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WEEKLY. UNION tab. Jaly, 18T. GAZETTE Betab. Dm., IMS. Consolidated Feb. 1899. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, lflOO. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 27. GAZETTE EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of th Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Interesting Collection of Items From the Two Hemispheres Pres 'lit I In a Condensed Form. Hunter's advance column occupied Krugersdorp without opposition on June 18. Admiral Schley's squadron, which has been in quarantine at Montevideo, has been released. A Russian admiral was in com mand of the fleet that bombarded and destroyed the foits at Taku. Railway and telegraphic communi cation between Cape Town and Pre toira is now completely restored. Thieves cracked the safe of the Gam brinns brewery, in Portland, Or., and escaped with between $600 and $700 in cash. A young man named Robert Jackson, of Riddle, Or., accidentally shot him self while deer hunting. He was in stantly killed. By the death of David D. Wells, son of the late David A. Wells, of Norwich, Conn., Harvard University is richer by about $37,000. After July 1 the office of Indian agent at Warm Springs, Or., will be dispensed with, at which time -Agent James L. Cowan will be dropped. . Hawaiians have met in convention at Honolulu and have formed an inde pendent political party. They have already begun the fight for statehood. The statue of Washington presented to the city of Paris by the Daughters of the Americen Revolution has arrived in Paris- The pedestal has already been prepared, and the unveiling will take place July 3. Uniform wages of $2 for nine hours' work a day is demanded by the line men working for the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company, the Great North west Telegraph Company, the Canada Atlantic, the Bell Telephone Company. Over 200 men have quit work owing to the refusal of the companies to ac cede to their, demands. Assistant Secretary Taylor has ren dered a decision adverse to the appeal of James Fitzharris and Joseph Mullet, from the decision of the immigration officials at New York, who held them for deportation on the ground that, having been convicted of felony in con nection with the murder of Lord Cav endish and Thomas Henry Brice, in Phoenix Park. Dublin, in 1882, they cannot be permitted to land in this country under our immigration laws. Two thousand stand of -arms, have been given up by the Boers at Pretoria. The battle-ship Oregon and 5,000 American troops will go to Taku at once. American ships took no part in the bombardment and seizure of the Chi nese forts at Taku. A special session of congress may be called. The situation in the far East eeems to demand it. Three of the forts at Taku were com pletely destroyed by the bombardment from foreign ships, and the British ves selscaptured fonr Chinese torpedo boats. Mrs. Beveridge, wife of United States Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, died in a sanitarium at Dans vi lie. N.. Y., of heart failure. Sht had been ill several months. Half of the business portion of the city of Blooimngton, 111., including five squares of the finest business blocks of the city and the court house, 'were destroyed by fire, with losses estimated at $1,000,000. Negotiations for a commercial treaty with France have been satisfactorily concluded by the Brazilian minister of foreign affairs at Rio Janeiro. Fiance will grant a reduction of 20 per cent on the duty on Brazilian coffee. The Pacific Oil Works Company was incorporated at Tacoma, Wash., with a capital of $250,000, to bore for oil in a gulch, almost in the heart of the city. Sample oil from outcropping in dicate rich deposit. Work will be prosecuted at once. A dispatch from Lord Roberts sent from Pretoria, June 16, gives an official version of an attack on a British pest at Zand river, Jnne 16, by 800 Botre, with three guns. It says that General Knox, with a mixed force, drove off the Boers, who left four dead and four pris oners on the field. The British loss was Major Seymour and two men. killed and nine wounded. The French government will have 4,200 troops at Taku when the rein forcements just ordered have arrived there. They will reach Taku before Jane 80. The dispatch of a cruisei division, which was decided upon, will give France a strong naval force, consisting of seven modern cruisers three of the first-class and four of the second class four gunboats and a dis patch boat. The tobacco trust has established s virtual boycott on independent dealers doing business in New England. Statistics of the criminal population of the United States shows that only ix per cent of the total number of criminals are women. The Montreal Star claims it has evi dence that the Clan-na-Gael planned the We Hand canal explosion as a re prisal on Canada for sending troops to South Africa. LAI tR NEWS. Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, will not run tor governor of Illinois. Prohibitionists, in national conven tion assembled at Chicago, say they will poll 300,000 votes. W. H. Wade, an expert billiard player, and by many considered the best bank shot in America, is dead at Chicago. Martin J. Russell, one of the proprie tors of the Chicago Chronicle, died at Mackinac Island from a complication of diseases. There were 10,377 deaths from chol era out of 15,479 cases during the week ending June 16, in the province of Bombay, India. Oregon's vote, officially canvassed, on the equal suffrage amendment was as follows: for equal suffrage, 26,265; against 28,402. The United States district judge at St. Louis has issued a restraining order to prevent interference with the run ning of street-cars. General Wheeler says the war in the Philippines is practically ended. A force can easily be spared from the is land for work in China. A hot wave is prevalent in North Dakota. Crops are in a parched con dition. The thermometer at Grand Forks registered 104 in the shade. Affairs in Cuba are now so tranquil that soldiers are no longer needed. The troops will be withdrawn and sent to Manila to relieve the volunteers. The Yaqui Indians have nearly all abandoned the warpath. Several hun dred are still hidden in the maintains and make an occasional descent on iso lated ranches. The secretary of the navy has author ized the following names for the new battle-ships and cruisers: battle-ships, Virginia and Rhode Island; armored cruisers, Maryland, Colorado and South Dakota; protected cruisers, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Charleston. A strike has occurred among the la borers employed by the Havana Elec tric Company, Cubans and Spanish, on the ground that they do not receive the same wages as Americans who do sim ilar work. ' The contractors reply that Americans are worth far more than Cuban a. It is officially announced that Arch duke Francis Ferdinand, the Austrian heir-apparent, will formally renounce the right of succession to the imperial throne. He will wed the Countess Sophie Choteck, hi? morganatic mar riage being the reason for which he will withdraw fiom the succession. Americans and Russians fought side by side at Tien Tsin. Five children perished by the bum. ing of a house at Solomonville, Arizona. Men from the U. S. S. Monooacy have been sent from Chee Foo to Tien Tsin. Brigham H. Roberts, found guilty of unlawful cohabitation at Salt Lake, was fined $150. Charles Mefford, r maniac, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, slew a whole family, then killed himself. Four miners lost their lives by an explosion in the Champion mine, Champion, Mich. Cologne, Germany, was visited by a cyclone, which demolished many build ings and threw down a number of factory buildings. Eight people were killed outright and 54 severely injured by a collision between a freight and excursion train near Green Bay, Wis. Frank Gilomre, a white man, of New Orleans, was lynched by a mob for the criminal assault and brutal murder of a 60-year-old woman. A detachment of 40 Americans were caught in ambush by Filipinos -on the island of Minuanao, with the result that nine were killed and 11 wounded. Five men were killed by a cyclone which visited No Man's Land, Okla homa. The storm swept the country for 60 miles. Thousands of cattle were stampeded and many killed and injured. Joseph Mullet and James Fitzharris, the Irishmen, who served sentences in an English prison for complicity in the Phoenix park murders, and who ar rived at New York, May 27 last, have been deported. An order from Adjutant-Genera Corbin has been received at the Pre sidio, San Francisco, directing that the troops of the Sixth cavalry shall be re cruited to their full war strength. In view of the fact that this organization was ordeied recently to proceed to Manila and the order to recruit to the limit was sent sone time later, the opinion is expressed that the regiment is to be sent to China instead of the Philippines. The recruits will be teleoted from those now at the Presidio. Ninety persons were killed and 372 wounded in the rejent conflict between ! the troops and tenants in the Varna district. Bulgaria. A state of siege has been proclaimed in the districts oi j Varna, Shmala. Tirnova, Rasgrand, Rustchuk and Eistovats. The govern-' ment is anxious to limit the number of newspapers, and has issued string ent regulations as to the qualifications which must be possessed by the editors. By the death of Thomas E. Miaco in New York six theaters and a large fortune are left to his 15-vear-old daughter Edna, hit, sole heir. A monument to Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick has been set up at his birth place, Cornwall, Conn., and it was dedicated on Memorial day. Berlin postal authorities estimate that no fewer than 160,000 postal cards without any addresses at all are mailed in the German empire ereiy year. THE TICKET MADE OP President McKinley Renomi nated at Philadelphia. ROOSEVELT FOR VICE-PRESIDENT Speeches of the Day Were Mad br F oraker, Depew and the K as pire State Governor. Philadelphia, June 23. President McKinley was unanimously renominat ed for president of the United States by the Republican National convention it 1:48 o'clock today, and an hoar and 10 minutes later Governor Roosevelt, of New York, was unanimously' select ed to stand beside him in the coming battle. - Snch unanimous demonstrations In honor of the nominees of a national convention have never before been equaled perhaps in the history of poli tics in this country. It was a love feast, a jubilee, a ratification meeting. There was a fine setting for today 'a spectacular drama. Bright peonies at either end of the stage made two flam ing bits of color. Throughout the vast multitude fans moved ceaselessly to and fro like the wings of a crowd of alarmed gulls beating the air. There were no preliminaries. The wrangle expected over the question of reducing the representation in the South was averted by the withdrawal of ex-Senator Quay's proposition. The great hall became quiet as Senator Lodge, standing before 15,000 eager faces, gavel in hand, announced that nomina tions for president of the United States were in order. The reading clerk ad vanced to the front of the platform. He was about to call the roll of states for the presentation of candidates. When Alabamal was called, a thin, red-whiskered delegate from that state rose and surrenered the first right to speak to Ohio. A flutter of handker chiefs filled the air, and cheer after cheer went up from thedelegates in the pit, as Senator Foraker, of Ohio, strode oward the platform. At the end of a half hours' speech, the senator placed McKinley in nom ination, amid enthrusiasm unbounded. Seconding speeches were made by Theodore Roosevelt, Senator Thurston, John W. Yerkes, an orator from the Blue Grass state, and Governor Mount, of Indiana, but before the latter con cluded the convention was impatient for a vote, and several times tried to how 1 him down. Calling; the Roll. Then the roll of states was called and delegation after delegation rose in solid blocks and cast their votes for McKinley. When Chairman Lodge made the announcement that the presi dent had been renominated for the term beginning March 4, 1901, there was the same wild storm which had been raised by Foraker, and when it was over Roosevelt's nomination for the vice-presidency evoked a succession of similar demonstrations. Lafe Young, who was with Roosevelt in Cuba, nominated him on behalf of the state which had originally came to Philadelphia for Dolliver. His nom ination was seconded by Delegate Mur ray, of Secretary Long's state, and Del egate A ah ton, of Washington, Who came here for Bartlett Tripp. Chaun cey Depew wound up the oratory on behalf of the state whioh declared for Woodruff. Depew 'a speech aroused the most dazzling dreams of the coun try's future. During every pause, the band played but one air, the tune which Colonel Roosevelt had heard in the trenches before Santiago. At 2: 14 o'clock the convention, which had done the unparalleled thing of nominating both the candidates for president and vice-president unani mously, adjourned. Governor Roosevelt drove from the convention hall with Mr. Odell, seated in the rear of an open landau. He lifted his broad-brimed hat to the "con tinuous salvos that greeted him as he passed through the densely paoked street, like a conquering hero fresh from new victories. Tonight the faces of McKinley and Roosevelt are on all the badges, and their names are on every lip. Roberts Found Guilty. Salt Lake, June 23. The jury in the case ot B. H. Roberts, on trial for un lawful cohabitation, returned a verdict of guilty. Roberts, in an agreed state ment of facts put before the jury, ad mitted that he entered into a polyga mous marriage with Maggie B. Shipp and lived with her and his legal wife, Sarah Louisa. It is claimed that Rob erts relies on the supreme court to re verse the verdict on technical grounds. Strikers Wreck a Bridge. Gunnison, Colo., June 23. The Colorado & Southern Railroad Com pany's iron bridge across the Gunnison river, 2 miles above this town, was wrecked by an explosion of giant pow der early ths morning. The explosion is believed to have been caused by sym pathizers with the strikers at the coal mines, to prevent the running of trains to the mines. The animal that first succumbs to extreme cold is the horse. Terrible Tragedy In San Francisco. San Francisco, June 28. Henry E. Pike, a bookkeeper, shot and killed his former wife, and then committed sui cide tonight at the home of Mrs. Pike. Pike left a letter full of abuse of hie former wife, accusing her of many im- ' proprieties. Pike formerly lived at Denver, where he was in the employ of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. He came to this city about eight yean ago. It is thought that his mind waa deranged. REPUBLICAN PLATFORM. Party's Principles Adopted by the Philadelphia Convention. Philadelphia, June 28. The follow ing is the text of the platform adopted by the Republican National convention The Republicans of the United States, through their chosen represen tatives. met in national convention, looking back upon an unsurpassed rec ord of achievement and looking for ward into a great field of duty and op portnnity, and appealing to the judg ment of their countrymen, make these declarations: The expectation in which the American people, turning from the Democratic party, entrusted the power of the United States four years ago to a Republican chief magistrate and a Re publican congress, has been met and satisfied. When the people then as sembled at the polls, after a term of Democratic legislation and adminstru tion, business was dead, industry par' aiyzed and the national credit disas trously impaired. The country's capi tal was hidden away and its labor dis tressed and unemployed. The Demo crats had no other plan with which to improve the ruinous conditions which they had themselves produced, than to coin silver at the ratio of 16" to 1. The Republican party, denoucing this plan as sure to produce conditions even worse than those from which relief was sought, promised to restore prosperity by means of two legislative measures a protective tariff and a law making gold the standard of value. The peo ple, by great majorities, issued to the Republican party a commission to en act these laws. This commission has been executed, and the Republican pledge is redeemed; and prosperity more general and more abundant than we have ever known has followed these enactments. There is no longer any controversy as to the value of any governement obli gations. Every American dollar is a gold dollar or its equivalent, and American credit stands higher than that of any nation. Capital is fully employed, and everywhere labor is profitably occupied. McKinley 's Administration We indorse the administration of William McKinley. Its acts have been established in wisdom and in patriotism, and at home and abroad it has distinctly elevated and extended the influence of the American nation Walking untried paths and facing un forseen responsibilities, President Mc Kinley has been, in every situation, the true American patriot and upright statesman, clear in vision, strong in judgment,' firm in action, always in spiring and deserving the confidence of his countrymen. Sound Money. We renew our allegiance to the prin ciple of the gold standard, and declare our confidence in 'the wisdom of the legislation of the t if ty -sixth congress, by which the parity of all of our money and the stability of our cur rency on a gold basis has been secured. Protection. We renew our faith in the policy ol protection to American labor. In that policy our industries have been estab lished, diversified and maintained. By protecting the home, competition has been stimulated and production cheapened. We commend the policy of the Re publican party in maintaining the effi ciency of the civil service. The ad ministration has acted wisely in its effort to secuie for public service in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippine islands only those whose fitness has been determined by training and experience. We believe that em ployment in the public service in these territories should be confined, as far as practicable, to their inhabitants. Publio movements looking to a per manent improvement of the roads and highways of the country, meet with our cordial approval, and we recom mend this subject to the earnest'eonsid eration of the people and of the legis latures of the several states. We favor the extension of the rural free delivery service whereve its ex tension may be justified. We favor home rule for and the early admission to statehood of the territories of ' New Mexico, Arizona and Okla homa. We favor the construction, owner ship, control and protection of an isth mian canal by the government of the United States. In the interest of our expanding com merce, we recommend that congress create a department of commerce and industries in the charge of a secretary with a seat in the cabinet. We approve the annexation of the Hawaiian islands to the United States. The Philippines. In accepting, by the treaty of Paris, the responsibility of our victories in the Spanish war, the president and the senate won the undoubted approval ol the American people. No other course was possible than to destroy Spain's sovereignty throughout the West Indies and in the Philippine islands. The largest measure of self-government consistent with their welfare and our duties shall be secured to them by law. To Cuba, independence and self-government were assured in the same voice by which war was declared. The Republican party, upon its his tory and upon this declaration of its principles and policies confidently in vokes the considerate and approving judgment of the American people. Portable Sawmill Blew Up. Hamburg, N. Y., June 22. A boiler of a portable steam engine used to pro pel a cawmill exploded near the village of Eden, Erie county, this evening, in stantly killing three men John Flem ing, Alexander Fleming and Bert Mam lnoser. Tacoma will offer a $150 silver cup for a competive drill between the 12 companies of the National Guard, which will celebrate there July 4, I TO INSTANT DEATH Thirty-five People Lost in Georgia Train Wreck. a WAS A DISASTROUS WASII-OUT Tremendous Rains of the Past Weeks the Cause of the Disaster. Twe Atlanta, Ga., June 26. A passenger train on the Macon branch of the southern railway ran into a wash out ne and a half miles north of Mo- Donough last night, and was complete ly wrecked. The wreck caught fire ind the entire train, with the excep tiou of the sleeper, was destroyed. Every person on the train, except the occupants of the Pullman car perished Not a member of the train crew escap ed. Thirty-five people in ell were killed. The train left Macon at 7:10, and was due in Atlanta at 9:40 last night. Mc-Donough station was reached on time. At this point connection is made for Columbus, Ga., and every night the Columbus train is coupled on and hauled through to Atlanta Last night, however, for the first time in many months, the Columbus train was reported two hours late, on ac count of a wash out on that branch, and the Macon train started on to Atlanta without its Columbus connec tion. Tremendous rains, of daily occur rence for the past two weeks, have swollen all streams in this part of the South and several wash outs have been reported on the different roads. Camps creek, which runs into the Ocmulgee, was over its bank and its waters had spread to all the lowlands through which it runs. About a mile and a half north of McDonough the creek comes somewhere near the Southern's tracks, and, running alongside of it for some distance, finally passes away undei the road by a heavy stone cul vert. A cloudburst broke over tha' section of the country about 6 o'cloci last night, and presumably shortly after dark washed out a section of the track nearly 100 feet in length. Into this the swiftly moving train plunged . The storm was still raging and all the car windows were closed. The passengers, secure as they thought, and sheltered comfortably from the in clement weather, went to death with out an instant's warning. The train, consisting of baggage car, a second class coach, first-class coach and a Pullman sleeper, was knocked into kindling wood by the fall. The wreck caught fire in a few minutes after the fall, and all the coaches were burned except the Pullman car. Every person on that train except the occupants of the Pullman car, perished in the dis aster. There was no escape, as the heavy Pullman car weighted down the others, and the few alive in the sleeper were unable to render assistance to their fellow passengers. MACARTHUR'S REPLY. Be Grants the Filipinos Nearly All They Ask For. Manila, June 26. General Mac Arthur has given a formal answer to the Filipino leaders who last Thursday submitted to him peace proposals that had been approved earlier in the day by a meeting of representative insurg ents. In his reply he assured them that all personal rights under the United States constitution excepting trial by jury and the right to bear aims would be guaranteed them. The promoters of the peace movement are now engaged in reconstructing the draft of the seven clauses submitted to General MaoArthur in such a way as to render it acceptable to both sides. The seventh clause, providing for the expulsion of the friars, General MacArthnr rejected on the ground that the settlement of this question rests with the commission headed by Judge Taft. That portion of the Forty-third in fantry which formerly garrisoned tht island of Sainar will proceed to the island of Leyte. giving the garrison there the needed reinforcements. The battalion of the Twenty-ninth infantry which was sent yesterday to Sainar will act as the garrison there. The Ashantee Rebellion. Prahsu, June 26. Sufficient sup plies have at last been collected and the final advance to open communica tion with Kumassi is ready. On the road from Ashantee to Kwabou are three villages where are garrisoned some 7,000 righting men, wno nave practiced the rites of Fetish worship and pledged themselves to help the Ash an tees. Roosevelt to McKinley. Washington, June 25. The follow ing is the text of Governor Roosevelt's message to President McKinley: "New York, June 25. Hon. Wil liam McKinley, Washington, D. C: I appreciate greatly your congratula tions, and am proud to be associated with you on the ticket. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." Birmingham. Ala., June 26. Heavy rains the past few days have done heavy damage. It has rained every day this month in this section, the to tal rainfall since the first o April be ing 24.92 inches. Reports from the farming districts are that the fields have been so soaked with water that the farmers have been unable to do any work for several weeks, and grass is running away with the crops. Cotton has suffered more than any other crop, while fruit and vegetables are rotting. EXCURSION TRAIN ACCIDENT. Eight Killed Outright, One Missing and 54 severely Injured. Green Bay, Wis., Jnne 27. A north bound passenger train on the Chicage & Northwestern Railroad, loaded with excursionists bound for the Saengrefest in this city, collided at 10:15 this morning with a freight train at Depere, five miles south of here. Eight persons were killed and 54 were injured. The accident happened just as the passenger train was pulling into the station . A double header ' freight was backing into a side track, but had not cleared the main track. Those injured were nearly all in the second coach. When the two trains came together the first oar, which was a combination car, was driven through the 'second ooach, where the loss of life occurred. None of the trainmen were injured, the engine crew jumping in time to save themselves. Both engines were badly damaged and two coaches were broken into kindling wood. Of the injured 30 are in a serious condition, and several may not recover. The excursion train was made up at Fond dn Lac and was paoked with peo ple from that city, Oshkosh and Neenah. The first two coaches of the passenger train were telescoped and demolished, few of the passengers escaping injury. Some were killed outright, others were terribly mangled. Others were badly crushed and maimed all hemmed in amid the debris of the wrecked oar. Passengers poured out of the rear coaches, and it was but a moment be fore hundreds of willing workers were busy extracting the unfortunates. Some of the injured were barely alive when they were taken out and died be fore they could be removed. The bodies of Charles Miersa, of Osh kosh, and Edward Koske, of Fond du Lao, were terribly crushed, and could scarcely be recognized. The cause of the accident, so far as has been determined at this time, was due to the freight crew failing to give the passenger the right of way. Late tonight 19 other injured, mak ing a total of 53 hurt, were ' found at different houses in the nighborhood, where they had been taken by friends. Of these the injuries generally consist ed of bruises and dislocations. MADMAN SLEW A FAMILY. He Then Got a Revolver and Faded His Own existence. Cedar Rapids, la., June 27. Charles Mefford. a maniac, today killed James Fitzsimmons, fatally injured Joseph Drake, seriously and possibly fatally injured Mrs. James Fitzsimmons, slightly injured Miss Kate Fitzsim mons, and then ended his own life. Mefford, who is 27 years old, came here from an asylum two years ago, and had never been returned. Late Saturday he became wild, and darted out of his home, a raving maniac. The police tried unsuccessfully to find him. Shortly before 5 o'clook this morning, Regniald Andrews, the janitor at the Old La. lies' Home, was awakened by crashing glass. The next moment Mefford stood before him, stark naked, swinging a neckyoke. "I have murdered a whole family tonight, and I am going to kill you next and then everybody in the home," declared Mefford. With this he at tempted to brain Andrews. The latter choked him into submission. Rushing through the house, Andrews locked the old ladies in their rooms, notified the police, and ran across the street to the home of James Drake tor assistance. AsAndrews and Drake emerged a few minutes later, Mefford, carrying an ax, was seen to plunge through a window in the home of James Fitzsimmons near by. As he entered the room, Mrs. Fitzsimmons uttered a scream, Mefford swung the ax and brought it down toward her head. Her uplifted arm saved her life; the arm was broken in two places, and she suffered a seri ous scalp wound. Mr. Fitzsimmons rushed into the room and grappled with the maniac. Mefford -shook hint off and split his skull with a blow of the ax. Then dashing up stairs, Mefford attacked Miss Kate Fitzsimmons, inflicting a number of severe scalp wounds. When Mefford came down stairs he encountered Drake, struck him on the head with the ax, and, taking Drake's revolver, ran out of the house. After running several blocks he put a bullet into bis left breast, just below the heart. Running on two or three blocks farther he sat down oil the curb stone. Placing the revolver to the center ot his forehead he fired again. He continued to wave the revolver above his head. But just as the first officer grabbed the revolver from be-1 hind. Mefford fell over into the gutter dead. Mrs. A. P. Lowrie, a Presbyterian missionary, who has been stationed at Pao Ting Fu for the last six years, and who has arrived at San Francisco, re ports that on the night of May 16 many native Christians, principally women and children, were murdered by the Boxers while fleeing from Pao Ting Fa toward Tien Tsin. Pekln Legations Mot Injured. Brussels, Juue 23. The Petit Bleu states that telegram was received yesterday by an important Brussls firm from China, saying that Admiral Sey mour's relieving force and the Russian column entered Pekin simultaneously. The legations were reported intact, and all the Belgian residents are said to be safe. The Taquis Again Aggressive. Ortiz, Mexico, June 26. General Torres has divided his forces into two parts and proposes to march against a new stronghold of the Yaquis, located about 60 miles north of Torin. One army of 3,500 men is on the east side of the Yaqui river, and the other army. numbering about 3,000 men, is on the west side. The Indians have become aggressive again. t NEW RELIEF COLUMN British Join Allied Forces Near Tien Tsin. ANOTHER ASSAULT IMMINENT Foreign Officials at Shanghai Believe the Worst Has Happened to the Legations at Pekln. London, June 27. The British eruiser Terrible has arrived at Che Foo from Taku, with the latest news, which is as follows: "Eight hundred sikh and 200 Welh fusiliers have effected a junction with the American, German and Russian forces which had been cut off by the Chinese about nine miles from Tien Tsin. It was proposed to deliver an assault upon the Chinese forces at Tien Tsin last night." "Foreign official opinion here," says a dispatch from Shanghai to the Daily Express, dated yesterday, "in cline to the beUei that the worst has happened to the legations at Pekin and to Admiral Seymour. Even if the legations were safe Jnne 14, there is no guarantee that they are safe now. The situation, in fact, grows more and more gloomy. The entire absence of reliable news from the capital seems to justify the worst construction which can be put upon it. , "Bad news comes from Yan Rung, where the unrest is said to be growing hourly. Viceroy Liu Kin Yih has tele graphed the British authorities that he has ordered the five Chinese cruisers, which have been lying off the harbor there, to proceed to Nankin." "General Ma's army' says a corre spondent at Shan Hai Kan, "consist ing of 45,000 men, left a week ago for Pekin, and General Sung Ching'a troops, numbering 2,500, left for the same place June IS. "A careful estimate of the number and armament of the Chinese troops around Pekin puts the total at 860,000, and it is calculated that these troops possess 227 centimeter Creusot guns, 18 Krupps and 150 Maxims. Their supply of ammunition is practically in exhaustible. It has been mainly sup plied by a German firm at Carlwitz." Another Shanghai dispatch says: "Li Ping Heng, ex -governor of Shan Tnng, who is intensely anti-foreign, has gone to the Kiang Yin forts, on the Yangtse. He has declared his inten tion of resisting the landing of British forces in that region." Extensive preparations by the allies are going forward. The first regiment of British India's 10.000 men embarked at Calcutta yesterday, and 883 . more marines received orders to go out from English ports. The British war office, in anticipation of a prolonged cam paign, is contracting for winter cloth ing and fur caps. The Amur army corps, ordered out by Russia, numbers 52,100 men, with 84 guns. Japan purposes to land 15, 000 men on Chinese territory within a fortnight. Among the minor military preparations, the Portuguese governor of Macae, island of Macao, at the southwest entrance of Clinton river, is sending arms to the Portuguese con cession. The Germans in Hong Kong have cabled Emperor William to ask if they may serve in the local forces in defense of Hong Kong. A million rounds left Hong Kong yesterday for Taku by the British steamer Hailong. The Shanghai correspondent of the Times sends the following under yes terday's date: "A military correspondent at Taku says the operations of the allies are suffering from .want of a recognized head, defective organization and the lack of transport." A RESTRAINING ORDER. St. Iouls Strikers Must Mot Interfere With Mall Cars. St. Louis, June 27. Judge Elmer B. Adams, of the United States district court, today granted a temporary in junction in the case of W. D. Mahon and all members of Division No. 1311 of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes of America, restraining them from interfering in any way with the running of mail cars over the lines of the St. Louis Transit Company. None of the defendants were present. They were represented by W. S. Anthony, while District At torney Hitchcock and Rosier acted for the government. In summing up the contents of the affidavits presented, Mr. Anthony de clared that it was not shown that any of the defendants named had been guilty of lawlessness. "On the con trary," he added, "the strike leaders and all the members of the Street Rail way Men's Union have counselled law and order. The Transit Company is not responsible, perhaps, for the un settled conditions whioh existed. It is the union men who have been made to suffer and bear the brunt of all the disturbances. The president of the nnion, Mr. Patterson, is dying in the hospital as the result of being stabbed by an assassin." The London, England, Times says: "England, with 500 years of license, is the worst liquor cursed nation in the world." 1 California Wheat for Peru. Lima, Pern, via Galveston, June 27. I An excellent impression has been made by the announcement that in ad dition to the 50,000 tons of California wheat which has just arrived at Cal lao, as equal quantity is on the way to Peru. I Manitoba Craps Failed. Winnipeg. Manitoba, June 27. Of 1,800,000 acres of wheat, 1,000,000 acres will never be oat. Rains can.