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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. .- - Incorporated ISSB
J. H. ESTILI. President.
DEMAND UPON CHINA
PRESIDENT HAS PRACTICALLY IS
SUED AN ULTIMATUM.
SITUATION IS MORE SERIOUS.
AMERICANS NOT ENGAGED IN THE
FIGHT AT PEI TSANG.
Prni<lfnt' Demand Not Made Pub
lic, lint It Calls for an Immediate
Compliance With Conditions For
merly Made—China Must Stop Her
Double Dealing; and Say What She
Intends to Do—MacArthur Prepared
to Send More Troops.
Washington, Aug. B.—The Chinese sit
uation is considered very grave by the
authorities in Washington.
The receipt of the message from Minis
ter Conger last night, which indicated a
continuation of the tiring upon the lega
gationers, and the Chinese government's
insistence that the ministers should leave
Pekin, which Mr. Conger considered would
tnegin certain death, brought matters to
cn acute stage.
AH day the cabinet officers who are
in toivn have been consulting with each
other and the President has been com
municated with by telegraph and over the
long distance telephone.
Secretary Root held two conferences
with Attorney General Griggs, and sev
eral with Acting Secretary of State Adee,
and their views were communicated to the
President. Asa result of these consul
lations, it was announced officially at the
close of the day that a message to the
Imperial government at Pekin had been de
livered to Minister Wu for transmission
to his government. The text of the mes
sage was prepared by Acting Secretary of
State Adee and Secretary Root and in its
final form was made known to the I ‘resi
lient, in a talk conducted by Ur. Root
over the White House long distance tele
It was then stated definitely that the
authorities of the government would not
make public the text of this last commu
nication to China until Minister Wu had
had opportunity to forward it to his gov
ernment. The chief officials of the gov
ernment were not willing to outline in
any definite manner the contents of the
message, although generally it was ac
cepted that the communication was em
phatic and to the point.
Not an Entire Compliance.
The message sent to the Chinese gov
ernment through Mr. Wu, according to
lhe best information obtainable, informs
that government removal of the
restrictions upon communication with our
minister, evidenced both by the receipt of
Mr. Conger's message and the transmis
sion of the edict of the sth, is very grat
ifying, but is not an entire compliance
with the original demands of the Presi
dent in his reply to the appeal for medi
The President, in his original communi
eution to the Emperor of China, laid
down three conditions, precedent to any
action looking to negotiations for the set
tlement of the difficulties between China
arid the Powers. The conditions, in the
President's own words, were as follows:
"I most solemnly urge upon Your Maj
esty's government to give public assur
ance whether the foreign ministers are
alive and if so, in what condition.
“Second. To put the diplomatic repre
sentatives of the powers in immediate and
free communication with their respective
governments, and to remove ail dangers
to their lives and liberty.
"Third. To place the imperial authorities
of China in communication with the relief
expedition so that co-operation may be se
cured between them for the liberation of
the legations and the protection of foreign
ers, and the restoration of order.”
These three demands practically were re
iterated in the dispatch which Secretary
Hay sent to Consul Gen, Goodnow, at
Shanghai. Aug. 1, for submission to Earl
X.l Hung Chang. The authorities consider
that the opening of communication with
Minister Conger, therefore, only partially
complies with the President's demands.
Hope That China Will Yield.
With the legationers still under fire, the
Chinese government cannot be said to
have removed "all dangers to their lives
nnd liberty,” and moreover, so far as
known here, the imperial authorities of
China have made no efforts to communi
cate and co-operate with the relief expe
The new demand upon the Chinese gov
ernment is for square-topd compliance
with those conditions. There Is hope,
growing out of the fact that the Chinese
government has yielded partially, that
when confronted with the firm position
taken by the United Slates it will he suf
ficiently impressed to make complete ac
quiescence. This government's determina
tion, it is hoped, will show the Chinese
government that the United States Is not
to be trifled ’with, and will bring the
shifting evasive authorities in Pekin to
B full realization of the situation and the
consequences of refusal.
Minister Wu early in the day brought
•o the state department the imperial edict
teaming the r. strictiors from free com
tb'uication with the ministers. Ho was
plainly perturbed over Minister Conger's
fepiort that the legationers were under
fire, but still contended that his govern
n> nt was acting in good faith, and pro
fited against a misinterpretation of the
situation. He pointed out the fact that the
ebsence of artillery fire might Indicate
thru there were no regular troops en
fcased in the assault, and that the rifle
fire spoken of by Mr. Conger might be
Bln-.piy the sniping of disgruntled Irregu
lars who were engaged in guerilla tactics.
Tbe Fighting at Pel Tsang.
Two dispatches were received during
the day, one from Admiral Rcmey. and
•he other from Gen. Chaffee. Both related
fo he fighting at Pei Tsang. Admiral
B*mey'a dispatch stated specifically that
*he Americans were not engaged, and
Jsatemnal) IHnfiting fsfeto#.
Csen. Chaffee’s dispatch explains how it
was that they practically were out of it.
1 hey occupied the rear of the turning
column. Owing to the limited ground of
operations which he mentions, it is prob
able that the Americans cou’d not be
brought into the thick of the fighting, and
they thus escaped without casualties.
The fact that the American troops did
not have an opportunity to distinguish
themselves was something of a disappoint
ment to the officials of the war depart
ment, but, knowing Gen. Chaffee as they
do, they are confident if his men were not
engaged, it was because it was physically
impossible to bring them into action.
The continued brilliant work of the Ja
panese, wlfo seem to have borne the brunt
of the fighting at Pei Tsang as well as at
Tien Tsin, attracts unstinted praise for
the doughty warriors of the Mikado s
Secretary Root said to-night that the
events of the day had caused no change
in the military situation, so far as the
advance on Pekin was concerned, and no
additional orders had been sent to Gen.
SAID TO HAVETEFT PEKIN.
Report That Italy's Minister Has De
parted—Wonld He Mistake to
Land Troops ut Shanghai.
London, Aug. 9, 4a. m Beyond the offi
cial news given out yesterday the morn
ing papers contain no direct information
of importance from China.
Thanks to the dispatches of Sir Claude
MacDonald and Rear Admiral Bruce, there
is a general disposition to take a more
hopeful view of the situation.
The report of the appointment of Field
Marshal Count von Waldersee as com
mander-in-chief of the international forces
meets with general approval.
The Rome correspondent of the Daily
Mail announces the reception there of offi
cial dispatches from the Italian
minister in Pekin, asserting that
he left Pekin on July 31,
presumably for Tien Tsin. This, however,
is so utterly at variance with the action
and intentions of the other ministers
heard fro n that it seems almost incredi
ble. If true, it opens up an interesting
field of speculation concerning the fate of
the Italian repersentative.
The Chinese legation believes that the
members of the foreign legation® have not
left Pekin, but that they will do so.
The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily
News, wiring pesterday, says:
“United States Consul Goodnow strong
ly opposes Admiral Seymour’s intention to
land 3,000 troops, on the ground that such
an act would not be warranted by the
circumstances, and would be likely to cre
ate trouble. M. Bezaure, the French con
sul, agrees to the arrangement, but says
that if the British land forces the French
will do likewise. The Austrians also will
land men. My personal opinion is that
the landing of troops here at the present
moment would be a grave mistake.”
ANSWER DEMANDED AT ONCE.
Peremptory Message Has Been Sent
to Chinese Government.
Washington, Aug. B.—While there is
talk of the probable action of the United
States government in the Chinese matter
and some discussion of the possibilities of
an extra session of Congress to deal with
the whole situation, it is very likely that
nothing will be done until additional in
formation is received from China.
The tenor of the message sent to Consul
General Goodnow this morning, and which
he is expected to communicate to the Chi
nese authorities, was such as to necessi
tate an answer at once. The authorities
here are now awaiting that reply.
It is stated that President McKinley will
not return to Washington until next week,
when he will be accompanied by rMs. Mc-
As to the possibility of an extra session
of Congress it was said by a prominent
official that such a sessionfwas improba
ble. The situation, he said, is one of rep
cue, and were Congress in session now it
could not get additional troops to China
in time to participate in the entrance to
THE BATTLE AT PEI TSANG.
Americans Snppnrteil the Japanese
hat Hail no Lasses.
Washington. Aug. B—The war depart
ment hos received the following cable
gram from Gen. Chaffee: *
“Che Foo. Adjutant General, Washing
ton, Aug. 5.—P0l Tsang handsomely taken
early this morning by Japanese troops,
supported by English and Americans. Ja
panese loss considerable; English slight;
Americans none. Ground very limited. In
morning American troops occupied rear
position which was to form turning move
ments, but were urab e to form In line.
We wll cress Pei Ho to left bank to
morrow morning and move on Yang Tsun.
Consul at Che Foo furnished copy dis
patch from Tsung LI Yamen, which he
has cabled. “Chaffee,”
REPLY TO MINISTER CONGER.
No Expense Will Be Spared to Get
the Message to Him,
Washington ,Aug. B.—A reply has been
sent to Minister Conger by the State De
partment to the message received from
him late yesterday. It advises him of the
a|>proach of the relief column and exhorts
him to be of good cheer.
The dispatch was sent direct to Minister
Conger at Pekin and a duplicate of it to
Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai.
Goodnow was directed to spare no pains or
expense to get the mesasge to Mr. Con
The message is In cipher and intended to
test the assertion of the Chinese edicts
that free cipher communication would be
SAFE CONDUCT OF MINISTERS.
Imperial Edict as to Their Escort to
Washington, Aug. 8 —The Chinese min
ister has received a copy of the Imperial
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SAVANNAH, GA„ THURSDAY, AUGUST 0, 1<)00.
GAYNOR CASE AGAIN
TWIGGS' DIFFICILTIBS IN SECUR
AN EFFORT TO BUY HIM OFF.
REFUSED GAYNOR’S OFFER TO
PREVENT HIS BIDDING.
Secured a Contract and Lost $2,000
on Account of Exactions Which
Were Placed Upon if ni—Said Gay
nor Failed lo Pnrehnse Stone From
Him as Agreed—Restrictions Plac
ed on Kim Were Not Put on the
New York, Aug. S.—The hearing in the
proceedings for the removal of John F.,
William T. t and E. H. Gaynor and Ben
jamin D. Greene, accused of conspiring
to defraud the government, to the juris
diction of the Georgia federal courts, was
resumed to-day before Commissioner
Albert J. Twiggs, a Georgia contractor,
the first witness called, said some con
tracts were awarded to him by Capt.
Carter on the Savannah river, but that
he was so hampered that he was unable
to carry them out. The work was given
to the Gaynor company and the restric
tions that had hampered him were with
After that, the witness said, he had a
talk with John Gaynor and they agreed
to divide the work and let the Gaynors
get the contracts. Mr. Gaynor paid him
SiCO fer the concession. That was in 1892.
In 1893, Mr. Twiggs testified, John Gay
nor offered him SI,OOO not to bid for a cer
tain contract. He refused the offer and
underbid the contracting company S4OO.
The contract was awarded to him.
The witness sad that Capt. .Carter de
clined to accept work from him, although
he had personally accepted exactly simi
lar work from the Gaynors, built under
like specifications and by the same work
men. Mr. Twiggs testified that under the
methods pursued by Capt. Carter it was
impossible to carry out the contract at a
profit and he lost $2,(00. Mr. Erwin said
that was part of the conspiracy between
Capt. Carter and the Gaynors to keep all
oth*:r contractors out cf the field.
Failed in the Contract.
Under cross-examination the witness
said when Gaynor gave him the SSOO. about
which he had testified, Gaynor also agreed
to purchase from him all the stone needed
to carry out the contract. He had no writ
ten agreement to that effect and never re
ceived any written order for stone.
Since the contract, which he refused to
forego for SI,OOO and upon which he sub
sequently lost $2,000, the witness said he
had made no bids on government work.
When he made that contract, he said,
he knew it could not be completed in the
time set, but he did not expect to be held
to the time limit. Other contractors had
been liberally treated in that respect. He
applied for an extension of time twice. It
was granted both time® on the recommen
dation of Capt. Carter. At the expiration
of the time set by the second extension
the work was still unfinished and a sup
plementary agreement was made under
which the government completed the work.
That agreement, suggested by Capt. Car
ter, saved the witness the forfeiture of all
he had expended on the work. The origi
nal contract provided for such forfeiture
in case the work was not done within the
time limit set.
The district attorney promised to have
the government’s side of the case all in
within two clays.
The hearing will be resumed to-morrow.
TOTAL ABSTINENCE UNION.
Thirtieth Annanl Convention In
Session in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Aug. B.—The thirtieth an
nual convention of the Catholic Abstein
ance Union of America began here to-day,
and will continue until Friday.
About 300 delegates are In attendance
from nearly every state In the Union.
Previous to the business session solemn
pontificial mass was celebrated at the
cathedral by Archbishop Ryan. The ser
mon was preached by Mgr, T J. Conaty,
rector of the Catholic University at Wash
A communication was received from
Archbishop Martinelli. papal delegate,
placing the stamp of his approval on the
work of the union.
The convention decided to send a cable
gram to the Poire giving a summary of
the work of the union during the thirty
years of its existence and asking the
papal b nedictlon.
At the afternoon ses.-lon the report of
the president, Bbhop Tierney of Hart
ford, was read by the secretary. It recom
mended action on the proposed federation
of Catholic societi s. the alleged desecra
tion of churches in the Philippines, the
Cuban marriage question and the Indian
In the report of Third Vice President
Mrs. L. M. Lake, cf St. Louis, attention
was called to what was said to be the
alarming Increase of drunkenness among
women Several aulhoritie were quoted on
the subject and the tendency was declar
ed to be one fraught with woe to future
gem rations and the subject one deserving
of the most carpful consideration. The
secretary's report showed that the total
membership Is now 81,121.
To-night there was a mass meeting in
(he Academy of Musie, at which Arch
bishop Ryan presided. Addresses were
made by clergymen and laymen promi
nent in the temperance cause.
IN HONOR OF KING HUMBERT.
Italian Society of Norfolk to Hold
Norfolk, Va., Aug. B.—The Italian So
ciety and the Italian Democratlo Club
have decided to hold a Joint service In
memory of the late King Humbert. The
serviec will be held on Thursday. Aug.
18 at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic
Church. There will be a requiem mass
and it will be a solemn and Impressive
occasion. Mayor Johnson and other citi
zens will be invited to attend. The entire
Italian colony will be there. There will
be a street parade with brass bond and
service* at the church. The Italian consul
will be received and escorted to the
TERRIBLE TALES FROM CHINA.
Arrival of a Party of Missionaries
Victoria. B. C., Aug. B.—Among the
passengers on the Empress of Jnpanj
which arrived from the Orient to-day
were twenty-nine missionaries who w’ere
fugities from North China. Many of
them had narrow' escapes.
One of the number, a Miss Hawes, was
in the compound at Wein Shan when It
was attacked by the Boxers. In company
with several others she escaped over a
rear wall by means of a ladder.
Rev. Jonathan Lee and Mrs. Lee, and
Corpl. J. Kennedy and Private Scott, who
are among the Empress’ passengers were
present at the siege of Tien Tsin. Mr.
Lee (sustained a wound during the fight
Stories of atrocities of shocking horror
are related by Kennedy and Scott. Among
them is a tale of the slaughter of 200 help
less coolies who were going up the Pel
Ho on a lighter under an engagement to
do transporting for British parties.
Another harrowing story was related In
connection with the fate of a party of
British, under command of Capt. Bates,
which was cut off from Admiral Sey
mour’s column. According to the account,
the captain and his men were killed by
Lin Chee. It is said that the victims were
hacked to pieces and the reeking tlesh of
the first slain forced into the mouths of
those not yet put to the sword.
The passengers bring a report of the
suicide of Dr. A. Donald Westwater of
Liao Yan, Manchuria, who took her own
life at Arima while suffering from mental
depression caused by exciting experiences
through w'hich she passed while at New
SALVAGE OF THE McI'HERSON.
Conflict of Authority in Getting the
(Copyright, 1900, the Assoclattd Press.)
On board Norwegian steamship Jamaica,
Aug. 5. via Cape Henry, Va.. Aug. B.—The
United States army transport McPherson,
w'hich struck on Windsor Point reef, For
tune Island, Thursday morning, Aug. 2,
at 4 o’clock, succeeded just b.fore high
tide to-day with the assistance of the Nor
wegian tramp steamer Jamaica in putting
water under her keel after fifteen min
utes hard pulling. The Jamaica, it is as
sumed, captures big salvage money. The
transport is uninjured.
The McPherson was three miles east of
her course when she grounded. The sec
ond officer was on the bridge, and the
night was dark and squally. Both troops
and crew showed excellent discipline. The
foimer were landed with considerable dif
ficulty on the island, which is about a
mile from the reef. The cargo was dis
charge and as rapidly as pcss.ble.and at each
h gh t de the transport made an effort to
pull off witn tackle on the anchors as
tern. The Atlas liner Alone made two
unsuccessful attempts to relieve her.
A conflict of auhority occurred between
Capt. Burns, navigating master of the Mc-
Pherson, and Maj. Hutchins, quartermas
ter. The latter objection to throwing the
pig-iron ballast overboard, he being ac
countable for the same, but ultimately
Maj. Borden assumed responsibility in the
matter, in order to lighten the ship, and
ordered the ballast thrown overboard.
Another dispute arose over contracts
with passing ships. Cap. Burns wished
to use every effort regardless of expense
and Maj. Hutchins insisted on doing every
thing to economize.
PARLIAMENT HAS ADJOURNED.
Queen's Speech Referred to South
Africa, and China.
London, Aug. B.—Parliament adjourned
to-day after the appropriation bill had
been passed oy both houses.
The Queen’s speech, after stating that
the relations with the Powers of Europe
and America continue friendly and a ref
erence to the establishment of the oom
monwealth of Australia, refer® to the war
in South Africa, saying:
“Believing the continued independence of
the republics to be a constant danger to
the peace of South Africa, I authorized
the annexation of the Free State as a first
step to the union of the races under an
institution which may in time be developed
so as to secure equal rights and privileges
in South Africa.”
Referring to China, the speech from the
“The British and other legations at
Pekin have been unexpectedly attacked
by an insurgent mob, and it is feared
many of their inmates have been mur
dered. How far the -Chinese authorities
are accomplices in this atrocious crime
and whether the British minister s and his
family are among the victims, are mat
ters stiil in uncertainty. The utmost ef
forts will be made by myself and my al
lies to visit with worfhy punishment the
authors of this unexampled crime.”
An innovation in the Queen’s speech
which caused some comment was the
mentioning of America specifically. The
speeches from the throne usually allude
to the Powers generally or to the Euro
APPOINTED AH 111 TIIA TOR.
Uaeation of Sinking of the Kow
filling to He Decided.
London, Aug. B.—United States Ambas
sador Choate has been appointed arbitra
tor between the Britlsji and Chinese gov
ernments In the case of the sinking of tha
British dispatch boat Kow Shing during
the Chlno-Jnpanese war.
The Kow Shing, Capt. Galsworthy, while
conveying Chinese troops, was attacked by
Japanese warships and sunk off Aean.
July 25, 1894. Capt. Galsworthy escaped to
the Japanese but many were killed.
Indlanapollj. Ind., Aug. B.—The notifica
tion exercises of the National Monetary
League will not take place during the pres
ent meeting as Intended. This was an
nounced to-night by W. S. Jennings, can
didate for Governor of Florida, and a mtm.
ber of the Notification Committee.
No More Fever at llocas del Toro.
Washington, Aug. B.—Acting Assistant
Surgeon H. B. Mohr, of the Marine Hos
pital Service, In a cablegram here to
day. says there have been no yellow fever
developments at Bocas del Toro, Colom
bia. since July 28, when three cases had
Three Deaths on the Sherman.
Ban Francisco, Aug. The transport
Sherman has been released from quaran
tine. Three deaths occurred on the voy
age, as follows: Maj. Thomas Evans,
Forty-ninth Infantry; Henry Grosman,
private, Thirtieth Infantry; Herman Ban
land of tha quartermaster's department.
IS YOUNG TINDALL MURDERER OF
FATHER AND SISTER f
OR VICTIM OF SUSPICION?
EVIDENCE OF lilts CRIMINALITY
SAID TO BE STRONG
But He Writes n Wonderfully Tender
mid Pathetic Letter to His Sweet
heart Asserting Ills Innocence.
Seemed Indifferent to tle Death of
Roth of His Near Relatives—Begs
His Sweetheart Not to Desert Him
Irwinton, Ga., Aug. B.—The evidence
against James Tindall, the 16-year-old boy
who Is in jail here for killing his father
with poison last week, makes a very
strong caee against the lad. At first he
had the sympathy of every one. and no
one was willing to believe that a youth of
hig tender years could be guilty of such
a horrible crime as ho is accused of. But
to-day there Is a mass of evidence against
him, and even his uncle and near rela
tives have doubts of his innocence.
About ten days ago this boy shot and
killed his 10-year-old sister. At first It
was believed that it was an accident, hut
it now seems that it was willful murder.
The mother and father were absent from
home, and the boy broke open his father ®
trunk and helped himself to peach brandy.
The little girl told him that she would
tell his father, and he, with an oath, Is
supposed to have shot and instantly killed
her. He claimed that It was an accident,
and it was accepted as true. Since the
death of the father a different version of
the affair has leaked out.
Death of tlie Father.
A few days after the death of the little
girl, the father, W'ho was in ill health,
took a dose of medicine which he had been
taking for some time, and in a few min
utes went into convulsions and died in a
very short while. An inquest was held,and
the evidence before the coroners Jury
showed that this boy had bought a dose
of poison that morning, saying that he
wished to poison rats. The father's
stomach was sent to Atlanta and analyzed
and showed that the same kind of poison
the hoy had bought caused the death.
It was also shown that the lad had told
Ms sweetheart the night before that his
father had whipped him for going to see
her so often, and that if she would keep
quiet that she would hear some serious
trouble at his home before many days.
When his father was a corpse, he show
ed the utmost indifference, and because
someone did something lo displease him,
he said that If anyone fooled with him
:hat there would be another dead man
stretched out in a few minutes.
He ia small far h s age, but a very in
telligent boy. He does not appear to care
for his confinement and acts as if he has
never had ar.y troub e in his life. He
sp aks of the death of his fath< r and sis
ter with the indifference of an utter
strarger. He det ies his g.illt and says that
hi will come clear as sxn as court con
venes. He has no one to assist him In his
trouble, as all his relatives repudiate him.
A TouHiliiu Letter.
There Is but one thing that touches his
heart and that is the little girl he claims
ns his sweetheart. Your correspondent
read a letter he wrote io her, and it spems
strange that one so void of love for his
own kin, could p n sfieh a note so full
of love and feeling. In a cramped boyish
hand and poor grammar he penned her the
“My Dear Sweetheart: A few days ago
I was a free lad. at heme with my loved
tnes, enjoying the sweet pleas
ure of your confidence and
love, hut to-day I am a prisoner, the in
mate of a murderer's cell, charged with
the death of my poor little sister and my
kind-hearted father. There are no loving
hands to tend me in my sorrow; no eyes
look upon me, save those of the curious
and unsympathetic, who stand and gaze
upon me as upon some wicked demon.
There are no words of comfort or consola
tion spoken, and I only hear the rk-uel
words of condemnation ns I am denounced
as a vile and guilty wretch. And In this
dark and dreary dungeon, where the sun
light never comes, no music greets me
save the grating of the Iron bars when
the Jailer comes to admit someone to look
upon my wretchedness.
Says He la Inifoeent.
"A short while ago, when I was with
thee, when I had a-little sister and a lov
ing father, little did I think that it would
soon he thus! Sister dead, father buried,
and I locked behind the prison bars! O,
God, have mercy on an innocent child!
Thou knowest that I am guiltless of this
horrible crime. How could I have killed
my little sister and poisoned my father,
who raised me?
"Oh. my sweetheart, come and give me
one word of comfort. Do not desert me
now when all other's have turned their
backs' upon me. but come, oh come, anil
bring a ray of sunshine and one spark
of hope to this dark and lonesome cell!
They tell me that ycu, too, hav forsaken
rre! But I cannot—will not believe that
you will ever for.-.nke the boy who loves
you so, and who is being persecuted as I.
“I may be trl-d and convieted. I may
hear the awful rertenc* of death' pro
nounced upon me. and ril • uron the gat
lows. But God will know, atiel I want you
to km w, that an Innocent lad paid an un
Then, In that chlld-llke s mpliclty, he
closed with that little prayer, “Now I lay
me down to sleep.”
CANADIANS GET TEN YEARS.
Collected Arms nnd Resold Them to
the ll urgtiers.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. B.—The military de
partment stated to-day that Pearce and
Hopkins of "A” squad of the Royal
Canadian Dragoons, Toronto, who were
under Col. Leasard In the second contin
gent In South Africa, were tried and sen
tenced to ten years penal serltude for col
lecting arms from the burghers and re
selling them to the Doers. Death Is the
maximum penalty for this offense.
D. A. TOMPKINS APPOINTED.
President Puts Him on the Indus
Washington, Aug. I.—The President has
appointed Daniel A. Tompkins of North
Carolina a member of the Industrial Com
mission to succeed Ellison A. Hmythe, re
signed. Mr. Tompkins Is lnrgely identified
with the cotton interests of the South,
and Is one e>f the principal owners of tbe
ARRESTED AS AN ANARCHIST.
llrime In Said to Have Threatened to
Throw a Romh.
Richmond. Va.. Aug. B.—Alex Brasce. an
Italian, about 30 years of age, a marble
cutter by trade, is a prisoner nt the sec
ond police station on the charge of being
n suspicious character.
Detectives arrested the man this morn
ing on the complaint of a committee of
prominent Italians, who declared that
Brasce was an anarchist, and that he had
made a threat to throw a l>omb Into the
cathedral to-morrow while the memorial
services in respect to the King Humbert
were being celebrated.
Brasce can hardly make himself un
derstood, but to a reporter he tried to
make it plain to-day that he was not
The gentlemen who have the celebra
tion in honor of King Humbert in charge
were informed yesterday that an anarchist
was- in the city and that he had been
making threats. It was said that he de
clared that he did not care if the King
had been killed; in fact that he knew' the
monarch was to die, anil that he knew the
date and time in advance. It was also
charged that Brasce had asserted that a
bomb would be thrown into the cathedral
to-morrow and that another would be
til row n into the parade.
Thief Howard heard the complaint of
the Italian citizens and the Chief of De
tectives was sent for and after hearing the
report assigned detectives to the case with
instructions to arrest the man and bring
him to headquarters.
letter It was said that Brasce had been
at the anarchist meeting in Paterson, N.
J.. at the lime of the drawing of lots to
kill the King. It is also charged now
that Brasce has been trying to'organize an
anarchist band here.
The man bears a striking resemblance to
the pictures; printed of Breed, the assas
sin of King Humbert, and the similarity of
the names has led many of the local
Italians to think that the two men are
CAPTURED BY THE BO ERA.
Lord Roberta Fenra for the Eland’s
London, Aug. B.—Lord Roberts fears
that the Eland’s river garrison has been
captured after ten days’ resistance. The
war office has received from him tho fol
“Pretoria. Aug. 7.—Delarey, hearing of
lan Hamilton’s approach toward Rusten
berg and seeing that he had no chance of
capturing Baden-Powell, hurried off to
Eland’® river. Hamilton reported that
firing in the Eland’s river direction ceased
yesterday and that Lieut. Col. Hoare’s
garrison had evidently been captured.
“Hamilton left Rustcnberg this morning,
bringing Baden-Powell*s force with him.
"DeWet commenced crossing tho Vaal
river yesterday. Kitchener Is now mov
ing in pursuit. Methuen, on the right
bank of the Vaal. has evidently come Into
contact with DeWet*• advance guard, as
guna were heard by Kitchener this morn
NO NEW CASES AT TAMPA.
In Fact n Search fins Not Revealed
Any Suspicious Illness.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 8 —“Nothing new"
was the extent of State Health Officer
Porter s official announcemerit of the sit
The passing of another day without de
velopments has confirmed tho belief of
the public that the trouble Is over.
The. house-to-house Inspection has up to
to-night covered marly one-half of the
city. No suspicious illness of any charac
ter has been discovered. The surgeons
have found revcral loca ities in very had
sani ary condition, and have put the city
authorities promptly to work cleaning
Wednesday, Aug. 15, Is unofficially given
as the date when the restrictions will be
EXTRADITION OF NEELY.
Judge Lacomhe Will Probably Issne
the Order Aug. 13.
New York, Aug. B.—Judge laicombe of
the United States Circuit Court to-day
rendered an opinion which Indicates that
an order for the extradition of Charles
W. F. Neely to the Cuban authorities will
be signed on Aug. 13.
The latter part of the document says;
“Tile evidence hows probable cause to
believe that the prisoner Is guilty of the
offense defined In the act of June 8, 1900,
and which is also a violation of the crim
inal laws In force In Culm, and upon such
evidence he will be held for extradition.
"Two obsiacles to his extradition now
exist. He has been admitted to boll In
this court upon a criminal charge of
bringing Into this district funds embez
zled In another district. He has also been
arrested in a civil action brought In this
court to recover 145,000 which. It Is al
leged, he has converted. When both of
these proceedings shall have (men discon
tinued the order In extradition will be
signed. This may be done on Aug. 13, at
11 o'clock, a. m.”
MAC AHTHI It MUY SEND MEN.
He Is Iteaily to Send Troops to Chinn
In an Emergency,
Washington, Aug. B.—The critical situ
ation developed here to-day by the receipt
of the Conger message give rise to a num
ber of rumors of renewed military activ
It can be stated on the authority of the
Secretary of War that no actual steps
have been taken, but It Is understood that
acting on u precautionary message ad
dressed to him some time ago, Gen. Mac-
Arthur lias so arranged matters In Luzon
as to have a considerable body of troops
on which he can draw in an emergency
should there be a sudden and Imperative
need to send them to reinforce the Inter
national column In China.
Cut In Imborers’ Wages.
Muncie, Ind., Aug. B.—To-day the Re
public Iron Company posted notice In their
nut nnd bolt works here to the effect that
skilled laborers must suffer a 15 per cent,
cut In their wages, as the selling price
of Iron has dropped hack to S7Vk cents per
hundred In Plitsburg. These are 1893-91
price*. Three hundred workmen are
Non of Nobleman Extradited.
Ban Francisco, Aug. B.—United States
Commissioner Peacock yesterday ordered
that Julian T. Biddolph Arnold, second so
of Sir Edward Arnold, be extradited to
England for trial on a charge of etnheg
DAILY, $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 8-TIMEB-A-WEEK.fi A YEAR
DEMOCRATS’ BIG DAY
BRYAN AND STEVENSON NOTIFIED
GATHERED AT INDIANAPOLIS
THOUSANDS HEARD THE FAMOUS
STAND %KD REARER.
Imperialism W> His Theme amt
Clearly Did He Handle It— Er
ror* of the Republican Policy of
Forcible Annexation of Blatant
Terri tor > —Hry an Said He Would
Call Congress to Undo Evil In Plill*
i|> pinen—Mr. Stevenson's Response.
Indianapolis, Aug. B.—William J. Bryan
and Adlai E. Stevenson were to-day, in
this city, officially and formally notified of
thtir nominations by the Democrats at
the recent Kansas City Convention, to the
offices, respectively, of President and Vic#
President of the UnPed Siatts.
The ceremony was made the occasion
of a demonstration with which the Dem
ocrats may be fairly said to have begun
(heir national campaign.
The notification occurred In the Military
Paik, a beautiful shaded tract of ground
in the center of the city. The park con
tains probably thirty acres of ground, and
U was well covered with people. In the
vicinity of the tqxaker’H stand the crowd
was very dens *. Probably a majority of
thm were residents of Indianapolis, but
many were from other portions of In
diana, while many also came from dis
tant states. ,
There was also quite a general gather
ing of the membeis of the Democratiq
National Committee, while, of course, the
mevnbt m of the two committees appoint
ed to make the official notifications were
also present. The occasion was, therefore,
regarded as of national political import
The ceremony was preceded by a parade
through the principal streets of the city,
which was participated in by a number of
visiting and lotUl Democratic clubs. These
acted as an escort to tho notification party
and the cavalcade was- an Imposing one.
The meeting began a few minutes after
3 o’clock and concluded nt 5:40 p. m. Flva
speeches were made. Mayor Taggart of
Indianapolis adding a welcoming address
to the notification speeches of Represen
tative Richardson and Gov. Thomas, and
the responses made by Mr. Bryan and Mr*
Discomfort From the Heat.
The weather was hot, but toward tho
close of the ceremonies a slight breeze
alleviated to some extent the suffering oc
casioned by the high temperature. At one
time it appoqred h if ac.tual suffocation
might be the result of the terrible crowd
ing in front of the stand from which th#
ceremonies occurred, but beyond a few
fainting attacks and much personal dis
comfort, no evil resulted.
The platform on which the speeches
were made was elevated about six feel
above the park lawn and upon It sat the
candidate# and their families, and tha
members of the National Committee and
of the two notification committees, as well
as a few invited guests. Mr. Bryan sat
near the center of the stage, Just to tha
left of Chairman Jones, who presided. Mrs.
Bryan and William, Jr., occupied adjoining
chairs. Mr. and Mrs. Btevenson also sat
In the same group, as did Mrs. Benalor
Jonen, Congressman Richardson and Got.
and Mrs. Thomas.
Mayor Taggart's Welcome.
The meeting was called to order in a
brief speech of welconje by Mayor Taggart
of this city, who said:
"Mr. Chairman of the National Com
mittee and Gentlemen of the Notification
Committee: It Is a great pleasure to me
to have the opporlunity to welcome to th
Capital City of the great state of Indiana
the gentlemen who are with us to-day; and
also this vast concourse of llherty-lovlng
people, who have come from various
places to witness the ceremonies here to
take place. I desire on behalf of the peo
ple of Indianapolis, regardless of party,
to extend to you a hearty and cordial wel.
come. We have a liberal and generous
population which does not allow partisan
politics to Interfere with the spirit of hos
pitality and, therefore, you may be sura
that the words of welcome which I utter
are not mere words of formality, but that
they represent the hearts and feelings of
the people of Indianapolis and of Indiana.
“It may not be out of place on this oc
casion to remind you that you are in th*
home of Thomas A, Hendricks, Isaac P.
Gray and other wheelhorses of the an
cient Democracy—men who were the great
leaders of ihr great Democratic party in
times past— m* n who are gathered to their
last resting place. There is also the name
of another great Democrat who was as
sociated with the great leaders of the
I arty In other years—the Hon. David Tur
tle. It is the wish of every citizen o t
this stato that this grand old man may
yet be spared long to serve h!e country.
Democracy of lalluna.
“You are in a city and in a state whose
Democracy Is true and Is prepared to taka
Its full part In the winning of the victory
this year which will make William Jen
nings Bryan President cf the United
States. (Loud cheering.) The Democracy
of the state cf Indiana with our faithful
allies, the liberty bving people of this
country, hate come and are comlhg with
us dally to march by our side to win this
victory. They are Intensely Interested this
year In the Issues that have arisen and
(hey believe In reverencing the flag and
also believe In reverencing the conatttu
t en and the principles of the Declaration
of Independence,dear to every true Amer
ican heart. They arc for the flag of the
Union and all for which It stands, and
be ieve that It shou'd be a constant re
mh and r of the doctrine that all govern
ments derive their Just powers from the
consent of the governed. They believe
that the pre?nt administration Is In fa.
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