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The Semi-Weekly Tribune. IRA L. 11AU1U Proprietor. TKIWSl J1.23 IN ADVANCE. K0RTI1 PLATTE NEHBA8KA. J BRIEF TELEGRAMS. Over 1,000,000 ncrcs of wheat In Man itoba nro ruined. Four Russian nmb.vjsmlcn; nro con ferring In Paris. A big hall storm tore up tilings gen erally In Idaho, Tho recent ratns havo Inundated the streams In Georgia. Tho Mexicans arc planning to crush tho Ynquls entirely. Admiral Frederick Maxso of tho British navy Is Uend. Oriental advices say gold has been found In tho Philippines. .1. H.'stlllson, Who was shot by St. Louis strikers May 29, Is dead. General Joo Wheeler says no will havo nothing to do with politics. Tho trcaaury department has issued n now flvo dollar silver certificate. Tho Illinois democrats named Sam uel Alschuler of Aurora for governor. Tho yellow Jack Isn't quite do prova lent In Havana, Goneral Leo roports. Tho Ninth Infantry has loft for Ma nila to help lick tho wild-eyed celes tials. Tho recent heavy ralnB hayo created great havoc in tho vicinity of Lusk, Wyo. A largo number of patriotic Chlca goans aro enlisting to light tho festive Boxer, Tho railroad employees of Colorado held their first annual convention at Pueblo. Captain Cartor vlH mak? another detpernto effort to get n rehearing cf hl;( case. A couple- of enterprising burglnrs were scared out Wjhllo at work at Chcyonnc. Tho United States is again Insisting that Turkey must dig up that Indem nity coin. John Fitzgerald of Chicago now claims tho handball championship of tho world. Arthur Edgorton Bntcman of Wash ington, D. C, a well known stock brok er, Is dead. Frank Bonn of Sioux City waB stabbed to death at Mllwaukeo by a colored woman. Tho khodlvo of Egypt, who has been sufforlng from dlphthorla In England, Is getting better. It develops that flvo lives, Instead of ono, wero lost in tho nilno explosion at Champion, Mich. Tho Henley regatta, which takes placo in London July 4, C and C, has several foreign entries. Tho shorllt'B posso in St. Louis has been lot out and doves of pcaco nro floating around In flocks. Goneral Wood linn fully Indorsed General Lee's courso in closing Bcvornl saloons at Qucmados, Cuba. Lieutenant Roy Harpor of tho Seventh cavalry, lina been ordorcd to prepare for servlco in China. Pittsburg wob tho warmest placo in tho United States nccordlng to tho government observers' report. A now Independent tobacco company has purchased tho Detroit plant of tho Continental Tobacco company. Admiral Watson Is copying after Dowey, nnd is coming homo by tho Suez canal nnd tho Mediterranean. Estes G. Rathhono, director of tho Cuban posts, has been removed from ofllco by Postmaster, General Smith. Tho city of Cologno was struck by n cyciono nnd considerable havoc wbb done. Sovcrnl persons woro injured. Henry Llnoout. aged 81. who Is be-. noveu to do tho oldest railroad con . . - . . i Uuctor In tho world, died nt St. Paul, Minn,, this week. Native laborers In Cuba aro on a strike becauso they clnlm that Ameri cans nro paid hlghor wnges for tho eame kind of work. H. II. Dufllold, a Chicago brokor, was taking a large sum or money to tho bank. When ho frisked himself, ho found ho waB Bhy Just 155.000. Tho Prussian government has offer ed 33,000 marks as a reward for tho discovery of tho murderor of a boy named Weston, who was tho victim of a ritual murder, General Wheeler haa nBsumod com mand of tho dopartmont of tho Ink's Tho naval board has recommended superimposed turrets for three of tho now battleships. A great many of tho pulpits in Edin burgh wcro occupied by Amorlcnn delegates to tho world's W. C. T. U. convention. Dr. Konyoun, federal henlth ofllcor at San FrnnclBco, has boon nrralcnod for contempt, for nllogcd violation of nn injunction Issued by United Stnteb circuit Judgo Morrow, Tho democrats of tho Fifth congrcs- Bionni uiBtrlcl of ArknnsnB, havo taken 1,000 ballots for a congroBsninn wiuioui oneci. Tho Rough Rldora down In Okln homn nro propnrlng to light Snn Juan ami isi uanoy all ovor ngaln when ictiuy arrives, Editor Wlshold Kolfgobor of tho On zotn Ostrowskl, published at Ostrawn, nrndnrn r TV,an ii.i ... ..... I , . , , 'r'" . ubhik ! 81 utCft80"' nwaiiBo ho ad- vocntcd tho restoration of tho king- lom of Poland. lho London Express says tho aged inuu iur iiign irenson, uocauso ho nd- queen of Ofesu 1b tho caiuo of tho Ash- antl rebellion. Tho Kansas contributions to tho In dia relief fund haa been sent from To- poka to Now York. Tho amount wob 715.000. It is probablo that tho labor collogo in America, to bo endowed by British worklngmon; will bo established nt Now York. Emperor William hna sent n lotter of congratulation to tho American Evan- sellcal church. The coroner's jury In tho cobo of tho It. Louis strikers who woro shot In fe fight with the deputies recontly, Mas returned a verdict that tho men wero killed unjustifiably, Hut by BACK. IN Tli TSIN Vice Admiral Seymour Makc3 Official De port of Belief Expedition. WEEKS OF BATTLE AND TERROR Imperial Troop na Well ns Holers Hn En no Internationals Chinese Millie Treacherous Attack After Professions of Friendliness, LONDON, Juno 30. Tho ml von turos of tho hard fighting tilllos un der Admiral Seymour, their reaching Anting, twelve mllea from Pckln, tho decision to retreat, tho capture of rlco and immenBo stores of arms und am munition, nffordlng material for a strenuous defense until relieved nil this is told In a dispatch from Ad miral .Seymour received by tho admir alty at midnight, which runs as fol lows: "TIEN TSIN, Juno 27, via Cho Foo, Juno 2D. Havo returned to Tien Tsln with tho forces, having been unablo to reach Pokln by rail. On Jung 13 two attacks on tho advnnco guard wcro mado by the Boxers, who were repulsed with considerable loss to thorn and nono to our slue. "On Juno 11 tho Boxers attacked the train at Lang Ynn In largo numbors nnd with (rent determination. Wo repulsed them with a loss of about 100 killed, Our loss was fiva Italians. Tho samo nftornpon tho Boxcra at tacked tho British guard left to pro tect Jofa station. Reinforcements wcro sent back nnd tho enemy wero driven off with 100 killed. Two of our Benmen woro wounded. "Wo pushed forward to Anting nnd engaged tho enemy on Juno 13 nnd 11, Inflicting a loss of 175. There were no casualties on our side. "Extensive destruction of tho railway In our front having been mado further advance by rail Impossible I decided on Juno 10 to return to Yang Tsun, whoro It was propeced to organize an advanco b ytho river to Pckln. After my depnrturo from Lang Ynn, two trains left to follow on were, on Juno 18, attacked by Boxcra and Imperial troops from Pokln, who lost from -100 to COO killed. Our casualties wcro six killed and forty-eight wounded. Thcso trains joined mo at Yang Tsun tho samo day. Tho railway at Yang Tsun was found entirely demolished nnd tho trains could not bo moved. Tho forco holng short of provisions and hampored with wounded compelled us to withdraw on Tlon Tain, with which wo had not been In communication for six days, and our Bupplles had boon cut olf 'On Juno 19 tho wounded, with ncc ossarles, started by boat, tho forces marching nlongnldo tho rlvor. Oppo Bltlon was experienced during tho wholo courso of tho river, from nearly ovory village the Boxors, when do fented In ono village, retiring to tho next and skillfully retarding our nd vanco by occupying woll-Boloctcd posl tlons from which they hnd to bo forced often at tho point of tho bayonet and In face of a galling lire difficult to locate On Juno 22 wo mndo a night march, arriving nt daybreak opposite tho Im porlal armory nbovo Tlon TBln, whero, nftor friendly advances, n treachorous, hoavy II ro was opened, whllo our men wero exposed on tho opposite rlvor bank. Tho enemy wero kopt In check by rlfio tiro In front, whllo their position was turned by n party of murines nnd seamen, undor Major Johnson, who rualied and occu pled ono of the salient points, seizing the guns. "The Germans, lower down, silenced two guns nnd then crossed tho rlvor nnd enptured them. Tho armory was noxt occupied by the combined forces, Determined attempts ; to retake tho ar mniv wrewn mm n rxrx run inr nw nir im v mory wcro mado on tho following dny, but unsuccessfully. "Found Immense stores of guns, arms and ammunition of tho latest pattern. Sovcrnl guns woro mounted In our defonso nnd shelled tho Chi ncso forts lower down. Having found ammunition nnd rice, wo could havo held for somo dnyB, but being linm- pored with largo numbors of wounded, I sent to Tlon Tsln for a relieving force, which arrived on tho morning of Juno 25. "Tho armory was evacuated and tho forces nrrlvod at Tien Tain on June 2C. Wo burned tho nrmory. (1 nil oral Chaffee' Force. SAN FRANCISCO, Cnl.. Juno 30. Tho transport Grant, which will sail on Sunduy for Nagasaki and thence, It Is hollovcd, to Clio Foo or Tnku, will carry 800 men or tho Sixth env nlry, which, In nddltlon to a hospital corps, maao up at tho Prosinlo, 300 recruits and 200 marines, will const! tuto tho forco going Ui China. The Ninth Infantry and a signal corps from Manila and tho marines already In China will complete General Chaf feo'B forces, making 0,000 to 8,000 in nil. Throe Burgeons will nccompany tho hospital corpu. Acting ABBlBtnnt Sur geon John T. linlaell will havo charge of tho medical department on the transport. No Pay for Taylor Mllltln. FRANKFORT. Juno 30. Govor "ul """V iuuuuu i . 11" u accounts for servlco of tho Taylor mil Itlu from tho dnto Goobol wns declared tjn tr0m tho dato Gocbol was declared governor until tho ovacuatlon of the troops, after tho decision of tho su. memo court. Tho wholo Bum clnlmeil tho clnlnipil In unlades aggregated upwards of $50,000. Tako Oatli of Allegiance MANILA, Juno 30. Nino of tho In surgent leaders, Including Generals Plo Del Pilar, ConBlon, Garcia and Al varoz, woro rolensud upon taking tho oath of allegiance to thr govornmont and renouncing till forma of revolu tion In tho Philippines, together with making formal aokuowlodgmont of American sovereignty. This oath Is much stronger nnd inoro binding than tho oath which General Otis adminis tered and was ccn&ouucutly distasteful to tho Filipinos, who nccopted It with bad grace, fully realizing tho results BOERS ARE FIGHTING HARD. Lord Itolierti Iteports Several Kncn ce ment. LONDON, Juno 30. Tho War ofllco has received the following from Lord Roberts: "PRETORIA, Juno 30. Pago reports from Llndloy that he was engaged on June 2G with a body of tho enemy who wero strongly reinforced during tho dny. A convoy of Btorcs for tho Llndley garrison was also attacked on June 20, but ufter n heavy rear guard action tho convoy reached Llndley In safety. Our casualties wero ten killed and four omccrs nnd about fifty men wounded. "Tho fight reported yesterday was under Lieutenant Colonel Grcnfell. not Drclpcr. Brnbrant camo up dur ing the engagement. Total casualties of tho two colums, three killed and twenty-threo wounded. "On tho previous day, near Flcks burg, Boyea' brigade was In action with a body of tho enemy. Our cas ualties woro two officers killed, four men wounded and one man missing. "Mctheun found ycBtorday that tho Boer luager near Vachkop and Spltz kop hnd been hastily removed In tho direction of Llndley. He followed tho enemy twelve miles nnd captured 8, 000 sheep and 500 head of cattle which tho enemy had seized In that neigh borhood. Our casualties wero four men wounded. Hunter continued his march yester day toward tho Vail rlrer unopposed. Unny farmers along tho route havo surrendered. "Springs, tho terminus of tho rall wny from Johannesburg, duo east, was attacked early yesterday morn ing. Tho Canadian regiment which garrisons the place beat off the enemy No casualties reported. "Lloutcnant north, reported mlBS lug nftcr the attack on tho construc tion train, Is a prisoner of tho Boera." A Capetown dispatch roports an at tempt by tho Bacrs to blow up the artillery barracks and magazine nt Pretoria. It Is added that an artiN leryman, who frustrated tho attempt by withdrawing a lighted fuse, was killed by a Boer whom the soldiers afterward nttcmptcd to lynch. The British authorities arc deport ing largo numbers of Hollanders to Holland, to bo dealt with by their own government for not observing tho state of neutrality declared by Tho Netherlands. President Steyn Is reported to bo nt Bethlehem, consulting with General Do Wet. Sir Alfred Mllncr, tho British high commissioner, hna notified the gov ernment to puy the Interest on tho Frco State C por cent loan, duo July 1, on condition that there is no further liability, cither for capital or Interest. Capetown reports that President Kruger Is still at Machadodorp, 'afraid to move for fear the bridges uro undermlneu." OREGON IS REPORTED ASHORE Fa u uun llntttesliln Itumureil to Have Met With Mishap. SHANGHAI, Juno 30. It la report ed hero that tho United Stntcs battle ship Oregon Is ashore on tho Island ol Hoo Kle, In tho Mlao Tno group, fifty miles north of Cho Foo, nnd that n steamer of the Indo-Chlna Steam Nav igation company has gono to her as sistance. WASHINGTON. Jutte 30. Up to midnight no official news had been re- eelved in Washington benrlng on tho rcpuri unii wiu uimiesuip urcgon nun gono nshoro near Cheo Foo. Early last week admiral Remey was directed to send this vessel from Hong Kong to Tnku. Captain G. F. F. Wilde is solemnly professing complete nbsten her commander. She left Hong Kong tlon from warllko preparation tho Chl liist Saturdny night, two days ahead ncso are mounting several new slx of her expected departure and had inch guns nt tho Fro Sing forts, on board In addition to her regular Four British war ships havo sailed crow, 164 Bailors and marines brought from Hong Kong to reinforce tho al to Hong Kong from Manila by tho Za- Hod squadron nt Shanghai. Tho south- flro. Tho dlstnnce she hnd to travel crn provinces nro sending troops to wns about 1,500 miles und the calcu- ward Pekln nnd the exodus of Chlneso lntlon of tho naval ofllclalB hero was of all classes from Shanghai contlnuoB that If tho vessel made record tlmo at the rate of from 10,000 to 15,000 a alio would bo nt Taku In six days. day. Today 1b tho sixth day tho Oregon Russlnn prestlgo hns been Injured has been on her vovnee. so'that In all during tho recent llchtlncr nnii nn ,mt?- probablllty Bho must no In the vl- Russlnn rising in tho Lino u ong ponln clnlty of Cho Foo, If alio mnlntnlncd BUla, Russian Manchuria, Is predicted. ner reputation as n last uattlcsmp. Martial law In Alaska, SAN FRANCISCO, Juno 30. At Dutch harbor on Juno 8 martial law was declared by Colonel Noycs, who hnd sallora nnd tho gunboat Wheeling patrolling the Bhoro with guns and fixed bayonets. All the saloons nt Dutch harbor and UnnhiBka wero closed. Deserters from tho government vessels wero found by tho forco under Colonol Noycs In sovoral of tho other vessel nnd whon all the runaways had been found tho marital law was abol ished. Alaska advices received today Btato tho steamer Gustln from Dawson nnd Yukon wnyporta arrived nt St. Mlchnol Juno 15. It brought 300 passengers nnd $2,000,000 In gold-dust, most of which belonged to tho Dawson banks. Kxrriitlvo Council of l'orlo Hlco, SAN JUAN, Porto Rlco, Juno 30.- A meeting of tho first executive coun cil of Porto Rlco will bo held todny ami It is thought that all tno members, with the exception of Messrs. Russell and Brumbaugh, will bo In attendance. Tho meeting will bo of nn cntlroly pre liminary character and no routino bus iness has been mapped out. There will simply bo a formal organization of the council. lowol nnd Thief Caught. NEW YORK, Juno 30. A large quantity of jewels, valued at about $5,000, which wns recontly stolen from tho apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gould In Iondon, havo boon recov ered nnd tho man In whoso posses sion tho JewolB wero found is under nrrcst. Tho prisoner describes him self na Charles W. Blair, 29 years oi ago and n valet by occupation. Blali waB arrested at Coney Island. A chamois bag wiib found on him nnd U contained u glittering array of gems, Identified as being the property ol IN VERY BID PLIGHT Admiral Seymour is Eescucd in Very Nick of Time. PROVISIONS NEARLY EXHAUSTED Ktllof Party linn to l'lelit Its Wny Through Great Masses of Hostile Prisoners In Ilniuli of ItrltUli (lira Coiilllctlne Stories Itecnrdlnc Minister LONDON, Juno 29. Tho casualties of tho International force attacking Tien Tsln were: Americans, 3 killed, 2 wounded; British, 2 killed, 1 wound ed; Germans, 15 killed, 27 wounded; Russians, 10 killed, 37 wounded. Tho gunfire of tho Americans and British is described as "beautiful." After the relieving forco pushed on to relievo Admiral Seymour, Chinese regulars under General Nlch, says a dispatch from Shanghai, again attack ed Tlon Tsln florccly and bombarded tho foreign settlement with a terrible flro. Colonel Dorwnrd, British command ed tho column that rollovcd Admiral Seymour. American marines partici pated In the achievement. The nd mlral waB found entrenched nnd sur rounded by Immonso masses of Chi nese, who wero driven off by tho re lieving column after a brisk light. Hio men made a brilliant resistance, never fnlling in courago for fifteen days of continuous fighting. During ten dnys tho men wero on quarter rations. Thcv Btartod with provisions for ton dny3, and they would havo held out a day or two longer. Tho column was a few miles beyond Lofn. ucoming it hopeless to attempt to break through tho hordes. Admlrnl Seymour essayed a night retreat to ward Tien Tsln, but camo In collision with a strong Chinese forco arriving from the northwest and could nnlthm- ndvnnco nor retreat. There was noth ing to do but Intrench nnd stand slncm. Ho vainly attempted hcllographic com munication. Seymour's men cnunht several Chi- nose, who said tho legations had been burned nnd tho ministers killed. Oth ers said that tho ministers hnd been Imprisoned. Tho Chinese dianlavcd fanatlrnl courngo In tho nttnek. I' our thousand Russians left Tien Tsln four days after Admiral Sey mour, but thoy never got In touch with him. Railway communication from Tnim to Tien Tsln ha3 been restored nnd tho forco Is ndvnnclnir Fighting was in progress on Wednes day in tho vicinity of Tzo Chulln. iargo preparations aro bclnr mndo to support und reinforce tho Pckln re lieving column. Twenty thousand troops of all powers, largely Japanese, havo now been landed. Tho fato of the members of tho lega tions Is still n mystery. If they aro nllvo and unharmed at Pckln tho Chi nese government deserves somo credit, Snanghai correspondents think, for re straining tho fanatical mob. The. Shanghai correspondent of the Dally Telegraph( wiring at U:05 yester day, says: "It is reported on good Chinese authority that the govern ment, nlurmcd by tho foreign military lucimiunuiia, hub issued an edict or dering the DCrotnntnrv minnrnoalr.,. tho Boxers nnd nnnotinc.ng a decision to protect tho legations at nil hazards." uio uiiacic o ntho pnlnco was mado by ish legation nt Shanghai received def- inltc Informntlon yesterday, the Dally Express correspondent says that whllo becoming to tno shanghai corre spondent or tho Times advices from Shang Tung say that Governor Yuax Shtk Kal maintains connal relations with foreigners nnd has Bent numerous couriers to Pokln, but nono of them has returned. An Imperial degree nubllBhml in Shanghai yesterday (Thursday), savs n correspondent of tho ually Express, uuBcua nun mo imperial pniaeo In Pe kln waa burned on Juno 1C and that nowovcr, ns this may be, tho Brlt revoltlng Chinese. 1'ronlilnnt IUhii Ml Trip. WASHINGTON. Juno 29. Tho nrn. ident, Mrs. McKlnlcy and party will leave lor uanton, o In a private car attached to tho regular 7:45 p. m. train on tho PeniiBylvnnln rallrnmi Friday. Tho president will be accom panied by Dr. Rlxoy. Secretnrv Cnr- telyou and Assistant Secretary Barnes. lJiirmg tho absence of Secretary Cortelyou tho executive oPlco will bo in ennrgo or Assistant Secretury Pru den. Only tho most Importnnt mat tors will bo transmitted to Canton, and, whllo tho president will be nt nil times in direct communication with tho White House and members of tho cnblnot, ho will bo rellovcd ns much as possible of matters which should properly tie disposed of in Washing ton. Don troy MUtlon lltilldlnci. NEW YORK, Juno 29. Two cable grams woro received by tho Presuyto- nuii noiiru ot i-oreign Missions this morning. Tho first from ShanKhal. read: "Wol Hen destroyed. Forelcners ps- capod." Tho Presbyterian board had 540,000 worth of proporty In Wei Hen nnd this Is now nil gono. Dr. Falrrlcs was one of tho missionaries there nnd he es enped with tho others. Tho other cablegram enmo from Cheo Foo and stated: "Lobensteln at Shanghai, Fennls at Pekln." DOERS SUFFER TWO REPULSES. Lord lloliorts Cables News of Small Successful Fight. LONDON, Juno 29. Lord Roberta has sent bulletins of two small flghtB occurring on June 20 nnd 27, In which tho Boers wcro dlBcomflted. In n dis patch from Pretoria ho says: "A small forco of mounted troops with two guns, commanded by Lieuten ant Colonel Drolper, was attacked by tho enemy under Drefua and Ncl, on tho morning of Juno 2G, seven milc3 north of Senoknl. They beat off tho enemy nnd burned their lnager. Our casualties wcro three wounded and ten killed. "Hunter, temporarily commanding Inn Hamilton's troops, made ono march yesterday from Heidelberg toward Frankfort without meeting nny oppo sition. "Tho enemy attacked our Rootlovnl spruit post on the railway yesterday, but was easily beaten off by a detach ment of tho Dorbyshlro light infantry, tho West Austrnllnn mounteds, n fif teen pounder and nn nrmorcd train. "Baden-Powell reports tho enpturo of nn Influential Boer named Ray, who was endeavoring to rnlse a commnrdo In the Rustonburg district. A patrol brought In fifty rlllea. Moro thnn 400 rJflos nnd 100 Inferior pieces havo been taken during tho last few days." LONDON, Juno 29. Tho Pretoria correspondent of tho Dnlly Telegraph, In a dlapatch dated yesterday, says: "Since Sunday General French on the left, General Ian Hnmllton on tho right nnd the Eleventh division In tho conter, have been endeavoring to sur round tho enemy's position In tho hills, fifteen miles cast. Thorn was fight ing for three days, but Tuesday night tho enemy decamped, going enstwnrd. The total casualties wero under 150." TO FOLLOWJVOOLLEY'S LEAD. I'rolilbltlonUt Nonilmito lltlnolnan for I'rcHltlrnt. CHICAGO, Juno 29. Tho prohibl tlontsto, In national convention assem bled, nominated John G. Woolley of Illinois for president and Henry B. Metcalf of Rhodo Island for vice presi dent. Tho attendance at the convention was much larger than on the previous day. Tho galleries of tho big First regiment armory were thronged when Chairman DIcklo rapped tho conven tion to order at 10 a. m whllo the number of tho delegnto had been In creased consldoinbly by arrivals from the moro remote states. After a brief prayer by Rev. C. II. Mead of New Jersey, Chalrmnn Jo hann of the commltteo on credentials made a supplementary report, showing additlonnl arrivals of thlrty-nlno dele gates. Tho total number of delegates present was 730, representing forty stntcs. On account of the total fulluro of Chairman Dickie's voice, A. G. Wol fonbargor of Nebraska took tho chair amidst considerable confusion. Chalrmnn Wolfenbargor recognized National Committeeman Oliver AV. Stowart, who, In a speech of somo length, outlined tho work of tho na tional commltteo during tho last four years and the work as contemplated for tho coming campaign. Mr. Stowart concluded with n plea for funds from thoso present to con duct tho cnmpnlgn, which It 13 in tended will bo on n much moro ex tensive scalo than tho party has ovor before attempted. Several thousands of dollars woro subscribed by tho delo gntes nnd visitors. GOnY BATTLE IN COLOMBIA. Morn TIihii -1,500 UcnU Found ou Field lit Itlo N'i'fcrci, NEW YORK, June 29. Esplnosnl, the Colombian consul general in tins city, hns received n letter from Bogota, dated Juno G, describing a return of Colombia to comparatively peaceful conditions. Tho lottor says: "Tho revolution Is ontlroly at an end. Tho enemy wero unablo to resist tho last charges on their front nnd left llnnk nnrl retired to Rio Necro. hotlv pursued by tho government troops. Tho field nbandoncd by them was strewn with moro thnn 4,500 dead and a great many stniuls of arms wero taken. Gen eral Molbe, their leader, is trying to leave Colombia by the Venezuelan frontier. Advlce3 from Barranqullla. of dato of Juno 12, confirm tho com plete victory of tho government forces over the revolutionaries and sny the country will bo In perfect pence within n period of thirty dnys, as tho rebel3 are turning their arms over to tho gov eminent In order to Join their farat lies." American I.lfo Held Cheap. HAVANA, Juno 29. A Cuban po llcemnn, who recently klllod nn Amer ican nnmed Welsh, nnd ngalnst whom the evidence waa apparently com plete In tho opinion of officers nnd others who saw tho wholo affair, has Just been acquitted by tho Judges In circumstances bo extraordinary that Governor Gonernl Wood will order nn Investigation. Tho fiscal said tho case had been completely proved nnd ho demanded a sentence of fourteen years. Americans In Havana are very In dlgnant over what they claim Is a studied nttempt to show tho Cubans that It Is no crlmo to kill an Amerl cnn. They refer to a caso occurring 3omo months ngo, when a Cuban edl tor killed Mr. Smith, tho Amerlcnn collector of customs nt Glbara. On tho trial tho" fiscal said ho rose with re gret to request tho punishment of n Cuban for killing ono of tho "lntor- venors," an act which, In his opinion was scarcely a crlmo." (lold nt Seattle. SEATTLE, Wash., Juno 29. The gold received at tho united States ns sny ofllco Blnco Juno 1, 1900, nmounts In vnluo to over $1,000,000. From In formation now at hand It is possible to mako tho certain prediction that tho receipts of the ofllco during the month of July will amount to over $3,000,000 Anilree Henort Ignored. BERLIN, June 29. The roporl said to havo originated at Vardoo, Norway, that Andrco, who attempted to reach the north pole In a balloon, Is safe, nas been Ignored here, and is regarded as being unfounded, LIlME DOING IN AFRICA. Uoori nnd ItrltUli Apparently Aro Jtcst- ln;r on Tliolr Arms. LONDON, Juno 28.-lcnrnl Sir ..eslle Rundlo had an artillery and In fantry skirmish nenr ScncKal Friday with a lnrgo forco of entrenched Boers. This Is the only fresh fighting re ported. Tho Boer outposts northeast of Pre toria are busy. The telegraph wlrea between Stnnderton and Newcastle wero cut Sundny rind Sir Redvors Dul ler had to report by heliograph. uommandnnt Do Wot. with 3.00O men and three guns, Is moving north east In tho Ornngo rlvor colony. It la understood that ho and Commnndant Gonernl Botha entered Into a compnet. that neither would surrender so long; na tho other wns In the field. Twolvo thousand rifles, nil told, havo been surrendered to tho British. President Kruger is still nt Mncha- dodorp. Tho exposure regarding tho hospi tals In South Africa havo mado a groan BcnBatlon In England. Thoy began, with threo columns of restrained lnn guago In tho Times yesterday from W. A. Burdett-Coutts, conservative mem ber of parliament for Westminster. His disclosures havo been widely re produced nnd thoy nro supplemented tins morning with denunciatory tele grams nnd lntervlows from survlvora and army medical men. Tho nrch- blshop of Capetown, In nn nddress be fore tho Society of Good Hope. In tho Capo government house, Monday, ex pressed great dissatisfaction nt tho way tho sick and wounded wcro trent- cd. Ho declnrcd that the warm cloth ing that was absolutely necessary was freely offered, but won rarely If over distributed by tho army doctors; that tho sick slept on tho bare ground nnd. that oven In Capetown tho way tho hospitals were mismanaged mado ono's blood boll. A news ngency dispatch from Cape town Bnys: "Certain revelations point to malfeasance in connection with the supplies of comforts for tho sick nnd wounded." Tho Cupetown correspondent of tho Dally Telegraph snys that Lord Rob erts will reply fully to tho charges of Hitrdett-Coutts. Frederick Williams. consulting physlclnn of tho London hospltnl, who was recently nt tho front, snys the charges como to him as an absolute shock and aro quite in credible. Ho praises the medical de partment. WAKES 0NESINGLE ISSUE. rohlhltlonldtn Will Stand or Fnll on Hos tility to Liquor. CHICAGO. Juno 28. Tho lirohlbltlnn party will make Its nntlonal campaign mis year upon a platform of a single Ibsuo, tho liquor trnlllc, all other Issues being subordinated to this ono ques tion. Upon this platform It lc nrobablo that either Rev. S. C. Swallow, tho "fiKhtlnc nnrson" nf Hnrrlslmrir. Pa or John G. Woolley of Chicago, editor ui uio xnow voice, tno pronioition na tional organ, will bo nominated for president. Tho natlonnl convention of tho nro- hibition party In n session here, morn ing, afternoon and evening, cleared up all business excent Mm nnmlnnflnna for president nnd vice president, which win uo mnuo touay. Tno convention, In points of numbers nnd enthuclnsm shown. Is considered ono of tho Errpnt- est held by tho advocates ot cold water. l nirty-soven states of tho union wero represented wnen Chairman Oliver Stewart of tho nntlonal committee cnlled the convention to order at tho b lrst regiment nrmory, many delegates being present, whllo scores of others nro expected. Tho platform, as adonted bv tho con vention, bears solely upon tho question of the suppression of tho liquor traffic. SLEEP WITH PISTOL IN HAND. Missionary ut Tien Tsln Writes of Stnto of Unenslncss. PHILADELPHIA, June 28 Mrs. Ol iver Clifford, who with her husband is connected with tho Presbyterian mission at Tien Tsln, writes under dato of May 29 to her brother in this city as follows: "wo sleep now with our firearms close at hand. Oliver nnd I each havo a braco of pistols under our heads. I always havo two valises packed, ready to fleo at any moment, nnd tho entlro foreign population Is anxiously watcning ror tno lirst sign of an up rising. Last Monday morning when tho people nwoko In tho city huge placnrds wero found posted on tho walls and fences, rending ns follows: "i no heavens aro displeased at tho presence of tho forelcn doES In China. Tho gods havo decreed that thero shall bo no moro rain In tho wholo kingdom until they nro all expelled.' ' Kill Now York Fa lie. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Juno 28. Tho persistent publications in Now York nowspapors of a story to tho ef fect that Rev. J. George Gibson of this city Is dead and that boforo his donilso ho mado a confession that ho murdorod Blanche Lamont nnd Min nie Wllllnms, havo no foundation in fact. Stonemasons Strike, WICHITA. Kan., Juno 2S. Work on tho Missouri Pacific depot was sus pended hero becnuso tho BtonomasonB union demnnded eight hours n day and 10 cents nn hour. Tho contractor had figured on ten hours a day at $3. Ho will seek holp from tho outside. Ilrnth Will Not Iteslcn. - NEW YORK, Juno 28. Flotchor Heath, president of tho Seventh Na tional bank nnd brother of First As sistant Postmustcr General Heath, de nied the report that tho latter had any intention of resigning his position in Washington. "My Lrothor. was in New York on Mondny," said Fletcher Heath, "and talked freoly about his official affairs and he Intimated noth ing that would warrant tho publication of tho Btory that ho Is at variance with the administration." J parties unkuown. of any violation, Mrs. Edwin Gould.