The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, June 13, 1900, Image 1

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Oeaflictimy Beaen as to Engagements of
Trees tad Bsxexs,
Geaeral Xleeh Actus; With Eaer;r aad
ClrlafRebch Hard Blew. Mkalea-
. merrlaljr Matllated Appeal.
. tade to Preeldeat f.r Bala toy Amerl-
cu Ceefereace.
LONDON, Jane 9. Definite returns
. regarding tbe severe fighting between
tbe Chinese troops and the Boxers
which was going on Thursday between
: Tien Tsin and Pekin had not been re
ceived at Tien Tsin when the latest
telegrams to reach London were filed.
The Chinese troops, however, had
killed ssany Boxers, according to some
, reports, while another account had
t the government soldiery defeated in an
' engagement near Pao Ting Ku.
Apparently the legation guards have
" not yet taken a hand in the fighting,
but they are ready to do so at a mo
ment's notice. The Boxers movement
affects some hundreds of square miles.
.' Oflcial dispatches to Vienna from Pe
kin aver that the sect is more powerful
than any political party in China, em
bracing no less than 4,000,000, and
manipulated by zealous and adroit
The powers are acting in entire con
cert, which at present gives the Chi
nese government plenty of chance to
'put down the disturbances alone. The
Tien Tsin correspondent of the Dally
Mail, telegraphing June 7, says:
"For the last three uays the whole
community of Tien Tsin has been pre
paring to defend itself against an ex
pected attack by the Boxers. There is
a continual Influx of refugees from the
surrounding country who are now
crowding the city. This increases the
excitement. Nearly all the villages
surrounding the Tien Tsin are Joining
the Borers' movement, which is tak
ing more and more a fanatical nature.
"Passengers when approaching the
Tillage are driven back by' armed
bands. Yesterday the Chinese troops
were ordered to Machaang. on the
Grand canal, within twenty miles of
which a large body of Boxers is re
ported to be collecting. Attempts to
re-establish the regular working of the
Pekin-Tlen Tsin railway have mtherto
proved futile. Every night the Boxers
set fire to the sleepers and the wood
work of the bridges.
"General Niech seems bent on acting
with energy and dealing out heavy
blows to the rebels, recognizing the
necessity of destroying the prestige of
the Boxers, which has begun to de
moralize his army."
Secret orders from Pekin state tne
protector of the- rebels has paralyzed
military action and raised the status
of the Boxers in the eyes of ine ignor
ant masses. Although the Boxers de
clare their first object to behe anni
hilation of Catholic converts, the wire
pullers evidently wish to propagate
hatred among the country people
against forei piers and things foreign
la general. The movement on the sur
face has a patriotic character, but it
may turn ultimately against the dy
nasty. This seems to be the reason
why it has thus far been treated with
gentle hand.
The legations at Pekin have wired
for reinforcements.
Death I. Ml.. Kzaleelea.
GLOUSTER. O.. June 9. By an ex
plosion of gas in Mine No. 2, a col
liery near this city, four men are re
ported to have lost their lives. Two
hundred miners were imprisoned. One
hundred and seventy-five have been
rescued. The following are reported
dead: Evan Joseph, fire boss; John
McLelland. miner; Aaron Swanson,
miner: John Evans, miner.
The following were removed uncon
scious from the effects of afterdamp i
Lewis Jones. Jr.. William Harris. Mor
gan Lewis. William Nash. William
Crombie, John Walsh, George Rodgers,
Evan Hamilton.
It Is supposed the explosion was
caused by an electric spark from one
of the ventilating fans touching off a
pocket of gas that had gathered dur-
lng the night
' Preacher Shot for HI Talh.
Thomas Jefferson, known as "Cyclone?
' .Johnson, a street preacher, was shot
and instantly killed tonight at Carmel,
. sixteen miles north of here, after he
had killed Deputy Sheriff Carey, who
was trying to arrest him for assault
and battery.
Johnson had been attacking different
persons in his street talk feeling
against him. Tonight he renewed
.' these attacks. Carey tried to arrest
him. was shot dead and an unknown
person in the excited crowd shot John
son. He was born in Jackson county,
Kentucky, was converted at Covington.
Ky., five years ago and has been
preaching since.
Mar. Troop Need. la Karat-
LONDON, June 9. A special from
Cairo says that It is reported on ap--
parently good authority that the im
mediate addition of 7,000 to the Brit
ish force in Egypt has been demanded.
A representative of the Associated
Press was informed today at both the
foreign office and the war office that
there is not the slightest foundation to
this report
r LecteUtors Head far Ham.
-WASHINGTON. June 9. The exo
dus of legislators leaves the capital
almost deserted, western members,
with but few exceptions, going direct
to. their homes. Some of the republi-
. can members of congress, however,
have decided to stay in Washington
until the Philadelphia convention, and
" may spend some little time at seaside
resorts along the Atlantic coast ebfore
returning to their constituencies to be
gin the campaign. Burkett Suther
land, Stark, Robinson and senator Al
" lea have gone to Nebraska and Mercer
will follow shortly after the conven
tion. i ef Taar at Wast Fatal.
WEST POINT. Jane 9. The examin
ation of the various classes are over
with, ind it now remains for the aca
demic board to review the work and
amoaace its ladings. The furlough
class is busy making preparations for
their Joarney home next weec for a
tao months' visit. The graduatlag
class will not be permitted to enjoy
the caatoaury three months' leave of
essence, as advices have been received
that their services are needed to 1U
Tacaat places la several of the regi
ments. Their leave has been restricted
to thirty days.
Bead. Ward H. Has a Poaltlea That Will
Beater Lalag. Mek Cateaahla.
LONDON, June 9. The war office
has received the following dispatch
from General Buller:
"Yellow Boom Farm, June 8. On
June C General Talbot Coke, with the
Tenth brigade and the South African
Light Horse, seized Van Wyke hill.
The enemy made some resistance, and
a good deal of sniping occurred. Our
casualties were about four killed and
thirteen wounded.
"During that day and the following
we got two ,6.7 and two twelve-pounders
naval guns onto Van Wyke hill
and two five-inch guns on the South
eastern corner of Inkewelo. Under
cover of their fire General Haldeyard's
army routed all the Boers of the berg
between Botha's Pass and Inkewelo.
"The attack was well planned by
Hildeyard and carried out with Im
mense dash by the troops, for whom
no mountains were too steep, outlank
ing the enemy, who were' forced to re
tire from their very strong position.
"I think we did not have any -casualties,
and hope I have obtained a
position from which I can render
Lalng's Nek untenable."
Shamelee Sympathisers With Striken
Oatrage Decency.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. June 9. A mob of
furious women and boys beat and de
nuded Lena Kaenter. a young woman
who makes her living by peddling
lunches among employes of the Cali
fornia avenue street car line. When
the mob had stripped her to the waist
one woman daubed her with green
paint, while two others held her, the
Jeering boys and women of the mob
applauding the outrage and throwing
Two shop girls were attacked by the
same mob an hour later and they also
were partly denuded before they es
caped. An organized "committee' of women
began to visit the public schools this
afternoon, entering the school rooms,
accusing the teachers of riding on the
tabooed cars and threatening them
with bodily harm If they did so again.
At tbe Mount Pleasant school the lead
er of this committee seized the prin
cipal, Mrs. Rose Fanning, shook her
violently and said that she would be
tarred and feathered if either she or
any of her teachers rode on the cars
Commated Their Seateaee.
Newspaper reports just received at the
War department show that three na
tives were convicted by a military com
mission of having murdered Quarter
master Sergeant Albert Votrie, com
pany K, Thirty-ninth volunteer infap
try, at the Barrio of Bagzag. near Ta
nuan, in the province of Batanga, Feb
ruary 2, and were sentenced to death
by hanging.
In passing upon the case, General
Otis, as the final reviewing authority,
said that the findings from the com
mission were fully sustained by tbe ev
idence and that tbe death sentence im
posed by it had the express sanction
of the laws of war. He was, however,
unwilling to direct the execution of
the sentence, as he believed that the
accused were influenced to commit the
crime of which they were convicted by
local guerrilla chiefs, who, he said,
were the principal criminals In the af
fair. Moreover, he said the prisoners
were ignorant of the legal consequences
of their act. The sentence was com
mutted in each case to ten years' im
prisonment at hard labor in the Pre
sidio de Manila.
latereet la the Prisoner.
LONDON. June 9. The driblets of
news filtering from the Transvaal fall
to throw much light on the situation
in and around Pretoria.
Public Interest centers largely in th6
fate of the British prisoners, but it
seems probable that about 3.500 have
been recovered, including 129 officers.
The federals therefore have removed
about 1.009 as hostages.
Tbe Lorenzo Marques dispatch to the
effect that United States Consul Hollls
has been conferring with President
Kruger is creating some comment, but
in view of the Washington dispatch
which asserts that Mr. Hollls has no
official errand to the Transvaal tnere
is little disposition to regard his move
ments as at all significant.
Ezaloeloa at Powder Pleat.
BRAZIL, Ind., June 9. In an explo
sion at the Indiana powder plant near
Contanette Matthew Reed was killed
and several other employes were in
jured. Reed was carrying a pail of
nitro-glycerine and it is believed he
accidentally dropped It, causing the ex
plosion of the contents.
Price Sat oa Their Head.
SALT LAKE. Utah, June 9. Gov
ernor Wells has issued a proclamation
stating that the sheriffs and deputies
of four counties in Utah have made
a diligent but unsuccessful search for
the murderers of Sheriff Tyler and
8am Jenkins and offer a reward of
$1,000 for the arrest of the bandits.
rreeeytertaa. Faal
NEW YORK, June 9. The anxiety
which has been felt in regard to the
Presbyterian missionaries in the Pekin
district was partially allayed today by
the receipt of a cablegram from Dr.
John W. Henry, one of the board's old
est missionaries in China. The board
cabled on Tuesday for information, and
the reply which came today, read:
"Still danger."
Bathheae Mast Hake Good.
HAVANA. June 9. The troubles of
Estes G. Rathbone. former director of
posts, seem to be increasing. The au
ditor's department has thrown out f 15,
000 worth of vouchers, including S8,
000 worth of bills, which have been
paid twice, most of them at Muncie,
The Fidelity company has been noti
fied that it will be held responsible
on Mr. Rathbone's bond. Mr. Miller,
the manager of cue company, and Mr.
Rathbone have held prolonged inter
views during the last few days, but
no decision has been arrived at' regard
ing tnis new aspect of the situation.
BaKraaa. ta Help Fanaen.
KANSAS CITY. June 9. The rail
roads have opened aa employment bu
reau here and will endeavor to furnish
men for the Jig wheat harvest in the
southwest. Station agents throughout
the wheat belt have received instruc
tions to book orders from farmers for
the men needed. These orders will be
telegraphed to Kansas City bureau and
in this way it is hoped to send the
men where they are aeeded aad to
avoid a coagestloa of unemployed mea
at the larger westera towns.
President linger Still Determiaed to
Make Ho Surrender to the British.
eat af Beer Oeverameat to Now la a
Ballread Car Gaerrllla Warfare W1U
Coatlaae Secretary RetU Bay. Kara
hen WW Held Oat for a Lea Time.
LONDON, June 8.-3 a. m. The ex
ecutive officers of the Transvaal gov
ernment arc In a railway car, shunted
on a switch at Macedorp station. Pres
ident Kruger caused the interior of
the coach to be reconstructed some
time ago with' a view to contingencies
that have now arrived.
A correspondent of the Daily Ex
press', who went from Lourenzo Mar
0,uez.tosee. PresldeptJCruger, was re
ceived yesterday. The president sat
smoking a long pipe. He looked wor
ried, but his bearing was quiet and de
termined. He did not make tbe least
objection to being interviewed.
The correspondent was equipped for
the interview by cables from London.
"Yes," said President Kruger, "it is
quite true that the British have oc
cupied Pretoria. This, however, does
not end the war. The burghers are
fully determined to fight to the last.
They will never surrender so long as
500 armed men remain in tbe country.
I feel deeply encouraged by tbe fine
work Steyn and DeWet are doing in
the Free State."
Tbe correspondent suggested that
the war was over, inasmuch as the
capital had been taken.
"The capital," explained Mr. Kruger.
with energy. "What Is a capital? It
does not consist of any particular col
lection of bricks and mortar. The cap
ital of the republic, the seat of gov
ernment, is here in this car. There
Is no magic about any special site.
Our country is invaded, it is true, but
it is not conquered. The government
is still effective."
Referring to tbe reason why he left
Pretoria Mr. Kruger said:
"I was not foolish enough to be
taken prisoner. I provided this means
of locomotion precisely for the same
reason as our burghers supply them
selves with horses when tbey take the
field. It is necessary that I should be
able to move quickly irom place to
place. That is all. By and by this
care will take me back to Pretoria.
For the present it enables me to keep
away from Pretoria, where I could be
of no service and where I should only
play Into the hands of the enemy."
They say, Mr. Kruger." remarked
the correspondent, "that you have
brought with you gold to tbe value of
"It is not true," replied the presi
dent" Secretary of State Reitz remarked:
"You may depend upon it that the
war Is not yet over. Guerilla warfare
will continue over an enormous area.
We intend to fight to the bitter end
shall probably retire on Lydenburg,
where we can hold out for many
"Yes," observed Mr. Kruger, "it is
only now that the real struggle has
begun. I fear that there will still
be much bloodshed, but the fault is
that of the British government." Then
raising bis voice to an almost passion
ate height. Mr. Kruger exclaimed:
"The time has passed for us to talk.
We have done plenty of that, but it
has done us no good. The only thing
left for us to do is to Keep on fight
ing, to keep on fighting."
Virginia la the Xceaba Iroa Baage Saf
fen a ee.oee Lom.
DULUTH. June 8. The entire busi
ness and most of the residence section
of the town Virginia, on the Mesaba
Iron range, has been wiped out of ex
istence and it only took sixty minutes
to do it In that time fully 125 build
ings were reduced to ashes. The main
business section of the city is about
five blocks from the mill where the
fire started and over this intervening
territory the flames spread rapidly, car
ried directly to the business buildings
by a fierce southwest wind. The terri
tory over which the fire traveled cov
ered about twelve blocks, about nine of
which were thickly built up. Tonight
there is not a business house, hotel
or store standing in Virginia. The res
idence portion of the town was only
partially burned. The school house Is
untouched, as also are most of the
churches. The loss Is estimated at
1500,000. with not more than $125,000
Insurance. So far as known no lives
were lost.
Railroads Are at Oat.
NEW YORK, June 8. The joint pas
senger committee of the railroads in
the Trunk Line association, after a two
days' session adjourned witaout reach
ing an agreement on the matter of ex
cess fares upon fast trains, via differ
ential lines. This question recently be
came more inportant by tne action of
the Delaware. Lackawana & Western
in putting on a fast service between
St. Louis, Chicago and New York with
out charging excess fares.
Kaaaa. Strack by Storai.
PARSONS, Kan., June 8. A severe
wind storm swept over this section do
ing much damage to buildings, fences,
trees and growing crops. The clock
tower of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
station was damaged and the elevator
at St Paul, Kan., twelve miles north
of here, was destroyed.
He New Plasjae Case.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cat, June 8. Dr.
O'Brien stated to the Associated Press
that any published reports of new cases
of plague since last Sunday are not
based on the facts. The last suspected
case was that of Chew Yui Yan, whose
death was reported on Sunday. Posi
tive proof that his death was caused
by black plague are lacking, the final
cultures of germs taken from .his body
not having been completed today. Dr.
O'Brien's statement sets at rest reports
published in several sections of the
country ths.. several new cases of
plague have been discovered in this
city within the last few days.
. Meat. aHarriete Death.
KANSAS CITY, Jane 8. Thomas
Kern, aged 35 years, an employe of the
smelting works at Argentine, fell into
a large not of molten metal aad died a
few hoars later la horrible agony. Kern
fell into the pot la a sitting posture.
His companion shouted with horror,
while the man. gasping in agony, laid
his hands on the other side of the red
hot kettle and tried to raise himself
Out Other workmen hurried to his as
sistance and removed him from his position.
ladteaa aad Mamaehaeett. rtgar. la m
.Remarkable Bsaerlaeat.
WASHINGTON, June 8. The ex
periments with the battleships Indiana
and Massachusetts have been a marked
success. A telegram received at the
navy department today from Admiral
Silas Casey, commandant of the League
Island navy yard, announced that the
two big ships were completely equipped
and ready for sea. He said the Indiana
would pull out at noon and the Massa
chusetts about two hours later for
Newport via Hampton Roads. The de
lay in the case of the latter ship was
not because of any ack of prepared
ness on her part, but Simply because
the tide would not serve until after
noon. Thus it appears tuat these two
formidaole vessels have been made
ready for any required service in the
ffcort spice of about forty hours, with
out the slightest notice to tbe com
mandant of tbe League Island navy
yard or the commanders of the two
battleships. The result is regarded as
a satisfactory vindication of the policy
of keeping ships "in ordinary." recent
ly adopted by the navy department
The record made at League Island is
about as good as any made abroad,
with superior facilities in the latter
Hease Ameadmeat to Naval Aeproprla
tlea Bill Was Accepted.
WASHINGTON, June 8. Congress
adjourned sine die at 5 o'clock yester
day afternoon. The naval appropria
tion bill the stumbling block to final
adjournment could not be agreed to
by the conferees of the two houses and
the disagreement was reported to the
senate early In the day. The report
was accepted by the senate, which re
fused to request another conference, al
though Mr. Hale expressed the belief
that an agreement might be reached.
There was an evident disposition on
the part of the senate to make trouble
if the conferees should recede from the
senate amendment as to the ocean sur
veys and it was deemed the wiser pol
icy to afford the house an opportunity
to again pass upon the question.
At 3 o'clock, . after several recesses
bad been taken, it became known to
the senate that the house had con
curred in the senate amendment re
maining in controversy and soon after
wards the house resolution providing
for final adjournment was passed, an
amendment fixing the hour at 5 o'clock.
Sqaadrea Will Scad Oetachaaeat of Mu
rine to Tlea Tela.
BERLIN, June 8. The officer com
manding the German squadron at Che
Foo has been directed by came to send
a detachment of sailors and marines to
Tien Tsin, and, after conferring with
the German minister at Pekin, to ar
range with the commanders of the
other squadron's regarding further
measures to be taken for the protection
of Europeans. It is understood that
Germany has officially declared her
readiness to act in concert with the
other powers, but having no interests
outside of Shan Tung province she is
not disposed to take the leading part
in intervention in China.
The German newspapers claim to
have discovered that the alleged secret
agreement arrived at between Russia
and Japan to act together against Great
Britain In the far east is purely ficti
tious. The National Zeitung avers that
Great Britain stands hand in glove
with Japan.
The St. LoeU Strike.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., June 8. It is just
one month that 3,325 employes of the
St Louis Transit company struck to
secure a recognition of their union
and an adjustment of other grievances,
and a settlement of their differences
does not seem to be in sight The
Transit company has agreed to rec
ognize the union and to allow Its em
ployes to belong to it, but insists on
retaining all the men who have taken
the places of strikers. Gradually the
Transit company has resumed service
on all but two or three of its lines,
but is not running the usual number
of cars on any one of them and none
at night
Fight With Iaearaeats.
MANILA, June 8. Captain Frank
F. Crenshaw, with forty men of the
Twenty-eighth infantry, while scout
ing near Taal was led into an ambush
by a guide. Captain Crenshaw was
badly wounded. The ambushers were
scattered, leaving ten dead and three
wounded on the field. Captain Flint,
while scouting five miles east of Bi
ancnabato, Bulacan province, had a
slight brush with the enemy. Flint
and two privates were wounded.
Farther Delay for Neely.
NEW YORK, June 8. The examina
tion of C. F. W. Neely, which has been
postponed from day to day and was
to have taken place today before
United States Commissioner Shields,
was again postponed late this after
noon to June 18. As tbe bill relating
to Cuban extradition was signed yes
terday by President Mdvinley, there
will, it is believed, be no rurther hear
ings in relation to the matter in the
local courts:
Specelator Sheet. Hiaiself.
CHICAGO, June 8. Thomas D. Cot
trell, an old and well known speculator
on the board of trade, shot himself In
the head. His brother. Edward Cottrell
of New York, 50 years old, was one of
the heaviest speculators on the board,
is now in retreat in an insane asylum
in New York.
Flaed for Iaipedlaieat to Jaatlee.
LINCOLN, June 8. Tne supreme
court found the Bee Publishing com
pany guilty of contempt of court and
Imposed a fine of 1500. No decision
was rendered in the case against Ed
ward Rosewater.
Rebel Freer at Celoh.
KINGSTON, Jamaica,'. June 8. The
British steamer Hampican, Captain
Heighton. which left Liverpool May 17,
arrived here today from Colon with
news that the rebel-tforces are operat
ing successfully just outside of the
Taylor HetVcaaelMate.
LOUISVILLE, -Ky., June 8. The
Evening- Post printed a statement
under the signature of William 3. Tay
lor, ia which Mr. Taylor announces
that he will not be a candidate for
the republican nomination for gov
ernor of Kentucky. Governor Taylor
states that after mature consideration
of all interests involved in the contest
it is his duty both to himself and his
family to ask of the republicans of
Kentucky relief from the exactions
which the nomination would impose.
Lord Roberts Will 8oon Set Out Toward
Been at Lydeabare; la Paaltlaa With
Btraag Kataral Oefeaee Ferelgm
alaateen are LeaTlag Geacral
Oadea-Pewell Extead. Hartlal Law ta
TweHore District.
LONDON, June 7. Military opera
tions in South Africa are apparently at
a standstill. For a day or two the
tired troops are resting and Lord Rob
erts is filling the magazines and ware
houses., at his new headquarters, Pre
toria, preparatory to a long chase after
'the flying Boers in the direction of
Lydenburg. His cavalry are probably
seeking-, to check Commandant Botha.
Some. dispatches were sent while the
fight was going on outside of Pretoria.
One says: "Toward the end of the
day when the British guns were shell
ing the. northern forts, a number of the
projectiles burst, damaging the sub
urbs. All day armed burghers have
been leaving Pretoria, going east. The
greater part of tne railway rolling
stock ha ')een removed.
"General Botha was fighting an es
sentially rearguard action, his object
being, not to defend Pretoria, but to
delay Lord Roberts until the railway
switch had been cleared and the main
part of the Boer army had started to
withdraw. The British advance ap
pears to have left open to the Boers
the best line of retreat along the rail
way." Possibly Lord Roberts may have
been obliged to cut the railway be
fore a full retirement was affected.
That Pretoria would be defended was
apparently given out after the council
of war with a view of misleading the
British. Lydenburg, the district into
which the provisions originally des
tined for Pretoria have been diverted
and where a cartridge factory has been
erected and reserve supplies of all sorts
are stored. Is a volcanic region of fer
tile valleys, enclosed by great ram
parts of rocks, penetrated by narrow,
winding passes. There are herds of
cattle in the valleys and there is much
native labor available for the fortify
ing. The Boers used both heavy and
light artillery at Pretoria.
Goveraaieat at Waahlactoa Alert to the
Alanalag 8ltaatIoa la Chlaa.
WASHINGTON, June 7. The friends
of the American missionaries in the
disturbed zone in China are becoming
alarmed and the State department i?
beginning to feel the pressure of their
efforts to adopt an agressive policy.
Inquiries were made as to the rea
son for the seeming passive attitude
of the United States naval forces in
Chinese waters.
The department answered that Min
ister Conger being on the scene was
better prepared than any one here to
adopt relief for which he had received
the sanction of the department in the
shape of a general authorizaiton to
protect American interests. It also
was questioned whether the very small
force of marines at the minister's com
mand could be used to make a march
through the hostile country, as sug
gested, and away from its base. In
that case the United States legation,
the only refuge in case of an outbreak
in Pekin, would be unsafe for Amer
ican refugees as well as tor the United
States minister himself, for the lack
of a sufficient guard.
Chaiisnaa of Woman's Federation Break.
Three Gavel.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 7. Reor
ganization was the subject of discus
sion at the Woman's Federation of
Clubs today. Great excitement pre
vailed and Mrs. Lowe broke three gav
els in her effort to keep order.
Nebraska was heard from in two
vigorous speeches. Mrs. L. L. Ricketts
of Lincoln opposed the measure in a
strong speech, which won great ap
plause. The Nebraska federation, she
said, was the first to oppose the injus
tice of cutting off individual repre
sentation. Nebraskans were home
steaders and had great contempt for
claim jumpers. No sane mother be
cause of tthe rapid growth of her
daughter would refuse to lengthen her
clothes and cut off the body instead.
Maloney for President.
NEW YORK, June 7. The socialist
labor party, in convention in this city,
nominated Joseph H. Maloney of Lynn,
Mass., for president of the United
States. But one ballot was taken and
Mr. Maloney received the votes of
sixty delegates, Vaal Remmel of Pitts
burg getting 17 and W. u. Hammond
of St. Paul, 1. Mr. Maloney made a
brief speech of acceptance and the
convention proceeded to nominate a
vice president
Serea Person Struck Dead.
PARIS, June 7. Heavy thunder
storms in the central part of France
have done considerable damage to
stock, crops, etc. There have been sev
eral deaths from lightning and large
tracts around Thiers are inundated.
Seven persons have been drowned,
traffic on the railroad has been inter
rupted and 1.000.000 francs damage has
been done at Thiers itself.
Condition of Treaary.
WASHINGTON. June 7. The .state
ment of the treasury balances in the
general fund exclusive of the 1150,000,
000 gold reserve, in the division of re
demption, shows: Available cash bal
ance, 5146,734,886; gold, 170,800,379.
Hoaor for Asaerlcaa Painter.
PARIS, June 7. The jury on .paint
ings of the Paris exposition have con
ferred medals of honor upon Jame3
McNeil Whistler and John Singer Sar
gent the two famous American paint
ers. la France.
PARIS, 'June 7. The Parisian press
and political circles advocate an en
ergetic policy in China. The prompt
measure taken by Mr. Conger, United
States minister at Pekin. met with
general approval. It is asserted, at the
ministry of foreign affairs that Admir
al CourrejoUes, who commands the
French naval division in the far east,
is now proceeding to the scene of dis
turbance in China. His instructions
coincide with those issued by other
powers. His force Is expected to take
part in collective energetic intervenr
tion if the circumstances warrant such
Maay Are Heaerted ta Hare
a Killed
' aa Bath Slaee.
SHANGHAI, June 7. Alarming re
ports here .of the hurried completloa
of the mobilization of the Japanese
PEKIN, June 7. The situation Is
growiag steadily worse. Events move
with such rapidity and affairs, owing
to tbe excitement of the natives, are so
critical that the foreign ministers held
frequent meetings. They feel the need
of a free hand for energetic action,
without a reference to the home gov
ernment SHANGHAI, June 7. The soldiers
dispatched to attack the Boxers have
fought an engagement quite close to
Pekin. Many were killed on both
Alarming reports are current here of
the hurried completion of the mobiliza
tion of the Japanese fleet
In consequence of the representa
tions of Japan thelaading- or a large
Russian force at Taku is alleged to
have been stopped. It is believed here
that should Russia- persist In sending
a prepondering military force to the
front a collision with Japan will in
cvittlly result
The Russian minister at Pekin. M.
de Giers, has made another attempt to
induce the Chinese foreign office to
formally request Russian assistance to
restore order, but the offer has not yet
been accepted.
Violent dissensions are reported to
exist between the Chinese commander-in-chief
of the forces, Jung-Lu, and
Prince Ching-Tuan, who, in accord
ance with the wishes of the dowager
empress, is strongly supporting the
cause of the Boxers.
The mobs who murdered the En
glish missionaries, Robinson and Nor
man, mutilated and disemboweled the
bodies. The statiton at Yang Tin, taree
miles from Pekin, 'has been burned.
The British minister, Sir Claude M.
MacDonald, Is reported to be quite ill.
Heetiag Betweea General Bailer aad
Chrtetlaa at Lalng'. Nek.
LONDON, June 7. A special dis
patch from Lourenzo Marquez, dated
Tuesday, June 5, says:
"Generals Buller and Christian ootu
met at Lalng's Nes: at Buller's request,
when a three days' armistice was
agreed upon."
The dispatch adds that the British
have evacuated Utrecht.
Until the situattion in the neighbor
hood of Pretoria is enlightened the of
ficials here, as well as others, will find
difficulty in prognosticating Lord Rob
erts' Immediate program.
It appears evident that the Boer
commander-in-chief. General Botha,
with a!? his guns, withdrew in good
order, probably along the Delagoa Bay
raVroad, with tne view of joining
PresIGent Kruger. So the Transvaal
forces remain practically intact, with
Presidents Kruger and Steyn and Gen
eral Botha and Secretary of State
Reitz all safe and in a position to
continue the direction of affairs. Tbe
more optimistic see in the fact that
President Kruger's wife and General
Botha's wife were left at Pretoria an
indication that the president does not
count on a long resistance. In any
case, it will probably take Lord Rob
erts at least a week to organize a
campaign of pursuit.
The miltary authorities anticipate
that the next important news will
come from General Buller's direction;
plenty of time has elapsed to complete
the turning movement at Lalng's Nek.
A belated dispatch from &areklng,
dated May 31, announced the British
occupation of Malmani, wnere 200
Boers surrendered.
Trade af Porto Rico.
WASHINGTON. June 7. The war
department today made public a sum
mary of the regular bulletin of the di
vision of customs and insular affairs
concerning the trade of Porto Rico
for the seven months ended January
31, 1900. The total value of merchan
dise imported Into the island during
this period was 16,219,119. Merchan
dise to the value of 81,731,046 was ad
mitted free of duty. The total amount
of import duty collected was $691,678.
During the above period goods to the
amount of $2,692,069 were exported
from the island, upon which was col
lected export duty to the amount of
Germany Increase Her Force.
BERLIN, June 7. German official
circles continue to regard the Chinese
situation as grave. This is shown by
the additional number of marines land
ed from the litis and from tbe fact
that the large protected cruiser Her
tha. bearing the commander of the
Far Asiatic squadron, Rear Admiral
Bendimann. has been ordered to pro
ceed to Taku.
Reports have been received in official
quarters that railway construction In
Shan Tun has been forcibly stopped
by the systematic attack of large
numbers of the "black knife." a secret
society in Shan Tung, similar to the
" Faasht for Thirl eea Day.
C ARC AS, Venezuela. June 7. A dis
patch from Cucuta, department of San
tander, Venezuela, says that after thir
teen days of fighting the Colombian
revolutionists have routed the govern
ment forces near Bucaramangara, cap
turing a number of prisoners, includ
ing General Penasolana.
Coalition Ministry la Japan.
LONDON, June 7. Advices received
from Japan say the cabinet presided
over by Marquis Yamagata has re
signed and the emperor invited the
minister of finance, Count Matsukaka
Masayoshi. to form a new cabinet, but
he declined and Marquis Ito is now en
deavoring to form a coalition ministry.
Peteeaed by lea Cream.
SUMMIT, Ga.. June 7. Twelve per
sons at the home of George E. McGarr
were poisoned by eating ice cream.
Mr. McGarr is dead and the doctors
fear that nine others will die.
Qaaken ta Bealace Striken.
hundred and sixty motormen and con
ductors left here in a special train over
the Pennsylvania railway for St Louis,
where, it is said, they will take tbe
places of the strikers of the St Louis
Transit company. The men are said
to be experienced electric street rail
way 'men. They are promised steady
work at $2 per dsy. Their transporta
tion and expenses will- be paid by the
company if they remain !a Its emaiof
for thirty days.
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of Wife.
TECUMSEH. Neb.. June 9. CllafcOi
Gillespie of Tecumseh has disappeared
and he cannot be located anywhere,
and Mrs. Glllesyje. his wife, died Wed
nesday afternoon. The circumstances
are very Interesting. Mr. GUlesaie. a
young man. was employed wit a sec
tion gang on the railroad. Recently
his wire was taken sick, and the yoang
husband was in the habit of working
all day and sitting up half of the
night with the sick woman. The neigh
bors say that he was especially de
voted and attentive. His wife's nines
seemed to weigh heavily upon his
mind, and friends of toe family and
Section Foreman Daver say he had
acted rather queer of late. Tuesday
night he came home from nis wwk
as usual, but instead of offering to
stay with Mrs. Gillespie after sapper,
changed his clothes and taking his
razor gave it a good honing, put It In
his pocket, took some papers out of
his trunk and attempted to burn them,
and without a word to anyone left the
house and has not been seen since.
The papers that he attempted to burn'
were his marriage certificate and some
letters of recommendation from for
mer employers. Sheriff Strong at once
instituted a search for the man, but
up to this time has not been able p
And anv rlue of his whereabouts, la
all probability he is mentally unbal-
anced. Mrs. Gillespie was very mucn
surprised at the strange actions of her
erstwhile very much devoted husband.
She died this afternoon, her last de
sire being that she might be able to
see him once more before death.
Proaesltlea to Complete Ditch.
GERING. Neb.. June 9. The parties
who have had in hand the construction
. t.A EAvA.ia anfi1 rm tflf aorrv
side of the river in Scotts Bluff aa
Cheyenne counties have made a propo
sition to the directors of the Geriag
Irrigation district looking to the com
pletion of the work on the latter pro
ject. While the work of building the
Gering ditch Is perhaps two-thirds
done, yet the work remaining incom
pleted Is of a character that seems
to be beyond the reach of the inhabi
tants of the territory to be watered,
as It will require the expenditure of
lirm RiiniR of monev from now on. T.
C. Henry, the well known Colorado
constructor, is the principal one or
the syndicate which proposes to do the
work and incidental to their proposi
tion to build the canal they want a
certain amount of land, which they
propose to colonize with farmers at
race. It is stated that they have
never failed to carry through a project
heretofore and their offer will no
doubt be accepted.
Thlere Caaght la a Boat.
BROWNVILLE. Neb.. June 9. The
two men and one woman, who broke
into a house in Nebraska City, steal
ing a lot of goods, and who then stole
a couple of skiffs, tried to run by this
point in the boats they had stolen. A
telephone message Informed Marshal
Dick 8wan of the theft, and he kept
a watch on the river. Yesterday a sus
picious looking men was seen to drop
down the river in a skiff. Swan was
notified and he at once made chase.
After a hard run he was arrested. He
proved to be one of the men. From
him Swan learned that the other man
and woman were on the road and he
assisted by Ferryman Lemans and the
prisoner, made his way to a point about
five miles up the river, where the cap
ture was made. The three are now
lodged in jail.
Sister Joseaha Goe. Ua.
COLUMBUS. Neb.. June 9. Sister
Superior Josepba of St. Francis aca
demy at this place has been appointed
provincial superioress for the United
States of the Order of the Franciscan
Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Her
residence will be at Lafayette, Ind..
at the provincial house, where she will
go the latter part of the month to as
sume her new duties. This promo
tion places Sister Josephs at the head
of the Franciscan order in this coun
try. She has been at the head of the
academy here for eighteen years, com
ing here as sister superior at the time
the institution, was founded.
Too Great a Cem mission.
MADISON. Neb.. June 9. Ex-Conn-ty
Clerk Wilde of Norfolk will have to
make an explanation to the county
commissioners about a matter of f 500.
The state county treasurer examiner
completed the work of checking up the
office and says he found that he had
wrongfully increased his fees by 500.
Tbe law allows an annual percentage
on the first 3,000 and next $2,000 of
10 and 4 per cent, respectively, but Mr.
Wilde, it is charged, appropriated a
semi-annual commission.
Aeeased of Hone Stealias;.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. June 9.
Sheriff Taylor returned last night from
Kansas City with W. A. Partridge, ac
cused of stealing a horse and buggy.
Partridge secured the services of an
attorney from Kansas City and refuses
to talk. His preliminary trial will
take place tomorrow.
Died From Injnrle.
COLUMBUS. Neb., June 9. Valen
tine Strampek, who fell from a lead
of flour Saturday, his team stopping
with a wheel on his breast, crushing
four ribs, died Mondsy evening at
St "Mary's hospital ana was buried
yesterdsy in" the Catholic cemetery at
Far Abettlas Anoa.
BEATRICE, Neb., June 9. John
Lutz'o? Cortland, charged with caus
ing and procuring one Dick Oltmans
to commit arson, was arraigned In
county court and bound over to the
district court in 1300 bond, which he
gave for his appearance.
Tata Bead for Seheolhaaae.
WAYNE, Neb.. June 9. A light vote
was polled at the election held for
the purpose of voting $12,500 bonds for
building an addition to the school
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