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? PART I. f f 1 16 PAGES. PART I. i Pages 1 to 8. t LAST EDITIOI SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 9, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. MSf i . . CAPTURE OF PAUL ((ROGER. British Public Looking Forward to That Event. If egards tlie War as Otherwise at an End. WHAT TO DO WITH IT. Future Disposition of Conquered Territory Considered. Colonial Troops "Wish to Settle in the Country. (Copyright. MOO, by Associated Press.) London, June 9. To all intents and purposes the South African war, so far as the a vera;;" Britisher is concerned is over. With the exception of the pos sible capture of President Kruger" and the home coining of Lord Roberts his calendar of probabilities contains noth ing of vilal interest. Already China is becoming a keen rival of South Africa as; the burning question of the day. The capture of 500 members of the Im perial yeomanry which a few months ago would have thrown the nation into a ft of despondency, self analysis and furious abuse of its own officers, has passed comparatively unnoticed. The work of stamping out the rebellion, for Fiich, according to the British point of view, is the nature of the opposition mow encountered is too prosaic and too common i;i the annals of the British T.rmy to merit the absorbing attention hitherto bestowed on each detail of the sanguinary struggle. TOPIC OF THE HOUR. "What shall we do with it?" is far more the topic of the hour than, specu lation regarding the expenditure in lives and money that seems likely to ensue before the pacification of the Boers is accomplished. Large numbers i-'f inquiries are daily made in London anent the prospects of the undeveloped crown lands of Natal, while the rich resources of the Transvaal and Orange river colony form the basis of frequent articles. Before many months have passed the steamship companies ply ing to and from South Africa, the com- pinies cornected with the development of that portion of the globe and others equally interested and well informed look lor a large and steady emigration of British agriculturists and others to fields on which the blood of Briton and Boer is scarcely dry. WANT THEIR REWARD. AH the letters from the front indir rate an increasing desire on tha part of a huge proportion of the irregular and colonial forces to settle down in this fertile land won with such cost to themselves. The British high commis sioner. Sir Alfred .Milnei', it is learned. Is devoting hi:-, whole attention to evolv ing a si h me of civil government ap plicable to Hie Orange river colony and the Transvaal and relying to no little xti nt upon the influence of the British settlers to exercise it. The commis sioner is in constant communication with the secretary of state for the col onies, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, who has Jiiso got the forces of the colonial office iuuM at work on the problem, though the keen-sighted officials believe the day is still far distant when the mili tary administrators will be able to hand over the reins of government in safety to the i ivil authorities. Providing the progress of the victo rious army in the Transvaal is tol erably similar to its operations in the 'range river colony subsequent to the capture of Bloemfontein, this apathy towards military happenings and in t n-st in civil and commercial possi 1 ili'es is likely to gain such a quick 3'old that soon the war will almost be forgotten. The contingency of presi dent Kruger's still und.-feated forces scoring any victory of consequence over Lord Roberts is generally re R.'irded as so remote ns to be scarcely worth mentioning;. The occupation of Pietoria. according to the Man in the tjtfeet settled the whole matter. LORD ROSSLYN'S BRKAK. In view of all the premature rejoic ings which Lord Rosslyn's incorrect press dispatches caused last week, it is interesting to note ihat aristocratic oting journalist is chieiiy remembered In London for his diverting appearances i:i Hyde Bark' at the period when he had given up the stage to edit Scottish Life. At the height of the season at The most fashionable hour of the day l.e was always to be seen, immaculately d:-. sed aril liejeweled. s"ated under a tree ostentatiously coi'rcting a mass of pi'.r.:' sheets. As each one was finished h- covered it with four pebbles and end it out beside him until he was sur louiided for yards around with white t-'ip". which never l eased to be a source of huge amusement to the passersby, and apparently of immense satisfaction to himself. Yet. when he cabled from Pretoria every paper in England, including the 'limes, believed him implicitly With the arrival of a semblance of summer the Thames has taken on if iisual gay hues and all the world and his wife have gone boating on the pic turesque reaches. Yet at its muddy mouth, miles from where the countless pleasure parlies hunt and row, there has been reaped from its waters a liar- vest ot death extraordinarily large even for this stream of tragedies. Within the last two days the police report finding no les-s than seven bodies. One lies at Greenwich, unidentified; another at Rotherhithe. that of a woman of the hawker class. So far only two have been identified. The others probably never will be, and this brief, record of Hotsam and jetsam in the greatest city of the world of accident, suicide and possibly murder causes no comment, but is stuck away in a corner of an af ternoon paper, headed "Mysteries of the River." NAVY IN BAD SHAPE. Those who believe that Great Brit ain's r.avy would, in case of war, prove nearly as full of anachronisms and mis management as the South African cam paign proved the army to be, have re ceived additional confirmation of their fears by reason of severe stricture Passed by the admiralty upon the ir regularities of the target practice and reports thereon among the fleets now In commission; The admiralty practic ally declares that the percentage sent la in worthless. In a circular to all the Copefta State -3curnal. INDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER. SATURDAY, JUNE 9th, 1900. Weather predictions for the next 24 hours: For Kansas Generally fair tonight and Sunday: except local thunder storms are probable; brisk southerly winds. IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES. Tage. 1 Powers Demand Quick Action by China Anti-Boss League Gives Up Fight. Kansas Fraternal Insurance Societies. Telegraph Cut by Boers. St. Louis Sheriff Asks for Militia. Insane Man Cuts Child's Throat. Todays London Cable Letter. Hanna to Direct Republican Campaign Boiler Explosion Kills Three Men. Gen. Pilar Captured Near Manila. 2 Sporting News. Kansas News. 3 Railroad News. Kansas Boys For West Point. Telegraphic Briefs. ' 4 Summary of tha Week. Church Announcements. Late Telegraph and Local News. 6 Society and Personal News. Snap Shots at Home News. Banquet of Saturday Night Club. 6 Supreme Court Decisions. " North Topeka News. Markets. Wants and Classified Ads. 7 Wants and Miscellaneous Ads. 8 Stories of The Town. National Convention Will Cost Phila delphia $200,000. Bryan Celebration on the Fourth. 9 Contest of 1900. Both Colorado Delegations Thrown Out Society News. Dun s Review of the Week. Theatrical News. Charitable Work in Kansas. Denmark's Royal Family. 10 11 The Summer Man and His Clothe3. Justice Brewer Writes on Government. Russell Sage Talks to Young Men. 12 Editorial. Book Notes. 13 Timely Hints For Women. Menus and Receipts. Aunt Trudy Writes on Thieves. 14 Humorous Miscellany, Illustrated. 15 Sister of John Brown Interviewed. Official Council Proceedings. 16 Song Birds to Be Protected by Law. Short Story: "A Belated Opportunity." Dangers of Death Valley. commanding officers, the admiralty says: "Praotice appears to have been car ried on without a supervisor, the com mand targets were not properly check ed and the markers were not dawn from another ship." Such a, serious reprimand is likely to have the desired effect of enforcing the regulations this year, at any rate and at the same time, of considerably de creasing theelficiency in marksmanship with which the British navy has been credited. HORRIBLE CRIME. Win. McDonough Cuts Throat of Five-Year-Old Child. No Motive For Deed and. Man May Be Insane. Lincoln, Kan., June 9. One of the most vicious crimes that has ever shocked this community occurred this morning. William McDonough, a young man 2S years old, enticed Bennie Bowdes, a child 5 years old into a secluded place and cut his throat. No motive could be found for the deed and McDonough is undoubtedly insane. The town is in a state of in tense excitement and McDonough is at large hiding in wheat fields and along creeks. It is possible that the wounded child may live. "WON'T SEE HIM. Korean Emperor Refuses an Audience to Japanese Minister. Yokohama. June 9. More serious from a Japanese point of view than the rising of the boxers In China is the sud den tension between Japan and Korea as the result of the protests of Japan against the torture and execution of po litical prisoners by the Korean govern ment. The Korean emperor absolutely re fuses to grant an audience to the Jap anese minister. PLAIN TALK FROM DEWEY. Says He Never Wrote to Aguinaldo in His Life, Detroit. Mich.. June 9. Admiral Dewey was shown the statement made by the Manila Times concerning an al leged recovery by General Funston's men of a portion of the archives of the Filipino rebel government which it was claimed contained certain correspon dence between Aguinaldo and Dewey. After reading the statement Admiral Dewey positively denied ever having written Aguinaldo. Said he: "I never wrote a letter to Aguinaldo in my life. Whenever I wanted to see him I sent for him. He was employed by me for certain purposes, just as I employed a lot of other people among the natives. I made him no promises. If there had been five thousand Ameri can troops with me in the beginning to occupy the city and maintain order there would never have been this trou ble." MRS. GLADSTONE DYING London, June 9, 5:50 p. m. The fol lowing bulletin was issued from Ha warden castle this afternoon: "Mrs. Gladstone grew worse Yesterday even ing. She is now quite unconscious and is rapidly sinking." UICK ACTION. Powers Must Come to an Under standing at Once In the Chinese Matter or Leave It to Hussia. JOINT DEMAND MADE By Foreign Ministers at Pekin on the Empress. To Suppress Boxers or Take the Consequences. Berlin, June 9. The Cologne Gazette says: The situation in China has become so critical that military action must be taken at once. The powers must come to an understanding without an in stant's delay and take common action. The longer they hesitate the greater becomes the probability that one power that is to say, Russia will do the work alone. "Such a possibility, however danger ous it might be for the peace of the world, would be always preferable to doing nothing which can only end in bringing about chaos. A JOINT DEMAND. New York, June 9. A special to the Herald from Washington says: "A dispatch from Minister Conger which the authorities declined to make public is said to have referred to a meeting of diplomats in Pekin, at which an agreement was reached to make a joint demand on the empress dowager for the suppression of the boxers under pain of action by the powers. Accord ing to officials here. Minister Conger is making some plain statements to the Tsung-Li-Y'amen threatening them with the enmity of the United States and heavy claim's for indemnity should the life of an American citizen be taken. It is hoped, as a result of these repre sentations, that the Chinese government has put guards around the American missions. It is plainly impossible for missionaries now to reach the coast, as the railroad connection between Pekin and Tien Tsin is cut, other roads are interrupted, and a journey on foot or horseback to the sea would involve greater danger than there will be if they remain where they are." HACKED TO PIECES. London, June 9. The Pekin corre spondent of the Times in a dispatch dated June 7, says: "Particulars received here show that Messrs. Norman and Robinson, the mis sionaries, were hacked to pieces in cir cumstances of revolting barbarity. The Chinese government can not be exon erated from the charge of complicity in these murders. From the beginning its action will bear only one interpretation. namely that of approval of the anti foreign movement which has had these results. The government has delegated as a commissioner to Cho Khau and Pao Ting Fu, the chief centers of the boxers, to investigate and report a notorious anti-foreign official who Is known to be in sympathy with the boxers and who was the director of a mining and rail way bureau that was founded to thwart all railway and mining developments." The Pekin correspondent of the Times telegraphing June 8, says: "The news that General Neih's for eign drilled soldiers had fired upon the boxers who wei'e destroying the rail way near Tien Tsin was favorably re ceived, as giving some ground for hope that the government would change its policy. "Now arrives the intelligence that Neih's troops have been ordered to re turn to camp at Lu Tai and that their action has. been condemned. The Tsung Li Yamen, however, denies the truth of the latter1 statement. "But the denials of the Tsung LI Yamen aie never convincing. If it be true the news must be regarded as se rious. "The American missionary confer ence today sent a dispatch to Presi dent McKinley appealing for protection and asserting that the missionaries at Pao Ting Fu and other places are in' extreme danger, that the Tung Chu mission station has been abandoned, that the chapels have everywhere been burned and that hundreds of native Christians have been massacred. "The serious condition of affairs in Pekin is reacting upon the provinces. The French minister here has received a telegram saying that the French con sul at Montazo and the French agent at Yun Han Fu have both been com pelled to retire from their posts, as the viceroy announced that he was unable to guarantee their safety. "The boxers yesterday burned a Rus sian chapel at Tung Tingan. thirty-five miles north of Pekin. Hait Ching Chang director of railways, admits that the destruction of the Pekin Tien Tsin rail way is continuing, the Tsung Li yamen being powerless to prevent it, and that it is useless to expect the early restora tion of communication." BOXERS' STRENGTH. Apparently .the legation guards have not yet taken a hand in the fighting, but they are ready to do so at a mo ment's notice. The boxer movement affects some hundreds of square miles. Official dispatches to Vienna from Pekin aver that that the sect is more powerful than any political party in China, embracing no less than four mil lion, and manipulated by zealous and adroit men. The representatives of the powers are still acting in perfect concert, which appears for the present to give the Chi nese government ample chance to put down the disturbances alone. The Tien Tsin correspondent of the Daily Mail, telegraphing June 7, says. "For the last three days the whole community of Tien Tsin has been pre paring to delend itseir against an ex pet ted attack by the boxers. There i: a continual influx of refugees from the surrounding country, who are crowdin the city. This increases the excite ment. Nearly all the villages surround ine Tien Tsin are joining the boxer movement, which is taking more and more a fanatical character. "F'arties of foreigners when approach ing the villages are driven back by armed bands. Yesterday the Chinese- troops were ordered to Machang, on the Grand canal, within 20 miles of which a large body of boxers is reported to oe collecting. Attempts to re-establish the regular working of the Pekin Tien Tsin railway have hitherto nroved futile. Every night tile boxers set fire to the sleepers and the woodwork of the bridges. "Gen. .Neih seems bent upon actin w ith energy and, dealing out heavy blows to the rebels, recognizing the ne cessity of destroying the prestige of the boxers, which has begun to demoralize his army." Secret orders from Pekin for the pro tection of the rebels, have paralyzed military action and, raised the status of the boxers in the eyes of the ignorant masses. Although the boxers declare their first object to be the annihilation of Catholic converts, the wire pullers evidently wish to propagate hatred among the country people against for eigners and things foreign in general. The movement 6n "the surface has a patriotic character, but it may turn ul timately against the dynasty. This seems to be the reason why It has thus far been treated with a gentle hand. The legations at Pekin have wired for reinforcements. A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Yokohama, dated Friday, describing the effect upon Japan of the refusal of the Korean Emperor to give an audience to the Japanese minister regarding the tor ture and execution of political suspects, say s : "The feeling here Is exceedingly exci ted. It may not be possible for the gov ernment to keep it in check as the offi cials were able to do at the end of March, when Russia made her demands, particularly on the question of Maiso- moph. It is thought here that Russian influence is behind the affront given by Korea to Japan. The tone of the Japa nese press is very bitter, and grave de velopments are possible." NASHVILLE SAILS FOR TAKU. Washington, June 9. Admiral Remy informs the navy department that the gunboat Nashville with a force of marines aboard left Cavite yesterday for Taku. She is a light draft gunboat of the same type as the Helena, and it is presumed that she is sent in place ut. me latter. ne jvionocacy at Shang hai also has been ordered to Taku. WTJ IS SILENT. "Washington, June 9. At the legation. i-ouay ine umnese diplomats were ex tremely reticent concerning the situ ation in their native land. If they have icceiveu any aavices tney are of a con ndential mature and Minister Wu is guarding them carefully. To mews- papej men oiuciais at tne embassy an nounce that they have received abso lutely nothing which will throw any light upon the situation. They are themselves apparently puz zled by some of tha statements in the newspaper reports. ' For iksmkcc, the report this morning that there were 4.000,000 of the boxers, created surprise. Still they were not in a. position to deny it, and one of the secretaries in call ing attention to it, simply commented: "But we do not know; we have noth ing." They eagerly inquire for all dis patches to the press, but have nothing to offer in return. To set at naught published state ments to the effect that Germany is to adopt more heroic methods than the other powers in the present crisis In China, Baron Von Holleben, the Ger man ambassador, said today that Ger many would, as heretofore, participate inany joint action of the powers in oraer to protect the interests of for eigners in the far east, but that she would go mo further than, the other nations in any action taken. BOXERS "GO' '! CITIZENS." Tien Tsin, June' v. In view of the conclusive confirmation of the impe rial connivance in the boxer movement furnished by an edict published today denouncing General Nieh-Si-Chen for killing some of the rioters, the strong est possible action of the powers, it is asserted here, can alone remedy the sit uation, which has assumed the gravest aspect. The edict is couched in such terms that it leaves no doubt of the deep sympathy of the throne with the boxers, who are described as "good citizens." Besides denouncing General Neih for killing the boxers, the edit or ders him to return with his troops to Loopai, eighty miles from the scene of the disturbances. It is claimed here that the first step of the powers for the preservation of foreign life and prop erty ought to be the assumption of con trol of the railroad to Pekin,' RUSSIANS ABOUT TO LAND. Shanghai, June 9. A dispatch from Tien Tsin, dated Friday, June 8, says 00 Russian troops are about to land there. The dispatch adds that Fung Chow has been burned, but that the missionaries are safe. FORMAL CALL. Sheriff of St. Louis Asks Gov ernor For Militia. St. Louis, June 9. At the conference today Sheriff Pohlman gave the follow ing communication to the governor: "Governor Lon V. Stephens: "Dear Sir: As sheriff of the city of St. Louis I desire to inform you that there now exists in this city a condi tion of tumult. Acts of violence and dis order are of daily occurrence. I have summoned to my assistance a large posse, and have exhausted every means at my command but the civil authori ties are unable to cope with the situa tion. All other means being exhausted, I respectfully call upon you and request that the national guard of Missouri be called out in numbers sufficient to re store order and prevent fourther acts of violence.' Very respectfully, "JOHN H. POHLMAN, "Sheriff of the City of St. Louis." Ex-Governor William J. Stone, coun sel for the street railway men today ad dressed a letter to Nathan Frank, act ing chairman of the citizens committee, which was formed for the purpose of bringing about a settlement of the strike. Attorney Stone's letter is in re ply to one by Mr. Frank in which the former was requested to confer further with ex-Judge Priest representing the Transit company in the attempt to end the strike. In his letter Mr. Stone reviewed the strike situation from the beginning at some length, and deplored the failure of attempts to arbitrate, claiming the union has always favored that method of settlement. He said: "My clients have been willing at all times to arbitrate, and those with whom I have been acting have sought to get a proposition of compromise, which we believe we could induce the general body to accept. We have had but one proposition from the company. ana that was withdrawn before the members of the union could act on it. "I have sought to bring about an ar bitration of the questions involved in this controversy, and have also sought to reach a basis for settlement between the parties which would be at least measureably acceptable to both. In this I have failed, as others who have made similar attempts have failed. GIVES JIPFIGflT. Anti-Boss League Decides to Quit Business. Final Appeal For Funds to Meet Deht. DEFEAT IS ADMITTED. Secretary Wood Says Cause Has Failed, Wras No Fault of Capt. P. H. Coney. The Anti-Boss league failed in Its pur pose and has quit business in debt. These facts are admitted by J. G. Wood, the secretary, who also suggests that a meeting may be held soon to view the remains and adopt memorials. The Anti-Boss officers write letters frequently, one of the latest being ad follows: - Topeka, Kansas. Dear Sir: At the close of the more active con test against bossism, it has been deter mined to surrender the lease of the rooms which have been occupied. Should any more meetings of the league be thought advisable, they can be held at some designated place to be named in the call for the meeting. You know the history of the failure to get all we strove for; and I will not de tain you with its rehearsal here; but, if deemed expedient, another meeting of the league will soon be held at which the matter will be fully reviewed. Wre have accomplished much and may do more. But of one matter I would speak in all candor to those who stood by in sen timent to the last. There remains $75 of an. indebtedness without a cent in the treasury for liquidation. Capt. Coney has paid the most of it from private re sources and will be good for the bal ance. From the beginning of this fight he has stood sponser financially when no money was in sight. In season and out of season, through good and evil report, his zeal was unflagging in behalf of the cause which interested us. Besides a personal subscription, limited by his en thusiasm only, his pocketbook has been open to every call. Others might have hope of political honors if the most worthy cause suc ceeded; but Mr. Coney had no purpose to serve except the general good of th"e Republican party. The defeat of the cause was no fault of his, either by word or deed. In plain speech it is not fair to retire from the contest and let him hold the bag. A $5 contribution from each of 15 co-.workers will pay the deficit. And that is not much in these prosperous! times. Please send a liberal contribution to Capt. P. H. Coney, treasurer of the Anti-Boss league, by whom due ac knowledgment will be made. Let me hear from you. Please help out and oblige, J. G. WOOD, Secretary. Topeka, Kan., May 29, 1900. DISSATISFIED POPULISTS Call a Convention to Oppose Nomina tion of Deford. The Populists of Coffey county have bolted the nomination of W. A. Deford of Ottawa for state senator, in the Franklin-Coffey district. H. L. Cooper, J. M. Osborn, O. M. Rice, W. E. Chamberlain, J. R. Burns and about 100 other Populists have is sued a call for a straight People's party mass convention to be held at Waverly at 3 p. m. June 23, to nominate a candi date. The call says: . "Every loyal Populist who is opposed to the political schemes, tricks and traitorous acts of a few so-called Pop ulists of Coffey county, who have been and are bartering away the rights of the voters of Coffey county without their consent and without excuse or authority are invited to attend and participate in the deliberations of this convention." HANNA WILL STAY. Ohio Senator Will Direct Re publican Campaign. Washington, June 9. It is stated on high authority that Senator Hanna will succeed himself as chairman of the Re publican committee and will conduct the coming campaign. Senator Hanna and Secretary Dick had a long confer ence with the president today about political matters in general. Mr. Dick will go to Philadelphia next Monday. He and Mr. Hanna will arrive there on the 13th. Upon which side the blame rests others Can determine. What further steps may be taken it is not now necessary to discuss." The governor took no immediate ac tion on the request. A meeting of-the police board was called and the gover nor and Chief Campbell talked over the situation with the commissioners. Af ter a session of three-quarters of an hour the discussion was again adjourn ed to the chief's office. Governor Stephens then stated that he had not yet reached a decision on the matter of calling out the state troops. Gen. Bell and Gen. Clark also said very positively that they had not yet received any definite orders one way or the other. If the militia Is called out it is likely that the entire national guard of the state, comprising four regiments and a battery, will be pressed into service, say those who are close to the governor. At noon the governor left the confer ence and it was said he would return later this afternoon. John Powers, motorman, one of the 250 non-union men who came to St. Louis from Philadelphia Friday is con fined in a cell at the city hospital, cry ing for the guards to defend him from men, who, he believes are pursuing him. Powers was arrested early this morniii at Geyer and Pennsylvania avenue. A policeman found him running about the street fighting off imaginary foes. His disconnected story at the hospi tal reveals the tremendous strain that is upon the motormen who are working now. OTIS AT HOME. The General Beaches Rochester at 3:15 This Morning. Rochester, N. T., June 9. General E. S. Otis who is to be the city's guest next week accompanied by his wife and daughter and Captain Leighton of the United States army arrived in Roches ter at 3:15 o'clock this morning coming through from Chicago. He will make a flying trip to his old home on the Liell road just outside the city and leave for Washington some time during the day. When asked if there was anything he could add as to the subject of the Phil ippines, he said: "The war in the Philippines is over, that is all there is to say about it now." TELElRAPTCUT By a Body of Boers Two Thous and Strong. London, June 9. General Forestier Walker cables to the war office from Cape Town, under date of June 8, as follows: "Kelly-Kenny, at Bloemfontein, re ports that the telegraph has been cut at Roodeval, north of Kroonstad, by a body of Boers estimated to be 2,000 strong, with six field guns. He is send ing strong reinforcements to Kroonstad and I am reinforcing from Cape Colony. I hope the interruption will be only temporary." . The . war office has received the fol lowing dispatch from General Buller: Yellow Boon. Farm, June 8. On June 6, General Talbot Coka with the Tenth brigade and the South African Light Horse, seized Van Wyck hill. The en emy made some resistance and a good deal of sniping occurred. ' Our casual ties were about four killed and thir teen wounded. During that day and the following we got two 4.7 and two 12 pounder naval gune on to Van Wyck hill and two 5 inch guns onto the southeastern spur of ilnkewel. Under cover of their fire. general tinayara tpaay assauuea an the spurs of the berg between Botha's pass and Inkewelo. The attack, which was planned well by Hildyard and carried out with im mense dash by the troops for whom no mountains were too steep, outflanked the enemy who were forced to retire from their very strong position. I think we did not have any casual ties and I hope I have obtained a posi tion from which I can render Laing"s Nek untenable. LONDON IS DISGUSTED. London, June 9. London is somewhat disgusted at the disagreeable "activity" manifested by the Boers in the Orange river colony in cutting Lord Roberts' telegraphic communication at Roode vale north of Kroonstad. As yet there is no indication whence came the strong body of 2,000 Boers that has arrived at Roodevale unless it is the force men tioned in a recent Boer dispatch as hav ing started from Standerton with this very object in view. Apparently the authorities on the spot regard the situ-i ation at least as temporarily serious, as they are not only reinforcing the gar rison at Kroonstad, but are sending tip troops from the lines of communication in Cape Colony. Roodvale is a fairly strong position 35 miles north of Kroon stad, capable of giving Gen. Kelly-Kenny trouble should the federals elect to dispute its possessions as Gen. Kelly Kenny cannot be overburdened with cavalry with which to threaten the burgher line of retreat. The news somewhat discounts the flattering deductions the Britishers have been extracting from Lord Roberts' si lence as it indicates that the menace of the Boers to carry on a prolonged guerilla warfare is no empty threat and that President Steyn is still cable of creating serious.if only temporary trou ble. A parliamentary return issued this morning shows that 36 members of the house of lords and 2S members of the house of commons are serving with the British troops in South Africa, Advices from Cape Town say the opinion prevails there that the Boer supplies of ammunition and food will not suffice to enable them to prolong the struggle in the Leydenburg district for more than eight weeks. Cape Town also anticipates that the Boers will be ser iously harassed by the Kaffirs. A special dispatch from Durban, Na tal, says the Boers at Laing's Nek after an action fought Thursday, June 7, of fered to surrender conditionally but Gen. Buller replied that their surrender must be unconditional. BLOWN TO PIECES. Three 3Ien Killed by a Boiler Explosion. Traverse City, Mich., June 9. The boiler in Charles F. Reed's sawmill, five miles west on Fife Lake, exploded to day, killing three men and injuring ten others. The dead: A. J. Cole. M. S. Smith. An unknown man. The names of the injured men have not yet been learned, owing to the iso lation of the mill. The explosion oc curred just as the employes were about to begin work. The engineer had just left the engine room a moment before, and A. J. Cole had taken his place. Cole was literally blown to pieces. Smith and another man, whose name has not yet been learned, died soon after from injuries received. The mill was com pletely wrecked. Any Plan Will Do. Chicago, June 9. Members of the building trades council have declared themselves to be in favor of any plan calculated to bring about a settlement of the labor troubles. At the meeting of the council last evening the secre tary was instructed to notify the build ing contractors council that the build ing trades council had requested the un ions affiliated with it to appoint com mittees, for a. conference in accordance with the suggestion of the contractors, in discussing the proposed conference, the hope was expressed that it would result in a settlement. Early Congratulation. Ottawa, Ont., June 9. In the assem bly the address of the queen congrat ulating her majesty on the early ter mination of the war in South Africa was passed without a dissenting vote. Dead Number 6 or 8. Gloucester, O., June 9. It Is now stated that the dead from the explosion of gas in Mine No. 2 yesterday will number six or eight. Two more ex plosions occurred during the night. From three to four hundred miners are thrown out of employment. HOW TljEY STAND Membership of Kansas Frater nal Insurance Societies. Number in 35 Organizations Is Nearly 150,000. OYER $230,000,000 That Is What the Beneficiary Certificates Represent. Modern Woodmen Lead With 44,313 Members. Thirty-five fraternal societies doing business in this state have outstanding over 232 million dollars of insurance on the lives of citizens of Kansas. These remarkable figures are shown in the annual report about to ba issued by th superintendent of insurance, W. V. Church. From tables prepared bv the assistant superintendent, C. H. Ridg way, it is shown in the report that the outstanding beneficiary certificates, held by 143,484 members, amount to $232,7&8.260. The membership in the various or ganizations admitted to do business in. Kansas In conformity with the law passed over a year ago from their re ports flleo: in the insurance department for the year ending December SI, lSi9. follows: American Annuity association.. .. 2zl American Benevolent association, 61 Order of Pvramids 2.9'Hj A. O. U. W 31.731 Barkers' Union of the World 1,09 American Yeomen None. Fraternal Aid 11,615 Foresters 1!S Knights and Ladies of Security.. 13,'i6 Maccabees 2,4"i Knights of Equity "22'i Life and Annuity association.... l,b9 Modern Brotherhood 2S7 Modern Tonties 1.157 Modern Woodmen 44,31 Mutual Protective League 21t National Aid 4.61:! National Benevolent ..: 693 National Reserve 1,35') National Union 48.1 Occidental Mutual !Jy7 Select Friends 2.324 Pathfinders Naue. Royal Arcanum 229 Royal Fraternal union S3 Royal Neighbors... 4.761 Select Knights 2,935 Select Knights and Ladies 3ii3 Sons and Daughters of Justice.. 4.14') Star of Jupiter 345 Supreme Court of Honor 1.507 Triple Tie 2.273 Woodmen Accident 1,97a Woodmen Circle 11!) Woodmen of the World 2,021 The amount of Insurance held by. the 143,484 members is divided as follows: American Annuity 122S,000 American Benevolent.. 106,100 PyrainMV .i -. . .- 2.155.000 A. O. V. W 59,056.030 Bankers' Union ..: 875.800 American Yeomen..;..." ... -None. Fraternal Aid 1 17,133.860 Foresters y. 138,500 K. and L. of Security 20.252,000 Maccabees 3,017.500 Knights of Equity 114.325 Life and Annuity I,722,5u0 Modern Brotherhood 422,500 Modern Tonties 2,234,400 Modern Woodmen 82,811,500 Mutual Protective league 2S8.500 National Aid 3,280,710 National Benevolent , S.325 National Reserve 1,449,000 National Union 1,347,000 Occidental Mutual 1,334500 Select Friends 4,377,500 Pathfinders None. Royal Arcanum 901,500 Fraternal Union. 42.300 Royal Neighbors 5J45.00O Select Knights 5,S7.00O Select K. and L 501,550 Star of Jupiter 496,500 Supreme' Court of Honor.- . 1,837. 510 Triple Tie 3,219.000 Woodmen Accident 1,381.450 Woodmen Circle 116.4H0 Woodmen of the World 3,269,600 PILARTAKEN. Filipino General Captured by Native Police. Manila, June 9 General Pio del Pilar, the most aggressive and most persist ent of the Filipino leaders, was cap tured last night. He was made a pris oner at Guadalupe, six miles east of Manila by some of the Manila native police. Upon information that Pio del Pilar was to be at a certain house Cap tain Lara and twelve policemen pro ceeded in a launch to Guadalupe, w here aided by a detachment of the Twenty- first infantry, they surrounded the house.captured the general and brought him to Manila this morning where he was positively identified by the provost marshal. MAC ARTHUR'S REPORT. Washington. June 9. General Mac- Arthur has cabled the following report of the capture of General Filar: Manila, June 9. Native police cap tured insurgent General Pio del Pilar this morning; he was found lurking in neighborhood of San Pedro Macati. MAC ARTHUR. General Schwan's estimate of the im portance of this news is contained in this statement: The capture of Del Pilar cabled by MacArthur this morning Is a most im portant one. Pilar was regarded as one of the most active and uncompromising of the rebel chieftains. After the dis ruption of the insurgent government and the dispersion of nearly all the in surgent organizations north of Manila, Pilar managed to concentrate a con siderable force at St. Miguel de Mayumo in the province of Bulacan and although he was unable to hold the place for any great length of time he succeeded in withdraw ing his troops to the mountains and in eluding the several columns that were sent out to destroy. It was difficult to keep track of his movement and he frequently was reported as being at a number of places at the same time.That his capture has been effected by the native police of Manila, a body num bering some 400 evidences afresh the loyalty of these men to the Amer ican cause so often impugned both by Americans and Filipinos." ANOTHER PARTY AMBUSHED. Manila. June 9. A detachment of the Forty-fifth infantry.scouting near Daet, province of Camarinar Del Norte were ambushed May 29, and Captain Albert Steinhauser was wounded three times, two privates were killed. Eight wounded and one private miss ing. The insurgent loss is reported to bo heavy.