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TUESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, AUGUST 7, 1900. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. 1 1 i JUST BEFORE THEBATTLE. Chinese Occupied a Position FiTe Miles Long PreTious to the Attack of the Allies at Pei Tsang IN GREAT STRENGTH. The American Troops Partici pating in the Fighting Were the Ninth, Fourteenth and Keilley's Battery. Chaffee Cables Ministers Were Safe July 28. London, Aug. 7. The special dispatch to the Associated Press from Tien Tsin dated Sunday, August 5. 8 a. m., via Shanghai, August 7, is the oniy press message which has grot through from Tien Tsin since the battle at Feit Sang. Various Tieh Tsin dispatches of ear lier dates allude to reconnoitering en counters with the Chinese preparatory to a general attack on the Chinese posi tions, which are five miles long. The reconnaissance has developed that the Chinese are in greater strength than expected and ths allies, according to a news agency dispatch from Tien Tsin dated August 2, are each day pushing nearer to the Chinese positions. The "Russians who have been fighting around Tasi Chow are reported, ac cording to a dispatch from Shanghai, dated August 6, to have killed 3,000 Chinese. The taotal of New Chwang has re fused teh Russian demand to give up the forts there. A dispatch from Hong Kong under today's date says trade with the West river is at a standstill. It is now fully confirmed that a fourth brigade of In dian troops has been ordered to China. THE BATTLE AT PEIT SANG. Copyright. 1900, by Associated Press. Tien Tsin, Sunday, Aug. 5. This morning at daylight 16.000 allies at tacked the Chinese at Peit Sang and forced the enemy from the trenches. The Americans who participated were the Ninth and Fourteenth regiments. Reilly's battery and the marines. A heavy battle is still in progress. WRAPPED IX PIGSKIN. New Tork. Aug. 7. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Shanghai says: Colonel Meade of the marine corps has received by native courier a mess age wrapped in pigskin signed by Min ister Conger, as follows: . "Help at once if at all. Besieged in British legation. No government Pfkin except military chiefs who are deter mined on destruction of foreigners." The Shanghai correspondent also says that in the papers of the viceroy at Tien Tsin was found a receipt for 100 taels paid to the boxers for the head of Major Waller of the United States marines, who was killed at the first battle of Tien Tsin. The Rev. Mr. Evans, an English missionary, searched the yamtn of the Tien Tsin viceroy and found in his pri vate papers full accounts of the doings of the foreign forces during the siege with lists of their killed and wounded. He also found promises of pensions to the families of all slain boxers. He found receipts for arms and am munition from each village. This is proof of the official nature of the boxer move ment and also of the treachery of some one in the ranks of the allies. The Chinese left five million taels In treasure in Tien Tsin. From a trustworthy native sources it Is learned that General Ma' was murder ed by a boxer. There are 30.000 troops at Tang Tsun under General Sung: 40.000 at Pei Tsang under General Tung Fuii Siang, 40,000 at Pekin alreadv and more arriving and 60,000 in camp :0 miles west ot Tien Tsin. FRANCE IS A WAT BEHIND. Paris, Aug. 7. At a cabinet council to day it was announced that the French government had received no advices tending to show that the advance of the allied forces on Pekin had been decided upon. MINISTERS LEAVE PEKIN. London, Aug. 7. A Shanghai special, dated August 6. says: "Li Hung Chang has officially inform ed the consuls that the ministers left Pekin for Tien Tsin Friday. August 3, with Gen. Xung Lu in command of the escort. The consuls are by no means dis posed to credit Earl Li s statement. "All other reports that have reached London up to this hour indicate that the ministers have not left Pekin." MINISTERS SAFE JULY 28. Washington. Aug. 7. The wardepart ment has received the following cable gram from General Chaffee "Che Foo, Aug. 7. Adjutant Genera! Washington: Tien Tsin third. Confer ence today decided battle Sundav Chi nes entrenched east and west through Ptit Sang. Rest of Chinese protected by flooded ground practically unassail able. Japanese. English, American f.rccs about lo.OM) strong attacked Chi nese right, west of river in flank. Other forces, Russian and French, about 4 000 strong, opposite side between river and railroad. Chinese position apparently strong. Army reported 30.000 between Pe Bang and Tan Tsun or crossing of road Pei Ho. Yang Tsun objective Our force 2.000 and battery. Conemaugh arrived. Sixth cavalrv left (at Tin Tsin) for guard of city and awaiting mounts. Ministers safe on 2Sth of July ' "CHAFFEE." AN ENORMOUS FORCE. New York, Aug. 7. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: The correspondent of the Express at Tien Tsin believes that the advance e,f the allied troops o.n the capital will be strongly resisted, the time consumed in interrational conferences having enabled the Chinese to concentrate an enormous force. The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Mail reports that there has bee.i great friction among the allies as to the appointment of a commander in chief" Gen. MacArthur has. it is stated bee-i pot forward for the place by the Ameri cans, while an unofficial Paris telegram says that Gen. Voyrcn. the commander of the French expeditionary force has actually been appointed. HE SAW A NOTE. Bome, Aug. -.7. Information received here from Taku via Che Foo, August 3, says the commander of the Italian cruiser Elba has seen a note of the gov ernor of Shan Tung, dated Pekin, July 30, saying the ministers and foreigners are safe, that provisions have been sup plied to them and that conferences had taken place on the subject of the meas ures to be taken to protect the minis ters during their trip to Tien Tsin where, it is added, they were to estab lish their headquarters. SEVERE FIGHTING AHEAD. Washington, Aug. 7. The dispatch of General Chaffee, written before the battle of Sunday, confirms the dis patches received at the navy depart ment yesterday and also the press dis patch received today concerning the attach on the Chinese at Piet Sang. General Chaffee' dispatch dated Friday was not sent from Che Foo until today, aji inexplicable delay. The mast in teresting feature of the day is the in formation regarding the positions of the Chinese army, and the fact that the advance upon Pekin is guarded by two columns, one on each, side of the Pei river. Tne international force as given by General Chaffee, would aggregate about 14,000 men, while the other dis patches say 16,000, but this difference can easily be acounted ior, as more men might have been available before tne movement began than at the con ference which was held on the 3d instant. This conference is supposed to have been between the commanders present at Tien Tsin. It is evident that the foreign commanders do not under estimate the task which they have be fore them, as the dispatch shows that a thorough reconnaissance of the Chi nese position had been made and that even betore the advance of the interna tional force from Tien Tsin, the com manders were in possession of full in formation relative to the Chinese posi tion. This i3 cue of the most welcome features of the dispatch, as it proves conclusively that the international col umn old not blunder upon an intrenen ed opposition of the enemy. According to the war department map the town of Peit Sang covers both sides of the river, but the main portion of it is on the side where the Japanese, American and British had arranged, according to General Chaffee's dis patch, to attack the enemy in flank. The left of the Chinese on the other side of the river, according to the dis patch, was partially protected by flood ed ground, and practically unassailable for that reason. According to the map there is a lake five miles from the river at this point, and the ground may have been Hooded from this lake t rouzh dykes and canals which gridiron the country thereabout. The Russian and French forces were to attack the ene my's left on the right bank of the river between the river and the railroad. This makes it probable that the flooded dis trict only extended to the line of the railroad, which at this point is about a mile and a half from the river. General Chaffee's dispatch also shows another important feature of the plan of campaign agreed upon by the inter national commanders, it is that the present objective point of the column is Yang Tsun. . This is a town about 15 miles beyond Peit Sang at the point where the railroad crosses the Pei river from the right on the way to Pe kin. Once in possession of this point, the international force would have both the railroad and river in its rear for keeping open communication with Tien Tsin. It naturally would become the advance base from which the opera tions on Pekin could be projected. At this point the river veers to the right and from it the column would have to move over and along the line of the river. The Chinese evidently are as much impressed with the strategic ad vantages of Yang Tsun as the interna tional commanders themselves, as Gen eral Chaflee says in his cable that the enemy is reported 30,000 strong at the crossing of the road over the Pei river. Without doubt after the fight at P-it Sang, the Chinese force there, if the report of Admiral Remey that it was forced to retreat, proves correct, retired to Yang Tsung. There is no in formation as the number of the enemy which met the advance at Peit Sang, but judging from the casualties to the international force, it must have been large, and may perhaps double the Chi nese army which the column must en counter when it reaches Yang Tsung. The general feeling at the war depart ment is that unless the Chinese gener als have been completely demoralized by the Peit Sang attack, there is very severe fighting ahead for the interna tional forces, and that the ground will be disputed all the way to Pekin. MADE PERSONALLY RESPONSI BLE. London, Aug. 7. The parliamentary secretary of the foreign office, Mr. Broderick, in the house of commons to day, answering a question, said her maiestv's government had informed the Chinese government that its members will be held personally responsible if the members of the foreign legation or other foreigners at Pekin suffer injury. Mr. Broderick added that her majes ty's government did not think any use ful purpose would be served by further communications. CHINESE JUMBLE. Number and Variety of Conflicting Reports Unabated. New Tork, Aug. 7. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: There is the usual Jumble of menaces and surmises from China, with no offi cial bulletins about the battle of Pel Tsang on Sunday, and no apparent change in the situation. The Chinese camarilla with the empress dowager at its head, is doing everything in its power to prevent an advance of the al lied army on Pekin. Heads are falling in order to convince the powers that the legations have no friends and are at the mercy of the empress dowager and of Prince Tuan. The troops are massed between Tien Tsin and the cap ital, and are strongly intrenched in order to warn the foreign commanders that they will be forced to fight their way into the city. The communications of the ministers with their governments are closed be cause the empress dowager prefers to leave the civilized world utterly in the dark. Such reports as are allowed to pass out to the coast are menaces, like the rumor that Tung Fu Siang has stopped the further entrance of supplies into the British legation, or confessions of terrorism, like the story that Prince Tuan has put to death Tuan Shih Kai and other viceroys, or glittering prom ises, like the reiterated assurance that the legations are under the escort of a strong force and are journeying to the coast. All these rumors are signs that -the empress dowager is determined to keep the allies out of Pekin. Her motive is plain. She is convinced that if they once enter the capital some of them will not go out until provinces have been ceded to them in place of indemni ties. The situation is so perplexing that it is not strange that several powers are CContinuid on Sixth Page.) READY FOR BRYAN Indianapolis MakesPreparations for a Big Crowd On the Occasion of W. J. Bryan's Notification. CANDIDATE S TAR T S. Left Lincoln For the Indiana Capital Last Night. Crowds Greet Him at Every Station on the Way. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 7. Arrange ments have been completed for the meeting to notify William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson of their nomination for president and vice presi dent by the Democratic party. Military park, where the notification will take place, has been elaborately decorated."' The speakers' stand will ac commodate all the distinguished visitors, including members of the committees and in front arrangements have been made for sixty press tables. The exercises at the park will begin at 2:30, and will last two hours, Mr. Richardson of Tennessee and Governor Thomas of Colorado will make the ad dress of notification and replies will be made by Mr. Bryan and Mr. Stevenson. An informal .reception will follow, but this will be brief. A committee representing the business interests and Democratic organizations of the state will leave here at 4:45 o'clock for Lafayette, where it will meet the Bryan train. At the union station, the reception formation will include upward of 100 Democratic clubs from all parts of the state and from Cincinnati, Chicago, Louisville, St. Louis and other cities. The line of march will be nearly two miles in length, through the principal business streets, and will end at the park. At the night meeting in Tomlinson hall Mayor Carter Harrison of Chicago will preside. Mayor Harrison will speak at length, after which he will introduce W. J. Bryan. Following Mr. Bryan, Webster Davis will address the audience. Provisions have been made for an over flow meeting to be held at the monu ment. The railroads have arranged for spe cial trains from various parts of the state and from present indications the crowd will be very large. STEVENSON'S PLANS. Chicago, Aug. 7. Adlai E. Stevenson, Democratic nomiriee for the vice presi dency, arrived here last night from his home in Bloomington. 111., en route to Indiariapolis. He saiel: "After the Indianapolis meeting I will make my first address in Chicago, Aug. 15, the occasion being the meeting of United Irish Societies. On Aug. 21, I go to Sedalia, Mo., where I wiil speak at the opening ot the Missouri cam paign. I will also speak in Indian apolis September 15, when the Demo cratic national clubs meet there. This is all the speechmaking I will do until the latter part of September when the campaign will open in earnest.". THE START FROM LINCOLN. Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 7. In accordance with Mr. Bryan's expressed wishes, there was an entire absence of denion stration on the part of the Lincoln peo ple when he started on the trip to In dianapolis last night; the party occupied a sleeper on the Chicago-Denver Bur lington limited, which left here a few moments after six o'clock. It was com posed of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan and their son; Governor Thomas of Colorado and Mrs. Thomas; John I. Martin, sergeant-at-arms of the national committee; Mr. Bryan's stenographer and Governor Thomas' secretary. A number of Mr. Bryan's friends were at the station but there was no crush and no demands for a speech. The cur ious ones were limited to passengers on incoming trains from the east, who, when they were told the Democratic presidential candidate was on the plat form, soon crowded around him. Gen eral O. O. Howard, who arrived from Chicago to speak before the Epworth league assembly, got off the train just in time to shake hands with Mr. Bryan before he left. THE RUN TO OMAHA. " Pacific Junction, la., Aug. 7. Mr. Bryan's brief run from Lincoln to Omaha was devoid of special incident, except at the little town of Gretna. As the train approached this point, Mr. Bryan explained that it was there ten years ago, when beginning his first cam paign for congress that he made his Favorite Photograph of HON. JOSEPH H. MANLEY, Of Maine, Senator Hanna's Choice For the Republican Executive Committee. Jt . - --' Hon. Joseph H. Manley, of Augusta, Maine, whom Senator Hanna named for the Republican Executive Committee, thinks this is the best portrait for which he ever has sat. It was taken especially for us, and illustrates the fam ous politician in his most amiable mood- first speech as a candidate. As the train drew into the station a flag pole erected then in his honor was to be seen still standing. Quite a large crowd had con gregated and Mr. Bryan was loudly called for at the rear platform. He did not attempt to make a speech but in the space of two minutes shook hands with about a hundred people. Mrs. Bryan was loudly cheered when she appeared on the platform. CROWD AT THE STATION. Omaha. Neb., Aug. 7. Between 1,500 and 2,000 people assembled at the Bur. lington at 7:30 o'clock last night to see W. J. Bryan and party pass through. A cheer went up as the train rolled in, and Mr. Bryan stepped out on the rear platform. Before the train was fairly at a standstill scores of enthusiastic people were climbing over one another to shake the hand of Mr. Bryan, who smilingly leaned over the platform rail and cordially greeted each one within reach. A switch engine interfered with the proceedings, but some recklessly sought to gain a foothold on the steps until cautioned of the danger. ARRIVAL AT CHICAGO. Chicago, Aug. 7. William J. Bryan, Democratic candidate for thepresideney, arrived in Chicago on the Burlington railroad at 9:30 a. m. today. He was accompanied by Mrs. Bryan, their son, Governor and Mrs. Thomas of Colorado, and Colonel John I. Martin, sergeant-at-arms of the Kansas City convention. The party was met at the union depot by a local committee, several clubs and a large number of citizens, who gave them an enthusiastic greeting. The party was driven immediately to the Sherman house. The first public appearance of the day was made by Mr. Bryan at Aurora, at 8:20 a. m. He had just finished break fast when he was called to the rear platform by the cries of a large crowd. Samuel Alachuler, Democratic nominee for governor of Illinois, greeted Mr. Bryan and was invited into his car. There were demand3 for a speech, but none was made. Instead, Mr. Bryan took his position on the steps of the rear platform and shook hands with the peo ple crowded about. He told them that he desired to save his voice for the Wednesday ordeal, and must, there fore, decline to talk. T have passed through Aurora many times," he said, as he pulled Mr. Alschuler up the steps, "and I have often wondered why you did not have a governor of your own living here and I am glad to see that you are about to remedy the defect." "And we," responded Mr. Alschuler, "have been wondering for several years why we did not occasionally have a president from Nebraska passing through our town." Mr. Alschuler then introduced a num ber of friends and the train soon moved out. As it started there was a cheer for the "next president" from the crowd. Mr. Bryan retired at 11 o'clock last night, just after passing Creston, la. At that place the train was met by a demonstrative crowd as it was also at Red Oak, but at both places the nom inee declined to speak. When Mr. Bryan emerged from the train in Chicago, he looked fresh and bright, appearing well prepared for an arduous day. Clad in light summer clothing he was evidently prepared to go through the day with as much com fort as possible for a presidential can didate entering upon the. first work of j a campaign. A committee of citizens who met the incoming party was headed by Mayor Carter Harrison and Commit teeman Gahan, the latter appearing as Frank Winter, the latter appearing as representative of the German-American clubs of the city. These, with other leaders, were admitted inside the sta tion gates. Their followers sent up a lusty cheer as the national leader came into sight, but notwithstanding the presence of probably a thousand people at the station, there was scant cere mony at that point. After a few hearty handshakes, Mr. Bryan and his party were escorted to waiting carriages and driven to the Sherman house. The party made its way through the throng at the depot with some difficulty and Mr. Bryan was frequently com pelled, during the short walk, to stop and shake hands with an especially in sistent admirer. Among the clubs at the depot were one or two German-American organiza tions, the Thurman club and the Ne braska Bryan club of Chicago. At the Sherman house Mr. Bryan was immediately ushered into a parlor on the ground fioor.where he was soon join ed by Adlai E. Stevenson. The candi dates greeted each other cordially, and, standing side by side, they shook hands with a great number of people. All the visitors were more or less enthusiastic and most of them vouchsafed immense majorities as a result of the coming election. One gentleman threw his arms around Mr. Bryan's neck and promised him a thousand votes as the result of his own individual efforts. In the party accompany Mr. Stevenson was Mrs. Stevenson. Louis G. S.tevenson and Miss Letitia Stevenson, all of whom made the trip to Indianapolis. Samuel Alschuler, Democratic candi- (Continued on Sixth Page.) - t - ai ti' v-sr x COMMISSION WON Tuberculosis Quarantine Re mains in Force. Governor Decides Against Im proved Breeders. CAMPBELL SARCASTIC. Had Several Clashes With C. A. Stannard. Chairman Has a Missourian for Mouth Piece. Governor Stanley has decided to sus tain the order of quarantine issued by the state live stock sanitary commission, which the governor says is a useless board prohibiting the shipment into Kansas of dairy cattle without the ap plication of the test for tuberculosis at the point of origin. This decision was reached after a hearing of both sides of the controversy, lasting during all of Monday afternoon, at the executive office. The state live stock sanitary commis sion, backed by a number of cattlemen from, various parts of the state was present to defend the order. J. W. Rob ison of ElDorado and C. A. Stannard of Emporia made the fight against the or der, Mr. Stannard being the principal complainant. Stannard made the first complaints to the governor and was yes terday armed with a large amount of Information, records and reports to sus tain his contention that the quarantine against dairy cattle is Impractical; un reasonable and lacks the possibility of being enforced. The hearing upon, the main question was uninteresting but the passages, at the beginning, between B. H. Campbell, chairman of the live stock commission, and Mr. Stannard at times threatened to become serious. Governor Stanley presided over the meeting. In calling it to order he stated that if there was any injustice in the or der it would be revoked; if it proved to be the proper method of dealing with the cattle shipments, it would stand. The governor then said: "This meeting is for the cattlemen; I want you to take hold and express yourselves." Mr. Stannard was first to speak. He said: "I -wish Mr. Campbell who is chairman of the commission would ex plain this order so that the cattlemen may understand It and know what this meeting is for." "Mr. Stannard in a newspaper article," retorted Campbell, "has displayed so much information upon the subject that I think he should tell us what is the matter. The commission is not here to fight any one, but to answer charges which he has made." "I do not wish to be understood." said Stannard. "as opposing the work and ef fort of this commission to protect the health cf the cattle in this state." Then addressing Campbell directly he said: "I thought, since you are chairman of the commission that you could tell us what the regulations are." Dr. P. F. Luckey, state veterinarian of Missouri, after Stannard had started in and then retired, read the rules and reg ulations promulgated by the commission. This was because Campbell declined to respond to the questions for information. At the conclusion of the reading of the rules and regulations Stannard renewed his request for a statement from Camp bell. "Our rules have been read," said Campbell "and if they are not under stood we will have them read and re read until they are understood thor oughly." "Then." said Stannard," I will ask you, Mr. Campbell if it is not a fact that inose 1 uieif jjioviue lucii ene t-uuei uui.t. test be made at the point where the cat tle enter the state?" "That's not our rules," snarled Camp bell, who sat considerable distance from Stannard and seemed to be laboring un der much mental perturbation. "Let's be men, Mr. Campbell: not boys. If I am wrong I want to be righted. I want to understand this matter." Campbell did not respond to Stan nard's question. Dr. Luckey, the Mis souriSn, then came to help Kansas out. He said: "I can answer this question I think." Then Campbell melted. He said: "I will introduce Dr.Luckey, state vet erinarian for Missouri. He can explain." The veterinarian then explained that the tuberculine test is made at the point of origin of cattle shipments. "It's a contagious disease." he said, "and it is impossible to make a test by an exter nal examination. The old Idea that tub erculosis is confined to the lungs has been abandoned. It is now conceded that the disease may infect any part of the body. To test cattle the temperature of the animal is taken and then a hypoder mic ir jeotion of a chemical is made, if the temperature on the morning follow ing shows a decided rise it's a sure sign of tuberculosis." Mr. Stannard Is that your own exper ience or the report of the general exper iences of others? Dr. Luckey That is the report of oth ers and the result of experience by my self and other veterinarians who have examined this disease. Mr. Stannard If the disease is not dis covered by test, cattle may come into the state then? Dr. Luckey Yes, sir. Mr. Stannard Is it not a fact that a large number of these cattle are inspect ed at Kansas City? Dr. Luckey I do not know of my own knowledge. Mr.Stannard Albert Dean.the govern ment inspector, whom all of you know, told me that the first two or three weeks this order was in force. 500 head of cat tle were tested at Kansas City. This brought another roar from Chair man Campbell. He said: "Mr. Stannard, why not make your statement of facts. What Dean says is only a matter of presumption on your part." To this practical charge that Stannard was talking through his millinery the Emporia man did not reply. Campbell then continued. He said: "This commission is here to answer charges." "Well, I will say," said Stannard, ris ing to his feet, "that under this rule cat tle are held up at Kansas City, for this inspection. They are held from 24 to 36 hours: thi3 is not practical: it is impos sible to obtain a correct test when cattle are in transit: a change of feed and stand ing on a floor make it impossible to ob tain a correct test." Mr. Stannard charged the injustice of the rule and read from several volumes of reports of investigations from neigh boring states to prove that his theory was correct. This feature lasted an hour and a half. During this process of evo lution Mr. Stannard read from a Kansas City paper an order now under consider ation by the board, which if made will prevent Stannard from shipping his breeders out of the state until after in spection. This is in payment for his fight on the commission. "I have no information as to the adop tion of this rule beyond what is in this newspaper," said Stannard. "That's good authority, "said Campbell with a sneer. "Judge for yourself," retorted Stan nard. "We get all of the news of the world In the newspapers and the only time we question their reliability is when they reflect on ourselves." This silenced Campbell and he was not so much agitated during the remainder of the meeting, at the close of which the governor decided there had been insuffi cient evidence to warrant a change In the tuberculosis quarantine for the bene fit of Stannard and the improved stock breeders of the state, "All of whom are with me in this protest," said Stannard, exhibiting a large pile of letters purport ing to have been written to him concern ing the injustice of the action of the commission. HARRISMITH SURRENDERS. Heavy Fighting in Progress at Elands River. President Kruger Reported as Anxious to Quit. London, Aug. 7. Lord Roberts re ports to the war office under date of Pretoria, August 6, as follows: "Harrismith surrendered on August 4. The neighboring country seems to be quiet. Kitchener is with the force south of the Vaal river. He was joined yesterday by a strong detachment of Brabant's horse and the Canadian regi ment. "The Boers attacked the garrison at Elands river on the morning of August 4. Information was sent to Carrington, who was on the way to Elands river. Ian Hamilton, who reached Rustenburg yesterday reported hearing heavy firing in the direction of Elands river. Today, the firing seems more distant, which looks as if the Elands river garrison had been relieved and was retiring towards Zerust" Cape Town, Aug 7. Railway com munication with Natal has been re established by General MacDonald's capture of Harrismith. Heavy fighting at Elands river com menced on Sunday and continued Mon day. No details are obtainable, but it is believed that General Carrington and General lan Hamilton relieved the gar rison at Rustenberg which is retiring to z,erusr Pretoria, Monday, Aug. 6. It is stated positively that President Kruger is will ing and anxious to surrender, provided a satisfactory promise is given as to his ultimate destination. TEN IMES OF PIRE. Sweeping Through the National Yellowstone Park, Helena, Mont., Aug. 7. teputy United States Marshal Sam Jackson, just In from Mammoth Hot Springs, reports a destruc tive forest fire that is sweeping the tim bered area between the upper geyser basin and the lake in the Yellowstone na tional park. The fire started Friday and was soon beyond control of the soldiers and road crews, all of whom were hur ried to the scene. The buildings at the upper geyser basin are in danger. The lae of fire is ten miles long and spreading rapidly. HANNA MAY STUMP. National Chairman Urged to Make Speaking Tour. New Tork, Aug. 7. Chairman Hanna, of the Republican national committee may join the army of campaigners to be heard in the west for McKinley and Roosevelt. Perry S. Heath, secretary of the national committee declared today that there had been many demands from the western states to hear Chairman Hanna speak. He told Mr. Hanna this and urged him to respond. The chair man was inclined to consider the propo sition, but would not decide today. FURNACES TO GO OUT. Steel Trust Condemns 8,000 Men to Idleness. Cleveland, O..Aug. 7. At a meeting to day it was decided that all Bessemer iron furnaces in the country with the exception of the Brown-Hill and Andrews-Hitchcock furnaces will go out of blast on September 1. The drop in the price of the product and the condition of the market is the cause of the action. About 8,000 men will be affected. LAWYERS DISPUTE. D. H. Bannaman Sues W. B. Hazen for Fee of $90. The suit of D. H. Bannaman against W. R. Hazen was commenced in the city court this morning. Bannaman and Hazen were in a, law suit together. They had the case of Mary Noble against the city for dam ages which resulted in a verdict for her of SEoO. Bannaman claims that he is entitled to half the fee and that Hazen has not settled with him. Bannaman sues for $99. Uncle Sam Breaks a Record. Chicago, Aug. 7. Chicago packers to day were asked by the government to furnish z.GOO.KX) pounds of meats within 30 days for the American soldiers in the Orient. This is said to be the largest requisition ever issued by the government of - the United States. Weather Indications. Chicago, Aug. 7. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair except showers in west por tion tonight and Wednesday; warm weather; brisk southerly winds. THEY CRYJOR IT. Great Demand in Canada For Kansas Wheat. Found by Experiments to be the Best Obtainable. USED TOR SEEDING. Thousands of Bushels Now Be ing Imported. Duty and High Freight Rates Interfere With Shipments. Canadian millers are importing Kan sas wheat for seeding, the wheat to be sown this fall. This importation, from the United States is due to the fact that experiments last year with the Kansas product have thoroughly demonstrated) that it is the best producing seed that has been tried in Canada from the importations from all states during- the past ten years. Not until last year did the Canad ians try the Kansas wheat. Some who made th experiment the year previous, on a small scale, were so much pleaseci and had such good results that the Kan sas product gained a reputation -w hie i caused last year a scramble for the few cars loads of seed sent from Kansas to Ontario. The failure of the experiment the year previous was due to the fact that the car containing the Kansas seed was damaged in transit and delayed so that the wheat did not arrive until the sow ing season ihad ended. However, some of the more eager farmers sowed some of the Kansas seed very late ami harvested a crop averaging 25 bushels per'acre. From the seed thereby saved andi from the shipments in 1899 more seed was sown and the most conservative estimates from Canada place the aver age yield this year at 35 to 45 bushel per acre. The Canadian agricultural college ex perimented with Turkey red wheat from Kansas and ranked it 100 per cent in -two experimnets, the highest ever re corded in that country, the Kansas wheat being awarded the highest grade over competition with Manitoba wheat, the purest and best wheat grown In the far north. The Goldie Milling company of Ayr, Ontario, signs a letter from which the following is an extract: "It has been a matter of comment at every millers' meeting for years In the province of Ontario that our wheat was gradually deteriorating, becoming poor er and poorer in milling and baking qualities. The millers who have been exporting flour find that their products bring less money than any other flour shipped to British ports; while at home it has been necessary to bring, in for mixing- purposes a large proportion of Manitoba wheat, year after year, be cause our own farmers refused to take their own wheat alone. Indeed, during the past year Ontario -farmers fiave been selling their wheat and buying Manitoba flour. 'To improve this condition Peter Shirk of Waterloo county purchased a car of wheat he saw in Kansas. It was a long, time on the way and came almost tou late to be sown. What was sown stood the winter well, yielded well and in, other respects turned out satisfactorily. "On the strength of this experiment a number of millers have now arranged! to bring wheat from Kansas and about 20 car loads of the Kansas Turkey red; will be brought to this vicinity. "We are trying to get the government to rebate the duty on this wheat, and if this is done we should be able to sell the Kansas wheat at not over a dollar. The freight is higher than we expectedl although we have worked for conces sions from the railroads at both ends." At a meeting of Canadian millers at Gait, Ontario, July 13, 9,800 bushels of Kansas wheat was ordered for seed Bramm Bros., millers, one of the firms Interested, gets after the Canadian agri cultural college by saying: "The Kansas wheat is superior to our own in every particular. It mills better and furnishes better flour. The agricul tural college encourages the growth of soft, mushy wheat, of which the inside is all wool but not a yard wide. It would be to the interests of the millers If the college would close down and this would be a better state than to have it existing and encouraging farmers to raise such trash as soft wheat. The best wheat we have seen heretofore is the Michigan Amber which weighed last year 63 and 64 pounds to the bushel, but the Kansas product beat this, going from 64 to 65." Shirk & Snider, millers at Bridgeport, Ont., say of the Kansas wheat which they are shipping from here for seed: "I was in Kansas last October anil the bread made from Kansas whea surpasses any that I ever seen. The Kansas wheat stood our severe winter better than any I ahve ever seen here." GOES ASHORE. IT. S. Transport McPherson Sticks Fast on the Rocks. New York, Aug. 7. The Atlas steamer' Alene, Captain Long, which arrived to day from West India ports, reports the United States army transport Mcpher son from Santiago for New York, ashore at Fortune island. From what could be learned on board the Alene it appears the McPherson was proceeding at full, speed on the 2nd instant and more than two miles out cf her course, where she went ashore. In order to lighten her, the troops she carried, consisting of over 400 men cf the Fifth infantry, were land ed on the island. "A considerable quanti ty of stores were also transferred to tna shore. Kedge anchors were put over board. The steamer then attempted ti back off into deep water but without success. The Aler.e made fast to the transport and hauled steadily for six hours, but failed to float her. Cable reports from Nassau state that the transport was floated on the 5th un injured and proceeded. "Union Stevedores Strike. Baltimore, Aug. 7. All the union steve dores in Baltimore, numbering 2,500. went on strike today because the steamship agents refused to agree to employ no more non-union men. The trouble bgan several days ago, when Patterson. Hiim sav Sr Co.. of the Johnson line, were fined $n0 by the Stevedores' union for employing non-union men. in is nne tne nrm remsro to pay, and the stevedores claim that the other steamship agents united with the firm in question to employ non-union men and break up the union. This morn ing the leaders of the union presented to the agents an agreement binding them to pmnlov union men exclusively, which the agents unanimously declined to sign. The BtriKe was men oraerea ana prumyu. obey.ed.