Semi-weekly news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1895-1909, July 31, 1900, Image 1
V o' t ! Semi ERAJLB TIIK NKAi. towblshed NOT.S.IH91 I THK HKKALli, KstabhHtied April lu. 1jC4. (Consolidated Jan. 1.1SB5. PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JULY 31, 1900. VOL. IX, NO. 75. JEKf NALD'S 1 England Hears Direct From Her Representative. FIGHTING FBOlf JUNE 20 TO JULY 1 6 Since Then He Says There Has Been an Armistice. But a Chinese Cordon Surrounds the Legationer All the Women hw and Children In the Brit Ish Stronghold. London. July 31. Sir Chili Chen, Chinese minister iu Loudon, has leen iiutlti.-tl by telegraph that LI Hung Chans, conjointly with other viceroys and governors, has meiinrialized the throne to urge the Immediate sending of the foreign representatives under escort to Tleii-Tsiu. or the resioration to theni of free telegraphic conimunl tatioii with their governments. London.July 31. Ttie admiralty has made public the following dispatch from Rear Admiral Urine at Tien Tsiu: "Following message from Peking: 'British legation. IVking June '21 to July Its repeatedly attacked by Chi nese troops on all sides. Both ritle and artillery Are. Since July 1 an armis tice, but a cordon is strictly drawn on both sides of the position. All Women and children iu the Kritish legation. Casualties to date. sixty-two killed. In cluding Captain St routs. A number of wounded in hospital, including Cap tain Halliday. Rest of legation all well except David OUphaut and War ren, killed July 11. " 'MACDONALD.' " Seems to Settle the Matter. Washington, July 31. The London news that Sir Charles MacDonald has been beard from seems to settle tTie matter of the safety of the legationer at Peking up to the date of the dis patch. For evidence of their safety ac cumulated yesterday. Firt was a dis patch from Fowler, our consul at Chefu, stating that a letter from the eGrmau legation at Peking dated July 21 had been received at Tien-Tsin. This letter was as follows in effect: "German loss is ten dead and twelve wounded. Chinese ceased their attack, on the 12th. Baron von Ketteler's body said to be safe. The Austrian. Dutch and Spanish legations destroyed, and the French partially." Next was a letter from the Jitpanese legation. ilariul at PuL-liifr M statlni? that Ten battalions of Chinese shelled the lega- li-jurj i.'usrvutlTi-lj fr,tk. li... nh . June and stopped on the 17th of July, but may renew. The German. Russian, American. British and half the Japan ese and French legations still defend ed," and finally that "the enemy are dec-rasing." Con timed from Other Sourer. The foregoing news from Peking "was continued by cables from Berlin, London and Brussels, all telling pretty much the fame story as the two given, and that from Berlin stating that the German legation dispatch urged the rapid advance of relief. General Chaf fee cables that br had reached Taku at lu a. m. July 2S. A Tien-Tsin dis patch tells a story of the attack on the legations at Pekiug July 10,. when the United States and British troops laid a trap for Ah Sin that cost him 1.000 dead. Among those killed on the Chi nese side In the fighting was their general SI a. I'KELINU BKTTEK AT WASHINGTON Stwi Freshen the Hope That We Can Soon Hear Direct from Conger. Washington, July 31. The effect of yesterday's news from China was to freshen the hope that the government can soon get In direct communication with Minister Conger. The mass of testimony as to his being alive as late as the 22d Inst, is now so great as to warrant the department iu resuming the consideration of projects for the future. With all of Its anxiety to get Conger and the Americans iu Peking safely away the department is pro ceeding with caution, and is by no means disposed to accept any proposi tion that would unduly Jeopardize their lives. Such might be the result of an off-hand acceptance of the proposition to have the Chinese government de liver the foreign ministers at Tieu Tsln. for It is realized that the escort fmiKbt be overpowered by superior forces of Boxers on the way to the Bea. The state department has come to the conclusion that Conger himself is the best person to judge of the condi tions under which his deliverance shall be effected, and it is again looking to the Chiuese government to place it in communication with Conger in order that It may be advised by him. That requirement was the first of the con ditions lajd down by President McKin ley In his answer to the appeal of the Chinese emperor, so that the situation diplomatically cannot be said to have been materially changed by the latest develomnents It is known here that Germany Is one of the governments which is put ting forth every effort to get into di rect communication witu tue oe- leaguered ministers, and like the Unit ed States has had recourse to the "un d reround" route. An object of spe cial solicitude is to discover whether Baroness von Ketteler has escaped, or whether she shared the fate of her husband. Up to the present nothing has. been received to throw any light on the subject. No Tobacco Prize Package. Washington. Julv 31. The commis sioner of internal revenue has Issued a circular prohibiting the use by nianu facturers of cigars, cigarettes or tobac co when put up In statutory packages of labels containing "Any promise or offer of, or any order or certlfleate for. nd gift, prize, premium payment, or reward." Thla regulation is to take effect Sept. 1, 1000. Fell ftOO Feet. Op-den. Utah, July 31. George II Bergbett. paying teller of the Ogden State bank, was killed In Pine canyon ratline from a cliff 500 feet high. His body was mangled beyond recog iTirvm. His parent- reside at Aber DO MESSAGE THAT DEADLY EVENING GUN Military Authorities to Inquire loto the Udm of It Premature Uhrharge. Springfield. Ills.. July 31. Colonel V,,nr mnnHlnp. the I'lMt r-.l Villrr.' Illinois National Guard., and com-' rnander of the post at Camp Lincoln, yesterday ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain, If iios.sible, who was resjon Hible for the premature discharge of the evening gun Sunday. He apjioiDted the following as the coiiif: Captain Frank 11. Hamilton, Springfield, eiP frlneer corj.s. president; Lieutenants B. M. Chiperneld, Canton. First cavalry, and John F. Hamilton, battery B, Galesburg, recorders; Lieutenant D. N. Williams, Chicago. sicnal corps. The court met yesterday after noon and adjourned to 0 this morning. Of the most seriously wounded Cor poral Charles Balsley is very weak and suffers great pain, but the physicians have hopes of saving his life if blood Poisoning does not set in. Private Jesse Rupert, who is a physical giant. Is cheerful, but his case Is critical. Private Albert Stevens is much worse, but recovery Is looked for if lockjaw or blood poisoning does not Set in. Private Sharp Is out of clanger. : FIVETH0USANDB0EBS Lay Down Their Arms tft I ncondit ional Surrender to Robert. London. July 31. The greatest num ber of prisoners taken at one time since the South African war N-ganwas taken Sunday by General Hunter's force near Nnauwjtoort. Here Hunter had a sharp fight, with slight loss, however, and actually did got the wily Boer into a corner where he could get out only by cutting his way. General I'rinsloo. the Boer com mander, consequently legan making offers to surrender on various condi tions, but under Marshal Roierts' in structions Hunter Insisted on uncon ditional surrender except a stipulation that the Boers were to lte considered prisoners of war. not reln-ls. The re sult was the surrender of 3,000 Boers and their comma uder. Pmnsloo. A. J. STREETER IS E0BBED.H Once - Poipllst Candidate for Faesideat ; Looted lu the City of Mexico. City ,-rf Mexico, July 31. A. J. Streetor. jof New Windsor, Ills.; once the Popuijist candidate for;, the .presi dency ol he United tSates. was robbed at the Mexic an Central . station here Sunday slight. lie lost his poeketbook. containing money and railroad tickets. He wi about to take a through train to the I fated States. - Mci'fdden Defeat Jack O'Brien. . New ftprk, July 31, George Mc Fad den, thetlocal lightweight boxer, ad mlnlster! a severe drubbing to Jack O'Brlei , formerly of Halifax. N. S., but no vp resident of this city, before the .Twentieth Century club atMadi son J?(iure " garden last "night. The pair m?tffor a twenty-live round bout, but thrfe were only twelve rounds of UI iii.-rBr were win; innie nranui vt i IghtinjX O'Brien was so badly, jmivj iacd ih twelfth rouuU tutu. in;'Xa.T orcedi tjslve up wln-n the Ih-11 rang l flghti la forced for the beginning ' of the thirteenth. He w.isknocked down three times lu the tvellth round by. blows on the body ey Scattered Hia Ahe. Cln-iiatl. July 31. The remains of WlUiian eL'ase, of Lafayette, Iud., were crenifteA here last Wednesday. The will cf $ase requested that "my ashes be s Tet'n to the four winds of heaven.! During the Sunday after noon concert In Eden park, the high est, cf the hilltop resorts here, the inenj--ot au-s -iujnrr'CT1" a vugs, to i . . - A ' . . . i I t ira i piace ana ineraiiy carried out me will by strewing the ashes to the winds in the presence of a vast crowd, while the baud discoursed sacred mu sic. Case was an eccentric musician. Carbolic Acid Lying Around. Sycamore. Ills., July 31. The young daughter of Henry Carpenter was play ing In the barn with her older brother. when he found a Iottle of carbolic acid. He gave it to his sister, who in her play jwured a large quantity of the fluid over her head aud face. A doctor was summoned Immediately, but the child's eyes were burned out le fore proper remedies could be applied. Her head and face were burned hor ribly aud she will probably die. Hi Hod y Drifted Out. Manistee, Mich., July 31. Arverd Peterson, a young man who was visit ing friends here, was drowned while bathing In the river. He stepped gud denly into deep water and was unable to help himself and the small loys who were with hlui could render no assistance. The life-saving crew and others dragged for hours, but the body has not leeu found, and it has prob ably been carried out Into Lake Mich igan. Another Hmbaid Murder Case. Fowler. Ind.. July 31. Star Cox and Mrs. Elizabeth Lydia have been held to the circuit without bail on the charge of poisoning the woman's hus band, William Lydia. The latter died suddenly on July It), with symptoms of strychnine poisoning. The coroner's Inquest, which has been In session ever since, gave a verdict recommending that Cox and Mrs. Lydia be held foT further investigation. , : Jealous Miscreant Again. Eldora. Ia.. July 31. While In n Jeal ous rage Otto Pennington, an Kldor.i laborer, killed his wire at Owasa and attempted to kill J. F. KirkpatrUk and family, and escaped In a corn field. The whole community is enraged at Pennington's act. and Sheriff Mitterer with a posse and bloodhounds are alt er him. Glre Him a Compound Broken Neck. Rock Rapids. Ia.. July 31. Miss Mary Hale was attacked by II. A. Bliss with a hatchet at her home six miles of here, receiving three com pound fractures of the skull. Her re covery is doubtful. Blissf gave himself up to" the officers. Jealousy was the cause of the deed. . GoodWeatlier for Farmers. Waupaca. Wis.. July 31 The weath er for the past week has been all that farmers could ask for. A more than notato crop is now assured. The corn crop will be larger than for several years, both as to acreage and yield Winter rye and winter wheat are now being harvested and are only about half a crop, the drought of last month being the cause. Capper Discovered In Natal. "London. July 28. The Durban cor respondent of The Standard says that an important discovery or copper uas been made in Northern Natal and that the lode la reported to be four fttt I wide.' ASSASSIN SUCCESSFUL ! "S l "cu " tl" " ' Bullet In His Heart. REGICIDE IS AT ONCE CAPTURED Officers Prevent the People from ' Tearing Him to Piecss. Shot Down Just as He Had Completed a fublic Distribution of Prizes Cabinet Hears the . News at Koine. Monza, Italy, July 30. King Ilnm lert was shot here last evening by a man named Angelo Bressi and died in a few minutes. The king had been attending a dis tribution of prizes In connection with f I . KINO HUMBERT, a gymnastic competition. He had Just entered his carriage with his aide-decamp amid the cheers of the crowd, when he was struck by three revolver shots . fired in quick succession. Monarch Pierced Througrh the Heart. One pierced the heart of his majesty, who fell back and expired in a few minutes. The assassin was immediate ly arrest and with was some difficulty, saved frotn the fury of the populace. He gave his name as Angelo Bressi, describing himself as of- Prato, la.Tus jrauy. . u i : ' - - - - vy " Rome, July 30. - terrtble event at : New Kecetred at BooMk.k.,: . - The news of the Mooza did not arrive QCEKN MAKGMERITA, Widowed by the Assassin's Bullet. here until after midnight. Signor Sa-rac-co, the premier. Immediately sum moned a meeting of the cabinet and arranged for the ministers to start at the earliest possible moment for Mon za. The lrince and Princess of Naples are on lioard the Yela, yachting In the Levant. BRITISH "OCCUPY MIDDLEBURG. Hunter Has Hard Work Capturing Four ' lesburg. Losing lOOMen. London, July .". General French has occupied Middleburg iu the Trans vaal and General Pole-Carew, with the Guard's brigade has arrived at Brug- spruit, twenty miles west of Middle burg. A dispatch from Fouriesburg. dated July 27. shows that the capture of Fouriesburg was preceded by heavy fighting to force a passage of the passes, which was stubbornly con tested for two days. General Hun ter's forces had the hardest work In forciug Relief's Nek, his casualties amounting to atmut 100. Upward of ;.0iM Boers, with a very large number of wagons, a large quantity of stores ami many cattle have now been driven Into the moun tain passes, where they are watched by British troops. Iheir escape rrom that point will be very difficult. Found Dead at His Home. Crystal Falls, Mich., July 30. Mil ton Stowell. a well-known farmer liv ing on a homestead several miles from this city, was fonnd dead with a gash in his throat and a bullet hole in his head. He had been dead several days when found. It is thought that he committed suicide. Tod" Sloan Progressing Favorably. London. July 30. "Tod" Sloan, who was injured last Friday at the Liver pool July meeting while riding Ma luina. Is progressing favorably and is expected to return to Ixndon early this week. It Is doubtful, however, that lie. will be able to ride for some weeks. He Knilril His Domestic Trouble. Cinc innati. July 30. On account of domestic troubles the wfe of Albert Kipp. a brakeman, recently left him and returned to her parents. Kipp Saturday got notice of divorce pro ceedings. He took the papers to his wife yesterday . and told her there would be no need of serving them on him. Calling for water he swallowed two ounces of carbolic acid and died In great agony with his wife and three small children clinging to hia v. THEY TOOK DEADLY RISK. Mea Who Coald Not Swim Go Into Deep Water to Save Life. Chicago. July 31. Several hundred people stood upon the Clark street bridge and saw two men who could not swim jump into the river to save a woman who bad made a deliberate attev.pt to commit suicide. The crew of the Illinois fire tug arrived in a small boat in the nick of time, else all three would have been drowned. Lilian Owensly, th rescued woman. Is but 19 years old. She came to Chicago from Monmouth, Ills., recently. Before leaping into the river she had swal lowed carbolic acid. Alfred Lyons and Jock ilackln, were the two young men. Mackln and Lyons noticed the deathly pallor of her face as she passed them on the bridge. She leaned upon the rating for sup port, and they asked her if she was not ill. She replied faintly that she was all right and made her way down the creaky stairway to the docks. Lyons and Mackln followed her. She beard them coming and ran a little ways down the wharf and jumped in. They followed amid cheers from the crowd that had lined the. east walk of the bridge. All three were flounder ing in the water when the firemen ar rived in the life boat from the tug Illinois. MOUNT AND KENTUCKY. Governor May Tet Honor a Requisition for C. E. Flnley. Indianapolis, July 31. The non-committal attitude that Governor Mount has assumed toward honoring a requisition for the return to Kentucky of Charles E. Flnley since the startling evidence in the trial of Powers at Georgetown has filled Flnley with mis givings, and it is said among his close friends here that he Is arranging to leave the state, and will do so in a few days. A week ago Just after the evi dence was introduced, connecting Fin ley with the transportation of armed mountaineers to Frankfort, some of his friends called upon Governor Mount and attempted to discuss the evidence with him. aud lncldentalllv cave Fin- The executive was wholly non-com-milttaL but admitted that nnless it was clearly shown by the defense that much of the testimony of the prosecu tion was manufactured the case did not present an active phase for the Re publicans, This was construed to mean that the governor believed there was stronr presumption of guilt on the part of the Indicted men. but further than this he would not go. It is said that Governor Taylor Is also growing un easy. . HE HAD A HEN Off And She Hatched Him Oat a Clear ProBt ' of SIOO. Sioux Falls, S. D.. July 31. Because one of his bens selected a bin contain ing about 800 bushels of wheat, as the place to hatch out a brood of yuBg, chlctens. n Clay oounti farmer is $loo richer than he otherwise would have been. The farmer, upon deciding to market his surplus wheat, which he bad carried over from last season, pro ceeded to his granary, where he found that the hen bad taken possession. He decided not to disturb the hen, but to wait until the young chickens were hatched. In the meantime the price of wheat advanced until the farmer discovered he had gained $100 by allowing the hen to "set It out." Going to Build a Labor Temple. Des Moines. Ia.. July 3L The Trades and Labor assembly, composed of for ty nnions of this city, has organized Sf--fatber-r-rieraple association. Plans have been perfected for building f la bor temple, 66x132 and four stories high. It is to cost $60,000. The sale of non-interest-bearing bonds, redeem able in ten years. Is to raise the money. NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE. It Is stated that King Humbert was Insured for $7,000,000. Charles Cross, alias "Joe" Rodgers, who escaped from the Cook county (Chicago) Jail in the latter part of 1897. enlisted In the United States army and was killed In the Philippines. Seditious handbills were distributed at a home rule demonstraton in Cork. Count Mengden, secretary of the Russian section at the Paris fair, com mitted suicide. Lewis Harvine Finney, private sec retary to Secretary of the Navy Long, died at Warm Springs, Ta. Cardinal Richard has instructed the French clergy to keep away from the Paris exposition at night. Thirty persons were killed In a mine explosion and fire at Matehuala, Mex ico. Henry H. Sullivan, once a Roman Catholic priest, was rescued from a mob by the police at Chicago. He had attacked the Roman church. John D. Rockefeller's $100,000 gift to Wellesley was accepted after vigor ous objection from some members of the faculty, who didn't want "trust money" taken. The dowager empress' full name is Tzehi Toanyu Kangi Choayu Chuang cheng Shokung Chinhlen Chungsih. Archibald Dyes, of New York, cut his throat with a beer bottle. Dyes will die. A boy with a cigarette set fire to a woman's hat on the Graham & Morton dock, Chicago. The Duchess d'Arcos. wife of the Spanish ambassador, will be at the G. A. R. encampment at Chicago. Salva Ben Mohammed, who says he's the sou of the sultan of Morocco, whipped a hotel clerk at Springfield, Mass., for calling him a negro with two g'a. Spontaneous Combustion Coats $10,000. McLeansboro, Ills., July 30. Fire destroyed the general stores of W. C. Ingram and S. B. Allen and two more houses at Broughton. nine miles south of here. The loss will exceed $10,000; insurance about $5,000. Supposed cause, spontaneous combustion in oil room. Man and Wlfa Fatally Burned. Autsiu. Tex.. July 30. A fire due to the careless handling of kerosene in starting a fire destroyed the residence of Theodore Hackenburg. Hackenburg ana nis wire were ratauy burned Property loss about $50.000. Prof. Fiagg 1 Better. Foxboro, Mass.. July 30. The condi tion of Professor Rufns C. Fiagg of Ripon college, who is ill with typhoid at his brother's home here, is slightly improved aaiuruay, atmougn the dan ger point has not yet been nassed Mrs. Fiagg and daughter have ar rived. JIMI Queen Will Not Leave Body of Murdered King. ASSASSIN CALM AND INDIFFEBENT Deslares He Had Ho Accomplices, and Acted Alone. Pope Leo Is Informed of the Tragedy and Is Greatly Moved by the News Humbert's Apart ments Sealed. j Monza, July 31. King Humbert's remains repose in the Natal villa. His I face Is peaceful and there Is a smile ' on his lips. His assassin makes no I defense. He simply declares the act , ' was not the result of conspiracy, but , done of his own initiative ami volition. ' i It appears that when King Humbert . was wounded he exclaimed "It is noth- ! I vaa a . . mg. ine royai carriage covered the distance bet ween the Gyninasticsociety club house, where the crime was com mitted, and the royal villa at full speed, requiring but three minutes. The king expired on the way, and although placed on a bed was dead when the doc-tors arrived. Bressi is young, tall and swarthy. It appears that he remained l'.ur days in Prato and two days at Bologna, after which he came here. Distress of Oaten Mnrgherltn. When Queen Margherita arrived at the villa it was still hoped that the king would survive, aud when the truth was broken to her a heart-rending scene ensued. Bursting luto tears she exclaimed: "It Is the greatest crime of the century. Humbert was good and faithful. No person could have loved his ieople more. He was one who bore III will to none." When the queen's mother arrived there was an ojher affeetinjr aceue, The. assassin Is strictly "guaT3einT " rhT--Il4ccn-tinues to preserve absolute Indifference and took his meals yesterday without any sign of itelng affected by his posi tion. A second revolver was found on the public stand in the gymnastic grounds. Refuses to (Jolt the Death Chamber. The room where the body reposes Is already filled with flowers. The queen herself i placed a wreath on the bier and knelt and prayed beside the body, and In spite of the entreaties of the princes and princesses she refused to quit -the death chamber, which is in charge of Count Jurri, the late king's aide-de-camp. 11 It ily 1 In Mourning. Rome. July 31. Telegrams from all the towns and villages of Italy show that all the country deeply mourns the dath hc ktefc- "'F! v.-j-w-b,cm . floa are h-df-marted and shop are closed All girrison towns at noon saluted at lO gnus while at the naval ports min ute guns were fired. The municipality of Milan half-masted Its flag and pub lished a manifesto objurgating the hor rible tragedy. The bourse at Rome has closed, and not a shop Is oien. ROMAN PONTIFF HEAKS THE NEWS It Ia Broken to Him Gradually, and He Show Much Emotion. Brussels. July '31. A special dis patch from Rome saysi, "Mgr. Angelo DI Pietro (prefect of the Congregation of the Council) took it upon himself to inform the pope of the nssassina- jJonnf King Humlert. He entered tne enamoer oi ieo at an i ni ij -nwurti The latter was already awake. The cardinal cautiously first stated that an attempt had leen made upon the life of the king, whereupon the Pope im mediately asked if the wound was dan gerous. The prelate replied 'very dan gerous.' but his anxious air was no ticed by the pope, who at once divined the truth. "His emotion was such that he was unable to speak for some time. When his distress had passed he wished to leave his l-d and to celebrate mass for the repose of the king's soul. Later he summoned Cardinal Rampolla (papal secretary of state), whom he requested to send a dispatch of con dolence to Princess Clotilde, sister of the queen. The audiences fixed for to day were suspended." Rome. July 31. The Conserva tor of the Quirinal has sealed up all the private apartments of King Hum bert and all the doors of the palace except one. The members of the dip lomatic corps all went yesterday morning to the foreign office to tender their condolences. The visitors' books at the Quirlnal have already leen filled with the names of callers. Pro found calm prevails throughout the en tre country. Such members of the chamber of deputies as are In Rome met yesterday afternoon and adopted a resolution execrating the crime and expressing unbounded sorrow. Secretary Wilson Not a Candidate. Des Moines, Ia., July 31. The name of Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, be ing used so persistently in connection with the United States seiiatorship, a local paper contains an authorized statement from Secretary Wilson, which he hopes will set all rumors at rest. He authorized The Capital to say that he is not a candidate for the United States senate, will not be, and should no longer be considered In con nection with it. P., D. and B. Changes Owners. Springfield. Ills., July 30. Judge Al len, in the United States circuit court Saturday entered an order to turn over the Peoria, Decatur and Evansville railroad and all properties to the Illi nois Central railroad, which company purchased the P., D. and E. Seriously Hurt in a Runaway. Brighton, Ia., July 31. Louis Jor dan, aged 4S. and his wife were seri ously and probably fatally injured in a runaway accident near here. They bad started to drive to town. The team became frightened and ran away. The wagon tongue broke and both were thrown out. Mrs. Jordan bad a fracture of toth arms and was badly bruised. Mr. Jordan was Injured Inter nally. Reseat an Insult and Is Stabbed. Sullivan, Ind., July 31. John Wells, a young negro, stabbed James Maskell. Wells and Edward Boone Insulted Mas kell's sweetheart, as it Is alleged, and he resented it by kuocklng Boone down, whereupon Wells stabbed him, inflicting a serious wound. Wells es caped arrest. ALL ITALY 3 ilODilM DONE BY THE CIGARETTE. v Men Hart. Two Fatally, at the Illi nois M lilt la Encampment. Springfield. Ills., July 80. Ten per sons were injured, two fatally, by the premature discharge of the evening gun at the National Guard encamp ment at Camp Lincoln about 5 p. m. yesterday. The explosion was caused by some one throwing a lighted ciga rette into somo powder which bad fal lu to the ground owing to the bag of powder being broken. The injured are Jesse Rupert, head, chest, arms and left leg terribly burned, left arm brok en and left band partially shot away will die; Corporal Charles Balsley, Battery A, Danville, face, breast and arms badly burned, left arm broken and chest torn and entire body mass of brulses will die; Edward Smoot, face badly burned; Albert Stevens, face aud hands burned; J. G. Gritton. hands and face scorched; Sergeaut Schroeder. face burned all of Battery A, Danville; Harry Peters, civilian, Springfield, face burned; Charles Sharp, signal corps. Chicago, face aud hands filled with powder, serious; Harry Kebeler, civilian, Springfield, face, hands and neck badly burned, may lose eye sight; Chester Hunt. Springfield, face painfully burned. There were several others more or less hurt, but not sufficiently to keep them from getting off the ground. Coriwual Balsley and Jesse Rupert, acting quartermaster, were loading the evening gun assisted by several men of Battery A. A sack of powder was placed in the mouth of the cannon and impert was about to drive the charge home. The powder sack was too large for the gun, and in forcing It into the month it was torn and some of the powder fell to the ground Just below the muzzle of the cannon. Private Ru pert stood facing the gun, ramrod In hand, and had the rod on the sack at the muzzle of the cannon. Balsley also faced the gun, and soldiers and civilians In some numbers were gath ered around, despite the commands of the officers In charge to keep back. Suddenly some one uttered words: "Watch them scatter." , Then there was a flash of powder on the ground; the flame was communicated to the powder which was being forced Into .w m - ...aw -is. . was the result. Some say It was a man In uniform who threw the cigarette, but Harry Peters, who was an eye-witness of the explosion, is of the opinion that It was a small boy. , BOARD OF TRADE QUOTATIONS. Suit to Compel Their Dellyery to Any Wwo WU1 Pay far Them. Kansas City, July 30. On applica tion of C. C. Christie, president of the Christie Street Commission company. Judge John W. Henry, of the clrcui court, in chambers Saturday granted an inctlon enjoining tbe Western Union legraph company from enter ing Int any arrangement or combina tion with the Board of Trade of Chi vago orjwny of Us tneottbere; -toe rspee sentatlVes to cut off or prohibit thej Christie Street Commission company from receiving the market quotations of the Board of Trade of Chicago, as they are transmitted over its line. The jrinclple grounds on which they seek the injunction are 'that the mar ket quotations of Chicago are public property aud the courts have held that they are Impressed with a public In terest and when sent over the wires, or placed upon the wires, that every per son who pays for same has a right to them." Fell Fifteen Feet and Slept. Norristown. Pa.. July 30. Annie Rose, a servant employed by W. W. Potts fit Swedeland, placed her bed at an open window to get the benefit of the draft.- During- tbo night she dreamed her mistress called her. She ' arose, and while still asleep walked out of the window. Although she fell a d. stance of fifteen feet the shock failed to awaken her. Members of the family were aroused by the noise and discovered the girl sound asleep on the lawn under the window. She was un injured. Orangemen Parade at Gotham. New York. July 30. Chief Devery had all tli ioliee reserves, 500 In num ber, in the borough of Manhattan on the line of the Orangemen's parade which took place Saturday. The pre cautionary measure was taken on ac count of the Sous of Limerick, who had threatened to have a counter dem onstration, and th.'lr proposed line of march crossed that of the Orangemen in several places. There were about 3,000 Orangemen in line, and no dis turbance. ; Killed as He Walked the Street. Little Rock. July 30. James L. Fitzgerald, paymaster In theoffice of the treasurer of the Choctaw, Oklaho ma and Gulf railroad, was Instantly kllld by lightning during a terrific storm Saturday afternoon. He was walking along the street with his brother and Pat Sullivan when struck. Mr. Sullivan was badly injured and Mr. Fitzgerald's brother was knocked dowu. Fitzgerald's clothes were en tirely torn off and his body disfigured. Iowa Railway Appointment. St. Paul, July 30. Chief Clerk Rog ers, of Vice I'resident Miller's office, of the Great Northern railway, has been appointed general passenger and freight agent of the Willmar and Sioux Falls railway, with headquar ters at Sioux City, la. Death of Inventor St. John. Cleveland, July 30. H. R. St. John, the Inventor of the typobar typesetting machine and vice president and man ager of the St. John Typobar com pany. Is dead of heart disease, aged 06 years. Free DeU very for Farmer. Washington, Jyly 30. The postoffice department has ordered tue establish ment of rural free delivery service on autr. 1 at New Boston, Ills. Queen WUhelmlaa to Wed. Amsterdam. July 30. The Handels blad says it learns that on Aug. 31, Queen Wilhelmina's birthday, her maj esty will make an announcement in regard to her marriage. Rumor has it that she will marry Frederick Francis, grand duke of Mecklenburg Schwerin, who is IS years old. Two Conventions Not Connected. Bos'on. July 30. Secretary' Ervlng Wlnslow. of the Anti-Imperialist League, has issued a statement to the effect that the convention which has been called to meet at Indianapolis Aug. 14 has no connection with the congress of members of the anti-lm-perlallst leagues, which Is to be held at Indianapolis, Aug. 15. 'IS MASK OFF AT LAST? An Imperial Kdlct Ttattt 31 ay Kxplaiu Kecent Actions. LEGATIONERS HELD A3 HOSTAGES Li Hung Chang Wanted in Chi-Li to Fight the Europeans. Terrible Slaughter of Christians Re. ported. Accompanied with Moat Devilish Cruelty Maaai red Number Thousands. Berlin, July 30. The Chinese lega tion In Berlin has received a message from Sheng, director general of rail ways and telegraphs, saying that he has received a dispatch from Peking announcing that General Tung Fun Slang threatens to kill all the members of the legations If the International forces advance upon Peking. London, July 30. The Shanghai cor respondent of The Daily Express, tele graphing yesterday, says: "A new im perial edict promulgated this evening urgently orders all viceroys and pro vincial governors to endeavor to nego tiate peace with the powers, whose niiulsters are 'held as hostages pend ing the result of the overtures for the abandonment of hostilities against China.' The viceroys are also com manded to guard their territories vigilantly against attack, and to pre vent by all means iu their power the advance of the foreign troops, especial ly along the Yang-tse-Kiaug. The decree says that the officials will an swer with their lives for any failure to execute these orders. Commands are also given that not a single for eigner shall be allowed to escape from ihf !"terlrt iv where there are still fully 2,000 -tuaropcass fn"r"tr"fcT' irlji slonary work, in isolated situations. What Ia Wanted of Id Hang Chang. "When the governor of Shan-Tung communicated to the consuls the im perial decree of July 24 he omitted important passages addressed to . Li Hung Chang: 'It is admittedly inad visable to kill all the ministers, but tt is equally unwise to send them to Tien-Tsin. It will be much wiser 'to keep the survivors at Peking as host ages. You are commanded to hasten to Peking. You are incurring imperial displeasure by delay. You -have been appointed viceroy of Chl-L.1 .because. . w 1th your military - experience, you will successfully lead the iirperlal armies against the foreigners In Calif- which Yu Lu. tha prMMt v leer ay, J unable to do, owinz to bit Ignorance ciulllury affairs.' "": Chang Waata Rest. Ll Hung Cnai replied to this diet asking to be allowed to retire on account of his age. Sheng now ad mits that he has bad telegrams since July 19 announcing that every for eigner in Pao Ting Fu was murdered. Including forty British, French and American missionaries and announcing also that two French Jesuits and 1.O0O converts have been massacred at Kwang Ping Fu. on the borders of Shan-Tung and Chl-LI. A majority of the consuls favor strong measures against Sheng's duplicity." RRPORT OF WHOLESALE MASSACRE. Priest Wrapped in Cotton Seaked la Coal ' Oil and Roasted. - London, July 30.TlMi "correspond---ent of The Daily Express telegraphs from Shanghai: "Local officials assert that the Italian priests murdered In Hu Nan Wen were wrapped in cotton which had ben soaked with kerosene, and were slowly roasted to death. It Is believed that all foreigners in Chl LI have by this time been massacred; and the wave of massacre is spreading toward NIng Po and Hong Chow, from which point thirty English aud Ameri can missionaries are endeavoring toes cape in toats dowu the river to Klang Su. Officials here nnticipate a general rising along the Yang Tse Kiang about Aug. 1. "An astounding American Intrigue has been revealed to the eousuls here In the shape of asklilful attempt to get the maritime customs placed In the hands of an American missionary named Fergussou, who. although he was an active ally of Sheng In the tat ter's endeavors to hoodwink the world with regard to events In Peking, was supported by the American officials lu his claim to the apiMjintnieut of in spector general." Toklo. July 30. It is reported from Shanghai that the Boxers attacked the missionaries and native Christians at Pao Ting Fu on July H. A foreign physician and 2.0m converts were massacred. The Chinese general. Li Ho Keh, is now marching on Peking. He has ordered his troops to exterml nateall Christians. Alerady one French priest and from 2,(HKi to 3.000 na tives have been slaughtered. S0MEBODYIS MISTAKEN. Us Helen Gould and Will Jackson Make No Connection. Detroit, July 30. A New York tele gram says that "Miss Helen Gould de nlss a story told by illlam JacJrou, of Phoenix, Mich., that she Invltjra hlia to come to this city under Jhjrfpatron ge. In fact. Miss G.Vdhas a very misty recollection of' the event which the boy describe Mn highly-colored word. 'Miss Go'uld has beard of this story said the caretaker of Miss Gould's Irvlngton bouse Saturday. 'She left word that If any one called and asked about this young man Jackson to say that she remembered a hoy In Michigan who held her horses and who refused to accept a tip. She. however, says it is not true that she invited the boy to come east, nor did she promise to educate him or do anythiug else for him.' "Jackson has returned to his home at Phoenix. Mich.. a sadder but a wiser boy than when he left there a few weeks ago. Jackson told Mrs. George Robert Sullivan that upon bis arrival In this city be went at once to Mis Gould's residence. Instead of being received as he had expected, he was met by a butler, who turned him from the door before he could get word to Miss Gould. Jackson, sick at heart and discouraged, was directed to the Soldiers' Relief association, where be told his tale of woe to Mrs. Sullivan." deen, 3. D.