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. THE MORNING NEWS,
established 1850. .- . Incorporated 1888
J H. ESTILL. President.
SITUATION IN TAMPA
THERE WERE' THREE CASES, OXE
OF WHICH WAS FATAL,
QUARANTINE was declared.
the two REMAINING CASES I!M
rhyiiolans Will Not Discuss tlie
Means by Which Infection Wot*
Introduced Sonncnbcrg's Case
(inppnsed to Have Come From n
siailor* Clothe*—State Health Olti
ccr Uorter Will Reach Tampa To
il ny Many People Have Left
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 3.—To-day Dr. L. W.
We3on, agent of the State Board of
Health, officially announced that three
, aes of yellow fever had occurred in this
city, one of which had proven fatal.
The death was that of George Sonnen
berg. a tailor, who died yesterday morn
ing supposedly of excessive cigarette
smoking. An autopsy was held, the case
being pronounced yellow fever.
The two existing cases are those of C.
F Baker, bookkeeper of the Tampa Naval
Stores Company, and J. S. Parker, a
laundryman. Baker is convalescent and
Parker is on the road to recovery. No
connexion between the cases, which are
Jn different sections of the city, can be
The State Board of Health declared
quarantine applying to all points in Flor
ida at noon, and railroad agents have
been instructed to sell no tickets to points
in this state.
The doctors refuse to discuss the pos
sible means by which the infec'tion was
introduced, but the generally accepted
theory in regard to Sonnenberg’s case Is
that he contracted the disease from a eult
of clothing which he repaired for a sailor.
Dr. J. Y. Porter, state health officer,
will arrive in the morning from Key
West and assume control of the situa
Sonnenberg, who succumbed yesterday,
was a tailor and had r.ot been outside the
city for years.
Strenuous efforts are being made to lo
cate the source of infection.
Hundreds of people left the city on to
night's trains, most of them going to At
lanta and other points in Georgia, The
railroads had no extra equipment and the
exodus was somewhat restricted.
Ti.mpa is in a healthy condition and lit
tle trars are entertained of a spread of
All who desire to leave can do so by
going to places outside the state, where
they will be received.
SI RGEON GENERAL NOTIFIED.
Mnrine Hospital Authorities Refuse
to Discuss Fever.
Washington, Aug. 3.—Surgeon General
Wyman of the Marine Hospital Service
H- received a telegram from Surgeon J.
H White, dated at Key West Fla., yester
day. confirming the press reports of yel
low fever in Hillsbore county, Fla.
He announces in his dispatch that the
sanitary agent of the state board ot Tam
pa had reported to the state health officer
that there were two cases of yellow fever
in Hillsbore county.
Accompanied by the state health officer
Surgeon White left immediately for the
scene of Ihe outbreak of the fever to
investigate the cases. His report has not
yet been received.
Marine Hospital Service authorities re
f :. c e to discuss the probable significance
or the fever ot this time pending some
definite official notification.
It had been hoped that with its failure
appear up to this time the situation
might pass without fever developments
on the Florida coast.
ACCOMPANIED BY DR. WHITE.
He nnl Dr. Porter Will Make n
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 3.—Dr. J. Y. Porter,
State health officer. Is on his way here
from Key West. He is accompanied by
Dr. J. H. White of the Marine Hospital
Service, end will arrive In Tampa to-mur
Immediately on his arrival Dr. Porter
will make n thorough inspection of the
situation and will prepare for the publica
tion of his bulletin.
Dr. Weedon, state physician in charge
tiere until the arrival of Dr. Porter, gave
out a statement this afternoon that there
bad been one death and two additional
three ii all, from yellow fever. The
aou-ce of the and sease is not known.
PENSACOLA IS ON GUARD.
Stirred Up ly New* That Alabama
Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 3. A report
reached here this morning that Alabama
had quarantined against Tampa on infor
ma ion that there were two cases of yel
low fever there, and that ihe Alabama
K'au- health officer had put an inspector
Horn a ton to meet all trains.
Immediately on receipt of this Informa-
Hon CUy Health Officer Hays instructed
th* city health inspectors to meet every
K. Hyer, local agent of the Florida
Ur. Hoard of Health, soys that he has
thus fr received no notice from S4ate
D* ilth Officer Joseph Y. Porter of sus
picious cases at Tampa.
NVw Orleans. Aug. 3.—The Dousiana
St.ite Board of Health has established
fiuarantlne against Tampa. Fla., on ac
count of yellow fever at that place.
Augusta Has Quarantined.
A ’gusta Aug. 3.— The Board of Health
* publish to-morrow a notice of quar
antine against Tampa.
EiiKluurt** War Loan.
1 m.don, Aug. 3.—The war loan has been
in the form of £10.000.000 3 per cent.
bonds at 98, repayable at par in
CANNON KILLED BY PRINCE.
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State Oyster Inspector at Norfolk
Shot Down by That City** Assis
tant Chief of Police.
Norfolk, Va.. Aug. 3.-Charles J. Can
non, state oyster inspector for this dis
trict, was shot and killed on the street
by First Assistant Chief of Police M. H.
Prince shortly before noon to-day*.
No cause for the deed is assigned by
Capt. Prince or his friends and the kill
ing is a mystery. The two men were
thought to be the closest of friends, both
socially and politically, Mr. Cannon hav
ing been one of Prince’s chief workers in
the latter’s recent canvass for the posi
tion of chief of police.
Capt. Prince and Cannon met on Main
street, between the Custom House and
the Citizens’ Bank building, about 11:30
o clock this morning. The former placed
his arm about Mr. Cannon’s shoulders
and the two walked to the side of the
Postoffice, some thirty feet from the
street, where they talked together for
Without any apparent cause, 60 wit
nesses say*, Capt. Prince suddenly drew*
a revolver and fired upon Mr. Cannon
five times, thrice after he fell. After
firing the fourth shot Capt. Prince walk
ed several feet from Mr. Cannon’s pros
trate body, and then turning quickly,
went back and placed the last bullet in
his revolver in Mr. Cannon’s head. He
surrendered himself to a police officer and
walked to police headquarters. Mr. Can
non died almost instantly. Cannon leaves
a wife and five children.
The coroner’s inquest returned a ver
dict that death was caused by pistol shots
fired by Prince.
At a special meeting of the Police
Board this afternoon Prince was suspend
ed from the force. As the shooting w*as
on Federal property, the government is
moving to secure jurisdiction in the case.
Bocal Federal officials have served a
warrant on* Prince, and it is understood
he Is a United States prisoner.
KING ISSUES PROCLAMATION.
Wants to Follow in Footsteps of
Father and Grandfather.
Monza, Aug. 3.—King Victor Emmanuel
111, has addressed a proclamation to the
Italian people, which says:
“The seco and King of I aly is dead. Es
caping, thank- to his valor, as a scldifr,
the danger of batQe, and departing un
harmed, thanks to Providence, from the
r sks he confronted so courageously to
<nd public calamities, this good and vir
tu us king fell a victim to atrocious
crime, while, with easy conscience and
without far of danger he was participat
ing in the joy's of his people in their fote3.
‘ There remain to us the Institutions,
which he loyally preserved and which he
attempted to render permanent during the
twenty-two years of his reign. It was
the glory* of my grandfather to have given
Italy its unity and independence. It was
the glory of my father to have jealously
guarded this unity and this independence
to the end.
“My reign shall be outlined by these
imperishable remembrances. May God
aid me and may the love of my people
fortify me, so that I may consecrate all
my cares as a king to the guardianship
of liberty and the defense of the monarchy
united by indissoluble bonds for the su
preme interest of the country.’’
REMAINS OF KING HUMBERT.
Placed in n Casket of Walnut With
the Face Exposed.
Monza, Aug. 3.—The remains of King
Humbert were to-day placed in a casket
of walnut covered with lead and glass,
in such a manner as to leave the face ex
The ceremony which took place in the
presence of the royal family, was very
touching. Queen Margherita placed the
Italian flag with the arms of the House
of Savoy over the corpse.
BRITISH IsOSSES WERE SMALL.
Repulse of the Boers on July 31 by
London, Aug. 3.—An official dispatch
fr m Lord Roberts, dated Pretoria, Aug
! 2, gives date of Gen. Smith-Dorrien’s re
pulse of the Boers as July 31. The d!s
--• patch says:
“In the morning a flag of truce came to
| Smiih-Dorrien’s camp demanding his sur
render. Before be could reply the Boers
opened a heavy fire. The British losses
“Inn Hamilton met with slight opposi
tion at Vltboalsnek. His casualties were
A BOER COMMANDO HKPILSED.
Another Lot of Boers Has Surrender
ed to Gen. Hunter.
Cape Town. Aug. 3.—Liebberg’s com
mando attacked Gen. Smith-Dorrien near
Potchefstroom. but was easily repulsed.
Gen. lan Hamilton has gone to Rusten
burg to bring away Baden-Powell’s gar
Seven hundred and fifty additional
Boers have surrendered to Gen. Hunter.
Will Pay Damage to Farms.
Pretoria, Aug. 3.—President Kruger and
Commandant General Botha have issued
a proclamation promising to pay all dam
age done to the farms by the British pro
vided the burghers remain with the com
TO DISCUSS YELLOW FEVER.
Mississippi Will Not Quarantine Un
less She Has to.
Jackson. Miss.. Aug. 3.-The Executive
Committee of the Mii*l**ippi State Board
of Health, will meet in Meridian to-mor
rotv, for the purpose of dl*cu**ing the
yellow fever Infection at Tampa.
It Is not likely that a stale quarantine
will be established unless the action Is
I forced by other states quarantining
! against Mississippi.
Secretary Hunter received a telegram
from Dr. Souchon of the Louisiana board
! this afternoon, stating that ha had quar
nntlned against Tampa, and asking that
Mississippi protect Louisiana against pas
sengers coming through Alsbsms.
The Mississippi board has only 34.009,
j per year for expenses, and quarantines
will necessarily be very limits*.
SAVANNAH, GA„ SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1000.
EARL LI IS EVASIVE
MAY REJECT OCR PROPOSITION IF
ADVANCE IS MADE.
ADVANCE PROBABLY BEGUN.
REPORTS INDICATE THAT ALLIES
Chaffee’s Message About Japanese
Encounter With Chinese Shorn
That Resistance May lie Expected.
Navy Officers Directed to Co-oper
ate With the Army Shanghai
Reports the Forward Movement
Well Advanced Further Efforts
Made to Hear From Conger.
Washington, Aug. 3.—Another move was
made to-day in the diplomatic situation
by the return of an evasive answer by
Li Hung Chang "to Secretary Hay s per
emptory demand of Aug. 1 to be put in
communication with the foreign ministers
Li’s answer is not final and leaves the
matter open diplomatically. But Li’s ac
tions, as reported by Consul General
Goodnow\ are unquestionably sinister,
and will amount to a final rejection of
the American proposition if persisted in.
Mr. Goodnow’s dispatch contains some
further information bearing on the ques
tion of responsibility for Pekin conditions
in the statement that the commander of
the Chinese troops, by inference answer
able to the Chinese government, ordered
the Pao Ting massacre.
It is learned here that LI Ping Hong,
the commander referred to, is a civil offi
cial, and well known to all the. Chinese
officials abroad as one of the most rabid
anti-foreign leaders in China. He is a
close friend of Prince Tuan, and the as
sociation of these two in Pekin affairs,
with power enough behind them to cause
the ignominious death of the tw-o high
officials, is regarded here as a bad sign.
Simultaneously with Mr. Goodnow’s dis
patch came a characteristically diplo
matic message from Yuan Shih Kai, Gov
ernor of Shan Tung, repeating the story
of two days ago that the Chinese govern
ment was arranging to deliver the minis
ters in safety at Tien Tsin. No effort is
made to reconcile that statement with
Earl Li’s refusal to allow communication
with the ministers.
May He Great Resistance.
Gen. Chaffee’s message as to the unex
pected resistance offered to the Japanese
reconnoissance is regarded by military
men here as forecasting a greater degree
of resistance to the international advance
than had been anticipated, and they are
now satisfied that the Chinese troops will
furnish material for at least one severe
battle, before the way is clear to Pekin.
The navy department to-day Issued an
order for the eo-operation of its officers
abroad with the officers of the army in
landing and transporting troops destined
for Chinese service. This revives the sit
uation that existed in China w'hen Shif
ter's army corps w r as landed largely
through the efforts of the navy, and the
use of the latter’s boats and steam
launches. It is thought in the depart
ment that the navy can lend considerable
assistance to Gen. Chaffee’s troops, not
only in aiding their debarkation, but pos
sibly in furnishing them boat transporta
tion if a move is made along the Pei Ho.
Memorial From Ministers.
It appears that some misunderstanding
exists as to a St. Petersburg dispatch
printed here this morning saying that the
Chinese minister there and his colleagues
in Europe, had cabled the governor of
Shan Tung demanding that free communi
cation be opened between the Pekin min
isters and their respective governments.
This communication was irt fact a joint
memorial to the throne, concurred in by
all Chinese ministers abroad, including
Minister Wu in Washington. It was for
warded by Minister Yung Lu at St. Peters
burg, because the latter is the dean of the
Chinese diplomatic service. It was trans
mitted though the governor of Shan Tung
to he forwarded to Pekin.
This action is considered very important
as indicating that the Chinese ministers
abroad have at last reached a unanimous
conclusion that the situation is no longer
to be trifled with. Their action may be
regarded as a final effort on their part to
influence the home government, and its
outcome is awaited with great interest.
Trying to Hear From Conger.
Meanwhile the government of the Uni
ted States, like the governments of Eu
rope, has not abandoned Its efforts to es
tablish communication with its minister
at Pekin by independent means, and the
state department has instructed Consul
General Goodnow at Shanghai, Consul
Fowler at Che Foo, and Consul Ragsdale
at Tien Tsin, to spare no effort or ex
pense to open up direct communication
with Mr. Conger.
In addition to his short message rela
tive to Ithe Japanese check, transmitted
through Admiral Ramey and received this
morning, Gen. Chaffee made another and
direct cable report thte afternoon. The
message was withheld from publication
by Secretary Root, who declined to make
it* purport public. Preaumably it was
devoted to a recital of Gen. Chaffee’s
needs in a military way.
Fn view of the London statement that
the advance on Pekin, actually began
with the present week, there 1c also a
•,‘ossiblllty that Gen. Chaffee’s message
has some bearing on this subject, though
it is evident from his report of thiu morn
ing, that the advance. If started, could
not have progreesed far beyond Tien Tsln,
as the outpost affair described by him
took place only ten xnilea out of town.
Second Assistant Secretary Adee Is to
act as secretary of state for a few weeks
dur'ng Secretsry Hay’s absence, who left
Washington this afternoon to visit his
family at their summer horns at tfunapee
£*ske, N. H.
DELAY IN THE ADVANCE.
Fear In England That It Haa Not Be
gan—Massacre of Over 10,000
Natives Near Pekin.
London, Aug. 4, 3:55 a. m.—According
to a special dispatch from Shanghai, dated
*Aug. 3, the advancing column of Ihe
allies was reported there yesterday to
huve reached a point thirty-five miles be
yond Tien Tain. Nothing from any other
point corroborated this statement. In
fact, the Standard goes so far a9 to say
that It fears the real advance, apart
from preliminary measures, has not yet
Tien Tsin dispatches, dated July 30, tell
of an action which is termed a “recon
noissance between the Japanese and Chi
nese,’’ two miles beyond the Hsi Ku arse
nal, in which the Japanese withdrew after
suffering thirty casualties.
The Tien Tsin correspondent of the
Standard, under date of July 27, declares
that the Americans and Germans have
been ordered to move forward without
waiting for the British.
A Che Foo specie!, dated Aug. 1, an
nounces the safety of all the Americans
in Pekin, and the reception of a letter
trom Dr. Cheltman, dated Pekin, July
20, saying that on the previous day Sir
Claude MacDonald, the British Minister,
had agreed to a truce provided the Chi
nese came no closer, and adding:
“We hope this means relief; but, hav
ing defeated the Chinese, we are fearful
now of their treachery. All are exhaust
ed with constant watching, fighting and
“The greatest credit is due to Mr.
Squires, secretary of the United States
legation, whose military experience and
energy, are invaluable.”
•\o Petty Jealousies Wanted.
The Shanghai correspondent ot the
Daily News says the consuls there re
gret the independent action taken, by the
American association and the China as
sociation, on the ground that it Is inju
dicious. He says:
“The settlements being International,
petty jealousies must disappear. The
China association is ot little local in
Presumably he refers to the American
The Hong Kong correspondent of the
Daily Express announces the arrival there
from San Francisco of Homer Lea, for
some time secret agent in the United
States of the society for the reformation
of the Chinese empire, with £60,0X) ster
ling, which “will presumably be utilized
in connection with the revolutionary
movement against the Empress Dowager,
a movement quiescent since 1898 until
within the last few weeks.'*
Rig Massacre C onfirmed.
Nearly' all the correspondents confirm
the reports of a wholesale massacre of
Christians outside Pekin, a correspondent
of the Daily News giving the num
ber of killed as being between
10,000 and 15,000, all defenseless converts.
Imperial troops, so it is stated, did the
According to Shanghai correspondent
of the Times, one of the members of the
Tsung-li-Yamen, mentioned by United
States Consul Goodnow as having been
beheaded for pro-foreign tendencies, was
HsuChing Cheng, former minister to Rus
sia. The correspondent says the Empress
Dotvager ordered his execution on the
advice of Li Ping Hong.
Li Hung Chang has been Informed from
Pekin that Prince Citing's only promi
nent supporters in his peace policy are
Gen. Yung Lu and Wang Wen Shao,
president of the Board of Revenue, whose
influence is small.
ADVANCE BEGAY OIV JULY *.
Russians and Japanese Started Then
London, Aug. 3.—The forward move
ment for the relief of the foreign legations
in Pekin began Sunday, July 39. A mes
sage from Tien Tsin on that date says
the advance guard of the Russians occu
pying the Chinese camp, and the Japan
ese, pushed up the right bank of the Pei
Ho without opposition.
It was tbe expectation that the whole
of the allied expeditionary force, about
29,000 men, would be on the march by
Tuesday, July 31. Sixteen hundred Amer
icans and 2.300 British are co-operating.
It Is proposed to follow the river, using
boats to carry food, ammunition and ar
THE DELAY CRITICISED.
Those at Tim Tain Think Allies
Should Move Qnlck.
(Copyright, 1900, by the Associated Press.)
Tien Tsin. Wednesday, July 25, via
Shanghai, Thursday, Aug. 2.—A majority
of the commanding officers here say the
relief expedition will start for Pekin about
Pending the order to advance the events
at Pekin are seemingly but slightly re>-
garjed. High officers are entertaining
nightly at elaborate dinners, with military
bands playing operatic airs. Foreign res
idents and friends of the besieged in Pe
kin, who came to Tien Tsin to await news
or to accompany the expedition, are In
tensely dissatisfied with the progress of
preparations. They accuse the army of
Indifference and of magnifying the diffi
culties to be encountered In reaching Pe
That the position of the legations de
manded (hat the army take extraordin
ary risks by scouring the surrounding
country and comundeertng animals and
wagons, and that boats sufficient for pur
poses of transportation might be Impro
vised Is the prevailing opinion of civil
ians, and many officers, notably Japanese
and Americans, confirm the view.
The comment Is made that European
officers are too attached to book theories
to utilize the resource* of the country,
and that they would rather stay In Tien
Tsin, according to rules, than start for
Pekin without a perfect equipment.
Gen. Dorward of the Brltlah forces and
other high officers take an optimistic view
of the conditions at Pekin, aaytng they
think Ihe legations will manage to hold
On the surface the best of feeling pre
vails among officers and soldiers of the
'Continued on Fifth Page j
NORTH CAROLINA GIVES DEMO
CHATS YEARLY 60,000.
WILL BE SEVERAL CONTESTS.
ELECTION OFFICERS ASSAULTED
IN CHATHAM COUNTY.
■ 'unionists Found They Were Out
voted and Smashed the Ballot Box.
Democrats Secured Larue Majori
ties In Both the Senate and House.
Mecklenburg, Kdaecontlt nntl Rob
eson the Rnnner Counties—North
Carolina's Vote AA’III Re Cast for
Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 3—A special to
the Observer from Ralegh, says:
The Democrats rejoiced quietly ail ovar
North Carolina to-day. The returns to
night show that Democratic majorities
aggregate 64,678 and fusion majorities 5,-
125, making the not Democratic majority
There will be contesis In several coun
ties, there being gross irregularities in
Randolph and Harnett and smaller ones
In Wilkes and Chatham. In the latter
ecunty, at Congressman Atwater's pre
cinct, the fußion stronghold, the fusion
ists, finding they were being out-voted,
assaulted the election officers, smashed
the ballot boxes and burned the ballots.
This is the only outrage which occurred
in the state yesterday, so far as known.
The returns show that to the Senate
there ate elected thirty-eight Democrats
and nine fusionists, with threj seats
doubtful; and to the House 93 Democrats
and 13 fusionists, while twelve stats are
There was some talk to-day about na
tional politics. This grew out of a rumor
that Senator Butler had declared North
Carolina's electoral vote would be cast
for McKinley. Chairman Simmons said at
Democratic headquarters to-night that
the state’s vote would b.> oast for Bryan
Mecklenburg, Edgecomb and Robeson
are the banner counties so far as the vo e
on the constitution il amendment is con
cerned. Each gave It 3,COD majority. New
Hanover ranking second wi h 3.018. There
will be only two Populists in the Legis
lature, both from Senator Butler’s coun y.
Messages Between President McKin
ley and King of Portugal.
New York, Aug. 3.—Congratulatory mes
sages from President McKinley and the
King of Portugal were flashed direct to
c.ty, between the United States and Por
tugal, over the new line of the Commer
cial Cable Company, which has Just been
put in operation between the Azores and
The new cable connects at the Island of
Fayal, with the Azores line, from the
Azores to Portugal, and is the first to
connect the Azores with the United
States. It also opens direct communica
tion for the first time between this coun
try and Portugal.
PLAGUE FOUND IN LONDON.
There Have Been Four Cases and
Two Deaths From It.
Washington, Aug. 3.—The Marine Hos
pital Service has received the following
telegram from Past Assistant Surgeon
Thomas, dated London, Aug. 3:
“There have been four cases of plague
and two deaths from plague in London.
Diagnosis confirmed by bacteriological
examination. Do not think there will be
♦ i.— ,
HAS RETURNED TO CANTON.
President Was Guarded by Police at
Washington, Aug. 3.—President McKin
ley left the city this evening on his re
turn to Canton, 0., to resume his vaca
tion. Accompanying him were Charles
G. Dawes, the controller of the currency,
and Secretary Cortelyou. Secretaries
Root and Wilson, Postmaster General
Smith and Gen. Corbin were at the sta
tion to hid him good-bye.
A guard of police officers and detectives
were on. hand to see that nothing befell
B RENO'S BROTHER RETIRES.
His Course Led to n Duel Retween
Two Army Officers.
Milan, Aug 4.—Lieut. Brescl, brother of
King Humbert's assassin, has informed
the colonel of hi* regiment of his I t n
tlon to leave the army and change ||i
name. He will be provided with a i ap
pointment in the civil administration.
A duel with rabres has been fought be
tween Capt. Tanl and Capt. Bare la I on
the subject of Lliu . Brevet's cruise. Capi.
Tanl had expressed sympathy with the
lieutenant, whereupon Capi. Barclali de
clared that he could no longer offer his
hand to Lieut. Brescl. Bacclali -va*
wounded in the h<ad dur.ng the sixth
INVESTIGATION IN PROGRESS.
If Plots AVere Formed In New Jer
sey Action Will nr Taken.
New York, Aug. 3.—Gov. Voorhees ad
mltted to-day at his home In Elizabeth.
N. J , that ste|>s had been taken to in
vestigate the allegations that the plot lo
kill King Humbert and other monarchs
had been hatched In New Jersey. If the
evidence can be procured, and there are
still some of those concerned living In the
state, they will be prosecuted. The In
vestigation Is not complete and probably
will not he until information from Italy
cnabiea It to be conducted minutely.
Hanged for Doable Murder.
Richmond, Vs., Aug. 3.—Grand Reed,
colored, was hanged at Madison Court
house <o-day. His crime was a double
one—the murder of his wife and her
father. About 3 o'clock this morning
Reed attempted aulcide by taking nitric
acid which had been conveyed to him In
some way. His throat was horribly
burned and only by hard work did phy
alcians arouse him so (hat he could walk \
to the eraffold. The execution passed off j
CONGER MESSAGE GENUINE.
It Has Been So Proven by nn Inves
tigation Mode hy American Con
sul Fowler at Che Foo.
Washington, Aug. 3.—The state depart
ment to-day issued the following:
The state department has received n
dispatch from Mr. Fowler, Consul at Che
Foo. dated at night on the 2nd of August,
stating that when he learned from the
Shanghai papers that doubts were enter
tained of the genuineness of the Conger
cipher telegram, he wired on the 7th to
the Governor of Shan Tung, to rend hint
the original hy courier. The Governor
at once complied with his request, send
ing a special postman, who, by traveling
night and day for five days, made the
Journey which, in ordinary times, would
have required twelve days.
He delivered to Mr. Fowler the original
of the Conger cipher dispatch. It is
signed by Mr. Conger and dated the 17th
of July. It is precisely the same as the
message received at the state department,
with several words prefixed, which came
In art unintelligible form to ihe Chinese
legation here. The dispatch In Its com
plete form, says that th£ members of the
American legation had been besieged for
a month in the British legation. Mr.
Fowler has no doubt of the genuineness
o? the dlsputch.
Seme interesting facts connected with
the original cipher me-sage have been
brought to light by Mr. Fowler's repo. t.
It appeals that when Mlnlst r Wu re
ceived the cipher rmssnge ahout Ihe 21ft
instant, lie found that It connected 11 [di* r
with a cipher. The governor of Shan
Tung, Yuan, transmitted with the mess
age, a message from the Tsung LI Ya
nun, which in turn iranemittcd Mr. Con
ger’s message. Tne latter was In the slate
department cipher; the former In the Chi
nese official cipher. When Mr. Wu, In de
ciphering the message, reached the end
of the Tsung LI Yamen'a message cf
transmittal, he was unaware of Ihe fact
and thought that the several groups of
figures following were a portion of the
Tsung Li Yamen message. Asa matter
of fact, th<y were the Initial words of
Mr. Conger’s message, and they we e un
decipherable by Mr. Wu because they
were in the state department cipher. In
stead of beginning: “In British legation,
etc." Mr. Conger's message began: “We
have been for a month In the British le
Another fact developed Is that the mess
age is signed “E. H. Conger, July 17th.''
Many iiersons had supposed that while
the message was genuine, if was one writ
ten by Mr. Conger long before and might
have b en fraduletvly dated Ay Ihe Chi
nese officials. Now it appears that the
Tsung Li Yamen. or Yuan, dated It the
18lh. It Is thought that this date was ac
curate. and that whl e Mr. Conger actual
ly wrote his dispatch on the 17th. and
put it in clrther for transmission at the
first opportunity, the message did not
leave Pekin until the fo'lowlng day.
WILL DELIVER NO MESSAGES.
I .ei r I LI Refuse* Be-cnuse Allies .Are
Advancing on Pekin.
Washington, Aug. 3.—The state depart
ment makes public the following tele
grams received to-day from the Consul
General at Shanghai and the Consul at
Che Foo: •
“Shanghai, Aug.* 3.—To Secretary of
State, Washington: Americans left Chun
king yesterday. Li told French Consul
to-day no massages will be delivered min
isters because foreigners advancing on
Pekin. Two pro-foreign members of the
Tsung-il-Yemen beheaded 27th, for urg
ing preservation ministers, by Li Ping
Hong, now commanding troops Pekin.
He ordered Pao Ting massacre.
“Che Foo, afternoon, Aug. 2.—Secretary
of State, Washington: Just received tele
gram from Governor of Shan Tung, re
questing me to transmit to you the fol
" ‘Have just received telegram, dated
July 30, Tsung-li-Yamen, stating various
ministers, the German legation, and oth
ers (foreigners) all well, not In distress.
Provisions were repeatedly sent. Rela
tions most friendly. Now conferring a*
to proper measures to protect various
ministers to Tien Tsin for temporary
shelter, which conference will soon be
(Signed.) 'Yuan, Governor' "Fotvler."
ANARCHY AND BLOODSHED.
Pekin Said lo Be In Control of Antl-
(Copyright, 1900, the Associated Press.)
Che Foo, July 26, via Shanghai, Aug.
2.—The latest reports from Pekin were
brought by disaffected officers of the Chi
nese army. They ore considered reliable.
The officers left Pekin on July 15. They
say anarchy had reigned in Pekin for
months, and the streets ran blood, the
Chinamen fighting among themselves.
Yung Lu, commander-in-chief of the Chi
nese forces, and Prince Chlng, espoused
the cause of the foreigners, and endeav
ored with part of the army, loyal to them,
to expel the Boxers.
Later, with the majority of the Imperial
troops, under anti-foreign leaders. Prince
Tuan and Gen. Tung Fuh B:nn were vic
torious, and YUng Lu and Prince Chlng,
with their followers, were prisoners In
their yamen* when the bearers of thewe
reports left Pekin.
Prince Tuan HDd Gen. Tung Fuh Sian
appear to control the government, ac
cording to the officers, and Issued edicts
printed in the Gazette, exhorilng the Chi
nese to kill all foreigners and native
Christians. One officer says that there
are sixteen good troops In Pekin, includ
ing Tung's army, and 8,000 more at Yung
Tsun. The soldiery hold all the streets
within a mile of the legaiions.
The foreign troops, when the officers
left Pekin, had burned and abandoned
(he Chenmen gale. Their ammunition ap
peared to be falling and their quick fir
ing guns had been silenced for some dhys
before July 15, and they were using their
rifles only when hard pressed.
ON THE RUSSIAN FRONTIER.
Troop* Hate llal ftevernl Encount
er* With C hinese.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 3.—Gen. Grodekoff
telegraphs from Khabrovsk, Aug. 1, that
fourteen Hotchkiss and ten other guns
were captured at Hung Hun by the Rus
sians, who, Btormmg the fortress Monday,
July 30, drove four thousand Chinese be
An official dispatch says Blngovestchensk
was again bombarded Wednesday. Aug.
1. It is added that the Russian steamer
Selenga, while assisting in the defense
of Algun, waa seriously damaged by Chi
DAILY. 38 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A-WEEK.3I A YEAR
DEFENSE OF POWERS
PROSECUTIOVS WITNESSES WERE
ATTACKED BY OTHERS.
COLLIER AND HIS CIPHER.
EtXPItAINED THE CALLING OUT OP
TROOPS IX FRAXKFORT.
“Tillow Hick’* Combs Made n Con
fession \\ It9eh Implicates Yontsry
More Clearly Rut Throws \o Might
on the Present fuse—lt lleurs Oat
the Idea of a Conspiracy—Weaver
Declares He Is Innocent of Per-
Georgetown. Ky„ Aug. 3.—Of the eight
witnesses introduced by the defense in the
Powers case to-day, all but one were call
ed for the purpose of attacking thq cred
ibility of witnesses placed on the stand
by the prosecution.
One of theee, ex-State Auditor Stone,
stated that Witness W. H. Culton, an al
leged co-conspirator of Powers, was re
moved from a placb of trust in his office
because he defaulted in the sum of SI,OOO.
Other witnesses, residents of Grayson
Springs, this state, testified that Instead
of being in Frankfort on Jan. 30, the day
of the shooting of Senator Goebel, as he
claimed under oath to have been, George
Weaver, a prosecution witness, was in
their town organizing a lodge of “Wood
men of the World,” and others from East
ern Kentucky testified that the witness,
Wharton Golden, of the prosecution, dis
played a large roll of money and inti
mated that it came from the state re
Attorneys for the prosecution rigidly
croee-exomined the witnesses and made
one of them, James Harkleroade of Bar
hoursvllle, admit that he has been in
dicted not less than a dozen times for
violation of lows.
Tm > lor’*Adjutant General.
The most important witness of the day
was Daniel R. Collier of Lancaster, adju
tant general of Kentucky, under the Tay
lor administration. He offered as testi
mony the written word of Gov. Taylor,
directing him to bring the regiments of
•he state guard to Frankfort, after the
shooting of Senator Goebel, and ordering
him to confer with the civil authorities
of Franklin county ub to how beat to pre
serve peace there.
This tvas the first appearance of the
document, which was never made a part
if the stnlJi records, and Judge Cantrlll
ruled it out as incompetent on the objec
tion of the prosecution that it was not in
accordance with the statutes of the state.
The Judge also ruled out a letter ad
dressed by Gen. Collier to the civil au
thorities of Frankfort, about co-opera
ting with them.
lien. Collier’* (Iphur.
Collier said that the cipher signal “All
right." used In telegrams sent by him to
Stale Guard officers on Ihe day of the
Hhooting was arranged by him before
Taylor became Governor. The telegrams
were sent out not sooner than fifteen min
utes after the shooting. The local com
pany of state guards cm duty ftt the arse*
nal was not on the scene, he ald, until
thirty minutes after Goebel was carried off
Gen. Collier said he gave no orders ear
lier that day to Ihe local company at tho
arsenal about preparing for aetion.
Tbe case of George W. Weaver, the
prosecution witness, charged with per
jury, was colled In he County Court
here to-day and set for hearing on the
22nd. Weaver Insists that he Is innocent
of the charge.
Dlek Combs* Confession.
An alleged confession of “Tallow Dick”
Combs, one of 4he men under indictment
In connection with the Goebel shooting,
which was exhibited here to-dny, was at
first denied by him. but later he admitted
to one of tbe interested attorneys that it
is partiaJly correct. The confession, if
true, throws no further light on the case
than to connect Henry Youtsey more
closely with he murder and to bear out
the Idea of a conspiracy.
WAS ANARCHIST SALSON.
Identity of I lie Man Who Attcmiitrd
till* Life of llie Shall Dl*eoverel
by Par I* Police.
Paris, Auk- 3—At the meeting of the
cabinet this mornlnK It was announced
that the would-be assassin of Muzaffer
i d-Din, Shall of Persia, had Klven his
name a* Saloon.
A man of this name who had been re
garded and watchrd as an anarchist, dlß
atfieartd from Paris In 1815, and had not
aim e teen located. The discovery of Sal
son's identity was made by mean* of tha
Brnlllcn syst'm, hi* measurements agrec-
Ing with a card at police headquarters.
When shown the card ar.d photographs
the criminal said:
“ Yen, that Is me.”
His full name l< Francois Salson. He Is
a Frenchman and was horn In 1873. Ho
was regarded as a dangerous anarchist,
and in October, P9B. was condemned to
three months Imprisonment for preach nsf
anarchy. Tn June. 1899, be was condemn
ed to eight months Impr.sonment for a
Salson was more communicative to-day,
and whin an effort was made to interro
gate him he spoke freely of yesterday’s
attempt and ventilated his anarchistic
Ideas, but wtien asked If he acted as the
Instrument <f others he declined to an
swer, saying, hewever. that had he killed
the Shah und e i q. and he tuu.d have kill
ed the Czar.
Further inquiries at the workingmen's
hotel where Salson lived brought to light
the fact that he had been working at day
labor until recenily, when his work was
finished. He was then unable to find new
employment and became more uncom
municative even than formerly, though
still beeping regular hours. The last few
day* the qucrtlon of existence was a diffi
cult one ter him.
Asa resu.t of the attempt on the Bhah's
life the curious crowd which surrounded
the palace of soverslgn* to stay was pre
vented ftom approachlnj the palace when
the Shsh started for V.nctnnea, where •
military review wu hei I in hie honor.
An escort of Dragons surrounded tbe royal
The Shah seem* the lead concerned of
ell over Ihe effort to take hie life and ho
has not cuitalied the pr< gramme he had I*