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THE MORNING NEWS.
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S. H. FSTILL, President
CHINESE CRISIS IS SERIOUS.
MINISTERS JiKBU A FREE HAND IN
DEALING WITH IT.
Murder nnd Destruction Continued
by the ••Itosers*” and Not One ot
Them Hu* Bren Arrested or I*un
iit lied—A Fig-lit Near Pekin—Trou
ble Cropping Out Between Japan
und Kaiilt- Crafty Russia. Has
Offered China Troops.
Pekin, June 6.—The situation Is growing
steadily worse. Events move with such ra
pidity and affairs, owing to the excitement
of the natives, are so critical that the for
eign ministers hold frequent meetings.
They feel the need of a free hand for
energetic action, without a perpetual ref
erence to the home governments.
Sir Claude MacDonald, the British min
ister, Is wiring for seventy-five more
Native employes who have returned
from Feng Tat say they left the "Boxers”
openly drilling in the adajcent village.
A strong imperial edict, Issued this eve
ning, censures the “cowardliness of the
imperial troops" and orders the Viceroy
of Fc Chi Li and Gen. Jung Lu immediate
ly to suppress the "Boxers.”
The foreign ministers.at to-day’s meet
ing discussed the question of a special
audience of the Empress Dowager, but no
decision was reached.
"Boxers” Terrible Worle.
Tien Tsln, June 6.—The Chinese ser
vants of n Belgian engineer, who left
Pao Ting Fu two days after the Bel
gians, saw five foreign and two Chinese
dead bodies in the grand canal, one being
the body of a woman.
A "Boxer” placard threatens the ex
termination of the foreigners here on
It- is rumored that the ‘'Boxers” and
Catholic Christians fought at Tung Hu
Tuesday,' three Christians being killed.
H. M. 9. Barfleur has arrived, and the
Terrible is expected. .
One hundred and thirty-one British,
thirty-one German, fifty French and sixty
five Italian marinek have arrived here.
These reinforcements render Tien Tsin
Crista of First Mngnitnde.
London, June 7.—Affairs tn Chino are
gradually working up a crisis of the first
The morning papers think that the Brit
ish squadron is recognized as inferior tn
strength to the Russian, as well as the
Japanese. The Dally Telegraph says:
"We regret that Great Britain is too
much occupied In South Africa to settle
the Chinese business with a strong hand."
The Dally Chronicle says:
“The- foreign,office 000-ht co puhjlgh the
ofSlr Claude MacDonald (Brit
ish minister at Pekin) following the course
of the United States in publishing Mr.
It Is generally considered- that Interven
tion In some form Is necessary. The
Morning Post has the following from Pe
kin, dated yesterday:
"Report soys that the court party !•
collecting inside the city.
there Is increased uneasiness.”
The Pekin correspondent of the Times,
telegraphing yesterday, says:
"No train either left or arrived at Pek'n
yesterday (Tuesday). Further damage to
railways Is reported. The 'Bowr' move
ment is spreading unchecked throughout
Not One of Them Arrested.
"Not one ’Boxer’ has yet been arrested
or punished. Anxiety is increasing regard
ing the fate of the missionaries at ti e
various stations. At the meeting of the
Tsung LI Yamen yesterday (Tuesday) the
Japanese minister discussed the offer of
M. de Glop the Russian- minister, to give
assistance of the Russian troops in quell
ing disturbances. The Tsung Li Yamen
denied that the offer had been made, but
Russia did make it and the Chinese gov
ernment is quite capable of accepting sudi
The Times’ Pekin correspondent, In a
long mail article, dated April 23, which
deals with Russo-Japanese rivalry in the
Far East, expresses the opinion lhat war
between the two Powers is inevitable,
end that it cannot be long delayed, be
cause of Russia's Immediate Chinese de
signs and of the hatred of the Japanese
for Russia when they see her enjoying
•he fruits of Japan’s victorious war, to
the detriment of Japan.
The Times, referring to the Chinese sit
uation editorially, calls attention to the
Interruption of communications between
the coast and Pellln, and says:
"England cannot allow communications
to be Interrupted for any length of time
between her contingent at the capital nnd
the naval bnse upon which It depends.”
Concluding an elaborate survey of the
field, it says:
“To do nothing and let matters drift
Is to Jeopardize our vast Interests In the
Far East. To act Independently may not
he prudent In the existing circumstances,
but to allow any othar single Power to
act Independently might be worse than
to do nothing.”
HELENA TO GO TO TIE.V TSIN.
American Gunlmnt Will Aicrnd the
I’eS Ho River.
Washington, June 6.—Minister Conger at
Pekin cabled to-day that the situation was
worse at Pekin, and this statement, taken
In connection with Admiral Kempff's
alarming cablegram of yesterday an
nouncing that an engagement had begun,
decided the state department to strengthen
the naval forces nearest the scene of the
Accordingly a cablegram was sent to
Admiral Remey at Manila,directing him to
dispatch at once to Admiral Kempff's com
mand the gunboat Helena, or If that craft
Is not at Manila and ready for Immediate
service, then some craft of correepondlng
ly light draft and power.
The purpose Is to place at Admiral
Kempff's disposal on efficient warhlp ca
pable of ascending the Pel Ho river as far
up as Tien Tsln. Admiral Kempff’s flag
ship, ihe Newark, drawing twenty-three
feet of water, cannot ascend the river
safely beyond the Taku forts near the
entrance, bui the little Helena, drawing
only eleven feet, can safely ascend to
Tien Tsln, forty miles above. She wus
especially designed for service In these
Chinese rivers, and so Is likely to prove
much more effective than any other
of the foreign warships which can pass
the Taku forts and reach Tien Tsln. Bha
carries a battery particularly adapted to
dealing with such half organised mobs
•s the "Boxers." Beside her eight 4-inch
rapid-fire guns, she carries four 6-pound
er rapld-ftrers. four 1-pound rapid flrers,
two Colts, and one 3-Inch rapid-fire field
gun. She is commanded by Commander
Swinburne, and her complement Is ten
officers and 166 men.
Should lie There Monday,
In- view of the service ahead of her, it
Is expected that Admiral Remey will add
to this one or two companies of marines.
If the Helena leaves JdanJla to-day, she
should reach Taku next Sunday night or
Secretary Hay cabled Minister Conger
at Pekin an authorization to call for re
inforcements from Admiral Kempff, and
to make such disposition of his naval
force as he deems proper to protect the
American legation, and consulates, and
American interests generally.
The administration is still determined
that the United States government shall
continue on its independent course re
specting the Chinese situation, though
willing to go as far as possible to aid In
the restoration of peace and order in.
China. Therefore, Admiral ICempff has
not been instructed to join the other
naval commanders in the Pei Ho river in
A COLLISION WITH JAPAN
Might Follotv Russia's Landing n
Large Force at Taku.
Shanghai, June 6.—The soldiers dispatch
ed to attack the "Boxers” have fought an
engagement quite close to Pekin. Many
were killed on both sides.
In consequence of the representations of
Japan, the landing of a large Russian
force at Taku Is alleged to have been
stopped. It Is believed here that should
Russia persist in sending a preponderating
military force to the front a collision with
Japan will inevitably result.
Alarming reports are current here of
the hurried completion of the mobilization
of the Japanese fleet.
The Russian minister at Pekin, M. de-
Giers, has made another attempt to in
duce the Chinese foreign office to formally
request Russian assistance to restore or
der, but the offer has not yet been ac
Violent dissensions are reported to exist
between the Chinese commander-in-chief
of the forces, Jung lu, and Prince Chlng
Tuan, who tn accordance with the wishes
of the Dowager Empress, Is strongly sup
porting the cause of the "Boxers."
The mobs who murdered the English
missionaries Robinson and Norman muti
lated and disemboweled the bodies.
The station at Y’an Tin, three miles from
Pekin, has been burned.
The Brtlsh minister, Sir Claude Mc-
Donald, is reported quite ill.
SENDING FAMILIES AWAY.
Foreign i Legations In Pekin Fear
for Their Safety.
London, Jane S, 9.13 p. n.— A special
from Shanghai dated June 6 says the
members of the majority of <he legations
at Pekin, Including the members of the
British legation, are sending their fam
ilies away. It Is also said that several
prominent Chinese residents are leaving
There is nn unconfirmed report that two
Russian engineers havejaeen murdered at
Yu Chow Fu, northwes't of Port Arthur,
after their wives had been outraged.
The total damage done to the Chinese
railroads by the Boxers is now estimated
THEY ARE NOT IN' DANGER.
No Baptists From tlie South in the
Atlanta, June 6.—Advices have been re
ceived here from Dr. P. .fN Willingham,
secretary of the Baptist Foreign Mission
Bourd at Nashville, and Dr. W. R. Lam
buth of the Methodist Foreign Mission
Board at the same place, to the effect
that no missionaries In China, under the
direction of these boards, are in any dan
ger from the present “Boxer” movement
in that country.
MAY LEAD TO GIIEAT TROI BLE.
No Telling AVhnt May lie Outcome
of “Boxer” Question.
Vanqouver, B. C., Jufie 6.—Count von
Leyden, German ambassador to the court
of Japan, arrived by the Empress on his
“The ‘Boxer’ question," said the count,
“Is a most serious one in China. My own
country has sent troops to Pekin in co
operation with those of the other powers
and the outlook Is serious. The present
state of affairs cannot be pul up with, but
It Is to be hoped that the Empress Dow
ager will suppress the lawlessness.”
He went oil u> say that It was not so
much for China’s sake that the diplomats
feared but the European nations with the
United State* and Japan were so deeply
Interested that should strong measures
have to be taken, with China no one knows
what might happen. When he left the
combined forces from the represented
powers were sending troops to Pekin
merely as a demonstration.
“Of equrse,” he said, “a few hundred
men can do very little, but It may be the
beginning of greater things."
Think* Japan AVonld Win.
Vancouver, B. C., June 6.—Admiral Sly
E. R. Fremantle, for years In charge of
the Indian 'and Chinese squadrons, arriv
ed to-day from the Orient. He raid that
he thought Japan and Russia would sure
ly fight. He said that he could make no
statement as to England's probable coursv
In the event of war, but said that Japan
was in the right, and she would win.
LI IIYNG CHANG IN FAVOR.
Dowager Emprru Ha* Conferred
Square Drngon I pon Him.
Vancouver, B. C., June 6.—Advices
brought by the steamer Empress of Japan
"LI Hung Chang Is again In high favor,
the Dowager Empress of China having
conferred upon him the highest decora
tion at hef disposal, lhat of the square
Much comment, but little grief has been
heard In Pekin over the violent death of
Li Lien Yen, the favorite eunuch of the
Empress Dowager. He had amassed a
fortune of 38,000.000 tnels and Is alleged
to have been poisoned by relatives who
desired his fortune. He died after three
Washington, June 6.—filte President to
day nominated J. Z. WftUer to bo nn*t
muster at Burltngion, N. C.
SAVANNAH. GA., THURSDAY. JUNE 7, 1900.
CONGRESS HU A HARD SNAG.
TWO BRANCHES DEAD-LOCKED ON
THE NAVAL BILL.
House Refused to Accede to Senate
Proposition to Give Ocean Survey-
Work to the Navy Department.
Cannon Charged Conferees With
Failure to do Their Duty—He Se
cured New Conferees After Hathcr
a Fiery Debate.
Washington, June 6.—After everybody
had felt assured of adjournment this
evening without any trouble, the Repub
licans of the House got Into a wrangle
among themselves nnd the result was a
recess until to-morrow at 10 o’clock.
The trouble came from a rather unex
pected. source. Nobody would have been
particularly surprised If there' had been
longer disagreement over the armor plate
item in the naval bill, but when the Re
publicans executed their surrender to the
trust on that item-, everybody expected t(ie
bill to go through without further delay.
They were disappointed, however, and
the cause of their disappointment Is the
Item Intended to take from the const and
geodetic survey, much of its work, and
hand It over to the navy.
The navy people have been pulling hard
for this work, and the Senate has been
with them; but the House, under the spe
cial leadership of Cannon, chairman of
the Appropriations Committee, has made
a fight for the Coast and Geodcdic Sur
vey, claiming that the Senate provision
would kill that branch of the government
To-night there was developed among the
Republicans a lot of bad feeling. Cannon
attacked the House conferees, charging
that they had not acted In good faith..
This -brought on a general fight with
Foss, chairman of the qpmmlttee, and
Grosvenor and others. There were charges
and counter-charges of a highly Interest
ing nature, and these brought on the
sharpest kind of an exchange of person
Finally Cannon succeeded In doing
something that Is very seldom done, and
that was to bring about the substitution
of anew set of conferees. This was a
distinct slap at the House conferees, and
was made more pointed by the fact that
the new conferees nTe not members of
the Naval Committee, ’but outsiders.
Some Startling: Disclosures.
During the exceedingly sensational de
bate Mr. Cannon, the chairman of the Ap
propriations Committee, made some start
ling disclosures as to the manner In which
Commander Todd, the hydrographer of
the navy, had waged his campaign agatnat
the stand taken by (he i ßut so in favor of
th* roast and- geodetic survey doAnr ocean
survey work, it was following this that
the House rejected the conference report
by an overwhelming majority and the
speaker took the: almost unprecedentel
course of appointing new conferees on the
part of the House who are not members
of the Navel Committee.
The debate was one cf the bitterest and
most heated or the session. Mr. Cannon,
in the excitement of the moment, took off
his collar and necktie and with sleeves
rolled up aroused the House tb a tr°mend
oua pitch of enthusiasm as he d-alt (he
conferees sledgehammer blows. The gal
leries, crowded to the doors, cheered the
picturesque fight of the grizzled old veter
an until the ceiling rang.
The conferees defended thpir course e
best they could and Mr. Foss, acting
chairman of the committee, resented with
bitter language the charge that he had
betrayed the House. Hot words wer,
bandied back and forth, but the Houaa
was In an ugly mood end. was resolved to
fight the Spnate to a finish.
The appointment as conferees of Mr.
Cannon, Mr. Moody and Mr. Shafroth. all
of whom are In sympathy with the House
position, assures no surrender cn their
part until the House itself shall direct
them to yield.
Hut Debate on Oceitn Survey*.
It was 8:30 p. m. when Mr. Foss present
ed the final report on the naval
propriatlon bill. ' A compromise had
been effected on the provision re
lative to ocean surveys, which ap
propriated 750 000 for hydrographic
surveys, while the House receded from
its provision abolishing the two years’
sea course for naval cadets, but secured
an amendment to the present law to per
mit nn appointment from each congres
sional district, every four years. Mr.
Foss said the Senate conferees had abso
lutely insisted on the provision relative
to ocean survey*.
Mr. Cannon, who had led the fight
against ocean survey*, under the direc
tion of the navy department, was not
satisfied. He declared It was reached In
the- teeth of the specific Instructions of
the House. He asked the slouse to re
ject the conference report.
Mr. Moody of Massachusetts, vigorous
ly demanded rejection, and said the ques
tion at issue was whether a “coterie of
naval officers, ’’ or the House was su
Mr. Cummings of New York said tha
Senate conferees had insisted on the
word “hydrographic." "It was.” he sa’d.
“simply the alternative of acceptlr.p that
word or staying here all nlgflt, and ios
slbly for several days.”
Work of Nnvy Department.
Mr. Cannon told how members had
been bombarded by letters ar.d tel gram*
In the Interest of this hydrographic work.
He had suspected that the.v were promrt
ed from the Navy Department and had
called on the secretary for all letters sent
out from there on the subject. The sec
retary had replied that there was nothing.
"I knew that letter was a falsehood In
substance," continued Mr. Cannon. “That
is strong language, but J aftcrwarl was
able to prove that the secretary as well
as the House had been Imposed upon by
the Bureau of Equipment.”
Mr. Cannon then related how subse
quently Secretary Long had ascertained
thnt the hydrographer, Commander Todd,
had sent out a circular letter without his
(Secretary Long's) knowledge, and for
that act had been suspended. He read
the circular letter which had gone to com
mercial bodies, boards of trade, maritime
exchanges, etc., appealing for Influence
and aid In forcing the appropriation bark
into the naval appropriation bill. He had
kept all these facts secret, he said, be
cause he knew the Secretary of the Navy
was an honorable man, and had been Im
posed upon. He hod been compelled to
disclose them, he said, In the Interest of
the public service and to vindicate the
honor and manhood of thfi House.
Amid great applause, he asked the
House to send the bill back to conference
with three conferees in sympathy with
tl)c sentiment of the House. The debate
CCcntlnueil on Fifth I’agc.J
TILLMAN, WON A VICTORY.
Bill Fassetl for llie Arttlenient of
South Carolina Claims.
Washington, June Tillman
has had a hard fight all along the line In
his efforts to get an adjustment of the
claims against the Unlfjbjt .States for
money expended by the Florida War, of
1812 and the Florida War of IKI
Strong opposition was manifested In the
Committee oil Appropriations to the
amendment offered by the Senator to the
sundry civil bill, but he finally succeeded
in having the amendment reported by the
oommUtee. When the annulment was
considered in the Senate it was the *ub
ject of much debate and rejected, but the
senator asked for a re.-offilderatiofi, and
after two hours of debate tt*e amendment
The House, however, reiuafcd Isle last
night to accept the action of the senate
on this item and the amemdinetu was do*
feated in conference. Senator TiUman an
ticipating this action had previously in
troduced e bill in the Sen-tig. pg.tvidlpg for
a settlement of these claim* tggalost the
government and at two odkJok las* hight
he called it up. No objection was raised
to its consideration, and after the debate
the bill was considered and nisscd by the
Senate. It was an unexpectediylotory and
the senator says he Intends to push the
matter at the next session at Congress.
Assistant; Librarian of the Senate Baker,
of South Carolina, has been,#! great as
sistance to Senator Tillraarm||f hi* fight
for the settlement of the tafljms of the
state. He prepared the stftemcnt of
facts nnd the precedents made by the dif
ferent aots of Congress upon which the
case rests. V\- . <
The President’s appointment of Naval
Cadet Walter Gordon Ropes- to be a lieu
tenant in the Marine Corps,' announced
yesterday, was evidently a mistake. To.
day Mr. Roper’s name was sent tn by the
President for appointment as ensign, in
Hon. Pope Barrow of Savannah, former
member of the United StateWffeuate, was
on the floor of the Senate to-tijy, being In
troduced to members, by Senjtor Clay.
ALL MI'ST WORK ON H#’K FILE.
No Favoritism lo Be Ahnfi Influen
Havana, June 6.—The order of Copt.
Pitcher, polico magistrate, ttyt man sen
tenced to the rock pile, shall %il be treat
ed alike, being compelled to work, has
provoked quite a storm of hostile com
ment in .the local papers, '■
It has been, the custom foi**iw>n having
money or friends, and lnfiuslice, jiot to
work when sentenced. Capt, Pilcher di
rects that every man must Work, or be
confined in a cell with water.
For this Step the Am*r*rtwSSlßt'Havan
give him unstinted praise.
A mass meeting and procession were
held in honor of Gen. Maximo Gomez
last night, and were a great success.
Several thousand were, tn line, which In
cluded four bandil of music, and a large
torchlight procession. Gen. Gomez made
a short address. In whiph he said that
the people could rest assured that their
wishes for absolute Independence would
soon be gratified.
GOVERNOR WAS APPEALED TO.
New Conductors and Motormen Are
Going Jo St. Louis.
St. Louis, June 6.—A delegation of Bt.
Louis business men, which went to Jef
ferson City to-day to urge Gov. Stephens
to call out the stale militia to preserve
order in St. Louis, returned to the city
late to-night. They said that the Governor
told them that he would not take any
action in the matter until he came to St.
Louis. He will come here to-morrow.
Five hundred moiormen and conductors
formerly employed by railways of Balti
more and Philadelphia will drrlve here
within the next twenty-four hours to take
the places of the strtkere. Itecruiis from
Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and
Cleveland will swell the number to six
TRAINING SHIP HARTFORD.
Carried Men for the Indians nnd the
Philadelphia June 6.—The old United
States frigate Hartford, used 1 for a train
ing ship, arrived at the navy yard late
this afternoon. The Hartford brought 400
Inndsmen for the battleships Indiana and
Massachusetts from Hampton Roads,
which place she left yesterday under hur
Rear Admiral Casey said to-day that
the order to place the Massachusetts and
Indiana In readiness was simply for the
purpose of mobilization. It was an emer
gency call, such as Is practiced In other
MAJ. SMITH DISMISSED.
He Failed to Lend Seventy-Oral at
San Juan Hill.
Albany, N. Y., June 6.—Gov. Roose
velt to-day issued an order to-day dis
missing Maj. Clinton H. Smith, of the
Seventy-first Regiment, from the service
of the National Guard, because MaJ.
Smith failed to take command of the
Seventy-first Regiment ot the battle of
San Juan Hill, and lead it Into the fight,
when Col. Downes, Its commander, had
failed to do so.
FIGHT OF CAKMR AND PO.WPEY.
Stated That It Did Not Take Place
London, June Athens correspond
ent of the Dally Express says the re
searches of Capt. Douemanis show that
the great battle fought In tg B. C., be
tween Julius Caesar and Pom pay, which
has been supposed to have occurred In the
neighborhood of the Thessalian city Phar
salla, took place near the modern Kar
dltaa, fifty miles northwest.
NYlieel Works Burning.
Richmond. June 7, 2:20 a. m.—The Vir
ginia and Carolina Wheel Works, Just 1,.
low the city, are afire and burning fierce
ly. It is thought the big plant will prove
a total loss. #
Post Exchange Burned.
Albuquerque, N. M., June The Poet
Exchangp and Cqpteen buildings at Port
Wingate were totally destroyed by fire to
night. Borne of the commissary stores were
ARMOR PLATE UPSET PUNS.
TOOK SEVERAL CONFERENCES TO
REACH AGREE MEAT.
I’rnrose Proposition Adopted by the
Senate, Wat Finally Agreed to,
bat the Delay Prevented Adjourn
ment Yesterday—lt Leaves the
Price of Armor Plate to the Secre
tary of the Navy—Caused a Hursh
Debate In the Senate.
Washington, June 6.—lnability to reach
an agreement upon the naval appropria
tion bill, forced the Benate to abandon
the adoption of the House resolution for
final adjournment, to-day.
The armor plate question, which, for
five years has been a thorn In the side of
Congress, upset the calcfilatlona of the
Sienate leaders, and their well laid plans
It wak a day of strife and turmoil tn
the Senate. Early the conferees on the
naval bill reported a disagreement, and
ihc Senate was told plainly that the
House Would not consent to the amend
ment, providing for an armor plate fac
tory to be operated by the government.
The discussion of the Penrose compro
mise proposition, which was adopted, de
veloped an unusual bitterness of feeling,
and charges of robbery and political cor
ruption were hurled about the chamber
with an abandon which, If they bad not
fallen from the lips of grave senators,
would have been regarded as reckless.
Little worse ever was heard In the heat of
a political campaign.
Report on th> Naval Hill
When the Senate reconvened at 10 o'-
clock this morning, two or three minor
bills were passed, and recess was then
taken to await conference reports.
Mr. Hale presented a conference report
on the naval appropriation bill. It was
a disagreement upon all questions that
have been In dispute for three or four
days. Mr. Penrose offered the following
"That the Secretary of the Navy Is
hereby authorized to procure by contract
armor of the best quality for any or all
vessels above referred to, provided l such
contracts can be made at a price which.
In his judgment, la reasonable and equita
ble. but In case he is unable to make con
tracts for armor under the above condi
tions, he Is hereby authorized and directed
to procure a site for. and lo erect thereon
n factory for the manufacture of armor,
and the sum of Jt, 000 ,000 Is hereby appro
priated toward tha .erection of said fac
Mr. Butler Instated that what he wanted
was a government' Armor plant, and he
would be willing to pay almost any price
for armor that Is needed now provided,
that the construction of an armor plant
_hy- the government were made mandatory.
Was Attacked by Tillman.
Mr. Tillman attacked the amendment.
“The chairman of the Naval Commit
tee" (Hale), said he, "has declared that
the government is being robbed, and that
the armor trust has a knife at the gov
ernment's throat, and now it is proposed
to let them cut the government’s throat.
We are face to face with a scandal as In
famous as any In our history, second not
even to the great Credit Mobiller acan
Mr. Penrose Interjected with considera
"I resent the statement that there is any
suspicion of scandal In this or any amend
ment which I proposed.”
“I am making no persona] allusions,"
said Mr. Tillman. "I am simply atatlng
facts that are Indisputable. The'influ
ences behind the House In this matter
arc the shlp-bullders and the armor-man
Mr. Hale challenged the last statement,
saying he did not believe any such Influ
ences were behind either the House or
Mr. Teller of Colorado denounced the
Penrose proposillon and declared that no
scandal In our history will equal that
■which w-.'l grow out of "a surrender now
to this robber combine.”
Mr. Hanna of Ohio said the few men
determined to have a government armor
factory built were willing to sacrifice
everything else, and he wonted the armor
question taken out of the legislative
branch of the government in order to get
it out of politics. Mr. Hanna advocated
the Penrose proposition as a fair com
Mr. Elkins of West Virginia and Mr.
Quarles of Wisconsin pooh-poohed the
Idea of a scandal in leaving the armor
purchase question to the Secretary of the
. ■ Danii l Keeps I'p the Fight.
Mr. Money of Mississippi said the Sen
ate could not afford to abrogaie Its du
ties to any one, and Mr. Daniel of Vir
ginia urged the Senate to stand up to
the fight, which had been on for five
Mr. Daniel said that under the present
circumstance# we must buy our armor
plate from a notorious and unlverenl'y
recognised combine or build our own
plant. He had never heard that business
principles demanded that the buyer should
place himself entirely In the hands of the
seller, or that a man should employ an
agent to do eo for him that which he
could do for himself.
•"Why;” asked Mr. Daniel, "did the ar
mor plate manufacturers decline to ttll
the cost of the production of armor plale
when asked by the Senate Committee?”
Mr. Penrose asked permission to reply
to this Inquiry, and began by referring to
Mr, Dantel'a speech as a "reckless slate
mint and demagogic appeal.”
Mr. Daniel resented this characterisa
tion and refused to yield further. Contin
uing, he urged that there was no ermr
gency that should render It so necessary
to hurry the construction of the navy o*
not to take time to do that which should
be done tn the interest of the publtc wel
Amendment Was Adopted.
At 2:U> p. m., Mr. Hale asked for a
vote upon the pending proposillon, bit
Mr. Butler addressed the Sera’e In oppo
sillon >o a surrender by the Senate when
It was on the verge of victory. The Pen
rose proposition was then vo'ed upon and
agreed te, S? to *6, as follows:
Yeas: Allison. Baker, Carter, Clark, Cu'-
lom, Davis, Deboe, Depew, Atkins, Pair
banks, Foster. FYye, Onlllnger, Hamm.
Hanebrough. Hawley. Hoar, Kean, Kyle,
Lodge, Mcßride, MeComas, Moßnery, Mc-
Millan, Mason. Penrose, Platt of New
York. Platt of Connecticut, Prltelarf.
Proctor, Quarles, Bose, Scott, Sewell,
Shoup. Thurston, Warren, Wetmore, Wol
Nays: Bacon, Bard, Bate, Berry, Bev
eridge. Butler, Chandler, Clay. Cockrell,
Culberson, Daniel, Foraker, Harris, Hei
feld, Jonea of Arkansas, Kenney, Lindsey.
McLnurln, Mallory, Marlin. M ney, Mor
gan, Nelson, Perkins, Pettigrew. Pettua,
Rawlings, Simon, Spooner, Sullluu,
Taliaferro, Teller, Tillman, Turner, Ve t
The Senate then agreed to a further
The conference ’reports on the sundry
civil bill were agreed to, the Senate reced
ing from the one hitherto disputed minor
A resolution called by Mr. Pettigrew to
discharge the Committee on Edilcapon and
Labor from further consideration of the
eight-hour bill was Eld on the table, 33
At t:4O p. m. the Senate reces oJ until
6:80 p. m.
The Senate reconvened at 6:30 p. m. and
after being In session fifty-five minutes
without accomplishing anything took a te
cese until 8:26, when Mr. Hale announced
that the conferees oq the naval .appropria
tion had agreed to a final report.
Some Political Speeches.
To-night Senators Carter of Montana,
Mason of Illinois, Turner of Washington
and Money of Mississippi kept the Sen
ate on edge with rattling , political
Mr. Carter of Montana predicted victory
for McKinley this fall. The. first gun of
the campaign had been fired In Oregon,
which had given a Republican majority
of 10,000 in face of the Porto Rican tariff.
In face of the supposed sntl-expanklon
sentiment nnd despite the erring, wan
dering way of a man said to be a crim
inal In Cuba.
Mr. Carter then entered upon a general
discussion of the, Philippine question.
Mr. Mason of Illinois mtde a. half-hu
morous, halt-sqrioua reply ot Mr. Carter’s
speech. He declared that if the Rtpubli
eqn party had carried Oregon It was in
spite of and not because of our Philipp nr
policy, our policy towards the Porto
Ricans and our treatment of the Boys
In South Africa.
Mr. Turner of Washington sharply crit
icised the Republican leaders for forcing
adjournment while such measures as th-
Nicaraguan canal bill, anti-trust hill rnd
the eight-hour labor bill demand attention.
Mr. Hale explained the dlsagr ement
with the House on ocean and 1 ike surveys.
Tlje Senate had already yielded on more
than half of the substance of the survey
While Mn Hale was speaking the offi
cial announcement of the action of the
House was made, and Mr. Hale moved
that the Senate insist upon Its amend
ments, and grant the conference request
ed by the House. This was done and Mr.
Butler was appointed a conferee In place
of Mr. Tillman, who had left for his
On motion of Mr. Hale, tho Senate, nt
10:40 p. m., adjourned until 11 o'clock to
SIGNED A HINDRFdI HILLS.
Important Measures Made Law by
Washington, June 6.—During hie stay at
the Capitol tost ay the President signed
jsgsr MS) .bills, the moss Important of
which wer the sundry civil, general de
ficiency, emergency, river and harbor,
District of Columbia and military acad
emy appropriation bills and the Alaskan
code bill; resolution disposing of the Con
gressional Library rooms In the Capitol;
resolution concerning the unveiling of the
Lafayette statue in Paris,
Incorporating the Frederic Douglare His
torical Association; providing for the
safe keeping of public moneys In Cuba,
Porto Rico and the Philippines; extend
ing the coal land laws of the United
States to Alaska.
rETEBS HELD FOR BIGAMY.
Arrested In Charleston anil Taken
Chattanooga, Tenn., June 6.—C. Wllford
Peters, arrested in Charleston, 8. C.,
Charged with bigamy, the trial being set
for Friday, Is in Jail here. He was ar
rested at the Instance of the woman, who
clalirw to be his second living wife. It
Is charged that Peters married a second
wife in this oily Dec. 27, last. He. claims
he has no recollection of a marriage, and
that If a ceremony was performed, he was
under hypnotic Influence. The magistrate,
who claims to have married' them, states
that Peters rqade the arrangements.
AN ALLEGED (01 YTIIHFEITER.
Arrested In Connection With Penn
Philadelphia, June 6.—The United States
secret service operatives sprung another
surprise here to-night when they mode sn
additional arrest In the great counterfeit
ing conspiracy which was uneartlhed In
this city and In Lancaster, Pa.
The man apprehended to-night Is Daniel
R. Hayes, a yard man In the employ of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, charged with
having passed S2O counterfeit Hamilton
head treasury notes, with which the etty
recently has been flooded. He was held in
DOKHS HAVE TAKEN AN OATH.
They Agree to Cnntlnne the Strug
gle to the Hitter End.
London, June 7.—The Loren so Marques
correspondent of the Times, telegraphing
Juno 5, says;
“According to refugees from Pretoria,
thousands of burghers, under Gen. Botha,'
have taken an oath to oontlnue the strug
gle to the bitter end.
"United States Consul Hollis started f r*
the Transvaal to-day. The nature of his
mission Is not m4de public here;”
THE COLOMBIAN HE VOLUTION.
Inaurgrnls Heported to llnve De
feated the Government.
Cnraras, Venezuela, June 6.—A dispatch
from Cucuta, department of Santander,
Venezuela, sacs that after thlrleen days
of hghilng, the Colombian revolutionists
have routed the government forces near
Bt-caramanga, capturing a number of
prisoners. Including Qen. Penasolana.
Outrages on Pilgrims.
Berlin, June ft.—'The series of outrages
committed on May 24, at Bt. Peter's, In
Rome, upon Oerman pilgrims and priests,
by French pilgrims and priests, Is now
being Investigated by both the Vatican
and the Prussian minister at the Vatican.
The latter has demanded full satisfaction.
Chaplain of ItepubllcHiis,
Philadelphia. June •.—Rev. Dr. Edgar
M. Levy of this city received nottftept on
from Senator Manna of hts selection ra
chaplain to the National Republican Con
PAILT. It A TEAK
t CENTS A COPT.
WEEKLY 2-TiMEb-A-IVEEK.iI A TEAS
BOERS IN A SAFE RETREAT.
LYDENIH'RG IS FORTIFIED BY
PHEt IIMTOXS HOCKS.
There They Are Well
and May Make n Stubborn Resist
mice—British Opernttons Are nt •
Standstill lor the Present—Hefn
gees From Pretoria—lmportant
Boer Army nt Lnlng’s ftek—A
Proposition Made to Nntnl.
London, June 7, 3:16 a. m.—Military op
orations in South Africa are apparentlp
at a standstill. For a day or two tha
tired troops of I-ord Roberts are renting,
and he is filling the magazines and ware
houses ot his new base, Pretoria, prepar
atory to a long chase after the retiring
Boers In the direction of Lydenburg. Hi*
cavalry sre probably seeking to Intercept
Commandant General Botha.
Some dispatches are lo hand which
Pretoria Monday, while the fighting wafl
godng on outside the city. They come bp
way of Loreqzo Marques. One of then*
"Toward the end of the day when tha
British naval guns were shelling lha
southern forts, a number of projectile#
burst, damaging the suburbs. All day tha
Armed burghers have been leaving' Pres
toria, going east. The greater part of tha
railway rolling stock has been removed..
"Gen. Bolhn was fighting an essentially
rear guard action, hts object being not t a
defend Pretoria, hut to delay Lord Rob
erts until the railway switch had been
cleared and the main part of the Roep
army had started to withdraw. The Brit
ish advance appears to have left open ta
the Boers the beat line of retreat alone
Possibly Lord Roberts may have beer*
able to cut the railway before a full re
tirement was effected. That Pretoria
would be defended was apparently given
out after the council of war, with a view
of misleading the British,
Lydenburg Well Fortified.
Lydenburg, the district into which th#
provisions originally destined for Pretoria
have Teen diverted and where a Partrldga
factory has been erected and reserve sup
plies of all sorts are stored, is a voice nla
region of fertile valleys, enclosed by great
ramparts of precipitous rocks, penetrated
by narrow; winding passes. There are
herds of cattle in the valleys, and there
is much native labor available for fortW
The Boers used both heavy and light
artillery at Pretoria.
What is supposed to have been the last
train oijt of Pretoria arrived at Lorenzo
Marques Sunday evening. The passengers
Included a number of foreign volunteers,
who were leaving the Boers, and also thg
wive* nnd ctMlxhvn of th* Hotbusdey*. They
(•described Pretoria aa 4->tltte of food an*
e.'othlng. What the Boer officials could
not take the natives and townspeople did.
Probably the most important Boer army
Is at Lalng'a Nek, where both sides are
passive. Gen. Rundle and Gen. Brabant
have withdrawn a little southward.
Gen. Baden-Powell has extended marital
law to the Marlco and North Lltchenberg
districts. Shota were exchanged between
Boer nnd British patrols eighteen miles
east of Mafeking on May 28. Part of the
forces lately at Pretoria are reported to
have gone westward to meet Baden-Pow
ell und 10 moke a show of holding th
country through which he and Gen. Hun
ter are moving.
Ilurrs Are 1 norgnntxsil.
A dispatch to the Dally Telegraph from
Newcastle, dated Tuesday, describes tJgl
Boers there ns nn unorganized rabble,
without flour, meat or sugar. Their sur
render Is only u question of time. Never
theless the correspondent avers, they hold
strong positions with the prospect of •
safe letrest toward Lydenberg.
It Is understod at Newra-Ue that tha
British government has approach’d tha
Natal government with the p oposlt n
that Natal should voluntarily rthoutc*
local self-government for a time, In order
that a general system of crown govern
ment may be instituted for all 8 uth Af
rica, lending, In the course of time, to
federation and the subsequent autonomy
of the various states simultaneously.
Ijourenzo Marques correspondents attach
significance to the number of British wor
ships In Delegoa Bay, suggesting that they
ore there possibly In anticipation of aid
ing the Portuguese In the event of dis
turbances on Ih (Transvaal border.
LORD ROBERT*’ HK4 EPTION.
More Knthnalnam at Pretoria Than
London, June 6, 10:25 a. m.—Lord Robert#
telegraphed to the war office as follows:
•’Pretoria, June 5, 8:35 p. m.—The occu
pation of the town passed off most satis
factorily, and the British flag Is now
hoisted on top of ths government offices.
The troops met with a much more enthu
siastic reception than I anticipated. The
Third battalion of the Grenadier Guards
lined the square when the march past toolc
‘‘Owing to their having been on luty at
some distance around the town, very few
cavalry and Infantry were üble to taka
part In the ceremony.
"Several of our officers who, had been
prisoners were among Ihe onlookers.”
A THREE DAYS' ARMISTICE
IJollin and llnllcr In Conference at
London, June 6.—A special dispatch
from Lorenzo Marquez, dated Tuesday,
June 6, says:
“Gen. Buller and Christian Botha met
at Lalng's Nek at Buller’s request, when
a three days’ armistice was agreed upon.”
The dispatch adds that the British have
BODY BE UOKHS & t'lt RENDERED,
Three Earls Captured With tile Im
London, June 6—A belated dispatch
from Mafrklng, dated May 21, announces
the British occupation of Malmanl, where
200 Boers surrendered.
Among the officers of the Thirteenth
Imperial Yeomanry captured are the Earl
of Lettrtm. the Earl of Longford and tha
Earl of Ennlsmoor.
Queer I’acksgr fnr-keelr.
Indianapolis, Juno B.—There Is a mys
terious package In the Postoffice at Mun
cle. addressed to Charles F. W. Neely,
and bearing the postmark of San Jose,
Costa Rica. The government officers
have secured an attachment for the par-