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PARIS, April 25.— The .directors of the
mines at Mqntceau-les-Mlr.es, the scene
of a prolonged strike, decided to-day- to
inform. the Minister -of 'the Interior, : M.
Waldeck-Rousseau," that they wouM ac
cept. almost entirely the demands of the
strikers.
Demands of Strikers Acceptsd.
¦ L.ONDdX....Vi»rit 25.-^A- :dispatch> from
St. r . Petersburg ;says the^Rtissiah; Govern
ment Uias ; forbidden : the ', exhibition *at
AIoscow . of Repin'e's* life-size -portra.it- of '
Count 'Leo -Tolstoi,^ represehtlng: -him in
the costume of a peasant and barefooted.'
.When the portrait" wap-recently! exhibit-.
ed's^St: .Petersburg the 'public; paid jnn-1
Ufsual .tributes 'to. the r -picture '¦ and • su'r- w
rounded it with, flower?. - - J
- Bars • Tolstoi's': Portrait^
¦•'When the United States Congress
meets tho Clayton-Bulwer treaty will be
torn ' into* shreds'; and throv/n: icto our
faiiesJ We shall have -to choose between
fighting or. eating humhie pie. The first
serious discussion of the possibility of
such a war • will do more to' keep the
Boers , in the. field than "all the -specches
of all thepro-Eocrs in existence."
(¦yiiiMpn H v "i i ii i ' i ' -
V/hen~a- messenger- left the scene' the
Boers were between two* British forcas.
The Boer looses are unknown. Tho Brit
ish had ' no casualties. ~^f t 3;$
LONDON. April 25.— William T. Stead
in an interview, witfi a representative of
the Daily Mail yesterday said.-*
"The Boers are calculating upon Eng
land's , growing embroiled with "Russia
or some other complication. If I am not
mistaken we are on tho verge of a storm
across/the Atlantic that will rudsly shat
ter our peaceful, calculations.-
CAPE TOWN, April 25.-A dispatch
from'; Dordrecht. Cape Colony, . says the
Yeomanry .under Colonel "Wodehouse and
the Dordrecht volunteer guard r.-»;re en
gaged all. day.' yesterday, with . Boer in
vaders in the vicinity of. Dordrecht.
It is believed f- the-: Sheriff's»action're
moves the l dari5er-.qf.a clash between, the
opposing forces,' .which",* at the present rate
of road extension," will meet .either, to-mor
row, or Saturday.-'" Both '. fortes have". been
largely reinforced.'; ; " * > ; .
SALT LAKE,'Utah,' April 25.-A special
to the Herald * from -TJvada, Utah,- says
that" the Sheriff^ of Iron r Courity has' en
tered, into, the flight. bety.-een. .the. Oregon
Short Line and Senator Clark's. forces for
the>"possession»of ithe old California and
Utah" Railway; v. and . has ¦. notified -both
forces, now within less -than* two miles of
each other, .that"; any of the
law would be repressed. ¦ ... . * • ¦¦'•--¦:'
Rival Forces Will, Soon Meet;
;But^ <P%h •;• May> Be ' ;",
; Prevented.
SHERIFF TAKES HAND
IN SHORT LINE FIGHT
As he fired the shot he said: "I hav%
gone seven years without touehins -a
drop. I cannot face my wife and lather
now."
Face Wife After Fall-,
ing From Grace.; ,
DENVER, April 23.— Because J!e had
fallen from grace and become intoxi
cated after seven years of strict sobri
ety, Edward J. Sexton, one of tne best
known insurance men In the West, .shot
himself with suicidal intent at Crippla
Creek at an early hour this morning. Ite
wjil die. He is a son of William F. Sex
ton of San Francisco." general adjuster
of the- Fireman's Fund Insurance Com
pany. Sexton Is 35 years old and Iivp<l
with his wife at 2 East Twenty-second
avenue, Denver. He- went to Cripple
Creek about a week ago, representing
the National Fire Insurance Company,
of which he ia a traveling agent. I^a.-t
night two of h!?» friends found him wan
(leiins about tho streets apparently Jn a
stupcr. They took him to his room la
the National Hotel, -where in their pres
ence he shot himr.elf through the breast.
Continued on Page Five.
Edvrard J.- Sexton Fears to
RETURNS TO LIQUOR
AND SHOOTS HIMSELF
; Tuberculosis in.an early stage, says Dr.
Villar.' was cured within' forty,- days. .The
patients whose'eases were more advanced,
but without complications, : . he - reports,
were --all cured within .ninety > days. '- 'Of
those. patients whose cases were far ad
vanced all were cured except those who
could. offer but very little resistance to the
disease. . - • : ¦ . .'..
j.Dr.'.yillar. did : not divulge the cTiaracter .
of his serum, but it, is krov.n to be a yel
low fluid. V. Hypodermic injections are
madc.-.varylns-^i .quantitj-,. every s^ccorid,
third. rfourjh or fifth day. according to in
dividual'cases. Argentine physicians-have
been invited . to investigate the alleged
cures and serum treatment.
BUENOS AYRES,' April 23.-Dr. Carlos !
L. :Villar, an Argentine army surgconT.iias
just published "a report of the treatment of
fifty cases of. tuberculosis with his serum
at the military- hospital Jn this city. The
treatment extended from December 2, 1900, x
to April. 20, 1901/^ V', : ...;-.
. ¦ . .;.....,..¦»¦ . . .
Argentine : Army. Surgeon Re
* .; ., ports"; on Treatment
of Cases.
CURES CONSUMPTION
WITH A NEW SERUM
- Minister Storer -at Madrid, has, not been
instructed to make any representations to
the. Spanish Government, and if ho has
done so the State Department is ignorant
of his action. It is not believed that lie
would suggest the detachment .of Moreu'
from the battleship Pelayo. as. reported,
as this might tend to inHame Spanish feel-
Ing against the United ' States, arid the
mission of Storer* is to re-establish, the
friendly relations . which existed between,
tlie- two governments before the- recent
war. .
CALL BUREAU, 1406. G STREET, N.
•W.. -WASHINGTON. April 25.— Criticism
Is made by naval officers of Captain Diaz
Moreu for the s-peech he made at the Tou
lonfetes. This criticism has not caused
any action by the State Department, but,
nevertheless, officials generally believe
that it would have been in better taste
for Captain Morcu to have refrained from
boasting Of his action in sinking the Colon
to prevent her from falling into tlie. hands
of victorious Americans at the battle of
Santiago de Cuba. : ; . .
Should Have Refrained From
Boasting of Sinking of
the Colon.
BAD TASTE SHOWN
BY SPANISH CAPTAIN
An. Engagement Fought With
the Invaders of Cape
BOERS IN BATTLE
WITH THE BRITISH
UNITED STATES MINISTER COJJGER^AND HIS " FAMILY, WHO - RE- '
TURNED HOME YESTERDAY-.FROM CHINA.AFTER : ENDURING J
TERRORS OP SIEGE IN PEKING BY.THE^BOXERS.
Efforts arc being made to discover the
source of tlif* forged telegrams received
last night announcing that the President
had reprieved Ketchum.
DENVER. April 25.-A special to the
News from Clayton. New Mex., says
Tom Ketchum, alias "Black Jack,"
whose/ execution for train robbery is set
for to-morrow, to-day asked his attor
ney.,. John R. Guyer, to write -President
McKinlcy that Len Albertson. Walt
Huffman and Bill' Waterman, who are
serving time in the Santa Fc penitentiary
for the mail robbery at Steens. Pass in
1S07. are innocent, and that the robbery
was committed by Will Carver.' Dave
Atkins. Ed Cullin, '"Broncho Bill." Sam
Ketchum and himself. He told where ar
ticles taken at the time might be found
to prove his assertion.
Bandit Who Is to Die To-
Morrow Declares Three
Prisoners Innocent.
BLACK JACK TELLS
NEW STORY OF ROBBERY
about eight weeks ago from my State.. In
the first I was asked if I. was a- candidate
for Governor. I sent a reply saying that
I was not a candidate and was not seek
ing the nomination. The second telegram
asked me if I would accept the nomina
tion for. Governor' if it were tendered to
me. I replied that If the people of Iowa
wanted me for Governor I would, accept,
bufthat in no, case was I to be* consid
ered a candidate for. the office. That was
two months ago, and many things may
have happened since that time to alter
the situation in Iowa."
Minister Conger was, shown a telegram
from Des Moines stating that there were
many candidates in the field for the Gov
ernorship, and that his answer might pos-
{-.Minister Conger*- was told^of 'the.asser
tion | that ;c the " breach in . tHe Republican
"ranks In Iowa would be healed if he would
accept v th© nomlria'tionl and was asked if
he .would /accept i It ,'all .thQ other . candi-
Proud to Serve His State.
: "I; cannot say anything more now than I
have just" stated. • r have a large "amount
Of; mail : awaiting: me and'it will take'me
some 'time to go through it. -In any case
I think that, it will be'-best for me to say
nothing cmore on the subject' until I reach
myT State."* {' ; ' *'"
sibly decide- who would be the next Gov
ernor "of the State.' '¦¦.¦¦'¦ I '<"•
. : ;-' ; Inf relation! to this! telegraphic sta.tement
Mlnister-Conger v said: .
The jj first to meet Minister Conger " on
board the steamer were" Colonel John P.
Minister Commends Their
Actions and Says They
, Are Grossly Maligned
MISSIONARIES
NOT' GUILTY OF
LOOTING HOUSES
"I wish asain.to state',that niycomingr
home ., has nothing to do ;^vith ' the ? ques
tion of the Governorship of Iowa.'
¦ ."1 do : not care . for public demonstra
tions, but* I belong'to the people of Iowa
and shall'! feel honored to accept a re
ception at their hands. Iowa, has been
very .'kind \to me and:»has sranted me all
I ever asked of It, I,:have been
obliged to refuse. many "requests^ from the
people of. the State. • ' rj,..
: On being informed that public recep
tions would be tendered' to him in I>es
Molnes, Council Bluffs and other Iowa
cities. Minister Conger' said:
"I am home on sixty days" lea.ve of ab
sence, 'counting from my arrival In San
Frandscb.v. My Intention is to leave to
morrow ¦ for Des Molncs and then go to
.Washington. ' IMntend. to return to my
post In Peking when my ieave of absence
expires. Ihave brought my family home
with me and at present I think they will
go'.iiack'to' whlna when I return."^
VI can only say that if the peoplo
of Ijowa.want my servlozs I shall bo
proud to servo them, but I. wish It.
distinctly understood that I am not
p. candidate for the", offlcs. Circum
stances might be such, on my return
the State that I might decline the
honor of a nomination.
dates flhould withdraw In his favor. To
this query Minister Conger replied:
DIPLOMAT RIDICULES ANY
POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER
UPRISING OF THE BOXERS
Regarding Affairs in Iowa He Says He Is Not
a Candidate for the Governorship, but
May Accept Offer of the Nomination
PEOPLE'S VOICE
MAY INDUCE HIM
TO SEEK OFFICE
« DW12J H. CONGER. Envoy Ex
i traordlnary and Minister Flenipo
» tentiary from the United States to
I _ the Imperial court of China, at Pe
jj iiU.g. arrived yesterday afternoon
on the Ftoamship Nippon Maru
nfter un uneventful voya&) from
i -m lb« Orient.
The home-coming of Minister
Conger was In keeping with the democ
ikiry of th« country he has rep
resented for the past three years in the
Flowery Kingdom. Beyond the courtesies
of thw port, extended by Deputy Surveyor
«if <.'u«tnm« Bt. John, and a welcome ot
Uih hand* of Colonel John P. Irish, Naval
Oillccr of ihi» port of Ban Francisco, Mln
1fi<t Conger** arrival was not marked by
? :?f'Inl niif-nttan««.
Mlnintrr Coris'-r was accompanied by his
wlff. hi* dftOgbtcr and Miss Mary Conner
Pierce; hi* nl<r<*. All of ih**e endured the
t'-rrurm of tho row hlntorlml r\< iz<- of the
forHcti If-K.-iHnriH In IVklnff.
Th* Nippon Mum wan slffhted on* lb«
< yam yettrrday sliortl^ before noon ond
i-rrlwd <ii (i;]i:raiillnr- nbmit 1 p. m. While
th« Vrtornl <;uiir;intln« official* were In
specting the rto;imifhlp a. number of tiis*
tiud launrhcx hovered In th« viclnltv of
tin- m-futt linrr. The diplomat came to
thf mil of ihr- fdiip Miid «x' li.-i tiRr-'l hearty
erecting! with IboM who tossed and
l<>M>»d Jn the iMUnclien. The whittling of
th»- wind rrevfnlr-d conversation at louts
<:lctai)c«>. but when the ship was released
from QOaninUlM and a rcpresentatlvn of
Yh«! Call bearded the Nippon Maru Min
ister Copper consented to un Interview on
the Kitu.Htlon in ilie Orient, where for
Many nonttta be was one of 'the central
figures In. a drama watched by the wliole
WrM.
In .the course of th«* Interview Minister
•r'oniscf Trsrmly defended the mlpulonarlcs
in the Orient nnd declared that they were
rot re*ponsible for lh« hatred of the Chl
i;pr* for foreigners ns expressed by the
P.nxer t;prlsirg. He said that the mission
*rle? ht(3 r.ot been guilty of looting. The
aa Urged reprisals and outrages committed
by' thft allied, troops on the m*» «¦«•»* to Pe
king: were cieFignated. as grors exaggera
'Sor.s. Jie dwelt with pride on the frlend
!y relations existinc between the United
States and Russia, but stated that one of
Ihe grave issues the United States would
probably have to face was the occupa
tion of Manchuria by the troops of the
Czar.
Minister Concer is of the opinion that
<"hlra is able to pay an indemnity of $300.-
OOQ.OOO to the allied powers for war ex
penses and the claims of the missionaries,
but that a new system of finance must be
introduced. He ridicules any possibility
vf another uprising of the Boxers and
Ifi'nks that the people of China are de
signed to the present situation.
In speaking of the political situation in
S.is home State of Iowa Minister Conger
ttated that he was not a candidate for the
Governorship, but would not refuse the
rojnirsation if tendered to him.
m \
Distinguished Diplomat Is
Not a Candidate for the
i Governorship of Iowa
Minister Conger, In speaking of the po
lUicai situation in the State of Iowa, said:
: "I received two telegrams in China
JIM HILL'S NEW
RAILWAY PROJECT
Buying Wisconsin Central
for St. Paul-Chicago
Connection.
Following this, insiders say. another ef
fort will be made to get the St, Paul,
when the end of Kill's schemes, wJH be
reached for the present.
After the Wisconsin Central It Is itaid
another move to acquire the Krie for
the long talked or transcontinental Jine
will be undertaken. With two lines from
Chicago connecting with his roads at St.
Paul Hill will iKina bettor condition to
control traffic and to cover an important
territory cast of th<? Missouri.
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 25.— It Is re
ported on the best authority that J. J.
Htll Js buying Wisconsin Central for con
trol for a St. Paul-Chicago connection.
Local speculators were very active here
to-day getting Wisconsin Central on tips
that are eaid to have come from the Hill
circle. It is said that Hill has long in
tended to taic in the Wisconsin Cen
tral and only deferred the transaction
until the Burlington deal was consum
mated, fearing that its acquisition by
him might hamper negotiations or arouse
8 ttronir opposition from other Chieago-
Ft. Paul line*. .
: "We took only abandoned prop
erty?'
. "On the Prince's grounds ws found
a large stable of mules and horses.
There was very little feed for these
animals, and something had to be
done with them or they would starve
"On the very day of the arrival of the
allied forces wo were informed that wo
must leave the British legation, as that
legation was to be used as headquarters
for the officers of tho British army.
Something had to be done and done quick
ly. I immediately thought of a Mongol
Prince, Hsl Ling, who was an ally of tho
Boxers and whose place was the head
quarters of Boxers and blacklegs. Ho
was also one of the leaders of the anti
foreign movement and 2000 Boxers' were
entertained and fed by him until they
ate him cut of house and home, on tho
second day after the arrival of the allied
forcc3 Mr. Tewkesberry and myself made
our way to his house, not knowing
whether he was there or not. We found
the place entirely empty, not a human
soul on the premises, he having fled some
time before. "We found banners, flag?,
guna, swords, sabers and Boxers' uni
forms, together with tablets and registers
of fighting men. The next day we brought
up our native Christians and occupied
the deserted place. In that house and
its neighboring houses that we occupied
we put more than 400 people.
ACCOMPANYING Minister Conger
on the Nippon Maru was the Kev.
W. S. Ament of the American
Board of Foreign Missions of the
Congregational Church, the mis
sionary whoso collection of indem
nity for damages done by Boxers
formed the text of Mark Twain'
caustic article, "To the Person Sit
ting in Darkness," published lit the Feb
ruary number of the North American Re
view, lie has been stationed at Peking
for twenty-three years.
Rev. Mr. Ament take* vlgnrmin. exemp
tion to the » criticisms mndo by Mark
Twain and others am to the alleged ml*
conduct of the mlosionarles. Ha ray:* thnt
owintr to tho arduous naturo of their du
ties most of the ml«»lnnarl*-a had been
obllired to roturn home for medical treat
ment, and Tlev. Mr. Tewke«herry and
himself were- practically th« only artlvn
tnlhHliiniirlr n left In f.'IdtiK. I !•• complain*
thnt th« correspondent* of th# . Kn'sltilt
mid Anvrlenn niwapapers In China did
not treat him fairly, at they formed their
ld>u« In Shanghai. lie xnyx they Admitted
such to bo the fact tn per»rmat confer
ence* with himself and thnt they took
hrarnuy reports without having mad". In
nil canes. personal Investigation. Thosa
who did make personal Invmtlgatlon
made favorable reports of tho mission
aries. He auld:
"We found ourselves at the closw of th«
slrgo with COO native Christiana upon our
hands, no food, no clothing, no money
and every Christian house burned. All tho
Christian property had bceu-destroyed.
In my own church three hundred out of
nine hundred Christians had been mur
dered. Thirty thousand native Christian*
and ISC missionaries were victims to tho
fanaticism of the Boxers. This is exclu
sive of Catholic missionaries, the returns
from which wo have not been able to ob
tain. The total has been estimated to be
as high as 40,000 men. women and children.
. . Occupied Prince's Houss.
Mair Whose Acts Furnished Text of "To the
Pers9n Sitting in Darkness" Defends His
Conduct Following the Siege of Peking
REV. W. S. AMENT -MAKES
REPLY TO MARK TWAINS
, ATTACK ON HIS METHODS
EDWIN H. CONGER, UNITED STATES MINISTER TO CHINESE EMPIRE, ARRIVES
HOME AND DISCUSSES ORIENTAL SITUATION AS WELL AS POLITICS IN IOWA
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