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PHOENIX, Ariz.. June JO.-Sherlff Mur
ray, and posse struck the trail of the Mex
ican raiders and murderers to-day, at Gold
Fields, near Superstition Mountains. Mur
ray reached Florence to-night. Sheriff
Truman of Final County and posse go
with hlm'to-morrow to aid in rounding up
the party;. which is believed to be beaded
for their rendezvous in the Alineral Creek
country. ¦ ' . .'
Mrs. Gladstone Rallies.
LONDON. .'June -; 11.— Mrs. Gladstone's
condition is • now more hopeful." she ral
lied after sinking Saturday and her doc
tors now think she may. live several days.
extent of his Injury determined he was
hurried away by friends.
Fred Boehm, a respectable citizen, aged
65 year?, was this afternoon shot from
the gun of a Deputy Sheriff. The latter
had fired at a crowd of strikers or sym
pathizers who were stoning a car on the
Bellefontaine line. Death was instanta
Killed One of the Horses.
About 9 p. m. a two-horse surrey, in
which were a number of men, drove up
to the car sheds at Compton and Man
chester avenues. The men In the
buggy commenced to revile the Dep
uty Sheriffs on guard there with
vulgar language. This became unbeara
ble and Captain Hancock, In command of
the deputies, ordered the men to stop.
They replied with several shots and drove
away. Captain Hancock ordered them to
come back and when they refused fired
point blank at the buggy with his shot
gun, killing one of the horses. The men
Jumped out of the buggy and escaped un
hurt. ,
Ed Barry, a motorman, is laid up with
a badly battered head. He was wounded
by a brick thrown by somebody while
his car was passing a crowd to-night.
Cars were run freely during the day.
To-night they were run under guard till ,
midnight on a half dozen lines.
- Some Minor Riots.
James McGuire and John McElroy re-
ceived serious injuries to-day while en
gaged in a dispute with a number of
strikers and strike sympathizers. Their
assailants escaped. » /¦,',.>
In East St. Louis there were riotous
scenes during the presence of; the street
car strikers. A crowd of several hundred
men released a young man from St. Louis
who had been arrested: for annoying the
employes of the East St. Louis car line.
Several St. Louis men boarded an East
St. Louis street-car and dragged John
Regan, the conductor* from ..the car.
Regan landed a few heavy swings on his
nearest opponent and the car proceeded.
At 5 p.m. all of the East St. Louis cars
were ordered into the sheds.
A Delmar-llne car tilled with passengers
was attacked this evening at 7 o'clock at
Forsythe . Junction by ¦ a howling crowd
that bombarded the car with rocks. The
motorman increased the speed ' and got
away before anyone was seriously hurt.
Preparing Militia for Duty.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo... June 10.—Gov
ernor Stephens saya this evening, that
everything is being put In readiness * for
calling out the State militia to quell dis
order In St. Louis, but he win not; Issue
the call except as a last resort. .
A rumor is current here that Attorney
General Crow would \ proceed in the Su
preme Court; to oust Mayor: Zeigenheim
from olllce for failure^ to « perform- his,of
ficial business in connection with the
"WASHINGTON. June 11.— Important
work for the benefit of commerce In the
Pacific is to be performed by the navy
now that Congress has authorized the ap
propriation of $100,000 for ocean and lake
Rear Admiral Bradford, chief of the
Bureau. of Equipment, has approved a
recommendation by Conr lander Todd^or
an elaborate charting of the triangle
formed by the Hawaiian Islands, the
southernmost point of the Philippines an 1
the islands of Japan.
It is also proposed to establish a path
between Honolulu and the Philippines to
be. followed by American warships, so
that if any ' become disabled others - fol
lowing may pick them up. It Is believed
that merchant vessels will be prompt to
adopt the route. There Is now no general
Germany has not been expected to join
in the survey of the Pacific- though it is
believed: that when she learns of the ac
tion of this Government she will follow
its example in making complete surveys of
her Pad tic Islands.
It is- understood, of course, that the
United States can obtain more expeditious
results. by co-operating with other nations.
Japan has expressed her willingness to
chart 1 the waters in the vicinity of feer
Islands and Great Britain has charted to
some extent the China Sea and the East
Regular Path to Be established Be
tween Honolulu and the Phil-
ippine Islands.
SAN DIEGO. June 10.— The reduction
works at National City were burned this
evening. The plant comprised much valu
able machinery. Recently Colonel S. H.
Lucas established a cyanide plant at tha
works and operated It with power from
the engine room, but with this exception
the entire plant bad been idle for several'
Reduction Works Burned.
British Belief Force Half "Way to
That Station.
LONDON. June 11.— The Daily Express
has the' following dispatch, dated Satur
day, from Prahsu:
"The British relief force is now half
way to Kumassi. The road Is partly un
der water. Many of the carriers have de
serted, and before advancing farther the
relief column must await carriers from
Sierra Leone with stores." _.
is doubtful. All is well up to the pres
A special dispatch from St. Petersburg,
dated Saturday. June 9, says:
"I have learned from an absolutely re
liable source that minute dispatches have
been sent to the commanders of the Rus
sian troops in Manchuria, directing them
to prepare three regiments of Cossacks
on the Chinese frontier, to be In readi
ness to enter on the day orders are re
The Chinese Minister at London. Lo
Ferg Luh, when shown the latest dis
patches from Tientsin, authorized his sec
retary to make the following statement:
"It is all nonsense to believe that the
Empress Is encouraging the Boxers. She
Is doing all she can to calm them. How
can the Chinese Government support a re
bellion when China alone suffers? We
have already lost property worth £10.000,
000. The Empress tack of the Boxers! It
is absurd." ' *
The secretary expressed the opinion that
the Boxers numbered less than a million
of the population. *
CHICAGO, June 11— "It is the general
belief in Japan that there will be war be
tween that country and Russia," said I)r.
R. Fujisawa, a professor in the Imperial
University of Toklo. Japan, who passed
through Chicago on the way to the Paris
Exposition. Dr. Fujisawa continued:
"While there seems to be but little
doubt that the differences between Russia
and Japan must ultimately be settled by
war. it is impossible to predict when the
war may begin. Russia has pursued a
course which can be construed only as an
Intended provocation to war.
"Of course the utmost secrecy prevails
in ofQcial Japan as to the plans of the
Government, and officially there is noth
ing to indicate that war is expected.
"Work on the Japanese navy is being
pushed*as rapidly as possible. It is given
out that the completed navy will be no
larger than will be necessary for a nation
which is growing as is Japan to protect
her commerce and maintain her dignity
among the powers.
"The suddennes and raDldity with which
the work was begun and is being pushed,
however, indicate that other and almost
immediate use will be found for it. In
the East Russia is thought to be respon
sible for the 'Boxer' troubles, either di
rectly or Indirectly."
TIENTSIN, June 10. — A message
from Peking to the Admirals
asserts that the situation is
hourly growing more dangerous for
foreigners/ All those at Peking have
taken refuge in" the Legation street.
The civil males are under arms to
fight with the regulars if necessary.
The approaches to Legation street are
surrounded by howling mobs of un
disciplined soldiery, with cannon and
bayonets. The International Guards
""were holding off the "mob, which
screamed insults and threats.
This was the situation yesterday
(Saturday), when the "couriers got
through with the latest dispatches.
The Empress Dowager was amusing
herself at the palace with theatricals.
It is reported that Government
arms are being dealt out to the Box
ers. The troops of Tung Fuh Seang
are said to be assisting to kill native
Christians, after malignant tortures.
LONDON, June 11.— Trouble has broken
out at Newchwang. The state of anar
chy around Peking is likely to be Initiated
In' many quarters. Asiatic artillery has
been ordered from Hongkong to Tientsin.
On Friday, according to a dispatch to the
Daily Express from Shanghai, a force of
Cossacks, reconnoitering outside of Tien
tsin, was attacked by a rabble of thou
sands armed with spears and swords and
some rifles. The Cossacks fired upon their
assailants, killing several. A Russian
lieutenant was wounded by a bullet in the
There is a serious 'rising at Nanking.
The mob fs said to have attacked the pal
ace of the Viceroy.
' All -dispatches out of Peking are cen
sored in the Interest ot the Empress. ,
The determination of the foreign Minis
ters to increase the garrison at Peking
leads to a belief In foreign circles In Tien
tsin and Shanghai that the powers will
never leave the Chinese capital, but will
make China another Egypt. ~
,-DetaiIs have been received from Shang
hai regarding the recent murders of rail
way engineers by Boxers. It seems that a
party of thirty, including six ladies and
one child, left Pao Ting Fu in twelve
boats under military escort. After tra
versing fifty miles in safety they, missed
their way. The boats grounded and the
Boxers opened fire upon the unfortunate'
occupants, using both rifles and wooden
cannon. The engineers returned the . fire
effectively and the party landed. One lady
and three- men- got separated from the
main body. They were brutally killed.
The survivors formed a square with those
able to bear arms outside- and the women
inside and made off toward Tientsin. They
traveled three and a half days, fighting
all the /<Vay. More than 2000 cartridges
were expended and ammunition was^ run
ning short. They estimated that
killed at least a hundred Boxers.
The men behaved like heroes, carrying
the women and children. One lady of the
party was close to maternity.
Twelve miles from Tientsin three men
of a party disappeared and were mur
dered.' The survivors eventually met the
rescue party and, much exhausted, were
escorted to Tientsin. :
Sir Claude Macdonald. British Minis
ter In Peking, sent the following telegram
to Shanghai, on June 7:
"The movement against the foreigners,
which has been allowed to grow to such
an extent, has resulted in the burning of
railway stations and. in the Interruption
of railway communication for five days.
Two British 'missionaries and several for
eign missionaries have been murdered ¦ in
the district near Peking. In the. country
round numbers of converts have been mu
dered and chapels have been pillaged and
destroyed, while in the capital itself Brit
ish missionaries * have 'been obliged ; to
leave their houses 'and take" refuge at
the legation, which is. defended by sev
enty-five marines.
•The Chinese Government Is affected by
these . events so far as to send ; high offi
cials to parley with the Boxers, but it
does not show any intention of summarily
suppressing them. Probably it still has
power to do . so, but.; the throne Is still
strongly Influenced by. sympathy with the
movement and the spirit of the troops
ST. LOUIS. June 10.— The day Just
ended has been one of the most
eventful and bloody since the great
strike on the St. Louis Transit lines
began more -than a month ago.
There were numerous encounters between
Ftrlkers and other riotous Individuals and
the constituted authorities, resulting in
three deaths and the wounding of five or
more persons, mostly strikers. One of
ihe latter will die.
The day was quiet until thi* afternoon,
¦when the police were taken off a number
cf streetcar lines for the purpose of giv
ing- them a rest and to test the ability
cf the Trar.sit Company to operate with
out friction.
The rncst serious trouble broke out be
tween C and 7 o'clock In front of the six
etery store building on Washington ave
nue, between Broadway and Sixth street,
occupied by the Sheriff's posse comitatus
as a barracks and headquarters. Several
hundred etrikers had gone to Bast St.
Louis early in the day to attend a picnic
given for their benefit and toward even
lr.g began returning home. The trouble
was precipitated when 150 strikers In uni
form and headed by a drum corps came
west on Washington avenue. In their
caps some of them had cards bearing
these words: "Union or nothing-; liberty
or death." »
Just as they were passing the barracks
& car cf the Park avenue division was
going west. A number of the men broke
from the line and rushed for the car,
¦which was without the usual police guard.
A brick was thrown through the car win
dow and a shot was fired by somebody
not fcr.own. ,, . , _ ¦ Amim i^ :
Deputies Use Shotguns.
At the first intimation of trouble mem
bers of the Sheriff's posse swarmed from
the buIMir.gr and surrounded the crowd
of strikers, calling on them to disperse.
Other shots were nred. Then several dep
uties turned loose their repeating shot
g-uns. loaded with buckshot. As far as
can be learned, only four men In the
strikers' ranks were hit. Not a deputy
•was wounded.
Atter the flght was over C. Edward
Thomas, a striking conductor, was picked •
x:p, shot in the breast. He died in an am- !
bulance on the way to the hospital.
George Rino, a Ftrikir.g motorman, re
ceived a terrible wound in the abdomen.
He was taken to the City Hospital and
died en the operating table-
E. D. Burkhardt, a striking: conductor,
received several buckshot In the side of
the head, causing a serious wound. He
may die.
Oscar Marvin, a striking conductor, will
probably lose his right hand, which was
t>ad!y torn by a load of shot. It is not
known whether any others were wounded
or not.
Vnder the command of Colonel Caven
<3er, the deputies arrested twenty of the
strikers and took them into the barracks,
where they were searched. Three re
volvers and a number of pocketknlvejs
v/ere secured and the prisoners were
taken to the Four Courts, where they
vrerc locked up. pending an investigation.
Prominent Men in the Fray.
The remainder of the strikers fled, fol
lowed by a squad of mounted police that
had be^n summoned. They dispersed
without further trouble.
The posse company that did the shoot-
Ing 1* composed of some of the most
prominent citizens In the city, and be
haved with distinction. Among them were
W. p. Kennctt, ex-president of the Mer
chants' Exchange; John F. Lee, a promi
nent lawyer and member of the citizens'
committee that has been trying to effect
a settlement between the strikers and the
Transit Company: ex-Judge Chester H.
Crum, Hon. Charles Nagle, a prominent
lawyer and former candidate on the Re
publican ticket for Mayor; ex-Judge John
H. .Overall. Hugh K. Hartung, a newspa
per man. and I>r. J. H. "Woodworth.
Thi* afternoon, while a crowd of men
on Franklin avenue, near Twelfth street,
¦wore menacing a car of the Easton ave
nue line, the motorman or policeman on
board fired pevrral shots from a revol
ver. August Smith was shot in the right
arm and breast, but not seriously wound
ed. Charles Lud-.rlg was wounded in the
hand. Both assert they were merely on
lotikcrs. A third man is said to have
bc-fn wounded, but his name could not be
lea rncd.
In a fracas at Tenth street and Frank
lin avenue this evening a man was shot
and it la reported fatally injured, but be
fore his name could be learned or the
: On* of the litost Eventful and Bloody
I>ays at the Missouri Metropo
lis Since the Streetcar
Trouble Began,
Deputies Battle With a
Throng of St. Louis
mission compounds, are closed and the
missionaries are being collected under the
protection of the .legation guards. Rein
forcements for all the guards are com
ing." '. : - -
LONDON. June 11.— The Dally Mall has
the following - from Tientsin, dated Fri
day,-June 8: "The wildest,. rumors are
current: here, to the effect, that Peking Is
burning, but they lack confirmation."
"LONDON", June 11.— The Peking cor
respondent of the . Times,. telegraphing
Sunday, says:
"The Empress, Dowager- and Emperor
returned to Peking, yesterday., escorted by
soldiers , under Tung, Fuh. .Slang. The
American mission buildings at Tung Chau,
twelve miles from Peking, which were
abandoned by the missionaries, have been
looted and burned by the Chinese soldiers
who were sent to protect them. Within
three days seventy-five native Christians,
well-known men who had been trained for
years . by . American missionaries, have
been massacred 'near Tung Chau. Many
of-them were burned alive.
"The intimidation of Christians con
tinues within Peking itself. Most of the
TIENTSIN, June 10. — About fifteen hundred foreign troops of all
arms left for Peking by two tramp trains this morning.
HONGKONG, June 10. — Two hundred and fifty men of tha
Welsh Fnsileers, also sappers and miners, have been ordered to hold
themselves in readiness to proceed north on account of the Boxer dis
turbances. Their places will be filled by troops from India.
LONDON*. June 11, 2:49 a. m.— The ad
mirals at Taku. acting In concert,
are forcibly reopening the railway
- from Tientsin to Peking. Gangs of
laborers are repairing the damaged
line, which Is guarded by 1500 men. com
posed of detachments from the foreign
fleet. One hundred Americans, under
Captain McCalia, are among them. They
have guns and armored trains for use
when the line is repaired, which can
hardly be effected before Monday night.
Ten thousand troops of all nationalities,
according to a dispatch to the Daily Ex
press from Shanghai, will be sent to Pe
king to back up the demands of the
Ministers upon the Government, or, if
necessary to suppres the Boxers them
• TIENTSIN, June 10.— The special train
that went to examine the line and recon
noiter returned last night. The railway
is that affairs have remained practically
unchanged. At the same, time the Min r
ister has been fujly advised by : the offi
cials here as to h!s course in. dealing, with
the situation, so that he would be fully
prepared to act without further commun
ication with the State Department.
An Associated Press reporter visited
Chinese Minister Wu during the evening,
but that diplomat s.oid that he had not
received a word from his Government.
The Minister explained that his Govern
ment did not resort to the use of the ca
ble freely in communicating with him.
Wu inquired eagerly for the last press
dispatches from" China, but had no com
ment to make other than' to express the
hope that the situation would improve
soon. •
was found clear two miles beyond Yang
tsuh. The engineers, with the guards,
walked a mile and a half farther. They
found the ties and two bridges burned
and the railway torn up.
The first repair train, with Admiral
Seymour and his staff, 650 British. Cap
tain McCalla's 100 Americans,' 40 Italians
and 25 Austrlans, left this morning at
half-past 9. A Hotchkiss and other guns
were mounted In the center of the train.
A second train left at 11 o'clock, with
600 British, Japanese, Russian and French
troops. Repairing matter and new rails
-were taken along. There are thirty-one
foreign war vessels at Taku.
LONDON. June 10.— A special dispatch
to the Associated Press from Peking, un
der date of June 9. says:
"The situation is growing steadily more
alarming. The missionary compounds
were all abandoned yesterday evening.
Forty American and English missionaries
are gathered at the American Methodist
mission, surrounded by 300 native pupils,
whom It was Impossible to send to their
homes. They are waiting, with a few re
volvers and guarded by ten American
marines, for reinforcements to take
them to the coast. A missionary who has
returned from the country to the east
says the populace are asserting that they
must have a new Emperor."
WASHINGTON. June 10.— Not a word
had been received by the State or Nan'
department to-night regarding the situa
tion in China- The general interpreta
tion put upon Minister Conger's silence
GEORGE BAKER, 13 months
E. D. BURROUGHS, motorman.
Lieutenant Governor Charles D.
Kimball, Providence; C. N. Kings
ley, Pawtucket; Mrs. Kingsley,
Pawtucket; William Malley, H. A.
Palmer. H. T. Palmer. A. H.
Bragg. Mary Tourtlllot, William J.
Bogerty. Owen J. Hurley. Mans
field; Mrs. Bogerty and son,
George Baker. Mrs. Baker, Flor
ence Baker, Thomas Jackson, G.
B. Allcok. J. Fleming, Mrs. Flem
ing: and two children, unknown
woman. 22 years old; J. Brown,
J. Manchester, Oakland Beach;
Henry Hanlon, car motonnan;
Claude E. Harris, conductor.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., June 10.— By a
collision which occorred at "War
wick, on the suburban line of the-
Union Railroad, this noon, two cars
striking end on. four persons were
killed and more than twenty-five Injured,
of whom three are probably fatally hurt.
Ueutenant-Governor Kimball is among
those who are not expected to live.
Additions to the death list are hourly
expected, as several of the Injured are at
the hospital in a precarious condition. The
accident occurred through the efforts ot
Motorman Burroughs to make a switch on
the line, which is a single track. He had
been given the signal to go ahead, and
followed orders.. with the above results.
The accident took place on the suburban
line between this city and Oakland Beach,
a summer resort twelve miles distant.
Ordinarily the cars run on a thirty
minute schedule, but on Sundays the
travel is extremely heavy, and to-day
fifteen-minute time was in vogue. The car
left the city terminus-, and before it had
reached the outskirts of the city it was
packed passengers even standing In tho
aisles. ' When the car reached Warwick
station It stopped to allow passengers to
alight. According to schedule Conductor
Manchester should have waited a few
minutes at the turn-out to- allow the up
bound Oakland Beach car to pass. Ha
rang the signal to go ahead, and Motor
man Burronghs put on his power and th©
car was soon speeding at a lively rate.
Just beyond the station is a curve, then a
straight stretch of road and then a sharp
curve in a deep cut. It is impossible for
a motorman to see beyond the curve, as
on the left is a high bank, hiding the rails
from view.
Telescoped on a Curve.
The regular car left Oakland Beach on
its trip to the turn-out at Warwick sta
tion. Suddenly there flashed before the
motorman's vision a car sweeping toward
him. The curve seemed to lend additional
speed to the cars. Quick as a flash
Motorman Hanlon shut off his power and
applied his air brakes, which stopped the
car Instantly. The down-bound car came
on in spite of the efforts of the motorman
to check its speed.
There was a crash, and the cars tele
scoped. The Oakland Beach car tore its
way through the other car. crushing all
before it like an eggshell. On to the nftn
seat went the bumper of the up-bound
car. carrying death and Injury in its wake.
Motorman Burroughs was instantly killed.
The scenes that followed were heart
rendin§r. Under the wreckage were inani
mate bodies, whXe groans and shrieks of
the injured filled the air. Those who were
not Injured were frantic in their efforts to
locate their companions.
Calls were cent out for assistance, and a
corps of doctors were soon at the scene.
"Willing hands helped to extricate the In
jured, who ¦were conveyed to the Warwick
station. Two cars were equipped with cots
and doctors, and assistants were dis
patched from this city to the wreck.
Removal of Dead and Injured.
The wounded were placed on the cars
and conveyed to the Elmwood station,
where ambulances from the hospital were
in waiting. Lewis C. Sanborn. who was
Injured internally, died on hi3 way to the
city. Mrs. Fred Andrews, a daughter of
Mr. Sanborn, was conveyed to the hos
pital in a precarious condition. Her In
juries consisted of an arm and fooi
crushed. Her spine was also Injured. She
Is reported dillrious and la not expected
to live.
The 13-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Baker -was killed. His parents
escaped with slisht injuries.
The fourth victim was Arthur G. LJ»
Among the passengers was Lleutenant-
Governor Charles L>. Klznball. He was
hurt Internally and received a concussion
of the brain. He was unable to be moved
from Warwick station, and it is thought
that his injuries will prove fatal.
Mary Tourtlllot is ario fatally injured,
her back being broken.
While the list of injured Is now num
bered at twenty-six, there are many per
sons whose Injuries cannot yet be deter
mined. At the hospital, where eight of th»
Injured were conveyed, it is stated that It
Is expected that two will not survive tha
The down-bound car was not equipped
with air brakes and hand brakes were not
equal to the emergency, and. In fact had
It been supplied with them it is a question
whether the car could have been af opped
In time.
Crowded Coaches Hurled Together on
a Suburban Motor Road and
Passengers Mangled by
Crashing Timber*. 'yV'--'
Four Persons Killed anS
More Than Twenty-Five_
No Abatement in Boxer Outrages, and the
Powers Are Losing No Time in *
Taking Precautions.
There ;Has Bsen Some Heavy Fight
¦ ing the Last Fe-ftr Days and Buller
Is the Only General to
Make Progress.
LONDON, June 11 (3:30 a..m.).— The
Boers have torn up twenty-four
miles of Lord Roberts' vital llne'of
railway between America siding
and Roodville. It is a bold raid
and vexatious, but it does not disquiet
the military authorities as yet, for they
expect Generfl Kelly-Kenny to drive off
the marauders and reopen the line. The
rapidity of the advance of Lord Roberts
cannot have permitted him to accumulate
large reserves of stores. Therefore an
interruption of the railway, even for a
week, must embarrass the army and may
"bring the forward operations to a stand
Nothing - has been heard from Lord
Roberts for three days. This raid on the
railway, the strenuous opposition to Gen
eral Rundle and the nimble escape of
Commandant General Botha's division
have forced the War Office observers to
the reluctant conclusion that the war is
not yet over, although even the occasion
al civilian Boer sympathizer cannot see
how the Boers will be able to do anything
to change the result. ,
General Buller is in Boer territory. Dis
patches of correspondents with him. tiled
at sunset yesterday, describe the corps as
camping at Gansoloi, close to the point
; where the frontiers of the Free State, the
Transvaal and Natal meet.
, "The British marched eight miles yes
terday," says a Reuter correspondent,
"before encountering any opposition. The
Boers, who had one gun. withdrew under
heavy ordnance nre to a ridge Just ahead
of the camp."'
Long Range Skirmishing.
This long-range running skirmish will
doubtless be renewed this morning. Gen
eral Buller is expected to make rapid pro
gress now, and to throw the weight jqI I
20.000 men ! inta Lord Robe'rts*. JTransvaal
combinations. '._.- ' — -' "-"; ¦ •' .;--.«• '¦• . c - •¦-,•-.
The fighting on June 6, in which there
were fewer than twenty j casualties, was
kept up all day. long by . musketry and
artillery. The British attacking line, three
miles. in length, made its way amid the!
precipitous hills. A Boer gun on Spitz
Kop ilred shrapnel rapidly at a range of
4000 yards at the British right flank, but
every shell was buried in the ground be
fore bursting. The defensive power of
modern weapons seems less effective in
rough country than upon levels, where
wide spaces can be covered with flat
trajectories. .
General Rundle's and General Brabant's
divisions are still at Hammond. The latest
intelligence from their headquarters is
that the Boers are determined to fight to
the bitter end. They are concentrating
4000 men around Bethlehem. The country
between them and General Rundle is
mountainous and exceedingly difficult for
military operations.
General Rundle's Task.
General Rundle's present care is to pre
vent the Boers getting past him south
ward. Major Wood of Rundle's staff rode
to a Boer outpost on June 6 and an
nounced that Pretoria had been occupied
by the British. How the Boers received
this news is not recorded. Altogether 600
Beors have surrendered to General
General Hunter's advance has occupied
Ventersdorp, 100 miles southwest of Pro
toria. This took place on June 7.
General Plumer's column 13 on the
Elands River, northwest of Pretoria. The
British are sending detachments right and
left to accept the surrender of com
mandos, horses, cattle, forage and to
overawe the sparsely settled country.
Thus far only one small commando has
been heard of, a commando at Tailbasch.
General Hunter's immediate objective is
Potschefstroom. This town and Rusten
burg are the largest .towns west of Jo
hannesburg. It is reported that Potschef
stroom la ready to submit. General Hun
ter has warned all burghers that if the
telegraph is cut behind him he will send
back and burn the houses near the. line.
The Dutch in Cape Colony appear to
have split, a majority of the Afrikander
bund being displeased by the unwilling
ness of Sir. Schrelner. the Cape Premier,
to go the full length of the proposed oppo
sition to the British.
Boers Retire Before Buller.
The "\Var-t5fflce has received the follow
ing dispatch from Sir Redvers Duller:
10.— With reference to my telegram of
June 8, we halted yesterday to get our
trains. up the pas's, which is very steep.
I found the enemy were about 2000 strong
in a very carefully prepared position,
which they must have been very disheart
ened not to have held longer than they
did.- They have all retired about twenty
slx miles to the northwest. I find our
casualties were more than I at/ first
thought. They were one officer wounded
and two men killed and thirteen
General Sir Forestier- Walker wires to
the War Office from Cape Town under to
day's date as. follows: "Information re
ceived from natives early yesterday (Sat
urday) reports the enemy in three
columns near Honlngsprult. The railway
has been almost completely destroyed be
tween America and Roodeval."
June 9.— It Is reported that the British
have occupied Koomatlpoort after fight
ing. «
President Kruger is said to have a large
quantity of personal valuables with him.
Order to Delay Roberts'
Advance. •
Tearing Up the Railway in
voLmiE Lxxxrni-NO, 11.
Situation at the Chinese Capital Grows More
Serious Hourly, and Foreign Guards
Are Threatened.
Bounding Up Desperadoes.
The San Francisco Call.
C. EDWARD THOMAS, striking
conductor on the Chouteau avenue
line, ehot in breast by Deputy
Sheriff; died on the way to hos
GEORGE RIXE. striking motor
man on the Delmar avenue line,
ehot in abdomen by Deputy Sher
iff; died at City Hospital.
FRED BOEHM, aged citizen.
shot and instantly killed while
standing In his front yard by Dep
uty Sheriff.
E. D. BIJRKHART. striking con
ductor on the Detmar avenue line,
shot in the head.
Oscar Marvin, conductor on the
Lee avenue line, shot In rlgrht hand
and arm. serious; Aug-ust Smith,
striker, shot In right arm and
breast, not serious; Charles Lud
wig. shot in hand, not serious; Ed
Barry, motonnan, hit in head with
brick, badly frijured; James Mc-
Guire and John McElroy, severe
seaJp wounds, received in trouble
with the strike sympathizers.
Two of Uncle Sam's Of
fices in China.

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