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18l 11 MB I PERNICIOUS ACTIVITY OF ALA BAMA OFFICEHOLDERS IS LAID BAKE IX PHILADELPHIA 1 REPUBLICANS mm TOR t COMMITTEE DECIDES TO THROW OIT BOTH DELEGATIONS FROM ALABAMA WANT A BIG, STEONG MAN Milii:ikith Are AH at Sea an to Where to Find a Suitable Run ning Mnte for Mr. Mi-Kinley. PHILADELPHIA, June 13.—The natlon- U Republican committee met at the Hotel VVaitoii at noon today, and immediately began the investigation of contest cases, preparatory to the formation of the tem porary roll for the national convention. Chairman Hanna was not present when the committee was convened, and Mr. Henry C. Payne, member from Wiscon sin, was chosen to preside in his place-'. Senator Hanna came in from Washing ton about 1:30, but he did not assume the fluties of the chair during the afternoon. The entire afternoon session was devot ed to hearing the recital of testimony and ',j the arguments in the contests from the ' >tate of Alabama. There were several contests from that state, including that Dve-r the representative of the state at large, and those from the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth dis tricts. Half an hour on each side was ■ given to the contestants on the state del egation, and fifteen minutes to each side In the district cases. JThe newspaper representatives, as well as the public at large, were excluded from the room in which the committee sat. The i ■Rearing, in the main, consisted of recitals if of petty acts of bribery, an dof intimida tion, from both sides of the controver -1 eicp, and in some cases affidavits were i.'i which the witnesses had testified on both sides of the ca?e, giving abso \ lutely contradictory testimony. The prin cipal developments of the day, however, consisted in bringing out the fact that the f federal officeholders in Alabama, and some "of those fmni the state who are employed In Washington, had been exceedingly ac tive in shaping the result of the contests .for delegates. In the state contest there were two fac tions, one of which was known as the • Vaughan faction, represented by District Attorney Vaughan, and the other headed by District Attorney Wiekersham. The technical grounds of the contest had ref erence to the regularity and Irregularity of the two "delegations. Mr. Vaughan is now chairman of the state central com mittee, and, notwithstanding he has held the position for the past two terms, is a candidate for re-election. The controversy grew out of his renewed aspirations. He appeared before the committee in support of hie n, as Mr. Wickersham did In the interest of his followers, each de manding recognition of his own faction, and denouncing ttie opposition. PERNICIOUS ACTIVITY. It developed during the hearing of the gtate contest that the federal officehold ers had bi.ii very active in the campaign on both ' sides of the controversy, and hearing upon the district cases served to accentuate this fact. It was brought out that, previous to the beginning of the convention for election of delegates, a (lumber of officeholders met In Washing ton and resolved that, "as it was the wish of the president of the United States that no federal officeholders sh iiild participate In the selection of delegates, they would r* train from taking any part in either tin- primaries or in the state convention." The further fact was developed that, notwithstanding this action cm their part, Xiiost of the participants in this meeting hurried to their homes, and immediately started campaigns in behalf of their fa vcrites, with a view of controlling the state delegation, and thus, it was argued, I directing the disposition of patronage un- I der the next administration In case of Re * publican success.- It was found that of ficeholders had also been prominent on the other side of the contest. So palpable did it become that the fed eral patronage was the principal object i*' In view, that the committee was not long In reaching a decision to exclude all the contesting delegates from the temporary organization of the convention except those from the Ninth district. In fact, the contestants had hardly left the room when Committeeman Joseph Mauley, of Maine, offered the following resolution as • the sense of the committee: J "Resolved, That the committee decline ko place on the temporary roll any con ftesting delegates or alternates from Ala jbania, except in the case of"the Ninth dis trict, and in that district that A. D. IWlmbs and J. W. Hughes and their alter nates be placed upon the temporary roll." INVESTIGATION ASKED. This resolution was speedily adopted, and it was hardy disposed of when Com mitteeman Payne, who had been acting as temporary chairman, introduced the fol lowing resolution: "Resolved, That this committee request the president to direct the proper officers to cause an investigation into the acts and doings of certain federal officehold ers in the state of Alabama in connection with the election of delegates to the pri mary conventions, and to the state and . -4 CQOrSQtlofl held jn paid state to I aelegatfa to. the national conven- ] JtioQ, to b£ held In rhflaUe'nhia on the j - 15th iftst. and if the if acts as stated In I the hearing held before sajd committee, ' jregarding the contests in saiad'stners and (.state, be. true, this committee asks', not in the Interest of the Republican party, but of the country, that such action shall . be taken as the good of the public inter terest ivquires." r; z ■. ..^ .. ■ ■ -" V' In presenting tne resolution Mr. Payne eaid that he Introduced It because of the evil, pernicious activity of the offlcehold ' 'ers in the campaign, and he believed it would be a very serious mistake for the f committee to fall to ask that official cogni zance be taken of this infraction of the laws of the country. The committee, how -1 ever, had agreed to take a recc-ss after the disposal of the Alabama case, and I gome of the members insisted that as U was* then halt' past 7 o'clock this Scci " felon should be adhered to. Accordingly. ommlttee dissolved for the time, Mr. Payne requesting that action should be postponed until tomorrow. The resolution was ;he subject of much i discussion among other contesting dele- ; pa lions present, and District Attorney ! i/twell, of Dallas, Tex., sought out the I Associated Press to ask that a state- i Bicnt *>c made In behalf of his state that j The St. Paul Globe the question of federal patronage had not entered into the contest there. WANT A STRONG MAN. During thf noon recess of the commit tee Senator Hanna held a prolonged con ference with Senator Scott, of West Vir ginia; Hon. Joseph Manley and Henry C. Payne, probably the three oldest members of the national committee in point of service. When they dispersed all agreed that the question of vice presidency was still open. There was a general confes sion of concern over the situation, but, at the same time, a feeling that in the end the right man would be found. "We want," said a member of this quar tette, "a man for vice president who would be a big enough man for president In case the necessity should arise for him to become such. We do not care where he comes from," he added, "we will waive the geographical question if we can get the right man in other respects." This statement expresses the general sentiment among the members of the na tional committee. Chairman Hanna will probably not pre side at any meetings of the national com mittee. He will be very busy with other matters, and Mr. Payne, who occupied the chair at today's meeting, will con tinue to act as chairman. DELAWARE CONTEST. The evening session was devoted to the Delaware contest, Walter Hayes appear ing for the Addicks, or "Union" Repub lican contestants, and Levi C. Bird for the Dupont, or "Regular"' Republican del egation. Mr. Hayes contended that the Union Republican party was in reality the regular organization, a slight change of name being compelled because of the re fusal of the state authorities to recog nize them. He declared that his party represented two-thirds of the Republican electorate of Delaware. Mr. Bird contravented these contentions, asserting that votes of recent years show ed a constant decline of the Addicks fol lowing. He also presented arguments to show that his delegation was the regular representatives of the Republican organ ization, adding that the Addicks faction had twice prevented the election of tha Republican senator from Delaware. Mr. Bird charged Addicks with persistent at tempts to corrupt the ballot, and added that both Mr. Addicks and his followers were in constant collusion with the Dem ocrats. Members of the committee made an ef fort to get the two delegations to com promise their differences. The Addicks fol lowers said they were willing to do tnis, but the regulars replied that they had no authority frcm their party organization to make any concessions. When the hearing was concluded the committee went into executive session for the consideration of the case. The committee continued Its session un til 12:25, when a decision was reached to refer the Delaware controversy to a com mittee, with Instructions to harmonize the differences of the two parties If pos sible. The committee consists of Payne, of Wisconsin; Cuming, Iowa;-Saunder, of Colorado, and Leland of Kansas. NOT MR. WOODRUFF. Senator Hanna Dlscusscn Vice Pres idential Possibilities. PHILADELPHIA, June 13.-With the meeting of the national committee today for the purpose of framing the prelimi naries and adjusting ihe claims of con testing delegates, the ante-convenition work set in. Next to the committee meeting the feature of interest today was the arrival of Chairman Hanna, who reached here at 1 o'clock. The national chairman was met at Bread street sta tion, by a committee of citizens, and es corted io tho Hotel Walton. As soon as he reached his rooms, Mr. Hanna was be sieged by callers, who came in a steady stream. There was a great influx cf visitors to day. All but a few of the national com mitteemen are here. Many delegates also arrived. Quite a number of Southern delegates are here. Senator Hanna was asked after his. arrival whether It was true that the president had a candidate for the vice presidency. "There is no truth in the report," he said, "none, whatev( r The president will not interfere. He has no candidate." "Then who is your candidate?" he was asked. "I have none. My only desire is to get the bost man." "You are quoted as being opposed to Mr. Woodruff?" "I have said when asked whether Mr. Woodruff was a candidate that I hoped not, and I do not retiact that statement. That is the way [ feel. As for Mr. Bliss, he is an admirable man, but he is out of the question for he cannot accept. Senator Allison? Well, 1 came ove- on the train with him, and ho is absolute in his refusal. There is nn doubt of his sin cerity—in not wanting the place. And a:» a matter of fact we cannot spare him from his present place in the senate. He is worth a dozen of us other fellows there." '•What are Mr. Dolliver's chancea!'.*-' "Mr. Dolliver is an avowed and he has a good following among hia frienjs in the house, but I cannot say more as to his piospects. The truth is that there Is as yet no approach to a settlement of the matter." WILL. GO IN FORCE. Wisconsin Di'inocriis Plan for Con vention Trip. MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 13.—The Wisconsin delegation to the Democratic national convention held a meeting today and arranged plans for the trip to Kansas City. It was decided to have a specia.l train and the chairman said about 200 Wisconsin Democrats would go with the delegation. The delegation decided to present the name of Mayor David S. Rose, the chair man of the delegation, as temporary chairman of the national convention. KENTUCKY DEMOCRATS. Will Meet in Louisville This After. Xocii. LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 13.-The Ken tucky Democratic state convention will meet tomorrow afternoon in Music hall. It will select delegates-at-large to the Democratic rational convention in Kan sas City, and two presidential electors frora the etate at large. Judge Frank E. Daugherty, of Nelson county, is the only candidate for temporary chairman. - TO REPEAL GOUtJEL LAW. Extra Session of Kentucky Lchls luttire Hay Be Culled. LOUISVILLE, June 13.— It is reported tonight that Senator Blackburn will to morrow introduce a resolution requesting Gov. Beckham to call an extra session ; of the legislature to repeal the Goebel election Law. The report is traced to close friends of the senator, but he has made no statement about the matter. FAVORS MR. BLISS. Vie«? Presidential Pick of Senator C. K. On vis. PHILADELPHIA. Jurfe 13.-The Phila delphia Inquirer prints the following this afternoon: (Senator C'ushman K. Davis, of Minne sota, whose views on the situation are of more than ordinary importance, on ac count of bis close relations with President McKinley, expressed himself as favorable ;'■ ex-Secretary of the Interior Bliss as a candidate for the vice presidency. THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1900. Pill 111 MLR. BRYAN DISCUSSES THE ISSIES OF THE CAMPAIGN SOON TO BE INAUGURATED THREE HIPOITHT QUESTION THEY ARE MONEY, THE TRIST QUESTION AiND THE POLICY OF IMPERIALISM. FITTILUE OF THE PHILIPPINES Col. Bryan Tells What Should Be Done With the l.slands—lH-mo crats to Try for Every State in Union. CHICAGO, June 13.—William Jennings Bryan was in Chicago today, and the center of much political discussion, all of It bearing on what may be done at the Democratic national convention next month. Mr. Bryan saw scores of people during the day. He talked "business' with Senator Jones, chairman of the na tional committee; J. 11. Johnson, head of the executive committee; Charles A. Walsh, secretary of the national com mittee, and Daniel J. Campau, national committeeman from Michigan. The plat form to be adopted at Kansas City and the vice presidential question—especially the Towne-Populist nomination angle of it, we-2 considered at some length. On the question of platform the trend of discussion forecasted to some extent the differences' of opinion which may arise at Kansas City, even among loyal Bryan men. The question is whether the money plank and other legacies from IS'J6 Bhlll be handled by reaff'rmation of the Chicago platform In a'lump, or whether some planks of the 1896 platform, espe cially the money plank, shall be rewrit ten. Mr. Bryan favors rewriting much of the 1896 platform this year. Senator Jonr-s, ax-cording to credible ad vices, advocates reaffirmation of the Chi cago platform as a whole, and then a quick transition to the newer Issues of imperialism and trusts. • THREE BIG QUESTIONS. "I say, as 1 have done so many times," Mr. Bryan said, when he was asked what h© thought the platform and Issues this year would or should be, "that I think the three big questions before us aros money, trusts and imperialism. The money question, of course, Includes the question of silver and of paper money; the question of imperialism includes mili tarism, and the policy of which our na tional administration's work in the Phil ippines, and attitude on the Boer question are samples. "I believe the principles adopted in the platform of 15-96 were adopted as a part of the party creed and never to be de parted from. I do not think they should be or can be departed from this year. That platform must, however, be added to as new issues arise. As I do not ex pect "to be a delegate to the national con vention, 1 cannot presume to discuss the form in which these principles shall be stated in the platform to be adopted there. "I cannot undertake to .say wrat v,i\\ be the paramount issue. No man can. One thinks one question Is the biggest, and another man thinks another is. PHILIPPINE ISSUE. "What do I think should be done in the Philippines? 1 think this country should tell those people that we are there only for lh« purpose of establishing a stable government, aiid that when we have done so we should turn the islands ever to the people there and protect Hum against foreign aggression, as we have protected tlv.' South American republics. "The conditions ahead and the plan of campaign? Why, conditions are much more favorable than they were at this time in 1896. The Republican party is on the defensive. It will talk prosperity, of course, but we'll be willing to take the voies of all the people who have not had their share of prosperity and leave then-. the votes of the people who have had their shties. "I should say our p!an of campaign v/ill be to carry every state in the Union. Cannot carry all of them? I would not speak so harshly of the people of any state as to say that I thought the people there intended to support the Republican party." SIGNED STATEMENTS. Col. Bryan and Senator Jones on Campaign Iwnes. CHICAGO, June 13.—The following statements by William J. Bryan and Chairman Jones, of the Democratic na tional committee, will be published to morrow: "Money, imperialism and trusts will be the three great issues in the Democratic platform. Money includes silver and pa per. Imperialism carries militarism and the Boer war. The contest in South Af rica is one where imperialism is now spe cifically applied, ajid therefore it concerns the people 4>f this country. The Chicago platform win be reaffirmed, and the new issues tkat have arisen added to its principles. I have not been asked by Sen ator Jones or. any one else to drop 16 to 1. —"W. J. Bryan.' 1 "I believe that Col. W. J. Bryan will carry every state he carried in ISS6, and, moreover, will carry Kentucky and Mary land. He has a splendid chance in In diana, Ohio and New York. The great fight will be in New York and Ohio, and we have gained in both states since 1896. The Pacific coast is stronger today for Col. Bryan than in 1896. Kansas and Col orado we will carry, and the situation in the two Dakotas is most encouraging. ■■■■.■wpJT***"*'*'' —"James K. Jones." OHIO NOMINATIONS. Democrats of Buckeye State Con clude Their Work. COLUMBUS, 0., June 13.—The Demo cratic state convention today made the following nominations: Delegate.--at-iaige, Jam s Klibourne, Abiaham A. Patrick, William S. Thomas and Horace L. Chapman. Alternates, M. O. Burns, John Me- SIX MEN KILLED IN RAILROAD WRECL Vv'ILLIAMSPORT, Pa., June 13.—Six men were killed and another fatally in jured on a logging railroad at Cammal. ; t buut thirty-six miles from this place, thi.~s afternoon. A train jumped the track in some unaccountable manner and plunged down a 300-foot embankment. Both fire man and engineer were instantly icilled, as also were four Italian laborers. The cars and engine were -literally smashed Sweeney, C. L. Brumbach and M B Clyburn. Electors-at-large, Gen. Isaac R. Sher wood and Gen. A. J. Warner. Secretary of state. H. H. McFaddcn. Judge of supreme coutt. Allen W. Smalley. Dairy and food comm's-loner, Ballard B. Yates. School commissioner, J. D. Simpkins. Member of the board of public works, Peter Y. Brown. After a continuous session of over nine hours, the convention adjoucned tonight. It was a slate-smashing and record-break ing convention. The McLean men said yesterday they were asking for nothing, and they certainly got nothing. They helped those who have been opposing them to the places of party distinction and responsibility. There was a notable absence of the Mc- Lean leaders here this week, and very few of those who were In the city, out- Bide of the delegates, went to the conven tion hall. It is said that Mr. McLean did not care to take any aggressive part on account of the Dewey candidacy. During the last hour of the convention there was much confusion and disorder. Charles W. Baker, who was temporarily presiding, sent for a squad of twenty police, ordering them ta clear the aisles, knock down those who would not sit down, and compel the disturbers to be silent The police filed down the aisles and maintained order during the remain der of the convention. "WILL BE A WARM FIGHT. Content for Missouri Delegates to Kaus:iH Cltj. ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 13.—The result of the Democratic convention to be held in Jefferson City tomorrow for the selection of four delegates at larg* to the national convention and thirty district delegates cannot be safely predicted. Much inter est has been taken in the contest, and delegates selected have probably already been lined up in a number of instances. What the strength of the various candi dates will be, however, is impossible to foretell. Former Gov. W. J. Stone and Col. William H. Phelps have announced themselves as candidates for delegates at large. These gentlemen are rivals, and their struggle for first honors will, in all likelihood, be a spirited one. Gov. Ste phens will probably be one of the dele gates. He has enough Instructed votes to guarantee his success. Col. M. C. Wet more, of St. Louis, seems very popular In the state, and he will start in with a goodly number of instructions to back him If he cares to mukea fight. FOREIGN RELATIONS. Senator Davis, of* Mlaiii'Noiii, Deliv ers an AddrreM. PHILADELPHIA, June I.3.—The feature of alumni day at the University of Penn sylvania was an address by Senator Cushman K. Davis, cf Minnesota, on "The Foreign Relations of the United States." In the course of his remarks Mr. Davis said: "The foreign policy of this country has usually been of that formal char acter which consists in negotiating those conventions which maintain peaceful in tercourse of states. We -^avu followed, with very few exceptions, the wise ad vice of Washington, not to Involve our selves In entangling alliances with Kur opean states, and to preserve- our pe culiar and powerful isolation from their political concerns has been the line upon which our foreign relations have been conducted. We have been too remote and our latent power has been too great to be attacked, or even made the subject of serious diplomatic aggression by European states singly or in combin ation. "As to any expansion of our domin ions, It has never been asserted by the most adverse critic of our institutions that the cause of civilization and human ! freedom would not be thereby promoted. "I think it can be safely eaid that they who once threatened Intervention be tween the United States and Spain abandoned that desire alter the move ments at Manila and Santiago, and will never again entertain a design of a sim ilar intiu»ion under any circumstances that we can now imagine. "I believe that the.se victories have done more to asssure the. peace of the world than all of the alliances and inter national concerts which have been ef fected during the last fifty years." With regard to the partition of China, Senator Davis said the United States would command the greatest part of the commerce with the Chinese Orient. WISE MURDER SUSPECTS TWO MORE SISPECTED Ml RDEK ERS FOLLOWED BY SHERIFF. ANOKA, Minn., June 13.—(Special.)— Within a few dajs further arrests will be made in the Wise murder case, as Sheriff Merrill Is close on the track of at least two who are suspected ot being impli cated In the murder who are somewhere between St. Cloud and Brih»erd, without a possibility of escape. Two rifles and a shot gun, it is believed, we're used bq the assassins, one of the rifles being found with Johnson, whose implication in the murder seems more evident as- the case develops. Besides the two now being fol lowed there is a fourth suspect who is a resident of Anoka. The men now being tracked were heard to make remarks in a train about "a d—d Swede," which caused a traveler who overheard them to suspect their being im plicated in the crime. DEED OF\A MANIAC. FORCED HIS WIFE TO SWALLOW DOSE OF POISON. SOUTH M'CALISTER, Ind. Ter., June 13. —John W. Clark, who conducts a dairy near the mining camp of Haleyville, be coming suddenly insane, drove his chil dren away from the house, and then de liberately prepared a dose of strychnine and forced his wife at the point of a re volver to swallow the pcrtson. He stood over the writhing body with his weapon and prevented any assistance being given ! her, keeping every one at bay until the woman died. * STRIKERS JNJJGLY MOOD SITUATION AT BELLE ISLAXD MINES IS SKHIOIS. ST. JOHN'S, N F., June 13.—The strike situation at the Belle Island mines has become more serious. Steamers cannot load ore. The niagietrate's constabulary is being reinforced by special officers and double watches guard the magazine where dynamite and other explosives are stored. The strikers now assume a threatening attitude- and mutterirtgs of an ominous nature are heard. into kindling. The courity coroner and an undertaker left" this city at midnight f o r the scene. The names of th> Killed are Engineer McGilvary, Fireman English, Justice of the Peace T. F. Schuyler, Frank Carson, Jello Dim. James Roe and Memon. The nrst three were residents of Cam mal, while the others were Italian labor ers employed on the road. ifi ii ii rai CHINESE ARE IKTRENCHrjfG TO OPPOSE ADVANCE OF INTER NATIONAL* COLUMN GUIS TRIIJED ON MISSIONS BRITISH LEGATION IS ALSO CON FRONTED BY CANNON OF THE FANATICS REPOET OF BATTLE CONFIRMED Thirty-Five Chinese Were Killed During the Eneratfem.«nt—An American MiMsionury Murdered. LONDON, June 14, 4:20 a. m.—The Chi nese are intrenching outside of Pekin to oppose the advance of the international column. A dispatch dated Tien Tsin, Juno 12, says: "I learn that the Chinese have guns trained on the American mission and the British legution. Two thousand Russian cavalry and artillery have landed at Taku." The Shanghai correspondents leport that United States Minister Conger, by courier, asks for 2,000 United States troops. The question of provisioning the relief force is already difficult, and It Is pre dicted at Shanghai that it will become acute. The leading members of the Reform party, representing fifteen out of eighteen provinces, are at Shanghai. A dispatch to the Dally Mall, dated yesterday, says they are sending a petition to the United States, Great Britain and Japan, praying these powers to take Joint action against any attempt on the part of the other pow ers tc*j>artition the empire, and they im plore the powers thus addressed to res cue the emperor. A dispatch from St. Petersburg says that the ships of the Ruslsan Pacific squadron on the active list, as well as those at Vlad lvostock, have been ordered to proceed with all haste to Chinese waters. The foreign office confirms the report of an engagement between the troops of the international column and the Boxers on Monday. It says "about thirty-five Chinese were killed." Pekin appears to be completely isolated. None of the morning papers or news agvn cles have a word from there direct today. The latest message received In London is the one announcing that the Chinese ar* Intrenched outside the capital. CAME AS A SURPRISE. WASHINGTON, June 13.—Definite offi cial Information was received here this afternoon from the foreign office of one of the most important continental pow ers, stating that Tsung Li Yamen had notffled the minister of that power at Pekin that the dowager empress would rot object to the pfVsc-nce of foreign troops in Chinese territory. Vague unof ficial rumors to this effect had been cut rent, but the information received here today was from such a high official source aa to leave no doubt that the empress dowager, who practically constitutes the gov ernment of China, had made known this determination not to object to the pres ence of foreign troops. Thia change of front came as a dis tinct surprise to officials and diplomats as all the reports up to this time had REPUBLICAN MANAGERS FRY OUT FAT WASHINGTON, June 13.-The Post to merow will publish an article stating that the Republican congressional campaign committee has beer endeavoring to collect us a campaign contribution a part ot th-j extra month's salary voted to th>; em ployes of ongress just before adjourn ment. The employes were informed that any contribution would be voluntary, and many of them paid no heed to the com munication received, while others made only a small contribution, so that tho amount collected will not exceed $1,200 or $1,500, Instead of $10,000 or more, as had been expected. The extra month's salary voted to em ployes of congress, in accordance with a custom observed by both political parties when In power, amounted In the aggregate to about $80,000. The Republican employes were requested by note to call on Mr. AN AMUSING ANIMAL. . His Master—Ladles and gcntlrmcn, the elephant will now pietend he la going to right ME! Ha. ha I—New York Evening Journal. HAD PASSED A CENTURY. DeatU of Mrs. «.nr<l In^.o fin A^eil Mimiion Indian. SAN DIEGO, June 13.—Mrs. Gardingo, the oldest of the Mission Indians, of tiiij PRICE TWO CENTS-Jgyv^fe,. BILLETIN OF IMPOETANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul. Fair. I—KoDiibllciins at Philadelphia. Gen. Dewet Met Defeat. Blr. Bryan on Platform. Chinese to Fight Before Pekin. 2—No Fight In Primaries. No Ckoiee la Yet Made. 3—Minneapolis Matters. News of Northwest. 4—Editorial Page. s—Sportings —Sporting- Xfws. Hemmed In bj Rebels. o—News of Rnliruiidi. McCleary la Hopeful. 7—Can Order Joint Rates. Markets of the World. Chicago July Wheat, 75 I-2-S-hc. Bar Silver, «,(> I-Bc. B—Reception to Seniors. Fair Women in Bath. Grand Lodge Bnulnesa. pictured the empress dowager as In tensely hostile to foreigners, and as the real power behind the boxers' anti-for eign uprising. TROUBLE AT CHEE FOO. WASHINGTON. June 13.—The navy de lurtment has been informed that the JTorktown sailed yesterday norn Shang h;ii for Chee Foo. The United States consul at Ccc Foo informed the state department yesterday of boxer disturbances at that place, but no particulars were furnished. the Poo is on the northern coast of Shan Tung peninsula. RIOTING IN PEKIN. WASHINGTON, June 13.—Official dis patches received in diplomatic quarters in Washington show that the rioting: in Pekin has reached an acute stage, with the rioters directing a number of their assaults against n.embers of the differ ent foreign legations there. WAR TALK UNFOUNDED. % LONDON, June 13.—1n regard to the reports that Japan Is about to declare war on China, It was learned by a r*-pi<-- Kentative of the Associated Press at the Japanese embassy today that the atti tude of Japan In the Chinese crtals is to co-operate loyally with the European powers. In the existing situation Japan would not be willing to see any single power take the lead. AMERICAN MISSIONARY KILLED. NEW YORK, June 13.—News has be-^n received in this city of the murder of Dr. Edna G. Terry, in charge of the station of the Methodist Episcopal Women's For eign Missionary society, at Tsung Hun, China. The tidings came In the shape cf the following message to Dr. Terry* brother-in-law: "Dr. Terry murdered. Break news gent ly." This was the first Indication of trouble at Tsung Hua. TIME FOR ACTION. NEW YORK, June 18.—A dispatch from London says: "There Is a general feeling In diplomatic circles that the European powers have been united by the dismissal of Pi Ching, and that in the purging of the tsung 11 ynmen of all ita moderate men the empress dowager has gone to the Box ers bat? and baggage, and that the pow ers have been forced to eo^operftte In tlus restoration of order at Pekin, even if the Bervices of Russian troopfl are required." TROOPS FOR TIEN TBIN. HONQ KONG, June 13.—The steamer Nation has Been chartered to convey SOO troops to Tien Tsln. She Is being fitted by the artificers of the Terrible. The troops today drew their field equipment. The date of their departure has not bten made known. Schrader at the Ralnlgh hotel. Mr. Schra dor w:i3 assistant secretary of the con gressional committee in the last cam paign. The headquarters of the committee an in the Normandie hotel. When the ei>; ployes called, they were asked for cam paign contributions, and any Inquiries as to the amounts, the Post will say, were answered with the suggestion that half of their extra month's pay would b ceptable, but that contributions would be voluntary, and the giver could ilx any other amount. The amounts tfiven ran ali the way frr.m ?5 to $i 0 and up. In one Instance the Post will say, to a whole month's salary. Many employes, learning from others the purpose of the note sent th^m, di«l not call, so that the total contributed wa_s much smaller than expected. county, died last night, aged 110 years. She was among the early converts to the Catholic faith by mission fathers, find has been a constant member ■ Methodist church. Her a^e ia vtrllied by the church record. lliilii BOER COMHAXDEB MANAGED TO ESCAPE WITH IOMMV At i i:il LOSIXti BATTLE LORD ROBERTS IllfiS ItfTORT COMMIXK ATIO\ BKT\Vi:i:v PRE TORIA AKD OITSJUK VVIiI(M) is again oim;m:» PRESIDENT KRUGER PREPARED Ha* an En-lnc Re-ady to Move With His Cnpilul on a Train at First Siiiii of Daagei Sohrclncr Resigns. LONDON, June 14, 3.50 a. m.-Tho dis patch from Lord Roberts clearing up the situation at Pretoria and alor, X the <<>ni munications stands alone. Military ob servers, noting that no mention is mada of prisoner?, assume that Gen. Dewet got away with his forces practically tni Oen. Buller entered Yolksrust W< ■ day, parsed through Chariest..n and en camped near Laing's Nek. The tunnel was not much damaged, both ends wera blown out, but the engineers think that repairs can be effected in about four The advance guard of Cen. Buller raw the Boer rear guard four miles distant yesterday. Jt was estimated that B,oo* Boers were withdrawing. Tin towns people at Krcnelo counted fifteen gun*. Three hundred Free Staters release.} from guarding Van Kenans Pass havi gone to Join President Bteyn'a command* In the eastern part of the Orange lUc-r colony. Clundle lias sent notice to the Prea that unless they surrender by their farms and other posseasloui confiscated. KUr^K I 8 r EADY lewt Kruger, according to a dis patch from Lourcnzo Marques, keeps a locomotive v.ith steam up attached to tin car in which he concentrates* the cxwu. tive officers of the government and thai he intends to leave Machadodorp soon to establish the Transvaal capital at Nel Spruit in the mountains, a fine dttenssiv* region. 'Die state printing press Is operating a( Macbadqdorp, producing leaflets eon tain ing war news for distribution among th« Boers. It is again reported at Lk urenzc Marques that the Brttl.-li an advancing through Swaziland. Lord Rob rt.s it op pears, however, countermanded the ordei given to ytra/hrooa's horse to land on I coast and to penetrate to the Trans through the Swa7i country. -. Bchrelner, the Cape pri mi< r. and colleague! resigned last evening, Bif ed Milner accepting their resigna *. The London papers only recently led Mr. Bcbreinei for not making wot irationa. Now they are compli menting his rtfiual to follow the ma jorlty of the Afrikander bund in oppo sition to the British military pi Gen. Buller's casualties on jun>- io have been issued by the war office. Thej we>re 28 killed, 126 wounded, and l missing. A meeting of work n who obji <-t to the war was held at Queen's hall I ln«. Alrn. Howard < :oui rind Mrs. Jan.. ution I declaring that the war resulted fr< m the "bad policy ol the government." Thi:j oth. r anti-war reaolut ions "i. 'i hi m< • ting hissi d .\;r. i ■ j name vigorously. M. Donahue, the Daily M id< nt at Pretoria, in Pre - I i'l.-ut Kruger took £3,500,000 gold In bla A dispatch from Lisbon says: "Th« ; Portuguese goven ment It again report* I 1 fearing the rs will i nl territorj when forced to retreat from nburg. Tin Portug only in East Africa and will b< pow to pr« vent an Incursion." JUtiTi.su LOSSES. Th.s following dispatch lias been le- I calved at the war office from Lord Rob erts: "Katsbosch, June 12.—1n yesterday's femoral Methuen had one killed and •' .1 WOUnded. Ainontc the latter in ■ Lieut. Cearl, of the Twelfth battalion or "On June 7 the Derbyshire militia lo^t 20 kilktl and 101 wounded, all of whom were In the yeomanry hospital which j was captured by the Boers arid retaken by Methuen." BOERS CAPTURE A TRAIN. A special dispatch from Cape Town r< - ports that the Boers recently captured a train at Bmaldeel, and . two mlli-3 of the line. Bui patches show that Gen. Hunti r routed all th<- Boers In thai neighborhood. The Earl of Alrlie, who Lord Roberta deplores, was one ol popular m< mix ra of the nob commanded th< Twelfth lan Cavendish w.->s the son and beta ol Lord Cbesham. M.:j. Fortescue wu aide-de-camp to Lord Sejmour, In <'an- BOTI f A DNDEF EAT ED. After a week's nil. nee, Lord It ■!>*- I been beard from, his line of i tlons having been practicality r< means of a complete vi I by Gens. Methutn and Kitchener Dewet, at the Rhenostcr rl June 12. The Boer camp wu and the burghers. It is added, . tered in all directions. Lord Roberts, on being notified of »h> cutting of his lino of commmni Kitchener In a'l haste to Joii thuen. June 11 Lord Roberts attacked Botha with a strong force, flf southeast of Pretoria. After strenuous opposition, the B»-ltl«li forces gair.i v con siderable ground, but Oen. Boiha, Lord Roberts left the field, was still un defeated. BOER l'K.v BALTIMORE, June IS.-Messrs. I and \ this country. : They, call' I them of tho syrr.iiathy of the peo Baltimore with tin- Boeri in tl struggle, anu added that - moie Bubstar.t'.al than sympathy would be gladly given 11 the national g Wij-jld only say the wo; I tn. m that' the fall of their caj iial city did not neoepsanly mean I was shown in th^ war of 1812, between tha United States and Great BrlUri CAPE COLONY CABINET CRI8I& CAPK TOWN, June 13.— 1t 1» un'i'Tstocxl ' that Sir Alfred Milner, goven .■ unwilling tl: i< m . ■ and it'-.'- be favori . mln list iy, for the ; ~£ through the contemplated iinptrUl measttrtab