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Many refugees from China are arriv. ing in Japan. Indian troops are daily arriving at Ilonglioug en route to Taku.' The Ninth cavalry will go from San Francisco to China early in August. Forty people were injured by a street car jumping the track at Mineral Ridge, 0., and turning over. Four were seriously injured. Favorable action has been taken hpon the application of Brigadier-Uen. eral James II. Wilson, U. S. volunteers, for active service in China. The Chinese, before they fled from ,Tien Tsin, killed all their own wound. ed, it is reported, to prevent their fall 'ing into the handls of foreigners. The revelation of the ability of the Chinese forces in the north to stand thiergrountls against the interrationals ds producing inevitable results in tbo south. The postottice department has au thorized an international exchange of mails betwreen Skaguay, Alaska, and White horse, in the Yukon district of Canada. . Mrs. Julia Stone, mother of Mrs. John Iay, wife of the secretary of state, died in Cleveland, O., last week after an illness of several weeks of heart failure. A rainfall of over one-half foot hag deluged the section about Sioux City, ,Ia. Small streams are out of their bank and it is feared the damage to crops will be great. A report from llamburg says that detectives have arrested Secretary Kettenburg of the United States con sulate at that place for the emltegrle. wente' of 20,u00 marks. The exports of gold and silver from .New York to all countries for the past week agg:egate $7419,;i1 in silver bars and coin, and tt2, 101t,iC.4 gold. The imr ports were S-l6,ti2O gold and 8$102,3:0 silver. Four German officers, who have been acting as President Kruger's military advisers, have just, arrived at Lourenco Marques, having received orders from Berlin to proceed to active service in China. A postotlice has been established at the 1Tnited States naval station, l'ago Pago, Somoa, Mrs. M. II. Hudson, wife of Chief Ioatswai n Iludson _ni ted 'tates navy, has been appointed post ,naster. Orders have been issued assigning lirig.-Gen Charles I. 11umphrey, now chief quartermaster at lHavana, as chief qaartermaster on the statf of Gen. Chal'ee, in charge of the Chinese ex pedition. Telegraphy by the use of typewriters in place of the ordinary clicking keys and sounders, familiar in telegraph ofliecs, has been made possible by two Chicago men, Z. (. Slholes and A. C. Gilmore. Paris, which has been one of the most backward cities in the world as regards transportation facilities, has inaugurated an underground metro politan railway, similar to that in London. Executors of the will of George Al. Pullman have turned over to the board of directors of the Pullman free school of manual traning $1,200,000, the amount decreed for building such institution. Reports received from various points says that the trouble in China is seriously affecting the German textile trade in Glad bach, Ilocholt and Kaiser. slautern where altogether 2800 men are locked out. The pay of Macieabhce soldiers in the lPhilippines will be just one-hall that given to .\ meri-an troops owing to the fact that they are to be paid in AMexican silver, while the Americans are paid in gold. A fourth body supplosed to be thai of a member of the ill-fated lIalfe Clayton party murd ered on the l)awson trail last winter has ieen found four miles above Selkirk, on the Yukon. and forwarded to 1i« n son. A bout :20,o0 pIlel pa rticipated last week in the Worll's ( hristian En deavor ionivention on the Alexandria palace grounds. lMeetings were held Himultaneously in the theater, concert hall and large market. Attorney-lenceral Crow of Missouri has filed in the state supreme court quo warranto proceedings against the St. Louis Transit company, and the United Railroad company, asking that their charters be revoked. The Government authorities are finding the present Chinese agitation is having the usual effect of stimulat ing cranks and agitators and many of the highest officials have received anonymous letters containing threats. W. P. Reinich is under arrest in St. Louis charged with belonging to an organized band of expert telegraphers who work in league with train robbers by advising them of prospective ship ments of money by express anti rail road companies. The development of the photographs taken in Georgia by Prof. Charles Burckhalter of the Chabot observatory during the solar eclipse on May 28th, has demonstrated beyond a doubt the success' of hiis new method - of astronomical photography. ANOTHER CONGER MESSAGE. Powers Believe Chin. is Faking Messages to Delay Action of Allies. A second cablegram purporting to have come from ('onger, American rep resentative at P'ekin, has been received at Washington. Its tenor has increas ed the belief in Europe, and especially in London, that there *is no hope for the foreign legations in Pekin, and that the elaborate fabric of the dis patches which the Chinese are build ing to pursuade the civilized world that the ministers are still alive is only intended to enable them to gain time to complete preparations for war. The message is dated July 4, but is representedsas having reached Tien Tsin the 21st. but was not cabled to Washington until the 2;th, is as fol lows: "Been besieged two weeks, British legation. Irave danger general nmas sacre by Chinese soldiers, who are shelling legation daily. Ielief soon, if at all. City without government, except by Chlinese army, determined to massacle all foreigners in Pekin. Entry relief forces into Pekin proba bly hot ly contested." The Shanghai correspondlent of the London Daily Mail asserts that a Chi naman who was employed at the Brit ish legation as a writer and interpre ter has escaped from Pekin to Niu Chang. and that le declares that at the time he left. Pekin most of the members of the legations were dead and tlhe condition of the others hope. less. II,' :ays that Sir Robert hlart, director of the Chinese Imperial IMari time Customs, died July 2nd, The British premier and minister of foreign affrirs, Lord Salisbury, has notified Ambassador Choate that it is impossible to a',"ept the evidence sub mitted by the Chinese or transmitted by the United States regarding the safety of the foreign mninisters at lPe kin, and that until their safety was fully established the lBritish govern ment would be unable to discuss any question of mediation or kindred mats ters. NEELY DEFALCATION. Amount Stolen Approsxieles 150.000- Rathlionie I )mplicated. The postmaster general has made public the report of Fourlh Assistant I'ostm!nster General Blristowa, who in vestigated the Cuban postal frauds. Mr. liristow finds that Necly's emblez, zluements a gg'regated -1, 0,(o000 and say4 he was justifield in recomlmending the removal of I)irector-G( eneral I.athbone. VWhlcther or not the latter was guilty withi Neely, he saxs that there can be' no doubt in the matter of per diem al lowantce of personal expenses and war; rants cashed and accountlied for, lie un lawfully appropriated toiuse the man ey of the I'nited States. For this, lihe says, he believes lMr. ltathbone should be retluired to answer. Mlr. liristow explains that the bu reau of ti;tioce iniugurated by Rath bone, of which Neely was appointted chief, was started July 7 9.ISl. 'Llhi bureau was charged a\ith the custody of all statements and postal supplies. The report says that no accounts O. the unbonded postmaster were re quired, remittances being entered as cash sales, and the only information the auditor's ollice had of these trans actions catme from Neely himself. There was no check whatever on his transactions. SHOT HER DAUGHTER. Insane Mother Attempts the Life of lier Child. Mrs. James Gadsden, a prominent resident of Schuyler, Neb., shot her daughter Alice, aged 13, twice, inllict ing serious if not fatal wounds. Mrs.: Gadsden is insane, having returned re" cently from a hospital. She says shd only regrets that it did not prove in stantly fatal, saying that she had to shoot the child to save her from bieing chopiped up. Site imagined she was to be hung herself and that the chiilren were to be chopped up. CiahlM Mllust Act First. The state depart ment is again in a waiting attitude regarding China. It has frankly, promptly and fully an swered the Chinese emperor's appeal for mluediation, and the eorrespondetcle. given publicity nlakes it appe.a that the next move is for the Chlines government to accept or reject the terms at once, and in either case tie answer must convey tidings of thel st:ate of affairs at Peking and the wel. fare of the legationers. This L.ooks Ituad. Viceroy Talc Lu, who succeeded Li IHung Chang at Canton, gave the con, suls assurances Wednesday that all the foreign ministers in Pekin werd safe July 21. At the same time hel published an imperial decree ordering, all the viceroys and governors to pre pare for war. Gold Democrats Endorse McKinley. By a unanimous vote of the national committee of the National (gold) Dem ocrats, it was decided not to unite with the an ti. imierialists. They also decided not to place a ticket in the field, but agreed to support McKinley and Roose. velt. The Kentucky member of the committee withdrew and announced that he would support Bryan and Ste. venson, claiming phatother issues over shadowed the silver question.. Less thaii half the nem3izore.of .the. coanmit. tee were present. HELD MINISTERS AS HOSTAGES. .ellef GOows That Ministern Lives Will Be Ilartered in China. Li HIIung Chang's statement to sthe effect that, while the foreigners are alive, they would be killed immedi ately if the allied forces neared Pekin, is regarded in London by those who credit the reported survival of the for eign ministers as an indication that the latter are held as hostages and that their lives will be made the subject of negotiations by the Chinese. Hence Li Hung Chang's anxiety to keep the powers from Pekin as long as pos sible. Consultations are in progress be tween cabinet ministers and officials as to the course to be pursued should the ministers prove to be alive. The contingency of China holding them as hostages is uppermost in the minds of all. Sir Claude MacDonald's message dated July 4, appealing for relief, is regarded by many in London as only a prelude to the absolute confirmation of the massacre. This is the opinion also of the Japanese minister. The news papers suggest that the British minis ter's dispatch was held back and re leased about the same time as Mr. Con ger's, under the same conditions. TEXAS POPULISTS. Jteeolve to Copyright Platform to Keep it from Being Stolen. The Populist state convention of Texas has nominated a full state tick et, headed by Jerome T. Kirby for gov ernor. The platform follows the mid dle-of-the-road policy, opposes fusion and makCs no mention of Bryan. It does not contain any reference to im perialism or expansion. The follow ing resolution was passed unanimous ly. ''Whereas, Past experience has proved that Populist platforms are tempting to Democratic politicians, be it therefore "Resolved, That the chairman of the executive committee be hereby in structed to have the Populist platform copyrighted before the Democratic convention, August Sth." PROVIDING A NAVAL BASE. Naval Department Preparing for Eventu alities in the East. The navy department is preparing for possible eventualities arising out of the situation in China. One of the great dilliculties which would confront the United States in the event of naval varfare in Chinese waters is the lack of a naval base close to the scene of operations. lainila is 2,000 miles from Taku, while some of the other powers have bases within striking distance. A fleet of colliers will have to be util ized to take out coal for our ships and to ply back and forth between our squad(lron and Manila, and as a precau tionary measure the colliers purchased luring the Spanish war, which had ione out of commission, are being fitted out for service. Germany's Reply to China's Appeal. Count von liuelow, German minister of foreign affairs, has made reply to the appeal of the emperor of China for German mediation between the powers and the Chinese government. In sub. stance, Count you lnuelow said he would not submit the telegram from the Pekin y 'ernment to the emperor so long as the fate of the legations and other foreigners in Pekin was not ascer tained, nor until the Chinese govern ment had atoned for the murder of the A:erman minister in Pekin, Baron von Ketteler, and had given guarantees that in future its conduct would be in harmony with international law and the usages of civilization. Germans D)on't Like Medlation. Berlin papers devote considerable attention to President McKinley's con sent to mediate, anti the comment is all unfavorable. Surprise is generally ,xpressed that \Washington takes ('ii nose offlicial news seriously. The Ilerliner TIageblatt complains that the United States government is "so con vinced of the wisdom of its ('hina policy that it is preparing in advance to lay the blame for its non-success on grovernineuts less credulous th an I'resi lent. McKinley and Secretary IIay%." The paper goues on to show that "the ['uited States has been taken in tow by China." ROCK SPRINGS PEOPLE ANGRY Indignant Over Sensationaltt Reports Re gard.Lg T'rouble Wit h Chinese. The sensational reports alleging the immninence of a massacre of Chinese laborers at Rock Springs, Wyo., seem to have no foundation in fact. The adjutant-general sent to investigate affairs, wired as follows; "No trouble and no cause for alarmn. C'i;al as: in dignant on account of sensational and mischievous newspaper reports." Nicaraguan ioundary Settled. Amid great military, civil and re ligious pomp, the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican government engineers and General E. P. Alexander of South Car olina, arbitrator of the boundary dis pute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, appointed by President Cleve land have signed maps delimiting the boundary recently agreed upon. This ceremony terminated a dispute which has often'threateined Wvar between the two governments during the last forty years. McKINLEY WILL MEDIATE. Conditions Imposed, However, That For eigners are Protected and Re volt Pat Down. The president has listened to the ap. peal of the Chinese government as transmitted through Minister Wu and has signified his willingness to medi ate between the imperial government and the powers, but only upon condi tions which first must be met by the Chinese government. The president demands the protec tion of all foreigners, missionarires and traders in China, and the restoration of order. With this much accom plished, the state department feels that it can properly approach the powera with the Chinese propositions for t) settlement for what has occurred. MINISTERS ARE SAFE. Chinese Government will Undertake to Send them to the Coast Under Military Guard. The state department has received a dispatch from Mr. Goodnow, the consul general at Shanghai, saying that Prince Tuan wvires thatan oflicerof the Tsung Li Yamen saw all the ministers on the 18th; that none were injured, and that no attack was at that time being made. He does not say to whom the dispatch of Prince Tuan was addressed, and it is to a certain extent at variance with the dispatch of Mr. Conger of thatdate, describing the legation as being under fire at that time. The Chinese government has an. nounced its intention of sending the ministers to the coast under guard of imperial troops. Alaska Boundary. The. work of delimiting the provis ional boundary in the disputed Alaska Canadian territory having been com pleted in that part crossing the Dalton trail and touching the Porcupine dis trict, the Americans in that district find that they have lost a large part of what they believed was rightfully American territory. Tile survey has been run and the monuments set with in the last few weeks by O. H. Tittman of Washington, D. C., and W. F. King of Ottawa, and assistants, who have simply followed instructions as set forth in the modus vivendi agreed to provisionally some months ago by sec retary hay on the part of the United States and British representatives, after the adjournment of the joint high commission. RUSSIANS REPULSE CHINESE. Two Encounters IHave Taken Place Near Wel- ial-Wel. Two encounters are reported to have taken place between Russian and Chi nese forces near Wei-Ilai-Wei. The latter, it is reported, were repulsed after a stubborn encounter. M. Krutizlci, engineer of the Eastern Chinese railway, telegraphing from Algatchi, in the Trans-Baikal territory, reports the occupation of Chai Lar, by Chinese troops. The Russiaps, accord ing to this dispatch, continued to con. centrate at Charbin. KILL 1,500 HEAD OF SHEEP. Colorado Cattlemen Wage War on Wyo ming Herders. A courier has arrived in Rawlins from the southern part of Carbon county with the report that a party of mountain cattlemen from Routt county, Colorado, had visited the sheep camp of Martin Johnson, just across the Wycming line, in Routt county, and had slaughtered over 1,500 head of sheep. The animals were shot down, but the herders were not molested, al though they were warned to bring no more sheep acoss the Wyoming line. USED PAPER CADAVERS. Woman Pleads (Guilty to Charge of Con spiracy to Defraud. Miss Margaret Shehan, former finan cial secretary of the Illinois Council of Knights and Ladies of Security, a fra ternal insurance order, has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to de fraud that organization of S6,850. Paper cadavers were used as a basis for the collection of the money alleged to be due on policies. Delocralic National lHeadquarters. National headquarters for the Demo crats have been established on the see ond floor of the Auditorium, Chicago, which were occupied by the Paris ex position commissioners. There are fourteen rooms in the suite, providing ample space for the bus;ness of the campaign. Japan Volcano Active. Mount Azuma, near Bandaisan, Ja pan, which was the scene of a volcano disaster in 1888, broke into eruption Tuesday, July 17. Two hundred per sons were killed or injured. Several villages were engulfed in streams of lava. HOPE IN SECOND MESSAGE. State Department Again Asks Word From Conger. If an answer is received to the second telegram, which has been sent through the Chinese minister at Washington to Mr. Conger, and that answer should bear international evidence of genu ineness, the government, with the ad ditional information which Mr. Con. ger may transmit, feels that it will be able to move intelligently toward the rescue of the beleaguered foreigners. FUSION DEFEATED IN IDAHO. POPULISTS AND DEMOCRATS COULD NOT AGREE. Coeur d'Alene Affairs the Bone of Conten tlon-Democrats and Silver Reputillcans Unite - Popullts go It Alone. After numerous sessions and confer ences lasting through four and a half days between the fusion forces in Ida ho, complete union of issues and men failed because of demands made by the Populists which the Democrats would not accede to. The Democrats and Silver Republicans joined issues and united on a ticket, the senator and secretary of state going to the Silver Republicans, the Democrats taking the rest. The conventions of the three parties met at different halls in Pocatello Tuesday noon, and after completing organization and appointing conference committees adjourned. The first con test in the Democratic convention was over the Coeur d'Alene delegation, which resulted in seating the one op posed to tse state administration of affairs in that county. The chief cause which defeated per feet fusion was the Coeur d'Alene troubles. The Populists demanded as their portion the governor, secretary of state and attorney-general-in other words the state pardoning board-and one elector. The Democrats would concede nothing which would place the miners of the north in control of the pardoning board, nor that would re flect in any way on Governor Steunen berg's administration of affairs in Shoshone county. As a final effort at fusion, the Populists agreed to be sat isfied with a resolution denouncing Steunenberg's administration of affairs so far as the trouble with the miners were concerned, but the Democrats voted it down unanimously. Both parties proceeded to name tickets as follows: DEIMOCRATIC TICKET. For presidential electors, J. W. Reid, E. J. Dockery, Sam J. Rich; senator, Fred T. Dubois, Silver Republican; congressman. James Graham of Koote nai; supreme court judge, C. O. Stock slager of Blaine; governor, Captain Frank W. Hunt of Lemhi; lieutenant governor, Thomas F. Terrill of Ban nock; secretary of state, C. J. Bassett of Bingham, Silver Republican; audi tor, J. S. Barrett, of Bear Lake; state superintendent of public instruction, Miss Permeal French of Blaine; attor ney-general, Frank Martin of Ada; treasurer, Dr. J. J. Plumer of Owyhee; state superintendent of mines, C. H. Harvey of Blaine. POPULIBT TICKET. For congress, T. L. Glenn of Bear Lake; governor, J. W. Ballentine of Blaine; lieutenant-governor, L. N. B. Anderson of Latah; secretary of state, M1. F. Eby of Ada; auditor, E. W. Jones of Boise; treasurer, A. M. Slattery of Fremont; attorney general, Judge Hi. F. Wallace of Canyon; superintendent of public instruction, Miss Permeal French: mining inspector, Mr. Jacobs of Ada; supreme judge, Texas Angel of ..aine; presidential electors, Charles Mullen of Boise, F. W. Barton of Latah, and D. H. Andrus of Ada. Prohibition Candidate For President. John J. Wooley, Prohibition candi date for the presidency of the United States has been formally notified of his nomination. I accept this nomination, he said, not as the leader of a forlorn hope, but as a color-bearer in the next and greatest forward movement of humanity, for it seems well within the lines of the most studious moderation to believe that organized conscience as represented by the church, and organized greed as represented by the liquor traffic, are forming rapidly in American politics, for the greatest pitched battle of the age. Bones of American Heroes to be Removed. Colonel W. J. Scully of the quarter master's department, U. S. A , has gone to Mexico to disinter and bring back for burial in the San Antonio govern mnent cemetery the bones of American soldiers who fell in the battle of Buena Vista, fought near Saltillo, Mexico, in 1846, between the Americans under General Zachary Taylor and the Mexi cans under Santa Anna. The re-. mains of about 700 Americans lie where they were buried on the battlefield. WOOL IN TEXAS. Growers Are Holding Back, Refusing to Accept Current Prices. Reports from various points in Texas show that 2,000,000 pounds of wool are being held in the state because growers refuse to accept current prices, and that there is perhaps as much more held at uncounted points and on the ranches. The growers have held a con ference and agreed to hold the entire clip indefinitely. Landing Troops at Nagasaki. As was anticipated, the Japanese government has given its cheerful' assent to the application of the United States government for permission to land armed troops and military sup plies at Nagaski in transit to Taku, China. Boxer Rising in Turkestan. St. Petersburg papers assert that' alarming news has been received from Kulja, in Turkestan, where Boxer em missaries are reported to be trying .to cause a rising among the inhabitants. NORTHWEST NOTES.. Cut worms are doing great injury to' the crop in the Puyallup valley, Wash ington. A 810,000 rock depot will be built at Rock Springs by the Union Pacific. The town council will build a viaduct over the track where the crossing now is. Forty-seven canneries in Fraser river will close down for the seasboi, the dead-lock between canners and fisher men being as far from settlement as ever. The condition of the deciduous fruib crop is most disastrous to the southern California growers. as many of them will have absolutely nothing to sell this year. S. Harold Webb-Peploe, alias J. A. Powell, alias Preston, is under arrest in San Francisco awaiting extradition to Ouray, Colo., on a charge of larceny as bailee and another of embezzlement. A Portland special says General Wil son, chief of engineers, has approved the recommendations of Captain W. W. Harts with regard to the taking of surveys of tihe Snake river from Lewis ton to lRiparia. John L. Beveridge, ex-Governor of Illinois and a former member of Cot gress from Illinois, announced himself as a candidate for the Republican Congresssonal nomination in the Sixth California district. The Chinese merchants of Portland recently held a meeting and adopted a resolution that the Chinese citizens of Portland, Or., condemn and disapproves the awful outrages perpetrated one peaceful foreigners in China by the usurper Prince Tuan and his hordes of Boxers. A band of 2,000 sheep, owned by Caulson & Calhoun, were shipped east several weeks ago from Gillette, Wyo., by Claulson. Since that time neither Caulson nor the sheep have been heard of, and officers have been put on the track. It is thought the entire flock. was sold by Caulson, who then skipped out. Prof. Auguste Mathez, the eminent mining expert of Denver, and party, who early last spring went to China in' the interests of Samuel Newhouse, and who a few weeks ago had to flee from Pekin for their lives, not having time. to collect and take their baggage with them, have reached San Francisco in safety. The title to forty acres of ground in the heart of Stratton's Independence mine at Cripple Creek has been attacked by a suit filed in Teller county. Th1' plaintiff, who is a dentist of Cripple Creek, claims the ownership of a half interest in the forty acres comprising the Wilson Creek placer, which is, em braced in the property sold in London about a year ago by W. S. Stratton for $10,000,000. Frank Carter, G. E. Studlcy, J. M. Curley and A. J Campbell have been run out of Rosburg, Or., for alleged complicity in a plot to burn store buildings and rob a milliner. A lynchimg movement was norrowly averted. Curley left hurriedly when suspicion first fell on him. It is claimed that Carter and Studley confessed. Campbell protests his innocence. The' three remaning men were given until 5 o'clock to leave. One left at 6 in the morning, the others at 1 in the afternoon. It is stated the object was, to provide employment for the con spirators. Judge W. H. Washington, a direct descendent of Augustine Washing ton, father of George Washington, died recently of consumption at Castle Creek Hot Springs, Arizona. He was 45 years old and alawyer of recognized ability. The army worm is doing great dam age in the vicinity of Sumner, Wash ington, and Governor Rogers has or dered an entomologist from Pullman to make an investigation and suggest a means of getting rid of the unwelcome army. Fire at Spokane last week, in the Holland-Horr lumber yard, caused a loss of $50,000. The fire resulted from a dust explosion and soon spread over acres of dry lumber. Several firemen were overcome by heat, but subse quently recovered. John Meeker, who disappeared from Phoenix, four years ago, and against whose wife a suspicion of murder has since rested, has been located in Ar kansas. He claims to have suffered a sunstroke and recently came to him self in an asylum. A Salvation Army colony has been established at La Junta, Colorado. Most of the colonists hail from Chi cago. If the venture proves success ful the sending of people from over crowded cities to the country will be made a feature of army work. The greatest drought in the history of Arizona was broken last week by copious rains. The drought caused great losses to stockmen and farmers and has stimulated the building of a reservoir and irrigation system, esti mated to cost $2,500,000. Paul May and Benny Burton, aged 16, were drowned at Laramie last week. The water was cold and sev eral men were siezed with cramps while attempting ta recover the bod ies, which had lodged in a deep hole. near where the boys disappeared.