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    VOL. XIX. NO. 9. PORTLAND. OKEGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1900. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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CENSOR IS AT WORK
No News Leaks Out From the
Seat of War.
)BERT5 AWAITING DEVELOPMENTS
British Officials Uneay Over the At
titude of the American Congress
Mafeking Not Relieved.
LONDON, March 4. 4:10 A. M. It Is evi
dent that a strict censorship is being ex
ercised over the news at the seat of war,
as the night has not added anything to
the scanty dispatches received during the
day, most of which referred to matters
preceding the recent stirring events.
The "War Office intimated at midnight that
there Is no prospect of news until some
thing definite shall have been done. This
Is quite in keeping with the complete
silence which Lord Roberts has hitherto
observed while his plans were in progress
of accomplishment, and until he is in
actual grip with the Boers, it is probable
at the public will hear little or nothing
Tils doings.
ITITUDE OP AMERICAN CONGRESS.
-TV Phase In the British "War Sitraa
tion.
LONDON. March 3. With thJ
of the British arms, the2boa2
inental InterferaMttJfbastlMMktl
LCw
Jusion. and nraTJwW4lSJore!
and to AmericSSgSlnterestlngrphaseJ
comes over theVascliating web of Inter- I
national relations as portrayed through
the press. This consists of suppositions
regarding the attitude of the American
Congress toward Great Britain, the pos
sibility of its recommending Intervention,
-otlng sympathy with the Boers, refusing
ratify the Nicaragua treaty, and, last
v, but chiefly, refusing to consider the
anadian contentions in a spirit of friend
ess. The great public interest in all this is
nainly the result of many special cable
ispatches from English correspondents,
atlng that the Administration, being se
rely attacked for alleged friendliness
iward Great Britain, and in view of the
omlng election, might be forced to make
mie sort of anti-British demonstration In
-der to offset such accusations as that of
nning an alliance.
To cap this climax comes a strenuous
jpeal In the Times today that Lord
.uncefote, the British Ambassador at
.ashlngton, should be retained, at any
ate until the election is over.
Inquiries made by the Associated Press
reveal the fact that the government's
ttltude. which is the only one worth any-
ling at present, must be considered from
vo points of view that of the Foreign
jfflce and that of the Colonial Office.
between these thereJsa-creat-culiL .dally
w!deningf3wt-to-mch personally be-
veen Lord Salisbury and Joseph Cham
bcrialn. the Secretary of State for the 1
Colonies, as between their departments.
For weeks the friction has been growing,
until the Colonial Office Is almost at log
gerheads, not only with the Foreign Of
fice, but with almost every other de
partment. To such an extent has this
goiw that any minor detail of business
submitted to the Colonial Office by out
siders, but requiring the sanction, say, of
the War Office, is almost certain to fall
to go through, owing to Mr. Chamber
lain's unwillingness to co-operate with
.other heads.
It is the Foreign Office and the Colonial
Office which may be said to be chiefly
concerned in the relations with the United
States. The former meets all the situa
tions broadly, as It would ln dealing with
any Continental power. The latter looks
at all United States matters through the
eye of Canada. Hence between the two
departments there are differences of opln
' and sometimes friction.
itegarding Lord Salisbury's point of
lew, the Associated Press Is able to say
that he Is averse to any form of Anglo
American alliance, -believing that the Con
stitution of the United States Is unsulted
to such a bond. To use the words of one
who Is m the closest confidence of the
Premier, the "politics of the United States
-ve such an influence on foreign policy
1 render the duration of supreme power
uncertain that any alliance would kill
-elf quicker than any one could kill It,"
- 'eels under no obligations to foster
ngllsh sentiment ln the United
s. In fact, for the most part he re-
s ln profound Ignorance as to the
1 of American public opinion. His
v, as represented by the speaker Just
jo&, is to treat fairly and squarely,
thout embroiling himself with any ex-
ineous matters, nor does he desire to
criflce the good of the whole empire for
e sake of Canada alone. In the case of
ijori Pauncefote, Lord Salisbury has
aken no steps, and at present deos not
-ontemplate doing anything to prevent
jord Pauncefote from retiring April 1,
i accordance with the age limit of the
diplomatic service.
But while Lord Salisbury and the For
eign Office confine themselves to the broad
Issues at stake, and marvel at the ac--unts
attributing to them a desire to form
American alliance, the Colonial Office
,les Itself with minute considerations,
1 apparently conforms Its opinions and
Ions to meeting, in behalf of Canada,
political feeling in the United States
cabled by the English correspondents,
us, Mr. Chamberlain several times has
tested against projected agreements
..h the United States, and has sometimes
evalled. At present there pervades the
olonlal Office an overwhelming dread of
merlcan complications, Fenian raids into
Canada and what not, while there are
opes of getting the Alaskan and other
Jsputes settled. The low ebb of this
'eling Is not shared ln the slightest by
ae Foreign Office. Mr. Chamberlain also
xhlbits almost painful anxiety to keep ln
ouch with the party In power ln Canada,
-3 latest Instance of which Is ln his
ble to the Australian governments ask
rg If they could raise 2500 troops. As
llished here the report said "ln .the
nt of the Imperial troops being needed
e,sewhere," and several papers Interpreted
this to mean that the government feared
un pean hostility. But It Is learned that
Mr. Chamberlain merely asked for troops,
neither mentioning nor contemplating any
such contingency as conveyed "by the er
roneously reported addition to the request.
;t was originally Intended that these
troops should come from Canada, perhaps
augmented by many Britishers from the
United States, who by letters to the Con
suls, the War Office and others had vol
unteered, and with these form a body of
6000 rough riders for service ln South
frica under General Sir Frederick Car-
jton, However, swayed by the differ-
es in the Canadian Parliament and
reported dislnrlinatlon of the Canadian
emler. Sir Wilfrid Laurler, to come out
dly in favor of sending more troops. Mr.
hamberlain has left Canada out ln the
Id and has asked Australia to furnish
le men.
Another curious view, which seems to be
aken by the Colonial Office and the
writers of the press In close touch with
that department, is that since Canada has
split blood for the cause of Great Brit
ain, Canada's various contentions with the
United States must be considered as trans
cendental. In other words, the considera
tions which formerly Influenced Lord Sal
isbury In dealing with Canadian-American
matters must now be sacrificed.
Montreal Fairly Quiet.
MONTREAL, March 3. Things are fair
ly quiet today, but struggles are taking
place In different parts of the town. The
Immense Union Jack which the Star has
hoisted to take the place of the one de
stroyed by the French-Canadians last
night was the cause of some trouble, be
cause a French-Canadian Insulted It this
morning and an Englishman knocked him
down. There was a general row, and one
man was arrested.
It was feared that there would be a
renewal of the students demonstration to
night, and the police and military were
kept In readiness to quell any disturbance,
but the night passed without any serious
trouble.
Repairing the Kimberlcy Railroad.
CAPE TOWN, March 3. The railroad Is
not repaired northward from Kimberley
to Rlverton. The engineers are pushing
the work rapidly.
The Boer prisoners captured at Paarde
berg total up 4GG0 men. About 3000 of them
are on their way here. The pressure on
the rolling stock Is enormous.
Sir William McCormack, president of
the Royal College of Surgeons, who has
been acting as volunteer surgeon with
the volunteer army in South Africa, sailed
for England today.
Bailer to the Queen.
NDON, March 3. The Queen today
r8vBtbe following dispatch from Gen-
XTfeeltrftMMfnuch appreciate your Maj-
Fr,JWilram Your Majesty can
notkyliUwftmuchyour sympathy has
uciiscu. w rmayua iriiKrw. r.
HflMI!
No Neyva of MafeTcintdstfRelief.
LONDON. March 4. A soeclS. dlsDatch
from Brussels announces that DfUeyds
authorizes an absolute denial of the, re
port that he had received news that Mafc-
klng had been relieved.
REPUBLICAN LEAGUE.
Call for the National Convention
Issued Yesterday.
CHICAGO, March3-The following offi
cial call for the meeting of the National
.ttepuDiican xeague was issued toaay: i
in accordance with a resolution of the
executive commmce, me xsin convention
of the National Republican League to
hereby called to meet In the City of St.
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nmiL A n.AJ Aifir
. ni if- ?mw li, fJhi '
Paul, Tuesday,
gate shall be
nate delegates will be entitled to seats in
the convention hall with their respective
delegations. The president and secretary
of state and territorial leagues are the
proper officials to sign and certify to the
credentials of the delegates from their re
spective leagues. All delegates should be
provided wJth .such credentials.
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..O UU0W.t.S VUUiC UIC VU1.V1..1UUU IliU I
manent and special committees, considera- I
Hrtn rt OTnAntnante in fVia nAnntttntMn
consideration of a financial policy for the
maintenance of the nat'onal organization I
election of officers namlnr time and i
place for the next national convention, or
reference of same to committee, and tho
consideration of any matters which may
relate to national or state league or
ganizations for the good of the Republi
can parly.
" "GEORGE STONE, President.
"D. H. STINE, Secretary."
THE KENTUCKY CONTESTS.
Canen of the Rival Clnimantd Arprued
and Taken Under Advisement.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 3. After
hearing argument by ex-Governor Brad
ley, for the Republicans, and Zach Phelps,
for the Democrats, Judge Fields, In the
Circuit Court, this afternoon took under
advisement the cases to determine the
right of the rival claimants to the offices
of Governor and Lieutenant-Governor. An
opinion Is not expected for several days.
When It Is announced an appeal will be
taken to tho State Court of Appeals,
which the Democrats claim has final juris
diction. The Republicans, however, will
try to bring the case before the United
States Supreme Court if the decision is
against them.
Shipping Guns to London.
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 3. The
shipment of guns and ammunition to
London, Ky., Is said by the Republican
state officials to be only for the purpose
of equipping state guard companies In
that section, and they pronounce as silly
the stories that Governor Taylor and
other state officials are preparing to set
up a government there ln the event tho
courts decide against them. Governor
Taylor says there is no truth ln such
reports.
For Arrest of Goebel's Mnrdercr.
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 3. The Dem
ocratic Senate today passed the bill for
the appointment of a committee to hunt
down the person or persons who assas
sinated Governor Goebel and appropriat
ing $100,000 to carry on the work. The bill
had previously passed the Houge, and now
goes to Governor Beckham for approval.
The Republican Senate, sitting In the
same hall, took no part ln the proceed
ings. FUSION IN KANSAS.
Populists, Democrats and Silver
Republicans Reach An Agreement.
TOPEKA. Kan., March 3. The Stato
Central Committee of the Populist, Dem
ocratic and Silver-Republican organlza.
tions were In secret session here tonight
until a late hour in an endeavor to agree
upon termB under which a complete
union of the three parties may be formed
for the coming state and national cam
paign. Shortly before midnight it was agreed
that the Populists are to have the Gov
ernor, Lieutenant-Governor, Auditor, At
torney - General, State Superintendent.
Congressman-at-Large and one Judge of
the Court of Visitation. The Democrats
are to have Associate Justice, Secretary
of State, Treasurer, Solicitor and one
Judge of the Court of Visitation. The
Silver Republicans are to have Insurance
Superintendent and one Judge of tho
Court of Visitation. The electoral ticket
Is to be divided between the Democrats
and Populists equally.
Bryan's Stay in Texas.
GALVESTON. Tex.. March 3. William
J. Bryan rested quietly here today. A
few intimate friends called during the
morning. Mr. Bryan will leave here to
morrow night for Austin, where ho will
remain two weeks. He will then go to
Nebraska to be present at the state con
vention March 12.
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An Indian Tragedy.
COVETO, Cal., March 3. William
Henry, a half-breed Indian, today shot
and killed Nettle Smith, a young Indian
woman, and then killed himself. Jeal
ousy was the cause.
FAITH IN THE NATION
Capacity of the Government to
Solve Problems Before It.
M'KINLEVS SPEECH IN NEW YORK
Imperialism Not a. Part of the Pro
gramme No Interference in
Foreign Affairs.
NEW YORK. March 3. The Ohio So
ciety, of New York, held Its 14th annual
dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria today.
President McKInley was the guest of hon
or. More than 400 covers were laid. Be
fore the banquet President McKInley held
a reception and shooK hands with the
members of the society and guests.
Among those at the President's table
were: Governor Roosevelt, Governor
Nash, ex-Governor Morton, Mr. Bliss.
Senator Mark Hanna, Lieutenant-Governor
Woodruff, General Swayne, Genera'
Corbln, H. Clay Evans, General Thomas
H. Hubbard, John Barrett, T. G. Bergen
and Julian T. Davles.
The list of speakers on the programme
was: President McKInley. -Governor Nash,
of Ohio; Solicitor-General of the United
States John A. Richards; Lieutenant-Governor
Woodruff and James H. Hoyt. There
were no fixed toasts, the speakers having
subjects allotted to them, as they were
called upon.
Governor Roosevelt was late in arriv
ing at the dinner, and was loudly cheered
as he came in at S:30.
At 9 o'clock, Mrs. McKInley, wife of
the President, accompanied by Mrs. Ab
ner McKInley and Dr. Rlxey, of Wash
ington, took scats In one of the boxes.
Mrs. McKInley was loudly applauded and
she bowed, the applause being renewed.
All the galleries were filled with ladles,
many calling on the President's wife.
It was 10:30 o'clock when Mr. Southard,
jrfc51dent of the society. Introduced Mr.
t5fcK3!?.vWhen Mr. Southard mentioned
the President's name there was great
cheering. Governor Roosevelt leading.
Three cheers were given when Mrs. Mc-
Vlnliv'c Tinmn wne Tnnt!nnrt. the cruests
rising. Mrs. McKInley arose and bowed, j
The toast, "The President," was orunK
standing.
The President's Speech.
President McKInley then arose, amid
tremendous applause. In the course of
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' U.?p? Jia,
It has been some years since I was !
your guest. Much has happened In the
meantime. We have had our blessings
and our burdens, and still have both. We
will soon have legislative assurance of
the continuance of the gold standard, with
which we measure our exchange, and wo
have the open door in the far East,
through which to market our products.
We are neither in alliance nor antagonism
nor entanglements with any foreign power?-'
but on terms of-nmlty and cordiality 'with J
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ail. Wfc ouy irom an oi iiiem aim sen iu
a!1 a?d ourt les ccced "l
purchases ln the past two years by over
51.000.000.000. Markets have been increased
and mortgages have been ' reduced. In-
terest has fallen and wages have ad-
vanced. The public debt
The country is well to do.
the most part are happy and contented.
They have good times and are on good
terms with the nations of the world.
"There are unfortunately those among
us, few In number I am sure, who seem
to thrive best under bad times and who,
when good times overtake them, in the
United States, feel constrained to put
us on bad terms with the rest of mankind.
With them I can have no sympathy. I
would rather give expression to what I
believe to be the nobler and almost uni
versal sentiment of my countrymen n
the wish not only for cur peace and pros
perity, but for the peace and prosperity
of all the nations and peoples of the
earth.
"After thirty-three years of unbroken
i peace came an unavoidable war. Happily
the conclusion was quickly reached with
out a suspicion of unworthy motive of
practice or purpose on our part and with
fadeless honor to our arms. I cannot
forget the quick response of the people
to the country's need and the quarter of
a million men who freely offered their
lives for their country's service. It was
an impressive spectacle of National
strength. It demonstrated our mighty
reserve power and taught us that large
standing armies are unnecessary when
every man Is a minute man, ready to
join the ranks for National defense.
"Out of these recent events have come
to the United States grave trials and
responsibilities. As It was the Nation's
war, so are Its results the Nation's prob
lem. Its solution rests upon us all. It
is too serious to stifle. It Is too earnest
for repose. No phrase or catch word can
cancel tho sacred obligation. No use of
epithets, no aspersion of motives by those
who differ will contribute to that sober
Judgment so essential to right conclus
ions. No political outcry can abrogate
our treaty of peace with Spain or ab
solve us from Its solemn engagements.
It Is the people's question and will be
until its determination Is written out In
their enlightened verdict. We must
choose between manly doing and base
desertion. It will never be the latter
It must be soberly settled ln justice
and good conscience and It will be. Right-
eousness which exalteth a nation must
control ln Its solution.
"No great emergency has arisen In this
Nation's history and progress which has
not been met by the sovereign peoplo
with high capacity, with ample strength
and with unflinching fidelity to every
honorable obligation. Partisanship can
hold few of us against solemn public
dutv. Wo have this so often demonstrat-
ed In the past as to mark unerringly what
It will be In the future. The National
sentiment and the Nation's conscience
were never stronger or higher than now.
There has been a reunion of the people
around the holy altar consecrated to
country, newly sanctified by common
sacrifices. The followers of Grant and
Lee have fought under the same flag and
fallen for the same faith. Party lines
have loosened and the ties of union have
been rooted In the hearts of the American
people. Polltlcad passion has altogether
subsided and patriotism glows with In
extinguishable fervor ln every home In
the land. The flag has been sustained on
distant seas and Islands by the men of
all parties and sections and creeds and
races and nationalities, and Its stars are
only those of radiant hope to the remote
peoples oer whom It floats.
"There can be no Imperialism. Those
who fear arc against it. Those who have
faith ln the Republic are against It, so
there is universal abhorrence for it and
unanimous opposition to It. The only
difference Is that those who do not agree
with us have no confidence In the virtue
or capacity or high purpose or good faith
of this free people as a civilizing agency,
while we believe that the country of free
government which the American people
have enjoyed has not rendered them faith
less and irresolute, but has fitted them
for the great task of lifting up and assist
ing to better conditions those distant
peoples who have, through the Issue of
battle, become our wards. Let us fear not.
There Is no occasion for faint hearts,
no excuse for regrets. Nations do not
grow In strength and the cause of lib
erty and law Is not advanced by the doing
of easy things. The harder the task the
greater will be the result, the benefit and
the honor. To doubt our power to accom
plish It Is to lose faith In the soundness
and strength of our popular Institutions.
The liberators will never become the op
pressors. A self-governed people will
never permit despotism In any government
which they foster and defend.
"Gentlemen, we have the new care and
cannot shift it. And breaking up the
camp of care and Isolation, let us bravely
and hopefully and soberly continue the
march of faithful service and falter not
until the work Is done. It Is not possible
that 75,000,000 of American freemen are
unable to establish liberty and justice and
good government In our new possessions.
The burden Is our opportunity. The op
portunity Is greater than the burden. May
God give us strength to bear the one and
wisdom eo to embrace the other as to
carry to our distant acquisitions the guar
antees of "life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness.' "
President McKInley read his speech. It
was greeted with applause throughout.
Hla reference to the maintenance of the
gold standard, the open door and the ab
sence of entanglements caused great ap
plause. When President McKInley sat
down the orchestra played "The Stnr
Spangled Banner," and the guests aTose
and cheered.
Governor Nash, of Ohio, referred to
Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff, of New
York, as a son of Ohio. Mr. Woodruff
was very warmly applauded when ho
arose to speak, and it was some minutes
before there was a cessation sufficient to
allow him to proceed.
Ex-Governor Campbell, of Ohio, came
in almost at the close of the banquet,
and was called upon for a speech. In
the course of the speech, Mr. Campbell,
addressing the President direct, said:
"There is one thing I want you to do,
Mr. President, and I hope you will do It,
and that Is that you will build the canal
from ocean to ocean without asking the
consent of any nation on earth."
Cnllern on the President.
President McKInley, after breakfast, re
ceived callers at the Manhattan Hotel,
where he Is staying with his wife and
party. Those who breakfasted with the
President and Mrs. McKInley were Abner
McKInley and wife, Miss Mabel McKInley
and Miss Barber, a niece of the Prest-
dent.
tVmong those who called were
Governor Nash, of Ohio, ex-Secretary of
the Interior Cornelius N. Bliss and Gen
eral Grenvllle M. Dodge, Shortly beforo
noon President McKInley went driving
with his brother, Abner.
The President received about 20 mem-
hers of the Ohio Society this afternoon.
Subsequently he shook hands cordially
with Mrs. Russell Sage and Miss Helen
Gould. He led them to Mrs. McKInley,
and the three ladies and the President
were together for some time. Others
who called on the President were Collector
BIdwell and Judge - Advocate - General
Kraus and Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff.
The Ohio Society Is the largest of the
state societies here, and for a time this
city was dominated by Ohio men,
Mayor
Strong was an. Ohloan. and net many
U ! 1 !,, 1 .
iirars uko uii wie uik uaaiy newspapers
e edited ?y s0"8, f h J? ln
eluded Whitelaw Reld, of the Tribune;
Colonel W. L. Brown, of the News; John
A. Cockerill. of tho World; Eaton S.
Drone, of the Herald, and John R. Mc-
They were: Calvin Brlce, Sam Thomas,
John Byrne; also ex-Governor Hoadley Is
regarded as one of the metropolis great
lawyers.
sroicn ox philippixb question.
"Whitelavr Rcid and Dr. Schnrmon
nt n Honton Meeting.
BOSTON. March 3. Whitelaw Reld,
member of the late Paris Peace Commis
sion, and Dr. Jacob G. Schurman, presi
dent of the first commission to the Phil
ippines, were the guests and the principal
speakers at the meeting of the Massa
chusetts Club, ln Young's Hotel, this af
ternoon. Representative Republicans and
' business and professional men to the num-
ber of o were present.
Mr. Reld spoke of the Paris treaty of
peace as an act accomplished, and that
must be lived up to. The question now Is
to deal with the territories acquired under
the treaty. He declared that the admis
sion of the mixed races of these Islands
to full rights of American citizenship is
beyond question, and that the impracti
cable demands of those who are harass
ing the Administration to abandon the
Islands must not be listened to. Mr. Reld
believes the Administration Is pursuing the
ngni course, ana tne present duty, he
said, Is to render the Government full
support.
Dr. Schurman spoke at some length
upon tho subject of "The Philippine Ques
tion From the Filipino Point of View."
and outlined In a manner similar to that
discussed ln his report the present system
of government which tho commission pro
posed ror tne islands.
MRS. STANFORD ILL.
Said
to Be Snfferlns: Prom Pneu
monia. NEW YORK, March 4. The Journal and
Advertiser says:
"Mrs. Leland Stanford Is dangerously
111 at the Fifth-Avenue Hotel. Mrs. Stan-
' ford came to this city from the West two
wceKs ago, to attend to business affairs,
I Ten days aBO Mrs- Stanford contracted a
cold while out driving, and tho next day
' 'vvas confined to her room. Physicians
viCT0 sent for and advised caution, al-
though at tho time the illness was not
thought to be serious. Mra. Stanford, in
spite of remedies, h wever, grew worse.
The fact of her illness wa3 telegraphed to
i cr fther. h California, but the daily
DUllen.s were such as to give him the
, faies' aiarm- - Stanford's condition
' Id not becrao really serious until two
days ago, when the lungs became con
gested and symptoms of pneumonia devel
oped. "As soon as these- alarming symptoms
became apparent, the physicians Instructed
the nurses and Mrs. Stanford's secretary
that no one under any circumstances
should be permitted to see the patient for
at least four days. In that time It Is
hoped to discover if the Illness has been
complicated and Is of a grave character,
ro that relatives may be summoned to the
bedside."
JUMPED THE TRACK.
Accident to n Montreal Express
Members of Parliament Injured.
TORONTO, Ont, March 3. The Montre
al Express, on the Canadian Pacific, due
here at 7:10 A. M. today, jumped the track
between Ponty Pool and Burketon and
bounded down a steep embankment, the
coaches toppling over one another as thev
reared the bottom of the Incline. The
train was moving at a rapid speed. On
board were a large number of passengers,
many being members of Parliament on
their way from Ottawa. Among the in
Injured members of Parliament are:
Lelghton McCarthy, C. E. Klopfer, James
Featherstone, L. H. McPherson and W.
McCleary.
is aecreasing. lean. oi me journal, several nnanciai esi fervor, everybody standing. "Rule
Its people for kings of Wall street were from Ohio. nrttnnnla" could not have been given
IN JOY OVER VICTORY
British Residents of Portland
Voice Their Feelings.
INTENSE ENTHUSIASM PREVAILED
Scenes of Noisy Demonstration at the
Armory England Toasted in
Speech and Song.
Tho British and Colonial residents of
Portland celebrated the recent success
of the British arms ln South Africa at a
smoker at the Armory last night, with
speeches, music, wine and songs. The
most intenso enthusiasm prevailed. A
large crowd was present, and every mem
ber of It was happy. Most of the audi
ence were English, Scottish and Colonial
residents, but quite a number of British
seamen In the port were scattered through
the hall. Everything and everybody was
wildly cheered, and every reference to
British arms or British leaders ln the
Transvaal was applauded to the echo.
There was no great amount of serious
speaking; there was little time for It, the
enthusiasm was too great. All the
speeches and the musical selections were
spontaneous, and they came from the
heart.
The Armory hall was handsomely and
profusely decorated In the national colors
of the United States and Great Britain.
The union jack was seen on every hand,
and by its side were the broad folds of
the Star-SDancIed Banner. On the stage
were seated: James Laldlaw, British
Consul; William Macmaster, president of
the British Benevolent Society, who act
ed as chairman of the meeting; Alexan
der H. Kerr, president of St. Andrew's
Society; David Henderson, chief of Cale
donian Society; Alexander Gavin, chief of
Clan Macleay, and several others. These
gentlemen were the principal speakers of
the evening.
The first feature was the national hymn
of England. "God Save the Queen." wfilch
was sung by the entire audience, stand
ing. Juhn Woods sang "Let Me Like a
Soldier Fall," and, when heartily encored,
sang with fine effect "Beautiful Isle of
the Sea." Later ln the evening A. M.
Wright sang "The Boys of the Old Brig
ade," and "Angus MacDonald."
During the speech of Consul Laldlaw,
James S. Moon, ex-plper-major of the
Forty-Second Scottish Highlanders, en
tered the hall with his bagpipes, playing
a national air, and created great enthusi
asm. When silence was somewhat re
stored Mr. Moon played "Cock of the
North." Tho Highland chief was made to
march around the hall playing his bag
pipe, followed by four young men ln Eng
lish and Scottish Infantry uniform. There
was full orchestral accompaniment to the
songs, with W. H. Kinross as leader.
Speaking was not according to any pro
gramme, for anything of the fixed or set
order would have marred the spontaneity
of Droceedincs. If the great tide of en
thusiasm demanded music. It was given,
and when quieter tones seemed In demand,
remarks were made by prominent British-
t Dorn residents and some American-born
citizens. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was
sune Dy the entire audience with the great-
more feeling a spirit that had a most
powerful effect when connected with the
royal British and American standards dis
played "behind tho speakers.
President 'Arouses Enthnslnsin.
William Macmaster, president of the
I British Benevolent Society, acted as chair
man, and gave the opening address. He
could not help but conclude, from the
vast gathering, that ln a land where pat
riotism was unquestioned, there was fer
vent devotion to Britain. British residents
had demonstrated their love of motherland
ln many ways, but the enthusiastic as
semblage was a new, stronger and more
lasting evidence.
"We have borne with Britain," said
Mr. Macmaster, "In the reverses which
she has sustained ln the early stages of
this war, and now that success crowns
her armies and that we believe the tide of
war has turned In her favor, wo consider
It our duty to meet and express our joy,
and to give our meed of praise to those
bravo soldiers whose courage and fidelity
have never been excelled by British sol
diers, who have carried their flag to vic
tory against most skilled and splendidly
armed, brave and determined foes (ap
phrase); foes who, in many a hard-fought
field, have proven themselves worthy of
our steel." (Applause.)
If the man who expressed the belief
some months past that the glory of Brit
ain had passed, and her people were sink
ing to decay, was still heard In the land,
the speaker thought he should be finding
reason for hiding his head. Mr. Mac
mastor commented on the great feat of
sending such a great force thousands of
miles from the home government, opera
tions so distant from base of supplies, and
other features of the South African
struggle, wherein tho British have been
recognized ln doing difficult work, and
everywhere he was applauded to the echo.
When ho mentioned Lord Roberts' name
there was a convulsion ln the audience.
They yelled and shouted. Then followed
Kitchener, whose name received a cordial
welcome, and Buller was given the ovation
of a victor. "Our soldiers are fighting
that our countrymen may enjoy the bles
sings of freedom In South Africa," brought
another volley that rivalled the praise for
"Little Bobs." Then came the turn of the
Canadians. Every time the valor of the
Canadian troops was even hinted at there
wero cries of "here, here," and wild ex
clamations of approval. Colonial loyalty
everywhere was an equally popular
thought, and Mr. Macmas'er took his seat
with the cries of the great audience al
most shaking the Armory roof.
Praised the Irish.
Mr. Laldlaw was the next speaker. The
mention of his name brought forth a great
shout of approval, and almost every sen
tence Mr. Laldlaw uttered was given like
approval. In the face of this spirit ol
ardor and good nature. It was almost Im
possible to keep the trend of expression.
"If there Is anything that can inspire a
man." said the speaker, "and put elo
quence Into his language, It certainly
would be such a meeting as I see here
tonight. I have never seen a more en
thusiastic one. and It is yet early. (Laugh
ter and applause.) It Is all the more pleas
ant from its spontaneity. I take It. gen
t'oment, that It Is the result of long months
of weary waiting, which we have experi
enced since British territory was Invaded,
and that now. a reaction having set in,
people can contain themselves no longer.
(Applause.) W have seen the best blood
of England and Scotland shed like water.
We have seen the Irish fighting for Great
Britain." (Applause.)
Following. Mr. Laldlaw devoted some
attention to tho statements often made
that Irish were not loyal to Great Brit
ain, and said he did not believe a word
of It. There were dissatisfied people in
every government, and the loud expres
sions from Irish, did not. In the ."peaker's
opinion, represent the true majority of
Her Majesty's subjects in Ireland. The
criticisms were of long ago. and sensible
I Irish did not dig up ghosts of the past to
fan a spirit of discontent In the present
government. He also paid warm tribute
to the Canadians especially, and the Aus
tralians and New Zealanders, each expres
sion sending back a great echo from his
hearers- While Mr. Laldlaw spoke, James
S. Moon, the ex-Piper Major of the
Forty-second Highland Black Watch, en
tered the hall with prbroch sounding a
national air. For several moments the new
arrival was swamped with cheers, and was
then escorted to the front. Then the crowd
called for Mr. Laldlaw to finish, which he
did In the same patriotic tone of his
earlier remarks.
Spoke for Canadinni.
The wild spirit of Joy engendered by
Professor Moon's "Cock o the North" and
other airs, and the march around the hall,
followed ty two Britishers, clad in the uni
form of the Oxford Blues and of the
Cherrypeckers, followed by a British sail
or, had grown almost beyond control when
Dr. Bell was Introduced to speak for the
Canadians. His words had a ring of sin
cerity and faith that seemed to evoke
from those present all the gratitude felt
for the fine work of the Royal Canadians
under Lord Roberts. He said he was
Canadiun-'born. American by adoption, but
this did not Impair his love for the parent
country. His sympathies could not be be
stowed upon the two so-called republ.es
when familiar with all the oppressions
practiced under their rule in South Africa,
and especially Boer antipathy to Anglo
Saxon people from Britain or America. On
the loyalty of Canada Dr. Bell said there
was nothing to be said except unques
tioning affirmation. The statement that
I French-Canadians were disloyal was dis
proved by the fact that a French-Canadian,
now Minister, showed a statesman
ship and patriotism that could not be ex
celled. William R. Mackenzie spoke very brief
ly, after Mr. Kinross' orchestra had en
livened things up with some catchy music
Mr. Mackenzie devoted most of his time
the faithfulness .and loyalty of the Cana-
' V
dlans, and said 6uch meetings as were
being held here were also seen through
out the great British Province on the
north. While saying, "If there Is anybody
who ever had any doubt as to the" loy
alty of the Canadians" there came cries
of, "Never; never any doubt." Hence
forth Britishers, when ranging up their
pride regiments for battle, would place
with the Seaforths, Gordon Highlanders,
Innlsk-lllngs and Dublin Fusiliers, the
Royal Canadians. Everything Canadian
was cheered as truly as if no sea divided
the American Province from the mother
country.
Mr. Hawes. also of Canadian birth, em
phasized the loyalty of Canada to the Brit
ish flag. Chairman Macmaster called for
T. Brook White for a song, and somebody
In the audience took up the name "White."
which brought down the house ln a great
shout for the stout old defender of Lady-
smith.
Federation Accomplished.
Percy Blyth was the next speaker. He
spoke deliberately, yet with deep feeling,
and his well-rounded sentences each had
Its applause. Bitter words were heard
ngalrut the "yelping horde on the Con
tinent of Europe that bayed when they
thought the liqn sorely wounded," and
close upon It came the words of pride:
"Can we give greater ho'nor than to say
that In the Mood of those who have fallen
the federation of the British Empire has
been accomplished? England's storm o
distress has been a blessing to her."
Though losses should multiply, there were
thousands of Britishers standing ready to
, spring to the front before contemplatinc;
J any abatement of the rightful purpose
that Instituted the war on the part of
Britain.
A letter from Alexander H. Kerr, presi
dent of the SL Andrew's Society, was read,
expressing regrets that he was unable to
attend the meeting. Mr. Kerr expressed
the same words of cheer and joy that the
speakers had uttered, and gave a bit of
material support to his words by donating
$3 to aid in defraying expenses of tho
evening. The chair announced that British-born
residents would care for this fea
ture, and there was no purpose to call
upon American friends present, who were
guests.
Lnndntion Front nn American.
Be-njamin T. Cohen stirred up new fires
In one of the best-applauded addresses of
the evening. Mr. Cohen spoke as a citi
zen of the United States whose ancestry
went back to Revolutionary times. He
addressed the meeting as "Mr. Chairman
and Fellow-Citizens of the Anslo-Saxon
Race," which took everybody by storm.
His next sentence. "On this occasion I feel
Justified ln saying 'We are the people.' "
again shook the roof. Mr. Cohen said
that no other evidence that blood was
thicker than water need bo cited than the
cordial, close friendship now existing be
tween Britain and America, after their
two wars with each other. He traced
several Incidents that evoked joint en
thusiasm, particularly ln Chinese waters
in oarly days, and on two occasions in
Samoa.
When Mr. Cohen said. "I say to you.
gentlemen, the heart of every thinking
man, the heart of almost every respon
sible American citizen. Is with Great Brit
ain In this fight." enthusiasm began
reaching danger points. "The day Great
Britain gets her back to the wall, the
day some great disaster overtakes htr,
that day the United States of America
will be standing by her side. We know
It, all Europe knows It, and all Europe
knows that If ever the day comes when
England and America are united, we will
be able .to say to the world, ln the lan
guage of the Immortal Shakespeare, 'Come
tho four corners of the world 'against
U3, we will front them.' "
Mr. Cohen's remarks set such a wave
of excitement a-going that there were
cries for "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Tho orchestra struck up the air, every
body rose to his feet, standing as duti
fully at attention as when "God Save the
Queen" rang through tho hall, and some
Britisher jumped to the platform, waving
ln one hand a British flag and ln the other
tho American emblem.
Mr. Lumgalr sang "Tommy Atkins,"
and was followed by W. H. Kinross ln
"Soldiers of the Queen," both of which
received splendid recognition.
Other Speakers.
George Taylor, Jr., spoko for a few
moments, and was followed by T. P.
London in a vocal solo, "They All Love
Jack. ' which greatly excited the sailors.
Robert Livingstone took occasion to speak
in behalf of the widows' and orphans'
fund being raised by Britishers every
where. At the close of his remarks he
read Kipling's poem on "Bobs" In such
fine style that the growing hoarseness of
the audience was perceptibly increased by
an effort to applaud the popular hero.
Toward the close Judge Whalley was
called from the audience and spoke sev
eral minutes. He was credited with one
of the most eloquent and stirring ad
dresses of the evening. He said he was
British-born, of which fact he was proud,
without detracting ln the least from 'love
of his adopted country. Many historical
facts of British progressiveness and free
institutions were given. The speaker also
read his original poem, written at the
time of the defeat at Magersfonteln, on
"The Wounded Lion." This was the fin
ishing touch, and when the reading was
finished there was a long-continued ova
tion. Dr. A. A. Morrison, rector of Trinity
Church, was the last speaker heard dur
ing the evening. He colled attention to
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THE PURPOSE FAILED
Latest Puerto Rican Bill Does
Not Satisfy the Country.
PRINCIPLE INVOLVED UNCHANGED
Colonies Should Be Taught to Help
Themselves Crater Lake Parte.
Bill Reported.
WASHINGTON, March 3. The messago
of the President and the action of tho
House yesterday In appropriating the
money collected from Puerto Rico to bo
used under the direction of the President
to rehabilitate the island, has failed ln
the Intention of those who planned It.
While the President's opponents approve
doing what they can for Puerto Rico,
they still hold that the principle Involved
has not yet been changed ln the least,
and that the levying of a tariff upon the
island is unnecessary, if not unconstitu
tional. There was too much spread-eagleism
ln responding to the message, and there la
also a feeling that It is not best to make
our new colonies believe that they are to
be supported through the largesse of the
Government. Collecting the money from
our people for the purpose of spending it
among another set will not satisfy tho
conditions. The Idea which prevails gen
erally Is that the Puerto RIcans should
be given an equal chance with the United
States, and If they then fall. It Is their
fault. The protectionists still hold out,
nnd the beet-sugar and Connecticut to
bacco will probably carry the day.
A rumor Is afloat that the committees
of the House and Senate will have a
junket to Puerto Rico very soon; but such
action would probably call down still fur
ther condemnation.
Crater Lake Nntionnl Pnrkj
The House committee on public lands
today favorably reported Representative
Tongue's bill creating the Crater Lako
National Park. The bill was reported
without amendment, the provision exclud
ing prospectors, which was stricken out
in tho last Congress, being allowed to re
main. The Secretary of the Interior said
that in the case of Rainier Park, in Wash
ington, prospecting was allowed, and as a
result fires and other depredations wero
committed and could not be restrained.
As the 2A0 acres embraced ln the park aro
not known to be mineral, this restriction
shouT work no hardship. Mr. Tonguo
explained the bill to the committee, and a
report Is to be made by Representative
Moody. Speaker Reed was the principal
opponent of the bill in the last Congress,
and with him out of the way. Mr. Tonguo
hopes to have the bill passed at an early
date.
Senate Tired of the Qnny Cine.
The Senate has become very tired of tho
Quay case, and seem3 determined to ge,t.
rid of it one way or anothPr. It" would"" ,
not be strange to see It out of the way
next week, as few people want to discuss
It. and yet tho friends of Quay are press
ing hard for action, and keep It before
the Senate, displacing other business. Tho
opponents of Quay do not seem so confi
dent as they did a short time ago. Tho
vote In the Senate has certainly dlshear
ened them, while his friends are gaining
confidence as the debate continues.
Wnrdner Riot Investigation.
The Investigation of the Idaho riots has
developed only one salient feature, and
that is tho desire of certain men to maka
political capital. Lentz is just deep
enough to conduct the prosecution. Ho
wants to pose as the friend of the laboring
man, and the opponent of the United
States Army. The whole course of Inves
tigation so far has been directed against
the Army, and as little attention as pos
sible Is given the Populist Governor of
Idaho. In spite of the fact that it was he
who called for the United States troous
and that they acted primarily undr his
direction. It is doubtful whether an at
tack on the United States Army would bo
approved by the people, especially as the
soldiers, who are being so severely criti
cised by the rioters, are the same who
took such a prominent part In carrying tho
flag to victory at San Juan.
Congress Rushing Business.
It Is evident that the Republicans aro
trying to rush business as they never have
before at this period of the long session.
It has been the usual custom of the Sen
ate to adjourn at least two days in tho
week until toward the close of every long
session; but now the Senate sits every
day. More than that, the committee on
privileges and elections has worked on
the Clark case as few commissions havo
worked, ln Its anxiety to get everything
closed up. The Republicans are very
anxious to get the necessary business off
their hands, so that they can get out In
the campaign. The Democrats seem per
fectly willing to delay, and several of tho
leaders say that as long as the Republi
cans continue to make campaign material
for them, like that on the Puerto Rico
bill, they are not going to hasten adjourn
ment. The Charges Against Corbln.
Pcttigrew Is fighting Corbln. This in
Itself means that the sympathy of Con
gress and of the people who know Pettl
grew will shift to the Adjutant-General,
and little stock will be taken ln tho call
ing up of the old court-martial caso
against him. Possibly Pettigrew will find
a boomerang ln this, as he has on- the
Philippine question, as the court-martial
case, which Is called for, will show that
Corbln was acquitted of the charges, and
that the man who preferred them was
obliged to resign as Colonel of the regi
ment, while Corbln was promoted to bo
Colonel. Of course, Corbln had a pull
then, as he has now, and has had ever
since; but Pettlgrew's raking up of tho
old records against him is not the way to
prevent the astute politician from being
promoted from Brigadier to Major-Gea-eral.
Opponents of the Cnnnl nt Work.
Reports are being sent out from some
where to the effect that the new Nica
ragua canal commlsison has found cer
tain obstructions which will make the plan
of the first Walker commission Imprac
ticable, and consequently there must be a
delay In the building of the canal. It is
one of the curious things that ever since
the Nicaragua canal bill was first pro
posed, no session has ever passed that
some excuse has not been found to post
pone its consideration. 1
Assaulted hy Strikers.
CHICAGO, March 3. Two nonunion
workmen are being cared for at the Coun
ty Hospital as the result of brutal assaults
made upon them by a mob of strikers at
Canal Port, this noon. They are L. S.
Gondy and Aaron Myers. Two other
nonunion men were assaulted and badly
beaten by strikers at Sixtieth street and
KImbaTk avenue, earlier In the day, and
It was only when a woman of the neigh
borhood came to the rescue with a re
volver that the strikers were driven away.
Warrants wero sworn out for the arrest
I of tho assailants of Gondy and. Myers,
H