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Iff EE J?aj LAST EDITION TDESDAi 1jStG. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 12, 1900. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. Af! AMERICAN ' IIS COfllAflD. Four Hundred Men For Service in rekin Are Under Leadership of U. S. Officer. FIGHTING IN STREETS Has Eeen Going on at Chinese Capital Since Sunday. Demonstration Planned Under Flags of All Nations. pushing- measures for the protection of livvs and property of American citizens and of acting independently as far as possible. It may be that in the ac complishment of this result the forces of the powers -will have to act in uni son for the protection of all foreign residents in the disturbed-districts, but this is to be the extent of the Ameri can activity. It is to be confined solely to the safeguarding of our own inter ests and those of our citizens. The Chinese government will be looked to, under the general laws of the comity of nations, to restore or der and to make such reparation as is proper, i'rcm all political schemes in which any of the powers may become involved the United States is to hold aloof. This is the general policy here tofore outlined and will be adhered to. The navy department has cabled directly to Real Admiral Kempff, at Taku, to inform him that marine rein forcements have been ordered to him from Manila. Thus the admiral will be in a position to act with greater free dom in sending relief expeditions to Pekin and elsewhere, knowing that he will soon be able to replace the marines diverted from Taku. London, June 12. The last message cut of Pekin to reach London left there yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, going by way of the Russian telegraph through Manchuria, the Tien Tsin line being cut. It is as follows: "General Tung, a Mohammedan ex tremely hostile to foreigners, arrived ht-re this morning and had a long au dience with T'rince Tuan, father of the l'"ir r.pparent, who is seemingly friend ly to lire boxers. Prince Tuan has been appointed chief of the foreign office, iivt Prince C'hing, who is more friendly toward the foreigners. "The dispatch of more marines was In n . I'unse to a telegram from the min isters to the consuls at Tien Tsin for additional troops. Conveyances have 1 f : Pekin to meet the troops coming by tt e lirst train. "The arrival of the empress dowager has rtntii red the city somewhat more iuiet than it had been recently. The 1 'rotej-lants have erected a barricade before the building in which they have refuge and they have a small guard. The Catholics are concentrated north of the cathedral under the protection of a French guard of twenty-five men, who will hold out to the end. I am con vinced that Pekin, especially the Tartar city, is safe. "At Tien Tsin the viceroy finally con sented to furnish transport for a relief force of four hundred under an Amer ican commander. The partial restora tion of the railway is expected to be effected tomorrow. More massacres of Christians are reported. "Shanghai, under yesterday's date, reports that there has been street fight ing in Pekin since early Sunday after noon. The Russians are making large purchases of canned X-rovisions at Shanghai and everything points to an out bieak of hostilities. All P.ritish mis sionaries will probably be ordered to re turn quickly to treaty ports." The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, in a dispatch dated yesterday at 1:40 p. m., says: "Reports from theJ Un-.Nan-'Pa dis trlct pay that the French minister has tel. ;ra; hed that a crisis is imminent and that he Is advising all foreigners to evacuate Yung-Nan." The telegram indicates that the situ ation has not in the least improved. n the contrary the disorder has spread from the neighborhood of Pekin to tne capital itself, which is growing turbulent in ami-foreign demonstra tions. In addition to the burning' of the Pekin club, the secretary of the Helgian legation has been roughly handled in th" streets. Hostile crowds continue to demonstiate against the legations. Two thousand international troops are approaching the city and the advance guard is due to arrive today (Tuesday i. Tne United States, according to dis patches from Copenhagen, has given lie.nty adhesion to the scheme for a J-.u:'opean demonstration. The Russian minister at Pekin. who also acts as the envoy of Denmark, is credited with having s"nt a dispatch to the Danish foreign oflice to the effect that a clem nr.stiation has been planned under the leadership ot Lngland and Russia, wl'ieh all the great powers and several ot tne smaller will take part. The lat ter are not called upon to send troops. as there are enough on the spot, but tru-y are to be asked to delegate the rip hi to hoist their flags to the great powers in order that a demonstration may be made or a battle fought under the flags of all Europe. Japan and the i niLeu htates Have been informed and agree to tne agreement. WHY MCCALLA LEADS. -New ork. June 12. Nothing is known as yet of the reasons which impelled Captain McCnlla to go ashore ui i len '.i sin personally, instead of Placing the little force of Americans under the command of a subordinate ollicer. says the Washington corre spondent of the Times. A high official of tne navy department took the view that the situation was so serious that Admiral Kempff considered it advisable to have the best officer on his shin ashore instead of keeping him on the Newark. , "Captain Mccalla Is a cool-headed and able officer," said the oilicial who advanced this opinion, "and Admira J-yempn very likely thought that the FituaUon called for all the brains, abil ity ana experience that could be se cured. It is unusual to send the cap tain of a ship ashore, lint Admira Kempff is the judge ,,f the needs of the situation. In my opinion we shall have some very stirring news from China before the week is out." One report from Tien Tsin seems to Indicate that Captain MeCalla's de tachment forms part of the force under command of V ice Admiral Seymour. It is rot known whether this is" a fact or whether McCalla went out with the vice admiral and has taken up a position ilong the line where he is himself in eole command. ANOTHER CRl'ISER WANTED. Washington, June 12. The following dispatch was received at the state de partment today: "Thin Kiang. June 12. Secretary of state: Large numbes natives crg.miz?d tecret society, halted here. People very apprehensive. No protection. Want cruiser. MARTIN." Martin, who signed the above dis rath, is the United States consul at Thin Kiang. DISCUSSED BY THE CABINET. Washington, June 12. The cabinet meeting today was attended by Secre taries Hay, Hitchcock. Long and Gage and postmaster General Smith. It was devoted largely to a discussion of the Chinese situation. Secretary Hay laid before the cabinet messages from Min ister Conger which indicate that the situation is very critical. Secretary Long had no late dispatches. The steps that have been taken to reinforce Admiral Kempff were gone over and it was decided to stand by the policy which has been entered upon of BEST OF THE ASIATICS. Otis Pays a High Tribute to the Filipinos. OHIO FORJEWEY. Indications That Buckeye Demo crats Favor the Admiral For Second Place on the Ticket With Bryan. M'LEAN IN CONTROL. Not Present in Person at the State Convention But That Body is Keady to Do ' His Bidding. Washington, June 12 During General Otis' visit at the war department In conference with the heads of the var ious departments he had many ques tions to answer respecting present and future conditions in the Philippines. He made one statement In particular which came as a distinct surprise in view of the fact that he has spent a y tar and a half In fighting the Filipinos for he declared that these same Fili pinos were without question the very best of any of the Asiatic races living on the Pacific coast and islands. He paid a high tribute to their acquisitive ness saying that young and old were alike anxious to learn from the Ameri cans and quick to do so if given an opportunity. The demand for schools on the Amer ican plan was insatiable. It had not been possible to secure a sufficient sup ply of Spanish-American text books. When the book hungry Filipinos were told this, they begged for American school books and declared that their children could learn from them even without the Spanish translations. General Otis found to his astonish ment that such was the case. Even the old natives con the text books in the efforts to fix English phrases in their minds. There was a dearth of teachers, too. General Otis often had recourse to the soldiers in his ranks, who knew a little Spanish and so were suitable for detail as teachers. General Otis said he looked upon this educational movement as the only solution of the Philippine problem and was confident that the spread of American ideas through the Filipino schools would in the end made good citizens of the Fili pinos. AGENTS PROMOTED. Santa Fe Men at Eurlingame and Cha- nute Become Auditors. Mr. I. S. Lauck, auditor of disburse ments of the Santa Fe, has made ap pointments to fill the vacancies in the force of traveling auditors caused by the promotions of Mr. Edward L. Moo ney and Mr. Oscar L. Ciarke. The men named are Mr. G. L. Pfund- stein, agent at Chanute, and Mr. W. W. Strickland, agent at Eurlingame. Mr. Pfundstein and Mr. Strickland will likely not have the same territory as Mr. Mooney and Mr. Clarke, as a re arrangement is considered. The appointments become effective at once. Both men have been in the em ploy of the Santa Fe for a number of years. BLISS WON'T COME OUT. New Yorker is Much. Needed on Mc Kinley Ticket. Washington, June 12. The president had quite a number of prominent call ers today before the cabinet meeting. They included Senator Hanna, chair man of the Republican national com mittee. Senator Allison of Iowa, Sen ator Fairbanks of Indiana, Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania, and Thomas K. Lowry of Minnesota, one of the del egates at large from his state to the Philadelphia convention. Senator Hanna goes to Philadelphia to attend the first meeting of the sub committee of the national executive committee. He probably will see the president again before his departure. Senator Fairbanks goes to Ohio to night to deliver an address to the grad uating class of the Ohio Wesleyan uni versity and will not reach Philadelphia until Saturday. Senator Allison expects to arrive on that day. Air. Lowrey who is pushing Senator Washburn of his state for the vice presidency continued his journey to Philadelphia today. Although the gossip around the White House in connection with the presi dent's callers centered particularly about the vice presidential nomination, the senators who conferred with Mr. MeKinley were reticent, concurring only in the statement that the situa tion had not yet crystallized. "No one can say with positiveness who the nom inee for vice president will be," said one of the senators after he had left the White House. "Things are shaping up some but the problem is a difficult one to solve. I think the Republican leaders as a rule are of the opinion that the nomination should go east so as to secure a geo graphically balanced ticket. Secretary Long w ould make an admirable candi date but his state Js satisfactorily Re publican and his nomination would avail little from a strategical stand point. Most Republicans, I think, would prefer to see the nominee chosen from New York, but there are difficulties in the way. Governor Roosevelt's atti tude prevents a natural selection. If Cornelius N. Bliss would accept the nomination I think the problem would be solved. He is being urged to permit his name to go before the convention but he has thus far declined and I am afraid he can not be induced to alter his position. He retired to private life from choice for domestic reasons and nothing. I fear, will induce him to re enter politics." Nearly Half Fatal. Cairo, June 12. Out of a total of 75 plague cases since the outbreak of the disease here, 34 of them have resulted fatally. A Powerful Chilian Squadron. Lima, Peru, June 12. A powerful Chilian flying squadron of six vessels anchored off Arica Monday. They will remain for a week and will then pro ceed southward. Columbus, O., June 12. All the pre liminary work of the Democratic state convention was completed today so that business can be dispatched tomorrow. The old state committee concluded Its business during the forenoon and the delegates meet this afternoon to select the members of the new state commit tee, officers of the convention and mem bers of the different committees. The committees all meet tonight so as to be able to report to the convention to- moi'ow morning. The committee on credentials has a contest to settle be tween the WTilson and the Farley dele gations of Cleveland and other minor contests to consider. The committee on resolutions will have many differences of opinion to settle on the language of the platform, but there are no radical differences, regardingissues. The differ ences are mainly as to the form in which the declarations shall be made. There will be contests foi' all places on the state ticket, and no slate Is likely to be able to get through. One of the contests is between James Kii bourne and Congressman J. J. Lentz of this city for delegate at large. The Mc Lean men control the convention by a large majority and they have been favoring Lentz, but the delegates of this district at their meeting today en dorsed Kilboume for delegate at large, and as Mr. Lentz is making a fight now for re-election to congress, he may not antagonize the delegates of his dis trict. There is some talk of making John R. McLean a delegate at large not withstanding his purpose to sail for Europe next Saturday and not attend the Kansas City convention. In that event there will be a contest for the place of first alternate at large, who would r.o doubt be called upon to act In the absence of Mr. McLean. Amono: the long list of names men tioned the most prominent are Charles N. Haskell and John C. Welty for dele gates at large from the northern part of the state. The agitation for Admiral Dewey as the candidate for vice president con tinues, and it is claimed to be enter ing into the contests for delegates at large. IX wey was entertained here last week by Kilboume. Still those who talk most, about Bryan and Dewey for the ticket at Kansas City seem to fa vor Lentz. Although McLean cannot be here 1 e is represented by confidential men who are noncommittal on the Dewey candidacy. After the endorsement of Kilboume by the delegates of their home county this forenoon the fight between Kil boume and Lentz this afternoon is about over. It is conceded that Kil boume will now be one of the dele gates at large, and that W. S. Thomas of Springfield will also be selected. There is a ccntest between George W Hull and Charles N. Haskell, for dele gate at large, as both reside in north western Ohio. Some favor sending both of them to Kansas City, while others insist on geographical distribution. A W. Patrick, who was on the ticket last year for lieutenant governor with Mc Lean and who lives in eastern Ohio, is being pressed for delegate at large. The anti-McLean men are trying to organize to control the convention and select the delegates at large. If it is found that northwestern Ohio can have only one delegate at large the McLean men will support Haskell and the anti McLean, men will stand for Hull. ALL LINES OPEN But Only Part of the Cars Are Bun in St. Louis. St.Louis, June 12. All the divisions and lines of the St. Louis Transit com pany are once again in operation but only a portion of its cars are running. The experiment of sending out cars over some of the lines without police guards having worked satisfactorily yesterday that plan was carried out to day on several additional divisions. Owing to the mayor's proclamation there was comparatively little trouble today, the Injunction forbidding the use of explosives or fire arms and warning those having no business on the streets to keep off having a good effect. Both the strikers and the Authorities are pre paring statements and making up lists of witnesses to be heard at the cor oner's inquiry -which- will settle the re sponsibility of Sunday-s killing. The inquest on the remains of Fred Boehne, the aged onlooker who was accidentally shot Sunday by a deputy sheriff, was to have been held today, but was post poned. Tomorrow the coroner will summon a jury to inquire into the death of C. Edward Thomas, the striking street car conductor killed in front of posse bar racks on Washington avenue Sunday evening. During the past two days the sheriff's posse has gained a number of new members, most of whom volunteered. The Twenty-third company, composed mostly of young lawyers and business men, is the last to be organized. Ran som Post G. A. R., whose members comprise some of the city's best citi zens, is organizing a company to be sworn into the. posse. Delos R. Haynes, the well known real estate man, will command this company. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, has tel egraphed President Mahon that he will arrive in St. Louis some time during the present week. "Gompers will exercise a supervisory direction' of the strike," said a member of the union. "As the head of all the ti'ades in the American Federation he s the highest leader of the labor move ment in America, and when on the field of the strike Is the superior officer," Edward Burkhart, who was shot at Sixth and Washington avenue, Sunday, is still alive at the city hospital. He was conscious today, but could not talk coherently. Dr. Neitert says the man s great vitality is keeping him. alive. Oscar Martin, whose left hand was shattered during the same trouble, stood the shock of amputation well. A number of men charged with commit ting offenses in connection with the street car strike were tried before Judge Sidner in the police court Tuesday. Six n.en were fined. LYON IN A Judicial Contest Has Stirred Up the Lawyers. A New Factor Has Appeared in the Conflict., CHASE CO. CANDIDATE. His Name Is F. P. Cochrane of Cottonwood Falls. The Populists Are Also Tery Much Divided. vention at Philadelphia and starts to morrow for the convention city. Mr. Chisham goes to Philadelphia via Niagara Falls and Canadian points. The Kansas crowd always has one of Its own people on the list of sergeants- at-arms so there will be no doubt about all the Kansans obtaining admission to the convention hall. BUYS A GOLD BRICK. Nebraska Eanker Pays 13,600 For Kansas Financial Lesson. WANTED MORE BLOOD. Escaped Double Murderer Tries to Kill a Judge. Indianapolis, Juna 12. An escaped lunatic today attempted to take the life of Fremont Alford, "criminal judge of this (Marion) county v and prosecutor Edwin B. Pugh. The assassin was Geo. W. Bennett who escaped from the state hospital for the insane Saturday. Bennett entered the court room shortly after court convened and attracted the court by his incoherent talk. Judge Alford started to the telephone when Bennett sprang at him with a leveled revolver. Judge Alford ran into his private room with the man close after him. Prosecutor Pugh went to the rescue and Bennett turned on him. A policeman appeared just in time to catch the fall of the revolver's hammer on his thumb and save Pugh. It took four men to overpower Bennett, al though he has but one arm. It is said Bennett lost hia mind brooding over labor troubles. He killed two men at Lafayette in 1S89, was sent to prison and afterwards transferred to the in sane asylum. TWO MORE GENERALS. IMPORTS DECLINE. Falling Off in Goods Shipped Into Manila, "Washington, June 12. The divisions of customs and insular affairs of the war department announced a decrease in the amount of imports into the port of Manila during the first three months of 1900, as compared with the same period of 1899 of $787,579. The imports for Januarv. 1899, were $2,304,563; for January, 1900, $898,358; for March, 1899, $S76,935, and for March, 1900, $1,339,935. By countries the imports into Manila during the month of March, 1900 were: From Austria. $6,636; from Australia, $8,824; from Belgium, $4,935; from the Chinese empire, $25,697; from British East Indies, $67,963; from Egypt, $670; from England, $275,S06; from France, $51,963; from French China, $102,806; from Germany, $97,365; from Holland, $2,362; from Hong Kong, $317,422; from Italv, $8,104; from Japan, $17,600; from Spain, $122,048; from Switzerland, $20, 409. and from the United States, $109,3S6. From the above showing the United States ranks fourth, being exceeded in the matter of imports by Hong Kong, England and Spain. DEGREE FOR CHOATE. American Ambassador Made Doctor of Law by Cambridge. London, June 12. Cambridge univer sity this afternoon conferred the de gree of LL. D. on several distinguishtd persons, including Mr.Joseph H. Choate, the United States ambassador here and Prof. John William White of Harvard. In presenting the degree to Mr.Choate the public orator, Dr. Sandys, briefly touched on the many ties linking the United States and Great Britain, ad ding that when either country was at war the principles of neutrality proved to be consistent with the feeling of tacit good will existing between the leading statesmen of the nations. The political situation in the Judicial district composed of Lyon, Chase and Coffey counties now offers many com plications to the managers of the party. but additional trouble Is in sight with the entry of F. P. Cochrane of Cotton wood Falls in the race. Lyon county has two candidates among the Republicans in the persons of Judge J. J. Buck and J. G. Hutchin son. As a dark horse the name of E. N. Evans is mentioned while Mr. Coch rane of Chase announces that he will try for the nomination. In Lyon county an effort is being made to have Judge C. B. Graves of Emporia enter the rate. He was judge of the district for several years, but he has not yet given his consent to the use of his name. However, late ad vices from the conflict state that the judge is now about ready to go into the race. Coffey county's candidate. Judge John Kedmond, in the event of a complication which cannot be settled in Lyon will stand a good Ciiance for the nomination. Four of the five delegates to the ju dicial convention from Chase county are for Judge Buck, one being for Mr. Hutchinson's nomination. Just how Mr. Cochrane expects to get into the rae is not definitely understood, be cause one member of the delegation says all of them have expressed them selves and that they are now practically bound to the support of Lyon county's candidates. The Chase county delega tion was not instructed by the conven tion. Mr. Cochrane has never before been regarded as a candidate, but he told a State Journal reporter that he would go into the race. He said: '"I have made up my mind to become a candidate, and I will go into the race at once." With the first Populist landslide in Kansas years ago Judge Graves was swept out of the office of judge in that district, W. A. Randolph having been elected. Since that time Chase county has been added to the district, but the Republicans have never been able to regain control. Judge Randolph has held the office continuously since that time, but the opposition now claims to have his undoing in hand. Even some of the Populists and Democrats are fighting ihim, and it is not beyond the range of possibility that he may be de feated for the nomination by Dennis Madden, who is a candidate. Madden is a Populist, a brother of John Mad den. Since being defeated for the place Judge Graves has gone into the prac tice of law in rmpona, and is so sue cessful that he declined to accept a olace on the court of visitation, which was tendered him by Governor Stan ley. Judge Graves might have done as the ether lawyers on the court did look after their private business just the same as though they had no state job but that tender of the position by the governor was made before it was dis covered that the court of visitation had no business to look after. Leavenworth, Kan., June 12. William Kerr, president of the Adams County bank of Hastings, and one of the wealthiest citizens of Nebraska, is the possessor of a gold brick that has cost him $13,600 and much agony of mind. He found it in this county. On Decoration day, at his home, he was approached by an ordinary look ing stranger, who introduced himself as an old-time partner of Albert Kerr, a cousin to Mr. Kerr, ajid for whom he was now looking. Mr. Kerr finally ascertained that the stranger was a miner, who, with an old Indian, had located a told mine of un told value in Old Mexico, that they had a brick of the precious metal they had taken from the mine, and he was look ing for the cousin, whom he expected to let in on the find. The stranger said that he and his Indian partner were ignorant of the mining laws, and they were anxious to interest some one who would look after their interests. The stranerer's aoDearance and the plausibility of his story so impressed Mr. Kerr that he left with him that evening for a place near Leavenworth Arriving here he was conducted at mid night to a cave in the woods, here they were met by the Indian. The brick was produced and some of it taken out witn gimlet by Mr. Kerr. This he tooK to Kansas City, where he had it assay ed. The result showed a value of $20 an ounce, making the brick worth something more than $18,000. Mr. Kerr drew on his bank at Hastings tor tne $13,600 the owners of the brick had fixed as their price, and returned to Leavenworth. Another visit was made to the cave, and the exchange was made. Mr. Kerr returned home with the understanding that the stranger was to meet him there with the papers to convey to Mr. Kerr a third interest in the mine. Sun day came, but no stranger, and as the days passed Mr. Kerr became anxious. A suspicion took possession of his mind that he had been bunkoed or was in possession of stolen goods, and on last Wednesday he expressed the brick to David H. Moffatt, president of the First National bank of Denver, to have it as sayed, and also with the idea of taking steps to clear himself should it prove to have been stolen. DULLER FORGES ALMS NEK Carries the Position at Point of the Bayonet. Hopes His Casualties Are Below a Hundred. DISTURBING REPORTS Beach London by Way of Lorenzo Marques. Dewet is Said to Be Marching on Johannesburg. Important Captures Reported by Gen. MacArthur. Washington, June 12. Gen. Mac Arthur at Manila cabled the war de partment today as follows: "Report capture Generals Ilizon near Mexico and Cavestany at Alcala, both important; latter very important leader of guerillas in Pangasinan province (Luzon). MAC ARTHUR." General Corbin attaches considerable importance to these captures. In his opinion they are more nearly in the nature of surrenders than captures and indicate that the principal leaders of the insurrection are . abandoning the cause and are coming into Manila to accept American supremacy. HEAVY RAINS IS WEST. Santa Fe Anticipates Trouble on v Southwestern Lines. It has been raining steadily along the line of the Santa Fe in New Mexico since Monday afternoon, and if the downpour continues serious trouble is feared. All streams are rising, and at noon today soft track was reported in several places. It is by far the heaviest rain so far this season in New Mexico. MUTINY IN PORTO RICO. Penitentiary Prisoners Befuse to Work or to Eat . San Juan, Porto Rico, June 12. Five hundred - inmates of the penitentiary here Mutinied today, refusing to take treal.fast or work. They asserted that the food was not fit to eat, and the leader struck the warden in the face. The penitentiary is guarded by a de tachment of twenty members of the Porto Rico regiment, and the jail au thorities, fearing that the convicts had planned a concerted movement to break jad, called in the guard. Thereupon London, June 1210:15 A. M. It is of ficially announced that Gen. Buller re ports Almond's Nek has been forced. The war office posted the following dis patch from Gen: Buller: Headquarters In Natal, June 11. Wo forced Almonds Nek today. It is not marked on the map but is the last de file toCharlestown fiats.The enemy were in considerable force, with several guns in position.. The brunt of the fighting fell upon the second Dorsets who carried the position at the point of the bayonet and the Third cavalry brigade who were heavily attacked on our right from very broken country round Iketini mountain. I hope our casualties are less than 100, which considering the extreme length o the position is much less than I expect ed. The whole attack was directed by Hildyard whose dispositions were ex tremely good. The artillery. Tenth brig ade and Third cavalry brigade did most of the work A plentiful crop of reports (has been filtering through Lorenzo Marques. Ac cording to these Gen. Dewet with 13, 000 burghers, is marching on Johannes burg, the Boers have retaken Bloemfon tein, where President Steyn again oc cupies the presidency, the British hava sustained a severe defeat at Elandsfon- tein and have also lost 750 killed and wounded and 159 prisoners in a fight at Vredefort. Nothing from any other sources lends color to these stories with the exception of the last which is proba bly the Boer version of the disaster to the military battalion of the Derbyshire regiment at Roodeval. In regard to President Stevn beine at Bloemfontein a dispatch from Maseru,' Basutola.nd', dated Monday.June 11, says resident Steyn was then at Vredo. 20t miles from Bloemfortein. -fjern Buller seemts To-tig "making sub stantial progress and ought, soon to pos sess "the railroad at Charlestown (in the. northern extremity of Natal) whence presumably he will advance on Heidel berg and effect a junction with Lord Roberts. A dispatch from Lichtenburg dated! June 11 says 60 Johannesburg mounted policemen with a Maxim gun have sur rendered to Gen. Hunter A probable explanation or tne reports that a Brit tle r-nsoners attempted to rush the troops, who fired three volleys at the I ish forpe is moving through Swaziland wull or in the air. Three of the in- I comes in a dispatch from Port Elizabeth; mates were injured by splinters, though I dated June 11, announcing the return not seriously. j there of the British cruiser Doris from The military authorities then' called 1 is.osi Bay whether she had taken a o-:t a company of regulars. This as- I number of whale boats with the object sistance, however, was not asked for of landing an armed force, presumably by the civil authorities, and tne na- I part or a pian to penetrate into Swazi- CHANCE FOB BUSTON. Bill Higgins Says He Should Go to Work in Harvest Fields. William Higgins, ex-secretary oi. state, has no love for J. R. Burton. However, Higgins is no loser by this situation, because he likes Burton just as well as Burton likes him. The friends of Mr. Burton are laugh ing at him because of a joke which Higgins has perpetrated. It is to the effect that Mr. Burton should, in the opinion of Mr. Higgins, quit loafing around running for senator. "They are paying good wages for harvest hands in Kansas," says Mr. Higgins in the Galena Lever. "This is a good chance for Burton to go to work." SAPP FOB JUSTICE. tive company had quelled the disturb ance before the regulars arrived. IN PLACE OF BYNUM. The China's Big Passenger List. San Francisco, June 12. The steamer China arrived today from the Orient via Honolulu. She carried 1C9 cabin pas sengers and 24 European and 556 Chi nese in the steerage. Americans Heard. London, June 12. The temperance congress today heard papers on science, inebriety and economics, including pa pers written by T. D. Crothers, of Bos ton; Mrs. A. Gillette, of Medina, N. Y., and Dr. H. C. Shephard, of Boston. Japanese Come Back. San Francisco, June 12. The Examiner asserts that of a band of 32 Japanese im migrants who were recently deported on the- steamer Thyra, at least four and pos sibly twenty are already back in this state. One of them has been identified and is now in custody. The men are sup posed to have left the Thyra at Portland or Astoria, where the vessel touched, but the northern customs officers declare that such could not have been the case. L. E. & St. L. Boad to Be Sold. Springfield, 111., June 12. The decree for the sale of the Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis railway, entered in United States circuit court at Indianapolis May 9, has been approved by Judge Allen. The sale is under the entire existing mortgage indebtedness against the road amounting to about $10,000,000 held prin cipally by the Southern railway system. Kentucky Wants All. Frankfort, Ky., June 12. The Ken tucky and Indiana boundary line dis pute was argued in the court of appeals today and submitted. The question of jurisdiction of the waters of the Ohio river is involved, Kentucky claiming exclusive jurisdiction to the low water mark on the Indiana "side, while Indiana claims concurrent jurisdiction. Talk of Elevating Common Pleas Judge to Supreme Bench. George W. Sapp, of Galena, a brother of the noted Democrat,' Bill Sapp, is judge of the court of com mon pieas created by the last legisla ture for Cherokee and Crawford coun ties. Judg- Sapp was elected to this position, but a suit is now pending in the supreme court involving the con stitutionality of the law creating the court. Sapp is like his brother Bill, he is a Democrat, and some of the friends of the family have suggested that the judge would make a suitable candidate for cssociate Justice ot the supreme co a: t. This, is the place which the Demo crats claim by virtue of the Hotel Throop arrangement, but the Populists insist that the nomination go to Judge David Martin of Atchison. MB. OTIS LEAVES. Ex-Congressman Goes to Washington to Join Co-operative Colony. Ex-Congressman John G. Otis has gone to Equality, Wash., to join the co operative colony which is in operation there, provided the plan of doing things suits him. Mr. Otis nas been at that point for some time and in letters sent home expresses himself as being well pleased with the outlook. Mrs. Otis says she is not ready to give up the family home near Topeka until something better is assured and ex presses the hope that Mr. Otis will not decide to take up his abode with the socialists in this new colony. Mr. Otis struck misfortune in a similar deal in Colorado. CHISHAM NAMED. Atchison Man Will Be a Sergeant-at- Arms at Philadelphia. J. M. Chisham, postmaster at Atchi son, ia to be one of the sergeants-at- arms in the national Republican con- DeVries of California to Be an Ap praiser. New Tork, June 12. A special to the Herald from Washington, says: Representative Marion DeVries of California, has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the board of general ap praisers at New York caused by the failure by the senate to confirm the ap pointment of former Representative W. D. Bynum of Indiana. Though Mr. DeVries ia appointed as a Democrat, it is said his selection was largely due to the influence of prom inent Republican politicians, including Senator Hanna.RepresentativeBabcock, chairman of the congressional cam paign committee, and Representative Dick. Representative DeVries Is now the onlv Democratic representative from the Pacific coast. His district is normal-lv- ReDublican by 6.000 and he is said to be the only Democrat who can carry It. With DeVries out or tne way, KepuDii cans are reasonably sure of carrying the district, and indications are that the Republican majority in the next house will be so small mar. every sear, mai they can obtain will be valuable. TREASURY STATEMENT." Showing Condition of Government Funds at Present Time. Washington, June 12. The condition of the treasury, divisions of issue and redemption at the beginning of business today was as tollows: Gold coin and bullion $150,000,000. Trust funds division of redemption. gold coin $220,253,li 9. Silver dollars 4it.ui,uw. Silver dollars of 1890, $7,854,862. Silver bullion of 1S90. $70,469,198. United States notes $4,050,000. Total $727,834,179. Divisions of issue: Gold certificates outstanding $229,253. 179. Silver certificates outstanding- $416, 207.000. Treasury notes outstanding $78,324,000. Currency certificates outstanding $4, 050.000. Total $727,834,179. General fund: Gold coin and bullion $45,282,811. Gold certificates $26,556,570. Silver coin and bullion $5,412,927. Silver certificates $7,619,332. United States notes $22,013,702. Other assets $35,683,564. Total in rteasury, $121,318,911. Deposits in national banks $108,969, 712. Total $230,288,624. Current liabilities $81,172,212. Available cash balance $149,116,612. Sloane Bides the Winner. London, June 12. The Ascot stakes were won by Lord Carnavon's bay colt Baldur, by Sheen out of Sunshine, rid den by Tod Sloane. Lord Durham's Osbech was second and Lord Rose ber ry's Tom Cringltt third. Eleven horses i ran. land. The Boers, however, heard of the expedition and the force was not land ed. According to a Cape Town dispatch the cabinet crisis continues. It is added) that should Premier Schreiner secede from the Bond as he threatens his ac tion would place the Bond in the minor ity in the assembly. Mr. Schreiner has accepted the resignation of J. X. Merri- -man, treasurer, and J. W. Sauer, com missioner of public works. Among the members of the yeomanry killed at Lindley was W. T. Power, pro prietor or the Canyon ranch in North Texas and a son of Sir W. T. Power. Machadorp has been officially pro claimed the capital of the Transvaal. A Lorenzo Marques dispatch says that the village has swollen into a small city, the majority of the inhabitants living in tents. An official Boer telegram asserts that the British have been defeated with considerable loss at Donkerspoort in the southern extremity of the Free State or Orange river colony, ten miles from Norval's Point. It was thought that this district had been cleared of Boers and rebels long ago. The Boers still' cling to Laing's Nek, but Gen. Buller's forces are still work ing far around in that direction. ' Lord Roberts has wired Cape Town that prior to Wednesday he liberated 151 officers and 3,500 of the rank and file. The Boers consequently took off only 900. METHUEN IS LOST. London. June 12.-5:20 p. m. The fol lowing dispatch has been received at the war office from General Forestier Walker in command of the lines of communication in South Africa: Cape Town, June 12. The following is from Kelly-Kenny: June 11 No communication from Methuen since June 7. He was fight ing June 6 to the north of Vetchkop. Steyn is near Reitz. The British prisoners sent to Vrede axe well treated. BOER DEFEAT REPORTED. London, June 12.-6:32 p. m. The war office has received the following dis patch from General Kelly-Kenny: 5ioemionr.em, June 12. Our troops from the north are at Honingsoruit. where the Boers cut the British lines of communication, having defeated the enemy, 'ihey will be at America siding tomorrow at 8 a. m. General Knox moves out from Kroon- stad to intercept the enemy. t uiler particulars later. Piatt Will Retire, New York, June 12. Senator Piatt's friends having announced that he would not be a candidate for re-election in 1903, a rumor gained wide circula tion that he would resign his seat be fore that time. Senator Piatt said to a representative of the World today: "If I live I will serve out my term as sen ator. But after 1903 I shall retire from public life and from active participa tion in politics." Weather Indications. Chicago, June 12. For Kansas: Part ly cloudy tonight with thunder storms in the east ana warmer in west; .Wed nesday probably fair; variable.