The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 26, 1900, Image 1

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Several Powers in fceceint bf Notes from
Unite Stttca Anent China.
Fresefc, Oeraaa t kt 1 Kesslaa Iaqalry
sXaeh Cete Its Proper Keplr President
wad Stat Department Hedge Whota
Matter with Great Secrecy.
WASHINGTON. Sept 22. The
tJnited States government ha3 made
tull Und complete answers to the vari
Vs Inquiries that have been addressed
to it by the powers relative to the Chi
nese troubles. Moreover it has gone
farther and has made a disclosure "of
1 its purpose fend as a member of
the administration puts it, it has
thrown lis hand open on the table.
The Jfttton was taken after the cabinet
te&eting today and a luncheon at the
White House that followed served to
reduce the decision to aa ultimate
At 3:30 o'clock Minister Wu called
by appointment upon Acting Secretary
tiill at was handed a memorandum
imbdying the response of the United
Stfetes government to the request of
Wince Ching that Mr. Conger or some
other person be Immediately empow
ered to begin negotiations with the
Chinese authorities for a final settle
kneat The minister came away with
to. dlBsatitfied expression upon his face.
Next came M. Thiebaut, the French
Charge. A few minutes' conversation
fco.mced to impart to him orally an an
swer to his own verbal inquiry.
Then Baron Sternberg, the German
charge, who had been notified of the
readiness of the State department to
make answer to the German note, call
ed and was given that answer. He
hastened,, away to cable it to his gov
wnmtihtr The department then srnt the an
swer to the Russian Inquiry forward
cd by messenger and wired cablegram
containing the substance 'i the an
swers to its diplomatic representatives
-abroad. Thus clae&d one of the most
interesting ant important phases of
the Chine, entanglement
The State department absolutely M
Jus to make any statement as to the
feature of the answers, taking tfcfi
ground that to do so. would 1 & vio
lation of the diplomatic proprieties.
However, as it was calculated that all
of these answer will have reached
their destination abroad by tomorrow
It was promised that the text of the
vommunications should Iks given to
h press tomorrow forenoon. The
ministers and charges who received
the messages hero adopted the same
secretive attitude. The piesideat him
self, it seems, had given Instructions
that every effort should be made to
maintain secrecy in this matter until
the official disclosure.
With all this it is known that the
German proposal that negotiations
Meith China be deferred until the Cht
ncse responsible for the Pekin outrages
have been surrendered to the allies
5taa failed of approval by our govern
ment The declination has bfch Con
veyed in a manner that cannot give
offense, but it is believed tLat the Uni
ted States government cannot recog
niie the principle that a country may
be called upon to surrender its own
citizens to a foreign power or powers
for punishment Tha government
dies not relinquish the idea of the ul
timate punishment of th offenders
when they are properly Identified, but
It does not believe that the pursuit of
this object sboujd. put a stop to all ne
Scltrone to Ilelp Oat the Merchants ot
the Stricken City.
NEW YORK. Sept 22. The New
York Credit Men's association has pass
ed a resolution recommending the ad
visability of the extension of credits
to customers at Galveston who' suffered
loss or whose property has been de
stroyed and S';igested the granting of
new credit and further concessions as
may be helpful and necessary to en
able the victims of the Galveston dis
aster to re-establish themselves once
I.l Hans; Chang at Tien Tstn.
TIEN TSIN, Sept 20. via Shang
hai, Sept 22. Li Hung Chang has ar
rived here and is domiciled in his own
yamea, under a Ccssack guard. His
reception here was a repetition of his
reception at Ton Tiu. only the Rus
sians and Japanese calling on him.
those of the other nations not taking
part, in it
Glaus Men May Resume.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Sept 22. The vote
on the proposition of the glass chim
ney manufacturers' conceding an ad
vance -of 6 per cent in wages was re
ceived today and is faborable to all
acceptance of the Increase and all the
factories in the country will resume
operations at once. The resumption
will give employment to 2.700 skilled
workmen and 12,000 unskilled men.
Montana Towa Barns.
BOZEMAN, Mont. Sept 20. The
town of Belgrade was nearly wiped out
by fire today, and one man. West Ri
ley, was burned to death. The fire or
iginated in the hotel owned by Riley.
Tlip croperty loss is $15,000. Nearly
all the business houses were destroyed.
thf helng no fire department or ap
paratus. Knh for Indian Lands.
TACOMA, Sept 22. Hundreds of
land seekers are arriving at Brewster.
Okanogan county, to secure locations
in the Colvllle Indian reservation,
which will be opened for settlement on
October 10. They are chiefly from
Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, the Dakotas
and Indiana. Between Republic and
the western boundary of the reserva
tion over 100 land agents are engaged
In locating settlers for from $10 to $50
eah. October 10 between 5,000 and
10.000 settlers will, swarm over the
lre?erre5to secure possession and set
their stakes.
Three Bestsaeats Ordered Oat.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept 22.
Three regiments of infantry, a battery
and a troop of cavalry were ordered
out at midnight, by Governor Stone to
assist SheriC Teele in maintaining or
der in the Sehaylkill region. General
GoblB has been placed in command of
the provisional brigade and started
from here tonight with his staff oh a,
special train' for Shenandoah. He
will establish headquarters there aad
expects to be os the ground with
2tf troops by 5 o'clock; Saturday
Civil AataorUies Auame Chars '
alcipal AaTjIr at Galreatoa.
GALVESTON, Tex., Sept 21. This
evening Mayor Jones proclaimed that
martial law would cease at noon to
morrow and the -civil authorities
would assume charge of municipal af
fairs. This was done at the sugges
tion of General Scurry, who expressed
the belief that conditions had reached
such a stage 'that the civil authori
ties were able to cope with the situa
tion. This, hoever, does not mean
the immediate withdrawal 6t liiC mi
litia. Thoy are to cfc-bperate with, the
city Officials in the enforcement of
order and will continue on duty as a
part of the government. Since martial
law has prevailed in Galveston good
order has resulted. It. was feared in
some Quarters that when it became
known that the tuiiitia had given way.
to-civil- authority the rooting and rob
bery which began after the storm and
continued until the declaration of mar
tial law might recommence. The mil
itary forces will be used as a check
on this character of crime, however,
and will in all probability lemaiii
here for the next twenty Hays.
The shooting tit negroes by military
mon for l5cting has had a most salu
tary effect and has in a measure ter
rorized the offenders; still there are
cases of robbery reported daily, which
are being dealt with severely.
The stencil arising from the todies
beneath the ruins is becoming un
bearable. Today orders were issued
to impress every aole-bodled men for
street cleaning service. Over 500 men
were secured today and under this
order are fuliy 2,000 men engaged In
the work. Still this force is not suffi
cient and more men must be secured.
Men for this service are to be import
ed from the interior of the state.
The work of removing the dea-l from
the debris still continues. The pres
ent method of disposition is crema
tion and as each corpse is tak&h out
it is thoroughly Eitiu'ralfcd with coalotl
and thrown into a blazing fire. This
blah of incineration has been entirely
successful and the bodies are auickly
destroyed. Funeral pyres are Mazing
throughout the city hViA u this way
Galveston i ridding itself oi the dead.
Rasslaas Compel Tltottsauilt of Chinese
to Wntl Into th Atttuh
LONDON, Sept 1 '"Authentic ac
counts have been received here," says
thft MOScow correspondent of tho Stan
dard, "of a horrible massacre at Blag
ovestchensk, which was undoubtedly
carried out under direct order from
the Russian authorities, whipH then
let loose the tide Af -Jhilguler thiough
out Amur-.
"The entire Chinese population of
5,000 souls was escorted out of town
to a spot' five miles up the Amur, and
then being led in batchea at K few
hundred to the river bank, were or
dered ti cr63 over to, tl.e . Chinese
side. No boats "were, provided rind the
river ta a mrte wid6, the Chinese
were fluog UllVe into the stream and
were stabbed or shot at the least re
sistance, while Kussian volunteers,
who lined the hank, clubbed w Shot
any who attempted tj liiuft. No one
escaped alive-. Tft fiver bank for
miles wait trewh with corpses."
Emperor Orders Vlceroya to Exterminate
Rebellious Subjects,
WASHINGTON, Sept ,2L tW state
department has received the following
telegram, dated the IStVi ihst-., from
the consul at.Cre Fed. China
Secretary of Statfe, Washington, D.
C. Eighteenth. Yesterday ajrain be
seeching governor ascertain facts Pao
Ting Fu; also fate missionaries un
accounted for in Chi Li; also condi
tion mission property west Shan
Tung. Now replies uo foreigners Pao
Ting Fu. Others escaped, hiding
places unknown. Impossible ascertain
whereabouts. Imperial edict ordering
civil and military officials extermi
nate Boxer3 now issued. Property
intact excepting Linching mjssion,
which is destroyed. Governor arrived,
rioters dismissed, head official. From
other sources today learn governor
issued orders throughout province ex
terminate Boxers. FOWLER.
1'orerty to Fort n no.
CHICAGO, 111.. Sept 21. A baronial
estate in the English aristocracy has
fallen to the lot of a man who last
week was unloading vegetables in
South Water street The man's name
is William L. D. Cary and the estate,
which includes an old castle on the
Isle of Man, is said to be worth $500,
000. Confirmation of the first news of
his good luck was received by Mr. Cary
todaj. It came in the shape of letters
and money to pay his passage to Eng
land. The estate falls to him by the
death, without direct heir, of Colonel
Henry Cary, a veteran of the Crimean
For a "Hello" Trnst.
NEW YORK, Sept 21. In its forth
coming issue, the Electrical Review
will editorially publish this:
"There have been numerous ru
mors of late concerning the probable
amalgamation of all telephone &nd tel
egraph lines in the United States. The
Electrical Review was recently in
formed that rapid progress was being
made in this direction by the finan
cial interests controlling the four lead
ing companies.
Seastor From Utah.
CHICAGO, 111.. Sept 21. A special
to the Tribune from Salt Lake City.
Utah, says: While Governor Wells and
Secretary of State Hammond were in
Idaho last night to meet Governor
Roosevelt and escort him to this city.
Judge O. W. Powers of Salt Lake City,
a democrat was appointed United
States senator. The appointment was
made by Aquila Nebeker, president of
the senate, who is acting governor, ac
cording to the constitution. It was
signed a little while before the train
bearing Governor Wells was expected
to' cross the line into Utah.
nay Getting Oar Gol V
NEW YORK, Sept 21. The syndi
cate having charge of financing the
German government loan made an al
lotment of the treasury notes this aft
ernoon. Small subscribers will re-
ceive the fnll amount of their sub
scription, but those for a large amount
will receive only a small proportion
of what they asked for. The state
ment was made that very nearly the
whole amount would go to subscribers
1b the United States.
Sforemment Beady to Make Seply to
lotee Concerning China.
Believed Tkat (Tatted States GoreraaieBt
WW Decllae to Aeeede to Geraaaa Pro
posalThe Gorerasaeat at St. retcrs
tar Adhere lo Its BeS9lv&
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 J. The stat
us of the Chinese situation at the
close of the day, according to a high
authority, is as follows: There are
now before the Department of State a
number of notM ftwaiMnf results.
Thesfc ttieltlde th German fidte' cou
pefntng the surrender of Chinese rlng
teadi'rs, the original Russian proppsi
tlon for the withdrawal of the troops
from Pekin, which has not been acted
upon as a finality, a memorandum
from the Russian government asking
as to the purpose of this government,
and A request by Prince-Ching that in
4?ucU0ns be sent to Minister Cogger
lb proceed with peace negotiations at
once. In addition there is a verbal In
quiry from the French government as
to the nroeram of the United States.
These various communications have'
accumulated slowly and an under
standing has sow been reached by the
administration that ttier? shall be .a
general clearance ot the entire .sub
ject This may be expected either
late tdmorfdw dr. early tii8 following
day. will .deafly fenunciatS the pro
gram 8f the United States on the vari
ous questions presented.
Thefe will be separate notes accord
ing to the character of the communi
cations addressed to this government:
that is, the recent German note will
b anSw&red by a note and the mem?
brahdum dfs inquiry ffom tfUSS!i will
be answered life a uicmOfilddiim, while
Vh French verbal inquiry will receive
u verbal response.
As to the contents of these several
communications the authorrtiM :rs hdt
willing to gv5 nn possible intima
tions; though as far as the German
rote Is concerned the belief is almost
general here that the response of our
government will amount to' a declina
tion to make the surrender of the of
feuding Chinese a conditiod precedent
to negotiations ef a'rijf htriih .G8ncern:
Ing th Rliaslaa Proposition for with
drawal, 11 is stated officially that it
stands today the same as first present
ed, there having been no modifications
whatever on the part of Russia up to
the present time.
It Is believed that the answers, to
Germany wlil takd thSofm f a. cir
cular. addrFssd iiol t8 G&mauy alone.
but: lo each of the powers interested
in the Chinese situation. Further
more, It Is believed that instead of be
ing an unconditional acceptance or re
jection of the German proposition, It
will bR rfttu?f Cdhtr&versijH and be
framed with a purpose to develop the
hentiments otttiebthct; pBwcrs re
specting tb& KrSiSu proposal and to
Swcu?3 support for our own view of
that matter.
As Count Von Waldersee IsnrdUy
making hi wap . &?! Pekin, but
stlU Rftdi ft week's time to complete
his journey. It Is not likely that the
German government will interpose se
rious protest against any action on the
part of the United States which will
have the effect to postpone the begin
ning of a settlement until the field
marshal arrives. It Is impossible to
tell now whether the action which I?
Id be t&ken by ailr government will
have such a dilatory feffeel
. Th& Chlpese minister was again at
Ihe State department at an early hour
loday strenuously urging the officials
to begin negotiations at once, and di
rectly with the Chinese government,
if need be. He had been informed by
his own government that the technical
difficulty in the way of these negotia
tions was Mr. Conger's lack of author
ization. American Los In Rattle.
MANILA, Sept 21. A corrected list
of the casualties sustained by the
American soldiers in the iatest en
gagement at Slhalpan, situated at the
bast ot Lacuna .tie Bay; between a
force of 1,000 Filipinos and .detach
ments of the Fifteenth arid Thirty
feeventh regiments, shSws that 24 men
fere dead, Including those who have
died from the effects of their wounds
eince the fighting, and the missing,
end that nineteen are wounded.
GalieOnn EIvator Start
GALVESTON. Sept 20. The first
sign of the resumption of commerce
ame today. Elevator A began running
end this afternoon the steamship Tel
csfora goes under tne spouts for load
ing. The wheat elevator will run night
and day from now on. The other ele
vators cannot be repaired for some
American Government Will Not Actede
to IropoaI la China.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. An impor
tant conference over the answer of the
German note was held at the White
(louse tonight The parties to the con
ference were the president. Attorney
General Griggs, the only cabinet officer
in the city. Dr. Hill, acting secretary
of state. Assistant Secretary of State
Adee. and General Corbn, who, by ex
ecutive order is acting secretary of
war. The president entertained these
gentlemen at dinner and the subse
quent conference lasted until 11 o'clock.
At its close one of the participants
j,aid no final action was taken. .
Union 1 rifle Coal.
OMAHA, Neb.. Sept 21. No differ
ence has yet been observed in its
business by the Union Pacific coal de
partment so it is stated. It has not
raised the price of coal, although it
cannot speak for the dealer. All of Its
mines are now running to the full ca
pacity of the number of capable min
ers that can be found, which now dum
ber about 1,800. .. All of tne old mines
at Rock Springs, Hanna and Carbon
are working, the Carbon output being
almost entirely used by the railroad,
while the product of the ether mines
goes mostly to market lor domestic
Operators Say "No."
WILKESBARRE", Pa., Sept 21. Ev
ery mine in the upper coal field is
tied up today, except one, and of 75,
813 mine workers, 74,750 are on a
One mine, which continues to re
shit the efforts of the strikers to close
it is the West End at Moconaqur.
-Superintendent Lathrop. of the Le
high Valley, has outlined the policy
of the operators in regard to the strik
ers' proposal for arbitration. He sayr
the plan Is "impracticablf and Impossible."
Cesamsittee Appointed .to Make Arraak ;
ascats for Leslslatloa.
LINCOLN. Sept 22. The Nebraska
State Bar Association held an ad
journed meeting in representative hall
at the state house and after a discus
sion lasting several hours-authorize
fu ppeciat committees .to draft, bill
covering the various' jiiiasSs df W
reform. These bills will be submitted
to the association at its January meet
ing and If satisfactory they will be
presented to the legislature. They are
W provldfi relief fHr the snptem? jcpurt
means for raising the standard Of 181
education and other legislation affect
ing the profession.
Numerous plans for relieving the
judges of the supreme court and dis
posing of the accumulated- litigation
pending before that tribunal were dls
ciisRSd: If. was genMl? bflleved that
the cSnditldn fif "the court cdiild. nrtt
be permanently Improved except by
constitutional amendment, jsawara r.
smith on hnhalf of the committed onore3iaenJOunamucuiiiaitAriV
ludicial administration, recommended
- . :
the passage of a bill creating a board
of six commissioners. Judge Wakeley
r,f , Omaha thought ft. fcgislaflt com
mission comprised of regularly ap
pointed commissioners or judges of the
district court might temporarily re
lieve the court.
JJean M. B. Reese of the committee
on legal education recommended legis
lation requiring a higher general edu
cation preliminary to thi study Of
law and ah extension of tuo university
law course from two to three years.-i--
Tak-n iJenU Stan's Brio H sin gs;
. FREMONT; ? Se't; 22. Slieriff
Krfiader went ib Omaha and, returned
with Harry McDaniels, who 13 wanted
on the charge of appropriating to his
own use some clothing, money and jew
elry belonging to a man who recently
died here by the name of B. F. Wright
Nfl trace, of his people could be found,
but Jxb b w known, to ie S ra$mbr'
of m Eika at Cripple Creek his eft
feels were left with a committee 3f
Elks of .Fremont McDaniels Happened
to be in towp AMhe tlmfl.giw ne
represented Hiffikelt as an Elk. HO
took personal charge of Wright's be
longings and was found In Omaha with
his overcoat, Elk pin and S12.20 of his
I IT o f
itaf flam and C'ohieiits fiqfcp:
AURORA;. Neji:. .Sept. 22: A firo
Hrftk6-8ul ih thB ilay- barns' of fb'e
B. & M. stock yards of this place. Em
ployes were loading hay into the barns
which contained between eighty and
ninety tons of baled hay. One of the
''rakers" who piled the hay in the barn
was lying down with his lantam b
sldfi him; waiting foP another; . load,
wh?n hra? fif thriiajf fclj over; brokjj
Ihe lantfcrn alid ifins the fire fraa
started. There were about thirty-two
carloads of horses In the yards ad
joining the barns, as well as some
cattle, but these wero kppt well out
of the way. and no loss will be occa
stoned by them:
f - ya - t '
I'ay High for Their Cloctc.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. Sept- .22:
The supreme court has, handed dpwfl A
dgclslon coninelM ihe &it mlsailiiicfi
ot Cass county to pay tha Seth Thom
as Clock company for the clock which
adorns the court house tower. The
clock was pure hased of the company
through one Wickcrsham and County
Clerk Fr&Iik DlxOsi issued d Warrant
tit him fOr tli" payment, but instead
of sending tM tn6ney to .the" combiilV
he appropriated it 6 his own use.
The orig!ila!,cdst of this timepiece whs
$9S0; hilt after paying, the comps'iy
that amount again with interest atid
the cost of the suit the clock will have
cost the county $3,000.
Escaped From the Flood.
FREMONT, Neb., Sept 22. The only
Fremont people or former residents of
this city known to have .een In Oal
veston, Tex., during the stdrttt of week
before last w?re James Glark and fam
ily, who recently removed to thai city;
Their friends hers were uhablg to get
any word from them arid If was fear
ed that the entire fnmlb1 were dinong
the dfcid: This week a letter was re
ceived from Miss Annie. GHrK by a
friend of the family .stating thai they
all escaj.ed uninjured aftir some very
exciting experiences In the water and
Crashed Uuder His TVrtjron.
PETERSBURG, Neb., Sept. 22. .las.
Sanuiland, a pioneer resident of this
county living five" miles easv of Peters
burg, left town about 10 o'clock last
night with a wagon load or fence p03ts
and his body was found early in the
morning two miles from his farm un
derneath the load, which had upset
and crushed him to death. He had
driven over the side of a gulch. De
ceased was well known and leaves a
wife and three grown children.
Fined for Striking Woman.
"BEATRICE. Neb. Sept 22. John
Ellis, a prominent real estate dealer of
this city and former president of the
new defunct Nebraska, National bank,
was arrested and brought before the
police judge charged with striking an
old woman about 70 years of age. who
was one of the tenants of a building
for which Elli3 is agent Ellis was
fined $25 and costs for assault
Ji Trace of Son at GaiTexten.
.GRAND ISLAND, Sept. 22. Mrs.
Zloemke, a widow residing just across
the line In Merrick county, has not
as yet been able to hear from her son
Leopold Zloemke, who moved to Gal
veston some years ago, and it is feared
that the entire family was lost in the
terrible storm.
Blttrn by a 8p!der.
CHADRON, Neb., Sept 22. R. K.
Burns, one ot the wealthiest men of
this region and one whom .Dawes coun
ty is much indebted, to for the inter
est and money he has put into irri-
.gation, was seriously. If not fatally,
bitten by a spider while asleep on "his
ranch east of town. He was at once
removed to the Chadron hospital,
where it was found that he had been
bitten in three different places over
the liver: It was at first thought that
he could "not live, but there is now
some hope for his recovery.
Charred with Horse Steallagv
LEXINGTON, Neb:, Ser.t, 22. Bud
Blunck, an alleged horsetheif, was cap
tured eighteen miles northeast of Lex
ington. It is stated that he took the
horses from the L. S. Blenkiron ranch,
'sixteen miles south of Atkinson. The
foreman of. the,, ranch trailed him to
Broken Bow and there found he had
a brother near Lexington. He then
came by way ot Grand Island to Lex
ington and the deputy sheriff, James
McMinn, went with him to the broth
er's and the foreman of the ranch
identified Blunck as the one wbQ bad.
taken the horse.
Prexdent and His Advisers Compelled to
r Taos Trying'Sittiation.
fcoterafeefit ai Berlin Atks f r an Will
Get Iajiaedlaio Reply Botk Kassi
aad Fraace Klcalfy Their Inteatloii to
lm Begin Negotiations.
German proposition to postpone peace
negotiations with China until the per
sons responsible for the Pekin out
rages are punished and the French and
KussiaH hotifieation of the purpose of
those governnieats id begin ah nego
tiations at once, awaltmg min; taw
I -..-. . i. . tmnntl'
tnnp to disnose of on his arrival in
Washington from canton this morning.
He lost no time in notifying the offi
cials he desired to consult on his re
turn an4 the fly wa largely given up
to private dlscussi6ft; Although it was
announced that no answers" tfi the Q?r
man note would be ready today, it ap
peared that the president, after talking
over the situation with Attorney Gen
eral Griggs, acting Secretary Hill and
Assistant Secretary Adee, had arrived
at a eenclusion a tc thd naturfl of the
respfliise thai sheHld be made. Mr.
Adee spent fhd atterfiooh consulting
Acting Secretary Hill and M drafting
th6 Bote 6!" reipSnse, but all intorma
tlofi as t6 Us naturg-weS refused at
the state department. It was said that
h note i3 to be gone over carefully at
a further meeting between the presi
dent and such of his caMast as are in
the city.
Tha German government apparently
is anxious for a speedy answer, as
ftafoh. Sternberg paid two visita to the
Slate depariuient fitter the German note
was delivered: the Chinese fflllitstw
also was twice al the sfate agpartmetit
tdday s&kihg IB lnttunc$ the Fm"
ment not to agree to the Joint nctioil
proposed In the German note. The
conclusion reached from the day's de
velopments Is that the powers are di
vided as to China and that at present
HermaBy ftnd Great Britain stand
aligned hgaliis. France and Russia,
-hiie both sides are ardently seeking
the adherence .of the United Statw
tiver.&ranf- Thi issue' appears to be
made up in such sliapd ? dismiss
further hope of obtaining that hfir
mony of action respecting China that
the president has been seeking so far
and the point apparently has been
fPafihed Wher thi united States must
fakes sides flr- at oiice proceed to act
Ifitlteiy Independent of tther powers
in reaching d. fefilmM: 7M Chinese
government Is urging the laltJJr fcrrse
upon the state department but thus far
there has been a restraining force in
the desire to avoid making the United
States the first of the powers to change
front in .the dealings with China.
AttSIitlbS TVfls time.ouar
lers to the fact the Very beglfl-
parties in connection with the outrages
would be punished. However, bis de
mand was not made a condition pre
cedent 10 negotiations. Now the be
lief is growing that if the United States
government is fcrcd 10 ft speedy de
cision as to the German proposition it
fiiajr resorl t& direct negotiations with
the Chinese government fl. having
settled its. scores with thai goveril
lueht, w'tthdrS from . China, giving
notice !o the aniea pawerS there as. to
tho arrangement made, i'fi order ilist
that arrangement should remain in full
force and unaffected by any settlement
that the allies may make thereafter
as to China.
tfareire ArarKnn SoiilierS Slain
Twenty Six Watintirci.
MANILA; Sept. 20. During the last
seven days there has been a. distinct
increase in insurgent aggression, par
ticularly, near. Manila, dlong the" rail
road and In; tha provinces of Lagiiiut,
Morong, Bulucan, Nuev.i E.cija.and
Pampanga, culminating on Monday in
an engagement near Sinalon, near the
east end of Lagun de Bay, in which de
tachments of the Fifteenth and Thirty
seventh regiments, n nety men all told,
met 1,000 insurgents, armel with rifles
and entrenched. The American loss
was twelve killed, including Captain
David D. Mitchell and Second Lieuten
ant George A. Cooper, both of the Fif
teenth infantry; twenty-six wounded
and five missing, who are probably
dead. The enemy had been pursued
for several daysj
There are rumors In Manila of at
tacks on the railroad. Refugees are ar
riving here from various provinces.
The natives 'of-Manila are restless" and
many are leaving the city; The hostile
demonstrations are particularly mark1
fed along the railroad and on the shores
of Laguna de Bay. The Insurgents
have attacked garrisons and out posts.
In some case3 they have charged towns,
fleeing when pursued. Guigulnto, Po'o,
Malolos and Caloocan have been sub
jected to this treatment.
Conner Wiiu'b Army to Star
PEKIN, Sept. 20. Mr. Conger, the
United States minister, says that Pe
kin must be occupied by foreign troops
utll some settlement is effected, as oth
erwise all the value of the expedition
will be lost
General Chaffee has issued orders
prohibiting the American troops from
shooting from boats, lootirg or forag
ing. Bnntelle I Improving
BANGOR. Me.. Sept 20. A report
sent from the asylum In which Con
gressman C. A. Boutelle fs receiving
treatment for aphasia, received by his
family here today, state3 without qual
ification that he is rapidly improving.
The brain obstruction, which, by al
lowing a physical pressure upon cer- I
tain parts, made It Impossible lor n:n-.
to properly control his nerve centers,
has so far been absorbed under the
treatment he has been receiving that
he is only now troubled In thought or
in speech, and in general he is him
self again.
Operator Takes the Blasre.
VICTORIA, B. C. Sept 20.- -Nathan
P. Docghan, the telegraph operator at
Ladysmith, has been committed for
trial on a charge of manslaughter tor
having caused the railroad accident in
which four lives were lost on Satur
day last. He admitted at the coroner's
inquest that the disaster was due to
his neglect In his evidence he said
that he had not looked to see If the
train was in the yard when he report
ed it He took it for granted that it
-araa in. and wired the dispatcher with-
nlngltt. the note of July JS; Secretary
HSr hVd HHtified thi' .Ch.iTtesft govern
ment that he expected trial tab guiltjr
j ot ascertaining whether It was or not.
Aifriri Vfhlch Werked turn Ttnt By
htt Dowa r SeHt sJitr Cffti!.
PrssMant Afltrhelt tit tM Uillted Ml
f Warkefs eafana last night, 2f.Wd of
the 14I,0w tn9 woraerji in tne r-cm--sylranla
anthrdCU eoi! fields were
idle yesterday, it is certain that this
number taa been cousideraoly aug
mented today by additions to tn
Etrikers ranks. Reports frost the
four big districts embracing the hard
coal fegidn Sf id the affect that few
er men are al work ttfday ta were
working yesterday and thai coliliW
that worked fuil-Banded 'yesterday Ar
badly crippled or shut dffirfc today.-
Tha weather ha3 grown much colder
since yMterday and this change is
rrceted with 07 hf the mine work
ers, who believe it will greatly In
crease the demand for coal aiifl thus
force an early adjustment of the diffi
culties between tL-sm an.i their em
ployers. Talk f arbitration Is so per
Utenfctlint the kopeJs mrowiag thit
this method of settling tfce strike will
finally be adopted, t though th mine
owners declare they will deal only
with their employes as individuals,
and the strike leadera ssy they will
insist upon formal recognition of the
Union, Thl3 difference would appear
suffie'ieatrr- strong to keep employer
and employ's apart forever If persisted
One little band of miners in the Wy
omlng valley, those of the West End
Coal company, at Mocanaqua, number
ing a few hundred men. stand out
prominently aa the only men at work
out of nearlv 'Jb.OQO In the Lackawan
na and Wyoming regions Efforts to
have them Join the strikers have fair
ed. Tfcy SaV they have always been
treated kindly, they have no griev
ance, and they .will, thertfora, remain
loyal to their employers.
The Property Loss or 9t2.809& Slot
Considered Too Wgh.
dALVESTON, Tex, Sept. 19 Re
luctantly n Is f0rea4 to the opinion
thai the niimbef Of dead, which had
been placet! i SfiOO, Is toa low and
that the number Ti!l B as high, as
6,000, and perhaps even abdvC that
number. The list will reach the total
of 4,437 with additions sent out today.
In addition to all this, it must be re
membered that only a comparatively
small fcmnber of the negroes who per
ished In ififi storm have been report
ed. After donSi'defiflg all these facts
one & h'ardiy A& anything else but
conclude that W6 roiai to oa unuuj
reported will be abOvVi &W&. Dvery--one
has tried to be as conservative as
possible in making estimates, both as
to the losses of life and property, but
it i3 not possible to reiterate the for
mpr Estimate of 5.000. Judge Mann
stated fcjday that In hl opinion the
list would gfl higi US 7,uOU The
exact number, of course; will nevw be
definitely known. One can onir hope
that the3e larger estimates will Prove
too high, and that at least a part of
the horror of the work of the storm
wlli not b fio strongly in evidence.
There is nO development whlck
would lead to the belief ttiRt an esti
mate of a yrdp7rr iss Of $22,500,000
is too high. While" One Occasionally
finds a business man whose prOperly
has not suffered greatly. It must be
stated that this class Is nopelessly In
the minority and that large losses are
the rule.
Sti tMttU tteljW the Teftaaft.
Sf. LOUIS; Sept 13-Almost $70,-
ooo in money is been raised in St.
r ... hr (ho sinfrnantfl' aiiefianxc, the
Interstate Merchants' association and
other siml!Sf bodies fof the relief of
Galveston sufferers; aTA th"e work con
tinues unabated. A considerable Quan
tity of supplies had- been sent to Gal
veston, but thi3 has been discontinued
on receipt of the following: "Yours
advising generous donations of food
stuffs received, tor which heartfelt
thanks are tendered. Future dona
tions should bn la tnoney. ,.M,..
"tf. A. M'VITTIE,
"Chairman Relief Committee."
f-Ishtinfc oh Ihe front! 9.
Fighting is proceeding at Kfiaaati
poort. All iiie. .availably niSn have
been sent to the frontier. It 13 ex
pected that Komati bridgo will be de
stroyed. There is great uneasiness
here. .
Komatipoort i3 a town on the Trans
vaal frontier and on the railroad lead
ing from, Pretoria to Portuguese ter
ritory. It 13 situated about fifty miles
from Lourenzo Marquez.
C.irTcts Captured.
SIOUX CITY, Sept. 17. W. P. Camp
bell, a half-breed for whom tho officers
of the Soutn Dakota penitentiary at
Sioux Falls have been searching for
more than ttfo months, was captured
!n this city. He escaped irom the
Sioux Falls prison July 3. He had yet
to serve seventeen months of his sen
tence of two and a half years. Which
he received en being found guilty of
receiving stolen property, uampoeii
has been in Sioux City a month.
Cheyenne Conntr Land.
SIDNEY, Neb., Sept 10. Eight
thousand acres of choice grazing land
was sold by the Union Pacific Land
company through their local agent, Otis
D. Lyon, to the Atlantic Realty com
pany of Omaha, represented by theG.
H. Payne Investment company. The
land Is eight miles west of Sidney. The
demand for Cheyenne county lands Is
dally becoming greater. Large bunches
of cattle and sheep will eventually util
ize every quarter section in tne county.
Capture More IjeoasotlTes.
LONDON, Sept 19. Lord Roberta
reports from Machadodorp, under date
of Monday, September 15, that a few
minor skirmishes have takenp lace be
tween the British troops and the Boers.
He adds that General French has cap
tured fifty locomotives, in addition to
tho forty-three locomotives and other
rolling stock which he took when he
occupied Barberton, September 13, and
that General Stephenson was expected
to occupy Helspruit during the after
noon of September 17.
The Strike Spreads.
The leader of the strike says at the
end of the second day that 118.C0O of
the 141,000 mine workers in the an
thracite coal fields are Idle. No rep
resentative of the Brine operators
makes a statement for their side of the
matter, but individual mine owners
dispute the strikers' figures, saying
there are more men at work than the
union leaders will admit The first
advance in tho price of coal as a result
of the strike was made by the Phila
delphia k. Reading company today.
J twenty-five cents per torn being added.
lacij fir Peace with China let 01 j a
Allied Powers to Determine Panlshmeat
of Instigators ot OatraBes The For
elfa Ofllee at Oerlla Commaaleatea IU
Views to Other Katies.
BERLIN, Sept. 19. The foreign of
fice has sent a circular note to oil tho
pdra announcing that the German
government considers that an indispen
sable preliminary to the beginning of
ptc negotiations with China is the
delivering up of those who were res
ponsible for the outrages.
The text of the telegraphic note Is
aa follows:
The. government of the emperor
holds as preliminary to enterins upon
diplomatic relations with the Chinese
gorerament that those persons must be
delivered up who have been proved to
bs the original and real instigators
of the outrages against international
law which have occurred at Pekin. The
number of those who were merely in
struments in carrying out the outrages
to too great. Wholesale executions
would be contrary to the civilized con
science and the circumstances of such
a' group of leaders cannot be complete
ly ascertained. But a few v. hose guilt
is notorious should be delivered up
and punished. The representatives of
the powers at Pekin are In a position
to give or bring forward convincing
evidence. Less importance attaches to
tha number punished than to their
character as chief instigators cr as
The government believes it can ronnt
en the unanimity of all the cabinets
in regard to this point, insomuch as
indifference to the idea of just atone
ment woma be equivalent to indiffer
ence to a repetition of the crime. The
government proposes, therefore, that
the cabinets concerned should instruct
their representatives at Fekln to in
dicate those leading Chinese personages
of whose ghilt In instigating or perpe
trating outrages all doubt Is excluded.
The note has been sent to the Ger
mau ambassadors at Washington. Lon
don, Paris, St. Petersburg, Rome, Vi
enna and Tokio.
WASHINGTON. Sept 19 A copy
of the German note demanding the
jrahishmeflt of the leaders of the re
bellion iii China was presented to Act
ing Secretary Adee at-the state depart
ment during "the day from the German
embassy. The German charge, Baron
Sternberg, being temporarily absent
from the city, there could of course be
fio attempt at discussion of tliis most
important question. The baron is ex
pected" ttf return tomorrow, when tho
subject fiiajr be taken up with him.
Meanwhile the'ftdto itself will receive
tho -earnest attention of the preaiaem
and such members of the cabinet who
arc in Washington tomorrow whn he
arrives. The state department has all
along been directing its efforts to the
gpeedtf opening of negotiations for a
final sfiHle&smt with the Chinese gov
ernment and has so far not been heard
from relative to the matter of pnnisn
ment beyond the indirect reference
contained in the notes that have dc
3ned the government's purposes. The
oucstion Is now presented plainly
whether the negotiations shall proceed
without a decision on that point.
To ttrlns; Home Hc-td Soldier.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 10.
Colonel William S. Patten of the quar
termaster" department, on duty at the
war department has completed ar
rangements for the free transportation
to the United States of the remains of
soldiers and sailors and civilians who
lest their lives and were buried in
the island possessions of the United
States and in China. According to the
present plans of the department a bur
ial corps will take passage on the
transport Hancock, scheduled to leave
San Francisco October 1 for the Phil
ippines'. Xo iHora llref ScaMdil.
CHICAGO, Sept. 19. Bids for various
kinds of meats for the soldiers in Chi
na will be opened here at army head
quarters on September 22. The fol
lowing supplies ar? wanted I Beef '
cans, w.uuu pounus; i,ac, .w--pounds;
ham, 62,000 pounds. BW for
furnishing the ham will not be opened
until September 28. Bids for furnish
ing the canned beef mii3t ba accom
panied by a guarantee that thu meat
will keep In any climate for ono year.
Lost at Galveston.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Sept. 13. Mrs.
Crocker, wife of the superintendent of
the city schools, has just received
news of the death of her sister, Mrs.
B. Whitcomb of Webster, Tex., who.
With her two children, was visiting a
Bister in Galveston on the night of
the awful storm. The body of only
One child has been found. Mrs. Whit
comb was raised in Richardson coun
ty and lived here the greater portion
of her life.
An;in Ontbrenk F-ared.
DENVER, Colo., Sept 19. Word has
been received here to the effect that
the Indians in San Miguel county ar;
catching and taking away the range
horses of ue white settlers and that
an outbreak Is feared.
Sl:rrr i n ' VT FeeWe.
MANSFIELD, O., Sept. 18. Hon.
John Sherman, accompanied by his
daughter and physician, left last night
for Washington. Mr. Sherman is very
feeble, but anxious to return to Wash
ington. n.r. Arm fctlll Active. I
LONDON. Sept. 19. TheBritish con
tinue to meet active opposition in the
Lydenberg district of the Transvaal.
An official report from Machadcdorp.
datod Sentember 15, says that firing
was heard in the direction of Nalspmct.
in the forenoon.
Von Waldersee at Hone Koaa;
HONGKONG, Sept 19. The German
steamer Sachsen, having on board
.Field Marsnal Count von Waldersee,
commander-in-chief of the internation
al forces In China, and his staff, has
arrived here.
Tho field marshal landed and was
received by a guard of honor of Brit
ish troops. He made the usual official
calls. Count von Waldesee will this
evening proceed to Shanghai and from
there to Taku on board the German
cruiser Hertha.
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