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TEXAS PLATFORM ADOPTED.
OFFICIALS INDORSED FOR ISSI ING
•jjiln h Considered a Victory for
Hailey and Hi* Followers—An Ef
fort Made to Howl Down Ex-Gov.
j) Oft K_KnnMH.M City Platform Af
firmed In Full, and Bryan and
Waco. Tex.. Aug. 9.—Every delegate to
the State Democratic Convention was
present to-day, and the Auditorium was
crowded with spectators in expectation of
u repetition of yesterday’s sensational de
late over the issuance of the Waters
pierce Oil Company’s charter to do busi-
in the state of Texas, in which ex-
Gov. Hogg and ex-Attorney General M.
31 Crane on one side, denounced the issu
an < of the charter after the courts ha-1
decided the corporation was guilty of vio
lating the state anti-trust low, while Hon.
Joseph Bailey and the present attorney
g* n* ral, Thomas S. Smith, upheld the ac
tion of the state oiucials.
The morning session was brief, the time
being taken up with several speeches by
delegates. Robert E. Prince of Navarro
was elected permanent chairman.
The platform reaffirms the Kansas City
platform in toto, characterizing it as be
ing wise, patriotic and expedient, end as
presenting a righteouß solution of the
great public questions; congratulates tjie
party on the selection of W. J. Bryan
and Adlai E. Stevenson as standard bear
er-. favors the selection of United States
senator* by direct vdte of the people, and
favors the construction and maintenance
of the Nicaragua canal by the United i
Victory for Bailey.
The platform as adopted indorses the
5 ate admin Is ration for the issuance of
a charier to the Waters-Pierce Oil Com
pany and is an acknowledged victory for
Hon. J. W. Bailey and his followers.
Coraiderable z-st was added to the pro
ceedings tc-nighi when ex-Gov. Hogg
arose to address the convention on an
amendment he wished embodied in the
platform. S veral of the delegates at
tempted to i owl h m down and for more
than half an hour he could not proceed
with his remarks.
CONTRACTS WERE APPROVED.
Point Made by Defense in Greene
and Gayttor Hearing:.
New York. Aug. 9.—The hearing in the
proceedings against John F., W. T. and
E. H. Gaynor and Benjamin D. Greene,
Indicted for alleged conspiracy with ex-
Oapt. O. M. Carter, to defraud the gov
ernment. looking toward their removal to
the Jurisdiction of the Georgia federal
courts for triat; was resumed to-day be
fore Commissioner Shields.
J. W. O. Sterley, chief clerk of the
United States engineer s office, Savannah,
a witness in the proceedings several times
before to-day, identified a number of doc
uments in connection with harbor im
provement work done by the Gaynors.
The Gaynors’ counsel attempted to prove
that the various contracts in question
Ufon which conspiracy is charged, all Te
ceived the indorsement, either of the chief
of the United States engineers or of the
Secretary of War. He also brought out
the fact that under Capt. Carter’s direc
t on tri-mcnthly reports cf the quality
of materials used and the progress of the
work were lequircd of all assistant en
gineers and inspectors.
A large number of documents were
Identified by Mr. Sterley, and were then
put in evidence and marked for identifi
cation. This occupied considerable time,
end at 1:30 o’clock, an adjournment was
taken until to-morrow morning.
WE ARE NOT AFTER TERRITORY.
Secretary Loiir'm View of the Situa
tion in Chinn.
New York, Aug. 9.-A special dispatch
from Boston to the Commercial Adver
tiser says: *
Secretary Long said to-day:
“We are not looking for territorial ag
grandizement in China, and would be con
tent with proper indemnity. I think China
will see the necessity of submitting to
our demands, thus obviating war. Other
Powers may fight despite the safe de
liverance of foreigner. I can only speak
for the part America will play.
“I do not believe that the statement
of a minister that he cannot leave the
capital of a country without danger to
his life is equivalent to a declaration of
war from the country which threatens
him. I think the affair will work itself
out amicably. In view of the facts, as
I believe them to be. an extra session of
Congress is unnecessary.”
man'ii.e now a republican.
Said to Have Given Up the Sliver Re
Bt Paul, Aug. 9.—A Butte. Mont., spe
cial to the Pioneer Press says ex-Senator
Lee Mantle, chairman of the State Com
mittee of the Silver Republicans, has writ
ten a letter formally renouncing his al
legiance to that party and going back to
the Republican party. Mr. Mantle says In
eflect that the silver question is dead and
“To my mind the paramount issue to
day is the issue of. maintaining the honor
and dignity of the nation and the su
premacy of its flag wherever it is right
HEATH REACHES LOUISVILLE.
Says Hmucvcli Will Take n Snlnit
to the Pftpillc.
Louisville, Ky.. Aug. 9.—Perry S. Heath,
•ecretary of the Republican National
Committee, accompanied by Mrs. Heath,
arrived In Louisville to-night (o vlßit Mrs.
Heath’s mother. Secretary Heath said
Gov. Roosevelt will start in September on
n swing for the Pacific coast, going
through West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and
Kentucky In the order named.
MORE ARMENIAN MASSACRES.
Tito Hnnrlred Men, Women find Chil
dren Were K-llled.
Constantinople, Aug. 9 receiv
ed from liltlls, Asiatic Turkey, say that
200 men, women and children have been
massacred in the Armenian village of
Bpaghank, in the district of Sassun, by
troops and Kurds under All Pasha, the
commandant of Bids. He is also said to
have ordered the village to be burned.
HARPER Hit OS.* PLANT SOLD.
It Was Bought ly Alexander E. Orr
New York. Aug., 9.—The Harper Bros.'
husinese and plant were sold to-day for
*1.100,000 to Alexander E. Orr, chairman
the Reorganization Committee for the
Publishing house. The right to use the
name of Harper & Bros, is Included In
Poetnfllce In Philippines.
Washington, Aug. 9—A circular has
be. n tsoiigl by the War Department giv
ing tin ordrr of the Post'offlcc Department
to the effect that nil postal affairs In the
Philippines hereafter shall l>c under the
'omrol of the Governor Oeneral. A sim
ilar order was issued some time ago rela
tive to Cuban postal affairs.
DER BY ON THE PHILIPPINES.
He Thinks the United States Are at
Wnr With the Chinese.
New Vork. Aug. 9.—A Washington dis
patch to the Brooklyn Eagle says that
Admiral George Dewey came In to-day
from his country home In the suburbs of
“I regard the news from the Philippines
as paruculary encouraging.” the Admiral
is quoted as saying to the Eagle corre
Aguinaldo’s lieutenants are surrend
i ering one after another. Whatever show
| of resistance to our authority there is at
, the present time in the Philippines will be
kept up until after the election In Novem
ber - The insurrection is kept alive by the
i l° a '^ ers w*ho hold out to the soldiers the
| hope of Bryan’s election.
I regard the situation in China as ex
i ceedlngly grave. The difficulties that our
j sa lhie’s will have to contend against are
| ,natl >' and vaiious. The conditions that
exist there are very much the same as
those in the Philippine Islands.”
W hn asked whe.her in his op.nlon thcr>
was really a condition of war now exist
• ing b. tween this country and China, he
“I should say most assuredly yes. They
ore killitg our people and our soldiers are
fighting hard for their lives.”
The navy can he of little service in the
< hinese difficulty. Our warships can, how
| ever, keep things quiet ot Hong Kong
and Shanghai. Our naval commanders
can do just as I did at Manila when Agui
naldo said he was going to take the city.
I sent him word that if he did, he would
| not find one brick upon another, and that
I would raze the city to the ground. This
I certainly should have done if he had
persisted in his purpose. The warships
of the allies ought to be able to keep
things straight in those cities within
I reach of their guns on the coast.”
WARM FIGHT IN TENNESSEE.
Evans and Ilromnlow Factions Far
ther Apart Than Ever.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 9.—After numer
ous meetings and conferences lasting
three days, the two Republican factions
in Tennessee, led by Congressman Walter
P. Brownlow of the First district and
Pension Commissioner H. Clay Evans,
split wide open to-day on the harmony
negotiation, and at present the gulf be
tween the two wings of the party is wider
The fight will continue very warm
through the campaign. Mr. Evans’ can
didates will be:
For Governor—W. F. Polston of Alamo.
For Railroad Commissioner—W r . D.
Owen of McMinn county.
The Brownlow candidates will be:
For Governor, John E. McCall, of Lex
For railroad commissioner, W. C.
Hornsby of West Tenne.-s- e.
In addition to these tickets there wiil
be two separate and distinct sets of elec
tors in ihr state a* and congressional dis
The Evans men will put out candidates
for Congress in the First and Second Dis
trict to run against Congressmen Brown
low’ and Gib.son, and will wage a red hot
campaign, with a \i c w of defeating the
two congressmen f r re-election.
THEY JUMPED FROM A TRAIN.
Fatal Action of Young Conple Who
Had Never Hidden Before.
Birmingham. Ala., Aug. 9.-—Washington
Turner, a young farmer residing near An
niston. l*oerded the Southern Railway
train to-day at this place, bound for Mo-
Fall, twelve miles away, where he woe
reared. With him were his wife and baby
They had never ridden or. a railroad train
before, and as the cars sped along at a
fast rate of speed, they watched anxiously
for the approach of their destination. Half
a mile from McFall the whistle blew, and
recognizing the whereabouts from the
scenery, Turner and wife hurriedly left
their seats and proceeding to the plat
form of the coach, made a leap for the
ground, the wife clutching her baby in
her arms. As the train had not slackened
its speed, Turner was killed almost in
stantly, and his wife so badly injured that
she died. The baby has a broken leg.
The only explanation advanced for the
conduct of the couple, Is that they were
unacquainted with traveling on a train,
and fearing that it would not stop, Jumped
TOTAL ABSTINENCE UNION.
Seventeen Delegate* Finally Ad
mitted After a Wrangle.
Philadelphia. Aug. 9 —The greater por
tion of to-day's s ssion of the convention
of the Catholic Total Abstinence Union
was devoted to a wrangle over the recog
nition of seventeen de’egates from Scran
ton, Pa. They were admitted. Prior to the
morning business session the delegates at
tended requiem mass for deceased mem
bers. To-night the visiting delegates were
the guests of the Philadlphia union at a
PROCEDURE IN NEELY CASE.
The Suggestion of Judge I.nonmhe
Will Re Followed.
New York, Aug. 9.—Henry L. Burnett.
United States District Attorney, raid to
day that the suggestion in Judge La
combe's opinion on the Neely cose will
be followed, and the criminal charge of
bringing stolen funds into the United
States will be discontinued.
In the civil suit for wrongful conver
sion, the order of arrest ogainst Neeiy
will be vacated, but the suit Itself will
be pushed for the recovery of the money.
Liverpool Cotton Statistics.
Liverpool. Aug. 10. —Weekly cotton sta
tistics: Total sales of all kinds, 17.000;
sales. American, 15,000; English spinners'
takings, 27,000. Total export, 3,000. Im
port of all kinds, 12.000; import, Ameri
can, 31.000. Stock of all kinds, 315,000;
stock, American, 221,000. Quantity afloat,
all kinds, 59.000; quantity afloat, Ameri
can, 50,000. Total sales on speculation,
none. Total sales to exporters, 1,100.
Robinson to Sail on lVnrren.
Washington, Aug. 9.—The War Depart
ment has arranged to permit Mr. Robin
son. superintendent of the new military
postal service for China, and Mr. Hunt,
bis financial assistant, to proceed on the
transport Warren, sailing from San Fran
visco on the 16th Instant for Nagasaki.
liner Envoys In Berlin.
Berlin. Aug. 9,-The foreign office, re-
I ferrtng to-day to the presence of the Boer
! envoys and Dr. Loyds in Berlin, add that
the delegation was here in an unofficial
I capacliv only, and that it was not likely
that any Power would endeavor to secure
favorable peace terms for the Boers in
the final settlement.
Death of Mrs. N. R. Walker.
| Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 9.-The many
friends of Hon. Nat R. Walker of Wakul
!la throughout Florida, will regret to
i learn that his wife died at Crawfordvllle
on Tuesday. _
I nliHi Reform Ticket.
Indianapolis, Aug. 9.-The Union Re
| f orm party yesterday nominated a full
1 state ticket and presidential electors.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1900.
CHICAGO’S LONG HOT SPELL.
Several Records Broken Already and
the Next Three Day* Will Shat
ter More of Them.
Chicago. Aug. 9.—Hot weather records
for this city were broken to-day, and
will be broken again on Friday and again
on Saturday, and probably for several
more days after that.
The local forecaster will not hazard a
guess after the next three days, all of
which, he says will be of the same torrid
nature as the last six day*, and he has
fears of the weather after the next three
days have gone.
For twenty-five years, or since the
weather bureau was established, there has
been but one term of hot weather in which
the mercury reached 90 for five consecu
tive days. The average maximum tem
perature for those five days was 92. There
have now Wen six days on which the tem
perature has gone above 90, and the av
erage maximum for the six days has been
To-day was the hot lest of the present
spell, the mercury reaching 95 in the Au
ditorium tower at 3 o’clock.
On the s reel level, where brick walls
ands dewa ks were given a chance to
radiate, it was two degrees warmer than
in the tower.
Theie were four deaths due to heat
and twenty-nine prostrations, three of
which are expected to prove fatal.
The four deaths to-day make a total of
seventeen due dnectly to the heat. It is
< siimated that 1(0 dioths of people al
ready ill have been hastened by the
weather of the week.
The prolonged heat is having a serious
effect on business. All persons who can
leave the city for points along the lake
shore and in the woods are going, and
many have materially curtailed their
hours of labor. This is especially true
in the large office buildings. Gangs of
laborers all over the city lay off during
For this week the mortality list has been
bounding with great rapidity, the increase
being attributed entirely to the heat. There
were 465 deaths last week, and at the pres
ent ratio of increase there will be 660 this
week. The ratio of deaths, according to
the coroner, will increase steadily as long
as the hot weather continues.
PHILADELPHIA’S HOT WEATHER.
Many Deaths am! Prostration* Due
to the Calorie.
Philadelphia. Aug. 9.—Three deaths and
twenty prestrations occurred in this city
to-day from h at.
The maximum temperature was reached
at 4 p. m. JMVfc degrees.
Reports from many parts of the state
tell of numbers of prostrations. At Eas
ton, Samuel Nevin, a merchant, died from
the effects of heat. At Chester, nine men
were prostrated and there was a general
cessation from werk in the iron mills of
the city. There were six prostrations at
Fasten, and It i3 believed more of the
cases wi 1 rove fatal.
DISCORD AMONG POPULISTS.
In Doubt About Tlielr Authority to
Chicago, Aug. 9.—The Tribune to-mor
row will say:
The National Executive Committee of
the Populist party is torn by discord over
tfte question of its authority to accept
Charles A. Townes declination of the
nomination for Vico President, and to
indorse Adlai E. Stevenson, the Demo
cratic nomine© for that office.
No conclusion was reached by the com
mittee in session at the Sherman House
up to a late hour to-night, and the matter
will be further considered to-morrow.
There appeared to be u wide disagree
ment regarding the resolution adopted by
the Populist National Convention at Sioux
Falls, concerning the filling of vacancies
caused by death, resignation, removal or
Secretary J. A. Edgerton failed 4o bring
with him his account of the convention
proceedings; not one of the committee
men had a copy; and none that anybody
would accept as official could be found in
Chicago. Secretary Edgerton stated that
a resolution gave the National Commit
tee plenary power to receive resignations
or declinations and to fill all vacancies,
and come of the representatives present
contended that any authority conferred
on the National Committee extended to
the executive body. This was denied,
and the denials were backed bv
statements to the effect that any
action tak n by the Executive Committee
would have to go before the full National
Committee fo** its approval. It Is under
stood thut Secretary Edgerton lias sent
for the official ieport of the proceedings
of the convention to clear up the ques
tion at issue.
ALL THE NEWS OF W AYC ROSS.
Rifle* Ready for Their Trip-Two
Death* at Ru*kiii.
Wayoross, Ga., Aug. 9.—Abraham Lin
coln, colored, was arrested yesterday, sus
pected of having been warned in an ad
joining county. He turned out the wrong
man, but as he had a revolver on his per
son was held to answer to the charge of
carrying concealed weapons.
Jim Washington, a colored youth of 10
or 12. was bound over to the Sui>erlor
Court on the charge of assaulting a negro
The Wayeross Rifles have completed all
arrangements for h*ir three days’ outing
at Gaskin Spring, and will leave this city
at 8 o’cflock to-morrow morning.
A large number of Wayeross
filends will accompany the boys. An ex
cellent prcgiamme, including dress pa
rades, banquets, prize drills, sham bat
tles. e c., has < n arrang and. On Sunday
moral: g ard night, Rev. J. B. K. Smith
will preach special sermons to the Rifles
and th ir visitor-’.
O. F. Champlin died at Ruskln early
this morning, and w 11 be hurl* and by the
Odd Fe lows of this city to-morrow morn
Glossie Bennett, a young daughter of
\Y\ l. Bennett, tedding at Ruskin, dieq
yesterday morning aft r an illness of
only one day. Glossie ate a hearty sup
per Tuesday evening, but complained of
her breast shortly thereafter. She con
tmued to grow worse and breathed her
last about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning
Hott*t Day at Peoria.
Peoria, 111., Aug. 9.—To-day was the hot
test day of the y*ar. A little girl was
found in a vacant lot insensible from th
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These are the diabases TZI IB
for which it should be |r
taken. A woman who IX
wants to get well U jjA. # ‘
wasting time until she BV
gets it. If you have
been deceived, all the mAn
better. It wifi make
you appreciate the V
quicktiess and ease with which th B
Regulator cures you. It hna cured JR
hundreds of other women made just
like yourself,and we knowthat it will ■
cure you. W e ask you to give it one ■
trial. $1 a bottle at any drug store. ' ■
TMI BUNICH RMiLATOJI ft).. Atlanta, Cx, ■
Writ* for our fr*. lllutrto<t book, •* Porfact
fe ; MwHh fcr Worn*. *•
PROGRESS OF POWERS’ TRIAL.
BOTH SIDES CLAIMING ADVANTAGE
Defense Will Conclude Its Testimony
To-day—Prosecution Will Require
Only About Day for Rebuttal.
Yontaey’a Trial May He Deferred.
Golden Snlil Cuitou and Youtsey
Were Fool* to Confess—Gov. Tay
lor Had it Plato!.
Georgetown. Ky., Aug. 9.—lt is believed
the defense will complete to-morrow its
testimony In behalf of former Secretary
of Stale Powers, charged with complicity
in the Goebel shooting.
Col. Campbell of the prosecution, stated
that his side would consume only a day
in hearing rebuttal proof. There will be
four speeches on each side when the evi
dence is finished.
Whether the trial of Henry Youtsey,
another alleged conspirator, will i>e taken
up following the Towers’ trial or will be
laid over, has not yet been decided.
In to-day’s session of the Powers’ ease
the business of impeaching and contradict
ing witnesses continued. The prosecu
tion claims to be well satisfied with the
testimony of Surveyor Coolman, who was
introduced by the defense. They declare
they have proved by his demonstration
that the shot, if fired from the lower
sill of the second window in the office of
the secretary of state, would have passed
through the body at identically the same
point us shown by Goebel’s wounds.
During the afternoon session the pro
ceedings were again interrupted by a
spat between Mr. Owens of the defense
and the court, which resulted an another
Direction of the Shot.
The prosecution cross-examined Survey
or Coolmnn again, going over the greater
part or the ground covered by him yes
terday. The defense had shown by the
witness that the bullet, If fired fiom the
Secretary of State’s office and passed
through Goebel’s body at 1 3-16 of an Inch
depression to the foot, would have en
ured the ground near the fountain, and
that the bullet cut out of the huckelberry
tree could not be the one fired by the as
sassin. The prosecution sought to break
down this contention and the cross-exam
ination was strung out at great length
Ex-State Auditor L. B. S'onc was re
called by the prosecution for the purpose
of laying foundation for a contradiction
of his testimony regarding W. H. Cultofi.
w hr.m Col. Stone, while o i the stand last
week accused of stealing SI,OOO. Stone was
asked if he did not tell Jailor Pflanz in
Louisville in March that Culton was “an
hot orable young man and could be trusted
anywhere,” and admitted part of the con-
Vf rsation, hut denied that it was in such
Robert Noakes. recalled, denied the sub
stance of a numb r of alleged conversa
Ndson Cummings testified as to the
character of the m< mbers of the Corbin
military company which Noakes had tes
tified was made up of disreputable per
sonas in accordance with instructions
from Powers. He said the men wdth whom
he was acquainted bore good reputations.
Were* Fools to Confe**.
L. F. Sinclair, one of the attorneys for
the defense, testified as to an alleged con
versation with Wharton Golden in April,
in which he said Culton and Youtsey were
fools to have confessed, as they would get
nothing for it.
Witness said he was in the hallway of
the executive building when the assassi
nation occurred. The shots sounded lo him
as if fired from the step of the building.
He saw no one else in the hall or at the
door. .VUness then passed into the Gov
ernor’s reception room and met Gov. Tay
lor. who was standing in the door of his
office. He was very much excited. Wit
ness pushed him inside the office and pull
ed the door to. Gov. Taylor had a pistol.
V. itness and Taylor walked to the window’
and .saw the body lying on the pavement.
Witness recognized it as Goebel.
On cross examination witness admitted
Thar he testified before the April Grand
Jury at Frankfort, but did not upon that
occasion ted of things he had related on
the stand this afternoon.
NEARLY 200 WERrKILLED.
Continued from First Page.
gagemont. were 200, the majority of these
“The allies marched on Yang Tsun.”
says this report, “at dawn Monday. The
position, held by 1,500 Chinese, was well
intrenched to the east of the river. After
four hours’ heavy fighting the Chinese
were driven from their defense works.”
Another dispatch to the same paper,
dated Tien Tain, Aug. 6, recounts a re
ronnof ar.ee that morning by the Japan
ese beyend Hsl Ku, the result being that
the entmy develop and in strong force,
well fortified, at Wei Ho The Chinese
were superior in number, and after facing
the fire of seven guns the Japanese re
tired on Hsi Ku, with thiee killed and
twenty-seven wounded, but having cap
tured 200 horses.
With the exception of these messages
Gen. Chaffee’s report is the only account
published by the London morning paper*
telling of the capture of Yang Tsun.
A ttplendltl Advanre.
The editorials generally incline to view
the progress toward Pekin as thus far
splendid, but one which cannot be main
tained at the present rapid rate, as he
concentration of supplies and the estab
lishment of bases will cause inevitable de.
The commissioner of customs at Shang
hai has received a routine message from
Bir Robert Hart, director general of the
imperial customs, showing that the latter
li still conducting the busi
ness of the imperial customs—a rather
curious condition of affairs when taken in
conjunction with the words “happily sllll
alive,” which he included In the dispatch,
which was dated Pekin, July 27.
Commenting upon Washington’s latest
communication to the Chinese government
the Daily Chroni* !e describes it ns “idyllic
diplomacy,” and It declare the Chinese
attempt to get the ministers to leave
Pekin, a* described by M. Pichon, have
convinced everybody except the Washing
ton officials, that a steady application
of force is the only argument Pekin can
HARD KNOCKS FOR CHINA.
Time fins Pn***il for I’nrlrjln* anil
She Must %ct Quirk If ftli* Ex
pert* to Sim* lieiHClf.
Washington, Aug. 9,—China has had
enough experience during the past few
days to teach her that the international
forces are decidedly in earnest in their
efforts to reach Pekin and rescue the be
leaguered ministers. A severe object les
son to the Celestials Is found In the tele
gram received from Gen. Chaffee at the
War Department late this afternoon con
firming the brief cable received u few
hours previous from Col. AcrtVen, signal
officer with the American troops in China,
to the effect that Yang Tsun was capture.!
Aug. 6 by allied forces.
Gen. Chaffee briefly Informed the War j
Department than Yang Tsun,* thirty ’
miles from Tien Tsln, was captured the
day after the battle of Pel Tsing after a
hard struggle. The casualties In the
American forces were about sixty enlist
ed men. nearly all members of the Four
teenth Infantry. He adds that many of
the men were prostrated by heat und fa
The capture of Y’ang Tsun. which was
regarded as a Chinese stronghold, gives
general satisfaction in international cir
cles, as it was the strategic point sought
for by the allied forces upon leaving Tien
Tain. It is about thirty miles from the
latter piace, so that thirty miles of the
distance to Pekin has already been suc
cessfully covered by the gallant members
of the relief column.
llitneae May Want to Parley.
It was generally remarked in army cir
cles that a few rapid advances such as
that from Pei Tseng to Yang Tsun would
result in the Chinese government sending
out u parleying party under a flag of
In addition to the rapid and determined
advance of the international forces, the
demand made upon Chino, yesterday, as
Indicated in these dispatches, must Im
press the Chines© government that the
time for parleying has passed. The time
has gone by for procrastination and diplo
matic delays, and nothing but a practical
compliance with the demand made by the
United States government of July 23 will
satisfy the American people. Call this
demand an ultimatum, a note or a mem
orandum, or anything you please, it Is
none the less an ultima rum, as was prac
tically admitted by State Department
officials to-day. There can be no mistak
ing the language of the President when
he says, “We demand the immediate ces
sition cf hostile attacks by imperial
troops upon the legations.” ,etc.
A failure 'tipon the part of China to
comply with the demand w'hich is imme
diate and imperative will, according to
international usage, put an end to all
negotiations and temporizing and render
Imperative the severance of friendly rela
tions between the two governments. Such
a demand is practically an ultimatum.
I.iiNt Dispatch to Coulter.
The last cipher dispatch sent to Minis
ter Conger In accordance with the im
perial edict, Is still regarded as a state
secret, for upon the reply to it will de
pend the final action of th s government.
It is presumed that Minister Conger has
been requested to inform this government
as to the exact attitude of the imperial
.government frem the inception of the pres
ent at niggle. Also to what extent the im
perial government is responsible for the
unfriendly treatment to which the sacred
persons of the ministers have been sub
ject* and since the siege.
This g vernment s aso anxious to as
certain as to whether the unreasonable
delays which lave occurred in all at
t mpts at official c orrespond* nee between
the United States and the. imperial gov
ernment has b*en to enable the imperial
forces to strengthen their position and
prepare to resist the onward march of
the allied forces.
The reply from Minister Conger is anx
iously awaited, it will probably deter
mine whether or not there will be an ex
tra session of Congress called.
LI HUNG CHANG DISTRESSED.
Fears for His Country ninl for His
Mfr Now That A ntt-ForrlKi)
Klcinonl In In Power.
Washington, Aug. B.—An imt>ortant dis
patch has been received In diplomatic
quarters in Washington, forwarded trom
the foreign offices of one of the Powers
taking part In the International movement
and giving with much detail a conversa
tion by Li Hung Chang, In which he ex
pres<vl his despair over the condition of
the Chinese government and his fears that
the anti-foreign element has gained com
plete ascendency at Pekin.
The conversation was with the consul
of the Power receiving the dispatch, and
he is an intimate friend of long standing
with Karl LI, the latter spoke unreserved
ly <ft the deplorable condition of affairs
among his own people.
The dispatch as received in Washington
is quite lengthy and quotes Li Hung
Chang as saying that lie is satislied the
eonservailve or progressive element, to
which he belongs no longer has any influ
ence at Pekin. The ascendency of Li
Ping Heng, the Intense anti-foreign leader,
is referred (o, and it is stated that it was
due to his pro|s>sitlon that the two
conservative member of the Tsung-ll-
Yamen were beheaded. The names of the
beheaded ministers are given in the dis
patch ns Yuen Chang and Hsie •Chin
This last event appeared particularly to
oppress Id Hung Chang, who regarded
it as establishing that the progressive
element favorable to the foreigners could
expert no mercy. He even expressed the
belief that he would be among those to
suffer. He stated that although sum
moned to Pekin, he had asked for twenty
days' delay on the ground that he was
not able to travel.
The substance of the foregoing dispatch
has been communicated to the State De
partment. It is not strictly ofilclui, as the
conversation wbh to a certain exte-nt con
fidential, but none the leas It is consid
ered os throwing light on the situation
from the standpoint o( the noted Chinese
rORWARDF.iI BY MININTKR WIT.
lie Advised C hi mi's Compliance Willi
Washington, Aug. 8 Mr. Wu, the Chi
nese Minister, to-night sent to his govern
ment the memorandum addressed to him
by Acting Secretary Adee, and demand
ing the immediate cessation of hostile at
tacks by imperial troops upon the lega
tions, and urging the Imperial government
to enter Into communication with the re
lief exissJltlon for the liberation of the
The minister accompanied It with an ex
planatory statement, in which he gave
the reasons why, in his opinion, u com
pliance with the representations of the
United State* would be for the best in
terests of all. He expecta it win take
several days for the memorandum to
reach the Imperial authorities.
The lot! *t message to Mr. Conger sent
la resp< n-c to that r celved from him
Tuesday ufternton was tiled for trails
ml slon last night Stale department of
ficial* e timat that allow ng for the in
terruption of telegraphic communication,
the time required in deciphering the
message and in framing a reply, at least
five days will elapse before an answer Is
Bat He Could Not Beach China for
Prenent i nmpaltcn.
Washington, Aug 9.—The subject of th©
appointment of Count Waldersee to com
mand the international forces in China has
been presented to the United States gov
ernment, but no answer has yet been re
Count Waldersee is regarded by the au
thorities here as an eminent soldier, and
It is believed that he will be satisfactory.
It is stated thut this selection would be
for a campaign of much broader scope
than that in which our forces are engag
ed. as the present movement is for the re
lief of the ministers in Pekin and Count
Waldersee. who Is now in Germany, can
not possibly reach China until that object
has been accomplished or defeated.
It is thought by this government that It
Is not necessary to Immediately decide
upon a commander for a future campaign.
The matter will be taken up with Presi
dent McKinley when he arrives In Wash
ington next week.’
CABLES FROM MINISTERS.
All of Them Hove MoMnagen to Send
Washington, Aug. 9.—Acting Secretary
Adee V)f the State Department to-night
made public the following cablegram from
Fowler at Che Foo. which reached
the department at 11 o'clock p. m.:
“Che Foo. Aug. Secretary of State,
Washington. Morning eight. Telegraphed
governor yesterday protesting against lim
iting correspondence with Conger and re
questing governor to forward Pekin. Gov
ernor telegraphs following:
“ ’Received note from Teung-li-Yamen
dated 3?h. Yu men Just received edict per
mitting ministers to have peaceful secret
telegraphic communications with their
countries. All ministers at Pekin have
telegram* for transmission to their gov
ernments. It Is proposed after dispatch
ing same to send originals to consuls for
SURROUNDED BY BOXERS.
But French Legation Afford* Protec
tion to AiiMtriann.
Berlin. Aug. 9.—The government has re
ceived another telegram from Herr Bel
low, first secretary of th© German lega
tion in Pekin, which is not duted. but
“Th© French legation building, although
half destroyed by the Boxers, not only
affords shelter to the members at the
French legation, who are all In good
health, but also to the members of th©
Austrian legation, who sought refuge
there after Hie complete destruction of
their own building. The French legation
building Is surrounded by Boxers.”
KNUI.IBH FORCE FOR CHINA.
Hire Is Sending nn Army of Nearly
IMMKHi Men From India.
Simla, Aug. B,—Excluding the Fourth
Brigade, the strength of the forces pro
ceeding to China is 4441 British officers,
1,0*4 non-commiasloned and native officers,
1.1,970 men, 11,850 followers, 1,160 drivers,
1,520 horses, 4.800 ponies anil mules, 12
guns, 14 Maxims and 1,800 Imperial service
It is expected that the entire force will
have sailed before the middle of next
Chinese General Capfnred.
Ht. Petersburg, Aug. 9.—A force of Cos
sacks. which was sent to clear the Chi
nese from tile right bank of the Algun,
captured a Chinese general, live officers
and Hfty-eight soldiers.
New Missionary Mnssaere.
Lyons, Aug. 9.—The Catholic Journal
announces new massacres and a disaster
to the mission In the southwestern purl
of the province of Pe Chi LI. It says the
priests have been killed.
SENTENCED FOR SWINDLING.
Trial of Alleged Insarnnee Conspir
ators Hus Ended.
Chicago, Aug. 9.—The trial of Dr.
Michael M. Regent, Mrs. Delia A. Ma
honey, 'Mrs. Nora O'Brien, James O’Drlen
and Margaret Sheehan for conspiracy to
defraud, came to a close to-night after a
trial lasting over a month. Dr, Regent
and Mrs. Mahoney were given indeter
minate sentences in the |>enitentlary and
the balance of the defendants were sen
tenced to pay fines.
The charge aga.nst all the defendants
was the fraudulent securing of insurance
money from the Knight* and LadleH of
Secuiity, a fraternal insurance organiza
tion. it was proved that they brought In
fi.iudubnt claim* rf death and collect
ed the insura' ce. The swindle cost the or
ganization many thousands of dollars be
fore it was detected.
Against Political Assessments.
Washington, Aug. 9.—The Civil Hervlee
Commission has requesied various heads
of departments to Issue an order warning
against political assessments In order that
employes may be fully Informed of their
right* In making or withholding political
contributions ami also warning officials
against violation of the penal provisions
of the law. It requests that any person
having knowledge of any violation of the
law will lay the fact* before it when It will
at once taken action.
Negro Democrats Meet.
Indianapolis, Aug. 9.—At a meeting of
the officials of the Negro National Demo
erotic League, held here to-day, the fol
lowing committee was appointed:
George K. Taylor, Oskaloosa, Iowa; H.
C. Carter, Illinois; A. K. ‘Manning, Indi
ana; Jimes A. Ross, New York; W. T.
Scott, Illinois; J. K. Edmunds, Califor
nia; H, H. Tulley, Missouri; John Patton,
West Virginia, and Julius F. Taylor, Chi
Severe Spell In New York.
Nrw York, Aug. 9 —The hot wave that
arrved here several days ago continued
to-dav and the local forecaster gives no
promHc of early n lief. At 5 p. m., the
temperature had (cached 95 degrees, 2 de
gie s higher than ever before recorded
here on this dale. There were but few
prostration* during the day and only otic
death was reponed.
I.lves an Milk and < unity.
From the Philadelphia Press.
New York, Aug. 7.—For eleven months
past Harry Corson Clarke of San Fran
cisco has subsisted on milk and molasses
candy. Clark, who is now at the Wal
dorf-Astoria, declares that a year ago he
was given up by every physician In New
York, when he was ill with nervous col
lapse of the stomach. He was told to
prepare to die. He weighed 84 pounds. Now
he weighs 188 and Is a well man.
Mr. Clarke's menu as it now is consists
of a gallon of milk a day and a half pound
of molasses candy.
—Anticipated. Prospective Tenant.:
"There Un't room In these flats to—"
Janitor: All tenants have access to the
basemens, where the largest cats can be
swung with ease.—Puck.
DE WET’S WAGONS CROSS VAAL
METHUEN’S FORCE ORDERED TO
INTERCEPT THE ENEMY.
Hunter Took n Toful of 4,1 IO Prison
ers In the Itcthlehom-Hnrriamlth
DiMtrlci —• (iarriion Captured by
liners at Eland's River Consisted
of 300 Dtishinen and RhodeMtnna.
Methuen Lost Seven Men In n Fight
With De Wet’* Force.
London. Aug. 9.—The following report,
dated Pretoria, Aug. 8, has been received
from Lori Roberts:
“Kitchener was informed yesterday by
an escaped British prisoner that DeWet a
wagons had crossed the Vaal. Afterwards
I heard the sound of guns which I think
must have been Methuen's, as I directed
him to take up a position between Potch
efstroom and Lindique, where he could
intercept the enemy, who crossed the river
at DeWet’s drift. Kitchener is crossing
the Vaal with cavalry and mounted In
“Hunter reports that he made 4.140 pris
oners in the Bethlehem-Harrismlth dis
trict, a majority of whom are now en
route for Cape Town. Three guns and
4,000 horses were captured and ten wagon
loads of ammunition and 195.000 rounds of
ammunition were destroyed.
“The garrison <f B ands river, which I
fear has been captured, consisted of about
3)0 hushmen and Rhodesians. I had hoped
that Carrington had h en in time to with
draw the garrison, hut it seems that I>e
iarey, learning of Inn Hamilton's ap
proach to Rustenburg, hurri and westward
and surrounded the garrison before Oar
"Methuen telegraphs that he engaged
a parr of DeWet s force yesterday near
Benterakroon. He drove the enemy off
a *uceß-ion of hills, which they held ob
stinately. Our casualties were seven men
killed or wounded, including four of
BEFORE HIS SPEECH.
Preparing for n Few lin pro mpta
After Dinner Remark*.
Grace S. Richmond, in Truth.
(He takes his seat at the table and steals
a glance at the toast list.)
"Third from tho last speaker, and a
twelve-course dinner to be lived through
first. Great Caesar! Well—maybe I’ll die
before we get to it. Hope so, I'm sure.
"Elegant oysters, but no taste to 'em.
Perhaps it’s my tongue; it feels sort of
"Soup looks all right, but I don’t seem
to notice it as ii goes down.
*' 'Ladies and Gentlemen'—no, no—l
mean—“Mr. Toastmnsler and Gentlemen.'
Wonder if I look pale. Fee) pule, I'm
sure. Glad I got a tlsh bone in my throat
Just then. It changed the current of my
thoughts for n time and eased up some
of the pressure on my brain. Besides it
headed off the man on my left from ask
ing me questions which I haven't mind
enough to spare to answer. There's a
little story which comes to my mind as I
rise to address you.’ By the Lord Harry,
how did that story begin? Suppose It
shouldn't come to my mind?
"Is this game? Shouldn't know U from
chicken feed. Am I eating like a civil
ized being or am I ramming It down the
way I used to do when I knew a thrash
ing was waiting for me after dinner? Wish
that idiot udross the table wouldn't look
at the parting of my hair so often. Won
der if 1 got It crooked after all?
"Used the wrong fork for my oyster#,
it becomes evident. Got to use oyster
fork now for the roast. Olud my wife
isn't here; glad I've got one thing left to
he glad for. 'There can be no question
that the issues which are Involved in this
matter of That's not right. "There
can he no issue Involved in this question
which is not .' By Jove, but this room
i infernally hot! 'There can be no ques
tion involved In this issue .’ Oh. which
Vuy does the confounded thing go?
"While 1 eat this salad I'm going to
think this thing out calmly. I certainly
know this speech by heart; l'v gone to
bed er.d got up with It too long to forget
It now. There’s no use in my getting
rattled. ‘There can he no question that
this matter involves Issues Confound
It, why Can't that man let me alone? He
may have nothing to do but eat hie din
ner and ask fool questions of men who
have something on their minds.
"By Jove, we're getting pretty well
through. My mouth Is as dry as sawdust,
nothing seems to moisten it up. Never
knew l had palpitation of the heart—but
I got it now, sure. I'll see the doctor in
the morning, If I'm alive—which 1 doubt.
"Guess 1 won't smoke; don't think I
could hold my hands steady to light up.
I’ll have to take out more Insurance If
I've got heart disease—if I Can get any
company to take my risk.
"Great heavens! we've got to the toasts.
Flrsi man looks aa calm as mud. Wish I
could Just look that way, whether T said
much of anything or not. But I don't. I
look all colors—blue, Just now, I think.
"Second man up! Three more before
me. Wish 1 could go home. Afraid I for
got to applaud Number One. Must re
member that this time.
"Two more! If my knees shake like this
I can't stand on my legs, that'# ail. I see
my finish; I shall fall over and he carried
out, and that'll be the best thing that
could happen—so long as nobody gets onto
it. One more! George Thompson, when
that man sits down you've got to get up.
Oh, why can't I go home? I’ve had
enough of this. I believe I'll—l'll run
“He's getting through! 'The questions
Involved in this issue . 'The Issues in
volved in this question—Ladles and ,
Mr. Toastmaster and Gentlemen. As I riss
to address you—as I rise to address you,
a little story comes to my mind' My
mind! It's a perfect blank—absolute. He's
sitting down! Oh, I wish I were being
hanged—l do, I do! Mr, Toastmaster and
ladies'—or being shot for a deserter, or
being wrecked on a barren island. Now,
It's COME! He's calling on ME! They're
looking tit me! I know my necktie's un
der one ear—l know It—but I can't help
It now, it's too late—everything's too Isle.
Here I go. SPEAK, George Thompson!
SPEAK, you fool!"
(Aloud). "Mr. Toastmaster—L-l—and
From the London Mail.
A wise man adapts hlmsplf to circum
stance* as water shapes Itself Into the
vessel that contains It.
The error of one moment becomes the
sorrow of o lifetime.
Disease may be curpd, but not destiny.
A vacant mind Is open to all sugges
tions. as the hollow mountain returns all
He who pursues the stags regards not
A wife may not spend her husband'*
money in thought even, taking the gown*
In gratitude, .asking no more. If few she
shall not deport herself in languid de
meanor, but shall walk with energy, as
though well pleased.
The gem cannot he poltehed without
friction, nor a man perfected without
A wise man forgets old grudges.
Riche* come better after poverty, than
poverty after riches,
A bird can roost but on one branch.
Who swallows quick can chew but little
(applied to learning).
For "enough is a* good as a feast." the
Chinese say: “A horse can drink no more
than Its till from the river.”
If the root Ik: left ihe grass will grow
Mgain (the reason given for exterminating
a traitor's family).
The gods cannot help a man who loses