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Four Hundred Men For Service
in rekin
Are Under Leadership of
U. S. Officer.
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.
-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.
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.
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
Otis Pays a High Tribute to the
Indications That Buckeye Demo
crats Favor the Admiral
For Second Place on the Ticket
With Bryan.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Judicial Contest Has Stirred Up
the Lawyers.
A New Factor Has Appeared in
the Conflict.,
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.
Nebraska Eanker Pays 13,600
For Kansas Financial Lesson.
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.
Falling Off in Goods Shipped Into
"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.
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
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
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.
Carries the Position at Point of
the Bayonet.
Hopes His Casualties Are Below
a Hundred.
Beach London by Way of Lorenzo
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.
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
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.
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
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-
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."
tive company had quelled the disturb
ance before the regulars arrived.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.

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