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;n: MORNING NEWS,
r—’-’f-i'.-l 1850. - - Incorporated 18S8
" “ ‘ j H. ESTILL. President.
SAFE OH THE FOURTH,
COINS! I>S SO ANNOUNCED
OF THE LEGATIONS.
THE statement is doubted.
]T IS DCCMHED C'OIRICR DID NOT
I.EWE LATER TUAN JUNE 2S.
If flic Consnli Are Correct, It In
Thou sell ( the Foreigners Should
Uj. Able to Hold Out Yet Longer,
lilies Will Probably Have 50,000
v ( n ‘.shore Soon—Chinese Con
tinue Active Operation*, Though
Peace Is Predicted by July 11.
1,, July 9, 2:45 a. m.—The foreign
at Shanghai met on July 7 and
.;i> announced that the legations at
v, r .:n were safe on July 4.
T .<=> foregoing statement, read with Con
_, jl v. ari-n’s dispatch to the foreign of*
. Saturday, makes H possible to be
;;PVe that the legations will hold out for
H rr.ber of days yet. Having fought to
till the first outbreaks of a fanati
cal fury, it is believable that something
f ini- i vene to- save them. The news,
after the sinister rumors of the last ten
,iis enough upon which to build up
T H ar.ghai correspondent of the Ex
telegraphing on Sunday, at 5:10 p.
in i-.wevcr, throws doubt upon Consul
NY.*i* * information. He says:
. to Tai Sheng now admits that there
w. .i! • rror in his communication to Gen.
W•'r* i T lie* date of the courier’s orri
•i! • ciiinen Fu was July 3. which does
i pply to his departure from Pekin.
Ti journey from, Pekin to Chineti Fu
five days. The courier, therefore,
could not have left Pekin later than June
Tin dote of the massacre there, as
g: n by Chinese reports, was June 30 or
T i Tsin Is still hard pressed. A Chi
r, force, numbering from eighty thou
sand to one hundred thousand men, as
os;.:.*: I'd by inconclusive reconnois
sau floods the country about Tien
T-dn. *■communication between which place
and Taku is, apparently, possible by
• Foo dispatch to the Express says
the Russians have landed 8,00) men at
TANARUS: i. j'kl the Japanese have discharged
s :-ii ransports. The Japanese pushed
nn Tien Tsin, leading in the subse
issault upon the native city, in
■elr commander was killed. Ten
tn r transports are engaged at Japanese
With the 10,000 British India
afloat and fresh Japanese contin
't is qui:e probable that the allies
' i soon have 50,000 men ashore.
i orders in the provinces appear
increasing in violence. A Chinese
-tnj i within forty miles of New Chang,
a: i the foreigners are preparing to aban
u i Heir homes. The southern part of
province is swept by raiders, destroy
!-4T I works of the white men, except
,n < garrisoned by Russians^
I > *m.uions have been posted all
near Che Foo, calling upon ihe
•V ' Chinese to rise- and expel the for-
KL " r for introducing among the pious
n immoral religion. Every good
' is expected to kneel three hours
knock his head upon the floor
and pray earnestly that sudden,
• 1 death may overtake all aliens.
foreign settlement at Che Foo Is
; at me merry of two Chinese forts, equip-
Ki with Krupp guns, which command
ley of the city. Six warships, in
flie United States gunboat Nash
ire constantly cleared for action,
provisional government at Pekin
appears ro have designs upon the south-
Pr n , vinces. Besides having ordered
! r. Sid Kai to advance upon Nankin,
: o Ktvan Shi Kai says he will not
Frin e Tuan has sent an army along
te of the Grand canal.
■ k:n is on the south hank of a river
r< 1 a mile wide. The Brirish cruisers
11- .'avone and Pique will assist in repelling
a:: ‘tup's to cross. Six Chinese cruisers
b-re. and 17,000 troops are at the dis-
Yiceroy L#iu, Kun Yi. The forts
!l ' m thirty-four high-power modern
The foreigners in Shanghai are
uneasy. Everything depends,
f*el, on Viceroy L*iu Kun Yi.
! -' *\s from Tien Tsin arriving at
I • ••* - .i say that only five civilian for
were killed during the long botn
,r 1 t The foreign women became
■ rent that they walked through
• ts not heeding the shells. Most
: • civilians were deported to Taku,
’ to be conveyed to Shanghai.
w.er mentioned in Consul War*
r ‘ r lispatch gives a strange picture,
' Daily Mail’s Shanghai corre
b I*l. of how life jostles death in
Buisness apparently goes on as
The shops and theaters are open,
’* streets are full of people. No im-
I’. 1 t toops, except those of Gen. Tung
1 S: mg, took part in the fighting. The
I • von asserts positively that nro
' ’ are being supplied to the legations,
whom he does not say. The Vox
; F< n. Tung Fuh Slang do rot fcet
Vf ll. The Boxers assert that they
ihe fighting and the latter all the
" ” and nothing else.
Kwang Shi Kai, governor of Shan
' < correspondent of the Daily Mail
‘ Predict* that by July 11 the Boxers
) Mil.l nnd negotiations will be begun
1 i". Nevertheless. rtrcumstanilal
ol dark things to come are in clr
'Vrespuiident at Shanghai, which
the ch aring house of all Chinese
y that a combined force of Hus
ui'l Japans has left Tien Tsin. fol
-1 'he railway as far as Lang Kang.
swept swiftly to the west, at
'he Chinese eighteen mites north
' 1 '1 tin and killing 1.00(1 of them.
•Sifigiial earrestxmdenl says: “R*-
rn Tien Tsin, from Chinese
*ay it great battle has taken
which the Chinese lost heavily,
"'ie'-s at Tien Tsin are short of pro
"re I suffer considerably from
, iJally Mail’s Tien Tsin correspond
j " dispatch dated July 2, via Che
J uiy 4. says:
forward movement Is possible with
I .'sSi mf-n. A document has been
gr.i'l by n British resident, on he
■ritlsh manufacturers, offering
Chan Chi Tung complete arma
"nh officers for any ormy corps for
, p _ j sterling.
• message* of British correspondents
II Tsin are censored by Ihe British
"'Tiles, but there is no censorship ex
e | over ihe other correspondents.”
le J - ,jl *) r . Telegraph's Canton corre-
spondent, wiring Friday, via Hong Kong,
"Li Hung Chang was formally notified
to-day that President McKinley cordially
appreciates his assurances of friendship
for the allied Powers. Now that anarchy
controls the capital. President McKinley
trusts to ihe responsible provincial author
ities to carry out the international obliga
tions of the Chinese government.”
The Shanghai correspondent of the Dally
Telegraph, under date of July 7, says:
‘ Boxer emissaries are coming to the
south, disguised, for the purpose of en
listing men. The situation is grave.”
Emperor William, says a Berlin dis
patch. to-day received the following from
the Governor of Tsin Tau, with reference
to the promise of reward to any one who
should accomplish the delivery of a for
eigner from Pekin:
Being notified of Your Majesty’s tele
gram, the Governor of Shan Tung re
plied: From the outset I have been full
of anxiety regarding the Europeans in
Pekin, and I have made repeated at
tempts io send a messenger and get help
to them, but in vain. Now' all roads to
Pekin are beset with rebels, and, there
fore, whatever measures are now taken
offer even less prospect of success than
before. Nevertheless, I shall consider it
my duty to help them.’ ”
Several correspondents at St. Peters
burg send out telegrams—censored, of
course—to the effect that Russia. Japan
and England agreed as to their policy in
China, iheir interests dominating there.
Gen. Orloff, a brilliant soldier, has been
appointed chief staff of the Russian
forces in China.
A COUNTER REVOLUTION.
Il port Tlmt One Hon Been Started
Brussels, July S.—A dispatch from
Shanghai received here, says that, ac
cording to a high Chinese official, the two
legations which were still holding out on
July 2 were the object of incessant at
tacks. There had been- some losses among
the troops guarding the legations, but the
diplomats were safe.
The dispatch also says the loyal troop©
under Prince Ching, who is heading a
counter revolution, had attacked the
rebels in Pekin. The governor of Shan
Tung, according to the same authority,
is reported to have declined to obey
Prince Tuan’s order to seize Nankin.
Further dispatches from Shanghai say
the legations were holding out on Juiy 3,
that the rebels had been repulsed with a
Ices of 2.000 and that the Boxers were dis
couraged. They also report that a Chi
nese journal confirms the announcement
of Prince Ching's counter revolution, in
WANTS EMPIHB MAINTAINED.
LI Hang Chang Is Said to Have Made
London, July 9 —The Times this morn
“Wa learn from a private message from
Canton that Li Hung Chang has telegraph
ed direct to the Chinese minister in Lon
don, urging him to request the British
government to approach the United States
government with a view to a joint invita
tion to Japan to co-operate in the main
tenance of the Chinese Empire and the
establishment of a strong government on
a solid basis, the three then uniting in an
appeul for the support of all the other
DESTROYED A STATION.
\nd Connection IlctTveen Port Ar
thur and Corea Is Off.
London, July 9.—The Shanghai corre
spondent of the Times, telegraphing Sun
"The telegraph station at Moukden has
been dfestroyed, severing the connection
between Port Arthur and Corea.
"The viceroys at Nankin and Wu Chang
telegraph to the British consul, urging the
foreign Powers to guard the person of the
Dowager Empress, no matter what hap
pens ill the North.”
NOW SAY THE A ARE AVERSE.
Powers Do Not I.ike to See Japanese
Landing in Force.
London, July 9.—The Shanghai corre
spondent of the Express, cabled on July
"The Russian, French and German ad
mirals have had a long conference. They
expressed themselves as averse to seeing
large Japanese forces landed in China in
advance of the other Powers.”
WERE SAFE ON JULY 4 .
Consul*’ Fenr Wa* for the Snpply of
London, July B.—The consuls at Shang
hai report that the Pekin legations were
safe on July 4, and that the Chinese had
ceased their attacks. The only fear feit
at that time, according to the reports of
the consuls, was regarding the food sup
CHINESE HAVE BOMBARDED.
Seymoar Ha* Ordered Women nnd
Children *o Tnkn.
London, Julv B. A dispatch from Tien
Tsin, dated July 3, says:
"Since early morning the Chinese have
heavily bombarded the settlements. Ad
miral Seymour has ordered the women
and children conveyed to Taku at the ear
liest possible moment.”
HusMlnn* Failed In an Attack on the
Berlin, Juiy B.—A dispatch from Tien
Tsin says the Russians unsuccessfully
bombarded the native town on July 2.
The strength of allied troops is about 10,-
000. There Is no fresh newts regarding the
situation In Pekin.
NEWS OK THEIR SAFETY.
nrcrlvrd by a Brother of Mlaalon
nrlen In China.
Chicago, July B.—James W. Porter of
Chicago has received a cablegram trorn
Che Foo, China, announcing that * Ills
brother, the Rev. Henry D. Porier, and
his sister. Miss Mary H. Porter, mission
aries of the American Board of Commle
sioners (or Foreign Missions, at
Pang Chuang. 200 miles south of Tien Tsin,
had arrived safely at Che Foo on Thurs
day. July 5. coming overland from Chinan
Fu, the capital of the province. They were
accompanied by tlie Rev. H. P. Perkins,
another missionary stationed at Pang
Bond* Will Command.
Paris, July B.—lt I* announced that Gen.
Doods, Ihe hero of the Dahomey cam
paign, has been appointed to the command
ot the French expedition to China.
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, JUL\ r 9, 1900.
IT MAY BE HIS LAST.
CONGER’S REPORT RECEIVED BN
THE STATE DEPARTMENT.
SENT FROM PEKIN ON MAY 21.
ARRIVED WITH THE LAST RAIL
ADVICES FROM CHINA.
He Confirmed Hl* Cipher Telegram
of the Same Dat**—Detail* Given of
the Atrocities Perpetrated by the
Boxer*—Hi* Protest to the Tsnng
li-Yaiuen and Their Promise* to
Pot Down the Boxer*—He Threat
ened a Deannnd for Reparation.
Washington. July B.—The last China
mail to reach the state department
brought the report of Minister Conger,
perhaps the last that will ever come to
This date of Pekin, May 21. It is
of the utmost importance, disclosing as it
does a full comprehension of the. part of
the foreign ministers in Pekin of the
character and extent of the Boxer upris
ing. even though Mr. Conger himself, by
disposition optimistic, found some reason
to hope that the worst was over at that
What Mr. Conger has to say as to the
attitude of the Chinese government to
ward the Boxer movement, aw revealed in
the formal interchange that took place
between himself and the Taung-li-Yam.'n,
is not only of peculiar interest now, but
probably will have a strong bearing on
the final reckoning that i%nist be had be
tween the civilized nations and the Chi
nese. Mr. Conger makes it very clear
through the. publication of the French
priest's letter, that at least one, and prob
ably all of the European nations having
interests in Northern China, were ac
quainted with the dangers of the situation
at least two or three weeks before the
actual outbreak in Pekin.
The correspondence referred to follows:
“Legation of the United States of Amer
ica, Pekin, China, May 21, 1900.—T0 the
Honorable John Hay, Secretary of State,
Washington, D. C.: Sir—l have the honor
to confirm, of the over-leaf, my cipher
telegram of to-day.
“In response to the request of the
French minister, the dean called a meet
ing of the diplomatic corps yesterday,
and upon information furnished in a let
ter from the Catholic bishop in Pekin
and verbal reports by the other ministers
the situation was*considered so grave that
the corps unanimously instructed the dean
to present it to the Tsung-li-Yamen and
demand immediate and effective measures,
which he did to-day by the note, copy of
which is enclosed.
“I also enclose copy of bishop’s letter
and the one from Rev. Mr. Killie, an
American missionary who lives in Pekin,
but travels a circuit to the north and
“On the 18th instant, during an extended
personal interview with the Tsung-Li-Ya
men, I called their attention to the fact
ihat notwithstanding constant warning
from this and other legations, the Boxers
had constantly increased and spread until
notv they are boldly organizing inside the
wails of Pekin, the existence of thousand*-*
is known in the villages around Pekin,
Christian converts are being persecuted
and threatened everywhere, many forced
to recant their religious professions and
some have been compelled to abandon
their chapels and come to Pikon for wafe
Warned tlic Government.
“I said: At a London mission near Chou
Chow, forty miles west of Pekin, two na
tive Christians have been killed and their
chapel destroyed. Near Pao Ting Fu, *
Catholic village has been destroyed and
sixty-one Christians murdered, some of
them being burned alive. The foreign
governments cannot sit idly by and wit
ness this persecution and murder. I can
only speak for my own government, but
it ie becoming very impatient over China’s
cotinued treaty violation. It always has
been and still is the good friend cj China
and only wishes it prosperity, but is now
more than ever determined to sus
tain the treaty rights of all Amer
ican citizens and of the Christian
converts, and it will ho'.d the Chinese gov
ernment to the strictest responsibility for
every treaty infraction in this regard. It
will do this, not only for the benefit of
its own citizens, but in the interest of
China herself, whose government is now
sadly threatened by these lawless organ
izations. At present, it is true, they seem
to have no capable leader, but should qne
arise and the populace become really in
flamed, the overthrow of the J>fesent dy
nasty is most likely to follow, and possi
bly the destruction of the empire, etc. etc.
“They rejx>rted that I did not under
stand the many difficulties under which
they labored, but they had* succeeded in
suppressing the Boxers in the province of
Shan Tung and would do so here.
“I told them that I saw no effective
measures whatever being put forth. They
replied that the movement had not here
tofore lieen looked upon as serious; but
that r.cr.* the throne was fully aware of
the gravity of the situation, and that a
recent confidential decree had been sent
to the Viceroy, the Pekin and neighbor
ing officials, which would sufely prove
effectiver suppress the Boxers and restore
Insisted Upon Hia Point.
"I told them that the most alarming
telegrams were being sent to the news
papers of Europe end America of ihe ex
isting state of anarchy here, and that the
people of the world would be forced to
believe that the government of China wal
either abetting these murderous brigands,
or that It was too weak to suppress or
control them, and its good name and credit
must suffer Irretrievably in consequence.
After reading me the decree, which was
much like those heretofore published, they
asked if I would not wlre-dhw govern
ment that they could and were suppress.
Ing the Rogers.
•T replied that at present I would not
say. that I had been for six months tele
graphing the issuance of ineffective de
crees, but if they would show me the fact
by actual and immediate repression, which
they could, if they would, In three days, I
would gladly and quickly wire my gov
"They assured me that sufficient troops
had been sent to the disturbed districts to
restore order and afford protection.
"I again told them that restored order
would be the only possibly proof. I also
said that unless ihe situation was relieved
and the threatening danger from mobs
Averted, I should be compelled to ask Xor
a sufficient guard of American marines to
insure the safety of the legation.
“They said: ‘Oh, don't do that. It is
unnecesasry,’ and again promising ener
getic action the interview closed.
“Uniesa some energetic action is taken,
the situation will become fraught with
great danger to all foreigners, not from
any intelligent or organized attacks, but
from ignorant and inflamed mob violent.
I, however, believe, as I said in my tele
gram, that the government is aroused, it
self alarmed at the situation, and will
take pi ore energetic action, but no one cin
be certain of this until it is done.
“Since the United States ship Wheeling
had left Taku, I deemed it prudent to ask
the Admiral for the presence of another
war vessel, and responding to the request.
Admiral Kempff. with the Newark, called
hither from Yokohama on the 19th insl.,
and should arrive soon. I.have the honor
to be, sir, your obedient servant.
(Signed) “E. H. Conger.”
The enclosures referred to by Mr. Conger
follow, beginning with the cablegram of
the same date as his letter:
“Telegram sent cipher.
“Pekin, May 21, of State,
Washington. Boxers greatly increased in
this province and in and around Pekin.
Village forty miles Pekin burned. Sixty
native Catholics burned. No foreigners
attacked. Chinese government aroused
and promise* immediate suppression. Dip
lomatic corps demanded immediate effec
tive measures. Newark en route Taku.
I hope and believe the worst has passed.
(Signed) Conger. ”
(Enclosure No. 1.)
The diplomatic body to the Tsung-li-
“Pekin, May 21, 1900. The Prince and
“I have the honor to communicate to
your highness and your excellencies the
text of a resolution prepared by thearep
resentatives of the foreign Powers ac
credited to Pekin.
“The diplomatic body, relying on the im
perial decrees alreidy published, which
have ordered the dissolution of the Box
“First. The arrest of nil persons prac
ticing the drills of that association, pro
voking disturbances upon the public high
way, posting, priming or distributing
placards which may contain threats
“Second. The arrest of owners or guar
dians of temples or other place* where
the Boxers assemble, and the treatment
of these accomplices ai.d criminal abbet
tors ns Boxers themselves.
“Thiid. The chastisement of the public
officials who may render themselves cul
pable by neglecting to suppress any dis
order wfith which they are charged, or
may connive with the rioters.
“Fourth. The execution of the authors
of outrages (murders, incendiarism, etc.)
again.' t persons and property.
“Fifth. The execution of persons who
are supporting and directing the Boxers
in the present disturbance*.
“Sixth. The publication in Pekin, in
Chili, and. the other northern provinces of
proclamations bringing these measures to
the.knowledge of the people.
“1 am, besides, charged by the diplo
matic corps to inform Your Highness and
Your Excellencies that it expects a satis
factory reply to this demand without un
“I improve the occasion to reiterate to
Your Highness and Your Excellencies the
assurance of my highest consideration.
(Signed) “B. Cologan,
“Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.”
A Hi*hoi'a Protest.
Enclosure No. 2.
“Bishop Favier to M. Pechon, French
“Apostolic Vicarate of Pekin and North
China, Pekin, May 21, 1900 —Mr. Minister:
From day to day the situation becomes
more serious and threatening. In the
prefecture of Pao Ting Fu more than tg\ -
enty Christians have been massacred.
Near Kchao Icheou. only three days ago.
three neophytes were cut in pieces. Many
villages have been pillaged and burped
and a great many others have been com
“More than 2,0O r ) Christians are fleeing
without bread, without clothing, without
shelter. At Pekin alone, about 400 refu
gees—men, women and children—are al
ready lodged at our house and that of the
'Sisters; before eight days we wiil proba
bly have many thousands.
“Upon the east of us pillage and incen
diarism are imminent; we are hourly re
ceiving the most alarming news. Pekin
is surrounded on ail sides; the Boxers are
daily coming nearer the capital, delayed
only by the destruction which they are
making of Christians. •
“Believe me, I pray you, Mr. Minister,
that I am well informed and say nothing
“Religious persecution is only one ob
jebt. The real purpose is the extermi
nation of the Europeans, a purpose which
is clearly set forth and written upon the
banners of the Boxers. Their associates
await thorn at Pekin, where they will be
gin by attacking the churches and finish
wfith the (legations.
“For us here at the Pai Tang the day
is practically ending. All the city knows
It; everybody is speaking of It and popular
outbreak is manifest.
“Yesterday evening forty-three poor wo
men and their children, flying
from massacre, arrived at the
house of the Sisters. More than
600 persons accompanied them, say
ing to them that, if they had escaped this
once, they would soon die with the oth
“Mr. Minister, I do not speak to you of
placards without number which are post
ed in the city against Europeans in gen
eral. Koch day new ones appear more
explicit than the others. Those who,
thirty years ago. w r ere present at the Tien
Tsin massacre are struck with the re
semblance of the situation to that of to
day, the same placards, the same threats,
the same warnings and the same blind
ness. Then also, as to-day, the mission
aries wrote and sup pi Lb ted, foreseeing
the horrible awakening.
“Under these circumstances, Mr. Min
ister, I believe it my duty to ask you to
kindly send us at least forty or fifty ma
ting to protect our persons and our prop
erty. This has been done in circumstances
much less critical, and I hope you will
take into consideration our humble prayer.
“Please accept, Mr. Minister, the assur
ances of the respect and the profound
gratitude with which I have the honor to
t*. Your Excellency's very humble and
(Signed) “Alf Favier. Bishop, Apostolic
Vicar at B’ekln.
“S. Jarlln, Id*hop Coadjutor.
“C. Guilloux, Vicar General.”
Kl Hie to Conger.
Enclosure No. 3
Mr. Killie to Mr. Conger;
“Ling Shan. San Ho County (35 miles
ea*f of Pekin), May 16, 1900.—Hon. Edwin
K. Conger. E. E. and M. P.. etc.. Pekin,
China: Dear Sir—l have delayed giving
you the list of vll ag*>s In this district,
w'here the T Ho C* Huan (or Tuan). It*
in active operation, until 1 could verify
beyond the statements heretofore mode
concerning the seme. I am now prepared
with pioof to show that the members of
the organization' practice ( Lien’) prac
tically dally In each of the foPowlng
thirteen places, viz; (1) Han Ho city the
county scot: (2) Ling Shan, a village thir
ty-five II northwest of San Ho City, where
tContlnued on Fifth Pa*eJ ,
TOWNE IS SILENT.
MIKES NO STATEMENT ABOUT THE
SAYS HIS COURSE IS CLEAR.
AWAITING FORMAL NOTIFICATION
TO %NNOVNCK IT.
Committer of the Three Turtle* Will
Confer To-day at Lincolu—\ Ice
Pre*idenf ini Matter Will Then
Come I p—Jones Smym All Not AYlth
Republican* Are Again*! Them
and the Democratic. Ticket Should
Lincoln, Neb., July S.—No formal an
nouncement will be made by Charles A.
Towne of his decision in regard to the
Populist nomination for the vice’ presi
dency until the Populist committee gives
him formal notification of his nomination.
This will be in about ten days. Mr. Towne
said to-day that he would make public
his decision at that (ime, and he would
Issue an address, giving his reasons for
the action lie takes. What that action
would be, he refused to say.
“But my course is perfectly clear now,”
Mr. Towne added. “I have already talk
ed the matter over with several of the
Populist leaders. The subject will also
probably come up. though in an informal
way, at to-morrow’s meeting of the ad
Senator J. K. Jones of Arkansas, chair
man of the Democratic National Commit
tee, arrived here from Kansas Cky this
evening, and later held an extended con
ference with William Jennings Bryan.
Charles A. Towne and George Fred Wil
liams. In talking about the vice presi
dential situation, Senator Jones said he
hoped and believed that In e sc Mr. Towne
withdrew his name as a opullst candi
date for the vice presidency, the National
Committee of that party would indorse
the Democratic ticket.
“We ate all independent,” continued
Senator Jones, “and like to carry to a
successful conclusion our own plans. But
this year every one who is not with the
Republican party should be against it,
and I cannot help thinking that every
man who is in earnest In his desire for
the success of William Jennings Bryan
should unite with *us. Of course, if Mr.
Towne does not withdraw, fusion on the
electoral tickets of the various states
should and probably will be arranged."
Senator Jones will leave for Chicago to
morrow night. During to-morrow’s con
ference, at which Senator Jones, Senator
Heitfie’.d. J. ft. Sovereign, Senator Allen
and Chairman Edmiaton of the Populisi
National Committee are expected to be
present, the vice presidential complication
will be considered in ail its phases. A
rhis meeting it is also expected that plans
for concentrated effort In state and eon
jrresslona! campaigns, which were practi
cally agreed upon at the meeting of the
conference committees of the Democratic,
Silver Republican and Populist parties in
Kansas City will be completed.
Should Mr. Towne decide, to withdraw
his name from Ihe Popull-l ticket, this
would leave the way clear for uniting the
three parlies In ihe support of the Dem
ocratic national ticket, and .t strong ef
fort will be made to bring about this rr
:.u!t through the Populist National Commit
tee. f’opullst national committeemen nr •
it is understood, far from being unonl
moils in their opinion a- to tne wisest
course* io pursue in craso Mr. Towne <le
cldcs to withdraw, but tlio-e of the Popu
list conferees who are already in ihe city
expressed their belief to-day that an un
derstanding Involving the working in har
mony of the three parties in the coming
presidential campaign would he reached
before the adjournment of the conference
Mr. Towne spent nearly (he ent re day
with Mr. Bryan, taking his dinner with
him and lalei, in a party which Included
ex-Congressman Hartman of Montana and
George Fred Williams of Massachusetts,
drove out to Mr. Bryan's farm.
STEVENSON OFF TO LINCOLN'.
l ire Prenlilen tin I Nominee Gone for
Minneapolis, July B.—ln response to a
telegraphic request from Mr. Bryan, Hon.
Adlai E. Stevenson left here to-night
over the Omaha road for Lincoln, Neb.
When seen Just before his departure, Mr.
Stevenson would say little, except that
he would attend a conference at Lin
coln regarding the plan of campaign, In
which Senator Jones, chairman of the
Democratic National Committee, and Mr.
Towne, Populist candidate for Vice Pres
ident, were to take part.
Mr. Stevenson said that at the conclu
sion of rhe conference, he would return
to Minnetonka Beach and remain there
until Sept. 1, when he Is expected to take
an active part In the campaign. *
From atjbther source it is learned that
Mr. Towne Is awaiting the verdict of the
coming conference as to whether It is bet
ter for him to withdraw as the Populist
can lidatc for Vice President. He says he
Is ready lo do Just what Mr. Bryan thinks
best under the clreumsinnces.
B AILEY'ft PREDICTION.
He Believe* tile Democrat* Will lie
Frankfort, Ky., July B.—The Hon. Jo
seph Bailey of Texas passed through here
to-night, en route to his home from a
visit to Lexington. When asked for an ex
pression of the Kansan City convention,
Mr. Bailey said he did not care to discuss
politics, but he added that he considered
both ticket and platform exceptionally
strong, and he predicted a Democratic
victory this fall. He raid he thought
Bryan would draw a great many votes
from McKinley this year, and McKinley
would get few Democratic votes He also
predicted that the German vote would he
solidly for Bryan.
FLANS FOII THE MEETING.
Ratification Hurrah May Open the
Lincoln, Neb., July B.—Elaborate plans
are being made for the ratification meet
ing to be held here Tuesday afternoon and
night, and it is ;he Intention to make the
affair an far as |>os#lble the formal open
ing of the Democratic national campaign.
William J. Bryan Is expected to siie.ik
briefly, as is also Adlai K. Htevenson, who
has promised to be present. George Fred
Williams and Charles A. Towne wUi also
HAVANA’S NEW C HARTER.
It Will Go Info Effect After Publica
tion Thi* \\ cck.
Havana. July B.—The new charter of the
city of Havana will go into effect Imme
diately after its publication, which will
he this week. The powers of the recently
elec let i officials are thereby greatly in
creased. The city will have control of
all matters within its boundary, particu
larly the establishment and regulation of
the city administration, the adoption of
measures relating to the use, arrange
ment and ornamentation of public ways,
the comfort and heatlh of the Inhabitants,
the promotion of their material and moral
interests ayd the security of their per
sons and property.
Neither the central nor the provincial
ehall have power to intervene
in matters placed under the control of
Ihe city ofllcialu. This gives more com
plete power than was ever before given
to i municipality in the Island. The
granting of a charter to Havana wiil
doubtless be followed by the granting or
charters to other cites ns soon as the doc
uments can be prepared.
The orders for the removal of a large
number of troops from Cuba, recently is
sued, have been gladly welcomed by the
Cubans, and Gen. Wood is in receipt of
many letters from various municipalities
offering thanks for what they call his
disposition to trust the Cubans and de
claring that the entire island is in a
state of absolute tranquility. The Tenth
Infantry. It is believed, will leave ihe Isl
and shortly after the departure of the
regiments now under orders to proceed
Gov. Wood probably will visit the Unit
ed States soon, leaving next Saturday lo
escort Mrs. Wood.
REPUBLICANS WILL MEET.
Full Ticket Will He Nominated In
West Yiriclnl o-
Charleston, W. Va.. July B.—The Repub
lican State Convention meet* here this
week to nominate a full state ticket, se
lect n new state committee and transact
other business preparatory to the presi
dential and state campaigns. While this
is a doubtful or close stnte/or the presi
dential electors and state officers, It is
especially so for United States senator.
The members of the legislature who ore
elected next November select the successor
of Hon. Stephen B. Elkins In the Senate.
Senator Elkins is a candidate for re-elec
tion and will preside* here as the temporary
chairman of the convention, making his
keynote speech on Wednesday. The Dem
ocratic nominee for senator is likely to
be Hon. John T. McOraw of Grafton, who
was the opponent of Senator N. B Scott
at the last election. t McGraw and Elkina
ate both great organizers and every, cjose
county will be hotly contested tot' statfc
senators and members of the house of
delegates, so that the result of tho Mate
ticket and also the presidential electoral
vote of the. state will depend largely on
this senatorial contest.
It is claimed that if the Republicans
should elect their state ticket by a larger
plurality than ever before, they mi.Mht
still frill to have a majority on Joint bal
lot in tlje Legislature. There is no oppo
sition io Hon. A. B. White of Parkers
burg for the nomination for Governor. He
is the close friend of Senators Elkins and
Scott and the favorite of oil the leaders.
He was for years the editor of the Bark
ery burg Journal srwl Is now the Internal
revenue eoUetjtot* for his rtate.
FIGHTING IN LV/.ON.
Eleven American* Killed nnd Sixteen
Manila, July B—The past week's scout
ing in Luzon resulted in eleven Americans
being killed and sixteen wounded. One
hundred an 1 sixty Filipinos were killed
during the week, and eight Americans
who had been prisoners in the hands of ’.he
rebels were surrendered and 100 rifles were
turned over to the United States officials.
The enemy ambushed a wagon train be
tween Irwinng and Nalc. The Third In
fantry lost nine men while on an expedi
tion to punish the laidrones in the delta
of the Rio Grande.
lu Antigua, province of Pa nay, a run
ning fight of three hours' duration result
ed In ,he killing or wounding of seventy
of ll,c enemy. There were no casualties
among the Americans.
The insurgents are slowly accepting the
amnesty provision*. In some instances
the Americans are suspending operations,
in order to give the rebels n eypportunity
to lake advantage of the decree.
WAS SHORT *1,400.
The Shock nf Discovery Canned
Judge Bell's Death.
Ohattnnooga, Tenn., Juiy B.—Postofflee
Inspector Bass of thi* division has noti
fied the inspector In charge that he has
■ ofiipieted an inspection of the posloffiep
at Gainesville. Fla., and found the post
master, Jamei} Bell, short in his accounts
to the amount of *!.tno. The shock of the
discovery caused the death of the post
ANOTHER BIG FIRE.
One nt Worcester. Mass., Cansrd n
Loss of SIOO,OOO.
Worcester. Mass., July B.—Fire to-day
destroyed the property of the E. B. Crane
Lumber Company and the Daniels Corns |
Company, wholesale grocers. Fireman
Lubey was probably fatally injured. I.oss
DIEI.L FOR GOVERNOR.
Ills Friends Want lllm to Re n Can
didate In New York.
Washington, July B.—The Post to-mor
row will say that the friends of Ihe Hon.
Charles H. Duell, commissioner of pat
ents, Intend to press him vigorously as
the next Republican candidate for gov
ernor of New York.
Hodgson Is Safe.
Cape Coast Castle, July B.—A letter from
Sir Frederic Mitchell Hodgson, Governor
of the Gold Coast Colony, dated at Ak
webuu, July l, has been received here,
announcing hi* safety.
Hard Fighting Expected.
Fumsu. July B—The column under com
mand of Col. Wlllcocks. which Is march
ing lo the relief of Blr Frederic Hodgson,
has arrived hero. Hard fighting Is ex
John A. Williams Dead.
Little Rock, Ark.. July B.—Hon. John A.
Williams. Judge of the United States Dis
trict Court. Eastern district of Arkansas,
is dead. He was appointed by President
ilarrUou In 1890*
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK,|I A YEAR
REPORT OF INTERSTATE COM
MERCE COMMISSION IS OUT.
INTERESTING DATA GIVEN.
HECOnn OF THE YEA 1( SHOWED
mi'ROVEMEVr O.V THE W HOLE.
\ nrrr.RMP in Hu* (iumlor of Rond,
in lb. Hnn.ln of Hi'pt-Ivon* —Total
Mllongp In (lie I Staton li.S-1,-
•(((*—30,7011 Locomottvon in Srvie©
n( (h. Clone of the Fineaf Year.
S u ailier of I’fnoiiif F.niployod W n.
Washington, July B.—The statistical re
port. of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion for the year ended June 30, 1899, show*
that the number of railways In the hand*
of receivers on that date was 71, a net de
crease of 23 as compared with June 30,
1898. The number of roads placed in the
hands of receivers durins the year was
16, and the number removed from their
management was 33.
On June 30, 1899, the total single tradk
mileage in the United States was 189.294,
an Increase for the year of 2,898. This In
crease is greater than any year since 1898.
The aggregate length of mileage, includ
ing tracks of all kinds, was 252.361.
at the end of the star, or 169 more than
for tlie year ended June 30, 1898, and the
totol number of care of all classes In Ihe
service was 1,373,916, an Increase of 19,742,
The number of persons employed on
railroads was 928,921, an Increase for the
year of 54,366. The amount of railway
capital outstanding was 811,033,354,898, or a
capitalization of *60,556 per mile of line.
The amount of capital stock paying no
dividend was *3,275,509,181, or 59.39 per cent,
of the total sum outstanding and the
amount of funded debt, excluding equip
ment trust obligations, which paid no in
terest, was *592,110.746. The number of
passengers carried during ihe year was
323,126.508, an Increase for the year of
The number of tons of freight carried
was 959,768,583, an Increase of 80,757,276.
The gross earnings of the roads were *l,-
313.310.618. an Increase over the previous
year of *66,284,497.
The operating expenses are shown to
have been *856,035,999, an increase of *38,-
995.723. The amount of dividends declared
during Ihe year was tllUSildW
The total number of casualties to per
sons on account of railway accidents wa.
51.743, the number of persons killed being
7,123, and Ihe number Injured 14 630, The
number of passengers killed during the
year was 239, an increase of 18, and ti,
number Injured 3.442. an Increase of 497, or
one passenger was killed for every 2,189,023
carried, and one Injured for every 1.51,998
carried. Of railway employes, 2.210 were
killed and 34,923 were Injured during ihe
MEWS PROM SOI'TH AFRICA.
Heera Ineffectually Attueked Gen.
ltiillrr’M f jroi'l.
!/onc)on. July 9. I-ate new# from South
Africa reports that the Boers Ineffectually
attacked (Jon. Fuller's escort between
Slandcrton and Heidelberg on Saturady, a#
he was returning fiom a visit to Lord
The Boers attacked the Fbksburg gar.
rlson at midnight on Tuesday, but were
driven off after forty-five minutes’ fight
t .* j n Brabant, on July 5, occupied Dern
tx'fg. between Senekal mid Winburg,
which served as a base for hands afsail
t ot. Mahon of (Jen. Hutton's mounted
troops, on July fi and 7. engaged 3,000 Boers
cart of Broukersprult and drove them oft.
The Br.tlsh casualties numbered 33.
CARS HK'f HIiAU-o\.
Injuring Eleven Persona, Five Seri
Scranton, Pa., July B.—Two electric cara
on the Scranton Company's Duryea Una
collided head-on to-day at Old Forge, In
juring eleven persons, five seriously.
Mischievous boys, it is supposed, tam
pered with the switch signal, and both
ears got Into the same block. Midway be
tween the switches is a deep hollow, in
w hich a sharp curve obstructs the view of
the opposite side. The ears met at the
curve. The northbound car, with five pas
sengers aboard, mounted the other which,
had slxty-twd passengers, and ploughed
through Its front as far as the third teat.
MORE BODIES FOI ND.
Those From the Snnle Were Horrible
to Look Vpou.
New York, July B.—Three more bodies
were found to-day on the Saale. Till*
makes twenty-nine bodies that have thus
far been taken from the wreck of the
Baale since the fire, and 146 bodies In all
The bodies recovered to-day were all
found In the second cabin in the after
pi rt of Ihe ship, and they w::re horrible
sights to look upon. They hud very lit
tle clothing on. and were all victims of
fire. They could not be identified.
McUIIRE MADE CHAIRMAN.
He Will Direct the New York Guber
Albany, N. Y., July B.—Chairman Frank
Campbell of the Democratic State Com
mittee, has appointed Mayor James K.
McGuire of Syracuse chal man of th
Executive Committee of that tiiy. As the
held of this committee, Mayor McUulr*
will handle and dlttci the gubernatorial
campaign in the stale this fall.
Mayor McGuire was a conspicuous fig
ure pt the national Democratic conven
tion nt Kansas City by reason of hi*
staunch support of ex-Senator Hill.
WELCOMED BY PORTUGUESE.
The Boer* Seeui to Dc Trekking
From Their Own.
London. July 9.—The Times’ Lorenzo
Marquez correspondent soys, under date
of July 7:
"A general movement of Boer settler*
into Oaznland, Portuguese territory.
cc ms to be contemplated. Already largo
herds have been driven across the bor
der. The Portuguese welcome the move