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THE RErUBLIC: TUESDAY. 'AUGUST 28, 1900.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
Discount rates were r. to 7 per cent on
call and tlmo loans. Clearances $..4"..?0:
balances, $S4S,4. New Yoik chnngo. 10c
dlsoount bid, par asked; Louisville, "m dis
count bid, par asked; Chicago, pir bid. Mc
premium asked; New Orleans, 2.V discount
bid, par asked; Cincinnati, 23c discount bid,
The local wheat market closed higher at
TOSc n. Aug.; V b. Sept.. TP-.c Oct.;
73Sc n. Dec; TTS'iC No. 2 rod. Corn
closed higher at 3sc n Aug : 3Sc b. Sept ;
SOHc n. Oct.; TSc b IVc: 53" ,e tar; 40c
No. 2 whito. Cits clos.il at -c. n. Auk.;
21c b. Si'pt.; 22c b. Dec.; 24c b. May; "lVtf
2,c No. 2.
The local market for standard mess pork
closed eafcy at J12..") fir new. 1'rime Meam
lard closed lower at CO-c Eai Side.
The local spot cotton market closed
LOCAL AND srnrRRAN.
Monroo Hush of Atlanta. G i . and Carrie
Stoner of St. Joseph. Mo., eloped to Clayton
snd were married.
The police intend to ipply the Johnson
law against the operators of slot machines
in the future.
Detectie John Keoly. who was 'hot live
times two months ago whllo making .in ar
rest, lias returned to duty.
W. E. Spoisvvood. a member of an rid
Virginia family, was s?nt to the workhou.so
for disturbing the peace.
Improvements are lei:tg -nado lii the
waiting-room and upper hall at Union
Random 1'ost. G. A, It., departs for the
encampment at Chicago.
Ex-Governor W. J. Stone goes to New
Tork to ahJt in organizing a national
Democratic subcommittee there.
The Missouri-Edison Elect nc Light and
Power Companv appeals to court to prevent
the laying of street car tracks around a
manholo at Uro.idw.iy and Locust street.
A negro who killed his wife at. Texarkana,
, Ark., is pursued by a pose of his t-wn race.
Two joung men arretted at Houston,
Tex., had in their possession a quantity of
The exchange of Porto RIcnn currency for
United States money is practically com
pleted. The Topulist National Committee yester
flav named Adlat E. Stevenson as the ice
presidential candidate of the People's parti
ta Jill the vacancj caused bv the with
drawal of Charles A Tonne. Stevenson
was nominated bj acclamation. A com
mittee was appointed to draft an address to
the People" partj. Wiaver led the tight
State TroasurT Pitts has refuted the
statement of Joe Flory that Missouri war
rants went to protest.
An improvement is expected in the Texas
cotton crop during the next ten days.
Charles A. Tovvue, who recently withdrew
from the Populist national ticket, made a
speech yesterday at Duluth to a large audi
ence. Ho replied to Governor Koo&evelfs
recent speech on imperialism.
The schooner City of Augusta and the
schooner Hattle McG. Buck collided at sea
off the coast of Massachusetts!. The Buck
tank, but her crew were saved.
The Illinois broom-corn trust is In a
dilemma. The new crop it, about ready for
the market and the trust is in a position
where it will be compelled either to give
up its present holdings, which are consid
erable, or to buj up the new crop. It Is
Eaid the trust has not enough money to buy
the new crop.
Oliver Tomlinson made a confession to In
diana authorities of the murder of Frank
Lentz. He implicated Charles Gains in the
crime. The contesolon was made because of
the prisoner's remorse, brought about by
The Government is making surveys In
Washington with the purpose of making
great reservoirs to hold the snow in tho
mountains and utilize it, when melted, for
the purpose of Irrigation.
The full text of Kaiser "William's patriotic
sermon on war, recently delivered ot. board
his yacht, the Hohenzollem. has been dis
tributed broadcast over Germany. Tho Em
peror says that hosts of praying men are
needed at homo to secure divine support for
the hosts of lighting men abroad.
General Frey lias written the French Gov
ernment a letter complimenting very highly
the work of the French troops at the siege
General Lord Roberts has reported to the
British Government that Duller and French
engaged the Boers In battle on Saturday
and captured General Olivier and his threo
The transport California, which sailed
from San Francisco for Manila laden heav
ily with commissary and quartermaster's
supplies, is reported a week overdue.
St. Louis beaten in a pitchers battle by
Arrangements are being completed to
build an electric line from Herrey City, I1L,
to St. Louis.
A plausible reason is assigned for tho
resignation of Georgo H. HcaiTord.
A number of cases involving patents to
land brought against the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas were dismissed at Leavenworth,
It Is said the Kansas City Southern will
be extended Into New Orleans.
Traffic representatives of lines running
Into Fort Smith, Ark., will hold a meeting
Glasgow, Aug. 27. Arrived: Anchorla
from. New York.
Liverpool, Aug: J7 Arrived! Etrurla,
Havre, Aug. 2L Arrived i La, Bretagne,
Cherbourg. Anj. 26. Sailed: Deutschland
(from Hamburg and Southampton), Now
New York, Aug:. 27 Arrived: Manltou.
Glasgow, Aug:. 28. Arrived: Braslllan.
Yokohama, Aug. X7. Arrived previously:
America Maru, San Francisco, via Honolulu,
Five eloping couples were married at Clay
ton. The will of Mrs. Minnie Lawrence Sle
grlst was filed.
Buyers are again coming to St. Louis in
Doctor D. V. Dean, for ten years super
intendent of the City Hospital, Is dead.
A Springfield, Mo., officer Is searching in
St. Louis for William Green, accused of ab
ducting his child.
Frank Martin was shot whllo asleep at
Missouri Point by Jefferson Lewis, who es
caped. New York, Aug. 27. Arrived: South
ward, Antwerp; Grosser Kurfurst, Bremen
and Southampton; Georgic, Liverpool.
Bremen, Aug. 27. Arrived: Barbarosso,
New York via Chebourg.
wantshTs money back.
Alabama Siaii Bet Nat Goodwin
and Others on Poker Rules.
New York, Aug. 27. Slgfrled Stelner of
Birmingham, Ala., has brought suit in the
Supreme Court to recover from Edward
Wassermann, a member of the stock brok
ing Arm of Wassennann Bros., the sum of
-J12S.25, which he deposited In Wassermann's
hands as stakeholder of threo bets made
over a game of draw poker on the steam
ship New York, during her voyage from
Southampton to this port. In October, 1A99.
The players were Steiner, Wassermann,
Nat Goodwin, the actor: T. D. Marks, the
theatrical manager, and J. A. Wilson of
According to Steiner's complaint, he, while
dealing atter the draw, dealt Goodwin a
turned-up card. A dispute arose as to what
card should be dealt to Goodwin.
Stelner bet Goodwin J25 as to how the
rule in Hoyle read. Wilson bet Stelner $100
that he was wrong, and Marks followed by
betting him 100 to $10 that he would lose
the other two beta The money was staked
In Wassermann"f hands.
When the rules were consulted, 8telner
found he was wrong and demanded back
the money he had placed In Wassermann's
hands, but Wassermann refused to give It
to him, having paid Goodwin, Marks and
Wilson the money won by them.
Steiner sues under the stakeholder's .int.
which provides for the recovery of a better
.of any money deposited by him with n
in a Dciunjj transaction.
OF THE POWERS.
Outline of What Ma Be
Expected in the
Supervision of Customs
by the Nations In
terested. ADMIRALS SPLIT.
Some Would Hamper Li
Washington. Aug. 27. It Is said In ad
ministration circles that in the event of
the inability of the Powers to agree upon
a Chinese policy that will preserve tho in
tegrity of the Empire, the plan most likely
to bo adopted will provide for International
administration of the customs service. Un
der this plan representatives of the peyeral
allied Powers having forces on Chinese soil
will be stationed at all the customs ports of
China to superv lse or administer the service
and watch the revenues with a view to In
suring the collection of the indemnity that
will be individually demanded by each of
the Governments. It Is understood that
this or some Joint supervisory scheme of a
similar character will be favored by this
Government, and while other Governments
may make other proposals for future policy
of a different nature there Is no Informa
tion in the possession of this Government
to indicate inharmonious action on such a
ADMIRALS AT OUTS.
REPUBI JC SPECIAU
Washington, Aug. 27 While the Powers
are trjlng to agree among themselves as
to tho propriety of accepting LI Hung
Chang as the peace envoy of the Chineso
Government, their naval representatives at
Tnlru are at odds over the question of per
mitting the Chinese statesman to communi
cate with the Chinese officials In Pekln.
The facts with respect to the action of the
foreign Admirals at Taku have been known
by the administration for four days, but
have been sedulously concealed from the
public in the hope 'hat by secret negotia
tions with tho Powers it would be possible
to arrive at some understanding with re
gard to LI Hung Chang's acceptance as the
representative of China. As all the naval
officers at Taku had communicated them to
their cwn Governments, there was, of
course, no necessity of keeping them from
Europe and Japan, and In the Identical note
of Inquiry respecting the position assumed
by the several Governments to which It was
addressed, regarding their view of Li Huns
Chang's status, they were fully set forth.
In fact. It Is understood that tho real rea
son why this note was formulated and com
municated to the Powers at this time was
duo to the discussion which occurrred be
tween the foreign Admirals at Taku.
Remry Did Not Stern.
It Is with difficulty that officials of the
administration can be Induced to talk on
such a delicate matter. It Is learned, how
ever, that on Thursday last Rear Admiral
Remey sent a caMegram to the Navy De
partment, explaining that a conference of
tho foreign Admirals at Taku had been held,
during which the preparations for the pros
pective arrival of Li Hung Chang and the
liberties he should have were discussed. A
proposition was made by whom cannot be
definitely ascertained that LI should, upon
reaching Taku, be refused permission to
communicate with Chinese officials In Pe
kin. Tho proposition was acceptable to the
majority of the Admirals, but Rear Ad
miral Remey declined to sign the agree
ment. Whether th Russian Admiral signed
Is not known, but in any event. It is statod
on authority that the Russian Government
promptly protested to the other Powers.
In the meantime. Rear Admiral Rcmey's
message was given careful consideration by
the President and Secretary Root, and on
the following morning was considered by
the Cabinet. The decision of tho Cabinet,
like that originally formed by tho Presi
dent, was entire approval of the declination
of Rear Admiral Remey to bo a party to
any such agreement. Then the note of In
quiry as to the attitude of tho several Pow
ers with regard to LI Hung Chang's ac
ceptability was formulated and sent by
cable to the representatives of tho United
States accredited to thoso Powers, with In
structions to lay it before tho Govern
ments. The effect of the protests of the
United States and Russia has been to prac
tically secure the disapproval of the unan
imous agreement of tho foreign Admirals.
What action the British and Japanese Ad
mirals took in the matter of signing tho
agreement cannot be learned, but It Is
rather believed here that the Japanese of
ficer certainly did not approve it. The rep
resentatives of the other Powers undoubt
edly signed the paper.
Why the foreign Admirals endeavored to
prevent LI Hung Chang from communicat
ing with the Chinese officials In Pekln Is a
question the officials here have been asking
each other, as they say It would undoubted
ly havo been In the Interest of peace for
the aged "Viceroy to have been placed In
prompt communication with tho Chinese of
ficials who could have reached tho Emperor
and the Empress Dowager and other in
fluential men of tho Empire. LI Hung
Chang has not yot started from Shanghai
for Taku. but it is the desire of this Gov
ernment that no unnecessary obstacles shall
bo placed in his way and It Is endeavor
ing to facilitate the success of his mission
by obtaining harmony among the Powers
at Its outset.
Replies That ITn-re Been Received.
Formal replies from all the Governments
approached with respect to the acceptability
of LI Hung Chang as China's peace en
voy havo not been recolved. Japan's po
sition, as revealed in dispatches from
Toklo. is Identical with that of the United
States. A member of the Cabinet said to
night that the State Department had heard
from Berlin that tho Emperor and Baron
von Buelow. the German Minister for For
eign Affairs, were not in the capital, but
Mr. Jackson. Charge d'Affaires, has ex
pressed the opinion that the Emperor will
stand by his declaration that 'before his
Government can negotiate with Li Hung
Chang he must produce proper credentials
showing 1 has received them from re
sponsible authority. The Italian position
Is Identical with that of Germany. Great
Britain has not yet been heard from, as
Lord Salisbury is away from London. All
the replies are expected by to-morrow,
however, and they will be carefully dis
cussed by the Cabinet. At the same time
It Is likely that an effort will be made to
further map out the policy of the United
States, though it Is asserted that there will
be no deviation from the principles set forth
In Secretary Hay's note of July 3.
No confirmation has been received In any
official quarter here of Russia, Germany or
Japan having declared war on China, and
the report Is regarded now as without foun
dation. Interrupting Communication. I
After several days' Intermission In Chinese
advices, th Government to-day. received
t LATEST DISPATCH t
FROM MR. CONGER.
Washington, Aug. 27. The Depart-
O meat of State makes public the fol-
P lowing dispatch from Minister Con-
ger, received this morning:
"From T.iJai, Aug. 27. Secretary
of State, Washington: No Important
movements sinec last dispatch. Mil-
ltaiy is trving to restore order. No
lcprt'scritativc of the Chlnee Gov-
crnment encountered yet. Several s
Ministers of the Tsung LI Yamcn re-
ported in the city, and are expected
4 to appear soon. Generals decide not 4
to enter imperial pnlare, leaving It
practically vacant. Two thousand
Germans arrived to-day.
s (Signed.) "CONGElt."
This d'spatch Is undated, but from
s the fact that it mentions the arrival
of a German force nt Pekln, which
has not yet been reported from any
other qunrtcr, it is presumed to be
of very recent origin.
two dispatches which presumably bring its
advices up to the most recent date. There
are Indications that the principal delas in
the lines of communication are encountered
between Tlen-Tsin and lvkin. a fact ex
plainable by the newspaper advices that
small bands of Boxers are operating on the
line of communication of the Pi kin cam
pi ign force Just such inteiference with
.'the work of the Signal Coips men was ex
perienced by the United States forces in
the Philippines and by Lord Roberts's
troops In the Transvaal campaign. Usually
these Interruptions are very short, the
marauders being driven off and tho lines
restored within a day or two. The fact
that more than a week was covered by the
last Interruption givesj rit to the belief
hero that theM attacks' upon the lines of
communication by Boxers are more formi
dable than was supposed to bo possible after
tho heavy lossc inlllcted upon them by the
International forces in their advance
The important dispatch of tho day was
one from Minister Conger relative to tho
mllltnry situation In Pekln. Unfortunately,
It lacked a date, tho Minister presumably
not having jet received the department's
instruction to include the date In the body
of his dispatches. The State Department at
first undertook to have the cnblo companies
correct this serious omission, but, finally,
concluding from Internal evidence that Mr.
Conger's message was certainly later than
any official emnnatlon from the Chinese
capital, the message was allowed publicity
for what It was worth.
Conger's reference to tho arrival of 2,(X
fresh German troops caused some surprise,
no one apparently having closely watched
the movements of the German contingent,
which is now arriving with fairly regular
frequency In China and which consequent
ly may bo expected soon to equal in nu
merical strength the military contingents
of any of the European nations thore rep
resented. A significant statement In Minister Cong
er's dispatch 1b that respecting the expect
ed appearance in Pekln of tome of the
members of the Tsung LI Yamcn. The nat
ural construction to be given to this state
ment Is that the Ministers wish to under
take to represent the Chinese Government
formally In the negotiations with the Pow
ers. It has been found impossible up to this
moment, according to Mr. Conger's state
ment, to meet any representatives of the
Chinese Government In Pekln who were
competent to open negotiations. It may bo
Inferred that If these Ministers actually
appear, with proper credentials, one of tho
problems connected with the present diffi
cult situation in China will be solved. With
some responsible person or persons to
uvu. iyiiu, il may ae pos.-ioio tor tho United
States to come to tome agreement as to a
settlement ot the Chinese trouble.
Another statement in Mr. Conger's dis
patch, relating to the decision of the Gen
erals not to enter the Imperial palace, ap
pears to explain the movement of the Amer
ican troops in relaxing tho nttack on tho
palace gates after capturing all but one of
Little Cantinc- Goes to Amor.
Another event of the day of some Interest
was the order dispatching tho Castina from
Shanghai to Amoy. distant about 400 miles
The little gunboat should make tho run in
about two days under favorable conditions.
Her force is small, but sufficient to servo
the moral purpose, if there bo need for such
It appears that she Is ordored to Amoy
quite as much on account of representations
from well-informed business circles as from
any official advice. Tho Consul at Amoy
agreeing with the representations of the
business interests, it was decided to bo prop
er lo send a gunboat to Amoy, not because
of any particular apprehension, but to pre
vent rioting at this dangorous point.
Tho following dispatch from General
Chkffee has been received at tho War De
partment; "Taku, Xus. 27. Adjutant General. Wash
ington: Cdonel Wlnt on tho 19th reports
marched at 4 a. m. and engaged large force
of enemy seven miles from city; disporsed
them, killing about 100. Americans lost five
wounded. Will cxble names wounded as soon
Colonel Wlnt Is Lieutenant Colonel of tho
Sixth Cavalry, but is actmg as Colonel in
tho absence of Colonel Sumner, who is In
General Chaffee's cnblo adds nothing to
the Information In possession of the depart
ment relating to military movements, as It
Is simply General Chaffee's belated official
report of an engagement prevloufily report
ed by Admiral Remey In a cablo dated
Taku. August 20, in which ho said:
"Morning, IP Sixth Cavalry and about
400 English and Japanese dispersed about
1,000 Boxers outside of Tlen-Tsln. About 100
Chinese killed; five Americana wounded."
WORK OF THE FRENCH TROOPS.
General Frey Says They Accounted
for 500 Chinese at Pekin.
Paris, Aug. 27. General Frey, the com
mander of the French forces in Northern
China, in his account of the operations of
tho French contingent, says that with tho
Russian forces, also under him, he seized
the Chuen-Che-Men gate of Pekin, August
1G, defeating large numbers of Manchu
troops who defended it with cannon.
The Gentral adds that his forces next
captured tho Sl-Hoa-Men gate, after a long
resistance and marched to Pel-Tang and
rescued Monslgnor Favier and the Euro
peans beseiged there,.
He says the entire city between the Mar
ble Bridge, the Imperial Palace and Pei
Tang bristled with intrenchments, des
perately defended by heavy Chinese forces
and thnt most difficult and exhausting street
fighting was necessary to dislodge the
Throughout tho day, M. Plchon, the
French Minister, and tho legation staff,
marched beside General Frey. Finally his
column occupied Carbon Hill.
The French had four men killed and two
officers wounded. The Russians and Japan
ese also suffered.
General Frey pays high tribute to the
courage of the troops, who accounted for
more than 000 Chinese dead left on the
CAMILLE D'ARVILLE WEDS.
Opera Singer the Bride of a
Oakland, Cal., Aug. 27. Camllle d'Arville,
tho operatic singer, and E. W. Crellin, a
well-known business man, were married nt
noon to-day, at the home of the groom's
narents in this city.
It Is said Mrs. Crellin will retire from the J
BY A TORNADO.
Several Business Houses Wrecked
and a Number of Resi
THREE PERSONS WERE INJURED.
Damage in the Country Surround
ing Sedalia Will T.c Heavy
Storm Resembled Famous
St. Louis Tornado.
Sedalia, Mo., Aug. 27. A tornado swept
over a portion of Stdalla at 11 o'clock this
afternoon, w locking a number of business
houses, unroofing a sfore or more of resi
dences, and destrojing hundreds of shade
and ornamental trees. The storm resem
bled the St. Louis tornado.
Three persoiih were injured by falling
buildings. They are:
James Postal, a farmer, head and chest
lacerated and internally injured.
Nelson Uinhes, negro, chest crushed and
Alex Travis, burled under wall; not seri
ous. The business houses partially wrecked
wre as follows;
The Blocker building on East Main street,
owned by N. W. Ionard of Lafajctte, sec
ond story demolished; Wood's Opera-house,
part of roof carried oft and west wall
sllsrhtly damaged; A. P. Morey building on
East Second street, rear and east wall
wrecked; Whlprecht grocery building on
North Engineer street, partially wrecked;
hall of Sons and Daughters of Charity on
East Muln street, completely destroyed;
WItllnger's grocery on East Main stieet,
roof torn off and east wall partially
wrecked; Estes grocery etoro on North La
mlne street, front blown out; Hayes building-
on East Second street, partly unroofed
and walls damaged; Charles Leftvvich's
blacksmith shop on East Main stieet, front
torn down; grandstand In front nf rnf.
track at Liberty Park, totally demolished.
Hundreds of lino shade trees were torn
up or broken off by the storm. At Liberty
Park 200 large trees were de.strojed and
nearly all of thoso in the M.. K. & T. Hos
pital Park were ruined. One-third of the
trees in the city and the Catholic ceme
tery wero uprooted or broken off.
In tho residence portion of the city fallen
trees and limbs obstructed the streets and
tho Fire and Street departments are be
ing employed to remove the debris.
The storm appeared to be most severe In
Northeast Sedalia, where more than :i
score of residences were unroofed. Tho
damage In the country' surrounding Sedalia
will be heavy.
The wind picked up hay and wheat stacks
and scattered their contents broadcast.
Thousands of ncros of growing corn were
flattened to the ground. In one field of 100
acros not a stalk was left standing. Tele
graph and telephone wires aro down In
every direction. The Postal Telegraph
Company has not a pole standing between
Smlthton and Ottervllle. The Western
Union is also badly crippled.
Communication by telephone and tele
graph is totally suspended In some direc
tions, and traffic on the railways Is re
tarded by reason of absence of telegraphic
communication and lallen trees and poles.
MG1IT AT .OOX.
Kansas City, Mo.. Aug. 27. The city was
plunged into darkness at midday, causing
lights to be lit in stores and offices. The
phenomenon prevailed for half an hour, dur
ing which time rain fell In torrents. .Much
alarm was felt, man)' peoplo seeking cover
In fear of a tornado. At the Union Depot
daylight signals could not be seen and the
train service was stopped for thirty min
utes, while women and children ruahed
about crying. No damage resulted.
!TORM AT LAMONTE.
Lamonto, Mo , Aug. 27. The severest
wind and rain storm that ever visited this
section swept over tho entire western part
of Pettis County to-day. It lasted for near
ly one hour, unroofing barns and dwellings,
blowing down outbuildings and laying
growing corn to tho ground. Orchards suf
fered greatly, shade trees were uprooted
and fences blown down. Tho damage will
reach Into thousands of dollars.
APPLE CHOP INJURED.
Rogers, Ark., Aug. 27. The five weeks'
drouth of Northwest Arkansas has been
broken by unusually heavy rains for the
last three days. Heavy winds havo pre
vailed and thousands of bushels of apples
havo been blown to the ground. Apples
that remain will bo greatly benefited.
The nest Prescription for Mnlarla,
Chills and Fever is a bottle of Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic. It is simply Iron and quinine In a
tasteless form. No cure no pay. l'rice Wc.
not causedIy boxers.
Hankow Uprising the Result of a
Paris, Aug. 27. Official dispatches from
Shanghai explain that tho Hankow upris
ing was not due to the Boxers, but was a
plot organl7ed by the partisans of Kang
Tu Wei, the reformer, who proposed to tho
Southern Viceroys a revolt against the
Pekln government. The leaders of the
movement relied upon Chang Chi Tung,
Viceroy at Hankow, for arms, gunpowder
and other agents of destruction.
A proclamation, written in English and
addressed to Europeans, 'was seized. In it
the revolutionists declared themselves op
posed to the Manchu dynasty, but ready
to uphold the present Emperor. They ex
pressed themselves as desirous of founding
a "constitutional government," of protect
ing foreigners and Christians, and of sup
porting the Powers agulnst anti-foreign
The immediate effect of the movement has
been to increase tho peril of Europeans.
Proof exists of disorder and pillage due to
the same movement at widely separated
points. The headquarters of tho conspiracy
is Hankow, from which point It ramified
Into other Provinces.
Several thousands of the supporters of
the movement have received Instructions to
demonstrate In the central valley of the
Yang-tse-Kiang, but the Viceroy has a
sufficient force of regular troops to guaran
tee the maintenance ot order. Twelve of
the conspirators have been beheaded.
STORMING OF TIEN-TSIN.
Battle Described by Lieutenant
St. Paul, Minn, Aug. 27. Lieutenant
Keith Naylor of tho Ninth United States
Infantry, who participated in tho storming
of Tlen-Tsln and who was reported, erto
neously, to be among the killed, has writ
ten a letter to friends in this city, under
date of July 16, which gives the leilOAlng
story of the battle:
"We passed over the first wall without
much loss and took shelter in some mud
houses to get ready for the advance. Final
ly we started, the little Japs in the center,
the British and French on the left and the
United States on the right. A perfect ram
of bullots fell around us, and men fell by
scores. We had no shelter, but wero fotced
to rush from ditch to ditch, every time
under a heavier lire. We Anally arrived di
rectly under the walls of the city, with only
a river between, when the ammunition
gave out. This was at D a. m., and we
stayed all day, until 8:30, when we retired,
and then only pursuant to orders. Our
losses were about 25 per cent of our total
strength, which was 428."
Plies Cared Without the Knife.
Itching, blind, bleeding or protruding piles.
Your druggist will refund your money If
PAZO OINTMENT falls to cure you. 50
ATTEMPT TO KILL,
John Esson Shot Harold Stridiron
and nimself in Hotel Ven-
dorne, Now York.
THERE'S A WOMAN IN IT.
All Three Are From Chicago
Shooting Occurred After a
Debauch and Automobile
Ride bv Xicht.
New York, Aus. 27. Crazed from the ef
fects of a protracted debauch and
mentally depressed hy business troubles,
as it Is alleged, John II. Esson,
a prominent contractor of Chi
cago, tried to kill his friend, Harold H.
Stridiron of No. 113 Sceley avenue, Chicago,
by shooting him twice, and then committed
suicide by shooting himself through the
head. L's.on died instantly. Stridiron is
l.vlng in the New York Hospital and his re
covery is doubtful.
The tragedy occurred a few minutes after
9 o'clock this morning in room No. 307, In
the Hotel Vendome, Broadway and Forty
Had Esson carried out his first Intention,
his victim would have been Miss Lillian
Haes, a handsome joung woman, who
came here Irom Chicago about the middle
of June. The scene of the killing would
have been Mr-i. Coleman's boarding-house.
No. 211 West Fortieth street, and the time
Sunday afternoon Miss Hayes fled when
Esson pointed his revolver at her and es
caped. That murder or suicide, or both,
was intended Is evidenced by this letter,
v.hlch was, found in Esson's pocket. It was
unsigned and unaddressed, and read:
"The better the day the better the deed.
Tho world and my friends will be well rid
of rae. Those who have been kind will
forr!ve me, as I hope God will. I am a
The letter had been written Sunday.
Escape of Mis Hayes.
Esson went to Miss Hayes's boarding
house Sunday afternoon nt 1 n'elne.lr w
had been drinking, and. throwing himself
on a lounge, brandished a revolver. He
talked of suicide, and once thrust the bar
rel of the revolver In his mouth. Miss
Hayes pulled tho weapon away. Then at
Eton's request, she started to unfasten his
shoes. She happened to glance up and saw
that Eison had loveled the pistol at her
Miss Hajes knocked the revolver upward
and rushed downnairs to Mrs Coleman
tailing for help. Esson shortly afterwurds
left the house.
According to Miss Hayes, Bsson had asked
her to marry him, but she declined until he
had become sober. Then he said she would
never marry another man. Miss Hayes says
sho had known Esson in Chicago two or
three years, and that they were to have
been married In a few weeks.
Harold Stridiron came to this dty from
Chicago several weeks ago to se tho Fits-simmons-Ruhlin
fight. He met Esson, who
had arrived here July 1 and was staying
at the Imperial Hotel. The men had known
each other In Chicago, and started to en
Stridiron registered at the Hotel Vendome
Friday evening, and was assigned to room
No. 3u7 on the eighth floor. HIi window
looked out on Forty-first street. Stridiron
Iiad registered as from Baltimore. Stridiron
was with Esson during Sunday evening,
when both had apparently been drinking
heavily, and finally took him to the Hotel
Vendome, whore Esson registered as H. J.
Ford of Boston, and was assigned to room
No. 25S. Both men left the hotel at 3 o'clock
this morning and went to a restaurant In
Broadway. Tliero an automobile was hired
and the men returned to tho restaurant
about S o'clock. It was Just before 9 o'clock
when the men entered the Hotel Vendome
and went to Strldlron's room.
ShootlnK at the Hotel.
Richard Bradley, a colored bellboy, heard
the men quarreling In the room a few min
utes later and hurried to tho office, where
he notilied William E. Whelan, the clerk.
An Instant later pistol shots were heard.
Wholan huriled lo the scene of the trouble.
Both men were without their coats. Eason
was lylns on the floor, dead. Stridiron W3
In the hall In a dazed condition. He was
conscious, but very weak from loss of blood.
He had been shot In the back of tho head
and over one eye. Esson had been shot
through the mouth. The pistol with which
tho double shooting had been done was
found on tho strost below, having been
thrown from the window.
If Esson shot himself. Acting Chief Burns
of the West Thirtieth Street Police Station
is puzzled by the fact that tho revolver
was thrown to the street. Inasmuch as 'he
ambulance surgeon bays Esson'3 death was
Coroner Zucca hurried to the hotel, and,
after viewing the body of Esson, ordered It
removed to the morgue, where later in 'he
afternoon Coroner's Physician Williams per
formed an autopsy. The bullet had passed
through E'don's brain. The body was -e-moved
to Wintcrbottom's undertaking es
tablishment in Sixth avenue.
Coroner Zucca went to the Now York hos
pital, where he took Strldlron's ante-mortem
statement about 1 o'clock this evening.
He said he lived at No. 119 Seely avenue,
Chicago, and was a lumber salesman. Ho
told of going to his room In the Hotel Ven
dome after the automobile ride with Esson
and i.atd the latter threw himself on the
bed while Stridiron stood In front of the
glass changing hid collar.
"While I was standing there," Strldlron's
statement continues, "he shot me. The shot
hit mo in the back of the head. Before I
could do anything he flred again. I ran out
of the room und into room No. 309. After
firing two shots at me, Esson fired another
shot and I saw him stagger toward the win
dow. He then staggered back and fell to
ward the door. It was then 1 ran out into
"On Saturday afternoon he told me ho
had attempted suicide and been stopped. Ho
did not tell mo when or how. He hail been
drinking heavily for the last month. He
also asked me to telephone to a girl in
Wtst Forty-eighth street, near Broadway,
that lie had attempted suicide. Shortly
after I had telephoned, the girl came to tho
.side door ot McC'o)'s saloon, where wo
were, and said: 'I want my pin.' He and
she went out together.
"While in the automobile thU morning he
said he expected 5-.000 to he given to him by
the girl, we, haJ a policeman In the auto
mobile with its. A week ago I took a re
volver irom him and gave it to 'Tom'
O'Hoiirke to keep."
Before the Coroner arrived, two friends
of Stridiron had called on him. One of
these took Strldiron's. money and valuables.
To one of the visitors Stridiron said he was
standing in front of the mirror when Es
son asked "Where's Lillie?" evidently
meaning Miss Hajes.
Stridiron said he assured Epson that ho
knew nothing of the whereabouts of tho
young woman, and then came tho shots.
Stridiron did not make this statement to
While Esson was lying dead and Strid
iron was In the hospital. Miss Hayes was
hearching for the former. She said that
Esson, while at her house on Sunday, had
taken rings valued at Jl.CCO.
Esson and Stridiron were well known in
upper Broadway, and esp'cially at "Kid"
McCo)'s and "Tom"' O'Rourke's. Miss
Hayes went to the former place and was
told of the tragedy. Bursting Into tears
she hurried to the Hotel Vendome and in
quired about her diamond rings. She was
told they lnd not been found in either
Strldiron's room or Esson's. In the latter's
clothes but 18 cents had been found.
Minn Hayes's Statement.
When seen this evening. Miss Hayes said
Esson was 37 years old and unmarried.
"I have known him about three years,"
she continued. "I live In Chicago, on the
South Side. Stridiron I met about two
weeks ago. I was introduced to him by
John. They had offices together In the
Chamber of Commerce building In Chicago.
I came here about the middle of June and
Mr. Esson came here on July L For the
first time in seven years he began to drink,
on July 5, and since that tune has been
on a continual debauch.
"We were to be married," said Miss
Hayes. "He asked rae only on Saturday to
marry him, but I said I would not until lit
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had stopped drinking. He then said I would
never marry any other than himself. On
Sunday he got here about 1 o'clock In the
afternoon. He was intoxicated and threw
himself on the lounge. He asked me to
take off his shoes, and I started to do It.
"I turned my head and saw that he had
leveled a revolver at me. I knocked It
aside and ran. He had It pointed in his
mouth once and I tried to get it from him.
He loft about half past 3 o'clock and later I
went to my trunk and found that ray dia
mond rings were sone. He made a will in
my favor a short time ago. There is $10,000
due him on a contract and the city of Chi
cago owes him $3,500 on another. Ho was
despondent because he could not get the
Persons who knew Esson said to-night
that he had come to the city to make a
contract. If possible, for Eome of the work
on the Rasld Transit tunnel. John B.
McDonald said he did not know Eon, ajid
thnt the only Chlcagoans who obtained con
tracts were Hajes Bros, and Beneziette
Williams, civil engineers.
TWO WARKAATS FOR STR1DIROX.
Chicago, Aug. 27. There are two warrants
out here for tho arrest ot H. H. Stridiron
one obtained by his sister. Miss Ann Strid
iron of No. 119 Seeley avenue, charging him
wltji the nonsupport of his two daughters.
14 and 13 years old. They are living with
an aunt. Miss Stridiron is prostrated by
the news from New York and refuses to bo
The other wirrant against Stridiron Is In
behalf of Marshall Field & Co, on the
charge that he attempted to pass a worth
less check on the firm.
Until his departure for New York, a
month ago, Horace H. Stridiron was one of
the well-known figures In the places where
ward politicians and sporting men congre
gate. He was known as "Hot Strld."
Stridiron had been paying teller of the
First National Bank. About 1890 he began
to dabble in politics. At that time he lived
on the West Side. Through hard work he
obtained the portion of chief comparer In
the County Recorder's office under Samuel
Chase. He was discharged. It is said, be
cause of his attentions to a young woman
in the office. Stridiron subsequently became
salesman for different lumber Arms, his lat
est position being with the Superior Lumber
Company. He left this concern a few days
before he went to New York.
BOERS HELD THEIR OWN.
Roberts Reports Battle Near Dal
manntha Gen. Olivier Captured.
London. Aug. 17. The following dispatch
wns sent to-day by Lord Roberts:
"Belfast (Sunday), Aug. 25. Enpaged the
enemy the greater part of the day over a
perimeter of nearly thirty miles. Little
ton's division and two brigades of cavalry,
all under Buller, operated southwest of
Dalmanutha. French, with two brigades of
cavalry, moved northwest of Belfast, driv
ing the enemy to Lekenviy, on the BclfaBt
Lydenburg road. As soon as French reached
Lekenviy Pole-Carew advanced from Bel
fast in support.
"The enemy. In considerable strength, op
posed Buller's nnd Pole-Carew's advance.
He brought three long toms and many
other guns and pompoms (quick-firing
guns) Into nctlon. The firing, until dark,
was hot and persistent. Buller hopes his
casualties will not exceed forty. Pcle-Carew
has not yet been reported.
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Roplv to Congratulations Sent;
Washington, Aug. 27. On August 8, 1900;
upon receipt of tho dispatch from Min
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that all connected with the American Le
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