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GREAT EXCITEMENT AT PEKING
Boxer Revolt la Spreading Pillaging
Over'a "Wide Area An' Appeal
LONDON, June 8. The situation In Chi
na, as measured by abundant unofficial
telegrams, continues full of Interesting
possibilities, but apparently it has not
grown worse during the last 24 hours, al
though the favorite adjectives of London
and Continental commentators are "per
ilous," "grave" and "dangerous." The
naval commanders in Chinese waters have
received Identical instructions as to pro
cedure, the question as to an emergency
being left to their discretion.
No fears are entertained aa to the safe
ty of the legations at Peking. European
residents, however, are escaping from the
capital to the coast. Peking Is still un
der control, according to a dispatch to
the Morning Post, dated yesterday, but
in a very excited state. A thousand for
eign guards were garrisoning the legation
houses. Six hundred International troops
are at Tlen-Tsln, with six guns.
A dispatch to the Dally Mall, from
Shanghai, dated Juno 7. takes a gloomy
view of things, which are pictured as go
ing from bad to worse. The correspond
"The authorities are displaying palpable
guiltiness In dealing -with the Boxers, and
the powers are more and more taking
matters Into their own hands. The Boxer
revolt Is spreading, and Is rapidly chang
ing Its character. The Boxers are getting
arms, preparing to meet force with force.
"There has been no communication be
tween Peking and Tlen-Tsln since Tues
day, although one miserable abortive at
tempt has been made by Chinese soldiers
to reach the capital. The troops were
fired upon and the train had to come back.
Another station has been burned on the
A news agency dispatch from Tien-Tsln,
dated yesterday, says:
"The Boxers a'e still raiding and pil
laging over a -wide area. They have
wrecked and burned the stations at Long
Fong and Langoo. It has been definitely
ascertained that Mme. Astler and Messrs.
Oseent and Cades have been murdered.
General Nleh claims to have defeated the
Boxers, killing 500."
America Appealed To.
The morning papers. In long editorials
dealing with the Chinese situation, refer
to the possible course of the United
States. The Dally Mall, -which goes be
yond any other In urging America to take
the lead In Intervention, under the cap
tion "McKinley's Opportunity," says:
"The United States have secured dell
nlte pledges as to the maintenance of the
open door and their intervention -would
not produce friction, danger of which Is
to be anticipated should either England
or Russia act alone. We JbAv-e. no. jletlrt
to provoke a world-wide conflict, yet our 4
juukciucuu aic ic&auvu niiu okm juui,
suspicion by many Russians that serious
complications might ensue did we land a
strong force near Peking.
"The same applies to Russia, face to
face with ourselves, but the United States
have traditions" with Russia and a com
munity of interests with England. Their
action would, therefore, assure the hostil
ity of neither power. It need scarcely
be said that they would have the moral
support of the British people and our ma
terial support also, If only the policy of
our government in the Far East were
stronger than It is. They would certainly
be assisted by Japan.
"In this way a world conflict, disastrous
to the interests of all great states, could
best be avoided, and at the same time the
pledges which the skillful negotiations ol
Mr. Hay have extricated from the various
powers would be vindicated. The oppor
tunity for America has come. Will sh
be equal to it. or will she let It slip from
her hands and lose her vast potentialities
of trade in Northern China?"
England's financial Interests In China,
Interests that can be named on the stock
exchange, aggregate 40.000.000. These on
an average have declined 1 per cent.
There are also many trading companies
and syndicates holding concessions which
are capitalized for vast unknown sums.
The English money In China is probably
close to. $500,000,000.
Another Imperial Edict.
The Peking correspondent of the Times,
telegraphing yesterday, says:
"An imperial edict has been issued, but
it is of the same evasive character as tha
preceding one. Throughout It Is apolo
getic in tone, and virtually gives Justifi
cation to the Boxers for the recent anti
foreign and anti-Christian outbreaks. The
edict repeats the accusation against na.
tlve Christians, who 'Joined the churck
for their own base ends.' and refers to
the Boxers as a brotherhood, and not as
rebels. It avoids all reference to tha
murders of missionaries and of nativi
Christians, and Implies that the destruc
tion of the railway and mlcsion propertj
is due to lawless characters who have
Joined the Boxers to profit by the disturb
ance. It blames the officials, orders tha:
the lawless should be punished, and con
demns tho Chi Li soldiers for assisting
the disturbers. Nevertheless. Its charac
ter, on the whole, is quite unsatisfactory
The Daily Express has the following
dispatch from Shanghai, dated June 7:
"Attempts to repair the damage to the
Tallway between Tien-Tsln and Peking
have been frustrated by the Boxers, who,
thousands strong, hold the line against
I the eng'neprs ganps, attacking the trains
arriving. The neart undamaged point Is
45 mile" from Tlen-Trtn. All the children
ond ladies, except Ladv MacDonald. have
left the lecatlon:. There are the gravest
fars for missionaries in outlying parts.
They number hundreds, ard the stations
are isolated. Concerted action Is Impos
sible." THE AMEIIICAK TOLICY.
Conger Charged Solely With Pro
tecting Legation and Consulates.
WASHINGTON. June 7. Perhaps a pub-
I llshed rumor to the effect that the United
States might Join with other powers in
prohibiting Russia from landing more
troops than these other powers in China
led o the early appearance at the State
Department today of Mr. de Wollant, the
first secretary of the Russian Embassy.
The Ambassador. Count Casslni, Is absent
on !eave from his post, and the first secre
tary is acting as charge. If that was the
subject of his inquiry, the charge was
speedily reassured, for the State Depart
ment has made no concealment of Its pol
icy respecting tho Chinese situation, and
has repeatedly Intimated that It Is con
cerned solely for the safety of the Amer
ican Legation and Consulates In China,
and for the direct Interest of American
An indication of the care exercised by
the department In strictly confining Its of
fices to these lines, is afforded by the in
structlons to Minister Conger, sent yes
terday, to draw upon Admiral Kcmpff for
any force needed to protect his legation
and such refugees as might properly claim
the right of asylum there, or In the con
sulates. The Minister was not even
charged to send out the United States
Naval forces and marines to points where
American missionaries are reported to be
beset, and In Jeopardy, although heavy
pressure has been brought to bear on the
State Department by the missionary Inter
ests to secure an order to this effect. Mr.
Conger's powers are regarded as ample,
but he Is hot expected to take action In
tho matter of dispatching military expe
ditions to, the Interior of China that might
be equivalent to a declaration of war on
our part. By adhering closely to its old
time policy of abstention from Interference
with Internal matters in China, and espc
daily by refraining from entangling move,
ments In connection with the projects of
other powers, the State Department is con-
fluent that it can properly care for all the
legitimate Interests In China during the
present crisis, without becoming involved
L Itself, and without loss o? prestige.
The Helena has not yet sailed from Ma
nila to reinforce Admiral KemptTs force
at Takur and It is surmised that at the
moment tho order was received from the
Navy Department, the vessel was cither
absent from Manila or -was not available
for Immediate service. The Navy De
partment was in communication todaj
with Admiral- Remey, presumably with
reference to the speedy movement of the
Helena or some other ship to Taku.
DESTRUCTION OP THE RAILWAY.
Communication Between Peking and
LONDON, June 7. Telegraphing from
Tlen-Tsln, under date of June 6, a corre
"I left Tlen-Tsln this morning en route
for Peking, accompanied by General Nleh,
supposed to be one of the best of the Chi
nese Generals, with 60 troops. We pro
ceeded to Lofa, a distance of 31 miles. We
found the plate-layers' cabins In flames
and telegraph poles cut, and men engaged
In destroying others in villages near the
railway, where flags were seen bearing tho
inscription, 'Kill all foreigners.' I saw
smoke, evidently burning houses In tha
distance, but General Nleh refused to pro
ceed further, being In mortal fear of the
Boxers, though the foreigners endeavored
to persuade him to dbientraln his troops,
who are firmly convinced that It Is use
less to fight the Boxers, as other Chinese
say they have seen Boxers hit with bullets
rise and run away.
"There seems to be little prospect of a
resumption of traffic to Peking unless tho
foreign powers assume control of the rail
way, until the Chinese Government proves
Itself capable of managing communics.
tions with Its capital."
HARD FIGHT "WITH BOXERS.
Nine Hundred British Have Been
Landed From "the Fleet.
LONDON, June 7. A special dispatch
from Shanghai, dated 7:30 P. M. today,
says the Dowager Empress has ordered
General Nleh SI Chong, with 3000 men, to
protect tho railroad at Peking. A severe
fight, it Is added, has occurred with the
Boxers, whose ranks Include many sol
diers from other general commands. When
the battle ended, 200 dead were left on
the field. The dispatch goes on to say:
"One hundred and eighty British ma
rines, with a machine gun, are about to
force a passage from Tlen-Tsln to Peking.
A-4"fTtM Wf T?iHttfTf,Tfl?tt "HAa?
land tne fl;eU a g,. nuWr
than have landed from the combined ves
sels of the other powers. This evidence
ot Great Britain's intention to assert her
position strongly gives great satisfaction
Germany Will Co-operate.
BERLIN, June 7. The officer command
ing the German squadron at Che Foo has
been directed by cable to send a detach
ment of sailors and marines to Tlen-Tsln
and, after conferring with the German
Minister at Peking, to arrange with the
commanders of the other squadrons re
garding further measures to be taken for
the protection of Europeans. It Is under
stood that Germany has officially declared
her readiness to act In concert with tho
other powers, but, having no Interests
this side of Shan Tung Province, she Is
not disposed to take the leading part in
intervention In China.
CYCLONE OF FIRE.
Town on the Mesaba Iron Range
DULUTH, Minn., June 7. Tho entire
business and most of the residence sec
tion of the town of Virginia, on the Mesaba
Iron Range, was wiped out of existence
today about noon, and it only took 80 min
utes to do It. In that time fully 123 build
ings were reduced to ashes. Telegraphic
communication was cut off very soon af
ter the first news of the fire came, and
was not resumed utnil this evening.
The news tonight indicates that it was
a veritable cyclone of fire. The entire
country around is parched and ready to
burn. The flames broke out at the Moon
& Kerr mill, on the shore of Sliver Lake,
southwest of the town. The main busi
ness section of the city is about five blocks
from the mill, and over this Intervening
territory the flames spread fiercely, car
ried directly to the business buildings by
a fierce southwest wind. Within an hour
it had carried everything between the mill
and the railroad station, eight blocks
The path of the flames was as clean-cut
as that ot a cyclone. Tho territory over
which the Are travelea covered about 12
blocks, about nine of which were thickly
built up. Tonight there Is not a buslnest
house, hotel' or store standing in "Virginia.
The' residence portion of tho town was
only partially burned. The schoolhouse
Is untouched, as also aro most of the
churches. The loss is estimated at 5300,000.
Not more than $121,000 Insurance Is, carried
in the town.
Wheel Plant Burned.
RICHMOND, Va., June7. The factory
and stock of the "Virginia & North Caro
lina Wheel Company, located a. short dis
tance below this city, burned early to
day. The total loss was $175,000; insurance
$140,000. Tho plant was among the largest
of the kind In the world.
Uprising In Borneo.
CHICAGO. June 7. A special to the
Record from Victoria, B. C, says:
News was brought from the East by the
steamer Empress of Japan that a serious
uprising against the British has again
broken out in North Borneo. Many rei
ugees who arrived in Labuan say that
the cause of the outbreak was the gen
eral dissatisfaction against the rule of
the chartered company. In the fight
ing several British were killed and seven
wounded. Twenty-five Chinese were
killed, and the environs of the city were
Plague In 'Brazil.
NEW TORK, June 7. A dispatch
the Herald from Rio Janeiro says:
It is announced that during the last 24
hours there have been eight new cases of
plague. An official bulletin says that
since the plague appeared there have been
SS cases In which 26 have been fatal.
The South Atlantic Squadron, under
command of Rear-Admiral Schley, has
been ordered to sail for Montevideo.
THE SESSION ENDED
Final Adjournment of Both
Houses of Congress.
SOCIAL HOUR IN THE SENATE
Agreement by Both. Sides on .the
Naval Appropriation BUI Items
WASHINGTON, June 7. Congress ad'
journed sine die at 5 o'clock this after
noon. For the Senate It was a day of
waiting. The naval appropriation bill the
stumbling block to final adjournment
could not be agreed to by the conferees
of the two houses, and the disagree-
ment was reported to the Senate early in
tho dav. Thp ronort w.-ut nopAntefl tw fVio
Senate, which refused to remiMt nnnthor
conference, although Bate expressed the , Todd had been made In an effort to break Iast- From tr returns at hand the mes
bellef that an agreement might be ' down one of the Government's surveys i s&- appears to be favorade to the Re
reached. There was an evident disposl- ' that another might be built up. He de- p,i?Icarn .f aTty." , . ..
tion on the part of the Senate to make clared the effort reflected no credit upon Tne Ledger item gives a resume of tha
trouble If the conferees should recede those responsible for It. campaign in Oregon, faying that Republl
from the Senate amendment as to the Chandler. In concurring In the remarks cans fought squarely for the gold standard
ocean surveys, as It was deemed the
wiser policy to afford the House an op-
portunlty again to pass upon the ques-
tion. At 3 o'clock, after several recesses
ly?) . r
had been taken. It became known to the Secretary of the Navy would relieve the j Senator McBride today secured the pas
Senate that the House had concurred In i Commander from suspension. j sage ot a r solution calling for Information
the Senate amendment remaining In con- 1 a. recess was then taken until 4:30 from the Interior Department relative to
troversy, and soon afterward the House
I resolution. jn?yjri1"r- ? finaladjourn-
roentswas passed, an amendment fixing
tha hour at 5 o'clock. It was not until
4:40, 20 minutes before the hour fixed for
adjournment, that tho President pro tem.
of tho Senate (Frye) affixed his sig
nature to the naval bill. With some other
measures it was hurried to the Presi
dent, who was In waiting in his room at
the Capitol, and was signed by him a
few minutes later.
The concluding hour of the Senate was
purely a social session. No business be
yond the adoption of the customary reso
lution of thanks to the chair was ac
complished. In acknowledgment of the
compliment, Frye delivered a brief and
Graceful speech, which was received with
cordial applause throughout the chamber.
The conclusion of the work of the Senate
was quiet and perfunctory, attended by
no exciting scenes, sudh as are often
incident to the close of a session, and
when the gavel fell finally, expressions
of relief and gladness were heard from
all the Senators.
The Last Day's Proceedings.
When the Senate reconvened at 11
o'clock the conferees on the naval ap
propriation bill were still in session. No
agreement had been reached by the con
ferees, and none was Immediately In
On motion of Cockrell ODem. Mo j the
Senate began the consideration of private
pension bills, the agreement being to con
sider all of the unobjected House pen
sion bills on the calendar. Fifty-eight
House nenslon bills were passed. They
were sent to the President for signa
ture. An ineffectual attempt was made by
Chandler (Rep. N. H.) to obtain consider
ation for his resolutions instructing the
committee on privileges and elections to
inquire into the Constitutionality ot the
electoral laws of certain states. Berry
(Dem. Ark.) and Pettus (Dem. Ala.) simul
At 11:45 A. M. the Senate took a recess
for an hour.
When the Senate reconvened at 12:45
P. M., Hale (Rep. Me.) reported a further
disagreement on the naval appropriation
bill. He moved that the Senate Insist
upon its- amendments and ask for a fur
ther conference. The only matters still
in controversy, he said, were the length
of the course at Annapolis and the Sen
ate amendment regarding ocean surveys.
"The armor-plate matter," he said, "has
"The Senator means," said Bacon 05em.
Ga.) "that the House has accepted the
Bacon then presented the proposition
that the position of the Senate conferees
would be made stronger by not asking
for another conference. Hale eaid he
recognized the force of the suggestion, and
so modified his motion as not to request
a further conference. The report and mo
tion were agreed to.
The Senate then took a recess until 2
o'clock, when a bill amending the act
Incorporating the Supreme Lodge of the
Knights of Pythias was passed.
Sullivan (Dem. Miss.) called up a war
claim bill, and Wolcott (Rep. Colo.) ob
jected. "I move, then," said Sullivan, with some
hear, "that no further business be trans
acted by the Senate at this session of
Congress except the consideration of ap
"I. will say to the Senator," suggested
Allison (Rep. la.), smiling, "that that
motion Is unnecessary. Either he or I
will object to the transaction of any other
Cullom (Rep. 111.) asked to make a re
port on a, bill making additional amend
ments to the car-coupler law, but Sulli
van objected, amid laughter.
Beveridge (Rep. Ind.) asked for consid
eration of a joint resolution to donate a
condemned cannon to the Sons of Vet
erans. "I object," shouted Sullivan.
"I would like to know." Inquired Petti
grew (Sil. S. D.), "if that resolution has
any reference to the chairman of the
committee, on appropriations of the House
The laughter which this sally created
gradually swelled into applause as the
i full significance of It fell upon the audi
In a facetious speech. Wolcott withdrew
his objection to Beveridge's measure. The
latter was passed, as also was the bill
called up by Sullivan to pay for coin
seized by troops during the Civil "War.
Allison called from the table the reso
lution providing for the final adjournment
of Congress, and after It had been amend
ed so as to provide for adjournment to
day at 5 o'clock. It was passed.
Lindsay (Dem. Ky.) resented the attack
made In the House last night by Cannon
upon Commander Todd, Chief of the Hy
drographlc Bureau of the Navy Depart
ment. He said that the letter sent out
by Commander Todd In support of the
naval hydrographic survey might have
been intended to Influence legislation, but
the trouble with Cannon was that tho
letter states truths.
"The official Teports of the proceedings
of this Congress," said Lindsay, "Impute
falsehoods to Commander Todd. I sub-
mlt to any gentleman whether Todd was
guilty of falsehood or want of candor. If
anybody Is to be so charged, it Is not
Commander Todd. I make this statement
so that In the record the antidote may go
.with the poison."
Till (Tlfrt Mnsstl made a. statement to
rVhw thnt thA nttark nnon Commander 1
of Lodge, said that he thought Com-
UNITED STATES CRUISER NEWARK AND TH E COMMAND
ER ON THf CHINESE STATION REAR
! rnander Todd had violated the naval reg-
, ulatlons In sending out his letter, but that
he had suffered enough. He hoped the
o clock, when the chair announced his
signature to the naval appropriation bill
ana various other measures.
The usual resolution was adopted for a
committee to Inform the President that
Congress was prepared to adjourn, unless
he had some further business to propose.
Allisonand Cockrell were named as tha
Senate committee. In a few minutes tha
committee reported that they .had waited
upon the President; that he extended to
Congress his felicitatipns on the great
amount of work accomplished in so short
a time, and replied that he had no fur
ther communications to make.
Cockrell then said it afforded him a
great deal ot pleasure to offer the follow
That the thanks of the Senate are here-
by tendered to Hon. William P. Frye for Heved from duty because he had ad
the dignified, impar'lal and courteous man- dressed letters to persons not in tha
ner with which he has presided over Its , naval service seeking their aid ;-i tha
deliberations during the present session." I struggle of the hydrographic office was
Carter (Rep. MonU. In the chair, sub- ' making to control the surveys as against
mltted the resolution to the Senate, and
It was unanimously adopted. On resum
ing the chair, Frye, addessing the Senate
in acknowledgment of the compliment paid
"Senators I appreciate very highly the
expression of your confidence and ap
proval, but I think I should thank you.
rather than you me. Tour uniform kind
ness to me has made the duty of your
presiding officer over your deliberations
a pleasure, not a task. I wish you agree
able and safe journeys to your homes, and
hope that our dear Lord will permit you
all us all to meet here in the chamber
next December." (Prolonged applause on
the floor and In the galleries.)
A few minutes still remained before the
hour of final adjournment, and they wero latter armed with riot shotguns,
passed by the Senators in chatting and In Three police officials were shot In va
extending mutual felicitations. As the big ' rious parts of the city tonight as the re
clock over the main entrance indicated the swlt of riots. Michael Gibbons was hit
hour of 5, the President's gavel fell and
Frye declared the Senate adjourned sine
Federation "Voted Against Reorgan.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., June 7. After one
of the most spirited sessions ever held by
the General Federation of Women's
Clubs, the long-discused question of re
organization was defeated by a vote of
49S to 293. Though, the board of directors
met this afternoon the color question was
not taken from the table. There Is a
growing belief that though the question is
bound to be settled, it will be at the dis
cretion of the new board of director?.
The only new feature of the preidentlal
situation today was the withdrawal of
Mrs. Williamson, of New Jersey, which
left a clear field for Mrs. Lowe.
After the reorganization session, Mrs.
Ellen Henrotin, of Chicago, the honor
ary president of the General Federation,
appeared for the first time to present
a memorial to Mrs. Edward Longstreth.
She was given an ovation. Then came
the Industrial session with Mrs. C. S.
Brown, of Chicago, as chairman. Other
section meetings were devoted to "Civ
ics," with Mrs. William Heron, of Cin
cinnati, In the chair; "The Ethics of
Work"; "The Common Sense of Domestic
Science." The sessions were followed by
a series of 11 elaborate receptions in as
many Milwaukee homes.
This evening, at the Alhambra Theater,
one of the chief Interests of the Federa
tlo, the work of the Consumers' League,
was handled by Mrs. Sarah Decker, of
Denver. Mrs. Frederick Nathan spoke of
"The Power and Responsibility of the
Consumer": Mrs. Florence Kelley, of New
York, spoke of "The Consumers' League
Label and the Inspection of Factories";
Miss Edith M. Howels, president of
the Massachusetts Consumers' League,
discussed "How Can the Conscientious
Conumer Co-operate With the Conscien
tious Merchant and Manufacturer?"
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, June 7. Today's state
ment of the Treasury oaiances shows:
Available cash balance $145,435,S14
Eastern Press Comment on
RESULT HAS A NATIONAL BEARING
The State Indorsed the Coarse of the
Representatives In Congress
How Washington Will Vote.
WASHINGTON, June 7. Comments on
the Oregon election discouraging to tha
Democrats continue to appear In the East
ern press. Under the caption, "Oregon,
as a Finger-Board," the Philadelphia
Ledger, Ind., says:
" 'What is the message of Oregon to
the world at large?" asked The Portland
Oregonian a few days ago. In an artlcla
treating of the state election of Monday
a in us"'s xr Mer-
"There Is no getting away from the po
litical lesson indicated by the result of
the voting In Oregon. The contest turned
on National Issues for the Tcason that
members of the House of Representatives
at Washington were to be chosen. This
condition was accentuated by a fusion of
Populists and Democrats In opposition to
tho Republican candidates for State and
Federal offices. The result Is before tho
country. The Fusion candidates were all
defeated. The Republicans carried tha
state by increased majorities. In splta
of tho cheap-money tendencies of the vot
ers In the Pacific States, In spite of tha
mistakes and misdoings of the McKlnley
administration, and in spite of the combi
nation of opposing factions and the siren
solicitations of the silver-tongued Bryan,
the Oregonians clove to their first love.
They are true to Sweet William. Tho
Pacific Coast pronouncement ought not
to go unconsidered on this side of tho
The Washington Post says:
"Let the professional fuslonists poko
about In tho Oregon election returns and
make an estimate of the victory they
won. In his attempt to answer Senator
Carter last night, -who made the election
in Oregon the text for a strong Republican
speech. Senator Turner aid that no com
ment should be made on the Oregon elec
tion until the back counties were heard
from. He indicated, without saying It.
that the returns would look different when
they were all In. As a matter of fact, tha
election In Oregon worries Turner a great
deal, as It Indicates how his own state
will go, which means repudiation ot nis
entire course in congress.
Wapron Road Land Grants.
i the wagon roads whoso grants he tried
to.haAV adjusted By aprolsion in the sun-
dry civil bill.
Surveyor-General for Alaska.
The President today nominated and tha
Senate confirmed W. L. Distan, of Illinois,
to be Surveyor-General for the district of
Among the nominations which failed of
confirmation was T. H. Robinson to ba
Postmaster at Arlington, Or.
Commander Todd Reinstated.
The last act of Secretary Long before
departing for Annapolis last evening was
to sign an order terminating the former
order of 'suspension in the case of Com
mander Todd, chairman of the Naval
. Hydrographic Office. The officer was re-
the coast survey.
CARS ON ONE LINE.
Heavily Gnnrded by Police, Striker
Made Xo Resistance.
ST. LOUIS, June 7. Cars were run on.
one line, of the St. Louis Transit Sys
tem tonight for the first time since tho
strike was declared, almost a month ago.
The line selected to make the test Is what
is known as the Lindell division. Every
car carried a police guard, and in addi
tion the thoroughfares along the entire
route were patrolled by police officers and
companies of the posse comitatus, tho
In the ankle; B. J. Boland hi the knee,
and W. O. Coates in the back. The lat
ter's wound is serious. Gibbons and Bo
land were acting as guards on Union
line cars, and Coates was on a patrol
wagon guarding property of the Transit
Company. While standing on the rear
platform of a north-bound Union line car,
John Goetlmg, a photographer. 20 years
of age. was shot and seriously wounded
tonight at Fifteenth and Chambers
streets. The City Hospital physicians say
that Goetling will probably die within 24
hours from the result of his Injury.
Threatened to Shoot Stephens.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. June 7. Gov
ernor Stephens this morning received a
letter from St. Louis signed E. Ever
I mor, saying that If he did not call out the
militia in a few days he would be shot.
CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN
Total 3fet Income for the Past Year
Was Ten Millions.
CHICAGO, June 7. The stockholders of
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Company held their annual meeting here
today. The annual statement shows a
total net Income for the year ending May
1, of $10,051,244. From this sums for real
estate purchases, construction and other
Items, together with dividends on the
common and preferred stock were taken,
leaving a surplus, exclusive of the land
Income, of $1,594,309.
The old board of directors was re
elected. At the meeting of the directors,
Albert M. Keep was re-elected chair
man. Marvin Hughitt and all the old of
ficers were also re-elected.
A Xew Transport.
NEW YORK, June 7. An Erie basin
shipbuilding firm has bsun work on the
transport Kilpatrick, whose reconstruc
tion will cost $10S,000. The Kilpatrick la
intended to ply between San Francisco and
the Philippines. She will be entirely re
modeled, her engines wjil be overhauled
and large steel declfises will be built
on the spar deck.
Earthquakes in California.
SANTA ANA, Cal., June- 7. Two slight
earthquake shocks were felt here today,
the first at 9:45 this morning, and tha
other at 1:05 this afternoon.