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TWO ARMIES AT SAN FERNANDO. A Collision Between Them Seems Inevitable. Insurgents Are Active All Around the Town. Can he Seen Working in the Trenches to Strengthen Their Position—Three Thousand Men Seen Marching North of Town- Soldiers Sleep in Their Clothes So as to be Ready for Attack. MANILA, July 1.—(10:40 a. m.)—A collision between the two armies at San Fernando seems inevitable. The in surgents are active all ai/>und the town, and can be seen working in the trench es to strengthen their position. Day and night forces are at work. It is es timated that 3,600 men were seen marching in the road north of town yesterday morning. The Americans turned out, and manned the defenses, expecting an attack. The soldiers sleep in their clothes, and breakfas: at 4 o'clock in the morning so as to be ready for an assault. The commission of three Spanish offi cers who entered the insurgent lines a fortnight ago to make a final attempt to arrange for the release of the Span ish prisoners have not returned. Their long absence has occasioned alarm. But leports come to Manila that they were received by Aguinaldo at Taiiac and entertained hospitably. It is said that Aguinaldo gave a banquet in their honor, all the leading families of the rebel leaders and the Cabinet attend ing, hence the Spaniards in Manila hope that the mission of the 'commis sioners will be successful. General Ovenshine is in the hospital suffering from fever. General Grant is commanding his troops on the south line. DEATH OF MRS. SOUTHWORTH. The Authoress Passed Away at Her Residence in Washington. WASHINGTON, June 30.—Mrs. Em ma D. E. N. Southworth, the authoress, died at her residence in this city at S:3D o'clock to-night after an illness of sev eral weeks. About a month ago Mrs. Southworth was prostrated by the heat and the infirmity of advanced age, she being in her 79th year. She grew rap idly worse until a few days since, it was seen that death was inevitable. She was attended by her son, Dr. South worth. She had lived for many years a re tired life In a picturesque mansion of the old fashioned type, located on a hill in West Washington, overlooking the Potomac and the hills of Virginia. SOLDIERS START A RIOT. Railroad Men Take a Hand and Give Them the Worst of It. DENVER, June 30. —A party of re cruits from Cleveland, 0., en route to the Philippines, started a riot in the railroad yards here this evening by as saulting a car repairer with a razor. In the fight which ensued, a large number of railroad men took a hand, and one soldier had three ribs broken and several others received severe wounds. Two of the soldiers, named J. J. Posey and J. H. Masterson, were ar resrted by the police and held here for disturbance. BECKER MUST STAND TRIAL. Court Denied a Motion to Dismiss the Prosecution. CHICAGO, June 30.—When the hea? ing in the Becker wife murder trial was resumed to-day before Judge Stein, Attorney Leon Hornstein. for the de - fense, made a formal motion that his client be discharged. He alleged that Becker has been placed in jeopaidy once for the murder of his wife, and that Mrs. Elizabeti and Mrs. Theresa Becker were one and the same person. The Court, howevei'. would not entertain the motion. Ht at once overruled it and announced that the hearing would proceed. At trie outset six of the original jurors weie excused. PASSENGER ASSOCIATION. Union Pacific Wishes to Withdraw From Its Agreement. CHICAGO, June 30.—A meeting of the executive officers of the Western Passenger Association was held to-day to consider the proposition of the Union Pacific to withdraw from the agree ment entered into by the passenger as sociations of the country, to give the Government more reduced rates for tho transportation of troops. The meeting was called upon a re port that the Union Pacific had vio lated the agreement. The latter road claims that the compact was first broken by the Rock Island. AN ASSURED SUCCESS. Golden Jubilee of the North Amer ican Saengerbund. CINCINNATI. June 30.—The Golden Jubilee of the North American Saenger bund is now certainly an assured suc cess. The attendance during the past two days surpassed expectations in the musical line. The local executive uoard ls no longer Issuing morning bulletins that the big Saengerfest hall would be poeitive'y completed on time and even ing bulletins explaining why the hall was not "ready on time." Tne programs are all coming twenly four hours later than origina'ly an nounced. The great Vo'.ksfe3t nriU be mmii ot the Zoo Gardens all day Sun THE RECORD-UNION day and Sunday night, instead of gat urday, as originally announced. STOCK YARDS STRIKE. The General Walkout of Packers Did Not Take Place. CHICAGO, June 30.—The Chicago Packing and Provision Company to-day shut down, announcing that they would not attempt to operate their packing houses until the strike was over. Prac tically all the other packing-houses wer< in the market to-day, buying hogs for packing purposes, and but few evi dences of a strike were apparent at the yards. The general walkout of the packing houae employes, which was contem plated for to-morrow unless i» general adjustment of the wage question >. as had with the packers, will not take place. Several meetings were held by the 'strikers to-day to discuss the ad visability of taking action look ing toward a general strike. It was the generally expressed opinion that if the order for a walkout were post poned for a few days chances for suc cess would be much better, as in the meantime an organization.could be per fected. Many of the employes strong ly argued against any further exten sion of the strike at present. CHICAGO AT DELAGOA BAY. Visit of Admiral Howison to Pre toria Not Significant. WASHINGTON, June 30.—The Chi cago, which arrived at Delagoa Bay yesterday, is several days ahead of her schedule time. According to the itin erary arranged before the ship sailed from New York, she was to arrive at Delagoa Bay July 5. The visit of Admiral Howison to Pre toiia is said to have no political sig nificance, although it is not unusual for an Admiral to leave his ship to pro ceed overland into another country. Undoubtedly the Admiral will consult with the American Consul-General at Pretoria respecting the outlook in the Transvaal, and will be guided largely by his advice as to how long the Chi cago will be detained at Delagoa Bay, which is the nearest port to the Trans vaal. A STRIKE THREATENED. Rapid Transit Company of Brook lyn May be Tied Up. NEW YORK, June 30.—Leaders ln the movement to organize the street rail way employees of Brooklyn assert that if the rapid transit does not accede to the demands of the men a strike on the railway system will be inaugurated at 7:30 p. m. on Sunday. A meeting of the employees of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company wil'. be held to-night to discuss grievare t. The men complain that under th? pres ent system of paying by trips they can not make living wages. The employees been organized by the Knights of Labor. It was said to-day that, while the company was willing to treat with its men as individuals, it could not rec ognize the labor organizations. NO NEWS. Report That Dreyfus Disembarked at Quiberon, in Brittany. BREST. July I.—Up to 4 o'clock this : morning no news had been received ! here of the arrival of Captain Dreyfus 'at Rennes. | The latest report is that the authori ties had arranged a secret landing at the little village of Moulin Blanc, about i four miles from Brest, but the vigi lance of the newspaper men led to a change in the arrangements, and Drey fus was disembarked at Quiberon in Brittany, near l'Orient, where the tele graph offices close at' 9p. m., thus ren dering it impossible to telegraph to Rennes the fact of his arrival. Arguments on Eight-Hour Law. DENVER. June 30.—Arguments )>e ! fore the Supreme Court on the consti j tutionality of the eight-hour law were i concluded to-day. The court took a re ' ce c s until next Monday, when its deci sion will probably be announced. No ' change has taken place in the situation, i and the trust smelters which are closed 'on account of a disagreement between the managers and the men as to the wages and hours of labor under the new law. Reiff Presented to Prince of Wales. LONDON. June 30.— J. Reiff, the American jockey, was presented to the Prince of Wales by Lady William Beresford at Newmarket yesterday. The Prince of Wales was obviously in terested in such a tiny jockey and ask ed his weight, and put other questions to him. Reiff, who was self- possessed, answered intelligently and subsequently departed in company with Richard Croker. Not Allowed to Ask Questions. PARIS. June 30.—1n the Chamber cf Deputies to-day M. Millevoye, Repub lican-Nationalist, said he desired to in terpellate M. Mlllerand, the Minister cf Commerce, who Is a Socialist in poli tics, relative to the manner )n which he proposed to apply his Socialistic doc trines, but the Chamber, by a vote of 367 to 165, supported the Minister's request to postpone the questfon for a month. Death of General Kemper. WASHINGTON. June 30.—General Delaware Kemper, Consul to Amoy, China, under the first Cleveland Ad ministration, died at his home, ln Al exandria. Va., to-day. General Kemp er was a distinguished soldier in the Confederate army. He was prominent in the Confederate Veterans' Associa tion, and up to a year ago was in charge of the Alexandria Times. Mrs. McKinley Improving. WASHINGTON, June 30—Mrs. Mc- Kinley continues to Improve, and to-day she received General and Mrs. Wood. General Wood was Mrs. McKinley's physician before the Spanish-American war. There is no truth ln the stories that Mrs. McKinley is seriously ill and that the President has abandoned all his summer plans in consequence. Women May Practice Law. PARIS, June 30.—The Chamber of Deputies adopted a resolution to-day, authorizing duly qualified women to. practice at the bar. » Sloan Settles the Case. LONDON, June 30.—The "Star" to day say*: The Tod Sloan assault case has been finally settled by the pay ment of $1,000 to the waiter. SACRAMENTO, SATTTBDAX MOKNT&TgJ OTJLY 1, 1899.-EIGHT PAGES. THE SITUATION IN THE PHILIPPINES. it Was Discussed in the Cabinet Yesterday. Satisfaction Expressed at the Administra tion's Plans. They Contemplate the Re-opening of Active Operations on a Large Scale When the Rainy Season Closes—Volunteer Officers Who Have Rendered Meritorious Service Will be Given the Pref erence in the New Regiments. WASHINGTON, June 30—The situ ation in the Philippines was discussed at the Cabinet meeting to-day, and general satisfaction was expressed in the Administration's plans for the re inforcements of General Otis, which contemplates the re-opening of active operations on a large scale when the rainy season closes, September 15th. Secretary Alger reported that the en listments were coming up to expecta tions. With a view to officering the regi ments raised under the volunteer pro visions of the army bill, the records of the officers of the volunteer organi zations which saw service in Cuba and Porto Rico, and which are now serving in the Philippines, will be carefully ex amined, in order that recognition may be given to such of them as may de sire to re-enter or continue in the serv ice, according to their ability and mer it. Some of the meritorious non-com missioned officers may also be recog nized. State lines are to be ignored. Some regular officers are also to be commissioned as volunteer officers. Secretary Gage expressed the opinion to h ! s colleagues that the deficit for th rlseal } car would fall below $90, --t.JOii, '. A petition was read from some Cuban planters requesting the abol tion of the duty on breeding cat tle. Although the duty is only $1 per head, the request will probably be granted. In Porto Rico Secretary Al »r reported that some of the planters \ere l>eing considerably embarrassed, owing to a provision of the old Spanish law, which reserved twenty feet along the coast all around the island. This interferes with the plans of some of the planters for building piers. A statement prepared in the office of the Adjutant General of the army shows that with the departure of the Pennsylvania from San Francisco, about 3,.T00 reinforcements were dis patched to the Philippines this week. These troops were carried on the trans ports Zealandia, Sheridan. Valencia and Pennsylvania, and include 56 officei-3 and 3.444 enlisted men. About half of the troops are recruits intended to fill gaps in the regiments in the Phil ippines caused by deaths, disabilities and discharges. There are about 3.000 recruits in San Francisco which are also intended to recruit the regular regiments In the Philippines up to their maximum strength of 128 men to a company. Including the Nineteenth In fantry, under order for Manila, and troops at San Francisco, there are 4,000 ready to start for Manila as soon as transportation can be provided. The War Department is awaiting advices from General Otis before proceeding with the enlistment of volunteers under the recent decision of the Administra tion to organize nine regiments of three brigades each, including the three skeleton regiments in the Philip pines, amounting in all to about 10,000 volunteers. Everything is in readiness for the proposed increase in the army, and the entire machinery of enlistment and organization can be put into opera tion at a moment's notice. The neces sary orders will be given as soon as the information desired from General Otis is received. Since the announcement that about 10,000 volunteers were to be mustered into the army for service in the Philip pines, the President has been deluged with applications for commissions. Al most every' Congressional caller . has one or more applicants whom he presses on the President's attention. The President requests all his visitors to file their applications with Adjutant General Corbin. At the same time he makes it clear in the general way that the policy of the Administration In granting commissions will be to grant commissions to volunteer officers who showed ability and who performed val uable service during the Spanish war. Some regular officers are also to be given volunteer commissions in the be lief that one or two regular officers in a regiment will be of great advantage. The number of officers to be commis sioned is to be carefully guarded to prevent a scramble. One of the members of the Cabinet, speaking in connection with the cam paign in the Philippines, said to-night: "The President has given General Otis to understand that he is to have all the men necessary in the conduct of operations against the insurgents. General Otis has been told this in so many words, the President having said to him in effect that if he (Otis) did not have enough men, it was his own fault. The President also realizes that the better the men are cared for and their health preserved, the more capa ble they will be of doing effective work, and before the rainy season began Gen eral Otis was instructed to prepare for it in various ways and was given to understand the President desired that the soldiers should be well cared for and well fed." THE LEASE CONCLUDED. New York Central Has Boston and Albany Road for 1,000 Year*. NEW YORK, June 30.—The follow ing" statement was given out by Presi dent Calloway of the New York Cen tral Railway this afternoon: At a meeting of the Board of Direc tor* of tbe New York Central and Hud eon River Railroad Company, held to day, the lease of the Boston and Al ban Railroad Company to the New York Central and Hudson River Rail road for 909 years was unanimously passed, and President Calloway has been notified that similar action was taken by the Boston and Albany Rail road Company. Supplementary to the foregoing offi cial assertion was also made that the terms of this 999 year lease provided for a guarantee by the New York Cen tral of 8 per cent, annual dividends on the ?25,000,000 of capital stock of the Boston and Albany. This is one of the most important railroad events of recent years. The schemejwas planned and carried out by K. "Vander bilt so quietly that less|ihan half a dozen persons connected iHth the New York Central system kriew anything about it until it was public. J. Pierpont Morgan add H. McK. Twombly were associated with Mr. Vanderbilt in arranging the details of the transaction. AMALGAMATED ASSOCIATION. Mills That Do Not Sign the Scale Will Shut Down. PITTSBURG, June SO.—All the an nual scales of the Amalgamated Asso ciation of Iron, Tin, Steel and Plate Workers of the United States expire at midnight to-night and if operations are to continue with the present employes, the new schedule of wages prepared by the amalgamated convention at De troit must be accepted before that time. However the situation turns out in the end, it is certain that not all of the mills will be concerned in a stopping of operations. A number of have al ready stated their intention to sign the scale and the workers believe that be fore midnight others will accept the terms and renew relations with the or ganization. From the attitude taken by some of the manufacturers, it is sure that some of the mills will not work after to-day with their present employes). At some of them the scale of the Amalgamated Association has been paid and the manufacturers are willing to pay the new rate, but with the association itself they will have nothing to do. This may cause trouble, but as work is so plentiful it is thought the men will quietly seek employment elsewhere, as they did at the Moor head plant, where the firm refused to rcognize the organization and dis charged the puddlers, replacing them with negroes. Secretary John Williams of ihe Amalgamated Association was san guine 'to-day that matters would come out all right, but was not bound by predictions or promises. He said the association is on a sure basis, especially in the Pittsburg district and that the lodges which had gone to pieces during the past few years .had been reorgan ized and would present the Iron scale to their employers individually. Continu ance of operations will not depend up on single plants as heretofore, when the scale was accepted or rejected in con ference for all mills. Work will continue at the mills which accept the scale and labor will cease at places which refuse recognition. This program, he says, would appiy at all mills whether now classed unTer the name of union plants or non-union. Mills that are non-union to-day will appear as union plants to-morrow after the scale has been presented." Secretary Williams said the scale would be offered at almost every mill, but exactly how many, he declined to say. He said that the association had been assured by a number of rnanufac- turers—some of whom have not been union manufacturers either—that they would sign the scale and from that he believes the situation will oe handled without trouble. In the matter of the tin-plate factories a general shut-down would take place to-night, pending the action of the lodges on the scale re quested by the manufacturers. AMBUSHED BY STRIKERS. They Poured a Withering Fire Into the Cars. MURPHYSBORO (III.), June 30.—At 3:30 this morning Cnoductor William Bryan's train on the Johnston City branch of the Illinois Central, bearing 47 negro miners from Pana, was shot into by a crowd of miners at Lawder in Williamson County. One negro wo man was killed by a bullet through her heart. The negroes were brought by Sam T. Brush, Superintendent of the St. Louis Big Muddy Mines near Carterville, to work in his mine there, where there is now a strike. The miners, fifty in number, were armed with rifles and were hidden in the grass behind the county depot. When the train stopped, the leader, who was an Italian, got on the platform and commanded the ne groes to get out. Conductor Bryan in terfered but was stopped by a revolver in His face. The train bean to move and the miners poured in a withering fire. Conductor Bryan yelled to the negroes to throw themselves on the floor. All escaped serious wounds save the wo man, who was killed instantly. ' Haif a mile further on the negroes were un loaded and placed under charge of guards. They were then marched to the mine. Intense excitement prevails in the Carterville coal field and bloody riots are expected, as the feeling has been intense for weeks. ON A WHEEL. Arthur Carey Re-turns From His Trip Around the World. LYNN (Mass.), June 30.—Arthur F. Carey reached here to-day, after a tour around the world on a wheel. He left Lynn June 1, 1800, for San Fran cisco, where he was at work until Oc tober, 1897. Then he sailed for Japan He wheeled through Japan and Chi na, Australia, Egypt, Italy, Switzer land, France, England, Ireland and Scotland. He was at work in Melbourne for awhile. He reached Boston by steamer to-day and rode to Lynn a: once. His record shows 12,500 miles ridden on one wheel and 18,000 mile, covered by sea. Carey is twenty-eight years old. He made the trip for pleas ure and instruction. Killed Wife and Self. ST. LOIJIS, June 30. —A special to the ''Dispatch" from Nashville, Term., says: William P. Wilkes, a farmer living near Mount Vernon, Moore County, cut his wife's throat to-day and then his own. Both are dead. Wilkes was 65 years of age, while his wife's age was 55. EMBARGO BY THE BOARD OF HEALTH. Nippon Kara Tied Up st the Pacific Mail Deck, But None ot the Passengers Are Allowed to Leave Her. Any One Doing So Will be Arrest ed and Confined for Fifteen Days—lf Any Attempt is Mado to Land Freight, the Officers, Agents and Owners of the Ship Will he Arrested—The Old Con flict Between Federal and State Authorities. SAN FRANCISCO, June 30.—The steamer Nippon Maru, tied up at the Pacific <Mail dock early this morning and her cargo was about to be dis charged, when a squad of policemen announced the embargo laid by order of the Board of Health. These orders were to prevent any person or article leaving the vessel and to warn anybody boarding her that he would have to re main on board, pending the settlement of the question as to whether or not the Maru is still tainted with bubonic plague. Work about the steamer remained at a standstill during the day. Late in the afternoon the Health Officer or dered the steamer away from dockage and into the stream. The steamship people claim to have clearance papeis from the Federal Quarantine Officer and the old conflict of authority be tween Federal and State quarantine officials has been renewed, the former permitting the vessel docking and the latter ordering her away from the wharf. Meantime nothing of the cargo has been removed from the vessel, which has been thoroughly fumigated throughout. The delay in discharging the cargo is costing the Nippon Maru $3(10 per day. The passengers who ar rived on the steamer are still detained at the Angel Island quarantine sta tion by the Federal authorities, who, however, released the steamer from quarantine. At a meeting of the local Board of Health held to-night the order of the Health Officer that the Nippon Maru must go at once into the stream, was approved and reiterated. This order will be peremptorily enforced to-mor row, and the steamer and cargo must be subjected to another fumigation, to take place in the stream, where the vessel is ordered to remain for forty eight hours. If there shall be any de fiance of.this order or any attempt to> land freight from the steamer, the offi cers, agents and owners of the ship will be immediately arrested and the landing of any one now on board the steamer will result in his confinement at the pest house for fifteen days or more. FRUIT CANKERS' TRUST. Filing of Articles of Incorporation. Yesterday the First Step. SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 — Through the filing of articles of in corporation of the California Canners' Association to-day the first step toward forming a trust on this coast in that line was made. This combination of the largest fruit canning establish ments in this State, which is perfected by the filing of the articles of incor poration, has been uncer way for some weeks past. The companies whicl, will convey their property to the new corporation are the Cutting Fruit Packing Com pany, Fontana & Co., King-Morse Can ning Company, San Jose Canning Com pany, Sacramento Packing Company, Rose City Canning Company, Southern California Packing Company, California Fruit Preserving Company, Oakland Fruit Preserving Company, Marysville Packing Company and the A. F. Ten ney Company. It is the biggest organization of its kind on the coast. The capital stock of the trust, or company, as it is other wise termed, is $3,500,000, the num ber of shares being 35,000, all paid in, valued at $100 each. The members of the corporation who will direct its bus iness in an official capacity are: W. C. B. De Fremany, Sanford R. Goldstein, Harry F. Alten, Fred Tillman, Jr., Wm. Fries, Percy F. Morgan, A. B. Will iamson, William Thomas, William L. Gerstle, Sidney N. Smith and William H. Chickering. THE FARALLON ARRIVES. Brings Four Hundred Pounds of Gold Dust With Her. PORT TOWNSEND, June 30.—The steamer Farallon, which'arrived to-day from the North, had 110 Alaskan pas sengers and 500 pounds of gold dust in the purser's safe. Among her passengers were George and Charles Warden, who cleared up $230,000 on their claims in El Dorado this season. E. L. Prentice, purser of the Yukon steamer W. W. Merwin, reports that lower river boats have cut rates and are selling tickets from Dawson, via St. Michael, to San Francisco for $11.". which is the rate en the upper river from Dawson to White Horse. Most of the gold dust will be shipped by the St. Michael route, as insurance can be obtained by that route only. MRS. BOTCHER'S FATHER. He Committed Suicide Five Year* Ago at Stockton. STOCKTON, June 30.—Mr. Filand. father of Mrs. A. W. Botcher, who committed suicide in San Francisco Thursday morning by jumping into the ocean near the Cliff House, committed suicide in Stockton about five years ago by jumping into Stockton Channel. The causes which led to Mrs. Botcher's rash act was worrying over tbe absence of her husband while he was ln the Klondike in 1808. Constant worry reduced her tf> a nervous wreck and broughton insomnia, which three or four physicians were unable to cure, and even after her husband returned she grew worse. For weeks just prior to the suicide the. unfortunate woman had not slept. JUDGMENT FOR DEFENDANT. Laidlaw Must Take His Chances With Other Creditors. SAN FRANCISCO, June 30.—Super ior Judge Seawell gave judgment for the defendant in the suit brought by Charles E. Laidlaw against the Pa cific Bank. The trial of the case occu pied several weeks in Department 1 of the Superior Court. Laidlaw sued on an assigned claim from Dr. R. H. McDonald to retbv« $97,003, alleged to be due Dr. McDon ald by the bank on a preferred claim. Judge Seawell finds that the bank never owed Dr. McDonald anything ex cept for the shares of stock he owned in the corporation; that the bank owed more than its capital stock was worth and was bankrupt. Laidlaw must take his chance with other stockholders and creditors of the unfortunate concern. I VICTIM OF SMALLPOX. Homer Lee Sues the McLean Hos pital for Carelessness. SAN FRANCISCO, June 3<>— Homer Lee, a student at the Stanford Univer sity, but whose home is in Los An geles, where his family is well known, to-day brought suit against the Mac- Lean Hospital for $30,750. which he thinks will act as a balm for suffer ings experienced by him owing to his becoming a victim of smallpox while under medical treatment at the hospital for another ailment. He alleges that the hospital man agement knew of the presence of small pox in the hospital before he was re ceived, and that no effort was mads to protect him from the disease, to which he fell a victim. PRIMARY LAW TEST. The Britton Case Will he Taken to the Supreme Court at Once. SAN FRANCISCO, June 30.—Super ior Judge Seawell to-day entered a pro forma judgment in favor of the Elec tion Commissioners, in the action brought against them by Joseph Brit ton. Judgment was entered without a trial, so that the law may be finally settled by the Supreme Court as soon as possible. The action was to declare invalid the primary law- and to restrain the Elec tion Commissioners from proceeding with a primary election in August next. The matter will be taken to the Supreme Court at once. NEGRO MINERS FIRED ON. Striking Miners Shoot at the Train and Kill a Woman. ST. LOUIS, June 30.—A special to the "Post-Dispatch" from Carbondale, 111., says: Word was jus* received here that tho colored men from Para, 111., who went to Williamson County field last night, received an exceedingly warm recep tion to-day. When nearing the mines at Fredonia to-day they were met with a fusillade of shots, resulting in the killing of two persons and the wound ing of twenty. Desultory firing has been in progress all morning and the situation is critical. At lO o'c lock to-day. as the train on the branch of the Illinois Central, run ning from Cape Girardeau to Johnston City, carrying a coach loaded with ne groes, stopped at the Fredonia mine, three miles northwest of Carterville, a large numberof striking miners- opened fire on the negroes, killing one woman and wounding about twenty others. Before the bloody work could be car ried farther the train pulled out for Johnston City. When it reached a point one mile north of Brush's mine the negroes were unloaded and marched, across the coun try to their destination. It is said that i a majority of the rioters were negroes whom Brush brought here from the South about a year ago and have sines j joined the union. The latest news from Carters ville says there is great excitement in the neighborhood of the Brush mine and a battle between the working ne groes, who are well armed, and the strikers, who are on the ground ready for a fight, may be precipitated at any moment. Superintendent Brush wired for Sher iff Gray immediately after the riot, asking for protection. The Sheriff has gone to the scene, but he took no depu ties with him. He has no guns to arm them. A majority of Brush's miners- have been on strike for a. month, though many of his imported negroes have re mained loyal to him. The trouble is the same old one. a question of wages. Had not trouble been expected when these Fana. negroes arrived, they would i have been transported from Carhomlale to Carterville over the usual and most direct route. Superintendent Brush thought to avoid this by bringing the negroes over the other line and thus avoid the danger of a march through the streets of Cartersville. These colored miners from Tana brought their families with them. TO MAKE CONCESSIONS. Uitlandera May Get a Seven-Year Retrospective Franchise. LONDON, June 30.—The "Digger News," the Boer organ in London, prints a dispatch from Johannesburg to-day announcing on reliable author ity that the Volksraad will be asked on Monday to confirm an arrangement by the Executive Council acceptable to the British High Commissione'-, Sir Alfred Milner, and the British Government. It is believed the arrangement grants a seven-year retrospective . franchise to Uitlanders resident fni the Transvaal before 1800, who will be admitted to burgership without other modifications in the naturalization laws. Jennings Confesses. SPRINGFIELD (Mo.), June 30. — William Jennings, of "Bill" Ryan, one of the convicted Maeombe train rob bers, has made a written confession, in which he declares that Kennedy is innocent of the crime of which he has been adjudged guilty. He says Ken nedy was not at Maeombe or to the neighborhood on January 3d, and adds that if Shepard will speak he can cor roborate this. Men may suffer untold privations, but women always? tell them. WHOLE NO. 18,164. RIOTS CONTINUE AT BRUSSELS. Gendarmes Charged the Mob Fiercely. A Hundred Persins Injured During; the Late Riots. Motion in the Deputies for tho Expulsion of Any Deputy Caus* ins a Disturbance Creates m Lively Scene—Premier Expresses a Desire to he Conciliatory anil It May Appease the Public. BRUSSELS, June 30.—Rioting was} continued here until 2 a. m. at various points. The gendarmes charged fiercely; several times on the Boulevard Aus pach. One rioter was bayoneted and two reporters were seriously injursd. Saucepans and other domestic imple ments were thrown from windows dur ing the night at the troops. "The Gazette" says one hundred per sons have been injured during the riot ing and that of this number eight were! seriously wounded. At the opening of the Chamber of] Deputies to-day a motion was intro duced amending the rules so as to at« low the expulsion of any Deputy causN ing a disturbance. The Socialists vig> orously protested and violently ana** themized the movers. M. De La Manthiere, Rightist, de<« fended the proposal and delivered at caustic indictment of the Socialists, who interrupted him by whistling, hoot ing and banging their desks. When quiet was restored the Social ists drew moving pictures of the vic tims of the repression lying wounded in the hospitals and demanded to know who was responsible for such "unjusti fiable horrors." ' , The Premier replied: "It is I who caused the strength of the gendar merie to be increased on legal requisi tions made before the repression com menced." This statement drew forth a storm of! invectives and Socialist cries of "mur der." Subsequently several of the Deputies appealed to the Government! to be concllliatory, whereupon the Pre mier expressed the strongest diesire for conciliation and said he was prepared to seek that end. The statement was greeted with applause, in the midst of which the session was ended. The So cialists left the house together and M. Van der Vide, after receiving the per mission of the police, addressed the crowd outside, informing them of the ministerial statement. It is believed the Premier's declara tion will appease the public. During the night stones were hurled at the windows of th Premier's residence, the porter of which was hurt and blood was smeared on the pavement in front»of the house. ITALIAN DEPUTIES. Socialists and Extreme Leftist* Created an Immense Uproar. ROME, June 30.—1n the Chamber ot Deputies to-day the Socialists and Ex treme Leftists recommended their ob structive tactics and created an im mense uproar. The President of the House combat ted the efforts of the obstructionists, and finally the Deputies left their seats, crowded on the floor, and there was such an uproar that the sitting was suspended. When it was resumed simi lar tactics were carried on by the Ex treme Leftists, who crowded the floor. The tumult was deafening, and eventu ally a free fight ensued, and the sitting was again suspended. At a later session of the Chamber, de spite the entreaties of the President,, who begged the Deputies to be calm and to proceed to a vote, the uproar was redoubled, members Hocking to the floor in front of the President's chair, and. finally upsetting the ballot boxes. The President thereupon adjourned l the House until to-morrow. PEACE CONFERENCE. 1 It Discusses the Committee Reports on Russia's Proposal. THE HAGUE, June 30.—The first committee of the Peace Conference dis cussed to-day the reports of the War and Marine Sub-committees on the Russian proposals not to increase the effectiveness or military budgets. The eub-conumittee's recommended that the proposals be referred for ulterior deci sion to the governments was adopted. The Examining Committee on Arbi tration to-day passed the second read ing of the code of procedure in arbi tration. To-morrow it will take up the permanent tribunal scheme. LOCKOUT IN FULL FORCE. Pingree tc Smith Have Stood a Great Deal From the Unions. DETROIT (Mich.), June 30—The Pin gree <fc Smith shoe factory lockout is in full force to-day. Frank C. Pingree, h.-.-iher of Governor Pingree, who is manager of the business, said to-day: "We have stood a great deal from the unions on account of Governor Fili gree's position in politics. There will be no decrease in wages if the men re turn. It is simply a question of who is going to run this business. We have not heard from the men yet." Guilty of Murdering Her Sister. LONDON, June 30.—At the Hertford Court to-day Mary Ann Anseii was found guilty of murdering her sister, an inmate of an asylum for the insane by sending her poisoned cake by post. She was sentenced to death. The condemned woman had irevious ly Insured her sister's life, giving a false description. Condition of the Treasury. WASHINGTON, June 30.—T0-day's statement of the condition of the Treas ury shows: Available cash balance, ; $279,451,005; gold resarve, WbXmV^H*.