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SENT TO THE SENATE.
Presidential dominations of Porto
Hlcun and Hawaiian Offices.
WASHINGTON. June 5. The President
today sent the following nominations to
John A. Russell, of Illinois, to be Attorney-General
of Porto Rico; Samuel C.
Bothwell. of Porto Rico, to be Marshal
of the Supreme Court of Porto Rico;
"William E. Elliott, of Indiana, to be
Commissioner of the Interior. Porto Rico.
W. F. Frear. of Hawaii, to be Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii;
C. A. Galbralght and Antonio Perry, of
Hawaii. io be Associate Justices of the
Supreme Court of Hawaii. Judges Circuit
Courts of Hawaii A. S. Humphreys, first
Judge. First c.rcuit; R. B. SUIlman. sec
ond Judge. First circuit; John W. Ka
lum. Second circuit; W. E. Eddlngs. Third
circuit; Gilbert F. Little. Fourth circuit;
J. Hardin. Fifth circuit all of Hawaii.
William Haywood, of Honolulu, to be
Collector of Internal Revenue. District of
Brigadier-General Joseph "Wheeler, U. S.
V.. to be Brigadier-General. U. S. A.
"Walter K. Landis, to be Postmaster at
San Juan, Porto Rico.
Alaska mil Goes to McKinley.
WASHINGTON. june 5. The Senate has
adopted the roport of the conferees on the
Alaska bill, and the bill now goes to the
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San Franclaco Chinese Want
SAN FRANCISCO. June 5. The attor
neys for the Chinese Six Companies this
afternoon filed with the Clerk of the
United States Circuit Court an applica
tion for an Injunction compelling the
Board of Health of this city, to abandon
the quarantine which it has Imposed upon
the Chinatown district. The application
will be heard in open court tomorrow.
The petition is filed in the name of Jew
Ho. and recites the facts leading up to
the quarantine. It sets forth that 10,00)
persons are restrained of their liberty,
but that residents of the district other
than Chinese are not affected by the quar
antine. The petitioner denies that there
is any plague within the quarantine
quarter, or that there has been any per
son In the district afflicted with the dis
ease. Assuming that there may have
been one or two isolated cases, the peti
tioner asserts that the quarantine should
apply only to tnose Individual placet
sonable to quarantine the entire China- I
1 Inasmuch as the complaint denies the
t existence of the plague absolutely, it Is
' probable that the Health Board. In Its an-
swer. will be compelled to make some
attempt to prove the statements hereto
fore made regarding its beJef In the pres
ence of the disease in Chinatown.
A GREAT VICTORY
Heaviest Republican Vote
MAJORITIES ARE GROWING
Both Congressmen Have In--'
BIG -VOTE FOR STATE OFFICERS
State-Legislature Strongly Repabli-
caa-Retara From the Coaatiea
Incomplete, Bat Slgnlncaat.
Oregon has gone Republican by Increased
majorities. "With reports yet Incomplete,
Wolverton for Supreme Court Judge and
Bailey for Dairy and Food Commissioner
have carried the state by majorities ex
ceeding that given for the Republican
ticket two years ago, when the war spirit
was active to swell the Republican vote
to abnormal proportions. For Congress
man, Tongue In the First district already
has a plurality of 2629 votes, while In 1S9S
his entire plurality was but 2037. in the
Second district Moody's plurality of the
present incomplete returns is S200, whereas
In 189S he won by only 6557. Thees figures
show that It has been a notable Republi
can victor- Local Issues mixed In the
election of members of the Legislature,
so that the Increased Republican vote Is
not so apparent in those officers, but the
Legislature is strongly Republican. From
only one county of the state has the com
plete unofficial return been reported
Benton. For all others, including Mult
nomah, the figures are more or less In
complete. THE LEGISLATURE REPUBLICAN.
Oa Joint Ballot a Margin of Tvrenty
Elght. The following were on .Monday -elected
members of the Oregon State Legislature:
Coos and Curry TM. Dlmmick, Rep."
Crook. Klamath. Lake and "Wasco J.
N. Williamson, Rep.
Doughts D.- C Mareters, RepV
Douglas, Lane and Josephine R. A.
Multnomah F. P. Tdays. Clt; R. D. In-
man, Clt; A. C. 8mlth, Clt; J. E. Hunt,
Polk B. F. Mulkey, Rep. !
Union and "Wallowa Justus "Wade, Fus.
"Wasco T. H. Johnston. Rep.
"Washington, Multnomah and Columbia
Alex Sweek, Clt.
"Washington "W. H. "Wehrung, Fus.
"Wheeler, Gilliam, Grant, Sherman and
Wasco W. "W. Stclwer. Rep.
Yamhill. Tillamook and Lincoln W.
Tyle Smith, Rep.
Baker "W. B. Grace, Dem.
Benton R. J. Nichols, Rep.
Clackamas J. L. Kruce, Rep; John Tal
bert. Rep; Charles W. Toole, Rep.
Clatsop John Hahn, Fus, and one doubt
ful. Columbia Norman Merrill, Rep.
Coos A. H. Black, Rep.
Curry and Coos R. D. Hume, Rep.
Douglas C. Ross King, Rep; A. R.
Gilliam, Grant, Sherman, Wasco and
Wheeler George Miller. Rep; G. H. Cat
tanach. Rep: George A. Barrett, Rep.
Harney and Malheur W. T. Baker, Fus.
Jackson W. A. Carter, Rep; M. Stew
Jackson and Douglas E. D. Brlggs, Rep.
Josephine George W. Colvig, Rep.
Klamath, Lake, Crook and Wasco R.
A. Emmet t. Rep; A. D. Roberts, Rep; H.
Lane L. T. Harris, Rep; James Hem
enway. Rep; Ivan McQueen, Rep.
Linn C B. Montague, Fus; W. H. In
gram, Fus; Mark Peery, Fus.
Lincoln and Polk W. L. Wells, Rep.
Mar'on Henry Keene. Rep; J. M. Poor
man. Rep; C. D. Hartman. Rep; J. N.
Smith, Rep: L. L. Pearcr Rep.
Multnomah John Drlecoll. Clt; F. A.
Heltkemper. Cit; George W. Holcomb, Clt;
C. W. Nottingham, Clt; Otto Schumann,
Cit; J. J. Shipley, at; H. A. Smith, Cit:
M. E. Thompson, Cit; D. M. Watson, Clt;
G. M. Orton. Clt; George L. Story. Rep,
and one other Republican.
Multnomah and Clackamas A. S.
Polk George L. Hawkins, Rep.
Tillamook and Yamhill B. L. Eddy,
Umatilla and Morrow Asa B. Thomp
Umatilla L. B, Reeder, Rep: T. J. Kirk,
Union D. A. McAIlster, Dem.
Wallowa and Union Gilbert Reavis,
Washington Hubert Bernards, Fus; A.
W. Vincent. Fus; O. E. Edson, Fus.
Yr.mhill E. F. Laroeon, Rep; Clarence
The political division of the Legislature
Is. Including 12 hold-over Republican and
three hold-over Fusion Senators:
Reps, or Cit.
Senate 20 10
House 3S 21
Joint ballot f3 31
Republican majority 27
SECOITO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
VotelnlSSS Vote in 1900
Moody, son. Moody. Smith.
Baker 1.008 L216 .... 150
Clatsop 1.662 757 647 ....
Columbia .... H3 Kl 00 ....
Crook 642 421 300
Gilliam 493 3S2 JZTL 220
Grant SOS 668 792 250
Harney 31S 391 .... ....
Malheur 392 4S2
Morrow 4S1 466 107 ....
Multnomah .. 9,236 5,065 8.556 3,693
Sherman 4S5 241 rS8 240
Umatilla 1.758 1.421 1.636 L0S6
Union 1.439 1,342 L393 L0
WaL'ows, 448 402 ioo
"Wasco L410 S3 1.500 50i
Totals .2L291 14.634
Note-. None of the counties give com
plete returns. In all cases where figures
appear In only one of the two columns for
1900, they represent plurality only.
Umatilla Coanty Complete.
PENDLETON. Or.. June 5. Republican
state and Congressional tickets of Uma
tilla. County received 360 to 550 majority,
part of the Republican ticket 150 to 400
and part of Democratic county ticket 175
to SS9 majority. Blakeley, Dem. for Sher
iff, received a majority of SS9; Maloney,
Tem for Recorder, 579. The woman's suf
frage amendment, like the other four
amendments, was neglected by voters gen
erally, but of the votes cast the major
ity was adverse. Thomson, Rep, for Joint
Representative for Umatilla and Morrow
Counties. Kirk and Reeder, Rep, for Rep
resentative, and Ellis, Rep. for Circuit
Judge for Umatilla and Morrow Coun
ties, are elected; also Halley. Dem, for
District Attorney. The totala for all can
For Congress Moody, Rep. 16S5: Smith,
Dem, 1096; majority for Moody, 543.
For Supremo Judge Greene. Dem, 1398;
Woh'erton. Rep, 1754; majority for Wol
Dairy and Food Commissioner Bailey,
Rep, 1401; Schulmerich. Dem, 1042; major
District Attorney Halley. Dem, 1524;
Fee, Rep, 1481; majority, 43.
Circuit Judge Ellis, Rep, 1680; SUIlman,
xem. J566; majority for Ellis, 114.
Joint Representative for Umatilla and
Morrow Counties Thomson, Rep, 1740;
Woolery. Dem, 1300; majority. 440.
Representative Chastaln, Dem, 14S0;
O'Brien, Dem, 1278: Kirk, Rep, 1641; Reed
er. Rep, 1627; majority. Kirk 160. Reeder
County Judge Bean, Rep. 1483: Hart
man, Dem. 1693; majority. 210. Sheriff
Blakeley, Dem. 2168; Peringer. Rep, 1312;
majority. S56. County Clerk Chamberlain,
Dem. 1757; Livermore, Rep, 1579; majority,
17S: County Recorder Ingram. Rep. 1481;
Maloney. Dem. 2004: majority, 583. Treas
urerKern, Ind, S51; Peebler. Dem, 1277;
Yates, Rep, 1242; plurality, 8. Assessor
Buzan, Rep. 1755; Hall. Dem. 1539; major
ity, 216. School Superintendent Nowlln.
Rep. 1914; Watts. Dem. 1501: majority, 413.
Surveyor Berkely, Rep, 1601: Maccomber,
Dem. 1669: majority, 68. Coroner Cole,
1722; Campbell. Xem, 1237; majority, 435.
Commissioner Page, Dem, 1413; Walker.
Rep, 1610; majority, 1.
UNION, Or.. June 5. The unofficial
count from 23 precincts out of 27 in Union
County tonight gives: For Congressman
Butler, Pro. 123; Moody, Rep. 1393; Sim
mons, Ind.-Dem. 261: Smith. Fus. 1440.
For Supreme Judge Bright, Pro. 191;
Greene, Dem. 1491; Wolverton. Rep. 1499.
Dairy and Food Commissioner Bailey,
Rep. 1276; Kenady, Pro. 143; Schulmerich.
Joint Senator Church, Rep. 1563: Wade,
Dem. 1754. Joint Representative Holmes,
Rep. 1566: Reavis, Dem.. 1631. Representa
tives Dobler, Rep. 1384; McAlister, Dem.
1509; Necsley, Pop. 415. Suffrage amend
ment not reported.
LA GRANDE, Or., June 5. The reports
from the various precincts In Union Coun
ty are not all In, but there are enough to
Insure a very general Republican defeat.
Wolverton, Rep., for Supreme Judge, and
Bailey, Rep., for Food and Dairy Commis
sioner, have slight "majorities. Moody,
Rep., wil have 50 votes les than Smith,
Fus.. for Congress. Cochran, Rep., for
District Attorney, .Is balrd.efeated
iiue, r us., is nneau i unurcn. iep., xor
;.JoJnt Senator by 300 votes, and Reavis,
Dem., is ahead of Holmes, Rep., for Joint
Representative by SCO. McAIlster.. Fus.,
wing over Dobler. Rep., for Representa
tive, by a small majority. The county of
ficers are about half Republicans and half
THE DALLES, Or., June 5. The vote
of Wasco County, with the exception, of
one small precinct, shows the 'following
For Supreme Judge Wolyerton, Rep,
1251; Greene, Dem. 758; Bright, Pro, 141.
For Dairy and Food Commissioner
Bailey, Rep, 10S5; Schulmerich. Dem, 599;
Kenady, Pro, 97.
For Congressmen Moody. Rep, 1590;
Smith, Dem, 504; Butler, Pro, 167. Mr.
Moody's plurality In Wasco County two
years ago was 551. This year It is double.
Fee Senator Ninth District Bennett,
Dem, received 1330; Williamson, Rep, 1226.
Senator Twentieth District Johnson,
Rep, 1347; Dufur, Dem, 1205. Senator
Twenty-first District Stelwer, Rep, 1329;
Cozad. Dem, SSL For Representatives
Twenty-first District the three Republi
can nominees have an average majority
of 365. For Joint Representatives Twen
ty-eighth District the three Republican
nominees have an average majority of 374.
Mr. Williamson's vote in this countv is t
a remarkable one, as this is Judge Ben-!
nott'e home. He learns from the halnnrn
of the district that his deficiency of 104 In
this county will be more than made up.
The Republicans claim a clear majority
for all nine Legislators.
ARLINGTON, June 5. Complete returns
from all the precincts in this county as
to county officers show that the Republi
cans have elcted the Clerk, Assessor and
the Sheriff, Treasurer. Surveyor. Commls- Democrats. Populists and StlverRepubll
sloner and "School Superintendent. I cans Joined hands, as in 1896. The effort
Complete returns for state and district I 'sra8 t0 snriV' the country that the Republl
offlcers have been received from all but I cans' P1Ic,es & achievements have no
three precincts, as follows: Congressman ho,d uPon the 17e3t' and to forecast In this
Moody. Rep. 271; Smith. Fus. 220. Food i
Dairy Commissioner Bailey, Rep,
Schulmerich. Fus. 272. Supreme
Judge Wolverton, Rep, 2S1; Greene, Dem,
The Democratic candidates for the Leg
islature and District Attorney have car
ried the county. S. A. D. GURLEY,
Chairman Republican County Commit
tee. Grant County.
CANYON CITY, Or., June J. - Grant
County Is safely Republican. For Con
gress, Moody. Rep. 792, Butler, Pro, 32,
i 'nT ' ' amiul- us '
District Attorney. Ninth District-King,
Fus, 631. Miller. Rep, E92; Joint Senator,
-ozara. uem, ,a, aaeiwer. tep, 716; Rep-
resentatlve. Barrett. Rep, 448. Catanach,
Rep, 725. Miller, Rep, 753, Coon, Fus. 520.
awra. ru3 . sener. tis. 4,5.
Wolverton s majority Is at least 200. Moody
runs ahead of his ticket at least 150 in
the county. The Democratic candidates
for Sheriff. County School Superintendent
and Assessor are elected by small major-
Ities. R. R. McHoley. Rep., for County
Clerk, was re-elected by 375 majority.
W. a THOMPSON.
Chairman Republican Committee.
ASTORIA. June 5. Additional election
returns received today do not materially
change the result as stated last night.
The ballots have been received from every
precinct In the county, but in four of
them the judges neglected to prepare dup-
Hpflte lists of the vote cast, and no fliri.
can be obtained until after the official j BUmM 8.ha11 be ePended r repairs, ln
count, which will be made tomorrow or . Bt"d ot Improvements.
Thursday. In the precincts yet to be t The cnferees OIJ ,the b u have agreed
heard from there were 149 registration- ' 5 retam th? Provision for Alaska light-Twenty-two
precincts out of a total of ! housesA1:S iJL the, aPProPrIation
23 give Moody. Rep. for Congressman a t nSa00 . ;T' whIch wIU prob
plurality of 647. For Justice of the Su- I ab.ly rariT ,Pe bF a a o con
preme Court, Wolverton. Rep. gets a plur- taJns ,a Provision that hereafter all lieu
allty of 620. For rood Commissioner, the
plurality of Bailey, Rep, Is 412. The ma-
.- (Coccluded on Fifth Pace.)
How the East Received the
News From Oregon.
FIRST OF REPUBLICAN VICTORIES
Rezmbllcaas of Beth Houses ef Coa-
and the Administration
WASHINGTON, June fL The Republi
cans in both houses and the Administra
tion are rejoicing tonight at the signal
victory won for the party in Oregon. The
and are trying to gather some comfort
HOX. THOMAS H. TOXGUE,
qulcJLttie,jCfsuUjn Multnomah County,
.where it appears the Republican Legis
lative ticket was not successful. But
when the circumstances are explained,
they see little hope, as the great ma
jority for Moody and Tongue, and the
fact that the state outside of Multnomah
County. Is overwhelmingly Republican,
means that the Republican Administra
tion, expansion and the gold standard
This briefly summarizes the expression
of many Republican Senators and Repre
sentatives who have discussed the mat
ter today. Senator Foraker even took
occasion to call attention In his speech
on Pettlgrew, to the great Oregon vic
tory. It is believed by all Republicans
to be the keynote of the coming cam
paign, and that it insures beyond all
question Republican success all over the
The Oregon Representatives have been
congratulated upon the result, as they are
the first Republicans to be elected, and
It is believed that the West will follow the
voice of Oregon, and elect Republicani
Press Comment on the Election.
The Washington Star, Independent,
"Republican success in Oregon, though
expected, will hearten the Administration
and Its friends to a considerable degree.
In the first place, the battle was fought
on National issues. It was - the gold
standard against free silver.
It was ex-
nanslon as an accomplished lact, wnn
all tha obligations that go with it, against
the policy of surrender and retreat but
slightly dlsguisert unaer a sounaing pro
test against Imperialism. It was prosper-
t30Rity, so patent that all had felt it and
Ben It, against tne ecnoes or. calamity oi
four yrars ago. In a word, It was the
St- Louis platform brought up to date
against the Chicago platform brought up
to date. In the second place, the Brjan-
ltes fought under the banner of Fusion,
s"116 r,esun wnw migni oe expecieu in
November from a similar "co-operation on
a National scale. It was not denied that
slnKle-handed the Democrats would be
powerless. It was conceded that the Pop
ulists were not as strong as formerly, but
It was' stoutly maintained that It was
still, possible for Fusion to carry the 4ay,
as against an explicit Indorsement of the
Administration such as the Republicans
had written. Nor should It be forgotten
that Mr. Bryan visited the state in per
son "and made a number of speeches. As
an entertainer, Mr. Bryan ranks high; as
vote-catcher he is by no means so ef-
"But While Oregon Is a heartener for the
Republlcans.-the result there should not
fln them with too great confidence for
November. There is a battle ahead which
promises to call for all the men they
can muster and all the union of effort they
, can produce. The material Interests of
Oregon, as a Pacific Slope State, are so
, identified with the Republican policy of
expansion, commercial and territorial, in
, the Pacific that no other result of the
, election coud reasonably have been an.
tlcipated. To every state of the Pacific
Coast trade expansion in that ocean, fos
tered by the Republican policy, means
great and steadily Increasing prosperity,
the beginning of which all enjoy. Natur
ally, the Coast will not vote against local
Money for the Colombia.
The appropriation of $250,000 for the
mouth of the Columbia remains In the
Knar7 "vh am, oui ine provision nas
I Vstf11 amended to prescribe specifically that
r,undry civil bill, but the provision has
Zr . "il reservations
shall be made of surveyed lands only.
provision will carry.
Representative Tongue has secured the
establishment of rural free delivery at
Dayton, Or., to begin June 11.
THE FILIPINO WAR.
General Mascardo Is Aaxlons to Sar
render. MANILA. June 5. Forty rifles with ar
tillery and a considerable quantity of
ammunition have been captured by the
Americans In the mountains back of Dun
alualhan. Three Filipinos were also
American scouts have destroyed the
camp of General Mascardo. The natives
report that Mascardo, with 200 men and
500 rifles, will surrender If given assur
ances that they will not be imprisoned.
Yesterday while scouting in tha vicinity
of Santo Tomas, Province of Neuva Eclja,
two Americans were wounded.
An investigation Into the burning of
Canaba has been ordered. It Is alleged
to have been done by drunken sailors.
Several local commercial houses recent-
ly received anonymous warnings that the
Intended to kill the white officials when-
RE - ELECTED CONGRESSMAN.
ever a favorable opportunity arose. Con-J
sequently the steamers are now running
with armed European guards.
The members of the Civil Commission
are now selecting offices and places of
Major Johnson, with two companies of
the Twenty-ninth Infantry and 25 men of,
the Eighteenth Infantry, sailed from Kom
blon to the neighboring island of Tablas,
where they disembarked simultaneously
in four columns, converging upon a central
point. The Americans encountered about
60 rebels, who retreated, and they cap
tured 40. including all the officers, to
gether with 10,000 rounds of ammunition
and 24 rifles. Forty men of the Twenty
ninth Regiment, with a Lieutenant, were
left as a garison, the others returning to
left as a garrison, the others returning to
Company E. of the Thirty-fifth Regi
ment, and Company G, of the Fortieth
Regiment, encountered 50 insurgents be
hind stone trenches in the high mountains
near Norzagaray, province of Bulucan.
There was persistent fighting, and seven
Americans were wounded. Finally. Com
pany G. by a flanking movement, carried"
the trenches. Trumpeter Speaker, of Com
pany G. has been commended for "deter
mined bravery" by General Funston.
Troop G, of the Fortieth Cavalry, Com
pany G, of the Thirty-fourth Regiment,
and Company A. of the Twenty-second
Regiment, are pursuing the captors of
Charles D. Roberts, who was taken by
the Filipinos while scouting near San
Miguel do Mayumo, May 2. It Is reported
that the Filipinos have separated among
the trackless forests.
NEGOTIATIONS ARE OFF.
Settlement of the St. Louis Strike Is
Sot In Sight.
ST. LOUIS, June 5. Negotiations be
tween the strikers and the St. Louis Tran
sit Company, looking to a settlement of
the strike, are off for the present, and
probably will not be resumed until the
strikers agree not to demand the dis
charge of the men now In the employ of
the company in order that they may re
gain the positions they gave up when the
strike was declared.
Two men were set upon and brutally
beaten by a crowd this afternoon be
cause they rode on a Transit Company
A committee of 50 prominent business
men sent a communication to Governor
Stephens asking him to order out the
militia to restore order in St. Louis.
A special car carrying a posoe of 54 men
ran over explosives today. The car was
lifted three feet in the air, the floor blown
up and the roof damaged. Two of the
occupants were Injured. A crowd of 3000
people who quickly gathered at the scene
began hooting the deputies and throwing
stones, when somebody began firing a re
volver, rne deputies fired a volley In the
air and charged the mob, who quickly dls-
peraed. So far as known, nobody was
PLAGUE IN HAWAII.
Report of Another Case at Hono-
HONOLULU. May 29. via San Francis
co, June 5. Thete have been rumors of
the reappearance of the plague, which
are denied by the health authorities.
Alexander Chrishold. a native of Nova
Scotia, died on May 25. after suffering
for six days from what was said to be ma
laria. An autopsy revealed swollen glands,
and his funeral was interrupted by the
health officers, who cremated the body.
Two more quarantine stations will be es
tablished at HUo and Kahului.
Arrangements are being made by the
citizens for the grand celebration of Terri
VisahlUty of calling a special session of
tne Legislature to meet prior to the regu
Otis' domination Confirmed.
WASHINGTON. June 5. The Senate to
day confirmed the nomination of Brigadier-General
Elwell S. Otis. United States
i Army to be Major-General.
Boers Give Up Without a
ROBERTS READY TO FIGHT
Civilians Came Out With a
Flag of Truce.
BOTHA HAS PROBABLY ESCAPED
Irish Battalion of Imperial Teomaa
ry Captared by Dntch. Near Liad-
ley Meihuea "Was Toa Late.
LONDON, June 6, 11-07 P. M. The Wa?
Office has received the following from
"Pretoria, June 5, 12:55 P. M. Just be
fore dark yesterday the enemy were b'aten
back from nearly all the positions tney
had been holding, and Ian Hnml.ton s
mounted infantry followed them to witnm.
2000 yards of Pretoria, through which they
retreated hastily. De Lisle then sent an
officer with a flag of truce into the town
demanding Its surrender In my name.
"Shortly before midnight I was awak
ened by two otnclals of the South Afri
can Republic, Sandberg, Minister to Com
mandant Botha, and a general officer ot
the Boer army, whs brought me a litter
from Botha, proposing an armistice for tha
purpose of settling the terms of surrender.
I replied that I would gladly meet the
Commandant-General the next morning,
but that 1 was not prepared to discuss
any terms, as the surrender of the tewn
must be unconditional. I asked for a re
ply by daybreak, as I had ordered tne
troops to march on the town as soon as
It was iigm.
"In bis reply, Botha told me he had de
cided not to defend Pretoria, and he trust
ed the women, children and property
would be protected.
"At 1 A. M. today, while In line of
march, 1 was met by three of the p)"
clpal officials with & flag of truce, sta
their wish to surrender the town. It
arranged that Pretoria should be t
possession of by iter Majesty's troops .
o'clock; this afternoon.
"Mrs. Botha, and Mrs. Kruger are boi
ln'PretOTTar 13ome of- the British prison-
era have been taken away, but the ma
jority are still at Waterval. Over 1C0 ot
the officers are In Pretoria. The few I
have seen are looking well."
BOERS MADE A. CAPTURE.
Irish Battalion of Imperial Yeo
manry Surrendered Near Lindley.
LONDON, June 5. midnight. Lord Rob
erts reports to the War Office that tha
Thirteenth Battalion of the Imperial Yeo
manry (Irish) was "overwhelmed by tha
Boers at Lindley." Lord Methuen mada
a "magnificent march to their rescue,"
but was too late. Following is the txt
of the dispatch from. Lord Roberts an
nouncing the disaster:
"Pretoria Station, June 5, 12:55 P. M. I
regret to report thai the Thirteenth Im
perial Yeomanry had to surrender to a
superior force of the enemy on May 3L,
near Lindley. On receiving Information
of the battalion being attacked, I ordered
Methuen to proceed with all speed to Its
assistance. Methuen was then on tha
march, on the Hellbron side of Kroonstad.
and half an hour after the receipt of my
telegram on June 1 he started off. By 10
A. M. of the following day he had marched
44 miles In 25 hours, but he was too lata
to rescue Colonel Sprage's Yeomanry. Me
thuen attacked the Boers, who were be
tween 2000 and 3000 strong, and after a
running fight of five hours, completely
routed the enemy.
"It is a very regrettable circumstance,
but I trust It will not be very long before
the Irish Yeomanry are released from
REJOICING IN EXGL'A'HD.
Stwi of the Yeomanry Disastcz
Came Too Late to Mar It.
LONDON, June 6. 4:40 A. M. Queen Vic
toria, surrounded by the Duke and Duch
ess of York, Princess Christian, Princess
Victoria and many other notables of her
court, drank to the health of Lord Rob
erts and the army, at Balmoral last even
ing. A bonfire, lighted at Her Majesty's
command, blazed on Cralggown Mountain,
Illuminating the country for miles around.
The nation joins in the toast, glorifying
Lord Roberts and) turbnlently rejoicing in.
The dispatches of Lord Roberts, telling
of the incidents before the surrendering
of the capital by three civilians, standi
alone, as the correspondents with him,
have not had their turn at the wires.
Lord Robertsf postscript, announcing tha
loss of the Yeomanry Battalion, came too
late for the public to know it last even-
i lnS- Tne newspaper commentators con-
sider the Incident deplorable, but as hav
ing no weight to speak of in the results.
The battalion numbered between 400 and
General Botha ana most of his men got
away from Pretoria. This is inferred
from Lord Roberts' message, but the pre
sumption Is that the Boer Commandant
General cannot escape the British dispo
sitions without a fight.
Operations elsewhere seem to have
dwindled to nothing. General Baden-
powen joined General Hunter Sunday at
LIchtenberg. Sir Redvere Buller has not
Bennett Burleigh, wiring from Johan
nesburg, saya President Kruger took;
2,000,000 in cash to Mlddelburg. Mr. Bur-,
lelgh and Guy H. Scull, an American cor
respondent, entered Johannesburg the
night before Lord Roberts occupied ths
city, and made a tour of It unmolested by,
the armed burghera
Moors Threaten the French.
LONDON, June 5. Sp2clal dispatches re.
celved this evening from Algiers porray
a serious situation. Thousands of Moort
are massing at Fulglg and In the neigh
borhood, preparing for a determined at.
tack upon the advance posts of tin
French. The French columns have Joined
hands at Zoubla, but the men suffer ter
ribly from heat and thirst, and hundreds
of camels died. The French are prepaid
Ing entrenchments, and are confident oj
their ability to repel an attack and even
to take the offensive against Fulgig ji