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J. H. ESTILL, President.
ORDERED TO PEKIN.
CHAFFEE TOLD TO PROCEED TO
OFFICIALS ARE DETERMINED.
STRONG MILITARY FORCE WILL
BE SENT AT ONCE.
Ml at. ter Wa Again Told That Oar
Force* Will Be Sjpt to Snch Point,
a* I. Necessary to Protect Ameri
can Interest*—ChiifTee Will Be In
Command of All American Forces
in China—Ninth Infantry to Sail at
Washington, June 26. —'The purpose of
the government to place an adequate mili
tary force In China was made perfectly
clear to-day when orders were issued to
Brig. Gen. A. R. Chaffee to take com
mand of the forces in China and lo pro
ceed at once to assume his new duties.
More significant probably than the as
signment itself was the wording of the
formal orders to Gen. Chaffee, issued late
In the day by Acting Secretary of War
Meiklejohn, directing him "to take com
mand of the troops ordered to China,”
and to proceed to Pekin by way of San
Francisco and Taku, accompanied by his
It has been expected that the military
forces would be concentrated at Che Foo
or some other convenient militar base,
but the direction to proceed to Pekin, the
capital of the Chinese empire, indicated a
firm determination on the part of the gov
ernment authorities to have a strong mil
itary force at the seat of the Chinese gov
Must Get to Pekin.
The announcement of Gen. Chaffee's as
signment and the orders to proceed to
Pekin, came after the State Department
had declined to accede to a second propo
sition from tho six great viceroys of
China that foreign troops be kept out of
China until Li Hung Chang reached
Pekin, in more formal manner, with the
signatures of the six viceroys represent
ing the greater part of the empire, Min
ister Wu repeated to-day his piea of yes
terday that the foreign troops be kept out
of the country. Secretary Hay laid the
formal request of the viceroys before the
cabinet meeting, but there was no dispo
sition lo vary from the President's de
termination. already made known by Sec
retary Hay to the Chinese minister, to
•end our forces to such points as were
menaced and where our officials and citi
sens were in danger.
While ihe viceroys spoke for the prov
inces, they could not speak for Pekin, and
It IS to Pekin that the officials must anx
iously look. Minister Conger is still silent,
and the latest advices show that little re
liance cau, be placed on the dispatches
from Shanghai saying that the minister
and legation at Pekin rwere safe. For this
reason the orders to Gen. Chaffee to pro
ceed to Pekin took on an added meaning.
Gen. Chaffee was in conference with
the war department authorities much
of the day, and in the afternoon spent
nearly an hour with Secretary Hay going
over those phases of the Chinese situation
in which diplomacy will have to be min
gled with military action.
Another Grave Situation.
Secretary Long received nothing during
the day beyond the early dispatch from
Admiral Kempff stating that the combined
forces had entered Tien Tsin, and that the
Seymour expedition was reported ten miles
from Tien Tsin, surrounded. This cleared
up one situation, only to present another
condition which may prove even more
grave. The casualty list on the first en
gagement was awaited anxiouly and ar
rangements were made by the officials to
have relays through the night In order
that this list might be handled with the
greatest dispatch and be given to the pub
lic 1 at the first opportunity.
The navy department to-day received a
telegram from a number of the officers
assigned to the Wisconsin, now under
construction at San Francisco, asking
to be assigned to active service in Chinese
waters. The officers signing the dispatch
were Capt. Reiter, Lieut. Commanders
Milton and Mayo, Lleuts. McElroy, Ack
erman and Vogelgesang and Ensign
The department to-day accepted the
services of an officer on the retired list,
under authority conferred by a recent
act of Congress. The officer is J. G.
Townley, retired, who is ordered to sail
on the steamer leaving San Francisco
July 10. It is expected that many other
retired officers will be called back to ac
tive service if the emergency becomes
Chaffee to Go nt Once.
Gen. Chaffee said to-night that he would
leave the city to-morrow morning for
San Francisco, whence he is to sail on
the transport Grant for Japan and China.
The only person accompanying him will
be Lieut. Harper, one of his aids. The
two travel on the Grant simply as pas
sengers. The vessel also is to take two
squadrons of the Eighth Cavalry, which
are Intended for service in the Philip
pines. but will be diverted to China if
needed when the Grant reaches Nagasaki.
Japan. At that place Gen. Chaffee will
receive whatever further orders the war
department may have for him.
ONLY THE NINTH INFANTRY.
But It Is Evident That Other Force*
Will Be Sent Later.
Washington. June 26.—The cabinet meet
ing to-day lasted only an hour and devel
oped nothing of special Interest.
It was stated that no troops In addition
to the Ninth Infantry had been ordered
to China, and while this is literally true,
there seems to be no doubt that the gov
ernment is quietly taking steps looking
to the early reinforcement of our small
company of marines now on Chinese soli.
THE ENTRY INTO TIEN TSIN.
How American* and British Brok*
Through Chinese Line*.
(Copyright, 1900, by the. Associated Press.)
Che Foo, June 36—The Americans and
British entered Tien Tsin, first silencing
the *un of the arsenal and breaking
through the Chinese lines. The foreigners
were close behind. The Russians lost four
killed and thirty wounded. The losses of
the other nationalities were small
Admiral Seymour's force Is about ten
miles from Tten Tsin. It is surrounded
by Chines# troops and Boxers and hamper
ed by the presence of sick and wounded.
It la reported that all foreigners were
sent from Pekin with a weak Chinese
guard and it is assumed that they are
with Admiral Seymour.
One thousand Japanese are landing nt
Taku and 2,000 more are expected to-mor
row, when a battalion of French is also
The foreign admirals have appointed
Capt. Wise, commander of the Monocacy,
to be commandant at Tong Ku.
The Netherlands cruiser Holland has left
Java for Che Foo.
OUTBREAKS IN THE SOUTH.
Trouble Now Looked for in Other
Sect ion* of Chinn.
London, June 27. 3:45 a. m.—A fresh
phase of the ebullition in China is the
probability of immediate outbreaks in the
great southern provincial centers.
The populace there is daily assuming a
more hostile attitude towards foreigners,
and the latter perceive symptoms of a
general rising, especially at Nanking,
where, according to a dispatch to the
Daily Express dated yesterday, Kang Wu,
one of the most truculent enemies of for
eigners, has arrived by way of the grand
canal, armed with full powers from the
Empress to deal with the Southern prov
The friendly attitude of Viceroy Liu
Kun Yih toward foreigners has brought
him into disgrace with Prince Tuan, pres
ident of the Tsung-li-Yamen.
The unrest at Canton is described by a
dispatch from that city to the Daily Tele
graph dated Monday, via Hong Kong,
"It is feared that we are on the eve of
a scene of bloodshed and anarchy in the
two Quangs only paralleled during the
*Tai Ping rebellion. The signs of a mur
derous uprising are so manifest that
wealthy Chinese are hurrying from Can
’on and vicinity, taking their wives, fam
ilies and valuables.
Will Not Let Li Go.
"Li Hung Chang has again been per
emptorily ordered to Pekin. His enemies
declare that they tv ill murder him before,
he can reach there. His presence alone
restrains the revolutionary elements here.
Hi? departure will let loose the black
hags and red girdles. Knowing this, Li’s
trusted officers are sending their families
to Hong Kong.
"The Viceroy himself trusts the Ameri
cans, in this drifts. He says that they
alcne want no territory, and he places
himself largely—almost unreservedly—ln
their hands. At an important conference
to-day he reiterated this statement.
"All the missionaries have been notified
of the imminent peril through confidential
runners. They are leaving Canton hur
riedly and only a few are now here.
"Commander McLean of the U. S. S.
Don Juan de Austria, is here to protect
foreign interests. He is capable and en
ergetic and is reinforced by H. M. S. Red
pole. Two hundred foreign residents at
Sameen are armed.
Canton’s Millions Oitrnffected.
"The Canton population reaches 2,000,-
000 in addition to 250 000 living on junks
and fiat-bottomed river boats. Most of
these people are disaffected and incen
diary proclama'ions are increasing the
number of the virulent."
Shanghai cables that the French consul
there has received a telfgram from Shan
Tung asserting that 11.000 Chinese troops
are making a forced march from Shan
Tung to Pekin.
Two Jesuit fathers and one hundred
native Christian® have been murdered in
the southern part of the province of Chi
Id. The Chinese military authorities have
been discovered recruiting at Shanghai
inside the foreign settlement, and some
agents have been arrested in the act of
constructing entrenchments around the
A Chinaman connected with the war
purchases for the Chinese government in
Europe, who has been interviewed by the
Dally Express, says that China has im
mense quantities of arms and ammunition
and will "stagger humanity" if driven to
WANT ARMY TO GO TO PFiKIN.
Foreigners Urging the Powers to
Send 100,000 Troop*.
(Copyright, 1900, by the Associated Press.)
Che Foo. Tuesday, June 26.—The for
eigners everywhere are urging the im
mediate concentration of an army of 100,-
000 men, or at least 50,000 men for an
advance on Pekin.
Many persons familiar with the Chinese
character thitjk the foreign ministers and
Vice Admiral Seymour are held as host
ages for good terms of settlement. They
also believe the whole Chfciese army is
joining in the movement, under the lead
ership of Tung Fuh Slang, who crushed
the Mohammedan rebellion. Recently he
was nominally degraded for the purpose
of organizing an anti-foreign uprising
It is estimated that 60,000 soldiers, well
armed, but poorly disciplined, are south
of Pekin and Tien Tsin. The Chinese
officers boast that they have 4(0,000 sol
Admiral Seymour's force carried a
week's rations and the men had an aver
age of 150 rounds of ammunition.
The Russians' conduct at Taku accord
ing to the other officers, Inflamed the na
tives. The Russians are reported to have
been shooting the Chinese indiscriminately
and driving away the peaceful Chineee
who would have procured transportation
and provisions, Instead of looting the
A great naval demonstsatlon at all the
treaty ports is also said to be desirable in
order to influence the wavering Chinese
merchants who are friendly to foreigners.
The masses are becoming excited at the
reports of their countrymen's successes
against the Powers. Merchantmen! arriv
ing here report that Ihe Boxers are drill
ing in the streets of New Chwang and
that when the officials Inspected the sol
diers with the view of suppressing the
Boxers they found the soldiers had sold
their rifles and equipments to the Boxers.
The military school at Moukden is re
ported to have been destroyed.
The British consul at Foo Chow is ask
ing for warships. The arrival of the Brit
ish first-class cruiser Terrible and two
Japanese cruisers at Che Foo to-day re
lieved the strained situation. Two Chinese
forts, equipped with Krupp guns, com
mand the foreign city. The only protec
tion was the United States gunboat York
town with 150 sailors. As an outbreak was
reported last night the sailors slept on
their arms and the foreigners prepared
to take refuge on the ships.
Commander Taussig, of the Yorktown.
requeted the commander of the forts to
cease his disquieting maneuvers with can
non and notified him that If Chinese
troops were sent to the city, ostensibly to
repress the Boxers. Americans would be
There ere about 150 Americans and
British missionaries at Cha Foo. They
(Continued on Sixth Page.).
SAVANNAH. GA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 27. 1900.
NAMED ALSCHULER FOR GOV
ERNOR ON SECOND BALLOT.
MR. ALTGELD SEES VICTORY.
DEMOCRACY, HE SAYS, WILL RILE
FOR FIFTY YEARS.
Chicago Platform to Be Indomeil in
ll* Entirety—Trat* and Porto
Bienn Tariff Denounced—Sympathy
Expressed for the Boers—Delegate*
Instructed for Bryan—No Specific
Allusion Made to 10 to I—Demo
crat* of Arkansas.
Springfield, 111., June 26.—The Dem
ocratic state convention to-night nomi
nated Samuel Alschuler of Aurora for
Governor and adjourned until to-morrow,
when the ticket will be completed and the
The following were selected as dele
gates at large to the Kansas City con
Mayor Carter H. Harrison of Chlcagoffl
Alfred S. Trude of Chicago; Benjamin T.
Cable of Rock Island; Congressman
James R. Williams of Carmi.
The first seesiort of the convention,
held this morning, was brief. The tem
porary chairman, Elmore W. Hurst, of
Rock Island, delivered a stirring address,
after which a recess was taken until aft
When the convention reconvened at 3
o’clock. Chairman Hurst announced that
the committee on credentials was not
ready to report and a recess was taken
to 5 o'clock. Ex-Gov. John P. Altgeld
came in and was loudly applauded. In
response to calls, he said:
'“We have got away from the basic prin
ciple of republican government and our
people do not yet fully understand it.
It has been misrepresented. The people
are somewhat dazed, but before tho ides
of November, the American people will
understand it, and then the Democracy
will carry and rule this country for fifty
years to come. Let me say to you, my
friends, there is no question of expansion
before the American people, lit is a mis
nomer, it is misrepresentation.
"The Democratic party has been the
party of expansion. We expanded in 1803
and got Louisiana. We expanded in 1319
and got Florida. We expanded in 1815 and
got Texas. We expanded in 1848 and got
New Mexico. But in every instance the
treaty provided that the territory was to
be. a part of this republic, and that the
inhabitants were to be citizens of this
"But the course of the administration
now looks to no such results. Presid.-nt
McKinley over a year ago asked Congress
to give us a standing army, not volun
teers, but a standing army of 100,0(0 men,
increasing it from 22.000 to 100,000. Why?
Because were were going to embark in the
colonial policy with England, to govern
people by brute force, and having there
fore a need of the same kind of machinery
that they use in Europe to crush the as
pirations of men.”
Alschuler for Governor.
* When the convention reassembled at 5
o'clock, Adam Ortseifen of Chicago. Sam
uel Alschuler of Aurora, Nicholas E.
Worthington of Peoria and Gen. Alfred
Orendorff of Springfield were preeemed
as candidates for Governor.
Before the second ballot was concluded
it was apparent that Alschuler would be
nominated and the convention went wild
with enthusiasm. On motion of Mayor
Carter H. Harrison of Chicago seconded
by Gen. Alfred Orendorff. the nomination
was made unanimous. The ballot resulted:
Alschuler. 608(4; Ortseifen, 117'4; Oren
dorff, 136; Worthington, 43.
The committee on resolutions had com
pleted its work, and the platform is now
in the hands of Carter H. Harrison,
chairman of the committee. It reaffirms
in its entirety the Chicago platform of
1896; strongly condemns trusts; upholds
the Monroe doctrine; denounces the
"cowardly acts of President McKinley"
in dealing with the Philippines; denounces
the Porto Rioen tariff bill; expresses
sympathy with the Boers in their strug
gle for liberty, and instructs the delegates
to the national convention to vote for
Bryan for President.
The platform makes no specific allusion
lo 16 to 1. This subject was debated at
length in the sub-committee of seven,
which by a vote of 5 to 2 decided merely
to reaffirm the Chicago platform.
MAJORITY WAS FOR HILL.
Arkansas Likely to Indorse Hint for
Littlp Rock, Ark.. June 26.—The Demo
cratic State Convention to-day nominat
ed the following partial ticket:
For Governor—Jeff Davis.
For Secretary of State—John W.
For Attorney General—George W. Mur
For Slate Treasurer—Thomas E. Little
For Commissioner of Lands—J. W.
For State Superintendent of Pubdie In
struction—J. W. Doyne.
For Commissioner of Mines. Manufac
tures and Agriculture —Frank Hill.
For Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court—C. D. Wood.
The ticket was not completed owing to
a wrangle over allowing the vote of Mis
sissippi co’unty to be cast by a proxy for
state auditor and the convention adjourn
ed until to-morrow.
Delegate C. J. Parker offered a resolution
Instructing for David B. Hill of New York
for Vice President. A demonstration fol
lowed and there were loud cries of "Yes"
and "No," the Hill contingent seeming to
be In the majority. Under the rules, the
resolution was referred, without debate,
to the Committee on Resolutions. The Hill
followers claim the reception accorded the
resolution by the convention to-day Insures
Us adoption to-morrow.
The platform, which will be adopted to
morrow. will favor reaffirmation of the
Chicago platform, oppose Imperialism and
contain a vigoroua anti-trust plank. Sen
ators J. K. Jones. J. H. Berry and Hon.
Jeff Davis, who was nominated to-day for
Governor, probably will be elected dele
gates at large. Judge Edgar E. Bryant
may be the fourth delegv-> at large.
Alabure- f I Hill.
Birmingham • J a* 26.—The Ala
bama dC t -*•;)*' i v -•.! for th# Kansas
City Conve.. . ’ Sunday. The majority
of the delegates at i apparently atrona for
David B. Hill tor Vice President.
ANTI-SILVER MEN ARRIVE.
Snlmer'* Vice Presidential Bno,n I*
Kansas City, June .26.—The first arrivals
for the Democratic National Convention
came in to-day. They were John J.
Fitzgerald, a delegate from Kings coun
ty, New York, and Jacob Ruppert, Jr., of
New York city, an alternate at large. Both
are quoted as saying they do not favor
the free silver plank in the Democratic
"There are so many issues more im
portant," said Mr. Ruppert, "that I
think free silver need not be mentioned at
ell. The party in the East will r.oi stand
for free silver,"
Sterling Price of Paris. Tex., arrived
here to-day and began arrangements for
opening headquarters for Congressman
William Sulzer of New York, who is ex
pected on Friday or Saturday. Incident
ally Mr. price started a boom for the
New Yorker for Vice President.
"The West knows," Mr. Price la quoted
as saying, "that the candidate for Vice
President must go to the East. It ought
to fi>e New York. Hill is out of the ques
tion. Sulzer is the man who appeals to
the delegates, and to the element we
need to carry New York.”
Although the • Democratic National
CommitlrA will not meet here until Mon
day next to select its temporary officers,
(considerable gossip is being Indulged in
as to Ihe selection of temporary chair
man. The Star this evening says that it
lies apparently between D. A. Rose of
Milwaukee, and Gov. Charles N. Thomas
of Golonpdo, with the chances in favor of
Gangs of men are working day and n’ght
to complete the new convention hall, and
there is every assurance that Kansas
City's promises of a suitable- meeting
place will be fulfilled. The hall directors
say they will turn the building over to th -
National Committee on Monday. Already
ihe decorators have begun their work on
the interior of the big structure and the
finishing touches and smaller details a. e
beip,g put on.
Charles A. Towne, Populist nominee for
Vice President and chairman of the Sil
ver Republican National Committee, ha?
written that he w ill reach Kansas City
on Friday. Gen. E. S. Corser, secretary
and treasurer of the Silver Republican
Committee, is excreted to arrive to-mor
row to begin aqtlve preparations for that
convention, which will meet at the same
time as the Democratic gathering.
LIST OF A MILLION VOTERS.
Will Support Ilrsnn With n Pro
Chicago, June 26.—The Record to morrow
It developed to-day that the Prohibi
tionists of the United States expect to
go before the Democratic National Con
vention at Kansas City July 4, with a ilet
of 1,000.000 voters pledged to support W.
J Bryan if the Democratic party will
adopt a prohibition plank in its platform
The. advocates of the movement do not
expect t|pe Democrats to favor such a
plank, but they believe and insist that
it will be,, the entering wedge that will
finally spilt one or the other of the two
great parties and build upon the ruins the
foundation of anew party.
Many of the delegates, upon hearing
of the action to be taken at Kansas City,
wanted to know to-day why the matter
was not taken up with Ihe Republican
convention at Philadelphia. Inquiry, how
ever, aho'wied that the list of pledges was
not complete at that time.
WOULD NOT BACK HIM UP.
Merck Dora Not Support Towns for
Louisville, Ky., June 26.—W. P. March
of Lawrenceburg. Ky.. Secretary of the
State Committee of the Middle of the Road
Populists, to-day made public correspond
ence that has passed between him and J.
H. Edmistqn of Lincoln, Neb., vice chair
man of the National Committee of the fu
sion Populists. Mr- Edmiston asked that
the Kentucky Populists aid In trying to
have Charles A- Towne nominated for Vice
President by the Democrats. Mr. Edmis
ton said It Mr. Towne is not nominated
there will be considerable feeling aroused
among fusion Populists and Sliver Repub.
licans. Mr. March declined absolutely to
countenance Mr. Edrpiston's proposal, say
ing there is too much hostility between
Kentucky Democrats and Kentucky Pop
ulists, mainly on account of the Kentucky
EDMISTON I ItGKS TO AVNE.
AVanta the Weatern Man Named for
Lincoln, Neb., June 26.—Vice Chairman
Edjnlnston of the Populist National Com
mittee to-day gave out the text of a let
ter he Is sending to delegates to the
Democratic National Convention. Mr.
Edmlnston strongly urges the nomination
of Charles A. Towne foe vice president at
Kansas City and declares his selection
essential to the complete harmony among
the three parties.
Mr. Edmlnston says Mr. Towne would
be stronger In New York than Gov.
LOOKS FOR A LARGE VOTE.
Dr. Swallow Experts Prohibitionist*
to Do AVeli.
Pittsburg, June 26.—The Rev. Dr. Silas
C. Swallow passed through Pittsburg to
day on his way to Chicago to attend the
Prohibition National Convention.
“The Prohibition party is certainly
sMHMRr than It was four years ago." he
swik“! look for an Increased vote all
awe*- Ihe co-miry. The stand the admin
istration ' taken in behalf of the army
canteer , be of great aid to the Proh
"t ot seeking the nomination for
P: , but if it is tendered me I shall
a , •
Chicago. June 26.—The Prohibition State
convention to-day nominated Judge V.
V. Barnes for governor, John A. Hen
derson for lieutenant governor, and a full
stale The platform as adopted
touches upon but two issues, prohibition
and woman suffrage. The woman suffrage
plank was adopted after a long and a
times aerlmonlus debate. '
TO REPEAL THE GOEBEL LAW.
Got. Beckham to Call Extra Seaalra
Lexington, Ky., June 26,-Aa a result of
a conference of political leaders here to
night It is authoritatively stated that
Gov. Beckham will call an extra session
of the to repeal the Goebel
election law. It Is thought that Gov.
Bwkhara Bill not wait for the Democratic
Ccasvantlon here in July to act.
RAIN REGORD BROKEN.
OVER TWELVE INCURS FELL IN
WAS DUE TO A CLOUDBURST.
DOWNTOWN HOUSES COULD NOT
OPEN TIIEIR DOORS.
No Lltpm Wore Lout, bnt RailroiKln
Were WnnVtcd Out nnl Train* on
Several Linen Were Delnyeil—Ef
fect of the Heavy Rninn nt Other
Point*—Reported That the Elhertn
Peach Crop Will lie Cut Down One
Mobile, Ala., June 26.—Twelve and fifty
aeven one-hundredths inches of rain fell
in Mobile to-day beiwecn 4 a. m and 1
p. m. This is believed to be the greatest
precipitation ever recorded in any one
All during last nipht the weather was
sultry and at times threatening and at
8 o’clock a. m. ihe wind sprung from tho
northwest and blew quite a gale. Short
ly after that hour a guest of rain fell,
but at 9 o'clock it began to come In tor
rents. It poured fo. two hour* and a
total of ihree inches was recorded at the
A lu 1 came and thin a strong southeast
wind blew, the sky became bright and
then the cloudburst followed. Unlike the
usual cloudbur.-t, this one was a bright
leaden color and unattended by oppres
At noon the rain fell in great sheets
nnd the entire city was Inundated. It was
simply impossible for houses in down
town districts to open their doors.
The flooded part of the city is occupied
by negroes and although some houses
suffered greatly and the flood washed
away fences the money loss is not large.
No lives were lost.
No damage is reported from neighbor
The Mobile and Ohio road Is washed
out at Oak Grove, Mobile county. The
Pouth Bound passenger train due here at
8:50 p. m. is held at OUror.elle. The
north-bound train leaving here at 8:30 p.
m., is annulled. If ihere is no more rain
the schedule will he resumed to-morrow
Three miles of the main line of the
Southern Railway is washed out. between
Mount Vernon and Calverts, thirty miles
3bove Mobile With favorable weather
the track will be in running condition to
PEACH CROP BADLY DANiGEB.
Destruction to Elhcrta* From the
Italit* In Onc-tliird.
Macon, June 26.—Mr. F. W\ Hazelhurst,
secretary of the Georgia Peach Growers'
Association, who has just returned from
a tour of the great orchards In Middle
Georgia, says that the continuous rains
of the past few weeks have cui off the
early peach crop so far as shipping is
concerned fully 75 per cent.
The Elebrta crop is damaged now 33V a
per cent., and if the weather doe® not
clear within the next week, it will be
damaged fully as much as the early vari
DAM AGE ON CH ATTA HOOCHEiE.
Rain* Potting: the Farmers Still
Columbus, Ga., June 36 —The continued
rains in this section are putting
the farmers behind with their crops and
the grass is getting a fresh .-tart on tlum
The wet weather is hard on the fruit
crop, especially the peaches.
The Chattahoochee has overflowed Its
banka and the indications point to a flood
like the cne in February last. Already
the water is too high for the mills to
Information comes from down the river
that many plantations are Inundated and
much cotton ruined.
HIGHEST POINT IN YEARS.
Crop* Along the Ociuiilgce River Are
Macon, Ga.. June 26—The Ocmulgee Is
at the highest point In many years. Crops
in the river swamps are ruined and many
fields are filling with sand. The public has
been put on notice by the Mayor and
Council that the Fifth street bridge, which
was washed away yesterday, will not be
Ocouee Above High AAater.
Athens. Ga.. June 26—The constant
rains of the past week have swollen the
waters of all the streams In the sur
rounding country. The Oconee Is far
above the high water mark, and the Ath
ens factory was compelled to shut down.
Other mills in the vicinity have alto
'River Fnlllnx at Angiiflta.
Augusta,June 26 —The river began falling
last night. The mills are still shut down.
No damage has been done to the city, but
the corn crops on the lowlands below the
city are completely lost.
POWERS ARRESTED AGAIN.
AA'ill Rely on Hl* Pardon Issued by
Louisville. June 26 —A special to the Post
from Harlan Court House. Ky., says;
“Capt. James L. Powers was arrested
here to-day charged with being an ac
cessory to tho murder of Gov. Goebel.
Powers at once Instituted habeas corpus
proceedings. He holds a pardon Issued
by Gov. Taylor while In office and was
released once before an habeas corpus pro
ceedings in Knox county.
"Capt. Powers t a brother of ex-Sec ro
tary of State Caleb Powers.”
TAYLOR GOING TO CANADA.
Went Tbrongli Rochester En Honte
for Nlagnra Fulls.
Rochester, N. Y., June 26.—William S.
Taylor, late Republican governor of Ken
tucky, passed through this clly this
morning en route to Niagara Falla. He
was recognised by very few persons, as
he has had his moustache shaved off. It
ia thought that he was destined for
AGAINST THE PENNSYLVANIA.
Ocean Stenmnliip Cos. Win* in, Salt
Over Recent Collision.
New York, June 26.—Judge Addison
Brown in the United States District Court
to-day handed down an opinion in the case
of the IYnnsylanta Railroad Company
against the steamship City of Augusta
and the Ocean Steamship Company of Sa
vannah and the damage cases against the
companies named. The opinion is against
the Pennsylvania company and further
more holds each company liable for the
loss on its respective boat.
These case® grow out of the collision
between the steamship City of Augusta
and the Pennsylania. Ratlrood ferryboat
Chicago early in the morning of Oct. 3t,
last year, which resulted in the sinking
of Ihe ferryboat and the drowning of
Cross libels were filed by the owners of
each vessel for their respective damages
to the amount of SIOO,OOO for the loss of
the Chicago and $10,455 for the damages
to Ihe City of Augusta. Libels were filed
for other damage claimants against the
City of Augusta for loss of life and dam
age® to property to tho amount of $167.-
8*18.27. The owners of tho vessel thereupon
tiled petitions to limit their liability, each
denying fault. Claims for loss of life were
allowed to Jane Bryson, administratrix of
John Bryson. driver, $5,000; to Mary E.
Weir, administratrix of Alex Weir, a re
tail dealer, $7,600; to Elizabeth Macßeady,
administratrix of Charles E. Macßeady,
a driver, $7,500.
The proofs of the other damage claims
may be taken before a commissioner if
the parties interested do not agree.
PREVENTED \ TRAIN WRECK.
Two Girl* Han in n Blinding Rain
to Save llumnit Life.
Birmingham, Ala., June 26.—'Two daugh
ters of Isaac Led ndorf. a Fayette county
farmer, prevented a wreck in that coun
An excursion train from Columbus,
Miss., bound for Birmingham, was due
in a short time. The rain was coming
down in torren/s. The young women,
who resided near a culvert, saw that th®
WMUrs had risen above it and were rapid
ly undermining it. Knowing that tho
train would soon be along, they left ttie
house in the drenching downpour, with
out umbrellas, and ran down the track a
mile to the nearest station and informed
the trackman of the condition of the cul
A danger signal was put out, the train
stopped, and, after several hours of hard
work repairing the damage, the train
proceeded to Birmingham, delivering its
600 passengers several haurs lets.
ONE MORE BODY RECOVERED.
Some of Those lu Sonthern Wreck
Mny Not He Identified.
McDonough. Ga.. June 26.—One. more
body, that of William Lawrence, section
foreman, was recovered today from the
wreck of the Southern train.
The swamps are being searched for
miles below the wreck. Many bodies are
still unidentified in McDonough, and it
may be that for tome time, if ever iden
tified, they will remain here in the
The railroad people arc working twenty
four hours a day to repair the damage.
Trains will probably be running by to
Elder Henson, the Mormon churchman,
supposed to have been killed, telegraphed
this morhlng that he was not on the
The body of Elder William H. Jensen of
Utah Is at an undertaking establishment
in Atlama. The remains of J. L. Florida
were sent to Nashville to-day.
IMPROVEMENT AT tJttEMADOS.
Gen. Fltr.bugh Lee Refuse* to Leave
Havana, June 26.—The yellow fever sit
uation at Quemados show* much Improve
ment. There have only been four deaths,
two of which were of American*, includ
ing NlaJ. Frank H. Edmunds, acting in
spector general on the slaff of Gen. Fitz
hugh Lee, who died June 18. Gen. Lee
refuses to leave his headqarters, though
he has given permission to his staff, if
they desire, to do so.
During (he last three days there has not
been a single new case at Quemados. All
the non-lmmunes are now confined in the
detention camp at Marlanao.
At Santa Clara there have been no
cases since the troops left the city. Maj.
Havard, chief surgeon, who returned from
Santa, Clara this morning, says he finds
the city was formerly considered most un
healthful for troops during (he Spanish
regime, and he advised that hereafter sol
diers should not be kept there even in
winter, especlaly as there are excellent
camps not far away.
DEPOT BURNED AT DOTHAN.
All the Freight in It Lost and u Box
Dothan, Ala., June 26.—The Alabama
Midland depot was burned this morning
t 1 o'clock. Everything was a complete
loss, including all freights and one Louis
ville and Naahvllle box car. The fire was
discovered In a lot of hay Btored in the
freight room Just after train No. 38 had
passed. The fire department responded
promptly, hut the building was too far
gone for them to be of any service. They
will use ihe large brick warehouse of the
Dothan Compress Company as a depot
temporarily. The los will exceed 12,000.
We Are Prodding Turkey.
Washington, June 26.—As to the report
from Constantinople that the American
charge, Mr. Grlscom, has presented an
other demand for the settlement of the
American claims, it can be stated on high
authority that this government Is stead
ily presiring for a definite and final set
tlement and Is losing no opportunity to
remind the Turkish authorities of the un
satisfactory and indefinite nature of the
Bristow neacbe* New York.
New York. June 26—Among the pas
sengers who arrived on the Ward Line
steamer Mexico from Havana this morn
ing was Gen. Bristow, who has been in
vestigating the post office frauds in
Plague at Hlo Janeiro.
Rio Janeiro. June 2*.—Twentyaflve new
cases of bubonic plague were officially
reported to-day. There have been twelve
.deaths from the disease this week.
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-W’KEK,SI A YEAR
SHARKEY MET DEFEAT.
RI.'HLIN WON DECISIVE) VICTORY
OVER THE SAILOR.
IT WAS A CLEAN KNOCKOUT.
BATTLE OK THE GIANTS LASTED
The Men Were Well Mntehed and
There Were Time* When It Looked
n If Hnlilln Would Be Ihe In.
lucky .Man—There AVer# Rounds
When Both Men Were Glad to
llenr the Cm,*-Rnhlin Aleak In
Coney Island. New York. June 26.—Foa
the first time In hi* pugilistic career Tom
Sharkey went down to decisive defeat to
night in the historic arena of the Seaside
Athletic Club, and big Gus Ruhlin, Ihe
Ohio pugilist, was his conqueror.
it was a clean knockout after fifteen
rounds of fighting that made a memorable
ring battle. Save in the matter of ag
gressiveness, Ruhlin led from the face off
in every feature of the game, and at ell
times had the fight well In hand.
It was exactly 10 o'clock when Sharkey
entered the ring, attended by Tom
O'Rourke, Jack Sullivan, Jimmy Buckley
and George Dixon. The Bailor was clad
us usual, in green trunks, with the Amer
ican llag as a sash.
Ruhlin entered a moment later with
Billy Madden, Kid McCoy. Charlie Goff
and Jim Corbett as his seconds. The men
tossed for choice of corners and Sharkey
won, taking ihe corner he occupied when
he met Jeffries.
Both wore bandages and little time was
lost in putting on the gloves. Both men
looked lo he In excellent condition, but
when they shook hands In the center of
tile ring Ruhlin showed a remarkable ad
vantage in hlght over the more rugged
sailor Both were met with loud cheera
when introduced. Rate ee Johnnie White
gave'the men the!.- instructions and tha
gong rang for the fray. (
Sharkey on |l,<> Aggre**lve.
Round Onor-Bnarkey Immediately as
sumed Ihe nggr. salve and rushed Gun to
a neulral corner, where they clinched.
Tom rushed and led again, sending both
hands to the body. Gus was rattled, but
soon collected himself and landed hard
Willi a straight left to the jaw. Torn
rushed again, reaching the body, but waa
short for the 1 head and Gus agsln nailed
him with tyth hands on the head, shak
ing Tom up. but he came back with a.
rush and was mixing it up when the ball
rang. ' |
Round Two—Tom rushed over to Ruh
lln's corner and swung wildly for tha
head. G- s planted a right over the heart
and a stialght lefi to the face, but Tem
would not go back. and. coming strong,
slammed his left hard to the neck. Gila
then took a hand and jabbed his left hard
to the face and followed with hi* right.
Tom steadied himself and worked bath
hands to the body and Gus landed left
and right to the head. The fighting wa
remarkably fast for big men and the
crowd was ohe ring wildly.
Round Three—Tom rushed and Gu met
him with both hands to the heed. "Hook
low and wallop!" yelled O'Rourke, but
Tom was mad and again rushed wildly.
Gus slammed him with both hands, but
could not keep him off. Tom then drove
h th hands to the body and Gus counter
ed with hie left to Ihe head. Tom drop
ped to escape punishment. He was right
up, only to get both hands to the fees
and head from Gus Tom was heeling
al the nose when the bel! rang and both
w< re tir'd.
Moth Olb<l (o Hear Ihr Ball.
Round Four—Gus dnnced about whan
Tom rushed, but when Tom closed planted
a hard right on the sailor’s body. Then
they mixed it up In Sharkey's corner. Gun
was very tired, and Tom was little better.
Tom rushed and Jabbed his left to the fact*.
He repeated the blow and Gua sent him
away with both hands to the body. The
round was much slower than the preced
ing ones and both were glad to hear tha
Round Five —Tom was first on bis ftet
end meeting Gus In the center, planted
his right to the body and swung hi* left
to the Jaw. Again he landed the some
punches and Gus countered with right JoR
on the body. Both roughed it ont the
ropes. Gus shot a straight right to the
face and Tom rushed him across the ring
and landed a hard right behind the tar.
Gus Jabbed back, but was very tirel and
Tom banged him with hard rights to tho
body and both hands to the head. Gu*
was staggering when the bell rang. .
Round Six—Tom rushed and hooked hi*
left to the Jaw and Gus Jabbed his left,
cutting Tom's right eye. Tom was wild
and rushed and swung his right heavily
10 Ruhlln's Jaw. They mixed It up hsrd.
bo h landing It ft and right sw’ngs to tho
head at close quarters. Tom hooked his
left to the Jaw and Ruhlln crossed with
his right, sending Tom tack and followed
with a hard left to the wind. Both again
landed beth hands to the facs and war*
mixing It at the bell.
Pretty IVell Matched.
Round Seven—Tom rushed and swung
his lefi to the Jaw. They clinched and
broke without a punch and Ous Jabbed
his left to the face. Tom rushed again,
and they clinched. Tom Jabbed his left
to the head and Ruhlln sent him away
with one of the same Sharkey landed •
right on the body and Gus upper cut hiss
left to the face and then swung his right
to the Jaw. He repeated the trick and
ducking Tom’s swings drove his right t*
the body as the bell rang. Both wera now
Round Eight—Tom rushed again and
Jolted his right to the body. Gu* closed
and landed left and right to the face. Tom
was still aggressive and rushed Gu* about
the ring. Again Gu* Jabbed and followed
with a right cross to the Jaw. .Tom
roughed It. but Gus was equal to him and
pushed him away. Tom rushed, only to
lake a left to the face and a right on
the Jaw. Tom staggered and Gus rushed
and hanged with both hands to the Jaw
and Tom went to the floor, taking tha
count and only got his feet as the ball
Round Nine—Tom rushed and Gus mat
him with a straight left to the faoe thal
Jarred him. Tom swung wildly, but hla
blows landed around the neck, and Gus
planted both hands to the body. Tom still
came on, but Gus measured him and seat
a crashing right to the jaw. He could
not keep the sailor away, but every time
be came Ous was ready for him and sent
left and right to the head with tailing
effect. Gus looked the best at the ball.
Blow That Coaid Be Heard.
Round Ten—Gus stood In his comer la
a crouching position and when Tom cime
In tent him back with a short right on
the Jaw. Tom rushed beck end swung •
terrible left to the, body. He tried to re
peat the bloow, but Gus blocked It and
sent back a left to the head. Gua mixed
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