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THE MORNING NEWS.
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J. H. ESTILL. President.
TIEN TSIN RELIEVED.
FOREIGN TROOPS ENTERED IT
WITH SMALL LOSS.
REPORT SENT BY KEMPFF.
ttISSIAN FORCES ARE SAID TO
HAVE LOST HEAVILY.
tfear Still Felt for Seymour an.l the
Legation*—Chinese Troop* Massing
Around Pekin—There Are Said to
Be 360,000 ot Them With Plenty ot
Arms and Ammnnltlon, hut Poorly
Dleeiiplined—Plans of the Pnirers.
Che IFoo, Tuesday, June 26.—Rear Ad
•nlral Kempff reports, by a Japanese tor
pedo boat, that the combined forces en
tente red Tien Tsin on Saturday, June 23,
Sustaining small lo6s.
They started on Sunday to relieve the
force which left Tien Tsin on June 10, and
Which is believed to be surrounded near
According to Japanese reports, Admiral
Seymour has been captured and the min
isters have left Pekin, guarded by Chinese
eoldlers. Their whereabouts Is unknown.
Tsing Tau, June 24, 8 p. m —Eight thou
sand allied troops have landed at Taku,
Including 1,200 Germans.
A French officer, who has succeeded in
getting through from Tien Tsin to Taku,
Bays that the Russians alone have lost
(SO killed and 300 wounded.
The German gunboat litis, up the Pet
tio or Tien Tsin river reports that masses
Ot Chinese are nearing Tonk Ku and that
gn immediate attack is expected.
Troop* Were Reinforced.
London, June 26, 3:35 a. m.—The British
(Cruiser Terrible has arrived at Che Foo
from Taku with the latest news, which
is as follows:
"Eight hundred Sikhs and 200 Welsh
►"uslllers have effected a junction, with
the American, German and Russian forces
Which had been cut off by the Chinese
about nine miles from Tien Tsin. It was
proposed to deliver an assault upon, the
Chinese forces at Tien TSin last night
It is not clear what forces united. It
Would seem that one relieving force, cut
pff, hod been relieved by another. At any
(rate, It is apparently certain that the al
lies arrived in sufficient force at Tien Tsin
Sunday to attack the besieging Chinese.
"Foreign official opinions here,” says a
Ulspatch from Shanghai to the Daily Ex
press dated yesterday, "inclines to be
lieve that the worst has happened to the
legations at Pekin, and to Admiral Sey
mour as well. Even if the legations were
Bafe on June 19, there is no guarantee
that they are safe now.
"The situation, in fact, grows more and
more gloomy.. The entire absence of re
liable news from the capital seems to
Justify the worst construction which can
be put upon it.
"Bad news comes from Nanking, where
Ihe unrest is said lo be growing hourly.
Viceroy Liu Kin Till has telegraphed the
British authorities that he has ordered
the five Chinese cruisers which have been
lying off the harbor here to proceed to
Movements of Chinese Army.
•'Gen. Mas' army,” says a correspondent
at Shan Hal Kw.in, "consisting of 4,000
men, left a week ago for Pekin and Gen.
Bung Ching's forces, numbering 2,500, left
(or the same place on June. 15.
"A careful estimate of the number and
armament of the Chinese troops around
Pekin puts the total at 360,000, and it Is
calculated that these troops possess 227-
centimetre Creusot guns, eighteen Krupp
guns and 150 Maxims.
"Their supply of ammunition is practi
cally inexhaustible. It has been
plainly supplied by a German firm
Bt Carlowitz. Fully three-fourths of
the Chinese forces are badly drilled,
Wholly undisciplined and quite unfamiliar
With modern, weapons.”
Another Shanghai dispatch says:
"LA Ping Heng, former governor of
Bhan Tung, who is intensely anti-foreign,
has gone to the Kiang Yin forts on the
Y’ang Tee. He has declared his intention
of resisting the landing of British forces
In that region.”
According to a Hong Kong dispatch dat
ed yesterday, strong reinforcements of
Indian police with three Maxims, have
been sent to Kow Loon, on the mainland.
A Che Foo message of Monday's dat ,
“Four cannon have been added lo the
west fort here, whore there are now 1.000
soldiers permanently encamped, a further
force having arrived from Ning Hal Chou.
There Is an uneasy feeling prevailing here,
and an attack Is generally anticipated.
Chinese merchants are closing their of
fices and preparing to leave the port. All
business is at a standstill.”
Preparations of the Allies.
Extensive preparations by the allies are
going forward. The first regiment of Brit
ish India, 1,090 men, embarked at Calcutta
yesterday, and 833 more marines received
orders to go out from English ports. The
British war office, in anticipation of a pro
longed campaign, Is contracting for win
ter clothing and fur caps.
The Amur army corps, ordered out by
Russia, numbers 52,100 men with eighty
four guns. Japan purposes to land 15.000
men on Chinese territory within a fort
Among the minor military preparations
the Portuguese governor of Macao, Island
of Macao, at the southwest entrance of
Canton river. Is sending arms to the
Portuguese In Canton. The Germans in
Hong Kong have cabled Emperor William
to ask. If they may active In the local
forces In defense of Hong Kong. A mil
lion rounds left Hong Kong yesterday
for Taku by the British steamer
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times sends the following under yester
"A military correspondent at Taku says
(that the operations of the allies are suf
|aaJnc from tbe want of a recognised J
head, defective organization, and the lack
Mr. Kinder, the noted engineer, has ar
rived at Che Poo.
ASKED for an armistice.
Minister Wn Wanted the American
Troop* Held Off.
Washington, June 25.—The chief devel
opment to-day in the Chinese situation
was the effort of the Chinese minister,
Wu Ting Fang, to secure an armistice
in the operation of American troops un
til IA Hung Chang could reach Pekin
and bring about a cessation of the disor
The proposition is rather a novel one,
and Is based upon the representations of
the Viceroys of the important provinces
of the Yang-tse-Kiang valley that they
can maintain order without the aid of
foreign troops, and that the presence of
the foreigners would act merely as an
incentive to disorder.
Minister Wu brought these representa
tions to the attention of Secretary Hay,
who consulted the President. The lat
ter’s decision, as subsequently conveyed
to the minister, was that while the as
surances of the Viceroys for continued
quiet was fully appreciated, the United
States could not bind Itself not to send
its forces to points’ where disorder actu
ally existed and where the safety of our
officials and citizens was endangered.
Technically speaking, in the absence of
a state of war, this was not a proposition
of armistice, but high government offi
cials said it amounted practically to an
offer of armistice and the refusal on the
part of the United States to make the
Nothing' Heard Ffom Kempff.
Secretary Hong said at 4 o’clock p. m.,
when he left the Navy Departm’ent for
the day, that nothing had come from
Admiral Kempff on the casualties of the
first engagement of the American ma
rines with the Chinese, or on the out
come of the second engagement, which
was to have occurred yesterday or Sat
urday. The only dispatch received by
the Secretary was a belated one from
Kempff, asking for instructions ns to
whether he should co-operate with the
other naval forces In taking the Taku
forts. This must have been sent some
days ago, as the Taku forts were taken
the middle of last week. Under the cir
cumstances, there was no occasion for
answering the Admiral’s request, as he
already had been advised of the general
purpose of this government to act con
currently with the other Powers in the
protection of American interests.
The State Department remained
throughout the day without information
from Minister Conger or any other source,
thev only dispatch received being from
Consul John Goodnow, at Shanghai, say
ing he had heard nothing from Pekin
since the 14th instant. On the whole, the
day was one of anxiety and a lack of
definite information on the main points.
MANY FALSE DISPATCHES.
Chinese Minister Say a, Empress Can
not Re Deposed.
Berlin, June 25.—The Kreuz Zeitung
warns the public against crediting dis
patches from Chinese officials, especially
those from Sheng, director general of rail
ways and telegraphs. The recent opti
mistic utterances of the French foreign
minister, M. Delcasse. were founded upon
one of Sheng’s cablegrams that has since
been proved false.
The paper further complains that all
recent Russian communications continue
to place the facts ift a false light, and it
instances a statemcnt’by the Official Mes
senger of St. Petersburg which represents
the Boxer? ns the only disturbers and
the Chinese government as innocent.
The views criti< ised do not prevail 4n
German official circles. The Chinese min
ister here, Lu Hai Houan. in the course
of an interview to-day, said:
"The EYnprcss cannot be deposed. Chi
nese piety Would not permit dethrone
ment. But perhaps i would be possible
through friendly means to intimate to the
old Empress that she thou Id abdicate af
ter having ruled so long. An experiment
could be made with the Emperor, sur
rounding him with competent counsellors,
of whom there is no lack to-day among
Germany will send to China all available
vessels besides those already there.
FIGHTING FOR ITS LIFE.
\ttnck on Tien Tsin Led to the
Seizure of Tttkn Forts.
London, June 25.—The admiralty has re
ceived the following dispatch from Rear
Admiral Bruce dated Taku via Che Foo,
“The total force which left Tien Tsn
with the commander-in-chief for Pekin
was al out 2.000, composed of detachments
from the allied ships. No action could
possibly to relieve the command
er-in-chief because it was only known
that he was cut off by Tien Tsin being
“Ten Tsin lias been fighting for its
life ever since. It was on receipt of in
formation that the Chinese army had or
dered trains for attacking Tim Tsin, that
they were ravaging Tong Ku and rein
forcing Taku as well as mining the mouth
of the Pei-Ko. that it was promptly de
termined to seize Taku. Since then every
effort has been made to relieve Tien Tsin.
I have commandeered a small coasting
steamer for taking troops and sick and
wounded across the hay to Wei-Hai-Wei,
where I intend making a temj>orary base
hospital and asylum for refugees.”
MORE TROOPS REACH TAKU.
No Later Information of thr Opera
tions t Tlcn Tsin.
London, June 25.—1n the House of Com
mons to-day, referring to the failure of
the Ameilean and Russian forces to reach
Tien Tsin, June 21, the parliamentary sec
retary of the foreign office, William St.
John Brod riclj, said that since then
British troops from Hong Kong had ar
rived at Taku and it was believed that
three thousand Japanese, one thousand
German and two thousand French troops
had also arrived there. But fce added, the
government had no information regarding
the later operations.
THE FORCES SENT TO PEKIN.
Admiral Kempff Has Heard Nothing
From Them Since June 12.
Chee Foo, June 26, via Shanghai.—
United States Consul John Fowfier has re
ceived the following from Rear Admiral
“Only one communication from Pekin
has reached ipe since copimunications
were interrupted on June 10. It was
Continued on jjfUU I Fa ge.j
SAVANNAH. GA.. TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1900.
TUMBLE IN COTTON.
BI(,LS UNLOADED AND IT WENT
DOWN THIRTY POINTS,
SHORTS WERE ROUNDED UP.
SUSPENSION OK DENNIS PERKINS A
CO. WAS ANNOUNCED.
Prlras Climbed Upward Darina tbe
Morning bat thr Unlandtnar Cnnsed
a Hi* Drop—C ulmination of a Sen
sntlonnt flull Movement Which Has
lice n in Progress Srvrral Da,,.
Day’s Tran.actions Estimated to
Have Been 1,000,600 Itnles.
New York, June 25.—The sensational
bull movement begun nome ten days ago,
culminated on the New York Cotton Ex
change this morning when prices fell some
thirty points under a terrific drive of bulls
to unload a glut of long cotton purchased
on the advance.
It has been many months since the
shorts here, in the South and abroad, have
been to effectually rounded up, but inas
much as the primary cause for the cov
erings were bona fide Influences and not
manipulation, the uplift was scored with
For several weeks bad crop reports
have been pouring in from nearly all parts
of the belt, and the European bear faction
has been restless. The public manifested
an inclination to buy and leading opera
tors here finally made a bold stand on the
bull side. Day after day prices climbed
upward with a dizzy rush.
This morning exceptionally strong Eng
lish cables and particularly had crop re
ports sent prices on first sales 25 to 30
points upward and forced the few re
maining bears to seek safer ground. Tne
rise proved too fast for one house—Den
nis Perkins & Co.—and at midday its
suspension was reported from the ros
Dtstrnst In Bull Rnnlcs.
The announcement at once created dis
trust in the bull ranks. It being feared
other concerns might be involved and a
frantic effort to unload prices were pound
ed down 31 points before the final gong
sounded. Whereas the West, the South,
Wall street and Europe had bought on
the opening rise, representatives of all
these interests w’ere heavy sellers on the
Once more jubilant bears hammered the
entire list and called attention to better
weather prospects and good crop raports
A tumble of four cents In wheat also
operated as a stimulant upon the selling
movement. Conservative estimates of the
day’s transactions placed the amount at
considerably over 1.000,000 bales, the trades
made in many instances reaching thou
sands of bales In a single operation.
The feeling after the close of the ex
change was weak, the crowd anticipating
a bull panic in Liverpool to-morrow and
a less bullish weekly government report
at noon Tuesday than heretofore antici
GEN. GROSVEXOR REPLIES.
Planks Left Out of the Platform by
Secretary Rut Bit.
Washington, June 25.—The Post to-mor
row will print an authorized statement
from Representative Grosvenor of Ohio,
in reply to the statement of Mr. Quigg.
the New York member of the Resolutions
Committee of the Republican National
Convention, denying certain allegations of
Mr. Grosvenor of mutilation of the Re
publican platform by Mr. Quigg. Mr.
“I have read Mr. Quigg’s statement. 1
hold in my hand the original document
which was handed over to him with cer
tain interlineations of no very material
importance, but which required the re
drafting of one entire page and a part of
another. Otherwise it was the platform
agreed upon by the committee and the
sub-committee. It contains interlineations
in the handwriting of Senator Foraker and
others. It contains the extract from tlto
message of the President of the United
States proclaiming the policy of the Re
publican party in the matter of the gov
ernment of the Islands. It contains a
plank distinctly proclaiming the policy of
the Republican party in the matter of leg
islation in reference to our island posses
sions in the words I gave In my letter
to the New York Journal.
“It contains a direct approval of the
policy of legislation In favor of the mer
chant marine of the country, all of which
is omitted from Mr. Quigg's platform.
"I refer to one single statement of Mr.
Quigg. and that was that the platform
was considered to be too long. The plat
form as handed over to Mr. Quigg con
tained 2,000 words; the platform adopted
as written by Mr. Quigg contains 2,343
GALLINGER’B VERSION OF IT.
“Isthmian” W am Acceptable to Plat
Concord, N. H., June 25.—Senator Galllr.-
ger, a member ot the cub-commltteo on
platform of the Republican Convention,
said Postmaster General Smith's draft of
a platform was submitted to the commit
tee by Senator Foraker.
"When the draft was read to the com
mittee objection was made by several
members that It was In the nature of a
political essay, rather than an incisive dec
laration of principles, and after some dis
cussion a sub-committee was appointed,
of which I was a member.
"As to the canal proposition I cannot
now recall the words used In the original
draft made by Postmaster General Smith
and submitted to us by Senator Foraker.
I recall very distinctly that several mem
bers of the committee suggested that the
phrase ‘lsthmian’ was preferable to 'Nica
ragua' and to this proposition there pas
MADDEN MADE THE CHANGE.
Substituted “lathmlnn” for Nica
ragua” In the Platform.
Chicago, June 25.—Martin B. Madden of
Chicago, who was a member of the Com
mittee on ResolutlC'.' At the Philadelphia
convention, to-day Mid that It was he and
not Lemuel E. Quigg, who substituted
the word “IsthmlanF for the word “Nica
ragua” in the national plat
form. . ..
Mr. MaddeW N>lts that he
alone Is respoigßfcKOT h change in the
canal pH^'*j#BßD|justice to Mr.
Quigg, ano. the Committee
on Resolutions, has been charged
With eliminating th ipeciflc term "Nlw
STRIKERS AWE ENJOINED.
They Are Forbidden to Interfere
With Street Mali ( am.
St. Louis, June 25.—1n the United States
Circuit Court to-day Judge Elmer B. Ad
ams issued a tempoiary injunction re
straining William D. Mahon, president of
the Amalgamated Association of Street
Car Employes of America and others
from interfering with the operation of
the mails over the lines of the St. Louis
The injunction names over 100 men,
most of whom are piembers of the asso
ciation over which Mr. Mahon presides.
This decision was reached after listen
ing to the arguments of counsel for the
strikers and United States District Attor
ney Rosier and the reading of numerous
affidavits submitted by both sides.
None of the defendants were present.
They were represented by counsel, who
declared that it was not shown that any
of the defendants named had been guilty
Judge Adams, in rendering his decis
“The question is whether the defendants*
have been shown by the affidavits to have
been interfering with the instrumentali
ties and the agencies of the federal gov
“It is admitted that the mail cars were
interfered with, and their promised oper
ations at times rendered impossible.
“The defendants and those who have
acted in concert with them ordered the
strike. From this it follows that whether
they ore guilty of lawlessness or not as
complained of, they must be held ac
countable for the necessary consequences
of their acts.
“If it is true, end I hope it is, that
none of the defendants have been guilty
of interfering with the mail cars, th&ii
the injunction can certainly lo no harm.”
Result of ln<|iieNtN.
The coroner’s jury sitting in the in
quests on the bodies of Edjvard Thomas,
George Rine and Edward Burkhardt.
strikers, who were shot and killed on
Sunday, June 10, in a riot in front of the
barracks of the posse comic at us, return
ed verdicts to-day to the effect that Thom
as was killed by deputies in the discharge
of their duties and that the other two
men were killed without justification by
parties unknown to the Jury. The verdict
is of homicide in all oases, but no persons
were held responsible.
Gradually the mysiery of the numerous
dynamite explosions under cars of the
St. Louis Transit Company and the al
leged plot to blow up the bridge of the
company over the river des Peres is be
The police believe that by following
certain clues given by Nathan J. Far
rand, a Transit Company detective, they
may be able to prove that at least some
of the actual dynamiting was done by
persons in the employ of the company,
not at the instance of the company, but
in order to enhance the reputation of
the Transit detectives by giving them op
portunities to ferret out the dynamiters.
WILL BE A FIGHT OVF.R HILL.
Arkanna* Democrat* Will Try to In
struct for Him.
Little Rock, Ark., June 25.—An effort
will be made in the Democratic state con
vention tomorrow to instruct for D. B. Hill
of New York for Vice President. The
movement will be led by Representative
Chairman Jones of the National Commit
tee is a delegate to the convention, and he
probably will favor an uninstructed dele
gation on the vice presidential question.
Attorney General Jeff Davis will be nom
inated for governor by acclamation, and
will also be 6ent to the Kansas City con
vention as a delegate-at-large.
Congressman Mcßae announced to-day
that he would not be n candidate to suc
ceed himself as national committeeman,
thuii giving a clear field to ex-Governor
James P. Clark. This is considered a de
feat for -Senator Janies K. Jones, chair
man of the Democratic National Com
mittee, who favored Mcßae. Clark is
generally understood to be a candidate
for United States Senator two years hence
against Senator Jones.
Mr. Parker is confident the convention
will adopt a Hill resolution. The conven
tion will instruct for Bryan for President
and .the indications to-night are that the
Parker resolution will be adopted, despite
the strong opposition of several party
HILD IS NOT A CANDIDATE.
Would Imlrr no Connlderntlon Ac
cept Vice Presidency.
Albany, N. Y., June 25.—Frank Camp
bell, chairman of the Democratic State
Committee, came to town yester-lay and
spent the morning in close conference
with ex-Unlted States Senator David B.
Hill at the latter's horn, at Woifert's
Speaking of the possible selection of
Senator Hill as 'temporary chairman of
the Democratic National Convention to
be held at Kansas City July 4, Mr. Camp
bell said he knew nothing about any such
arrangement and did not think it would
be proppr to barter the chairmanship for
any valuable concession that might be
secured In formulating the platform.
Mr. Campbell further stated that the
New York state delegation would earnest
ly advocate a modification of the plank
which calls for the free coinage of silver
at 16 to 1.
Mr. Campbell is authority for the state
ment that Senator Hill Is not a candidate
for the vice presidency on the Democratic
ticket and -would not accept the honor un
der any consideration.
CARTER WANTS REHEARING.
May Try to Go Hefore Civil Court on
Habeas Corpus Writ.
Chicago, June 25.—A special to the
Record from Leavenworth, Kas., says:
Another effort will shortly be made to
obtain a rehearing of the famous Carter
case. The plan Is to try and bring him
before a civil court on a writ of habeas
corpus and then have the case tried upon
Carter was recently visited by a
wealthy uncle from New York, and the
two held a long conference. Before leav
ing the uncle stated to the warden that
he would soon return, accompanied by
two of the best attorneys In New York.
LYNCHING NEAR LIVE OAK.
Negro Aasnllant Taken From Sheriff
and Hanged to a Tree.
O’Brien, Fla., June 25—Jack Thomafe, a
negro who attempt! and an assault on Mrs.
Keene, a widow, 1 vlng In Suwannee coun
ty, Friday night, was taken from the
sheriff by a mob near Live Oak to-day,
hanged to a tree and riddled with bullets,
tie made a full confession.
’a. A I
MUST BE SILVER MAN.
fill YA VS VIEWS ON VICE PRESI
MUST STAND ON PLATFORM.
NEBRASKAN DOES NOT BELIEVE IN
Snji the Chicago Platform Will He
Reaffirmed and a Stand Taken ou
Nexx lfiueN—The Vice Presidential
Candidate Must Relieve In and lie
In Accord With the Whole Thing.
Assert* He Has Made no Plans of
Cn m pa tgu,
Lincoln, Neb.. June 25.—William Jennings
Bryan returned to-day from his Wiscon
sin fishing trip and will remain here until
ofter the Democrat id National conven
He said he had been placed In a wrong
position by someone who had presumed
to outline his plan of campaign.
“Any statements made by anybody in re
gard tt> campaign plans are without foun
dation or authority," he added.. “No plans
have been made by me or by anyone for
me and no plans will be made until after
the convention has been held.”
Mr. Bryan was asked whether he could
say anything in regard to the platform to
be adopted at Kansas City. He replied:
"No one, of course, can say what lan
guage will be used in setting forth the
party principles. Rut some idea can be
obtained as to the general tenor of the
platform from the platforms adopted in
the state conventions. Asa large major
iiy of the delegates have been elected by
conventions which reaffirmed the Chicago
p'atform, it is safe to assume that the
Kansas City platform will reaffirm the
Chicago platform, and It will contain
nothing which ran be construed as a sur
render or modification of the platform
on the old issues.
“It is equally certain that there will be
a strong and definite plank against im
perialism. which will be clear and ex
plicit. Militarism will bo denounced and
sympathy expressed for the Boers. This
much is evident from what has already
Asked if there was any truth in the
rumors thar a vice presidential candidate
will be chosen whose views on the money
questions will he attractive \o those who
opposed the ticket in 18%, Mr. Bryan
The Aloe Presidency.
*T do not care to discuss the vice presi
dency now. further than to say that I
assume that the candidate nominated for
President will he in harmony with
the, platform. The Vice Pr sident not only
presides over the Senate while the Presi
dent is alive, but assumes the office*of
President in case of th• President's death,
and it is hardly probable that delegates
to a national convention would write a
platform and then select for cither placv
on a ticket a man who would repudiate
the platform. No man worthy to be con
sidered for such an office would accept a
nomination upon a platform repugnant to
his views on any present issue. In every
campaign men support a ticket without
■approving all of the platform* but no on
can defend and platform unless he believes
in it. Many tariff reform gold Democrats
supported the Republican ticket four
years ago. although they dissented from
the protection plank. But the Republican
convention would not have nominated a
tariff reformer upon a protection plat
form. There is som times a joint debate
between candidates on opposing tickets,
but not between candidates on the same
\\ anti-impeiii\iaisT rviiTV.
It* Formation Will l>*|enl nil I lie
\Hion nt Known* < ity.
N< w* York, Jurve 25.—Anti-imprrialistß to
the nimiborof thirty-five, coming from thr
principal cition of the country, met to
<!ay at the Plaza Hotel.
The meeting hvoh for the purpose of de
termining what action the followers of
this line of national policy will take in
the coming presidential campaign, and as
n result of the conference it may be that
anew party will l>e formed, the member**
of which will vote Independently of both
the Republican and Democratic parties.
A resolution was unanimously passed
directing the Executive Committee of the
anti-imperialists' League,, under the au
spices of which to-day's meeting was held.
to call a general conference, or conven
tion, of anti-imperialists for the purpose
of considering a plan of campaign. This
* all will not be Issue*! until after the
National Democratic Convention at Kan
sas (Tty, and when issued will probably
b+* for a date early in August.
The resolution states that the call is 10
bo issued to "the end that w* may carry
into effect our condemnation of the im
perialistic policy of th'* present adminis
Speaking of the conference and Its re
sult, or probable result. Chairman Smith
of Chicago sai l to-night that it had been
the sense of the meeting that no state
mem be made public as to the definite
plan* of the kague members.
"We do not want to form an independ
ent party. ’ he said, "unless the action of
the Kansas City convention makes it ne
cessary. Until the convention at Philadel
phia the Republican party had never
made a party stand on the issue of im
"When they adopted their platform we
saw at a glance that we had nothing to
hope for from that party. We have no
wif*h to take hasty action or go off half
cocked, consequently we will not call our
general conference or convention until af
ter we see what the Democrat* will do at
Kansas City. There are many who hope
that they will give us a broad, liberal
plnnk on the question of imperialism. If
such action Is taken then our general con
ference will probably do nothing more
than ratify that plank. Otherwise we
will have to do something ourselves. If
no favor is shown the anti-imperialistic
idea by the Democrats then definite action
will very probably be token and an inde
pendent pnrty be formed to conduct a
campaign along these lines.*'
Among those, present were Senator Wel
lington of Maryland and Congressman
Fleming of Georgia.
PROHIBITIONISTS TO MEET.
Chairman Stewart Says They Will
Get .'IOO,OOO Votes.
Chicago. June 25.—" There will be polled
not fewer than 300,000 votes for the Prohi
bition national ticket this full. The vote
four years ago was approximately 130,000,
a loss of nearly 150,000 from the vote of
1892. This lons was due to the money
raised in the lust campaign and will be
be regained with, perhaps, an increase
this year.’ '
With the National Prohibition conven
tion one day distant, Chairman Oliver W.
Stewart of the National Executive Com
mittee of the Prohibition party, made the
foregoing statement to-night.
According to the same, authority the Pro
hibitionists in convention this year will
leave the solution of economic problems,
except those which, in their opinion, can
be solved by the abolition of the liquor
traffic, to the other political parties.
John G. Woolley and Hale Johnson,
both of Illinois, are strong favorites for
the presidential nomination.
Those who claim to be well acquainted
with the situation say Mr. Woolley will
get the support of the New England
states, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kan
sas and Tennessee, while Mr. Johnson
will look for his strength to Minnesota,
North and South Dakota, Montana, North
Carolina, Virginia and Arkansas.
The selection of a vice presidential nom
inee will depend largely upon what sec
tion of the country the presidential
choice comes from. Among the candi
dates are Isaac W. Funk of New York,
Walter B. Hill of Georgia and T. R.
Carskmlon of West Virginia.
LIST OF DEAD THIRTY-SEVEN.
Three More Bodies Token Out of the
Atlanta, June 25.—Thirty-seven bodies
have been recovered from the wreckage
of the Southern train which went into a
washout one mile and a half from Mc-
Donough Saturday night. Three bodies
were found to-day. They were:
D. A’. Griffith, supervisor.
W. L. Morisette, superintendent of
J. 11. Hunnicutt, freight conductor.
The charred pieces of two other bodies
Ilie injured who were sent to McDon
ough. Macon, and brought here, have left
for their homes. Many bodies of the dead
have not been identified and th*se remain
at the undertaking establishments waiting
to bo claimed by relatives or friends. The
latter are principally bodies of negro sec
tion hands who wt re killed.
The number in the gang, which was
making its way to do repair work on the
Georgiti Midland and Gulf Road, i not
known. All of them perished. It is sup
posed to have numbered about fifteen,
which will make the total casualties about
forty. It is believed that some bodies
still remain under the debris, which will
be thoroughly cleared away by to-morrow.
Traffic will likely be resumed in twelve
hours. Trains from Macon to Atlanta ore
now operating over the Georgia Midland
and Gulf Railroad.
During the recent heavy rains vigilance
has been exercised by railroad officials In
watching the roadbed and it iw said that
the culvert over (’amp creek, where the
wreck occurred, was Inspected and re
ported “O. K.” thirty minutes before the
train ran into the gulch. The culvert over
Camp creek gave way because the water
rose to a height sufficient to get in between
the abutment walls and the earthen em
It was constructed of stone and brick.
The embankment is about fifty feet high
:t (his point ami quit*- long.
A dispatch from McDonough to-night
“ays one of the unidentified bodies is be
lieved lo be that of W. if. Hensen, Sr.,
of Sugar Post office, Salt Lake county,
4 ”oI it in Ini it Mini Wn* Killed.
Columbus, Ga., June 25.—.1t was learned
to-day that Will H. Green, a Columbus
man, was kid and in Saturday night's wrfck
on Hie Southern. Green was raised in Mus
cogee and left his home lure a short time
igo to accept a place as fireman. He was
a nephew ot Mr. Abe Gammcl, one of the
most prominent citizens of the county,
and was only 23 years old.
It ATIIBONK NOW REMOVED.
Former Director General’* Su*pen
hloii >I dr Permanent.
Washington, June 25.—The Postmaster
General has issued an order removing
from office Estes G. Itathbone, who bad
been suspended by a former order* from
the position of direc tor general of po-ts
of Cuba, and detailing Martin C. Fosnes,
an inspector in the postal service, to per
form the dutle.<fe of director general of
posts until further orders.
Fourth As.-lstant Postmaster General
Bristow has been relieved from further
work in Cuba, and lias sailed for heme.
To-day’s action In removing Rath bone,
Postmaster Gen* ral Smith said to-night,
was not taken because of any fresh de
velopments in the Cuban postal frauds
affecting the deposed director. When Mr.
Bristow, who has been conducting the
investigation, left the island, he desig
nated Mr. Fosnes as acting director, and
to simplify the matter and avoid a make
shift arrangement, Mr. Smith decided to
appoint Mr. Fosnes as dire* tor. his ten
ure to l>c “until otherwise ordered.”
Mr. S/nith was not prepared nt this
time to say how long the new appoint
ment would lost. The appointee is said
to i>e well qualified for the position, hav
ing been in charge of the post office in
spection work in Philadelphia, and was
one of Mr. Bristow’s principal assistants
during his work In Cuba.
The suggestion has been made that Mr.
Bristow will visit the island again later
on to see that matters are working
smoothly, although if he does go it will
be mainly in a supervisory capacity.
Mr. Hmith was not prepared to say
whether or not former Director Rath bone
would he arrested for any connection he
may have had with the existing condi
tion of affairs in the Cuban postal depart
ment. The determination of that question,
he said, would be left entirely with Gen.
Wood, the military governor of the island,
who would be guided by the developments
shown by the investigation concluded by
Mr. Rathbone, Mr. Smith said, would
not leave the, Island as he would be wanted
as a witness In the cases of the other offi
cials against whom charges have been
CONSPIRACY BASE DISMISSED.
Officer* of American Ice Company
Were Not Held.
New York, June 25.—The grand Jury
made a report to Judge McMahon In Part
I of General Sessions this afternoon, In
which they dismissed the cases of con
spiracy against the offleen of the Ameri
can Ice Company.
DAILY. *8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.II A TEAR
HEAVY RAINS CAUSE DFJSTRUCTIO!*
OF JIASY CROPS.
MANY BRIDGES WASHED AWAY.
STItKAMS IN ALL SECTIONS ARE OUT
OF THEIR RANKS,
River, at Home, Colombo., West
Point, Aogo.to anti Other Place.
Are I nnsnnlly Hitch—Crops In tbe
Lo.v In mis Have neon Entirely Dr
atroyed—So vnnnah River Up to
Thirty Fret nt Aognsta—Cyrlnnea
iii A lit lm mu.
Atlanta, June 25.—Reports received here
from many points in Georgia and por
tions of Alabama and South Carolina
show that the recent heavy rains have
enormous damage to bridges and farming
Crops, Including cotton, corn and espe
cially fruit, which was nearing maturity
when the wet season began, have been
greatly injured and caused a loss of a vaat
amount to the farmers of the Southeast
The rainfall has been unprecedented.
All the streams are out of their banks
and carrying away bridges and ferries in
large numbers. The sub-structure of the
handsome new bridge over the Ocmulgea
river at Macon was carried away to-day.
Reports say the Savannah river at Au
gusta was 29 feet at noon and rising two
inches per hour. The mills there are closed
down on account of back water in the
At Home, Ga.. the river is eighteen feet
above low water mark and rising one inch
At West Point, Ga., the Chattahoochee
river reached twenty feet above low water
A tornado was leported near Huntaville,
Ala , sweeping the country but no lose of
life is known.
The lowlands have been devastated and
only tiie higher farming lands are un
Indications are for a cessation *** the
rain which will cause the streams to*Ksil
MANY HOI MBA WERE WRECKED,
Cyclone* nml Ruins Are l’laylng
llnvoe In Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala., June 25.—A cyclone
which originated near ißlossburg, Jefferson
county to-day, swept the country for fif
teen miles westward into Walker county.
its path was a quarter of a mile wtds
and tlie greatest damage resulted around
Democrat, where h score of houses were
wrecked and a number of people injur*!,
but none seriously. Crop** were ruined and
hundreds of trees uprooted.
The heavy rains throughout the state
continue to work havoc. The Black War
rior river has overflowed its banka in
Walker county and hundreds of acres of
cotton and corn lands are inundated. Many
cattle have been drowned and great dam
age wrought. Near Demopoiis both tha
Warrior and Tomiilgbeo have left their
banks and people are moving out of tha
l II ATT A HOOCH RE'S HIGH RISE.
Farmers anrl Mill Mon Heavy Losers
Irom tlio Unfits.
Columbus, (la., June 25.—The Chatta
hooohee river shows .< rise of thirty-two
feel at this point and bottom lands south
of hero are under water, the loss to far
mers being considerable.
All the notion mills slopped to-day on
account of high water und the coffer
dams of the Columbus Rower Company
were washed away, the loss to contrac
tors being about S4,IKK).
Farmers in this section are greatly alt
er uraßr and on account of rain, Cotton Is off
al Past thirty-five per cent. The peraeh
crop will be cut short one-half If the ralna
continue another week
RIVER HONK TO THIRTY FEET.
l-'finna Flooded but lugtiata Waa Not
Augusta, June 23.—The Ravannah rive*
rose to-day to approximately thirty feet,
as the result or the continued rain*. Tha
mil!* were closed down, hut no other in
convenience or damage resulted to the
Hlnee the streets and river front have
la-, n raised it takes thirty-six feet to get
Into the city, but the prrs< nt depth over
flowed many of the river plantations be
low the city and Injured crops between
Augusta and Savannah.
At little below thirty feet the river
came to a standstill, and no further In
jury Is apprehended.
CYCLONE IN ALABAMA.
(in. Chnreh Demolished and Othe#
Montgomery, Ala., June 25.—A cyclone
passed ver Eutaw, Ala., yesterday and
did a great deal of damage. The Bap
tist Church was demolished and the Pres
byterlan Church and Female Academy
were badly yvrecked.
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FOLLOWED BY DETECTIVES.
Two Are Watching Taylor While
Two Are Guarding Him.
Philadelphia. June 25 — Broken In health
and spirit. ex-Qov. William S. Taylor of
Kentucky, started for Niagara Falla to
He was accompanied by Mrs. Taylor,
and four detectives followed close at that#
heels. Two of the officers represent the
state of Kentucky, and bear warrants for
the arrest of Mr. Taylor upon charges
growing out of the assassination of Qov.
Goebel. The. other two are employed by
Mr. Taylor to guard his person.
The strain l* telling on both Mr. and
Mrs. Taylor. All the time that they were
In the. city Ihelr rooms were closely
guarded, and Mrs. Taylor personally an
swered every rap upon the door. She
denied herself lo all cnllcrs, and was on
the verge of collapse several times.
It Is understood that Mr. Taylor will
not be surrendered to the Kentucky au
thorities by Gov. Roosevelt, and that ha
will be immune from arrest until he shall
return to Indiana, where he la now mak
ing his home, or until such time as he
shell return to Kentucky of hie own