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THE MORNING NEWS.
Eetxbllahed 1850. - Incorporated 1888
J. H. ESTILL President.
FIGHT WITH CHINESE
REPORT OF BATTLE NEAR TIEN
TSIN IS CREDITED.
ALLIES’ CASUALTIES HEAVY.
MINISTERS still detained in
PEKIN AS HOSTAGES.
n Hans Thong*. Statement That
They Hare Lelt for Tieu Tsin In
der Guard I. Not < reditnl— oillciHl
Report Say. Advance of the Allle*
Began on Saturday—Chineae Will
offer Strennou. Re.i.tnnce All the
London, Aug. 7, 3:40 a. m.—" The ad
vance ot the allied forces commenced to
day,” cables the British consul at Tien
Tsdn, under date of Aug. 4. This is the
first official information received here that
the attempt to relieve Pekin has begun.
It is accepted as correct.
The British consul does not mention any
fighting: but the Shanghai correspondent
of the Dally Mail, telegraphing Sunday,
"The Pekin relief column Is reported t*>
have suffered a check. The Chinese are
said to have adopted Tugela tactics, and,
after several hours of fighting, to have
This is the only message received In
London this morning bearing out the re
ports of Admiral Remey and. Commander
Taussig regarding an engagement at Pet
Tsang. The fact that the, advance did
not begyi until Saturday is taken to
strengthen the accounts ot a battle Sun
In the same cablegram, which was read
In the House of Commons, the consul at
Tien Tsin says:
"News from the Japanese legation has
been received up to Av.g 1.”
Therefore the edicts announcing the
safety of the ministers on that date are
Still Held ns Hostages.
Yesterday the Chinese Minister commu
nicated' to Lord Salisbury, a message
from the Tsung-li-Yamen, dated July 30,
reiterating the statement that the minis
ters were safe on that day, and recount
ing the friendly relations existing be.
tween ( them and the yamen, as well as
reporting the sending of supplies to the
legations by the yamen. The message
contains this important statement:
"A successful termination of the con
ference with the ministers for their con
veyance under escort to Tien Tsin is ex
pected. but on account of the recom
mencement of hostilities at Tien Tsin,
cipher telegrams for transmission to the
representatives are considered undesira
ble ” y
This appears to confirm the statement
that the Chinese government will endea
vor to stop the march to Pekin by using
the ministers as hostages.
The Lokal Anzeigtr of Berlin, publish
ing an interview with Li Hung Chang
quotes him as declaring emphatically that
China must not in any circumstances
cede any more territory to any power.
In reply to a question why the rebellion
was not put down, Earl Li ft represented
as having said:
*T blame Priiice Tuan, the Empress
Dowager and the whole Pekin govern
ment. But for their lack of energy lha
situation would never have become so
To Prevent Partition.
The Si. Petersburg correspondent of the
Daily Mail says:
“Active negotiations are proceeding be
tween Russia and the United Slates, the
probable outcome of which will be a reso
lution to uphold the integrity of China un
A Shanghai correspondent of the same
paper says that the Americans there are
urging the appointment of Gen. Mac Ar.
thur as commander-in-chief of the allied
The Standard's Shanghai representative,
wiring Sunday, says:
“It is clear that the march to the relief
cf Pekin will be anything but a walkover.
Japanese sebuts have discovered a large
force of Chinese southwest of Tien Tsin
and another large force in the vicinity of
Lu Tal, to the westward.
"It Is learned now that the member*
of the Tsun-li-Yamen who were put to j
death for their alleged pro-foreign pro,-
cllvitles were not beheaded, but were c nt
in twain, this being the severest p< tg
alty under the Manchu code. Sheng de
clares that the grand council at Pekin wa a
Ignorant of the orders for the executlorv.”
Enrl I,< I* Discredited.
4 a. m.— A Shanghai dtspated, dated
"14 Hung Chang has officially inform!
the consuls that the ministers left Pei .in
for Tien Tsin last Friday, Aug. 8, v dth
Hen. Lu in command of the escort. 'j'he
consuls are by no means disposed to .Tt dll
Earl Li’s statement.”
All other reports that have reached I .on
don up to this hour indicate that the
ministers have not left Pekin.
••nt Thinks the Chinese Mnsr ( |fnve
Lost Severely In the Enco# inter
With the Allies.
TVashlngton, Aug. 6.—The announcement
received through Admiral Remry and
Commander Taussig of reported heavy
fighting on the road beyond T Teh Tsin,
Wfis the news of interest in thti Chinese
Lltile doubt was expressed at Lhe navy
department that the news was substan
tlally correct. It is probable Ohot a later
report may reduce the list of casualties
among the International force: /, but it Is
evident that the move on Peki p is ot last
fairly under way, and that f/rong oppo
sition has been ehcountered..
The war department ofT.f Jals who have
keen exceedingly reticent f or several days
•e to the news from tt*> rent of war. ad
tnltted to-day, when Hie naval diapatches
were received, that tj y?. announcement of
the battle was not u nexpectod.
Opinion among the various officials now
in Washington is s <j mew hat divided as to
Just what is press/;cd by to-day’s events.
The more* optimise ic are inclined to think
that such a severe blow a the Chinese
must have receiv ed at Pet Tsang will re
sult in the 6po<*dy disintegration of the
forces now opposing the march of the in
ternational column. In line with this pre
diction, it we •* prophesied that the Chi
nese governm *<nt would And means to send
the ministers from Pekin under escort
and thus / tare off the advance upon the
A 'Strennou* Resistance.
On the other hand there were
* nu| nber of officers In a
position, to Judge equally well who held
the flg/nt at Pel Tsang, was only the
beginning of a strenuous resistance that
would be continued to the gates of Pe
kin or beyond. It wtas urged in sup
port of this view that: the Chinese had
a hr and red men to lose against one of the
aUfea; that they were well armed with
nr.odern guns and bad apparently! an
a/nundance of ammunition.
It is stated that considerable apprehen
sion exists among tbse conversant with
Oriental affairs at (the reappearance m
Pekin polities of thfit rabid anti-foreign
fanatic, Li Ping Hung. It is understood
that his appearance in Pekin affairs may
have had something to do with the Shang
hai rumor of Li Hung Chang’s suicide.
It is certain that with Li Ping Hung and
Prince Tuan in coixtool of the defacto gov
ernment in China, a religious war of
Dervish-dike fanatMem probably will be
waged against ad foreigners, and friends
°- the more liberal; Chinese statesmen are
exceedingly anxlou s as to their fate un
der the Tuan-Li regime.
Our Position ( nrhanged.
The position of the United States, diplo
matically, remains unchanged. This gov
ernment will not consent to the removal
of the ministers, .and foreigners from Pe
kin until there free communication by
the Powers u rjth their ministers. Nor
will this gove; mment consent to commu
nication in plf f’n language alone, but in
sists that cipher messages must pass
freely between Minister Conger and our
department c state. It is emphatically
stated that ufiles* such messages are ex
changed, the United States cannot know
beyond quesd on that the messages were
not garbled and both the Unitea States
government and the ministers misled.
There seems to be no doubt about the
safety of *ke ministers at Pekin for the
present, and that they will remain where
they will t*- able to protect themselves,
and will mot be induced to accept any
offers of flte Chinese government to escort
them to ’ firn Tsin until they have had
oommunk ntion with their governments.
Confident p is expressed, however, that the
Chinese t government will soon see the ne
cessity of accepting the terms laid down
In Secreta ry Hay's note to Consul General
Cf ood Use for Artillery.
The 1 t’ar Department is in receipt of a
dispatc fc from Gen. MacArthur announc
ing thtft he has shipped additional artil
lery si (oplies to Taku for use in the Chi
nese nampatgn. These supplies Include
several Gattling guns, and the remainder
of the rifle and howitzer siege train now
in Mas ila, which up to date has remained
uselest. in that country on account of the
bad ro ads. How much better Getl. Chaffee
may I >e abie to handle these monster guns
through the almost Impassable rice
swan ips of China no one at the War De
parti nent was willing to guess, but his
reoen.t dispatch contained an urgent ap
peal for more artillery, and he Is getting
it. The ordnance experts at the War
Defi irtment say that if it comes 10 a hom
ban iment of Pekin theie five-inch rifles
and seven-inch howlfMrs, with their
en rmous bursting charges of high explo
siv es will be the most effective battering
wt >apons in the international column.
Minister Wu left Washington on Sat
urday for Cape May. and remained away
from Washington to-day, although he had
been expected to return on Sunday
’ eight. Tha Chinese legation wore an air
•jf desolation and oesertion throughout
< he day, and all Interrogations of the Chi
nese charge were met with the response
lihat there was no news, nor expectation
THEY MAY MAKE WAR OX CHINA.
Amhnssndnr White Thinks Rnsaia
and Germany Mny Cnlte.
New' York. Aug. 6.—Andrew D. White,
United Stares ambassador to Germany,
was a passenger on board the Deutsch
land, which reached her dock to-day from
Hamburg. When asked what ha thought
of the cabled report that Russia and Ger
many would .declare for war conjointly
against China, the ambassador said:
"X think it is very likely. Both coun
tries have the same cause fof war, and
both would have a common cause for
He did not think partition will be made
of China, and said on this subject:
"I don’t think that the Powers will di
vide China. The condition that meets
them now Is the pacltication of the coun
try. There Is no talk of partition In Ger
many. and I do not believe there will be
any on the part of the other Powers."
REFUGEES COME FROM C HINA.
Missionaries, Women nml Children
Arrived on the Logan.
San Francisco, Aug. S. —Bluejackets, ma
rines, ex-soldiers of the Ninth Infantry
and refugees crowded the decks of the
transport Logan from Taku via Japan,
which reached her docks here to-day.
There were men. women and children on
the vessel direct from Tien Tsin, who had
escaped from the mobs of Boxers and the
imperial Chinese troops.
Nearly all of the passengers In the
cabin felt the depressing effects of a siege
and were more than glad to get back to
civilisation Among them were Dr. Dtf
fendorfer and Mr. Mclntosh, who were in
the mill t Tien Tsin. where the Chinese
were held at bay before the first relief
Master Earl Ragsdale and Miss Effle
” (Continued on Fifth Page.)
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1000.
FEVER SCARE ABATED
DR. PORTER IBSCEB MOST ENCOUR
NO PROOF OF YELLOW FEVER
IS NOW TO BE FOUND Ilf THE CITY
OF TAMPA, FLA.
Balter's Case Shows no Symptoms of
Yellow Fever, and Parker's Case
Is Believed to Be Typhoid—Never
theless All Necessary Precautions
Are Being Doly Observed—A House
to Honse Inspection—General Reel
ing One of Security.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 6.—State Health Offi
cer Porter's official statement of the
health situation here, Issued to-night at
10 o'clock, is as follows:
“The Eanitary situation, relating to the
existence of yellow fever In Tampa, re
mains unchanged since the statement of
Saturday night. No new cases have been
reported or discovered. The State Health
Officer, assisted by United Stales health
authority, Surgeon, J. H. White, Marine
Hospital Service, has kept under obser
vation the two cases reported to them as
cases of yellow fever at the dale of thetr
arrival In Tampa, last Saturday, carefully
watching all symptoms and with the fol
“Mr. Baker, who Is sick at Mrs. Han
ford's residence, was too far advanced In
convalescence when seen to warrant a
positive diagnosis of the nature of his
sickness when first taken 111, but we can
not now find anything in his oase denoting
"Mr. Parker, now quite sick In Central
avenue, Hyde Park division of the city,
has, In our opinion, typhoid fever.
Will Keep Up quarantine.
"While this is our professional opinion,
we recognize at the same time the pro
fessional right of honest difference. The
determination of the character of these
cases does not materially affect the sit
uation here, in so far as relates to quar
antine restrictions, for as public health
officials, it is demanded that a strict
quarantine supervision shall be continued
on account of the reported death of
Mr. Sonnenburg from yellow fever,
whose case we did not see, but which
must be accepted as reported and suffi
cient time allowed for any possible infec
tion 4o arise therefrom.
"The logical sequence of events, there
fore, will prove the correstness of the
diagnosis made, which we do not wish
to pass upon or discus®. Through thq,
medium of a house-to-house inspection
of Tampa, which was begun to-day, and
will be pushed rapidly to completion, all
cases of febrile disorders will be brought
<o the knowledge of the proper authori
ties, and will he Investigated. Any fur
ther developments will be published.”
This bulletin was signed both toy State
Health Officer Porter and by Surgeon
White of the Marine Hospital Service.
House to House Inspection.
All day Tampa waited for come expres
sion from these authorities, as today has
been generally regarded as Ihe Critical
period of the situation. The city sahitary
superintendent, under direction of Dr.
Porter, began at 1 o’clock to-day, a sys
tematic inspection of every house In the
city. Four inspectors have been appoint
ed for each ward, and these will submit
thetr reports dally to the sanitary super
intendent. who will transmit them to the
state health officer.
The general feeilng of the people is now
one of security, and the lest trace of any
panicky symptoms has disappeared.
Travel out of the city has practically
ceased. It Is generally believed that Tam
pa has heard the last of the scare.
Shuts Out Passengers and Freight
Coming I'ront Tampa.
Meridian, Mies., Aug. B, At a meeting
of the Executive Committee of the State
Board of Health, held here to-night, the
following order was issued:
"Whereas, three cases of yellow fever
have been recently reported at Tampa,
it Is hereby ordered by the Executive Com
mittee of Ihe Mississippi State Board of
Health, that quarantine is hereby declared
against the city of Tampa, and that no
passengers, baggage, freight or express
from the above named place, will be per
mitted to stop in the state of Mississippi,
except such freight and express as la per
missible under the Atlanta regulation*.
“J. F. Hunter, Secretary.”
That City Is Determined to Keep on
the Safe Side.
Charleston, 8. C., Aug. 6.—The quaran
tine rules declared against Tampa by the
Charleston Board of Health yesterday,
were put into effect 10-day. Ail the rail
roads entering the city are refusing to
bring Tampa passengers or baggage into
the city. No fear of the fever reaching
herq Is entertained by the authorities, but
they are determined to keep on the safe
WOMAN’S BODY MUTILATED.
Mrs, Annie Rrunton Morderrd by Her
Brandenburg, Ky., Aug. 6.—The horri
bly mutilated body of Mrs. Annie Brun
ton, a widow, 35 years old. was found on
the Cedar Grove road to-day. Blood
stain* on the fingers of Mrs. Brunton'a
nephew, Jesse Durham, caused his ar-.
rest, and he later confessed the murder
and waa hurried to Louisville by Sheriff
Hagan, as a lynching seemed certain.
Durham killed Mrs. Brunton with a
hickory club while they were returning
from a church wedding. He is 27 years
old and recently left an Insane asylum.
He declares Mrs. Brunton had been talk
ing about him and got him into trouble.
Famous Operator Dead.
Memphis. Tenn . Aug Davis Flan
nery, who was chief telegraph opera tot
in the service of the Confederate army
between New Orleans and Memphis dur
ing the Civil War, died to-day.
BOXERS TRUE TO THRONE.
LI Hung Chang Say* Hatred of For
elgoers la Responsible for the
Trouble la China.
Berlin, Aug. 6.—The German foreign of
fice announces this evening that It had
received no fresh China news and that it
doubted whether the advance of the al
lied forces from Tien Tsin had begun.
The Lokol Anzelgar publishes an Inter
view which Dr. Zaker, its special China
correspondent, had with Li Hung Chang
at Canton, July 25.
Earl LI told the Correspondent that the
Boxers were not rebels, but were true to
the royal house. Their movement, he ex
plained, was directed chiefly against na
tive Christians, who had been using in
ternational protection to oppress the Box
With reference to the missionaries, he
"It is my firm conviction that the mis
sionaries are always In danger, for the
relations between the Chinese population
and foreigners have been the cause of
nearly all the troubles and will always
continue to be.”
Earl Li went on to say that Chinese
hatred of foreigners had been increased
of late through the action of the Powers,
particularly in the seizure of Klao Chou,
which he described as “an exorbitant pen
alty for a coupie of missionaries.”
Referring to the murder of Baron von
Ketleler, German minister at Pekin, he
gave a positive assurance that neither
Prince Tuan nor any other member of
the government knew of the intended
killing: and he also declared 'that Baron
von Ketteler was not killed because he
was a German, but simply because he was
a foreigner. In a word, he was a vic
tim of the Chinese hatred of foreigners.
"Tfie Chinese government is no* strong
enough to put down the Boxers.” said
Earl Li, "but the thought of accepting
assistance from the Powers to put them
down is extremely repugnant to the gov
In reply to a question as to who was
the head of the central government, he
said it was administered by Prince Tuan,
in the name of the Emperor,
ENGAGEMENT WITH CHINESE.
Allies Soil! to Have Lost 1,200 4o
Killed and Wounded.
Washington, Aug. 6.—The following
eablegrams were to-day received at the
"Che Foo, Aug. 6—Bureau Navigation,
Washington: The British report unoffi
tally engagement at Pel Tsang Sunday
ornlng, 3 to 10:30. Allied loss killed and
wounded 1,200. Chiefly Russians and
Japanese. Chinese retreating.
“Che Foo, Aug. 6.—Bureau of Naviga
tion, Washington: Unofficial report be
lieved reliable; about 10,000 allien heavily
engaged Chinese at Pei Tsang daylight of
the sth. t "Remey.”
NOT A STR ATEGIC POINT.
It la No# Clear Why Chineae Defend
ed Town of Pei Tsang.
Washington. Aug. 6.—According to the
Information In possession of the War De
partment, the town of Pel Tsang Is at
the head of tide water on the Pel Ho, be
tween eleven and twelve mile® by road
beyond Tien Tsin. It is a village of mud
houses, of considerable size, but not
The river at this point is not navigable
by anything larger than a good-triaed
steam launch, and It is though* that the
troops probably reached there In small
boats, towed by the naval launches. The
country all along the river, between Pe
kin and Tien Tsin, is a low, alluvial
plain. Almost Impassable for wheeled ve
hicle* in the wet season, and under quite
a high state of cultivation.
It presents no natural defensive features
and the War Department knows no stra
tegic reason why tbe Chinese should have
made a stand there, rather than at any
other of the dozen villages east of the
waited town of Tung Chow, where is stor
ed an immense amount of provisions upon
which the city of Pekin would have to de
pend In case of siege.
From the fact thgt the engagement last
ed seven and a half hours It Is argued in
the department that either the Chinese
mux* have been heavily Intrenched or
that there was an Immense horde of them
to so stubbornly contest the advance of
the 16,000 international troops.
It is figured by military experts that a
lets of 1,200 killed and wounded, on the
IKtrt of the aNles. probably mean* a loss
of from three to six times a* many by
the Chinese. It is possible that a blow
of this magnitude may break the resist
ance of the Chinese to the advance of the
foreign column, but on the other hand it
is possible that this may be one of the
large number of places on the road that
have heen Intrenched with a view to
falling back and contesting the foreign
advance so as to delay aa long as possi
ble the arrival of the foreigners at Pe
Unless the opposition suddenly breaks
down the military expert* look for a des
perate engagement when the troops reach
ed the walled city of Tung Chow, which
Is said to be even more favorably located
for purpose* of defense than was Tien
ENGLAND HAt NO NEWS OF IT.
Nothing Heard Itrgsrdigg tbe Ad
vance Upon Pekin.
London. Aug. The parliamentary sec
retary of the foreign office, Mr. Brod
riek, said In the House of Cctnmons to
day that the government had no Infor
mation regarding the reported aflMct of
the British or other relief force* towards
Pekin, nor ns to the present position of
the foreign ministers there, adding that
communications, loth from the legations
and the relief force had to be borne by
runners and dispatch boats.
The first lord ot the admiralty, Mr. Go
ne he .1, said the colonial contingents In
China would consist of 20) officers and men
from Victoria. 36b officers and men from
New South Wales and a gunboat end U 2
officers and men from South Australis
The cdst, h* added, would be partly
borna by the oolonles.
Elected a Republican.
Newport, Ky.. Aug. B.—At the alection
In this, Campbell county, held to-day for
state senator, the county, which la a sen
atorial district, elected W. H. Dyer, Re
publican, over E. H. Hawkins, Democrat,
by a majority ot 110 votes.
VICTORY IN ALABAMA
LARGE MAJORITY HETIRNED FOB
SAMFORD ELECTED GOVERNOR.
DEMOCRATS SOLID FOR CONSTITU
Change la the Constitution Will
Eliminate the Negra From Poli
tics—Populists and llepahllcsns
Together Will Have About Twelve
of the 183 Members of the Legisla
ture, a Loss of 50 Per Cent—The
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 6.—A general
state election for state and county officers
and for members of the general assembly
sms held in Alabama to-day and a large
majority was returned for the Democratic
ticket, headed by William J. Samford of
Lee county, who will be inaugurated as
Governor on Dec. 1.
The Republicans, Populists and Prohibi
tionists had ticket In the field, but re
turns so far indicate victory for the Dem
ocrats by an overwhelming majority.
The Populists and Republicans will to
gether possibly have twelve of the 133
members of the Legislature, a loss of
about 50 per cent.
The Democrats have elected county offi
cers In several counties which have here
tofore been strongly Populistic.
General apathy marked the election and
a light vote was cast. Reports are slow
in coming In. and Cap*. Smith of the
State Democratic Campaign Committee
gives out no figures, but It Is estimated
that the majority will be more than 60,000.
Favored tbe Convention.
The only issue was a test on the ques
tion of holding a constitutional conven
tion, which will eliminate the negro from
politics. It was carried by a large vote,
the Democrats being almost solidly In
favor of the convention.
The Legislature, which meets In Decem
ber. will elect Senator Morgan to succeed
In this, the Ninth district, Congress
man Underwood was nominated jo suc
ceed himself without opposition. In the
Eighth district Judge William Richard
son of Madison county was elected to
succeed Gen. Joe Wheeler.
Following are the newly elected state of
Governor—William J .Sanford of Lee.
Attorney General —Charles G. Brown of
Secretary of State—R. P. McDavtd of
Treasured—J. Craig Smith of Dallas.
Auditor—Thomaa L. Sowell of Walker.
Commdeeiouer of Agriculture—Robert T.
Poole of Marengo.
Superintendent of Education—J. Aber
crombie of Calhoun.
KISSING BUG CAUSED DEATH.
Proved Fatal lo the Wife of a Jack
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 6.—Mrs. M.
Burt, wife of a prominent Jeweler, and a
most estimable woman, died to day from
the effects of a "kissing bug's” sting.
Last Monday afternoon, while sitting on
the porch, she felt the Insect's bite on her
lip, but thought little of It. Wednesday
it began paining her, and while out riding
she fainted away. Doctors were called In,
hut they could do nothing, and she died
to-day. Rfter suffering Intense agony all
Her husband la in Detroit on business,
and he was telegraphed for to-night. Phy
sicians say the bug's bite caused blood
McKinley in hr library.
It Waa Too Hot to Do toy Unneces
sary Moving: Abont.
cknton. 0., Aug. 6..—President McKin
ley kept close to the library all day. part
ly because there wa* a large amount of
work to dispose of and partly because
It was too hot to do any unnescessary
moving about. He went for a short drive
during the evening and later resumed his
work. There were no political visitors
during the day.
Minister to Austria Harris Is expected
here to confer with tha President within
a day or so.
ma RlO %V %it IP FOR BANDITS.
A Black Mackintosh Is the Only Clue
to Fay's .Slayers.
Hugo. Col., Aug. 6.—A black mackintosh
left by one of the bandits is said to be
tha only tangible ctue In the hands of
the officers, who are endeavoring to run
down the men who killed W. J. Fay of
Anhetm, Cal., and robbed the passengers
of a sleeper on the Union Pacific express
near here lost night.
The country is being scoured In every
direction, but with small hope of success,
In spite of rewards of SI,OOO eaeh for the
REMAIN* OF KING HUMBERT.
Will Leave Monza To-morrow and
Arrive in Rome Thursday.
Monza, Aug. 6.—The train, carrying the
remains of the late King, Which will be
accompanied by the Duke of Aosta, and
the Count of Turin, will leave Monza
Wednesday afternoon at 4:17. It will atop
two minutes at iMlhtn, five at Genoa and
ten at Pisa, and wlil arrive in Home
Thursday morning at twenty minutes
St BOSIC PUtilK AT II \ Mill RO.
All PfW*nHim Harr Been Taken* to
Prevent It* Spread.
Hamburg. Aug. •—A case of bubonic
plague has been discovered on a vessel in
All possible precautions have been taken
to prevent the spread of the dlseaee.
(nrcfnn (tonghton Drowned.
Shanghai. Aug. A— Passed Assistant
Surgeon Stoughton, of the United Btates
gunboat Cai4nc, was drowned here yea
CHINESE WILL FIGHT HARO. !
ArtiePorfian Element la In Power
and Will Dispute Every Foot
of (around to Pekin.
London, Ann A—The anti-foreign party
again has the upper hand at Pekin.
According to report* emerging from Li
Hung Chang’s lodgings at. Shanghai his
baggage is packed preparatory to his de
parture for Pekin, hut. it is added, he
has applied to the throne for twenty days'
aick leave. Li Hung Chang c'.oims that
his representations to the Yang-tse vice
roys and tao tal Sheng will be denounced
by Li Ptng Hung because they are friend
ly to the foreigners.
A news agency dispatch from Shanghai,
dated to-day (Aug. 6) says it is rumored
that the powerful viceroy. Yuan Shih
Kal, governor of Shan Tung, who disap
proved of Prince Tuan, has been killed.
Correspondents ot Tien Tain are unable
to get anything fresh, though a dispatch
from Shanghai, dated Aug. 6, avers that
the allies are making slow progress to
wards Pekin, on account of differences of
opinion among the generals. The Ameri
can, British and Japanese commanders
favor one plan, this dispatch affirms, and
the Russians, French and Germans favor
Prince Tuan, it is added, seeks to in
spire his army by proclamations, order
ing every foot of the road from Tien Tsin
to be disputed. AH the Chinese troops
have recently been paid In full and
troops, money and supplies are gonig to
Pekin from the southern province*. It is
deemed quite probable by military men in
London that the. Chinese will make a
fierce fight at Pekin, on a much greater
scale than during the defense of Tien
A dispatch received at the war office in
St. Petersburg from Gerv. Grodekoff, dat
ed Khabarovsk. Aug. 4, says two squad
rons reconnoitering near Teche encounter
ed 1,000 Chinese, with two guns and 150
cavalry'. After a stubborn fight the Rus
sian* were reinforced by another equadron
wlfth two guns and defeated the Chinese,
killing 200. The Russian loss was eight
men killed and eight wounded.
This dispatch odds that the battle
around Aigun was ront4nued Aug. 3, the
Cossack* losing six men killed and twen
ty-five wounded, and driving back the
Chinese, killing 200 and capturing two
guns and two flags. The inscription on
one of 4he flags read:
‘‘The people of the large fist.”
Aigun, when the dispatch was aent, was
Other dispatches report Russian Suc
cesses near Tort Arthur.
HE IILEW OIT Hl* BRAINS.
Disgrace More Than Deutachla nd'i
OJtloer Could Stand.
New York. Aug. 6. E. Thiele, fourth of
ficer of tho Hamburg-American liner
Deutschland, blew out his brains during
the voyage of the big ocean greyhound
that, waa finished when the steamer reach
ed her pier In Hoboken today. The sec
ond day out It was Thiele’s turn to watch
on the bridge. The air made him drowsy
and he fell asleep at hl post.
Capt. Albers came up on hlfn, ordered
him to take off his coat, (he ship's badge
of office, and sent him to his caWn. The
young sailor went down in disgrace.
Five minutes after ihe door was closed
behind him a shot was heard, and when
It was forced open Thiele lay on the floor
whh a bullet In his head. Thiele was
formerly u resident of Montgomery, Ala.
GUARDIAN FOR C. 11. HOYT.
Prnhnte Court Has Appointed Hon.
,1m mom O. Lyfnrd.
Concord. N. H., Aug. 6.—The apfloliit
ment of Hon. James O. Lyford of Con
cord, as guardian of Charles H. Hoyt,
the playwright, was made to-day by Judge
Tenney In the Sullivan county Probate
Court. The appointment was made at
the*request of Mr. Hoyt, and was acqul
twM In by Frank McKee, who Is the
bus in era partner of Mr. Hoyt. Mr. Ly
ford will assume management of all Mr.
Hoyt’s business affairs, and will endeavor
to preserve ns much as possible of Mr.
Hoyt’s personal estate, the monetary value
of which is a matter of conjecture.
FIVE KILLED l\ COLLISION.
Serious Accident on the AI. Louis
Sou t It wester ii.
Pine Bluff. Ark., Aug. o.—ln n collision
to-day between a passenger and a freight
train on the Bt. Louis. Southwestern (Cot
ton Belt) Railroad at Aurlch, forty miles
north of bore, five men wore killed and
two seriously Injured. The dead are:
C. A. Gainey, brakeman, Jonesboro,
Ark.; Frank Sample, oonductor. Pine
Bluff; Luther, brakeman, Thayer,
Mo.; brakeman, name unknown, Thayer,
Mo.; unknown telegraph operator.
None of the passengers was Injured.
RAIDED BY CONGO TROOPS.
Women nnd Cottle Token Ar%my
From nrltlnli Territory.
London, Aug. 6.—Replying in the House
of Commons to-day, to a question put by
Sir Charles Dllke, radical, the parlia
mentary secretary of the foreign office,
Mr. Brodrlck. said the authorities of
the Congo Free State admitted that Brit
ish territory above Albert Nyanza had
been raided by Congo troops, and that
women and cattle had been carrled off.
Mr. Brodrlck added that the Congo Free
State authorities had apologized for the
raid, and fought to punish the Invaders.
HAS THE BOER* SI IIHOI Ml FI).
De Wet and Ateyn Driven From One
of Their Flank Positions.
London, Aug. 6.—-A special dispatch from
Pretoria, dated Aug. 5, says Gen. Lord
Kitchener has narrowed the circle around
Gen. DcWet and Bteyn hy driving out
the enemy from one of the flank positions
which he held.
FATAL EFFECTS OF HEAT.
Eleven Persons Dead and a Score
Prostrated In Chicago.
Chicago. Aug. 6. Eleven persons dead
and a score of prostrations Is the result
of the heat hr* to-day. The maximum
temperature was 93 degrees.
DAILY. ** A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A-WEEK.H A YEAR
IN FAVOR OF POWERS
NEW TESTIMONY BROUGHT OUT Iff
SHOTS FIRED FROM OUTSIDE.
BULLOCK NAYS THF.V CAME FROM
NEAR TUB FOUNTAIN.
Comb.' Alleged Cnnfpnlon Impli
cate. n Mnn Who tin. Not Been
CauKbt—Clnlinr.l Republican Offi
cial. Armed Them.clvca Becau.e
They Feared Threat, of the Peo
ple—Yont.ey Seen With a HtQe and
Gov. Tnylor Armed Him.elf.
Georgetown. Ky.. Aug:. 6—A piece of
new testimony was brought out to-day at
the beginning: of Ihe fifth week In the
trial of ex-Secretary of State Caleb Pow
ers, charged with complicity in the Goebel
E. R. Bullock of Lexington swore that
he wns In the adjutant's general office
when Ihe fatal shots were fired. He
stepped out and saw a man In n stoop
ing position behind the public fountain,
near hy. Bullock could not tell whether
the man wuts white or black and did not
know what became of him.
Bullock declared thnt he saw Col. Jack
Chinn walk rapidly Into the State House
us he stepped from the adjutant general's
house. Apparently Bullock's statements
did no* excite much Interest. *
Cap*. U. B. Walcott, who had charge
of the Frankfort militia, wns sworn to
day. He said the company was on duty
at the state capitol the day the Legisla
ture met and throughout the session, but
denied that the soldiers were lined up
ready for marching orders when the as
sassinatlon occurred. He said they were
equipped with guns and sldearms, but
this merely happened so.
Uoml.* So-CnUe,! Conte..lnn.
R. C. O. Ilenjemln, a negro n Homey,
representing 'Tallow Dick” Combs, and
whose client, it has heen reppatedly as
serted, recently had made an alleged
confession, asked Judge Cantrlll this
afternoon, to be allowed to make a mo
tion at Ihe regular hour to-morrow, to
have an Investigation of his conduct In
the matter of the confession of Combs,
in which he had been charged with be
traying secrets of the prosecution Judge
Cantrlll Informed him that an Investiga
tion would not be necessary. Benjamin
then gave out an Interview in which he
say® that Combs' reported confession, was
made In the presence of him
self, Commonwealth. Attorney Frank
lin end Victor H, Rradley, of
the prosecution. end that Cotnba
made all the statements attributed to him
except es to the amount alleged to have
heen offered Hockersmlth to kill Goebel.
Comb's nephew stated that he had made
a vain search for Hockersmlth and he
thlnka Hockersmlth Is In either New Or
leans or San Francisco. Benjamin said
he had concluded It wns due to hie client
to tell all he knew as long, as he ehnnot
find Hookersmith. who told Combs all that
the latter knows about the assassination.
Capt. B. B. Golden and other represen
tatives of the prosecution, conferred with
Qreen Golden, one of the alleged acces
sories. In the Ffankfort jail yesterday and
there is n possibility that Golden may bo
Introduced In rebuttal to the evidence of
Why Arm. Were Provided.
Ai Ihe afternoon session ex-Gov. Brown,
for the defense, mode a long argument In
support of hla position ihat the defense
waa entitled to show In evidence that the
occupants of the executive building after
the assassination heard threats on the
imrt of the populace, and that they acted
upon thlc In arming themselves and ex
cluding the public and civil officers from
the building. The prosecution argued
that the commonwealth should not be en
tailed with the burden of Introducing
threats that might or might not have been
made by trres|>onsihle parties, and that
this charncier of proof could not be offered
In Justification of the course of those who
hod possession of the building.
The court ruled that the witness might
te.'ate any specific threat which he him
self h<rd, but that he could not tejl of
common rumor or threats which had
come to him second hand. The defense
re/erved an exception to this ruling.
Stuart Bloat, Gov. Taylor's stenograph
er. told rf Youtsry coming Into the exe
cutive office carrying a rifle a few min
utes after the shooting. Gov. Taylor was
not armed when he first came Into the
office, but w<nt back and got a pistol.
Golden Denies n Statement.
Wharton Golden was recalled for the
third time and was a-ked If he had told
J. M. Owens, Iri the presence of J. C.
Owens that 'Tower, was Inr.octnt, hut
that they could take SIOO,OOO and hang the
Saviour and all of the Apostles."
Golden said he never said it to Owens
cr anyone else.
J. M. Owens was then called, but the
court excluded the greater part of his
testimony on the ground that the defense
had examined Oohlen on tilts matter. J.
Clay Elkin, posimastcr at Lexington, tes
tified ah to a conference between Powers,
(he witness and other Republican leaders
after Representative Berry wns unseated.
He said It was at one time decided that
Berry should attempt to hold his seat,
on the ground that the vote ousting him
was Illegal, but this was abandoned. He
denied that ft was decided at any time
to pre< Ipltßte a conflict in the House over
STORMY SCENE IN COMMONS.
Ilalfnur Made a StinKlng Reply tn
■l.rdrt t-Cout ta.
London. Aug. B.—One of the etormleae
scenes of the present session of the Com
mons occurred this evening, when Mr.
Burdett-Coutts demanded greater powers
for the Hospital Commission to Investi
gate the management of the military hos
pitals In South Africa. He declared that
the truth would not be learned under
the present plan of Investigation, aa tns
soldiers would be afraid to testify.
Mr. Balfour, government leader, in the
course of a bitter reply, aceueed Mr. Bur
dett-Coutts of "maligning the character
of the British army." and sneered at what
he called "the honorable member's evi
dent nervousness as to the result of the
Inquiry. He poured out a verltsb'.e Isv
atide of scorn and attack, some of hla
utterances being almost Inaudible amid
Abe din arising from the Liberal benohes.