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VOL.. XLVm NO. 197.
KOCK ISL.AND. ELIj.. FBIDAT. JUNE 8. 1900.
PKICE THREE CENTS.
United States Reported to
Have So Advised
CONSUL H9LLIS' MISSION.
Back From a Visit to
the Transvaal Pres
ident. Lorenzo Marques, June 8. U. S.
Consul Hollis, who returned here ves
terday from the Transvaal by special
train, bad a 2-hours' interview and
close conference with Kruger at Ma
cnaaodorp. It is stated liolhs was
the bearer of friendly dispatches from
the United States government urging
Kruger to treat for peace.
Hammonia. Orange River colony,
June 8. Handle made a strong dem
onstration against the Boer positions,
employing 500 of Brabant's Queens-
town monnted rifles, two suns and
the Cape monnted infantry under Col
Dalgetty. The Boer outposts were
driven back and their laager located.
but the troops returned without a
Capetown, June 8. Warren with a
strong force including the Canadian
artil ery is reaching north through
Griqualand west. lie encamped at
Cimpbell yesterday. $io opposition
is )eiag offered. Numbers of rebel
are handing in their arms to the Brit.
MafeklDg. Tuesday, May i."J
I'lommer occupied Zeerust yesterday
without opposition. This district is
regaining its normal condition. Sup
plies are arriving daily.
TKKSinEXT KKKiEK LOCATED.
Looks Worried but Continue Full
tifr uf (Iflit tu t'inlih.
London, Juue H. Tin executive of
fices of the Transvaal government are
in a railway cur which is shunted ou
a switch at Machadorp station. Presi
dent Kroner caused the interior of the
coach to be reconstructed some time
hro with a view to contingencies that
have now arrived. A correspondent of
The Daily Express, nlin went from
Lorenzo Marques to see President
Kruger. was receled yesterday. The
president sat smoking a long pipe. He
looked worried, but his bearing was
quiet and determined. He did not
make the least objection to being Inter
viewed. The coi resioudent was
equipped for the interview by cables
from London. -
"Yes." said President Kruger. "It is
quite true that the British have oc
cupied Pretoria. This, however, does
not end the war. The burghers are fully
determined to tiglit to the last. They
will never surrender so loug as !(U
armed men remain in the country.
I feel deeply encouraged by the tine
work Steyn and He Wet are doing in
the Free State."
The correspondent suggested that the
war was over, inasmuch as the capital
had been taken.
"The capital." exclaimed Kruger
with energy. "What is a capital? It
doe not consist of any particular col
lection of bricks and mortar. The
capital of the republic the seat of gov
ernment. Ik here iu this car. There Is
no magic about any speHal site. Our
country is Invaded. It is true, but It is
not conquered. The government is still
Referring to the reasons why he left
Pretoria Kruger said: "I was not
foolish enough to 1h taken prisoner.
I provided this means of locomotion
precisely for the same reason as our
burghers supply themselves with
horses when they take the field. It Is
necessary that I should be able to
move quickl. from place to place. That
Is all. By and by this car will take
me back to Pretoria. For the orosent
If enaMes me to keep away from Pre
toria, where I eouhl be of no service
and where 1 should only play Into
the hand of the enemy."
"There Is much surprise at your hav
ing left Mrs. Kruger liehlnd." said the
Kruger replied: "But why? Mrs.
Kruger Is quite safe In Pretoria. She
would only be put to personal incon
venience here. All cor.imunieations be
tween us is stopped of course: but she
will await my return with calmness
and courage. She a lravt woman.
1 am here awaiting further informa
tion. We are surrounded by faithful
l-urghers and are quite safe."
State Secretary Heitz remarked:
"You may depend upon it that the
war Is not yet over, tiuerrilla war
fare will continue over an enormous
urea. We Intend to right to the bitter
nd aud shall probably retire npon
Lydenburg. where we can hold out for
"Yes," observed Kruger. "it is only
now that the real struggle has tegtin.
I fear that there will still 1k much
bloodshed, but the fault 1 that of the
Then raising his voice to an almost
passionate height Kruger exclaimed:
"The time has passed for us to talk.
We have done plenty of that, but It
has done us no good. The only thing
left for us to is to keep on fighting
to keen on nVhtinov
The correspondent who secured the
Interview telegraphed it direct from
Machadorp station yesterday, when'
the wires were working as usual to
BOIRA 6SA A MINORITY OF ONE.
Member of tbe Dominion Common Con
dems tbe War.
Ottawa. Ont., June S. The address
which tbe house of commons adopted
yesterday for presentation to the
queen merely contained the congratu
lations of tbe Canadian people on the
prospect of an early termination of the
war in South Africa. When the ad
dress was before the house, Henri
Bourassa rose to dissent. He con
demned the war as wholly unjust, and
said that it did not add one ounce of
glory to the British arms. This was
met with hisses and cries of "Shame."
Proceeding Bourassa said that the
war was forced upon Queen Victoria
and the British people by ambitious
men and financiers in South Africa.
There were renewed cries of "Shame,"
and hisses. As soon as Bourassa had
concluded the house gave three cheers
for her majesty and sang "God Save
the Queen." The address was adopted.
Kourassa alone dissenting.
flaa Praise for Uotli Side.
Paris. June S. In the senate yester
day during the discussion of the bill
providing for the formation of a col
onial army Jeneral Billott, the former
minister of war, eulogized the attitude
of Great Britain, which, he said, at the
time her troops were suffering reverses
In the Tranvaal supported her generals
and rendered possible the present vic
tories. At the same time General Bil
lot praised the brave Boers, who with
a rifle In one hand and a Bible in the
other, were fighting for their inde
ST. LOUIS GIRLS SENTENCED
Thoae Who Amniuid One of Tnelr Se
for Riding Dortnff Strike Sent Pp.
St. Louis. June. 8. Annie Swez,
Annie Kiask and Marv Tritina. three
girls who participated May SO in an
assault on Miss Pauline Hensel. and
tore her clothes off because she had
taken a ride on one of the transit
company cars, were sentenced to two
years imprisonment in the reform
KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION.
Disaster In a Mine In Ohio With Fatal
Glouster, Ohio, June 8 A gas ex
plosion occurted at tnioe So. 2 at 7
this morning. Four-miners, it is be
lieved, lost their lives. Ten to fifteen
are still unaccounted for. Many
miners were taken out unconscious
from the effects of the afterdamp, but
HAIL AND WIND IN KANSAS.
Severe Storm Along tbe Line of the
Wichita, Kas., June 8. A heavy
bail storm is reported at Mcdford,
Oklahoma, and Bond Creek and other
towns along the Rock Island. Large
treas of wheat are destroyed. The
elevator at Bond Creek was blown
djwn and the mill burned.
Otis Passes Through Chicago.
Chicago, June 8. Maj. CJen. E. S
Otis arrived at 7:20 this morning
from San Francisco and left at 10:30
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
ne Hoer envoys were warmly wel
comed ut St. Paul. Governor Llud
making a call upon them.
Governor Taylor has declined form
ally to run for governor of Ken
tucky. He think he has had his share
Fariningham. Mass.. Is 200 years old
awl win celebrate.
St. Louts strike item. "Since Suu-
dny there have been no more assaults
on women passengers on the street
Miss Jane Adda ins. of Chicago, has
been chosen president of the jury of
social economy at the Paris extositiou.
There were 450 evictions iu Ireland
last year, the lowest number In a thiru
of a century.
Many valuable dogs have been poi
soned by unknown persons in South
An earthquake In northern Japan
formed a lake twenty miles In circum
French newspapers predict a war
between England and France.
The bodv of Stephen Crane Is to be
brought to Amer'ea for burial.
Iewey said at Columbus that he
was still a candidate for president if
the people wanted him.
Major March's command In the
Philippines has returned to Ccndon ut
terly broken down by Its long chase
Mrs. Charles T. Parker's steam
ytcht Scythian was burned at sea.
The Maharajah of Kapurthala. dined
Miss Dalsv Leiter In Paris.
Rev. William Cripps Ledger, of
Lisnakea. Ireland, aged 73. has beeu
awarded the Boyal Humane society
medal for rescuing a drowning woman.
Kcorrs on tbe Base Ball Field.
Chicago, June 8. Following aw the
scores recorded yesterday ny league
dubs at base ball: At Phlladelvhia
Cincinnati 5. Philadelphia 1; at Brook-
jn Pittsburg 7. Brooklyn 4; at Bos-
ton Chicago 4, Boston 13; at New
York St. ixtnis 3. New York 10.
American League: At Kansas City
Buffalo 14. Kansas City 4: at Mil
waukee letroit 1. Milwaukee O; at
Minneapolis Indianapolis ".Minneap
olis 2: at Chicago Cleveland 2. Chi
Iowa Hank to liquidate.
National bank, of Lyons. Ia will go
into liquidation. The work of closing
up the batik's affairs will commence
June 1L .
END OF THE SESSION
National Statesmen Can Now
Devote Their Whole Time
NATIONAL LEGISLATURE HAS QUIT
Members of tbe House Sing "For He's
a- Jolly Good Fellow" at the
Speaker Closing Inci
dents in the House.
Washington, June 8. Congress ad
journed sine die at 5 o'clock yesterday
atfernoon. For the senate it was a day
of waiting. The naval appropriation
bill the stumbling block to final ad
journment could not be agreed to by
the conferrce of the two houses, and
the disagreement was reported to the
senate early in the day. The report was
accepted, but the senate refused to re
quest another conference, although
Hale expressed the belief that an
agreement might be reached. There
was an evident disposition on the part
of the senate to make trouble if the
conferrees should recede from the sen
ate amendment as to the ocean surveys
and it was deemed the wiser policy to
afford the house an opportunity again
to pass upon the question. The dif
ference between the house and senate
involved only the matter of whether
the coast survey bureau should make
the ocean surveys, the lower body
sticking to its toint in tbe negative.
Cannon of Illinois being the champion
of that side.
House Finally Recedes.
At 3 o clock, after several recesses
had been taken, it became known to
the senate that the house had con
curred iu the senate amendments re
maiuing in controversy, and soon aft
erward the house resolution providing
for final adjournment was passed, an
amendment fixing the hour at 5 o'clock.
June Xi It was not until 4:40, twenty
minutes before the hour fixed for ad
journment, that the president pro
temjore or the senate (Mr. Frye) an
uounced his signature to the naval bill
With some other measures it was
hurried to the president, who was iu
waiting in his room In the Capitol, and
was signed by him a few minutes
later. The concluding hour of the ses
sion was Durelv a social session. o
business beyond the adoption of tin'
customary resolution of thanks to the
chair (Frye) was accomplished. In ac
knowledgment of the compliment Frye
delivered a brief and graceful speech
which was received with cordial ap
plause throughout the chamber.
I'ettlgrew's Joke on Cannon.
After one of the several recesses, on
reconvening Beveridge asked for con
sideration of a joint resolution to
donate a condemned canuoti to the
Sons of Veterans. "I'd like to know,"
inquired Pettigrew. "if that resolution
has any reference to the chairman of
the committee on appropriations of the
house of representatives. The laugh
ter which this sally created gradually
swelled into applause as the lull signi
ficance of It dawned upon the auditors.
The resolution was passed.
Message From the Great AYhlte Throne.
As the big clock over the main en
trance Indicated the hour of 5 the
president's gavel fell and Frye de
clared tbe senate adjourned sine die.
As the people were streaming from the
galleries a fine-looking, gray-haired
man rose in the gentlemen's gallery
and raising his hat high above his head
and looking upward, shouted:
"A message from the great white
throne: Jesus Is coming soon."
He Is the same man who, at the con
clusion of the Grant ceremonies in the
house of representatives a short time
ago ma'de a similar demonstration.
WAS LIVELIER IN THE HOUSE.
Session Winds I'p with a Characteristic
burst of Good Humor.
Party passion and personal rancor,
which had brought tbe house to the
brink of actual riot several times dur
ing the closing forty-eight hours, gave
way in the closing half hour to good,
fellowship which found vent In a pat
riotic outburst that stirred the crowd
ed galleries to the highest pitch of
enthusiasm. During a brief recess
taken within thirty minutes of the
time fixed for the final adjournment
to give the president an opportunity
to affix his signature to tbe bills that
were being rushed to him for approval,
a group of members, led by Mercer of
Nebraska. Ball or u.exas, t nzgeraid or
Massachusetts and Tawney of Min
nesota, congregated In the area to the
left of the speaker's rostrum and be
gan singing patriotic airs. "Columbia,
Gem of tbe Ocean." "Auhl Lang Syne."
fbe Bed, White and Blue," succes
sively rang out.
As the singing proceeded members
joined the group until, without regard
to ace or party, the entire meniDer-
shlp of the house Joined iu the
choruses. The spectators in the gal
leries applauded each song until the
strains of "Dixie" filled the hall. Then
their untKunded enthusiasm broke out
in wild cheers. But the enthusiasm
"Dixie" evoked was not to be com
pared with the remarkable demonstra
tion which followed when Fiexgerald
started the national anthem. In an in
stant all the men. women and chil
dren in the galleries were on their
feet joining In the singing. Themlghty
Chorus from hundreds of throats re
verberated through the hall, making
the pulses leap and the blood tingle.
It was a magnificent and soul-inspiring
The excitement produced by the
scene overcame a white-haired old
man In one of the public galleries,
and when the song ceased he jumped
upon his seat and shouted "That is
the song of the angels of heaven." He
was plainly a crank, but as he showed
disposition to harangue the house he
was yuicaij r,
had made a graceful farewell speech
thanking the members for their
courtesy ana naa aeciarea the house
adjourned the members testified to his
popularity by singing "For He's a
Jolly Good Fellow."
The principal feature of the closing
day In the house was the reversal of
Its action of Wednesday night" in
turning down the conferrees on the
naval bill for yielding on the item re
latin.? to ocean surveys. Over night
the sentiment of the house underwent
a complete change and yesterday the
members voted by a large majority
to accept outright the seuate amend
ment, which goes much further than,
the compromise which the conferrees
offered Wednesday night. The new
conferrees, led by Cannon, who had
brought in a compromise which they
considered more satisfactory, were
ignomlniously pushed aside.
The other feature of the closing day
was the course of Lentz of Ohio 'n
blocking "unanimous-consent" legisla
tlon. For three days he objected to
bills because the majority would not
allort the testimony in the Coeur
d'Alene Investigation to be printed
and he maintained his position to the
end. His action caused many heart
With reference to the armor plate
provision in the naval appropriation
the bill was so amended that the sec
retary of the navy shall use his own
discretion in the matter of armor
Reduction of the Revenue.
Washington. June 8. Chairman
Payne, of the ways and means com
mittee, was authorized by a recent
resolution of the house to hold meet
Ings of that committee during the re
cess of congress with a view to pre
paring a bill for the reduction of the
revenue if that course seemed desira
ble. Payne said yesterday it was not
his purpose to call the committee to
gether until tall.
'cw Fences Need Their Care.
Washington. June S. Te exodus
from Washington began soon after the
sessiou of congress closed. Many
senators, representatives and congres
sional officials left on night trains.
though departures were less numerous
than usual owing to the coming na
tional convention in Philadelphia.
Speaker Henderson will remain In
town some days.
Illlnolsan Nominated and Confirmed.
Washington. June 8. The president
nominated and the senate confirmed
William L. Dlstau. of Illinois, to be
surveyor general for the district of
SIX MEN SERIOUSLY HURT.
DinliiK Car on the C, M. and St. V.
railed at I'rrxia, la.
Omaha, June 8. Yesterday at 1 p,
m., as the ( hicago train No 2 on the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, was
running through Persia, la., a way
station thirty-one miles from Council
Bluffs, tbe rear coaclil a diner, was de
railed and turned entirely over. Six
occupants of the wrecked car was seri
ously injured and ten sustained slight
wounds. rlhe seriously injured are
J. K. Boyer, Pauora. Ia., Skull frac
tured, expected to die; Captain J. B.
Nips, of Kansas City, internally in
jured; J. Morize. traveling auditor of
the road. Cedar Rapids, injured inter
nally, seriously hurt about the head:
Dining Car Conductor H. M. Kellogg,
of Manila. Ia.. cut about the head
Porter J. Roth, cut about head and
bodv: Porter Frank II. White, cut
about head and face, leg broken
The wreck was due to the spread
ing of the rails caused by the intense
heat of the past two days. The train
does not stop at Persia, and was run
nlng at but slightly reduced speed. The
entire train with the exception of the
wrecked car passed over in safety
When the diner left the track the
couping was broken and the train
brought to a sudden stop through the
setting of the emergency brakes.
Iowa Masons Elect Officers.
Cedar Rapids. Ia., June 8. The an
nnal election of officers of the grand
lodge of Masons of Iowa occurred here.
resulting as follows: Grand master.
William L Eaton, of Osage; senior
grand warden, Sumner Miller, of Gut
tenberg; junior grand warden, James
E. Bruce, of Anita: grand secretary.
T. S. Parvin. of Cedar Rapids; grand
treasurer. M. P. Miller, of Washing
ton. It was decided to hold the next
meeting at Davenport.
Ex-Representatire Goes Insane.
Des Moines, Ia., June 8. Major A.
J. Holmes, former representative from
the Tenth Iowa district, who was de
feated by J. P. Dolliver for the nom
ination in 1888. has been declared in
sane at his home in Boone, and has
been taken to Clarinda. where physi
cians lelleve he will ultimately recov
er. His unbalanced condition was
due to financial misfortune and ill
health. Major Holmes was nominated
in 1SS2 and served during four terms
Mrs. Lowe for I' resident.
Milwaukee, June 8. Late last night
the nominating committee of the Wo
men's Club Federation convention ar
ranged a ticket for presentation to
the convention today. The nominee
for president is Mrs. Relecea Lowe.
of Georgia, for re-election; correspond
ing secretary, Mrs. George Kendrlek.
of Pennsylvania. The proposal for re
organization was defeated by a large
majority, and the color question did
not come to a decision.
Jury Thought It an Accident.
Baraboo. Wis.. June 8. A. T. Hes-
selgrave, who was charged with the
murder of bis wife, was found not
euilty at Iug I'rairie. Minn., yester
Cay. Several months ago while He-
selgrave was chopping wood he acci
dentally struck his wife with the ax.
killing her almost instantly. Tbe
couple formerly lived in LodL
Soldier Dismissed for Cowardice.
Albany. N. June a Major Clin
ton IL Smith, of the Seventy-first
regiment, has been dismissed from the
National Guard by Governor Roose
velt for his conduct during the bat
tle of San Juan in Culm. The board
of examination reported that Smith
was "unfit for service ia the National
Attempt at Chicago to Burn a
, ' Building Housing Seven
AWFUL DEATH OF AS ENGINEE2.
Caught in a, Flywheel Making l.OOO
Revolutions a Minute New
Style for Wedding
Chicago, June 8. A deliberate at
tempt to bum down the Stedman
block at Ninetieth street and Commer
cial avenue, South Chicago, early
Wednesday was frustrated by the
prompt action f Charles Walsh and
W. P. Cook, occupants of the building.
While seventy-six persons were asleep
in' the structure at 4 a. m an in
cendiary saturated the rear stairways
of the third and second floors with
kerosene and set tire to them. The
odor of the smoke reached the nostrils
of Charles Walsh, who was asleep in
a room on the second floor. He at
once gave the alarm and awakened
W. P. Cook, who lives on the third
floor. The two procured blankets and
water and smothered the flames,
which had eaten the railing of. one of
No Clue to the Miscreant.
The police were notified at once and
an Investigation developed signs of in
cendiarism. At least a gallon of oil
had been spilled along the stairs and
porches, and newspapers had been
saturated and placed under the win
dows of the various flats. No one
could be found who had seen or heard
a prowler in the vicinity, and the po
lice are at a loss to learn the motive
of the person who started the fire. Dr.
.1. J. Stedman, owner of the block, is
an old resident of South Chicago, and
he sayfc he can think of no one who
might be responsible for tbe outrage.
GROUND INTO A MUSHY MASS.
Condition of the Body of a Man Who Fell
Into a Flywheel.
Chicago, June 8. Charles White,
night engineer employed In the engine
room of Burcky & Milan's restaurant,
was torn to pieces in a flywheel which
controls the electric light system of the
building. For nearly two minutes his
body was whirled around with the
wheel, which makes nearly 1,000 rev
olutions a minute. When his flesh and
bones had been ground into a mass,
his body fell out of the revolving
wheel at the feet of a man who had
assisted hir in the work.
Horrified at the sight that met his
eyes, the assistant stopped the wheel,
then notified the Central police. The
officers had to pick up the corpse with
a shovel. The accident resulted from
White's attempt to replace a belt
around the flywheel. In putting the
belt on White had to start the wheel
in motion. He was standing on a step
ladder, holding the belt in his hand.
The ladder tilted forward, throwing
White against the wheel. His cloth
ing was caught and he was dragged
into the death trap.
Novelty In an Illinois Wedding.
Carlinvllle. Ills... June Miss Es-
Special Sale Commencing Saturday,
Men's suits that cannot be duplicated elsewher e for less
than $7.60 and in many cases $ I 0,
FOR THIS SALE ONLY
These suits are great values. Your money refunded if
you are not satisfied with your purchase.
tella Beardsley' introduced a novelty
at her wedding, no men being pres
ent with the exception of the bride
groom. Rev. Lafayette Henry Shock
and the minister. The ushers -were
women and so was the "best man" a
young woman. Every girl did her
part as attendant with all the dignity
and grace that was required. The
bride is a dauehter of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Linn Beardsley. The maid of
honor was Miss Susan M. Beardsley,
the bride's sister, who served as head
usher and 'master of ceremonies, as
well as assisting the bride and bride
Homicide Granted a Respite.
Springfield. Ills., June 8. Governor
Tanner -yesterday granted a respite
until July - to Lewis Thomas, con
victed of murder last May, and sen
tenced to. hang Juue 22 at Cairo,
Thomas is a one-armed colored school
teacher of Cairo. He engaged in a
quarrel In a saloon In that city with
a white man aud thiuarrel continued
after they went Into the street. The
white man started toward Thomas in
a threatening manner, when a com
panion of Thomas handed him a re
volver, with which he shot his assail
ant. The case Is to be presented to
the pardon board.
Convention of Endeavorers.
Pekin. Ills.. June S. The tenth an
nual convention of the Peoria district
Christian Endeavor Union, comprls
ing Peoria. Marshall, Tazewell. Mc
Lean and Woodford counties. Is being
held In this city. The opening session
at the Christian church last night was
largely attended. The sineing serv
ices were led by Mrs. J. W. Grieves;
words of welcome by Rev. .T. T. Al-
sup. of Pekin: address, "The Contribu
tion of Christian Endeavor to the Re
ligious Life of the Century." by Rev.
G. B. Van Arddal. of Peoria.
Tinners' Strike Is Ended.
Springfield. Ills.. June 8. The tin
ners of this city, who have been out
on a strike for the last two weeks on
account of the refusal of their em
ployers to recognize the trades coun
cil, have abandoned their position
and returned to work. There was no
dispute as to wages or hours of labor.
Uncle Sam Is Slow Sometimes.
Chicago. June 8. Captain William
L. Orr, 340 Chestnut street, has been
awarded $1,583 by congress .for two
years' service as an engineer on a Mis
sissippi steamer during the civil war.
The case has been before the-authori-ties
in Washington for, thjjr.ty-flve
Pearls In an Illinois Rlvest."
Sycamore. Ills., June 8.-Stephen
Abraham, of Genoa, t' ft not ha r iof the
fortunate pearl hunfen. Hflr found a
large horn pearl iu the Kishwaukee
river. It Is of variegated colors, flat at
base and curved at top. Is covered
with small horns. It is valued at $75.
Habitual Drunkard Flea Goes.
Springfield, Ills., .Tune 8. Governor
Tanner has commuted the life sen
tence of Andrew Warfield for murder
In Fnlton county in 1802 to twenty
years, because the crime was commit
ted bv an habitual drunkard.
Wisconsin Independent 'Phone Co.
Madison, Wis., June 8.--fA meeting
to perfect the1 organisation; if the In
Independent Telephone association of
Wisconsin was held iiere. yesterday
with representatives of several of the
independent avstems of the state pres-
YOU KNOW US,
YOU KNOW US.
"Boxers" Engage Chinese
Troops With Disas
THE OFFICIAL ADVICES.
Situation Reported Worse
and Conger Asks for
Tien Tain, June 8. It is reported
from Chinese official aeurcei that
4,000 "Boxers" surrounded 1,600
Chinese troops between Lofa and
Yong Tsun yesterday. Five hundred '
"Boxers" were killed.
Washington, June 8 Admiral.
Keaapff, on board the Newark off Tak-u
forts, cables the war department this
morning: "A battle occurred yester
day between the Chinese and Box
ers', nar Tien Tain. A large num
ber of ''Boxers1 are expected to reach '
Tien Tsln tomorrow." Minister Con
ger, in a message to the state depart
ment, says there Is no improvement
in the situation and aBks for instruc
tions. To Act In Concert, (t V
Washington, June 8 A cablegram
received from KemplT dated Tong Ku-
states that a meeting of foreign sent
ior naval officers was held today to
arrange for combined action to pro
tect life and property if required.
Nine hundred men are ashore. Twenty-five
warships are at Tong Ku.
Conger's Position In Peril.
Washington, June 8 It is under
stood that telegraphic communication
is interrupted between Kkin and
Taku, a fact which will prove embar
rassing to Conger should he Had it
necessary to call upon Kempff for re
rirates.Take a Hand.
Hong Kong, June 8. A steam
launch, owned by Chinese merchants,
towing four junks laden with kerosene
oil, was attacked last night by pirates
in an armed junk eight miles from
Hong Kong'. After looting the junks
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