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TIIK NKAi. towblshed NOT.S.IH91 I
THK HKKALli, KstabhHtied April lu. 1jC4. (Consolidated Jan. 1.1SB5.
VOL. IX, NO. 75.
England Hears Direct From
Her Representative.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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. :
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.
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
for the beginning ' of the thirteenth.
He w.isknocked down three times lu
the tvellth round by. blows on the
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
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.'
! "S l "cu " tl" "
' Bullet In His Heart.
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
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 : '
- - - -
" Rome, July 30.
- terrtble event at :
New Kecetred at BooMk.k.,: . -
The news of the
Mooza did not arrive
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
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
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
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
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 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
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. .
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.
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
Queen Will Not Leave Body of
Murdered King.
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
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
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.
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.
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 - -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. ,
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
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
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.
An Imperial Kdlct Ttattt 31 ay
Kxplaiu Kecent Actions.
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."
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.
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
"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.