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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WADS AD, - - WISCONSIN FIRE LN SOUTH BEND. r FLAMES WORK HAVOC IN INDI ANA CITV. One Life Lost and Five Persons In jured in Burning of the Morrison Hotel—Agreement of Iron Workers Stops a Strike in an Hour. One* man killed, five persons seriously injured aiul a number of others slightly hurt is the result of the destruction by tin* of the Morrison Hotel, Soutu I tend, Ind. The fin*, tvhich is supposed to have been of incendiary origin, started shortly after 1 o’clock in the morning, and almost immediately was followed by a terrific* ex plosion. Before the department cotild reach the scene the building was in lianM*B, and many of the inmates bad narrow escapes. When the explosion ■oemrred Mrs. F. Smith, an actress, was blown through one of the windows. One of her legs was broken and she was badly burned about the head. Her husband, .an actor, had a narrow escape. The Mor rison Hotel was known until recently as the Glenview Hotel. The loss to the property will amount to .$15,000, partly insured. ATTEMPT TO HOB A BANK. Three Men Work Inside, While Three Others Keep Watch. Six meu attempted to rob the First National Bank of Conneautville, Pa., the ■other night. Three went into the bunk und three remained outside on guard. The outer door of the vault was blown open and the combination knob of the inner door broken off. The robbers worked there until II o’clock in the morning, when they became alarmed and left. Dr. A. L. •Dennis passed the bank while the robbers were at work. The three on the outside knocked him down and tied him and at the point of a revolver made him keep quiet. After the robbers tied he gave the alarm. The t’.ieves stole two horses ;and two buggies in which to escape. They were tracked to Ashtabula f’ounty. Had they succeeded in opening the safe door they would have secured $30,000. STRIKE QUICKLY STOPPED. Result of Agreement Between Fonn dryroen and Iron Workers. The first beneficial result of the agree ment recently entered into between the National Foundrytiien’s Association and the National Iron Mulders’ Union has been attained. The iron Bidders employ ed at Randolph & Co.’s works in Greon jmint, Brooklyn, went on strike for an advance of from $2.75 to •s.'< a day in wages. By the terms of the agreement referred to union iron molders cannot go on strike until the matter iu dispute is first- referred to a hoard of arbitration. ThC delegate of the New York local or ganization of the national union ordered the meu to return to work, and they promptly did so. Tbe> strike lasted only an hour. Contests on the hiamonil, TJhe standing of the clubs in the Na tional League is as follows: W. L. W. L. Philadelphia 31 17 Boston 21 24 Brooklyn’ .. .30 17 Cincinnati ...20 20 Pittsburg .. .25 27 St. Louis... .20 27 Chicago ....23 25 New York... 19 20 Following is the standing in the Amer ican League: W. L. W. L. Indianapolis 30 17 Kansas City. 27 IIS Chicago ... .32 21 Cleveland .. .25 24 Milwaukee ..28 24 Buffalo 19 32 Minneapolis. 28 20 Detroit 16 33 Bank Clerk Confesses Taking Money. Anthony .f. Hempsteger, clerk in the Hurd National Bank at Piqua, Ohio, was charged with using money belonging to the bank and confessed having taken sl,- 150. The charge was made after an ex pert had examined the books. The sty cai-Oy company which furnished Hemp steger’s bond will be held good for the loss. Death May He Due to Poison. At Green Spring, Ohio, Frank Moore, a prominent business man, died from what is supposed to be strychnine poison ing. The man was in good health, was taken with spasms and died twenty min utes later, * Fire Ruins Auditorium. The new Auditorium built at Des Moines by popular subscription last sum mer at a cost of $45,000 was almost en tirely destroyed by fire. The cause is un known. but is supposed to be defective electric wiring. Mrs. Beveridge Is Dead. Mrs. Beveridge, wife of United States Senator Al’eert J. Beveridge of Indiana, died in n sanitarium at Dansville. N. Y., of heart failure. She had been ill sev eral mouths. Deuver Times Changes Hands. 'Hie Denver Times has passed into the hands of anew management. Charles IC. Hasbrook, recently business manager of the Denver Republican, assumes con trol as editor and manager. School Teachers to He Healthy. Teachers with physical ailments are likely to be barred from the Chicago schools iu future. Only those of robust phjsique will be employed. Peaceable Election in Cuba. Flection in Cuba was extremely peace aide, not a gunshot being fired in the isl and. Gen. Rodriguez is elected Mayor of Havana. Stampede at uu Exhibition. At an exhibition of tableaux by a Ro man Catholic society at Covington. Ky., the lights went out and the girls ou the stagi* cried “Fire,” causing a panic and stampede from the crowded building. Many were ti-atnpled upon and bruised, but none is reported dangerously hurt. Tower Hill, 111., Suffer* Badly. The business portion of the little town of Tower Hill, 111., was destroyed by an incendiary fire. The blare was started in a lumber yard. This makes the third big fire in that village within a year. BS Fire in Kunsas. The big Union grain elevator in Kansas City was destroyed by fire, entailing a damage of over SIOO,OOO. The building was valued at $70,000, and it contained $30,000 worth of wheat, all of which was destroyed. J. Iv. Davidson, principal owner of the property, states that the loss is covered by insurance. Hot Summer la Predicted. Abbe Mareux, the French astronomer, has discovered and sketched a remarka ble spot ou the sun, forming a part of an extensive group. He predicts the ap pearance of other spots in July, August and Septemb % inferring that the heat during these tuoALss will be very great. Trnst Coul Dealers Indicted. The grand jury at Hopkinsville, Ky.. returned indictments against five large coal mining companies and eight coal dealers, charging them with extorting money from the public by unlawfully combining to maintain advanced prices of coal. Absconded Clerk Comes Back. John E. Sullivan, the absconding clerk of Marion County, Ind., who tied in ISS9, under a charge of embezzling SBO,OOO of public money, returned to Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon. He says that af ter eleven years of wandering he wants to face his accusers. REVIEW OF WEEK’S BUSINESS. Trade Cotnmenta of the Bradstreet Commercial Agency. Bradstreet’a commercial agency report says: "Measured by recent records and recollections of business activity, the present bettveen-seasons dullness seems specially marked, and the reactionary movement of prices makes trade look worse than it really is. Judged by such indicators as railroad tariffs and the sta tistics of foreign trade, the volume of business doing is considerably larger than a year ago. The cereal markets have held the hulk of the advance showu last week on the strength of bad crop reports. The acreage remaining in wheat is little below that actually harvested a year ago, and owing to the favorable condition in the Southwest and on the Pacific coast the general average June 1 is better than a year ago; but spring wheat, owing to lack of rain, promises much less favor able rest ts. The cotton acreage will be larger, but the condition is much below the average. Lower prices for iron and steel have not met expectations of caus ing a reduction in output, and the latest furnace report indicates an actually larg er output and increased stock. The fail ures for the week in the United States number 180, as compared with 184 last week, 50 in this week a year ago. 207 iu 1898, 220 in 1597 and 265 iu 1890. Fail ures in the Dominion of Canada number 23. as against 20 last week, 25 in this week a year ago, 19 in 1898, 34 in 1897 and 35 in 1896.” MILL MEN DEMAND PROTECTION. Begin Campaign for a New Interstate Commerce Law. Millers from the winter wheat States, members of the Winter Wheat Millers’ League, to the number of over 100, met at the Auditorium in Chicago. The open ing session was devoted to reports and the appointment of committees. At the afternoon session several speeches against existing freight rates were made. As the freight rates now stand, the Win ter Wheat Millers’ League asserts, the differential allowed ou wheat is unfair to them and is seriously injuring their for eign trade. The millers of Great Britain and Germany, they say, are enabled to purchase their wheat in this country and mill it abroad, meeting American compe tition at all points. A resolution was adopted asking the railroad companies to remove the differential and allow both flour and wheat the same rates. FAMOUS WAR PILOT DEAD. John Thomus Taylor Gunboat Henry Clay Dies at Louisville. John Thomas Taylor, aged 71 years, one of the oldest river pilots in the coun try, died of heart disease at Louisville, Ivy., Tuesday night. During the war Taylor was at the wheel of the gunboat Henry Clay, which took part in the siege of Vicksburg. The Henry Clay was the last gunboat to pass before the city. Tay lor stood at his post until the boat was totally |vreeked and then floated down the Mississippi on a cotton bale until picked up by soldiers of Grant’s com mand. PLAYED TELL, BUT HIT THE BOY. Two Lads in the Historic Role Use Re volver und Brick. At St. Louis Robert Iloesle, 12 years old, and Gordon Collier, aged 9, played W’illiam Tell, with almost fatal results. The boys got a revolver and for a while amused themselves flourishing the v *sap on in W’ild West fashion. Then they re membered the story of William Tell and Hoesle agreed to represent Tell, using part of a brick instead of the apple. Col lier fired at the brick, but hit his compan ion in the right cheek, inflicting a wound which is serious. TROOPS DIE OF YELLOW FEVER. Disease Breaks Out at Quetnados, Eight Miles from Havana. Yellow fever has broken out at Quema dos, eight miles from Havana, Cuba, where United States troops are stationed. There hive been fourteen cases, three of which proved fatal. A sergeant of the signal service died. Maj. Frank Edmunds and Mrs. Edmunds were stricken. Capt. Ives of the signal service is in the deten tion hospital. Havana city is exception ally clear, only three cases being under treatment. Woman Draws a Pistol. Miss Tilda Ginnnrtz of St. Louis drove away a mob of 200 hoodlums with a re volver. Miss Ginnartz, who is a wealthy property owner, went to South St. Louis to collect some rents. In a satchel she carried a loaded revolver. Upon leaving the car she was surrounded by a mob of strike sympathizers. They were about to lay bauds upon her when she opened the valise and drew out the pistol. The mob dispersed. Million Dollars for Porto Rico. A shipment of gold, silver and minor coin, amounting to $1,000,000, was made by the Treasury Department Wednesday on the transport Burnside to Porto Rico. This is the second million-dollar ship ment to the new territory, whose mone tary system is now undergoing readjust ment, under the supervision of experts from Washington. Druggists Are Barred. Druggists and hotelkeepers are placed in the category with liquor dealers and bartenders by the Minnesota Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, and will be ex cluded from the benefits and society of the order. The question came up and was formally acted upon at St. Paul. Bad Eggs for Mormons. At Corbin. Ky.. the other night W. G. Miles, Jr., of St. George, Utah, and Hugh Roberts of Logan, Utah, two Mormon riders, were assaulted with bad eggs by a crowd of young men while they were attempting to preach on the public streets. Makes Wife Kat Strychnine. Myron Clark, who conducts a dairy near Halleyville, I. TANARUS., iu a temporary tit of insanity drove his children away from the house and compelled his wife to eat strychnine, from the effects of which she died. Clark then disappeared in the woods near his home. Temperance Cougress Ends. The world's temperance congress in London came to a close with a reception tendered the delegates by the Lord May or, A. J. Newton. The American dele gates impressed the United Kingdom del egates with the progress of the temper ance cause in the United States. Politicians in a Wreck. The California si>ocial bearing 400 del egates to the Republican convention at Philadelphia crashed into a freight train on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chi cago Railway at Thirty-ninth street, Chi cago, and a panic among the passengers followed. Status of Porto Rico. Judge Townsend of the United States Circuit Court iu New York holds that Porto Rico is a part of the United States with respect to foreign countries, but a foreign country with respect to the Unit ed States. Chicago School Burns. Fire destroyed the Douglas school. Thirty-second street and Forest aveuue. Chicago, entailing a loss of $85,000 and leaving 1.600 pupils without an institu tion of learning. Mrs. Gladstone Dead. Mrs. W. E. Gladstone, widow of the noted English statesman, died at Hawar den castle in London Thursday, aged 88 years. Filipino Leader Surrenders. Gen. Marabutos. the most important and last Filipino leader in Tarlsc aud Pancasenau. has surrendered with eight officers and 124 men to Americans. Beat the British. Details have been received of another serious reverse to the relief column un der Col. Carter and Maj. Wilkinson, a day's march north of the Prnh. There were heavy casualties. The latest rumors report a further disaster to a detachfeep’ on the north hank of the Prah, which is now flooded, and where the Asbautees were found strongly intrenched. Col. Wiileock’s advance has been delayed by rains, which have destroyed the bridges ou the Prahsu road. NEWS OF NORTHERN FLEET. Steamer Jeanie Arrives at Seattle from Cape Nome. The steamer Jeanie, Captain Mason, arrived at Seattle, fourteen days from Cape Nome, with few passengers and no freight. The Jeanie brought out no gold, except what was in the possession of her passengers, as it has not been possible to do much work iu the district during the winter season. The Jeanie was the first vessel to break through the ice and reach Nome this season. She sailed from Seattle May 2 and arrived at Nome May 23. The Jeanie brings news of all the vessels of the northern fleet. They are waiting the breaking up of the ice, some remaining at Dutch Harbor and the oth ers scattered along to within 140 miles of Cape Nome. Returning passengers report the general health at Nome to have been good throughout the winter. There has been lack of accommodations and prices for everything are high, hut the situation will be relieved as soon a- the ice breaks and freight vessels get through. HELD UP BY BURGLARS. Proprietor and a Friend Bound While Safe-Blower Are at Work. On the third floor of the big dry goods store of H. Reinhardt, Sons A Cos., Third avenue and Eighty-sixth street, New York, two burglars held up Louis Rein hardt, head of the firm, and his uncle, Abraham Friedman, a soap manufac turer of Brooklyn, bound them with ropes, and then proceeded with the work of blowing open the office safe with dy namite. Had they not been scared off by the ringing of a bell below- stairs they doubtless would have got $4,800 the safe contained. One of the burglars was caught as he was leaving the building. The other got away. The name given by the man in custody is Leonard Gra ham, 30 years old, of Albany, N. Y. JEALOUS MAN’S FRANTIC ACT. Infatuation for Adopted Daughter the Cause of an Awful Crime. Moved by strange jealousy of an adopt ed daughter, Thomas Bach, aged 50 years, shot and killed 18-year-old Mollie Bach, because she was secretly married four weeks before to Newt Thorne. The tragedy occurred at the Bach farm, eleven miles from Louisville, Ky. Mollie Bach was adopted twelve years ago by the Bach family and given their name. Thomas Bach was intensely jealous of the girl, and lie had told her. it is said, that he would kill her if she ever got married. Thursday she showed him the license for her marriage to Thorne. Bach immediately grabbed a pistol and shot the girl, killing her. With the last bullet in the pistol he shot himself. WEDDINGS HELD TO BE ILLEGAL. Court Rules Against Marriages With in a Y'ear After Divorce. Judge Belcher at San Francisco filed an important opinion, in which he holds that marriages of persons divorced iu California contracted within twelve mouths after the decree of divorce has been made are invalid and that, in the eyes of the law-, such persons are unmar ried persons. The opinion will be a blow to hundreds of California couples who have married at Reno, Nev., within the last two years under the belief that a marriage outside of the State nullified the law. MADE BALD BY LIGHTNING. Albert Dawson’s Hair Burned Off by an Electric Flash. Albert Dawson, son of Thomas Daw son, who lives near Marsailles, Ohio, waa in a building during a storm when the place was struck by lightning. He said the room was ablaze at the time, and a few seconds later he became unconscious. When he recovered he was minus all of the hair upon his head, but otherwise was not injured. British Ship Wrecked. In inky darkness and during a roaring gale the British ship Sierra Nevada, 1,400 tons, ran upon London Bridge rock, twenty-five miles from Melbourne, Aus tralia. Twenty-three members of the crew were drowned, including Capt. Scott and his mate. Only five men ou the ves sel were saved. Census Estimates. Estimates made for a Chicago paper in dicate that the census will show a popula tion of 78,964,742, an increase of 26 per cent; value of manufactured products, $12,098,403,060, a gain of 36 per cent; and farm lands, $17,865,200,831, a gain of 33 per cent. Made Certain of Death. Tying around his neck a rope, to which was attached a heavy stone, W. H. Brockway plunged from a bridge over the Cache La Poudre river, near Greeley, Colo., aud was drowned. Insures Bryau's Nomination. Thursday's Democratic conventions in sured’ Bryan’s reuomination, increasing his total number of delegates to 696, while 620 are necessary to a choice. Lyman Abbott Hits Trusts. Trusts and political machines were de nounced by Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott in his address before the graduates of West ern Reserve University at Cleveland. Rich Cattleman Is Slain. W. T. Eubanks, one of the wealthiest cattlemen in Wyoming, was killed near Newcastle, Wyo., by a former employe. Kill Sixteen Boxers. The Cossacks had a fight with the Box ers at Tuli. China, killing sixteen and wounding many. MARKET FLOTATIONS. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $3.00 to $0.00; hogs, shipping gradese, $3.00 to $3.30: sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 to $5.50: wheat. No. 2 red, 77c to 79c; corn. No. 2. 39c to 41c; oats, No. 2,23 c to 24c; rye. No. 2. 50c to 58c; butter, choice creamery, ISc to 2l*c; eggs, fresh, 9c to 11c; new potatoes, 50c to 60c per bushel. Indianapolis —Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $5.75; hogs, choice light, $3.00 to $5.25; sheep, common to prime, $3.00 to $4.50; wheat, No. 2,72 cto 74c: corn. No. 2 white, 39c to 40c; oats, No. 2 white, 25c to 27c. St. Louis—Cattle. $3.25 to $5.75; hogs. $3.00 to $5.50; sheep. $3.00 to $5.25; wheat, No. 2,77 cto 79c; corn, No. 2 yellow, 40c to 42c; oats. No. 2,24 cto 26c; rye. No. 2. 53c to 55c. Cincinnati—Cattle, $2.50 to $5.75; hogs. $3.00 to $5.25; sheep, $2.50 to $4.75; wheat. No. 2,79 c to Sic: corn, No. 2 mixed, 43c to 44c: oats. No. 2 mixed, 25c to 26c: rye. No. 2. 63c to 65c. Detroit —Cattle, $2.50 to $5.73; hogs, $3.00 to $5.25: sheep, $3.00 to $4.50: wheat. No. 2. 74c to 75e: corn. No. 2 yellow. 39c to 41c; oats. No. 2 white. 26c to 27c; rve. 00c to 62c. Toledo— \Vbeat. No. 2 mixed. 82c to S3c: corn. No. 2 mixed, 41c to 42c: oats. No. 2 mixed. 23c to 25c; rye. No. 2,58 c to 60c: clover seed, prime. $5.43 to $5.55. Milwaukee—Wheat, No. 2 northern, 75c to 77c, corn. No. 3. 38 cto 40c; oats. No. 2 white. 25c to 27c; rye. No. 1. 58c to tide; barley. No. 2. 44c to 46c; pork, R'l --. S'. 1.30 1. $:2. fc *. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping steers. $3.00 to $0.00; hogs, fair to prime. $3.1*0 to $5.50: sheep, fair to choice. $3.00 to $5.50; lambs, common to ex,ra, $4.50 to $7.75. New York—Cattle, $3.25 to $6.00: hoes. $3.00 to $6.00; sheep. $3.00 to $5.7,5; wheat. No. 2 red. 89c to 90c; corn. No. 2. 47 to 48 eats. N . 2 white. 2t*c to 31c; butter, creamery, 16c to 20c; eggs, west era. 13c to 15c. mOPENS IUCHINA Celestials Fire Upon the Inter national Fleet. TAKU FORTS TAKEN. Beginning of What May Prove Con* flict with All the Powers. Forts Surrender After a Seven-Hours Bombardment Magazine and Two Forts Blown Up and 400 Chinese Killed—Slight Loss of Allied Forces —Russia, Japan, Germany and France Hurrying Forward Large Armies to the Disturbed District Vessels Are Pushed Up the Pei Ho. China declared war against the world when the Taku forts opened tire upon the international fleet. The accounts of what took place are unsatisfactory, the best semi-official information being a dispatch received at Berlin from Chefoo. The in ternational fleet captured the northern Taku forts after a battle that lasted seven hours, and the lighter-draught ves sels pushed on up the Pei-Ho. During the bombardment of the forts a shell ex ploded the Chinese magazine. The allies sustained small damage in the fight. Six meu on board the British burkontiue Al gerine were wounded. The Russians and Japanese, now that the forts have been forced, will land many troops, and Ameri can troops will proceed immediately from Manila to Tientsin. The unofficial narratives, coming by way of Shanghai, vary widely aud bear internal evidence of supplementing the main facts with guess work. One dis patch says that the Yorktown participat ed in the bombardment. Another asserts U. 8. CONSULATE AT riEN-TSIN. that American marines formed part of the storming force of 3,000. An Asso ciated Press dispatch from Chefoo says: “The forts on both sides of Taku are now occupied. The Chinese opened fire unex pectedly. The casualties to the mixed force were as follows: Killed, British 1, German 3, Russian 1, French 1; wound ed, British 4, German 7, Russian 45, French 1. Chinese torpedo boats were seiz.-d.” Discovering that the Chinese were plac ing torpedoes in the river and heavily gar risoning the forts, and making other war like preparations, the foreign command ers assembled on the Russian flagship and addressed an ultimatum to the com manders of the Taku forts, calling upon them to withdraw their troops before 2 o’clock on- Sunday morning. The troops wore snid to have been brought from Shan-Hai-Kwau, nnd probably were those lately supposed to be marching west to put themselves under the com mand of Gen. Tung. China Fires First Shot. The only reply of the commanders of the forts was to open fire suddenly at 1 o’clock on Sunday morning. The British, Russian, German, French and Japanese warships immediately replied. After a seven hours’ engagement be tween the warships and the forts, during which a Russian gunboat was blown up by a shell exploding in its magazine, the German vessel litis and the British sloop Algerine were each struck thirteen or fourteen times, two British merchant ves sels sunk, and two Chinese forts blown up, the European troops stormed the re maining forts with bayonets, and took them all, killing, so some reports say, sev eral hundred Chinese. Of the European losses sixteen were killed and forty-five wounded by the explosion on the Russian warship. On the litis three were killed and seven wounded. On the Algerine one man was killed and four wounded. The forts on both sides of the river are now occupied, and the Chinese torpedo boats captured. The return of Admiral Seymour’s force to Tien-Tsin —due largely to lack of food —is regarded as a humiliating check, aud one likely to encourage the Boxers to fur ther harass the Europeans in Pekin. The allied forces found the line cut in front of them, and were faced by 10,000 im perial troops, who are now regarded as Boxers pure and simple. Then the line was cut behind them, and the force could not get from Tien-Tsin the supplies need ed. The retreat is not to be marveled at, being assuredly necessary, but in the eyes of the army and navy officials it amounts to a serious disaster. Attack Ordered from Pekin. The Shanghai correspondent of the London Daily Mail says: “The forts be gan firing iu observance of orders from Pekin, conveyed in a personal edict of the empress dowager, by advice of Kang Yi (president of the ministry of war). Sev eral warships were struck by shells from the twelve-inch guns of the forts. The heavy Russian losses were due to the blowing up of the magazine at Mand shur. Four hundred Chinese are report ed to have been killed. The Chinese, when retreating, fell into the hands of the Russian land force.” The London Daily News has the fol lowing from Chefoo: “Two of the forts were blown up. The thirty-two warships at Taku aggregated 200.000 tons and car ried more than 300 guns. The failure of Admiral Seymour’s col umn and its retreat to Tientsin increase, it is presumed, the peril of the legations in Pekin, which is still isolated, although Shanghai forwards Chinese rumors that the legations were attacked by mobs, which were mowed down by machine guns, and also that the members of the legation were massacred. The situation at Niu Chwang is report ed critical. The British consul at Kiu Kwang has ordered all foreigners to leave Ivu Ling and Nan King Chang. The powers are taking prompt action. Four thousand German troops have been ordered to China: 10,000 French troops are waiting to embark at Saigon, capital of French Cochin China, and from 3,000 to 5,000 more Russians have been ordered from Port Arthur to Takn. This re-en forcement. says the St. Petersburg corre spondent of the Ixindon Daily Telegraph, is announced in the St. Petersburg Ga zette. OREGON IS SENT. A special from Washington says that to meet the exceedingly grave complica tion that has developed in northern China, and in order that the United Slates may be commeusuratriy represent ed in the relief and protective measures forced upon the foreign nations, the Pres ident has directed Gen. Mai Arthur to send three regiments of regulars to Tien- Tsin. which, with their support of com missary. field transportation, signal men and medical staff, will make a force of 5.000. Admiral Remey has been directed to send the Oregon to Taku as k*3o aa •he can start REFORM PARTY'S PROPOSALS. Would Enlist Aid of the Powers to lip* hold the Yount; Kmneror. The Chinese Reform party leaders who are now at Singapore have made an im portant proposal to the British Govern ment through Editor St. Clair of the Free Press, according to the Daily Mail's Sin gapore dispatch. The first essential is to rescue the young emperor from the LI HUNG CHANG. hands of the dowager empress and to transfer him to Nanking under the pro tection of Viceroy Lui-Kun-Yi, who alone is able and willing to maintain Kwang- Sn's authority. The Chinese Reform party,,if accorded British countenance and co-operation, guarantees to rally the entire body of the Yang-tse valley officials and people to uphold the emperor as against the em press. This step, which is quite constitu tional, would secure order and good gov ernment to central and southern China, where it would be easy to annul Li Hung Chang’s reactionary authority. MERELY AN ARMY ON PAPER. China Has 1,000,000 Fighting Men, hut They Are Dummies. China’s regular army, known as “The Eight Banners,” nominally contains about 300,000 descendants of the Maehu conquerors and their allies, but the num ber maintained on a war footing is from 80,000 to 100,000, divided into three groups, consisting respectively of Man ehus, Mongols and Chinese. The military is a sort of hereditary profession, within which intermarriage is compulsory. About 37,000 men are in garrison in Manchuria; the imperial guard at Pekin contains from 6,000 to 7,000 men, these being the troops relied upon to defend the foreign legations and protect foreign interests from the mobs. The Ying Ping, or national army, call ed also “The Green Flags” and “The Five Camps,” consists of eighteen corps, one for each province under the governor or governor general. Its nominal strength is from 540,000 to 660,000 men, of whom about 1100,000 are available for war, nev er more than one-third, however, being called out. The most important contin gent is the Te Tien-Tsin atony corps, nominally 100,000 strong, really about 35,000, with modern organization, drill and arms, employed in garrison duty at Tien-Tsin, Tuku and other forts. Besides these forces there are merce nary troops raised in emergencies, and Mongolian and other irregular cavalry, nominally 200,000 strong, really about 20,000, but of no military value. The total land army on peace footing is put at 300,000 men and on war footing at about 1,000,000, but the army as a whole has no unity or cohesion; there is no pro per discipline, the drill is mere physical exorcise, the weapons are long since ob solete and there- is no transport or com missariat or medical service. ANXIOUS ABOUT MISSIONARIES. Great Anxiety Expressed for Those Sta tioned in China. No news from American missionaries in China was received at any of the mis sionary headquarters in New York Mon day. The continued lack of news from Pekin caused great anxiety at the head quarters of the Presbyterians and Meth odists, both of which denominations have missionaries in the Chinese capital. The Rev. Isaac T. Headland said that the PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE. Built by Americans at TuDg Chou—Burned by the Boxers. Methodists alone have sixteen mission aries in Pekin. He said there are about 200 foreigners there, sixty of whom are Americans. The Catholics have the most property of any denomination. They have three compounds, three tine churches, a convent and an industrial school. The Presbyterians have two compounds. Mr. Headland added that none of the legations is provided with means of defense, except the German, where a few soldiers are kept on guard. NINTH A STRONG REGIMENT.' Numbers 1,400 Men and Has Made a Record in the Philippines. The Ninth regiment, Col. Liseum com manding, which was ordered to proceed as quickly as possible from Manila to China to re-enforce the American naval force now there, musters 1,400 men. It is one of the strongest regiments in the army, and its men have been employed in garrisoning nine important railway towns in Luzon. The extraordinary ac tivity of the regiment has practically pacified the center valley. Col. Emerson 11. Liscom, who com mands the Ninth, was bom in Vermont fifty-nine years ago. He enlisted in the First Vermont infantry less than a month after the outbreak of the civil war, and hold® the brevet of captain in the regu lar army for “gallant services in the bat-, ties of Bethesda Church and during the campaign before Richmond, Va.” Col. Liscom saw much service in the civil war. serving in the army of the Potomac. Much of the subsequent service was on the frontier. He commanded the Twen ty-fourth infantry (colored) in the San tiago campaign, and on July 1, 1898, was wounded in the battle of San Juan. Col. Liscom was made a brigadier general of volunteers for his service in the Santiago campaign. Recruit* for Philippine Army. Fifteen hundred recruits for the regu lar army in the Philippines are now be ing enlisted and assembled in New York harbor and Columbus barracks, Ohio, to sail on the transjmrts Buford and Kil patrick. about the Ist of November next, to take the places of enlisted men whose terms of service will expire this year. Dowager Empress Is Angry. A Shanghai dispatch says the latest news from Pekin is that the dowager empress is greatly concerned at the cap ture of the Tafcu forts and that whole sale degradations of the Chinese army, in cluding Gens. Snag Ch:ng and Fang Fn Siang. the g ■ venom of Pekin and other high officials who promised in the Tsung li-Yano n to accomplish the expulsion of the foreigners, have taken place. It is stated that the richest gold mine in the world is the United Verde mine in Arizona. Senator Clark of Montana is the principal owner, and the profits yield kim at least $1,000,000 per month. A GREAT CAMPAIGN. CONDUCT OF ONE IS A BIG PROPOSITION. Thousands of Workers Are Kept on the Jump for Months and an Organ ization Elaborate and Complicated Is Required. Washington correspondence: tort ERY soon a vast ivork. one which will interest the whole S country for a period of four months at least and which will keep thousands of workers on a hustle from start to finish, will be begun by the national committees of the great political parties. It will be the conduct of presi campaigns and the same is an i — 'ijjl|lipni i ‘|'l appalling proposition, jl • 1. It involves the oro iTWlr* li I*' ntion of an executive organization quite as elaborate and com plicated as that required to carry on the most extensive of modern enterprises, the collection and expenditure of a sum of money so large us to require seven fig ures for its expression, the selection and employment, directly and indirectly, of thousands of workers, the gathering and dissemination of special information on a scale not less extensive than that of a great telegraphic news association, and a hundred other things beside, none of which can safely be intrusted to anyone not an expert in his line. Until 1896 campaign headquarters were invariably established in the city of New York, and according to an unwritten rule they were almost always located in a four-story house on Fifth avenue. That year, however, both parties broke ; way from the old order of things and housed their chief headquarters in Chicago, though each committee perforce main tained a branch in the metropolis. In Chicago the forces of both committees were quartered in modern office build ings; in. New York the Republicans took one whole floor in a handsome white mar ble structure on Union Square, while the Democrats occupied rooms in a well known hotel not a stone's throw away. The headquarters of a national cam paign committee must of necessity be al most as extensive as a big railroad's ex ecutive offices, since room must be af forded for half a dozen different sets of employes, besides suites for the various committee officials. WAITING TO SEE THE CHAIRMAN. In a sense, the “press bureau” is next in importance to the chairman’s head quarters, since through it the reporters and correspondents are furnished with such news as the committee wishes to give out. This bureau, however, is only a small part of the committee’s machin ery for the distribution of correct political gospel. The bureau’s relations are main ly with the telegraphic news associations, the metropolitan papers and the special correspondents. The country journals are fed with political news through the medium of the big ready-print publish ing houses and the concerns which sup ply “plate matter” copy for the ready prints and the plates being furnished by an'editorial staff employed especially for that purpose. But both press bureau and ready print matter departments sink into insignifi cance compared with the “document” mill. It is the function of this depart ment, which employs a waiting and edi torial staff of its own, to compile, print and distribute the leaflets, the tracts, the pamphlets, the handbooks and the post ters which campaign committees invaria bly and perhaps rightly consider of such vast importance. They have a big job on hand, as will be readily understood when it is known that in 1892 the Re publicans put out upward of 100,000,000 separate documents—more than one and a third for every man, woman and child in the United States—at a cost for print ing of almost $200,000 and nearly as much more for distribution. It has commonly, though not always, been considered good committee practice to issue translations into almost every European language of nearly all the doc uments got out in English, and the trou bles of the functionary who has to look after this job are simply indescribable. To begin with, he is generally and of ne cessity igDorant of the languages into which the documents are to be translat ed, and therefore quite incompetent to judge the ability of those whom be has to engage as translators of their work when it is finished. His only safety lies in engaging two persons familiar with THE STATISTICIAN. each of the “unknown tongues” into which the matter is to lie done. One of these he intrusts with the translation; the other examines it carefully when fin ished to see that no error has been com mitted. Campaign committees are generally ex tensive patrons of what might by a stretch be termed the arts and also of what its writers fondly believe to b*- poetry. Under the head of the arts may be in cluded the millions of candidates’ por traits which are put out under commit tee auspices, also the cartoons, dia grams, maps, badges (pins and buttons) and the like. Opinions dirfer as to the j value of such things in the getting of I votes, but committees always spend thou- i sands, sometimes hundreds of thousands, j in this direction. Most committees buy campaign songr pretty freely, and it Is agreed on ail hands that a taking composition set to i stirring mnsic is a mighty good invest ment whether the poetry is very good or not. The poetry sent to the committee — and it arrires at headquarters in whole sale quantities daily—is generally in the form of songs. It need hardly be stated that most of it is written by persona who have never learned to scan their lines and have little idea of rhyme. Leaving out the chairman and poeatbi/ the treasurer, the functionary in c-nurge of the speakers’ bureau sees more grief probably than any other committee offi cial, and his department is one of the heavier committee expenses. There are always hundreds of real and alleged ora tors in touch with the committee. The more effective speakers generally give their services to the party from a sense of loyalty and because they know that po litical promotion lies that way: but near ly all draw expense money and the ma jority, pretty por speakers as a rule, draw salaries: no. large individually, but sometimes almost treasury breaking in the aggregate. All these departments employ type writers and stenographers, and clerks and messengers in numbers. Many of the clerks are employed because of political pull, but the stenographers and typewrit ers get their jobs on their merits. Wom en typewhiters are seldom in evidence at committee headquarters. Of course money in wads and rolls and bags is needed to keep the committee de partments mentioned and others, of which there is no room to speak, in op eration. and the real storm center of ev ery national campaign committee is the treasurer’s office. How he gets his cash nobody but himself ever knows in full, and there is no doubt at all that be and his collectors—more often than not po litical stars of the first water - are driven IN THE SPEAKERS’ BUREAU. to their wits’ ends to gather the needful. Presidential candidates themselves have rarely made heavy contributions; for the reason, among others, that they have rarely been able to do so. It may be mentioned in passing that while presi dential candidates seldom visit headquar ters, vice-presidential candidates often >le, REPORTS DAMAGE TO WHEAT. Snow’s Crop Bulletin Says Condition Is Unsatisfactory. Snow’s crop report says: “Up to June 1 the actual damage to spring wheat was slight, but the plant had reached a posi tion where without full and prompt mois ture relief it would deteriorate rapidly. With the exception.of a few counties in southwest Minnesota and adjoining terri tory in South Dakota and that portion of North Dakota lying west of the Rod river valley the amount of moisture yet receiv ed is small. It may be safely stnted that only in a very few districts in the States in question is the present situation satis factory, and that the crop over very im portant districts is still in danger of rad ical damage unless it soon receives a gen erous wetting down. With a dry seed bed and a dry month of May it will take more than scattered passing showers to put tho crop out of immediate danger. The fact is that spring wheat is now just entering the period when dry weather and high temperature are naturally due, and it is entering this trying season with less reserve strength and vigor thnn usu al. Since public and private crop reports for June 1 are gathered the last week in May for the following month, forthcom ing reports of condition will not fully rep resent the actual situation at this date as the positive deterioration since the first of the month. “Winter wheat harvest Is beginning with the certainty of crop failure in the Ohio valley, offset by great claims in Kansas. Kansas promise, however, is not always fulfillment. In 1898 the June average for that State was 104, promis ing 100,000,000 bushels. The condition reported after harvest was only 97, and the actual crop only 65,000,000 bushels. GIRL GUEST OF PARIS. Jennie Creek, of Train-Saving Fame, Invited to the Exposition, Jennie Creek of Marion, Ind., has re ceived a special invitation from the Le gion of Honor of France to attend the Paris Exposition. Jennie Creek is the .ts| . girl w ho flagged the New York limited w express with her Tqip little red petticoat and saved the lives of a big party of- -**T \ foreigners who had .I'm \ been visiting the j fCtTH World’sFairin Chi- 1 u' cago. She was JENNIE CRXEK. made a member of the Legion of Honor and received a medal. Not long ago in sending out invitations to royalties and distinguished people all over the world to visit the Paris fair French authorities remembered Jennie Creek along with the rest. When she flagged the fast train and prevented its running into a burned bridge with 300 passengers, she was 10 years old, a little sunbonneted country girl on her way home from school. It was near Millgrove, a little station a few miles east of Marion. Among the pas sengers was a large party of Frenchmen returning home from the World’s Fair on the train bound from Chicago to New- Y’ork. When the train was near Mill grove and going at sixty miles an hour the engineer saw a little girl standing in the middle of the track waving a small red petticoat as a danger signal. He re versed his engine and applied the brakes, which brought the train to a sudden stop. A few feet in front of the engine was a burning trestle that would have wrecked the traia and sent the passengers and crew to death. The little girl explained that she had been to school and was coin ing home when she was attracted by the smoke from tlie burning bridge. A mo ment later she heard the whistle of the approaching train. She had seeu the rail road employes flag the trains with rod flags. She was wearing a red skirt, and w ith rare presence of mind tore it off and ran down the track to meet the train, waving the skirt frantically. The engi neer saw the danger signal and, true to his training, obeyed it. Jennie Creek was carried through the train on the shoulders of a Frenchman and the little red skirt wan filled with coins by the passengers. When the Frenchmen arrived in France the inci dent was related and a letter was sent to President McKinley, who was th**n Governor of Ohio, asking him to secure the address of Jennie Creek. The Gov ernor located her and notified the French officials, who sent her a gold medal and a membership in the Legion of Honor of France. Patronize those who adreruze. MANILA ARMY TO AID. NINTH REGIMENT IS ORDERED TO CHINA. Larger Force Is it Readiness to Move —Washington Convinced that the American Legation and Other Inter ests Are in Gravest Peril. Failed States regulars have been sent to China to protect American interests menaced by the rebellious Boxers. The Government at Washington, unable to get word to or from Rear Admiral Kcuipff. and convinced that the legation and other American interests in the Chin ese capital were in the gravest peril, ca bled Gen. MacArthur to send a regiment from Manila to China immediately. The regiment selected for this service is the* Ninth, which has been on active duty in Luzon, seasoned by service and one of the finest fighting machines in the army. For almost a week no word either from American official sources at Tien-Tsin and Pekin or from the governments rep resented there appears to have come out of the disturbed district. Up until Mon day nothing beyond mere rumors bad been received. The diplomatic corps was at last accounts guarded by 300 marines with three machine guns, and an interna tional force of 1,090 men had started from Tien-Tsin to their support. This single regiment had laboriously advanced two-thirds of tlie distance along the rail way and bad been gradually increased to a brigade 3.000 strong. It was stiil thirty miles from Pekin, making almost no pro gress, and then its line of communication with the Tien-Tsin base was cut off. The gunboat Concord, with marines aboard, sailed under sealed orders from Manila, supposedly for China. The Brit ish eruiser Buena Ventura sailed for Hong Kong with troops and stores for Hong Kong and Tien-Tsin. French troops with artillery have been sent from Tonquin to Tien-Tsin. The French min ister of marine has ordered that a divis ion of cruisers be got ready for sea to re enforce the French squadron in Chinese waters. A transport also is being pre pared to take military re-enforcements. A Chinese report from Shanghai Sun day stated that Admiral Seymour was lighting with the Chinese regulars am:, that the foreign forces had seized the Taku forts. Japan is sending 2,000 troops to Chinn. The Mikado’s Government is inclined to confine its action in China to the protection of Japnese interests. A London dispatch says: There is not a cabinet in Europe, apparently, that knows what has been transpiring ir: Pekin for five days, or in Tien-Tsin for three days. Nor is there any that knows with what difficulties the small and inad equately equipped International column i contending between those cities. The German foreign office, upon learn ing the report of the murder of Baron von Ivetteler, the German minister at Pekin, sent a .telegraphic inquiry to St. Petersburg, to the Russian Government, because of its wires to Mnnchoorit l>e ing supposedly in a better position than the other governments to obtain a direct news. In reply the German foreign of fice was informed that nothing whatever was known on the subject, us communi cation with Pekin was*4nterrupted. The report, spread world-wide from Shanghai, that the legations had been at tacked, and that one minister, probably the German, had been murdered, has been traced to the Tao Tai Slieng, who, as the empress dowager's agent, lias been censoring telegrams from Shanghai. $ Few-Line Interviews. J Lord Salisbury—“ Our only certainty of preventing a recurrence of this fearful, war is to insure that never again shai suefi vast accumulations of armament occur, nnd that not a shred of the former independence of the republic shall re* main.” President Henry Wade Rogers of Northwestern University uttered the fol lowing profound thoughts: "The tendency of the iiast has been to blame existing wrongs on the poor people. But it is % fact that tho common people are Rt least 110 worse than the rich class. It does not follow because n man is wealthy her is a good man. Neither does it follow be cause a man belongs to the class known ns common people he is a bad man. There has been too much of this sort of senti ment in this country.” Rev. C. M. Sheldon to a London news paper reporter: “f do not propose to re peat the experiment, for I am not a newspaper man. It enabled me to real ize mere fully xhe difficulties nnd needs of those employed it newspaper work. X understand English newspaper methods are different from American, but ono great fault they have in common with those in America, the absence of truth fulness and accuracy. Within the last two years scores of supposed interviews with me have been printed in prominent dailies, nil manufactured by the writers.” Bob Burdette on the women’s conven tion in Milwaukee: “People are all alike, and all large bodies run their affairs in about the same way. I have nc> crib oism to make on the results of the meet ing. It was handled in a more orderly manner than men’s conventions are. It is held that women when once started, cannot stop talking, but a woman can. stop them. When the chairman. Mrs. Lowe, brought down that gavel not au other word was uttered. She would stop them on n hyphen. Only in one instance was there an encroachment upon the time allotted to discussion.” Prof. Graham Taylor on trade union ism: “Do you khow what trade unionism means? It means the brotherhood of man. Trade unions care for their sick and their dead and the families of their dead. They look after each other. In the present difficulty unions not affiliated with the building trades have contributed money to carry on the fight. Ff you had seen all I have seen of trade unions you would doubt if there existed in the Cbr: tian churches of this country as mnWi love for their fellow-men as exists in tie trade unions.” Mrs. Rebecca Lowe, president of the National Federation of Women’s Clubs, on wage-earning women: “The eruption of women in the professional nnd indus trial world has been so suddenly accom plished that they stand there unadjusted to their environment. They hare had no time to reason out their own position in the wo*!d of wage-earners, nor bay.* economic specialists thrown any lig it on the subject. Women earning wages outside of the home is a phenomenon which has just come within the ken of the political economist who only gapes at the spectacle, forlieariug to readjust his calculations to take her in.” Dr. Fred W. Atkinson, superintendent of public instruction in the Philippines: “Th<* natives in educational matters should be treated with the utmost lati tude and in a conciliatory way. The lan guage of the natives should be need at first almost exclusively, with perhaps an hour a day of English. History of the Philippines should be taught, as well as American history, and the two merged together in the teaching in such a way that the pupils may see each In its proper relation to the other.” Body of Mrs. Aivira Bauer, a bride ot five weeks, New York, found in the river.