Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, June 28, 1900, Image 5

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Part of Fortieth Infantry Caught In
Trap and a Number Are
Killed and Wounded.
Washington, D. C, June 26. The war
department hag received the following
.cablegram from General MacArthur:
"Manila, June 23. Detachment four
office, 100 men. Fortieth volunteer In
fantry, Captain Millar commanding. left
Tagayan, June 13, on reconnaissance up
Tagayan river, morning, ambushed by
Insurgent In strong position. Fifty
men sent to reinforce from Tagayan.
Could not take position, and troops
withdrew to coant port.
"Our loss In killed: Company II, Rob
ert H. Coles, John H. Haywood, Fred
Holloway, John T. Pelham, 'Frank Sal
isbury. Company M, Corporal Jesse G.
Moody, Michael J. MeQulrk.
"Wounded Company I, Captain Wal
ter B. Elliott, slight; company H, Cap
tain Thomas. Millar, In thigh, slight;
Jeff Efflg, moderate: James W. Jeffries,
alight; Roxle Whealon, moderate; Geo.
Hollarlf, flight; Murley Phillips, se
vere; John W. Smith, severe. Company
M, Kdwln B. Williams, severe. Com
pany K. George W. Wells, severe; Lex
31. Kamters, moderate.
"Missing Company If, Sergeant Wil
liam Northerns.
"Full detail report not received."
Manila, June 26. A di-tachment of
forty men of the Fortieth regiment,
Captain Miller commanding, left Ca
gayan de Mlsamas, Island of Mindanao,
scouting. June 13. During the morning
of June 14 they encourtered a strongly
ambushed and Intrenched force of the
enemy. The Americana' attempts to
harge were frustrated by the Fili
pinos' pitfalls and traps.
The advance line consequently was
under a heavy fire In front and on Its
flanks and fell back on Cagayan. The
American loss was nine killed and two
officers and ten men wounded.
Manila, June 24. Reports have reach,
ed Manila of troubles In the Island of
Samar, whence reinforcements, a bat
talion of the Twenty-ninth regiment and
a battery of artillery, were dlnpatched
, yesterday.
The United States cruiser New Or
leans has sailed from here, and It la
supposed she is on her way to China.
It Is expected that the cruiser Brook
lyn will proceed to China shortly.
Brisk Flghtin? Expected South of
the Vaal River,
London, June 25. General Steyn's
forces in the Orange River colony are
drawing most of the attention of Lord
Roberts, rather to the neglect of Commandant-General
Louis liotha and
President Kruger.
The severance between the Trans
vaal and the Orange River colony was
completed Friday, as Ird Roberts said
It would be. by the arrival of General
Ruller's advance guard, under Lord
Dundonald, at St. Anderson. The wide
net around the 6.000 or 8,000 men under
General Steyn will now contract. Some
adroit maneuvering and brisk fighting
are likely to take place, because until
all resistance south of the Vaal is at
an end the Iiritish line of communica
tions will not be safe.
President Kruger"s sons, who surren
dered to General Baden-Powell. ' are
bark on their farms and working peace
fully. General Baden-Powell rode with only
SrtO men from Mafeklng and he made
the last section of his ride to Pretoria
with only thirty-five. Lord Roberts
met him In the outskirts of the town
and e orted him to the presidency.
General De Wet's farm houses have
been burned by the British.
General Buller has Issued a special
order eulogising the services of Strath
conaa Horse.
' Captsln Jones and the brigade from
H. M. S. Foree have been ordered back
to the ship at the admiral request.
The Brltleh Revereee at the Zand
River Are Leaking Out.
London, June 25. There was almost a
total absence of war news from South
Africa last night and the telegrams re
ceived lark Interest and fall to add
to the farts already known.
According to a special dispatch from
Capetown It seems that In the recent
fight at Zand river the Boers captured
1.00S mall bags, containing a three
. weeks' accumulation of letters for Lord
Roberts' army snd 14.000 worth of
tamps Intended for the use of the!
At Klmberley Friday evening Dr.
Jameson addressed the electors. He
sketched the pol"on of ,he ran'1 at
the time of Ihe raid, emphasising the
discontent of the working classes, who
ware ripe for revolt. He denied that
the rsld had caused racial trouble. In
duced the Boers to arm or hampered the
government, Bace feeling always ex
isted and an army had commenced to
form long before. This Is the first
time that Dr. Jamenon hat broken the
giletfc OB the subject of the raid.
Fe:s n ckim.
May Have To Deal With China In.
etead of Boxere.
Washington. D. C, June 26 Naval
officials stated that while Admiral Re
meyi force at Manila had been much
depleted, there was no present purpose
to send more ships. In case they are
needed, however, the Atlanta is ready
at New York and the Bancroft at Bos
ton, both being light draught vessels
well suited for Chinese waters, while
the New York, Texas, Massachusetts,
Indiana. Kearsarge and Kentucky give
a reserve of strong vessels which can
be drawn upon If the developments
seem to warrant such a course. The
American naval force In China at pfes-
enl consists of the Newark, 400 men;
Monocacy, 275; Nashville, 275, ail at
Taku; the Yorktown, 300, at Che Foo.
The Oregon, which Is under orders to
go from Hong Kong, probably started
yesterday, but cannot reach the scene
of action short of six or seven days.
The Iris, a supply ship, also Is on the
way. This will give Admiral Kempff a
fleet of six ships, Including the Oregon,
when they are assembled a week hence.
Outside of the Immediate necessity of
meeting the military and naval require
ments the government Is chiefly con
cerned in finding out to what extent
the Chinese government is countenanc
ing or assisting the warfare at Tien
Tsln. One of the highest officials of
the administration said that there was
some evidence that General Tung Fu
Sen, the principal general of the Mo
hammedan Chinese, was In command
and that poBsibly without orders from
the Chinese government he had suc
ceeded in leading off some of the reg
ular Chinese troops.
This was In part explained by Ad
miral Kempffs message that the Chi
nese army Is engaged In fighting. But
the assuiances of the Chinese minister
and the communications from LI Hung
Chang and several of the Influential
viceroys all lead to the belief that the
Chinese government does not direct the
movements now going on. This uncer
tainty must be cleared within the next
few hours, and it will then be deter
mined whether the authorities here are
to deal with China or an uprising of
"hlnese rebels.
The critical conditions of aftairs has
brought out the usual large crop of
sensational rumors. There were per
sistent reports that an extra session of
congress might be called. But mem
bers of the cabinet, who would be apt
to know If such a move were contem
plated, dismissed the report as entirely
The alarming report from Shanghai
that the empress dowager has ordered
the extermination of all foreigners In
China was received with great allow
ance on the part of the state depart
ment. Nevertheless this was the elev
enth day of the silence of Minister
General MacArthur's report of the
ambushing of American troops In Lu
ron, resulting In a large casualty list,
added somewhat to the perplexity of
the war department In providing sol
diers for China, as that was another ev
loence that General Mac-Arthur needed
a considerable force to garrison and
protect the many outlying points.
Attack farm House and Drive Out
the Family.
Yankton, S. D., June 2u. Millions on
millions of pale green army worms
have made their appearance on the
sandbars along the Missouri river near
Yankton. The worms are two or three
inches long and In some places the
can be taken up by the scoopful. Wil
lows are stripped of leaves and bank
and grass is being eaten to the roots.
In the center of the ground invest
the worms are lying dead in heaps for
want of something to eat. The Insect!
are moving westward like an avenging
army and will soon get Into the vege
table gardens and potato patches which
the sandbar settlers are cultivating,
unless something Is done to annihilate
They Invaded J. C. Hchott's farm and
house and drove the family out. He
lost his garden and part of his crops.
The worms are said to be the genuine
army worm, which sweeps all vegeta
tion clear as it moves.
New York, June 26. Behind the re
cent agreement of the gas companies to
charge $1.00 per thousand cubic feet Is
a combination of Interests, which, If
successful, will establish the moat pow
erful gas corporation known to any
city of the world.
The Consolidated company, the cen
tral concern, soon will Increase Its cap
ital from twenty to thirty millions, the
exact figure not being announced. The
forthcoming circular to stockholders
will suggest a means of distributing a
present surplus of 11,000,000.
During the past year the Consoli
dated company has absorbed practically
alt the gas and electric light, heat and
power companies In Manhattan, Brook
lyn and Bronx "boroughs.
North Platte, Neb. (Special.) The
drat meeting of the street fair execu
tive committee was held at' the Com
mercial club rooms last night. Officers
were selected and the chairmen of sev.
eral subcommittees appointed. The
unanimous sentiment of the committee
was that no time should be lost In get
ting ready for the fair and preparations
will begin at once. The officers of the
executive committee are: Chairman,
John Bratt; vice chairman, W. H. Mc
Keen; aecretary, W. H. McDonald! as
sistant secretary. Butler Buchanan;
treasurer, A. Vollmer.
Hordea of Chinese Resist Efforts of
Americans and Russians to
Reach Tien Tsln.
Hong Kong, British China, June 23.
The United States battleship Oregon
has gone north.
Reports from Chinese sources- state
that Admiral Seymour has taken pos
session of the Tartar city In Pekln.
There Is not a Chinese port north of
Amoy tonight which Is not doubtful
of its security.
The Boxer movement Is spreading
rapidly. Chinese troops' are deserting
everywhere to the Boxers, who are be
coming the sole authority In the empire.
United States Consul Goodnpw showed
me private dispatches and official ad
vices of the gravest Import. They
strengthen the conviction that the sit
uation In North China is hourly grow
ing worse. Few of the foreign legations
are believed to have survived.
Admiral Seymour, who commands the
allied foreign relief force, Is surrounded
If not annihilated, between Tien Tain
and Pekln. The allied forces now hold
only some five miles of the Tien Tain
& Pekin railway (which is about sev
enty miles long) and are besieged at
that. Not a word has been heard from
the relief expedition since the 13th.
In the opinion of experts here 20,000
troops. American, British, German and
French, Italian and Japanese reinforce
ments are needed under a competent
commander to force a way to Pekin
and protect the survivors of the mas
Bacres. The nearest large reinforce
ments are Russian peasants at Port
Arthur, Japanese at Hiroshima and the
Americans at Manila.
Shanghai Itself fears an attack. There
Is widespread terror and no one is hope
ful of early relief.
London, June 26. The only dispatches
from China received last night are those
which give further details of the re
pulse of last Thursday's attempt to
relieve Pekln. According to a dispatch
from Che Foo hordes of Chinese with
well posted artillery block the way of
the American and the Russian forces.
The guns of the allies could make no
Impression and It was found impossi
ble to shift the enemy's position. Noth
ing could be done except to fall back
and this was accomplished In good or
der. It was ascertained that the for
eigners In Tien Tsln were making a
gallant defense. The French conces
sion buildings had been vigorously at
tacked with fire and in all probability
have been reduced to ashes. After the
force retired an armored train attempt
ed to reconnoltcr, but was derailed.
More troops are arriving at Taku and
another attempt at relief with a force
of much greater strength was to have
been made Saturday night. The Chi
nese legation at Berlin received another
telegram Saturday night stating that
all the legations In Pekln were safe and
that the foreign ministers at that place
were all well.
Washington, D. C, June 26. The fol
lowing cablegram was received from
Admiral Kempff at the Navy depart
"Che Foo, June 23. Secretary Navy,
Washington: Proclamation issued 20th:
The admirals and senior naval officers
if the allied powers In China desire In
the name of their governments to let
it be known to all the viceroys and
the authorities of coast and river prov
nces and cities In China that they In
:end to use armed force only against
he Boxers and those people who op
jose them on the march to Pekln for
:he rescue of their fellow countrymen.'
Admiral Kempff's message is of im
portance as showing the present atti
tude of the powers represented in Chi
nese waters. It Indicated that for the
present at least they are operating In
harmony for the release of foreigners
who are confined In the Chinese capi
tal and that they are taking active
steps by means of proclamation to have
this fact become known to the peace
ably Inclined Chinese. Officers here In
terpret the proclamation as a concili
atory measure and believe It Is calcu
lated to restore the confidence of the
Chinese people In the pacific Intentions
of the powers.
New York, June 26. The Journal and
Advertiser prints a copyright dispatch
from Rev. Frederick Brown, presiding
elder of the Tien Tsln district of the
Methodist Episcopal church. The dls
patch Is dated at Che Foo June 22, and
Is as follows:
"I have Just got away from Tien Tsln
on a German gunboat. The city has
been bombarded for several days by
the Chinese. All the foreign part of
Tien Tsln has been destroyed.
"Lieutenant Wright of our navy and
150 others of the white residents, ma
rines and sailors sent up to our assist
ance are killed or wounded.
"The American consulate building has
been destroyed.
"Ammunition Is almost gone. The
garrison are suffering terribly and need
instant help."
Will Oo After Opponents Wherever
They Are Found.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 26. Senator M.
A. Hanna, chairman of the republican
national committee, was in the city a
short time enroute from Philadelphia
to Cleveland, and talked at length on
the plans of campaign.
"I have been assailed on every hand
by the question as to what states we
will win over from the democrats." said
the Ohio senator, "and would like to
tell everybody in the country who la
Interested In the campaign that the
grand old party this year will go after
its opponents wherever they are found.
No stronger ticket was ever placed In
the field. I would not like to predict
the majority that will go to McKinley
and Roosevelt and I have not heard of
Governor Grosvenor having made any
forecasts as to the results of this cam
paign. However, we will carry Ken
tucky, Goebel law or no Goebel law.
California will vindicate Itself. Up In
the northwest the republicans will have
no difficulty in holding sway. There Is
no doubt as to the turn things will
take In the east."
Asked as to his opinion of the result
of the fight in Nebraska, the senatoi
replied: "We will try hard to keep
Bryan's state In the righteous column,
It will not be an extraordinarily early
campaign. Senator Hanna stated that
very little would be done for several
weeks and seemed to imply that the
republicans would wait on the opening
maneuvers of the democrats before any
active steps would be taken. About
August 1, he said, the issues of the
campaign would be clearly defined and
the national managers will then be
ready to co-operate with the commit
tees In the various states. "September
1 will see the red fire burning and all
the drums will be beating before a fort
night later," was the senator's com
ment when questioned regarding the
time of the opening of the campaign.
Col, Bryan Says They Are Identical
With Cuban Rights.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., June 23. The Sen
tinel prints a letter addressed to it by
W. J. Bryan, in which he expresses his
views upon the relations of the Fili
pinos and Cubans and their rights. It
is as follows:
'I believe that the rights of the Fili
pinos and the rights of the Cubans are
Identical. The recognition of the rights
of the Cubans by resolution did nol
create those rights. They existed be
"Jf the Filipinos have a right to their
Independence the fact that they fought
for 1t does not justify us In carrying
on a war of conquest.
"It Is no more humiliating for a na
tion "to recognize the rights of an op
ponent than for an Individual to do so.
"We would have had the same trou
ble In Cuba if we had treated Ihe Cu
bans the same as we have the Filipi
nos. We would have no trouble In th
Philippine Islands if we had treated the
Filipinos as we have treated the Cu
bans. If we are going to give the F'tl
plnos their Independence we oug.( to
say so at once and thus avoid further
"How can we Justify the sacrifice of
American soldiers and the killing of
Filipinos merely to show that we can
whip them?
"The Bacon resolution received the
support of nearly every democratic sen
ator and was adopted by a democratic
caucus In the house. This resolution
prompted independence, ft It had been
accepted and acted upon when It was
first Introduced there would have been
no Filipino war. If It had been adopted
at the time the vote was taken It would
have stopped the war.
"W. J. BRYAN."
The Soldier Boys Will Celebrate In
Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City, Okl., June 26. It Is
estimated that 100,000 people will at
tend the Roosevelt Rough Rider reunion
here July 1, 2, 3 and 4. Governor Roose
velt makes his speech on the 3d, the
first set speech since his vice presi
dential nomination. He will then speak
in Missouri and Kansas.
The Hough Riders' association has
Issued the following program for the
four days of the reunion:
On Sunday, July 1, there will be wel
coming speeches by Governor C. M
Barnes and Mayor Van Wycke, and me.
morlal services for the Rough Rldtn
who fell In Cuba. Monday there will
be a free homes Jubilee, an address by
Hon. Dennis T. Flynn and an exhibition
drill by the Sixth United States cav
alry, besides shooting and riding con
tests. At night a pyrotechnlcal dis
play, the "Battle of San Juan,"-will b
given and there will be a military recep
tlon In honor of Governor Roosevelt.
On Tuesday, July 3, Governor Roose.
veil and the Rough Riders will lead e
civic and military parade that will be
participated In by members of th
Sixth cavalry and the Twentieth Kan
sas regiment, First Tennessee regiment
and First Colorado Regiment, the ex
confederates, the Grand Army of th
Republic and civic organizations. Gov
ernor Roosevelt will Speak. That night
a banquet will be given In honor ol
Governor Roosevelt. On July 4 theri
will be a patriotic celebration.
Atlanta, Gn., June 26. The rainfall
In this part of the'south has been very
heavy the past two days and in Atlanta
nearly three Inches of water has fallen.
Crops are reported badly Injured. The
fruit crop has been damaged one-third.
Bulls Talk of 91 Wheat, and Mean
while Prlcee Climb While the
Excitement Grows.
Chicago (Special.) Changes made
during the Letter deal were reduced
to the ordinary this week, when wheat
Jumped upward 11 cents. Of this 4
?ents was the advance of Saturday.
Wheat was the wildest of cereals and
strongly supported by the bull element
showed no inclination to stop Its ad
vance this side of the $1 point, the
goal of this bull faction's endeavors.
Crop news and a high cable, 2V4 pence
advance at Liverpool, and y centimes
advance at Paris, were the principal
causes for the upward tendency in
July wheat closed Friday night at
12 1-8 cents. It opened Saturday at
i5H cents, a gain of 3 3-8 cents. It
soon advanced to 86 cents, making a
gain of 3 7-8 cents.
Heavy realizing at this point broke
the market to 84 7-8 cents, but the of
ferings being quickly snapped up by
shorts and greedy speculators, a rally
followed, the future going back to 85V&
cents and then to 85 7-8 cents.
On the Chicago curb Friday night
wheat sold around 83 3-4 cents. Sat
urday the open board gave quotations
as 86 5-8 cents, and later 87 1-4 cents.
After the first setbacks had been
wiped away, the market began to go
ahead more rapidly and at length, with
traders yelling themselves hoarse, the
July future reached 86 1-8 cents, mak
ing a 4c advance for the day.
Wichita, Kan., June 26. The grain
men and millers of this state and Ok
lahoma are attempting, it Is claimed, to
form a combine to corner the wheat
raised in this section and thereby prac
tically, control the wheat market of the
At a private meeting of the grain
men of this city last Wednesday, the
matter, it is claimed, was first taken
up. Every attempt was made to keep
the matter quiet, but it leaked out.
The grain men argued that the farmers
of Kansas and Oklahoma were well
fixed financially and will not be com
pelled to sell their wheat at once to
raise money. What grain is put on the
market will be bought by the millers
and grain men and stored.
Kansas and Oklahoma are the only
two states having large crops of high
grade wheat. The northwest has no
good wheat and flour for export cannot
be made from it. If millers of other
states wish to grind flour for export
they must obtain the wheat from Kan
sas, and being in control of the situa
tion, the Kansas and Oklahoma grain
men and millers will put the price
where they please.
Chicago, June 26. The Times-Herald
publishes a crop report prepared by
Snow, the crop expert, who has Just
completed a two weeks' trip through
the states of Minnesota, North Dakota
and South Dakota. He declares the
situation a national calamity and
claims the wheat failure the worst ever
known. He estimates the Dakotas are
promising only 20,000,000 each, and Min
nesota 35,000,000, a total of 75,000,000,
igalnst 200,000,00 last year and 225,000,
HX in 1S98.
Oliver Dalrymple, the big wheat
frower of North Dakota, writes to his
ion at Duluth, Minn., as follows:
"Ten Ways ago I wrote you one-third
f the spring wheat crop had been de
itroyed by drouth. I now am of the
pinion that two-thirds of the crop is
tilled beyond redemption. The Gran
lln farm is running sixty plows in the
vheat fields. I shall start plowing to
norrow and nearly all spring wheat
armers will be plowing under wheat
lext week unless heavy rains come."
Says Republicans Are Insincere In
Their Utterances,
Milwaukee, Wis., June 25. W. J. Bry
in, while enroute to Chicago from his
juting trip in Wisconsin, stated that all
ttorles to the effect that there had been
tny differences between himself and
Chairman Jones of the democratic na
tional committee were absolutely with
out foundation.
Asked for his opinion of the Philadel
phia platform, Bryan said: "The Phila
delphia platform is the best evidence
given thus far of the deception at
tempted by the republican party. Taken
In connection with the speeches made
at the convention, It shows that the
republican platform of 1896 was a de
liberate fraud so far as International
bimetallism was concerned, that the
party's attitude on the trust question
Is Insincere and that the party Is not
willing to state Its attitude on the
Philippine question and Invite the Judg
ment of the people. Nothing was more
manifest In the convention than the
military spirit and yet the convention
did not dare Indorse the demand of
the rresldent in 1898 for a standing
irmy of $100,000 men."
Hill City, 8. D. The Burlington A
Missouri bridge, three miles from this
city, burned, causing the passenger
train to be delayed four hours. The
cause of the fire Is unknown.
Bryan and MoKlnley Are ToBttfie
Guests of Honor.
Chicago, III., June M This etty la
preparing for the greatest Grand Army
encampment ever held in the history
of this veteran organisation. Chicago
has taken time by the forelock and haa
already commenced preparations to re
ceive and entertain during encampment
week, August 26, 27, 28, 29 and JO, more
than 1,000,000 people.
The committee on invitations, of
which General John C. Black is chair
man, is now sending out 6,000 requests
for prominent men and organisations
from all parts of the United States to
attend. President McKinley has already
For the care of visitors in the mat
ter of free quarters for veterans the
city of Chicago has been particularly
liberal. All of the school houses of
the city have been placed at the dis
posal of the committee, of which Cap
tain R. H. Peters Is chairman. Appli
cations from posts for these quarters
should be made early and posts ap
plying should stste what railroad they
will travel on to and from Chicago.
During the encampment week occr
the annual meetings of the following,
organizations: Grand Army of the Re
public, Woman's Relief corps, ex-Prisoners
of War, Ladies of the Grand
Army of the Republic, Daughters of
Veterans, Army Nurses' association.
Loyal Home Workers and the Naval
Hon. William H. Harper is executive
director and chairman of the finance
committee, and headquarters have been
opened since January 1, during which
active preparations have been going on.
for the encampment. The general head
quarters are located at room 611, the
Temple, where all communication
should be addressed. Judge Noel M
Longenecker is chairman of the general
committee, Major E. A. Blgelow secre
tary of the committee and Colonel Jo
seph H. Wood, chairman of the execu
tive committee.
The oomplete list of honored guest
will be as follows: President McKinley.
William Jennings Bryan, ex-President
Harrison, ex-President Cleveland, Gov
ernor Roosevelt, Generals Miles, Pal
mer, Corbln, Brooke. Otis, Sickles. Mer
ritt, Lee, Schofleld, Gordon, Chaffee.
Wallace, Howard, Admirals Schley ami
Sampson, Captain Clark, Generals Mc
Clernand and Wheeler.
Stories of the Dynamite Plots were
Pure Invention.
St. Louis, June 26. No untoward in
cident marked the progress of the great
street car strike. The Transit company
is augmenting its force of employes and!
Its transportation facilities to such an.
extent that all semblance of a strike
promises to disappear In the near fu
ture. The sheriff has begun the reduc
tion of his posses and this warlike fea
ture of the situation will soon be a
thing of the past.
The numerous reports that have
gained currency during the past week:
that dynamite plots were being hatched
were proven to be canards by the con
fession of a,. Transit company employe.
His ambition to shine as a detective
and his desire to ingratiate himself in
the good graces of the company's offi
cials accounts for the circulation of
the reports and his own undoing.
Havill made this admission after a
statement had been made to Chief
Campbell by Luther Ferran, a Transit
employe, who recently came here from
New Madison, O., that he was with;
Havill when the latter obtained the dy
namite from Ike Crosby, an old negro
living near Clayton.
Havill is said to have furnished the
Transit company with many of the re
cently exploded tips about dynamite
plots. His position as a detective is
believed to be responsible for his pres
ent trouble. General Manager Baum
hoff made the following statement:
'About ten days ago I was Informed
that a dynamite plot was under way.
I obtained information that a quantity
of dynamite was stored in a house In
St. Louis county and that a number of
persons were trying to obtain posses
sion. I sent Havill and another man
out there to run down the plot. They
slept in the house several nights, t
have since learned from Havlll's wife
that when he returned to St. Louis n
brought with him three sticks of dyna
mite. "Thursday I sent Havill out to the
end of the Del mar avenue line to watch
the neighborhood of the Wabash bridge.
I am convinced that he carried his
three sticks of dynamite with him. In
the evening he returned to the sheds
and told the foreman he had found
dynamite In the weeds west of the
bridge. I sent him back, accompanied
by Smith, who Is a careful and reliable
employe. They were instructed to get
the explosives.
"I am convinced that he had no crim
inal Intent, but that he was simply
trying to make himself solid with the
company and was looking for cheap no
toriety." The persistently circulated and pub
lished rumor that Attorney General
Crow Is about to bring quo warranto
proceedings against the St. Louis Tran
sit company, was flatly denied by hln
at Jefferson City.
According to a newspaper dispatch,
the attorney general Is much surprise
that the rumor was circulated.
Grand Rapids, Mich., June H. The.
Grand Rapids Bicycle company mas
succumbed to the necessities of the bi
cycle trust and discharged most oft Itt
1(0 workmen. By August 1 tha
will be abandoned,
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