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j. H. ESTILL, President.
NO NEWS OF SAFETY
>o report relieves pears for
FOREIGNERS in PEKIN.
STATEMENTS not quieting.
CATHOLIC BISHOP, TWO PRIESTS
AND two mjns murdered.
panih Mission Snrronndr<l by Boy.
cr> _sitnatton at Tien Tain Most
Jrrinus— Reinforcements Hurrylnn
to the Allies There—British War
ships Guarding the Passage of the
Vnnß-tse-Klnng—Some Say Allies
trr Mutaally Distrustful.
London, July B.—There is nothing- in the
few dispatches received last night to add
to the ray of hope regarding the fate of
the legations at Pekin shed by yesterdav’s
dispatches and messages indicating that
the legations were still standing on July
2 and that recent attacks by the Boxers
had been slight.
News was distinctly disquieting. A re
port from Che Foo, dated July 7. says
that a Catholic bishop, two priests end
two nuns have been murdered.
A report from Moukden, dated July B,
tays that a Danish mission at Hln Yung
had been surrounded by Boxers. Accord
ing to the report, it would be impossible
to hold out more than two days. A party
of Cossacks, residents of Moukden, and
the British consul had started for the re
lief of those besieged at the Danish mis
The siluation at Tien Tsin on July 3
is said to have been moat serious. Ja
panese and Russian forces are reported
to have been hurrying there from Taku.
According to some accounts, mutual dis
trust exists between the allies.
A report from Shanghai, dated July 6.
says that the British warships are vigi
lantly watching for the purpose of pre
venting any attempt of the Chinese to
cross the Yang-tse-Kiang.
Thnt Is the Report Received From
Faris, July 7.—The French consul at
Ghnuchal telegraphs, under date of Tues
day, July 3, that the Viceroys of Nankin,
Ou Chang, Foo Chow and Szechouen and
the Governors of Kiang Si and Ngan
Hot-.ei have just Issued a proclamation
couched in vigorous terms for the pro
tection of foreigners.
TJie Governor of Che Kiang, alone, it is
added, published Prince Tuan's edict
against foreigners. The consuls have In
formed the admirals of the attitude of
the latter functionary.
A telegram from the French consul at
Tien Tsin, dated June 28, said he then
considered the situation somewhat im
A telegram from the Consul at Hoi How,
dated July 5, says:
‘The agitation of the past few days has
subsided and calm is re-established,
thanks to the vigorous measures of the
The Consul of France et Che Foo, un
de: date of July 4. transmits a rumor that
Gen. Tung Fu Siang is master of the sit
uation at Pekin, and is preparing an edict
against foreigners. Rebels, this Consul
also says, occupy the Yellow river.
2.000 TROOPS AND MANY BOXERS.
Foreigner* Give n Good Aeeonnt of
the Enemy in the Fight*.
London, July 7, 9:15 p. m.—The foreign
°““e has issued the t- xt of a telegram
from A ting Consul General Warren at
Shanghai, confirming from absolutely
trustworthy source the news received by
court r from Pekin. July 3, by way of
Shanghai, to the Dondon office of the in
spectorate of Chinese maritime customs,
saving that two legations were, the day
the courier left, holding out against the
'foots and Boxers, and that the tooops
hed lost 2.000 men and the Boxers many
Mr. Warren adds that the mess nger
■ c ays the troops were much disheartened
hy their losses, and that the Boxeirs claim
thei mystic powers have been broken by
ih- foreigners, and that they dare not ap-
Proarh the legations.
It is further asserted that the foreign
f ' at Pekin ought to be able to ho'd out
F°r a long time, as they have sufficient
food and ammunition.
AX ATTACK ON NANKIN
Hh* Been Ordered hy the Usurping
Shanghai, Friday, July 6.—Prlnde Tuan
has or Wed Gen. Yuan Shi Kal to march
0,1 Nankin with 18,000 German-drilled
h is doubtful If he will obey, but, In
Bn y case, Viceroy Lul Is believed to be
•be to safely hold Nankin. He has fif
teen warships on the Yang-tee-Kiang and
Great Britain is ready to assist tills op-
Botietit of the rebel government. The de
parture of anti-foreign lao tai eheng for
Nankin is causing anxiety.
SITUATION AT PEKIN.
>1 Hang Chans Said I* Had f s°*
< hanged I p to .Inly 1.
p aris. July 7. 10:40 p. m.—The French
r °rsul al Canton telegraphs that, accord
ln K to the Information that he has re
rrived through LI Hung Chang, the slt
"ation at Pekin had not materially chang-
M P to July 1.
' "s of a general massacre of the Eti
-in was freely circulated In Canton
*'■ l iy 6, b u t. it was denied by a telegram
' i Vf and by one of the consuls. The
r 'n h Consul at Canton added in his
’•Patch that It had been stated nt that
hat Gen. Yung Lu had telegraphed
" v lceroy at Canton to consider os null
1 1 void, all so-called Imperial decrees
Promulgated since June 21.
holding out on july s.
'bltirse Had Not Then Succeeded In
Thctr Fell Purpose.
London, July 7.-A cabla dlapateh, dated
Thursday, July B, S p. m., received to-day
** the London office qf tht Inspectorate
r hlnese maritime customs from Shan
Courier left Pekin. July S, when two
R **tlon were holding out egalnat troops l
iatoatmal) lUornimj Xrttia.
anc ) Boxers. Troops had lost 2,000 men
and Boxers many leaders."
VICAR IOUS PU NISH ME N'T.
Powers Practically Have Agreed to
Let Japan Inflict It.
Washington. July 7.—A cablegram was
received at the state department this
morning from Consul General Goodnow
at Shanghai, dated July 7, saying that
the legations tvere standing on the third
instant, and that the recent attacks of the
Boxers had been slight. They seemed
disposed' to adopt starvation methods.
One certain effect of Consul General
Goodn-ow's dispatch will be to cause the
officials here, and without doubt, the Eu
ropean governments, to redouble their
kffi’ rtl ° riS <<> Push forward forces to Pe-
The main hope for speedy action is still
in Japan. According to the Japanese le
gation here, which has late advices from
Tokio, 22.000 Japanese soldiers are now on
Chinese soil. If this .report is true, then
tho Jai®nese government has aecomplish
eomuch more than was expected, and the
officials here pee no reason why the ad
vance on Pekin should not begin imme
It is said that Japan is not expected to
make this campaign singlehanded. The
International forces at Taku and Tien
Fsin will 00-operate to the utmost with
the Japanese army corps in the movement
on Pekin. What form that co-opera*ion
shall take is not known yet; such details
are left to the commanders in the field.
It is said Japan is to l>e compensated
for the work she is about to undertake
in the common cause. Her military pre
parations are vtrv extensive, and the
campaign is certain to involve heavy cost,
it would be unjust to expect Japan to meet
this herself. She has no missionaries in
China, and, consequently, is perhaps les3
interested selfishly than any of the Pow
ers in the terrible happenings in Shan
Tung and Pekin. It is conjectured that
this question of compensaiion is after all
what has caused the apparent delay in
ihe resumption of the campaign against
Pekin, but it is believed that, this having
now been adjusted, military operations
will progress rapidly.
If tlie Powers have agreed upon the
form Japan s indemnity is to assume, the
facts cannot be elicited here. The Impres
sion, however, is that there will be a
money indemnity, the belief being based
on the fact that such is the only form
of indemnity so far suggested that would
be least likely to arouse International
jealousies. Either China itself or the Pow
ers collectively would have to provide for
the payment of this indemnity, though
even in the first case, it ts probable that
the Powers’ contribution would be in the
nature of a loan, and In the end China
would be obliged to make good the ad
vance through some form of taxation.
The state department has not yet heard
■lirectly from the Russian government as
to Japan's proposition to supply the ma
jor portion of force required for the Pe
kin campaign, but it has not the least
doubt that Russia makes no objection. In
fact, the department has gathered that
all of the European governments have
taken a similar view of the Japanese prop
osition, and it is disposed to feel some
pride in the fact that it was through the
advances made in the first place by the
United States government that this happy
accord has been brought about.
MORE THAN 0,000 REGULARS
Will ne Dispatched nt Once for
Chinn or the Philippine*.
Washington, July 7.—As a result of a
thorough consideration of the subject by
the Secretary of War. Lieut. Gen.Milesand
Adjt. Gen. Corbin, orders were issued by
the war department this afternoon for the
dispatch of 6,254 regular troops to the
Philippines with a view to their utilization
in China- The force is made up of two
battalions each of the Fifteenth, Second,
B'ifth and Eighth Infantry, two squad
rons each of the First and Ninth Cavalry,
one squadron of the Third Cavalry and a
company of engineers.
These troops will be forwarded as rapid
ly as possible and as soon as transporta
tion arrangements can be perfected,
the entire fleet of transports at San Fran
cisco and New York will be employed In
The issue of the formal orders for the
dispatch to the east of more than 6,000
troops from the army posts in the United
States is a manifestion of the energy with
which the government is now about to act
in the Chinese matter. True, these troops
are nominally destined for the Philip
pines to replace the volunteers now there,
but it is admitted that they are being sent
out by a route that will easily admit of
deflection to Taku or some other conven
ient Chinese port.
When these troops are landed in China,
together with the Ninth Infantry, supposed
to be now at Taku, and the marine and
naval contingent, the United States will
have a force in action commensurate with
our interests, and in proportion to the
European forces. Japan is to begin the
movement on Pekin, according to to-day's
advices, with the full consent of the Pow
ers, and it Is calculated that the foreign
reinforcements, Including our own, will
arrive in China, if they are landed at all,
in season to finish the work that may be
left by the Japanese.
The orders of to-day to the troops will,
it Is believed at the State Department,
have an Indirect but most important ef
fect on the situation as a whole in China.
Once the great viceroys in China, south
ern and central, become satisfied that the
foreign legions are actually coming In
force, they may be counted upon to take
the warning to themselves and continue
to observe neutrality at least. Evident
ly Consul General Goodnow's suggestion
yesterday has had its effect, for he point
ed out himself the beneficial effect that
the addition of troops to the soldiers now
In China would have.
FRANCE ACCORDS PERMISSION.
Japan Will Feel No Restraint From
Paris, July 7.—ln the Chamber of Depu
ties to-day, the minister of foreign affairs,
M. Deleasse, replying to questions, said:
"Japan has expressed to us Its desire to
act In accord with o her powers and do
nothing without them. France has In
formed the Japanese government that it
wl 1 see with pleasure the co-operation of
Japan In the common cause."
As concerns a state of war, M. Deleasse
said: “Against whom could war be de
clared? The Imperial government appears
either to have been abducted or impris
oned by the rebels, but the viceroys do
not seem disposed to obey the rebel
The minister then expianed the dang n
of a dedaralion of war tor the Europeans
in China, saying that, moreover, a dec
laratlon could not be an Isolated act, and
France had no reason to take the Initia
tive which might arouse the groundless
suspicion that she had ulterior motives
M Deleasse favored action at Tekln
similar to France*# action In Yunnan Ben,
and had suggested R to the Powers, but
Continued on Ninth Pag* -
SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, JULY 8, 1900.
FUSED ON TICKET.
POPULIST NATIONAL COMMITTEE
WILL SUPPORT BRYAN.
STEVENSON NOT ENDORSED.
FEARED mis WOULD ADD TO THE
If Town# Withdraw* From Hie
Ticket, Sonic Other Populist Will
lie Named—Vote of the PopnllHt*
for Vice President Will Be Split
hy States—ln the Electoral Col
lege It I* Proposed to Unite on One
Cnndldnte Probably Stevenson.
Kansas City. July 7.—Practical fusion
between the Populist and Democratic par
ties on the presidential tickets has been
decided upon by the Populist National
Committee. Unless present plans are
changed, however, the Democratic vice
presidential candidate will not be Indors
ed, whether or not Charles A. Towne de
cides to withdraw his name as the can
didate of the Populist party, as this. It
is feared, would result In a large deflec
tion to the M'ddle-of-the-Road Populists.
In case Mr. Towne decides to withdraw
his name as the vice presidential candi
date of the Populist party, the National
Committee will select another candidate.
*j he sentiment apparently is against the
Indorsement of Mr. Stevenson on account
of the peculiar conditions existing in sev
eral Western states, notably Kansas, Ne
braska and South Dakota, where the
Populist vote is larger than the
Democratic, where the Populist leader*
fear the straight indorsement of the Dem
ocratic ticket would jeopardize the suc
cess of th.e ticket.
But the parties will work together In
this way: In the states where the Popu
list strength is the greater, the under
standing will be that the electors on both
tickets will favor Bryan and Towne. This
will apply especially to the Western
states. In the Eastern states and other
sections, where the Populists admit their
party is distasteful to the Democrats, the
electoral ticket* will be for Bryan and
In the electoral college, according to the
general plan as outlined, it is the Intention
to unite the vote, probably on Mr. Steven
MEN OF THREE PARTIES.
Met and Discussed the Outlook for
Bryon and Stevenson.
Kansas City, July 7.—The Democratic
National Committee resumed Its session
to-day at the Kansas City Club. The rep
resentatives of the Populists and Silver
Republicans attended the meeting.
Nearly every state in wtjich the Popu
lists and Silver Republicans have strength
enough to carry it for the Democracy was
pledged to Bryan and Stevenson. The ex
ceptions were Nebraska, Kansas and
'South Dakota, the representatives of these
states saying they thought it extremely
doubtful whether they could be carried
for Bryan unless a Populist should re
main in the field. At the same time, they
claimed they did not care to sacrifice Mr.
Towne and force him to become a Watson,
even on a smaller scale.
The Silver Republicans and Populists
representing the three states named did
not talk very encouragingly. They said
Populists and Silver Republicans might
to the same extent vote Ihe Republican
ticket, while other Populists who had
heretofore acted with the regular organiza
tion would go over to the Middle-of-the-
Ttoad ticket nominated at Cincinnati.
Stress was laid upon the danger of los
ing four senators in three states. The
Silver Republicans said there would be
no doubt about carrying the mountain
states, but they had little hope of the
The matter of running a third ticket
probably will be determined after a con
ference of the leaders at Lincoln, as It
is understood many will meet Mr. Bryan
there on Monday.
Acting Chairman Edmiston, Gen. James
B. Weaver and Thomas Patterson spoke
for the Populists, while Chairman Tillot
son, ex-Senator Dubois and Representa
tive Shafroth spoke for the Silver Re
publicans. All of the Silver Republicans
pledged their hearty support to the Bryan
and Stevenson ticket, and the Populists
said they were earnestly in favor of the
election of Bryan, but pointed out the
difficulty of indorsing this ticket by the
Populist committee without being placed
in the position of dictators of the party,
something that the Populists of Kansas,
Nebraska and South Dakota would, not
The Silver Republicans presented the
names of Chairman Tiiiotson, Senator
Teller and ex-Senator Dubois for repre
sentation on the Democratic Executive
Committee. The Populists did not pre
sent any names for this committee, say
ing that until they could confer with the
leaders in the various states, they would
take no action.
It was determined that addressp* in
favor of the Bryan and Stevenson ticket
should be Issued soon by the Democratic
and Silver Republican parties, to be fol
lowed later by an address from the Pop
ulist party, when It Is ready to act.
Chairman Jones said everything Is
working toward harmonious action by all
of the “reform” forces, and that Indica
tions ore that all parties will be pulling
together for the Bryan and Stevenson
At 12:30 p. m. the committee ajourned
sine die. A number of the leaders left
for Lincoln this afternoon to confer with
ADDRESS TO THEIR PARTY.
CnmmlHecmen Commend Nominees
in Silver Repnlillenn*.
Kansas City, July 7.—The Silver Repub
lican party to-day 1 y Its Executive Ocm
mittee Issued an address to Ihe Silver Re.
publicans of the United Biotas, saying,
among other things:
"The Democratic nominee for President
Is ours; our convention named him. Upon
the fundamental p oposlllons above stat
ed, we are one with the Democratic and
the People's Party. Our common candi
date for President is enlisted, heart and
soul, In this great cause We know he
has the high courage of his convictions.
His triumph Is necessary. If we ara to
hand down to our children and our chil
dren's children a government founded In
the wisdom of the fathers, maintained In
the blood and treisure of its o't sen*, and
perpetuaied a* a priceless heritage.
"Impelled by these considerations,
vour National Committee has determined
ihst its duty In this hour Is to Indorse
Hon, Adlai Stevenson as our candidate
for Vice President, In order that the op
position to the gold standard, trusts and
monopolies, Imperialism and all its at
tendant evils may concentrate its votes
:t the danger point and accomplish the
triumph of those principles so dear to us.
"It Is but simple Justice to say thnt
in taking this action we are following the
advice of our distinguished leader, Hon.
Charles A. Towne.
“Let us express the hope that our
friends will lay aside whatever of disap
pointment they may feel and join in a
united effort to secure the triumph of our
principles at the coming election."
AN AMICABLE AGREEMENT
Finally Benched by the Parties on
the Flan of rampnlsm.
Kansas City. July 7—The Conference
Committees from the Silver Republicans,
the Democrats and the Populists, in ses
sion last night, finally came to an amica
ble agreement on a plan of campaign,
whereby political work will be run on
lines entirely harmonious to the declara
tion of the Democratic Convention. Their
idea will be worked out In every district.
An Advisory Committee of three members
from each of the parties was appointed,
and this committee, wherever possible,
will work to effect fusion on state and
The Silver Republican National Commit
tee, In session Immediately after the close
of the conference, voted unanimously to
place Adlai E. Stevenson in nomination
for Vice President, and to eo-operate in
every way with the Democratic party for
the success of the ticket.
The Populist Committee met at the Ly
ceum and did not adjourn until 2 o'clock
this morning. The debate over the result
of the conference covered a wide range on
account of the peculiar conditions existing
In some of the Western states, as velwed
from a Populist standpoint. Several of tho
members advocated requesting Mr. Towne
to withdrawn In the Interest of the prin
ciples which they all advocate and for
the sake of insuring harmony and con
certed action, thus allowing the Indorse
ment of Mr. Btevenaon. This course was
strongly opposed by the more radical
members of the committee, who Insisted
that the party retain Its Integrity. It was
finally decided to take no action until Mr.
Towne shall have had a conference with
QUESTION OF DOUBLE TICKET.
Will Probably Be Settled at a Con
Lincoln, Neb., July 7,—The question
whether W. J. Bryan la to have one or
two running mates is expected to be set
tled at a conference that will be had at
his homo to-tnorrow with Charles A.
Towne and other Democratic and Popu
list leaders. Mr. Towne was expected to
reach Lincoln this evening, but up to a
late hour, he had not arrived. With
him are George Fred Williams of Massa
chusetts, and Willis S. Abbott. It is
thought Mr. Towne will remain umtl
Tueaday, when Vico Presidential Candi
date Stevenson and Chairman Jones are
to be here.
Senator Blackburn la also expected mat
day to take part in the 'Democratic rati
fication. The day following, the three
fusion parties in Nebraska hold their state
nominating conventions here, and the
Democratic leaders will be urged to re
main and address the delegates.
Mr. Bryan was very much provoked to
read to-day a fictitious interview with his
15-year-old daughter, Ruth, who was at
tending the convention at Kansas City.
The purported interview i a lengthy one,
and covers person's and public questions.
Mr. Bryan said that occasionally he was
misrepresented himself, ns other public
men are, but he thought the children
ought to be spared. The Interview, Mr.
Bryan said, was entirely without founda
Congressman Sulzer was one of to
nights arrivals from Kansas City. He
called on Mr. Bryan
Following the Montana delegation,
which formed Ihe advance guard of those
re urning fiom the Kansas CBy Conven
tion, there was a steady procession to
the home of Bryan during the day.
Th * greatest demonstration of the day
occurred this afternoon when the Nebras
ka Traveling Men’s Bryan Club, which
had just returned from Kansas City, call
ed on the candidate.
THEY CALLED ON lIRYAN.
He Received the Montana Delega
tion nt Ills Home.
Lincoln, Neb., July 7.—The Influx of
Democrats paying their respects to W. J.
Bryan on their return from the Kansas
City convention began before daybreak
tlhs morning. The Montana delegation
arrived before daylight and marched to
the Bryan home, accompanied by a hand.
The house was dark, but Mr. Bryan was
roused and made a speech. He said the
Montana delegation still seemed to have
plenty of enthusiasm. He apologized fir
not meeting them at the depot, saying he
had been up for a number of nights read
ing bulletins of the convention, especially
during the committee dlscuslson over the
platform. He was glad to know, he said,
the delegates were more in earnest than
Mr. Brian asked far Senator Clark, but
was told that he was not In the |>arty.
Later in the morning the Jacksonian Club
of Omaha made a stop and called on the
DEMOCRATS AT ST. LOUIS.
Considerable Enthusiasm Over Their
St. Louis, July 7.—There was considera
ble enthusiasm at Union Station, caused
by the returning delegates from the Kan
sas City Convention. The Gridiron Club
of Washington was prominent among the
organisations. Among Ihe delegations were
New York, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Indiana. Delaware, Connecticut and
Former Senator Hill of New York was
met by several friends, among them ex-
Gov. Francis, who took the New Yorker
to the Merchants' Exchange. Senator
Hill received a demonstrative greeting
from the bulls and bears, and replied in
a brief speech.
American Sharp. Getting In Their
Work In Pari*.
Pari., July 7.—American sharps art still
reaping a harveit from their confiding
countrymen. Th# latest victims art from
By trusting two acquaintances too Im
plicitly, J. Vincent Perley of Charlottes
ville, loaned *750 to "Mr. Moore" and his
friend, Mr. Richmond, loaned him *I,OOO
The loans have not been returned, and
the vlcelms have now reported the mat
ter to the pollctk
NEWS FROM CHINA OVF-RSHADOWS
GOVERNMENT IS SUSTAINED.
MAJORITY AGnEES THAT THE SIT
UATION IS MOST SERIOUS.
Will in in Will Acrompnny tlie Iron
clad Division I'nrt of the Way on
tlic China Voyage—He Wnn Won
derfully tronacd hy the Murder of
Min Minister—llia Threat Wfl to
Take VeiiKeanee lu n Manner
Never Before Seen.
(Special Berlin Cable letter. Copy
right, 1000, by the Associated Press.)
Berlin, July 7.—-The news from China
overshadows everything here. The usu
ally quiet, self-contained German nation,
both high and low, has become deeply
nervous. Every bit of news from China
is instantly heatedly commented upon
Opinions, withal, differ radically among
the* masses, but tho majority believes with
the government that the Chinese situation
la most serious. This results, too, from
Emperor William and a number of the
cabinet members having postponed their
summer vacation because p | s expected
that before long the weightiest decisions
must be taken.
His Majesty's Chinese reward dispatch
is commented on by the press sympatheti
cally. The Tageblatt says:
"This manifestation of the solidarity of
the interests of all the civilized nations
shows the broadness of the Emperor’s
views and sentiments."
Emperor William will on Monday ac
company the German ironclad division,
bound for China, into the North sea. It
is known in ihe Emperor's entourage that
Hia Majesty’, in his usual impulsive way,
not only gave utterance to many undiplo
matic thoughts arid opinions, on receipt
of the news of the as u^slnaiion of Ilaron
von Kcttoler, the late German minister at
Pekin, but could with difficulty be re
strained frombfollowing the d.ctates of his
heart and forthwith ordering a regular
army’ corps to be mobilized and sent to
China. The more s.)ber views of the min
ister of fore gn affairs. Count von Rue
low, prevailed only after several lengthy
con far finer m.
Among those who were ear-wit nesses of
the Fmpcror’s remarks to the marines at
Will almshaven, previous >o their depar
ture for China, it f.s known that his ad
dress was much m -re strongly worded
than offlcnjly reported, and the
pers of Wiihelfrtshaven and that vicinity
publish the original version, in which was
"I hope To re-establish the pep e with
the sword and take vengance in a man
ner never before by the world. I send
you to erad.cate the dishonor done to the
Fatherland by barbarians I eha'l not rest
Until the German colors fly from the
A number of interesting press utter
ances appear to-day. The semi-official
Post has an inspired article, in which
the reasons why Germany cannot counsel
Bussla to accep Japanese intervention are
set fobth in detail. The writer says:
"The first principle of German policy
is to do nothing that could be interpreted
as an act of partisanship against Rus
sia. • All attempts by England to Induce
Germany o abandon her neutral position
townrd tho diplomatic negotiations now’
in progress will fail. That England is de
sirous of Japanese Intervention Is com
prehensible, in view of England's weak
military position Ttnd her rivalry with
Russia. For Germany matters are dif
ferent. The abandonment of our tradi
tional friendship with Russia would be
too inadequately rewarded by England's
RIOTING IN HAVRE.
Laborer* Hail a Pitched nnttle With
Havre. July 7.—The strike of the labor
ers employed in making excavations Is be
coming dangerous, owing to their fero
cious behavior. Disturbances occurred
yesterday, and to-day they gathered in a
threatening manner around the Labor Ex
change. The police started to disperse
them and a pitched battle took place, the
strikers using pickaxes, crowbars and
knives. A number of gensdarmes were
The gensdarmes Anally succeeded in get
ting the upper hand and arrested about
twenty of the leading rioters. Several of
the strikers also were wounded.
HAS SIPIDO ESCAPED?
It 1. So Stated of the Prince of
Brussels, July 7.—The Etoile Beige Is
the authority for the statement that Jean
Baptiste Sipldo, the ycuth who fired at
the Prince of Wales on April 4, as the
train bearing his royal highness was leav
ing the northern station in this city for
Copenhagen, has eluded the police and
lhat lie has fi and to Paris.
Slpido whs re mtly c nvlcted of an at
tempt on the life of the Pr nee of Wales,
but (he presiding Judge held that he acted
without discernment, and sentenced him
to a reformatory unlll 21 years of as#.
STRIKE AT ROTTERDAM.
Thnt of Dock Laborer* Assuming
Rotterdam, July 7.-The dock laborers
strike is assuming threatening propor
tions The tar men have now Joined in
the strike, and the pfljce and marines are
guarding the *tre< ts In order to check the
disturbances. 'I lie sir kers have picketed
all Ihe approaches to the town, so as to
prevent non-unionists from entering.
The laborers of Rotterdam will hold a
mass meeting to-morrow to discuss the
best means of aiding the etrlkets.
COMPLAINT ABOUT MAILS.
Havana Paper. Don't Like the 3-.-
Havana, July 7.—A1l of the papers In
Havana complain bitterly of the reduction
of the mall service of the United States
to three times a week. This is due to a
cessation of contracts with the Miami
Line, which expired June 30. The postal
authorities state that they are endeavor
tng to arrange a service with a line from
Mobile, but as the fast boats take five
days from there, eueh a service would
wove very unsatisfactory i
BULI.EII MET ROBERTS.
The I.after Reporta a Cordial He
reptlon fo IVrlfinli Troops.
London, July 7.—The war office to-day
issued the following dispatch from Lord
"Pretoria, July 7.—Gen. Buffer arrived
this morning. He looked very well, and
is apparently none the worcc for the hard
work he has gone through during the
past eight months.
"The inhabitants of Pot chef st room are
much interested in hospital accommoda
tions for the British troops. A concert
there realized £4O (1200), which was handed
over to the medical officer in charge for
the Krugersdorp station. The managers
of come of tho local mines have phlecd
several houses at the disposition of the
medical officers in charge, and a large hall
has been set apart s a reading room for
Another dispatch has been received by
the war office from liord Roberts, as fol
"Pretoria, July 7.—The general com
manding Ladysmith telegraphs that 800
British prisoners belonging to tho Yeo
manry and Dorbyshires have been put
over the Natal border from Secretary
Reitz’s advance party and have reached
Acton Homes, en route <o Ladysmith. No
officers accompany the men."
Lord Roberts also transmits the follow
"Vlakfonleln. July 7.—A convoy passed
Greydlngstad to-day. Before reaching a
defile in the hills, the lloers shelled the
advancing columns. Col. Thorneycroft’s
men occupied the hills to the right of the
narrow puss, keeping the Boers hack on
a ridge 10 the left, while the infantry
deployed In plain sight and the artillery
occupied a position under the ridge.
The Boers worked their guns rapidly,
but the Howitzers replied with effect and
drove hack the Boers over the ridge. The
convoy passed safely, and when the force
begin to retire, the Boer.* again advanc
ed with a gun on the ridge. The Brit
ish left field battery replied. The first
idieJl forced! the gun to retire."
WHEN WILL IT HUVDf
England Doesn't Like the Losses the
London, July 7. While the news from
China continues to completely overshad
ow events in South these have by
no means ceased to be worthy of record.
When it in understood that the last
month’s casualties, from June h to July
5, amounted to over 3,000 men. Including
1,9)0 deaths, It will he realized that the lat
ter chapters of the war. though compara
tively unheralded, have been terribly grim.
"When I* It going to end?*’ is the 4uce
tlon hoard on, all sides. The meaauire of
the organized Boer resistance Is evidently
no crit .lon of what the cot will be to
Great Britain In precious Uvea. Unless
Lord Roberts is planning some move of
which the news is carefully kept secret, it
seems there is to be many weary weeks
of guerilla fighting ahead of the Brpis'i
American Attache Halted.
Cf.pe Town, July 7.— Lieut. Stephen L.
Slocum, U. 9. A, the Amcricnh'attache
with Lord Icobeits' force In South Afr ica,
sailed for England to-day.
91 ET DEATH AT A FIRE.
Four Men Killed and St. Injured at
Pittsburg, Pa., July 7.—Pittsburg's down
town section was visited by another file
to-day, the second within a week. Asa
result, four men are dead and six other#
are in hospitals, suffering from injuries
which may prove fatal. All of the vic
tims were firemen.
The dead: John Griffin, St. Clair Craw
ford, both of Engine Company No. 4; Max
Butterbaugh. John Lewis, both of Engine
Company No. 11.
The lire originated In the basement of
T. G. Evans & Co.’s china and glassware
establishment on Fifth avenue. The cauee
Is supposed to have been a spark from a
steam roller at work on the afplvalt street
In front of the store, falling through a
basement ventilator Into a box of excel
sior. The dense smoke from the burning
excelsior and other material used In pack
ing chtnaware, baffled the firemen for a
long time. Before the men could get fair
ly at the fire, it broke out In the rear, and
the building was soon at the mercy of
At about 5:30 p. m , when all danger
seemed to have passed, ten members of
engine companies 4 and 11 were working
on the second floor, knee deep in water.
The WFight of the water, with the already
heavy burden the floor was carrying, was
too much, and it gave way. In It. plunge
below It dragged the third floor along
wilh It clear through to the cellar.
The firemen were buried deep under the
debris, and it was believed at first none
would escape. Superhuman efforts were
made by the remaining firemen to reacue
their ctomrailes, and In a little while they
were reached so they could be conversed
with, but so pinned down by timbers and
other debris that It required several hours
to release them.
To rescue Capt. Campbell powerful
Jacks were required to raise a large por
tion of the bnpkel) floor. He was In the
wreck four hours, yel he waa the least
Injured of those taken out. The others
were badly bruised und cut, and one or
more of them may die from the effects
of their injuries.
The money loss will reach *160,000.
FOUND NVATERY GRAVES.
Yacht Capslrrd and Sit Aboard Her
Cleveland, 0., July 7.—During a fierce
squell this afternoon, the yacht Idler,
owned hy John and James Corrigan, was
capsized and sunk six miles off this port
and six lives were loet. Following are
the names of those drowned:
Mrs. James Corrigan, wife of the well
known vessel owner.
Miss Ida Corrigan.
Miss Jane Corrigan.
Mrs. Charles Riley, all daughters of
J vines Corrigan.
M!s Etta Corrigan, daughter of Capt.
An Infant daughter of Mrs. Riley.
The only survivor of the passengers 1*
Mrs. John Corrigan. She and six men of
the crew were picked up by a flsh tug
and brought to the harbor.
OVER ISO STILL MISSING.
Though 143 Bodies Hare Been Re
covered Since the Fire.
New York, July 7.—Seven bodies of vle
tlm. of the Hoboken Are of laet Saturday
were recovered to-dey from the steamship
Basle. This makes the total number of
bodies recovered 143. and over ISO persons
are mill missing.
DAILY. 18 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A-WEEK.iI A TEAR
CRENSHAW THE MAN
ELECTED TO SUCCEED THIS LATH
COI.. L. N. TRAMMELL.
R. R. COMMISSION CHAIRMAN.
Hl* ELEVATION HATHER IN THB
NATURE OF A SURPRISE.
Hart Rff. Thonalil .fudge Hpenrer
R. Atkinson Mould Ret the Pino*.
Crrnsli.n*. Service the Longer,
However Pope Brown Attended
Ihe Commission's lifeline-Jack
son Depot Matter Hefrrred to ttaa
Son I lie rn Italian).
Atlanta, July 7.—Thomas C. Crenehaw
succeeds the late C*ol. *L. N. Trammell as
chairman of Ihe Railroad Commission.
Mr.Crenshaw’s election will occasion some
surprise, ns It had been (generally under
stood that Judge Spencer It. Atkinson
would be chairman. It has, however, been
the custom for the commissioner of long
est service to be at the head, and that
rule was observed to-day in tha selection
of Mr. Crenshaw.
J. Dope Brown, the new commissioner,
attended to-day's session and wa* Initiat
ed into the duties of the office. The com
mission took up the petition of etttzena
of Jnckson for anew depot. It was final
ly decided to refer the matter to SupL
Thompson of the Southern.
Tho railroad had contemplated building
anew depot at Jackson, but It was not
exactly what the people of that city want
ed. It is expected that some agreement
will be reached between tho railroad and
the Jaekson people by the time of the
The railroad officials at Brunswick were
given permission to close their offices on
Saturday afternoons st 1 o’clock.
The appointment of Mr. Brown has
brought forth the suggestion that Gov'.
Candler has endeavored to get the presi
dent of the State Agricultural Society
out of Clark Howell's way In the guber
natorial race of 1902. Gov. Candler said.
In speaking of the matter: "I note that
some of the papers say that I appointed
Mr. Brown with n view to further po
litical moves. This Is a mistake. I shall
serve out my term without any action as
to my successor, whoever he may be. I
can honestly say that this la an appoint
ment without the shadow of a string tied
Mr. Brown said he had heard of talk
that he had been side-tracked into the
office of commissioner in order to keep
him out of the race for Governor. He
*ey the office had no conditions attached
when he accepted other than those of
duty. He also said he Ijad never said he
would be a candidate for Governor, and
also that he had never said he would
VGNAIH.K THE WITNESS.
Hearing of the firMi‘-Gxiior Casa
New York, July 7.—Hearing In the pro
ceedings lookihr toward the removal to
Georgia of Benjamin D. Greene, John F.
Oaynor, W. T. Gaynor and E. H. Gaynor,
the Savannah harbor contractors, was con
tinued to-day before United States Com
William 11. Venable, a granite contrac
tor of Atlanta, who testified yesterday,
was recalled to the stand. The witness
said that on the morning when the con
tracts were let he had been asked by Mr.
Gaynor to etale the terms of his bid.
These he declined to give, as he did not
wish to he a party to "any such combina
tion." He further said that Mr. Green*
told him he had in his possession dupli
cate copies of n bid 1200,000 lower than
that actually made by Ihe Atlantic Com
pany. This was ready to be entered In
case any other concern should cut under
the first bid.
"What were his words?” asked Com
"He said: ‘I have a contract In my
pocket $200,000 less than any atranger can
bid, which I Intend to ahove In If a strang
er comes along with a bid.' ”
Witness said he had spent much money
prcjwrlng to deliver 350,000 tons of stono
he had contracted *o funluh. Asa mat
ter of fact, he delivered only about SI,OOO
worth of stone.
Assistant United States District Attor
ney Erwin explained that Oapt. Carter
changed the specifications.
The case was then adjourned until Mon
CENSURED THE I'OLICB.
Grand Jury Held Them Partly Re
sponsible for Disturbances.
SI. Iyiuls, July 7.—The grand Jury for
June, in lla final report, Just rendered,
fastened much of the responsibility for
the disturbances which mnrked the recent
railway strike on the police.
The report denounces the police law as
passed by the last Legislature, and aaya
that It makes It possible for the president
of the board to step In and assume full
authority over the chief of police. The
Jurors declare that the law should make It
compulsory for the Mayor to be a mem
ber of the board, and' to attend the meet
Police officials and patrolmen are eritt
cleed for failure to do (heir duty, and the
Jury says that many of the acts of law
lessness were committed with the apper
ent assent of the chief of police.
The sheriffs posse was complimented for
its efficient service.
PASSENGER STEAMER ASHORE.
Pears Felt for the Many Exesrstoas
lets Aboard Iter
Buffalo, N. Y., July 7—The large r-eO"
s-tiger stramer Pearl, running as an ex
cursion boat from Crystal Beach to Buf
falo, Is reported to have been driven on
a reef on the Canadian shore by a furious
storm which swept in from the lake Ist*
i his evening. The Pearl was making her
last ti Ip from the beach and Is supposed
to have on board several hundred excur
The tug office was notified, and two
tugs attemptrd to go to the ra-cue of tha
Pearl, but both were unable to breast
the heavy sea and were driven back to
• * "
Remmal for Governor.
Uttla Rock, Ark., July 7—The Repub
lican fltats Convention met here to-day
and nominated H. I. Remmel of Littla
Rock for Governor. The convention de
cided to leave the remainder of the slatd