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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. - Incorporated 1888
J. H. ESTILL. President.
DENIED SAFE CONDUCT
MINISTERS’ HOUSEHOLDS MIST RE
MAIN IN PEKIN.
foreign buildings fired.
report of burning of lega
tions NOT CONFIRMED.
No Confirmation of Report of Mur
der of German Ambassador—Brit
ish Marines Hud a Flftlit Willi
Chinese Troops Mnny Chinese
Were Killed Native Christians
Massncred and Foreign Residences
Bnrned in Pekin.
London, June 16.—A special dispatch
from Shanghai, dated to-day, says that it
Is reported that after the audience of Sir
Claude MacDonald, British minister to
China, with the Tsun Li Vamen, five for
eign ministers demanded a safe conduct
for their servants and their people, noti
fying the Tsung Li Tamen that they
could no longer maintain relations with
the government. The answer was:
"Certainly not. What other answer
could be expected in a civilized country?”
This was followed by an increase of the
forces around the gates, and the next
night widespread incendiarism.
This incendiarism prevailed among the
foreign residences. The massacre of na
tive Christians and other friends of for
eigners was also common. The buildings
of the American missions, the customs,
the mess quarters and a number of other
structures were destroyed.
The guards alone saved the foreigners,
who, it is stated, are huddled in legations
very short of food and deserted by native
Latest Chinese reports slate that the
Empress has ordered Liu Kung Yih,
Chang Chi Tung and Li Hung Chang to
hasten to Pekin. They probably will find
an excuse for declining. The latest edict
against the rioters especially avoids men
tioning the Boxers.
Berlin and St. Petersburg dispatches as
sert that Russia and Germany have com
bined for common action in China. It is
reported that a high Russian personage
is going to Berlin to arrange details, and
that Russia does not wish to compromise
hopelessly her relations with China by a
rupture, which would only be to the ad
vantage of the other Powers.
British marines and sailors fought the
troops of Gen. Jung Fuh Slang several
hours. Many Chinese were killed.
Report In Not Confirmed.
London, June 17, 4 a. m.—'There is no
confirmation of the reported destruction
of the legations in Pekih, and the killing
of the German minister, Baron von Ket
teler, nor the later report of fighting be
tween the British and the Chinese.
Dispatches from Shanghai, dated last
evening, state that Admiral Seymour's
force is in a tight place between Lang
Fang and Yung Sun, with enormous
masses of soldiery in front, while the Box
ers with more soldiery are cutting the
railway in the rear. The column is re
ported short of provisions and water. The
Kiang Nan arsenal, butside of Shanghai,
is sending vast quantities of munitions
Ali is quiet at Shanghai, but trade has
been disrupted. It is staved that seven
thousand Americans are coming from Ma
nila. and that large forces of Japanese
are also en route. The wires south of
Tien Tsin have been cut, and the city
According to a special from Vienna It
If stated in diplomatic circles there that
the question of intervention is under dis
cussion by the Powers. It is proposed that
Japan shall act as mandatory of the Pow
ers and re-establish order in Pekin and
elsewhere. This,' it Is said, emanates from
England, and is supported by Germany
end Austria, but it is doubtful if Russia
end France will agree (o the proposition.
St. Petersburg reports that communica
tion between Kal Gan and Pekin has been
Interrupted. There is great excitement at
Kal Gan, where a missionary has been at
ALL THE LEGATIONS BURNED.
German Minister Said to Have Boon
Killed in Pekin.
London, June IS, 4 p. m.—A special dis
patch from Hong Kong says all the Pekin
legations have been destroyed and that
the German minister, Baron von Ketteier,
has been killed.
REPORTS ARE NOT CONFIRMED.
AYnshingtnn Has Heard Nothing of
Homing of Legation*.
Washington, June 16.—Nothing has been
heard here from any official source to
confirm the alarming reports of the de
struction of the embassies and legations
in Pekin, and In view of the fact, that
the government Itself is not able to open
communication with the scene of the
troubles, the officials are inclined to
doubt whether private enterprise could do
more. In other words they do not believe
Minister Wu of the Chinese legation
here called at the siate department to
day, but he declared that he was without
any advice from his bwn government, and
said that his visit to Secretary Hay had
reference to a personal matter.
The report of the destruction of the em
bassies and legations at Pekin was fol
lowed by many telegrams asking the state
department for Information. Some of
these came from lowa, the home of Min
ister Cong-r, and some from friends and
re atlvea of the other persons connected
wl h the Uni'ed States legation at Pe
Mrs. Baldwin, sister of Minister Conger,
called in person at the department to in
quire Into the truth of the story. The de
partment was.obliged to make answer in
•ach case that It had no news and that
It could not confirm the report. It was
apparent that the officials did not be
lieve that the United States legation had
been burned, and they were only soriy
that they could not make a denial upon
It is said at the state department that
according to the last reports there were
at tho Unlied States legation besides Mr.
Conger, his wife, his daughter, at least
one lady visitor; secretary of legation
Herbert C. Squires of New Ycrk; William
&. Bain bridge of lowa, the second secre-
jiatianita!) Morning fleto#.
tary; Lieut. Albert Key. naval secretary,
and F. V. Cheshire, interpreter.
The unconfirmed and unofficial rumor
that Baron von Kettler, the German min
ister at Pekin, had been killed, soon spread
to diplomatic circfes and caused a great
uneasiness as the erroneous statement got
abroad that the state department had re
ceived confirmation of the report. As a
matter of fact, neither the state depart
ment nor the German embassy knew any
thing of it. The rumor was none the less
disquieting, for aside from the grave in
ternational aspect of such an act, Baron
yon Kettler is intimately known here, hav
ing been first secretary of the German
embassy up to a few years ago.
Many diplomats and friends called at
the German embassy to inquire as to the
report, but the answer was given that no
such news was received, and the report
was regarded with a great deal of doubt.
Views It Skeptically.
Paris, June 18. —The foreign office views
skeptically the dispatch from Hong Kong
announcing the destruction of the foreign
legations at Pekin and points out that,
as telegraphic communications with Pekin
are cut, the. news should be taken with
BRITISH TROOPS OK THE WAY.
A Cruiser Sent to Hun Chow Where
Riots Are in Progress.
Hong Kong, June 16.—The British first
ciass cruiser Terrible, with troops, sailed
for Tien Tsin this morning.
Capt. Percy M. Scott, of the Terrible,
previous to sailing, arranged to land a
12-pounder and other ship’s guns for land
The British first-class armored cruiser
Undaunted has suddenly been ordered
north, under scaled orders. She will sail
immediately. Trouble is brewing near
West river. Riots have broken out at
Bun Chow, whence over a hundred refu
gees arrived at Wu Chow, June 12.
About r,.000 rebels have, assembled at
Kwei Li Sien. Bodies of Canton troope
passed through Wu Chow, June 11, on
their way to meet the rebels.
FOREIGN CHURCHES BURNED.
Party That AVeut to Relieve Troop;,
Had to Return.
Shanghai, June 16—Last night’s advices
from Tien Tsin report that large incen
diary fires occurred in the eastern part of
the city, where three English and Ameri
can churches were burned, besides the
residences of many foreigners. Tele
graphic communication is interrupted, the
poles having been burned and there is no
hope of immediate repairs being made.
The train conveying the relieving party
with food and ammunition was obliged to
return, being unable to reach Lang Kang,
where detachments of foreign troops, dis
patched on Sunday lats, are now endeav
oring to repair the line.
BOXERS’ RIOTS IN TIEN TSIN.
Foreign Office May Admit 1.200 For
eign Troop* to Pekin.
Berlin. June 10.—A semi-official dispatch
from Tien Tsin. dated June 15 (Friday),
reads as follows:
“The foreign settlements here are ade
quately protected. Bands of Boxers have
appeared in the town. They have burned
three chapels and are spreading terror
among the inhobitants. Two railroad
bridges between Tien Tsin and Lang Fang
have been rendered impassable by the
Boxers, and the construction train dis
patched to repair the destruction of the
taiiroad near I-ang Fong has been inter
rupted in its advance to the relief of the
“In the meanwhile the German detach
ment has Continued to march towards
Pekin by road.
"The Tsung Li Yamen, it is added, have
sanctioned the entry of foreign troops in
to Penkin to the number of 1,200 men.”
CHINESE TROOPS DESERT.
Ten Thon*aml of Them Have Gone
Over to the Boxer*.
Shanghai, Jun 16—According to infor
mation received here from foreign
sources. 10000 imperial troops which were
between Pekin and the international
forces advancing on that city have dis
banded and joined the Boxers. •
It is asserted that the government ef
China does not consider itself responsible
for any encounter which may take place.
The native banks at Chin Kiang closed
business yesterday fearing trouble with
Excitement prevails in the Yang Tse
valley, but all is quiet at Che Foo, in spite
of alarming rumors to the con'rary.
WIRES ARE IN RAD SHAPE.
Communication With Tien Tln I*
Entirely Cat OIL
New York. June 16.—The Commercial
Cable Company sends out the following
“The Siberian land lines are restored,
and messages for Japan, routed via
Northern, are now accepted without re
striction,' The lines between Maimatchim
and Kalgan. China, are interrupted.
"We nre advised that telegraphic com
munication with Tien Tsin is totally In
The Western Union Cable Company Is
sues the following:
"Telegraphic communication with Tien
Tsin is Interrupted."
The central cable office of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, at noon to
day. sent out the following notice:
"In connection with this morning’s bul
letin. reporting the interruption of the
Tien Tsin telegraph lines, we have been
advised by the Great Northern Company,
that there is no prospect of restoration
of the Pekin-Tien Tsin lines. The Shan
ghol-Tlen Tsin line is totally Interrupted
beyond Baudau. near Tien Tsin, cutting
off communication to Tien Tsin. Taku and
other stations in the north. The abovp
mentioned plades are entirely cut off
telegraphically, and messages can only be
forwarded at sender’s risk.”
ATTACK ON THE LEGATIONS,
Roger* Regan Depredation* In Pe
kin on Jane 13.
London. June 16.—Dispatches from Tien
Tsin received in Berlin state that the
Boxers entered Pekin on the evening of
June 13, destroyed several missions and
attacked the legations, but were repulsed
with the aid of the Maxims. No Europeans
were reported killed.
The attitude of the Chinese troops to
ward the Boxers was uncertain.
SITUATION IS MORE SERIOUS.
Japan Will Srnd Reinforcement* to
Tien Tln. ,
Washington, June 16,—The following ca
blegram was received to-day at the Ja
panese legation here from the Japanese
government at Tokio.
"The situation In North China Is dally
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tSAYAKNAH. GA„ SUNDAY. JUNE 17. 1909.
WISHES OF THE PRESIDENT.
W'ILL BE CARRIED OUT BY REPUB
Vice President Still a Mysterious
Quantity, But New York XVIII Cut
a Big Figure—“ Tim” Woodruff on
the Gronud AVltb Buttous—Roose
velt, Dlls* and Allison Have De
clined With Thanks—Westerner*
Are Slioniing for Recognition.
Philadelphia, June 16.—The feature of
the situation which confronts the Re
publican hosts at the close of the week
preceding the assembling of the conven
tion is the absolutely unanimous disposi
tion to carry out fully the wishes of the
President In everything relating to the
As the clans from every quarter of the
country gather, the overwhelming senti
ment is that, having served one good
term. McKinley deserves another and that
good faith and good politics demand that
the wishes of the candidate, ns nearly ns
can be ascertained, shall be respected in
the matter of the vice presidency, as well
as of the platform upon wh ch he is to
go to the country.
Tlie vice presidency is the uppermost
topic in the minds of the leaders, as well
as the rank and file. It is the only
bone of contention, and thill contention
would cease very quickly if anybody were
authorized to say exactly what, the Pres
ident wants. If there is any plenipoten
tiary of the President here, he has not
yet presented his credential The men
who aro popularly supposed to be Mc-
Kinley’s spokesmen are Ihe most careful
to disclaim any power of attorney, and
their reticence in proclaiming a candidate
leads the rank and file tc believe that the
President has declared "hands off.”
Either Bliss or Ailison would lie the first
choice of a majority of ihe leaders, but
both of these men have turned deaf ears
to the supplications of the managers.
Secretary Long of Massachusetts, they
are holding in reserve in case another not
so acceptable as he should become too
XVUat XVIII New York Do?
The most difficult problem arises in con
nection with the New York delep don.
Headed by the “big four,” Platt, Roose
velt, Depew and Ode'll, the Empire's elite
delegation came to town to-day and set
the gossips fairly mad with speculation.
To New York, the logicians argue, the
nomination naturally should go to secure
a well balanced ticket geographically,
and, if New York should present a candi
date, solidly backed, unless the candidate
were acceptable, there might be trouble
ahead for the.managers.
Lieut. Gov. Timothy Woodruff, already
on the ground with headquarters opened,
and buttons engraved, has never been
considered seriously, but the possibility
that the New York delegation might get
together on Odell or Gen. Greene or Bliss,
if he could be Induced to change his mind
at the eleventh hour, makes the political
prophets pause. Gov. Roosevelt still firm
ly adheres to his determination not to be
a candidate, notwithstanding his wonder
ful hold on the imaginations of all.
Until New York finally acts at the meet
ing of this delegation on Mpnday, unless
the situation should crystallise (meantime,
prophecies are valueless.
The West XVIII Keep Shooting.
In the interim the West will go on shout
ing itself hoarse. She has Irving M. Scott
of California, the builder of the Oregon;
Bartlett Tripp of South Dakota, Fairbanks
of Indiana and others, in addition to the
eloquent Dolliver. None except the lat
ter has arrived.
To-morrow, with marching clubs and
brass bands, they will invade the monot
ony of Philadelphia Quaker Sabbath and
make the welking with their vociferation
in true Western style. And to-morrow for
the first time, Philadelphia will take on
the appearance of a convention city.
To-night a half dozen banquets are being
given to distinguished visitors, but the
most important gathering is at the Union
League, Club, where Chairman Hanna and
Secretary Root are dining.
Secretary Root and Postmaster General
Smith, fresh irom Washington, arrived
late this afternoon. The Postmaster Gen
era], it is understood, was the bearer of
the draft of a platform that meets the
tin nnn vs Platt.
During the dey the vice presidential
question seemed to revolve around New
York. The position of the state, with
four men available for candidates, the
feeling in some quarters that political
considerations should give the second
place on the ticket to the Empire State,
and the somewhat strained relations be
tween Senator Henna and Senator Platt,
all serve to turn attention to New York.
Of eburse. there is no real breach be
tween Senator Hanna and Senator Platt,
only perhaps a little soreness exists. The
New York Senator does not want any in
terference In New York by the chairman
of the Republican National Committee.
When Bliss was first put forward for the
second place It was well known that he
was backed by Hanna. Bliss has never
been a favorite with Platt, and that was
the beginning. There is yet a lingering
belief that if New York would come for
ward for Bliss he could not be induced
to accept. This, however, is not likely,
and the belief Is general that Platt stands
In the way.
The allusions which Hanna has made
to Lieut. Gov. Woodruff form another
source of irritation and probably the man
ner In which the Ohio Senator received the
announcement of Odell’s candidacy con
tributed to the unpleasant feeling already
engendered between the two leaders.
HE DROPPED THE PLATFORM.
Postmaster General Smith Let It
Fall From His Pocket.
Washington, June 16.—Shortly before
noon Postmaster General Srqith arrived at
the White House for a consultation with
the President before leaving for Philadel
phia. The draft of the platform prepared
by him was submitted to Mr. McKinley.
The conference lasted almost three-quar
ters of an hour. ,
As the Postmaster General was descend
ing- the White House stairs a copy of the
precious document slipped from his pocket.
The Postmaster General missed It before
he reached the bottom of the stairs, and
retracing his step* with a newspaper man,
with whom he was talking, the latter pick
ed It up and handed it to him.
"I would like to publish the platform
this afternoon,” said he, as he gave it to
the Postmaster General. The latter smiled
and replied good-naturedly: “You had bet
ter wait a few days."
STOPPED TO SEE M’KINLEY.
Politicians Spent a Day in Washing
ton on Their Way Up.
Washington, June 16 —The ante room
of the White House to-day resembled the
lobby of a hotel In Philadelphia. It fairly
swarmed with politicians, who had stop
ped off in Washington on their way to
the convention, to see the President and
aesure him of their unswerving devotion
to his cause. The stream of visitors was
uninterrupted throughout the morning,
i Although among them were not • few of
the party leaders, they had little opportu
nity to converse with the President, and
those who did broach the subject of the
vice presidency—the uppermost topic in
the minds of all—got no intimation from
Mr. McKinley, as to his personal choice if
he has one. ,
FOR AKER TO NOMIN ATE HIM.
He AVtll Place McKinley’s Name Be
fore the Convention.
Philadelphia, June 16.—Senntor Foraker
of Ohio, who was chairman of the commit
tee on resolutions and placed McKinley
in nomination four years ago, arrived to
day. He has been, selected again to nomi
nate McKinley next week, and also to be
chairman of the resolutions committee.
FOR TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.
National Committee Has Selected
Philadelphia, June 16.—The Republican
National Committee has selected Senator
Walcott of Colorado for temporary chair
man of the convention.
STRIKERS TO FIGHT IT OUT.
Will Also Boycott the St. Louis Tran
St. Louis. June 16—War to the knife
was the slogan adopted by the striking
employes of the St. Louis Transit Com
This extreme action was decided upon
this afternoon, when the proposition
adopted by the striking street car men
yesterday looking to a settlement of the
strike was turned down by the Transit
Samuel Gompers, president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, announced that
negotiations between the St. Louis Tran
sit Company and the union, looking to a
settlement of the strike on the basis pro
posed by the union in mass meeting Fri
day, were off.
This announcement was made at the
conclusion of a conference between Gom
pers, representing the union, and Presi
dent Whitaker and Director McClure,
representing the Transit Company. '
Mr. Whitaker said at the conclusion of
the conference that he had no statement
President Gompers made this statement
regarding the failure to reach an agree
"After three hours and a half discussion
with President Whitaker I am sorry to
have to announce that the company has
declined to submit the question of the
reinstatement of the men to arbitration.”
President Mahon of the International
Association of Amalgamated Street Rail
way Employes, when asked what his as
sociation would do in the premises, said:
’ This is now a fight to the finish. Pres
ident Gompers told me this afternoon that
he proposed to turn the entire power of
the American Federation of Labor, with
its membership of 2,000,000, against the
Transit Company, and fight the issue out
if it takes five years to do it.
’The American .Federation of Labor re.
garde the attitude of the St. Louis Transit
Company as a Ajrfct stab at the vlt3l
principles of unionism.
"The boycott to be declared will apply
not only to the St. Louis Transit Com
pany, but to every person, every business
man, every association, and in fact every
corporation or individual favoring them in
PEACE BETWEEN THE POWERS.
Efforts Made Toward Preventing In
Washington, June 16.—1 tls learned in
authoritative quarters that the negotia
tions relative to the Chinese crisis have
led to a discussion of the larger subject
of so adjusting and harmonizing the ac
tion of the several Powers Interested as
to maintain complete equilibrium and as
sure the continued peace of the world.
The French authorities have been par
ticularly ac'tive in urging that one of the
first considerations of any action was to
see that it tended towards maintaining the
balance between the countries Interested
in the East, and there is reason to be
lieve that these representations have had
considerable influence in keeping any one
of the several nations from putting a pre
ponderating military force in China, thus
leading to counter action by some other
Power and ultimately to a general interna
From the French standpoint, as stated
by those fully conversant with French
policy, the chief desire is to maintain
peace and union between the great Pow
ers, and if that Pan be accomplished,
France will consider that her best inter
ests, as well as those of the world at
large, will have been served.
KANSAS CITY WANTS TICKETS.
Offer of SOO by Democrats Was Im
Kansas City, June 16.—C. A. WaJsh, sec
retary of the Democratic National Com
mittee, left to-night for Chicago to com
plete some unfinished work In the head
quarters there before opening his perma
nent headquarters in Kansas CKy. Mr.
Walsh will return to Kansas City on the
It developed to-day that considerable
friction was displayed in yesterday’s
meeting of the sub-committee when
the local managers requested 3.500
admission tickets for Kansas City.
Senator James K. Jones, chair
man of the National Committee,
said he did not think Kansas City was
entitled to any tickets. The honor of se
curing the convention, he thought, should
be sufficient. J. G. Johnson, national com
mitteeman from Kansas .took the same
view. The Kansas Citylans then entered
a vigorous protest. Finally as a Comprom
ise the sub-committee offered the Kansas
City committee 800 tickets. This was im
GEN. ALEXANDER'S AWARD.
Amounts Given Americans Against
Washington, June 16.—The State Depart
ment has just received the award of the
arbitrator. Gen. E. P. Alexander of Sa
vannah, in the case of the Poet Glover
Company of Cincinnati and Orr & Lau
benhelmer of New Orleans against the
Nicaraguan government for damages sus
tained by them at Bluefleids in the revo
lution of 1831.
Orr & Laubenhelmer claimed 819.000
damages because the Nicaraguan govern
ment commandeered some of their steam
launches and lighters loaded with ba
nanas. The arbitrator awards them dam
ages to the extent of 87,000.
The Post Glover Company claimed dam
ages to the amount of 81.402 on account
of the seizure by the Nicaraguan govern
ment of certain electric construction ma
terial belonging to ihe company. The
arbitrator awarded them tha full amount
of the claim.
ALABAMA’S CASE REOPENED.
ALL THE OTHER REPUBLICAN CON
Alabama Faction!* Will Arrange n
Finn of Dividing the Delegation.
Bowden Won in Norfolk, Yu., Dis
trict—Resolution \bout Action of
Alabama Official* Referred to
Chairman Hanna-Resolution to
Cnt Representation Tabled.
Phi aclelphia, June 16.—The Republican
National Committee to-day disposed of
all the contests over a?ats in the National
Convention except those from the state
The Alabama case has been revived
upon an agreement between the two fac
tions to divide *he dehjration by the elim
ination of contesting delegates and this
work will be completed at a meeting of
the committee to be held next Monday.
Other contests disposed of during the
day were those renting the s;ate ot
Texas and several of ihe districts of that
state, as well as the Norfelk district in
Virginia, and Committeeman Jim Hill’s
old dislrici in Mississippi. In Hill’s dis
trict one and legate of each faction was seat
ed, while in the Virginia District ex-Oon
gressman Bowden carried off the honors
in opposition to J. hn S. Wise, the Bowden
delegates being seated.
The Republican Notional Committee be
gan business this morning by taking up
the contest from the Norfolk, Va., dis
trict. In this district ex-Congressman
George R. Bowden and William S. Holland
claim to be the regular delegates, while
this honor Is contested by H. H. Libbey
and A. H. Martin.
John A. Wise appeared for Tdbbey and
Martin. He contended for the regularity
of the convention which selected Ills cli
ents and attacked the opposition in bitter
terms, growing quite personal in his refer
ence to Mr. Bowden. He charged him
with a desire only to control the patron
age reference to party success,
saying that Bowden had himself voted the
Mr. Bowden contradicted with vigorous
language Mr. Wise’s claim to regularity,
saying that he and Holland had been elect
ed almost two months before they heard
of the pretensions of Libbey and Martin.
He claimed that the convention at which
they were nominated was called by the
regularly appointed district chairman and
that it was fully indorsed by the State
Alabama'* Cn*e itpojirnnl.
The committee then decided, upon the
urgent request of the delegates from Ala
bama, to reopen some of the district cases
from that Kate. The committee derided
to place on the temporary roll Aldrich
and Smith, Vaughanites from th© Fourth
district, and Lathrop and Ewell, Wicker
sham men from the Seventh district. The
transaction was accomplished without dis
cussion. Th© contest in the Second dis
trict was withdrawn and the Vaughan
men were seated. They are J. W. Dim
mick and Percy Morris.
The contest in the Fifth Texas district
wa* decided in favor of the Green dele
gates, W. H. Love and Georg© A. Knight,
who were opposed by Cecil A. Lyon and
G. A. Gray. The decision was given to
the Green men on the ground of regular
ity. The Green delegates were also seat
ed in th© Ninth Texas district. They are
J. S. Hornberger and J. T. Harris. The
comlmttee then took recess until 3 o’clock.
The contest over the Texas state dele
gates was decided in favor of <he Haw
ley delegate. he names of Hawley, Fer
guson, Green and Rogers being placed on
the temporary roll.
In the Fifth district of Mississippi the
representation was divided between the
two factions. The contest was over the
regularity of the convention. R. A. Sim
mons of one faction and W. J. Smith of
the other were given places on the tem
The Delaware case was then taken up
and disposed of in accordance with the
recommendation of the eub-cornmittee,
which was that neither faotion be admit
ted to the convention.
Ihe matter of contests being disposed
of. a resolution introduced on Wednes
day last bv Committeeman Pavno was
taken up, briefly debated and referred to
Senator Hanna, chairman of the National
Committee. This resolution requested the
President of the United Staffs to- insti
tute an inquiry into the par'ldpation by
fedpra! officeholders of Alabama in ihe
selection of delegates to the convention.
Reaolntion Was Tabled.
The following resolution was then Intro
duced by Henry E. Tlepko of Rhode Is
‘ Whereas, the representation in Con
gress now accorded to the several states
of the union cn the basis of article 14, sec
tion 2, of the constitution, ought to be
modified, so that fn every s ate wherein
the right to vote is and nied to any of the
male inhabitants thereof, being twenty
one years of age and citizens of the Un't
ed States, or wherein said right ts in any
way abridged, except for participation in
rebellion or ether crime, representation in
Congress, and in the electoral college
should be reduced In th - proportion which
the number of male cltlz ns so deprived
of the right of suffrage shall bear to the
whole number of male citizens twenty-one
ysars of age In said state; therefore
’ Resolved, Thai th Re-übll an Nation
al Committee reccmtmnd that If the Re
publl an party ts continued in control of
Congress, tt Invoke and exercise the pow
er of Congress granted by article 14, sec
tion 5. to enforce by appropriate legisla
tion the objects of this resolution
This resolution called forth some debate,
which was participated In by Senators
Hanna, Scott and others. Roth Senators
Henna and Scott expressed sympathy
with the purpose of the resolution, but
said that they were of tho opinion that
the question was one for the National
Convention itself, end not for the commit
tee. The resolution was laid on the table
by a vote of 24 to 19.
Another resolution, practically In the
language of the Payne resolution of some
years ago. concerning the representation
In the National Committee, was presented
by Mr. Cummings of lowa.
Tho resolution provided for representa
tion on Ihe basis of Republican votes
cast. The resolution was sharply attack
ed, because of Its effect upon the South
ern states, where the Republican vote Is
comparatively smell, and after a short
discussion, was withdrawn by its author.
PLATT FRACTURED A RIB.
New York Senator'* Friend* Are
Worried About Him.
New York, June 16.—A special to the
Press from Philadelphia says:
Senator Thomas C. Platt is In a serious
condition to-nlghl and his friends are wor
ried about him. The Senator sustained a
fracture of one of his ribs in his New
York office yesterday by falling against
Four Children Killed,
Leadvllle, Col., June 16.—Fire to-night
deseroyed the Home for Friendless Chil
dren, a charitable Institution. Four c.htt.
dren were burned to death.
BADEN-FOWELL IS AT WORK.
Orange River Colony Will Soon Be
Cut Off From Transvaal.
London, June 16, 4:47 p. m.~The war
office has received the following message
from Lord Roberts:
“Pretor.a, June 16 —Rustenburg was oc
cupied yesterday by Baden-Powell. A col
umn starts from this place to-morrow to
meet Baden-Powell and repair the tele
graph between Pretoria and Rustenburg.
“Hunter is moving from Potchetfstroom.
His advance brigade expects to reach Jo
hannesburg, June 19.
“Buller, I hope is at Standerton. Heidel
berg will be occupied from this place
shorily, and then the Orange River Colo
ny will be completely cut off from the
“Baden-Powell reports that the district
through which he parsed is sett.ing down
f-atisfactorlly. Over one thousand stands
of arms w re surrendered and Hans Eloff
and Piet Kruger, son of the President,
were io make submlssicn to him yester
day, having been previously disarmed on
“Botha’s army has retired, and it is be
lieved to bear Middleberg. His rear
guard was surprised and entirely routed
by lan Hamilton's mounted Infantry.”
The war office has received the follow
ing from Gen. Buller:
“Laing’s Nek. Friday, June 15.-—Now
that Natal is clear of the enemy. I wish
to call attention to the disgraceful way
in which private property was treated in
the part of the colony they occupied.
Their wilful and needless damage is vis
ible everywhere, and houses, when not
completely wrecked, have, been desecrated
with filthy ingenuity. That this has been
done with the consent of the leaders Is
proved by the fact that while In Charles
ton every house was wrecked, wh4le In
Volksrust, two miles off, in the
Transvaal, every house was intact."
A BOER ATTACK REPULSED.
MnJ. Seymour, n American, Killed
Near Znnl River.
London. June 17.—There Is no news re
ported from the seat of war in South
Africa, where the Britieh forces are con
tinuing to clear off the Boers on their
front, or to hold in check or disperse
those threatertug the rear of Schopernok.
Gen. Rundle’s line at Senekal and
Ficksburg is now almoel invulnerable.
The Boers attacked Ficksburg this morn
ing. but were driven off. President Steyn
of the Orange Free State is still trying
to encourage the burghers. Gen. DeWet
Is trekking north of Bloemfontein.
In an attack on Ihe railway pioneers,
near Zand river tonday, the Boers were
driven off, but MaJ. Seymour, command
ing the pioneers, was killed. He was an
American, and was formerly employed .'n
The indications are, according to reports
from Cape Town, that the ministerial cri
sis will soon be ended by the formation
of a cabinet by Sir Gordon Sprig*. Ac
cording to a Cape Town special, the cab
inet, beside Mr. Rose Inness, who will
accept, a portfolio, will probably include
former Attorney Generol Salomon, who
was a member of the late cabinet, and
Sir P. H. Faure, who was colonial eecre
tary during Rhodes’ second administra
Hand Thanked Him, But Indorsed
Paari, Cape Colony, June 16 —At to-day’s
meeting of the Afrikander Bui\d Congress
a letter was read from the late premier,
W. P/ Schreiner, announcing his resigna
tion and describing the cause of the differ
ence between himself and his colleagues
in the cabinet which left no other course
open to him.
The eongr© c adopted a resolution ex
pressing thanks to the premier for his
services to the country, but indorsing the
opposition of the bond members of Parlia
ment to the measures supported by Mr.
THROUGH THEIR WIVES.
Robert* In Said to He Negotiating;
With Krnger and Tlothn.
London, June 16, 5:50 p. m.—A rumor 1s
rife in the city that Lord Roberts is nego
tiating with President Kruger and Gen.
Botha, through their wivea, regarding
terms of surrender.
BOER DELEGATES ARE THERE.
No Significance, They Say, in Visit
Philadelphia. June 16.—While the con
vention delegates were arriving by every
train, the three representatives of the
South African republics, Messrs. Fischer
of the Orange Free State, and C. H. Wea
sels and A. D. Wolmarans, of the Trans
vaal also put In an appearance.
They took quarters at the Walton,
which la the canter of political activity,
and alter dlrner, mingled w th ihe crowds
In the lobby, talking familiarly to large
crowds. Mr. Weasels, .when asked If there
was any significance In the visit at the
time of the convention, said;
“Not the least. We had expected to
have a meeting here, hut owing to the
convention, have given It up. We are here
simply as obs- rvers, to see the manner In
which your nominations for the presi
dency are made.”
"Do you seek a Boer plank in the plat
"There will be no move of that knd
by us. Naturally It would be gratifying
to us If such a plank were put In the
platform. But If that comes about It will
be through the spontaneous action of the
The Boer delegates will remain here un
til Tuesday and perhaps longer.
BRITISH OFFICERS KILLED.
Natives of Gambia Colony Assassi
nated Six Men.
Bathurst. Gambia Colony, West Africa,
June 16.—A natjve rising has occurred In
the Gambia Colony and two British com
missioners and six members of the po
lice have been killed at Sannkandi, cn
the south bank of the Gambia river, by
The party had gone to Sannkandi to
settle a question of local administration,
when the Mundlngoes suddenly attacked
and murdered them.
Mr. Cecil Sitwell, one of the murdered
commissioners, was formerly an official
In the Windward Islands.
Three Killed In Collision.
London, June 16.— A collision between an
express train and a train filled with
Windsor racegoers occurred a Slough.
Three persons were killed and slxty-one
Croker Is Coming Home.
Liverpool, June 16.—The Cunard line
steamer Lucania, which sailed from tlhs
port to-day, had on her passenger list the
game of Richard Croker, -
DAILY. *8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A-WEEK.SI A YEAR
NATIONALISTS IN THE LEAD.
THEY SEEM TO HAVE WON ELEC
TION IN HAVANA
Mora Men Claim the Vote Wo* Clone
Bat Will Not Rink Any Money on
It—White Democratic Ticket Won
at Sautingo—( uliani Were Anxloan
to Make a Good laipreioloii and
the Elections Were Generally Or
Havana. June 16. 6:16 p. m.—The result
of the elections probably will not be
known until midnight, the count of the
ballots not beginning until 6 p. m.
The day was very quiet, the city having
the gemral appearance of Sunday, ex
cept for the large number of coaches on
the sireits hired by thee n’ending parties
to carry voters to the pells free of charge
Most of the voting was done early. Some
of the voting booths had voters waiting
before 6 o'clock In the morning when the
elections began. At 10 a m. probably half
the trial number of inscribed voters had
cast their ballots. The election boards,
nearly all of which were composed of
members of the National party, were ex
tremely contented, claiming to be abso
lutely sure of winning.
The Associated Press correspondent vis
ited a great many booths, which were
clean and orderly. There was no confu
sion, and rows of voters were awaiting
their turn. The Cubans, members of the
boards said, were conducting the elections
in an exemplary manner, being anxious to
show their fitness for independence.
One booth at Cerro was the scene of a
disturbance. An inspector of elections rep
resenting Estrada Mora, becoming involv
ed in a controversy with a watcher of tha
National party as to Ihe right of a voter
to obtain assistance In marking his ticket,
the Moran man was taken to the police
Everything Ha* Orderly.
Up to 9 o'clock to-night, Gen. 'Wool
had received nothing but satisfactory ac
counts from all parts of the Island con
cerning the behavior of the people during
the elections. Gen. Lee, Gen. Wilson and
Coi. Whiteside, all make similar state
ment* to the effect that everything was
a model of quietness and order. Matan
zae, Cienfuegos and Santa Clsra are ail
recognized as overwhelmingly in favor
of the Republican party.
It is not likely that the results in Ha
vana will be known before the hour for
closing the cable, but the Rationalists nre
claiming the election by large majorities.
The adherents of Mora say that the
vote wos very close Followers of Mora,
however, refuse to take bet* of 8 to S, and
Mora claims that his chances were hurt
by the Issuance of 20,000 copies of a circu
lar during the morning. In this circular,
Mora is quoted as saying that .after an
interview with Gen. Gomez, he! had de
cided to reeign. Later In the day Mora
Issued a denial of Ihe circular.
Hesiglts at Santiago.
Santiago de' Cuba. June 16 -The first
Cuban election passed without the* slight
est disturbance in this supposed turbu
In this city there was only a small vote
and only one ticket, on account of the
withdrawal of 'he National party a week
ago The white Democratic ticket was
unanimously elected, and the same party
was successful throughout the depart
Senor Grlnan was elected to succeed
himself as Mayor of SanMago de Cuba.
He Is a frl nd of Gov. Castillo, who organ
lied a successful campaign and will prob
ably eventually favor annexation.
CERTIFICATES OF* HEALTH.
Aalatica Cannot Leave California
San Francisco, lune 16 —All railroad and
steamship companies have been notified
by the federal authorities at Washington
that Asiatics will not be allowed to leave
California unless provided with a health
certificate Issued by the United States
Marine Hospital officers here. Whites
will be allowed to leave without certlfi- ,
cates, but It was recommended that they
provide themselves voluntarily with cer
tificates to avoid possible delay.
At first the order from Washington read
that whites as well as Asiatic* must have
health certificates, but this order was
modified inter, excepting Caucasians.
W. M. Cutter, secretary of tho Republi
can State Central Committee, to-night
sent an emphatic telegram to President
McKinley protesting against tho quaran
FOR DR. KIXYOI WS ARREST.
Order leaned on Account of the New
San Francisco, June 16 Judge Morrow
10-day Issued an order for the arreat of
Dr. Klnyoun, the Federal quarantine offi
cer of this port, and he must on Monday,
show cause why he should not be punish
ed for contempt of court, in issuing to-day
an order to railroads and steamship com
panies, forbidding them to carry pessen
gera out of this state, unless they have a
certificate of health from the Marine Hos
Wong Wan, a Chinaman, procured the
order for Dr. Kinyoun’s arrest, because
the Pacific Mail Steamship Company had
refused to sell him a ticket to Eureka,
Cal He had previously secured an In
junction against tha enforcement of the
Inepectors have been placed at the state
lines, end all trains will be boarded and
passengers examined In accordance with
Dr. Klnyoun’s order. Gov. Gage is In
communication with the authorities in
Washington, in an endeavor to have the
order quarantining the state withdrawn.
WILL BOOM EX-GOV. BRADLEY.
Kentucky Republican* Want Him
For Vive President.
Louisville, June 16—.“ The McKinley
Club Special” will leave Louisville at 12:46
p. m. Sunday with several sleepers carry
ing Kentucky’s delegation to the Phila
The Kentuckians will boom ex-3ov.
Bradley for Vice President. Ex-Gov.
Bradley will probably be elected chairman
of the delegation and John w. Yrrkee
national committeeman. The delegation
will organize at 5 p. m. Monday at the
Continental Hotel, Kentucky's headquar
Serlons Strike Situation.
St. Johns, N. F., June 16.—The Ball Isl
and strike situation la very serious. The
strikers are determined to reslat, even to
the extent of using violence, and In that
event the mining companies will appeal
to the government for protection, and
the warship Chraybdla will probably yre
cccd to the scene.