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THE MORNING NEWS.
Fstablished 1850. - Incorporated ISSB
J. H. ESTILL. President.
MURDERED FOUR BEFORE HE DIED
Desperado Charles Killed Four Men Outright and Mortally
Wounded Several Others.
BLOODY BATTLE IN NEW ORLEANS’ STREETS
Determined to Sell His Life Dearly, Charles
Had to Be Driven Out by Fire and Smoke.
\\h*n Looated He Killed the First Two Police Officers Sent to ArreHt
lli in—Boy Standing; by the Priest Who Wan Ministering to the Dy
ing Men, Murdered While He Begged Charles Not to Shoot Him.
Others Went In Only to Meet the Same Fate—One of Charles*
Companions Killed—Two More Innocent Negroes Slain by
Crowds of New Orleans Toughs Soldiers Will Re
main on Duty and Prevent Any Farther Rioting.
Kew Otelans, July 27.—With the advent of
the citizens’ police force last night, the
threatened race war came to an end, the
turbulent element yielded and peace and
order were restored.
This morning the better class of the ne
groes resumed their avocations free from
molestation and the restoration of order
promised to be permanent.
The early hours of the afternoon, how
ever, wrought a woeful change in the sit
uation. The desperate negro, Robert
Charles, whose crimes have caused the
terrible events of the past two days was
located in a negro’s dwelling on Saratoga
street, and in effecting his capture the
lives of four more white men—two police
Officers and two citizens—were sacrificed.
Charles’ resistance cost him his life and
with him was killed a negro companion
who had aided him in his war on the
whites and his defiance of the authorities.
The fresh violence of to-day revived the
turbulence of the unruly element and
added strength to their forces. The citi
zens’ police force has been increased to
over 1,000 men. All companies of the state
militia are under arms and guarding the
prisons and other important points. The
general belief is that the force in hand
w ill be ample to suppress the lawless ele
A complete list of casualties shows that
six negroes and four whites have been
killed, and ten negroes and twenty whites
wounded since the trouble began.
After a desperate battle lasting for sev
er'd hours, In which he succeed
ed in killing Sergt. Gabriel Por
trous, Andy Van Kurema, keeper
of the police jail and Alfred J. Bloom
held, a young boy, fatally wounding
Corpl. John F. Lally, John Banville, ex-
Policeman Frank H. Evans, A. S. Lo
clere, one of the leading confectioners of
the city, and more or less seriously shoot
ing several cl-izens, the negro desperado,
Robert Charles, who killed Capt. Day and
Patrolman Lamb and badly w'ounded Of
ficer Mora, was smoked out of his hiding
place in the heart of the residence section
of the city and literally shot to pieces.
The tragedy was one of the most re
markable in the history of the city, and
DO,CO) people, soldiers, policemen and citi
zens were gathered around the square in
whi h Charks was finally put to death.
Tremendous excitement reigned in New
Orleans as the battle, went on between the
police and citizens and the negro with his
After the tragedy was over and
Charles was dragged from the mud and
slush in which he had fallen, with the
nob howling for the burning of his body,
Ftatements were made that the man kill
ed was not really the desperado who had
killed Day and Lamb, but papers found
on his person and the fact that he fought
so desperately for his life and shot so ac
curately, seem to leave little doubt that
the right man was put to death.
Tle Fir*t Victim*.
Srrgt. Gabe Porteous, one of the best
known officers on the force, and Sergt.
John F. Lally, who has a fine record for
1 ravery, were informed during the day
by a negro that Charles was In hiding in
n house on Clio, near Saratoga, street.
Determining to take him alive, if pos
able. the officers summoned a number of
I *rolmen to their assistance and went to
fie house where Charles was aupposed
to be in concealment.
Th negro informant of the policemen
r " r, nij.anied the officers. They entered
1 !♦ alley of the house, and were sur-
D "1 in practically the same way as
Yt-ir D a y Lamb.
' !’ the officers were aware of their
Charles, who was hidden behind
n n on the second floor of the bulid
,np * nlsed his Winchester and began a
lurio UB but accurate fire. Lally fell with
B uiot in the right side of the abdomen.
P"i teou;- tv a ;, 6 hot through the head and
dropped dead across the body of Lally.
other officers and the negro fled from
T he reports of Charles’ Winchester, and
♦ fact that two officers lay bleeding in
*h yard, raised tremendous excitement.
Hurry goug were Bl£rit the Mayor, ihe
Satninnal) illornimj iXctooo.
chief of police, and Col. Wood, in com
mand of the special police, and as fast
as possible armed help was rushed to
the scene. In a little while there was an
immense armed crowd encircling the
square in which Charles was located.
Voting Boy Murdered.
In the meantime Father Fitzgerald of
St. John's Church was summoned to ad
minister extreme unction to the police offi
cers, who were lying in the alley. The
priest responded promptly and he was
annointing the body of Porteous with Al
fred J. Bloomfield, a young boy, standing
by his side, when Charles again appeared
at the window. The lad saw him at once
and begged the desperado not to shoot
him. Charles immediately fired his Win
chester again and Bloomfield fell dead.
The priest, unhurt, left the scene, after
pluekily performing the last offices for the
At this time the ambulance arrived and
two citizens volunteered to go into the al
ley way and bring out the body of Lally.
They entered and while they were at
tempting to take the body of the dead offi
cer from that of his colleague, Charles
fired again. The citizens, nevertheless,
got Lally's body out of the alley and aft
erward succeeded In taking Porteous' body
Sold Hi. Life Dearly.
In the meantime an Immense throng
had gathered In the vicinity, and schemes
were set on foot to get Charles out of
the building. Charles, however, did not
propose to be captured without selling his
life dearly. Time after time he came to
the window, and as citizens, one by one,
entered the alley, he blazed away at
them. In this manner Confectioner Le
clere, who ttas one of the special police
squad, ex-Policeman Evans, John Ban
ville and George H. Lyons, son of the
head of the biggest drug estalishment in
the South, were wounded.
. At this time the extra police began to
fire indiscriminatly at the negro. Who
shot him will probably never be known.
Just at this tim Andy Van Kurema,
keeper of police Jail, got a bullet in the
body and fell dead.
Just afterward H. H. Ball, an old man,
aged 63, working for the Mutual Benevo
lent Association, doing business in the vi
cinity, was hit and mortally wounded.
About the same time, with Charles firing
his Winchester indiscriminately, Frank
Hertucci received a shot in the left
shoulder and J. W. Bofii got a hot bullet
in the right hand.
Smoked Out anil Killed.
Ultimately it was concluded by those
who were handling the situation that the
only way to get Charles was to burn the
building in which he was entrenched.
There were, however, some scruples about
resorting to this method of getting him
owing to the extr. mely thickly populated
section in which the house was situated.
Neveriheless, it was determined that the
fire department should be called out in
order to protect surrounding property, in
case it should be resolved to burn the
At the moment of apparent indecision
someone went to a neighboring grocery,
purchased a can of oil, and, pouring It
over the rear steps of the building, ap
plied a maich and soon had the building
in flames. So fiercely did the fire burn
that It became evident that no human be
ing could live In the building and picked
men from the police, special squads and
members of the militia stationed them
selves about the building to pick off the
desperado as he attempted to leave the
A young soldier named Adolph Ander
son, a m mber of the Thirteenth Company
of the state militia was one of the first
to see Charles as he ran down the steps
leading to the second story. Charles ran
across the yard and entered the second
room. He fired several times at Anderson,
and the latter who was armed with a
Winchester rifle, shot the negro in the
breast and he fell and died soon after.
Literally Shot to Plecea.
As soon as the negro fell numbers of
people armed with Winchesters and re
volvers rushed in and fired into the body.
Charles was literally, ahot to piece*. Af-
SAVANNAH, GA.. SATURDAY. JULY 28, 1000.
ter it was certain that he was dead a
mob entered the yard and dragged the
body into the street. There the police
and the mob emptied their revolvers into
it. while a son of one of the murdered
men rushed up and stamped the face be
There were then loud howls that the
should be taken to a vacant square
in the vicinity and publicly burned. At
this instant, however, a big squad of po
lice dashed up in a patrol wagon. There
were thousands of people congregated In
the vicinity, and is seemed as if there
might be a clash between the officers and
the mob. The police seemed, however, to
have regained their courage, and they
promptly pushed the crowd aside, picked
up the body and threw it into the patrol
wagon. The driver whipped up his horses
and the wagon started oft with 5,000
people running after it and clamoring for
the cremation of the body of the des
The wagon, however, was fleeter than
the mob, and it ultimately made its way
in safety to police headquarters. There
an Immense crowd had gathered, and
great difficulty was experienced in taking
the corpse from the wagon into the
morgue. When Charles' body was strip
ped it was found to have been literally
lacerated from head to foot by the bul
lets of the mob.
Identified ns Charles.
Shortly after the body had been placed
upon the marble slab in Ihe morgue, An
nie Gant, a negro woman, who was al
leged to have known Charles Intimately,
came to the morgue, and after regarding
ihe body carefully, declared that it was
not that of Charles, but of his half
brother, Sly Jackson. Later in the even
ing. however, Joseph Stassl, a responsi
ble Italian, arrived at the prison and,
seeing the body, said positively that it
was that of the murderer of Day and
Coroner Richard said to a reporter that,
upon the examination of the clothing of
the deceased, he had found a slip of pa
per bearing the name of Robert V.
Charles, tvho also went under the name
of Sly Jackson.
Shortly after the body of Charles had
been taken from the scene, a report
spread that there were still some negroes
in the burning building. The square was
again quickly surrounded by picked men,
and under guard of men with Winchesters,
a special squad made its way into the
building. In a room which the fire had
not yet reached, three negroes were found
dressed in female attire. They were hus
tled out and immediately sent to prison
in a patrol wagon.
Subsequently, a fourth negro, a mulatto,
was discovered in the building. lie made
a desperate resistance against being ar
rested. and while in the hands of the po
lice, was killed by a shot fired from a pis
tol in the hands of one of the disorderly
mob that had congregated in the vicinity.
Unknown Negro Murdered.
Just about the time that Charles' body
reached the morgue the body of an un
known negro who had been shot and
stabbed to death on Gallatin street was
carried in. This negro was passing
through the French Market when he was
seen by a crowd of whites. The latter
were intensely excited by the news of the
slaughter of Porteous and others up-town,
and they immediately mobbed him. The
unknown negro ran for his life and the
angry- mob kept at his heels, the crowd
increasing every minute. The negro final
ly succeeded in entering a house in Galla
tin street. He ran up stairs and Jumped
from the gallery to the ground. Before
he could arise the mob shot and stabbed
him to death.
Up to the time of the tragedy at Clio
and Saratoga streets, the city had been
practically quiet. Disturbances had oc
curred only in isolated instances, and
Mayor Capdevielle was confident that the
situation was so well in hand that he
would be able to dispense with the spe
cial police to-morrow. The tragic scenes,
however, which were enacted there this
afternoon make it almost certain that
both the 500 special officers and the 1,500
militia will be kept In service at least
Late this evening the Mayor Issued a
proclamation. In which he said:
“In view of the intense public excite
ment that exists, I implore the people to
obey the law and Its constituted authori
"I forbid all assemblages of people on
the streets and advise all good cliizens to
remains In their homes.
“I order and direct the police to keep
the peace at all hazards, to disperse all
assemblages In the streets and to arrest
persons who disturb the peace by Incen
diary language or by their acilons.
"I hereby order all barrooms closed im
mediately and order the arrest of all bar
keepers who refuse to obey this order."
Other Negroes Killed.
August Thomas was identified to-day as
the negro who met a violent d.ath at the
hands of hoodlums, Wednesday night, at
the corner of Custom House and Vlllers
Louis Taylor, one of the negroes who
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DOUBT IS GROWING
EVEN WASHINGTON IS LOSING ITS
FAITH IN C HINESE.
EVERYTHING IS SUSPICIOUS.
MORE MASSACRES OF MISSIONARIES
Inl tod Staten Would I/ike to See
Chaffee In Command of the Allied
Force*—May Be Difficult to Settle
on n Commander—All Bauer for
the March to Pekin to Begin.
Allied Force* Are Gathering; at
Washington. July 27.—Unless some au
thentic assurance as to the condition of
ihe Americans in P*kin reaches the state
department within a day or two the ad
ministration is likely to abandon what
ever faith it has manifested thus far in
the truthfulness of Chinese information.
The Chinese minister is confident that
within that time there will be news from
Pekin, of a character to satisfy the most
skeptical as to its accuracy, and he is
also confident that this will be Rood news
from ihe American point of view.
The state dcDartment is still receptive,
though looking with growing coldness
upon the numerous edicts and telegrams
which are coming from China, all with
out bringing any news.
The contributions of the day were from
Consul General Gootinow at Shanghai and
Consul Fowler at Che Foo. So much of
their messages as was given out for pub
licaiion related to the welfare, of certain
American missionaries who have been
made the subject of inquiry by relatives
in this country.
The cables mangled these messages and
th<re is reason to doubt the value of the
information attempted to be conveyed
Mr. Goodnow also had something to ray
about the political situation and it is be
lieved that that part of his message was
not of an encouraging character. At any
rate it was withheld from the press, prob
ably because the department did not re
gard it as wise to give the stamp of its
approval to matters which Mr. Goodnow
wishes to be taken in a purely speculative
The Doubt Is lacreaHing.
Ever since the receipt at Tien Tsin of
the autograph message from Mr. Conger,
dated Pekin, July 4, state department offi
cials have had grave doubts as to the au
thority of the cipher message attributed
to him, dated Pekin, July 18. There have
been many little sidelights on this message
that afford ground for suspicion, and now
the British authorities have added their
quota to the growing distrust of things
It seems that a Mr. Warren, at present
acting as British Consul at Shanghai,
has been told by Sheng, the famous Chi
nese director of posts and telegraphs, that
Yuan, the Governor of Shan Tung, told
him (Sheng), that a message had passed
through to the United States from Mr.
Conger on the 18th of July, telling of the
conditions at the British legation. Tnis
fact is cited as confirmatory of the sus
picions that the cipher dispatch was
"faked" by Chinese officials. It is point
ed out at the state department, however,
that there are plausible explanations of
this curious fact which tend to show the
authenticity of the cipher dispatch.
Secretary Hay cabled Mr. Conger that
he might have Implicit faith in the per
son who brought Ihe dispatch to hint.
Mr. Conger, therefore, had a right to
trust the man, and possibly he told him in
a general way the contents of the dis
patch, in case the messenger should be
obliged to destroy it to insure his own
safety. However that may be, the Brit
ish government has thought Mr. War
ren's report worthy the attention of our
Question of n Commander.
It is the earnest desire of this govern
ment that the forward movement on Pekin
be made at the earliest possible moment.
Although neither Gen. Chaffee's rank nor
the number of troops under his command
would entitle this government to press
him for command of the International
forces, the government feels that he per
sonally is fit for such an honor and in such
a position would acquit himself with cred
it. If another commander Is selected it
is the wish of the President that the Amer
ican force should not be divided as to com
mand, but that iu carrying out Its share
of any movement all orders to the Ameri
can force should go through Gen. Chaffee.
In case the commanders of the allies
cannot reach an agreement as to who
shall command, it may become necessary
for the governments themselves to decide
the matter. While the Sccre'ary of State
has sent out no circular on this subject
to those of the foreign ministers who have
sen him and who have broached the
subject he has suggested this solution In
the event of a hitch. It is earnestly hoped,
however, that no such necessity will
arise, but that the commanders them
selves will reach an agreement.
Gathering of the Troopa.
The beginning of tho campaign on Pe
kin depends entirely upon the gathering
at Tien Tsin of a sufficient number of
troops. Therefore, anxious as It is that
the campaign shall be started at once,
our government is watching the arrivals
of the for tgn legions and is pressing Ad
miral Riraey for reports as to the mili
tary conditions. Not all of his responses
are given publicity for reasons of sound
policy. It is reported that 28,000 soldiers
■re already at Tien Tsin, not half of the
force regarded as necessary to begin the
The State Department advices this af
ternoon, however, were to the effect that
all of the Japanese troops have now been
landed. In which case the international
force should be considerably augmented.
The War Department, lacking exact In
formation, owing to the slow means of
telegraphic communication, believes that
Jt now hJui about 1,500 trained and sAw
soned American troops in the vicinity of
Tien Tain under the immedi ate command
of Gen. Chaffee, assuming that the Grant
has landed her passengers, which she
should have done if she sailed from Nag
asaki on the 25th, according to the orig
WOULD DECLINE THE OFFER.
United Staten Would Not Agree to
Stop Campaign If Minister*
W ere Sent to Tien T*in.
Washington, July 27.—-Secretary Hay
signalized his return to Washington from
Canton this morning by the an
nouncement that under no circumstances
will the United States government accept
an offer from the Chinese to turn over
the foreign ministers to the internation
als at Tien Tsin in consideration of a sus
pension of the campaign against Pekin. A
long cablegram was dispatched to-day to
Rear Admiral Remey at Taku, and It is
believed that this instruction was laid
Secretary Hay's decision to decline the
Chinese proposition was based upon his
determination to adhere strictly to the
conditions laid down in the reply to the
Chinese Emperor’s apptal. 0
The state department required that the
ministers at Pekin be put in communica
tion wi h their governments, and the most
significant condition of all—that the Chi
nese authorities co-operate with the. re
lief expedition for the liberation of the
legations. Until these two things are done,
the state deimr.’imnt absolutely refuses
lo be led into any arrangement looking to
the mitigation of the punishment of the
Chinese government, such as the aban
donment of the expedition at Pekin.
The intimation was given that the pur
pose of Secretary Hay’s decision was to
head off n formal proposition, as the de
partment has been made aware by Mr.
Goodnow and by Admiral Remey, it is
presumed, that suggestions of this sort
had be*n thrown out by the Chinese vice
roys or their agents, though these had
not been reduced to an oflleial form. The
department rather strengihened its posi
tion through being enabled in this way
to reject the proposition by anticipation.
It was pointed out that even should the
other Powers agree to any such proposi
tion we would not consider It until Min
ister Conger’s views were known. It is
explained that to agree to such a plan
might result in sending the ministers for
ward with an inadequate escort, and. if
murdered, we would then be estopped
from demanding redress.
MANY KILLED AT TAO TISG.
St-Tersl Americans Were Among the
Washington. July 27 —The following dis
patch has been received at the State De
partment from Consul General Goodnow
at Shanghai, dated July 27:
"An official telegram received here on
the 18th said that all foreigners and many
native Christians had been killed at Tao
Ting, the missions burned. Americans,
Sincox family, Taylor, Pekin, Misses
Gould. Morrill. The customs office re
ports disturbances at Yunan yesterday."
The name Pekin In this dispatch is be
lieved at the State Department to be Pit-,
kin, as inquiries for an American by that
name have been made at the department.
AMERICAN* NOT RESCUED.
Fowler Sends the Names of Those
AVho Went to Tekln.
Washington, July 27.—The Department
of State is In receipt of a cable dispatch
from Consul Fowler at Che Foo, In reply
to one sent him, asking information about
missionaries in China.
Mr. Fowler, In his reply, says that only
one missionary, presumably French, is
known to be in the interior of Ho Nan.
At Shan Tung only Americans are sit
uated. Those not rescued are the per
sons who went to Pekin, belonging to the
American Board of Foreign Missions, and
are believed to he Arthur Smith and wife,
Wyekoff sisters, Chapin, wife and two
children. These names were given in a
previous cable dispatch, in which Mr.
Fowler said that only two foreigners were
in the interior, both French.
ARE STILL ALIVE IN PEKIN.
Unhlegrnm From t lie Fon Simply
Says "Peliln Alive.”
Boston, July 27.—The Board of Ameri
can Commissioners for the Foreign Mis
sions to-day received a cablegram from
Rev. Henry B. Porter, a missionary of
the board, dated the Foo, July 23, con
taining the words, "Pekin alive.”
The cablegram contained only the two
words, "Pekin alive," no intimation be
ing given as to the evidence on which
the conviction which apparently prevailed
at Che Foo was based.
ALL MURDERED IS PAO TING FU.
Unnndlnn Missionaries Perished at
Hands of Chinese.
Toronto, Ont., July 27.—The China In
land Mission received the following cable
gram from Shanghai this morning:
"All missionaries murdered in Pao Ting
The China Inland Mission has two mis
sionaries stationed at Pao Ting In the
province of Chi Li, which is Just about
the same distance from Pekin os Is Tien
Tsin, but further Inland. These mission
aries. Mr. and Mrs. Bagnall, have un
doubtedly perished with one or more of
The North American Missionary Board
and the Board of Missions, the latter be
ing mostly Congregationalists, has also
had workers at Pao Ting.
Report of Murders Confirmed.
London. July 27.—1n missionary circles
at Shanghai, according to a dispatch re
ceived here to-day, It has been learned
that all the missionaries at Pao Ting, In
the province of Pe Chill, have been mur
dered. All of the people of the mission
at Amoy, province of Foo Klen, are re
WE MH Bl \ MORE ISLANDS.
Spain lln* u Couple Tlint She Want*
to Sell for SIOO,OOO.
Madrid, July 27.—The cabinet is consid
ering the proposition of the United States
government for the cession of the islands
of Cibitu and Cagayen in consideration of
an indemnity of SIOO,OOO. The ministry re
gards the proposition favorably, and the
negotiations for a treaty of accord be
tween the two government are proceed
DEAL HAN A 114)1 T BEEN MADE.
Why We Wnnt the Island* of Caga
yen and Cibitu.
Washington. July 27. Arrangements
have practically been completed for the
purchase from Spain by the United States
of the islands of Cibitu and Cagayen,
which were left in Spanish possession by
the treaty of Paris, although part of the
Philippine archipelago. Tho purchase
price wan not made public.
These islands are without the bounda
ries of the Philippine archipelago, as laid
down- in the Paris treaty of peace. After
lengthy negotiations the United States
determined to buy out Spain’s right in
One important consideration in the nego
tiations was the desirability of excluding
any European potier from the possession
of the islands, for use bf a naval station,
which would constitute a constant menace
to the United States sovereignty. There
Is reason to believe that schemes of that
kind already have been put afloat, which
are now to lx* thwarted.
The two Islands are Insignificant In area,
mid thinly populated, probably contain
ing from 6,000 to 8.000 people in all. Clbt
tu Js a long narrow Island, fourteen miles
in length by two across. Cagayen Is
about the same area, five miles by eight,
with mountains reaching In (light 1,100
feet. It is the largest of Half dozeti tlnv
Islets known as the Cagayen Suln group,
and owing allegiance to the Sultan of Su
lu. Its chief products are tobacco, sugar
and similar tropical products. Both the
islands are said to be mainly valuable for
their pearl and shell fisheries.
IMPERIALISM IS PARAMOUNT.
Ilrynn to Deni Almost Exclusively
AVlth It fit liidfnnitpolls,
Lincoln, Neb.. July 27.—W. J. Bryan
to-day said that In his notification speech
In Indianapolis, he will follow the plan
which he pursued at the notification meet
ing in 1896.
"The platform of that year,” said he,
"declared the money question to be a par
amount issue, and in my notification
speech I devoted almost ail the time m
the discussion of that question, leaving
the other questions to be considered m m.v
letter of acceptance, end in subsequent
speeches. This year the platform de
clares the question of imperialism to be
the paramount question, and It will be
the only one dealt with at any length In
my notification speech. The remaining
questions covered by the platform will be
taken up in my letter of acceptance and
INJURIES TO THE OREGON.
\\ ilde AVlres That Her Structural
Strcnuth I* Intact,
Washington, July 27.—The Navy Depart
ment this morning received the following
cablegram from Capt. Wilde, commander
of the Oregon:
"Kure, July 26.—Secretary Navy, Wash
ington: Ship docked. Structural strength
While (his dispatch omits the techni
cal details of the Injuries received by tile
Oregon on a rock in the Gulf of Pe Chi
Li. Capt. Wilde Is known to have sup
plied some of these details. They indi
cate that, although the structural
strength of the great battleship is still
Intact, her Injuries were of an ugly char
acter. None of the longitudinal frames
were Injured, but the vessel's bottom was
badly torn and some of her pumping con
nections broken. The main injury sus
tained was to compartment A, as It Is
GEORGIA’S FIRST RALE.
It Wns Grown by Negro Farmer
and Marketed In Albany.
Albany, Ga., July 27.—The first bale of
new cotton crop for Georgia was received
In tho Albany market to-day. It was
brought to the city by Deal Jackson, a
prosperous negro farmer of the Oaky
Woods district of West Dougherty.
The hale was carried to the warehouse
of A. W. Mune & Cos. where Is was sam
pled and classed. It was graded "fully
middling,” and was Immediately offered
for sale. It was purchased by the Geor
gia Cotton Company, who paid for It 11
cents per pound. The bale weighed 359
pounds, and was without a doubt all this
The bale was shipped to Savannah. Al
bany received Georgia's first bale on ex
actly the same day of the same month
RATIIIIONE MAY HE ARRESTED.
It la Relieved He WHI He Token In
to Fnstody To-day.
Washington. July 27—It Is believed at
the postofflee department that the arrest
of ex-Director Gemral of Posts Rathhone
may bo ordered within twenty-four hours
by the authorities In Cuba.
Under what code the arrest will be made
Is not known by postal officials though
the Cuban civil cole p-obably will be
chosen for tho purpose. Some discussion
has arisen as to this point, It being point
ed out that the o!d Spinish penal code,
which was formed by the Spanish during
their regime on the Island, provides in the
main comparatively light punishment for
offenses of officials.
THE TREASURY CAN STAND IT.
Secretary Gage Says We Are Able to
Pay for Chinese Affair,
Washington, July 27—In speaking to
day of the ability of the treasury to stand
large additional drafts in rase of war with
China, Secretary Gage said he had no
doubt that the treasury could maintain
in th<- field an army of 45.000 additional
m< n for at least a year without feeling
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
6 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A- W’EEK.fI A YEAR
BOXERS ARE DIVIDED
LARGE SECTION HAS REVOLTED
FROM PRINCE TLAN.
GENERALS DESERTED HIM.
DESPERATE CONFLICT JI'ST OUT
SIDE OF PEKIN.
Trn.lnorlhr Information Said to
Have Readied .Hhuugliat That All
the Mlni.ter. Hilt Von Keteler Are
Alive—Hope I. p'nnt Die appearing:
In England—Prinrc Cheng Sold to
llnve He.cued Legnttoners—Nego
tlatton. Seem to He Useless.
London, July 28 —The Shanghai corre
spondent of the Dally Express, wiring
"It Is said here thel a large section of
the Boxers has revolted against Prlnco
Tuon, alleging that he is making tools
of them for his own ends. A desperate
conflict took plare outside of Pekin Sun
day. Prince Tuan personally led his fol
lowers, two of his generals having de
"The battle lasted several houra and
Prince Tuan was defeated and killed.”
Ixindon, July 28.—The Shanghai corre
spondent of the Dally Telegraph says:
"Trustworthy information, which reach
ed tne to-day (Friday), oonvincea me that
all the ministers except Boron von Ket
teler ore still alive.
‘(Some of the European survivor* are
H<>|>p Ebbing In England.
London, July 28, 4 a. m.-Lyman J.
Gage's statement that there Is still hope,
but that It Is constantly diminishing, is
held here to define accurately the situa
The Chinese minister In London yester
day received a telegram from Sheng. di
rector of railways and telegraphs, to the
efTeet that an imperial decree, In the fol
lowing terms, was Issued on July 24:
"It Is fortunate that all the foreign rep.
resentatlves, except Bcron von Ketteler,
are found In safety and unharmed. Pro
visions In the shape of foodstuffs, vege
tables and fruits will be supplied to the
legations In order to show our courtesy."
The Morning Post goes so far as to as
sert that there Is now direct communica
tion between the Chinese authorities In
Pekin and London and that the ministers
are safe. However this may be, It is quite
certain that the attempts of the French,
Italian and other consuls to get direct
replies from Peklp have utterly failed, and
It Is pointed out that the ability to sup
ply the legations with fruit and vegetablea
Involves the conclusion that communica
tion is not Impeded by the Boxers.
Thus, despite the dally alternation of
hopea and fears, the reiterated Chinese as
sertions of the safety of the ministers fall
lo carry conviction, and the decision of
the United States not to delay military
measures is approved as the only possible
dourse to pursue.
Negotiation* Are Useless.
The Dally News says that negotiations
with the Chinese authorities. If there be
any authority In China, are useless.
It turns out that as early as July 12,
an appeal from the Emperor of China to
Queen Victoria for mediation, dated July
3, was handed to the Marquis of Salis
bury, and It Is understood that the other"
Powers were not communicated with un
til July 20.
The Shanghai correspondent of the Dal
ly Expiefs asserts that three versions of
Sir Claude MacDonald’s letter of July G
are current there, and that It la believed
all three originated from Chinese sources.
He adds, however, that LI Hung Chang
says the legation party ought to reach
Tien Tsln on Sunday.
The Morning Post correspondent at Che
Foo, wiring Wednesday, says there la a
rumor that Prince Chlng rescued the le
gations nnd conveyed them to a place of
Eighteen missionaries have been massa
cred at Tung Chau, where the churches
have been burned.
Gen. Oaselec has started for Taku.
The attitude of Germany and the Unit
ed States, respectively, toward the Chi
nese problem Is a theme of considerable
discussion. It Is stated In Berlin, with a
show of authority, that both Germany
and Russia are determined to Inflict ex
emplary punishment. The Berlin papers,
on the whole, adversely criticise Presi
dent McKinley's conciliatory policy.
NO HELP FROM GOVERNMENT.
NI r Clnufle Do ii nld M rlti** of Dll*
1 rrtm In Legation*.
liondon, July 27.—The Dally Mail has re
ceived the following cable message:
"Shanghai, July 27.—A letter has Just
been received here from Sir Claude Mac-
Donald, dated Pekin, July 6, as follows:
" 'We are receiving no assistance from
the authorities. Three legations are still
standing. Including the British. We also
hold part of She city walls. The Chinese
are shelilng us from the city with a 3-inch
gun and some smaller ones are sniping
us. We cat* be annihilated any day.
The ammunition and food are short.
“ ‘We would have perished by this time
only the Chinese are cowards and have
no organized plan of attack. If we are
not pressed, we may hold out a fortnight
longer; otherwise four day* at the ut
“ 'I anticipate only slight resistance to
the relief force.’
"Sir Claude concludes by advising the
relief force to approach by the eastern
gate, or by the way of the river.
"The losses of the foreigner* in Pekhi
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