Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, July 12, 1900, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

7.13 A. \l. 9-H A. M.
10.17 » 12.38 P. M.
2.2 1 P. M. 4.M "
ti.OH '• -.51 "
10.17 A. M. 4-5.1 P. M.
L>. L. A W. K. K.
6.58 A.M. H.OUA.M. " 112. M.
2.11 P.M. 4.36 "
8.10 " S-20 "
6.58 A.M. 12.47 P.M.
6.10 P.M. 8-20 "
7.42 A. M. 11.25 A. M.
4.1K1 P. M. 6.05 P. M.
7.44 A. M, 11.23 A.M.
iM P. M. 6.04 P. M.
ofpickon MiLL ST., Opposite the Post (lltioe.
Operative sn<l Mechanical Dentistry Carefully
performed. Teeth positively extracted without
pain,with «>aß, Ether and Chloroform: Treat
ing ami Killing teeth aSiioelaltv.
Office over Paules' Drug Store
Eyes tested, treated, fitted with glass
es and artificial eyes supplied.
311 Market Street, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Hours — 10 a. ni. to 5 p. m.
Telephone 1436.
Britons Moving on the Country
Held by Dewet.
The Free State I.eader Ha* Taken
Refuite In the Mountain*—Steyn and
Gen. Dewet Are the Only Obstacle*
to the Termination of the Wur.
London, July 7.—Gen. Paget is mov
ing toward the heart of the country
held by Dewet.
Lord Roberts telegraphed to the war
office, under date of Pretoria, July 5,
2:25 p. m. as follows:
"Paget engaged the enemy on July
3 successfully at Pleisirfontein. He
drove them out of a very strong po
sition across Leeuw Kop to Broncri
fontein, where he bivouacked for the
night. He followed up the enemy aad
on the afternoon of July 4 was at
Blaauwkopje, 15 miles northeast of
Bethlehem. He reports that all of
Steyn's government officials, except the
treasurer general, who has gone to
Vrede, are at Bethlehem, which has
been proclaimed the capital. Steyn
himself is reported to have taken
flight to the mountains. Buller re
ports the line to Heidelberg restored,
thus completing every communication
between Pretoria and Natal."
Lourenzo Marques on Friday learn
ed that the Boers are showing fresh ac
tivity. A British force Is reported
within 40 miles of Koomatipoort.
The Times Lourenzo Marques cor
respondent, in a dispatch dated Fri
day, says:
■ "B'- . ~ . —• V «niirce it is
learned that ex-President steyu and
Christian Dewet are the only
stacles to the termination of the war
in South Africa."
floldi«*r» Wnnt to (io to China.
Havana, July 7.—Military Governor
Wood has issued orders to the depart
ments to have the Second, Fifth and
Eighth infantry regiments ready for
embarkation as soon as the transports
shall arrive. The Eighth is practically
ready now, as it has not been scatter
ed, while the Second and Fifth have
been divided among various districts.
Three companies of the Tenth regi
ment will proceed to Morro Castle, at
Santiago, to relieve the Fifth, while
troops of the Eighth cavalry will re
lieve tho companies of the Fifth sta
tioned at Guantanamo and San Juan
de Tanamo. Baroca will be relinquish
ed as a military post. A company of
the Tenth will relieve the Second at
Trinidad. The members of the Eighth
regiment are delighted with the pros
pect of soon seeing home, while many
officers hope that they will be rushed
right to China.
A hlmiatrofiM Thunder Storm,
Harrisburg, July 7.—A fierce thunder
storm passed over Dauphin county 011
Thursday night, doing much damage.
Among the properties struck by light
ning and destroyed were the house and
barn of John Hartz, near Palmyra; the
barn of Daniel Hetrick, near Sand
Beach, containing two horses and part
of this year's grain crop; the house of
Albert Minnich, near Dorry Church;
the house of L. J. Strohm, near Ling
leßtown; two large barns near Berrys
burg, and a house near Uniontown. An
unknown man was killed by lightning
while under a tree at Derry Church.
Arrested For Double Murder.
Dover, N. H., July 7.—Four men,
giving their names as John Williams,
John Farren, William Scott and Frank
Gold, supposed to be the men who
murderously assaulted four Dover resi
demts on the night of July 4, resulting
in the death of two men —John Mc-
Nally and Thomas Dobbins —were ar
rested yesterday near this city. Wit
nesses of Wednesday night's affair
have Identified Williams as the man
who shot Dobbins, and Farren and
Gold as two of his companions.
Canton'* Welcome to lloosevelt.
Canton, 0., July 7. —Tha home city
of the president yesterday accorded to
his colleague on the Republican na
tional ticket an ovation almost unpre
cedented, even in Canton. It would be
hard to say whether the citi/ons of
Canton voiced a more demo r .strative
welcome to President McKiriey or to
Governor Roosevelt, yet it r.ay be said
with truth that Canton did not dis
criminate in yesterday's demonstra
And a» a Result Two Ynnnu Men
Their Death.
Philadelphia, July 9. —David Hallen
and Isaac Braumfine, both 19 years of
age, were drowned in the Schuylkill
river yesterday afternoon by a row
boat going over Flat Rock dam, just
above the city, while two companions
were rescued. Hallen and Braumfine
were members of a picnic party, and in
company with Leon Kapplain and Til
lie Stein hired a rowboat for a ride on
the river. They did not know of tho
close proximity of the dam, and when
they discovered it the boat was too
close to be rowed away. There was
not much water going over the dam at
the time and the little craft stuck fast.
The lockkeeper came to their rescue
in a launch and threw them a rope,
which he instructed them to tie around
their bodies and then jump overboard.
Hallen and Braumfine refused, but the
girl and Kappi;.!ti did so. and as they
jumped out the boat shot over the dam
to the rocks below. Hallen and Bratiu,
fine sank immediately. The other two
were pulled op board the launch.
A Tardy Message From Our
Minister to Pekin.
It Tells of the Threatening Outlook
011 May 21,
He Believed at That Time That the
t'hinese Government, Alarmed at
the Situation, Would Take Kner-
Ketic Aet ion to Suppress the Horn
era—-Meantime Conies mi Olllelnl
Ki'iiort from Sliiinnlial That the
Legations at I'ekln Were Safe on
July 4, While Still Another DU
pateh Discredits the 4t OlUeial He
port—The Allien Will Soon Have
Fifty Thousand Troop* Ashore —ma-
orders 111 the Provinces Appear to
lie Increasing; in Violence.
Washington, July 9. —The last China
mail to reach the state department
brought the report of Minister Conger,
perhaps the last that will ever come
to hand. This bears date of Pekiu,
May 21. It Is of the utmost import
ance, disclosing, as it does, a full com
prehension on the part of the foreign
ministers in Pekin of the character and
extent of the Boxer uprising, even
through Mr. Conger himself, by dis
position optimistic, found some reason
to hope that ihe worst was over at
that date. What Mr. Conger has to
say as to the attitude of the Chinese
government toward the Boxer move
ment, as revealed in the formal inter
change that took place between him
self and the tsung-li-yamen is not only
of peculiar Interest now, but probably
will have a strong bearing on the final
reckoning that must be had between
the civilized nations and the Chinese.
Mr. Conger makes it very clear,
through the publication of the French
priest's letter, that at least one, and
probably all of the European nations
having interests in northern China
were acquainted with the dangers of
the situation at least two or three
weeks before the actual outbreak In
The letter to Secretary Hay of May
21 is as follows:
"In response to the request of the
French minister the dean called a
meeting of the diplomatic corps yes-
terday, and upon information furnish
ed in a letter from the Catholic bishop
in Pekin and verbal reports by the
other ministers, the situation was con
sidered so grave that the corps unani
mously instructed the dean to present
it to the tsung-li-yamen and demand
immediate and effective measures,
which he did today by the note, copy
of which is enclosed.
"I also enclose copies of the bishop's
letter and one from Rev. Mr. Killie, au
American missionary, who lives in
Pekin. but travels a circuit to the
north and east.
"On the 18th inst., during an extend
ed personal interview with the tsung
li-yamen, I called their attention to
the fact that notwithstanding constant
warnings from this and other legations
the Boxers had continually increased
and spread until now they are boldly
organized inside the wall of Pekin, the
existance of thousands is known in
the villages around Pekiu, Christian
converts are being persecuted and
threatened everywhere, many forced to
recant their religious professions, and
some have been compelled to abandon
their chapels and come to Pekin for
"I said: 'At a London mission near
Chou Chow, 40 miles west of Pekiu,
two native Christians have been kill
ed and their chapel destroyed. Near
Pao Ting Fu, a Catholic village has
been destroyed and 61 Christians mur
dered, feome of them being burned
alive. The foreign governments can
not longer sit idly by and witness this
persecution and murder. I can only
speak for my own government, but
it is becoming very impatient over
China's continued treaty violations. It
always has been and still is the good
friend of China, and only wishes it
prosperity, but is now more than ever
determined to sustain the treaty rights
if all American citizens and of the
Christian converts, and it will hold
the Chinese government to the strict
est responsibility for every treaty in
fraction in this regard. It will do thia
not only for the benefit of its own citi
zens, but in the interest of China her
self, whose government is now sadly
threatened by these lawless organiza
tions. At present, it is true, they
seem to have no capable leader, but
should one arise and the populace be
come really inflamed the overthrow of
the present dynasty is most likely to
! Not an Ordinary School j
2 When Williamsporl Dickinson Seminary was fouti<le<l, money 'M
» making was nut in the thought ol its promoters. To give young 'm
Z; tin n tinl women thorough intellectual ami moral training >1 tin
A.- ' >w<-st possible cost was its paramount aim. It remain- ii . ;>.n J|
X; Mount aim. BuiMings have been a<l<le<l, equipment im rt i I /X
the faculty enlarged, but jZ
j Williamsport j
J Dickinson Seminary J
0) Is still true to Its first principles. II is n Home and « hristlan school. II )Z
aJ provides fur health and social culture as cm fully us for in- niiil anil W
w? moral training, taking a personal Interest in each pupil. Mil adjutdn 5J
ii methods to need, lielfevliig tliat true eilueati«.;i :««•!. In develop
W highest. type- of manhood and woinanho "I. \ splendid Held, .
ii athletics directed hy a trained athlete, make hail ileld and g.\ innii'
Wi real value. Swim mini; pool for all. Single heds for ladles. Nine iei nl;n )%
m. courses, with elective studies, oiler wide selection. Nl\ com pel It i\ e w
Z> scholarships are otfareil. Heventeen skilled teachers classify and In iX
Ji struct, making school work other than drudgery. Music, Art, Kx press ion JW
Wand I'liysteal Culture, with other brunches or alone, under teachers with H
Z l>est. home and Kuropean training. Ilome, with tuition In regular «
X) studies, ayear, with discounts to ministers, ministerial candidates,
wl teachers, and two Ironi same family. Kail term <>|>eiis September 10, l!**i. B
M Catalogue free. Address
112 Rev. EDWARD J. GRAY, D. D.. Preji.lent, Williivmsport. Pa.
ronow, ana possit)iy tne aestruction or !
the empire, etc., etc.*
"They replied that I did not under- |
Btand the may difficulties under which
they labored, but they had succeeded j
in suppressing the Boxers in the prov- j
ince of Shan Tung, and would do so
"1 told them I saw no effective
measures whatever being put forth. |
They replied that the movement had j
not heretofore been looked upon as I
serious, but that now the throne was
fully aware of the gravity of the sit
uation that a recent confidential
decree had been sent to the 7iceroy, the
Pekin and neighboring officials, which
would surely prove effective, suppress
the Boxers and restore order.
"I told them that the most alarming
telegrams were being sent to the news
papers of Europe and America of the
existing state of anarchy here, and
that the people of tne world would be
forced to believe that the government
of China was either abetting these
murderous brigands or that it was too
weak to suppress or control them, and
its good name and credit must suffer
irretrievably in consequence. After
reading me the decree, which was
much like those heretofore published,
they asked if I would not wire my
government that they could and were
suppressing the Boxers.
"I replied that at present I would
not; that I had been for six months
telegraphing the issuance of ineffective
decrees, but if they would show me the
fact by actual and immediate repres
sion, which they could if they would,
in three days I would gladly and quick
ly wire it to my government.
"They assured me that sufficient
troops had been sent to the disturbed
districts to restore order and afford
"1 again told them that restored
order would be the only possible
proof. I also said that unless the sit
uation was relieved and the threaten
ing danger from mobs averted I should
be compelled to ask for a sufficient
guard of American marines to insure
the safety of the legation.
"They said: 'Oh, don't do that. It is
unnecessary,' and again promising
energetic action the interview closed.
"Unless some energetic action is
taken the situation will become
fraught with great danger to all for
eigners, not from any intelligent or
organized attacks, but from ignorant
and inflamed mob violence. I, how
ever, believe, as I said in my tele
grum, that the government is aroused,
itself alarmed at the situation, and
will take more energetic action, but
no one can be certain of this until it
is done.
"Since the United States steamship
Wheeling had already left Taku, I
deemed it prudent to ask the admiral
for the presence of another war ves
sel, and, responding to the request,
Admiral Kempff, with the Newark,
sailed hither from Yokohama on the
19th inst. and should arrive soon."
The enclosures referred to by Mr.
Conger follow.
Mr. Wu. the Chinese minister, con
tinues optimistic in spite of the alarm
ing statements which have appeared.
Such recent communications as he has
had with the officials of the southern
provinces leads him to believe that up
to a very recent date the legationers
were still safe.
Considerable importance is attached
here to the telegraphic announcement
that Prince Ching is leading a counter
revolution against the rebels in Pekin.
The prince is the head of the tsung
li-yamen, the Chinese foreign office,
and the commander of a garrisoned
force in the capital. His influence is
said to be considerable, and the fact,
if the report be confirmed, that he has
espoused the cause of the government
of the empress and that the loyal
troops are with him, it is said may
prevent further murder and pillage by
the rebels and in this indirect man
ner be the means of aiding the for
An Offlclnl Announcement Which
SITIIIM to l!«* I)iN<'r«»«l 11«•«! by
Kilter lit* port*.
London, July 1). —The foreign con
suls at Shanghai met on July 7 and
officially announced that the legations
at Pekin were safe on July 4. The
foregoing statement, read with Consul
Warren's dispatch to the foreign of
fice on Saturday, makes it possible to
believe that the legations will hold out
for a number of days yet. Having
fought to a standstill the first out
bursts of fanatical fury, it is believ
able that something may intervene to
save them. The news, after the sin
ister rumors of the last ten days, is
enough upon which to build up hopes.
The Shanghai correspondent of The
Express, telegraphing on Sunday, at
5:10 p. m., however, throws doubt upon
Consul Warren's information. He
"Taotai Sheng now admits that there
was an error in his communication to
Gen. Warren. The date of the cour
ier's arrival at Chinen Fu was July 3,
which does not apply to his departure
from Pekin. The journey from Pekin
to Chinen Fu occupies five days. The
courier, therefore, could not have left
Pekin later than June 28. The date of
the massacre there, as given by Chi
nese reports, was June 30 or July 1."
Tien Tsin is still hard pressed. A
Chinese force numbering from 80,000
to 100,000 men, as estimated by incon
clusive reconnoissances, floods the
country round about Tien Tsin, com
munication between which place and
Taku is apparently possible by river
A Crefoo dispatch says the Russians
have landed 3,000 men at Taku and the
Japanese have discharged several
transports. The Japanese pushed on
to Tien Tsin, leading in the subsequent
assault upon the native river, in which
their commander was killed. Ten more
transports are engaged at Japanese
ports. With the 10,000 British India
troops afloat and fresh Japanese con
tingents it is quite probable that the
allies will soon have 50,000 men ashore.
The disorders in the provinces ap
pear to be increasing in violence. A
Chinese army is within 40 miles of
New Chwang, and the foreigners are
preparing to abandon their homes.
The southern part of the province is
swept by raiders, destroyirg all works
»112 the white man, except in spots gar
risoned by Russians. Proclamations
have been posted in all villages near
t neroo calling upon the 10/al Chinese !
to rise and expel the foreigners for in
troducing among tLe pious Chinese an
I immoral religion. Every good Budd
hist is expected tc kneel three hours
daily, knock his head upon the floor
thrice and pray earnestly that sudden,
cruel death may overtake all aliens.
The foreign settlement at Chefoo Is
at the mercy of two Chinese forts
equipped with Krupp guns, which com
mand two sides of the city. Six war
ships. including the United Slates gun
boat Nashville, are constantly cleared
for action. i
The provisional government at Pekin
appears to have designs upon the !
southern provinces. Besides having or- j
dered Kwan Shi Kai to advance upon I
Nankin, which Kwan Shi J£ai says he I
will not do. Prince Tuan ftas sent an
army along the route of the Grand j
Nankin is on the south bank of the
river, nearly a mile wide. The British i
cruisers Hermione and Pique I will as- j
sist in repelling attempts to cross. Six
Chniese cruisers are there and 17,000 j
Chinese troops are at the disposal of
Viceroy Llu-Kunyi. The forts mount ;
34 high power modern guns. The for- |
eigners in Shanghai are becoming un- |
easy. Everything depends, they feel, !
on Viceroy Liu-Kunyi.
Refugees from Tien Tsin arriving at j
Shanghai says that only five civilian
foreigners were killed during the long 1
Chinese bombardment. The foreign j
women became so indifferent that they [
walked through the streets, not heed- j
ing the shells. Most of the civilians I
were deported to Taku, thence to be !
conveyed to Shanghai.
The Times this morning says: "We
learn from a private message from
Canton that Li Hung Chang has tele
graphed direct to the Chinese minister !
in London urging him to request the I
British government to approach the
United States government with a view
to a joint invitation to Japan to co
operate in the maintenance of the Chi
nese empire and the establishment of
a strong government on a solid basis,
the three then uniting in an appeal
for the support of all the other pow
' tine Hodv found lit Korkmvuy Heaeli.
117 lloclit'N Recovered*
New York, July 9.—Three more
: bodies were found yesterday on the
| Saale. This makes 29 bodies that have
| thus far been taken from the wreck of
! the Saale since the fire, and 14(1 bodies
1 in all recovered. The bodies recovered
I yesterday were all found in the see
' ond cabin, in the after part of the ship,
j and they were horrible Bights to look
, upon. They had very little clothing on
| and were all victims of fire. They
' could not be identified. Chief Officer
i Henry Schaeffer, who was in charge.
; said he had no idea who the men had
! been, but, judging from the place
where they were found, he thinks they
were stewards.
The body of a man, badly scarred
' and burned, was found at Rockaway
Beach yesterday afternoon and taken
to the morgue there. The body is sup
posed to be that of a victim of the Ho
i boken disaster, which would make 147
| bodies recovered.
No bodies were recovered from the
Bremen or Main yesterday, although
the work of searching was kept up.
Dynamite was exploded on the river
i bed about the wrecks off the pier of
! the North German Lloyd line without
, bringing to the surface any more
bodies. One charge was sent down be
tween the ruins of the Thingvalla line
pier and the pier of the Hamburg line.
A column of water was hurled into the
air and the water agitated for a long
distance by the charge, but no bodies
were floated. Another charge was
fired, but to no purpose.
! Perilous Trip Aeross a Temporary
ftrl<lice i»> Mne Hundred People.
Buffalo, July 9. —The storm which
swept I>ake Erie Saturday night was
i one of the most sudden and severe
j known to the summer season. Many
| yachts were broken from their moor-
I ings and driven on shore, and the dam
age to small craft will be considerable,
j The large passenger steamer Pearl,
which was caught by the squall as she
! was backing from her dock at Crystal
I Beach, Out., with 900 Buffalo excur
| sionists on board and driven stern
foremost on a sand bar, was released.
| The damage to the boat proved trifling.
The rescue of the passengers was peril
; oils. Gangplanks were spliced with
rope and pushed from the Crystal
Beach dock to the deck of the Pearl,
I which had listed to port so heavily
I that it was feared she would be turn
led completely over by the waves,
j Across this undulating bridge each of
the 900 men, women and children on
board were forced to walk or crawl,
while the driving sea foamed about
Mischievous Hojs t'ause ratal Wreck
Scranton, Pa., July 9. —Two open
cars on the Scranton Railway com
pany's Duryea line collided head on
at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at Old
Forge, injuring 11 persons. S. S.
Westbrook, niotorman, of Scranton,
had his arm, leg and hip fractured and
was Injured internally. He died last
night. The injuries of Mrs. John Lewis,
of West Scranton, Mrs. Patrick Judge,
of Old Forge, and Mrs. Daniel Morgan,
of West Scranton, are serious. Mis
chievous boys, it is supposed, tampered
with the switch signals and both cars
got into the same block.
T. A. Slocum, M. ('., the Great Chem
ist and Scientist, Will Send Free, to
the Alllicted, Three Bottles of
> his Newly Discovered Ileine
' dies to Cure Consumption
i and All Lung Troubles.
Nothing could lie iairer, more philan-
J thropic or carry moie joy to the alllict
ed, than the oiler of T. A. Slocum, M.
C., of New York City.
Confident that he has discovered a
reliable cure for consumption and all
bronchial, throat and lung diseases,
general decline and weakness, loss of
tlcsli and all conditions wasting, and to
make Us great merits known, lie will
send, tree, three bottles to any reader of
the Amkiucan who may be suifering.
Already this "new scientific course of
medicine" has permanently cured thou
sands of apparently hopeless cases.
The Doctor considers it his religious
duty—aduty which he owes to human
ity—to donate his infallible cure.
lie has proved the dreaded consump
tion to he a curable disease beyond any
doubt, and has on tile in liis American
and European laboratories testimoi ials
i>f experience from those benefitted and
cured, in all parts of the world.
Don't delay until it is too late. Con
sumption, uninterrnped, means speedy
and certain death. Address T. A
Slocum, M. US Pine street, New
York, and when writing the Doctor, give
express and postolliee address, and
please mention reading this article in
he Amkhh an* March I
(ill's III' MM mis.
One-Sided Skirmishes in the Phil
ippines and in Africa.
The Presumably "t'oniiuered" Ene
niles of the 1 lilted States and (irest
Britain Make Work For the Sol- j
tilers of the Two tireat Nations.
Manila, July 9.—The past week's
scouting in Luzon resulted in 11 Amer- ;
icans killed and 16 wounded. One j
hundred and sixty Filipinos were kill- j
ed during the week and eight Ameri
cans who had been prisoners in the
hands of the rebels were surrendered
and a hundred rifles were turned over j
to the United States officials.
The enemy ambushed a wagon train !
between Indang and Naic. The Third
infantry lost nine men while on an ev- j
pedition to punish the Ladrones in
the Delta and Rio Grande.
In the Antigua province of Panay a
running fight of three hours' duration
resulted in the killing or wounding of
70 of the enemy. There were no cas
ualties among the Americans.
The insurgents are slowly accepting
the amnesty provisions. In some in
stances the Americans are suspending
operations, in order to give the rebels
an opportunity to take advantage of
the decree.
Manage to Keep the llrltlsh Troops
In Atriea Employed.
London, July 9.—Late news from
South Africa reports that the Boers in
effectually attacked Gen. Buller's es
cort between Standerton and Heidel
berg on Saturday, as he was returning
from a visit to Lord Roberts.
The Boers attacked Ficksburg gar
rison at midnight on Tuesday, but were
driven off after 45 minutes' fighting.
Gen. Brabant on July 5 occupied Dern
berg, between Seneltal and Winburg,
which served as a base for bands as
sailing convoys. Col. Mahon, of Gen.
Hutton's mounted troops, on July 6
and 7, engaged 3,000 Boers east of
Brouker Spruit and drove them off.
The iSritisl. casualties numbered 33.
Commandant Limmer tried to recap
ture Rustenburg on July 5, but was
driven back.
Thirty-four of Strathcona's horse,
under Lieut. Anderson, were attacked
by 200 Boers, east of Standerton, on
July 6. The British soon took posses
sion of a kopje, upon which they
successfully withstood the attack of
the enemy.
Killed Returning; From Chnreh.
Pittsburg. July 9.—Two poople were
killed outright and a third seriously
hurt last night in a most peculiar rail
road accident. The dead: Mrs. Eliza
beth Edwards, aged 40; Thomas Mor
ris, aged 48. Thomas Edwards, hus
band of the dead woman, had his leg
so badly lacerated that it will ha\ <i
to be amputated. The victims were
on their way home from church, and
were waiting for a long Pan Handle
freight to pass. The i eight broke in
two, supposedly causeu by a broken
frog, and jammed a line of cabooses
into the party of church people. Mrs.
Edwards was literally cut to pieces.
To llelinlld Destroyed l air llntldlnKS
Trenton, July 9. The executive com-
I mittee of the board of directors of the
j Interstate Fair association met at
i Spring Lake, N. J.. yesterday and
adopted resolutions for the rebuilding
of the grand stand and other buildings
of the fair destroyed by fire Saturday
night. They decided to build on a
more elaborate scale than the old
structures, and will have the new
buildings completed in time for the
annual exhibition in the last week of
(>m criior IflorijfMOii Sufp.
Capo Coast Castle, July D. —A letter
from Sir Frederic Mitchell Hodgson,
| governor of the Gold Coast colony,
: dated at Akwebusu, July 1, has been
received here announcing his safety.
The column under command of Col.
Willcocks, which is marching to the
relief of Sir Frederic Hodgson, has ar
rived at Fumsu. Hard fighting is ex
mn*t«*r Friiilift'neil to Death.
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 9. —Post-
office Inspector Bass, of this division,
has notified the inspector in charge
that he has completed an inspection
of the postoffice at Gainesville, Fla.,
and found the postmaster, James Bell,
short in his accounts to the amount of
$1,400. The shock of the discovery
caused the death of the postmaster.
Oii4»]| For (Governor of Neu York.
Washington, July 9. —The Post says
that the friends of the Hon. Charles
H. Duell, commissioner of patents, In
tend to press him vigorously as the
next Republican candidate for gover
nor of New York.
Two Siininier Home Hoys Drowned.
Riverton, N. J., July 9. —John J.
Ryan and John M. Kelly, two small
boys, who resided in Philadelphia,
were drowned in the Delaware river
near here Saturday. The boys were
spending two weeks' vacation at the
Children's Summer Home at Cinna
minson. They wandered away from
the home, anil nothing was seen of
them until their bodies were found
floating in the river. It is supposed
they fell into the water while playing
along a high bank.
Reeriiitinu in fliieniro.
Chicago, July 9. —Gen. Joseph Wheel
er, commanding the department of the
lakes, has received orders to recruit
four companies of the Fifth regiment,
now at Fort Sheridan, to the full quota
as rapidly as possible. He expressed
the opinion that dispatches from
Washington announcing that 6,400
men were to be sent to the Philippines
and thence to China, if needed, were
entirely correct.
Mntli Victim of Kxploniovi.
Philadelphia, July 9.—A ninth vic
tim was on Saturday added to the list
of those who perished as a result of the
deadly explosion of fireworks on South
Eighth street, on the morning of July
4. Fifteen-year-old Joseph Zecca, of
718 Mildred street, died in the Penn
sylvania hospital Saturday evening as
a result of the severe burns received In
the explosion.
The l , rcnMlcii I'm Sunday.
Canton, 0., July 9. —President Mc-
Kinley began yesterday with a short
drive. He put Mrs. McKinley and Mrs.
Julius Whiting, Sr., an old friend of
the family, on the rear seat of the
surrey and took his own plac*> beside
the coachman for a turn about the city.
Just as the bells were summoning
worshipers to church the president's
carriage stopped at the First Methodist
church. The president eutered the
church and the women continued their
drive. At the conclusion of the service
the president walked to his home. An
other drive was taken towards even
ing, and the president spent the even
lug with Judge Day.
Better than a llano, Organ, or Music Bos, for it sings and talks as well as plays, and
don't cost as murli. It reproduces the music of any instrument—band or orchestra —tells
stories and sings the old familiar hymns as well as the popular songs—it is always ready.
See that Mr. Kdison's signature is on every machine. Cata
logues of all dealers, or NATIONAL I'HONOORAFM CO., IJS Fifth Ave., New York.
No Authentic News From the
Foreigners in Pekin.
War to the Knife Between Them,
Says a Shanghai Dispatch.
The Konrteen Thousand Allies Made
11 liallaiit l)efcn»« Against Seven- |
live Thousand ("liliiamen—The Clil- |
nese l-'uiperor, Ouee More Reported
Al 11 e, 1» Kvidently Held n Pris
oner— Secretary Hay's Instructions
to Our Representatives Abroad.
London, July 11.—No authentic news
from Pekin" is still the burden of the
dispatches from the far east, and, al
though the disposition is to believe
the optimistic reports from Chinese
sources, no real confidence is possible
until the legtitions, if they are still in
existence, are permitted to communi
cate with their governments. If, as is
alleged, the Boxer movement Is losing
ground in Pekin, it might have been
supposed that the Boxers would have
endeavored to send up reinforcements
from Tien Tsin, but instead of that
they are still in great force in the
neighborhood of the latter place, and
are assisted by the Imperial Chinese
troops, with ample, efficient artillery.
According to a special Chefoo dis
patch the lighting around Tien Tsin on
the 3d and 4th inst. was the severest
yet experienced. The British losses
alone were 30 killed or wounded. The
Chinese had 75,000 men attacking
simultaneously from the west, north
and east, and made excellent practice
with over 100 guns. The defenders
numbered 14,000, with scant supplies,
and it was only the presence of the
newly arrived Japanese and Russian
guns that prevented a disaster. One
Russian company of Infantry, number
ing 120 men, had 115 killed or wound
ed. The German contingent also suf
fered heavily. By the evening of the
4th the situation was very critical. The
allies narrowly escaped total defeat.
Providentially, when things were at
their worst, a torrential rainfall com
pelled the Chinese to retire.
The Japanese, whose behavior was
splendid, executed a well conceived
movement on the 4th and succeeded in
turning the Chinese left and driving
the enemy from their strong position
among the irrigation trenches. The
Chinese retired to the native city and
the allied infantry then withdrew and
the affair became an artillery duel,
lasting until darkness, with little dam
age to either side.
According to the Shanghai corre-
Bpondent of The Express, it is war to
the knife between the dowager em
press and Prince Tuan. In a recent
edict the latter boldly discards his
mask and signs himself as emperor.
He warmly commends the prowess of
"his faithful Boxers" and in flowery
language appeals to their cupidity and
fanaticism. In the same decree Prince
Tuan appoints Prince Tsuun, the "iron
capped,'" Priuce Tsaishan, his imperial
clansman, and Ivang Yi to command
the three chief wings of the Boxer
Three hundred European refugees
from Tien Tsin have arrived at Shang
hai in a state of destitution, after ter
rible suffering.
The Chinese version of the origin
of the outbreak, as published in Shang
hai, is that Baron Von Ketteler was
hated by the Pekinese, who, taking ad
vantage of the disturbed condition of
affairs, shot him out of revenge, there
by causing a conflict between the Chi
nese troops and the Germans, the lat
ter of whom destroyed the tsung-lt
'•amen. The infuriated soldiers under
Prince Tuan then gained complete
control over the dowager empress.
The Daily News Tien Tsin corre
spondent says the allies have decided
to bombard the native city, which they
have hitherto hesitated to attack, ow
ing to the heavy commercial interests
The Shanghai correspondent of The
Daily Mail, telegraphing yesterday,
"A message has arrived here from
Emperor Kwang Hsu, dated July 2.
by couriers, from Pekin to the viceroy
of Nankin, who forwarded it here. It
is addressed to the Russian, English
and Japanese governments. It de
plores the recent occurrences and sol
emnly atfhms that the foreign govern
ments are mistaken in supposing that
the Chinese government is protecting
the Boxers against the Christians. The
emjwor further implores their aid in
suppressing the rebellion and uphold
ing the existing government.
"In a separate dispatch to the Jap
anese government Kwang Hsu express
es deep regret for the murder of Le
gation Chancellor Sugiyama.
"These dispatches are taken to Indi
cate that the emperor is in seclusion
and is ignorant of the seriousness of
recent events."
The chief difficulty of the allied
forces at Tien Tsin is the absence of
an adequate wt»*er supply. The con
dition of the ls ls pestilential.
The panic among the Chinese in the
southern provinces is completely stop
ping trade, and most of the native cot
ton mills are closed.
It (alvea Chinese lle|>orts of the Safe
ty of the L.v|(Utlons.
| Washington, JUly 11.—-The following
| official dispatch was received here last I
night from China signed by United
States Consul Fowler:
"Shan Tung governor wires that he
has reports that on July 4 all the le
gationists in Pekin were safe except
the German."
The information contained in Consul
Fowler's dispatch is very much the
same as that in a cablegram received
early in the day from Consul Goodnow,
at Shanghai, except that it reported the
legations safe one day earlier, specif
ically omitting, however, that of the
Germans. Both dispatches apparently
were based on the same source —the
governor of Shang Tung province—and
for this reason not as much faith is
felt as to its accuracy as would have
been the case had the information
come through more reliable channels.
At the same time officials hope it is
true. Consul Fowler's dispatch was
Secretary Hay has sent a circular
to our foreign representatives, in sub
stance as follows:
"We adhere to the policy initiated by
us in 1857 of peace with the Chinese
S nation, of furtherance of lawful com
j merce, and of protection of lives and !
i property of our citizens by all means
| guaranteed under extra territorial j
I treaty rights and by the law of na- |
' tions.
j "If wrong be dene to our citizens we j
: propose to hold the responsible authors
j to the uttermost accountability.
"We regard the condition at Pekin as |
one of virtual anarchy, whereby power j
I and responsibility is practically de- j
volved upon the local provincial au- i
i j thorities. So long as they are not in
; I overt collusion with rebellion and use
their power to protect foreign life and
i property, we regard them as represent
i ing the Chinese people, with whom we
seek to remain in peace and friend
i | ship.
l | "The purpose of the president is, as
i It has been heretofore, to act concur
. | rently witlk the other powers. The
' policy of the government of the United
i States is to seek a solution which may
: j bring about permanent safety and
! peace to China, preserve Chinese terri
i torial and administrative entity, pro-
I tect all rights guaranteed to friendly
i powers by treaty and international law,
i and safeguard for the world the prin
i ciple of equal and impartial trade with
, ! all parts of the Chinese empire."
s '
Spaniard* and (ulxiii* Conxpired to
_ j Kill Prvniilent McKlnley.
New York, July 11.—The World
a ! says: A plot to assassinate President
0 McKinley has been frustrated. It was
j concocted by a group of Spanish and
t 1 Cuban conspirators, with headquar
. ters in New York. One of the plotters
weakened and sent a warning letter
3 to a member of the Republican nation
-1 al committee. That letter was placed
! in the hands of Secretary Charles
Dick, who referred it to Chairman B.
B. Odell, of the New York state com
mittee, for investigation. Chairman
Odell engaged a detective, who speed
ily verified certain important allega
tions made in the warning letter.
Thereupon Mr. Odell reported to Sec
retary Dick, who laid all the facts be
fore Chairman Mjirk Hanna.
Messrs. Dick and Hanna laid the
whole before the president
shortly before he departed for Canton.
They instructed Mr. Odell to continue
his investigation and cautioned him
to work with the utmost secrecy.
To a World reporter last evening Mr.
Odell admitted that he and certain
members of the national committee
had discovered a plot to assassinate the
"Yes, it is true," he said, "but I re
gret exceedingly that the matter has
become public."
Special detectives are guarding the
£ president at Canton.
| Slisn Morrixnn Mow 11 Murdpreu.
J Eldorado, Kan., July 11.—Mrs. Olin
Castle, whose throat was cut June 22
by Miss Jessie Morrison, died yester
day. Immediately after her death the
A charge of assault with intent to kill
was dismissed against Miss Morrison
and she was arrested charged with
murder in the degree. Miss Mor
is rison had been infatuated with Mr.
a Ca3tle, it is said, and according to Mrs.
e Castle'* statement made the attack
d without provocation. After cutting
J Mrs. Castle's throat she tried to kill
I, herself. When Mrs. Castle was at
- tacked she had been married but a
I) Philippines Import* Mn»t I'nj- I)nty.
Chicago, July 11. —Judge Kohlsaat
t made a ruling in the United States dis
s trict court yesterday declaring that a
'• duty must be paid on goods brought to
112 this country from our new possessions.
Y The ruling was made in the case of
3 Emil J. Pepke, a member of the First
e South Dakota volunteers, who was ar
a rested last May, and 14 diamonds found
1 in his possession, which he had
J brought from the Philippines without
r paying duty, were seized and turned
over to the collector of the port. An
s appeal will be taken to the United
- States supreme court.
Jeiiloiiay, Murder and Sulotde.
R Lynchburg, Va.. July 11. —Yesterday
" afternoon Isaac H. Pollard, an assist
s ant foreman of a tobacco factory, shot
- and killed a young negro woman
112 named Ella Owens. When a policeman
approached he put the pistol to his
- own head and sent a bullet into his
- brain, resulting in instant death.
Jealousy is assigned as the cause.
r "
g Went Virginia IlepnlilicaiiM.
Charleston. W. Va.. July 10.—The
capital is rapidly filling up with Re
-1 publicans for the state convention,
y which convenes here tomorrow. Sen
ator Elkins, who is to be temporary
s chairman, arrived today from his home
at Elkins. Senator Scott will not be
e here. Among the arrivals are ex-Con
gressman Warren Miller, who is a can
didate for supreme court judge; ex
a Congressman C. P. Dorr and James A.
t, Hughes, the Republican nominee for
y congress in the Fourth district. Hon.
t A. B. White, of Parkersburg. collector
4 of Internal revenue for the district of
West Virginia, has no opposition for
the governorship, and will be nominat
ed by acclamation.
g> Iml in'* Famine and I'liiKiic.
e London. July 10.—The secretary of
state for India, Lord George Hamilton,
has received the following from the
viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of Kedle
ston: "The cholera mortality contin
ues high in Bombay. The May mortal
ity there was appalling. The number
of persons receiving relief is 6.013,000.
There were 10,320 deaths from cholera
and 6.502 fatalities in the famine dis
« trict during the last week in June.
The total deaths among the numbers
. on the relief works in the British dis
j trict were 5,324. The number on the
relief works is increasing rapidly."
Cn rdiiifil Caiblionn* Kii ro|i«*nn Tour.
8 Washington. July 10. —Cardinal Gib
bons has decided not togo abroad be
fore next spring, contrary to the gen
eral impression that he would visit
the f'aris exposition and the Passion
J play at Oberammergau this summer.
He expects, however, to visit several
parts of Europe in 1901, and already
has promised Cardinal Herbert Vaugh
an. archbishop of Westminster, to
preach on June 29 next at the opening
of his new cathedral.
Rnapprteil Wife Murderer Arrested.
Elmira, N. Y., July 10—A colored
man giving his name as George Martin
was arrested here yesterday. He an
swers to the description of Edward
White, who is wanted in Pottstown,
Pa., on the charge of murdering his
wife near there tnree years ago. The
Pottstown authorities were notified.
Trimmed ami ITntriinnied. including the
Rough JUIIIIH) Braid. this season's Sailor
with black or navy hands fur 50 cents
worth 85 cents
To vednit our trimmed stock we will
sell all Trimmed Hats at reduced prices.
122 Mill Street.
Painter & Paper Hanger
Wall Paper and
Window Shades
We carry all the latest thingß in Wall
Paper and Window Shades?.
I One of our specialties is the painting
and pajjering of new houses.
llKltl 111 Bill Still]
Shoes, Shoes
Clieap I
3rSelia,'ble I
Bicycle, Cymriasium and
Tennis Shoes.
Carlisle Shoes
Snag; Proof
Huiuu'i' Boots
1 V. . I
Distinguish the Wall
Paper this season
Our designs rank with Erescoes in
their grace and art. You should buy
them because you get only what is
beautiful and correct here.
We keep no half-way papers, they
all come up to a certain standard, at
prices astonishingly low, notwithstand
ing the advance in price of all raw
materials. Prices range from ofceuU
to 7"> cents per piece.
A. Reliable
Tor all kind of Tin Roofing,
Spoutine and Ceneral
Job Work.
Stoves, Heaters, Ranges,
Furnaces, etc.
NO. 116 E. FRONT ST.
/ . THisa Jusr\^*oti«f»tP R us 6 \ \
/WH»r I SHAU fflfc a J l R e *|rEAJeJ »\
\DO AFTER THIS '\S V ... * .. w- \
tvER y WHEgJc &
*9ll a E^r TWICE AS,J- H|l
- I• 1IP * *o^