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J. H. ESTILT President.
V| CTORY 0F ALLIES
(THEY TOOK YABKJ TSUN THIRTY
MILES FROM TIEY TSIN.
WAS CHINESE STRONGHOLD.
AI UGS HAD NEED OF IT FOR A
RASE OF OPERATIONS.
SIXTY AMERICANS WOUNDED.
MOST OF OIR CASUALTIES FROM
Chnffee Does Not Say Whether
Any American* W ere Killed—Many
Prostrated From Heat and
Fatigue—Looks as if This* Is Not
the Advance but a Reeonnofsauce
in Force—Our Ultimatum to China
Made Public—lt Makes Strong De
Washington, Aug. 9.—The capture of
Tong Tsun, the final objective point of
the international forces, was the supreme
ti* ws of importance received to-day on the
The first word of this capture, effected
last Monday, came in a brief dispatch to
the eignai office at the war department
f’om Col. Scriven, the signal officer at
Che Foo, saying:
"Che Foo, Aug. 9.—To Signals, Wash
ington: Aug. 6, Yang Tsun captured to
day. Wire up. Need own transportation.
Ail well. "Scriven."
Half an hour after this message, a ca
blegram came from Gen. Chaffee, giving
additional details of the capture and show
ing that it had been at the cost of about
sixty casualties among the American
troops. Gen. Chaffee’s dispatch is as fol
"Yang Tsun. Aug. 6.—Yang Tsun occu
pied -to-day. Wounded Second Lieutenant
Frank R. Long, Ninth Infantry, moderate;
casualties about sixty men-, Ninth United
Slates Infantry; Fourteenth United States
Infantry and Battery F, Fifth United
States Artillery. Nearly all from Four
teenth Infantry. Names later. Many
men prostrated, heat and fatigue.
Wiir Have 50,000 Men.
Hardly lees important was a dispatch
from Gen. Terauchi, second in command
on the Japanese staff, sent to the war of
fice of Japan, and transmitted to he lega
tion here, stating that the international
army would total 50.000 men on Aug. 15, at
which time the real advance on Pekin
Gen. Terauchl's dispatch stated that on
the 4th, when it was forwarded, the ad
vance had not yet begun. This was at
first incomprehensible, in view of the fact
that fighting has actually occurred. But
the later statement that the international
force would total 50.000 men on the 15th ap
pears to make clear Gen. Terauchi’s
meaning and to reconcile it with Gen.
The present movement of some 16,000
men, doubtless, is viewed in the light of
a reconnoissance in force, the main
movement of the army of 50,000 to follow
on the loth. This makes clear the mean
ing of Gen. Chaffee’s dispatch that Yang
Tsun was the objective point.
To He Used n* a name.
The war department here has been con
e derably puzzled over this statement of
an objective point, far short of Pekin.
It would appear, however, from Gen. Te
rauchi’s dispatch that the 'first force of
16.000 men having opened up communica
tions to Yang Tsun. brought forward sup
plies and established this advance base,
the way would then be clear for the ad
vance of the larger force cn the 15th. The
capture of Yang Tsun is therefore an
important strategic branch of the fast
maturing military plans. The place is
about eighteen miles beyond Tien Tsin
and little less than quarter of the way
Col. Scriven's statement: “Wire up” con
tains much meaning as it is accepted as
showing that there is direct telegraphic
communication with the at my in the field.
Aside from the assurance this gives of
e peedy transmission of news from the
front, it gives the additionpl assurance
that the line of communication is intact
back to the first base of operations.
The capture of Yang Tsun on the day
following the battle of Pei Tseng is re
garded as a highly successful military
achievement, especially in view of the
fart that it was looked upon as a strong
-1 old whose capture might give the for
eigners considerable trouble.
Our Demand lpon Chinn.
Aside from the military developments
of the day, the diplomatic aspect of the
• riels was made more clear by the publi
cation of the demand made by the United
States on the Imperial government of
China and transmitted to Minister Wu
iar>t evening. The document is as fol
“W* are availing ourselves of the op
portunity offered by Ihe imperial edict
°f the sth of August, allowing to the
foreign ministers free communication with
their respective governments in cipher,
and have sent a communication to Minis
ter Conger, to which we await an an
"We are already advised by him, in a
brief dispatch received Aug. 7. that Im
perial troop* are firing dally upon the
tnlniatera In Pekin. W'e demand the im-
Jlatemital) ITlornimj Kotos'.
mediate cessation of hostile attacks by
imperial 'troops upon the legations and
urge the exercise of every power and
energy of the imperial government for
the protection of the legations and all
•'YVe are also advised by the same dis
patch from Minister Conger that, in his
opinion, for the foreign ministers to leave
Pekin as proposed in the edict of Aug. 2,
would be certain death. In view of the
fact that the imperial troops are now
firing upon the legations, and in view of
the doubt expressed by the imperial gov
ernment in its edict of Aug. 2 as to its
power to restore order and secure absolute
safety in Pekin, it is evident that this ap
prehension is well founded, for if your
government cannot protect our minister
in Pekin, it will presumptively be unable
to protect him upon a Journey from Pekin
to the coast.
Urged to Join In Belief.
"YVe therefore urge upon the imperial
government that it shall adopt the course
suggested in the third clause of the let
ter of the President to his majesty the
Emperor of China on July 23, 1900, and
enter into communication with the relief
expedition so that co-operation may be
secured between them for the liberation
of the legations, the protection of foreign
ers and the restoration of order. Such
action on the part of the imperial govern
ment would be a satisfactory demonstra
tion of its friendliness and desire to at
tain these ends. Alvey A. Adee,
"Department of State, YVashington,
Aug. 9, 1900."
Minister YVu worked assiduously on the
mesasge during to-day, translating it first
from English to Chinese and then from
Chinese into the cipher code of China.
Owing to the gravity of the document,
this work required scrupulous exactness,
but it is probable that it is by this time
on its way to government.
The various foreign representatives ill
the city showed keen interest in this
latest move by the United States and call
ed at the Sate Department to inquire con
cerning it. They were furnished' copies
of the demand and in an informal manner
expressed their approval of whai had been
done. This action by the United S(ate3
was taken solely on its own responsibility,
without consulting other Powers as to the
advisability of the demand.
Differ* From an Ultimatum.
The use of the word "demand" in the
American note thoroughly indicates Tue
urgency of the message. In the technical
pa-rlance of diplomacy it differs from an
ultimatum which usually fixes a date or
sets a time within which there must be
compliance, the lack of compliance dur-
the stated time being ground for
war. While a demand Is less specific as
to time of compliance, it none the less
asserts a positive right which the gov
ernment will enforce if the right be not
Owing to the difficulties of communica
tion with Pekin, it 4s expected that some
days must elapse before an answer can
be received and there is a disposition to
grant all reasonable time for this trans
British Troop* nt Shnnjf liaf.
Late in the day the state department re
ceived an important dispatch from Consul
General Goodnow at Shanghai, announc
ing the landing of British troops at that
point. The Consul General did not state
that he had protested against this action,
and the state department judged from this
that no protest would have been made
by him in the absence of instructions. He
stated, however, that the merchants of
the city strongly disapproved the landing
of the British troops, fearing that it would
incite the anti-foreign Chinese to hostili
The government at Washington has
taken no action in the nature of a pro
test, and it is stated officially that no
such action will be taken. On the con
trary the United States government rec
ognizes the right of any power
to protect its citizens or their
interests when they are supposed
to be in jeopardy. As Indicative of this
policy it is stated in the highest official
quarter that if the United States citizens
at Amoy, China, were reported to be in
danger, this government would maintain
its right promptly to send an armed force
for their protection. This right of protec
tion claimed by the United States is con
ceded to be open lo a 1 Powers alike.
At the same time the state department
recognizes that there is a question of
wisdom involved in this particular land
ing of troops. As to whether our govern
ment would express any doubt upon the
wisdom of the movement the officials de
cline positively to say.
Situation Mucli Improved.
Secretary Hoot regards the situation
both from a military and diplomatic point
of view as much improved. The promise
of cipher communication with the minis
ters in Pekin, together with the advance
of the international forces toward that
city 1b believed to have correlative signifi
cance. It Is also belie v- (1 that the resist
ance made by the Chinese has not been
and will not be as great as anticipated by
some authorities who said that the Chi
nese force consisted of the best of their
The movement on Yang Tsun is In ac
cordance with information contained in
the dispatch from Gen. Chaffee, which
was r.ot made public, and also in a dis
patch which was made public after Pel
Tsang had been taken.
It Is the expectation of the officials of
the war department that the present re
eonnoissance in force will continue, al
though nothing is said as coming from
Gen. Chaffee to that efTect.
NEARLY 200 WERE KILLED.
Heavy Fighting and Severe bosses
l,y the Allied Troops In the
Capture of Yang Tsun.
London, Aug. 10. 4a. m.—ln the cap
ture of Yang Tsun the losses of the allies,
according to a dlepatoh to the Daily Ex
press from Che Foo, dated Aug. 8, pur
porting to Rive an account of that en
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1000.
SHOULD BE ORGANIZED IS BVBRI
CITV AMI TOWN AT ONCE.
AN ADDRESS TO THE PARTY
W AS ISSUED UPON MR. BRYAN’S AR
RIVAL IN CHICAGO.
The Ciin<l idatoh Cull for United and
Systematic Effort* in Every Sec
tion—Mr. Bryan DisctiNMeri Hl* Fu
ture Pinn* Before Leaving lodlun
n]oli* —tin* Two More Notification
Speeches to Reply to—Populist*
May Name Stevenson.
Chicago, Aug. 9.—VV. J. Bryan, his wife
and son, the Stevenson party, Gov. and
Mrs. Thomas and Thomas S. Martin, ser
geant-at-arms of the National Conven
tion, arrived over the Big Four in this
city at 5:30 p. m. to-day.
Mr. Bryan and party were driven to
the Auditorium, where Mr. Bryan will re
main for several days for the purpose of
consultation with Chairman Jones and
members of the National Committee re
garding the conduct of the campaign.
When Mr. Bryan leaves here he wall go
to his home in Lincoln, where he will
remain during the balance of the month.
To-morrow Mr. Stevenson will proceed
to Lake Minnetonka with his family,
where he will remain for several weeks.
Address to Democrat*.
The following address was Issued to
“To the Democrats of the United States:
The Democratic party and its friends
must meet the forces of corruption and
intimidat on in politics this year by thor
ough organization. A Democratic club or
society should be organiz and in every city,
town, village and precinct in the United
States. Demcciats and all who are in
sympathy with the principles set forth in
the Kansas City platform are earnestly
urged to join in the Democratic clubs.and
when none exist to assist in organizing
them. This work in uniting the forces of
law' and liberty into or.e great systema
tized civic army should he carried on sim
ultaneously in every part of the country
and without delay.
“The friends of the government, accord
ing to the hitherto unchanged American
theory of political equality everywhere
under our flag, cannot afford to be less
zealous or less active than the advocates
of an American colonial empire supported
by rifles. No patriotic citizen can ig
nore the attacks which are being made
upon the very foundations of our present
irreproachable form of government. This
year every citizen should be a politician.
Clubs and societies should at once com
municate with the 'Secretary of the Na
tional Association of Democratic Clubs.
1370 Broadway, New York City,’ so that
the united membership may work system
atically in defense of the republic as the
made it. All Democratic commit
tees, state and local, are requested to aid
the National Association of Democratic
clubs in this work.
“VV. J. Bryan.
“Adlai E. Stevenson.
"James K. Jones.
‘‘Chairman National Democratic Commit
"William R. Hearst,
"President National Association Demo
Stopped at Lebanon, Iml.
At Lebanon, Ind., the only stop of any
duration on the run of the Bryan-Stev
enson party fiom Indianapolis was made.
There the candidates showed themselves
to the crowd which bad a sembled and
shook hands with many. Each of them
speke a few words, hut they were mere
pi- asantf ies. Mr. Bryan said:
“We are just r turning from the notifi
cation meeting and we found the Indiana
people down there not only present in
number, hut they brought their enthu
siasm with them. The work commenced
yesterday will be increased in energy and
vigor until election day and then we ex
pect to hear from Indiana on the matter
of that election."
Mr. Stevenson said:
"I am very much gratified to be able to
inform you gentlemen that Mr. Bryan has
accepted the nomination. It has been a
matter of doubt whether he would or not,
but we have got him on record, and he
To this Mr. Bryan replied:
"But I would not do it until Mr. Stev
enson consented to run with me."
The remarks were accepted by the
crowd with laughter, nnd they cheered
the candidates as the train moved off.
BRYAN LEAVES INDIANAPOLIS.
Ill* Plan* for tlie Near Future In
clude Several Speeches.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Aug. 9W. J. Bryan
and A. E. Stevenson, with their families
and friends, departed for Chicago at 11:45
a. m. to-day.
The Bryan family were entertained last
! night at the home of Mayor Taggart. Mr.
Bryan drove to the Grand Hotel shortly
| after 9 o’clock. He was soon surrounded
j by a crowd. He had not hi rg to say as to
| the pr. bable influence of the notification
| nneting on the Inciiana voters. He regatd-
I(d the meeting as thi- opening of the na
! tijral campaign for his rat ty. Discussing
his plans for the immediate future, Mr.
‘ I have two more notification speeches
to make, my letter of acceptance to Issue,
a speech at the Grand Army encampment
and a speech somewhere on Labor Day.
I don’t know', however, where I shall
sreak on Labor day. I have promised to
cctne h re for the meeting of the Nation
al Association of Democratic Clubs in
September and I shall be present."
He would not say whether he will tour
the conn ry ciur.ng the campaign as he
did in 1896.
A fair sized crowd congregated along
tlie streets leading to the depot to see
the par.y off for Chicago.
TROOPS TO GO WITH HOIIINMON.
Governor Feared Ljneliing of Negro
Churned With Rape.
Atlanta. Aug. 9.—One hundred picked
men from the Fifth RegiQient, Georgia
National Guard, under command of Maj.
Barker, have been selected by Gov. Cand
ler 40 accompany Sam Robinson, a negro
charged with criminal assault upon Mrs.
George Inzer, from this city to Marietta,
to-morrow, where he is to be tried for
the crime. A lynching is feared.
Transport* for Grain.
Washington, Aug. 9.—The quartermas
ter’s department ha* chartered the steam
er Argyle to carry grain from Portland,
Ore., to China and Manila*
HEAVY LOSSES OF ALLIES.
International Suspicion Break* Out
on Account of British Finn to
Land Troop* at Shanghai.
London, Aug. 9.—The flooded country
beyond Pei Tsang adds immeasurably to
the difficulty of the progress of the allies
This news reaches the Shanghai corrre
spondents from Tien Tsin with state
ments to the effect that the situation at
Tien Tsin is again perilous, owing to the
assembling of Chinese troops w’ithin strik
The losses of the allies in the recent
operations are now said to be 1.130 men,
of which number the Russian lost 600,
the Japanese. 410 and 'the British 120.
International suspicion has broken out
among the consuls at Shanghai on ac
count of the determination of the British
to land there a brigade of Indian troops.
It is reported that the French will also
land troops at Shanghai to the number of
1,200 men. While the ministers at Pekin
remain unrelieved, it is not understood
why Great Britain should divert forces
destined for the reflef expedition to gar
rison a place where peace thus far has
A news agency dispatch from Che Foo.
dated Sunday, Aug. 5, says a messenger
from Pekin reports that the Dowager Em
press sent four cartloads of food to the
legations on July 28.
The British foreign office is understood
to have suppressed portions of the last
dispatch of the British Minister at Pekin,
Sir Claude MacDonald, on the ground that
his explicit statements regarding the
quantity of food and ammunition available
might be useful to the enemy.
FRENCH MINISTER CABLES.
Convoy Needed for 800 Foreigner*
and 3,000 Native*.
Faris. Aug. 9.—The foreign office has
rece ved the following dispatch, which
reached here in cipher from M. Pichon,
the French minister at Pekin, via Shang
hai, to-day, Aug. 9, the Pekin date not
"The diplomatic corps has just been
informed by the Chinese gjvernment that
the Powers have rep atedly demanded our
departure from Pekin under escort and
beg us to arrange our departure and fix
a date. We have responded to the Tsung
li-Yamen that we could not leave our
p?sts without ins'ructions from our gov
ernments, to whom we leave the ques
"I should inform you that should we
not depart from Pekin the foreign force*
coming to our rescue should be of suf
ficient number to insure the safety and
convoy of 500 foreigner?, of whom 200 are
women and children, and 50 wounded and
more than 3,000 native Christians whom
we cannot leave to be massacred. In any
case, a Chin so escort shou and not be con
"I hope that my cipher No. 1 dated Aug.
3 has been transmitted."
The dispatch referred to by M. Pichon
has not yet been received at the French
FROM AUSTRIAN MINISTER.
Austro-Hungarian Legation Wan
Burned on June 21.
Vienna, Aug. 9.—The foreign office has
received the following from Dr. A. von
Roslhorn, secretary of the Austrian-Hun
garian legation at Pekin, dated Aug. 4:
"The Austro-Hungarian legation, with
the archives, was burned June 21. Since
June 20 we, with the French detachment,
have been defending the French legation,
which has been bombarded by cannon and
rifle fire. Part of their building wa® de
stroyed by mines. We deplore the losses of
Capt. Thomann and three sailors, killed,
and Boynesburg and two sailors severely
"Since July 26 the Chinese attacks have
not been severe. The Chinese government
wishes to induce us to leave for Tien Tsin
under safe conduct, but until now we have
not fallen in with this offer.’’
W A LDEIIS K E’S A I* I*OINTMENT.
Ollier Power* Seem Willing for Him
to ( oniniund Allies.
Berlin, Aug. 9.—Field Marshal Count von
Waldersee, recently appointed to the su
preme command of the forces in
China and who is looked upon
in some quarters as likely to
bo chosen commander-in-chlef of the
International troops, was interviewed this
evening by the correspondent of the As
sociated Press shortly after hi a arrival
"My appointment," said Gen. von Wal
dersee, "is duo entirely to the initiative
of Emperor William. I shall start for
China, going probably by way of San
Francisco, in a short 4ime. I am fully
•oware of the. great difficulties I shall have
to meet in Chinn, nnd of the extreme del
icacy of my position there; but I ran
only say that I shall do my best to prove
myself worthy of the honor and of the
confidence placed In me by 4he Kaiser.
Countess von Waldersee will accompany
me to the United States."
This evening th field marshal had con
ferenc*s at the others of the general staff
and the minister of war.
It is understood that Emperor William,
some weeks ago, broached the subject of
the chi f command to Count won Walder
.M3e personally, basing his proposal upon
the condition that all the other Powers
should acquiesce in that appointment. As
to this latter point and plomatlc negotiations
have i* en going on during the last few
days. Th.* German foreign office told the
Associated Press correspondent this even
ing that the com nt of the other Powers
had be<n virtually secured to the selec
tion of Count von Waldersee as command*
GERMANY TO MEND MORE MEN.
Her Contingent In China May flench
30,000 hy October
Berlin, Aug. 9 —lt is believed that Ger
many w’lll send another expedition 4o
China, bringing the toral German contin
gent up to 30,000 by the middle of Oc
tober. but neither the foreign office nor
the Minister of War will confirm the re
The first application for naturalization
by a Chinaman was made here to-day.
The appHe&nrt is a merchant of twtnty-
Xour years’ residence.
ITALY’S DEAD MONARCH LAID TO
REST IN PANTHEON.
HIS PEOPLE GRIEF STRICKEN.
YOUNG KING FOLLOWED ON FOOT
WITH HEAD ERECT.
Crowd* Lined the Route of the
Funeral Proce*ion, Their Eye*
Dimmed W ith Tear*—A|plan *e and
Attempt* to Aeelnim the New King
Were IteprenMed Solemn mid
Touehang Scene* Within tlie
Church—Mnweagni Led the Choir.
Rome, Aug. 9—The train bearing the
r mains of the late King of Italy which
left Monza at 4:28 p. m. y<sterday accom
panied by the Duke of Aosta, the Count
of Turin and the Duke of Oporto, arrived
here at 6:30 a. m. to-day.
Immediately af er that hour ten non
commissioned officers of cuirassiers car
ried the casket containing the body of
King Humbert from the funeral train to
the large hall of the ra in-ad station
which had been transformed into a chap
el, hung with sable draperhs with gold
The first chapla n of the court, assisted
by a number of priests, pronounced the
absolution and the cortege started for
the Pantheon. The immense space sur
rounding the railroad station was entire
ly filled with people and as the casket was
borne into the op n air a touching and
irrp sing spectacle was witnessed. All
those present uncovered and remained
bar. headed while the procession was in
view. After the casket had been placed
on a gun carriage King Victor Emman
uel 111 tcok his place at the head of the
princes who followed the remains.
The gun carriage bearing the casket was
drawn by six horses and was surrounded
by officers and functionaries! of the civil
and military houses of the roy.il princes
and of the late King, and was immediate
ly preceded by the late King’s first gen
eral aide-de-camp, Avogadro des Contes
di Quinto, on horseback, bearing the sword
of tlie late King.
Many People Shed Tear*.
As the body of the dead monarch was
borne along towards the Pantheon, many
of those present in the crowded streets
showed by their emotion the true worth
at which he was held, for tears were
streaming down their faces.
When the head of the procession reached
the Pantheon an enormous crowd occu
pied every available space. All the ad
jacent streets and the windows, balco
nies and terraces in the vicinity were also
filled with spectators. Not a whisper of
conversation interrupted the solemnity
of the scene, and the multitude remained
in respectful silence with uncovered
The streets through which the proces
sion passed were draped with black, and
along the route poles were erected cov
ered with cypres* branches and with
strings of p:\Jms emwined with black hunt
ing stretching ecrose the streets. Innum
erable flags were displayed at half mast,
and the funeral decorations which hung
from the windows were universal.
During the march of the pYocession sev
eral crushes occurred. Among those pres
ent in the crowd on the Via Dei Serpenti,
twenty persons received slight wounds and
thirty others were bruised.
Young King’* Dignity.
The procession marched in perfect order
and at a slow pace. King Victor Em
manuel, who was on foot, bore himself
with dignity and carried his head high.
The groups of officers in full uniform
gave great brilliancy to the cortege. No
less than 650 senators and deputies took
part in the procession, many Radicals and
Republicans being among the number.
During the march many flowers were
thrown from the windows on the pass
The whole portico of the Pantheon,
where the processions arrived at 9:15 a. m.
formed a veritable flower bed of wreaths
and flowers there, deposited.
At some points attempts were made to
acclaim the new King, but such loyal ex
clamations and applause were repressed,
as the solemn silence which prevailed
along nearly the whole route more clearly
expressed the profound grief of the peo
When the casket reached the Pantheon
ten non-commissioned officers of Cuiras
siers lifted It from the. gun carriage and
carried it into the church, where 14 was
received by Mgr. the Count of Reggio,
Archbishop of Genoa, who was in his pon
tifical robes and surrounded by the Ca
thedral functionaries. The casket was
then raised to the top of a catafalque,
surmounted by the Iron otown, and on it
was placed 4hc helmet and sword of King
Emotion in the Church.
At that moment so touching was the
bctuiifui ’<n<‘ that the emotion of those
present was plainly audible within the
church. T< ars dimmed many eye -and sob*
could be h* ard throughout the hall.
An hour before the at rival of the fun
eral proc< sslon. Queen Helena, the Dow
ager Queen Margh rite, former Queen
Maria Pla of Portugal, as well as som
of the royal princes, reached the Pan
thon in carriages.
The new Kirg and the Italian princes
on their arrival took up positions on the
right side of the church, the Queens and
prince® es stat onlng thems Ives on the
The royalties and the!r suites, the for
eign missions, the cabinet ministers, the
members of Parliament, the officers of
stats the dl| l ma’ic corps the army and
navy official* and a f*w invited guests
were the only person* allowed lnnlde the
There was the usual funeral liturgy,
which was chanted, and then absolution
wa* again bestowed. A* the Archbishop
assisted hy aIL the clergy blessed the
corpse he bowed and inclined as he passed
before the Queen and King.
After the absolution and the celebration
of mass, the large Roman orchestra, as
sisted by a choir of ten voices under Mas
cagni. rendered a selection from the old
Italian masters. The effect was beautiful
and the execution was perfect.
On the whole the ceremony at the Pan
theon wa* of a majestic character.
The members of the royal family and
the foreign prince® left the Pantheon at
11 o'clock and returned to the Qulrinal.
ROYALTY DREW THEIR SWORDS.
Panic Daring Funeral Thought to lie
Attempt on King's Life.
London, Aug. 9.—A apodal dispatch from
says that a sudden movement of f
the crowd in the Via Nazionale as the
King's carriage In the funeral procession
passed resulted in a panic, during which
thirty persons were injured and several
were badly crushed.
Tile dispatch says that it was at first
thought by the officers that it was the
now King’s life- that was in danger, and
the Duke of Aosia and the Coun4 of Turin
drew their swords, while the cavalry
drove back the crowd and inclosed the
King's carriage In the square.
Women, the dispatch continues, fainted
and shrieked, and a number were knocked
down and trampled under foot, but the
disaster, which was seemingly Inevitable,
DID IT TO PROTECT THE KING.
Princes Drew Their Sword* and Sur
roumlcil • ftiin.
Rome, Aug. 95—The report already
cabled, that in consequence of the crush
ing crowds, the princes end foreign repre
sentatives surrounding the King drew
their swords to protect him, is substan
Not knowing the cause of the disturb,
ance among the people, they surrounded
him and instinctively Prince Nicholas or
Montenegro, tlie Duke of Aosta and the
Count of Turin placed their hands upon
the hilts of their swords. The emotion,
however, was only of a short duration.
The crush in the Via do Serpent! was
caused by the shying of an Alpine officer’s
horse, frightened by the fall of a chair
from a balcony. The crowd fled in all di
rect ions, hut as soon ns the cause of tin*
panic was known calm was restored and
the cortege proceeded.
A categorical denial Is given to the re
port that the crush was caused by a pro
test against the municipal flag. The
crushes elsewhere were also caused by un
SERVICES HELD IN RICHMOND.
Elaborate Ceremonies In Honor of
Ifni.*'* Demi King.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 9.—Elaborate me
morial services were held hy the Italian
colony hero this morning in memory of
the late King Humbert. An imi>osing
pageant, embracing the various Italian
societies, city official® and almost the en
tire Italian population, headed by a band
of sixteen pieces, marched through the
principal streets at 11 o’clock to the Ca
thedral, where high muss was celebrated
by Bishop Vandevlver.
Black badges with an inscription and the
name of the late K4ng were worn hy 4he
hundreds of Italian who took part in the
procession, and in ihe fine was a heavily
draped caisson, representing the convey
ance upon which the King was carried
to his grave. On this caisson was a
representation of the casket, and all the
formality of a real funeral was gone in4o.
The casket was borne Into the Cathedral
by s4x pallbearers, and rested before the
chancel, while mass was being celebrated.
The caisson was drawn by six w r hlte
horses, with footmen clad In garbs of
Just following It marched the Princes
of Naples Society in a body and closing
the procession was a long line of car
riages, in which rode the families of mem
bers of the soeie4y and representatives of
the city government.
PLOT TO kIIToFRCERS.
ninKloilcr. of n I’lnn to Murder
IlrlttnU o(ll,'er* anil Capture
Lord llohert*. Arrested.
London, Aug. 10. 4:45 a. m.—The Dally
New* has the following dispatch from
Pretoria, dated Aug. 9i
"A plot to shoot all the British officers
and to make Lord Roberta a prisoner has
been opportunely discovered. Ten of the
ringleaders were arrested and are now In
“Probably the plot was part of a con
spiracy of which the attempted rising at
Johannesburg was the first Indication.”
Pretoria, Aug. '9.—Everything was pre
pared in the plot to make Lord Roberts
a prisoner and shoot the Rrltsh officers
and the conspiracy was only discovered
at the last moment.
The conspirators numbered about fif
teen. They had planned to set fire to
the houses In the extreme western parts
of the city, hoping that the troops would
be concentrated there.
The plan wan that then the conspirators
were forcibly to enter all houses occupied
by British officers, these having been pre
viously marked, and to kill the occu
All Boer sympathizers were acquaint
ed with the plot, and several had been
told off to secure the person of Lord Rob
erts and to hurry with him to the nearest
Horses hod been obtained for thi* pur
pose. Then the British learned the names
of the ringleaders, who were put under
arrest. The affair naa created a tremen
MUMAHII HAN VIIMAW FEVER.
AY it* Tnken Prom Steamer Honlirr
rnt In Yew fork.
New York, Aug. 9.—Health Officer Doly
gave out a rcirort to-day concerning a pa
tient al the Swinburne Island Hospital,
Mlsquel Palermo, who was removed from
the Spanish steamer Monserral, which ar
rived from Havana Aug. 1. Since ihen It
has been discovered that he has yellow fe
ver of a very mild type.
DAftUER It* OVER AT TYAIPA.
Ac, 4 hrmuc in the Mliinflnn In tlie
taint Twenty-four Hour*.
Tampa, Kla.. Aug. 9.—There has been no
change In the yellow fever situation here
during the past twenty-four hours and all/
danger ls believed to be over.
The quarantine will probably be raised
Coaid Get no Extension.
Managua. Nicaragua, Aug 9.—The rep
resentatives of the Inter-Oceanic Canal
Company have been unsuccessful In their
efforts to get an extension of lime for
deponltlng with the government of Nica
ragua, 1400,000 gold, nnd beginning the
construction of a railroad and canal across
the country. < < ,
DAILY. 18 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK,BI A YEAR
FARMERS SPEAK OUT
WAITED NO POLITICS IN STATE
A(iRK ( LTI HAL SOCIETY.
A RESOLUTION WITHDRAWN.
IT IX DOUSED APPOINTMENT OP
HON. POPE BROWN.
President Urn tin Re-elected for An
other Term—Mii|. (>. SB. It .vain Vie©
President for the First District.
The tltlier tMlleers—Some Interest
inu Tilks (iiven l>* Prominent Ag
rleultnristn—Prof. Stockbr idg© Pre.
sentetl Some Points on >ugnr.
Dublin Cl a., Aug. 9.—The. session
this morning- of the State Agri
cultural Society opened with the
address of R. J. Redding of the Ex
perimental Station. Col. Redding deliv
ered an able speech, and said that suc
ceswful farming was more in the man than
in the land. Ho stated that the experi
mental station, when purchased, would
only produce sixteen bushels of corn un
der favorable circumstances, but this year
under unfavorable circumstances, would
produce forty bushels per acre. He paid
a glowing tribute to the State Uunlvensity
and State Normal School.
Prof. Rogers spoke of the need for good
country schools, and said every country
school should be an experimental station
anil technological school. Prof. Rogers
said the schools he presided over were
Capt. John A. Cobb of Amerlcu*. made
a vigorous denial of a statement mad©
during the convention, that farmers were
guilty of Idleness, nnd did not pursue
business methods in firming. The great
need, said he, is a market in sympathy
with the producer.
Ex-Gov. Northen spoke again on- the
same line as yesterday. Gov. Northen
said tilling the soil is a God-appointed
work, and he comes nearer to duty to na
ture and to God who does it well.
A resolution was Introduced by Mr.
Leonard of Talbott, thanking Judge J.
Harper Black and Col. J. M. Mobley for
their long service* to the society.
Dr. H. C. White of Athens, said the
great need of the Southern farmer was
technical knowledge of farming, and ho
advocated farmers’ clubs in every militia
Mr. Wade of Virginia, spoke of raising
beef cattle for profit, and said it could uo
A Ilreexy Discussion.
Quite a breeze was stirred up over the
resolution o l Col, Crittenden of Randolph,
commending Gov. Candler for the appoint
ment of J. Pope Brown as railroad com
missioner. Col. J. M. Stubbs Immediately
made a motion to lay It on the table. This
motion was lost, and the question was
then discussed with Maj. G. M. Ryals In
Col Stubbs said there was foo much
politics in the resolution, and while the
appointment of Mr. Brown was satisfac
tory to him, he wanted no politics in the
society. He said In the Georgia Btnte
Horticultural Society this resolution
would have been ruled out of order. Col.
Martin of Elbcrton spoke along the same
line. Col. J. O. Waddell and others spoke
for the resolution, but It was evident that
It would be voted down, and Gov. North
ern and others persuaded Mr. Brown to
request Its withdrawal.
As soon as Mr. Brown had resumed the
chair Mr. L. M. Park of LaG range stat
ed that if Col. Stubbs was a member of
the agricultural society long he would
know that, unlike the horticultural so
ciety, was politics In It. Mr. Park
was called to order by the chairman, who
said that he should not speak against the
society. Mr. Park rejoined that he w'as
At th" morning session all the old offi
cers were re-elected, and Thomasville se
lected as the place of the next meeting.
Thomasville received 58 votes. Tennllie 50,
Mllledgeville 3 and Indian Springs 1.
New Officers Chosen,
The officers elected are as follows:
President—J. Pope Brown, Hawklns
Vice President—James Barrett. Augusta.
Secretary—M. N Calvin, Augusta.
First District Vice President—G, M.
Ryals: executive committeeman, G
Second District Vice President—R. P.
Crittenden; executive committeeman, E.
Third District Vice President—J. H.
Black; executive committeeman, C. H.
Fourth District Vice President—Roder
ick Leonard; executive committeeman, M.
Fifth District Vice President— A. J.
Smith; executive committeeman, J. M. B,
Sixth District Vice President—B. M.
Baum; executive committeeman, S. H.
Seventh District Vice President—J. J.
Connor; executive committeeman, 8. M.
Eighth District Vice President—G. W.
Holmes; executive committeeman, J. N.
Ninth District Vice President—O. H.
Jones; executive committeeman, J. E. Mc-
Tenth District Vice President—Charles
M. Churchill; executive committeeman, B.
Eleventh District Vice President—'W. B.
Burroughs; executive committeeman, W,
Something About Sugar.
Prof. H. E. Stookbrldgo. director of the
Florida experiment station, who culti
vates ten acres In Georgia for himself fop
overy one he cultivates In Florida for some
one else, delivered a tine address upon
sugar cane culture at the afternoon ses
sion. Prof. Stockbridge said cane was
profitably grown anywhere In Georgia
South of Macon, and he told the members
how to grow It and how to keep it from
fermenting In ordinary barrels. Fill a
barrel, said he. with the moss that grows
upon the trees and run the Juice through
it before cooking It. The syrup will keep
for five years unsealed. He said he sold
y**ar old syrup recently In barrels for tiO
cents per gallon.
President C. H. Jordan of the Cotton
Growers’ Protective Associafk>n followed
Prof. Btockbridge. and urged the mem
bers to rally to the association and make
a success of it.
Rev. VV. E. Munford followed Mr. Jor
dan, and spoke of the Indus rial Home
Mrs. W. H. Felton, of CarteTs
vllle entertained the members of
the Bta<e Agricultural Society last
night a twenty minutes talk, and
C. H. Ramsay, president of the famous
Hickory head Club of Brooks county, told
it the working of that organization*