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THE MORNIN4J NEWS.
Established ISSO. - ncorporated 15S8
J. H. ESTILL. President.
time for energetic action.
GOVERNMENT OPENLY SYMPATHI
ZES WITH BITERS.
qen. Nieh Censured itor Attacking:
Tlicin—All the Ponrrs Pretiaring
to Land More Tret p in Cliiun,
Though the Tsnng Li Vnoien Pro
tests— Husain to Act' With a High
Hand Nashville anti Monocucy
Sent to Admiral Ke
London, June 9 —The situation in China
to-night appears distinctlji graver.
The destruction o£ a Russian clApal at
Tung Tingan has provi<’ed Russia with
the desired pretext to land' mote Hoops.
The dispatch from St. Petersbuig this
afternoon that the government is resolv' and,
if the dangerous situation in China con
tinues. to take immediate military action
to repress the ami-foreign movement, at
the some time declaring that it has no
intention of disassociating itself from the
joint action of the Powers, may he re
garded as a semi-official utterance, mean
ing that If there is any hesitancy on the
part of the Powers Russia will act alone.
All reports agree that the Boxer move
ment is spreading. The report is confirm
ed that the French agencies at Mcng Tse
and Yun Nan Uu have been compelled to
retire, and this shows that the ferment
has reached Southwestern China and l as
provoked France into taking active steps.
Sir Claude MacDonald, British minister
at Pekin has .wired the British consul at
Shanghai .confirming the reported out
rages, and the fact that the throne ar.d
the government have been actuated by
a sferet Sympathy with the Boxer move
ment, which the government has ample
power to suppress if it so desired. His dis
patch. however, is in no way of an alarm
The latest Tien Tstn dispatches saying
that the Dowager Empr.ss has appointed
anti-foreign generals with the pre ended
mission to suppress the Boxers, makt-s it
Impossible to coubt that the time has ar
rived for energetic action.
It is expected that the British govern
ment will utilize the Chinese regiment,
which has been in training at Wei Hal
Wei as it would be dangerous to remove
the garrison from Hong Kong at the
China Entered a Protest.
A areeial dispatch from Shanghai dated
June 9, says;
"The Tsurg L) Yamen has protested to
the ministers against the presence of such
a large number/ of foreign forces, assert
ing that it cannot te only for the protec
tion of the legations, but for the estab
lishment of a garrison in the capita 1 of
an independent friendly state. The an
swer which the foreign ministers reiuined
to this protest is unknown.
The American mission at Pei Tang
Chow was destroyed yesterday, but the
missionaries fled to a place of safe'y.
"U is repotted that the Viceroy of Chi
ld has resigned.
"it is p oposed to bring Td Hung Charg
back frCrrt the south, but Pi inch Kang Yi
proposes to give the post to the'infamous
Id Ping Htug, the former governor of
"Pae Ting Fu is burning. The Tien T*in
Railway has finally ceas and to b:- oner .ted.
All the Englirh missionaries are encamp
ed )nslde the legation.”
.Nashville Sent to KelllpiY.
June 9.-—Admiral Remey
informs the navy department that tne
gunboat Nashville, with a force of murines
aboard, left Cavite yesterday for Taku.
She is a light draft gunboat of the same,
tjpe as the Helena, and it is presumed
that she is sent in place of the latter.
The Monocacy at Shanghai has also
been ordered to join Admiral Kempff at
It i understood at the navy department
that the.. Nashville was dispatched to
Taku by Admiral Remey, in place of the
Helena which was originally selected for
that purpose, but was probably unavail
able or absent from Manila. She should
b< at Taku about the latter part of next
In view of the length of time required
by rtie Nashville to make the trip to Taku
It is fortunate that the navy department
has other reinforcements at hand in the
shape of vessels at Shanghai. This force
i only about three days' distant from
Taku and only about half the time would
be required for the vesfKs at Shanghai
to make the trip to Tien Tsin, that would
he consumed by the Nashville.
The naVy department has sen# instruc
tions to the commander of the Monocacy
at Shanghai to report to Admiral Kempff
• t Taku, and that vessel is already on her
way. Though an old ship, the Monocacy
is admirably adapted to this kind of ser
vice, drawing only nine feet of water, and
carrying a very good secondary battery.
Her personnel is twelve officers and 146
The Castlne and Yorklown also are at
Shanghai and can be drawn upon, accord
ing to Admiral Remey's dispatch, by Ad
miral Kempff if he wants more men.
These vessels are of 1,000 and 1,700 tons
displacement, respectively, with batteries
about the same as the Nashvilfe. The
Castlne's personnel is eleven officers and
-i2 men; the Y'orktown's, fourteen officers
and Igl men.
Conger'# Report la Gloomy.
Minister Conger's dally report was
even less encouraging than usual. In his
cablegram to Secretary Huy this morn
ing. he said that the situation was unim
proved; that the burning of railroad
plant* continues, and that owing to the
Inertness of the Chinese troops, it will
*>e necessary to employ foreign troops lo
protect the railways.
The state department has not and ented it
necessary to send any specific authoriza
tion lo Mr. Conger to employ the United
States naval forces at Tien Tsin and Pe
kin in guarding the Chinese railways,
and he Is free to exercise Ills own discre
tion in that respect.
The state department officials felt that
the action ialten by the navy department
In the dispatch of naval vessels to the
scene of trouble and the landing of naval
fortes, represents all that can he done,
or, at leash all that should be done by
the United States nt this moment. The
department remains unshaken in its at
tl'ude, and while willing to work on par
allel lines with the other Powers to re
store peace In China, insists on retain
ing Us Independence of action.
When attention was directed to the
probability that the United States naval
force* ashore at Tien Tstn might be
called upon to join with the foreign naval
contingents In the defense of the town
or the railroad It was pointer! out that
tills action would be purely military and
would not constitute joint action from a
political point of view.
Great Foreign Interest.
The foreign embassies and legations In
Washington are Intensely Interested In
the developments In China and nppllevio s
are frquent at the State DeptrUnent from
them for the latest news as to g -
tng on There is alto a strong e’ej re . n
the part of these diplomats, probably
based on something broader than personal
cutloaity. to laarn what ara the Inten
tion* of the United States government.
It appeara that the State Department
ha* dealt frankly with such Inquiries, and
ha* made no concealment of Its policy of
noo-Interfere nee beyond a point necessary
to protect American Ufa and property. It
~v . .
is deemed entirely proper, however, lo
move nlong the same lines as ihoee al
lowed by ISuropean nations toward tie
accomplishment of this object, so that,
where there are no entangling under
standings or alliances, all the substantial
results of joint action may be achieved.
VICEROY F.llOItS FOREIGNERS.
Twenty Native l liristians Killed and
a Ton ii Uurncd.
Tien Tsin. June 9.—The viceroy of Yulu
has memoralized the throne, earnestly re
questing the government to allow the for
eign poweis to use the railioad, pointing
oui that otherwise serious trouble is una
Tung Chow, thirteen mile3 from Pekin,
was burned Friday. Twenty native Chris
tians were Killed. The foreigners at Fekin
Jt is leported that all the missionaries
have been ordered in, as the Boxer move
ment is spreading and has reached
Si province, ihe seat of the Pekin syndi
cate concessions. The German warship
Heriha has arrived at Taku.
All hope has been abandoned of rescuing
the five Belgian engineers and one woman.
It is said that the Gen. Nieh Si Chong
was officially ordered to protect the rail
road and to disperse the Boxers without
violence, and that he has been severely
censured for killing over aOO of them and
burning three villages. About 1,500 of his
iroofjs have, returned to Lupai and more
of them are returning there.
It is sail that the anti-foreign generaT,
Tung Fu Siang, of Kan Su, ar.d Gen.
Sung Chin have been ordered to disperse
the Boxers if there is any further trouble.
Chinamen who walked from Machov
Pu bring reports that the railway track
from Huang Tsun to Lofa, a distance of
thiity-three miles, has been destroved.
Every br.dge and all the stations have
be r n burned.
The Boxers are work ng towards Tien
Tstn. The viceroy of Yu Lu granted the
Biitish officials a sy>ec'al train to proceed
over the Pekin line as far as possible. The
train left with Lieu*. Wright, C. W.
Campbell of the consular service, four
British engineers ard eleven French
troojs with a machine eun. It arrived
here Fiiday night. A home, guard has
been formed to br ng in the women aid
children in c.'.se of an attack.
A PRESBYTERIAN REPORT.
Ilow tlie Boxers Pillaged tlie Mis
tsinnft ut Lin Cluing.
>iew York, June 9 —The first detailed re
port of the doings of the Boxers was re
ceived by the Presbyterian Board to-day
in a letter from Rev. Horace W. Hould
ing of the South China mission at Lin
Chang, province of Shan Tung. He quotes
a letter to United Siate-s Minister Conger
by Dr. Arthur S. Smith as follows:
“The Boxers appeared at the village in
a force represented as 100 and 200. of whom
perhaps thirty were cavalry. They divid
ed into squads, one party making for our
chapel and schoolhouse, the doors of which
they broke in and proceeded to loot the
place, carrying off everything, pulling out
the window frames and burning them with
the doors for fuel. A commodious house,
owned by the mission and used as our
headquarters, was also looted and wreck
“One party pillaged the house of the
helper. The members of the family es
caped over the wall, a pupil in our girls’
school having a narrow' Escape
from capture. A large sum of
money end a great quantity of household
effects w ere carried art ay."
POWERS WILL HAVE TO ACT.
Conclusive Proof of Government
Sjmpfltli? for iSoxero.
Tien Tsin. Friday. June 8 —ln view of
the conclusive confirmation of imperial
connivance in t he Boxer movement, fur
nished by an edict published to-day, de
nouncing Gen Nieh SI Chong, for killing
some of the rioters, the strongest possi
ble action of the Powers, it i* asserted
here, con alone remedy die situation which
has assumed the gravest aspect.
The edict is t ouched In such term* t hat
it leaves no doubt of ihe deep sympathy
of the throne with the Boxers, who ore
described as “good citizens."
Besides denouncing Gen. Nieh for kill
ing th* Boxers, the edict orders him to
return with his troops to Lupai. eighty
miles from the scene of the disturbances.
Ii is claimed here that the first step
of the Powers for the preservation of
foreign life and property, ought to be the
assumption of control of the railroad to
FRANCE LANDS MORE MEN.
China Seem* Power lew* to Protect
Paris. June 9.—An official not© just is
“Admiral Courrejoulles, at Taku, has*
sent a fresh detachment of fifty men to
A cable dispatch from Yun Nan Sen.
dated Thursday evening, says the agita
tion against foreigners is such that the
viceroy has announced that he is powe les9
to protect them. The French consul at
Lang Chow, M. Francois, has been warn
ed of the situation ai Pekin and has
gone to Tonquin, with all the agents end
missionaries. The French consul at Mong
Tse has done the same.
The Chinese government h<is in
formed that it will he held responsible lor
the security of French citizens, but if
necessary FranJh will protect them.
WILL ACT ENERGETICALLY.
ItuNsin Determined to Reprc*s Anil-
St. Petersburg, June 9.—lt is declared
here that the government is tirm’y re
solved, if the da-gerou.s situation in China
continues to take immediate energetic
military action to repress the anti-fore gn
movement. At the same time the govern
ment has no intention of disassociating
itself from the joint action of the poweis.
RUSSIANS AT TIEN TSIN.
About .VM? C o**ni*kn Are Ready to
Shanghai, June 9.—A dispatch from Tien
Tsin. dated Friday, June R. say® 'OO Rus
sian troops are about to land there.
The dispatch adds that Fung Chow h •
been burned, but that the mlssionarLa
Had Many Ml*iinnarlc There.
New York. June 9.—The Presbyterian
Missionary Board received yesterday a
cablegram from Dr John W. Henry in
China, raying: “Still danger." This is
taken to indicate mat no serious depre
dations have been made os yet by the
Boxer®. Presbyterians’ board had
fifty-eight American missionaries in the
Shan Tung province.
Heavy Destruction by Fire.
Hamburg. June 9.—A fire in the oil re
fining and saltpeter district this after
noon destroyed property t 6 the value of
4,000,C00 marks, including meny dwellings.
SAVANNAH. GA.. SUNDAY. JUNE 10. 1900.
IT DISGUSTED THE BRITISH.
lIfePORT OF BOER ACTIVITY IN
ORANGE RIVER COLONY.
Foret of 2,000 Boer, Opera tin*
North of Kroonatad, Said to Have
Cat Roberts’ Telegraphic Com
munication—Gen. Kelly-Keany la
After Them—lndications That Ihe
Boers Intend to Keep Ip a Gnerll
London. June 10.—London is somewhat
disgusted at the "disagreeable activity”
manifested by the Boers In the Orange
River Colony, in cutting Lord Roberts'
telegraphic communication at Roodeval,
north of Kroonstad.
As yet there is no Indication whence
came the strong body of 2,000 Boers that
has arrived at Roodeval. unless It is the
force mentioned in a recent Boer dispatch,
as having started from Standerton with
this very object In view.
Apparently the authorities on the spot
regord the situation, at least, as tem
porarily serious, as they are not only re
inforcing Ihe garrison at Kroonstad, but
are sending up troops from the lines of
communication In Cape Colony.
Roodeval Is a fairly strong position,
thirty-five miles north of Krconjtad,
capable of giving Gen. Kelly-Kenny trou
ble should the federals elect to dispute Its
possession, as Gyn. Kelly-Kenny cannot
be overburdened with cavalry, with which
to threaten the burgher line of retreat.
The news somewhat discounts the flat
tering deductions the Britishers have been
extracting from Lord - Roberts’ silence, as
it indicates that the menace of the Boetu
to carry on a prolonged guerilla warfare
is no empty threat, and that President
Steyn Is still capable of creating serious,
if only temporary, trouble.
A parliamentary return Issued this morn
ing shows that thirty-six members of the
House of Lords, and twenty-eight mem
bers of the House of Commons are serv
ing with the British troops in South Af
AdYioes from Cape Town say the opinion
prevails there that the Boer supplies of
ammunition and food will not iufflee to
enable them to prolong the struggle in
the Lyndenburg district for more than
eight weeks. Cape Town also anticipates
that the Boers will be seriously harassed
by the Kaffirs.
BOERS ARE NEAR KROONSTAD.
Kelly-Kenny Struck a Body of Them
About 15,000 Strong:.
London, June 9.—Geq. Forestier-Walker
cables to the war office from Cape Town,
under date of June 8, as follows:
“Kelly-Kenny, at Bloemfontein, reports
that the telegraph has been cut at Roo
deval, north of Kroonstad, by a body of
Boers estimated to be 2,000 strong, with
six field guns. He is sending strong re
inforcements to Kroonstad. and I am re
inforcing from Cape Colony. I hope the
interiuption will be only temporary.”
IVBMBLI’ VIEW OF TlfS WAR.
ll* Expected President Krugrer |*
Omaha, Neb,, June 9—Envoy Weasels,
who arrived in Omaha to-night, *ald of the
latest war news:
"Well, that is just what we have ex
pected. Gen. Buller may be In a position
to take command of Laing's Nek. My
countrymen are retreating steadily toward
the more hilly country, where the country
will be more favorable to them. The war
is by no means over. President Kruger's
retreat from Pretoria is evidence of that.
If he and my people had intended giving
up. he would have remained there and
have surrendered. It was never the inten
tion to hold Pretoria against a strong at
Offered to Surrender.
London, June 9—A special dispatch from
Durban. Natal, says the Beers at Lang's
Nek, after an action fought Thursday,
June 7, offered to surrender conditionally,
but G<n. Buller replied that their surren
der must be unconditional.
Boers’ Reply to Bailer.
Ingogo, June 9 —Tile Boers have replied
in rather curt terms to Gen. Buller's pro
posal that if they wish to surrender it
must be unconditionally, and an artillery
due! is now proceeding.
Grottier at Lorenzs Mnrqnee.
Lorenzo Marquez. June 9 —Plef Grobler,
(lie Transvaal under-secretary of sta'e
for foreign affairs, has arrived here,
ROOM FOR MORE CADETS.
Pitch Senator May Sow Have One
for 'West Point.
Washington, June 9.—A circular letter
was addressed to ea.ch member,of the
Senate by the Secretary of War yester
day, inviting him to nominate a candidate
for appointment as cadet from hla state
at large, and an alternate under the new
low. In. case a senator falls to nominate
a cadet, and alternate before July 10, the
appointment will be made by the Pres
ident, who will reserve these places for
the sons of officers, who have distinguish
ed themselves in the Civil War. the Span
ish W r ar, and the war in the Philippines.
MADE BISHOP OF COLIMBLS.
Ilev. Henry Moeller's Appointment
Announced From Rome.
Rome, June 9.—The Rev. Henry Moeller,
secretary and chancellor of the archdio
cese of Cincinnati, has been appointed
bishop of Columbus, O.
The Rev. Henry Moeller was born In
Cincinnati In IM9 and was one of the first
students in the American College at Rome.
He was formerly pastor at Bellefontalne,
0., and professor at St. Mary's Seminary.
In 1879 he was secretary to Bishop Cha
A BANKRUPTCY PRECEDENT.
alining Companies Held Not Nnbjrrt
to tlie Law.
Kansas City, June 9.—A precedent In
bankruptcy proceedings was established
In the Federal Court here to-day when
Judge Corland ruled that companlea en
gaged principally In mining are not sub
ject to the law. Inasmuch, as they are
not “engaged principally In manufactur
ing. publishing, trading or mercantile pur
suits,” as a section of the law provides
must be the occupation of persons, com
panies or corporations to be subject to
Dekkrr KtlTed Himeelf.
New York, June Harry Dekksr a
wallknown promotar of Waatarn railroad
properties, shot and klllad himself to-night
In hla apartments In (hla city. While the
nature of the wound Indicates . suicide
other circumstances point to an accident.
OAPTI RE OF PIO DEL PILAR.
He Was One of Ihe Most Active of
the Rebel Leaders.
Washington, June f.—Gen. MacArthur
has cabled the following report of the
capture of Gen. Pilar:
"Manila, June 9, 1900— Nat. vs poli-e
captured Insurgent Gen. Plo del Pilar this
morning. He was found lurking in the
neighborhood of San Pedro Macati.
Gen. Schwan's estimate of the import
ance of Ihls news is contained in this
“The capture of Gen. Plo del Pilar, ca
bled by Gen. MacArthur this rooming, is
a most Important one. Pilar was regard
ed as one of the most active and uncom
promising of the rebel chieftains He
succeeded in withdrawing his troops to
the mountains and elud.ng the several
columns that were sent out to destroy
him. It was difficult to keep track of
his movements and he frequently aos
reported as being at a number of places
a! the same time. That his capture Ims
Upen effected by the native police of Ma
rtha, a. body numbering some 400, evi
dences afresh the loyalty of these men
to the American cause, so often impugn
ed both by Americans and Filipinos. '
CAUGHT BY NATIVE POLICE.
Pilar Was Larkins Aroond the Out
skirts of Manila.
Manila, June 9.—Gen. Plo del Pilar, the
most aggressive and most persistent of the
Filipino leaders, who was captured last
night, as previously cabled to Ihe Asso
ciated Press, was made a prisoner at
Guadaloupe, six miles east of Manila, by
some of the Manila native police.
Upon Information received that Pio
del Pilar was to be at a certain house.
Capt. Lara and twelve policemen proceed
ed In a launch to Guadaloupe, where, aid
ed by a detachment of the twenty-first
infantry, they surrounded the house, cap
tured the general and brought him to
Manila this morning, where he was pos
itively Identified before the provost mar
WERE CAUGHT IN AMBI'SH.
Captain Severely Hounded anil Two
Manila. June 9—A detachment of the
Forty-fifth Infantry, scouting near Dact,
province of Camarlnas del Norte, were
ambyshed May 29 and Capt. Albert Stein
hauser was wounded three times, two
privates were killed, eight wounded, and
one private is missing.
The insurgents loss is reported to be
WU4 PE THE WORK OF YEARS.
Bat Otis Says We Mast Give Filipi
nos a Good Goerrameal.
Rochester, N. Y., June 9—(Jen. Otis
arrived here to-day and in an interview
"It will be tha work of years to give
the Filipinos a stable government. Insure
parsons i safety and so* that vested prop
erty rights shall be protected. What can
SO do With the Islands except to keep
Them? We have got them. There they
are 6n our hands. It certainly never
would do to leave them to the mercy of
bands of marauders and rofcbers, nor to
be dismembered by the nations of Eu
rope. The nations of Europe ihemselves
do not wish such a thing to happen."
At the opening of hostilities, Gen. Otis
says, Agulnaldo had 40,000 stand of arms,
but at the present time more than half
of this number, and all his artillery ha?
been either captured by or surrendered
to the American forces. He declares that
the remaining opposition are remnants of
Aguinaldo’s army who do not wish to go
to work, but prefer to rob the people.
SIXTH CAVALRY WILL GO.
Ordered to San Francium to Em
bark for Manila.
1 Washington, June 9.—Orders were Issued
at the war department to-day for the
first squadron of the Sixth Cavalry, con
sisting of headquarters and Companies A,
B, C and D. and > the third squadron of
Ihe fame regiment, consisting of Com
panies I, K, L and M, to proceed without
delay to San Francisco for transporta
tion to the Philippines on the first avail
So far these are the only troops select
ed for service in the Philippines under
the plans of bringing home Ihe entire 31.-
Ortrt volunteers and of maintaining the reg
ular army in the Philippines at a strength
of 40,000 men.
Commoted Their Sentences.
Washington. June 9 Gen. Otis com
muted to twenty years Imprisonment the
sentence of three natives convicted by a
military commission of murdering Quar
termaster Sergt. Albert Vortie, Company
K, Thirty-ninth Volunteer Infantry, in
the province ef Batangas, Feb. 2, and
smteneed to death. Gen. O Is be ieved the
accused were Influenced lo commit the
cr.me by local guerll'a ch efa
HANNA WILL BE CHAIRMAN.
Thl* I* Stated on What la Consider
ed High Authority.
Washington. June 9.—lt Is stated on
high authority that Senator Hanna will
succeed himself as chairman of the Re
publican National Committee, and will
conduct the coming campaign. The only
thing which can change this programme,
It Is sold, Is some change for the worse
In the Senator's health.
Senator Hanna and Secretary Dick had
a long conference with the President to
day about political matters In general. Mr.
Dir k will go to Philadelphia next Monday
and Senator Hanna will arrive there on th*
The President had a large number of
callers to-day, among them Senators Ma
son, •Allison, Lodge and Spooner, and Rep
Fall State Ticket Nominated, Head
ed by J. R. Wiley.
Denver, Col.. June 9.—The Prohibit'on
State Convention, In session here, has
nominated a full state ticket, headed by
J. R. Wiley for governor.
The platform holds the President of th*
United States "respogftble for the dls- i
grace brought Upon this country by th-'
establishment of drunker!** In the Prll
ipplne Island* and Porto Rico and Cuba. '
Mnrdered By Mexicans.
Phoenix, Art*., June —News reached
her* yesterday of th* murder probably,
by a gang of Mexican desperado*, of Ol
son and Stewart, proprietor*- of a store
•t * New River station, thlrty-dlv* miles
north of her* yesterday. The store was
robbed. Several po**e* are following the
ST. LOUIS WANTS SOLDIERS.
GOVERNOR \SKUD TO FALL Oil
THE STATE TROOPS.
Sheriff Foblmnn Say* He Bln® Ex
hausted All the Means nt Ills Com
mand. In I liable to Cope With the
Mtuattou—Bcllevcd That All tlie
State MU it iu Will Be Ordered Out.
No Outbreak Reported Yesterday.
St. Louis, June 9 Gov. Stephens, Brig.
Gen. H. C. Clark. Adjt. Gen. M. F. Bell,
of the Missouri National Guard, police
officials, and a committee of citizens, who
held a conference last night, with a view
of calling out the militia to suppress dis
order in connection with the street, rail
way strike, were close ted again to-day
at police headquarters.
The feature of the meeting was the pre
sentation to the Governor of a formal
written request by Sheriff Pohlman, to
call out the militia, as follows:
“As sheriff of the city of St. Louis. I
desire to inform you that there now ex
ists In this city, a condition of tumult.
Acts of violence and disorder are of daily
occurrence. I have summoned to my as
sistance a large posse, and have ex
hausted every means at my command,
but tlie civil authorities are unable to
cope with the situation. All other means
bring exhausted. 1 respectfully call upon
you. and request that the National Guard
of Missouri,* be called out. In numbers
sufficient to restore order, and prevent
further acts of violence.”
The Governor left soon afterward Gens.
Bell and Clark said positively that they
have not vet received any definite orders.
If the militia l. called put, it Is likely
that the entire National Guard of the
state, comprising lour regiments and a
battery, will be pressed into service.
More cars were in operation to-day than
at any time since the strike began, but
the service was not complete, by any
Sheriff Pohlman'? posses of nearly 2.<Ko
men continues to guard the property of the
stieet car company.
Gov. Stephens departed for Jefferson
City later in the day, thus dissipating the
idea that he would ca’.l out the state mi
litia. He advised increasing the car serv
ice at night, and this plan was adopted
Up to 10 o’clDck the cars were running on
regular schelule, and no outbreaks had
A communication w'hich ex-Gort. Stone,
counsel for the striker?. delivered o
Nathan Frank, chairman of the Citizens’
Committee, to-day, practically terminated
all negotiations between the St. Louis
Transit Company and the strikers.
DISAVOW ED RESPONSIBILITY.
Stoto Department's Action in the
• Case of tlie Grlgebys.
Washington, June 9—The state depart
ment has disavowed res onsl 11 ty for the
action of Consular Agent Viasco, at La-
Par, Mex , anil Capt. Fie ds, of the Rarg
er, In Interfering wi h the local magis
trate at LaPaz. In the effort to hasten the
trial of one of the two Gtlgsbys, an Amer
ican business firm at LaPaz, on a charge
of malicious pSKrcuTlcn.
The Grigsbys Were prr sect ted by a d:s
ebarped employe, a nrt v>, for mallei us
persecution, and the case is pending be
fore the Mexican coor s. The American
i ffielals abooe rtf?rr and to. addr ssed a
written request to the magistrate to be
furnished with the recced in the easy As
the Mexican government had alreadv
shown a commendable disposition to ac
cede to all proper representations from
M nisttr Clayton lesorctlng thl* case,
which was running smoo hly in the dtplo
malic channels. Ihe action of the naval
captain and the consu ar agvnt was re
garded as unwarranted, and they have
been admonished against a repec'itien of
the offense. The Mexican government is
entirely satisfied wi ll the prompt act on
of the state department In the matter.
REPORTS ON THE CENSUS.
Many Have Been Sent In From the
Large t itles.
Washington, June 9.—lt has been report
ed to the director of the census that com
plete returns have been made from 175
enumeration districts, principally in New
York and other large cities.
The entire enumerailon of the large cities
will be finished by the middle of this
month, and as soon as they can be cheek
ed and tabulated the results will be made
An enumerator in the Indian Territory
has Informed Director Merrlam that cer
tain Indians there refuse to reply to ques
tions Contained In the census schedule.
The director advised him to let the mat
ter drop as an effort to compel the In
dians to reply would probably lead to se
NAAS A TRAIN ROBBER, TOO.
Flnhbeck Identified by a Missouri
Pact tic Man.
Kansas City, June 9.—J. W. Flshbeek,
the man who robbed the cigar stand In
the Coates House lobby of *1,500 In dia
monds and money, was to-day positively
identified as the leader of the gang that
held up the passengers on a Missouri Pa
cific sleeping car at Nearman, Kan., on
the night of Dec. 19. last. The Identifica
tion was made by E. W. Stewart, trav
eling accountant of the Missouri Pacific
EX-GOV. OATES KILLED NEGRO.
The Negro Had Jnst Shot and Killed
Montgomery, Ala., June 9.—Ex-Gov. W.
C. Gates shot and killed a negro man at
hla residence In this city to-night.
Gen. Oates heard a pistol shot In his
kitchen, nnd on Investigating found hla
cook lying dead, killed by a negro.
The negro, whose name is not known,
started towards the Governbr, pistol In
hand. Not paying any attention to warn
ings not to advance, Gov. Oates shot and
TWO KILLED FROM A MIII SH.
Father and Son Killed hy Unknown
Mobile, Ala., June 9.—Near Hal's Lake,
e'gh een miles aouthwtst of Jackson. Ala.,
on Friday evening. John Overstreet, a
prcmln-nt planter, and his young son were
riddled with hu-kshot by some me In
ambush on the roadside. The father died
instantly. The son 1 vrd long enough to I
tell who he thought the assassin to be. I
Unknown Man Murdered.
Cincinnati, June 9 —Detective* hav* a
faint clu to tha ldantliy of the unknown
man murdered at Ludlow, Ky., yesterday.
In hla pocket wee found a letter .latel
Houston, Tex . Feb. 21. H9B, signed by th*
genartl superintendent of th* Mitiour:.
Kansas and Text* Railway, recommend
ing th* bearer, W. J. Clark, *s a *ober,
faithful brakeman. They also found a
miner’* union card with the name David
id. Collin* on U.
MAY LYNCH THE NEGROES.
Askew and Rhm Seem Doomed to
Die by \ iolence.
Miss asippl City.* Mlsa., June 9.—Concern
ing the negroes believed to be guilty of
the murd r and outrage of the Winter
st in chi and. Askew, whose life seems
charmed. Is doomed *to die by violent
hands, and Russ will. In all
meet the same fate.
The strorg guard placed on ih:> jail last
n'fjnt led e ery one to believe that the
s lerifT Intituled to de end the prlscn ra
in the jail, and the ruse worked well. The
talk of lynching the negroes grows bold*
er with ea h succeeding day.
Ti.e officers have not b< en able to se ure
any further evidence, but the ina.or.ty of
the citizens now seem satisfied that As*
kew is th“ guilty hue. There is not so
much certainty expressed as to Russ. Tne
lynchers, t, is believed, have their plans
be Ur laid to-night and any moment may
bring news of tne success of their efforts.
WILL PFODABLY BE LYNCHED.
Murderer Locuteil by a Body of
New Orleans. June 9 —A large of
citizens is reported to have located Noah
Pritchard, the negro murderer of Ralph
Marler, at East Feliciana.
Pritchard, it is reported, led hit pur
suers a bloody chase, having shut and
fatally wounded Forest Yilleiett. one of
the posse. The sheriff of West Feliciana
was also wounded.
Pritchard probably will be lynched.
The latest news to-night is that ihe ne
gro is surrounded near Baker. An im
mense meeting of iliizcns from several
parishes was held at Devall to-night. Be
fore the close of the meeting several no
torious negroes were publicly whipped
and one was killed. A crowd of men
will arrive here some time during the
night. If is said they intend to cross the
river and join the party near Baker.
NEGRO ASSAILANT LYNCHED.
He Had Forced an Entrance <o
Room of Two Young Girin,
Columbus. Ga., June 9 —Simon Adams,
a negro twenty years of age, was lynched
Just outside the city limit® this morning.
He was strung up by a chain and his
body, after being riddled with bullets, was
thrown into the river.
Adams last night forced an entrance
into a room in the residence of E. H. Al
mond. who lives ten miles from Columbus,
and attempted to assault his two daugh
ters. Their screams aroused Mr. Aimvnl,
who found the negro hiding in a dose,-.
Adams was started for Columbus, but be
fore reaching there, was captured by a
■ . ■ <■— T -
Statement Made That Revolution Ik
New Orleans. June 9.—The Colombian
consul, Alfonso del Gado, received to*day
an official dispatch from hlk government,
signed by Gen. L. Segovia, commander
ln-chlef of the Colombian govrrtunfrtal
forces throughout th* district in which It
located Ihe toyn of Sabsnalarga, giving
detailed information of the battle which
look place at that town on the last flay
of April; also of the battle of Labrlja,
on May 17. The bulletin Is the first au
thentic. Information given- out by the Co
lombian government relative to these bat
Mr. del Gado's dispatches reiterate the
statement previously repeatedly made, by
the Colombian government that the revo
lution is now practically at an end. They
also state that fully 1,200 prisoners were
captured fromwhe rebels at the last great
battle at Lnbrija and several hundred at
the battle of Sabanalarga. The slaugh
ter. it is stated, in both of these conflicts,
was considerable, but no figures are
JEALOUSY LED TO A M'URDEII.
One Woman Practiced Shooting In
Order to Kill Another.
Syracuse, N. Y.. June 9—Mrs. James
Small shot and killed Mrs. Lou Ostrander
in Baldwinsville. eight miles from her*,
to-day, as the result of Jealousy over Mrs.
The shooting was premeditated, a* It Is
understood that Mrs. Small had been prac
ticing shooting wi:h a revolver for some
weeks, and when asked what she was do
ing it for. replied that Mrs. Ostrander
would find out soon enough.
Mrs. Ostrander had left her house to
go on an errand and was talking in the
street with a friend, when Mrs. Small
passed them. She drew her revolver and
fired point plank. Mrs. Os'rander drop
ped to the ground and Mrs. Small contin
ued on her way. She was immediately
arrested. Mrs. Small's son, James, was
also arrested, because he said he was
gbid It happened, and wished It had oc
curred long ago.
lleckliam Slile Won In Franklin
Louisville, June 9.—Mass county conven
tions were held in Kentucky to-day to
select delegates to the State Democratic
Convention In Louisville cn June 14. which
will name delegates to the Kansas City
It Is regarded as certain that Senator
J. C. 8. Blackburn, James B. McCreary
and Louis McQuown will be three of the
delegates ol large, but Lhe vole for t
fourth one was scattering tc-dy. -In
Franklin county, In which Is Frankfort,
the capita), there was a spirited fight be
tween followers of Gov. Beckham and
Gen. Joseph H. Lewis, candidates for ihe
Democratic nomlnaiion for governor, and
lhe Beckham side won. All the conven
tions endorsed Bryan.
FAMOUS HOUSEBOAT HI RNKD.
Lorillnril'a Calinnn Destroyed at
West i’n lin Reach.
Wes* Palm Beach, Fla., June 9 - Word
has rc.'n htd here that Pltrre Lorlllnid's
famous houseboat Caiman was entllvly
Jcslroyei' by fire Thursday while anchor
ed In ihe river near New Smyrna.
The Caiman was considered the finest
boat of het kind afloat. It cost 1100,00>
Killed In a Runaway.
Omaha, Neb , June 9 Mrs. Frank E.
Moores, wife of the Mayor of Omaha, was
killed In a runaway accident this even
ing She was thrown violently from her
carriage, sustaining a fracture of the
ekull. Friends of Mrs. Moores conveyed
her to her home, where she expired at
Explostou Caused at Panic.
Oporto JNsne 9—An explosion caused by
mining fuses at the custom department
to-night killed two persons snd Injured
thirteen The oxplcaiona caused a pir.lo
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
S CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.II A TZAR
VAN WYCK ON WITNESS STAND
NEW YARK'S MAYOR TEVLL9 ABOUT
HIS ICE TRUST STOCK.
Saya He Own* 4,200 Shares Whlel
He Got In Exchange for Knicker
bocker lee Company Stock—Bor
rowed Money From a BaaJc—Bask
President Snld Money Was toaaed
to Morse—Van Wyck Sayo He Lost
Money on It.
New York, June 9 —Mayor Van Wyck
was called to the witness chair to-day In
the proceedings against the Mayor, tha
dock commissioners and Charles W.
Morse, president of the American lee
Company, which were begun same time
ago before Supreme Court Jus Ice GaynOf
These proceedings re designed to show
what. If any. connection exists between
certain e.ly officials and the lie com
The Mayor testified (hat he owned t.M,
shares of the stork of the American IM
Company, which he had obtained fretß
President Morse, some of it In exchange
for stock In the Kntrkerboekfr Ice Com
pany of Maine.
"Did you purchase all this stock subse
quently to becoming Mayor of the city?"
Mr. Van Wyck was asked.
"Why did you purchase stock In ths
"Because it sas paying 4 per cent, on
common and C per cent on preferred
Mayor Wan Ignorant.
When he made the rutehase he did net
know that the American Ice Company
Intei dfd to da business In New York
city. He had paid for his stock with *
check on the Garfield National Bank and
borrowed 75 rr cent, of the purehasa
"When you made the purchase It was
agreed that you should lofrow from the
"Was there any guarantee to protect
you against loss on that stock?"
"Have you paid hack the bank?"
"Are you accustomed to such large
"I am "
For the money borrowed, th* Mayor
sale), he gave four, five and six months’
notes. He has paid two notes for tt\.r
Oort each, and yesterday, paid one ca#B
note for UArtflO. Continuing, the Mayor
Said He Lost gT.AOO.
’The Interest on the notes was * per
cent. When I made the renewal of tty,
note, the block of stock waa worth #l',-
000, but I sold It yesterday for WOO. Til*
note called Cor *75,000. so I lost *7.00?. t
took no active interest In the,AmHqa#i
Ice Company. I never knew anythin,’**
its management. I never knew th*t the
American Ice Company was to hav* *ny
monopoly of th* tee buslnto* of thi* city.
I never knew they had any leases. I
never knew that the Ice company stated
to the Stock Exchange, that It he! • con
tract for eleven docks In this city .'’ -
President Oelshenon, of th* Oarfl*!, Na
tional Bank, testified that no loans war*
mud* to Mayor Van Wyck. hut that -00.-
ono Has loaned to President Mora* of tit*
Mr Morse ttotlfied hat he did not tatk
with the Meyor *hout buying toe com
pany stock and that the company got
its dock privileges In the usudl way. frcett
the Pock Commission.
The examination of Dock Commission
er* Cram and Murphy disclosed that they
owned large blocks of ice company stock
at the time docks were awarded to tha
Received It ns n Bonn*.
Dock Commissioner Cram said he had
received shares of common stork of
the Knickerbocker Ice Company as a
bonus. He declared that he had sold all
of hie stock in October. 1899. because ho
thought the matter might come before
him in his official capacity. He said four
leases were made to the Consolidated lea
Company, while he wo* holding ice stork,.
Vice President J. E. Srhoonmaker, of
the American Ice Company, said he ha<J
no personal knowledge that the Ice trust
furnished ice to the city. The price yf
Ice was advanced from thiriy to sixty
cents, because of a short supply.
Mr. Beckham took the examination of
J. F Carroll, In hand personally. Carroll
confessed to an Interest In both the Con
roildated and Knickerbocker Companies.
He subscribed for UiO.flOO worth of stock
in the Consolidated He never- knew
how much stock the Mayor held until to
WHITE FOR t ice PRESIDENCY.
Name of the Ambassador to Gera
.Berlin. June 9 —The attention of Mr.
Andrew D. White, the United States Am
bassador. was called by tha correspondent
of the Associated Preset to-day to Amer
ican dispatches, connecting his name with
the vice presidential nomination.
Asked for a formal statement on Jha
subject, Mr. White declined to give this,
saying ho could not discuss the nomina
tion because It had not yet been offered
to him He had some ietteru from Amer
ican friends on the subject, but did ndt
think nnythlng would come of It. Nobody
has charge of hla case In the UnWed
States, and nobody is pushing It.
Mr. and Mrs. White returned here Usi
night from the island of Foehr, where
Mrs. White will spend the summer, leav
ing Berlin about ten days hence.
HE MET WITH OPPOSITION.
Gen. Bravo Found the Moya Indiana
Oaxaca, Mex.. June 9.—Gen. Brain's
la ge f-rce of goiernm nt troops has mat
with unc;>eeted opposition in Its, march
on Chan Santa Cruz the principal city of
the Ma>a Indians in the state of Yu
catan. The tro ps were within a few miles
of the rebel stronghold, and an easy occu
pation of tie plate te md at hand whsgt
a f tree of **>teial thousand Indians made
a Rank attack on the advancing column
of their enemy and drove th'm back sev
It Is eilfent that the Indians are
laiel to pake a desperate aland at Chan
Santa Cruz. The mwn is surrounded with
Intrenchtmnis and defeneea wh.ch are
constructed on a military plan of high
EIGHT MINER* WERE KILLED.'
Gloneter Es|tlolnn More Srrlou
Than fleet Thought.
Olouettr, 0 . June 9-Jt It now b*lleved
that eight miner* wtro k Heel In lha |u
• ■plotlpn in *haft two ntr this city.
The bodice are *up k o* and to b* lylnc
acmewhtre In the min?, but cannot be re
covered owl-g to two more explealona
laat n *ht. Nethex can the name* of the
, dead m*n ba learned until the Uat of
workmen haa been completely cheeked
Fifty men who were overcome by after
-samp ere improving. .