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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. .- . Incorporated 18SS
J. H. ESTILL. President.
ITALY’S KING AN ASSASSIN’S VICTIM
Humbert's Heart Pierced by Bressi s Bullet and He Ex
pired Within a Few Minutes.
STRUCK BY THREE SHOTS AS HE ENTERED HIS CARRIAGE
The Assassin Was With Difficulty Saved From
Fury of the Populace.
|<inc Humbert Had Been Attend ins'n Dint ri button of Trices in Connec
tion With a Gymnastic Exhibition—People Cheered Him as He En
tered rtis Carriage, and Then the Shots Were Fired Assassin
Was Immediately Arrested—People Wanted to Lynch Him.
He Came From Prato in Tuscany—Baron |)e Faya.
.Much Distressed—Attempt Was Made to Assassi
nate King Humbert When He Took the
Throne—Prime Minister Saraeeo Has
Gone to Monza nail the Rest of the
Cabinet Will Follow Him.
Monza, Italy, July 30.—King Humbert
has been assassinated.
He was shot here last evening by a man
named Angelo Bressi, and died in a few
The King had been attending a distri
bution of prizes in connection with a gym
He had just entered his carriage, with
hi 9 aide-de-camp, amid the cheers of the
crowd, when he was struck by three re
volver shots fired In quick succession.
One pierced the heart of His Majesty,
who fell back end expired in a few min
The assassin was immediately arrested,
and was, with some difficulty, saved from
the fury of the populace.
He gave his name as Angelo Bressi, de
scribing himself as of Prato, in Tuscany.
The prize distribution look place about
Rome, July 30, 5 a. m.— Signor Saraceo
has left for Monza.
MINISTERS WOO TO MONZA.
New* of Terrible Event Reuelied
Rome After Midnight—Prince of
\nples Is in the Levant.
Rome, July 30, 4:30 a. m—The news of
the terrible event did not arrive here
until after midnight.
Signor Saracco, the prime minister. Im
mediately summoned a meeting of the
cabinet, and the ministers will start at the
earliest possible moment for Monza.
The Prince and Princess of Naples are
on board the Yela yachting in the Le
HE F.AVA MI C H DISTRESSED.
Italian Amlinssnflor Would Not Talk
In til Notified.
New York. July 29.—Owing to the late
ness of the hour at which the news of
the assassination of King Humbert was
received in this city, it was impossible to
see either Consul Genral Branch! or Vice
Consuls Alberti and Burdese.
Baron de Kava, the Italian ambassador,
W'as at Seabright, N. J. He was much
distressed at receiving the news, but said
to the Associated Press that he could not
give out any statement until he had been
officially notified by his home government.
FEDELLI GREATI.Y SHOCKED.
Knew Rnmhrrt Well and Said He
Won n Good Matt.
Kansas City. Mo., July 30.—Jerome Fe
<Wi. Italian vice consul in Kansas City,
*va* greatly shocked when he learned of
MARY MINERS RXTOMBED.
Buffered Dentil in a Mexican Mine
Monterey, Mex„ July 29.—The govern
ment authorities havo been notified of a
terrible catastrophe at Matabuala, a
thriving mining camp south of Monterey,
in the state of San Luis Potosi. Fire
broke out In Ihe La Paz mine, nnd be
fore she miners could reach the surface
taany of them were entombed and either
burned to death of suffocated. The fire
faged fiercely for several hours.
Eleven bodies have been taken out and
others are known to be In the pit. It Is
thought the loss of life will reach thirty.
" hen the fire was discovered Ramon Go
rr',z - the foreman, boldly descended the
f haft and went Into the burning chamber
for the purpose of aiding the unfortunate
thlners, jje was overcome by smoke and
perished. His body has been recovered.
AI.I, UtlF.r IN NEW ORLEANS.
fliarles' llnily Wn* Hurled Secretly
in Potter'* Field.
New Orleans, July 29.—The city wpa very
inlet to-day, and most of the precnutlon-
Bry measures have been dispensed with.
There have been 1,500 militiamen on duty
* n d most of these have been relieved, a
•(''all of twenty men being left at the Par
l?h Prison with the Gatling guns.
The body of Charles was taken out t 6
Potter's field before daylight and burled
* ,or ® the public knew anything about It
Th|s evening the citizens' police disband
Jiatoannal) Mofning iXrtos.
the assassination of King Humbert of
“King Humbert was greatly beloved by
his people,” sakl Mr. Fedelli, “and I can
not conceive why anyone but a crank or
an anarchist should wish to take his life.
He was good and kind and charitable. I
knew him well. He will be succeeded in
all probability by his oldest son, the
Prince of Naples, who is a young man
not yet 30 yeasr old.”
He In nn Anurcliint.
London, July 30.—Angelo Bressj, the as
sassin of King Humbert, according to a
special dispatch from Rome, dated to
day, is an anarchist.
CAREER OF KING HHIBERT.
Attempt Made to Annnnninnte Him
When He Wn* Frowned.
King Humbert was the eldest son of
King Victor Emmanuel II and Adelaide,
Archduchess of Austria. He was born
in Turin in March, 1844. At an early age
he attended his father during the war
for Italian independence, although he was
too young to take an active part in the
struggle. He was more closely connected
with the movement for the unification of
Italy in 1854, and particularly took part in
reorganizing, the ancient Kingdom of the
Two Sicilies, co-operating with Garibaldi.
When the war between Prussia and Aus
tria was imminent, Prince Humbert was
dispatched to Paris to ascertain the sen
timent* of the French with reference to
on alliance between Italy and Prussia.
On the outbreak of hostilities he hastened
to take the field, and obtained command
of a division of Gen. Cialdini’s army,
with the title of lieutenant general. He
was present at the disastrous battle of
Custozza. (June 23, 1866), where, it is eaid,
he performed prodigies of valor. On Aug.
22, 1868, he married, at Turin, his cousin,
the Princess Marguerite of Savoy, daugh
ter of Duke Ferdinand of Genoa, brother
of King Victor Emmanuel. In November,
1860, a son was born, who was given the
title of Prince of Naples. After the oc
cupation of Rome by the Italian troops in
1870, Prince Humbert and the Princess
Marguerite took up their residence in
Rome. Humbert succeeded to the throne
of Italy, on the death of his father, on
Jan. 9, 1878. As he was entering the cap
ita! in November, after his coronation,
a man named Passanante attempted to
assassinate him. using a poniard. Hie
prime minister, who was with him at the
time, was severely wounded in the leg.
Passanante was condemned to death, but
his sentence was commuted by Humbert
to imprisonment for life. Humbert was
decorated with the Order of the Garter
in 1878, and with other orders at various
times. He has been an arbitrator in many
international disputes, and had the uni
versal confidence and esteem of all of
ed, fifty men being detained as an emer
Mayor Capdevlolle has rigidly enforced
his order to keep saloons closed to-day,
and Is generally applauded for bringing
the city through (he crisis with so little
disturbance and bloodshed. The main
result of the week's events will probably
be the reorganization of (he police force.
SHOT AND KILLED HIS WIFE.
Kept From Killing Others Only by a
Eldorado, lowa, July 29 —ln a jealous
rage, Otto Pennington nt Owassa, to
day shot and killed his wife In the pres
ence of their two children, and several
members of Mrs. Pennington's family - ,
nud was prevented from taking the lives
of all those about him, only by a severe
struggle while he emptied his revolve
at the objects of his wrath. None but
his wife, however, was hit. Pennington
had been separated from his family, and
the tragedy was the sequel to a long story
of domestic unhappiness. The murderer,
so far, has eluded capture.
FATAL POWDER EXPLOSION.
Ten Person* Injnrcd Two of XX'honi
Will Prohnhly Die.
Springfield. 111., July 29—Ten person#
were Injured, two fatally, by the prema
ture discharge of the evening gun at the
tlllnola National Ouard encampment,
Camp Lincoln, this evening. The explo
sion was caused by tome one throwing a
lighted cigarette Into powder which had
fallen to the ground. The accident oc
curred In the presence of a large crowd of
visitors to LKaearnp.
DSAYANNAH, GA„ MONDAY. JULY 30, 1000.
FIGHT IS AT A STANDSTILL
Lord Roberts Seems to Re Tired of
Spending Hi* Energ-ics on n
Constantly Retreating; Foe.
London, July 30, 3:45 a. m.—Operations
In South Africa have again arrived at a
sort of standstill. Pretoria telegrams an
nounce that Lord Roberts has returned
there with his staff, apparently finding it |
useless to spend his energies against a
constantly retreating foe.
Commandant General Botha, with sev
eral thousand Boers, like Gen. Christian
DeWec, has thus eluded Lord Robert's
Gen. Deiarey is besieging Gen. Baden-
Powell at Rustenburg, in Western Trans
vaal. The relief force sent to Gen. Baden-
Powell’s assistance, under Col. Hickman,
proved too weak to be effective, and was
obliged to fall back on Pretoria.
The operations have been hampered with
bad weather, under terms and deluges of
rain, accompanied by intense cold. Lieut.
McLaren and three Highlanders have died
of exposure, as well as many horses and
A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from
Lorenzo Marques, says that President
Kruger is now at Watervalonder. He
adds that a big fight is expected, and that
if the Boers are beaten. President Kruger
will trek through Swaziland to Delago.t
bay, and take a steamer for Europe.
FRENCH AT MIDDLEBt HG.
Only One Trniu Captured by Boer*
London, July 29.—Gen. French has oc
cupier! Middleburg, in the Transvaal, and
Gen. Pole-Carcw, with the Guards' bri
gade, has arrived at Brugspruit, twenty
miles west of Middleburg.
The war office has received a dispatch
from Lord Roberts explaining that only
one train was captured on the night of
July 21 between Kroonstad and the Vaal
and that it contained supplies and two
officers and 100 men of the Welsh Fusil
RENTER'S MANTA" CASUALTIES.
Roer* Driven Into Mountain Pn**c*
Iry tile British.
London, July 29.—A'dispatch from Fou
nesburg, dated July 27, shows that the
capture of Fouriesburg was preceded by
heavy fighting to force a passage of the
passes, which was stubbornly contested
for two days.
Gen. Hunter's forces had the hardest
work in forcing Relief's Nek, his casual
ties amounting to about 100.
Upwards of 6,000 Boers, with a very
large number of wagons, a large quanti
ty of stores and many cattle, have now
been driven into the mountain passes,
where they are watched by British troops.
Their escape from that point will be very
A PREMATURE CELEBR ATION.
Censored Telegram Say* Filipino
Fiesta AVn* a Failure.
Manila. July 29, 11:10 p. m. (Edited by
the censor).—The two days’ fiesta in Ma.
nila, organized by Ser.or Paterno and his
political fo.lowers to commemorate the
amnesty, resulted in a fiasco. The people
were passive, unenthusiastic and not even
Falling to perceive and tangible, effect
ive results of amnesty, they say they can
see no reason for celebrating.
Judge Taft and his colleagues of the
commission felt constrained to decline to
attend the banquet, as they had been in
formed that the speeches would favor In
dependence, under American protection,
and they could not passively lend their
acquiescence by being present,
Senor Paterno, foreseeing the suspen
sion of the banquet without Ihe Ameri
cans, frantically appealed to them o at
tend, promising that there should be no
The provost's precautions were extreme.
The guards were doubled both ways, and
the authorities forbade the display of
Filipino flags and of pictures of President
McKinley and Aguinaldo fraternally
The fiesta is generally considered to
have been premature and unfortunate.
During last week's scouting ten Ameri
cans were killed and fourteen wounded.
One hundred and eighty Filipinos were
killed and sixty taken prisoners. Forty
insurgent rifles were captured.
AN IRISH DEMONSTRATION.
Suggested That the Time I* Ripe for
an Irish Rebellion.
Cork, July 29.—At the Nationalist dem
onstration held here to-day, John E. Red
mond. leader of the United Irish party In
Parliament, made a vigorous appeal for
funds to assist the candidates of.the par
ty at the forthcoming general election.
He publicly repudiated the statement that
the United Irish League was opposed to
certain Irish members.
William O'Brien and others spoke. Dur
ing the meeting handbills were distribut
ed discouraging the work of recruiting
for the British army and urging that, as
England's army was now "discomforted"
in South Africa, the lime was ripe for an
ft ATHHONK STILL IN JAIL.
Ill* Attorney* Are Confident of Get
ting n RnndNninn.
Havana. July 28.—The court before whom
Estes G. Rathbone, formerly director of
posts of Cuba, was arraigned yesterday,
after his arrest on charges of fraud, is
sued an order directing that he prisoner
be removed this morning to the Carcel;
but Lieut. Col. Scott, acting Governor
General, advised that he be allowed to
remain in the Vivae until It was known
whether ball would be secured.
Hie attorneyi ore confident of getting
a satisfactory bondsman to-morrow. Many
persons called upon Mr. Rathbone to
day to express their aympathy with him
in his predicament. Among them wa*
HELD AS HOSTAGES
CHINESE EDICT SO lUOFERS TO
THE VICEROYS THREATENED.
MI ST DEFEND THEIR PROV I\('KS
OH 81FFER DEATH.
left Hunt) ( haniac When Told He Wn*
Incurring Imperial DinpleiiMure by
HU Dolny %*ke<l to He Retired on
Account of Old Arc- Murder of the
M iHNioun ries—Queer Ainerirtin'M In
trigue— Minister* Still flelleveil to
London, July 30.—The Shanghai corre
spondent of the Daily Express, telegraph
ing yesterday, soys:
“Anew imperial edict promulgated this
evening urgently orders all viceroys and
provincial governors to endeavor to ne
gotiate peace with the Powers, whose
ministers are ‘held as hostages pending
the result of the overtures for the aban
donment of hostilities against China.’
“The Viceroys ore also commanded to
guard their territories vigilantly against
attack and to prevent, by all means in
their power, the advance of the foreign
troops, especially along the Yang-tse-
“The deoree soys that the officials will
answer with their lives for any failure
to execute these orders.
“Commands are also given that not a
single foreigner shall be allowed to es
cape from the interior, where there are
still fully 2.000 Europeans, connected with
missionary work, in isolated stiuations.
Orders to LI Hung ( filing.
“When the governor of Shan Tung com
municated to the consuls the imperial de
cree of July 24, he omitted these important
passages addressed to Li Hung Chang:
“ ‘lt is admittedly inadvisable to kill
all the ministers, but it is equally unwise
to send them to Tien Tain. It will he
much wiser to keep the survivors at re
kin ns hostages.
“ ‘You are commanded to hasten to
Pekin. You are incurring imperial dis
pleasure by delay. You have been ap
pointed viceroy of Chi Li. because, with
your military experience you will success
fully lead the imperial armies against the
foreigners in Chi Li, which Yu Lu, the
present viceroy, is unable to do owing to
his ignorance of military affairs.’
“Li Hung Chang replied to this edict
asking to be allowed to retire on account
of his age.
Murder of (lie ISlMtonnriea.
“Sheng now admits that he has had
telegrams since July 19 announcing that
every foreigner in Pao Ting Fu was mur
dered, including forty British, French and
American missionaries, and announcing
also that two French Jesuits and a thous
and converts have been massacred nt
Kwang Ping Fu, on the borders of Shang
Tung and Chi Li. A majority of the
consuls favor strong measures against
“Local officials assert that the Italian
priests murdered in Hu Nan were wrap
ped in cotton, which had been soaked with
kerosene and were slowly roasted o
death. It is believed that all foreigners
in Chi Li have by this time been massa
cred; and the wave of massacre is spread
ing toward Ning Po and Hong (‘how, from
which point thirty English and American
missionaries are endeavoring to escape in
boats down the river to Kiang Su. Offi
ciuls here anticipate a general rising
along (he Yang-tse-Kiaftg about Aug. 1.
“An astounding American intrigue has
been revealed to the consuls here In the
shape of a skillful attempt, to get the
maritime customs placed in the hands of
an American missionary named Ferguson,
who, although he was on active ally of
Sheng in the latter's endeavors to hood
wink the world with regard to events in
Pekin, wa.e supported by the American
officials in his claim to the appointment
of inspector general.”
Minister* I'rohnhly Alive.
London, July 30, 4:15 a. m.—The Shang
hai correspondent of the Daily Telegraph,
*eya he Js sfiil firmly convinced that the
ministers are safe, but, with the excep
tion of an alleged message from the Jap
anese legation in Pekin, dated July 13,
brought by a runner, saying that the le
gation was still defending itself, nothing
has yet been published giving anything
in the nature of proof.
On the other hand, the daily increasing
reports of the massacre of missionaries
and foreigners leaves only the most slen
der thread upon which to hang a hope.
The general situation is steadily be
coming darker, and a crisis is said to be
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times, wiring yesterday, says:
“I learn that Li Ping Hong and Lu
Chuan Lin, Governor of Kiarg Su, both
rabidly anti-foreign, are advancing toward
Pekin with large bodies of troops. Their
advent must seriously affect the situation
“To-day the consular body decided that
the situation demanded the presence of a
military force in Shanghai, and the con
suls have notified their governments ac
TWELVE WERE MIR HER ED.
Enullsh Mission (Gallon nt Mug l*o
•W n* Dentroyed.
London, July 30.—A special dispatch
fiom Shanghai, dated yesterday, *ays
that the English mission station north of
Ning Po, has been destroyed, and twelve
missionaries hove been murdered.
TWO THOL9A.ND .Ml RDERED.
Great Slougliter of Native Christians
at Pao Tin* Fu.
Tokio, Saturday, July 28.—1 t is reported
| from Shanghai that the Boxers attacked
I tha missionaries end native Christian*
1 at Pao Ting Fu on July 8. A foreign phy
sloian end two thousand converts were
The Chinese Gen. Id Ho Keh, is now
marching on Pekin. He has ordereed his i
troops to exterminate nil Christieans. Al- |
ready one French priest and from 2,000 to
3,000 natives have been slaughtered.
IMPORTANT NEWS EXPECTED.
Minister \\ n 1m Making n netermined
Effort to Get Another Dispatch
Washington, July 29.—There is a growing
expectation at the state department that
news of the utmost importance may be
forthcoming at any moment from Pekin.
It was even thought that something
might be received to-day, but this hope
was doomed to disappointment. Thefewca
blegrams that were received referred to
minor matters and did not touch at all
upon conditions in the Chinese capital. It
is believed that the basis for this expecta
tion is the knowledge on the part of the
officials that certain machinery hereto
fore set in motion may result in the open
ing up of communication through some se
cret, but reliable, channels.
I Ms known that a second effort has been
made by our. own government to get an
other message to Minister Conger, but
nearly all of the Powers have also resort
ed to private agencies in their own in
terest with a like object.
The fact has just been developed that
one of the last acts of the late Col. Lls
cum. before his death at Tien Tsin, was to
undertake the dispatch of a spy to Pekin.
Gen. Dorward. the British commanding of
ficer at Tien Tsin, also sent out two mes
sages, and it is believed that the Japanese
did the same. Pp to date not one of these
messengers has returned to Tterv Tsin,
nor has there been a single word heard
from any of them.
This fact, bus no# caused the abandon
ment of hope, nnd this is true In partic
ular of the message expected from Mr.
Conger. Minister Wu is perhaps the ba
sis for this hope on our part, and he
maintains an unshaken confidence in his
original assertion that the news, when
it does come, will show that the lega
tioners are alive. The message reported
to have come through Missionary Wilder,
at Che Foo, is regarded as most promis
Tin* March to Pekin.
Minister Wu had no cablegrams himself
to-day, nor had the department any di
rectly from China. Nothing further, has
been heard as to the date set for the
beginning of the movement from Tien
Tsin toward Pekin, and it is ald here that
this la a detail that must be fixed by tho
military commanders upon the spof.
A message come to the war department
from the quartermaster on the Lenox, an
nouncing the arrival of that ship, to
gether with she Conemaugh. at Kobe, Ja
pan. They have aboard the mounts for
the Sixth. Cavalry, and although they
will start for Taku at once, not less than
five days will be consumed |n this last
stage of #he voyage. It is doubtful
whether Gen. Chaffee would care to leave
Toku without horses for the Sixth Cav
alry, particularly as occvrding to ail re
ports. mounted cavalry is needed for suc
cessful operations in the flat country
lying between Tien Tsin and Taku. This
fact nlone may delay operations until
late in the present week, though at least
a portion of the international column may
stmt on the day fixed, namely, to-mor
Assurances received here show' that the
Japanese government Is doing all in ps
power to facilitate the international
movement, and though the good will of
the Japanese was never suspected, no
fai as the United State* is concerned,
the knowledge is gratifying. Secretary
Long hod a cable message to-day from
the commander of the Buffalo, at Hong
Kong, stating that he had sailed for Ti
ku. The Buffalo is taking out much
needed relief men for th* naval crew-,
and also has a lot of stores aboard for
the approaching campaign,
Lieut. Col. t'oolldge'n iteport.
The war deportment received a cable
gram from Lieut. Col. Coolidge, who as
sumed command of the Ninth Infantry
after the death of Col. Llscum, giving a
report of the part played by that organiza
tion during the fighting at Tien Tsin. The
report is as follows:
“Che Foo—Corbin, Washington. Six
• ompanles Ninth Infantry, under Llscum.
with marines commanded by Meade, Join
ed British forces under On. Dorward in
conjunction wit ir French and Japanese and
attacked southwest part of walled dty at
daybreak on the 13th.
“The Ninth Infantry on the right were
east of th** south nnd were protecting the
allied forces from flanking fire. After be
ing under fire for fifteen hours they were
withdrawn to the outer mud wall at night.
The Ninth Infantry had sixteen killed,
dxty-nine wounded, one missing, out of
420 engaged at this point. Company A
posted al the railroad station east of the
Pei Ho, was exposed to heavy shrapnel
fire, losing two killed and seven wounded
in addition to the foregoing.
“On the morning of the Mth the Japa
nese blew up the south gate, entering the
walled city. Allied forces entered town.
Assigned the southeast quarter to the
Americans for police and protection.
Guards were established in the American
quarter, which was already on fire. Brit
ish commander highly praised American
oldiers for arduous work and gallantry
In communication to Meade.
“Tien Tsin, July 2tf. (Signed.) Coolidge.”
THRKATKX# TO KILL Til KM.
I Chinese General Warns Powers Not
to Advance on Pekin.
Berlin, July 2*.— I The Chinese legation in
Berlin has received a message from
Sheng, director general of railways and
telegraphs, saying that he has received a
dispatch from Pekin announcing that
Gen. Tung Fuh Slang threatens fo kill all
the members of the legadon* If the Inter
national forces advance upon Pekin.
Evidently the legation is embarrassed by
the receipt of this dispatch, as the Chi
nese minister has not communicated it to
t/ie German government.
The legation has cabled the viceroy of
Nankin requesting him to try to get in
fortnatlon as to whether the widow of
Baron von Ketteler, the murdered German
minister, is still alive.
Til lADS ARE THREATENING.
Serious Disturbances Expected In
Hal Van Province.
London, July 30.—'The Canton correspon
dent of the Daily Telegraph, in a dispatch
dated Saturday, says:
“The Triads have become numerous and
threatening in Hal Nan. The Tao Tai and
the local mandaiins are terror-stricken and
decline to protect foreigners. All tlie j
missionaries except three have left with
their wives and families. The natives of
the Nodea district of the island were so
frightened that they all joined the ranks
of the Triads.
“Serious disturbances are expected be
tween Aug. 1 and Aug. 15, during the fes
tival to l>e held to appease the shades of
the dead. The Boxers are charging large
sums to the Chinese for passports from
Pekin to Tien Tsin.
"Lao Yun Fu. the Black Flag chief, has
refused to march on Pekin unless Vlcvroy
Tak Su will furnish him 20,000 soldiers."
INTENDED TO KILL HERSELF.
Mrs. Woodward nnd Daughter Not to
He \ let 1 inn of Hovers.
Chicago. July 29. Mrs. M. 8. Woodward
of Evanston, when she wrote the last let
ter received by her husband from Pekin,
was armed with a live-shot revolver. It
was her intention, according to the letter,
if the band in the legation were attacked,
to use three cartridges on the assailing
Then if. with what other defenders were
doing, the Boxers were not repulsed she
had decided to kill her daughter lone with
one of the remaining bullets and shoot
herself with the la.*t. so they would rot
fall alive into the hands of the IVoxers.
This piece of news was contained in the
letter written by Mrs. Woodward June II
last, after she and her daughter had made
a futile attempt to escape from Pekin.
ADVISED TO ST.AI THERE.
Chinn Warned to Protect Mission
aries nt Pan Ting Fn.
New' York, July 29.—The American Bi
ble Society has received a letter from
Charles F. Gammon, its agent in Tien
Tain, dated June 4 Mr. Gammon, after
detailing the events up to the date of the
letter. Including the killing of the Eng
lish missionaries Robinson and Norman,
“The missionaries at Pao Ting Fu have
thus far, nnd wisely, too, refused to leave
there. With the railway destroyed nnd
l>oat travel certainly fatal, they cannot
leave, and, with the government so u -
terly helpless and “the soldiers so thor
oughly In sympathy with the Boxers,
there Is cause to fear for their safety,
although the ministers have warned the
officials to give th< m protection.
“The railway authorities are fighting
hard to maintain communication with Pe
kin (the heads of the departments being
British), but the line Is daily interrupted
by the burning of bridges and stations,
and trains are frequently returning, be
ing unable to get through. The Chinese
troops sent to guard the line have failed
■to accomplish anything, and even If they
were not in sympathy with the present
anti-foreign movement end lagely mcm
! ers of the Boxer acciety, there is evrry
reason to believe that they have secret
instructions not 4o punish the Boxers.
“Meanwhile, The Powers hove been dally
landing sailors and marines, and Tien
Tsin is one great military post, full of
moving patrols, and with guards station
ed at every vulnerable point. Twenty
men-of-war are now at the mouth ftf the
river and more are coming.“
NOT LIKELY TO GO TO PEKIN.
KocklillPs liimt ructions Are “Inves
Chicago, July 29. Special Commissioner
William W. Rockhill, appointed by the
government to ascertain the true situation
iu China, passed through Chicago to-day on
his way lo Ihe Orient.
Asked if he would endeavor to reach Pe
kin to tic-at with tiie Chinese government
direct he replied:
“I think not, unless circumstances war
rant ii and the country Is quiet enough
io tender possible *he success of sum an
expedition. In the country’s state of fer
ment the journey of a party of Europeans
or Americans to Pekin could be accom
plished only with frightful loss of life, if
“1 shall make my headquarters at
Shanghai and Investigate conditions as
far northward as circumstances and the
troubled conditions will permit.
“My sole duty is to keep the President
and Secretary of State advised as to the
situation. Outside of that, I am not em
powered to do anything.”
“You are not Invested with plenipoten
tiary power, then?”
"No.” he answered. “My orders ran
be summed up in two words, ‘investigate
conditions.' In cose the government has
further orders for me, they undoubtedly
will be cabled.”
STIRRING ADDRESS ON C HINA.
lies*. Thomas Mamliull Holds Euro
pean Nations II ewpoiml tile.
Chicago, July 29.—A striking address on
t’hina was delivered before the Moody
Bible Institute congregation this after
noon by Rev. Thomas Marshall, field sec
retary of the Presbyterian Board of For
eign Missions, and a Chinese missionary
of wide experience and more than na
He charged that European nations, es
pecially England, Germany and Franc*
are responsible for all the trouble typified
in the national uprising, against foreign
ers in China; thnt the missionaries are
not to blame, and that the “robber na
tions” of Europe, when caught in the act
of despoiling the (7hine.se of their terri
tory and desecrating the graves by run
ning railroads through them, are trying
to make scapegoat* of the innocent mis
sionaries, and are using the Christian
evangelizing forces for political and self
The speaker expressed gratification nt
the fa<*t that the government of the United
States had taken a noble stand for the in
tegrity of China.
Rev. A. M. Cunningham, another Pres-
minister with ten years’ experi
ence m China, followed Dr. Marshall. In
dorsing oil the latter said, and describing
the Chinese people as by no means as bad
Stopping Shipment of Arms.
Rome, July 29.—The Official Journal pub
lishes a royal decree prohibiting the ex
portation of arms, ammunition or other
munition of war to China.
Hot Spell llroken In Varla.
Paris, July 29 —The heavy which
txgen last night and continued to-day
effectually broke the hot apell, the long
est and most severe that Paris has aver
Injured In Street Car Accident.
Toledo. 0., July 29.—Ten people were in
jured in a. turret car accident late to-night,
one fatally and two otherg very seriously.
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMEJ-A-WEEK.II A YEAR
FEAR OF BLOODSHED
TROTBLn EXPECTED IN NORTH
LITTLE DOUBT AS TO RESULT.
THE CON STITT'TIONAL AMENDMENT
TV ILL HE CARRIED.
Democrat* Will Pot in Their Stnte
Ticket nnd the Funinnlntn Arc Re
lying <n Capturing the Leg lulnta re
nnd Returning Rutler to the Sen
ate—Thompson lln* Withdrawn til
Favor of Adana People Are
Arolined to a High Pitch.
Raleigh. N. C.. July 29 —A general elec
tion will be held in this state next Thurs
day. and the question of the adoption of
an amendment to the constitution limiting
the electoral franchise will be voted on.
There is apparently little doubt an to the
result of the election, both os to the
amendment and the stnte ticket. It now
seems to l>e simply a question of major
ity. The opponents of the amendment ac
knowledge that it will be adopted.
As the amendment and the Democratic
stnte ticket will run very close together,
the Populists and Republican* have prac
tically a!>andonod their state ticket in an
effort to elect a majority of the legisla
ture and return Butler to the United
During the first three months of tha
campaign they had two state tickets
in tlie field—a straight Populist ticket and
a straight Republican ticket. There waa,
however, nil along |*erfect unity of action
by the two state committees and an un
derstanding between the leaders of tha
two parties that at the proper time before
election their tickets w’ould be consoli
This consolidated ticket, which Is
known as the “fusion ticket.” was made
up little more than a week ago, and has
l*>en printed and distributed. On it are
three Republicans and eight Populist*.
The offices assigned to the Republicans
nre Governor, attorney general, and chair
man of the Corporation Commission.
Thompson Expert* Defeat.
Dr. Thompson, Populist nominee for
Governor, has issued an open letter an
nouncing his retirement in favor of Adams,
Republican. In thia he practically con
cedes the defeat of the state ticket and
thus indicate* the future policy of the
“We have under this arrangement the
linked force of the Republican members
of the Legislature for Senator Butler’*
return to the United States Senate, which
we could not have secured had I permit
ted my name to head the ticket for Gov
ernor. I believe that it is of more vain*
to the party to re-elect Senator Butler
than that I should be Governor. We could
lose the state by 20JX)0 and yet save the
Legislature. Therefore, if I should lose
ihe state ticket, we would secure by this
arrangement the re-election of Senator
Fl|gliting for Leglslntnre.
In accordance with this plan, (he fu*-
ionists are making n desperate fight for
the Legislature, and the campaign is be
ing conducted personally by Senator But
ler. Republican Chairman Holton is ren
dering him all possible assistance. In
dose counties ami senatorial districts
they nre sacrificing everything for the
The Democrats, however, allege that
the effort is a futile one; that the Leg
islature will be safely Democratic, in spit*
of all that the fusionistn may do. They
claim that a preliminary poll of the regis
tered vote shows that they will carry
every eastern county, with three doubt
ful. In the west they say they can af
ford to lose several counties that they
carried two years ago.
There are now just three more days un
til the election. Both sides nre hard at
work and active campaigning will con
tinue up to Wednesday night. It is the
bitterest and most exciting campaign this
state ever has known. The battle ha*
been fought on the race issue, brought
to the front by the proposed franchise
amendment, by which 80,000 ignorant ne
gro voters are to be disfranchised.
Illooilnlieri In Feared.
For the past month at least a thousand
speeches a day have been made in the
state and the people are aroused to such
a pitch that bloodshed is feared. So far
there has been none and the best element*
of both sides hope there may be non*,
though in many Eastern counties the rod
shirts have declined to allow fusion cam
paigners to speak.
On account of threat* by Senator But
ler and hi* followers to prevent the *l*c
tlon, by injunction or other methods, the
Legislature will convene here to-morrow
nnd adjourn from day to day until elec*-
tion day. The Democratic leaders say
that If there is Interference on the part
of the opponents of the amendment. It 1*
certain that there will be serious trouble.
a a •
A FATAL DRUNKEN FIGHT. '
Two Men Will Prolinhly 1)1* a* m Re.
*nlt of the Knenonter.
Pueblo. Col., July 29.—While a largo ex
cursion from this city was on Veta Pais,
near the Spanish t>eks this afternoon, *
drunken fight occurred, In which several
men from the adjoining mining camp of
James Parsons was knocked down with
a fence rail in the hands of Louis Vas
ques. He is still unconscious and will
probably die. A. Y. Orayblll was shot In
the abdomen by Charles Campbell and Is
Many shots were fired by the ctowd* at
Campliell, but he escaped and Is being pur
sued by a posse. Both wounded men were
brought to Pueblo.
Artillery Sturt* for China.
Ban Francisco, July 29 —The transport
Hancock soiled at 10 o'clock to-day for
Taku, China, via Nagasaki, with four
batteries of the Third Artillery, number
ing 475 men, under command of Capt.
Charles Humphreys. Maj. Hugh J. OaL
lagher, chief commissary of Maj. den.
Chaffee's staff, was amopg the Hancock'a