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THE KEPUBLIC: THUESDAY, 'AUGUST 16, 1900.
TO-DAY'S NEWSJN BRIEF.
Discount rates were 4 to 7 per cent on
call and time loans. Clearance?, fo.412,9:
balances. I446.183. New York exchange. 20c
discount Ma. 10c discount asked: Louisville.
2Sc discount bin. par asked; Chicago. 30c
discount bid. 10c asked: New Orleans, c
discount Md, par nsked.
The local wheat market closed lower at
71.4c n. AUK.. TlHc a. Sept.. 72c n. Oct..
73-740 b. Dec. 72?i5J73H:c No. 2 red. Com
closed higher at Slftc n. Aug . S.'ic a. Sept..
35'Ac a. Oct.. 22T?33c Doc, SCc n. year. o0c
No 2 white. Oats closed at 21Hc n. Aug.,
2l,c Sept.. S4c n. May. 21?22c No. 2.
Tho local market for standard mess pork
closed quiet at S12-73. Prlmo steam lard
closed firmer at $6.53.
Tho local market for spot cotton closed
LOCAL AND StTBl'RBAN.
An escaped "Workhouse prisoner stopped
to plunder a house and was recaptured.
Walter Kceton and Nellie Lone of Belle
ville eloped to Clayton and were married.
Additional evidence against Dynamiters
Brcnnan and Northway was secured by de
tectives. Tim Sons of St. George were banqueted
last night and will hold the final session of
their convention to-day.
The Reverend It. H. Becker of Belle
ville married three couples and ate threo
trappers within one hour.
Street Commissioner Varrelmnnn submits
a plan for paving central portion of tho
city to tiie Board of Public Improvements.
Charles & Killalee of St. Louis kilted
himself nt Sedalla while laboring under
the hallucination that his sweetheart, who
lives hero, had forsaken him.
George Freeman. 8 years old. of No. HIS
South Fourth street, was abducted on the
etreet by a man supposed to be his father,
who escaped with him on a cable car.
Burglars looted the sheds in the rear of
George Spellmon's residence. No. 3710 Cook
avenue, at their leisure, and took away two
wagon loads of plunder. Including: a load
The Democratic Congressional Committee
gives out a. statement of prices of leading
commodities under the reign of trusts ns
compared to what they were before the
manufactories producing them went Into
Tho Dooley brothers, who were given a
preliminary hearing at Farmington. Mo.,
on a charge of killing Wes Harris and
wounding two other members of the Harris
family at a picnic on August 4. were bound
over In tho sum of SS.000 each.
An earthquake shock is reported from
Washington. The vibrations continued for
several minutes and were severe enough to
break window pants and crockery in houses.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan left Chicago laat
night for Lincoln. Neb.
Millionaire Gates, who won a cool mil- j
lion dollars on the English turf, is prepar
ing to return to America at the call of Re
publican leaders, who need him to work
for Mr. McKlnlcy's re-election. Mr. Gates
Is said to have senatorial aspirations.
Chinese official news Is that the allies
have reached Pekln.
A dispatch from Shanghai BBys that the
nltles arrived at Pekin last Monday. A
message from Che-Foo says that they ex
pected, to enter the city last Tuesday.
LI Hung Chang, through Consul Goodnow.
yesterday proposed to provide an imperial
escort for the envoys if the Powers would
order them to leave Pekln. The Un'ted
States promptly tejected the proposition.
Consul Goodnow, In transmitting a proposi
tion from Li Hung Chans yesteruay.
warned the United States Government not
to place confidence in Chinese promises.
It has been learned that the United States
Government is daily In receipt of messages
from Minister Conger, which have been so
mangled by the Chinese as to be undeciph
Winners at Fair Grounds: Ida Ledford,
Governor Boyd, Benham, Pinochle, "Joe
Doughty and Isabel.
Philadelphia never had a chance with
St. Louis. Score S to 5.
General Freight Agent Keepers of ths
Illinois Central has denned the territory
cad business of his assistants.
Special excursions to the Northern sum
mer resots have proved very popular.
Somo Interesting figures are given from
reports of the Lake Shore.
The Railway Age comments on Chicago's
ecaie of traffic being diverted to St. Louis.
The Santa Fe has ordered fourteen new
Clarence McCualg,, a Montreal capitalist,
'wants to build a new lino In a hurry.
The Oklahoma City Terminal Railway
has been leased to tho Frisco.
Two new appointments on the Burlington
" Lines In the Western Passenger Associa
tion may compile rate sheets semiannually,
ltiEtcad of quarterly, as at present.
New Tork, Aug. 15. Arrived: Roentgen
Lulse from Bremen.
New- Tork, Aug. 15. Arrived: Noordland
from Antwerp; Kalserin Maria Theresa
Queenstown, Aug. 15. Arrived: "Waesland,
Phlladelphla, for Liverpool.
Southampton, Aug. 15. Arrived: Now
York, New York.
Boulogne, Aug. 11. Arrived: Maasdam,
New York, for Rotterdam,
New York, Aug. 15. Arrived: Hesperia,
Genoa, etc Sailed: St. Paul, Southampton;
Teutonic, Liverpool; Aragonla, Antwerp.
.Liverpool. Aug. 14. Arrived: Llvonlan,
Montreal; 15th, Culflc, New York; Oceanic,
Liverpool, Aug. 14. Sailed: Lake Ontario,
Plymouth, Aug. 14. Arrived: Patricia,
New York, for Hamburg; via Cherbourg.
,1 Southampton. Aug. 15. Sailed: Steamer
Frlederlch Der Grossc (from Bremen),
Cherbourg and New York.
Rotterdam, Aug. 15. Arrived: Steamer
Maasdam, New York, via Boulogne.
Boston, Aug. 15. Sailed: New England,
, New York, Aug: 15. Arrived: Steamer La
STORM AT PEORIA.
Houses Wrecked, Bridges Swept
Away and Wires Down.
Peoria, 111., Aug-. 15. A terrific storm at
7 o'clock this morning did much damage
In Peoria and vicinity. The storm, which
continued for more than an hour, was
marked by Intense, lightning, much wind
und a tremendous downpour of rain.
Police OHicer Solomon Lawler, one of the
oldest men on tne Peoria, force, while re
porting to headquarters from a call box,
was struck by an electrical discharge, and
is still unconscious. He Is, In a very seri
ous condition, and fear Is expressed for his
Several residences wero struck and much
.damage was done by the wind.
The Illinois River Is badly swollen, and
the bridge en the East Peoria road over
-Farm Creek was swept away, thus cutting
off all tralhc over that road. Several cabin
boats were torn lose and are strung along
tho river for miles. The local telegraph
und telephone offices were for a time cut
off from communication with other portions
of the Slate, and tho wires are still in a
On the lino of the Postal Telegraph Com
pany between here and Pekln, several poles
were torn completely out of the ground by
trees which were blown against them,
bieaklng- all but lour of their wires.
The growing crops in this and surround
ing counties tire greatly damaged by the
wind, and much loss will be felt. In Mar
shall County the wind had an especially
telling effect. Trees were uprooted and
much property destroyed. Tne railroads
report no very considerable damage, though
In many places the track has been badly
washed and loosened, and much care Is
needed in handling the traffic at these
On tho line of the Toledo, Peoria and
"Western Railroad west of this city all tho
wires were broken by the wind, completely
tying up that branch of the road for the
greater part of the forenoon.
112 Boarding Place Ads
In to-day's Republic
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FOUEION CONCESSIONS, SHANGHAI.
The foreign concessions front the river, and art- under the control of the nations to which they belong: It Is here that
Britain proposes to land troops. The otherPowors view the move with suspicion.
WERE BOUND OVER.
Held in Sum of 8.000 Each for
Participation in Fond Fight
With the Harris Family.
STATE'S THEORY OF BATTLE.
Attempted to Trove at Preliminary
Hearing That the Dooleys Weut
to the Picnic Determined to
Kill the Harrises.
Farmington. Mo.. Aug. 13. Will. Joe and
Leslie Dooley, the three brothers who are
charged with the killing of "VVcs Harris
and the wounding of James and Frank Har
ris at a picnic at Doe Run. on August 4,
were bound over to-day in the sum of JS.000
each, to appear nt the next term of court.
The preliminary hearing, concluded to-day.
has been on for three days, and has at
tracted widespread attention, due to tho
exciting features of tho shooting at tho
Who IJogun the Shooting.
The primary question considered at the
preliminary hearing was, who began tho
shooting the Dooleys or the Harrises? On
that question will probably depend the fate
of the three men bound over to-day.
The evidence Introduced by the State
showed, or was Intended to show, that a
feud of long standing existed between tho
two families. The Prosecuting Attorney in
troduced evidence to prove that the Dooley
boys went to the picnic at Doe Run armed
to the teeth, and for the express purpose
of killing off the Harris family.
According to the State's evidence, Wes
Harris was armed, but none of the other
members of the Harris family carried flre
nrms, and all were at the mercy of tho
Dooleys when they began shooting.
n IlnrrlN Mmle n Honnt.
Jack Matkins, a witness for the defense,
swore that he had a talk with old man
Dooley and Wes Harris a short time before
the shooting began, and that AVes Harris
exclaimed boastfully: "I am the best man
for my 6lzo at the picnic."
Phil Yeager said he thought the Harrises
began the shooting, but could not be posi
tive. Adam Xeeing testified that the elder
Dooley told him at the picnic early In the
day that he was expecting to have trouble.
The theory of the feud fight as it was de
veloped by the State is as follows:
Slnte'B Theory of the FlRht.
"Wes Harris was the only member of his
family engaged in tho light with the Doo
leys at first. He wounded Will Dooley. Sr.,
and John Dooley. one of the four boys, be
fore the D;oleys killed him. The elder '
Dooley was shot three times and John Doo
ley was twice hit. Then Harris backed
away from the three remaining Dooley
boys and returned their fire.
Ho took refuge behind a tree, after being
Trrttmiliiil Vi ia I , aa mH AAnilmiml . ...U. t
until he was killed by a bullet in the head, i
fired from a Winchester by Joe Dooley, :
over fifteen feet from the tree behind which !
the elder Harris was firing.
Bill Harrln'n Xarroiv Kncnpe.
When Bill Harris, who had not heard of
the fight, rode up on horseback, the Dooley
brothers promptly opened Are on him. He
was unarmed, and rode away for his life.
He was pursued by Leslie Dooley, mounted
and firing a Winchester as ho rode. As
Bill Harris attempted to ride across a foot
brldgo his horse went through tho frail
structure, but he quickly leaped off his
back and disappeared in the undergrowth,
escaping from Lesllo Dooley.
In the meantime, Jim and Frank Harris
had appeared on tho scene of the tirst
fight, and, both being unarmed, it is
claimed by the prosecution, were forced to
run from the Dooleys. They were both
badly wounded as they fled.
TRAIN ROBBERS SENTENCED.
Charles B. Barnes Got Ten Years;
Doyle Four Years.
A special dispatch to The Republic from
Wickllffo, Ky., says that Charles I).
Barnes, the train robber who was arrested
at No. 4300 West Bello place, In this city,
six weeks ago. on the same night that his
brother, Channlng M. Barnes, alias John
Nelson, escaped from n dozen detectives
who surrounded the house In which he was
staying, on Finney avenue, near Spring ave
nue, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court nntl
was sentenced to serve ten years in the
R. M. Doyle, alias Michael Conley, who,
with tho Barnes brothers, held up the Illi
nois Central fast mail train near WIckllffe,
also pleaded guilty and received a four
years' sentence. They will be taken to tho
prison at Eddyvllle.
Barnes went before the court and, admit
ting his guilt, pleaded for mercy. He re
ferred to his age, just 1, and to his wife
and unborn babe. No evidence was intro
duced, the attorneys for the prosecution
making but a brief argument.
Doyle's lawyers pleaded for him on the
ground that he was the first to confess and
gave information leading to the arrest of
Barnes, and claimed he had been promised
a light sentence. The jury gave him four
years. Doyle says he will write a "Dead
wood Dick" story of the robbery whllo in
EXTRA SESSION CALLED.
Gov. Beckham Orders Kentucky
Legislature to Convene.
Frankfort, Ky.. Aug. 15. Governor Beck
ham this afternoon Issued a proclamation
convening the General Assembly In an extra
session on Tuesday. August 2S, 1900.
The only subject to be considered is tho
modification or amendment of the Goebel
The Unit Cent.
A movement Is on foot to put a one-half cent
coin In greneral use in the United States. Sever
al suggest'ons have been made to the Govern
ment, and a document was presented, slimed by
the heads of the lle department stores In the
various large cities throughout the country, show
ing tho needs for this money in making change
where articles are sold at 12H cents and similar
prices. As time flies, progress finds many meth
ods of Improvement, but for half a century past,
Jn spite of many imitations, nothing has arisen
to equal Hostetter"s Stomach Bitters, one nf the
greatest benefactors the human race has ever
known. This medicine cures constipation, indi
gestion, dyspepsia, biliousness, nervousness and
sleeplessness; also prevents malaria, fever and
ague. It may be had from any druggist, but be
sure to get the genuine, with our Trlvate Reve
nue Stomp over the neck of the bottle.
steel man gates
!$ coming home,
lu'puWican Campaign Leaders
Xeed Him to Work for
HIS POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS.
Wants to P.e Senator, and Admin
istration Will Help Him if It
Can He Won a Cool Million
on the English Turf.
SPECIAL RY CABLE.
London. Aug. 15. (Copyright, 1900. by the
New York Herald Company.) Having: won
nearly a million dollars on the English race
tracks, Mr. John W. Gates, the young Loch
invar of finance, lias been suddenly called
back to America. He will sail for New
York on tho record-breaking Deutschland
next Saturday week from Hamburg.
Mr. Gates had Intended to stay in Eng
land through the autumn handicap meetings
and then go to the Continent, but letters
from America have caused him to change
his plans in a day.
Now that Mr. Gates has turned over the
management of his steel interests to friends
and has amassed a comfortable fortune, he
is turning his. energies into politics.
Mr. Gates's present ambition is to repre
sent the State cf Illinois in the United
Slates Senate. He has his eye on Senator
Cullom's seat. His political nmbitlon
piompts him to give up for the time the
pursuit of sport and pleasure in Europe.
When Harrison was making up his Cab
inet. It Is said the rising young wiremaker
could have had the portfolio of the Interior.
That was before Mr. Gates organized the
Wire Trust and before he had made a for
tune. Heretofore the steel man has been the
power behind the throne in Republican pol
itics In his native State. He has fought
for his friends without seeking political honor.-?
Now Mr. Gates's fortune Is so large
and his income so assured he Is content to
keep away from active business and go
Mr. GuU's is wanted on the political
fighting ground west nf the Alleghenies.
The managers of the McKinley campaign
have sent for him. Soon after he reaches
New York he will take a trip through the
Middle West to gauge Mr. Bryan's strength.
Not much will be heard about the steel
man's trip, for he won't take a brass band
McKinley XceilM His SrrvIccM.
Mr. Gates's intimate acquaintances among
men in the Middle West who are expeeteo
to furnish the sinews of the campaign,
makes hif presence in America highly de
sired by the Republican National Commit
tee, it .Mr. McKinlev wins he will be In
dibted to John W. Gates. The debt will
be paid, it is predicted, by giving the steel
man the political preferment he seeks.
Before going home Mr. Gates will maKQ
a Hying trip to the Continent. He will
leave London to-day for Paris, where he
will meet the Illinois representative at
the Exposition. From the French capital
he will go to Berlin.
Mr. Gates spent his last afternoon In Lon
don at the Kempton Park race track. When
seen last evening at ciarioges nc was
asked why he was rcturniiiK to America
when only a day or two ago he had no
thought of going home. Mr. Gates replied:
"Oh. I'm getting tired of It. I had my
fun at the track, the golf links and the
traps. I'm goln& home."
Mr. Gates's "fun" netted him $1,000,000 dur
ing Goodwood week. It has been told how
Mr. Gates plunged en his friend John A.
Drake's horse. Royal Flush, and won 25,
OCO. That was a very low estimate.
Won n Million on tin Knees.
When the steel man had time to gather
in all the winnings, and lie had bets placed
in every city In Europe where a bookmaker
was to be found, and had then liberally
rewarded trainers, jockeys and stable boys,
he found he had a hundred thousand
guineas a good half million dollars left.
This was an enormous sum to win on a
horse that was picked up in tho auction
mart for 100. Tin- credit of the coup is
all Wishanl's. English track followers
swear by the American trainer.
When Mr. Gates was not at the track
he has been shooting traps or playing golf.
He is one of the best amateur trap wing
shots in America. He taught the English
shots a trick or two. and merely to pass
the time aw ty. lie lias gone gunning on tho
outskirts of the town.
Couched Ifis Friend Drake.
One day not long ago he took his friend
Drake, who Is a novice with the gun, into
n London gunmaker's shop. There he had
a gun made to fit Mr. Drake's shoulder.
The gun cost IB guineas. Mr. Gates coached
Ills friend a bit and then backed him against
all comers. At last accounts Mr. Drake
had won 4,000 guineas.
No one ever hears of Mr. Gates losing, but
he will be always plunging. Now that he is
plunging Into politics his friends are won
dering whether fortune will continue to
smile on hiin.
MURDERED BY FOOTPADS.
Kansas City Laborer Found With
His Throat Cut.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug-. 13. Charles Can
non, a laborer, 55 years of a?e, was found
dead, with his throat cut. in the railroad
yards, between Swift's packing-house and
the Union Pacific rallrond bridge to-night,
und it is supposed he was killed by foot
pads. His cries for help were heard by the
switchmen In the vicinity, but when they
reached him the assailants were gone and
Cannon was found with his throat cut from
car to ear and a bloody knife by his side.
He was unable to speak, but established his
identity by writing his name before he ex
pired. He could give no Information as to who
assaulted him. His pockets had been
PEYTON OPERATED IN MEMPHIS.
Property Found in,.His Boom Was
Lieutenant Johnson yesterday received In
formation ;rom the Chief of Police of Mem
phis that the ten volumes of Tennyson's
works and the gold-headed cane found In
Frank Peyton's room by Central District
officers had been stolen from a Memphis
residence about four months ago. The
Memphis Chief said that numerous bur
glaries were committed there in the spring,
and he thinks Peyton was connected with
some of them
The police arc still looking for "Billy"
Mason, Peyton's pal. When he Is found
they expect complete developments con
cerning the John E. Robson murder in
Veterans' Itennion nt Eldorado, HI.
Eldorado, 111., Aug. 15. The second day of
the Saline County Veterans' Association re
union was a success. About 5,000 people
were Jn, attendance.
TO PROTEST AGAINST
Eminent Lawyer of Havana Talks
of Corruption of Cuban
WORSE THAN SPANISH RULE.
Outrages Have Been Committed
Against All Sense of Decency
and -Justice Political Graft
ers Getting Rich.
Washington, Aug. 15. The half has not
been told of the "grafts" in Cuba under the
McKinley occupation, according to tho
stories brought to Washington by Doctor
Joso Anto Frias, a lawyer of Havana, for
merly Mayor of Clenfuegos, and a profes
sor in the University of Havana.
Doctor Frias has come here to make
protest against the orders of General Wood
which millato against the university in a
manner that the Spaniards did not dare at
tempt, despite the fact that the Spanish
Government regarded the university as a
hotbed of revolution.
Corruption Itnlcn In Cnbn.
The fact, however, that the secretaries of
public Instruction, public works, justice and
finance of Cuba, have been appointed to
prefessorships in the university where they
will be well taken care of, as to salary af
ter their usual terms as Island olllclals ex
pire, : not the most startling expose that
follows the scandals connected with the
lUthbone-Neely and North American Trust
In coiversatlon with your correspondent
to-day Doctor Fiias recited matters coming
under his personal observation which lead
to the conclusion that the whole adminis
tration of affairs in Cuba by the present
Republican administration of the United
States is honeycombed with Intrigue, fraud
It appears, according to Doctor Frias,
that the Fidelity Security Company of
Maryland Is enjoying privileges in Cuba
equal to those accorded to the North Amer
ican Trust Company, in which the brother'
of Perry S. HeathJ now secretary of the
Republican National Committee, figured
Melvlnloy'H XephcTv'R Soft Snap.
Every person required to give a bond In
Cuba, according to Doctor Frias, must ob
tain it from the Fidelitv Securltv Comminv
of Maryland. This company has an abso- I
lute monopoly of the bond business in the j
island, and the Cuban manager of this cor-
poration, accenting to tne same authority,
is a young man named MUler. who U said
to bo n nephew of President McKinley; at
least, he is Introduced as such relative to
persons of authority In oliicial and busi
ness circles. The profits of the company are
said to be enormous.
The Pan-American Express Company, ac
cording to Doctor Frias, obtained a con
tract with all the railroad companies of
Cuba, by which it was to secure the carry
ing of the baggage of all passengers. The
company is controlled by Americans, at the
head of whom Is General O'Blerne, now in
A protest was mado that the contract was
In violation of the State regulations of
Cuba. General Wood, It Is said, issued an
order canceling the contract osiensiDiy
but afterwards suspended the order in some
manner, and now the express company is
reaping handsomo profits through its mo
nopoly. Other Evidenced of M!rule.
It Is wild that for the rent of the ground In
Pasa Caballo, the American camp in Santa
Clara Province, which brought $1U0 per year
under the Spanish regime, J30O per month is
now being paid. It Is not known who gets
all tho benefit of tho great increase of rent.
Tho waterworks of Clenfuegos, It Is also
declared, wero taken away from the muni
cipality and given to one Lopez lla, to
conduct as a privnto enterprise. This was
done, it is declared, against the ndvice of
General Wilson, In command of that prov
ince, and Major Bowman, the local com
mander. It Is also reported In Washington that
much dissatisfaction exists throughout Cuba
over tho basis of representation uccorded
to the various departments for the conven
tion which is supposed to formulate a con
stitution and provide for an Independent
It is said that the representation has been
made very small and that some departments
have more representatives than they ought
to have, while others have many less than a
fair apportionment would give to them. Tho
conclusion arrived at is that the adminis
tration here has figured the whole tiling out
so as to secure a convention it can easily
control and It Is also conjectured that It Is
designed to have the convention conclude
that the Cubans are not yet ready for inde
ETTINGER SUED FOR DIVORCE.
Papers Served on Wounded Man in
the City Hospital.
Gustavo Ettinger. the ex-puglllst. who
was shot two weeks ago while attempting
to escape from the Four Courts, wag served
with papers In divorce proceedings while
confined in the observation w;ard at the City
Hospital, with his mind In a befuddled
state. Ettinger was sent to the hospital
for rest and quiet, anu u w.i.-i iuuushi mm
his reason, which was in the balance, would
bo restored, providing he was not worried.
The suit was brought by his wife. Mllda
F. Ettinger. who alleges that Ettinger de
serted her for a year and that he beat her.
The couple were married August 13. 1892.
and lived together until February 8, 1894.
They have one child, 7 years old.
The doctors fear that Ettinger will worry
over the divorce proceedings to such an ex
tent that his chances for recovering his rea
son will be materially lessened. Ettinger,
however, did not apepar to be at all con
cerned about the matter last night. He
said he was glad his wife had applied for
a divorce. "My wife Is a Christian." said
he. "and I am a Jew, and we did not get
along very well. When I was 20 years old
I had a chance to marry a rich Jewess In
the old country. As soon ns I am divorced
I will return to the old country and marry
my first love."
Ettinger will be sent to the Insane Asy
lum to-day. The doctors at the hospital
think he will be all right again In a few
WORLD'S WHEAT CROP.
Ten Million Bushels Short of Last
Washington, Aug. 15. The official sta
tistic of the wheat crop of the world for
1S93-1900 have Just been compiled by the
Department of Agriculture.
They show that in the countries of the
Southern Hemisphere whose wheat crops
are commonly Included In statements of
the world's wheat crops, the production
will hardly fall less than 160.543.000 bushels.
This Is 10,000,000 bushels short of ast year's
production. Australia and Chill are the
only countries showing any material re
drctlons. ., , . , . . .
The croD in Argentina last winter is be
lieved to be about 105,000,009 bushels.
Contlnncd From Pnjrc One.
much as an Inkling of their receipt. The
Washington cablegrams were In cipher and
the Chinese authorities probably suppressed
them for fear that they contained matter
that it was better, from their standpoint,
that Mr. Conger should not know.
Another suspicious circumstance Is that
nearly nil of the cablegrams from Minister
Conger are either undated or of uncertain
date. This has been extremely confusing
and embarrassing to the Washington offi
cials, who could do no more than guess at
when tho events had transpired which the
Minister's messages chronicled.
All this is very mystifying to tho State
Department. It Is admitted that a cable
gram could be made utterly undecipherable
by tho addition or elimination of so much
as a single figure to the numerals used in
Did Not Expect Allies to Be So
Berlin, Aug. 15. The German Government
now admits that the advance upon Pekin
is well under way, having received oliicial
confirmatory dispatches to-day. The For
eign Ofilce Is greatly astonished at the rapid
advance of the International troops, but
surmises that the Chinese will make one
more desperate stand before the allies reach
This evcnlngr the Berlin papers contain a
statement that Prince von Hohenlohe. the
Imperial Chancellor, is about to resign. As
n matter of fact, he has taken hardly any
share In Germany's warlike China policy,
although, under the terms of the Constitu
tion of the Empire, the Chancellor Is solely
responsible to the nation in that connec
tion. After diligent Inquiry, the correspond
ent of the Associated Press is able to assert
that Prince von Hohenlohe docs not intend
to resign in the near future.
Several leading papers, however, express
dissatisfaction at what they call "Emperor
William's personal regime" regarding China,
and the "ilgureheadism" of Hohenlohe.
The Berliner Tagebl.itt says this condition
of things "gravely Injures the Importance
of the Chancellor's office."
All the papers. Including the Berliner
Post, the Kreuz Zeitung. the Deutsche
Tages Zeitung, the Berliner Tagcblatt, the
Frankfort Zeitung, the Schleslsche Zeitung
and the Hanover Courier, demand the sum
moning of the Reichstag in extra session.
Next Saturday Emperor William will re
ceive at Welhelmsho Field Marshal Count
von Waldersee, together with his entire
staff, and Countess von Waldersee. The
Field Marshal will receive a Field Marshal's
The actual dates when tho additional 7.501
men will leave Bremen for China have now
been fixed. Eight steamers will sail on Au
gust 31, September 4 and September 7.
carrying also much artillery, including
howitzers and shells.
Several letters have been received here
from the Captain of the German gunboat
litis, describing the experience of that
warship. One appears in this evening's pa
pers, giving a graphic account of the Taku
fight. The writer exclaims:
"And what a shame! All the enemy's
guns and the shells that killed our brave
fellows came from home. All the guns are
the latest Krupp quick-firers."
Tiie Kreuz Zeitung contains a witty edito
rial contending that the greatest difficulty
in finally se'ttling with China will be a
"It would nquiro a reform of the entire
tax system," says tho paper, "and especial
ly the introduction of an income tax. In or
der to raise tho money necessary to
strengthen the Government, to allow the
carrying out of Imperative public work, to
diminish the power of the Viceroys, and to
enable China to pay easily the heavy.lndemr.
nity now steadily accruing. This solution Is'
the only feasible one. If the partition idea
is to be eliminated."
Bishop Anzer of the diocese of Shan-Tung
has set out on his return to China, after
receiving secret Instructions from the Pope
relative to the attitude which Catholic mis
sionaries aro to observe during and after
Czar Willing His Envoy Should
London. Aug. 16. A dispatch from Shang
hai, dated yesterday, says that the Chinese
olllclals profess to be willing to hand over
tho foreign Ministers, their families and
servants from Pekin. but will not permit
the departure of native Christians.
"The Russian Government," continues
this telegram, "has notified Li Hung Chang
of its willingness to receive M. De Glers
outside the walls of Pekln. thus avoiding
the entrance of the Russian force. This
Independent action Is calculated to em
barrass the allies seriously.
"Japan demands that General Tung Lu
shall meet tho alles outside tho city gates
and deliver tho Ministers and all tho native
The Chinese Minister in London, Sir Chlh
Chen Lo Feng Lu, is quoted ns saying:
"The Powers must not press too hard on
Pekin. If you defeat the Chinese soldiers
it will not be possible to control the sol
diery. They may turn and rend the lega
tions. I do not believe the legation food
supply will be stopped as long as the Pow
ers refrain from attacking Pekln and nego
tiate for the surrender of the Ministers."
CONSIDER IT UNWISE.
Americans Advise Against Mon
terey Going to Canton.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Hong-Kong, Aug. 15.-(Copyright. 1900,' by
W. R. Hearst.) Consul General Wildman,
Captain PIgman of the United States steam
ship Monterey, and Captain McLean of the
U. S. S. Don Junn de Austria agree that It
would be unwise to send the Monterey up
to Canton at the present Juncture.
They fear the nrrlval of bo powerful a
vessel would create a panic, be misunder
stood by the Viceroy and draw the fire of
the Bogue forts. The Monterey can steam
only three knots an hour.
Macao has been strengthened by tho ar
rival from Lisbon of GOO troops and one
The loss to American missions about Swa
tow amounts to about 520,000. No Americans
have been killed. The native Christian
women have been brutally maltreated.
The British cruiser Mohawk has gone to
Piracy Is rampant on the West Klver.
112 Boarding Place Ads
In to-day's Republic.
Britain Bids Him Cheer Up, That
Belief Is Near.
London. Aug. 15 Tho British Foreign Of
fice, replying to the latest cipher dispatch
from the British Minister nt Pekln, Sir
Claude MacDonald, the wording of which
wao almost Identical with the messago
from Sir Claude received by the Canton
correspondent of the Dally Telegraph ana
published August 14, and which ivas trans
mitted to the Foreign Office by the Chinese
Minister here, bids the British Minister to
be of good cheer, and gives the progress
made by the relief column.
The message of Sir Claude MacDonald
to the Daily Telegraph was dated Pekin,
August 6, and read:
"Our situation here Is desperate. In ten
days our food supply ends. Unless we are
relieved a general massacre Is probable.
The Chinese offer to escort us to Tien-Tsin,
but, remembering Cawnpore, we refuse the
offer. There are over 200 European women
and children In this legation."
112 Boarding Place AdB
In to-day's Republic
The Burlington's trains to these cities are of the
highest grade throughout the regular standard of
Burlington through trains in the West. They are broad
vestibuled, Pintsch lighted, and are equipped with the
best models of chair cars (seats free) with smokers'
compartment, modern patterns of standard, compart"
ment, drawing-room and buffet sleepers.
9:00 a. m., for
2:05 p. m., for
9:00 p. m., for
Tickets and information at City Ticket Office, at S. W. Cor. Broadway and Olive St.
CONFUSION OF ORDERS
CAUSED FATAL WRECK.
FAST TRAILS MET TIE AD OX
IN A DENSE FOG.
Operator Failed to Transmit Kiglit
Order for One to Take
Grand Rapids, Mich., Arnr. 13. The north
bound Northland express, which left this
city at -1:0.". a. in., and southbound passenger
train Zo. -. due here at 6 a. m., collided in
the dense fog of tho early morning at Pier
ton, twenty-nine miles north of Grand Rap
ids. Seven perrons were killed and nlno In
jured, one fatally.
I.KTTS. CHARLES M.. Grasd Rapids, con
ductor northbound train. N'o. 5.
GUOi:TVi:L,D. GII.UKKT, Grand Rapids. n-
Bint'tr No. 3.
FISH. WILLIAM II.. Grand Rapids, engineer
tintu No. 2.
WOODllOUSE. EDWARD D.. Grand Rapids.
fi:eni.in No. 5.
BOYLB. LOUIS G.. Grand Rarid?. fireman
I'lERPON. C. ra.'."cnser. of Franklin. Ind.
I.EVAN. RALPH, son of Uasg.igec-.an Lcvan,
of Gxand Rapids, who was in tne car with ni3
at w Fntuily Injured.
BLOaSOM. MARK, Grand Rapids, news agent;
base of skull fruclurel.
DENNIS. II. A.. Grand Rapids, passenger; cut
on head, leps Jammed, left saoolder hurt.
UKANEi, . M.. Grand Rajilds. negro, waiter
en No. 6; compound fracturo of right arm and
FOIID. C. M.. Grand Rapids, negro, porter
No. 6; miured tbout legs and cheat.
l'OWEHH. DAVID C. Grand Rapids, baggage
man o.' N. 2; bculp wound, throat cut, contu
sions, on limbs, both eys clofd.
loROFF, FRANK. Traverse City, trainman;
head tkdly out.
liARNEo. WILLIAM. Grand Rapids, dining
car conductor: left of chest hurt, head cut.
TAYLOR. HARVEY, Grand Rapids, negro,
waiter: both hands lacerated, arms cut.
IIARTSAW. W. C passenger; badly hurt
about faco and chest.
Met In the For.
When the trains met day was Just dawn
ing and the fog was so truck that the en
gineers could not see more tnan iw yarns
ahead. The trains were to have passed at
Sand Lake, two miles south of Pierson, at
4:52. No. 2 was evidently lute and was try
ing to make the slums at .Flerson. The
Northland Express hart the right of way
and was coins: at nearly full speed.
The express train was made up largely of
Pullman cars. It carried the Grand Rapids
coach, a day coacn. several sleepers irom
Cincinnati nnd the South, the buffet car and
According to the railway officials; the-col-lislon
was the fault of Operator Wells, sta
tioned at Mill Creek, four miles north of
The trains usually meet at Sand Lake, two
miles south of Pierson. An order was is
sued that they meet at Woodstock, four
miles north of Plernon. Later, Operator
Wells was asked if the express nau passeu
his station yet. He answered, "No." He
was then told to countermand former or
ders and give orders to No. 5 to meet No. 2
nt Sanil Lake. Similar orders were given
to No. 2.
Train No. 5 never got tho order, having al
ready passed Mill Creek. They collided,
therefore, while both were going at full
The forward cars were telescoped. Tho
baggage, mall and dining cars on No. 5
saved the Pullmans in the rear and the pas
senger coaches on No. 2 were saved by three
rrelght cars which happened to be attached
next to the engine.
Thprn wprp eleven cars on train No. 2
and ten on No. o. Only six cars remained
on the track, and the engines were torn to
When Operator Mills had discovered his
error he tried to stop the express at Pier
son, but was half a minute too late. Tho
injured were brought to this1 city and taken
to various hospitals. The dead were also
brought here. The railroad detectives
cnueht thie-es nt work at the scene of vhe
AROUND THE FESTAL BOARD.
Sons of St. George Banqueted
Final Session To-Day.
The feature of the convention of the Sons
of St. George was a banquet tendered the
visiting delegates, which took place at
Schrape's at 8 o'clock last night. There were
nearly 150 members of the order seated at
the festal board. The menu Included all
the delicacies which the season affords.
George W. Smith, chairman of tho Ban
quet Committee, acted as toastmaster.
Following are the speakers and the toasts
to which they responded: The Reverend E.
Duckworth. "The Queen": R. Rougtcll.
"The President of the United States"; C. F.
Lacey, "Grand Lodge"; Charles C. Mcu-
risse, rxaieriuu iiiauirti.i; , ,u.iji ,i
lis, "F.. C. and L."; Joseph Halgh, "Sister
Lodges"; James Smith. "Sons of St.
George"; Fred Johnson. "Retiring Officers";
James Frver. "Incoming Officers"; H. J.
Harker. "Ladies"; Georgo Chestera, "Good,
nnd Welfare": H. Stanton, "Chicago"; E.J.
Cogswell. "Milwaukee"; H. A. E. Cheshire,
"St. Louis." , , , ., .
The morning session convened In the Elks'
Hall at 9 o'clock. There was a full attend
ance After some routine business tho mat
ter of appointing committees for the coming
year was taken up. A. W. Turner was ap
pointed chairman of the Law Committee.
R. J. Stell and J. C. Hugsett were appoint
ed chairmen of the Finance and Grievance
committees respectively. At noon the con
vention adjourned to allow the delegates to
visit the St. Louis breweries.
In the afternoon reports of the retiring
officers were read. G. B. Stephenson of
H ft 1 I 1
" lar chills and fever; or in hard headaches,
aching bones, sore muscles, indigestion, nerv
Malaria and Ague Cure
is a positive and never-failing specific for bil-v
ious fever, malaria, chills and fever, and for all
the distressing complaints due to living in a
'' My wife and I had ferer and ague for seven weeks. We treated with all the
doctors around here and used almost everything, but kept getting worse. I then
tried Ayer'f Malaria and Ague Cure and in three days both myself and wife were
1 just as well as we ever were. William
St. Joseph, '
ffi l&FMri M J2 A
Sjd? Da c !. Tu &$ m i
Kansas City, St. Joseph anl Horthwest; tha
car and dining car servics in Kansas City.
St. Joseph, Omaha and Denver.
Kansas Gity, St. Joseph, Omaha and Denier.
Kockford. 111., was appointed nssistant
grand secretary. The Reverend W. Turn
er of Chii-tsgo was appointed grand chap
lain. To-day the convention will hold lt3
DEADLOCK AT HERMAMM
Judicial Convention of Thirteenth;
District Has Taken HOD Ballots.
Hermann, Mo.. Aug. 1. The Judicial
Convention to nominate a candidate for the
Thirteenth Circuit, to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Judse Rudolph Hir
zel, which convened here yesterday. Is still
in session, and the indications are that
the convention will not adjourn before tho
end of the week, a deadlock having been
The circuit Is composed of Gasconade,
Osage. Franklin and St. Louis counties,
and each county, except Gasconade, has a
candidate. Franklin County has placed J.
C. Kiskadden of Washington in ;he tlsld;
Osage wants J. W. Voshall of Linn nomi
nated, and St. Louis County champions J.
W. McElhlnney of Clayton for the judge
ship. Each candidate entered the race with
the backing of a solid Delegation from his
county. Gasconade divided her vote
equally between Voshall and Kiskad
den, so that, nt the nrst ballot, the voto
stood: St. Louis County. 21 for McElhln
ney; 13 Franklin and 3U of Gasconade for
Kiskadden; 6 of Osage and C'.s of Gaaconado
Five hundred and nine ballots were
taken, the result at each being tho same.
The officers of the convention. Senator B.
L. Matthews, chairman; and Secretary C.
W. Ellis, were tired out and. upon request,
ws-re relieved this evening by the election
of William Wcngler of St. Louis County,
chairman: and It. G. Brener of Gascon
ade, as secretary.
Many delegates have left and sent
proxies. The convention adjourned after
the five hundred and ninth ballot at 3
o'clock this evening, until S a. m., to-morrow.
WROTE TO HIS SWEETHEART.
Train Bobber Ferrell Asks Miss
G'ostlow to Be True.
Marysvllle, O.. Aug. 15. Ferrell spent tha
morning writing a letter to Lillian Mao
Costlow, to whom he was to ha.ve been mar
A portion of. the letter asked her to b
true, saying he would yet come out of hlsJ
trouble all right.
3IOXKV STILL MISSIXG.
Columbus. O.. Aug. 15. Superintendent G.
D. Curtis of tho Adams Kxpresa Company
stated to-day that about S250 of the com
pany's money taken by Rosslyn H. Ferrell
when he murdered Express Messenger Lane
has not been recovered.
Mr. Curtis says additional rpportsi may
swell th- mm ml.wing togre.T.ter propor
tions. The question now worrying the ex
press officials iM, Did Ferrell hide any at
the money Saturday, and. If so, where?
The Ilrwt Prescription for Miliaria,
Chills and Fever Is a bottle of Grove's Tasteless
Cl.lll Tonic. It I simply Iron and quinine la a
tasteless form. No cure no pay. Price COc.
SHE GOT A PEACE WARRANT.
Mrs. McKenzie Says That Mrs.
Meyers Made Threats.
A peace warrant was Issued yesterday In
Justice Hanley's court against Mrs. Geo.
T. Meyers of No. 200? Sheridan avenue, on
complaint of .Mrs. Mary P. McKenzla of
the same address, who Is a daughter of
Judge Thomas Morris of No. KM5 Sheridan
There has been friction for some time be
tween Mrs. McKenzie and Mrs. Meyers.
Mrs. McKenzie occupies the upper floor of
No. 2KO Sheridan avenue and Mrs. Meyera
the lower iloor. The troublo originated In
a quarrel between children of the two fam
ilies. According to Mrs. McKenzlo's aUcga
tlon. Mrs. Meyers went so far as to threaten
her with violence. She took the legal step,
as the warrant implies, to "prcservo tha
H0ARE IS SURROUNDED.
Boers Had Inflicted Sijrtr-Seven
Casualties Up to Last Friday.
Oapo Town, Aug. 15. A messenger from
Colonel Hoare. commanding the British,
garrison at Klands River, who reached
Mafcklng Tuesday, reported that the garri
son was still holding out last Friday, al
though Colonel Hoare had sustained sixty
General Ian Hamilton, with a forco of
cavalry, had been sent to relieve tho garri
son. Lord Roberts considers that General Ham
ilton's cavalry must now bo within forty;
miles of Elands River.
LAST HEARD FROM HERE.
Louisville Letter Carrier Is Mys-
REPUBLIC SPECIAL. " "
Henderson. Ky.. Aug. 15. John "W. Ball, a
letter carrier, is believed to have met with
foul play In St. Louis
He left here July 9 for his holiday of two
weeks'. Intending to go to Colorado Springs
to visit relatives, lie stopped off nt St.
Louis for a day or two to visit friends
there, and was last heard of July 12 at St.
Louis, when he was about to continue his
Journey to Colorado Springs. He has not
reached Colorado Springs, and the last trace)
of him ends at St. Louis. Ball wa a man
cf most exemplary habits.
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