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UNION Estab. Jnly, 1887.
GAZETTE Batata. Dec, 1S62.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
COEVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1300.
VOL. XXXVII. NO. 25.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items Froi
the Two Hemispheres Presented
in a Condensed Form.
Indiana Democrats indorsed Bryan.
Robert's army is resting at Pretoria.
Democrats of Missouri indorsed the
End of the Chicago labor trouble
seems to be in sight.
wolverton's plurality for supreme
judge of Oregon is more than 10,000
Affairs in China are gradually work
ing up a crisis of the first magnitude
The legislature of Oregon will be Re
publican on joint ballot by a majority
Chicago people contributed $5,000
toward the relief of the Indian famine
A Christian journal in Japan has
been suspended for showing disrespect
to the imperial house.
Alexander M. Dockery, of Gallatin
county, Missouri, has been nominated
by the Democrats for governor.
Fire at Snsanville, Cal., destroyed
three blocks of stores, containing forty
buildings, entailing a large loss.
London papers think that the Brit
ish squadron is recognized as inferior U
the Russian as well as the Japanese.
Chinese soldiers attacked the Boxen
near Peking, and in the engagement
which followed many were killed on
A aispatch from Cucuta, department
of Santander, Venezuela, say that after
13 days of fighting, the Colombian
revolutionists have, routed the govern
ment forces near Buracamanga, captur
ing a number of prisoners, includin;
Secretary Long has issued an order
for an experiment of the utmost im
port a nee. The purpose is to see how
much time would be occupied in put
ting into condition for active naval
service a part of the United States fleet
to meet an emergency.
Judge Morrow, of the United States
circuit court at San Francisco, on com
plaint made by Jew Ho, has granted
an order temporarily restraining the
board of health and chief of police
from prohibiting the surgeons employed
by the Chinese to care for their dead,
entering the quarantine line.
Steps have been taken to organize a
national Negro party in Philadelphia
Prominent negroes bishops, ministers,
editors and lawyers at a meeting de
cided to place a presidential ticket in
the field with negro candidates. The
plan is to organize the party in every
state of the Union, and nominate can
didates for state and congressiona'
Colombian rebels threaten Panama
Maryland Democrats have declared
Otis has landed in San Francisco and
is on his way to Washington.
Kather than suppress the Boxers,
China means to fight all Europe.
The Republicans were generally sue
cessful in the election in Oregon.
George Murphy, a Brooklyn bridge
builder, was drowned near Engene, Or
The wife of ex-secretary of state
John Sherman, died at Mansfield, Ohio.
Cuban frauds are now known to in
volve an amount something like $500,
000. Boxers are said to be approaching
Tien Tsin, intending to attack the
The house has agreed to the $5,000,
000 appropriation to the St. Louis ex
position. A medical diploma "factory" was
raided in Chicago and its officers are
Lord Roberts has entered Pretoria.
His first order after reaching the city
was for the release of prisoners.
Malcolm A. Moody was re-elected tc
congress from the Second district ol
Oregon, Tongue from First district.
The attorney for tne Chinese Six
Companies in San Francisco, filed with
the clerk of the United States circuit
court an application for an injunction
compelling the board of health of this
city to abandon the quarantine which
it has imposed upon the Chinatown
Special dispatches received froir.
Algiers portray a serions situation
Thousands of Moors are massing at
Fugig and in the neighborhood, pre
paring for a determined attack upon the
advance posts of the French. The
French columns have joined hands at
Zoubia, but the men suffer terribly
from heat and thirst, and hundreds of
camels died. The French are prepar
ing entrenchments and are confident of
their ability to repel an attack and
even to take the off ensive against Fugig
The discharge of the president of th
Amalgamated Association of Tir
Workers precipitated a strike at th.
Great Western Tinplate Works, Joliet,
Illinois, throwing out 300 men. The
wage question in not involved.
Seven hundred injunctions were filed
upon strikers and labor leaders in the
George's Creek, Maryland, coal mining
region, restraining them from interfer
ing with miners who desired to resume
Chinese government is dealing on
irms to the Boxers.
Four persons were killed in a trolley-oar
accident at Providence, R. I.
The Republican convention hall at
Phiadelphia wlil seat 16,000 people.
Boers have torn np 24 miles of rail
road between Pretoria and Kroonstad.
Tacoma will have a captured Span
ish cannon for use in its Fourth of July
Boers captured a British battalion
of 500 men at Roodeval, severing Rob
erts' line of communication.
Philippine rebels aim to follow the
tactics of the Cuban rebels during the
war of the latter against Spian.
The steamer City of Seattle, which
arrived at Seattle from Alaska, brought
220 Klondikers and $500,000 in gold.
Senator Clark was given a great ova
tion at Butte, Mont. He made a
speech denouncing his enemies as per
jurers. Documents siezed in the Philippines
indicate that in a rebel plot for an up
rising in Manila, women were to take
Chinese minister in London says it
is i.bsurd that the powers should believe
the empress dowager is aiding the Box
May shipments of coal from Seattle
to San Francisco by water amounted to
20,000 tons, or half of the total amount
of coal received at that port during
As a result of a week s scouting in
the Philippines, more than 200 in
surgents were killed and 160 captured,
while 140 rifles, v:ith ammunition and
stores were seized.
Two five-story brick buildings, owned
by Geo. E. Ketcham, on West avenue,
New York, containng 125,000 bushels
of grain, were destroyed by fire, caus
ing a loss of $140,000.
In the preliminary examination of
L. L. Cook, charged with the murder
of James Collins at Arlington, Or., a
physilcian testified that Collins could
easily have been saved.
It is estimated that during the past
month various railroad corporations
have placed orders for 20,000,000 to 30,-
000,000 feet of Washington fir, mainly
in bridge timbers, dock stuffs and ties.
The clean-up of gold in the Klon
dike this season will be $20,000,000 to
$25,000,000, according to the estimates
of well-known miners arriving from
the Klondike. The Spring work is
well along in the district, the only
drawback being the scarcity of water,
This fact, it is said, will result in de
laving the clean-up until late in the
Russia and Japan may come to wax
as a result of the Boxers movement.
General Pio del Pilar, the Filipino
leader, was captured by Americans six
miles east of Manila.
Two men were instantly killed and
eight seriously injured by the explosion
of a boiler at a brick works at Annis
The Boxer movement is spreading
throughout China. Russia gives notice
that if the powers do not act she will
go it alone.
An explosion, caused by mining
fuses at the customs department, at
Oporto, Portugal, killed two persons
and injured 13.
Harry Dekker, a well known pro
moter of Western railroad properties,
shot and killed himself in his apart
ments at New York Citv.
One man was killed and four hurt
by the falling of a freight elevator in
the Nichols & Shepherd Implement
building at Kansas City.
A fire in the oil refining and salt
peter district of Hamburg, Germany,
destroyed property to the value of
4,000,000 marks, including many
A tannery owned by Fayette, Shaw
& Co., at Miller, Wis., wad destroyed
by fire, causing a loss of $100,000.
Nine hundred men were thrown out ol
The investigation of the affairs of
Adolph A. Kuhn, junior member of the
firm of Kuhn Bros., brokers, of Chi
cago, snows he has left a shortage xf
The president has approved the find
ings and sentence in the case of Cap
tain Deining, of Buffalo, assistant com
missary of subsistence, U. S. V., tried
at San Francisco on a charge of forgery
and embezzling public funds.
Alexander Stevenson, a line repairer
of the Utah Electric Light & Power
Company, of Salt Lake, was instantly
killed by electricity on Third South
and Main streets. He went up a pole
to do some work, and took hold of a
live wire. His body hung suspended
in the network of wires in the presence
of hundreds of people.
In Japan a new law just put into op
eration forbids smoking by persons un
der 20 years old, and also forbids the
selling of tobacco or other smoking
material to youths of this age. Fines
are provided for the smoker and for
whoever sells to him the stuff. The
law provides also foi fining the parents
of such youthful smokers, because they
di'j not teach their offspring better
An American water hyacinth which
is not infrequently an obstrution to na
vigation in southern rivers has been
successfully killed on the Melpomene
canal, New Orleans, by a chemical
A license to sell intoxicants was
given to a man in Benton, Ky., with
the proviso that no one should be al
lowed to "treat" in his barroom, and
that every patron mast pay for his own
CAPTURE OF PILAR
Real Filipino Leader
HE WAS CAUGHT NEAR MANILA
;rT Stand of 31 Americans Against
600 Insurgents at
Manila, June 11. General Pio del
filar, the Filipino leader, has been cap
tured near Manila.
Brave Stand at Catubig.
Washington, June 11. Perhaps the
most thrilling and picturesque incident
of the entire Philippine war occurred
st Catubig, on the island of Samar,
where, April 15 last, a party of 31 en
listed men of company K, Forty-third
volunteers, held at bay a lorce of some
600 insurgents during four days of fierce
fighting, reinforcements arriving just
in the nick of time. The war depart
ment has received reports from Captain
H. M. Day, of the Forty-third volunteer
infantry, and First Lieutenant J. T.
Sweeney, of that regiment, who com
manded the rescue party, giving all the
details of the attack, siege and the
According to the reports the attack
on the garrison at Catubig began with
out warning, Sunday morning, April
15. From the hills on all sides, from
very point of vantage in the town and
irom a deserted church directly adjoin
ing came a rifle and cannon fire of ter
rible intensity. Tuesday morning,
band fu Is of burning hemp were thrown
Into the barracks from the insurgents
in the church and soon the soldiers'
refuge was on fire. All efforts to sub
due the fire failed, and, finally, the lit
tle band, made a dash for the river
bank. Some were killed before the
Dank was reached, others fell dead in
a boat in which it was intended to
make the opposite shore, and when a
trench was finally dug with bayonets,
only 16 of the 31 were left to man it.
Here, for two more days, Corporal Car
son, handling his men with the judg
ment of a veteran, held out under a
terrible fire until the arrival of Lieu
tenant Sweeney's command, which had
been ordered to supplement the garri
son at Catubig, and which was on its
way up the river on the steamer Lao
Aug. Not until within a quarter of a
mile of Catubig, says Lieutenant
Sweeney, in his report, did they hear
the noise of the engagement. Then he
realized that he and his men were sore
ly needed and he ordered the captain
of the steamer to run his boat at top
speed. The Lao Aug steamed up to
Catubig under a rain of Mauser bullets
from both shores. The small boats
were lowered, a landing effected, and
the rescuers fought their way through
the open to their comrades in the
trenches, buried the dead within reach,
brought back to the boat the besieged
party, numbering now only 13 men,
and then steamed down the river.
The Ashantee War.
London, June 11. According to a
dispatch to the Daily Mail from Accra,
dated June 8, a native rumor is in
circulation that Sir Frederick
Mitchell Hodson, governor of Gold
Coast colony, made a sortie from Kum
assie, where he had been besieged by
the Ashantees, but was forced to retire
and ultimately to surrender. Mail ad
vices from Accra, dated May 17, say:
Fifty thousand Ashantees are in arms
and the insurrection is spreading. It
is impossible for white men to go into
the interior successfully during
Negotiations Are Off.
St. Louis, June 7. Negotiations be
tween the strikers and the St. Louis
Transit Company, looking to a settle
ment of the strike, are off for the pres
ent, and probably will not be resumed
intil the strikers agree not to demand
the discharge of the men now in 'he
employ of the company in ordei that
they may regain the positions they gave
up when the strike was declared.
Explosion in a Mine.
Gloucester, O.. June 11. Two hun
dred miners were imprisoned at 7 A.
M. today by an explosion of gas in
mine No. 2. It was thought at first
that the loss of life would be very
large, but the work of the rescuers was
carried on so energetically and success
fully that all were rescued an saved
by tonight except three, who were
American Stork for Japan.
San Francisco, June 8. Japan is
seeking American and European cattle
to intrdouce among native heids and
improve the general stock on the is
lands. Four Japanese government offi
cials, specially commisioned to select
and purchase fine stock, have arrived
here. They will inspect the herds of
this state before going East and to
Europe. They propose to get the best
grades of breeding stock known.
Mississippi River Boat Sunk.
New Orleans, June 11. The river
boat T. P. Leathers sank yesterday at
Bouger's Landing, 25 miles above New
Orleans. The loss is $37,000. There
were 70 persons aboard, all of whom
reached the shore safely in lifeboats.
Admits Killing Uorton.
Skagway, June 11. The trial of the
12 Indians charged with murdering
Bert Horton and his young wife, from
Eugene, Or., on Lynn canal, 35 miles,
Iroru Skagway, last October, was begun
city yesterday, Judge Melville Browne,
recently from Wyoming, on the bench.
Only one of the Indians has pleaded.
He is Jim Hansey, who first confessed
that he killed Horton. In pleading he
said: "I killed the man; I did nof
murder the woman."
OOM PAUL TALKS.
Correspondent Found Him in a Car at
London, June 11. The exeutive
offices of the Transvaal government are
in a railway car, which is shunted on
a switch at Maehadodorp. President
Kruger caused the interior of the coach
to be reconstructed some time ago,
with a view to contingencies that have
now arrived. A correspondent of the
Daily Express, who went from Lou
renco Marques to see President Kruger,
was received yesterday. The presi
dent sat smoking a long pipe. He
looked worried, but his bearing itself
waB quiet and determined. He did
not make the least objection to being
interviewed. The correspondent was
equipped for the interview by cables
"Yes," said President Kruger, "it
is quite true that the British have oc
cupied Pretoria. This, however, does
not end the war. The burghers are
fully determined to fight to the last.
They will never surrender so long as
500 armed men remain in the country.
I feel encouraged by the fine work
Steyn and Dewet are doing im the Free
The correspondent suggested that the
war was over, inasmuch as the capital
had been taken.
"The capital," exclaimed President
Kruger, with energy, "what is a capi
tal? It does not consist of any particu
lar collection of bricks and mortar.
The capital of the republic, the seat of
the government, is here in this car.
There is no magic about any special
site. Our country is invaded, it is
true, but it is not conquered. The
fjovernment is still effective."
Referring to the reason why he left
Pretoria, President Kruger said:
"I was not foolish enough to be
taken prisoner. I provided this means
of locomotion precisely for the same
reason as our burghers supply them
selves with horses when they take the
field. It is necessary that I should be
able to move quickly from place to
place. That is all. Bye and bye this
i car will take me back to Pretoria. For
the present, it enables me to keep
away from Pretoria, where I could be
ot no sevrice ana where 1 should only
play into the hands of the enemy."
RUSSIA WANTS MORE MONEY
In Need of More Cash to Complete the
New York, June 11. The advices
from London that M. Rothstein, a well
known financier of St. Petersburg,
would soon arrive in this country, with
a view to looking over the situation
here as an agent of his government and
determining whether or not a large
Russian loan could be floated in the
United States, are said by leading for
eign bankers in this city to be accurate.
Whether or not M. Rothstein shall
ultimately be successful in his mission,
however, it is not believed by promi
nent local financiers that he will be
able to place a loan of any magnitude
in the United States for the next few
months, until the presidential campaign
shall be ended.
It may be remembered that in Feb'
ruary of this year, the Russian imper
ial government negotiated a loan of
$15,000,000 with a syndicate of New
York banks, trust companies an insur
ance companies. In exchange for
their money the syndicate receive four
per cent bonds, guaranteed principal
and interest by the Russian govern
ment and secured by a first mortgage
on the Wladikawkos railway system.
The loan now sought is also for rail
way construction, according to a Wall
street man intetrested in the February
operation, who said:
"M. Kothstein, president of the Rus
sian Imperial Bank of St. Petersburg,
and one of the government's trusted
agents is, I have been informed, com
ing here to get money for the Russian
trans-Caucasian railway. This is one of
the longest roads in the world and is
not completed by any means. Money
is needed. M. Rothstein is coming
from London here, and is going to
Washington to see the Russian minis
ter, through whom all negotiations are
to be made."
The London report also said that a
large Russo-American bank might be
established here as an outcome of M.
Rotbstein's visit, but this is regarded
by high authorities here as exceedingly
Plague In Brazil.
New York, June 9. A dispatch to
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 88 cases in which 26 have
The South Atlantic squadron, nnder
command of Rear-Admiral Schley, has
been ordered to sail for Montevideo.
Fire in Baker City.
Baker City, Or., June 11. At 10
o'clock this morning Carter & Miller's
slaughter house was burned to the
ground. The buildings are a complete
loss; value, $600. Large stocks of
hides were oil hand and are partly dam
aged. No insurance. One of the em
ployes was burning offall, and a strong
wind which sprung up is supposed to
have carried sparks into the dry build
ings. The entire loss is about $1,000.
Labor is paid three cents for produc
ing 144 boxes of matches. Labor buy
these matches back and pays $1.44.
Volcano Conies to Life.
San Francisco, June 11. Captain O.
J. Storrs, of the transport Leelanaw,
reports that a volcano in the South
seas, which has been quiet for many
years, has again resumed action. The
volcano is located on the Dedicas rooks,
Babuyan islands, near where the cruis
er Charleston was lost. The Leelanaw
passed within three miles of the rocks,
and clouds of steam were observed com
ing from the orater. The waters about
the islands were also troubled.
A BLOODY SUNDAY
Half a Dozen St. Louis Strik
ers Shot Down.
DEPUTY SHERIFFS DID SHOOTING
Several Outbreaks in Various Parts u'
the City -Militia Is Being
Prepared for Action.
St. Iiouis, June 12. The day just
ended has been one of the most event
ful and bloody since the great strike on
the St. Louis Transit began more than
a month ago. There were numerous
encounters between strikers and other
individuals and the constituted author
ites, resulting in four deaths and the
wounding of five or more persons,
mostly strikers. The dead are:
C. Edward Thomas, striking con
ductor on the Choteau avenue line;
shot in breast by deputy sheriff; died
on the way to hospital.
George Rine, striking motorman on
Delinar avenue line; shot in abdomen
by deputy sheriff; died at city hospital.
Fred Boehm, aged citizen, shot and
instantly killed while standing in his
front yard by deputy sheriff.
Ed Burkhardt, striking conductor on
Delmar avenue line; shot in head; may
The day was quiet until this after
noon, when the police were taken off a
number of Htreet car lines for the pur
pose of giving them a rest and to test
the ability of the Transit Company to
operate without friction.
The most serious trouble broke out
between 6 and 7 o'clock in front of the
six-story building on Washington ave
nue, between Broadway and Sixth
streets, occupied by the sheriff's posse
comitatus as a barracks and head
quarters. Several hundred strikers
nao gone to n,ast St. iiouis earlier in
the day to attend a picnic given for
their benefit, and toward evening began
returning home. The trouble was pre
cipated when 150 strikers in uniform
and headed by a drum corps, came west
on Washington avenue. In their caps,
some of them had cards bearing these
words: "Union or nothing; liberty or
Just as they were passing the bar
racks, a car of the Park avenue division
was going west. A number of the
men broke from the line and rushed for
the car which was without the usual
police guard. A brick was thrown
through the car window and a shot was
fired by somebody not known.
At the first intimation of trouble the
sheriff's posse swarmed from the build
ing and surrounded the crowd of strik
ers, calling on them to disperse. Other
shots were fired. Then several depu
ties turned loose theii repeating shot
guns, loaded with buckshot. As far as
can be learned only four men in the
strikers' ranks were hit. Not a deputy
Under the command of Colonel Cav-
ender, the deputies arrested 20 of the
strikers and took them into the barracks,
where they were searched. Three re
vol vers and a number of pocket knives
were secured, and the prisoners were
taken to the Four courts, where they
were locked up pending an investiga
tion. The remainder of the strikers
fled, followed by a squad of mounted
police that had been summoned. They
dispersed without further trouble.
CHINA GETS WORSE.
Foreigners in Peking; Are Under
Arms to Fight.
Tien Tsin, June 12. The special
train that went to examine the line
and reconnoiter returned last night
The railway was found clear two miles
beyond Yang Tsuh. The engineers,
with tne guards, walked a mile and a
half further. They found the ties and
two bridges burned, and the railway
The first repair train, with Admiral
Seymour and his staff, 650 British,
Captain McCalla's 100 Americans, 40
Italians and 25 Austrians. left this
morning at 9:30. A Hotchkiss and
other guns were mounted in the center
of the train. A second train left at 11
o'clock, with 600 British, Japanese,
Russian and French troops. Repairing
matter and new rails were taken along.
There are 31 foreign war vessels at
Taku. A message from Peking to the
admirals asserts that the situation is
hourly growing more dangerous for for
eigners. All those at Peking have
taken refuge in Legation street. The
civil males are under arms to fight with
the regulars, if necessary. The ap
proaches to Legation street are sur
rounded by howling mobs of undis
ciplined soldiery, with cannon and
bayonets. The international guard
were holding off the mob, which
screamed insults and threats.
To Prospect Siberian Coast.
San Francisco, June 12. The Rus
sian syndicate headed by Count Charles
Bogdanovitch, that is to prospect the
Siberian coast for gold, sailed for the
frozen north on the chartered steamer
Samoa today. There are about 40 in
the party, all told, among them being
27 miners, headed by H. Roberts, of
Comstock fame. Paul de Lamschkaff-
sky also accompanies Count Bogdano
;itch. He was formerly a Russian
mail agent, and knows every bay anr
inlet on the Siberian coast. The vessel
cleared for Alexander bay, and will be
gone about six months.
Railway Nearly Destroyed.
London, June 12. General Fores
tier Walker wires to the war office
from Cape Town, under today's date as
follows: "Information received from
natives early yesterday reports the en
emy in three columns near Honing
Spruit. The railway has been almost
completely destroyed between America
PLANS FOR CARNAGE
Disclosed by Sundry Filipino Does
Manila, June 13. The great store of
Insurgent documents discovered by
General Funston, together with the in
teresting papers which Captain Smith
found in the possession of General Pan
taleon Garcia, throw interesting side
lights upon the Filipino government
Most important of the lot is Agrinaldo's
plan for the uprising of Manila, which
was drawn by him at Malolos, is in his
own handwriting in Tagalog language,
and bears the date January 9, 1899.
Pinned to the document was a transla
tion into Spanish done in the hand of
Buencamino. Aguinaldo's order was
addressed to his "valiant sandatihans"
or bolo men. When the word for the
uprising was given they were to slay
all American soldiers in Manila. The
inhabitants were to repair to the house
tops, whence they were to hurl down
upon the insurgents heavy furniture
and any iron implements they might
have, heated red hot. They were also
to have ready in their houses hot water,
which was to be thrown upon passing
soldiers, or squirted at them from bam
boo syringes. The women and children
were exhorted to help in preparing the
water and boiling oil, which they were
to pass out to the men for use. After
ward the bolo men were to run through
the streets slashing Americans wher
ever they met them. They were in
structed not to stop to pick up the guns
of the soldiers they killed, those could
be collected afterward. The bolo men
were warned to restrain themselves
from the temptation to looting, be
cause, as Aguiualdo explained, he was
particular desirous to make good in the
eyes of foreign nations his assertions
that the Filipinos were disciplined and
civilized people. Particular injunc
tions were given for protecting the
banks, even the Spanish bank.
MAY GET A NEW TRIAL.
Man and Woman Now Serving Life Sen
tences for Murder.
Topeka, Kan., June 13. The supreme
court has reopened the celebrated mur
der cases of George Dobbs and Mrs.
Amelia New, now serving life sentence
in the Lansing penitentiary for the
murder, near Eureka, in 1897, of
Joseph New, the woman's husband.
The court has granted a writ of coram
nobis, which is, in effect, an order to
the district court to hear the applica
tion for a new trial, which the lower
court had refused.
Dobbs and Mrs. New were convicted
two years ago. The theory was that
they were in love, and conspired to get
rid of Aew, so they might marry.
After they had been in the penitentiary
for some time, Alvin Ballard, sent up
for horse stealing, asserted that he
could prove that Dobbs and Mrs. New
were innocent. Ballard said Frank
Allgood, now in the penitentiary for
forgery, William Turner and he were
the real murderers. Ballard told the
story in detail, saying he belonged to a
robber band organized by Allgood, and
told the officers where they could find
many stolen horses and vehicles. Bal
lard was taken from the penitentiary
to verify his assertions, and aided the
officers in recovering much stolen prop
erty. On the strength of this evidence,
application for a hearing in the cases
of Dobbs and Mrs. New was made be
fore the district court of Greenwood
county, where they weie convicted, but
the motion was refused. Now that the
supieme court has overruled the lower
courts' decision, the motion for a new
trial will be heard at once.
St. Louis Car Men Will Spend SI 00,000
to Equip an Elaborate 'Bus System.
St. Louis, June 13. The Central
Trades and Labor Union proposes to
establish a bus line in St. Louis, to
compete with and run parallel to the
lines of the St. Louis Transit Company,
on which there is a strike, to be oper
ated by union men. At a meeting at
Walhalla hall last night, the hrst step
was taken toward this end iy the
adoption of a resolution to raise at
least $100,000 to purchase and equip
the necessarv bus system.
From the resolution adopted and the
declarations of the speakers, hence
forth the policy will be to win the
strike, if possible, on the basis of a
general boycott, which in all of its
ramifications is to reach to almost
every industry in the city. The fare
on a bus for a distance equal to that
traversed by the street-car line will be
Monday opened quiet, after a reign
of terror. With one exception, all the
street-car lines are in operation.
A revise list of casualties makes the
list of dead three, fatally wounded
one, and 10 wounded.
W. D. Mahon, president of the Na
tional Association of Amalgamated
Street Railway Employes, has tele
graphed President Goinpers that street
car men returning from a picnic Sun
day evening, peacefully and unarmed.
were fired upon by the sheriff's posse
and shot down like dogs.
London, June 12. The Daily Ex
press has the following dispatch, dated
Saturday from Prashu: 'lhe British
relief force is now half way to Kumas-
sie. The road is partly under water.
Many of the carriers have deserted, and
before advancing further the relief col
umn must await carriers from Sierra
Leone with stores."
Plague in Australia.
Adelaide, South Australia, June 13.
A total of 23 deaths from the bubonic
plague is officially reported from Rock-
hampton, Queensland. Two fresh cases
are reported here, one 01 wnicn nas
British Occupied Kooinatiport.
Lourenco Marques, June 12. It is
reported that the British have occupied
Kooinatiport, after fighting. President
Kruger is said to have a large quantity
of personal valuables with him.
CAPTURED BY BOERS
Another British Battalion ia
ROBERTS' COMMUNICATION CUT
Disaster to the Derbyshire Refitment
in the Engagement at
London, June 13. Lieutenant-Gen-iral
Sir, Frederick Forestier-Walker,
in command of the lines of communi
nation in South Africa, reports that ia
the disaster to the British troops on
June 7, at Roodeval, where the Boers
;ut Roberts' line of communication,
che Fourth battalion of the rank and
tile of the Derbyshire regiment were
ill killed, wounded or made prisoners,
sxcept six enlisted men. Two officers
ind 15 mei -re killed and five officers
ind 72 men wounded, many of them
severely. The Boers returned the
wounded to the British. Officers killed
svere: Lieutenant-Colonel Baird-Doug-ass
and Lieutenant Hawley. The
wounded included Colonel Wilkinson
tnd Lieutenant Blanchard, of the Cana
dian infantry. Forestier-Walker's dis
patch in full is as follows:
"Cape Town, June 13. The follow
ing telegram has been received from
Oolouel Knox: 'Kroonstad The fol
lowing casualties are reported from
Roodeval, under date of Rhenoster
river, June 8, received here by flag ol
truce on June 10: The Fourth bat
talion of the Derbyshire regiment, the
Sherwood Foresters: Killed, Lieuten
ant Baird-Douglass and Lieutenant
Hawley and 15 of the rank and file;
wounded, Colonel Wilkinson, Captain
Bailey, Lieutenants Hall, Lawder and
Blanchard, and 50 of the rank and file;
the Shropshire light infantry, one;
Cape Pioneer Railroad regiment, seven;
Ammunition Park, Royal marines and
Imperial Telegaphs, one each; Post-
office corps, one.'
Stoneham reports that many were
severely wounded and the remaining
fourth of the Derbyshire and details
are prisoners, except six of the rank
and file, who are in his camp. All the
wounded are in his camp, lately occu
pied by the Fourth Derby shires. In
quiries are being made as to the
It is inferred the Boeni captured over
500 men, and as late as June 10, held
positions cutting off the British forces
north of Kroonstad from reinforce
ments. APPEALS TO THE POWERS.
The Imprisoned Chinese Emperor Begs
for His Relief.
London, June 13. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Daily Express, tele
graphing yesterday says:
"Weng Tung Ho, Emperor Kwang
Hen's tutor and- confidant, who was
dismissed by the dowager empress after
the coup d'etat in 1898, sends, with
the special sanction of the emperor and
his party, including three viceroys, a
message to the people of the West. It
is in part as follows:
" 'His majesty is convinced through
ample trustworthy sources, that the
loyal support of many scores of mil
lions of the Chinese will be accorded to
his proposals for putting an end to the
state of anarchy brought about by the
action of the Empress Hsi Tsi. The
government of China being virtually
ncn-existent, the emperor proposes that
the foreign powers, whose troops dom
inate the capital, shall remove his im
perial person from the palace, -rn which
his majesty is confined a prisoner;
shall declare Empress Hsi Tsi and her
present ministers to be usurpers, and
shall bring Emperor Kwang Sn to Nan
kin, Wu Chang or Shanghai, which
ever the said foreign powers deem to
be the most suitable situation for the
new capital of the Chinese empire un
der the new conditions. It is proposed
by his majesty and his advisers that
the foreign powers should declare a
joint protectorate and undertake the
task of governing the country through
1 'The message suggests that the pro
tectorate should abolish certain boards
in iVkin, appoint new ministers, abol
ish the existing so-called army, estab
lish a gendarmerie under foreign offi
cers, take control of the customs, posts
and telegraphs and work them through
Chinese officials, establish uniform
currency, readjust taxation and insure
the freedom of religion.
Spokane, Wash., June 13. O. B.
Masterson, a young business man oi
Rathdrum, Idaho, eloped this morning
with Clara, the youngest daughter oi
W. A. Hart, a wealthy banker of that
city. The young couple, accompanied
by a party of friends and Probate
Judge Brady, took the North Coast
Limited of the Norhern Pacific at Rath
drum. The train was late, and, soon
after leaving the station started at a
62-mile gait. The wedding party hur
ried to the observation car, where Judge
Brady quickly pronounced the words
which made the couple man and wife.
Rathdrum is but seven miles east of the
Washington state line, so there could
be no delay, as the judges' jurisdiction
extended only to the county line. He
spoke the final words just in time as
the train was in Washington before the
congratulations could be spoken.
Cave In at the United Verde.
Jerome, Ariz., June 13. This morn
ing aliout 1 o'clock there was a serious
cave in on the 500-foot level of the
United Verde mine, in which John
Gray, of Salt Lake, and Jed Torreno
lost their lives, and Robert Northers,
of London, was slightly injured.
James Meickle, a laborer, had his arm
and thigh broken, and received internal
injuries which are likely to prove fatal.
The accident occurred in what was
supposed to be the safest place in the