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THE MORNING NEWS. Established 1850. .- - Incorporated ISSS J. H. ESTILL, President. inns. t Chinese Entrenching to Stop Advance of Troops. CONS ON BRITISH LEGATION Chinese Artillery Also Trained on American Mission, Hussion* Hits Landed 2.000 Troops nt Tnku— -Minister Conger Wants 2.000 Asitrlesn Troops—Effort to Prevent Partition of China—tinr rfer of Japanese Cbaneollor and Attacks on Other Foreign Official* Have Given the .Situation a Most Serious Aspect. London, June 14, 5:05 a. m.~Pekin ap pears to be completely Isolated. None of the morning papers or news agencies has a word from there direct to-day. The latest message received in London Is the one announcing that the Chinese are entrenching outside the capital. 4:20 a. m.—The Chinese are entrenching outside of Pekin to oppose the advance of the international column. A dispatch from Tien Tsin dated Tuesday, June 12, says: "1 learn that the Chin*e have guns trained on the American mission and the British' legation. • Two thousand Russian cavalry and in fantry. with artillery, have landed at Taku.” The Shanghai correspondents report that i'nited States Minister Conger by courier, asks for 2,000 United S:ates troops. The question cf provisioning the relief feroe is already difficult, and it is pre dicted at Shanghai that it will become acute. Want to Prevent Partition. The leading members of the reform Tarty, representing fifteen out of eigh teen provinces, are at Shanghai. A dis patch to the Daily Mail, dated yesterday, says they are sending a petition to the I'nited States. Great P.ritain and Japan, praying those powers to take joint ac tion against any attempt on the part of the other powers to partition Jhe em pire, and they implore the powers thus addressed to rescue the Emperor. A dispatch from St. Petersburg says that the ships of the Russian Pacific squadron on the active list, as well as those at Vladivostok, Jtave been ordered to pro ceed, with ail haste, to Chinese waters. The foreign office confirms the report of an engagement between troops of the in ternational column and the Boxers on Monday. It says that “about Übrty-flve Chinese were killed." JAPAN WITH OTHER POWERS. That Nation Not No,v Contemplating War l pon China. London, June 13.—1n regard to the re ports that Japan Is about to declare war on China, it was learned by a representa tive of the Associated Press at the Japanese embassy to-day that the atti tude of Japan in the Chinese crisis Is to co-operate loyally with the European Powers. In (he existing situation Japan would not be willing to see any single power take the lead. The murder of the Chancellor of the Japanese legation a Pekin is regarded us likely to lead to serious complication, but no decision has been reached by Japan as to what political measures would be necessary to meet the situation. EMPRESS’ ( HANGE OF FRONT. She Does Not Object to Presence ot Foreign Troops. Washington, June 13. —Official informa tion was received here this afternoon from the foreign office of one of the most im portant continental Powers stating that the Tsung I,i Ifamen had notified the min ister of that Power at Pekin that the Dowager Empress would not object to the presence of foreign troops in China's ter ritory. The change of front came as a distinct surprise to officials and diplomats, as ill the reports up to this time had pictured the Empress Dowager as intensely hos tile to the foreigners, and as the real spirit behind, the Boxers’ anti-foreign uprising. The supposed attitude of the Empress gave much concern to the authorities here end at other capitals, as it was feared it would eventuate in an open declaration by the government of China agninst the presence of the foreign troops. This would have raised anew com pi lent ion, placing the foreign forces now advan ing on Pekin In the attitude of resisting the sovereign authority of China over her own terri tory, instead of assisting China in a sup pression of disorder. The Empress Dowa ger’s a. -quiescence in the plans of the Pow ers is felt to remove a threatened compli cation, and at the same time to give evi dence that the Empress Dowager is no longer yielding to the anti-foreign c lamor. In official Russian quarters the rumors that the Empress Dowager has sought • refuge at the Russian legation in Pe kin are discredited, and ore resented as a bit of inspired intrigue designed to create the impression that Russian sympathies •re with the anti-foreign element. QUESTION'S SERIOUS FHASIi Attacks of Boxers on Foreign Diplo matic Officials. 'Washington, June 13.—Official dispatches received in diplomatic quarters in Wash ington show- that the rioting at Pekin has reached an acute stage, with Ihe rioters directing a number of assaults against members of the different foreign legations there. One of these dispatches state* that the secretary of the Belgian legation was at tacked two successive times on 'Monday •nd escaped after being maltreated by the mob. 6n the same day two officials of the British ligailcn. serving os student Inter preters. were attacked by a large crowd of roughs. The young Englishmen held tti* attacking party back for a time, but when the mob threatened to close til on them, they drew levolvers, and by a thow §atnmnul) (Uornimi ffetoj. cf force, made their retreat without boJily iujury. About the {-ante time the British slimmer quarter:-, fourteen miles from Pekin, were burning down These quarter*? were quite extensive and hai just hern completed, i hey belonged to the British government, and rot to Sir Claude MacDonald, the British minister at Pekin, which gives added significance to the depravation. The killing of the Chancellor of the Japanese legation a? Pekin, Sugiy.ama Akira, is not referred to in the official dispatches received here, but full credit is given to this report by the Japanese of ficials, who are personally acquainted wi<h Mr. Akira, and with many of the circumstances detailed. The killing of a member of the diplo matic body and the. foregoing assaults upon the officials of foreign countries are regarded as presenting the most serious phase of the situation that has thus far occurred. TOHh lOh \ fiOES TO I HE FOO. Gunboat Supposed to Hare B<"C*n Or dered There ly tiompff. Washington, June 13. The Navy De partment has. been informed that the Yorktown sailed yesterday from Shang hai for Che Foo. The United States consul at Che Foo informed tho State Department yesterday of Boxer disturbances at that place, but no particulars were furnished. Che Foo is on the northern coast of the Shan Tung peninsula. It appears that the movement of the Yorktown from Shanghai to Che Fno was not directed from Washington, and it is assumed that the order was issued by Admiral Kcmpff, thr senior officer of the United States squadron in Chinese waters. At Che Foo, the Yorktown would be with in a day’s sail of the admiral’s flagship a? Taku. *She should arrive at Che Foo Friday or Saturday of this week. .nTi-i’OidiPdEKs n \nf;d. Minlutrr (onger Report* the Situa tion I* I nimproved. Washington, June 13.—A cablegram has been received at the State Department from Minister Conger, at Pekin, st ring that Tuan, the father of the heir ap parent, has been appointed president of the T.-ung Li Yamen; also that three of the new ministers have b:en appointed, all affiliated with the party-opposed to for eigners. On tlie whole, Mr. Conger reports the situation as* not materially improved. Guards are repairing the railway and as soon as they have arrived at Pekin it is Mr. Conger’s l belief .that the safety of the foreigners at that capital will be assured. REMEY WANTS MORE MARINES. Department Ha* Already Arranged to Send a Battalion. Washington. June 13.—The Navy De partment has received the following ca blegram from Admiral Remy at Cavite, dared yesterday: “Army,turned over Cavite peninsuli and Basilan Inland to naval control and defense.. The army also wants to give up Olongapo. We cannot take the la-H-r v. hile short of marines. The Solace, with six officers, intended for Guam, and one hundred marines, has been sent to KempiY. Can the department send a bat talion of marines to the Philippines? Think it important that the former Span ish naval station be under navy control. Additional forces needed, if the navy is to secure navai station a t the present time. The Yorktown has been placed at Kempff’s disposal. The Castine is u Shanghai and her repairs will be complet ed July 20. The \ustma is at Canton with orders to proceed to Swa tow and Amoy.” The navy department already had taken steps to e nd more marines to Manila be fore flie appeal of Admiral Remey came. Tho formal announcement took the shape of this bulletin: “Measure* are being taken at <he navy department to send a battalion of marines to the Philippines to replace about eighty marines who have been sent to Chinese waters.” A rnerin' 1 ' battalion is only about 250 strong. The men could be gathered up at short notice from the marines now at ihe naval academy and the New York, League Island and Washington navy yards, so it is expected that they will be on their way to Manila by Aug. 1, at the latest. li is figured at the department Chat there are now about 2,000 marines in Ihe Phil ippines and nt Guam, the largest part of the force not afloat being stationed ai the Cavite naval station. SOLACE SAILED FOR TAKU, She ( arriesin Hundred Marine* for Admiral Kemp AT. Manila, June 13—The United (States hospital ship Solace sail d* at midnight last night, having on board one hundred marines and live officers, MaJ. Waller c;mma tiding. in iespon.-e to the tele graphic request sent (von) Tong Ku, June 11. by . Reir Admiral Krmpff. Thirty o.her marines left last we k on the United S'ates gunboat Nashville, bound lor Tkn Ttein. The marines on the Solace had bofn des tined lor Guam. It is believed that others will be sane (here later on. A sur ply sh p will leave Mrs Wfek and p s Bibly the cruiser New Orleans will sail !aUr. MX 15DE81.0 AT TSI \G HI A. Dr. Kdim G. Terry n Victim of the Hosier Disturbance*. New York. June 13.—News has been re ceived in this city of the murder of Dr. Edna G. Terry, in charge of the station of the Methodist Episcopal Women’s For eign Missionary Society at Tsung Hua. Chinn. The tidings came in the shape of tho following message to Dr. Terry’s brother-in-law: “Dr. Terry murdered. Break news gent ry.” This was the first indication of trouble at Tsung Hua. Later the Methodist Epis copal Board received this messoge, dated Tien Tsln, June 12: “Hopkin* and Hayner safe.” The persons named are missionaries at Tsung Hua. More Troop* for Tien Tin. Hong-Kong, June 13.—The steamer Hoy* tien has been chartered to convey UX> troops to Tien Tsin. She is bring fitted by the artificers of the Terrible. Tho troops* to-day drew theb* field equipments. The date of their departure has net n en made known. Itrttt*li Troop* Get Bendy. fjeng Kong, June I?.—Orders have b*n issued to the contingent of British troop* here for servhe in th* north to sail fer Tkn Tsin Jun* 11. MaJ. Mor ris. of ttie Artillery, will be in command. Mr*. Gladstone \ cry fnu. linden. June 14.—1 t was announced evening that Mrs. William K. Gladstone was not expected to live through the night, % SAVANNAH. GA., THURSDAY. JUNE 14. 1903. OFFICE HOLDERS TOO ACTIVE. INVESTIGATION OF ALABAMA PAR TISANS IS WANTED. Republican National Committee Re timed to Sent All but One of Seven Contenting: Delegation* From Ala bama—Pnyne Introduced Revolu tion Asking; President to lnveatl gate of Improper Action* of Ala bama Officials. Philadelphia, June 13.—The Republieart National Committee met at the Hotel Walton at noon to-day and immediately began the investigation of contest cases preparatory to the formation of the tem porary roll for ihe national convention. Chairman Hanna was not present when the committee was convened, and Henry C. Payne, member from Wisconsin, was chosen to preside in his place. Senator Hanna came in from Washington about half past one o'clock, but he did not as sume the duties of the chair during the afternoon. The afternoon- session was devoted to hearing the recital of testimony and to arguments In the contest from the state of Alabama. There were seven contests from this state, including those over the representation from the state at large, and those from the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Districts. Half an hour on each side was given to the contestants on the state delegation and fifteen minutes to each side in the dis trict cases. ‘ The hearing in the main consisted of recitals cf potty acts and of intimidation from both sides of the controversy and in some cases affidavits' were read in which the witness had testified on both sides fcf the case, giving absolutely con tradictory testimony. ■ The principal development of the day, however, consisted in bringing out the fact that the federal office-holders in Ala bama and some of those from the state who are employed in Washington, had been extremely active in shaping the re sult of contests for delegates. Vntft hnu vs. Wickcmhara. In the state congest there were two fac tions. one of which was known as tie Vaughan faction, represented by District Attorney Vaughan, and the oth er headed by District Attorney Wi. k r sham. The technical grounds of the con test had reference to the regularity end irregularity of the two delegations. Mr. Vaughan is now chairman of the State Central Committee and is a. candidate fer re-election. The controversy grew out ef his renewed aspirations. He appeared be fore ihe committee, in support of his dele gation, as Mr. Wickersham did in th* interest of his followers. It developed during the hearing hat p.e vious to the beginning of the campaign for the election of delegates, a number of office-holders met in Washington and resolved that “as it. was the wish of ihe President cf the T*nited States that no federal office-holders should participa'o in the selection of delegaes. they would refrain from taking any part in either ♦he primaries or m ibo Seat* Conven tion.” The further tvas developed that notwithstanding this action cn their part, most of the participants in this meeting hurried to their homes and immediately started carapa'gns in behalf of their fa vorites with a vi-w of controlling the state delegation and federal patronage. Commit tee matt Joseph Manley of Maine offered the following resolution as the of the committee: “Resolved—That the committee decline* to place on the temporary roll any con testing delegates or alternates from Alabama except in the case of the Ninth district, anj in that A. D. Wimbs and J. D. Hughes and their alterna*el* be placed upon the temporary i oil. Want* an Invrntigntioii. This resolution was speedily adopted and it was hardly disposed of when Commit teeman Payne, who had been acting a? temporary chairman, introduced the fol low-ing resolution: “Resolved. That this committee requests the President of the United States to di rect the proper officers" to cause an inves tigation into the facts and doings of cer tain federal officeholders ih the state of Alabama in connection with the election of delegates to the primary conventions and to the State and District Conventions hold in said state tp elect delegates to the Naional Convention to be held In Philadel phia on the 19th instant, and if the facts as stated In the hearing held before said committee regarding the contest in said districts and state Ire true, this commit tee asks, not ip the interest of the Repub lican party. but of the country that such action shall be taken as. the good of the public interest requires.” In presenting the resolution Mr. Payne said that he introduced it because of the evident pernicious activity of the office holders in the campaign and said that he believed it would be a very serious mistake for the committee to fail to ask that official recognition be taken of this infraction of the laws of the country. The committee had, however; agreed to take a recess after the disposal of the Alabama eases and Mr. Payne requested that action be postponed until to-morrow. The Delaware Contest. The Delaware contest was taken up at the evening session and considered until 12:15, when a decision was reached to re fer it to a committee with instructions to harmonize the differences of the two par ties, IT possible. The committee consists of Payne of Wisconsin, Cummins of lowa, Saunders of Colorado and Leland of Kan sas. The committee then adjourned until II o'clock to-morrow. M'KINLEY’S BI NNING MATE. Senator Hanna Has Not Yet Derided Wlrani He Will Name. Philadelphia, June 13.—Practically the only topic of conversation among the Re publican leaders who have arrived In Philadelphia is the question of the -elec tion of a candidate for the Vice Presi dency. Senator Hann hag devoted almost tie entire time since his arrival to this ques tion. and has been in frequent conference with other'leaders upon the subject. IJe says absolutely that no candidate has yet been selected cither by the President, by himself or by any one for them.. During tile noorf recess of the committee Senator Hanna held n prolonged confer ence with Senator Scott of West Virginia. Hon. Joseph Manley and Henry C. Payn?, probably the three oldest members of the National Committee in point of service When they dispersed all agreed that the question of the Vice Presidency was elill open. There was a general confession of concern over the situation, but at th same rime a feeling that In the end tie right man would be found. Outside of the national committee meet ing. interest was centered on Senator Hanna. It was generally known that he would arrive at 1 o'clock and there was n good crowd a* the station to see the famous national chairman. Mr. Hanna’s companion to this city was Senator Alli son of lowa, who was on his way to New York. It is generally understool thar the. two senators had a good talk in ref erence to the Vice Presidential nomination on the train, and there wos much specu lation as o the conclusion reached by each. Mr. Hanna, however, soon satisfied the curiosity of the interviewers by stat ing that Mr. Allison did not want the nomination, and that President McKinley and himself had no* decided whom they would favor for second place on the ticket. Observed of All Observer*. Senator Hanna was me-t at the station by Clement A. Griscom. president of The Interna lot al Navigation Comfany, and they lunched together while a crowd of admirers without the doors looked on. When the senator reached national head quarters at the Walton, he ivasMitstantly surrounded by senators, representatives and delegates. After the storm of greetings hai sub sided Mr. Hanna held a short confer ence with Committeeman Payne rf Wis consin, Manlv of MkfHe and Secretary Dick, and then retired to the room'cf friend. Chairman Hanna took no part in the meeting of the national - imnvitteo to-day, he being in the committe room le*s than half an hour His pla c was filled throughout the day and night ses sion by Mr Payne, the vice chairman. Probably most of the delegates in town come from the South, and a fair proportion of these are colored. Quite a number of the Southerners are interested in the pend ing contests, and they hovered around the National Committee rooms ail day. The chief figure among the contestants was J. Edward Addicks, the leader of the “Union” Republican faction in Delaware. Mr. Addicks expressed the greatest confi dence that his delegation will >Ome out on top. The convention hall was do-day trans ferred from the Building Committee to * lie Citizens’ National Convention Com mittee. who will turn It over to the Na tional Committee next Monday. Its acous tic properties were tested and found to be excellent. R ATI! BONE’S FIG l RES WRONG. Said They Do Not Account for Cost of the Service. Washington, June 13.—Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow, who has been in charge of the official Investigations into the Cuban postal frauds, will close the investigation and return to Washington in about a fortnight. He has been in constant communication with Postmaster General Smith regarding the developments of the investigation and on arriving in Washington will make a full report. Capt. Smith, inspector in charge of the Washington division, who was one of the first of the inspectors dis patched to Havana, is now on the way home from Havana and will report to the Postmaster General in a few days. A report was published to-day that it has been discovered that the figure? of Mr. Rafhbone. the suspended director of posts, on the postal expenses, even with the lavish outlay alleged, will not account for the cost of the service which has been charged against the Cuban treasury. Postmaster General Smith, when seen to-night, was disinclined to discuss the repdft. brit denied any krtosr!el£-:* of such a difepvery. He said there had been no new developments. At the same time offi cial reports all along have emphasized the incomplete and chaotic condition of the accounts of the service. As the matter now stands the postal authorities figure on n shortage of $55,000, exclusive of the $411,000 worth of surcharged stamps in trusted to Neeley for destruction and con cerning which there is no reliable informa tion. The Postmatser Goenral announced pos itively to-night that Mr. Rathbone will not again hold office in the postnl service, but would not Indicate when his removal would be made or who the next director of Cuban posts wifi bf. It is prgbable that the appointment will lx* held open until Mr. Bristow’s return from Cuba. The figures t*o far at hand disclose n condition of affairs sufficiently serious to make Mr. Rathbone** presence on the isl and necessary until the investigation, is over, though so far as has been given out no actual wrongdoing has been fastened upon the suspended director. COLOMBIAN REBELS BEATEN. Ttto Leaders Captured anti the Revo lution Seems Ended. New York, June 13.—Official advices were received in this city to-day from Cartha gena and Bogota, giving details of the revolution in Colombia. The complete and utler overthrow of the rebels in Santander has been confirmed in which place, after a hard contested bat tie, lasting twenty-one days, the govern ment forces remained complete masters of the field. The casualties were 1.800 dead, belonging to the enemy, 2,0 0 wounded and 1.800 prisoners of war, besides implements of war in large quantities which were tak en from the enemy. Among the, prisoners taken was Gen. Vasayas Santos, prominent Liberal leader, who was put aboard the steamship Alice, and is now on his way to the prison at Boca Ohica, on an island in the tay of Carthagena. The. revolutionist. (Jen. Aveilno Rosas, was captured at C'artmgo, and the rebel lion seems to be virtually -over. On the night of May 19 a great fire (ok place in Bogota and the City Hall was com pletely destroyed, thirty-six persons per ishing. The loss is estimated at $1,009,',00 gold. _ SEEKING A CAMPAIGN FI ND. Republican Effort to Collect From Employes of Congress. Washington. June 13.—The Post to-mor row will publish an article elating that the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee has been endeavoring to col lect, as a campaign contribution, a tart of the extra month's salary vot'd to the employes of Congress Just before adjourn ment. The employes were informed that any contribution would *be voluntary, “and many of them paid no heed to the com munication" received, while others mad only a small contribution, so thit the amount collected will not exceed $1,300 or $1,500, Instead of SIO,OOO, or more, as had been expected. _ • EXISTENCE ft! PLAGUE DENIED. Gov. Gngc Believes There llns Been no Csse In Snn Francises. Fan Francisco, June 13 —Gov. Gag? to day sent a communication to Secretary of state Hay in reply to the la'ter's re quest for Infermation r gardlng the al pged exiptenee of bubonic plague in the Chinese quarter of Stn Francisco. Gov. Gage rays: "I firmly believe no case of bubonic plague has at any t me existed within th • borders of California There have been only eleven suspected cases among a population of .V.,00n Chtltese. Holies of showed no proof of plague,” ENGAGEMENT NEAR PRETORIA. ROBERTS FOUGHT BATTLE WITH GEN. BOTHA'S ARMY, Several Officer* AN ere Killed in Ihe •Fight the Result of Which 3* Not Yet Knowu-First Dispatch From Lord Hubert* Since Hi* tom muni tion* Were Cnt—He .Assures the Government a* to the Security of the Army. London. June 13.—A lengthy dipatc*h forwarded to the war office, by MaJ. Gen. Knox, from Kroonstad, presumably sent there, by messenger, reads as follows: “Kroonstad. June 12.—We have been re quested to forward you from Lord Rob erta f the following dispatch from the Pretoria residency at 8:08 a. m. to-day: “Pretoria, June 12.—Pretoria and John nesburg are perfectly quiet and several of th* inhabitants have expressed grati tude for the peace qnd order which pre vail. “ ‘After surrendering the city Botha re tired to a place about fifteen miles east on the Middleburg road. He had a small force at first, but, during the last few days, his numbers increased and his being so near the town kept up the excitement in the country, prevented the. burghers from laying down their arms and inter fered with the collection of supplies. It therefore became necessary to attack film. This I did yesterday. He held a very strong position, practically unassailable in front, which enabled him to place the main portion of his troops on his flanks, winch he knew from former experience were his vulnerable parts. I sent French with Porter’s and Dixon’s cavalry brigades and Hutton’s Mounted Infantry round by our left, and lan Hamilton, with Broadwood and Gordon’s cavalry brigade, Ridley’s mounted infantry and Bruce Hamilton s infantry brigade round by our right. Both columns met with great opposition. At about 3 o’clock in the afternoon 1 saw two of Hamilton’s infantry battalions ad vancing to what appeared to be the key of the enemy’s defense, on their left flank. This was almost gained before dark and I ordered the force to bivouac on the ground they had won. Went for Ncv%* of Methuen. “‘Pool-Carew, with his division, occu pied our centre. As 1 have explained, he could not attack, but he gradually ad vanced so as to support Hamilton, and when I left, the field he was on the lin held by the enemy’s outposts in the mottl ing. “‘I hurried back to get news of Methuen’s movement. On honing that the Free Staters had taken advantage of our crossing the Yaal to imerrup o r line of communication I sen with such treops as I could then ‘pare to Ver (Vredefort?) with orders to push south and communicate with Methuen, who. I knew, had n very compact force in fhe vicinity of Heilbron. I also dispatched a. special messenger to Methuen, instructing him to push on at all spe r d o the mala line of railway. These two officers rnet at Vredefort road Ftrrftnn iw The evening of June 10. They marched yesterday to Rhe noster river, where Methuen gained a complete victory over £)rWet and took possession of his camp and scattered his troops in all directions. He and Kitchener marched to-day towards Kroonstad. The Army In Secure. ** ‘Her Majesty’s government need have no apprehension as to the security of the army in South Africa. The enemy,gained a success, which was very unfortu nate. hut which will fie remedied very shortly, and it wiil not take long to repu r tho damage done to the railway. As these divisions are all in existence 1 am row able to hold the line between this and Rhenoster in strength. Methuen will ar range to guard it as he advance* onward. “ ‘Hunter should b* at Pctchefstroom to day. He will then move on Johannes burg. “ ‘We have communicated with Duller who will, no doubt, scon make the pres ence of his force in the field felt. *‘ Our losses, yesterday, were not, I trust, serious, but I deplore the death of that gallant soldier, the Earl of Airlie. The only other casualties reported as yet ure: Seventeenth Lancers—Maj. the Hon. Lionel Fortesque and Lieut, the Ho". C. Cavendish, both killed.’ ” Gen. Knox adds that Kroonstad is quite rafe. ONLY NEWS FROM ROBERTS. Iltillcr's Casualties Heavy In His Recent Opera t ions. London, June 11. 3:50 a. m.—Th? dis- I atch from Lord ltobe. ts clearing up the situation at Protoila and along the com munications stand alone. Mi'itary observers, noting that no men tion Is made of prisoners, assume that Gen. DfWet got away with his forces practically intact. Gen. Bu ler entered Volksrust Wednes day. passed through Charleston and en camped ii.'jr L-Ing's Nek. The tunnel was rot natch damaged Both etuis were blown up, but the engineers think that repairs can be effect'd in about four days. The advance troops of Gen. Bulier saw the Boer rear guard, (o r miles distant, yesterday. It vyis estimat'd that eight thousand Boers were wi hdrawing The townspeople at Ermeio count'd fifteen guns. Three hundred Free Staters, released from guarding Van Reenen’s pass, have gone to Join President Steyn's commando In the eastern putt of Orange river col ony. Gen. Rundie lies sent notice to the Free Staters that, unless they surrender by June 15, their forms and other posses sions will be confiscated. Kruger Has Nteam I p, President Kruger, according to a dis patch from Lorenzo .Via rques, keeps a lo comotive with steam up attached to the car in which he concentrates the executive offices of the government, and he intends to leave Machadodoi p scon and estab.ish the fi'ransvaal capital at Nei Spruit, in the mc/nt.ilns. a fine defensive region. The state printing press is opeiating at Machadodorp. producing leaflets contain ing w ar news for distribution among Ihe Boers. It is again reported at Lorenzo Mar ques that the British are advnnclng through Swaziland. Lord Roberts, it -ap pears, however, countermanded the order given to Strathcona’s horse to land on the coast and to penetrate to the Trans vaal through the Swazi country. Mr. Schreiner, the Cape Premier, and his colleagues resigned last evening. Sir Alfred Milner accepting their resigna tions. The London papers only recently abused Mr. Schreiner for not making war preparations. Now they are compliment ing his refusal to follow the majority of the Afrikander Bund in opposition to the British military pollqju Gen. Roller s Cnsnaltles. Generol Bulier s rasualtles on June in have been Issued by the war office. They were twenty-six killed, 12(1 wounded and two missing. A meeting of women who the war wes held at Queen'n Hall last evening. Mrs. Howard Courtney presided, and Mrs. James Bryce moved a resolution declaring that the war resulted from the “had policy of the government. ’ This *nd other anti war resolutions were adopted. The meet ing hissed Nlr. Chamberlain'* name vig orously. M. if. Donohue, the Daily Mail’s corres pondent at Pretoria, insists that Presi dent Kruger took 13,500,000 gold in his flight. ROBERTS* ATTACK ON BOTH A. Cnminnml cr-in-Chtef AVirr* That the Army I* Secure. London, June 13.—After a week’s silence Lord'Roberta has been beard*from, his fine of communication having been prac tically restored by means of a complete victory gained by Gens. Methuen and Kitchener over Gen. DeWet at the Rhenoster river yesterday, June 12. The Boer camp was raptured and the burgh ers, it is added, were scattered in all di rections. Lord Roberts, on being notified of the cutting of his line of communication, sent Gen. Kitchener in all haste to Join Gen. Methuen. June 11 Lord Roberts at tacked Gen. Botha, who was in strong force fifteen miles southeast of Pretoria. After strenuous opposition, the British forces gained considerable ground, but Gen. Botha, when Lord Roberts left the field was still undefeated. All Is quiet at Pretoria and Johannes burg. and Lord Roberts says the govern ment. need have no apprehension about the security of tlie army in South Africa as it will not take long to remedy the reverses and repair the railroad. ROBERTS REPORTS LOSSES. Cafrnaltien of On. Methuen and the Derbyshire Bata lion. London, June 13. 6:06 p. m.—The follow ing dispatch has been received at the war office from Lord Roberts: “Katsbosch, June 12.—1n yesterday's engagement Methuen had one killed and eighteen wounded. Among tho latter is Lieut. Cearle, of the Twelfth Battalion of Yeomanry. “On June 7 the Derbyshire militia lost 36 killed and 104 wounded, all of whom were in the Yeomanry Hospital, which was captured by the Boers and retaken by Methuen.” Opposed to Hi* R*nluiiiiigr. Gape. Town. June 13.—1 tis understood that Sir Alfred Milner, governor of Gape Colony, is extremely unwilling that Mr. Schreiner, the Gape premier, should re sign. and that he favors a coalition min i-try, for tli • purpose of carrying through the contemplated imperial measures. BIDS FOR NEW ARMOR PLATE. Navy Department Till* Time rinml. tied the Armor Wanted. Washington. June 13.—The navy de partment has completed the preparation of a circular calling for bids for supplying armor plate in the navy, and it wiii be ready for issue as soon as some typograph ical (lunge* have been made. lor thii first time ihe deparimeiu has adopted the poll *y of classifying the ar mor. The advertisement calls first for the highest face-hardened armor, treated by the Krupp process. The second class is ro-mpoieft of armor of generally lesser thickness than class one. used in places where the requirements are not so severe, and in this case the ordinary Harveylzcd armor will serve. Class three w ill be made up of thin plates, bolts, nuts, etc., material not requiring any kind of hardening process;. The now circular require* the armor makers to supply armor of the very high est grade. Under that clause. If there are improvements in production tending to en hance the quality of the armor, the con tractors must give thefn to the, govern ment without any extra cost. SAMPSON WAS IN CONI ALAND. Supreme Court Also Says the New fork Wus Engaged. \ Washington, June 13.—The United States Court of Claims has passed upon the suit of Admiral Sampson and others under his command at Santiago for prize money on account of tile destruction of the Spanish fleet. The court declares lhat Admiral Samp son was the commander-in-chief and that Commodore Schley was the commanding officer of a division of squadron thereof, on duty under the. orders of Admiral Samp son. The total amount of bounty money al lowed Is $1(91.700, of which amount Admiral Sampson will receive $8,335 oml Admiral Schley about $3.0(0. Besides finding that Admiral Sampson was in ‘Jommand during the battle, the court declares that the New York was among the vessels engaged. — AGAINST RKTI RN OF FLAGS. Commander Slinw Declared Himself nt town's Encampment. Davenport. la., June 13.—One of the feat ures ot to-day's annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, of lowa was tile address by National commander A. D. ShaW, in whldh he declared himself on Ihe question of the return of captured Confederate battleflags. Commander Shaw said the majority of soldiers believed the time was not ripe for such action; the banner that was furled at Appomattox represented a dead past and should not be brought into view again in this genera tion. SIX MEN KILLED IN A WRECK. Train .lamped Track and Fell Down ,'Mid-Foot Embnnkinrnt. Williamsport, Pa., June 13 —Six men were killed and another fat illy injured on a logging railroad at Cammal, about thir ty-six miles from hete this afternoon. A train Jumped the track in some unac countable manner and plunged down a 300-foot embankment. Both fireman and engineer were instantly killed, as alao four Italian laboret*. The cars and engine i were literally smashed to kindling. The county coroner and an undertaker left this city at midnight for the scene. PROVISION MADE FOR BYNUM. Made a Member of Crlmlaal- Law ('odlf)lnx Commission. Washington, June. 13 —The President has appointed ex-Representative W. D. By num of Indiana a member of the commis sion to codify (he criminal laws of the United States, vice D. R. Culberson, de ceased. Incendiary Fire In Paris. Paris, June 14. 1:30 a. m.-A stna’l fire broke, out yesterday in the machinery sec tion of the Vincennes annex of the expo sition, burning the floor between Ihe Ger man and Austrian exhibits of locomotives and cars. The discovery of a bundle of wood soaked In oil points to Incendiarism. DAILY W A YEAR. 5 GENTS A COPY. WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.iI A TEAR GOV. MOUNT'S FLAT REFUSAL. UK DE< I.ARF.n T II UIR roi LD WOT C.F.T A FUR TRIAL. Th.rrfnr. Hf D.dined to Honor tho Requisition for Taylor’s Return to Kentucky—Quoted .lodge tuntrtir. Statement to Jnstlfy Ills Course. He iuys the Offer of 1)1100,000 lu Opens the Way tor Wholesale Perjury. Indianapolis. Jnd., June 13 Gov. Mount lias refused to honor the requisition of Gov. Beckham cf Kentucky, for ths re turn of w. ft. Taylor. Col. Tom Campbell, Justus Goth el, brother of the murdered man, and Sher iff Suter. of Frankln county, Kentucky, arrived hare Ill's afte.rnopn with the re quisition. Col. Campbe'l insisted to the Governor that lie had been misinformed as to the situating In Kentucky. Mr Campbell said Taylor could gtt a fair trial In Kentucky and cited the fact that seven others charged with the same offense had not been molested. Justus Goebel add'd to Mr. Campbell s argu ment, which lasted an hour, a short -datument urging 'the' governor to have the law talse Its course. Gov. Mlount atked fer the papers which included copies of (he evidence, and said he would consider tho matter. M 10 o’clock tc-ulght Gov. Mount an nounced liis decision in a statement refus ing to honor the requisition. Idle statement saye: •J deplore the assassination of the late William Goebel and would not for a mo ment ief use to return Mr. Taylo# or any other man charged with complicity in that crime, it I could persuade myself that the pnny so. charged, under existing condi tions, would he. accord'd n fair trial. ’Gould Aot Get Fair Trial. "I do not bell' ye a fair and impartial trial can or will at this time be given ■Mr. Taylor. When Judge Contrlll of the Mai court at Frankfort, declared lhat be would not subject a sheep-killing dog to a trail under such circumstances ns exist, may I not justly refuse, to send Mr. lor back to bo subjected to u trial, with tills prejudice intensified and funned Into hate.' When u mini who is a controlling splrl* in the prosecution use* the mon: stroute language Glut when they should get control they would hang Republican* like pigs to n pole,' the question of guilt seems of little consequence in this conspiracy against Innocent men. Ihe furtherance of which is Indicated by indictments found by ,i partisan grand Jury. I’pbn.such find ing are based the requisition papers which I now refuse to honor. Puts Premium on Perjury. "Another phase of the question that de serves to he challenged is the action of the general assembly in setting aside .the enormous sum of 1100,000 as a reward for t.he oonvietion of persons suspected of having been concerned in the killing of Mr. Goebel. That of Itself Is accepted by all right thinking people as a tempting invitation for the propagation of wholesale perjury and a premium on moral and physical assassination. "In the fearless ejenise of an establish ed rlghi and in the perfoimance of n con scientious duty. I must refuse to honor your requisition." STRUCK tiKEMb MK IB \\ g,\n. fit. Louis Transit Company Is Fast Resuming naslaess. St. Louis, June 13.—T0 ail ..appearances to-day witnesses the beginning of'-fhe end of the riotous detfionstratlens and s enes of bloodshed that have, character ized the Street railway strike for over • month past. In many quarters it ia thought the strike Itself will soon be set* tie-1. * 'I hose opinions ore based upon state ments of tiie chief of Mice and sheriff, that tiie. critical stage has been passed and upon Ihe fact that the St. Iy3uls Trane it Company is slowly hut surely ap proaching a complete resumption of bus iness with the aid of non-union men. The Inoueat* over the bodies of the vic tims of Sunday's riot began to-day. The testimony adduced was not of n character calculated to lose a decision as to which side tvhs to blsme for beginning hostili ties. the witnesses disagreeing on mate ria! points. Some placed the blame on fhe posse and others placed it on the strikers. Many contradictions have arisen in tiie accounts of Sunday's tragedy and these were emphasized in the testimony token to-day. ( During the course of a heated argument over the strike. Sherman Patterson, president of thi local street railway men’s union, was stabbed in the neck and mor tally wounded at a late hour to-night. Patterson was taken to the City Hospi tal. Where an examination of his wound revealed that the jugular vein had been perfouted. His death is motnentji lly ex pected. Edward Canty, who did tho stabbing, was arrested. The Special- Committee provided for by ti e Centro! Trades and Labor Union to solicit from organized labor throughout ihe world slCo.<y to establish bus Hues in Bt. Louia to eomirte with the Transit Company, was formed to-day by the elec tion of fifty members. A car on the Pnden extension of th* North Broadway division of the Transit Company was blown from the tracks to day. It Is supposed that the car wheels exploded a dynamite cap. The front trucks of the car were almost entirely demolished. Motcrman John. H. Gray wa* slightly Injured. At midnight a car on the Olive street cable line, at Twenty-first street, wras damaged by some sort of Mgh explosive placed on the track by strike sympathiz ers. No one was Injured. KNOWN WHERE HE STANDS. Kaiser's Exclamation on Hearing of Passage of Naval BUI. Berlin. June 13,-The Bundesrath to day approved the navy bill and the measures providing means to carry out the project. r*l plans as already passed by the Reich stag. Emperor William, who is said to be delighted at the. result, will to-morrow eign the bill and the Relchsinzelger v ill immediately thereafter publish it, thus makng It law. It s reported that the Kaiser when news that the bill had passed was wired hltik exclaimed: “Now we know where we stand. At last there la solid bottom under one's feet.” GEN. OTIS IN W ASIUNGTON. He Is There for Lnnarer Conferene* With the President! Washington. June 13.—MaJ. Gen. E. 8. Otis returned to the city tc-day. Th* General's stay In Washington will he brief, as after a call on the President to morrow for a more protracted confereno* tlujn that ‘of Monday, he will leave tha city for Rochsster, N. Y.. where a <•#!*. bratlon In his honor Is to be glvm Friday. The General's tlauglitere are a’eo nere.