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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1900.
Great Britain Is Celebrating the
News from Africa. i:
CRONJE RECEIVES DIE HONOR
III Achievement, la HoUUnf la Check
Lord Roberto' Amy, Is rTormbly
- CaaaMtodrpM. -j
LONDON. Feb. 28, (Wednesday,,
4:30 a. m. From John O'Groats to
Landsend, there has been cheering for
. the queen, and a universal -singing of
the national anthem. This mutual con
gratulation is the Briton's way of cele
brating the most cheerful day of the
war. Already he is taking stock of the
situation, and measuring: the future.
There is no disposition to overestimate
the success. The government enter
tains no illusion. As announced in the
house of commons, 10,000 additional
troops will immediately go out, and the
encctive army will be kept near 200,000.
Lord Kooerts has done more than to
capture 4000 Boers and a- few ''guns,
he ia itlin striding distance of one of
the Boer . capkais, and is master of a
ji.'iic uinct of the Orange Free State,
lie has given a shock to Boer cortfi
uvuee, and immeasurea'bly restored The
,,-i-uu ot his own troops. In capturing
Cfunje Jie has taken a leader; whose
jirtatnc alone was worth thousand to
:!c Uuer cause.
"1 hi- oiuion here is that the
Ti.iiv.ia'cra are ttriain to continue the
t ta y.iii uuuitmuhed valor, but it is
n.-it i'(ru.;i uoai tiie Free Staters.
I. r 1 KuLcris has not a.lowed a corps
(,! : -i:.1j:vc vtrmrs wun nun, w jur
iiiin iiarrative as yet, ana
1 nc '
. 1 ; 1
y.-ri- oaic points in doubt. I It is
vV:.r '.iciucr the' 4000 prisoners
"iiost liikta 111 small parties be
: the ru;-.tula::ja. Yvivat has be
. tin- r--t urtiic Boers who held
AU r' T-vi'trr.tm iines, and where are
1.!,.: jiui! , iiic smallness of Cron
1 ' rtfc i-.iw. ti sonic wonderment,
he. i.Hfr; j papers. iWithout excep
:. i i: nt:H .11 the achievement of
I'. n !-.4K r and i.is men in holding
,.r ;i-n lUyi, kjree from six to
-. tEt.Ht-s .large as their j own.
1 .i.:nr is ur more generous
rv t'lrtf i-i dvtcat. I
tlrtf hi d
kru.sfr- f;s!Jer is having a hard
(i Ni!. i; i evident now. after
iiyhtmy, that he was mis
v :ti 1 there was onl
ettjr.l ivt-,vcen him and
Ajip.irt ntl- some of the
ti.:lfip-.i- ot.the! war tookSplact
at ;'.! tt.d t wtvkf -i an arraistk
-iv ?:! t -j'l'vr.- attendance
the vuidt a-i the burial of th-
! ri. io:U .-d.-'r.n;st have lost heav
vv. A: arty 'K.i'tnt. however.' the
nr.vi v fniih' f General Buller-s-v-
Fri-1 ay win begin the fourth.
th oi ire siege of the garrison,
vi. i seemingly ih a position, where
to do anything to help
Si VliKE FIGHTING, j..
.'iJn. Feb. 28. A special dispatch
'ruT'i (.V'.-nso. dated Tuesday. ; Feb
ri'.irv ,i)i says: "The BoeTSj are en
ai.jvnrinc to outflank us and severe
A TI KKIF1C STRUGGLE.
O'mso. Feb. 2$. (Sunday). In the
.I'lir-.m 4 E-nmskiliins on- Friday eve
ning, to rush the Boer position on Fie-u-r
s hill, the Boer fire was so terrible
when the infantry emerged from the
cover of the trees, that almost .every
man in the leading half of the company
fell wounded. The advance line of-' the
British reached Donga, in front pf the
first Boer trench, which was not ap
parent until they were actually in it.
The Boers retired to the crest and then
reftrned on either flank of the Ennis-l-Tins.
enfilading thc captured Dongs
vi:h a terrible cross-fire. Finding it
Hipos'sible to advance or to hold the
position, the British fell back and en
trenched themselves half way up the
hi 1 The Boers maintained a heavy,
fire . '' :;
In the -course of the flight, the" Dub
lin fusiliers and Con-naughts arriving to
s'tport the Enniskil'ins: a determined
'.Tort wis made to take the Boer posi
tion Thi alo failed. The heavy fire
i-.n.ii'tt'nt trotisrhotit the nightj The
l".'i:k:llirs !rt -fourteen out of peyen
tc:i t'il.c r Jelled nnd wminded. and
nlxuit -'o on-ci;n-?ni$?ned "officers
and -mrn 5UHe.I and wott:jde,f:- " Tcday
ariiii'.ti.'e airrcod ir'-ti t tnab'e
Imj'i :K- to -Vrtllcct" their';" dead and
wuijtvlt-.l. the nKT.'amv having. had
ei liuvr !p, bur Jhev scout the
i'U'.i that the British will compel them
r.i";v the siege of Ladvsmith.f
FOl'K THOUSAND, j
f vW Vv .fir-e p. m -It is
iv rnnounccdlct RcVrts has noti
fied i'k mr.oll.ro i'.i it t'le number of.
. 1-kt pri rs -approximates '4nno. of
iwlwt-h nNiut i.tx are- crfixens of the
Omvico I'rt-e State. he remainder are
cilit :i F the Ttarfsvaa!; .
OFFICERS . C.IT:UREDj
-i-oifUf . '-.FA, jTwenty-nine
Trr.t.va5! ouH-tri-ere ciiptnrcd, n'd
eiarhtern Free State (seers were jnade
I'ri.-w.fr' The on cafrt-d from the
I'r:.r. -i;d forces trr three r-vcertti-ntcter.
-Kr a:ps.- ni n: ine-p;m.kl's and
i-r.c Masr-'it cnn. - Frm tl;e Frc - Stat
ers the British .-a!.!ured one r.Wf nti
!iicter Krr.;'p anl niie M.ixi-ji m.
Kohi-ivrb k::i'okt. j
I.miJ n.'.lri'. J7 Tin war liiwc
tccvvM .'' i V d -.-Hi. hi t'rn;
"Paardcbcrg. Feb. 27 (Tuesday II a.
m.)- At 3 a. m. today a most dashing
advance was made by the Canadian reg-
Laent and Some of the engineers, sup
j ported by the. First Gordon Highland
ers and the Second Sbropshires, result
ing in our gaimng a point seme 600
yards nearer the enemy and within
about 80 yards of his trenches, where
our men entrenched themselves and
maintained their positions until morn
ing, a gallant deed worthy of our col
onial comrades, and which I am glad
to $ay was attend by a conrparatiydy
slight loss. '
"This apparently clinched ' matters,
for at daylight a letter signed by Cron
ie. in -which he stated that he surrend
ered unconditionally was brought to.
our outposts under a nag 01 truce. In
my reply I told Cronje that he must
present jhimsetf at my camp, and that
his forces must come out of their laager
after laying down their arms. By 7 a.
m. I received Cronje and dispatched a
telegram i to you announcing the fact.
"In the course of conversation Cron-
ie asked for. kind treatment at our
hands, and also that his wife, grandson,
private secretary, adjutant and servants
might accompany him wherever he
might be sent. I reassured and
told him bis request would be complied
with. I informed him that a general
officer would be sent with him to Cape
Town to insure his being treated with
proper respect en route. He will start
his afternoon under charge of Major
General Prcttyman. who will hand him
over to the General commandinz at
Cape Town. .
i "The prisoners, who numbered about
Tooo. will be formed into commands un
der our own officers. They will also
I'eave here today, reaching Modder Riv
r tomorrow, whence they will be railed
o Cape Town inl detachments."
! TBe above dispatch was read in both
The house of lords and the house of
-otnmons today. The reference to tht
Canadiaris evoked immense and pro
'onced cheering. Balfour, governmen
-eader in the house of commons, sai4
ie bad no information relative to thf
Boer guns. 1.
Krtnua! Conference of Leading Colleg
Men in Chicago Yesterday.
Chicago, Feb. 27. The annual con
ervnee of the department of superinten
lence of the National Educational As
lactation (opened in University Ha
ure today. Tiie department numbers
imonjj its members, more than fort;,
"residents and matiy professors ard
yperintendents of schools and the larjrt
indience which gathered today inchtii
tl some of the most distinguished edr.
rotors in the' country. Superintend tr
ndrews. of Chicago, delivered tht
opening address, and after the responr
President Downey, President Nich
Mas Murray Butler, of Columbia Un;
rsity. was introduced to speak on th"
"Sfattis of Education at the Close :
At the afternoon session. State Super
::!ndnt Brottne. of Olympia. read .-
:nper on " Some Possible Innovation
ii School Administration." which w.-?t."lrv-f.j
by a formal discussion of'th;
i- R IGHTFUL DISASTER ON A
fvernl Persons Killed and a Number
Badly Injured A Crowded (
Parlor Car Crushed. - ' '
KANSAS CITY, Mo, Feb. 27. The
'ast St. Louis day express, due to ar
ivet in Kansas Cty at 5:45 this even
ng. was; delayed by a freight train.
v'?;ch stuck in the snow, drift two mile
i:;h of ! Independence, Mo,, abo:"
.velve miles out of Kansas City. Th
:r. Louis local passenger train, running
a minutes behind the fast express
ame on through the blinding snow
i torm and crashed into the expres
rain ahead, the engineer having failed
n the driving snow, to see the danger
ignal which the fast train had sen:
The parlor car in the rear of the fast
rain was literally cul in two. Fire
idded to the horrofs of the wreck
oa's from the furnace of the shatterec
ngincj having fallen among the debri?
f the! splintered coach, and soon the
.vhole jwreck-was ablaze. Two or mor
crsorvs, it is believed, were burned.
The list of dead and seriously in
ured, jso far as known; is as fbilows:
Mrs. J.i G. Schmidlapp. a bankers wifv
f Cincinnati, instantly killed; unknown
voman; body consumed in the wreck
The injured are: J. G. Schmidlapp.
f Cincinnati, will recover; Mis
Schmidlapp. Cincinnati, scalded." will
ose sigit of both eyes: Mrs. J. Balecke.
Cincirjiati, mother of Mrs. Schmidlapp,
badly scalded, eyesight lost, may re
cover; W. A. Vaughn, Cincinnati, a
i.'wspaper reporter, scalded and right
rr:i cruihea, amputation necessary; L.
Shcld-"n. . Scdalla, assistant superin
r.U-n: t ,'c'efrraph of the Missouri
iu ;iic. ja: nfu'lv scalded : Brakemnn
vrank 'MV'Aiee, St. Louis. bad:y bn's
Mrs. .Uzabeth Peters. Kansas City,
dlded; Mrs. tirzabeth Lee,' Cir.cin
iii;i.i Fcalded. . All of the injured have
een brought to the University hos
pital in Kjansas City.
Vpl A TROLLEY LINE. .
New York, iFeb. 27. A bill pending
iu Mhe iw York legislature ' repeals
li. a :t ff'bitlinjr the construction of
i :j:r(::r, oil the Albany and New York
iM road. which is a continuation of
Hrtutlwav .The bKI is said to be in .the
s.ijiYst syndicate in which John D.
Ro:kejelitfiLev-I ;P.-' Morton and J. P.
Morgan '.prif reported, to be interested.
Thi? syndicate, it is said, proposes to
construct t'rc'ey-car l;nes between the
snore pro-perons Hndson River towns.
.m.i thn connect these lines so. as to
irm a contjnnous line from New York
to Albany. '-. ;
Agatha Yo:t visit vour new neigh
ior a greaj: id: a'. don't you? , . .
A.i'.luS'if'j m very briillant. I
hear. 'I supi-c tn.it ts the reason yoa
nro 4 taken up with her?'
Amanda A Veil er'-not exactly. Her
cook makes such lovely pancakes. In
ALL WILL EXPLAIN
Montana Legislators Called Be
fore Senate Committee.
TEil OF THEIU FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Tbelr Bjtak AccsuU Are IaTMtlfsUd and
They Hut Show Where Their
. Money Cams From.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 The pro
ceedings of the senate committee on
privileges and elections, in the case of
Senator Clark of Montana, today dealt
with the bank accounts of some of the
members of the Montana legislature.
One of these accounts was that of Rep
resentative Step-hen Bywater, of Flat
head county, who deposited $15,000 in
the Bank of Montana, at Helana on the
3d of last (March, after the adjournment
of the legislature. By-water was put on
the stand. He said that he had brought
$6000 of this sunt to Helena with him.
md kept it in his trunk ill winter, while
$5000 had been received from his broth
er as purchase money on the sale of
mining stock. He declared that he had
not received any .pay for.ihis vote for
Clark for he senate, but said that
Whiteside' had told him. that he could
?et $5000 for supporting Clark.
HARRY MILLER NAMED.
Receives Appointment as Consul to
Chung King, China.
Washington, Feb. 27. The president
las nominated Henry B. Miller, of Or
ron, tq' be consul at Chung King,
(Mr. Miller is one of the best known
business men and politicians in the
tate. In 1887-89 he -represented Jose
phine county in the state senate, and
nbsequently , represented that county
i the assembly, and in both houses
vas an active ieader. For many years
ie was engaged in the manufacture of
A'hite pine lumber at Grants, Pass. fIn
t-cent years he has devoted his atten
ion almost exclusively to fruit culture,
n which . he has been very successful,
laving large orchards in Southern Or
f on. For a while Mr. Miller served as
resident of the State Agricultural Col
.cse at Corvallis. He is now president
i the horticultural board of the state,
uid was in one campaign a presidential
ector. Though notA lawyer,, Mr.
Miller is an effective speaker, and in
olitics and business a very active, en
fgetic man. The position tendered
iim pays a salary of $2000 per annum).
In Greece the man must have seen
it least 14 summers, and the woman 12.
LONELINESS OR WASHINGTON
Impression of the Capital on a Stranger
Without Social Connections.
Washington, Feb. 17. A loneliness
wngs over and about the national cap
!al for the man or woman who has not
assed the social dines. Within the
ines there is no other city in, the coun
ty so full of pleasures. Perhaps it is
his knowledge that causes those with
ut to. feel the sense of solitude which
it times becomes oppressive.
The stranger in the city sees the cap
.tol, the congressional library, the.mon
imen, the White House, the depart
nemt buildings, the Corcoran art gal-;
ery, the statues and he has seen all.
If he is in a hurry be can do the town
n a few days. Then he treads the wide
thoroughfares, some of them so wide
hat he can scarcely shout from one
ide to the other so as to be heard; in
.hese walks he soon wearies for there is
1 sameness in all he sees. People come
o look alike. These people are from
ill parts of the country, but if they lin
ger long enough they walk in the same
eisurely gait, they have the same stare,
here is a striking likeness in their
Iress. and finally they drift, uncon
sciously, into the same manner of
peech. This speech is a compound of
.he dialect of the different parts of the
South. The nasal twang is never hear.d
: n Washington.
When the stranger sees one shop
window he has seen all. They are
dressed alrke. When he has walked
or; an hour he has looked at all the
tores in the town. Day after day,
n'eek after week, month after month,
they never change. -
Whenever one goes outside of the
rircumscribed business centre there is
the appearance of rest and ease. The
hversity in architecture is not great.
If one house has a striking facade the
Impression quickly disappears from the
riid because of blocks and blocks of
;!er houses which look as if they were
rihnncd by an architect with one idea.
Everywhere there U the front yard and
its iron fence. Somebody has made
mr.ney fn iron fencing Washington
There is no apparent reason for an en
closure anywhere in the city. - Where
people leave" their front doors unlocked
as is the; custom' in Washington the
Yn re would seem to he useless. ,'
When darkness falls upon the city
the sense of loneliness i accentuated
to fhe stranger, or the person who lives
here and has no social privileges. Ex
cept for a few weeks following an in
auguration, the corridors of the hotels
ore as quiet as untenanted rooms. If
prrchancc one finds a chair occupied
ft I'll i. , 1 . j : ! : I ; i : r ;r .: r : i , j . r : r n.
THE HAWAIIAN BILL
Senate Has Agreed to ! Vote on
the Measure Today.
QUArS CASE DISCUSSED TUESDAY
Tarley Calls Attention to Action In th
Corbett Cm Preeednt at!"
' th AppUcnnt. i
WASHINGTON, Feb. j 27 The
senate today agreed to take the final
vote on the Hawaiian government bill
tomorrow. t !
: 1 I .
;'' THE QUAY CASE.
Washington, Feb. 27. In a speech
in the senaite today, oft the ! resolution
against seating Quay, Senator Turley
said: - - ,
"Are we to say, in 1898, when Cor
bett was knocking at the door of the
senate, one thing, and in 1900, when
Quay is knocking at the doors, another
WEPT BY FLAMES.
Newark, New Jersey, Visited by the
. New Yorlc, Feb. 27. The greatest
fire that Newark, New Jersey, ever ex
perienced, swept through the retail dry
goods district tonight, destroying score
or more of buildings. The Joss is es
timated at over $1,000,000. i The fire
destroyed W. V. Snyder?s department
store at Broad and Cedar streets, . and
its stock, worth $500,000; the building
adjoining occupied by J. M. Mantz and
others; TV B. Allen's confectionery
store; C B. Peddie's truk : store; the
rear of David Strauss' department store
and L. S. Plautz's dry goods stores; W.
T. Rae's jewelry store; P. J. Carrigan's
drug store, an(L a number of small
stores, and Bierman's pawn shop.
Four firemen were buried iunder the
walls. Captain Walter Harison jand
Fireman Thomas Brown, were taken
out unconscious, and may be! fatally in
jured. The other two firemen ; were
severely injured. r j
' WHERE THE WATER WENT.
L. L. Dayton, of Pittsburg, in talk
ing to a New York Tribune reporter
of fires, said: '"The effect of fires on
certain people, especially women, j is
very curious. Everyone knows the an
cient anecdote about the man who flung
the looking-glass from the upper win -
Jdow of a burning house, and then care
! fully shouldered a featherbed down
' st2irs. Personally, from an experience
I once had,.! have always believed that
the occupant, in most cases, is a man
whose manner tell too plainly that he
also is a stranger, and a representative
of that class shattered, politically, by
the civil war.
The hoof beats of a single horse on
the asphalt pavements are so clear and
distinct as to attract attention. As the
sound becomes fainter and is lost the
silence deepens. A single person's
passing is noticed. He turns the cor-,
ner, disappears, and ten or fifteen min
utes are measured off by the strokes of
the clock before another comes.
At night, as the stranger walks about,
there are the cold gray columns of, the
department (buildings before which arc
lights swing to and fro throwing ghost
ly shadows on the wall. The White
House, standing well back ;from the
wide street, looks like a I stack 1 of
shrouds. ; Stop before this structure
long enotfgh, and one will see spectres,
for the place is full of the memory of
strange incidents. What j political
hopes have heie been crushed! What
ambitions have here been wrecked!
If the stranger passes to the east and
looks through the night toward the cap
itol. there in the dlsiance. clean cut
against" the sky, is the great 'dome.
Never a light twinkles from this cap
of the halls of congress. The longer
one Iffoks at it the more it grows, un
til one almost fancies it hanging from
; But the iMonument is the .sight that
completes the sense of loneliness. It
rises out of the ground as if it had no
foundation.' There is not a -step or "a
break in the barren hill upon which it
stands. The single mountain rising
from a plain., the lone tree on a waste
of prairie, the white sails of a solitary
ship at sea. are not so lonely, as this
moitnirnit e rti'ght. It has Ibeen said
that it is the one thing in Washington
which cannot be .hid. that, igo where;
one will, it l is still in sight. This is
nearly true. 3 Whatever there ifto be
said by way of commendation of this
unornamented shaft towering 555 feet:
whatever , it commemorates. it 1st- the
cne thing which the stranger, man or
woman, inclined to brooding shou'd
avoid. r By night, especially, is this
true, i Not because" k is less: overpow
ering j'than great cathedrals i and ttm
ples, or the stars in their courses, but
because k is cold, forbidding voiceless.,
weighing heavily upon the earth and
upon the heart of the beholder whose
loneliness finds ia this white sentinel
send tor circulars:
GET OUR PRICES CI HOP WIRE
NO. 59 STATE STREET.
story to be true. ' We were at dinner
at my home one night, when the door
bell was rung with such violence as. to
summon me tfrortt the table to the door
without waiting for a servant to answer
it: An ' excited .and stammering man
there informed me that the third story
of my house was on fire, and upstairs I
went three steps at a time, followed by
my entire household. A friend of my
wife; who was stopping with us, had
carelessly left her window open and
the gas burning. On a chair under
neath the jet she had piled clothes until
they nearly reached the burner, and a
breeze brought the light in. contact
with the pile. While the fire was still
confined to the pile of clothing, as the
chair was directly .in front of the win
dow, it looked from the outside as if
the entire room was cm fire. Calling
for water, I seized the pitcher, and by
judicious spraying the names with its
contents succeeded in putting the. fire
out without -the necessity for further
assistance. The next room was the
nursery, and my ' wife and her friend,
rushing in there in search of water,
came upon the tub in which the child
had just been given his nightly bath.
This they bore in triumph back to the
guest room, but by this time I had the
fire out, and, as they saw no other place
to throw it, I'm blesesd if they didn't
chock it over me. Luckily I was too
mad to say anything, and could only
sputter when that dirty water struck
me, otherwises,! would have been guilty
of language- not customarily used in
the presence tirf women. I simply tell
you this .story as an instance of the
paralyzing effect of fires on certain peo
ple, for neither of those women could
be brought to a realization of what they
had done for some time."
THE TORN NOTE. f
Lord Campbell, who wrote the lives
of the lord" chancellors, and Broug
ham's among the rest, tells a curious
story as to his relations with the Times.
Brougham, when he was in his prime
was; the most feared and the least be
loved of great men. While he was chan
cellor some coolness sprang up between
him; and other leaders of the Whig par
ty, and Mr. Barnes, then the editor of
the Times. One day while Brougham
was sitting in chancery he receiveLthe
following leter from Lord Althorp:
"Dear Brougham, what I want to see
you about is the Times whether you
are to make war on it. or come to
terms. Yours ever, Althorp." Broug
ham tore up the letter and answered it.
A reporter picked up the fragments,
pasted them together, and took the re
stored letter to Mr. Barnes. He, hav
ing occasion to ask for some special
news that same night, and it being re
fused him, took for granted that Broug
harruhad decided upon "war." Like Mr.
Kruger he resolved to open nre himseh
1 1 rn-tf c rv In nrrir tprrnr into t!lf
camps of the enemy. This he did in a
leader which appeared next morning.
As it turned put the inference he drew
was a false one. and itwas the report
er's baseness that started the ball roll
ing, and so a political battle was fought
out on a crime, which was quite a blun
FIRST COACHES IN LON
Ridinsfwas' the onlr alternative . to
walking at the beginning of Elizabeth's
reign, and a lady never rode
six or seven serving men to farry
tire suitable to all contingencies.
and the means to repair a toilet which might
suffer on the journey. To d:miinish this
cost coaches came into use. Tjiiey were
introduced in 1564 by a" Duttfh coach
man of the queen; but we are told "a
coach was , a strange monster : in those
days, and the sight of it put both man
and horse into amazement; onie said
it was a great crabshell brought out of
China, and some imagined it. to be one
of the pagan temples in which, the can
nibals worshiped the devil. f'j But at
length these doubts were cleared and
coachmaking became a sibstantial
trade. So rapid was the iiidrease of
coaches that in 1601 an acfl lof parlia
ment was passed "to restram the ex
cessive and superfluous use of coaches
within this realm." In spite f tn's in
novation, no method could bje devised
which made locomotion j pleasant
through streets which were alternately
torrents of dirt finding their way to the
Fleet ditch, and thick deposi :s of black
mud, which furnished a ready weapon
to any one who wished to express dis-
approbation. It is difficult
picture London without eithef cabs or
omnibuses. Bishop oi . London m
DAWSON CITY'S FIRE BRIGADE
The Engine Is Drawn by a!
There is here in Dawson (fty one of
the most remarkable fire hri trades in
f the world. The engine is drawn by
a team of dogs, and the siiht of this
team driving through the j streets of
Dawson- City, with the fire engine trail
ing behind, is one of the mjsst unique1
exhibitions in Alaska. The way the
horses .jump into their place when the
alarm sounds in an American engine
house has always been a source of pride
to the citizen spectator. The dogs are
not a bk less .active and intelligent than
the horses. The instant jtjhe' alarm
sounds in the fi rehouse of a Dawson
City brigade, the dogs are jalert, and
when tBe number of strokes! has been
given which announces the calling out
of the brigade, the clever animals im
mediately spring into" the plice where
their collars are ready to be snapped
into Dositicn. , , .1!
A few seconds later they are dashing
tnrougtt; tne streets of Dawson City at
full tiltj dragging the fire j apparatus
at theirheels, and tearing along in re
sponse to the cracking of the whips of
the drivers although they fully realized
the importance of their duties. When
the brigade turns out the streets of
Dawsonf'City are sure t be lined with
spectators, for the peopie. never tire of
watching their dog team dash through
the town. It is about the first .thing to
which a new arrival is introduced when.
Dawson's, attractions are on exhibi
tion. Corr. Washington Post. ; '
The fact that (the indorsement of Gov
ernor Roosevelt (for renomination was
forced on the republican machine is not
rendered less significant, because the
machine may not enthusiastically sup
port him.- ;
IT WILL PASS
Puerto Rican Tariff Bill Will Have
a Small Majority.
THE DEBATE ENDED YESTERDAY
Crowded Galleries Ureeted the Rlriu
Champions, DoUlvar and Bailey In
the Closing Arramen. .
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 The .
general debate on the Puerto Rico tar-
itt Dill ciosea tooay in a Diazc 01 glory.
The galleries were banked to the doors '
and every, seat on the floor was occu
pied when the rival champions of the
respective sides, -DolliveT. of Iowa, and
Bailey, of Texas, made the closing arg
uments. Each spoke for an hour and (
a half. .....
The speech of bailey, devoted as it '
was almost exclusively to tne legal
phase of the controversy while it was
profound and impressive, did not ,
arouuse the unbounded enthusiasm
which swept the galleries and floors
while Dolliver was speaking. The
Iowan was at his best, and his wit. elo
quence and sarcasm in turn drew salvos
of applause from his republican associ
ates. r t .
Before the closing speeches were
made. Cannon, "of Illinois, chairman of
the appropriations committee and one
of the veterans on the republican side, V
made an exceptionally effective speech
in support of the; bill. Messrs. Czr-SsJ
mack, .democrat of Tennessee Clayton,
democrat of Alabama; Kleberg, demo- '
crat of Texas; Pearce and Dc Armond,'
democrats of Missouri, had also made
speeches in opposition to the bill. The
republican managers are now confident .
that, with th.e modifications agreed up
on at the conference last night, the bill
will command a narrow majority in the
final vote tomorrow.
A MILITARY BILL-
Washington, Feb. 27. The house
f-ommittee on miiitary affairs today
acted favorably on the bill, trtvinir a .
the adiutant general Of the .army the
rank, of major-general. The bill is lim
ited to three subjects, viz: Promotion
n line: tenure of staff appointments and
:he relations between the staff and line, .
and the organization of the artillery.
It is' carefully framed to avoid rais
:ng the question oi the size of the .
army, which: it is understood, congress
: not now ready to discuss, and its
provisions are made applicable to any
army, of- whatever" size congress miy
determine upon. The provjsoin as to
!;ne promotion is that, every third pro
motion to the office of major, lieutenant-colonel
and colonel, shall be by se-!
tion, JeaviTig the other two-thirds to '""7
be as at present, by sen ority. This is
-lesigntd to afford some slight opor- .
timity for the 'recognition of exception
al ability and gallantry. Under the
fesent law which permits promotioji
only by seniority, the president is pro-
!i b ted trom recognizing meritorious or
gallant conduct; the most effective and
brilliant- service must go unrewarded,
,1 . 1. 1. .-. V. .'y . . .1 . -i - '
diiu me iiiuusikhh, uciulcu aim ain-
bitious yoiing man is precluded from
advancing himself by his own exertion
1 Jiair's breadth beyond the indolent,:
dull and inefficient man.- who is jn
able to perform duty to keep from oeing
turned out of the service.
The only objections teie, proposed
measure are thatvthere may be favoritism
in selections. Impartiality of selec
tion is safeguarded by the provision of
the biily that a promotion shall be mad,;
irom the list" of three officers, selected
from the grade from 'which the promo
tion is to be made, by a board of su
perior rank, convened for. that pur-
pose and sworn to make the selection
according to the merits and. fitness of , ;
the candidate, as shown by his service .
records. The sections relating to staff
organizations provide for the abolition
of the present system : 6f permanent
staff appointments, and for the substi
tution of details, from the line or , staff,
of Periods of four years, unless sooner
terminated by the president. ;
A PRINCE'S PURCHASE.
Pittsfield. Mas ' Frh --rTVi. TJ-
and of. Basilan, in the Philippines, is
reported to have been purchased by
Prince Poniatowski. of San Francisco,
for $500,000. The Prince, who fs- presJ
dent of the Standard Electric Company,
is in Pittsburg, buying electrical equip
ment. Basilan is twenty miles long,
lies southeast of Mindanao, and is val
able for its pearl fisheries and hemp,
trade. i . - 1 -
THE SOLDIER DEAD,
aan rrancisco, f eo. 27. in tne morn
fng the work of moving the dead from1
the transport Hancock will commence
The Hancock (brought 505 bodies ho;nej
whicb. with those that have been rctun-i
ed on other transports, make a total!
of 11.16 bodies received from the is-;
lands. The bodies will be tnct at thej
Presidio wharf by a detachment fomi
.Battery O.. Third ArtilleryJ-which will;
escort them to the building where theyj
will await the disposal of relatives. I
With August Belmont, Cornelius
Vandenbilt and William H. Baldwin,
Jr among the directors of the compa
ny, along with numerous other long-,
headed and resourceful gcrttlemen, the!
(underground railroad in New Yorkl
ought to be speedily a great and sue
cessful fact. . , ' 'l
The house in which John Rtiskin was.
bom is till in existence. It is an un-l
pretentious building in a quarter oi
London now given over to cheap lodg
ing houses. ; ,
General Shaf ter has waited nntil now
to say that the Boers are fijrhting better
than the bpamards did at bantiago.