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sbombardment of legations i is confirmed. m Telegram to Chinese Maritime Customs iu London From Governor of Shan Tung Identical With | CONSUL GOODNOW'S REPORT. Little Room to Hope That the ForfgjS eigners are Safe?Report That Cossacks Killed 3,000 Chinese. I LONDON, July 13.?A telegram re?? celved at the office of the Chinese Imjg perlal maritime customs. In London. Sag from the governor of Shan Tung i.s H identical with United States Const;! 8SS Goodnow's report of the bombardment ||ffiof the legations July 7. The officials i? hero regard the dispatch as leaviig little room to hope the legations have Qffl survived. I'lne scanty came uispatcnes receivcu to-day add nothing to the knowledge In London of the Chinese situation. It Is stated positively from Canton that LI Hung Chang will remain th?ra until the allied troops have defeated Prince Tuan's forces and will then go north to lend his powerful rild in arranging terms of peace, co-operating with Prince Chlng, Yung Lu and the other pro-foreign viceroys. For the present LI Hung Chang considers that he can best control and direct the viceroys from Canton and also Keep In check the turbulent province of Kwang Tung. Have Evacuated Wen Chau. All the foreigners and missionaries have evacuated "Wen Chau and have arrived at Xing Po. Large bodies of boxersappeared at Wen Cnau and threatened to exterminate the foreigners and Christians. They also distributed bnnners, badges and Inflammatory antiforelgn appeals. The Tlcn Tsin correspondent of th? w? Express, telegraphing und6r- date of July 'J, asserts that the Chinese are r daily driving Jn the allies. They have iwnsajjiwui-iii, ;*'v\ twelve fresh guns in advantageous posltlons, with which they are sweeping the streets of the foreign settlement, the Incessant fire rendering position nfter Position, quite untenable. Chinese Lost 3,000. The Dally Mall's St. Petersburg correspondent says that In the last six i hours battle outside of Tien Tsln. the r-: Cossacks captured six Krupp guns and killed numbers of fleeing boxers. The Chinese lost 3,000 killed, Including Gcncral Kek. ' .t. Dr. Wollant, the Russian charge of embassy, called at the stat?? deportment to-day to talk over the Chinese situation with Secretary Hay. He stated that he hod no advices from his :'-jvVo\vn government touching the latest de.^J^VGlopments at Pekln. It Is understood ,'-^?that the stae department Is basing Its V.C4-repeated affirmations of the wllllngness of Russia to permit .large opera i". tlons by Japan In a military sense In ; }%' China, on. representations made by '?M Mr. Wollant. :v.V The state department anticipates no v difficulty in effecting trans-shipment of troops and animals Intf-nded for the army in China at the Japanese port of ! Nagasaki. No Word From Bgmey. WASHINGTON. July p.?Secretary ; Long stated at a late hour to-night that ht* had not received a word during the tew&.day or evening from Admiral Rem^y, command of the Asiatic station, and jj-^now In Chinese waters. Tho fact that iv.Vj- the admiral had not made nny report of the conditions said to exist in Pekin, and the reported murder of the mlnls|p| ters, the secretary retards as a hopeful sign, and he Inclines to the opinion that jj;;. had nny fatality occurred In the capl. *.al some word or rumor of It might K7.' have found Its way to Tien Tain or Taku. Feeling of Unrest Exists. BERLIN, July 13.?No Chlneso advices havo been received at the foreign j?y office to-day, which fact Is Interpreted |ivi by the press as ominous of disastrous Iffig news In a few days. It Is sahj^that a feeling of unrest exists In Shan Tung [i; ? because of the withdrawal of a part of ; ^ the German troops from Taku to Tien Tau. The Oennan military expedition jjtiS will carry one battery of lift eon centl'meter howitzers for tho nlfgo of Pekln. ' The marine ministry intends to charter iv thirty or forty vessels for China, many I of them to be used as supply ships. Permit Inspection Bill to be Modified WASHINGTON, July 13.?Tho German government hns consented, on the earnest request of the United States minister at Berlin, Mr. White, to modify the now meat insooctlon bill so thnf S It will not Interfere with existing contract obligations of American exporters. K thin itrranKement, all present eonsi tracts will be carried out on the present w basis of Inspection, and the new system X will apply after there has been oppor5 tunlty to make contracts with the full knowledge of the changed condition of S affairs. Quiet at Canton. CANTON, July 13.?After the rush of , people and the exciting Incidents of Thursday, comparative cjulet prevailed at the McKlnley homo to-day. The lawn Itself wan disfigured for thin season, but near the house the gardeners have already effected ? derided Improvement. President McKlnley, with Mrs. McKlnley and several frlendfl went out during the day. ITcrrick Succccds Cox. CLEVELAND. Ohio, July Ifl.-Col. I Myron T. Herrlck has been chosen an Ohio member of the national committee, to uucoeofl George B. Cox resigned. STRIKE CONTINUES At St. Louis?Claim That the Street Cnr Company Hns Violated 1 Its Agreement ? Latter Makes j Strong Denial. ST. LOUIS. Mo., July 13.-General Manager George W. CaumhofT, of the St. Louis Transit Company, gave out a signed statement to-day in reply to the published charges made by the strikers In which the latter charges that Baumhoff hud violated the agreement entered Into on July 2. General Manager Haumhoff denies that he violated In the slightest decree the agreement between the strikers committee and the Transit company. He says he has strictly adhered to that agreement and' endeavored to act fairly with the strikers at all times. The general manager's statement, which Is a very lengthy one, Is a denial of all charges made by the strikers against him. The statement closes as follows: "Had the present organization been conducted In the Interests of the street railway employes instead of for the benefit of a few Imported self-chosen leaders, there would have been no strike, and all the differences existing between the company and Its employes would have been cheerfully and promptly settled on." Xilite oiiurgo ui President W. D. Mahnn, oC the street railway men's union, arrived here today, from Detroit. He will take charge of the strike at once. Two thousand solicitors engaged by the trades and labor unions to canvass the city and collect funds for the striking street railway men's bus lines began work to day. Chairman Blackmore, who is in charge of this work, reports that contributions are coming In rapidly nnd he expects to have buses enough within a few days to accommodate the sympathetic public. Buses are now running on schedule time over three divisions of the Transit company's line and are b'?lng well patronized. The Imported men now at work for the Transit company are becoming dissatisfied and chargeo of unfair treatment have been mode by them against the company. Fifteen men who came from Baltimore to St. Louis In May have left the city for their eastern homes. They claim th??y found conditions In St. Louis different from what had been represented and that the Transit company failed to keep certain promises made to them The executive committee reported that a delegation of present employes of the Transit employes had waited on It and stated that 1,000 men would quit at once if the union would pay their transportation to their respective homes. The committee declined to give the names of those constituting the committee. The suggestion was taken under advisement. YOUNG PEOPLES' UNION Of the Baptist Churcli in Session. Tive Thousand in Attendance?Officers Elected. CINCINNATI. July 13.?Music Hall, with a seating capacity of 5,000, was packed to-day at the second session of the tenth International assembly of the Baptist Young People's Union. Dr. H. M. Wharton, of Philadelphia, spoke on "The Secret Power." A banner service, illustrative of PolyBlot missions in America, included addresses by J. C. Grlmmell, of Cleveland, on "Our foreign-American harvest field," by Prof. Joseph E. Jones, of Richmond, Va.; and "the negro," by Rev..Arthur St. Clair Sloan, of Perry, Ohio; on "Mexico," by H. R. Mosely, of Santiago, Cubu. on "Open doors in Cuba and Puerto Rico," and by Field Secretary II. L. Morehouse, of New York, on "Our opportunity and obligation." The following officers were elected: President, John II. Chapman, Illinois; vice presidents, L. J. P. Bishop, New York; W. It. L. Smith, Virginia; Harry L. Stark, Ontario. Recording secretary, II. TV. Reed, "Wisconsin; treasurer, Frank Mocdy, WleonnoU Among those elected members of the hoard of managers, cluss of 1903, were L. L?. llenson, Indiana; Orrln R. Judd, New York; II. M. Hunslcker, Pennsylvania; O. W. Van Osdcl, Washington; W, W. Main, Massachusetts; C. H. Dodd, New Jersey; G. P. Raymond, Prince Edwards Islands; C. .7. Rose, Ohio; P. W. Hunt, Massachusetts. In the afternoon the states were called at the fellowship meeting for reports and Kreetlngs. after which Rev. William Pelfer, of Iowa, for the German union, and A. C. ttlackshlre. of Indiana, for the colored union, delivered addresses. In the evening. Dr. A. J. Rowland. of Philadelphia, secretary of the publication society, spoke on "The press as an Agency In Evangelism." Miss Anna M. Barkley, of Memphis, who Is engaged In Cuban work, read a paper on "Woman's Work In Missions." Dr. Ferris, of New Haven, gave way to-night, and will .''peak to-morrow night, as will also William Ashmore. of China. The orownlnK anil closing event of the night was the address of Rev. H. G. Orange, of London, England, on "The Joy of Service." INDIAN OUTBREAKS. Blanket Tribe Holding a V7ar Danco and Sottlcrs Expect an Attack. SOLWAY. Minn.. July IP..-The danger of an outbreak by the lllanket Indlunw on lied Lalic In Increatdng. The Indian police from the agency hnvo gone over to the point where the blnnkotern are holding their war dance, and It Is expected trouble will cnmie. A petition will bo sent to Governor TJnd to-morrow, anklntr that n detachment of state troop? bu sent to Red Lnhc at once. The Indiana keep up tnclr v/ar danoea and their ahoutH ran be heard for three inllcH at frequent Interwil*. They discharge their rllh-H In the air. It Ih estimated that the entire force numbera over three hundred at present. The nquaw* and papoonca have bean went northeast and only the young buck* remain at the polat. The white HottlerB at the4>oint are yreparlqg for an attack* CIPHER CABLE MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY HAY i Sent Through Chinese Minister Wu to Minister Conger at the U. S. Legation in Pekin. IF MINISTER CONGER IS ALIVE A Reply May be Received?Chineso Officials Urgently Requested to Abide by Our Demands. WASHINGTON, D. C.. July 13.-Tho Chinese minister, Mr. Wu, has undertaken to get through a cipher cable message from Secretnry Ilay to United States Minister Conger, at Pekln. and to deliver back the raply of Minister Conger If he be alive. Mr. Wu forwarded the cipher dlspatoh together with nn extended explanatory message of his own on Wednesday and the remits are now being eagerly awaited, both by Secretary Hay and the Chinese minis lor, aunougn it is appreciated irnu some days must elapse before runners cr>n carry out this plan of opening up communication between the American government at Washington anil the American minister at P?kln. Presented Text of Edict. It was spun after Minister Wu prssented the text of the edict Issued by the Chinese Imperial government, that Mr. Hay requested him to get through a message to Minister Conger. Since the Chinese government had succeeded In getting through Its own communication from Pekln, Mr. Hay felt that It was quite reasonable to aslc that llkd communication be opened between our minister and the government here. Mr. Wu readily assented to this proposition and evinced nn earnest desire to use all his personal and official Influences in getting through the messagrs. He suggested, however, that Mr. Hay himself should write the message In cipher, as this would be proof positive to Mr. Conger of Its genuineness, whereas any open message to the minister might be under the suspicion of having emana-, ted from the boxers. Mr. Hay Wrote tlio Message. Mr. Hay thereupon wrote the message, and had it translated Into the official cipher of the state department. The contents were not made known to Minister Wu, but In Its unintelligible cipher form It was Intrusted to him to be placed In the hands of Minister Conger at the earliest possible moment. Mr. Wu determined to act through the medium of an influential Imperial olfi ccr ni snangnai, wno ny reason 01 nis position, is better able than any one else In China to execute such a mission. Beside forwarding the message to Minister Conger, Mr. Wu sent to the Chinese officials a detailed and urgent explanatory message, in which was set forth the Imperative Importance of performing this service for the American government. The ofllclnl was urged to share no effort or exp?ns2 in forwnrding the message by couriers, runners or any other means, Into the hands of Minister Conger and to use like moans ' In getting back the answer to the American government. On Its Way to Pekin. Two days have now elapssd since t'.*e message to Mr. Conger went forward, j und it Is confidently believed that It Is now on Its way from Shanghai to Pe- ] kin, surrounded by such safeguards! and such efforts for speed, that a roay- J onably early answer may be expected. At the same time It fs remembered that i It took ton days for China's official decree to get from Pekin ro Washington. Minister Wu Is bending every energy to nccompllsh this task at the earliest possible moment, for he looks upon It not umy us u nuty, nut as a moans ry which Chinese officials can sho.v their sincere desire to render every assistance to the American government In the present emergency. HEATH'S SUCCESSOR Not Named, but Fourth Assistant Bristow May be Selected. WASHINGTON, July 13.-So far as known here, the appointment of n successor to First Assistant Postmaster General Heath has not been deckled upon. , Mr. Heath's retirement from the postofllce department, following his selection as secretary of the Republican natlonnl committee, has been contemplated for some time, and there has been some Informal discussion as to hJs successor. Jt is one of Postmaster General Smith's objects In going to Canton this week to discuss this matter with the President. Curtis Guild, of Massachusetts, to whom the President, at the close of the Spanish war, tondered an appointment as member of the Insular committee, lias been considered for the olJIco. and Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow, who Investigated the Cuban postal system.recently, has been mentioned. CUBAN ANNEXATION. Secretary Hoot Expresses Himself Pofiltlvely on tlio Question. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 13.?Secretary Hoot to-day, In dlscuwlns the coming eonstltutlonal convention In Cuba, expressed himself quite positively on (he question of annexation. In reply to a question ho wild lhat the M'hje?t of annexation or any other subject for that matter, might bo brought up before the convention, but that In lib' own opinion Cuban annexation, if It came at all, was not Imminent Jual now. Said In?: "My own experience In Cuba lends me to believe that the desire for ludependcnco 1h both HtroiiK and Rcneral amonn the people, 1 do not think they want ' annexation even supposing that wc want them. Under the congressional declaration we are In honor bound to give them Independence first. If, subsequently, they wish annexation, that is a matter for them to determine. But It should be determined when they arp In a position absolutely independent of us. Even then, as I haVe suggested, it Is a case where It takes two to make a bargain." white' honored By His Fellow Townsmen on His Return From Victory?Senator Elkins Unavoidably Absent. Spcclal Dispatch to the Intellloencer. PARK-ERSBURG, W. Vo.. July 13.? The opening meeting of the Republican campaign In West Virginia which took place at the great tylgwam here to-night, was largely attended and very enthusiastic. It had been announced, until a few moments before the opening of the meeting that Senator Elkins would be present und make the principal address and that Congressman Freer would deliver one of his brilliant orations. But for some reason the former failed to reach the city to-day and the latter was unexpectedly called away early in the evening. TTTll ( f n NTorlo V I ujJtuv.u. Hon. A. B. White, who was'escorted from his residence to the wigwam by the marching club bearing his name, mnde the principal address of the night and outlined his plan of campulgn, which he Intends shall be clean, honorable and void of personalities. He wao received with much enthusiasm nn-l was generously applauded during his address. Other speeches were made by Hon. James Hughes, candidate 'or Congress from this district; Hon. Charles T. Caldwell and a number of other well known orators. At 11 o'clock the meeting is 6tlil In progress, and the crowd Is undiminished. Dispatch From Senator Elkins. During the meeting the following dispatch was received, which explains Senator Elkins' absence: "CHARLESTON. W. Va., July 33. "Chairman Republican Meeting, Parkcrsburg. "I regret that I am detained here and cannot join the Republicans of Wood county In ratifying the nominations of our convention and In doing honor to your townsman, A. B. White, candidate for governor. I congratulate the people of Parkersburg that their city has the honor of furnishing the state Its next governor. Your meeting Is the beginning of the campaign, which will lead us to victory." WILL POSE IN PRISON As the "Absent-Minded Boarder." Had On Another Man's Clothes. NEW YORK. July 13.?Robert Hayes will pose In prison for the next twentyfive days as the "Absent-minded Boarder." Yesterday he rented a room from Mrs. Henrietta Blowers, in Jersey City. Later Mrs. Blowers found hsr boarder dressed in her husband's clothes. "That's my husbands' coat you have on," remarked Mrs. Blowers. "Pon my soul, so It Is,' the actor replied, as he tok It oft. "Those are his vest, shoes and trousers, too," continued Mrs. Blowers, "and you take them off." "As I live, so I have," murmured Hayes. . He quickly began to shed his now outfit, but when he had removed the shoes and vest Mrs. Blowers ordered him into tlie laundry and locked the door. There he finished carrying out orders. He was held a prisoner In the laundry until a policeman took him away. Justice Hoos gave the boarder twenty-five days to recover his m . j orj% ARMY OF CUMBERLAND Reunion at Chattanooga to bo Held October 0, 10 and 11. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 13.-Gcn. I D. S. Stanley, president of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, has designated October 0, 10 and 11 as the dates for the next annual reunion at Chattanooga, Tenn. This meeting will be in conjunction with a general reunion of the veterans of all the armies, both Union and Confederate, who served In tho campaigns about Chattanooga, for the present purpose of Inspection and verifying or correcting the historical work thus far completed on the Chlckamauga and Chattanooga national military park. Money Waiting for Wollensant. CHICAGO, July 13.?Checks for a large amount are supposed to be lying In a pile of unopened mall that liwaltp the return of John F. Wollensunt, and tenants nrc anxious to pay thousands (if dollars due for rent, hut no one can tell the whereabouts of the eccentric business man who disappeared last December. Wollensant Is Flxty years of ?nil la nn'IH .? I?? - *-- * - .u ui "ui in u nuu million dollar?- A letter dated San Francisco was received by him from nn Insurance Arm. SJnce then many | efforts to Unci him have proved una- j vailing. _ Gov. Stone nn Optimist. WASHINGTON, July 13.?"This is a j Republican country and a Republican year," said Governor Stone, of Pennsyl- j vanla, who Is In Washington. "Pennsylvania will give McKlnley 300,000 majority, and we will Increase the Republican representation In Congress," continued he. "In the lant congressional election we loftt several districts mainly I on account of local troubles. We will get those back and some others. As a Republican, the Konsan City platform and ticket could not please me better." Died at 107 Years, SUBQUKIIANNA, Pa., July 13Mlchnel Maloney, of Glenwood, Rusquehanna county, Is dead, aged 107 years. Ho \va* one of the pioneer roHhlents of northern Pennsylvania. At the age of 104 he underwent a very critical surgical operu-tlon. Until within a very few days a?o he was In ponspsRlon Of all of his faculties. He was probably tho oldest person in Pcnnoylvanla^ WONDERFUL PROSPERITY OF COUNTRY Shown by Figures of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Vanderlip. One of His Recent Addresses. GROWTH OF DOMESTIC TRADE Unmatched by the Foreign Commerce of Any Country Excepting Great Britain. NEW YORK,July 13.?An address delivered by the assistant secretary of the treasury, Mr. Vanderlip, at the meeting of the State Bankers' Association of Pennsylvania Tuesday was supplemented by some Informal remarks that were made at the meeting of the New York State Bankers' Association at Sar atoga, to-day. Mr. Vanderlip briefly but Impressively called attention to the marvelous record made by the United States In the fiscal year which ended June 30, In the way of foreign commerce. Enormous as are the figures with which Mr. Vanderlip llustrated this foreign trade, they do not begin to compare with those that toll the story of domestic trade in tho United States in the fiscal year Just ended. It Is true that the total foreign commerce, both for the fiscal year that is just finished Is about 52,300,000,000. These figures are probably unmatched by those telling the story of foreign commerce of any other nation excepting Great Britain. Yet, enormous as they are, they are after all trivial In comparison with the figures that Indicate the domestic trade of the latest fiscal year. In New York city, In one day our clearing house completed exchanges that were one-ninth of the total foreign commerce of tho United States for the entire year. A year ago a single Institution brought to the clearing house credits aggregating $50,000,000. Clearing House Reports. There is no other way of determining the domestic business of the country so far as Is represented In dollars and cents than the reports that come from the various clearing houses. The New York clearing house differs from all the others In one respect, however.and that !<; fhnt n rnnBlrlorflhlo naft nf fhn pr. I changes transacted .there represent international transactions, relations with the sub-treasury and the" payment of the greater part of the customs dues o? the United States since much the larger portion of the money received by the government as customs revenues is that which the New York custom house pays over to the sub-treasury. Furthermore, the New York clearing house represents probably 80 per cent of the gigantic transactions of the past eighteen months which have resulted in the establishment of industrial combinations, and these, though financed in New York, nevertheless cover the entire country with their activities. Furthermore, the greater part of the enormous payment in the way of interest upon bonds arc affected through the machinery of the New York clearing house. Therefore, It is impossible to separate from the gigantic figures that toll nf (ho tfnno'in.lnnu fnr- or, iUr. billions, of flic New York clearing house how much of that represents domestic trade exclusively. Hut the story that the figures furnished by the other clearing hou3es of the United States In the main tell of domestic trade. Therefore, although there has been some falling off, not very heavy, in the record made by the New York clearing house of this year, that by no means can be accepted as Indicating that there have been a general falling off In domestic trade. The smaller figures reported this year by our clearing house, as compared 1 with those reported lost year, are easily accounted for by the l'oct that In the s last fiscal year before that of 1900 there . were several hundred million of Industrial securities floated In New York,the 1 transactions being represented In the clenrlng house reports, whereas, this year, the record of the transactions of : thnt kind Is comparatively small. Had general business fallen away propjrtlonately with the decrease in tho financing of Industrial securities then the record made by the New York clearing 1 house In the fiscal year of lilOO would I have been so much less than I hat of < 1809 as to have Justified the most serious ' apprehension. Our Domestic Business. > Hut aim mt everywhere eKj through- ' out the United States the record of the ' clearing hou?e oxclianges Is tho grout est ever made and In some parts, much the greatest. Thin Is especially true of the middle west, of the northwest niul some parts of the southwest. Thesii figures toll almost exclusively of do- ( incatlc business, ami If there was any ' attempt to tabulate them, the Hire of the figures would be so enormous that ^ they would simply confuse the mind j and give no Intelligent Idea of the mag- , nltudo of our domestic operations. They , would be almost ?p mennlngless by rea- j | son of their magnitude as are the fig- ' I urea that tell of the distances or calesI tlal bodies from us, or some of those I that are used Jn the computations of the higher mathematics. * It Is enough to say that the domestic 1 trade of the United States for the fiscal j year Just ended represent exchanges aggregating many billions In value and an I ] Increase of wealth In the United State* pretty evenly distributed, greater than the country has ever gained before In a 1 single year. Thnt, too, In spite of the fact that In the latter part of the fiscal year lb'39 there was a considerable railing off In the Iron and steel trudo. J BANK FAILURES " Greatly Increased During* tho First Half of 1000, Compared J^itli LaBt Year?Also Increase in B?eal Estate and Brokerage Breakups?Cotton Rated High. NEW YORK. July 13.?R. G. DuA & Co.'a weekly review of trad(5 to-morrov will say: If the great increase In failures to 5100,570.134 In the first halt of 1900 againBt $49,661,061 last year ana especially to $43,893,079 in the second quarter against $2,159,G35 Inst year, gave no occasion for diligent search, failure returns would be worth nothing. But today, it is shown that thirty banking failures for $25,822,5S2 against- thirtyone last year for 57,601,728 accounted for much of the difference; that 2G5 brokerage and real estate failures for $2?J22,34G against 143 last year for only $2,328,215 accounted for another part and that In building and lumber working and trade other large failures distinctly connected with those In real estate explain much more- of the difference between manufacturing and trading failures last year and this. In these and much less important changes in a few other lines are seen substantially all the commercial disasters as yet resulting irom an amazing rise in prices ia*c year followed by weary but largely successful efforts during the past few months to get back to a normal state of business. When this is seen and the remarkable steadiness in number and size of the great majority of failures, not for exceptional amounts, there appears ground for special satisfaction that business has been on the whole as soundly conducted under conditions of unusual danger. Open MarketAdmitted at Pittsburgh The Iron Age makes the output of pig 283,413 tons weekly July 1st, but the decrease of 16,000 tons has by this time been exceeded, other furnaces having stopped this month and repairs of works and of wage scales nYay yet occupy some weeks. The increase of S6,95S tons in stocks unsold Implies decrease in manufacture more than double the decrease in output and works of five of the great corporations are waiting for decline in wages just when the workers have looked for Increase. Open markets are now admitted at Pittsburgh, where quotations have been for some time nominal, and Bessemer pig Is offered there at $16. Structural makers decide not to reduce prices, but KlPi?1 hnru fVinro <inr1 t>1nnr>c if r?Vi5T.w1ol_ phla, are said to have sold at 1.15c In some cases. The sheet works open Monday with large orders. Coke works, about 19 per cent .'die, having no demand now and 'In- contracUHt'Is said that even $2 50 would be shaded. Cotton speculation has held the price too high for the comfort of foreign spinners who have not provided for all their wants, but the arangement by the Fall River committee to close for a month or more a large part of the New England mills closed in part or in whole on account of the uncertainty of de- , mand. Wool is growing weaker and even offered by some western holders at prices which were refused not long , ago, but the mills do not yet know what goods they will be able to sell, and from a temporary Idleness there seems for some no escape. , Shoes Not Quotably Weaker. < Prices of shoes are not quotably weaker, but larger proportion of the makers appwir disposed to make con bvaoiuito men UUIU'U UH i 1 C?|UIM11. SO light is new business that jobbers also i seem to have modified their views. Leather grows weaker in tone, though kid has held steadily owing to decreased production. Splits are a little , lower but most upper leather Is com- , paratlvely steady. The end of the crop year has brought | the usual estimates which cointnrad , not more confidence than usual. If the , country can get out of a crop officially t called 547,000,000 bushels, all it wants for . food and seed and 200,000.000 bushels for < export with considerable left over In i fight. It Is the easy inference that anxl- . et^ is needless. There Is no evidence as yet, and for t som? time to come cannot be that In- ( Juries sustained have been so groat as . those supposed, so alarm Is not more , necessary than it was last year. I Failures for the week have been 190 . In the United States, against 169 last year, and 26 In Canada against 24 last c year. w Died From Strangulation. CHATTANOOGA, Trnn., July 13.? The body of a white man was found yesterday afternoon a few miles south af Cleveland, Tenn. Indications were thnt the man had been hanged. There ivas a rope nround his neck and death appeared to have resulted from strangulation. No clow has yet been found to the man's Identity. The coroner's |ury returned a verdict of murder at | l.iv iiuiiu.1 ui uiiMiown persons. * Lew Emery for Congress. OIL CITY. Pn., July 13.?The Demo:ratlc congressional conferees from this r listrlct, three from "Warren. Verango * md McKean counties nml two from 1 Cameron county, met In this city yes- 1 lerday and unanimously passed a roso- r utlon nominating Lewis Emory, Jr., of Bradford, Pa.. for Congress, nntl inlorsiug the action of thn independent Uepuhllcans of th" district In naming Mr. Kmery as thef.* candidate. Bill Posters' Association. T ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. July 13.-The \merlcan Association of IIlll Posters of :he United States In convention here lelected San Francisco as the place for loldlng next year's convention. f Noted Trotting Horse "Writer Dead. f HATTLK CHICK If. Mich.. July 13.? ludgo Irving linlsley. the noted trot- 11 ing horse writer, Is dead. Spanish Captain Dies. h MADRID, July 13.?Captain Purcrln, " ,vho was second In coininund to Ad- > nlral Cervera, nt Santiago, Is dead- i N1TRALS NEK A DEATH TRAP FOR ENGLISH. XincolnBlilrog Lost Half Vh'elf o?. ccra, Including Col. Eoborta .'Win v Was Token Priaojmy BRITISH CASUALTIES 20ft. Gen. Do Wet With 10,000 Men, ken up a New Position?Boor^ " Fool tho Enemjr% LONDON, July 14.?Lonl Rol)?rt?hi# sent nothing further concerning*^0 iCItrals Nek affair. Pretoria however, show that tho Lincolnshire# lost: half of their olilcero, includinc C01Roberts, who was wounded and taicen prisoner. Stragglers continue t? arrive at the camp, but few further ^ tails can bo gathered. Tho Erltijjbi fought stubbornly until nightfs-U* "VThcrt the cavalry turned their horscfl 1??8q, The Boer report of the engagement places the British casualties at o*?f two hundred. In the Derdcpoort affair, mentioned in Lord Roberts' dispatch, the men ti* tho front rank of the Boers wore kakhl uniforms and helmets and the dragoon* passed them unsuspectingly, under tho impression that they were hussars. Tbo mistake was not discovered until ^bo Boers opened a heavy Are when th? dragoons were within four hundred yards. Have Taken Strong Position. British prisoners who have escaped to Kroonstad report that General po Wet's force of 10,000 men, with guns, expelled from Bethlehem by General Clements and General Paget. have taken up a strong position fifteen mMeS to the southward in the hills around Heteif Nek. President Steyn is reported to be with them. Another cas0 of the Boers wearing kakhl unif?rr^8 19 reported to have happened at Llnajey on June 2G, when they surprised a picket of twenty-five men of the Yorkshire light infantry, eighteen men ot whom were killed or wounded TRAIN ROBBERS Who Held Up the Illinois Ceatrfil Train South of Cairo Ha^o BeeH Caught?One Officer Shot ?wice. CHICAGO, July 13.?Three of '-ho robbers who held up Illinois Cental trail* No. 4, at Mayfleld Creel;, Ky., about ten miles south of Cairo, at 1;20 a- m., oO the 11th Inst., havo been arrested and Imprisoned by special agents the employ of the company. "We also expect to get the other two robbers iQ a short time." Vice President J. T. Harrlmon? of thB Illinois Central, made the f?regoInC statement to-night. He sal<*: "The first one arrested was Mlcliaol connelly, alias Doyle, who claltns to be a resident of Portland, Ore. w&8 caught at Charleston, Mo., a small town on the Iron Mountain railroad, about fifteen miles from Cairo, on th* afternoon of the 11th Inst., and is nov* In Jul* at Cairo. "The second man, Mike Conlan, was arrested at or near Wyckllffe, Ky? yesterday, and Is now in Jail thcreMnrrnv Shfittprml 4r? ejhrmij-* J ? ?4JO **4UC*? "George P. Murray, chief special *gent of the Illinois Central Railroad Company, went to the house ot Jack Nelson, who is thought to bo implicated in the robbery nt St. Louis last night# ind In endeavoring to arrest him, Mur-ny was shot through the eboulQcr and irm by Nelson, who got away* It is expected that he will be capture^ soon. Murray was not severely injured and IB' in the hospital at St. Lcuis. It is cX?ected that he will be out In a f?*v day?? Lnte this afternoon, Barnes confessed :o Chief of Detectives Dcsinon^ end 3hief of Police Campbell that he, tojether with John Nelson and * man lamed Dyer, alias Conley, r?bbed tho nifnols Central railroad train in gen* ;ucky. Barnes stated that Dyer catno fro?n ian Francisco four months apo, and ;hat the plot was all arranged ln tfcla :lty. Captain. Coghlan Critically HI. BLOOMINGTON. Ina.. July IS.-* elegram has been received hy relatives innounclng the critical liiness of cap* aln Coghlan, commander of the Bftl* Igh In the battle of VnnJia. He in attack of pneumonia, an operation van neccssary, and hla recovery ' . loubtful. lie Is with his wife at Coloado Springs. Old Lako Captain P^ad. BUFFALO, N. Y? Julv 13.?Joh? non? icily, nn olil-tlmo lako captain, died at lis home, In Kingston, ont.? this mornng. aged sixty-eight year.*'. He ,ia<* jeen in the wrecking business *or nany years. Steamship Movements. HAMHURCt?Arrived: Kalaer Friedlch. New York. 012 NO A?Arrived: Alter, New "fork. NEW YORK. ? Arrived: Pretoria, lam burg. Weather Forecast for To-day. For Ohio?(icnrrally fnir and xvarmrf Saturday; fair Sunday; fro?!* 8outntf?st% rly winds. 1 or WcHtorn Pennsylvania?Clencftl'1? air Saturday and Sunday; trcsh jjorthvly wlnite. For West Virginia?Partly e'nudy ?At"' irday and Sunday; lUht northerly wind*. Local Temperature. Tho temperature yesterdav. a a observe4 y C. Schntpf, druggist, corner of Market nd Fourteenth btreeu, was as folio**": a. m ill | 3 p. S3 J w fiS T n 2 W SO WoafritT-I^uir.