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CHICAGO, March 4. At a banquet given
last night by the Princeton Club, of Chi
cago, President Patton. one of the guests
of honor, made an Interesting address, in
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ROAD IN TEHUANTEPEC.
Englishman to Superintend Import
ant Commercial Improvement.
NEW YORK. March 4.-On the Cunard
Line steamship Lucania, which arrived
today, was Sir Weetman Pierson, M. P.,
of the firm of S. Pierson '&. Son, con
tractors, London, who is en route to look
after the Tehuantepec Railroad, which
was purchased by the company some
months ago. 'It runs from Coatseacola
to Salina. He will superintend the build
ing of docks at both ports. The docks
are to be large enough to hold any vessel
and so arranged that freight can be load
ed and unloaded directly from the ships
to the railroad.
Carsro Floated Ashore.
HALIFAX, N S., March 4. Mr. Sand
ford, who arrived tonight from Barring
ton, the scene of the supposed wreck last
week, reports that on February 25 a
steamer whistle was heard In the fog
near tho famous Lurcher Shoal. Next
day carcasses of -cattle, buckets of lard
and other stuff cam ashore. There were
no other evidences of a disaster.
BOERS STILL STRONG
Fight the British Sunday in Cape
BUT RETIRE UNDER SHELL FIRE
English Lost Six Mca Killed and 18
Wounded, and Camped la the
DORDRECHT, Cape Colony, Sunday,
March 4, 9 A. M. General Brabant's Co
lonial division after a night march Is
now attacking the Boers in a strong posi
tion at La Buchagne's Nek, on the road
from Dordrecht to Jamestown.
Later The engagement is proceeding
with great vigor, and the Boers are grad
ually rttlrlng before the British shell lire
from three positions. A heavy rifle firo
is being exchanged where the British are
engaging the Boers on the right flank. So
far the Boers have had no big guns in
Evening General Brabant's advance to
day was most satisfactory- After march
ing and bivouacking over nigh:, the force
reached the strong, entrenched positions,
which they occupied and now hold, the
Boers being on the opposite hill.
Tho British will remain tonight in the
captured positions, although the Boers
brought two guns Into action and made
determined efforts to. retake them.
The British losses are six killed and IS
CRONJE THANKED ROBERTS.
Field Marshal Reports Conditions fit
LONDON. March 4. The War Office has
received the following dispatch from Lord
Roberts, dated Osfontein, Sunday, March
"General Cronje, on behalf of his party,
and Commandant Wolmarans, on behalf
of 4000 other prisoners, asked the British
officers to thank me for the consideration
and kindness with which they have been
"General Clements reports that his ad
vanced troops hold Achtertang, and that
railway communication would be opened
to Joubert's Siding tonight. The enemy
is still in force at Norvalspont bridge.
"General Gatacre says the number of
Boers at Stormberg is daily diminishing.
"Colonel Baden-Powell reports that all
aro well at Mafeking, and that the enemy's
activity was being met with equal activity'
on the part of the defenders.
"The position Is unchanged at Osfontein,
except that frequent "heavy showers have
materially Improved grazing, te the bene
fit of the horses and transpoiManlmals."
QUEEN WILL REMAIN AT HOME.
Little Ncrrs From Scat of War, hat
Activity Is Presumed.
LONDON, March 5. 4:40 A. M. Her Ma
jesty has. abandoned -horlntemiivlH to
jthoItallan- "RivWa. and lias decM-i to
remain at home. Her decision to give up
her customary Spring holiday Is account
ed as another proof of her deep interest
in and devotion to the welfare of her
people. On Thursday she will come to
London for a brief visit, remaining until
Saturday, and she will undoubtedly re
ceive a splendid ovation. Her heartfelt,
homely dispatches to the Generals in the
field and her visit to Nettley Hospital have
greatly endeared her to her people.
Beyond tho signs of a general retreat of
the Boers throughout Cape Colony, there
is little news from the front. Lord Rob
erts, in his dispatches to the War Office
thus far published, says little, but he Is
undoubtedly active in some direction.
The Onsland, the organ of the Afrikan
"The Boers will now confine themselves
to the defensive, abandoning an offensive
Abraham's Kraal, as shown In the War
Office maps, is a group of three kopjes,
situated at the junction of the Kraalspruit
with Modder River. It is a natural point
of concentration, which the Boers could
mako extremely strong, but after the
proofs of the mobility of the army of
Lord Roberts, it may be doubted whether
they will make a really serious attempt to
bar his advance there.
A noticeable feature of all the recent
operations at the theater of war has been
the active employment of Colonial forces,
which !s in marked contrast to the policy
adopted at the beginning of the war. The
Australian Colonies have decided to pro
vide the 2500 men Mr. Chamberlain re
cently asked for.
It Is now seen how near Ladysmith was
to starvation, and the exhaustion of am
munition. The town could hardly have
withstood another Boer assault or havo
held out much longer. The Dally News
has a dispatch from Ladysmith, which
says that the supplies on hand were only
enough to provide full rations for four
days. The town might have held out an
other week, but scarcely beyond that.
RELIEF CA3IE UNEXPECTEDLY.
Buller Seemed to Recede, and There
Was Depression in Ladysmith.
DURBAN, Friday, March 2. Correspon
dents who have returned here from Lady
smith say that the relief came quite un
expectedly. At noon on Tuesday the fir
ing of General Buller's army seemed to
recede Instead of approach, and the gar
rison was consequently depressed.
Everybody was startled to hear the gar
rison's 4.7 gun firing. It had not been
used much of late, owing to the diminish
ing ammunition. On hurrying out, it was
found that the Boers were trying to re
move the big gun on Bulwana by the
erection of a derrick. Th's proved that
something oxtraord nary was happening.
The other garrison guns then directed
their. fire on Bulwana, with the result that
the Boers were compelled to abandon the
attempt with the derrick. Later on, they
placed tho gun on a wagon, which cap
sized in a donga.
During the afternoon, whenever the
Boers were seen approaching the British
resumed tho shelling of Bulwana. About
4 o'clock a terrific thunder storm broke
over the town, Just after a message had
been heliographed from Wagon Hill that
th Boers were In full retreat. Other offi
cers said they believed they could descry
British cavalry, but most people supposed
that the wish was father to the thought.
As soon as the storm ceased, the British
guns reopened on Bulwana, gradually con
centrating the fire on the left and driving
the Boers before them with the object
of preventing the enemy from hampering
any British approach. An hour later a
party of British horsemen could be seen
crossing the flat, below Bulwana, at a
distance of some miles. It is .mposslble
to describe the excitement and enthusiasm
among the troops that followed. Most of
the townspeople had been driven into the
houses by the storm, and did not learn the
good news until later.
The storm broke out again at 7 o'clock
In the evening, and continued until 2
o'clock the next morning. It must have
seriously hampered the retreating Boers.
The British gunners kept a sharp watch
to prevent any further attempt to remove
the Bulwana guns. The British naval
gun was fired at intervals through the
night, and in the morning a force was sent
I out to look after the gun and to occupy
Lord Dundonald's force went after the
retreating Boers while 4000 of the best men
of the garrison went toward Eland's
Laagte, in the hope of being able to cut
off tho enemy.
Lady-smith Was Enthusiastic.
DURBAN, March 2. The newspaper
correspondents who have reached here
from Ladysmith say that the enthusiasm
of the garrison and inhabitants of the
besieged town was Intense when the re
lieving column entered. Men left the
hospitals, and even the women and chil
dren went forth to greet the newcomers.
It was noticeable, however, that the lat
ter were the most demonstrative, cheer
ing the women and children whom they
were proud to have saved.
The correspondents believe the garri
son could have held out until April 1,
though rations had necesarily been: re
duced to the minimum. The men of the
garrison will require a rest, and the
horses are much wasted.
Tho correspondents paid a high tribute
to tho courage and heroism of the wom
en. Never a complaint was heard from
them, in splto of their unexampled pri
vations, and their endurance and courage
wero beyond praise.
Sad sights were often witnessed when
the sparse rations were being drawn.
Children would pathetically seek milk for
their sick mothers. The women and chil
dren were estimated at 500. Though there
was much sickness arising from the
horse meat diet and the absence cf fari
naceous food, the epidemic period was
safely passed. Dr. Jameson is suffering
from typhoid fever.
General Buller entered the town at noon
Wednesday escorted only by his staff.
His bronzed appearance was very strik
ing. He had not entered a bed for three
The Boers exchanged shots with the
relieving force, which saw a few corpses
lying In the road. It Is believed the Boers
are retreating to Glencoe.
The correspondents eulogize Genorals
White and Hunter.
CANADIAN AR.TILLERY STARTS.
Loyalists Give Ovation Dutch Cause
Trouble In Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN, March 4. The Canadian
artillery has just started for the front.
The loyalists gave them an ovation.
At Graaf-Reynet, about 200 miles north
of Port Elizabeth, some 70 Dutchmen, in
cited by bondites, attacked with sticks
and stones a body of loyalists who were
celebrating the relief of Ladysmith. Many
persons were Injured. The loyalists de
mand military protection. A similar riot
occurred at Stellenbooch, about 25 miles
east of Capa Town.
The rebels of Grlqualand, reinforced by
GOO Dutch farmers from the Prleska dis
trict, occupied Kenhardt, 100 miles west
of Prleska, after a sharp conflict with the
Kaffirs, and are now marching southeast
ward or Van Wyck's Vie!, where thero
are grain stores.
Four hundred refugees from Kenhardt
havo reached Carn&ston. The natives in
that district are renorf-d restless.
" j '
BOERS HOVER. ABOUT BRITISH.
Joubert Collecting; Force la Front of
LONDON, March 5. A dispatch to the
Times from Osfontein, dated March 2, di
lates on the "increasing difficulty of tele
graphing as the army advances through
the enemy6 country." The correspondent
"Forage for horses Is almost unobtain
able. The whereabouts of the enemy is
not exactly known, but the mobile com
mandos are hovering around our army.
We anticipate opposition at Abraham's
Kraal, SO miles east of Paardeberg, where
General Joubert Is reported collecting a
force from the whole of the Ladysmith
forces with the Northeastern Free Staters.
"President Steyn arrived at the Boer
camp at Abraham's Kraal on the morning
of February 27 and harangued the burgh
ers, exhorting them to remember Majuba
and to deliver Cronje."
BOERS HAD 40,500 MEN IN FD3LD.
That Number of Cards Germans
BERLIN, March 4. The semi-official
Berliner Post, in a strong article today,
again begs the Anglophobia press to dis
continue the practice of abusing British
statesmen and Generals and British en
terprises generally, declaring that this
does more harm than they suppose.
The Post asserts, on the authority of
a private letter from the Transvaal re
ceived at Hamburg, that the Boer Repub
lics, on January 15, had issued altogether
46,500 Identification cards to Boers in the
field. The writer of the letter claims
that these figures represented the total
federated forces at that time.
40,000 Men to Oppose Roberts.
LONDON, March 5. Spencer Wilkinson,
in the Morning Post today, merely reviews
the small events announced In th rils-
Lpatches from the front, and expresses the
upinion mat me lioers cannot place more
than 40,090 men to oppose Lord Roberts,
except by a complete abandonment of
Natal. He says:
"Without that, the Boers must keep two
strontr rear miards. one at the erest nt
the Free-State passes and the other at
uibbttiuauuig. ueiicrm xjuuer is oeiween
them and can threaten either at his dis
cretion. He can, therefore, compel them
to keep a disproportionate force on the
two lines, or leave one or tho other open
to his advance."
j Cnnadlnn Congratulations.
OTTAWA, Ont, March 4: A provisional
' regiment of Canadian militia, to take the
place of the British regulars at Halifax.
, will be organized for garrison duty.
The Governor-General received the fol-
i lowing from General Buller In answer to
a congratulatory message sent on behalf
1 of the people of Canada:
I "Ladysmith. March 4. CannrHnn Mn.
gratulations appreciated." -
Afraid We'll Get Unfriendly.
LONDON. March 4. The Dallv Chrnnt.
cle, referring this morning to the contra
dictory reports regarding Lord Paunce
' fote, says:
i "We hope it is true that Lord Pauncefote
i is to remain in Washington another year.
, We fear there is hard work before the
I d'plomacy of both countries. If we are not
to relapse into our former unfriendly atti
tude." Encountered the Enemy.
LONDON. March 5. The Morning Post
has the following dispatch from Osfon
tein. dated March 3:
"General French made a reconnolssance
today and encountered the enemy in
force. They were occupying a table
shaped kopje. Shots were exchanged, a
Boer gun replying."
Cecil Rhodes Going: to England.
CAPE TOWN, March 4. Cecil' Rhodes
is here, and expects to sail for England
BLOOD' OF A NATION
Dr. Jordan Draws Moral Against
BRITISH EMPIRE SOON TO TOPPLE
Race Not What It Once Was, Phys
ically or Mentally Other Speeches
Favoring? the Boers.
CHICAGO, March 4. President David
Starr Jordan, of Leland Stanford Uni
versity of California, lectured at All
Souls' Church today, speaking to a large
audience on "The Blood of a Nation."
He said that the present century would
witness the downfall of Great Britain.
He declared that ultimately the people
of South Africa would have their free
dom. The speaker, in emphatic terms, as
serted that the present Inhabitants of
Great Britain were a mere shadow of
their forefathers in point of brains and
health. Mr. Jordan thinks that a na
tion that founds Its destiny on war must
reach a speedy decay. He said a great
war saps the vitality of the best blood
of the nation. Mr. Jordan deprecated
tho fact that so many of the best youths
of a nation are killed during times of
war. He remarked that this accounted
for the existence of a weak nation, both
mentally and physically.
The speaker declared that Franco more
than any other great nation had deterior
ated. He said war more than any other
thing had contributed to this sorrowful
condition. Among other things, he said:
"I think war more than any other
agency destroys the vitality of a nation.
Take, for Instance, the present British
Boer war. The best representatives of
both countries are now on the field ot
battle. War not only makes widows, but
It prevents many marriages. I am cer
tainly of the opinion that war is a curso
cm any nation, unless It Is the result of a
fight for freedom. Such a thing as carry
ing on war for the sake of encouraging
imperialistic Ideas wiil wreck, sooner or
later, a nation that tries such a scheme."
HOT WORDS OF BOURKE COCKRAN.
Says United States Government Sur
rendered to Great Britain.
NEW YORK. March 4. In a speech at
the 122d annlversay of the birth of Rob
ert Emmett, which event was celebrated
tonight at the Academy of Music by the
combined Clan-Na-Cael organizations of
this city, W. Bourke Cockran bitterly de
nounced the attitude of the Administration
at Washington towards England In her af
fairs in South Africa, and almost advo
cated retaliation on the part of the United
States, He said in part:
"England seeks to In some extent Jus
tify this way by our example, the ex
ample set by the government not tho
people. It Is said again that the people
of this country must remain neutral.
That i nn-lt should be. But J. deny that
this country has been ncutrai. There was
long before this war in South Africa be
gan, a question between England and the
United States regarding the Alaskan
boundary. There was- a claim pending. I
don't say that the moment this war be
gan in South Africa we should have made
a claim against England, but I do say
that the advancement of a claim should
not have been delayed one moment. We
ceased at that time to be neutral. If the
United States Administration had gone
on enforcing that claim this war would
never have begun. The Canadian troops
would have had abundant business at
"In his speech last night, President Mc
Kinlcy said there was no alliance with
England. I believe that. It Is not an
alliance. It's a surrender; a surrender of
tho control of our foreign policy into the
hands of the foreign office. We do not get
"anything. We give up and the Govern
ment discharges a Consul at Pretoria be
cause he complained that his mall had
been opened. A boy 24 years old is put
in his place, the son of our former Am
bassador, and more than that, he gets
his last instructions, not from the Gov
ernment at Washington, but from tho
foreign office in London."
Mr. Cockran closed with an arraignment
of England's methods of so-called civiliz
DILLON ON TRANSVAAL WAR.
"Was Ever War Waged for Such In
famous Objects V
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 4. Mr. John
Dillon, Irish leader in the English Par
liament, was Invited to send a message to
be read at tho recent banquet of the Mar
quette Club In this city, wh-ch developed
enthusiastic Boer sentiment. Mr. Dillon's
reply, which was delayed in transit, has
Just been made public. It is dated Dublin,
February 22, and says in part:
"In Ireland we regard the war now be
ing waged by the British Government
against the two republics of South Africa
as tho most unjust, criminal and cowardly
war of the. century. In order to deceive
the Liberal opinion in Great Britain and
abroad, a pretext was put forward that
the object of the attacks on the repub
lics was to securo equal rights for the
Ultlanders. The falsity of the pretext has
been exposed by the fact that Ultlanders
of all races except English are fighting
in the armies of the two republics. To u&e
the words of Sccrotary Reltz 'Great man
ifesto to the Free Staters' according to
tho Colonial Secretary, -England ras con
stituted herself champien of all the Ult
landers. And what do we find? On the
borders, side by side with the burghers
we find these same Ultlanders in hun
dredsGermans, Irishmen, Frenchmen,
Belgians and Scandinavians, and even
Englishmen ready to lay down the.r lives
in order to rid themselves of their self
"All the civilized world now sees that
the real object of this conspiracy and war
against the republics of South Africa Is
to deprive the republics of their liberty,
to steal the.r gold mines, to increase divi
dends by reducing the wages of laborers
in Johannesburg, and to establish the as
cendancy of tho English race over all
other races in South Africa.
"Was war ever waged for such Infamous
"In pursuance of this conspiracy against
the liberties of South Africa the press
in Great Britain and South Africa, which
is financed or controlled by speculators
and mne-owners, who are chiefly respon
sible for the war, has assailed the Boer
people with a torrent of calumnies jnd
lies unparalleled in human history.
"The Irish people who know from ex
perience tho bitter fruits of race ascend
ancy and the denial of liberty, stand to
day for liberty and justice in South Africa
as they stood In 1775 for liberty and Just.ce
in America, and we look with confidence
to the citizens of that greatest of repub
lics, which throughout the 19th century
has been the Mecca of all lovers of liberty
and the refuge of the oppressed, to extend
its sympathy and ail-powerful aid to the
small peoples who are fighting with splen
did heroism to vindicate in South Africa
today the same principles which your an
cestors fought for and died for in the
great war which gave freedom, to America,"
Friendly Offices Urged.
PITTSBURG. March 4. The American
German League of Western Pennsylvania,
representing an aggregate of 20,000 mem
bers, today adopted a petition urging the
Government to use its friendly offices to
bring about a cessation of hostilities be
tween Great Britain and the South African
republics, and It was resolved that all
Boer sympathizers throughout the land
be Invited to co-operate in sending a gen
eral appeal to Washington. A form of
petition to President McKinley was draft
ed, copies of which can be secured by all
who wish, by addrersing Secretary Max
Krunlker, of Pittsburg.
News From the Boer Side.
BLOEMFONTEIN, Orange Free State,
Friday, March 2 (via Lourenco Marques,
March 3). The Federals have resolved to
abandon territory around Rensburg, and
the retreat has been effected under the
protection of mounted burghers. It is
officially announced that on February 27,
General Cronje, with from two to three
thousand men, surrendered, owing to
scarcity of food and ammunition. Pres
ident Kruger Is issuing a stirring ad
dress to the burghera In Natal, who are
falling back on Biggnrdsburg. The Pres
ident will return to Pretoria Sunday.
Protestant Indorses Catholic.
CHICAGO, March 4. Pope Leo XIII, In
his attitude for peace, in South Africa, has
found a Protestant j.ympathlzer In Rev.
Mrs. Vandelia Varnum Thomas, of the
People's Church, who said today:
"There are millions of Protestants In
America who rejoice over the stand that
he has taken. Would it not, then, be a
gracious expression of appreciation to send
him a memorial or an address signed by
representative men and women in all parts
of the United States?"
Oransre River !Qrldg;c Intact.
COLESBERG, March 4. A reconnols
sance with two troops of Australians and
two guns found the wagon bridge over
the Orange River Intact. Fifty Boers,
on the other side were taken by surprise,
and the British galloped to the laager,
some miles on the Free State side. Price's
command has moved seven miles north
of Colesberg. The Boers during their
occupation denied themselves rather than
see the British wounded suffer.
Tore a British Flnsr.
BERLIN, March 4. At Hanover, some
persons not yet Identified tore a British
flag and made an anti-British demonstra
tion in front of the residence of an Eng
lishman, who had d splayed the Union
Jack In celebration of the successes in
Cronje's Men on Board Ship.
CAPE TOWN, March 4. It Is reported
that the Boer prisoners, while on the
way from Paardeberg, unsuccessfully at
tempted to escape from the train. Eleven
hundred of a Cronje' 3 men have been
placed temporarily on board the British
steamer Mongolian and Manila, in Table
Natives of India Rejoice.
LONDON, March 5. The Calcutta cor
respondent of the Times says:
"Telegrams from all parts of India
show universal rejoicings among the na
tives at the British success In South
Africa, The native army Is particularly
May Get Portuguese Port.
LONDON, March 5. The Standard
"We. believe the negotiations for Eng
land's acquisition of c port in Portuguese
East Africa, giving easy access to Rhode
sia, are on foot and are likely to succeed.
In view of the turn the war has taken."
TclegrTapa Line Cut.
MASEREUX, Basutoland. March 2. A
telegraph line between Mafeking and
Masereux was cut Wednesday night, a
whole section being removed. It is be
lieved this was the work of natives
prompted or bribed by the Boers.
Cavalry Sent Into Zululand.
DURBAN, Friday, March 2. Yesterday
a number of horses were sent Into Zulu
land, with the object of marching a Brit
ish force through Zululand and Intercept
ing the Boers north of BIggarsburg.
ARCHBISHOP HENNESSY DEAD
Pioneer Catholic Priest of love a and
a Prominent Theologian.
DUBUQUE, la., March 4. Archbishop
Hennessy died at 2:25 P. M. today.
Archbishop John Hennessy was recog
nized as one of the greatest orators and
profoundest theologians in the Catholic
hierarchy, and beause of his zeal in his
educational matters has been named "the
apostle of the American Catholic paro
chial school." His latest work In the
cause of education was the founding of a
seminary here, designed to be one of the
largest In tho country.
Since he first came to Dubuque, Arch
bishop Hennessy has seen the Catholic
Church in Iowa increase from a member
ship of a few hundred to 250,000.
Archbishop Hennessy was born in Coun
ty Limerick, Ireland, August 20, 1S25. In
1847 he came to America, going to Caronde
let Seminary, near St. Louis, where he
commenced the study of theology and was
ordained priest November 1, 1850. His first
mission was at New Madrid, Mo., embrac
ing 000 miles of territory, without a
single mile of railroad, and where he en
dured the hardships and privations of the
pioneer. In 1S54 he was installed as pro
fessor of dogmatic history at Carondelet,
and became president in 1S57. The next
year he went to Rome as representative
of Archbishop Kendrick. In 1860 he went
to St. Joseph. Mo., where he remained un
til appointed Bishop of Dubuque in 1SC6.
He was consecrated September 30 of that
year by Archbishop Kendrick, of St.
Louis. His silver jubilee was celebrated
with great pomp In 1S31. He was made
archbishoo on September 17, 1S93, Monslg
nore Satolll, then papal delegate, and Car
dinal Gibbons, of Baltimore, conducting
the ceremonies. All the American arch
bishops except one, nearly all the bishops,
and upward of 400 priests and hundreds
of leading Catholic laymen of the coun
try were present.
In March of last year the archbishop was
stricken with partial paralysis of the
brain. On February 15 last he was again
stricken, and Friday night was seized with
another stroke. When Archbishop Ryan,
of Philadelphia, arrived this morning the
sufferer showed signs of recognition,
though unable to speak. He then began
to sink, and at 2 o'clock passed away
quietly. The funeral will be held Thurs
Among the candidates for the vacant
archdiocese. Archbishop Kane. Bishop
Lenahan, of Chejennc, and Monsignore
Ryan, are mentioned.
General Merrltt's Brother-In-Laiv.
CHICAGO. March i. Jacob O. Chance,
Clerk of the Supreme Court, died at Mount
Vernon, 111.. last night, aged 67 years.
He was a brother-in-law of General Wes
ley Merrltt, U. S. A.
CASE OF QUAY NEXT
After Senate Disposes of tho
THEN PUERTO RICAN GOVERNMENT
These Subjects Will Occupy the Sea.
ate This Week Contested Elec
tion Cases In the House.
WASHINGTON, March 4. Tho ques
tion of seating Senator Quay, the confer
ence report on the currency bill and th
Puerto RIcan government bill will di
vide the attention of the Senate during
the present week. By agreement, the
report on the currency bill will be voted
on at 4 P. M., Tuesday, and will have
practically the undivided attention of the
Senate until that time. If there are Sen
ators who desire to speak on It.
After Tuesday, the Quay resolution will
be the uppermost topic during the morn
ing hour each day, and the Puerto RIcan
bill for the remainder of the day. Among
those who will speak on the Quay reso
lution are Senators Penrose, Spooner,
Perkins and Carter, favorable to Quay,
and Senator Burrows in opposition. Sen
ators Culbertson, Turley and Pettigrew
will make set arguments against the Pu
erto RIcan bill on constitutional grounds
and Senators Nelson and Depew will talk
in support of it. The question of expan
sion will be raised in conneotion with this
measure, and It will provoke much run
ning debate, as well as many set
speeches. Senator Foraker, who Is In
charge of the bill, says there Is no dispo
sition to accept the House bill and drop
the Senate measure, as has been reported
In some quarters will be done.
The diplomatic and pension appropria
tion bills probably will be passed during
Contested Elections In the Hou&e.
The House will devote this week, except
tomorrow, which Is District of Columbia
day, to contested election cases. The de
bate on the Aldrich-Robbins case will be
resumed Tuesday. After It shall be dis
posed of the Wise-Young contest from
Virginia will be taken up. and probably
will consume the remainder of the week.
In both cases the majority has reported
against the sitting members, who aro
Democrats, and the House will probably
sustain the report.
CRUMPACKER FOR GOVERNOR.
His Constituents Approve His Course
on Puerto RIcan Bill.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 4. Among cer
tain Republican leaders In various parts
of the state, a movement has started in
favor of nominating Congressman Crum
packer, of the Tenth District, for Gov
ernor. He was the only Republican Con
gressman of the state who voted against
the Puerto RIcan tariff bill, and it is due
to this fact that this movement has start
ed in his favor.
During the coming week. Congressional
nominations will bo held in the Thirteenth
Eleventh, First and Sixth Districts, and
it is said there will be an effort to spring
anti-Puerto RIcan resolutions in each
Indiana Claimed for Democrats.
National Democratic Committeeman
Shankiin was here today, en route to
Evansville from Washington. He said:
"Attaching a silver rider to the cur
rency bill, together with the subsidy bill
and the suicidal blunder In the Puerto
RIcan tariff bill certainly have made In
diana Democratic by 20,000."
Course Tovrnrd Puerto Rico Criminal
The Rev. Dr. Smith, pastor of the most
prominent and fashionable church here,
said this morning in his sermon:
"To listen to a few magnates and bur
den Puerto Rico with a tariff is a crim
inal course. Some of our politicians are
smarting under the lash of public cen
sure, and are studying the art of being
two-faced and two-voiced to extricate
themselves from the awkward dilemma.
If the Islands aro equal to our average
state on the score of Intelligence, then
we violate our law in laying a tax with
out their consent,"
Texas Republicans Split.
WACO. Tex., March 4. It is believed
that the Republicans will send two dele
gations from Texas to the next national
convention. They will open their conven
tion In this city on Tuesday. Up to the
present time nearly every county and
Congressional convention held In the state
has split and sent two delegations to tho
state convention. It has been expected all
along that there would be an opposing
leader to State Chairman E. H. Green at
the coming convention in the person of
John Grant, who led the McKinley forces
four years ago In this state. The fact,
i however, that Mr. Grant has recently
Issued a card In which he states that
i he will not participate In the convention,
I leads to the surmise that tho antl-Green-I
ites will have to look to other sources
for a leader. Prominent Republican lead
ers in this section say that the party
friction is not due to any antagonism to
.President McKinley. The hotels are filling
up with delegates.
Boutellc to Seclc Re-Electlon.
BANGOR. Me.. March 4. Congressman
C. A. Boutelle has so far recovered from
his recent illness that he has decided to
seek re-election. Today his brother an
nounced the candidacy of tho Congress
man for renominatlon.
Congressman Terry Defeated.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. March 4. Con
gressman W. L. Terry, of this city, has
been defeated for renominatlon by Hon.
Charles C. Reid. of Morriltown. Mr. Ter
ry has represented this district for 17
Funeral of the Schmldlapps.
CINCINNATI. March 4. The funeral of
Mra. J. C. Schmldlapp and her daughter,
Emma, who were killed in a wreck near
Kansas City, was the largest ever known
In Cincinnati. The special funeral train
arrived this morning, and the two caskets
were conveyed to "Kirsche-m," the palatial
mansion of the Schmidlapps. Mr. Schmld
lapp, still suffering from bruises received
In the wreck, was carried on a stretcher
from the train to his home, and again for
the burial at Spring Grove. The casket
ot Emma bore an Inscription:
"Don't mind me; get papa and mamma
out of this."
These were her last words, uttered when
the victims were being rescued from tho
No More Plnfrne In Santos.
NEW YORK. March 4. Health Officer
Doty has notified the asents and owners
of vessels arriving at this port from
Santos that on and after Monday the for
mer stringent regulations imposed on ves
sels from that port will be removed.
Hereafter all vessels from the port of
Santos will be permitted to proceed to
their wharves after the usual Inspection
Advices from Santos say there has been
no case of plague reported there during
the past SO days.