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VOL. XXIII.-NO. 156.
HEW YOHK DEMOCRATS ARE
WORKING TOGETHER FOR SI'C
CIOSS Or THE PARTY
HOT A HITCH \m OCCURRED
PLATFORM WILL BE WORDED SO
AS TO MEET THE WISHES OF
ME. BEYAN AND ME. TOWNE
Tiv« OiMitlemcD Who Will Go Flnh
-Ins While Republicans Are De«
liberating at Philadelphia—
Traveling- Men Recognized.
NEW YORK, June 4.—lf the proceed
ings of the Btate convention of the Dtrao
cratfc party tomorrow are as harmoni
ously conducted as was the meeting of
the state committee tonight the pro
gramme laid out by the leaders will slirie
off very easily. The committee was in
session but a few minutes. Ex-Scnatur
I>. B. Hill moved that James Norton, of
Troy, he Darned as temporary chairman,
and it was so decided without a dissent-
Ing voice. Secretaries were selected; the
roll or delegates was adopted as a tem
porary organization and the committee
The convention will meet at 11 o'clock
tomorrow morning. After the urn. il
speeches and committee appointments
the coy vent ion will adjourn until 3 p. m.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion will report the name of Elliot Dan
forth for permanent chairman, and Mr.
Dacforth will speak for about ten mm.
utts. The committee on platform will
then report, and the delegates-at-large
and by districts will be named.
It is altogether probable that the plat
form presented and adopted will be as
radical as the most ardent admirer of
William J. Bryan can wish. The Chicago
platform will be nearly, if not absolutely,
Indori e(i. An anti-trust plank, drawn by
roller Coler, will be one of the
features, and attention may be called to
the fact that a bill drawn by Democrat*
and aimed at trusts has been on tha
statute books for two years, and never
enforced by a Republican administration.
The delegates at large are expected to
be: Ex-Senators Murphy and Hill, Rich
ard Croker and Augustus Van Wyck.
Sir. Van Wyck's name was handled in
conversation in the ccrrMor^ tonight In
an unfavorable manner, his connection
with the ice trust being used a.s an argu
ment against him To these criticisms
the King's county delegates ansv
Baying that Mr. Van Wyck desired elec
tion as a vindication and that after selec
tion li- world withdraw in favor of
J: n,. s Shevlln.
Ex-Senator Hill lias been selected for
chairman of the committee on resolutions
end is busy on the preparation of the
rm tonight, being assisted in that
enterprise by ex-Senator Murphy, Perry
Belmont, J. F. Capron and Elliot Dan
forih. They hardly got down to work
before a committee of Chicago platform
Democrats paid them a visit. The com
inittec asked that th>- platform be so
worded as to give plainly an indorsement
to the issues of 1896. They were not ad
verse to new Issues, btit they did no:
want the issues of the Chicago platform
discarded. They were told that the plat
form would rive satisfaction to all.
The new state committee Is said to be
favorable t<> ex-Senatoi HilL
At midnight the leaders were still In
conf.-rcr.ee The silver delegation, which
called early, was told to call later in the
evening, and hear the revised platform
read, when any objections they made
would be considered.
The name of Augustus Van Wyck was
taken from the list oi delegates-at-large
and that of -Norman Black, of Buifaio,
BRYAN AND TOWNS!
Will Have an Outing- Tog-ether nt
KANSAS CITY. June 4.--While the Re
publican national convention Is in ses
sion at Philadelphia, William J. Bryan,
Charles A. Towne, Populist nominee for
vh president; Hon. James K. Jonec,
chairman of the Democratic national
committee; Col. M. C. Wetmore, of St.
Louis, the tobacco merchant, and J. J.
Hogan, a Democratic politician of La
Crosse, will enjoy an outing at Minocqua,
Wis., a fishing resort, on the Chicago,
Milwaukee <S. St. Paui railway. Nation..!
Committeeman Wil'iam J. Stone has beei
invited to jo'.n the party, but has de
clined, owing to the fact that the St.
Louis street car strike v.ill engage his.
attention at that time as counsel.
The party will be the guests of Col
Wetmore, at his summer cottage at
Minocqua. Col. Wetmore says that th-i
Wisconsin gathering will be simply an
(,miiuT and have no political significance.
lie will me.?i Messrs. Bryan and Jones
in Chicago, or. June 12, and Mr. Towne
is expected to Join then, at Minocqua. In
a lett r to Col. Wetmore, Mr. Bryan
wanted to know about the tiain service
to Minocqua via Si. Paul and Chicago.
"The reason 1 am so particular about
this,"' concludes Mr. Bryan, "is because
I hope to ha\e Mr. Towne with me."
SAYS IT IS REASONABLE.
Col. Martin on Kansas City Hotel
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 4.—C01. John
I. Martin, sc-rseant-at-arms at the Demc
cratic national convention, has arrived
here and will establish permanent head.
quarters. Speaking of the charge th:it
the lo^al hotclkeepers are making- ex
orbitant charges, Col. Martin said:
"Five dollars a day at the leading
hotels is a reasonable rate. Kansas
City's hotels are entitled to charge- that
Th ■ subcommittee of the national com
niilUc will meet lure on Thursday, June
14, to consider among other matters, tho
question of hotel rates.
TRAVELERS AND TRtSTS.
Mr. Bryan Correspond* "WltH Com
NEW YORK. June t-WMlam J
Bryan, writing from Lincoln, Neb under
date of June 1, to William Hoge' secre
tary of the Commercial Travelers' Anti-
Trust leasue, acknowledging the receipt
of resolutions adopted by the league in
New Viik. May fca, says:
'I am jus! in receipt of your favor. I
»m much obliged to you for your resolu-
tions. I am pHd you are going to Kan
sas City. The trust question is going
to be one of the leading questions of
the campaign, .mid I am cure the com
mercial travelers are going to be among
our leading supporters."
Failure to Abolish War Tax Is De
WASHINGTON, June 4.—Representa
tive Levy today introduced a resolution
In the house concluding:
"Resolved. That the Republican party
has failed in its duty and promises in
not repealing the war revenue tax when
peace was restored, thus relieving the
people of one serious and unnecessary
taxation, and restoring to circulation the
enormous surplus which has since ac
cumulated In the treasury,
"Resolved That we protest against the
non-action of the Republican party ami
will continue to protest until some relief
is afforded the people to whom we appeal
for support in order to lift the
burden of taxation under which they are
HE IS NON-COMMITTAL
GEN. OTIS HAS LITTLE TO SAY
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4.— After live
days in quarantine at Angel island, Maj.
Gen. Otis, who arrived last Wednesday
from Manila, was allowed to land today.
S< veral cases of smallpox on board the
transport Meade were the causes of the
quarantine, and Gen. Otis and all on
board had to submit to vaccination.
Gen. Otis was brought over from Angel
island on a special steamer furnished by
Gen. Shafter, who went to meet the re
turning general, accompanied by Surgeon
Major Arthur and Capt. Wilson. The
party was driven to the Occidental hotel,
where Gen. Otis spent the afternoon re
ceiving callers and preparing for his de
It had been decided to receive Gen
Otis here with full military honors, but
for some reason this ceremony was
When seen by a reporter of the Asso
ciated Press Gen. Otis, In response to a
request that he make a statement of the
situation In the Philippines, said that
while It would give him great pleasure
to comply with the request, he .was con.
strained to decline, for the reason that
.such action, in his judgment, would be
inconsistent with his duty as an officer
of the army.
Asked what would be the effect on the
war if the report of Aguinaldo's death
were true, Gen. Otis said that the war
was practically ended, that Aguinaldo's
followers were deserting him fast, and
those who now remain with him are gen
erally of the lower class. Most of his of
ficers ha\e left him, though some BtiU
r« main in touch with him. Some of those
who have left him are engagetl in busi
ness in Manila, and others are hiding in
the mountains. Many of his closest fol
lowers: are very friendly toward the
t'nited States, and that as soon as the
natives In general gain confidence in the
friendly orhces of the Americans, ther*s
would be little difficulty in bringing them
Asked as to the commercial value of tha
islands the general said that they were
vastly rich especially in hemp, sugar a:id
tobacco, and that as soon as tho situa
tion became more quiet business of ail
kiii'ls would increase tremendously.
Gen. Otis would not state whether or
not he favored the retention of tho
islands by this country, and in response
to such a query he merely said:
"We have got them now. What are wo
to do about lti"
ARE AT A DEADLOCK.
NEWFOUNDLAND GOVERNMENT AND
MILLIONAIRE PROMOTER REID.
ST. JOHN'S. N. F.. June 4—R. G. Reid.
the millionaire now operating the New
foundland railroad and kindred enter- ;
prises, recently proposed to transfer the j
franchises he holds to a limited liability
company, with a capital of $25,000. He
applied to the government for permin- I
slon to effect the transfer—a permission !
rendered necessary by the terms of his ]
contract with the government. The cab- ]
met refused to give its sanction unless
Mr. Reid would agree to amend the con
tract on lines suggested by Mr. Bond,
the premier. Mr. Reid declined to make
the proposed amendments, and a deal
lock has ensued.
Mr. Reid has suspended all operations
except those required under the most lit
eral interpretation of his coniract. Hun
dreds of operatives were discharged to
NORMAL SCHOOL FIRE
BLAZE IN THE MANKATO INSTITU
TION DOES SOME DAMAGE.
MANKATO, Minn., June 4.—(Special.)—
Fire in the basement of the state normal
school tonight caused considerable dam
age from smoke. The entire fire depart
ment responded to the call and probably J
saved it from total destruction. It was
discovered in time to confine the blaze
to the basement. The loss will be con
INTO AN OPEN SWITCH
FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE ATLAN
TIC COAST LINE.
WEL.DON, N. C, June 4'—The Atlantic
coast line fast mail ran into an open !
switch at Gaiysburg today, colliding
with some freight cars. Two men were
instantly killed and three seriously in
jured. The killed are:
Engineer Cheatham and an unknown
The injured: Mail Clerk McGeorge, se
riously; three mail clerks, slightly, two
colored firemen, seriously, it not fa
None of the passengers were hurt.
EXPLOSION IN A LABORATORY.
Prof. Atkins, of Lansing-, Purtinlly
LANSING, Mich.. June 4.—An explo
sion occurred in the mechanical labor
atory at the agricultural college this
evening while Prof. M. D. Atkins was
conducting an experiment in the presence
of students. Prof. Atkins was seriously
burned, and the sight of his left eye de
stroyed by Hying particles of glass.
H. I>. Hornbeck, a stuelent who was
assisting was also badly burned and it
is feared he will lose his right eye.
Mr. Potter Gets a Divorce.
NEWPORT, R. L; June 4.—James
Brown Potter, of Newport, was granted
in', absolute divorce from his wife, Cora
ITrqnhart Potter, with custody of his
daughter in the appellate division of the
supreme court sitting here today.
TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1900.
BOER COMMANDERS MEET AND
DISCUSS PLASS FOR RESIST
ING THE BRITISH
PRETORIA IS HEMMED ABOUT
FORCE OF LORD ROBERTS HAVE
TRANSVAAL CAPITAL. COM
HINTS OF KRUGER'S FLIGHT
MJyaterioiM Movements of His Fol
lowers at Lourenzo Murqnei At
ments of Armies.
LONDON, June 5, 3:20 a. m.—Of official
Intelligence regarding- what Is taking
place outside Pretoria there is little or
nothing today. Lord Roberts is silent.
Nevertheless, by piecing together items
from various correspondents, it will be
seen that Lord Roberts' Immense army
Is all employed north of Johannesburg,
with the exception of one brigade, which
Is at Johannesburg, and that six columns
are converging at Pretoria. An undated
news dispatch, via Lourenzo Marques,
June 4, from Pretoria, says:
"Pretoria is now invested by the Brit
ish. No resistance will be offered. The
city will be surrendered by the burgo
master as soon as a formal demand is
This message purports to come in cipher.
President Kruger commands the tele
graph eastward from Pretoria, and tele
graphic news from Pretoria to Loursnzo
Marques has ceased, but the messengers
of newspaper correspondents continue to
pass to and fro on the railway. The
latest to arrive at Lourenzo Marques
brings news of events at the Boer capital
down to a late hour Friday night. At that
hour, according- to these sources of infor
maton, the military leaders had quite re
covered from their panic, and had deter
mined to defend the town. One message,
which is dated June 1, says:
"Pretoria Is full of strange burghers,
but most of the commandos are"Taagered
outside. A great war council of generals
has just concluded its deliberations. The
decision as to the future military course
has not been made known. Louis Botha
and Delarey sat in the council."
WAR COUNCIL'S WORK.
Another dispatch brought to Lourenzo
Marques by message from Pretoria at
"The war council assumes tlie powers
of the government. Its members declare
that the capital may still be successfully
defended. One member said: "With the
help of God, the hour will still come when
Great Britain will acknowledge the in
dependence of the two republics. A tre
mendous change will yet come over the
"Gen. Delarey said that Pretoria will
be defended to the utmost, adding: 'There
is every chance that we will yet beat the
enemy out of the country.'
"President Kruger still remains In the
country, but in constant wire communica
tion with the leaders here. There is
a deep feeling of anger, however, again-t
him, at what is called his unnecessary
night, and because he and his officials
took nil the goid and left their subordi
"The phase of public feeling is a mar
velous revival of courage."
From LourenzQ Marques comes a dis
patch dated June 4, saying:
"It is known that some great British
riovement is in progress outside of Pre
toria. The mysterious movements of
President Kruger's secretary and physi
cian, particularly their visit to the Dutch
warship Firesland, which is in the har
bor here, has aroused suspicions that
important personages are expected."
The news from the minor theaters of
hostilities is less cryptic. The Boer oper
ations to break Lord Roberts' communi
cations have been entirely baffled, and
the Boer commandos are In danger of
being surrounded by the British columns
at Ficksburg and Senekal. Gen. Rundle,
instead of throwing himself against the
Boers intrenched at Bidulphburg, moved
towards Ficksburg, and established com
munication with Gen. Brabant. The
Boers marched parallel with Rund'.e, In
tending to seize a strong position on the
Ficksburg, but Gen. Rundle got there
first, The 500 Boers who were in this
movement are now reported to be going
el r.e where.
The correspondents with Gen. Rundle
continue to point out the hardness of
the light of last Tuesday, but they be
lieve it was the last real resistance. Col.
Lloyd was twice wounded. Drummer
Banes, while assisting Col. Lloyd, was
wounded in the hand, which was near
Col. Lloyd's heart.
Gen. Buller continues to exchange shells
with the Boers.
Gen. Baiien-Powell is still at Mafeking.
Gen. Hunter's column is marching into
the Transvaal beyond Lichtenburg.
A new phase of the Anglo-Dutch con
flict is opening in Cape Colony. The lead
ers of the Afrikanderbund propose, it is
asserted, to block business in the Cape
parliament until the government acts
upon the resolutions adopted by the peo
ple's convention at Graaf Reinat, de
claring that the chief immediate cause
of the war was the unwarranted and
intolerable interference of the ministry
in London In the internal affairs of the
South African republic.
BOERS NEED NO CAPITAL
CLEVELAND, 0., June 4.—The Boer
envoys and their party received a num
ber of callers at the Hollcnden this morn
ing. At 11 o'clock they gave a reception
to the citizens. Abraham Fischer, when
bhown the published reports that Boer
women were righting in the trenches,
"The women of our country offered to
share the hardships of the men, fight
with them and If need be die with them,
for the fatherland. But the men would
not allow it. They are willing to fight
to the bitter end, but would not permit
their daughters, sisters and
mothers' to 3ght in the trenches.
"Of course, there are women who havo
volunteered for hospital service, but the
reports that our women are using rifles
in the trenches is not true."
As to the recent events in the Trans
vaal, he saiJ:
"We know the country and understand
whiU each movement means. We have
not had definite information for several
days from South Afrk-a. When that id
the case we may expect that our forces
are doing something. In fact, from th*
meager reports it looks as if we had got
ten in between them and their objective
point. Boers are i»ot used to being be
sieged. Therefore they will not attempt to
held Pretoria. The loss or the city would
mean nothing- to us. A Boer capital on
ar. ox cart, out in veldt, anywhere
under the shade of a tree, with President
Kruger and a few reams of paper, is all
WINNIPEG MEN WOUNDED.
Two Members of the Field Battery
Shot in Africa.
WINNIPEG, Man., June 4.—A cabl«
was received from South Africa which
stated that Gunner H. B. Tait and Gun
ner C. Woollard, both of the Winnipeg
field battery, were wounded in a night
attack on Faber's farm. Both men are
medical students and well known in tha
CHAIR CRUSHED HIS HEAD
FRANK SMITH BADLY HURT IN A
As the result of a few minutes' "rough
house" at Ernest Woodrieh's saloon, 171
East Seventh street, ■, shortly after 12
o'clock last evening, a stranger giving the
name of Frank Smith is at the city
hospital with three severe scalp wounds
about his h^art, and may have sustained
more s-erious injury.
Woodrich was arrested and will be
held pending the outcome of Smith's
injuries. Smith was struck on the head
with a heavy chair.
The only version of the fight is told
by Woodrich. He says Smith entered
the saloon shortly before midnight and
asked permission to perform a few tricks
with pieces of paper. The tricks were
done, and Woodrich says Smith collected
small sums from several patrons of the
place, and purchased several rounds of
drinks. By this time Woodrich desired
to close up and asked Smith to leave.
Smith refused to, according to the sa
loonkeeper's story, and, the front door
having been locked meantime, was put
out of the rear door. Shortly after Smith
was ejected several stones were thrown
through the rear windows, and when
Woodrich went to see what was happen-
THE CAPITOL, OR RAADHTTIS, PRETORIA.
Buildlngr in Which the Transvaal Legislators Declared for War Against Engltt:
ing he says he met Smith coming back
into the saloon. He says. Smith had an
open knife in his hand and attacked him
with the weapon. To defend himself
Woodrich admits having seized a chair,
and says he struck Smith several tim-s.
"Buff" McManus, special officer at the
Olympic theater, heard the fight in prog
ress and called Patrolman Barney Ryan.
When the officers gut into ihe saloon they
found Smith bleeding profusely from the
cuts about his head and apparently badly
hurt. In Smith's right had, corroborat
ing Woodrich's statement, Smith clutch
ed an open knife.
Officer Ryan sent Smith to the City
hospital, but did not see fit to make an
arrest, but as soon a.« Capt. Hanft had
investigated the cuse he ordered Wood
rich taken into custody.
At the hospital three ugly gashes were
found on Smith's head, end it is possible
he may have sustained a fracture of the
skull, though the physicians thought
Woodrich claimed that he only defend
ed himself with the chair when Smith at
Smith regained consciousness at the
hospital and told his name, though he
would not tell where he lived or any
thing else about himself. He is appar
ently a German of about thirty-five years
of age, of powerful build, and looks as
though he had seen something of the
rough side of life. He would not talk
concerning the fight.
FATAL FEUD IN TEXAS.
TRIPLE TRAGEDY REPORTED AM)
MORE TKOIBLB FEARED.
NACOGDOCHES, Tex, June 4.—A re
port has been received here from San
Augustine of a triple tragedy which oc
curred in the court house there at 10
o'clock today, in which Felix Roberts,
Sid Roberts and Sheriff Noel Roberts
were killed. -
The tragedy is a sequel to an old feud
between the Wall and Roberts factions
on one side, and the Brooks and Borders
faction on the other. A few weeks ago
Sheriff George Wall was shot dead by
Curd Borders. Last Saturday Eugene
Wall, son of the dead sheriff, shot and
killed Ben Brooks. Tod;iy at the court
house the two factions met, and a bat
tle ensued, resulting as above stated.
When Sheriff Wall was killed, his nephew
was appointed sheriff
More trouble is feared. Armed men
from here, partisans of both sides, have
started for San Augustine. Telegrams
have been sent Gov. Sayrea, urging him
to call out the militia.
OUTLAW BAND WIPED OUT.
Juan Gonzules and Companion*
Traiipe*l and Shot.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA; June 4.—Several
guards killed Juap Gonzales, a notorious
outlaw, arid several companions near
Gonzales has been arrested several
times, but he always escaped conviction
by the disappearance of witnesses against
him. The. cflicers claim that Gonzales
and his band were killed in a. fair fight,
but there are. natives who say the out
laws weie taken by strategy and then de
The Gonzales band was the last of
the well k?:o-.vn brigand organizations
in this prov:nc«
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
I—New York Democrats United.
Pretoria Hemmed In.
Boxers Threaten Tien Tain.
2—Substance oi Mayor's Inaognral.
School Union Bridled.
Talk About New Jail.
Neely Steals ?100,000.
Coehr d'Alene Report.
6—News of Railroads.
7—Markets of the World.
Chlca-KO July Wheat, 66 7-80.
Bar Silver, GOc.
Stocks Dull and Lower.
B—Sews of the Courts.
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WHO TO OPPOSE STEVENS?
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL COM
MITTEE CONSIDERS MATTERS.
The Fourth congressional district Demo
cratic committee met yesterday at the
Merchants' hotel to consider the date and
place of holding the convention to nom
inate a candidate for congress, and after
a brief canvass of the situation decided
to refer the whole matter of details, in
cluding date, location and basis of ap
portionment, to a committee of five, of
which J. T. Avery, of this city, is chair
The committee will act at once and
make its report in a few days.
WIGLEY IS CAPTURED.
DEPUTY' SHERIFFS ARREST AL
LEGED ASSAILANT OF I*USIOL.
Deputy Sheriffs J. H. Jansen and Peter
Wagener had quite an exciting time last
night at Mendota, where they arrested
Charles J. Wigley, who is accused of as
sault with a dangerous weapon on John
Posel, a bartender for Chares Miller,
who runs the Snelling house, at Seventh
street and Smith avenue. It seems that
Wigley,when he found out that a wart ant
had been issued for his arrest, went
to Mendota, where he was in hiding with
a friend. Deputy Sheriffs Jensen and
Wagener drove out to the ferry last
night, and as they drew near they saw
two men, one of whom they
though was Wigley. Deputy Jan
sen walked up and said, "Hello,
Wigleyl What are you doing here?" The
person addressed loudly replied that he
was not Wigley, and upon this the other
man started to run, with Deputy Jansen
at his" heels.
He was soon captured, and it turned out
that he was Wigley.
The complaint, which is signed by C. H.
Miller, the proprietor of the Snelling
house and sa'.oon, alleges that the even-
Ing of May 30 Wigley, with another man,
got into an altercation with Posel and
thre^: a beer glass or some other sharp
and dangerous weapon at him, cutting a
deep gash in his hand and inflicting other
injuries on his body and head, so that he
was taken to the city hospital.
Wigley was a member of the Thirteenth
regiment. He Is now confined in the
county jail, and will be arraigned in the
police court this morning.
INVOLVES OVER MILLION
MINNESOTA THRESHER COMPANY
WINS A PATENT SLIT.
STILL WATER, June 4. — (Special.) —
Judge Atchi'son, of the United States court
at Pittsburg, Pa., has made a decision
favorable to the Minnesota Thresher
company, of this city, in an action
brought against Eastern manufacturers
for infringing on John H. Elwards 1 clutch,
patented Feb. 20, ISS3. The amount in
volved is over $1,000,000. Judge Atchison
decided every point of the controversy
in favor of the thresher company, of this
city, owners of the clutch.
WILL LOOK AT BOOKS.
Gov. Tanner Appoints a Committee
to Visit Elevators.
CHICAGO, June 4—Gov. Tanner today
appointed a committee consisting of John
F. Mitchell, of the Illinois Trust anO" Sav
ings bank; Lyman A. Walton, secretary
of the Equitable Trust company; John L.
Fiffe, of the Board of Trade firm of Fiffe
Bros. & Co.; E. A. Hamill, of the Corn
Exchange bank, and J. C. Black, of the
Continental National bank, to investigate
the affairs of the state grain registrars
office, which is in charge of Daniel J.
Hogan, of Mound City.
The committee will first look into the
case of Lloyd Smith and examine the
books regarding the non-cancellation of
warehouse receipts after the gTain had
been shipped from the elevators. After this
matter is disposed of books of all ele
vators and warehouses coming within
the jurisdiction of the committee will be
PRICE TWO CBNTSH&gaSw
Everything in Readiness to Give Them a Warm
Reception, and the Government Seems
Confident of Success
Russian Cossacks Engage Boxers in Battle and
Kill Sixteen of Their Number—Numer
ous Outrages Reported.
TIEN TSIN, June 4.—The Boxers are
reported four miles off and an attack is
expected. Everything is ready and the'
government appears confident. The Ger
man and French naval guards have ar
Huan Tsung, the next station to Feng
Tai, was burned this morning, and a
bridge was damaged. Traffic between
Tien Tsin and Pekin has been suspended.
It is reported that Pao Ting Fu was
attacked last night. Mr. Roberts, of the
North China mission (not Mr. Stevenson,
of the Church of England mission at
Ycm Ching, as cabled last night), is miss
ing and five native Christians have been
murdered at Zang Chi. The foreman of
the same nvssion has been captured at
Wu Chia Ying, two miles from Yang
Ching, and is in great danger.
The British cruiser Endymlon and the
torpedo boat Hart have arrived at Taku.
PEKIN, Sunday, June 3.—The most
alarming reports are constantly arriving
from the country, especially from Pao
Ting Fu. The ti legraph wires from
Pekin to Pao Ting Fu are cut and all
news comes via Tien Tsin.
A serious crisis exl«ts at the palaci .
The ultra-conservative party advocates
not taking repressive measures, urging
the dowager empress to allow the Box
ers to finish the work of driving the for
eigner? out of the country. The mod
erate parly, led by Prince Ching, repre
sents the serious danger of provoking
a conflict with th>- powers.
It is Impossible to confirm or deny tho
report, but significant indications of the
Iceling of the government towards for
eigncis are contained in the attempt to
arnst Lin, Chinese manager of the Pekin
syndicate; Kia. chief of the 'Shan Si
commercial bureau, and Fan, a leading
banker of Bban Si, on the ground thai
thej were "dangerous characters/ nrni
in reality because they are connected
with new British enterprises. Fortui
ly all of them were absent, and the)
have not yet been arrested. The Jiiitisii
minister, Sir Claude. Maodonald, has ad
dressed a note to the Tsung Li ¥ae*en,
demanding why arrests were ordered.
TO RKSCUB BELGIANS.
LONDON, June 4.— According to a spe
cial dispatch from Shanghai, the C
hacks were despatched to the rescue of
the Belgians, alter a stormy interview
between the Belgian minister, Baro
Vinck de Deux Dorp, and the members
cf the tsung li yamen. The dispatch Bays
"Over forty miles of bridges anJ sta
tions m the Lv Han railway have bi en
destroyed and it v.iil take months to re
pair tho damage.
"The Genr.an and Australian legations
guards have arrived at Pekin. It is as
serted that the government is delaying
tffe transition of telegrams in order to
a] the movements of the Boxes.
Apparently the Chinese officials will c'.o
nothing to prevent massacres oi outrages
unless the powers take vigorous and en
The Daily Mail has the following dis
patch dated Monday, from Shanghai:
"Later reports fiom Tien Tsin show
that no British or American missionaries
were among the refugees who escaped
from Pao Ting Fu district. The safety
of tho seven foreign missionaries is siill
the. subject of WHsgivings. Several B- I
feians and French arrived wounded, at
Tien Tsin after terrib'.e suffering."
BOXERS APPLY TORCH.
The Pekin correspondent of the Times
telegraphing June 3, a
"The Boxeis have burned Huang Su I
s-tation on the Ti< n Tsir railway. The
railway service is dislocated and the for
eign guards are neces ary to police tho
"The services of a party of Cossacks
v ere accepted on Sunday to accompany
the relief party from Tien Tsin to rescue.
WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF FILIPINOS.
WASHIXGTON.June 4.—Secretary Root
today made answer to the senate resolu
tion Inquiring as to the number of Fili
pinos killed and wounded and the num
ber of prisoners taken since the insur
rection began. Having no detailed In
formation on the subject, the secretary
cabled the inquiry to Gen. ,Mac Arthur.
commanding at Manila, and received the
following response, which was subniittt-d
"Manila, June 4, 1900.—Adjutant General,
Washington: With reference to your tel
egram of 22d ultimo., Filipino killed, 10.
--780; wounded, 2,104; captured and cur
TO fiET A ONE=CENT RATE
WESTERX LINKS FAIL TO AGHBE
ON GRA\D AU.MV BLSIXIiSS.
CHICAGO. June 4.—Western Hn°3 fail
ed to agree today on the proposition to
pool all Grand Army bnsinesd be
Chicago and St. Paul ami betwe n Chi
cago and Kansas City. Leave~h\vortb.
Atebiaon and St. Joseph. As a result the
Wisconsin Central Instructed Chairman
McLeod. of the Western Paa • kci as
sociation, that it would no longer with
hold the publication of a l-te;r
rate for all its territory. In accordance
with this notice the chairman v.iU In
diately srive other lln^-i no'i" of the cut
rate, and the Wisconsin Central's as
will begin contractinc for buslnet
As a last step it was dvddcd to 1 avc
the mining engineer? i n the interior Tha
its! lmlc l«Ton ty r<tUrned wltho"t fulfilling-
Two Russian officers have been wound
ed by the Boxers, and another Russian
detachment is sure to be seni to punish.
"The reported murders of the mission
aries appear to be fictitious, although the
fate of one British mlsai< nary Is caus
ing anxiety. Chinese who are associated
v.lth foreigners or with Christianity ara
being vlgorc uely persecuted."
OUTRAGES ON INCREASE.
WASHINGTON, June 4-The follow-
Ing cablegram has been received at the
state department from United Suites
Minister I longer at Pekin:
"Pc-kin, June 4.-Outside of Pekin th«
mind, rs and persecutions by the Boxers
seem to be on the Increase. The Pao
ling t v railway la temporarily aban
doned. Work on Pekiu and Han Kow line
Is stopped. All foreigners have tted. Tha
J blnese government seems either unwill
ing or unable to suppress the trouble,
lne troops fhow no energy in attacking
the Boxers. —"Conger."
Grave as these advices are, they hava
nol Induced the state department to varyl
th< line of action it has laid down. Tno
ttaval force of the United Sta'e* n <:>r
Pekin, now represented by one vessel, tho
Newark, has not been strengthened, but,
If occasion should arise, Admiral Kemp'f
might be reinforced to almost any extent
Ukelj t.' be needed, in the course of thre«»
or four dajs. from the numerous Ameri
can fleet still at Manila and vicinity.
Owing to the peculiar character of tho
Chinese coast, naval vessels ol formid
able type are unable to appr< act) the
populous province* in China, and i special
ly are theso Boxer-afflicted provinces in
accessible to naval forces.
The state department does not con
template the use of United States ti
and it is impossible to utilize the troops
in the Philippines, even ii i: w-r.- found
necessary to u.-e tho military arm. !■'■ r
the time being, at leatt, the small marine:
contingents at Pekin inn; must
represent the defensive, power of
United Statt s, tor it is distinctly stated
that th«.sr» marines are unp'.iyi-ii simply
in the protection of the United riiat
gatiun and consulates, and for the as-
Ristance of Bucn American .iiizens as
may be In jeopardy. It is possible that
the Btnte department in a*<fluruing tins
•-t attitude Is Influenced by ad<
to set an example to some of the i
powers, whose actions are not believed to.
\»- entirely disinterested.
Slight encouragement as to the condU
tlons prevailing at the end of the Pekin
railway, where the engineers and labor
ers were, beset, waa conveyed indirectly
in a cable to the department this after
noon. The department had cabled Bei
Charles Pitkln, In charge of the Ameri
can missionaries at Pao Ting Fu, asking
for information as to his condition. Min
ister < onger replied chal th< mlaglonary
was Baf< and vs. 11. In conveying th<
formation he roust have nr*t acquaint
ed iiim.-il with the situation at lao Tin(s
LONDON, June s.—The Times, dealing
editorially this morning with the Chinese
situation, alludes to the Intense British
Interest In China and the enormous dam
age to the railway and other properties
that has already resulted from the actk'rt
of the Boxers. It criticises British di
plomacy in the past and points oat the
necessity for taking the lead in strong
"We rejoice to do so," says the Timea,
"in company with our American kin
folks, the only Western nation whose in
ta In the far Ka-t are perhaps quite
Identical, In mo with our own,
but that, of course, is a matter entirely
for them to decide. In any case, we must
assert our hegermony on penalty of for
feiting it, and we must assert it with
energy and dispatch. Happily, the naval
brigade from our fleet m Chinese waters
affords us the n led for this step
at the briefest possible notice."
(SHANGHAI, June 4.—A number of des
peradoes, disguised as passengers, hav<»
ed the Fang Tse steamer Kutwoo.
They committed wholesale robberies, ter
rorizing the passengers, who were quite
unable to offer resistance. The thieves
escaped with their booty.
rond^rfd. 10.424; number of prisoner* In
our possession, about 2,000.
"No systematic record of Filipino casual
ti«-s here at headquarters. Foregoing com
piled from lar«e number of reports made
immediately after engage] I in ai
close ;>n approximation as n i
owing to wide distribution of corps
accurate reports would take weeks to i-n -
pare. Number reported killed largely In
excess of accurate figures; numbel
ported wounded much less, as F1
managed to remove nv>st >.f the wounded
from the f»eld ami comparatively few fell
Into our hand. Offlc*-rn Of Ugh rank an.i
dangerous and suspicious m< n have been
retained as prisoners; most all other men
di=charged on field as soon as disarmed.
Propose to release all but very few pris
oners on hand at early date.
the matter to the meeting of th»:
tlve official?, to be held in N» W V
June 9. It is barely possible at this meet
ing the old rate will be withdrawn and a
1-cent rat.- be promuiKaU'd K-n- rally.
Whether this is the result make* very lit
tle difference to Grand Array men living
In Western territory, for the a' ttOB of tfcM
Wisconsin Central means that they will
enjoy a 1-cent rate to th. ; u:uiua.l encamp
MKS. JOHN SHEKMAN DEAD.
Wife of Former *«-ir*-«nr> of StatO
!■". \ :ilrf».
MANSFIELD. C, June 4.— Mrs .John
I Sherman died at midnight. s«.-v. .sty-two
;. only child of the lata
of this day. Sh
; xn n lit it and will
be t '■