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E ' J H. ESTILL, President.
viewed with hope.
OlTl.OOlv IV CHINA IS NOT NOW SD
CHING RISES to the rescue.
His E>rot SAL HELPED THE CAUSE
OF THE FOREIGNERS.
Chine Hold Ammunition and Pre
sented Bier Guns Dei hr Fired Ipon
the Legation*—Pekin the Key to
t l,e Situation—Empress Dowager
Is Deported Still Alive—Allies at
Thu Twin Having ua Unpleasant
Time— Advance Will lie Difficult.
Ixi. on. July 10, 3:25 a. m.—With the
foreign' rs in Pekin probably safe amid
vil war, with Prince Ching on their
side, with the powers united, and their
f , constantly increasing, the outlook
jn Ci. na is now* rather more hopeful than
it has been for a mor.th past.
It appears from the cautious statement
given out by Tao Tai Shvng in Shanghai
ihat the reason the heavy guns bearing
it. ti.c legations at Pekin were not used
is that Prince Ching, who is served by
rr ops, seized all the artillery amrnu
nitior:. Sl.eng likewise intimates that
yung Lu, commander-in-chief of the
nrrthern army, is associated with Prince
Ching in opposing Prince Tuan’s fero
cious designs and distatorial ambition.
Sheng.who appears to be the sole Shang
hai conduit of Pekin news, cheers the for
eign consuls by these confidential com
munications, but takes excessive precau
tions to prevent the Chinese from think
ing him friendly to the foreigners.
T:.’ feeling of unrest in the southern
er.a central provinces continues. The mem
bers of the official class in those provinces
strive to remain neutral, with leaning to
ward he foreigners until they-shall see
whether the moderate or extreme fictions
wj.i win in Pekin. Prince Ching seems
to be standing for the dynasty and the old
order Prince Tuan’s inordinate am
From a foreign viewpoint, the capture
of Pekin is the key to the situation, as
there is a fear, according the Daily
Mail’s Shanghai correspondent, that delay
now means 100 recruits for the Boxers for
every soldier of the allies in the land.
Two couriers arrived at Tien Tsin on
July 1 from Pekin. One brought a let
ter trom Sir Claude MacDonald, the Brit
ish Minister, to the same effect as that
previously received from Sir Robert Hart.
Tie couriers confirm the report of the
death of Baron von Ketteler. They say
tr.fi. Prince Ching is trying his utmost
to protect the foreigners, but that the na
tive feeling against the wlrites is strong.
Two : c’h officials, opposed to the Boxers,
tre reported by the couriers to have been
Sir Claude MacDonaldra
lftk.' is dated f6ur days curlier than that
of S;r Robert Hart. * i v
Aci -; :ch to a news agency here, dated
T:-n Tsin. July 2, says:
"The Empress Dowager, so far from be
ing i ad, is actively striving to prevent
the tactions lighting. Prince Ching has
informed her that he would rather lose
Ins h* ad than be constantly obliged to
warn her of the consequences of the pro
longation of the present anarchy. Prince
Tuan is quite willing that Ching should
be decapitated, but the Dowager Empress
w not allow this. Prince Tuan has de
:l<l that he will take full responsibility.
He purposes to retake Tien Tsin and Ta
lc; Outside of Pekin, except in the Pe-
Chlli and Shang Tung country, the peo
ple* are supremely indifferent.” )
However all this may be, the allies at
Tien Tsin are having an exceedingly un
pF-'-ant time. The las 4 engagement of
which news has come through occurred
on July 6. The Chinese artillery opened
a- dawn. Their fife was mdre accurate
and their ammunition better, the shells
exploding with precision and setting fire i
to several buildings. H. M. S. Terrible’s
guns again quieted the Chinese, who,
fl£ndn shifting their artillery, reopened the
attack in the afternoon, but a thunder
storm breaking, the Chinese suddenly
Q ' The allies immediately attacked
land drove the Chinese from their works,
but lost thirty killed or wounded in so
doing. The non-combatants are leaving
j Ti n Tsin, and the'opinion of a minority
favors *he military leaving also.
Stories of colossal Chinese armies gath
er: v ontinue to worry not only the rank
and f.;e, blit the commanders, who admit
the uncertainty of reconnaissances and
the complete absence of an effective in
rvn department. Chinese informa-
T or, is received with extreme distrust.
It is obvious that, though there are
• iiousands of Chinese camned by the
nothing can be done at present, ex-
to await the arrival of reinforce
ments The rainy season has set in. and
'bit* makes tfoing into the interior most
The country between Pekin and
T ; ' n Tsin in other years has been fre
flooded. River transport is almost
impossible, and the railway is practically
on-existent, and must be' entirely re
* ' Military opinion is unanimous that
' r legations did not need telief it
n °"‘l'l he foolish to attempt to advance
ARE SAFE l\ JAPAN.
Ladles of Mlsnlonnry .Stations Are
N>w York, July 9.—Rev*. Joshua Kim
assistant secretary of the Protestant
‘ °pal Missionary Society, to-day rc
tf iv ‘ and a cablegram from Bishop Freder
' Ih Graves, in answer to one of tn
f,U:rv I nt on Saturday. Bishop Graves
1! ' IP bishop of Shanghai and the Tang
Sr yuiley. His cablegram reads:
All sa*fe>. Ladies In Japan. Notify
f Protestant Episcopal Church has
’ Mans in North China, but It has
'J’i°ns for a thousand miles along the
v V;n Yang Tse river. Mr. Kimber un
uvls the Bishop’s message to mean
cl the white women in the Protest
-1 pisropa] missions in China, wherever
■ '‘ I. already have gone to Japan.
"lf.L!\M\S words to them.
He Addressed His Squadron
Round for \in.
1 Ju|y 9.-The German East Asistlc
!ron sailed this morning for China.
r William and Prince Henry of
witnessed the departure of the
*’ ,rs hlp*.
A •'•.sing the First Naval Division,
to fis departure for China, Emperor
nm said: -?
, , Is the tlrst division of armored
' hich 1 send abroad. Remember,
Pr , 1,1 have ,0 flht a cunning foe,
th, 1 vl:h modern weapons, to avenge
•jcrnun blood which has flowed. But
spare the women and children. I shall
not rest till China is subdued and all
the bloody deeds are avenged. You will
fight together with the troops of various
nationalities. See that you maintain good
comradeship with them.”
LOOKS MORE HOPEFUL.
-'°' T Thonglit tlie Pekin Legations
May Re Safe.
Washington. July 9.—Though fearful of
giving false encouragement, the State De
partment officials are bound to admit to
day that there is reason for hone now
respecting the welfare of the legations at
Pekin. Minister Wu’s cablegram from
Sheng, taken in connection with the re
port of Admiral Bruce from Tien Tsin.
has done much to encourage this hopeful
reeling. Mr. Wu brought his telegram
to the State Department this morning in
person and pointed out to Secretary Hay
what he regarded as some significant and
gratifying features of his dispatch. Such
for instance, was Sheng’s description of
the Chinese who are attacking the lega
tions as “rebellious troops and rioters,”
and the positive statement that the Chi
nese government is opposing them.
Mr. Wu says that Prince Ching, who.
according to Admiral BrUbe, is attacking
the Boxers, is not only the head of the
tsung li yomen, but also is commandant
of one of the Pekin garrisons. There are
several garrisons in Pekin. each composed
of a separate nationality, and Ching com
mands the Manchu force. At last advices
this force comprised about 10,000 soldiers.
They had been drilled in foreign tactics
at the military school of 'the North by
instructors, who had themselves been
taught the art of war by German army
officers, and who undoubtedly prove very
The minister noted that the Boxer
movement had degenerated into rioting
and looting, all principle having been lost,
and so it was reasonable to expect that
Hie strongest and best and most influen
tial of the Chinese mandarins would find
it necessary to combine to crush them,
from an instinct of self-preservation and
regardless of their foreign or anti-foreign
MATH HAS ARRIAED.
Correspondent Announces the Regi
ment nt Tnkti.
London, July 10.—The Dally Mali’s cor
respondent at Che Foo announces, under
date of July 7, that the Ninth United
States Infantry has arrived at Taku.
MO WORD AT WASHINGTON.
No Ileport Received as to the Ninth
Washington, July 9—Owing to the un
certainty as to the whereabouts of the
transport Logan with the Ninth Infantry
aboard. Secretary Long to-day, at the sug
gestion of Secretary Root, sent a cable
message to Admiral Kempff at Taku ask
ing for definite information on the subject.
The Logan left Manila on the 27th ultimo
and was counted upon to make the run
to Taku In seven days. In case expecta
tions were realized, she arrived at the
Chinese port July 4. *
Little doubt is entertained that these
troops already have arrived at Taku, and
it Is even believed that they have gone
up the river in small boats to Tien Tsin,
where they were urgently needed.
AVU WIRED OF UEAVAHDS.
They Are Offered for Any AA’lio Afny
Save the Besieged.
Washington, July 9 —Minister Wu has
cabled to Sheng, the director general of
imperial posts at Shanghai, and to the
Viceroy of Nankin a request that they take
stops to have It made known in Pekin
and vicinity that heavy rewards will be
paid by the American people for the sal
vation of the people in the legations.
The minister did not make this repre
sentation upon the authorization of the
United States government, but upon many
statements that had been made to him
by prominent American citizens. He was
approached yesterday by some ladies,
friends and relatives of some of the peo
ple who were with Minister Conger when
the outbreak occurred, beseeching him to
offer rewards, which they would pay, to
any one who would help the besieged.
JAPAN IS QUITE HEADY.
Baron Hnjnshi Says She Can Pot
22,04 K) Men in tile Field.
London, July 10.—Baron Hayashl, being
asked by a representative of the Daily
Chronicle: “Do you understand that Ja
pan has now been allowed a free hand
to settle the trouble?" replied:
"I do not understand so, but I know
lhat Japan is quite willing to do all in her
power to bring the rising to an end, along
with the other Powers, Japan is ready
to put twenty-two thousand men in the
RUSSIA IS CONTENT.
Perfectly AVllling Tlint Jnpnn Should
Help AVlilp China.
St. Petersburg. July 9.—Authoritative
information just obtained confirms the re
port that Russia has consented, and is
even desirous that Japan should co-operate
in the pacification of China.
Russia places no limit on the number of
Japanese troops to be employed, and only
stipulates that this agreement Is not to
constitute n mandate, whereby Japan
will obtain a privileged position. Japan,
It is added, must co-operate in the work
of pacification on the same conditions as
the other Pow.ers.
AVI? GETS A MESSAGE.
He Is Informed of the Protection of
Washington, July 9,-The following tel
egram was received last night by Minister
Wu from Sheng, director general of the
Imperial telegraphs at Shanghai, dated
''July 3.—Two legations in Pekin slid
preserved. All ministers safe. Rebellious
troops und rioters make attacks, but suf
fer many losses. Imperial troops are pro
tecting, but meet much difficulty In doing
go. It is feared that food and ammuni
tion are exhausted.”
CHING MAY BE HELPING.
flrure Thinks lie Mny Be Profeetlng
London, July 9,-Admlral Bruce has sent
a telegram to the admiralty department
from Taku. under date of July 7, to the
effect that there are grounds for hoping
that Prince Ching, with his army, is at
(Continued on Fifth Page.*
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1900.
PLAN OF CAMPAIGN.
OUTLINED AND AGREED UPON BY
THREE PARTIES’ COMMITTEE.
ALL WILL HAVE A HAND IN THE
Personnel of Committees Left AVitlt
Chairman Jones— He Will An
nounce It at Chicago Within a
Few Days—llryan Not to Tour the
Country ns in ISfHJ— Stevenson at
Lincoln—Stevenson, Urjan un<l
Tonne Called on for Speeches.
Lincoln, Neb., July 9. Plans for the
Democratic national campaign of 1900
were outlined and practically agreed upon
to-day at a protracted conference of the
leaders of the party.
The plan includes the appointment of a
campaign committee, as agreed upon by
representatives of the Democratic, Silver
Republican and Populist parties at Kan
sas City. This committee will include
members of all three parties, and, per
haps, also, Democrats not members of
the National Committee, but who are
prominent in the councils of the party.
This committee will, it is said, have
charge, in a measure, of the practical
working of the campaign, and will work
for fusion on state and congressional
tickets whenever possible.
The Press and Executive Committee, it
is expected, will, with one or two excep
tions, be the same as last year.
The personnel of all the committees
was left in the hands of Chairman Jonos.
The question of national headquarters was
also ieft in his hands. It was stated that
Chicago would probably be selected.
Mr. Bryan said to-day that he had made
no plans os to the part he would take
in the campaign, and would not do so un
til he had conferred further with the party
loaders. The subject was discussed at the
meeting, as well as the amount of cam
paign work to be done by Mr. Stevenson,
although this feature will not be fully
decided on until after formal notification
of their nomination has been given by
Bryan and Stevenson, which probably* will
not be for several weeks.
Committeeman Johnson of Kansas,
stated after the meeting that an under
standing exists that Mr. Bryan will not
tour the country as he did during the
campaign of 1896. but will make trips from
time to time to the larger centers of pop
ulation, remaining in Lincoln a great de.i!
of the time. Many visitors are expected
here during the campaign, and Lincoln
will, in a way, be a central point in the
Mr. Towne may not annount*e his de
cision in regard to the vice presidency for
several days, althoug several Populist
leaders in the city stated to-day that he
might announce his withdrawal to the
Populist Executive Committee to-morrow.
Democratic leaders, however, state that
the whole question ha*s been postponed un
til after the Middle-of-the-Road State
Populist Convention, to he held at Grand
Island, Neb.. July 20. The attitude taken
by that wing of the Populist party and the
strength developed by them will, it is
said, be observed as a criterion in other
Populist states, and should no serious de
fection from the regular Populists, on ac
count of Mr. Towne’s defeat in the Demo
cratic convention, be noticed, a conference
with the Populist leaders will then be
held, at which time, it is expected, Mr.
Towne's withdrawal will be announced.
Senator Jones and Committeeman Stone,
Campaii and Johnsofi left for Chicago to
A number of changes are expected in
the Ways aiul Means Committee. True L.
Norris of New Hampshire, will, it is
steted, take the place of Alex Troup on
the Press, and Norman E. Mack, the
place of Frank Campbell on the Executive
Adlai E. Stevenson. Democratic nominee
for the vice presidency, arrived in Lin
coln to-day, to attend <he conference of
the Democratic leaders. Mr. Bryan and
Senator Jones warmly greeted Mr. Stev
enson before he left the train. Alighting
from the car, Mr. Stevenson shook hands
with other members of Mr. Bryan’s party,
including Charles A. Towne, National
Committeemen Campau of Michigan.
Johnson of Kansas, Stone of Missouri,
Daniels of North Carolina, Sergeant-m-
Arms John Martin, and Gov. Poynter.
Arm in arm with Mr. Bryan, he walked
down the long platform between two
lines of cheering spectators to the car
riages, The party was driven immediate
ly to the Lincoln Hotel. Here two or three
thousand people had gathered. As soon
as Messrs. Bryan and Stevenson alighted
there were demands for a speech. Mr.
“I can only say to you, fellow citizens:,
that I thank you for this cordial welcome
I am too modest a man to make the first
speech when I stand in the presence of
the next President. At some future time
I will do myself the honor to address the
Bryan men. which means the Democrats,
Populists and Free Silver Republicans, all
the elements in opposition to the Repub
lican party. I thank you for this honor.”
Mr. Bryan and Mr. Stevenson, standing
together, then shook hands with several
hundred people, who passed in line rapid
ly before them. But. ns they turned to
go up stairs to where the Democratic Con
ference Committee was to meet, the crowd
.'houied for Bryan. He shook his head,
but the crowd insisted.
T nm glad so many have turned out on
short notice to greet Mr. Stevenson,” he
saiil. “I want him to feel that when he
nines 10 Nebraska he comes among
friends, and when he goes back to Illi
nois, to help us carry Illinois, I want him
to tell them there im no doubt of Ne
Then shouts went up for Towme. Mr.
Towne said: “I am perfectly aware that
this welcome Is for the principle I repre
sent, and that you all believe In It, and I
do justice to your high sense of patriot
ism. There never was a period in the
history of our country when such a crisis
was impending. I propose from now on
to give all the power I possess to the
advocacy of iho principles our grand
Former Gov. Stone, George Fred Wil
liams of Massachusetts, “Cyclone” Davis
of Texas and Senator Jones also address
ed the crowd. Shortly afterward the
members of the Conference Committee
went into#secret session.
Those present at the conference were
W. J. Bryan, Adlai E. Stevenson, Charles
\. Towne, Senator J. K. Jones, chairman
of the National Committee, and National
Committeemen Stone of Missouri. Cam
pau of Michigan and Johnson of Kansas.
Every phase of the political outlook wan
thoroughly discussed, and when the meet
ing adjourned, after a session of several
hours, the general plan of the Democratic
campaign had been practically agreed
upon Senator Jones announced that the
personnel of the Press, Executive, Ways
and Means and Campaign Committees
would probably be given out by him in
Chicago within two or three days.
WHY IT WAS* PIT IN’.
Richardson Tell* About the 16 to 1
Washington, July 9—The Post to-mor
row will print an interview with Repre
sentative Richardson of Tennessee, who
was permanent chairman of the Demo
cratic convention at Kansas City, in
which he says, regarding the Democratic
“The controlling reaon for using the
phrase 16 to 1 in the platform was because
some thought that, while free silver was
not the issue of this year, yet were it
omitted, the. very fact of the omission
would give it more prominence and possi
bly cause it to be discussed more than if
it were simply repeated in the platlorm.
The argument was that if it were left
out of the platform it would be an issue,
but if it were put into the platform it
would be superseded by the great issue
"Will the platform command the sup
port of those who four years ago broke
away from the Democratic party?”. Mr.
Rlyhardson was asked.
’T have been gratified,” he answered,
“to see that the nominees and the plat
form have met with so great favor with
the Eastern press. A few have criticised
it, hut only a few. and the great bulk
of the Democratic press is once more to
be in line with the party. With this
unanimity I feel quite- sure that we can
carry enough of the Eastern and Mladle
states to win the election.”
Mr. Richardson plans to remain in
Washington for some time, and to under
take actively the work of the congres
sional campaign, which will be managed
for the Democrats from Washington.
BIG TIME AT LINCOLN.
Hell-Known Speakers Will Be
Heard at the Meeting*.
Lincoln, Neb.. July 9.—Speakers of na
tional reputation will take part in the
political meetings to be held here to
morrow. Two ipeetings will be held, one
at 2 p. m., in the Auditorium, and one
at 8 p. m., on the Capitol grounds.
W. J. Bryan will speak briefly, prob
ably at the evening meeting. Among the
speakers will be Charles A. Towne, “Cy
cione” Davis of Texas and Gen. James B.
Weaver. Webster Davis, Congressman
Shnfroth of Colorado and Senator Allen
of Nebraska are also expected to speak.
Excursion trains will be run from all over
>ume of tlie Dcnd Dragged Forth
a Political Shibboleth.
Louisville. July 9.—Republican leaders
from all over Kentucky and several anti-
Goebel Democrats held a conference her
tp-day smd decided, in their wprds. to
have a “hurrah” campaign in Kentucky
this year, beginning it by running special
trains from all over
ville on Jijiy 17,. when the state conven
tion will be held hc-re.
Informally, the conference derided that
anti-Goebel Democrats should be invited
to affiliate with the Republicans, and ex
pr-ssed the opinion that there .‘ffiould be
but one plank in the state platform, and
this one was referred to as “anti-Goebel
GATHERING AT CHARLESTON.
Republicans Will Hold the West Vir
Charleston, W. Va., July 9.—The capital
is rapidly filling up to-night with Repub
licans from all over the sta,te for the
State Convention, which convenes here
Wednesday noon. Senator Elkins, who is
to be temporary chairman, will arrive to
morrow* from his home, at Elkins.
Hon. A. B. White of Parkersburg, col
lector of internal revenue for the district
of West Virginia, has no opposition for
the governorship and will be nominated
THE RAINS IN INDIA.
Cnrzon Report* Them Fairly General
In Some Districts.
London, July 9.—The secretary of state
for India, Lord George Hamilton, has re
ceived the following from the Viceroy of
India, Lord Curzon of Kedleaton:
“The rainfall has been fairly general
this week in Bombay, Deccan, Bernr.
Khandelsh, the central provinces of the
Gangetlc plain, and the Punjab, but has
been much below thr average for these
tracts, except in Deccan. Little or no
rain has fallen in Rajpobtane, Guerat and
“The cholera mortality continues high
in Bombay. The May mortality there was
appalling. The number of persons re
ceiving relief is 6,013,000.*'
The Governor of Bombay telegraphs to
the foreign office as follow*:
‘There were 10,320 deaths from cholera
and 6,502 fatalities in the famine district
during the last week in June. The total
deaths among the members on the relief
works in the British district were 5,321."
STRENGTH IN THE ISLANDS.
Adjutant General'* Statement Enu
Washington, July 9.—A statement pre
pared by the adjutant general, shows that
the total strength of the United Suites
Army in the Philippines on June 30, last,
was 63.426 officers and men. Of that num
ber 31,821 were regulars and 31.605 volun
teers, distributed among the different arms
Infantry, 54,368 officer* and men; cavalry,
3.492; artillery. 2.291. and staff corps, 3.276.
The total strength given above includes
1,310 officers and men of Ninth Infan
try, since transferred to China.
YET ANOTHER U AH.
The ifrlcll* Scent Inclined to Trouble
London, July 10.—Advices to the Ex
press from Peshawur, in the Punjab, un
der date of June 19,• says 600 Afrldla
made a sudden night descent on 200 Af
ghans, who were engaged in building a
fort near Dccca, and killed a number of
them. It is feared In some official In
dian circles that another Afridi war Is
t a Idea ram From Hodgson.
London. July 9 —The colonial office to
day irisued the text of a cablegram from
the Governor of the Gold Coast, Sir Fred
erick Mitchell Hodgson, dared Akwaboslr,
July 1. which said he crossed the Ofin
river with the force that left Kumassi.
accompanied by Lady Hodgson and other
Europeans. A special service officer and
an assistant inspector died of wounds and
hardships The Journey he adds, wus
APPEARED BEFORE SHIELDS IX
THE GRKENE-G AV NOH ( ASK.
HARD TO GET SPECIFICATIONS.
ED. GAY NOR OFFERED HIM f S3OO
NOT TO RID FOR 111 NTING *V (O.
Gaynor Told Him He Had Better
Take the .Money-—Wltiie** Further
Said Gnynur llad Sulmtltuted One
Rid for Another Juat Before Carter
Opened the Hunch—Sterley Identi
fied Letter* That Went to Corrob
orate Aguen’ii Testimony.
New York. July 9 —Hearing was resum
ed to-day before United States Commis
sioner Shields in the proceedings for the
removal of the cases of Benjamin D.
Greene, John F. Gaynor, W. T. Guynor
and E. H. Gaynor. accused of conspiring
with Capt. Oberlln M. Carter to defraud
the Untied States government, to t lie
jurisdiction of the Georgia federal court.
\Thomas J. Agnew was the first witness
to-day. He was with the contracting firm
of E. H. Hunting & Cos. of Savannah in
1894, and told of the difficulty his firm
had in securing a copy of specifications
from Capt. Carter. He identified a let
ter of protest written to Capt. Carter,
under date of Sept. 21, 1894.
Mr. Agnew said he called at the gov
ernment office, and the clerk told him
the specifications could only be obtained
from Capt. Carter. He wus unable to
secure access to Capt. Carter. The speci
fications were sent to him some days"
after he sent his letter of protest. They
were obtained through the influence of a
friend. Hunting & Cos. made a bid at
the last moment. E. H. Gaynor offered
him, the witness said, SSOO to refrain from
putting in a bid. He declined to accept
the money, and Johu Gaynor told him he
hod better take it.
Mr. Agnew said he then went into the
engineer's office and saw three sealed en
velopes indorsed “Bids” on Capt. Carter’s
table. Edward Gaynor. the witness said,
walked to the table and took up one en
velope and substituted another for it.
That was about two minutes of 12
o’clock, and at 12 o’clock Capt. Carter
opened the bids. The witness said he
supposed all the bids except his own were
made for the Atlantic Construction Com
pany, and that the last put in, and pre
sumably the lowest bid, would not have
been put in had he consented to accept
the SSOO offered to him.
J. W. O. Sterley, chief clerk in the en
gineer’s department, identified certain let
ters and contrac ts ns part of the records
of the United States engineer’s depart#
ment. The papers corroborated portions
of Mr. AgnOw’s testimony. Commis
sioner Shields admitted the papers mark
ed for identification in evidence.
All the afternoon session was taken up
by the presentation of and arguments
over the exhibits. The hearing will be
PER sole AM TIES IN THE CASE.
Those Who Appear and Are Con
cerned In the Hearing.
New York. July 8 —lt Is evident that B.
D. Greene, and the Gaynor* are miking
the fight of their lives to avoid, if possi
ble, being returned to Savannah for trial
on . charges of conspiracy. Tills was ap
parent at the outset of rhe hearing before
Commissioner John A. Shields on Friday
afternoon. No sooner had the moment for
the-hearing arrived than Mr. Abram J.
Rose, who. with his partner, Mr. Kellogg,
is representing the defendants, interposed
a sweeping objection to the whole pro
ceeding. even before 4he order signed by
Judge Brow’n providing for the hearing
had been read.
District Attorney Marion Erwin, who is
conducting the case alone in behalf of the
government, buggesred the advisability
of having the order read, which was done.
Mr. Rose’s objection to the proceeding
on the ground of a la°k of jurisdiction
was then promptly overruled by the com
Commissioner Shields has a roomy
court in the Postofflce building. The Gay
nor hearing, however, dees not seem a
sufficient drawing card here to fill i . The
district, attorney, Capt. C. E. Gillette. Mr.
J. W. O. Sterley defendants and their
counsel, and half a dozen reporters, con
stitute the audience nt the hearings. Mr.
M. A. Connolly, whb is here, drop.* in
and out as an interested spectator, and
the witnesses are on hand as ihey are
OlijrotiMK to Everything;.
The first witness heard when the com
missioner had Ordered the trial to pro
ceed was Col. Goodyear of Brunswick
harbor fame. It was designed to show
that Capt. Carter had opposed Col. Good
year's plan of work, recommending in
stead Jetties and dredging, the inference
being that this work was wanted for the
Atlantic' Contracting Company so that it
might down another slice of govern
Messrs. Rose and Kellogg objected to
Col. Goodyear’s testimony as a whole.
When it was allowed, they began to enter
objections to the individual* questions in
many cases on purely technical ground*.
This was kept up during the entire ex
amination of the witness, and of every
witness since examined and with a pros
pect of being continued to the end of the
hearing, in spite of the faqt that it is mere
ly preliminary. It was quite apparent
that they intend to make as hard a fight
before the commissioner as they would in
court should the case go there. It is a
light to keep the case out of
court if possible, and It is safe
to say the New York end of
it. at bast, will not end with the com
missioners’ court, should the decision be
adverse to th and fend nts
Commissioner Shields seems Inclined to
go thoroughly into the evidence, and he
Is overruling many of the object ions of
the dff ndants’ couna-1, in fact ,t may
he said that most of the testimony go* h
In tvlih objections noted. It looks, how
ever, as If the hearing will be long
drawn out—probably two or thro wh k
or a month will be r qulred at the pres
ent rate to get the fully before the
commissioner. The objections of the and
- < onns*l will be r sponsib’c* lor
much of the delay.
Home of flic AVitnc**e*.
There are verv few of the witnesses
here at present. They are coming In two
or three at a .time os they are needed.
Wm. H. Venable of Atlanta, and T. J.
Agnew of Savannah were on the stand
yesterday. Both w**re witnesses in th*
carter cage, principally as to the dtffl&ul-
ty of getting specifications and informa
tion about contracts, and also as to why
they were not able to bid on work in
competition with the Atlantic Contract
Mr. Sterley is in charge of all the docu
mentary evidence ns he was during the
court-martial, and has ai hand all the pa
pers from the engineer’s office in Savan
nah, that are needed by Mr. Erwin.
Engineer Cooper from Savannah, is also
here as u witness*. Other witnesses, prin
cipally from among those who testified
in the Carter case, will come in from day
to day next week, as they may be needed.
Mraining Ever) Point.
Should the decision of Commissioner
Shields bo adverse to the defendants, they
will, no doubt, get the matter next be
fore Judge Brown. It is understood that
in the event they ultimately have to re
turn to Savannah, the opening fight in
court there will be upon the Indictment,
and ,i strong effort will be made to show
it is invalid. Should they fail in this the
defense will naturally be that everything
connected with the contracts was regular
and. that the work for which they were
poid by the government was actually per
formed according to the contracts.
The defendants do not conceal their un
willingness to return to Savannah, and
they are hopeful of another victory before
the courts in New York.
There seems to have been some mis
take about the story that Ed. H. Gaynor
was recently superintending some work
at the convict camp near Okeefenokee
swamp. Ho asserts positively that he has
not ben there in more than a year, and
that he has not been in Georgia or near
th re since the indictment was found.
The defendants do not confine themselves
to New York city, as has been commonly
supposed. Col. John F. Gaynor was in
Washington recently, and the others go
and come as they please. However, they
••re keeping at a safe distance from the
WENT TIIROIGH THE RAPIDS. i
Bowser Was Sneer**! ill With Hl*
Boat at Niagara.
Niagara Falls, N. Y.. July 9.—Peter Nls
sen of Chicago, or Mr. Bowser, as he
styles hiimelf, went through the whlrl
pool rapids of the Niagara river this
afternoon in the presence of about 10.00)
persons, in his craft, the FoolktUer.
The boat was towed to a rock about one
mile above the rapids and weeured. The
point was difficult to reach by officials
from either the American or Canadian
shores, who might have been disposed to
interfere with the much-advertised adven
Shortly after 3 o’clock Mr. Bowser was
seen on his boot. A little later James
l>oblmid pulled up in a rowboat and towed
the Fool killer, with Bowser aboard, into
the current. At 3:57 the tart down stream
was actually commenced, but the fickle
eddies kepi the FoolkUler drifting about
until 4:20, when she got into the whirl
pool current and staPrted for the final
Passing under the cantilever bridge, (he
boat took on the speed of an expeess train.
Bowser threw his oar far from him, and
waved his cap. The crowd saw the craft
rise on the crest of a smooth wave and
then dive into the leaping spray ,fnd dis
appear. . P ,
The strange craft turned over and* over
like a top, rolling and plunging until it
passed a bend in the river and the moet
perilous part of the Journey had been pass
ed. The. buoyant craft was kept on the
crest of the waves until submerged again
on the verge, of the whirlpool. Shooting
into the whirlpool, the FoolkUler swung
around and went down like a fishing bob,
but rose again quietly.
For the next fifty-five minutes Bowser
and his beat circled around the whirlpool.
Shortly b fere 6 o’clock the FoolkUler
was carried out to the edge of the rapids
and a line was thrown by Bowser to men
on shore.- who hauled him in Hts first
<1 1 ifs lon was: “How is that for Bow
The FoolkUler Is twenty feet long end
four feet wide and is made of two-inch
pine, with four air-tight compartments.
Ti e keel weighs 1,250 pounds.
Bowser warmed himself t a fire built
on the shore, and put on dry clothing and
appeared to be little the worse for his
“Had I known just how had the whirl
pool rapids are, I would never have at
tempted that trip.” he paid. "After I hod
passed through the first big wave* I real
ized that my hat had been washed off.
Then some waves came over me and I did
not know where I was. I did not know
what was going on until I came, out in
the whirlpool. During fh.it brief time it
st med that a hundred hammers were
pounding my head and my boat. I never
turned over, but we were on our side or
end several time*. and each
time 1 thought I was a goner. If it had
not hern for the shoulder strap*.
whL h I put on the lust minute. I would
have been hurled to death. I was con
scious of nothing except the fearful sensa
tion of being overwhelmed with blows
from every side. I was mighty cold and
tired when I came out at the whirlpool.
Three or four times my breath was nearly
gone, and then the water would open and
I would get a breath of air. I could not
use my steering apparatus. When I got
into the rapids the water took complete
control of the boat, and I simply clung on
and tried to keep my breath in my body.”
SIGHTED \ DERELICT.
She Lie* In the f’onr*e of Oeean
Liner* From \e*v York.
Baltimore. July 9.—Capt. W. W. Gar
field of the schooner Kate E. Perry, which
arrived to-day from New York, reports
that on June 29, in latitude 40.21, longitude
68.54, he sigted the wreck of a large ves
sel, whose deck beams showed from eight
to ten inches above water. The wreck
le* in the course of ocean liners from
New York and is dangerous.
Nearby was picked up a yawl boat on
which was painted "Bessie Markham of
Chatham, N. B.” It is thought that the
derelict is the schooner of that name
bound from Philadelphia to St. Johns,
which was sunk off South Shoal lightship
June 28. in collision with the schooner
Jennie F. Potter.
Electoral College* Met in Chief
Tomm of Mexico.
City of Mexico, July 9.—The electoral
colleges met In the chief towns and cities
all over the republic to-day and cast their
votes for president. The returns will come
in slowly from the outlying states, but
u great majority of the votes were cast
for Gen-. Diaz. Insuring his re-election for
the term of four years, dating from Dec.
% Jjt 10*000,4100 CONTI!ACT.
J. I*. McDonald Will llulld a Railroad
Knoxville, Tcnn., July 9.—J. P. McDon
ald, a Knoxville railroad contractor, has
just been awarded the contract to build
a railroad in Ecuador for the Ecuador As
sociation of Scotland. The contract price
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-\VEEK,SI A YEAR
STRIKE IS ON AGAIN.
EMPLOYE'S RITTER AG AIYST THE
ST. LOl IS TRANSIT CO.
SAY AGREEMENT IS BROKEN.
BOYCOTT AV ILL BE VIGOROUSLY
PISHED AG AIK ST THE LIXE.
Member of file Men'n executive Com
mittee Derlari, There AVtlt Be Vo
luwleiine., Till* Time—The Boy
cott. He Snya, AA ill Destroy the
t'ompouy'a Knrnlnji Power—l*ro|>-
naltlon of the Company for Aratty
AA a Heard.
St. Louis, July 9.—Tht strike against
the St. Louts Transit Company, by its
former employes, which was declared off
on July 2, was ordered renewed to-day
at a meeting of the Street Railway Men’s
t’nlon at the West End Coliseum. To
morrow morning at 5 o’clock was the time*
flxed for the renewal of the boycott on
all the company's lines.
When the strike was settled, on July 2,
there was discontent among the men over
the terms of settlement, and since that
time the dissatisfaction has grown dally.
Charges were made that the company had
failed to keep the agreement of Juty 2.
and a dozen or more Instances were cited
tending <o prove that there had been a
breach of faith.
Several meetings were held during the
week and committees were appointed to
procure proof of infidelity on the part of
the company. At u meeting of the Ex
ecutive Committee of the Railway Men's
Union, hold on Saturday, a batch of affi
davits was presented to the effect that
men had been employed by the comjvany
since. July 2, In violation of the terms of
the agreement of that date.
After a session lasting several hours, the
Executive Committee determined to call
a mass meeting of the street railway men
for,to-day, and to recommend to the meet
ing that the strike be declared on again.
The representatives of the company met
and, through President Whitaker, ad
dressed a letter to the men, denying that
the company hod Intentionally violated the
agreement of July 2. and declaring its In
tention to live up to every condition of
the agreement, both In letter ahd in spirit.
Ered W. Lehmann, attorney for the
company, appeared at the meeting and
offered to submit the question as to wheth
er the company, had broken faith I®
Joseph W. Folk, counsel for (he men, and
liouml the company to abide by Mr. Folk's
judgment in the premises. The proposi
tion was ignored, and by a ununlmoua
vote the ntrike was renewed.
A member of the Executive Committee
: to-day that this was the second
| ,lnl ' * l,|B company hHd broken faith with.
U e nplcyea. and no agreement would
be accepted In the fulute that did rot
! provide for the reinstatement of all old
empktyes within twenty-four hours after
the execution of the agreement,
"There will he no lawlessness or demotv
slrations of violence this time," h- con
i tihued. "P,y means of a vigorous enforce
ment Of the boycott we hope to
destroy the earning capacity of the com
The whole trouble seems to hang upon
a queslloii of facts, the men insisting that
the company had violated Its agreement,
wh C the company.on. the other hand..nr
j phfitleaHy denle* that such is the case.
The men claimed that a verbal agree
ment was entered Into concurrently with
the written agreement, and under the ver-
Ital agreement the company had agreed to
re-employ all the okl men In sixty days,
seniority in the service determining the
priority of re-emnloyment.
( The officers of the company declare that
there was no such verbal understanding,
and that the*only agreement made by ihe lr >
was the written one, which was published
at the time.
THEY ARE ARRAIGNED.
Alleged Murderer* of William Goe~
l*el Appeared In Coart.
Georgetown. Ky., July 9.-The cases of
the commonwealth against Youtsey, Pow
ers. Davis, Whittaker and Combs, charged
with complicity in the murder of William
Goebel at Frankfort. Jan. 30, were called
before Judge Cantrlll to-day.
All persons who entered the court room
were searched. In addition to the imposing
array of counsel on each side and the large
number of witnesses from all parts of the
state, a big crowd of spectators thronged
The case against ex-Secretary of State
Caleb Powers was the first called. The
prosecution asked and was granted an or
der on the Jailor of Franklin county to
bring as witnesses the eu3rects t * Culton an.j
Noaks, who are in jail hi Frankfort. Pow
ers was brought into court looking none
the worse for his confinement since March
Ninety-seven witnesses for the prosecu
tion were called. nd the prosecution an
nounced itself ready for trial. The de
fense was given until 2:30 o’clock to make
up Its list of witnesses.
When the court reconvened this after
noon. ex-Gov Brown for the defense,
stated that the attorneys for that side
had held a consultation, but had been
unable to decide whether they would g>
li iu trial, as they did not know what
number of their witnesses iff* present, but
assured the court that he and hla clients
are anxious for a trial at once, if it Is
possible, and. at the same time, prudent.
He asked until to-morrow at 9 o’clock
for the attorney* to decide whether to go
to trial or to ask a continuance, and tltn©
FOUR MORE RECOVERED.
One Hundred mid Fifty Bodies Hare
Been llrmijtlit to Light.
New York, July 9.—Four bodies were
recovered to-day from the wreck of the
steamer Saule. This makes 150 corpses
thus far recovered of the victims of the
fire which destroyed the North German
Lloyd pier at Hoboken, and burned the
steamers Saale, Bremen and Main on
THU STRIKES AT ROTTF.HDAM. '
Striker* Fired on thr Soldier.,
Woundlnu Ten of Them.*'
Rotterdam, July 9.—The strike of dock
laborers and car men here ho.* assumed a
moot serious aspect. The strikers to-day
fired upon the soldiers, wounding ten of
them. The gsrrlsons have been rein
forced, end warships are protecting the