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THE MORNING NEWS.
vctvblished 1850. .- - Incorporated 18SS
Es JH. ESTILL, President.
DID NOT NOMINATE.
wo nk OF THE CONVENTION WAS
CONFINED TO ORGANIZATION.
BUT NO DOUBT ABOUT BRYAN.
8 15 BIST AND HILL’S PRESENCE
Qtrat Crowds in Kansas City and
thr Hall Was Packed—Gov. Tlioiuas
presided Temporarily and Spoke.
Congressman Richardson Address.
( ,l the Convention and Assumed
the < liair— Interesting Events of
the Great Gathering.
Kansas Cily. July 4.—Amid scenes of
tumultuous enthusiasm, befitting- such an
event and such a day, the Democratic Na
tional Convention began its sessions. Bui.
after sitting until a late hour to-night,
the expected climax of the day—the nom
ination of William J. Bryan as the Demo
cratic candidate for President—has failed
of realization, and all of the larger busi
ness of the convention awaits the com
pletion of the platform
Asa spectacular event, however, the
convention has fulfilled the hopes of the
most fervid party man, for the vast as
semblage of delegates and spectators has
twice been swept with whirwind demon
strations, first for the leader who Is
about to be placed in nomination, and
then for that other champion of dem
ocracy, David B. Hill.
But. in actual accomplishment, the
day s work is confined to organization,
with the speeches of the temporary chair
man, Gov. Thomas of Colorado, and of
the prrmanent chairman, Hon. James D.
Richardson, the appointment of the va
rious committees and the detailed pre
parations for the more serious work yet
An Inspiring Scene.
It was an inspiring scene that Chair
man Jones looked out upon when, at noon,
after beating a tattoo with his gavel, he
eti led the tumult and declared the con
vention open About him were fully 25,-
(0) p’cpl?, rising tier on tier like the
spectators in some vast Coliseum, await
ing the appearance of the delegates of the
party, while on either side stretched away
the rows of desks accommodating repre
en atives of the press from every sect on
of the country.
It was clearly not a gathering alone of
wealth and fashion. The bronzed faces of
many of the men, their coarse shirts, cbi
lariess and scarfless, marked them as
from the soil. With hardly an exception
they took off their coats and sat shirt
sleeved and democratic. Many of the wo
men were in cambrics and ginghams, rath
er than in summer silks and laces, and
the gorgeous costumes and picture hats
were in an oasis of duller hue. It was a
gathering, none the less, Inspired with the
patriotic spirit of the day, which found
constant expression in wild hurrahs at
every sound of "Dixie” or "America."
In the body of delegates were the best
known men of the party, many of them
of national reputation. In front of them
et Gov. i John Walter Smith of
Maryland, find his delegation. Alongside
the""t w-as that notable New York trio,
Croker, Murphy and Van Wyck. To the
right was the classic face of Daniel of
Virginia, while back of him Arthur Se
van of Maine and Senator White of Cali
fornia conferred across the aisle. To the
left at the head of the Massachusetts
delegation was their intrepid young lead
er. George Fred Williams. Near him sat
Gov. McMillln of Tennessee, and the tall,
gaunt, figure of Richardson,
soon to be permanent chairman of the
With the Kentuckians sat their youth
ful governor, Beckham, accompanied by
Senator Blackburn, and ex-Gov. Mc-
Creary. Senator Hill was late to come
upon the scene. The great audience had
been eagerly awaiting him and his en
trance was the signal for the first real
ovation of the day. He found no place
reserved among the Croker-Murphy dig
nitaries in the forefront of the delegation,
and contented himself with a seat far in
GREAT CROWDS ARE THERE.
* Sketch of Scattered Thnnaanda nn<l
the Ureal Hull.
Kansas City, July 4.—lt Is the Fourth
of July and the opening day of the Dem
ocratic National Convention. Early the
crowds began to turn toward Convention
Hall, and all the approaches to t+ie vast
edifice were filled with an eager and ex
cited throng, surging toward the many
entrances, and seeking to gain early ad
mission to the building.
With them came bands, marching
clubs and drum corps, and to the confu
sion of the crash and hurrah was added
•he constant crack, boom, slzz of bombs
*nd crackers as the convention enthusi
asts and the small boy vied with one an
other in celebrating the day. The sur
rounding streets presented the appearance
of a state fair under full headway, with
scores of tents and improvised restaurants
Rl'ing evidence thaf a good share of the
•weltering mass which has descended
u ion the town is living upon sandwiches
and lemonade. A huge tent, large enough
•° accommodate a two-ring circus, spreads
white wings opposite the main entrance
*o the building and dispenses foaming
beverages to the weary and thirsty way
fsver, while next door a huge poster an
h° dices that the long-horned, champion
--'•er of Kansas can be seen inside.
further away there are evidences of
isolation left by the great lire which
r pt away the Convention Hall just
'■'tee months ago to-day—here the tall
; 'ire of a church with the chancel a
mass of ruins and there the debris of a
S' hool house, only the dignified facade re
maining. The Convention Hall Itself, a:
,l! 'st glance, looks crude and imperfect,
this Is only In its external ornamen
'lon of cornice and column. The sub
•dantial elements of the structure are
complete, ready to give delegates and the
I'glon of onlookers one of the most per-
Satattrajj lllorniiuj iXftns.
feet convention halls ever offered to the
gathering of a great party. The Stars
and Stripes snap proudly from a hundred
■ staffs along the gable and at intervals
surrounding the entire building.
Decoration of the Itiitlding.
There are hundreds of these flags top
ping the structure, giving an idea of its
vastness, 340 feet long and 19S feet wide.
Only yesterday an army of men were
busy removing the debris of construction,
and they have succeeded so well that there
is not a vestige remaining.
Squads of policemen were early on the
ground, keeping back the crowds and
maintaining quiet. There was little dis
order, however, for the crowds Were good
natured, and their patriotism was temper
ed with discretion. It was noticeable that
a very considerable portion of the gather
ing throngs were made up of women, who
profited by the warm day to put on their
gayest raiment, thus adding another ele
ment of color and beauty to the blaze of
bunting everywhere apparent.
Ihe interior of the building presented a
gorgeous spectacle of color, alike a tribute
to the patriotic sentiment of the day, and
to the party about to assemble in conven
tion. The disposal of flags, bunting and
shields; is quite effective, hut here and
there is too great a spread and tangle of
steel to be subdued by patriotic devices.i
The great steel roof, supported by mas
sive girders, is partly obscured by flags
looped into rosettes. The same scheme
of rosettes makes a rim of color for the
gallery forty feet above, sweeping entire
ly around the hall. Rower down, the
front of another gallery is flaming with
the coats of of the forty-six states
and territories, with here and there long
streamers caught up into bows and
rosettes, while Just back of the platform
is a box bearing the red, white and biue
inscription of the "New York High School
Boys.” But the eye leaves these details
of color and rests on the ten magnificent
American flags, each thirty-seven feet
long, which are canopied from, the top of
the building to the sides, two of these
monster emblems flanking the chairman's
platform like the wings of a stage.
AVhere Delegates Sit.
The Auditorium is shaped like a great
bowl, with the presiding officer in the cen
ter, while the seats rise- tier on tier on
every side, back to the remotest corner
of the building. In the hollow of this
howl, the real business is to be done, for
here the delegates and alternates are seat
ed and the platform is located. The area
for delegates is paved with stone. The
scats are arranged in a great oval, the
side toward the platform. The folding
choirs for the delegates and alternates
make a little lake of yellow in the bottom
of this bowl, marked here and there by
the tail standards indicating the various
Raised about two feet above this stone
arc, the platform juts out into the lake
of yellow like some cape in the sea. The
platform is flanked on each side by rows
of press seats, stretching back 200 feet.
The platform itself pr<s;nts evidence of
elegance, even gorgeot sness, and is far
more elaborate than tte counter part at
Philadelphia. Beneath the chairman's feet
stretches a rich Turkish rug of crimson
hue. while a great leathern scat accom
modates ihe man who holds the gavel. In
st ad of a table before him, the gavel
falls upon a strange vvoeden redestal, sim
ilar to those used in supporting a cata
The secretary of the convention has an
otln r raised platform with a huge chair
of leathern eegance, whlje the lesser of
ficials, clerks and stenographers have the
usual spread of plrte before them. Alto
gether the arrangements are admirable
in their detail and combine lo give the
most perfect machinery for the liansac
t on of the business of the convention.
Administering East Touche*.
At 10:3J, the streets surrounding Con
vention Hal! were and n-uly packed, and
eviry minute added hundreds more to the
ea-er. surging mass, (fines cf wire cab e
had been thrown around the building leu
f, frem the wall to keep l ack the
thrdng. and within this aria poll'omen
in.intained a clear space whle the td>
of humanity pressed up to the cables,
and threatened’to tfike the building by
Storm. The doers were not cp n.il until
late, as the doorkeepers write being drill
'd and there was no r> I ef f< r the wait
ing multitude, inside the building "til- ial-
W ere shouting orders to their arml s o'
attendants, pages and measengts were
being sent to their s atlons, and the lest
’details cf P'.ei a-at'en wcic l o ng execul
cd. At 10:10, several of the doers were
epened, and the s'ct sv.ee > rf s ats be
gan to be dolt'd with groups
of spectators. Soon the aisles
lending from the public entrances been ins
moving currents of men oral women hur
rying to the points of vantage. Gradually
(Continued on Fifth Huge l
GOVERNOR CHARLES S. THOMAS, OF COLORADO,
Temporary Chairman of th'e Convention.
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1900.
WILD OVER TOWNE.
SILVER REPUBLICANS* CONVENTION
SPLIT FROM PARTY UPHELD.
HAD IT NOT BEEN IN 1800 IT WORD
HAVE BEEN SINCE.
Convention** First Session—Twenty
four States and Territories Repre
sented—Speeches Made by Chair
man Tonne and Senator Teller.
Resolntlon Adopted to Present
Tonne to the Democrats ss Vloe
Kansas City, July 4.—The National Con
vention of the National Silver Republican
party met in the Auditorium to-day. The
delegates were slow in arriving, and it
was some time after 12 o’clock, the hour
fired for the convention, when Chairman
Charles A. Tpwne’s gavel fell, and the
party formed in St. Louis four years ago,
after the bolt of the advocates of free
silver from the Republican National Con
vention was launched on its first regular
national gathering. Twenty-four states
and territories were represented at the
Shortly before 1 o'clock the Minnesota
delegates, headed by a band and carrying
a huge banner bearing the pictures of
Bryan and Towne, entered the hall amid
a roar of cheers, and a moment after
Chairman Towne rapped the convention
to order, and introduced Rev. Dr. Bige
low of Cincinnati, who invoked divine
blessings unon the convention.
Cheered n. Prayer.
Dr. Bigelow's prayer was a passionate
appeal for relief from "the chains that
are binding us and the golden padlocks
that are being forged for our lips, from
the national sin and the vengeance that
is sure to follow.” His prayer was cheer
After the playing of the “Star Spangled
Banner" by the band, the secretary of
the National Committee read the call
for the convention. Stanley E. Parkhlll
of Minnesota read the Declaration of In
dependence. The reading was loudly ap
t halriuan Ton ne's Speech.
Temporary Chairman Towne then de
livered an address.
He said: “Gehtlemen of tho Con
vention: I congratulate you that
it - is your privilege to witness the auspi
cious opening of the 124th anniversary of
the birthday of the republic; and that a
day fo rlch'ln the hallowed suggestions
of our peculiar citizenship and In the price
less memories of out national history, Is
here dedicated to one of the most import
am and solemn duties that can devolve
upon. Americans. I congratulate you also
on the character In which you are assem
bled. A Silver Republican convention Is
always a meeting of patriots, because It
is composed of men, who by their nations,
have shown how superior to party alle
giance they hold the obligations of citi
zenship and how far above the allurements
of personal ambition thVy place the pro
gress of a greot cause and the welfare
of the whole country.
"The whole year could offer to this oc
casion no other day so appropriate to Its
object as the Fourth of July. It will be
one of the chief duties of these two con
ventions to meet the present crisis In our
history, due to the recreancy of Republi
can leadership to the fundamental princi
ples of our Institutions, by proclaiming
anew the Immortal truths of the Declara
tion of Independence, and by calling upon
the patriotism of the country to main
tain and perpetuate the glorious traditions
of the republic.
••For us, as former members of the Re
publican party, an especial, though now
melancholy Interest, attaches to the De
claration of Independence, for the reason
that the first convention of that party as
sembled In ihe hlstorb' city of Philadel
phia. forty-four years ago last month. The
inevitable associations of the piece and the
then noble sentiment of the party caused
the adoption of a platform of which the
following is the first clause of the very
“ ‘Resolved, That the maintenance of the
principles promulgated in the Declaration
of Independence and embodied in the fed
eral constitution is essential to the preser
vation of our republican institutions.*
“A few days ago another convention of
the Republican party met in the city of
Philadelphia. he date being selected as
near as possible to the anniversary of the
convention of 18%. Hut, mark this start
ling and significant fact: In all the
numerous resolutions so skillfully framed
by this convention of 1900, <here appears
not one resolution, not one word, not
one syllable of reference to the Declara
tion of Independence. Could anything
more clearly illustrate the decadence of
that once spleiTdid and patriotic organi
zation? The sacred precincts of the old
colonial capital sheltered for them f no
shade of Washington or Jefferson or
Henry or Otis or or Adams.
For them there was no magic in the
name of Philadelphia, whose every ut
terance has been but to stir the souls of
four generations of Americans with mem
ories of Independence Day, 1776. For
them no precedent spoke of June, 1856.
“It needed but this one net of sacri
lege to complete the demonstration that
the party of Marcus A. Hanna stands
for absolutely nothing In either doctrine
or spirit that characterized the party of
Abraham Lincoln. The men whom we
to-day immediately represnt left the Re
publican party in 1896. chiefly because of
its action at St. Louis in betraying the
cause of bimetallism and surrendering to
the banking combinatioa.
“Fundamentally that question is as
vital as It was then. But the movement
toward the gold standard was only a
specfic example of a general tendency.
A money monopoly has been followed by
all the monopolies; and the resulting
plutocracy, pursuing the course of its
prototypes in ancient and fnedaevlal his
tory, now seeks further exploitation by
conquest and to entrench its power be
hind the class distinctions and central
ized authority of militarism. If we had
not left the Republican party in 1896 we
should be compelled, as patriots, to leave
in 1900 and forever.
“The party of Lincoln, in the preamble
to its first platfrom, adopted in June,
1856, declared its purpose to be to re
store ‘the action of the federal govern
ment to the principles of Washington
and Jefferson.’ The principles of Wash
ington and Jefferson may be thus brifly
summarized: ‘Abread, no entangling al
lianbes; at home, equal rights for all,
special privileges to none.*
"The present leadership of the Republi
can party has revolutionized the foreign
policy of the government, and whether,
as we have abundance o-f evidence for be
lieving. there is a virtual alliance between
the "United Stales and Great Britain at
this moment or not, certain it is that in
the words of Washington, we have left
‘our own to stand upon foreign ground.'
and that such an alliance must Inevitably
be the Issue of the present diplomacy of
the administration if persisted In.
"In our domestic concerns the Republi
can party, by a careful system of special
privilege to the has built up the
power of certain cruel and selfish influ
ences until they are predominant in in
dustry and politics, and have virtually
destroyed the Democratic element In our
social life, and in the government. By
law the great speculative hanks have been
empowered to usurp the sovereign power
'of issuing currency and to establish a
gigantic-money trust. Through failure to
enact appropriate legislation, nnd to en
force existing statutes and by tariffs ded
icated to special interests, vast monopo
lies In production and transportation have
been enabled to erect and maintain a
despotism over the Industry of the coun
try. Bimetallism, an ancient and honora
ble faith of the Republican party, has
been openly repudiated by its degenerate
modern leadership, after a course-of such
brazen hypocrisy as has awakened the
amazement of mankind. Protection, de
clared In Abraham Lincoln’s platform of
1860, to be a policy incidentally to be ob
served In the raising of necessary revenue
by tarifT duties, has been made an end
itself, and distorted into an engine of op
pression and robbery of the many for
the benefit of the few as represented by
the monopolies and trust combinations.
"And recently, as the. culmination of a
Jong progress of we have
seen the Republican party turn nway
finally from its most fundamental faith
and sever the last remaining link that
bound It to a glorious past. It has repu
diated the Declaration of Independence.
It has proclaimed the pre-eminence of
Congress above the constitution.
"The plntform adopted last month at
Philadelphia declares that the 'blessings
of liberty’ are to be conferred upon all the
rescued peoples ‘by the Republican party.'
It was the belief of Washington, and
Jefferson, and Lincoln, it was the ancient
faith of the American people, that God
gives liberty to all races of men, and that
no self-vaunted benevolent de.-potlem can
either confer it or take it away. What
God has decreed to be the inheritance of
all men, McKinley shall not be permitted
to deny any. We appeal from Ihe last
platform of the Republican party to the
Declaration of Independence, from the
impious presumption of a perverse Presi
dent to the eternal Justice of the Al
mighty Father; 'w. ose Judgments aie true
and righteou* altogether.’ ”
Senator Teller Spoke,
Mr. Towne’s declaration that the Re
publican platform amounted to a repeal
of the Declaration of Independence
brought the delegates to their feet, and
his statement that the convention had
met to re-declare the principles of that
instrument was enthusiastically applaud
ed. He then Introduced as temporary
chairman Senator Henry M. Teller of
Colorado, and presented him with a gavel
made from wood taken from the old Lin
coln home at Springfield, 111.
Senator Teller delivered an eloquent nd
dress. dealing with tha monetary question
and bltlerly denouncing the disestablish
ment of silver. “We were wrong in leav
ing the Si. Louis Convention?" questioned
Mr. Teller, and a thunder of “No" came
from the delegates. "If I had not left
the party In 1896 I would have done so
every month since," he said, "the condi
tions now are a thousand times worse than
they were then."
Cheered Bryan and Towne.
The first mention of Mr. Bryan's name
came near the end of Mr. Teller'a speech.
It started a perfect storm of applause,
but the demonstration was excelled by
that which occurred when Charles A.
Towne's name was mentioned. The dele
gates, one and all. Jumped to their feet,
waving flags, handke'chiefs, fsn< and hots,
nnd shouting and cheering for Bryan and
E. 6. Coreer of Minnesota presented a
resolution providing for a committee of
fifteen, of which. Henry M. Teller shall
be chairman, to present to Ihe Democratic
National Convention the name of Charles
A, Towne as a candidate for Vice Presi
dent. and that a similar commute* cf con
ference be appointed to confer with a sim
ilar committee, which shall he appoint!
by the DemocraMc National Convention.
The various slate delegations announc
ed their selections for members of the
convention committees, and pending th.lr
organization and reitoru the convention
adjourned until 10 o’clock tomorrow
VICTIMS OF BOXERS.
NOT A SINGLE FOREIGNER LEFT
ALIVE IN PEKIN.
SUCH IS A CHINESE REPORT.
OTHER REPORTS SHOW THEM YET
Condition of the British Legation
Describes as Awful—Seems Minis
t**rs and Missionaries May Be
Abandoned—Tien Tatn May Be
Evacuated—Advices show Fighting
Continues There—Chinese Have
l*arge Forces at Hand.
London, July 4.—“ Not a single foreigner
is now alive in Pekin,” is the latest Chi
nese report which has reached Shanghai.
Other Shanghai reports describe the
condition of the British legation as aw
ful. It la said that the rooms of tha le
gation were filled with sick and wounded,
the killed lying unburled In heaps.
It is believed that many members and
officials of the Tsung-li-Yamen perished
when the German guard, maddened by the
murder of Baron von Ketteler, the Ger
man minister, set tire to the building.
That the foreigners at the Chinese cap
ital have been abandoned to their horrible
fate no longer seems open to doubt.
The Associated Press cablegram from
TukJo seems to foreshadow' the evacuation
of Tien Tsin by the international forces,
pending the arrival of n fully equipped
army. It is felt here that a retreat of the
troops is likely to set aflame the pro
vince© now quiescent.
Advices from Shanghai to-day report
continued fighting at Tien Tsin, while the
German consul at Che Foo telegraphs to
Berlin confirming the report of the re
newal of hostilities. He says the foreign
settlement at Tien Tsln Is again surround
ed and is being bombarded, and that the
women and children are to be removed.
FIGHTING AT THE ARSENAL*.
Report of It Is Made by Ltent. Com
ninuder Keys. *
London. July 4.—A dispatch from Taku
dated Friday, June 29, and Shanghai,
July 3, says:
"A reconnoitcring party under Lieuten
ant Commander Keys, of the torpedo boat
Fame, captured and destroyed the new
city and port 12 milea from Taku on June
28. There was little or no opposition. Two
blue jackets were injured by an explo
sion and many Chinese were killed. The
river is practically clear from Taku to
Tien Tsin, with the exception of a few
sunken tugboats and lighters.
“In the second attack on the east arse
nal, June 27, the Russians were required
to return for reinforcements. A force of
British, one company of Germans and 30
Americans then engaged the enemy, who,
with four guns, made a determlnid resis
tance until the whole allied force sup
ported the artillery. The allies advanced
and stormed the west end of the ars’nal.
Fifty Chinese were killed, and the remain
der retired. Lack of cavalry prevented th*
capture cf the whole force. As soon as
the allies had occupied the arsenal, 1,500
Imperial troeps made a flank attack from
the city. The British and Russians soon
drove them back. The British casualties
number five killed and 21 wounded. The
Americans had only one wounded, the
Germans two killed and five wounded,
while the Russians lost 17 killed and
140,000 CHINESE TROOPS.
Are Stationed to Oppose Allies Be
tween Pekin nnd Tien Tsln.
London, July 4.—A dispatch from Taku,
dated Saturday, June 30, and Che Foo,
Tuesday, July 3, says that the British and
Russian admirals, at a council of war,
held on June 30, decided that it was Im
possible to attempt to relieve Pekin
without greatly increased numbers. They
also concluded that It would he possible
tp hold Tien Tsin, but In the event of
this not proving feasible, they will en
deavor to retain possession of Taku.
One hundred and forty thousand Im
perial troops are stationed between Pe
kin and Tien Tsln, while the total of the
allied forces which can be concentrated
at the present bftrely numbers 20,000. It
Is reported that Gen. Nich 81 Chang Is
advancing for an attack on Tien Tsln
with 90,000 troops.
Another report received at Taku Is
that the German guards rescued the body
of the murdered minister Baron von Ket
ItEPORT FROM SEYMOUR.
Ills Story Is of the Defense the For
London, July 4.—The admiralty has re
ceived a telegram from Vice Admiral Sey
mour, dated Tien Tsln, Saturday, June 30.
After repeating the news from Pekin of
June 24 of the destruction of all the lega
tions except the British, French, German
and part of the Russian, he adds;
"The Europeans have gathered In the
British legation. They have provisions,
but ammunition Is scarce. One gate of the
city, near Ihe legation, is held by the Eu
ropeans with guns captured from the Chi
nese. Five of the marine guard have been
killed and one officer Is wounded.
"There Is not much sickness at present.
The Chinese Inundated the country near
here yesterday from the grand canal, the
object probably being for the defense of
the city from the south. It does no In
jury tV us. Our general health Is good.”
ENTENTE NOT CORDIAL.
Not Strong Between Russia nml Jn
pnn, England nnd fltssslu.
Berlin, July 4.—The representative cf the
Associated Press learns from a reliable
diplomatic source, that despite repeated
official assurances. Ihe entente between
the Powers Is rather shaky, especially
‘Continued on Seventh Page.)
FIVK MEN BLOW N TO ATOMS.
Many Other* Seriously Injured by
nn Oil Explosion.
Parkersburg. W. Va.. July 4.—An acci
dent occurred here this morning, in which
five men were blown to atoms, one other
so badly Injured that he soon died, two
more probably fatally injured, and more
than fifty persons seriously hurt. Tae
J. H. Hamilton, superintendent of the
Ohio River Railroad; E. A. I*allme. mas
ter mechanic; Charles Mohler, yard mas
ter; G. O. Shannon, train dispatcher.
Bradley Reeves, freight brakeman; George
Chalk, a fireman.
A tank car containing 6.000 gallons of
oil was in the Ohio River Railroad yards
for shipment. A freight coming into the
yard, ran into an open switch and col
lided with the tank car. Tha collision
caused a hole to he bored in the top part
of the tank, and the oil ignited. All at
tempts to put the fire out failed, and it
burned for several hours. Finally an ex
plosion occur red, caused by the fire ignit
ing with the gas that had formed from the
The larger portion of the. ear was
blown about a hundred yards down the
track. The dome was blown nearly two
hundnd yards. At the time of the explo
sion there, were a hundred or more person*
standing around in ijote. proximity to the
burning car watching the flames and the
work of clearing the track. There was a
loud r. pogt. shaking the earth, the oil
car flew r high Into the air and the burning
oil was scattered in every direction for a
radius of at least fifty yards.
Many of the crowd who were standing
near the car when it blew pp were del
uged with the falling oil. but were not
seriously injured. The officials and work
men of the road who were killed were
blown down the track marly fifty yards
and must have md instant death. They
were standing right wh< re the explosion
occurred and received the full force of It.
of the men who were killrd wrre
blown out into a cornfield, and it was
some time before their bodies were
found. The killed were all frightfully man *
The coroner’s jury feund that the acci
dent was due to the night ctcw of the
yard sleeping while on duty.
ON TRIAL FOR ASSAULT.
Three White Men Before n Jury nt
■Columbia, 8. C., July 4 —ln view' of the
fact that two negroes were legally exe
cuted in this state l*t month for crim
inally assaulting white women, and the
further fact that on* the verdict of a Spar
tanburg Jury, a white man was a few
months ago sentenced to ten years in the
penitentiary for ravishing a colored girl,
there M unusual Interest In the trial of
three white men in Spartanburg for
ravishing a respectable white woman,
and treating her otherwise is a most bru
Jack Gaines, Simpson Taylor and Judaon
Gaines are the defendants, and have been
In Jail since the crime was committed,
May 1. Mrs. 8. F. Calvert, the victim,
is a young woman, who has the respect
of her neighbors, all of whom attest to
her goodness and virtue. Shf has been
married about fifteen months, and on the
evening of the assault, was at home with
a child a few months old in her arms, and
a young girl relative in the house. Her
husband had gone to the town of Spartan
burg, ten miles distant.
According to the testimony of Mrs. Cal
vert. the three young men came to her
house on the evening named and began
cursing and making threats. She was
frightened that ehe fainted; on her reixiv
ery one of the men asked that she would
excuso i hem for their conduct. She
promised to do eo If they would just go
away. The men seemed half crazed with
liquor. They went off a short distance
and bejtan throwing rocks at the house,
one hitting Mrs. Calvert on the knee. She
and the little girl fastened tip the door
and barricaded them with furniture. Two
men open the front door, knocking
in the panel with rocks, while Jack
Gaines pulled the kitchen door off Its
hinges and entered the house. Jack
Gaines tore the baby from her arms and
threw it on the floor. On her kneea, she
says, she begged, but she was violently
overpowered by the three men. When
Mr. Calvert was seen approaching the
men fled out the hack door.
The defendants do not deny having vis
ited Calvert's house orv that evening.
Their defense will be that they hod the
woman's consent. There is much feeling
against the prisoners.
A HUNDRED FEET TO DEATH.
Thirl,'’-Six Were Killrd b, Ihr Fall
of a Far.
Tacoma, Wash., July Nearly one
hundred people, passengers on a car bound
for this city, were plunged down a gulch
at Twenty-sixth and C. streets shortly
after 8 o'clock this morning. Those who
were standing on the platform dropped
off only to be bruised and wounded by
the heavy body of the coach, while others
inride were killed and maimed before they
knew what had happened.
The car jumped the track and was
smashed lo kindling wood on the bottom
of the chasm over a hundred feet below.
Thlrty-elx dead bodies have been recov
ered, but the total loss of life will num
ber nearly three-score, for there ure many
of the Injured who will never recover and
who are expected to die at any moment,
and at least sixty of the passengers of the
car are now In the yarlous hospitals and
under the care of their own physicians.
The car left Edison at about 8 o'clock
in charge of F. L. Boehn, motorman, and
J. D. Colhoul, conductor. The car, which
Is a big hox-like affair, was crowded to
the doors and every Inch of space on the
platform was filled. Everything went
well until the car\reached the hill Just
beyond Tacoma avenue. At this point
the motorman lost control of the car,
which dashed down a steep Incline and
Jumped a sharp curve. A number of
passengers jumped and reached the
ground In safety,
t■ > ■
RECOVERED 12(1 BODIES.
let Over 12S People .Hissing lleeause
of Ihe Fire.
New York, July 4,—Up to 11 o’clock to
night 128 bodies had been recovered from
the waters of the 'North liver, victims of
the disaster to the North German I.loyd
steamships and decks. There are yd over
a hundred and twenty-five people mi s ng.
New York. July 4.—ln the tennis tour
nament at Orange. N. Y., to-day, J. P.
I'nret, the Southern champion, was de
feated lit the tingles, second round, ill
straight sets, by Deals Wright. 8-1. 6-1.
In the doubles, first round, H. Ward and
D. F. Davis heat Parst and J. C. David
son, 8-4, -2.
DAILY. !* A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK. 11 A TEA*
FRANCE AND AMERICA DID HONOR
AMERICAN CHILDREN’S GIFT.
RECEIVED WITH GREAT CERE
MONY IN PARIS.
Occasion of the t'nveiling: Graced by
President I.outlet. Who Spoke.
The President** Participation Mado
Clear the Estimate France Place*
I pon the Monument Speeches
Made by Gen. Porter, Archbishop
Ireland and Others.
Paris, July 4.—ln the presence of tha
President of the republic, M. Loubet, the
United States Ambassador, Gen. Horace
Porter, and n brilliant assemblage of rep
resentative Frenchmen, and the most im
portant members of the American colony,
the statue in honor of General, the Mar
quis do La fa yet to, the gift of American
school children to France, was presented
to the nation by Ferdinand W. Peck, pres
ident of the Lafayette Memorial Commis
sion, and was accepted by President Lou
bet in behalf of France.
This latter fact constitutes eloquent
testimony of the importance, the French
government attached to the occasion and
Us desire to enhance the significance of
the presentation by having the President
of France assume the leading role in tl©
exercises, for which the Minister of For
eign Affair©, M. Deleasse. was originally
designated. At the last moment the mat
ter was reconsidered, and it was decided
that on the occasion of this great Franco-
Amerlcnn demonstration the chief magis
trate was the only fitting representative
of the French republic.
President Loubct. who was attired In A
frock coa , with the insignia of the high
rank the Legion of Honor at his but
tonhole, stood bareheaded, surrounded by
the French and American dlgnitariea.
Gen. Porter Spoke.
Gen. Porter in welc ming the guezts,
spoke In part a- follows:
Gen. Porter said, in part: “In the nnt
of the school children of the UnPefll
States whose generous contributions fiuitfe
possible the erection cf th* imposing
statue which Is al*>ut to be unveiled, and
in the name of our government
added ao liberal a donation to the fund.
I extend to all here present a cordial
welcome. Upop this day, the anniversary
of our country’s birtn. within sight of
vounder memorable concourse of the na
tions, in the presence of this vast as
semblage of the represfcntativea and citi
zens of the Old World and the New, and
lu memory of a struggle in which French
and American blood moistened the earn a
f-oil in battles fought for a commo
! cause. It is a fitting occasion upon which
to Solemnly dedicate a hronumerit in honor
of a hefo of two continents, the ImrrtorMM'
Lafayette. This statue is a gift from th#
land of his adoption to the land of hla
birth. Its purpose Is to recall the recOr#
of his Imperishable deeds; to testify that
his name in not a dead memory, butrt*
living reality; to qul'ken our sense of •v
predation and emphasize th* fidelity of
our affection. A recital of his deeds In
spires us with the grandeur of ev; u:, and
the majesty of achievement. IfV new*
no eulogist. Hl* services attest his worth.
He honored the age. In which he Hvd,
and future generations will be Illumined
by tha brightness of his fame."
<'in in Isslone r Perk.
Commissioner Ferk followed. He said:
"That lovr for freedom, that friendship,
that sacrlflde, that patience, that heroism
which brought Gen. Lafayette to tha
shores of the new continent to stond side
by side with our Washington when a na
tion was In the throes of its birth, when
our forefathers saw no light through an
almost hopeless gloom, will give an undy
ing incentive to patriotism and live In
grateful memory so long as our institutions
shall endure. He came that we might
live; he prayed for the perpetuity of the
nation for which he fought. These are hta
words; ‘May this Immense temple of free
dom ever stand a lesson to oppressors, an
example to the oppressed arid a sanctuary
for the rights of mankind! And may these
happy United States attain that complete
splendor and prosperity which shall Illus
trate the blessings of our government, and
for ages to come rejoice the departed soul
of Its founders.’ That prayer, by the
grace of God, has proven a prophetic In
“In thus eulogizing thy son, we do not
forget, O France, thy generous gift In
our hour of need. We do not forget that
out of thy treasury came timely support
to our Impoverished young country when
our struggle of the revolution was done.
We do not forget these words you uttered;
"Keep one-third of what we loaned you as
a gift of friendship, and when with
the years there comes prosperity you
can pay the rest without Interest." For
this our country to-day pays thee homage
with tears of gratitude. We also thagjt
thee for the hallowed ground where a
nation's children lovingly place this offer
ing; for the beautiful site In thy historic
garden of the Tullerlcs, made sacred by
a thousand memories of the past.
“And now. In behalf of our great re
public, the representatives of which In,
congress assembled supplemented the gift
of our youth In placing her? this tribute
to the memory of a nation's defender;
and In behalf of the Lafayette Memorial
Commission orgunlzed to execute the
thought of our children, it Is our duty
and our great privilege to present to thee,
Fran-e, this monument to the memory of
our Knight, whose noble deeds a nation
will never forget. His ashes lie In a tomb
which needs no fragrant floral offerings,
"The actions of the Just
Smell sweet to Heaven and blossom la
A signal was th.n given and two bova,
representing the children of America and
France, dressed In white flannel suits and
sailor hats and wearing trl-color sashes,
pulled the strings releas ng the American
flag enveloping th' statue. As the'flag
drtpped and the heroic stalup of Lafay
ette offering Ills sword to the American
cause was unfolded to view, a scene of
great en’huslasm ensued. The whole as
sembly arote, cheered and waved hats,
handkerchl fs and American flags, whils
So sa’s band ;e*i cd anew and specially
composed march, "Hall to the Spirit of
Liberty." Whin lie rlrgng applause had
subsided. President Lou bet stepped to the
front of the pUtfor.-n, and again cheers
broke forth, Americans and Frenchmen
uni leg In hearty shan ■ of ''Vivo Lou
be'!’ "Vive la France!”
The President spoke but briefly, allud
inß to the traditional friendship of the
two republic*, the entire audience remaln
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