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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1450. - Incorporated 13*S
J. H. H STILL, President.
IRISH BATTALION CAPTURED.
HAD NEWS FOLLOW RETORT OF
ENTRY INTO PRETORIA.
Transvaal Capital Surrendered Un
conditionally—Roberts Would Not
Hear to Any Terms—Majority- ot
the British Prisoners Were Left
There —Mrs. Kruger Still in Pre
toria— Rejoicing in England Over
What In Called the End of the
London, June 5, 12 midnight.—Lord Rob
erts reports to the war office that the
Thirteenth battalion of the Imperial Yeo
manry (Irish) was "overwhelmed by the
Boers at Lindley.”
Lord Melhuen made a magnificent
march to the rescue, but was too late.
Following Is the text of the dispatch:
"Pretoria Station, June 5, 12:55 p. m.—l
regret to report that the Thirteenth Im
perial Yeomanry had to surrender to a
very superior foce of the enemy on May
31, near Lindley. On receiving Informa
tion of the battalion being attacked, I
ordered Methuen to proceed with oil
epeed to Its assistance. Methuen- was
then on the march on the Heilbron side
of Kroonstad; and, half an hour after
the receipt of my telegram on June 1,
he started off. By 10 a. m. of the follow
ing day he had marched forty-four miles
In twenty-five hours, but he was too late
to rescue Col. Spragge’a Yeomanry.
"Methuen attacked the Boers who were
between two and three thousand strong,
and after a running fight of five hours
completely routed the enemy.
"It is a very regretable clrcumsiance;
but I trust It will not be long before the
Irish Y'eomanry are released from cap
Roberta In Pretoria.
London, June 5, 12:47 p. m.—The war
office has Issued the following dispatch
form Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, June 5, 11:40 a. ra.-We are
now in possession of Pretoria. The official
entry will be made this afternoon at 2
It was announced verbally at the war
office this afternoon jhat Lord Roberts
entered Pretoria at 2 o'clock. South Afri
London, June 6, 11:07 p. m.—The war of
fice has received the following from Lord
"Pretoria, June 5. 12.55 p. m.—Just be
fore dark yesterday the enemy were
beaten back from nearly all the positions
they had bean holding, and lan Hamil
ton's mounted infantry followed them to
within two thousand yards of Pretoria,
through which they retreate<A.fcastlly.
DeLisle then sent an officer with a
flag of truce intq the town, demanding
is surrender In my name. Shortly before
midnight I was awakened by two of
fice's of the South African Republic,
Sandberg, military secretary to Command
ant Gen. Botha, and a general officer of
the Boer army, who brought me a letter
from Botha, proposing an armistice for
the purpose of settling the terms of sur
"I replied that I would gladly meet the
commandant general the next morning,
tut that I was not prepared to discuss
any terms, as the surrender of the town
must be uncondltlcnal. T asked for a re
ply by daybreak, as I ha 1 ordered toe
troops to march on the town as soon as
It was light.
"In his reply Botha decided not to de
fend Pretoria and that he trusted women,
c! lldren and property would be protected.
At 1 a. m. to-day. while on the line of
march I was met by thfee of the princi
pal officials with a flag of truce, stating
their wish to surrender the town.
“It was arranged that Pretoria should
b” taken possession of by Her Majesty's
troops at 2 o’clock this afternoon.
"Mrs. Botha and Mrs. Kruger are both
in Pr'toila. Some few of the British
prisoners have been taken away, but the
majority are still at Waterval. Over a
hundred of the officer* are in Pretoria.
The few I have seen are looking well."
Itejulclng In England.
London, June s.—At 2 o'clock this af
ternoon, a’mest eight men hs after the
declaration of war, Lord Roberts enter
While the comtnander-ln-chief of the
greatest army Great Britain ever put In
the field was fulfilling the promise he
made to the Guards at Bloemfontein, to
1 ad thrm Into the capital of the Trans
vaal, England was celebrallrg the event
with wild enthusiasm. Throughout the
1- ngth and breadth of the country tho
news sptead like wildfire.
Based on the recollection of recent Eu
ropean wars, when the occupation of the
eremy’s capi'al signified the end of hos
ti 1 les, Lcrd Roberts’ terse telegram was
universally taken to mean the practical
finish of the war which has tried Great
Britain's military resources as they were
never tried before. In London the Man
s on House and the war' office almost In
stantly became the centers for Jubilant
throngs. Flags again appeared as If by
magic and traffic had to be diverted
through other streets. Joyful throngs
thundered cheers and sang "God Save
the Queen.” Hats hoisted from thousands
of heads were waved In exultant hands
and shlmmertd like a coal bed In the sun.
I-ord Roberts' Six Miles Spruit dis
patch ws hardly printed by the "extras”
before the Union Jack of the war office
was hauled up the flags*.alT, and the ,brlcf
message was 'passed from mouth to
mouth: "Pretoria is occupied."
French North of Prrtorln.
The pressure of Gen. French north of
the Boer capital come, as a surprise, and
explained the commandeiMrt-cMef* re
triever, anent the position of the ener
getic cavalry leader. It was evident that
Lord Roberta delayed attacking until all
bis columns were ready to co-operate.
Judging from Lord Roberts' phraseol
ogy. the occupation of Pretoria was not
accompanied by nny loss of life. Wbni
has happened to the Boer forces which so
insistently opposed the British advance
at Six Miles Spruit, can only be surmised.
But, presumably, they have got away, for
the present at any raie.
The latest press dispatches from a rep
f< “entallve of the Associated * Press it
Pretoria, dated June 3, quote Gen. Botha
"So long as we can still count on our
thousand* of willing men, we must nit
dream of retreat or throwing away our
Gen. Botha, It Is added, annulled the
regulations appointing a special commit
tee to preserve order, eubstltuting mili
tary control for that of the committee.
Urged to stand Fust.
Geii. Lucas Meyer, addressing the burgh
fpj t ffkfmm
ers on the Church Square, urged them
all to stand fast.
Thu*, though their efforts were pitifully
futile, It is evident that a few faithful
Boer generals worked desperately to i*-
sist the overwhelming force of Lord Rob
The war office has Information that one
of the first things done by Lord Rob rts
after the occupation of Pretoria was lo di
rect Gen. French to relieve the BrliLh
prisoners confined at Waterval
Bells were rung, flags were flown and
holidays were declared all over England.
The Lord Mayor of London has eibl and
to Lord Roberts as follows:
"The empire will never forget what you
and the forces under your command have
accomplished. Accept the grateful con
gratulations of the citizens of London."
JOY IN QUEEN'S HOUSEHOLD.
War Situation us It I* Now Viewed
London, June 6, 4:33 a. m.—Queen Vic
toria, surrounded by the Duke and Duch
ess of York, Princess Christian, Princess
Victoria and many other notables of her
court, drank io the health of Lord Rob
erts and the army at Balmoral last even
ing. A great bonfire, lighted at Her
Majesty's command, blazed on Craisgown
mountain, illuminating the couniry-skle
for miles around. The nation joins in
the toast, glorifying Lord Roberts and
lurbulently rejoicing in his victory.
The dispatches of Lord Roberts, telling
of the incidents before the surrendering
of the capital by three civilians, stand
alone, as the correspondents with him
have not yet had their turn with the wires.
Lord Roberts’ postcrlpt announcing the
loss of the Yeomanry battalion came <oo
late for the public to know it last evening
The newspaper commentators cons der
the Incident deplorable, but as having no
weight to speak of in the results. The
battalion numbered between 400 and s'X>.
Gen. Botha and most of his men got
away; from Pretoria. This is inferred
from Lord Roberts’ message, but the pie
sumption Is that the Boer commandant
general cannot escape the British dis
positions without a flight.
Operations elsewhere seem to have
dwindled to nothing. Gen. Baden-Powell
joined Gen. Hunter, on Sunday, at Lcigh
Sir Redvers Buller has not moved.
Bennet Burleigh, wired, from Johannes
burg, that President Kruger took £2,000,-
000 in cash to Middleburg.
Mr. Burleigh and Guy H. Scull, an
American correspondent, entered Johan
nesburg the night before Lord Roberts
occupied the city and made a tour of it
unmolested by the armed burghers.
HIGH OLD TIMES IN LONDON.
Hilarious Effect of Roberts Victory
on the Populace.
London, June 6.—’England has been
celebrating to-night the fall of Pretoria,
very much as she did the relief of Mafe
king. Drunkenness ha* been a trifle less
than when Baden-Powell was the hero of
the moment, but in London and in ether
large town* the scones last evening we e
a practical repetition of those which
marked the other victorieis and long after
midnight uproarious yelling,the tooting of
horns and discordant chants ascendel
from the city, streets, usually at such an
hour as silent as the grave.
During the evening processions marched
along the Strand; Piccadilly and the other
leading thoroughfares. In fact, so great
was the crush that the easiest method
ot locomotion was to join one of the pro
cessions for whose strident choruses and
waving flags all traffic was stopped.
Coaches and cabs were freely chartered
In honor of the joyful occasion; and these
were soon so packed with invited and
uninvited guests, that they assumed the
aspect of living pyramids of bachanal
lans. Babies In arms, white-haired wo
men, girls of the street, club men In even
ing dress, the White chapel costermongers
intermingled along the thoroughfares,
bent upon celebrating the victory.
Into the faces of all were continually
thrust huge peacock feathers, described
lor unknown reasons as "Kruger's ptr
suaders." Girls were Indiscriminately
kissed. Joslled and tossed around amid
the jubilation of the midnight crowd. A
species of confetti which stuck to the
clothing of the recipient, proved a popul ir
form of showing one’s exultation, until
the stores of peddlers ran out.
Then the night grew older and -he
rowdyism of the worst form held sway.
From almost every barroom came sounds
of inebriate attempts to sing "God Save
the Queen" and “Rule Britannia.”
At the music halls and theaters last
evening the mention of Lcrd Roberts at
Pretoria brought every audience to Ils
feet In a second and It was almost Im
possible for the performers to hold the
Intel est of those In front of them.' Every
build.ng possessing an illuminating de
\lce used it for all it was worth until 'he
metropolis was ab az? with light. The
clubs on Pall Mall were lit up with huge
torches and the staid cld street of murky
cld buildings was scarcely recognizable.
Welcome io the Prince.
Around Marlborough House and the war
office the crowd continued thick. The
Prince of Wales came to town yesterday
afternoon nnd went to the opera In the
evening. Hts drive to and from the per
formance wa* marked by a tremendous
welcome. The news was wired to the
Queen a Balmoral Immediately on its re
ceipts, and the Union Jack was hoisted
over the royal residence. Throughout the
country Illuminations occurred on a large
scale. Effigies of Kruger were burned and
Innumerable telegrams of congratulations
were sent to the little field marshal who
hud made England so happy.
Lord Wolseley received the news while
visiting Henry James a* Rye. He improv
ed the occasion by attending the local
municipal meeting and Joining in the ca
blegram to Lord Roberts.
Rev. Dr. Talmage, who was *hut up In
the Mansion House by the and nslty of the
crowd after luncheon with th“ Lord May
o", *nld to a representative of the Asso
ciated Pre e:
"It Is the moat I spiring—the most won
derful exhibition of enthusiasm I have
ever sern. In acme r *pe. ta It reminds
me of the p ace Jubl ee In Boston at the
close of the American Civil War.
“The Boer cause la lost. They talk of
guerilla warfare, but Judging from what
I ta.e learned tere It scarcely seems
likely t'at this will amount to anything.”
BRITISH HAD DOME FIGHTING.
Account of Operations Before They
Got fo Pretoria.
London, June s.—The war office this
morning Issued the following dispatch re
ceived from Lord Roberts:
"Six Miles Hprult, 8:30 p. ro., Juno 4.
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
SAVANNAH. GA„ WEDNESDAY. JUNE 6, 1909.
HILL LEADS THE DELEGATION.
NEW YORK CONVENTION DOMI
NATED BY EX-SENATOR.
Hill, Croker, Murphy nntl VanNVyck
Are tlie Delegates at Large to
Kansu* City—Chicago Platform Not
Renlllrmed, lint New York Demo
crats Will Support the Platform
Adopted at Kansas City—Silver
Men Are Satisfied.
New York, June s.—The Democratic
State Convention to-day elected these
delegates at la g? lo the National Demo
cratic Convention: David B. Hill, Rich
ard Croker, Edwaid Murphy and Augus
tus Van Wyck.
Alternates—Frank Campbell, Jacob
Ituppert, Jr., C. Morgan Sanford and
El ct:rs-at-arge—Frederick Cook of
Rochester; Robert C. Thus of Buffalo.
The plaiform adopted contains no reaf
firmation of the Chicago platform of 1893,
but a declaration that the party in the
state will support tho p atform of the
Kansas City Convention. The platform
declares agslnst war taxes in time of
peace, declares for parity of gold and sil
ver as currency; demmds abolition of all
customs and tailfCs betjy.en Porto Rico
and the United States; condemns trusts
and monopolies and entangling alliances,
demands Just and liberal pension laws
and election of United S atos senators by
the people and favera the nomination of
William J. Bryan.
The convention gave promise of being
very stoimy, but ended qul tly. The par
tlcu'ar feature cf the convention was the
domination of affairs by ex-Senator Da
ild B. Hill. The sliver men profess to be
satisfied with the result.
The New York Platform.
The platform among other things says:
"We oppose war taxes in lime of peace.
We demand retrenchment and economy In
all the departments of the government
and condemn the extravagance and pro
fligacy which have characterized the pres
ent Republican national administration.
“We favor both gold and silver as the
stanard money of the country, the money
of the constitution and of our fathers—
each to be maintained at a parity with the
other In purchasing, debt-paying power.
"We ere opposed to that foreign policy
of the present national administration
commonly known as imperialism.
"We demand that our solemn anti-war
pledges made by Congress to Cuba and
to the world, should be speedily fulfilled
in good faith, thereby preserving our na
tional integrity and honor. We malntah.
that the constitution follows the flag over
every intergra) part of the United States
. "Oup plain duty Is to abolish all cus
toms tariffs between the United States
and Porto Rico and give her products free
access to our markets.,
"The chief characteristics of the pres
ent Republican national administration
are Hs weakness and corruption. Its
course has been vacillating and contra
dictory on nearly all public, questions.
"It has covered up and sanctioned the
rcanda s of Hs military administration.
"The disclosures cf the corruption of
Its appointees are breaking out every.,
"It has tolerated an offensive bosslsm
around the White House which has vir
tually dictated the civil appointments In
neaily all the states.
"We condemn President McKinley and
a Republ.tan Congress for a flagrant vio
lation of this plain duty, and for their
hypocrisy and inconsistency.
Condemnation of Trust*.
“We express our unquolifled opposition
<o those immense combinations of capital,
commonly known as ‘trusts,’ which are
concentrating and monopolizing industry
ad business, crushing out independent
producers of limited means, destroying
competition, restricting opportunities for
labor, artificially limiting production,
raising prices, and by reason of their
alarming multiplication throughout the
country, ore rapidly creating a condition
which Is becoming intolerable.
"These trusts and combinations are the
direct outgrowth of the policy of the Re
publican party, which has created, fos
tered and protected them. It receives
their support, and solicits and accepts
their prodigal contributions to aid Hs re
tention in power, and It Is therefore In
capacitated nnjl unwilling to abolish and
destroy them, or even to properly regu
late nnd restrict them.”
It condemns as hypocritical the recent
trust agitation In the House.
The platform ORpoees any alliances of
nny sort with any foreign government
that stand In the way of republican in
stitutions and aid for brave people strug
gling for freedom.
It Instructs delegates to act as a unit.
"The democracy of New York favor tho
nomination of William J. Bryan of Ne
braska for President of the United States
ot the approaching National Convention,
nnd the delegates selected by this conven
tion are hereby instructed to unite with
the democracy of the other states of the
Union In making such nomination, and
we pledge the unfailing support of the
democracy of New York lo the platform
adopted at such convention.”
DELEG ATES l N INSTRUCTED.
lint Mnrylntid Democrat* Seem to
Favor \V. J. IJrynn.
Baltimore, Juno s.—Tho Democrats of
Maryland In State Convention, here to
day, selected a delegation to Kansas
City, and adopted a platform which leaves
the delegates uninstrueted, but declares
that William J. Bryan Is the choice of
the Democrat*, both In the counties, and
In the state of Maryland.
Imperialism Is condemned, a large stand
ing army Is deplored, and it Is suggested
that the Democrats everywhere lay aside
their differences on the currency question,
and "unite In an effort to stay rhe over
whelming progress of radical errors in
regard lo the nnture of our government
inaugurated by President McKinley, and
the Republican party."
The delegates at large are Oov. John
Walter Smith, State Treasurer Murray
Vandiver, ex-Congressman Joshua ,W.
Miles, and Col. L. Victor Baughman.
The platform contains a plank indors
ing the Nicaragua canal, and condemns
President McKinley for the treaty with
Great Britain, surrendering our right to
defend the canal. It expresses sympathy
with the Boers.
Dissenter* Held Their Convention
ut JnekMon. •
Jackson, Ml**., June B.—Two hundred
and fifty delegates, representing twenty-
eight of the seventy-five counties in Mls
sissippl, assembled here this afternoon.
While not properly under the classifi
cation of bolters the members of the con
vention dissented from the action of the
Democratic State Executive Committee
in ordering a plurality primary to select
delegates to Kansas City and electors,
and refusing to call a primary therefor,
notwithstanding the general protests from
the press and County Executive Commit
Senator 11, D. Money, Senator-elect A.
,1. McLaurin, Gov. A. H. Longino and
Hon. R. H. Henry were selected as dele
gates from the state at large to the Kan
sas City Convention. Delegates from he
districts were also selected, and they w<Te
instructed to cast their votes for Bryan.
Allegiance to the Chicago platform of
1898 was reaffirmed.
Considerable comment was made be
cause Senator Sullivan’s name was not
on the list of delegates. ' The commit
tee says this action was taken for the rea
son that Senator Sullivan favors an ex
pansion policy, and his views do not
agree with the platform.
DEMOCRATS OK OKLAHOMA.
Platform Adopted After a Stormy
Memphis, June 5.—A special to the Com
mercial-Appeal from El Reno, O. TANARUS., say*:
"To-day's Territorial Democratic con
vention was the stormiest ever held in the
territory and after an all day session and
one held to-night the convention sijlit and
two sets of delegates were eleoted with
two national committeemen 1 . The ma
jority of the convention elected James R.
Jacobs of Shnwr.ess 'as national comm t
teeman. Resolutions were adopted de
claring adherence to the Chicago pisi
form, including the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of 1G to 1,
extending sympathy to the Boer repub'le*
and denouncing the action of th* Mc-
Kinley administration In la dealings
with the "unfortunate people of the Phil
ippine Islands In attempting to rob them
of their Inalienable righl to; govern them
The bolting convention under the lead
ership of the prelent national committee
man, Ja'per Sipes of Oklahoma City, met
in the same tall at lh> same time to
night and elected Jasper Sipes national
committeeman. This C'nrention, after
naming delegates to Kansas City, passed
resolutions favoring the nomination of W.
J. Bryan, incqrslrg the Chicago platform
and calling for the freedom of the Fili
REPUBLICANS SWEPT OREGON.
Plurality of the Head of the Ticket
Is About 8,000.
Portland, Ore., June s.—Complete re
turns from twenty-two counties out of
the thirty-three In the state #bow that In
yesterday’s elections the ftefluhllcans car
rld the head of the ticket by at least 8,-
000 plurality. Returns so far give Wojver
ton, Republican, for Justice of the Su
preme Court, a plura ity of 7,951. For con
gressman In the First district, Tongue,
Republican, has 2 411 plurality. In the
Second district Moody, Republican, for
Congress, has 5,550 plurality.
The Republicans will control both
branches of the Legislature and will have
a majority of 22 on Joint ballot.
The two houses wl.l be made up as fol
Senate. Republican, 20; opposition, 10.
House. Republicans, 36; opposition, 24.
The woman suffrage amendment 1* de
Counting In the city of Portland will
not be finish’d before to-morrow, but, up
to this evening, Rowe, Republican, for
(Mayor, has a p.urality of 500,
Democrat* of Idaho.
Lewiston, Idaho. June s—The State
D mociatlo Conven in to elect delegates
to the National Convention met here 'o
day, and after p>rfecilng a temporary or
ganization, adjourned until to-morrow.
DID NOT FAVOR VUE WOMEN T.
Col. Bryan’s Views on Trusts Were
Brad in the House.
Washington, June s.—ln the House to
day Mr. Cummings read the following let
ter from William J. Bryan, which the
Democrats cheered vociferously:
"Lincoln, Neb., June 2.—My Dear Mr.
Cummings: I see that the Republican*
are asserting that I think a constitutional
amendment necessary for the annihilation
of the trusts. I have never said or be
lieved that an Amendment was necessary.
I have urged legislation which I believe
lo be constitutional and have said that I
favor a constitutional amendment If the
decisions of the Supreme Court declare
such legislation unconstitutional. The
Republican party does not want to de
siroy the trust*. During thi* session of
Congress the Republican* have unani
mously supported a proposition to give
the national banks control of the cur
rency, and thus create a paper money
trust. I inclose a copy of my Chicago
antl-truA speech, which discusses the
question of constitutional amendment.
Yours truly, W. J. Bryan.”
ASKEW DENIED HIS GUILT.
Subjected to Revolting Torture to
Make Him Confess.
Mobile, Ala., June s.—The negro Askew
who was taken from jail last night, wa*
submitted to revolting torture In an at
tempt to make him oonfees the murder
of Christine Wlnterateln. He wa* whip
ped, hung until about to loee con*c!cus
ness and then was set fire to. He was
badly burned, but reiterated hi* Innocence.
Moors to Attack tlie French.
London, June s.—Special dispatches re
ceived this evening from Algiers portray
* serious situation. Thousands of Moors
are massing at Figulg and In the neigh
borhood, preparing for a determined at
tack upon the advanced posts of the
Stephen Crane I* Dead.
Badenweller, Baden, June 6—Stephen
Crane, the American author and war cor
respondent. died here to day, aged 30
Augusta, June s.—The Tenth Congres
sional district convention, In session here
io- day. renominated W. H. Fleming fcr
CONTRIBUTION FROM CRAMP.
ALLEGED DONATION TO REPUBLI
CAN CAMPAIGN FUND.
Furnished tlie Subject for a Warm
Political Debate In the Senate.
Question brought Ip liy Bacon.
Pettigrew Hca*erted That u
Deal Had Been Made With Crump
in I.SoJJ—Hanna's Rerord Attacked
and He Made a Hot Reply-.
Washington, June 5.—A tornado of part
isan dibate swept over the Senate to-day
with Senators Hanna of Ohio, Pettigrew
of Scuth Dakota and Carter of Montana
the chief figure*.
Fcr sensat onal criminations and re
criminations, for bitter personalities
and for poignant Invective, the debate
exceeded anything heard on the floor of
the chambrr for many years. The lie was
not passed directly, but the truthfulness
of statement* was challenged very
Mr. Bacon of Georgia precipitated the
scene by repeating a charge made several
days ago by Mr. PctVgrew that Mr.
Cramp, the Philadelphia shipbuilder, had
contributed 2100,(00 to the Republican cam
paign fund In 1892, with the understand
ing that he would be reimbursed by con
tracts for the construe lon of warships
for the government. This charge Mr. Ba
con said, had been denied neither by Mr.
Hanna, the pres nt chairman of the Re
publican National Committee, nor by Mr.
Carter, who was chairman of the commit
lee In 1592.
Then the storm broke. Mr. Hanna
vigorously denied any knowledge of such
a transaction and expressed hi* opinion
that It was false. Mr. Carter declared
the statement properly could be brand and
only as a lie.
Mr. Pettigrew not only reiterate! tl e
statement but created a tremendous sen
sation by asserting that his authority was
no less a person than Mr. Cramp himself,
and that in a conversation with Mr. Car
ter that senator substantially had veri
fied the atory. He a (so attacked Mr. Han
na relative to his election to the Senate.
Mr. Hanna replied 111 kind and express
ed doubt of the South Dakotan’s sanity.
Mr. Carter also vigorously denounce!
the charges and Mr. Pettigrew a* well.
Brought Up by Baron.
When Mr. Bacon reiterated Mr. Petti
grew’s charge about the Cramps alleged
contribution, Mr. Hanna was on his feet
"If,” said he, sharply, "I should under
take to reply to all such statements made
on this floor, I would occupy more time
of the Senate than even the Senator from
Georgia does. (Laughter.) I heard the
statement and considered It unworthy of
notice, and I declined to dignify It by a
"I had nothing to do with the campaign
of 1892, but I have heard this story, and I
say most emphatically and decidedly, that
I believe It is not true. So far as such
allusions are made lo the campaigns of
1896, I desire to say that no promises
were made, no consideration* were offered
to any person or any corporation for con
Mr. Carter then replied.
"The statement of the Senator from
Georgia,” said he, "Is the first Intimation
I have had that such a charge was made
by any person. As to the statement,some
body ought to be responsible for It. I
say now, and there are a nators on this
floor who will bear me out, that any
charge that contributions were thus re
ceived, or that any promises were made
to corporations or to individual*. Is abso
lutely false and can be branded properly
o ily as a He. Money was received by the
committee, but only through voluntary
c-ntritu'lops. In that campaign the par
ty was defeated and the country paid tho
penalty of that defeat.”
Pettigrew’* Serious Charge.
Mr. Pettigrew again spoke. He said:
"1 made the statement theta contribu
tion of 2400,000 had been made by Mr.
Cramp to the Republican National Com
mittee In 1892, and (hat he was to be re
imbursed for H with contracts for addi
tional warship*. My authority for the
statement Is Mr. Cramp himself."
This created a sensation in the cham
ber. i ,
“He told me. not in confidence, ns I be
lieve, on an ocean liner coming across
the Atlantic. He did not know where the
money had gone and had employed de
tectives to find out. He Intimated that It
had not been used for campaign pur
poses. Moreover,” continued Mr. Petti
grew, his words almost hissing through
the chamber, “1 have said the same thing
to the senator who was chairman of the
Republican National Campaign Committee
of that year, nnd he waved it off, smiling
ly. with the statement: ‘Well, we did hit
the old man pre<tly hard.’ ”
Adverting to Mr. Ilanna. Mr. Pettigrew
brought up the charges of bribery which
bad been made against the Ohio Senator
at the time of his election lo the Semite,
reading voluminously from the report of
the minority of the Committee on Privi
leges and Elections, Including newspap’r
stories of the account* of alleged tele
phonc conversations between Mr. Hanna's
friends and other persons. These state
ments, Mr. Pettigrew thought, coul! not
be swept aside lightly by Mr. Hanna,
Mr, llannn Make* Reply.
As Mr. Pettigrew resumed hi* seat half
a dozen senators clamored for recognl lon,
among them Mr. Hanna and Mr. Fo akcr,
his colleague from Ohio. The form r
rose to a question of privilege. Mr. For
aker was recognized and said the re
markable stalocncms made by the eenat r
from South Dakota required some teply.
It was an Ohio matter, he said, and the
Ohio senator* foil abundantly able to
take care of it. He had Intended to epeik
himself, but would yield to hit colleague.
Mr. Hanna said he felt like offering an
apology to the negate for pursuing llte
subject further, nnd he would not do *0
if he did not deslr? "to show to the Sen
ate that the whole matter was k conspira
cy— part of a concerted plan to work up
Home political capital."
“There was a pretty lively scrap In
Columbus." said hewgood humoredly. "It
was due partly to the. Democratic party,
and partly to the work of traitor* to their
party, and to their country, like the Sen
ator from South Dakota."
iMr. Hanna said these charge* had been
published first In a Democratic newspaper
of Columbu*, and fully and completely
denied by him at the time. He referred
to Senator Burke of Cleveland, aa one of
the chief conspirators In the senatorial
election, end denounced him a* “a traitor
and a scoundrel,” who had aa a Republi
can, lent himself to the conspiracy egnlnst
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COLORED CLUB TURNED DOWN.
Federation of Women'* Clubs Docs
Not Want Them.
Milwaukee, Wls„ June s.—The opening
of the fifth biennial convention of the
General Federation of Women's Clubs to
day was most animated. The board of
directors yesterday turned down the Col
ored Woman’s Club of Boeton, and this
afternoon a committee from the Massa
chusetts delegation drafted a strong pro
test to restore Mrs. Josephine Ruffin, the
colored delegate, to her rights. The color
question has been made an Issue with
other delegations, five of which to-day
offered Mrs. Ruffin their support.
The chief feature of the session was
Mrs. Lowe's address. Tho address was
not only masterful, but practical, and sire
made a splendid Impression by her plea
for the working woman. Among other
things, she said:
A great new field for practical opera
tion has been opened for the Federation
of Women's Cluts. In the Islands of the
sea, to which we must sec that our
arms carry civilization as well ns con
quest. To Cuba and the Philippines,
American women will flock in thousands
during the next few year*, whatever turn
the political aspect may take. Let us see
to It that these women carry with them,
the propaganda of the women's clubs
I lea, and plant It there securely to bring
forth fruit of Individual development for
the future. Ti e churchet are already
rushing to these new fields, thus setting
us a commendable example in uggresslon.
That we should follow their lead, In this
rratter, Is eminently fitting. The develop
ment* of the lrdlvtdual is the first pre
requisite of nny vital religion. It the wo
men of our new po**ee*lrns are to be
christianized they must first be Individ
ualized, and developed Into personalities
capable of a choice. I would recommend
the appointment of a strong committee,
In whose charge shall be placed this mat
ter of club extension. In the terltory
which Is becom ng so rapidly American
More Olllelnl* Named for Porto Rico
Washington, June 5.--The President to
day sent the following nominations to the
John A. Russell of IlMnotß, to be attor
ney general of Porto Rico; Samuel C.
Bothwell, to be marshal of the Supreme
Court of Porto Rico; William H. Elliott
of Indiana, to be commissioner of the In
terior of Porto Rico; W„ F. Frear of
Hawaii, to be chief Juettce of the Su
preme Court of Hawaii; Clinton A. Gal
braith and Antonio Perry of Hawaii, to
be associate justice* of the Supreme
Court of Hawaii.
Judges of circuit courts of Hawaii:
Abram H. Humphrey* of Hawaii, first
Judge, first circuit; R. B. Bllljnan of Ha
waii, second Judge, first circuit; John W,
Kalun of Hawaii, second circuit; W. fl.
Eddlngs of Hawaii, third circuit; Gllb-rt
F. Little of Hawaii, fourth circuit; J.
Hardy of Hawaii, fifth circuit,
William Haywood of Honolulu, to be
collector of Internal revenue, district cf
Postmasters: Virginia, T. G. Pearhy,
North Carolina, Mattie E, Hawkins,
Georgia, F. Me. Brown, Brunswick.
Brig. Gen. Josdph Wheeler, U. 8. V., to
be brigadier general, United States Army.
Postmaster*: Clark Grier, at Dublin,
Go.; Walker K. Landis, at San Juan,
WHEELER MADE A BRIGADIER.
.Senate Confirm* Appointment In tlie
Washington, June 6.—The Senate to
night conflremd the nomination of Gen.
Wheeler of Alabama, to be brigadier gen
Sometime ago President McKinley pro
mised Gen. Wheeler that he should re
ceive tht* commission, In the regular army
before the expiration of his, McKinley’s,
administration and the nomination of Olio
to be Major General makes the oppor
The bill Introduced sometime ago to ad
mit the appointment of three more briga
dier* has not passed. Had that gone
through lire nnd Wilson a* we 1 as
Wheeler would have been appointed. Gtn.
Wheeler will reach the age of retirement
Walter Gordon Roper of Georgia, naval
ondet, ha* been appointed a lieutenant In
the Marine Corps.
Hon. Ed. Wight of Albany I* among the
Georgians here to-day.
LARGE LUMIIEH PLANT BURNED.
Forty Families Are Homelra* and
game Believed Dead.
Quebec, June s.—The lumber plant at
Steetlen du Sngenay, belonging to Prince
Brother* and Company of Quebec, was
destroyed by flrq to-night. The loss will
reach 2400,000. I
Forty families are homelee* *■ a result
of the conflagration and It Is believed
several perUhed In the flame*. The tele
graph otltee and other buildings were de
The fire 1* suppoeed to have been start
ed by colonists.
TO BE TRIED BY CIVIL COURT.
United Sillies Soldier Held for Mnr
ilrr of a Cuban.
Washington. June B.—A question recent
ly arose In Cuba as to whether a United
States soldier arrested for the murder
of a native, should be tried by the mili
tary authorities of the United States, or
the civil courts of Cuba. The attorney
general decided tolday that thie civil
courts of Cuba have complete Jurisdic
tion In the matter. Ho advised that the
prisoner be turned over to them for trial.
Trouble On tlie Gold Coast.
London. June 6.—The Dally Mall has
a dispatch from Accra, dated to-dy, say
ing that !t 1* rumored there that Sir
Frederick Mitchell Hodgson, Governor of
the Gold Coast Colony, has left Kumassh
where he hail been besieged, and that he
Is believed to be In great straits.
All Nomination* Conflrmed|
Washington, Jijne s.—The Sendle to
night confirmed all of the Por
to Rican nominations sent In yes
terday. Also nomination* for Justice* of
the Court of I'rlvate Land Claims. In
cluding T. C. Fuller of North Carolina.
DAILT, A YEA*
f CE NTS A COPT. '
WEEKLY 2-TIMKS-A- WEEK.2I A YEAS
CHINA TO FACE ALL EUROPE.
OPPOSED TO INTERFERING WITH
Viceroy Ha* Ordered Chineses
Troops to Oppose the Further
I.muling of Foreigners—No Morel
Foreign fru|i Wanted at Pekin*
"Boxers" Continue to Murder
Christians anil Destroy Railroad
anil Other Property.
Shangha’, Monday, June 4.—The China
Gazette says It has the highest authority
for stating that the Dowager Empresg
has ordered the Tsurg LI Yamen to fac9
all Europe rather ihan to Interfere wltß
the "Boxer" movement.
Elsewhere it Is asserted that the vice*,
roy has ordered the troops to oppose th(
further landing of parties from foreign
warships, and that the troops now ens
gaged In operations are designed to pres
vent further foreign reinforcement*
Chinese Troops Haiti ng.
Tkn Tsln, June 5.—A representative ot
the Associated Press visited Huang Tsun
on the Pokln-Tlen Tsln Railway to-daj|
and found that the station had been burns
od and two bridge* damaged.
The otficer commanding the ChineM
troofs on duty (here said that 200 of hla
men had bolted, and only fifty remained
Tht *e fought well, killing a number of
The bolting troops were badly cut uf|
In the adjacent broken country. It ta stats
ed that sixty were killed or wounded*
Some of their bodies were recovered*
Bands of "Boxers” are patrolling thg
neighborhood, but have not Interfered
with the party of the Associated Preag
All the Chinese railway employes ard
deserting their pests and the troops sen*
lo guard the stations appear to be worsg
than useless. A guard of 250 sent to Feng
Tol bolted at Lu Kou Chao yesterday
morning when they heard of the trouble
at Huan Tung.
Trains cannot get through to Pekin oB
account of the burning of bridges.
ENGAGEMENT HAS COMMENCED.
Admiral KenipflT Wire* That He Hag
Landed More Marine*.
Washington, June s.—The Secretary ol
the navy has received the following cable,
gram from Admiral Kempff, command
ing the U, 8. S. Newark, lying at ih
Taku fort*, at the mouth of the Pel li*
river, dted Taku, June 5:
"Engagement has commenced. Hava
landed force of fifty seamen more—battal
ion of marines. Kempff.”
The cipher message 1* not entirely legi
ble and It Is supposed at the navy depart
ment the Admiral means that he baa
landed fifty seamen to reinforce the bat
talion of marines already ashore.
SCRUGGS TALKS ON CHINA.
“Boxer*” Represent the Sentiment
*f the Empire.
Atlanta, Gtx., June s.—Hon. William L.
Scruggs, for several year* consul gen
eral of the Unite! States In China, In
speaking of the recent actions of the
"Boxers,” throws some new light on the
subject. He soya that the so-called
"Boxers" represent what 4* undoubtedly
the public sentiment of the Empire of
China. That la to say, they represen*
the sentiment of the masses In all part*
"Despite all treaty regulations and pro.
fessions to the contrary, the masses In
China are unalterably opposed to anything
like foreign Influence In the empire. Th*
Chinese claim to be • chosen people, jus*
as much so as did the old Hebrews.
Their whole government, their civilian*
tion, their social system, are all predt.
cated upon the one Idea that their gov
ernment and their Jurisprudence are m
revelation from heaven. Consequently,
nil missionary work In China and all In
dustrial and commercial enterprises by
foreigner*, are looked upon by the masses
as directed to the overthrow of their civ
ilization, and, consequently, of their gov
"The 'Boxers' zo-called, merely repre
sent that sentiment. The enllghteno<!|
ruler* of China, the best men among
them, do not share that sentiment, bul
there Is no government that I know of
that I* more sensitive to popular senti
ment than China, consequently, the em
press dowager and the officials of thg
Chinese government, hesitate to antago
nize what they conceive to be the senti
ment of the great masses of the people.'*
GOVERNMENT IN INVOLVED.
Encouraging "Boxer*” In Tkelg
Work of Destruction.
London, June 6.—The Pekin correspond,
ent of the Times, telegraphing Tuesday*
“Mr. Norman, a missionary of the So
ciety for the Propagation of the Gospel,
was cruelly murdered at Yung Chlng, on
June 2. The Viceroy of Pe Chi Li ha*
officially notified the British minister..
The outrage 1* undoubtedly -due to the
complicity of the Chinese government in
the disturbances, caused by the Boxers.
"A secret edict issued two day* ago,
forbade the noldler* to fire upon the Box
er*. The soldiers, who were killed at
Huang Tsun, offered no resistance, and
wore almply guarding the railway.
"It Is indisputable that the chief sup
porter* of the Boxers Include Prlnca
Tuan, the father, and Hau Tung, th
guardian of the heir apparent, as well
as Tung Fuh Sung, the gpneral command
ing the horde* of Kan 8u soldiers, who
have long menaced the safety of foreign
er* In Pe Oh! 1.1,
"II I* imperatively necessary that tfia
Tien Tsln Railway should be Immediate
ly patrolled, and patrolled by British
guard*. Tien T*ln, Itself, is apparently
quiet, but there Is much suppressed. ex
SITUATION SEEMS ALARMING.
May Bea Fight Between the "Box
ers" till the Russian*.
Berlin, June s.—The latest news regard
ing the "Boxers” has reached here by
both private and official telegrams, all
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