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It is so wonderful in its power that it must be seen to be appreciated. It will pay you to come and see It THE AEOLIAN CO. Marquam B!dg,', cor. Seventh Street WARDNER INVESTIGATION. . Cross-Exnmlnntion of ex-Master ! Workman Sovereign. I WASHINGTON, March 8. James R. Sovereign continued his testimony in the Coeur d'AIene case today. Owing to Rep resentative Lentz' absence in New York, Representative Slayden, of Texas, direct ed the examination, and the cross-examination was participated In by all the mem bers of the committee. Mr. Sovereign testified that the Miners' Union was not responsible for the publica tions written by him, which had been in troduced as evidence. The cross-examination took Mr. Sovereign over the exciting events attending the blowing up of the Bunker Hill concentrators, and the wit ness was made to recite in minute details the circumstances of the affair. In the main, this was an elaboration of the direct testimony previously given. He said the masks worn by the men were ordinary cloth, with holes cut out for the eyes. Sovereign said that "scabs" favorable to the mines showed cowardice, and ran away, although a shot from them Into a stick of dynamite would have destroyed it before the mob could have used it in blowing up the mill. He declared that the "chip-on-the-shoulder" attitude of the mine-owners in discriminating against or ganized labor had precipitated the trouble. The witness said the same aggravated con ditions would cause a repetition of the trouble, and in anticipation of It. the Bun ker Hill Company had built "Morro Cas tle" with loopholes for Gatllng guns. 4 B Revolution In Santo Domingo. SANTO DOMINGO. March 8. The Gov ernment has apparently discovered that a political movement In opposition to It is ln progress. General Pepin, the ex Governor of Santo de los Cabeilos, has re volted against the Government, and Gov ernment troops have been sent against him. A state of siege has been declared and constitutional guarantees have been extended in the southwestern part of the island. Several arrests have been made and changes in the cabinet may take place soon. This city is quiet. a fc Received by tlie President. WASHINGTON. March S. The Presi dent today received 200 members of the Pure Food and Drug Congress, now in session here. SUPPLIED BY- a vr. KNOwiiES, mt. sis.. ram w. oran i .51.00. 51.80. $2.00 .$2.00. 52-80. 53.00 EXCLUSIVE CARPET HOUSE. J.G.Mack&Co. 88 Third St. (rp. Oaattf d Ceaaerc: ORSCON n $3.00 PER DAY 3 Tired Eyes 39 When jyour eyes water, -when they burn, when they ache then It Is they need rest. You" close the lids down over them, but that doesn't seem to rest them. They feel big; they feel sore. "Well, what's the best thins to do? The best thing to do is to com and see me about it I make a specialty of resting tired eyes. WALTER REED Eye Specialist 133 SIXTH STIIEET OREGOXIAX BUILDING LINCOLN DINNER IN NEW YORK Lentz. Sulzcr and Ed-rrin Mnrkhnm Among; the Gaests. NEW YORK, March 8. More than 550 men and women sat down to the Lincoln dinner given by the workingmen's com mittee of 100 at Terrace Garden tonight. It was a "dollar" dinner, but both menu and decorations excelled those of the cele brated Bryan "dollar" dinner, given In the Grand Central Palace last year. Blank circulars containing a petition to be cir culated for signatures favoring free trade with Puerto Rico were given out to those present. The following telegram from "William J. Bryan was received: "I regret that I cannot attend the Lin coln dinner. Lincoln's praise of the Declaration of Independence will prove a stumbling-block to those who favor mili tarism and imperialism." Ernest H. Crosby, who presided, said our treatment of Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico puts us In a worse light than Spain. Congressman Sulzer spoke on "Labor's Interests In Congress," dealing with the trusts. Controller Bird S. Coler responded to the toast, "Municipal Own ership." Edwin Markham recited his poem on "Lincoln." Congressman John J. Lentz responded to the toast, "Militarism; the Idaho Bull pen." He declared that the investigation of the Idaho labor troubles has already revealed a condition of affairs "more mon strous than Americans ever dreamed pos sible in this fair land." He declared that there was a conspiracy between the mine owners, the Governor of Idaho and the National Government to disrupt the Min ers' Union. If It succeeded, he declared, labor conditions In Idaho would be worse than In China. George "Van Side responded to the toast, "Imperialism and the Boers." A resolu tion was adopted authorizing the appoint ment of a committee of 100 worklngmen to solicit contributions for the aid of the sick and wounded Boers, and for the sup port of the families of the killed. Mayor Samuel Jones, of Toledo, made a speech on the wisdom of the nonpartisan move ment. Dally Treasury Statement. "WASHINGTON, D. C. March 8. To- , day's statement of the condition of the Treasury shows: I Available cash balance 5293,967.577 'Gold reserve 238.G03.G01 TAKEN BY SURPRIS Boers Outwitted by Roberts' Movement. HADE NO DETERMINED STAND Retreated EnstMrard, Being: FolloiTed by French's Cavalry The Dutch. Making for Bloemfontein. LONDON, March 9, 4:15 A. M. The Boers appear to have made no stand what ever, except that while In retreat they twice repulsed General French's cavalry with rifle-fire. As no report has beca made of the capture of prisoners, the en emy probably got away with their entire force. General French Is still following them and keeping between them and Bloemfontein. The evacuation of the northern districts of Cape Colony Is now nearly complete. The British are In possession of the rail road crossings. The military critics comment on the dis couraging news from Mafeklng. Colonel Baden-Powell seems to be In grave need of outside help. Otherwise he would not allow correspondents to send out Infor mation respecting the distress of the gar rison. A readjustment of some of the higher commands Is taking place. General "White is to go to Stormberg to take supreme command of General Gatacre's division and the Tenth Division, now In process of formation, which will be under the Im mediate command of General Hunter, Sir George "White's chlef-of-staff. The Daily News makes the following editorial announcement: "It was rumored in London yesterday and we have some reason for believing the rumor to be correct that the two Re publics made informal and unofficial over tures of peace on the preceding day. Un fortunately, the conditions suggested were of such a character as to preclude the possibility of leading to any result Terms which m'ght have been gladly accepted before the war. In order to avert it, ara Impossible aftr the war, with all the sacrifices it has entailed." GENERAL ROBERTS' REPORT. His Engagement With the Boers Wednesdny. LONDON, March 8. Following Is the text of Lord Roberts' dispatch, received by the War Office today: "Poplar Grove, March 8. Two brigades of cavalry, with horse artillery and Kelly Kenny's division, marched today 10 miles eastward. The Boers were taken by sur prise yesterday. They moved off so hur riedly that they left cooked dinners be hind. We captured a Krupp gun and several -tents and wagons. The total cas ualties were: Killed Lieutenants Keswick and Frlesllck; wounded. Lieutenants Bailey, of the Twcllth Lancers, and De crlsplgne, of the Second Life Guards, both severely, and Lieutenant Smith, of the Shropshlres, who is believed to have been picked up by Boer- ambulance. Two men were killed, 46 wounded and one man Is missing. "Gatacre reports ho Intends occupying Burgersdorp today. Repairs to the rail roads toward both Stormberg and. Leyns berg are being pushed. Clements now oc cupies Norval's Pont, on the south bank of the Orange River. The bridge was blown up March 6, and the enemy Is hold ing the north bank of the river, but not, it is believed. In any great strength." -BOERS OUTMANEUVERED. Transvaalcrs and Free-Staters Put to Flight. OSFONTEIN. March 7. Lord Roberts' movement today again thoroughly sur prised, outwitted and outmaneuvered tho Boers, who fled almost without firing a shot. The plan of battle was as follows: Gen eral Colvllle's division extended along the north bank, General TucKer held the cen ter reserve, and the Guards Brigade had the center advance. General Kelly-Kenny's division was ordered to make a huge flanking movement on the Boers' left, fol lowing General French, who was Instruct ed to move southeast until opposite tho Boer flank, and then to swing around the rear. Every movement was admirably exe cuted and entirely successful. The Boers were surprised, as was evident from the state of the deserted camps. Twice the British cavalry was almost In a position to charge, but they admit that they were foiled by the maneuvering of the Boers. When last seen General French was pursuing the enemy vigorously. He was between them and Bloemronteln, about 11 miles from the right wing. General Colvllle merely demonstrated against a high mountain occupied by the Transvaal troops, who were now fleeing. In consequence of the flight of the, Free-Staters south of the river. It Is Impossible at present to give the Boer numbers, but 11 is estimated that they reach 14,000, all of whom are now In flight. In the course of the operations the Ninth Lancers attempted to get close to the Boers' right wtih the object of charg ing, but the Boers came out in great force, and tho Lancers were compelled to retire. A battery was then sent forward to hold the enemy In check while the Grahamstown Volunteers and a company of mounted Infantry, supported by another battery, engaged the Boers on their right flank. The Boers fired shell, falling short, how over, and they made a stubborn defense on the kopje on our right, enfilading the battery and killing 18 of the battery horses. The mounted infantry gradually repelled the Boers, and the battery then took a position and expelled them from their laager In confusion. The Boers held a strong position on the north bank of the river, but the flight from tho southern bank compelled them to re treat. They showed great adroitness In getting away the wagons, and displayed a bold front while the rest of the force was busy lnspannlng. General French's division consisted of three brigades of cavalry, two of mounted and seven horse batteries. Rifle Fire Checked British Cavalry. LONDON, March 9. The Standard pub lishes the following dispatch from Poplar Grove, dated March 8: "The movements of the mounted men were somewhat too rapid for the support ing Infantry, and as a result the Boer po sition was turned before the main body could strike effectively. The Boers fell back precipitately, and, extending to the southeast, they checked the advance of the British cavalry with a heavy rifle fire at S00 ards range. Accordingly. Gen eral French moved southward and out flanked them again, but the Boers repeat ed their tactics." Dissatisfaction Among the Boer. LONDON. March 9. Dr. Hallowell, the Dally News correspondent at Mafeklng, who passed two months In prison at Pre toria, escaped last week and was recap tured CO miles from Pretoria, sends a dis patch to his paper, dated Pretoria, March 2, via Lourenco Marques, describing the misleading news given the Boers by their officers regarding the course of the war. He adds: "Great dissatisfaction exists among the Boers, as their supplies of food, especially meat, coffee and sugar, are very irregular, and many threaten to re turn to their farms." Conld Not Check the Retreat. -' POPLAR GROVE, Thursday, March 8. President Kroger, who at present is far in the rear, yesterday tried to stop the retreating Boers, who refused to stay. The Bloemfontein police tried to stop the retreat of the Free Staters, but they de clared that they were not willing to fight any longer, and they blamed President Steyn. The Russian and Dutch military atta ches arrived at the British camp yes terday. Dr. Lcyds Protests. BERLIN, March 8. Dr. Leyds, the Transvaal diplomatic agent, has Issued a protest from Brussels against "bogus news" purporting to come from him. He singles out a prominent Berlin paper as an offender. An anti-British demonstration has oc curred In Dresden, and the English church there has been disgustingly disfigured. American Imprisoned at Klmberley. LONDON. March 9. The Daily Mail has the following from KImberley, dated Wednesday, March 7: "Benjamin Sllpent, born In Russia, and alleged to be an American citizen, has been sentenced to three years' Imprison ment at hard labor for signalling to the enemy during the siege." The Fighting at Dordrecht. PRETORIA, Tuesday, March 6, via Lou renco Marques, March 8. It Is officially stated here that Sunday last there was heavy fighting at Dordrecht, that the British were repulsed with great loss and that the Federals captured three cannon. Entrenching: at Blggersberg. LADYSMITH, March 8. The Boers are entrenching at Blggersberg. The scouts report that all the Natal Dutch farmers have fled from the surrounding country. WILL FIGHT TO THE END. Secretary Rcltz Says the Burghera Arc Not Discouraged. PRETORIA, Monday, March 5. Secre tary of State- Reitz has issued war bulle tins. In which, after saying the govern ment has no official tidings of the sur render of General Cronje, but must ac cept it as a fact, however painful, he adds: "The government remains assured that tho surrender will not discourage the burghers in the defense of their Inde pendence and standing as a nation. The struggle thus far has shown that the Re publics have vindicated themselves as an Independent people. This reverse will not stagger us. In the struggle lor our cher ished rights, our belief remains that, whatever happens, the Lord still reigns. Owing to the invasion of the Free State by a large force of the enemy, and other circumstances. It became necessary to take up other positions, hence the burgh ers In Natal have retired to Blggersberg. All the commandos have reached there safely, except a few who retired in the direction of Van Reenec'fl Pass, .-Thus Ladyamith and Kimberiey are no more besieged. In retiring, the enemy was time after time driven back, so that our laagers were not cut off. In these fights a few men were killed or wounded, and tho enemy lost heavily. "In spite of all reportst the spirit of the fighting men as to the outcome remains unchanged. Among the commandos in Natal the burghers are full of courage. General Dewet now commands all the commandos at the Modder River. The President started yesterday evening for Bloemfontein to visit the laagers of the Free State." It is understood President Kruger's visit to Bloemfontein was to try to ar range a compromise of the differences be tween the Transvaal and Free Staters. KRUGER, AT BLOEMFONTEIN. Oom Paul Cheers the Despondent Free Staters. PRETORIA, March 6. A special dis patch from Bloemfontein says that Pres ident Kruger, addressing a crowd of peo ple, said: "Although God is testing our people, my personal opinion Is that the limit of tho test is nearly reached. If the people are sustained by faith in the time of ad versity, God will soon again turn the tide in our favor. If we have strong faith In God, he will surely deliver us. The God of deliverance of the olden time is the same God now." The speech of the venerable President brought tears to tho eyes of men and women alike. The Free Stater Volklaad (national anthem) was then sung. The visit of President Kruger has done much good, and has cheered the despondents. President Kruger more recently has been visiting the commandos south of Bloem fontein. Fighting is proceeding at Mafeking. All tho outside forts, except one, have been taken by thj Boers. Much satisfaction Is expressed at the courtesies extended to General Cronje by tho British. JOHN REDMOND'S THANKS. Gratitude for the Recognition of Irish Valor. LONDON. March 8. In the House of Commons today, John Redmond, the Irish Nationalist leader, declared the Irish peo ple had received with gratification the announcement that Her Majesty had di rected that tho shamrock be worn by the Irish regiments on St. Patrick's day, adding that the Irish people would wel come this graceful recognition of the valor of the Irish race wherever exhibited, and would treat with respect the venerable sovereign about to visit the Irish shore, well knowing that on that occasion no at tempt would bo made to give the visit any party significance, and that their chival rous hospitality would not be taken to mean any abatement of their demands for national -rights, which they would continue to press until conceded. Mr. Redmond was loudly cheered, both on ris ing and on taking his seat. Antl-Brltlsh Riot ln Bordeaux. BORDEAUX, March 8. Late yesterday evening students and others Issuing from a pro-Boer meeting marched to the Brit ish consulate, battered down the doors, shattered the windows with stones, and then proceeded to the Consul's private res idence, where they Indulged ln similar demonstrations. The police dispersed the mob and arrested several leaders. The Prefect of the GIronde, the Mayor of Bordeaux and the Commissary of Police called on the Consul today and expressed regret at the occurrence. Boer Officers for Natal. BOER CAMP, Blggersberg, March 5. At a general council of war, held today, Louis Botha was appointed Lleutenant General for Natal, and Lukas Meyer, Schalkburger, David Joubert, Daniel Erasmus and J. Fource were appointed Major-Generals. The selections have given lively satisfaction to the burghers. SAMEOBJECTSOUGHT No Difference Between Mc Kinley and the House. ATTITUDE ON PUERTO RICAN BILL Statement of a Member of the Cab inet Constitution Docs Not Cover the Islands. WASHINGTON, March 8. A member of tho Cabinet tonight gave out the fol lowing authoritative statement: "There has been a wide misapprehen sion of the Puerto Rlcan tariff bill, of the attitude of the President on the action of Congress, and! of their relation to each other. The criticism and the concern which have come from some well-meaning quarters are due almost entirely to a misunderstanding of the real facts. The attempt to represent that there has been a disagreement between the President and Congress is wholly unfounded. There has been no essential difference between them. Both have sought the same ob ject. Tho recommendation of the Presi dent and the House bill In their purpose and effect amount to the same thing. As a consequence, each rightly sustains the other. "The President, in his annual message of December 4, urged that the customs duties on trade between Puerto Rico and the United States be removed. Imports from Puerto Rico into the United States have been and are now paying the Ding ley rates. The President felt that Puerto Rico should be relieved of this burden. He urged that It should bo removed, not as a matter of legal right, but of liberal and humane public policy. His argument indicated his reasons, and suggested his view as to the question of constitutional obligation. Puerto Rico, severed from Spain, had lost her old markets and had gained none In their place. She had been devastated by hurricane and left destitute. Humanity dictated every effort to lift her up and to give her a new market. This was the President's plan, and what need of such a plea if the Constitution of Itself carried freo trade to Puerto RIcol In that case, free trade goes to her, whether right or not. "What the President proposed was that tho United States should offer the largest and most generous measure of help to the distressed and suffering island, and he has never wavered a single instant in the ob ject he sought. The partisans who sought to put tho President and Congress in a hole have, perhaps unconsciously, dug a pit for themselves. They will find that they have taken a position which would estop them from carrying out the policy that I have proposed for the disposition of the Philippines. But as I do not now wish to discuss the matter in Its broadest aspect or to treat It in a partisan spirit, I do not pursue the point. It is enough for the present to say that our conten tion that the Constitution does not by Its own force extend over tho new -poeeea- jfthtKgeneral tenor of Judicial auu lesismuve Kcuon irum ino 'acquisi tion of Louisiana: down to this time." Condemned Puerto Rlcan Bill. NEW YORK, March 8. The New York Produce Exchange, at a special meeting today, adopted resolutions condemning the Puerto Rlcan bill and urging free trade with tho islands. HARRISON DID NOT SAY IT. Denies the Reported Criticism of the Administration's Policy. INDIANAPOLIS, March 8. The News this afternon says: "It is stated by intimate friends of Gen cral Harrison that ho is chagrined that his name should be so freely used In the newspapers of tho country ln connection with public question:! now under consider ation. Efforts to make it appear that he is planning to step forward as an anti adiministratlon leader, with the hope that ho may be called on to become a candi date for President are, it is said, especial ly distasteful. Hia friends say ho has not tho slightest desire to re-enter politics, and that all reference to his political as pirations are gratuitous. "A gentleman who is near the ex-Pres-Ident used this statement today: 'You may say that, if Harrison has any thought of re-entering politics, which he has not, he would not make his reappear ance by criticising the Administration.' " THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS. Stormy Session Yesterday No Nom inations Yet. INDIANAPOLIS, March 8. The Social Democratic National Convention held a stormy session this afternoon and this evening. At tho morning session the com mittee from tho Social Labor party and the subcommittee from the convention re ported in favor of amalgamation of the two parties. Tho two committees locked horns on a name for the united) party. The Social Labor people demanded the appointment of a committee of nine to draw up a treaty, to be submitted to referendum vote of both parties for ratification. In cluding the name proposed for the united party. The convention's committee re ported in favor of the Teferendaim clause, but split on the advisability of making any concession as to the name of the united party. Over this question the con vention quarreled all the afternoon. The majority report Instructed tho committee to stand firmly for the name Social Dem ocratic party, while the minority report merely told the committee to "urge the se lection of the namo Social Democrat" The minority report was adopted tonight after a prolonged discussion. Then came tho question of a ticket. E. V. Debs was placed In nomination, but ho arose and said that under no circum stances would he be a candidate. He said he had private reasons for declining. Mr. Stecbnan. of Illinois, named Fred O. Mc Carthy, of Massachusetts, for President, and Representative Carey, of Massachu setts, nominated Job Harriman. of Cali fornia, for President, and Max Hayes, of Cleveland, for Vice-President. Mr. Har riman declined, and In tho confusion that followed the convention was adjourned. Tonight efforts are being made to get Mr. Debs to run, but so far without suc cess. Hemcn-tvay Renominated. EVA'NSVILLE, Ind.. March 8. Tho Re publicans of the first district, at Rock port, today, renominated James A. Hem enway for Congress by acclamation. The resolutions gave unequivocal Indorsement to President McKlnley's Administration. a Biff OH Dcnl ln Ohio. COLUMBUS, O., March S. A special to the Dispatch from Toledo, says: The English Petroleum Syndicate, of London, the foreign branch of the Stand ard Oil Company, Is reliably reported to have closed a gigantic deal in the Ohio oil fields. The company absorbs the Cud- ahy combination, of Chicago, and the Man hattan Oil Company. The consideration is understood to be 510.0G0.C00. GUARDED BY POLICE. Nonunion Workmen employed on Chicago Rnlldings. CHICAGO, March S. Under heavy po lice guard, over 200 nonunion workmen were today given work by contractors en gaged In erecting various down-town build ings. This was the "first serious attempt on the part of the contractors to resume the work Interrupted by the strike of the Unions affiliated with the Building Trades Council. Nearly all the unfinished build ings were heavily picketed by the Unions, but beyond one or two attempts to per suade the nonunion men not to go to work, no attempt was made to Interfere. Labor troubles culminated in a riot at Thirty-sixth and Wallace streets this evening. WlHlam Schlndler was shot and probably fatally wounded, and six others were injured. Joseph Walsh, foreman for the Link Belt Machinery Company, and H. K. McLaln, superintendent of the same company, were attacked by strik ers. For some time the strikers have fol lowed Walsh and McLaln every night when they left the shops, and have threatened to kill them. Tonight some one threw a club at Walsh, striking him. ln the back of the head. He accused Schlndler, and when the latter denied It a fight followed. A crowd of strikers gath ered around, and Walsh, believing his llfo was In danger, shot Schlndler in the breast. A general fight followed the shooting of Schlndler, and strikers to the number of 40 made an attack upon Walsh and McLaln. and four others who were with them. Although badly pounded up. they managed to hold their own, and beat off their assailants until the arrival of the police. Walsh was placed under ar- CARMEN MAY STRIKE. Demands of St. Louis Men Are Re jected. ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 8. A committee representing employes of the St. Louis Transit Company called at tho offices of the company today for answer to their demands presented yesterday. They were Informed their resolutions were under con sideration by the board of directors, but' no decision had been reached. The com mittee then served notico that they would give the company until 4 o'clock this af ternoon to answer their demands. Short ly after 4 o'clock the committee went to the office of General Manager Coleman to hear the answer of the directors. They were Informed that the board had ad journed and had announced that no an swer would be given the men until Sat urday. The committee returned to Walt ham Hall, the headquarters of the Amal gamated Association of Street Railway Employes, and conferred with President Matter, of the International body, as to the next move. The committee finally agreed to call a mass meeting to decide whether or not to strike. 9 EIGHT-CLUB CIRCUIT. Agreed Upon at the National League z Meeting: Lagt Night. - NEW YORK, March 8. The National Baseball League for the season of 1500 will have an eight-club circuit. This an nouncement was made at the Fifth-Avenue Hotel at 11:C0 o'clock tonight, when the league meeting adjourned. A verbal agree ment was reached tonight, and tomorrow tho agreement will be formally executed. The retiring clubs are Washington, Balti more, Louisville and Cleveland. Each club will receive a money consideration for Its franchise. How much is not stated. Earlier In the day It was reported that the Louisville franchise would be sold for 510,000, and that the Wagner Bros, had consented to take about 540,000 for their Washington franchise. No figures were given as to the demands ot the Cleveland club or tho Brooklyn-Baltimore combina tion. All the clubs dropped have the right un der the agreement to reserve their players except Washington, which has been pur chased outright by the league. Wash ington's players will be distributed among the other clubs. The Brooklyn-Baltimore combination controls the Baltimore play ers. e ARCHBISHOP BURIED. Obsequies Were of the Simplest Character. DUBUQUE, la., March 8. In the vault beside the remains of his predecessors. Bishops Loras and Smythe, He the re mains of John Hennessy, first Archbishop of Dubuque. The obsequies occurred at 10 this morning and were of the simplest character. There were no flowers and no ornaments whatever. There was also an entire absence of music, only the voice of hundreds of priests being heard ln the "Gregorian chant." This was In accord ance with tho dead prelate's wish. The ceremonies began at 7 o'clock, when Car dinal Gibbons and each of the Archbish ops celebrated requiem, mass. The courts adjourned, and many manufacturing Insti tutions and business houses were closed. o Chilly Comment or Dublin Press. DUBLIN, March 8. The newspapers of this city give rather a chilly reception to the announcement of the proposed visit of Queen Victoria to Ireland next month, al though the comments are perfectly cour teous. The Freeman's Journal says: "The chivalry of the Irish would Insure a respectful reception, but It Is Impossible to congratulate Her Majesty on the oppor tunity chosen for a royal visit, after a boy cott so long persistently maintained." The Dally Independent says: "The Nationalists will have no other de sire but that Her Majesty should receive at the hands of the Irish the respectful welcome due to her exalted station and her high personal character." a Presidential Nominations. WASHINGTON, March 8. The Presi dent today sent the following nominations to the Senate: To be Indian Agent, James H. Montelth, Butte City, Mont., for the Biackfoot Agency, Montana; also, a number of mi nor military appointments, i c New Zcalnnders at Carnarvon. CAPE TOWN. March 8. The squadron of New Zealanders constituting the ad vance guard of the field forces sent to operate against the rebels In the north west districts of Cape Colony arrived at Carnarvon yesterday. A squadron of South Australians has gone to Vosburg. The rebels there have artillery, and heavy firing was heard Tuesday. The dispatch of theso small advance forces Is fraught with danger. The Canadian mounted ri fles have gone to the front. Recruited to Full Strength. OTTAWA, March 8. Minister Borden received tonight from the War Office a cable accepting 100 men to recruit the First Canadian contingent to its full strength. They will leave with the Strath cona Horse. ANOTHER BLUNDER Senate Will Kill the Hay-Pauncc-fotc Treaty. THE AMENDMENT BY DAY1S Neutrality Provision Will Be Nullified; Administration May Not Press the Treaty. "WASHINGTON. March S. It appears that another blunder Is about to be per petrated regarding the Hay-Pauncefoto treaty on the Nlcaraguan canal. Publia sentiment has been at work among tha Senators and Representatives, and they, fearing the effect of the alleged allianca between the United States and Great Brit ain ln case the treaty Is adopted, are now proposing an amendment which will practical- nullify the neutrality provision of the treaty. It is a curious fact that Sen ator Davis, of Minnesota, who has been highly honored by the Administration, should Introduce his amendment after consultation with either the President or Secretary Hay, and that his committee has practically determined to adopt it. It is more than likely that the treaty will not now be pressed by the Administration, as any amendment will he dec.dcdly unsat isfactory. The curious thing about It la that every one who knows the circum stances Is aware that the canal In tlma of war will be for the strongest party that can hold It, and that any safeguards that are made looking to any exclusive rights for the United States would be dis regarded If this country were at war. This is another split between Congress and the Administration, the first being over the Puerto Rico hill. The Adminis tration bowed to the will of the majority ln that, and possibly will do the same regarding the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. The Reciprocity Treaty. It Is understood that Senator Aldrich has served notice on the Administration that It must cease to press the French reciprocity treaty, and that if It does It will endager Republican success this fall. It 13 well known that the reciprocity treaty was brought out ot the committee on foreign relations from the pressure of Administration forces, and agents of tho Administration have been urging Its pas sage In the Senate. Th s notice by Aldrich is very significant, because he is certainly a power in the Senate, and his judgment must be looked up to by the Republican leaders. Talk of HarrlsonN Candidacy. The suggestion that ex-President Harri son should become a candidate for Presi dent has caused quite a storm of. excite ment ln Administration circles and among others who are tied to McKlnley. The general Impression Is that Harrison would not consent to be a candidate, and that he did not make his statements regarding the Puerto Rlcan bill with any Idea of displacing McKlnley ln the coming cam paign. Aafrrvtmber of lntervjews with Senators and Represerita'flves are "published hereTo day, nearly all of whom express the opin ion that Harrison would not be a candi date, and most of whom state that they are In favor of McKlnley. Senator Simon, who Is among those in terviewed, said: "I think Mr. McKlnley will be renominated and re-elected, but if that should not be the case I do not think General Harrison would be given the nomination. If there should be a change It would be In favor of Roosevelt, I think." Republican AVI 11 Help Morgan. The Republicans expect to take a hand m the contest between Senator Morgan and Governor Johnston, of Alabama, over the succession to Morgan In the Senate. The Republicans have no chance to elect Morgan's successor, but It Is believed that they may have power to Influence the choice as between Morgan and Johnston. A number of the Republican leaders ot the state were recently called to Wash ington for a conference looking to the establishment of harmony within their own somewhat divided ranks, and to con elder the course to be taken with respect to the situation within the Democratla party developing out of the contest be tween Morgan and Johnston. A view of the case presented was that in the Interest of the state and on account of the atti tude of Morgan on expansion and other questions ot the broadest national char acter, Morgan should. If possible, be re tained in the Senate rather than have him succeeded by a man of the eccentric, radi cal and popullstic tendencies of Johnston. As a result of this conference. It is under stood that whatever assistance the Repub licans can render to secure the re-election of Morgan will be at his sen-Ice. and con fidence was expressed that Morgan would succeed himself. BIG FIRE AT LEAD. Forty Building: in the Totvn Wera Destroyed. LEAD, S. D., March 8. Fire this morn ing destroyed 40 buildings. The Deadwood firo department was called on for as sistance, and responded. In addition to the coTriblned fire departments. It was found necessary to blow up buildings in the path of the fire with dynamite in or der to stop its spread. Owing to the high wind blowing, the scarcity of water and the Inflammable nature of tho buildings, the firemen were unable to do anything to stay the flames In any other way. Tho Hearst library building and the big stamp mills wero ln danger at ona time, but the blowing up of buildings saved them. The loss of 40 buildings is estimated at 1300,000, which Is covered by about 5150.000 Insurance. Most of tho business blocks burned were woomen. Chicago Church Destroyed. CHICAGO. March 8. The Second Pres byterian Church, at Twentieth street and Michigan avenue, was destroyed by fire to night. The building was the home of one of the most aristocratic congregations ln tha city. A reception was being given in. the church parlors by the Young People's Christian Endeavor Society of the church, and the assemblage was ln the" midst of the festivities when the the blaze was dis covered in the organ on the main floor. There was a wild rush for the exits, but all escaped safely. The loss on the build ing and furnishings is estimated at $200,000. Engine Factory Burned. ELMIRA. N. Y., March 9. The plant of the Payne Engine Company was destroyed by fire today. Loss, 5100,000. Ex-Minister Phelps' Condition. NEW HAVEN. Conn., March 8. Ex Minister Phelps remains ln about the same condition as this morning. He Is very weak, and gradually though not rapidly falling. The physicians hold out no hope for his recovery. a Representative Watson Renominated RICHMOND, Ind., March 8. The Re publican Congressional convention of tha Sixth District today renominated Repre sentative Watson by acclamation.