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PLAlSMOUTH, NEB.. AUGUST 17, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 80.
ALLIES AREJN PEKING
According to Unconfirmed ICe
port From Vienna.
TUNG CHOW SEEMS SURELY TAKEN.
Conger Briefly Tell the Story of His
Siege by the Chinese.
Negotiation for Peace Have Begun.
Li HuitK CbttK Taikiii; In
itiative with tiitt Japi
London. Aug. 17. A cablegram to
Vienna from Hong Kong announces
the capture of Peking, but the Austria)
goveiuuient, like other European pow
ers, is still without confirmation of
this report. An official ten-grain, dated
Taku. Aug. 14. has been received at
Rome which asserts that tin attack on
Peking began Monday, that Sir Claude
Macdonaid. the Itrltlsh minister, has
opened communication with the reliev
ing force and that the allies have es
tablished their headquarters at Tung
Chinese officials In Shangha are re
ported ns admitting that th allies In
flicted a heavy defeat on the Chinese
Imperial troops around Tung Chan Sun
day and then marched direct on Pe
king. Washington. Aug. 17. The Japanese
legation has received a message from
the foreign office at Tokio stating that
Tung Chan was occupied without re
sistance by the Japanese force at day
break on the 12th. The Chinese ap
"parently retreated toward Peking.
Large quantities of arms and rice was
captured at the same time.
Washington, Aug. 17. The acting
secretary of state made public the fol
lowing extract from a dispatch re
ceived yesterday morning from Minis
ter Conger. It was handed to Adee by
Minister Wn, who explained that he
had received It at midnight from the
taotal of Shanghai, by whom It bad
been received by way of Tsl Nan, Aug.
15. It 8 undated, but would seem to
have left Peking some time between
Aug. 5 and 11:
Conger titles Some Drtalla.
"Secretary of State. Washington.
Our cipher is safe. May It not be suffi
cient authenticity? We have been Im
prisoned and completely besieged since
June 23. . Continued artillery
and " rifle firing until July 17; only
rifle since, but dally; with frequently
desperate attacks one last night.
""Have already reported our loses.
French, Italian, Belgian. Austrian.
Dutch legations and all other foreign
property Peking destroyed.
Dr. Inglls' child dead. Marines Fan
ning, Fisher, Turner, King, Tutcher.
Kennly and Thomas killed. All other
American alive. Inform Alta and Sec
retary Ryan. Nearing allied forces
gives us hope."
sVKCOTIATIONS FOR AN ARMISTICE
Western Power Accept Proposition
with Condition Precedent.
London, Aug. 17. The western pow
ers, according to a dispatch to The
Dally Express from Kobe, have ac
cepted the proposals formulated by
Japan for arranging an armistice, de
pendent upon the Immediate delivery
of the foreign legatons to the allies,
or the granting of permission to the
allied forces to enter Peking and to
guard the legations. Upon these bases,
the correspondent says, Japan bus al
ready begun to negotiate.
American negotiations looking to a
cessation of hostilities also receve con
siderable attention, favorable and oth
erwise;, but all the editorials agree
that too precipitate a withdrawal from
Peking after the delivery of the lega
tions would have a bad effect upon the
Washington, Aug. 17. The depart
ment of state makes public the com
munications exchanged yesterday be
tween the Chinese minister, Wu Ting
Fang, and the acting secretary of
etate. The following memorandum was
handed to Adee by Wu at 9 o'clock
yesterday morning: "A cable from
Earl LI Hang Chang, envoy plenipoten
tiary of Chhia, dated Aug. 15 and
received by Minister Wu at 7 p. m. on
the same day. 'The allied forces are
approaching Tung Chau. . I hare
memorialized the imperial government
to depute envoy to negotiate an armis
tice with the several commanders on
the spot. I will also shortly proceed
to Peking. The powers, being fully
aware of the embarrassing position in
which their majesty's, the empress
dowager and the emperor, are placed,
are earnestly requested to telegraph
instructions to their respective com
manders after arriving at Tung Cbau
with their forces to stop their further
advance to the capital, so as not to
cause alarm and fear to their majesty
and calamities to the people.
" 'For such advance would shake the
foundations of the Ta Ching mplre
and wound the feelings of all her peo
ple, high and low. For a compliance
with tbs appeal the millions of people
of the empire will be profoundly grate
ful to the powers. Please communi
cate this cablegram at once to the sec
retary of state.' .
The following memorandum in reply
was handed to Wu yesterday after
noon: "Foreseeing that there would be
Insufficient time after receiving a reply
to our memorandum of Aug. 12 to get
instructions to the relief column be
fore t had reached Peklnsr. we sent on
me same flay to tue general command
ing the American forces in China the
"Fowler, Chefoo. For Chaffee:
August Twelve. Secretary war di
rects me to Inform you that LI Hung
Chang, appointed by Chinese govern
ment to negotiate with wwers, re
quests cessation of hostilities. We
nave replied that we are ready to en
ter Into agreement between powers
and Chinese government for cessation
of hostilities on condition that suf
ficient body of the forces composing
the relief expedition shall be permit
ted to enter Peking unmolested, and to
escort foreign ministers and residents
back to Tiea-Tsin. the movement be
ing provided for and secured by such
arrangements . and dispositions of
troops as shall be considered satisfac
tory by general commanding the
forces comiosing . relief expedition.
We have communicated this to all
thepowers. Japanese government
takes same position. We have not
heard from other powers."
The memorandum goes on to Fay
that two days ago a similar dispatch
was sent to Fowler, with some modi
fications of the manor In which the
legationers should come into the lines
of the allies. .....
The memorandum then closes: "We
are advised by Minister Conger that
the attacks by Imperial troops upon
the legations In Peking have not
ceased. While these attacks continue
we cannot stop the advance nf our
forces toward Peking. If such at
tacks cease, theabove quoted instrnc
tlons will be aTlowcd to stand, and
they would seem to provide for
the action required under the circum
stances stated by Earl LI In his dis
DEATH OF JOHN J INGALLS.
te Passes Away at lal Vrtrui III
Wishes as to 111a Kunrrul-
-East Las Vegas. N. M., An;. 17.
With his wife and two sons at hi
bedside, ex-Senator John .1. Irigall
Joined Ihe majority yesterday at 2:2:
a. m. The direct cause of his death
was bronchits. He had been growng
weaker gradually for some time from
Inability to assimilate bis food, ant
there were also heart complication.
He had been able to sit up Wednes
day evening, however, and his condl
tlon then was considered slightly bet
ter. He had made all plans to leave
for Atchison, where he had cxpressei
a wsh to die and it was intended to
start not later than tomorrow.
His son, Sheffield Ingalls, says of his
father's last hour: "He talked to us
up to a half hour before he died and
repeated the Lord's prayer with my
mother some time before lie-lost con
sciousness. His conduct all through
his Illness has been one of great fortl
tude. He was anxious for the end to
come, as he had felt for the last six
mouths that his life work and career
of usefulness was over."
The remains have been sent -to At
chison and will arrive there this aft
ernoon. The funeral will be held from
the old homestead on Sunday after
noon. In accordance with a special
request of Senator Ingalls, every feat
tire of the funeral will be simple. The
body will be taken from the Ingalls
residence to Trinity church Sunday
afternoon, where Episcopal service will
be read by Bishop Millspaugh. The
Interment at Mount Vernon will be pri
vate. No funeral sermon will be
preached and there will be nothing in
the nature of a public demonstration
John James Ingalls was born In 15vJ.'
In Middleton. Mass.; Avas graduated
from Williams college In 1855, went to
Atchison. Kas., in ISoS; was chosen
state senator In lKt!2, and from 1S7
to 1801 was United States senator from
Kansas. lie was a noted statesman.
lecturer, writer and journalist.
SAVED BY A CHILD WIFE.
Aged Brute Who Trie to Kill tier OwinflT
Belleville, Ills., Aug. IE. The per
sistent pleadings and unquenchable
tears of his child wife, wiiom he at
tempted to murder, saved August
Klotzbach, an aged, wealthy German
resident, prosecution for a brutal
crime and secured his felcaso from
Jail. State's Attorney Baker withdrew
the charge aaglnst Klotzbach. and
Sheriff Kickhain released him, and, to
gether with his wife and 5-year-old
einiu, tne prisoner lert the jail en
trance. Klotzbach, who Is S2 years
old. Wednesday night made a violent
effort, while Insane with Jealously, to
am nis wire, wno is out S5i years old.
He .was only prevented by neigh
bors, who brok down the doors of his
home and rescued tho woman. It re
quired the united strength of six men
to bind the man. Klotzbach is very
wealthy, and nine years ago created a
sensation by marrying LenoOexle, aged
14 years. The ministers and justices
of Belleville refused to marry the
couple, so they when to Chicago to
wed. They resided there for a time
and returned to Bellefillc.
Toung Woman Says a Jilted Ariiulrrr Has
Been Talking About Her.
Anderson, Ind.. Aug. 17. Ed II.
Miller, of Indianapolis, employed nt
the Wllkie Refrigerator works, has
been arrested and lodged in jail on the
cnarge or criminal libel preferred by
Miss Anna Sutton,, a stenographer,
also of Indianapolis. Miss Sutton
came here several month ago and ob
tained employment In Colonel Dur
bln's office during his campaign for
the nomination for governor.
Miller, who Is a widower with three
children, made her acquaintance. Aft
er learning he was a widower she jilt
ed him. Miller in revenge, it is al
leged, circulated stories affecting her
character and wrote defamatory let
ters to those who employed Miss Sut
ton and succeeded la having her dis
charged In two Instances. Miss Sut
ton at last grew desperate and ap
pealed to the police.
Methodist Camp Meeting.
Rockford, Ills., Aug.' 17. The an
nual camp meeting of Rockford dis
trict Methodists opened at Camp
Epworth, near Garden Prairie yester
day, and will continue ten days. This
was known as flag day. The address
"was delivered by Rev. Dr. D. It.
Lucas, of Indianapolis, past chaplain-In-chlef
of the G. A. R. The raising
of the flag and other exercises were in
charge of Captain E. R. Morris, of
Marengo. An auditorium with a seat
ing capacity of 2,000 will be dedicated
during the meeting. .
Condition of Hanna's Health.
New York, Aug. 17. Senator Ilan
na consented yesterday to speak of
the report that he was not well. "The
fact of the case Is," he SHid, "I don't
feel very well. The trouble is not only
my rheumatism, but I am also troubled
a good deal of late with stomach dis
orders. I don't fee like working, but
this work must be done, and I expect
by a system of diet and by exercising
great care to keep myself in condition
to do all that may bo required of me."
National Hay Association. ..
Baltimore, Aug. 17. The convention
of the National Hay association ad
journed yeterday after electing officers
and deciding to meet in Indianapolis
in 1901. The officers elected are . as
follows: President. George C. War
ren, Saginaw, Mich.; secretary-treasurer.
B. H. Peterson, Chicago.
Anti-Imperialists Ask Friends
to Vote lor Hint.
THIRD PARTY MEN ARE NOT AGREED
Will. Hold a National Convention-
Iowa Democrats Nominate -a
State Ticket Platform.
Indianapolis, Aug. 17. The "Liberty
Congress" of the American League of
Anti-Imperialists yesterday emphatic
ally indorsed the candidacy of William
J. Bryan for president. The resolutions
to that effect were read to the conven
tion by Colonel Charles R. Codman, of
Massachusetts, who moved their adop
tion after stating that the entire com
mittee of twenty-five had Indorsed
them.' The convention, however, did
not adopt the platform as submitted
by the resolutions committee without a
prolonged and heated debate.' Thomas
II. Osborne, of Auburn, N. Y.. leader
of the "third ticket" movement, of
fered an amendment to strike out in
dorsement of Bryan, and his amend
ment was vigorously supported by sev
eral delegates, but when the previous
question was ordered less than a score
could be marshalled to vote against
the Bryan Indorsement.
Sentiment of the Convention Clear.
The vote was viva voce, and Its ex
act result will never be known, but the
sentiment of the convention was clear
ly shown as being In favor of the In
dorsement of Brj-an as the most effec
tive manner of checking the alleged
Imperialistic policy of the administra
tion. Colonel Charles R. Codman and
Edwin Burritt Smith were the chief
proponents of the platform as reported,
claiming that all political questions
were now subordinate to the one ques
tion of imperialism, and that all op
posed to the present administration
should unite to overthrow It in the most
effective and available manner pre
sented. Jirjan's Name Is Cheered.
Every mention of Bryan's name In
the convention called forth enthusiastic
applause. The platform is a reaffirma
tion of the Declaration of Indeiten-
enee, especially the consent-of-the-gov-erned
clause; declares absolute oppo
sition to the president s policy, which
would govern millions without their
consent; proposes that those who think
the same way as this convention shall
withhold their votes from McKinley,
in order to stamp with their disap
proval what he has done; vote' for
those candidates for congress In their
respective districts who will oppose
the policy of imperialism; and advises
direct support of Bryan as the most ef
fective means of crushing imperialism.
Third Party Men Mot Satisfied.
Representatives of the third party
movement met in the asseiublv room
of the Commercial iib. A motion was
made and carried that a convention be
held in New York city Sept. 5 for th
purpose of nominating a ticket. It is
said that the third party men have of
fered the presidential nomination to
Moorfield Storey, of Massachusetts, but
that Storey declined the honor. Will
In ni I. 1 'a liner, of Colorado, was re
ported to be their choice for vice presi
dent. Secretary Mize, of the "Liberty Con
;rrcss," yesterday received a letter from
William Lloyd Garrison, of Boston
pledging the writer's support to Bryan
HAWKKYK STATU DIC VlOCK ATS.
TirkerVoiniunteil and Platform AdoutKii
at Tlielr Convention.
Cedar Rapids. Ia.. Aug. 17.-r-IIeavy
rain did little to damiM-n the enthus
tasm or the delegates and visitors to
the Democratic state convention. The
convention was called to order bv
State Chairman Huffman at 10:30
o'clock. He introduced Temporary
Chairman John D. Denlson, of Clarion,
who made a stalwart Democratic
speech. The preliminary organization
was soon completed and the commit
tees appointed, the same duly report-
nar and their reports bc'ig adopted
and permanent organization effected.
That done the committee oil resolu
tions reported and its report was
It approves and reaffirms the na
tional Democratic platform adopted
it Kansas City; extends greetings "to
hose distinguished and patriotic
Americans, William J. Bryan and
Adlai E. Stevenson," and pledges
hem our loyal support in impending
contest for preservation of the Repub-
ic. It demands the enactment and
nforeemont of stringent laws, both
state and national to control all trusts;
lepreacates the growing "power and
ntmence of railways In state politics"
and demands that railway rates and
axation as well as legislation afl'ect-
ng railways shall be lixed for the
enelit of the whole people; condemns
le mulct and pharmacy net aud
generally all the principal Republican
MI the nominations were bv ac
clamation except for electors-at-large.
The ticket as nominated Is as follows:
Secretary of state, S. G. Grane, Polk
county; auditor, I. M. Gibson, Dela
ware couty; treasurer, II. L. illiams.
O'Brien county: attorney general. C.
Harper. Dcs Moines county; pudge of
he supreme court. J. . Freeland.
Wayne county; railroad commissioner.
-4. Anderson, Winnebago county;
Klpctors-nt-large .Tosenh Eibock. Polk
courity. and C. II. Mackey. Keokuk
He Will Ran Against It nil.
Des Moines. Ia., Aug. 17. George
W. Crozler. of Kuoxvllle. was nom
inated for congress by the Seventh
Iowa district Democraticconventlon la
this city to run against Hull.
. Struck Several Times as He Fell.
Escanabn, Mich., Aug. 17. Edward
Swanson. a carpenter employed In con
struction of the Immense new ore dock
of the Chicago. Milwaukee and SL
Paul rnilway, fell from the top of the
dock to the water, striking several
tirjes In the descent and being terribly
mangled. Death was Instantaneous.
Swanson was unmarried, 20 years old
and lived here.
Ieer Nnmerom Near Kara boo.
Baraboo, Wis., Aug. 17. Deer are
reported very numerous on the bluffs
about Baraloo, but chickens along the
Wisconsin river and other places are
not In such great numbers as In form
er years. Game or no game, there Is
already great preparation among the
Nlinrods for the coming snort.
SBS TELLS HER STORY.
Woman Who Claims To Be a Second Wid
ow of Geo. A. Ward.
Detroit, Aug. 17. The story of the
second wife of George A. Ward, told
by herself. Is as follows: "Four years
ago linet George A. Ward at a party
in a house on Twenty-third street. At
that time I was visiting a cousin of
mhie'here and I was on my way to
Paris, where 1 was to join my mother,
who lives there at the present time.
It was a case of love at first sight
with George and me and he escorted
me home. We met several times after
that and he induced me to forego my
trip to Paris, me went to housekeep-
lnn In h f a Kaiioo on4 I II vail In 1 a w bw
"George was a successful operator
on the board of trade, as you know.
and was atone time its president.
lived , with him some time before
Knew mat ne was married, but
t a tv t a I a. W . a .
iovea mm so mat i continued on nop-
ilffarr0?fa ?JLl-e7OUW 861 a.
divorce from his wife and marry me.
w lived here ahnnt thre r,. -nn
then George failed, as you also know
and shortly after we moved to New
York and lived at Eighty-eighth
street. About six months ago he died
and three months later my child was
born. I was with him when he died.
I beard his wife was In New York
shortly after, butJ did not meet her
BRAVE POLICEMAN'S DEED.
Slops a Raaaway Team on the Brink of
tan Open Draw,
ChWago, Aug. 13. When a pair of
bolting carriage horses dashed down
Rush street and headed for the bridge
scores of people lining the sidewalks
expected to witness a fatality. Gap
ing wide open In front of the team was
the space made by the swinging of the
bridge, which bad been drawn to per
mlt the passage of a steamer. In the
carriage was Mrs. Clark, of the Plaza
apartment bouse, and her coachmen.
The driver struggled frantically with
the horses. Suddenly he rolled in his
seat, and the end of a broken rein fly
ing about his head told of the accident
that had happened. Officer William
R. Gibbons, of the Central detail, saw
the accident and without a moment's
hesitation threw away his club and
helmet, and. Jumping into the street.
met the -team as it came up the in
cline. Grasping the Hying reins he
threw his full weight on the bridles
and succeeded in bringing the horses
to a stop, but not until they were
within a fey.' fpet of the river.
RICHES TAKES TO THE WING.
Wife and llabe of a Onrt Millionaire Now
In a Charity Home.
Detroit, Aug. 15. Less than five
years ago George II. Ward was a mil
lionaire broker of Detroit and presi
dent of the board of trade. Less than
three years ago he lost his fortune and
position, and started to acquire an
other fortune as a broker in New York.
Sunday night bis delicate wife, nur
tured In the lap of luxury, staggered
up the steps of St. Mary's hospital,
hardly able to carry the puny child
which has been born after her hus
band's death -She was penniless, sick
aud utterly disheartened.
She Is now sheltered with her babe
In a charitable Institution, to which
she aad her husband once contributed
most liberally. She was an English
girl, but since her marriage her father
has died and her mother gone back to
her old home as destitute, through
change of circumstances, as the daugh
ter. She has no relatives in this coun
try, and without the aid of old friends
must go to the poor house.
Wisconsin "National Guard.
Camp Douglas, Wis., Aug. 10. The
Second regiment began its work in the I
rain yesterday morning. The First
and Second battalions were out before
7 o'clock drilling In outpost duty. The
Third battalion was shooting on the
range. A light rain prevailed during
much of the time, but the men kept
at their work. The light was better
for shooting than Tuesday, and the
scores averaged high.
ree Kural Mall Delivery.
Washington, Aug. 17. The postof-
nce department has ordered the estab
lishment of rural free delivery service
on fcept. 1 at Bangor, Wis.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE
The census office announces the
population of Manhattan and Bronx
boroughs as 2.050.GO0. This Is New
lork city minus three other boroughs.
The largest manufacturers of heavy
nre apparatus ;iave consolidated with
capital reported at $11,000,000.
7 he criminal element Is again l:i
the saddle at Nome, Alaska, accord
ing to passengers arriving at Seattle.
A great forest fire Is raging in Cres-
tone canon, Colo.
A special correspondent of a Chi
cago paper says John W. Gates won
f 1.000,000 on English race tracks re
cently. Thirty-five persons were Injured In
Paris by. n collision between a horse
car aud on electric car.
Citizens of Llmoge. France, ob
jected to a f rifciital for consumptives
and htoued H until it was ordered
War ia being made against "wiid
car" insurance companies In Illinois.
Works are being erected at Barking,
England, to make fuel out of Thames
Henry Lippcrt. ex-chlef of Milwau
kee's fire department, dropped dead.
The sultan of Turkey has ordered
the construction of a telegraph line be
tween India and Constantinople.
The steamers Merwln, Resolute and
Dollar were wrecked on the coast of
Alaska and fifteen persons drowned.
Alfred Mulkin, of Rockford. Ills.. 65
years old. was robbed of $80 at Chi
cago, where be was looking for his
22-year-old runaway wife.
The Australians are trvinir to nhraln
a market In London for the passion
fruit, which Is so popular at the Antl-
Time to Stop the Game.
1-ineKney. Mich.. Aug. 15. On Sat-!
urday night last several hoodlums who !
were out for a big time tried rhir !
nanas at throwing stones at street
lamps, witn tne result that five or six
-were broken, also a plate glass In
Jackson's store. They then visited
house located outside of town and nm-
wuwu to aemousu winnows in the
same manner. Arrests will follow.
This class of people have been carry
ing matters wun a nigu naud here
for some time and respectable citizens i
are becoming Indignant.
American and Australian butter Is
rapidly crowning the German article
from the English market.
Bout well and' 111
Utter a lrotest.
ENGLAND'S FALL IS PREDICTED
And Uncle Sam Is Warned Against a
Similar Fate Roosevelt's West
era Campaign Outlined.
. Ind'anapolis, Aug. 10. The first
a?' session of the Liberty Congress
1 1 " the National Anti-Imperialist
I ' League was somewhat disappointing
I bo far as the attendance of delegates
was concerned. About 300 accredited
delegates were present. In spite of
i . ,, . . , ' .
!he sma11 attendance the speeches of
, l.'ilwln Kiifr1f4- Umlth tanfkMnwir
-xa M. m Ua a l I. null lUe 1 - UJ1IVI Ul J
chairman, and George S. Bout well, the
permanent president, brought forth
much enthusiasm. The public meet
Ing In the evening was much better at
tended, and the reading of Bourke
Cockran's letter approving the object
of the meeting was the signal for
tremendous applause. But the great
est demonstration of the convention
so far came in the afternoon when
the venerable George S. Bout well con
cluded his address as icrinaneut chair
man with the declaration that he had
turned his back on the Republican
party and should support Bryan for
Decorations of the Hall.
Tomlison Hall was elaborately dec
orated with American flags and with
portraits of Washington. Lincoln, Jef
ferson, Thomas A. Hendricks and
Oliver P. Morton. Swung directly
sver the speakers' platform was an
immense banner with the following
inscriptions: "I speak not of forcible
annexation, for that can not be
thought of. That by our code of
morals would be criminal aggression.'
"Behold a republic standing erect
with the empires all around her towed
beneath the weight of their own arma
ments a republic whose flag is loved
while other flags are only feared."
William Jennings Brj-an.
Sentiment ef the .Speeches.
During the afternon there were
numerous speeches. "Whenever the
Declaration of Independence and the
sermon on the mount are proclaimed
bv a party as glittering generalities,
then you may know that the party
proclaiming it is in the control of
Dives and the harisecs
Gamaliel Bradford said: "If we are
going to defeat McKinley we must all
throw our solid 8upiort In lehalf of
William J. Bryan." I Great applause.
Others spoke In similar strains.
Points from Hontwell's Spee-h.
During Bout well's speech he de
nounced our action in China, and asked
who authorized it, holding that it was
a declaration of war, which was the
sole prerogative of congress. He said
"China has always followed the max
im, 'Use that which is thine own so
as not to injure others.' That contains
every provision of the decalogue,
Through centuries the Chinese empire
has gone on, while Assyria and Rome
and Carthage have withered and died
died because they took into their
possession that to which they had no
right. It is to such an entertainment
that we are invited,' it is to such a hU
tory as these nations have made that
our eyes are turned, and we are asked
to Imitate it. u ho does not see that
the day of England's downfall is ap
proaching? And we are asked to fol
low her example and tread In the Jm-
perial footsteps of Great Britain, know
ing that those steps are leading the
British empire to destruction.
ROOSEVELT'S WESTERN CANVASS
W1U Begin at Detroit Sept. S Bryan's
Chicago. Aug. Hi. Vice Chairman
Henry C. Payne received at Republic
an headquarters jestenlay a copy of
the Itinerary of Governor Roosevelt,
as far as agreed upon by the governor
and the national committee. Governor
Roosevelt will make his first speech
at Detroit Sept. 8. He will speak at
Grand Rapids, Midi., on the 7th; South
Bend, Ind.. on the Sth; IiCrosse. Wis.,
Sept. 10. From LaCrosse Governor
Roosevelt will visit South Dakota,
North Dakota, Montana. Idaho, Utah.
Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska.
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky. Ohio, West
Virginia and Maryland, linishing his
speech-making in New lork.
Bryan announced yesterday that ne
would go from Lincoln to iopeka on
the 22d Inst., starting early in the day
and making several sieeehes in Ne
braska en route.
Adlla Stevenson arrived yesterday
morning from Lake Minnetonka to at
tend the meeting of Irish societies. He
was met at the ralroad station by a
committee from the Irish societies and
escorted to the Palmer House.
Contents Over Tarty Name.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 16. A hearing
was had yesterday afternoon before
the secretary of state on the objection
filed by Republicans protesting against
allowing free silver Republicans a
place on the Australian ballot state
ticket. Republicans claim that the use
of their party name In whole or part
Is not justified by the law. The case
was submitted after argument. An
other hearing on objections raised by
Vice Chairman Edmisten, of the na
tional committee against allowing the
mld-roaders to use the name of Popu
list on the ticket was begun.
TtTANKS GOD FOR II LA ME.
Ilethodist nishop Clad His Sec-t Helped
Raise Cain in China.
Louisville, Aug. 1C. "I thank God
that Allen and Lambeth, over there.
and the Methodists In this country,
are responsible for the present trouble
in China. With bowed head I thank
God that In sor.j small way 1 am to
blame for the unrest in China today,
I thank God that each and every one !
of you and all the Methodists in the
country are to biame. it. is tue itiner
ary of Methodism." So spoke Bishop
II. C. Morrison at tne laying of the
corner stone oi tne rouno Avenue
Methodist church, corner of Fourth av
enue and 45t. Catherine street yester
He continued, saying it was that
pushing spirt, that outstretchng for the
beyond, that had sent the Methodist
missionaries Into the far east. Bishop
Morrison blessed God that the present
unrest, as he termed It. had come
about. It was just a foreshadowing of
the time soon approaching when China
"would be cut from end to end by the
armies of the cross, carrying- the gospel
to the heathen."
Will Bay Plenty of Speakers to
I After tha Campaign Opens.
Indianapolis, Aug. 16. Democratic
, , State Chairman Martin and Mayor
Taggart, national committeeman, has
returned from Chicago, where they
were In conference with Bryan, Jones
and others who have the direction of
the campaign. Chairman Martin an
nounced that during the campaign
there would come to Indiana, after the
campaign opened, among others. David
B. Hill, of New York; Geo. Fred Will
lams, of Massachusetts; Mayor David
S. Rose, of Milwaukee; Maryor Har
rison, of Chicago; C. A. Towne, of Min
nesota; J. B. Weaver, of Iowa; Sen
ator, G. L. Wellington, of Maryland,
and Webster Davis.
Bryan and Stevenson will both visit
the state again on the occasion of the
meeting of the National Association
of Democratic Clubs here and they
will make a number of speeches on
the way to and from this city. It Is
also understood that Chairman Martin
and other leaders have been assured
that the candidates will make a few
speeches in Indiana just before the
It has been reiiorted that a phono
graph campaign will be conducted In
the state, in connection with the regu
lar speakers' bureau, but Chairman
Martin said that no arrangements in
that direction had been made.
Final arrangements are being made
at the Democratic state committee
rooms for the opening of the speaking
campaign. In all of the districts with
the exception of the Seventh the form
al keynote speeches will be made
Sept. 1. At the request of local leaders
the opening for the Seventh district
will take place here on the night of
Friday. Aug. 31. B. F. Shlvely, of
South Bend, and John W. Kern, can
didate for governor, will be the prin
LIGHTNING STRIKES "FIFTEEN.
One Dead, Two Seriously Hurt and Eleven
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 10. During
a heavy thunderstorm a gang of men
engaged in building a sewer in the
western part of the city took refuge
under a large elm tree. Lightning
struck the tree, killing one man, seri
ously Injuring two and severely shock
ing eleven others. The dead are:
John Coleman, colored, a resident of
Mexico, Mo. Seriously Injured: Geo.
Wiltshire, white, and Frank Elliott,
Coleman lived alout ten minutes
and did not recover consciousness. He
was standing about five feet from the
tree that was struck. There were no
marks on his body. Wiltshire and El
liott were taken up unconscious and
were sent to a hospital. They will re
F0Q COSTS EIGHT LIVES.
Combined with a Change of Orders and a
Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 16. A
dense morning fog, a changing of train
orders, aud a moment's drowziness of
a telegraph operator, combined yester
day morning to cause a collision and
wreck of two of the heaviest and finest
trains in the service of the Grand Rap
ids and Indiana railroad, the loss of
seven lives and the injury of about a
dozen more persons. All of the dead
and most of the injured were employes
of the company. The dead are: C.
M. Lettx, conductor; Gilbert Groetvold,
engineer: W. H. Fish, engineer; E. D.
Woodhou. fireman; L. G. Boyle, fire
man all of Grand Rapids; Frank
Pearson, Franklin. Ind., passenger;
Ralph Levan. Grand Rapds, son of bag
gageman. Mark Blossom, Grand Rapids, news
agent, was fatally injured and the fol
lowing more or less hurt: H. A. Dev
ins. passenger; W. M. Graves, col
ored waiter; I). C. Powers, baggage
man; W. M. Barnes, dining car con
ductor; Harvey Taylor, colored waiter
all of Grand Rapids; Frank Paroff,
Traverse City, trainman; W. G. Hart
shorn, passenger. The injured and the
bodies of the dead were all brought
to this city on a relief train as soon
as extricated from the piles of debris.
The absence of any one of the cir
cumstances which caused the accident
would have overcome the disastrous ef
feet of the other two. At the point at
which the collision occurred the track Is
straight ns a die for for over three
miles and the engineers would have
had ample time to check their trains
had the air !een clear, though they
were loth running at a speed of sixty
miles an hour.
WAED LEFT TWO WIDOWS.
Detroit Oralu Hroker'a Other Wife Make
Detroit, Aug. 16. Monday a woman
with a babe in her arms appeared at
St. Mary's hospital, and pleading pov
erty and the illness of her child asked
for admission. To the sister superior
of the hospital she said she was the
widow of George H. Ward, formerly
a grain broker in this city and at one
time president of the local Board of
Trade. Some people who had known
Ward called to see if they could not
aid his supposed widow and found a
woman they had never seen before.
They denounced her as an Impostor.
She left the hospital, going to a board-
Inghouse. where she says she had
lived as Wnrd's wife for two years.
The recognized Mrs. Ward, nee Cof
fey, lives here with her parents. Mrs.
Cofrev-Ward is a blonde, wnile the
other widow, who says her name is
Ada Mary I.avoy-Ward. is a brunette.
Each woman says Ward died in New
York In her arms. Mrs. Lavoy-Ward
says her baby was born six months
after Ward's death. She says Ward's
relatives took all the papers and
money from their house. when Ward
Mrs. Lavoy -Ward's story about liv
ing as Ward's wife at the boarding
house at IS Columbia street east, at
which she is now stopping, is verified
by several who knew her at the time.
She tells a straight story, shows
P?' 8 f h.at 8he andJ modest
and refiued In appearance. The police
do not believe she is an Impostor.
Sixteen ts Divide $30,000,000.
Rockford, Ills., Aug. 16. Through
the death of a relative named Pritcii
ett in England Mrs. S. R. Goodell, of
this city, with fifteen other members
of her family, has fa lieu heir to $'0,
000,000. The Rockford woman Is as
sured that the heirs will all be ac
counted for by September and the
money and property turned over as
rapidly as the estate can be settled
In the courts. All of the heirs lire in
John A meeker, heir to three estates
In Switzerland, la being sought for at
AT PEKINGJN MONDAY
So a Shanghai Special Says of
Progress of Allies.
BUT TWENTY MILES OPFON PEIDAY
Says a Dispatch Received at Wash
ing from General Chaffee.
Conger Says the Situation Ia Critical,
but the Date I Nut Given
London. Aug. 16. "The allies are
reported to have reached Peking Mon
day," says the Shanghai correspondent
of The Dally Express, wiring yester-
day. He adds: "Chinese official news
coufirms this statement, but without
details." A Paris message repeats this,
but the statement, 'especially as It
emanated from Shanghai, must be ac
cepted with considerable reserve.
Other London morning papers, bas
ing their remarks upon Washington
dispatches, which, with the exception
of the foregoing from Shanghai, from
the latest news regarding the advance,
are divided in opinion, some believing
MAP OF THE A LML1 ADVANCE OX PEKI.XO
that the allies must already have
reached Peking and others preferring
to believe that the relief will not be
accomplished until the end of the
Very Aaslous at Washington.
Washington. Aug. 1. The teusion
ou the Chinese situation was intense
throughout yesterday, for it was ap
preciated by the officials that the crisis
had reached an acute stage which can
not be continued many hours without
bringing word of momentous import,
determining either for good or vvtl
--the entire count; of events. It was
a day of extremest anxiety, of watch
ing mid waiting, with only meager aud
fragmentary information as to the
military aud diplomatic phases. One
of the new developments was the
statement that messages are being re
ceived from Minister Conger which are
not transmitted through any of our of
ficials In China or through the Chinese
minister here, but directly at the state
Conger Hears Nothing from l"s.
Some of them cannot be fully de
ciphered. So far as the message
have been deciphered there Is no Indi
cation that Minister Conger received
any information or dispatches from
our state department. The actual de
velopments of the day consisted of
a dispatch from Remey and uue from
Consul Geueral Gooduow at Shanghai.
The state department declined to
make known the contents of the Good
now dispatch. The Remey dispatch
contained the news that General Chaf
fee was at Ma-Tu, about twenty
miles from Peking either Friday or
Saturday the date was not definitely
stated. The cipher experts were busy
with a dispatch from Consul Fowler,
at Chefoo. which, so far as it could be
deciphered, appears to repeat a mesa
age sent by Minister Conger to Fow
ler, telling the latter thaf the situation
was becoming more critical at Peking,
and that the Chinese authorities were
seeking to compel the legatloners to
leave the city under Chinese escort.
Chinese Officials Look for Peace.
With the army at Matow it is felt
that any one of several conditions
might be presented In the near future.
The Chinese officials concurred In the
belief expressed by the Chinese min
ister at London that there would be a
speedy and sudden change, and a
peace, within the next few weeks. Ou
theother hand Baron Speck von Stern
tbe other hand Tung-Chan midway be
tween Ma-Tu and Peking, as the real
battle ground, and Secretary Root Is
Inclined to accept this view. Some of
the Japanese oiclals believe that
when the allies reach Tung-Chan they
will find Peking a deserted city ahead
HOPEFUL FEELING AT LONDON.
Hope of Early Relief of the Legatlox
Bltlsh Policy China.
London, Aug. 16. William St John
Broderick, under secretary of state
Cmm foreign affairs, ' speaking last
evening at a Primrose League fete.
said the government was not without
hone that the legation In Pekln would
shortly be relieved. He added that the
government considered the situation
more satisfactory than it was a few
Referring to the landing of untisn
troops at Shanghai Broderick said the
government was prepared to land
forces. If necessary, for the protection
of British lives and interests, adding
significantly: "We all know that we
are determined to risk everything and
to put forward all our strength and
resolution before allowing British in
terests to go down in any part or the
world. .. . .
Th nnnointtnent of Field Marshal
Count von Waldersee. Broderick said.
was welcome, and he expressed tne
hope that It would strengthen the ties
between England and Germany. Dis
cussing the general situation in China.
he declared that tnere was every rea
son to hope that the viceroys In the
xangtse valley would sincerely tnruw
their Influence against Insurrection.
To Sensitive for This World.
LaCrosse. Wis., Aug. 16. Because
her husband stayed down-town an hour.-
longer than he had anticipated. Mrs.
Barney Kolbo made two attempts to
take her own life, both ineffectual.
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