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VOL. IX, NO. (tf.
No Word I'i-oiii the Chinese
'aital Since .lime 1 'J.
bRITISH TROOPS ARRIVE IN CHINA.
Will Talce Part in the Operations
A ound Tien Tsin.
Dilat liea That An; IMiiii!" n t it
fcpoiident Who Look Tor the
liOh of Admiral Sej -umur'N
Chefoo.Juiie 2J. United States Con
sul Joiiu Fowler has received from
Rear AI in ii a 1 J v i -1 1 1 1 t'l' the following:
'"Duly one )iiiiiiuiii;i t iuu frtiui Pe
king lias readied me sine' communica
tions were interrupted on June 10. It
was dated June 12. .No direct or indi
rect news from the ministers since.
About l."0 foreign troops, including 5G
American marines, went to Peking to
guard I lie legations. A force of ion
Americans uniting with a total force of
i,ii."o meu of all nationalities repie
jsentcd here went on June lit to open
the load and to relieve Peking. '1 his
movement was by permission of the
Chinese government. The last news
form the expedition was dated June
12. when the expedition was at Lang
Fang. The railroad has been destroyed
behind it sine, then."
IHapitU'lt l liut 1 Itntlif r llliml.
London. June 2i. The British
. cruiser Terrible has arrived at Chefoo
from Taku with the latest news, which
is us lowows: r.igui nimureu .--ikus
lud 2s eish fusiliers have affected
Junction with the American, German
f. .id Russian forces which had been
. " it oft' by the Chinese uboiit nine miles
teen nn 'l ain, n was proposed to
"liver an assault upon the (Chinese
f8,1. Jrccs at Tien Tsin Sunday night."
J;11 It is not clear what forces united. It
art would seem that one relieving force,
cut off, had been relieved by another.
? ,At any rate, it Is apparently certain
" 1 kiat the allies arrived in sufllcieiit force
, .11 Tieu TsIa Sunday to attack the
Worst May llw Kxperted, lie Thinks.
f' " "Foreign ottichd opinions here," says
f ., -'-.dispatch from Shanghai to The Daily
"Express, dated yesterday, "iuolluu to
believe that the worst has happened
f'o the legations at Peking and to Ad-J-au,iuIral
Seymour as well. Even if the
""legations were safe ou June 1! thero
x no guarantee that they are safe now.
Tin'1 tle sltuatiou. iu fwU grows more and
iLa.ViU'ore Klooniy. The entire absence of
Tellable news from the capital seems
to Justify the worst construction which
can be put upon it. Had news comes
from Nan King, where the unrest is
said to be growing hourly."
11 AGAINST A HIO THING.
Chinese Army of 3AO.OOO Modernly
A r mud Now Around felting.
London, June LVJ. "General Ma's
army," says a correspondent at Shan
II ai Kwan. "consisting of 4,UOOmen,
left a week ago for Peking, and Gen
eral Sung Ching's forces numbering
li.oOU, left for the same place on June
lo. A careful estimate of the num
ber and armament of the Chinese
troops around Peking puts the total at
300,000, and it is calculated that these
troops iossess ITL'O seven-centimetre
Creusot guns, eighteen Krupps and 130
Maxims. Their supply of ammuuitlou
is practically inexhaustible. It has
been mainly supplied by a German linn
at Carlowitz. Fully three-fourths of
the Chinese forces are badly drilled,
wholly undisciplined, and quite un
familiar with modem weapons."
Another Shanghai dispatch says:
"Li Ping Ileug, former governor of
Shan Tung, who is Intensely anti-foreign,
has gone to the Kiaug Yin forts,
on the Yaug Ste. lie has declared his
intention of resisting the lauding of
British forces in that region." Ac
cording to a Hong Kong dispatch,
dated yesterday, strong reinforcements
of Indian police, with three Maxims,
have been sent to Kow Loon ou the
Kxtensive preparations by the allies
are going forward. The first regiment
of Hritish India soldiers embarked at
Calcutta yesterday, and Kn.1 more ma
rines received orders to go out from
English ports. The British war office.
In anticipation of a prolonged cam
paign. Is contracting for winter 'cloth
ing and fur caps. The Amur army
corps ordered out by I'ussin numbers
f2.lOO men, with eighty-four guns.
Japan purposes to land l.t.(ioo men on
Chinese territory within a fortnight.
IIOITRT OS SHEXG'S KKI'OKT.
China's Motive Too Obvious Salisbury
anil Clioate Atree.
London. June 2(1. Almost the only
ray of light in the Chinese crisis is
the report of Sheng, the director of
railroads and telegraphs, forwarded ly
the French consul general at Shanghai,
to the effect that the legationers were
safe June ID and preparing to leave
the capital with the. consent of the
Chinese government. Hut the motives
of the Chinese officials in keeping the
powers appeased by reassuring mes
sages Is too obvious to allow the uu
reserved acceptance of the statements.
The Associated Press learns that
Lord Salisbury is still hopeful that the
crisis will be solved without war
against that country as a whole. Iu
spite of the alarming reiorts he In
clines to the belief that the govern
ment of China iu some satisfactory
form will shortly be able to reassert
An interview of the United States
ambassador, Joseph II. Choate. with
, " lord Salisbury Saturday was due to
instructions received from Secretary
Hay, in which the ambassador was
notified of the friendly professions of
tne various cninese viceroys and was
instructed to secure Lord Salisbury's
views. The British premier maintained
the belief that the diplomats at Peking
had not been massacred and he did not
believe they were likely to be. He is
eminently satisfied with the action al
ready taken by the United States and
expressed the same views as the cable
dispatches attribute rr Secretary nay.
In short, the conference may be said
to have not elicited a single point on
which Lord Salisbury differed from the
American attitude, and while he ex
pressed his determination to use every
endeavor to restore order In the Pei
Ho valley and extricate the diplomats.
Ilia estlmaje of the situation was tinged
with a spirit of Loperuluess that con
trasted greatly with the general tone
of the British press.
m.MsrKK vv asks an aumivmci:
. Gives 111 Krason 1 lirrcfor-l(-ly front
Our Mute I-nrt iiiriit.
Washington, June 2. The chief de
velopment yesterday In the Chime sit
uation was the effort of the Chiucso
minister, Vu Ting Fang, to secure- an
armistice In the operation of American
troops until Id Hung Chang could
leach 1'eklng ami bring about a cessa
tion of the disorder. The proposition
Is based upon the representations of
the viceroys of the important prov
luces of the Yang-si e-K lang valley that
they can maintain order without thu
aid of foreign troops, and that tin
presence of the foreigners -would act
merely as an Incentive to disorder.
Minister Wu brought these repre
sentations to the attention of Secretary
Hay, who consulted the president. Th'n
lalter's decision was that while the ns-
nuances of the viceroys for continued
MUiet were fully appreciated the T'nlt
ed States could not bind its forces to
points where disorder ac tually existed,
and where the safety of our ntlicmls
and citizens was endangered. Technic
ally speaking, in the absence of a state
of war, this was not a proposition of
a rmlst ic-e. but high government officials
said it amounted practically to an offer
of armistice and a refusal on the part
of the I'nited States to make the ar
rangements. iKrSHMJSN PUT IN OBJECTIONS.
Deportation of the l'lm-nix l'nrk IVninii
KnNt'H n Protest.
New York, June 2. At a meeting
of the I'nited Societies of Irishmen
held here Sunday night, resolution
were adopted condemning the deporta
tion of the Phoenix Park Fenians, Mul
let and Pit.harris. and declaring that
"the present administration is con
trolled and dominated by England and
The resolutions deplore ''the estab
lishment of a precedent which may be
fraught witli coiiseipiences greatly in
jurious to American interests," and
condemn the action of the administra
tion as "a base surrender of American
doctrine at the demand of one country
which has always been our bitter and
unrelenting foe," and regard the depor
tation of those men as "an act which
indicates that the present administra
tion will go to any length which may
be necessary to advance Knglish in
terests or pander to Knglish opinion.
ROBERTS REPORTS PROGRESS.
Clements lef-at the llnpn llfjulelberi;
London. June 2ti. The following dis
patch has been received at the war of
fice from Lord Itoberts. dated Pretoria.
June L'."i: "Clements successfully en
gaged a body of ISocrs yesterday near
A'ynberg. He drove the enemy north
of Sand Spruit with loss. A'o casual
ties are reported.
"Ian Hamilton reports that Heidel
berg Is the most English town he Las
yet seen. The inhabitants gave him a
great reception. The streets were
crowded and decorated with bunting.
Captain Valentine hoisted the uuioii
jack in the market square amidst the
cheers of the populace, and of the
British. Australian, and other colonial
Death of Martin T. Kustrll.
Chicago. June 2(5. Martin J. Rus
sell, former editor of the Chicago
Chronicle, and well known as an edi
torial writer, died yesterday morning
at Mackinac island, Mich. Death re
sulted from a complication of diseases,
which developed from Briglit's dis
ease, contracted some months ago. The
veteran journalist went to Mackinac
Island last Friday in the hope of bet
tering his health. The following day
he was stricken with an attack of
heart failure, from which he never
rallied. He was " years old.
To Combine Two Kutrrpriscs.
Indianapolis. I ml., June 2d. A move
ment has been started in this state to
combine the two enterprises of erect
ing a monument to Nancy Hanks, the
mother of Abraham Lincoln, and of
establishing a national school of do
mestic science. The proposition Is "to
build a great training school for teach
ers of domestic science near the grave
of the woman whose whole life was
spent in the home and whose influence
so potent in the future history of tho
country, was exerted in the home."
Gathering of ltustiinii Diplomats.
London, June 20. The Paris corre
spondent of The laily Express says:
Four Iiussian ambassadors are here,
by accident or design Count Cassiui,
ambassador to the United States;
Count de Nelidoff.ambassador to Italy;
Count Kapuist. ambassador to Austria
Hungary, and Prince Ouroussoff, am
bassador to France. It is said that
Count Muravieff's successor at the
lUissian foreign office will be one of
these, and 1 am informed that Count
Cassini stands the best chance."
Gone West to Their Sweethearts.
Wilkesbarre, Pa.. June 2uV Bridget
McDonald, of Ashley, and Elizabeth
McKeever, of this city, have left for
Lead City, S. I)., where they will be
married on Thursday to Daniel Gor
ham and Martin Holland. These men
left here many years ago and have
become prosperous. A few weeks ago
they wrote, asking the sweethearts of
their childhood to marry them, and the
niryole Factory Is Closed.
Grand Rapids. Mich., June 25. The
Grand Rapids Bicycle company, manu
facturer of the Clipper wheel, has suc
cumbed to the necessities of thehicycle
trust and discharged most of Its 2-"0
workmen. By Aug. 1 the plant will
be abandoned and the Clipper wheel go
out of existence.
Farmer Kills Wife and Self.
Poseyviile, Ind., June 25.-
Whithead. a farmer, and his wife,
were found dead at their home, seven
miles southeast of this place. The
woman was lying in nn out
with the top of his head blown off. It
Is thought Whitehead killed his wife
and then himself.
Gnendling To Ite u Ilishop.
Washington, June 25. It is believed
that Very Rev. John Guendliug, admin
istrator of the vacant see of Fort
Wayne, Ind.. will be appointed bishop
of that diocese at ah early day. Ad
vices to this effect have just reached
Washington from Rome. .
Juliet Mill Strike Adjusted.
Joliet, Ills., June 25. The Great
Western Tiue Plate works here re
sumed today of a short period of. Idle
ness caused by trouble with the em
ployes. Matters were adjusted and 223
men have returned to work.
Injunction Obtained In the St.
Louis Labor Dllllculty.
MUST NOT STOP THE MAIL CAES.
Men U Iio Inaugurated Hie Strikellcld
lU-Musihle Tor Turbulence
Verdict in a Itiot Cune,
St. Louis, June 2(5. In an applica
tion for au injunction against the lead
ers of the strike yesterday, restraining
them from interfering with the run
ning of United States mail cars. Judge
Adams, of the United States court, be
fore whom the application was made,
.said: "It is conceded by the defend
ants that this court has jurisdiction
over the question at issue. Iu the case
of the United States against Debs, it
was held that where it was shown
there was unlawful interference with
the mails or interstate commerce the
power of the court of chancery could
be invoked. The authority of the gov
ernment is binding upon all the people.
No distinction is made for the young
or the old. the rich or the poor. The
question lure is whether the defend
ants have been shown by the atlida
vits to have been interfering with the
instrumentalities and the agencies of
the federal government.
Otialitirtt uf an Injunction.
"The court. In passing on the point,
does not undertake to punish if the af
firmative position is sustained. The
injunction process is intended as a de
terrent, a preventive of lawlessness,
nnd is a declaration and warning to
iill the people. The issue as set forth
here is not one between the Transit
company and the members of the street
car union, but of the I'nited States
against the strikers and all persons
who may interfere with the operation
of the mails. Irrespective of whether
this or that person lias been guilty of
an act of lawlessness a reasonable ap
prehension as to a violation of the
laws of the United States is practi
cally all that is necessary to determine
the issuance of an injunction.
Holds the Strikers Accountable.
"Soon 'after the present strike here
referred to was inaugurated there were
scenes of lawlessness throughout the
city. It is admitted that the mail cars
have been interfered with, and their
prompt operation at times rendered im
possible. The defendants and those
who have acted in concert with them
ordered the strike. From this it fol
lows that whether ilny are guilty of
lawlessness or not. as complained of,
they must be held accountable for the
necessary consequences of their acts.
If it is true and I hope it is that
none of the defendants has been guilty
of interfering with the mail cars then
the injunction can certainly do no
harm. However, my ruling is not based
upon that conclusion. The motion for
a temporary injunction is accordingly
in.l-KMMNO OX TIIK BOYCOTT.
Striwsr "Will Win in the Knit or Some
thing Will iturst." They Say.
The Transit company is running now
with practically no interference. All
the lines are in operation, but witli
less than the usual number of cars.
A majority of the passengers usually
carried by t lie north and south lines
.are still pa tronizing wagons ami busses
of the strikers.
A. W. Morrison, of the grievance
committee, says: "There are now no
negotiations on for a settlement, and
it will probably be some time before
any are opened. We are, however,
jrrowHig more hopeful daily. Funds to
provide for the men are coming in
more rapidly, and the boycott is work
ing like a charm. Nobody is riding
on the north or south lines, and those
Tunning west are losing traffic daily.
Our hope lies in the boycott, and if the
friends of organized labor will stand
by us we will win in the end or some
thing will burst."
On the other hand, the company
claims that as the danger from vio
lence decreases, the cars have more
passengers, and that as soon as all
fear Is removed the normal traffic will
After being out several hours the
coroner's jury in the case of the Wash
ington avenue riot rendered three ver
dicts yesterday afternoon. The verdict
in the case of Edward Thomas is that
he came to his death by a gunshot
wound inliicted by a member of the
posse, which was at the time acting
in the discharge of its duty. The ver
dict in the case of George Riue is that
lie came to his death at the hands of
parties unknown: that his shootingwas
Tot justified. In the Edward Burck
hardt case, the finding of the jury Is
that he came to his death at the hands
of parties unknown, and that his deatli
was not justified. Both Gardner Mc
Knight and Goorge W. Cox are ex
onerated from all blame.
Scores of the Itase Hall Clubs.
Chicago. June 2o. Yesterday's rec
ords at base ball made by League
clubs was as follows: At. St. Louis
Cincinnati . Sr. Louis 2; at Boston
Philadelphia 4. Boston 20; at Brooklyn
New York 2. Brooklyn 15.
American League: At Chicago
Minneapolis .1. Chicago 4; at Detroit
IndianaiMilis 7, Detroit S: at Cleveland
Buffalo Cleveland 7: at Milwaukee
Kansas City 4. Milwaukee 17.
Milwaukee's Carnival Week.
Miwaukee. June 2d. The opening of
Milwaukee's" annual carnival week
finds the city bright with color and
the hotels and boarding houses tilling
up with visitors who have come to en
joy the long list of attractions prom
ised by the carnival management. The
festivities will be formally ojened thl3
afternoon with the arrival of Rex, the.
king of the carnival.
Drowning of Two Hoys.
Wincoiia, Minn., June 2(5. Herbert
Wigdale, aged 12 years, and Floryan
Losinski, aged 0, were drowned here
Sunday. Roth boys were in bathing.
Losinski stepixil into a deep hole and
Wigdale, in an attempting to rescue
him, was also drowned.
Little Girl Finds a Revolver.
Menasha. Wis.. June 25. Johnny
ITart. aired 0 years, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Hart, was shot in the
lwad by his cousin. Matha Price. 12
years of age. The boy may die from
the wound. The little girl found a re
volver on a closet shelf and was show
ing It to the boy when it was dis
charged, the bullet entering the chlld'3
DEATH ROLL REACHIS FORTY.
Yfclrty-Sevan Bodies BcooTtrxl from the
Wreck of tb Sfouthern Train.
Atlanta. Ga., June 20. Thirty-iieven
bodies have been recovered from the
wreckage of the Southern train which
went Into a washout one mile and a
half from McDonough Saturday night.
Three bodies were found yesterday.
They were: D. Y. Griffith, supervisor;
W. L. Morrisette, superintendent of the
pumping station; J. II. Hunnicut,
freight conductor. The charred pieces
of two other bodies were also found.
Many bodies of the dead have not been
Identified, and these remain at the un
dertaking establishments waiting to
be claimed by relatives or friends.
These bodies are principally those of
negro section hands who were killed.
The number la the gang, which was
making its way to do repair worn on
the Georgia Midland and Gulf road, is
not known. All of them perished. It
Is supposed to have numbered about
fifteen, which will make the total cas
ualties about forty. It Is said that the
culvert over Camp creek, where the
wreck occurred, was Inspected and
reported "O. K." thirty minutes before
the train ran into the gulch. The cul
vert gave way because the water rose
to a height sufficient to get in between
the abutment walls and the earthen
embankments. It was constructed of
stone and brick. The embankment is
about fifty feet high at this point.
BOIES' VIEWS OF THE ISSUES.
Militarism and Imperialism the Only
Ones Worth Considering.
Eldora, la., June 20. Horace Boies
spends all his time on hisGruudy coun
ty farm, sixteen miles east of here.
Here he works in the held, plows corn,
feeds the hogs, makes hay. builds
fences, takes life easy, doesn't worry
and seems to care very little who is
cither Bryan's or McKiuley's running
mate. The governor made this state
ment to a friend, of this city, who
asked him what would be th3 Issue at
the campaign this fall:
"The paramount Issue of the entire
future in this country, until settled. Is
the question of whether this republic is
to remain a republic as our fathers
founded it, or Is to be converted Into
an empire, one-half of it to be ruled
by military force. In the presence of
this issue all others, iu my judgment.
Bink into utter insignificance."
Suicide of Major Schaefer.
St. Paul, June 20. Word has been
received here of the apparent suicide
at New Prague, Minn,, of Major Chas.
M. Schaefer, major In the Fourteenth
Minnesota volunteers during the Spau
ish war, and until fifteen years ago
au officer in the regular army. The
body was found in a cemetery at New
Prague, a bullet wound In the head
and a revolver beside the body indicat
ing suicide. Major Schaefer was 42
years of age and saw considerable ser
vice in western Indian wars before his
North Wisconsin Naengerfest.
Green Bay, Wis., June 20. The clos
ing day of the. North Wisconsin Saeu
gerfest Sunday was a big one. There
was fully 15.000 visitors In the city,
coming from all parts of the state. The
weather was fine, and it is estimated
that there were at least 10,000 excur
sionists brought here for the day. The
festival ended in the evening with a
summer night's picnic at Hagemeister
park, all of the societies from outside
Indiana State Fair Notes.
Wabash. Ind.. June 20. The state
board of agriculture has decided that
exhibits for the fair, which Is to be
held Sept. 17-22, must be In Sept. 17,
Tuesday. Sept. IS, is to be Old Soldiers'
and Children's day. Inspection of
heavy horses, dairy cattle, Berkshire
hogs, fine wool sheep and poultry will
be made that day. Concerts and races
will be a feature.
General Wheeler in Command.
-Chicago, June 20. General Joseph
Weeler reached Chicago Sunday
night. He has taken a suite of rooms
at the Auditorium hotel, where he will
live with his two daughters. The gen
eral assumes command of the De
partment of the Lakes and will prob
ably remain in Chicago until his re
tirement in the falL
Shot and Robbed.
Poplar Bluff, Mo., June 25. Two
robbers entered the farmhouse of Ed
ward Nantsill. shot him and his two
nephews, stole $500 they found in a
trunk and then escaped, having set
the house on fire. Passers-by rescued
the injured men from the flames, but
Nantsill died of his wound. The boys
Wealthy Wisconsin Man Asphyxiated,
Ashland, Wis.. June 25. Louis
Kellman, a prominent and wealthy
merchant of this city, was found dead
in his store, death being caused by
asphyxiation. Doctors say it is a case
of suicide. Kellman carried heavy
NEWS FACTS IN0UTLINE.
A bicycle thief who stole a bicycle
at Chicago was chased by a paliceman
in an automobile. The man escaped,
but abandoned the wheel.
A music typewriter has been patented
by a Worcester man.
Paving blocks made of glass refuse
pressed into shape by a new Invention
are giving good satisfaction in Geneva
Joseph Real, a white man, died at
Toledo, O., from lockjaw, resulting
from bites received in an assault by a
negro, Haley Ravelle.
The Australian commonwealth bill
passed its third reading in the house
of commons amid cheers.
A steam automobile was built In
England In 1834. It was regarded as a
Representative Bailey, of Texas, has
bought a ranch of 0,000 acres in Dallas
Three hundred members of the Coun
ty Democracy will attend the Kansas
Griscom has renewed his demand on
the porte for a settlement of the Unit
ed States indemnity claim.
Ezra J. Warner, of Chicago, has
added $20,000 to his previous gift of
$50,000 to Mlddlebury college, of Mld
The Yaqui Indians in Mexico have
nearly all abandoned the warpath.
One hundred and twenty-five Cuban
teachers have sailed for Boston to at
tend the Harvard summer 6chool.
A French architect uses a captive
balloon for cleaning and decorating cu
polas, high roofs, towers and monu
ments. A man In Utlca, Mo., dropped dead
when he learned that hia pension had
been increased. -"
AMERICAN BLOOD SHED
Four of Our Sailors Full Iu Fight
KEMPFF EEP0KT3 AN AMBUSCADE.
Rer-e7 Ordered on the Brooklyn to
Taku in a Hurry.
I'Ytveriiment Preparing for Any Event-
ualily Filipino Show Their
f-TTeeth in a Very Fatal
Washington, June 2.". The navy de
part meut yesterday afternoon issued
the following bulletin: A telegram from
Admiral Kempff, dated Chefoo, June
24, says: "In ambuscade near Tieu
Tsin on the 21st four of Waller's com
mand were killed and seven wounded.
Names will be furnished as soon as
received. Force of 2,Hio going to re
lieve Tien Tsin today.'
I Signed "KIIMITR"
The secretary of the navy has or
dered Admiral Kemey to go with the
Prooklyu to Taku and to tender toCeu
eral Mac-Arthur conveyance of any
army troops which the Brooklyn can
Remey Ordered to Tukit.
Admiral Kempff's dispatch, giving
the first definite news of t lie shedding
of American blood ou Chinese soil,
came early yesterday morning and was
BARON VON KETTELEB,
Reported a victim of the Boxers.
laid before the president as soon as
possible. He consulted with Secretary
Long and Admiral Crownlnshield aud
the determination was readied to or
der Admiral ltemey, in command of
the Asiatic squadron, from Manila to
Taku on board of the armored cruiser
Brooklyn. The secretary and Admiral
Crowninshleld returned to the navy de
partment where the necessary orders
were dispatched to Admiral Remey.
The Brooklyn is expected to sail at
once. It will take her fully a week
to reach Taku, as the trip is 2,000
miles, and typhoons are raging.
No Word from Minister Conner.
Berlin reports the safety of Baron
Ketteler and the legations at Peking,
but Minister Conger, at Peking is still
cut off from communication here, and
there is no direct and official news
of the safety of the minister's and
legations, or of the situation at Peking.
The Chinese officials, according to ad
vices received here are apprehensive
as to the possible eeffct of the landing
of foreign troops on their territory.
Minister Wu's advices show this to be
MINISTER WU TING FANG.
the case and they are using every ef
fort to avert such action because of
the effect it may have on the people.
OXCE MORE PRKPARINO FOB WAR.
Looks Like We Might Have Plenty to
Do Officials Are Anxious.
The war branch of the government
Is preparing for any eventuality that
may arise out of the Chinese situation.
As stated by one of he highest officers
of the army the scale of preparation
is of a jnagniude which would both
interest ami surprise the puoiic. nut.
he added, the information would be of
even greater interest and service to
any foreign foe which the United
States may be called upon to face
within the next few weeks or months,
and, for that reason, there is no pur
pose to make public the complete prep
arations making to meet whatever is
sue arises. All that the officials will
say is that both the army and the
navy if the occasion arises, will give
a good account of themselves.
Admiral Kempffs report that four
Americans were killed and seven
wounded In the ambuscade of Wall
er's force caused the gravest concern
among official, but the chief fear wu
as to the outcome of the second at
tack which the admiral reported would
begin yesterday. Tbl I little abort of
the dlmensloDm of a battle and Its re
sults may be decisive, not only to the
Immediate force employed but In de
termining the fate of th legation aud
foreign settlements at Tien Tsin. aud
also wheher the Issue is, or Is uot, to
be war with Cbiua.
MHUSCAOKO UY FILIPINOS.
Forty Men of the Fortieth Lose Nine Dead
ml Twelve Wounded.
Manila, June 25. A detachment of
forty men of the Fortieth regiment.
Captain Thomas Millar, commanding.
left Cagayan de Misamls. Uland of
Mindanao, scouting. June 13. IVurlug
the morning of June 14 they encoun
tered a strongly ambushed aud en
trenched force of the enemy. The
Americans attempts to charge were
frustrated by the Filipinos pitfalls and
traps. The advance line, consequently,
was under a heavy tire in front and ou
its flanks, and fell back ou Cayagan.
The American loss was nine men kilted
and two othcers aud ten men wounded.
Following are the casualties:
Killed Robert II. Coles, John II. Hay
wood, Fred llolloway, John T. Pel
ham. Prank Salisbury, Corporal Jesse
L Moody, Michael M. J. M'Qultk, and
two others, names unknown at this
writing. Wounded: Capt. Waller H.
Elliott, Capt. Thomas Miller, Jeff Efflg.
James W. Jeffries, Roxle Wheaton,
George Holla riff. Murley Phillips,
(severe), John W. Smith. (severe),
Williams (severe). George W. Wells,
(severe). Lex M. Kamters. and one un
known. Missing Co. II: Sergt. Wil
Manilla, June 25. Gen. MacArthur
has given a formal answer to the Fili
pino leaders who last week submitted
to him peace proposals that had been
approved earlier in the day by a meet
ing of representative Insurgents. In
his reply lie assured them that all per
sonal rights under the United States
constitution, excepting trial by Jury
and the right to bear arms, would be
guaranteed them. The seventh clause,
providing for the expulsion of " the
friars. Gen. MacArthur rejected on the
ground that the setlement of this ques
tion rests with the commission headed
by Judge Taft.
TOOK TOO MUCH M0RPINE.
Nat Goodwin Comes Very Near Shuffilnf
OfrThis Mortal Coll by Accident.
St. Paul. Minn., June 25. A Butte,
Mont., special to The Pioneer Press
says: As the result of an accidental
overdose of morphine Nat C. Goodwin,
the actor, was lying in an alarming
condition at the Butte Hotel from
Thursday night until late yesterday,
when he had recovered sufficiently to
leave with his company for Duluth
where he expects to be able to play on
Monday night. Physicians worked
over the actor for more than twenty
four hours before being able to bring
him out of the dangerous comatose
condition into which he had fallen.
May Become Co-Operative.
Anderson, Ind., June 25. Independ
ent window-glass manufacturers have
been at a loss to understand why Pres
ident Burns of L. A. 300 gave the
American Window-Glass company ap
parently the best of It in the recent
settlement of the scale. A story is
now circulating to the effect that the
American Window-Glass company in
tends to reorganize into a mammoth
co-ojierative plant, increasing its capi
tal stock from $17,500,000 to $19,500,
000. The American company's propo
sition is to make a present to each of
its skilled workmen of $500 in stock.
Found Dead In a Water Tank.
St. Joseph. Mich., June 25. The
mangled corpse of James Cooper, &
prominent and wealthy farmer living
one mile south of Bridgeman, a small
village twelve miles south of this city,
was found floating in a large tank
of water by a member of his family.
The authorities believe Mr. Cooper,
who, it Is alleged, had upon his person
or concealed about his home a large
gum of money, was murdered by
tramps, who hurriedly deposited the
body in the tank.
Ninety Killed and 372 Wounded.
Sofia, June 25. It transpires that
ninety persons were killed and 372
wounded in the recent conflict between
the troops and peasants in the Varna
district. A state of siege has been
proclaimed in the districts of Varna,
Shumla, Tlrnova. Rasgrad, Rustchuk
and Ristovatz. The government Is
anxious to limit the number of news
papers and has issued strict regula
tions as to the qualifications which
must be possessed-by editors.
Fire Sweeps Business Portion.
Huntley, Minn., June 25. A fire
that started in the grocery store of A.
D. Meires swept through the business
portion of this village destroying
Meires' grocery, the postoffice. Hill's
general store and Williams' implement
store. The total loss amounts to $25,
000. There is no Are protection here
and had it not been for the prompt
work of the citizens in forming a
bucket brigade several dwelling bouses
would have been consumed.
T--oulle for Klevated Roads.
Chicago, June 25. Damage suits ag
gregating more than $2,000,000 were
filed Saturday against the elevated
railroad companies. The amounts
asked are for compensation for alleged
deterioration In property values
caused by the construction and opera
tion of the elevated structure.
Steel Freight Steamer Launched.
Detroit. June 25. The steamer Sim
on J. Murphy, the first of two steel
freighters being built by the Detroit
Shipbuilding company for Eddy Bros.
& Co.. of Bay City, was launched at
Wyandotte Saturday afternoon. The
Murphy is 451 feet long, 51 feet beam,
molded depth 28 feet.
McGovern Defeats Dixon.
Chicago. June 25. Terry McGovern
Saturday Bight at Tattersalls upheld
his reputation as king of all feather
weights by defeating George Dixon,
the ex-champion, in six rounds. Dixon,
although not knocked out, was In dis
tress and holding on for dear life as
the bout ended. The fight was fast
and furious from beginning to end
with Terry on top of his man all the
Hanna Denies Contribution Story.
Cleveland. June 25. Senator Hanna
said yesterday that his attention had
been called to a story to the effect that
three mine owners in Utah who sup
ported Bryan in 1896 had each con
tributed $50,000 to McKlnley's cam
paign fund. "I w-ant to say," said
Senator Hanna, "that there Is absolute
ly no foundation for this story. It is a
pure fabrication." -
! DEATH AT HIS HARVEST
Thlrty-llvf l'roplo Killed lit u
AWFUL DISASTER IN THE SOUTH.
Thirty-Five Prisons Go to a Sudden and
Terrible En J.
Seven Others HuiuihoimmI In a Trl
Wirvk on the Northwestern
Four M liter Vict line of
the Deadly Ua.
Atlanta, Ga., June 25. A passenger
train on the Macon branch of the
(Southern railway rau into a wash-out
one aud a half miles north of Mc
Douough, Ga., Saturday night aud was
completely wrecked. The wreck caught
caught tire and the entire train, with
the exception of the sleeper, was de
stroyed. Every person ou the train
except the occupants of the Pullman
car perished. Not a member of that
traiu crew escaped. Thirty-live people
iu all were killed.
Following Is a list of the dead: Will
iam A. Barclay, J. K. Wood and J. H.
Hunulcutt, conductors, Atlanta; J. T.
Hullivan, engineer; W. W. Bennett,
bag-gagemaKter, Atlanta; T. 10. Mad
dox, cotton buyer, Atlanta; W. J. Pate,
Atlauta; 12-year-old son of W. J. Pate;
H. It. Cresslnan, Pullman conductor;
George VV. Flournoy, Atlauta; D. C.
Hlghtower, Stockbrldge. Ga.; W. W.
Spark. Macon, Ga.; Klder Hensou.
traveling man, supixtsed to have beeu
from Florida; J. It. Florida, Nashville;
W. O. Ellis, bridgemau, Stockbrldge;
D. Y.Grifflth. supervisor. II. Rhodes,
flagman: John Brantley, white, tire
man; Will Green, extra fireman; W.
L. Lawrence, foreman extra gang; Ed
Byrd. colored, fireman, Atlanta; Rob
ert Spencer, train porter; four bodies
unidentified; eight negro section hands.
Wlerd and Horrible Mean.
For a brief time after the crash
there was silence. Then the occu
pants of the Piiliman car recovered
from the bewilderment, and after hard
work managed to get out of their car
and found themselves on the track iu
the pouring ralu. The extent of the
catastrophe was quickly apparent.
Flames were already seen coming from
that part of the wreckage nt covered
by the water. As the wreck began to
go to pieces under thedestructlve work
of both (lames and flood human bodies
floated out from the mass and were
carried down stream by the swift cur
rent. The storm did not abate In fury.
Flashes of lightning added to the
steady glow of the burning train and
lit up the scene with fearful distinct
ness. PROBABLY SKVEN AKE DEAD.
Thirty-Meven Others Wounded by a
Wreck on the Northwestern.
Green Bay, Wis., June 25. A
wreck occurred on the Chicago and
Northwestern road at Deperl, a station
five miles south of here, at 10:15 Sat
urday forenoon. A northbound pas
senger train loaded with excursionists
bound for the Saeugerfest in this city,
ran into a freight train about 100
yards south of the station. There
were 37 persons injured and five kelled
outright, -wo of those injured died
before they could be taken to the hos
pital. The list of dead follows: Ed.
Kuskie, Fon du Lac, druggist; Law
rence Plank, Fon du Lac; George L.
Lloyd, Eden, died ou his way to the
hospital; Charles Mlerswa and Burt
Ives. Ushkosh; man from Ashland,
name unknown; Ed. Lawson, Neenah,
The injured severly are: Fred
Wagner, leg broken; William Kauff
man, both legs broken; Charles Rew
ping, hip and knee hurt; J. J. Schmitz,
Neenah, leg and chest Injured; Thomas
Lamb, Joseph Landerman, B. Frotling,
legs broken all of Fon du Lac; Ed
ward Rabedeau, Kaukauna, leg brok
en; . Lloyd and Herman Ross, legs
broken, of Fon dn Lac; Bert Doest,
Oshkosh, badly bruised; James Gaff
ney, Van Dyne, back and leg hurt;
Mrs. Eche, Fon du Lac, hip hurt; Miss
Heider, back hurt; John II: Thompson,
Fon du Lac, arm, and back hurt; Ed.
Carr, Fon du Lac, leg broken; Jean
Carr, Fon du Lac, both legs broken.
The others had cuts and hurts on var
ious portions of their bodies.
The accident hapened just as the
passenger train was pulling into tha
station. A double-header freight was
backing Into a side track to let the
passenger by, but had not cleared.
Those injured were nearly all In tho
second coach. When the two trains
came together, the first car, which was
a combination, smoker and baggage,
was driven through the second coach.
FOUR MINER) LOSE THEIR LIVES.
Asphyxiated by Oas ttenerated by an Kz
plosion with Unknown Cause.
Champion. Mich., June 25. Four
men lost their lives in a Champion
mine explosion Saturday evening. They
are: John Floyd, shift boss; Noah
Lark, skip tender; Herman Lama and
Otto Parkala, miners.
Of five men on the twenty-fifth levei
near the explosion at the bottom of
the shaft but one escaped by climbing
the air hose to pure air. Gases and
smoke asphyxiated the victims. The
cause of the explosion is not known,
but was probably due to sparks from a
miner's pipe. The victims will be
Port Huron Gains Population.
Port Huron, Mich., June 23. Under
the census just completed In this city.
Port Huron will show a net gain iu
population of 1.300 since 1H&4. Th
population now tin 19,250.
Will Make Matches ef Grass.
Qnincy, Ills., June 23. Charles Fults.
of thus city, has been granted a patent
on a match in the manufacture of
which he uses the stems of prairie
grass Instead of wood.
Starved for Her Children' Sake.
Dlllsboro, Ind., June 25. The cor
oner's inquest over the death of Mrs.
Randolph, of Vcvay, shows that sh
died of starvation. She had taken no
nourishment for more than a week, di
viding the food she had among her
three children. ' -
Kxcltenaeat at a Circus Parade.'
Beiolt. Wis., June 23. A pile-driver
engine played havoc with Ameot'i cir
cus parade here yesterday. Several
teams of ponies ran away aad a wage a
lead of monkeys and on of perform
ing dogs were demolish Th trains E
secured, tfcs animals,
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