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NAVIES OF THE POWERS ARE
CHINESE ARE FLEEING
Japanese Gun Command the City
While The Ships of tha Allies
Are Near at Hand.
Hong Kong, Sept. 3. Thousands of
Refugees are arriving from Amoy. Since
the Japanese landed It Is estimated that
people have been leaving at the r.ite of
lO.wuo dally. The streets arc dL'sert;d
and trade Is paralyzed. The scenes in
Amoy harbor are Indescribable. Junks,
boats and launches are packed to over
flowing with refugees.
Japanese marines are stationed thro'
the city with machine guns and the
eminences which dominate town. Dr.
Goto, governor of Formosa, has landed
there, BOdJnlorcemtnts have also
been put, un Bhoce, from three Japanese
cruisers. The British, German. French,
Russian and American navies are rep
resented by one cruiser each.
WatW residing are uneasy because
the ftrlflsh gunboa'r'Mohawk sailed for
Amoy today, leaving the settlement un
protected. The British consul at Amoy has Is
sued a proclamation advising the peo
ple to remain quiet and restrain them
selves. A German squadron of four ships has
been sighted near Amoy.
Coasting steamers are obtaining fabu
lous prices fur cairylng refugees.
Hons Kong Is crowded wlih refugee
from the interior.
Shanghai, Kept. 3. I-l Hung Chang
received a telegram today that Chung
Ye, father-in-law of the late Kmperor
Tung Che, and the heir apparent, have
committed suicide at I'ao Ting Fu, also
that the empress' palace has been part
A telegram to LI Hung Chang from
the tsung-ll-yamen states that tne
troops of Lu Chuan Un, former gov
ernor of Su province, who were dispers
ed at the battle of Yong Tsung, are
now with the Boxers, making an at
tack on the troops at Yuan Shih Kal
on account of his attempt to stop plun
dering. 14 Hung Chang today received a tele
gram that the allied troops at Kang
.hun hud been attacked by the Chi
nese and that the Jmmk. of allies were
severe and those of the Chinese heavy
All the Chinese troops were diverted to
The American women's hospital shop
Maine has left for the north.
A strike of coolie In the ordnance
navy yard delayed the departure of the
Ililtlsh transports. Soldiers performed
the duties of the strikers and the ships
eventually got away.
ANXIETY FKLT FOI PKKl.V,
London, Sept. 3. -The continued ab
sence of news from Pekln, the latest
dispatches from the Chinese capital
now being ten days old, Is arousing
some anxleSy; but, as the country be
tween Pes in and the coast Is known tc
be swarming with bands of Boxers, It
Is not surprising that couriers are un
able to reach Tien Tsln.
oiintmixa! rcpcrl: arc ta the effict
that heavy French reinforcements are
landing at Taku. I.l-Hung Chang, It Is
slated, has told a diplomatist that Rus
sia, considering the mission to Pekln
accomplished, has agreed to request the
powers to follow her example and with
draw their ministers and troops. The
French foreign office declares that such
action is entirely Improbable.
A dispatch from Berlin say It Is re
ported Germany has rejected the Itus
slan proposal for the withdrawal of
troops and has made a counter propos
al that Russia shall retire, leaving the
other powers to follow their own course.
According to a news agency's reports,
there Is not much doubt It London offi
cial circles as to the attitude of Eng
land. It la pointed out t.iut the with
drawal from Pekln at the present mo
ment wi!hout a definite understanding
with the Chinese government would b
simply courting a recurrence of recent
events. No understanding by LMIung
Chans Would compensate for the diffi
culties of further negotiation from the
coast, t'ntll the powr.rs receive a direct
assurance from the Chinese govern
ment, Fngland Is not prepared to with
draw her troops. It Is Bit 1 the errjbaesy
has forwarded an answer to the foreign
!,. resnrdlnK the proposal of Iiuss;a
f.ir the withdrawal of troops froln Pe
' INDIANS TRIBUTE TO A POET.
Dauuhters of Longfellow AJlopt-
Into the Tribe.
Haiilt Hte Marie, Mich.. Hept
Garden Illver. nine miles from thJ
on the Canadian side, Miss Allj
Longfellow and Mrs. J. G. Th
Cambridge, Mass., today were
of the OJIbwsy Indians. Mrs.
and Miss Umgfellow are daught
the author of "Hiawatha," and 0
Itlver Is the ancient iwat of the
way kings. The last of these
was the father of Chief Bukwuk
who gave to Umgfellow the leg.
which "Hiawatha" Is based.
mi.. Ijnafellow and Mrs. Thop
gelher with the other members
iartv descended from the poe(
adonted Into the OJIbway natlot
Impressive ceremonies. Miss Ix;
low presented her hosts witn a p
of her father framed In birch
CHEAT SiiFFERIXS I. ALASKA.
CovenOr Brady Wrltea of Soma
Washington, D. C, Sept. 3. Governor
Brady of Alaska, In a letter to Secre
tary Hitchcock, dated at St. Michael,
Alaska, August 3, describes the distress
in Alaska, which the government la
taking steps to relieve.
Governor Brady says: "I left Sitka 11
a. m., July 11, and arrived here today
at 3 p. m. We stopped at various places
to wood up on the Yukon, and where I
had the opportunity I went among the
natives to make observations. At a
place called Grayling, some 500 miles
from here, I saw the natives were sick
in nearly every tent upon the shore,
and were In a very deplorable condi
tion. Some were lying grouning on the
ground. I saw one man sitting with
his whole body naked and coughing
and groaning. The pity of It was that
nothing was being done for their re
lief. Kven the sub-trader at the place
was skk In bed.
"This morning the Bear arrived from
different fKilntsalbng the Alaskan coast
and St. Lawrence Island and reports a
terrible slate of affairs among all the
natives. In some places the natives
report that more than one-half of them
have died, and where the revenue offi
cers have been able to Investigate about
one-fourth have died In places.
"The epidemic seems to come In the
form of la grippe attended by pneu
monia or measles or both. The na
tives seem to become stupefied and
helpless and lie down to die. I find
that the officers of the treasury depart
ment have taken the matter up in be
half and In the name of the govern
ment to give the speediest possible as
sistance." CIGAR MAKERS WIN THEIR STRIKE.
New York Union Wins After Fight
ing Twenty Six weeks.
New York, Kept. 3. The big cigar
makers' strike, the most Important,
both In the number of persons Involved
and the length, in the history of the
organization In this city, Is drawing to
a close. It is not ended yet, but after
a fight of twenty-six weeks, two mem
bers of the cigar manufacturers' com
bination have broken away from their
association and surrendered uncondi
tionally to the strikers.
The 500 employes of the Wilson Cigar
company reported for work Saturday
morning, and Monday the 250 employes
of McCoy & Co. took up their tools
again and began work as unionists,
recognized as such by their employers
and at union wages.
The strike has Involved 10.000 persons
in this city, and has spread to Phila
delphia, Lancaster, York and McSher
rytown. Pa., where about 3,(fW more
workers have been called out In branch
factories operated by members of tlw
manufacturers' combination. It has
cost the Clgarmakers" International un
ion nearly l.'ion.OOo and the cost to the
manufacturers they themselves cannot
attempt to estimate. Their factories:
have been Idle for six months and much
of the trade lest has been driven tu
other firms and cities and can neve.1
816 FEE FOR GOEBEL'S 00CT0R.
Brother Seta Aside $10,000 For
the Doctor Who Attended Him.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 3. One of the
handsomest fees ever paid a general
practitioner for services In a singie cast
will' be received by Dr. J. N. McCor
mat k of Bowling Green for his attend
ance upon William Goebel, after he was
shot at Frankfort.
Arthur Goebel, brother of the dead
governor, and his devisee under the
will, has placed claim against the es
tate of Governor Goebel for 110,000 for
Dr. McCormack's services.
The wound was a mortal one and
salt solution was used to replenish the
blood lost by heforrhage. It was In
jected promptly and Dr. McCormack
and the other physicians worked in
cessantly to Insure a prolongation of
the patient's life, although they real
ised that the wounded man must die.
When Arthur Goebel arrived he re
quested Ir. McCormack to remain In
Frankfort with his brother and not to
retrrn to his praftlce In Bowling Green.
The doctor willingly consented to do
so, and until Goebel died he worked
with him night and day.
WILL FISHT TO THE LAST
Crobler Telia British That Ho will
I . . . ,
ptul surrvnuei j
Pretoria, Herd. 3. The British opera
tions east of here have been delaye(j Dy
foes In the mountains. Small
of prisoners are being captureij daily.
tioin to tne norm aim rm.
Groblers commando Is rncamptd east
of Nllestrom. Baden-Powell h,8 ha(1
an Interview with Crobler, In wicn he
suggested that Grobler should Surren
der. The Boer commnnde repllu tnat
he would fight with the nrav burj.
era until the last drop of bj lt
spilled. ' ,
Dowel's force Is encamped ori m nll
at Houth Nllestrom. The wherp,,,,,,
of lewet himself Is uncertain.! ,
iinmo. Hent. J. "From a hUnri-.,
point of view," said Caeaaro LoUroso
to the Chicago American. r.rian(j.,
military Imperialism 1 tha preL8 to
her decadence. As to tha Boer wn(,
their chances seem to be agalnij ,n(,m
at present, these same poor 1tln fflrf
the greatest martyrs of llbertjj un,;
now Boers practiced only Iwo aL ,n
srt of making war and that ofjrtn,n.
Isterlng the state. In these ail tncv
have shown talent of amaslng njtlty. 1
(Irmly ellevc In lhair final trlnpb."
BELEIVED THAT ALLIES WILL
ACCEPT RUSSIAN PLAN.
WILL ACT IN CONCERT
German Emperor. Howeter Eeclar
ea He Wants to Know More
Washington. D. C, Sept. 3. The en
tire course of negotiations In the Chi
nese situation Is now dependent on the
responses to the Husso-Amerlcan pro
tests. It was stated aulhoi Itatlvely at
the close of official hours today that no
answers had been received from any
source other than those of a prelimi
nary nd Inconclusive character here
tofore announced. Moreover, It is stat
ed by responsible administration offi
cials that not until the last answer is
received will the negotiations assume
any definite form, as the last answer
nay prove to be the dissent from an
International accord toward which all
efforts are now bending.
Much Interest was aroused today by
the dispatch from St. Petersburg giving
the full text of the Russian proposal
as it cleared up some discrepancies
which had existed owing to the oral
nature of the communication made to
this government by the Itusslan charge.
By far the most Important correction
It makes Is in disclosing that Russia
has not ordered her troops and minister
to withdraw "from China," as was stat
ed In the American paraphrase of the
proposal, but that the Intends to recall
M. dc Glcrs nnd his staff "to Tien Tsin,
whither they will be accompanied by
the Russian troops." In short, Russia
tus not announced a purpose to wlth
Iraw from China, but only to with
Iraw from Pekin.
TOWERS LIKELY TO CONCUR.
Aa the negotiations progress the view
m strengthened among officials that the
American-Russian plan of withdrawing
from Pekin will be concurred in by all
the powers. In diplomatic quarters this
outcome is looked upon as practically
assured, lt Is pointed out that If the
Russian, American and Japanese troops
are withdrawn from Pekin the other
powers would not have 5.000 men re
maining there, which would be a force
utttrly Inadequate to garrison and de
fend the capital. The British force
now at Ptkln is said to number 3,600
men, and the German force la only a
On the other hand, the Russian and
Japanese contingents are very largo,
ind with their withdrawal the main
strength of the allies at Pekin would
be taken away. As a matter of neccs
si! y, therefore, it is held that the with
drawal of the larger forces will com
pel the smaller forces of Great Britain
and Germany to leave at the same
The reply that Germany has made
to this government has been to the
effect that any general action would be
dependent on the inquiries into the con
ditions at Pekln. These inquiries are
in progress through the German officers
at the Chinese capital and their re
sponses are expected to form the basis
of Germany's general answer. Those
In positions to take an Intelligent view
of Germany's course say inerc m nitie
doubt of Germany's acceptance. One of
the chief reasons set forth for this
course Is that after ail the question of
staying In Pekln is of secondary Im
portance and Is quite Insignificant com
pared with the far-reaching question
of maintaining an accord among those
continental nations, which thus far
have acted together, not only as to
China, but as to many other questions
of general policy. In short It Is felt that
Germany's accord with Russia and oth
er continental nations is of primary
Importance, whereas the holding of Pe
kln Is of secondary character and In
such circumstances the primary condi
tions will prevail.
The course of the British govern
ment Is being awaited with keen Inter
est, not only for Its effect on the ques
tion, but because of the part It will
have In maintaining the accord be
tween the powers. There Is a notice
able feeling among some of the foreign
representatives here that Great Britain
will decline to accept the plan and will
thereby become Isolated from the rest
of the powers. In this connection the
present slluullon Is being compared to
that at the close of the Japan-China
war, when Russia, Germany and France
formed a triple alliance which practi
cally determined the results of the con
flict. The Issue at that time was bh tc
Japans' holding Chinese territory, par
ticularly the Llao Tung peninsula.
Great Britain declined to Intervene, and
to a certain extent became Isolated,
while Russia, Germany and France, by
their action, made It Imperative that
the peace settlement should be the ba
sis of Japan's eventual withdrawal from
'.he mainland of Asia.
KMPE.ROK BILL BLOODTHIRSTY.
Lelpalc, Sept. 1. The Nueste Nach
rlchten says that after the arrival of
the first reports from China, Emperor
William wrote the following note to a
"Telegraph Bcndcmann (Rear Ad
miral Bendemann, commanding the
German squadron In the far east) he
must bombard a Chinese city for every
The paper adds that the foreign office
prevented the cabling of this message.
The German papers art widely re
printing this ftatemsnt.
SAYS Kim LEAP AIL Kl
Viceroy Complains That Boxer
Loot and Murder,
Taku, Sept. 3. An Intercepted letter
written by the viceroy at Paotlng-Fu,
who commanded at Tien Tsln during
the fighting, complains that the Boxers
are overrunnig the country southwest
of Tien Tsln. particularly the cities on
the Grand canal, despising the officials,
who at first countenanced them, and
looting and killing the enemies of their
organization and fighting the Imperial
troops. The gates of Paotlng-Fu are
kept closed, and the people inside are
suffering, the Boxers outside practical
ly besieging the place.
The viceroy report that the taotai of
the city of Tsang-Chow, on the canal,
Invited 2,000 Bcxeis to a feast, and
that while the Boxers were eating and
their weapons were stacked, the Imper
ial soldiers, by his orders, slaughtered
ail of liiem.
FOREIGNERS IN PEKIN AT WAR.
There la much recrimination between
the foreigners besieged at Pekln and
the members of the relieving force. Offi
cers say that the besieged sent out
alarming reports, and that the condi
tion of the foreigners was never one
of such extremities as the official dis
patches represented. The foreigners,
they assert, could have resisted Indefi
nitely. The besieged accuse the general
of timidity and of exaggerating the
Chinese opposition. They think a much
smaller army might have relieved them
REAP A HARVEST OF STRIKES.
Pennsylvania Coal Begin on Eve of
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 3. "In my
opinion there will be a strike in the
anthracite region of Pennsylvania and
lt will be the biggest that the United
States has ever known," said President
John B. Mitchell of the United" Mine
Workers of America today. Mr. Mitch
ell had Just returned from a trip east
during which he was present at a con
ference of the miners at Hazelton, Pa.
"The situation In a nutshell," he said,
"is simply this: We have formulated
our demands for an advance of about
20 per cent In wages and the removal of
certain conditions that exist In the an
thracite region. Principal among these
Is that the operators In dealing with
the miners allow 3,300 pounds for a ton
and in selling coal sell 2,000 pounds for
"If the strike Is ordered I believe
that 140.000 men will come out. Of
course, I do not mean that these men
will lay down their tools at once, but
a strike Is like a war spirit, lt grows
continually and when once part of the
men are out in an effort to better their
condition the others will quickly fol
low. "I do not know Just what percentage
of the anthracite miners are In t he
mine workers' organization, but I firm
ly believe that 70,000 men will quit the
first day our men are ordered out."
CLOSE ON THE ROBBERS TRAIL.
Posse Finds Pieces of Union Pacific
Rock Springs, Wyo., Sept. 3. A cour
ier arrived here late tonight from the
trail of the Union Pacific train rob
bers. He says Marshal Hadsell and
Sheriff Swanson and their posses are
not far behind the fjgltlve outlaws,
who are traveling toward the Brown
park country. The officers found a
camp of the outlaws, where they had
prepared a breakfast but a few hours
before. Pieces of cloth used as masks
by the desperadoes at the hold-up were
found In camp, proving that the offi
cers are on the right trail.
In the opinion of the courier the rob;
hers will be captured Inside of forty
eight hours. In addition to the $5,000
reward for the five bandits offered by
the Pacific Express company and the
Union Pacific railroad, the government
has offered a like amount, making $10,
000 reward In all for the outlaws.
CRUISERS ARE CAU6HT NAPPIN6.
Holland Submarine Boat Got Near
Enough to Sink Them.
Newport. Sept. 3. The big cruiser
New York could have been sunk last
night by a torpedo fired by the sub
marine boat Holland. Not only would
the New York have suffered, but the
tug I.eyden wouli' , have gone to the
But lt was all practice, a night at
tack, and It was most successful, prov
ing that the Holland boat Is a most
valuable part of the United States navy.
The torpedo boats Morris and Rod
gers and the Holland were sent to
attack the flagship and tug. The flag
ship caught the torodo boata, but
after the Holland first plunged under
waler she was not seen again until she
was found at her dock.
The Holland approached near enough
to the Leydcn to fire a torpedo and
then turned, crossed the bay and went
within a short distance of the New
York without detection.
DIGS GOLD FROM A CE.LLAH.
Clinton, la., Sept. 3. Captain Zach
O. Kuter, a well known Mississippi riv
er man, while digging for flshworms In
Lcclalre Thursday, unearthed an Iron
pot In his cellar which contained twelve
double gold eagles and two pieces of
sliver. The silver coins bore date of
1S10 and 1X18, the latest gold piece was
dated 1 8T.0. At that time a saloon
stood ever the place where the gold
was found, and It Is thought It was
burled there by some desperado who
feared to return for It. Several resi
dents of Leclalrc arc digging up the
bottoms of their cellars In the hope of
finding more treasure.
GENERAL GOMEZ DICLINES CU
LEAVE POLITICS ALONE
National Party Refuses to Ask For
Modification of Constitutional
Havana, Sept. 3. General Maximo Go
mez has declined to accept the nomi
nation offered him by the national par
ty to the constitutional convention. He
says he has always kept out of politics
and does not wish to enter now.
The national party did not Join with
the other parties In a telegram sent
to President McKInley asking that the
clause referring to the future relations
between the United States and Cuba, In
the order calling the constitutional con
vention, be modified. The nationalists
say they trust the Americans, but that
If the United States government should
finally say that Cuba must accept a
protectorate they would refuse to as
sist In drawing up the constitution.
TEACHERS CAUSE CONFUSION.
Some trouble was caused during the
entertainment given yesterday at the
Tacon theater to the visiting school
teachers because many of them were
unable to obtain seats, residents of Ha
vana having occupied the larger part
of the house. Finally several of the
teachers went on the stage and called
upon the others to withdraw from the
theater, alleging that they were being
Insulted there. For a while confusion
reigned supreme. The police arrested a
number of teachers, though afterward
releasing them. After some delay the
difficulty was adjusted by providing
seats for the teachers in the boxes.
WOOD CANVASSES THE ISLAND.
Jucaro, Sept. 3. Governor General
Wood, after a careful canvass of the
island, will return to Havana. The ef
fect of his tour has been excellent.
Wherever he has been he has found
good order prevailing and the Jails for
the greater part empty. The recon
struction of the country is slow, but
much Is being accomplished. Nowhere
has he seen evidences of suffering from
hunger. The health of the United
States troops at all points is good. The
political situation still retards the in
vestment of foreign capital, but the
public school system Is steadily ex
panding, with the probability that at
an early date places will be found for
BRITISH OFFICERS ARE RELEASED.
Many Late Prisoners of the Boers
Reach British Army.
London, Sept. 3. The following dis
patch has been received at the war
office from Lord Roberts:
"Belfast, Aug. 31. About 1,800 Brit
ish prisoners released at Nooit Gedacht
have reached French and Pole-Care w.
They are badly clothed and some ate
said to be half-starved. Ambulances
are out picking up many o( the sick
and weakly ones. The captured offi
cers are reported to have been taken
to Barberton. Some of them escaped,
including the earl of Leitrim and Vis
count Ennismore. The prisoners report
that Kruger, Steyn, Botha, Lucas Mey
er and Schalkburger left Nooit Gedacht
August 29 for Nelspruit. The Boers
seem to be scattering."
Under date of Belfast, Aug. 29, Lord
Roberts reports as follows:
"Buller telegraphs from Helvetia that
only a few of the enemy are there, and
that this morning French's and Pole
Carew's forces will move on their flank.
The advance of Dundonald's mounted
troops on their front caused them to
abandon a very strong position. The
country thus cleared, our troops moved
eastward. The South African light
horse, after little opposition, entered
Watervalboven and drove the remnant
of the enemy through the town.
"French's column reached Doornhoek,
overlooking Watervalonder, with slight
opposition. Dundonald, with Strathco
ma's horse Is farther near Nooit Ge
dacht. We have occupied Watervalbo
ben and Watervalonder. Buller reports
that Nooit Gedacht is apparently de
serted except by British piisoners.who
are passing In a continuous stream up
the line toward Watervalonder. No
Boers are visible. The natives report
that Kruger and all the commandles
left yesterday for Pilgrim's Rest.
"French reports the railway Intact as
far as Watervalonder, except for a
small bridge near the station, which Iihb
MORE SOLDIERS FOR MANILA.
Battalions of First and Second
Regiments Will Go.
flan FranclBcO, Cal., Sept.- 3. The
transport Logan sailed this morning
for Manila via Nagasaki, with 1,6.18 en
listed men and eighty-four cabin pas
sengers, Including officers.
The Logan carries the headquarters,
band, First and Second battalions of
the First regiment, Colonel A. A. Har
bach commanding, and third battalion
of the Second Infantry, under command
of Lieutenant Colonel Augustus W.
Among the other passengers are
Major Koeller of the Thirty-seventh In
fantry and Major Bolton of the Twenty-fourth
Infantry. There are also elev
en acting assistant surgeons and fe
male nurses. . .
FIUPIMS WUT A KITlttZXTL
Would Save th . Dignity of the
Pari. Sept. 3. Sdward Spencer Pratt,
late United States consul general at
Singapore, has arrived in Paris direct
from the Philippines. He says:
"I visited Manila and other parts of
the Philippines. Before leaving I had
been in communication with Agutesite
and had several Interviews with Pa-
terno, Agulnaldo's secretary of state.
and other leading Filipinos. They as
sured me they will never consent to
have the Philippines become an Ameri
can colony, nor will they accept a ter
ritorial form of government. Paterno
assured me the only form of govern
ment that the Filipinos will accept i
a protectorate. This would satisfy then
and at the same time save the dignity
of the United States. Paterno gave me
this statement In writing. The war
far from being over. There was light
ing within hearing of Manila when I
"Officers and men are disgusted with)
the work they have to do In Manila.
Martial law is in force, and one cannot
go out after 10 o'clock at night with
out a pass from the provost marshal.
When returning to my hotel I was
stopped five times and covered with
rifles. A man cannot go a block from
his house without being stopped. I
have been in Russian towns when mar
tial law prevailed, but they had lib
erty compared with Manila. There is
not a vestige of American authority
outside of military posts."
WILL STUDV THE PLAGUE.
United States Surgeon on Duty at
Glasgow, Sept. 3. Passed Assistant
Surgeon A. R. Thomas of the United
States marine hospital service, who is
now in this city, will investigate tha
bubonic plague outbreak here and take
the necessary precautions In regard to
outward-bound vessels, although he has
not yet received instructions from
Washington regarding the imposition,
of quarantine on Glasgow vessels ar
riving at American ports.
NO INCREASE IN CASES.
There has been no increase in the
number of cases of the plague in this
city, and no undue alarm as to t ha
spread of the disease is felt. The au
thorities are acting with promptitude i
and are confident of confining the out- '
break within the present scope.
Copenhagen, Sept. 3. Denmark has
declared quarantine against all vessels
arriving at Danish ports from Glasgow.
Washington, D. C., Sept. 3. The fol
lowing cablegram was today received
by the marine hospital service from
"Local board of health declares Glas
gow Infected with plague. Eleven cases
and one suspicious case In the hospital
ADMITS SIOUX CITY MURDER.
Frank Peyton Confess to Murder
of John Robinson.
St. Louis, Ma., Sept. 3. Frank Pey
ton, alias HammDnd, alias Howard.now
a prisoner at the Four Courts here,
charged with burglary, made a confes
sion to Chief of Police Nelon of Sioux
City, la., in which he implicated him
self In the murder of John Robinson,
a wealthy contractor, in that city on
the night of December 29, 1899. He also
furnished Chief Nelon with a clue which
should lead to the Speedy capture of
his partner, Jack Mason, in the rob
bery and killing. Nelon left St. Louis
today on the trail of Mason.
Peyton left the inference with Chief
Nelon that Mason had killed Robinson
with a hatchet after he, Peyton, had
knocked the contractor senseless to the
floor with the butt end of a pistol, as
Robinson surprised them blowing hit
The hatchet has been found in Sioux
City in the very spot Indicated by Pey
ton In his confession here.
BEEF FOR TOMMY ATKINS.
British Govermeut Order s 2,00
BaRrels from the Swift Pack
Chicago, III., Sept. 3. Queen Vic al
ways has her hands full. When It Isn't
an Indian mutiny or an Ashanti re
bellion, It Is trouble In the Transvaal
or In some of her Island possessions.
And now comes the Chinese muddle.
But your Uncle John Bull has been In
the fighting game a long time and he
Is onto all the moves. He knows how to
discipline his army, how to general it,
tow to equip it, and, most important
of all, he knows how to feed it. An
order has been recently placed with)
Swift and Company, the well known
American packers, for 2,000 barrels of
their Extra Prime Mt.'s Beef, for Im
mediate shipment to Hong Kong, and
soon the "bloomln" " Britishers will be
smacking their Hps over this product
so pure, clean, and wholesome, as wf
In America can testify.
HASTE IS BLOW AT WALDERSKE.
Vienna, Sept. 3. The press continue!
its campaign of abuse against the Unit
ed States for the part the latter la
playing In the Chinese question. , The
Premdetiblatt says that America's basts
to secure peace at Pekin Is merely s
scheme io frustrate Von Waldersec'a
mission and leave him, on his arrival
In the Chinese, capital, without aa oc
cupation. Aden, Sept, 8. Field Marshal Coanl
von Waldersee, selected to command
the International forces In China, land
ed here today and was received ar s
gusrd of honor of British trooya.
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