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TEXAS PLATFORM ADOPTED. OFFICIALS INDORSED FOR ISSI ING OIL CHARTER. •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 Mevemton Indorsed. 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 Stales government. 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 pnhlican Party. 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 adds: “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 fully bating.” 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 for f1,100,000. 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 the sale, 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 ' Washington. “I regard the news from the Philippines as paruculary encouraging.” the Admiral is quoted as saying to the Eagle corre spondent. 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 ! said: “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 than ever. 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 ington. 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 tricts. 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. „ V 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 from it. 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 banquet. 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 93.5. 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 the afternoon. 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 Name Stevenson. 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 otherwise. 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 Kiri. 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 ing. 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 heat. BRADFIELD’S FEMALE IHr ; riEQULATOR IBU \ cures p r ofu->e, irr* gu lar, scanty or painful / Z' menstruation, falling 'll rhea, headache, back ache and n*'rv-rum*SH. ■L 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 IN COOLMAN. 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 $lO fine. 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 broad toims. Robert Noakes. recalled, denied the sub stance of a numb r of alleged conversa tions. 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 being killed. “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 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. lays. 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 understand. 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 tigue. 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 truce. 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. t 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 Chang. 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 stateema'n. rORWARDF.iI BY MININTKR WIT. lie Advised C hi mi's Compliance Willi Ainerienn Demands. 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 legal lone. 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 received. WALOERSEE SATISFICTORV. 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 turned. 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 Their Government*. 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 verification.' Fowler.” 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 says: “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 troops. It is expected that the entire force will have sailed before the middle of next month. 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 cago. 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 fantry. “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 tingten arrived. "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 ficers.” 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 blurred. "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 away—NOW! “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 Gentlemen ” Chinese Proverbs. 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 sounds. He who pursues the stags regards not hares. 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 trials. 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 opportunity. 5