The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, July 14, 1900, Image 1

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the morning news. Wished 1850- •- - Incorporated IBSS E * J H. ESTILL, President. driving the allies. chiSE sb force them to con. tract their tines. guns sweep the streets. heathen have mooted twelve more to advantage. (oD ,t„nt Fire Frota the Giino Hen- Jer, Position After Position In tenable— Cossack* Scored a Sue- C e* hF Killing 8,000 Men and Coiilnrlng Six Krupp Guns —No y„, yet Front Pekin—Ll to Slay j u ( anton. London, July 14.—The scanty cable dis patches received to-day odd nothing to the knowledge in London of the Chinese situ ation. I( is stated positively from Canton that 1,1 Hung Chang will remain there until the allied troops have defeated Prince Tuan? forces, and then will go'north to lend hi? powerful aid in arranging terms of peace, co-operating with Prince Ching, l ung I.u and the other pro-foreign vice roys For the present, Li Hung Chang considers that he can best control and direct the viceroys from Canton and also keep in check the turbulent province of Kwang Tung. All the foreigners and missionaries have evacuated Wen Chau and have arrived at King To. Large bodies of Boxers appear ed at Wen Chau and threatened to exter num te the foreigners and Christians. They also distributed banners, badges and Inflammatory anti-foreign appeals. The Tien Tsin correspondent of the Ex press. fejegraphing under date of July 9, asserts that the Chinese are daily driving in the allies. They ha,ve mounted, says the correspondent, twelve fresh guns In advantageous positions with which they ar sweeping the streets of the foreign settlement, the incessant fire rendering position after position quite untenable. The Daily Mail's St. Petersburg corre spondent says that in the last six-hours' battle outside of Tien Tsin, the Cossacks captured six Krupp guns and killed num bers of fleeing Boxers. The Chinese lost 3,000 killed, including Gen. Kek. MESSAGE FROM THE EMPEROR. Dot What It Was Was Not Made Known in London. London, July 13.—1n the House of Com mons to-day, replying to questions on the subject. the parliamentary secretary of the foreign office, Mr. Broderick, said that little new? had been received from China. Her Majesty’s government, he explain ed, had been unable to communicate with the British naval‘officers in China, as the land lines between Che Foo and Shanghai hid been cut. A dispatch, purporting to have been sent from the Emperor of China to Her Majesty's government, was received yesterday, but the secretary said he was unable to promise to make its contents known. TROOPS AGAINST REBELS. LI Mnng Chang Respond* to an Im perial Edict. Berlin, July 13.—According to a semi official telegram from Canton, dated Thursday, July 12, Li Hung Chang, July C, received a written imperial edict, dated June 17. and sent overland, in which all the governors were urged to dispatch troops with the utmost speed to help against the rebels, among whom Prince Tuan was clearly indicated. Acting on this edict, which is said to he tin ii iilitedly genuine, Li Chung Chang is sending some thousands of troops to Pe kin. .ind the other governors are prob ably doing the Jmme. S4YS IT WAS ON JULY' G. Report of nn Agency Says Foreign er* Were Killed Then. I-ondon, July 13.—A news agency re port sirs that an official message receiv ed In London states that nil foreigners In Pekin were murdered July 6. NO WORD FROM HEMBV. And Secretary l,nng Construed That n* n Hopeful Sign. Washington, July 13.—Secretary Long stated nt a i a t e hour to-night that he had bot received a word during the day or evening from Admiral Remey, in command ~le Asiatic station, now in Chinese wa ,rr The fact hat the Admiral has pot biad. any report of the conditions said to <*iM In Pekin and the reported murder of ta*- ministers. Secretary Long regards as * hopeful sign, as he inclines to the opin ion that had any finality occurred In the J' a i’ l, some word or rumor of it might bav; found its way to Tien Tsin or Taku. ' MESSAGE to conger. N'" Gav e III* A**l*tniice In the Ef fort to Communicate. Washington, July 13.—The Chinese min- ’ ,,fr . Mr. Wu, has undertaken to get through a cipher cable message from Sec- Play to United States Minister 'ihgcr a t Pekin, and to deliver back the P'PP to Minister Conger, If he be alive. r 'V it forwarded the cipher dispatch, r with gn extended explanatory vssage of his own, on Wednesday, and '' Uts are now being eagerly await * '"SII hy Secretary Hay and the Chi ''ll ulster, although it is appreciated , ‘ cue days must elapse before run ii carry out this plan of opening inirmnicatlon between the American ‘niment at Washington and the . _ an minister at Pekin, the " :,K soon Hf * er Minister Wu presented ,i ~xt of the edict Issued by the Chl kv,',* mper * a ' S° vernmPn t that Mr. Hay to m'" ' 1 lllm 10 Fet through a message Mv '", ,lls *' r Conger. Since the Chinese thro , n nt ha(l succeeded in getting k! ’ 1 own communication from Pe so- ; Hay W* that it was quite rea k,. to ask that like communication gnW'Ubd ''oiween our minister and the ' ii.msnt here. Mr. Wu readily assent ,M- r ’ l, Pfoposltlon. orid i~y ~lereu pon wrote the message, , 11 ,ra n*!ated into the official cl ,hr State Department. The con- IV v" Pr * 1 not ma< l e known to Minister 0,1 * ln unintelligible cipher form, Satuimval) JUnfninfj ?Crto, it is intrusted to him to be placed in the hands of Minister Conger at the earliest possible moment. Mr - Wu determined to act through' the medium an influential imperial officer at Shanghai, who by reason of his posi tion. is better able than any one else in China to execute such a mission. Be sides forwarding the message to Minister Conger, Mr. Wu sent to the Chinese offi cial a detailed and urgent explanatory message, in which was set forth the im perative importance of performing this ser vice for the American government. The otfloial was urged to spare no effort or expense in forwarding the message by carriers, runners, or any other means, into the hands of Minister Conger, and to use like means in getting back the an swer to the American government. Two days have elapsed since the mes sage to Mr. Conger went forward, and ii is confidently believed that it is now on its way from Shanghai to Pekin. ' —> IT IS NOW BELIEVED HERE. Slate Department Accept* the View of Disaster in Pekin. Washington, July 13.—The department of state has received a dispatch from Con sul General Goodnow at Shanghai, say ing that the governor of Shang Tung wires that the Boxets and soldiers were bombarding the legations for a final at tack upon July 7. He is extremely anxious for the safety of the ministers and friend ly Chinese in P. kin. The consul adds that fears for the worst are generally enter tained. The state department has also received a di patch fr. m Ccn-ul McWade at Can ton, saying that the Vicetoy, Li Hung Chang, has engaged quarters upon the Chinese stiemer Anpi’-g, but that the date of his departure for the north is, as yet, undecided. Consul Genet al Goodnow s message ter ribly depressed the ofllc als here. All along they have suspected that the various c:m munications received fr.m Chinese sources in Shanghai have been preparing the way for the announcement of the ex termination of the foreign ministers and their wiveS, attaches, dependents and guards. The consul general's message, it is un derstood, is but a repetition of the latest press reports from Shanghai, but the state department has come to place a high esti mate on Mr. Goodnow’s advices. It ap preciates the fact that he does not send every piece of unreliable gossip afloat in the sensational news center where he is stationed, but uses good judgment in sift ing out the probable from the other kind of news. Moreover, his advice this time is from the Chinese government of the province wherein Shanghai is situated, and it is hard lo conceive of an adequate rea son for the falsification of the facts by that official in the direction of this particular report. Therefore, the state department, which has all Along been hopeful of the ultimate rescue of the ministers at Pekin, has now joined European chancelleries In the belief that all have been killed. FRANCE DID LIKEWISE. Demanded, Too, That n Communi cation Heaeh Her Minister. Faris, July 13.—The Chinese minister here has communicated to M. Delcasse, .the minister of foreign affairs, an imperial edicl, dated June 29. To this, M. Delcasse has replied that, since the Chinese government had the means to communicate with its represen tatives abroad, it ought to guarantee com munications between the foreign Powers and their representatives at Pekin, and he lias therefore charged the Chinese minister to transmit a telegram to M. Pichon, the French minister to China. DEFEATED THE REBELS. Another Chinese Report of a Pro- Foreign Stiree**. Brussels, July 13.—M. deFabereau, min ister of foreign affairs, has received a telegram from \J- deCartier de March lenne, secretary of the Belgian legation at Pekin, dated at Shangtiat, stating on the authority of a Chinese source, that troops faithful to Gen. Neh f-i Chang had de feated the rebels near Pekin and that they recognized the authority of Prince Ching and Gen. Yung Lu, who sirived to de fend the Europeans. WANT TO SEE THE LETTER. But tlie Chinese Merchant Will Not Allow It. Shanghai, Thursday, July 12—The for eign consuls are offering large sums for the production of the letter which a Chi nese merchant is said to have received from Pekin, dated June 30, saying the le gations were demolished and that the for eigners had been killed. The merchant declines to show it, alleging that he fears punishment from the Chinese officials Rioting is reported to have occurred at Ning Po., but no confirmation of the re pons has been received. INTERCEPTED AN EDICT. The Emperor Hnl Ordered Troop* to Join the Boxer*. St. Petersburg, July 13.—The latest offi cial advices received here regarding the spread of the revolutionary movements in Manchuria add but little material in formation. On June 24 an edict of the Emperor of China was intercepted, or dering the Chinese troops to unite with the Boxers. Subsequently, the Governor of Moukden informed the chief engineers that the railroad line must be handed over to the Chinese and that nil Russians must per manently leave Manchuria. The engi neers’ protests and urgings that the Gov ernor ask for the assistance of the Rus sians at Port Arthur to annihilate the Boxers did not avail, and the Chinese trqops continued to mass until the rising culminated in,the murders and attacks on the railroad and town* already re ported. NURSES AND PHYSICIANS. Berlin Organised a Society to Sap ply Them in Chinn. Berlin, July 13.—N0 Chinese advices have been received at the foreign office to day, which fact is interpreted by the press as ominous of disastrous news In a few days. It is said that a feeling of unrest exists in Shang Tung because of the withdrawal of a part of the German treope from Taku to Tsin Tau. The German military expedition will carry one battery of 15-centlmeter Howit zers for the siege of Pekin. The marine ministry Intends to charter thlrry or *>r *v vessels for China, many of them to be used as supply ships. At a meeting held here, at tvhich were (Continued on Fifth Page). SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1000. IT YIELDS TO CHINA. POLITICS TO THE REAR WHILE THE OI TRACES CONTINUE. GROSVENOR TALKS OF BOTH. RELIEVES HIS FRIEND CONGER HAS BE EX MI RDERED. Grosvenor Had a Good Thing: at Philadelphia— He Will Xow Spend His Earnings on n Trip to Europe. Believes Republicans t on Push on to Success Without Him—His Po litical and Chinese Views—Wu’s Position and Conger’s ( ontrasted. Washington, L>. C., July 13.—Distress ing rumors concerning the fate of foreign ers in Pekin have been in circulation here to-day. At the state department the only official information received was a brief dispatch from Consul General Goodnow of Shanghai, stating that the Governor of Shang Tung wires that the Boxers and soldiers were bombarding the legations for a final attack upon July 7. He is ex tremely anxious for the safety of the ministers and our Chinese friends in Pe kin. The consul adds that fears of the worst are generally entertained. This dispatch, coupled with information from London that all the Europeans in Pekin were massacred July 6, had a very depressing effect here. Department offi cials have Jong suspected that the various reports emanating from Shanghai, in each cose from a Chinese source, have been preparing the way for the formal an nouncement of the extermination of the foreign ministers, and oil the hapless peo ple who were cooped up in Pekin. The greatest anxiety prevails in diplo matic circles concerning the latest re port, and the representatives of China, Japan, Russia and France were at the state department to-day, seeking infor mation. They wer§ shown the dispatch of Consul Goodnow, which was not en couraging. Representative Grosvenor of Ohio, ar rived here to-day from home, on his way to New York, to take a brief trip to Europe. He says, while the preliminar ies of the coming are being arranged, he proposes to take an. ocean voyage to rest up pre paratory to engaging actively In the ap proaching contest. He realized a snug sum fro’m his journalistic and lUe*ry work during the Philadelphia Convention, and he proposes to spend it in a much-needed sea trip. He might have continued his journalistic course at Kansas City at the rate of SIOO per day, but he declined the proposition. He will be absent about a month, and when he returns he expects to have his predict*©** faculties in good working orders for McKinley. Gen. Grosvenor says the political out look is not causing him as much concern as the terrible conditions existing in China. His personal association w r ith Minister Conger and the dread that the latler has met an untimely end at bar barous hands is forced upon him by the conflicting and unsatisfactory reports coming from the Far East. “I apprehend,” said Gen. Grosvenor, “that Minister Conger and all the for eigners in Pekin, have been put to death by tl|is time. I cannot convince myself that American Ingenuity, combined with that of the representatives of the foreign Powers, would fail to invent some means of communication wWh ihe outside world during this long period of silence If any of them were alive. Necessity is the mother of invention, and I cannot help be lieving that our representatives and their allies, if alive, would have found some means of getting word to us at home. In my judgment, this Chinese question is more terrible to contemplate than any other we have to deal with. Of course. It can cut no figure in the coming po litical campaign, except that It will con tinue <o overshadow in the public interest any subject that may be suggested by either of the political parties. Even now tidings from China are being discussed throughout the land to the exclusion of all other topics, and the newspapers are relegating national politics to the back pages to give the right-of-way to Chinese new?.’’ *Tn this connection it was suggested to Gen. Grosvenor that a striking and startling contrast might be drawn be tween the present personal surroundings of Mr. Conger and the Chinese minister to the United States. The Chinese minis ter is daily seen riding through the streets of the national capital on a bi cycle. accompanied by his 10-year-old son and several American children, residents in the vicinity of the Chinese legation. He enjoys the utmost freedom, receives the kindest treatment and respect, offi cially and socially, and is at liberty to carry on unrestricted and uncensored communication with all parts of the world. On the other hand, no one seems pre pared to state officially whot the fate of Minister Conger has been, or whether at this moment he is in existence. As Gen. Grosvenor remarked, If Minister Conger is Fill alive, the so-called Imperial edict might have cleared up the mystery, and there are numerous other ways by which ihe anxiety of the civilized world may be relieved by those ln authority at the Chi nese capital. Returning to the political situation, Gen. Grosvenor says the plan of the cam paign wiU he formed n once and the pre liminary skirm'shing will be carried on all along the line. The real fighting will come later on when the weather Is o little cooler and the rival leaders have organized their forces. The General says the situation in- Ohio and other Western states Is entirely satis factory to the Republicans, but in some places there are indications of over confi dence as to the result, and at other point* there are disturbing signs of internal dis sension over local issues. Commenting upon tl\£ fact that qul'e a large percentage of veteran Republican members of the House are to be deprived of a renomination this year, the General said that it Is due to a peculiar system of rotation which prevails in many congres sional districts. In certain districts there is an iron-clad rule to the efTect that no man shall have more than two terms In succession. In other district* the people seem to realize that the longer a repre ss native Is retained In Congress, the more prominence he attains In Washington rnd the more valuable he becomes to his con stituents. The fact that many of 'he cld members are to give way this year to new aspirants for congressional honor* docs not indicate that the Republicans for one moment fear that they will loe con trol of the House in the next Congress. They realize that there will be a hard tight all along the line, and they propose to make the most vigorous and aggressive campaign possible. I £o far as the presidential contest Is con- cernod, Gen. Grosvenor feels confident of McKinley's re-election. He says in his judgment, those Democrats who are oppos ed to Bryan will not waste their sub stance on a third ticket, hut will adopt other methods calculated to defeat Mr. Bryan. EVIDENCE IN POWERS CASE. Col. (nmphell Stated the Claims of the Prosecution. Georgetown. Ky., July 13.—The Jury was completed in the Powers case to-day, and the first evidence was heard. Before the hearing of evidence began, Col. Campbell stated the case for the pros ecution. He reviewed the political events of last fall, and especially the events fol lowing the election and the Instituting of contests by the Democratic candidates for state officers. He said that Caleb Powers was the most aggressive among those who sought to set tle the contest by violence, and that to him largely was due importation to Frank fort of the band of mountain men, 175 of whom were retained in Frankfort regu larly. He charged that a majority of them had killed from one to several men each. He claimed it will be put in evidence that on Jan. 38, Mr. Powers made use of a statement that "Goebel has not as many days to live as 1 have fingers on my hand." "He teviewed the facts in cot meet ion with the assassination, and claimed that the state house yard had been cleared in furtherance of the conspiracy; cited the cl sing of the executive building against tne police officers, the calling out of troops and o;her matters which have already come out in the examining trials as fur ther proof of the conspiracy. D. Meade Woodson, ex-city engineer of Frankfoit. who made the measurements by whch the pr,s cuiion, through mathe matical demonstrations, attenip.s to prove that the shot was fired from Powers’ of fice, was the first witness placed on the sand. During Surveyor Woodson's testimony, he produced the chip cut from the hack berry tree in the state house yard. The chip contains the steel bullet which is supposed to have passed through the body of Mr. Goibel. THREE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED. Illinois Central I-ost No Time In Se curing Robbers. Chicago, July 13.—" Three of the robbers, who held up Illinois Central train No. 4 at Mayfield Creek, Ky., about ten miles south of aClro, 1:30 a. m., 11th Inst., have been arrested and imprisoned by special agents in the employ of the company. We also expect to get the other two robbers in a short time.” Vice President J. T. Harahan of the Illinois Central, made the foregoing state ment to-night. He said; "The first one arrested was Michael Connelly, alias Doyle, who claims to be. a resident of Portland, Ore. He was caught at Charleston, Mo., a small town on the Iron Mountain Railway, about fifteen miles from Oh fro, on the afternoon of the 11 instant, and Is now in Jail at Cairo. "Jha second. ttuti. Mike Conian, was arrested at or near Wickliff, Ky., yeater dov, and is now in jail there. "Another suspect has been arrested and held in custody at Cairo, and information has just been received from St. Louis, that one of the robbers implicated in the train robbery, has made a full confes sion'." NELSON WAS GAME. He. Fought Desperately and Avoided Arrest. St. Louis, July 13.—Charles W. Barnes of this city, snpected of being one of the robebrs who looted an express car on the Illinois, Central Railway, was arrested at his home to-day. John Nelson, Barnes’ alleged partner, escaped, leaving a trail of blood. Forty shots were exchanged be tween the fugitive and the officers who pursued him to Van, Deventer station, where he disappeared. Special Agent George Murray of the Illi nois Central Railway detective bureau, was shot by Nelson, but will recover. Barnes was taken without bloodshed. Late this afternoon Barnes confessed to Chief of Detective Desmond and Chief of Police Campbell that he. together with John Nelson and a man named Dyer, alias Conley, committed the robbery. Barnes stated that Dyer came from San Francisco four months ago and that the plot was all arranged in this city. DANGER OF AN OITBREAK. The Blanket Indians Growing Troublesome in Minnesota. Solway, Minn., July 13—The danger of an outbreak by the Banket Indians on Rid Lake is increasing. The Indian po lice fiom the agency have gone over to the point, where the Blanketfcrs are hold ing their war dance, and It Is expected trouble will ensue. Twenty mounted men have left Solway and will proceed to the agency and take instructions from Indian Agent Mercer. The men are all well armed and carry each a thousand rounds of extra ammuni tion, which will be distributed among the s ttlers. A petition will be sent to Gov. Lind to morrow, asking that a detachment of stale troops lie sent to Red Like ol once. The Indians keep up their war dances, and their shouts can be heard for three miles at frequent intervals. They dis charge their rifles in the air. It is said that a large body of reds from the northern part of the state has Joined forces with the Blanketers, and small bands of Indians are Joining the main body hourly. Ibis estimated that the en tire force numbers over 300 at present. The squaws and papooses have been si tit norih, and only the young bucks remain at the point. The white settlers at the point are pre paring for an attack. The Indians at the agency hove assured the whites of their support, but it Is thought that many of them are going over to the Bianketera. Nothing has been heard from Capt. Mer cer since his departure for the lake, and fears are entertained for his safely. WILL ARREST ItATIIBONK, When Papers In the Neely Case tre Received. Havana. July 13.—The Fiscal says that ex-Director General of Posts Rathbone wilt not be arrested until the papers In the Neely case shall have been received from Washington, and that the only abso lute criminal charge certain is that of the misapropriatlon of *l.OOO. He also says that civil suit for more than *26,ox> will be Instituted against Rathbone's bondsmen; but, as Rathbone is already held as a witness, he thinks It better to await the developments of the Neely case. In order to see If the claim of Deputy Auditor Reeves, that Rathbone received *15,000, can be ascertained. IS ROUGH ON NOME. A MIXER WHITES GRAPHICALLY OF TUB CONDITIONS. LITTLE GOLD IS TAKEN OUT. MANY OF THE MULTITUDES OF MINERS ARE DESTITI’TLi. Rudolph Says the Beach Is Pretty Well Worked Out Only Place Where Much Dust Is Found In Completely Taken I p—Prices Arc IIIrIi ou Everything Rudolph Doesn't See How the People W ill Get Away. Washington, July 13.—The Secretary of the Treasury has received a letter from G. Rudolph, living at 826 Broadway, Brooklyn. N. Y., on the situation at Cape Nome, Alaska. The department sees no reason to doubt the trustworthiness of the story told by Mr. Rudolph and suggests Its publication. It is becoming dally more apparent to the % officials that the condi tions in the new gold fields are almost certain to result in great suffering during the coming winter, especially as epidem ics of small-pox and typoid fever are threatened. The letter is as follows: “On account of the terrible reports in the newspapers concerning the conditions at Cape Nome, I -take the liberty of send ing you a few lines. I left Nome on June 20, and being an old miner, I am fully capable of sizing up n new mining camp in a few days. I arrived at Nome on June 12. I and my partner tried working the beach for gold in several places, and I personally saw others by the hundred* do the same, but not in one instance did we see a man take out enough gold to pay for his grub. The only place where any gold was being taken out was between the beach and the tundra. There they were only making day’s wages of from $7 to $lO a day. This place is only about three-quarters of a mile long, and it is all taken up hy about 500 men. Like the beach, it is now nearly all worked out. “I, with thousands of others, had been led to believe that after a winter or af ter any storm, the beach would be Just as good as it was originally. That is not. so. When once worked out, the beach there is done for. While at Nome I talk ed with men who had come from points as far as fifty miles below the camp. They told me they had found nothing, and they were going farther north. I talked, too, with men who had come from points far up the beach, but they declar ed there was nothing up there, and they were, going down the beach. So. if seems that the whole stretch is nearly ell worked out. “No one estimates that more than 300 hands are at work on Anvil creek, with as many more, each, on Snow. Glacier and Dexter creeks—a total of perhaps 1,500 men. When I left. 20.000 men were in the district, and the only work was in unloading boats or putting up new buildings. The former task kept about 500 men busy, and the buildings employed about 300. When I left, on June 20. be tween 500 and 1,000 were arriving daily. I went up on the San Bias, which made a trip on to St. Michael’s and brought down 300 men. The Aberdeen, on which T came back, made two trips, and brought a few over 500. Several other boats made one or more trips to St. Michael’s and brought more. "There are far more destitute people at Nome than people on the outside know of. I know that the San Bias had steerage bunk* numbered up to 390. and over 101 were in the cabin, while there were also about twenty stowaways. On the Aber deen they told me that they had about twenty stowaways, and no doubt every boat had a great many stowaways. I spoke to dozens of men. and they told me that they had no food, but expected to go to work when they reach Nome. A meal costs $1 to $1.60, coffee and pie or three crullers 25 cents; a bed from $2 tos3. or when you furnish your own blankets, from $1 to $1.50. "The water well* I saw were from twelve to fifteen feet deep, and are sure to be contaminated by all of these people being huddled together. When I left there were tents twenty deep and about throe miles long. "Now you don’t want to forget that it took more than fifty vessels to bring all of these people to Nome, to soy nothing of over 5,000 coming from the Yukon conn try.* There are no inducements for the steamship companies to send their vessels back again for a busted mob. You may think that I am a cold-foot miner, but ask any miner who was In that country whether he saw any gold dust In circula tion. That is the way to tell a good camp. In eight days I saw only one. man pay for a purchase with dust. When asked about it, he eaid that it was from the Klondike." FIX LEY GOING BACK. He Says Taylor Wants to fttnnu Trial, Too. Indianapolis, Ind., July 13. Charles Finley, ex-secretary of state of Ken tucky, said Unlay that he intend* to go back to Kentucky to stand trial for complicity in the murder of W. E. Goe bel. "I should like to go next week,” ho said. “My only plan for the future is io return to Kentucky to go through tin form of a trial. Just as soon as I am satisfied that the rancor of our opponents has died down, I shall return. I suppose I shall have to be guided by general ob servation ln deciding that, but. knowing myself to be absolutely innocent, I can not bear the thought of allowing such an imputation as has been made against in,* to stand. Gov. Taylor feels Just as I do." PLOT TO HI HN THE PALACE. A Paris Wat cli in ii n Overheard Its Concoction. Parish July 13.—Inquiries are being made Into what may possibly turn out to be a serious attempt to destroy the grand pal ace of the Champs Ely sees, Wednesday night. A watchman of cellars, which were filled with packing cases and a large quantity of other Inflammable, material, overheard a conversation between two men leading him to believe that a plot was on foot to set fire to the building. The miscreants fled upon his approach. A search the next morning resulted In the discovery of two hermetically sealed boxes filled with block powder. The chemical properties of this powder have not yet been dlscload by the authorities.. - HOW THEY WERE BEATEN. Story of tlie Reverse to the British nt Xitml'n \ek. Pretoria. July 12.—C01. Mahon, reinforced by Gen. French’s brigade yesterday, took all the positions held by the Boers in the neighborhood of Rieifontein. A number of Boer dead were found. The British casualties were trifling. Details are now at hand regarding the disaster to the Lincolnshire regiment on Wednesday. It appears that five com panies were ordered Tuesday to proceed and hold the pass through Magalesburg in the neighborhood of Daapoortfort. They arrived at the pass in the afternoon, where three companies, with- two guns, took up a position and camped for the- night, leav ing two companies on a plain south of the pass. The eastern hill was rugged, rocky and inaccessible, but further east apparently approachable from the main ridge. At daybreak y esterday the Boers appeared on the eastern kopje and opened a heavy Are. Confusion ensued. The colonel ordered the men to take up a position on a kopje west of the gap. From this point a hot fire en sued during the entire day. Two guns, under the escort of the Scots Greys, placed in advance of the main body, were captured after a stout resistance. Nearly every man was killed or wounded. A Maxim gun- was brought into action early in the day. *rhe fire was too hot find the men were finally forced to retire. A sergeant, aided by seven volunteers, saved the gun. There was a continuous fire ail along the line, the Lincolnshire regiment men vigorously replying. About 3 o’clock in the. afternoon the Boers appeared, to the left of the position occupied by the Brit ish. An officer and fifteen men nttemptel to charge them. Fourteen men were killed or wounded ns the result of the charge. Three companies were practically sur rounded.but they kept up a steady fire un waveringly until towards nightfall, when their ammunition had been expended. The latest arrival from the scene atates that the moment of his escape the men were taking n good position under cover, and with fixed bayonets were awaiting the approach of the Boers. It is understood upon good authority, that the. Boers have employed ormed na tives. Two of the natives* leaped from cover when a small party from the Lin colnshire Regiment stepped up and de manded their surrender. A soldier stepped forward and shot both of the natives dead. One oftkJer, who succeeded in making his escape, had an encounter with an armed native. It is feared that the losses of the British were numerous. About thirty of the Brit ish soldiers straggled back to camp to day. According to all accounts, a great force is being assembled to prevent fur ther progress of the Boers. Commandant Grobler, who commanded the federate at Nltral’s Nek, had four guns. NOTHING FROM ROBERTS. The General Mn<lr No Farther Re port About HU Disaster. London, July 14.—Lord Roberts has sent nothing further concei the Ni ral’s Nek affair. Pretoria dispatches, however, show that the Lineolnahlres lost h3lf of the r offle rs, including Col. Roberts, who was wounded and taken prisoner. Btr*g glers continue to arrive at the camp, but few further details tan be gathered. The Bri i h fought stubbornly until nightfall, *vh n the cavalry itim'd their horses loose. The Boer report of ihe engagement P a 'fs the British casualties at mer 100. In the Derdepoort affair, mentioned in Lord Roberts' dispatch, the mm in the front rank of the Boers wore khaki uni forms and helmets, and the Dragoons passed them unsuspectingly, under the impression that they w-ere Hussars. The mistake was no-t discovered until the Boers opened a heavy fire, when the Dra goons were within 400 yards. British prisoners who'have escaped to Kroons iad t report that Gen. De Wet’s force of 10,000 men, with ten guns, ex pelled from Bethlehem by Gen. Clements and Gen. Paget, have taken up a strong position fifteen miles to the southward, in the hills around Rcteif-Nek. President Steyn is reported to be with them. Another case of the Boers wearing khaki is reported to have happened at Lindley, on Juno 20, when they surprised a picket of twenty-five men of the York shire. Light Infantry, eighteen of whom were killed or wounded. ENGAGED 2<M> DOERS. Mounted Infantry Shelled n Ridge They Occupied. Witport, Transvaal, July 13.—Gen. Clery’s column, which has moved easter ly, is now camped h<re. During the march the mounted Infantry engaged 200 Boers, shelling a ridge occupied by the burphe^s. It is anticipated that this movement will clear ihe country fnm Standerton to Poi delberg, as ihe troops found but one re maining laager, from which the Boers re tired hurriedly. ROOT ON ANNEXATION’. He Is Outspoken on the .Subject Re garding Cuba. Washington, July 13.—Secretary Root to day, in discussing the coming Constitu tional Convention in Cuba, expressed him self quite positively on the question of an nexation. In reply to a question, he said that the subject of annexation, or any other sub ject, for that matter, might be brought up before the convention, but that in his own opinion Cuban annexation, if it came at all, was not imminent Just now, Henald: "My own experience in Cuba lead* me to believe that the desire for independence Is both strong and general among the people. I do not think they want annex ation, even supposing that we want them. Under the congressional declaration we are in honor bound to give them Independ ence first. If, subsequently, they wish en- that is a matter for them to de termine. Bui it should be determined when they re in a position absolutely in dependent of us. Even then, as I have suggested, i Is a case w here It takes two to make a bargain." WO I,LA N T AND HAY. find a Discussion About the Chinese Situation. Washington, July 13.—Mr. Wollant, the Russian charge of embassy, called at the state department to-day to talk over the Chinese situation with Secretary yy. He stated that he had no advices from his own government touching the latest development at Pekin. It is understood that the state depart ment is basing its repeated affirmations of the willingness of Russia to permit large operations by Japan In a military sense in China on repreaentation* made by Mr. WoUaut. DAILY, $8 A YEAR. 5 ('ENTS A COPY. WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.SI A YEAR CONVENTION IS OVER. THE EDI C ATION AL ASSOCIATION HAS ADJOIRNED. THE LAST SESSION’S PAPERS. G. 11. GLENN OF GEORGIA WAS AMONG THE SPEAKERS. Prof. Glenn’* Snlijeet NVa* “AN lint Manner of ( liilil Shall Till* Ref” Mnrk of n Gootl Teaeher the De - velopment of the \Vor*t, Not the Ile*l, l*n|ill—Report of the Com mittee on Itenolntl >ll* Wat for Educational Improvement*. Charleston, S. C.. July 13-The National Educational Association dosed its con venticn here (o-niKht. During the day two s s ion* ct the general convention were held, at which the following pipers wee read: "The Influence of Pcetry ln Educat'on From (he Lasts of .Aesthetics," William M. Birdshir, president lowa State Agri cultural College. ' The Value of English Literature ln Ethi al Training," Reuben Post Halleck, Louisville, Ky. Educational Ya ties in Literature,” Dr. Marlin U. Brumbaugh, University of Pennsylvania, recently chosen commis sioner of education for Porto Rico. "What Manner of Child Shall This Be?” Hon. < i. H. Glenn, state superintendent of public inslrttctl n for Georgia. Prof. Glenn said, in part. “If 1 were to ask what is to be account ed the great ultsccv, ry of th s century, I would puts by all the sph ndid achieve ments that men hove wrought In wood and stone and iron and brass, I would i o. go to the volume that catalogues the printing press, the loom, the steam en gine, the steamship, Ihe ocean cable, the telegraph, wireless telegraphy, the tele phone, the phonograph 1 would not go among the stars ami point to either one of the planets that have been added to our s lar syste'm. I wou.d not call for tha Rhoentgcn ray that promises to revolu tionize the study of the, human brain as well as the human body. 1 would pat-s over all the labor-saving machines and devices by which the work erf the world has heen marvelously mul (plied. Above and beyond all tiles , the Inelex finger of Ihe world's progress, in the match of time, would p lnt unerringly to the Utile child as the one great discovery pf the century now speeding to Its ciose. “If we pause for a mom tit to contrast the condition of ihe child, even one hun dred years ago, with ihe cend.tion of the child that is horn to-day, wtr marvel at whot God has wrought wlihiri a hundred years. At the beginning cf this century learning belonged to a limited oligarchy. Education was the privilege of the lew, and Ignorance the sodeltn herbage of the benighted masses. With the beginning of the c ntury few enly ef Ihe world’s term leg millions could r ad and fewer slill did the thinking for the "great unwash ed." With the beginning of the twentieth i entury the pubic sell ol is gens Into every hamlet among the civilized races of t!)e globe, and Us b nefle, nt lght is Illum inating the derkett recesses of the humblest home. Education Is no longer the oxclufive privilege of an autocratic -mtnerUy. U Is to-d*y the di vine right of an all-powerful elemocratic majority. "If, at the beginning of the century, we had alienation and separation, a great Im passable gulf between the rich and the poor, to-day we have union, strength and life-, and millions of happy children of rUn and poor alikt> marching under a banner on which Is Inscribed 'Freedom of oppor tunity for all.’ What this freedom of op portunity means to every American child, no man con estimate. What the American child of the future Is to be, no man can now prophesy. The tblde distribution of human knowledge has brought him ln touch with all mankind. He Is a neigh bor to every possible achievement and his splendid environments makes him a poten tial factor for accomplishing every human good. “Already we Americans have discovered that the old eyslem of education will not lit his ease. We have begun to shift anei readjust the paths that lead to and from Ihe school house. Wo have quit trying to fit the boy do a system. We are now trying to adjust a system to the boy. The American boy is praying the prayer of the Psalmist as he never prayed that prayer before, 'Set thou my feet ln a large room.' We American teachers are trying to obey the command of the Great Teacher, when he said at the grave of Lazarus, who came up, bound hand and foot in his grove clothes, ’Loose him and let him go." if we might reverently change this com mand to lit our day and time, the change would be, ’I-oose him and let him grow.’ The demand of the hour Is that we shall Hike away, not only the grave clothes, but all deadly cerements from the minds and bodies of our children. "Even teaching power in the future must be defined ln new terms. Here, again, we must approach more nearly to the mind and spirit of the Great Master Teacher of the world. Time was when the power of the teacher was meas ured by what he could do with a bright hoy or a bright girl. From the beginning of this new century' the power of the teacher will be measured by what he ia able lo do with the dull boy, the defective child. More than ever before In the his tory of this world, the real test of teach ing power will be not by what can Vie done with the best, but by what con be done with the worst boy ln the school. The Great Teacher who began our civilization came Into this world to seek out and to save that which was lost. “The new century will demand that the stre** of all energy and the culmination of all Intelligence shall be applied to re deeming what has been going to waste. We shall have anew psychology as well as anew education, and the new psy chology will be the psychology of the prodigal son and the lost sheep. The great rejoicings In American life will be when we have so mastered our problems of child study and so perfected our lines of school growth that our American system of education will touch and develop and control every American boy. We shall come Io our place of rejoicing when we have saved every one of these American children and made every one of them a contributor to the wealth, to the Intelli gence and *o the power of this great dem ocratic government of ours. “Men now demand that those who build their machines shall build a machine that shall do twice ihe work with an expendi ture of half the fuel that a machine did even ten years ago. A few afternoon* since I was waiting for my train to leave the station from the Capital City of the slate. 1 saw a great company of people gathered about an object at the end of the station. In answer to an inquiry as to the cause of the gathering of this great UConttnued on Fifth Page.)