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J. H. ESTILL, President.
FOUGHT THE CHINESE
AMERICAN FORCES ENGAGED WITH
FAILED TO BREAK THE LINE.
KEMPFF WIRED THAT ANOTHER
ATTACK WOULD BE SLADE,
Belief in Washington That Admiral
Kempff Sfeant the Chinese Opposi
tlon Instead of the Government
Forces-Waller Was in Coinmund
of American Slurines—Flfty-elglit
Americans in Pekin—Plans to Send
Washington, June 23.—Dispatches re
ceived to-day from Admiral Kempff an
nounced that fighting was In progress
near Tien Tsln.
Beyond the information that the Ameri
can marines under Maj. Waller and 400
Russians had been engaged with the Chi
nese army and that a second attack with
a force of 2,000 was about to be made, no
specific details were received.
The officials waited anxiously through
out the day to learn the result of this
second movement, but up to a late hour
no further word had come from the Ad
miral c.r any other source.
The news was sufficient, however, to
accentuate the need of reinforcements,
and the energies of the War and Navy
I>epartroents were exerted in preparing to
forward men, ships and supplies as fast
as possible. The dispatch of troops from
Manila is mainly impeded by the severe
(terms now raging in the Indian sea.
Hurry ord rs were given to make ready
for sea the three naval colliers, Hannl
bal, Alexander and Saturn, now at Nor
folk for the putpcse of taking supplies
of coal to the Asiatic station. This led to
the belief In some quarters that the col
liers might be accompanied by some of
the powerful ships nosv in Atlantic wa
fers, possibly a portion of the North At
lantic squadron. But naval officials stat
ed that while Admiral Remey's force at
Manila had been much depleted, there was
no present purpose to send more ships.
Our Available Navy.
In case they are needed', however, the
Atlanta is ready at New York, end the
Bancroft at Boston, both of them being
light draft vessels, well suited for Chi
nese waters, while the New York, Texas,
Massachusetts, Indiana, Kearsarge and
Kentucky, give a reserve of strong ves
sels which can be drawn upon if the de
velopments seem to warrant such a
course. The American naval force in
Chin* at present, consists of the Newark,
400 men; Monocacy. 275; Nashville. 275. ail
at Taku; the York Town. ;too at Che IFoo.
The Oregon, which is under orders to go
to Hong Kong probably, will start next
Monday, but cannot reach the scene of
action short of six or seven days. The
Iris, a supply ship, also is on the way.
This will give Admiral Kempff a fleet of
six ships, including the Oregon, when
they "are assembled a w eek hence.
Attitude of China.
Outside of the immediate necessity of
meeting the military and naval require
ments. the government is chiefly con
cerned in finding out to what extent the
Chinese government is countenancing or
assisting the^ warfare at Tien Tsin.
One of the* highest officials of the ad
ministration said to-night that was
some evidence that Gen. Tung Fu Sen,
the principal general of the Mohammedan
Chinese, was in command, and that, pos
sibly, without orders from the Chinese
government, he had succeeded in leading
off some of the regular Chinese troops.
This would in part explain Admiral
Kempff s mesage that the Chinese army
Is engaged in the fighting. But the as
surances of the Chinese minister, and the
communications from El Hung Chang,
snd several of the influential viceroys, all
lead to the belief that the Chinese gov
ernment does not direct the movements
now going on. This uncertainty must
be cleared up within the next few hours,
and it will then be determined whether
the authorities here are to deal with
China or an uprising of Chinese rebels.
Many Sensational Rumors.
The critical con ltion of affairs brought
out the usual large crop of sensational
rumors. There were persistent reports that
an extra session of Congress might be
called, but members of the cabinet who
would be apt to know if such a move
were contemplated, dismissed the report
ns entirely unfounded
The alarming report from Shanghai that
the Empress Dowager had ordered the ex
termination of ail foreigners in China was
received with great allowance at the state
department. At the same time this was
the eleventh dav of complete silence on
the part of Minister Conger, and every
hour of silence adds to the apprehension
among the officials.
Gen Msc.Arthur's report of the ambush
ing of American troops in Luzon, result
ing in a large casualty list, added some
what to the perplexity of the war depart
ment in providing .soldiers for China as
this W'as another evidence that Gen. Mac-
Arthur needed a considerable force to gar
rison and protect the many outlying
MOVEMENTS OF AMERICAN.#.
Kempff’. Report That AA T e Have Been
Fighting Chinn'* Army.
Washington, June 23.— The navy depart
ment this morning received an Important
dispatch from Admiral Kempff, stating
that an engagement is now in progress
between the United State* marines and
other forces against the Chinese army out
side of Tien Tsln. The following bulletin
baa been issued by the department:
"Acting Secretary Hackett has this
morning received a dispatch from Admiral
Kempff, dated Che Foo, June 23, to the
effect that our marines, under Maj. Wal
ler, together with 400 Russians, have had
an engagement with the Chinese army,
near Tien Tsln- They could not break
through the line. A force numbering 2,000,
the Admiral report*, Is now ready to make
Admiral Kempff'* dispatch, stating that
an engagement had occurred near Tlau
Tain, and that another waa about to oc
cur, sent a thrill of expectancy 'through
out official circles here Other dispatches
had been received, giving e<Hitlonal <ie.
♦aH*. but these were not made public,
e* they did not ehed light upon the en.
gagement n*elf. but more on the move
ment* of the force*. The official informa
tion gave no clue whatever as to the
extent of any casualties which may hove
bean suffered by the American forces en-
i gaged and this was taken to indicate
that the leas waa little or nothing in the
face of such an 111 equipped foe.
Maj. Waller, In command of the Amerl
9#* marines who participated in the fight,
is known here as a brave and efficient offi
cer, whose coolness and daring were dis
played during the battle of Santiago when
he commanded the marines on board the
battleship Indiana. The marines referred
to in the cable are the 130 men taken by
the Solace from Manila at the first cail
Witli tin* Chinese Army,
Admiral Kempff’s specific statement that
the engagement was “with the Chinese
army” at first caused some solicitude
among officials for this was the first posi
tive official statement that the imperial
forces of China and not the Boxers were
fighting the foreign troops. Later, how
ever, the view obtained that the Admiral
had used the words “Chinese army” as
a handy means of expressing the Chinese
opposition encountered, without Intending
to officially declare that the imperial
troops were fighting.
The Shanghai statement of a practical
“Anglo-American alliance” elicited an ex
pression of indignation from the officials
here who have grown weary of explaining
that there is absolutely no such alliance,
but simply parallel action by this and
other governments toward the common
end of preserving their respective peo
ple and property.
The authorities here are using the ut
most endeavor to bring officers from every
available point so as to meet the require
ments of Admiral Remey and for this rea
son (he quota at the torpedo school at
Newport and at many other points is be
ing reduced to the smallest possible limit.
There are now fifty-two vessels in com
mission in Asiatic waters showing the ex
treme need cf a large force of offie rs.
Solnce at XagaMnki.
The navy department received a dis
patch this morning announcing the ar
rival of the Solace at Nagasaki, Japan. No
explanation is given at the depariment as
to why she went over to Nagasaki, in
stead of remaining with the American
fleet at Taku. but it is believed that she
made the trip to the Japanese port for
the r urpose of being in more direct tele
graphic communication wiih the depart
ment. It may Be that the department will
find it necessary to send duplicate mess
ages to Kt mpff via Nagasaki and the Sol
ace could carry dispatches back and forth
and establish direct communication with
the department in this way.
tiucricnna in I'ekln.
In answer to a request from the navy
department as to how many Americans
were in Pekin, Rear Admiral Kempff re
plied, under date of June 23, via Che Foo,
that thirty Austrians, seventy-five
French, fifty Germans, seventy-nine Brit
ish, forty Italians, twenty-ihree Japanese,
seventy-five Russians, and fifty-height
Americans arc in Pekin.
He further says:
“No news or whereabouts of Pekin’s re
lief expedition. Reported by cablegram.
June 12. Japanese expect several thousand
troops now' due. No news from Tien Tsin
or Pekin since last report.”
This dispatch arrived at the navy de
partment prior to *he dispatch, announc
ing that fighting was in progress between
the Chinese imperial troops and the in
ternational column outside of Tien Tsin.
I>e|y of Reinforcements.
The only news given out at the War
Department to-day having any bearing
any bearing on the situation in Qhira
was a dispatch from Gen. MacArthur
announcing a further delay in the de
parture of the military reinforcements
to China. The message is as follows:
“Manila, June 23.—Adjutant General,
Washington: Departure Ninth Infantry
delayed until Juns 27 f consequence storm,
which broke railroad and telegraph and
made approach of transport Impossible.
Tt is proposed to send the Ninth Infan
try and its transportation equipments, in
cluding mules and wagons, to Taku on
the transports Logan and Port Albert.
Inasmuch as the voyage will take at least
six days, it will be Impossible to land
the troops on Chinese soil before the 3d
of July at the earliest. Adjt. Gen. Cor
bin is authority for the statement that
nothing has been heard from Gen. Mac-
Arthur on the subject of sending addi
tional reinforcements to China. The de
partment, however, is making arrange
ments for the prompt transportation to
China of as many troops as can be
spared from immediate service in the
K'lniiff to Send More Men.
Acting Secretary Meiklejohn was in close
consultation during the day with Gen.
Miles. Adjt. Gen. Corbin, Quartermaster
General Ludington and Col. Bird, the
quartermaster in charge of transporta
tion. It is no secret that the delibera
tions related to the execution of plans for
affording substantial relief to the small
naval force which has so far borne the
brunt of battle at Taku, Tien Tsin and on
the road to Pekin in conjunction with the
larger forces of the allied Powers. So far
as the transportation is concerned there
will be no difficulty in the way of for
warding additional troops from Manila to
the Chinese coast.
The war department officials also are
seriously considering the advisability of
changing the destination of the transport
Grant from Manila to Taku. She will
carry two squadrons of the Sixth Cavalry,
numbering about 800 men, and a battalion
of marines numbering 230 men. These
troops are now being assembled at San
Francisco and are scheduled to start for
the East on the first proximo. The Grant
Is a fast ship and can make the trip to
China in twenty-eight or thirty days. The
horses of the cavalry troops are to be
taken over on transports from Portland,
PROCLAMATION BY POWERS.
Will Use Armed Force Only Against
Those AVho Oppose Them.
Washington, June 23.—The following ca
blegram from Admiral Kempff was receiv
ed late this afternoon at the navy depart
“Che Foo, June 23. 1900.—Secretory Navy,
Washington. Proclamation Issued 20th.
The admirals and senior naval officers of
the allied Powers in China desire, in the
name of their governments, to let it he
known to all the viceroys and the authori
ties of coast and river provinces and cities
in China that they intend to use armed
force only against the Boxers and those
people who oppose them in the mardh to
Pekin for the rescue of their fellow coun
Admiral Kempff's message is of Import
ance as showing the present attitude of
the Powers represented in. Chinese wa
trs. It Indicates that for the present, at
leaat. they ere operating In harmony for
the release of the foreigners who are con
fined In the Chinese capital, and that they
are taking active steps by means of procla
mation lo have this fact become known
to the peaceably inclined Chinese.
Officials here interpret the proclamation
as a conciliatory measure and believe it
calculated to restore the confidence of the
Chinese people in, the pacific intentions of
VICEROYS GIVE ASSURANCE.
1,1 Hung Chang Also Says He Will
Pnt ftn End to the Trouble.
Washington, June 23.—Several Important
communications have been received by the
Secretary of State Justifying the attitude
assumed by this government, that, techni
cally speaking, a state of war doe* not ex
ist between the United States and China.
The viceroys who have their ueats of
government at Nan King and Wu Cheng.
Continued on Ninth Page,
SAVANNAH. GA., SUNDAY. JUNE 24, 1900.
RELIEF OF TIEN TSIN.
HORDES OF CHINESE IN THE WAY
OF FOREIGN FORCES.
TROOPS HAD TO FALL BACK.
RUSSIANS AND AMERICANS MADE
Another Effort to Relieve the For
eigner* Wn* to Have Been Made
Yesterday Foreigner. in Tien
Tsin Are Holding Out Well—Little
Doubt of the Government's Atti
tude—Learnt ions In Pekin All Re
London, June 24, 3:20 a. m.—The only
dispatches from China received last night
are those which give further details of the
repulse of Thursday's attempt to relieve
According to a dispatch from Che Foo,
hordes of Chinese, with well-posted ar
tillery, block the way of the American
and Russian forces. The guns of the al
lies could make no impression, and it was
found impossible to shift the enemy’s
position. Nothing could be done, except
to fait back, and this was accomplished
in good order.
It was ascertained that the foreigners
in Tien Tsin were making a gallant de
fense. The French concession buildingß
had been vigorously attacked with fire,
and in all probability have been reduced
After the force retired an armored train
attempted to reconnolter, but was de
More troops are arriving at Taku, end
another attempt at relief with a force
of much greater strength, was to have
been made last (Saturday) night.
The Chinese legation at Berlin received
another telegram last (Saturday) night,
stating that all the legations in Pekin
were safe, and that the foreign ministers
at that place were all weli.
PRINC-K TUAN IN' COMMAND.
Reported He Is Responsible for At
tack on Tien Tsin,
Shanghai, June 23.—Prince Tuan has
taken charge as commander general in
chief, after dismissing Yung La, a nephew
of the Emperor, the former commander
Prince Tuan gave notice that he would
march to Tien Tsin and sweep out the
handful of foreigners there. At daylight
on the morning of June 21 he attacked
the settlements at Tien Tsin with artil
lery, and the best foreign drilled troops.
The Chinese army had about forty-five
Krupps. They managed to burn the
United States consulate. The warehouses
and the Standard Oil Company’s prem
ises are believed to have escaped. Though
the situation is grave, the Chinese have
not occupied Tien Tsin.
Tlie latest news from Pekid emanating
from authentic sources Is to the effect
that there is no change in the situation.
This is understood to mean that the le
gations still hold out. The Chinese have
surrounded them but do not dare to make
another attack. Apparently they hope
to starve out those who have taken ref
Government la Wrecked.
Midnight—Foreigners and commercial
men at all of the treaty ports are of the
opinion that the Chinese government has
been wrecked beyond repair, and that the
only solution for the existing anarchy,
will be the establishment of anew gov
ernment, controlled by the civilized na
tions. Attempts to restore the Empress
on the basis of her promise of good be
havior, would make the position of the
foreigners worse than ever.
A popular plan is the restoration of the
Emperor, If found alive. With liberal ad
visers, he could be held subject to strict
supervision by some council, repreresent
ing the foreign Powers.
The personal punishment of the highest
officials concerned In the anti-foreign
movement, is considered essential.
Interest is focused on Russia and Amer
ica. It is the universal belief that Rus
sia Instigated rioting, expecting to march
an army to Pekin, and proclaim herself
protector of China, under the guise of
restoring order, but achieved a fiasco on
account of the prompt action of the other
America Holds tlie Key.
America, who is considered to hold the
key to the solution, because of being be
yond suspicion of land-grabbing motives,
Is in the best position to take the lead
in making proposals for a permanent ar
rangement. There is a practical Anglo-
American alliance in China. The com
mercial organizations of both nationali
ties are urging their respective govern
ments to hurry more troops. The pres
ence of enough soldiers to enforce the
demands upon China, besides being a
check to the ambitions of rival Powers,
is deemed vital.
There is an insufficient number of Eng
lish troops available toi protect the in
terests at stake in the treaty ports. The
English and Americans confidently ex
pect thnt Reveral regiments will be sent
from the Philippines without delay.
No Confidence In LI Hons Chang.
No confidence is expressed In Li Hung
Chang, who is expected to follow what
ever policy is likely to result in personal
Many missionaries from the Yang-tse-
Kiang valley are coming to Shanghai for
Three Chinese gunboats recently built
by the Armstrongs have arrived at Shang
hai from Taku, fleeing from the foreign
fleets, leaving a captain behind in their
haste. Two Chinese cruisers at Klang
Ylng fort, fifty miles up the river, are
kept under steam. The forts are pro
vided with modern artillery, and are In
structed to watch for the approach of
Six American Presbyterian missionaries
from Klang Ying have arrived at Shang
hai. A wealthy Chinaman, who fled from
Tekln on the 14th, say* that all the lega
tion*. except the British, Austrian and
Belgian, have been burned, the foreign
ers taking refuge with those three.
Only seven Krupp guns are employed In
the bombardment of Tien Tsln.
There Is still no new* of Vice Admiral
Seymour. The officials here are anxious,
business is practically suspended, and all
the respectable Chinese look for foreign
protection In th# event of a rising.
It is officially aald that th* Dowager Em
press has Issued emphatic Instructions
for th# extermination of #ll foreigner* lit
v L*.rg* Dumber* of refugee* ariivlr v
her© from the North. All is quiet here
and In the Yang-tse-Kiang valley.
CHIXKSE WERE ADVANCING.
Continually Working Their Gann
From Native' City.
London, June 23.—Special dispatches
from Shanghai, dated at 7:20 p. m., yes
terday, give additional details of the bom
bardment of Tien Tsin.
It is reported that Tien Tsln ha® been
Incessantly bombarded for the last three
days. The entire British and French
settlements have been destroyed. Heavy
casualties are reported.
The Chinese number at least 15.000 In
side the city, while their emissaries crowd
the foreign quarters, setting fire to the
buildings. The Chinese guns are being
worked steadily from the walls of the
native city. The all being de
stroyed, the foreigners floekAo the Town
Hall. The assistance of reinforcements is
The Russians are now intrenched in
the depot. They are resisting the advance
which tne enemy is making in overwhelm
No word has been received from Ad
miral Seymour, and it is feared that the
relief column fared badly. There is an
exoc'us of foreigners from the Yang-lse-
Klang forts to Shanghai and Japan. Many
cot sider Shanghai unsafe, ow ing to the
absence of foreign troops.
BOMBARDMENT OF TIEN TSIN.
Report to Pari* of Destruction or
Paris, June 23.—The French consul gen
eral in China telegraph- under date of
Fr day, June 22, as follows:
“The Chinese have bombarded the Tien
Tsin concessions and have destroyed the
A dispatch received lure from the
French consul. M. Francois, sent from
Yunnan Fu under date of Sunday, June
17, expresses frar of an insurrection
the mandarins in Yunnan Sen
owing to apprehensions of a war. He ex
plains that this 1s (he reason why he is
Another telegram dated Wednesday,
June 20, announces that (he mandarins
had ro established tranquility in Mong
Tse and that the situation in Yunnan Sen
was unchanged. Ft was added that two
Europeans from latter place had suc
ceeded in reaching Mong Tse without hav
ing encountered great obstacles and that
four Chinese convicted cf participating in
the burning of a church and live Euro
pean houses, June 16. had been executed.
WIBE SENT TROOPS FORWARD.
Monocacy’* Commander Taking Part
in the Disturbance,
Shanghai, June 23.—The American con
sul, here, John Goodnow, has received
from the consul at Che Foo, under date
of June 22, a bulletin from Commander
Wise, of the United States warship Mo
nocacy, as follows:
"June 20. —On arrival of the marines
this morning, I started fires in the loco
motives and got cars and two field pieces.
Just now, 1 p. m., trains with 400 Rus
sians and one field piece and 130 marines,
are leaving. ,
"A French officer has Just arrived, hav
ing left Tien Tsin yesterday at 7:30, when
troops were attacking the foreigners and
the American consulate had been destroy
ed. He does not know what has become
of our men. The Chinese have modern
field guns and are battering the foreign
ers in their strongholds. He savs the
line can be traveled from here to Ching
Chang Chan, half way to Tien Tsin. A
few Russians are there. He says I may
be attacked here to-night, but- I have
sent ell the marines, os I can look out
for myself. This place will be deserted
"It Is very important to preserve the
rolling stock of the company. When a
train has got as far ahead sb it can,
the troops will press ahead afoot, and the
train will be sent back for reinforce
"I seized here at daylight a dispatch
boat. I could start more locomotives if
I had competent firemen.
"Wise, Captain of Warehip Monocacy.”
Lieut. Kempff, U. S. N., through the
British Consul at Tien Tsin, sends the
following by special courier:
"Reinforcements ore urgently needed.
The casualties are heavy, the ammunition
is insufficient and machine guns are re
quired. The Russians at the railroad sta
tion ere hard pressed. The Chinese troops
keep up an incessant fire from large guns
on the European concessions, nearly all
of which have been burned.”
RUMORED NAVAL ENGAGEMENT.
German Crnl.er Said to Have Rested
Two Chinese Vessels.
Kiel, June 23.—iA rumor is current In
naval circles here that a German cruiser
has forced one Chinese -ship ashore and
captured another, and that fifty Chinese
were killed and seventy wounded.
VON KETTELER SAFE AND WELL.
Chinese Minister at Berlin Hns Been
Berlin, June 23.—The Chinese Minister
here. Du Hal Houan. to-day Informed the
foreign office that the German Minister
t Pekin, Baron Von Ketteler, who, it
was-reported had been killed by the Box
ers, was safe and well.
FOREIGNERS AT NEW CHWANG.
Residents Are Safe and Business Not
Che Foo, June 23.—A dispatch from New
Chwar.g, at the head of the Gulf of Diao
"Foreigners are concentrating here, The
British consul haa telegraphed for a guro
hout, but has received no reply. The
port Is apparently left under Russian pro
tection. Russian troops sre arriving from
Port Arthur and the north. The resi
dents are safe and buslnese Is not likely
to be seriously Interfered with."
ITALY’S ATTITUDE ON CHINA.
Minister Instructed to Take Any Ne
Rome, June 23.—1n the Senate to-day
Marquis Visconti Venosta, replying lo a
question from Signor VWelleschl, declar
ed that on the breaking out of the trou
ble in China the Italian foreign affairs
depariment had Instructed the Italian
Minis'er in China to assist his colleagues
in the re-estahllshment of order, but In
the event of the Insurrection breaking out
the Minister was ordered to take any
action befltt ng the situation. Similar In
atruc'lons were given to the commanders
of the two vessels in China. In this way
the detachment# of Italian marines took
part In the successive operation# of the
International forces. A third vessel with
a.. Continued on Ninth Page,
NINE OF THEM WERE KILLED IX A
WAS ON MINDANAO ISLAND.
INSURGENTS HELD A WELL EN
Detachment of the Fortieth Regi
ment Fell Into the Trap and Many
of Them Were Killed or Wounded.
MacArthur Scud* I.l*t of the Cun
iin !t ien—llnttnllon of the Twenty
nlntli Regiment Sent to tlie Inland
Manila, June 23.—A detachment of forty
men of the Fortieth Regiment, Capt.
Thomas Miller commanding, left Caga
yan de Misamts, Island of Mindanao,
scouting, June 13.
During the morning of June 14 they en
countered a strongly ambushed and in
trenched force of the enemy. The Ameri
cans’ attempts to charge were frustrated
by the Filipinos’ pitfalls and traps.
The advance line, consequently, was
under heavy fire in front and on its
flanks, and fell back on Cagayan.
The American loss was nine men killed
f.nd two officers and ten men wounded.
Trnnhlen in Sumer Ihliiikl.
Reports have reached Manila of trop
hies in the Island of Samar, to which
place reinforcements, a battalion of the
Twenty-ninth Regiment and a battery of
artillery wore despatched to-day.
It is believed in army circles at Zam
boanga that tlie Petit court-martial will
result in the Colonel's acquittal.
The United Stabs cruiser Now Or
leans has sailed from here and it is sup
posed she is on her way to China.
It is report and that the United S ates ar
mored cruiser Brooklyn will proceed to
List of the Casualties.
Washington, June 23.—The War Depart
ment has received the following cable
gram from Gen. MacArthur:
“Manila, June 23, 1000.—Adjutant Gen
eral, Washington: Detachment four of
ficers, 100 men, Fortieth Volunteer Infan
try, Capt. Miller commanding, left Taga
yan June 13 on reconnoisance up Taga
yan river, morning, ambushed by in
surgents in strong position; fifty men sent
to reinforce from Tagayan. Could not
take position and troops withdrew to
coast post. Our loss in killed:
“Company H, Robert R. Coles, John
H. Haywood, Fred Holloway, John T.
Pelham, Frank Salisbury; Company M,
Corpl. Jesse G. Moody, Michael J. Me-
“Wounded: Company I. Cap*. Walter
B. Elliott, slight; Company H, Capt.
Thomas Miller, in thigh, slight; Jeff Efflg,
moderate; James W. Jeffries, slight;
Roxie Wheaton, moderate; George Ilol
farif, slight, MurPy Phillips, severe;
John W. Smith, severe.
“Company M, Edwin Wiliams, severe;
Company K, George W, Wells, severe;
L. M. Kamters, moderate.
“Missing, Company 11, Sergt. William
“Full details report no* received.
SHERIFF TO REDUCE POSSE.
Strike Situation in St. Lnats Is
St. Louis, June 23.—Sheriff Pohlman to
daj' began arranging to reduce his posse to
500 in pursuance of the orders Issued yes
terday by the Board of Police Commis
sioners. The men needed are being given
furloughs until July 4, when the whole
force will be on duty again. The posse
now numbers 1,226 men and seventy-five
The examinations of witnesses by Cor
oner Lloyd In the inquiry as to the re
sponsibility for the death of Thomas Kine
and Burckhardt, strikers killed in front of
posse barracks June 10, was resumed to
day, but nothing Important was brought
out, and the inquest was adjourned until
Dan Hatpin and Pat Powers, both for
mer employes of the East St. Louis Elec
tric Street Railway are under arrest
charged with attempting to blow up a
car on that road.
Orra F. Havill, an employe of the Tran
sit Company, who is under arrest on sus
picion of having caused an explosion on
that system, 10-day admitted to Chief of
Devolves Desmond that I e got the dyna
mite found In hist possession at the time
of his arrest frem an old negro, and was
going to put it under the bridge, and then
tell tho Transit Company about it in or
der to make his position good. He said
he did not intend to blow anything up.
Havill Is said to have furnished the
Transit Company wiih many of the re
cently exploded tips about dynamite plots
His ambition to shine as a detective Is
believed to be responsible for his present
The St. Louis Transit Company is aug
menting Its force of employes and its
transportation facilities to such an ex
tent that all semblance of a strike prom
ises to disappear In the near future.
KENTUCKY IN FOR HILL.
He I. Relieved to Be the Choice of
Frankfort, Ky„ June 23.—David B. Hill
Is believed here to be tho choice for Vice
President by a majority of delegates
from this state to the Democratic Na
tional Convention. Insurance Commis
sioner John C. Chenault, who will go to
Kansas City with the prdxy of Judge W.
8. Pryor, as a delegate from the state
at large, to-day said:
"I am for Hill, and although there has
been no conference of the Kentucky del
egates, I have little doubt that he will
receive Kentucky’s vote."
A canvass of the state officials and po
litical leaders at the State Capitol shows
a decided preference for Hill for second
THREATENED CONSUL'S LI EE.
Snltor Entered American Consulate
and Demnntled Money,
Kingston, Jamaica, June 23.—A aalior
named Burke entered the United States
consulate to-day and demanded money
from Consul Ethelbert Watt#. Being re
fused, Burke became violent end threat
ened the consul’# life. He was secured
and handed over to the police before he
Siould execute his threat.
‘•HORS” GETTING VINDICTIVE.
.Ininonon Haym a Kow Thlnig* About
111* Tran** mil Until.
London, Juno 24.—There was almost a
total absence of war news from South
Africa last night, and th© telegrams re
ceived lack interest and fail to add to the
facts already known.
According to a special dispatch from
Cap© Town, it seems that In the recent
fight at Zand river, the Boers captured
2,000 mall bags containing a three-weeks*
accumulation of letters for Bober s’
army and £4,000 worth of stamps, lnteodvd
for the use of the troop**.
At Kiml>erley Friday evening Dr. Jame
son addressed the electors. He sketched
the position of the Rand at the lime of
the raid, emphasizing the discontent of
the working classes, who were groaning
under grievances and were ripe for revolt.
He denied that the raid caused racial trou
bles, induced the Boers to arm or hamp
ered the imperial government. Race feel
ing, h© continued, always existed and arm
ament already had been commenced by
th© Transvaal government, while the im
perial government did not intend to take
effective steps to redress the Outlnnders
This is the first time that Dr. Jameson
has broken tlie silence on the subject of
The Transvaal annexation proclamation
Is soon expected. Almost all reports In
dicate that the Boers are rapidly realiz
ing the futility of a further struggle when
opposed to such an overwhelming force.
One cf the most noticeable features of
the week in South Africa was Lord Rob
• rts abandonment of human© measures
toward the Boers which he had so long
persisted in despite th criticism of tho
British colonists and many officers. The
stern vengeance that now will be visited
not only on those who give the Boers
passive assistance, hut on (hose who. af
(<r surrender, fail to assist The British
arms, savors more of G> n. Kitchener than
of “Bobs ”
INDEPENDENCE OF THE lIOKR*.
French Committee Refer* to the
Paris, June 23.—A committee to advo
cate the independence of the Boers has
been formed in Paris and to-day issued a
manifesto signed by forty French senators
and deputies, Including eight ex-ministers.
The manifesto urges a union of ell sim
ilar com in H tees which exist in Hiihsia,
America, Germany, Holland ami even in
England, with the view of a combined ef
fort to bring about |>eaee and prevent the
destruction of tlie two republics. Re
ferring to Hie United Staffs the manifesto
“It appear* to u* Imposslbi© that the
great American republic, forgetful of ita
origin, will remain until the end indiffer
ent. in the face of a conflict in every way
identical with that to which she owes her
own existence and from which sh©
only able to emerge thanks to tho sympa
thies and supjmrt of Europe.”
BOTH % HAS FULL POWERS.
He I* Willing to Surrender Unt Krn
gcr In Obdurate.
London, June 24. According to a Pretoria
dispatch, Gen. Botha possesses full pow
ers to conclude peace, and It Is reiterated
that he is willing to surrender, but it
seems President Kruger remains obdurate.
Tiu fact th;U a deputation from Pieters
burg, iti Nortlfrrti Transvaal, has ap
proached I*ord Roberts with an invitation
to send a force to receive the submission
from the town Is regarded ns important,
for Petersburg is far removed from the
scene of warfare.
MAN V REPORTED KILLED.
Merlon* Wreck on the Southern Near
Atlanta, June 23.—A passenger train on
the Southern Railway which left Macon
at 7 p. m. for Atlanta, ran into a washout
near McDonough, Go., to-*iight.
The casualties, if any, have not been
ascertained. A wrecking train left for the
scene about midnight.
Macon, Ga., June 24.—1 t Is reported here
that there wao a very heavy loss of life
in the McDonough wreck on the Southern
The train crew ar© said to be lout, and
only seven passengers are known to b©
uninjured. .? ;
The Southern Railway officials here
have up to this hour only th© most mea
gre advices but express considerable ap
Tlie wreck occurred at a culvert, near
th© Ocmulgf© river, a short distance from
McDonough. A cloudburst occurred to
night and flooded th© country near Mc-
Donough. The train went into the wash
out without a note of warning.
The crash was teirifle, and despite the
pouring rain the wreckage took Are.
The train was composed of one sleeper,
two day coaches and two baggage cars.
The Pullman caught fire, but before It
was totally destroyed, the body ot Capt.
Wood was rescued.
Supt. A. Gordon Jones Is fearful that
*he train crew is lost. H>* is to- I
tally unadvised, but from the. nature of
th© wreck, thinks It must have been a
bed one, and that the passengers, too,
have met with heavy disaster.
Atlanta, June 21.—The Constitution has
received the following list from the South
Seven or eight of the passengers were
saved. THose saved are:
Prof. Rohr, Baltimore.?
"Walter Hope, Boston.
Mary B. Merritt.
A. 18. Flynn, Atlanta.
William Bhlpper of Tennessee.
V. E. Mack, Chattanooga.
Negro sleeping car porter.
The flagman Is the only member of the
train crew who wias saved. The train Is
not, aa a rule, heavy on Saturday night*.
Took 1,000 Ballots.
Newport, Ark., June 23.—After taking
1,000 ballot# without a nomination, the
Flret District Democratic Congressional
Convention to-day adjourned until
DAILY, $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.JI A YEAR
BOYCOTT IS ILLEGAL
judge nntvsoN issues ay injunc-
TIOY AGAINST IT.
LABORERS’ RIGHTS DEFINED.
MUST not INTERFERE WITH AN
Conrl Snys Laborer. Can Stop Work-
In <ll viduall y or In Numbers. Bat
Mast Not Attempt to Cut Off An
other's I'ntronnge by Threats or
Intimidation— (use Was Thnt of ft
Typographical Union In Angnsti.
Augusta, June 23.-Judge Brinson filed
his decis on (his evening- in a case that
is important, n t only to the newspapers
hut to organized l#hur as it deals with
tho right of unions to employ the boy
cott as a mpans of compelling a rival to
employ union latter.
Tho petition in this cause alkgrs that
Typographical Union, No. 41 had made a
demand upon tlie Daily Tribune to “union
ize' its office by employing only members
of the union and also demanded that the
proprietors of raid newspaper enter Into
a wi ttien contract to pay its employes
for the term of five years the "union”
scale of wngrs.
it further alleges that upon the refusal
<-f the proprietors of the Tribune to c m-
Plv with said demands the defendants Is
sued and delivered to tiro advertising pa
ir ns of the paper certain circulars which
are fully set out in the petition, by wtdeh
the and, fendants are seeking by np rating
Oil tlie fears of said patrons of the Tri
bune to coerce them to take their adver
tising out of the paper 1o its loss and
damage, and injunction is prayed for.
They Admit tile Boycott.
The defendants do not deny the existence
of the controversy, or that they made Ih*
demands upon the owners of (he Tribune
ns alleged, nor do they deny that the
circulars were sent to tlie advertising pa
trons of the palter. They contend that said
acts upon their part were strictly within
their legal rig 11 that said acts do not
constitute unlawful intimidation; that
they ore merely fair and legitimate weap
ons of warfare iti this conflict that has
arisen between the owners of this paper
representing employer*, and this labor
union representing wage earners.
Judge Brinson calls attention to the f*-t
that the question lias never been adju
dicated in Georgia, and he hopes
the Supremo Court will pass upon it.
that l>oth ; ides may know how far they
eat) go In these contests that seen* to rt-ju
inevitably. He said In his decision:
X"J* It Is Illegal.
"The owners of th e Tribune have •
property Interest! in that paper. They
hnve a right to such earnings as they can
honestly make. The right, of laborers to
combine in not even remotely involved In
thia cas r. nor la their right In work for
u horn they tuny choose or to cease work
either 111 a body or us individuals. Nor la
their rlgnt to patronize or refuse to pa
tronize whomsoever they may desire, in
volved. All these right they unquestiona
bly' have. No one could or should seek
to deprive them of these rights.
"These circulars seem to have thia
meaning, viz.: 'We, as an organization,
have boycotted the Tribune: we demand
of their patrons that they do the same.
If tlie patrons do not do so we hereby put
(Item on notice that we will boycott them
■ilso." One may be Intimidated by threats
of property loss os well as by threats of
“Being governed entirely by what
seems to he the current authority tn other
Jurisdictions of the United States, where
Iheso questions have prism, no other
course remains but to hold under the ad
mitted facts that the ease of <he plain
tiffs Is made out, and that they are en
titled to the Injunction prayed for. The
defendants are, therefore, enjoined from
sending to patrons of the Daily Tribune
the said circulars described In said peti
tion, or any circulars similar thereto,
or from threatening or using any means
of intimidation to cause said patrons to
sever their business relations with said
paper. This June 23, 1900. R. L. Brin
son. Judge Superior Court, Augusta cir
REMOVAL OF THE TROOPS.
toother llrglinrnt Mny goon Come
Home From Cuba.
Havana, June, 23 —Now that the elec'lons
are satisfactorily over Gen. Wood will rec
ommend the removal of an infantry regi
ment from the island, probably the ste
ond. Cavalry are needed in the event ot
any trouble occurring, which is unlikely,
but Gen. Wood fee ls, as he has for over a
year, that the troops could be reduced by
removing almost the entire infantry ex
cept In places where they can be used
mounted, as in the Santiago province. The
removal of the troops as proposed inspires
the Cubans with a feeling of contentment
find confidence in the Joint resolution of
Congress. They appear to believe that
each removal means another step towards
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
Brlsiow left on board the Mexico. He ex
perts to have to return for a fortnight in
about a month.
GILI.IGAN WAS CONVICTED.
Given Elithlren Year* for Harder of
Newport News, Va., June 23.—'A. C. Ollli
gan was convicted In the County Court of
Isle of Wight county to-day of the murder
of C. Beverly Turner. The Jury fixed his
punishment at eighteen years In the pen
itentiary. The crime was pronounced
murder In the second degree.
GUllgan loved Miss Isabel Turner, the
daughter of his benefactor, and while
srcKlng to attract her to a clandestine
meeting on the premises of Mr. Turner ho
met the latter In the dark and killed him.
Qilllgan's plea was self-defense, and he
stated that Miss Turner was with him
when the shot was fired. This statement,
however, was unsubstantiated, and wao
flatly contradicted by Mies Turner and
BIBONIC ri.AGI F, AT OPORTO.
Freeh Outbreak Mas Been Reported
Oporto, June 23.—A fresh case of the
bubonic plague has been reported here.
President of Mechanics.
Saratoga. N. Y., June 23.—W. B. Morris
of Richmond, Va.. was to-day elected
president of the National Association at