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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. .- - Incorporated ISBB
J. H. ESTILL. President.
minister reported killed.
JAPANESE LEGATION IS SAID TO
HAVE BEEN DIRKED.
Chinese Situation Growing; Hore ami
More Acute—Talk of Effort to Re
store tlie Emperor—More Trouble
Ahead of the Power* Than Merely
Reaching; I’ek in— \<lli t ion* Doing
Mnde to Foreign Force*—-C In* h Be
tween British and French.
London. June 14.—A special dispatch
from Shanghai Bays an unconfirmed re
port has reached there from Tien Tsin to
•he effect that a foreign legation has been
burned and that a minister has been
killed. The names, iCis added, are with
held pending a confirmation of the report.
It is further rumored here that the in
ternational relief parties are experienc
ing great difficulties in regard to provis
ions and water.
It is believed that the delay has been
caused by the fear that the force was in
sufficient to overcome the opposition that
might be encountered and thus precipi
tate a massacre at the capital.
It is added that the Japanese have sent
two more cruisers and have landed 300
A telegram received from Yunnan Fu
says that the English and French mis
sions there have been burned and that the
foreign residents have taken refuge in
the Viceroy’s residence. The trouble, this
dispatch says, is reported to be due to
Want to Restore tlie Empire.
A special dispatch from Shanghai dated
"A report has reached here that the
British, American and Japanese minis
ters in Pekin favor the restoration of Em
peror Kwang Hsu. but that the French
and Russian ministers insist upon the
powers taking charge of China. It is fur
ther reported that the respective divisions
of the country have already been assign
ed. The belief is that the withdrawal of
the British ships from >he Yany-fse-Ki
ank is an indication of Great Britain’s die
olaimer of the ‘sphere theory’.”
I/ater reports from Tien Tsin confirm the
news of the burning of the Japanese le
gation, but the rumor that a minister has
been murdered is not confirmed.
Fifteen hundred Russians, with four
guns, have arrived outside of Pekin. This
makes 4,000 Russians .who have landed.
It is regarded as certain that the Japa
nese government will take active steps
concerning the murder of the chancellor
of the Japanese legation.
In consequence of a disturbance at t’he
Too, the German, flagship and H M. S.
Phoenix have returned there. A Russian
warship, with 600 troops, has gone to
Chinese desperadoes at Quin San. forty
miles from Shanghai, have seized three
steam launches and treated the passen
More Trouble Ahead.
London. June 15. 4:20 a. m.—Observers at
Shanghai and Tien Tsin think there is o
great deal more trouble ahead for the
concert of Powers then merely reaching
Pekin with 2.044 men.
Serious disturbances are taking place
at Yunnan Fu and Meng Tse, as well as
at other points at a considerable distance
from the capital.
The whole Chinese Empire seems to be
in a ferment.
The intentions of the Empress Dowager
are still equivocal, with a balance of
testimony on the side of a determination
to expel the appropriators of a part of
her country, or to lose her dynasty in the
attempt. It is related of her that on Mon
day. following the murder of the chancel
lor of the Japanese legation, she was
roused to a sense of danger, and went
personally to the Yung Ting gate of
Pekin, where she advised the rioters to
disperse. But she took no steps to ap
ply force, and the appearance of things
is more threatening than before.
IncrenKiiiK the Force.
While Admiral Seymour, with the In
ternational relief column is forcing his
way to Pekin, several of the Powers are
arranging largely to reinforce their de
tails at Tien Tsin. Germany purooses
sending 1,200 men. Great Britain sent 601
from Hong Kong yesterday, and 4*o wall
go Sunday. Italy has ordered 1,000 to hold
themselves in readiness.
Russia, according .to a St. Petersburg
dispatch of Wednesday, has decided "to
bring her force at Tien Tsin up to 6,000.
Thus the combined forces at Tien Tsin
will probably soon be al out 10,000 men.
An explicit statement made yesterday
afternoon in the House cf Commons l*y
the parliamentary secretary of the foreign
office with reference to the identity of
opinion among the Powers upon the qu s
tion of the application cf force and the
method of applying it;'is accepted by all
he morning papers as quite sufficient for
the present, and the hope is generally ex
pressed that nothing will happen to
diminish the harmony.
Almost it Collision.
An incident, however, has already o•-
curred, involving the British and French
• t Tien Tsin, which nearly ended in viol
ence. A dispatch from Tien Tsin, dated
“For some days the French and Russian
authorities here have been jenlous because
of the supposed facilities given to the
British authorities by the British em
ployes of the China railways. Yesterday
(Wednesday) some French marines at
tempted to take charge of an engine re
quired at the front. I.*ocomotive Inspector
Weir refused to give up the engine, and a
Frenchman attempted to bayonet him.
Weir caught the muzzle of the rifle and
the bayonet passed over the shoulder. For
a moment serious trouble between the
British and French was imminent, but the
prompt action of the British consular and
naval officers, backed by the American
consul and the railway officials, prevented
a collision. Conciliatory expressions were
exchanged. The French consul withdrew
his opposition and the British remained in
Charge of the engine as before.”
An Engagement Reported.
The Times publishes the following dis
patch from Tien Tsin via Shanghai, June
“A serious engagement has occurred be
tween the international column and the
Mohammedan troops of Gen Tung Fuh
Slang near Pekin.”
Byron Brennan, British consul at
Shanghai, who is now in London, says
that these Mohammedan troops are armed
with machine guns and repealing rifles.
WILL OPPOSE BELIEF FORCE.
Report of Chinese Entrenchments
at Pekin Reiterated.
London, June 14 A special dispatch
from Shanghai, says the positions of the
legations at Pekin is mo6t critical.
According to this dtepatch, 30,000 Chi
nese troops are drawn up outside the
gates of the city to oppose the relief force
and guns are trained on the American,
British and Japanese legations.
The American, Russian and Japanese
minister* have *ent courier* to Tien Tain,
asking for 2.000 troops of each nationality.
The United States*gunboat* Yorktown
and Castine left yesterday for Tong Kti.
There are no foreign warships now here.
Berlin. June 14.—The Berlin pa
pers print a dispa tell from Tien
Tsin saying that the international
relief column has arrived within thirty
mles of P kin. but that the distance re
maining must be trav Id on foot, as the
railway is completely and stroyed. This, the
i ispatth says, will require two or three
i bus far the German souadron has
landed at Taku t wontv-two' officers and
500 men. The German troops at Kiao Chou
will be increased on June 19. by the ar
rival cf a tran-nort witii 1990 soldiers.
Th*' transport originally had orders to rr
li ve che troops now srrvu g there, and
to bring th m back to G- rmany, but Em
pe: r Wi liam has just issued an order
directi? g that the steamer bo detained at
RAILROAD AGAIN DESTROYED.
Admiral Seymonr’s Forces Are Cui
Off From Tien Tsin.
Tien Tsin, June 14.—Railroad communi
cation between inis place and Admiral
Seymour’s international force* has been
cut three miles beyond Yang Tsun. Two
bridges have been destroyed.
It is rumored nere that the Boxers are
determined to burn lien Tsin station to
LAXG FANG a SECONDARY BASE.
Prince Tnan n<l Gen. Tung; Foil
Said to Have Resigned.
Tien Tsin, Wednesday, June 13.—1 tls
expected that Admiral Seymour has made
Lang Fang a secondary base and that he
will advance- the remaining forty miles as
rapidly as possible.
It is reported that Prince Tuan, the new
brad otf •he Chinese foreign office andGen.
Tung Fuh Siang have resigned.
Three more Russian warships have ar
rived at Taku.
TROOPS ARE AT LANG FANG.
Chinese Troops Ready to Prevent
Entrance to Pekin.
Tien Tsin, Wednesday, June 13.—The
international expedition is now at Lang
Fang, half way to Pekin. The troops
found the station destroyed and 200 ya;ds
of the track torn up.
Upon approaching the station they
found the Boxers still carrying on the
work <sf destruction, but the latter bolted
into the village upon the approach of the
advance party. A shell from a six-pound
er was dropped into the village and the
Boxers lied up the line.
Above the station a small party was
discovered engaged in tc-aring up the
track, but a few long range shots drove
them off. The patrol returned, this morn
ing and reports that a mile and a quar
ter of track has been destroyed. The ex
pedition will remain for the present at
A courier who arrived this morning
from Pekin and Lang Fang brought a
letter from the American legation stiting
that Gen. Tung Fuh Siang intends to
oppose the entrance of the foreign troops
into Pekin. Ten thousand troops are
guarding the south gate. The courier re
ports that it is said that upwards of 2.000
Boxers are in the immediate neighbor
hood of Lang Fang.
DELAY OF THE RELIEF FORCE.
It Is Fcnrcil It Will Not Reach Pekin
Tien Tsin, June 14.—Owing to the exten
sive damage done to the railroad line it
is now feared the international troops
cannot reach Pekin before Sunday.
The Japanese cruiser Suma has arrived
MASSACRE OF ENGINEERS.
Armed Men Guarding Franoo-Bcl
gian Railroad Track.
Brussels, June 14.—Confirmation has been
receive of the rei>ort of the massacre of
two Italians and one Swiss engineer em
ployed on the Belgian railroad, in North
China. The sister of the Swiss engineer
was also killed and two other persons are
The rest of the French an<t Belgian en
gineers reached Pekin and Tien Tsin in
The Frando-ißelgian company has three
hundred armed men guarding its main
track which is still ope-n for one hundred
MISSION 111 ILDJNGS B( It NED.
Serious Disturbance* Have Taken
Place at Yunnan Fn.
Shanghai, June 14. A dispatch from
Chuns King says that a riot has taken
place at Yunnan Fu. The buildings of the
China inland mission were partially de
stroyed and those of the Roman Cuthol e
and Bible Christian missions were utterly
demolished. All the missionaries are -afe.
A Russian troopship passed up the Yang
Tsc Wednesday, June 13. It was repo-ted
that her troops were to be landed at Han
kow. but the Russian officials at Shanghai
explain that the transport has merely
gone to Hankow to load for Odessa, and
the troops on board are time-expired men
on their way home.
RUSSIANS LAND MORE TROOPS.
An Attack Is Expected on Arrival at
Chinese C apital.
Tien Tsin. June 14.—The Russians have
landed four 8-ccntimetre guns. These with
Che 1,700 men, will start on the march
for Pekin to-morrow.
A train fitted with searchlights patrols
the line between Tien Tsin and Taku.
The opinion is growing here that the
Imperial troops will attack the interna
tional column near the capital, probably
ai Feng Tai.
Gen. Tung Fu Siang is in front‘and Gen.
Nieh is in the rear of the guards.
Ten thousand foreign drilled troops are
still at Shanghai.
TROOPS ON THE WAY TO PEKIN.
Twenty-five Hundred Have Gone to
Relief of begntion*.
Washington, June 14.—The following ca
blegram has been received from Admiral
“Tonga Ku, June 13.—Secretary of the
Navy, Washington: Twenty-five hundred
men are on the road to Pekin for the relief
of the legations; 100 are Americans; Eng
lish and Russian* in large majority; all
nations here represented. The Viceroy at
Tien Tsin gave permission to go there;
railroad being repaired as force advances.
Russians now r sending soldiers from Port
Arthur with artillery. Kempff.”
Admiral Kempff’s dispatch makes no
mention of any undue delay in the move
ment of the foreign force* upon Pekin,
and. as he is in a position to secure
on Fifth rage.)
SAVANNAH. GA.. FRIDAY. JUNE 15. 1990.
SAVANNAH CONTEST SETTLED.
DEVEAI’X FACTION WON IN HE
FIBLK AN COMMITTEE.
Mo.t Important Content Before the
Committee Wan Tlint From Louts
iana—Regular Organization Head
ed by Wimberly Turned Down
and New Element Led by Ex-
Got. Wnrmouih Seated—Hrpnb-
Ilean Gain* Promised in Loulst
Philadelphia, June 14.—The most inter
esting event in the Republican National
Committee meeting to-day was the seat
ing, of the Warmoth d:legates from Louis
iana after a spirited contest occupying
nearly all day.
This is an overthrow for the federal of
ficeholders of Louisiana, ten of whom
were on the delegation headed by Wim
berly. the collector of the port of New
Orleans. Although Wimberly is a member
of the National Committee and made the
strongest possible presentation of the
case, the committee by a vote of 25 to IS
declared in faver of his opponent.
Among the men thus denied s*ats in
the convention is William Pitt Kellogg,
former governor and at one time United
States senator from Louisiana, who has
been a delegate to every Republican con
vention since 1810. Warmoth and h s
frlends.who were successful to-day, rep
resent the sugar planting interests of
Louisiana, and the claim was made before
the National Committee that recognition
of this faction would make it possible to
elect three Republican members of Con
gress In the state.
When the committee assembled it was
announced that the sub-committee which
was appointed yesterday to consider the
Delaware contest was not ready to report,
and passing over this ease temporarily,
the committee took up that from 'he First
Georgia District. The contestants were
Joseph F. Doyle and R. R. Wright and
the eontestees W. R. Leaken, Esq., and
J. 11. Deveaux. The contest grew out of
the rival claims of J. R. Delegal and L.
M. Pleasant to the district chairmanship
and the committee decided in favor of the
The District of Columbia contest was
settled in favor of J. E. Jones and W.
C. Chase and against Dr. Robert Rcybarn
and George W. Lee, the latter a colored
E.oiilsiniia'ft New Element.
The Louisiana case was then-taken up
on the question of state delegates. This
was a triangular controversy-, one delega
tion. headed by E. T. Wimberly, claiming
position on account of regularity of organ
ization. another, headed by P. F. Herv/ig.
claiming its head to be the recognized
state chairman, and the Lily W-hites, cr
sugar planters, headed by ex-Gov. War
Mr. Warmoth, who presented the case
to the committee for the Lily Whites,
spoke for about an hour and a half, as
serting that his delegation represented a
new element in politics in the South, in
cluding many who were formerly gold
standard or protection Democrats. He
charged that on the other hand the Wim
berly delegation represented only the
office holders of the state; that ten of the
fourteen members were federal Officials;
that they were in regular co-operation
with the Democrats, their object being to
keep only enough men in the party to
make sure of retaining federal office.
J. Madison Vance spoke for the Wim
berly people. He said that Col. Dick, as
secretary of the national committee, had
recognized Mr. Wimberly and his follow
ers as the regular organization, and that
this organization contained the old-time
workers, the battle-scarred veterans in
the party in the South, such as Cant.
Wimberly and ex-Senator Keilogg.
He also charged that the Lily Whites
meant to ostracise the negroes, and if
that faction should be recognized, the
negroes of Louisiana, who had been so
faithful to the Republican cause, would
be without a political home.
Mr. Berwig made a plea in his own be
half. but his claims were not serious,y
considered by the committee in reaching a
conclusion. The delegation seated consists
of H. C. Warmoth. L. S. Clark, T. J.
Woodward and Joseph Leßlanc. .
A motion was entered to reconsider the
Third Louisiana district, while the parties
interested were consulting the Fifth Miss
issippi district was taken up, and J. W.
Smith and J. T. Iglehart were seated.
The committee then reconsidered the
Third Louisiana cases and seated Jules
Godschaux and W. J. Bekan, Warmouth
delegales. This action gives Warmouth
control of the state delegatfon.
The District Delegates.
When the committee assembeled for the
evening session it began the consideration
of the district conventions from Louisi
ana. As nearly the same questions were
involved as in the state at large, the com
mittee decided to- give but five minutes
on a side, and they were soon disposed of.
In the First district. C. W. Boothby and
Walter L. Cohen, Wlmberley delegates,
In the Second district E. Kuntz and Ern
est Duconge, Herwig-Harmouth delegates,
were seated, while In the Third district,
Charles Font a’.leu and E. Sorrell, Wim
berly delegates, received the decision.
In the Fourth district, B. F. O’Neil and
F. M. Welch, Warmouth delegates, receiv
ed the committee’s sanction. Another del
egation. which has not yet arrived, has
served notice of appearing before the com
mittee on credentials.
In the Fifth district, David Young and
P. J, Ewen. Wimberly delegates, were suc
cessful, and in the Sixth dislrlct, B. V.
Barnard and L. J. Souer, Wlmberley men,
were seated without opposition.
WOODn'l FF. LONG, DOLLIVER.
Seem to Re the Leading V(rf Presi
Philadelphia, June 14.—Chairman Han
na continues the center of interest and Is
much sought after for Interviews in the
hope that he will give some indication of
hie choice for the vice presidency. He Is
still non-committal, and while he has
been quoted in several papers, his state
ments are of a general character.
Senator Hanna has been very seldom in
the committee room and apparently avoids
taking part in the deliberations of the
committee so far as the contests are con
cerned. Mr. Fessenden of Connecticut
presided over the committee all day, -even
Hanna was present.
As to the vice presidency, while It ia
the uppermost topic of discussion, mem
bers of the committee and other leading
Republicans here, seem to be sl!l at sea.
Nearly every prominent Republican, who
says anything about it, remarks that "the
field is still open, and 4he best man will
win,” which Is taken to indicate that no
one has been accepted by those who are
managing the affairs of the party. The
avowed candidates are Lieut. Gov. Wood
ruff of New York, who has friends on the
ground hustling for him, Secretary Long,
who was launched today as a full fledged
candidate by the general distribution of
his pioture on buttons, labelled "For Vice
President, John D. Long." and Represen
tative Dolllver of lowe. whose friends are
.urging him because of bis reputation as
an orator, and also for geographical rea
According to the present outlook, be
sides the three named, there will be vot“s
cast for a number of favorite sons, though
probably in many insrancts it will be
purely a complimentary voie. Among
those are Senator Fairbanks of Indians
ex-Senator Washburn of Mlnneso-.S, Gov.
Schofield of Wisconsin. Judge Bartlett
Tripp of South Dakota, Sen nor Pritchard
of North Carolina, Irving Scott of Califor
nia. and Col. Jay L. Tori', y of Wyom
ing, while the field is open for any others
who may be entered for the race.
DEATH OF MRS. GLADSTONE.
Passed Away Without Recovering
London, June 14.—Mrs. Gladstone, widow
of William E. Gladstone, the English
statesman, died at 5:40 p. m., to-day.
Mrs. Gladstone, who had been uncon
scious for about seventy-two hours, died
without recovering consciousness.
In the dourse of the evening William
Gladstone, heir to Hawarden, arrived from
Eton, shortly followed by two sisters from
London. The bells of Hawarden Church
rang muffled peals.
By courtf-sv of the Dean of Westminister
and in .-.c'crln w th arrangements m de
in 1898, the funeral will be held in the
abbey. The interment will probably take
place on June 19, being of as private char
acter as possible.
Mrs. Gladstone was Miss Catherine
Glynne, the eldest daughter of Sir Stephen
R. Glynne. the eighth in a line of baronets.
She was married to Mr .Gladstone on May
25, 1839. At the time of the marriage Mr.
Gladstone had been in Parliament six
years and had been under secretary- for
foreign affairs. Mrs. Gladstone was heir
ess to her father’s estate, Howarden Cas
tle, where she and her distinguished hus
band made their home for many years.
The Gladstones had four sons and four
daughters. The sons are all living except
the eldest, William H . who died in 189!,
after sitting twenty years in the Commons.
Of the other sons, one is a clergyman,
another a merchant in India and the other.
Herbert, ts in British politics. Of the four
daughters three survive, one of whom is
unmarried. Mrs. Gladstone was noted for
her charity, her public spirit and her de
votion to her husband.
DEPREDATIONS OF YAQUIS.
Mexican Troops Still Having Hard
Time With Inclines.
Chicago, June 14.—A special to the Rec
ord. from Hermoeillo, Sonora. Mex., says:
Gen. Lorenzo Torres has returned from
an expedition to the country- around
Guameehita, where the Yaqui Indians
have been committing many depredations.
At Vinerama, a band of Indians was en
countered, and after a brief fight, throe
Indians were killed and ten taken prison
ers. In another engagement In which
the pursuing cavalry took part, two In
dians were killed and four men. five
women and four children, taken prisoners.
A few days ago the Indians attacked the
ranch of Miguel Lopez. A number of cow
. boys barricaded themselves in the prin
cipal ranch building* and put up a stiff
fight. The building was finally set afire
and seven cowboys perished in the flames,
or w-ere killed. After the battle with the
cowboys the Indians burned the remain
der of the ranch buildings and drove off
several hundred head of cattle.
COLLISION ON THE SOUTHERN.
Two Were Killed and Seven Were
Atlanta, June 14.—A northbound passen
ger train on the Southern Railway collided
this morning with an incoming accommo
dation, near Belt Junction, five miles from
Atlanta. Both trains were well-filled and
running thirty-five miles an hour when
they came together.
Those killed are: Reuben R. Mayfield, en
gineer of the accommodation train and
Benjamin Davis, brakeman.
The injured r(re: William N. Maine,
Atlanta, fireman, ribs crushed; W. A.
Sharp, Greenville, S. C.; Miss Davies,
Gainesville, Ga.; IV. C. Davis, Atlanta,
engineer; Robert Mcßride, fireman; Julius
Wilhelt, Atlanta, express messenger, and
J. H. McGregory, Atlanta, baggage mas
ter, severe internal Injuries.
Engineer Mayfield applied the airbrakes
when he saw the northbound train round
ing the curve, and stood at his post. The
wreck was da used by the failure of the
operator at Belt Junction to hold the
JONES IS IN KANSAS CITY.
Final Arrangements for Democrats
to Re Made To-day.
Kansas City, June 14.—Senator James K.
Jones, chairman- of the Democratic Na
tional Committee, arrived here to-day to
preside over the BUb-commit4ee meeting
to-morrow. The committee will decide
finally on arrangements for the national
convention in July.
Mr. Jones visited the convention hall,
in course of erection, and talked with
the local committee on arrangements.
The principal theme discussed will be the
charge that exorbitant rates are being
asked by the hotel proprietors.
National Committeeman Campau of
Michigan, also arrived, and togeiher they
visited the hall. Chairman Jonea said:
"I will talk the hotel situation over
with the sub-committee and then Issue a
statement to the Associated Press, telling
exactly how matters stand.”
DEATH OF BISHOP WTI.MEH.
Ills Famous Recommendation of Rr.
const ruction Times.
Mobile, Ala., June 14.—Rt. Rev. Richard
Hooker Wilmer, Episcopal bishop of the
diocese of Alabama, died here to-day. He
was eighty-four years old.
Bishop Wilmer was horn in Alexandria,
Va., March 15, 1818. He became widely
known for his recommendation to the
clergy of his diocese during the recon
struction times, to omit the Aayer "for
the President of the United Stales and all
the others in authority," on the ground
that only a military government existed
in Alabama. For this he was suspended
by Gen. George H. Thomas, and was for
bidden lo exercise the functions of his
office, but was afterwards reinstated by
Explosion Killed Eight Men.
Winnipeg, Manitoba. June 14.—A dis
patch from Canmora. Alberta, says:
A terrible gas explosion occurred in
Canmore coal mine yesterday afternoon,
resulting in the Instant death of eight men
and the Injury of several others. The
cause of the explosion It supposed to have
been carelessness on the part of a miner
in opening his safety lamp.
Squadron Reaches Boston,
Boston, June 14.—Rear Admiral Norman
H. Farquliar brought the five vessels of
the North Atlantic squadron into the har
bor at noon to-day. The navy yard bat
tery fired a salute of thirteen guns, which
the New York answered.
BOTHA THREATENS BRITISH.
THEY HF.RR SI RPRISED THAT HE
COULD ST AM) SO LONG.
A Iloer Itrporl Siy* the ltritlnli Rli*lit
inp: Via* Driven llm k Five
Wile*—Kracr I* Ivmiiuu !Vole*
Innteatl of Pn.vlnit flat IIIm Gold.
Itocr* Are Getting Frenli Supplier.
Duller T.u*l Wait 1 ntil the Dain
nsnl Tunnel In Repaired.
London, June 15, 3:30 a. m.—That Com
mandant Louis Botha should have been
able to stand for two days against Lord
Roberts and then to retreat without los
ing: any guns or having any of his men
captured is taken to mean that he has a
force which ihe British must ill reckon
as formidable when acting defensively.
The pacification of the whole of the
Transvaal, especially the wide spaces far
from the railways, is looked upon as a
business requiring months rather than
Meanwhile everything goes well for the
British arms. A Boer bulletin issued June
12, nt Machadodorp, said:
"Both wings of the fedearl force touched
the advancing enemy at Ift a. m. yester
day east of Pretoria. Fighting continued
until dark. The enemy, though in over
whelming numbers, were chocked along
a line of ihirty-six miles, and the burghers
succeeded in driving back their right wing
five •miles. Two burghers were killed and
Another Machadodorp announcement is
that the first regiment of Gen. Butler*s
force to attack Almond’s Nek was ‘ anni
hilated” but as the British were in over
whelming force, the burghers were com
pelled to abandon the nek. f
A dispatch from Lorenzo Marques dated
‘‘President Kruger is holding on to his
gold, and is issuing paper notes from u
press in his executive car. The Boer
government’s coin stock is exhausted, and
the officials are now paying out plain gold
disks unstamped. Some who have declin
ed to accept notes have taken- their sala
ries in gold bars. *The Boer government
is still paying out much gold In that way.”
Wore Supplies for Iloer*.
Two steamers arrived at Lorenzo Mar
ques yesterday, bringing several thous
and tons of supplies consigned to Portu
guese merchants, but destined for the
One hundred Americans, Frenchmen.
Germfinn and Hollanders have arrived
there by various steamers, en route for
Mr. Crowe, the British Consul General,
has large stocks of clothing for the Brit
ish prisoners; but he will not forward
these until he gets assurance* that the
Boers will not take them for their own
Gen. Buller will unable to advance
further until he fcets supplies. He will
probably wait until the tunnel has been
cleared. Nearly every farmhouse his
troops passed flew a white flag The Brit
ish took nothing without paying for It.
and a brisk business was done In milk,
eggs, bread and chickens by thrifty house
wives. who were pleased to get so much
Gen. Rundle had a sharp skirmish al
Ficksburg on Juim.l2. The Boers had been
aggressive all along (he whole Ficksburg-
Sc nek a 1 line and menaced Ficksburg in
force. The British outposts retired to the
village. Gen. Rundle held the attention
of the Boers in front with two guns, while
yeomanry were sent to their rear and
drove them off with a loss to the British
of three wounded. Two patrols were also
President Steyn is at Uitkop. His pres
ence there is supposed to account for the
II\D HARD FIGHT WITH BOTHA.
Doer Force* Fell Back to Second
Hill, Which They Hold.
London. June 14.—Lord Roberts reports
to the war oflice, under date of Pretoria,
June 13, 9:55 a. m., as follows:
“Methuen advanced to Honingsprult
yesterday and found all quiet. Kroonstad
is strongly held. Methuen returned to-day
to Rhenoster river, where the railway is
being repaired. We were engaged all yes
terday with Botha’s army. The enemy
fought with considerable determination
and held our cavalry on both flanks; but
lan Hamilton, assisted by the Guar
Brigade of Pole-Carew’s Division, pushed
forward, took the hill in his front,
caused the enemy to fall ha k on their
second position to the eastward. This tin y
nre still holding. It is sMghFy higher than
the one we have captured.
“The great extent f the country which
has to be covered under modern comli’i >ns.
of warfare renders progress very slow.
“Details of casualties have not reach* 1
me, but l understood they are moderate
in numbers. The only further casualties
i ©ported to date are two officers wounded.”
NEGOTIATIONS FOR PEACE.
Some of the floor Lender* Are Tire*;
London, June 15.—The Lorenzo Marques
correspondent of the Times, te’.egrjphing
“Among the Boer agents here there is
talk of negotiations being opened with n
view of securing peace. The nature of
these negotiations is not made public.
“Mr. Wolmarans, a cousin of the mem
ber of the Transvaal executive of the
sarm* name, has arrived here. He declares
that he Intends to take no further part in
“The British prisoners at Nooltge.lacht
are suffering terribly from cold, and ar
rangements ore being made to provide
them with shelter. Their rations are iden
tical with the scanty fare served out to
BOERS RETIRED EASTWARD.
Evacuated Their Strong; Ponltfon
London, June 14, 10:35 a. m.—The war
office issues the following report from
Lord Roberts under date of Pretoria, June
“The enemy evacuated their strong po
sition during the night and have retired
to the eastward. Buller’s force and mini
have afforded* each other mutual assist
ance. Our occupation of Pretoria caused
numbers of Boers to withdraw from
Latng’s Nek and Buller’s advance to
Volksrust made them feel their rear
would be shortly endangered.”
GOOD WORK OF THE DORSET*.
Gen. Buller Acknowledges Congrat
ulation* From Lannloivne,
London, June 14— The war office has
made public e dispatch from Gen. Buller,
accepting the congratulations of the sec
retary of state for war, Lord Lansdowne,
In which he says:
“The Dorset* who hav* been unlucky,
had a chance at Almond’s Nek and show-
ed themselves to be as good as any others.
“About 150 yards at each end of Laing’s
Nok tunnel are blown in and it will re
quire several days to move the debris.
The line otherwise is uninjured and open
to ihe reversing stations and also to
Surrender of W tikker*troom.
London, June 14 —Gen. Buller reports to
the war office as follows:
’’Headquarters at Icing’s Nek, June It.
iro rl g Gen. Lyttl ton yederduy re
ceived ihe formal submission of the town
and disciict of Wakkerstroom.which the
enemy is behoved to have completely
t ape Town'* Cabinet.
Capo Town, June 14.—Sir Alfred Milner.
Governor of Cape Colony, has sent for
Sir John Gordon Sprlgg, who is trying
to form a cabinet.
OPPOSED ORGANIZED L\ROR.
Joint P. ( otil it of Lake Bntler, Fla.,
Before tlie ('oinntlhrloii.
Washington, June 14.—John P. Coffin,
of Lake Butler. Fla., testified before the
Industrial Commission to-day in regard
to labor in its relation to capital. He was
opposed to organize I labor iti its contesis
with non-union labor and said that the
walking delegate was largely responsible
f r strik s. He was particularly seveie in
his criticisms on this cla s.
The next great xause of labor troubles,
he said, was greed, "< metimes on the
part of the narrow-minded employers, but
the agitator is always in the field ”
The third cause was, in his op.nion, the
employment cf non-union men in a shop
wln re the lal or combination* are trying
to obtain and keep ahs lu e control. This
atta* ks the right of the t m. loyer to man
age his own affairs, an t the right of a
Ctizen to earn his breid. Such action,
said Mr. Coffin, forms a gigantic trust Ip
-i.e which ihe so-caile 1 trn- ts or aggre
gations of capital pale into Insignificance
lie advocated the non-employment of
alien labor after the foreign r had been a
resident of this country a sufficient 1 ngth
of time to become a citizen and still re
mained an alien.
Mr. Coffin recommended legis’atlcn for
bidding the employment of convict labor
except upon the roads of the several
.tales; also legislation forbidding the em
p oyitient <t ch Id labor. He earnestly al
- ated the eight-hour law as allowing
t> e laborer to b come educated and broad
minded and thus a better citizen.
PART OF THE UNITED STATES.
Still Porto Rico <nu Be ftoicrnnl
New York. June 14.—Judge William
Townsend, In the United Slates District
Court for the Southern district of New
York to-day handed down an opinion in
the case of John H. Goetz & Cos. vs. the
United S*a es in whl h he declares that
Porto Rico is a part of the. United States
so /ar as other countries are concerned,
hut fo far as the constitution of this
country is concerned is a foreign country,
and that the United States can govern it
without subjecting it to the burden of
The rpolsiqn of Judge Townsend affirms
the decision of the. hoard of general ap
praisers assessing a duty of thirty-five
c nts per pound on 100 bales of leaf or
COLOMBIAN REVOLUTION OVER,
Kevolutlonlnl* llnl Only 4,000 Men
After the Fight.
Washington. June 14.—Dr. Cuervo Mar
quez, charge d’affaires of the Colombian
legation to-day received from Panama
officials bulletins giving details of the re
cent bloody engagement between the gov
ernment troops and the revolutionists.
One of the bulletins is signed by the gen
eral in command of the government troops
“I consider the revolution ended. The.
enemy’s army after the fight numbered
only 4,000 men and I think they cannot, se
cure reinforcements. They have exhaust
ed their supply of 1,200,000 cartridges. Their
loss is 1,000 dead. Including ten chiefs and
many subordinate officers. They have
1.500 wounded. These figures are furnished
me by the prisoners, some of them persons
The fight occurred near Ru> tnramanga,
in the district of Palotiegro and Lebrija.
WANT TO JOIN HIS BANDS.
Wive* of Officer* In Philippine* De
sire to Go There.
Washington, June 14.—1n response to the
large number of requests from wives of
officers serving in the Philippines to Join
their husbands, the Secretary of War has
decided that the wives of the regu
lar officers and the volunteer staff officers
stationed in the Philippines can go on the
government transports when there is room
for them, by getting permission fronq he
quartermaster general of the army, but
that owing to the fact that officers of vol
unteer regiments will soon he returned to
this country by expiration of term of
service, the wives of these officers will
no-t be permitted to go to the Philippines
on the government transports.
FARMER’S INSANE JEALOUSY.
Killed Hl* Adopted Daughter and
Louisville, June 14.—Moved by strange
Jealousy of an adopted daughter, Thomas
Bach, aged 50, to-day shot and killed Mol
lle Bach, aged 18, because she was secret
ly morried four , weeks ago to Newt
Thorne, n young farmer. Bach then kill
The tragedy occurred at the Bach farm,
eleven mile* from Louisville. Mollle Bach
was adopted twelve years ago by the
Bach family, and given their name. Thom
as Bach, although he is a married man,
was intensely jealous of the girl, and he
had told her. It is said, that he would
kill her if she ever married.
If%* MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS.
Bryan’s Instructed Vote Insure* Him
Chicago, June 14.—8 y the actiqn of the
Democratic state convention in California,
Missouri. Kentucky, Georgia and Ver
mont to-day Hon. William Jennings
Bryan is assured of the nomination for
President on the Democratic ticket. The
Instructions given delegates by those five
states carry Mr. Bryan’s votf, It. is be
lieved, considerably over the two-thirds
necessary to nominate him.
OVER <1,000,000 SUFFERERS.
Increase of Famine Stricken Popula
tion In Bombay.
Simla. June 14.—Over 6,000.000 person* are
now receiving reHef. There was an in
crease In Bombay of 200,000 last week, ow
ing to the return of deatltute people who
deserted* the work* on account of the
Th prcpects of a fair monsoon are
DAILY. IS A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES- A- WEEK. II A YEAR
PARTY HARMONY IN GEORGIA.
DEMOCRATS NAME CANDIDATES
Mr. Rarrou'N Appeal for Sonth Geor
gia Not Heeded—No Local Option
Plank in Georgia Platform—Bryan
and Chicago Platform Indorsed.
New l*Muen Given Much Promi
nence—Name* of Elector* and Del
egate* to Kau*n* Pity.
Atlanta, June 14.—Georgia’s delegation
to the Kansas Pity convention, which w r a
chosen in the State Democratic convention
here to-day. was instructed to cast its vote
for Hon. W. J. Bryan as the presidential
nominee of the Democratic party.
There was considerable enthusiasm at
the. mention of the Nebraskan’s name and
the Democratic party in Georgia showed
itself to be a unit for his selection.
The convention with 4<X) members pres
ent was a harmonious one. It was called
to order by Chairman Fleming G. dußig
non of the. State Democratic Executive
Committee at 10 o’clock, and only a few
hours were required to nominate, a state
ticket, select four delcgates-at-large to
the National convention, adopt a platform
There was no action by the convention
declaring Senator Bacon, the nominee of
the party for senator, to be elected by the
incoming Legislature. This was due. per
haiw. to the fact that as Senator Bacon
could not be elected by the. people, hi*
nomination ought to be made in the legis
The Chatham delegation is as follows:
Pope Barrow, Fleming dußlgnon, George
T. < *ann, A. A. Lawrence, J. Ferris Cantt
and Merit t W. Dixon. Messrs. George
I < ann and Lawrence were not here.
Their proxies were held by Robert M.
Hitch and J. Robert Cramer. Solicitor
Osborne was an onlodkor.
The following are the delegates from the
Mate ar large to the Kansas City cooven-
Uon: Boykin Wright of Augusta. J. J.
Spalding of Atlanta. Wylie B. Burnett of
Athens and Lewis F. Garrard of Colum
The galleries of the hall of representa
tives were filled with spectators when the
convention met. After being called to or
der by Chairman dußlgnon, Hon. 10. T.
Brown of Atlanta was elected temporary!
chairman. He addressed the convention
briefly. Permanent organization w. 19 ,nn
effected w-lth Mr. dußlgnon as permanent
In addressing the convention hs con
gratulaied the party on Its unity as a
state organization, and said that Its power
was greater this year than eVr b fore.
Xo Local Option Plank.
Notwithstanding the strong efforts to In
ject the local option plank into the p.at
form. the tide turned with the assembling
of the convention and the rla form
was dumb on the subject.
The convention worked smoothly ur.tl
the secretary and clerks were counting
the votes for delegates-at-large. At iha
time the vote hlood:
Boykin Wright of Richmond. 312; Jack
J Spalding of Fulton, 283; Louis F Gar
rard of Muscogee, 223; Wylie Bu.nett of
Clarke, 210*/,; John Triplett of Thomaa,
194Vj; V. T. Sanford of Floyd, 113.
At this Juncture the Triplett forces en
gineered a unique scheme. Sanford’s name
were withdrawn and Instantly there
c.imc requests to change to Triplett. The
move was so sudden and concerted that It
paralyzed the forces of the other candi
dates for a few seconds, but Ellis of Bibb
came to the rescue by citing that under
the rules of the last house under which
they were working, a change of vote, un
less it was cast under misapprehension,
could not be made.
The vice chairman presiding, seemed In
clined to sustain the point. Instantly
there was bedlam and confusion. Finally
Hon. Pope Barrow gained the at
tention of the convention apd
mounting a desk appealed to the
members to give South Georgia
one of the four, "drawing a line,” he said,
"from Augusta to Columbus." The con
vention had already given three of the
places to North Georgia.
, He appealed for folr play, but South
Georgia did not get a place on the del
egation at large. I
There followed more, turmoil, and tha
chairman had difficulty in maintaining or
der The chairman on his own authority,
said he would let the convention deter
mine where the changes could be made.
As the vote progressed at length on this
question, and it appeared that the no’*
would win, the name of Hon. John Trip
lett was withdrawn, and the first four
on the list above were unanimously nom
inated'. Triplett was later made an alter
The Ticket ffomfuated.
Committees on credentials and platfo-n*
and resolutions were named. There being
no contests fpom any county on the Reel
ing of delegations, the credentials com
mittee ha<l no business before It. The res
olutions committee retired .to formulate
the platform. During its absence ihe fol
lowing state ticket was nominated: •
For Governor—Allen D. Candler.
For Secretary of State—Phil Cook.
For Attorney General—Joseph M. Ter
For Controller General—William A.
For Treasurer—R, E. Park.
For Commissioner of Agriculture—O. H.
For Commissioner of Education—G. R.
For Justices of tha Supreme Court—
William A. Little and Hal T. Lewis.
Three prison commissioners were also
There were no contesta for any of Ihe
places on the state ticket, the delegate*
having been Rent to the convention In
structed by the state primary, held In
The election of the foregping ticket will
take place In October. T
The convention also named Augustus
Dupont and Fulton Colville, presidential
electors from the slate at large.
The Georgia Platform.
The platform which the convention
adopted indorses the Chicago platform o
1898. and declare* against the natlongl
policies of the Republican party.
It Indorses the present state administra
tion and congratulates the people of the
state on the school system of Georgia
developed arid maintained under Demo!
The platform favor# an amendment to
the constitution limiting the power of thg
General Assembly to levy and asses*
taxes for eny purpose whatsoever exceed
ing a specified per centum except In caces
of insurrection, etc. Ballet reform was
Indorsed, but no reference was made to
limiting the franchfse.
An amendment to the Federal constltn
tlon for the election of United States sen
ators by the people te demarded. The
construction of the Nicaraguan canal la
The gold standard la denounc
ed. The repeal of the war revenue tax get
Trusts are condemned and denounced aa
unlawful combinations and legislation hi
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