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RUSSIA SIDES WITH CHINA.
Foreign Ministers Virtually Pris
oners in Pekin,
Only the Presence of the Foreign
Gnard, Prevents the Hob t'rom
Attaching the Ministers—Empress
Dowager Says No More Troops
Shall Enter the Sacred City—For
eign Troops Still Delayed—United
States May' Have to Send Troops
From the Philippines— Tnku Forts
May Soon Be Seised.
Tien Tsin, June 15.—The mixed forces,
It is reported, will attempt to seize the
Taku forts to-night.
Gen. Nieh is moving 2,5000 troops from
Lu Tai to Cfiun Lia Cheng. Gen. Tung's
Shanghai troops are moving to Pekin.
London, June 16.—This is the situation
in China as it appears to the Shanghai
correspondent of the Daily Express, cab
ling last evening:
"It is really a state of veiled war. The
members of the foreign legations in Pe
kin are virtually prisoners; and the Chi
nese troops are only restrained from at
tacking them by fear of the legation
' Meanwhile the ministers a:e altogether
unable to communicate with the officers
commanding the re.ief column, which is
making an enforced and isolated halt be
tween Tien Tein and Pekin. The walls of
the capital are guarded by ICO,COO imperial
trooops. The gates are heavily defended
with modern guns. Gen. Tung, acting un
der orders from the Empress Dowager,
says that no more foreign troops shall* en
ter the sacred city.
“On Monday the ministers sent a de
mand to the Tsung Li Yemen that the
gates be opened, declaring that otherwise
th* foreign troops would enter forcibly.
TO this no reply was given. A second
message went unanswered, or had not
been answered when the latest news left
“Sir Claude MacDonald's latest message
says, that the legations are capable of
sustaining an effective defense, unless at
tacked in force.”
Rn**la Sl<les With China.
Russia, this correspondent asserts, not
withstanding assurances to the contrary,
sides with China. Some, foreign troops
are already reported to be in the environs
of Pekin, end the attitude of the Chinese
troops is increasingly menacing.
“The streets of Pekin,” continues the.
correspondent of the Daily Express, “are
reported to be seething with anti-foreign
mobs, clamoring- for the destruction of
the legations and the death of the foreign
ministers. Even were the Tsung Li Ya
men disposed to restrain the violence of
the reactionaries, it is considered highly
improbable that they will be able to hold
them in check. For the foreign ministers,
the crisis wifi arise when the relief col
umn comes in sight of Pekin.
“It is still felt here that the foreign force
is wholly inadequate to battle with the
horde® of Chinese troops massed outside
the gates, which now include the imperial
troops from Shan Hai Kwan."
English Message* Refnsed.
A disquieting element in the situation is
the fact that, although the Russo-Chinese
telegraph line from Pekin, via Kiakhta
(Eastern Siberia) is working again, the
transmission of English messages is
From Tien Tsin it is reported that the
foreign forces in the harbor will attack
the Taku forts, and if necessary bombard
The international column appears, to be
still al Lang Fang, engaged in slowly re
pairing the railway, which, according to
a dispatch from Tien Tsin to the Daily
Mail, dated June 14, cannot be effe t and for
weeks. The force is short of provisions,
and, as it is without Held transport, it
must stick railway.
The report that the mixed forces will
seize the Taku forts is taken to mean that
the foreign commanders expect no aid
from the Chinese government in repr ss
ing the disorders and are determined to
make Taku secure as a base from which
MAY HAVE TO SEA D TROOPS.
Cabinet Talk* of Landing a Force in
, Chinn From Manila.
Washington, June 15.—1 t seems proba
ble that, after all, the United States
troops ir> the Philippines will be called
upon to furnish a contingent t to assist
In the rescue of the foreign missionaries
In China, and in the protection of the
foreign embassies and 1 legations.
A great change has come over the ad
ministration In this regard, for os late
as yesterday, there was a firm determi
nation not to go beyond the employment
of marines and sailors. There was s'iil
such a purpose when the cabinet met this
morning, and there is even now a disposi
tion to limit the United States forces em
ployed to the navy, if sufficient force can
be secured from that branch of the ser
Some inquiries are being made of the
navigation bureau, and in (urn of Ad- i
miral Remey, to see to what extent the
United States forces in China can be aug- I
nvented. It Is realized that the small
force now engaged is entirely dispropor
tionate when compared with the foreign
contingents, to the interests and duty of
the United States.
There is reason to believe that the navy
has done all that it can do with safety in
China at this stage, and that recourse
must be had to the army. Already Admi
ral Remey has i :dicat*d that he cannot
s,/are more marines, arid he is locking to
th navy department for another battal
ion to replare the men he has been
o liged withdraw from the naval s a
tkn at Cavi e to assist Admiral Kempff.
Cabinet Considering It.
It is admitted that the ca’dnetMs se
ri usly considering the dispatch of troops
co Tim Tbin and it is under.- 1 odd that
inquiries are being made, probably direct-*
ed to Gen. M cAnhur. as to the number
of troop that can be spared for this
emergency, and the possibility of securing
transportation for them.
| The troops could not be gotten to Tien
Tsin in less than a week, even if the or
der for their employment should go for
That the cri-is is by no means past,
hj.it is on the contrary rather more acute
is evident 1 and by a cabl gram receifed by
the state department this morning from
'he United States consul at Tien Tsin.
Mr. Rags tale. He says that the mobs are
in control of the naive city of Tien Tsin
and the authorities do not seem to be able
j to do anything with them. He adis that
j. Coe foreigners at Tien Tsin are still safe.
Owing 10 their natural reluctance to
j employ troops save as a last resort and
the disinclination of :he war department
to supply such troops except un ler press
ore th 1 officials this afternoon v/ere con
sidering an alternative proposition. This
content lated t e putting out of commis
j ? lon of several of the big ships atcached
to Admiral Remcy’s fleet, notably the
I Oregon and the addition cf the sailors
lad marines so rel ased to Admiral
j Kempff’s landing force. The big ships
carry, on an average, more than 300 men
a i iece.
Root Would \ot Dine ass It.
Secretary Root and dines to discuss the
military aspect of the situation. To the
newspaper men this afternoon he admitt
ed that the g n* ral Chinese situation was
| discussed at the meeting cf the cabinet
to-day, and that S c ret ary Hay furni c hed
all the information he had on the subject.
The Secretary was asked whether it had
he n finally dec <J and o fend ary troops to
China fn m the Philippi* es and rep ied
i that it had net. To a further question as
to whether there was any prcspect of
such acilcn. he said he would no’t under-
I take to talk about it. He was willing,
however, to make the broad, general as
sertion that troops will be sent to China
in case it were found that
there was greater necessity for
them there than in,the Philippines. To
another lea-: g question he said positive
ly that so fir as he was advised there
was nothin? in the present situation in
China to call for the immediate dispatch
of troeps from the Philippines.
Foreigners Are Interested.
Among the foreign representatives in
Washington, the information that the
United Slates probably would augment its
military force in Chinn, was received with
very general satisfaction, and particularly
in British and Japanese circles, it elicited
Mr. Nabeshima, the Japanese Charge
d’Affaires, pointed out that the United
States was in a position to act with far
greater advantage than any other of the
great Powers, as the forwarding of a large
military force, by any one of them, would
excite suspicion and opposition, whereas
such a course by the United States was
absolutely above suspicion.
The Chinese minister showed the deep
est interest in the course of the United
States, relative to the dispatch of troops,
but in the absence of advices from his
government, indicating the policy on such
movements, he not wish to discuss
the effect of the action.
NOTHING HEARD FROM CONGER.
Consul at Cliin Klang Also Supposed
to lie Cut Off.
Washington, June 15.—Nothing has come
to the state department from United
States Minister Conger at Pekin since last
Tuesday evening, and the officials have
settled down to the belief that not until
the foreign relief column reaches the Chi
nese capital will Mr. Conger be able to
resume the use of the cable.
Nothing has been heard from the United
States consul at Chin Kiang since his
last appeal for the sending of a warship
to that point, and it may be that he, too,
has been isolated.
The consul at Che Foo is in better po
sition, for a cable received at the navy de
partment to-day announces the arrival of
the gunboat Yorktown at that port.
Admiral Remey cabled the navy depart
ment this morning as follows:
“Cavite, June 15.—At Kempff’s request,
I shall send the Iris about the 20th with
coal and stores for 900 men for three
The Iris is a big collier and distilling
ship. The 900 men mentioned in the ca
blegram make up the personnel of the
flagship Newark, the Monocacy, now on
her way to Taku. and the Yorktown, at
Che Foo, with the marine contingent
ashore in China.
JAPAN GREATLY AROUSED.
Murder of Official Lend* to Sending
of Eight Warship*.
Yokohama. June 10.—The murder of the
Japanese chancellor of legation at Pekin,
by the Chinese imperial troops has arous
ed keen feeling in Japan.
The press urges the government to exact
Eight warship® are to be sent to Taku.
WILL ACT WITH THE POWERS.
Hut Ru**in Iln* No Desire for a
London. June 16.—The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Times telegraphing
“In competent political.circle® there is
no wish or trace of intention to act in
China other than with the great Powers.
At the fame time there is no and sire to es
taUlsh a Europ an concert. Russia, like
the United States, reserves to herself in
dependence of action.”
Germany feels alarmed.
The Sltnntlnn lu Chinn I* Canning
Berlin, June 15.—The German foreign
office has not yet received expected dis
patches from China, and their non-appear
ance is interpreted to mean the exlsten e
of alarming conditions. Doubt® are ex
pressed, however, as to the accuracy of
the latest alleged news from Pekin, be
cause of the fact that telegraphic commu
nication wdth the Chinese capital has rot
The correspondent of the Associated
Press to-day obtained from a leading for
eign office official the following statement
as to the German forces- In China. The
“Our forces include three laige cruisers,
the Hansa, Hertha and Kaiserin Augusta,
the small cruisers Gefion and Irene and
the gunboats litis and Jaguar, with their
crews, aggregating 2.272 men. Then there
are our force® at Klao-Chou. 3.2C0.. These
5,472 are all trained men, of whom 3,000
(Continued on Sixth
SAVANNAH. GA.. SATURDAY. JUNE 10. 1909.
BRITISH TOOK DIAMOND HILL
SPLENDID ADVANCE MADE OVER
Boer* Thought They Were Sur
rounded and Hastily Retired.
Boer* Will Withdraw Through the
Lydenhurs District Into the Zout
panshcra Region—lt 1* Said Steya
Stnnd* in the Way of Peace.
Troop* May Re Sent (o China.
London, June 15. 6:16 p. m—The war of
fice lias received the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
“Pretoria, June 15.—As I telegraphed
yesterday from one of our outposts, fif
teen miles east of Pretoria, the Boers
evacuated their position during the night
of June 12. They had paid so much at
tention to strengthening their flanks,
that their center was weakly held, and
as soon as this became evident on June
12, I directed lan Hamilton to attack.
He moved, against Diamond Hill with the
Suffolks, Derbyshires and City Imperial
Volunteers, supported on the left by the
Guards brigade under Inigo Jones.
“It was grand, seeing the way ouf men
advanced over the difficult ground and
under a heavy fire.
"The casualties, I am thankful to say,
were less than 100, a very small number,
considering the natural strength of the
position which had to be carried.
Made the Boer* Retreat.
“Our seizure of Diamond Hill caused the
Boers to feel they were practically sur
rounded and this resulted in their hasty
retirement. They were being followed yes
terday by some of our mounted corps.
“Hamilton spoke in high terms of the
treops engaged. Hamilton received a con
tusion from a shrapnel bullet in the
shoulder, but is not, I am happy to say,
unable to perform his duty.”
The rest of Lord Roberts’ dispatch
deals with the casualties and Gen. Ba
den-Poweil’s movements in Western
Transvaal where Eaden-Powell with 800
men is systematically re-establishing or
der and collecting arms and supplies.
About 600 Boers have surrendered and
Baden-Powell captured 230 prisoners.
According to Baden-Powell's report the
Boers will readily discuss terms of sur
render and they all appreciate the work
of pacification performed by his troops.
No Near* of Fre*h Fighting.
I .or:,ion. June 16, 4 a. m.—Lord Roberts’
dispatches leave affairs east of Pretoria
with the Boers withdrawn Cos new posi
tions Tuesday. News of fresh fighting is
expected at the war office, but none came
Gen. Rundles patrol had a skirmish
with Boer videttes again Wednesday.
Some wonder is expressed here as to what
he is doing with three divisions. It is
assumed by some that Gen. Buller will
move into Orange River Colony and co
operate with Lord Methuen and Gen.
Rundle in bagging President Steyn and
his seven or eight thousand followers.
Part of Christian Botha's force has halt
ed at Paardekop, eighteen miles northwest
of Volksrust. Boer parties ore still near
Volksrust and fire occasionally upon the
The British government is considering
whether a substantial force should not he
sent to China from South Africa. It is
thought unofficially, that Lord Roberts
could spare a. brigade or two. and the
necessary transports are now in South
African waters. The commander of the
expedition.' it is said, would probably be
Gen. Sir William Nicholson.
Where the Boer* Will Go.
A dispatch from Lorenzo Marque*,
dated yesterday, says:
“Persons have arrived here, who have
seen the preparations of the Boers, and
learned that they will retire, when forced,
through the Lydenburg District into the
Zoutpansberg region, adjoining Rhodesia
The Daily Mail has a dispatch from
Bloemfontein, dated Wednesday, saying:
“Gen. DeWet’s attack on the railway
was made after he had succeeded in luring
Lord Methuen from where he had destroy
ed the line. Then he cleverly seized it
north of Kroonstad, blew up the bridge
and destroyed a long section of the line
Maj. Gen. Baden-Powell Ttas been ap
pointed to the temporary rank of lieuten
The Cape Town correspondent of the
Daiiy Telegraph in a dispatch dated yes
“I understand that Gen. DeWet, in ad
dition to the Derbyshire battalion, cap
tured two companies of the City Volun
teers and two companies of Yeomanry, Iwo
men only escaping to tell the tale."
Steyn in the Way of Peace.
The Lorenzo Marquez correspondent of
the Times says:
“It appears that Steyn and not Kruger
is now the stumbling block in he way
of the surrender of the burghers. Short
ly after the British entry Into Pretoria,
Mr. Kruger proposed to reopen the peace
negotiations. Mr. Steyn, bearing in mind
that his former advice was scouted, de
murred to this, find pointed out that, ac
cording to the treaty between the repub
lics, neither could conclude peace, with
out the other.
“Mr. Kruger, equally unwilling to incur
the charge of a breach of faith, had to
continue 'the war. Nothing further is
known regarding the rumored peace ne
gotiations; but It Is a matter of notoriety
that Mr. Kruger favors peace on almost
any terms, but dislikes personally to take
any initiative that would involve uncondi
“Ninety-seven burghers out of 200 In one
commando have returned to their homes."
CRONJE GAVE UP KLERKSDORP.
Determined to Do So When He Knevr
Pretoria Had Fallen.
London, June 15, 11:05 a. m.—The war
office issues the following dispatch from
“Pretoria Residency, Juna
m.—Klcrksdorp surrendered on Juna 9 to
on, armed party sent on by Hunter.
“Kitchener reports that the Boers at
tacked a reconstruction train early this
morning a few miies north of Rhenoster
river. He sent out mounted troops and
drove off the enemy before Ihey could do
damage. One man was k.lled and eleven
wounded, including two officers.
"A messenger from Klerksdorp report*
that Cronjo, who commanded there, deter
mined to surrender as soon as ho knew
for certain that Pretoria was In our pos
session. His example has been copied by
many in the neighborhood.”
The court house is now said to be full
More Horse* for the British.
New Qrleans. June 13.—The steamer
Cervona cleared for Cape Town. South
Africa, to-day with 875 horses for the
Whitney Sell* Stork Farm.
Lexington, Ky., June 15 —J. B. Haggln
has bought of C. H. Whitney, hts stock
farm near Lexington, of 1,230 acres for
*115, 700 cash.
LACUNA ROUTED BY FUNSTON.
Insurgent* Lost Twenty-two Killed
and Americans One.
Manila, June 15.—Upon information fur
nished by Maj. Wheeler, to the effect'
that Gen. Lacuna Intended to attack
Papaya, province of Nueva Eclja. Gen
Funston, with staff officers. Capt. Koen
ler and Troop G. of the Fourth Cavalry,
and half a company of the Thiriy-fourth
Infantry, repaired to Papaya.
Gen. Lacuna was found with 200 men,
occupying a position on a ridge two miles
south of the town. Gen. Funston at
tacked him vigorously, sixty Americans
charging the enemy under a hot fire. The
On their attempting to make a 6tand
later. Capt. Koehler, with a detachment I
of troops, charged and scatterd them.
The pursuit over the rough country
lasted until nightfall. Twenty-two of the
insurgents were killed. One American was
killed and one wounded.
PATEnSO TEMPORARILY FREE.
Ccnference Held Over Rucncnmlno's
Manila, June 15.—Senor Pedro Paterno,
former president of the so-called Filipino
cabinet, has been released temporarily,
and he is now conferring with Senor Fe
lipe Buencamino, former minister of ag
riculture and commerce, with reference
to the latter's peace platform.
Two hundred men of the Eighteenth In
fantry, who are sick, are returning by the
transport Hancock, in charge of Capt.
IMPORTANT FILIPINOS TAKEN.
Gen. Maraltulos, Eight officer* and
124 Men t'aidSrrd.
Washington, June An important
capture of Filipino insurgents was report
ed to the war department this morning
by Gen. MacArthur in the following cable
“Manila, June 15.—Gen. Macabulos. with
eight officers, 124 enlisted men. and 124
rifles, surrendered to Col. E. H. Liseoni
of the Ninth Infantry, at Tarlac this
morning. Maeabulos is the most import
ant and last insurgent leader in Tarlac
and Pangislnan. MacArthur.”
CUTTING DOWN EXPENSES.
A Great Saving Effected In Cuba'*
Havana, June 15.—Fourth Assistant
Postmaster General Bristow, acting dire?-
tor of posts in Cuba, says he will probably
complete his special work in connection
with the department so as to be ab'.e to
leave the island June 23.
He has decided upon a definite plan of
reorganization, reducing the amount paid
to officials to a level with those paid in
the United States'. The schedule to be
adopted will effect a saving of $11,700 a
year, and possibly more, when the In
spectors shall have completed their lnve--
The greatest saving, however, well he
effitted in the smaller offices, where large
salaries have been paid irrespective of the
amount of business done. Radical changes
will be made in many of these, especially
where Americans have been employed,
where salaries ranging from SI,OOO to $1.4C0
are beyond what the receipts justify. Two
hundred and eighty of these small offices
will be reorganized, with a total annual
saving of $39,000. making the total for the
island $50,000. This amount, added to re
ductions formerly made, gives a grand to
tal of SIIO,OOO.
In 1899. miscellaneous expenses amount
ed to $50,000. Mr. Bristow believes they
can be covered with less than $20,000. For
instance, printing and stationery last
year, coet $30,000, whereas they should not
have cost more than SIO,OOO. In many
cases, bills were paid twice.
Beginning with the fiscal year. July 1.
there should be a saving of $190,000. De
ducting from this $20,000 for the additional
transportation of mails, there should b
left a net reduction of $170,000. Mr. Bris
tow believes that reductions in other quar
ters can be made, thus making the ser
vice as nearly self-supporting as possi
Last year the gross expenditures wore
$612,000, and the gross receipts, $250,009.
Postal receipts now amount, at a fair
average, to SI,OOO a day. and the gross
receipts for the year should be $365,000, or
$115,000 more than Neely reported.
CHOLERA IN FAMINE CAMPS.
Not Relieved an Imperial Grant Wllf
London, June 15.—Replying to a series
of questions in the House of Commons
to-dfiy the Secretary of State for India,
Lord George Hamilton, said the condi
tions reported by Louis Klopschs and in
some other reports of a similar charac
ter only applied to a limited number of
dlffff-lcts where cholera and smallpox had
artffrked the famine camps, thus forming
a combination which for the moment baf
fled palliation. Expenditure of money
could not mend the state of affairs due
to cholera, causing people to abandon the
camps and disperse in all directions. At
present there seemed no reason to appre
hend that an Imperial grant would be
YVrrck of Ship Sierra Nevada on the
Vancouver. B. C., June 15.—The steamer
Warrimoo, from Sydney. N. S. W., to-day
brings details of the wreck on the Vic
torian coast of the British ship Sierra Ne
vada of 1,400 tons.
Twenty-three lives were lost. Including
the captain. Of the crew of twenty
eight only five regehed shore and one of
the number afterward died from exposure
The disaster occurred on a very dark
night during a roaring gale. The ship
dashed to pieces on a rock near Port Philip
Bnt Ecnndor Next tn Colombia Ha*
Trouble on Hand.
Kingston, Jamaica. June 13.—News re
ceived here to-day by way of Venezuela
and Trinidad, confirms the report of the
signal defeat of the Colombia revolution
ists In the state of Santander. The rebel
general. Uribe, escaped alone, and Is now
The same source announces art outbreak
of conservative revolution in Ecuador !
against President Alfaro.
Chief of the Choctuiv*.
Tuskahoma, 1. TANARUS., June 15.—At the
convention of the Tuskahoma party, held
at the eapitol here to-day, G. W. Dukes
af Tallblnl, was nominated for principal
■kief of the Choctaw Nation, in opposi
tion to Dr. E. N. Wright of Atoka, tils
Utorndnee of tbo Union parly.
BROWNLOW DEFEATED EVANS.
PENSION COMMISSIONER Tl ft NED
DOW N l NANIMOI SLY.
Almont a Serious Encounter Between
Evan* nml Urounlow iiefore the
Republican Committee—The Ten
n*MMcennn Argued Well in Support
of Their Respective ( In Ini*— \ctinn
of the Committee Not influenced
by the Kepuhlican Leader*.
Philadelphia, June 15.—The Republican
National Committee to-day put in tiuee
long sessions on the contests which have
been brought before it and adjourned late
to-night with all of the controversies prac
tically disposed of, except that from Del
-An Important action to-day was the
seating of the Brown low del. gates In ihe
Tennessee contest and. refusing admission
to the friends of Pension Commissioner
Evans. The contest was very bitter and at
one time there was the possibility of a
serious encounter between Bro willow aid
„ The action of the committee In the va
rious contests has caused it to be general
ly remarked that it has not been, influenc
ed in the least by the leaders. Herat r
Hanna’s friends from the South, esp.cia -
ly the office-holders, have received scant
consideration. Where there were rival
factions of office-holders, as in Alabama,
both sides have been denied seats. The
defeat of Wimberly in Louisiana and t) e
elevation of Warmouth is said to have
been distinctly antagonistic to tho wishes
of the close friends of the administration.
Contest From Tenne*ee.
The contest over the delegation at large
from Tennessee was taken up at the
morning session. R. 8. Sharp, chairman
of the State Executive Committee, was
recognized to speak for <he Evans con
Mr. Sharp contended that after eighteen
out’of twenty-two counties had instructed
for Evans the State Committee issued a
call, naming a date for holding oth<?r
county conventions. The delegates
chosen at these later conventions were
Brownlow men and controlled the State
Convention, which the Evans men bolted.
He also charged Mr. Brownlow with se
curing his elevation <o the Biute chair
manship by,unfair means, and said that
after securing the place, he had neg
lected the campaign, bringing upon the
party the severest defeat it had ever suf
Mr. Brownlow and his followers were
represented by Congressman Gibson and
George McHenderson. They dwelt with
especial emphasis upon the claim of the
Brownlow delegation fo regularity.
“Our convention was the regular con
vention,” said Mr. Gibson. “It was held
at the place designated and was legally
opened and regularly conducted, whereas
the belting convention was held at a dif
ferent place, was illegally opened and Ir
Mr. Evans then spoke in b?ha'f cf his
own delegation, pleading earnestly for
th© recognition of hi? followers. He slid
he was for the Republican party, and that
he wanted no factions. He had gone to
Nashville for the purpose of advocating
harmony only to find himself for the first
time In his life refused admission to a
Republican Convention. He was unable to
even get a seat In the gallery. He contro
verted Mr Gibson’s summary of facts,
saying it was not accurate in detail and
crltl- ised the methods of Mr. Brownlow
preliminary to the S<ate Convention. Mr.
Evans was frequently interrupted by
questions members of the commit
A Sensational Incident.
Mr. Brownlow followed' Mr. Evans In
defense of his own course, contending that
it had been regular, and in the Interest
of the Republican party. He contradicted
.some of Mr. Evans’ statements, saying
among other things, that, he had deliver
ed tickets to every Evan® delegate, who
was uncontested. Speaking of the con
tests, he asserted that Mr. Evans, him
self, was a party to a contest with the
postmaster* from his own town.
“That is false,” shouted Mr. Evan®,
rising from his seat. Both men glared at
each other for a second, and both began
to gesticulate rather wiMly, ahd to talk
at once. There were then loud calls on
the part of members of the committee
for the sergeant-at-arms. Mr. Brownlow
ended the Incident by taking his seal.
When the Tennesseeans retired, Mr.
Durbin of Indiana moved that each dele
gation be kiven half a vote. This proposi
tion was voted down almost unanimously.
A motion to sear the Brownlow delega
tion was then carried without a dissent
The Brownlow delegates from the state
at large who were thus given places on
the temporary roll are Henry R. Gibson.
Foster V. Brown, George N. Tillman and
John A. McGall.
There were also contests in -the Fifth,
Sixth and Ninth districts of Tennessee.
In the First. Ernest Caldwell and J. J.
Elliott, Evans men, were seated: in the
Sixth, A. W. Wills and J. W. Pitts, also
Evans men, were seated, and in the
Ninth, D. A. Nunn and G. T. Taylor,
Brownlow delegates, were seated.
The Delaware Cane,
The most Interesting incident of Ihe day
was reserved until lale in the afternoon.
It was a speech by Senator Hanna on the
Delaware case. In which he made an Im
passioned .appeal for the burial of the
hatchet between the Addlcks’ and th© Du.
There was a proposition to seat the Ad
dicks’ delegation, but this was met. with a
suggestion to recommit the rr.atier to the
sub-copmittee. with instruction to make
still further effort to bring the contesting
factions together. Mr. Hanna took the
floor in support of this latter proposition. j
His speech was nn appeal for unity cf
action, and he said that no effort shou’d
be spared to accomplish this end.
HANNA SAYS HE DOESN’T KNOW.
Long, Dolllver and Fairbanks Seem
to He In the Lend.
Philadelphia, June 15.—Speculation, gos
sip and informal conferences to-day among
national committeemen and other lead
ing Republicans who are here, has failed
to indicate a crystallization of uentiment
around any individual.
Neither Senator Hanna nor those who
are close to him give any intimation that
the administration has a choice. The num
ber of delegates who will vote for any man
that the administration favors, seems to
accentuate the general impression that the
nomine© will be the man most satisfactory
to the President.
“If you would take us into your con
fidence on this vie© presidential matter,
it would simplify the situation greatly, and
give us an op|*ortunliy to do what th©
President would like,” said a prominent
Republican to Senator Hanna to-day, and
the reply he made, was:
“You know all that I know about It.”
Senator Hanna’s only observation on th®
situation to-day was that, until th© differ
ent delegation* arrived, and there was an
opportunity for them to consult, no con
clusion could be reached.
Senator Platt’a talk of B. B. Odell of
New York, caused a Utile flutter here,
and Dolllver stock took an upward turn
about the same time, the cause being the
Impression that in case Odell should be
pressed by New York, there would be a
concentration on the lowa congressman,
by those who do no* favor the New
The candidacy of Lieut, Gov. Woodruff
of New York, who arrived to-day, 1s still
being kept In evidence by his friends, but
apparently without any backing from he
Republican managers, and with the dis
tinct disapproval of Senator Hanna.
It is generally believed that Senator
Allison has made it plain that he will
not be a candidate under any circum
The position of Secretary Long causes
considerable comment, and it is being
freely asked why the Long candidacy
should proceed so far unless It has the
tacit consent of the President. The fact
that Long is n member of McKinley’s
cabinet gives rise to an undeniably wide
spread belief that the Secretary of the
Navy will finally receive the support of
the administration. If such is the case,
however, it is being carefully kept from
view'. As the matter stands to-night, it
would seem hat Long. Dolllver and Fair
banks are the leading possibilities for
SEATING THE DELEGATIONS.
Where Reptihlien n* From Soath
Will Re Located.
Philadelphia. June 15.—The diagram
showdng where the si ate delegations will
be seated in the Convention Hall was
made public to-night. The delegation* will
be seated In four solid squares and In
two oblongs which flank the quartette of
blocks. They will be placed in alphabeti
cal order, beginning at the oblong on the
I Alabama will occupy the first four rows.
1 Arkansas will rake up the next two
rows and Georgia will bo in the same
The Kentucky and Louisiana delega
tions will be in the front square next to
the left cblong.
In the square directly back of the above
mentioned s c’lon will be seated the Mis
The North and South Carolina delega
tions will in the third square across
th* aisle from the first square.
Virginia's delegation will b© located In
the oblong on the right.
TRYING TO SETTLE STRIKE.
Inion Men Recede Somewhat From
St. Louis, June 15.—8 y a practically
unanimous vote the striking street railway
union men decided to-day to accept anew
proposition presented by their Executive
Committee and to empower the Executive
Committee to settle on the ba*ls of the
•lause regarding reinstatement without
reference to the union.
This action was brought about through
ihe influence of Samuel Gompers, prel
dent of the American Federation of Labor,
who arrived In St. Louis last night and
was present at the mass meeting which
w’as held at the West End (Coliseum to
Th© new plan of settlement I*. there
fore, now in the hands of the Executive
Commit(©e. If varies but little from pre
vious propositions, except in the para
graph which provides for the reinstate
ment of the men, as follows:
“The question of reinstatement of for
mer employes shall be submitted to ar
bitration. The executive hoard Is hereby
authorized to reach a eettlement either
through a conference and agre ment with
the company, or by submitting it to arbi
tration, as provided for in the above sec
Heretofore, all plans have contemplated
the reinstatement of all the employes.
This matter Is waived by the new plan
and the reinstatement left open to arbi
After the meeting had adjourned Presi
dent Gompers intimated that arrange
ments for opening negotiations with the
Transit Company were already under
A car on the Baden division of the
Transit system was badly wrecked by dy
namite at the intersection, of Broadway
and Glmblin avenues at midnight to
night. The front wheels were shattered,
as was also the motor, and the car raised
several feet from the track. The con
ductor was badly bruised In the lower
limbs. The car careyfl no passengers.
PRESIDENCY OR NOTHING*
Dewey Doe* Not Want Vice Pre*l
Washington, June 15.—Admiral Dewey
was seen to-day by an Associated Press
representative and asked whether or not
he would define his position relative to
the vice presidential nomination.
He replied that, inasmuch as he had not
been offered the nomination, it would per
haps be presumptuous in him to say that
he would or would not accept it.
"But,” It was srrggested, “many Demo
crats throughout the country are discuss
ing the desirability of placing you on the
ticket with 'Mr. Bryan.”
“I have never contemplated being a
candidate for Vice President.” replied
the Admiral, with his usual frankness.
“I am not a candidate for nomination for
that office, and would not accept the nom
ination If offered. My position is unchang
ed; I stand now where I have stool for
the past three months.”
It will thus be seen that th© Admiral
had no second string to his how when
he mad© the announcement that he would
boa candUAite for'the presidency, if the
people of the. country wished him to be.
The above statement wa® submitted to
and approved by Admiral Dewey.
WANTS TROOPS FOR ASHANTI.
The Home Government Iln* Made a
4 nil on Jamaica.
Kingston. Jam June 15.—The British
war office has just cabled to the Jamaica
government announcing It is prepared to
accept a composite volunteer militia con
tingent from Jamaica, Trinidad and De-
for service* In Ashanti. Jamaica
will supply two hundr d\jn<n and five ad
The West India regiment ha* been or
dered to A?hantl forthwith.
Second Receiver Asked for.
Montgomery. Ala.. June 15.—A bill was
fil and In the City Court In equity 10-day
asking for a receiver for the National
Building and Loan As* elation of Mont
gomery. This Is the second bill on the
matter, the first one still pending In the
One Fare to K(in*un City.
Kansas City, June H.—The Southwest
ern Passenger Bureau has made a cne
fare rate from point* in Texas, Oklahcmi
and Indian Territory to the Democratic
National Convention in July. The rat©
granted to-day leaves a uniform one-fare
ra*e to Kansas City from coast to coa*\
■ .i. i— i 1
L. 4t N. to Take N. C. A St. L.
Paducah, Ky„ June 15.—1 t is said here
that the Louisville and Nashville will
take charge of the Nashville, Chattanoo
, and St. Louie Railroad on July §
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
■WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK,SI A YEAR
TEN LIVES LOST IN A FIRE.
TWO FAMILIES ALMOST WIPED OUT
BY THE FLAMES.
Fire Had Gnlued Great fleadtvay Be
fore Ooinpanl, of a Sew York
Tenement Realised Tlietr Danger
Policeman Knowles* Brave Work
Mr*. Marin* Died After Protecting-
Her Hnliy From the Blaze WILIk
Her Own Ilody.
New York. June 15,—Ten live* were lost
and several people badly injured during
a fire which almost totally destroyed a
tenement house at. 34 Jackson street early
this morning. The official list of the
dead is as follows:
William Cotter, 40 years old.
Mrs. Kate Cotter, 38 years old.
Mamie Cotter. 13 years old.
Joseph Cotter, 12 years old. *y
Kate Cotter. 9 years old.
John Cotter, 3 years old.
William Cotter. 1 year old.
Louis Marius, 40 years old.
Mary Marius, 37 years old.
Elsie Marius, 6 years old.
The fire appears to have started In the
rear of the. hallway on the second fioor. It
had gained great headway before the peo
ple in the house were awakened to their
Patrick Burns appears to have heon th*
first person In the house who was appris
ed of the fire. He was awakened by smoke
and gave the, alarm to.the others in Mias
Mary Jordan's apartments, where ho
boarded. All escaped except Burns, who
was severely injured by flames.
Policeman'* Brave Work.
Policeman Knowles, after assisting tha
HaWlgnn family to escape from Ihe third
floor of the building mounted one Might
higher. Flames shot out of the windows
and set fire to his coat. He looked into
the windows of the Cotter apartments, but
could see no signs of life there. The brav*
policeman, holfAiuffocated by the smoke,
continued to climb the fire escape until li
reached the top floor He heard screams
coming from the Mulhearn apartmeivs.
and locating them, assisted the dazed peo
ple down the fire escape.
Louis Marius was killed by Jumping
from a window. When the firemen reach
ed the apartments of the family, three of
the family were dead on the floor and
the others unconscious.
In the Cotter rooms were found Mrs.
Cotter, while a few feet away lay *hs
body of Mr. Cotter, with a dead child un
der hhn. In other parts of the rooms
were found the remaining members of
the fiimlly. Only two of therm, Mamin
and George, th* latter four months old,
When Knowles reached the Marius
apartments a confusion of flames and
smoke burst Into his face. In the midst,
of It all, with nightgowns ablaze and
thetr hair blazing, four of the chtldken
were tearing about the room shrieking in
Gave Up Life (or Her Baby.
Mrs. Marius, huddled near the window,
with her bare arms wrapped about her
baby, was gasping for air.
Three rushes were made Into the damns
by hn terrified woman, and Margery.
Frank and Mamie were brought to
Knowles after ho had taken the baby.
The blister* and scars were swelling on
his hands and arms, but he conquered
his agony and finished his work on the
floor by finally carrying the fainting form
of tha courageous mother down the flro
Mamie Cotter died as soon as She ar
rived at the hospital.
The monetary loss caused by 4ha lira
Is estimated at from $5,000 t 0.57,000..
YELLOW FEVER AT ftUEMADOS.
Fourteen Case* Near the Quarter*
of tlie Trooi*.
Havana, June 15.—Yellow fever has
broken out at Quemado?, eight miles from
Havana, where United States troops are
stationed. ThOs far there have been four
teen cases, three of whom died.
At present only six are under treatment
and all are expected to recover. Two sol
diers who married Cuban women were at
tacked, but they recovered. A sergeant
of the signal service died. Maj. Frank
Edmunds and Mrs. Edmunds were both
stricken. Capt. Ives of Ihe signal servioa
Is In the detention hospital, under suspi
cion, but It Is likely that his disorder is
not more serious than malaria.
Gen. Lee is taking every precaution to
prevent the troops In barracks contract
ing the disease.
THIKD TO ARREST POWERS.
Rot He VVn* Forewarned and Es
caped From the Posse.
Louisville, June 15.—A special to thg
Courier-Journal from Barboursvllte, Ky.,
An unsuccessful attempt was made last
Qlght to arrest John L. Powers, under In
dictment as an accessory to the murder
of Goebel. A posse quietly formed and
left town for the home of Powers’ broth
er-in-law on Poplar creek, but a runner
had been sent out ahead, and Powers had
left the house when the posse arrived.
Despite Powers’ actions, his attorney said
to-day that Powers is not eluding arrest,
but Is willing to intrust his case to a fair
and impartial Jury at any time.
RUSE TO KIDNAP TAYLOR.
An Alleged Plot Unearthed to Gel
Him Hack to Kentucky.
Lexington, Ky., Ju-ne 15.—A letter was
received by Capt. G. S. Sharp of this city
10-day from ex-Sccretary of State Finley
from Indianapolis, by which it is believed
ho has unearthed a scheme to gain clan
destine entrance Into Taylor's end
Finley's apartments In the Denison Hotel.
The letter stated that a bellboy Informed
them that while out Capt. Sharp, their
warm friend, hod called to see them.
Sharp has not been In Indiana for two
years. He thinks It was a ruse to k'dnap
them, and he has written to Taylor ah*ut
PRESSING FOR SETTLEMENT.
Porte Iln* Not Rrpllcd to Our De
mand for Idemnlty. *
Constantinople, Thursday! June 14.—Th*
United S'ates lrgatton has not yet receiv
ed a reply to the note regarding the In
demnity question handed to the Porte on
May 21, and Mr. Qrlteom, United States
charge d'affaires, is making verbal repra
sentatlcns to th* government and press
ing for a solution of the matter.
Three Day* nain In India.
Calcutta, June 13.— Rain fell continuous
ly In the Darjeeling District for thre*
days, ceasing at 4 o’clock this morning
Several light landslip* occurred and a
number of wa-er pipe* were broken A*
the railway revetment* are unfinished,
trains have ceased running. '