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HARD FIGHTING AT TIEN-TSIN. FOI'R THOUSAND MEN OF THE ALLIED FORCES ENGAGED JX REPELLING ATTACKS OF CHINESE. AMERICANS IN ACTION— ANARCHY IN PEKING. The rces, 6 mr thousand strong, had sharp fighting to repel on Tues lay the attacks of Chinese at Tien-Tsin. Eight hundred Ameri >n. They apparently formed a part of the supplementary force. Rear Admiral Bruce, of the British squadron, and messages re rmer at 1 akr were read in t lie House of Commons. The Admiral ex m that Tien-Tsin would be relieved on Tune 22. The dispatches fjhting and casualties among the allied Powers. Alt! t is generally believed that the lives of the Ministers at Peking lan g reports from native sources continue to he spread. These ctically in a state of anarchy. nn China was received in Washington. The Government has I Genera] Mac Arthur to hurry the 9th Infantry, accompanied by a bat artillery, from Manila to Tien-Tsin. AMERICANS TAKE PART. •EMENTS BELIEVED TO BE AT TI KN-TSIN. The silence of Peking con . Four thous-ajid men of tho -harp defensive fight '' ■ Tuesday and "Wednesday. ■ reinforced on Thurs- Fhls Is the situation f n China as set forth r :!m'-nt dispatches. ndent of 'The Daily .;. s in a dispatch sent last evening: ricans are taking part in at Tien-Tsin. and they apparently ■ supplementary force arriving British after the conflict to estimate the num there, bat they had a sur- I appears to have been 1 States gunboat Nash ■' ' ••-'■=^raph<»d thence to wrtlng Shanghai I and going into the interior. • ..•■■►- sonrees continue to reach - rchy in Peking. According to - the streets are filled day and night who are wholly beyond the con and who are working .i Frenzy and clamoring for - ■ • pnera. The English Consulate at Shanghai Is said to have received from influential natives reports of a tragedy in the palace at Peking, though precisely what ■ = not defined. The Consulate th'nks that Admiral Seymour. commander of the international relief column. was rnJeled by information from Peking, and ~~cbf.Bequpv.tly underestimated the difalcalttea. in his way and tUe Chinese power of resistance with Maxim g-unp and Jlauscrs. The Consuls at Shanghai still believe the for eign II ulsters at Peking cafe, although Jap anese reports received at Shanghai allege that up to June I~t. or.c hundred foreigners had been killed in the city. "Th>? Daily Express" says: We understand that Reginald Thcmas Tower, Bf-crfrtary of the r.rjtish Embassy in Wash ington, is to succeed Sir Claude M. Macdonald at Peking, and that the reason of Sir Claude's recall is the reakdown of his health. A special dispatch from Vienna says: LI Iluntr Chans has telegraphed to the va rl'.us Chinese ationa in Europe directing them to inform the governments to which they are ac credited that he is called to Peking by the Empress to act as intermediary between China and the Powers to negotiate a settlement of the points at >-su<-. and he instructs them to beg the Powers to facilitate his mission by ceasing to send troops to China. Din ■ r-Oeneral of Telegraphs, tele fmin Shanghai to the Chinese legations •Mat the Foreign legations in Peking It is reported that the British Government will Immediately send 1,200 marines to China, and possibly, according to some of the morning pa- I'rs. 10.000 of the soldiers now with Lord RoV-rts. .1 GREAT ARMY XEEDED. FOREIGN ADMIRALS AT TAKU NOT ABLE TO OOPE WITH THE EMERGENCY. [OcorrtKbt: |M»: By The New-York Tribune. 1 [BY . Aiu.K TO THE raiacxa.] London. June 23. 1 a. m.— Every day counts, «ad the situation in China is worse for that reason. It is ten days since there was authentic Information from the legations at Peking, and that fact alone justifies serious apprehension. It !s hardly credible that the : rations with all their resources should not have been able to Ee.-.d a courier vlth dispatches to the sea board. Twelve days have passed since the British Ad miral, with th»? mixo'l force of 2,3fKt marines, left Tk-n-Tsin for Peking, and there is no au thentic news of his arrival. A Bvusseta com mercial house is reported to have received a mt-sEa^e announcing the passage of the c.ilumn into the- capital, and there are other reports of a similar nature from Chinese sources. What is anxiously awaited h<*re is an official bulletin of come kind in the place of the vague conjectures which, have been substituted for news in one capital afti?r another. . Mr. liroderick made some official (-xplana tions in the House of Commons yesterday, but It *as with the air of a man who did not tell *•! he knew nor half what he feared. The truth is that there Is deep anxiety 1r official circles Over the : aatlon in China, and this feeling is tl:art-d by the diplomatic circles. Nothing is known respecting the jtlons. and anything niay have happened In Peking. Admiral Sey n:our's force of marines was not supplied for a march of twelve days, and It has been cut off from communications with T!en-Tsin. There will be an intense feeling of relief when authentic Information comes from tli<- column. Meanwhile, a thick fogr has settled over China. The most experienced nan in public life do not pretend to understand what is going on. The best informed diplomatists frankly admit that they do not know what Lord HsllalmrT if try -rtg to accomplish, or what be has in mind. There Is a general feeMnjj in Qovernnenl < ir.-!<-s that a large military force is needed for service in China, and the fju^tlon i« under flfvrasalon Wftether twenty thousand intn cannot lie fhifted without delay from South Africa. The situa tion at Ti-n-Ti.!ri, which is a city with a popula tion of 1.00i'.000, seems to require the presence of a Kiacb larger for..* than Is now available. • ■".li:.ii.-:l on tlilxi \>iij.*- PEKING NEWS UNCERTAIN. MORK REPORTS OF MASSACRES—ALARM ING MESSAGE FROM BUSSIA. •rlfrbt; 1000- By The New York Tribunal |nr cath.k to thi; TiurrNFl London. June 23. 0 a. m.— Little reliable- news has been received from China this morning. The reports of massacres in Peking still come to hand, but they are not substantiated. "The Dally Mail's" correspondent in St. Petersburg states that Russia is mobilizing all her line regrlments In Siberia and that the Czar has ordered that the status quo in China must be strictly maintained In the closest un derstanding with England, Germany and France. Intelligence of the bombardment of Tien- Tsin by the Chinese has been brought by the American cruiser Nashville to Che-Foo. The foreign force engaged was estimated at over 4.0(10, Including 800 Americans, heavy rein forcements having arrived from Taku. The Chinese had a surprising number of guns, and as there were many hundreds of women and ch'.ldren in Tien-Tsin who had sought refuge from the various districts, the greatest anxiety prevailed as to the result. "The Express" understands that Reginald Thomas Tower, the former ChargrS d'Affaires at Washington, is to be Minister in charge of the British Legation at Peking in succession to Sir Claude M. Macdonald. recalled owing to ill health. The Chinese Envoy in Berlin has received a telegram from Li Hung Chang pledging his word for the early restoration of peace and order in China, and requesting the Powers not to send any reinforcements to the Far East, since that would only render his task much harder. Count Damsdorff, the Assistant Foreign Min ister for Russia, says a telegram to "The Standard," has been temporarily appointed to succeed Count Muravieff. I. ft. F. STILL ATTACKING TIENTSIN. THE AMERICAN CONSULATE RAZED— MANY EUROPEANS REPORTED KILLED. Che-Foo, June 22.— 1t is officially reported that the bombardment of Tien-Tsin with large guns continues Incessantly . The foreign concessions have nearly all been burned, and the American Consulate has been razed to the ground. The Russians are occupying the railroad station, but are hard pressed. Reinforcements are urgently needed. The casualties are heavy. The railroad is open from Tong-Ku to Ching-Liang-Chung, half way to Tien-Tsin. Berlin. June 22. — According to a dispatch from Shanghai received here, Tien-Tsin Is being bom barded by Chinese regulars, and not by the Boxers. A THREE DAYS' BOMBARDMENT. Berlin, June 22. — The commander of the Ger man squadron at Taku has telegraphed as fol lows to the Government: A French officer who has arrived here from Tien-Tsin, which he left on June 20, reports that for three days the city had been bombarded by the Chinese and that the troops of the foreign detachment were short of ammunition. The German cruiser Irene has arrived here with 240 marines, who. with 3n» British and 1,000 Russians, proceeded to the relief of Tien- T?in. The railway id working from Taku to within tifteen kilometres of Tien-Ts.n. RUMOR OP A MASSACRE. London, June 22.— A dispatch from Shanghai Fays it Is reported from Japanese sources that 1, ."»<!«.» foreigners have been massacred at Tlen- T.-in. MORE COLUMNS FOR THE CITY. Rome, June 22. — dispatch from Taku, dated yesterday, says: An international column conpißtii;g of British, Russian and Japanese troops left Taki: this morning for Tien-Tsin. An Italian detachment, commanded by an ensign, will remain here to Kuard the Itulian flag, which, with the Haps of the oth'-r Powers, has been hoisted over the forts. The detachment of Italian sailors which par tlclpated In the capture of the forts suffered no loss. German reinforcements from Kiao-Chau and British reinforcements from Hong Kong have arrived here. FEARS OF RISING AT KIU-KIANG-FU. Shanghai, June 22.— Owing: to the absence of warships at Klu-Kiang-Fu, some apprehension la felt there of an uprising. The merchant Bteamer companies, therefore, have arranged to always keep one steamer In readiness. The British twin screw sloop Daphne has ar rived here with ammunition. There are no signs of a disturbance. REFUGEES ON THE NASHVILLE. THIBTY-THBEE AMERICANS RESCUED AND BROUGHT FROM PEI-TAI-HO. Shan-^-'il. J^-^ 22.— The American Consul at Che-Voo writes that T>-» Nashville, from Taku, is bringing thirty-thiee AnMflcans from Pet- Tal-Ho. OUR WHOL.B COtTMTRT REPRESENTED. Oranges from Florida, fihad from North Carolina, Brealcfaot Food from Minnesota. Potatoes from Utah Water from the Adirondack Mountains, Wine from Missouri and California.— ln addition to the finest imported Wines— Cigars from Cuba, f'uerto Rico and Manila, in the Dining Cars of the ew YorV CentraL— AUvt. BOER FORCES WEAK EX. SLIGHT RESISTANCE TO ADVANCE OF BRITISH ARMY. [Copyright; 1900: By The New Tork Tribune. 1 IBT CABLE TO THE TRIBUNE 1 London, June 25, (5 a. m. — Martinus Preto rlua, the first President of the Transvaal, In an Interview with "The Express's correspond ent In Potchefstroom, said that he had never been In favor of the war. and had. in fact, told President KrOffer so. He Is of the opinion that the burghers will settle under the British rule if leniency Is shown toward them. Mr. Reitz Is reported to have Btated that the Boers are In a position to carry on a guerilla warfare for three months or longer. I. N. F. GETTING DOWN TO POLICE WORK. PROGRESS OF THK CAMPAIGN* OF PACIFI CATION IN SOUTH AFRICA. [Copyright: 10(>0: By Tho New York Tribune] [HY CAPI.TC TO THE THIiIINE] London. June 28, 1 a. m.— News from Lord Roberta's headquarters shows that the move ment for the occupation of the railway between Johannesburg: and Lains/s Nek Is in progress. Lan Hamilton's column is heading for Heidel berg", and Buller, with two divisions — Hlldyard's and Clery's-is approaching Standerton, which has been already occupied by the British cav alry. Official news of the occupation of Heidel berg Is expected every hour. The budget of official and press news received yesterday was small, and consisted malnlj of belated accounts of tho previous week's battle east of Pretoria and Baden-Powell's success in pacifying the western district, where Command ant Steyn and three thousand rifles have been taken. The British campaign Is degenerating into police work, with an occasional dash of guerilla warfare on the part of the Boers, who are unable to convince themselves that they are beaten. That is, after all, a British trait. T. N. F. ROBERTS AND BULLER JOIN HANDS. COMPLETING THE DIVISION OF THE FORCES OF KRUEGBR AND BTETN. London, June 22.— Lord Roberts reports that General lan Hamilton's column reached the Spring? yesterday en route for Heidel'ourg. where they will join hands with General Bul ler's troops. The dispatch of Lord Roberts in full is as follows: Pretoria. June 22— lan Hamilton's column reached the Springs yesterday en route to Heid elb-.irg, where thf-v will Join hands with Buller's troop«. who reached Paardekop yesterday, and will be at Standerton to-morrow, thus opening up communication between Pretoria and Natal and preventing any joint action between the Transvaalers and the people of the Orange River Colony. Baden-Powell reports from Rustenburg that he found the leading Boera very pacific and cordial on his return journey hence. Command ant Steyn and two actively hostile field cornets had been captured during his absence. Lord Edward Cecil, the Administrator of the Rustenburg District, has to date collected three thousand rifles. The Commissioner at Kroonntad reports that 341 rifles have been handed in at Wolmaranstad. RAILWAY EMPLOYES EXPELLED. Amsterdam, June 22. — The Netherlands Rail road Company of South Africa has received official notification of the expulsion from the Transvaal of 1,400 of its employes, with their families. The Dutch Consul at Lourengo Marques tele graphs that a proclamation has been Issued to the effect that the company's officials who re fuse to do British military transport work will be sent to Europe via East London, Cape Colony. DTNDONALD SEIZKS STANDERTON. Kaatsboseh, June 22 — General Dundonald. with the Third Cavalry Brigade, occupied Stand erton to-day without opposition. The burghers left yesterday, after having blown up the rail road bridge and doing other damage. The in funtry marched twenty-two miles to-day and camped at Kaatsboseh Spruit to-night. FEVER JX LEE'S STAFF. MAJOR KEAN AND CAPTAIX HEPBURN TAKEN DOWN AT QUEMADOS <'AMF. Havana. June 22. — The unusually heavy rains that have been falling throughout Cuba have caused yellow fever in places whore ft hn ■'. unknown for several years. Fortunately, except at Santa Clara and Quemados, the United ! troops have escaped. At Quemados two now cases are reported anionp the members of Gen era] Le^'s staff— Major Kean, Chief Burgeon, and Captain Hepburn, Signal < ifflcer. Captain Hepburn's case is serious, but Major Ktan's is light. Mrs. Edmunds, wife of the late Major Frank 11. Bdmvnds, is convalescent, she has not yet been told of her husband's death. Havana has developed only three cases thus far. in spite of the gloomy predictions of what would occur as s(*>n as the rainy season, from which ihe city did not puffer last year, was really at hand. "El Cubano" says: The Cubans have a rlxht to object to the ex penditure of money for Banitary measures In tended to protect the lives of a few Americans, as they do not themselves take yellow fever. In ;mch circumstances large expenditure cannot bo Justified. Genera] Wilson, commander of the military de partment of Matanzas-Santa Clara, telegraphs that the situation at Santa Clara City has ma terially Unproved since the troops were ordered out of the city limits. General Lee's headquar ters at Quemados! will probably !>e moved to the camp in the neighborhood of Fort Columbia, when- the troi.jis nr«-, or possibly to the sit?> of his first headquarters at Bue.na Vista. Governor-General Wood will a; point a com mission to investigate nil claims for or against church property, several municipalities having claimed that much property, nominally in charge of the Church, really belongs to the people. In many instances the municipalities have con fiscated disputed property on that ground. WORKMEN ARRESTED FOR MAKIXG NOISE. Property owners and persons living near Broad way and Thirty-fourth-at., complained yesterday to the Health Departmetn that workmen em ployed in repairing the Metropolitan Street Rail way tracks at that place made so much nolae at night that the neighborhood was almost unin habitable. Chief Sanitary Superintendent Roberts sent Po liceman Abraham Brunner, of his Department, last night to make an tgation and arreMs, if nect'sesnry. l-Tunn<-r llptenn'. to the clanking of r:iiK hunim«-rtii« of spikea -md shouting of work ers, and decided that iho grievance recited was wi! founded. He t>ierrfor» nrresu-d four laborers on a charge of violating the 9anltary Code. Ho sold (•• iiiii not srreai in.- forrri.nii because he <ii<i not nctunlly make any noise. MEAT BILL PASSES BUXDEBRATB. Berlin. June Z}.— The Meat Inspection bill paused the Bunder-irath to-day. A Summer Day's Dream. Every attribute of re fin.li pleasure nullzed on Hi. isun Ulver Day Uat. •Advt CROKER HERE TO-DAY. MANY WICtWAMITES TREMBLTXCt WTTIT PEAR. FEW PREPARATIONS TO MRF.T IIIM-RE PORT REVIVED THAT CARROLL VIAY RE REMOVED. Richard Croker ia a passenger on the Cur.arJ Lino stoamship Lucania, which will be at her pier early this morning, as she was sighted off Fire Island at 2 a. m. Mr. Croker ta re turning to New-York after an absence of several months In Europe. Since his departure things have not gone smoothly with the organization or with Mr. Croker. i-'ome time ago. while at tempting to mount a spirited horse. Mr. Croker was thrown and his ankle badly hurt. He ha? recovered slowly from that mishap, and to-day he walks with a limp and is compelled to use a cane. He is coming back on the eve of a Na tional convention to find the Tammany organi zation thoroughly discredited on account of the disclosures concerning the 100 Trust, and th.. d'strict leaders at war with one another. 11. comes home to support Bryan, but Bryan has recently In a scathing statement arraigned those who were identified with the Ice Trust, and In this he embraced John F. Carroll, leader of the organization while Mr. Croker has bet-n in Europe: Mayor Van Wyck. tho Tammany mu nicipal executive, and other prominent Tam many men. Mr. Croker does not like demonstrations or fusa. He has absolutely forbidden any celebra tion over his arrival. As a result of this only a few persona] friends. will go down the Bay to meet him. John F. Carroll, Peter F. Meyer, John W. KelW, president of the Democratic Club; Thomas F. Smith, Mr. Croker*a private secretary, and Andrew Freedman will be the only ones to greet him at Quarantine. They will go down the Bay this morning on a revenue cutter. They will be the first to see Mr. Croker. and they will be equipped with the latest news, so that he will be quickly placed in touch with the situation. When the boat reaches her pi^-r Mr. Croker will be greeted by a hundred or more personal friends. Including "Larry" Del mour and nearly all the district leaders. After this he will go to his office, at No. 11l Broad way. In the evening Mr. Croker will be at the Democratic Club, where all the faithful will be on hand to gre^t him. SIGNS AT THE CLUB. The Democratic Club began to show signs of revived prosperity last night. Ever since Mr. Croker went away the club has boen dull and listless, with few visitors. John W. Keller, John F. Carroll, Mayor Van Wyck and John B. Sex ton have tried hard to keep up the attendance, but only a few were regular in their visits. Seme of the old time leaders, suca as "Jimmy" Martin, James W. Boyle, -Larry Delmour and others have spoken openly about the close cor poration maintained by the Carroll-Van Wyck crowd, and th" way they have used the influence of the organization in their own Interest. These disaffected leaders ha\-e kept away from the Democratic Club, and made Delmonlco'a a head quarters. It was raid last night that they would talk freely and frankly to Richard Croker to day about the way the organization had been run in his allure, and It was declared that they would ask that certain prominent leaders be divested of their power. The burning question last night was. "What will Croker do?" and a score of Tammany men were quaking apprehensively. From recent signs it has been manifest that Mr. Croker is nettled over the Carroll-Van Wyck combina tion, and it is said that he will depose Carroll when he has heard the whole story. it Is known that Carroll and Van Wyck tried to get Croker to stay in England a little while longer, until they could clear up some of the discord here. On the other hand. "Larry" Deimourand some of the other leaders asked his immediate return. They won, and now it Is said It will be a test of strength between the two factions, and it was freely predicted last night that the end would be the turning down of Carroll, and the practical annihilation of any future political hopes or aims of any member of the Van Wyck family. The Interesting story told is that Croker is not so angry with the leaders he left in charge be cause of their being in the Icm Trust as he Is i'\'T the fact that they were "caught with the goods," so to speak. He thinks, so it is said, that they have blundered in managing things. He is, furthermore, Incensed, reports say, over a breach of faith. According to this story, while the stock of tho Am^rioan Ice Company is sup posed to have been paid for, it Is apparent, cer tain Initiated on-W say, that the various finan cial transactions were only blinds to conceal the fact that th» stock was given outright for ace. Mr. Croker, the story goes, was told that he was getting an even share, and now that the lists are m tde public, it is shown that Carroll and Van Wyck had far and away ta* re stock than t'roker. and it is declared that the chief was deceived. NOT PLEASED WITH OTHER THINGS While the revelations concerning the Ice Trust are the rn^st harmful, y*t Mr. Croker Is not i with other things. He charges the s with stupidity and lack of discretion. When he goes to Kansas City it will be pointed out to him, so it was declared last night, that the Tammany men, by their copartnership in t'.iis perhaps mi st harmful of ill trusts, had placed the party in a bad position to argue upon the trust question. Tammany men lust i'tght Inclined to the be lief that things were "going to happen" soon after Mr. Croker gets thoroughly familiar with the situation. They declari thai Carroll will go. ond that some man, puch as ■•Larry' Del mour, will be named in his place. They say, also that Mr. Croker will make it plainly evi dent that be in BO way sustains Mayor V;;n Wyck and his brother; that, tn fact, he will disown them politically. It was freely de clared that unlifs Mr. Croker did this and ■,v3f drnptlc and sweeping In discipline, the majority of the Tammany leaders would revolt and tell him plainly that they could not go into their districts and ask support for the ticket with such men retained in positions of trust and Influence. Mr. Croker will start for Kansas City about June 21», so it was said last night. Within the few days that he is here he will carefully study the situation and talk with State as well as Tammany leaders. The near approach of Mr. Croker to these short- 8 started a flood of gossip yesterday. It was declared that as soon as the chief got here the friei ds of Controller Coler would make rep resentations to Mr. Croker that would induce him to consent to the nomination of Mr. Colt r for Governor this fall. Others said that Con troller Coler would be named for Vice-President at Kansas City, desiilte his age. The Con'r tiler says that he is not a candidate for anything, but his friends are aggressive In his behalf, and It is certain that the matter Will be brought up for discussion when Mr. Croker has time to talk it over. His feelings on the subject, however. Jtr« not kno«n and It depends, It Is declared, en tirely upon him whMher thin nomination for Governor will (•»• made or not. ON THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE. It la generally believed that Mr. Croker will be elected to the National Committee at the It cures Colds and cannot harm anybody— JAYNES EXPECTORANT- Advt. coming National Convention, and that he will be placed upon the Executive Committee and have a prominent position in the campaign, being probably In charge of Eastern headquar ters. It is said that ex-Senator HIU will be named as the New-York representative on the •"•'■mmlttee OH Resolutions. There is some talk about both ex-Senator Hill and ex-Senator Murphy for the Vlce-Preslden tlal nomination at Kansas City, hut it is vague as yet. It is generally believed that If New- York would scree upon a candidate, he could 1>« nominate). Whether such an agreement will be reached cannot be foretold. O, H. P. Belmont, Dr. John IT. Qtrdner and others are avowed candidates for the nomination, and many favor f-x-Senator Hill, while other? favor ex-Senator Murphy. Much will depend upon what Richard Croker says whether or not New- York presents a candidate. BRYAN INBIBTB O.V FUEK SILVER. IN A LETTER TO DR. OIRDNER. HE IS SAID TO DEMAND THE M TO \ PT.ANK Dr. J. H. Glrdner yesterday announced that he had received a private and confidential letter from William J. Bryan, but he told some of the things that were in it. He declared that Mr. Brynn said he would not be a candidate before the Kansas City convention or accept the nomination if free silver were slighted; that the Republicans had made it an Issue by nam ing it in the platform adopted, and that he would not only insist upon a reaffirmatlon of the Chicago platform, but of the 10 to t plank especially. BOXES OF IMI/U077/ FOFSD. T-NEARTIIED IN OHIO GRAVEL. PIT. WHKRX OTHER RELICS OF GLACIAL PERIOD HAVE BKBN DISCOVSRED. Ashtabula, Ohio, June 22 (Special).— Workmen In the Amboy (Ohio) gravel pit . have Just unearthed several large bones and two tusks of a mammoth. The find was well preperveil on first being taken out, but began to crumble when exposed to the air. The tusks, although broken, showed thnt they bad been of good length, possibly ten feet. The dis covery was made at a depth of thirty-five feet In the gravel. At a similar >lei>th three yean ago timbers were found in another part of the same pit lying closely side by side and resembling a corduroy road. This gave rise to the theory that they were the Work of prehistoric man. but the best minds discredited this explanation. The Amboy region was visited at that time by Professor George Frederick Wright, of Oberlfci Col lege, an authority in both this country and England on all pertaining to the Glacial or Mammalian age. At present he is continuing his Investigations in Siberia. On his visit to Amboy he expressed the belief that the corduroy road and several large bones then uncovered were relics of the Glacial period. The gravel pit covers mnny acres, and i 9 situated within two miles of Lake Erie. On ht3 last visit to Amboy Professor Wright stated that 'he would again visit this vicinity to make further investisations. BORROWED A BT'RfiLAR. DEMOCRATS TNAPI.E TO OPEN KENTT'^KT TREASURER'S VAULTS WITHOUT PENI TENTIARY AID. Frankfort. Ky.. June 22 (Special).— The inside steel doors to the cash and bond boxes in the State Treasurer's vaults were finally opened this morn ing. Experts had been at work on the doors for »hr?e days, and made no progress. This morning a message was sent to the penitentiary for the loan of a professional cracksman. Frank Simmons, who was sent up from Floyd County for safe blowing, was ssisetad by the prison authorities as the best man"*fo"36' the Job. and he Justified" th»lr confidence by opening the safe in thirty minutes. The open- Ing of the safe completed the transfer from the Republican to the Democratic administration. FIRE IX PITTSBVRG BUSIXESS BLOCK. LOSS OF A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS. Pittsburg, June 22. — Fire In one of the prin cipal downtown business blocks to-day caused a loss of $250,000, involving eight buildings, contain ing many office tenants. The aggregate insur ance will more than cover this amount. The fire was first discovered in the rear of the Eichbaum Company's printing establishment. supposedly caused by spontaneous combustion. The Eichbaum building fronts on Flfth-ave., a few doors below Wood-st., was six stories high, and had many of fice tenants, among them being Duff's College, oc cupying the two 'lpper floors, and the Holmes Elec tric Company, on the third floor. In an Incredihlv short time the entire building was a mass of flames, which, before the firemen could do much effective work, had communicated to tho Exchange National Bank Building, next door, and from there to the Ilussey Building, ad- Joining. Simultaneously the fire extended to James Platt's saloon and restaurant and A. M. Murdock's flower store, on the other side. The blaze was one of the most threatening seen in this city for many years, and for a time the .-ntire block, bounded by Flfth-ave.. Wood. Diamond and Market sts., seemed doomed to destruction, I.rnnieiisc firebrands were carried by the wind to building? In all directions, but the roofs of all the buildings In the district were so<tn manned by private tire brigades, who prevented the fire from spreading beyond the build- Ings named. The ronf of the First National Hank, 2."0 feet away from the Eichbaum Building, and on the oilier side of The <=tr>-. t, caught fire, but this w;is scon extinguished without material damage. The new Western Union Telegraph office building, immediately opposite Eichbaum's, was sa\ by the ••;. precautionary measures adopted by the company nnVinls. The greatest excitement prevailed In the rooms of DufTa P-tisiness College, where fifty or more students were at work. The extension of the tlames was so rapid that they hn<i to run for their lives, not bavins time even to gather th°lr belong ings together. Reports were current that several students had perished, but it Is known to-nlgbt that all escaped unhurt. The Eichbaum building was completely destroyed, and the Hus-sey build- Ing harl t'".t thn upper stories burned and the lower Boors flooded with water. When the Eich baum building had been burned out the wall of the portion which ran back of Platt's and Mur docks buildings fell, crushing In the rear portions of the Wood-st. buildings occupied by the Ameri can Express Company, Paulson Brothers, Ambuhl Br' th»rs and Kurtz, Longbetn & Sworta, Several firemen were caught In the debris 61 this wall, but none was hurt so badly be could not continue his work. The principal losses are the Eichbaum building, owned by wliitney, Stephens™ & Co.. $7.->.OCO; the Hussey building, owned by Mrs. Emma Alsopp. $3ti,non. and Duffs College, 115,000. The Exchange National Bank did not sufTer much damage except by water, by reason of the fact that Its building is only a two atory structure between the two big office buildings, and the flames practically skipped over It. COURSE OF MISSOURI CHANGED. CHANNEL CUT ACROSS NECK OF LAND THAT GIVES A NE3RASKA TOWNSHIP TO BOOTH I'AKOTA. Sioux City, lowa. June 22 (Special).— l'nder guard of an armed force a bs.nd of forty men lr.nded be fore daylight this morning on a narrow n*ck of land at one of the great bends on the Missouri River, near Sioux City, and began to cut a ditch teross tb< short stretch of one hundred ft-et that separated the two channels of the main Btream. for the purpose of changing; Its course and switching more than 27.000 acres of Nebraska land Into South Dakota. Farmers living near by tried to stop the work when they discovered It. but the armed men pre vented it. An alarm was carried to the Sheriff of Dakota County, Neb., but by the time he organized a posse and arrived on the scene the ditch had been completed and the muddy waters of the Missouri were swirling and tearing through their new chan nel It Ii widening every hour, and by morning the old' river led of forty miles In length, will b« a mere elouffh of mud and the stream will flow through Its new course, and ■ Nebraska iownsrii;> will become a bit of South Dakota's jrreat domain Frequent efforts to cut t'iU neck have been mud** in the past by farmers whose lands wer« being gradually ealen away by the oM cbaa— ls of th« river but each time they were discovered ami driven off. THE SARATOGA LIMITED Commencing to-day leaves Grand Central Station every Saturday at 1:50 p. m.: other week days at 3:20 p. m runriln* at -the- wmi" speed the Em pire Slate Express, and »t9pptnf only at Troy. -Advt. ROOSEVELT SEES PLAIT. MR. ODET.T. SAYS THE MEETING WAS A. CORDIAL, ONE. REPORT THAT THE GOVERNOR WOULD RESIGN DKCT.ARF.D A n.-T'RD— ERA -J GREENE AND THE COUNTY COMMITTEE. Cordial relations and friendly feeling between Governor Roosevelt and Senator Platt were In dicated yesterday by a call which the Governor made upon the Besmta* at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Incidentally Th" Governor's visit indi cated his interest in his friend General Francis V. Greene and a deedn to see that there should be no feeling atrain^t General Greene for the stand he took at the meeting of the New-York delegation in Fliila4eti Governor Boof V*)Tt fir. General Greene had breakfasted together at the Union League Club yesterday morning. General Greene went to tho Fifth Avenue Hotel Mediately after the breakfast, and had a talk with Senator Platt. who is still confined to hi 3 room in the hotel. General Greene and Senator Platt had a pie«a ant talk, and after he left the Senator's room General Greene saM to newspaper men: There Is bo truth in a report that iitor Platt and t hive had a disagreement of a ktnd to pre vent my election to the presidency of the .-publt can County Committee. I opposed a plan to have the New-York delegation Indorse Governor Roose velt for the Viee-WesHlency. Of ruurse. when tb» demand for Roosevelt's nomination be.-ame so gen eral and overwhelming there was nothing for th» Governor to dt> but to take the nomination which caTie to him unanimo Of course. I am hat>py now that the Governor h<- been nominated for Vice-president. The ticket N a sure winner. Never was a National ticket nominated with such una nimity nnd enthusiasm. I did not seek the presidency of the County committee, i wai asked ami urged to accept the place, and I believe the reasons which led tv my selection for the place still hold good. . s < STATEMENT BY Ml:. ODELL. General Greene had a talk with Chairman Odell of the Republican State Committee, and Mr. Odell said there was no truth in the report that General Greene's selection as president of the County Committee had been reconsidered. The report was traced to some friends of Lemuel E. Quigg, who said that perhaps Mr. Qulgsr might be Induced not to resign the presidency of the County Committee. Mr. Quigg, when asked about the report, said: I shall rnslsjw anyhow. I shall r.ot be at the ad journed meeting of tho County Committee on the evening of July .', because I am going to the Adlrondacks noxt week and will spend several weeks in the woods. My resignation will be in the hands of Mr. Globe, to be presented at The. meet- Ing, and my successor will have to be elected. Governor Roosevelt went to the Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday morning soon after General Greene had talked with Senator Platt. He met General Greene in the hotel lobby and talked with him a minute before going to a publishing house in the neighborhood. In less than half an hour the Governor returned to the hotel and met Mr. Odell. who went wirh him to Senator Platt's room. The Governor carried a book which he had purchased. "The Life of Charle magne." When he had left Senator Platts room and was about to leave the hotel he said to sev eral newspaper men who surrounded him: There isn't anything I can say. My visit to Sen ator Platt was a purely personal one. I wanted to ask after his health. He Is much better than I supposed he . ould be. I am going •.-> Oyster Bay. ami on the wav there I sr.al! stop at Richmond HIH to see Jacob A. Rils. who is l!l. The Governor went back to the Union League Club before driving to the East Thirty-fourth-st. ferry. He will remain in Oyster Hay until June 2\K when he starts for Oklahoma to attend the. annual reunion of the Rough Riders. He will be back in Oyster Bay to receive the committee of the Republican National Convention on July 12 and receive official notification of his nomination as Vlce-President. TALK SAID TO HAVE BHEN FRIENDLY. Chairman Odell of the Republican State Com mittee said yesterday that th-> nieering between the Governor an.! Senator Platt was cordial and their talk was frienily. Mr. OJ-?!I said there was no talk about the aeminattea of the Gov ernor's successor. He added that a report that the Governor might refien hi* present office be cause of his nomination fa* Vlce-Presideni was absurd. Mr • >dell went to his home, in Newburg. yes terday afternoon, and is :. 1 to return to the headquarters of the Slate Committee until Monday. Senator Platt eacased himself from talking to newspaper men at The Fifth Avenue Hotel last evening, saying I ' His condition was said to be satisfactory xr> his physician. Senator Platt expects la go to the oriental Hotel, at Munhnfta-n Beach, in a few days, and rest there quietly until he has recovered his health. _ "" WAT.L STRKF-rr WELL Pf rTMfaTPI WELL KNOWN PIKANCma GIVE THEIR VIEWS iF THI TICKET. Wall Street is we", pleased with the ticket named at Philadelphia.. Amonsj the well known financiers who yesterday • Ikejf grati fication at the work H the Convention was Oliver S. Carter, president of the National Bank of the Republic, who said: I quite approve of the nominations and believe the ticket will be successful. I think they have put the rißht men in the r ?ht places. William H. Truesdale. presl lent of the Dela ware, Lackawanna am' Western Railroad Com pany, said: It Is a sso*t excellent ticket and a sure winner. The Republican party could I ne better. A. B. Hepburn, act. | the Chase National Bank, in the atsence el Henry W. Cannon, when askfd about tlie ticket yester day, said: The ticket is magnificent Praise for it Is heard on all side*. President McKinley'a Administration rr-arks an eDocc In the history of the Nation, ia that th United States became a powerful competi tor for the tlrst time in th- markets of the world. The rtnanctal interests of the country during tha last four years have been wor.clorfullV ilated. Roosevelt adds strength to the ticket. He Is a positive, aggressive man, with a habit of express lr.ij his opinions forcibly. The record of both can didates Inspires the greatest respect, confidence and enthusiasm. ENTHUSIASM IN BBOOKLXX, CHAIRMAN" DADT TO SET TH:. CAMPAIGN GOING AT ONCE. Republicans in Brooklyn yesterday were enthust. astlc for the candidates nominate,} at the Republ? can Convention. Michael J. Datfy, chairman of the Campaign Committee, says that he wt;i go to work at once to put the c unpalgn in motion. Before the end of next week lie will have an&junced all of h!s sub-commltteea for the ninislgn. an! In another week he hopes to ha . • an active headquarters ia every as.-iem'oly dUt.-ic in the borough. Several -rganixitton* are vl»-lns for the honor of being the first to ratify the ticket. As far as known, however, the Xth Assembly District Repub lican Club hoisted the first ilcKinley and Roose velt banner in Brooklyn. I: was flung to the BSSJSBI at *:3T p. m. on Thursday, accordSßSJ to the official timer of the club. The first campaign club to be organized since the nomination* is reported from the XVI l:h Assembly District A number of Republicans tress the Twenty-third and Twenty-first wards are tack of the organization, which Is called the MoKlnley an<J Roosevelt Independent Sovial Club. In spite of the name Its promoters ss that the organization ke> ISadß to pu' In some string strck»s for |Bje ticket. Headquarters are to be opened at Stuyvesant and Lufayette aye*. Georye T. Tumpklns !s president John Hartley vice-president. William Dobbie secre tary. \\ i.im Van Voorhees treasurer and Robert Burkhard' nergennt at arm*. H. M Masters, on behalf el the Union League CHICAGO AND RETURN, m. Via Lackawanna Railroad. Tickets rood solas: June 23 ana 16. Rriurn limit July *.— AJ\ m