The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, March 04, 1900, Page 2, Image 2

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    THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, MARCH 4, 1900.
IS AL1V
Filipinos Have Mot Yctf. Been
9 SulxJueo'.
PL'ANNING FOR THE RAINY SEASON
"UTAMMiwr. mi
3Inj'" Carry on Guerrilla "Warfare on
a Liirjce Scale Treaclicrons
Xatlve 'Officials.
MANILA, March 3. 9:53 P. M. Reporfs
roach .the Associated Press from various
sources, including army officers and the
heads .of commercial houses with agents
throughout the Islands, of continued activ
ity among the insurgents, who are en
deavoring to keep alive the armed oppo
sition to the United States,-and are plan
ning to continue the insurrection with
guerrilla warfare, on. a- larger .scale whenj
the rainy season'Vcgfns A person hold
ing a position second onlV'tethat of the J
uovernor-uenerni tens tne Associates
Press he is convinced that the insurgent
organization ha3 been remarkably reha
bilitated during the past month, partic
ularly In the northern provinces. He says
the insurgents have a secret organization,
even In the strongest garrisoned towns,
affording perfect means of communica
tion and that the machinery is ,managedv
from Manila. Some of the leaders are
Filipinos pretending to be supporters of
the American AdmlnIsirationr.and many
of the municipal governments Installed by
the army form part of the machinery.
Two correspondents of leading American
weokllas who have traveled for a month
in Banquet and Ilocos with letters for
insurgent chiefs, going alone 50 miles
from garrisons and being everywhere
hospitably received, say, the people make
no secret of their sympathy with the In-
aurgonts. Though admitting that the
Filipino .soldiers abuse. t-nem they still,
protect these soldiers from the American
scouting parties. They claim to have
communication with Agulnaldo.
Paterno, in the northern, mountains of
Manila. Is full of civil and military offi
cials 'of all ranks of Agulnaldo's gov
ernment, who were captured or surren
dered and who were brought here and
released on promises to refrain from agi
tation. While many of the insurgent municipal
officers were continued in office on taking"
the ba'th of allegiance, Fesffients who are
acquainted with them have little faith in
their promises, ., Alt. "th? .citizens of Tar
lac, capital of the province 'of that name,
navfe been arrested and'eharged. with plot
ting ,ahd two insurgents have been1 cap
tured at MalabOn with incriminating pa
pers and $4000 collected fr&m the natives.
Some of the municipal governments ap
pear loyal ana efficient. On tne other
hand, one American General declares he
boJioves' the majority In his province are
agents of the Insurrection.
A fresh iseue'of Insurgent pamphlets Is
being circulated, asserting that the Amer
ican promises of good government are
merely a mask' for commercial exploita
tion of the "Philippines, quoting Senator
Beveridgo's speech and an editorial from
a "Washington, .newspaper, headed, "LaX.
Us Be Honest." " ",
The trial of the guerrillas chargeu with
murder Is finished, and it is believed the
commission's verdict will be guilty. In
dictments against others have been pre
pared. . No report has been rocelved fom Gen.
eral Bates expedition. He has probably
moved inland, where communication with
2iim Is Impracticable. "
The Army throughout the Island of Lu
zon Is , working hard, scouring the coun
trj' for insurgents and killing a few dally.
The section from Manila to Dagupan has
been thoroughly cleared, the sqouting
parties being unable to find .any Insur
gonts. General Funston and Colonel Kee
nan took 200 men through the mountains
to Baler, on the eastern coast, without
meeting any insurgents. But they are
active along the northern coast from
Dagupan to Aparrl. Occasional reports
come of an American soldier being- killed
or disappearing. In tho southern prov
inces the insurgents, cojUlqup to .Jiarass
the .American garrisons. by night demon
strations. , , ,,.
PJttLIFI'lXD GOWIEltCE.
Trade 6t IjilnadHrfifli" flic United
States- I :"ot .Laijfre-.
WASHINGTON, Mareh 3. The War De
partment hat published some statistics of
Philippine commerce for 'tho quarter of
last year ending September CO, which
throws new light-on the.export trade, so
far .as-t, relates to .the- United- States.
It Is fchown that of thje JLolaToxports of
raw sugar," 'ampun'Mng'jp '$i,X13,3-i9, only
555,002 went to the United States, while
Japan and Great Britain took nearly all
of tiie remainder. Also as to leaf tobacco,
the exports of which were valued at $355,
463, the exports to the United States were
trifling in 'amount, Spain tak.ng the larg
est part. SXH.S1S, and England $3S 947. The
United States also took only $5032 of Ma
nila cigars out of, a total export of $230,r
299. and none of the other manufactures
of tobacco came to the United States. In
facir'-efgars arfd cigarette's to the amount
of $3700 were Imported from the United
States. Even in Manila hemp the United
States was second to Great Britain, tak
ing $905,815 north, while Great Britain took
$1,147,521.: ThV total value "of , 'the hemp
exports-was ?2776,t07' andtiiB amount was
19.&46 .tons,
The' Imports of merchandise into the
islands were valued at $0,437,017, and the
exports $4.SS4.057. Silver coin to the value
of $5$S,001 was Imported. The ,total pa
ports from Europe were valued 'at $2,295,
E20, dnd Xrom CCorfh America $3f)l,475. The
exports to Europe were $2,400,390, and to
North America, $1.0SC,598.
The total collection, of Import duty was
S1,022.-1S7, and Qf export tints, .$1G5.424.
Frown Mont for Manila.
WASHINGTON, MarchT3. 'Acting Commissary-General
Weston Is In -receipt of
reports froih "Manila, speaking In Ule-h!gh-est
terms of the present arrangements
in -use to supply the army with fresh
meats. Jt is aldr that the -meats which
are brought-but Trom the United St.itns
dr. i Australia by- the-jiaVafsupply ehlp-j
wiwitr or, inen ;irem Ausiranan mor
chant steamers h'ave been" kepr.as long as
&ven months In perfect condition.
"The reports declare that after witness
ing the native methods of slaughtering
animals and the stork there cahbe no
doubt as to the great superiority of tho.
frozen meats brought by the naval vessels
for the Army in the Philippines.
IN THE WILDS OF BRAZIL.
Massacre of a Party of American
Itubber Prospector.
, FORT SCOTT. Kan., March 3. Frank
Greenfield, of Mapleton, Kan., who last
fall came home from .TSouth. America and
gequred the co-operation of the Govero
znqnt in a relief expedition to Search for
he party of rubber prospectors which
was sent-Xi-om Kansas- City to the 'in
terior of Brazil in obruaicy, 1S9S. has
notified his parents Xrom Quguba, Brazil,
ftr ia letf e.r just received, .tlyit the entire
party was massacred by Indjlans far up
the. Xlrga. River. There were five or six
men In" the party. It was fn charge V)f
M. E. King, a civil engineer of Kansas
City, and consisted of Alfred Greenfield,
of Mapleton, Kan.; two men named "Will
iamson and Brownly, of Ohio, and one
or two unknown men. L. B. Price, a
Kansas City merchant, was financial
backer. The Brazilian Government as
sisted in the search. , '
TTK..'
i - Race Trouble fetnH.
MONTGOMERY.-Ala., Marches-Race
trouble Is ieared near Letohatchlo, 25 miles
south of this city. It Is reported that 1000
negroes are congregated and are threaten
ing. It Is said that last night some white
men weilt to the house of 3"mx Cross, a
negro called him to the door, and shot
him. Afterwards the crowd shot his wife,
son and daughler. ""Only a few das ago
San? Powell'S-whlfa, was shot by a negro
in he ame neighborhood. The negro was
taken 'from "the Sheriff and hanged by a
mob. ..
FRANCE'S FRIENDSHIP.
The Republic Aiixloui to Secure the
. -rCoo'd AVIll-of America. -
PARIS. March 3. France bevond a
jfloilbi is' Elrtoorfcly .anxious fdr the hand
t Jgrip of Trfehflship' bf the United "States.
and not only is this true of the govern
ment, but of all responsible French poli
ticians as well. The presentation of the
.rafaye,tte; dollar to President Loubot to-
day' furnished another unmistakable prdof
oX, the. existence of this feeling. Refer
ence to the event in French journals of
all political shades has been invariably
of the most sympathetic character. An
other expression of: the feeling in the of
ficial world has appeared in the govern
.mentJsj mouthpeco.jvhlch ; after revlew
rIhg the' Inlceptlon'aha exScutlon of tho
Id.ea, copclHdfed by saying:
"An these demonstrations form a verlt
,ablp cult, consecrated by the Americans
Id the' Illustrious citizen who aided them
to win their Independence, which does
the greatest honor to the people of tho
United States and deeply touches the
French people. If there are In tho world
two peoples made to love and compre
hend one another It Is surejy those of the
greatest "Republics- which exist oh the
fttce of the 'globe."
The news of the capitulationof Goneral
Cronje arrived on Mardi 'Gras and served
as an occasion for a demonstration
against the -British. The crowds parad
ing the boulevards In the evening- raised
unceasing shouts of "Abas Anglais."
"Vive Les Boer." Two Englishmen, who
were indiscreetly seated on the terrace
of a cafe in xmo of the boulevards, -were
noticed and denounced by some fanatics,
and In a few 7noments the merry throng
of. carnival makers was metamorphosed
iato a howling crowd, yelling "Conspucz
les Anglais' The Englishmen were
struck and forced to take refuge in the
cafe, "which "the mob- besieged for an
hour' until a,, strong body of police ar
rived. The police charged and dispersed
the crowd, arresting six persons, who
will be prosecuted for assault.
Tho turn of tho tide in favor of Great
Britain in the Transvaal has produced a
pnlnful impression here, although all of
the best organs, -while eulogizing the he
roic conduct of Cronje's army, also pay
tribute to the splendid soldierly qualities
shown by Roberts' arid 'Boiler's troops.
A majority of the newspapers urge Great
Britain to4 seize the present opportunity
wheh her military prestige Is restored
to make peace on the basis of the inde
pendence 6f the Transvaal. A large sec
tion of public opinion demands that tho
European powers shall intervene and
compel Great Britain to accept their
mediation, for tho sake of the two
plucky Republics. President McKInley
Is freely spoken of as tho only chief of
states whose Intervention could be ac
cepted by Great Britain, but at the same
time the jingraclous" character of such a
task Is fully appreciated, "and the un
likeliness of .such a step is recognized.
The Figaro .says:
""Anything is possible from across the
Atlantic, but the President of the United
States must feel a deep repugnance at
the role which some people are endeavor
ing to Impose upon him. Lord 'Salisbury
In this eventuality would ask reciprocity
for England's attitude in the Spanish
"War. and everything Indicates that he
would obtain IL"
One paper, Le .Radical, however, falls
Into a rage with America because he' re
fuses to risk burning her fingers, and ex
claims: "Alas, America! The only country that
can act does not. feel what Is her duty.
She has no conscience of what fehe owes
to humanity. Young as she is, she ts
already gangrene with ferocious Anglo
Saxon selfishness."
The fpregolng savage criticism of Amer
ican unwillingness to meddle with other
people's affairs is an isolated incident,
however, and must be considered as such.
5 FIRST I,A FAYETTE DOLLAR.
Preseute'd" to President Lonbet $
t Uncle iam'n Girt.
PARIS, Marcli 31 Robert T: Thompson,
Secretary of the La Fayette Monument
Commission, as Special Commissioner of
the United States, representing President
McKInley artd in his name, presented
President Loubet this morning with the
fttst-of the La Fayette dollars, which was
onclosed in a casket costing $1000. The
presentation took place in Elysee palace,
Thompson presented the souvenir with a
few appropriate rqmarks.
In reply, the President said he was
deeply touched y the kind thought of
the .American Po-osidon-t and people,
and particularly by the gracious manner
jn wiilch tho coin had been presented to
him by Thompson. He added that he con
gratulated himself on receiving this sou
venir, which was a fresh pledge of the
reciprocal ties of friendship which had
so long united France and the United
States, and which, he hoped to see draw
closer and stronger.
He then Invited Ambassador Porter and
Thompson to stay to luncheon, at which
Madame Loubet and M. del Casso were
present.z ,
During .the .lunch which followed M.
Loubet engaged in animated conversation
with General Po'rter.and Mr.' Thompson,
in which h"q accentuated and amplified
what he .had previously said In his Xormal
response on the subject of the historical
and sentimental tics between the two re
publics, and his sincere desire for a good
understanding. He alluded to 'the Franco
American reciprocity treaty now "beforo
tin two parliaments, and dwelt on the
mutual .advantages that would accrue
therefrom, expressing his opinion that not
merely the articles directly affected by the
treaty would "benefit, but that, the whole
trade between the two countries would
undergo sympathetic, expansion, and that
the chancy of commercial Intercourse
would -widen inevitably In the course of
time.
"XVo both have reasons to desire a devel
opment of our mutual trade," Mr. Loubet
said. "You w:ant our luxuries and we need
your articles of necessity."
-Tho-lJrZsraenT iheii ipokVof the great
production of the United States, and Its
enoVmougrTcltMniP-possfb)ir!Trs: air.
Thompson tofd'-thc President Ihere was a
scheme on foot In Chicago to found a
branch of the Sons of the American Rev
olution .among the descendants, of French
soldiers who had fought side by side, with
the American colonists in the "War of Inde
pendence. ..President Loubet showed.keen
Interest In the Idea, and Mr..Thompspn
left -Kith -a .cqnfldent feejing that the
Frdnch authorities Jiere Tsiir-gTve Ihe- f ujl
estf assistance' to the, establishment of a
Frfirtch ibraRch by eeafchlng the .military
reoor&s fpr'tfce names ot.ose- ho par
ticipated lr the Trari, - -
General Porter and Mr. "Thompson were
delighted, with tiro exceptional -cordiality
of "their Tcception. Tho function differed
from the usual ceremonies of the 'kind
by tho absence of chilling formality, M.
Lopbet putting his visitors at complete
ease by the affability of his greeting. The
President placed the presidential box at
the.' Theatei Franealse-. Morfday. and at
tha opera, "Wednesday." at Mr.'ThbmpFon'a
dfcposal. The, latter will 'send Madame
Louhaf-a La, Fayette- dollar. -
Crovrn' Princess Stephanie 3InrrioiI.
VIENNA,' March 3. Morganatic mar
riages are becoming popular. In spite of
all delays, the Crown Princess Stephanie
of Austria, widow of the Crown Prince
Rudolph, today married Count Von Lon
vay and now, according to Vanity Fair.
the heir to the Austrian throne. -Archduke
Ferdinand, three, months 'ago married
Countess Chotek, -for her sake resigning
Ms claim to rule. She is a handsome lady
in waiting- Z Princess Stephanie.
ENTHUSIASM UNCORKED
CHAXGC TirAT CAME OVER THE
SPIRIT OF EXGLAXD'S DREAM.
f - - -
Tho Pope's Attitude Toivnrd Great
Britain, as Expressed by the
Osservntorc Romano.
LONDON, March 3. A dukedom for
Roberts, an earldum for Kitchener, and a
peerage for Buller; thus say the proph
ets, already Irosy at this occupation, if
only the marvelous wave of enthusiastic
rejoicing that. sw.ept over the. country this
week, would "find its prototype in 'mate
rial rewards. Lord Roberta and his fellow
heroes of the hour would all be made
Dukes forthwith. The change that has
come over the spirit of Great Britain's
war dream can only be appreciated by
those who went through "those long four
months of unequaled gloominess and de
pression, and what are now freely admit
ted to be defeats.
' The scenes accompanying thla change
iequaled the wildest delight that ever
gushed through Impressionable France.
To a certain extent they are quite unchar
acteristic of the British race, and quite put
In the shade any demonstration that occu
pied the United States-durlng the Spanish
American "War. Yet, it must be borne in
mind that Great Britain had been sen
timentally bottled up so. long that there
was bound to be an outlet.
Kimborley was relloved, and scarcely a
stir waa noticeable in this densely popu
lated United Kingdom. Lord Roberts, hy
excellent strategy, -caught General Cronje
In a viso and annihilated him, and the
nation said well done with several degrees
less fervor than it would have made the
same remark had England beaten Aus
tralia at cricket. The barriers of Brit
ish self-restraint and reserve were not yet
broken down. Though hundreds went
about their dally business apparently com
placent, but in their hearts were-dylug for
a chance to qheer and. yell In sheer de
light, it was still Napoleon's race pf shop
keepers, placid and eminently proper.
Ladysmlth was relieved. Then came the
deluge of desire publicly to exhibit Ter
joicing which would no longer be denied.
The many forms it took have already been
described in these dispatches. The long
casualty list passed almost unnoticed. "Who
cared for the dead, except to sing their
praises? Tho Intoxication of victory, com
ing after months of reverse, pervaded the
length and breadth of the land. The cry
of Great Britain's -weakness, the rotten
ness of her army organization and the
menacing nots of other powors. were stilled,
and the tears -of those who had become
widows or fatherless because of this great
thing, were only soonuch more Incense to
the triumphant war god.
Since the strife began almost every
one has said: "There is no doubt about
tho result. 'We are bound to win." But,
it waa not until this week that a large per
centage of the people could actually con
vlnce themselves of the certainty of ihe
phrase so glibly repeated. Small won
der, then, that the war was the solo topic
of tho week.
Some of tho demonstrations quite
outdid those of the people of Paris.
It takes an effort of imagination
to picture the ordinnry middle-class Eng
lish girl marching bareheaded through the
streets, singing and ahoiitlng and waling
flags, but this Is what occurred. About
1000 male and female students of the Ken
slngtpn Art Schools, the girla hatless and
wearing their modeling gowns, and tho
men In overalls, marched, singing and
cheering, to the Albert Memorial, and
thenco to Joseph Chamberlain's house,
where Mrs. Chamberlain .smilingly ac
knowledged the ovation, and J. Austin
Chamberlain, the Colonial Secretary's eld
est son, made a speech.
The sentries refused admission of this
strange band to the Knights Bridge Bar
racks, so they had to sing "Rule Brlttan
nla" outside. At Colonel Baden-Powell's
house they sang, "For He Is a Jolly Good
Fellow." and passing the French Embassy,
to indicate their feelings, they maintained
an ominous silence. It was a weird pro
cession for staid old England.
A number of boys of the Westminster
Schools demonstrated somewhat similarly
in front of the offices of the Canadian
High Commissioner and the other Colonia
Agents. The scenes after, the "battnj of
Waterloo, as described by the writers of
that day, -were as nothing compared with
the scenes witnessed this week.
Tho Pope's attitude toward Great Brit
ain and tho British Catholics' attitude
toward the war were Interestingly exhib
ited at an influential meeting of the British
Catholic Union this week when the Prts
ident. the Duke of Norfolk, read some
correspondence exchanged between him
self and Cardinal Rampolla, Papal Sec
retary of State. The Union had request
ed thu Duke of Norfolk to interrogate the
Holy See In relation to the anti-British
tone taken by the Osservatore Romano In
commenting bn the Boer War. The pa
per is supposed to be the Pope's official or
gan, receiving a financial subsidy from
him. The Duke of Norfolk wrote:
"To us it seems very grievous that any
opportunity should be given to any one
to persuade the British people that the
Holy See regards them with hostility or
dislike. I cannot deny that an Impres
sion of this sort Is creeping Into the public
mind. When it is remembered that Cath
olics are in the minority In Great Britain,
it will, .wo think, be admitted that In
the freedom of our religion, in the great
question of education, and In matters ot
religious ministrations to soldiers and sail
ors, wo need not fear comparison with
other countries in which Catholics form
the great majority."
To which Cardinal Rampolla cordially
replied that the Osservatore Romano only
printed one column which was official, and
this was devoted to religious news, add
ing his refusal to accept responsibility for
any political views it might express, ard
declaring that the Holy Father always
cherishes for England thnt lively special
interest which he has already found many
occasions of displaying, and that as the
vicar of the God of Peace, he desires noth
ing more earnestly than a cessation of the
actual state of things which costs the
English nation eo many victims.
Lord Herrles. discussing the correspond
ence at a meeting of the union, declared
that in religious matters the English Cath
olics Implicitly obeyed the Pope, but when
it came to civil government they took
their places side by sidcr with their fellow
countrymen. The Times, commenting up
on the patriotism of the many titled per
sons and others who were present at tho
meeting, said:
"It Is a pity that Cardinal Rampolla did
not speak out plainer, in view of the fact
thftt the subsidized Osservatore Romano all
Jhe world over Is supposed to represent
the Popes pqrsonal opinions."
Ferdinand W- .Peck. United States
CommlsHlontr to the Paris Exposition, and
Mrs. Peck happened to be present In the
House o? Lords Thursday at the Interest
ing moment of the announcement of the
relief of Ladysmlth. and the Attorney-General,
Sir Richard Webster, Improved tho
occasion by presenting Miv and Mrs. Peck
to tho Prince of Wales, who Is president
of the British Exposition Commission. HLi
Royal Highness greeted the Americana
most cordially. Mr. and Mrs. Peck were
then Introduced to Lord Salisbury and
A. J. Balfour.
A. W. Prlngle, of Chicago, who came
ever this week, representing Rev. C. M.
Sheldon, has arranged with the Westmini
ster Gazette to reproduce In England the
edition of the Topeka Capital, which the
author of "In His Steps" begins March 13.
Religious societies also have warmly taken
up the Idea. The Sunday School Chronicle
and iristlan Endeavor are arranging 'to
publish the' bulk of Mr. Sheldon's week's
work. In order to show that English re
ligious societies know how a man of "God
would control a newspaper.
J. H. Douglas-Willan. formerly a big
rancher of Wyoming, appeared in bank
ruptcy proceedings this week. His state
ment showed unsecured liabilities amount
ing to 12.133, and -an estlmatedsurplus
in assets of 55,161. But this mainly con
sisted of an Interest in an electric lamp.
patent, which the debtor valued at50,000t
but which he could not realize upon.
The recent murder of a land agent and
magistrate named Bird at Bantry. though
failing to attract general- Interest, Is held
by tho better informed to indicate a seri
ous condition of Irish affairs. The Stand
ard, commenting on the affair, draws at
tention to the fact that William O'Brien,
only a few days before the murder. Inau
gurated at Bantry a branch of the United
Irish League, urging his audience to "get
rid of landlordism," and referring enthu
siastically to the example of the Boers,
who "look down their guns." The Stand
ard denies the Insinuation that Mr.
O'Brien jnr the- League actually Instigated
the murder, but It compares the occur
rence to the course of the "old Land
League, whcee footsteps Mr. Gladstone
declared were "dogged with crime." The
Standard urges Gerald Balfour, the Chief
Secretary for Ireland, to reconsider his
refusal to put the United League under
the ban of the crimes act, saying: "Stern
er measures are now necessary. The sen
timents of the Irish in Parliament do not
matter eo much. What they say on the
hillside is of serious importance." Tho
Morning Pest takes a similar view of the
situation.
MEETIXG OF BOER PRESIDENTS.
Krnger Goes io the Free State to
Consult With Steyn.
LONDON, March 3. President Kruger
is said to have left Pretoria, with the In
tention of meeting President Steyn. The
place where they will meet is not men
tioned, but Is believed to be somewhere In
the Orange Free State. Those In South
Africa, who are conversant with the effect
tho recent reverses have had on the Boers,
express tho opinion that the meeting of
(ho Presidents Is preliminary to a sug
gestion for negotiations for peace.
However, If such Is the case, it must be
due to the pressure brought to bear upon
the Presidents by the burghers and Afri
kanders In the British colonies, rather
than tho personal Inclinations of the Pres
idents, as all the available Information de
picts them as being as determined as ever
to persist in the war until the resources
of the Republics are much more enfeebled
than they seem to he at present, although
some significance is attached to the con
sultation In view of the reported visit to
England of Chief Justice Devllliers, Mr.
Hofmeyer a"nd Dr. Tewatter. ostensibly
on private business and for their health.
But the closest observers do not anticipate
any sudden cessation of hostilities, and
certainly the reprcsentatIo.!6 from the the
ater of war do not tend to encourage the
advocates of immediate peace.- The Boers
are apparently rallying with their accus
tomed ability to repair a temporary re
verse, and Great Britain has yet to test
their force as a defensive power under the
new conditions of warfare.
Outside the meeting of the Presidents
there are no new indications of any change
In tho situation. Telegraphing front Os
fonteln today, thanking the Lord Mayor
of Liverpool for his congratulations In be
half of that city. Lord Roberta says:
"I trust Her Majesty's soldiers In this
country will gain such further successes
as will speedily restore freedom and pros
perity to South Africa.
ATTITUDE OF WASHINGTON.
London Times AtlviCH Ajrainiit Dis
placing Pauncefotc.
LONDON, March 3. Tho Times says
editorially this morning:
"To displace Lord Pauncefote at a crit
ical moment like the present would be
official pedantry to the point of folly.
With the approach of a general election,
the political atmosphere, especially in the
United States, haa a tendency to becomo
electric It would be a mistake on our
part to regard too seriously the move-,
ments of political opinion In America, un
der such conditions, but it is clear that the
presence at the British Embassy at Wash
ington of an experienced and cool-headed
diplomatist who knows how to discount
tho extravagant language of a political
campaign Is of no Inconsiderable advan
tage." The editorial proceeds to dilate upon tho
necessity en the" part of tho Ambassador
of prudence, combined with vigilance, dur
ing the Presidential campaign, and says:
Tt is possible that a new Ambassador
might be entrapped Into acts or state
ments that would compromise Great Brit
ain. There are questions proceeding be
tween the two governments which it 13
the interest of certain sections on both
sides of Parliament and beyond theAtlan
tlc to exaggerate and envenom. The most
difficult problem is the pressure upon
President McKInley's Administration to in
terfere in behalf of the Boera The atti
tude of Washington has hitherto been be
yond reproach, but a Presidential election
puts a severe and even dangerous strain
upon political virtue."
After declaring that "a heavy responsi
bility will rest upon those displacing Lord
Pauncefote," the editorial refers to the
Irish and German vote In the United
States, and concludes as follows:
'TVo do not believe that America will
be tempted to aesume an unfriendly atti
tude, but it is well for us to remember
that we cannot leave our empire at the
mercy of the changes and chances of poli
tics In any other country."
MONEY-ORDERS ON TRANSVAAL.
PoHtofUcc Department Relaxes to Ac
cept Them.
WASHINGTON. March 3. The atten
tion of the postal officials being called to
a dispatch stating that a postal money or
der payable to President Kruger at Pre
toria had been returned to the sender by
tho department, they said that an order
was Issued by the Postofllce Department
November 1, 1S99, giving notification that
owing to tho war in progress In South Af
rica, money orders cannot be delivered If
payable In the Transvaal or. Orange Free
State, and directing postmasters not to
issue such orders until further notice. V.
since that date such orders have heen
issued It was contrary to the department's
Instructions.
South African war money orders were
drawn payable In the Transvaal and Free
State, but were first sent to Cape Col
ony, which office acted as an intermedi
ary, as tho places In question were de
pendencies of Great Britain. Under the
present condition of affairs, the British
officials would refuse to forward money
orders to the countries with which they
aro at war, and no agreement has ever
bocn entered Into by which money orders
can be sent directly to tho Transvaal.
Interest In the Whr DccIInlnpr.
NEW YORK, March 3. A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says:
General Buller, in a dispatch
from Ladysmlth. makes it clear
that the Boers decided to raise
the siege ot that town Immediately
after Cronje was at the mercy of Roberts
at Paardeberg. The advance In Natal
was then only opposed to allow time for
the big guns and ammunition and stores
to be safely removed north and west.
That the Boers were not completely suc
cessful in carrying out this Intention was
owing to the fact that they were more or
less demobilized by Bullers victorious at
tack on Tuesday. After that battle, or
ders were evidently given for a hasty re
treat to the passes, with the result that a
large quantity of ammunition and two
guns were left behind Virtually speak
ing. Natal Is now clear of Repub
lican forces.
Publio Interest In the war Is already
declining, since the end is consid
ered a. foregone conclusion, tedious
as may be the process by which it will ba
reached. The relief of the other garrison
and complete collapso of the Dutch plan -of
campaign leaves Roberts at liberty to con
centrate his forces, with transportation
the chief d'fficulty to overcome.
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Tne
Chief Justice of Samoa Says
Pcrima Is
Court Room. Scene where Judge Chambers maintained the supremacy of the United States in Samoa.
In a recent letter to The Pcruna Medicine Co., Chief Justice Chambers says the following of Peruna:
"I have tried
fully say it is one
I take .pleasure in
a good
are in
one of the
best
On December 31, Chief Justice William
Lee Chambers, a native of Georgia, held
court In Apia, Samoa, and told, the stal
wart natives and the German and Eng
lish and American residents why they
should all regard Malletoa Tanus as King,
instead of recognizing the rival claim
ant, Mataafa. The trial had lasted eleven
days; Samoan genealogies, customs, titles
and practices had been examined and
discussed; and finally the Chief Justice
decided that Tanus, who was the son of
tho late King Malletoa, and who, by tho
gift of the people, had been endowed with
the name of Malletoa, was the duly elect
ed Kinjj.
A tonic is a medicine that gives tone
to some part of the system. There are
different kinds ot tonics, but the tonic
most needed in this country, where
catarrh is so prevalent, is a tonic that
operates on the mucous membranes.
Peruna is a tonic to the mucous mem
branes of the whole body. It gives tone
to the capillary circulation which con
stitutes these delicate membranes.
Every organ of the human body 'is
lined with mucous membranes. This
membrane Is made up, principally, of a
POLITICS IN GERMANY
EMPTY BEXCIIES FEATURE OF THE
"WEEK IX Tin: REICHSTAG.
Xa-rnl BIll'w Chances Grow Less Tne
Ment-Inipectlon Measure Inter
est in the Boer Wnr.
BERLIN, March 3. Most Important
matters were transacted during the week
In the Reichstag before almost empty
benches Friday's opening session saw
precisely 20 Delegates in attendance.
Herr Eugene RIchter, In the Frelsslnigo
Zeltung, holds that the fact that members
of tho Reichstag receive no remunera
tion In any form for their services is re
sponsible for this state of affairs. Cer
tainly In tho Prussian and other German
state Drets, -where liberal compensation
is paid, there never Is such a scarcity of
Delegates. The consequence was that
Herr RIchter and other Reichstagers re
peatedly during the week compelled tho
Reichstag majority to do their bidding
on threat of ascertaining whether a quo
rum was present, a quorum In the Reichs
tag meaning one-half of the Delegates.
The Foreign Office budget being taken
up, a variety of matters came under dis
cussion, even the Inquiry as to why the
Prussian Government gave a Prussian
decoration to a- German of Chicago. How
ever, Count von JJulow, the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, made a good showing
and got his salary voted.
The chances of the naval bill have
grown rather worse lately. Both the
Center and "Conservatives and the Agra
rians are demanding compensation for
"their vote, the former asking for the re
call of the Jesuits and the latter demand
ing a meat law to suit their convenience
and guarantees from the government
that Agrarian- Interests .will not be ne
glected In the projected commercial trea
ties. There will evidently be a hard pull
to get the bill through, though- there is
every indication that the popular senti
ment among the electors Is rising for the
naval Increase. One such Indication was
In the Reichstag bye election In the
Caldo - Aschc-rsleben district, when the
National Liberal candidate wrested a
seat formerly held by the Socialists,
e Idently under a strong fleet issue.
The programme ilxed for tho Reichstag
Is as follows: Thursday Is fixed for the
second reading of the meat bill; then the
currency bill and the final reading of the
Lex Heinze bill, against which there Is
strong opposition by artists and writers.
Later thero will be the final reading of
the meat bill and some other measures
of less importance, thus carrying the ses
sions to the Eastertide adjournment To
carry the meat bill, the right side of the
Center will summon all Its defaulting
members during the coming week to the
Reichstag.
The National Zeltung, speaking about
the meat bill today, expresses the belief
that the government will not approve the
bill 03 now constituted and thus tie Its
hands regarding the comfng commercial
tieatles, not only with the United States,
but also with Russia, Scandinavia, Hol
land, etc It says: "A general tariff
wnr would be the result if the bill be
came a law, all to appease the Insatiable
Agrarians. The total proportion of meat
imports after the new year of 1904 would
be tantamount to meat usury."
The Prussian Diet this week considered
the railroad budget. Jt was plainly shown
that the Prussian state raTTway system Is
fearfully behind in comfort and tlie
latest Improvements, all because of fear
of diminishing the annual surplus. Herr
Macco. a National Liberal civil engineer,
demonstrated that even Russia, Austro
Hungary and Bavaria were ahead of
Prussia In this respect The Minister
of Public Works. Herr Thlelen. would not
even promise passenger fare reduction,
although certain Prussian fares are five
times higher than those charged In Hun
gary for the same distance.
The South African war continues to
hold the attention of th tuhH hnm
While sympathy for ho Boers continues,
the Very Best
one
of
best tonics
recommending it
icine. S can recommend it as
ies for cafaf rifr.
i delicate network of .minuteabTocSIresr
sels and nerves. ThA"HfKf JutWflaMTifro
I ment of these fragWvesselsrleads to
what is kriowriascatarrn.
Hon. J. vEMMacIas, recent postmaster
at Porto "Oafco, in a letter from 1417 K
street. N.nr., Washington. D. C. says:
Agra native-born Cuban, serving as
postmaster in Por
to Rico I con
tracted yellow fe
ver and have been
suffering from the
ill effects of that
dreadful disease
since my return
home. I was ad
vised by a friend
to use Peruna and
I can speak in the
highest terms of
your remarkable
medicine. I feel
llko a new man
and shall take
plensure In rec
Hon. J. E. Maclas,
recent Postmaster
' at Porto Rico.
ommending it to those similarly afflict
ed. It Is a fine tonic, and Is In every
way a wonderful medicine. Peruna is
a remedy for catarrh which has become
of national Importance. It has the
record of the greatest catarrh remedy of
tho ago."
respect for the British has risen under
their recent successes. Lieutenant-Gen- I
eral Becher, In the Lokal Anzeiger to
day, says tho well-planned action of Lord
"Rohsrts has hrnueht about a. total change
at the- seat of war, a change such as a '
layman would not have thought. The
writer concludes that the war for the
Boers Is now a hopeless struggle, for they
lack that which alone could have given
their victories a permanent value, that
Is to say, the capacity of fructifying
victory by pursuing the enemy to the
point of annihilation.
Prince Henry, of Prussia, intends pay-,
ing a visit to his grandmother. Queen
Victoria, In England, but before so doing
"ho will stay with his family at Kreuz
nach and drink the waters.
Persons who have had occasion lately
to converse with Prince Hohenlohe de
scribe him as being extremely leeble,
even to the extent of senility.
Viscount Gough, Secretary of the Brit
ish Embassy. Informed the correspondent
of the Associated Press that the Embassy
knew nothing about Emperor William
having sent congratulations to Queen
Victoria on the occasion of the last Brit
ish success. This is confirmed in court
circles here.
COLOMBIAN REVOLUTION.
Prospects for Settlement of the Trou
ble Are Poorer Than Ever.
NSW YORK, March 3. A dispatch to
the Tribune from La Guayra, Venezuela,
say3:
' It Is believed that the prospects for
a rettlement of the revolution In Co
lombia are poorer now than they have been
for aome time. One of the most recent re
ports is that President San Clemente and
his cabinet have abandoned Bogota and
Anapolma and settled In Tena, north of
the capital. This, however. Is uncon
firmed, and there are other reports from
equally trustworthy sources, denying that
General Uribe, wlth his rebel army, Is
near Bogota.
A detachment of government troops un-
j der General Palacla had a fierce En
gagement with a band of insurgents re
cently dt a place called TIjeo, about 20
miles rrom Barranquilla. Both sides claim
the ylctory. It Is said the Insurgents
lost over 200 killed and wounded and ISO
were taken prisoners. Tho government
lost at least 1G0 men.
BritlMli .Flnjr in IJrnzII.
NEV YORK" -rnrr.i 1 Thn TTaroM'o
. correspondent In Rio Janeiro says a ru-
iuu iMa icuviien juiat ciiy mat uriusn
forces which are in Brazilian territory
near Rio Branco havo hoisted a British
flag. The authorities arrested some per-
CnnC Ctienaltnl rt a n f aA r rx n I m r4. l
I government. Several officers of th& Army
. finfl Xfl.w nrt flmnnp the Qii5rAtw1 rwn.
sons.
Impersonated an Officer.
NEW ORLEANS, March 3.-TulIus
Molse, who married Miss Bertha Varn
ken, of Dayton, 'O., under the name of
"Captain Clark," was tried before Com
missioner Craig, of the United States
Court, today on the charge of Imperson
ating a Government officer. He "was com-
mltted to the High Court under a bond of
51000.
"To Err is Human
f?
'Bui io err att ihe iime is criminaLor
idioiic Don't continue ihe mistake 'of
neglecting your blood, When impurities
manifest themselves in eruptions or 'when
disordered conditions of stomach, kidneys,
lever or bowels appear, take Hood's Sar
saparilla. It ivilt make pure, live blood
and put you in good'health.
&QM&&4
J!smmm
34 fcjBvjir
Catarrh Cure
L3 rB-ft
a 39IHJI B VLS&fl
I ever used
to aSI sufferers who
eruna Is a speclflNeljtts operation ur
on the mucous
membrane. It is
a , tonic which
strikes at the root
'of all catarrhal af
fections. It gives
tone to the minute
blood vessels and
tho terminal nerve
fi b e ts. Catarrh
cannot exist long
whero Peruna Is
j used Intelligently.
Peruna .seeks out
J catarrh in all the
' hidden parts of vhe
. body. When Pe
I runa, the great
! tonic, is used, the
Hon. John AY. Neff.
County Auditor for
Buffalo, N. Y.,
recommends
Peruna.
mucous mem
branes of tho
whole body are strengthened, making
catarrh an Impossibility.
I Peruna has no rivals, no substitt
j There is but one scientific, systemic
tarrh remedy, and that is Peruna.
Address The Peruna Medicine Co., .
lumbus, O., for a book treating of catarr
in its different phases and stages.
DOMESTIC
MACHINE SALE'
To make room for a -carload
machines to arrive shortly, wo are
making an enormous cut on prices
of Domestic. Eldredgo and othe
makes for either cash or easy pay
ments. An elegant quarter-sawed,
hand-rubbed, covered machine, for
?20. sold by others for $40 to $50.
A fine oak. drop-head, complet
attachments, for $27 50. An elegai
quarter-sawed oak case Domesf
machine, covered head, for $30, woij
.$G0. Another elegant quarter-saw
oak case, drop-head, ball-bearlnj
for 530, well worth 565. Also the j
est hard-rubbed sycamore case, bl
bearings, drop-head, for only ..
worth 573. If sold on Installments, $a
extra is charged for cost of making
collections. All machines sold by ua
are guaranteed for 10 years. Wo havo
no agents to bother the life out of
you, thereby saving you tho cost of
agent's commission.
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In fact, I seemed to get worse all
tha while. I took almost every so
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not reach the disease. At the advice
of a friend, I then took S. S. S..
and began to improve. I continued
the medicine and it cured me com
pletely, and for ten years I have
never had a sign of the disease to
to return."
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