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LAST EDITION.
SATURDAY EVENING.
TOPEKA, KANSAS, AUGUST 4, 1900.
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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.

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