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VOL. XVII. '7--t '';) ; ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1900. ' NO. 34. EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of ttois Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKH VtUm VttK WIRES An Interesting 1'iilli'iiUoii of Items Krrnn lie Two llatnlnulieres Pros ttt i lu a Curiiuusni), iV.m- John Clark ltldjMUli, the historian, la dead t New York. LIl)tulDK killed Htoolc hdiI did other damage neur Cuntuliii, VV'ithli. A leak 111 drydook No. 2, llrooklyo navy-yard, has caused a groat amount of damage. The Taung II Yimiiin refuses to ds liver messages lu cipher to the minis ten at l'ukiu. Italian troop took the oath of alleg iance to their new king at Home among much enthusiasm. A dispute)! received at Home says the Chinese government la holding 600 Ktiropeuus as hostages. , It la officially announced that no citizen loses rights through the recent marking of the temporary Alaska bound ary line, ' Chinese troopa bombarded Blagva atchenak, the cupital of Amor, July 20 and 28. " The Russians hare burned aeveral village. Tlie Antl-Impcriallstlo League haa written Senator Hoar a letter condemn ing biiu for hia decision to support President MoKluloy for re-election. : , The treaaury department la aendlng out the new 2 per cent bonda issued to take the place of the old Issue. Of the latter, 1330,680,000 bare been aur rendered. : An undated message received at Tien Tain from Minister Conger oonllrnia the prevloua report of hia eafotr. The ttilnlater baa provisions lor aeveral weeks, but la abort ol ammunition. All late ro porta from Pekln agree tlmt the attack on the logationa haa ceased. The Japanese minister write! ondtir date of July 10 that the Chinese autborltlea aro apparently diapoaed to negotiate. In moving an address to the queen with reference to the assassination ol King Humbert, Lord Haliatrary de clared In the British house cj lordi that aoclety la threatened by the depth uf human villainy that la beneath it aurface. ' The fact that the ministers at Pe kin are held aa hostagns perplexes the allies. It la fearud that if the inter national forfeit advance the Chinese will, if defeated, retioat to Pekln and put all the remaining ioreignora to death. The United States government favora an immediate advance upon Fokln, but Its representations are answered from Kurope that the campaign cannot be begun before the Inst wiek in August. General Chaffee has full power, and the government has confidence in his ability to meet any altuation that may arise. The weaknose of the monaoon cauaea anxiety in famlno-strioken India. Many Doers are surrendering and the Free State army will soon be a thing Of the paat. Twelve persons were drowned and 8,000 made homeless by lnuudatioua caused by rains in Chile. , Bresai, the assassin of King Hum bert, worked In a silk mill at Fsterson, N. J., until May of this year. . TJnitod States Senator Wellington, Republican, of Maryland, announces that he will oppose the re-election of l'reaident McKlnley. t ; Italy deeply mourns the assassina tion of King Humbert, but the situa tion is quiet, and no disturbance will attend the accession of the new king. Every fisherman on Frasor river, with the exception of TOO men of the white fishermou'a union at Steveston, started to work and the strike is prac tically broken. , , Russian soldiers In Manchuria have been attacked by Chinese troops and driven southward from Mukden. Box ers have appeared in aeveral towns, and are Inciting the Inhabitants to raj volt. After a conference with Chairman llnnna, yesterday, Governor Roosevelt laid he wonld be a private citizen dur ing August, aud that he bad made no delluite arrangements for the later mouths of the campaign. Caleb Powers, on trial fro the mur der of Governor Goebel, or Kentucky, testified that the object In bringing mountain men to the state capital was to show their interest in affairs, and not to intimidate the legislature or the election board. The commissioner of internal revenue at Washington baa Issued a circular prohibiting the use of manufacturers of cigars, cigarettes or tobacco, when put in statutory packages, of labels containing "any promise of, offer of or any order or certificate foi any gift, prize, premium, payment or reward." Inventory of the late vice-president Hobart's estate shows him to have been worth $2,628,942. ; , t The National Telephone & Telegraph Company, with an authorised capital of $50,000,000, has filed articles of in corporation at Trenton, N.J. Hon. H. E, Estee, justice of the United States district court of Hawaii, has appointed Walter B. Hailing, of Portland, Me., a nephew - of Senator Perkins, of California, olerk of hia pourt. .v. .. LAI t. Ft NEWS. : , Fire at Ashland, Wis., did (1,000,- inn datum... .... The United States again presents iti claim to the porta. '' A passenger was shot dead by train robbers in Colorado. Germany is preparing to send anothel large body of troops to China. Four men were killed and one mort ally Injured In a Missouri feud. War department forwarding war supplies for six months to China. Chinese attack Tion Tsin after allies moved forward, but were repulsed. Boxers and imperial troops fought together against Admiral Seymour. General Chaffee has started for Pekln with the British and Japanese forces. A Are at La Grande, Or., consumed property to the value of about $25,000. Chinese government orders that the ministers have proper escort to Tleo Tain. Feeling against Boise, Idaho, water company may load to municipal own ership. ; .. Senator Teller says congress should be called to doal with the Chinese sit uation. : ' i ,. . , -; General Dewet la said to be so hem med in that escape fioin the British it impossible. The United States civil commission will take charge- in the l'hillipines, September 1, Naval officers are favorable to tha construction of a drydook on tha Columbia river. 1 Towne will announce in a few days whether be will stand aa a candidate for the vlce-presiduucy. In the Philippines, a small Ameri can command, under Lieutenant Altstaetter, was captured. A bridge near Kddyville, Or., col lapsed, ourrylng down Ave persons, one of whom was killed outright. A party backed bv E. H. Harrirnan, the railroad magnate, is looking , for copper on White river, Ynkon territory. Hheng says an imperial decree has teen iasueil that there shall be free communication with the foreign min isters in l'okiu. In a decision at Albany, Or., Judge Boise held to the doctrine that it is the buyer's toss if be accept grain from warehousemen that belougs to storers. . The BusnIuu war office has received a dispatib from General Grodekoff, dated Khabarovsk, announcing that Auuin had been taken by the Russians after a stubborn fight, and that the Chinese were being pursued. r ,.v Japan, if necessary, can send 70,000 men to China. Kentucky Populists nominated A. II. Cardin for governor ' Smallpox at Cain) Nome Is well in baud and decreasing. - Iowa Republicans remembered Min ister Conger in their platform. The allied 'forces are marching on Pekin, and are due there in eight days. A workman, was crushed almost to Jelly in a Lano county, Oregon, saw mill. Now Hampshire Democrats nominat ed Dr. Frederick T. Polter for gov ernor. King Victor Emanuel III, auccessor to King Humbert, has arrived at Monxa. In Germany, 8,600 officers and 20, 000 men have volunteered for Chinese service. Government will investigate the suarohiat activity in the vicinity of New York. , Chinese imperial government is us ing diplomacy to cheuk advance of al lies on l'okiu. j - Sir William Vernon Haroourt, liberal louder, estimates the cost of the Boer war at $400,000,000. Edicts of the: Chinese imperial gov Briimcnt issued as late as July 2 order ad the Boxers. to kill the Christiana. Ex-Governor -Roger Wolcott, of Massachusetts, has accepted the ap pointment as United States minister to Italy- , It Is strongly intimated that Oregon school land liutuuess is manipulated by aftiuiula for the benefit of a private raft. . Senator Foraker says the Democrats have as much show of winning con gross as they had of carrying Oregon last June. - ' ' -; ' Navy department shares the general distrust that ail wua not well on the battle-ship Oregon when she went ishore. ., s . ' The amount of gross gold in the United States treasury is $481,170. 164, the highest in the history of the Ovcrnmeut. The government of Nicaragua haa taken possession of the property of the Martiue Canal Company and removed the company's cars, rails and property to the Interior from Greytown. ., Crop reports from Yakima, Wash., ind La Grande, Or., are rosy; grain is surning out poor in Yamhill county, Oregon, and farmers declare they will ibandou it for stock raising. ' Pol Plancon, the opera singer, alngi I whole opera in admirable German without understanding a word of that anguage. s , . '' New York -Chinese have issued a proclamation saying none of them are from the tribes involved in Boxer die lurbanoes. A ranch of 850 acres, with 200,000 jhlckens and an output of 80,000,000 iggs a year will be established at Man wquan, N. J. AMERICA IN SAMOA Annexation of Tutuila Other Islands. and INSTRUMENT OF CESSION SIGNED Commander Til ley Kstabllshos a Stable tjavernmeot Where Heretofore There Was Mo Order. Washington, August 8. Commander Benjamin F. Tlllev, in charge of the United States naval station on the Isl and of Tutuila, Samoa, transmits in a recent report to the navy department upon the condition of affairs on the isl and an "Instrument of cession" exe cuted by the chiefs of Tutuila and tbe United States government. The docu ment formally cedes and transfers to Commander Tilley, as the representa tive of the United States government, the Islands of Tutila, Anna, and all other islands, rocks, reefs, foreshores and waters lying between certain de grees of latitude and longitude, namely, to erect the same into a separate dis trict to be known as tbe district of Tu tila. Tbe "instrument of oession" was signed by the marks of 22 chiefs, with their seals affixed, on April 17 last, immediately prior to the raising of the Stars and Stripes over the '.naval station at Pago Pago. The provisions of the doenments set forth that the chiefs of the towns shall be entitled to retain their individual control of the separate towns, provided the same shall be in accordance with the laws of the United States concern ing Tutila. It provides also that this government shall protect and respect tha individual rights ot the people to their land and property; and should the government require their land, it shall take the same on payment of a fair consideration. ' Commander Tilley visited Rose ial and, the eaatern member of the Samoan group, whioh lies 70 miles to the eaat ot Mayua, hoisted tbe American flag and took formal possession. This is nothing but a coral reef, and is of no value. Very stringent regulations have, been issued by Commander Tilley prohibiting the importation of firearms, dynamite and other explosives into Tutila. An order recently issued for bids the importation of wines, beers or liquors except by permission of the oommandant. Tirol! Frequenters Fined. New York, August, 5. Eighty-one women and 11 men who were arrested in the Tivoli, a tenderloin resort, last night, were aralgned in tbe polioe court here today. Two ot the women were fined $10 for disorderly conduct,' and another was sentenced to three months' imprisonment as a vagrant. The other casus went over. Of the men. all wore discharged excepting J. F. O'Conner, the temporary manager of the Tivoli, who was held in f 3,000 bail tor exam ination, and J. F. MoAvo, tbe waiter, who is alleged to have assaulted State Senator Ford in the Tivoli a few nights ago, and against whom Senator Ford appeared as the complaining witness. MoAvo was held in f 100 bail for ex amination tomorrow, his counsel stat ing that be desired to bring counter charges against Senator Ford. Now Jersey Laws Adequate. New York, ' August 6.Gorernor Voorhees, of New Jersey when asked if the Btate authorities would make any Investigation of the anarchists in New Jersey or try to stop the promotion ol their cause, replied that the laws are well observed now in New Jersey and amply sufficient to cover tbe anarchy issue. It any transgressions of the laws were committed, the state will take prompt action, and the offenders, when proved to be such, will be prose outed and punished. The governor did not seem pleased at the imputation that anarchists were being sheltered in bis state. Yellow Fever In Florida. Key West, Fla., August 6. Dr. Porter, Florida's state health officer, who is now in this city, received today from Dr. Weedon, medical representa tive of the board at Tampa, a message announcing two oases ot yellow fever in that city, and saying he believed tht infection to be general. Dr. Porter nt once wired Dr. Weedon to place quar antine restrictions on all travel to and lorm Tampa. It is believed that tha disease can be confined to Tampa. ' San Francisco Italians. Kan Francisco. An east 5. The Ital ians of San Franoisoo met last night and gave expression ot tnetr teeungs on the assassination ot King Humbert. A nuhlAoram fit ivmtuthv waa sent to the Minister of foreign affairs to be com- munlcated to the royal lAmuy ana u mi danliled tn tinld memorial services here on the day of the monarch's funeral. C. F. Serra, the Italian oon sul at this port, is now in Rome, and he waa instructed by oable to represent the local colony at the funeral. , r.oulsvllles Population Tea.TSl. Washington. Aueust 8. The census office today announced the population of Louisville, Ky., to be 204,731, an increase of 43,002 over the oensus of 1890. Six Dead and Many Injured. Chicago, August 4. A special to the Record from Tamplco, Mexico, sayat As a result of the encounter which took place at Donna Ceoilia, a fashionable suburb of this city, yesterday, between 60 Bahama negroes and a force of Tarn pioo polioe, aided by a ooinpany ot soldiers from the government barracks here, four negroes and two soldisra have died from their wounds, and 21 negroes are suffering from wounds. Several of them will die. 8IX ARMORED CRUISERS. Plana If III lUady for the Blddara lu Hovsinbar. Washington, August 6. The secre tary of tbe navy has issued to ship builders a circular calling for bids for the construction of six armored cruis ers, three authorized by tbe act of March 8, 1899, and three by the act of June 7, 1900. Those authorized by the former act are to be sheathed and coppered. Two classes of bids are called for regarding the first three, one for sheathing aud coppering and the other without it, tbe department re serving tbe right to adopt either form of construction. The plans will be ready for distribn- tlnn tn the titririftre Nnvntnlier ft. No bid swill be considered whioh propose I to furnish vessels of less than 18,400 . tons trial displacement for unsheathed ' - . I ,1 ! . ,uA in onn 1 TcerroiB, ruu tow burn iiw wuo ..- displacement for sheathed, or less than 25 knots speed and a bunker capacity at 3,000 tons. The maximum time al lowed for completion is 86 months for each vessel, with penalties of $300 a day for each day in excess ot Jtbat tlms for tho first month and $000 for each subsequent day. For deficiency of speed not below 20 knots the vessels will be accepted at a reduced compen sation of $50,000 for eaoh quarter knot to 91)4 knots, and $100,000 per quartei knot down to 80 knots. ' The vessels will have twin screws, and be fitted throughout with the most modern machinery. The main batter ies will consist of four eight-Inch breeobloadlng rifles of 45 caliber length, and 14 six-inch breechloading rapid fire rifles of 50 caliber length. The secondary battery will consist of 18 three-inch breechloading rifles, 12 three pounder guns, four one pounder auto matic guns, four one-pounder single shot guns, two three-inch field guns, two machine guns, six automatic guns and two submerged torpedo tubes. The limit of oost of each of the three ships authorized by the act of 1899 ia $4,000,000, and eaoh of those author ized by this year's naval bill, $4,250,- 000. NINE PERSONS INJURED. Piece oi Iron Weighing- m Ton Crashes Through a Koof. New York, August 6. Three per sous were seriously injured and six others badly out and bruised today by tbe falling of five heavy pieces ol structural iron from tne top of a 12 story building in tbe course of con struction at Broadway and Walker streets. Fannie Cohen, 17 years ol age; Morris Beiuhere, 18 years of age, and David Waldemann, 19, were so badly injured they had to be taken to a hospital, and six others were painfully injuied. All will recover. All of the injured ' personsjwere employed by M. Goldberg & Co., pocket-book manufac turers, who occupied the upper two floors of the five-story building on Walker street, directly in the rear ol the building in course of construction. Four heavy iron girders, eaoh weigh ing over a ton, were being hoisted to the top of tbe high building. They were being swung around to the top ol the building when they slipped out ol tbe chains. Three of the heavy girders crashed through 11 floors to the base ment, and the fourth stuck at the seo oud floor. Over 100 workmen were a work in the building, bnt they escaped injury. When the big boom of the der rick was released from the girders it swung around and atruok a 14-foot iron upright, snapping it off and thiowing In over the side of the building. This piece weighed over a ton. It crashed throuhg the root of the Walker street building, where 80 people were at work on tbe top floor. They were bnried in the debris. Those who were not badly hurt made a rush for the fire escape, leaving a number of women who had fainted and the injured persona lying helpless on the floor, ('Alfred Norton, foremen in charge ol the iron workers, was arrested on s charge of criminal negleot and arraign ed in tbe Center street court. He was parolled until tomoriow. Hunting- for a Lost Son. St. Lonis, August 8. Chrlstophei and Margaret O'Neil, traveling with their five children in search of an 18-yoar-old son, Charles, who disappeared from his home in Pittsburg, Pa., more than a year ago, are stopping ' here tot a few days. The members of the fam ily, who are traveling overland in twe wagons, have covered 617 miles since they left their home in Pittsburg, last April. Mrs. O'Neil says their journey will not end until their son is found. , ' Cut In Wages. ' Joliet, 111., August 8. It is reported that a straight cut ol 15 per oent hat been ordered in wages by the Amerioas Steel & Wire Company. The reduc tion, it ia said, will effect every em ploye. No official information can bt obtained here, although it is understood the order went into effeot yesterday. About 9,000 employed in local mills are concerned. Gale In United Klugdom. '. London, August 6. A severe gale U raging throughout the United King dom. Channel trafflo ia suspended, causing muoh inconvenience to thous ands of exoursionists who wished to take advantage of the August bank hol iday. Rain and wind have done muoh damage in the provinces. Several mall vessels . have gone ashore, and many others have been obliged to seek refuge in the harbors. forest Flrea. I Loa Angoles, Cal., August 6. Great forest Urea continue to burn In the Si erra Mad re mountains. A report from Camp Kturtevant says that although the fire does not threaten the camp as much aB it did a week ago, there still remains much work for the fire fight ers to do. Unless the flames aro soon checked a large area of the San Gabriel forest reserve, in addition to the 15 ot 20 square miles already devastated, will be laid waste. ... ABE BEYOND TIEN TSIN Allied Forces Said to Have Advanced 35 Miles. CHRISTIANS KILLED NEAR PEKIN Frlnee Chlng'a Peace Policy Has Llttlr Support at PeklMHa Chlngc Chlen Beheaded. London, August 6. According to a Special dispatch from Shanghai, dated August 8, the advancing column of tbe allies was reported there yesterday to nave reached a point 85 miles be yond Tien Tsin. Nothing from any other point corroborates this state ment. In fuot, the Standard goes so far as to say that it fears tbe real advance, apart from preliminary measures, has not yet begun. Tien Tsin dispatches dated July 80 tell of an action which is termed a "reconnoissance between Japanese and Chinese two miles be yond tbe IIsl Ku arsenal, in which the Japansee withdrew alter suffering 80 casualties. The Tien Tsin correspondent of the Standard, under date of Jjly 27, de clares that tbe Americans and Germans have been ordered to more forward without waiting for the British. A Chee Foo special reports the safety Americans in Pekin and the receipt of a letter from Dr. Cheltman, dated Pekin, July 20, saying . that on the previous day Sir Claude MacDonald, tbe British minister, bad agreed to a truce, providing the Chinese came no closer, and continued: "We hope this means relief, but, having again defeated the Chinese, we are fearful of treachery. All are exhausted from constant watch ing, fighting and digging trenches. Tbe greatest . credit is due to Mr. Squlers, secretary of the United States legation, whose military experience and energy are invaluable." The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily News says that tbe consuls there regret the independent action taken by tbe American Association and tbe Chinese Association, on tbe ground that it is injudicious. He s ye: "The settlements being international, petty jealousies must disapiwai. The China Association is of little local influence." Presumably be refers to the American Asiatlo Association. Tbe Hong Kong correspondent of tbe Daily Express announces the arrival there from San Francisco of lloer Lee, for some time resident aget in the United States of the society for the ref ormation of the Chinese empire, with 6,000, which will presumably be util ized in connection with the movement against the em press dowager, a move ment quiescent since 1808 until within tbe last few weeks. Nearly all the correspondents con firm the reports of a wholo.-ulo massa cre of Christians outride of l'ckin, a correspondent of the Daily evs giv ing the number of killed as between 10,000 and 15,000, all defenseless con verts. Imperial troops so it is stated did the dastardly work. According to the Shanghai corre spondent of the Times, one of the mem bers of the Tsung li Yamun mentioned by United States Consul Goodnow as having been beheaded for pro-foreign tendencies was Captain Hsu Chien, formerly minister to Kuesia. The cor respondent says the empress dowager ordered his execution on the Bilvi. e uf Li Hing Hong. Li Hung Chans has been informed from Pekln that Prince Ching's only prominent supporters in his peace pol icy are General Yung Lu and Wang Wen Shao, president of the board of revenue, whose intloance is small. DEFIED BRITISH NATION. Dr. Tanner, of Cork, Creates a Scene Is Parliament. London, August 6. Once more Dr. Charles Tanner, Nationalist member of parliament for the middle division of Cork, has been suspended; and. al though in this instance the suspension was only for one night, it was accom plished by scenes that would have done credit to the most disorderly legisla ture in the world. After opiiosiug a vote in supply at today's session. Dr. Tanner was appointed a teller. Subse quent to the division the chairman an nounced that Dr. Tanner had grossly insulted him on account of the appoint ment, and that, in conseqeuce. he would suspend bim for the remainder of the Bitting. Gesticulating wildly, Dr. Tanner de fied tbe chairman, the house and the whole English cation. Amid a deafen ing roar be declared that the chairman was "merely one ol the premier's min ions." He then exclaimed: "I defy the whole lot of you. 1 throw that in your teeth. As an Irishman, I leave the house with greater pleasure than I ever entered it." - Then, while staid members rose in their sects and tried to drown these ut terances, Dr. Tauuer still yelled defi ance and went out. Krusr Proiulivs Indemnity. Pretoria, August 6. President Kro ger and Comtnundunt-lienerul Botha have issued a proclamation promising to pay all damage done to farms by tho British provided the burgheis remain with tbe commandos. Glanders Among Cavalry Horses. . San Franoisoo, August 6. Glanders has broken out among the hordes at the Presidio stables, belonging to the vari ous cavalry regiments aud awaiting shipment to Cbuia on the borse trans ports Aiteo and Strathgyle. The pres ence of glanders was discovered this morning, and eight infected auiinals were shot. The commanding olllcer has received ordera to spare no effort or expenae in stamping out the disease befora it oan become epidemic. ' OF NO CONSEQUENCE. The Mleangna teliare Will Nat Stay the. Canal. Washington, August 5. From inside sources it was learned that the action of the Nicaraguan government in tak ing possession of the property of the Maritime Canal Company will have not the slightest effect upon tha con strncton of the canal by the United States government. It is fully under stood that when the canal i actually authorized by the United States that tha Nloaraguan government will have to make terms with the United States, notwithstanding any conoesalona it may have granted to other parties. There is a possibility that provision will be made for concessions that have been granted, in order to avoid any possible difficulties. It is not believed here that the Cragin-Eyre Company has any purpose in thia concession other than to secure money from the United States when the canal is built. Author ities on the canal have never believed that the concessions obtained by this syndicate were of any value. Eyre-Craain Concession Proclaimed. Manafna, Nicaragua, via Galveston, August 6. The Nicaraguan congress convened last evening, and waa per sonally addressed by President Zelaya, who declared that the condition of the country, especially from the point ol finances, showed diatinot improvement. He announced the termination of the concession to the Maritime Canal Com pany, and formally proclaimed tha ex istence of the Eyre-Cragin canal con cession. He also emphasized the gov ernment's programme for extending the national railroad. His speech was received thrroughout with enthusiasm. Thrown From a Hone and Killed. New York, August & Miss Clarissa Blake, daughter of S. Parkman Blake, a retired banker of Bostoa, was killed at New Rcchelle, N. Y., this after noon. She went there to purchase a horse for cross-country riding, and picked out a magnificent bay. - She mounted the animal and took several turns around a field and then started to try him over the hurdles. She ran him to a hurdle, and the horse rose to it, but as he went over bis hind hoofs struck the top rail, and Miss Blake was thrown. She struck on the back of her bead at the neck. Her spine was broken at the base of the brain, and abe was dead when picked np. . Hospital Corps. Lexington, Ky August 5. Sergeant George Whitemeyer, of the local re cruiting station, received telegraphic orders from the surgeon-general to en list men for the hospital corps, consist ing of stewards, wagoners and mechan ics. The order is considered significant bt the hurried movements in the near future, as the orders allow any one to serve who has a common school educa tion, whereas heretofore men for hos pital serivce were required to have had some experience. Sir Edwin Arnold's Son Held. San Francisco, Angnst 5. Julian B. Arnold, son of Sir Edwin Arnold, who is in custody of a United Stater marshal awaiting the result of sxtradi tion proceedings, was not surprised to learn that hia partner, Thomas Bolton Sisme, had been held for trial in Lon don. He said that the tact that only $10,000 bail was asked showed that the action was not serious. He said that his father was not at outs with him. and that the affairs of the firm were being settled. If he is nut ext radited, he proposes to stay hers. Lost la Wonderland. Helena, Mont., August 6. J. R. Piper, cashier of the First National bank at St. Mary's, whu was one of a party going through Yellowstone park, is lost in Wonderland. He strayed away on Monday from the rest of the party at the Fountain Geyser hotel, and at last accounts no trace ot him had been found. A detachment of troops is assisting in the search for the miss ing man. His friends fear that his mind became unbalanced. Ashantee Campaign. Beekwai, Ashantee, August 5. Major H. B. Beddoes, with 100 men and two guns, started Jnly 84 to locate the enemy's war camp. The camp was found, the warriors numbering 8,000 to 4,000 men, three days' marching east of Mompoessi. Several hours' fighting resulted in the defeat of th Ashantees against a stubborn resist ance. Major Beddoes'. losses were heavy. He and Lieutenant Phillips and Swaby were severely wounded. Thirty men were also wounded. More troops will be necessary before the cam paign can possibly finish. Gorman Transports Sail. Bremerbaven, August 5. The Ger man transports Rhein and Adria sailed tor China today, with the staff ot the expeditionary corps under General von Lease. Emperor William and the empress visited both vessels on the eve ol their departure, and bade the offi cers adieu They were enthusiastically received. 1 A large number of young men ol Martinique have petitioned President Loubet of France, for arms and passage to enable them to proceed to Sooth Africa to fight for the Boers. The coast region ol Georgia is to bavt, a sugar refinery, the first one in the state. It is to be located in Blaxley. Will Be Burled In Rome. Rome, August 4. The min latere have unanimously decided that the body of King Humbert shall rest in Rome. Fifteen thousand troops will pay the last honors. A fruit grower at Central Point, Or., clears his orchard ot wind fall applet by driving a bunch of hogs through it. All apples whioh have dropped will be eaten by the hogs, also the worms in the apples which weie the direct cause of the apples dropping. DEWET SURROUNDED Cannot Escape Through the British Cordon. BOERS SHORT OF AMMUNITION Also a Scarcity of Food Among Burgh rs sfaay Pretorlans Have Bean Bent Into Kill. London, August 7. A special dis patch from Pretoria dated Saturday says: "General Christian Dewet is com pletely surrounded near Reitsburg, and it is impossible for his forces to escape through the strong British cordon. The Boers say they will make a stand at Machadodorp. They are short of ammunition. and food. General Ham ilton, by tbe rapidity of his move ments, prevents reinforcements reach ing Commandant-General Botha. "It appears that after the train car rying United States Consul Stowe and flying the Stars and Stripes was de railed at Honing Spruit, south of Kroonstad, concealed Boers fired, kill ing 40. "Many residents ot Pretoria have been sent into exile for having behaved cruelly to British subjects before or during the war. The terms of exile Vary, in one instance reaching 25 yeara." , Boer Kafco Another Captnro. London, August 7. The Lourenco Marques correspondent of tbe Daily Express, wiring Saturday, says: "Tranavaal advices declare that Gen eral Baden-Powell was wounded dur ing a recent engagement at Rustenberg. where the Boers, according to their ac count, took some prisoners and cap tured 834 wagons" TRAIN ROBBERS KILL. Ona Passenger Resisted Their Dtaund for Money. . Kansas City, August 7. A Journal special from Salina, Kan., says: The Union Paciflo east-bound pas senger train No. 4, which left Denver last night, waa held np by two men several miles west of Hugo, "Colo., 90 miles this side of Denver. The pas sengers in tbe Pullman sleepers were robbed of their money and valuables. An old man named Fay, a resident of California, who had been visiting Den ver and was on his way to St. Louis, refused to surrender his valuables and fired a shot at one of the robbers, but missed him. ' Thereupon the robbers returned the fire, one shot entering Fay's mouth and coming out the back of his head, killing him almost in stantly. The robbers stopped the train, jumped off and escaped. The robbers got on to one of the sleepers near Limon, and after the train had started the men made a noise at the door. The conductor, thinking they were tramps, opened the door to put them off. The robbers, who were masked, pointed a pistol at bis head and ordered him to lead the way through the coaches. All of the passengers were asleep, and the conductor was ordeied to wake them one at a time. The frightened passengers were told to keep quiet or they would be killed, and at the same time were asked to hand over ther money and valuables. The robbers obtained about $100 in cash and a number of gold watches and pieces of jewelry. The robbery took place a few minutes before 1 o'clock this morning. Paris Cab Orion Strike. Paris, August 7. Four thousand cab drivers have gone on a strike, demand ing a lower rate for renting vehicles. There have been no disturbances, but the Republican guards protect the sta bles. A fire at the headquarters of tht Caimlee Cab Company at St. Onen this morning destroyed all the cabs and 16 horses. Ten persons who were assist ing the firemen to put ont the flames were injured. Wrong Man Killed. New Orleans, August 6. Last Fri day, when the mob riots were at their height, a negro, supposed to be Burke Jackson, was taken away from the po lice and shot to death. It now devel ops that be was not Jackson. Jackson was later captured at Iola, Miss., and today was returned to ibis city and lodged in jail. ' Missionaries From China. San Franoisoo, August 7. The trans port Logan arrived at midnight. 89 days from Manila, via Nagasaki and Yokohama. She is understood to have on board a number of refugee mission aries from China, but no one will be landed until after the vessel is inspect ed by the quarantine officer. - Confederate General Dead. . New Orleans, August 7. General York, a Confederate soldier, died at bis home in Natohes, Miss., today, aged 86. Hot Day at Detroit. Detroit' August 7. This has been the hottest day of the summer in De troit, the thermometer registering 90 degrees. ' Chicago, August 7. Heat today caused two deaths and several pros trations. It waa 94 in tbe shade. Fonr Iujured In Collision. Columbus, O., August 7. An eler trio car struck a large wagon filled with a fishing party, on High street, tonight and six persons were, injured. The more seriously hurt are:' Julian Rose, Boston, Mass., variety actor, leg fractured; Fred Ge feller, spine injured and elbow split; C. E. Fuller, two ribs broken; Carl Filbert, bad wound in back of bead. Oar foreign trade oontinoss to show treat Increase,