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Wichita, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 5, 1900
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ft I VOL. XXXIV. WEDNESDAY EVENING. WICHITA KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 5, 1900. WEDNESDAY EVENING. NUMBER 115 if . -' r r lame FANNED Conspirators Are Determined on War With China Southern Provinces Are Influenced by Full of Pekiu. HATRED OF FOREIGNERS. That Feeling Is Getting Beyond Oflicial Control. Rebels Everywhere Want the Powers to. Remain at Pekin. TRADE HaITcEASED. French Aggression at Swatow Adds to tuo Trouble. Japanese Doings at Atnoy Cause lulense Hatred. New York, Sept. 5. A dispatch to the Herald from Hong Kong says: Influential natives state that the flame of rebellion has been fanned in the southern provinces and predict a tremendous conflagration within a month. Placards and pamphlets are being circulated in Canton and the provinces intimating that the allies are thoroughly routed. The feeling against foreigners is bursting the bounds of official control. The majority of the mission stations in Kwang Tung have either been destroyed or looted. Native Christians are terribly abused. Natives In foreign employ In Canton have been threatened, and a systematic looting of the houses of English-speaking Chinamen has taken place. Several reform parties, with their headquarters in Hong Kong, who have been supported by funds from rich Chinese in trBe Interior and in America, have hitherto refrained from aggressive action, believing that the powers would effect the regeneration of the government. One powerful organiza-tio nis distributing thousands of copies of a reform appeal in the British colonies. The memorandum has been signed by two hundred names for presentation to the British minister, imploring the assistance of a reform government. It recommends establishing Nanking as the capital, and the selection of enlightened Chinese officials to adminis-. ter the government, with foreign advisers. These people me disheartened at the reported intention of the powers to withdraw from China. Different societies are combining to raise the standard of revolt and overthrow the corrupt government. The practical cessation of trade with the north has thrown thousands of Chinese in each port out of employment, and they are ready to join the rebels. French aggression at Swatow and Japanese aggression at Amoy intensify the hatred of the foreigners. MISSIONARIES RETURN. Red Wing, Minn., Sept. 5. A cablegram received in this city announcing that C. W. Landahl and family, O. R. Wold and family, Dr. S. M. J. Holveldt and Miss Hodnefjeld, missionaries in China of The Hague Norwegian Lutheran synod, have arrived at Nagasaki, Japan. The message states that Missionary Th Himle and family are safe In Shanghai. WHAT SAY AMBASSADORS. Rome, Sept. 5. The Tribuna, discussing the Russia proposals, says: "According to information received from a reliable source, only the United States government has as yet answered the proposals of Russia. An exchange of ideas between the powers is in progress. The various governments have telegraphed their representatives in Pekin asking an opinion regarding the withdrawal of the troops and what the military situation would be resulting from the decision of Russia." ANCESTRAL, WORSHIP. London, Sept. 5. No official pronouncement is yet forthcomng here in regard to the decision of the powers concerning China, but the concensus of opinion continues suggestive of a compromise on hte proposals now under consideration. In the meanwhile, there is little authofative indication that the dowager empress is ready to treat for peace even if the allied powers teach an agreement in regard to the best mans of opening negotiations. On the contrary, many rumors, gathered at Shanghai, suggest that she is carrying on her anti-foreign policy with increased zeal. The latest reported Imperial decree from Tai Yuan Fu is said to be defiant and unrepentant and to contain the tatement that the court fled Jest the emperor migh be killed during the fighting between the Boxers and Christians and thus leave no one to continue the "ancestral worshiB." The decree Is also said to exhort a union of the viceroys to "avenge the injuries inflicted on China, by the powers." MISSIONARY PROTESTS. New York, Sept. 5. The Rev. Dodd, one of the secretaries of the Methodist. Episcopal missionary society, received the following cablegram from Shanghai, today, signed "Central China:" "Protest government against evacuation Pekin and recognition Li Hung Chang. Both disastrous to mission." Robert E. Speer of the Presbyterian board of foreign missions received a number of letters from Presbyterian missionaries in China today. One from Cochran, D. D., dated Arima, Japan, August 8, gives an account of the decapitation of nine missionaries near Nang Chow. The Rev. Henry V. Noyes writing rom Canton, confirms previous report that the authorities there were making extensive preparations to resist foreign attack. VERMONT ELECTION Repuh icans Show Heavy Losses While Democrats Gain. White River Junction, Vt., Sept. 3. The vote for governor in 160 cities and towns out of 216 in the state give Stickney, republican, 30,671 ; Senler, democrat, 13,667; others l,lp7. The same cities and towns in 1896 gava Grout, republican, 40,664; Jackson, democrat, 11,917; all overs 1,264. The republican plurality is 23,004; majority over all 21,877. The republican plurality in the same towns in 1896 was 29,747, and the majority over all 27483. The republican vote on- these figures show aj loss of practically 20 per cent while the democratic gain is substantially 13 per cent. If the same ratio should be maintained in the remaining towns the republican majority will be about 29,500. Most of the cities and larger towns have so far reported and the outlook is that the republican majority will not much, if any exceed 27,000 for the entire state. The vote for congressman appears to be running substantially the same as that for governor. Election returns in addition to those received last night were very slow in arriving today and such figures as came to hand were from very small places and had little bearing on the general result. The total vote of the places heard from up to 10 o'clock this morning and not previously reported, did not exceed 1,500. The relative decrease in the republican vote and Increase in the democratic figures seemed to be maintained In the towns thus reported In about the same ratio as last nght's figures showed. The five additional towns reported today all gave majorities for Stickney, the republican candidate for governor. Sheffield elected H. C. Simpson, republican, for representative. He favors Grout for senator. Morristown, w 1th a total vote of about 600, showed a gain of 21 per tent for the democrats. Morristown elected S. G. Fleetwood, republican, as representative. Mr. Fleetwood favors Dillingham for senator. Whitingham and Worcester, while giving pluralities for Stickney for governor, elected democratic noiftinees for representative. Whitingham elected L. H. Sawyer and Worcester chose S. T. Tweksbury as representatives. Whitingham elected a democrat in 1898. Sheffield, which two years ago elected a prohibitionist as representative, sends a republican. The returns show that the democrats have gained the representative from Worcester while the republicans get their candidate from Sheffield, in place of a prohibitionist. The republican campaign officials haev not given any new estimate of the republican plurality and they hold to their last night claim of 27,000 plurality. The democrats claim 31 seats in the house. STORM BULLETIN WEATHER BUREAU PREDICTS ROUGH SEAS ALONG ATLANTIC COAST. Washington, Sept. 5. The weather bureau has issued the following special storm bulletin: "A tropical storm which has been moving slowly westward over the Caribbean sea during the last few days, crossed Cuba Tuesday night and is central this morning near Key "West, Fla. Thus far the storm has been attended by heavy rains and winds of moderate force. The outlook, however, is that the center of the disturbance will move northward over the east portion of the Gulf of Mexico with a marked in crease of intensity and cause dangerous winds along the middle and east gulf, Florida and extreme South Atlantic coasts tonight and Thursday. Continuing northward the storm probably will be felt as far north as Norfolk by Thursday night, and Is likely to extend over the middle Atlantic and south New England coasts by Friday. Aside from indicated high eagerly winds along the Atlantic coast, this disturbance promises to cause general rains over the eastern part of the country, which wil cover the south Atlantic coast and gulf states Thursday, the middle Atlantic states Friday and New England Friday night and Saturday. "It will also terminate the period of high temperature which has prevailed east of the Mississippi. "WILLIS L. MOORE, "Chief U. S. Weather Bureau." ODELL IS NAMED New York Republicans Select Boss Piatt's Man. Governor Black Makes the Norn-x iiiating Speech and EVENS 1I1S SCORE. MB Offers No Issues Except to Abuse Democrats. Principles Not Needed When Millionaires Are Ready to Rule Christiana, Norway, Sept. 5. The elections here for deputies resulted in the rightists saining, four seat! To the storthing. ' f :.- Saratoga, Sept. 5. The state republican convention in session hero today nominated the following ticket Fur governor, B. B. Odell, jr., of Orange; for lieutenant governor, Timothy L. Woodruff of Kings; for secietary of state, John T. MciJonough of Albany; for comptroller, William J. Morgan of Erie; for state treasurer, John 1". Jaeckel of Cayuga; for attorney general, John C. Davis of Oneida; for Mate engineer, Edward A. Bond of Jefferson. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the convention was the fact that the speech nominating Benjamin B. Udell for governor, was made by former Governor Frank S. Black, who had been outside the organization breastworks since Theodore Roosevelt defeated him two years ago when he desired a re-nomination. For a long time Mr. Black and his close friends, Abraham G ruber and former District Attorney W. M. K. Olcott of New York, were very bitter at the party primaries a week or so ago Mr. G ruber was obliged to fight to maintain his leadership of the twenty-first assembly district, New York City, against an opponent who was believed to have Senator Piatt's sympathy. Mr. Grubber won and since that time efforts have been made by friends of both sides to bring aboue a reconciliation between the former governor and his friends and Senator Piatt, with the result that Mr. Black today made the principal nominating speech. Mr. Black said the issues now before the American people were discussed and settled four years ago. "There is not a new one here," he contlnuel. - "The ghost of antl-lmperlallsm which stalks to and fro between Lincoln and Bloomington, with occasional manifestations In Boston, is not and cannot be made an issue. This country is and has been committed to the policy of growth and It cannot be swerved from that policy by new scare crows erected along the way. "The issues now are as they were in 1896. They were then met and understood and as completely as the Spanish fleet at Santiago they were sunk and run ashore. The democratic party since then has been engaged in prying some of them off the rocks and trying to make them lloat. That will never be done. Those Issues will never be seaworthy again, and if they are, the American people will not embark on them while they have fluttering at I heir mastheads flags with the democratic Inscriptions of disorder, disappointment and despair. "That party seems never to understand the temper or intelligence of the people. It has endeavored in every campaign for forty years to make the discarded heresies of the preceding campaign presentable by joining a live heresy to the old dead ones. "It is not by principles alone that the success, the power of the republican party has been achieved. The best of causes may fail If they have not also the best of representatives. The successful advocate of a cause is so faithful that he would die for it, but so strong that he does not have to, and the rare and almost unbroken fortune of the republican party has been that whenever the emergency has arisen, no matter haw tempestous the course, there was always a pilot who could steer it and bring the ship to port without throwing the cargo overboard. "We have already selected the pilot for the national craft. He has been over the course once; he has steered with such success and skill that even In the turbulance that has surround".!, he has gained the confidence of hid fedow citizens and increased his own renown to a degree almost without example." Mr. Black closed with an eulogy of Mr. Odell whom he presented for the gubernatorial nomination. Senator Chauncey M. Dep;w presented the name of Timothy L. Wond-ruff for lieutenant governor. He opened with a statement of the Importance of New York's interest in national affairs and said thai owing to the extent of those interests no campaign in thl state could be considered a local one. The Spanish war was reviewed and an arraignment by the speaker followed in which Mr. Depew said "Free silver, free trade assaults on the supreme court and efforts to throw away the results of the war, a cowardly disposition to scuttle, are threatening the strongholds of national faith, national credit and national power. Our fight is to hold the forts. For that purpose we require as our leaders in our state men of demonstrated capacity, public men who, in official relations to the affairs of government have become familiar with our policies and measures, and politicians who have been so in touch wltb the party that they can maintain harmony within the ranks and present an Impregnable front and lead a resistless attack against the forces of the enemy. We are fortunate, peculiarly so, In our candidate for president. In every state he Is the commander-in-chief and the republican commanders in every state are generals of corp-.divlsions an J brigades In that commonwealth. It is an inspiring commission to be general in the republican army corps of the state of New York, under such a general in chief as William McKinley. The policies of his administration, which have been thep rinclples that he has been the ablest advocate of the last twenty years, have given us unprecedented national prosperity and rescued industry from paralysis. As commander-in-chief of the armies of the country, he conducted a war upon .--ea and land which placed us in the front rank of the martial nations. Precipitated suddenly, as a world power into the counsels of nations, called upon to face first, the problem of admission to the markets of the Orient, which were being divided among the great powers of Europe, and next to show that the United States would ben 1 all resources for the vindication of It honor, when Us minister and ambassador was beleaguered, the finest triumph of diplomacy of the nineteen:li century was won 'In the concession of the open door; tht most picturesque campaign of history or romance is successfully lended with the American flag flying over the imperial palace In Pekin. Not only the United State but every civilized and seml-clvlllzed country of the globe Is today giving unstinted admiration to the statesmanship, the generalship and the diplomacy of William McKlnley. Coming to the question of expansion and the argument that that policy is opposed to the spirit ol the Declaration of Independence, Senator Depew said: "We all believe In the Declaration of Independence. We nil rejoice in the principles of that immortal document. There is nothing which Colonel Bryan can say in his claim for the exclusive ownership of the things taught 1n the Declaration of Independence that has not been more brilliantly .-mid and actually done by republican statesmen. But when Colonel Bryan went to Kentucky at the time when, under the Infamous election law, the state was to be stolen by his friends from the officers who had been Inwfully returned as elected by the democratic returning boards and gave his sanction and the weight of his great authority as a democrat to the thieves, where then was his idea of consent of the governed? These citizens of Kentucky, who were deprived of their rights and governed without their consent- were not tribes of an archipelago in the Pacific but they were men who had performed heroic service for a hundred years In the battle for liberty and citizenship." Mr. Depew closed with the statement that the republican ticket in this state would be greatly strenghened by the nomination for lieutenant governor of Timothy L. Woodruff, who, he said, represented in Its best sense the business man In politics who meets nil the requirements of the ever-discussed question in the college of the educated man In politics. Mr. Odell, in accepting the nomination, paid in part: "Important as the state Issues are, they are overshadowed by the greater matters involved In the national campaign. To my mind the paramount 1s-su is the re-election of McKinley who has so ably kept all pledges. Re-elect him and the policies already in force and to be inaugurated will place us upon a higher plane than ever before and we shall enjoy the full fruition of our hope for general prosperity. Every dollar of obligation will continue to be worth 100 cent and wherever the flag floats it will be respected because American manhood has baptised it with blood." WELLINGTON FLOPS HE WILL NOT STAND FR ROYAL OOVKKNM ENT. Cumberland, Md., Sept. r,.-The opening of the democrat campaign for the states of Maryland ar.d West Virginia at this place last night was rendered memorable by the appearance on the same platform of the democratic, national standard bearer, Hon. William J. Bryan, and United Plates Senator George Wellington, who was elected as a repubkan. Both these distinguished gentlemen were In good voice, and both spoke with their ac-cMt,med force. Senator Wellington's speech marked his formal renunciation of party ties on account of the issues growing out of the war with Spain. lie had for this reason prepared his speech with care and he read it from typewritten manuscript. INNOCENT GERMANS THEY TOOK NO PART IN THE LOOTING AT TIEN Ttil.W Berlin, Sept. 3. The Masiat l her Lloyd issued July 27, which has Just arrived, contains detailed descriptions of the fighting at Tie if Tsln and the relief of the town, fn;m the pen of a German merchant thre. The writer asserts that after - taking the native town the Russian, Fren' h. English and American commanders specially p er-mitted their men to pillage. He says that a number of civilians took part in the looting, among them an English newspaper correspondent, who secured 28,000 teals worth of silver. Not a single German soldier, the merchant declares, shared in this work of pillage, which extended also to the European settlements. NAVAL DISPLAY English Fleet Puts iu at Bar Harbor, Maine. Usual Courtesies Between Naval 0 Ulcers Exchanged. THE BOER FLAG. One American Citizen Dares to Hoist a Republic Emblem, It Proves Offensive to the Imperial Allies. Bar Ilaibor, Me., Sept. 5. There was a .splendid navai display lure when live British warships steamed into the inner harbor and fired a national salute which was returned by the United States ship New York. The British ships were 11. M. S. Orescent, Hying the flag of Vce Admiral Bedford, the Psyche, Tribune, liulefatible and the torpedo boat destroyer Quail. Alter the exchange of Salutes Rear Admiral Farquliar with his staff made a formal visit to Vice Admiral Bedford on the Crescent, and ui its conclusion a return call was made by the? British officers headed by their vice admiral. Just after the British ships dropped anchor in the harbor this morning, an incident of more than ordinary Interest occurred. Near the shore path Edward Van Ness of New York swung to the breeze from a staff on ills lawn a large lioer Hag and nddres.svd his friends in denunciation of the British. The liag-rnlslng made the people angry and a dozen volunteered to cut the polo down without further ceremony. Charles II. Wood, chairman of the board of selectmen, called upon Mr. Van Ness and politely requested that the flag be taken down, but Mr. Van Ness refused to grant the request. Chairman Wood, together with Dr. J. Madison Taylor, representing the board of trade, and two police officers, afterward renewed the request to have the flag removed. Again the owner of the flag refused to haul It down and defied the committee. Mr. Wood thereupon applied the knife to the halyards and the Boer standard floated to the earPh amid the cheers of those assembled. Mr. Van Ness was one of the committee to receive the Boer commissioners when they visited this country. He has been requested to resign from the Gentlemen's club. MARRICEAND GROWN Prince Albert Will Wed and Itccomo a Kin?:. New York, Sept. 5. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Brussels says: According to oflicial announcement Just Issued, the marriage of Prince Albert and of the Duchess Elizabeth of Bavaria will take place lore in the ancient church of St. indole on October 1. Great preparations are being made for the event, for the prince, who spent some time in the United Slates, Is the most popular member of the royal family. Even the socialists and labor leaders, who revile the king, havo a good word to say for Albert, thanks to th intelligent interest which he displays In the welfare of the masses, ami the aspiration of the working classes. It is persistently reported that Immediately after the wedding, which will 'be celebrated with a great deal of pomp, Leopold will abdicate in favor of Prince Albert, whose father, the Count of Flanders, younger brother of the king, Is so deaf as to have decided him Jjcbandon his own rights to the throne to ills only surviving son. Leopold knows that hi.- unpopularity Is a source of weakness to the dynasty and Is, moreover, heartily flick of his crown, and anxious to spend the remainder of his life according to his own desires without duties or responsibilities. It is therefore probable that the beginning of October will witness not only the marriage of Prince Albert, but likewise his accession to the throne, which would be shared by a princess, who, In her native land of Bavaria, has already won the love of the people by the manner In which she has seconded and as-si.-red her father, the celebrated oculist, Duke Charles Theodore, In Ills labor of charity and beneficence. AGAINST THOMPSON OKLAHOMA TREASURER MUST PAY BACK INTEREST MONEY. Guthrie, Ok., Sept. 5. The Oklahoma supreme court In a decision handed down, affirmed the decision of the Logan county district court in the rase of Territorial Treasurer Francis M. Thompson. The lower court ordered him to return to the territorial treasury TtM In Interest money off of territorial funds. In its decision the supreme court holds that Interest received from the deposit of territorial fun is becomes money for the treasurer. The opinion was written by Associate Justice Burwell. All of the Judges sitting concurred, although Justice Halner did not agree with the reasoning; of the opinion. Chief Justice Burford did not pass upon the case because he tried it in the lower court. The case against Thompson was argued by Attorney General Strang. The supreme court also affirmed the decision of the lower court In the case of G. G. Boggs, formerly postmaster at Tecumseh, who was convicted of tampering with the mails. Boggs sought a reversal of judgment. Associate Justice McAtee dissented from the opinion. b:g crowds Urvau Draws Immense Audience in the lutsl. Shopherdstown, W. Va., Sept. 5. Mr. Bryan began the second day of his pres ent tour at this point. His first speech was made at Morgan's Giove, in the suburbs of the town, where he began to speak a few minutes past 10 o'clock. A fair was In progress and the attendance was immense, people not only come from West Virginia, but from Maryland and Pennsylvania to hear Air. Bryan speak, while they attended the fair. Mr. Bryan spent the night on his special train. Previous to going to the grounds he and his entire party took breakfast at the historic country place known as Bellevue. This place faces Antietain battlefield across the Potomac. Here Mr. Bryan met many of the local leaders und spent two hours most enjoy-ably before beginning the more serious business of the (fay. A letter was read at tin meeting from Hon. W. L. Wilson, ex-postmaster general, strongly endorsing Mr. Bryan and saying that only sickness prevented his attendance upon tlie meeting. Colonel R. P. Chew presided and Introduced Hon. George W. Wendling, who after reading Mr. Wilson's letter, In turn introduced Mr. Bryan. He laid stress upon the fact that Mr. Wilson had been a membeu of Mr. Cleveland's cabinet. In his letter Mr. Wilson emphasized his opposition to a colonial or Imperialistic policy, saying that lie had early taken this position. Mr. Wendling, who had opposed Mr. Bryan in 1896, made a brief speech, himself vigorously attacking the republicanism and pledging to Mr. Bryan his support this campaign. He said that he had known Mr. Bryan from hiH boyhood and ail the money in Wall street could not buy him. Mr. Bryan began his Bpeech by referring to Mr. Wilson in most complimentary terms. He had known Mr. Wilson in congress and he had never believed that so kind and loving a man could endorse a war of conquest. Mr. Bryan expressed his pleasure at being able to address an assemblage of farmers. He wanted to know how any farmer could be a republican. It was easy to uudersand how the head of a trust or nn nrtny contractor could be a member of that party, he said, but as for the farmers, they were not trying1 to get their hands into other pockets and to keep other hands out of their pockets. However prosperous other classes might be, the farmer was not a sharer in that prosperity. Here Mr. Bryan related the current reports concerning his oat crop, claiming that the exaggeration in this matter was a. specimen of fallacious reports In the east concerning Hie prosperous condition of the agricultural classes. "They always exaggerate the possibilities of a gooil crop," he said, "and neve rtake Into consideration the likelihood of a bad crop. And, after the farmer has taken these chances, he passes between the bulls and bears of Wall Street. The bulls, horn blin and the bears bite It 1 m, and when he is through he has to meet the gold bug. A good crop is made the occasion for praising the republican party," hi; continued, "while a bad one Is taken as a punishment for voting the democratic ticket. The claim In almost made that the republican party controls the rainfall, but this cannot, be true, for If it were there would be a monopoly on rain; the price would go up." Mr. Bryan then took up the discussion of the financial question, showing that more money was especially necessary to the farmer. SEWALLJS DEAD He Never Recovered Conscious ness After a Stroke. Apoplexy Attacked Him With Deadly Effect. A SUCCESSFUL CAREER.' He Has Built up a Great Fleet of Ships. Carried on the Business Since His Boyhood, Bath, Me., Sept. 5. Hon. Arthur Se-wall died at 8:30 a. m. today. Mr. Se. wall died at his summer home, Small Point, about twelve miles from thia city, of apoplexy, the stroke haivng been sustained last Sunday. He was 64 years of age. Mr. Sewall had not been in good health for some time, although he was not considered to be seriously ill. He had been advised by his physician to rest as early as last June, and he attended the democratic national convention in July against the advice of his doctor. He appeared to have suffered no ill effects from the Journey, however, and was passing the summer quietly at Small Point when the fatal stroke attacked him. The unconsciousness which followed the attack continued until death came Arthur Sewall was born in Bath in November, 1835. His father, W. D. Sewall, for years was prominent as a ship builder and the son fitted himself for the same trade. In 1855, by forming the partnership of E. and A. Sewall, he continued the calling of one of the oldest shipbuilding families In Maine. Upon the death of his brother, Ed ward Sewall, the firm of Arthur SewaU & Co., was formed, and the corporation now controls one of the largest of American sailing fleets. Mr. Sewall also was one of the prominent railroad men of New England. For nine years he was president of the, Maine Central and be was president of the Eastern railroad until it was absorbed by the Boston and Maine. For many years he wast the Maine representative of the national demo-tratlc committee and in 1896 he w$s made) the choice of his party for vice president. Mr. SewaU is survived by, two sons, Harold M. Sewall, who wa4 stationed by the government at Hawaii, and William D. Sewall, who Is in bust ness in Bath. .TENDER CONSCIENCE PKOHIBS MEET PARAMOUNT ISSUE IS TO DESTROY LIQUOR TRAFFIC. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 5. The state convention of the piuhibition party held in this city adopted a platform calling for the suppression of the liquor traffic in all forms, condemning the alleged subserviency of the other parties to the Interest of liquor dealers and declaring for equal suffrage. A slate, headed by the name of R. F. Dunlap for governor, was put through without opposition. For lieutenant governor, C. T. Hall was nominated and J. A. Adams of North Yakima and Guy Poson of Seattle are the congressional candidates. GARRISON SAVED SIEGE OF LADY BRAND HAS BEEN RAISED. Cape Town, Sept. 5. The siege of Ladybrand has been raided after several desperate attemp's to capture the town and its little ga.riion of 150 British troops. The Baers who attacked Ladybrand are ohtl naied to have numbered over 2,0')0 men, Tli Bntisi "were summoned to surrint'r n I er (Sunday) but iefud, ani from that time on were subjected to continual cannon and rifle fire. The burghers twice tried to rush the British position. Probably the approach of a relief force saved the little garrison. ABSCONDER GIVES HIMSELF UPl TO STAMFORD POLICE. Stamford, Conn., Sept. 5. John Clas-sdn of New York, is held here on his own statement, pending the arrival. Of New York police. Classon entered police headquarters last evening and confessed to House Sergeant Heffernan that he was an absconder for whom the New York police had been searching for several weeks. He said he had been employed, as a baker by John Lurwig in New York. Classon said he had be- come infatuated with horse racing and craps, and in oider to play them he from time to time visited the cash drawer of his employer. Becoming frightened he left New York and roamed about the country la s arch of other employment. His conscience would give him no rest, .however, and last night he resolved to give himself up. CENSUS RETORT ALBAlNY HAS ACTUALLY' LOST IM POPULATION. Washington, Sept. 5. The census bureau announces that the population of Lancaster, Pa., is 41,459, as against 32.011 in 1WI0. This is an increase of 9,446, or 211.51 per cent. The population of Akron, Ohio, is 42,. 250, against 27,601 in 18M). The population of Birmingham, Ala., is 38,415 as against 26,178 In 18.(0. The population of Albany, N. Y., is 94,151, against 94,923 In 1890. The population of Bayonne, N. J., U 13,771, against 19,033 in 180. The population of Salt Lake, Utah, i3 53,531, as against 44,843 in 1S90. This is an increase of 8,68, or 19.37 per cent. PUBLIC WHIPPING THE VICTIM HAS BROUGHT SUIT FOR DAMAGES. Chicago, Sept. 3 A dl. patch to the Chronicle from Rocktoid, III., says: Phillip W. Danky, who was publicly horsewhipped one day last week by his brother-in-law, Frank S. Ailing, who came here from Taco, Wash., for the purpose, today brought suit against Ailing in the district court for $1,000 damages. AT HALF MAST FLAGS AT THE STATE HOUSE IN HONOR OF LE WELLING. Topeka, Sept. 5. The news of the death of ex-Governor L. D. Lewelling was received with great surprise by the officials at the state capltol. None, of them knew that he was ailing at all. In memory of the dead governor th flags on the etate house were ordered at halfmast to remain until after tn funeral. Several of the officials sal populists here will attend the funeral.

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