
would have been able to resist. We
started the siege with 12.000 troops, 2000
civilians and 4000 natives. Between cas
ualties and sickness &000 soldiers passed
through the hospital. It Is Impossible to
overemphasize the privations of the sick.
Since the middle of January, a man once
down was practically lost. The reduced
rations of the soldiers just sufficed for
their subsistence. Daily 30 odd horses and
mules were slaughtered and were con
verted Into soup and sausages. From
January 15 to now there have been over
200 deaths from disease alone.
"The last fortnight saw the majority of
the field batteries unhorsed and the guns
permanently posted In our defenses. The
cavalry and drivers were converted Into
Infantry and sent to the trenches. A line
of defense had been constructed with the
view of a possible final contingency If the
outer works should be carried.
"Since the Investment the total casual
ties were: Killed or died of wounds, 24
officers and 235 men; died of disease, 6
officers and 310 men; wounded, 70 officers
and 520 men, exclusive of white civilians
On. the Point of Giving; Up.
The Standard publishes the following
dispatch from Ladysmith, dated Thurs
day. March 1:
"The once dashing cavalry brigade has
practically ceased to exist. At the begin
ning of the year we had 5500 horses and
4500 mules. Before the end of January we
could only feed 1100 horses, the others had
either been converted Into joints, Eoups
and sausages, or had been left to forage
for themselves. These poor, emaciated
animals mere phantoms of horses were
among the most painful sights of the
"Had we possessed an unlimited amount
of heavy guns and ammunition, we
might have made the position more bear
able, although not a shot was fired ex
cept In dire necessity. There were, Feb
ruary 1, only 40 rounds left for each naval
gun, while the supply for the field ar
tillery would have been exhausted in a
couple of minor engagements. Fortu
nately the Boers were Ignorant of the true
state of affairs. Had they known our
real weakness they might have displayed
greater daring-, with results which, now
that we are safe, we can venture to con
template. "We were victorious solely be
cause of masterly Inactivity.
"The bombardment was heavy, hut on
the whole ineffective. It is estimated that
during the Investment about 12,000 shells
were thrown Into the town, an average of
three tons of explosives dally. Yet we had
only 35 men killed and 1SS wounded. Our
largest losses were from disease."
With the Relief Column.
"Winston Churchill, who accompanied the
Ladysmith relief column, telegraphing his
"Durlns the afternoon of February S
the cavalry brigade presses forward un
der Colonel Burn-Murdoch toward Bul
wana Hill, and under Lord Dundonald In
the direction of Ladysmith. The Boers
fired on both with artillery from Bulwana,
"About 4 o'clock Major Gough's regi
ment, which was in the advance, found
the ridges surrounding and concealing
Ladysmith apparently unoccupied. He re
ported the fact to Lord Dundonald, who
determined to reach through the gap with
the Light Horse and Carbineers. The rest
of the brigade was sent back to General
Buller's picket line.
"It was evening when we started. About
an hour of daylight remained. "We gal
loped on swiftly, in spite of the rough
ground, up and down hill, through scrub
and rocks and dongas, until we could see
the British guns flashing from "Wagon
Hill; but on we went faster, until sud
denly there came a challenge from the
scrub, 'Who goes thereT The Lady
smith relieving army.' we replied, and
then the tattered and almost bootless men
crowded around, cheering very feebly. In
the gloom we could see how thin and palo
they looked, but how glad they were."
BULLER AT IADYSMITH.
General "White's Address to the Peo
ple of the Town.
LADYSMITH, Thursday, March L Gen
eral Buller, accompanied by his staff, ar
rived at 11:40 A. M. today. He entered
tiin tntrn unnntlpprt. as more cavalrv was
rnmino jn rtiirinp- tho moraine. The news
of his arrival soon spread, however, and.
(in.oi ivhita nri in ctnff At nnri went
J&mTd5tFsrenes'"or tremeilSous 3ntrTuEmTKrwr5aate.-iu,; .Ji3j$r-.p
and General Buller had an Immense recep-
It is believed the Boers are In full re-
treat toward the Free State, and a flying
minmn nf T.nHvsmlth troons Is in mirsult
of them. The Boers left many wagons.
guns and quantities of provisions and am
munition behind them.
Surrounded by cheering soldiers, towns
people and coolies celebrating the relief
of the town. Sir George White, at the
postofHce, addressed the throng. He said:
"People of Ladysmith: I thank you for
the heroic and patient manner In which
you assisted me during the siege. It hurt
me terribly to cut down the rations, but,
thank God, we kept the flag flying."
Then, profoundly moved. General White
led the assembly In singing "God Save the
NATAL CLEAR OF BOERS.
Buller's Lonpr-Rangre Vlevr of the
LONDON, March 3, 2:30 A. M. The War
Office has received the following dispatch
from General Buller:
"Ladysmith, Friday, March 2, 6:30 P. M.
I find the defeat of the Boers more com
plete than I dared to anticipate. This
whole district Is completely clear of them.
and except at the top of "Van Reenan's of the bill. The brief message of the to 52.005,553 SS. and will continue to collect
Pass, where several wagons are visible, I President, he said, covered all the points unjer sai jaw untn Congress shall oth
can find no trace of them. Their last 1 necessary to Justify the passage of the erwiSQ direct. Although I had the power,
train left Moddersprult Station ahout 1 bill. It appropriated all the money In the J and navlnff jn mina the best Interests of
o'clock yesterday, and then blew up the treasury collected up to January 1, and . thQ ppje of tho iS!and. used It to modify
bridge. They packed their wagons six such money as shall be hereafter collect- dutIes on KOOd: ani products entering Into
days ago, moving them to the north of on Imports from Puerto Rico, for the j p mco 1 did not have the power to
Ladj-emlth so that we had no chance of benefit of the people of the Island. Can- lt modifv duties on Puerto Rican
Intercepting them; but they have left vast
quantities of ammunition of all sorts,
herds, grass, camp and Individual neces
sarles. They have got away with all their
guns except two."
THE QUEER'S COXGRATULATIOXS.
Her Messages to Generals Buller and
LONDON, March 2. The court circular
this evening says:
"Early yesterday morning the Queen re
ceived with Joy and thankfulness the hap-
j py news of the relief of Ladysmith, ac-
I compllshed by the troops under command
OE air iteavere xuuer. xier jiu-jesty veiv- 1 was suominea; mat tne 0111 piacea ai 111a
graphed her congratulations to him and ! absolute disposal of the President $2,000,
to Sir George White. This was accident- J 000 now In the treasury, and an Indefinite
ally omitted from yesterday's court clr- I sum hereafter to be collected, he said he
cular." ' would himself have taken the responslbll-
The following Is the text of Her Majes- ity of objecting. He would- never consent,
ty's dispatch to General Buller: 1 he said, to turn over to the discretion of
"I thank God for the news you have
telegraphed mo, and I congratulate you
and all under you with all my heart."
The dispatch to Sir George White reed
"I thank God that you and all those
with you are safe after your long, trying
siege, borne with such heroism. I con
gratulate you and all under you from the
bottom of my heart. I trust you aro all
not very much exhausted."
Sir George sent the following reply:
"Your Majesty's most gracious message
has been received by mo with the deepest
gratitude and with enthusiasm by the
troops. Any hardships and privations are
a hundred times compensated for by the
sympathy and appreciation of our Queen,
and Your Majesty's message will do more
to restore both officers and men than any
RELIEF OF 3HFEICIXG.
The Rumor Rcnches Xevr Yorlc From
NEW YORK. March 3. A Boer report
Is published from Brussels that the siege
of Mafeklng has been raised. The news
is unconfirmed but Is probably true.
Gatacre Encountered the Boers.
STERKSTROM. March 2. General Gat
acre made a reconnolssance In force to
wards Stormberg today. The Boers op
posed him with two guns, and the British
artillery pitched some shells into the Boer
MONEY GOES BACK
Puerto Rican Duties to Be Used
for Starving People.
M'KINLEVS MESSAGE TO HOUSE
After a. "Warm Debate "With the Demo
crats, the Republicans Got
the Bill Through.
"WASHINGTON, March 2. Two hours
after tne receipt of a special message of
the President recommending the immedi
ate passage of a bill to place In his hands!
all the moneys collected upon Puerto
Rican goods since the Spanish evacuation
of the island, to be U3ed for the relief of
the Puerto RIcans, had been read to the
House today, the House had passed and
sent to the Senate a bill to carry but the
The message came like a bolt out of
a clear sky to the minority. They were
at fim Inclined to hall it with delight as
a reproof of the majority for the passage
of the Puerto Rlcan tariff bill, "Wednes
day. The Republican leaders, however,
had a bill ready to carry the President's
recommendations into effect. Cannbn
asked Immediate consideration of It, and
this was given. It was only when the de
hate opened and' it had been agreed that
20 minutes should be allowed en a Aide
that, under the lead of Bailey of Texas,
the Democrats began lining up against
the bill, because it placed no limitations
upon the President's discretion in the
use of the money. The bill was parsed
by a vote of 162 to 197, 13 Democrats, 2
Populists and two Silver Republicans vot
ing with the Republicans.
Subsequently the Aldrlch-Robblns con
tested election case, from the fourth Ala
bama district, which the House twice re
fused to consider yesterday, was taken
up, 126 to 120, and was debated for the re
mainder of the day.
"When the message was received recom
mending that all revenues collected on
importations from Puerto Rico since the
evacuation of the Island by Spain
(amounting to over 52.000,000) should bo
placed at the disposal of the President
for the relief of the Island, the Repub
licans greeted the reading of It with dem
onstrations of enthusiasm.
i "I hope the recommendation will meet
with favor on that side of the House.
said Richardson (Dem. Tenn.), the minor
"I'll see if it meets with favor on that
side of the house," retorted Cannon (Rep.
111.), sharply. "I'll now ask for unani
mous consent for the consideration of a
bill to carry the recommendation of that
message Into force."
The suddenness of the request spread
consternation on the Democratic side.
There was no time for consultation.
Richardson stood hesitating a moment.
Better do it at once," said Cannon,
t "before your change your mind."
i This shaft raised a laugh. Richardson
. said ho would not object, but wanted to
'know how rauoh. time would-bsT, allowedr
uannon replied mat no nopeu u
would be no debate. The bill contained
an exceedingly plain proposition, and
, needed no debate. He finally suggested 20
. minutes on a side. To this Richardson
"I do not suppose gentlemen on the
other side can be of one mind longer than
40 mnlutes. (Laughter.) We agree If it
will help you out of the hole."
Tho bill was then read. It was as fol
lows: "Be It enacted, etc., that the sum of
$2,035,455, being the amount of customs
revenue received on Importations by the
United States from Puerto Rico since the
evacuation of Puerto Rico by the Spanish
j force, .October IS Ja 1. im
together with any further customs reve
nue collected on importations from Puerto
Rico since January 1, 1900, or that shall
hereafter be collected under existing law,
shall he placed at the disposal of the
President, to be used for the government
and benefit of Puerto 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 spec
ified out of any moneys In the treasury
not otherwise appropriated."
Cannon said there was no reason to
make an extended argument In support
, non explained that the sugar ana tODacco
piled up In Puerto Rico, controlled by the
- - i MkKM 0 ms i s
sugar and tobacco trusts, which was
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hrZnJ n th. Tin fd Stat , if this
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bill passed, and that every dollar of duty
paid by these trusts would be devoted to
the stormwept and starving people.
"You havo been shedding crocodile tears
over there," he concluded. "Now come
up and voto for this bill, every man of
you." (Renewed applause.)
Bailey (Dem. Tex.), replying to Cannon,
! evoked a round of Democratic applause
! by his first sentence. If he had known
j when the request for unanimous consent
1 one man money in tne treasury 01 me
United States. Undoubtedly the people of
Puerto Rico had been subjected to unjust
taxation, and there should be an allot
ment. But the money should be returned
at tho discretion of Congress, not at the
discretion of the President.
Berry (Dem. Ky.) said that no one sym
pathized with the starving people of Puerto
Rico more than ho did, but he believed
there should be a direct appropriation
from the Treasury. No money should be
given to them tho title to which was In
doubt, and he was of the opinion that
every dollar collected since the ratification
J of the treaty 0f Paris had been unlaw
McRae (Dem. Ark.) declared that the bill
was an admission that money had been
unjustly taken from tfem.
Boll (Pop. Colo.) said that such a chap
ter of Inconsistencies as had taken place
on the Republican side In the last few
weeks never before had been witnessed In
the American Congress.
Grosvenor (Rep. O.) said the Democrats
had been vastly more agitated about poli
tics than the starving people of Puerto
Bailey requested that the bill be modified
so as to limit the appropriation to the
money In the Treasury, and to specify the
purpose for which lt was to be adopted. If
those modifications were made, said he, the .
whole Domocratic side would support the
"We can't place ourselves In opposition
to the Administration,"- retorted Gros
venor. amid laughter and applause.
Maddor (Dem. Ga.) denounced tho mes-
cage and tho bill as a piece of cheap, polit
ical capital. "You were blistered by the
country," said lie, "and now you are using
Sulzer (Dem. N. Y.) said: "The Presi
dent is a good politician. Ho has heard
from the country (Democratic applause).
He Is trying to square nimself and you
with the people who protested. In the
name of justice, against the unconstitu
tional and Iniquitous tariff bill you passed
Wednesday. You come here with a con
fession that the bill was wrong, and now
seek to return a portion of the stolen goods
like a conscience-stricken thief." (Great
Richardson, who arose to close the de
bate, had but four minutes remaining. He
appealed for more time, but It was refused.
He protested vigorously against the meth
ods employed by the majority. In all h!3
experience, he said, he had never known
such an unfair advantage to be taken of
the minority. A bill had been brought In
prepared in secret after a night's confer
ence with the President, and precipitated
upon the House In the hope of getting
some "cheap John advantage." (Demo
"You hoped and prayed that some one
one this side would object to this bill,"
said he, addressing Cannon, who sat smil
ing at him. "Why did you desire that
some one should object?" he proceeded.
"Not to prevent this appropriation. It
was a privileged matter and could have
been called up at any time. No, you
wanted an objection to get even on the
loss sustained by your part In the treat
ment of Puerto Rico. It Is too cheap, too
cheap, gentlemen. The Republican preej
is blistering you and you hope In this way
to fool tho people. But you can't do It.
I warn you that next November a hurrl-
can, in comparison with which that which
devastated Puerto Rico was a mere zephyr,
will sweep over the land and sweep you
out of power In this Congress and In the
White House." (Prolonged Democratic ap
plause.) Cannon said he wished to see the Puerto
RIcans secure relief, and this bill was well
designed to give It.
Bailey asked ,why a specific proposition
was not made that the funds be turned
over to Puerto Rico.
Cannon said this was the plain purpose
of the bill, as the President was to use
the funds for Island purposes. With a
President who was responsive to every
consideration of justice there was no ques
tion as to tho purposes for which tho
revenues would he used.
The previous question on the passage
of the bill was then ordered, 152 to 125.
present and not voting, five. The vote
was a strict party vote, with the excep
tion of Sibley (Dem. Fa.) who voted with
the Republicans-, i
Bailey then moved to recommit the bill
to the committee on appropriations, with
Instructions to report It back with amend
ments limiting the appropriation to the
amount now In the Treasury derived from
collections upon articles imported from
Puerto Rico, and specifying the purposes
for which the President may uee the
money. Bailey's motlcn was defeated and
the bill was passed, 1G2 to 107.
Thirteen Democrats Chanler (N. Y.).
Cochran (Mo.). Cummlncs (N. Y.), Davey
(La.). DeVries (Cal.). Fitzserald (Mass.).
Livingston (Ga.). Meeklson (O.). Sibley
(Pa.). Sulzer (N. Y.). Thayer (Ma?s.). Un
derwood (Ala.), and Wilson (S. C): two
Populists, Bell (Colo.) and Rldgeley (Kan.),
and two Silver Republicans. Shafroth
(Colo.) and Wilson (Idaho), voted with the
Republicans for the bill. Underwood an
nounced that hhad voted with the Repub-
i..nSfm.HiA nnrnn.nf.mnvlni' n roonn-
sraeraUohtmihe-dTdSbuff ailWWmporaMromthaUstatc . if J-ho Senate
Mann- (Rep. ill.) called up the contested
election case of Aldrlch vs. Robblns from
the Fourth Alabama district. The Demo
crats attempted a filibuster, but the cas
was taken up, 136 tq 129. It was agreed
that the case should be debated for the
remainder of the day, tomorrow and Tues
day up to 2:30 P. M.. when the final vote
should be taken. Mann, who was In
charge of tho case, made the opening
argument In behalf of the minority report.
At 4:50 P. M. the House took a recess
until S o'clock.
There was net a quorum present at the
night session, and after waiting In vain
until 9:30 for a quorum to appear, the
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
Asking? for the Use of Revenues in
WASHINGTON. March 2. The Presi
dent today sent tho following message to
"To tho Senate and House of Repre
sentatives: Since the evacuation of Puer
to Rico by the Spanish forces on the 13th
.day of October, 1S9S. the United States has
collected on products coming from that
Island to the United States the duties
flxd bv the dnclev act. and amounting
nroducts commff into the ports of tho
I i, ,t , States In r ot tne messing
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necessity for immediate revenue In Puer-
' to Rico for conducting the government
! there and for the extension of public cdu-
cation and in view, also, of the provisional
legislation Just Inaugurated by the House
of Representatives, and for the purpose
of making the principle embodied In that
legislation applicable to the Immediate
past as well a3 to tho Immediate future, 1
recommend that the above sum so col
lected, and the sums hereafter collected
under existing law, shall, without waiting
for the enactment of the general legisla
tion now pending, be appropriated for the
use and benefit of tho Island.
"Executive Mansion. March 2. 1900."
Ensrlneer Proved to Be Competent,
but Guilty of Drunkenness.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 2. The Brit
ish Consular Court of Inquiry, which In
vestigated the charges of Incompetency
and drunkenness made against Chief En
gineer McDonald, of the transport Man
auense, rendered Judgment today. The
court exonerates McDonald of the charge
of Incompetency, but finds him guilty of
drunkenness, and negligence, though not
of so gross a character as to warrant the
court In suspending his license. He is fined
the sum of 120.
The Manauense, which has been released
from the Government transport service,
sailed for Nanalmo today.
Ratification by Telcarraph.
WASHINGTON, March 2. It has been
decided that the failure of the exchange of
copies of the Samoa treaty to reach Wash
ington by next Wednesday shall not be
permitted to prevent the consummation of
the convention. Although the treaty re
quires the exchange to be effected by the
7th Inst., It Is now believed the require
ments can be fully met by the unique
method of a telegraphic exchange.
Dully Treasnrj- Statement.
WASHINGTON. March 2. Today's
statement of the condition of the Treasury
Available cash balance J29G.622.227
Gold reserve 232.T72.7SC
SMOOTHING IT OVER
Why the House Passed the Puer
to Rican Relief Bill.
STANDING OF THE DISSENTERS
Their Constituents Inclined to Heaj
Political Favors Upon Them
Senators nnd the Tariff.
WASHINGTON, March 2. The Repub
licans do not seem to be reconciled yet
to the Puerto Rican tariff. The action
taken by the House today to giv the
money raised by the tann at Puerto Rico
in the past, and which will be ralseci un
til some law Is enacted, was clearly for
the purpose of counteracting the Ill-feeling
which has been produced by the vote
In the House Wednesday. It may be that
In the House of Representatives the Re
publicans who voted against the tariff
will be ostracised, but so far there has
been no apparent determination to turn
them down In their homes.
Crumpacker of Indiana has jumped into
prominence as a possible candidate for
Governor of that state on the Republican
Heatwole of Minnesota is already men
tioned as the only man who can defeat
the popular Lind, who was elected two
Llttlefield has been indorsed in the
largest cities of Maine, and he is already
slated for the first vacancy that occura
In the Senate from that state.
Tho protectionists of Massachusetts
have not yet allowed McCall to figure
prominently, but there Is no disposition
In his own district to prevent, his return
Lorimer of Illinois, who has always been
regarded as a Chicago politician, is al
ready being spoken of as a man who could
1 lead the Republicans of that state to
vlotory as a candidate for Governor.
These Ave men were the leaders around
whom 50 other Republicans gathered early
In the fight, but after the tremendous
pressure was brought to bear by the ways
and means committee and by those who
said they spoke for the Administration,
these five, and only one other, were left
to vote against what most of the papers
called a very unjust bill.
A number of Republican Senators are
"sweating blood" just r.o-sr by reason of
letters and telegrams that are coming
from their constituents, denouncing the
Puerto Rican tariff and asserting that lt
will do the party Incalculable damage If
lt Is enacted into law. Some of thoso
who are trying to get out of lt now pro
pose to put In a section referring tho
whole matter to the President, and allow
ing him to use his discretion as to wheth
er It shall be levied or not. Unless tho
Republicans of the Senate can unite on
this proposition It will not go, as the
Democrats will not vote for 1L
Will Depend on the luay Case.
The Democratic Governor of Dolawaro
is awaiting the action of the Senate In
mo wuay -'- ur.u i3 reuuy w ttppuua u.
decides In favor of Quay. It is believed
that John Biggs will be selected.
Oregon Senators and Subsidy BUI.
It Is generally understood in the Sen
ate that the Oregon Senators do not agree
on the ship subsidy bill, and that, while
McBrlde voted for lt In the committee
and will vote for It In the Senate. Simon
Is opposed to Its provisions and Is not
likely to support lt.
Land Patents to Indians.
The bills of Senator McBrlde and Rep
resentative Tongue to grant patents to
such Indians of the Siletz reservation as
are capable of governing their own af
fairs were referred to tho Secretary of
the Interior, and by him to the Indian
Commissioner, who reported adversely on
them, saying he does not believe In pro
miscuously granting patents to these In
dians, but adds that no opposition will
be made to granting patents for the lands
of deceased Indians. Accordingly, Rep
resentative Tongue has offered an amend
ment providing that when any Indian on
tho reservation over 21 becomes the owner
of more than SO acres, the Secretary shall
patent all over that amount, reserving
the best land for the Indian.
Portland Postofflce Bill.
Mercer, chairman, and Eankhead. tho
leading Democratic member of the com
mlttee on public buildings and grounds,
have agreed to report the bill for en
larging the Portland postofflce building,
and It Is very likely that It will be called
up. and that Representative Moody win
make a statement before the committee
at Its next meeetlng.
Pacification of the Philippines.
In a three-column letter, Theodore Nyes,
editor of the Washington Star, writes
from Manila upon the good work that
General Otis Is doing as Governor-General
of the Philippines to bring about the
pacification of the islands. He speaks of
his enterprise, judgment, fidelity and hard
work, and also discusses som things
which he has to contend with that have
not heretofore been brought out In the
reports from the Islands. The letter is
a good campaign document for those who
believe In expansion, as It shows what
can" be done in the way of f uture trade
and how prosperity will soon come to the
islands when peace is restored.
CONGRESSMAN EPES DEAD.
"Was Operated Upon Yesterday
WASHINGTON. March 2. Congressman
Sydney Epes, of Virginia, who was oper
ated upon for appendicitis today, died at
Garfield Hospital at 12 o'clock tonight.
(Sydney P. Epes was born In Nottoway
.County. Va., August 20, 1S65. He removed,
when 14 years of age, to Kentucky, with
his parents, where he received an aca
demic education: returned to Virginia in
18S4 and engaged in journalism; edited and
published a Democratic newspaper for a
number of years; was chairman of the
Democratic county committee of Notto
way County, member of the Democratic
state central committee, and chairman of
the Fourth Congressional district com
mittee: was elected In 1S91 a member of
the General Assembly to represent the
counties of Nottoway and Amelia: was
appointed by Governor O'Farrell in 1S95
Register of the Land Office to fill an un
expired term, and at the following session
of the General Assembly was elected by
acclamation for the full term; before the
expiration of his term he was elected to
the Fifty-fifth Congress, and was re
elected to the Fifty-sixth Congress.)
Vernpna Abuses the Yankees.
BERLIN, March 3. The Lokal Anzelger
publishes an Interview today with the Duke
of Veragua, In the course of which the
Spanish nobleman abused the "Yankees"
because the United States Government had
not continued his pension of 30,000 pesetas
as a descendant of Columbus. He eald:
j "They do not act like gentlemen,"