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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JULY 10, 1900.
THE NEWS. Establabed Not. 5, 18tl
VOL. IX, NO. G9.
THE H KKA Ll. Katablisfaed April 10. ISO. f
Consolidated Jan. 1. 1h95.
TWO KIISJF NEWS
CoutHi-ting Reports Concerning
Situation in China.
LONDON SAYS ALL 13 WELL TEEBE,
Berlin Claims to Hare Less
Ninth Regiment, U. 9. A., Arrives at
Taku-KuMia Willing to Let
Japan Iand Troops Ad
Lib. More Fighting.
Berlin. July 10. The foreign office
claims to have no later authentic new a
fium Peking than that published, and ' by the company since July 2 in viola
remains In doubt a, to the fate of the tion of the terms of the agreement of
Si. Petersburg. July 10. Authorita
tive Information jut obtained con
firms the report that llussla has con
sented to and Is even desirous that
Japanese should actively co-operate in
the paclneatlou of China, ltuasia places
no limit on the number of Japanese
troops to be employed, and only fctipu-
to, UUU vi'l cwjju- i
n,ent ;s not to con-
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hereby Japan w .It
lutes that this agree
stltute a mandate w
obtain a privileged position
London Take an Optimistic Viaw.
London. July 10. The Dally Mall's
correspondent at Chefoo announces un
der date of July i that the .Ninth Lnit- ,
ed States Infantry has arrived at Taku. j
With the foreigners In Peking prob- '
ably safe amid civil war, with Prince
Chlug on their side, with the powers .
united and their forces constantly In- .
creasing, the outlook In China is now
rather more hopeful than It has been
tor a mouth past. It appears from the
cautious statement given out byTaotai J
Sheng (who controls the Chinese tele- j
graph). In Shanghai that the reason i
that the heavy guns hearing on the
legations at Peking were not used Is
that Prince Chlng. who is served by
lu.ooo troops, seized all the artillery
ammunition. Sbeng likewise intimates
that Yung Lu. commander-in-chief of
the northern army. Is associated with
Prince Chlng In opposing Prince
Tuan's ferocious designs and dictator
Its s Monopoly of faking New.
Sbeug, who appears to be the sole
Shanghai conduit of Peking news,
cheers the foreign consuls by these con
fidential communications, but takes ex
cessive precautions to prevent the Chi
nese from thinking him friendly to the
foreigners. The feeling of unrest In
the southern and central provinces
continues. The members of the offi
cial classes in those provinces strive
to remain neutral with a leaning to
ward the foreigners, until they shall
see whether the moderate or extreme
factions will win in Peking. Prlnc
Chlng seems to be standing for the
dynasty and the old order against
Prince Tuan's inordinate ambition.
Captare of Peking the Ntotultr, -
Prom a foreign viewpoint the cap
tare of Peking Is the key to the situa
tion, as there Is a fear, according to
The Dally Mall's Shanghai etorrepon
dent, that delay now means loo re
cruits for the Boxers for every soldier
of the allies in the land.
TWO COI'KIEKS t'KOM THE CAPITAL,
Death of Baron Von Ketteler Confirmed
frluce Chlng a Itrtok.
Two couriers arrived at Tlen-Tsln
on July 1 from Peking. One brought a
letter from Sir Claude MaeDonald, tho
British minister, to the same effect as
that previously received from Sir Hub
ert Hart. The couriers confirm the re
ports of the death of Baron von Ket
teler. They say that Prince Chlng Is
doing his utmost to protect the for
eigners, but that the native feeling
against the whites is strong. Two high
officials opposed to the P.oxers are re
ported by the couriers to have been as
sassinated. Sir Claude MacDouald'a
latter is dated four days earlier than
that of Sir Robert Hart's.
A dispatch to a news agency here,
dated Tlen-Tsln. July 2, says: "The
empress dowager, so far from being
dead. Is actively striving to prevent
tba factions fighting. Prince Chiog has
Informed her that he would rather lose
Lis head than be constantly obliged to
warn her of the consequences of the
prolongation of the present anarchy.
Prince Tuan Is quite willing that Chlng
ehauld be decapitated. but the dowager
empress will not allow this. Prince
Tuan has decided that he will tike full
responsibility. He purposes to retake
Tian-Tsln and Taku. Ot.tside of Pe
king, except In the IV Chill and Shan
Tung country, the people are supreme
However all this may be the allies at
Tlen-Tsln are having an exceedingly
unpleasant time. The last engage
ment of which news has come through
occurred on July fi. The Chinese artil
lery opened at dawn. Their fire was
more accurate and their ammunition
better, the shells exploding with pre
cision and setting fire to several build
ing. II. M. S. Terrible' guns again
quieted the Chinese who. shifting their
artillery, reopened the attack In the
Chicago Democrat Suspend.
Chicago, July 10. The Chic ago Dem
ocrat, as afternoon paper organized in
February. 1899. suspended publication
of Its daily edition yesterday. Nathan
Etsenlord. publisher of the paper,
states that Its discontinuance was
made necessary by the lack of patron
age. The Democrat was the outgrowth
of The Dispatch, which was founded
Oct. 19. 1892, by Joseph R. Dunlop.
Clever Leaf Reorganization.
Indianapolis. July 10. The Toledo,
St. Louis and Western Railroad com
pany, a reorgaalzation of the old
Clover Leaf road, extending from To
ledo to East St. Louis, was Incorporated
here yesterday, with a capital stock of
S'jO.ooo.Ooo. The Incorporation fee was
Score on the Diamond.
Chicago. July io Yesterday's
League base ball scores were: At Chl
oafo New York 2. Chicago 3; at Ctu.
dnnatt Philadelphia 4. Cincinnati 5;
at St. Louis Boston 5. St. Louis 10.
American League: At Cleveland-
Milwaukee 4. Cleveland 2; at Detroit
Kansas City 0, Detroit 3; at Infllaaap
olls Minneapolis 4. Indianapolis 5; at
Buffalo Wet grounds.
London. July 10. Lord Salisbury,
United States Ambassador Choate and
Mrs. Choate. and a few others dined
last evening with the Queen at Wind
STRIKE ORDERED ON AGAIN.
j tame Thing Happenlnic at St. Louises Hip-
peiifd at Cleveland.
St. Louis, Mo., July 10. The strike
against tbe St- Louis Transit com
pany by Its former employes which
wa9 declared off on July 2, was or
dered renewed yesterday at a meeting
of the street railway nieii's union at
the West End Coliseum. This morn
ing a 6 o'clock was the time Used
for the renewal of the boycott on all
the company's lines. When the strike
was settled on July 2 there were some
mutterlngs of discontent among the
men over the terms of settlement, and
since that time the dissatisfaction tins
grown daily. Charges were made
that the company bad failed to keep
the agreement of July 2, and a dozen
or more Instances were cited tending
to prove that there had been a breaeli
A batch of affidavits was obtained to
the effect that men has been employed
that date. The company's president.
Whittaker, denied this over his own
signature to the meeting of the men
held yesterday. Hut this Was not be
lieved. Fred W. I.ehmann, attorney
for the company, appeared at the meet
ing and offered to submit the question
as to whether the company had broken
faith to Joseph W. Folk, counsel for
the men. and bound the company to
f bld judgment In the prem
lses. The proposition was ignorec
,nd bT a unan!inous vote tue 9txilt
BEER IN MILITIA CAMPS.
W. C. T. C. Protest. Against It Fresente
at t'amp Lincoln.
Springfield. Ills.. July 10. The men
of the First brigade, in camp here, are
delighted over the passing of the hot
spell. General Fitz-SInious denies em
phatically an interview publibed to
the effect that he had said he would
pay no attention to the protests of the
Springfield W. C. T. U. againt the sala
of beer and liquors in Camp Lincoln:
also that he was in favor of the men
In his command having all the beer
The women have not protested to
him. He declines to t?ay what he will
do. Colonel Stuart, of the Second, Is
opposed to beer, and allows his men
nothing but what the state furnishes
and pays for. Beer Is served at mess
In the First, Seventh and Eighth.
Ei-Cablnet Officer Charged with Violat
ing the Smoke Ordinance.
Madison. Wis., July 10. Complaint
has been made aud a warrant issued
for the arrest of ex Senator W.T. Vilas
on the charge of violating the city
6moke ordinance, the cause of com
plaint being the volumes of soot, which
Is alleged to have dropped from the
smokestack on the Pioneer block, purL
of tho Vilas estate, over the streets
and into the stores for a distance of a
block or more.
Colonel Vilas has promised to secure
a better grade of coal aud abate tint
nuisance, aud City Attorney Alward,
who Is prosecuting the cnx ha con
sented -to let it stand open and await
VICTIMS OF THE MUSHROOM.
Whole La mil j Die from Kating the I'ol
"Little Rock. Ark.. July 10. News
reached here yesterday that an entire
family of nine persons had died near
Calico Rock, Marion county, from eat
lng poisonous toadstools,, supposed to
The victims are W. J. Fink, aged
40; Mrs. Mary Lee Fink, aged :ut; John
E. Fluk. aged IS; Keakle Fink, aged
13; Slgel Fink. aged 11; Veil Fink, aged
9; Rose Lee Fink, aged 7; Melan Fink,
aged 6; Infant child.
The family ate a hearty dinner,
which Included the supposed mush
rooms. All were taken violently ill
and none recovered.
OREWSOME SIGHTAT SEA.
Bodies of Drowned Seamen Being- Carried
Out bjr the Current.
Philadelphia. July 10. The bodies
of a number of drowned seamen, still
clad In their oilskins, were passed last
Wednesday by the sc hooner E. E. Bird
sail, which has arrived here from Fall
River. Several of the bodies stoop up
right in the water, and at first sight the
crew of the Birdsall thought they were
All the bodies were drifting seaward.
There was nothing en their clothing
to Indicate what ship they had manned,
and it Is thought that the vessel broke
up on the shoals between Shlnnecock
and Southampton, L. I.
Kalaer Addressee Hi Sailors.
Kiel. July 10. Addressing the first
naval division, prior to Its departure
for China yesterday. Emperor Will
lam said: 'Yours is the first division
of armored ships which I send abroad.
Remember, you will have to light a
cunning foe, provided with modern
weapons, to avenge the German blood
which has flowed. But spare the wo
men and children. I shall not rest
till China Is subdued and all the
bloody deeds are avenged. You will
fight together with the troops of vari
ous nationalities. See that you main
tain good comradeship with them."
Pretty Good Thing for the Ilrewer.
Washington. July io. The commis
sioner of internal revenue has ac
cepted as final the recent decision of
Judge Kohlsaat. of Chicago, in tha
case of the Manhattan Brewing com
pany against Coyne, collector. The
court held in effect that beer stamps
purchased prior to the date the Ding
ley act went Into effect, at the then
legal discount of per cent., should
have been accepted by the govern
ment at their full face valuo after that
law. which eliminated the discount,
went Into operation.
Wheat Fluctuated Too Mnch.
Sioux City, la., July 9. Leach &
Connelly, of this city, grain brokers,
closed their doors owing to the closing
of their account In Chicago by F. (;.
I.ogan as the result of recent ti actua
tions in wheat.
Ta Image Talks to the Swedes.
Stockholm. July 9. Rev. T. DeWItt
Talmage preached In the linmanuel
church here yesterday to an immense
congregation. Dr. Talmage's sermou
was rendered into Swedish by an inter
preter. Had Hern Run Over by a Train.
Allegan. Mich., July T. John Flau
nigan, formerly a messenger of the
Chicago and West Michigan, was
found one mile from Allegan on the
Lake Shore railroad in a fearfully
Democrat! ami Their Allies "Ar
range Campaign Plans.
STEVENSON IS IN THE COUNCIL.
All Three Parties To Be Represented
in the Management of the Con
Lincoln, Neb., July 10. Plans for
the Democratic national campaign of
were outlined and practically
agreed upon yesterday at a protracted
conference between the leaders of the
party. The plan Includes the ap
pointment of a campaign committee,
as agreed upon between representa
tives of the Democratic, Sliver Repub
lics and Populist parties at Kansas
City. This committee will. It Is aald,
have charge In a measure of the prac
tical working of the campaign and will
work for fusion on state and congres
sional tickets wherever possible. The
press and executive committee. It is
expected, will with one or two ex
ceptions, be the same as last year.
Chicago the Probable Headquarters.
The personnel of all the committees
vas left In the hands of Chairman
Jones. The question of national head
quarters was also left In his bands.
It was stated that Chicago would
probably be selected. Bryan said yes
terday that he had made no plans as
to the part he would take In the cam
paign, and would not do so until he
had conferred further with the party
leaders. The subject was discussed at
the meeting, as well as the amount of
campaign work to be done by Steven
son, who was present at tho confer
ence, having arrived yesterday morn
ing. Others at the conference were
Chairman Jones. Towne, National
Committeemen Campau, Johnson of
Kansas. Stone of Missouri, and Dan
iels of North Carolina, and Sergeant-at-Arms
John 1. Martin.
Tovrne' Drclalon la Deferred.
Towne may not announce his de
cision in regard to the vice president
for several days, although several Pop
ulist leaders in the city stated that bo
might announce his withdrawal to the
Populist executive committee today.
Democratic leaders, however, state
that tiie whole question has been
postponed v.ntil after the middle-of-tl.e-iu.id
state Populist convention, to
lie l.ild at Grand Iland. Neb.. July 20.
The ,-itrltnde taken by that wing of
the Populists and the strength de
veloped 1y tiiem will, it is said, bo
closely observed as a criterion In oth
er Populist states, and should no seri
ous dcilection from the regular Popu
lists on account of Towne's defeat in
the Democratic convention he no
ticed, a conference with the Populist
leaders will flu n ' held, at which time
it is expected Tow ne's withdrawal will
I Mil 4 NS CA I.I. ON M'KINI.KV.
Pawns Hill'. AccrrKnlinn it an Intro- '
iliu tiuii at anion Other Visitors.
Canton. O. July 10. A delegation
of full -blooded Indians waited on the.
president last evening and was re
warded with very coidial handshakes.
They are connected with tho Pawueo
Hill Wild West show and were accom
panied 1 1 tli i:iati whose name the
show bears. There was the usual num
ber of callers to pay llieir respects or
to see I he president on personal liusi-lo-ss
.-mil a number to talk over mat
teis in -otitic. 1 i.ni witli I lie coming of
the imlilicatioii committee on Thurs
day. The survivors of the president's old
regiment in the civil war, the Twenty
third Ohio, are calling and will tie en
tertained by the local posts of the
Grand Army of the Itcpublic. Senator
Fairbanks, of Indiana, will he one of
!ttrci-ntntive SiiIiit Well Pleased.
t'hicairo. July io. Representative
Sulzer. accompanied by Colonel Fred
Feigl. of New York, left Chicago yes
terday for the east. Sulzer gave no
sins of being disgruntled or disap
pointed because the New York delega
tion terned him down and defeated his
nomination tor the vice presidency. He
declined io talk about himself, but
spoke enthusiastically about tin; Dem
ocratic lit Let and platform and pre
dicted a sweeping victory next Novem
ber. t-'nttri ly Satisfactory to GnfVey.
P-ifslmig. July in. Colonel J. M.
Gii:Tcv. national committeeman and
the leader of Pennsylvania's Dem
ocracy, who returned from the Kansas
City convention yesterday, says: "It
was the greatest convention that ever
assembled :md has given us a mag
niiicetit ticket and a platform that all
the Democrats in the country can sup
port." Known Victims Number l.MI Now.
New York. July 10. One other body
was recovered from the Saale late
yesterday afternoon. making four
bodies found yesterday. All of these
bodies were badly decomposed, aud
id. utilisation was impossible. The
total number recovered Is now 15o.
Mil Mean Navol Reserves.
Detroit. July 10. The Michigan
naval reserves, including the Detroit
and Saginaw d'rvisions and the Ben
ton Harbor battalion, sailed yesterday
on their annual practice cruise aboard
the Fuited States steamers Yantic and
Scores on the nnll Fields.
Chicago. July; National League
clubs made thf following scores on the
base ball diamond Satnrdav: At Cin
cinnati Brooklyn !, Cincinnati 5; at
Pittsburg New York 3. Pittsburg 4;
at Chicauro Boston 11. Chicago 4; at
St. Louis Philadelphia 0, St. Louis IO.
(Sunday) " At Chicago New York 3.
Chicago 11: at Cincinnati Brooklyn 4,
Cincinnati 3: at St. Louis Pittsburg
3, St. Imis 17.
American League: At Milwaukee
Chicago t. Milwaukee 3: at Indianapo
lis Detroit !. Indianapolis 5; at Buf
falo Cleveland 4. Buffalo 5; at Kan
sas City Minneapolis '2, Kansas City
3 live innings, rain. (Sunday) At
Buffalo Cleveland 5, Buffalo 11; at
Kansas City Minneapolis 4, Kansas
City 2; at Milwaukee Chicago 7, Mil
PtirMn Confers with Hanna.
Cleveland. July 10. Colonel Wlnfield
T. Durbin. Republican candidate for
governor of Indiana, spent an hour
with National Chairman Hanna yes
terday, discussing political affairs In
- INFURIATED FARMERS
Bant far a N'ef ro Who Made an Assault
Anderson. Ind., July 10. Mr3. Mor
timer Pine, tb wife of a well-to-do
cattle farmer, living three miles west
of this city, was criminally assaulted
by a negro .while at a spring at tba
foot of a bill in the rear of ber borne.
The negro had been watching for tbe
woman, and .when she appeared
knocked a baby from ber arms and
choking ber, knocked ber down. The
screams of the woman attracted tbe
attention of ber husband and farmers
in the fields near by, and upon tbetr
appearances tbe negro tied Into the
Tbe word soon spread, and In less
than half an boar a body of 200 In
furiated farmers were scouring tbe
country. The police or this city were
notified and a posse of them soon
Joined In the search. Tbe roads and
river for several miles are being pa
trolled. If tbe man Is found it Is
feared sutnmarj action may be taken.
Mrs. Pine Is now In a critical condi
tion, suffering from nervous prostra
tion. Her face and neck show the
prints of tbe assailant's fingers.
MICHIGAN PUBLIC DOMAIN.
There Tat Remains 281, SOT Acres Not Oc
cupied by SetMere.
Marquette. Mich.. July 10. The re
port of the United States land office
at Marquette, made public Thursday,
shows that there are still 25 1,557 acres
In the public domain in upper Michi
gan. A year ago, there was 288.458
acres. Nearly 27,000 acres have- been
taken up in the past twelve months.
Tbe most land has been pre-empted in
Marquette. Houghton and Ontonagan
counties. In tbe two last by reason of
tbe copper boom, every piece that
promised to obtain copper being bome
ateaded. Chippewa has tbe largest acreage of
unclaimed lands. 69,208: Marquette
comes second with 50,284. Gogebic
county has the least. 944 acres. Tb-
total for tbe lower peninsula, which
13 also bandied through the Marquette
land ofiice. Is 250.000 acres, but spread
through more counties than lu the up
per part of tbe state.
Question of I'nloii Bear.
Milwaukee. July 10. Whether or
not Milwaukee beer shall be placed on
the "unfair list," Is the question to be
decided at a meeting of the Federated
Trades Council. Union labor claims
that tbe brewers are using boxes for
bottled beer that do not carry tbe un
ion label, and. therefore, are aiding tbe
box manufacturers In tbe strike of box
makers. The brewery owners say they
are willing to use union-made boxes,
but tbe supply Is not equal to tbe de
mand, and that they are. therefore,
compelled to use non-union-made pack
Expert Agree with the Maxim.
Berlin, July 9. Copyright, 1900, by
the Associated Press. The comment
of the experts In the German newspa
pers regarding tbe Zeppiliu airship
is rather unfavorable Eye witnesses
point out that it was impossible for
the airship, acting under the most fa
vorable winds and conditions, to re
turn to the starting point. The experts
noted the fact that even under the fa
vorable conditions existing when the
landing was effected the airship was
Knocked Him too Lightly.
Chicago. July 10. Thomas Faulkner
was knocked unconscious yesterday
after he bad robbed Mrs. Annie Brcen
of her pocket book. In attempting to
escape he attacked G. II. Morris, a gro,
cer, with a razor. Tho grocer knocked
blm unconscious and Faulkner was
taken Into custody by the Warren ave
Mangled Remains Pound.
Fort Dodge, la., July 10. Tbe man
gled remains of a man have been found
en the Northwestern railroad west of
Lohrville. In the clothing was a cheek
for $112 on the Stanhope bank, slgued
by W. E. Oleson. Letters Indicate that
the man was Lewis Oleson. a wealthy
farmer near Stanhope.
Prominent New York Hebrew Dead.
New York, July 10. James H. Hoff
man, president of the Hebrew Techni
cal Institute, trustee of the Baron de
Hlrsch fund, and for more than thirty
five years prominent In Hebrew chari
ties in the Uuited States, is dead, aged
Puts Nearly l.OOO Men at Work.
.Toilet. Ills.. July 10. Tbe converter
and billet mill of the Illinois Steel com
pany resumed yesterday, and nearly
1,000 men were put to work.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Another revolution Is Impending in
Venezuela, headed by Dr. Peltrle.
The supreme court of tho United
Order of Foresters Is in session at the
St. Charles hotel, Milwaukee.
The French government has an
nounced that It will need a new credit
of 14.o00.0u0 francs for Ohina.
Imports of dry goods and merchan
dise at tho port of New York last week
were valued at $3,496,207.
Corlnno Kunz, 6 years old. slipped
from a pile of lumber into a vat of
boiling water at Chicago and was In
stantly scalded to death.
F. W. Clark, of Colby. Wis., was
fined $50 and costs for conducting a
drug store with no registered pharma
cist In charge.
The work of prospecting for Iron ore
near North Freedom. Sauk county.
Wis., has been completed and tbe ma
chinery removed. Tbe result has not
been made public.
General Joseph Wheeler bas been or
dered to recruit those companies of tbe
Fifth regiment stationed at Fort Sheri
dan to tbetr full quota.
Ten thousand cabmen of Naples are
out on strike to prevent tbe Introduc
tion of motor cabs into that city.
1'he lord mayor of London wears a
badge of offlce which contains dia
monds valued at 120.000.
Dogs In HanVhurg are taxed ac
cording to size the bigger the dog the
higher the tax.
An attempt to evade the payment
of 1 cent toll on the Berks and Dauphin
turnpike cost a rich Pennsylvania cat
tle dealer $10.
Wleden. a suourb of Vienna, has the
largest dwelling bouse In the world.
It contains 1,400 rooms, divided into
400 suites, and affords shelter to over
More than million slaves bare
been liberated In Madagascar daring;
the last four years by the French gov
Henry Barnard, well known writer
on educational topics, is dead at Hart
ford. Conn, aged 92.
Consuls at Shenghal Were Alive
on That Iate.
CHINESE HAD CEASED ATTACKING
Only Fear at That Time Was as to
Report That the Boxers Are Discour
aged and That Loyal Chinese
Troops Have Attacked
the ltebels. IZL
London, July 9. The foreign con
suls at Shanghai met on July 7 and
officially announced that the legations
at Peking were safe on July 4, and
that the Chinese had ceased their at
tacks. The only fear felt at that
time, according to the reports of the
consuls, was regarding the food sup
plies. Counter Revolution In Peking.
Brussels. July 1. A dispatch from
Shanghai says that according to a high
Chinese official the two legations which
were still holding out on July 2 were
the object of incessant attacks. There
bad been some losses among the troops
guarding the legations, but the diplo
tnats were safe. The dispatch also says
MRS. KDWIX H. CONGXB.
With Minister Conger in Pekin.
the loyal troops under Prince Chlng.
who is heading a counter revolution,
had attacked the rebels in Peking. The
governor of Shang Tung, according to
the same authority, is reported to have
declined to obey Prince Tuan's orders
to seize Nankin.
Boxers Reported Discouraged.
Further dispatches from Shanghai
6ay the legations were folding out on
July 3, that the rebels had been re
pulsed with a loss of 2,000. and that
the Boxers were discouraged. They
also report that a (eiiuese journal con
firms the announcement of Prince
Ching's counter revolution in Peking.
Chinese Bombarding Tlen-Tsln.
London, July 9. A dispatch from
TIen-Tsin. dated July :. says: "Since
early morning the Chinese have heav
ily bombarded the settlements. Admir
al Seymour has ordered the women
and children conveyed to Taku at the
earliest possible moment.
Hopeful Feeling at London.
Loudon, July 9. The statement
made by the foreign consuls at Shang
hai at their meeting Saturday read
with Consul Warren's dispatch to the
foreign office on the same day makes
it possible to believe that the legations
will hold out for a number of days yet.
Having fought to a standstill the first
outbursts of fanatical fury It is be
lieved that something may Intervene
to save them. The news, after the
sinister rumors of the last ten days.
Is enough upon which to build np
hopes. Tien-Tsin Is still hard pressed.
A Chinese force numbering from 80,
000 to 1O0.O0O men as estimated by
Inconclusive reconnolssanees floods
the country roundabout Tlen-Tsln,
communication between which, place
and Taku Is apparently possible by
The Telegram from Warren.
The dispatch from Warren men
tioned In the foregoing was Issued by
the foreign office Saturday. It con
firmed from thoroughly trustworthy
sources the news received by courier
from Teklng. July 3. saying that two
legations were the day the courier left
holding out against the troops and
Boxers, and that the troops had lost
2.000 men and the Boxers many lead
ers. Warren adds that the messenger
said the Chinese troops were much
disheartened by their losses and that
the Boxers claimed that their mystic
rowers had been broken by the for
eigners, and that they dare not ap
proach the legations. It was further
asserted that the foreigners at Pe
king ought to be aWe to hold out for
a longtime, as they have sufficient food
WK SEND TROOPS TO CHINA.
Six Thousand To Ba Dispatched and tha
Formal Order Issued.
Washington, July 9. The issue Sat
urday of the formal orders for the dis
patch to the east of more than 6.000
troops from the army posts In the
United States was a manifestation of
the energy with which the government
Is now about to act In the Chinese
matter. True, these troops are nominal
ly destined for the Philippines to re
place the volunteers now out there,
but it is admitted that they are being
sent out by a route that will easily
admit of deflection to Taku or some
other convenient Chinese port.
Possibly Consul General Goodnow's
cablegram of Saturday representing
tne leganoners as oeing- anve aa late
as the 3d lust, may have had some
thing to do with this radical action.
Whatever- the cause, if these troops
are landed in China together with the
Ninth Infantry, supposed to be now at
Taku, and the marine and naval con
tingent, the United States will have a
torce in action commensurate with onr
interests and in proportion to the Eu
Japan la to begin the movement on
Peking, according to Saturday's ad
vices, with the full consent of the
powers, and It is calculated that the
foreign reinforcements, including our
own, will arrive In China, if they are
landed at all. in season to finish the
work tnat may be left by the Japan
ese. BRITISH CONVOY SAVED.
Boers Defeated la aa Attempt to Capture)
London, July 9. Tbe war ofBce bas
Issued the following dispatch from
"Pretoria, July 9. General Buller
arrived this morning. He looked very
well and Is apparently noue the worse
for tue bard work be bas gone through
during the past eight months. Tbe gen
eral commanding Ladysmlth tele
graphs that 800 British prisoners be
longing to the Yeomanrv and the Der
byshires have been put over tbe Natal
border from Secretary Keitz' advance
party, and have reached Acton Homes
enroute for Iadysmith. No officers ac
company the men."
Lord Roberts also transmits the
following: "Vlakfontein, July 7. A
convoy passed Greylingstad today.
Before reaching a defile in tbe hills
the Boers shelled the advancing col
umns. Thorneycroft'a men occupied
the hills to tbe right of the narrow
pass, keeping the Boers back on a
ridge to the left, while the Infantry
deployed In plain sight and the artil
lery occupied a position under the
ridge. The Boers worked their guns
rapidly, but the howitzers replied with
effect and drove them back over the
ridge. The convoy passed safely, and
with a gun on the ridge. The British 1
left field battery replied. The first J
shell forced the gun to retire.
(SOUTH DAKOTA MOSQUITOS.
Operation Required on a Maa Whea Bit
ten by One.
Sioux City, la., July 9. Delirous
with pain, lying on a stretcher, C. H.
Skekel, of Bonbomme county, S. D..
one of the wealthiest ranchers of tbe
state, passed through Sioux City for
Chicago, where an operation will be
performed which, it is hoped, will re
lieve his pain, the result of a mosquito
bite. The insect's attack caused first
a swelling on tbe neck, which it be
came necessary to lance.
Later It was found that the knife
must be used again. But no relief was
secured, aud the agony became eo ter
rific that Skekel was helpless, and his
physician injected opiates six times in
traveling 100 miles in order to quiet
the sufferer's delirium. It is considered
one of tbe most remarkable cases on
MARRIES HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW.
She Is Only Twloa Bis Age, but Ha Liked
Milwaukee, July 9. Louis Hlrsch
has broken all records and married
his mother-in-law. Hlrsch married the
daughter of Mrs. Albertina Abrahams.
His wife died three months ago. Since
her death Hlrsch, who is a laborer,
boarded with his mother-in-law. Ap
parently he liked her cooking, fur
some time ago he proposed and she
They were to have been married by (
the pastor of Mrs. Abraham's church ;
three weeks ago, but he refused to per
form the eeremouy. They were mar- j
ried Saturday night by Justice Dullea. '
The groom is 30 years of age and tbe
bride OO. The marriage was witnessed
by AUert and Helena Schaisueider, '
FATAL YACHTING ACCIDENT
Idler Capsizes On Cleveland and Six. Llvaa
Cleveland. July 9. During a fierce
squall Saturday afternoon the yacht '
Idler, owned by John and James Cor
rigan, was capsized and sunk, six miles
off this port, and six lives lost. Follow
ing are the names of those drowned:
Mrs. James Corrlgan. wife of the well
known vessel owner; Misses Ida Corrl
gan and Jane Corrlgan, and Mrs.
Charles Itlley all daughters of James
Corrlgan; Miss Etta Corrlgan. daugh
ter of Captain John Corrlgan.
The only survivor of the passengers
Is Mrs. John Corrlgan. She and six
men of the crew were picked np by a
fish tug and brought to the harbor.
Frank H. Collier Is Arrested.
Chicago, July 9. Frank H. 3ollIer,
the eccentric lawyer, was arrested at
the Union railway station for making
a disturbance on a Chicago. Burling
ton and Quincy train. Mr. Collier
insisted on boarding the train for
Galesburg, but refused to show the
conductor his ticket. He held a large
clock in one hand and an umbrella in
the other. Dhen the train started
tbe lawyer ran after it and fell. At
the police station he showed his ticket
and was released.
Oao of tha Terrors la Dead.
Tucson, A. T., July 9. Warren Earp.
one of tbe seven brothers who were
the terrors of Arizona in the early
days, is dead at tbe bands of a cow
boy. Earp and the pnncher engaged
in a quarrel In a saloon and the
ranchman drew too quickly for the
other. Wyatt Earp, referee of the
Bharkey-Fitzslmmons fight In San
Francisco, la the victim's brother.
SPQONEbTrEADY TO RETIRE.
Will Not Be a Candidate for Re-Election
to tha V. 8. Senate.
Milwaukee. July 7. Senator John
C. Spooner, who is serving his second
term as United States senator, an
nounced In The Sentinel yesterday
morning his decision not to be a candi
date for re-election. The announce
ment was wholly unexpected by Wis
consin Republicans, as Senator Spoon
er retires at a time when be has a
strong hold on the affections of his
party, and when the certainty of his
re-election was evey where conceded.
He will serve out tbe two years of,
his term, and makes tbe announce
ment now because one-half the state
senate elected this year will par
ticipate in the election of his successor.
His reasons for retiring from public
life are purely personal to himself and
his family, and these, it is known,
relate to Mrs. Spooner's ill-health
which makes a residence in Washing
Scorea oa tho Diamond.
Chicago, July 7. Base ball scores
recorded yesterday by League clubs
wra aa fnllstwa At P1nitnnslnpnnlr.
flyn 10, Cincinnati 0; at Chicago Bos
ton 4. Chicago 6; at St Louis Phila
delphia 10. St. Louis 6.
American League: At Kansas City
Minneapolis 7, Kansas City 9; at
Indianapolis Detroit 6, Indianapo
Woman Killed by Lightning.
Rockford. Ills., July 7. Mrs. Mary
Callan, of Elroy, while on the way to
a neighbor's, was struck by lightning.
Her body was found some hours later
under a barbed wire fence.
TRANSPORT IS OVERDUE.
War Department Entertains Fears For tha
The transport Lgao, houcd for
China with tbe Ninth regiment, is now
five days overdue, and this fact is
causing the state, navy and war de
partment officials at Washington a
great deal of anxiety. Speaking of the
matter, the Chicago Times-Herald
"Naval and army experts say that
there is good cause to bo alarmed over
the fate of the Ninth infantry. A na
val officer who is converfaut with the
climatic conditions and the whims of
tbe sea winds of that region said that
it is very dangerous for a heavily ladeu
ship to try to make a quick voyage in
those waters at this time of the year.
" "This is the season of typhoons in
oriental waters." be said, "mid even
the best sailors cannot te sure thnt
they will ever carry their ship through
a voyage without accident. The storms
rise with almost fiendish ferocity and
without sufficient notice to give a
skipper time for preparation. The
largest ships are tossed about like toy
boats on a rough pond.
'The Logan is a good vessel, it is
true, but she must have been well
weighted down. Human freight is the
most perilous for a ship to carry, aud
oftentimes where a vessel would
weather a storm under an ordinary
cargo she will flounder aud sink laden
with hundreds of people. The move
ments of the occupants of a vessel may
in some way account for this, but the
fact is well known by naval officers and
"The Iogau is today fully five days
overdue. Ke-mpfT has not been heard
from In that leuglh of time. There is
said to be a possibility that he has
started in search of the transport,
knowing when to look for her and not
sighting her. This would account for
silence. Again, the lors of over a thou
sand regular army boys by drowning
when on their way to tight for the Mag
and for humanity in a strange couutry
would be such news that any officer
would bo reluctant to send to his su
periors unless he had absolute proof of
"Thetefore no more can be said of
the fate of the Ninth; the officials here
are hoping for tbe best, just as the)7
have been hoping that the lives of
Americans in Pekin were stiil safe."
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