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THE MORNING NEWS.
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J. H. ESTILL. President.
A DUEL OF BIG GUNS.
allies were more skillful
AND DROVE THE CHINESE.
SEYMOUR PROBABLY SAVED.
ADMIR AL HIDLIOfiB APHED THAT HE
COULD HOLD OUT TWO DAYS.
Keen Rivalry a to Which Nation'*
Soldiers Shoald Fit at Enter Tien
Tsin—Russians Lost Most Heavily
Because They Stormed the Citadel.
Powers Anxious to Hear From
Expelled Ministers to Learn it
There Is a State of War.
London. June 28 , 3:20 a. m.—The com
posite brigade of 2.300 men that raised the
investment of Tien Tsin and pushed on
to help Admiral Seymour has probably
saved him. but the news has not yet
reached Che Foo, the nearest wire point.
The latest steamer arriving at Che Foo
from Taku brought this message, dated
Tien Tsin, Monday, June 25:
"The Russian general in command of
the relief force had decided in view df
Saturday’s heavy fighting and marching
that one day's rest for the troops was
essential and that the advance should
not be resumed until to-day.
"Meanwhile came Admiral Seymour's
heliograph that his position was desper
ate and that he could only hold out tw r o
days. The relief started at dawn to-day
Saturday’s fighting began at daybreak.
The allied fords opened wilh several of
the Terrible's 4-7 naval guns, six field
guns and numerous machine guns, the
firing being at Tong range. They continu
ed to advance steadily, the Chinese ar
tillery replying. The guns of the allies
were more skillfully handled and put the
guns of the Chinese out of action one by
one, the Chinese retreating about noon.
There was keen rivalry among the rep
resentatives of the various nations as to
which would enter Tien Tsin first, and
the Americans and British went in neck
and neck. The Russians stormed the
arsenal, thereby sustaining the largest
Several thousand Japanese have left
Taku for Tien Tsin, and altogether 13,000
Japanese have landed. The international
troops now aggregate nearly 20.000, and
Japan is preparing to send 20.000 more.
With British, American and other troops
ordered to go. probably 60,000 men will be
available in a month.
The Tong Shan refugees and the foreign
engineers 31 Che Foo estimate the Chi
nese troops now in the field, as 25,000
troops at Lh Tai. 25.000 at Shang Hai Wan.
IS.OOO driven off from Tien Tsin and 150.-
000 at Pekin.
TH# dispatch received by the foreign
office, stating that the foreign legations
were requested to leave Pekin within a
specified time, is interpreted in some un
official quarters, as tantamount to giving
the ministers their passports, and to a
declaration of war, but as China does
nothing like other countries, the official
opinion is that there is nothing to do but
to await the course of events, and to see
what the ministers themselves say when
they are rescued.
All the students at the foreign hospitals
in Canton are leaving. Women mission
aries are returning from the West river
ports. There was a slight disturbance at
Wo Chou Tuesday, while the women were
embarking. The crowd shouted “Kill the
According to advices from Shanghai,
the Chinese officials, by direction of the
southern viceroys, are asking the eonsu'3
to agree to' conditions "insuring" as the
Chinese say, "the neutrality of Shanghai
and other coast cities.” They are also
asking that foreign warships shall not
sail or anchor near the forts, nor go to
ports where there are no warships now:
that their crews shall not go ashore, and
that the protection of foreigners be left
to the Chinese authorities. These condi
tions are considered at Shanghai to be
virtually an ultimatum from Viceroys
Liu Kun Yih and Shang Chih Tung. The
consuls desire a sufficient naval and mili
tary force to back up their refusal to
comply with these demands. The toial
naval force there now consists of 969 men
with 32 guns. The Chinese have 6,000 men
with six guns in the forts, and 10,000 men
outside Shanghai with modern rifles and
The magnitude of the arrangements
Japan is making suggests provision
against present contingencies other than
the suppression of the present disturb
ances in China. She has chartered nine
teen additional transports, and now has
thirty-five in all.
HOW DID THEY LEAVE PEKIN t
ORlolals Interested to Know What
Treatment Ministers Received.
Washington. June 27.—The develop
ments of the day respecting China were
Important and interesting. The Chinese
minister's report of the departure of the
foreign ministers and their guards from
Pekin greatly relieved the officials here,
who took It as the first tangible evidence
that the Imperial Chinese government had
a full realization of the enormity of per
mitting the ministers to come to per
sonal harm, and were thus undertaking
as far as lay in the:r power to observe
the amenities of International exchange.
The keenest interest is shown by the
officials to learn the conditions under
which the ministers left Pekin. The Chi
nese minister's dispatch was ominously
ellent on that point, and though the min
ister himself maintains almost obstinate
ly his confidence in the non-exist
ence of a staie of war, It Is
generally admitted that It will be difficult
to accept his conclusion if it shall trans
pire that the Pekin government has itself
sent the ministers away with their pass
ports, or what may come to the sime
thing, with a guard as safe conduct. At
the state department it is said that. If it
shall be explained that the Imperial gov
ernment did this, not with a purpose of
rupturing diplomatic relations, but simply
to Insure the safety of the ministers,
which they were unable to guarantee as
long as they remained In Pekin, then there
Is still ground for an understanding. It
Is, pointed out, however, that in such case
the self-confessed inability of the imper
ial government to maintain peace and or
der at the capital would amount to an
admlasion of Its utter failure as a govern
ment and would leave China in a worse
slate than that of aotual war. In cither
event, it now appears to the satisfaction
of the officials that there was absolu e
Justification for such inlervenlion as we
have offered in China.
Notice haa come to the government that
the cable companies have again reopened
communication telegraphically with Taku
end Che lioo. This arrangement has been
Jlatoannal) morning JSetM
made by means of the Russian telegraphic
system connection with the Siberian rail
road system. A European agent has
managed to reopen the lines through•
the means of communication * be
tween Che Foo, Taku and Tien Tsin are
tortuous and probably precarious.
The war department officials still insist
that no orders have gone forward to send
more troops <o China than the Ninth Reg
iment, now on its way from Manila, and
the Sixth Cavalry, which will sail from
San Francisco next Sunday for Nagasaki
and, perhaps, Taku. It .is said that, with
these two organizations and the marines
now on Chinese soil. Gen. Chaffee will
have the full brigade to which his rank
Rumors of withdrawals of troops from
Cuba are said to be the probable basis for
the persistent statements that more sol
diers have been ordered to China. It is
admitted that two regiments will soon be
ordered to the United States from Cuba,
the particular organizations being desig
nated by Gen. Wood, but they simply will
take the place in home garrisons of regi
ments of soldiers which will go out to
Manila to relieve volunteer organizations
lIOXERS WERE DA\GI£ROU4
An Authority Soys Germany anil
England Should Have Known It.
Berlin, June 27.—Herr Eugene Wolff,
in the Berliner Tage-blatt, publishes a
powerful article regarding China, drawn
from intimate and very recent acquaint
ance with the land and Its people. He
gives a history of the Boxer movement
and blames Germany and England for not
recognizing its dangerous character dur
ing the last two years. He says that the
French minister in Pekin, M. Pinchon.
alone energetically forced the Empress
Dowager to remove Que Shcn from the
governorship of Shan Tung, Que Shen
having bc*n appointed, although the Em
press knew' that he was the founder of
Herr W,clff declares that either the ru
mors are true that the Empress has be
come a drunkard and is often in a state
of irresponsibility, or that she has been
hoodwinked into believing that the Box
ers only mean 10 oust the foreigners and
have no designs upon the Manchu dy
He contends that the Powers must force
the imperial court to remain in Pekin
and compel the Empress to stay there
under the control of the Powers. At the
same time he regards it as of the highest
importance that the Tsung li Yamen be
thoroughly reformed and be developed
into an actual foreign office, clothed with
authority enabling it to enforce Its man
dates. He advocates direct dealings be
tween the provincial governors and the
representatives of the Powers.
AMERICANS WERE FIRST.
Guards fur the Legation l ed Those
of Other Countries.
Vancouver, B. C.. June 27.—According
to Shanghai papers received by the
steamer Empress of China to-day. the
first legation guarde to enter Pekin were
the American contingent from the United
States steamship Newark. Then came the
Russians, the Japanese, French, British
and German in the order named.
Dispatches to Yokohoma from Pekin, on
June 13. state that the slaughter and
pillaging of the native converts was being
continued with increased violence. In
one station of the American Methodist
mission, ten Christians were killed, most
of them being women and children. A
station of the American Board Mission has
been destroyed, and every one there kill
ed. A native adherent of the Church
of England has also been killed, but the
names of none of these victims were then
at hand, except those of Mrs. As tier and
Messrs. Ossent and Cado. who are re
ported ae among the foreign victims of
the Boxers. Their station location was
RELIEF OF TIEN TSIN.
Mntle Known Officially by the Secre
tary In the House of Common*.
London, June 27.—The. parliamentary
secretary of the foreign office, Mr. Brod
erick, in the House of Commons to-day
said he was at last able to announce the
receipt of information of the relief of Tien
Tsin. He added that the government had
received two telegrams. One from the
British consul at Tien Tsin, wired June
23, by way of Che Foo, June 27. announced
that a British column, under Maj. Mau
rice of the Welsh Fusiliers, and a naval
brigade, under Commander Craddock, had
arrived at noon, 550 strong. The message
also said that 1,500 Russians were re
ported to lx at the Tien Tsin Railroad
station, and that 160 Americans and fifty
Italians had also airlved.
The second telegram was from Rear Ad
miral Bruce, dated Taku, June 25. it ad
ded to the above that Vice Admiral Sey
mour was reported to be ten miles from
Tien Tsin, hampered with sick and
wounded and engaged with the enemy.
ADMITTED LEGATION GUARDS,
Dispatch From the Tsung LI Yamen
Declare* They Entered Pekin.
Washington, June 27,-The Chinese Min
ister called this morning on the Secretary
of State, and communicated to him the
contents of a dispatch which he had re
ceived from the Tsung-'i-Yamen at Pe
kin, dated on the 19th instant. The dis
patch states that the foreign ministers
had before this date, asked permission
for the legation guards to enter the city,
which permission had been granted; that
thev subsequently asked that these guards
be reinforced, which the Chinese govern
ment was not disposed to permit.
The dispatch then goes on to state that
the consul general at Tien Tsin. supposed
to be the French Consul General, had tel
egraphed to the Viceroy of Chi Li that
the foreign Admiral had demanded the
surrender of the Taku forts, and that the
foreign ministers were shortly to leave
Pekin for Tien Twin with their guards.
ARE SAFE AT PEKIN’.
So Reported of the European* by the
llrltish Consul tit Auioy.
London, June. 27,-The British Consul at
Amoy, telegraphs this morning that the
Europeans at Pekin are reported to be
THE EAGLE AND THE LION.
Led In the Race to Be First In Enter
ing Tien Tsin.
London. June 27.-A special dispatch
from Chec Foo says;
"The fight of the allied forces against
the combined Boxers and Chinese soldiers
barring the road to Tien Tsin opened at
daybreak. One hundred and fifty Amerl
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BAVAKNAH. GA.. THURSDAY. JUNE 28. 1900.
SAID “HIT HIM AGAIN.”
WHEN PLANKS IN PROHIBITION
PLATFORM FELL ON M’KINLEY.
ARE SORE ON THE PRESIDENT.
DELEGATES CHEERED THE CON
DEMNATION OF THE CANTEEN.
Platform Arraign* the President for
Drinking at Banquets and Serving
Wine in the White House—De
clares Liquor Trust the Most Dnu
gcrona of All—Saving Money Spent
In Drink Should Be the First Step
in Solving the Financial Question.
Chicago, June 27.—The Prohibition party
will make its national campaign this year
upon a platform of a single issue, the
liquor traffic, all other issues being sub
ordinated to this one question.
Upon this platform it Is probable that
either Rev. S. C. Swallow, the “fighting
parson,” of Harrisburg, Pa., or John C.
Woolley, of Chicago, editor of the "New
Voice,” the Prohibition national organ,
will be nominated for President.
The national convention of the Prohibl.
tion party met here to-day, and in three
sessions, morning, afternoon and evening,
cleared up all business except the nomi
nations for President and Vice President,
which will be made to-morrow morning.
The convention, in point of numbers and
in enthusiasm, is considered one of the
greatest ever held by the advocates of
The National Convention of the Prohi
bition party met to-day jn the First Reg
iment Armory, Sixteenth street and Mich
igan avenue. Of the 1.C34 delegates who
were entitled to seats in the National
Convention, more than three-fourths were
in attendance when Chairman W. Oliver
Stewart of the National Executive Com
mittee called the convention to order.
Nearly al! of the Eastern and Central
Western Stales had full delegations .res
ent, the absentees in most instances be
ing from Southern and Pacific Coast
It was exactly 10:39 a. m when Chair
man Stewart rapped for order. At that
time nearly all the delegates were in
their seats, while the galleries surround
ing the big drill room of the First Reg
iinent were filled with spectators. Just
previous to the fall of the gavel the
delegates from the New England States
marched into the hall in a body, each
delegate carrying a cantern with the let
lets "U. S." inverted and bearing the
legend "Anti-Canteen.” They were liber
ally applauded. Alter the convention had
come to order. Chairman Stewart pro
ceeded to deliver a formal address.
Opened With Speeches.
Chairman Stewart then introduced Dr.
John H. Hill of Chicago who delivered
a lengthy address of welcome.
Chairman Stewart then announced tem
porary officers as follows:
Chairman, Samuel Dickie of Michigan;
secretary, A. E. Wilson of Chicago; assis
tant secretaries. Col. Jellis of Tennessee,
and E. B. Sutton of Idano.
Chairman Dickie made a brief spe-ch.
outlining the work to be done by the con
'T believe the Prohibition party is on
the eve of important events,” said Mr.
Dickie. "We represent a reform before
which all other national reforms pale in
to insignificance or disappear altogether.
The Democratic party stands for the con
tinuance of the liquor traffic; the Repub
lican party stands for its perpeiuatic-n."
Mr. Dickie bitterly assailed the national
administration for its position on the can
teen law, end charged it with "debauch
ing the peoples of its new possessions in
the Philippines.” He also accused the
government with using its consular ser
vice for gathering information for the use
of distillers and brewers.
At the conclusion of Chairman Dickie's
speech, the rules and order of business
were adopted, and committees were an
nounced. A recces was then taken until
The afternoon session was called to or
der at 2:40 p. m. The report of the Com
mittee on Credentials was presented by
Chairman. Johann, who stated 4hat the
committee had decided that only those del
egates present with certificates duly sign
ed, were entitled to seats. There were 693
delegates actually seated, representing
thirty-seven states. The report was
Homer Castle of Pittsburg, submitted
the report of the Committee cn Permanent
Organization and Order of Business. The
report, which was adopted, recommend
ed Samuel Dickie of Michigan for perma
nent chairman and Col. R. S. Cheves of
Tennessee for permanent secretary.
The list of national committeemen aS
selected by the delegations of the various
states was then read and adopted.
Among the members arec Kentucky.
Frances E. Beauchamp. T. B, Demartee;
North Carolina, Thomas P. Johnston, Ed
win Shaver; Tennessee, James A. Tate,
Col. R. S. Cheves; Virginia, J. W. Staun
ton, W. T. Bundick.
The convention then took a recess until
8 p. m.
Platform Is Salty.
The evening session of the convention
was called to order at 7:54 p. m., but the
committee on platform was still debattng
over unsettled points, and it was not un
til after 9 o'clock thit Chairnjan Chafln
appeared with the platform. The plat
form, as read by Secretary Hopkins of
the Resolutions Committee, declares that
the national interest could be promoted
in no other way so surely and widely as
by Its assertion, through a national policy
and the co-operation therein of every
state, forbidding the manufacture, sale,
exportation, Importation, and transport*
tion of intoxicating liquors for beverage
purposes; that the liquor power is the
most dangerous trust of all; that the first
step In solving the financial problem
should be saving the bliUon dollars annu
ally spent in drink.
•We charge upon President McKinley,
who was elected to his high office by ap
peals to Christian sentiment and patriot
ism almost unprecedented, and by a com
bination of moral influence never before
seen In this country, that by his conspic
uous example as a wlnedrtnker at public
banquets and as a wine-serving hoet In
the White House, he had done more to
encourage the liquor business, to demoral
ize the temperance habits of young men
and to bring Christian practices and re
quirements into disrepute than any other
President this republic has had. We fur
ther charge upon President McKinley re
sponsibility for the army canteen, with
all Its dire brood of dtsfnse, immorality,
sin and death. In this country, In Cuba,
in Porto Rico, and the Philippines; and we
insist that by his attitude concerning the
canteen, and his apparent contempt for
tha vast number of petitions and petl-
tioners protesting against it. he has out
raged and insulted the moral sentiment
of this country, in euch a manner, and to
such a degree, as calls for its righteous
uprising and his indignant and effective
Down on the Canteen.
“We challenge denial of the fact that
our executive, as commander-ln-ehief of
the military forces of the^ United States
at any time prior or 2, 1809.
could have closed every army saloon,
called a canteen, by executive order, as
President Hayes did before him. and
should have closed them for the same
reason which actuated President Hayes,
we assert that the act of Congress, passed
March 2, 1899, forbidding the sale of
liquors ‘in any post, exchange or can
teen’ by any ‘officer or private soldier.*
or by ‘any person, on any premises used
for military purposes by the United
States,’ was and is as explicit an act of
prohibition as the language can frame; we
declare our solemn belief that the Attor
ney General of the United Stales in his
Interpretation of that law. and the sec
retary of war in his acceptances of that
interpretation and his refusal to enforce
the law, were and are guilty of treason
able nullification thereof, and that Pres
ident McKinley, through his assent to
and endorsement of such interpretation
and refusal on the part of the officials
appointed by and responsible to him.
shares responsibility in their guilt, and
we record our conviction that a now and
serious peril confronts our country."
The platform was received with the wild
est enthusiasm. Every sentence in con
demnation of President McKinley w.js
greeted with shouts of approval, and cries
of "Hit him again!" the defegate* stand
ing on their chairs and yelling them
The platform and an additional resolu
tion favoring woman suffrage were adopt
ed by a practically unanimous vote, and
amid a tempest of cheers. Some delegate
started "Blessed Be the Tie That Binds.”
and the whole assemblage Joined in the
The convention then adjourned until
9:30 o’clock to-morrow morning.
The National Committee of the Prohibi
tion party met at the Palmer House at
the close of the session and unanimously
re-elected Oliver W. Stewart ns national
chairman. The committee resolved to con
duct a “school house campaign” in an en
deavor to arouse interest in the cause of
MORTALITY WILL RE GREAT.
Proprietor of the Clirtstinn Herald
Talks About Indin.
London. June 27.—-Louis Klopsch. pro
prietor of the. Christian Herald in New
York, after spendirg a we k in Paris cn
his way home frem India sailed for New
York from Plymouth yesterday on board
the Hamburg-American Line steamer
Pennsylvania. In an interview previous
to his departure Mr. Klopsch said the
mortality during the wer season in India
was just commencing and must assume
stupendous pi ©portions, ou: numbering the
total of the dea'hs duilng the past six
months from a’l caus- a
Unless some twenty mi) ion blankets a.re
quickly provided, the monsoon. India's
greatest Messing, will prove appallingly
disastrous and. Mr. Klopsch also said,
the mortality will exceed two millions. He
further asserted that 90 per ofm. of the
< attle in the richest farming districts
Mr. Klopsch is thoroughly satisfied with
the methods adopted in tlie distribution
of the American relief. One of his last
acts in India was to buy 100,000 blankets
for the sufferers.
THROI’GH TORRENTS OF RAIN.
A Force Alnrclicd to the Relief of
the Governor of the Gold Const.
London. June 27.—The colonial office
has received a telegram from Col. Will
cocks. dated Prahsu, Ashanti, June 26, as
“Maj. 'Wilkinson reached Bekwai June
19. In response to my telegram to the
governor of the Gold Coast at Kumassi,
the latter whites, June 16. saying he will
hold out to June 20. This letter, received
by Capt. Hall at Esmuja, was forwarded
to Wilkinson at Bekwai at midnight, June
21. Wilkinson proceeded immediately to
Esmaja. arriving there at dawn, Juno 22.
after marching through torrents of rain.
“Lieut. Burroughs, with about 500 na
tives, is going north as fast as the flooded
NINE INSI RGENT LEADERS.
Took the Oath of Allegiance and
Manila, June 27.—Nine of the insurgent
leaders, including Gens. Pio del Pilar, Con
cepcion, Garcia and Alvarez, were released
here to-day upon taking the oath of al
legiance to the government and renounc
ing all forms of revolution In tha Philip
This oath Is much stronger and more
binding than the oath, which Gen. Otis
administered and was consequently dis
tasteful to the Filipinos, who accepted
it with bad grace, fully realizing tl)e re
sults of any violation.
Senor Buencamino took the oath Mon
day. It Is hoped that the sparing of the
nine leaders will Influence their men to
take advantage of the amnesty, which has
thus far been without results other than
those of to-day.
THE KHEpiVE IN LONDON.
Honors Shown the Egyptian Ruler
on Ills Arrival.
London, June 27 —The Khedive of Egypt
arrived In London at noon from Port
Victoria, where he had been since he
reached England from Flushing, June 21
He showed few signs of his recent Ill
ness. The traveler was received on The
platform of the Charing Cross Railroad
station by the Duke of York, a guard of
honor from the Cold Stream Guards and
a band, which played the "Khediva!
The Duke of York embraced his high
ness. The Khedive was driven to Buck
ingham Palace, escorted by a troop of
the Horse Guards and cheered by the
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST PLAGUE.
Will Be Taken at Once Among Chi
nese In New York.
New York, June 27,-The Board of
Health has decided to thoroughly disin
fect the Chinese quarters In Manhattan,
Brooklyn and Coney Island as a measure
of precauflon against the plague. The
Board ot Estimate to-day appropriated
120,000 for the work, which will be imme
riague nt Yokohama.
Yokohama. June 15. via Victoria, B. C„
June 27.—A case of plague has been dis
covered on a P. & O. steamer, the first
case to make Its appearance here.
SICK ARE IN STRAITS.
ENGLAND’S WRATH \HOI SED HA
STORIES OF TIIEIK TREATMENT.
AMBULANCE SERVICE IS POOR.
IT IS DECLARED THAT OF THE
BOERS IS FAR M FERIOR.
A Skirmish With Artillery and Rifle*
the Only Fresh Flghtiug Reported
From Sonth Africa lSntlin and I>c
AVet Make Brave Promiiieii—l2,ooo
Rifles, All Told, Surrendered to
the British—K rage r •I Still at
Ix>ndon. June 28, 4:20 a m.— Gen. Sir
Leslie Rundlft had a sharp artillery aixl
rifle, skirmish near Senekal Friday with a
large force of eutrenched Boers. Ha de
clined to attack then*. This is the only
fresh fighting reported.
The Boer outposts northeast of Pretoria
are. busy. The telegraph wires between
Standerton and Newcastle were cut Sun
day and Sir Redvers Buller had to report
Commandant DeWet. with 3.000 men and
three guns, is moving northeast in the
Orange River colony. It is understood
that he and Commandant Gen. Botha en
tered into a compact that, neither would
surrender so long as the other was in the
field. Twelve, thousand rifles, all told,
have been surrendered to the British.
President Kruger Is still at Machado
The exposures regarding the hospitals
in South Africa have made a great sen
sation in England. They began with
three columns of restrained language in
the Times yesterday, from W. A. Bur
dette-Coutts, Conservative member of
Parliament for Westminster. Hie dis
closures have been widely reproduced,
and they are supplemented this morning
with denunciatory telegrams and inter
view’s from survivors and army medical
The Archbishop of Cape Town, in an ad
dress before the Society of Good Hope, in
the Gape government house Monday, ex
pressed great dissatisfaction at the way
in which the sick and wounded were treat
ed. He declared that the worm clothing
that was absolutely necessary was freely
offered, but was rarely if ever distributed
by the army doctors; that the sick slept
on the bare ground, and that even in Cape
Town, the way in which the hospitals
were mismanaged made one’s blod boil.
Mrs. Hanbury-Williams, wife of Maj.
John Hanbury-Williams, Sir Alfred Mil
ner’s military secretary, told the meet
ing that ft the VlsmncTTadics had report
ed the mismanagement the doors would
have been shut in their faces.
A News Agency dispatch from Cape
“Certain revelations point to malfeas
ance in connection with the supplies of
comforts for the sick and wounded.”
The Daily Express refers 1o the
“Bpringless, out of date ambulances” of
the British and contends that the Boer
ambulances are notoriously superior.
Princess Christian publicly asks for vol
The Cape Tow’n correspondent of the
Dnily Telegraph says hat Lord Roberts
will reply fully to the charges of Mr.
Burdette-Coutts. Frederick Treves, con
sulting surgeon to the London Hospital.
\*ho was recently at the front, says the
charges oome to him as an absolute
shock, and are quite Incredible. He praises
the medical department.
BOER FORCES LOOTING.
Foreign Contingent Are Recoining
London, June 28.—The Lorenzo Marques
correspondent of the Times, telegraphing
"According to Transvaal advices, the
Boers are entrenching In considerable
force in the Mlddleburg hills. The Irish,
Hollander and Kalian corps are getting
uncontrollable. They are looting stores
and farm houses.
“Bar gold Is a drug In the local market,
owing to a suspicion that it Is of an infe
rior quality. A large quantity of stolen
gold Is waiting to be smuggled out of the
Is Now Among the Tloer Prisoners
on SI. Helena.
Jamestown, St. Helena. June 27—Sarel
Eloff, President Kruger's grandson, who
was raptured by the British at Mafe
king, landed here to-day with eleven offi
cers and ninety-eight troopers, mostly for
The prisoners, who were clean and of
respectable appearance, were immediately
sent on to Deadwood, the prison camp.
Most of the Boers at Deadwood are in
good health, and thus far there has been
but one death from enteric fever.
Horses for British Army.
New Orleans, June 27,-The steamer
Patrician cleared for Cape Town to-day
with 1,010 horses for the British army.
WAS A FATAL AFFRAY.
One Man Was Killed anil Olliers
New Orleans, June 27.—There was a fa
tal shooting affray this morrtlng at Bi'on
Rouge. Gordon Reddy, Jr., of the Bowie
Lumber Company and Robert L. Askew
ol the same firm were at breakfast In the
Mayer Hotel, when one of the Garrlg bro
thers came In and asked Reddy for a few
moments conversation. Reddy went out
side with him. followed by Askew, and
as soon as they reached the street firing
George, Duncan and Leon, the three
Garrlg brothers, and J. E. Besson, a
friend were the opposing party. Askew
was shot through the body and died in
a few hours. Reddy was shot In the amail
of the back and is in a critical condition.
Several legislator* had narrow escapes
from bullets, and a negro bystander was
Tastor Becomes Insane.
Oneonta, N. Y., June 27.—Rev. Dr.
Frank Chase, pastor of the Methodist
Episcopal Church of Danville, N. Y., onrl
edlior of the Normal Educator, who has
been visiting his mother at Partlendvllle,
near here, was taken to Binghamton Hos
pital to-day violently lnstane. He had
been suffering inja nervotlf prostration
Jot some Urn*
NOTHING rO SHOUT FOIt.
AVliy the Rupuhlioan* Are Not
W hoop Ins I p Their Ticket.
Washington. D. C., June 27.—Thoee who
have watched the performances ot the
White House since the nomination of Mc-
Kinley and Rosevelt was announced, hav.*
marked the total lack of enthusiasm on
the part of the political pilgrims who have
stopped over here to pay their respects to
the ftepub'.icnn chief.
Delegation offer delegation, squad after
squad, individual after individual has
tramped up the White Hou>'e stairs,
grasped the presidential hand and tender
ed congratulations, but not a whoop or
hurrah for the ticket has been heard with
in the presidential inclosure.
A Western ooogresmman, while stand
ing on the While House portico talking
politics with some friends, was asked
how he accounted for the apparent apathy
on the part of the homeward bound poli
ticians. Ho replied:
“The boys who do the whooping tip see
nothing in sight to whoop for in the event
of McKinley’s re-election, because all the
places at the political pie counter arc now
occupied. and should the present adminis
tration continue in power, but few changes
are anticipated. There was really no
spontaneous enthusiasm.” continued he.
“at Philadelphia, and old campaigners
recognized the manufactured article as
ns the. claquers in the galleries re
ceived tho signal to get in their noisy
work. It itf expected that by placing
Gov. Roosevelt on the ticket with 'Mc-
Kinley some ’ginger* may Anally be in
jected into the campaign. As Senator
Mark Hanna says, ’the Republican party
is conducted on business princ pies ’ If the
boss manager speaks truly, tlm
Roosevelt brass band campaign will
soon get out of tune, and
the rank and file will be looking
around for something more substantial
than wind. With all the Federal otuces
pre-empted, and the present occupants ex
pecting to hold on, there is very little to
inspire the Republican worker who be
lieves in ’practical business principles.’ "
HE AS DC R .ATS OF ARK ANS AS.
Instructed the Delegation to Vote
for Bryan for President.
Little Rock. Ark., June 27. —When
Democratic State Convention reassembled
to-day. the report of the Committee on
Platform and Resolutions was submitted
by Congressman T. C. Mcßae and adopl
d. The platform reaffirms the Chicago
declaration of 1896. favors strict observ
ance of the Monroe doctrine, declares for
government construction and ownership
of he Nicaragua canal; denounces trusts;
condemns the “death-dealing policy of the
Republican administration in the Phil
ippines,” insists on giving freedom to
Cuba and demands the same rights for
the Philippines, and national legislation
Former Gov. James P Clarke was se
lect and na tonal committeeman without, op
Senator Jam*• K. Jones, Senator James
H. Berry, ex-Gov. Clark and Hon. JefT
Davis were elected d*?legates-at-large to
th'' Karsas City Convention.
The convention adjourned at 6 p. m The
delegation to the National Convention
was unanimously instructed to voe for
William J. Bryan for President. Charles
J. Parker of Ouachita county, withdrew’
his resolution, instructing for David B.
Hill for Vice President, it being claim* <1
by many delegates mat Hill is tin advo
cate of the gold standard.
SENTENCED FOR TREASON.
Alan Accused of Trying to Restore
Kingdom of Poland Punished.
Berlin, June 27,-The Supreme Court at
Leipsic has sentenced to twelve months'
imprisonment, Wlehold Leltgeber, (not
Keifsgeber), eelltor of the Gazetta Os
trowska, published at Ostrow. indicted for
high treason in connection with the al
leged attempt to restore the kingdom of
Poland. The printer, Meterowlcz, and the
tailor, Kolenclo, who were also indicted,
have been acquitted. The principal wit
ness for the state, Bniepocki, has been ar
rested for perjury, there being strong evi
dence that he laid Information against
the accused only to gratify personal re
Testimony offered during the trial, show
ed that a number of Polish societies in the
United States arc large contributors to
the Polish nationol fund at Rapperswell,
Switzerland, the object of which Is to
restore the Polish kingdom.
ARE OPPOSED TO UR A AN.
J. Sterling Morton AA 111 Not Want
film in Any Event.
Chicago, June 27.—A special to the
Record from Lincoln, Neb., says:
Ex-Secretary of Agriculture J. Sterling
Morton, in his paper, the Conservative,
will to-morrow define the position of the
gold Democrats as being unalterably op
posed to Bryan, whether the platform de
Clares for either silver or gold. Mr. Mor
ion has returned from a conference with
Eastern gold Democrats, ond his remarks
are considered as an expression of their
DOESN'T FAVOR SULZER.
Cnpp* Snys Some of the Trim Dele
gates ttnnt Hill.
Fort Worth, Tex., June 27.—William
Capps, district delegate to the Kanaas
City convention, to-day denied that the
Texas delegation favors William Sulzer
for the vice presidency. He says he has
letters from five of the delegates who
want David B. Hill, "first, last and all the
time.” James W. Swayne, delegate a*
large favors Carter H. Harrison lor the
POAAEHS AGAIN A FREE MAX.
The Pardon Given Him by Taylor
llns Served Him In Good Stend.
Harlan Courthouse, Ky„ June 27.—Capt.
John Powers of Barbourville, Ky., who
was arrested here yesterday on the charge
of complicity in the murder of Gov. Goe
bel, was to-day released on habeas corpus
proceedings based on a pardon signed by
Gov Taylor on March 6. 1960. This Is
the second time Powers has been arrested
In the mountains and released on Taylor's
SPAIN HAD EARTHQUAKES.
Violent Shocks NVere Felt In Cor
dova and Malaga.
Madrid, June 27—Violent earthquake
shocks occurred early this morning in
Cordova and Malaga. The tfthhStiaiiti
were rudely awakened and rushed Into the
streets In terror. The phenomenon lasted
At Malaga a few houses were damaged,
Jaut there was no serious accident.
DAILY 58 A YEAR. '
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES A-WEEK.SI A YEA*
TO TALK WITH BRYAN.
SULZER, CHOKER AM) MURPHY
\\ ILL (if) TO LINCOLN.
SULZER AFTER SECOND PLACE.
HE HAS ESTABLISHED HEAD-
Q< ARTURS AT KANSAS CITY.
Sterling Price of Texas Is Looking
Alter the New Yorker's Vice Presi
dential A|.(rations—Kansas City
Tokina an n Gala Appearance.
Delegations W ill Benin in Arrive
Soon—Declaration of Independenea
Will He Read.
Kansas City, June 27— Congressman
William Sulzer. xvho is being boomed for
Vice President on the Democratic ticket,
Richard Oroker and ex-Senator Murphy
of Nesv York, will have a conference at
Lincoln, Neb,, with William J. Bryan be.
fore they come to Kansas City to attend
tile national convention.
Sterling Price of Texas, who has open
ed headquarters here for Mr. Sulzer. re
elvcd a telegram from that gentleman,
aying he had left New York for Lincoln
at noon to-day. Another telegram says
Messrs, t’rokcr and Murphy will be in the
Nebraska capital within a few days. Mr.
Sulzrr hopes to be on the ticket with Mr.
Uryun, and It Is said the latter expressed
a desire to confer with him. Further than
tld. Mr. Price would vouchsafe nothing.
President O'Connell of The Sons of Lib
erty, the oldest organization in New York.
Is on Ids way to Kan as City and will
up-n headquarters for Sulzer to-morrow
or Friday. Fred Feigl. editor of the Tam
many limes, ano:her Sulzer toomer, will
The city 1- beginning to take on a gain
appearance in anticipation of an early
arrival of delegates, business houses are
being decorated, arc and incandescent
light are being strung In profits on on the
down-town site is and a general clean up
is in i rogr ss. A good-sized contingent
of K:t t' rn newspaper reporters is already
her*, but a general inflow of people is not
expt ted until Fr day.
hv tlovernor William J. Stone, national
committeeman for Mississippi and vice
chairman of the national committee, is
expected Friday night, as are other mem
bers of the cub-commit tee, who will hold
a m. Ot ing oh Saturday. James Boyle, dll
triot leader of Tammany, will arrive Sat
urday with about a dozen of his col
leagues They oome to prepare the way
for tho Timmony delog,ilon, which will
reach Kansas 'city Monday evening on
two special trains
Sunday the state delegations will begin
to arrive. The Pennsylvanian delegation.
made, up of 100 pedple, and the MontanA
delegation, headed by W. A. Clnrk, art
due Sunday morning, and the Kansas del
egation In the evening. On Monday thb
delegates from Maine, New Hampshire,
Vermont, Massachusetts. Connecticut and
Rhod.e Island, wilh George Fred Will
iams- of Massachusetts, their vicce presi
dential candidate, will reach the city,
and on the same day the California and
Missouri delegations will arrive.
The greatest rush of delegates will be on
Tuesday. Nearly all of the states not
mentioned are booked to arrive on that
A convention Innovation, the reading of
the declaration of Independence fiom the
platform, will be Introduced at the first
session on July 4. and according to the
present programme, the music anl dec
orations of that day will be selected with
a particular Idea of commemorating tha
The badges for the delegates have been
received. They are elaborate affairs.
There Is an oxidized silver bar for the pm.
below which hangs a silk flag about four
inches long. To the badge is attached a
medallion of gold or oxidized silver.
VAX AVYfK IB IS STARTED.
Crolcrr nml Belmont Will Soon Fol
low Him to KniiMHi City.
New York, June 27.—Former Judge Au
gustus Van Wyck, accompanied by Harry
W. Walker, secretary of the Aqueduct
Commission, started to-day for Kansaa
City. They go first to Chicago and from
there to Springfield, Mo., where a recep
tion will be tendered Mr. Van Wyck. He
will arrive In Kansas City on Sunday
morning. Richard Croker will vlalt ex-
Sonator Murphy at the seashore to-mor
row, and on. Friday, will start for Kan
sas City. Oliver H. P. Belmont, who le
still spoken of as o vice presidential can
didate. will go to Kansas City In a special
drawing room car with a patty of friends.
TAGGART DOKSJt'T AVAAT IT.
lie la Sot After tlie Chairmanship of
Indianapolis. Ind., June 27 Mayor
Thomas J. Taggart wired to-night from
Kansas City, where he arrived to-day
from a trip In Mexico, that he had not
b en, was not and would not be a can
didate for chairman of the Democratic
National Committee. His name has been
frequently mentioned In connection with
the place, and It 1* said that, despite bis
refusal to be a candidate, Indiana will
Insist upon his election. The election will
take piace Monday afternoon at Kanaaa
CAM PAD FOR VtCfc.
Miohlaan Man's Annie In Being I’sed
by Ilia Friends.
Detroit, Mich.. June 27 —Daniel J. Cam
pau. chairman of the Michigan Demo
cratic State Central Committee and mem
ber of tho National Committee, la In re
ceipt of many letters from various atatm
urging him to become a candidate for the
vice presidency before the Kansas City
convention. Mr. Campau declares bia
self only aa anxious to see the vice presi
dency go to a state which can draw the
most votes or is otherwise doubtful.
Mr. Campau's political eecretary, how
ever, declared to-day In a positive manner
that Campau's name would be presented
to the Kansaa City convention as a vlca
Detroit, Mich,, June 27.—When asked to
night as to the possibility of his being
a candidate for the Democratic vice pres
idential nomination. Mr. Campau said:
“I om not a candidate and my nama
will not be presented to the convention."
To Suppress Klota.
Berlin. June 27.—A large force at police
has been ordered to Schwalge and Ber
garthe In consequence o i the a.nU-S*ralta
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