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EL PASO, TEXAS, MONDaY, JUNE 18.
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Butthe Warships Made Short
Work of it and Forced
Will Almost Certainly Be
Sent From the Philip
pines to Cooperate With
Washington, D.C.,June 18. A dis
patch has been received at the navy
department from Rear Admiral Kempff
at Talcu, which corfirms tbereport frcm
Shanghai that a fort at Taku opened
Are upoo the foreign warship?, and
LEGATIONS REPORTED CAPTURED.
Shanghai, June 18. A Japanese
torpedo boat at Cbi-Fu reports that the
Pekln legations ''have been taken."
New York, June 18. The following
bulletin is issued by the Anglo-Amari-on
Telegraph company: "We are
again advised by the Great Northers
to accept meseages for the 'Far East'
The Anglo-American company said
that the bulletin meant that messages
mlgtt be accepted for any point in the
far east, including Cbica, and tbat it
means that communications with Pekin
and Tien Tsin hare been restored.
HONG KONG, June 18. The British
cruiser Terrible has failed with troops
for Tien Tsin. The British warship
Barfiour also sailed for Tien Tsin, on
receipt of the grave news concerning
Pekln, and the British cruiser Un
daunted will follow immediately.
LONDON, June 18. Reliable news
concerning the extraordiurry state of
affairs reported at Pekinis still want
ing, and the continued silence in
creases the apprehension. A Shanghai
dispatch today says: ' It la reported
in Chi Da, on Salng Tung peninsula,
that the legations at Pekln "have
been taken." This may be another
version of their destruction.
Shanghai backs up Hong Kong
regarding the reported destruction of
the legation?, a dicpatjh from Shaghai
asserting tbat tho Tao Tai Shen tele
graphed the censor there, and receiv
ed word that the foreign legations in
Pekin bad baen reduced to ruins and
that one minister had been murdered.
Paris, June 18. M. Delcasse, min
ister for foreign affalis, today received
a dispatch saying that M. Francois,
French consul at Yunnan Fu, who was
conducting a party of refugees out of
Freuch territory, bad been captured by
Delcasse Immediately seat for the
Chinese minister to France, Yu Kong,
and told him to consider himself a
shotagefor N. Francois.
If the latter wa killed, most seri
ous consequences would ensue for Yu
Kong, who was told to inform his conn
trymen to this effect.
RELIEF FORCE RETURN.
London, June 18 The admiralty
announces that the Japanese war ship
Tyohoshl at Taku reports tbat the re
lief force of 2,500 fjrelgn marines
who started for Pekin a week ago has
returned to Tien Tain
TROOPS GOING FROM MANILA.
Washington, June 18 It U practi
cally certain tbat troops have been
ordered from Manila to China, and
that instructions have been given to
rush them with all base;.
While war department officials will
cot confirm the report that comes
from Manila tbat trcops are being
hurriedly prepared for embarkation,
they will not deny the truth of it.
The navy department is already crip
pled in the Philippines on account of
thedrafls tbat bave been made on it for
Ehips and marine?. It is not thought
tbat any more can ba 6pared without;
abandoning- several important naval j
stations, which course will certainly j
not be pursued. s
It is thought to be a wiser policy to1
draw upon the lacd forces, even if sev
eral small garrisons have to be tern-
porarily given up. i
TAKU STORY CONFIRMED
Shanghai Juae 18. It is reported
here that the international naval
f irea at Taku addressed an ultimatum
to the Chinese Taku fort. By way of
reolv the fort opened fire on the fleet
Tne foreign warships replied lo the
fir", quickly silencing the guns or the
f irt. The.lat ter wasaf terwards occupied.
A Chee Foo telegram says a Japan
ce gunboat arrived there today.
THE BOXERS' SIDE.
William E. Curtis in the Chicago
I realize that It la a very unpopular
position, but nevertheless there are
two sides to the story of the "boxers'
In China. You will notice by the dis
patches tbat there are railroad riots
lo the Shantung province, that the
Belgian and German railway engineers
have been assaulted and are afraid of
fsaeination, aad that work has been
suspended on certain portions of the
lice now under construction.
I have alluded to this matter before,
and while no one oan jistify assassi
nation or approve the cowardly meth
ods which the "boxers" have adopted
tt revenue themselves upon the "for
eign devils" that bave Invaded their
country, they can at least plead ex
traordinary provocation, for the Ger
mans and the Belgians who are con
structing railroads in the Shantung
province bava treated the natives in a
most abominable manner and bave
provoked the riots of which they now
That portion of China is one of tb.9
most densely populated sections of the
earth, and the people hava a desperate
struggle for existence. Every inch of
ground is cultivated; every straw and
every sprig of vegetation is utilized in
some way for tbe support of life. Tbe
country is divided into little farms
whii:h are cultivated almost with a Mi
croscope, one might say, because it is
necessary for tbe subsistence of some
family, and the dead are buried in tbe
gravt-l bills, where nothing can grow.
Through this country and under
these conditions railways are being
constructed by German and Belgian
engineers, who show a most brutal in
difference to the rights and the proper
ty of the people. They run thsirline
acroes the farms, they tear down
bouses, burn villages, destroy crops,
seize supplies, impress labor, aad
treat the people in a most cruel and ar
If the same things ahould occur la
the United States or in Europe or la
any other part of the world, thsy
would be attended by tbe same results.
The "boxers" were organised to resist
and revenge these outrages, and they
use the only means within their
power to punish their- oppressors. A
Cuinaman never gets any sympathy
either in America or elsewhere, and
tbe conscloutness of that fact compels
him to carry on his operations with
as great secrecy as possible.
If the German and Belgian railroad
people would treat the poor coolie
farmers of the Shantung province in
a j'Jet and honorable manner, and give
them fair com pensatlon for the property
they have taken or destroyed, there
would ba no need of sending leets to
the Chinese waters or demanding in
demnity of the Tsung-li-yarnen.
Has a Big Display Paid For By The
Boston, June 18. A civic parade
arranged by the city council took
place this afternoon. Many different
orders, militia companies, Spanish
War veterans, etc, have been voted
neat sums of money for participating
In the parade.
The morning demonstration was un
der the control of tbe carnival ase
ciatlon, which received the city's ap
propriation of $2,503 for its servioes.
This evening there will ba a display of
fireworks on the Charleston play
ground and band concerts in numeroue
places. A feature of the parade was
the floats brought from New Orleans
Mardi Gras carnival.
Opened At Paris Today.
Paris, June 18. The women's de
partment of the exposition opened tc
day, and each morning throughout tr e
week speakers will be allowed fifteen
minutes for addresses. The meetings
are being held at the Exposition Palais
des Co cere s.
The program is devoted to practical
questions concerning the position of
Meet At Houston In Biennial Ses
sion. Houston, Tex., June 18. The
biennial state convention of the Hiber
nians opened here today for a three
TO MARY EST THE
c OF WW
SAD FATE OF THE
In the Alaska Gold Fields By
Far Than That Of
IN BY ICE PACK
One Steamer Made the Jour
ney Amidst the Most
gers. Vancouver, B. C, June lfc. Tbe
steamer Alpha arrived la?t night from
Cape Nome, after one of the mon ter
rible voyages oa record. She made a
thousand miles without ace'dect, and
for over 100 miles forced tor ay
through packed lee. Five diis she
was hemmed in. expecting to be crush
ed to pieces at any time.
The Alpha brings j atners only,
anil 530O.OOJ worth of goli dat. J. E.
Monoeban, of Denver,tai i45.00O.
Jaok Hill, a Seattle butcher, ha; SSJ,
000. Tapcook creek is tho bipoit fin.i of
the season ia Nome. Oat of one claim
$15,000 was taken in one week, and
the claim yielded $50,000 in all.
Seattle, June 18. Tt.o steamer
Dlrlgo, from Lynn Canal, arrived yes
terday, having on board 85 passengers.
AH declare that this cummer's output
from fhe Klondike will be much larger
than last year.
Newt Matthews Case.
The case of Newt Matthews who'
killed a negro by the name of Hunter
will come up before Judge Walthall
THE LOUDEST T00TER IN THE BUNCH.
New York Tribune.
Is Said to Be All That Pre
vents Kruger's Sur
render FIVE THOUSAND BOERS
Are Said to Block The British
Advance From Pretoria,
and Control the
London, Juae 18. Lorenzo Marquez
dispatch says tbat on Friday the Boer
government was transferred t3 Alma
kaar oa the other siJe Nelspruit. Al
mkaar is about 40 miles ea?t of Ma
chadodorp on tLa railway, at which
point Kruger v-b.$ last located.
Kruijer, it is sid, would probably
surrender but for Stayn's opposition.
The strength of the Boer opposition
to the B.-itia aJvac4 from Pretoria,
is estimated at 5 CoX Accordlcg to
a trustworthy rtjpors, it Is extremely
prohlema"lca! whe!h;r the. Boers re
tired to Lydenbsry EI ills. It is more
likely they will -vuk to the train line
o? railway as loa i a possible, and un
less they surrender they will fall back
to L .tciip valley.
MRS. DEWEY ILL
She Took a Bad Cold In Grand Riplds
Washington, Juro18. Mrs. Dewey
is sufferlag from the eff cts of a levere
cold contracted while with the admiral
on his recent western trip.
Whlld in G-and Kipids, Mich., Mrs
Dewey devtljped a 32vere cie of ton-
St Paul Pioneer Press.
sllitis, and on ber return here last
week, It was reported she had recover
ed. Today, however, it is said she is
quite ill, and although ber condition
is by no means dangerous, ber illness
is causing a great deal of uneasiness
among ber friends.
Will Meet In Kansas City July 2 To
Select Convention Officers
Kansas City, Mo., June 18 The
democratic national committee will
meet here July 2 to select temporary
caalrman and ther officers for the na
Among thosementioned for the honor
of temporary chairman are Governor
Thomas, of Colorado; John H. At wood,
of Kacsas; Mayor D. S. Rose, of Mil
waukee, and Congressman Richardson,
C. A. Walsh, secretary of the com
mittee, will open headquarters at tbe
Baltimore hotel next Wednesday. John
I. Martin, sergeant at arms, is already
Will Try To 6et Recoonltlon In The
Washington. June IS. The natlo.
nal Afro-Amerisan council has named
a committee headed by Representative
George H. White, the only colored
member of congress, to present before
tbe republicsn national convention the
question of lynching and the violation
of the ballot in the south.
The committee will endeivor to have
the convention take a strong stand on
this question. The council, it is stated,
represents over 200,000 colored voters,
residing in the states of Naw Jersey,
Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, North Caro
lina, Maryland, Kentucky, West Vir
ginia, Illinois, Minnesota Missouri, acd
BARBARA A LIB
On Trial For Perjury, Revives A
New York, June 18. Barbara Aub
was to-day placed on trial before Just
ice Fureman charged with perjury.
In 1395 tbe woman charged Walter
Langerman with criminal assault, ai d
after hia convict'.on after a very sensa
tioral trial she co. fjssed to Recordtr
Gofif tbat .she had perjured herself.
Langerman was discharged.
For some time past Miss Aub has
been released on bail.
At St. Paul Will Be A Great Success
St. Paul. Minn., June 18. The
opening of the Elks street carnival
here to-day has caused the city to be
orowded with visitors.
The carnival will last twelve days.
The booths and shows cover ten blocks
and are enclosed. A magnificent arch
at the entrance has been erected.
At night it will be Illuminated with
a hundred arc and two thousand incan
descent electrio lights. Ail of the
attractions that go to make up a com
plete fair and midway are here.
SEVERE WIND STORM
Damaged Wires About Dallas.
Dallas, Texas, June 13 Dallas is
cutoff from Arkansas and Mississippi
and telegraph and telephone facilities
because of a cyclone tbat passed
through portions of these states about
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The storm was particularly severe
near Altbefmer, Arkansas, and Trot
ter's Point, Miss.
Tne Xkook of the damage is not
known here, but is believed to be very
On the Gila Reservation Near
Phoenix, A. T., June 18. Sixteen
thousand Indians are starving to death
on the Gila reservation.
Opened Today In Stockton Calif.
Stockton, Cal., June 13. Tbe street
fair and trades carnivul arranged by
the Marufacturers' association opened
to-day and will continue for one week.
Tine New Residence
Robert C. Lightbody, tho well known
Ei Pao street merchant, has built a
neat residence on Leon street in keep
icg with his- modest tastes. The house
faces east, b&s plenty of windows, is
thoughtfully arranged, and has every
modern facility for creature comfort.
One of the best things about the house
Is the hot water beater for the batb,
ny which plenty of cot water can be
hd one minute and a hlf after tbe
vas is lighted. Mr. Lightbody is a true
K. Li., ana takes especial dellsht in
this new appliance.
Several Authorities Say Ted
dy Will Certainly Be
NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR
Refuses to Deny the Rumors
Just Now, But Says He
May Make a State
Philadelphia, Pa., June 13
Senator Thurston of Nebraska is au
thority for the statement that Rxee
velt will accept the nomination for
Philadelphia, June 18. Represen
tative Tlor, of Ohio, who represents
Canton district in congress, and who Is
recognized as a close frletd of Mo
Klnley, was In the Walton lobby at
10:45, acd in response to questions, he
said: "There is co change in tbe situa
tion. It is McKinley and Roosevelt.
"Anyone who thinks that will not
be the ticket is on the wrong track. I
think it is settled definitely, and I
also think that this a-rangement meets
with the approval of Mr. Banna."
Philadelphia, June 18. Roose
velt told a delegation of newspaper
men this morning, when asked If he
wouli accept tbe nomination for tbe
Ice-presidency: "I have nothing to
say now; I may issue a statement
Philadelphia, Jane 13. Unless
some means can be found to step the
present tide of sentiment, Governor
Roos:-velt of Ne York will undoubted
ly be nam ad as republican candidate
for vice president.
Already MoKinlcy aad Rjosevelt
buttons bave made their appearance
and are being worn by delegates and
others from every section of the coun
try, including New York lt&elf.
In the rush and excitement yester
day caused by tbe arrival cf each
success ve rumor purporting to be a
positive statement to declare this or
tbat state delegation for R)oevelt. or
a quotation from some prominent man
favoring his candidacy, the idea
became firmly seated tht tbe San
Juan hero had been decided upon.
So strong was this feelirg that
Long buttons were taken off acd even
Dolliver ehouters becaire quiet.
Philadelphia, Juno 18 Senator
Piatt of New York said this morning:
"It looks to me very much a? though
Governor Roosevelt will be nominated
for president. I do not think the
governor will be foolish enough to
decline a nomination tbat will be prac
tically unanimously tendered.
"The demand for him appears to be
almost universal. There are delegates
In every state wbo are demanding
that he run."
"Wiil the Nsw York delegation, at
its meeting tomorrow, declare for
"Very likely," answered Sinator
Piatt. "I think it would be bard to
prevent the delegation from doing bo.
Philadelphia, June 1!. Senator
Poraker will place McKinley In nomi
nation for a sec nd term. It ba) been
stated that Allison, of Iowa, would
make tbe opening speech nominating
the president. This is a mistake, how
ever, for Allison i? not a delegata to
the convention. Dolliver, cf Iowa, has
also been talked of as seconder cf the
nomination, bathe in the same posi
tion, not being a d lsgate from his
Philadelphia, June 18. Tho Cook
County Marching club arrived at 11:30
and beaded by Phlnney's band and a
drum corps ma-ched up B'oal street
bringing a number of binners with the
inscription "McKinley and Djlllver
Chicago's choice. "
Philadelphia, June 13.- Ndtioctl
cimmitteemtn were selected today by
various delegations as follow:
Texas, E. H. R. Graec; Ks, D. W.
Mulvane; South Dakota, J M Green;
Massachusetts. G -orgo B Meyr- Cal
ifornia, Judge WG Hicfleet; Utih, O.
J. Salisbury: Tennesfe?, W P Nero
Philadelphia, Jane 18. Roosevelt
in nis statement IcSueJ at 4 30 o'clock
declines to receive the nomination for
the vice presidency.