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THE MO"RNING OREGONIAN, .FKTDAY, JXTNE 29, '1900.
FATE OF MINISTERS
Admiral Kempff Is Silent on
MINISTER WU SAYS THEY ARE SAFE
Ji'latu Infantry, Under Colonel Lls
cnm, Sailed From Manila Wed
nesday for Taku.
WASHINGTON, June 2S. The following
cablegram was received this morning
from Admiral Kempff:
'Che Foo, June 28. Secretary of the
Navy, Washing . About 12,000 foreign
troops now daiire. Soldiers ordered
should report at Tku instead of Che Foo.
Substituted Nashville for Yorktown at
Che Foo. Yorktown used as dispatch
boat, being more suitable. KEMPFF."
The War Department received the fol
lowing undated cablegram from General
MacArthur this morning:
"Adjutant-General, Washington: Trans
port left Manila at S:20 the morning of
June 27, with Colonel Llscum In command
of 39 officers and 1271 men."
Minister Wu called at the State De
partment this afternoon and exhibited
the following cablegram to Secretary
"Canton, June 28. The Legation Minis
ters, having left Pekln, are now 12 miles
from Tien Tsln, with Admiral Seymour.
"1,1 HUNG CHANG."
The Minister explained that the cable
gram reached him from the Chinese Min
ister In London. He believed the dispatch
to be accurate, but the State Department
officials are inclined to doubt it.
The general opinion here is" that the
messages from Kempff and from LI Hung
Chang could not be accepted as settling
the important question as to the fate of
the foreign Ministers at Pekln and their
families and the attaches. The Secretary
of the Navy, by special instruction of the
President, had been particular to cable
Admiral Kempff several days ago to keep
the Navy Department informed of every
thing that happened within the zone of
disturbance in China, and it is believed
that his omission to make any reference
in his cablegram of this morning to the
whereabouts of the Ministers was based
on the absence of information at Taku,
where the Admiral is with his flagship,
the Newark. If any information could
be had at Taku, only 30 miles down the
river from Tien Tsln, of the presence of
the Ministers In Admiral Seymour's col
umn, but eight miles distant, then offi
cials hero cannot understand how any
other government could have superior fa
cilities, and they feel justified in waiting
foT" further advices before accepting the
Chinese statements on that point as ac
curate. Minister Wu, who brought Li's message
to the State Department, could not ex
plain away the points of variance be
tween the Viceroy's statement and the
cable messages received from other
sources. However, he pinned his faith to
the accuracy of the message, and pointed
out that it agreed closely with Admiral
Kcmnff's message of yesterday evening,
stating that the Ministers were reported
to be with Seymour.
The Navy Department had further com
munication with Admiral Kempff in the
shape of two messages, one touching the
strength of the foreign forces ashore In
China, and another, which the officials
stated had no bearing upon the military
situation: but In neither was any mention
of the Ministers.
One consideration which militates
against the unreserved acceptance by the
officials of the assurance of minor Chi
nese officials. Including LI Hung Chang
and Minister Wu, that a state of war does
not exist, Is the fact that Mr. Conger is
not permitted to communicate with his
own Government by the same method
employed by the Tsung it Yamun In get
ting news to the outside world, leading to
a suspicion that he Is not at that perfect
liberty which marks the existence of a
state of peace. It is possible the Chinese
Government may be able to offer satisfac
tory explanation on this point, but at
present the officers say that our futuro
relations with China depend altogether
upon what Minister Conger has to say
when he is brought again in touch with
the Stare Department.
A significant piece of Information fur
nished by the Navy Department Is the
report of the sailing of the Scindla from
Gibraltar for Cardiff, for a cargo of
Welch coal, which sho Is to carry back
to Manila or China. The ship was on
her way home from Manila via the Med
An explanation was had at the State
Department today of the report from
Shanghai that the Consuls there were
negotiating with the Chinese Viceroys re
specting the protection of the city. Be
cause they were cut off from communi
cation with Minister Conger, from whom
they should receive Instructions in normal
conditions, the American Consuls In China
had been embarrassed In dealing with the
local Chinese authorities by reason of
the necessity of securing instructions
from Washington at every point. There
fore, Secretary Hay sent a general In
struction to all of the American Consuls
in China, who could be reached by cablo
and wire, authorizing them to deal di
rectly with tho Viceroys and Taoats in
framing measures for tho protection of
lAmerlcan lives and property.
Shanghai has heretofore been made a
neutral port during time of war by spe
cial agreement between foreign Consuls
ond the Chinese officials, and It is prob
able that a similar arrangement will be
made now. The only condition is that
before withdrawing their naval forces
from the treaty ports, the foreign Consuls
must feel assured that the Chinese of
ficials are not only willing, but perfectly
able to Insure tho safety of the foreigners
In the towns.
The Ninth Infantry, which Is reported
to have started yesterday from Manila,
should reach Taku about Wednesday
next, the Fourth of July. The War De
partment already had anticipated Ad
miral KempfTs suggestion relative to
landing troops at Taku, instead of Che
THE RESCUE OP SEY3IOUR.
london Still In the Dark as to the
Fntc of the Ministers.
LONDON, June 2S. As -was the case on
the occasion of the relief of Tien Tsln,
the Associated Press was able to give the
Foreign Office, the Admiralty and the
Queen the first news of the rescue of
Admiral Seymours The officials wer
greatly relieved when this information
was conveyed to them, and expressed
their hearty appreciation at the welcome
tidings. At the same time It is recognized
that the advices of the Associated Press
from Che Foo also add to the anxieties
regarding the fate of the legatloners and
foreigners of Pekln, who, it was hoped,
might be with Seymour.
The world again has to depend on ru
mor in regard to the fate of the supposed
exiles from the Chinese capital. It Is
generally accepted that they have been
compelled to leave Pekln, but whether
coastwards, under a Chinese escort, or to
a possible new capital, their plight must
excite the gravest anxiety, as even if
they are in the care of a Chinese escort
this is hardly considered a good guaran
tee of tho safety of tho "foreign devils"
In a country swarming with their most
A telegram from Jardlne, Mattherson &.
Co., dated Shanghai, this afternoon, sug
gests that the Ministers are still at Pekln.
but admits that there is no news from
the capital, Tho telegram adds:
"Admiral Seymour arrived at Tien Tsln
with 321 of his force wounded, besides 62
killed. Shanghai Is quiet."
Other dispatches from Shanghai reiter
ate the announcements of the massacres
of native Christians In the inland dis
tricts, which rival the Armenian horrors.
The officials of the place, watched by
gunboats, made a show of protecting the
missionaries, but there is not even a pre.
tense of protection for the converts In tho
interior, who have been butchered by
WHAT CRANSTOX SAID.
Misapprehension of Views oa the
DENVER, Colo., June 28. Bishop Earl
Cranston, of the Methodist .Episcopal
Church, says that the disconnected sen
tences from bis recent sermon on the sit
uation in China, which had been pub
lished throughout the country, had caused
widespread misapprehension of his views.
"When I said that the Christianizing of
China would be worth any cost in money
or life, I was speaking specifically of vol
untary missionary sacrifice on the part
of tho church, and In answer to the
query suggested by the present perils of
our missionaries in that country wheth
er the end sought were worth the cost
I abhor the idea of making Christians
by force of arms, even were it possible to
"Continuing my remarks as to the per
ils of our people shut up in Pekln and
Tien Tsln, the insignificant number of
Americans In the relief column and the
diplomatic hesitation at Washington as
to the use of troops instead of marines,
I said that In such an emergency I would
cut all the red tape in the world and
set aside any treaty, meaning, of Course,
any treaty as inoperative as that by
which China guaranteed protection to
both missionaries and native Christians,
in order to place America in the forefront
with England. That meant the rescue
of imperiled life, not bloody propagand
lsm. "As to the 'open door for Christianity as
well as commerce,' I hold that Russia Is
the power that threatens both great In
terests, if in danger at all. I contend
that, apart from crises like the present,
schools are better than warships to over
come Chinese prejudices against foreign
ers, and believing that under a just and
enlightened policy on the part of the civ
ilized nations, China will work out a high
destiny for herself, I oppose any dW
vision of tho Empire."
Buildings Destroyed at Tien Tsln
NEW YORK, June 2S. Tho following
cable was received at the Methodist
board today from Che Foo from the Rev.
Mr. Brown, one of their missionaries in
the Tien Tsln district. It is dated
"Mission destroyed by fire. About 160
killed. I think there is a serious risk
for foreigners. Will return in a few days
to Tien Tsln. Shall I return home? Will
By the mission is meant the mission
at Tien Tsin, but Just how much of that
mission is destroyed the home board does
not know what to Infer. The mission
there is in three compounds, as they are
called. One compound Is composed of
two missions and a church, another of a
mission and a school, and a third of a
mission, a hospital and a school. In all,
the property of the Methodist Episcopal
board Is valued at something more than
The Rev. Dr. M. B. Leonard, Secretary
of the Missionary Society, said:
"Presumably those killed were natives,
but it is not clear even that they were
native Christians. Many of them may
have been Boxers or Chinese soldiers.
The risk for foreigners evidently is in
Tien Tsln, where Mr. Brown expects to
go himself In a few days."
Dr. Leonard thinks none of the Metho
dist missionaries were among the killed
or Dr. Brown would certainly have men
tioned the fact.
EXTENT OF TIIE UPRISING.
German Officer Who Believes There
Is a Lonfr War in Siprht.
VANCOUVER. B. C, June 2S.-General
Stahl. of the Imperial German Army,
who has been investigating conditions in
the Orient under a special commission
from the German Government, has ar
rived here on his way home. On being
asked if he thought the Boxers would
be quickly suppressed, he said that In
his opinion the powers had started in
upon a long, bloody conflict. In tho end
the Boxers would be disbanded, but the
sacrifice of life would be appalling, for
the movement was spreading like wild
fire throughout China's vast territory.
The South, was also about to take up
arms, and his Information was that the
uprising in tho South was very grave and
of great dimensions. The Southern Box
ers would Join the North, and vast mobs
of fanatics would have to be contended
with. They would be Insufficiently armed
at first, but enormous quantities of arms
were being constantly smuggled to them,
and, owing to the countless hordes of
fanatics and tho vast territory covered
thev could, for some time, defy the
General Stahl added that the hostility
between Japan and Russia was a serious
complication In the present crisis, as
It would Interfere with the unanimity of
feeling between the powers which was
almost absolutely necessary at this time.
Admiral Seymour's Message.
LONDON, June 2S. The parliamentary
Secretary of the Foreign Office, Mr. Brod
erick, in the House of Commons today,
said the latest news received by the Gov
ernment was contained In a dispatch from
Tien Tsln. dated June 24. from which it
appeared that VIce-Admlral Seymour sent
word that he had seized a small arsenal
north of Tien Tsln. where he was being
bombarded by a large number of guns
and had lost 40 men killed and 70 wound
ed. This message, it is said, was brought
by a servant in the employ of one of the
legations, who was thoroughly trust
worthy. He added that the damage done
to the foreign settlement at Tien Tsln
was comparatively slight, except in tho
case of the French and British conces
sions, which had suffered severely. The
British casualties were four men killed
.and SO wounded. Including six officers.
Wei Hen Destroyed.
NEW YORK, June 2S. Two cablegrams
were received by the Presbyterian Board
of Foreign Missions this morning. The
first, from Shanghai, read:
"Wei Hen destroyed. Foreigners es
The Presbyterian Board had $40,003
worth of property In Wei Hen. and thli
Is now all gone. Dr. Falrries was one of
the missionaries there, and he escaped
with the others. The other cablegram
came from Che Foo, and stated:
"Lobensteln at Shanghai; Fenas at Pe
kln." Rev. E. C Lobensteln was stationed at
Nankin, and it would appear as If he
had made his escape to Shanghai. The
cablegram also stated:
"No word has been received from Pekln
or Pao Ting Fu. and Wei Hen mission
burned: missionaries safe"
German Foreljrn Office Advised.
BERLIN, Juno 2S. The Commande'r of
the German squadron at Taku telegraphs,
under date of June 2C. as follows:
"The Foreign Ministers are with the
According to reports of Christians, it is
added, fighting continued at Tien Tsln
Juno 25, the fortified arsenal outside the
town being still in possession of the Chi
nese. Tho Vorwaerts says: "From an abso
lutely reliable source we hear the Russian
War Minister has sent to all the military
and civil authorities In Russia telegraphic
secret orders to prepare everything for
mobilization. The orders bear the date
of June IS and 19."
Nanlcin Viceroy's Telefrrara.
LONDON. June 2S. A representative of
the Associated Press was informed at the
Foreign Office this evening that the Vice
roy at Nankin has telegraphed to the
British Consul-General at Shanghai that
he had received, June 23, an imperial
rescript, as follows:
"The foreign legations at Pekln con
tinue as usual to receive every protec
tion from the Imperial Government."
On the other band, the officials of the
Chinese embassy say that they have
reason to believe the foreign Ministers
at Pekln were given their passports June
19. The Foreign Office Is much concerned
at the latter report, and hopes It will not
be confirmed, as it would be an unexpect
edly adverse development, which would
possibly mean a declaration of war.
Rassian Official Report.
ST. PETERSBURG. June 25. The Min
ister of War has received the following
from Admiral Alexieff, dated Port Arthur,
"During the night of June 25, a detach
ment of four companies of Russians, Col
onel Schlvinsky. commanding, and" the
same number of foreigners went to the
relief of Admiral Seymour and brought
200 of his wounded to Tien Tsin."
ROME. June 28. The Italian Consul at
Shanghai telegraphs that the Viceroys in
the provinces of Yangtse valley have re-
TAKU FORTS. TAKEN BY FOREIGN NAVAL FORCE AFTER BOMBARDMENT
This picture, which is from a photograph taken six months ago, shows one
of the Taku forts, and is typical of the fortifications captured or destroyed by the
foreltm fleet. ' ' '
solved to maintain order provided tho
powers do not Intervene so long as order
prevails. The Consuls, It Is added, unan
imously accepted the proposal and signed
a declaration to that effect.
Males for Army in China.
NEW YORK. June 23. Among the pas
sengers on the steamer Mexico, from Ha
perintendent of corrals in Havana;' Dr. I
L. A. May, veterinary surgeon, and 41 -n-:uir nag uoaiea on me siau aoove.
muleteers. They are In charge of 2S0 Jus usual 1" H large gatherings In
head of United States Army mules, whteh Honolulu.- there was a great variety cf
are now on the way to China, to be used 1 races. Whites, natives. Chinese, Japan
by the American Army there. They will eso and Portuguese were together, though
be shipped to San Francisco tomorrow. the "whites and natives outnumbered all
The mules will be placed on board an others Dv far. and the whites were a
Army transport at San Francisco, to bo 1 "majority over all. The natives were well
shipped to Manila, whence they will be
sent to China. I
The Ninth's Transportation Outfit.
WASHINGTON, June 2S. Quartermaster-General
Ludlngton received a cable
message today from Colonel Mille, Quar
termaster at Manila, saying that the
transport Port Albert, which accompanies
the Logan to Taku. carried 19 wagons,
four ambulances and one delivery wagon,
with four mules for each vehicle and for
age for SQ days. .This, cargo comprises
flick tronenAFl-o tlnn AiilAt f hn 'XTIwV T
fantry, and is expected to be delivered at j
Taku a few hours after the arrival of 1
the troops on the Logan.
Government Orders More Gnns.
RMhiMn, si rrr,rr,v fn-r ,n i.
cludlng, It is said, seven 10-Inch, and four
12-lnch breech-loadlng rifles and U to -
inrh hr.rh.ininr nrtor. , .,. I
smaller ones for Immediate dispatch to
German Cnsnnltles. 1
BERLIN, June 2S. The German com-
m.adert Taku rePrts that In the re,,ef
E.lS.w " r, """" rT". '
men wounded. The fight lasted eight
Gold Standard Riht Policy,
Los Angeles Express.
For the benefit of the Silver Democrats
of tho pronounced Bryan stripe, it is
just as well to call their attention to the
fact that the little government of Costa
Rico has Just adopted the gold standard,
and that on the first of the year the gold
coins of the United States. Great Brit
ain, France and Germany will be declared
the legal circulation, and that the gold
standard will probably be Incorporated
In the Costa Rica constitution.
It will be, of course, argued by tho
friends of the white metal that Costa
Rica is a small government, and that
it really means very little what that peo
ple may do, but It is just these small
matters that show how the trend of
public sentiment is setting.
A great and powerful nation may be
able to Influence the public sentiment
of a weaker people, and thereby stop leg
islation for the general good, but when
the smaller nations come voluntarily In
to the ranks of the gold standard coun
tries, where they have everything to lose
and nothing to gain. It is a circumstance
that can not be overlooked.
Tn rtlt? cootya A(tn&itlAn ! tnaw Via
stated that the adoption of the gold
standard in Costa Rica has already ro-
duced the rate of exchange between that
country and tho United States 50 per
cent as the first result, and this is Just
It is such substantial arguments as this
that can not be overcome, and when we
consider that India, with her millions of
Inhabitants, has come into the gold camp
since Mr. Bryan started oat on his cru
sade for free sliver, it must be admitted
that there is something in the matter
which the advocates of the baser metal
do not wish brought out.
The financial policy of the Republican
party is all right, and it Is becoming
every day more apparent
Kansas City Next Week.
Brooklyn Eagle. Ind. Dem.
We have to have the same thing all
over again and more of It A dead issue
is to revisit the glimpses of the moon,
politically placarded with the most sol
emn asseverations that it is really not
only alive, but full of animation. An
other dead issue is to be placed along
side of It in the Kansas City museum
expansion. The fact is, that the country
wouldn't contract if it could and couldn't
If it would. It is as capable of contract
ing as Bryan is of diminishing his own
physical Inches. Politicians may assem
ble and resolve that its growth shall be
arrested. Platform makers may dilate
upon the danger of development. Croker
may come home for the express purpose
of Informing us that shrinkage is in or
der, but the answer is that facts accom
plished stare us In the face the answer
is that we have expanded, that the topic
is only a question so-called, that it is In
a necropolis not far from the grave of
free and unlimited coinage.
Estate of Silas B. Cobb.
CHICAGO. June 28. The inventory of
the estate of the late Silas B. Cobb was
filed for probate here today. The papers
show the personal estate valuation to be
$4,257,509. nearly double the estimate put
on the estate at the time of the million
INAUGURATION OF DOLE
FIRST GOVERNOR OF HAWAII
TAKES OATH OF OFFICE.
Last of the Three Honolulu Events
That Makes the Islands .Fart of
the United States.
HONOLULU. June 14. The last of the
three great epoch-making events in the
history of the annexation of the Hawaii
an Islands to the "United States of Amer
ica took place this morning, when Gov
ernor Sanford B. Dole, first executive of
the new American territory, was inaugu
rated. The oath of office was taken and
the inauguration address was delivered
on the spot that was the scene of the
other two events the reading of the all
Important proclamation of 1S33. and the
flag-raising af 1SSS. Governor Dole was
sworn and sjftke to the people of Hawaii
from th"e steps of the building where
seven years, ago he appeared as the
leader, and where for the first time an
actual beginning was made in negotla-
tlons with the. American Government for
The palace that has become famous all
over America on account of Its connec
tion with the history of Hawaii and the
history of America's first experiment In
expansion, was decorated as In 1893. It
was ablaze with the red, white and blue
and crowded with people. The Stars and
Stripes were everywhere, and they made
Drilllant all the grandstands, and a huge
represemea. nowevcr, doui in the throng
nat crowded around the steps of the
mi'ldlng to hear the Governor, and among
those who occupied places inside the
building and the places of honor on either
side of the central stand. The day was
a very hot one. and the people hunted
for shade as they waited for the cere
monies to begin.
Promptly at 10 o'clock the Governor
with his old Cabinet-and staff officers
and the Chief Justice entered the central.
grandstand, and th'ere was ho delay in
beginning the ceremonies. Prayer by the
- eTmoteo, - a jia-tivo preacher, -was the,
orV..n " Programme., Minister Mott-
Smith read tho commission, sent-bv Presi
dent McKinley to Governor Dole,-.and.
handed It to the new Secretary of the
Treasury. Then the oath of office wm
administered by Chief Justice Frear.lm
mediately after signing the oath Gov-
ernor Dole gave his lnaueural address.
He traced the history of Hawaii from
feudalists and paid a tribute to the states
manshlp of Kamehameha II. Continu
ing, he said:
"The pressing demands of agricultural
Corporations for rhp-in fl!rl Inhnp tmraii..
er with thplr c-rMt infl.n tiii -
tinue as In th nnsr tn h ,' .,,,.
to the development of such a citizen popu-
ia"on as. ?na safeguard the political
future of Hawaii. The two enterprises
are mutually hostile. The one Is Inter
ested Jn men as machines, the other as
factors In the development of the state.
As the control of such corporations grad
ually passes Into the hands of those who
are without the restraining Influence of
loyal and traditional associations and are
not-Interested In the social growth of the
Hawaiian community, this danger may
become more threatening than hereto
fore. No moneyed Interest should be al
lowed to stand In the way of the develop
ment of a pure family life In any part of
the Territory of Hawaii."
Statehood for the territory is. the' Gov
ernor said, detlned to come In due time.
The military review ended the formal
ceremonies of the day. The Governor and
his Cabinet left the grandstand and en
tered the "building to hold a reception In
the old throneroom.
Governor Dole has made the following
appointments: E. P. Dole. Attorney-General;
J. A. McCandless, Superintendent of
Public Works; A. T. Atkinson. Superin
tendent of Public Instruction; J. F.
Brown, Commissioner of Public Lands;
H. A. Austin. Auditor; P. C. Myers. Dep
uty Auditor; A. M. Brown. High Sheriff;
W. D. Alexander. Surveyor; A. T. Hawes
Jr., Private Secretary. The office of
Treasurer of the Territory is yet to be
Henry E. Cooper Is serving tem
STRIKES IN HAWAII.
Japanese Laborers "Want Contracts
. HONOLULU, June IS, via San Fran
cisco, June 28. A series of strikes has
been inaugurated by Japanese labor
ers on several of the islands. It is re
ported that the Japanese have been told
that thev are free American rlUzpns -nnvfr
V and that the American laws provide that
no worklngman shall receive less than $1
a day. The laborers demand the can
cellation of their contracts, and that the
plantations shall pay each Individual la
borer the $2 50 a month, which, by the
terms of the contract, are to be paid to
the immigration companies, in considera
tion of the companies having brought the
laborers to tho islands and guaranteeing
his services during the contract period,
or to replace him If he deserts. So fat
as the $2 CO per month is concerned, the
plantations are willing to accede to the
J demands of the laborers, it is stated, but
uiey are not wining to consider the con
tracts as having been annulled by the
territorial law. A delegation sent to the
Association of . Maul by the Japanese Im
migration Companies received violent
treatment from the strikers, and-thoy
were forced to return to Honolulu.
WASHINGTON. June 2S. The following
Hawaiian postofllces have been advanced
to the Presidential class: Honolulu, sal
ary. J32C0; Kohala, salary $1000; Hllo, sal
ary $2100. The Postmaster at Honolulu
lias been appointed, but those for the
other places mentioned have not been se
lected. The appointees for offices In Ha
waii must be residents of the Islands.
Failure Canned by Wheat Slump.
ST. PAUL. Minn., June 2S. James Do
ran & Co., brokers, do not expect to open
for business tomorrow. Mr. Doran to
night admitted the report to that effect
to be correct and explained: "I went
wrong on wheat at 78 cents. The slump
today was too late to do me any good. I
shall fall f or about $300,000. I have not
had time to -figure the amount, but it "Is
somewhere between $300,000 and $400,008."
Mr. Doran looked for a rise from the 60s.
but thought a reaction was due when it
THE ASHANTEE REVOLT.
Casler'a Relief Colmnn Attacked 'by
CAPE COAST CASTLE, June 2S.-Colo-nel
Casler left Kiawassa the morning cf
June 2S. with the intention of relnforce
lng Captain Hall at Bekwal with 400 men.
200 carriers, a seven-pounder and a Max
im. When half a mile from Dompoassl
he was fired upon heavily from the bush.
Captain Ronpell and several men fell at
the first fire. The casing of the water
Jacket split after half an hour's firing and
nine men. including Lieutenant Ed
wards, who were working the seven
pounder, were put out of action half an
hour later. Major Wilkinson was shot.
The force then charged the bushes, dis
covering a stockade 30 yards distant In
the bush so carefully concealed that Its
existence could not be suspected. The
stockade was carried at the point of the
bayonet, and the -force retired.
The casualties were six officers and 87
men. The enemy's los3 was 00 killed and
many wounded. It was estimated that
the natives numbered 10,000, one-half of
whom had muskets.
LONDON, Juno 28. Advices received
here today from Prahsu. Ashantce, under
current date, say the telegraph line has
been reopened to Pumsu. and that Colonel
Burroughs, with 500 men, will move im
mediately. Colonel Burroughs, with 500
men. Is expected to reach Bekwal in two
days. The rebellious Ashantces are re
ported to be in strength near Fomen,
where severe fighting Is expected.
Renounced HIs Rights.
VIENNA. June 2S. The Archduke
Franz Ferdinand, former heir to the
throne, and nephew of the Emperor, at
the Hofburg today, in the presence of
the Emperor, Archdukes, Ministers and
state dignitaries, took a formal oath that
he and his .future wife .(the Princess
Chotek) will both regard their marriase
as morganatic Consequently his wlfo
will never assume the position of Em
pross, and the children by their marriage
will never claim the right of succession.
The oath was attended wlpi Impressive
ceremony. Count Goluchowskl. the Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, read the docu
ments. The Archduke then advanced to
a crucifix on the table and placed his
fingers upon the Testament which was
held by the Cardinal Archblshopr After
taking the oath the Archduke signed the
documents. The marriage will occur Sun
day. Queen Received the IChedive.
LONDON. June 2S. The Khedive of
Egypt paid a state visit to Queen Vic
toria at Windsor Castle this afternoon.
Accompanied by the Duke of York and
the Turkish Ambassador, Antopulo
Pasha, and staff, he drove in-state, es
corted by the Housold Cavalry, to the
Paddlngton station, where he took a, train
for Windsor. The Duke of Connaught
there Joined the party and accompanied
His Highness to the castle. The proces
sion at Windsor was escorted by the Life
Guards, and a detachment of Grena
diers formed a guard of honor in the
quadrangle of the castle. The Queen re
ceived the Khedive at the principal en
trance. A warm greeting was. given to
the Egyptian visitor.
Russian Flnnncinl Situation.
LONDON, June 28. A dispatch from
Moscow to tho Westminster Gazette says
the Boxer troubles and-the death of
Count .Muravleff have greatly accent
uated the difficulties of the financial sit
uation In Russia, which, is In such 'a
critical Itate as 'o arouse the gravest
anxiety. The blackllst'oPgood Arms fail
ing lengthens and the sense' of "Insecurity
and fear that something worse Is -to come
has caused vast sums to be temporarily
withdrawn from the market. In Mos
cow alone within two months. It ls.stated
on good authority. S20.0CO.OOO rubles,, most
of which was previously in currency, has
been lodged in the " Imperial Bank for
French Police Find a Bomb.
PARIS, June 29, 4:30 A. M. A lighted
bomb, charged with powder and pieces of
lead, was found last evening shortly be
fore midnight by the police In front of
the entrance door of the residence of M.
Bulot, Procurator of the Republic, 22 Gal
vanl. It was at his house In the Rue
d'ClIcyh that occurred the terrible bomb
explosion In March, 1S92, the author of
which was the notorious anarchist, Rav
achol. For India Famine Sufferers.
DENVER. Colo.. June 2S. Governor
Thomas has Issued a proclamation urg
ing the people of this state to give aid
to the famine sufferers of India. A. D.
Weir, of Omaha, is here as the representa
tive of the India Relief Commission, and
will make a canvass of the state.
LONDON, June 29. The Dally- Express
makes the following announcement this
"Lady Randolph Churchill's betrothed.
Lieutenant Cornwallls West, has recov
ered his health and been ordered to the
front. The wedding has, therefore, been
Oxford Confers Degrees.
LONDON, June 2S.-Oxford Unlverslty
today conferred the honorary degree of
D. D. on Rev. Morgan Dlx. of Ne.w York;
the honorary degree of D. C. L. on C. E.
Norton, of Harvard, and the honorary
degree of D. S. C. on James M. Baldwin,
The Hajjne Peace Trcnty.
THE HAGUE, June 28. Tho Second
Chamber today approved the conventions
pf the Peace Conference relating to the
application of the Geneva Convention to
naval warfare, and relating to the laws
and usaares of war on land.
Navy-TTard Wages Cut.
NEW YORK, June 23. It Is reported
that the board of wages at the Brooklyn
Navy-Yard has recommended a cut of
wages for several of the grades of me
chanics and machinists. The report has
been approved, it Is said, by Secretary
Long, and will go Into effect in July. The
present board, which meets annually for
the adjustment of wages. Is composed of
Naval Constructor Watt. Lieutenant
Commander Morrell. Lieutenant Gibson
and Paymaster Jacksom.
It is said the men Intend to appeal to
tho Secretary of the Navy, through the
commandant of the navy-yard, against
Robber in a Pullman Car.
OMAHA, Neb., June 2S. A masked rob
ber started through the Pullman car on
the Omaha-Billings train, on the Bur
lington, after leaving York, Neb., this
morning. He got two watches and $70,
but took alarm, pulled the air brake and
left the train before completing his work.
Daily Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, June IS. Today's state
ment of the Treasury balances, in the
general fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000
gold reserve in the division of redemption,
Available cash bilance $151,046,735
Stephen Crane's Funeral.
NEW YORK, June 23. The funeral of
Stephen Crane, the author, took place to
day, s'ervices being held In the Metro
politan Temple. There wa3 a lame at
tendance. The body was- Interred in
Eversreeea cemetery, Elizabeth, N. J.
BLISS FOR GOVERNOR
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SAGINAW COLONEL SUCCESSFUL OX
THE EIGHTEENTH 'bAJLOT.
Mlcalsraa Republican Convention
Completed the "State Ticket
Nominations In Minnesota.
-GRAND RAPHS, Mich., June 2S- For
Governor, Aaron T. Bliss, of Saginaw.
Lieutenant-Governor, Orrin W. Robin
son, of Houghton, (present incumbent).
Secretary of State, Frederick M. War
ner of Farmlngton.
State Treasurer, Daniel McCoy, of
Audltor-Oeneral. H. F. Powers, of Ca
dillac Attorney-General, H. Slorin. of Sault
Ste. Marie, (present incumbent).
State Land Commissioner, Edward
Wildey, of Paw Paw.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Delos Fall of Albion.
Member of State Board of "Education,
Jamea H. Thompson, of Osceola.
The Republican State Convention wound
up its work at dusk tonight, after al
most continuous sessions since 10 o'clock
this morning,, by placing the above tick
et In nomination. The platform was
adopted as made public yesterday, with
out a dissenting vote.
When the convention adjourned for the
noon recess, one man, at least, acknowl
edged that he was beaten. Ho was Dex
ter M. Ferry, of Detroit, the man with
the strongest delegation and most perfect
organization behind him. Bliss was nom
inated on the ISth ballot Colonel Bliss
.has been a candidate for Governor at
every convention since 1SS2. He was a
member of the Tenth New York Cavalry
during tho Civil War, and won his way
from private to Colonel. He came to
Michigan In 1865, and has amassed a com
fortable fortune In the lumber business In
Saginaw. He served one term as Con
gressman from the Eighth Michigan dis
trict MINNESOTA REPUBLICANS.
Samuel R. Vnnshnnt Nominated for
ST. PAUL. Minn., June -28. The Republican-State
Convention began work a little
after noon, and was almost constantly
In session for eight hours. The follow
ing ticket was nominated:
Governor Samuel R. Vanshant, of Wi
nona Lieutenant-Governor Llndn A. Smith,
Attorney-General W. B. Douglass.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Charles M. Stuart
State Treasurer P. S. Halson.
Railroad Commissioners C. F. Staples,
J. G. Miller and Ira B. Mills.
All the offices previous to the secre
taryship were uncontested, and four were
rcnomlnatlons. There, were warm and
spirited contests for the remaining offices.
United States Senator Carter, of Mon
tana, who was passing through the- city,
came Into the convention hall as a spec
tator, and was promptly called to the
platform. -He spoke at considerable
"The Republican party," he said, "was
born In giving life tothe declaration that
all men were created free, and it first
struck the shackles from 4.000,000 slaves.
Within two years It has brought the light
of freedom to lO.ono.OOO of people. You
may call It expansion or imperialism, If
you please, but the Republicans are giv
ing liberty to the inhabitants of Cuba,
Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands, as
much as they did to the blacks of the
The platform was adopted by a Unani
mous vote. It is' devoted chiefly to National--
issues. It commends' the Presi
dent's administration and the r work of
Congr6ss; denounces trusts, and main
tains that the Republicans can and will
control and suppress them; Indorsee-Senator
JJelsdri for re-election; favor's the elec
tion of Senators by popular vote, and re
affirms" the belief Jn the gross earning tax
system, and the taxation ot .foreign cor
porations doing business in the state.
STONE AND TIIE SILVER PLANK.
No Reason Wiiy the Democrats
. Should Specifically Repeat It
ST. LOUIS, June 2S. Ex-Governor
William J. Stone, National Committee
man from Missouri, and vice-chairman
of tha Democratic National Committee,
today saldr .,
"I have not discussed the platform or
any of Its provisions with prominent
leaders' of the party, and do not know
their views, but so far as .the silver
question is' concerned I do not think It
Is important whether the platform con
tains a general reaffirmation of the Chi
cago platform or whether it contains a
repetition of that platform. The free
colnaep of sliver has been fixed as a
Democratic principle. It was so estab
lished by the fight which culminated at
Chicago n 1ES6. It was a real Issue then,
and won and became a cardinal Demo
cratic doctrine. Now I see no reason
why we should specifically repeat the
free-coinage plank of the Chicago plat
form In order to prove to the country
that we still adhere to It
Conference Between Payne
Hnnnn In Cleveland.
CLEVELAND, O.. June 28. Henry C.
Payne, of Wisconsin, arrived here today
and spent the afternoon with Senator
Hanna. Plans were discussed at length
In connection with the coming campaign.
While the members of the National cam
paign committee were probably decided
upon at thet conference, their names will
not be made public for at least a week
or 10 days.
Mr. Payne, it is understood, will be in
direct charge of the Chicago headquar
ters, while Chairman Hanna, 'during the
campaign, will divide his time between
New York and Chicago headquarters.
Mr. Payne said Governor Roosevelt would
be In Oklahoma City July 2 and 3. July
4 ie will speak in Wichita and Topeka,
Kan., and July 5 at Quincy, 111.
Bryan Will Not Attend.
LINCOLN, Neb., June 28. If ex-Senator
Murphy and Richard Croker, of New
York, are coming to Lincoln, W. J. Bry
an has no private knowledge of the fact.
He said this evening he knew nothing
about their coming, or that of Congress
man Sulzer, further than what he had
read In the newspapers. Mr. Bryan gave
his final answer to the gentlemen who
have be.en urging him to attend the
convention. He positively refused to at
tend. SpeaJccr Henderson Renominated.
WATERLOO, la., June 28. Speaker
Henderson was renominated by accla
mation today by the Third District Re
publican Convention for his 10th term as
Representative in Congress. The nomina
tion was made amid great enthusiasm.
Mr. Henderson made a short speech of
Ncrrlands Favors Tovrne.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., June 28. Con
gressman F". G. Newlands, of Nevada, a
deletrate to the Kansas City conven
tion. Is spending a few days here. Re
garding, the nomination of David B. Hill.
Por Infants and Children.
The Kind You Ha? Always Bought
of New York, for the Vlce-Presldencyi ha
"The West admires Hill's courage and
ability, but we do not think that his
sympathy for the platform that Bryan
will be nominated upon is strong enough
to eain the support of that part of the
country. Charles A. Towne, the Populist
nominee for Vice-President, is a favorite,
and an able and logical orator."
THE RUNNING RACES,
Sidney Lucas Won the Handicap at
CHICAGO. June slMost of the- telent
at Washington Park today thought the
route was too much for Sidney Lucas in
the mile handicap, and he was 6 to 1 In
the betting. The Derby colt ran around
his field and won easily. Track fast. The
Mile and 50 yards Bermuda Prince
won. Espionage second, Honeywood third;
Four and a half furlongs Golden Age
won, Sllverdale second. Small Jack third;
The Englewood, one mile The Lady
won. The Sprite second. Larkspur third;
Handicap, one mile Sidney Lucas woa,
Allcedo -second. Eva Rice third; time,
Six furlongs May Beach won, Algaret
ta second. Sly third; time, 1:14.
Mile and 50 yards, selling Lady Mettle
some won. Scales second, Cogmoosey
third; time, 1:45.
Races nt JLatonla.
CINCINNATI, June 28. The results at
Latonla today were:
Six furlongs, selling Full Dress won,
Katie Rutherford second, George H.
Ketchum third; time. 1;15!4.
Five furlongs Bonnie Lissakwon. May
Cherry second, Queen. Carnival third;
Selling, one mile Tragedy won. Sauber
second. Unsightly third; tlme( 1:405.' t
Selling, mile and a quarter Abergato
won, King Elk second, The Doctor third;
Five furlongs Pirate of Penzance won,
John R. Allen second, Whitfield third;
Six furlongs, selling Violet Parsons
won, Eleanor Holmes second,. Sackatuck
third: time, 1:14.
Races nt St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. June 2S. The results were:
Selling, mile and 70 yards W. B. Gates
won, Miss Loretta second, Jim Turney
third; time, l:497i. ,
Selling, five furlongs Sard won, Selde
second. Harry Pulllam third; time. 1:04.
Mile and a sixteenth Tlckful won,
Wnlkenshaw second, Imperious third;
Boulevard stakes, $1000. mile and 79
yards Capron won, Dr.Walmsley second,
King's Highway 'third; time. l:4Stf.
Six and a half furlongs Miss Mae Day
won. Belle of Memphis second, Dr. Cava
third; time, 1:224.
Selling, six furlongs The Light won.
Necklace second. Lady Curzon third;
Races rt Sheepsbead Bay.
NEW YORK. June 28. Results
Five furlongs, selling Ondurdls won.
Princess OtMlie second. Guess Work
third; time, 1:05.
One mile Ten Candles won. Toddy sec
ond. Bombshell third; time. 1:39 3-5.
Five and a half furlongs Holstein won,
Olympan second. Gold Heels third; time,
The Spendrlft. mile and an eighth
Prince of Melbourne won, Contestor sec
ond. Eldrim third time, 1:53 1-6-
Six furlongs, selling Leedsville won.
Wax Taper second. The Corinthian third;
time, 1:15 2-5.
Mile and a sixteenth, on the turf Jack
Point won. Montanlc second, 'Maximo
Gomes third; time. 1:36 2-.
No Pay for TnylorMnit!a.
FRANKFORT, Ky.. June 28. Governor
Beckham today refused to approve tho
accounts tor services of the Taylor mili
tia from the date Gqebel was declared
Governor until the evacuation of the
troops, after the decision of the Supreme
Court The whole sum claimed In salar
ies aggregated upwards of $50,000.
The Storm in Nebraska.
OMAHA, June 2S. Yesterday's storm In
Northeast Nebraska swept over a region
ICO miles square, and Immense damage
was done In the aggregate. At Lake
field two residences and several Uarn3
were wrecked. 'In the swept section,
windmills were destroyed and crops blown
Drought in Salt River Valley.
- PHOENIX. Ariz., June 28. The pro
longed drought in Salt River Valley has
done many thousand dollars worth of
damage and threatens the grain and fruit
crops not now harvested. Cattle are in
bad condition, and many ranchers are
disposing of their stock as quickly as pos
sible. Nev- Cadets for West Point.
"WASHINGTON, June 28r The following
cadets for West Point, under the Increase
provided by recent legislation, have been
appointed during the past week: ,
Oregon. Montague Lord, of Salem;
Wyoming, James W. Nell, of Dlamond
vllle; Idaho, James A. Storer, of Lewln-
Utah's Paylnfr Mines.
SALT LAKE, Utah, June 23. Accord
lng to the sworn statements filed with, tha
State Board of Equalization, the net prof
its of the Utah dividend-paying mines of
the current year were $2,370,026, as-compared
with $1,782,264 for the same period
of last year.
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