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bold attempt at escape.
•rIWBI. COIVSTHVCTED NEAR A
• n'ort Made to Release Heal Estate
Swindler J. C. Boyd From Rlver
ide Penitentiary Near K’l 11 shura;.
(ofttly .Apparatus Had Been Secur
ed for the Purpose of Doini* the
Work— Plan Abandoned \\ lien It
War Near Sncoei*.
Pittsburg, July 26.—One of the boldest
A iui most systematic plans for the release
f one or more prisoners from Riverside
I enitentiary was thwarted to-day by ac
The first theory advanced when the mat
ter was discovered, seemed to point to an
ttempt to release Alexander Berkman,
anarchist, who is serving a twenty
.vo years sentence for the shooting of
M C. Frick, but the conclusion reached
to-night is that the real object of the
rescuers was to secure the freedom of
the real estate swindler, J. C. Boyd, who
is serving a seven years sentence in the
The plan by which the rescuers hoped
to reach the inside of the penitentiary
%\all was by tunnel from the cedar of a
house on Sterling street nearly opposite
. ne of the gates.
Investigation to-day showed that it was
ovff 200* feet long, but because of its zig
, ig character had not reached the prison
wall. One of the officers who crawled a
distance of 201 feet in the dark passageway
to-day was compelled to return before
reaching its end by reason of the foul
gases arising. It is believed that the dead
body of one of the tunnelers will be dis
covered to-morrow when the tunnel is open
ed from the surface as is the intention.
Ii is supposed the man was overcome by
the gases and his companions, for fear of
An electrical alarm bell was connected
with the entrance of the tunnel in the cel
lar. and an air pump had been used to
keep the tunnel free from gas. It is esti
mated that the electric plant "bnd other ap
paratus cost the liberators at least $2,000.
On March 15, last, Thomas Brown, who
represented himself as a Chicago solicitor,
purchased from John C. Langfitt, an en
gineer in the penitentiary, the house at
28 Sterling street, paying $250 down, and
agreeing to pay the balance in install
ments. Soon afterward Brown, a woman
w hom he said was his wife, and his brorh
ei-in-tow moved into the house, and op
erations were probably begun at once.
Suspicious of crookedness were aroused
when the neighbors saw a load of gal
vanized pipe and a load of lumber taken
into the house. They called the atten
tion of the police to the place, but no
charge could be made against the occu
pants. The Browns left the house on the
night of July 5. leaving word for Mr.
Langfitt that they were going to New
York, but would return on July 24, to pay
the first instalment on the house. Their
failure to return led to an investigation.
HE DOES NOT ORDER COl RTS.
But Secretnry of Wnr Will Start
Prosecution* in Cuba.
Washington, July 26.—“ The Secretary of
War does not issue orders to courts,” re
plied Secretary Root to the direct ques
tion as to whether or not he had given
orders for the arrest of E. G. Rathbone,
late director general of posts in Cuba.
He also added that Gen. Wood did not
issue orders to the courts of Cuba.
He then explained that the Bristow re
port had been forwarded to Gen. Wood
by maU. but as this could not reach him
soon enough, the main features of the
report had been already placed in his
possession, and were also in- possession
of the proper authorities in Cuba.
He said the proceeding on* the part of
Gen. Wood be the same as a direc
tion by the attorney general to a district
attorney to proceed with the
prosecution of persons charged with
offenses against the government. The
Bristow report would be made the basis of
the prosecution against the persons who
were charged with offenses against tire
11 was learned later that Gen. Wood and
Acting Director General Fosncs of the
Cuban postal service have taken the ini
tial steps toward bringing ex-Direcfor
General Ra*hbone to the attention of the
judicial authorities of Cuba.
Secretary Root’s attention was called to
alleged charges against Mr. Black, of the
engineer department at Havana. It had
been published here that these charges
were made by Gen. Wood. Secretary Root
said there was no foundation for the
statement, but on the contrary Gen. Wood
had spoken highly of the engineer depart
ment in Havana. The expenditures by
the engineer department as well as* all
others in Cuba were being investigated,
but nothing that would call for any crit
icism had been found.
BUILDING AND LOAN MEETING.
An Important Paper by Hon. Carroll
I>. Wright Was Head.
Indianapolis, July 26.—The eighth an
nual meeting of the United Stages League
of Building and Loan Associations came
to a close to-day.
Julius Stern of Chicago spoke on “Ob
stacles Encountered by Building and Loan
A paper by Carroll D. Wright. United
States labor commissioner, was thqn read.
Mr. Wright was unable to be present. His
paper said among other things:
“Building and loan associations are the
product of the last half century. Their
growth has been very rapid, so rapid, in
deed, that they present to-day some of
the weaknesses and pains of growing
youth. Taking the investigation of the
Department of Labor, the results of which
were published in 1893, and some of the
annual report® of different states since
then, I believe it to be a safe estimate to
conclude that there are at least 6.000 suc’h
associations working under various titles
in rhe United States, with probably 2,000,-
""" shareholders and total dues paid in,
P‘Us their profits, to the amount of $600,000,-
,no to $650,000,000. These figures, taken by
themselves, Indicate success. They also
indicate some dangers which are foreseen
t'\ some of the wiser managers of build
h g and loan associations and ignored by
others, yet, in order to form a fairly just
inclusion of the future of these associa
tion?, these dangers should be frankly
The paper then proceeded to
c,tlK oss these dangers and the remedies for
J Warren Bailey of Somerville, Mass.,
v elected president, and H. B. Cellarius
‘ incinnatl secretary.
T he next meeting will be held at New
National Negro Conference.
lontgomery, Ala., July 26.—The second
,?HV of the National Negro Race Confer
''rr‘ was marked by a larger attendance
’ *n yesterday, but no negroes of nation
a reputation were present. The scheme
1 Bishop Holeey of Georgia, to osk for
a ‘ Parate 6tate for negroes, was sharp*
D criticised! by A. N. McEwen, an edu
r,d negro of Mobile, Ala., who charao
tf r * 2 ‘ : 'd it as “opposed to the constitution
* n <* opposed to common sense.”
Liverpool Cotton Statistic®.
Liverpool, July 27.—Weekly cotton statl-
Total sales of all kinds, 19,000 bales;
14 *‘' American, 16,000. English spinners
T '*kings. 38.000; total exports, 5,000. Im
-1 r >lll kinds, 27,000; import. American.
1 Stock, nil kinds. 318,000; stock.
American. 227,000. Quantity afloat, ill
m'K 46,000; afloat, American, 40,000. To-
I " on speculation, 300; total gales
10 exporters, 1,900.
RIOT IN NEW ORLEANS.
Continued from First Page.
beat them until they made their escape.
A:* hour afterward a white man saw a
negro named Ross at the corner of Lafay
ette and Dryades streets and fired his
gun at him. Those on the street fled
in every direction, and the negro made
Shortly after 1 o'clock Josephine Wild,
a child, while seated in front of her home,
caught a stray bullet in the knee.
One of the moat sensational Incidents
of the day was the discovery of two ne
gtoes badly wounded in a box car on the
levee front. They were desperately hurt,
and only one was conscious. He was so
frightened that he declined to give any
account ot how the shooting occurred.
At 2 o’clock an unknown white nun
came along Julia street. Near the corner
of Baronne, he sow a negro, and without
any provocation, began to Are at him.
The negro escaped it is believed without
having been hit.
Want to Lynch Pierson.
There is confined in the parish prison
Leonard Pierson, who was the man with
Charles, when the latter shot and danger
ously wounded Patrolman Mora before he
murdered Capt. Day and Patrolman Lamb.
The mobs that have been going the
rounds of the city have been anxious to
gel at Pierson if possible and lynch him.
Sheriff Klock assured both the Mayor and
Chief of Police that he had the jail so
well protected that it would require the
use of dynamite to reach the culprit.
Neither the sheriff nor the chief of police,
whose headquarters is located in the same
building, apprehend that any serious at
tempt will be made to break into the jail.
Mayor Capdevielle and his assistants
made arrangements this afternoon for
transportation facilities which would as
sist in the quick dispatch, both of the
militia and of the special police, from one
section of the city to another. All the
trolley lines sent representatives to his
honor, to say that they would place spe
cial cars at his disposal throughout the
night, so that armed forces could be
moved quickly. The express companies
also assured the Mayor that their wag
ons would be ready to respond to any
call which might be made upon them.
Citizen® Ordered Home.
Late this afternoon Mayor t?apdevielle
issued a proclamation which had an ex
cellent effect. It called upon all good
citizens not enrolled in the special police,
to go to their homes or places of business
and remain there. They were also warn
ed and advised not to assemble or idle
about the streets. The police, genera!
and special, were ordered and
directed to disperse all crowds,
and to arrest all obstreperous
and disorderly persons. They were es
pecially ordered, after 7 p. m., to arrest
all persons found loafing or idling about
the streets. Asa result of the procla
mation to-night few' people w’ere on the
At the various exchanges this afternoon
The wish w r as expressed that the Asso
ciated Press might make it public to the
world that the present emeute was one
sincerely deprecated and having the sup
port of none of the conservative elements
of the community. The local business
bodies are much opposed to the Importa
tion here of large numbers of negroes by
plantations to work on the levees, or
the public works, but while they are of
that opinion, they are very much opposed
to violent methods in dealing with the
negro population. Only the worst ele
ments have participated In the disorders.
Mayor Capdevielle to-day sent to Chief
Gaster a request* that he seek to ascertain
the names of those who participated in the
disorders of yesterday, last night and to
day. with a view to their prompt and rig
Chief Gaster said he believed the worst
of the trouble was over and that by to
morrow the city would resume its normal
Mayor Capdeville will probably spend
the night at the City Hall in order that he
may be within call in the event that there
should arise any need for his services.
At 11 o’clock the city is quieter than on
Will Protect Charles.
There is a report of the rapture of
Charles, the slayer of Police Captain Day.
near the city. He will be protected and
given a trial ir> court, the authorities
determining not to permit any lynching,
no matter how much force i® required.
MAIL SERVICE FROM CHINA.
.1 inerionn .Soldier* There to He Pro
vided Willi Facilities.
Washington. July 26.—This government
has arranged to provide the American sol
diers in the field in China with a regular
postal service similar to that in opera
tion during the Spanish war. Mails for
the troops in the Chinese service as well
hs from there will be promptly forwarded.
Henry M. Robinson, chief clerk of the
railway mail service, with headquarters
at Atlanta. Ga.. who had charge of a sim
ilar service in Porto Rico, will have
charge of this now Chinese service and
will be stationed at Taku. He is expected
to sail from San Francisco the first week
American soldiers also will have the
benefit of the domestic postage rate of
two cents an ounce.
TRAVELING MAN IN JAIL.
Stone? Glover Wan S7OO Short In Hl®
Macon, July 26.—Stoney Glover, one of
the best known traveling men in the state,
Is In jail here, charged with larceny after
trust on two warrants sworn out by Ad
ams Bros. Company, grocers, by whom
he has been employed for several months.
It is charged that he checked up short
s7oo. He is connected with one of the
wealthiest families In Sumter county, and
has a wife and six children In Amerlou*.
He is badly crushed in spirit and has been
too much humiliated to ask his 'friends
SECRETARY HAY IN CANTON.
Spent Less Than Two Honrs With the
Canton, 0., July 26.—Secretary of Btate
John Hay reached Canton at 11:45 a. m.
He was met at the station by Secretary
Cortelyou and driven direct to the Mc-
Kinley home. Secretary Hay at once be
gan a conference with the President.
President and Mrs. McKinley entertained
the Secretary at luncheon, and at 1:35 p.
m. he departed for Washington.
Won Turf Congress Stokes.
Detroit. Mich.. July 26 —Sidney Lucas,
winner of the American Derby, won the
Turf Congress stakes at Highland Park
by half a length over Advance Guard.
Alile and u sixteenth. Time Lifty.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1000.
THEY WERE BADLY BUNCOED.
JACKSONVILLE COMPANY DONE ll*
IN GREAT SHAPE.
“Sergeant Major Hurd iron n“ Went to
Look Into Jnekaonvillc Light In
fantry W ith a View to Its Going to
China nml Some of fhe Members
Cashed n ktiir. Cheek for llim—Of
Course the Sergeant Major Is Gone.
Jacksonville, Fla., July 26.—The mem
bers of the Jacksonville Light Infantry
are very anxious to learn of the where
abouts of one Hardiman, who claimed to
be a sergeant-major of the Seventh Cav
alry—and thereby hangs a tale, and a right
Some ten days ago the company voted
to tender their services to Psesident Mc-
Kinley for duty in China. This proffer
was wired to Gox. Bloxham amt he for
warded it to President McKinley. From
press reports from Washington a few days
.later the boys were given to understand
that their services might be accepted and
that a change would be given them io
fight in China.
Some days after this a soldierly individ
ual came, along and hunting up the offi
cers of the company introduced himself us
“Sergeant-Major Hardiman of the Sev
enth Cavalry,” now at Quemndos. Cuba.
A meeting of the company was called nt
once, and “Sergeant-Major Hardiman” was
introduced. He explained in great detail
that he had been sent here to see as to
the number of men in the company that
would go. their equipments and others
matters of that nature. He further in
formed the enthusiastic soldier boys that
a lieutenant of the same regiment would
be here from Gainesville to open a rceruit-
Ing office. All this enthused the patriotic
boys very much and Hardiman was re
garded as the apple of their eye.
Last Monday evening another meeting
was held at the armory, so the story
goes, and Hardiman was there even more
enthusiastic than formerly. He told of
the laurels to be gathered in this fight
against the “Yellow Devils" and waxed
warm in his praise of the life of the cav
alrymen. The boys cheered him most
heartily and a regular love feast ensued.
In the evening a number of them invited
Hardiman to a saloon, and lavishly enter
tained him. In the midst of the good
feeling, Hardiman spoke of having tried
in vain to get a draft or check of his, on
an Atlanta bank, cashed by the National
Bank of Jacksonville, saying that they
wanted more identification, which action
of the bank he thought very hard. One
of the merrfbers of the company who was
connected with the First National of this
city spoke up warmly, saying: “Come
down to our bank, and we’ll cash the
check for you.” Mr. Hardiman expressed
his thanks for the kind offer and seemed
much pleased at the friendly feeling.
The next morning he appeared bright
and early at the bank and secured the
cash in exchange for his Atlanta check
or draft, amounting to about $125. He
stated that he was going over to St. Au
gustine, but would be back in a short
while to aid his lieutenant fix up the com
pany details as to enlistments. He then
To-day another chapter of the story
opens with the return of that check pro
tested. Throwing a stone into a hornet's
nest would give a good idea of the feel
ings of the soldier boys to-day toward
“Sergeant-Major Hardiman.” He was dis
appeared, however, nad so far no trace
has been obtained of his whereabouts.
The officers of the company refuse to say
much regarding this episode. It is stat
ed that the authorities have the matier
in charge, and are trying to locate Hardi
man and bring him back for trial.
HOOTED JERRY’ SIMPSON.
Houghs anil Toughs Stopped Ills Po
Fort Scott, Kan., July 26.—Former Con
gressman Jerry Simpson was routed here
to-night by a crowd of hoodlums while
attempting to deliver a political address
in an amphitheater at the race track.
A crowd of 200 roughs went to the meet
ing to create a disturbance. One of fhe
lenders, a big negro, Jumped upon the
platform, and when the ex-congressman
attempted to push him off the negro
fought and they both went to the floor.
Others of the mob rushed In, and Mr.
Simpson was in danger of rough treat
ment until Mayor Goodlander and a crowd
of professional and business men took a
hand and beat off the rowdies. Several
of the latter were arrested, but the mob
later overpowered the police and re eased
THREATENED TO RESIGN.
Campbell-Bannerman Provoked by
Com in on<' Action.
London, July 26.—Slr Henry Campbell-
Bannerman, Liberal leader In the House
of Commons was so incensed at the action
of the Radicals In forcing a vote yester
day on the motion to reduce the salary of
Mr. Chamberlain, that he threatened to
resign the leadership of the party.
Friends succeeded, however, in persuad
ing him to reconsider his decision and he
called a meeting of the party leaders,
which was held privately this evening, to
discuss the situation. The result was that
he agreed to retain the position provided
he was not again subjected to such a re
CONFERENC E OF LEADERS.
May He Held nt Ex-Senator Murphy*®
New York, July 26.—A1 Democratic
state headquarters to-day, it was said
♦ hat Chairman Jones, of the National
Committee, will call a conference of the
state leaders to be held, probably, at ex-
Senator Murphy’s summer home. Plans
for on active campaign will be adopted
for this state.
Daniel J. Campau, of the National Com
mittee from Michigan, has engaged rooms
for himself and Chairman Jones at a New
Bnrroft n ( nmimiun Spanker.
New York, July 26. John Barrett, for
mer minister to Siam, under President
Cleveland, was appointed a campaign
speaker by the Republican State Commit
tee to-day. Mr. Barrett called upon
Chairman Odell, and said that he would
not speak on silver, but would confine
himself to discussions and explanations of
Uf Do This
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HAD A VIVID EXPERIENCE.
Missionary's Story of Her Escape
From too ( bow,
Columbus, Ga.. July 36—A Columbus
lady to-day received from her sister. Miss
Virginia Atkinson, a missionary of the
M. E. Church, in China, a letter
giving a vivid story of her experience.
The leietr is dated Shanghai, June 29, ind
“You see I am in Shanghai. 1 have had
to run from a riot again. There is plenty
o( cause for alarm. Had it nor poured
rain Saturday and Sunday night in Soo
Chow there might not have been any one
left to tell the story.
“On Saturday we felt that they w*re
ripe for an attack, but it poured sheets
of rain on Sunday, so that nothing could
possibly be done. Rain always cools off a
Chinaman for a while, so we left for
Shanghai Monday. One of the brethren
came with us on the boat with a loaded
pistol, and we got in safely. There are
a number of men-of-war in the river
here, and the city is well-guarded, both
by men and artillery. I scarcely think
there can be trouble here, but four of us.
with some of our Chinese Christian refu
gees. are getting off to Japan next week
to remain indefinitely. This strain is aw
ful. Before leaving Sco Chow for days we
did not dare allow' ourselves to go ta*t
asleep, and one night we spent n gool
deal of time walking the stree's.
“If they could cut people's heads off or
shoot them down decently it would not
be so bad. but to be sliced and pitch
forked and quartered alive is another
MISSION A HIES ESI A P ED.
lint All Tlielr Property nt Two Place®
Toronto, Ont.. July 26.—The China In
land Mission Board this afternoon receiv
ed the following cable:
“Shanghai. July 26. C. H. S. Green wir
ed 14th instant, ‘Tal Yuen Su, the capi
tal of Shen Si, rioted; no details. Shuen
Teh Su Hai Lu rioted; all destroyed;
friends safe; escaped; but there is great
danger. Official® refuse to do anything;
foreign officials powerless to act.’
“These places are in the south of the
province of Chili. The cable show's that
there was telegraphic communication be
tween Shanghai and Chill up to (he 14th.
Pekin is three days’ travel from Chili.”
Plot So Had u® Painted.
Macon. July 26.—A letter from Rev. W.
B. Burke. the Macon missionary at
Shanghai. China, states that matters are
not so bad in the Celestial Empire as the
reports have indicated. The writer seems
to think that (he critical period is passed
and thai the foreigners are all safe with
very few exceptions.
NEGRO WAS A **REC Rt ITER.**
Facts in Connection With the Kill-
Inn; by Richardson.
Tallahassee. Fla., July 26.—The facts in
the case of the shooting of a negro by
P. W. Richardson on Saturday night, are
said to be as follows:
The name of the dead negro is not
known; he was however known as a “Re
cruiter,” who traveled through the coun
ty. and visited camps with a view to re
cruiting hands for certain other camps.
He had been at Mr. Richardson's camp
for several days, and Mr. Richardson had
heard that he was trying to persuade
some of his men to leave. Meeting him
on Saturday, Mr. Richardson told him
what he had heard. The negro flatly
denied the accusation, and the matter was
dropped. The “Recruiter” passed around
through the camp, visited the place he
was stopping at, placed a pistol in his
gun pocket, and wended his way to the
commissary, where Mr. Richardson was
After blustering around awhile he ac
costed Mr. Richardson w r ith the inquiry:
•Tf I had been guilty of the charge you
made against me and would not have leit.
what would have been the consequence?”
Mr. Richardson told him a way would
have been found to make him quit these
woods, or words to that effect.
The negro made some Insulting threat,
accompanied with an oath, and placed his
hand on his hip pocket. Mr. Richardson
took this as a c'all to arms, and soon had
his gun pumping lead at the negro. The
first two shots took effect, the negro drop
ped, and firing ceased. The negro died,
but no arrest has been made. It is claim
ed that only two negro*-*, pals of the dead
man, testified at the inquest. Mr. Rich
ardson has made, no effort to elude arrest,
and does not fear a preliminary hearing.
C. C. Yonge of Pensacola has been made
manager of the Graham Lumber Company
at St. Marks. The shingle mill, with 100,000
capacity, is now in operation and mills will
shortly be ready for business, which will
turn out 50,000 feet of lumber and 50,000
*H. J. Richardson & Son, grocers, are
moving into the Ames Block, W'here they
were burned out last February.
OARSMEN TO GO TO PARIS.
Ten Eyck and Two Crew® Will Enter
New York, July 26. —A meeting of the
Regatta Committee of the National Asso
ciation of Amateur Oarsmen was held
to-night at the New York Athletic Club
house, at which a decision was announced
in the matter of sending the American
crews which won the special trial races
at the recent regatta, to Paris.
E. H. Ten Eyck of the Wachusetts Boat
Club of Worcester, Mass., winner in the
single scull class, and the Vespers four
and eight-oared crews of Philadelphia,
will be sent abroad.
The eight-oared crew will be under the
supervision of Coach Pat Dempsey. These
crews will sail on the steamer Western
land Aug. 1.
On account of lack of funds the Indica
tions were anything but favorable for the
sending of the eight-oared crew, as the*
Philadelphia oarsmen had subscribed only
$250 towards the total fund to send the
crew abroad. However, immediately after
the meeting to-night it was announced
that Philadelphia had come to the front
and made it possible ip have the four and
A NEW LIBERI AN SOC IETY.
Formed for the Purpose of Sending
Negroes to Africa.
Birmingham, Ala., July 26.—The Libe
rian Colonization Society was organized
in Birmingham to-day, with Lee Cowart,
a well-known attorney, president; N. B.
Lacy, secretary and treasurer, and D. J.
Flummer, general manager.
While not a legal successor 4o the In
ternational Migration Society, which at
taioed national celebrity by sending two
shiploads of negroes to Liberia, It will
conduct the same character of business,
and has already appointed agent,® in the
Gulf states to solicit subscriptions from
negroes for their passage to Liberia.
When a sufficient number of negroes
have paid a wtlpulated number of assess
ments they will be sent to Africa, from
some Southern port. The new concern
says It is not responsible for the acts
of the society which recently expired with
the death of its president. E. B. Cotting
ham, end which is well remembered by
200 negroes, who were left stranded at
Jersey City after, as they claimed, they
hod paid for their passage to Liberia.
Mill Apeak in Kentucky.
Louisville, July 26.—Chairman Barnett,
of the Republican State Central Commit
tee. to-day received a letter from National
Chairman Hanna, saying that Gov.
Roosevelt will speak In Kentucky during
the coming campaign.
WORK OF EPWORTH LEAGUE.
PROMINENT DELEGATES DELIV
More Than 1 ,000 of the Lragurra
Present AA lieu the Convention Was
Called to Order—lnteresting Topics
* Discussed b> Prominent Church
men Devotional Exercise® Were
Held nt llotli the Morntug and
Atlanta, July 26.—The second day.of the
Epworih leaguers’ first biennial conven
tion in Atlanta was given up to addresses
of prominent delegates. The necessity of
organized and intelligent effort for the
advancement of ihe purposes of the new
ly formed Southern Conference was the
principal topic of discussion.
More than a thousand of the leaguers
were present when the Rev. H. Walter
Fealherstun. I>. D.. of Mississippi called
the convention to order.
Music and devotional exercises conduct
ed by the Rev. L. F. Whitten of Alabama
opened the day’s exercises. Then* followed
an address, “How Many and How Often,
or Their Number and Scope,” by Rev. W.
L. Nelms of Texas.
Following this address the Rev. W. B.
Beauchamp, D. D.. of Virginia, introduced
the topic of discussion In his address, the
“Uniformity of Plans in State, Annual aiul
Rev. George H. Lamar of Washington,
D. <\, followed Dr. Beauchamp, and was
in turn followed by the Rev. John M.
Barcus of Texas on the same subject.
Rev. Edward Thompson., Lb. 1)., of At
lanta, then addressed (he convention, his
subject being “Wesley as a Leader; a
Study In League Organization.”
At the afternoon session the devotional
exercises were conducted by Rev. G. T.
Harmon of South Carolina. Among other
speakers of the day were ‘‘The Range
and Limitations of League Work.” Rev.
A. F. Watkins of Mississippi; “Methods
of Work.” Rev. J. J. Ramson of Tennes
see; “Worship in the League,” Rev. G.
T. Adams of North Carolina; “The Church
in the Twentieth Century,” Rev. E. E.
SEYMOUR REACHES SHANGHAI.
Continued From First Page.
point he could easily go to Nankin or
Should the southern Viceroys yield to
foreign influence, there will be a severe
struggle. The Yang-tse-Kiang Is being
strongly fortified with the newest guns,
manned by German-drilled artillery.
It is reported here from Tokio that 15,-
000 Japanese troops landed at Shan Hal
Kwan on July 22 and gained a victory,
the Chinese retreating after a feeble re
PANIC’ IN NORTHERN ( HIN A.
HiiNslnn Detach men t of 200 Escaped
With Fifteen Killed.
St. Petersburg. July 26.—The Russian
agent at Hankow telegraphs under date
of July 22 as follows:
“Foreigners are in a constant state of
panic owing to the hostility of the na
tives who are affected by the events in
the northern provinces. The American
and British consuls have recommended
their respective people to send their fam
ilies -to Shanghai. Nevertheless, there
are no symptoms that serious disturb
ances are impending. The Viceroy has
taken all necessary measures to protect
foreigners and reassure Chinese.”
The Russian minister at Seoul, M. Pav
loff, reports that the Russian detachment
which left Port Arthur on route to Pyong
Yang, reaching Jlju Sunday, July 22. has
arrived at Pyong Yang, with a loss of
fifteen killed and many wounded. They
fought their way through opposing na
tives at The point of the bayonet.
Gen. GrodekOfT, in a dispatch dated at
Chabarvsk, Tuesday, July 24, states that
a detachment of railway guards safely
brought n cam van of 220 persons and of
ficials from the railway lo Zurughnltu.
Chinese troops, Gen. Grodekoff says, are
raiding and looting in the Yalu valley.
Another steamer with Russian troops
aboard was bombarded by Chinese from
the river bank on July 24. Securing re
inforcements. the Russian commander
returned to the scene and landed on th*
Chinese side of Yal river. Some Chinese
pickets were taken prisoners. Three mag
azines w'ere set on fire and exploded.
The Chinese lost 30(> killed, while the Rus
sians lost seven.
A desultory bombardment of Blagovesl
The town of Aigun has been set on firs
by the Russians.
The Chinese at Saghnllen have been
compelled to retreat and take a freh
Cossacks have destroyed he Chinese
pickets at Nikolsk, Kuprianovsk and
GEN. VIAG Ll’ INTERVIEWED.
Again Reported Ministers Will Re
Sent to Tien Tsln.
Tokio, Tuesday, July 24.-A message re
ceived here from Shanghai yesterday
makes the following assertions:
“Yuan Shi Kl, Governor of Shan Tung,
has received a letter from JVkin, dated
July 18, declaring that a legation courier
was raptured by the Chinese guards on
July 13 and that thereupon Gen. Yung Lu
petitioned the throne to employ the cour
ier as a messenger to communicate with
“This was carried out, and a reply was
received that all the ministers were well
and were unanimous in favoring the res
toration of peace.
“An official of the Tsung-U-Yamen after
ward visited the legation and interviewed
a minister, and it was subsequently de
cided to petition the Emperor to supply
the legations with food and to send them
to Tien Tsln.
“Yung Lu Is said to have great diffi
culty In Intervening between the foreign
soldiers guarding the South Gioka bridge
and the Tonga troops on the north side.
Fighting has now ceased, however.”
ACTIVITY OF THE TRIADS.
In\ers‘ fa re lit Organization Is ( min
Hong Kong, July 26.—The signs of me
nacing activity on the part of the se
cret society known as the Triads are
causing alarm. The Boxers are believed
to be an offshoot of the Triads, whose
ramifications are widespread throughout
the southern provinces of Chinn. The or
ganization Is distinctly anti-foreign and
nnti-Munchu, and number® of Canton
troops are enrolled in its ranks.
A report Is current in Canton thai the
Triads are preparing for a night attack
on the and that the first sign
will be the absconding of native ser
vants. The greatest apprehension pre
vails, although fcf present Canton Is quiet.
Many Triads have been arrested in
Hong Kong during the last few months.
A Chinaman who was arrested on July
8 on a charge of carrying arms was to
day committed for trial on the charge of
being a member of the Triads. The evi
dence showed that he has held the rank
of second In command in the organization
Southern Bell Telephone
and Telegraph Company’s
Cable Across Savannah River
to Hutchinson Island
lias been completed amt following subscribers
have been connected:
(>2<>—Seaboard Air Line Railway,
Agent’s Office, Hutchinson Island.
988—Union Shipping Cos., Compress, Hutchinson Island.
FRENCH CLARET WINES, and
GERMAN RHINE and MOSELLE WINES
and FRENCH COGNAC BRANDIES.
All these fine W ines and Liquors are Imported by ua In glass direct from
the growers In Europe.
Our St. Juiien Claret Wine from Everest, Dupont & Cos of Bordeaux,
France, is one of their specialties and one at extremely low price.
The Chateaux Leovtlle, one of their auperior Claret Wines, well known all
over the United States.
We also carry in bond Claret Wlno from this celebrated firm In caska.
Our Rhine and Moselle Wtnea are imported from Martin Deutx, /rank*
fort, Germany, are the best that coma to the United States.
BODENHEIM Is very fine and cha ~
NIERSTEIN also very good.
RUDESHEIM very choice.
RAUENTHAL. selected grape®, very elegant.
LIKBFKANMILCH. quite celebrated
MARCOBRUNNER CABINET elegant and rare.
YOHANNIRBURGER Is perfection.
SPARKLING HOCK SPARKLING MOSELLE. 6PAHKLINO MUSCA
TELLE. and FINE FRENCH COGNAC BRANDIES
Special Brandies are imported direct from France by us, In cases and casks.
2 LIPPMAN BROTHERS.
in the two Kwangs, with headquarters
at Sal Rung, anew territory. wner* ne
had been active in enrolling members. His
arrest, therefore, is of the greatest im
portance. The insignia, fodnd upon his
person include the highest degrees.
An opium farmer has received a tele
gram asserting that LI Hung Chang is
unable to proceed to Pekin and will re
turn to Canton, probably calling at Hong
Kong on the way.
DESTRUCTION OF MISSIONS.
flrssln Hus Borrowed Extensively
From Imperial Bank.
Ix>ndon, July 26.-A dispatch from mis
sionary sources, dated Shanghai, July 2<>,
“Rioting has broken out at A! Yuen Fu,
rhe capital of the province of Shan Si.
There are no details. Rioting haa also
occurred at Huai Lull, south of Chill. All
the mlf-slons have, been destroyed. Our
friends safely es<;aped to the country, but
are still In danger.
“It Is reported here that Rusti.i haa
borrowed nearly ten millions sterling from
the Imperial Bank of Russia >lhce the
commencement of the troub’es in China.”
ENGL INI) ASKED TO MEDI ATE.
Government Will Not Reply to
London, July 26.—Last Saturday the Chi
nese minister handed the foreign office a.
long telegram purporting to come from
Emperor Kwang Su. soliciting Great
Britain’® good offices to bring about peace
in terms similar to ihe appeal* addressed
to President McKinley and President Lou
Thus far the government has not re
plied, as It Is felt that in the present
anomalous circumstances the precise or
igin of tfw telegram is doubtful.
( HANCEH GOOD FOR \ BREAK.
Ilerlln Papers Dlmciiss Evidence* of
Lack of Harmony.
Berlin, July 26—The German foreign of
fice, which has received no additional
news from China to-day, points out that
the conditions for mediation demanded by
President McKinley, published in Herlin
this morning, place the United States in
substantially the same position as tier
many and France. Nevertheless, the Ger
man press continues to assert that the
Washington government Is trying to part
company with the Powers.
The Frieslnnige Zeitung remarks:
“All ihe Powers, with one exception re
fuse to be deceived longer by Chinese
double dealing That exception is the
United States, which haa formally aban
doned the concert of the powers.”
Another circumstance which has made
a bad impression here is the refusal of
the American and British admirals to vote
to give Russia control over the railroad
to Tien Tsln.
The Berliner Tageblatl says that this
refusal is a proof of dissension among
the Powers, and can only encourage the
The Kreuz Zeitung, which repeat* in
pessimistic views concerning the harmoni
ous action of the Powers, asserts that the
political difficulties in the way of a united
advance upon Pekin are even greater
than the military difficulties, and It de
clares that the action of the American an.l
British admirals In the railway matter
“ha* driven a wedge, not to be underes
timated into the entire campaign of ven
Uorcftn Government Protested.
Yokohama. July 26. -According to Seoul
reports the Corean government has pro
teated ngalnnl the presence of Russian
refugees at Wiju, but after an audience
the Russian representative agreed to re
move them to Port Arthur without delay.
France *top* A ruts.
Paris, July 27. 4:40 a. m —The Journal
Officlelie publishes this morning a decre®
prohibiting the exj>ortafion of arms and
ammunition from France and the colo
nies of France to China and adjacent coun
To Ktop Exportation of Arms.
London. July 26.—1n the House of I/>rds
to-day the. bill prohibiting the exporta
tion of arms and munitions of war passed
its third reading.
HOYT ENTERED A PROTEST.
Pin jw rig lit Objected to Going; to an
I nnii ne Asylum.
Hartford, Conn., July 26.—Charles H.
Hoyt, the playwright, appeared before
Judge Freeman this morning to oppose an
application committing him to the Retreat
for the Insane in this city. Mr. Hoyt’s
remarks were perfectly rational and only
onJe during the heating did he show any
traces of extreme feeling and that was
Just as he was going out. when he re
ferred to the death of his wife and child.
Judge Freeman, at the conclusion of the
hearing, ordered that Mr. Hoyt be com
mitted until he recovers from his present
Senator llniinii nt Elberon, V ,1.
New York. July 26. Senator Mark Han
na, accomprinted by his wife and Miss
Hanna and Miss Ruth Hanna, their
daughters, and Miss Phelps, arrived at El
beron, N. J., this morning. They made
the journey from Cleveland in Senator
Hanna’s private car,
PRESIDENT’S PRIVATE CODE
BY MEINS or n* HE KKLI'S If
WITH UIINI si; AFFAIRS.
Hl® tdvlcc® Ahead of Tho®e of the
Public—!!• tins Information Thai
Ibe Ministers W ere Alive July 16,
How MesaiiKcs Are Transmitted
Between \\ Hslilnvton nnd tan tor
Without Leakage Bn Route.
Washington, July 26.—1f the unwrltfer
chapters of dally official correspondenct
of ♦his government in connection with
(he Chinese complications were published,
they would furnish some interesting, it
not startling Information. The President
is undoubtedly the best informed man in
the United States on all subjects relating
io Uhinti. That is, he has more sourcei
of information than any individual.
'N a * Canton *tll Important com*
muntcatlons to him from Washington art
transmitted by what la known at the ex*
ecutive mansion ay the President’s clphei
rode. This code was especially created
by President McKinley, and It is known
nnly to himself and two or three of the
most trusted employes of the executiv#
force. All of the important deliberation!
now In progress between President Mc-
Kinley and the Chinese government, art
being conducted by the presidential ck
Such information as the Secretary oi
State, (he Secretary of the Navy and the
Secretary of War, the Chinese minister
or any other official wishes to convey to
the President 1® sent to the White House,
There It is expressed in cipher and tele
graphed directly to the President’s horn®
in Canton, where an experienced and
trusted telegraph operator receives <h
to him unintelligible figures and turn*
Mo rn over to Mr. Cortelyou, secretary <o
Mm Prwlden-t, for tr?in?dntion. Such an
swer as the President desires to make
is reduced to cipher and transmitted back
to the executive mansion, where It is de
ciphered and delivered <a Its proper des
The presidential cipher differ® entirely
from rhe codes used hy the Department
of State, the Army or the Navy. Each
branch of the service has a separate and
distinct cipher of Its own. There have
been many interesting comm unicat ions
between Washingion and Canton recent
ly, of which the general public 1® in entire
ignorance. The substance of these com
munications muv be revealed later on,
l ut for the present they are regarded a a
dead secrets, except for a few officials,
the number nos exceeding a half-dozen
persons. All the correspondence In con
nection with the proposition for media
tion was carried on hy cipher for sev
eral days before any Intimation of ll
reached the pubilc. There were many
questions to be considered before enter
ing such a field, and by mean* of the
various codes used by our government all
Europe was sounded In advance, nnd the
President was In possession of informa
tion hearing uion all sides of <he ques
tion before framing hi* reply to the Em
peror of China, which is generally con
sidered to he one of the strongest, most
patriotic and at the same time adroit
diplomatic, communications that ever em
anated from any government.
It Is understood that the President Is
In possession of information which con
vinces him now that Minister Conger and
the foreign#ministfrs were alive In Pekin
on July 18, if not later. He 1* further con
vinced that the foreign minister®, while
suffering great deprivation and discom
fiture, are being kept alive by the Chl
noe government and held as hostages to
enable China to make term® with the for
eign Powers now seeking to overthrow
that empire. While the Chinese still re
sort to methods of warfare and govern
ment of their i>eople which belonged back
to the dark age*, they have also acquired
the knowledge and the use of modern ‘m
plemems of warfare. In dealing with the
Chinese situation, President McKinley haa
recognized the existence of Ruperstltu
tions and to many of u* unaccountablecon
dltlons, and at the same time, he has been
guided by the advice and counsel of those
who have had long and intelligent expe
rience in Chinese affair®. Such informa
tion as has come to him from Chinese
sources has ben received with duo consid
eration and with such credibility a® it was
worth. The President is not relying up
on the Chinese government exclusively
for advice or even suggestion* as to whal
course the United States shall take In
endeavoring to protect the lives and prop
erty of American citizens.
INDIA !>KKDS MuHl; HULIBP, ‘
Government Will, It !■ Hold, Spend
J.ondon, July 3. In Introducing the In
dian budget lu the House of Commons to
day, Ihe secretary for India, Lord George
Hamilton, commended the patience, res
ignation, courage and abstention from
crime with which 511,000,0110 people In the
stricken area have faced famine. The lat
est reports from India, his lordship said,
were anything hut satisfactory. The gov
ernment propo-ed to apply the unexpend
ed balance of £3,f00,000 of the former loan
toward relief. This would, he hoped, meet
■ill demands. If Ihe resources of India
did not suffice to save the lives of the
famine stricken, then an appeal would
be mnde Io Ihe Imperial exchequer.
In the last two years Lord George Ham
ilton said, f13,000,000 bad been expendsd Iq
famine relief, ,