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WJDiNESUAl' MORNING, JUNE 20, 1900.
first Session Throws No
Light on Vice
THE PRESENT SITUATION
Roosovolt May Havo tho IVomina
tion by Expressing His Willing
ness to Accopt He Pleads with
Delegates Not to Voto for Him.
Senators Piatt and Quay Aro En
ginooring the Roosovolt Campaign,
and tho Lattor Assorts Positively
That tho Rough Rider Will Bo
Nominated Evidences, Appear
Howovor, That Indicato That tho
Roosevelt Stampede Is Nearly Out
of Breath Sonator Hanna's Coat
Is Off Scones at Convention Hall.
Wolcott's Speech Scrantonians
Special from a Stall Correspondent.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 19. The first
session of tho Republican national con
vention ended with the vice-presidency
Involved In a greater maze of doubt
than ever. The Indications are that
before the night Is over the man who
will be named for vice-president will
have been decided upon.
The situation just now Is this: Gov
ernor Roosevelt can have the nomina
tion If lie says the word. Instead of
saying It, he pleads with delegates not
to vote for him. This Is unusual and
dramatic enough, but the Rough Ride
must make It more so by leaving It to
be inferred that he will accept It If the
convention nominates him against his
Senator Piatt and Senator Quay are
running the Roosevelt campaign, the
former somewhat under cover, the lat
ter openly. Senator Quay said, f.
night, with one of his quiet smiles, that
Roosevelt will be nominated: and he
said It as If he meant it. Neverthe
less, tho Roosevelt boom Is losing
Senator Hnnnn, tonight, has his coat
Jff and Is leading tho movement to
stem the tide of the delegates toward
New York's governor. There are "do
ings" at Hanna's apartments In the
Walton, tonight, that aro expected to
end the uncertainty about the vice
presidency. How successful the "doings" will bo
Is the question thousands are trying to
answer. If Roosevelt Is eliminated
from the contest tho choice of the con
vention will be between Representa
tive Dolllver, of Iowa: Senator Fair
banks, of Indiana, and Secretary of the
Navy Long, with the possibilities In
the order In which the names aro men
tioned. Scenes at tho Hall.
Tho convention was an Inspiring
sight. The hall is bedecked in a way
that is nt once beautiful and artistic,
and when the immense crowd was as
sembled within Its walls, today, the
view from tho press gallery was pic
turesque In tho extreme.
, As tho notables arrived they were
Riven a hearty greeting. Sonator Quay
was one of tho first and most loudly
received. Then came Senator Hanna,
Senator Piatt, Senator Depew, Former
Governor Taylor, of Kentucky, and a
long line of others.
The demonstration when Governor
Roosevelt ai rived was not what was
expected, but no man on the door of
tho convention was more eageily
sought by delegates while the conven
tion was In session. The Pennsylvania
delegation has an admirable place in
the center of the convention hall, a few
rows of seats behind New York.
The speech of Senator E. O. AVoIcott.
of Colorado, as temporary chairman,
was a masterly effort. He went over
all of the public events that will bo dls
cussed by campaign orators this fall,
and gave utterance to sentiments that
vll be the Inspiration of thousands of
orators during the months to come.
One of the sentiments expressed by
him that caused tho wildest enthusl'
asm was this: "Our dead lie burled In
the sands of Luzon and over that con
secrated soil no foreign flag shall ever
wave." Senator Wolcott spoke for on
hour and ten minutes, and at the con
clusion of his address received a great
The Scranton Visitors.
Other Scrantonians here.besldes those
mentioned In yesterday's dispatch, aro
Colonel Arthur Long and C. H. Derby,
alternates; J. L. Connell, J. A. Mc
Anulty, Deputy Attorney General F.
W. Fleltz, County Auditor William
John, School Controller John H. Phil
lips, John Reynolds, J. Soamans, II. I!.
Jadwln, 13. A. Jones, of Arehbald, and
R. Willis Reese, of Old Forge.
J. F. Mitchell.
Twelfth National Gathering of Re
publicans at Philadelphia.
fly Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Juno 19. Chairman
Hanna. with a rabbit's foot suspended
from a miniature of McKinlcy In the
lapel tf Uls coat, surveyed an Imposing
spectacle when ho called tho twelfth
Republican national convention to or
der In the spacious export exposition
building In West Philadelphia at 12.35
o'clock today. In the valley below him
were crowded tho 1.S00 delegates and
alternates, and stretching nway to tho
four corners of tho immense hall were
endless vefltas of people rising In ter
raced scats to tho walls. He looked
into tho faces of fully 1G.O0O men and
women. Opposite in a broad gallery
were massed a hundred musiclans.thcir
leader a more pigmy In the distance.
Tho platform on which he stood Jutted
out like a huge rock Into an ocean of
humanity. Below him and flanking
the stage was an embankment throng
ed with tho representatives of the
ptess of" the country.
Above was a riot of flags, bunting,
eagles, shields, the whole scheme of
tho elaborate decorations culminating
In a huge portrait of McKlnley nest
ling In the graceful folds of the Ameri
can flag. About him wore the working
leaders of his party and behind, among
tho dignitaries and honored guests of
the convention were white-haired men
who had been present at tho party's
birth In this city, almost half a cen
It was not a riotous convention.
There were no wild outbursts of en
thusiasm from the frenzied partisans
of ilval candidates, no entrance of
delegations with banners to set tho
multitudes cheering, no fierce shrieking
and clashing of candidates' managers
over rules of procedure and contesting
delegations. Tho chieftain In the com
ing battle had already been selected
by the unanimous voice of the Republi
cans of the country. The man who
had stood at tho holm of the ship of
state for four years was their un
broken choice. Tho platform was the
record of his administration. Tho only
question that remained for the conven
tion to decide was tho vice presidency
and It was not a sufficient bone of con
tention to produce the tumultuous
scenes which usually attend the assem
bling of a national convention. Tho
convention today was the dignified
gathering of the representatives of the
Republican party to ratify formally
the wishes of the millions whose au
thority they hold.
Callod to Order.
The convention was called to order at
12.37 p. m. by Senator Hanna.
Senator Hanna put In an appearance
soon after 12 o'clock, but owing to his
short stature few noticed his arrival
and there was scarcely a ripple of ap
plause. Ho shook hands warmly with Sena
tor Wolcott, Rev. J. G. Bolton and sev
eral of tho other original Republicans
who were Invited to the stage In honor
of their attendance at the first name of
At 12.10 a photographer took a snap
shot at the stage. The camera was
pointed directly at Hanna, who sat
near the speaker's table, chatting with
somp of the national committeemen.
Postmaster General Smith, one of the
several vice president possibilities, was
given a hearty greeting by the dele
gates who had arrived at 12.10 o'clock.
At 12.3."i o'clock the band played "The
Star Spangled Banner." Hark Hanna
arose and tho entire audience did like
wise and a great shout was given. At
12.37 o'clock the convention was called
to order by Senator Hanna. As the
tap of the gavel sounded through the
immense hall a cheer arose. "The con
vention will come to order," said Han
na. Prayer was offered by the Rov. Dr.
Bolton, of Philadelphia. Dr. Bolton Is
a distinguished looking clergyman. He
has a white moustache and a thin
frings of iron gray hair on tho sides
of an otherwise bald head. He wore
ecclesiastical robes and spoke In a clear
voice that could be heard In all parts
of tho hall. Tho convention hall was
hurhed during the prayer; several of
the delegates standing with bowed
heads beside their seats. The flutter
of fans In all parts of the auditorium
was the only movement.
At the conclusion of the prayer Han
na arose and again a wave of applause
swept over the hall.
"Tho secretary of the national con
.enrion will now read the call of the
convention," said Hanna. As Colonel
Dick arose, he was greeted with hand
clapping and cheers.
Sonator Hanna's Speech.
The preliminary business being con
cluded, Hanna began his speech.
It was as follows:
"In bidding you welcome, I want to
congratulate you on meeting here, the
representatives of tho Republican con
vention to Philadelphia, the cradle of
liberty, the birth place of the Repub
"The Republican party witnessed the
success of the great principles of the
party, which resulted In the prosperity
of the country." (Cheers.) He ex
tended the thanks of the national com
mittee to Philadelphia; especially to
the mayor. At this point there was
loud cheers. Ho said he need not re
mind the delegates that their duty was
one of deliberate Judgment for which
they would bo held to account by their
party and by the country.
"We are now forming our battalions
for another campaign under tho lead
ership of this great man, Major Wil
Here the convention went wild.
Cheer after cheer rang through the
hall and the enthusiasm continued for
several minutes. Then Hanna said:
"Before I lay asldo my gavel and re
tire ao chairman of the national com
mittee, I desire to reiterate my sin
cere thanks to every member of tho
committee that aided me."
Hanna said that he wanted to make
ono suggestion: "Always trust the
people," and glvo to the new national
committee about to be chosen the
motto of the committee of 1590:
"Thero is no such word as fall."
In conclusion, Hanna said It was his
great ploasuto to now present to you
the distinguished senator from Colo
rado, Mr. AVoIcott, as temporary chair
Mr. Wolcott spoke an hour and ten
minutes and when his brilliant pero
ration closed thero was an enthusias
tic demonstration of approval, dele
gates standing on chairs and waving
hats, fans, umbrellas and handker
chiefs, while at the samo time the
band added the enlivening strains of
a patriotic air.
Mr. Wolcott received many hearty
handshakes from those about him, and
then turned to tho business of tho
irVrt'nnM rn Pse. !.
The Roosevelt Stampede
Still Threatens the
HANNA IS STILL ACTIVE
Earnest Efforts on Part of Mr.
Hanna and Col. Roosovolt to Turn
tho Delegates in Direotion of Other
Candidates for Vice Presidency.
Tho Chances of Secretary Long
and Representative Dolliver Aro
Improving Now Jersoy in Line.
Special to the New York Tribune and Published
by Special Arrangenunt with That Paper.
Philadelphia, June 19. Sonator Han
na's efforts to "protect" Governor
Roosevelt from a vice presidential
nomination, which ho has put aside
with many varying degrees of empha
sis and persistence, bore 'further fruit
today, when one of tho additional dele
gations on tho point of Joining the
Roosevelt stnmpedo were Induced eith
er to assume neutral attitude or de
clare openly for other candidates than
the New York governor.
At Its meeting this afternoon tho
New Jersey delegation, under Senator
Scwell's leadership, voted unanimously
to support John D. Long, of Massa
chusetts, for tho vice presidency, at
least on tho opening ballot. Senator
Scwell's political relations with Mr.
Hanna and tho other spokesmen of the
administration here are close and cor
dial; and the decision of the New Jer
sey leader to lend a hand in upsetting
the Piatt-Quay scheme of forcing Gov
ernor Rposovelt on the national ticket
was a logical and natural one. New
Jersey, too, has acquired the habit in
recent national conventions of point
edly opposing tho policies adopted by
Its two powerful .eastern and western
At Minneapolis, In 1892. New Jersey
took no part In tho coalition formed
by New York and Pennsylvania to de
feat President Harrison for re-nomlna-tlon.
At St. Louis in 1800.
Again at St. Louis, in 189G, it re
fused to 'Join in the movement con
ducted by Mr. Piatt and Mr. Quay to
prevent tho nomination of President
McKJnley, reaping a substantial re
war In tho subsequent choice of Gar
ret A. Hobart to complete the national
ticket. History was only repeating It
self therefore when the New Jersey
delegation voted to stand aloof from
any enterprise to stampede the con
vention with which New York and
Pennsylvania had conspicuously Iden
Of the other delegations on which tho
chairman of the national committee
brought pressure to bear to prevent an
expression of opinion on Colonel Roose
velt's candidacy, Inatana, Wisconsin
and Nebraska, postponed action. Ohio
and Illinois held no meetings. In Kan
sas and Michigan, however, the desire
of the average western aelegate to sac
rifice Colonel Roosevelt's personal In
clinations to the general paity Judg
ment was too strong to bo suppressed.
Kansas and MIssouiI decided to stand
with Pennsylvania and California in
forcing a nomination upon him In splto
of his protests, and !n Michigan a
majority of those delegates declared
themselves In favor of tho same courso
of action. These demonstrations of the
extent and vitality of the more radical
Roosevelt sentiment were a fresh proof
of the danger with which Mr. Hanna
and the other "protectors" of Mr.
Roosevelt's consistency wore still
threatened, after last night's appar
ently unconvincing appeal.
As ex-Senator Quay put the case for
the advocacy of Roosevelt's nomina
tion by brute force of necessity, there
has been no real change In the situa
tion since yesterday. Governor Roose
velt is the logical candidate for the
vice-presidency, and unless he decls
lvely stops the movement to make him
the nominee ho will certainly be nomi
nated. In spite of the fluctuations of feeling,
the action of tho New Jersey delega
tion led to a vigorous revival during
the early part of the day of the hopes
of the other candidates for the vice
presidency and their supporters. Be
fore tho convention had assembled,
Senator Lodge, the recognized man
ager of Secretary John D. Long's can
vass, was apparently sanguine of the
Massachusetts candidate's success.
"Secretary Long's chances," said Mr.
Lodge, "are the best of any candidate
In the field, with Roosovelt out of tho
way, and It looks as If the danger of
a Roosevelt stampede was over. Our
candidate will wlt. His chances are
Improving every hour, and wo mean
to nominate him."
Decision of Now Hampshire.
The decision of tho New Ilampshlro
delegation to givo an undivided sup
port to the secretary of tho navy had
solidified New England In his Interest.
Up to today tho New ilampshlro
leaders had felt that no eastern can
didate could succeed If New York were
to bo passed over, and had been pre
paring In that contingency to make
a second choice from among tho recep
tlvo or active aspirants fiom the mid
Texas was known to havo a decided
leaning toward Long, nnd with Mr.
Hanna's aid It was apparent that tho
delegations from other southern states,
., .i,1n-t vin-,,1, o,,,. earn-
Una, Georgia and Tennessee, could
easily be brought into line with Now
England and New Jersey. Such a com
bination premised about 200 votes for
Mr. Long on lis llrst ballot, with the
prospect of material accessions from
the far west and middle west, after
local pride had been satisfied by tho
complimentary votes cast for various
"favorite v n" candidats
Mr. Dollivor'a Gains.
Representative Uollivcr's candidacy
gained also notlcably In momentum.
The Iowa delegation renewed with
vigor the canvass which they had sus
pended till Mr. Roosevelt's latest dec
lination could bo Issued, and today
Mr. Dolllver's managers asserted that
they would make a fight to a finish
for him, whether tho New Yorker re
entered the field or not. Said Colonel
G. W. French, ono of tho delegates-at-large,
in summing up the situation
this morning: "We refrain from active
work In behalf of Dolllver until Gov
ernor Roosevelt had declared himself,
but now we are for Dolllver to the
end, nnd our delegation cannot bo
stampeded for Roosovolt under any
circumstances. We believe that Gov
ernor Roosevelt Is an honest man
and that when ho says he doesn't want
the nomination he means It. It Is sim
ply a case of Tom Piatt trying to
foice Roosevelt upon the convention
to servo his own ends."
With Roosevelt out of tho way tho
Dolllver managers count on tho sup
port of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, West
Virginia, Kentucky, with aid from
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana and
after the first ballot of some of the
Rocky mountain nnd coast states.
Sonator Hanna Active.
Senator Hanna's activity In check
ing the tide of sentiment toward
Roosevelt by urging other aspirants to
continue their canvasses resulted also
In tho determination of tho Virginia,
West Virginia and Kentucky delega
tions to present vice presidential can
didates. Kentucky proposed to glvo
complimentary voto to ex-Governor W.
O. Bradley, who was the state's choice
for tho presidency at St. Louis four
years ago. West Virginia will prob
ably support Senator Stephen B. Elk
Ins. Virginia will givo her vote to
cither Senator Elklns or his colleague
and ardent suppoiter, a national com
mittee man, Nathan B. Scott. These
three states will thus carry sixty-two
votes Into the scattering column of
tho first ballot. Minnesota may, or
may not, glvo a complimentary vote
to ex-Goveinor Washburn, If It does
eighteen more votes will be put at
first In tho scattering column,
DENVER POST CASE.
Associated Press Files Answer to
Writ of Mandamus.
Springfield, III., June 19. In the Su
premo court today the Associated Press
filed Its answer to tho petition of tho
Denver Post for a writ of mandamus
to compel tho Associated Press to fur
nish news service to the Post.
Tho answer says tho respondent Is a
corporation under tho laws of Illinois I
and under no corporate obligation to
engage In any business outside that
state: It denies the right of the court
to direct It to do business in Colorado.
Tho answer says the order requiring
the Associated Press to furnish Its ser
vlco to the Post would Involve the In
terests of tho Denver Times, a mem.
ber of the Associated Press, and that
it should be made a party, and relies
upon the failure to make the Times a
party as defense against any Judgment
on the petition.
TAMMANY DONS PAINT.
The Braves Prepare to Attend tho
Kansas City Convontion.
New York, June 19. At tho meeting
of tho Tammany executive committee
In Tammany hall today arrangements
were completed for tho attendance ot
tho Tammany delegation at tho Demo
cratic national convontion ot Kansas
District leaders reported that about
400 Tammanyltes would compose tho
delegation. These will leave on two
special trains over tho Pennsylvania
and New Yoik Central roads on Sun
day, July 1.
Austin, Tex., Juno 19. The stalo Democratic
contention meets here tomorrow ami many dele
gates arrived today. There is no formidable con.
test coming before thu roj.Vintlon ovir the
selection ol tho Kansas City delegation.
Volksrust, Transtaal, Juno 19. Tho town guard
of Wakkcrstroom hai surrendered to the llrltUh
and a number n( Mauser, vlth several rifles
ot American manufacture have been handed in.
Hanrahan Knockod Out.
New York, June 10, Tommy West knocked out
Itll'y Hanrahan In tl' second round.
PHILADELPHIA'S CONVENTION HALL.
LAING'S NEK OPEN.
First British Train Went Through
Monday Lord Roberts and Gon.
Bullor Roport 2,000 : Stands ot
Arms Surrendorod by the Burghors
in Pretoria To Bo Used to Equip
British Prisonora Released.
London, Juno 19. No Important de
velopments maik tho progress of the
British In tho Transvaal. Lord Rob
erts reports that more than 2,000 stands
of arms havo been given up at Pre
toria since tho occupation of tho capi
tal. They are to be used by the re
leased British prisoners, of whom there
aro 148 officers and 3,039 men. Of the
former twelve and of tho latter 248 are
In the hospitals.
Tho total of the British loss Juno 4,
Lord Roberts adds, amounted only to
two men killed and ono officer and
forty-eight men wounded.
General Bullor reports that tho first
train passed through Lalngs Nek tun
nel on Monday, June IS, and proceeded
The flist batch of Mafeklng's sick
ana wounded arrived at tho hopltal at
Deelfonteln on Juno 15.
MISSIONARIES HELD BACK.
Presbyterian Board Will Not Allow
Ito Representatives to Go to China.
New York, Juno 19. The board of
foreign missions of the Presbyterian
church continued lta meeting today, a
number of papers on tho work being
At tho close of tho meeting the ten
young missionaries who have been ap
pointed to north China were called
Into a private room, where they mot
Rov. William Richards, chairman of
the China committee of the board, who
Informed them that tho board had de
cided that they shouid not go at pres
ent, but advised them to hold them
selven in readiness to sail after Sep
tember. U tho disturbances are still
on at that date tho missionaries will
bo sent to sonic safe China port, there
to begin the study of tho language
under the protection of the foreign
STATUE OF HAHNEMANN.
Will Bo Placed in Washington by
Washington, June 19. Tho American
Institute of Homeopathy began Its an
nual se.jslon here today, Dr. Charles E.
Walton, -of Cincinnati, presiding. Tho
chief feature of tho annual convention
will bo the dedication anil presentation
to the government of the beautiful
statue of Dr. Hahnemann, on the east
sldo of Scott circle, Thursday after
Tho president will attend tho dedi
catory exercises, and addresses will bo
delivered by Attorney General Griggs
and other well-known men. The samo
evening the president will give a re
ception to members of tho convention
In the white house.
MR. TOWNE RETURNS.
Nothing of a Political Nature Was
Developed at Xagawasaga.
Duluth, Minn., Juno 19. Charles A.
Towne returned today from Mlnocqua,
Wis., whore ho spent yesterday with
William Jennings Bryan, fishing on
Lake Xagawasaga. When naked If
anything of a political nature devel
oped during the visit that might be
made public, ho said with a smile:
"No, it was no political trip, although
wo naturally did have some conversa
tion In reference to tho political situa
tion." Against Secret Societies.
Ilurllnelcn, la., June ID. Tho Swediih Atijrut.
tana Lutheran s.inoil todav adopted a resolution
declaring that tho rules ol tho church shutting
members of secret toclctlfs out ol mtmbershlp
thould be revised. A n mmlttep will bo selected
to ircacut rivlied revolution? at the next annual
Knights of Honor and Faith Curo.
Buffalo, June 19. Tho supreme lodge, Knlghti
of Honor, at today's eskn, lescinded a resolu
tion classing ClirlitUn Rclu.tUU or laitli rurlsti
as hazardous risks.
Fifty Peasants Killod.
Bucharest, Juno 19. Tho Insurrection In Bul
garia Is spreading. Kilty peasants havo been
I lllcd by the military at Duran-Lckah.
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TI1E NEWS THIS MORNING
Weather Indications To Jay:
1 Oereral itoosclt Stamrnlo Still Threatens
t'hst Session of the Contention.
Chinese Cot eminent Illocks Fpeedy Communi
cation vltli the riowery Kingdom.
2 General first Session of the Contention
Fliamlal and Cotrmcrcial.
3 General List of Delegates to the Itcpubllcan
Uncle Sam's Natural Wealth.
Notts and Comment.
5 General Address of Senator Wolcott, Tempo.
rary Chairman of the Contention.
C Local Court Proceedings.
License Tai 11111 to no Killed.
7 Local President Truesdalc Discusses Viaduct
Little Girl's Sad Discotcry.
8 Local West Scraiton nnd Suburban.
9 Hound About the County.
10 Local Live Kens of the Industrial World.
ACCIDENT AT WALTON.
Hotel Elevator Falls Seven Stories.
Five Passengers Injured.
Philadelphia, Juno 19. Tho elevator
In the Hotel Walton fell seven stories
at midnight tonight and Injured five
of the passengers and the elevator
The two passengers most seriously
hurt wero J. G. Piingoy, a delegate
from Oklahoma territory, and Brenton
P. Hall, a delegate from Holding.
Mich. Dr. Burton and Walter Hunter,
of Delaware, Marcellus West, ot Wash
ington, and Dr. Camden, were also
amonr; the Injured.
Prlngey and Hall havo broken legs;
Dr. Camden, of Texas, had an arm
and leg broken, having been thrown
out of the elevator as tho elevator
All of the injured are being cared
for, two having been taken to hos
pitals. Tho accident caused Intense excite
ment. TURNERS AND POLITICS.
Debates Over tho Question of Po
Philadelphia, Juno 19. Tho feature
of today's session of tho convention of
the North American Turner Bund was
a speech by A. Babltelch, of Chicago,
formerly a socialist member of the
German relchstag. He appealed to the
convention to place Itself on record as
being In nctlvo sympathy wltn the
principles of Social Democracy. Philip
Andres, of Nebraska, spoke against
the idea of bringing politics into tho
association and Carl Eberhardt, of Bos
ton, said ho was a Socialist, but
thought It unwise for the Turners to
enter tho field of politics.
The discussion arose during the con
sideration of the platform as submitted
in the majority report with ssveral
Boom for David Bennett Hill.
Trankfort, Ivy., June 19. Judge W. S. Pryor,
rno ol tho Kentucky delegates-ut-largo to the
Kansas Cltj contention today announced that
ho was for former Senator Datid Bennett Hill,
of Niw York, for tlec president. The Kentucky
delegation is dltlded betttecn Hill ami formn
Congressman hhircly, of Indiana, for second
place, with Br an.
llarrlsburg, June 19. These corporations were
chartered today by tho state department:
Karthaus Coal Mining company, Clearfield, cap
ital $.1,0u0; Gibson Gas Fixture ttorks, Philadel
phia, capital S2i5,00O; ( harles J. Heinle Specialty
company, Philadelphia, capital '73,000; 1'. Mining
company, Krie, capital $10D,P00.
Threo Deaths from a Fire.
Buffalo, Juno 19. Three deaths lesulted from a
tenement house fire here last night and a fourth
still follow. Tho dead are: Mis. Gulllona Mi
lauda and her ton eight yean) and daughter ot
fltc. n infant child of Mrs. Mllanda's wu eo
badly burned that it cannot sun It e.
Treasurer of Kentucky.
Frankfoit, Ky., Juno 10. Tho state treasurer's
oltice teas turned otcr today. Treasurer Hager
took charge for the first time since 1S05, the
state ofilces aro In vxclusite control of the Demo
crats. Louis Kalka Dead,
New York, June 19. Louis Kalka, !M sears old,
ttho during a drunken quarrel list Saturday at
bis homo In Newark, N. J,, shot ind killed his,
fatlter, Joseph, and then sent a bullet into his'
own head, died today.
UGLY MOVE OF
Will No Longer Assist la
patches. TELEGRAPH WIRES DOWN
Tho Rofusal of tho Chlnoso to Carry
Despatches by Boat "Will Render
Speedy Communication from tho
Sceno of Action to tho World Im
possible Russia and Japan Do
claro Disinterested Motives in
Sending Troops to Chinn Tho War
Department Rocoivos Intellifjenco
from Admiral Romoy Rogardinji
American War Ships.
Berlin, Juno 19. Tho following semi
ofllclal despatch has been iccelvcd hera
"The Japanese government has beenj
cut off from all communication with
Pekln since June 14. The Jopaneso
consul nt Che Foo docs not report any
thing concerning the destruction of tho
legations at Pekln."
London, June 19. It was announced
today that tho Chinese government hag
notified the cable companies that it is
unable to provide any longer tho dally
boat service hitherto run between
Taku and Che Foo whereby despatches
wero filed after the destruction of tho
It was further learned that It was
quite likely that even Cho Foo, which
Is over 200 miles from Taku, will not
long be available for sending cables.
The nearest point of communication
with the outer world will then bo
Shanghai, six hundred miles from tho
seat of operations.
Tho reason for the probable isolation
of Che Foo consists In the fact that
It Is only connected with the main lino
by loops. Tho junction Is inland at
Chin Ing, nnd Boxers are believed to
be In that neighborhood. If they nro
successful their first step is sure to bo
the destruction of the lino.
All despatches now coming from
Taku are taken to Che Foo In vessels
of the powers, which may shortly havo
to go to Shanghai. This tedious meth
od of communication may exist for
some ttmo after the united forces reach
The llrst opening of communications'
between Taku and Pekin will undoubt
edly be by means of military wires,
which will bo taxed to the utmost by
the demands of tho commanders of tho
various nations. So complete Is tho
destiuctlon of the company's wire be
tween Tien Tsln and Pekln that It Is
estimated It will take many days to
restore them, even after the united
forces control that portion of tho
country. Hence all signs point to long
lapses between direct news and tho
little that leaks out, except such of tho
reports as tho governments choose to
Mcssago from Romey.
Washlnyton, June 19. When tho oN
flclnl day closed It was found that a
message received In the morning from
Admiral lii-mey at tho navy depart
ment, touching on the readiness of tho
Prlncrton and Marietta and Zallio for
immediate scrvlc, represented all tho
news that had come to tho government
ftom the east since yesterday. Ono
fact of tho utmost importance devel
oped, however, namely, that the notlco
of tho Bussian government of Its In
tention to dispatch 1,000 troops to
China was accompanied by an under
standing that these troops wero to bo
used for tho assistanen ot Uuropeans
and Americans, and w:th no purpose)
ot terrltoiial aggression on the part
of Bussla. This assurance was re
ceived with the greatest satisfaction.
Lord Pauneefote, the British ,-)mbas-sadr.r,
called at the stato department
this afternoon and spent n halt hour
In conference with Secretary Hay. His
lordship had no news from his own
goxernment hoyond that conveyed by
the newspapers lespectlng the devel
opments In China, and ho wns par
ticularly anxious to bo Informed as to
the details of the reported battle Sun
day morning. The state department
was without infoimatlon on this point.
It Is expected that Admiral KempfC
will bo heard from within a day or
Tho difficulties in tho way of speedy,
communication between tho navy de
partment and Admiral Kempff nro
Illustrated In the series of messages
that havo come in tho last forty-eight
hours from the cable oftlces. Yester
day the department was informed that
while the wire system beyond Che Foo
and leading up to Taku and Tlen-Tsln
had been cut, It had been arranged
that a dally steamboat should take
messages for these points at Chee Foo
and carry them to their destination up
tho river. Though this arrangement
Involved a day's delay, It was accept
able, and the authorities were disap
pointed at receiving today the follow
ing notice from the cable office:
"Cable otllco reports Chinese admin
istration cancelled arrangements for
postal service from Cho Foo to Tlen
Tsln and Taku. Tho Great Northern
route through Siberia wilt do Its utmost
to get telegrams through to Tlen-Tsln,
but messages can bo accepted only at
WEATHER FORECAST. -p
Washington, June 10. Forecast fof
4- Wednesday and Thursday! Kastrm Penn-, -f.
-4- aylrania, fair and Warmer Wednesday -f-
4- and Thursday; light fresh to northreait- -
erly winds. 4.
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