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TRYING TO SURROUND BOERS.
BIT SOME SKIPPED THROUGH THE
BRITISH DRAG NET.
Tit* Canadian* Killed In the Fiicht
at Honingsprnlt—Cn*ul Hny Gallic
to Maehndodorii In the Interent ot
BrltUh Prisoner*—noberta Put* n
St*fi to Looting—lloers Short on
Food and Horse*—Heltiwh Party
London, Jun* 56. 1:25 a. m Lord Rob
erts' six columns are converging apparent
ly so as to close in upon the Free Staters,
although decisive results cannot be ex
pected tor several days.
A number of Boers who were supposed
to be within the wide-flung net have brok
en, or rather stolen, through Gen. Run
die's Fleksburg Senekal lines.
The Canadians were engaged ini the
Honingspruit tight last Friday. Gen. De-
Wet’s men first cut off a Canadian out
post of mounted rifles at dawn, two being
killed. Lieut. Trlglls and tour others were
wounded and three were captured. The
Free Staters then attacked the coma,
where there were fifty Canadians and two
companies of Shropshire.*, though without
much effect, as the men were well en
Attache* Going Home.
The foreign military attaches who were
with Lord Roberts are now in Cape Town,
en route tor Europe. United States Con
sul Hay of Pretoria, is going to Macha
dodorp in the interest of British prison
ers and to see President Kruger.
Eighty Hollanders have been lodged in
jail at Standerton for destroying prop
erty. prior to the British occupation. The
Wives and children of the Boers are sur
prised that the British do not loot, but
pay for what they get.
The Boers derailed a construction train
near Standerton on June 24. Two train
n'.en were killed and four badly hurt.
A party of Brabant's Horse near Ficks
burg saw a camp of khaki-clad men
and walked in, only to find themselves
smong the Boers. The visitors surren
The Lorenzo Marquez correspondent of
the Times telegraphing yesterday, says:
"The Boers are losing a large number
of horses from the cold and from lack of
fotd, and the survivois are in miserable
tonditlon. The inadequacy of the Boer
oommlsariat is telling on the burghers.”
The Times editorially adopts the sug
gestion of a correspondent that Johannes
burg should be the capital of the Trans
vall colony, “beoause the traditions of
Fretoiia are corrupt."
CLEMENTS ENGAGED nOF.RS.
Hamilton Found Heidelberg Quite
nit Engli*li Town.
London, June 25.—The following dis
patch has been received at the war office
frrm Lord Roberts:
‘‘Pretoria Presidency', June 25.—Clements
successfully engaged a body of Boers yes
terday near Wynberg, where he had gone
to pick up supplies and some heavy guns
preparatory to acting in combination with
columns from Lindley, Heilbron and
Heidelberg. He drove the enemy north of
Sandsprult with loss. No casualties are
"lan Hamilton reports that Heidelberg
Is the most English town he has yet
seen. The Inhabitants gave him a great
reception. The streets were crowded and
decorated with bunting.
“Capt. Valentine hoisted the Union Jack
in the market square, amidst the cheers
*f the populace and of the British, Aus
tralian and other colonial troops. 'God,
Save the Queen,’ was sung, the crowds
heartily Joining in.
•'Hutton's mounted infantry skirmished
•with the Boers yesterday a few miles
southeast of Pretoria. Capt. Anley is
reported to have managed the little busi
ness very well. Lieut. Crispin and one
Northumberland Fusilier were wounded.”
PRESIDENT PARDONED FOI R.
Two of Those Set Free NVere Con
victed in Georgia Courts.
Washington, June 25.—The President has
granted the following pardons and com
Edward A. Newberry, convicted in
Northern Georgia in May, 1900, of Illicit
distilling and sentenced to three months
In prison; pardoned.
Charltß Williams, convicted in Virginia
In April of this year of pension frauds
•nd sentenced to one year In prison; par
doned on account of ill-health.
Oacar Whitehead, convicted Oct. 21, 1899,
In Georgia, of illicit distilling and sen
tenced to fifteen months in tire Ohio peni
tentiary’; pardoned because it has been
•howti that the real owner of the distillery
awore falsely as to Whitehead's connec
Lowery W. Humes, convicted at Mem
phis. March 1, 1899. and sentenced to two
year* In the penitentiary for defrauding
pensioners. Humes was pardoned upon
the recommendation of Judge Taft, large
ly on the ground that he had refunded
the money he had stolen.
AN OR OF It FROM THE CZAR.
fProop* In Amnr District to Be Put
on n War Footing.
London, June 25.—The Official Gazette of
St. Petersburg to-day contains an order of
the Czar as follows;
"As we consider it necessary to raise the
troops in the Amur military district to a
war footing, we direct the war minister
to take tile requisite measures. At the
same time we direct that the necessary
number of reservists belonging to the Si
berian Amur military district shall be
081 led out tor active service.”
India is sending eight battalions of in
fantry, a cavalry regiment, artillery and
engineers as a fighting force, besides two
battalions to guard communications in
GIVEN TO THE BOER ENVOYS.
They Will Sail Willi Belief Fond
New York, June 25.—The National Boer
Relief Fund Association, of which W.
Bourke Coclcran was chairman and
George W. Van Sicken secretary and
treasurer, has concluded its operations
and turned over its net collections to the
Boer envoys, who will sail for Havre on
the steamer L'Aquitaine June 2S.
Conspiracy Trial Begun.
New Y’ork, June 25.—The trial of the
defendants in the Brooklyn I-tapid Tran
sit Company conspiracy case began to
day. A Jury wss selected and adjourn
ment taken until to-morrow. It Is re
ported that one of the defendants has
turned state’s evidence.
Pension Agent A Treated.
Memphis, Tenn., June 25.—D. H. John
son. United State* pension agent here, was
arreeted to-day on a United States war
rant charging him with unlawfully ob
taining SSOO from an aged negro woman.
Johnson claims he borrowed the money.
Editor M. J. Russell Dead.
Chicago, June 25.—Martin J. Russell, one
of the proprietors and editor of the Chi
cago Chronicle, and for many years iden
tified with the management of Chicago
newspapers, died last night at Mackinac
Island from a complication of diseases.
TROOPS TO COME FROM CUBA.
Said That Several Regiments Will
Soon Be Ordered Home.
Washington, June 25.—As soon as Sec
retary Root returns to this city, early
next week, final arrangements will be
made for the withdrawal of as many
troops as can be spared from further ser
vice in Cuba. It has been estimated that
about one-half of the troops can safely
be brought home within the next few
Nothing will be settled as to which
regiments shall come until after Secre
tary Root returns to the city. There
is an impression, however, that the Fifth
Infantry, stationed principally in the De
partment of Santiago, will be the first
Cuban, regiment to return to the United
States, and that the Eighth Infantry, sta
tioned in the same department, will fol
low soon after.
The return of these troops to the Unit
ed States will enable the War Depart
ment to carry out its plan of sending
troops from this country to the Philip
pines to take the places of the volunteer
army, which must he brought home and
discharged by June 30, 1901.
PRESS SEATS AT KANSAS CITY’.
Papers Which Get Them Will Be Ad
vised on Thursday,
Kansas City, Mo., June 25.—The commit
tee appointed to provide facilities for the
working newspaper men who will attend
the National Democratic convention have
about completed their arrangements.
G. M. Hitchcock of the Omaha World-
Herald, who is chairman of the General
Press Committee, issued the following
“To Newspaper Publishers: Under in
structions of the National Committee the
apportionment of press seats for working
newspaper men has been substantially
agreed upon by the Local Press Commit
tee and the General Press Committee.
Newspapers which have applied tor seats
will be advised by wire of allotment made
not later than Thursday.
"G. M. Hitchcock, Chairman General
“R. H. Lindsay, Chairman Local Press
HE CANNOT YISIT ATLANTA.
President’s Trip to Canton Will Pre
vent Hl* Being There.
Washington, June 25.—A party of dis
tinguished Georgians called on the Pres
ident to-day and invited him to visit At
lanta on July 20, the anniversary of the
tattle of Peachtree creek, which occurred
on July 20, 1804.
This anniversary Is to be made the oc
casion of the reunion of the ex-Unlon and
ex-Confederate soldiers who participated
in that engagement. The fact, that ac
cording to present arrangements, the
President will be in Canton on that date
wilt prevent his visiting Atlanta on the
The delegation consisted of W. A.
Hemphill, I-I. H. Cabaniss, ex-Gov. Bul
lock, Maj. H. H. Smith, J. P. Averill,
C. R. Hoeknis, K. H. Thornton, H. N.
Randolph, T. R. Sawtell and A. G. West.
YELLOW FEVER SITUATION.
Reported the Ostlnok n Qnrmndn*
Is Greatly Improved.
Washington, June 25.—Surgeon General
Sternberg received a telegram to-day
from Capt. Stark, chief medical officer at
Camp Columbia, Quemados, Cuba, stat
ing that there have been no new cases of
yellow fever at Quemados during the
past forty-eight hours. He also says that
as a matter of precaution all the non-lrn
munes have been ordered removed from
Quemados. They are all in excellent con
The officials are encoeraged over the
report of Capt. Stark, as they were afraid
that the fever might become epidemic at
Quemados. which is the headquarter* of
Gfn. Lee, commanding the department of
GEN. WHEELER TAKES CHARGE.
Formally Assumed Control of De
v partment of the Lakes.
Chicago June 25.—Brig. Gen. Joseph
Wheeler assumed command, of the De
partment of the Lakes to-day, relieving
Gen. James F. Wade, who will return to
his tormer post at St. Paul, to direct the
affairs of the Department of the Da
Gen. Wheeler expects to remain in Chi
cago until Sept. 10, his sixty-fourth birth
day, when he will reach the age limit
and retire from active service.
There were no ceremonies attendant
upon the transfer.
MAY SUCCEED MIRAVIEFF.
Count Cassini. Ambassador to United
States, Talked of.
London, June 26.—The Paris correspon
dent of the Daily Express says:
“Four Russian ambassadors are here, by
accident or design—Count Cassiri, ambas
sador to the United States; Count de Neli
doff, ambassador to Italy; Count Kopniv,
ambassador to Austria-Hungary, and
Prince Ouroussoff, ambassador to France,
it is said that Count Muravieff’s succes
sor at the Russian foreign office will be
one of these, and I am informed that
Count Cassini stands the best chance."
COMING WAR VESSELS NAMED.
Battleships Will Be Virginia and
Washington, June 25.—The Secretary of
(he Navy has authorized the following
names tor the new battleships and cruis
Battleships—Virginia and Rhode Isl
Armored Cruisers— Maryland, Colorado
and South Dakota.
Protected Cruisers—St. Louis, Milwau
kee and Charleston.
NEW FIVE-DOLLAR BILLS.
Silver Certificate* Take Place of the
Washington, June 25.—Five dollar silver
certificates of the new design made their
first app arar.ee to-day and took the place
of the old flvrs In all treasury payments
from the cash room. The feature of Ihe
new note is a large typical Indian head
In the center, with a blue seal and a large
letter V with the word "Five" also In
blue running in a curved line across it.
Affects Ginseng Trade.
Louisville. June 25.—The troubles In
China are beginning to affect the remote
districts of the Kentucky mountains In
the ginseng trade, by which hundreds of
people make a living. Ever since the
Boxer trouble began the price of ginseng
ha* been dropping. A month ago it was
quoted at *3.75. to-day It was down to
E. 25 a pound, the lowest price in four
Farewell In Boer Envoys.
New York. June 25.—Arrangements were
completed to-night by the Nr w York Com
mittee to aid the South Africa rumbles
for the farewell reception to be tende:cd
to the Boer envoys. Messrs. Fischer, Wol
marans and Weasels, to-morrow night in
Cooper Union. The speakers will be the
envoys, former Judge Van Hoesen, Rob
ert B. Boose veil, Congressman dulser and
John W. Kelly.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1900.
Increase from girlhood to
The question of health
Is always before her.
Thirty years of her life
Is a battle with menstrua
tion, and not one woman
in a hundred escapes the
Ills which He In wait from
month to month.
has restored a million
women to health.
Letters from grateful
women are constantly
being printed in this
Mrs. Pinhham has fifty
thousand such letters.
Her ocunsel is safe coun
sel. It always helps wo
men and it will help you.
< Mrs. Plnkham’s ad
dress Is Lynn, Mass. She
will advise you free. '<■
WILL HAVE DOUBLE TURRETS.
THREE OF THE NFtW BATTLESHIPS
to be so cowritten:d.
Ttv© Other* Will Have Qnailrllnter
nlly Arranged Tur
ret*—Snpcriinpofted Turret Ques
tion Hum Produced a Lively Con
troversy in Naval Circles—Con
structor Taylor Submitted, a Diw
Washington, June 25—Secretary Long
to-day approved the findings of the Na
val Board recommending that three dt the
five new battleships shall be built with
superimposed and waist eight-inch turrets
and that the remaining two of the new
battleships shall have quad rilate rally ar
ranged eight-inch turrets.
This turret question has been a source
of lively controversy in naval circles and
after the regular naval board <of construc
tion, consisting of the bureau chiefs, had
passed upon the question a special board
was created, made up of line and staff
officers of recognized ability on questions
of naval construction, 10 consider it.
The chief division was as to retaining
the superimposed turrets as on the Ken
tucky and Kear.sarge, or going back to
the system of placing turrets quadr.lat
erally so as to’ fire in broadsides. On this
the board was divided, seven favoring the
superimposed turrets, while five were for
quadrilateral turrets, and Capt. Barker
favored a ccmprom’se, building part of
Report of (lie Hoard.
The report of the board .says:
“In view of the strong minority of five
members, Capt. Barker dissenting from
either proposition, ii was finally decided
to recommend three battlesh ; ps with su
perimposed eight-inch turrets and two
with four independent eight-inch turrets
arranged quadril&terally. This was agreed
to by twelve of the thirteen members con
stituting the board, Naval Constructor
Taylor only voting against it.”
•Constructor Taylor in his dissenting re
"To divide these vessels between two
types is to definitely advertise to the
world that although we have completed
two super iin posed turret vessels we do not
know whether or not they are better (han
if they had been built with separate tur
“Asa further reason for my dissent, I
beg to say tha< if it is admitted or deter
mined that the advantage of being able to
concentrate six guns on either broad
side, instead of four, is sufficiently grof*t
to warrant some sacrifices in o:her direc
tions, I believe that this result can readily
be obtained by an arrangement involving
disadvantages less grave than those fol
lowing from the supposed principle.”
Reported Effort Will Be Made to
Count Out It. If. Henry.
Jackson. Miss., June 25.—The Democratic
State Executive Committee will meet her-'
Wednesday afternoon to sit as a returning
board on the votes cast at the plurality
primary held last Thursday to select dele
gates to the Kansas City Convention.
Intimations are being made that .1
scheme is on foot to count R. H. Henry,
one of the nominees of the dissenting
State Convention, who in now regarded a 3
elected on the face of unofficial returns re
ceived, and the giving of his place to
S. R. Sullivan, who from present returns
has the lowest vote of either of the five
candidates in the race for places on the
delegation from the stato-at-large.
The returns from Rankin county, home
of Senator-elect McLaurin, the chief advo
cate of the primary plan, show that only
seven of the fifteen precincts held an elec
tion. and practically the same average
will be maintained throughout the state.
GEIf. LEE CLOSED SALOON'S.
If I* Course Wa Fully Approved by
Gov. Gen. Wood.
Havana, June 25.—The Mayor of Que
mados recently complained to Gen. Wood
of the closing of certain saloons there by
Gen. Lee, who had acted in the interest
of sanitation, following the precedent
created last year by Gen. Wood at San
In his reply to the complaint, Gen.
Wood said that the only places closed
were those who*e proprietors had special
ly catered to (he United States troops,
and that he fully indorsed <*en. Lee’s
MHOI'I/D RE DONE THIS WEEK.
Early !V(*w of the Relief of Ktima*l
1* Kow Expected,
London, June 25.—The government has 1
received dispatches from Ashanti indi
cating that the relief of Kumnssl should
be accomplished this week.
About 850 men of (he British Central
African native forces sailed June 22 for
Ashanti, where they will Ik- employed to
quell the rising. This is the first time
that British Central Africa has been call
ed upon #0 partake in the responsibilities
Ml the empire.
WE A EED M% A Y R E FOR MS.
St. ( lair MrKeluay Say* All Reform*
Albany, N. Y., June 25.—Speaking to
night tn the thirty-eighth anniversary
convocation of the state of New York re
gent's, St. Clair McKelway, editor of the
Brooklyn EagU . t>aid:
’’Sometimes the republic seems to be
going on the road of suffrage to the so
cialism and to the leveling reached
through bicod in France. At other times
it seems to be going to the control of the
masses by classes, it our republic is to
survive we must return to its intendment.
To that teachers can contribute much by
teaching and more by example. They
should show that a country can be hon
orably lost or saved by what calls on
manhood, but that a bad cause lifted up
or a good one beaten down by money
shames the state’s annals, saps youth's
honor and weakens respect of age. Let
us educate the ignorant poor and hum m
ize the ignorant rich. A nation which
'abolished slavery can aboiVsh the sale
of law. In America nil reform* aie possi
ble, all wrongs repairable and all ditfi
cultiee surmountable.” •
FR At D CASES TO COME VP.
Many Cuban Teacher* Start on the
Trip to Ilnaton.
Havana, June 25.—Scnor Andrade, the
new fiscal, says that the custom house
fraud cases will he brought up to-morrow.
Ho believes he can secure convictions in
most of them.
So far as the postal cases are concern
ed, ho says, he cannot proceed until all
the papers are in his hands. Consequently
he is unprepared to make a statement re
specting them at present, hut he under
stands that he will receive the entire
charges within the next few days.
Havana has been practically given over
to-day to the teachers chosen to attend
the summer school in Boston and to their
The United States transport Sedgwick
took CIO women teachers and the United
States transport Crook, 205 men. The Sedg
wick will call at Matanzas, Cardenas and
Sagua, the Crook touching only at Matan
zas. Both transports left to-day.
EXPENSES NOT EXCESSIVE.
(■oil. Ludlow Denial of ua
Washington, June 25.—Brig. Gen. Lud
low, who was formerly military governor
of Havana, has submitted a sta'ement to
Adjt. Gm. Corbin, in which he denifs the
allegations in some newspapers that the
expenditures in Havana under his direc
tion were excessive. He rays that many
of the expenditures made were initial and
which will not have to be repeated. A
vast amount of matt rial, he said, had to
be purchased and work done for instance,
before cleaning of the streets could begin.
Streets also had to be paved, but when
once these things were done they were
able to reduce expenditures. Accompany
ing his letter is a schedule for the year
1899, showing how' $3,M0,272.79 was ex
ROOSEVELT IS GOING WEST.
lint ns a Private CTtlaen and Not a*
a Republican. Candidate.
Chicago, June 25.—The Times-Herald to
morrow will say:
Gov. Theodore Roosevelt will leave New
York city next Friday for Chicago, ar
riving in this city Saturday and leaving
the same night for Oklahoma City, where
he will attend the reunion of his old regi
ment—the Rough Riders. He will rot
come West as the Republican vice presi
dential candidate, but as a private citi
zen, glad to meet his soldier comrades
again, and be welcomed by them. Or*
arriving in Chicago he will become the
guest* of Paul Morton, second vice presi
dent of the San Fe road, in whose private
car he will make the Journey to Okla
CORN FOR FAMINE VICTIMS.
Stenmaliip Quito Arrived In India
With 200,000 Run he I*.
New York, June 25.—The committee of
one hundred on Indian famine relief to
day received a cablegram from Bombay
that the steamship Quito had reached
there with 200,0000 bushels of American
corn for the famine victims. The
Quito’s cargo represents contributions
from thousands of Americans, and will be
distributed through the inter-denomina
tional missionary committee, the Indian
government supplying free transporta
tion for that purpose.
TARVIX MAY BE A CANDIDATE.
Beckham May Re A*ked to Call the
Covington, Ky., June 25.—1 t was an
nounced to-day that Judge James P. Tar
vin, president of the Ohio Volley Bimetal
lic League, would be a candidate for the
gubernatorial nomination before the Ken
tucky Democratic convention (it Lexing
ton, July 19.
Democratc leaders have announced that
the convention ia certain to pass a resolu
tion asking Gov. Beckham to call an extra
session of the Legislature in order to modi
fy the Goebel election law so it may be in
operation in amended form at the No
WILL RBXOIXCB HIS RIGHT.
Ferdinand to Give I p Saccesnlon to
the AuMtrian Crown.
Vienna, June 25.—1 tls officially an
nounced that Archduke Ferdinand, the
Austrian heir apparent, will formally re
nounce tho right of succession to the im
perial threne on Thursday next. On the
following day he will wed the Countess
Sophie Chotek, his morganatic marriage
being the reason for which he will with
draw frem the succession.
Evan* Will Xot Itealgn.
Chattanooga. Tenn., June 25.—A letter
has been received by the Chattanooga
News from Commissioner of Pensions
Evans in which he denies the story pub
lish< and several days ago to the effect that
he will resign as pension commissioner
and run for Congress.
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MOST MOMENTOUS DECISION.
RELATION OF COMTITITIOX TO
Ilonrke Coekran Say* th Decision
of the Snprcmc Court Will lie
Fraught With Momentou* Connc
quencea Whichever Way It Goes.
We Might Annex a Part of China.
He Picture* the Possibilities on
Roth Side* of the Came.
New' Haven. Cpnn., June 25.—W. Bourke
Cockran addressed the graduating class
of the Yale Law School this afternoon
at the anniversary exercises.
He said the young men of the gradu
ating class were entering their profes
sion on the eve of the most mome.ntous
decision ever given by a court, referring
to the pending question before the Su
preme Court of the United States on the
constitutional aspects of acquired terri
“Should the Supreme Court decide that
the constitution applies to newly acquir
ed islands, and (hat their products and
their people have free access to our
shores, to our ports and to our marts of
trade, both political parties will be ns
earnest in their desire to be rid of them
as one parly already* seems to be.
“The United States’ right to take ter
ritory is not disputed. The annexation
of Canada is a wish of many Americans.
The annexation of Mexico is not an im
probability. Nor is the annexation of
part of China to-day quite so fanciful as
throe years ago the annexation of the
Philippines would have been considered.
It is not Impossible that twelve months
hence the annexation of a part of the
wall of China may be a burning politi
“If. on the other hand, the Supreme
Court should hold that the constitution
of the United States does not hold, then,
too, the consequences are momentous. A
government's policy can be changed, but
the decree of court stands irrevocable.
Whnt might be the status of the Presi
dent in any countries in which Congress
would set up the government The Presi
dent might, it is quite conceivable, re
main a Republican magistrate in the or
iginal republic and his status range from
that, in the dependencies, to a despotic
military ruler. Indeed, Congress might
remove the capital from Washington and
set it up outside the bounds of the power
cf the. constitution which created it. It
could levy taxes, not for (he benefit of
the governed, but for (he benefit of the
governors. These ore consequences which
might follow from such a decision of
the court. You can now measure for
yourselves -the magnitude of the question
which the court may decide by its declar
NEELY CASE POSTPONED.
Judge Laeombe to Re A*kcl for an
Order of Extradition.
Now York. June 25.—The examination
of Charles F. W. Neely, which has been
postponed a number of times and was set
for to-day before United States Commis
sioner Shields, has been again postponed
to next Friday, at 10:30 a. m. The post
ponement was by the arrangement and
mutual consent of counsel.
According (o Mr. Baldwin, United Slates
district attorney, whtn the government
does art. it will he in the shape of an
application made by the district attorney
to Judge Laeombe of the United States
District Circuit Court, asking for Neely’s
removal to Havana under the special ex
tradition act passed by Congress in the
last days of the session.
The proceedings under the original re
quest for Neely’s extradition made by
Gov. Gen. Wood upon Gov. Roosevelt,
will undoubtedly be discontinued. Neely,
in the meantime, is in Ludlow street Jail.
SHREWD SPANISH SWINDLE.
I’nrtlf* Go All tlie Wny to Mndrld to
Find They Are Duped.
Washington, June 25.—Dwight Reed,
United States vice consul at Madrid,
Spain, has brought to the attention ot
the State Department a clever and In
genious swindle which has been attempt
ed upon various parties in this country
by certain Spanish schemers. The plan
is to get money in obtaining alleged for
tunes by writing letters to persons in the
United Slates and signing the same
family name as the person bears to
whom the letter is addressed.
Communications have been sent persons
all over the United Slates. During the
past year, Consul Reed says, parties have
come from Boston and New York al! the
way to Madrid only to find themselves
DE9IA.YD OF Ml MO W ORKERS.
Scale Will Be Presented to the
Birmingham, Ala., June 26.—The United
Mine Workers have not yet completed
their scale of wages to be presented to
the coial operators. President Young and
Secretary Clemoof the United Mine Work
ers, stated to-night that the scale would be
ready probably by to-morrow aflernoon.
It Is stated, though not through official
channels, that a demand will be made tor
on increase of ten cenls per ton for min
ing. It Is understood that Ihe minimum
fixed in the scale to be presented to-mor
row will be 55 cents and the maximum
Sennior Hill'* Availability,
Pittsburg, June 25—Democratic Stale
Chairman John S. Rilling, in an Interview
to-night said concerning D. B. Hill's • 'an
dldacy tor the Democratic vice presiden
"Well, Senator Hill's availability depend*
largely upon his ability to-unite the New
York delegation. If he can do that he
would look like a strong candidate.”
I nlfiue < a*e of Murder.
Wheeling, W. Va., June 25.—Edward
Gregg and wife were arrested to-day at
Moundsvllle by the Humane Society offi
cer on the charge of murder. The case is
one without precedent In Wea Virginia,
the allegation being that the pair were
ordered to provide medicine for their sick
child, which they did not do, and the
Murine* to Go to Chinn.
Chicago, June 2i.—The Fourth Battalion
of United Stales Marines. Maj. W. P.
Biddle In command, passed through Chi
cago to-night on a rush assignment to
duty in Ihe Orient, and the Chinese battle
ground is believed to he Ihelr objective.
The battalion, reinforced by two squadrons
of tho Sixth Cavalry, will sail from San
Francisco July 1 for Cavite, Philippine Is
lands, via Japan.
at. 1.0 al* Air I,file,
Nw York, Juno 25-Plans for reorgan
ization of the H(. Boult Air Dine, teemic
ally known as the Louisville, Evansville
and St. Louis Consolidat'd Halfway, were
announced to-day by J. p. Morgan A
Cos. This firm will issue for Hie present
securities ot the Bt. Louis division first
mortgage 4 per cent. 59-year goal bonds
of the Southern Railway Company.
KllKlit linin'! In Inillii.
London. June 25.—The viceroy of India
cable* that frequtnt showers have fallen
in the Deccan and e aewhere, but that
heavy rain* are wanted order to ena
ble the native* to enaage in plowing and
sowing the autumn crops.
If you will buy three
Old Virginia Cheroots
and smoke them to-day you will get
the greatest amount of comfort and
satisfaction that 5 cents will buy in
a smoke, and get it three times over!
You haven’t any idea how good they
are and cannot have until you try them.
Try three to-day instead of a sc. cigar.
Three hundred million Old Virginia Cheroots smoked this
year. Ask your own dealer. Price, 3 for 5 cents. s
THE FORCES SENT TO PEKIN.
Continued from First Page.
dated June 12. No direct or Indirect news
front the ministers aince.
“About 430 foreign troops, including
fifty-six American marines, w< nt to Pekin
to guard the legations. A force of 100
Americans, uniting with a total force of
2.500 men of all nationalities represented
here, went on June 10 to open the road
and to relieve Pekin. This movement was
by permission of the Chinese government.
“The last news from the expedition
was dated June 12, when the expedition
was ut Lang Fang. The railroad has
been destroyed behind it since.
“Any news that can be obtained or ef
fort made for the relief of the legations
and the lives and property of foreigners
should be done t any hazard.
“All energies anil force* here must first
be directed to the relief of Tien Tain. par
ticularly as it is the key to Pekin.”
ALBANY MAN DO TO CHI\%.
She Will He Heady to .Sail From
Sou t hn in pt oll To-da > .
Southampton. June 25.—The United
States cruiser Albany, which arrived here
June 14, will sail June 211. the work on her
having been accelerated. She will meet the
United States suanujh'p Bcindia at Gi
braltar and will transfer stores from
her. It i said that the Albany’s officers
would not be surprised if the cruiser pro
ceeded frem Gibraltar for China.
HARPER TO GO TO CHINA.
Order Look* aw If Gen. Chaffee Will
Re Sent There.
Chicago.-June 26.—Lieut. Roy Beveridge
Harper, who has been visiting in Chicago,
has had his leave of absence cut short by
an order 10 report Immediately at Wash
ington prepared to leave for China at the
♦nd of this week. Lieut. Harper is at
tached to the Seventh United States Cav
alry, but lias b*. n serving as aide de
camp to Gen. Chaffee for several months
and from this order it is p e.uim *d Gen.
Chaffee is to be assigned to duty in
A REBELLION IS LOOKED FOR.
Lt Hung I’liang, So Fur, Ha* Been
I noble to Slop It.
Vancouver, B. C., June 25.—Oriental
advices by the steamer Tartar yesterday
state that according to a Canton corre
spondent, a rebellion is expected to break
out in Kwan lhan province at any time.
Enormous quantities of Mauser rifle*
and quick-firing gun* have been smug
gled in, and it is said that 2,500 troops
may be put in the field. Viceroy Li
Hung Chang Is attempting to nip the re
bellion in the bud, but so far has been
unable to do so. Thousands of discon
tented people tire said 4o be rallying to
the black flag of the rebel chieftains.
A party of miners, says the China Mail,
have succeeded In locating several prom
ising fields of gold and other minerals in
the northern provinces of the Philippines
and several British firms in China are
FOREIGNER!! AT PEKIN SAFE.
Preparing tn l.esve Kith Authority
of Chinese Government.
Paris, June 25 —The French consul gen
eral at Shanghai telegraphing yesterday,
reported that the Chinese minister of rail
roads and telegraphs has informed him
that ail foreign ministers nnd foreigners
at Pekin were safe last Tuesday, June 19.
nnd were preparing to leave with the au
thority of the Chinese government.
PRESERVATION OF CHINA.
SnllMhnry Agrees Kith American
View* on the Subject.
London, June 25.—The Associated Press
learn* Ix>rd Salisbury Is still hopeful that
the Chinese crisis will be solved without
war against that country as a whole.
In spite of the alarming reports he In
clines to tho belief that the government
of China in some satisfactory form will
shortly be able to reassert itself. He does
not mean that he belittles the professions
of the various viceroys who have given no
tice of their willingness to co-operate with
the United States. Without committing
himself to a definite view of the future, he
appears averse to any scheme of territo
rial Indemnity which, when order Is re
stored, might be> suggested by the Powers
who havo suffered during the uprising.
The interview of United States Ambassa
dor Joseph H. Choate with Lord Salis
bury Saturday was due to instructions re
ceived from Secretary Hay. in which Ihe
ambassador was notified of the friendly
professions of Ihe various viceroys, amt
Scotch and Irish Whiskier
We are agents for the most celebrated Scotch a;
Irish whiskies, imported direct from the distilleries c.
Scotland and Ireland.
These Scotch whiskies are the blend of the fine
Highland whiskey matured many years in wood befor
bottled. The expert Analyist describes this Scotch whi
key as the perfection of Highland whiskey, and is specie
O. V. H., selected Old Vattec. Highland whiskey fro:r
Glasgow, Scotland. The latest novelty in Scotch whisks
is distilled Rutherford of Leith, Scotland, and is callo
Scotch Cher Whiskey, and very palatable indeed. W
are also agets for the famous old Irish whiskey, imports .
bv us from Wheeler, Belfast. Ireland.
Agents for Scotch and Irish Distilleries.
was Instructed to secure Lord Salisbu.
Beyond casual conversation Mr. Chr
had not mentioned the crisis in the
Fas* until he received- Secretary H
cpble message. The ambassador db
cicd the British premier’s views were
actly as frequently represented in U
dispatches. lie maintained the belief
the diplomat.-- at Pekin had not 1
massacred, and did not believe they \
Tikely to be. He is eminently satl.
with the action already taken by
United St'Qf-s, and expressed the s
views as the cable dispatches attri
to Secretary Hay.
In short the conference may be said
to have elicited n single point on w
Ixrd Salisbury differed from the Arr
c;m attitude, and while he expressed
determination to use every endeavor
restore order in the Pei-Ho valley r
extricate the diplomats, his estimate
the situation was tinged with a splri
hopefulness that contrasted greatly \
the general tone of the British press.
The ambassador did not discuss
eventual settlement and the likeiihoo
a partition of China, etc., and it ms
reiterated that this phase of the situ:
has not yet been made the subject c
exchange of views between any of
nations. Judging from the accoun
w h.it pursed between Mr. Choate and '
Salisbury, tin* statement recently
to the Associated Press by the* fo
office, that Great Britain and the c
nations. m> far a the foreign office k
were eonfining ail their energies an*
liberations solely to the present pi
ament, is a sincere statement of fac
Russia, Japan or any other Power hi r
ulterior object in making capital O' t
the trouble in China. Lord Salisbury .
not appear to be aware of it.
SHANGHAI IS NOT AFPECTE::.
>l. f*. %. Man \\ Ire* of (he S
of Two MiMionarleN.
New York. June 25—Richard C. M
general secretary of the Internal
Committee of the Young Men’s Chri
Association, has received a cable;
frem Robert E. Lewis, repress ntatlx
the committee stationed at Shanghai,
e<l June 23, which reads:
“War is not likely to affect Shan;
Lyon cn way to Japan. Brockman on
to Shanghai." ,
There are four other representative
the committee stationed in China. \ t
are Willard I.yon at Pekin, Robert
Galley at Tien Tain, F. S. Brockme
Nankin, and Walter J. Southam at 1.
Mr. Brockman's home is in Atlant;.
AN EXPLANATION CALLED FO.‘.
Monooncy Knll**<l to Fire at T..*
Forts When Fired tpon.
Washington, June 25.—The rep r *
action of the gunboat Monocacy, in \
ing to respond after she had been I •
upon from the Taku forts, is under?" •
to have been received with surpris?
the President, who requested an expl
tion of the matter, which has not
This was made known to-day in off
quarters to offset the published inti
tion* that the Monocacy would not 1
failed to respond unless she hud been c
dered to hold her fire.
Arethune to Go to China.
Philadelphia, June 25.—Under or’ ■
from the navy department, a large i
of men to-day began the work of prei
ing for active service the water can*.'
ship Arethune, which has been In res.
at League Island since the close of
Spanish-American war. The A ret hue*
to be sent to Chinese waters and oflk'
at the League Island navy yard ex pec. .
have her ready within ten days.
French Troops > to China.
Paris, June 25.—An official dispatch *•
ceived here from Saigon, the capital
French Cochin China, says the Fret
armored cruiser Vauban and the tre
port Cura vane have sailed north with
marines and a battery of artillery.
Equal Muffruge Defeated.
Portland, Ore., June 25.—Mrs. Abir
Scott Punway, president of the Oreg
State Equal Suffrage Association, to-d
gave out the following:
"The equal suffrage amendment was •*
frated at the recent state election by
vote of 28,402 to 26,265. Suffrage lead
are jubilant over the large vote, and t
ing right ahead to try again."
(•n tmriiilment Vetoed.
Chi-ago. June 25.—Mayor Harrison, r
the council rmetlng this evening, vetf
the Ogden gas ordinance amendme
which gives the gas company permlst.
to se'l out to another company.
Seven Were Killed.
Pe pf<e, Wis., June 25.—The revi
list of those killed In yesterday's wr
on the Chicago and Northwestern Rally,
places the number at seven.