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LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 8, 1900. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. 4 , ! ; i. WAR CERTAIN. Belief is Expressed in London That Nothing Can Prevent a Clash Between Russia and Japan. PANICKY CONDITION Pervades the Market and Finan cial Circles. British Preparing to Force a Passage to Pekin. New Yoi'k. June S. A dispatch to the Herald from London says: The anxkty respecting events in the far East has spread still further. Over and over again one hears the opinion expressed that nothing can pre vent war between Japan and Russia. In diplomatic circles nothing else 19 talked about. There exists now an ex citement among diplomats such as has nut lx c n known for years, and which i.as erdively eclipsed all the attention hitherto given to the war in South Afr j tea. A visit to the city revealed an inejvose in anxiety. There ex'sts in financial circles all the i e'iminaries of a panic, which sen timent has affected all the markets and finite neutralized the anticipated effect of the go-id news from South Africa. It only needs a little, if anything can tie juJ.uvd from Thursday appearances, for a very serious break in prices to tak? place. Public sentiment Is urging the gov ernment to take a more active interest in Chinese developments. !!El!.KLMO. IX SOUTHERN CHINA Victoria, R. C, June S. According to news from the O'ient brought by the steamer Idzuma Maru, a rebellion has br. k'-n cut in four southern provinces ( f ' luni Kwang Tung,, Kwangsi, Kule '.'how and Hunan. The rebellion is re poited by the Shanghai papers to be under ore leader and an American is rumored to be one of the leading spirits. The Canton correspondent of the Shanghai paper says the rebels are busily smuggling in arms, including hir-e numbers of quick tiring guns. They are said to number 2.i.u00 and m ire are daily joing them. Li Hung Chang, the viceroy at Canton, is said to be alive to the danger, and he is importing modern munitions of war to ami the Chinese troops. Five thou sand Mausers have arrived at Canton, nit of a consignment of 15,000 ordered by h:m. ROWERS FEELING THEIR WAT. London, June H, 2:4." p. m. Dispatches from the far East show apparently no 1 1 s.-;;tiim in the aetivitv of the boxers. but the powers ale gradually feeling their way to common action for the suppression of the disorders. It is be lieved that when the dowager em press realizes the til m intention to check her connivance in the anti-foreign movement there v ill be a speedy end to the rioting, as if the Chinese ai ted in good faith they could easily iu-li the rabble, which is armed chiefly with spears, agricultural implements, a few swords and some old ritles. A dispatch from Tien Tsin dated Thursday, June 7, 4 p. m., shows the British lvint'orot-ments had not then Htaried for i'i-kin as expected, owing to tiie refusal of the authorities to allow tto i i to entrain, although the British fifred to repair the line as they went. Additional Russian and Austrian troops have arrived at Tien Tsin. and the ( lerman cruise! s Hansa and Gefion have started from K iao Chou for Taku w ith mariii'-s intended for the same des tination. The fact that much needed lain has fallen is expected at Tien Tsin I.. have a good effect in accelerating the siTppression of the rising, as the furmtrs in the movement will return to thiir ordinary pursuits. FRANCE JOINS THE CONCERT. Palis, June S. At a cabinet council today. presided over by President Louliet, the minister of foreign affairs, M. Heleasse. communicated dispatches c oncoming the situation in China. The French minister at Pekin he said was luting in unison with the other diplo mats, and Admiral Courrejolies, who was at Taku with his squadron had been instructed to co-operate with the other admirals and take such measures lor the protection of foreigners as the situation demands. AMERICA MAY LEAD. Washington, June 8. The following cablegram was received at the navy department this morning from Admiral Kunpff on board the Newark off the Taku forts: "Tong Kn, June S. Rattle yesterday Vet ween Chinese and boxers near Tien Tsin. Large number of boxers expected to reach Tien Tsin tomorrow. "KFJMPFF." Minister Conger at Pekin also has tiei-n heard from today. His message to the state department said there was jki improvement in the situation and usked for instructions. It was not deemed proper by the officials to in dicate upon just what point Mr. Con frv needs advice, but there is an intima tion that he wishes to kjinw to what extent he is to co-operate with the dip lomatic representatives of the European jiowers at I'ekin. Secretary Hay took the message to the cabinet where the answer will lie framed. The state department is stead fastly pursuing the line of policy laid !own at the beginning of this boxer trouble, of avoiding interference with Chinese internal affairs, beyond such measures as may be absolutely neces sary for the protection of life and prop erty there. Especially it is determined to avoid committment to the policies of any of the European powers which might involve the United States in trouble. From the ominous news con veyed in Admiral Kempff's cablegram Jt seems entirely probabie that Minister f'onger will be directed to stick to the same line of policy which has pursued up to this time. It is not to be understood by this that the United States government is desirous of evading any proper meas ure of responsibility and the. state de partment otlicials are careful to point out that while retaining our indepen dence of action our government is real ly acting concurrently with the Euro pean governments respecting this boxer agitation. Thus at Taku, Admiral Kempff is acting in a similar manner to the commanding officers of the for eign navy there assembled. Although his orders arw subject to the approval tif no one. At Tien Tsin, forty miles up Uie river, which the admiral, expects to be attacked tomorrow, the foreign com mands are acting together. It is said that in case of an emer gency involving jeopardy to the lives of foreigners, the United States forces at Tien T3in might even be directed in their general movement by the senior naval officer ashore, even though that officer should happen to be a German, a Russian, a Frenchman or an English man. This temporary subordination might be brought about and in fact would exist solely through a military exigency. If Tien Tsin is to be attacked by hordes of boxers, it is entirely conceivable, ac cording to military practice, that a suc cessful defense of the foreign lives and property in the city can be maintained only through the assumption of the coin '.land of the foreign navai forces, by one competent officer; too many cap tains may mean defeat. In view of this possibility, the assumption of the com mand of the American forces ashore by Captain McCalla may be significant. It is an unusual course for a captain of a ship himself to i take command of a landing party, as has been done by Captain McCalla. His rank would cor respond with that of a colonel of ma rines and it may be that he would him self be the senior officer at Tien Tsin and thus be obliged to assume com lun'id of the defense and direct In a general way the operations of the Eu ropean naval parties landed there. The naval officers here are confident that Tien Tsin proper is not in par ticular danger. The gunboat Helena will soon have the town under her guns and there are believed to be three for eign warships in position to co-operate. CABINET DISCUSSES IT. Washington, June 8. Almost the only subject before the cabinet meeting to day was the situation in China. Sec rotary Hay read a cablegram from Min ister Conger at Pekin in which he stated there was no improvement in the situation and asked for instruc tions. Secretary Hay stated after the meet ing that a reply would be sent to Mr. Conger substantially reaffirming the one sent a day or two ago to the effect that he will be expected to do whatever is necessary to protect the lives of Ameri can.! and their property and to main tain the dignity of this government. He will be instructed to form no alliance with any government. It is understood here that the representatives of the powers in Pekin w ill call in a body on Hie dowager empress and present the necessity of her taking immediate and vigorous action to suppress the riotei's. It is assumed that Mr. Conger will join the other representatives. BRITISH TO FORCE A PASSAGE. London. June S. A special dispatch from Shanghai says the dowager em press has ordered General Neih Si Chong with 3,000 men to protect the railway at Pekin. A severe fight, it is added, has occurred with the boxers whose ranks included many soldiers from the general's commands. When the battle ended two hundred veie left on the field. The dispatch goes on to say: "One hundred and eighty British ma rines with a machine gun are about to force a passage from Tien Tsin to Pekin.. Altogether about 900 British have been landed from the fleet, a greater number than have landed from the combined vessels of the other nowors. This evidence of Great Brit ain's intention to assert her position strongly gives great satisfaction here." A ZONE OF SAFETY. New York, June 8. A special to the Herald from Washington says: Steps have been taken by the naval com manders at Taku to establish a zone of safety for foreigners around that port. This is the conclusion reached by officials of the administration after considering Minister Conger's dispatch yesterday stating that the diplomatic represer tatives in Pekin had deter mined upon an international blockade of that port and the Pei-Ho river, in connection with a message from Rear Admiral Kempff today. Admiral Kempff announced that he was ready to co-operate with the other naval commanders at Taku for the pro tection of foreign life and property. It was suggested by an official who dis cussed the situation this afternoon that the diplomatic representatives, after consulting with the naval commanders had decided that it was advisable to make Taku a port of refuge for all fore f-rers, throw ing a strong cordon of guards around the city to protect It from attack by the boxers. CHINESE TROOPS SURROUNDED. Tine Tsin, June 8. It is reoorted from Chfnese official sources that 4,000 boxers surrounded 1,500 Chinese troops between Lofa and Yong Tsun "yester day and according to the latest news fighting is still going on this morning. Official:) say that 500 boxers were killed, but gives no account of the Chi nese casualties. Thirty of General Neih's troops en counleied a body of boxers three miles from here on the Taku road, and killed twenty-one of them. No news has been received from Pao Tir? Fu for three days and the situa tion there is believed to be critical. It is reported that the Chinese troops have been defeated near there. The French cruisers D'Entrecasteaux and Jean Bart and the Russian cruiser RoKSie have arrived at Taku. EMPLOYMENT BUREAU. State Labor Society Establishes a Free One at Kansas City. The Kansas City employment agencies which have been preying upon the men seeking employment as harvest hands by charging them from $1 to $3 for in formation as to the direction which they, might go to obtain work will be deprived of exercise in this direction by the state labor bureau which tomorrow establishes a branch office in Kansas City. B. P. Scott, assistant secretary of the department, will have charge of the office. It will be near the ticket office in the Union station at Kansas City and be fore men purchase tickets they will be given information concerning the best place to secure employment.. The state labor department takes this in hand to prevent the sending of the men seeking employment to one' par ticular point. Mr. Scott will distribute the men where they will all be able to obtain work and the service thus per formed will be free of charge. Arrested For Stealing a Bicycle. i ranees w aters, a colored girl, was arrested Thursday evening by the po lice on the charge of stealing a bicycle. 1 he W aters girl worked for a family on Topeka avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. She took a bicycle to her home in Oakland and told her mother Miss Anna Payne was to be awav dur ing the summer and give her the bicvele to use until she returned. The nolice went to her home and found the wheel belonging to Miss Payne. The Waters girl failed to give bond and was locked J up. HE SEESJCRUGER. United States Consul Hollis Tisits Oom Paul. Spends Two Hours in Close Con ference With the President. BACK TO PRETORIA. "President Kruger Says He Ex pects to Return. His Capital at Present is in a Car. Lorenzo Marques, June 8. United States Consul Hollis, who returned here yesterday from the Transvaal by spec ial train had a two hours' interview in close conference with President Kruger at Machadorp. It is stated that Mr. Hollis was the bearer of friendly dis patches from the United States govern ment urging Mr. Kruger to treat for peace. RUNDLE'S DEMONSTRATION. Hammonia. Orange River Colony.June 8. Gen. Rundle made a strong demon stration against the Boer positions, em ploying five hundred of Gen. Brabant's Queenstown mounted nnes, two guns and the Cape mounted infantry. Under Col. Dalgetty the Boer outposts were driven back and their laager was loca ted, but the troops returned without a battle. WARREN MOVING NORTH. Cape Town, June S. Gen.Wrarren with a strong force, including the Canadian artillery, is reaching north through Gri qualand west. He encamped at Camp bell yesterday, no opposition being of fered. Numbers of the rebels are hand ing in their arms to the British com mander. PLUMMER OCCUPIES ZERUST. Mafeking, Tuesday, May 29. Colonel Plummer occupied Zerust yesterday without opposition. This district is re gaining its normal condition. Supplies are arriving daily. OOM PAUL. INTERVIEWED. London, June 8. The executive offices of the Transvaal government are in a railway car, which is shunted on a switch at Machadorp station. President Kruger caused the interior of the coach to be reconstructed sometime ago with a view to contingencies that have now arrived. A correspondent of the Daily Express who went from Lorenzo Mar ques to see President Kruger was re ceived yesterday. The president sat smoking a long pipe. He looked wor ried, but his bearing was quiet and de termined. He did not make the least objection to being interviewed. The correspondent was equipped for the interview by cables from London. "Yes." said President Kruger, "it is quite true that the British have occu pied Pretoria. This, however, does not end the war. The burghers are fully de termined to fight to 1he last. They will never surrender so long as oOO armed men remain in the country. I feel deep ly encouraged by the fine work Steyn and Dewet are doing in the Free State." The correspondent suggested that the war was over inasmuch as the capital had been taken. "The capital," explained Mr. Kruger with energy, "what is a capital? It does not consist of any particular kind of bricks and mortar. The capital of the republic, the seat of government is here in this car. There is no magic about any special site. Our country is invaded, it is true, but it is not conquered. The country is still effective." Referring to the reasons why he left Pretoria, Mr. Kruger said: "I was not foolish enough to be taken prisoner. I provided this means of locomotion precisely for the same rea son as our burghers supply themselves with horses when they take the field. "It is necessary that I should be able to move quickly from place to place. That is all. By and by this car will take me back to Pretoria. For the pres ent it enables me to keep away from Pretoria, where I could be of no service and where I should only play into the hands of the enemy." "They say, Mr. Kruger," remarked the correspondent, "that you have brought with you gold to the value of 2,000,000 pounds?" "It is not true," replied the president. "Whatever monetary resources I may have with me are simply those which we require for state purposes. At the same time I am not going to tell you where our treasure Is. Let Roberts find it if he can." "They also say in London.Mr. Kruger, that you contemplate taking refuge on a Dutch man-of-war at Lorenzo Mar ques." "That again is a lie," retorted the president with vehemence. "I know of no such Dutch war vessel. I am not contemplating refuge anywhere. I shall not leave my country. There will be no need of my doing anything of the kind." The correspondent Then, sir, there is much surprise at your having left Mrs. Kruger behind. President Kruger But why? Mrs. Kruger is quite safe in Pretoria. She would only be put to personal incon venience here. All communication be tween us is stopped, of course, but she will await my return with calmness and courage. She is a brave woman. I am here awaiting further information. We are surrounded by faithful burghers and are quite safe. Secretary -of State Reitz remarked: "You may depend upon it, that the war is not yet over. Guerrilla warfare will continue over an enormous area. We intend to fight to the bitter end and shall probably retire upon Lydenburg where we can hold out for many months." "Yes, observed Mr. Kruger, "it is only now that the real struggle has be gun. I fear that thc-re will still be much blood shed, but the fault is that of the British government." Then raising his voice to an almost passionate height, Mr. Kruger exclaim ed: The time nas passed tor us to talk. We have done plenty of that, but it has done us no good. The only thing left for us to do is to keep on fighting, to keep on fighting." WORRIED ABOUT HOLLIS. T.or.don, June 8. The driblets of news fltering from the Transvaal fail to throw much light on the situation in and around Pretoria. Public interest centers largely In the fate of the prisoners, but it seems probable that about 3.300 have been re covered, including 129 officers. The fed erals therefore have removed about a thousand as hostages. The Lorenzo Marques dispatch to the effect that United States Consul Hollis has been conferring with President Kruger is creating some comment, but in view of the Washington dispatch which asserts that Mr. Hollis has no official errand to the Transvaal there Is little disposition to regard his move ments as at all significant. A special dispatch from Pretoria says that the only shell which took effect in the town, the day prior to the occupation of Pre toria hit the United States consulate. A dispatch from Cape Town announces that the work of organizing the gov ernment of the Transvaal is proceeding. A portion of Sir Alfred Milner's staff has gone to Pretoria to start the ma chinery, so the proclamation of the an nexation of the Transvaal may be speedily expected. CALL ON MRS. KRUGER. London, June 8. A special dispatch from Pretoria describes the visit made by officers of Lord Roberts' staff to the presidency, Tuesday, June 5. It says: "We were received by a Dutch pastor, and shortly after were joined by Mrs. Kruger. The latter wore a black silk dress and white cap. She composedly exchanged greetings with her visitors, who notfied her of their intention to re replace the burgher guards by a guard of British troops. The burghers there upon laid down their arms on the as phalted porch of the building near the lidns guarding the entrance." HOLLIS HAD NO RIGHT. Should Not Have Entered Transvaal Without Permission. " Washington, June 8. Secretary Hay says in reference to the Lourenzo Mar ques dispatch stating that it was be lieved United States Consul Hollis had been negotiating with President Kruger to bring about peace, by direction of the Washington government that Mr. Hollis had no authority whatever from the state department to make a trip into the Transvaal and furthermore the state department did not know of any such intention on his part. The consul had no right to go into foreign territory without permission for the state depart ment, but as it is assumed that his visit was of a purely personal character, It is not probable that notice will be taken of his reported actions. Itf'KlNLEY WILL WAIT. Until After the Convention Be fore Going to Canton. Washington, June 8. The president probably will not go to Canton until the later part of the present month and certainly not until after the Republican national convention which meets in Philadelphia June 19. A large number of letters have been received at the White House from political organiza tions in different parts -of the country stating that it is their intention to stop in Washington for an hour or two on their way to the Philadelphia conven tion to pay their respects to the presi dent. Under these circumstances the president has decided to remain here until after the convention. It is understood that he has decided not to take the California trip this sum- nem. Today was the anniversary of Mrs. McKinley's birthday and many of her Washington friends called to offer their congratulations. A large number of baskets and bouquets of flowers and congratulatory telegrams were received during the day. DEWEY ITINERARY. The Admiral Leaves Columbus For Detroit Columbus, O., June 8 Admiral Dewey and party left here at 9 a. m., in thei special train over the Hocking Valley railway en route for Detroit, where they are scheduled to arrive at 1:30 p. m. Ac cording to the intinerary the admiral will leave Detroit Monday at 9 a. m., en route for Grand Rapids.stopping 30 min utes en route at Lansing. From 2:30 p, m., Monday, to 7:30 p. m. Tuesday, he will stop at Grand Rapids, going thenc to Avilla, Ind. Wednesday the party will see the following northern Ohio towns: Defiance. Deshler. North Baltimore, Fostoria, Tiffin, Chicago Junction, Shel by, Mansfield and Mount Vernon. At each place a brief stoo will be made. A night run to Washington will be made, reaching there Thursday. AT DETROIT. Detroit, Mich.. June 8. The flags and bunting which today decorated public and private buildings and many resi dences in honor of the visit of Admiral Dewey were rendered lifeless by a cold steady rain, which fell intermittently through the morning. Notwithstanding adverse weather, the coming of Dewey was everywhere the topic of conversa tion and there was a great and excited crowd at the Michigan Central station this afternoon when the admiral's spe cial train rolled in. The noise of the cheering mass of people was augmented by the sound of the guns of the United States steamship Michigan firing her admiral's salute at her anchorage not far distant. Screaming whistles of steamers and factories for miles around increased the din; meanwhile Admiral Dewey was responding to the noisy greetings with his usual mod.est affa bility. From the time of his arrival until tomorrow Admiral Dewey and party are the special guests of the Fellowcraft club and their train was met at Rock wood, twenty miles from the city, by Wm. Livingstone, president of the Fel lowcrafters, members of the club's board of governors. Mayor Maybury and a few friends of the admiral. Upon arrival the admiral and Mrs. Dewey were driven to the Russell House, escorted by a battalion" of the Fourteenth infantry from Fort Wayne, detachments of marines and sailors from the United States steamship Michigan and the revenue cutter Fes senden and a battalion of mounted po lice officers. The progress of the admiral up Jefferson and Woodward streets to the hotel was a continuous ovation. The rest of the day was spent in quietly resting and visiting friends of the Deweys. This evening an elaborate reception and dinner will be tendered the admiral at the Fellowcraft club. Mrs. Dewey will be dined by ladies of Detroit at the Detroit club. The public features of tomorrow will include a naval parade and review, followed later by a land parade. Duke of Wellington Dead. London, June 8. Henry Wellesley, third Duke of Wellington, died at Strathfieldsaye house, Mortimer, Berk shire, today in the 55th year of his age. Weather Indications. Chicago, June 8. For Kansas: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday, with local thunder storms; warmer Saturday; southerly winds. WILL MOT SUBMIT Merchants Raise Their Voices in Earnest Protest. Committee Is Appointed to Ask For Justice. UNWARRANTED RAISES. Increase in Assessments Little Short of Appalling. Merchants Between Sixth and Eighth Bear the Brnnt. In response to the call issued by Sec retary Anderson of the Commercial club, a number of Topeka merchants met at the club rooms this morning to discuss the question of increased assess ment. Instead of adjourning to the county commissioners' office in a body, as was originally intended, a committee of three was appointed to investigate the matter and report to a second meet ing of merchants Monday morning. The committee is composed of John F. McManus, chairman; C. J. Evans and Charles Adams. The members will Visit the court house this afternoon and com mence their investigation, which will be with a view of determining whether an equalization should be demanded in the city assessment only or in the assess ment of the entire county. The firms represented at the meeting this morning were the following: crosoy tiros. George W. Crane & Co. Sam Hindman. Palace Clothing company. Kemper & Paxton. Charles Adams. Greenwald & Co. M. F. Rigby. John F. McManus. Kellam Book & Stationery company. Robinson, Marshall & Co. Topeka Cash Dry Goods company. Thompson Bros. The Fair. Mr. George W. Crane was rtinwn chairman, and the object of the meeting was stated by Secretary Anderson. In opening the discussion Mr. E. H. Crosby sa.iu : 1 understand that a number nt fha mercnants have had theirassessment in creased as much as 100 per cent over that of last year.Our assessment hay been considerably more than doubled. When Mr. Leavitt. the assessor, called at the store and left the blank for the statement of valuation I vnluniariiv in creased the valuation $10,000, because of our aamtional stock. This Mr. Leavitt refused to accept, and filled out a state ment according to his own ideas. Thia statement is now in the hands of the county commissioners unsigned. I did iiot reruse to sign it, but told Mr. Leav ltt i wanted time to investigate. I went to Col. Burgess, the city assessor, and ne torn me tnat the work was wholly in me nanas of fiis deputy. I next called on Mayor Drew, and it was mv under standing that the mayor would confer wun col. Burgess and Mr. Leavitt in ieierence to tne matter. However, the street fair came un. nnrl th thino- allowed to slide along and is now in the nanus oi tne county commissioners T we are to be compelled to pay the same ldle as last year, the increase will amount io an outrage. It has been sta me tnat tne county assessors hel Dd.cit tneir assessments until after the ciLj assessment was completed. otcieiary Anderson The rottenest thing on the statute books of the state is me assessment law. When I was in the senate at the last session I tried to have something done to remedy pres ent conditions, but found it impossible In reference to the city assessment, I understand that the entire increase amounts to $200,000. Mr. D. P. Paxfbn In that case I think it will be found that the mer chants have been made to stand the entire increase. My assessment shows an increase of $20,000 over that of last year, and from this it can be seen that it would take but a few merchants to represent the $200,000. Mr. D. J. Gre'enwald I understand tne increases are confined to the mer chants between Sixth and Eight ave nues. I have taken the time to look into the matter and find that clothing ut i c-ii ciAui ana ii.ig-ntn ave their assessments increased. It looks a.o j. uie ujati iiniuation is in the city assessment, and that the equalization should be made here. Mr. Crosby In talking to Mr. Leav itt he said an effort was to be made to reduce the rate of taxation. The rate would have to be reduced close to 3 per cent, before it would make the as sessment as it now stands Just. If the rate was reduced to a reasonable figure the merchants would be glad to pay on the increased valuation. Mr. McManus As I understand it, it is the intention of the merchants to go before the county commissioners and protest against the assessment. As there seems to be no definite plan of action, before the visit is made to the county commissioners I would suggest that a committee of three be appointed to look into the matter and find out the exact conditions. The committee could then report to this meeting and the report would form an intelligent basis on which to work. The suggestion of Mr. McManus met with general approval, and Chairman Crane appointed the committee with Mr. McManus as chairman. After the report of the committee Monday the merchants will call on the commission ers in a body. SIXTEEN PAGES SATURDAY Owing to the ccntinued great demand upon the advertising columns of the State Journal for Friday's and Satur day's issues, and in order to give our readers not only the full telegraph and other news Saturday but also to admit a number of features which are impos sible with eight pages, the State Journal will again be double the ordinary size tomorrow. Peru "Wants to Trade (Correspondence of Associated Press.) Bio Janeiro, May 11. It is affirmed that Peru has offered a coaling sta tion on the Pacific to the United States besides other advantages on condition that the American government employs its good offices to obtain from Chili a modification of the supposed plan to annex Axica ind Tacna. E. W. HOWE LANDS. Atchison Editor to Reach Home Prom Europe Saturday. Atchison, June 8. E. W. Howe and son Eugene landed at Hoboken Thurs day, returning from a five weeks' trip abroad. They had a pleasant voyage returning. They expect to reach Atch isoi. Saturday evening. THREE OFFICERS SHOT. Result of Attempting to Knn St. Louis Cars at Night. St. Louis, Mo., June 8. Three police officers were shot in various parts of the city last night as the result of riots. Michael Gibbons was hit in the ankle and knee, B. J. Boland in the knee and W. O. Coates in the back. The latter's wound is serious. Gibbons and Boland were acting as guards on Union line cars and Coates was on a patrol wagon guarding property of the Transit com pany. While standing on the rear platform of a northbound Union line car John Goetling, a photographer, 20 years old, was shot and seriously wounded at Fifteenth and Chamber streets. The city hospital physicians say that Goet ling probably will die within twenty- four hour3 from the result of his in jury. Cars were run on one line of the St. Louis Transit system last night for the first time since the strike was declared, almost a month ago. The line selected to make the test is what is known as the Lindell division. Every car carried a police guard and in addition the thor oughfares along the entire route were patrolled by police officers and com panies of the posse comitatus, the lat ter armed with riot shotguns. Twenty-five sticks of dynamite were unearthed by the police. Five sticks were found buried under the Easton avenue car tracks at Easton and Van Denventer avenue and twenty addition al sticks were found in an abandoned shed at Broadway and Gasconade streets in the immediate neighborhood of the power house of the Southern electric. The dynamite found on the Easton avenue tracks had beeii made into a bomb and placed immediately under the rail. Had a car passed, over it at the time the conveyance probably would have been blown to atoms. Owing to the success with which cars were run over the main branch of the Lindell division of the Transit com pany's system last nignt, General Man ager Baumhoff has decided to open three other lines tonight. He says that cars will probably be run over the Olive street. Laclede avenue and Park or Compton avenue divisions. Police will grjard the cars and deputy sheriffs will patrol the thoroughfares through .which they pass. It is. just one month today since the strike began and Mr. Baumhoff says the Transit company has all its lines in operation in the day time, except the Southwestern. About half the usual number of cars are running. Mr. Baum hoff says it is too dangerous for pas sengers to ride over the Southwestern line at present and for that reason it has not been reopened. A special train arrived here today from the east carrying 250 experienced motormen and conductprs from Phila delphia, Pittsburg and other Pennsyl vania cities who had come to work for the Transit company. The conductor of the train stated that the full number of men that started from Philadelphia did not reach here, labor organizations at different stopping places en route influ enced at least 15 to return to their homes. This is denied by representa tives of the Transit company who say there have been no desertions. The men were divided into squads and taken to the offices of the Transit company at Vandeventer and Park avenues, where they were registered and afterwards as signed for duty on various lines. The men say they came here with a fu.l knowledge of the condition of affairs existing in St. Louis. DEMAND fOVt MILITIA. Governor Stephens did not come to St. Louis from Jefferson City this morn ing as had been expected, in response to the request of prominent business men to call Jut the militia. He will reach here this evening and immediately after his arrival will confer with the citizens' committee and police authorities as to the necessity and advisability of call ing on the militia to help preserve or der. A petition is being circulated on ! the' merchants' exchange, asking Gov- ernor Stephens to order the state guard into active service. This petition which is being signed by many of the prom inent business men of the city will be presented to the governor tonight. Chief of Police Campbell said today: "I aat'in favor of ordering out the state-'troops and have always been in favor of it. "I prefer it to the posse. State troops are disciplined, armed and equipped, and know how to use weapons. One great difficulty with the posse is that it is impossible to rapidly concentrate a large force at any given point. I am heartily in favor of the militia being ordered out." A special telegram from Jefferson City says: "It is reported that Thursday night Adjutant General Bell's office force at the state armory began making every preparation necessary for calling out of the militia. The application of John J. McCarin fv." a writ of mandamus commanding the St. Louis Transit company to op erate its cars according to the require ments of the various ordinances made for their regulation was denied today by Judge John A. Talty. The court's decision was based on an irregularity in the pleadings and the merits of the cause were not entered into in arriving at the determination. SENT TO REFORM SCHOOL. Annie Sweze, Anna Klasek and Mary Tritina, three girls who on May 30, par ticipated in the assault on Miss Pauline Hensel, and tore her clothes off because she had taken a ride on one of the Transit company's cars, were each sen tenced to two years imprisonment in the reform school by Judge Clark of the court of criminal correction today. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John son has issued a warrant for the arrest of a saloonkeeper named Schumacher who. on the day Miss Hensel was as saulted, refused her refuge from the mob and pushed her out of the door of his saloon. A number of other arrests in connection with this and the other similar cases have been made and ail are being vigorously prosecuted. Warrants have been issued for the ar rest of Thomas Reynolds, Albert Nich ols, Frank Worth, George Hill, Joseph Ette and William Francis, charging them with conspiracy to interfere with United States mails. FUNSTOfS FIND- Discovers the Archives of the Filipino Government Hidden on the Top of a Perpen dicular Cliff. WENT UP BY LADDERS. Thirty or Forty Cases of Docu ments Captured Besides Gnus, Ammunition and Office Furniture. Vancouver, B. C, June 8. A copy of the Manila Times received by the Id suma Maru tells of an important dis covery of insurgent documents and other articles which had been hidden by the Filininos. It says: ' Oh May 2 ' General Funston was making a personal reconnaissance with eighteen troopers in the direction of , Bongabon and Pontabagan, up the Ria Grande de Pampanga, when he dis covered a perpendicular ladder leading up a cliff crowned with a" dense for est. Beside the ladder hung a rope, which when pulled rang an alarm bell in the woods back of the precipice. The general and his men ascended the lad der and found thirty or forty large wooilen cases crammed full of state aocuments. comprising most of the archives of the rebel government. Tnere were other things saved from the wreck of Malolos, about 1,000 Hotchkisa shells, a quantity of dynamite, a stock of bombs and much other ammunition, 200 pounds of black gunpowder, office furniture from the Malolos audiencia. carpets, chairs, tables, and a lot of miscellaneous goods of no special im portance. "The documents were the principal prize. After as good an inspection as circumstances permitted, General Fun ston set aside several , tons of useless5 rubbish and burnt it on the spot, saving the state papers. These comprise all the correspondence of Aguinaldo and his chief officers from the time of their earliest dealings with Dewey down to the hurried migration from Malolos. (Archives subsequent to that date were, it will be remembered, taken at Tarlac in the middle of last year.) There are letters to and from Wildman and Dewey besides several business firms in Manila. Aguinaldo's own letter book, giving press copies of everything he wrote is also there. It is rumored that the correspondence shows sonfe firms in Manila to have had relations with the rebels hitherto unsuspected. "The whole cache was ingeniously hidden ' among the trees in the ravine and roofed over heavily with nipa to an unusual thickness. The- structure made quite a big warehouse with not an inch of space vacant. It was found later that there were other approaches to the cache just like the one described with ah.rm bells everywhere." FULL OF WONDER, Says Mr. Howe of Paris Exposi tion Nearly Everything Completed Excepting Am- . erican Exhibits. New York, June 8 E. W. Howe, the Kansas editor, who arrived from Europe yesterday on the steamship Lahn, says: "The Paris exposition is all right. I was surprised after the fault finding I have seen in print to discover that most of the exhibits are completed and in or der. The principal slow ones are Amer ican exhibitors.whose displays are scat tered everywhere. The United States! building is fine on the outside, but there are attendants to turn people from go ing un stairs; there is nothing to see. The whole American showing gives evi dence of lack of management. Itie show- as a whele is full of wonder." WILD SCRAMBLE FOR $20. Lawyers and Client and Policemen Somewhat Mixed. Jailer Gilmore at the city prison is short J20 in his accounts and is studying how to get it back. It is a mixed up ai fair. Some time ago Charles Humbert was arrested on the charge of vagrancy. He deposited a cash bond of $20. He was convicted and appealed tne case, iie gave an appeal bond. In the meantime W. S. McClintock brought garnishment proceedings in the city court to secure the $20 on the grounds that he had givtn Humbert legal advice worth that much. Humbert's attorney during his police court case was E. D. McKeever. The garnishment was released and McKeev er showed the release to Gilmore and got the $20. Then McClintock garnisheed McKeever. Humbert heard that the garnishment had been released and took the notice to Jailer Grubbs, who was on duty in the day time and Grubbs re turned to him the $20 he had up for bond. Then it was found that $20 had been paid out twice. The Grubb's trans fer was legal. , Now Gilmore will en deavor to get his $20 back from Mc Keever. CAN'T CONSOLIDATE. Legal Bar to Acquisition of St. Paul & Bulutb by Northern Pacific St. Paul, Minn., June 8. The Minne sota railroad and warehouse commis sion today sent to the management of the Northern Pacific and the St. Paul & Duluth railways a formal letter de manding Information regarding the proposed consolidation of those two roads. The commission demands spe cific information as to what has been done looking toward a consolidation, wilh their plans and other matters con nected with the deal. The letter is for the purpose of look ing into the legal aspects of the case, there being a state law prohibiting the consolidation of parallel or competing lines of railroads. The commission states that it proposes to take leg-al action to prevent any move looking to the absorption of the St. Paul & Duluth by the Northern Pacific, if such is con templated. Until the receipt of the in formation desired no immediate action will be taken- by the board. .