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THE TRANSVAAL CAPITAL FALLS PRETORIA SURREXDERS UNCONDITIONALLY TO THE BRIT ISH FORCES VXDER LORD ROBERTS. BATTLE PRECEDES CAPTURE—WAR VIRTUALLY AT EXD. Lord Roberts sent a dispatch from Pretoria announcing the unconditional nder of the city, and it was stated at the War Office that the British Com mander in Chief entered the town at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. A short eng - at preceded the town's capitulation, the Boers opening five ' ' concealed artillery and attempting to flank the British, the move mer' the work of General Hamilton's troops. The British I ■ Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry was cut off by the Boers near Lindley and captured. Lord Methuen's force arrived on the scene ton late to re- - prisoners, though the Boer troops were put to flight. The war is now considered to be virtually at an end. The Boer commandoes opp< r at Laing's Xek are expected to withdraw to Lyden ■g, where a fin : may be made. ROBERTS MAKES NO TERMS. CITY'S CNCONDTTIONAL SI'RRENDER ASKED AND OBTAINED London. June 5. — The War Office has received the folio-wing- dispatch from Lord Roberts: Pretoria, June 5, 12:55 p. m. — Just before dark yesterday the enemy were beaten back from nearly ail the positions they had been holding, and lan Hamilton's mounted infantry followed them to within two thousand yards of Pretoria, through which they retreated hastily. De Lisle then sent an officer with a flag- of truce Into the town, demanding" its surrender In ay name. Shortly before midnight I was awakened by two officials of the South African Republic. Sandberg. military secretary to Com mandant-General Botha, a ■! a general officer of the Boer army, who brought me a letter from Botha proposing an armistice for the purpose of settling 1 the terms of surrender. I replied that I would gladly meet the Com mandant-General the rext morning, but that I was not prepared to discuss any terms, as the surrender of the town must be unconditional. I asked for a reply by daybreak, as I had or dered the troops to march on the town as soon as it was light. In his reply Botha told he had d» ; t he trusted ■ • would ted. A: 1 a. m. to-day, while on ': - - ■ It was arranged that Pretoria should be taken possession of by Her Majesty's troops at '2 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Botha and .Mrs. Kriiger are both in Pretoria. Some few of the British prisoners have been taken away, but the majority are Etill at WatervaL Over a hundred of the offi cers are in Pretoria. The few I have seen are looking well. It was announced verbally at the War. Office -■ ts entered Pre toria at 2 - . African time. BOERS' FA INT RESTS TA XCE. siABCH TO THE CAPITAL A STUDY IX MANCEUVRIV (Copyright; 1U00: By The New- York Tribune.] [BT CABLB TO THE TRIBUNE.] London. June 6. 1 a. m. The promenade from Cape Town to Pretoria was tnded yesterday after a battle of manoeuvres, rather than serious fighting. Lord Roberts gives a detailed descrip tion of this engagement, and helps thereby to dignify the entry of the British troops into the capital. The details have a hollow ring, and it is not clear that the resistance offered by the Boers was serious. The Boers, when attacked by the mounted infantry and the yeomanry, fell back upon a position in the rear, where they ha.d concealed several guns. The naval guns and the batteries of artillery moved up with the infantry brigade behind them, and the Dutch retired. The Boers then made a feeble attempt to turn the left flank of the Eritish army, but •were thwarted when General Hamilton's col umn of mounted infantry filled the gap. The Boers retreated, and Lord Ro'oerts's army, after bivouacking overnight, entered Pretoria yester day afternoon, the Guards leading- the way. The casualties were not neavy and the engagement was a series cf manoeuvres on each side, without desperate or persistent fighting in defence of the Dutch strong-hold. Lord Roberts was embarrassed by the Earl cf Rosslyn's enterprise last week in revealing the helplessness of panicstricken Pretoria and the facility with which it could be entered by the Britibh troops, and he was deprived of the cred:t of forcing bis way into the Boer capital. sirce the eagerness of the officials to surrender the town was proclaimed when he was not pre pared to advance. By waiting- six days he gave to the Boers On to recover from their panit and to make some show of defending the capi tal. The account of Monday's engagement and Tuesday's entry is better reading for each side in consequence cf the delay. The Bo^rs have the credit for making a final stand at Six Mile Spruit, and of seeking to ambuscade the British and then to outflank them, and Lord Roberts, instead cf marching In several days after the enemy had scuttled out, has the satisfaction of entering the capital in gallant style after a suc cessful engagement. MASTERLY TACTICS OP BRITISH. Lord Roberts does not appear to have used more than two brigades of infantry, with a etrong body of cavalry, and, while the heavy Suns were kept well In front, there was little *ork for them. He had stationed two brigades "f cavalry north of Pretoria, and General Hamil ton's column to the west, and had not attempted to concentrate his forces, since th« Boer com mandoes were not strong. After a few hours of manoeuvring the capital ■•^as left defenceless. The forts, constructed at the expense of the mine owners and strength ened during the rar were abandoned, the Creusots and Krupps and the famous Long Toms, which were to render Pretoria impreg nable, were taken east to the mountains, and tn*r capital, which President Krtlger's burghers had boasted would be defended for month after month, wai! surrendered after a single feeble engagement. The facility with, which Johannesburg and « on tinned on ai-coiil pagr. ONLY KwCftS TO ST LOVXB. NO EXTRA FARE. Pennsylvania Limited. L*nve B Hew York tvery morning.— Advt. YEOMAXRVMEET REVERSE. IRISH BATTALION CUT OFF BY BOERS NEAR LINDLEY. ■ [Coryrißht; 1900: By Th* New- York Tribunal [BY CABLE TO THE TRIBUNE. I London. June 'i, 6 a. m.— Late last night the news was received from Lord Roberts of the capture of the 13th Battalion of Imperial Yeo manry under Colonel Bpragge by a superior Boer force near Lindley. On Thursday, three days ago. It was stated that General Rundle's attack on the Boers near Penekal had relieved the pressure on Colonel Spragge's detachment a*kd enabled it to reach Lindley, but this must have been an overoptimistic view of the situa tion, for the little force was compelled to sur render. Th^ battalion included the I>uke of Cam a Own, two Belfast companies and a □ company of Imperial Yeomanry, and numbered probably between four and five hun dred men. Lord Methuen, of whom little has •ard of late, was at the time on a march ■ Heilbron side of Kroonstad. and Lord ■ ordered him to go to Colonel Spragge's mcc. Lord Methuen Accomplished a I rr.arh. but although he succeeded in -.? the intervening forty-four miles In was too late to effect a res . H" states, however, that he had a running fight with the Beers and routed them. The incident is really of not much importance, but It may serve as a warning- that there i« still a good deal of fighting to be done. A dispatch to 'The Express " says that Gen e.als Hunter and BaAefi-Foveli met at Lich tenburg, while the Central News states that the former general is marching en Potchefstroom. The news of the occupation of Pretoria is com- I upon I y all this morning's newspapers. Naturally great delight at British success Is ex :. and 4 r. two or thr^e Journals Lord Roberts is compared with Maryborough and -rton. _ T. N. F. OFF» LAX GERMAN VIEWS. Berlin, lone ".—The 'Norddeutsche Allge- Zeitung" prints a statement from an offi cial source regarding the results of the m rman Foreign Office into the cases of reported insult to the German flagr at East London. Port Elizabeth and Bendigo. It says: The a have been gr*-ai:y exaggerated in the German press, and th*- apology of th^ British Foreign Office has made a favorable impression h< To-day a high official of the Foreign Office said: . ie would Germany became a party to any attempt to prevent Great Britain reaping the fruits of her vie: •hat the British hnve occupied Pre ■ . appears In the r-- »ning papers, but in al- THE SENATE CONFIRMS HAZEL j NOMINATION APPROVED AT A MIDNIGHT EXECUTIVE SESSION". Washington, June s.— The Senate confirmed j the nomination of John R. Hazel to be United J States Judge for the Western District of New | York at an executive session, held at midnight. The nomination of Genera] Joseph Wheeler to i be brigadier-genera] was also confirmed, as were i most of the nominations sent In yesterday and to-day, except that of William Hay wood, of ; Honolulu, to be Collector of Customs for the | District of Hawaii. Among other nominations confirmed were the i following: ! CHARLES H. BROWN, to be Attorney of the United Slates for th* Western District of New- York. | "WILLIAM R. COMPTON', to be Marshal for the Western District of New-York. j GEORGE B. CT"RTIP.=. to be Attorney for the Northern Dthtnct of New-York. i THEODORE L. POOLE. to be Marshal for the Northern District of New-York. ] Erieadier-Ger^nil ELWELL S. OTIS, U. S. A., to be major-general. \ JOHN E. KEN'DRICK. to be Marshal for the District of Khode Island. TO OVERHAUL TURKISH FLEET. Cons:.. June s.— The Government has i contract with the AT »««Vlfi Company, of for the renovation of eight Turkish iron dads, and is negotiating with the Krupp com rni . ..••in. A WARXIXG TO AGRARIAXS. Berlin. June — "The Post." in a semi-official article, warns the German pr-.-ss against describ ing Anglo-American Inquiries concerning the Meat Inspection bill as an unwarrantable Intervention In home politics, because, it points out. such an at tack is calculated to provoke reprisals. The "Neuste Nachrichten" also remarks that Germany is not in a position to ignore th* foreign repre sentations. DEWEY STARTS FOR THE WEST. Washington, June 5— Admiral Dewey started to night at 9 o"clock over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for his trip to Columbus, Detroit and Grand Rapids. Mich. With him were Mrs Dewey, Lieutenant H. H. Caldwell and J. H. Maddy, representing the railroad company. On the centre window of each of the cars of the train was a miniature Admiral's flag, with its four etars on the aid of blu«. the only decorative feature apparent on the 'rein. Several hundred people, saw The party off The trip West Is slmplj a asocial one. and has. the Admiral says, no political significance. NEW 26 HOUR TRAIN TO CHICAGO VIA. PENN SYLVANIA RAILROAD. Leaves New York (West 23rd St. Station) 1:56 p. m. dally.— XEYV-YORK. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 6. 1000. -SIXTEEN PAQm.-w*Zg2S?J2Lmm FILIPINO REBELS ROUTED. GUNS AND AMMUNITION TAKEN-RES CUE PARTY FOR CAPTAIN ROBERTS. Manila. June 5. — Major Johnson, with two companies of the 29th Infantry and twenty five men of the 18th Infantry, sailed from Rom blom to the neighboring island of Tablas. where i:sembarke:l simultaneously in four con verging clumns. The Americana encountered about sixty rebels, who retreated, and they captured forty, including all the officers, to gether with 10.000 rounds of ammunition and twenty-four rifles. Forty men of the 29th Regi ment, with a lieutenant, were left as a garri son, the others returning- to Rombl<rn. Company E of the .V.th Regiment and Com pany C r of the 4th Retrirrii-in encountered fifty Insurgents behind stone trenches in the high mountains near Norzagaray. Province of Bula can. There was persistent righting, and seven Americans were wounded. Finally Company G, by a flanking movement, carried the trenches. Trumpeter Speaker, of Company G, has been commended for "determined bravery'" by Gen eral Fttnsi Troop Q of the 4th Cavalry, Company C of the 34th Regiment, and Company A of the '-2<i Regiment, are pursuing the captors of Cap tain Charles D. Roberts, who was taken by Filipinos while scouting n>-ar San Miguel de Mayumo on Kay 29. It is reported that the Filipinos have scattered in the trackless forests. Forty rifles, with artillery, and a considerable quantity of ammunition have been captured by the Americans in the mountains back of Dun alutihan. Thr°e Filipinos were aisn taken. The Am< ■■ stroyed the camp of Genera! Mascardo. The naiives report that irith two hundred men and five hun dred rifles, will surrender if he receives assur- B th.it h~ will not be imprison--'!. Yesterday, whil" scouting in the vicinity of Santo Tomas. Province of Nu< a. two ans w^re v. oui An Investigation Ini .- [ the burn '"andaha ha? red; it is alleged to have • loi Irunken sailors. 3< :;il local conmi isea recently re : anonymous ■ I lat -he Filipino crews of th( - •■! fciii ■ never a fa - •• i ■■ v ntly the steamers are now running with armM European guards. The mem ■ ■ Civil Commission are now (flees and places of residence. HODGSON I. EAVES COOMASBIE. GOVERNOR OF GOLD COAST BELIEVED TO BE IN GREAT PERIL. London. June 6 — ' The Daily Mail" has a dis patch fr m ■ ra la ■: Tuesday, saying ■ed there Thar Sir Frederic Mil rheE " son. Governor of the Gold Coast Colony, has - he had been besieged, and c is believed to be in great straits. MOORS READY TO ATTACK FRENCH. SERIOUS SITUATION* IX ALGIERS— COLUMNS JOINED AT ZOUBIA. London June 5 — Dispatches received this evening from Algiers portray a serious situa tion. Thousands of .Moors are massing at Figuig and in the nHiehhorhoo*.* preparing- fjar i n>ter mined attack upon the advanced posts French. The French columns have joined hands at Zoubia, but the men suffer terribly from heat and thirst, and hundreds of camels have . The French are preparing ir-tr^nchments. and repel an attack and even to iakr the - - ■ !.•-. --ssary. DE FIX ING CONSPIRACY. A BILL, OF GREAT INTEREST IX THE LABOR AND BUSINESS WORLD FAVOR ABLY REPORTED. "Washington, June s.— The House Committee on Judiciary to-day voted to report favorably the bill which has aroused widespread attention in the labor and business world limiting the meaning of tile word "conspiracy," and also the use of "re straining orders and injunctions." A provision was added that the act shall not apply in cases of threats, intimidation or coercion. The bill provides: That r.o agreement, combination or contract by or between two or more persons to do or procure to be done, or not. to do or procure not to be done, any act in contemplation or furtherance of any trade dispute between employers and employes in the District of Columbia or any Territory of the United States, or who may be engaj in inter state or foreign trade or commerce, shall be deemed criminal, nor shall those engaged therein be in die table or otherwise punish for the crime of conspiracy if such act committed by one person would not be punishable as a crime, nor shall any restraining order or injunction be issued with rela tion thereto. Provided, that the provisions of this act shall not apply to threats to injure the person or the property, business or occupation of any per son, firm, association or corporation, to intimida tion or coercion, or to any acts causing or in tended to cause an Illegal Interference by overt act* with the rights of others. Moth in this act shall exempt from punish ment, otherwise than as herein excepted, any per sons guilty of conspiracy for which punishment is now provided by any act of Congress, but such act of Congress shall, as to the agreements, combina tions and contracts hereinbeiore referred to, be construed as if this act were therein contained. TO BUILD FBEIGHTCAJtS IX THE SOUTH, AMERICAN CAR COMPANY WILL TRANSFER ITS PLANT FROM DETROIT TO FENSACOLA. New-Orleans, June 5 (Special).— dispatch, ema nating from Martin H. Sullivan, the wealthy tim ber owner of Pensacola, Fla., announces the de termination of the American Car Company, of De troit, to transfer its immense freightcar manu facturing plant to Pensacola. Mr. Sullivan spoke from knowledge acquired at Detroit, where he had been in consultation with R. A Alger and other men of the American Car Company management. Some weeks ago Sullivan closed the sale of a large slice of bis yellow pine timber n«»ar Pensacola to the car company for the sum of $1. 600,000 cash, re taining a large amount of timber land as his per sonal property. It is claimed as reason for the transfer of the plant to the South that material can be laid down at the factories at one-half the cost at Detroit, with a consequent reduction in selling price and increased profits. An immense force of men will be employed. Senator S. A. htm - lory, of Florida, has been attorney to complete the deal. WALDORF POLICEMAN LOSES AX ARM. Poticeman Barroa. of the West Thirtieth-st. sta tion, fell from a Thlrty-fourth-st. horsecar near the west end of the Waldorf-Astoria last night and broke his arm. He was taken to the New- York Hospital, where It was said the fracture was such that amputation of the arm was necessary, that such an extreme measure alone could prevent blood poisoning and save Barros's life. Policeman Barros la fifty-four years old, and has been on th» force since 1577. He has been detailed to the Wal dorf-Astoria ever since it was built, and is popular there. At midnight the West Thirtieth-st. police heard that the surgeons had amputated the police man's arm. and that his condition was precarious. AM ERIC AX KILLED AT THE EXPOSITION. Paris, June 5.— A man named "Tony" Stringer, of Chicago, employed .• the Worthlngton Com pany's exhibit at the Exposition, was killed to day as th« result of -in elevator accident. BE SURE TO SEE NIAGARA. So of course, you should take the New York Cen tral from Grand Central Station, the centre of the metropolis of America.— Advt. ALWAYS USE FLATT3 CHLORIDES for household diasnfectlon. You will like It.— Advt. HOT TIMES IN CONGRESS. STORMY POLITICAL DEBATE IX THE SENATE. SENSATIONAL CHAS6SI AGAINST RE PI'BLICAN CAMPAIGN MANAGERS OF ISO 2 DENIED BY SENATORS CARTER AND HANNA. [BT TELEGRATH TO THE TRIBUNE. ] "VVa.-=hington. June .". — Nettled at the passape by the H^use of Representatives of a drastic and comprehensive Anti-Trust bill, and realiz ing that only one full legislative day was left them to break the force of the action of the House, the Democratic and Populist leaders in th» Senate set themselves to-day to making campaign capital out of an Insincere and be lated effort to rush the House measure through the upper branch without even the safeguard of consideration in committee. Mr. Allen had in itiated yesterday the sham fifrht for action in hot haste on the Anti-Trust bill, and his tactics were renewed to-day by Senators Bacon. Petti grew and Teller. Of course, with final adjourn ment already fixed by general agreement for to-morrow, a motion to dispense with a commit tee examination of the House bill and force its parsap^ offhand amid the ru3h of business whi'-h marks the ."lose of every session could hav<* no o»her purpose than to serve as a pre text for an outburst of purely partisan recrim ination. Mr. Pettigrew. who seems to have been chosen by common consent to fill the role of jackal for the opposition, ec.ipsed his many previous per formances in this Congress by dragging into to-day's discussion some extraordinary fharges against the management of the Republican Na tional campaign of 1862, and following them up with some equally sensational comments on the methods by which the chairman of the Republi can National Committee of 1896 secured an elec tion fr^m Ohio to the T'nited States Senate. Both Mr. Carter, the head of the Republican Commiti 1862, and Mr. Hanna, its chair man in 1896, r- pu Uated Mr. PettigreWs state ments in the most pointed and emphatic manner. But the South Dakota Senator's peculiar assaults on fellow members have go ions been dismissed In the S.-naT- as the empty railings of a political outcast that even his reflections on the two Re in . .impaig-n manazers made only a mild sensation among- his auditors. Both Mr <~*arter ani Mr. Hanna felt called upon to apologize for uth Dakota Senator's insinua tions — insinuations whose source left them al- BufQclently discreditei. Mr PettigreWs term a; Senator will expire on March 3, IWL L'ntil then, no doubt, outbreaks like that of to day are to be expected from him in accord with that strar.g-e formula 'iT which seems to control his eccentric political acting. TROUBLE OVER ANTI-TRUST BILL. The Chair laid the House Anti-Trust bill be lore the Senate, and it was read i second time. Mr. pettigrew moved to proceed with its con sideration. Mr. GaUfoger moved to refer the bill to the Committee on Judiciary. The latter motion, 'r »~hair Held., to** pjra** ; r ■ In the course of a brief speech Mr Petti grew inquired; ••Was this bill passed by the House to become a law? If so. then we must remain In session until it is passed. Wu.s it : to be used as a club to be held ov< porations this summer to get campaign contri butions? Then everybody knows who will use the club. I shall resist the passage of any reso lution to adjourn until this bill has been con sidered' In a speech favoring the reference of the bill to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Stewart de clared that Coner-rss would make itself the laughing stock of the world if it should pass such a bill as that pending without first giving it rrcst careful consideration. THE CRAMPS' ALLEGED CONTRIBUTION. "We cannot deceive the country into the be lief," declared Mr. Bacon, "that we are proceed ing in good faith if we give such direction to this bill as practically will destroy any chance of action upon it at this session. I think, and the country will think, that the motion to refer is an indirect method of defeating the bill." He was profoundly surprised, he said, that a statement made a few days ago by Mr. Pettigrew. that the Cramps had contributed $400,000 to the Repub lican National campaign fund of 1882, with the promise that they would be repaid by contracts for the building of warships, had not been de nied. He regarded it as a most remarkable statement, and directed attention to the fact that Mr. Hanna and Mr. Carter, intimately con nected with that campaign, were In the cham ber and heard the statement. MR. HANNA REPLIES HOTLY Instantly Mr. Han.-.a wad on his feet. "If." said he, sharply. "I should undertake to reply to all aut-h statements mad.- on this floor I would occupj Senate than even the - from Georgia does. (Laughter | I heard the statement and considered it unworthy of notice, and I declined to dignify it by a denial. I had nothing to do with the campaign of 1892. but I have h~ard this story, and I say most emphatically and decidedly that I believe it is not true. So far as such allusions are made to the campaign -^ 1896, I desire to say that no promises were made, no considerations were offered to any person or corporation for contributions AS - Mr. Carter, who was chairman of the Repub lican National Committee in I S !>'J. and who had sat calmly listening to the statements of Mr. Bacon and Mr. Hanna. rose and sa i I de sire briefly to reply to the charge made by the Senator from Georgia, that In I*'.» 2" •A LIE. SAYS SENATOR CARTER. Mr Bacon, Interrupting: "I simply stared that th^ charge had been made on this floor and had not be*--- "The statement of the Senator." resumed Mr. "is the first intimation I have had that such a --harei- was ma ie by any person. As to the statement, somebody ought to be respon • . •ment was." pr^ led Mr. Carter, "that In IiBB the campaign was con ducted with funds derived from corporations which were to be reimbursed through the me dium of Government contracts. This is the first time I ever heard 'hat statement made. I say now. and then are flsnstrws on this rlo.ir who will bear me out. that any charge that ■ utiona were thus lecsrvsd or that any promises were made to corporations or to in dividuals is absolutely false, and can be brand ed properly only as a lie. Money was received by the committee, but only through voluntary contributions. In that campaign the party was (ontluuni on fourth pm«;p. NEW M HOUR TRAIN TO CHICAGO VIA PENN SYLVANIA RAILROAD Thrives New York (West 23rd St. Station) 1:55 p. m. daily.— Advt. THE DAY LINE in: are a rest for tired people and a luxury for the Uzy. Music. See Sia,. ada. —Advt. FIGHTING BEGINS AT TAKU. ADMIRAL KEMPFF LANDS SArLuRS FRHM TH?: NEWARK. THE NEWS FROM CHINA REGARDED IN WASHINGTON A3 OF THE T,"T MOST GRAVITY Washington. June .">.— The Secretary of the Navy has received the followir.? cable 'iispatoh from Admiral Kempff. commandingr the ITntted States ship Newark, lying- at th»» Taku forts at the mouth of the Pei-ho Riv^r. dated Taku. June .": Engagement has commenced. Have landed force of fifty seamen — battalion of ma rines. KEMPFF. The break in the Admiral's dispatch is» caused by an illegible group of figures. Read in one light it would seem that the Newark has landed fifty sailors to reinforce the marines already ashore, and In another aspect it might mean that fifty sailors had been landed with another battalion of marines.. However that may be, the Admiral's news is regarded of the utmost grav ity. Secretary Long has instructed him to send his messages hereafter in plain English, in order to avoid further misunderstandings and delay 3 in translating the cipher. The Admiral has said nothing about needing more force, but the De partment stands ready to supply this at once, supposing that he has not communicated di rectly with Rear-Admiral Remey at Manila In quest of reinforcements. The State Department has received a cable dispatch from Minister Conger, at Peking, stat in? that matters have taken a much more serious turn there. No details are given, but it is indicated that the activity of the Boxers Is extending close to the Chinese capital. The State Department still finds itself unable to do more than it has already ordered for the protection of American Interests In China. Troops are not available, and even if they were the Government is disinclined to take part in any joint demonstration that would menace the integrity of the Chinese Empire. This statement is a sufficient answer to the intimation in the British newspapers that the co-operation of the United States with British forces in China would be welcomed. According to a dispatch from Shanghai dated June 1 there are twenty-three warships at Taku — nine Russian, three British. thr«e German, three French, two American, two Japanese and one Italian. In addition to their crews, the Russians havt* on board their warships ll.fK'O troops from Port Arthur, armed with field guns. There are also 14.000 Russian troops held in reserve at Port Arthur. A dispatch from Admiral Kempff dated at Taku on May 30 reported the landing of 100 marines. The next day a special train started for Peking with th»» following forces: Americans. 7 officers and 5<5 men; British, 3 officers and 13 men: Italian. 1 officers and 39 men: French. 3 officers and 72 men; Russian. 4 officers and 71 men; Japanese, 2 officers and 24 men. The foreign contingent was reported to have taken with them five nuick firing guns. On •: - last day of May It wris also, reported that heavy fighting took place between the Boxers and the Chinese Imperial troops at Lai-Shin-Sen. On Monday the Cossacks who returr.ed to Tlen-Tsln reported a sharp fight with the Boxers at Tu'.l. In which they had killed"3ixteen and wounded many. REBELS NEARING TIENTSIN. CITY BEING INVESTED ON ALL SIDES PREPARATIONS FOR DEFENCE. London, June 6. — The Shanghai correspondent of "The Daily Mail." telegraphing- yesterday, says : The Boxers ar? within three miles sH Ttan- Tsin. In addition to the marines the defensive force includes volunteers under the command or Major Higgs, formerly of the l»Uh Lancers. The tcnvn is practically under arms. A dispatch to "The Daily Mai: ' ?7-orn Tien- Tsin, dated June 4. says- The situation Is very serioua The Boxers are approaching Tien-T3in on all sides. ♦ FOREIGN FLEETS MAY COMBINE. London, June 6. — The Berlin correspondent of "The Daily Chronicle" says: In official circles here it is believed that the situation in China has grown worse. The Powers are now exchanging dispatches regarding- the appointment of a single commander for the united European and American squadron. RUSSIAN TROOPS ORDERED OUT London. June 0. — "The Daily Express" has a dispatch from Shanghai, dated Tuesday, which says: Russian, troops have been ordered from Port Arthur to the neighborhood ot P-king, to pun ■ - Boxers" tor killing tw ■ i ks and wounding two. GERMAN MISSIONS PILLAGED. Berlin. June ."—News has reached her- - ti several German and Catholic missions in the Province of Sha.i-Tung have been pillaged by rr.obs supposed to have been incited by the "Boxer" aafitav A MISSIONARY MURDERED. VICEROY THOUGHT TO BE IMPLICATED— CHINESE TROOPS MAKE A STAND Tien-Tsin. June .". — News has just b» eeived from the Viceroy, through the men he sent to Yung-Chins, that Mr Norman, of the North China Mission, wa.s murdered on Fnday or Saturday. It is thought that the Viceroy knew ot Mr. Norman s murder at the Us Mr. Robinson's. A visit to Huansr-Tsun. on the Peking-Tien- Tsin railway, to-day, showed that the station had been burr.-. and two bridges damaged. The officer commanding the Chinese troops on duty there said thru two hundred of his men had bolted and only fifty remained.. These fought well, killing a number of the "Boxers." The bolting troops were badly cut up in the adjacent broken country. It Is stated that sixty were killed or wounded. Some of their bodies were recovered, frightfully mu tilated. All the Chinese railway employes are desert ing their posts, and the troops sent to guard the stations appear to be worse than useless. A guard of 2.V) sent to Feng-Tai bolted at Lv- Kou-Chlao yesterday morning when they heard of the trouble a: Huang-Tsun. EMPRESS'S DEFIANT ATTITUDE. Shanghai, June 4.— "The China Gazette" says it has the highest authority for stating that the Dowager Empress has ordered the Tsung-H- Yamen to face all Europe rather than interfere with the "Boxer" movement. Elsewhere It HI asserted that the Viceroy has ordered the troops to oppose the further landing of parties from foreign warships and that the troops now engaged in operations are designed to prevent further foreign reinforcements from reaching Peking. MAY BLOCKADE THE PEI-HO RIVER. Vienna. June s.— The "Neve Freie Pre?-> to day says the representatives of the foreign Powers at Peking have requested their Govern ments •■"> assent to the squadron of foreign war ships blockading the Pel-Ho River, leading to Peking, as well as blockading Tlen-Tsin. HAVE YOU SEEN ONEILL'3 "AD" TO-DAY? Read It You'll find :: on the back page. They're selline women's Trimmed and rntrtmmfil Hats at unusually Low Price*. t>th Aye.. »th to 21st St.— Advt. _ PRICE THREE CENTS. HILL COWS THE TWER. ICE THREAT HOLDS >TATE COMMITTEE EOR Hl' CAMPBELL AGAIN CHAIRMAN — STATE CONVENTION ADOPTS PLATFORM WITHOUT CHICAGO FEATURES. Drlrsatr* at Lar«r. Alternates, nnvltl B. Hill. Prank Cnmp&ptl. Edward Jlnrphr, Jr. •*. Van SnntToordV Hi.h.inl Crnkw. Jacoh Rnpprrt, Jr. An«rn«m« Van WyeU. .li«me« *herltn. " STATE COMMITTEE OFFICERS. Chairman Frank Cnmprtrtl. of Ratk TmnnrT EaK»r IlnErhe*. of Onondnjgra Secretary Charle* R. De Freest The Democratic State Convention, which met in this city yesterday in the Academy of Music, was a colorless affair. The indications on Mon day night hat the Chicago Platform Democrats would carry their fight into the convention were not fully realized, and, save the guerilla tactics of one unbridied delegate cf the Chicago plat form stamp, there was virtually no interruption of the cut and dried plans of the convention. There was more or less shouting-, hooting and recrimination from the gallery, but the dele gates were docile and meek. Augustus Van Wyck. Mayor Van Wyck. John F. Carrolb and Richard Croker we referred to by the gal leries as "Icemen." Ex-Senator Hill was chided for his ambiguous position at this time, and there was from time to time some alight dis order; but the work of the convention was don* and adjournment accomplished without a fight of consequence on the floor. Ex-Senator Hill has his way from start to finish except in the point of instruction of the del egates, and he had conceded that some time ago. He retained his control of the State Committee at the meeting last night, and from surface indications appears to have regained his lost leadership in the State. This clutch upon th« leadership, however, to the initiated is known to be weak, indeed, and he will have to strengthen himself materially If he hopes to retain control this fall. THE WORK ACCOMPLISHED. The convention yesterday elected four dele gates at large to the National Convention, named Presidential electors, selected the dele gation to represent New- York In the Kansas City Convention and adopted a platform. This platform was of Senator Hill's drafting. It was along the lines expected. The only contest over any plank was as to whether the money plank of the Chicago platform should be reaffirmed or not. The ultra Bryan men wanted the Chi cago platform reaffirmed. Mr. Hill opposed this and favored the adoption of a platform of his own drafting. He had hs3 way. The platform is printed elsewhere, and it will be noted that it skims over the meney issue by declaring vaguely for bimetallism. There is no reference to the income tax. but trusts, imperialism, "en tangling foreign alliances" and other alleged iniquities 1 of the Republican party are de nounced. Everything was seemingly serene and placid upon the face of the Convention, except the hoots and yells from the galleries and the spec tacular protest of ..one delegate, but Us was only apparent. Th* real fight was in the Com mittee on Resolutions, of which Frederick C Schraub. of Lowville. wast the chairman. It was allotted to this committee to draft a platform. The matter was finally referred to a committee of five. Norman E. Mack was the representa tive of the ultra Chicago platform Democrats ■upon the committee. While the Convention was dragging along and entertaining itself by listening to the band play, commenting upon the remarks from the gallery and either cheering or hissing the lone delegate who tried to get a • -nation of the ChicagD platform, the Com mittee on Resolutions was lighting hard up in the Hoffman House. The committee listened to the remarks of five representatives cf the Chicago Platform Democracy. Theae repre sentatives didn't mince words in declaring what they would do if they failed to secure a re affirmation o* the Chicago platform. Norman E. Mack led the struggle for this end. It was nearly 5 o'clock when the platform which was adopted was finally agreed upon. HOWL FROM BRYAN MEN. When the Committee on Resolutions adjourned and it became known that a platform was to be reported which did not reaffirm the Chicago platform there was a howl from the Bryan men. They denounced Mack without stint. Mr Mack was seen and asked why he had surrendered. He had unril the last moment stoutly ;- clared that as the member of the Erie County delegation upon the Committee on Resolutions he would, if a platform was offered which did not rearS the Chicago platform, submit a minority report wh;ch would provide for such a reaSrmation. This would have carried the ngfct into the Convention. Mr. Mack said: "I got all I was fighting for. I aimed high, and the com promise was satisfactory- What I wanted was instruction for Bryan, with a pledge to abide by and support the platform to be adopted at Kan sas City. I got that, and the organization in the State is committed beyond al! hope of break- Ing away.*" * After the convention convened in the after noon the delegates amused themselves by watching a huge drop scene in the back of the stage which depicted a number of glaciers. Ice is in the background to-day," said one delegate derisively. Elliot Danforth's speech was listened to attentively, but met little ... After the speech Mr Pan: as presiding Ulcer. announced that the next thing In order was th* report of the Committee on Resolutions. The answer was that the committee was still in ses sion and would not be able to report for some time. Hardly had this announcement been mads when a tall. one armed delegate, with a mop of iron gray hair, a fiery eye and a clarion voice, arose in the Essex County delegation. He was Edward S. Stokes, an uncompromising- Chicago Platform Democrat. He began in a slow, but eam?st voice: "Since the Committee on Resolutions has been unable to report a platform, I beg to submit one that can be adopted nd upon which every Democrat in the country can stand. It ta the Chicago plat.- of 1S9&" AN UPROAR FOLLOWS. He waved si his hand a piece of paper. Im mediately there was an uproar There were cheers and hisses I — i the gallery, and crte» of "Sit down:*' "Put him out!" "Put him on ice!" "Shu: up!" and like suggestions cam« from various delegates. Stokes stood his ground manfully, and sent up his paper, with a request that it be read from the platform. Mr. Dan forth replied Icily: Th° i-ha!r rules that the gentleman is out of ON HERE: OFF AT ST. LOUI3. Lackawanna-Wabash luxurious new through car leaves hero after June 2 at It) a. m. daily, arrtvtn ■• St. Louts 2 p. m. next day. Unexcelled, meal* at reasonable rate* Unrivalled scenery.— Advt. Kerp v. aJws -.->use— the Cold esssaw JAYNETS EXPECTORAXT.-Advt.