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ESI j H. ESTILL, President.
STORMED TIEN TSIN.
rOOH <> F THE ALLIES ATTACKED
ao.noo CHINESE SOLDIERS.
T HE result hangs in doubt.
twenty-five per cent, of
AMt2 UCA\S engaged were hit.
Col. Liscum of the Ninth Infantry
and < npt. A. R. Davin of the >la
riß(. Killed Other Casuultie*.
, b | nf >.e Were Assailed on Their
Wall*. Whence They Poured a
Dentil' Fire Upon the Storming
Forces— Hotter Than Snntiiigo.
(Copyright, 1000, the Associated Press.)
Ti'r. Tsin. July 13. via Che Foo, July
35 and Shanghai, July 16.—At 2 o’clock
t.vs a;u: noon 7.0C0 of the allied troops
wer e attempting to storm the wall of rhe
city Tie- attack began at daylight. Its
cuecess is doubtful.
The Chinese on the walls are estimated
conservatively at 20,000. They are pouring
a terrific hail of artillery, rifle and ma
chine gun fire upon the attackers. The
Amfrictns. Japanese, British and French
troops are attacking from the west and
the Russians from the east.
The Americans suffered terribly. As the
A--odate 1 Press representative left the
ii. Id, the chief surgeon of the Ninth In
fantry said a conservative estimate was
that 25 per cent, of the Americans were
h t Col. Emerson H. Liscum is reported
O have been mortally wounded as he was
walking in front of the troops. Maj. Re
pan ar.d Capts. Buckmi.ler, Wilcox and
Moves are among the wounded.
The Marines' losses included Capt.
Paris. killed, and Butler, Leonard and
several others wounded.
Off rs declared that it was hotter than
When the correspondent left the Ameri
cans were lying in the plain, between the
wh and the river, under an enfilading
and a direct fire. It was difficult for them
to advance or retire.
The orrespondents counted 300 wounded
men of all nationalities.
RENEY CONFIRMED IT.
Admiral Sent a Report of the Rattle
at Tien Tsin.
Washington, July 16.—The navy depart
ment this morning received official confir
mation from Admiral Remey of the re
verse of the allied forces at Tien Tsin
on the morning of the thirteenth. The
dispatch is dated Che Foo, July 16, and
“Reported that allied forces attacked
native city morning thirteench; Russians
right, with Ninth Infantry and marines
on the left. Losses allied forces large;
Russians, 100, including artillery colonel;
Americans over thirty; British over for
ty. Japan, 58, including colonel; French
twenty.five. Col. Liscum, Ninth Infantry,
killed, also Capt. Davis, Marine Corps.
Capt Lemly, Lieuts. Butler and Leonard
wounded At seven evening allied attack
on native city was repulsed with great
loss. Returns not yet in; details not yet
THE NEWS IN LONDON.
Xsriou* Report* From China That
| Ila\o Been Received.
London, July'l7, 3:53 a. m.-Up to this
hour no further news has been received
regard:;.g the reported massacre at Pekin
from ar.\ source. In the House of Com
• last evening, beyond an admission
that there was no ground for hoping that
the isport was not true. Mr. Brodick,
parliamentary secretary to the foreign of
fice, had nothing to communicate. An un
h-iu hush fell upon the chamber when
the subject came up. A few members
doffed their hats, but otherwise there was
question was put to Lord Salisbury
in flip House of Lords, probably by a pre
eomvru-d arrangement, it being consider
ed that .t the present stage of affairs it
"ouM be only embarrassing to force th*
premier to make a statement.
It w.is whispered on the ministerial side
the Commons that the next vote on
"unt of military undertakings in South
Afr:oa and China will be startling in
T f *!' grams from Shanghai and Che Foo
r ! a, e an increasingly serious state of
affairv It is alleged that the foreign
rollsu * s at Shanghai have cabled their
Rcxernmenls that there is urgent need
°i rn .:. warships to protect that port,
fo the menacing attitude of the
tiii;f S f and the temptatipn to loot the
agt ‘ores of merchandise recently ac
there. It seems that the Chi
have already threatened to lire the
tanks on the Pao Tung side of
th Pr ° m Foo cornea the rei>ort that
‘ f ntlre adult male population of the
R ‘ ‘ Provinces of Chi Li. Shan Si and
, n ® n Tung nre massing to defend Pekin,
va, onvietion that the Powers mean
~l r 1 !f “ rf Wttle <k>ubt that a further
r j i of the allies at Tien Tsin would
, the s| Rna | for H Renera i Hntl-forelgn
-J* throughout China.
„ *’ Japanese effleers are still confident
' tr ability to reach Pekin before the
•> -i omo Impassable, hut the Euro
i, . or nmanders believe an advance will
fhs . ls fa * < * *° e imminent at New
Int fi?*' " ,ie ‘re the Boxers are threaten*
t, av , hf - fo, eln settlement. The Russians
Wa . rrl caded the streets and loop
ha,,, ’I 1 " houses of the foreigners. The
officials have removed their val-
Prh ° P rt A, ,hur '
h.ru- rS tfl ° mo,, t serious among the
hint',>r Pr>or a from Shanghai is the ru
ftv. r J al 6 lnce the massacre at Pekin,
*1 .r. l r ®Slments have been order
p, r '''• wl, h Instructions to make Chlng
th ' at the htad of the grand canal
t. r ,. '-t pi 'tlve point for the southward ex-
Th n _ of 'l l ® Boxer movement.
In h says It Is taken for granted
r,„. I,|o matlc eircles that when the Chl
crlel * is settled Great Britain will
retain the right to nominate the inspec
tor of Chinese cus oms.
FRENCH DEPORTED KILLED.
A Correspondent Names Him ns NVell
as Col. Liscnm.
London. July 16.—The Evening News
prints a dispatch, dated Shanghai to
day, giving a detailed account of the at
tack of the allied forces on the native
city of Tien Tsin. as reported in the dis
patch to the Associated Press, dated Tien
Tsin, July 13.
According to the Evening News dis
patch, the allies were repulsed and com
pelled to retreat with a loss of more than
100 killed, the British losing forty and the
Japanese sixty. The Americans and Rus
sians, it is added, ulso suffered heavily.
Among the Americans killed were Col.
French of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, and
Cos!. Liscum of the Ninth Infantry. A
Russian colonel of artillery was also
The dispatch adds that the Chinamen
fought with great desperation and that
their marksmanship was accurate and
WAS NOT COL. FRENCH.
Officials at a I.oss to Explain the
Washington, July 16.—The report that
Col. French. Twenty-fifth Infantry, was
killed at Tien Tsin, is not understood at
the war department here. Officials state
positively that Col. French is not in
China. There is but one Col. French in
the service and he commands the Twen
ty-second Infantry, two battalions of
which are in the Philippines and the third
in this country. On June 30 Col. French
was in New York on sick leave.
THE KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Brief Sketches of Officers Who Fell
at Tien Tsin.
Washington, July 16.—Emerson H. Lis
cum of the Ninth Infantry, who was
killed at Tien Tsin, was one of the most
gallant of the old Civil War veterans
still in the service. At the outbreak of
that war he volunteered as corporal in
Company H, of the First Vermont Infan
try, having been born in Vermont. He
was mustered out of the volunteers in
August, 3861, and immediately entered the
regular army as a private in the Twelfth
Infantry. Promotion was rapid in his
case, and he received his first commission
in the regular army es a second lieutenant
in February, 1863. He became colonel
of the Ninth Infantry on April 25. 1899. He
was ‘brevetted a captain in 1864 for gal
lant service in the battle of Bethesda
Church, and in the campaign before Rich
Col. Liscum was in the Santiago cam
paign with the Ninth Infantry, and was
badly w'ounded at the battle of San Juan
Hill. The war department has taken note
of his splendid services there, and his
name was to have been presented at the
next session of Congress for promotion
to the rank of brigadier general.
Capt. Austin R. Davis, U. S. M. C., also
killed, was a native of Georgia. He En
tered the marine corps as a second lieu
tenant on July 1, 1894. He went out to
the Philippines in April, 1899, in charge
of the marines who took over the Cavite
naval station from the military branch.
His commission as captain in the marine
corps is datec\ March 3, 1899.
Copt. William B. Lemly of the marine
corps, * who is reported as wounded, is a
native of North Carolina and a nephew
of Judge Advocate General Lemly of the
navy. He entered the Corns on its in
crease in March, 1899. being attached to
the staff as an assistant quartermaster
with the rank of captain.
Lieut. S. D. Butler of the marine corps
also w’ounded. was appointed from Penn
sylvania in April. 1899.
Lieut. Henry Leonard of the marine
corps was appointed to that eervice from
the District of Columbia in April, 1899.
Maj. James Reagan of the Ninth Infan
try entered the military service from New
York before the Civil War.
The Capt. Buokmiller referred to in the
dispatches as having been wounded is
Capt. Edwin V. Bookmiller. He is a West
Pointer, entering the academy from Ohio
Capt. Charles R. Noyes of the Ninth In
fantry is adjutant of the regiment. He
also was a West Pointer, having been ap
pointed from Massachusetts in 1875.
TROOPS FROM THIS COUNTRY.
Though Mile* Recommended They
Be Sent From the Phlllppinea.
Washington. July 16,-Gen. Miles had an
extended conference this afternoon with
the secretary of war concerning the dis
patch of reinforcements to China.
No statement could be secured as to
the resuh of the conference, but it is
understood that Gen. M.les very strongly
urged that troops he immediately with
drawn from the Philippines, so that a
large army could be thrown into China
within comparatively a few days, insread
of awaiting the sow process of assem
bling an army in this country and Cuba
and then getting it to China. The troops
in the Philippines could make the trip
acres* to China in about a week, while
Ihe dispatch of troops from this country
will take considerably mere than a month,
and the men hardly can be on the -field
Notwithstanding Gen. Miles’ recommen
dation. the apparent policy is to forward
the troops to China from this country and
Cuba as fast as they can be assembled.
With the. sending of 8.000 or 10,000 men.
provision, doubtless, will he made for an
officer of high rank to take command of
this force. Gen. Miles has recommended
that Maj. Gon. Bates, who commanded j
brigade with credit In Cuba, be placed In
command. He is now in the Philippines,
and could readily reach the field of ac
tion. The disposition, however, is to
ward sending nn officer from this coun
try, and as the conditions are so rapidly
expanding. Gen. Miles is frequently re
ferred to as likely to assume command
of the American forces in the Orient.
VIEWS OF THE POWERS.
Expression* From Their Repre*cii
tnflvo* nt BeAlln.
Berlin. July 16.—The news regarding the
massacre et Pekin, has been received
by the German press with unanimous
expression* of deepest sorrow and indig
nation. The whole nation seerr.s imbued
with similar sentiments. Emperor
William was Immediately notified.
The number of German* massacred at Pe
kin is said to be 93.
Dr. Mumm von Bchwarzenstein will
*tart for China. Saturday. __
(.Continued on Fifth Page.*
SAVANNAH, GA„ TUESDAY. JULY 17, 1900.
NO WAR WITH CHINA,
TECHNICALLY. THIS COI NTBY IS AT
PEACE WITH HER.
WILL FIGHT HER ALL THE SAME
UNITED STATES HAVE AN ADA ANT
AGE IN THE SITUATION.
Cannon Declares the President May
Have All the Money Needed to
Push Operations Troops Will
Probably Be Rushed to ( liinn—Es
timates of Those Now There anti
on the Way—Others That Might Be
Washington. July 16.—The decision of
the administration at the end of a most
eventful day Is that the United States
government is still not at war with the
government of China. The happ nings
at Tien Tsin, coming on lop of th#
stories of the last struggles at Pekin,
have not affected the attitude of the ad
ministration on this point; ihe United
States and China are, technically, at
But this statement should not ac
cepted as indicating a purpose on the par<:
cf the United States government to hold
its hand in (he administration of swift
and adequate punishment upon the Chi
nese, wiihout regard to station, who may*
be responsible for the outrages of the
past few weeks. It means simply that
the government of the United States feels
It can best achieve that purpose by re
garding the status officially as one of
peace. To ho and otherwise would serious
ly cripple the government in efforts
to obtain satisfaction for (ho outrages
the Americans in China have suffered.
We should find the ports of China, now
open to us closed, and all sorts of im
pediments wou’d be encountered which
now r are missing. Therefore, according
to the administration view’, a declaration
of war would afford not even a techni
cal ga n. while it would be actually a
Chairman Cannon' of the House Appro
priations Committee is authority for the
statement that money in plenty is at the
disposal of the President to meet the pres
ent emergency, and that there is no ne
cessity for a called session of Congress on
Exciting In Washington.
The day was the most exciting Wash
ington has known since the battle of San
tiago. At the very beginning came Ad
miral Remey’s cablegram announcing the
defeat of the allied forces at Tien Tsin,
and then came the vivid Associated Press
account of the fight. A special cabinet
meeting was held on receipt of this news,
with such members present as are in town.
Great reluctance was manifested on the
part of the participants to answer ques
tions as to the nature of the deliberations.
The best indication of its nature was the
departure for the White House of Sec
retary Hay immediately after the meet
ing. He sat down and had a long talk
with President McKinley over the long
distance telephone, and it soon became
known that the President had decided that
it would be best for him to come back
from Canton to the national capital.
Tnlko.l of Reinforcement!!..
The cabinet officers talked over the pos
sibilities of reinforcing the (roops in
China. There was no disposition shown to
withhold these troops; the only question
was as to the amount of additional force
available. That was a technical question,
so It was left to the war department offi
cials to decide. The only point laid down
was that the government would send for
ward all the troops that could be spared
at this time.
One proposition discussed by the cabi
net appeared to have a very practical
aspect about it. Technical men had made
objection to the further conduct of the
Chinese campaign with an international
forte without some working understand
ing as to the duties of each of the Pow
ers represented. It was suggested that
an international conference be called has
tily at one of the capitals—London, Berlin,
Paris or Washington—to define the part
to be taken by each Power and the quota
of troops to be furnished by it. and to
arrange for the selection of a comman
der-in-chief of the allied forces.
This suggestion did not meet with o
favorable reception. It was felt by the
cabinet that the United Slates should
send what force it could dispose of to
China, as far as seemed necessary, and
should not make any agreement with other
Powers os to the number. This decision
involves the increase of the force of
troops destined for China.
Troops That Might Go.
The responsible officials evaded any spe
cific statement as to the extent of this
increase. It was. however, gathered that
the reinforcements would be limited only
to the ability of the government to spare
troops from the commands now in the
United States and Cabo. The estimates
varied as to how many could be spafhd,
hut the general opinion was that some
where between 4,000 and 8,000 men could
be shipped to the East from Cuba and
the United States, in addition to the
troops already under orders.
A statement prepared by Adjt. Gen.
Corbin, shows that there is now a grand
total of 10,665 officers and men in China,
en route to China, en route to Nagasaki
or under orders for Nagasaki. This ta
ble of course includes the 111-fated Ninth
Infantry, which may not be in condition
for further service.
Gen. Wood's last reports indicate that,
owing to the tranquility prevailing in
Cuba, it will he entirely safe to deorense
the miltary force there quite largely. But
even with these Cuban troops, it will be
necessary, if the cabinet plans are car
ried out, to divest the home posts of gar
risons. save in the case of the heavy ar
tillery organizations at seacoast points.
About ail of the troops within the borders
of ihe United Slates that would he avail
able for Chinese service, under a call, are
The Scdond, Fifth. Seventh, Eighth and
Tenth Cavalry Regiments, Intact, one
squadron each of the First and
tho Sixth Cavalry, the First. Tenth and
Eleventh Regiments of Infantry com
plete. one battalion each of tho Second,
Fifth. Seventh. Fourteenth, Eighteenth,
Ttveniy-third and Twenty-fifth Infantry
Regiments, and three companies of the
Twenty-fourth Infantry. This available
force of cavalry and Infantry aggregates
about 9,000 men.
grme artillery undoubtedly would be
sent, and there are Light Batteries K of
the First Artillery, A and F of the Sec
ond, C and F of the Third, B of the
Fourth, D of the Fifth and C and M of
the Seventh available. Theie ate, be-
sides Companies C and D of the Engin
eers, and four companies of the signal
Root \\ * Reluctant.
Secretary Root was reluctant to admit
that there was any necessity for more
American troops in China. and at (he
close of ih- day he said that thus far be
had issued no orders for reinforcements.
Continung, he ‘aid ihat the reg.ments
already slated for Chinese service, those
now’ in Ch na, and ihose afloat amount
(o 10,665 men of all arms. Secretary Root
said that in view of the small standing
army of the United States, of our insig
nificant force of field artillery, as com
iared with that cf the great European
Powers, and of our lack of territorial in
terest, in China, this 10,000 men repre
sented mere thin the United States’ pro
rata share of the in ernaticnal force
which is to operate against Pekin.
The war depariment. he said, so far has
responded in full to every demand made
upon i< by the joint conference of foreign
commanders in China. The situation has
changed so rapidly from day to day as
to alter the estimate of the foreign com
manders several times. It is possible that
the estimate of troops needed for Chinese
service will be again increased. If so the
United States will respond. By scouring
this country and denuding jt of all regular
troops, except a. very fow r of the heavy
artillery in charge of valuable seacoast
guns, and by making still further de
mands upon forces in Cuba and Porto
Rico, we might possibly gather between
3,000 and 4,000 additional troops. This,
however, would he the limit, unless the
war department disregarded a recommen
dation of Gen. MacArthur and drew still
further on the available troops in the
Philippines. This, however, was a future
contingency which would not have to be
met till it arose.
Secretary Root expressed the hope that
the first reports of the disastrous hattle
of the 13th ai Tien Tsin might prove to
b* exaggerated, but the war department,
i. was stated, had no official information
beyond that transmitted in Admiral Rem
ey’s cablegram of this morning.
Gen. Miles was called upon by Secre
tary Root during the afternoon to coun
sel wMth him as to the projected troop
movements. He favors the prompt dis
patch of a large force to China.
United State* Misunderstood.
A good deal of annoyance has been
caused here by the complete misunder
standing that has been conveyed to the
European nations as to the attitude of
the United States government regarding
rhe settlement of the Chinese troubles.
This government, it# can be stated author
itatively, never has thought ot compro
mising for money or any other form of in
demnity. Indeed, tne subject of money
indemnity, or on apology never has been
thought of or mentioned by the govern
ment of the United States. The govern
ment will insist on justice and retribution,
according to the highest authorities.
The war department officials w r ere un
able to say who commands the Ninth In
fantry since the death of Col. Llecum. The
impression prevails that the lieutenant col
onel of the regiment is ill at Manila and
that the regiment, or what is left of it,
will find its senior and, consequently,
commanding officer in one of ihe captains.
Incidentally, it may bo mentioned that
through Col. Lhsciim’s death Capt. McCalla
of the Newark, if ashore, is the ranking
TliE FIGHTING ON JULY’ 3.
Relnfcil Account Received by tlic
Washington, July 16.—The Japanese le
gation to-day received a cablegram from
the minster for foreign affairs, dated
Tokio, July 10, giving some belated details
of the lighting at Tien Tsin July 3, when
the town was still in possession of the al
lies. According to this cable, there arc
4,000 Japanese troops at Tien Tsin. More
than half the allied troops in the attack
on Tien Tsin on the 13th, therefore, were
probably Japanese. The cable is as fol
“On the third instant a large body of
Chinese soldiers appeared before Tien
Tsin end attacked the northern part of
tlie settlement, which was guarded by the
Russian troops. The Japanese sent to
their aid, at the Russian generals re
quest, one battery of artillery and two
companies of infantry. After a heavy
cannonade, they silenced the Chinese guns
and finally repulsed the enemy. The
Japanese losses in this engagement were
two captains killed and about thirty non
commissioned officers and men killed or
wounded. Maj. Gen. Fukuhime has now
under him at Tien Tsin about 4,000 Japan
TUAN KILLED .‘S.OOO.
Resented Their Petition for the
Live* of the Foreigner*.
Washington, July 16.—A report has
reached official Chinese quarters here of
a shocking tragedy In Pekin, not hereto
fore shown id any of the reports from
China. This appear* In a paper printed
in- the Chinese text, and although it is
in no tvay official, and may be a part of
the exaggerated gossip of the situation,
It. has none the less attracted the atten
tion of the Chinese Minister here.
According to this Chinese report three
thousand Chinese officials of Pekin. en
gaged in the government eervice, united
in a petition to Prime Tuan to spare the
foreigners, and afford them every pro
tection. In response to this, according
to the Chinese re|>ort. Prince Tuan order
ed that those who had united in the peti
tion be killed, and the order was carrieJ
INDIANA FDR CHINA.
Iler Sailing U Ith Troop* Aan on need
by Mac Arthur.
Washington, July 16.—The following ca
blegram w r as received at the war depart
ment to-day from Gen. MacArthur:
“Manila, July 16.—Adjutant General,
Washington: Transport Indiana sailed
yesterday for China with twenty officers,
Including two medical, 817 men. Four
teenth Regiment, United States Infantry;
one officer, thirty-one men Ninth Regi
ment, United States Infantry; Crozier,
ordnance officer, one sergeant, one chap
lain, sixteen hospital corps men; Flint
shire with seven officers, 271 men. Reil
ly’s Battery, two medical officers, five
hospital men, fully equipped.
Another cablegram from Gen. Mac-
Arthur announces the sailing from Ma
nila for tho United States of the big
transport Sherman, with a capacity for
COL. GUILD DECLINED
The First A**l*tnnt Po*tma*ter Gen
Washington, July 16.—Curtis Guild, of
Boston, who was tendered the appoint
ment of first as.-istant postmaster general
to succeed Perry 8. Heath, has declined
to accept the office. The reason he gives
for his action is the pressure of private
business Interests. Several other names
are now under consideration.
AN EXTRA SESSION,
IMPRESSION PREVAILS THAT ONE
MIST BE CALLED.
THE PRESIDENT RETURNING.
THE CABINET DISCUSSED THE
Qumtion of Revenue Agitating the
Chlnrie—CongrcnM* Aid I* Needed
to Deal With the Ditllnil t le*—More
Money Will Re Required for the
C’htiieMe C ainiinlgn—Suppreunion of
Unconfirmed Report* Prom Chinn
Washington. D. C.. July 16.—A1l hope of
rescuing Minister Conger and Americans
in Pekin, appears to have been abandoned,
and the question now agitating the ad
ministration is how to be revenged upon
the Chinese for the dastardly manner in
which they have murdered our represen
tatives within the empire.
There seems to be no longer any doubt
that all of the Americans in Pekin have
been massacred. Confirmatory reports to
that effect have been received from so
many sources that even Secretary Long,
the most peaceful member of the cabinet,
now admits that he sees nothing to hope
for in the returns from China yet to
So alarming were Ihe returns received
from China to-day that two separate
cabinet meetings were held at the statr*
deportment at the instance of Secretary
Hay. The result is that President Me*
Kinley will abandon his intention to re
main at Canton until late in August, and
return nt once to Washington, with th*
probable intention of calling an extra
session of Congress.
Latest developments in China aifd uni
versal indignation and resentment on the
part of the American people rendered it
necessary for the United States to send
a large additional force to China, not
only to aveirfco the probable massacre of
Minister Conger and his companions in
Pekin, but to wipe out as far as possi
ble the slaughter of the gallant Ninth
Regiment and the death of Col. Liscum.
commanding the land forces of the United
States. To accomplish this end, it will
be necessary to divert a large force of
troop® from the Philippines, and it wiil
also necessitate the expenditure of large
sums of money to defray the expenses of
a campaign in China. Gen. MacArthur
says he cannot reduce his force in the
Philippines without endangering Ameri
can interests, consequently it will he
necessary for Congress to assemble ii.
extra session to furnish the ways and
means to carry out the administration's
policy in the Chinese Empire.
This subject was discussed at the sec
ond cabinet meeting to-day, and although
no definite conclusion was reached, a
majority of (ho members of the cabinet
are of the opinion that an extra session
of Congress is inevitable in view’ of the
appalling situation in China. The sub
j* <*t of suppr ssing alarming reports from
China, urhsi thoroughly authenticated,
was also the subject of serious consider
ation. It was urged that, in view of the
administration’s announced policy to re
frain from making a, formal declaration
of war with China and to confine the
United S.ates to a policy of simply assist
ing the allicl forces in rescuing distress
ed Americans in China, It is unwise to
unduly exci e our people by reports which
may eventually prove incorrect.
There was some difference of opinion
among members of the cabinet as to the
wisdom of giving out the dispatch re
ceived this morning from Admiral Re
mey reciting some of th details of the
battle between ihe allied forces and the
Chinese at Tien Tsin. Adjutant General
Corbin called particular attention to the
fact that Admiral Remey used *he word
“reported” in opening his dispatch and
closes by stating “details not vet con
firmed. ” Gen. Corbin claims that it is
possible that the Admiral's dispatch may
be based on rumors brought to Che Foo
by unreliable persons, and. therefore, it
is unwise to inflame ihe public mind by
such h(artren Ung informal on unless it
can be fully verified.
This plea had but little effect outside
of the war department. Secretary Long
promptly resented the intimation that Ad
miral Remey would, tinder existing cir
cumstances, indulge in sensationalism at
such a crisis. He add'd that his high
reputation for courage, discretion and
ability Justifies the belief that the Ad
miral had ample ground for the dispatch
received at the navy department to-day.
It is understood that Secretary Hay re
ceived some important in
Admiral Remey’s dispatch. The second
cabinet conference was undoubtedly to
consider this information, and at the de
partment it was stated that it might be
given out later; also, that so critical is the
situation, an extra session con hardly be
avoided. This impression is strengthened
by the fact that Representative Cannon,
chairman of the Committee on Appropria
tions, was at the state department during
the cabinet meeting, and participated in
the eon side ration of the subject.
After the adjournment of ihe conference
Postmaster Geenral Smith admitted that
the situation in China is so alarming
that it was deemed advisable to call the
cabinet together for an interchange of
views as to who! should b* done in addi
tion to the precaution* already taken to
relieve American citizens in China. Our
naval and military resources in the Phil
ippines were considered, and the question
flrosp whether, in view of Gen. MacAr
thiir’s statement that the military force
under his command is now inadequate, we
ran afford to wifhdraw any more troops
from the Philippines and send them to
In view, of the heavy expenditures being
dally incurred in connection with China,
which have not been provided for. it was
urged that some provision of Congress
will be necessary to meet the demands
to be made Uf#>n the treasury. These
question* were seriously considered, an I
I the result was that a telegram was sent
! to the President outlining the individual
| view of the cabinet to the effect that the
stage has now been reached in Chira
| where serious deliberation, followed by
| decisive action, is imperative. this
! evening a telegram was received at the
I White House that the President will re
i turn to Washington to-morrow.
\\. 11. Wa!a lngton Dead.
Phoenix, Ariz., July 16. Judge W. H.
Waehlngton of Philadelphia, a direct de
: scendant of Augustine Washington, father
1 of George Washington, is dead at Castl*
j Creek, Hot Springs, of consumption. He
was 45 years of age, and a lawyer of
THE TRIAL OF POWERS.
Evidence That \\ n Hrouglit Out In
tin* Session YeMcrdny.
Georgetown, Ky., July 16— In the trial
of ex-Secretary of State Caleb Power,
charged with being accessory to the Goe
bel murder, which was resumed to-day.
a letter alleged to be signed by t’hleb
Powers, In which this expression appear
ed: "1 have had n hard time getting
Taylor and others to start, but they are
all light now. and this thing will soon
end,” was filed and made a part of the
Telegrams sent from Barboursville,
Powers’ home, having a bearing on the
case, were put in evidence ami identified
by the manager of the Barboursville tel
egraph office. The first telegrams read
were from Fowets to the various captains
alleged to have been charged with getting
up the excursion of mountain men to
Frankfort. Most of them read:
“How many can yon insure from your
county? Wire immediately.
“(Signed.) C. Powers.”
The defense filed a formal obeetion to
th ir competency ns evidence. The wit
ness, Mrs. Anderson, declartd someone
had tampered with many of the mes
sages on file in her office for January
hr. John South, of Frankfort, one of
ill*-* physicians who atlended Goebel, tes
tified as to the wounds. He was follow
ed by Col. Jack Chinn, who was with
Goebel when the shooting occurred.
Chinn said tt.e e had been crowds in tha
state house yard every day during Jan
uary, and members of the Legislature
had to elbow their way through daily to
get to the state hou.<\ At the time of
the assassination there was not a human
being in the yard except possibly one or
two about the gates.
The first shot seemed to come, he said,
from a window in the Secretary of State’s
office. The other shots were muffled, and
tho witness could not tell where they
came from. Witness said he fbw a win
dow in Powers’ office slightly raised.
Col. Chinn was asked if he could identi
fy the clothing worn by Senator Goebel
when he was shot. The bloodstained gar
ments were removed from the trunk and
he identified them. Continuing, Col. Chinn
said that eight or ten minutes after the
assassination the troops took charge of the
state house. Cross-examination did not re
veal anything new'.
W. B. Anderson, who kept a hotel at
Barboursville, and Finley Anderson, his
son, were also on the stand.
GILLETTE AND HTERLEY.
Were the Witnesses in the Greene-
New York, July 16,—The proceedings
brought to remove to the jurisdiction of
the Georgia federal courts John F., W. T.
and E. H. Gaynor and B enjamin D.
Greene, accused of consp ring with Capt
O. M. Carter'to defraud the government
in the matter of the Savannah harbor
improvemcn s. were continued to-day be
fore Commissioner Shi* ids.
J. W. O. Sterley, who was chief clerk
in the engineer’s office under Capt. Gar
ter. and who holds a similar posiiion un
der Capt. C. E. Gillette, continued his
Identification of certain records from the
Capt. Gillette followed and tes'ifled that
con ractors were unable to bid intelli
gently on the designs for fascine mat
tresses furnished by Capt. Carter. He
sad that there was no apparent reason
why tho stylo of mattress used In the
construction work at Cumberland Sound
and Savannah harbor should have in
creased in price from $1.40 a linear foot
under Carter’s predecessor, Gen. Gilmore,
to $3.80 a linear foot in the bid made Car
tor by the Atlantic Contracting com
When the exhibits were all in. Capt
Gillebe sal 1 he to k < harge in Savannah
on Ju y 20. 1897. Rome t<n days
laior he started to inspect the
work in Cumberland Sound. He found
ihe contractors, the At lon tic Con
i acting Company, he said, were not
living up to ihe specifications. He de
scribed in detail, at Mr. Erwin’s request,
the method of brush mattress construc
tion carried on 4>y the contractors; told
how ihe mattresses should have been made
to conform with the war department, de
sign and submitted photographs of the
The balance of the session was taken
by the introduction by Mr. Erwin and the
description by Capt. Gillette of mattresses
and buttresses and other methods of con
The obJ<\*r of the testimony was to show
that Atlantic Contracting Company
whs specially favored and that when no
exact form of mattress was specified, they
were permitted to do the work in the man
ner moat vconomirnl and least trouble
some to themselves.
The hearing will be continued to-mor
CLOUDBURST IN TEXAS.
Fifteen Live* Are knoun to Have
Coleman, Tex., July 16.—Fifteen lives
arc known to have been lost in a cloud
burs' here to-day. Ten bodies have been
recovered, but only two were identified.
Joseph Bpath. hading merchant of the
It is feared that many more lives were
Unt in the val ey bV.ow Coleman. The
cloudburst, which followed three day* of
unprecedented rain fa 1, caused Ford’s
crook to burst Us bank and rush through
Coleman, a village of less than 1,000 in
rewd .erel citizens, roused fr m their
slumbers, rushed into the streets and
were swept away. Many were saved by
catching hold of pieces of timber and
navigating them into eddies formed by
1! e swi t current, where they were
Rjath and Fullistine managed to mount
their horses. They dashed into the water
and swam their horses to a house where
four little girls were screaming for help.
Each rescued two of the children, whom
they took upon their horses. The ani-,
mils were swept away, however, in a
noble efTort to stem the swift current,
and all were drowned.
Water has flooded the track of the
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad for
miles around, and all traffic is stopped.
TIMED TO INCITE A RIOT.
And Vngrnut Foreigner* In Pretoria
Pretoria, July 16.—Three hundred and
eight vagrant foreigners have been ar
rested at Johannesburg In consequence of
the discovery of a plot to create a riot
and to Join the Boer commando with
which they have been in communication.
The foreign conouls have been notified
that the suspects will be liberated if they
will answer for their future be
DAILY, ** A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.n A YEAR
DEMOCRATIC C U RS, l RGING THEM
HE ARRAIGNS REPUBLICANS.
DEAREST PRINCIPLES OF THE RE
PI BLIC IMPERILLED.
Tlilh I* no Ordinary Year In Politic*.
Republican* Trying to Force* I ro
ller in 1 I*m hiiil MllitnrdNin I pon the
People—Declaration of Independ
ence Trampled l nder Foot—Tra*la
Floiiri*li I nder Hie Sanction of 'he
Party in Power.
New York, July 16.—W. R. llearst, prov
ident of the National Association of Dem
ocratic Clubs, has issued an address to
the clubs in which he calls on them to
“publicly ratify the nomination of Will
iam Jennings Bryan for President and
Adlai E. Stevenson for Vice President and
prepare to defend the republic against
the corrupt and corrupting spirit of im
The address arraigns tho Republican
party bitterly for its attitude toward “im
perialism” and trusts and urges all pa
triotic citizens to organize to preserve the
institutions of the republic.
Tho address continues: “This is no or
dinary year in American politics. Col
onies have been established under the
American flag without the consent of the
American people, and in defiance of the
constitution. Tho unlawful and brutal
policy of President McKinley and his
advisers, involving the ahandonement of
the principle of political equality on Amer
ican soil, has been confirmed by the Re
publican party in its Nn ionai Conven
“The Republican party, under Its pres
ent leadership, is attempting to commit
a hitherto peaceful and Just nation to a
career of imperial adventure and con
quest. Its conservatism is disappearing
and Its main i>olicy is dominated by a
vulgar spirit of greed unknown on this
continent until now. The Repuhlicon
party has become n patty of revolution.
It is attacking the irreproachable ann
time-approved i>olitiea', industrial and
social .systems under which this republic
has steadily grown in strength and glory,
and ha* dishonored our flag and our na
tion:! 1 obligations before the civilized
“It has trampled the Declaration of In
dependence under foot, ihe Republican
I arty Is ihe promoters and agent of tha
new and terrible Trust system which
s eka to destroy Indus.rial competition In
America—another revel.tlonttry move
ment he mile to free ins: L.utlons.
“The solrit of militarism maiks
act of the national government These
radical and experimental changes in tha
order of our nolle rial progress threaten
the existence of Republi an governmnt
on the /American continent. Subjects and
cl tiers cannot h ng endure the same flag.
Monopoly takes away opportunity and
hope from the masses of the people; it
robs the young men off the nation of all
chancia to a hie\e the r Independence
and fastens upon them a perpetual wagi
servitude; it converts small proprietor*
In o hirelings and it j uts into the hands
nf a few men the absolute con rol of pro
duction and prices.
“Against these new and dangerous pol
icies—condemned alike by experience and
by Justice—the Democratic party is ex
erting its whole strength. Its candi
dates and Its platform represent the con
servative spirit of the American people
and their faith in American institutions.
They represent opportunity at home as
against adventure in Asia; peace rather
than war. irn-plred by the lust of money;
citizenship, not subjecthood; a homoge
nous republic, not H heterogenous em
pire. a nation of prosperous, equal, lib
erty-loving citizens, unburdened by war
taxes or a great standing army, leading
ultimately to military conscription.
“The re-election of President McKinley
will be taken by the Republican loaders
as n proof that the American people ap
prove an imperial, military and trust
“In the presence of these Impending
national perils, the National AssociaGon
of Democratic Flubs calls upon all Demo
cratic clubs, societies and association*
in the United States to organize their
forces for tho defense of republican insti
tutions. Patriotic citizens, regardless of
past political ties or prejudices, are ear
nestly invited to assist in this work of
preservation. This year the nation must
choose between the European and th#
American theory of government.”
THK T\\ O \V I R E K ILLED.
Train Dnnlicd Into n Buggy With
Springfield. 111., July 16.—1n crossing the
railroad track while driving to Clinton in
a buggy in a heavy rain this morning,
Miss Eva Finfrock and brother, residing
Waynesville, 111., were struck by an
Illinois train, and both were killed. They
had the buggy curtain drawn and a para
sol held Ln front of them, and did not sc*
WILL COME TO AMERICA.
Roer* Will Leave Africa When
tlic War I* Over.
Cape Town, July 6.—^When the war In
South Africa Is over 10,000 Boers, chiefly
naturalized citizens of the Transvaal, will
emigrate to tho United Stages. Irlsh-
Amerloans are arranging the preliminaries
for this movement.
The latest Machadodorp advices say
that President Kruger will refuse to sur
render until his supplies are exhausted.
BECKHAM ON THE FIRST.
II Now Serin* He Will Get the Noml
Frankfort, Ky., July 16.—The returns
received here to-night from the Demo,
cratic County Conventions, held through,
out the mate this afternoon, for the pur.
poses of selecting delegates to tho Demo
cratic State Convention, to be held at
Iyexlnglon Thursday, indicate that Gov.
J. C. W. Beckham' will receive the nom
ination on the first baliol.
WANTS NO ARBITRATION.
The St. Lonli Company Will Not
Agree to That Plnn.
St. Louie. July 16.—1 t was announced to
day by attorney* for the St. Louis Trans
it Company, that tho company will not
submit to arbitration the difference* be
tween it and Its employe* as requested
V the CUlacn’s Arbitration Committee.