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AMERICANS FALL IS CHINA. CHINESE ENTRAP WALLER'S FORCE, KILLING FOUR AXD WOUNDING SEVEN NEAR TIEN-TSIN. STILL SHELLING THE CITY— PEKING IN GREAT DANGER Admiral Kempff sent a dispatch to Washington stating that the American force under Major Waller had been amb ushed by the Chinese near Tien-Tsin, of the United States troops being- killed and seven wounded. The cruiser Brooklyn, with Admiral Remey in command, has been ordered fr >ni Manila to Taku. The bombardment of Tien-Tsin continued on Friday and heavy casualties arc reported. Food supplies are said to be insufficient. Among the deaths reported in the attempt to relieve the city on June 22 was that of the commander of H. M. S. Barfieur. Casualties of the relieving force were ted at three hundred. Dispatches from Shanghai -.aid that the Taku forts had been blown up by ' force- and that more than two thousand Chinese had been killed. nd were ?*aid to have lost their lives around Tien-Tsin. No definite news has been received from Admiral Seymour's force, and Pek r. g is believed to be in grc.it danger. LEGATIONS KEPORTED SAFE ASSURANCE OF SECURITY OF THE FOREIGNERS AT PEEING. fCorJTijrtit; 1&X>: By The New- York Tribur.o.J IBV . aj : ■ TO THE TBIBCVK.] London, June L.'.". »i a. m. — News, though not Of a very reliable kin 1. has been received at last from Peking-. A dispatch to "The Times" from Shanghai states that Shcng, the Chinese Director of Railways, announced on Saturday, on the authority of news brought by a special courier, that the residents of the legations were safe, and that the foreign Ministers were de manding their passports, which the Tsung-li- Yamen was disposed to grant. At Che-Foo it is feared that Admiral Sey inuur's force has been cut to pieces, and the po sition at Tien-Tsin is regarded as almost hope less. t Muravk ff on the day before his death ted his repn sentative to make a com : to the St. Petersburg correspondent of "The Telegraph" with reference to the Chi ; n. On the whole, he thought the | >ctent themselves with the task Lfication, and he did not antici pate that the outburst v.ould extend to any un- L N. F. THE I'LHiHT OF TIEN-TSIN. FOBEIGX SETTLEMENT ALMOST EN TIRELY 'DESTROYED. [Copyright; 1000: B* The New-York Tribune.] IBY CABLE TO THE TnißfXE.] London. June 'Jo, 1 a. m.— The British Ad miralty, being enmeshed -with red tape, docs not give out dispatches as promptly as the Navy Department at Washington, but it has con firmed the previous accounts of the repulse of the lief: column which attempted to enter Tien- Tsin on Friday. The bulletin is short and de pressing. The foreign settlement at Tien-Tsin was almost entirely destroyed and the Euro peans were fighting hard. There is nothing about a relief column of ins and Americans being cut to pieces, but the r.puLse is described as attended with some . -- < Inly one runner had entered Taku from T .- 'i-Tsin in five days, ani not a word had been : 1 from the relief columns which started f.r Peking two weeks ago, nor from the lega hemselves. DEFENCE OF TIEN-TSIN. foreign relief force may be described as a chain consisting mainly of missing link.s. - a r:.;.\e.l force of between two thousand and three thousand men at Taku, including: a .. of a Chinese regiment from Wei-Hal- Wei. This column, with the Kussian and Amer- Ingent of o\cr five hundred men, must < ut Its way through a superior Chines.? force i. I to have sixty guns, although this -. The foreigners at Tien-Tsin iriy In a desperate state, with th.- «ar- SBrrounded by a Chinese horde and with ammunition and supplies running short. .■•here beyond Tien-Tsin, either on the way to Peking or at that city. Is a mixed fore.; with Inadequate .supplies, ammunl- At the legations are probably one hundred and fifty to two hundred Europeans, Japanese and Americans, refugees i t'i the working official force, and litary and naval guards number about red and fifty men. Every link in this chain of relief is weak and detached, and th.re is no accurate information from any station except Taku. DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY. Men who have lived In China assert that the number of foreigners at Tien-Tain is large, Bince the city has a Chinese population Of over a million and a commerce of over (45,000,000. Tien-Tsin is the chief distributing centre for trad» in Northern China and Manchuria, and Is the natural outlet for a half dozen of the most populous provinces. There are four for t Urn banks, a large body of English, German, Russian, Japanese and American merchants and several groups of missionary stations. The situation of the foreigners at Tien-Tsin is regarded by former British officials in China as deplorable, and doubts are expressed respect jng the adequacy of the relief force which is available at Taku, unless Russia takes decisive Pleasures, as Indicated last night in ollicial com munications from the Foreign Office at St. Petersburg for the invasion of Chinese* territory l > a really formidable army. The European and American fleets may be working har moniously under the leadership of the senior rear admiral at Taku, but tho suppression of anarchy in China now requires too presence of a larger army than any great Power except Russia can put into the. field witbcftit delay. I. N. F. NEW 8 HOUR TRAIN TO CHICAGO VIA PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, jfc/ti''** ,, N '* W York (West 23d St Station), 135 p. m. inT h * ft?* Xsssw Richard Peck will attend th« itt^ r< 'l^'' K h'" Boat ***«•« "J- l J ou£hlteei>Bic-. Juno •fin. Bet Adv.— Advt. AMBUSH NEAR TIEX-TSIN. KEMPFF SENDS REPORT OF AMERICAN LOSSES IN ENGAGEMENT. Washington, June 24.— The Navy Department this afternoon issued the following bulletin: A telegram fr.»m Admiral Kempff, dated t'h<-- Foo, June 24, says: 111 niiil>ns<-]i)l<» near TUmi-Thlh oil tin- - lnt; lour of Waller* command killed and neven wounded. Nam.* will Ik- furnUbed as BOOH sij. received. Force of two thousand Koiim to relieve Ti«-n- l'r»in to-day. KKMI'FK. The Secretary of the Navy has ordered Ad miral Remey to go with the Brooklyn to Taku and to tender to General Mac Arthur conveyance of any army troops which th.; Brooklyn can carry- PERIL Gil OWING GREATER. INTERNATIONAL TROOPS ARE HARD PRESSED AT TWO POINTS. [By Th,- Associated I'ivs*] London, June "J."..— Th" position of th>- inter national forces in tin- section of Northern China where ten thousand m< n are striving to keep a footing and to succor the legations in Peking appears t<- Increase in peril with every fresh dispatch. Peking has not been beard from direct for fourti en days. Tho last dis patch was one imploring aid. Admiral Sey mour's column of two thousand was lxht heard from twelve days ago. At that time ii was burround.d midway between Peking and Tien- Tsin. Th<; G.CtOO International iroopn at Tten-Tsla ■were hard pressed and lighting for th» ir livi a on Thursday, und a relieving force of less than a thousand had been beaten back to Taku on Fri day. Observers on the spot think that 100,000 men would not be 100 many t>> seize China, lirrnly. The Admiralty has received the following dis patch from tho iiriiish Kear Admiral at Taku: Che-Foo, Juri.- £3.- < >nly one runner has K"t through from Tien-Tsln for five days. No in formation could be obtained, except thai the foreign settlement had been almost entirely destroyed, and that our people were fighting bard. N.-ws is r.e, ived as this telegram is dispatched that an attempt to relieve Tlen-Tsin on June -'- was repulsed, with :><!'.:■■ loss. The allied admiral! are working in perfect ac cord, with the Russian Vice-Admiral ua senior offi< er. DISPATCH OP SECOND FORCE. A press message from Shanghai, dated yester day, at 4 p. in., embodies some later informa tion. It says: Official Japanese telegrams confirm the re ports of a defeat of the allied forces .v Tien- Tsin. The foreigners there are now placed in a desperate situation. The Russian Admiral HUlebrandt yesterday sent a mixed force oi 4'hh) from TaKu t., attempt the relief of Tlen- Tsin. Nearly half of the force consisted of Japanese. The remainder was made ujj of con lingents representing the other nations. The .^uiis of the Chinese around Tien-Tsin are '' superior to anything the defending European force has or is likely v> have for seme time. The bombardment of Tien-Tain continued on Friday. Bomb shelters were hastily erected by th- ior-imi troops, largely coostiucted of wetted piece goods. Th>- food supplies are Insufficient, and the continued shelling is reported to be tell ing terribly. AmoriK those killed of the relief fore- on Kri ■ day was the commander of ii M s. Barfieur. The foreign casualties were three hundred. Japan is makinK every effort. Her troops are ' now arriving at Taku in large numbers. The , Chines.- troops in the Province of Chl-LJ In clude sixty thousand auxiliaries, who have been drilled by Russian and German officers. Captain Beatty and I^.-ut.-nant Wright. Hrit lsh, have been severely wounded at Tien-Tsin, according to a Shanghai dispatch to "The Daily Kxpresd," dated Saturday. The information was brought there by the Hritish crul.ser Orlando from Che-Foo. The losses at the Russians have been heavy. HEAVY LOSSES OF CHINESE. It was reported from Shanghai last evening that the allied forces had blown up the Taku forts, and that .very available man had been sent to the relief of Tlen-Tsln. Two thousand three hundred Chinese bodies are alleged to have been cremated at Taku. and upward of four thousand Chinese are said to have been killed at Tien-Tsin. Chinese runners who have arrived at Taku re port that a foreign force was engaged several days ago with an overwhelming body of Chinese forty miles west of Tien-Tsin. At Shanghai it is assumed that this force was Admiral Sey mour's. The Shanghai correspondent of "The Daily Express" says: I learn from a mandarin who stealthily left Peking on June I'!, and who succeeded at great hazard in getting clear, that the Boxers are massed around Peking, and that more than half of the northern anil western portions of the city, including the foreign settlement, were aflame when the mandarin left. He could tell me noth ing as to the fat.- of the foreigners, nor much as to the general situation, but he had heard that the Empress Dowager was preparing to go to the Province of Shan-Si. ALL THE NORTH IN REVOLT. A Che-FOO dispatch to "The Daily Mail," dated yesterday, says: The attack on the Tien-Tsin relief force was made by twenty thousand Chinese, using ma chine guns and modern field pieces. The allies ALWAYS USE PLAIT'S CHLORIDES for household disinfection. You will lilt.* it.—Advt NEWYOKK. MONDAY. JUNE 25. 1900— TWELVE PAGES— „ t&S&ZZ**- w.re v i.-c in retreating. Forwarding detach ments in this manner ia Buicidal, and th«> de 1' the foreigners, even though In small force, greatly . < i ■ 1 the movement of the Boxers, winch is Kaining enormously through th« ina bility of the foreigners to make head against it. Practically the whole of Northern China is ablaze. Hostilities are now conducted on an i xtended :-. .i!>-. du< to direct orders from Pe king. Gen ral i'aiin sin Kai, Governor of Shan commands ll.iHiu foreign drilled troops, organized to .. h.:rli pitch of en . and equipped with Mausers. It was in the plans that the-- troops should go ;■> Taku, but the seizure of the fGrtS Was effect, d b.ToIV IIVV i . uld gel there. Somi •: the spocial dispatches from Shanghai describe the groat southern provinces of China as still quiet, but others assert that tii-- news from the n -nli ;■ . x< iting the southernei dangerous height of Ci ling, and that millions n ay rise any day. PROCLAMATION <>r THE BOXERS. London, June 2T». — At Canton the Boxera are posting inflammatory placards, of whi< h the following la a ■ ampli : Kill all Germans, French, Ann ricana and Eng lish. To havi peuce prevail in :i.- hearts of the people all : • This .!,i can ■ attained in a few !aya If we unite our stren The British Admiralty has ordered live more cruisers to pro to China. Thl ■• represents ah ruMi tioim: 50,000 tons, the crews aggregating 3,0u0, DIVISION <.«iI.N«; FROM INDIA. London, June _■".. — According to a dispatch to "The Times" from Simla, dated yesterday, the Indian force going to China will be imrcaMd to a dlvi. . Tin-; j;n;.MMi OF Tin. IJSGATIUNS. London, Jan.- 2 of "The Tin • ' Sheng, Director of Telegraphs, declares that information wa received to-day (Friday, Juno 'S-> to the effect i ii.it the foreigners in i'eking were wife on Wednesday, Juiv a), but that all the legations had been burned except the Brit ish, Austrian and Belgian. Till: VARIAG MAY GO TO FAH EAST. London. June -'■•. A St. Petersburg ■ patch says that the new Russian cruiser Vsirlaj? will go direct from Philadelphia to Port Arthur. REMEY ORDERED TO TAKU. WASHINGTON OFFICIALS PKEPAKE FOR ALL EMEUGEXCIES. Washington, June 24. Admiral KempfTs ilis jiai.ii. giving the first definite news of the shedding of American bl lon Chine.,.- soil In the present war. came early this morning, and was turned over to Secretary Long as Boon aa be arriv.-d at the Department With Admiral Crowninshield, the Secretary carried the dis patch to the White House, where, on the Pr< l dent's return from church, it wai :.1,.1 before him. The determination was reached to order Ad miral Remey, in command of the Asiatic squad ron, from Manila to Takr, on board of the armor.-, i cruiser Lfrooklyn. The Secretary and Admiral Crowninshield returned t.i the Navy Department, where the > essarj orders were dlspat.h.d to Admiral Remey. The effect of this transfer is to make Taku ih.- headquarters of the Asiatic squadron. The Brooklyn Is ex pected to sail at one.- , to-day If possible as the orders sent contemplate getting the Admiral on the scene at the earliest moment. The a d ■ vantage of ibis, it was officially stated, is not so much in adding the strength o( the Brook lyn to the fleet already there, as the fleet is considered by Sec retary Long to be adequate, a.s It is in allowing authorities here to deal di rectly with the situation in China instead of through the circuitous communications by way of Manila. If the Brooklyn starts to-day, as expected, it will take her fully a vim k to reach Taku, as th-. trip Is two thousand miles and typhoons ar.» raging. The determination to carry some of General MacArthur*a troops on a flagship shows the emergency of the situation. The troops are believed to be ready to move, but some d.-i^y may be cause.) in getting on board sufficient supplies for a large body of men for a week. THE AUTHORITIES WORRIED Admiral Kempffs report that four Americans Were killed and seven wounded In the ambus cade <if Waller's force caused the gravest con cern among officials, but the chief fear was as to the outcome of the second attack, which the Admiral reported would begin to-day. This is little short of the dimensions of a battle, and its results may be decisive, not only to the imme diate force employed, but in determining the fat.- of the legations and foreign settlements at Tien-Tsin, and also whether the ih:-ue is or is not to be war with China. Word reached 'h.- Navy Department to-day that the battleship Oregon ;rot away from Hong Kong last night, bound for Taku. This is twu day» ahead of her expected start. She took on board I»>4 sailors and marines, brought to Hong Kong by the Zaflro. The big ship may now have a i hano to repeal her <\ 1.-hrated run around the Horn, as she is being crowded for a fast run to the scene of action. The distance la about fifteen hundred miles, and if she makes record time she will be at Taku in six days. <. oil till ut'il on 1 1. 1 r.l iiukc. ONLY 2S HOURS TO ST. LOUIS. NO EXTRA Pennsylvania Limited. Leaves Now York every morning.— Advt. A happy anticipation and a pleasant memory are born- **£ «*• Hiiiinoa River Day fit... trir».— »A4vt. STREET SCENE IX PEKING. TWOSCORE LIVES LOST. TEA IN DISASTERS IN GEORGIA AND WISCONSIN. thirty-five PERSONS perish iN SOUTHERN RAILWAY WASH OUT AND FIRE. Atlanta, Ga., June — A passenger train on the Macon branch of the Southern Railway ran into a washout one and a half miles north of Mc- Donough, <; .. last night, and was completely wrecked. The wreck caught tire and the entire train, with the exception of the sleeper, was destroyed. Every person on the train except the occupants of the Pullman car perished. Not a member of the train crew escaped. Thirty live persons in all were killed. The following la a list of the dead: r..\K<"I.AY. William A., conductor. Atlanta. UkJNXKTT, W. \V.. ti.iKEMsein.uricr. Atlanta. i:i:.\NTI.KV. John. Breman. UYKI>. Ed., colored, in. in, Atlanta. CKESSMAX, li U. Pullman on.luclur. i :;.:.!. . W. «».. bndic<'man. Slookliriifijc. FLORIDA. J. U.. NashvlUe. ;•!/■: i.N. . <";■ urso W.-, Atlanta. <;i;i;i:.V. William, . Ktra Biwaan. GRIFFITH, D. V . ntp«rviaor. HENSOK. EJdcr, travelling num. ■opposed ti> have bnn from Florida. HIGUTOWER, D, C. Btoefc bridge. »".a. iirSXinTT. J. h.. 'irnluctor. A'.lanta. Jl'-VUK. \V. w.. M.icon. <:.u I.A\\'KKXt*B. W. X.. torcmaa extra cans. MAI>I*>X, T. 1"... rotl.m buyrr. Atlanta. MORItISETT, \V. U. jiump repairer. )■ Mi: \V. J . Atlanta. PATE! -, lw«.'.ve-}eux-L>M sua of \V. J. l'ato, Atlanta. nil' >\ ■:.. J. II . Daemon. SVENCER, Robert, train rter. 1 .' I.I. IVAN. J. T.. engineer. WOO] J. li.. conductor, Atlanta. Four i.-ii. arc li milled. KiKlit negro »rrtton han>ls also pvrishe.l. The following persons wore rescued without serious injury: Jesse L. Rohr, Baltimore; Wal ter Pope, Atlanta; Miss Mary B. Merritt, Bos ton; Miss Clara Alden. Boston; J. C. Flynn, Atlanta; K. Schrincr. Chattanooga; E. T. Mack. Chattanooga; J. J. Quintan, flagman; T. C. Carter, Pullman porter, and Handy Tomlinson. HOW DISASTER OCCURRED. The train left Macon at 7:10 o'clock, and was due in Atlanta at li:).". o'clock last night. Me- Donough was reached on time. At this point connect is made for Columbus, »;a.. and here every night the Columbus train is coupled and hauled through t'> Atlanta. i^ist night, how ever, for the first time in many months, the Columbus train was reported two hours late on account of a washout on that branch, and the Macon train Started on to Atlanta without its Columbus connect lon. Tremendous rains, of daily occurrence for th. last two weeks, have swollen all streams In this part of the South, and several washouts have been reported on the different roads. Camp's Creek, which runs Into the Ocmulgeo, was over its banks; and its waters had spread to all the lowlands through which it runs. About a mile and a half north of McDonough the creek comes somewhat near the Southern's tracks and runs alongside of them for some distance. Finally It passes away under the road by a heavy stone culvert. A cloudburst broke over that part of the coun try about •"» o'clock last night, and shortly after durk washed out a section of track nearly one hundred feet in length. Into this the swiftly moving train plunged. The storm was still raging and all the car win dows were closed. The passengers, secure, as they thought, and sheltered comfortably from the inclement weather, went to death without un Instant's warning. The train, consisting of a baggage car, second class coach, first class coach and a Pullman sleeper, was knocked into kin dling wood by the fall. The wreck caught tire a few minutes after the fall, and all the coaches were burned except the Pullman car. ONLY PULLMAN PASSENGERS LAND. Every person on the train except the occu pants of the Pullman car perished in the dis aster. There was no escape, as the heavy Pullman car weighted down the others, and the few alive In the sleeper were unable to render assistance to their fellow passengers. For a brief time there was silence. Then the occupants of the Pullman car recovered from the bewilderment, and after hard work man aged to get out of their car and found them selves on the track in the pouring rain. The extent of the catastrophe was quickly apparent. Flames were already seen coming from that part of the wreckage not covered by the water. As the wreck began to go to pieces under the destructive work of both flames and Hood hu man bodies Boated out from the mass and were carried down stream by the swift current. The storm did not abate in fury. Flashes of light ning added to the steady glow of the burning train and lit up the scene with fearful distinct ness. The flagman. Quintan, who was one of the first to get out, at one- started for the nearest telegraph station. Making his way as rapidly < i. II I 111 lie, l UU -.<«.. 11. 1 putfV. CHICAGO AND RETURN, $17. Via. Lackawanna Railroad. Tickets good goias Jouu & and 2i. Return limit July Advt- ANSWER TO INSURGENTS. MACAUTIHU S KKI'LV Ti » APPEAL FOB PEACE- CHANGE IN TERMS. Manila. Juiu- L'l. General Mac Arthur has given a formal answer to the Filipino leaden who, lust Thursday, submitted to him peace proposals that had been approved earlier in the day by a meeting of representative iiusur^.-nts. In his reply h>' assured them that all personal rights under the United States Constitution, «-x cepting trial by jury and the riKht to bear arms, would b»> guaranteed th.-m. The promoters of th.- peace movement ar.- now engaged in reconstructing th.- draft of seven clauses submitted to c,<-m ral Mac Arthur in such a way as to render it acceptable to both sides. The seventh clause, providing for the ex pulsion of the friars. General Mac Arthur re jected, on the ground that the settlement of this question rests with the Commission headed by Judge Tuft. That portion of the-i;;,i Infantry which formerly garrisoned the island of Sanur will proceed to the island of Leyte, giving the garrison there the needed reinforcement. The- battalion of the 2Dth Infantry which was sent yesterday to Samar will act as the gar rison there. A NEK DEMAND FOR PAT. FRESH REQUEST I'ull SETTLEMEXI PRESENTED T< » THE PORTE. Con June •_■:: -Lloyd C Gri United states Charge resent ed .t fresh note to the Ottoman Government, ia - upon an Immediate reply to the demand of the United Stat< » i r a settlement y :n connection with th.- . ■ Ameri cans at the time of yn- Armenian massacres. Although vigorously phrased, the note is not an ultimatum, it la said, . a dlsa Burprls • the Porte as it do. s to the Intention of the United States Government to pursue this matter oi md to tiiu- eni READY I'OU ASBAXTEE CAMPAIGN. ATTEMPT To OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH COOMASSIE BEGAN YESTERDAY. Prahsu, June I*:: Sum< lent supplies have *1 last • n collected, and the final advance to open communications with Coomassie will begin to morrow. On the mad from Ashantee to Kwahou are three villages where ar,- gathered some two thousand fighting men, who have practised the rit.-s f fetich worship an.i pledged them to help the Ashant.es. SERIOUS SETBACK FOR HARVARD. HIGGINSON. THE STKoKK. SPRAINED HIS ANKLE ANH CANNOT ROW IN TIIM RACK. New-London, Conn., June "Jl (Special).— l*. L. Hlgginson, stroke and captain of th.- Harvard 'varsity eight, met with an unfortunate acci dent to-night at tiie crew'a Quarters which wilt necessitate dropping him from the boat in the race with Yale next Thursday. Higginson was playing ball with a number of the oarsmen, and in endeavoring to catch a ball slipped backward suddenly, twiatin* his right arjkie. He sank to the ground in a fainting condition. The other players rushed across th»* neid to his assistance. Dr. Benedict, a physician who harpem-d to bo at the quarters, examined Hte ginson's foot and found that several of the small boii.s were broken. The injur.-d man was lifted by his friends and carried to his room at thr* quarters, where th<- necessary surgical attention was Ktven. ( '"» lh Storrow and th.. oarsmen here are greatly depressed at the accident, particularly the former, who was confident of winning the rac-. Higginson was his main stay. The latter lias stroked three Harvard crews to victory Higginaon's father, at Boston, was informed of the accident, and is expected at the quarters as soon as he can get here. Coach Storrow would not make a statement to-night as to who lUjTKinson's successor would be at the sstr..ke oar. In tact, he was too much cast down to discuss the acci.ii m at all. It is conceded here that Harvard's chance- of winning now is rein. te. At the Vale quarters to-night sympathy was expressed for the Crimson rivals. It was the general opinion that with lliK^inson out of tho Harvard boat on Thursday a victory would bo an empty one. At both quarters to-day tbe men ]>ut in their time quietly. There were very few vi&itors. YALK-I'AKVARP BOAT RACK. CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY. NEW OBSERVA TION TRAIN. Finest view of race: Mart to finish. Tickets on sale. Jii Liroadwuy, York. — Advt. For uny sort of Cold, no remedy equal* JAVNE'S EXPECTORAXT.-Advt. PRICE THREE CENTS. HILL NOT A CANDIDATE NEW-YORK DEMOCRACY SEEKS ONLY A STRONG PLATFORM. FRANK CAMPBELL BELIEVES BRYAN WILL LISTEN TO THE PARTY LEADER! [BY ti::.f>;kai-h to 188 ratal Albany, June 24.— Frank Campbell, of Bath* the chairman of the Democratic State Commit tee, arrived here from his home late last night and engaged a room at the Ten Eyck HoteL This morning he visited ex-Senator David B. Hill at Wolfert's Roost and mad.- arrangemerts with him to start for the National Democratic Convention on Friday next. Mr. Campbell de sires to be in Kansas City early the coming week in order to attend a meeting of the Demo cratic National Committee. He and Mr. Hill will arrive in Kansas City on Saturday evening next. Mr. Campbell this evening was asked by The Tribune correspondent what truth there was in the report that ex-Senator Hi!! might be nom inated for Vice-President and also what were the plans of the delegates of this State to the Convention. In reply he said: Under no consideration would Mr. Hill accept the nomination for the Presidency. It Is an idle use of words to talk about him and that office. New-York has not a candidate for any office nor any ax to grind. Her sole thought is to use such argument as shall induce the Convention to adopt such a platform as will en able the Democrats of New-York State to dc liv. her thirty-six electoral votes to the candi date of the Democratic pajty for President. PLATFORM PARAMOUNT. The platform is paramount to everything eb*ew A declaration of party principles can be framed that will bring to Mr. Bryan's support a majority of the voters of the country. There is no man in th.- Democratic- party who is more patriotic than Mr. Bryan. He desires the adop tion of such principles as are thoroughly In the interest of the country. He is honest and he thoroughly believes in Democratic ideas as they exist to-day. It is also plain that he does not wish for the success of the Democratic party so much from a desire to become President as he does from a conviction that the country will be benefited by a Democratic Administration. Th,- Democrats of New-York State in their State Convention declared themselves as favor ing the nomination of Mr. Bryan, and pledged their support to him as a candidate and the party platform upon which he will stand. They go to the Kansas City Convention with the sole idea of acting in a friendly way with the Demo crats of other States of the Union and bringing 'about by argument and persuasion the adoption of a platform upon which Mr. Bryan can be elected. No one doubts Mr. Bryan's ability to have his views expressed by the Convention. He will control, and therefore will be held re sponslblt for the Convention's action. It is a position of great gravity. It will be for him to decide whether there shall be planks in the platform which will endanger the success of his party at the polls in November. BRYAN'S "PATRIOTISM." I believe that Mr. Bryan will listen to the lead ers of the Democratic party in the Nation and concede their right and justice in ;.. adoption of a platform that shall appeal successfully to :■■ TVmocrey of every State. Mr. Bryan pub licly states that h€- believes that a continuance of a Republican Administration would be dis astrous to our present form of government. The Democratic party is opposed to trusts and im perialism, and to other characteristic traits of the present Republican Administration; further more, the Democratic party is united upon these i«*uies. No man >»-cupying- the position of "Will lam Jennings Bryan should insist upon the re aflirm.ition of ideas, although he may believe in them, that Jeopardise and endanger the .success of his party at this time, when there is such im perative need of a great National reform at the hands* of the D^rriicratic party. I cannot but believe that Mr. Bryan's patriotic, unselfish de votion to the Democratic cause and keen desire for his party's success wi!l alone actuate those who under his advice will frame the Ka.r.sa.3 City platform. Kx-Senator Hill was vi^it^d to-day by Senator William B. Bate, of Tennessee, who is believed to have gone back to Nashville with some inter esting facts regarding Mr. Hill's plans for ac tion at the Democratic National Convention. The Southern delegates will be highly influen tial at the- Convention. Democratic leaders hera are positive that ex-Senator Hill has been seek ing support among the Southern delegates to tone down the confiscaiory and anarchistic planks of the Democratic National platform of IXm; Mr. Campbell's interesting statement quoted above doubtless would als«> be made by ex-Senator Hill if he deemed it good policy at this time- to talk about the Convention. CROKERS NEW AMBITION, REPORT THAT UK WILL BEPUSKfI NEW-YORK o.\ NATIONAL COMMITTEE. SAID TO HAVE ACQUIESCED IN A PLAX-TO DEPOSE FRANK CAMPBELL-GOINO TO KANSAS CITY SATURDAY. It has been known for a long time that Rich ard Croker was desirous of becoming something more and higher in the Democratic party than, the mere leader Of Tammany Hall. His am bitions are fixed on becoming a factor not only In State, but also in National polities. To the achievement of that end Mr. Croker has beta laying his plans, it is understood, for the last mv years. When it became a practical certain ty that Bryan would be again the nominee of the Democratic party Mr. Crates dropped th» lukewarm attitude which he had previously ex hibited toward Bryan and came out emphatical ly and unequivocally in support of the apostle of free sliver. That was last year. \\ hen he returned from Europe; In a statement which he made lor pub lication he declared that Bryan was the logical candidate- for the Democratic nomination, that he was personally n Bpvec e4 the select! the Nebraskaa and predicted that if Kryan were chosen it would result in a Democratic victory. Another straw which tended to show which way the wind was blowing was the in struction at Croker's bekjsal Is the delegates ap pointed at the recent State (.'..invention to vota tor l'.ryan. While ex-Senator Hill sue ceded In preventing at the Convention a of the Chicago platform, it was a. purely nega tive sort el triumph, inasmuch as the d>. t were directed to aßfjlWV* any phttforSß dcised. by the Kansas City Convention. Having made his Influence and sower in State polities so stroagty f.-lt at that I'onvention. Croker is now credited wltk lookinj,- t,. higher altitudes. Daring the time he has been ■ Eas> Und, rumors, probably kaSßtred, have from time to time found their way here, intimating that Croker would represent New-York State in the Democratic National Committee. When he was ask.-d by the reporters who met him down the Kay on Saturday, when he arrived as) the Lucama. whether there was any basis for the reports, Mr. Croker, m that ingenuous manner which h" adopts osj occasions, deprecated the idea that any such thinx uas in stora fur hini. Just as blandly yesterday he admitted that talk of .i proposal to place him upon the committee had ...me in his iais, und diffidently said that LATEST TRAIN FOR ST. LOUIS And Cincinnati leaves Grand Central Station 'every day at 3:3> P. M.. via New York Cwitral'^iis Four Uouttt.-Adv'» * »