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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. SEPTEMBER 21, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. i;0.
tub li Kit ALU, Kat ablisbeu April iu, is-. ) - , j i -
STATUS AS TO CHINA.
Our Qovernment to Make a Clear
Statement as to Its Inten
tions Over There
3EEMAN SCHEME WILL NOT "GO."
British and American Troops Leave
Peking to Look, for Trouble
British Distrust of Russia.
Washington. Sept. 21. The status of
the Chinese situation at the close of
yesterday according to a high authori
ty Is as follows: There are now before
the department of state a number of
notes awaiting answers. Those in
clude the German note concerning the
surrender of Chinese ringleaders; the
original Russian proposition for the
withdrawal of troops from Peking,
which has not jet been acted upon as
a finality; a memorandum from the
Russian government asking as to the
purposes of this government, and a re
quest by PrinceChing that instructions
be sent to Minister Conner to proceed
with peace negotiations at once. In
addition there is a verbal inquiry from
the French government as to the pro
gramme of the United States.
Our Programme To De Stated.
These various communications have
accumulated slowly, and an under
standing has now licen reached by the
administration that there shall be a
general clearance of the entire subject.
This may be expected either late to
day, or early tomorrow. It will clear
ly enunciate the programme of the
United States on the various ques
tions presented. There will be separate
notes, according to the character of
the communications addressed to this
government: that is, the recent Ger
man note will lie answered by a note
and the memorandum of inquiry from
Russia will be answered by a mem
orandum, while the French verbal In
quiry will receive a verbal response.
Will Disagree with Germanjr.
As to the contents of these several
communications the authorities are not
willing to give any positive intima
tions, though as far as the German
note Is concerned the belief is almost
general here that the response of our
government will amount to a declina
tion to make the surrender of the
offending Chinese a condition pre
cedent to negotiations of any kind.
Concerning the Russian proposition
for withdrawal, it Is stated officially
that it stands now the same as first
presented, there having been no modi
fications whatever on the part of Rus
sia, up to the present time.
MILITARY TO RKSIME WOKK.
Anglo-American Column to Go I'p Against
London. Sept. 21. The following Is
received . here with a Peking date of
Sept. 13; It Is copyrighted by the As
sociated Press: "Active military op
erations are about to be resumed, with
a view of ensuring coal and food sup
plier, opening the northern passes and
restoring trade. General Chaffee and
General Barrow, second in command
of the British troops, held a conference
today and decided to dispatch an Anglo-American
column 1,300 strong to
San Hal Tien, under General James II.
Wilson, to capture the arsenal there
and disperse the Boxers. The column,
which will leave tomorrow, will in
clude two battalions of the Ninth Unit
ed States Infantry, a detachment of
the Fourteenth United States iufan
try, 500 British and four guns.
"At the conference It was deeideu to
ask the Germans to send a column
westward to disperse the Boxers and
to restore normal conditions. The
Japanese and French are operating to
the northeast of Peking. The sale of
loot belonging to the Americans has
begun. General Chaffee at first pro
posed to burn it, but finally decided
that it would be better to feed the hun
Dr. Morrison, the London Times' cor
respondent at Peking, telegraphing
Sept. 17. reports that the British Hong
Kong regiment has left the capital,
and that the Japanese have occupied
Huang Tsun. the railway station next
to Feng Tai, where they will Imme
diately beein the reconstruction of the
line Id conjunction with the British.
The Tien-Tsin correspondent of The
Dally Mall, referring to the attack on
the Fe! Tang and Lu Tal forts, al
ready captured by the allies after
heavy losses according to advices re
ceived at Berlin, says: "The sur
render of the forts was demanded at 2
'clock on Tuesday, with the threat of
Immediate attack by the Germans and
Russians In the event of refusal."
BEAR WHO WALKS LIKE A MAN.
Remains a Bete Nolr to John Bull, Who
Say Be Is Tricky.
Lonaon, sepi. zi. ssuen l'eting ais
patches as appear this morning tend to
confirm the suspicions regarding the
attitude of Russia already expressed
by Dr. Morrison, the correspondent of
The Times at the Chinese capital. The
Dally News prints a telegram almost
identical with the advices to The Daily
Express from Peking, but adding that
in the opinion of the correspondent the
Russians only desire to induce the oth
er powers to withdraw.
The Morning Post's Peking repre
sentative, wiring Sept. 13, expresses
the same opinion. lie declares that M.
de Giers will not go unless the other
ministers go also. The Russian lega
tion, he asserts, had prepared to go,
but reversed Its Intention pending fur
ther instructions. This delay he thinks
due in all probability to the non-departure
of the other legations.
Dr. Morrison, wiring to The Times
under date of Sept. 17, confirms the re
port that M. de (Tiers has indefinitely
" U Hang Ordered to Peking.
- Yokohama, Sept. 21. The Japanese
war office has received the following
from General Yaraaguchi, dated Pe
king. Sept. 16: "Prince Chlng sent to
LI Hung Chang this telegram to await
hi in at Tien-Tsln: 'Received your tel
egram. You will be protected by the
foreign powers. Therefore proceed to
. Peking Immediately.' M
Escanaba. Mich., Sept. 20. J. B
Boucher, of this city, was Instantly
killed by a failiag tree near Cornell.
H was 43 years of age and leave a
STRIKE REGION SITUATION.
"All Unlet" Is the Keport with Additions
to the Strikers' Knnks.
Philadelphia. Sept. 21. "Every
where quiet and orderly.""' is the report
J that comes from the strike region. A
few more mine workers joined tne
strikers ranks yesterday, but not
many. The temier of the mine owners
on the question of arbitration as indi
cated in interviews and statements
given out Is very much against the
proposition. Nevertheless Father Phil
lips came here from the Hazleton re
gion last night, and is with Archbishop
Ryan in consultation on the subject
very near and dear to his heart the
quick settlement of the strike by ar
bitration or any other honorable
means. Protestant clergymen in Hazle
ton have also taken np the. matter and
will endeavor to bring the opposing
elements together amicably: i
Somewhat vague reports are coming
In of preparation on the part of the
sheriffs and coal companies for a pos
sible clash with the reckless element
among the strikers.; Nearly everybody
believes that trouble. most come. JA
number of assaults on men at work
have been reported, ami all the opera
tors are positive that intimidation is
responsible for thousandsstayingaway
from work. General Manager Frank
Pardee said on this point: "The men
are staying away from work because
they have been intimidated. They are
being threatened with bodily harm ht
their homes. If this were not so I be
lieve 0!) per cent, of our men would be
SIX TO ONE AGAINST US
In the Recent Fight in Luzon Names of
Washington, Sept. 21. The report of
a disastrous light with the Filipinos
in Luzon was confirmed yesterday by
an official report from General Mac
Arthur. The numberof casualties as
given in these dispatches yesterday
was correct. ' The Americans engaged
numlterwl 130 and the Filipinos about
80O, and their loss, estimated, was ten
killed and twenty wounded.---
The names of the dead on our side,
all of the Fifteenth infantry,. are as
follows: David D. Mitchell, captain,
Fifteenth Infantry; George A: Cooper,
second lieutenant. Fifteenth infantry:
First Sergeant William Fitzgerald.
Sergeant Evremond de Hart, Cnoral
Laurits Jensen; Privates Edward C.
Coburn. George R. Horton. Thomas I.
Kellev. Thomas Mulrey, John P. Brink,
William L. Banker. Arthur S. Mans
field. Thomas I. Pitcher, Scott L.
Smith, Richard Taylor, Edward M.
Neill, Fred Duggan. Emanuel Kauf
man. Our force retreated and upon a larger
force returning to the attack theTagala
were found to have evacuated their po
sition atid disappeared.
INSISTS ON INDEPENDENCE,
The Element That lias Won in the Cuban
navana.Sopt. 21. The results of the
elections of delegates to the forth
coming constitutional convention are
being freely discussed by the Havana
delegates and other promirienfTJubahs.
The conclusion reached is that the con
vention will be controlled by the men
who did the fighting under Gomez.
Senor Alfredo Zayas, Nationalist del
egate, said yesterday: "The convention
will not allow itself to 1e influenced
by any representative of the United
States. It will adopt and follow an
independent policy throughput, in my
opinion, refusing to decide as to the
relations which shall hereafter exist
between Cuba and the United States.'
This is a matter that should be left
to a special commission."
Favors a Briefer Statement.
Brighton, Mich., Sept. 21. The De
troit presbytery has adjourned to
meet In Grand Rapids on Oct. 10.
The next regular session will be held
In Detroit the third Monday in No
vember. The most important action
of the presbytery wan the adoption
of a resolution favoring a briefer state
ment of the principles of the Westmin
ster Confession. - .
Sixty, bat Tried to Kill Himself.
Milwaukee, Sept. 21. C. Vogt-Pe-teTS.
general agent for a life insurance
company in this city whose headquar
ters are in New York city, tried to end
his life by shooting himself through
the head In Juneau Park. Physicians
say the wound will prove fatal. Vosrt
Peters is HO years old. and the father
of a large family.- The cause for the
act is not known.
John Sherman Preparing for the End.
Washington. Sept. 21. Former Sec
retary of State John Sherman has
placed on record a deed conveying to
his adopted daughter, Mrs. Mary E.
McOallnm. his handsome marble front
mansion and his adjoining property
on K street, this city. He has left
his Ohio home for good and his health
Is very precarious.
To Perpetnate Peterson Parks.
Ma toon, Ills., Sept. 21. The reter
son farm, near this city, was sold
Wednesday for $1".50 by the trustee.
Judge J. F. Hughes. : The proceeds
are to be divided between the.citles of
Mattoon. Charleston and Newton to
perpetuate parks bearing the name of
Judge Teterson. the deceased donor.
Indiana Clergyman Missing.
San Francisco, Sept 21. Rev, Mah
lon S. Gause. a minister formerly of
Knightstown. Ind., who lias been so
journing In California for the benefit
of his health since last June, is missing
and anxious inquiries are being made
for him by his sister, Mrs. William
Cox, of Charlottesville, Ind.
-Reduction of Wheat Acreage.
Indianapolis. Sept. 21. Information
that comes to Indianapolis grain deal
ers from nearly all parts of the state
Indicates that the total acreage of
wheat that will be- sown this fall will
not exceed GO per cent, of the acreage
sown In 1S00. Farmers still dread the
fly. In southwestern Indiana, where
there was little tiy, there will be as
large an acreage as last year:
Salisbury Didn't Bend That Message.
London, Sept. 21. Referring to the
alleged telegram of Lord 'Salisbury to
Li Hung Chang outlined by the Shang
hai correspondent of The Daily Ex
press the foreign office officials say
the British premier has not sent any
message to Li Hung Chang.
Allison Opens in Iowa. , .
Clinton, la., Sept. 21. The : Repub
lican state and national campaign In
Iowa was-opened last night at Davis
Opera House by Senator Allison, who
upon introduction by George M. Curtis
was given an "ovation." lie spoke at
length on the financial aud Philippine
STQLE A MARCH OH EM
Democratic Acting Governor
Utah Embraces a Political
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BEPUBLIOAN GOVEENOS IS ABSENT,
So the Acting Executive Appoints a
United States Senator, Who
Says It Is No Joke.
Salt Lake City, Sept 21.-;-Utah Tte
publican officials and politicians had a
scare when they found yesterday morn
ing that Governor Wells and Secretary
of State Hammond had left the state
j administration in the hands of a
j Democratic acting governor by leaving
the state to meet Governor Roosevelt
at Toeatello, Idaho. Under the stat
utes Aquila Nebeker, president of the
state senate, is acting governor. Ne
Kkerdiseovered late Wednesday night
that Aells and Hammond were lioth
out of the state, and he appointed
Judge O. W. Powers United States
senator to fill the vacancy occasioned
by the failure to -elect a senator at the
last session of the legislature, which
is Democratic. Then he proceeded to
anonunce changes in the gubernatorial
staff and male up officialdom gener
ally. Nebeker is a prominent cattle
man with the cowboy's fondness for a
joke, is the way the Republicans hope
fully look at the matter.
Judge Thinks It Is No Joke.
But Judge Powers, when inter
viewed and asked whether his appoint
ment as United States senator was in
tended as a huge practical joke, or was
to he taken in - seriousness, replied
emphatically that it was serious in
every sense of the word and calculated
to teach the governor and secretary of
state that they could not both leave
Utah at the same time without taking
the consequences. "There can be no
question." said he, " as to Senator Ne
beker's power to jerforni -the duties
pertaining to the governor's office dur
ing the absence of those two officials.
As to whether or not a governor or act
ing governor has the right to appoint
a United States senator, that Is a case
that has been decided both ways by
the United States senate -in the Quay
case adversely by one vote only.
tjuestiou of Recognition.
Whet her I will be recognized by the
United States senate as the junior
"member from Utah I cannot say.
However, I propose to make a fight
for the place and stand by my rights.
I intend to take no chances at all and
will immediately file my-resignation
as presidential elector on the Demo
cratic ticket w ith the state . Democratic
committee. This- will leave nie free
an. I unhampered to make the contest
which I presume I will tie obliged to
make," - - ' - " . -
Nebefcer Alto Claims All Rights.
State isen.'ilor Neleker sa H tha t lie had
not been- officially notified that Gover
nor Well was- in Utah, -and until so
notified he would institute all the re-forni-i
that otiuht to be in force uuder
a "Deinoeriftie administration.
DEATH DF MTJLEHNAND.
Native of Kentucky lie Was Prominent
fa Two. Wars and in Politics.
Springfield. Ill, Sept. 21. General
John A. McCIcrimnd died at 1 a. m.
yesterday after an illness" of many
weeks. He was SS years old. Death
was. due to oM age and a general
breaking (Town of the system. Burial
servievs proballly will be held Sunday.
The Masons will have charge. Burial
will be in Oakridge cemetery.
General ; McCleruand was born in
Breckinridge county. Ky., and came to
Illinois' with his parents when a year
oM. His father died three years later,
and the lioy had to begin work on a
farm carl.. lie was 19 years old when
the Blacifhawk war broke out, and he
eniistt-d as a volunteer. - At theulose
of this war he established the Shaw
rteetown I moerat. which he conducted
in connection with. .the practice of law.
He was elected to the state. legislature
in is.".t;. 1910 aud 1SI2. He was al
ways a stanch Democrat, and was
elected to congress in IS 13, 1S51 and
again in 1S. He was a candidate
for the United States senate before the
Thirteenth Illinois assembly, but -was
defeated by James Shields.
McClernand resigned his seat in
congress to tight for the Union, and his
wa- record is a tine- one. His last
elective office was that of judge of the
circuit couit. retiring in 1S73. General
MeChii.and married In 1S4:"5 Miss
Sarah Dimhip. daughter of Colonel
I inula p. of Jacksonville, of one of the
most reputable and influential fami
lies iu the ptate. Some time after her
death .he married her sister. Miss
Minerva Dunlap. who is still living.
General MeClernand has four children
Colonel. Ed ward J. McCIernand, mili
tary governor of Cebu. Philippine Isl
ands: Mrs. Fred Fox. of Peoria: Mrs.
Ileln G. 'Williams ptwI John McCIer
nand, residing in Springfield.
Thug Work for Nothing.
Eau Claire. Wis.. Sept. 21. At Al
toonn. early yesterday, two men en
tered Valkim's meat market and blew
open the safe. The noise was heard
by men In the Omaha depot, who
j rushed up to -t tie scene to receive a
they retreated to a carriage. They
turned towards Eau Claire and drove
at breakneck speed. Sheriff Chrisler
and two deputies are on the trail. The
burglars secured nothing.
Acquittert of a Chaice of Poisoning.
Ma.lncn Wis.. Sept. 19. Aftsr be
ing out tfftcen minutes the jury in tho
case of James Brehuid. the farmhand
charged with attempting to poison
the family of George Bringa, in Burke,
by putting poison in the coffee, ren
ler'd a verdict of not guilty, and
Breland was discharged.
Saddfer Pretty Well t ot Vp.
GreencasOe I ml., Sept. 20. John
Saddler was seriously injured in a
fight liere with True Thomas. The
trouble arose in a saloon, but the cause
is not known." Saddler has five cuts
on his forehead, nose, neck and arm.
The one on his neck Is dangerous, as
it is directly over the Jugular vein. A
piece of his nose was cut off.
Southern Indiana Hallway Trains. .
Terre Haute. Ind., Sept. 19. Tb.?
Southern Indiana road Monday began
running trains into and out of Terre
Hiute. The schedule is for three trains
B00SEVELT IN INDIANA.
VTUl Enter the State at Hammond and
Leave It at EraosTlIle.
Indianapolis, Sept. 21. The Itinerary
for Governor Roosevelt's Indiana trip
has been completed by the state com
mittee and National Committeeman
New. Governor ROcaevelt will enter
the state at Hammond, Oct. 10, and
will leave It at Evansville the night of
Oct. 12.. The time will be divided
among the following places: Oct. 10
Hammond, Lafayette, Delphi, Logan
sport, Peru, Wabash, Huntington and
Fort Wayne. Oct. 11 Marion, Fair
mount, Alexandria, Anderson, Muncie
and Richmond, and at Indianapolis In
the evening. The meeting In this city
is to be made as much a state affair
as possible. Oct. 12 Plainfleld, Green
castle. Brazil, Terre Haute, Vincennes,
Prince-ton and Evansville. The gov
ernor will go from Evansirille into
Kentucky, speaking first at Henderson.
The national committee of the Gold
Democrats has made arrangements for
John P. Irish, of California, to speak
at English's Opera House Thursday
night. Sept- 27. Irish's speech will be
the opening of the campaign for the
Gold Democrats here. .It is also an
nounced that Irish will speak at Fort
Wayne tomorrow, at South Bend Mon
day, and at Anderson Saturday, the
OVER A MILLION INVOLVED.
Controlling Interest isthe Munlslng Rail
- way Changes Bands.
Chicago, Sept. 21. The controlling
interest In the Munising railway and
all of the 100,000 acres of hardwood
owned by the MunisingRailway com
pany In the upper Michigan peninsula
near Grand island changed hands
Wednesday. George C. Fry and his
Chicago associates closed asaleof their
interests to William G. Mather, pres
ident of the Cleveland Cliffs Iron com
pany, of Clevelnad, O., which com
pany also owns the Lake Superior and
Ishpenning railroad and many mines in
the upper peninsula.
Fry aud his associates have just se
cured certain rights for the Munissing
railway to enter and pass through the
city of Marquette, and the sale in
cludes a transfer of these rights to Mr.
Mather. More than $1,000,000 worth
of property is involved in the transfer.
BEAT BY A BALKY HORSE,
One Case Where Equine Stubbornness Was
of Good Value.
r Green Bay, Wis., Sept 21. Balking
has proven a virtue in a horse in at
least one instance. It prevented an
unknown thief from getting away with
an outfit owned by Liveryman George
A. Snavely. The horse was tied in
front of a place on Main street while
the occupants of the rig went inside.
While they were In the place the thief
cut the hitching strap and drove away
hurriedly with the rig.
On West Walnut street the crook at
tempted to lash the horse into a run.
The horse resented the treatment by
coming to a sudden halt. All efforts
to move the horse Tailed and the thief
finally abandoned the outfit on the
street, where it was picked up a short
time after by a policeman.
Kaeine and Her -Waterworks.
Racine, Wis., Sept. 21. The mem
bers of the special committee to con
sider propositions from the Racine
Water company, whereby the city
might become the owner of its own
water system, held another meeting
Wednesday evening. A proposition
had been received from the officials of
the company. Members of the com
mittee refuse to say a word In regard
to the proposition, but it appears to
be the general opinion that the com
pany has presented a proposition that
is 'more favorable than any other.
Burglar Business Is Pretty Good.
Saline, Kan., Sept. 21. News has
reached here of the looting of the State
bank, of Bushton, by safeblowers, who
secured between $5,000 and $7,000 In
cash and $20,000 worth of securities.
The bank is capitalized for only $3,000,
but it has been shipping in $4,000 in
currency a week to pay out for wheat.
The only money left by the robbers
was about $100 in nickels and pennies
scattered on the floor. The bank was
insured against robbers.
Will Do Its Own Street Lighting.
Portland. Mich.. Sept. 21. The
Northern Electric Manufacturing com
pany, of Madison. Wis., western agent
for the Stanley Electric company, of
Plttsfield, Mass., has been given the
contract for the new machinery for
the municipal lighting plant. The ma
chinery Includes a dynamo and motor
and the price is $3,550.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Low license carried at Pewaukee,
Wis., by a vote of G4 to 50.
There are not half as many Ameri
cans in Cuba as there were one year
. Convicts In the Texas penitentiary
contributed $40 to the Galveston relief
Governor Sayers, of Texas, says 12,
000 lost their lives in Texas during the
Olga Nethersole was fined 2 in
Scotland for allowing her two dogs to
M. Quiver, a millwright at Crivitz,
Wis., caught his hand in some machin
ery and the hand was torn off.
Sir E. M. Satow, Bitish minister to
Japan, and Sir Claude MacDonald,
minister to China, are to excange
Two new stamp-canceling machines,
with a capacity of 1,000 letters per
minute, have been put in the Chicago
When Samuel Connors, a Chicacoan,
42 years old, was called to his dinner
he was found sitting upright in his
R- A. Harrison, horseman, from
Darlinarton, Pa., threatened to kill his
three-weeks bride at the Northwestern
Sierra Leone is probably stocked with
the greatest variety of bis game, the
sport to be obtained being elephants,
hippopotami and deer.
Five policemen overcome by smoke
and $2,000,000 loss of property was the
results of fire In what is known as the
Terminal Stores, New York city.
Charles T. Yerkes has purchased the
franchise of the Charing Cross, Eus
ton and Hampstead Underground rail
road in London and will begin work
of construction at once.
Rose Polytechnic Open.
Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 21. The
Rose Polytechnic institute began its
twentieb school year Wednesday, with
a larger attendance than ever before.
EIGHT THOUSAND JOIN
The Ranks of the Men Who Are
Striking in the Anthracite
BO PRESIDENT MITCHELL FIGURES.
Operators Claim That Intimidation Is
Rife Everywhere Warm Joint
Debate at Marltle'a.
Hazelton, Pa., Sept 20. The third
day of the strike passed off as quietly
as the two proceeding days. Beyond
tne occasional stoning or a mine
worker going to or from his work there
has been no disorder. It was estimated
last night that about 70 per cent. of the
mine workers of this region were Idle
yesterday, which is quite an increase
over Tuesday's figures. President
ivinviieii uiu not issue u lormat siaie-
ment last night. beca'useof his absence
from headquarters. He said, however,
that from reports he had received he
figured on more than 12R.000 being idle
In the anthracite district. No necrotia-
rions for a settlement of th strike are
yet in sight, and the situation in that
resject is precisely the same as it was
Strikers Want to Stop All Work.
The United Mine Workers of this
section are confining their efforts to
getting the men to quit work every
where, believing that they cannot suc
cessfully carry on the contest unless
every mine in the three districts is tied
up completely. The operators are work
ing the collieries which are crippled as
best they can. The mine owners in
the Hazleton district complain bitterly
of the tactics of the union. They
claim that the workmen who are still
going to the mines are being Intimi
dated and even threatened with seri
ous bodily harm If they do not quit
work. They add that most of the men
now idle desire to resume work, but
through fear of assault they do not
leave their homes.
Developed into "Hot Air."
A meeting yesterday afternoon at
Jeddo of the employes of G. B. Markle
& Co., who operate the Jeddo, Eber
vale. Highland and Oakdale collieries,
proved to lie probably the most re
markable gathering of its kind ever
held in the anthracite regions. It was
expected to be a heart-to-heart talk
between John Markle. managing part
ner of the firm, and his employes, who
number 2,500, but it developed Into a
joint debate. .In which Markle, Presi
dent Mitchell. Rev. Father Philips and
National Committeeman Benjamin
James took part. It began in a dignified
manner, but gradually degenerated In
to Impassioned argument aud wound
up very close to personalities.
-i Miners' Committee Goes to Work.
The most important development of
the coal miners' strike which has oc
occurred since its inception was the
effort made yesterday by a committee
of miners, employed at the Natalie col
liery. Mount Carmel, who are in close
touch with the operators who control
that mine all New York capitalists
to secure a settlement. They went to
Shamokin yesterday to consult with
several leading mine officials as to the
best method of effecting their object.
They said that the operators they rep
resented are willing to adjust the prin
cipal grievances embodied In the de
mands of the Hazelton convention, and
they are anxiou.Slo get their proposi
tion to National President Mitchell.
BIO HOLE IN THE DAM.
Engineer Says It Can Be Filled with Con
creteClay Pocket Found.
Joliet, Ills., Sept. 20. After working
since daylight with two steam pumps
sanitary district engineers succeeded
In lowering the water In the big hole
below the Jackson street dam go that
an Intelligent survey of the situation
could be made. They found a
large clay pocket in the solid
rock, which runs down to a depth of
ten feet below the grade of the chan
nel bed. It was also found that a clay
seam about twelve inches thick ran
from the bottom of the hole directly
under the big dam.
This seam was followed a distance
of eight feet under the foundation of
the dam. Sanitary Engineer Hull said
Tuesday night: "We will force con
crete Into the clay seam that runs un
der the dam as far as possible, and
will then fill up with concrete the big
pocket below the dam. We ought to
finish the work in a couple of days."
Indians to Give the King.
Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 20. The
Episcopal ring to be worn by Rev.
R. H. Weller, who was recently elected
bishop coadjutor for the diocese of
Fond du Lac. will be presented by
Oneida Indians. In a recent letter to
Weller Rev. F. W. Merrill, pastor of
the Hobart Episcopal mission church
at Oneida, offered congratulations, and
asked as a favor that the Indians of
bis mission be permitted to present
the ring. The offer was accepted with
a hearty expression of thanks. The
Jewel will be presented to Weller at
Franchise To Be Annulled.
Duluth, Sept 20. The Superior City
council has unanimously decided to
annul the franchise of the street rail
way company. The alleged cause is
that the company had not carried out
rts contract of bettering the service.
The line was recently consolidated with
the Duluth system and purchased by
an eastern company, of which Thomas
Lowry. of Minneapolis, has a con'trol-
Bequest to a Soldiers' Home. j
Oshkosh, Wis.. Sept. 20. The Wis
consin Veterans' Home at Waupaca,
Wis., was enriched Tuesday by a leg
acy of some fi,iKX. it was iert ny
Walter Houston, an aged soldier of the
re be LI ion who resided many years in
the town of Utica. Winnebago county,
and died there. Houston bequeaths a
farm of 2O0 acres to the home, posses
sion to be given at the death of his
wife. The liequest was made as the re
sult of kind treatment at the home.
Voting on a Fair Queen. '
Mattoon, Ills., Sept. 10. The contest
to choose a queen and retinue of at
tendants for the free street fair be
gan Monday and will close Oct 3.
Sixteen towns in Coles, Douglas,
Edgar, Moultrie. Effingham and Shel
by counties are competing for the
SOLD ROBBERY OF A BANE,
XaVrea Men with '-Guns" Do the Trick and
Get Away with $ 1S.OOO.
Winneoiucca, Nev., Sept 20. The
First National bank was robbed of
about $15,000 at noon yesterday by
three men, who entered the front door
of the building and with revolvers
made all present throw up their hands..
There were five people in the bank at
thp time Cashier Nixon, Assistant
Cashier McBride, Bookkeeper Hill.
Stenographer Calhoun, and a horse
buyer named Johnson. One robber at
the point of a pistol made Cashier
Nixon open the safe and take from it
three sacks of gold coin. They threw
this into an ore sack, together with
all the gold coin in the office drawer.
The. robbers then marched the five
men out through a back door to au
alley, where three horses were wait
ing. The men were kept covered with
gunds until the desperadoes mounted
their horses and escaped. The whole
affair occurred In but five minutes. An
alarm was quickly given and several
hots were fired at the desperadoes as
they sped through the town, but with
out effect. The robbers returned the
shots, but no one was hit
HAVING A L0fQF EUN,
These Chicken Litigants, and Those Who
Dane Have to Pay.
Evansville, Ind., Sept 20. Tues
day's session of the circuit court was
devoted to a trial over a chicken val
ued at 23 cents. The trial, including
atorneys fees and all, cost about $300.
July 21 last Lulu James, of Howell, a
email station below here, swore out an
affidavit against Charles Walters,
charging him with malicious trespass
In "injuring, and causing to be injured,
personal proierty, to-wit: A chicken,
by shooting and wounding It to her
damage in the sum of 40 cents."
The case was first tried before a Jus
tice's court, and the defendant was
found guilty and ordered to pay for the
chicken. He appealed the case and
won. The trial consumed all day, and
was attended by many spectators.
Some of the leading business men in
the city eat on the jury.
ACTRESSES KILLED BY GAS.
Members of a New York Company Are
Asphyxiated In Mew Jersey.
Paterson, N. J., Sept. 20. Lizzie
Hamilton and Grace Hughes, members
of the Victoria Burlesquers, a New
York company playing a week's en
gagement at the Bijou theater in this
city, were asphyxiated by escaping gas
in a room in the theater building. The
girls, who were both young and pretty,
retired in high spirits, the happiest of
a merry party which had b,cen to
lunch after the performance. Their
bodies were discovered when a mem
ber of the company, Minnie Desmond,
went to call them at 11 o'clock in the
morning. They had evidently at
tempted to escape from the room, as
the bodies were found on the floor not
far from -the doorway
COSTLY 11 OH WITH TAGALS
Our Hen Lom Twelve Killed, Twenty-Six
Wounded and Five Missing.
Manila, Sept. 20. In an engagement
between a body of Filipinos numbering
about 1,000 men and detachments of
the Fifteenth and Thirty -seventh
United States infantry regiments, the
Americans had twelve men killed,
twenty-six wounded and five missing.
City Marshal Kills a Prisoner.
Staunton, Ills., Sept. 20. Rudolph
Knoemiller. city marshal, sliot and in
stantly killed Benjamin Lloyd, while
the latter was under arrest Tuesday.
After the killing Knoemiller surren
dered himself to Justice Hoxsey. Lloyd
was a miner, un-married. with home In
Danville, Ills. He had gone to bis
brother's house while intoxicated, de
stroyed furniture and struck his s-ls-ter-in-law.
Knoemiller arrested Lloyd,
and when on the outside Lloyd, It is
claimed, assaulted Knoemiller with a
knife. The latter stepped back a
few feet and shot Lloyd through the
heart, killing him Instantly.
American League Season Ends.
Chicago, Sept 20. The American
Base Ball League has closed its season
and this Is the way the clubs stood
at the close:
Played. Won. Lost P. C.
Chicago 185 82 53 .607
Milwaukee 137 78 r .&
Indianapolis ..135 71 64 .526
Detroit 130 71 68 .511
Kansas City ..130 70 69 .504
Cleveland 137 04 73 .467
Buffalo 139 60 79 .432
Minneapolis ...139 54 85 .388
Normal Conditions at Galveston.
Galveston, Sept 20. Normal condi
tions are fast being restored In Gal
veston. The work of clearing the
streets of debris continues unabated
and all relief work is now thoroughly
systematized. Several human bodies
were found yesterday. No attempt
was made to identify them and they
were immediately cremated.
Kruger Ielays His Departure.
Lorenzo Marques, Sept. 20. Kruger,
the former president of the South Af
rican republic, will not sail for Eu
rope on the German steamer Herzog
Monday, Sept 24, as he originally in
tended, probably because he has been
offered a warship to sail in by the gov
ernment of the Netherlands.
Vlljoen. the "Firebrand," Has Guns.
Spitzkop. Sept. 20. General Viljoen,
wbo succeeded Louis Botha in the su
preme command of the Transvaal
forces, is reported to be moving north
ward in the direction of Hectorsprult,
with 3,000 men and thirty guns. He is
known as "the Firebrand," and will
endeavor to protract the war.
Sargent Can Be Persuaded.
Des Moines, la.. Sept 20. Grand
Master Sargent of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen, declared in an
Interview yesterday that If the broth-
erbood would offer him sufficient In
ducements he might reconsider his an
nouncement that he would not be a
candidate for re-election.
Cannot Compel Their Production.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept 20. The su
premo court last evening rendered an
opinion denying the petition of the at
torney general to compel the produc
tion by the Standard Oil company of
Its books and papers. The court de
cides that the action was prematurely
brought, the presumption being that
no formal demand has been made for
the books and papers.
Scores on the Ball Field.
Chicago. Sept 20. Following are
yesterday's League ball scores: At
Philadelphia Cincinnati 7 Philadel
phia 8, at New York Pittsburg 5,
New York 2.
HE HAS II LITTLE LIST,
Kaiter Has, of the Names of Lord
High Executioners in the
AND HE WANTS THEM DESIGNATED
j So That Ah Sin May Know What H
Is Vp Against Alignment
of the Powers.
Berlin, Sept 20. It Is understood
that the immediate cause for the is
suing by Germany of the circular note
to the powers regarding the Chinese
settlement was the fact that Li Hung
j Chang, during his recent interview
! with Dr. 'Mumm von Sen wartzen stein,
i the German minister to China, men
tioned a number of names of alleged
high mandarins, hitherto wholly un
known, as those reipousible for the Ie
king outrages, and said that China
was willing to punish them. This ex
plication seems to be borne out by the
following statement made by the Ger
man foreign office yesterday to the cor
respondent of the Associated Press in
Berlin: "What we want to avoid is an
opportunity for allowing China to im
pose any sham concessions upon the
powers by delivering up for punish
ment iiersons who had nothing to do
with the Peking atrocities. Hence It
is advisable for the representatives of
the powers in China to designate be
forehand all who are notoriously
guilty. Germany does not wish to pre
judge the case iu any way. She wishes
to reach au agreement with the pow
ers regarding the guilty and their pun
ishment." Opinion of a Japanese Diplomat.
Sato, first secretary of the Japanese
legation here, said yesterday: "I
think there will be no difficulty in
getting the powers to agree in princi
pal to the German position to punish
the guilty. The real difficulty will be
In deciding how high to go. If they
decide to Include Prince Tuan, then
they will find that the empress regent
was back of him. Russia, in my opin
ion, will not now withdraw he? troops
from Peklnjr, inasmuch as Germany
and the other powers remain. She will
decide that circumstances have
changed and that she must remain
Thinks We Will Come Into Line.
The chief of one of the embassies,
discussing the question yesterday aft
ernoon, observed: "Probably all the In
terested powers will agree to adopt the
German proposition, with the possible
exception of Russia, who has hitherto
carefully avoided mentioning the pun
ishment of the guilty. Certainly the
United Sfcites will adopt it." The Ger
man papers, with scarcely an excep
tion, approve the circular note. The
Berliner Post and The National Zelt
ung declare that the note proves that
Germany does not wish excessive or
un reasonable demands, but that she
will insist upon the punishment of
those really guilty as the only way In
which China can be taught a lesson
which she will not forget.
SOME WASHINGTON SPECULATION.
Nature of Our Response to Germany
Agreed on Perhaps.
Washington, Sept. 20. With the
German proposition to postpone peace
negotiations with China until the per
sons resiKinsible for the Feklng out
rages are punished, and a French and
Russian notification of the purpose of
those government to begin such nego
tiations at once, awaiting him the pres
ident found much matterof importance
to dispose of upon his arrival in Wash
ington from Canton yesterday. Al
though it was stated that no answer
would be ready to the German note
yesterday. It appeared that the presi
dent had arrived at a conclusion as to
the nature of the response that should
be made. Adee spent the afternoon
consulting. Acting Secretary Hill and
in drafting the note of response, but
all Information as to its nature was re
fused at the state department.
The conclusion reached from the
day's developments 1s that the powers
are dividing as to China, and that at
present Germany and Great Britain
stand aligned against France and Rus
sia, while both sides are ardently seek
ing the adherence of the United States
government. The Issue apiears to be
made up in such shape as to dismiss
further hope of attaining that har
mony of action respecting China that
the president has been seeking so far,
and the point has apparently been
reached where the United States must
take sides or at once proceed to act en
tirely independent of other powers In
reaching a settlement The Chinese
government is urging the latter course
upon the state department
The first definite determination to
begin peace negotiations with China
seems to have been reached by the
French and Russian governments,
which have made known their purpose
to proceed with negotiations with Li
Hung Chang and Prince Chlng as soon
as feasible. This doubtless will have
an important Influence on the present
negotiations, which are, hinging to a
considerable extent on the opening of
peace negotiations. As Fiance Is act
ing with Russia this determination ap
pears to remove any prospect of a mod
ification of the Russo-Franco deter
mination to withdraw from Peking. It
also disposes of all question as to the
credentials of Li Hung Chang, and
places France in a iiositiou of being
ready to pro-eed on the credentials he
has brought forward.
Willring Hack Our Dead.
Washington, Sept 19. Colonel Will
iam S. Patten, of the quartermaster's
department, on duty at the war de
partment, has completed arrangements
for the free traniMrtation to the
United States of the remains of sol
diers, sailors and civilians who lost
their lives aud were burled in the Isl
and possessions of the United States
or in China. A burial corps will take
passage on the transport Hancock,
soheduled to leave San Francisco on
the 1st proximo for the Philippines.
'strike That Failed.
Joliet, Ills., Sept. 19. Two hundred
and fifty laborers employed by the
Street Car company in extending Its
lines struck for an increase In wages
from fl.50 to $1.75 per day. They
failed to get what they wanted and
went back to work.
natch & Foote, a New York stock
exchange house, after a career of thirty-six
years has failed for $2,000,000,
two-thirds of which la secured.
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