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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, JULY 19, 1900. TWELVE PAGES.
TIES TSIN IS TAKEN. The Allied Troops Resumi the At tack and Capture the City. LIHUiiG CHANG'S MISSION TO PKKIS. ssaatlonal Dispatch Ananias ThetChlaa Bm Declared War Against Russia Dlstarbaooes In Maiiimurle Fur elgoere In Pen-In safe oa July 9. iondon, July 18. The Shanghai cor respondent of tlio Kvenitijf News, tele graphing under date, of July 17, Bays: "The allied troojis resumed the attack upon the wulled eily of 'l ien 'Jain on the morning of July 14 and succeeded in breaching the walls and capturing all the forts. The Chinese were com pletely routed uud t he nllii'H took pos session of the unlive city uud its de fenses." The guns of the. allies did Itrimeiitse damage to the native city, causing many large conflagrations and finally silenced the majority of the enemy' gum simultaneously. Then 1,,'itiu Hus sions, assisted hy small parlies of Germans and French, ussiiultcd uud captured eight guns that were in po sition on the railway embankment and the fort, the magazine of which the French subsequently hlcw up. A body of American, llritish, Japanese and Austrian troops then made a ortie anil attacked I lie, west arsenal, which the Chinese had reoccupied. After three hours of the hardest fight ing yet experienced the Chinese (led. LI Hung (.'hang In I r l-ti .(. London, July is. The Daily Tele graph has the following from ('anion, dated July Hi: In un inteniew with the foreign consuls to-duy Li Hung Chang said that liis mission to l'ekin was two-fold to save the lives of the foreign ministers and to urninge the best possible terms of peace wild the allied powers. To the American who Inquired about the actual surety of the foreign ministers ut l'ekin, LI answered that he had received no news from l'ekin within tho past week, but thnt, If they were alive, be was almost certain matters could be satisfactorily arranged with the allied powers. "If they are dead, It is hard to tell what may happen." He concluded by nsking the co-operation of the allied powers In furthering the success of his mission and said emphatically thut he depended upon them, Hm niliiH Declared War nn ltilllar London, July 1H. The Dally Mall publishes n sensational dispatch from St. Petersburg, dulcd Holiday, which i asserts that there Ik no doubt that) China has (iccinrcci war against, nos la. "The ilutisian press," says the correspondent,' "Ik restrleled to the publication of ollieinl details anil the publication of ninny dispatches from "flie front has been prohibited. I hear, however, from u reliable sum I hat the Chinese troops and the lloxers seiwd a Hussion transport vessel laden ' Willi munitions near Aignn (on (lie Amur river, about 1H miles from the Jiusslau frontier), killing almost the entire Hussian escort. They next sud denly attacked lind bombarded the town of lllugovechnesk (capital of the Amur government, on the Amur river). The gurrisnn held out brave ly, but was Anally overwhelmed. Nearly all perished and the towu was burned," lhe DUturbanen In Mnrhnrls. London, July 1R The news of the Manchuria disturbances is not re garded ns justifying the serious view attributed by the Daily Mall's ad vices, Amur Is boundary territory between eastern Siberia and Man churia. The district has been the acene of local disturbances for a long time, owing to the provocative con duct of the Cossneks toward the 2!i,- 000 Chinese employed in the construc tion of the ittiNso-.Mauchurian rail way. There Is little, furl her news from China thiB morning. The attack upon the native city of Tien Tsln was fol lowed up so swiftly that the Chinese never had time to reorganize and, once their lines were broken, their retreat rapidly became a rout. LI Hung Chung Iiiir already left Can ton. This causes the utmost anxiety for the safety of the Kurnpenng there, as there lire only two gun limits, one llritish and one American, at Canton, pending the arrival of a French gun boat. foreigners In Fehln Safe nn July 9. 1 Washington, July 18. The Chinese minister here yesterday received a dispatch from the Chinese minister at London, authenticated hy Kheiig, the Imperial Inspector of posts and telegrams ut Shanghai, and by two Ticernys, declaring that the foreign ers In l'ekin were safe on July 9 and were receiving the protection of the government. This Is two days after the reported massacre. Minister Wu laid the messnge before Secretary Huy. Hnminn Warehouses Looted by Chlneiia. London, July IS. The Moscow cor respondent of the Daily Mall says: Leading Anns here hnve learned thnt their tea and silk warehouses at Kul gan (in the province of Chi LI, near the grent wall) hnve been plundered and burned by Chinese rioters and troous. ooods north 70,000,000 tnels having been destroyed. A Masrre nt Tal Tnan Fn. London, July is, According to a dispatch from Shanghai to the Daily Mall, dated yesterday, a massacre oc curred on July S at Tal Tuen Fu, capi tal of the province of Shan 81, 40 foreigner! and 100 native converts be ing killed. News reached Williams, Ariz., that J, M Meneck, a representative of the Smithsonian institution at Washing ton, had got lost on tha desert In southern Utah and bad perished. THE COLEMAN FLOOD. Tha Nasaber of Dead Oanaad bf lha Gland- bant Mar Never Ha fcnown-Sanrco Inf for Bodies Coleman, Tex., July 18. The num ber of dead caused by Monday's cloud burst may never be known. Eleven people are known to have perished in the rush of waters anil it is be' lieved that several campers in the val. ley lielow Coleman were caught in the flood and swept away. It is almost certain that others have been drowned and for miles along the creeks below the town hundreds of people are en gaged in a search for bodies. Karly Monday morning Hoard's creek began to rise at a rapid rale and within an hour the. entire valley below the town was overspread by the en crouching waters. Kaill descended In torrents and before several people could realize their danger they were enught in the flood and swept away. The town has suffered severe proper ty damage and business is temporarily suspended. BASEBALL GAMES. NulutiMl League, Won. Lost. P. C. Mronklyn '. 44 25 .KB Pittsburg In XI .6 I'hilnileliihlu 7 .'It .521 Chicago :tt .521 Cincinnati 35 M .41(1 Ht. I.nuis :n . lliistnn :tl 37 .4.511 New York 23 43 .3IK A Itinrlomi lavut. Won. Lost. P. C. Chicago 41 3D .K Milwaukee 4.1 34 .His Indianapolis 311 32 .5111 Cleveland : 35 ,521 Detroit 30 411 .474 Minneapolis 31 41 .412 Kansas Cliy 35 46 ,43S Uuffuln 33 43 .434 rUailiiHlti,rii' Strike In New Vork. New York, July IS. The great strike of the cipinnnkers in this city is still on and It.'Kit) workers, half m whom arc girls, are idle. The strike Is proving enormously expensive to bolli sidi'S. The firms have closed most, of their factories and those that are running are turning out. only I lie cheaper brands of cigars. J'he Allien icun Federation of Labor is aiding the strikers by soliciting financial aid from unions throughout, the country. The ClgnrmnkcrV International union has also taken up the fight nud large sums of money have been contributed. Yerkel Nominated for lvernnr. Louisville, Ky., July is. The re publican state convention yesterday nominated for governor John W. Verkes. of Danville, adopted u plat form declaring the Issue of the elec- tli n lo be the linebel election law and i.djourncd within three hours. There was no Humiliation to be niiute by Ihe ei'iiii'iilinn except for governor, this year's election In Kentucky being an exl raordiiiarv one lo lill the vacancy in tlie governorship made by the death of William tloeliel. The present gov ernor, Iteekliam, will hold this otlice only until his successor is elected. Found In Hi- K.ilii' of th Fire. Chicago, July IH. Thomas D. Cn bill, western represent ill ive of the Cosmopolitan Magazine, was killed in the fire that destroyed the Vehmeyer broom corn warehouse Monday night. Firemen searching through the ruins yesterday came across the mangled nud charred remains of a man. On being taken to the morgue the body was identified as Cnhill's by his father-in-law. At the time of the Are Cnhlll was In bed. The portion of the building he was sleeping In was caught by the blaze uud fell into the ruins of the warehouse. ChrUtlan Endeavor Convention. London, July IS. The lending event yesterday of the World's Christian Endeavor convention was the temper ance demonstration, at which the spenkers were Canon William llurker, of St, Paul's cathedral, and Ilev. Paul Ktrnyer, of linltlmore, who deprecated the Indifference of governments to the need ot temperance legislation. Kev. Francis K. Clark nnd John Wil lis liner were elected respectively world's president nnd secretary of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor. Kiaenllva Cenncll, A, F, of L Denver, Col., July IS. The execu tive council of the American Federa tion of Labor yesterday took up the consideration of the Colorado eight hour case. It had been proposed to ap peal from the decision of the state supreme court, which was against the constitutionality of the law, to the United Stntes supreme court. The council dually decided against taking action. The Chicago building trades lookout nnd the St. Louis street car men's strike were discussed, but no action was taken on either, Tha Village of Salem, W. Va., Wiped Oat. Pnrkersburg, W. Va., July 18. Neurly the entire villnge of Salcin, n small town 50 miles east of here, was destroyed by tire yesterday, the Salcin Woolen mills, a livery barn, two private stables and 16 dwellings were burned, Two people, a man named Davis and an unknown woman, will die from Injuries received. Loss, $00,000. tiantl Renominated for Supreme Court Bedulin, Mo., July 10. Hon. James M. tluntt was rennminned for judge of the supreme court of Missouri by the democratic state judiciary conven tion In session h?re yesterday. It was a proxy convention. In the prelim inary work very little Interest was manifested. , A Statement by W J. Hryen. Lincoln, Neb., July IS. In a state ment given yesterday W. J. llryan ex pressed his conAdence that when the time comes, when unti-iniierinlist gold standard voters must decide between a gold standard empire and a bimetal list republic, they will cast their lot with the republic, A CABINET MEETING. Chinese Situation Discussed by Mr HcKinley and Bii Advisers SO EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS. A Deeldedly Mora Hopafnl Faellnf E Urtalnad by tha Pinldaut and tba Members of ma Cabinet - Tha Troopt Available for China. Washington, July 18. A decidedly more hopeful feeling with regard to the Chinese situation was apparent in all administration circles last evening. The tide of sentiment, which had been markedly pessimistic, turned with the announcement of the viceroy of the allies nt 'lien Tsln nnd the cap- lure of the forts and native city nnd gathered further strength from Min ister Wu's cablegram declaring thut the foreign ministers nt Pekin were safe July 9. Aside from these dis putches the arrival of the president and the special cabinet meeting culled to consider the situation were the features of the day. The cabinet met at 2:30 yesterday, less than an hour after the president reached the white house. Over a hundred newspaper men thronged the corridors while the cabinet wns sitting behind closed doors. The scene resembled the hot test days of the Spanish war. There were present 'Secretary Hay, Secre tary Jioot, Secretary Long, Secretary Cage nnd Postmaster General Smith. ' At the conclusion of the session, Which lasted 2'3 hours, Secretary lioot gave out the following formal state ment of the net inn of the, cabinet: 1 "The president has determined thut the facts now known to us do not reciiire or justify calling nn extri session of congress. Should future de veloiunents indicate that he is un able to do what Is required with th menus now nt his command and th action of congress Is necessary t furnish either men or money or nil thority be will not hesitate to call it together. While only this meagre formn statement was given out It wusiiscer tained that the whole Chinese situa Hon was thoroughly discussed by the cabinet. The decision that an extra session of congress was not demanded by existing conditions was the out come of the showing which both Sec' retnry Long were able to make as to tho force that can be thrown Into Chinn without the authorization of additional troops by congress nnd nlso the decidedly more hopeful feeling entertained by the president nnd the members of his cabinet as to the safe tv of Minister Conger nnd the other foreigners In l'ekin due' to the cable of Minister Wu reporting the safety of the ministers July !), two days after Iheir reported massacre. While this cable is not regarded ns conclusive It Is accepted in good faith for th present. Hut the administration, It can be definitely stated, has set In mot inn some machinery by which Is contiilcnt ly predicted absolutely authentic news as to the fate of our minister anil the other foreigners at l'ekin will be ascertained. Through wliat channel tlie nilmmistrntinn ex pects to receive this nil-important news is not known, but that a definite statement of the situation in Pekin is dally, if not hourly, expected can be stated with the utmost posltiveness The advices received from l'ekin prob ably will be the determining factor In blazing the future course of this gov eminent. If Minister Conger bus been murdered nn extra session of congress seems Inevitable. Admiral Kemey's message of the success fol lowing the earlier hard fighting nt Tien Tsin helped to relieve the nnx lety of the president and hla advisers. but Minister Wu's messnge wns re sponsible for the really hopeful feel ing thnt prevailed. Secretary Root furnished to the cabinet a summary of tlie troops available not, only in this country but In Cuba nnd (Icorgin It is his opinion thnt between 10,00(1 and 12,000 troops in nil could be spared for service in Chinn. These reinforcements are to be rushed through nt the earliest possible mo ment. Most, if not all of them, it is believed, can be landed by the end of August or early In September. One cabinet otllcer said thnt beyond those soldiers already destined for China from the Philippines no further troops from the Islnnds would be withdrawn, unless the situation became much more ominous, Joint Debate failed to Coma (Iff. Ottawa, Knn July 18. The joint debate on "Imperialism" between Congressman J. P, Dolllver, of Iowa nnd Congressman Champ Clnrk, ol .Missouri, did not take place here yes terilay. longressmnn Dolllver was present and submitted his views, hut Congressman Clnrk, nlthough In the city, was unable to speak on nceo t.it of illness, A liny Kill Another Boy. Sedalia, Mo., July 18. James Ew- ing, a negro boy 13 years old, took un old army gun and, going up to a neighbor boy nine years old, snid I am going to kill you." With that he shot and the bov fell dead. Gov. Htaphene Commatea Sentence. Jefferson City, Mo., July 18. Gov. Stephens yesterday commuted the sentence of Robert Cushenberry, who wns to have been hanged in Clinton county July 20, to life Imprisonment In the penitentiary. Col. MUton i. Patna'Dand. Kansas City, Mo July 18. Col. Mil ton J. Payne, a resident of this city lor nearly so years, the city's third mayor and one of its promoters, died at his home yesterday. He was TU fears old and death was caused from Inflammation ot tha bladder. WALL PAPER TRUST. II Hn Been Frnatlmliy Driven Oat of Ba-laees bf tho Unlaid Oiaailk tloa and Will ha Dlurtved, New York, July 18. The Nutlonal Wull Paper company, which has been known for more thun six years as the National Wall Puner trust, having: failed to control the Independent manufacturers, has practically been driven out of business by the outside comjietitlon, and In the near future will be dissolved. This action wns de cided upon ut a meeting of tlie ma jority of the stockholders held yes terday in this city. The collapse of the National Wall Paper company will result in the winding up of the af' fairs of the Continental Wall Paper company, which has for some time beA un ally of the National. The latter controlled the output of 15 fuc tones in the combination and the Con tinental company operated 17 similar factories. At the annua! meeting yes terday the old board of directors was re-elected and empowered to act as trustees ju the dissolution proceed ings. Some of the fuctorles will be bought back by their original own ers and the others will be sold to the highest bidder. ult AfalnMt 81. Loola Transit Company. St. Louis, July 18. Attorney Gen erul Crow yesterday filed in the stnte supreme court quo warranto proceed ings against the St.. Louis Transit 'ompany, the United Itnilways com pany and the JVntiomU liailwuy com pany, asking their charters be re- oked. The petition recites that the United linilwnys cmnpnny was ehnr- ercd by the state of Missouri to build and operate street railways and it has not conformed to 111 is charter; that it is a party to a scheme to cre ate ii street railway monopoly In St. Louis, the evidence of this being its leuse of its properties to the St. Louis Transit company, a corporation ap parently formed to assist In the formation of this alleged monopoly. To Work nn Omaha Northern Kallrnnd. Omaha, Neb., July 18. An authori tative statement wns made yesterdny by ex-Attorney General Churchill, of Nebraska, one of the incorporators and present general counsel of the Omaha Northern railroad, that dirt will be moving in the construction of that road by August 1. This is an air line of 105 miles from Omaha to Sioux City, crossing a valuable farming country nnd the Omaha nnd Winne bago Indian reservation In Thurston county, for which right of way was granted by congress one year ago. Mr. Churchill" isnys thnt the road will be finished within 12 months, stiflpetited TelegrapherR. St. Louis, July IS. Detective Thompson, of Chicngo, and other de tectives, representing the American express and Illinois Central railroad, have arrived here to take to Chicago W. T, Iteinach, who is under arrest, charged with belonging to nn organ ized band of expert telegraphers who work In league with train robbers by advising them of prospective ship ments of money by express and rail road companies. The local police are searching for another man named Mnttlck, who is alleged to, belong to the same gang and is snid to be its leader. A MyaterlotM Disappearance Cleared Up. Phoenix, Ariz., July 18. John Meek er, who disappeared from here four vears ago and who owned consider- nble land at that time, has been heard from in Arknnsns. At the time of his disappearance blood wns found in his room and his wifo was suspected of the murder. Proof was not suffi cient, but she lost the property to enstern helrB after a bitter fight. Meeker says he was suffering from sunstroke when he left home and knew nothing until a few montliB ago, when he found himself in a California insane asylum. Joined tha Blanket Indian Dancarn. Iicmidjl, Minn., July 18. Lumber men just In from lied lnke say thnt Itiigamugeshig, the Pillager chief who cnused the Leech lnke outbreak, has joined the blnnket Indian dancers and Hint this Is considered ominous by the settlers. His presence has Btirred up the young bucks who are lending the dnncing nnd who are anxious for battle. It is feared the Canadian In dians may join thein, making a large hostile baud. Roosevelt to Tonr the West New York, July 18. Senator Piatt hag accepted a place on the advisory board of the republican national com mittee and ex-Mnyor Strong may also become a memher, Mr. Odcll snid the stnte committee have turned Gov. lioosevelt over to the national com mittee nnd It is understood thnt he will ninke a tour of the west and then come to New York stnte for the last three weeks of tbe campaign. Inquiry an to Tela Tronpi. Austin, Tex., July 18. The secretary of war at Washington has wired Adjt. Gen. Scurry, asking how ninny troops Texns can furnish for a war in China, (ien. Scurry's reply was that Texas could be relied upon to furnish nny quota that the govern ment might call for. Chlnaaa Launilrymen Attacked. Virden, 111., July 18. Enraged at the news from China a mob yesterday at tacked a Chinese laundry and demol ished the entire front of the build ing. Six shots were fired at the two Chinese laundrymen, but without ef fect. No arrests have yet been made. Enf laeer Craa for Chlon. Fishklll Unking. N. Y, July 18.- Companies C and D, of the engineers' corps, arrived at West Point yester day. They are under orders to leave for China next Monday, together with all engineers at West Point. ROOSEVELT'S SPEECH Tbe Republican Vice. Presidential Nominee Opens the Campaign. THE ISSUES MADE BY DEMOCRATS. Nothing- Practicable Offered to Remedy 1'raeta Tha Free Silver Ratlo-Caha, Porto Kico and the Philippine !- Imnds-Wbat Klpaoalun . St. Paul, Minn., July 18. Gov. Theo' dore lioosevelt, of New York, ad dressed a most enthusiastic crowd in the Auditorium In this city last night. Col. Stone called the meeting to order and introduced United , States Senator Cushman K. Davis as chairman of the evening.. After Chairman Davis' Bpecch Gov. lioosevelt was introduced After the applause had died down he spoke in part us follows: M'e have come here to beg-In the work of a campulgn more vital to American in terests than any that has taken place since the close of the civil war. We ap peal not only to republicans, but to all good citizens who are Americans In fact as well as in name to help us In re electing President MrKlnlcy. It was In deed of infinite Importance to elect htm four years ago. Yet the (need Is even greater now. President McKlnley has more than made good all that he prom ised, or that was promised on his behalf, and as the smoke clears away we see how utterly trivial are the matters be cause of which his administration has been criticised, when compared with the immense substantial gains for American honor and Interest, which under that ad ministration have been brought about. '.Ve know deflidtely what we believe, nd say it nutrliflu. Our opponents, who represent all the forces of discontent, malice and envy, tnrmed anil formless, vafrue and concrete, can hardly be said to know what they really do believe, be cause the principles they profess, if put rth nakedly, are so revolting, even to their own followers, that they like at least to try to wrap the mnnlle of hy- pofrlsy around them. They rant about trusts, but they have nllling practicable to advance In the way of remedy; nor Is tnts to or won dered at, when one of the makers of. their platform, the representative from New York, nnd the leader of their organ' Izatlon In New York, are both themselves nmong the mot prominent stockholders In the worst trust to be found to-day In the United States, the Ice trust, which had justly exposed Itself to the criticism which our opponents often unjustly ap ply to every form of Industrial effort, They have Invented the Imaginary dan- ger of imperialism, and about that they also rave. Yet so conscious are they of the hollowness of their attack, so well ware that to follow out their profes sions would mean to trail the American flag In the dust, that they are obliged to pretend that really after all they are for expansion. After Intlnlte labor tfjey finally did decide that they still believed In free silver. This decision was reached In their com mittee by a vote of 20 to 24; so thnt It ap' nenrs thnt they only have 52 per cent, of faith In their JS c-nt dollar after all Even this amount of faith they were nble i reach purely by the aid of Hawaii. and yet four years ago they objected as much to our expansion over Hawaii as they now object to our expansion over the Philippines! There is nn element of grim comedy In these builders having now perforce to take the once rejected stone to make out of it the foundation of their new platform. Their only unequivocal position Is that In favor of free silver at a ratio of 16 to for they have sought at least to make the pretense of qualifying, or nt least of clouding what they mean when tney ass for the relaxation of the bonds of Jus tice and order and the abandonment of our position as a great nation manfully doing Its part In the world work that must be done by all great nations. True to their nature, they have sought to sub ordinate the one Issue on which they take a decisive stand, and they declare that they have subordinated the ques tion of free sliver to other questions. Now, as a matter of fact, they cannot decide which one of their various here sies the people shall regard as most Im portant. What they say about Cuba and Porto Rico need not detain us for a moment. Ill Porto Rico we now have Gov. Allen In charge. We have established a sys- 'tem under which the Island Is advancing hy leaps and bounds to prosperity. In Cuba we have put Gen. Leonard Wood In charge, and all the preliminary steps have been taken to give to the people of the Island their own gavernment. Our pledge to Cuba shall, of course. b kept. Gen, Wood's administration is a synonym for honesty and cleanliness, and the min ute that fraud was discovered In the post al department, the wrongdoers were hunted down In unsparing pursuit; and the best possible proof was thereby given that we meant what we said, and that governmental cleanliness would be ob tained In the only possible way by the unsparing cutting out of corruption Wherever It was found. As regards the Philippines even the Kansas .City convention felt that they had to propose some policy, and what they propose Is that we should first give them a stable form of government; sec ond, Independence, and third, protection from outside Interference. By the order In which they put these propositions they showed their estimate of their Impor tance. Well, what we are doing now Is precisely and exactly to try and secure a stable form of government In the Phil ippines, and the chief obstacle In our way Is the support given to the bloody Aguln aldlan oligarchy by their sympathisers among the people who are represented In the Kansas City convention. Moreover, now we actually are seeing that no out side nation Interferes In the Island. Aft er we have secured a stable government we Intend to give them self-government as rapidly as they are fitted for It. Our opponents say that they wish now to give them Independence. To give Independ. ence now would be precisely like giving Independence to the wildest tribe of Apaches In Arliona. It would mean the turning over of the most peaceful, law abiding and prosperous part of the popu lation to be plundered by the banditti Who are following Agulnnido. Expansion means In the end not war. kut neaee. But like every other great good It can normally be achieved only hv effort at the outset. Woe to us If -iak from such effort. Wee if we tall to do our duly because tn nrsr step seems hard to the weaklings and the men ef little heart. If we are to retain the re spect of mankind we must do no wrong and must not endure wrong from otheri. We must strive with earnest good faith to secure tne steady betterment of the populations over which we have assumed control. Wa must show ourselves anx ious to work In a spirit of frank and open friendship with other civilised nations. But we must no more shrink from Intro ducing orderly liberty and a Just and stable government In the Islands to which our new duty has called us than we shrunk In tha past from tha various kinds of expansions which carried us from Florid and New Mexico to Alaska. THE BOER FUND. The Aodltlag Committee Report! Thai the Eipaiiltarei Were All Prop erly Iitcarred. Washington, July IS. Some criti cism having been made of the fact that the expenditures for the big Boer aid mass meeting held her some weeks ago when the Boer en voys were in Washington were so large that only $32.11 was turned over to the fund for widows and orphans of the Boer soldiers, an auditing com mittee was appointed to examine into the matter. This committee reported that the entire collections were $1, 206.39 and the expenditures $1,174.28 and thnt the expenditures hull been properly Incurred, owing to the fact that, the Boer envoys were brought on here and entertained for 11 days, during which they sought to impress the justice of their cause on the gov ernment. None of the money went to defray expenses on those instru mental iu getting up the demonstra tion. Another Wet lsy for Cnnip Hell. Springfield, Mo., July 18. Another wet day has made Camp Bell a disnp pointmcnt to many of the national guards. It wns raining again yester dny morning when the bugles sounded reveille and called the soldiers out of their damp beds. This had been set apart as one of the big days of en cumpmcnt week. The grand parade was on the encampment programme for the afternoon, but before noon the event wns postponed till Thursday, Tlie ground wns too wet for the proper movement of troops. The Power Chhc. Georgetown, Kj, Jjily 18. The pro ceedings in the Powers case were made more interesting yesterdny by the introduction of several witnesses who gave testimony against the de fendant. Tlie most interesting wit ness of the dnv from n standpoint disconnected from either side of the case was Miss Lucy Brock, the sweetheart of the young defendant. It is probable that cither Culton, Noukes or Golden will be put on the stand to-day to-further prove the alleged conspiracy. Wooden steamer Harnad. Cleveland, 0., July 18. The large wooden steamer Edward Smith, of Buffalo, caught fire about 12 miles off Avon Point, in Luke Erie. She will be a total loss. The crew escaped by launching the yawlboat, and de sertiug the two barges Bhe was tow ing. Corbett and MeCoy Ma chad. New York, Jtily 18. James J. Cor. bett and Kid McCoy hnve been mntched to fight before the Twentieth Century Athletic club iu Madison Square garden on or about August 23. The articles of agreement will be signed in the next day or so. Heat ProHtratlons In Mew York. New York, July 18. In Greater New York there were about 35 cases of bent prostrations. Pour persons died from the efl'ects of the heat, and one person, who hud been overcome nnd taken to a hospital, committed sui cide. Negrn Fatally (Jam a Knifr. Oklahoma City,, Ok., July lS.-For-rest Freeman, a one-urnied negro, cut Luther Blessingame, another negro, in a dice game In which 2 cents was Involved. Blessingame will probably MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Live Slock, n Kansas City, July 17,-Cattle-Market strong on prime grades and steady on others; shipping; and dressed beef steers, t4.3yu5.40; western steers, $3.0O.5; na tive cows, I2.00sX.75; native feeders, 13.60 S4.35; native stockers, J3.004f4.60. Hogs- Market weak to 5 to 10c lower at J3.W81 6.15. Sheep Market strong to a shade higher; sheep, $2.75(8-4.25; lambs, H.0O.25. Chicago, July 17.-Cattle-Good to prime steers, t6.0Ofci6.70; stockers and feeders, I3.764r4.65; Texas fed steers, J4.15ifi5.00. Hogs-Mixed and butchers; J4.96ft6.30i good to choice, heavy, $6.iWi5.30. Sheep Good to choice wethers, J4.00W4.40; west ern sheep, J3.254.50; native lambs, 14.50 47 it. 70. St. Louis, July 17,-Cattle-Beef steers, J4.3o4j5.60; stockers and feeders, J3.43fn4.75; Texas steers, R.5tKir4.S0. H"gs-l'ackers, J5.15ru5.30;' butchers, J5.204jj.35. Sheep- Muttons, $4.UOi4.oo. Grain nnd rrovlalime. Kansas City, July 17.-Sales by sam- pie on trade Wheat-No. 2 hard, 6SH4 fflc; No. 3 hard, liftaiisc; No. 2 red, Jll44T72e; No. 3 red. iisi71c. Corn-No. mixed, 3S4i3c; No. 3 mixed, No. 2 white, 4'lc; No. 3 white, 42c. Oats No. 2 mixed. 24c; No. 8 mixed, 23c; No. 2 white, 264i26i,c; No. 3 white, 25c. Rye-No. 2, 64c. Hay-Timothy, J8.004T9.50; prairie, 6.0o(7.00. Eggs, per dog. Poultry Hens, live. per lb; roosters, luc eaen; turkeys, 64i7c; ducks, 44j7',4c; geese. 44i5c; pigeons, 75c per dos. Dutter Creamery, extra fan cy, Wc per lb; dairy, lie: store parked, 13c. Potatoes Home grown, new, 204i22o per bu; northern, old. 104H5c per bu; fancy white, 2041 35c per bu; sweets, new, $3 per bu. Roasting ears, w per do. Green beans, name grown, ou'iy flue per bu. Peas, home grown, 75cyl-09 per bu. Turnips, new. lOJCfk: per dos. Beets,' new. SfylOc per dos bunches. Cabbage, home grown. ISSilfic per dos. Onions-New Texus. SufiiTjc per bu; new, 25c for S and 6 del bunches. Cucumbers, Jl.0o4il.5O per bu. Tomatoes, heme grown, StMittSc per bu. Navy beans, t'.25 per bu. Radishes. 64il0c per dos. bunches. Let tuce, curly leaf. 354i5ic per bu. Rhubarb, 104115c per dos. hunches. Asparagus, home grown, 254i35e per doz. bunches. Cauliflower, home grown, 76cSSl.W per dos. Summer juasli, SirfiTSc per l-3 bu. box. Apples, new, So'iaOc per 1-3 bu. Black raspberries. 11.6032.00; red rasp berries, II.50iH1.6s. Blackberries,. fair to choice. 90c4iJ1.26. fantaloupes, Texas and Arkansas. 6ac4itl.50 per crate. Water melons, Jl. 504)2.50 per dos. Cttlrast aatf It. Laale Caaa flrnla. Chicago, July 17.-Cnsh wheat-No. I red. 77W7Sc; No. I. 75447c: No. II hard winter, i-wbTOac; No. 3, 71M72Vic; No. 1 northern spring. "6V&77c; No. 2, TSyuTSc; No. I, 71H4T74VJC. Corn-No. 2. S9Hc: No, t. V,c. Oats-No. t, 23V4c; No. J, 23V4C. St. Louis. July r.-Wheat-Ko. 2 re4 cash, elevator. 73V; track, 7S75'-,. Corn-No. I cash, JSc; track, taMle. Oats-No. I cash, 24c; track, 25c; No. I whits, 2yjS. v