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P J. H. ESTILL, President.
TWO CASES INTAMPA
J.ELLOW FEVER MAKES ITS AP
ALABAMA HAS QUARANTINED.
FLORIDA'S HEALTH OFFICER HAS
Local State Health Officer Relieves
the Infection to Be General—Dr.
Porter Instructed Him to Place
Quarantine Restrictions on All
Travel to anil From Tampa—Dr.
Drnnner Has Had Advices of Two
Key West, Fla., Aug. 2.—Dr. J. Y. Por
ter, Florida state health officer, who is
now in this city, received to-day from
Dr. Weedon, medical representative oli,the
hoard at Tampa, a message announcing
two cases of ye.low fever in that city, and
saying that he believes the infection to
Dr. Porter at once wired Dr. Weedon
to place quarantine restrictions on all
trawl to and from Tampa until his arriv
Dr. Porter also wired his secretary in
Jacksonville to notify state heal h officers
of ihe South Gulf coast and all railroad
agents between Jacksonville and Tampa.
It is believed that the disease can be
kept confined to Tampa through the ener
getic action of the State Board of
Alabama Has Quarantined.
Montgoemry, Ala., Aug. 2.—The Gover
nor. having received authentic informa
tion of the existence of yellow fever in
Tampa, Fla., has Issued a quarantine
proclamation against that place, covering
persons, personal baggage and household
Mobile Take* Action.
Mobile, Ala.. Aug. 2.—Upon the receipt
of notice of a case of yellow fever at
Tampa, Fla., and the declaration of quar
antine by the state of Alabama, instruc
tions were issued to-day by the Board of
Health for stringent measures at Mobile
Bay quarantine station to prevent the in
troduction of fever by water.
WILL AW AIT DEVELOPMENTS.
Dr. Rrnnner Had Advices of Two
Suspected Canes at Tampa.
Telegraphic advices of the existence of
yellow fever at Tampa, Fla., and advices
from Mobile and Montgomery, Ala., that
Alabama had declared a rigid quarantine
against persons and baggage form Tampa,
having been received last night, a Morn
ir.g Mews Reporter conveyed this informa
tion to Dr. XV. F. Brunner, health officer
of Savannah, and asked him if it was the
purpose of the health authorities here to
take action similar to that pursued in Mo
We have reached no such determina
tion,” said Dr. Brunner, ‘‘the gravity of
the situation, in our opinion, not demand
ing such a step, attended, as it would be,
by such serious inconveniences to traffic
and travel. lam not positively advised
that there are any cases of genuine yellow
fever In Tampa, though I am advised that
there are two suspected cases. Nothing
will be done until the situation reaches
that degree of gravity that will make the
declaration of quarantine necessary for the
protection of the city.”
TASSEII YELLED DEEI.YXCB*
Ktisprnded From House of Commons
by the Chairman.
London, Aug. 2.—Once more Dr.
Charles Tanner, nationalist member for
the Middle division of Cork, has been
suspended. Dr. Tanner was appointed a
teller. Subsequent to the division the
chairman announced that Dr. Tanner has
grossly insulted him on account of the
appointment, and, that in consequence, he
would suspend him for the remainder of
Gesticulating wildly Dr. Tanner delied
the chairman and the House of the whole
English nation. Amid a deafening uproar
“I defy the whole lot of you. I throw
that in your teeth. As an Irishman I leave
the House with greater pleasure than I
ever entered it.”
Then Dr. Tanner, still yelling defiance,
TABLET FOIt THE KEARSARCB.
C online morn ti ve of Fninons Fight Oil
Washington, Aug. 2.—Assistant Secre
tary of the Navy Hackett to-day invited
the President to attend the ceremonies
at Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 18 In connec
tion with the presentation of a tablet to
the battleship Kearsarge commemorative
the famous fight oft Cherbourg, France,
when the old Kearsarge defeated and sunk
the Confederate cruiser Alabama. The
tablet Is to be presented by the state of
Mew Hampshire. A similar one will be
Presented to the battleship Alabama when
"he is finished.
The ceremonies are to be quite elaborate
and are to commemorate the reuniting of
the North and South. The Governor of
Alabama Is to participate. The President
was very much interested and promised
t” be present if his engagements at that
Hoy Loaf Life lu ■■ Uig Fire.
Murfreesboro, Tenn., Aug. 2.—Fire to
mty destroyed the novelty mills of W. B.
Earlhntan & Cos., and the warehouse of J.
' ■ Hale & Son. The flames spread to the
lumber yards of W. B. Earthinan & Cos.
ihe warehouse of Rasher & Christy was
"a'e.l, though badly damaged. The losses
aggregate SIOO,OOO with two-thirds insur-
f nce - a negro boy was burned to death
■n one of the warehouses.
•" fee Delivery nt Shell man, Ga.
Washington, Aug. 2.—The postofflee de
partment has established rural free de
*"v service to begin Aug. 15 at Shell
BRITISH VIEWS ON CHINA.
Rnslana Opposed to Division of the
Empire and Will Insist on Chi
London, Aug. 2.—Replying to a question
in the House of Commons to-day the par
liamentary secretary for the foreign of
fice, Mr. Brodrick, said a report reached
the admiralty Tuesday, July 31. from Rear
Admiral Bruce stating that although Rear
Admiral Kempff, of the United States
navy, attended the council of admirals
before the attack on Taku, he was un
able to take any action because he had
received no authorization from Washing
ton to do so.
Replying to query by Sir Ellis Ashmead
as to tile fact whether the forces of
Great Britain and Japan are prepared to
advance in strength on Pekin, and as to
who is commanding the allies, Mr. Brod
rick said he had no fresh information to
Later in the session Mr. Brodrick said
that although large forces were now at
Tien Tsin. they were not fully armed and
equipped. As far as he was able to judge
at present, there was no lack of co-op
eration among the commanders and no
In giving the daily record of steps the
government had taken with a view to res
cuing the legations, Mr. Brodrick stated
that on July 6 the government proffered
financial assistance to Japan with the
special object of relieving the legations.
The government, he satd. would press for
ward by every means in their power the
relief of the legations. In the Yang-tse
sphere British ships and forces would as
sist the viceroys, but must limit their un
dertakings to the defense of Shanghai.
The government had thought it wise to
order a third brigade from India, in readi
ness for possible emergencies.
The cabinet, Mr. Brodrick said, was
completely unanimous against partition of
China, which would be fraught with infin
ite danger, and the government had no
reason to believe they were at variance
with any of the European Powers in that
Further, the government would do noth
ing to set up anything but a Chinese ad
ministration in China. The government
had not in contemplation (he idea of or
ganizing ibe Chinese army under foreign
What form the indemnity should take
must be left for future consideration. Mr.
Brodrick thought it was a time when
ihe less said the better. Great changes
might result from the recent calamitous
events, but he hoped the Europein Pow
ers wouid discover seme foundation on
which to build up a Chinese government
which would insure civilization to a pop
ulation forming one-third of the human
HAY'S ACTION INDORSED.
Cabinet Satisfied Earl Ll’a Threat Is
a Illg Bluff.
Washington, Aug. 2.—The special cabinet
meeting to-day lasted about two and a
hajf hours. There were present beside
the President, Secretary Hay, Secretary
Root, Secretary Gage and Postmaster
General Smith. The discussion was con
fined almost exclusively to the Chinese
No change in the present policy of the
government resulted from the meeting to
day. The action of Secretary Hay, in no
tifying the Powers we had informed Li
Hung Chang that we insisted upon being
placed in communication with our minis
ter, was unanimously indorsed. The co
vert threats thrown out by Li and the oth
er viceroys as to the disaster that might
overtake the legationers if the advance of
the allies was insisted upon was charac
terized by one of the members of the cabi
net at a “bluff.”
As long as the administration has no
absolute knowledge that the Chinese gov
ernment has been implicated in the attacks
on the legation it will be assumed that its
attitude is correct and the administration,
therefore, is not prepared to accept at this
time the statement of Dr. Morrison, the
London correspondent of the Times in
Pekin, that imperial edicts encouraged the
Boxer movement in the earlier stages of
the trouble. To do so would be almost
tantamount to admitting that the Chinese
government had made war up the Powers.
CHINA SEEMS I*o AVER LESS.
Ilusslnn Efforts to Be Directed to
Restoration of Order.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 2.—A communique
in the Official Messenger says:
"Information concerning the march of
events in China shows the absolute
powerlessness of Ihe Pekin government
against the rebels.
“The Chinese Emperor’s message to the
Czar, dated July 3, substantially In the
same terms as those to President McKin
ley, President Loubet and Queen Victoria,
recited the Czar's reply to a previous mes
sage and expressed grief over the disor
ders in China.
The absence of news from Pekin as to
the fate of the Russian and other minis
ters renders mediation difficult. Russian
efforts will be directed to the restoration
of order in China. Russia is willing to
aid the Emperor In this respect.”
Gen. Grodokoff, under date of Wednes
day, Aug. 1, telegraphs as follows:
“The Chinese fortress at Hunghun was
stormed by Gen. Ajgustoff July 30, thus
relieving the posts of Novokljevskoje and
Postja. threatened by the Hungbum gar
rison. Many guns were taken. The Rus
sian loss was two officers and six men
killed and four men wounded.”
demand for communication.
Chinese Allnlsler to Russia Cables
Governor of tilinn Tung.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 2—The Chinese
minister, Yang I.u, on behalf of the min
isters at Europ an capitals has'cabled
the governor of Shan Tung a demand that
Ihe members of the legations le permitted
free telegraphic communication with thoir
governments and be sent to T.en Tsin un
der a Chinese escort.
Advices received by the Russian general
staff from T:en Tsin estimate that there
are 50,000 train and Chinese troops In Pekin
In addition to a large force of Eoxers.
whose strength Is not yet broken.
In the opinion of the general staff to
march on Pekin before the end of the
rainy season would be risky, the climate
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1000.
BORDERING ON WAR
SECIIBTARY IIAY’S NOTE IS CON
ADVANCE ON PEKIN BEGUN.
ANSWER TO LI UIXG CHANG
It AN ill I’rnhnhlj Take One Rattle to
briug China to Her Senses—ln
struction* to ChnflTee Are In*
olinngpfl, and He In Going Straight
to rekin—The Minister* In Pekiu
Officially Reported Sufe by Cliiua
on July .TO.
Washington, Aug. 2.—Secretary Hay’s
reply to Li Hung Chang has closed the
negotiations with China unless the old
viceroy is able to secure the full accep
tance of our terms relative to the foreign
ministers, and that at once.
No orders, therefore, looking to a re
laxation of the preparations for the ad
vance on Pekin have gone out from
Washington, for, as the situation is de
scribed by one of the leading officials
here, “there will be no bargaining on our
part In advance of the concession by the
Chinese authorities of full and free com
munication with the foreign ministers.”
There is, moreover, a note ominously
close to actual war in Secretary Hay’s
declaration that the conduct of the Chi
nese government is “unfriendly.” That
kind of language is extreme in diplom
acy, and it is only a narrow step be
tween it and formal war.
May Accept Our Terms.
The Impression prevails here that the
Chinese government, if it is not absolutely
bereft of power to act in defiance of the
Boxers, will accept our terms, and some
such action is looked for very 6 on.
Possibly a battle, not more, it is believed,
than one at the most, will be required to
bring the imperial government to the
point of acceptance, though in that case
it is questionable whether the original
conditions would be regarded as still open
If the Chinese government now accepts,
however, the L T nited States government
will be face to face with one of the most
delicate and momentous diplomatic tasks
ever undertaken. It must attempt to re
deem its promise to use its good offices
in favor of China, and in the present tem
per of some of the European Powers, the
greatest difficulties may be expected to
arise in the prosecution of the attempt.
It Is the confident expectation of the of
ficials here, however, that if the Chinese
government actually and in good faith
meets all of the four conditions laid down
by the President in his reply to the Chi
nese Emperor’s appeal for aid, that at
least a majority of he Powers now rep
resented in China will accept that as a
proper base upon which to cease present
hostilities and open negotiations for a set
tlement. The decision of the majority In
such cas? without doubt would receive
ihe acquiescence of the minority, else an
interminable entanglement might arise.
No Change in InMnirtion*.
Secretary Root said this afternoon there
had be?n no developments which would
necessitate any changes in the instruc
tions to Gen. Chaffee, or which would
change the intentions of the government
in the least. A cipher cable message was
sent to Gen. Chaffee by Secretary Root
to-day which contained additional infor
mation and facts which have developed
since the last message was sent him at
Nagasaki. The message contained no ad
ditional instructions, but merely infor
mation which he may use as a guide to
It is not believed at the War Depart
ment that an advance has been made as
yet from Tien Tsin. It i3 explained that
the last dispatches indicated a great deal
of delay in unloading the transports, and
before any advance can be made the
troops must have all their equipment and
the transportation for them. The Indica
tions are that the plans being matured
at Tien Tsin contemplate a rapid advance
when the movement begins, for it seems
to be understood that there will be car
ried with the army a sufficient quantity
of supplies to maintain the troops on the
march to Pekin and return, if a return
should be advisable.
The fact that no report® were received
from Gen. Chaffee during the day was
not surprising to the War Department offi
cials, who said that the general was busy
preparing for the campaign, and more
over communication between Taku and
Che Foo is uncertain.
ANSWER TO LI HUNG CHANG.
Conimnnlratlon AAllli Conger an Ab
solute Prerequisite fo Negotia
tion* With China.
Washington, Aug. 2.—The Slate Depart
ment lias made public the following corre
spondence between Li Hung Chang and
the State Department regarding the
abandonment of the campaign on Pekin.
Telegrams sent to ihe United States
embassies in Berlin, London, Paris, Rome
and SI. Petersburg and to the United
States minister. Toklo:
“State Department. Washington, Aug. 1,
1900.—1n reply to a suggestion of Li Hung
Chang that the ministers might be sent
under safe escort to Tien Tsin provided
the Powers would engage not to march on
Pekin, the Secretory of State replied on
the 30th of July.
"This government will not enter into
any agreement regarding disposition or
treatment of legations without first hav
ing free communication with Minister
Conger. Responsibility for their protec
tlon rests upon the Chinese government.
Power to deliver at Tien Tsin presupposes
power to protect and to open communica
tion. This is Insisted on."
This message was delivered to Viceroy
Li by Mr. Good now on the 31st. Viceroy
LI then inquired whether "if free commu.
nication were established between minis
ters and their government* It could bear-
ranged that the Powers should not ad
vance on Pekin pending negotiations.”
To this inquiry the following reply was
sent on the Ist of August:
*‘Goodnow\ corsul general, Shanghai:
“I do not think it expedient to submit
the proposition of Earl Li to the other
Powers. Free communication with our
representatives a Pekin is demanded as
a matter of absolute right -and not as a
favor. Since the Chinese government ad
mits that it possesses the power to give
communication. i puts itself in an un
friendly attitud* by denying it. No nego
tiations seem advisable until the Chinese
government shall have put the diplomatic
reprcstfntativ s of the Powers in full and
free communication with their respective
governments ard r moved all danger to
their lives and liberty. We would urge
Earl Li earnestly to advise the imperial
authorities of China to place themselves
in friendly communication and co-opera
tion with the rflief expedition. They are
assuming a hfavy in acting
“You will communicate this Information
o the minister of fdreign affairs.”
REPORTS ARE CONFLICTING.
Minlntrrn Reported Safe bnt Chin...
Troop. Are Said to Hare Killed'
London, Aug:. 3, 3:45 a. m.—No word
comes this morning regarding the for
tunes of the comparatively small body
of troops believed to be forging their way
toward Pekin. The silence is probably
due to diligent censorship rather than to
any lack of developments.
A Shanghai special announces the re
ceipt of an official telegram from the
Teung-li-Yamen asserting that the min
isters were all well on July 30 and that
vegetables, fruits and other supplies had
been sent to the legations on several oc
“Friendly intercourse,” the official tele
gram says, “is not being carried on be
tween the ministers and the imperial gov
According to Ihe Daily Express, how
ever, cablegrams from Che Foo announce
that the imperial troops, advancing to op
pose the relief force, have completely
wiped out a Christian town near Pekin,
killing five foreign priests and 10,000 native
Gen. Gaselee, so says this correspond
ent, was strongly opposed to an imme
diate advance, but he was overruled by
the other commanders and Influenced by
Washington's order to Gen. Chaffee, to
"proceed without an instant's delay.”
From Shanghai the Daily Express has
received confirmation of the reported
murder of fifty missionaries in the prov
ince of Shan SI, with the additional in
formation that eight English w-ermn were
dragged out of the mission buildings by
a Ch nose mob who beheaded them fn the
streets of <ihu Chou.
French troops are reported to have oc
cupied Mfng Tsze, in the province of Yun
The Tien Tsin correspondent of the
“A heartrending letter has been receiv
ed from the Japanese legation, dated July
2?, stating that the casualties number 60
per cent., that only twenty-five cartridges
per man are left, with rations sufficient
for fiye days, and that it is feared the
legation will succumb within a week."
Mr. Brcdriek's statement In the House
of Commons yesterday placing Great Brit
ain on record as unalterably opposed to
the partition of China is well received by
all the morning papers, which, for lack of
other news, chiefly devo’.e their comments
to Dr, Morrison's remarkable message to
IF THE MARCH IS STOrpED
Earl I.i Snys Communication Will
He Given the Powers.
Paris, Aug. 2.—The French consul gen
eral at Shanghai telegraphs to-day as
"Li Hung Chang has stated to the
United States consul that the ministers
will be put in communication with their
respective governments if the allies ar
rest! their march on Pekin. Chang Is yet
unable to secure a reply to the message,
in his care, to M. Plchon (4he French
minister at Pekin), as the Tsung-11-Ya
men will not consent to the forwarding
of cipher messages for the ministers.
"It Is asserted that the foreigners with
in the Imperial City and their consular
corps have decided to entrust the defense
of the concessions to the international
ADVANCE OF* THE ALLIES.
They Are Said to Have Started to
Pekin With 20,000 Men.
Shanghai, Wednesday. Aug. I.—The al
lies advanced toward Pekin to-day.
It Is estimated that the expedition num
bers 20,000 men of all arms, with 170 guns.
It Is hoped to reach Pekin Aug. 12.
MORE MURDERS JN SHAN SI.
Worst Is Feared for All Workers In
Nlng Po District.
London, Aug. 2.—The Chinese Inland
Mission received the following cablegram
from the Rev. F. W. Stevenson to-day:
“Shanghai, July 31.—Probably Misses
King, Burton and Rasmussen and Mrs.
Cunnells have been murdered at Ho-
Shan, province of Shan Si. There Is local
rebellion In the Nlng Po district and the
worst Is apprehended for all the work
ers, who are two married couples and
four single ladles.”
FIFTY REPORTED MASSACRED.
Missionaries In than HI Province
Said to Hr Killed.
Shanghai, Aug. 2.—lt Is reported that
fifty mizslonarles have been massacred
in the Shan SI province.
MAILED FIST WHICH SMITES.
Emperor William's Sermon Quite
Warlike Taward China.
Berlin, Aug. 2.—The papers print a ser
(Cootlnued on Fifth Page.)
TRIED TO KILL SHAH
ATTEMPT MADE OX LIFE OF PER
SIA’S RILER IX PARIS.
HOW CRIME WAS PREVENTED.
ASSASSIN WAS OVERPOWERED AND
PLACED IN JAIL*
Canto Near Helms n Parallel Cane
With the Murder of llmtihert of
Italy—Shall Hml Received n Warn
ing Note in Italian—\**nn*in Re
fuse* to Give Hl* Xante and Say*
He Regret* Hl* Failure to Kill the
Paris, Aug. 2.—An attempt on the life
of the Shah of Persia, Muzaffer-ed-Dln,
was made this morning. bin luckily it
resulted in no harm to his majesty.
A man broke through n line of police
men as the Shah was leaving his apart
ments and tried to mount the royal car
riage step. He held a revolver in his
hand, but as soon as his intention was
divined the police disarmed him before
he was able to do any damage.
At the police station the man expressed
regret that he had been unable to carry
out his intentions. He said “this Is an
affair between me and my conscience.”
It was just a quarter past nine o'clock
when the carriage of the Shah emerged
from the court of the sovereign's palace,
which was formerly the home of the
American dentist. I)r. Evans. Seated in
the carriage with the Shah was his grand
vizier, while opposite him sat Gen. Par
The carriage turned to the left, towards
the avenu? Bois de Boulogne. It had pro
ceeded but a few yards when a man.
dressed as a laborer, sprang from between
two automobiles, where he had been hid
den. He broke through the line of police
men, c/ver-tuming a bicycle officer, and
Jumped upon the royal carriage step. In
one hand the man had a cane which he
raised as though to str.ke, but this move
ment was only intended to hide the real
purpose, for in the other hand he held a
The AH*nn*ln Overpowered.
The attempted as ass radon there came
to an end, for the grand vizier struck the
we aj on fiom the mans hand and at the
same time officers caught his arm from
behind and overpowered him.
A crowd of 50) people who witnessed the
attempted assassination made a rush to
wards the wculd-be murderer and tried
to attack him, but there were many poll e
In the neighborhood acting as guards of
the Shah and these prevented the mob
fr> m doing violence to the miscreant.
The prisoner was taken to the police
This af.ernoon the Shah carried out his
programme for a trip down the Seine to
The would-be assassin declin s abolr.-te*
ly to give his name or nationality. He
speaks but little and that with a South
ern accent. He is about 2G years of age.
lias chestnut color* and hair, a large mous
tache and blue grey eyes. He wa dressed
In a blouse and wide trousers, ihe usual
clothes of a carp nter. In ket
was found an ugly knife and a handker
chief marked “One Hundred and Twenty
e'ghth Regiment Infantry.” When this
was discovered the man said:
‘‘That will not aid you in your inquiries
concerning my identity.”
Later in the day to some officials of the
household of the Shah who tried to inter
rogate him, the prisoner said:
‘‘Your master will do well to resign, oth
erwise we will kill him.”
Shall m Iti'marknhlt l Cunraar,
An eye-witness of the attempted assas
sination says the courage of the Shah was
remarkable. He atffed with perfect cool
ness and was among the first to seize ills
would-be murderer, holding him with both
hands until the man wag thrown to the
earth by the police.
Just before starting from the palace the
Shah received a letter dated from Italy,
signed with an Italian name, but posted in
Paris, announcing to him that he would
be assassinated to-day. The police believe
the man who attacked the Shah was not
alone in his effort.
Up to 6 o'clock this evening the investi
gations of the police had not resulted in
any developments tending to establish the
identity of the would-be assassin, or as
sociating any other with his attempt.
When the officials tried to Interrogate
the prisoner this afternoon he maintained
absolute silence. Nothing would Induce
him to say a word. He struggled des
perately to avoid a picture being taken,
and had to be bound hand and foot and
his head held between the knees of the
photographer's assistant. The impression
is gaining ground that he Is an Italian.
He certainly is a native of a southern
Detnils of the Assault.
Another eye-witness of the affair said:
“'When the gate of the palace opened
the first carriage to appear contained
Ihe Shah. He sat at the right hand side
of the carriage with his doctor at his
side. Opposite was the grand vizier, and
at his side Gen. Parent, the personal
aide of the Shah. They were on their
way to Ihe Pont Alexander 111, where
they were to take the boat on the Seine
for Sevres, to visit the pottery works
there. The landau turned to the left to
wards the avenue Buis de Boulogne. It
had not gone far when a man dressed as
a carpenter rushed towards the carriage
and put his right foot on the stop, rest-
Ing his left hand on the door to assist
him to mount. Then, drawing his right
hand from his pocket,' he pushed It to
wards the breast of the Shah.
“This hand carried a revolver. The Shah
was surprised but did not really pay
much attention to the man until he per
ceived the weapon. Then he bounded
aelde, and standing up In the landau, lift
ed a cane, a seind later bringing 11 down
upon the head of his assailant. At the
same moment the grand vizier Jumped
to his feet and seized the man by the arm
and twisted hi* wrist, actually raiding
him fr m the ground. The grand vizier is
a ve:ltable giant, and without apparent
effort he held the aggressor suspends*! in
the air. Then a policeman following on a
bicycle jumped from his machine and,
grasping tho man. drew him back. Other
police airived and the man was ove-pow
cred and led away.”
The Shall did not appear to be excited
by the attempt cn his life and when the
nn n had been led away he resrated him
self in his carriage and quietly spoke in
Persian to the grand vizier. Then he sad
to the coachman:
“Drive on,” and the carriage proceeded
to the Alexander 111 bridge, where a boat
was taken for Sevres.
Would Not \nnwrr Question*.
The pistol curried by the would-be mur
derer was of the bulldog type, loaded with
five cartridges. When the police seized
the man he tried to hreak away, and cried:
“Vive! Children! People!”
An officer tried to stop him, but he
shouted: “To my assistance, friends!”
Then he quieted down and submitted.
When the knife was found on his per
son an officer remnrked:
“You also had a knife.” To which the
man replied: “Yes, 1 took some precau
"Why did you attempt to assassinate the
Shah?” the officer asked.
"Because," was the reply, “It pleased
me. That does not concern you.”
To all other questions the prisoner re
The Anananln I* 13> Mterloii*.
PniTs, Aug. 3. 12:30 a. m.—Up to mid
night nothing regarding the would-be as
sassin or his connection could be learned
that was not known In half an hour af
ter his arrest. He maintains absolute
silence. The peculiarity of his accent, al
though he speaks perfect French, mysti
fies the officials. It having been asserted
by one of these that his accent was Kng
glish, a man speaking English was per
mitted to enter his cell. The visitor ad
dressed him, hut he gave the appearance
of absolute inability to understand, and
the visitor came away convinced that he
was not acquainted with the language.
The impression left was that he is from
Southern France or, possibly, a border
While the popular belief is that he had
an accomplice, there Is no actual evi
dence to prove this. The police are thor
oughly mystified and disconcerted. Al
though the man has been seen by most
of the secret service officials, not one of
them has been able to recognize him.
Paris has received the news of the at
tempt with but one sentiment, that of in
dignation. All join to condemn this out
rage upon the guest of the nation.
Asa result of it the Shah hereafter
he surrounded by a guard wherever he
goes. Extra precaution* will also be tak
en to protect President Lou bet.
BRESCI IS STILL EXCITED.
He Declares It Will ne the Cunr's
Rome. Aug. 2.—The regicide Brescl still
maintains his excited demeanor and has to
be dressed forcibly. To-day he exclaimed
to a warden:
“It will be the Czar’s turn next."
Bresci has been removed from Monza
The polk e have found ldence that
ili • ci acted in collusion with othi re, ind
numerous arrests have been made. Bree
d's brother, a shoe dealer, another kins
man named Maroxzl. and seven anarchists
have been arrested at Prato. Natale Pos
sanzini, who was arrested at Ancona, ad
mits traveling with Bresci from Milan to
EMANUEL MET IIIS MOTHER.
Conferred With MlnlNter* Who Took
Oath of Allegiance.
Monza, Aug. 2.—King Victor Emanuel
111, upon arriving here, met his mother,
Queen Margherita, at the castle. She fell
Into his arms weeping.
The King knelt before the hody of his
father and repeatedly kissed and embraced
It. Afterwards, for an hour, he, his moth
er and his wife prayed in the death cham
Subsequently the King received the
members of the cabinet, the audience last
ing on hour and a quarter. All the min
isters. with the ex<‘eptlon of the ministers
of war and of Justice, who are in Rome,
took the oath of allegiance.
Charged That Plot to Kill llnnibrrl
YYns For in i* tl In Ymcrlcfi.
Rome, Aug. 3.—According to the declara
tions made to the Milan police by persons
who witnessed the assassination of King
Humbert and especially the King's foot
men, four or five persons, wearing around
their necks black hanilkerchelfs such as
Brescl wore, were seen to around the royal
carriage at the time of the crime. After
It was committed, they began shouting,
evidently to Increase the confusion and
to help Brescl to escape.
II Corilere della Italia says the police
have discovered that a huge plot was
formed In America to murder King Hum
bert and that the assassination was to be
followed by similar crimes throughout Eu
Another discovery Is that Brescl last
Sunday entered the royal chapel of the
Vllladur Mass, evidently wlih the Inten
tion of assassinating Humbert If he were
A man suspected of being an accom
plice of Brescl was arrested yesterday at
a railway station here. He had recently
arrived from Ihe United States and will
be sent to Monza for Inspection.
HINTING FOR tONftI’IRATOR3.
Itleps Not Taken nt Request of the
Washington, Aug, 2 —Such sttps as the
na lonal government Is taking towards the
detection and arrest of any parson In the
Uni ed States who may have been eon
re-'ted with the assasslnatnn of the late
King Hrmbert were not in tltu ed at the
format request of tho Italian govern
The Itall: n ambassador, Baren Fava,
now in Seabtight. N. J., however, has
communicated unofficially on this subject
with our givs-mn'nt. and as a matter of
International comity, the government In
(urn has put In motion such machinery
as It has in command, to disoover Brescl’s
ac-consplrators, If there are such In this
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BY 40,000 MAJORITY
XORTH C AROLINA I* OVF.RXVHELM
AYCOCK ELECTED GOVERNOR.
ALSO PI T THROUGH.
Some Xegroe* Reported to Have
Voted for the Franchise Amend
ment—'The Legislature I* Safely
Democratic—Election Passed Otf
Quietly, and There Is no Trouble
Reported Chairman Simmons
Puts Majority at
Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 2.—The elections
In North Carolina to-day were for gov
ernor aid Ma e officers, members of the
Legislature and < ounty officers and for
an amendment to the state constitution
looking to a practical elimination of the
ngro from politics, as its adoption would
disfranchise the bulk of the negro voie.
By far the greatest interest centered in
the tight over the amendment. At to-day's
election, a gnat many negroes voted for
it. The faculty of Livingstone College at
Salisbury, one of the most prominent ne
gro educational institutions in the South,
voted for it.
'I ho amendment was opposed by the fu
sion f rcos of Populisms and Republicans,
headed by Senators But U r aid Pritchard,
and ihe campaign w n a* the most bitter
waged in the s’ato since reconstruction
There was a fu!l poll of the Democratic
strength, which combined with a small
n gro vote and seme Populist and
lean votes rolle 1 up an unprecedented
majority. Returns to-night indicate that
the amendment was carried by over 40,-
Spencer B. Adams, fusion nominee for
Governor, was defeated by Charles B.
Aycock, Democratic nominee, by fully
40,000 majority. All oiher state officers
were elected by equal majorities. The
Legislature is Democratic in both
branches. Mecklenburg county, of which
Charlotte Is the county seat, gives 3,500
majority for the county ticket. The elec
tion throughout the state was generally
quiet and peaceable, the negroes, ps a
general thing, rc-maining away from the
Few NegToea Voteel.
Raleigh. N. C.. Aug. 2.—The election
passed off quietly.
A heavy white vote was polled, but the
negroes took little interest In the result
and generally remained away from the
polls. In many Instances they voted the
Every eastern ebunty was carried by
the Democrats, the majorities in some of
them being 3,000. Most of the central
counties also are Democratic.
Returns are yet Incomplete. The indica
tions, however, are that the state Is Dem
ocratic by 30,000 majority, the Legislature
three-fourths Democratic and the fran
chise amendment adopted.
At 11 o'clock Democratic Chairman Sim
“I think we have a safe majority of .00-
COO, and af least (our-fiftha of ihe legis
lature. The returns so far are most sat
isfactory and contain no surprises.
Gnvr n Illg Majority.
Wilmington, N. C., Aug 2.—Conserva
tive’y esiimated returns from the Sixth
Congressional District in Ihe election to
day show approximately 17,000 majority
for the franchise amendment and state
The election was perfectly quiet and ne
groes generally did not vole.
In New Hanover county where Wil
mington is lo afed heretofore the Repub-
Ihann have bed a large majority, but to
day there was na oppos'tl.n to the coun
ty and legislative, tickets.
ATTEMPT TO 111 RN A TOWN.
Demnernts Charge nu Effort to Nulli
fy n Preeinot.
Wilmington. N. C., Aug. 2.—An attempt
was made early to-day to burn the town
of Faison, N. C., about fifty miles from
The fire bngan In a drug store in which
the registration books for to-day's elec
tion were deposited and tho local Demo
crats allege that a p oi was afoot to nulli
fy the election In Faison township, a
T —+ - t
nicaraoi a is prosperous.
President Told of Termination Of
Managua, Nicaragua, via Oalvestgn,
Aug 2.—The Nicaraguan Congress con
vened last evening, and was personally
addressed by President Zelaya, who de
clared thnt the condition of the country,
especially from the viewpoint of finance,
showed distinct Improvement.
He announced the termination of the
concession to the Maritime Canal Com
pany and formally proclaimed the exist
ence of Ihe Eyre-Cralgln canal concession.
The address also emphasized the govern
ment's programme for extending the na
It was received throughout with enthu
GEN. ROTH A lit WEAKENING.
Wants a Confirmation of Surrender
of Gen. Prinslno.
London. Aug. 3.—The Pretoria correspon
dent of Ihe Dally Mall, telegraphing Wed
"Commandant General Botha Is weak
ening. He has sent a messenger to Lord
Roberts asking for confirmation of the re
port of the surrender of Gen. Prinsloo,
and requesting permission to communicate
with Gen. Christian DeWet."
Van Poole Ordered West.
Washington, Aug. 2.—C. M. Van Poole,
assistant surgeon at Salisbury. N. C„ has
been ordered to San Francisco for as
signment to duty with troops destined
for foreign service.