FROM PRINTERS LNK. VOL, XXHL--NO. 236. FREDERICK, MARYLAND. TUESDAY. JULY 24, 1900. 30 CENTS A MOMH. -Ur. on Tftinof. m so AT. tbe BOCI . : for foilrt. Uxih. and Jr}'.Â»nomc rrwiijr with rc-rinntA Uiatmmi, Je eivat Â»km cur* ami t*"^^*^ Â°f eroollietxta. THE HOBOUE* ttOLOCALST. Cam..- Â«t cb- Firr- \Â«t l.ikÂ«-ir to New York. July il. -- Gusca\ Schwab, manager for Hermaa O^trn-hi Co.. ag^a-s of Â».fa* Nonh Gerrsas I-loyd Sceamsb'p company. yÂ«rsrerday taiued a long report of an official investigation into the fire of JunÂ»- 30 at the piers in Hobokec. made by ex-Kire Chief Hugh Bonner, formerly of tie New York fit* department, aad James Mitchell, formerly flr* marshal in New York. The nre. it was learned, started a few minutes before 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Several 'Ion ^horemen in charge of a foreman were 'Â»~?inning to carry -otton from a !!gh' ", when one of them discovered that o- Â· of the bales tvas on fire. This bale as i.-n- The President Will Mediate Between China a^d ili* Powers, CHINESE STATEMENTS CSEDITED. Oar Uavrrnnri Fan-Ism Â«!Â·! Sufo. \VhllÂ«- K Brlie-it- Tfary Â·tea That tkÂ«- | K INrkiÂ« Arc i Â·rmm*mt* ^ BÂ«-Â«-t Mauarrvd. mediately thrown into the In- ^i i*. t j i Â» t . Â» - a LL i i _ in?, burning palriu inrt pxinfal j. thit unt ni'jht trtatmmt IS wonderful. .EBERTAjSONS, Leaders in Low Prices. jam Xowen. toÂ«tt nuike. 12. 14, 16 inehw. WMh Brtuhu*. for f*n*Â« work. *c a lOe Â»plecÂ». tep Ltddtn. *5e. Me Â«nd Â«0c pleeÂ«. Â·ee Cream FreÂ«tÂ«n. 4 Qoarts, Â»1.85 Â»rlee8. tereÂ«n Dion, complete with hlnie* mnd -eens, 7Oc Â«ad npward. vlndow Screens, 15c and opwud. Trind StonM. bwt make. $1.10 pec 100 unds. 'Â·rnlsh Suin. iplnt emn. lOe; Pint can. :: quart can. 33c: one coat sufficient to ke old fornltnre look tike new. taamel Top Dressing, make* old bueer tops k like new. 2Sc pint. ill Shades Ready-Mixed Paint. 1 pound nÂ«. 9c Â»nd lOe can. ECeatlr Mixed Red and Brown Paint for rn?. Jtc.. 85c eÂ»llo3.. "Jraphtte Paint for Roof.'. 95c caljpn. L!"I other shades 8es3y-3!!z~! PS'T;*? per ai-n. from 99e tÂ» tl.30. accocdlne to shade. A.11 M'led Paints sold by us eroncd in our Â·2 .u.ll Puritr absolutely guaranteed. BUGGIES, (onr own make.) S55.OO to S75.OO. STICK WAGONS, (our own make.) S3O.OO to S35.OO. DAYTON~WAGONS, (our own mace.) $55 to $65. in sted Buggy Wheels, $3.00 pÂ«r Set an* upward. Carriage Poles, $4 00 apiaca *nd upward. We c.ir-y the largest Htock of .FENCING IKE A N D POm/THY WISE that can bÂ« and in the city. WÂ« iOliclt a call. READ THIS! nart Porcelain Kettle 33c quart Porcelain Kettle 88c ep ladders, 5 feet 65c .ted Table Spoons per dozen SOc tod Tea Spoons per dozen loc on Frame Glotb.es Wringers fl.25 ood Frame Clothes Wringers--11.?5 guarantee Clothea Wringer .$3.50 inch Lawn Mower $3.25 OOD CHOPPERS $1.25 ike Spoons 5c :, Oftke and Paring Knives..loc set Cretin Freezer, 4 quart $1.75 3ST AXLE GREASE, i ,,-, in 5-ponnd tin bncket J , azolen Furniture Polish 15c LUOAS 'i ,. ,,- __,,,,_ dBE PAINT j *I.2ogaUon cas Floor Stain 24cpint Family Paint SOc pint DOK STOVE i Â». FRUIT DBTEB f *^' inch Butcher Knife 20c jar's Soap lie case d jnstable Slaw Gutter 25c LG.QUYNNCO. HARDWARE. PAINTS. BAM IRON. ETC. I C. t*atriÂ«k StrÂ»Â»t. telephone 226. JOHN N. CLARY, REAL ESTAtE AGENT. FOB SALE. LSI.-- A SnÂ« farm of 453 acres, aeir btdld- 2j. ritaated near Hood's 31111s. 2nd.-- A floe farm of 195 acres. 14-room isse, situated on liberty pike. 16 miles west Baltimore- Â»rd--- TwÂ«rtoiT brick dwelliar.Srooms and ,11. So. 595. Fourth St. tth.-- A frame dwelling, 6 rooms, . A Â£i*Â»uMa*s*lroiÂ«nT situated about Â·lies from Frederick. Jth.--T*ro brick dwellings. Nos. 15 and 17 'est ISdrd Street, rth.-FredÂ«rick * Xiddletown Railroad ock, Ee* with f. G. Thomas Son. Â«nÂ«ral la aarance Af eat*. 2O West Patrick Street. Frederick. Md. THE KEELEY CUREI DrfMk urf DivÂ« AMtoftwn. THE KEELEY IHSTITUTE, SIX M . CMPftal 8U WMatefftra. D. C. tote tta DteMtt of Â·4M1T RNEST INSURANCE, to be oa fire, and an alarm wa. given. [ The fire spread \vlth lightning rapid- j ity. Messrs. Bonnpr and Mitchell con- j dud? that the t-au;e of thÂ» flre is not likely to be ever satisfactorily ascertained or established. In the report no blame is li:id upon any one connected w i t h the management. On the contrary. I'apt. Mueller, the superintendent, is commended for his efforts In savtn^ the vessel? of the company and the liv*s of its employes. Dnr t*nrrii-lii- Out on Ball. Honesdale. Pa.. July :M. -- Alton Scisco. agwl 12 ypurs. who has been in lail since July 13 charged with shooting his father, was released yesterday in $500 bail. Ou July 10 Oscar Scisco was shot and instantly killed by the !ad in defense of his mother, whom the man was beating at the time. Drovrnfd AVlilli- Bathing- Chester, Pa..Jui 24.--Thomas Bradsbury, the electrician at the Tidewater Steel company's works, was drowned yesterday while bathing at the company's pier in the Delaware river. His dome is.in Kingston, Pa. He was 26 years of age and unmarried. The body was recovered. Dt-Ieat for Coloiubmn Rebel*. Caracas, Venezuela, July 24.--In, consequence of the last defeats sustained by the rebels the Colombian revolution is now considered lost. The government forces have again occupied Bucaramanga and Cucuta after a bloody battle, in which many prisoners were captured. ACTS GENTLY ON THE KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS at ANSES THE 5YSTEM ,,!^ EFFECTUALLY Dr. ANY HEADACHE Will yield to the soothing influences of that marvelous little remedy, Dr. James 1 Headache Powders Act directly on the nerves -- not to stupefy them, but to soothe and strengthen them. harzilera. At all Drug Stores. 4 doses 1O cents. Cere Where OthÂ«rs fail. Sold by Albert L. Pearre Washington. Juy 24.--Tbe president has Isseesed to the appeal of the Chinese s-nernnient as transmitted through Minister \Vu, and has signified t h e luiperihl go\ eminent and the pow- t~~s. but only upon condition* which !irM must t*Â» mn by :he Chinese government. The exai-t nature of the terms propose.! by the state department cannot be stated until thiss evening, when it is expected that publication will be made of the text of tbe Chinese appeal and of the president'-s answer. It is known, however, that the answer is entirely consistent with the statement of principles laid down by Secretary Hay in his identical note to the powers, and moreover it accepts as t r u t h f u l the Chinese statements relative to the safety of the foreign ministers at Pekin. The UniiM States' answer does not go to the length of the French answer to a similar appeal in laying down conditions which the Chinese government could not meet, even if so disposed, if it actually is struggling for its own existence. It does, however, look to | the iniiuÂ»?uiate relict ot the foreign ministers in Pokia. and moreover to tbe protection of all foreigners, missionaries and traders in China, and to the restoration" of order. With that much accomplished, the state department feels that it can properly approach the powers, with the Chinese propositions for a settlement for what has occurred. The Chinese appeal came to Secretary Hay Sunday through Mr. Wu. The secretary promptly telegraphed it to the president at Canton, and after taking a full day for its consideration the president's answer came yesterday afternoon. The imperial edict made public yesterday at the state department shows that i!ie imperial government already has taken the first steps toward doing what the United States government requires as the principal condition for the exercise of its good offices, in enjoining the viceroys, magistrates and leading men to stop the disorders and protect foreigners. Our government ill await the result of this before proceeding further. It is expected that adverse criticism upon the action of the state department in this matter will be heard from Europe, where the governments are acting upon the belief that all of the foreign ministers in Pekin bave perished, but our government nevertheless regards its course as the correct one. All of the European governments have answered Secretary Hay's note reciting the Conger message, and all of them, in terms polite and diplomatic, express utter incredulity in the authenticity of the Conger message. Consul General Goodnow. himself a man of good judgment, also cabled a warning to Secretary Hay against the acceptance of th message without confirmation. But the state department has fully considered the message in all cf its aspects, has carefully weighed the numerous objections and suspicions put forth fcÂ°re and in Europe, and without guaranteeing tbe authenticity of the message feels it to be a matter of prime duty to act upon the theory that it is genuine. The dispatch from Mr. Goodnow, con- scl general at Shanghai, dated yesterday, says that Prince Tnan wires that an officer of the tsung-li-yamen saw all the. ministers on the 18th; that none was injured and that no attack was at that time being made. He does not say to whom the dispatch of Prince Tuan was addressed, and It is to a certain extent at variance with the dispatch of Mr. Conger of that date, describing the legation as being under fire at that time. After mature consideration the officials of the state department have come to the conclusion that by a telegraphic error the name of the informant of Consul General Goodnow has been turned into "Tnan" from "Yuan." The latter is the famous Yuan Shih Kai. the governor of the province of Shan Tung. HP had always maintained an attitu-ie of neutrality, and even has leaned toward positive friendship for the foreigners. LANDING DOCK ON THE EARTH OF THE ARIEL NAVIGATION CO. I TUP it Ui Pi Oi Wi OTJEIS ATJj CASES OF 1MDI6EST10M, COISTIPATIOH, BDKET TiOOIUS, DIABETES iriBRiiHT'S DISEASE, lapÂ«r- TWO RKPOKFS VIA. LO.NDOX. One THIS of Minister** Smtftr Â«*Â»Â·! tbr O*bÂ«r of MÂ»Â»Â«Â«ere. London. July 24.--The Chinese minister. Sir Chih Chen TuO Feng Luh. has communicated to the press the following dispatch from Sheng. director general of Chinese railways and telegraphs and laorai ot Shanghai, dated Shanghai. July 23: "Information from Pekin dated July 18 says that the tsung-H-yamen deputed Won Jui, an nnder secretary of tbe department, to see the foreign ministers, and he found every one well, without any missing, the German minister eicepted. Gen. Ynng Lu is going to memoralize the throne to send them all under escort to Tien*Tsin. in tbe hope that tbe military operations will then be stopped." The Shanghai correspondent of Toe Daily Mail, telegraphing Jaly 23. says: A letter from a Chinese official ,'n Shan Tnng has been received by a native functionary here, containing the following passage: "At the beginning of the month the foreign missionaries (?) made several attempts to send messages out of Pekin. but thanks to the strict watch kept in tbe city, tbe bearers were all caught and executed. On the 4th inst. only 400 foreigners, much exhausted, were alive in Pekin, and one night, when the big guns were incessantly flred, it was known that all the legations and the foreigners "a-ere finished, although pretended telegrams contradict these farts." The St. Petersburg correspondent of The Daily Maii asserts tbat. there are Tb* Midway at tbsPsz-AizErlcss Hi position in Buffalo, In 1901, will be over lalf a mile long, giving a mile or more of frontage for the wonderful variety of novel entertainments there to be presented. It will outrival in interest and extent anything ever created in this line. It will include some of the best of standard attraction!, vastly improved and a strong array of new ones fresh from the fertile brain of the inventor and artificer. It will ba a display of ingenuity impossible to anticipate by any process of extravagant reasoning or guessing. Who bat a professional of coiuu have planned ' 'A Trip to the Moon?" The voyager ia directed to go aboard (he airship "Luna." moored at a convenient landing. It is night, and the heavens sparkle with a myriad of stars, when all is ready the cables are thrown off and the ship rises steadily to a height cf abont two miles. The air is clear, and yon can see the many lights on earth below. "We now pass eastward over Rochester. Albany and then southward over New York. The earth now falls rapidly behind. We are going at a terrific velocity, as noted by the resistance of the air which seems to blow hard in our faces. The earth becomes a large ball and the moon grow* larger. We are fait nearing tbe satellite, and soon find the ship moored to a landing in the moon. Guides receive us and show ns to the palace of the Man in the Moon. His Majesty receives the party, bidding them welcome and accords them the freedom of his domains We are then shown about the spleudld pUctt and through the street* of tbe Oity of the Moon. The ladiet are especially interested in the show windows of the Moon shops. The trip may be made with entire safety, and the return to earth leaves one with the remembrance of having passed through a wonderful experience. i M- :Â·Â·: 1 1 1 1 : i : i : -i Â·: : i r i :-:Â·; i Â·: H-H-I-I-I i-i- 1 I-H i I-M II-M 1 1 1 1 i-i-n * 1 1 1 1 i-i 1 1 1 ' i M-H-I 1 1 n 1 1- courcll of war. The minister of war, f Gen. Xourr-patlvin. wishes to send 100.000 men to clear the rebels out of Manchuria. On the other baud, accord- Ing to this correspondent. Emperor Nicholas wishes the operations limited to the defense and pacification, of the frontier districts. Let. two strong armies, one of the allies in the south and the other of the Russians in the north, confront the Chinese, and the rising--so the czar is said to argue-would be bound to collapse. "We want no conquests," he is reported to have declared at the conclusion of a sitting of the council. "What we desire is to protect our frontiers and to steer into smooth waters the Chiaese ship of state, now buffeted by the waves of civil war." THF- BOXERS* "SAtTlED EDICT." OEROMMO A SUMAC. Bloodthtmty Indian I'hSrf Craard by nix I.ORK CouOncoicnt. Vinita. I. T., July 24.--After a long period of imprisonment, which he endured more like a ferocious beast than like a human being. Geronimo, one of the mo:st bloodthirsty Indians that aver figured in history, has gone stark to Â·the Inttnniniatory Pouter* Aronae the Chlneae. New York, July 24.-- Rev. Dr. John Fox. of the American Bible Society, yesterday received a translation of one of the inflammatory posters nsed by the Boxers. This was forwarded by Rev. Dr. John R. Hykes. of Shanghai, who received it from Rev. Charles P. Gammon, of Tien Tsin, It is a sample : of many varieties, of which 200,000 copies were distributed in Tien Tsin City on July 4. Only the prompt arrival of foreign troops prevented a second Tien Tsin massacre. It is as follows: "Sacred edict- Issued by the Lord of Wealth and Happiness. "The 'Catholic and Protestant religions being insolent to the gods and extinguishing sanctity, rendering no obedience to Buddhism and enraging both heaven and earth, the rain clouds now no longer visit us, but 8,000.000 spirits soldiers will descend from heaven and sweep the empire clean of all foreigners. Then will the gentle showers once more water our lands. and when tbe tread of soldiers and the clash of steel are heard, heralding woes to all our people, then the Buddhists' Patriotic League of Boxers will be able to protect the empire and bring peace to all its people. "Hasten, then, to spread this doctrine far and wide, for if you gain one adherent of the faith, your own person will be absolved from all future misfortunes. If you gain five adherents to the faith, your whole famiiy will be absolved from all evils, and if you gain ten adherents to the faith your whole village will be absolved from all calamities. Those who gain no adherents to ?hÂ» ransc shall bÂ« ^"capi- tated. for until all foreigners have been exterminated the rain can never visit ns. Those who have been so unfortunate as to have drunk water from wells poisoned bv foreigners should at once mako nse of the following divine prescription, the ingredients of which are to be dÂ»xctei a\. Â·Â» swaHo-sred. when the poisoned pa-ients wjii recover: Dried black plums, half an once; soianum delcamara. half an ounce: encommia nlmoides. ha!f an ounce." CaptalÂ» Etnn* an Chin Â·Â·Â·Â· SifMtloa. St. Txwis. July 24.-- Capt. Robley D. Evans. T:. S. X., who has been at Hot Springs. Ark., for two months, passpd thiD-igh this r;ty yesterday ea route to Washington. Regarding the Chinese situation he said: "In mv estimation the great powers of the earth are facing ;he mosf oritira! situation that his arisen in modem history. The par*'- tion of thÂ« Chinese empire can only be prevented by the United States." Two More I'omntfrfrttrrx diced. Philadelphia, July 24.-- Secret Ser- vire Operative Burns yesterday arrested Edward Brvsnt. of raraden. who is said to be the companion of C. J. Hoffman. arrested Saturday night for coin- ins; ronntprfpit half dollars. Both Hoffman am! B r y a n t --.cr'' arraigned before United StatÂ«? Commissioner Craig yesterday and cornRiitted in default of $2,500 bail on the charge of counter- teitlntr "^rvtit '" ofrnÂ«C(1 of "flnsf- Declares the Filipino's Statement a Tissue of Falsehoods, GERONIMO. mad. He is a prisoner at Fort SHI, O. T. It cost the government a million dollars and hundreds of lives before he was safely behind iron bars. Deprived of his liberty as a punishment for bis crimes, he could not stand the confinement. For 14 years he had been a prisoner of war--the last ten at Fort Sill. For almost half a century he led a band of bloodthirsty Apaches on the warpath, ro the early settlers of tbe southwest he was a terror. GASOLINE LAUNCH EXPLODES. Mother and Son Killed and tbe Father Fntally Injnred. New Rochelle, N. Y.. July 24.--ThÂ» gasoline launch Sasco. owned by Alfred E. Crow, blew up in I^ons is! od Sound near here yesterday aflfrrv/on and killed Mrs. Crow and her 14-yfar- old son. Harold. Mr. Crow was so severely injured that it is thought he will not recover. The explosion was heard for several miles. The boat w;is torn to pieres. The launch was a T, r t foot craft, finely finished. Mr. Crow and his wife and young son went out in the launch to witness the Larchmont regatta. They were on thÂ°ir way home, and the launch was at its full speed. "When off the resident of C Oliver Iselin th- explosion ornrred The bodies of V.rs. Crow and the boy were fearfully mangled. Clifford Crow, the elder son, 17 years old. was out in ;he ia'infh with his father Kmr'ner in tnÂ° day. He sa"s the tanks had begun to leak, and his father stopped the leak with a soft plug. His theory is that d*pne this tbe boat, and that in some manner this ' took 8re. Mr. Crow is 40 years old. a wealthy resident of New Rocbelle i and a member of the yacht and row- j ing dobs of that city. Grant aad Barrr For China Washington. July 24 --Although the orders have not yet b^en issued, it !s pretty generally understood In military circles that Brig. Gan. F. D. Grant. U. S. V , and Brig. Gen Ticcaas B. Barry have been selected for assignment to duty with the military division in China, Their assignment, together with that of Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson. U. S. V.. already announced, will give Major G?n. Chaffee three general officers of recognized ability to assist him in the management of military operations in China. Gen. Grant is now on duty with the troops in the Philippines, being stationed nfar Manila. Gen. Barry is a passenger on the transport Sumner, which left San Francisco oa tha 17th inst. for Nagasaki. KEVEE HELD THE VIEWS QUOTED, He Declares Tlmt the Idea of Filipino Independence Wan an Afterthonicttt of the Lender* After tke 9mn.*Ulnfc of the Spunlnh Fleet. Washington, July 24.--The letter received by Senator Pettlgrcw from one of Aguinaldo's generals, J. Alejandrino. containing an alleged account of an interview between himself and Admiral Dewey on board the Olympia in the Bay of Hong Kong in April, 1S98. in which it is stated that Admiral Dewey promised independence to the Filipinos, was shown to the admiral yesterday Ly a reporter. The admiral characterized It a "tissue of falsehoods." He declared it absurd on its face. "1 not only bad no power to promise Independence to the Filipinos/' said he. "but the whole tenor of the words put in my mouth stamps them as false. I am made to say things which I never have uttered. You will notice that I am addressed in the alleged Interview as admiral, when at tbe time* I was a commodore." The admiral said he had never heard of Alejandrino. Several Filipinos, after much importuning, did come aboard the Olympia at Hong Kong. They were anxious to be taken to Manila. "I considered their representations cf little importance." said the admiral, "and I did not take them to Manila. Later I gave permission to Aguinaldo and about a dozen others to go to Manila. All that they were anxious about at that time was aa end of the tyranny of Spain, against whiV-h thÂ°y had been fighting. After the destruction of Montejo's fleet the ,.].y virtually surrendered, and I am satisfied t h a t if we had bad 5.000 troops there at tbat time we could have gone ashore and been received bv the Filipinos as deliverers. They hod absohiifly no thought then of in- Jf p-r.dMice. That was an aftcrthougnt of their leaders during thr interim be- 'wepn the smash-ng of the Spanish Crct and the arrival of the United P*?;Â°s '-oops." Speaking of the report that Cuba was to be evacuated by the American troops after the holding of tbe constitutional convention Admiral Dewey said ho did not sÂ«e how tbe United P'at's ronld turn over the island lo the Cubans until a stable government had been established. "We are respon- sibJÂ» to the world for the ordsrl coa- duct of affairs in Cuba." said hÂ«. "and until such a government is Â«stablish- Â»d I cannot see how WP can Â· t ltJidraw. We are confronted with a similar situation in the Philippines. The world Itoks to us. and no matter which po- l-lal party wins In November the Uz:*Â»d States cannot relinquish the islands tin::"! a responsible and stable government is set up there," Two Killed by Gnvoltae Explooio*. Chicago, July 24.--Two girls arÂ« dead and two men were badly burned as the result of a gasoline explosion at 331 North Franklin street. The dead: Margaret Pocb. aged 11 rears: Anna Poch. aged 17. GTistave Keppler and John Moore were badly scorched on the face and hands in trying to rescue the girls. iirncf v- urJi Mr. liryan'*) Rnalern Trip. New York Jt;!j 24. --ThÂ» a n n o u n c e - ment was made at Democratic state headquarters last night that Mr Rryar wil! visit New York state after dot. 1. Ke will make speeches in New York Gjner.il Pe V-ei So* Aeaia Cut Roberts' Communications. HTJI.'DBEDHIGHLAHDERS CA.UGEI. V ~~ ---- "~~ Hutb Urn Â·Â·] Hoop* of thf BrlttÂ«fc *rtn an -horl Supplier Knit OÂ«Â» Â·* I- or Hard \Vork-BrltUIa i* \t|arrÂ»tl ir p i' 1on. J u l y 24 -- Â»fn L)t? Wet bM Â»u-'-i'ei!*-J m lilting lÂ»rd Rob- otDmiinir.iuon-i, both by rail- '. ' 'I: Â»U,;tilj;iii. :Â» 'i he s.tory ot tb* Â· 'Â· u . Â·)!!Â«Â·. ir.'l-r's I'old raid cooott I:- ;t..- f ru; 'if a t-:'gram from Gen. Kort'-.MÂ«*r-\V.ilKÂ«'r. Oafd ;it Capt' Town. Sum! :}. J u l y ^J, forwarding :i dispatch, fr.nii (!i-u. Knox. datod Krooastad, 'July Z^. as follows. "Kollowlnj? front Broad wood sent by dibpatch rider to HuninKSpruit, wired thence to Kroon*tad: 'Have followed commando ..iuct? July 16. Hard, sharp liK'itiug at I'aliuififoutein July 19. Prevented from pursuing laager bT larl:tif.ss. Eight dead Boera found. Our casualties five killed and TC wounded. Reached Vaalkrantz today. Kneuir doubled back through I'aard* Kraal In darkness. Shall march tomorrow to RoMp Vanl station Sentl suppliÂ»s for 3.000 men and horses, alia any news of the enpmys' movement*. I believe the commando consists ot 2, ("JO men and four guns, and La ac- companli'd by President Steya and both 'h* r. \VÂ»'Â« "Tho wire and main line of the railway north of Honingsprult have bÂ«aa cut. and also the telegraph to Pretoria via Potchefstroom. According to my information De Wet has crosse4 the railway and is going north." Gen. Kelly-Kenny telegraphs front BloemfontHn. under dnto of Jtilf 23: "The railway has been cut north, ot Honinggpruit and a supply train and 100 Highlanders captured by thft enemy. A report was received . thi* morning that a large force of to enemy is moving on HoningsprulL AH communication with Pretoria is eat off. Thf second and third cavalry brlpdps H I P following the enemy." Tho M-ar office has received a telegram from Lord Roberts, dated Pretoria. July 22. which repeats the news contained in the telegram from QÂ«o. Forestler-Walker, given above, amd continues: "Methueu continued his march after the occupation ot Heckport, and engaged the enemys' rear guard at* Zindsfonteln July 20. Casualties, one killed and one wounded. Early Saturday he a"nrk*(i the enemy s.szto at Oliphant's Nek and completely dispersed them, inflicting heavy loss. Our casualties were slight. By these successes Rustenberg has been relieved and Methuen and Baden-Powell hare joined bands. "Hunter reports that Broce Hamilton secured a strong position on tna Spitzray yesterday, with a battery and the Cameron Highlanders and 500 mounted men. Our casualties were three of the Camerons killed and Capt. Keith-Hamilton, of the Oxfords, Cape. Brown and Lieut. Stewart and 13 men of the Camerons Â·wonnded." Letters reaching London from thÂ» British troops in Orange River colony assert .that both men and honm are on hort supplies and out of condition for hard work. If this be tmÂ» there is little cause for wonder at ths failure to capture De Wet and at the apparent paralysis of the operations. THE RELIEF OF KUAUSSL CÂ»\. Wlllcockn Horror Â·Â· London. July 24.--Advices Just received here say that Col. Wlllcocta. the commander of the relief column ia Ashanti. describes his entrance iata Kumassi. July 15, aa presenting * scene of horror and desolation, burned bouses and putrid bodies being visible on all aides. He adds that the natlvÂ« soldiers were too weak to stand, and that the British officers thanked God for the relief, as a few more days, they declared, would have seen the end. Oa finding Kumassi in such a terrible condition Col. Willcocks. after cutting buah and burning the bodies, placed the wtioie force upon half rations, aa arrangement cheerfully borne. Col. Willcocks' relief column baa just arrived at Pnmnsu from Knmassf. which it left July 17, bringing the old garrison--about 20 fairly fit men. 76 broken down invalids and some wo* men and children in pitiful condition. 7 he success of Col. Willcocks dur lo bis choice of a route not pe .^i by the Asbaatis. who had coo.- centi. tfti in thousands along the eastern rv ;te. but in much smaller num- hÂ°r= a:-r.g ths -western route. ?ia Picci, \. iich Col. Willcocks adopted. Even as :t was the Ashantis were active ar' ;he roads knee deep in mad. Col "U'.Jicocks took a couple of Til- 1 - . ,i by bayonet cbarge. Beyoad Ekianda he found the tribesmen in a strong position behind stockades. U was a large war camp. -R-ith the cAiaf coaiE3Rdi?r of the Asiaatl arajy. estimated at 4.000 men. After a heavy fire on both sides for nearly an hovr Col. Willcocks ordered a bayonet charge, and the Ashantis 3ed in coÂ»- fosion. The casualties of CoL WiO- coeka were two' officers wounded, two natives killed and 17 wountli-i JTotfc^r *Â»tÂ»l Oiiosrhttr D!cl bj- Polsoa. Philadelphia. July 24.--Mrs. Mary Marchand. aged 30 years, and her 6- year-old daughter. Hazel. diÂ£d lait night in a hospital from the effects at carbolic acid. Mrs. Marchand is Â«aM to hare been drinking. Sie seat hee daughter to purchase the poison, asjsl after forcing the little girl to swallow a quantity of the acid she jJsn took a, large do^e. Beta mother and dmaglfc- ter lingered in agony for several hoaca. Mine. Junan.ocfeecV 9trJcVÂ«Â»- New York. July 24.--Mme. FaÂ»alÂ« Januscheck. the tragic actKso. tt a patient :r. S*. Mary's taspita;. 3.--ok- lyn, sufterin ; from almoet total paratr- sis of the lÂ»;t side. Ske was attacked during the recent hot spell, and kÂ«r illnesa is due in part to her weak"
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