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The Boers are concentrating in force about 15 miles north of Bloemfontein, In the rear of Glen, and Lord Roberts is sending for ward troops to engage them. The Seventh Infantry division and part of General French' cavalry have been sent up to Join the Fourteenth Brigade, and the two cavalry regiments that are holding Glen and Its environs. It does not seem prob able that the Boers -will give serious bat tle In the fairly open country north of Glen. Still their evident strength indi cates more than a corps of observation. In small affairs the Boers are daringly aggressive In all parts of the field of war. The Johannesburg mounted police, es teemed by the Boers to be their best mounted commando, is Talding the country near Bloemfontein, harassing the farmers who have given up their arms to the Brit ish and carrying off cattle. Thare is a Boer report rrom Natal that a Russian soldier of fortune, Colonel Ganot zkl, with 100 horsemen, Is operating close to the British outposts on the western border. The Boers' have reoccupied Campbell and are In strencth near Taungs and Barkly "West. They shelled the British camp at "Warrenton Wednesday, but moved out of range that night. Yesterday (Thursday) two British guns enfiladed the Boer trenches. Quieting their Mausers. Lord Methoun and the forces that had been op erating in the Barkly district have been recalled to Kimberley- by Lord Roberts. No explanation has been given for this, but the mounted troops are dissatisfied at havinjr been ordered back. The Boers and disloyalists at Kensardt have been dispersod and caused to retreat. General Parsons is about to enter the town unopposed. Lord Roberts Is making, extensive- ar rangements to police and safeguard all the Free State towns in the territory occu pied. Dispatches from Maseru assert that the Boers who returned to Ladybrand from Clocolan have taken up strong positions and sent pickets far in every direction to watch Basutoland. in the exnectatlon that part of General Buller's army will In vade the Free State on that side. According to Pretoria advices, Mafeklng was bombarded for seven hours Tuesday. It Is reported in London, In a well-informed quarter, that Lord Kitchener wl!l be offered the post of Commander-in-Chief in India, succeeding the late Sir William Lockhart, so soon as decisive successes have been obtained in the Transvaal, and that General Sir Archibald Hunter will succeed him as Lord Roberts' Chief-of-Staff. The Indian newspapers have been urging Kitchener's appointment. Oohi Panl's Boast. LONDON, March 30. The Bloemfontein correspondent of the Morning Post, tele graphing Wednesday, says: "President Kruger boasts of his Intention to retake Bloemfontein within a week, and It appears probable that the Boers aro advancing In force southward." Reinforcements for Glen. LONDON, March 30. A dispatch to tho Chronicle from Bloemfontein, dated March 28, says: "The Boers are active north of Glen, about 15 miles from here. It Is reported that they are concentrating In consider able force. Reinforcements of all arms are being sent up from Bloemfontein, in cluding the Seventh division and a portion of General French's cavalry. "The Johannesburg mounted police are still raiding cattle and harrasslng the dls armed burghers, who are returning to their farms."" Olivier Is Closely "Watched. ALIWAL NORTH. March 29. General Brabant and his staff have returned from Rouxvllle, and are now actively engaged In holding the southern frontier of tho Free State. Detachments are being sent to strengthen the positions which hava been occupied. It is evident that Commandant Olivier, now moving north. Is being closely watched by Sir Godfrey Langdon? the Basutoland Commissioner, who is in com munication with General French. Mcthnex Back. nt Kimberley. KIMBERLEY. Wednesday, March 28. Lord Methuen has returned to Kimberley from Barkly District. The mounted troops under him are expected tomorrow. They were at Llkatlond when they received the orders from Lord Roberts to return here. It Is reported the Boers have reoccupied Campbell, and that they are in strong force near Warrenton, Barkly West and TaungB. RALPH SCORES THE BOERS. Instances of Their Cowardly and Scaadalous Behavior. LONDON, March 29. The rhost serious Indictment of Boer methods of warfare which has yet appeared in England comes from Julian Ralph, the American war correspondent in a letter from Kimber ley, published in this morning's Daily Mail. It is, In part, as follows: "It Is a war steadily and stealthily i planned bj the Queen's Dutch subjects i and the Dutch Republics for fully 20 years. For between four and six years they have been equipped for It They be- j gan purchasing arms and planning de fenses before the Jameson raid. Let no one fool you with the falsehood about that Finally, President Kruger begged President Steyn to declare war three years before President Steyn consented. Next rid your mind of the notion that you are crushing two farmer Republics. There is not a farmer in the two countries, and only in one, the Orange Free State, was there a Republic in any way except mis named. These people are herders of cat tle, sheep and goats, like the Israelites of j old, and the Afridls. Tiirks and Balkan peoples of today. His Uhe Boer's) so called farms are as nature made them, merely ranches of veldt whereon his cat tle graze. Each one has put up a home, but its surroundings are almost invaria bly more repellant and disorderly than any houses I ever saw, except the cabins of freed slaves In the United States. Their camps and strongholds from which we have routed them are the filthiest places I have known men of any sort to live In, and I have seen Indian, Chi nese and Turkish camps, and the camps of many sorts of black men. "As to their bravery and honor, I have seen and heard sufficient to fill a page of th Dally Mail with accounts of their cowardly and dastardly behavior before I came to Kimberley. Bufhere I And they have been guilty of different and original enormities. Her they killed our wounded and laid their bodies in a row after one of the forays out of town. Kere they armed many blacks to fight us, showing all the world how scandalously fraudulent were their exclamations of horror at the Idea of our employing native Indian troops. "There has hardly been a battle In which the Boers have not abused either the white flag or the Geneva cross, or both. At Spionkop our people saw them loading Maxims in ambulances In order to get them safely away. This we saw them do at Modder River also, and, Kim berley Is where they shelled the funeral cortege of George T. Abram, an Ameri can. At many places they fired 'on our ambulances. I saw them do it at Moddei River, And saw them fire on our stretcher bearers in that battle, time and again. "When we "entered Jacobsdal it looked like a city of doctors. Every man on the streets wore the Red Cross bandage on his arms. These were the men who .had just been shooting at us from behind gar den walls. There -was nothing novel or original about their seeking the cowardly shelter of tho doctor's badge. We have be come quite accustomed to it. We once entered a Boer laager after a victory and found 27 of these bogus doctors and seven or eight wounded for their patients. They have not been content with looting the houses of the loyalists In tho British colonies, but in Natal, in scores of In stances, they have smashed Into kindling and torn Into ribbons whatever they did not want or could not carry off. Worse yet, they have fouled the walls of the homes of defenseless women with ob scene writings. They never knew the value of an oath or a promise, and have not learned it since the war began." PLEADED FOR BOER. PRISONERS. Cape Dutch Ministers Asked That the Sick Be Not Sent io St. Helena. LONDON, March 29. A deputation of Dutch Church ministers had an audience with Premier Schreiner, at Cape Town, today. The ministers urged the separation of the sick and well Boer prisoners, and asked that the sick be not sent to St. Helena. Mr. Schreiner replied that he had no power in such, matters, but would use his friendly offices. He added that he had made strong representations to the Im perial Government against sending any of the prisoners to St Helena, but without success. It is reported that the prison transports will sail for St Helena at the end of this week. At Chelsea Barracks today the Prince of Wales Inspected a battalion of sharp shooters organized by Lord Dunraven for the Imperial Yeomanry. He complimented them on their appearanco, and said: "1 sincerely hope that you -may shoot straight when the necessity arises." DR LHYDS PROTESTS. AcoHses Egryptlan Government of a Breach of Neutrality. BRUSSELS, March 29. Dr. Leyds. diD- ! lomatlc agent of the Transvaal, has drawn I attention to the Egyptian and Turkish . Governments to the fact that the British J Government in the House of Commons, i admitted that six Maxims were borrowed ' from the Egyptian Army for use In tho 1 Transvaal war, and has demanded expla ' nations for this breach of neutrality, de claring that unless the guns are lmme I diately returned the Transvaal will con i slder the Egyptian Government has aban doned neutrality and Is lending openly its assistance- to Great Britain. No. reply has been vouchsafed to this protestjwaica was dispatched March 13. Arrangements for Q,neen's TrIp. LONDON, March 29. Arrangements for the Queen's visit to Dublin are rapidly nearing completion. Two detachments of Life Guards left London this evening to act as the royal escort, and the trials of the royal trains have been completed along the entire route. Gerald Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland, who is Just recovering from a serious illness, will leave tomorrow in order to welcome the Queen, who will probably be accompanied by Lord Lansdowne, Secretary of State for War. General Jonbert's Funeral. PRETORIA, March 23. General Joubert was taken .ill Sunday morning. He was at his office the previous day. Ho suf fered grat pain, but became unconscious some time before 'death. The complaint waa acute Inflammation of the bowels. The body, will He in state tomorrow and will then be taken "by spoclal train to the farm at Rustfonteln, near Wakker srtoom, where It will be buried quietly, as Joubert often requested, and without military honors. DEL AGO A BAY- AWARD. Portugal Condemned to Pay Flftecn MIHIon Francs to the Claimants. LONDON, March 30. The Berne award has been published here. The preamble says: "After deliberation, the court decrees as follows: . "1. The court reiects all rie-nnTiiio riavor of a final Inquiry. It declines also to separate tne judgment on the principal object of litigation from that dealing with the Indemnity due for the territory in question. "2. On the other hand, the court decides to deliver forthwith its definite decree on the main question, and to communicate to the parties an authentio copy of Its essen tial points, the complete decree, wjth a recital of the reasons, to follow after a short period. Hereupon the court, con sisting of three members, present unani mously has returned and filed Its decree In tho following terms: "I. The Portuguese fJovmmcnt no fhA ' defending party. Is condemned to pay to tne government or the United States and to Great Britain, the claimants, alto gether. In addition to the 28,000 paid on account in 1S90, the sum of 15,314.000 francs In legal Swiss money, with simple Inter- est on tnis sum at the rate of 5 per cent ( per annum, from June 1, 1899, up to date ' of payment of said sum "II. This sum, after deducting what Is , necessary to defray the cost of arbitra i tion, falling on the claimants, and in addi ! tion to the balance of 2S,000 paid on ac j count in 1S90, shall be employed in tho I payment of bondholders and other credl- tors. If there is need, of the Delagoa Bay Railway Company, according to their siantung. xne claimants will draw up a scale of distribution for this purpose. Tho Portuguese Government will have to pay Into tho hands of the Government of the United States the sum which, according to tho scale, shall accrue to McMurdo, represented by said Government In her quality of .bondholding creditor of the first and second degree. It will pay the surplus to the Government of Great Brit ain for tho benefit of all others having rights. "III. The delay of six months, fixed by the last line of clause TV of the arbitra tion compromise, shall run from this day forth. 'TVf. The costs of the arbitration, ac cording to a scale to be drawn up in ac cordance with aclause V of the arbitra tion compromise, will be borne in equal parts by the three parties to the suit; that is to say, a third part by each of them. "V. The conclusions of the parties. In so far- as they differ from the above award, are set aside. "VI. An authentic copy of the present award will be delivered through the in termediary of the Swiss Federal Council to each of the three parties to the case." VOTED FOR TARIFF .Motion-to Strike It From Puerto Rico Bill Defeated in Senate. INDICATES PASSAGE OF MEASURE Beveridgre Announced His Intention to Snpport the Bill, If FreeJTrade Cannot Be Secured. WASHINGTON, March 29. A direct vote was taken by the Senate today on the proposition to strike from the Puerto Rico measure the provision laying 15 per cent of the Dlngley law duties on Puerto Rlcan products. The proposition was de feated by a vote of 16 to 33. Wh'le the vote is regarded as presaging the passage of the pending measure, it Is not regard ed as Indicating the final vote on the'blll. The feature of the debate was the speech of Beveridge. While he advocated reci procity between the United States and Pu erto Rico he announced that if all efforts to secure free trade should fail, he would support the pending bill. The bill was un der discussion throughout the session, sev- I eral Important amendments being agreed to. The conference report on the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill was agreed to. j - A concurrent resolution offered by Cul berson (Dem. Tex.), directing the Secre tary of War and the Secretary of the Navy to keep "seasonably advised the families of wounded soldiers and sailors of the condition of the men" was agreed to. Bevcrldgre's Speech. Consideration of the Puerto Rican tariff and government bill was then "resumed, Beveridge (Rep. Ind.) addressing the Sen ate in support of the proposition for free trade between, the United States and the island of Puerto Rico. Beveridge said: "I favor Immediate reciprocity, and 1 shall go on record as voting for amend ments giving immediate and unrestricted freedom of trade to our Island of Puerto Rico. But If we in the Senate who be lieve that Puerto Rico should have rec' procity at once are not able to so amend the bill here, I shall, after voting for reci procity amendments, vote for the civil gov ernment bill as modified by the commilteo, because we must not deny civil govern ment to the people of Puerto Rico a mo ment longer, and because the bill, as mod ified. Insures free trade with Puerto Rico as soon as the civil government of that Island provides a system. of taxation of its own. So that the sooner Puerto Rico gets civil government the quicker it will getree trade under the modifications which the committee have made. "I should be glad if the bill could be so separated that we might vote for civil government without the revenue feature, although the committee has modified that feature so as to Insure early freedom ol trade. But as the bill stands, we can amend It We must vote for it as modified by the committee, or else vote against civil government altogether, and civil gov ernment must no longer be denied to th' people of Puerto Rico. Delay of civil gov ernment to thesa people is a denial ol justice. And so I shall vote for the civil government bill because it does establish civil government at once, anil because, under the modifications by the committee, it also establishes absolute reciprocity In the near future. It ought to establish unrestricted trade instantly, and It may be that tho House will so amend it if we should not so amend it here. But If we are not able to amend it here, and if the House should not so amend It, but adopt the modified civil government bill, the committee's modification does give us the absolute certainty of unrestricted trade at no distant date. "The bill as a whole, while not what I would have it In Its failure .to give Im mediate and unrestricted trade to Puerto Rico, and in other particulars, neverthe less does establish civil government, which may not be delayed another moment, 'and does Insure early reciprocity, -and so Is a step in the right direction in our progress aa an administering Nation, and Is a rec ognition of those great principles on which progress depends." Beveridge closed his speech saying: "Sir. President the great movement on which the American people have embarked Is a movement of conscience as well as of power; of civilization, as well as of com merce. Directly It affects all humanity. Wo go forth on a world career; we must conduct it with a world statesmanship a statesmanship that considers the effect of every law we pass upon the people over whom our Influence is extending, and upon the world at large, as well as upon our selves. Sir. administration of government means more than balance sheets; more than weights or measures. It means this, but it also means the weighing of the hearts of men and the balance sheets of lthe affections of the governed people. The American masses in whose breasts dwell the purity, power and hope of the Repub lic and of the world understand this well. They Teel and deeply know that we aro henceforth the master people of the world. They doubt not that human progress Is In vast and swelling harmony, which not even all the discords of history can de stroy; and they mean that in all that di vine, and splendid composition, the noblest, highest, purest, tenderest note shall be that struck by the American pcoplo as tho sovereign power of the earth." Amendments Considered. Foraker (Rep. O.) then asked that the Senate proceed with the consideration of amendments. The first amendment was one imposing a duty of 5 cents a pound upon coffee Imported Into Puerto Rico. Pettus (Dem. Ala.) moved to strike out the amendment, which motion Involved the question whether a tax could be Im posed on products Imported Into Puerto Rico which was not Imposed on the came products Imported into "other parts of the United- States." Galllnger (Rep. N. H.) defended, the I amendment of the committee. Durlmr the i Spanish regime, he said, a tariff had been j Imposed upon coffee Imported into Puerto Rico because the coffee raised there is re I garded as the best In the world, and it was decided to prevent It from belntr spoiled by being blended with Inferior brands. 'If you have a free hand to mutilate the Constitution." said Pettus. "then you can pass this bill; but If the Constitution means anything when it says that tixes and duties shall be uniform, then you have no such right" Pettus amendment was defeated. 13 to 22. Bacon (Dem. Ga.) offered an amendment 'in the form of a substitute for sections 2 and 3 of the committee bill, establlsh'ng the regular Dlngley tariff rates of duty on articles imported from foreign countries Into Puerto Rico, and providing that no duties shall be-levied 6n articles imported into Puerto Rico from the United States or Into the United States from Puerto Rico. Bacon explained that It was his pur pose to establish in Puerto Rico the tarlfl system in vogue in this country. Galllnger said the bill, as It stood, waa infinitely more liberal than the amend ment offered by Bacon. "THe committee," eald he, "had only one object In view, and that was so to legislate for the Puerto Rlcan people as to render them happy, contented and pros perous." Ldndsay (Dem. Ky.) offered an amend ment providing- for absolute free trade be tween the United States and Puerto Rico saying: "I offer this amendment because Puerto Rico Is an American Island, be cause Its inhabitants are American citi zens, because the people were promised the rights of American citizens by Gen eral Miles, and because the President and Secretary of War declared It was our 'plain duty to give the Puerto Rlcan peo ple free trade." Bacon accepted the amendment, and, at his request, the amendment went over un til tomorrow. Vote on Pettu' Motion. Pettus then moved to strike out the provision providing for a duty of 15 per cent of the Dlngley law rates on products of Puerto Rico Imported Into' this coun try. The motion of Pettus was defeated, 16 to 33, as follows: AYES. Bacon "Culberson Pettus Bate. Harris Sullivan Berry Jones (Ark.) Turley Clark Kenney Wellington Clay Lindsay Cockrell Morgan NOES. Allison - Frye McComas Baker Galllnger McMillan Bard Gear Perkins Carter Hale Quarles Chandler Hanna Ross Clark. (Wyo.) Hansbrough Scott Cullom . Hawley Sewell Deboe Kean Shoup Fairbanks Kyle Spooner Foraker Lodge Warren Foster McBride Wetmore The following pairs were announced, the last named being opposed to the amend-' ment: Martin-Jones (Nev.), Danlel-Penrose, McLaurin-Pritchard, Hoar-McEnery, Tal-Haferro-Mason, Turner-Aldrlch,v Rawlins Wolcott, Money-Teller, Caffery-Burrows, Pettlgrew-Platt (Conn.), Slmon-Depew, Chllton-Elkins, Heltfeld-Platt (N. Y.), Butler-Beverldge. No announcement of pairs was made of tho following Senators, who were absent from the chamber when their names were called: Allen, Davis, McCumber, Mallory, Nel son, Proctor, Stewart, Thurston, Tillman and Vest The next committee amendment was that which provided that the Spanish or native inhabitants of Puerto Rico and their chil dren should oe "citizens of Puerto Rico and as such entitled to the protection ol the United States." Morgan (Dem. Ala.) maintained that thi people of Puerto Rico were citizens of the United States, and as such were entitled to the rights and Immunities prescribed by the Constitution. The' amendment, ho said, was a "vain and. empty declaration." It became evident that the amendment: could not be disposed of today, and it was passed over until tomorrow. Morgan offered an amendment to the section of the bill which proposes to re deem the Puerto Rican silver coins in United States money, giving 60 cents of American for tho Puerto Rica peso. The amendment proposed to pay 100 cents, for the peso. Morgan held that In the pro posed exchange of coins the United States was taking advantage of the Puerto Rl cans because tho peso contained the same amount of silver as tho American dollar. The Puerto Ulcans, he eald, are entitled to 300 cents for their pesos, because that amount of silver In money would be worth 100 cents on the dollar. Jones (Dem Ark.) and Bacon took the same position. Foraker maintained that the position of the Democratic Senators was not correct There was no Intention to deprive the Pu erto RIcans of any value, as the American dollar now was worth In debt-paying pow er practically two pesos in Puerto Rico. He believed the proposition of the bill was entirely, liberal to the Puerto RIcans. The Senate, then, at 4:53, adjourned. AIUEXD3IEXTS TO PUERTO RICO BILL Introduced by Senators Foraker and Pcttas. WASHINGTON, March 29 Senator Foraker today introduced the following amendments to the Puerto Rican bill: "That on and after the date when this act shall take effect, merchandise previ ously Imported from "Puerto Rico into the United States, on which no entry has been made, and goods, wares and merchandise previously entered without payment of duty and under bond for warehousing, transportation or any other purpose, for which no permit of deliver' to the Im porter or his agent has been Issued, shall be subject to the duties Imposed by this act, and to no other duty, upon the entry or withdrawal thereof; provided, that when duties are based upon the weight of merchandise deposited jn any public or private bonded warehouse, said duties shall bo levied and collected upon the weight of such merchandise at the time of its entry." Senator Pettus also Introduced several amendments to the Puerto Rlcah bill, as follows: Providing a duty of 5 cents a pound on all coffee Imported Into Puerto Rico; prohibiting the proposed Puerto Rlcan Legislature from enacting any law In conflict with the Constitution of the United States; that the Constitution of the United States and also the laws of the United States, not locally inapplicable, shall have the same effect In Puerto Rico as In other territories of the United States: restoring the original provision of the bill for, a duty of 15 per cent of tho Dlngley law In goods going both ways. FLAW IN THE MITTIMUS. Decision in Drcyer's Case May Re lease Many Illinois Convicts. CHICAGO, March 29. Upon the decision of Judge Dunne in regard to the con tention of tne attorney of ex-Banker E. S. Dreyer, now under a penitentiary sentence for embezzlement of 5316,000 of theifunds of the West Park Board, who Is trying to secure his release on a writ of habeas corpus, may depend the liberty of every convict sent to Jollet from Cook County since 1S95. Dreyer's attorney claims that the mittimus In their client's cause, which provided he should be confined until re leased by the State Board of Pardons, was In error In that the parole law of 1S95 provided that the State Board of Pardons had no authority to release, but only to recommend such action to the Governor, and constituted an error sufficient to war rant his release. Dreyer's attorney also raised the technical point that Dreyer had been twice placed, in Jeopardy by the dis missal of the Jury In a former trial "before a decision had been reached. When At torney Mayer finished his argument to day. Judge Dunne asked the State's at torneys If the mlttirai were printed forms. Upon receiving the reply that all prisoners were sent to Jollet upon this form of mlt tlmusj the court rejolnded: "If Mr. May er's contention Is true there will not be many men from Cook County left In Jollet." The state will argue against the point tomorrow. c Tnrlcey Shuts Ont American Parle. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 29 The Tnrt( has Informed the United States Le gation that in future the Importation of American pork will be prohibited, giving as a reason for the Drohibition that the meat Is Injurious to the public health. Lloyd C. Griscom, United States Charge d'Affaires, protested energetically, de manding the annullment of the measure. COWARDS IN SENATE So Speaker Henderson De scribes the Free-Traders. FOLLOWING IN REED'S FOOTSTEPS Ellrlnr. Not a Candidate for Vice-. President, hut for Re-election am. United States Senator. v WASHINGTON. March 29. Senators re sent tho statement In Speaker Henderson's letter la which he says "It has, its sharo of cowards," and also that "the Senato is always the body upon which -great in terests concentrate their efforts to defeat proper legislation." Not only those Senators who aro re ferred to take umbrage at the remarks of the Speaker, but there are also, a largo number who are for the tariff proposi tion which Mr. Henderson favors, who think that his remarks were entirely un called for. In this particular, Henderson has made a very bad break. In branding as cowards men like Davis, Proctor, .Nel son, Simon, Hoar and Wellington, he haa seleeted a class of men who are not "cow ards," but who have shown a great deal of bravery in standing out against tho party whip and voting for what they be lieve Is right, and for what the people of the United States want, against a ma jority of their party. The "cowards" might be those who believe in free trade, and who, under the tremendous pressure that has been "brought to bear, have -coma Into line for the bill that Henderson, wants. Speaker Reed made tho mistake of sneer ing at the Senate at all times, and con demning Individual Senators, and when the campaign was on In which he was a candidate for President, there were only one or two Senators In the entire body that were for him; and they only in a perfunctory way. Henderson seems to ba following in his footsteps, and all Sena tors resent any such utterances coming from a man holding the high position of Speaker. The Vote in the Senate. The large majority in the Senate shown today in favor of retaining the 15 per cent tariff in the Puerto Rlcan bill was mora apparent than real. The absence of a number of Senators who favor free trade paired with Democrats, who were also in favor of free trade. Thus, the, votes of Davis, Proctor, and Nelson, who are In favor of free trade, remain uncounted, as, do those of the men with whom they aro ordinarily paired. The vote was hardly a test, yet In view of the fact that tho Democrats may not vote for the various amendments offered by Nelson and oth ers, the majority will never be much les3 than that shown today, except upon tho final passage of the bill, when there seems to be no doubt that six Republicans Da vis, Proctor, Ne son, Simon, v Hoar and Wellington will vote against the measure containing the 15 per cent protection. Sen ator Simon was absent in New York to day, aad was paireid with Depew, so his vote counted with those In favor of free trade. An Interesting feature of the situ ation is that Beveridge has been whipped into line In favor of the tariff. Bliss Crowds Elklns Ont. Elklns will not be a candidate for Vice President The decision of the Adminis tration forces to support Cornelius N. Bliss, of New York, has made It apparent that It would be useless for him to maka the race. Senator Scott, of West Virginia, the closest friend Elklns has, said today that he was in favor of Elklns for tho Senate. To Investigate Fish Qnestion. Cu3hman of Washington, today intro duced a bill appropriating $1500 for making an investigation to determine on the moss suitable location in Oregon or Washing ton, for a station to investigate fishing questions affecting the Pacific 'Coast Timber on Mineral Lands. Senator Simon's bill permitting the cut ting of timber on mineral lands in Oregon, Washington and Idaho has been made tha special order for the next meeting of tha public lands committee of the House, when Representative Moody wl.l secure Its fa- vorable report Homes for Indian "War Veterans. Representative Tongue had Intended ta offer an amendment to the Army bill to day, admitting Indian War veterans to Sohlie.s Home-, but when the provision for state homes was reached, it was ruled out, on a point of order, which would have rendered Mr. Tcngue's amendment useless He will, thsrefore, take up hla b'll with the military committee, when . the Idaho case has been disposed of, and endeavor to secure special legislation ad mitting both the Indian War veterans and veterans of the Spanish and Philippine wars to these homes. Free Rnral Delivery for Oregon. The Second Assistant Postmaster-Gen eral today assured Representative Moody that he will, in readvertislng- or reletting star route contracts In his district, incor porate into the contracts provisions mak ing it the duty of the carriers on the star -routes to deliver the mail of persons along the route in boxes to be erected along the lines, where such service Is desired. ThU wLl practically establish a system of frea rural delivery along such routes, which will be of especial advantage to all tha farmers and ranchmen along the numer ous stage lines throughout Eastern Ore gon. Mr. Moody thinks It will also be a practical benefit to citizens along mall routes in Clatsop Columbia and the East ern part of Multnomah County. To se cure the benefit of this new service, per sons along these routes must erect suit able boxes on the roadsides and direct their Postmaster to deliver their mall to the carrier for their respective boxes. Star route carriers will b required to receive from Postmasters all mall matter so or dered, depositing it in the proper boxes, such service to be without charge to tho patrons. The carriers will also be re quired to collect mall from the boxes along their routes. New Los Aneeles-ChlcaBro Record. CHICAGO, March 29. From Los Ange les. Cal., to Chicago, a distance of 2,263 miles, in 58 hours and 30 minutes. Thi3 Is the record hung up by the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe tonight, when tho "Peacock Special" pulled Into the Chicago depot at 10:20 o'clock. Trains have been run faster for short distances, but never before has a train been brought from tho western coast to this city in time ap proaching that made by the special. All records for the run were beaten by nearly eight hours. Steamer Old Dominion Burning. NEW YORK, March 30. The steamer Old Dominion, owned bythe Joy Steam ship Companss plying between. New Yorx and Boston, caught fire about 3 o'clock this (Friday) morning at her pier, In East River. It is expected that the los3 wld be heavy. All the passengers had left tho boatj- and all the crew were saved.