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THE MORNING NEWS.
Fst&Mished 1850. .- . Incorporated ISSB
J. H. ESTILI President.
BXGI-and-s intentions are cre
ating MICH ALARM.
WILL BE NO INTERFERENCE.
CONGER SAYS LEGATIONS WILL
HOLD OUT TO THE END.
Minister’* Plncky Assertion Gives
Mueli Comfort iu \Yn*li inq ' on—Le
gations in Pekin Have Lost Sixty
Killed and 100 Wounded—Not Yet
Stated How Many Americans Were
Killed at Yang; Tsnn Though the
Cnsualties Number Sixty.
Washington, Aug, 11.—It is stated offi
cially to-nigh that this government will
pay no attention whatever to the latest
appeal from China, transmitted in the
form of a memorial from the southern
viceroys, begging the United States to
use Us influence against the landing of
British troops in the Y'ang-Tse valley.
This memorial was transmitted to the
State Department this morning by the
t*)!nese minister, Mr. Wu. It urged upon
this government the serious consequences
that would follow the landing of a Brit
ish force at Shanghai, and represented
that the partitions already made had in
duced a panic among the resident Chi
nese and would paralyze commercial ac
tivity in that part of the empire almost
t, much as a formal declaration of war
■j>y Great Britain.
This government decided, however, that
no; only would it be entirely out of its
province to interfere with the British pro
gramme in Southern China, which was be
ing carried forward by Admiral Seymour,
;.o is on the ground with the full knowl
edge of Ideal conditions, hut In view of
(’lrma's present recalcitrant attitude and
the lack, up to date, of even an acknowl
edgment of our latest demand concern
leg the safety of our ministers, the
I'ruhd States was not inclined to shoulder
of China's troubles with Great Britain
c any of the other Powers. Consequently
the appeal of the viceroys will be ignored.
Ii is possible that the communication
from Mr. Wu may be turned over to the
British government for its information,
on the general friendly principle that has
b*n adopted by the Powers of keeping
each other informed on the various devel
opments in the situation. Even this step,
fcowever, has not been decided on yet, and
will be left to the judgment of the Presi
Japan Not Objecting.
In connection with lr.. proposed land
ing of Admiral Seymour’s forcie, it may
be said that the report of Japan’s opposi
tion to this move is without any official
confirmation here. The Japanese minis
ter. in general conversation, when the sub
ject was first broached, said that he had
no information of any protest having been
rniered by Japan. What developments
subsequent events might bring, it was im
possible for him to say. It may be said,
however, aside from Minister Takahira’s
p I'ment. that Japan has up to date dis
played no jealousy of Great Britain in
the Chinese campaign. Japan herself, it
ha? been announced, semi-offieialiy, has no
' Incidentally it may be said that the cor
dial relations between Japan and the
T'nited States, aside from her participation
in the British and American advance on
P'-i Tsang, has been shown in. her reply
to the state department's advices coniiern
lng our last note to China, This note
was transmitted for information to Japan
a wall as to the other Powers Interest
*i and the Japanese government promptly
I knowledged Its receipt, and indicated its
friendly approval of the stand taken by
the United States. While this acknowl
edgment was a mere official courtesy, Ja
pan is the only one of the Powers so far
to give formal expression of Its concur
rence in the action of the United Slates.
Rti.ia*M Action a Surprise.
The action of the Russian government
in authorizing M. De Giers to start from
Pekin for Tien Tsin under Chinese es
tnrt causes no little concern and surprise
In official circles here, as it is diametri
cally opposed lo the course of the other
* vernments, although there is no disposi
tion to question the good faith which has
The Officials say that its only effect is
to leave M. Do Giers acting independently
•nd upon his own discretion. If he de
termines to leave Pekin with a Chinese
Piard, and succeeds in gelling through to
Tien Tstn, it at least will have demon
t<rated that this course is less hazardous
th n has been supposed. The position of
tbe United States authorities is unchang
ed however, in declining to entertain the
lda of allowing Minister Conger to leave
fcnder Chinese escorl.
Minister Conner I* Plucky.
The only information from the seat of
tf’ar made public by this government to
day was a dispatch from Consul McWade,
et Canton, communicating an additional
message from Minister Conger to the State
Department, and a very brief dispatch
from Admiral Remey, repeating some In
formation from Oen. Chaffee on the op
erations at Yang Tsun. Consul McWade's
dispatch Is as follows:
"Canton, Aug, 11.—Secretary of State.
Washington: Conger, date Aug. 10, Tsi
Nan, answering my message, says that
the legation# are under siege by the Im
perial soldiery. The situation Is desper-
B, e. The losses of the legations is sixty
killed and about 100 wounded. There Is
tome sickness, nevertheless, the general
health continues good.
He concludes: ‘Whatever may he the
ou come. we will hold on Indefinitely.'
Jl Is believed that the date assigned
this dispatch by the consul refers to the
Ale date when the message left Tsl Nan,
nd not fix the time when It left
Pekin by courier.
In Uie opinion of the State Department
the value of the Conger message Is consid
erably reduced by the uncertainty as to
Jsatemttal) JHofnina IV cto s',
its date. The date of Aug. 10 at Tsi Nan j
certainly indicates that the dispatch of j
the message from Pekin could not have
been less than three or four days earlier.
Tsi Nan is a large town on the main
Shanghai road, about 225 miles south of
Pekin. It certainly would have had to
travel by courier all the way to Shanghai
and have been re-transmiited from that
point to have reached MeWade at Canton.
The information it contains is practically
identical with the State Department's
message of Aug. 6 and the only cheering
feature is his plucky concluding sentence:
“Whatever may be the outcome, we will
hold on indefinitely."
Casualties at Yang; Tsnn.
Admiral Remey's dispatch is as follows:
“Che Foo, Aug. 10.—Bureau Navigation,
Washington: Taku, Aug. 7.—Chaffee tel
egraphs from front: ‘Sixth, Yang Tsun
occupied. Casualties about sixty, my
command, two marines wounded. Many
prostrated by heat and fatigue; next
move yet unknown.’
“General commanding English at front
telegraphs: ‘Marched from Piet Sang,
nine miles toward Yang Tsun, when form
ed from (for), attack wfith the Americans
on right, Russians on left. After rapid
advance of three miles, under hot rifle and
shell Are, our troops carried first line of
defenses. Casualties about fifty, killed,
or death from sunstroke.’ “Remey."
The chief interest in the Chaffee dis
patch as made public by the navy depart
ment, is the indication that the Ameri
can command was in the thick of the
fight at the capture of the important town
of Yang Tsun, but the reference to deaths
from sunstroke indicates that the inter
national forces are undergoing terrible
privations from the tropical weather along
the Pei Ho river.
allies are still moving.
Preparations Were Made for an Ad
vance on Ahk. 7 to Tsai Tsnn,
Five Miles From Ynng Tsnn.
London, Aug. 12, 4 a. m.—The only news
last night relative to the advance on Pe
kin was found in a belated dispatch from
Tokio, of Aug. 9, according to which,
after the capture of Yang Tsun on Aug.
6, it was arranged that uvo battalions
of Japanese infantry, a squadron of cav
alry, a battery of mounted artillery, and
a company of engineers, should march on
Aug. 7, in advance of the main body of
allies and occupy Tsai Tsun, five miles
north of Yang Tsun.
Other dispatches merely repeat the de
tails of the capture of Yang Tsun. One
cable message, however, credits ’he Em
peror of Corea with giving permission for
the laying of a cable between Taku and
A Yokohama dispatch of date of Aug.
11, says that the Corean government has
consented to the dispatch of Japanese
troops to Corea for the purpose of pro
viding for the emergencies growing out
of the Chinese trouble.
Various ruraon, having their origin in
Chinese sources, are floating around
Shanghai. One of these rumors is to the
effect that Prince Tuan and his followers
are preparing to leave Pekin in case the
allies should succeeed in getting near the
Reports have been received in London
to the effect that the hospital ship Maine
has arrived at Colombo.
Speaking at a Primrose League demon
stration at Eagle’s Cliff, Lord London
derry expressed a hope that when the
allies reach Pekin the first step will be
the punishment, not as in the past, of a
few subordinates, but of the mandarins
and others high in authority. There, he
was of the opinion, all vengeance ought
CHINA WARNED BV RUSSIA.
May Send De tilers to Tien Tsin Bnt
Must fiuarnntce Safety.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 11.—The Official
Messenger to-day published the follow
“The foreign office received a telegram
to-day direct from M. He Giers, the Rus
sian Minister at the Chinese capital, from
Pekin. The dispatch was evidently taken
by special courier to Tsi Nan, from the
capital of Shan Tung, and was thence
telegraphed Aug. 7 by the local yamen.
M. De Giers announces that the siege of
the legations continues, the besieged still
having some provisions left.
“The Chinese government proposes to
transmit the ministers' messages and that
they leave Pekin. As the ministers had
not. sufficient guarantee they replied that
they must receive the permission of their
governments before leaving the city.”
The Messenger then announces that the
Czar's approval has been given for M.
De Giers to start for Tien Tsin with his
entire staff and the marine guard on con
dition that the existing government at
Pekin and the Emperor afford them sure
guarantee that the Journey can be under
taken without danger. At the same time
M. De Giers is instructed to call atten
tion to the heavy responsibility the Chi
nese government will incur should there
bi the slightest infraction of the invio
lability of the persons accompanying him
to Tien Tsin.
approval, op wilders eb.
Practically All the Power. Have
Given Tlielr Aaaent.
Berlin, Aug. 11.—Great Britain, the
United States and Japan have now ap
proved the appointment of Pield Marshal
Count von Waldersee as commandcr-in
chief of the allied forces in China, the
United States and Japan unreservedly
and Great Britain conditionally on all the
oiher Powers agreeing to the appointment.
This condition has practically been ful
CAUSED CONCERN IN LONDON.
Bosnia's Action Looked on With
London. Aug. 11.— The Russian govern
ment's permission to M. De Giers and his
staff to leave Pekin under Chinese guards
while the United States and other gov
ernments tell their ministers to hold out
Continued on Ninth Page.
SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 1000.
DEATHS FROM HEAT
NEW YORK’S RECORD YESTERDAY
WORST HOT SPELL FOR YEARS.
MANY SOTCSHT RELIEF FROM THE
SUFFERING IN VAIN.
Thirty Died From Prostrations nnd
Three Killed by Falling: From
Fire Escapes—Thousands Hurried
to the Seashore, and Many Left
the City Altogether—Some of the
Resorts Little Cooler Than the
City—Many Animals Died.
New York, Aug. 11— Death reaped a
harvest to-day from New Y'ork's humid
At least 33 persons died in this city and
vicinity, thirty of them from piodra.ious
and three from falling from fiie escapes
on which they had crow’ded to got some
relief from the torturing heat.
All in all it is the hottest continuous
weather New York has had. Forecaster
Emery said to-day that it surpassed in
the aggregate the record of the 1896 hot
The wtather bureau thermometer reach
ed 95 at 2 p. m. and registered the same
figures an hour later. This is many de
grees cooler than the temperature the
people were subjected to on the street.
Thousands hurried to the nearest cars
and boats for the seashore. Then there
were many who began their vacations and
the trains and steamboats were filled rap
idly. The sound steamers had sold out
all their berths early in the day, and to
night many passengers were forced to
sleep on mattresses strewed in. the cabins.
The streets leading to a cooling exile
from New Y’ork were crowded and ex
pressmen were overwhelmed with bag
gage. It was the busiest Saturday of the
The recreation piers were packed, but
they gave little relief. The keeper of an
East River pier said that the thermometer
there had registered 102 during the day
and that at 7:30 in the evening it was 92.
Not a rustle of a breeze c*ould be detect
The greatest sufferers were the little
ones, and the reports o*om the Bellevue
dispensary told of the struggle for life
among the poor.
The out-door poor department w’as over
taxed also, there being twenty-flve appli
cations a day from mothers to have their
children taken to Randall's Island.
The suffering among animals was plain
ly evident. Many horses fell, some to
die, others to stagger to their feet and
go weakly on. Fire Chief Croker’s or
ders that hose should be on tap in front
of all fire engine houses saved many
horses from sunstroke.
HOTTEST IN THE COUNTRY.
Official Temperature In Washlngtnn
Wa 10l Degrees.
Washington, Aug. 11.—Washington was
the hottest city in the United States' to
For the first time since Aug. 13, 1881, 19
years ago, the official thermometer at the
weather bureau registered Ml, and the
private street thermometers reached sev
eral degrees higher.
The eleven days of the presen
have been warmer than the flrst half of
August, 1896, when the terrific heat made
a record here In the number of fatalities.
SIX DEATHS IN’ CHICAGO.
Rot Distress There Wns Relieved in
Part by Showers.
Chicago, Aug. 12.—Six deaths here were
due to the heat to-day, the eighth day of
the torrid spell, and there were twenty
five prostrations, three of which will prove
A small shower in the afternoon sent
the mercury down to 80, for a short peri
od, but it rose again to 89, and was sent
down again to 80 by a pitiful little Ihun
drstorm at 8 p. m. The second time it
remained at 80, but the weather man says
It will pass 90 again to-norrow.
COOLER WEATHER COMING.
Weather Rnrenu Sny* the Hot Spell
Has Been Broken.
Washington, July 11.—The following spe
cial forecast has been made by the Weath
The extremely high temperatures that
have prevailed during the past week from
the Upper Mississippi valley to the At
lantic coast were broken Saturday In the
upper lake region, and the Upper Missis
sippi valley. During Sunday the cooler
weather will extend over the Ohio valley,
Now England, New York and the lower
lake regions and will overspread the Mid
dle Atlantic stales Sunday night and Mon
Not So Hot In Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wls., Aug. 11.—The Weather
Bureau reported a temperature of 71 de
grees after a cooling shower. This is a
decrease from the maximum of the day of
19 degrees and 1* the lowest registered In
over a week. During the eight days of ex
cessive heat tehre were thirty-four fatal!-
Hot Weather In Mneon.
Maon, Aug, 11—The thermometer
stood at 98 here for three hours to-day. It
was cne of the worst spells of hot weather
Macon people ev*r experienced, but no
suffocations wre reported.
AMONG THE SCANDINAVIAN'S.
Kepnhlleans Preparing lo Do Mis
New York, Aug. 11.-Carl Fischer-Han
sen has been selected to go to Chicago to
take charge of the literary Scandinavian
bureau at Republican headquarters. He
will be associated with Secretary Heath,
and said to-day that he would assign
speakers who would address Scandinavian*
In lowa, Minnesota, Nebraska. Illinois and
the Dakotas. Mr. Flacher-Hansen will
make his first speech of the campaign In
Chicago next Thursday night.
WAS NO FEVER IN TAMPA.
Dm. Porter and White* Finn No Yel
low Fever Fxlnted There—The
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 11.—Drs. Porter and
White issued their valedictory, to the peo
ple of Tampa in the recent “scare” to
night in the following: signed statement:
“The house-to-house Inspection indicat
ed in the last statement to the public has
this day been completed. Ocular exam
ination has been made of all febrile dis
orders and many others by either the
United States health authority, Dr. J. H.
White, surgeon of the Marine Hospital
Service, or state health officer, and often
times by both, conjointly, with negative
results as to doubts or suspicions of yel
low' fever existing in Tampa In any of
those sick or seen. Wigal’s agglutination
test of blood of Baker and Parker made
in the laboratory of the Marine Hospital
Service at Washington gave a reaction
positive in both specimens, hu* confirm
ing the diagnosis made at flrst of typhoid
fever in Parker and suspected in case of
To this statement Dr. Porter, as state
health officer, adds the following gratify
“The quarantine restrictions on travel
to and from Tampa will be removed at
midnight, this date.”
Railroad and steamer lines will resume
their regular schedules to-morrow morn
ing and the cordon of special guards
about the city was called in at midnight
ROBBERS COMMIT MURDER.
They Killed nn Express Messenger
on a Pennsylvania Train and
V.noted the I,oral Safe.
Columbus, 0.. Aug-. 11. —A daring: murder
and robbery was committed on the Penn
sylvania passenger train No. 8. which ar
rived here from St. Lout* at 11:40 last
Charles Lane, an Adams Express mes
senger, formerly of St. Louis, but re
cently a resident of Columbus, was shot
and killed shortly before (he tra'n r* ach
ed the union station in this city and the
“local” safe was robbed of all the money
and valuables which it contained. The
The safe robbed contained only the
packages of money and valuables collect
ed after the train left St. Louis and the
officials of the express company insist
that the sum was not large. All the mon
ey forwarded from St. Louis and points
west, was in a sealed safe, which was
not disturbed by the robbers, probably for
the reason that they did not have time.
The crime was not ds covered until the
(rain pulled into the union station here.
Lane’* body was found to have been rid
dled with bullets, and there were evi
dences that a desperate struggle had taken
place. The robbers had taken the key to
the local safe from the messenger’s pock
et, opened the sj*fe ;nd looted it of every
thing of probable value. The key was left
sticking in the safe door. The messen
ger's revolver, with two chambers empt
ied, wa found in the safe, where it had
probably been laid by the robbers nfter be
ing wrenched from his hand.
The entire local detective force, detec
tives from both the Hast and West, all the
railroad and the express officials, as well
as the police departments within fifty
miles, are using their utmost endeavors
to capture the men, of whom there is sup
posed to have been two.
The only bit of light thrown on the af
fair Is by John Fletcher, baggagemaster on
the train, who occupied the car directly
in the rear of the one in which the mur
der occurred. Asa result of his narra
tive, the police are looking for four per
sons of whom they have slight descrip
tions. None of these has been located.
Kill LI !V IS MICH BETTER.
Jeffries Vs An&lous to Meet Fitzsim
mons and Sharkey.
New York, Aug. 11.—'With his face
bruised and discolored, his right eye al
most closed and his nose flattened out,
"Gu” Ruhlin walked about his training
quarters at Bay Ridge to-day wondering
how it all happened.
The big Ohio fighter appeared to be
quite weak. In spite of his appearance
Ruhlin said he felt all right and in the
same breath expressed a desire for anoth
er bout with Fitzsimmons. After leaving
the Garden, Ruhlin was taken to a Turk
ish bath establishment. While there he
became unconscious, due to the lose of
blood and the extreme heat. His condition
for a time was critical.
Ruhlin's collapse in the bathing estab
lishment gave rise to many rumors. One
of th< so was that Ruhlin had died as the
result of the injuries sustai cd la the bat
tle. Although It is true that Ruhlin was
very ill for sveral hours, hi life was
never desi>aired of. He came around In
good shape about 7 o’clock this morning
and left for the home of his manager
“Billy ,, Maddtn, at Bay Ridge. Ther* he
spent the day.
James J. J< (Tries, champion heavy
weight of the world to-day, Issued an
open letter In which he says lie la anx
ioua to give Fitzsimmons and Tom
Sharkey each another chance for the
championship bolt before Sept. 1, and
states he proposes to do It. He offers to
meet loth Fitzsimmons and Sharkey be
fore that date.
YELLOW FEY Ell BO\HI> NAMED.
It Will Investigate tlic C ases at the
rinnr del It to Camp.
Washington, Aug. 11.—A board of offi
cers, to consist of Maj. William C. Gor
gas, surgeon; Maj. L>ama.o T. Lalne, sur
geon; Marlboro C. Wyeth, surgeon, has
convened In the fflee of the chief sur
geon of the division of Cuba for the pur
pose of examining into the present out
break of yellow fever among the troops
stationed at Plnar del Rio barracks, Pinar
del Rio, Cuba, determining why It was not
properly diagnosed and proper measures
token to avoid the spread of the conta
gion. and to what extent. If any, the post
surgeon should be held responaible there
for. and to submit such recommendations
as it may deem pertinent.
FRANCE’S BAD DOSE
GALLED HY SELECTION OF COI'YT
WILL HAVE TO ACQUIESCE.
FRENCHMEN < \\\OT FORGET THE
EVENTS OF 1870.
French Press In Hitter In Its Vnaili
emns—Announcement That France
linn Acquiesced Is Premnlurr, lluf
She Will l*u t the End Sought
Above Her Prejudice—lt In Purely
Political Say a an Otlleial—Exposit
ion Ex ils Remedied.
(Copyright. 1900. by the Associated Press.)
Paris, Aug. 11.—Though official France
when forced to a decision will graciously
admit the superior rank of Field Marshal
Count von Woldersee and acknowledge
him as generalissimo of the allies in China,
the Paris press and French citizens will
accept the situation with a grimace bikli
as bitter medicine produces.
Though years have passed, the time is
not long enough to efface the memory of
the dey when the German troops marched
along the Champs Elysoes; and so it is
even thought an expeditionary force un
der a German commander will be sutfi
o4ent to throw the anti-Republtcan press
Into qualms of resentment. Naturally tlie
government is the objective at which they
hurl their anathemas. I*i Libre Parole
“We will be considered a nation of the
second part—in fact a part of the German
confederation,” while the Echo de Pariß
speaks of the humiliation of the French
soldiers and the sacrifices therein im
What makes the dose more nasueating
is the fact that General Negrier on July
24 pleaded to be sent to China, but hie
offer to go wad not accepted. He out
ranks Count von Waldersee, and thus it
w r ould have been permitted to France to
hold the leading office.
Announcement In Premature.
The announcement made In Berlin that
France has acquiesced in the selection of
the commander-in-chief is, at least, pre
mature. No such acknowledgment has
been admitted, so the foreign office in
formed a representative of the Associated
Press; but there Is no disposition to stand
out against the other Powers In consent
ing when Count von Wnldersee shall
have reached China.
“This hubbub," said a member of
France’s official family, “Is purely politi
es!, and is not disconcerting. We have a
present duty 'to perform, Which ts the Im
mediate relief of the Chrlatlunn in Pekin.
Surely none expects, in he face of the
appeals for rescue, that the allies will
camp out while the ministers telegraph
urging Immediate assistance. It will be
the middle of October when Count von
Waldersee arTivea. Is there any one who
counsels inactivity for that time? We
must march, and all France’s influence
must be brought to bear in this direc
tion. We need no generals to accomplish
M. Lepine, the Paris prefect of police,
has taken sternly in hand two of the
most annoying evils to which strangers
in Paris are bound to submit—trickery
and overcharging on the pant of the cab
drivers and the pestering of promenaders
on the boulevards by persons bent upon
the sale of transparent cards, salacious
literature and other articles, -the sale of
which would mean immediate imprison
ment in any city in the Fnited States.
So vigorously has 4he latter class been
assailed by the police that many innocent
newsboys have been arrested; but the re
sult of M. Lepine*s efforts has been very
noticeable on the boulevards the last two
For the regulation of the cab service
and the doing away with the maddening
faults which clause many an American to
use unprintable words, he has issued n
long series of rules compelling cabmen
to notify passengers of the exact amount
of their fare before starting, prohibiting
the favorite pastime of the drivers—that
of smoking while on duty, and compelling
them to accept passengers.
Mad l>ogM Were Numerous.
The annual report on the subject of hy
drophobia, which has Just, been presented
to the council of Public) Hygiene by Prof.
Poust. showes by statistics that the num
ber of mad dogs in Parle and the depart
ment of The Seine Is steadily Increasing.
The Pasteur Institute treated 294 persona
who had been bitten by rabid animals
between the first of the year 1900 and
Next (Saturday the official announcement
of the awards of the exposition Juries will
be made. The occasion will he very Im
posing. The ceremonies* will take place
In the Salle ties Fetes, and the President
of the republic, his cabinet and other
functionaries will be present.
NOT THE REAL ADVANCE.
Belief in Berlin l Thai Allies Are
Working- l (iatn strategical
(Copyrighted, 1900, the Associated Pros*)
Berlin, Aug. 11.—The belief still prevails
here that the allied forces have not un
dertaken the I‘ekln advance and that the
recent actions at Pel Tsang and Yang
Tsun were solely meant to secure the
strategic tenure of Tien Tsln against the
Chinese troops sent from Pekin or from
the south, as Yang Tsun dominates both
railroad and river communication.
The military authorities here also main
tain that an advance upon Pekin with the
present forces and lacking an officer In
chief command would be equivalent to
failure and enormous losses.
The fori Ign office wholly dlstrusls the
reliability of the news that 1.1 Hung
Chang has been empowered to negotiate
for peace, and the German press coincides
In that view.
The news received here that the United
mates Is satisfied with the appointment of
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee to the
chief command of the allied forces has
created general satisfaction, as for a time.
It was feared the United States might,
with Great Britain, object, thus frustrat
ing military harmony. .
In Accord With United State*.
The news cabled here that the United
Slates la now desirous of bringing about
a clear diplomatic understanding regard
(Contlnued on Third Page.)
ITALY’S KING TAKES OATH.
Royalty Stood in the Presence of
Parliament While the Solemn
Ceremony A\ * Performed.
Rome, Aug. 11.—King Victor Emmanuel
111 took the formal constitutional oath to
day before Parliament. Tho Senate
chamber was draped with mourning, tho
benches and tribunes beln^covered with
black furnishings, bordered with silver.
The booming of cannon announced the
departure of the royal party from tho
Quitinal. All along the route large crowds
were assembled and gave the new King an
ovation. He was received on the steps of
the Senate by the committees of the
Chamber of Deputies and Senate in a pa
vilion especially erected and handsomely
When the cortege entered the Senate
chamber, the King being accompanied by
the Puke of Aosia. the Count of Turin
and the Duke of Genoa, the deputies and
senators arose, and then began a long and
exciting scene of enthusiasm. His Maj
esty later look the oath and delivered an
The King in his ad Iress referred to the
evidences of mourning hero and abroad
and spoke of the frUndsh p uniting Italy
with all foreign Powers. He said Italy
will h' a forceful instrument of concord
and will assist la maintaining peace, and
askc I for internal accord, as the mon
archy and parliament should proc e l
united. The King, the address .''aid. knowfe
his rights and duties and lee!s that he
will a.ways have the full confidence of
the liberal institutions of Italy and b ■ able
by his initiative and energy to vigorous.y
def* nd these institutions. His Majesty in
voked God to ivlin ss his promises and
assured his hearers that he would work
with all his heart for the grand* ur and
prosperity of Italy.
I l* Royal Party Stood.
During the ceremony of taking the
oath the King stood, as did those who
assisted in the function, including the
Queen and the Prince-s-es. He. pronounced
the words In a loud voice, saying:
‘ In the presence of God and before the
nation I swear to loyally respect the stat
utes. to exercise the royal authority only
in pursuance of the laws and in conform
ity wiih them, to render to each subject,
according to his rights, full and entire Jus
ti e, and to conduct myself under all cir
cumstances as having only in view the
Interest, prosperity and honor of the na
As soon ns His Majesty had concluded,
all present broke into loud acclamations,
the ovation lasting aeveral minutes. The
King next signed the parchments contain
ing the oath, and the senators rose In a
body and took the oath, crying together:
"I swear.” The deputies were sworn in
the same manner. The whole ceremony,
concluding with the oaths of allegiance of
senators and deputies, was touching and
The King then read his address and with
the same ceremony with which they were
received, the royal party returned to the
Qulrlnnl through the still crowded streets,
the people vigorously sho-uting for the new
ALL ARMOR BIDS REJECTED.
Tlie Government, However, Will Mot
Budil nn Armor Plate Plant Hut
Will Advertise Again.
Washington, Aug. 11.—The navy depart
ment this afternoon and elded to reject all
bids for armor plate presented to the de
It is stated at the department that this
docs not mean that the alternative plan
of erecting a government aimor plate fac
tory will be adopted, although the Secre
tary of th<> Navy has at his disposal !4,-
003,000 with which to start such a plant
in case satisfactory terms cannot he
made with the private manufacturers.
It Is < tated to day that new advertise
ments wi 1 be issued as scon as possible
and the contractors will be given an
other cligncp to put their bids Into such
shape ;a will be acceptable to the gov
The reason assigned for the rejection of
bids is the demand from all the bidders
for too large a proportion of the entire
amount of armor plate. The lowest bidder,
the Midvale Steel Cr.mfMUiy, was not sat
isfied to accept less than 20,030 tons of the
JO 000 to be contracted for. At the rate
of delivery proposed by the Midvale <Y>m
par.y the government could rot have got
ten its armor to complete, itn shir* now
in course of construction within a rea
The other two bidders, tho Bethlehem
and Carnegie Companies, wire much high
er in their figure* and Insist* <1 on having
the whole amount of armor divided be
tween them on equal terms.
The action of the government In com
pletely rejecting the bids is taken to In
dicate a determination to bring the* con
tractors to reasonable terms, on the oth?r
hand it Is said by some officials in the
department that the government pro Im
ply will l>e willing to make considerable
concessions before adopting the serious al
ternative of establishing a plant of its
TRI’JILLO COMMITS MIK IDE.
Prominent Cigar Man of Tampa,
Fla., Took lII* Own Life.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 11.—Bias Trujillo, se
nior member of the rigor manufacturing
firm of B. Trujillo & Cos., committed* sui
cide this afternoon in the private office of
his fa (lory In this city by placing the
muzzle of a pistol against the roof of bis
mouth and discharging the bullet through
He retired to the office at noon and lock
ed the door. When the door was forced
at & o’clock p. m., Trujillo was found dead
on the floor. The physician Bald he had
been dead three hours.
The cause Is a mywtery, as the deceased
was well fixed financially and his business
was large and profitable. He had been
somewhat despondent for the past week,
but not sufficiently so as to excite alarm.
The funeral will take place here Monday
LE*S I’LAGI’K AT MANILA.
N Further Yellow Fever Symptoms
Reported From Tampa.
Washington, Aug. 11.—Marine Hospital
Service advices from Manila Just received
report that the number of plague cases
there is diminishing. No Information has
been officially communicated here regard
ing the reported action of the Singapore
health authorities In quarantining against
The Marine Hospital Service dispatches
from Florida to-day show that no new
yellow fever cases nor new auapecta have
DAILY. *8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-T I MES- A- WEEK, II A YEAR
A RECEIVER NAMED
SOUTHERN MINING COMPANY I*
HINDS OK THE COURT.
CONCERN BONDED AT $575,000
LACKED THE CAPITAL TO BACK
I P 111 SI \ ESS PLANS.
Temporary Appointment Made by
Judge Candler and Hearing Set
for Sept. 8— Application Made by
Trust Company of Georgia Which
Is Trustee for tlie Company’s .%7-
ClM> Worth of llouds—Company Has
Some Aalunble Assets.
Atlanta, Aug. 11.—Application for a re
ceiver for tho Southern Mining Company
made by the Trust Company of Georgia,
resulted to-day In the apjolntment of T.
1). Meader ns temporary receiver.
The appointment was made by Judge
John S. Candler, In the absence of Judge
J. H. Lumpkin. The hearing was set be
fore Judge Lumpkin on Sept. 8, to deter
mine whether injunction shall issue,
and the receivership be made permanent.
The Trust Company of Georgia is trustee
for $575.00b worth of the Southern Mining
Company's bonds. A receiver was asked
for that the property might be Judiciously
handled. It was set out that the immediate
cause of the suit was an effort by some of
the holders of Interest coupons on tho
second mortgage bonds to get a preference
over other bondholders under suit recently
brought in a Justice of the peace court.
The Southern Mining Company was
formed by the purchase of the stocks nnd
bonds In the several companies which went
to make up the Georgia Mining Manufac
turing and Investment Company, and its
assets consist almost exclusively of those
stocks and bonds.
Trouble Warn Lack of Capital.
It was ascertained by inquiry of the
officers of th© Southern Mining Company
that the trouble had been all the while
an insufficiency of capital with which to
put the different properties in satisfac
tory condition To successfully carry them
on, and recently a plan of reorganization
had been submitted by it to its stock
holders and bondholders, the stockhold
ers owning substantially nil th© bonds,
which contemplated putting th© company
on a paying basis, and giving those inter
ested equal representation, according to
their legal priorities.
Avery large proportion of the bond
holders have signified their willingness to
adopt th© plan of reorganization propos
ed, and the Southern Mining Company
hopes, notwithstanding the receivership,
that th© plan referred to will still be
agreed upon, and carried into offer*. The
bonds of the company consist of $75,000
of flrst mortgage bonds and $500,000 of sec
ond mortgage bonds. Each class bears
6 per cent. Interest.
Some Valuable A*set*.
Th© most valuable asset* consist of
leases on property of th© Dade Co©l Com
pany, the Castle Rock Coal Company, the
Walker Iron and Coal Company, th©
Georgia Iron and Coal Company and the
Bartow Iron and Manganese Company.
Th© capital stock of the Dade, Cafftl©
Rock, Walker, Georgia and Chattanooga
Iron Companies form another valuable
part of the assets. The property is lo
cated in Bartow, Cherokee, Catoosa, Dade
and Walker counties, In this state; Mar
lon county, Tennessee and Jackson coun
MANY lIOKRH UNDER ARREST.
Robert* Wire* of the Plot Laid to
Aug. 11.—Th© war office to-day
rectlved the following message from Lord
“Pretoria, Aug. 10—Johannesburg re
ports that a patrol from the water works
wan attacked Aug. 7.
“Buller occupied Amerspoort th© even
ing of Aug. 7. The enemy retired before
his force about six miles before Amers
|K)ort was reached. Th© casualties were
twervty mn wounded. Buller wat on the
north bank of Reit.-prult, Aug. 9, on his
way to Errmlo.
“KuniU© arrested at Harrismith Com
mandant Marais, three field cornet* and
30 armed burghers, and a British subject
of Natal namel Mara s, a Boer spy,
EraMnuH, and a former m* mbpr of the
Fr*e State intelligence bureau.
“Hunter reports that 130 burghers with
upwards of a million rounds of ammuni
tion surrendered Aug. 8 and 9. Cloet, a
member of the Volksraad, was a prisoner
“Kitchener engaged DeWet’s rear guard
yesterday near Llndoque within hearing
of Methuen's guns six miles northwest.”
Iyjrd Roberts wlrts to th© war office
from Pretoria under yesterday's date as
“A plot to carry me off ha* been dis
covered. It was clumsily conceived. Th*
ring leaders and all concerned are now
AN ALLEGED HANK ROBBER.
“FrISCO Slim,” Salil in Have Stolen
P 15,000, I* Arrested.
New York. Aug. 11.—“ Frisco 811m.’*
whose right name is John Butler, sus
pected of a daring and sensational bank
burglary In fltrassburg, Va., in which |15,-
000 was procured, from u blasted safe,
was arrested in Brooklyn to-day.
Butler is ©uspected of having been an
associate at time* of “Topeka Joe,” or
Joseph Rapley. who was arrested in Port
land, Ore., and brought to thin city. It
was thought he was one of the men want
ed in Wllllamrburg, Va., for a bank rob
bery, there May 24, when the burglars
worked at the safe, while the town sur
rounded the bank, armed to the teeth.
The men shot their way out and escaped
with some thousands of dollars of th©
The Strassburg affair was of a similar
kind. Butler is charged with being a
fugitive from Justice from Virginia.
Atlanta. Mon Won the Race.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 11.—At the bicycle
races at the Athletic Field this afternoon,
before a fair crowd, Terry Davis, of At
lanta. Ga., won th© two-mile handicap
professional from Ray Duer of this city.
Chart©* Warrick of this city, was third.