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LAST EDITION FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JULY 27, 1900. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. heads war The United States Government . Refuses to Suspend Military Operations Against the Chinese Capital. MAKES NO BARGAIN For the DeliTery ot Foreign Ministers at Tien Tsin. Determined Not to Be a Victim of Chinese Duplicity. Washington, July 27 The United States government ha3 absolutely re fused the Chinese proposition to sus pend military operations against Pekin in return for the delivery at Tien Tsin of the foreign ministers. Secretary Hay signalllzed his return to (Washington from Canton this morning ly the announcement that under no cir cumstances will the United States gov ernment accept the Chinese offer to turn over the fofeign ministers to the inter nationals at Tien Tsin in consideration of a suspension of the campaign against Pekin. A long cablegram was dispatched today to Rear Admiral Remey at Taku and it is believed that thia instruction was laid upon him. The state department claims to be pur suing an entirely consistent course in this decision. The officials, point out that all of the bitter criticism in the European papers directed against the United States policy is based on a total misunderstanding of the fundamental principles which have governed the ac tions of the department. At no time it Is said, has the state department allowed the belief that the foreign ministers at Pekin were alive to. interfere in the slightest degree with the prosecution of its military plans for reaching Pekin. On the contrary, the news that the ministers were alive was accepted by the state department, not as conveying absolute veracity but as an additional reason for hastening the relief column forward to Pekin. The department's con tention is that even though a degree of Improbability surrounded the Chinese news as to the state of affairs in Pekin yet every consideration humanity and policy demanded that it should be given careful consideration and that it should be acted upon as if true, provided that action went toward the relief of the for eign ministers, and did not operate to prevent the consummation of any of the objects laid down in Secretary Hay's Identic note. The department is abso lutely satisfied that its attitude was per fectly correct and that even Puropeaii critics, will in time admit that fact. Secretary Hay's decision to decline the last Chinese proposition was based upon his determination to adhere strictly to the conditions laid down in the reply to the Chinese emperor's appeal. The state department required that the ministers at Pekin be put In communication with their governments and the most signif icant condition of all, that the Chinese authorities co-operate with the relief ex pedition ft r the liberation of the lega tions. Until these two things are done, the state department absolutely refuses to be led into any arrangement looking to the mitigation of the punishment of the Chinese government such as the abandonment of the expedition to Pekin .would imply. It is not known at present just how this last proposition reached the state department. It is inferred that it came frum several sources, but all are be lieved to be traceable to Li Hung Chang, air. Goodnow. United Slates consul general at Shanghai, is the nearest United States official to Li and has acquitted himself so well up to this point that the state department does not hesitate to make free use of him as a diplomatic agent. Therefore it may be interesting for the foreign contin gent at Shanghai, who have complained against Mr. Goodnow's intercourse with Li Hung Chang, to know that the con sul general is acting in strict accord ance with the instructions of the state department. Secretary Hay has cabled him to put himself In communication with Karl Li and to avail as far as pos sible of that Chinese official's influence in securing the objects plainly stated in the identical note. It does not follow that the United States is bound to ac cept without question any statement made by Li. Mr. Goodnow is a shrewd man and the department of state feel3 itself able, using him as an intermed iary, to give proper weight to anything coming from the great viceroy. In so doing the department is carrying out its policy of making all proper use of any instrumentalities within its reach to achieve its well defined objects and it -is not to be deterred from so doing by any criticisms that It Is thereby dis turbing the soliditary of the powers in their dealings with the Chinese govern ment. A special cabinet meeting was held in Secretary Hay's office at 11 o'clock this morning, the usual hour. The sec retary of state, fresh from his personal intercourse with the president was in position to advise his colleagues of the administration's purpose and the whole hinese situation was discussed Be sides Secretary Hay. there were 'pres ent Secretary Gage, Postmaster General Smith and Secretary Root When the cabinet conference adjourn- fore the members the latest information inrncu mciuuing a disoatch from Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai. The government has received information presumably from Admiral ttemey that the number of allied troops In Tien Tsin is 28.000. The movement of the troops from Tien Tsin to Pekin Secretary Root said, would depend upon the arrival and mobilization of troops of other nations now on the way to Taku. He said it would be impossible for the I mted States force, as small i. ?v? Ta-l0ne' U ls further stated that all the United States troops that t?Sc'h'a.be SPared' had been -This government, presumably, is still accepting in good faith the representa tions made by Minister Wu. Our offi cials figure that two days must yet elapse before an answer can be received f?.m aJ'nlfter Conger (presuming he is till a ive) to the last code message Bent him. In the meantime they are directing every energy to getting all e i-uiuTi ning me action of this gov ernment had been prepared. The meet ing was a general interchange of opin ions and views. Secretnrv vie. i..s.i . the men they can into China to co operate with the allied forces in the for ward movement. There were no official advices from any Chinese source over night, except a short message from Lieutenant Stan ford, the signal officer with General Chaffee's contingent at Nagasaki an nouncing1 that all was well with the troops. , .' ADVANCE SOON TO BEGIN. London, July 27. The only information regarding China that the parliamentary secretary of the foreign office, Mr. Wil liam St. John Broderick was able to im part to the house of commons today was that preparations for the advance on Pe kin seemed to be approaching comple tion. GERMANY SENDS SOLDIERS. Bremer Haven, July 27. Part of the German expeditionary force for China sailed today on board three transports. Emperor William, who was accompanied by two of his sons and the imperial chancellor. Prince Hohenlohe, witness ed the embarkation of the expedition. CONSUL GOODNOW SAYS PRI VATELY. Minneapolis, Minn., July 27. Charles Goodnow has just received a letter from his brother, Consul General John Goodnow, at Shanghai, in which the latter intimates that the conditions are even worse than has been indicated in his official dispatches. He writes: "Chinese are leaving this city at the rate of 2,000 or 3,000 a day. The purpose of their going or their destination is not known." 1 While he does not say so, Mr. Goodnow- evidently believes that they are being mobilized somewhere. Many of those leaving, he says, have had elos3 relations with the Europeans, and if their departure had been on account of fear of war by the allies, some of them, he thinks, would certainly have male their fears known to their white friends. The Europeans therefore have organized a body of volunteers, and have refused to admit any natives to it, although several offered their services. This illustrates the suspicion with which all natives are regarded. A number of Sikh policemen from the English concession are included in the ranks. Mr. Goodnow "has given up hia plans for a trip home, and will remain at flis post. WAR IS OVER. Colombian Insurgents Surrender to Superior Force. New York, July 27. Consul General Espinola, of the Republic of Colombia, said today of the revolution in Panama: "I think it is over. Eight hundred government troops met 1,200 insurgents and either killed orwounded 400 of them. Reinforcements from the government came Just then. General Campos bring ing 1,000 additional troops. There was nothing else to do and the insurgents just laid down their arms and surren dered." TREATY OP PEACE SIGNED. New York, ' July 27. A dispatch to the Herald from Panama says: A treaty of peace between the gov ernment and the revolutionists has been signed. This action followed directly after the most desperate battle ot the entire revolution in which the losses on each side were very heavy. Owing, it is believed, to some misunderstanding of the terms of armistice brought about by the American, English and French consuls the insurgents suddenly re newed their attacks upon the suburbs of Panama. The fighting lasted eleven hours with the exception of only a few minutes' interval, and was very heavy from start to finish. The rebel troops made charge after charge upon the trenches of the govern ment, pushing forward with remarkable bravery and a recklessness approaching closely to madness. Every assault was repulsed with a terrible loss of life, but the rebels were undaunted and with ex traordinary courage and renewed vigor repeated the attacks again and again. These desperate assaults were kept up all night long and were met with equally brave resistance by the regu lars. In one of the entrenchments de fended by a detachment composed al most entirely of young men from this city nearly every one of the defenders was killed or badly wounded. It was 6 o'clock Thursday morning when the revolutionists were finally compelled to give up their attacks and retreat to the positions they held when the armistice was granted. The tide of battle was turned against them by the arrival of an express train from Colon with S00 fresh troops to reinforce the government. These gave the regu lars the advantage and the rebels re tired after 11 hours of such firece fight ing as the isthmus never saw before. The appearance of the battleground after the cessation of hostilities can be better imagined than described. Dead and dying men were lying all along the Caldonia road beyond the railway bridge for half a mile, sometimes scat tered a few feet apart and more often in heaps packed closely together. How many were killed during the night is not yet known, but they will number in the hundreds. The exact loss may never be known, for many of the wounded men crawled out of the way in the thickets, and those who died in the bushes may not all be found, being re corded simply as "missing." As quickly as possible the Red Cross corps aided by the ambulance corDS of the British cruiser Leander began gath ering up and attending to the wounded. Some of the wounded were taken to the Red Cross hospital, already crowd ed with patients from the previous bat tles. Others were carried to the Pana ma Canal company's hospital, wnere they were cared for by all available surgeons. Sailors from the Leander were also sent out to pick up the dead. Cart load after cart load of corpses were gather ed together and cremated. Dr. Carlos Mendoza, secretary general of the revolutionary government went to the old station of the Panama railway under a flag of truce at noon. He met there General Alban, governor of Pan ama and discussed with him terms of a treaty of peace between the hostile forces. An agreement was reached after a long conference and the treaty was drawn up and signed by General Alban, on behalf of the government and Dr. Mendoza and Belisario Perraz as repre sentatives of the revolutionists. XTndet the terms of this treaty the surrender of the insurgents is complete. The govern ment grants full amnesty to all the rev olutionists, and all political prisoners held in Panama have been released. American Jockeys Ahead. Liverpool.July 27. At the second day's racing of the Liverpool July meeting to day the Liverpool cup of 1,200 sover eigns, a handicap for 3 year olds and upwards, at one mile and three furlongs, was won by Skopos, with J. Reiff in the saddle. Kleon guided by Rigby, was second, and Cutaway third. Nine horses ran. HAVE LEFT PEKIN. Foreign Ministers Reported En Route to Tien Tsin Under an Escort of Jang Lu's Soldiers. LI HUNG CHANG'S WORK Action Taken to Prevent an Ad vance on Pekin. Only Half of the Foreigners Now Said to Be Dead. London. July 27.-11:30 a. m. This morning's reports from Shanghai re iterate the allegation that the surviving members of the diplomatic corps have already left Pekin on their way to Tien Tsin and add that the foreigners are being escorted, by troops of Jung Lu, commander-in-chief of the Chinese forces. This move is stated to be the outcome of very stormy interviews between Li Hung Chang and the foreign consuls and to have been taken in the hope of abating the wrath of the powers and delaying the advance of the allies toward Pekin. Advices received from the same sources state that half the foreigners in Pekin have been killed or wounded or have died as the result of the priva tions they had undergone. Simultan eously comes a cable dispatch to the Daily Mail from Shanghai, announcing that a letter had been received from Sii Claude MacDonald, the British minister to China, under date of Pekin, July 6, saying the legations were under con stant fire and that three were still stand ing, but that the foreigners were receiv ing no assistance from the authorities. Owing to the cowardice of the Chinese, Sir Claude wrote, it was hoped the legationers would be able to hold out for a fortnight, but if they were press ed their resistance could not last more than four days at the utmost. The text of the Shanghai dispatch to the Daily Mail follows: "Shanghai, July 27. A letter just re ceived here from Sir Claude MacDonald, dated Pekin, July 6, follows: " 'We are receiving no assistance from the authorities. Three legations are still standing, including the British. We also hold part of the city walls. The Chinese are shelling us from the city with a three-inch gun and some smaller ones and are sniping us. We may be annihilated any day. Our ammunition and food are short. " 'We would have perished by this time only the Chinese are cowards anu have no organized plan of attack. If we are not pressed we may hold out a fortnight longer; otherwise four days at the utmost. " 'I anticipate only slight resistance to the relief force.' "Sir Claude concludes by advising the relief force to approach by the eastern gate .or by way of the river. "The losses of the foreigners in Pekin up to July 6 were forty killed, and eighty wounded." Some of the statements above are strikingly similar to the published version of Sir Claude MacDor.ald's let ter of July 4. If not the same letters, the Chinese artillery would appear to be strangely Ineffective, as the casualties were the same according to the letters of both dates. As lending color to the suggestion that the communications are identical, it may be stated that the Belgian foreign office this morning re ceived a dispatch from Shanghai under today's date, mentioning the receipt of a letter from Sir Claude MacDonald, dated July 4, in which it was stated that the besieged foreigners in Pekin were reduced to horse flesh. The Belgian consul at Shanghai also reports that a servant of the German minister who left Pekin July 9. states that the British legation was only attacked at night and if resupplied he believed could hold out. PROBABLY STARVED TO DEATH. New York, July 27. A dispatch to the Herald from Canton. July 24, says: Special couriers who have just arrived at the Yamen of Viceroy Tak Su bring reports which, if true, confirm the pre vious messages asserting that the foreign-ministers are safe in Pekin. The viceroy will tomorrow issue a proclama tion to the foreign residents and consuls, worded as follows: "I have the honor to inform you that I have just received a message dated the 22nd instant at Pekin. saying that one of General Yung Lu's imperial soldiers ar rested a runner with a message from the British legation and that Young Lu im mediately informed the throne of the fact and ordered the runner back to the legation to inquire after the health of the ministers. "The British minister replied that all were well and hoped for peace as early as possible. On the following day a dep uty from the Tsung Li Yamen was sent to visit the legations. He met all the foreign ministers. Not one has been hurt. It is believed the danger is now over in Pekin and all the ministers and foreigners are safe. "I was glad when I read this message and hasten to inform you to keep you satisfied. TAK SU." It is imminently proper to say that all parts of the proclamation must be ta ken cumgranosalis.for it is the height of folly to trust Chinese officials. They re gard successful duplicity as the highest attribute a viceroy can possess. Many Chinese frankly declare that the tele grams about the safety of the foreign ministers in Pekin received by the two viceroys. Li Hung and Tak Su from Yuan Shi Kai and Sheng are misleading. Seme persons in the viceregal yamen at Canton insinuate that the ministers have died of hunger. Rumors, indeed, are as numerous as they are conflicting. Large sums of money have been almost fruitlessly ex pended in trying to confirm previous dis patches concerning the foreigners' safe ty. A NEW ELEMENT OP TROUBLE. Hong Kong, July 27. The signs of menacing activity on the part of the secret society known as the "Triads" are causing alarm. The boxers are be lieved to be an offshoot of the "Tri ads," whose ramifications are wide spread throughout the sputhern prov inces of China. The organization is dis tinctly anti-foreign and anti-Manchu, and numbers of Canton troops are en rolled in its ranks. A report is current in Canton that the Triads are preparing for a night at tack on the Shameen, and that the first sign will be the absconding of native servants. The greatest apprehension prevails, although at present Canton is quiet. Many Triads have been arrested in Hong Kong during the last few months. A Chinaman was arrested on July 8 on a charge of being a member of the Triads. The evidence showed that he had held the rank in command in the organization in the two Kwangs, with headquarters at Sai Kung, a new ter ritory, where he had been active in en-, rolling members. His arrest, therefore, is of the greatest importance. The in signia found on his person include the highest degrees. An opium farmer has received a tel egram asserting that Li Hung Chang is unable to proceed to Pekin and will re turn to Canton, probably calling at Hong Kong on the way. A CHINESE SCHEME New York, July 27. A dispatch, to the Herald from Shanghai says: The proposal made by the Chinese government to the American consul, through Taoti Sheng that hostilities against the Chinese should cease upon condition that the foreign ministers were sent under escort to Tien Tsin, ap pears to be part of a deep laid plan to conceal the date of the massacre and the duplicity of the officials who, being in possession of the news suppressed it. The story will be that the ministers all left Pekin under a strong escort but were set upon by a mob of boxers. It will be announced that although the Chinese soldiers fought bravely they were overcome and all were massacred. In an interview which he has had with the American consul here, Li Hung Chang solemnly declared that the min isters in Pekin were all safe. He de nied the statement that Kang Yl had been appointed viceroy at Canton. The viceroy of Nanking, Liu Kun Yi, is himself ignorant whether the minis ters are alive or dead. Liu Kun Yi is determined to preserve order in his provinces, but if any rea sonable fear become current of the par tition of China being intended or of personal injury to the empress dowager being threatened the whole of central China will explode. The situation is, in deed, very precarious. The new expedition for Pekin is ex pected to leave Tien Tsin inside of a fortnight. ' Chinese troops have retreated from the native city of Tien Tsin and are concentrating at Yaung Tun, on the railway line to Pekin, with a view to opposing the advance of the allies. PRINCE CHING'S MEN DEFEATED. Berlin. July 27. A dispatch received today dated, Tien Tsin, Tuesday, July 24, says: "A messenger who left Pekin Sunday, July 15, brought today to the customs officer news that Prince Ching's sol diers had been fighting Prince Tung's troops and had been defeated. The for eigners were defending 5 themselves in the northern cathedral near the forbid den city. WU IS DELIGHTED. Washington, July 27. Minister Wu was quite elated this morning when in formed by an Associated Press repre sentative that it was reported that the surviving members of the diplomatic corps were being conducted to Tien Tsin by troops of Jung Lu, commander in chief of the Chinese forces. He said he would not be surprised to hear at any time of their arrival at Tien Tsin. Minister Wu said he had received no news from China in the past twenty four hours. He did not expect to visit the state department today unless he heard from his country. LONDON VIEW OP IT. London, July 27. Tfc- 4. lleged depart ure of the ministers from Pekin has led to a reassertion of the belief that the story is part of a deep laid plan by China to conceal the date of the mas sacre at Pekin, the suggestion being that Chinese officials will claim the ministers left Pekin under a strong es cort but were ambushed and massacred by boxers en route to Tien Tsin. How ever, although it is still believed a mas sacre has occurred of the foreign col ony at Pekin, the disposition is to think the ministers were somehow rescued from a tragic fate. "PEKIN ALIVE" Boston, July 27. The American board of commissioners for the foreign mis sions today received a cablegram fro:n Ktv. Henry B. Porter, a missionary of the board, dated Che Foo, July 23, con taining the words "Pekin alive." Rev. Mr. Porter, who was stationed at Pang Chuang, province of Shan Tung, north China, escaped to Che Foo aftr the boxer uprising. The cablegram contained only the two words "Pekin alive," no intimation be ing given as to the evidence on which the conviction which apparently pre vailed at Che Foo was based. PAO TING MISSIONARIES MUR DERED. London, July 27. In missionary cir cles at Shanghai, according to a dis patch received here today, it has been learned that all the missionaries at Pao Ting in the province of Pe Chi Li have been murdered. All of the people of the mission at Amoy, province of Fo Kien, are reported well. HOW IT STARTED. London, July 27. Telegrams have ar rived at St. Petersburg, by circuitous route, dated Pekin, June 15 and June 18, describing the origin of the trouble. They come from the director of the Russo Chinese bank in Pekin. He says in part: "The German legation on June 13 ar rested an anti-Christian brigand. This was the signal for an anti-Christian up rising, and at 6 o'clock In the evening the anti-Christians set fire to the Amer ican church and burned it to the ground. The Europeans then barricaded the lega tions and the rioters sacked and burned the houses in the European quarter." It further appears from these advices that by June 18. the legations were be sieged and the Chinese government had attempted to invoke the aid of M. De Giers (the Russian minister) and Mr. Conger, to prevent the advance of Rus sian troops to Pekin. CONSULS GIVEN FULL POWERS. Pari3, July 27. At the cabinet coun cil today the minister of foreign af fairs, M. Delcasse. stated that full pow ers had been given the French consuls in China to take such measures as should be necessitated by the situation to insure the protection or French sub jects. According as naval reinforcements arrive at Taku vessels will be dispatch ed to various ports where their presence may be deemed advisable. The consul at Hankow telegraphs to the foreign office that two military sta tions at Sze Chuen have been pillaged and the Lazarist establishments burn ed. The dispatch adds that the vice roys spontaneously took measures to re store order. Santa Fe Mortgages. Santa Fe. N. M., July 27. The Santa Fe Railroad company has filed additional mortgages in probate court here as in struments of further assurances to secure the payment of $96,590,500 of 100-year 4 per cent homis held by the Union Trust com pany of New York. The mortgages cover seventeen specified railroad corporations in Kansas. Missouri. Illinois. Texas. Ok lahoma. Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California. "W eather Indications. . Chicago, July 27. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Saturday; light southerly winds. WILL BEFIXED. The Democrats and Populists in Sixth District Agree. Both Candidates For Congress to Withdraw. NEW MAN TO BE CHOSEN May Be B. B. Turner of Jewell County. Agreement Reached at Confer ence at Fort Scott. The fusion muddle in the Sixth con gressional district will soon be adjusted and there will be but one candidate for congress opposed to the Republicans In that district. This was determined upon at Fort Scott. After complete and harmonious fusion in state matters had been ac complished a conference of Tully Scott, the Democratic candidate, and his friends and J. B. Dykes, Populist candi date and his friends was called. With them were the Democratic and Populist state leaders. Mr. Scott expressed his willingness to withdraw from the contest but insisted that if he did so Dr. Dykes, the Populist nominee, should do the same. The friends of Dr. Dykes demurred but insisted that they were anxious to have the difficulty which resulted in a schism in the fusion forces patched up. It was finally decided that the details of the arrangement should be left to the committees of the two parties and the result will be announced within two weeks. There is a disposition to find a new man to enter the race and by this means alleviate all the soreness that would ex ist if either Tully Scott or Dr. Dykes re mained upon the track. R. B. Turner of Mankato may be the compromise candidate. Mr. Turner told the Democratic state convention that he is a Democrat and he told the Populist convention that he is a Populist, Silver Republican and Democrat and the pro bability is that the reform forces will conclude that the fusion elements are so well blended in him that he will be just the man to make the race. .Webb McNall is using his influence in the interests of Turner and while both Turner and McNall refused to discuss the new fusion deal, both admitted that there are negotiations underway which will change the aspect of things in the Sixth district. Mr. McNall said he was satisfied that the candidate will be a new man. Tully Scott was seen by a State Jour nal reporter after the conference at Fort Scott. He said: "The trouble in the Sixth district will soon be a thing of the past." "What is the basis for the new order of things?" he was asked. "I can not tell," said he, "but it will be entirely satisfactory to all parties concerned." "Will you withdraw from the race?" T can not tell you now but you may say that there will be but one candidate for congress opposed to the Republi cans in the Sixth district at the end of two weeks. The reform forces will be united in this fight and we are going to win. With such an excellent ticket as has been named it would be deplor able that any local trouble should mar the glory of such perfect and harmonious fusion." Chairman Frank Forrest of the Sixth district Populist committee said that he was pleased with the result of the con ference but he refused 'to discuss the terms for the settlement of the trouble. "Will Dr. Dykes withdraw?" he was asked. "I can not say," replied Mr. Forrest, "but the trouble will be fixed up in an entirely satisfactory manner." OVEEMYEE MISQUOTED. Reply of the Topeka Democrat to W. F. Sapp. In a dispatch from Fort Scott David Overmyer was quoted as saying, in re sponse to W. F. Sapp: "I said so then and I say so now. We had no representation then and we have no representation now. We have not been recognized." What Mr. Overmyer did say was this": "I said so then and I say so now. Then we had nothing. Now we have represen tation." The reference was made to the con troversy with Mr. Sapp who opposed the adoption of the report of the conference committee giving the Populists associate justice. OFFICIAL, BUSINESS FIRST. Webb McNall Goes to Toledo Before Entering the Campaign. Webb McNall will be one of the prin cipal speakers in the fusion campaign and will be one of the first to be placed in the field. Before going into the cam paign Mr. McNall will go to Toledo to attend a meeting of the grand officers of the A. O. U. W. At the recent national meeting of this organization Mr. McNall was elected to one of the most important offices in the national body and business of Import ance takes him to the meeting called for in Toledo. ORB WAS IN DISFAVOR. Amusing Incident at the Fort Scott Convention. When the contest among the Demo crats for associate justice was going on this was prior to the conference com mittee's meetings Ed Sapp of Galena who sought the office was distressed by a report that Jim Orr was supporting Sydney Hayden of Holton. Sapp and Orr met in the hotel lobby. Orr was the first to speak: "Sapp," he said. "You have been tell ing that I am for Hayden." "N-o-o," said Sapp. "Yes you did say it," said Orr. "Don't try to fool me." Sapp then confessed that he had heard something to that effect. "Now let me say," said Orr, loud enough for a dozen men to hear. "If I hear any more of this kind of talk I will make a speech cn the floor of the con vention favoring you for the place. I guess that will fix you." Largest Wooden Boat. -West Bay City, Mich., July 27. The schooner Pretoria, the largest wooden boat ever built, was launched at David son's ship yard yesterday afternoon. The Pretoria will carry 5.000 gross tons of lKin ore, or 175,000 bushels of wheat. AFTER RATHBONE. General Wood Takes Steps to Bring Him to Trial. Washington, July 27. "The secretary of war does not issue orders to courts," re plied Secretary Root to the direct question as to whether or not he bad given orders for the arrest of E. G. Rathbone, late director of posts in Cuba. He also added that .General Wood did not Issue orders to the courts of Cuba. He then explained that the Bristow report had been for warded to General Wood by mail, but as this could not reach him soon enough, the main features of the report had been already placed in his possession, and. were also in possession of the proper authori ties in Cuba. He said the proceeding on the part of General Wood would be the same as directions by the attorney gen eral to a district attorney to proceed with the prosecution of persons charged with offenses against the government. The Bristow report would be made the basis of the prosecution against the persons who were charged with offenses against the postal laws. It was learned later that General Wood and Acting Director Fosnes of the Cuban postal service had taken the Initial steps already toward bringing the case of ex Director General Rathbone te the atten tion of the judicial authorities of Cuba. Secretary Root's attention was called to alleged charges against Major Black of the engineer department at Havana, It had been published that these charges were made by General Wood. Secretary Root said there was no foundation for the statement, but on the contrary Gen eral Wood had spoken highly of the en gineer department in Havana. The ex penditures by the engineer department, as well as all others in Cuba, were being in vestigated, but nothing that would call for any criticism had been found. SOCIALISTS IN JAIL Candidate For Vice President Arrested by Police. Pittsburg, Pa., July 27. Val Remmel, socialist labor candidate for the vice presidency; Paul Dinger, of Cleveland, congressional candidate of the same party in the Twenty-first Ohio district, and William G. Cowan, candidate for the Pennsylvania legislature in the Fifth district, spent a brief time in the South Thirteenth police station last night for disregarding the police regu lations. It is required that prior notice of street meetings shall be given to the police and a permit secured for the same. The socialists have frequently refused to obey the order, and last night Inspector Bradley with a detail of police swooped down on a meeting, ar rested the orators and dispersed the crowd. Remmel, Dinger and Cowan were locked up on charges of violating a city ordinance and later were re leased on forfeits of $15 for a hearing today. SENATOR 1IESSIN PROTESTS Objects to Certificate of Nomination Being Given to McKnight. John E. Hessin of Manhattan has filed with the secretary of state a protest against the issuance of a certificate of nomination to G. W. McKnight as the nominee for senator n the district com posed of Geary, Riley and Wabaunsee counties. Mr. Hessin asks that the cer tificate be Issued to him, claiming that McKnight has not been regularly nom- Mr. Hessin, in his petition, sustains the report from Junction City that the Mc Knight forces refused a hearing to a con tested delegation from Wabaunsee county, because they were Hessin's friends and seats in the convention given to the con testees would have resulted in the nom ination of Hessin. This convention resulted in a split, Hes sin and McKnight both having been nom inated. This is the first contest filed this year. The secretary of state, attorney general and state auditor, the election board, will hear the contest after Mr. Hessin returns from a two weeks' trip to the mountains. GALLON PROMOTED. Is Made Auditor of the Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City By. Mr. George B. Gallon, special travel ing accountant on the Santa Fe proper, has been appointed auditor of the Gulf. Beaumont & Kansas City railway. He will take charge of the accounts of that line on August 1, and his headquarters will be at Beaumont, Texas. The Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City is the short Texas road which was pur chased this week by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe. It runs from Beaumont to Kirbyvllle and Rogan, and an extension is to be built at once to connect it with the Gulf line of the Santa Fe system. It will be at least a year before it loses its identity and becomes a part of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, and during its in dependent existence Mr.Gallon will con tinue to hold the position of auditor. His supervision will extend over the ac counts of the Beaumont Wharf and Ter minal company. Mr. Gallon has been special traveling accountant on the Santa Fe proper for the past three years. Prior to that time he was in charge of the collateral pro perties work in the Santa Fe accounting office in this city. His connection with the Santa Fe extends over a period of several years. Mr. Gallon is a thorough accountant, and the appointment is a direct recogni tion of his ability. Mr. J. R. Ferris, who succeeded Mr. Gallon in the accounting office here will succeed him as special traveling ac countant. REDUCED INCOME. Causes for Reduction In County Receipts. The report of the county commission ers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900, shows a large difference between the receipts for that year and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1899. For 1899 the receipts were 1163,051.16 and for 1930 $108,491.44, a difference of $56,559.72. Part of the difference is caused by the fact that in 1S99 refunding bonds to the amount of $50,000 were issued and the money used in paying warrants stamp ed "unpaid for want of funds." The Journal was informed yesterday by a county official that the difference was due to a reduction in the assessed val uations of county property. Died at His Post. Lexington, Ky., July 27. James R. Clark, a postal clerk of Louisville, was found dead on a mail car on the Chesa peake and Ohio train this morning. It is supposed he died from heart disease. He was a nephew of the late United States Senator James Beck. ONLY KILLED ONEWOMAN. New Orleans Mobs Are Becom ing Less Active. City Authorities Hare Restored a Semblance of Order. MAJJY ARRESTS 3IADE. Suspicious Characters Gathered In by the Police. Hundreds of Negroes Hare Fled From the City. New Orleans, La., July 72. The situ ation here this morning is much quieter, and it is now believed that except for some Isolated disorders the authorities have the lawless forces well in hand. The night passed with comparative ab sence from violence except for the atrocious murder of Hannah Maybry, an old negress, at her home at 1929 Rousseau street. A mob went to her house this morning at 1 o'clock, osten sibly to catch a couple of desperate negroes who were said to reside there. In the house were Hannah, her C2 year old husband, a son and an infant child. The mob broke into the house and shot the woman, who died on her way to the hospital. Her son claims that he recognized two of the murderers, ami gave their names to the police. There were disturbances reported this morning from various parts of the city. The special police have gathered in a large number of characters on the streets who were unable to give a sat isfactory account of themselves, and it ls thought that the effect of these ar rests will be to gradually restore order. The city has been full of rumors of the capture of Charles, the desperado who slew Lamb and Day and wounded Mora, but he has not yet been appre hended. Mayor Capdeville remained in his of fice throughout the night, and said at daybreak that the situation had very much improved. Several hundred negroes have left the city. HANNA DROPS IN. National Chairman Makes Ilia Appearance at Headquarters. New York, July 27. Senator Marcus A. Hanna, chairman of the Republican na tional committee, reached the national headquarters shortly after 10 o'clock to day. He was accompanied by Cornelius N, Bliss, treasurer of the committee. Mr. Hanna said he was much pleased with the situation, but at present had little to say for publication. After he is settled he might be able to make some state ment. Mr. Hanna went into conference im mediately with Cornelius N.Bliss, Joseph Manley and Frederick S. Gibbs. JURY IS CHARGED. Argument Begins in the Case of Alexander Jester. St. Louis, Mo., July 27. A special to the Post-Dispatch from New London, Mo., Bays that the court in the trial of Alexander Jester, charged' with the murder of Gilbert W. Gates, today charged the jury. The Jury was in structed that its members are the sole judges of the evidence and credibility of the witnesses; and that where a per son charged with crime breaks Jail and intentionally escapes from the officers to avoid trial.such escape in the absence of qualifying circumstances raises a presumption of guilt. The defense had admitted that Jester broke out of the Mexico Jail. The court further instructed the Jury that unless they believe and find from the evidence in the case that Gilbert W. Gates ls dead and that he came to his death through the criminal agency of some person and that that person is the defendant, and that the defendant mur dered Gilbert W. Gates in the manner and by the means charged in some count of the indictment, the Jury should acquit the defendant. J. H. Rodes of Sedalia opened the argument in the case for the state. He was followed by Joseph S. Mclntire of Mexico for the defense. The next speak er for the state will be Attorney J. W. Hays of New London. He is to be fol lowed by ex-Governor Charles P. John son of St. Louis for the state, and J. O. Allison of New London for the defense. J. J. Rodes, prosecuting attorney of Monroe county, where the alleged crime was committed, will follow Allison and then P. H. Cullen of Mexico, chief coun sel for Jester, will close for the de fense. W. S. Forrest of Chicago will close the argument for the state next Tuesday afternoon. GOVERNOR TO COME HOME. Returns From Colorado to Begin Speaking Tour. Governor Stanley will return to To peka tomorrow morning from his vaca tion trip in Colorado. The governor will be here Monday, too, but there after starts out on a speaking tour. The governor speaks at Kurlingama next Tuesday; then goes to Dodge City for a Woodmen's convention and v turns to Hutchinson the following day to address a reunion of Reno county's old settlers. FRANCE CONCILIATORY. Several Retired Generals Will be Re instated to Ranks. New York, July 27. A special to the Times from Paris says: It is highly probable that several generals who were put on the retired list bv ofrmer Minister of War DeGallifet after the Dreyfus trial will shortly be reinstated in the army. Generals DeNegrier and Zurlinden will both probably receive command of army corps. This further proof of the government's conciliatory policy would be favorably, received by public opinion.