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VOL. XliVin NO. 216.
BOCK ISiiAXD. XLIi.. SATURDAY. JTJXE 30. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Concerning the Foreigners
Who Are Still Held
Ministers Summarily Or
dered to Leave Kempff
London, June 30, (Copyright).
The greatest anxiety exist concern
ing the foreigners at Pekin. Admiral
Kempff believes large reinforcements
are necessary to reach Pekin. Wal
ler's command with 440 Russians
were ambushed three miles from Tien
Tsin the 21st. They were compelled
to retreat, the Americans abandon
ing a 8-inch rifle, a colts gnn and los
ing four killed and seven wounded.
The American casualties in the relief
of Tien Tsin were Privates John Hun
ter and Nicholas killed. Sergeant Tay
lor, Corp. Pedrick and another wound
ed. Lieut. Irwin with 40 men were
found in good condition at Tien Tsin.
Minister Ordered to l.eate.
Washington, June ."0. The navy
department has received the following
from Kempff. "Chefoo. The min
isters at Pekin were given 24 hours to
leave on the l!Hb. They refused, and
are still there. Pekin relief forces
got half way. They were attacked by
imperial troops on the 18th. McCalla
was in command, four were killed and
27 wounded. McCalla and Ensign
Taussig were wounded, not seriously.
There an over 14,000 troops ashore.
Commander Wise commands at Tong
Ku and i-t in charge of transportation
by rail and river. The combined na
tionalities find it necessary to make
use of some civilians to ojxrate the
THE 8ITCATIIIN IS liKAVi:
81111 tlie tier not
June 30. Uncertainty re-'
mains the kevnote to the situation in ;
China. Well informed quarters con
tinue to believe that the legations are
still at Pekin, but authentic informa
tion is lacking. Dispatches tend to
create the impression that the Chi-,
rior fitness, purity
and healthfulness of its ingredients.
n Royal Baking Powder leavens the
food perfectly by its own inherent
power without changing or impairing
anv of the elements of the flour.
Thus the hot-breads, hot-rolls
and muffins, and the delicious hot
griddle-cakes raised by the Royal
Baking Powder are wholesome and
digestible, and may be eaten without
distress, even by persons of delicate
Alum baking pouilers are low priced, as alum costs but
to cents :t pound : but alum is a corrosive poison and
it renders the baking powder dangerous to use in food.
BAKING POWDER CO., 100 WILLIAM ST.. Kf W VOK.
nese authorities are playing a double
game, by simultaneously promul
gating public edicts against the-Boxers
and sending secret orders to the vice
roys to disobey the commands to sup
press the outbreak.
Shanghai notes increasing signs of
a general spread of the rebellion in
the southern provinces, but the local
feeling of alarm is subsiding. That
city also reports that a serious rising
confronts the Japanese troops in the
island of Irormosa.
Japan is satisfied it has been organ
ized from China.
A naval brigade of 900 blue jackets
and marines left Portsmouth this
morning for China.
Russia and France continue to dis
patch troops to China.
The German cruiser Furst Bismarck
left Kiel this morning for the far
Aa Irtinil Captured. I
London, June SO. The war office
received the following from Col. Dor
ward: "Chefoo The arsenal north
east of Tien Tsin was captured dur
iug the morning of the 27th by the
combined forces. The British troops
engaged were the naval brigade and a
Chinese regiment. The brigade had
four killed, and 15 wounded, includ
ing two omcers. lbe Chinese regi
ment had no casualties. The latter
checked an attack by boxers on our
left flank with heavy loss to the en
Foreign Ministers Reported Hafe.
Washington, June 30. A cablegram
from Choate at Lon ion states that the
foreign ministers were safe at Pekin
on the 26th. The Chinese minister.
Wu, has private advices to the name
HAM IN SOI TH CHINA.
UuraoMa of Protection to All Foreigners
There I'nder Certain Conditions.
London, June :. The Daily Mall's
Shanghai correspondent, telegraphing
yesterday, says: "An imperial decree
has been sent to all the viceroys advis
inK them that the foreign ministers
were safe iu Peking on June ". and
affirming that the government would
protect them. This is authentic and
Paris. .Tune It U announced
that the Chinese legation here has
communicated to the French govern
ment the text of a document cabled
by the viceroys f Nanking mid IIuu
I k'tw, June '7, which is ai. agreement
Ix-tneeu the viceroys autl consuls at
! Shanghai w hereby, suibject to certain
conditions, the viceroys undertake to
protect the missionaries ami lore.n
mei hunts in South ami Fust t'hiiia.
The document, which wsik sent for rat
lticntion by M. Ielcase. consists of
nine articles. The text of the cable-
I gram of the viceroys to the Chinese
mimtter in 1 ris is as follows
- We. the viceroys of Naukm and
Continued on Third page.
Royal Baking Pow
der possesses pecu
liar qualities not
found in other leav
ening agents, which
arise from the supe
OREGON III TROUBLE,
CAPT. WILDE CABLES THE PACT.
The Full Extent of the Damage
Not Yet Known, How
ever. RtCOBli UP THE OREGON.
Tbe Oregon was launched at Sao Fran
cUco Oct. S3, livt: trial trip May 14.
IriMi. ahowinK speed of 16.7a knott.
Carries a battery ot four IJ-inca iruns.
eight 8-inch guns, four 6-lneb suns,
Ju o-pounders. six 1 pounder and nu
merous smaller ones.
When in floating trim the bUt battleship
Carrie. 473 officers and men and
stows 1.564 tons ot ceaL
Sailed from San Francisco March 19.
ims. for a 14.u00-niile voyage around
the Horn to join Admiral Simp
May 24, 1S8. the Oregon arrived at Ju
piter Inlet. Fla.. without starting a
rivet and ready for battle: joined
blockading iMjuadron next day.
July 3. lfeW.took part la the destruction
ot Cervera's tleet at Santiago, en
tracrine; the Maria Tere a. Oquendo.
and Vlscaya and joined in chase of
During spring- ef 1W Admiral Dewey,
fearing compllcati tna. cabled that
tbe battleship be sent him.
Battleship proceeded to Manila In July.
1W9: assisted In blockade of the
Sailed from Hong Kong for Taku Sat
urday, June 3.
Washington. June 30. The navy
department received a cablegram from
Capt. WilJe. of the Oregon, dated at
Chefoo yesterday, confirming the re-
THE BATTLESHIP OREGON.
port that his ship has run aground
50 miles from Taku. The Iris and
another relief ship are now with tbe
Washington, June 30. Wilde's
message is as follows: Chefoo An
chored yesterday in a dense fog in 17
fathoms, three miles south of Kow
Ka light, Guj I'e Chi Li. Sent out
two boats and sounded the water 5i
fathoms. Weather clear. Got under
way and struck pinnacle rock. Much
water in forward compartment. Per
fectly smooth. Shall charter steamer
if possible at Chefoo and lighten ship.
Rock through the side of ship above
double bottom about frame 19. Sjiall
holes also through the bottom of
Location of Misfortune.
The point where the Oregon
grounded is 50 miles west of north
west of Chefoo and 150 miles from
ADMIRAL PHILIP DEAD.
New York, June 30 Rear Admiral
John W. Philip died at 8:15 this after
noon of heart ditease.
Admiral Philip commanded the bat
tleship Texas in the sea battle of San
tiago, and after the victory called his
men on deck and in their presence
gave thanks to the Almighty for the
victory that had been won. During
the engagement and when tbe Ameri
cans were hilarious with joy over
their triumph he said to his men;
"Don't, cheer boys, the poor devils are
ROBERTS REPORTS FIGHTING.
Several Cnsatrenients Which the British
Lew In Killed and Wounded.
Indon. June 30. Tbe war office has
received the following from Lord Hub
Pretoria, June 20. Paget reports
from LIndley that be was engaged ou
June ! with a body of the enemy who
were strongly reinforced during the
day. A convoy of stores for the Lind
ley garrison was also attacked on June
2, but after a heavy rear guard ac
tion the convoy reached LIndley in
safety. Our casualties were ten killed
and four officers and about fifty men
The fight reported yesterday was
under Lieutenant Colonel tJr.-nfeli, not
Dreiper. Krabnnt came up during the
nneement. Total casualties of tne
iwo columns, tnree killed and twenty
three wounded, cm the previous day,
near Ficksburg. Boyes' brigade waJ
in action with a body or the enemy.
Our casualties were two officers killed.
four men wounded, and one man miss
ing. Methuen found yesterday that
the Boer laager near Vachkon- and
Spitskop had leen hastily removed in
the direction of LIndley. He followed
the enemy twelve miles and captured
8.000 sheep and 500 head of cattle
which the enemy had seized in that
neighborhood. Our casualties were
four men wounded.
"Hunter continued his march yes
teruay toward tne aal river unop
posed. Many farmers along the
route have surrendered. Springs, the
terminus of the railway from Johan
nesburg, due east, was attacked early
yesterday morning. The Canadian regi
ment which garrisons the place beat
off the enemy. No casualties are re
ported. Lieutenant North, reported
missing after the attack on the con
struction train, is
a prisoner of the
FRANCHISES ARE PROPERTY,
So it is Derided in lax Ca.e in Michi -
Detroit. June JO. The W ayne cir-
cuit court has derided that the strvet
car companies must pay taxes on the
increased assessment made by the
loard of assessors. This assessment
is four times what It was last year
owing to the assessors including esti
mate value of the franchises." or
advantages gained by the companies
through the licenses granted them to
lay their tracks in. the streets. The
decision declares that all "franchises"
are taxable property.
"Of course we shall continue the
fight," said Michael Brennan. of Bren-
nan. Donnelly & Van de Mark, attor
neys for the street railway companies.
yesterday morning. 1 his was merely
the oiKMimg engagement the prelim
inary skirmish to tind out the basis
of the assessors' action. Now that we
have found out how the assessors ar
rived itt their figures and have gotten
the tangible separated from the in
tangible valuations, we knaw better
how to proceed. We shall light the
attempt to assess and collect this tax
at every step, on general principles
and on every yossibletechnicality." He
o.v-irn t ii.it iirsi it wouui go to tucsraxe
supreme court and possibly to the
United States supreme court.
Iowa Soldier Drowned.
Washington. Ia.. June 30. General
MacArthur has cabled the war depart
ment the death of Lieutenant Draper,
who was drowned June '2S while wait
ing on a ferry near San Antonio, Lu
zon. Paul Draper wa born July 24.
1ST0, at Valley View. Ia.. and served
with the Sixteenth infantry as private,
corporal, sergeant and lirst sergeant
of company D from July, 18!7, to No
vember. 1SW. He was serving in the
Philippine Islands as an enlisted man
at the date of appointment as second
lieutenant of the Twenty-second In
fantry. Injunction Against a Railway.
Springfield. Ills.. June 30. Judge Al
len, in the United States eircult court
yesterday, issued an injunction to re
strain the Illinois Central Kaiiroaa
company from tearing, up or altering
the tracks formerly belonging to the
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis railroad
on East Irand avenue from Madison
street south. The controversy arises
out of the- receivership and recent
Will Ferry Heath Keslg-n
Washington. June so There Is a
revival of the story that Assistant
Postmaster General Heath will resign
and permanently sever his connection
with the government service. There
seems to be some foundation for the
etory. although it has been denied em
phatically by a cabinet officer. This
time it is said be will tender his resig
nation about July 10. It is said that
Hanna wants Heath to run the Repub-
llcan literary bureau this year.
Scores on the Diamond.
Chicago. June 30. League records
on the base ball field yesterday were:
At Chicago Brooklyn 0, Chicago 1; at
Pittsburg Philadelphia 4, Pittsburg 2;
at Cincinnati Boston 2. Cincinnati 3;
at St. Louts New York 3. St. Iuls 4.
American League: At Buffalo Ie
troit 12. Buffalo 4; at Milwaukee Min
neapolis 1. Milwaukee 2: at Indianapo
lis Cleveland 3. Indianapolis 3 live
innings, rain; at Kansas City Chica
go 1. Kansas City 5.
Milwaukee's Carnival Close.
Milwaukee. June SO. The carnaval
came to a close last night with a re
on June 3 last year, and assumes that
Calumet clubs. About o.t"J persons
Russian Pat ia Command.
Shanghai. June 30. It is officially
announced that the Russian Vice Ad
miral AlexiefT will take command of
the allied forces in the north.
Kamored Indian Troubles Ahead.
Minneapolis, June HO. A Times spe
cial from Kat Tortage. Ont.. says there
is a threatened uprising of Indians on
tbe Rainy river, Ontario.
Minnesotan Reaches Kansas
and Issues State
ment. 13 SURE OF SE005D PLACE.
Other News From the City of the
Coming Great Con- '
Kansas City, June 30. Congress
man Towne registered at Coates
house this morning and to an Asso-
Iciated Press rerjresentative p-ve the
I r o
toiiowins: signed statement: "1 am
I not crowding my candidacy for rice
I Presiaeni Ia lDe ordinary way ana
I have canvassed no delegations. My
I friends relv upon the loic and policy
I of tbe situation and expect the demo
cratic convention to nominate me.
rOlBTH)Or JCLV IDEA.
Proposal That the Democrats Nominate
Their Leader on Independenca Day.
Sansas City, June 03. A story has
been put in circulation indicating that
plans have already been perfected for
the national Democratic convention to
nominate Bryan ou July 4tb, even if
the other business of the convention.
such as permanent organization, com
mittee on credentials, and even the
platform should Jiave to le post
poned. The few delegates who are
here no not take kindly to the sugges
tion, and say that the convention
should proceed in the usual order.
While there is a sentiment in making
the nomination on the 4th, it is
thought It would be carrying sentiment
too far. There are a number of con
tests which must be determined, and it
will not be possible to settle on the
platform without some consideration.
Question of 1G to 1.
The fact the platform is the chief
matter of argument and speculation
now. The topic uppermost In the minds
if the Democracy seems to be whether
r not there shall be a specific declara
tion in the platform for silver coinage
at 10 to l.or whether a simple rearhrm-
tion of the platform adopted at Chica
go shall be sufficient. It is believed
Hint much depends upon Bryan swishes
in the matter, but even lie may not m
able to influence the action of the con
vention, if it is deemed a wise policy
to adopt the same plan that has been
followed in several western states and
not specifically mention ! to 1. Bry
an s wishes are indicated, probably, in
a letter to J. L. Woods Merrill, secre
tary of the United States Monetary
League, in which be says: -I lxg to
assure you that the press reports iu
regard to mv consenting to the aban
donment of the silver question or to a
backward step from the position tak
en bv the Chicago convention is incor
rect." ' Dl (Terence Is a Wide One.
.Interviews with ex-Governor Stone
Men's suits that cannot be duplicated elsewhere 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.
and Augustus an wyeK in m. iouis,
and talks with different members of
western delegations who have arrived
Indicate that these men do not think
it important to make a specific decla
ration, while others make it plain that
if It? to 1 is not mentioned it will ba
construed as an abandonment of the
principle. Advocates of IS to 1 say
that to omit the declaration would be
trimming" and the party cannot af
ford to do any trimming in view of tbe
advanced stand taken four years ago
after a bitter and intense struggle. The
mere fact that simple reaffirmation of
the Chicago platform to such a large
number f men who did not remain
with the party four years ago makes
It unsatisfactory to the ultra silver
VIEWS Or OEO. FKKD WILLIAMS.
Ho Hints ou a Distinct Declaration for
Free Silver Coinage.
Georee Fred Williams, member of
the national committee and delegate
to the Democratic convention from
Massachusetts, arrived In Kansas City
yesterday. Williams has been among
those mentioned as a possible vice pres
idential candidate, but he says that
having pronounced views and not be
ing afraid to express them, makes it
impossible for him to be considered In
this convention. Williams talked about
ex-Senator Hill in a manner to indi
cate bis entire disapprobation of that
"What is Hill coming here for?" he
asked, and answered the query: "For
the sole and avowed purpose of try
ing to secure a modification of the
platform of 1S90. He ought to be here
in sack cloth and ashes Instead of try
ing to tell us what we should do.
"He comes here to say "I'll help you
if you do as 1 say.' If we win he will
say "I helped you. If we lose he will
say 'I told you what to do and you see
the result.' I don t like that attitude
Croker and Murphy come here In a
different spirit, willing to take tin1
platform that is made and abide by
the result." Williams is one of the
men who is determined to work for a
specific declaration for the ratio of Hi
to 1 In the platform. He says that
there must be no deviation from that
If we were right In 1SSX5, why
should we change now? To simply re
affirm the Chicago . platform is not
sufficient. Nor would it be enough to
declare himself a bimetallist and place
the ratio at 22 to 1 or "o to 1, to suit
his own ideas, all of which would
mean nothing. I do not believe this
convention will be satisfied with any
thing but a specific ltt-t-l declaration.
The moral of the party demands It.
and if we were right when we polled
six and one-half million votes we will
be right in making the declaration
The "running mate" problem Is us
conspicuous as it was at Philadelphia
and at this distance the guessing is
fully as indiscriminate. There are
plenty of candidates, men who want
the honor and one does not hear so
niuoli nlxiut declinations as there were
among the Itcpiiblii-aus. The aggres
sive men are Sulzer, of New York,
ami Towne of Minnesota. There Is an
impression that good politics would
mean the selection of a man from New
York and if a satisfactory candidate
cannot be found there then go to In
diana. Both New York and Indiana
are considered battle grounds.
Conl'nued oo Sixth page.
YOU KNOW US,
YOU. KNOW US.
OUT OF WORK.
Two Great American Trusts
Shut Down Ostensibly
PITTSBURG FACTORIES STOP.
One Hundred and Twenty
five Thousand Employes
Pittsburg, June 80. All iron, steel
and tinplate mills under the juris
diction of the Amalgamated associa
tion, all the window glass factories
controlled bj the American Glass
company and all the .flint bottle and
chimney glass factories closed today
for the usual summer shut down fur
Great Army of Men Idle.
120,000 men will be idle for the
next two months or more.
Democrats of the Chicago Districts Pick
Chicago, June 30. At the demo
cratic congressional conventions hero
today the following candidates were
chosen: First district, Leon Horn,
stein: Second, John J. Feeley; Third,
Ceorge P. Foster; Fourth, James Mc-
Andrews; tilth, r.x-AIderman William
F. Mahoney; Sixth. Lmll Rochester;
Seventh, William Peacock.
TUG SINKS IN A LAKE.
Three of the Craw of the Marlon Taller
I'srlsh In St. Clair.
Port Huron. Mich., June SO. The
tug Marion Teller sank in Lake St.
Clair last night. Three of the crew
went down with the boat. The dead:
Al Holmes, engineer; John Kirk, col
ored, cook; George Moisner, fireman,
all of Detroit.
MeKlnlejrs at Home.
Canton, June 30. President and
Mrs. McKinley and paily reached
home this morning. They were
greeted by a large and enthusiastic
crowd of neighbors and friends. The
party was greeted at all stations
along the route by largo assemblages.