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1 TOPEKA, KANSAS, AUGUST 27, 1900. LAST EDITION. MONDAY EVENING. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. i 1 ; J r i it hf t M i! :! I ft 1!. LANDINGAT AMOY Japanese Take Possession of Port Under Protest. Excitement is Intense and Thousands Are Leafing. AGREEMENT IS BROKEN Now Regarded as Impossible to PresesTe Order. Earning of the Temple Furnish ed the Excuse. New Yok, Aug. 27. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Amoy, China, says: The Japanese have been landing marines for three days, not only with out provocation, but against the protest or the consuls. Accidental destruction of the Japanese temple by fire was the alleged excuse for their act, but the Amoy officials have proved their ability to preserve perfect order. There are 300 mariners landing today. The excitement is intense and thou sands of civilians are leaving the city. - The officials, with scores of merchants, have visited the American consulate pleading with the consul to intercede for the withdrawal of the marines.othei -wise, they declare, it will be impossible to preserve order. The landing of marines by the Jap anese breaks the agreement of the p6w ers with the viceroys. FOREIGNERS TO LEAVE PEKIN. Rome, Aug. 27. A dispatch received here from Taku under date of Sunday, August 26, confirms previous reports that a convoy was being formed at Pekin to conduct, under a strong escort, the allies, wounded and the women and the children to Tien Tsin. NO DECLARATION OF WAR. London, Aug. 27. There is absolutely no truth in the dispatch from Che Foo of August 24, saying it was rumored there "on good authority," that Russia, Germany and Japan had declared war on China and had invited Great Britain and the United States to retire" from that country. Inquiries made at St. Petersburg, Berlin and Tokio, show the report is rejected at those capitals as "unworthy of notice." FRENCH FART IN THE FIGHTING. Pari3. Aug. 27. General Frey, the commander of the French forces in northern China, in his account of the operations of the French contingent says that with the Russian forces, also Under him. he seized the Chuen Che Men gate of Pekin, August 16, defeating large numbers of Manchu troops, who defend ed it with cannon. The general adds that his forces next captured the Si Hoa Men gate after a long resistance and marched to Pei Tang and rescued Monsignor Favier and the Europeans besieged there. He says the entire city between, the marble bridge, the imperial palace and Pei Tang bristled with en trenchments, desperately defended by heavy Chinese forces and that most difficult and exhausting street fighting was necessary to dislodge the enemy. Throughout the day M. Pichon, the French minister and the legation staff marched beside General Frey. Finally his column occupied Carbon Hill. The French had four men killed and two officers and three men wounded. The Russians and Japanese also suffered. General Frey pays high tribute to the courage of the troops who accounted for more than 500 Chinese dead left on the field. STILL IN THE DARK. Washington, Aug. 27. Cable interrup tions continue to keep the government here in the dark as to what is happening In China and notwithstanding the most urgent appeals to the cable officials and to our own officers there no word has gotten through from China since Satur day. One of the cable companies this morning notified the state, war and navy departments that the Great Northern cable route, meaning the Siberian line through which Pekin is reached from the north, and Japan and Korea are in part served, is interrupted at a point be tween Blagowheitzmka and Rlagow chetsmka and Khabaroweska. The east ern cable route is operating subject to great delay though still open to Japa nese points. The embassies and lega tions here, with the exception of the Japanese legation are faring no better than the state department in the matter of the receipt of news. Minister Wu and Baron Speck von Sternberg, the latter now acting as charge of the German embassy, both called at the state department this morning in search of information. Min ister Wu stated that he had not one word from Li Hung Chang or in fact from any member of the Chinese govern ment for some days and that he was en tirely dependent upon the state depart ment and the newspapers for informa tion. He was perturbed by the reitera tion in the press of the story that Rus sia. Germany and Japan had finally de cided upon a formal declaration of war against China and was much relieved to ascertain that the state department was absolutely without confirmation of this report. The condition of affairs at Amoy is for the moment attracting the greatest share of attention at the department. The United States consul at that point has become very much alarmed at the rioting: at the incendjary fires and lastly at the landing of a considerable force of Japanese marines and sailors. The offi cials do not care to say whether or not he has joined in any protest against the Japanese. If he has done so, however, the government will act upon it only af ter mature consideration, taking the ground that in the absence of any ad vice showing a selfish purpose on the part of the Japanese, it must be as sumed that their landing was made in the common cause of all Europeans and Americans. It is not doubted that any American commander would have landed troops at Amoy, if rioting appeared to endanger foreign properties and lives and no other foreign warships were available. Steps will be taken at once to learn the facts in the case and one of our naval com manders will be called upon to make in quiry and report at once. Amov is fort unately not far distant from either Hong Kong.where lies the Monterey or Shang hai where the Princeton, the New Or leans, or the Castine are ready for in stant service and the impression at the navy department is that one of the ships will be dispatched immediately to Amoy. Still the state department offi cials are satisfied that the situation at that place ia not particularly threaten ing. liie United States government has not Invited any government to participate in a conferenea with the purpose of ar ranging the future of China. Nor has it received any such Invitation from other government. Negotiations that have been in pro gress for some time involved last week the dispatch of an identical note, or rather of practically identical instruc tions to the United States diplomatic representatives in Europe and in Japan for their guidance in replying to in quiries that were flowing upon them daily as to the purposes of the United States government. The state depart ment itself also has received many such inquiries from representatives of the powers involved in the Chinese trouble. It is believed that these were generally informal but nevertheless as they called for statements of policy, it was regarded as expedient that the replies should not be divergent, and to guard against discrepancy by direction of the president, a formal instruction was drawn up. That this did not exactly define the intention of the United States to withdraw from China at a specified date was made evident by the continu ance of inquiries from the legations and embassies here for information on this point. There is a very manifest desire on the part of European governments to get some expression from the United States government as to its purpose be fore committing themselves. It is be lieved that our answers have been framed with the special purpose of avoiding a committal of the govern ment as to its policy beyond the points specifically laid down' in the president's response to Emperor Kwang Tsu's first appeal, and in the answer to Li Hung Chang's appeal for mediation. How ever, this may be, the state department does not regard it as expedient at this moment to make public the latest phases of the negotiations, so it is impossible to know on this side whether or not they have touched upon propositions to divide China into spheres for military occupa tion; to provide for a temporary form of government at Pekin; or to endeavor to re-establish relations with the exist ing dynasty in China, though it may be fairly assumed that something has been said on these various points. BOXERS MASSING. Berlin, Aug. 27. A dispatch received here from Tien Tsin says large bodies of boxers are concentrating 15 miles north east of Twang Sun (?). As Twang Sun does not appear on any of the available maps or in the gazeteer it is possible the Berlin dispatch may re fer to Yang Tsun, on the Pei Ho, about 6 miles, as the crow flies from Tien Tsin, on the way to Pekin. MESSAGE FROM CONGER. Washington, Aug. 27. A message has been received by the state department from Minister Conger. It was forwarded from Taku under today's date, but the Pekin date is unknown. The character of the dispatch makes it evident that it is of later origin than dispatches had by European govern ments. Mr. Conger says that the situa tion in Pekin is unchanged since his last cablegram which was on August 18. The military were making efforts to restore order in the city. No member of the Chinese government had been encourter ed by Mr. Conger. He had heard, how ever, that two members of the Tsun LI Tamen were in Pekin and probably would apepar in a day or two. Mr. Con ger says that 2,000 German troops had arrived in Pekin on the day the dispatch was sent. MESSAGES DELATED. Washington, Aug. 27. War depart ment officials believe that the land line between Shanghai and Che Foo has been cut by boxers as the last communication received from Tien Tsin was dated Aug ust 23. Sush Interruption would delay all messages several days as they would have to be sent from Che Foo to Shang hai by steamer, for the trip of about four days. CASTINE ORDERED TO AMOY. Washington, Aug. 27. The gunboat Castine, Commander Bowman command ing, has been ordered to Amoy, China, to report on conditions there. The Castine is at Shanghai. ADVANCING ON PEKIN. London, Aug. 7. A dispatch from Tokio says Gen. Yamaguchi reports that the Chinese have not abandoned hope of retaking Pekin, and that 9,000 men with 15 guns were advancing toward Pekin from Shan Tung, probably intending to cut the allies communications. ATTACK ON ALLIES. Chinese Preparing for an Onslaught on the Rear. Washington, Aug. 27. A dispatch has been received at the Japanese legation from the foreign office of Japan convey ing the latest and most authentic infor mation of the situation In and around Pekin. In a measure the advices were of a disquieting nature, as they indicated that the Chinese had rallied their forces and were preparing for an attack upon the allies in Pekin. If it should prove that the allied forces were besieged in Pekin, it would account for the lack of advices from Gen. Chaffee. As made public by Minister Takahira, " the dis patch from the Japanese foreign office at Tokio is as follows: "An official telegram, dated Pekin, Au guest S, was received at Tokio from Gen. Yamaguchi, commander of the Japa nese forces, to the following effect: "The capital is now entirely cleared of the enemy. A cavalry regiment which had been sent to Wan Shau Shan (where the empress dowager's palace is located) reports that the imperial family, who had left Pekin August 14, started, after a short rest at Wan Shau Shan, for the west, and were under the escort of Gen. Ma and his troops, consisting of only about 500 horsemen and 20 carts. The Japanese forces occupied the treasury department, in which over 2,000,000 taels in silver and a large quantity of rice were found. "Another telegraphic dispatch, dated Taku. August 23, state that the Chi nese troops and boxers who had gather ed at Yan Yuen were about to attack the foreign forces at Pekin and Japanese and Rusisan cavalry were expected to encounter them on the 20th. The dis patch further states that Chinese in fantry, some 9,000 strong, with 15 guns, are advancing forward from Shan Tung to make a rear attack on the allies." A copy of the dispatch was transmit ted to Acting Secretary Adee, at the de partment of state, and by him furnished to the president. While the news of a possible rear attack upon the compara tively small force of the allies was not received with surprise, it generally was not regarded as serious, as the foreign forces are believed to be abundantly able to take care of themselves against any force of Chinese likely to be sent against them. Russia, Germany and Japan have not declared war upon China, either sepa rately or in concert. This statement is made upon authority of the highest character. What those nations may do within the next 48 hours, or within the next fortnight, is a question which no one in Washington Is prepared to an swer. A brief dispatch from Che Foo con (Continued on Sixth Page.) FEAR MR. BUTLER. Kansas Populists Want Steven son For Vice President. Marion Butler Opposes "This Great Outrage." BRYAN TELLS RIDGLEY He Does Not Want to Go to Washington With a Republican Tice Pres identPolitical Gossip. John W. Breidenthal, Jerry Simpson and E. R. Ridgley, chairman of the Populist state committee, have gone to Chicago to attend the meeting of the Populist na tional committee, called to dispose of the subject of vice president. There will be a contest over this mat ter, because some of the old-timers want a western man put on the ticket with Bryan. This is the attitude of Marion Butler, chairman of the national commit tee. He says: "A western man, not Stevenson, should be placed on the ticket as a candidate for vice presedent so that the west will be carried for Bryan." This position, assumed and announced by Butler, is not in accord with the views of the Kansas .members of the committee. At the meeting of the Populist state committee held some weeks ago the mem bers of the national committee from Kan sas were expressly instructed to see to it that Stvenson's name was placed on the ticket In place of Charles A. Towne. At that time Towne had not announced his withdrawal from the national ticket, and the action of the Populist committee was kept a secret. Now that Towne Is out of the way, the Kansas Populists do not want a two ringed circus to do the state as' It did four years ago, and the members of the national committee, who arrived in Chi cago this morning, will go to the meeting of the national committee this afternoon and urge the adoption of Stevenson by the Populists. Some think there Is likely to be a pro tracted controversy In this meeting of the national committee, but the Kansas mem bers believe that the meeting will be short and harmonious, and that nothing will in tervene to prevent the placing of Steven son's name on the Populist ticket. Mr. Ridgley has caused considerable alarm among the Populists by saying: "Mr. Bryan said to me in Topeka Thursday that he did not want to go to the White House with a Republican vice president." What Mr. Ridgley means is considerable of an enigma, and it is not explained by the next clause of his state ment: "Mr. Bryan wants Mr. Stevenson's name on the Populist ticket, but we are afraid that Marion Butler may use his proxies and the power of his office to de feat us and knock Stevenson out of the place on our national ticket." Mr. Butler has issued a proclamation by which he hopes to "prevent this great out rage of selecting Stevenson." ALBAUGH SEEKS SECLUSION. Associates Laugh at His Invitation to Speak in Ohio. When called upon to make a speech in Kansas Morton Albaugh, chairman of the Republican state committee, always declined. He shrank from publicity of this character and in the stillness of a meeting of the state committee when Albaugh arose to "state the objects" his knees could almost be heard as they knocked together in a grand chorus of em barrassmen t. This characteristic of the man, who Is an efficient organizer, is well known among his friends, who are therefore greatly amused at the following invita tion from Charles Dick, chairman of the Ohio committee, to Mr. Albaugh for speeches in the Buckeye campaign: "It is with pleasure that I resent the compliments of the Ohio Republican state committee and extend to you a cordial invitation to participate in our speaking campaign this year." The "joshing" which this letter start ed Compelled Mr. Albaugh to seek the quiet of his home for a few days. He left town Saturday and has not re turned today. DEMOCRATS HAVE MONEY. Spend $100 for a Banner Populists Have a $1.00 Sign. The Democratic state committee has invested $100 in a banner containing large paintings of Bryan, Steveneon and John Breidenthal, which will be suspend ed across the street in front of the Kansas City headquarters. The banner is 25 by 15 feet. The banner Is being finished in New York and the state committee expects to have it In place in a short time. The Populist committee has made no arrangements for a banner in Topeka, but a small wooden sign, inscribed: "People's Party Headquarters" points out the stairway by which the climb is made to reach the powers that be in Kansas. LONG GIVEN PROMINENCE. First Republican Hand Book Issued by Mark Banna. The first installment of campaign liter ature has reached the Kansas Republi can committee from the national head quarters In the form of a handbook con taining a large amount of Republican information concerning public questions. This volume is intended for special use in Kansas and contains the speech, in full, made by Congressman Chester I. Long on the Porto Rican question. This is due to the fact that the Re publican national committee regards the speech of the Kansas man as the best document in existence on that subject. The state committee will fill the mails at once with these documents. BREAK INTO POETRY. Burton Captures .Mitchell Poetical Resolutions Adopted- A. G. Mead of Beloit, who has been nominated for representative by the Republicans of Mitchell county, is for J. R. Burton for United States senator. The convention nominated the follow ing county ticket: Clerk of the court, William Creitz; county attorney, Levi Cooper; probate judge, J. A. Vanatta; county superin tendent, L. J. Hail; commissioner, J. L, Buchanan. The resolutions adopted were as fol lows : "We endorse the E( publican party, its principles, its policies, its candi dates, its present, its future, its admin istration wf public affairs in peace and in war, at home and abroad, ia North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and on land and on sea. "We commend its treatment of the nation as a preserver in times of Re publican prosperity and as a remedial restorer in. times of Democratic ad versity. "We stand by the flag of our country and its defenders: "Stand by the flag; its stripes have streamed in glory. To foes a fear, to friends a festal robe. And spread in rhythmic lines the sacred story, Of Freedom's triumphs over all the globe." The only reference to United States senator was the remarks of Mr. Mead in accepting the nomination for the legislature, when he said: "If elected I will support the man the Republicans of Mitchell county most desire." How ever, Mead is a Burton man. With the exception of clerk of the court the nominations were made by acclamation. The Republicans of Scottsville and Lulu township who supported Fred A. Cunningham for clerk of the court, re gret his defeat. He was formerly a Populist, but became a Republican and served in the Twentieth, Kansas in the war with Spain. - BAKER CARRIES FORD. R. W. Evans Instructed by Republi cans in Convention. R. W. Evans, nominated for repre sentative in Ford county, is instructed for Lucien Baker for United States senator. The convention made these nomina tions for county officers: County at torney, eGorge Grokerty; district clerk, J. C. Baird; superintendent, Charles E. Lopp; probate judge, J. L. Findlay; commissioner second ' district, H. R. Brown. TWO CONTESTS TODAY. Rival Office Seekers Fight for Places on Ticket. The state election board which, de cided the Sponable-Miller contest will today convene to hear two controver sies, one between Republican candi dates; the other between Populists. The first is the Hessin-McKnight sen atorial contest. Involving the nomina tion for that office in Geary, Wabaun see and Riley counties. The other is the judicial contest be tween W. A. Randolph and Dennis Madden of Emporia, who desire to be the fusion candiate for judge in the district composed of Lyon, Chase and Coffey counties. FUSION" IN MTHERSON. Populists and Democrats Have a Joint Convention. The McPherson Populists and Democrats held a joint convention and nominated this ticket: Representative, L. t. Cassler, Populist: clerk of the district court, C. A. Aspegren, Populist: county attorney, A. S. Hendry, Democrat: county superintendent, R. A. Greeaon. Populist; probate judge, Jacob Enns. Democrat; commissioner Second district, B. F. McGlll. Populist. After the joint convention adjourned a Democratic chairman and secretary were chosen, and the Democrats prtLded to do over again what the joint cehvemion had Just done, and also chose delegates to the senatorial and congressional conventions. MINISTER FOR BAKER. Stafford County Republicans Nomi nate County Ticket. Rev. Thomas Coats of Stafford county, just before the convention assembled, pledged himself for Senator Baker's re election if he was nominated and elected representative. The convention was in the hands of Baker's friends. Another candidate was to be put up by the Baker men if Coats was found to be not in line, but his pledge made matters right, and he was nominated. Kingman Fusionists. Kingman county fusionists have nomi nated the following ticket: Representa tive, William Coolcy; clerk of the district court, John Bailey: county attorney, John E. Leydecker: county superintendent. Miss Lela Lockhart; probate judge, John Shea; commissioner, L. Seeley. FL0UK $25 PER 100. High Price of Bread Stuff Reported at Quito, Exuador. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 27. General Archibald J. Sampson, United States minister to Ecuador, has arrived here after three years residence at Quito. He says that he has just concluded a reciprocity commercial treaty with the Ecuadorian government of decided ad vantage to both countries and of spe cial interest to California, The export of flour and wine will be especially fos tered under the treaty. Wine is in ex cellent demand and flour is $25 per hun dred pounds. This excessive price is due to the high import duties and the fact that all supplies have to be packed to the city of Quito over a difficult trail 315 miles up into the Andes and to an altitude of 10,000 feet. General Sampson says that Ecuador recently established the gold standard although it will not go into effect until November of this year. TO AID DEMOCRATS. Wisconsin Republican Governor to Fight R M La Follette; Chicago, Aug. 27. A special to the Tri bune from Madison, Wis., says: It was announced today that Governor Scofleld had declared his intention to sup port Louis G. Bohmrich, the Democratic candidate for governor. The governor said he had decided to take that course, and that he would give his reasons at length in a few days. Governor Scofleld said today: "I will never vote for any one who had anything to do with the publication of the infamous literature that was circulated two years ago in the campaign for the nomination for governor." Governor Scofleld has Ion? been a bitter political enemy of R. M. La Follette, and in the campaign which preceded the latter's nomination made an attack on La Follette over his signature in print. It Is claimed that even after all opposition to La Follette had faded away Governor Sccfl Id went to MHwauk-e to tne state convention and wanted some of his friends to present his name to the convention, so La Follette could not get the nomination unanimously. His friends refused. Robbed of 57.O0O. Denvtr, Colo., Aug. 27 Dr. Jcsfph Baen nelt and Mrs. Flora M. Betts. botn of this city, while driving in the suburbs late last night, were held up by masked men. who secured over $7,000 in cash and diamnndi Mrs. Betts was beaten into insensibility and Dr. Baennelt was very roughly handled. Says Jesse James is Alive. Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 27 After near ly twenty years a man turns up here who claims Jesse James was not killed At St. Joseph, Mo., by Bob Ford, but that it was a detective who was killed. The man says Jesse James is now run ning a grocery store twenty miles from Trinidal, Colo. ' ' ' OPENjfOAY. National Encampment of the Grand Army . Inaugurated With a Parade of Naval Veterans TWO THOUSAND STRONG Those Who Served With Dewey and Schley Take Part. Reviewed by Commander Shaw, the Mayor and Others. Chicago, Aug. 27. This was the day of the Grand Army encampment set aside for the men of the navy and from morn ing until evening the ensigns of the men of the sea were given precedence over the battle flags of the men who fought on land. Two thousand strong, the men who fought with Farragut, Dupont and Porter, along the Atlantic coast, in the gulf and up and down the Mississippi river.marched through the streets which were packed with a cheering, applauding multitude. Beside the men who fought afloat from '61 to '65 came the younger generation who helped to demolish Montejo's fleet in Manila bay, and made glorious history when Cervera sailed out of Santiago harbor to overwhelming de feat. With the veterans of the navy marched a band of men whose lot during the war comprised the worst of hard ships but none the less was as full of glory as the career of the bravest fight ers of them all. These were the mem bers of the association of ex-prisoners of war, who received an enthusiastic greet ing as they marched along. The parade, which was but a prelude to the great march of the Grand Army tomorrow, started at 11 o'clock from the corner of Michigan avenue and Ran dolph streets, and after a short march through the down town streets, turned into Michigan avenue at Jackson boule vard and passed on south under the beautiful army arch at Van Buren street, through the court of honor and out under the naval arch at Michigan avenue and Hubbard court, where it passed in review before Commander in Chief Shaw of the G. A. R-, Acting Gov ernor Warder, representing Governor Tanner, Mayor Harrison, Commander Jones of the Sons of Veterans and Com mander Atwell, of the ex-prisoners of war. Chief Marshal J. F. R. Foss, of Minne apolis, headed the parade, attended by Lieutenant W. J. Wilson, Captain Jos eph L. Brigham, Past Commander I. C. Seeley, Past Rear Admiral D. F. Keeley, Lieutenant G. L. Carden, Captain P. V. Christian, Lieutenant J. A. Jameson and Ensign L. C. Lindley, who composed his staff. The first organization in the col umn was composed of sailors from the revenue -cutters Fessenden and Morrill. Then came two crews of the United States life saving service, the naval mili tia of Illinois, which included hundreds of men who fought in the navy during the war of 1898; the Naval Reserve Veteran association, members of the Sons of Veterans, the Boys' brigade, the ex-Prisoners of War, and then the Na tional Association of Naval Veterans altogether about 5,000 men. NAVAL ARCH DEDICATED. Preceding the naval parade, the big naval arch, erected at Michigan avenue and Hubbard court, near the John A. Logan monument, and marking the south end of the court of honor, was dedicated. Although the exercises were held at a comparatively early hour, an immense crowd witnessed the ceremonies inhonor of the naval veterans. The exercises were exceedingly simple. Shortly after 9 o'clock. Major E. A. Bigelow, secreta ry of the G. A. R., Bishop Samuel Fal lows and Dr. E. P. Murdock. past com mander in Chicago and member of Far ragut post G. A. R., who had been se lected to make the dedicatory speech, left G. A. R. headquarters at the Palm er House, and escorted by the Wilkinson post No. 9, of New York, a detachment of the Illinois Association of Naval Vet erans and the Illinois First regiment band, were driven down Michigan ave nue to the big white arch erected in honor of the veterans of the navy. After the band had played "America," the crowd meantime standing with un covered heads. Bishop Samuel Fallows delivered a prayer. Commodore George L. Seavey, national commander of the naval veterans, then introduced Dr. Murdock, who.In a brief, eloquent speech, eulogized the grey headed tars for the part they took in the fight for the union and dedicated the arch to their honor. Again the veterans and thousands of spectators uncovered as the band played "The Star Spangled Banner." Bishop Fallows delivered the benedic tion and Commodore Seavey and his escort left immediately for Randolph street and Michigan avenue to take their places in the parade of the naval vet erans. VETERANS FALL OUT. Chicago, Aug. 27. Dr. W. D. Turner, a prominent and wealthy physician of Pasadena, Cal., and a member of John I. Godfrey Post G. A. R., of that city, is in the custody of the police awaiting the outcome of the injuries inflicted on Daniel J. Carroll, who lies at the point of death in a hospital with a fracture of the skull and hemorrhage of the brain. Dr. Turner was riding on a street car when Carroll entered and it is alleged abused the doctor, afterward attempting to strike him. In the struggle Carroll was pushed from the car, striking on hi3 head. MANY REGRETS. General John C. Black today received a telegram from Major General William R. Shafter, commanding the depart ment of the Pacific expressing regret at not being able to attend the Grand Army encampment for the reason that "a large number of men, horses and military supplies were being shipped to China and that within the next ten days several vessels were to be loaded which required his attention." Major General E. S. Otis also tele graphed from Rochester, N. Y., that he regretted circumstances would prevent his attendance. Governor John R. Tanner at Glen wood Springs, Colo., and Senator John M. Thurston and C. H. Grosvenor at Washington, telegraphed their regrets at being unable to attend the encamp ment. RUN DOWN BY A CAB. Chicago, Aug. 27. Sampson Wellman, a veteran from East St. Louis, 111., was run down by a cab this noon and sus tained injuries which will probably prove fatal. ' MR.- MILLER FOUND: Man Supposed to Have Been Murdered Living, in Salina. Chas. Miller, the man who mysteriously disappeared from Topeka last September, has been heard from. He is living In Sa lina, where he has been ever since leav ing here, and is working at the carpenter trade. Mr, Miller suddenly disappeared from Topeka, and it was thought he had been murdered, and blood stains near his place of business gave credence to this theory, which was advanced by the police and was generally conceded to be correct by everyone who paid any attention to the case. The bloody trail was followed by the police down along the river and far into the country, but nothing was ever found that would lead to the conviction of any of the numerous suspects. Mr. Miller told his brother, who has just returned from Salina, that he walked from his house to the Union Pacific depot and took the train without any attempt at concealment. It seems very strange that this could be done without someone with whom he was acquainted seeing him. In the investigation that followed his dis appearance not a single trace could be found of him, and no one saw him leave the house or walking on the street. If they did they failed to say anything of It, and as it was town talk. It appears that a report would certainly have been made had he been seen. It seems now that there was a little family trouble and that Mr. Miller was not exactly well mentally when he left. That Is the explanation offered. He will not return here but will remain hvSalina until after the fair which will be held In that place this fall, when he will go to Kansas City, where he has secured em ployment. BOERSATBAY. They Make a Determined Stand in Roberts' Front. Fighting Was in Progress Throughout Sunday. London, Aug. 27. The following dis patch was sent today by Lord Roberts: "Belfast (Sunday) August 26, engaged the enemy the greater part of the day over a distance of nearly thirty miles. Littleton's division and two brigades of cavalry, all under Buller, operated southwest of Delmamutha. French, with two brigades of cavalry northwest of Belfast, ia driving the enemy to Lekenvly, on the Belfast-Lydenburg road. As soon as French, reached Lekenvly Fole-Carew advanced from Belfast in support. "The enemy, in considerable strength, opposed Buller's. and Pole-Carew's ad vance. They brought three long toms and many other guns and pompons (quick firing guns) into action. The firing, until dark, was hotly persistent. Buller hopes his casualties will not ex ceed forty. Fole-Carew has not yet reported. The Boers are making a de termined stand. They have a large number of guns, the country is difficult and well suited for their tactics, and is less favorable to cavalry than any we have hitherto worked over." GEN. OLIVIER CAPTURED. London, Aug. 27. The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts: "The Boers have been beaten back by Bruce Hamilton at Winburg. General Olivier has been captured. The text of Lord Roberts' dispatch from Belfast under today's date an nouncing the capture of General Olivier, shows that three of Oliver's sons also were captured In the attack which the Boers made from three sides on Win burg. Lord Roberts adds that General Oliver was "the moving spirit among the Boers in the southeast portion of the Orange colony during the war." FIFTY STRICKEN. From Eating Poisonons Food at a Picnic. New York, Aug. 27. Seven hundred at tended the harvest home festival at Griggstown, N. J., to celebrate the suc cessful gathering of the year's crop. Two hours after the festival began fifty per sons in attendance were stricken with se rious illness from something they had eaten and had to be conveyed to their homes. Five members of the household of Charles Howell Cook, of Belle Meade, were severely stricken, as were several families in the vicinity of Harlingnen. No one has died as yet, but many are re ported to be seriously 111. USED A RAZOR. Dusky Lovers Fall Out and the Man is Slashed. Kate Parish and Simon Jones, both col ored, are In trouble agpin. Kate and Simon give the police more trouble than any two people in town except the joints. They had a quarrel last night down in Smoky Row and were given a ride In Patrol Driver Bundy's chariot. Simon said that Kate sassed him and he struck her with a rock, which so aggravated her that she carved him with a razor on the arm. The doctor took a few stiches i" the wounded member, and when Simon 'was landed In jail he begged to be released be cause the wound gave him heart failure. The couple have had several previous encounters, and when one is arrested the other .always secures bond for release, but last night they both got In together, -and had to spend the night in jail. ALLEGED HORSE THIEF. Escaped From Officers at Hays City Caught After 20 Mile Chase. Hays City. Aug. 27. A passing mover was arrested here charged with horse stealing. While being taken to jail he jumped on a horse and was chased twenty miles before he was recaptured. Several farmers gave valuable assistance in catch ing him. Gold From Nome. Seattle, Wn., Aug. 27. The steamship Ohio has arrived from Nome with 332 passengers and treasure estimated at $2, 000,000. About one-third of the gold came from Nome. The Klondike contributed the balance. The steamer South Port land arrived with $40,000 in gold from Nome and 113 steerage passengers. Weather Indications. Chicago, Aug. 27. Forecast for Kan sas: Partly cloudy with showers to night and in east portion Tuesday; var iable winds. FOUGIITALL NIGHT Battle Between Officers and an Accused Woman. Grows Out of Attempt to Serve a Warrant. CHARGE OF MURDER. Mrs. C. W. Wright of Gilman, 111., Resists Arrest. Two Persons Killed, Six Wound ed and House Burnd. REINFORCED BY MOB. Large Number of Citizens Join With the Constables. Accused and Her Friends Put Up Stubborn Defense. Gilman, 111., Aug. 27. Two men killtd. three wounded two of them perhaps t. tally, one woman wounded, and her res idence burned, are the results of an alt night battle between a mob and Mrs. Dr. C. W. Wright, who was accused of th& murder of Bessie Salter, the 16 year old daughter of a citizen- of Gilman. The dead: JOHN MYERS, laborer, employed by! Mrs. Dr. Wright. MICHAEL RYAN, citizen, serving aa deputy constable. Fatally wounded: Lawrence Ryan, brothel of the dead man, wounded in abdomen. George Willoughby, citizen, shot through left lung. Mrs. Dr. C. W. Wright, shot through right shoulder, bullet taking downward course. Seriously wounded: Peter Laurer, member of citizens at tacking party; shot through stomach. Early in the evening the first act of the tragedy was performed, when Con stable Nllestead went to the house on the outskirts of the town, occupied by Mrs. Wright, to serve on the occupant a warrant sworn out after the coroner's Jury had declared her guilty of murder. A number of deputies gathered upon the street accompanied byConstableNilestead Mrs. Wright barred the door, and in forcing an entrance, the constable en countered unexepected opposition. They broke the outer door open and entered the darkened rooms. Michael Ryan felt his way across the first room, and was about to enter the door of the inner apartment, when a shot rang out and he fell dead. The constables made a hur ried exit and formed a picket line around the building. At regular inter vals they fired into the building In the hope that the occupants would surren der, but without success. Finally, it waa determined to set fire to the building. The recent rains had so dampened its timbers that the fire would not catch andefter burning some outbuildings th? posse gave up the experiment and fell back to their original plan of driving out Mrs. Wright. About 3 o'clock the family of Michael Ryan arrived. The dead man had been carried to the bushes near the house where he met his death. A mob of pro bably 250 people had gathered, most of them were armed. The scenes of grief which followed the arrival of Ryan's wife and children fired the crowd with frenzy. They seized dozens of bundles of straw, saturated them with petroleum, piled them against the front and skies of the so-called hospital and applied the torch. In a moment the place was a mass of flames. Shot after shot rang from the upper window, and George Wil loughby, a local representative of the Standard Oil company, fell with a bullet in the left side. The next victim was Peter Hauer, a member of the attacking party. These casualties so angered th.; crowd that they vollied the house as fast as they could load their firearms. Contrary to expectations no screams followed the progress of the flames and the mob began to think that the inmates of the burning house had been cremated. Suddenly, from a bunch of timber in the rear, several shots came in the direction of the mob. These were answered a hundred to one and the fire was quickly silenced. Members of the mob rushed to the tirnber, and in the dim light of the coming dawn, found the body of John Myers, a blacksmith who had been em ployed by Mrs. Wright, stretched in the death agony. He was shot in a dozen places about the head and shoulders, showing that he had been lying on his face, firing at his enemies. Nearby lay Mrs. Wright, a ragged hole in her shoulder. The mob carried her down town, jeer ing as they went. She was taken to the council chamber and physicians endeav ored to resuscitate her. Up to 9 a. ni. they had been unsuccessful and it is probable she will die. The mob imme diately dispersed. It had been reported that there were three women in the house besides Mrs. Wright, but they were not found. The house was destroy ed with its contents. Mrs. Dr. "Wright was about 50 years of age. It is stated that she was form erly an actress. For some time she has been conducting a lying-in-hospital on the outskirts of Gilman. The death of Bessie Salter in the house last Friday and the verdict of the coroner's Jury Sat urday caused the Issuance of a warrant for her arrest, which resulted in the wholesale shooting and probable death of the principal. Madam Wright was brought to the city hall and a strong guard placed over her. A crowd soon assembled at the city hall and threats of lynching were uttered. Every effort was made to quiet and disperse the mob but at 9:30 o'clock this forenoon the mob made an other demonstration, smashing in the windows with stones and clubs. This culminated in a shot being fired through the window by one of the mob, barely missing the woman. The officers finally restored order, but it seemed probable that there would be further trouble. The coroner's Jury adjourned till 1 o'clock. The prisoner, Mrs. Wright, was tak n by Sheriff Martin to Paxton at noon by rail, and will be taken to the Watseka jail. The mob became more quiet this afternoon and no further demonstration is feared in Gilman. It is rumored the mob will attack the Watseka jail. The coroner's Jury immediately took up the case of John Meyers, but no evidence has been given to disclose who fired the . shot that killed him.