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The Bamberg Herald. jj | ESTABLISHED 1891. BAMBERG, S. C.. THURSDAY, JUNE 14.1809. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAB. JB POSSE SHOOTS INTO STRIKERS Three Killed and Several Others Woonded In St Lonis Streets. DEPUTIES DO BLOODY WORK v Strikers Were Returning: From Picnic When the Unlooked For Trouble occurred. Last Sunday, in St. Lous, was one of th<j most eventful and bloody since the gieat strike of the Transit company began, more than one month ago. There were numerous encounters between strikers and other riotous persons and the constituted authorities, resulting in three deaths and wounding of five or more persons, mostly strikers. One of the latter will die. The day was quiet until the afternoon, when the police were taken of! a number of 'street car lines for the purpose of giving them a rest, and to test the ability of the Transit company to operate without friction. Cars were - i : it.. .1 lZ ^11 v m operanon nuriugiuu uhjuujo uu an the lines of the Transit company except the southwestern. At night cars were ran under police protection until midnight on the Park avenue, Olive street, Lindell division and La Clede avenue line. The most serious trouble broke out at 7 o'clock p. m. in front of the sixstory store building on Washington avenne occupied by the sheriff's posse comit&tus as a barracks and headquarters. Several hundred striking street car men had gone to East St. Louis earlier in the day to attend a picnic given for their benefit at Wolff's grove. Toward evening they began returning home singly, in groups of two or three, or in companies of a y\ hundred or more. No serious trouble occurred until one of these companies, composed of nearly 15Q street car men in uniform and headed fcf a drum corps, came west on Washington avenue. In their caps soipe of thsto had cards bearing these ^ words: "Union . or nothing; liberty or death." The men were marching along the sidewalk on the south side of Washington avenne opposito the posse barracks. They were in a jocular mood, and as near as can be learned, bad no intention of making any trouble. Just as they were passing the barracks a car at the Park avenue division was going west. A number of the mr men broke from the liDe and rushed toward the car, with the intention, it is said, of boarding it and taking a ride. Another statement was made that it was the intention of the strikers to assault the motorman and conductor, whose car was without the usual police guard. A brick was thrown through the car window and a shot was fired. Members of the sheriff's posse swarmed from the build ing and surrounded the crowd of strik 2T8 about the car, calling npon them to disperse. Other shots were fired and then some of the deputies turned loos? their repeating shotguns loaded with buckshot. As far as can be learned only four of the men in tbe strikers' ranks were hit. Not a deputy was wounded. Under the command of Colonel Cavende'r the deputies arrested twenty of the strikers and took them into the . barracks, where they were searched. Three revolvers and a number of pocket knives were secured and the prisoners were locked up. The othei strikers fled. ?\ ? DEATH Iff EXPLOSION. Three People Killed end More Fatally Burt In West Anniston, Ala. Fearful havoc was wrought Saturday morning by tbe explosion of a huge boiler at the Duke brick works West Anniston, Ala Two persons were killed instantly by tbe explosion; one died a few hours afterwards, two others are expected to die, and six others are injured more or less severely. LANDAUER AND COFFMAN . Indicted By Grand Jnry at Atlanta, Ga., For Alleged Crookedness. An Atlanta dispatch says: A. Landauer, president of the Southern Agricultural works and E. G. Coffman, general manager, were indicted by the Fulton grand jury Thursday. Laudauer is charged with being a common cheat and swindler, while Coffinan is charged with embezzlement Both men are out of the city. Landauer is reported to be be in I Milwaukee. He left Atlanta April 19tb, the day the Southern Agricultural works failed. Coffman's whereabouts is unknown. KEEXE BACKS BRYAN. Xew York Stock Broker Said to Hare Bet $25,000 on Nebraskan. James R. Keene, the famous stock operator, of New York, who is now in Europe, is said to have bet $25,000 ^ -T "pMwon will KA A1 rtrPfii* IXJLOV *1 V. jail )V 111 uc OtWVVWVk WVdent tnis fall. Mr. Keene says he will retnrn to the United States in time to work for Bryan, and Keene's friends say he will contribute to the Democratic campaign fund. DOCKERY FOR GOVERNOR. Missouri Democrats Hold State Convention In Kansas Citj'. The Democrats of Missouri, in state convention at Kansas City Wednesday, elected national delegates, adopted a platform and named a fall state ticket. The platform reaffirms allegiance to the Chicago platform of 1896, practically specifying "16 to 1;" indorses JRryan, denounces trusts and declares emphatically against "imperialism." A. M. Dockery was the only candidate for Governor and he was nominated by acclamation. ' $ .' / ROBERTS' PROGRAM Cannot Be Prognosticated Until Further Particulars?Boer Army Intact. Until the situation in the neighborhood of Pretoria is enlightened the officials in London, as well as others, will find difficulty in prognosticating Lord Roberts' immediate program. It appears evident that the Boer commander-in-chief, General Botha, with all his guns, withdrew in good order, probably along the Delagoa bay railroad with the view of joining President Kruger. So the Trausvr.al forces remain practically iutact with President Kruger; President Steyn and General Botha and Secretary of State Reitz all safe and in a position to continue the " " A direction of affairs. The most optimistic see in the fact that President Kruger's wife and General Botha's wife were left at Pretoria, an indication that the president does not count on a long resistance, in any case it will probably take Lord Koberts at least a week to organize a campaign of pursuit. Wednesday Lord Roberts telegraphed to the war office as follows: Pretoria, Jnne 5, 5:3") p. m.?The occupation of the town passed off most satisfactorily, and the British flag is now hoisted on top of the government offices. The troops met with a much more enthusiastic reception than I anticipated. The Third battalion of the Grenadier Guards lined the square when the march past took place. Owing to their having beeu on dnty at some distance around the town, very few cavalry and infantry were able to take part in the ceremony. Several of onr officers who had been prisoners were among the ?ulookers. fightixg near pretoria. Some dispatches are to hand which left Pretoria Monday while the fighting was going on outside the city. They come by way of Lourenzo Marqnes. One of them says: ''Toward the end of the day, when the British naval guns were shelling the southern forts, a number of projectiles burst, damaging the suburb. All day armed burghers have been leaving Pretoria, going east. The greater part of the railway rolling stock has been removed. "General Botha was fighting an essentially rear guard action, his ob. ject being not to defend Pretoria but to delay Lord Boberts until the railway switch had b?en cleared and the main part of the Boer army had started to withdraw. The British advance appears to have left open to the B.oers the best line of retreat along the railway." CASXOX HELD HOUSE. Adjournment Projjrnm Was Not Carried Out In Consequence. A Washington special says: After everybody hod felt assured of adjournment Wednesday evening without any trouble the Republicans of the house got into a wrangle among themselves and the result was a recess until Thursday at 10 o'clock. The cause of trouble was the item intended to take from the coast and geodetic survey much of its work and haud it. over to the navy. The navy'people have been palling hard for this and the senate has been with them, but the house, under the special leadership of Cannon, chairman of the appropriations committee, has made a fight for the coast and geodetic survey, claiming that the senate provision would kill that branch of the government. Cannon attacked the house coDferaps. fthnnrinc that thev had not acted w"*r> w??O o ?? ? in good faith. This brought on a general fight with Foss, chairman of the committee, and Grosvenor and others. There were charges and counter charges of a highly interesting nature and these brought in the sharpest kind of an exchange of personalities. Finally Cannon succeeded in doing something that is very seldom done, and that was to bring about the substitution of a new set of conferees. CAUGHT OX TRESTLE. Two Children Crashed to Death and Another Badly Injured. A special from Selma, Ala., says: As Mrs. Harper, Birdie Suttles, a young lady and Hugh and Edward Suttles, small boys, attempted to cross a trestle about half a mile from Lake Lanier, they were run down by the Southern passenger train from Meridian. Horror stricken, they screamed and made an effort to get off the trestle, but too late, the iron monster was upon them, carrying death, instant and fearful, in its wake. Mrs. Harper hastily jumped from the trestle into the small stream below, and escaped injury. *> n-i't" i.1 V V? IV~ oiroie outvies was suuca. ujr mo engine, instantly killed and horribly mangled. Hugh Suttles was also struck and instantly killed, his body being mangled almost beyond recognition. Edwin, the other brother, escaped with his life, but one arm was terribly I mangled, and it is a question whether or not he will recover from the shcck. PRUNE PACKERS COMBINE. Company "With 81,000,000 Capital Organized at San Jose, California. As a result of a largely attended meeting of fruit packers in San Jose, California, Thursday, the California Packers' Company has been incorporated with a capital of SI,000,000, divided into shares of $10 each. The object of the company is the packing of prunes in co-operation with the California Cured Fruit association. WILL PAY THEIR DEBTS. Statement of Assignee of Price McCor? >Ghnn- Kirm iis Solvent. A New York dispatch says: Assignee Curtis, of the firm of Price, McCormick & Co., will not be prepared to make a statement for several days,but a preliminary showing now that many of the claims are said to have been liquidated indicates that the firm will We able to pay all obligations in full ind have a surplus of about ?250.000 After the cost of the assigueeship has ween deducted. TROOPS FIGHT THE "BOXERS" The Confict In China Begins In Earnest. MORE AMERICANS ARE LANDED Admiral Kempf and Minister Conger Both Reiterate the Seriousness of Situation. The secretary of the navy has received the following cable from Admiral Kempf, commanding the United States steamship Newark; lying at the Taku forts at the mouth of Pei Ho river, dated Takn, China, June 5: "Engagement has commenced. Have landed force of fifty seamen more?battalion of marines "KEMFF." The cipher message is not entirely legible, and it is supposed at the navy department the admiral means that he has landed fifty seamen to reinforce the band of marines already ashore. Minister Conger, at Pekin, cabled Wednesday that the situation was worse at Pekin, and this statement, taken in connection with Admiral Kempff's alarming cablegram, decided the state department to strengthen the nav*l forces nearest the scene of trouble. Accordingly a cablegram was sent to Admiral Remey, at Manila, directing him to dispatch at once to Admiral Kempff's command the gunboat Helena, or if that cratt is uot at Manila and ready for immediate service, then some craft of correspondingly light draft and power. Dispatches from Shanghai state that the soldiers dispatched to atfack the Boxers have fought an engagement quite close to Pekin. Many 'were killed on both sides. In consequence of the representations of Japanese the landing of a large Russian force to Takn is alleged to have been stopped. It is believed in Shanghai that, should Russia persist in sending a prepondering military force to the front a collision with Japan will inev itably result. Alarming reports are current of the hurried completion of the mobilization of the Japanese fleet. News from Tien Tsit? is to the effect that the Chinese servants of a Belgian engineer, who left Pao Ting Fu two days after the Belgians, saw five foreign and two Chinese dead bodies in the grand canal, one being the body of a woman. A boxer placard threatens the extermination of the foreigners in Tien Tsin on June 10th. Violent dissensions are reported to exist between the Chinese commanderin-chief of the forces, Jung In, and Prince Ching Tuan, who, in accordance with the wishes of the dowager empress, is strongly supporting the cause of the boxers. The mobs who murdered the English missionaries, Kobinson and Norman, mutilated and disemboweled the bodies. "BOXEBS" AftB SEMI-BARBARIANS. More or less uncertainty and ignorance exists in the public mind relative to the Chinese secret society known as the "boxers," whose present activity threatens to precipitate the long anticipated partition of the celestial empire. According to The London Daily Mail the Chinese Society of Boxers constitutes in reality a great clan of murderers, estimated to contain in its ranks over 11,000,000 semibarbarims, well organized, well armed, and as savage in their fanaticism " ? "? i as tne ooucian aervisnes. The society was originally formed with the beneficent intention of protecting honest men in China fiom bandits. It was called Ta Tao Hwri, which means "The Society of the Great Sword," a title which seems to have been changed at a comparatively recent date to the more familiar name which so often appears in our newspapers just now. When and where the clan originated is not certain. Van Wjck on tlie Hack, Mayor Van Wyck of New York was called to the witness cbafr Saturday in the proceedings against the mayor, the dock commissioners and Charles W. Morse, president of the American Ice Company, which were beguu some time ago before. Supreme Court Justice Gaynor, in Brooklyn. Boers Demolish Railway. A London dispatch says: The Boers have torn up twenty-one miles of Lord Roberts' vital line of railway, between America siding and Roodeval. It is a bold raid and vexations, but it does not disquiet the military authorities as vet. Wheeler Will Be Retired, 7* is said at the war department thai Renerai Wheeler will be given nomiltary assignment under his commission i.s brigadiar general of regulars, but that he will be placed on retired list. North Dakota Democrats Act. The North Dakota state Democratic ronvention in Fargo, Wednesday, adopted a platform reaffirming the platform of 180G, deuouncing imperialism and instructing delegates as r unit for Jiryau. MILES HAS NEW RANK. Issues His First Order ?s Lieutenant General of Army. Ia accordance with the provisions of the military academy appropriation bill tbe president Friday issued commissions to Lieutenant General Xelsou A. Miles, commanding the army, and Major General H. C. Corhin, adjutant general of the army. These are recess appointments and will be nominated to the senate at its next session in December. Lieutenant General Miles issued his lirst order Friday in ,Uis new rank. OFFICIAL RECEPTION Is Given Boer Peace Envoys At Omaha, Nebraska?All Parties Are Represented. Envoy Wessels, of the Orange Free State, was given a big official reception by Omaha, Neb., Saturday. It was marked as being of a wholly nonpartisan character. Governor Poynter, Populist, presided over the mass meeting; Mayor Moores, Republican, welcomed the envoy for the city; Captain H. E. Palmer, chairman of the Republican state central committee, was secretary of the meeting and read a number of communications; T. J. Mahoney, a Cleveland gold Democrat, made a stirring speech, and William J. Bryan was present and -on call from the audience expressed his sympathy e? xi- - _x 1: ki:? a x iur me tsirwyguug repuunca. At tuo Creighton theater a crowd of several thousand greeted Mr. Wessels. "You don't hear the truth abcut "is," said he. "England has all the cables ard holds the ear of the world. You know the history of the Boers, for the Americans, I find, have read more than any other people on earth. You know how Kruger went to Europe twice and begged and entreated for liberty; you have read how Steyn has studied about the free nations of the world; he knows all about the American government, and when the English people say that we were the aggressors and threatened to drive the Euglish people into the sea, do you think that those two men would think for a moment that they could do such a thing? Why, there are only 250,000 people in both our republics, from the smallest infant to the men bigger than I am." Calls were heard for Mr. Bryan and he finally responded in an impassioned address. He spoke in part as follows: "I came as a citizen, an American citizen, to be present with other American citizens to meet the representatives of' the Boer republics; to join with you iu expressing to them our sympathy for their cause and, as I earnestly believe, the sympathy of a great majority of the American people. I trust that the day will never home when a nation fighting for liberty will look in vain to the American people for sympathy and aid." AUDITOR'S REPORT In the Southern Mutual Building and Loan Case?Papers Constitute Four Volumes. An Atlanta dispatch says: Four large volumes of closely printed typewritten pages constituted the report in the Southern Mutual Building and Loan Association, which was filed by Auditor T. A. Hammond in the superior court Friday. As there are several hnndred persons directly and others indirectly affected by the finding of the auditor, the report is more than ordinary interest. The auditor decides that stockholders who had filed notices of withdrawal should not bo allowed any preference over other stockholders. Another interesting point decided was that the withdrawing members were not entitled to be classed as creditors. He held further that if directors and officers of the association were receiving salaries from the association not warranted by its assets, the conduct of these directors in receiving the salaries was not such a wrong to the stockholder as would warrant a judgment being entered against the various directors to recover back the salaries paid. In his . eport Auditor Hammond also makes au important decision in fixing the liability of the borrowers. He reports $16,000 against the Bates-Farley cavings bank in favor of the association. i-iie Southern Mutual case is one of considerable magnitude. It is believed to be the largest of its kind in the country, and has attracted more than local attention ever since the collapse of the association several years ago. The amount of money that the stockholders will get will depend largely upon the sum collected by the receivers. Auditor Hammond has listed the amounts standing to the credit of all. According to the report, between the time of its organization and until the appointment of receivers some three years ago, the association lost about $350,000. U>E1> A COWHIDE. : A Jilted Lover Wreaks Vengeance on Hi* Alleged Nemesis. Seeking vengeance for a broken engagement and for the loss of his pretty sweetheart, J. J. O'Hern, the manager of the Wine Cocoa Company of Atlanta, Ga., went to Jacksonville, Fla., and vigorously plied a buggy whip to the back and head of Frank W. Chase, the Jacksonville manager of the CabU Piano Company. >"o Hope for Snell. The Court of Appeals of the District* of Columbia has declined to interfere with the sentence imposed by the district criminal court upon Benjamin H. Snell, the Georgia murderer. DULLER JiLUt'JlS BULKS. Secures a Position "West of Lalngg Nek To Menace Burghers. A London special of Friday says: Goueral Buller has at length taken the offensive and by maneuvering he has secured a position west of Laings ueck, by which he believes he can make the Boer positions untenable. Presumably he will immediately foliow up his success. Lord Roberts has communicated nothing for three days. MISSIONARIES ALARMED. Methodist Episcopal Board At New York Receives Message From Pekln. The following cable from Pekin was received in New York Monday at the Methodist Episcopal board in New York: "Pekin, June 9.?Massacre native Christians. Situation foreigners critical. Press Washington." The message came direct from the missionary society at Pekin, of which Messrs. Davis and Gnmewell are in charge. A copy was immediately sent President MeXinley. ?cv3rvjrNjCN>rvicvirvjr\3? Sj SOUTH CAROLINA I I STATE NEWS ITEMS, j v CNJCNXCNJfNJfMCMCMCM * Campaign Has llejjnn. The state campaign was started off in Orangeburg. It promises to be a long and tedious one. If there were no other thau the gubernatorial candidates there would be quite an amount of speech-making, but the governor will have a great deal of company. Months ago certain names were mentioned iu connection with the various places, and, although there has been general expectation that there wonld be numerous other candidates, the list seems to have been completed with the entries of months ago. Although all of the pledges have not been filed, and there is abundant op portnnity for new candidates to come out, there does not seem to be much prospect of new material presenting itself, although this would be an elegant opportunity for advertising purposes if not elected. Thus far the candidates who are regarded as being in the contest for governor are in alphabetical order as follows: Frank B. Gary, of Abbeville; James A. Hoyt, of Greeuville; A. Howard Patterson, of Barnwell; Miles B. McSweeney, of Hampton, and G.Walt Whitman, of Union. If each of the gubernatorial candidates talks for half an hour, two and a half hours of the time of each of the "meetings will be consumed in that divisiou alone, and the other candidates would have a hard time to hold the crowds. Senator Tillman is anxious to attend as many meetings as possible, but does not think that he will be at all of the meetings, as the national Democratic committee is anxious to have him do some campaign work, especially in the northwest, and if he has no opposition Senator Tillman thinks he can do more good in the national campaign. He will in any event make a number of speeches, in which he will "give an account of his stewardship and what he expects to do." It may be well to repeat that candidates for the house and senate are not a. ~ ?V*n*? 11 irorl fn expecieu. iu uui m c mtj pay any assessments or file any pledges with the state committee.? News and Courier. They Want a Svvwgogne. The "Tree of Life," the Jewish organization iu Charleston which has in view the synagogue, met a few days ago and elected the following officers: President, Philip Epstin; vice president., H. Kaitski; secretary, David Snetman; treasurer, August Eohn; trustees, J. H. Epstin, B. L. Ruben, August Kohn, J. B. Garfufikel and J. B. Meyer. The organization is getting along well. Will Be of Wide Scope. The South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition to be held in Charleston will show to the world the resources, the industries and the advantages of South Carolina particularly and the whole south generally. Particular attention tfill be given to cotton, and the textile exhibit will be the best ever made in the south. The mining interests will be carefnlly considered. The manufactures in various lines will be given ample space and attention. South Carolina as an agricultural state and the south as an agricultural section, will be shown as a most interesting object lesson. The big show will be planned on a generous scale, and will bring visitors from all sections of this country. Among the attractions that are confidently expected is a government exhibit. This exposition will be the first of its kind held so far south, and manufacturers will come into a field here that has hardly been covered, except by catalogues and salesmen. Opening immediately after the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, a great many fine exhibits will be brought intact from New York State to South Carolina, and many people who will be nnaJble to go north next summer will find it convenient and profitable to come south during the winter following. The men at the head of the exposition project are well known for their keen business judgment, enterprise and good sense, and they will make the show creditable in every particular. Profiting by the experience of other exposition directors and officials, those in charge of the work can no doubt get better results at even less cost. It is proposed that the exposition grounds be located within the corporate limits of Charleston, and probably on the Ashley river front. This will give a number of advantages over Nashville, Omaha, Atlanta and other cities. Charleston has the finest harbor on the South Atlantic, and its importance as a port will be even further admitted in a short time, for the United States is about to transfer the dry dock and naval station from Port Royal to Charleston. * * Colored College For Beanfort. Prof. J. W. Hoffman, professor of agricultural biology in the State College of South Carolina, has been visiting Beaufort examining the ground for the establishment of an industrial school for the training of colored youths in agricultural and mechanic arts. The idea was first suggested after the visit of the Rev. P. P. Watson, colored, to Tuskegee at the invitation of Booker Washington some months ago. The Rev. Watson, who is pastor of a large and influential colored congregation in Beaufort, has always entertained the idea that the advancement of his race was through industrial pursuits, rather than through the efforts of mere literary attainment. He is a man of considerable intelli" * - J gence ana 01 very marneu uuauw^iuf, ability, and his observations at Tuskegee confirmed his impressions and inspired an effort on his part to start a similar institution in the very heart of the negro couutiy. where the material is so abundant and the advantage of the climate and location are more favorable. He has been industriously engaged in exciting interest in his project, and among others Prof. Hoffman, the distinguished scientist of the State College, has taken a lively interest in what he, too, believes will redound vastly to the advantage of the race and to the section where so many now thriftless youths of both sexes are to be found. Prof. Hoffman is a cultivated man and is an exnmple himself of what institutions of this charrcter are capable of developing. ?*? Cleronon College Notes. Everybody ia praising the magnificent address of Dr. Winston at Clemson. It is to be hoped that he will soon allow its publication iu full. The board of trustees of the college nave decided to double tbe capacity ot !?/? eMinnl ftnd In prpr.t a nlant VL1X? VWAVltV WVMW. ? 1 for the use of the bolanist. Dr. A. P. Anderson was elected entomologist and Mr. C. C. Nowman horticulturist. Dr. Hartzog has appointed Mr. S. E. Lilcs, of the graduating class, to be a major of the military department % The Summer Schools. In a few days the summer schools will be in progress in sixteen of the counties, as follows: Horry and Marlboro began on the 4th inst.; Oconee, to begin on the 13 th, and, beginning on the 11th, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Darlington, Georgetown, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, York. % Constable Gives Ball. William Bishop, the constable who killed Fred Norman on the public square, at Spartanburg, got bail in the sum of $1,000. He made the bond and is free again. ?- ?? T?ll^ Ul. i>eiiin^cr c 1109 a Attorney General G. Duncan Bellinger has tiled his pledge as a candidate for re-election. HOBSON COMING HOME. Hero of tbe Merrlmac 8nffer* From Loss Service In the Tropic*. Naval Constructor Richmond Pearson Hobson, who became famous through the sinking of the Merrimac at Santiago, has been condemned by a medical survey board on the Asiatic station and recommended to be relieved from his present duties and ordered home at once. It is not believed that his health is necessarily undermined, but he is suffering from long service in tropical j climates. It may not be necessary to j order his retirement. MORE TROOPS FOR PHILIPPINES. I Orders Given Companies of Sixth Cavalry to Proceed to San Francisco. Orders were issued at the war department Saturday for the first squadron of the Sixth cavalry, consisting ol hoadnnarters and companies A. B. C. D and the Third sqnadron of th? same regiment, consisting of compa nies I, K, L and M, to proceed with out delay to San Francisco for transportation to the Philippines on the first available transports. Barred From Uncle Sam's Mails. An order has been issued the postmaster general barriog from the mails all correspondence conducted with L. Levesque, of Montreal, Canada. This order is based upon a charge that the business conducted is a lottery. Filipino State Papers Found. A copy of the Manila Times received at Vancouver, B. C., tells of an important discovery by Oeneral Funstcn of insurgent documents and other articles which has been hidden by the Filipinos. TTVKLYK BLOCKS BURNED. Business Portion of n Minnesota Town Is Laid In Ashes. Thursday the entire business and most of the residence section of the town of Virginia, Minn., on the Mesaba iron range, was wiped out of existence by fire. In one hour's time fully one hundred and twenty-five buildings were reduced to ashes. The flames broke out at the Moon and Kerr mill on the shore of Silver lake, southwest of the town, and was carried swiftly along by a high wind. The path of the flames was as clean cut as that of a cyclone. vii ockTuirTiav is 1/ Ar>^iitivii.vi<i Senate Leaves Armor Plate Matter With Navy Department. During the closing session of the senate Wednesday, the Republicans passed a bill leaving the whole armor plate matter in the hands of the secretary of the navy. Under this bill he can pay for armor any prioe which he regards reasonable. There is no restriction whatsoever. Stnenenberg Is Upheld. The forces of Governor Stuenenberg, of Idaho, triumphed Wednesday in the state Democratic convention by seating the contesting delegation from Soehone county, friendly to the governor, the vote being 152 to 77. BELLE BOYD DEAD. Famous Confederate Spy Expiree Suddenly In Wisconsin. Belle Boyd, the famous Confederate spy, died suddenly of heart disease at Kilbourne, Wis., Monday night, aged fifty-seven years. She was in the city for the purpose of delivering a lecture. Georgian Appointed Consul. Captain A. B. S. Moseley, of Borne, Ga., has been appointed vice consul general for the United States at Singapore, Straights Settlement. Several weeks ago Captain Moseley applied for the position, and in a short while he received notification from Secretary Hay of his appointment. GEN. OATES USES GUN. Kills a Negro Who Had Ju.*t Murdered the General's Cook. General W. C. Gates shot a negro man dead on his premises in Montgomery, Ala., Saturday night, after the negro had shot and killed his colored cook in her room in an outhouse on the same lot. The occurrence is much regretted by General O&tes and his friends. There will be no charge made against the | general, as he was entirely justifiable in what he did. INVESTIGATORS AT WORK. Atlanta Council Committee Probing Charges of Alleged nisconduct of Mayor Woodward. Tho official investigation by the Atlanta, Ga., city council's committee iuto the alleged reprehensible acts of Mayor James G. Woodward commenced Friday. A number of witnesses, among them prominent citizens, were called upon to iell what they knew concerning the alleged conduct of Atlanta's chief executive. Neither Mayor Woodward nor his representatives were present, being barred from the deliberations of the committee. The investigation was conducted much in the manner of the sessions of the county grand jury, the objeot of '? ' t X _ 1-!- ZM me committee oemg to ascertain u there is sufficient evidence among the witnestes for the prosecution to warrant the holding of an impeachment trial, in which event the mayor will havo au opportunity to defend himself. The testimony of the witnesses examined at the first session of the committee was in effect that Mayor James G. Woodward was so drank at a recent meeting of the board of education as to interfere with the transaction of business; that it was necessary upon one occasion to detain the mayor at the pumpiug station of the waterworks because of his intoxicated condition; that the mayor had telephoned for apoliceman to meet him at the honse of Eva Clark, a white woman, and had stated to the officer upon his arrival that Eva Clark had taken $100 from his clothes while the clothes were hanging upon the back of a chair; that the mayor had interfered with the workings of the police department in reference to the place of residence of a honse of ill fame; that the mayor bad been seen in an intoxicated condition at. the city hall. "WAfc OYER," SAYS OTIS. General Talks For Chicago Papers On Affairs In Philippines. Major General E. S. Otis, of the United States army, arrived in Chicago at 7:20 o'clock Friday morning from San Francisco and Manila, and left at 1:30 for Washington. Mrs. Otis and daughter arrived in Chicago Thursday night from New York, and the geneial and his wife and danghter spent the hours between trains together?the endiDg of a separation of two years.. General Otis said, among other things: "The war is over. The guerrilla warfare can't last long. To be snre we will have to repress those people for a number of years, bat there is no organized force of Filipinos. The depredations * that are going on are conducted by robbers and drones. The United States troops are now engaged in defending the inhabitants of the Philippines against the robbery and murder committed by their own people. But the conditions are generally improving, and in Some parts are better than they have ever been. "Wo have 55,000 effective troops under arms in the Philippines. Estimates regarding the number of inhabitants in the islands are all wild, but the number is between six and seven' millions. The groat majority of the people desire peace and wish to again take up their business pursuits. Business in Manila has again resumed activity and the inhabitants are peacefully pursuing their avocations. "I cannot see that the administration of our distinguished secretary of war has made any mistake in this campaign. We may have made a mistake over there, but, if so, they have been the result of human liability to commit error." VISITED KRUGER'S HOME, Wife or the President Exchanges Greetings With British Officers. A special dispatch from Pretoria describes the visit made by officers of Lord Roberts' staff to the Kruger residence in Pretoria. It says: "We were received by a Dutch pastor, and short!} joined by Mrs. Kroger. She composedly exchanged greetings with her visitors, who notified lier of their intention to replace the bnrgher guard by a gmard of British troops. The bnrghers thereupon laid down their arms on the asphalted porch of the building." GENERAL PILAR CAPTURED. He Was the Most Aggressive of Agulnaldo'? lieutenants. A Manila special says: General Pio del Pilar, the most aggressive and moat persistent of the Filipino leaders has been captured and made a j prisoner at Guadaloupe, six miles east j of Manila, by some of the Manila native chiefs. Ranna Will Hold On. A Washington dispatch says: It is stated on high authority that Senator Hanna will succeed himself as chairman of the Republican national committee aud will conduct the coming campaign. OTIS NOW IX WASHINGTON. Accompanied By Hit Aides the Late Commander Visits White House. Major General Otis, accompanied by bis aides, Captain Slayden and Lieutenant Stanley, reached Washington from his home at Rochester, N. Y., where he stopped over to visit Mrs. Otis and his children, at 7:45 Monday morning. He was met at the station by Adjutant General Corbin and the party was driven duyctly to the Arlington hotel. B0EK8 CUT WIRES. London Is Disgruntled at Continued Activity of tho Burghers. London is somewhat disgusted at the "disagreeable activity" manifested by the Boers in the Orauge River Colony in cutting Lord Robert's tele graph communication at Koodeval, north of Kroonstad. As yet there is no indication whence came the strong body of 2,000 Boers that has arrived at Koodeval, unless it is the force mentioned in a recont Boer dispatch as having started from Standerlon with this very object ia view. BOERS AGAIN HEARD FROM | They Exterminate a Whole Bat- || talion of Britishers. LONDON ASTONISHED IT NEWS It Was Confidently Believed That Power of Burghers Was Irretrievably Broken. A London special says: Lieutenant General Sir Frederick For eetiarWalker, in command of the lines of ,-j communication in Sonth Africa, re- M ports that in the disaster to the Brit^ j ish troops June 7th, at BoodevaU* where the Boers cat Lord Boberta? 4 line of communications, the Fonrflf j battalion of the Derbyshire regimairtv| were all killed, wounded or madt'.^jgB prisoners, except six enlisted men,; Two officers and sixteen men were.^ killed and five officers and 72 were wounded, many of them severely*^ . General Forestier-Walker's dispatch ! in fall is as fdllows: " 'Cape Town, June 10, Sunday.? 1 The following telegram has been re- |1 ported from Boodeval, Jane 7th, re-.-'^ ,>j ceived from Stonham, commanding ; W the imperial yeomanry hospital, datttf: Rhenoster river, Jane 8th. weoehr^rf here by flag of trace June 10th: . Fourth battalion of tne Derbystdn^ regiment (the Sherwood Forester*}-killed, Lieutenant Colonel Band*~| Douglas and Lieutenant Hawfc#^ V... and fifteen of the rank and flle. - Wounded,Colonel Wilkinson,Captafijjg : Bailey, Lieutenants Hall, Lawder a?p|; Blanchard and 59 of the rank and : The Shropshire, light infantry, 1; Cap* I Pioneer railway regiment, 7; ammnni* -n i ? r S * - t-ion parx, iioyai marines wa lapnnnvj telegraphs, 1 ekch; postoffice corps, fM |jj " 'S toe ham reports that many were, Jj severely wounded and the remaiafpfg^ of the Fourth Derbyshire and deta&e^H of prisoners, except six of and file, are in his camp. All- thar-ll wounded are in his camp, lately ocea- J pied by the Fourth Derbyshire. In- ; quiries are being made as to thej^H OVEB 500 CAPTUBBD. It is inferred that the Boers captor* , en 500 men and as late as June. .3&J ; held the positions catting off ihefuH British forces north of Kroonstsd fatt. Jj reinforcements. . *. 4 THE NEWS PABAIiYZDrO. '; *M The news that the shutting off of ^ ' Lord Roberts' commnnications with >the onter world was accompanied byJH snch a serious loss came like a bolt from a comparatively clear sky. 'Tt?$ London, nntil the news came, it was thought that the destruction of the'^H railroad was accomplished by Free ~ Staters, who were avoiding than annihilating the British detadl?JM ments stationed at the point attacked, -i m Nor are General Forestier-Walker^i^ i vague statements regarding at Heilbron looked upon as reassuring.^ | The Boers appear to be in sufficient^ " strength to completely separate all"' If the British forces north and sonthb||| ;| a line stretching some fifty miles be??| tween Boodeval and Heilbron. Meth- ^, uen's march upon the latter place : seems somewhat in the% nature of?i|pj movement for the relief of Cohrilie^ J According to advices reoeivcKl ti||| London Tuesday morning, fifty sand British troops are within half ftm-3?~J 111 11?11il?iin IwwBB UUliUiCU U4 V4&V H?l? ^ II W'WJUg^? north of Kroonstad, and they areeflBm pected, of course, to make short ,7.; of them. Nevertheless, outside of the slender war office telegrams, no"'-oi?i|g knows what is going on. || South of Kroonstad there is a wide C gap. The railway is only partially ;// fended, and, as General Kelly-Kennjrr| has hurried all the available troopi^ '-'i northward, the assumption is there is danger of a second raid. Hie:^|S loss of the Derbyshires is eetiznatediB^ ; from 600 to 700 men. A Renter dispatch from Masem ^ says: "Fifteen hundred Boers rendered to General Brabant MondhJ^b in the Ficksburg district" . j! RUSSIA IS ANSWERED. :|S8H Wanted to Know What We Wonld Do If She Lands Troops. I A Washington dispatch says:. Per>.J^| haps a published rumor to the etttdkH that the United States might join with other powers in prohibiting Bnttfa ' from landing more troops than other powers in China led to the early ap" pear&nce at the etate department of M. DeWitt, of the Russian embassy. ;J He was speedily assured thai the'b department had made no conoealmeat of its policy respecting the CtisMi^ situation and has repeatedly intimated ^ that it is concerned solely for the safe- i % ty of American legation and consulate* I in China and for American citiaens. ELECTRIC CARS COLLIBR,** Frightful Sznmshap In Which Four ^ Are Killed Outright. A frightful accident resulting in the ' ^ loss of four lives and the injuring of twenty-six persons, occurred on ^14; Oakland Beach electric road at Providence, B. L, Sunday noon, one of the injured being Lieutenant Governor G. D. Kimball. Two cars mot yi a headon collision on a sharp curve. That Taylor Requisition. A Frankfort. Ky.t dispatch says: Sheriff Suter held a conference with IJ Commonwealth's Attorney m?iui I Monday, and afterwards said thai ' -'V* I requisition for the extradition of W. I S. Taylor will be asked, bnt that ho I will be too busy to go to Indianapolit I with the requisition for several days. J, I Conference of Jewish Charities. The first session of the national conference of Jewish Chariti6s iu tha aaSB UnitedStates opened at Sinai Temple, Chicago, Monday.