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established USM. - Incorporated TO
r " ‘ J. H. KSTILL, President
SHREWD POLITICAL SCHEME.
REPUBLICAN ms TO GET CAM
PAIGN CAPITAL.
IVunt to Make Democrat* llcspoiisi
j,ie tor Defeat of aa Alleged Antl-
Tvimt Constitutional Amendment
Which la Quite Objectionable.
KeqnlrM Two-third* Vote to
Pans the Resolution—lt Will Be
Voted on To-day.
Washington. May 31.—The House to
day, und-.r a special order, adopted, after
:i exceedingly hot debate, in which the
leWe s on both sides charged each other
with playing to the political galleries, en
leie 1 upon the consideration of the reso
ld! n reported from the Judiciary Com
mi <e proposing a constitutional amend
ment to ledge in Congress the power to
"define, regulate, control, prohibit or dis
g jve trusts, monopolies or combinations."
Under the terms of the order, to-day,
with a night session to-night, were de
voted to debate, and to-morrow at 5
o'clock the vote is to be taken without
opportunity to amend. Saturday is to be
and voted to the bill to amend the Sherman
anti-trust law.
The Democrats charge that the pro
posed constitutional amendment was ob
jectionable in every way; that it was a
fner political pretext; that it was un
necessary and was proposed at the end of
the session for election purposes in the
coming campaign. The Republicans repu
diated the charge of bad faith. t
Mr Ray declared that if the resolution
was defeated the opposition would be re
sponsible. A constitutional amendment
r qulr.s a two-thirds vote to adopt it.
or H 36 votes with the present membership
of the House. The Republicans have but
186 votes, fifty less than the requisite
two-thirds. There were only three speak
ers at the day session, Messrs. Ray of
New York, Terry of Arkansas, and Dan
ham of Texas.
Would Destroy Slate*’ Power.
Mr. Richardson, the minority leader,
criticised the rule brought in by Mr.
Dalzell, framed to bring the House to a
vote on the resolution without opportunity
to amend it. He said the Republican
party, supreme in control since March 4,
1897, had at the. outset of the administra
tion. enacted the Dingley law —a law'
which has done more to foster and to
propasale trusts than any other on the
statute books. During all the intervening
rime nothing has been done to control
trusts, but now, on the eve of adjourn
tieot■ after a resolution has been passed
fixing a day for a final dissolution, -he
Republican party brings in this anti-trust
legislation. It is an effort to re roup for
poi.tical effect. The people will not he
Democratic party believes me
evils of trusts should be checked anT
we, on this side, are ready and willing
to vote for any measure fob their sup
pression and control. We would even
vote for a constitutional amendment, if
one were necessary, but the proposed con
s itutional amendment will not serve the
rurpose. It will have exactly the oppo
sie effect. It will lake away from the
s ates the power to legislate against
trusts. I hope every Democrat on this
floor who loves law and order will stand
with us in th" effort to vote down this
resolution." (Democratic ap lause.) ,
Mr Grosvenor of Ohio followed Mr.
R.u r Ison. He said:
"Tins is a proposition of the majority.
IV. will be held responsible. The oopo
sition will net share/ the burden, if bur
den 'it be. This is a radical action. I
w s irclincd to criticise it when the Dem
o rati' leader. Mr. Bryan, suggested it
at Chicago. I criticized it as un-Demo
critic. Sine tha’ time, Mr. Bryan has
n malned silem, but we are now here
submitting it. You can either approve it
or go on r cord against it." (Republican
applause.)
Hailey's Vim of It.
Mr. Bailey, replying, declared the Re
publicans have no real purpose to dissolve
or destroy trusts. No one, he said l , ad
dressing the Republicans, dare here de
clare seriously on his honor that he ex
perts either the bill or resolution to be
acted on by the Sehate at this session. But
whether passed or not. not enough states
would ratify It, as it empowers Congress
to interfere and control the states' doine*-
<i industries. It was mere play, he said,
an impracticable obstacle.
"I have doubted your sincerity and your
political integrity; Some of you may be
hypocrites, some even rascals, but none o'
you are fools.”
Mr. Daizell dosed the debate for the ma
jority. No political party and no individ
ual, -aid he, had a. future who was not
against trusts.
"You believe in demagogy upon the
slump: we believe in effeclive legislation
up n the statute books, l * (Prolonged Re
publican applause.)
Mr. Richardson attempted before the
vo' as taken upon the adoption of the
rub', to offer a motion to recommit, but
Mr l ad sell made the point of order that
the motion was not in order, and was
sustained by the Speaker. Mr. Richard-
S"ii offered fo submit precedents, lnclud
h g two rulings of ex-Speaker Reed, but
the chair declined to hear him. He had,
h' said, examined oil precedents, and his
tu and was clear. The rule was adopted,
141 to 118.
I< was a strict party vote with the ex
feptlon of Mr. Mann of Illinois, who voted
"hh the Democrats against the rule.
A Trap for 1 lie Minority.
The minority amendments to the bill
vcr.- then offered and considered, after
w m e the debate upon the resolution wus
' rmn.ly opened by Mr. Ray, chairman of
Judiciary Committee.
He said the proposition of the minority
'r> write into the constitution, something
I 'b \vas already there, was ridiculous;
Political claptrap. If the opposition de
frated the resolution, they must answer
for it at the polls,
Mr. Terry of Ark mans, for the minority,
expressed regret that in fo grave an is tie
_ 1 ” Republican party had seen fit to pre
''t a constitutional amendment In fo ob
1' 'tionable a form that it could never tie
II r P or a ted in the constitution. The
question, he said, had been treated,
‘ t fiom the broad standpoint of pat "Ot
m, but from the standpoint of party >-x
--leticnr y,
•Mr. I.anham, of Texas, occupied the re
nt tinder of the day in opposition to the
-olutlon. At 5:05 p. m. the House re
" *d until 8 o'clock.
The New A #rk Ice Trust.
l lie chief feature of the night session
rose out of a fle%* speech by Mr. lulzer
, York, against trusts. Mr. 3ulzer
juvelghed against trusts and charged that
the Republicans were trying to deceive the
people with a pretense of legislation
them.
gentleman from New York," lnter-
fpjje Jilofmng
rupted Mr. Ray, Republican, of New
York, "declares against trusts. But he is
a member of Tammany Hall, whica is
running the New York lee Trust.”
Mr. Sulzer, with some heat, said It was
humiliating to hear Mr. Ray plekd as a
justification for the fraud and humbug
the Republican pariy were frying to foist
on the country, the fulminatlons of a
newspaper clipping against the ice trusi.
Seven-tenths of the stockholders of that
trust, he declared, were machine Repub
licans.
Mr. Sulzer also characterized the “Platt
machine" as the most corrupt political
organization the country had ever known.
Still another exchange over the ice trust
took place between the two New Yorkers,
amid the greatest confusion.
Finally, Mr. Mahon, Republican, of
Pennsylvania, dipped into the discussion
with the statement that a New York Dem
ocratic newspaper charged Mayor Van
Wyck and his brother, who ran for Gov
ernor, with being large stockholders in
the ice trust.
"Every scoundrel In the trust,” said he,
’-‘seems to be a prominent Democratic
official of New York."
This statement drew the Are of Mr.
Driggs, Democra't, of New Y'erk, who
countered on Mr. Mahon by charging that
Philadelphia was the "rottenest and mast
corrupt city in the United States. It is
so bad,” he added, “that no Democrat
goes to the polls because he knows his
vote wil lnot be counied.”
Mr. Driggs recalled the McKane elec
tion frauds, which he said were unearthed
by the Democratic officials. The Tweed
ring was brought to justice by a Demo
cratic Governor, soid he. Democrats had
always fought corruption, and it was the
Democrats who were prosecuting the ice
trust now.
Among other speakers to-night were
Mr. Kitchen, Democrat, of North Caro
lina, and Mr. Lassiter, Democrat, of Vir
ginia.
At 10:30 the House adjourned until 11
o’clock to-morrow.
NITRO-GLA'CERINE EXPLOSION.
Four Men Were Killed and Four
Fatally Injured.
Marietta, 0., May 31.—Four men were
killed, four others fatally injured and
three crippled for life, to-night, at Whip
ple, a short distance east of this city, at
5 o’clock this evening, by a premature
explosion of fifty quarts of nltro-glycer
ine, which was being used in shooting
an. oil well on the Kelly farm.
Those killed are; William M. Watson,
H. E. Zelton, Frank Speers, Thomas Dan
iels.
Fatally Injured; James P. Speers, Her
man Speers, Dawson Stallar, William
Carpenter.
Seriously Injured: John Stallar, Walter
Pmitera witu Flfirry stanar.
The men were getting ready to close
up for the. day. . -Michael Hannon com
pleted the drilling ready for the final
shooting. The well was being shQt by
the Humes Torpedo Company, which had
lowered fifty quarts of nltro-glycerine into
the drilling. When the “go-devll” was
sent down it did not go off as expected,
and then what is known as a "jack
squib," composed of heavy iron and dy
namite, with a protected fuse, was drop
ped into the well.
It was expected that when they came to
gether there would be the usual blatt that
would shoot the well, but it seems that the
“jack squib" exploded first and then the
cYowd rushed to see the shooting of the
gusher. When they arrived at the der
rick the first charge that was put down
went oft with terrific' force, wrecking
everything and 1 blowing the men in every
direction. The remains of two of these
had to be picked up in pieces, and those
who were fatally injured are mangled in a
horrible manner.
All of the victims are residents of this
country, well-to-do and prominent citizens
and the calamity has spread distress
everywhere, as well as in the neighbor
hood of Whipple. Every means of relief,
so far as nurses and physicians and sup
plies are concerned, have been furnished
from this city and neighboring points, but
nothing can prevent the death list from be
ing less than eight killed, while the ex
tent of the Injuries of John and Henry
Stallar and Waßer Daniels are not as yet
known.
CUBAN POSTAL SCANDALS.
Director Bristow Makes Further
Sweeping Reductions.
Havana, May 31.—Acting Director cf
Posts Bristow says that Inspector Sey
hold and Neai who reported, April 23, that
Neely's accounts were correct did so be
cause they took the report of Reeve.-* a*
a basis of Judgment, a system regularly
observed.
Mr. Bristow declares, however, that no
man could have inspected Neely's off! e
without being thoroughly ro tvl ed mat
the gravest irregularities were being com
mitted. In hi* opinion SeyboU and Ne il
were completely under the influence f
Neely, who seems to have dem nuted the
whole department of posts. They have
not yet been discharged, es they may be
able to render valuable nseis ance.
Corrydon Rich, as well ns Reeves, :a?s
that another man profited to tie extent
of at least $15,060 as an Investigation of
mortgages paid off ar.d of ether exp na -
tures would prove, but at present beo
lute evidence of this is wanted, nelt e-
Rich nor Reeves swearing ihat he :aW the
Individual In question receive tho m ney.
Both base their conviction up.n hetr.-ay
and circumstantial evidence.
Mr. Bristow issued on order to-day more
sweeping than any of its predecessors, an
order practically completing the reorgan
ization of postal headquarters. To-day s
financial reductions aggregate $23,300, mak
ing a total reduction of expenditures nt
headquarters, of more than $12,000. The
special agents, eleven In number, who
have been, getting $3,200 each, are cut down
to six and their clerical force is corre
spondingly diminished, the salary of tho
chief clerk of the bureau, being reduced
from SI,BOO to st,oo. The bureau of trans
portation loses the services of onp $1,200
clerk, the translation bureau loses one
$1,400 clerk, the salary ot the chief dent
being reduced S2OO, and the bureau of dea l
letters is treated in the same way, losing
a clerk, while the salary of its chief clerk
is reduced.
Boer* Worked on Hie 11.-t* trios.
London, June I.—The Times has the
following from Maseru, Basutoland, dated
May 30: •
"Correspondence has been found in the
House of Commandnnt Crowther, showing
that the Boers Invited the Basutos to rise
and drive the British into the sea.”
SAVAKK AH. GA.. FKIDAY. JUKE 1. 1900.
FLAG BVER JOHANNESBURG.
BRITISH HAVE FORMALLY OCCU
pled That City.
While the British Are Not Yet at
Pretoria There I* no Doubt That
Kruger flu* Fled and the Citizen*
Are Expecting Robert*' Army—Scat
of Boer Government at Middle
burg—Hamilton Had Some Hard
Fighting.
London. May 31.—The following dispatch
from Lord Roberts has been received at
the war office:
"Johannesburg, May 31, 2 p. m.—Her
Majesty’s forces are now in possession of
Johannesburg, and the British flag floats
over the government buildings.”
London, June 1, 3:30 a. m.—Belated mes
sages from Pretoria confirm the reports
of the departure of President Kruger with
his cabinet and staff officials Tuesday
night, and the selection at a meeting of
citizens of a committee to administer the
city provisionally.
Since these te'legrams left on Wednes
day, nothing apparently has reached Lo
renzo Marques by telegraph from Pre
torla. Possibly the wires have been cut.
Possibly the ’Boer censorship at some in
termediate point intercepts telegrams.
Although the war office has not received
a word about it no one in London, harbo.e
the idea that the Boer capital is not al
ready in the hands of the British or about
to be there. The possession of Johannes
burg, at all events, as Lord Roberts has
telegraphed, is a fact. State Attorney
Smuts did not depart with President Kru
ger, but remained in Pretoria.
Seat of Boer Government.
The present seat of the Boer govern
ment, according to a dispatch from Loren
zo Marques, dated yestertlay, is Middle
burg, but it will probably be shifted fur
ther east.
The Boers lately confronting Lord Rob
erts appear to have gone eastward a so.
toward the Lyen.burg region. The defend
ers of Laing’s Nex. when their position be
comes too perilous, will probably trek
straight northward toward Lydenburg.
When this concentration takes place, there
will be possibly 20,000 men who may hold
out for a time, with scattered bands og
guerillas elsewhere.
M. Preoost-Battersby, in a dispatch to
the Morning Post from Germiston, dated
May 30, says:
"The enemy fought a rear guard action,
retiring, from the south to the north of
the town with their pompoms and artil
lery in the morning, and withdrawing
4Heiv piflemon through the town in the
afternoon. We captured nine engine*
and over a hundred wagons. Two trains
are leaving to-night for the Vaal.
"We succeeded in cutting the line In
three directions and imprisoning all the
rolling stock in Johannesburg. It was a
splendid piece of work. The enemy was
astounded at the rapidity of our ad
vance.”
Another correspondent, telegraphing
from Germiston the same day. says:
“The Bores ore massing six miles south
of Pretoria, for anew and desperate stand,
with a front of twelve miles.”
Parley at Johannesburg.
London, May 31.—The war office has re
ceived the following dispatch from Lord
Roberts, under date of Germiston. May
29-
"In answer to a flag of truce I sent
to Johannesburg this morning, the com
mandant came to see me. He begged me
to defer entering the town for twenty
four hours, as there were many armed
burghers s ill ins'de. I agre and to thts,
as I am most anxious to avert the pos
sibility of anything like disturbance in
side th>* town, and as body of the enemy
are still holding the hil's in the imme
d ate neighborhood, fr m which they will
have to be cleared off beforehand.
“Rundie reports that lie attacked a
large party of Boers near Senekel on May
2S. He said his casualties were not heavy.
"Brabant r, ports that on May 28 two
of his patrols, consisting of two officers
and foity men, were cut eft by the enemy
and taken prisoners."
Hamilton's Hat'd Fighting.
The war office has received from Lord
Roberts another dispatch, dated Germls
ton, May 30. 9 p m.. saying:
"The brunt of the fighting yesterday fell
upon Hamilton's column. I have sent him
as already mentioned, to work around io
the west of Johannesburg in support < f
French's cavalry, which was diie -ied to
go north near the road leading to Pre
toria. 1 have not heard from French yet,
but Hamilton, im a report whi-h has just
reached me, states that a> ab'ut 1 o'clock
in the afternoon he found his way block
ed bv the enemy strongly posted cn s me
kopjes and ridges three rul es south of
the Rand. They had two heavy guns end
several Held guns and pompoms. Hamil
ton forthwith attacked.
Work of Gallant Gordons.
"The right was led by the Gordons,
who, after capturing one extremity of the
ridge, wheeled around and worked along
it until after dark, clearing it of the
enemy, who fought mov- obstinately. The
One-hundred-ond-ifourtJF led on the other
flank and would nof so denied. But the
chief share in the action, as in the casual
ties, fell to the Gordon's, whose gallant
advance excited the admiration of all.
"Hamilton Is now at Florida, due west
of Johannesburg, and French Is a few
miles further to the northeast. The Gor
dons, the cavalry, the mounted Infantry
and the seventh division are holding the
heights of the town. The eleventh divlfion
with Batteries H. and G, and the heavy
artillery, are south of Johannesburg.
"Hamilton speaks in high terms of praise
of the manner tn which Bruce Hamilton
and Col. Spent*. of the Shropshire Light
Infantry, handled their men, under Smith-
Dorrien's direction.
ANNOIXCE MEN T Pit EM ATUn E.
Hut Pretoria Will, no Doubt, Soon
He In HrltlMh Hniul*.
London, Mxy 31.—Lord Roberts’ dis
patches shed a somewhat different light
on the military situation. Before they
were r celved celebrations were organiz
ed In the country towns In honor of the
fall of Pretoria. Tn Ch ster a public holi
day was declar and, while at Dover. Ports
m 'uth rnd many other places % ln the
irovinces, flags were flown and rejolq
ings Were general. Pretoria, however, is
net yet in the hands of the British,
though there is no reason to doubt the
authenticity * f the report that Kruger has
evacuated the place, and that the muni
cipality is to suirender when con
fronted by superior numb rs.
Though the British seem certtaln to
reach Pretoria within a day. or ao, they
are not likely to occupy it without fight
ing. Lord Roberts’ forces will be placed
to the south, west and north of Johan
nesburg. TTiese units will probably be
reconcentrated while Gen. French makes
an advance.
Pretoria should be reached by Juno 2,
opposition cr no opposition. Gen. Bra
bant’s loss of forty men is striking evi
dence that the annexation of the Free
State by no means implies Us pacifica
tion.
So thoroughly is the country here im
bued with the belief that Pretoria has fall
en that Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, the Sec
retary of State for the Colonies, speaking
to-day at a meeting of the University of
Birmingham, proposed a message to the
Queen congratulating her upon the cap
ture of Johannesburg and Pretoria, which
was sent to the afternoon newspapers.
The afternoon papers all acknowledge
the prompt friendliness of the United
States consul at Pretoria, Mr. A. S. Hay,
in insisting on the release of a number of
British officers to take command of the
British prisoners in order to avert a dis
turbance among the latter.
Lord Cecil Manner*, son of the Duke of
Rutland, ond who is acting as a newspaper
correspondent, %vas among the prisoners
captured by the Boers during Lord Rob
erts’ advance May 29.
WILL ISSIE PROCLAMATION.
Lord Itohert* to Tell Boerj What I*
Expected of Them.
Cape Town, May 30, Wednesday.—Upon
the occupation of Johannesburg, Lord
Roberts, It is said, will Issue a proclama
tion denouncing the “malicious fables,"
regarding tha intentions of tne British,
and announcing the terms of surrender,
which are the guaranteeing of immunity
to all non-combatants, and that all
burghers, excepting those who are active
ly connected with the promotion of the
war, directing its operations, commandeer
ing or looting, or committing other acts
contrary to civilized war, will be allowed
to return to their farms and remain un
molested on proving the surrender of their
urms, and on taking an oath not to fight
again.
Private property, it is addded, will be
respected providing British property is not
damaged. If Bfltish property is wantonly
destroyed, not only will the actual per
petrators be severely punished in person
and property, but the authorities permit
ting the damage will bo held responsible.
All the inhabitants are urged to prevent
wanton damage.
The principal empleyes of the big min
ing and commercial concerns at Johannes
burg are under orders, as this dispatch
is sent, to be ready to depart thence at
an hour’s notlqe, hut the authorities are
restricting the return of the general pub
lic.
BOUGHT MINING STOCK.
One Story a* to Why the Mine* Were
Not Blown I f,
London, June I.—The Dally Express
says:
"Mr. Kruger’s London agent has Invest
ed £119,000 of the President’s money in
land and mines. This took place before
the war broke out, and to this fact may
be ascribed the failure of the Transvaal
authorities to blow up the mines.”
The Times saya:
"Any further resistance the Boers may
offer will he futile. The collapse of the
Trarvsvaal as n militant state may be re
garded as complete. Threats of obstina4e
guerilla warfare need not be taken more
seriously than the exploded menace of re
sistance at Jahannfsburg and Pretoria.
“The formal annexation of the Trans
vaal will speedily follow. The war Is
rapidly approaching its close.”
Five thousand fresh troops will em
bark for South Africa within the next
few days.
BRITISH AT JOHINNESDI RO.
Boer Rear Guard Fought In Streets
of Ge-rmlston.
Germiston, Transvaal, May 30, Wednes
day, /3:25 p. m—Johannesburg 1 prac 1-
cally in British possession. Thegnir.ee ore
uninjured. Nine engines, a coal train a'd
a great quantity of rolling stock were
captured.
The remnants of the Boer rear guard
remained behind and fought in the streets
of Germiston. but they were easily cleared
by the Grenadiers.
The troops have not yet occupied Johan
nesburg. Gen. Fiench Is now at Etand--
laagte. The guards hold Elands fonteln
and Germlslon.
The slate entry Into Johannesburg will
take place to-morrotv. The Boers have
gone to Pretoria. ,
The railroads from here to the Vaal river
is uninjured.
KRUGER REPORTED TAKEN.
Rut the London Wnr Office Knows
.Nothing of the Humor.
London. May 31, 6:13 p. m.—The West
minster Gazette says It is rumored to
night in a quarter likely to be well-ln
fomud, that Piesldent Kruger had been
capturid by the British six miles beyond
Pretoria. The war office here knows
nothing about it.
_______ ________, •
RUNDI.E DEFEATS BOERS.
He Hud Forty-live Men Killed and
Muny Wnnnded.
Tap’ Town. May 31.—Gen. Rundie has
defeated a Boer commando at Senekal.
His casualties were forty-five killed and
many wounded.
liners f might In n Corner.
London. May 31, 4:26 p. m—A special dis
pa'ch from Geitnlston, a suburb of
Johannesburg, says several hundred Boers
have sought refuge in a mine, where the
British grenadiers have cornered them,
and barrel all escape.
British nt Heidelberg.
Cap* Town. May 31.—The British have
obcuphd Heldelburg. on the railroad con
necting Johannesburg with the Transvaal
frontier town of Voiksrust, on the Natal
frontier, near Laings Nik.
Many Hiiussan Killed.
Cape Coast Castle, May 31.—1 tis report
ed that the Hau.-sa quarters at Koomas
sle have been hunted and that many
Haussa were kli'ed.
Congratulates the Rneen.
London, June I.—Emperor William, ac
cording to the Berlin correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph, has sent a telegram to
the Quern congratulating her upon the
success of Lord Roberts.
TO PROTECT OUR LEGATION.
MARINES SENT TO PEKIN BY AD
MIRAL KUHI’IfF.
Troop* Lnniled at Tien Twin and
Sent There by Other Foreign
Power*—Not Believed Any Opposi
tion W ill Be Offered to Their Mis
sion—Foreign Diplomat* Disposed
to Minimize the Work of the “Box
er*”—The Newark at Taku.
Washington, Mny 31.—The following
cablegiam has been received at the Navy
Depaitment from the senior squadron
commander, Admiral Kempff:
"Tong Ku (Taku), May 30.—Secretary
Navy, Washington: One hundred men
landed and sent to Tien Tsln yesterday.
Fifty of these go to Pekin this day.
Other nations landed men "Kempff.”
The very smallness of the force which
the Admiral is sending at Minister Con
ger’s request would, it is felt, facilitate
its admission to the Chinese capital, for
it tlould not be regarded by the Chinese
government as a menace To Chinese in
tegrity.
The Admiral’s dispatch Indicates that
he has not been able to take the flagship
Newark up the Pei-Ho river beyond the
Taku forts, just above the entrance.
From that point to Tien Tsln, which
stands at the head of light draft navi
gation and is the terminus nearest the
sea of the railroad to Pekin, is a distance
of about thirty-five or forty miles. R is
said at the Navy Department that the
American marines were probably towed
In small boats by the Newark’s stearik
launches up the river to this railroad con
nection.
From Tien Tsln to Pekin by rail is a
distance of seventy miles, a three hours
Journey, according to Chinese scheduled.
The marines could cover it afoot in about
three days if unopposed.
The Chinese minister, Wu Ting Fang,
called at the state department at an early
hour to-day to talk with Secretdry Hay.
'He was anxious for news.
Whnt Foreign Diplomats Hay.
Resident representatives of nearly all of
the other nations Interested in the Chinese
situation were among Secretary Hay’s
callers to-day. But, as in the case of tha
Chinese minister, none of them had re
ceived any Information from his own gov
ernment bearing upon the situation.
Count Cassini, the Russian ambassador,
who is leaving the United States for a
visit to Europe, and called to say good
by to Secretary Hay, is decidedly of the
opinion that much unwarranted anxiety
has been excited as to the actions of the
"Boxers." He feels confident that there
is little danger to the fife and property
of foreigners in China to be expected
from the present uprising. There are, of
course,he said, always disorderly elements
in a great ciiy like Pekin, quick to take
advantage of any publlo excitement, so
that M was probably a wise precaution
for the foreign ministers to call for ma
rine guards for the wholesome effect their
presence gave.
Mr. Nabeshima, the charge of the Japa
nese legation, who was also among Secre
tary Hay’s callers, was likewise disposed
to minimize the dangers of the "Bfbxers’ ”
uprising.
TROOPS STARTER FOR PEKIN.
Fire Opened on the Russians .Seems
to Have Ileen a Mistake.
Tien Tsln, May 31.—A special train
started for Pekin this afternoon with the
following forces:
Americans—Seven officers and 56 men;
British. 3 officers and 72 men; Italians, 3
officers and 39 men; French, 3 officers and
72 men; Ru. dan, 4 officers and 71 men;
Japanese, 2 officers and 24 men.
The foreign contingent also took with
them five quick-firing guns.
it Is rumored, that foreign troops will
be opposed at the first gate of the Chinese
capiral, outside the wall.
The Russian troops bound for this city
have passed Taku forts and are expec'ted
here this afternoon.
As the Russians were nearing the forts
yesterday in boats, the Chinese opened fire
and the Russians relreated. It now ap
pears that the Chinese were only firing a
gun salute In honor of a mandarin who
was aboard a Chinese warship.
ALLOWED TO GO TO PEKIN.
Ultlmntnni of the Envoy* Brought
Chinn to' Term*.
Pekin, May 31.—At 2:30 a. m. to-day the
foreign envoys received the reply of the
Tsung LI Yamen to their ultimatum of
yesterday, calling upon the Chinese au
thorities to consent to the landing of a
force of marines to come to Pekin, to
guard the legation*. The ultimatum fixed
6 a. in. as the hour, cr before which the
reply must be forthcoming.
The Tsung Li Yamen agreed to with
draw opposition to the coining, of the
guards.
Incendiaries nl Tien Tsln.
Tien Tsln, June L—Coldbeck and Mc-
Gregor’s warehouse, and ihe Equitable In
surance office have been destroyed by fire,
believed to have been of incendiary origin.
The first chartered bank building, which
adjoined the burned structures, was saved.
THE MONTANA SEN ATOHSIIIP.
Agreed Tlmt the Untie filmll Rest
Where It Stand*.
Washington, May 81.—The Senate Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections' has
reached an agreement with the frpnds of
Senator Clark of Montana, to allow the
Senator's case to rest where It Is, with the
understanding that no further step* shall
be taken to have either Mr. Clark's or Mr.
Maglnnls' credential* referred to tho com
mittee. and that no further action shall be
taken on the resolution of the committee
concerning Senator Clark'a original e.e •-
tlon.
Declined the Nomination.
Montgomery. Ala,, May 31.—The late
Populist convention of Alabama put out a
state ticket headed by Rev. S. M. Adams.
To-day Mr. Adams Isrued a letter declin
ing th*- nomination, saying he was oppojed
to running on a ticket in the suite.
Hallway Reopened.
Lorenzo Marques, May 31.—The railway
between here and the Tranavaal, which
was closed yesterday, has been reojiened.
AGIIYALDO’S FRIEND CAUGHT.
Detachments Sent After Filipinos nt
San Miguel.
Manila, May 31.—A number of rifle* have
been surrendered at Cuyapo and more are
expected.
The fugitive Governor of Benguet prov
ince, a rich, influential and devoted friend
of Aguinaldo, was captured at Allit yes
terday.
Gens. Grant and Funston have sent de
tachments In pursuit of the insurgents,
who rushed the town of San Miguel de
Mayotno, near here, Tuesday, killed five
Americans, wounded seven, and captur'd
Capt. Roberts of the Twenty-third Infan
try, and two enlisted men.
CO RING’S CAPTURE IMPORTANT.
Losses of the Americans In the San
Miguel Affair.
Washington, May 31.—The following
dispatch was received at the War De
partment to-day from Gen. MacArthur,
at Manila:
"Small surrenders continue department
of Northern Luzon. Corino fugitive
governor Benguet, rich, active friend of
Aguinaldo, captured yesterday near Ka
bayan, important. While scouting near
San Miguel, Luzon, May 29, Capt. Charles
D. Roberts, Privates John A. Mclntyre
and Lyel W. Akens were captured;
Sergt. John Gallen, Privates Joseph Mc-
Court and John A. GYeen killed; George
Klnger wounded, thigh. All of Cos. I,
Thlrty-flfth Regiment. U. 8. V.”
THE AMERICAN CAPTIVES.
Believed the Filipinos WIU Hold
Them for Ransom.
Washington, May 31.—Capt. Charles D.
Roberts, of the Thlrty-flfth Volunteer In
fantry, who with two of his men, has
fallen into the hands of the Philippine In
surgents, near San Miguel de Moyumo,
Luzon, is a 6on of Lieut. Col. Cyrus S.
Roberts, Thirteenth Infantry. He was
born in Dakota in 1373, and was appointed
to the arthy from Wyoming.
Mclntyre is from. Baltimore, and Akens
from. Sullivan county, New York.
War department officials beiieve the In
surgents will hold these captives for ran
som, but the army will endeavor to re
capture them.
BOER ENVOYS IN BOSTON.
Fischer Confident the Unrulier* Will
Continue Fighting.
Boston, May 31.—The Boev envoys were
given a warm reception at the state house
mis afternoon. They called or. Gov. Crane
and after paying their respect® to him
were escorted to the House. The guests
addressed the House briefly.
The envoys did not seem greatly de
pressed by the news from Johannesburg
and Pretoria. Chairman- Fischer pointed
out “that the English forces have not cap
tured a single plecl? of artillery or any
considerable munitions of war from us
sinca our men have been executing their
masterly retreat. Our guns, supplies,
etc.,” he added, "have been taken along
with our troops, and they will yet be used
effectually, if I am not greatly mistaken.
"The fact that President Kruger has
retreated to Watervalboven and that this
Is declared Die capital of our government
shows that our people are still determin
ed to win their Independence. Our capi
tal Is where the President chooses to
make It.
"The fact that Lord Roberts annexed
the Orange Free v 8 the other day.
means nothing. The United States could
annex by proclamation, but something
more effective would have to follow to
make It a fact.”
Mr. Fischer added the statement that
Pr sident Kruger would not surrender
while there was a bullock cart and six
teen qxen In the Transvaal to transport
him from plac# to plAde.
Mr. Wessels said that If President Kru
ger had been going to surrender he would
have remained in the city, while the
Boers would not have carried away their
guns and ammunition If they had Intend
ed to capitulate. Rcberts, he said, may
yet run into a nice trap.
Amid a storm of applause a long vet of
resolutions expressing sympathy with the
South African republics and calling upon,
the United States government to repre
sent to Great Britain that this country
opposed to the actions of England in th
war in South Africa were unanimously
adopted at the close of the reception lo
the Boer envoys, Messrs Fleeh* r, Wol
marans and Wessels. In Fanuell Hall.
Thomas Wentworth Higgtnson presided.
The delegates made speeches saying Eng
land is afraid to face the Ifsuic and free and
the war.
EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE.
An Entire Family Annihilated nt
Urllllon, Ml*.
Milwaukee, Wis, May 31.—A Sentinel
special from Brillion, Wis., says six per
sons were killed by an explosion of dy
namite in the home of William Broehm,
at Forest Junction, about eight miles
from Brillion to-day.
The .dead are William Broehm, Mrs.
William Broehm, three children of Mr.
and Mrs. Broehm, ages ranging from
two to seven years; H. Stevens, a brother
of Mrs. Broehm.
The cause of the explosion Is not known.
The supposition is that about twelve
pounds of the deadly explosive was too
near the stove and became overheated.
Rising' of Hunhliiii Pi*H*nnt*.
London, June I.—The Daily Express
publishes the following from Vienna:
“A correspondent at Warsaw sends by
mall, an account of a rebellion of peasants
In tlte Russian provinces of Kief, Pon
dollen and Chafkoy. The rising is sup
posed to have been organized by nihilists.
Martial law was proclaimed, ami large
holies of troops quickly suppressed the In
surgents.”
Destructive Fire In Boston.
Boston, May 31.—Ftre In the five-s'oni
department! store of the Piris-Klm.halt
Company, adjoining the Park Theaer in
Washington street did $250,064) damage to
night. The stock of the company was
practically ruined. Tho adjolnirg build
ing* suffered considerable damage from
water.
Spring Pnrstlr Called Off.
Berlin, May 31—Owing to the re ent
heavy rain* the traditional spring parade
which would ordinarily have occurred <o
day was countermanded. It was the fltt
occasion In several generations when th*
affair has been omitted.
DAILY, 33 A YEN*
f CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLI 2-TIMLS-A-WEEK.II A TEAR
BENCH WARRANT FOR TAYLOR.
INDICTED AS AN ACCESSORY TO
GOEBEL’S MURDER.
First Official Notice of flic Fact That
an Indictment Was Found Agninsg
the Former He|iuhllcan Governor.
Sheriff Is Ordereil to Arrest Tay
lor, lint ffuys He Cannot Do Sa
Without the Consent of Gov. Mount
of Inillanu.
Frankfort, Ky., May 31.—Judge Cantrtll
to-day directed Circuit Clerk Ford to ll
sue a bench warrant for the arrest of
former Gov. Taylor.
The warrant Is based on an Indictmenl
secured several weeks ago, charging Tay
lor with being on accessory to the assas*
slmillon of William Goebel.
A warrant was Issued and placed In thff
hands of Deputy Sheriff John' Suter.
The issuance of a bench warrant waff
the first official notice that an Indictmenl
had been returned naming former Gov*
ernor Taylor ns an accessory to the mur
der of William Goebel. It had been ru
mored for weeks that the indictment had
been returned, but the officials refused
to either confirm on deny it. Tho indict*
ment was filed and entered on record
April 19. It reads as follows:
The Indictment.
"The grand Jury of tha county o|
Franklin, in tho name and by authority
of the commonwealth of Kentucky, ac*
cusa William 8. Tayolr of this common*
wealth of being accessory before the fact
to the wilful murder of William Goebel,
committed as follows, viz: the said Wil*
fiam S. Taylor In the said county
of Franklin, on the 30th day of January,
A. D„ 1900, and before the finding of this
Indictment, unlawfully, willfully and felon*
lously of his malice aforethought and with/
Intent to bring about the death and procure
the murder of William Goebel, dldconspirff
with Caleb Powers, F. W. Golden, John
L. Powers, John Davis. Henry Youtsey,
Charles Finley, W. H. Colton, John How*
ard, Berry Howard, Harlan Whitaker,
Richard Combo and olhers, to this grand
Jury unknown, and did counsel, advise,
encourage aid und procure Henry Youts y,
James Howard, Berry Howard, Hailan
Whitaker, Richard Combs and other per
sons to this grand jury, unknown, unlaw
fully, willfully, feloniously and of that
malice aforethought, to kl'l and mur
der William Goebel, which one of
the last five named persons or an
other person acting with them, but
who is to this grand Jury unknown,
as aforesaid, then and there, thereon;9 uy
the said W. 8. Tailor before the fact com
mitted, advised, encouraged, aide! and
procured,did by shooting and wounding the
said Goelxil with a gun or pistol, loaded
with powder and other explosive and lead
en and steel ball and other hard sub
stances, and ftom which said shooting
and wounding the said Goebel died on til*
3rd day of February, 1900, but which of
said last lboco mentioned persons as
aforesaid actually fired, the shot that kill
ed the said Goebel Is to this grand jury
unknown, against the peace and dignity
of the commonwealth of Kentucky.’
Bench Warrant Issued.
The bench warrant commands the sher
iff or other arresting officer to arrest
William 8. Taylor, and deliver him to th
Jailer of Franklin county. On the back
of the Indictment, about fifty person* are
named as witnesses for the common
wealth.
The bench warrant was placed In the
hands of Deputy Sheriff John Suter, wha
Is acting in the absence of the sheriff,
who is at Hot Springs. When asked what
he would do with the warrant, he saki;
"What oan I do with It? I would serve
it If I could and I could do it If Gov.
Mount of Indiana, would help me, out
from all reports, I guess he will not da
•" * J
TEN COMPANIES TO GO OUT.
Gov. neolihnm Has Ordered the Ex 4
trn Troop* l)l*hnnded.
Frankfort, Ky„ May 31.—Gov. Beckham
this afternoon issued an order mustering
out ten companies of the State Guard.
All except two of them are located in
mountain towns and were among thosa
mustered Into service during the politi
cal excitement Just before and Immedi
ately following the state election last
fall.
It Is understood that a number of other
companies are also to be disbanded, as
the Governor holds that the various reg
iments now have double their quota ofl
companies In them,
MAY GO BACK TO KENTUCKY.
Taylor Seems Hntlier Undeeided M
to M lint He Will Do.
Indianapolis, May 31.—W. S. Taylor hag
signed a contract with an insurance com
pany, to be its executive* manager tn this
city. Mr. Taylor said to-night;
"I may return to Kentucky within ten
days, and I may not go back until after
the election.”
iJI'GOW.tN WAS FOUND GUILTY.
Ilut There AA’ns n Unanimous Recom
mendation for Clemency.
Washington, May 31.—The naval court
martial which has been trying Capt.
John McGowan cn charges of scandalous
conduct and neglect of duty in connec
tion with the killing by him of a Fili
pino, while In command of the Monad
nock. in the Philippines, to-day submit
ted its conclusions to the Secretary of tho
Navy for consideration.
The court found the Captain guilty of
the charges and speclfl attons and
sentenced him to be susyiended from duty
on half sea pay for two years and to be
reprimanded by the Secretary. Thera
was, however, n unanimous recommenda
tion for clemency, which will be taken
under consideration by Secretary Long.
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DIS ASTROUS WRECK IN TEX AS.
The Engineer null Fireman Were
Instnnlly Killed.
Waco, Tex., May 31.—A disastrous wreck
occurred on the San Antonio and Aransas
Pass Railroad, thirty miles south of this
place to-day. In which the engineer. John
Hines, and Fireman Wamble were both
instantly killed. The train consisted of
lour coaches and was a fast passenger
train. The heavy rains had waßlsed out
a small bridge, which the engineer did
uot discover until 100 late.

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