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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 25, 1900.
Are Being Made for
ACTIVITY AT DEPARTMENTS
Admiral Remey Has Been Ordered
to Mako Taku the Headquarters
of the Asiatic Squadron Will Sail
from Manila on the Armored
Cruiser, Brooklyn The Vessel
Will Also Carry Some of General
MacArthur's Men Oregon to
Leave Hong Kong Desperato
Situation Chinese Government
Asks That the United States Re
frain from Sending More Troops.
London. Juno 25, 3 a. m. The posi
tion of the International forces In the
nectlon of Northern China, whete 10,000
men are striving to keep a footing and
to succor the legations In I'ekln, ap
pears to Increase In peril with every
fresh dispatch. Pekln has not been
heard of direct for fourteen days. The
last dispatch was one Imploring aid.
Admiral Seymour's column of 2,000
vast last heard from twelve days ago.
At that time It was surrounded mid
way between Pekln and Tien Tsln.
Possibly now It has reached Pekln.
The 3,000 Internationals at Tien Tsln
were hard pressed and lighting for
their lives on Thursday and a reliev
ing force of no less than a thousand
had been beaten back to Taku Friday.
Observers on the spot think that 100,
000 men would not bo too many to
Srasp China firmly.
The admiralty has received the fol
lowing from the lirltlsh rear-admiral
"Cheefoo, June 23. Only one runner
has got through from Tien Tsln for
five days. No Information could be ob
tained except that the foreign settle
ment" had been almost entirely de
stroyed and that our people were light
"News Is received as this telegram
Is dispatched that an attempt to re
lieve Tien Tsln on June 22 was re
pulsed with some loss."
The telegram also said:
"The allied admirals arc working In
perfect accord, with the Russian vice
admiral as senior ofllcer."
A press dispatch from Shanghai,
dated yesterday at 4 p. m., embodies
nome later Information. It says:
"Official Japanese telegrams confirm
the jeports of a defeat of the allied
forces at Tien Tsln. The foreigners
there are now placed In a most desper
ate situation. The Russian admiral,
Hlllebrandt, yesterday sent a mixed
force of four thousand from Taku to
attempt the relief of Tien Tsln. Nearly
half of the force consisted of Japanese.
The remainder was made up of con
tingents representing the other na
tions. "The guns of the Chinese around
Tien Tsln are superior to anything the
defending European force has or Is
likely to have for some time.
""The bombardrnent of Tien Tsln
continued Friday. Bomb shelters were
hastily erected by the foreign troops,
largely constructed of wetted piece
goods. The food supplies are Insuffi
cient and the continued shelling Is
reported to be telling terribly.
"Among those killed of the relief
force Friday was the commander of
H. M. S. Barfluer. The foreign cas
ualties were 300.
"Japan Is making every effort. Her
troops ore now arriving at Taku in
large numbers. The Chinese troops In
the province of Chl-Ll include sixty
thousand auxiliaries who have been
drilled by Russian and German offi
cers." Captain Beattty and lieutenant
Wright, British, have been severely
wounded at Tien Tsln, according to a
Shanghai dispatch to the Dally Ex
press, dated Saturday. The informa
tion was brought there by the British
cruiser Orlando from Che Foo, The
losses of the Russians have been
It was reported from Shanghai last
evening that the allied forces had
blown up the Taku forts and that
verj available man had been sent to
Iho relief of Tien Tsln. Two thosand
three hundred Chinese bodies are al
leged to have been cremated at Taku
and more than 4,000 Chinese are said
to have been killed nt Tien Tsln.
Chlnoso runners who have arrived
it Taku report that a foreign force
(vns engaged several days ago with an
jverwhelmlng body of Chinese forty
miles west of Tien Tsln. At Shanghai
It Is assumed that this force was Ad
Boxers at Pekln.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Dally Express says: "I learn from n
mandarin, who stealthily left Pekln on
June 16 and who succeeded nt great
hazard In getting clear, that tho Box
ers aro massed around Pekln and that
more than half of the northern and
western portions of the city, including
the foreign settlement, were aflame
when the mandarin left. He could tell
me nothing as to the fate of the for
eigners, nor much as to the general
situation, but ho had heard that the
empress dowager was preparing to get
to the province of Shan-Si."
A Che-Foo dispatch to the Dally
Mall, dated yesterday, says: "The at
tack on tho Tlen-Tsln relief force was
made by 20,000 Chinese, using machine
tuns and field pieces. The allies were
wise In retreating. Forwarding de
tachment! In this manner Is suicidal,
nd. h defeats of the foreigners, even
though In small detachments, greatly
aids the movement of tho Boxers,
which Is gaining enormously through
the Inability of the foreigners to make
headway against It.
"Practically the whole of Northern
China Is ablaze. Hostilities arc now
conducted on an extended scale, due to
direct odrers from Pekln.
"General Tann Shi Knl, governor of
Shan-Tung, commands 11,000 foreign
drilled troops, organized to a high pitch
of excellence and equipped with Mnus
ors. It was in the plans that these
troops should go to Taku, but the seiz
ure of the forts was effected before
they could get there."
Some of the special dispatches from
Shanghai describe the great southern
provinces of China as still quiet, but
others assert that the news from the
north is exciting the southerners to a
dangerous height of feeling and that
millions may rise any day.
Quiet at Shanghai.
London, June 23. Shanghai is quiet,
but there are fears of a rising. The
action of the consuls In asking for the
departure of tho six Japanese cruisers
was objected to by the senior naval
ofllcer, who informed them that he
had at his disposal a force sufficient
to compel them to leave if they ob
jected to the presence of the fleet. The
Chinese cruisers are heavier armed
than the vessels of the allies, among
whose six vessels is the United States
The Question here is what are the
powers going to do? Japan is prepar
ing to trans-ship this week 10,000 addi
tional troops. Russia is sending down
from Vladlavostock all her available
forces, estimated at from 8,000 to 9,000
men, although recent events have
shown that the number of Russians on
the Pacific coast has been over-estimated.
The Indian council held a spe
cial meeting at Simla yesterday and
considered the feasibility of sending
Russia, according to the Chefoo cor
respondent, has landed a force of Cos
sacks at Pel-Tal-Ho, and another at
Shan Hal Kwan to intercept the Chi
nese troops marching from Manchuria.
A correspondent at Li Kung Tao, on
Wei Hni Wei bay, says that the Rus
sians are sending 30,000 troops all told.
Foreigners nt Pekln Safe.
London, June 23. The Shanghai cor
respondent of tho Times says: "The
director of telegraphs declares that In
formation was received today (Friday,
June 22) to the effect that the for
eigners In Pekln were safe on Wednes
day, June 20, but that all the legations
had been burned except tho British,
Austrian and Belgian."
London, June 25. At Canton the
Boxors are posting Inflammatory pla
cards, of which the following Is a
sample: "Kill all Germans, French,
Americans and English. To have peaco
prevail In the hearts of the people, all
foreigners should be driven out. This
end can be attained in a few days if
wo unite our strength."
Tho British admiralty has ordered
five more cruisers to go to China. This
represents an additional 60,000 tons, the
crews aggregating 3,000.
London, June 23. A St. Petersburg
dispatch says that the new Russian
cruiser Varlag will go direct from
Philadelphia to Port Arthur.
WAP. DEPARTMENT ACTIVE.
Preparations Made That Would Sur
prise the World.
Washington, Juno 24. The navy de
partment this evening Issued the fol
"A telegram from Admiral Kempff,
dated Che-Foo, June 24, says: 'In am
buscade near Tlen-Tsin, on the 21st,
four of Waller's command killed nnd
seven wounded. Names will be fur
lshed as soon as received. Force of 2,
000 going to relieve Tlen-Tsln today.
"The secretary of the navy has wired
Admiral Remey to go with the Brook
lyn to Taku nnd to tender General
MacArthur conveyance of any army
troops which the Brooklyn can carry."
Admiral Kempff's dispatch, giving
the flist definite news, of the shedding
of American hlood on Chinese soli,
came early this morning and was
turned over to Secretary Long as soon
as he arrived at the department. With
Admiral Crownlnshleld, the secretary
carried the dispatch to the white
house, where on the president's re
turn from church it was laid before
him. The determination thereupon was
reached to order Admiral Remey, in
command of the Asiatic squadron, from
Manila to Taku on board of the ar
mored cruiser Brooklyn. The secre
tary and Admiral Crownlnshleld re
turned to the navy department, where
the necessary orders were dispatched
to Admiral Remey. The effect of this
transfer Is to make Taku the head
quarters of the Asiatic squadron.
The Brooklyn Is expected to sail at
once, today if possible, as the orders
sent contemplate getting the admiral
on the scene at the earliest moment.
Tho advantage of this, It was officially
stated, Is not so much In addition to
the strength of the Brooklyn to the
fleet already there, as the fleet is con
sidered by Secretary Long to be quite
adequate, as it is in allowing to the
authorities here to deal directly with
tho situation In China, Instead of
through their circuitous communica
tions by way of Manila.
Emergency of tho Situation.
If the Brooklyn starts today, as ex
pected, it will take her fully a week
to reach Taku, as the trln is 2,000 miles
and typhoons are raging. The deter
mination to carry some of General
MacArthur's troops on a flagship
shows the emergency of the situation.
The troops are believed to be ready to
be moved, but some delay may be
caused In gcctlng on board sufficient
supplies for a largo body of men for a
Admiral Kempff's report that four
Americans wero killed and seven
wounded In tho ambuscade of Wall-
1 er's force caused the gravest concern
among officials, but the chief fear was
as to the outcome of the second attack,
which the admiral reported would bo
gin today. This Is llttlo Bh6rt of tho
dimensions of n battle and its results
may be decisive, not only to the im
mediate force employed, but in deter
mining tho fate of the legations and
foreign settlements at Tien Tsln nnd
also whether the issue Is, or Is not, to
be war In China.
Word reached the navy department
today that the battleship Oregon got
awny from Hong Kong last night,
bound for Taku. This Is two davs
ahead of her exnertoii stnrt. She took
on 164 sailors and marines, brought to
Hong Kong by the Zailro. The big
ship may now have a chance to re
peat her celebrated performance
"around the Horn," as she Is being
crowded for a fast run to the scene
of action. The distance Is about 1,500
miles and if she makesher record time
she will be at Taku In six days, about
the same time that the Brooklyn ar
rives from Manila. These ships and
the Monadnock are tho only ones go
ing to China.
Admiral Crownlnshleld pronounces
untrue the report that the gunboats
Mnrietta, Princeton nnd several other
ships at Manila have been ordered to
Taku. There Is felt to be no need for
them nnd, moreover, with the ships
now under orders to sail Admiral
Remey will have a force which is con
sidered abundantly able to meet every
possible requirement. The Monadnock
has a large complement of men, who
can be used as a landing party, and It
Is this rather than her armament
which makes her so available at this
The war branch of the government
Is preparing for any eventuality that
may arise out of the Chinese situation.
As stated by one of the highest offi
cers of the army, the scale of prepara
tion Is of a magnitude which will both
Interest and surprise the public. But
he added, the Information would be
of even greater interest and service to
any foreign foo which the United
States may be called upon to face
within the next few weeks or months
and for that reason there Is no pur
pose to make public the complete pre
parations making to meet whatever
Issue arises. All that the officials will
say Is that both the army and navy,
if the occasion arises will give a good
account of themeselvcs.
Adjutant General Corbln was at his
desk during the morning and after go
ing over the dispatches went to the
White House, where the president was
about to start for church, so that
there was time only for n brief consul
tation. General Corbln said nothing
had beon received up to that hour from
General MacArthur as to the Philip
pines or Chinese situation. As to the
preparations for China, General Cor
bln refused to say anything except
that the report of a brigade being or
dered there was purely speculative.
The Berlin corerspondence as to the
safety of Baron Ketteler and tho lega
tion at Pekln appear to dispose of
one of the most alarmln? stories of
the crisis. Minister Conger, at Pekln,
Is still cut off from communication
here, and there Is no direct and offi
cial assurance of tho safety of tho
ministers and legations, nor is there a
word of tho relief force, Including tue
Americans, which tried to break
through to Pekln. Secretary Long re
turned from an outing at Hingham
rast night, and today resumed charge
of affalrj, relieving Assistant Secre
tary Hackett. The secretary looks
greatly refreshed. About the first
news that reached him on his arrival
was the fighting and bloodshed of tho
American marine forces near Tien
Later In the day the order contem
plating sending of the monitor Monad
nock to Taku was countermanded. Ad
miral Remey reported that the vessel
had been stripped of her ofllcers, pre
sumably for duties on the other ves
sels, and for this and other reasons
It was not deemed advisable to send
Tho empire has communtcated with
the Chinese representatives In this
nnd European countries, directing
them to request the governments In
terested not to send further troops
to Tien Tsln while the government is
making every effort to suppress the
operations of the Boxers, because of
the suspicions and excitement which
such steps would cause among the
nntlves. Minister Wu laid the matter
before the secretary of state and It
will receive the attention of the gov
ernment. MUST NOT DIVIDE CHINA.
Ex-Minister Barrett States That the
United States Must Protect China
Cincinnati, June 24. Hon. John Bar
rett, ex-United States minister to Slim,
wns here today. Before leaving for
Cleveland, ho said:
"In restoring peace In China the
United States should be the principal
Influence to determine the future and
the fate of China. It Is America's In
fluence only that can successfully solvo
this problem and keep China from
an Impending breakup. America must
stand for the integrity of the Chinese
empire, for we have everything to lose
and nothing to gain by her partition
among the European powers.
"On the other hand, if America al
lows China to be divided the expansion
of our commerce and the extent of our
moral influence will bo absolutely lim
ited by the attitude and policy of Eu
"Another Interesting peril is this:
The United States Is the only power
whose leadership and declaration of
policy Russia would accept."
Bryan and Hearst to Meet.
Chicago, June SI. Colorel llryan tonight held
a conference with Mr. Hearst, of New York;
Samuel D. Cook, candidate for secretary of state
of Missouri, and J. G. Johnson, chairman of the
Democratic national executive committee. Af
ter the conference Mr. llrjsn refused to be in
terviewed, Towne Sacks Out.
Austin, Tex., June ?L Charles A. Towne, tho
Populist nominee for vice president, lias -vrltten
a letter to Maor George A. Watson, of tills city,
In which he fives the inference that if lm it not
the iholtc ol the Democratic party Ur wee
president ho will withdraw.
FIT CONSORT FOR THE GREAT
The Atlantic Transport Line's new steamship Minneapolis, which piles between New York and London, Is the second largest vessel
that has ever entered the Thames. She Is 6:5 feet In length, 65 feet 5 Inches In breuith, with a draught (loaded) of 33 feet. Her twin
quadruple balanced engines give more than 10,000 horse-power, and her speed varies from 16 to 17 knots an hour, according to the
weather. Her sisters, the Mlnnetonka, Minnehaha and Mlnnewaska, soon will be In commission.
HEAR GREEN BAY
Eight Persons Killed on the Chicago
nnd Northwest Train Load of Ex
cursionists Collides with a Freight
Train Eight Killed; Ona Missing
and Forty-four Injured.
Green Bay, Wis., June 24. A north
bound passenger train on the Chicago
and Northwestern road, loaded with
excursionists bound for the Saengerfest
in this city, collided at 10.15 o'clock
this morning with a freight train at
Depere, five miles south of here. Six
persons were killed, one missing and
The dead are: Edward Ttuskle, Fon
Du Lac, Wis., druggist, aged 27; Law
rence Plank, Fon Du Lac, aged 23;
George L. Lloyd, Eden, died on way
to the hospital; Charles Mierswa, 03h
koch; Burt Ives, Oshkosh; Matt Kor
cher, Oshkosh; Adam Weber; man
from Ashland, name unknown. The
missing, Edward Lawson, Neenah.
Tho accident happened Just as the
passenger train was pulling Into the
station. A double-headed freight was
backing into a side track to let the
passenger by, but had not denied the
Those injured wero nearly all in the
second coach. When tho two trains
come together the first car, which was
a combination smoker and baggage,
was driven through ,hc second coach,
where the loss of life occurred. The
dead were taken out of tho wreck and
to an undertaking establishment at
Depere. The injured were first taken
to the Depere High school, which was
converted In a temporary hospital, and
later were brought to St. Vincent's
hospital, In this city. None of the train
men were Injured and the engine crew
Jumped In time to save themselves.
Both engines were badly damaged and
two coaches broken Into kindling wood.
Of the injured, about thirty aro in a
serious condition and several may not
recover. The excursion train was
made up at Fond Du Lac and was
packed with people from that city,
Oshkosh and Neenah.
The freight, an especially long one,
was ordered to side track at Depere
station. Enough of the train to filll the
passing tiack had been cut off and the
remainder had Just started to back up
on tho side track back of the station,
A curve in the main track cut off tho
view of the oncoming passengers. Sud
denly it came Into view, running at
nearly full speed.
The two trains crashed together.
The first two coaches of the passen
ger train were telescoped and de
molished, few of the pasesngers escap
ing Injury. Some were killed outright,
others wero terribly mangled, and legs
and arms of some were broken. Others
were badly ciushed and maimed.
The scene was appalling and the
cries of the Injured heartrending.
A relief train was started out from
Green Bay with a staff of doctors and
wreckers were sent out from Apple
ton. Matt. Korcher, of Oshkosh, was
taken from the wreckage alive, but
he died while being carried to tho
school house close by. Adam Weber
lived a few hours after reaching the
MacArthur Gives Formal Answer to
the Filipino Leaders,
Manila, Juno 4, 10.33 p. m. General
MacArthur has given a formal nn
swer to tho Filipino leaders who, last
Thursday, submitted to him peace pro
posals that had been npproved early
In tho day by a meeting of representa
tive Insui gents. In his reply he as
sured them that all personal rights
under the United States constitution,
except trlnl by jury and the right to
bear arms, would be guaranteed them.
Tho promoters of the peace move
ment are now engaged In reconstruct
ing the draft of the seven clauses sub
mitted to General MacArthur In such
a way ns to render It acceptable to
both sides. Tho seventh clause, pro
viding for the expulsion of the friars,
General MacArthur rejected, on the
ground that the settlement of this
question rests with the commission
headed by Judge Taft.
Strike at Havana.
Haana, Juto 21. A strike has occurred
amonc tho lalwrers employed bj the Havana
Klectric company, Cubans and Spaniards, on tho
Rround that they do rot recelte the same wapes
as Americans who do similar work. They claim
fbat the Americans reclve 0 cents a day more.
To this the contractors reply that Americans
are worth far more than Cubans as workmen,
A 50,000 Fake Story.
Cleveland, June 21. Senator Ifanna said today
that his attention had been called to a story to
the effect that three mlno owners in Utah who
supported llryan In 1MW, had each contributed
$50,000 to McKlnles's campaign fund. "I want
to say," said Senator llanna, "that there is ab
kolutely no foundation for this story. It is a
ASSOCIATION TO MEET
Sixth Annual Gathering to Bo Held
nt Cambridge Springs.
Cambridge Springs, Pa., June 24.
The sixth annual meeting of the Penn
sylvania Bar association will be held
In this city, beginning on Tuesday
next and continuing until Thursday
night. Two sessions will be held dally,
morning and evening. Additional Im
portance will be given tho meeting by
reason of the annual address to bo
made by Hon. John K. Richards, solic
itor general of the United States, on
the subject of "The Constitution and
The solicitor general has argued
many Important case's in behalf of the
government before the Supreme court,
Including the Joint traffic cases and
Edison Pipe case and others, and It Is
probable that he will argue next fall
the question of the constitutional
status of the territories. His address,
therefore, on this subject promises to
be an authoritative, although unofficial,
statement of the government's posi
tion as to the legal merits of the ques
tion. Tho address, which will be deliv
ered on Tuesday evening, will be re
ceived with Interest by many of the
Judges of the Pennsylvania Judiciary
and prominent members of the Penn
sylvania bar. It Is probable that the
address may be discussed by members
of the association, and as such discus
sion would bring forth from promi
nent lawyers the different arguments
ns to whether the constitution follows
the flag, the occasion will probably be
of more than ordinary Interest to the
During the sessions addresses will
also be made by Talcott Williams, of
Philadelphia, on "The Jury System
from tho Jury Panel," and by Richard
C. Dale, of Philadelphia, on "The Ob
ligations of the Legislature, as Well as
of the Judiciary, in Giving Effect to
Constitutional Limitations." Consider
able interest Is also attached to the
reports of special committees on uni
formity of legislation and on expett
The committee In charge of the ses
sions Is as follows: William H. Staakc,
chairman, Philadelphia; B. Frank
Eshelman, Lancaster; H. M. McClure,
Lowisburg; W. I. SchafTer, Chester; F.
C. McGirr, Pittsburg; Lyman Gelbert,
Harrlsburg, president of the associa
tion; Edward P. Allison, Philadelphia,
secretary, and Edwin W. Smith, chair
man of the executive committee.
NOTE TO THE SULTAN.
The Losses of the American Mis
sionaries Must Be Paid.
Constantinople, Saturday, June 23.
Lloyd O. Grlscom, United States
charge d'affaires to the porte executed
a fresh note to the Ottoman govern
ment, insisting upon an Immediate re
ply to the demand of the United States
for a settlement of the indemnity for
tho losses of Americans at tho tlmo
of the Aimenlan massacres.
Although vigorously phrased, the
note is not an ultimatum. It is said,
however, to have been a disagreeable
surprise to the porte, testifying as It
does to the Intention of tho United
States government to pursue this mat
ter of Indemnity to tho end.
Washington, June 24. Tho represen
tation which Mr. Grlscom made to the
porte respecting payment of the Amer
ican Indemnity claims was written
here and consists of a strong presenta
tion of the case and an urgent te
quest for early payment of the claims.
It was not an ultimatum, since It con
tained no alternative provision as to
our course In case payment Is not
made. The latest presentation Is in ac
cordance with the determination of the
United States government to press
these claims to a settlement.
Dr. Leonard Believes American Mis
sionaries Are Safe.
Delaware, O., June 21. Dr. Leonard,
missionary secretary of the Methodist
Episcopal church, denies that the re
ported cablegram from Frederick
Brown, at Che-Foo, concerning the nl
leged murder of Amerlcnn missionaries,
the Pykes and Haynes, was received
by him. He says:
"I have no reason to believe that nny
of our missionaries In China have beer,
murdered, and I shall continue to be
lieve that all are alive until I receive
positive Information to tho contrary."
Cuban Teachers Off for Boston.
Santiago Pe Cuba, June 21. The transport Mc
pherson left Santiago I)e Cuba this morning
carr.ving 115 Cuban teachers bound for lloston
in take advantage of the summci school educa
tional facilities) offered by Harvard university.
Nearly all of the teachers are young women,
Seme parents declined to allow their daugh
ters to go, but hundreds of applications bad to
be refuted. A priest accompanies the party (or
j purposes ot chspcroocge.
TIIE NEWS THIS MOHNINU
Weather Indications Today:
1 General War with China IneWtablc.
Thirty-Five Persons Killed In a Georgia Hall
Fatal Wreck on the Chicago and Xorthwcstirn.
2 General Northeastern ltnrsjhanla.
Financial nnd Commercial.
3 Local Anti-Saloon League Pay.
Mention of Some Men of the Hour,
News anil Comment.
5 Local Kscrlwt Likely to Escape Trial.
Work of Removing Steel Mills Begun.
8 Local West Scranton anil Suburban.
7 Kound About the County.
8 Local Exercises Concluding Anniversary of
the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Effort to Kill I'ald Fire Department Measure.
IN THE TRANSVAAL
President Kruger's Force Now Esti
mated at 15,000 to 20,000 Men.
London, June 25. The Transvaal
military Incidents are summed up of
ficially by Lord Roberts In the follow
ing message to tho war office:
"Pretoria, Sunday, June 24, 11.30 n.
m. Bullcr reached Standerton, June
22. He found a good deal of rolling
stock. All the Dutch residents had left
"The British prisoners captured slnco
our occupation of Pretoria havo been
taken to Machadodorp.
"Ian Hamilton occupied Heidelberg
Saturday. The enemy lied, pursued by
our mounted men six or seven miles.
The previous day Broadwood's cavalry
had a skirmish with the enemy, dis
persing them completely and capturing
"Hunter's advance brigade reached
Johannesburg, toward Heidelberg, Junr
"The enemy attacked our post ot
Nonlngsprult, and before reinforce
ments arrived from Kroonstad they
had burned three culverts. These had
all been repaired by this afternoon."
An Associated Press dispatch from
Cape Town, dated yesterday, says the
British casualties at Honingsprult were
thirty-seven killed nnd wounded.
The force now available to President
Kruger is officially estimated nt from
15,000 to 20,000. The Standerton corre
spondents assert that his sole Idea Is
to hold out until nfter the American
Two hundred rebels have surrendered
to General Bundle at Bllckfonteln.
ST. LOUIS STRIKE ENDED.
Cars Running on All Branches of
St. Louis, June 24. Cars were run on
all branches of the Transit company's
system today without molestation, and
thousands of persons rode to and from
the parks and other pleasure resorts.
Many of the strikers went to Belleville,
Ills., and attended a picnic given for
their heneflt there.
This week will see the force of deputy
sheriffs on duty reduced to fifty men,
who will be kept on guard wherever
the necessity exists for their presence.
Many of the posse will be dlschaiged
outright, but the names of 1,000 men,
500 In addition to those retained for
active duty, will be kept on the rolls
for an emergency.
The total number will be called for
on July 4, when tho discharge of fire
arms and fireworks may tend to deeds
BIG BREAKER TESTED.
New Colliery at Locust Gap Will
Give Employment to 1,800.
Shamokln, Pa., June 24. Steam was
raised at the new Locust Gap breaker
today, preparatory to testing tho ma
chinery tomorrow, after which the In
terior connections will be mado and
the colliery will go Into nctual opera
tions. The breaker cost $500,000, nnd will
give employment to 1,800 nin nnd boys.
It Is owned by the Philadelphia and
Reading Coal and Iron company, ana
Is said to bo the most complete In the
Boylo or Sweney Will Be Nominated.
Hazlcton, Juno 21. Hen. V. F. IJojlo, of this
city, claims tventy, and James A. Sweeney,
also of Hazlcton, eighteen delegates out of the
forty-flio elected at list night's Democratic pri
maries in tho Fmirth Icgislathc district. Either
Jloylo or Sweeney will bo nominated at to
morrow's convention with the chances In favor
of tho former, ltoger McShca, et Lattlmcr, and
James Campbell, of Woodslde, corrled only a
few precincts, but the man fo whom they throw
their strength will be placed on the ticket.
Quayltes Will Control.
Clearfield, Pa., Juno 24. With fifteen out of
seventy-threo districts to hear from in the Re
publican primaries held yesterday, Frank U.
Harris (Quaylte) and Joseph A. Alexander (anti
Quaylte), will to the nominees for assembly be
jonil a doubt. There will bo no congressional
endorsements by the convention on Tuesday Mid
the Quayltes will havo absolute control of the
county organization by rc-clectlng Harry Uoul-
1 ton chairman.
Thirty-Five Killed on the
TRAIN TOTALLY DESTROYED
Every Person on tho Train Kill oil
Except the Occupants of the Pull
man Coaches Wreck Catches Eire
and tho Entire Train Except tho
Sleeper Destroyed Ten Passen
gers Rescued Wreck Train Starts,
Atlanta, Ga., June 24. A passenger?
train on the Macon branch of tho
Southern railway ran Into a wnshout
one and a half miles north of McDon
ough, Ga., last night and was com
pletely wrecked. Tho wreck caught flra
and the entire train with the excep
tion of the slpener. was de
stroyed. Every person on the train
except the occupants of tho Pull
man car perished. Not a member
of the train crew escaped. Thlrty-flvo
people in all were killed. Following Is
a list of the dead:
WILLIAM A. DAItCLAY, conductor, Atlanta,
J. i:. WOOD, conductor, Atlanta.
J. II. HUMCUTT, conductor, Atlanta.
J. T. SULLIVAN, crglrcer.
W. W. riEN.NKTT, bapgagtmister, Atlanta.
T .E. JIADDOX, cotton bujer, Atlanta.
W. J. PATH, Atlanta.
TWKf.VK-i BAR OLD son of W. J. Pate, Atlanta,
II. II. Cni.SSIN, Pullman conductor.
GKOUOK W. FLOURKUY, Atlanta.
D. C. HIOHTOWr.ll, Stockbridge, Ga.
V. W. PARK, Macon.
KLDl'.Il Iir.NSO.V, tmcllng man, supposed t
have been from Florida.
J. It. FLOL1DA, Nashville.
W. O. ELLIS, bridgrman, Stlckbrldde.
1). Y. nRirFlTH, aupenisor. -
J. S. ltiionrs. fligman.
JOHN' IlItANTLr.Y, white, fireman.
WILL UIMT.N, extra fireman.
W. L. MOrtltlSHTT, pump repairer.
W. P. LAWRENCE, foreman extra ganj.
ED II1RD, colored flrennn, Atlanta.
ItOUEUT SPENCER, train porter.
FOUR nODIES, unidentified.
EIGHT NEGRO section hands.
Ten pnssengers were rescued with
out serious injury. The train left Ma
con at 7.10 nnd was due In Atlanta at
9.45 last night. McDonough was reach
ed on time. At this point connection
Is made tor Columbus, Ga., and hero
every night the Columbus train is cou
pled on and hauled through to At
lanta. Last night, however, for tho
first time In many months the Colum
bus train was reported two hours lato
on account of a washout on that
branch and the Macon train started on
to Atlanta without Its Columbus con
nection. Tremendous rains of dally
occurrence for the past two weeks
have swollen all streams In this part
of the South and several washouts
have been reported on the different
Camp's creek, which runs into the
Ocumulgee, overflowed the banks and
its waters spread to all the lowlands
through which It runs. About a mllo
nnd a half north of McDonough tho
creek comes somewhat near the South
ern's tracks nnd running along side It
for some distance, finally passes away
under the road by a heavy stone cul
vert. A cloudburst broke over that
section of the country about 6 o'clock
last night and presumably shortly af
ter dark washed out a section of tho
track nearly 100 feet In length. Into
this the rapidly moving train plunged.
Tho stoim was still raging and all
the car windows wero closed. Tho
passengers, secure, as they thought,
and sheltered comfortably from the In
clement weather, went to death with
out an Instant's warning.
The train, consisting of a baggage
car, second class coach, first class
coach and Pullman sleeper, was knock
ed into kindling wood by the fall.
The wreck caught fire a few minutes
after the fnll and nil tho coaches wero
burned except the Pullman car.
Pullman Passengers Escape.
Every person on the train accept;
the occupants of the Pullman car per
ished In tho disaster.
There was no escape ns the heavy,
Pullman car weighed down on the oth
ers and the few alive in the sleeper
were unable to render asslstanco to
their fellow passengers. For a brief
time there was silence. Then tho oc
cupants of the Pullman car recovered
from their bewilderment, and with
hard work managed to got out of their
car nnd found themselves on the track
in the pouring rain. The extent of tho
catastrophe was quickly apparent.
Flames weie already seen coming from
that part of the wreckage not covered
by the water. As the wreck began to
go to pieces under the destructive work
of both llames and flood, human bodies
floated out from the mass and wero
carried down stream by the swift cur
rent. The storm did not abate In Us
fury. Flashes of lightning added to
the steady glow of the burning train
and lit up the scene with fearful dis
tinctiveness. Flagman Qulnlan, who
wns one of the first to get out, at onco
started for the nearest teiegrapn sia
tlon. Making his way as rapidly
possible in the face of tho bllndl
storm, he stumbled into tho telegra
ofllce and. after telling the operator
the wreck, fell fainting to the floor.
Word was quickly sent to both Atlanta
and Macon, but no asslstanco was to
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Washngtcn, June 21 Forecast for Mon'
-J day and Tuesday: Eastern l'ennayl
Hi- s.anta, local rains Monday and Tuesday;
fresh to brisk southerly winds and
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