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11 liiiiii First Bloodshed in the Great Anthracite Coal Miners' Strike Was at Shenandoah ' Yesterday Three Regiments of Infantry, a Troop of Cavalry and a Battery of Artillery Called Out by Governor. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 21— tragedy that has been looked for since the coal workers' strike was Inaugurated . came suddenly and unexpectedly at Shen andoah this afternoon. A posse hurried ly gathered together by Sheriff Toole, of Schuylkill county, to meet an emergen cy, was forced to fire on a mob that was threatening workmen on their way home under escort. A man and a little girl were Instantly killed, and seven others fell more or less seriously wounded. Sher iff Toole nost no time In calling on the commander of the national guard of Penn sylvania to send troops to aid" him In keeping peace. After consultation the state authorities at Harrlsburg decided at midnight to send troops to the turbu lent region. Shenandoah's trouble was precipitated by the closing of six collieries, and through the efforts of strike leaders. More will close tomorrow as a volun tary act, it is said, on the part of the Reading company. This Is done at the request of Sheriff Toole, who \ hopes in this manner to avoid further rioting. The outlook at midnight, however, is dubious, as the foreigners affected by today's hap penings are in an ugly" mood. Elsewhere In the region everything is quiet, although preparations arc making for an outbreak in the Hazelton district, and armed sheriff's deputies are much In evidence there. The Reading company has about dis continued the sale of coal for future de liver;', and tonight's rioting almost" cer tainly means the shutting off of coal pro duction everywhere in the anthracite field, temporarily at least. STORY OF THE TRAGEDY. SHENANDOAH, Pa., Sept. 21.—A sher iffs posse fired on a crowd of riotous men near here this afternoon, killing two per sons and wounding seven others. Sheriff Toole and Deputies. O'Donnell and Brenneman were called to Shenan doah today to suppress the mobs that threatened mine worker? and colliery property. At quitting time the three sher iffs went to the Indian Ridge colliery of the Reading company to escort the work- Ingmen to their homes. The. colliery is located a short distance east of Shenan doah. The workmen left for home shortly aft er 4 o'clock. They walked up the middle of East Center street and reached the Lehigh* railroad station. Here had gath ered a large crowd of Poles, Slavs, Hun garians, men, women and children, who lined both sides of the street. A shot rang out from a saloon. This was follow ed by a shower of stones.. Many picked up sticks and stones and were acting in a threatening manner. Seeing this the sher iff, who had previously cautioned his men to keep cool and not.- to use their fire arms, commanded them to fire. The order was obeyed, with terrible results. The crowd pursued the sheriff and his posse to the Ferguson house, where they took ref uge. li'./^.-A-VAA-A.. Sheriff Toole shortly after telephoned to Harrlsburg and asked that a detach ment of troops be sent here. It was learned that Adjt. Gen. Stewart was in Philadelphia, and a telegram was sent to him there. 7*-7..*" Following is a list of killed and wound ed: KILLED. MIKE YUCKAVAGE, shot in the eye. A little girl, name unknown," shot in the back of the neck.. WOUNDED. So far as can be learned: Edward Coyle, aged about fifty years, bullet wound near the heart. He was sitting on his step. Michael Scanlan, shot in the arm. Anthony Skarnazlcz, shot in left wrist by twenty-two caliber bullet. John Wusdickey, aged forty years, shot In the hand, married. Peter Stalmocovlch, twenty-eight years old. shot in the shoulder at the back. Mike Shatiska, shot in the shouider. Anthony Axalisuge, shot in the left side, serious, a forty caliber bullet re moved. Among those who were injured by the rioters were the following: George Bedding, of Ringtown, Ugly gash on the. right forehead, caused by a brick. Robert Edwards, aged sixty-four, in jured seriously by being hit with stones. Charles Rawland, aged thirty-five, in jured on the neck and head by stones. STONED BY THE MOB. Supt. Adam Boyd, Inside Foreman Fo ley and Breaker Bosses James and Wm. Mitchell, of Indian Ride colliery, at 3:.0 this afternoon were returning home from work when they were met at the Lehigh Valley station by a mob with sticks and stones. The mine officials drew revol vers and fired. The mob became furious after one of its number was shot, "and attempted to close in on the officials. They ran up to O'Hara's stable, where they were imprisoned for two hours. The mob threatened to burn the stable, but Sheriff Toole, with twenty deputies, ar rived and dispersed them, and the mine officials returned to their homes. Th. sheriff then took the posse to Indian Ridge colliery and escorted some work men up Cedar street. As they again neared the Lehigh Valley station the mob hurled stones at the deputies and a" shot was also fired from a saloon. The deputies then opened fire. They hasten ed toward Main street, in the time firing over 500 shots, and the mob hurling mis siles of all kinds. One man and a little girl were found lying dead after the shooting. The crowd was finally dis persed and the sheriff and deputies retir ed to the Ferguson house, the most prom inent - hotel In Shenandoah. MORE TROUBLE IS FEARED. During the riot windows were broken, buildings wrecked and a number of per sons . were > injured. The foreigners had a meeting : tonight, and: more trouble is feared unless . the militia arrives before morning. The sheriff has asked the Philadelphia & Reading company'to abandon the idea of •*'-'- working :*. the collieries here * tomorrow, The St. Paul Globe and the company has .consented to do so. Tonight it Is raining and* the ! mob has scattered and up to a late hour the Hun garian than was killed was permitted to lie in the gutter where he dropped. For eigners of this class say a dead man is of no use, and they refuse to care' for the remains. ;: -'"' '■•' /■ ■•'■'*',; 7 -" - .a Shenandoah council held a meeting and passed resolutions calling upon the gov ernor to send militia. -They also decided to enforce: martial law. Special officers were sent out to order saloonkeepers to close -their places and keep them closed until peace was restored. It was also de cided to prohibit the : sale of firearms and ammunition, etc. The council swore in the members of the fire department to aid in restoring order. TROOPS ORDERED OUT. TaV/'A^- , Brigade of Militia Start/for Scene of the Rioting-. ;7 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. Three regiments of infantry, a battery and a troop of cavalry were ordered out at mid night by Gov. Stone to assist Sheriff Toole in maintaining order in the Schuyl kill mine region. This action was taken after a conference between the governor, Adjt. Gen. Stewart and Gen, Corbin, on the urgent solicitation of the sheriff, bor ough I council of Shenandoah j and many prominent residents in that locality. Gen. Corbin has been placed in command of the provisional brigade, and started from here tonight with his staff oh a special train for Shenandoah. He will estab lish his headquarters there, and expects to be on" the ground with 2.500 troops by 5 o'clock Saturday morning; The organizations which have been selected for this service are the Fourth, Eighth and Twelfth . regiments, - Battery D, of Phoenixville; the -governor's troops, of Harrlsburg, and the Third brigade head quarters. Col. Richardson has taken" charge of the movement of the troops, and the camp equipments and tents. Maj. Gen. Miller, commander/of the division, has been summoned to Harrlsburg,. and is now oh his way from Franklin. At torney General Elkin has also been com manded here to advise with* the governor. Battery C is equipped with Gatling gun s and is one of the best drilled' organiza tions in the guard; Gen. Corbin Is the senior brigadier >of the division, and commanded the provisional brigade which was ordered" to >'theA7-lazletun" region after the Lattimer" shooting in 1897. The Fourth regiment is commanded by Col. T. C. O'Neill,- o£-fAlfentown;ithe.:Eighth by Col. Theodore F. Hoffman.' of Potts ville; the Twelfth by Col. Charles 7M. Clements;" governor's troop by Capt. Fred Mott, and Battery C by' Francis B. Bean, of Pnoenixville. t ;.^-:-W-:- ,— _ 7 NO CHANGES IS* SITUATION. Strikers and Operators Both Claim to Have Made Gains. HAZLETON, Pa., Sept;7_l:— The Lehigh region today seemed to concern itself more about the possibility of trouble than any other. one thing. ...Wherever one went in this district, the belief was gen eral that an outbreak will occur. There was, however, no outward evidence any where that" such a thing-Is likely. This feeling was no doubt produced by the dis turbances at ' Shendoah and arrival at Hazelton and on the North side of large numbers of deputies, who are said to be prepared for - any emergency. -It was known that all the coal companies in the district had increased the' number of watchmen around their collieries, and it was known that a small number of depu ties had been distributed through the South side by Sheriff Brislin, of Carbon county, but nothing was thought of this. As to the strike itself^ • there was no noticeable change today. Both the op erators and the strike leaders claim they have made decided gains on their re spective sides. 7... ,77. _' _. r *■; ■■■■-•■. --. . READING IS CRIPPLED. Ten of Their Most Important Cen ters Tied Lp. ";''7': READING, Pa., - Sept. _1.-^The events at Shenandoah have demonstrated for the first time to the Reading officials that they could not depend on their col lieries to furnish the trade with coal. It is now admitted that ten of their larg est points of operation are tied up, and ten more crippled." In consequence, in stead of their product "of 2,000 cars," which [they can turn out when working full handed and full tinie.they produced about 850 cars today, and It Is said the capacity will be still less tomorrow. The coal train service will, It is expected be cur tailed tomorrow, and in that event; many trainmen will be temporarily thrown out or" employment. PARLIAMENT ELECTION. LIBERAL LEADERS PROFUSE WITH MANIFESTOES LONDON, Sept. 22.— flood of election manifestos appears in the morning- pa pers. The Conservative candidates, fol lowing the lead of Mr. Balfour and Mr. Chamberlain, give the successful war the first place in their campaign. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, a Liberal leader in the house of commons, and Sir "William Vernon Harcourt, in their addresses, de nounce the unprecedented precipitancy of a dissolution In order to snatch a hasty judgment on an Incomplete register of voters.", ■-. "■'-.-'..' -."..A Sir William Vernon Harcourt refuses to regard an "ephemeral - war" as" the sole test of. good -government,, declaring that although from the moment of Boer Inva sion he had supported the government, he has g not ' changed \ his orig" _al "opinion that the I needed reforms might have been attained without war. 7 "The result of the " government's . poli cy," says: Sir. William,.. "i.. that we are now the best hated counter In the world and burdened with the a-fumulated debt and Increased taxation. We may well re-" gard our. national financed*. 1 th" the - grav est apprehension. The cost of the war will not f all * short of £100,0007000." - Sir Henry . Campbellrßannermanr dwells upon : the "failure .of the government's diplomacy a and 7 preparations** far war," and upon the "miscalculation - of : J Boer strength." He" cOhten_„ that the "struggle SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1900. L. * -T J,>!ffT'^ f ..^ LTr:Ml __ . "^^^^^S^^ »• ! might have been avoided and points out that there has been a series of difficulties all over the world since the government came Into offlce. Dealing with reforms, Sir Henry says: "Above all stands the necessity of read justing the powers of" the two chambers in "order to prevent the people's ascertain ed will from being set at naught by irre sponsible authorities." EX-CHIEF M'filNN SUICIDES FORMER ST. PALL OFFICIAL, KILLS HIMSELF AT CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Sept. 21.—Detective John Mc- Ginn shot and . killed himself" today to avoid arrest. A deputy sheriff served a warrant on him for assault with intent to kill. McGinn went into an adjoining room to get- his coat, but Instead shot himself. Mr. McGinn was with . the Pinkerton Detective "agency "in this city for five years, and was appointed chief of de tectives by Mayor Wright in 1«_, which position he held for two years. From here he went to St. Louis, and later to Chi cago, where he went to - work for the Pinkerton people again, until he was ap pointed on the detective department. POLE-CARE,. ADVANCING CAPTURED. RAILWAY . MATERIAL AXD SUPPLIES. LONDON, Sept. 21.—The war.office gave out the ..following dispatch- from Gen. Roberts this, evening: - . . "Watervalboven, Thursday, Sept. 20.— Pole-Carew: reached Koopnmiden yester day. Practically there was no road and a way had 10 be cut through jungles in tersected by ravines. He captured 38 :ars or" Hour 1 car of coffee and 19 damaged engines at Watervalonder." - CAPE TOWN, Sept. 21.—1n the Cape house of assembly today the treason bill was passed to a;third reading by a vo.e of 4C against 37. The. clause in.the third, chapter of the bid disfranchising convicted rebels for five years was adopted by a .majority., cf ten on - Sept. .10,7 the house rejecting an amendment by "Mr.: Mclteno to the ef fect that the rank ami file should riot bo punished. but : Should, be called upon to give security for their future good.be-; havior. - 7 " BURN TO WATERS EDGE STEAMBOAT BLAZE AT ST.* LOUIS ONE LIFE LOST. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 21.— steamer War Eagle, of the Eagle Packet company, and the steamer Carrier, of the Calhoun Pack et company, were burned to the water's edge today, and Joseph Schultz, bill clerk of the former, was burned to death while asleep in the Texas. . Both ' steamers . are a total loss, which is estimated at $100,000.. The wharf boats belonging to the Eagle Packet company were also damaged, but not totally destroyed. The entire : crew and passengers. of the • Carrier were on : board when the fire started, but all were aroused and got to shore safely. Nothing else was saved. On the War \ Eagle all the crew except Bill Clerk Schultz escap ed. It is supposed the fire [started from hot ashes.dropped from the pipe of j one of the colored firemen, smoking contrary to orders.- At the time jof the fire both steamers were tied to their wharf boats at the foot of Olive street. NO TELEGRAPH TRUST. Rumored- Consolidation - of Com panies Is Denied.A ■.. ■-" NEW YORK, Sept. 21.—Rumors in con nection with the proposed consolidation of the Western Union and Postal _ Tele graph companies were"discussed by Rus sell Sage, second 7 largest . stockholder in. the former company.(; Mr. Sage said that reports of such a combine : had been in circulation a. long time. .- Up to the pres ent time they had been talked over by the directors informally, but there ; had been" no definite or. written proposition made by either side. , At ; a meeting of (the ex-: ecutive committee of (the Western Union : Mr. Sage said 7he : asked Gen. ' Eckert if there was anything ■in the report of the consolidation, and that Gen. Eckert said there was not; Mr. Sage said j he' did not ■ care .to make (any 7 prophecies concerning the rumored ; consolidation. W. H. Baker,' vice president; of the Postal Telegraph company, said that the matter had j never been seriously considered by the Postal Telegraph company. ( The talk of consoli dation, he said, originated (in . the ; Na tional a Telegraph and Telephone com pany. , "There is no probability," he said, "of ' a consolidation, .so I far as - our (com pany is 7 "-William-' J. .Latta7' president of the . Telegraph^ and Telephone Company of America, ; said ' there was ab solutely no truth (in.the report of 7" the consolidation. .-.- * Ag-alnst Creed Revision. „DE SOTO. Mo., Sept. 21.-By a vote of -_ to 1, the St. Louis Presbytery, com posed * of. Presbyterian -churches-of ■ East ern .Missouri,,.. decided,, at the fall' meet ing just : ended.- against .; any revision iof the: creed.'--- .'--•: -.;■. -: _:'.- - - ----.-. - ..■■&:■: THE "BURNING" ISSUE: IN II 111 111 • -.:■._ .55..5 ■. .- ■ ■ . • - .. 7 —- - REBUTTAL TBSTI3IONY OF PROSE CUTION WAS INTRODUCED AT FRANKFORT ] YESTERDAY CASE GOES TO JURY" TUESDAY Witnesses Deny Essential "Details of the 7 Story : Told by De- -'• A .._ fendant James ...'. ... -7... Howard' . A "-•:.'■' ■- ; -A :-•-'■- FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept 21.—1n the trial today of James 7 Howard, charged with being a principal in' | the , Goebel shooting, ..Dr. Philips, of Gray county, was recalled, and said 7 a blow on" "How ard's ! head in 1896 had affected his mind, and made him absent minded at times. C. H. - Robinson said he was in the Board of Trade hotel; talking to Howard about Clay county- people when a man , came in and . announced that Goebel had been shot. He met Howard on ; the street just a few minutes before, ami had walk ed to the hotel with him.-**!.' 77.';1 7*'7 • On cross-examination Robinson said ho had told several persons that he heard" the shot and saw GoebeL'faU, but declar ed he said it in Joking. ;" 7 - - .The defense rested*, its testimony in . the case of James Howard'at. 3 o'clock this afternoon. Several -7 witnesses ".* for '/the prosecution were ' heard in j rebuttal this afternoon, and the .rebuttal., will proba bly- be concluded by noon tomorrow. Ar gument, however, will ( not -begin' until Monday morning, and the case will, likely reach the; jury some time Tuesday. 7 Sev eral witnesses were Introduced by the defense this afternoon attacking the char acter of James Stubblefield, the ay county ex-deputy sheriff, who .testified that Howard confided to him that he fired the shot that killed Goebel.; Others of Stubblefield's neighbors !• testified ; for the prosecution in rebuttal on this point, and pronounced him a man of good reputa tion. — : _- -- •_-_, a A ■:' -■•_' /•_.' _■. -'.. .. HOWARD* STORY DENIED. Judge J. L.; Ellistoh"and County Clerk Miller, of Kenton, county, testified this afternoon to seeing Jim Howard on the night of Jan'3o. Judge Elliston. was in the Board of Trade hotel, where Howard claims to have been atr the time of the shooting, and Elliston swore that no one was. in the hotel office, and. that he 3 did not see Howard on the way to the state CapitO-1. 7; ; *.'-._..- .-- ■ .-:— :-'_- R. S. Hearne, ex-deputy warden of the penitentiary, testified that Jim7Howard called at the prison: on the afternoon of Jan. _-: 30 and § had * a talk with Convict Wood, of Clay- county, t; His recollection was Howard had a .mustache. | Ed George corroborated this as • to Howard's visit. there, but could not . remember . whether he had - a mustache. . .th . said Howard spoke of the tragedy and condemned the assassin. Howard himself, when on the stand yesterday,. said he' could not re member -' whether he called on .Wood Jan. 30. ( Maj. C. Beatty,' of .Breathitt county, was introduced : for: the 7 purpose of im peaching Witness Robinson, of the de fense. He had heard Robinson on many occasions tell of seeing Goebel fall when he was shot, but about a. month '-' ago •he said Robinson came to him and told him he did not see" the tragedy, but was at the hotel' with Howard. ;A '."'. [■ Col. -Owens at the juncture put in 1 evi dence a copy. of the act of,(the.legislature appropriating. $100,000 for 7 the murderers of \ Gov. Goebel. The prosecution offered no objection,: and Attorney | Owens "read to the jury the resolution of the j reward, providing payment of rewards on convic tion. ' '...•••" -7. T-.7 "'■- 7 '•;.-•' ■".;■--•. a. NEW CATHOLIC PRELATE. •(■ Rt. Rev.' Father • O'Reilly Consecrat -7 ■::-.'7:-. i-ed "Assistant.. Bishop. C PEORIA, 111., ; Sept. 21:—Rt( l Rev. : Peter J. O'Reilly was •('consecrated: assistant bishop *of Peoria . diocese ' and of 7 the :' titu lar ' diocese of LebdosJ today at St. Mary' Cathedral. . The ceremony was performed by Mgr. ( Sebastian • Martinelli, apostolic delegate, assisted by twelve " bishops arid 200 priests. Thousands of people -witnessed the - ceremony, . which was( carried - out in all the pomp and formality" of the Catho lic ritual. ( 7.-, "-■: *-7 ( ;.._■..-.-.. — . ■—«__.- -.'■-. HANGED BY JUDGE LYNCH. Four Negroes '.-:Summarily-( Executed '■' ■-;-(-■( in Lcml.lnna. NEW ORLEANS, (Sept. -21:— Tangi pahoa parish last night four 7: negroes; were hanged, r after (.the .jail -In the vil lage .of J. Pontobatoula 7 had been broken! open and (..the - prisoners, accused fof ~ rob bing the family of Henry Holfelter, had been ■: taken: from their-cells;7 Mrs. '.: Louise• Holfelter, who resisted the colored men. was choked and j• beaten'». so unmercifully' that she lost'; her mind. Wholesale lynch-* ings are feared. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. 'A- BULLETIN OF -IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY a Forecast for St. Paul Today: -7 Fair; Warmer. ..' I—Strike Produces Bloodshed. Goeb.l Murder Trial. a Dr. Johnson's .. Flop. iA Hung Chang at Tien T.in. Ramsey Realty Taxes Cut. ■-,A. Swedish Baptists in Session. "7" L" ■: *' "*.' . '-: •'* '-" -'7 -' '■. --'"■ 3— Minneapolis Matters. v j7:77; Northwest ."• News. i.7., Position of the Miners. "-:.. 74—Editorial Page. 6—Sporting News. "'- _ .' v Results 'of Ball Games. - General Political. --l^llltl 6—News - of . Railroads. - :*■ Financial Reviews. :-' Popular Wants. --! 7—Markets, of the World. j -.' : Clxioago October Wheat, 78 1-4©. j 7 Bar Silver, 62 3-Bc. I A. Stocks Slightly Firmer. B—ln v Local Labor 7Field. * V. 7 v : .- Collections for Texas. •"• 7 - The Corbett-Mrozlnski . Shooting. LOOK HERE. . The Globe tomorrow will be full of good reading: matter." p Dooley has something to say about the American stage. : A .Washington correspondent writes a descriptive arid - historical article - about Georgetown.; university. Some incidents in Wagner's early career make interesting reading for music lov ers. 7. - .. L( ' 7 The Family Forum, with two pages of miscellaneous reading, will be there. Budwelser has a grievance against the police commission which he airs. A There is a story about the hermit Of Minnehaha Falls that you would like to read. . iLou Houseman, the Chicago 7 sporting writer, will give some of the : latest prize ring gossip. "-:..:-* a— A Paris fashion letter by Felix Fournery will be illustrated with a design of a late autumn gown by Laferierre. There will be an article in which every member of the Democratic city and coun ty organization is - personally interested, for.the terms of 300 of them expire this week. ,':,:'■ These are only a few of the good fea tures of tomorrow's : Globe. ' Tell your newsdealer, If you are no"t a regular subscriber, to '■■ hold one out . for you. They may otherwise be all sold. -'———-— _». —; —. -...'. LOTS OF WATER IN TEXAS NORTHERN SECTION VISITED BY 7 DISASTROUS STORM. 7 .•"■*->" DALLAS, Tex., Sept 21.—The storm of last (night over Northern and 7 North western Texas, was one of the . most ( d s astrcus rain and electrical storms ex perienced in years. . The damage is heavy, "but Is confined largely to cotton and rail road interests.; Farmers (declare that the injury to the cotton crop will reach 10 per cent. *?.Train's on nearly every road; in" Northern Texas are behind schedule time, and J south-bound trains': on '- the Missouri,r Kansas & Texas and the Houston Cen tral ; railways are tied .up '.' for the night at Dallas. -- "7. ... <A A A \ The | Trinity river |at '.' Dallas \ has , risen nearly thirty^ feet (since last night, and overflowed Its banks this afternoon. The situation (became so alarming: that about 8 o'clock Sheriff Hughes sent out mounted couriers (from this city to notify farmers , and other ; residents (along; the valley to move out,7 as j they would otherwise likely be . caught in a flood during * the: night. . v WRECKED (IN SUPERIOR. Crew of (Steamer St. Andrews Barely Save. Their Lives. 7.7' PORT ARTHUR, 7 Ont., 7 sept. 21.—The crew of 7 the : Canadian steamer ( St. a An drews ( were brought here today by.; the tug ' Georglana, the steamer having' been wrecked yesterday morning on Blanchard island, ((• near Black bay. The St. -7 An-' . drews > was bound *" to " Port " Arthur from Jackflsh, ; without i cargo.*;. After stranding on L the island, the . vessel quickly j filled and; slid j off the rocks ; into ; deep :-. water. 7 The crew did ; not (even 7 save their clothes, so' swift was the £ disaster 4 after .;' the = steam er 7: struck (7 the rocks. J; It \ r is- considered lucky that all ~ succeeded iln escapl og ■. be fore their boat went down.:: a y- .7 ' "XThe lost boat was formerly the Cana dian ' steamer W. B. v Hall, . whichV was wrecked In Georgian ( bay. several years: ago, and then rebuilt. She was owned by Play fair & Co., of Midland, and was com manded by Capt. Featherstonhaugh, who has an interest in the r ship. 7 -7-:-7 PRICE TWO CENTS—IS? T"1-. AT~*-T ■*■** . I FIVE CICNT9. I lit 11 CHINKS*-. PREMIER . HAS A BODY »• GUARD OF COSSACK TROOPS ..HERICA.S T„K. P.I Li cflu GEN. "WILSON'S COMMAND WAS IN ACTION THERE ON SEP TEMBER 17 ANSWERS ARE SENT TO POWERS Washington Government Replies to . European Chancelle.rle.Text ■ • ••_• of the Notes Wa. "Not Given Out. •/A'.'^^^Pl . TIEN TSIN, Thursday, Sept." 20,' via Shanghai, Friday, Sept. 21.—Li .-Hung Chang has- arrived here and is domiciled in his ow l yamcn,7^;undbr^ a Cossack guard. Hi. rec.p.l.n here was a repe tition of r his j recap tl .n J at. Tung. Ku, ily the Russian a.d Japanese officers calling on* him, those of ' the other nations not taking part in it. '*'" - *"' *; ; '"'•''■ -■'■ a- •- / PEI -LA CHU I TAKEN. PEKIN, Monday, Sept. 17, via Taku, Thursday,- Sept. 20.—Gen. James H. Wil son, the American commander, took Pel --.a Chu this morning. No details of the affair have been learned, but the . British officials have " received 'a' 7 dispatch an nouncing that "the temples - were taken according to arrangement." It Is expect ed that Gen. Wilson* will move \on San Hai Tien (San Tai Tien?) and destroy the Chinese arsenal at that place. The Germans moved westward today, and it Is doubtful if they co-operated In the taking of Pel. La Chu. ~ / Japanese scouts report that the sur rounding country is free of the enemy.. No word has been received from the Sixth U. S. calvary column which is op erating in the Northeast. As announced by the Associated Press last- night in a dispatch received from Pekin under date of Sunday, Sept. 16, via Taku, Thursday, Sept. 20, Gen. Wilson, with 800 Americans and 600 British troops and 6 guns,^ marched westward that day, and the 7 Germans were to move on the following day (Sept. 17) to co-operate in taking Pel La Chu,: where the enemy was supposed -to- be in large force. * The Amer ican commander, * it *is added, would at tack: from- the west and. .the "Germans from the east. 7 The '-dispatch ~ also said that Gen. Wilson would then ' take the San Hai Tien r (San Tai Tien?) arsenal. P SHANGHAI, Sept. Count yon Wal dersee will j review 6,000 men of the land force ■ tomoiTOW. : "./' HAVE ? THEIR ANSWERS. " 77/ Position 7of ..United, States 7 Made" Known; to : the 7 Powers. WASHINGTON, Sept. 21.--The United States government has made a full and - complete answer to the various import ant inquiries v that .- have" been addressed to it by the powers relative to the Chi nese, trouble. Moreover, It has g.ne farther, 7 and has made a. disclosure of . all its purposes and, a." a member of the administration puts it, :it has 'thro v. n ■ its hand open on the table. This action was taken after the cabinet, meeting j today, and a luncheon at . the 7 White House that followed served to reduce . the decision to the ultimate form. : At half past 3 o'clock Minister Wu call ed by| appointment upon -Acting Secre tary Hill and was handed a memorandum embodying the response of the United States government to the request of Prince Ching, that. Mr. Conger or .-;some, .other person 'be; immediately empowered to begin negotiations with the Chinese authorities for. a final settlement.: T/.e minister came. away. with a dissatisfied expression upon his face. Next came M. Thlebaut, the French charge. A few minutes' conversation sufficed to impart to him orally an answer to his own .ver bal inquiry. 7 Then Baron Sternberg, the German charge, who '.: had been notified of the readiness of the state department to make answer to the German note, call ed and was given that answer. He has tened away, to cable to his government. The department then sent the answer to the Russian 7 inquiry, forwarded by messenger, and wired cablegrams con taining . the substance of the answers to its diplomatic representatives abroad. Thus closed one of the most Interesting and important phases of the Chinese en tanglement. The state denarn-^nt absolutely refus ed to make any. statement as to the na ture of the answers. "* ■"- With all .this it is known that the. Ger man proposal that negotiations with China be (deferred until the Chinese re sponsible for '. the Pekin. outrages have been surrendered to the allies, has failed of approval by quia government. The government does not relinquish the idea of the ultimate punishment-of - the of fenders when they are properly identified, but it does-not believe that the pursuit of this o-bject should put a stop to all negotiations. COURT AT SI AN * FU. ———;-: So Says One of the Veracious Shang ~_" 7-7 .nil Correspondents. : BERLIN, Sept.* 21.—"The Chinese court, by- an imperial edict isued Sept. 8," says a Shanghai dispatch to theLokal Anzei ger, "was ( removed . from Tai Yen -Fu to Sian Fu. . The ;'( military .(authorities in Pekin all* agree that punitive (expeditions :to ) Shang ' Slang, Manchuria, have become necessary (because of the 7 wholesale ( mur ders of missionaries and Minister Mumm Yon -; Schwartzenstein urges this course." .77....; 7.A 7.;. ,(_a ... :7 Emperor . William Is evidently ** making ready to send more troops to China. All the regimental; commanders In their fare well speeches to soldiers who have , finish ed two years' service make a point of de claring^ that 7 such" an increase -Is neces sary, ( and of - expressing!confidence j that there will' be volunteers enough to .. meet all demands of the. situation. 7 TRAGEDY IN KENTUCKY FATHER AND SON. MURDER THEIR "7.(7 ":ENEMIES '." A. "/■■ .'vi- 7~ WARSAW, Ky.,; Sept. 21.—An old r dis : pute between Johnr Connor and : his neph ew, Martin Devereux, and" John S'sson and his 1 son, 7 culminated today, when John killed Connor by shooting him I, twice. (( Devereux 7 was held .to the; ground 7by -; Sisson, f' who \ called his:((son to shoot. The boy, who is sixteen years • old, came up with a ; gun and shot - Dev ereux, killing (him instantly. I IN I WB DR. CHRISTIAN JOHNSON'S SWITCH: TO VAN SANT HAS BEEN EXPECTED HIS 'FOXIER PARTS TALKS IS FAMILIAR WITH THE WIIJLMAH, DOCTOR'S ACROBATIC PO LITICAL FEATS ""-. WHERE HE STOOD IN 1893 Copy of the Proxy He Gave—State Executive Committee Com- . ■7-.7-'v-' pletes the Schedule of Bryan's Visit. ;-• ■ "Yes, I noticed Dr. Johnson's exposure . of himself in the Pioneer Press this morn- Ing," said Victor B. Lawson, chairman of the state People's.Party-central com mittee and editor of the Willmar Tribune, r to a Globe '•' reporter - : yesterday, "^ who "*' put the question to him. ' The Republican. organ gave up columns to Dr. Christian Johnson, of Willmar, for the "exposure," •■ and presumably Mr. Johnson might have had four pages if he had' desired it. His/ I effort In a line was to announce to the public that he, a former active People's Party man, had decided to cast his vote and influence with the Republicans in the coming campaign. - Continuing, ,: Mr. Lawson, who had at one time been a business partner of Dr. Johnson, stated regarding his former as sociate: "I have been expecting some thing of that kind for the past two years. : I am glad he has come out in the open, . so that even his dullest friend can see _ where he stands. As long as he repre sented himself as a Populist he was able to sow seeds of discord among our people, but the Knute Nelson and Van Sant man- §3 agers have reckoned without their host If they expect to create any serious de fection in Populist ranks by a brass-band" flop of Dr. Johnson at this late date.'. "Now, I have known the doctor,. and I appreciate fully, I hope, his many good qualities. As a neighbor I have a good deal of respect for him, but as a political leader he lacks an .essential- ; quality, namely, consistency. I entered partner- _; ship with Dr. Johnson 7in 1895. in ; the _ newspaper business and. continued in that relation two years.' or more. I would not care at this time to enumerate his many wonderful " ' .a*;" . 7 ' ACROBATIC POLITICAL FEATS, but will say^ that he was \ one of the original- fusionists of. Minnesota, and 'was* ■willing 'at one time :to entirely obliterate the People's ; party, something most of ; our people would not consent to do at i this 7 time, more than four years plater.-' ■1 have -in- my ■ Possession a letter written by doctor to : his "■ proxy 7at7 the St. Louis convention in 1886 which* bears me ■ out in the statement I just mad Mr. Lawson handed the reporter a let ter, of which the following is a copy: ■; Willmar, Minn., July*2o, 1896.— , Minnesota Delegation, St. Louis, Mo.— V Dear Friend: I promised you to attend the convention,. but find that I am unable' to do so. I . hereby , delegate you amy proxy, and authorize you.7 to cast my .. vote on all occasions as you -may deem proper, "except in the balloting, for. can didates, -in which : case I instruct you to vote for W. J. Bryan for nominee «tor president, and Arthur Sewall for nomi nee- for vice president, first and last and all the time. - ~a :- . - We- want no holy monkey - show now. - Let the convention give Bryan and . Sew all their hearty: and unhesitating sup port, with a hurrah that shall .. strika', terror into the camp of plutocracy.TlC. the convention will not do that, I will authorize you on my behalf to -move to adjourn sine die. 7 . -r-- The People's party has now the oppor tunity of the age for the cause of hu manity, and If die it must then .A .7 . "How can -it die better .--^^^^ - Than .facing fearful odds, . " For. the ashes of our ■ fathers a~ v ' And the temples of our God Very truly, —Dr. Christian Johnson. i CHANCE FOR IMAGINATION. "Imagine the man who wrote that-let ter straining himself four years later to prove that a plot to destroy the People's party existed, 7 and trying to Implicate Gov." Lind in the same. If any one doubts the authenticity of the letter I have just read to you he may call here and see it for. himself. . -_.--_ "Oh, pshaw! .1 am sorry for the doctor, he has an excellent medical practice at Willmar, and if he ' had stuck to his re solve, so often reiterated, that he was out of politics, he would be a far hap pier man. He is forcing his old personal friends to leave him, and taking up with a crowd" that will probably cast him aside after having failed to accomplish their purposes.(-7 7:-.'--a "No, I am not surprised at the doctors article. But I am surprised: at • the lack of political sense of j the Pioneer "Press, in attaching significance to it. It proves that \ the opposition is woefully deficient in campaign material, or that their polity leal sagacity fails them at times." • * * . The state executive committee met yes terday ( and arranged the official route, with the time table, for W. J. Bryan's trip through this state. It will be as fol lows:' . ( " ■-■ — The train leaves . Duluth ' over the Du luth Northern Monday, Oct. 1, stopping at all places an average of fifteen min utes, except at (Stillwater, where a/stop of one hour will be made. - _ ■. The train will arrive at : West Duluth 'at _" 11:13;; Carlton. 12 o'clock; Hinckley, 1:40; A, Pine City, 2:10; Rush City, 2:40; Stillwater,; ( 4:55; White ■ Bear, 6:25; St. Paul, ; 7 o'clock. • Tuesday morning -. the - train 7 will leaver 7( over the Sioux City branch 'of the Omaha; at 7 o'clock, arriving at Shakopee at 7:55; Jordan, 8:23; (Belle Plaine, 8:39; Hender son, 9:09; Le " Sueur, • 9:30; : St. 7 Peter, 10; j: Mankato, 10:45. Ten-minute ; stop at cacti ; pln_A-*(Si'ftg|jßg|jgj^ '_.-". Going east' over the North-Western I<_ : _ -Winona, the • stops will, be fifteen minute* Is each, ; except" at Rochester, where thirty minutes will be spent. ',:':.-.-....-: The train ".will * leave ; Mankato" at 11:40* arriving at (Waseca,. 12:35; (Owatonna,, 1:15 j*.; ( Dodge Center,- 8:02; Rochester,* 3; Winona^ 1 6:20.. a 7 .'" A■- a": a" : - (:7a/;;7'::1 A. •:••/-- :.u The Bryan and Lind club, of Glencoe. S Minn., : will be (. at., home after the 27th -i Inst, in the • Bell building. a The rooms A* will be electric lighted and otherwise pro -vided i with ; comforts. arid attractions If or *i( those 7 why .( may wish*" to peruse [. Demo ; era tic literature > and otherwise contribute \ to the r interests of their : party. ' . 7. • - i ;"..;;-•.•..,.*•_-•_■•••-*•;.• . '.-..-.'-.'-;-.. f_ '"A.*.. A .-. ANOKA, Sept. 7 21.—(Special.)—The Re ■ publicans * had '■ Enander, a great i Swedish' | orator,--billed 'Ito1 to 7 speak £ in : . the » city,- hall„ Wednesday r night, but called off ( tha speech on account of there ; belng:rio(audW*^ iehce~. to greet him.'-_"(' '-aC( " y