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16 PAGES. A At t PART 1. Pages J to 8. PART I. Pages I to 8. J IP THREE CENTS. LAST EDITION. SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, AUGUST 4, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. rf I i, 1 s BATTLESUNDAY. Allies Will Meet General Mai's Chinese Army. Ten Thousand Yellow Soldiers at Tang Tsung. AMERICANS IN LEAD. Are With the Advance Column in the March. Text of Dispatch From Minister L'onger. FOOD GROWS SCARCE. Cessation of Attadks on Foreign ers by Imperial Decree. Great Fear of Chinese Treach ery is Expressed. London, Aug. 4. Nothing direct from the allies operating beyond Tien Tsin is to hand, but a news agency dispatch from Shanghai today says a battle is ex pected Sunday w ith General Mai's 10,000 Chinese at Yang Tsung. The Russian and French contingents, according to this dispatch are guarding the commun ications of Americans, British and Jap anese who formed the advancing col umn. A dispatch dated at Tien Tsin Friday, July 27, says another dispatch from Pekin, July 21, has been received, duplicating in part one sent by a differ ent route, but adding the military infor mation that the British, American, Rus sian and German legations July 21. had provisions barely sufficient for fourteen days, and that ammuni tion was short. The ministers had again rejected the proposal of the Chi nese government that they leave Pekin under escort of Chinese troops. Another courier from the japan lega tion brings a dispatch dated July 2:1. saying that but five days' provisions were left and twenty-five rounds for each man. The liritish consul, Mr. Frazer, and the foreign community are leaving Chung King, province of Sze Chuen, in consequence of an official warning from Shanghai. There is no trouble In Chung King now or in any part of Sze Chun, but disturbances are expected when the al lies reach Pekin. MESSAGE FROM CONGER. New York, Aug. 4. A message from Minister Conger, dated July 25, has ar rived at Che Foo, says a dispatch to the Herald. . 1'nited States Minister Conger Fays that they have provisions and can hold out for six days." Food is growing scarce. It is reported that the cessation of the attacks on the foreigners was by order of an imperial decree. All the Pekin and Sung Chow Ameri cans also the Walkers, Chapins. Smiths, Wycofrs. Hobart. Terry and Alaikay are Fafe in Pekin. All the mission property has been destroyed. T'nder date of July 20. D. E. Robert Coleman. Jr., writes: "I'rder a hag of truce a message was brought yesterday from Chen Yung La asking if Sir Claude MacDonald was willing to conclude a truce. He replied that he was willing, provided the Chi nese came no closer. "Shell, tiring has ceased. We hope this means relief. Having defeated the Chi nese, we are fearing treachery. All are exhausted with constant watching.fight Ing. building barricades and digging trenches nig-ht and day. "The greatest credit is due to H. G. S. Squires, first secretary of the t'nited States legation whose military experi ence and energy are invaluable. Our present danger is treachery." There is every indication that the Chi nese government is awakening to the gravity of the situation. It is endeavor ing to throw the responsibility for th outrages in Pekin and elsewhere on the mob. Through diplomacy :t is seeking to foment international jealousies to pie Vent the advance of troops on Pekin to escape lawful punishment and to patch up a peace. The foreigners here feel that the Chinese government is responsible for the chaos and they are indignant at the reception given to Li Hung Chang a' Shanghai. ' It is the conviction of everv one that no half way measures should be used Tnere ,s nothing to prevent a march on" .. aim me overthrow of the present government. It is commonly asserted ! o. i s is not done tne sie trouble OFFICIAL REPORT RUSSIAN BATTLE. St. Petersburg. Aug. 4 Gen. Grodekoff w?r office: ""winS dispatch to the fromhSibnlrOV?k'- Auer' 3--To columns from Blagovestichensk crossed over the Bw.VnW f'A- m- Ullde Colonels Chinese ttnd S',h"ikinoff, attacked the Sakhalin, one gun and a quantity of Mauser cartridges. Tne steamer Selfnga Tmi,Tly v5TOm rifl Are Tne lamsseisk detachment under Colonel Pfc.tenhauer bombarded Aigun with 1 mortars and the Chinese repfied One officer and rive men were killed and P, men were wounded. Four armored steamers are patrolling the Amur A telegram received here todav from Engineer Offenberg. dated Kawg K m eig, Gazimur, jn the Transbaikal province Wednesday. August " sav In the retreat to the frontier the f"1? rkme and guards were sir prised and bombarded bv Chinese in Shingan pass. Three guards and one workman were killed and 20 workm, n fled to the mountains, none of whom have returned." m FOOD SUPPLIED MINISTERS Washington. Aug. 4. The state ' de Efwin" mo"Sr issued the fol Minister Wu handed to the acting secretary of state a copy of a telegram from the taotai of Shanghai dated Aug 2, and received by Air. Wu. on lhe even' .Y'snih I- nfl the message of Yuan Shih Kai. governor or Shan Tung to Mr. Fowler, consul at a. Poo telegram of July 30 from the Tsun LI Tamen, but it is to be noted that it con tains a passage omitted from Governor Juan a message, namely the announce t T. """"""'Hie tne same A- "Vveaiea everv ft,' years. 1 wo Indian regiments, one British fiVId battery and General Gazlee have ai rlv- ti1,-n'f"'ther May in advancing on Pekin will be criminal. tlopeka state 3ournaI. INDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER. SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th, 1900. Weather predictions for the next 24 hours: Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight; Sunday showers; warm weather; south erly winds. IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES. Paok. 1 Today's London Cable Letter. Fusion Conference Lasts All Night. Gen. Dewet Beported Killed in Africa. Allies to Meet Gen. Mai's Forces Sunday Americans Fail in Filipino Trap. 2 Sporting News. Kansas News. 3 Railroad News. Summary of the Weak. 4 Church Announcements. King of Italy Issues Proclamation. Bryan's Speech Makes Imperialism Paramount. Beard in Hotel Corridors. 6 Jerry Simpson "Jollies" Burton. Social and Personal. German Agreement Made Public. 6 Kansas Exposition Committee to Meet. Big Crowd at Marshall's Band Concert. North Topeka News. 7 Wants and Miscellaneous Ads. 8 Snap Shots at Home News. 9 Practical Joker at Fort Scott. Topeka Society News. Enrolling Full Bloods. 10 The Government System of China. The Beautiful Mrs. West. 11 Theatrical News. A New Siegfried Will Tour America. 12 Editorial. Stories of The Town. 13 Timely Hints For Women. Smart Styles in Parasols. Aunt Trudy's Letter. 14 Fashion Letter From Paris. Frocks For Summer Afternoons. Summer Flower Fetes. Receipts and Menus. 15 Humorous Page, illustrated. 16 Short Story, "Last of the White Wine." Humor of the Day. ment that as fighting is going on in Tien Tsin it is inexpedient to send cipher telegrams to the foreign minis ters in Pekin. In this particular the persent telegram agrees with Consul General Goodnow's report received yes terday that Earl Li Hung Chang had told the French consul at Shanghai on the 3rd that, no messages would be de livered to the ministers because the for eigners were advancing on Pekin. The Tsung Li Yamen's cablegram of July 30 is as follows: "Foreign ministers in Pekin are all safe and well. Recently vegetables, fruits and provisions have been repeat edly supplied to them. Relations most friendly. At present consultations are going on for the protection of various ministers going to Tien Tsin for tem porary shelter which will soon be con cluded satisfactorily. But as fighting is going on in Tien Tsin it is inexpedient that cipher telegrams should be sent. Different consuls have been notified so that they may inform their respective governments. Please inform the for eign office. Besides wiring to others ministers I transmit the above to you. "YU LIEN YUEN." RUSSIAN BULLETIN. St. Petersburg, Aug. 4. A dispatch from Shanghai, dated Thursday, Aug. 2, received today, says that after Li Hung Chang left Canton, the imperial trorps joined the boxers. The dispatch adds that the provincial troops along the Yang Tse river remains quiet, owing to the promise of the vice roy of Nankin to the foreign consuls. "Boxers," it is further stated In this dispatch, "are murdering missionaries in south China, but are not disturbing treaty ports. Troops are being secretly brought to treaty ports." Batteries of the Yang Tse river, the dispatch says, are being repaired and new ones are being erected at Wu Sung. Despite the declaration of the viceroy that the work would be stopped, five guns have been mounted. The dispatch accuses the British of a secret understanding with the vice roy in accounting for the indifference of the British fleet to the strengthening of the Chinese forces at Wu Sung. UNEASINESS AT WASHINGTON. Washington, Aug. 4. Taken in con nection with what has preceded them, today's cablegrams from China place the Chinese government in the unique position of denying liability for what the Chinese troops have done at Pekin, while assuming responsibility for what they are now doinr in the neighbor hood of Tien Tsin. That points ought to be made diplomatically is regarded here as of the utmost importance in the Chinese settlement. The Tsung Li Yamen's polite intima tion that it is inexpedient to allow communication between our govern ment and its minister because fighting is going on near Tien Tsin, leaves little doubt as to who is responsible for the resistance being offered to the progress of the international forces. The em peror himself by edict, already has in dicated that, while reparation, might be afforded the powers for injuries sus tained by their citizens before the at tack on the Taku forts, the Chinese government will not assume responsi bility for what has happened or will happen as a result of the military oper ations following that event. Of course this notice from the Tsung Li Y'amen can be construed as an answer to Sec retary Hay's demand upon Li Hung Chang that free communication be opened with the ministers at Pekin and their own governments and in -consequence the negotiations which were about to be instituted had that request been complied with, may be regarded as indefinitely postponed. Meanwhile the Chinese ministers in Europe and Mr. Wu in the United States are still making a last combined effort to make plain to the imperial government the fatuity in the course now being followed by the Tsung Li Yamen, respecting the continued isola tion of the foreign ministers, and it may be that their representations will meet with a favorable response, if not now, then certainly after the first deci sive victory achieved by the interna. tional column. Strict censorship, strongly reinforced by. immense difficulties in the way of speedy communication between Tien (Continued on Sixth Paee.) AGAINSTJOWNE. Kansas Populist Committee For Adlai Stevenson. J. Wr. Breidenthal Will Help Get Town Out of Way. fusionists confer. Democrats More Headquarters to Kansas City. Populists Spend the Night Mak ing Speeches. Mrs. Annie L. Diggs Regrets Political Notoriety. The Populist state central committee has instructed John W. Breidenthal to use his influence to have the name of Charles A. Towne taken from the na tional ticket as a candidate for vice president, the name of Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic nominee, to be substi tuted. This action was taken by the state committee when the matter was pre sented to the meeting by Mr. Breiden thal. The fusion nominee for governor Is the national committeeman for Kansas and as such official was notified by wire last night of the special meeting of the Populist national committee at Chi cago August 9, next Thursday. The notice came from Vice Chairman Edmiston of the national committee and was read to the meeting by Mr. Breid enthal. Immediately the state committee in structed him to go to Chicago and work to get Towne out of the way. The Democratic state central commit tee late Friday afternoon, in a meeting held at the Hotel Throop voted to es tablish the state headquarters at Kan sas City, for the present campaign, dis cussed routine and unimportant matters until the supper hour, then adjourned. The members of the committee then took the Santa Fe fast mail for Kansas City where this morning a meeting will be held to accept the headquarters rooms and campaign donation to be made by Wyandotte county Democrats for the honor of securing the headquar ters. The Populist committee w-orked near ly all night at the favorite pastime of its members, making speeches. Nothing was done towards disposing of the busi ness pending before the committee and at an early hour this morning the com mittee adjourned, meeting again at 8 o'clock to attend to business matters. The Populists believe that the Demo crats did not mean the talk in which they were indulging about taking the headquarters to Kansas City and were much surprised when the committee acted so promptly, the action being taken in a thirty minute session with but one dissenting vote, Frank Thomas of Topeka voting for the capital city. It was then suggested that the Popu list headquarters be taken also to Kan sas City and this proposition received considerable discussion but no action was taken. There was a general discussion of campaign plans by the Populist com mittee last night, the work being done in a sort of a relay system. Some of the committeemen . would meet with the others in the hotel par lors; talk a while and then retire, those who might be sitting in the office or hall, enjoying a smoke, taking the vacant places in the committee meeting. In this manner the work was kept go ing until almost breakfast time. The continued discussion of the plan to enlist the women In the campaign with some criticisms attached to the discussions, caused the following signed statement to be made by Mrs. Annie L. Diggs: "if the opposition to Bryan and Breid enthal have nothing weightier to exploit than their funny attempt to create dis cord and division between Kansas Dem ocrats and Populists by charging me with sinister designs upon the Demo cratic party on the line of 'woman suffrage' then our path to certain vic tory is left practically unobstructed. "Fundamental and inevitable as wo man suffrage must be in a purely Dem oratic government, I would be a shallow student of events and an inefficient helper in the ranks did I not know bet ter than to attempt to hamper the po litical situation by any futile attempt to intrude the question of woman's en franchisement. The opposition press is simply furnishing a little amusing by play. The strong and able men of prominence among Kansas Democrats are quite too earnest in their determina tion to present a solid front against im minent imperialism to be diverted by the very apparent attempts to provoke irritation. It must first be determined whether or not we are to have a re public before the allied parties of pa triotism and reform can risk disruption by forced espousal of any save the present all-absorbing Issues of imperial ism and life destroying trusts." The plan to establish the state head quarters of the Democratic campaign commute at Kansas City is for the pur pose of capturing, If possible, the large floating vote in that section of the state. In Wyandotte county alone there is a large number of votes which fluctuate in each campaign and It is the hope of the Democrats to capture it. Incidentally, too, the plan is to help Mason Peters win his campaign against J. D. Bowersock for congress man in the Second district. The vote of Wyandotte county is depended upon to do this and for this reason a spe cial effort will be made to control it. The Populists and Democarta deny, for publication, the statement that they separated the work of the committees owing to the controversy concerning the plan to enlist the women. Private ly some of the Democrats state that it is a foolish move to go to Kansas City, but they did not take kindly to the in fluence which the women seemed to be wielding through Mrs. Diggs. David Overmyer says: "It Is unwise to take the state headquarters of the Democrats away from Topeka. Jerry Simpson said: "These older men act like boys in this matter and the younger fellows act like the old men. WThat's the use of going off down there when Topeka is the most central and most available point?" "This is to be a newspaper cam paign," said Taylor Riddle, "and there will be no local help in Kansas City." Among those attending the confer ence were: John W. Breidenthal of To peka, Judge David Martin of Atchison, ex-Congressman J. D. Botkin of Win fleld, A. M. Harvey of Topeka, George P. Locke of W'ichita, Vernon J. Rose of Newton, Joseph B. Fugate of New ton, Mason S. Peters of Kansas City, Kan., John F. Roe of Chanute, Hugh P. Farrelly of Chanute, Tljomas H. Gris ham of Cottonwood Falls, Charles Sawyer of Norton, L- D. Eppinger of Norton, Frank S. Thomas of Topeka, David Overmyer of Topeka, W. H. L. Pepperell of Concordia, Thomas W. Morgan of piureka, W. L. Strother of Abilene, T. E. Leftwich of Larned, E. E. Murphy of Leavenworth, W. W. Let son of Horton, Colonel Jamea Beck of Galena, Manford Schoonover of Gar nett, Bert Ligan of Oskaloosa, S. A. F. Gallop of Linn county. Congressman E. R. Ridgely of Pittsburg, J. Mack Love of Arkansas City, W. E. Bush of Fort Scott. Grant Harrington of Hiawatha, Taylor Riddle of Marion, Chief Justice Frank Doster of Topeka, W. L. Brown of Kingman, Albert Griffin of Topeka, I. P. Campbell of Wichita. Paul Russell of Paola, General W. H. Sears of Law rence, E. - J. Westgate of Garden City, Van B. Prather of Wyandotte James Butler .of Topeka, Frank W. Elliott of Troy, Conway Marshall of Garnett. H. N. Gaines of Salina, A. P. Elder of Ot tawa, C. B. Hoffman of Enterprise, Annie L. Diggs of Topeka, Judge C. E. Foote of Topeka, H. R.. Honey of Nor ton, John B. Dykes of. Lebanon. Jerry Simpson of Medicine Lodge, Junius W. Jenkins of Wyandotte. John P. Curran of Parsons, W. J. Babb of .Wichita. "Chief Justice Doster tendered the use of his rooms to the Populist state committe," said Frank Peitret yester day, "for the conference, but the com mittee decided to remain at the hotel." WILL CHANGE HIS NAME Assassin Bresci's Brother's De termination to Do so Causes a Duel. Milan, Aug. 4. Lieutenant Brescl, brother of King Humbert's assassin, has informed the colonel of his regi ment of his intention to leave the army and change his name. He will be pro vided with an appointment in the civil administration. A duel with sabres has been fought between Captain Tani and Captain Bac ciall on the subject of Lieutenant Bresci's course. Captain Tani had ex pressed sympathy with the lieutenant, whereupon Captain Bacciali declared that he could no longer offer his hand to Lieutenant Bresci. Bacciali was wounded in the head during the sixth onslaught. REACH COPPER MINES. Railroads' Project to Connect With Santa Fe in Arizona. Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 4. Several new railroads are projected or in course of construction in this territory. One of the most important projects under con sideration is the extension of the Ari zona Copper company's line, running 72 miles from Clifton to Lordsburg. N. M., to Deming and perhaps to El Paso. An announcement has been made that the construction of a railway from Seligman to Hillside, the seat of mines in northern Arizona, is assured, and that the road may be continued to San Diego, Cal. It is rumored in railway circles here that a new railway is to reach the grand canyon of the Colorado by the extension of the Rio Grande into Utah, thence to Williams, Ariz., and the Grand Canyon. The road would join the Santa Fe at Williams. J. H. Emmert, assistant of the presi dent of the Santa Fe.Prescott & Phoenix Railway company, states that a party of surveyors is in the field to survey an extension of the Prescott & East ern from Mayer to the Crown King mines in the Bradshaw mountains, a distance of about forty miles. CONSUL STOWE'S TRAIN Report That It Was Derailed and Burned hy Boers. Bloemfontein, Aug. 4. A train on board of which was UnitedStates Consul Stowe and over which was flying the stars and stripes, has been derailed and burned at Honingspruit, southeast of Kroonstad, by a flying patrol of Boers. No prisoners were taken. MAKING BAD MONEY. Secret Service Shows Missouri Coun terfeiters Most Active. "Washington, Aug. 4. The thirty-fifth annual report of the secret service divis ion, submitted to Secretary Gage by Chief Wilkie shows 654 arrests during the year, with 218 convictions, 253 pris oners awaiting action of the courts and four fugitives from Justice. Missouri had the largest number of cases, 78. Pennsylvania was second with 63. New York third with 52, Indiana with 51 and Texas with 40. Of the persons arrested 453 wer born in the United States, 30 in Italy, 20 in Germany, 13 in Ireland.while the remaining represented all parts of Europe and Asia, The counterfeit money captured and secured by the division amounted to $55,000, of which $33,000 was in notes and $22,000 in coin. The captured plates for the printing of counterfeit notes num bered 209, while 26 - steel dies and 309 pairs of molds for the manufacture of counterfeit gold and silver coin were secured. Ten new counterfeit notes made their appearance during the year, though only five of them were deceptive enough to be considered dangerous, and the makers of all but one of these notes were arrested. Cuba and Porto Rico, which were vis ited by agents of tMe service, were found to be comparatively free from counter feits. SALSON HAS A "PULL." Assailant of Shah Seems to Stand in With Paris Authorities. Paris, Aug. 4. The Echo de Paris says that Salson, the assailant of the shah. . although condemned to eight months imprisonment last year, never went to prison. The police knew his address, and he never hid himself. The paper says: "To what powerful protection did this anarchist owe such a favor?" Weather Indications. Chicago; Aug. 4. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight; Sunday showers; warm weather; southerly winds. DEWETKILLED, Report That Boer General Is Slain by a Shell Battle With Ian Hamilton's Column at Magoli. WOUNDED 41 BRITISH. Lord Lennox and 40 Men Cap tured in a Train. Were Released at Request of American Consul. London, Aug. 4. Lojd Roberts ttle graphs to the war office that General Hunter reports that 3,348 men have sur rendered to him altogether. General Hunter also secured 3,056 horses and three guns. Lord Roberts adds that General Ian Hamilton con tinuing his movement toward Rusten berg, engaged the Boers near theMagali. Lieutenant Colonel Rhodes and Major G. A. Williams were among the 41 Brit ish wounded. The Boers left two dead and several badly wounded. Thursday night a train was derailed and attacked 20 miles south of Kroonstad, four men being killed and three wounded. Lord Algernon Lennox and forty men were made prisoners.but are released at the request of the American consul general, who was in the train. "A Boer force attacked by General Knox near the railway north of Kroon stad Wednesday, August 1, and left five wagons and a lot of cattle. . A dispatch from Pretoria, dated Au gust 4, to a news agency here says: "It is reported that General Christian Dewet is dead from a shell wound. The report has not been confirmed." Fouriersberg, Aug. 4. There are 2,500 Boer prisoners at General Hunter's camp and 1,500 prisoners and nine guns at General Ian Hamilton's camp. There were about 5,000 in the Caleden Valley originally, but some refused to acquiesce in Gen. Prinsloo's surrender and slipped away in the night. These have now sent in, asking for terms of surrender. It will take some days to ascertain the exact number. The Boers who excuse themselves for not fighting say they are in a hopeless position. The ravines wrere choked with wagons,which were placed in the most dangerous spots of the roads, which were blocked for twenty miles. . SAD DAYS. FOR BOERS. New York, Aug. 4. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: War news from South Africa re mains indecisive, with the general trend in the direction of a speedy close of hos tilities. The muster of General Hunter's prisoners is still incomplete, but it will approach four thousand, without doubt. Lord Kitchener is in charge of the operations against General Dewet's commando, and the Boer diversion at Frederickstad has been easily checked. The seriousness of the investment of General Baden-Powell at Rustenburg is shown by the rapid march of General Hamilton's column for his relief, al though Lord Methuen had previously been reported as having undertaken the same mission. The story of the war is now so badly told in press dispatches that its politi cal sequel excites more interest than the campaign itself. There were two of these episodes in parliament yesterday. One was the spirited reply by the Marquis of Lansdowne to Lord Rose bery's charge that Lord Wolseley had not stood up as an expert to declare that he approved of the plans of the war office, and the other was the reference by Mr. Chamberlain to letters from two members of parliament found among the secret correspondence captured at Bloemfontein. There have been many rumors about this correspondence, and it was expected that there would be a lively scene when Mr. Chamberlain re ferred to it, but the opposition bench was deserted and the Liberals could not be entrapped into any discussion of the matter. W ALES' ASSAILANT. Belgium Explains Why He Was Not Punished. Brussels, Aug. 4. In reply to the note of the British government expressing surprise that the proceedings against Sipido, tne assailant of the Prince of TV'ales, should have had such an utterly inadequate ending, the Belgian government says that, as a strict observer of the laws, it was unable to violate them, however strnog its desire to proceed rigorously against the culprit. According to Belgian law the reply points out Sipido, like any other young man placed at the disposal of the gov ernment and having a legal domicile in Belgium, had three days to appeal to the court of cassation. Living with his parents, he had legal domicile; and, therefore, he could not be arrested for, three days. He profited by the delay to take flight. The Belgian government says it re grets the incident, but can not be held responsible for it. NOBLEMAN MURDERS German Baron Kills an Employe on His Estate. Berlin, Aug. 4. Baron Muench, former ly a member of the reiehstag, has been arrested charged with having murdered an employe on his estate at Muegringen. The prisoner is insane. John Trowbridge Deal New York, Aug. 4. John W. Trow bridge, a widely known newspaper il lustrator, formerly Tihief of the art de oartment of the Anaconda Standard, died yesterday at his home in Engle wood, N. J., of cancer of the liver. Severe Storm in Great Britain. London, Aug. 4 3:20 A. .M. A severe gale is raging throughout the united kingdom. Channel traffic is suspended, causing much inconvenience to thous ands of excursionists who wished. to take advantage of the August bank holiday. Rain and wind have done much damage in the provinces. Several small vessels have gone ashore and many others have been obliged to seek refuge in the har bors. ...... POLITICIAN ARRESTED. Prominent Chicago Republican Charged With Warehouse Frauds. Chicago, Aug. 4. The grand Jury to day devoted a true bill against Lloyd J. Smith,' former manager of the Chicago Elevator company and member of the Chicago board of trade, charging him with fraudulent practices in the man agement of the elevators. Six true bills were voted on the specific charge that Smith, while manager of the Chicago Elevator company allowed about 800,000 bushels of grain to be ship ped from the elevators of that company without the proper cancellation of the warehouse receipts,which were hypothe cated. Smith was charged in May of this year of having speculated with the funds of the company for a period of more than two years and of having borrowed funds from a prominent broker on the uncalled warehouse receipts. The net deficit shown on the books of the company was $248,000. The charges against Smith were investigated by a commission appointed by Governor Tanner, which included John J. Mitchell and which has not yet made its report, and by a committee from the board of trade, .which found against Smith. Smith is one of the most prominent members of the Republican state orga nization, besides being of the Lincoln park board. He is a candidate for drain age trustee. FILIPINO TRAP. American Detachment Captured in the Philippines. Washington, Aug. 4. The most serious check which the American troops have met in the Philippines during the past two months is recorded in a dispatch re ceived this morning from General Mac Arthur. It is assumed that the little American command which suffered so se verely was completely trapped, and was obliged to surrender or be exterminated. The message is as follows: Manila, Aug. 4. Adjutant general, Washington: First Lieut. Alstaetter, the corps of engineers U. S. A., with ecort 15 men attacked August 1, road between San Miguel de Mayuma (Luzon and San Istdro) Luzon, by armed band insurgents reported 360 strong. Entire party killed, wounded or captured. Killed: Troop H, Fourth cavalry, Rich ard Dichler. I Wounded: Charles M. Newman, wound ed In arm, serious; Walter Threwer, wounded in arm. serious: company A. bat talion of engineers, U. S. A., Edward Long, wounded in abdomen, serious. Captured: Lieut. Alstetter, company A, battalion of engineers: Henry T. Cren shaw, troop H, Fourth cavalry. Artnu Bates, Charles J. J? ucnsinger, isawara j. Cromer. eGorge Knaub, William J. Ger rity, John Coughiin, Robert F. Taylor, Joseph T. Mealey. Wounded sent San Isidro with note from Lacuna Marimo annuncing prisoners would be well treated. MAC ARTHUR. BAYONET WILL MOVE. If Advocate Deal Falls Through to Be Published Here. The indications this afternoon are that the deal for the purchase of the Topeka Advocate from T. W. Harrison will fall through. No money has yet been paid and there is not much prospect for the consummation of the deal. One of the interested parties this af ternoon said: "The deal is practically off, because Mr. Harrison, since our first understand ing, has raised the price about $1,000. We will not buy the paper at this advance." The Bayonet will be moved from Wichita next week so the state Populist committee will have an organ, even if the Advocate, deal fails, although the or iginal intention was to consolidate the two papers. The proposition of R. M. Ruggles and E. B. Stotts to start a paper was re ferred by the Populist committee to the sub-committee on printing and literature without action. MAIL FOR CHINA. War Department Tells How Letters Must Be Addressed. Washington, Aug. 4. The war depart ment desires it to be known that mail intended for the United States soldiers in China should be addressed with the full name of the soldier.his company and regiment with the words "China, via San Francisco." In the case of staff of ficers or civilians of the army, the same means "China via San . Francisco" should be employed. All the regular China mail routes in that section having been suspended, the government has been obliged to devise a service of its own, using the army transports as far as possible. A postal agent stationed at Nagasaki will make the first distribu tion of these mails and another agent at Taku, will care for the details. These agents have started for China and will be in position to handle any mails writ ten after this date. AFTER THE BRIGHTON CUP. Ethelbert, Sidney Lucas and Imp to Race for It New Tork, Aug. 4. The Brighton cup over the distance of two miles and a quarter will be the feature of the racing at Brighton Beach today. Six of the best horses in training are announced as probable starters, and as the condi tions are all favorable, a stirring strug gle is assured. The field includes Ethel bert, winner of the Metropolitan handi cap; Imp, Prince of Melbourne, Sydney Lucas, Prince McClurg and Herbert. The last named will probably be scratched, leaving five to go. The race will be-ealled shortly after 4 o'clock. GL ANDERS AT TRESIDIO Serious Disease Breaks Out Among Horses Destined For China. San Francisco, Aug. 4. The Examiner says: Glanders has broken out among the horses at Presidio. There are about 1.200 horses at the Presidio stables belonging to the various cavalry regiments and awaiting ship ment to China on the horse transports Aztec and Strathgyle. The presence of glanders was discovered this morning. HUMBERT'S FUNERAL. Date Definitely Fixed For Thursday August 9. Rome, Aug. 4. The date of King Humbert's funeral has been definitely fixed for Thursday next, August 8. "KINGSEVIL." It Apparently Taints All the House of Hanover. Queen Tictoria's Eldest Daugh ter Afflicted With Cancer. HUMBERT IN LONDON. Visited Slums and Anarchist Resorts in 1892. English Metropolis Enjoys De light of Electric Transit. Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press.l London, Aug. 4. The "king's, evil" of George II seemingly taints all the Han over blood. The death of the queen's most accomplished son, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha for he could lead an orchestra, play the violin, catch salmon with a Scotch expert or sail a ship has caused much solemn talk at court about the maladies of other mem bers of the royal house. Notwithstanding the denial issuing from Berlin it is quite certain that Em press Frederick, the queen's eldest and most beloved daughter. Is afflicted with cancer and that great specialists con sider her life a matter of months. Bha is too ill to leave the castle at Frled richshof, near Homburg, for her custo mary summer visit to England. Queen Victoria knowing her desire to possess an English home, gave her the Whita Lodge at Richmond last year. But she will probably never be able to occupy, it. Scotland yard, in averring that Bresci, the assassin of King Humbert was never in England, is understood to allege that the Instigator of the crime is probably a man who made no secret of his inten tions concerning "high Italian person ages" while in London several months ago. He was so closely watched whiia here that he departed and was last heard of in Paterson, N. J. King Humbert during a private visit here in 18a2, took extraordinary inter est in the slums and anarchist haunts where had been planned Orsinl's plot to kill Emperor Napoleon III with a bomb and the czar's assassination.Whila visiting one anarchist resoit his majesty noticed a flaming picture, designed by the proprietor of the place representing an anarchist hurling lawyers, church men, statesmen and capitalists into) hades. The proprietor give the king a copy of -this picture, not knowing who his visitor was. The London editor of an. Italian republican journal, w ho was standing by, suggested to the king's guiae wnai a strong resemoiance nis friend bore to the king of Italy. His majesty also visited at night several of the most wicked resorts in London, in cognito, and accompanied by one com panion. Londoners have been revelling this week in their first experience with mod ern rapid transit as furnished by the new central London electric under ground system "the two-penny tube" as some of the papers call it. Eighty thousand persons have daily learned for the first time that it is no longer neces sary to waste two hours on an omnibus In order to reside five or six miles fromr their place of business. "England never seems to have recover ed from the primitive idea," said an American electrical engineer, "that a railway train is not a stage coach. Theii'., methods in regard to rolling stock con struction have never, till within the past few months, departed one iota from those in voguewhen stages were the only means of transportation. Pullman cars are In use, or at least an English edition of the Pullman, on many roads; but un til last Monday, an electric lighted and electric propelled corridor train, running through porcelain-lined stations, was as great an innovation to the London pub lic as Aladdin's lamp was to the Arab ians." ' Mr. Albert L. Johnsop. of New Tork, who has built electric railroads all over the United States said o a representa tive of the Associated Pr.ss, before leav ing here for America, a few days ago; "I see no reason why eltotric railways should not be as popular in London as in New York and Chicago. It is evident that many of them must be under ground; .but I see blockades in the streets an hour after the theaters have closed and it seems a shami that these crowds should not be relieve.1. The mod ern electric car can go anywliere in Lon don that a 'bus can. I will guarantee that American constructors could deliv er these great crowds to l'ieir distant homes by electri6 railway hours before they are able to reach them now. Pat rons of the London Centra discovered this week that omnibuses which a week ago 'were packed to their capacity are now running empty. Moreover, house rents at the termini of the linos are in creasing and the public are riding in cars weil lighted and well ventilated for the first time in history." Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt is understood to be in Europe for the purpose of estab lishing a racing stable. He is going to Aix next week. A number of prominent Americans are still in London. American yachts which had been cruising in Norway waters are arriving at Cowes, among them beinir the Norma, with Mrs. Goelet aboard. Eugene Higgins' Varkna and the Al fredo, owned by Joseph E. Widener, will be at Cowes next week. "Sir Thomas Lipton is cruising on board the Erin thereabouts. BRESCI'S ACCOMPLICE. He is Now Believed to Be Shoemaker Niccolini. Monza, Aug. 4. It is now fully believed that the Shoemaker Niccolini of "Bilta" was Bresci's accomplice. Niccolini dis appeared but he telegraphed to Bresci on July 20, announcing his departure "ev erything being ready." Lord Minto Investigates Gold Fields Victoria, B. C. Aug. 4. Lord Minto. governor general of Canada, will sail for Skaguay today, en route to Dawson city, where he will spend a week or so in a personal' investigation of conditions in that remote portion of her majesty's do main. . President Goes to Canton. Washington, Aug. 4. President Jlf. Kinley left the city last evening on his return to Canton, Ohio, to resume his vacation. Accompanying him were Charles G. Dawes, comptroller of the currency, and Secretary Cortelyou.