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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. .- - Incorporated ISSS
J. H. ESTILL. President.
IT MAY SOOU BE WAR
\\OI : LD FOLLOW ESTABLISH MEAT
OF CHINESE FRAUD.
SITUATION NOT IMPROVED.
DEVELOPMENTS tend to throw
more doubt on china.
Viceroy Tak's Edict In Looked Upon
an a Preliminary to a Declaration
f War—China I* Evidently Playing
for Time to Get Her Army Into
Better Shape—Kenipff Writes That
the Government Is Upholding tlic
Washington, July 26.—There were no de
velopments today to warrant the assump
tion that there has been the slightest im
provement in the Chinese situation. In
deed, the general tendency of such news
found light, was to add to the steadily
growing doubt as to the good faith of the
Chinese government as manifested in its
Admiral KempfT’s letter, given publicity
by the navy department to-day, made
the direct statement that the imperial
authorities were in sympathy with the
Boxers, though he added that the govern
ment tvas afterward paralyzed and inca
pable of controlling the situation.
This was the first official declaration
to reach our government contradictory of
the Cninese representations that the im
perial government had steadfastly, and
from the first opposed the Boxer move
ment. and our government is bound to
accept the word of its own officer until
that is overcome by irrefragible proof.
Then, the exchanges that are in con
stant progress between the Powers are
tending more and more to cast suspicion
upon the genuineness of the many com
munications that have come from Pekin
through Chinese governmental sources.
If it should be finally established that
there has been an attempt on their part
to practice a gigantic fraud upon the
world, the fact may call for a change of
altitude on the part of the United States
government toward China. This would
not affect the militahy policy already un
der way, but merely the technical rela
tions between the two governments, which
probably would closely approximate a
fctate of formal war.
Tak’* Edict \ot Liked.
The imperial edict promulgated yester
day by Viceroy Tak, at Canton, has left
a disagreeable impression here. Despite
the Chinese minister’s view to the contra
ry, this edict is looked upon as suspic
iously like a preliminary to a formal
declaration of war, as only one step to
ward securing time to move Chinese forces
into better position for defense against
The navy department to-day contributed
a brief news item in the shape of a vin
dication by Admiral Remey of the United
States marines from, the general charge of
looting at Tien Tsin. The Admiral had a
good deal more than this to report to the
navy department, but the officials did not
regard the rest of his report as' proper for
publication just now.
Gen. Miles and Gen. Buffington were
again in consultation, though separately,
with Secretary Root to-day and the suppo
sition is that the Chinese question was un
ROCKHILL TO SAIL AUG. 3.
Think* Recent Development* Will
Complicate His Work.
Washington, July 26.—Special Commis-*
Bioner Roekhiil will leave Washington
Saturday with Mrs. Roekhiil for San
Francisco, stopping a day or two at Chi
cago en route. This will enable him to
reach San Francisco in time to take the
Japanese liner American Maru, which
sails for Yokohama and Nagasaki on the
third of August.
Mr. Roekhiil appeared to-dny to believe
that his task has been made much more
difficult by the developments of the last
day or two, particularly those indicating
the gradual drifting of China into a reg
ularly established state of war with the
Powers. He is chary about accepting with
out full confirmation any advices ns 10
the situation at Pekin that pass through
*he hands of the notorious viceroy of
Shang Tung, Yuan Shih Kai, who is well
known to him. Yuan was the Chinese gov
ernment's representative in Korea in the
period just preceding the CninoJapatiese
*var and it is said here that he was the
onp official directly responsible for that
AO SHIPMENTS OF ARMS.
Collector* on the Pacific Ordered to
l/ook Out for Them.
Washington, July 26.—The Secretary of
the Treasury has sent the following let
ler of instructions to all collectors of
customs on the Pacific, prohibiting the
exportation of arms to China:
“At the request of the honorable Secre
cy of State, you ore instructed to use
the utmost diligence to prevent the send
ing of arms from your port which may
bf used by the insurgent forces in China
lo 'he harm of American citizens in that
o intry. In any case of the shipment of
*nns destined for Asia which you have
r> ls on to believe may be so used, you
"il! telegraph the fact promptly to the
d*!';.rtment, and detain the vessels until
instructed. You may communicate the
s distance of these instructions personal
iv to <he ow ners or agents of vessels de-
Mitng clearance from youi* port to ports
,n Asia, or he islands of the Pacific, in-
v '"ng their attention also to sections 4.083,
and 4.102 of the Revised Statutes.”
robe to .succeed LI SCI m.
Ordered From Manila to Take Com
mand of tlie Ninth.
Washington, July 26.—C01. Charles F.
Kobe, formerly lieutenant colonel of the
Seventeenth Infantry, who succeeded to
th * command of the Ninth Infantry on
,hf of Col. E. H. Llscum while
gallantly leading his forces at Tien Tsin.
been ordered to proceed at once to
China for the purpose of assuming com
mand of hi* regiment.
Pr >l Robe ha* been on active field duty
W'h his regiment in the Philippines for
several months past and is now at Ma- !
nila awaiting transportation to Taku.
FORTS FIRED ON MONOCACY.
It Was an Act of War and Admiral
Kenipff Acted Accordingly In
Washington, July 26.—The navy depart
ment has just made public the following
report from Admiral Kempff, dated Jun*
“Referring to my actions in declining
to take part in the seizure of the Taku
forts, and in afterward making common
cause with the foreign forces in the pro
tection of foreign life and property, 1
would respectfully state that the Chinese
government is now paralyzed, and the se
cret edicts show that it is in sympathy
with the Boxers.
“The fact that under the existing cir
cumstances the troops at the forts were
given much extra drills, torpedoes were
provided, and, it is claimed, planted in
the entrance of the Pei Ho, was consider
ed menacing, and, by other senior naval
officers, sufficient cause to justify them
in demanding the temporary occupation
of the forts. This culminated in the bom
bardment of the forts by other foreign
gunboats on the morning of the 17th in
stant, which has been described. In this
bombardment the Monocacy was tired
upon andi struck without having received
“It i6 now necessary to join with the
other foreign Powers for common defense
and preservation of foreign people and
the honor of our country.
“I refused to join In taking possession
of the imperial Chinese railway station
an*l also declined to join In the demand
for temporary occupation of the Taku
forts, for 1 thought it against the policy
and wishes of our government to be en
tangled with other foreign Powers in such
a step, and also because it endangered the
lives of people in the interior in advance
of absolute necessity; for up to early
morning of June 17 the Chinese govern
ment had not commuted, so far as I am
aware, any act of open hostilities toward
the foreign armed forces.
“In opening fire without warning, an act
of war was committed when many shots
were fired at the place w r here the Mo
nocacy was moored, about 3,000 yards from
the forts. Those firing must have known
of her presence there, as she had been
moored in that position for a number of
“Under these circumstances I regarded
the situation as one for the protection of
the national honor and the preservation
of our people and have acted accordingly.”
WALLER SUCCEEDS MEADE.
American Marine* Xot Guilty of
Looting: Tien Tsin.
Washington, July 26.—The navy depart
ment this morning received the following
telegram from Admiral Remey:
“Taku, July 24, Che Foo, July 25.—Bu
reau Navigation. Washington: Col. Meade
condemned, Mare Island Hospital, rheu
matism; Maj. Waller succeeds command
First Regiment. My obtainable informa
tion clears marine* of any imputation
burning houses or looting Tien Tsin.
COREA ENTERS A DENIAL.
Asserted Boxer Movement Ha* Not
Reaelied That Country.
Washington, July 26.—Mr. Yo, the Co
rean charge d’affaires here, took to the
state department this morning a dispatch
from his government denying positively
movement had extended to Corea and that
any whinese Boxers had crossed the Co
rea n frontier.
RAILROAD RATES TOO HIGH.
Bryan Notification Meeting May Not
lie In Indiannpoli*.
Indianapolis, Ind., July 26.—Inquiry to
day of Chairman Martin, of the Demo
cratic State Committee, as to whether
Mr. JSryan will speak here the evening of
his notification,' brought e surprising re
ply. The chairman exclaimed angrily:
“It does not look right now as if Mr.
Bryan will be here. It doesn’t look as if
the notification would be held here at all.”
“Do you mean that Mr. Bryan cannot
“I mean that unless railroads give us
terms that are just this notification meet
ing will be 'colled off and not be held in
the state of Indiana. The railroads have
held the Democratic committees up for
years and they are at the same old game.
But, I promise that unless belter terms are
made than those offered the notification
meeting here will he declared off.”
TRACY SrCCEEDS PEABODY’.
National Democrats Open Head
quarters at Indlannpolis.
Indianapolis, Ind., July 26.—At a busi
ness meeting of the National Committee
of the National Democrats to-day Charles
Tracy of New York was elected chairman
to succeed George F. Peabody of New
York, who resigned because of illness. It
was decided to establish headquarters In
Indianapolis. The committee announces
that It will carry on a vigorous camiuilgn
In the "interest of the sound money.”
Authority was given the new chairman
to till the vacancy on the Executive Com
mittee caused by the resignation of W.
B. Haldeman of Louisville, and also Ihe
vacancy of Ihe National Committee by the
resignation of Louis it. Ehrlch of Colora
The committee then adjourned subject
to the call of the chairman.
lIRYAN IS WORKING gIIBTLY.
Gratified at Outcome of Fusion Con
ventions In Kansas.
Lincoln, Neb.. July 26.—William Jen
nings Bryan had no visitors of promi
nence to-doy and spent most of the after
noon a* Ills farm cottage with his steno
grapher. He finds this the best place to
work on campaign material. Mr. Bryan
expressed gratification at the outcome of
the fusion conventions In Kansan.
FEVER AT BOCAS DEL TORO.
Precautions Against It Have Been
Taken at Mobile.
Mobile, Ala.. July 26.-Burgeon General
Wyman telegraphed this afternoon to the
local health authorities that there have
been ten cases of yellow fever and one
death at Bocas del Toro, Colombia.
Precautions have been taken against *he
introduction of the disease into this port,
which is one of the principal Importing
ports for banana* from Boca.
SAVANNAH, GA„ FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1000.
ARE LEAVING PEKIN
EARL LI SAYS SOME OF THE LEG A
TIONERS HAVE LEFT.
CHINA PREPARING TO FIGHT.
ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN GETTING
HER ARMIES READY.
Boxer Movement Recoining More
Threacening in Sonthern Provin
ces—lncendiary Placards Posted.
Massacre of 800 Converts at lieu
Sien Fn—Two English Missionary
Women Murdered—Request to Me
diate Has Been Sent to All the
London, July 27.—The Shanghai corres
pondent of the Daily Express telegraph
ing yesterday eavs:
“La Hung Chang now' states that some
of the members of the legations have al
ready left Pekin and may be expected
shortiy. He is becoming angry at the
skepticism of the consuls.
“The impression is gaining ground here
that the ministers of the Powers to whom
fhina has appealed for mediation may
still be alive. The representatives of
France, Russia. Japan and the United
States have visited Li Hung Chang, but
the others still keep aloof.
“The Americans here are indignant
over the fact that United States Consul
Goodnow has entered into relations with
Earl Li. but Mr. Goodonw defends his ac
tion on the ground that he is following
the instructions of his government.
“Trade in Shanghai is so paralyzed that
the customs revenue will not suffice to se
cure the payment of the next installment
of the foreign loan.
Preparation* for War.
“Meanwhile active preparations In the
Yang-tse region for war are in progress,
not for war against the rebels, but
against the foreign Powers. Junk loads
of Chinese soldiers and Boxers disguised
as coolies are arriving here daily. The
arsenal is full of arms and supplies are
constantly coming in.
“The Nankin and Wu Chang garrisons
are being constantly reinforced, and the
Viceroys admit that they\ cannot much
longer withstand the pressure brought to
bear by Sheng and LI Hung Chang upon
them to join their forces with Prince
“It is hoped that the arrival of Admiral
Seymour here may stiffen the backs of
the southern Viceroys and restore the se
curity of the port.
“Two English missionary ladies, Miss
Whitchurch and Miss Searell, have been
murdered at Hsal Oi, in -the province of
Shan Si. Massacres are also reported
from Tai Yuan and Pao Ting Fu.”
Boxer* Make Dire Threat*.
The Canton correspondent of the Daily
Telegraph, in a dispatch dated Wednes
“There are daily arrests of Boxers and
smugglers caught loaded with arms and
ammunition. Executions quickly follow,
but the rowdy element remains practical
ly undismayed. In the country districts,
the people ore more threatening, and bold
than in the city. Their inflammatory pla
cards are freely posted, such ns the fol
“We, the Chinese children of the Sages,
are faithful and filial, as well as mod
est. How does it come to pass then that
any of us can so far forget himself as to
become the proselyte of a barbarian’s re
ligion. Tens of thousands of native con
verts have been killed in North China,
and their houses and possessions destroy
ed. Because of this all the countries of
the world have sent soldiers to Tien Tsin
to protect the converts. This they have
failed to do. The mission churches, the
foreign consuls, and all the barbarian
troops have been slaughtered, just as you
kill chickens and dogs. „
“You converts have involved the bar
barians in the calamity. We look upon
you as rebels and soon your doom will
overtake you. Unhappy Is your condition,
for all men hate and despise you. Great
is your distress. Your hands hang help
less by your sides. Despair has seized
your minds. Death alone will relieve you.
By following the doctrines of these rene
gade and foreigners you have forfeited
your rights as men. We warn you at once
to fly to safe hiding places while yet there
Six Hundred Massacred.
The Hong Kong correspondent of the
Dally Express wires as follows under yes
“An Italian priest has Just arrived here
from Hen Sien Fu, In Southern Huan,
where the Italian Bishop and three
priests have been massacred after revolt
tngfl torture. This took place on July 4.
Six hundred converts were massacred aft
er the women had been subjected to hid
eous brutalities. Six other priests fled to
the hills, where they were probably killed.
The priest who escaped had a perilous
Journey to Hong Kong. He hid In a coffin
on board a river boat for seventeen days.”
EACH SIDE WON A VICTORY.
French Bent Ihe noers nnd Ihe Lat
ter Made Hunter Retire.
London. July 26.—Lord Roberts reports
to Ihe war office under date of Balmorol,
July 25, as follows:
"We marched here yesterday without
seeing the enemy.
"The Boers on July 24. engaged French
and Hutton six miles south of Balmoral.
While Alderson's mounted Infantry at
tacked the Boers' right. French made a
turning movement around their left. See
ing their retreat threatened, the Boers
broke and fled. French and Hutton fol
lowed and proposed to cross Ollphant's
river to-day at Naautv Poort.
"Our casualties were one wounded."
Lord Roberts reports to Ihe war office
to-day, that Gen. Hunter’s command was
heavily engaged, July 24 and 25, In the
bills south of Bethlehem. The Boers
were strongly entrenched, and fought
stubbornly throughout the 24th, and com- ]
pelleil the British to retire from some of ;
their positions with about fifty casual
At last accounts Gen. Hunter had work
ed around into Broadwater Basin, in the
rear of the. Boers, while Gen. Hector Mac-
Donald and Gen. Bruce Hamilton were
blocking outlets on the front of the. Fed
erate, who had evacuated their position
Further Reports of MnsHncrea of
( liristia ns— Earl Li Suspected.
The Trouble in Pekin.
London, July 27, 4:30 a. m.—All the Pow
ers appear to have received an identical
Chinese appeal for mediation, but, in the
absence of definite "news regarding the
fate of the ministers and of any reliable
indications of the real origin of the. ap
peal, it seems that Lord Salisbury, the
premier, considered it was not even neces
sary to publish the fac-t that the appeal
had been received or to do anything be
yond formally acknowledging it. with per
haps an intimation that nothing could be
done until news from Pekin has arrived.
If it could be ascertained beyond doubt
that the reports of a massacre at Pekin
were unfounded, and there is a disposition
here to believe that (he ministers may, af
ter all, he heid as hostages, Lord Salis
bury’s policy would probably incline more
toward the conciliation attributed to
Washington than to the revenge attribut
ed to Berlin. But. while there is no ces
sation of the deluge of rumors, it is be
ginning to be believed at Shanghai, Can
ton and other points that the viceroys
are as completely in the dark as to af
fairs in Pekin as the Europeans them
Earl Li Under Suspicion.
Meanwhile, the doings of Li Hung Chang
are regarded with ever increasing suspi
cion, while the situation in the southern
provinces daily grows worse.
With the report that the allies will be
gin to advance upon Pekin in a fortnight,
and in view of Admiral Seymour’s visit
of inspection to the Yang-tse-Kiang, the
feeling is that no great time will elapse
before matters assume a more definite
The Viceroy of Nankin still professes
to be able, with the aid of Jhe other Yang
tze Viceroys to keep order,mut he declares
that if Europe sends warships, this will
assuredly lead to an anti-foreign out
break. If it be true that the Japanese
have started a campaign frornShan Hai
Kwan, that also will precipitate matters,
but the report to this effect lacks con
It is reported from Tien Tsin that the
Chinese forces are concentrating at tha
village of Getsang. ten miles north of Tien
Tsin, where it is said large quantities of
rice are stored.
The Russian and Japanese cavalry are
keeping in close touch with the enemy.
The river is still low*, and water trans
port would be. difficult.
With reference to the control of the rail
way, K is understood that Mr. Kinder,
the British engineer, has arranged with
the Chinese general for the protection of
rhe line beyond the Pei Tang. Therefore,
Russian control could only apply to the
Tien Tsin-Taku nnd Pei Tang sections. If
this arrangement is disturbed, it Is under
stood that the destruction of the line is
Were Horrible Massacre*.
There is nn unconfirmed Chinese report
thar sixty Protestant and Catholic mis
sionaries have been massacred in Ki Yuan
Fu and the vicinity.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Mail, describing the massacre at
‘The Bishop had armed 200 converts to
defend the cathedral and a body of Chi
nese troops had been sent to defend the
converts, but the soldiers were leagued
with the Boxers. While the Christians
were holding a service, believing them
selves safe under the protection of the
tloops, the signal was given, end soldiers
and Boxers surrounded, and set fire to
the church, putting the escaping worship
pers to the sword.
The Bishop was captured and taken to
the viceroy’s yamen. where he was dia
bolically tortured and decapitated. His
head now hangs in front of the yamen.”
The Daily Mail explains that the Chi
nese employe of -the British legation, who,
according to its advices yesterday, es
caped from Pekin to Niu Chwang, and
reported there that when he left Pekin,
most of the members of the legations were
dead, and the condition of the others was
hopeless, did not ‘actually leave Pekin un
til July 8, and this goes to show, if his
statement Is to be relied upon, that a gen
eral massacre had not occurred on July
6, as has been reported.
Situation in Northern China.
There is little fretsh news regarding the
situation In Manchuria. The Russian*
inflicted another serious defeat upon the
Chinese at Fort Echo on July 23.
From Kobe comes a report that eight
battalion* of Russians have been com
pelled to leave Vladivostock and Tien
Tsin on account of the Manchuria trou
Telegrams have arrived at St. Peters
burg by a circuitous route, dated Pekin.
June 15 and June 18, describing the origin
of the trouble. They come from the direc
tor of the Russo-Chineee bank in Pekin.
He says in part:
“The German legation on June 13 arres
ted an anti-Christian brigand. This was
the signal for an ani-Christinn Uprising
and at 6 o’clock in the evening the ar.ti-
Ohrietlan* f*et fire to the American church
and burned it to the ground. The Euro
peans then barricaded the legations and
the rioters sacked and burned the houses
in the European quarter.”
It further appears from these advVes
that by June 18 the legation* were be
sieged and the Chinese government had
attempted to Invoke the aid of M. deOlers,
the Russian minister, and Mr. Conger, to
prevent the advance of Russian troops
SEYMOUR REACHES *H%\GIIAI.
Much Mi* y Depend on the Action of
Shanghai. July 26. Admiral Seymour
has arrived here, and has been In consul
tation with the British consul regarding
It is reported that the British battle
ship Centurion and the cruisers Undaunt
ed and Dido are at/Woo Sung.
The following warships are here:
British—Daphne, Alacrity, Hart and
Woodcock; American—Castine; Dutch—
Holland; French—Surprise, and Japanese
—Tnkao and Akagl.
It Is reported that Li Hung Chang in
tends to leave for Foo Chow, from which
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IT WAS A STOUT MAN
WHO H l\ OUT .11 ST \FTER GOEBEL
HID KEEN SHOT.
POWERS HAD USE FOR PARDON.
POWERS AND I>\\lS DISGUISED AS
\ Man Who Looked Like Yoatiey
Wu* Heard to Say He Had Made 1 p
Hl* Mind to Kill Goebel—Noah*
Put I niler Cross Fire—A Letter
That Promises to Play on Import
ant Purt In the Case.
Georgetown, Ky., July' 26.—Walter Bron
ston, a Lexington attorney, who assisted
in the arrest of Caleb Powers and John
Davis, at Lexington, was the first wit
ness called to-day in the trial of Caleb
Powers for alleged complicity in the Goe
Powers and Davis w’ere disguised ns
soldiers, and both were armed, the wit
ness said. Witness Identified them to the
police officers. After a forcible arrest.
Powers was taken to jail, where the par
don granted him by Gov. Taylor and $1,300
in money were, found in his pockets. Dep
uty Sheriff Rogers of Lexington corrobo
rated this testimony'.
H. Davis Harrod, a constable of Frank
fort, testified that when the shooting oc
curred he ran to the executive building
and entered the west door. The door of
the ante-room to the executive offices was
closed. Witness pushed It open with dif
ficulty and encountered several men, who
thrust pistols in his face. He told them
he was an officer, but they kept -their
pistols aimed at him and made no reply.
Harrod said that Just as he entered the
main door a short, stout man slammed
th% door of the Secretary of State’s of
fice and dashed down the steps to the
basement. Witness did not know Yout
The pardon granted Powers by' Gov.
Taylor was then exhibited to the jury.
find Good I sc for Pardon*.
Walter Bronston, recalled, told of a
conversation with Powers after the ar
rest, in which Powers, referring to the
“1 know this looks a little bad, but we
were making our way to a place where
the pardon would have been recognized.”
W. H. Wagner of Whitney county gave
sensational testimony against both Pow
ers and Y’outsey. He said he was in the
Secretary of State’s office a few days be
fore the shooting. A man whom he did
not know, referring to Goebel, said:
“Somebody ought to kill that and and ras
Witness heard a man who he was al
most positive whs Youtsey, say:
“I have made up my mind to do that
On Saturday before the shooting, Caleb
Powers said, in conversation:
“If we could get the head of the ticket
to act, we could do something. If he
does not stand up, I intend to expose the
Nonk* Again on the Stand.
The defense put Robert Noaks on the
stand this afternoon and questioned him
at length for the purpose of laying a
foundation to contradict his testimony.
A letter written by Noaks to his cousin.
Miss Effie Blankenship, at Crawfordville.
Ind., since his arrest, promises to play
an important part in the matter so far ns
Noaks testimony is concerned, in the
event the defense* can produce the letter.
What is alleged to be the substance of it
was presented to the court this afternoon
—clipped from a newspaper. The matter
was not given to /he jury, Judge Cantrill
ruling that the witness could not be ques
tioned concerning the alleged letter or its
contents without first showing that the
letter had either been lost or destroyed.
The defense will endeavor to get the let
Harry Tandy, assistant Secretary of
State, produced the executive journal kept
by Gov. Taylor. The journal did not show
nn order calling out troops after the as
sassination. The pardons issued to Pow
ers. Finley, Culton- and Davis were re
Proved* of Mountaineer*.
Graham Vreeland. a Louisville newspa
per man, testified that he saw the crowd
of mountaineer* aJn. 25. There were prob
ably 1,200 of them. He was in the office
of the Commissioner of Agriculture that
afternon and saw Charles Finley giving
the men their guns.
Robert Noaks, recalled, was asked by
Judge Tinsley if he did not tell a party at
Cumberland Ghp that he was going to get
pan of that SIOO,OOO reward, although he
hih not know anything the Goebel
conspiracy. Witness denied it. He was
then asked regarding a letter written by
him to Miss Effie Blankenship of Crmv
fordsville, Ind., an alleged quotation from
which was presented in a newspai>er clip
Letters and telegrams from Powers to
Noaks were excluded. The court admit
ted a letter dated March 30, which said:
“Dear Rolert: They held me without
bail, although they had no evidence
against me. F am in the hands of the
gang and evidence docs not count much In
these courts, except confession evidence.
I am going fo do all I can to get a change
of venue. Yes, I will need you as a wit
ness on my final trial.”
TOWN OF IIEKWAI TAKEN.
I'ntflifth Gain an Important Point In
Bekwal, Ashanti, July 26.—C01. Morland,
under instructions from Col. Willcoek*,
with n force of infantry and five guns, at
tacked a large war camp at Kokofu. With
a brilliant charge the stockade* were
rushed beore the enemy had time to occu
py them, and therefore they were forced
to evacuate the town. A large amount of
ammunition and arms were captured. The
town was then razed, thus removing an
important obstacle in Col. Willcock*
FORTY REPORTED DROWNED,
An Aln*knn Steamer ftaild to Have
(a pal red in a Storm.
'Minneapolis, July 26.—A *pecial to the
Times from Victoria, B. C., says:
Patssnger.i who arrived here to-day cn
the steamer Cottage City from Alaskan
ports, report that an unconfirmed rumor
was circulated at Juneau when they left
that port to the effect that the stern
wheeier Florence 111 had been caught In
a srorm on Lake Labarge and was cap
sized. There were 150 passenger a aboard
and forty are said to have.lost their lives.
TAXES FROM RAILROADS.
Rlaht of Countle* to Collect Them j
Prior to \rgue<l Before the
Atlanta, July 26.—A case of the highest
importance to the railroads of this state
haw Just been argued before the Supreme
Tax Collector W. T. Staten of Lowndes
county claims that the Savannah, Florida
and Western Railroad is due the county
about $10,00) for taxes from 1880 to
1889. Asa result of the claim a case is
now (lending in the Supreme Court and it
remains for that tribunal to decide if the
county of Lowndes can collect the amount.
Previous to 1689 the counties of the state
could not tax the railroads, but an act of
the Legislature during that year changed
the law, giving them the right to tax the
railroads for the number of miles of track
operated within the county.
Now the tax collector of Ix>wndes has
assessed the railroad for the years pre
vious to the. enactment of the law. The
laiiroad company refused to pay the as
sessment and execution** were issued
against the Savannah, Florida and West
ern. To collect the claim several lots of
land, property of the railroad., were levied
on and were advertised for sale. The
railroad company, however, secured an in
junction against the sale of the land and
when the case came up for trial a perma
nent injunction was granted.
The County Commissioners of Lowndes
ordered the tax collector to appeal the
case to the Supreme Court. The decision
will mean much to the railroads of the
state. If the Supreme Court should hold
that Lowndes county lias the right to col
lect the tax which the collector claims is
due, every county In Georgia in which
there afe railroads could assess the same
tax. The oldest lines in the state could be
taxed from the time of laying of the rails,
'bhia would involve a large amount of
money and would cost the railroads much.
A SOLDIER WAS BEHEADED.
Company of Fortieth Then Killed
Manila, July 26.—At Oroquieta, In North
ern Mindanao, two soldiers entered a na
tive store for the purpose of buying food.
While there one of them was killed by
a bolo and his head severed from his
body. ’The other escaped and gave the
A company of the Fortieth Infantry sta
tioned at Cagayan, repaired to Oroquieta
and killed eighty-nine, natives, thirty of
them being in a single house.
Subsequently the gunboat Callao, com
manded by Llaut. George B. Bradshaw,
shelled Oroquieta, burning the ware
houses. One of the crew was killed.
A force of the enemy estimated to num
ber 500, under the leadership of Alvarez,
formerly the Insurgent president of Yar
brangn, is now* persistently troubling
A marine at the outpost of Isabella de
Rasilan was boloed by natives, and so
badly wounded that he died. Isabella is
REBEL LOSSES WERE HEAVY.
Over IMKi Were Killed or Wounded
In Rattle Near Panama.
Colon, July 26.—A *pe*4al train left here
at 7 o’clock yesterday with the Savanllla
reinforcements under Gen. Serrano. This
addition to the government force* promise*
hopeful results of the civil war.
An ambulance corps from the British
cruiser Leander is assisting lo the utmost
In the care of the wounded in Tuesday’s
battle. The killed and wounded number
over 500. The rebels’ loss was terrific.
The hospital* are full, and sopn* of the
woundeu are being brought to Colon.
HAC K OF REVOLUTION BROKEN.
Colombian R*lm>lh Surrendered to
Washington, July 26.—The state depart
ment has received a dispatch from Con
sul General Gudger at Panama announc
ing the collapse of the revolutionary
movement there. He states that the Lib
erals unexpectedly surrendered and that
quiet now prevails in Panama.
CONSIDERS IT ALL OVER.
Connul General F.*|lnoln on the Co
New York, July 26.—Consul General
Espinola of the Republic of Colombia, said
10-iay of the revolution In Panama:
“I think it is over. Eight hundred gov
ernment troop* met 1,200 insurgent*, and
either killed or wounded 400 of them. Re
inforcements from the government came
just then. Gen. Campos bringing 1,000 ad
ditional troop*. There was nothing else
to do, and the insurgents Junt laid down
their arm* and surrendered.”
Panama, July 26.—The insurgent* In the
Department of Panama have surrendered.
TRI ST PLEADED GUILTY.
Pipe Combine Fined Only SI,SOO for
Violating the Law.
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 26.—Judge
Clark of the United States District Court
for the Eastern district of Tennessee has
disposed of the casses against the six
large pipe companies. Indicted for alleged
violation of the anti-trust law. They
were allowed to enter a Joint plea of guil
ty and were flneil SI,BOO and cost*.
The companies were Indicted in April,
1807, but the cases were continued from
term to termO, and were never tried.
BILL APPLIES TO COAL, TOO.
Shipments of Coal (o Frnnre Giving
Erne la ml a Scare.
London. July 26.—1n connection with the
scare created by the Immense quantities
of steam coal leaving Great Britain for
France, admkted'.y for the une of the
French navy, Mr. Balfour, replying to a
question In the House to-day, nlgnlflcant
ly pointed out that the bill before Parlia
ment to prohibit the exportation of war
munitions applied to coni as well as to
other military munitions.
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK,SI A YEAR
RIOT IN NEW ORLEANS
TOI CiHH \\D HOODLI MS ATTACKED
SHOT THEM IN THE STREETS.
MILITIA ORDERED Ol T AND MORE
POLICEMEN SWORN IN.
One Negro llcnfrn to Death and Six
So Ilnlly Wounded That They Will
Probably Die Twenty Others
Slightly Wonnded—All drew Out
of the Murder of Two Policemen
i Itlxen* Determined to Restore
New Orleans, July' 26 Disorderly
scenes following the rioting of last night
prevailed throughout the city to-day, and
resulted in the swearing in by' the Mayor
of 500 special policemen and the ordering
out of 1,500 of the state militia, Gov.
Heard responding promptly to the ap
peal of Mayor Capdevielle for assistance
in suppressing the existing lawlessness,
and in preventing to-night a recurrence
of the violence of last night.
Throughout the day attacks were made
by irresponsible mobs of whites upon the
black element and the negroes before
nightfall had been effectually chased from
The effect of the disorders was to put
a practical stop to business in the whole
sale, districts and on the. levee front. As
this meant a serious crippling of tha
trade of the port, the business element
rallied In force, and hundreds of the most
prominent men of the city responded to
the appeal of the Mayor for assistance In
Summaries of the Casualties.
A summarization of the casualties grow
ing out of the disturbances last night
and to-day shows that one negro was
beaten to death, six were so badly wound
ed “that their lives are despaired of and
about n score of people, white and black,
male and female, have been more or less
In order to prevent the miscellaneous
distribution of arms, the Mayor this even
ing ordered the closing up of gun stores,
likely to supply the baser elements, and
early In ihe day lor the better preserva
tion of the public peace, issued orders to
the police to close up every saloon in tha
Col. Wood, who commanded the First
Louisiana. Regiment in the Spanish War.
was placed In command of the special
The polioo have been practically help?,
lesa throughout the disturbance. The
force consists of some 300 men, including
clorks and telegraph operators, and this
Is manifestly a force Inadequate to the
preservation of the peace of a city of 310,-
But aside from this the fierce indigna
tion among the members of the depart
ment over the ruthless murder* of Capt.
Day and Patrolman Lamb by the negro,
Robert Charles, to some extent made the
police sympathetic with the mobs in their
pretended efforts to avenge the murder*.
The fact, however, that there ha* been a
sirong resentment on the part of the
working people against steamship agent*
and contractors in the employment of ne
gro labor to the exclusion of whites on
public works and on the levee fronts,
also contributed somewhat, it is believed,
to the disinclination of the police to do
their full duty.
Troop* Were Ordered Oat,
Mayor Capdevielle wan at Ocean
Springs last night when the mobs swept
over the city, but when he arrived at hla
office to-day he came with a full deter
mination to take hold of the situation
with a firm hand. He found awaiting
him a delegation of the leading merchants
of the city, who said the interests of the
community and its commercial welfare
demanded prompt and vigorous action.
About the samo time Lieut. Gov. Es
topinel, who had witnessed a scene of
outrage upon negroes upon Canal street.
Joined the conference at the hotel. He
at once advised a conference with Gov.
HeaM at Baton Rouge. The long-dis
tance telephone was used, nnd the rtSv
ernor Raid he would order out all avail
able troops. Without delay he sent mes
sages , 0 col. Hodgdon, commanding ths
First Brigade, In the absence of Gen.
Glynn, and had him Immediately order
out the Washington Artillery, the Louisi
ana Field and the First Regiment. At
twilight there were 1,500 men congregated
In the armories. At the same time the
Mayor In a proclamation appealed for
500 special police. Before 4 p. m. 400 of
the representative citizens of the com
munity had been sworn In. The Mayor
made requisition on the leading hard
ware and ammunition establishment* of
the city, nnd the specials were heavily
armed and sent to various sections of 4ho
Oaatrngca I'pon Negroes.
Hoodlums prowled the streets through
out the day and whenever they spied a
negp> assaulted him. In some cases citi
zens rallied the police and with their as
sistance beat off the attackers.
One of the most flagrant Instances of
cowardice shown was that of a man who
slipped Into the morgue and pointing his
pistol through a window, made an attempt
to shoot one of the female negro prisoners
In the pariah prison.
Just after daylight the remnants of one
of the mobs gathered at the Spanish fort
railway station, whence a large number
of negro laborers dally leave for the4r
work at Chalmette. They saw a crowd
of darkles approaching and started to
chase them. Louts Lapuyard got In their
way and received a bullet In the leg.
Later In the forenoon a negro emptied
h!e pistol Into a down town house and
wounded a child. At 11 o'clock a mob
marched through Lafayette Square, which
• l opposite the City Hall, and discovering
, some negroes In the park, lumped on and
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