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TWO CENTS.
TEN PAGES.
SCRANTON, . PA., TIll'RSDAY MORNrNG, JUNE 21, 1900.
TEN PAGES.
TWO CENTS.
V
LOOKS LIKE
ROOSEVELT
The Nomination Will Be
Forced Upon Hero
of San Juan.
HE CANNOT DECLINE IT
Failure to Nominates the President
and Ovation to Mr. Quay the Fea
tures of the Convention The
Pennsylvania Senator Given the
Biggest Applause of the Day The
Scranton Delegates Arc Asked to
Support Secretary Long.
fpccinl from a StnlT Correspondent.
Philadelphia, June 20. The two fea
tures of today's convention were the
failure1 to nomlnnto a president nnd
the marvelous ovation glvn to former
Senator Quay.
It was the tirst genuine general mti
bur.st slnco the opening of th" conven
tion, and utM-ncted nil the more at
tention py that fact. If there was any
doubt about the hold Senator Quav n-s
on the affections of the Hopubhen
workers of the country, today's con
vention removed it. The chci rs and
hurrahs onmo not only from the spec
tators' galleries, but from all parts of
the space reserved for delegates. The
entire delegations of the majority of
the states were on their feet cheering
for the man from Heaver, who received
the tribute with becoming modesty it
was one of the proudest moments of
his life, ho'vevcr, and after he return
ed from the platform to his place in
tho Pennsylvania delegation, expressed
to Delegate Thomas H. Dale, of Scran
ton, who was seated beside lilin, his
appreciation of the kindly fVellns'9 of
those in the convention.
"Old Man" Is Still It.
Today's demonstration would indi
cate that Hi'.1 "old man" is a Ions way
from being a dead ono in politics.
Quav was called to the plntforrn by
general demand of tho delegates to
state his reasons for desiring to amend
tho rules ro that hereafter the repre
sentation In Republican national con
vention vlll be based on Republican
vote;, cast for president instead of on
the population. The rule will cut the
number .if delegates from some of the
soiuliein Males Uown greatly. Quay's
amendment Is the first thing to be con
sidered tomorrow morning after tho
convention meets.
So much time was consumed with
tho reports of committees, speeches by
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, perma
nent chairman of the convention, and
Senator Fall banks, of the resolutions
committee, that it was deemed unwise
to take up tho matter of naming a
president this afternoon.
Major Everett Warren was one of tho
Urst members of the Pennsylvania
a legation to take his seat this morn
int. Soon after came Congressman
Conncll, and-a little later Senator Quay
entered tho convention hall and took
a seat beside Mr. Connell. The two
chatted for a time, until the gatheiln
group of delegates who wanted the tar
of the former senator ended tho talk.
After the adjournment of today'a
session the Pennsylvania delegates
met In their headquarters, on Locust
street, and received a visit from tlio
Massachusetts delegation, who came to
lay before the Pennsvlvanlans tlvi
claim of Secretary of the Navy Long
to tho vice-presidency. The Ray state
men were very cordially received, but
were given no direct assurance that
Pennsylvania would vote for Long.
Roosevelt Is tho Man.
Tonight It Is certain that Roosevelt's
name will go before tomorrow's con
vention, and It seems almost equally
certain that he will be nominated. It
lie doesn't want the nomination, he will
have to say so on the floor of the con
rention, and no ono believes he will do
!hat. If Roosevelt should bo ellmln
ited from tho situation the nomination
may go to Hon. J. P. Dolllver, who,
next to Roosevelt, Is the popular Idol
Jf the convention.
President McKlnley will be noml
tated tomorrow by Senator J. P. For
tker, of Ohio, who presented his name
o the convention of 1S9G. There will
io four seconding speeches, and one of
hem wilt bo by Roosevelt, The latter
eceivod qulto an enthusiastic recep
lion today when, with Governor Slinw,
If Iowa, he escorted tho permanent
halrman of tho convention to the
jlatform.
The Scranton delegation was rein
forced today by tho arrival of Hon.
ohn R. Farr. J. F. Mitchell,
NOMINATIONS
ARE DUE TODAY
Probabilities That an Unparalleled
Spectacle Will he Presented.
Roosevelt the Man.
Philadelphia, June 20. President Mc
Klnley was not renominated at the
session of tho Republican national con
vention today. Hut tomorrow will wit
ness, in all probability, tho unparal
leled spectale of both the presidential
and vlce-presidentiui candidates being
Dominated by acclamation. Senator
Hanna threw up the sponge today. Ho
found he could not stem tho tide of the
topular favorite without using the dl
". influence of the administration at
Washington. And this he could not
get. Possibly even with it ho might
have failed. Hut without it the. task
Was hopeless.
The president would have no hand
in an effort to control the convention.
He made known directly to Mr. Hanna
his wish that the will of the conven
tion should not bo thwarted, and when
that unequivocal word came Mr. Han
na reluctantly abandoned the fight.
With his rctlrtment from the contest
against the Empire state governor both
nominations could have been made be
fore the convention adjourned today.
The original programme was to re
nominate McKlnlcy today and to
nominate the candidate for vice-president
tomorrow. But the national Re
publican committee had made a com
pact with the local Philadelphia com
mittee to keep the convention here for
three days nnd It was feared that it
the nomination for president was made
today the convention might take the
bit In its teeth and wind up the pro
ceedings before dark. Knowing the
temper of the delegates and the crowds
Mr. Hnnna decided to take no risks.
And consequently ine immense throngs
which blackened the vast amphitheater
today were compelled to content them
selves with the routine Incidents con
nected with the permanent orgnnlza-
Copyright l'JOa llockwouei, I
SENATOR HANNA, OF OHIO,
Chairman of the Republican National
Committee.
tion, an oration by Senator Lodge, the
permanent chahman, and the scene
which attended the unanimous adop
tion of the platform. They then re
turned to tho city to wait another
twenty-four hours for the nominations
which they had traveled, some thous
ands of miles, to witness. It was a
great disappointment to most of them.
The machinery of the convention
moved so smoothly that the session did
not afford them an opportunity to let
off steam. There was not the slightest
Jar. Tho wheels moved ns noiselessly
as n Corliss engine. The hand of Han
na was at the helm. He Is an expe
rienced and accomplished engineer.
Not an eccentric slipped. At one point
when the convention scraped on a sand
bar over a proposition advanced by ex
Senator Quay, of Pennsylvania, to cut
down the representation of the Soulli
ern states In future conventions to a
bpls of votes polled for the Republi
can candidate, tho lever was reversed
and tho convention backed off, thus
n voiding the threatened shoal by post
poning n decision upon the subject un
til tomoirow.
The southern delegates without re
gard to color, raco or previous condi
tion, lire very much Incensed over what
they regard as a blow at tin Ir power
in national conventions nnd the giowl
they emitted today Indicates that they
propose to fight In their effort to avert
It.
Again today Governor Roosevelt car
ried off the honors. His entrance was
again the signal for tho most pro
nounced demonstration of the session.
It was ns dramatic as that of yester-
ls?ipj
Msm0''- -'-tMif Jit
Copyright, 1900. Purdy, Boston J
HON. JOHN D. LONG, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.
day and was practically a repetition
of his experience then. He stilWwore
his Rough Rider hat. Some of his aus
terity had departed. With tho relaxa
tion of Mr. Hnnna's opposition the gov
ernor realized that he must succumb
to the Inevitable and appeared to bo
resigned to his fate.
Senntor Lodge, young, brilliant, al
ready .amous ns a scholar, statesman
and historian, made a flno ilgure as he
delivered his nddress as permanent
chairman. His speech was the schol
arly, clear-cut effort expected of him.
Rut it covered the same ground that
Mr. Wolcott went over yesterday and,
although some periods elicited ap
plause, as a whole It did not stir up
any great enthusiasm. Neither did the
reading of tho platform, a very strong
document, by Senator Fairbanks, and
for tho same reason. Both in different
forms were epitomes of the record of
the administration upon which the
ICoitlr.yi cm Page 2. J
ROOSEVELT
WILL ACCEPT
THE HONOR
He Will Be Nominated
by Acclamation
Today.
NO LONGER AMY DOUBT
Senator Hanna Announces That All
of the Vice Presidential Candi
dates Will Withdraw in Favor of
tho Governor in the Interest of
Harmony in the Party A Des
perate Contest to Avoid Nomina
tion Proves Fruitless.
spcri.il to tin N'ih Yolk Tillimio and I'libll'li-d
In "pi'(al Nriangcimtit with lint l'.ipn.
Philadelphia, Pa.. June 20. Governor
Roosevelt Is to bo the Republican nomi
nee for
the vlce-piesidency. He will
be chosen by acclamation tomonow
and will accept the honor offered him
by the national convention. This de
cision was announced late this evening
by Senator Hanna, of Ohio. Accoidlng
to Mr. Hnnna's statement, all tho
avowed candidates for the vice-presidency,
Secretary John D. Long, of Mas
sachusetts; Representative Dolllver, of
Iowa, Lieutenant Governor Timothy L.
Woodruff, of New York, and Irving M.
Scott, of California, submitted to him
this evening n proposal that In the In
terest of party harmony they one nnd
nil withdraw in Mr. Roosevelt's favor.
After a free exchange of .views, the
ex-chalrman of the national committee
frankly told the four candidates that
such a couise would meet the full nnd
cordial approval of the administration,
whose only nnxlety was to give the
sentiment of the party and of the
convention Its freest expression in the
choice of a vice-presidential nominee.
Recognizing, as did the four candidates
themselves, that it was the earnest
wish of the convention that Governor
Roosevelt should till tho second place
on tho national ticket, he heartily ap
plauded their unselfish purpose In
yielding their own creditable ambitions
and assured them that the end sought
was to be accomplished through Col.
Roosevelt's unquestioned and uncondi
tional acceptance of the nomination.
Mr. Hnnna's statement, onco on the
streets, the excitement of the peculiar
ly stirring and complicated canvass for
the viee-presldency which has filled tho
public eye for a week past, suddenly
and peacefully subsided.
Th- Lingular nnd desperate contest
of one man to escape a nomination
sought to be thrust upon him bv po
litical forces, both friendly and hos
tile, had terminated in his surrender.
The topic of political conditions had
proved, a.s It is always likely to prove,
too Htrunt; lor the will of tho single
Indh iilit.il. however powerfully and
peisistently excited, Colonel Roosevelt
had becomo the victim of a movement,
many of the Influences behind which
lie was disposed to distrust nnd com
bat. At tho same time he had been
made the unwilling beneficiary of ono
of tho most spontaneous and flattering
personal tributes known to our recent
politics.
Senator Hanna's rooms were visited
this evening by Senators Allison and
Spooner und other distinguished Re
publicans, and it was known a con
ference was In progress upon tho vice
presidency Later in tho evening Con
gressman Dolllver entered tho Hotel
Walton ard Bought out Senator Hanna.
When after a considerable time Mr.
Dolllver came out of Senator Hanna's
rooms ho stated his name would not
be presented to the convention ns a.
candldatn for vice presldc-nt. He also
predicted tho nomination of Governor
Roosevelt. Lleutennnt Governoor
Woodruff, of New York, who was Jn
his headquarters two flights up stairs,
said frankly that he doubted if lie
should be nominated for vice presi
dent, nnd that in his opinion Governor
Roosevelt would be nominated for
vice president by acclamation tomor
row. pii'"in 11. Odell emerged from
INTERIOR OF
S imi'ir Hanna's rooms about 11
o'llo- K anl said to the newspaper cor
respondents. "Tin. matter of the vice-presidency
C(U lnU) pUcll a snnri that It was left
to Senator Hanna for arbitration
among the candidates, and he has given
assurances that the nomination should
go to New Yoik and that the candi
date would be Governor Roosevelt.
Senator Hanna will soon make a public
statement on this matter."
Finally, William J. Youngs, the pri
vate secretary of Governor Rooose
velt, and Dr. Nicholas Murray en
teied tho hotel und proceeded to Sena
tor Hanna's room and theie was In
stant suspicion that they had come
from Roosevelt, wtio throughout the
afternoon und evening r.nd been at tha
house of a cousin on Spiuce street.
Five minutes passed and then Mr.
Youngs and Mr. Murray came out o
Senator Hanna's loom, and Senator
Hanna sent word to the newspaper
correspondents that he had something
to say to them. When they had gath
ered In his room, he read the follow
ing statement: "The administration
has had no candidate for vice-president;
it has not been for or against
any candidate. It has desired that the
convention should make tho candidate,
and that has been my position through
out." "It has been a fieo field for all under
these circumstances, several eminent
Republican? haviiig been piofosed; all
of them distinguished men with many
friends. I may say now that on be
half of all these candidates, and I ex
cept none, I have within tho, last twelve
hours been asked to give my advice.
After consulting with as many dele
gates ns possible In the time nt mv
disposal I have concluded to accept tho
lesponslblllty Involved In tills request.
"The present situation, with the
stiong and earnest sentiment of tho
delegates from all parts of tho country
for Governor Roosevelt, nnd since
President McKlnley Is to be nominated
without a dissenting voice, It Is my
judgment that Governor Roosevelt
should be nominated for vice-president."
Senator Hnnna wai then asked If
Mr. Long's fi lends acquiesced In his
solectlnn as nn arbitrator.
"Yes," answered Mr. Hnnna. "Mr.
Long, Mr. Dolllver, Mr. Scott, Lieuten
ant Governor Woodruff, in fact, all the
candidates did."
"Was Governor Roosevelt consult
ed ?"
"Governor Roosevelt," replied Sena
tor Hanna, "put his affairs In my hands
also."
The vice-presidential situation ns la
lias developed and will come to fruition
in the nomination of Theodore Roose
velt Is summed up by a careful observ
er as follows:
"Governor Roosevelt was politically
hoiu-st and above board in the dispo
sition taken and held to, that he dl.l
not want the vice-president's ofllce.
P.y nature he Is unfitted for It, for ho
Is very vitally clover and needs work
to care for his surplus energy. Tho
vice-presidency does not supply this.
Nominally, the vice-president presides
over the senate, but that fiugust body
always elects a picsldent who can act
In the absence of the vice-president,
who In reality Is the superfluous fifth
wheel to the governmental coach. It
Is an ofllce that, too, entails entertain
ing and calls for great expenditure,
when ptoperiy kept up, and Roosevelt
is comparatively a poor man.
The ofllce, too, is looked on as a
burial ground of political hopes and all
these things combined to harden tho
governor's determination not to run for
tho ofllce. Sucli was the situation
when Roosevelt came here from New
York and lie came hero ilrmly deter
mined to adhere to his announcement
that he would not run for tho ofllce.
Hut he was absolutely unprepared for
the overwhelming demand for his
nomination ho was called to face and
It Is not too much to say that he was
absolutely overcome. As delegation
after delegation came to him nnd
urged him to run, little by little it was
bornu in on him that he must respond
to this demand of the country for his
services.
In tho meantime, however, other
forces had been at work and there
were those who had axes to grind.
Piatt was and Is at all hazards
crazy to got Governor Roosevelt out
of New York nnd away from the gov
ernorship. The governor's forcing of
tho franchise tax arrayed tho money
ed Interests in n mass against him,
and It is not too much to say that the
representatives of over a billion dol
lars met together nnd determined that
ho must at all hazards bo gotten out
of his position as chief executive of
New York. Piatt stands very near
these interests and knew intimately
of their determination. They coincided
with Piatt's own inclinations, for
Roosevelt has not been an amenable
governor to tho easy boss, and bo
Piatt was for any and every thing
that would get Roosevelt away from
New York
THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION HALL.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL TALK
Theodore Roosevelt Will Probably
Be Nominated by Acclamation.
Philadelphia, June 110. Theodore
Roosevelt probably will be nominated
for vice-president by ucudnmatlon. The
plan is simple, and tho lesult sought
can easily be brought about. There
will be no necessity for a roll-call to
morrow. When the Mine arrives for
nominating a vice-president, the roll
of states will be called. When Iowa
Is reached some delegate will arise and
withdraw Dolllver and place Roosevelt
In nomination. Massachusetts will fol
low, withdrawing Long and seconding
the nomination of the New York man.
This Is tho plan, and If It Is done there
will bo no need of a ballot. Tho stam
pede, which began on Sunday and
which seemed to have iccelved a check
on Monday, will have ended In the
nomination of Roosevelt. A part of
this scheme has already been carried
out. The convention did not proceed
to nominate today, because all parties
interested could not be reached. Sec
retary Long's friends had not been abln
to communicate with him, nnd they
did not feel authorized to withdraw
him until ho could be lnfoimed of tho
situation and his consent obtained. It
is quite probable that had It been pos
sible to gain Secretary Long's consent,
both nominations would have been
made today. It was deemed desirable
not to nomlnnto McKlnley until the
convention was also ready to name his
running-mate. In fact, it is known
that the plan for nonilnnllng Roose
velt by acclamation is tied up with
tho nomination of McKlnley, In order
to gratify the wishes of some of tho
men who have been pushing Roose
velt's claims very hard, and those who
are engineering the latest arrangement
had no objection. Something might
occur to upset tho piesent programme,
In which event tho nomination of all
candidates will bo made and a roll
call forced. Hut even In this contin
gency there Is little doubt now of the.
nomination of Roosevelt.
There are two men who might pro
vent his nomination, but it Is doubtful
if even th- lid stem the tide. They
are William .ucKlnloy and Theodore
Roosevelt. The latter possibly could
do so by making an absolute declara
tion that ho would not accept the nom
ination If made, but now it Is doubtful
If even that kind of a declaration
would stop the stampede, if there was
n direct intimation from the president
that he did not want Roosevelt nomi
nated It would cause a pause, but It
would not necessarily prevent the con
summation of tho plan for tho selection
of Roosevelt. Rut no such action is in
the least anticipated. In fact, the news
pervaded the convention and circu
lated among tho delegates today that
the president did not want the admin
istration used to Influence tho dele
gates for or against any cnndldate.
Mr. Hanna declared that this had been
the position of the president all along,
and that his wishes had to be respect
ed. The free choice of the convention
hns been Roosevelt from tho stnrt and
it has been his own personally ex
pressed wish that he should not be
nominated, together with tho earnest
work of Mr. Hanna in the same direc
tion, that has not stayed the tide even
for a short time.
Roosevelt himself knows that he will
be nominated, and will make no fur
ther statement, nor is there the least
probability that he will decline the
nomination when made. This Is so
well understood that delegation after
delegation today, either by direct vote
or by a general understanding among
themselves, came over to him and made
his nomination assured, no matter how
it is brought about.
Another matter which has contribut
ed to a general acquiescence In the se
lection of Roosevelt is tho fact that
his personality seems to be about the
only thing to bring life Into the con
vention. The known fact tlrnt McKln
ley was to bo nominated by acclama
tion was generally known of nil other
business, including tho adoption of the
platform, over which there was no cci
test, has mado the proceedings some
what apathetic and the belief is gen
eral that tho name and personality of
Roosevelt will rouse tho enthusiasm
which has been lacking.
, Concerning the rumor which was cir
culated that tho convention was to bo
stampeded for Roosevelt for president,
Senator Hanna tonight said:
"I imvo seen the report, nnd ail I
have to say Is that the convention Is
composed of sensible men who nte hero
engaged in an Important duty. That
being tho caso there is not tho least
possibility of anything of that char
acter occurring."
Tho convention meets nt 10 o'clock
In tho morning, and leaders are snn
gulno nnd believe tonight that every
thing will bo over by 8 o'clock. Tho
programme for the nomination of vice
J president Is complete, and New, Yorlt
THE NKWS THIS MOBNINti
Weather Indication! ToJay:
FAIR; WARMER.
1 General Still Look Like Roosevelt,
Tho ("lilncsc Situ itlon.
Roosevelt Will Adept tlio Honor.
2 General "till hooks Like Roo-cvrlt (Con-
cluelid.)
.1 General Address of Senator Lodge, Perman
ent Clialrimn of the Republican Conven
tion. 1 Lditorlal.
News and Comment.
5 General i'ull Tcvt of the Republican Plat
form. 0 Local Leniency Shown by Men's I'nion.
Properties Sold for Unpaid City Taxes.
7 Local June Hridc3 of a Day.
Protests Against the Tu Ordinance.
S Local West Scranton and Suburban.
0 Round About the County.
Northeastern Pennsylvania News.
10 Local Live Industrial Topics.
state will not bo embarrassed In Its
selection of Lieutenant Governor
WooJruff as its candidate.
It Is indeed possible that Lieutenant
Governor Woodruff may himself make
the motion on behalf of New York
state to suspend the rules and make
Roosevelt s nominction unanimous.
That is the probable way that New
York will relieve itself.
It may bo said definitely that Gov
ernor Roosevelt understands this, and
with equal posltiveness it may be de
clared that he will accept the nomina
tion. He has mado a brilliant fight,
a fight rather unprecedented In politi
cal annals, because it has been to
prevent a nomination, not to obtain
it. Ifo has beaten the political leaders
In his jvvn state, he has demonstrated
his ability to play at political checkers
with Senator Piatt and ex-Senator
Quay, and it may bo said that had
these beer, the only elements ho had
to.contend with ho would have Inatcn
them both
Rut from tho west and south hns
come such a strong demnnd for Roose
velt's nomination that It lias shaken
his determination nnd has compelled
leaders who desired to respect his
wishes, leaders close to tho admlnls
tintlon. to bow to a popular feeling
that could not ba suppressed.
Roosevelt Resigned.
For Governor Roosevelt, It may bo
said that he has resigned himself to
the situation. Leaving the convention,
be went directly to the private house
at which Mrs. Roosevelt was staying,
declaring that he had done everything
In his power to stop tlio nomination
and that he was now through. At his
headquarters many delegates called
and were told that he was not to be
seen.
Contrary to expectations, Governor
Roosevelt appeared at his headquar
ters about 9 o'clock, and the first thing
ho did was to abruptly deny the story
that Mr. Piatt lias threatened him
with defeat as gubernatorial candldatn
if he refused tho vlce-president'al
nomination. ,
"The story is an unqualified false
hood, without the shadow of founda
tion," lie said.
Ho had not been In his rooms long
before delegates from California and
Maryland called to assure film of sup
port, and ho did not expess to them
any sorrow over tho result. Later, a
delegation from Iowa called and an
nounced that they had withdrawn their
candidate, Mr. Dolllver, and would
vote for Roosevelt.
Massachusetts called to say that
Senator Lodge desired to seo the gov
ernor, and he left the rooms and did
not leturn again, llo declined, before
leaving, to make any statement.
Hanna's Statement.
Philadelphia, June 20. Senator Han
na tonight authorized tlio following
statement:
The administration lias hod no candidate for
vice picsldent. It lias not been for or ngiinst
any candidate. It has deemed that the conten
tion should mike the candidate, and that has
been my position throughout. It has been a
free field for all. In tin m circumstances tev
cral nromlTuiit Republicans have been proposed;
all of them tlittliuuitbril nun with many friend'.
1 will now tzv that on behalf of all those can
didates, and I except none, that I have within
the list t'vclvo hours bncn asked to give my
advice. After consultlrir with ns many dele
gates as poetlMe in the time within my disposal,
I luvo concluded to accept tho responsibility
liiviiltiil In this request. In the rrcent situa
tion, with the Rtronir and earnest sentiment of
the delegate's fiom nil parts of tho country for
Ooiemor lteosevelt. and since President McKln
ley is to be nominated without a dleientlnj
voice, It is my judpitent that Governor Roose
velt should be nominated for vice president with
the samo uranlmlty."
' 1 1
Refused to Resign.
Ottawa, Uunc 20. Lieutenant Clovernor Mcln
nes, of British Columbia, whs refused to resign
on being reqnetted to do so by the dominion
goverciceut, lias been dismissed.
SEYMOUR IS
AT PEKIN
Arrives After an Arduous
March and FiYc
Battles.
NATIVES DISPLAY COURAGE
Though, Badly Armocl They Fight
with Great Courage as "Well and
Desperatiou Exact States of Af
fairs at Pekln Still Remains n
Mystery,
Washington, Juno 20. The tw.vy do
partment has just given out tho fol
lowing statement regarding tho con-
tents of a dispatch from Admiral
Kempff from Chee Foo, and forwarded
by Commander Taussig, of the York
town:
"Tho department hag received rt
cablegram from Admiral Kempff,
dated 20. He says tho Taku forta
were captured by tho foreign forces
and that heavy firing at Tien Tsln ori
the evening of tho 17th inst. Ho la
making common cnuso with the for-s
elgn powers for general protection.
There aro 100 Americans hero. On
May 31 the number of foreign troopa
at Pekin was 430. There are several
thousand men ashore now at Che Foot
and several thousand troops, Russian,
German and English, havo Just ar
rived."
London, June 20. A' news agency dls
patch from Shanghai, dated June 20,
says:
"After an ardoua march nnd fro
quent lighting with tho Chinese, Vlcff
Admiral Seymour arrived at Pekin
Sunday afternoon. On five occasions
the Chinese attacked the column in
great forca. There were many mount
ed among the Chinese, but most of tho
natives were badly armed. At timea
they fought with admirable courage,
and bravery. Thj losses of tho Chi
nese during the march are estimated
nt COO killed. Tho losses of tho for
eigner! were trifling.
"The exact state of affairs insido
Pekin it is impossible to describe, In
view of the many conflicting reports,
nothing having been received from tha
legations 01 foreigners there.
TRAIN FELL THROUGH BRIDGE.
Structuro Collapsed Two Men Killed
and Fifteen Injured.
Lebanon, Ky., June 20. Two men
were killed, five seriously injured and
ten slightly hurt in a wreck yesterday
on the Meensburg branch of tho Louis
ville and Nashville railroad at Calvary,
six miles from Lebanon. Tho killed
were: George Mullins and J. II. Hous
ton, bridge carpenters. Tho injured
wore: J. IJ. Martin, supervisor; Wil
liam Adams and John Nowland, brldgo
carpenters; E. W. Hagan, baggageman;
Claude Hobson, brakeman, Ed. Smith,
engineer; H. II. Marti, fireman; Wash
Cabell, Archibald Hrown, Charles:
Andes, Robert Bell, Frank Allen and
Walter Miller, bridge carpenters; Glen
Spaulding, Lebanon; C. K, Crawford,
Danville, passengers.
Thirteen carpenters were nt work on
the bridge that crosses Rolling Fork
river. Tho passenger latin was in tho
center of tho first span when the brldga
collapsed and precipitated almost thi
entire train to the bed of tho river.
The last coach, containing twenty pas
sengers, was left hanging over tha
abutment.
Lehigh. Graduates.
Dethlihem, Pa., Juno 20. Shty-clght graiJu,
ates of Lehigh university were given degrees at
the annual commencement today. Tho largest
class was In civil engiieerirg, which numbered
20. There were 17 In mechanical englneerln?, 8
in electrical engineering and the remainder wero
divided. (Jeorge William Rarager, of Hazleton,
was the salutatorlan nnd Louis Ortner, of Drlfton,
valedictorian. The Wilbur scholarship prhe ot
8200 was awarded to V. II. livers, of York,
lfi02. Other prlre winners were B, H, Van
SirMc, 11 V, RIsenhnrt, It. W. Tlioroughgood,
George K. (ioodnin. Toster Hewitt, S. Collan,
w, K. Roberts and P. W. Parsons. The ad
dress to the graduates was made by F, L.
Crammer, of Cornwall, class of 'S9.
President's Order of Amnesty.
Manila, June 20. General MacArthur will to
morrow forrmlly announce Picsldent McKinley'a
order of amnesty. lluer.camlno Paterno and
other prominent I'illplno leaders arc greatly
pleased, as they believe that under the lunnssty
they can bring about the surrernder of Aguln
aldo, who, the-y declare, Is ready and willing to
consider the peace platform ndopted by the Fil
ipino leadcis with a few insignificant excep
tions. Steel Plant Closed.
Columbus, O., June 20. The plant of the Ka.
tlonal Steel rompmy in tliU city, employing
nearly 500 men, was tleiseel down today. Iocal
officers of the company say they do not know
tho reasons for the suspension of operations or
how long it will lat. They are simply acting
In accordance with Instructions from tho No
York ottice.
Fitznarrls and Mullet to Be Deported
Washlngtcn, Junj 20. Tho appeal which was
taken to the state department in tho case of
Fitilfarrls and Mullet, who are under orders in
New York for deportation, lias been decided
against them and the men vvillbo deported,
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WEATHER FOREOAST.
Washington, June 20. Forecast for
Thursilay and Friday: liastcrn Prnnsyb
vanla Fair Thursday and Filday; warm
er Thursday; light to fresh southerly
winds,
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