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VOI.. XL. VIII NO. 280.
BOCK ISiiAXD. Ilili., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
alveston Do Not
Abate With Later
H GH ESTIMATES OF LOSS.
Are Increased Rather Than
Reduced by- the De
velopments. GHOULS CONTINUE RAVAGE.
Houston, Sept. 13. From all part3
of the United States and some por
tions of England many thousands of
dollars are pouring into the city for
relief of the Texas destitute. Train
loads of provisions and clothing are
also hurrying toward Houston and
Galveston. Refugees who arrived
here are being made as comforta
ble as possible. Estimate of the
number of dead still vary. Mayor
Jones, of (alveston. maintains his
opinion that the number will be no less
than live thousand. Property losses
are mounting higher as details arrive.
Some estimites for the city of Galves
ton r ach as high a) twenty millions.
lh- re are 25,000 homeless in that
city 10 be taken car J of and it's a ques
tion whether (Jalveston can or. will be
rebuilt. Several additional cases are
reported where vandals were shot down
while robbing the dead, but troops arc
rapidly gtining control of the lawless
elements. At noon todiy no new
features developed since last night.
FIKST NKWS OF 1.11 1.1) TKAIN
Ooe That Left New Orleans for Ualctou
Friday- Klcht jr-llea Killed.
New Orleans, S?nt. IS. The tirst
news of the disaster which overtook
the Southern Pacific train which left
this city last Friday night for Gal
veston was received this morning
from John H. Hoe, of I.ake
Charles, La. The dispatch says 85
passengers were killed where tbe
train was wrecked on (ial
reston bay near the lighthouse. Of
all on board only 15 or 1C were
tiTATtMKMT BY SAVKKS.
Texa iioeruor Keporte the Fart That
Ha Uaa Relative to tialveiton.
Austin. Tex.. Sept. in. Governor
Savers yesterday mad- the following
r-tutcmellt to the Associated Press cor
lespomlciu on rhe Gal vc.-lon tliod sit
uation: t'oiiditions at Galveston are
iully as bad as ivjorted. Communica
tion, however, has bet-ii re-established
letween the island th- mainland, and
hereafter transportation of supplies
will Ik- less difficult. The work of
clearing the city is progressing faitiy
well, and Adjutant General Scurry,
under direction of the mayor, is pa
trolling the city for the purpose of
preventing depredation. Tbe most
conservative estimate a to the num
ber of deaths place them at J,tt.
Contributions from citizens of this
t-tate and also from other states arc
ttiuing in rapidly and lim-rally. and
it Is confidently exju-cted that within
the next ten days the work t restora
tion by the people of Galveton will
have begun in good earnest and with
energy and success.
Lom lit rroperty 10.OOO.OOO.
"Of course the destruction of prop
erty has lwen very grat. not les than
SlO.00O.UX. but it Is hoped aud 1"
licved that even this great loss will
le overcome through the energy and
eelf-relianee of the people. During
the day the contributions have fairly
- . . . j , r e i rs
fleiugea iDexcreraor.upoaiua vi ,
no having been received. Among the ,
large contributor are to be noted the j
Standard Oil company with $10.OJO.
&he St. Louis Commercial club if or a
like amount, ami the Huntiugtou .In
terests for $o.U00. N
Oth.r Town. That Suffered.
Governor Savers yesterday besan
receiving reports from various point
along the gulf coast, which would in
dicate that there hasbeen preit prop
erty damage done for several hundred
miles, and that the list of Galveston
fatalities and suuVrinj; will be largely
augmented. Down the coast from
Galveston the town of Dickinson whs
laid waste and five people killed. The
towns of Alvin, Alta Loma. Texas
City, and Brookahire are wrecked and
hundreds are destitute. Richmond is
so badly demolished that it will re
quire weeks to clear the town. Mis
souri City and Stafford, just opposite,
were entirely demolished, and the few
remaining people at these places have
no homes to cover their heads. Bay
City, in Matagorda county, is reportd
wrecked with much loss of life, though
no official report lias been made to
that effect. Fatton, Rollover. Bolivar
Point, Quintana. Sugarland, Belleville.
Wharton, Fairview, .Missouri City, Sar
tartia Areola and El Campo are all
reported heavy sufferers, both in point
of property destroyed and lives lost.
Additional Dfs-1 TV ill Number 3UO.
O wiii to the fact that the telegraph
service is still badly crippled. Governor
.Savers cannot ascertain theexact num
ber of dead at the points named, but
it is approximated at DUO.
Itt'ports reaching the governor show
that the railroads, telegraph and tele
phone companies have suffered an im
mense loss by the storm.
Sudden Death tor tbe Ghoul.
Dallas. Tex.. Sept. 13. V. II. Me
Grath, manager of the Dallas Electric
company, reached Dallas yesterday di
rect from Galveston. He said: "Van
dalism at Galveston has been terrible.
The most rigid enforcement of martial
law has not been able to suppress it
entirely. Adjutant General Scurry's
men have arrested 1W or more ne
groes. Forty-three of these were found
with effects taken from dead bodies
and wre ordered tried by court mar
tial. They were convicted and or
dered shot. One negro had tviii.v
three lingers with rings ,n them iu
Typographical I'nlon Ak Help.
Galveston. Tex.. Sept. l::. Typo
graphical union No. L'S, of this city,
has sent out an appeal for help. Tho
appeal closes: "We are absolutely
homeless. Send contributions tot'hair
man relief committee."
I.IVIJS IN I'KKIL ON 1HK LAKES.
Tmu Vciirli founder and Others
Very Koagh Trip..
Chicago. Sept. IS. The i.;i of the
O:ilveton hurricane that swept around
thiough the western part of Texas ami
then making a wide circle camcswoop
iug down on the lake region, did nut
depart for the Atlantic without dolug
a large amount of damnue and Im
periling many lives. It was atul in
one case reported at ths writing. A
Cleveland dispatch says: "A telegram
from Erie, Pa., savs the steamer John
B. Lyons foundered otf Glrard. Pa., iu
the big gale of Tuesday night. The
Lyons curried a crew of sixteen, two
of whom have readied shore. She was
owned by J. C. Gilchrist, of this city.
and was valued at tUHMi. dispatch
has been received by Gilchrist stating
that a wrecked steamer, believed to be
the Lyons, has been sighted live miles
off Coliiieatit. and that with the aid of
glasses a dozen or tifteen men can be
seen clinging to the rigging. ' Tugs
have been ordered from Conneaut to
the assistance of those on the wrecked
Another Cleveland dispatch says:
"The schooner Dundee. 4 tied by the
Mlncb Transit ompauy. in tow of the
steamer John M. Gliddeii. foundered
about eleven miles west of this jiort
early yesterday. The boats were bound
for Ashtabula with ore. and the storm
struck them about 5 a. m. The Duu
Wo lost her rudder and a big Be
boarded her and carried away her for
ward hatch. The crew took to the
rlgiring. with the exception of Kate
Hoffman, the cook, who was diowned.
The men were liually taken off by the
steamer C. Lower. Jr.. and brought
A Detroit dispatch state that the
Fteamer Lawrence, plying from St. Jo
seph to Milwaukee, supposed to have
gone down with all on board, has en
tered St. Joseph harbor. She went In
under her own power. She carried lifty
A Milwaukee dispatch says: "Three
hundred and tifty passengers on the
Ateamer P. V M. I. No. 4 were landed
Hi Milwaukee yesterday morning after
pending a nlnht of terror on the
steamer. The loat was caught in the
fury of Tuesday night's storm, and
was ten hours late in reaching her des
tination from Holland. Midi. The pas
seugers had an awful ex;erience. and
many sustained serious injuries. Those
most seriously injured were: YV. Hark
er. Detroit, liead cut; Mrs. W. Hark
er: Macgie Eiilcnton. Detroit, head
cut; Mrs. Martha Derham. North Lan
sing, head cut and side bruised: Con
rad Hlbbard. Monroe. Mich., head aud
breast cut: Willie Gustie. Detroit, scalp
aud eye cut: John II. Feabcr. Toledo.
.. timrer dislocated and everely
Pile not admitting the boat had
been :n any danger, her officers said
she had a very hard voyage. Almost
every window in her cabin was brok
en, while the cabin was one mass of
broken timbers, broken chairs and
pieces of slass. To make matters
worse, almost everybody on the boat
was seasick, aud as they could not go
out of the cabin the condition of that
fdace can be guessed. All of the pas
scDers were in bad idight when tuev
Continued on Fourth Page.
WEST INDIA HURRICANE
A'O W IN NEW ENGLAND.
Bjoton, Sept. 13. The now famous
West India hurricane entered New
England yesterdsy, causing a loss of
nearly a million dollars. Tbe gale was
more destructive on land than on tbe
sea. It started into life scores of wood
ORDER FOR A STRIKE.
Anthracite Coal Mine Workers
'Are to Stay Out of the
MITCHELL TO CONDUCT THE FIGHT.
His Order Makes Idle 1 45.OO0 Men if
It Is Universally Obeyed
Scrantoc, I'a., Gepi. 10. The strike
of anthracite miners of the Lacka
wan a valley is now practically on, for
every mine working today is running
short handed. Dodge and the ceiJe
vue collieries of the Lackawana com.
pany are entirely shut down. The
Manville colliery worked only a por
tion of the day, and all through the
upper valley there is almost a com
Indianapolis. Sept. 13. At ".:S0 last
evening the United Mine Workers of
America declared a strike in the an
thracite region. The strike is to begin
next Monday morning, and it is ex
pected that 141-OUO men will walk out.
President Mitchell, with a part of his
office force from Indianapolis, will es
tablish themselves in HaJielton, Pa.,
nnd Mitchell will direct the strike
from that point. The declaration of
the strike followed a warning that was
telegraphed yesterday to the presi
dents of the following railways of tl.-
anthracite region: Pennsylvania, Le
high Valley. Delaware and Hudson,
Delaware. Lackawana and Western.
Central Railroad of New Jersey, Phil
adelphia ami fieading.Krle. New York.
Susquehanna and Western. Delaware,
Susnuehauna aud Schuylkill, aud New
York, Ontario and Western.
Aked au Immediate Kepi)-.
This warning stated that a strike
was imminent in the anthracite lields,
which would be disastrous every
where, and Ihea proceeded: "As the
company of which you are president
controls mines in the anthracite re
gions, we. the authorized representa
tives of the anthracite miners, in order
to promote the public welfare and
avert a strike, propose to you and the
other coal operators that the whole
iiiestloii of WHge and conditions in
the anthracite coal lields lx submitted
to arbitration. Au immediate reply,
t-ienifying your acceptance or reje 'ion
of this proposition, is requested." li
wa signed by John Mitchell and W.
15. WINon, respectively president and
secretary of the I'nlted Mine Workers.
As 110 replies were received the. strike
Crlerance of the Miner.
Iu their demand the miners ask the
correction of many evils, the more
Important of which are the following:
Abolition of the company stores; re
duction In the price of iowder to SjSl.oi)
a keg: abolition of company doctors;
semi-monthly payment of wages;
abolition of the sliding scale; wages to
be paid in cash: 1.VJ-IU pounds to the
ton Instead of over S.OiKi: advance of
l-'O per cent, in wanes less than $l..ii
and not exceeding $1.75 a day; that all
classes of day labor now receiving
$1.5U and not exceeding $1.75 shall re
ceive 15 per cent, over present wages;
that all day labor now recelviug $1.75
shall 1m advanced 10 per cent.; that no
miner shall have at any time more
than one breast, gang or other class
of work, and shall gel only bis legal
share of cars.
WHAT tUt STKIKK TO I LI. M KAN,
Idleness of 14J.00O Worker and a HI If
shortage In Coal Production.
Philadelphia, Sept. 13. The order of
President Mitchell calling out the min
ers in the anthracite ct:il,j tt;in of this
stale Recalls th" last great strike lu the
same district three years ago. which
was pructically ended by the tragedy
at I.uttimer in which twenty-one min
ers were killed and over lifty wounded
by deputy sheriffs. The stiike inau
gurated yesterday by the I'nlted Mine
Workers will for the time being ter
minate operations in the most produc
tive hard coal Held in the world. The
mine employes in tin- anthracite dls
trict of Pennsylvania number about
1 4 ."",. n o. The membership of the union
is not known to a certainty, but tic
leaders claim that alKtut S" per cent,
of the miners are organized. The un
ion men do not anticipate any diffi
culty lu Inducing the unorganized min
ers to strike.
The coal basins, extend over au area
of about 47" square miles, and are iiis
tributed throughout several counties,
the more important workings being lo
cated iu Luzerne. Lacka wanna. Schuyl
kill. Carlton aud Xorthumlcrland coun
ties. If all the veins were located la
the one place they would occupy a
space about twenty mih's wide and a
little less than twenty-four miles long.
The coal seams vary from six to sixty
feet in thickness. The districts are
known as No. 1. comprising Luzerne
and Lackawanna; No. 7. comprising
Hazleton and the upper Schuylkill re
ou. and No. 9. comprising Shamokin
and a portion of the Schuylkill region.
The average production from the en
ure district is 75.ujo,Gt KJ tons a year.
The t losing of the twines is cjKcted
to reduce the regular coal production
75 per cent, leaving free only the Read
ing Coal and Iron company" produc
tion of per cent, of the total out-
tires, and in many sections thousands
of acres of woodland are ablaze and
several scores of houses burned. The
damage to telephone and telegraph
wires, houses and crops will be very
put of the region, and r.jT per cent, of
the Lehigh Valley's production. Should
the strike continue over a period of
two months the loss hi wages will
amount to $8,400,000; loss to railroads,
SlW.OOO.OOO. and loss to mine opera
tors, $20,000,t00. Officers of the min
er's union estimate that the organiza
tion has a cash balance of fl.oOO.OOO
in the treasury with which to conduct
TRUE RING FROM JERSEY.
Democrats of That State All Right Any
way. Trenton. N. J., Sept. 13. The
democratic state convention which
met here yesterday to select electors-at-large,
adopted a platform indors
ing the principles adopted at Kansas
City and charging the republican par
ty with having converted a war waged
to liberate Caba from bondage into a
war of dominion and conquest.
FUTURE OF 00M PAUL.
On Portuguese Soil and to Sail for Eu
rope, It la Reported.
Lorenzo Marque, Sept. 13. Presi
dent Kruger and several Transvaal of
ficials are staying at the house of Mr.
tJ. Pott, the consul of The Netherlands
here. It is reported that they will sail
for Europe Sept. '2i on the German
Kruger obtained formal leave of ab
sence for six months, ostensibly to pro
ceed to ioirope to worK Tor Interven
tion. Schalk-Burger was appointed
acting president to serve during Kru
ger s absence. Ueiieral r rench 'has oc
HIS PRESENT SOVEREIGN. W
TOho 1 It? A Question for a Court of
Washington. Sept. 1.5. A Porto
Rica 11 who is studying law in Wash
ington applied to Mr. Young, clerk of
the district supreme court, for natural
ization papers, raying' that as lie was
not a citizen of the United Statee he
desired to become one. "Are you will
ing to renounce all allegiance to your
present sovereign V asked Young, add
ing. "Who is your sovereign V
"I am a iiapive of the island of
Porto Kico. which Is my home."
"Well." said Clerk Young, "the form
of the' cert Ideate declaratory of your
intentions presvribes thai you shall re
nounce allegiance to your sovereign.
What government are you a subject
The question was too intricate for
Young, and the case was laid before
lodge ltradley. After due considera
tion the certllicate was thus tilled in:
. a native of Porto Rico, aged
.about years, hereby declares that it
s in good rtiith my intention to become
1 citizens of the V'nited Slates and to
renounce forever all allegiance and
fidelity to any foreign prince, poten
tate. tate and sovereignty whatever,
and particularly lo the kingdom of
TRAIN ROBBER HAS LUCK.
Muili Kverylioily Ready to Oive I p and
Collect" Ahouts $VUO.
Denver. Sept. I.".. P.uiliiigtoii train
No. 1, kiiowu as the Overland Flyer,
was held up by a lone highwayman at
a. in. yesterday live miles east cf
llaiiihler. Neb., near the Colorado line.
The robber secured about $5oo lu cash
and pro haly twice that much iu dia
monds and waiches, aud then made
his escape by bringing the train to a
stop. He went through both sleepers,
but did not molest the chair cars or the
women. Kailroad officials offer $1,000
for his capture, and poses have start
ed out iu all directions.
Following is h list of individual
losses: Dr. II. Spaulding. chief medi
cal Inspector of the department of
health. Chicago. SH iu cash and a
watch valued at $40: C. Boswell,
Nashville. Ills.. ?luo Iu currency and
.VJ5 in gold: It. Bos well, Nashville,
Ills.. ?!V in cash and a watch valued
at SMiO; I'. A. Smith. Omaha. ?.", in
cash, a watch . valued -at $100, and
a dii moiid ring worth S150; Oscar A.
Tioiinstine. Cincinnati. $15.
Score on the Ball Field.
Chicago. Sept. 13. Following are
ye.-terday's League ball scores: Na
tional League At Philadelphia Pitts
burg 10. Philadelphia U: at Brooklyn
Cincinnati i. Brooklyn :; at New York
--Chicago !. New York 1: t second
garnet Chicago 0. New York 7: at Bos
ton St. Louis Bos 1 on IS.
American League: At Milwaukee
Detroit 1. Milwaukee 'J: (second game)
Detroit l.aMilwaukee at Minneapo
lis Buffalo ;. Minneapolis 7: (second
gaone) Buffalo 7. Minneapolis ; at
Kansas City Indianapolis 4. Kansas
City 1: at Chicago Cleveland 4. Chi
cago liT: (second game) Clevelaud 1,
Hryan to Follow Roosevelt.
St. Paul. Sept. 1.;. William Jen
nings Bryan will speak in St. Paul
Monday. Oct. 1. Bryan starts from
Sioux Falls ou the morning of Sept.
completing the tour of South Da
kota at Aberdeen that evening. Thence
h" will go to North Dakota, and com
puting his tout- there come here via
f atal Teneuieut IIou Fire.
Kasr Liverpool. O., Sept. 13. A ten
ement house occupied by thrc fam
ilie burned st 4 o'clock in the morning
and Mary Linkenstein and her 10-year-old
daughter burned to death in
thoir beds. The husband eaped by
jumping fifteen feet to the ground.
Property loss is tmalh
Major Taylor TOIns In the Wheel.
ludianafoIis. Spt. 13. Major Tay
lor, the colored rider, defeated Owen
Kunble and other aspirants for cham
pionship honors last night in tbe na
tional circuit bicyde races, winning
tin one-third mile national cJiampion
tihip. and the two-mile national cham
pionship paced races.
'The one nunaren awl twenty-third
anniversary of th battle of Brandy
wine was celebrated Tuesday on tbe
battlefield near Westchester, Pa.
May Be More to the State's Taste
if This Thing Continues
WOBK QT THE BOAED OF REVIEW.
More Broom Corn Trust Talk Live
Stock With Hydrophobia Bloody
Fight Among N eg roe.
Chicago. Sept. 13. From $250,000
to $4,000,000 was the increase made iu
the valuation of the estate of T. B.
Blackstone by the board of review.
The assessor made the valuation a
quarter of a million, apparently over
looking the Inventory filed by the ex
ecutors a few months ago. The board
of review sent for the manager of the
estate and after consultation with
President Uphaui agreed to an assess
ment sixteen times the s!ze of tbe as
sessors'. Last year Blackstone, who
was then alive, was assessed 011 $13,
fMj of personal property.
Had Not Ileeu Rated Wealthy.
Zotoue until a siort time Derore
his death was the president of the Chi
cago and Alton Railroad company, and
his fortune consisted largely of bonds
and stocks of ibat corporation. He was
jot rated as a very wealthy man until
the schedule of his estate was tiled iu
the probate court. It ran something
over $4,OOO.t00, which included hisreal
estate holdings as well as personal
Mora Bklwi In Appralaeinent.
The property of the Western Kiec
tric company, at Polk street and the
river, was the subject of a large raise.
The tract had been sold for StJlS.OOO,
though the valuation for taxation had
been but $"Jt-1.700. The board raised
this to the larger figure. The Canada
Cattle Car company's valuation was
raised from $ll.:i7 to ijWo.ooo: that or
Harder Ai Hafer, coal dealers, from
$:.154 to ,$lf,00O. The Waller Coal
company wats increased from .."oo to
BltUOM CORN HEX IX A COM II IX K.
Manufacturers and Trut Agree to a
Scheme to Make Money.
Mattoou. Ills., Sept. 13. It has been
reported here on good authority that
a. combination bus been formed with
the assistance of the broom manufac
turers of the oast to control the broom
corn crop of thi.- year, and thus pro
tect the I'nioU Broom Supply com
pany, which cornered the brush market
last year and still has large holdings
of last year's crop.
According to the story there was a
conference a few days ago of the trust
otlicials and representatives of most of
the big eastern factories, and the trust
officials agreed to supply the manufac
turers with brush sufficient to run
them to Oct. 1, providing the manu
facturers would call their buyers from
the field and leave .the trust people
Hats By the Thousands
for the Thousands.
You can only wear one hat at a
time, why not get the best? Don't
' cost you any more for the
NEWEST STYLES HERE
than you'd have to pay for some
Back number somewhere else. For
the best hat in Rock Island see
Stetson and Guyer Hats.
Wc Sell Them. More Styles and Better Values Than Any
Other Hats. Hats 48 Cents to S3.50.
YOU KNOW US.
without opposition. Ou this basis it is
said a u agreement was reached.
Two Women in a Bloody Figlit.
Springfield. Ills.. Sept. 10,-1 11 a cut
ting affray at llivertou. this county,
yesterday afternoon. Amanda Carter,
colored, formerly of Springfield, was
cut by the reputed wile of tJeorge
Bland, and is lying at the point of
death. The Carter woman. Bland and
wife, .and .lohu Curtis, have been
camping near Bivertou. Yesterday
Curtis and Bland engaged in a light in
which razors were used and iu which
the women joined. The Carter woman
was struck on the head with a heavy
instrument and her skull fractured,
and the Bland woman was terribly
gashed about the head and face.
I Ruble Auiong the Live Stork.
Decatur, Ills.. Sept. l.'J. Rabies still
continues iu this county and a large
per cent, of the live stock on farms in
lllinl and Harristown townships seems
to be affected, lu the last few days
several horses and cows have been lost
on account of the disease. Dr. S. II.
Swain, a veterinary surgeon, insists
that all the dogs in the two townships
must be killed as the only means of
safety for The people and live stock.
So far hundreds of dollars' worth of
cattle, horses and sheep have died.
Tet Caa in Politic.
Springfield. Ills., Sept. 1.1. The fil
ing of nominations for probate judge
and clerk by the Democratic county
committee Is the first step in a test
case agreed upon by the leader of
both parties In Sangamon county. The
clerk will refuse to certify the nomina
tions aud the case will be carried to
the supreme court in a petition for a
writ of mandamus. Should the county
be shown by census to have 70,0to iu
habltants it is entitled to a probate
court under the law.
Opening of Knox College.
Galesburg. Ills.. Sept. 1.1. The fall
term of Knox college opened Tuesday
with unusually flattering prospects.
The number of new students is large.
The forenoon's programme was de
voted to welcoming the new president.
Dr. Thomas McClelland, who came
here from Paciiii university. The ex
ercises were held iu the Central
New Head for Lincoln Fnlveraity.
Springfield. Ills.. - Sept. 1.1. The
board of trustees of Lincoln university
has accepted the resignation of Pro
fessor A. K. Turner, who resigned to
accept Ihe presidency of Waynesburg
college. Waynesburg, Pa., and elected
Dr. J. L. tiooduight, of Covington. O.,
formerly president of West Virginia
university, as his successor.
New Convention Colled.
Quincy. Ills.. Sept. 1:5. Willis Has. 1
wood having resigned the Democrat If
nomination for congress on account of
ill health., the congressional committee
met yeslfYday for the Fifteenth Illi
nois district and called a new conven
tion lo he held in Quincy Sept. 20.
Old Freeport Citizen lead.
Freeport. Ills.. Sept. 1.1. .lohn .T.
Hewitt, aged 7.1. formerly a well
known resident, ami widely known in
this ectiou. died at Riverside, Cal.,
where he was president of the First
Famine Is rife in the extreme south
of Italy. . .
Germans at Last Get Hands
on Murderer of Minister
WHO CONFESSES CRIME.
Says the Chinese Imperial
: Government Put Him
Up to It.
AMERICANS IN A FIGHT.
Pekin, Sept. 9, (Copyright). A
troop of American cavalry sent to
act as convoy for cattle -surprised 300
imperialists quartered at Templo
Shaho. They killed 30 and captured
many rilles. The enemy fled north
ward. The Japanese arrested the as
assassin of Baron Von Ketteler and
handed him over to the Germans. He
confessed the crime, saying the im
perial government ordered the com
mission of the act.
The Russian cavalry yesterday en
gaged 500 Boxers seven miles from
Machipo. The casualties among the
Boxers were '200, including the com
mander. One Russian nfYicer was
wounded and two Cossacks killed.
TO I'KOTKCT ALL INTERESTS.
I.l Hook Chang; Say He Ha Snffloleut
Washington. Sept. 13. Minister
Wu received a, telegram from Li
Hung Chang saying that his power
was sufficient to protect the American
lives and interests in China, and will
see that such protection is given.
FRENCH'S HANDS FULL.
Having a Hard right With liofrtand As
London, Sept. 13. Kolterls reports
from Macahdodorp that (Jen. French
was engaged the 12th with Boers in
the bills of West Barberton, and Gen.
Hutton has gone to French's support.
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