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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE. KANSAS, DECEMBER 6, 1900.-TWELVE PAGES.
ENVOIS INSTRUCTED They Hear from Their Governments Regarding tbe Joint Note. A FEARFUL MISSION SLAUGHTER. A Bllhop and III TrlMit, Soma MrWIM Slftera, ft NomlMir of Chliiriri Prinat. ftnd SWMra mid 201) Orphan. r..nlnled An AU.r'hVa Oplnlun. Teliln, Dec. 4.-AI1 the forcitrn en voys httve now heard from their gov ernments regnnliiiK the j(jint notn to the Chinese plenipotentiaries and a meeting will be held to-dny. The en voys are not communicative, but enough Is known with reference to the objections of different govern ments to make It seem doubtful that the meeting will have a salisfaelory conclusion. Prince Thing end M Hung Chang both say that they are anxiously awaiting the demands of the powers. They declare that China desires pence at any price commensurate with the dignity of nn Independent nation, but they point out that so long as a large foreign army occupies the province of Chi I.I the problem will be harder to solve. The ' missionaries and others who went through the sleg protest bitter ly against any suggfstion of leniency. They urge particularly that those who are high in ollice nnd who were really responsible for the outrages to foreigners should be excelled, And they insist also that a sulllclnit force should be kept in China to guarantee order and to keep foreigners Inde pendent of the Chinese, declaring that if this Is not done a repetition of the trouble is inevitable. A Fearful Ml-alnn ftlntiKhtpr. Berlin, Dec. 4. A special dispatch from China to the Volks Zeitung re ports a fearful mission slaughter in the province of Slum SI. The first victims, the dispatch says, were a Catholic' bishop and his coadjutors n,nd four European priests, Francis cans, Italian nnd French. The gov ernor invited them to his house, pre tending to give them better protec tion, but when they arrived their hands were tied. Then the governor himself poniarded them all. Next the governor went to the bishop's residence with n number of soldiers and selcd six Marseille sisters. He promised them money nnd dlslln guished husbands If they would re nounce Christianity, which offer they unanimously rejected. Thereupon the governor poniarded them and also a number of Chinese priests, III) Chi nese sisters nnd 2110 orphans from three to 1(1 yenrs of age. Fifteen seminarists, who hurt hidden them-j selves In a cistern, were, the dispatch says, tied to slakes and forced to drink (he blood of (he first victims. They were then killed. A Chinese priest nnd two Christians who at tempted to escape were caught anil put In n small hut, where they were burned. A C'MnMa Attach1. Opinion. SI, I'ctcnliuig, I)cc. I Kwan Chwang, nn attache of the Chinese le gation here, in a formal interview yesterday, said: "II Is futile for Field Marshal Von Wahlersee In send Into the Interior expeditions, the presence of which only Irritates the natives nnd increases their animosity to wards the Europeans. The emperor will not return to I'ckin as long as foreign troops, beyond the legation guards, arc there, Should It be neces sary the emperor will fly further than Sinn Fu. "I do not believe the United Slates intends to negotiate apart from the other powers. The Interests of nil the powers, Including the United States, compel them to net in concert. Con sequently, it Is improbable that Mr. Conger will be secretly instructed to act apart from the representatives of the other countries. I believe the powers will soon reach an agreement. China Is anxious to conclude peace, as this condition of affairs menus the ruin of commerce, the gradual anni hilation of public welfare and the de vastation of I'ckin nnd other towns and villages." Flllplnti Rwaar All.trlan, Mnnlln, Dee. 4. Sunday In Vignn was a grent day for the American cause. Twenty-two hundred natives of the region, nearly all fighting rebels, crowded the church nnd took the oath of allegiance to the United States. The onth was administered by the priest. Joseph Tat rick Iferrlngton, rail road and warehouse commissioner elect for Missouri, who has been seri ously 111 of Ilright's disease, died thil morning at St. Louis. Don't Use a Refrigerator aza UnhsS Bxmm it is kept clean with GOLD DUST Washing Powder The taint of decaying particles of food is absolute poison. THE TRANSVAAL WAR. Lord Ritbaru CablaiTaat DataehinBl at Brlilih Roidlan SirrDdrd to a Onrwhelmlni Bor tare. London, Nov. 30. Lord Roberta cables from Johanuesbjrg under date of Wednesday, November 28: "The Dewetsdorp garrison, of two puns of the Sixty-eighth field battery, witn detachments of the lloucestershlre regiment, the Highland light infantry and Irish rifles, 400 in all, surrendered at 5:30 1), m.. November 28 Our losses were 15 men killed and 13 wounded, in eluding Maj. Hansen anl Capt. Digby. The enemy is said to be 2,500 strong. Four hundred men were dispatched from Edenburg to relieve DeweU- dorp, but they did not succeed in reaching there in time. Knox joined tliin force and found Dewetsdorp evac uated. Sevt'ity-fivc sick and wounded had been left there. Kn x pursued and Is reported to have successfully en gaged Stcyn and DcWet near Van! bank, November 27. They retired west and southwest. Kno-f's mesnenger failed to get through, so I have no details." The di wstor at Dewetsdorp has sent, a thrill of alarm through Great llrilaiiu The censorship continues so strict that there is no hipe of arriv ing at a clear conception of the actual position of affairs in. South Africa. For instance, Independent accounts of the subsequent proceedings and the recapture of Dewetado'p give ample details, not omitting to announce the capture of two Boer wagons and a quantity of loot, but there is not the slightest, mention of the surrender of 40D Hritish troops and two guns, which were not even disabled, inas much as the Ikiers were able to uss them against the Hritish relief forces The "ubnuilous" DeVVet seems again to have gotten away, and so far there Is no views that the captured Hritish have been liberated No attempt is mi'de to conceal the extreme Irritation felt at the adoption of a vote of symKithy with Mr Km ger by the French chamber ol depu ties. Tli.3 morning papers are unan imous in declaring that no interven tion of any kind will be allowed to change British policy. Natlnual Lire Stork Amnoiatlon. Salt Lake City, Nov. 30. Secretary Charles F. Martin, of the National Live Stock as relation has issued the call for the fourth annual convention of the National Live StocV association to meet at Assembly hnl'., in this city, on .Innuury 1.1, at ten o'clock a. m. The representation wil be the same as that of the convention held at Fort Worth last year, but at this conven tion nn effort will be made to admit Individual breeders to membership. The quo.it Ions that will come lip for discussion cover a wide scope and are of the greatest Importance to all branches of the live "tuck Industry. Tin- number of papers will be reduced and more lime devoted to discussion and resolutions, ih:,t a it H 'led in s Colored Church, Wcllston, 0 Xov. no. Oscar fnnsoll hot nnd killed i; rl-i-.t Leach at a festival in t!,e colored .Methodist church at Merlin cross roads Wednes day night. (Vv II fell nirainst a horn which Hubert Thompson was playing. The latter reiiion.'liated and was at tacked by Cassell. l,ciieli tried to stop the liclligeiciits, when Cassell pulled a gun ami II red, the first shot penetrating Leach's lie-irt, As Leach fell dead Cnssell held the crowd at bay and made his escape to the woods. The affair created Intense excitement la the church. The colored people threaten violence if Cassell is cap tured, as Leach was Drominent nnd well-to-d'J. I.wi KlostliiK Down the Ohio, Louisville, Ky., Nov. 30. It is esti mated that nearly 100,000 logs wcr.i last night floating down the Ohio'rlvei south of Louisville. They came from the Miami, Pig Sandy, Kentucky and Kanawha rivers and were set adrift by the floods that followed the re cent rains. The logs are valued at from $5 to $10 each nnd a number were caught here. The ferry boats were seriously Interfered with nnd some of the river steamers tied up for fear of being sunk by the floating logs. CmUPMimn Cnrtla Hnkm a Dimlal. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 30. Congress man Charles Curtis left yesterday afternoon for Washington, to be pres ent nt the opening of congress. Mr. Curtis, says the coining session will be the most Importnnt In several yenra In (mint of business transacted. Mr, Curtis' name litis been used per sistently as a candidate for United States senator to succeed Lnelen Puker, He says he hiis never author ized the use of his name In that ca pacity. Ton Mln l).atr nt Hrrrrtllla. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 30.-A Mor gantown, W. Va., special snys: Stute Mine Inspector .fames W. Paul, of West Virginia, says the recent mine disaster at Herryville in which 14 lives were lost was the result of a con spiracy to kill the foreman of the mine. The conspirators after light ing the fuse, stood at the entrance of the mine, hut the force of the ex .plosion was greater than they expect ed and they were also t illed. Th Votn In K tnT Louisville. Ky., Nov. :I0.-Wilh offi cial returns from ev?ry county In Kentucky, the Courier-Journal an nounces llryan'B plurality as 7,975 and Heckhnm'i as ?,M8. The vote will be canvassed nt Frankfort on December 3 and the result officially announced. A hend-end collision of Burlington passenger trains occurred at Harlem station, two miles out of Kansas City, Mo., yesterday morning. Both engines Were wrecked, but no one was Injured. THE CHINESE CRISIS. Development Foreshadow a Chinese Victory Over the Allies. MASYCERMIXS DYING FR01I DISEASE Volnataara ft tblaa Baaarvaa Haeomlnf Bataroa In GarmaDy-Tha Franeh Mlnla tar May Praaatit lha Proportions to tha Chlneaa Pleiilpitlautlarlai. London, Dec. 1. The Spectator, in s striking article dealing with the Chi nese crisis, expresses the opinion that the most recent developments at Pe kin foreshadow a Chinese victory over the allies, "The quarrel haa been brought to the test of force," It says, "and force on the civilized Bide has proved iiiBuflicient. This result 's mainly due to the attitude of Russia and the United Stutes. If China es capes with the payment of a small indemnity nnd many promises on pa per, as seems not unlikely, since Ger many and Great Britain may not be willing to incur the expenditure and risk involved in persisting in their demands, it will be equivalent to 6 victory for China, for nothing has occurred that will convince the Chi nese that their mighty empress has been defeated or that Kurope can avenge any future massacres," The Shanghai correspondent of the Morning Post, wiring yesterday, says: "Despite the cordial reception given Admiral Seymour, the situation Is un changed. "The Hankow viceroy re fuses to stop sending supplies to the court unless the Nankin viceroy will nlso refuse, and the latter, although he undertakes to send no more arms, says he must continue sending sup plies so long as the emperor requires them. In fact, all our remonstrances amount to a miserable farce. We have no courage to do more than to talk. In the Chinese theater here the allies are represented as a soldier with nn enormous mouth who does nothing but talk until his career Is ended by decapitation." (Tie Shanghai correspondent of the Times, wiring yesterday, snys: "Re ports of uneasiness at Tien Tsin con tinue. Chinese regulars and boxers are believed to lie returning to that district secretly and a renewal of trouble is feared when the port is closed for the winter." Many Germans Dying from Dlinaa, Herlin, Dec. 1. The German losses In China from typhoid and cllmntta diseases generally continue large, de spite semi-official denials. Indeed, the official dispatches themselves fur nish proof of the Inroads of fever, as they dally announce the number of dentlis. Consequently volunteers for the China reserves are becoming more and more scarce, ' To Prudent ,h Puio.il, furls, Dee, 1. A dispnteh to the Havas agency from I'ckin says the French minister there, M. Pinchon, is authorized, If all the ministers are in accord, to sign nnd hand to the Chi nese plenipotentiaries the proposi tions adopted by the diplomats nt the Chinese cubit ill, though, before the presentation of the propositions, the dispatch adds, they will probably un dergo fresh modifications. EIGHTEEN DEAD. The Terrlh'e Accident ttt Pan Frmtfl.ro ' Tlmr.duy Itnaulta in More Death, with Prnapeot of G'hrm to Follow. San Finnciseo, Dec. 1. The terrible accident of Thursday, resulting In the death of 18 persons and the in jury of four times as many more, has east a gloom over the city. About the morgue yesterday there were crowds of anxious inquirers, relatives and friends of those who are known to have been victims of the accident. The dead have all been Identified. Until all the dead have been viewed by the jury no remains will be per mitted to be tnken away from the morgue. All of the hospitals are (Crowded with the maimed and Injured ami a large staff of physicians nnd nurses is at work. Five more deaths occurred yesterday morning, making 18, Of those badly Injured several will die. The Davla' Obaeqalaa. St. Pnul, Minn., Nov. 30. The lying in stnle of the remains of Senator Davis at the capital to-duy will be the feature of the obsequies that will hi of most importance to the public, Other than the military aspect of thi funeral procession from the house to the capital, and the military guard of honor stationed about the cata falque, there will be nothing of the pomp of public woe Incident to the public obsequies to-dny. The religious services will be 'held in private on Sat urday. More Oalveitnn Storm Victim! Found. Galveston, Tex., Nov. 30. Forty-fire bodies of storm victims have been found nnd burled on the Island be yond the city limits this week. Trior to any action on the part of the cen tral committee to have the bodies in the swamps and marshes down the is land Interred 50 or 75 bodies, vletimi of the late storm, were buried by vol unteer piirties. The corpses were de composed beyond recognition. The pockets of the men's clothes wen turned liiBide out, showing that till enruses had been rnbhorl f'reaarnan Strike In FhlUte:ph a Philadelphia, Dee. 4. Six hundred members of the Pressmen's union, controlling the work In 76 job print ing offices In this city, went on strike yesterday. They demand a uniform rate of pay of $12 a week. Seven firms have announced their willing ness to grant the demands of the strikers. A FIENDISH CRIME. two Maa Soak a ' Ctnthaa with Tar paotlna and Then Set Jlra to Him and Ha I' U' liMl, Dallas, Tex., Dec. 4. Screams of agony brought policemen to a saloon in East Dallas yesterday morning at 1:30. Seated in a chair, unable to move, was a man whose garment! were a mass of flames. The officers say Eugene Faulkner and J. W. Chapman were standing behind the bar smoking cigars and watching tha , unfortunate man, who was being ; roasted to death. "Bring some wnter here quick," shouted an officer. "Get it yourself," the policemen de clare one of the men retorted. "Let him die. What's the use of worrying over him?" One of the officers took oft his coat and with it beat out the fire. The man was sent to the city hospital, where he (lied at six n. in. Soon after his arrival at the hospital the two men who were in the barroom were brought before him for identification. Then it was that the discovery was made that his eyes had been burned out. He was John Haines, for many years a constable at Garland, in this county. It is claimed by the officers that Haines was drugged and that as he reclined in a chair unconscious a quantity of turpentine was poured over him and a match applied. The man was literally ( roasted. When news of the outrage became wide spread the greatest indignation was expressed. The two suspects were put in the city jail and guarded by deputies. Shortly after ten O'clock last night a mob of 15 or 20 men called at the jail and demnnded the prisoners of the jailer. The jailer swore that they were not in his pos session. They had been taken to Fort Worth early In the evening, he de (dared. "Well," said the leader of the mob, "if we catch them we'll burn them." GRIGGS' iNNUALREPORT. Tha Attorney General Telia of tha Con dltlon of tha Hup erne Coort-Sulti br the United State-, Washington, Dec. 4, Attorney Gen eral Griggs yesterday sent his annual report to congress. It opens with a statement of the condition of the work of the United Stutes supreme court, which shows that 370 appellate cases were docketed and 371 were dis poned of, leaving 303 cases still pend' ing. On July 1, 1899, there were 3,137 United States convicts In the various prisons and reformatories of the coun try, against 2,932 at the close of the last fiscal year. In 007 of the 1,602 civil suits termi nated during the last fiscal year judg ments were lor tne united States, in m against the United States, 439 were either dismissed or discontinued and 28 were appealed. Of the 17,033 criminal prosecutions terminated dur ing the last year 197 were prosceu- i tions under the customs laws, In which there were 126 convictions; 6,275 under the internal revenue lnws, in which there were 3,749 con victions; 1,153 under the post office laws, in which there were 772 con victions; six under naturalization acts, in which there were four discon tinued nnd two entered nolle prosequi; 963 under the intercommerce laws, in which there were 630 convic tions; 206 under the pension laws, in which there were 145 convictions; 53 for embezzlement, in which there were 32 convictions; 8,180 miscel laneous, in which there were 4,880 convictions. County Coorthonae Knrned, Sheridan Lake, Col., Dec. 4. The courthouse at this place was burned. About half of the records were saved. A Wlfn'a Chare Airalnat Her Haaband. Chicago, Dec. 4 Mrs. Charles II. Plow, wife of a former state gome warden, yesterday swore out warrants chin ging her husband with attempt ing to chloroform her nnd dier chil dren and then turning on the gas so that suffocation would finish the work. The police are searching the city for him. According to her story the couple had frequently quarreled. T'x- ll.-wer Areh Plan Abandoned, New York, Dec. 4. Py a vote of 10 to 3 the executive committee of the citizen's committee for perpetuating the naval, or Dewey arch, as It was originally called, yesterday decided to disband and to return to the sub scribers the money collected for the project. The abandonment of the plan is due to lack of interest dis played by the public llolldnv Kitea nn Railroad Lloaa, St. Louis, Dec, 4. Southwestern railroad lines have extended the ter ritory for holiday rates to Arkansas, Missouri, Knnsas, Nebraska, Colorado common points and Cairo, 111, The rate is a 1 1-5 fare for the round trip. Tickets will be sold on Decem ber 20, 21 and 22, with a returnjimit of 30 days. Hr tl-h Parliament Opened. London, Dee. 4. The opening of the initial session of the fifteenth parliament of Queen Victoria occurred lit two o'clock yesterday afternoon. It was a formal affair and of little public interest. lnl-rinm for Lord Bnberta. London, Dee. 4. The Manchester Guardian to-day saysjt understands Queen Victoria has decided to confer a dukedom on Lord Roberts and that parliament will be ssked to vote him ' 100,000. A Hardware mora Untied by rira. Youngstown, 0., Ded 4. Fire gutted the six-story building occupied by the Stnnibnugh-Thompson company, deal ers in hardware, last night. Loss es timated at $100,000, with $75,000 insurance. Should Anybody where to buy SHOES! Most anybody would say, why at Shearer's Shoe Store! Selling the best footwear at very moderate prioes makes our Shoe store popular. ' , See our men's Arctics at 85o, which we tell you before buying are no good, yet some stores get $1 for same arctic. It you want good Rubbers and Leather Shoes at from 10 to 20 per cent less than you usually pay for footwear, try Shearer. Ask your neighbor how Shearer's Shoes wear, when he reoomniends them. Call on SHEARER, The Shoe Man, Cor. 3d and Broadway, Abilene, Kas. Ksroee Dig oign. Public Sale! Having decided to quit farming, 1 will sell at public auction on my farm one mile west of Talmage, on Wednesday, Dec. 1 2, commencing at 10 o'clock sharp the following property, to-wlt: 8 head of Horses., 71 head of Cattle. 50 head of Hogs. Farming Implements. H9For detailed list of article; see sale bill, Terms: All sums of $10 and under cash; sums over $10 a credit of 12 months will be given on notes with approved security at 10 per cent in terest; if paid when due only 6 per cent interest will be charged; 6 per cent discount for cash. No property to be removed until settled for. Free lunch at noon. Wm. D. WHITNEY. J. N. Burton, Auctioneer. Public - Salel The undersigned, desiring to relin quish farming, will tell at his place 1 mile west and 6 miles north of Banner City, 2 miles east of Holland creamery, 10 miles south and 1 mile west of Abilene, on Friday, December 14, commencing at 10 o'clock a. m. sharp, the fnllnwinir nrnnertv. to-wit: a I I ' , 7 head of Horses and Mules, 53 head of Cattle, 70 head of Hogs, Farming Implements, HaTFor a detailed list of articles see Bale bill. All sums ol $10 and under cash; sums over $10 a credit of 10 months will be given on notes with approved security at 10 per cent interest; if paid when due only 6 per cent inter est will be charged; 6 per cent off for cash. No property 'o be removed until settled for. Free lunch at noon. H. L. LEHMAN. J. N. Bubton, Auctioneer. A Dutch Treat! Is one where all concerned re ceive just the equivalent ol what they give. i But when you have purcnasea will' feel that this rare treat gives nav for. Thil is the result ot very ., trot tha hnnnlit of the discounts commands. Remember, if you want tbe largest selection of the finest quality of goods you should go to the PALACE Drug Store .Anybody Ask Most Public Sale! The undersigned will sell at his plaoe, 4 miles south and J mile west of Abilene, mile north of Acme postoffloe on section 12, Garfield town ship, on Tuesday, Dec. 18th, commencing at 10 o'clock a. m. sharp, the following property, to-wit: 5 head of Horses, 101 head of Cattle, 27 head of Hogs. Farming Implements. ISTFor detailed list of articles m eale bill. Terms: All sums of $ 10 and undef cash; sums over $10 a credit of 10 months will be given on notes with approved security at 10 per cent, interest; if paid when due only 6 per oent interest will he el, oent discount for cash. No property Free lunch at noon. E, S. ENGLE. J. N. BURTON, Auctioneer. Public Sale! The undersigned will sell at publio sale 2 milej west of Sutphen on sec tion 83, Sherman towuship, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, commencing at 10 o'clock a. m. sharp, the following property, Jo-wit: 6 head of Horses and Mules. 42 head of Cattle. Farming Implements. Household Goods. JFor detailed list of articles see sale bill. Terms: All sums of $10 and under cash; sums over $10 a credit of 10 months will be given on notes with approved security at 10 per cent In terest; if paid when due only 6 per cent interest will be charged; 6 per cent discount for cash. No property to he removed until settled for. Free lunch at noon. Bring your tin cups. O. B. HART. J. N. Burton, Auctioneer. si me raiace urue Store you 7) you many times Bfcre than you careful cash purchases, and and lower Dricea which caah u