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J. H. ESTILI President.
ALLIES ONTHE MOVE
fU-;PORTED NOW WITHIN SIXTEEN
MILES OF PEKIN.
MO GREAT OPPOSITION MET.
D UE CHINESE ARE CONCENTR ATED
AT USING HOH SIEN.
Fight I* Expected When the Allien
Reach That Point—Chinese Offered
Little Real Opposition at Ho-SI-
Wii Movement of Allien From
Yang Tian Mysterious Menage
From MacDonald-Berlin Still He
llenes the Real Advance Han Not
I/>ndon, Aug. 15.—“ The allied troops,”
eays the St. Petersburg- correspondent of
the Times, “having on Aug. 9 occupied
Ho-SI-Wu, have now moved on toward
Mu Chang, without meeting any great
opposition. The artillery Is being moved
satisfactorily, in spite of the bad roads,
which the Japanese are engaged in re
x "The Chinese are now concentrated at
Hsing Hah Sien, where fighting may be
London, Aug. 15, 4 a. m.—The only news
which takes the advance on Pekin fur
ther than Ho-Si-Wu comes from Paris.
The London morning papers contain
rothing to confirm the. French report that
the allies are within sixteen miles of Pe
kin, although a Che Foo dispatch is print
ed saying that they were within twenty
seven miles of the goal on Saturday.
Confirming the report of the arrival of
the international forces at Ho-Si-Wu (also
written Hobsi Wu), the Daily Mail’s cor
“The Chinese offered little real opposi
tion. The arrival of the allies frustrated
l determined attempt to divert the course
cf the river. The heat is intense, but the
health of the troops is good.”
AIIIok Still Advancing.
A St. Petersburg special says:
The latest news from Gen. Linevitch,
commanding the Russian troops in the
province of Pe-Chi-Li. is that the allies
after the capture of Yang Tsun took one
day’s rest, and then, on Aug. 7. a van
guard was formed, consisting of one Si
berian regiment, one regiment of Bothnia
Cossacks, three battalions of Japanese
infantry, one Japanese sapper company
and an American mounted battery.
“In spite of the condition of the road,
this column proceed and by forced marches,
about llVfr versts toward Pekin, encoun
tering at Nan Tsai Tung, about 49 miles
from the capital, a Chinese detachment
which fought for an hour and a half.
F.nally the Chinese -threw down their
arms and fled in a panic.
“When this news was sent back all the
o lies started forward in three columns,
with Cossacks in front and on the
A Port Arthur special announces that
the women and children have been of
ficially notified to leave that place.
Message From MacDonald.
The Chinese minister in London is quot
f i as saying that he hoped and believed
that peace would be established between
China and the powers within the next six
Yesterday he transmitted to the British
foreign office another message from the
British minister in Pekin, Sir Charles Mac-
Donald, the contents of which the officials
have thus far refused to make public.
The Berlin correspondent of the Daily
Chronicle says the German government
has ordered two cruisers to Shanghai and
thnt another is on the way, while a fourth
is already there.
“The German government,” he remarks,
“is evidently determined that England
shall not have a free hand in that re
The Standard, after expressing the opin
ion that there is increasing ground to
hope that the ministers will be rescued by
the arrival of the allies at Pekin to-mor
tow (Thursday) if the initial rate of
progress is maintained, goes on to deal
with what will follow the rescue, and
fays it may be taken for granted that
the policy attributed to the Washington
cabinet represents the absolute minimum
of the demands of the combined Powers.
WAITING FOR WALDERSEE.
Germany Seems to Uelleve N'otlilnjt
Will Be Accomplished 1 util He
Arrive, on tlie Scene.
Berlin. Au. 14.—Considerable surprise
Is expressed by the German foreign office
at the communication telegraphed to
Washington by (Jen. Chaffee, that the al
lied troops were at Ho SI Wu last Thurs
day Inasmuch as other recent dispatches
bad asserted that the Chinese were strong
ly entrenched in front of the allies above
The Hanover Courier discussing the plan
of campaign, say® to-day that the foreign
office circles regard thesuccess of the pres
ent movement as next to Impossible and
expect that the first task of Count von
Waldersee, after his arrival at the front,
will be to lead the advance on Pekin.
Lieutenant Colonel Reinhold Wagner,
discussing the military problem In the
National Zeltung, argues that the roads
leading from Pekin to the Interior ought
to be seized In order to prevent the es
cape of the rebels, and that then with
n army of from 70,000 to 80,000 men an
advance should be made along both banks
of the Pei Ho.
The possibility of the clashing of Inter
national Interest® in China Is still gener
olly discussed. The Berliner Post, refers
to the landing of the British at Shanghai
end to Russia's action at Nitbhwan, par
ticularly to the latter, as having caused
®°me apprehension among other Powers,
■ol especially In Japan.
•t would not be strange,” says .he
I>o( t. "if other powers did likewise; and
It would cause a serious complication of
the situation If not only Great Britain
J&abannaj) Mofnittg peto#.
but others took occasion from Russia’s
action to adopt steps of far-reaching im
portance for the future.”
AGAIN ATTACKING LEGATION’S.
Prince Tnan and Many High Officials
Have Left Pekin.
London, Aug. 14 —A special dispatch
from Shanghai dated Aug. 13. says num
erous reports from Pekin, dated
have arrived there, describing the sit
uation at the Chinese capital.
It appeals the Chinese are aga ; n des
perately attacking the legations, which
had very few defenders left.
It is also alleged that Prince Tuan and
a hundred high officials have left Pekin
and that the ikws of the capture of Yang
Tsun caused a heavy exodus of the res
Finally, It is said, that the execution of
Cheng Yin Huan, the Cantoneee, who was
special ambassador of China to Queen
Victoria's jubilee, has created widespread
terror, and it is believed to be a fact that
Y’u Lu, the former Viceroy of Chi Li was
killed in battle at Yang Tsun.
apprehension at shanghai.
• — 1
France to Take Steps to Defend Her
Paris, Aug. 14.—Dispatches received
here from the French consul general at
Shanghai show apprehension exists there
as to the conditions prevailing at Shang
hai, and In its vicinity. The French min
istry have, therefore, decided to take pre
cautions to defend the French ponceseion
Information obtained from * British
sources says the allied troops were with
in twenty-five kilometres of Pekin, but
the date of this news was not stated.
BOMBARDMENT WAS RESUMED.
Report That the Enropean Clmrcta
Yard Was Desecrated.
Berlin, Aug. 14.—A semi-official dispatch
from Tien Tein dated Aug. 8, says the
Russian Colonel Woyczak has received
advices from Pekin announcing that dur
ing the night of July 31 the bombardment
of the foreign legations was resumed and
that the European chureh yard was dese
crate<i - , 4
GLORY BELONGS TO THE JAPS.
Feature® of the Figrht With the Chi
nese at Pel Ttang.
(Copyright, 1900, The Associated Press.)
Shanghai, Monday, Aug. 13.—The follow
ing dispatch has been received from the
Associated Press correspondent with the
allied forces, dated Pei Tsang, August 5,
and forwarded by mail to Che Foo and
"The glory of to-day's fighting belongs
to the Japanese. They did all the hardest
fighting. The Americans were in reserve
and had no casualties. The Japanese, ad
vancing across the plain, had no shelter,
and flanked the Chinese from their strong
mud walls and trenches extending five
miles. The feature of the battle was the
magnificent Japanese cavalry charge
which resulted in the capture of ten field
"The Chinese retreat was orderly and
they left but few dead on the field. The
correspondent of the Press
counted 200 dead' or wounded Japanese.
The British loss was two men killed and
a few wounded. The British naval brigade
guns and two big Russian guns had a
duel with the Chinese guns, which re
sulted in silencing the latter. The Rus
sians found the plains east of the river
flooded and joined the main army west of
"Every vehic'le in Tien Tsin is impressed
for the transport service of the allies, in
cluding all wagons and rickshaws drawn
THE FIGHTING AT YANG TSIN.
British Casualties There Were Ahont
London, Aug. 14—The Brilish govern
ment to-day received from Che Foo, un
der date of Aug. 11, Gen. Gaselee’s brief
dispatches describing the capture of Pei
Tsang and Yang Tsun. He says the Jap
anese dislodged the enemy from Pei
Tsang in gallant slyle. Describing the
fighting at Yang Tsun, Gen. Gaselee says:
"After ascertaining that the enemy he’d
the railway embankment we formed for
the attack with the Americans on our
right and the Russian battalion on our
extreme left. After a rapid advance of
nearly three miles, during which they
were under a hot shell and rifle fire, our
troops carried the first line of defense in
fine style. We are now encamped on the
left bank of the Pei Ho, near the railway
bridge over the Pei Ho. Casualties atout
SUPPLIES REACH YANG TSUN.
American Signal Men Keeping the
Wire Up With Dlffleiilty.
London, Aug. 14.—A special dispatch
from Yang Tsun doted Aug. 7. reports the
arrival there of supplies sufficient to last
The dispatch adds that reconnoisences
show that the Chinese are demoralized
and have fled towards Pekin.
The American signal men are keeping
the telegraph wire Intact along the line
of march in the face of great difficulties.
About fifty per cent, of the wounded
are cases pronounced to be serious by the
CANTON FORTS NEWLY' AHMED.
Outbreak Expected There—Troop® in
Yang T*e Valley.
London, Aug. 14.—Secret inquiries at
Canton show all the forts have been new
ly armed with 12-centimeter disappearing
guns and that the garrisons 'number 18,-
000 in ail. armed with Mausers and Win
chesters. The Chinese also have been
erying to engage a foreign electrician to
lay mines In the Bogue, or entrance lo
the Canton river.
Dr. Marks, LI Hung Chang's physician,
Informed (he correspondents at Shanghai
this morning (hat Id could not go north
on account of the weather and the un
settled state of the country. The doc
tor Is removing his family from Canton,
because he believes there may be on out
The St. Petersburg papers are complain
ing against the political activity of
Great Britain in the Yang-Tse valley.
The St. Petersburg Gazette has Inter
viewed a member of the United State*
embassy as lo the reasons why the United
States assumed a hostile attitude toward
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SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1000.
CONGER HEARD FROM
MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE IS WITH
HELD FROM PUBLIC.
NOTHING FROM GEN. CHAFFEE.
BELIEVED HE IS NOW CLOSE TO
Pekin Will Be Difficult lo Captnre.
It Will Take Big Gunn to Hatter
Down Its Fifty-Foot Wall*—Hope
That the Problem Will Be Solved
Without Reeourne to Sueh Meas
oren-OppoMltion to Landing of
Washington, Aug. I<4.—At th© close of
th© official day at the state department
the following official announcement was
“The department of ’ state announces
that a message from Minister Conger haa
been received, but of uncertain date, and
not in reply to the telegram sent him on
Aug 8. It will not be made public.”
This came at the conclusion of a per
iod of intense expectancy, and yet one
devoid of any actual developments, save
in the foregoing meager announcement.
Minister Conger’s message was received
in Washington shortly before noon, com
ing first to the Chinese legation by the
usual route through Chinese officials. It
was In the American cipher, without date,
and signed with the minister’s name.
It was transmitted to the state depart
ment and conferences began between Act
ing Secretary Adee and Secretary Root.
Throughout the afternoon, however, the
state deportment maintained an unac
countable reticence concerning the sub
ject, declining to admit that the message
was in hand. The suspense was cleared
up at 4 o’clock by the above announce
No Change in Affair* There.
It was stated authoritatively that w’hile
the message was of a confidential char
acter, and for Chat reason would not be
given out. yet, as a means of allaying
possible misinterpretation, it could be said
that the dispatch showed neither a bet
ter condi ion nor a worse condition on the
part of the legationers at Pekin. It did
not indicate whether Minister Conger has
or has not received any messages from
Nothing was contained in the message
which will cause any change in the in
structions to Gen. Chaffee. In fact, it
was stated in this same authoritative
quarter that the only additional instruc
tions sent to Gen. Chaffee since he left
Washington were those of a more specific
and explicit nature, which the develop
ments in China and the information re
ceived by the war department necessitat
Pekin Will Be Hard to Take.
Throughout the day word w r as anxious
ly awaited from Gen. Chaffee as to the
development of the military situation near
Pekin, but not a word came, nor did Ad
miral Remcy send anything on the situa
ticn. The last heard frem Gen. Chaffee,
he was at Ho Si Wu, and according to
all calculations he must now be very near
Pekin, unless events have occurred to de
lay the advance.
The officials are tak ng into account that
an advance even up to Pekin leav©3 much
to be accompli-hed in a military way. It
was stated to-day by an official who has
lived at Pekin, that nothing short of the
heaviest artillery could make any im
pression upon the walls of the imperial
city. He said light artillery would be oi
no aval, and, for this reason, the ad
vance of a flying column even up to the
walls of the city could effect little if a
s übborn defense wtre de:ermined upon.
The walls are some fifty feet high and
wide enough on top for two coaches to
pass abreast. From an offensive stand
point, the walls afford opportunity for
planting guns, while from a defensive
standopint they could not be breached.
txo.pl by the use of very heavy projec
Although the situation admits of the
prcspect of an assault upon Pekin, yet
government officials were decidedly more
hopeful to-*say that a solution of the Chi
nese problem would be found without re
course to such h roic. measures. The im
proved fetling is based largely cn the be
lief that China/ nal zir g tha her sacred
capital Is about to be besiegid by the
armi< a of the world, will yield everything
and that the legationers will be delivered
on the terms of the allies.
Oppnwing England’* Course.
The attitude o? the United States con
cerning rhe landing of British troops 3t
Shanghai has been known to the foreign
governments through their representa
tives here. This has had the effect of
practically eliminating the United States
from the question. Neither the French
nor th German government is disposed
lo accept calmly the landing of British
troops, and it is understood that strong
representations, both from France and
Germany, are now’ being made a4 Ix>n
don. As summed up by a well-informed
diplomat, these representations in effect
are that for every British marine landed
at Shanghai, France and Germany also
would hand a marine. It is felt, more
over, that the issue involved relates not
only to Shanghai, but virtually to the
control of the entire Yang-Tae-Kiang val
ley, known as the paradise of China.
Foreign governments have manifested a
desire also to learn the views of the
United States concerning the instruc
tions of Russia to her minister at Pekin,
M. De Giers. In response to inquiries
here, it has betn made known that this
Rovernment looks upon the course of
Russia as substantially the same ns that
of the Urtited Stmes. and that the Pow*-
ere are. therefore, acting in substantial
JAPAN’S ANSWER TO CHINA.
It Is Coached in Term* Similar to
That of the United State*.
Washington. Aug. H.-Thers is reason
to believe that Japan has made an ans
wer to China's peace overtures substanti
ally identical to the answer of the United
States made public yesterday.
This not only places Japan in unison
with this government, but it also shows
the purpose of the government in carry
ing out the assurances of the Emperor
of Japan to the Emperor of China, and
about the time President McKinley ans
wered the imperial edict. In the Japan
ese emperor’s answer the following sig
nificant language was employed:
“Our government, as is well knowm to
Your Majesty, entertains a feeling of cor
dial friendship for your countries, so
that should circumstances make it nec
essary Japan will not decline to offer her
good offices based on the feeling of mu
tual friendship. If your majesty’s gov
ernment, therefore, at once suppress the
insurrection and actually rescue the for
eign representatives, Japan will be pre
pared to use her influence in the event
ual negotiations between your country
and the foreign countries, with a view
to conserve the interests of your em
POWERS TAKE OUR COURSE.
United States Answer to China I*
Approved by All—Nothing Yet
From Id Hung Chang.
Washington, Aug. 14.—A mysterious dis
patch from Minister Conger, which the
State Department refused to make public,
was the sum total of the department ad
vice® from China to-day.
The reasons for the unusual mystery
concerning this message can only be sur
mised. Assurance was given by the offi
cials, however, that the message indicated
no change in the situation at Pekin, either
for better or worse, and also that it was
not a reply to any of the messages which
this government has sent our besieged
> It is the general understanding about
the War Department, where the message
was naturally much discussed, that it had
particular reference to the inadvisability
of the acceptance of a Chinese escort and
was even stronger on this liqe than Min
ister Conger’s former message concerning
the lack of good faith of the Chinese gov
ernment. It is also understood to have
contained some valuable information about
the military situation at and surrounding
Pekin which may be of value to the com
manders of the allied forces.
There was nothing from General Chaf
fee up to the hour of closing the depart
ments. War Department officials very
much hope that he and his colleagues have
succeeded In getting their forces well on
towards Pekin by this time, though it Is
hardly possible to know thla for several
There seems to be a general impression
that the Chinese will make no stand this
side of Pekin. If such a stand is made,
it will probably be made at Chlng Chai
Chow, which the maps show to be the
next town of importance beyond Ho-Si-
Wu. This is really a part of the walled
town of Tung Chow, where the grain sup
plies upon which Pekin depends are
McKinley I* Optimistic.
President McKinley is decidedly opti
mistic over the situation. Those officials
who have talked with him over the long
• distance telephone say he believes that
China will meet the condition laid down
in the American note made yesterday,
and will allow the allied troops, or a cer
tain portion of them, to go info Pekin un
der proper guarantees and bring our the
besieged legaiion force and the 3,000 native
Christians, who mu?t be protected from
The announcement was made to-day
that all of the other Powers, Including
Russia, agree to the general terms of
the American nore, and have either al
ready so informed China, or will do so.
This is, they will place themselves on
exactly the same footing as this gov
There is no official information here of
the reported permission of the Czar to
M. De Giers, his minister, to accept Chi
nese escort. If is pointed out that the
Czar practically left the/ decision open
with his minister, and it Is believed here
that. M. De Giers will not act Independ
ently of the other ministers, but will be
governed by their Judgmenr, which is
against the acceptance of Chinese assur
ances of safety. If M. De Giers believes
it. the part of wisdom to place his safely
in the hands of the Chinees, he is the
only one of the ministers who fakes that
Nothing has been received direct from
Li Hung Chang looking to peace negotla
tions. It was expected that in view of
his anpoin-tment something would have
beer, heard from him by this time, but
it is probable that the American note has
had the effect of causing delay and per
haps a change of plan.
An Alleged Interview. *
An Associated Press interview with an
alleged high official of the government,
published this afiemoon. attracted some
attention and called forth a vigorous de
nial from those in highest authority. This
official was quoted as saying that the
United States would demand for every
American citizen killed or maimed by the
Chinees a sufficient indemnity to com
fortably support their families for the re
mainder of their lives.
“The collection of the indemnity,” the
supposed offleial Is made to way, “may
make It necessary to station warship*
in the harbors of the principal cities, and
officials within these cities to watch the
revenues, nnd. if need be, take charge
of the revenues to apply to the In
The most significant clause of the In
terview tvau this, “If it can be shown
that orders for the hostilities were Issued
by the Empress Dowager or Em parlor,
their deposition is certain and another
government will be set up.”
The men who in the absence of the
President and Secretary Hay are In
charge of affairs enter a vigorous denial
that this has been considered at all, and
say that the plans of this government do
not extend beyond the rescue of Minister
Conger and his associates. What will
happen after that is a matter for future
FITZSIMMONS VS. SH ARK El".
They Have Agreed to Fight on Aog.
2ft for 925,000.
New York, Aug. 14.—80 b Fitzsimmons
and Tom Sharkey met this afternoon and
agreed to fight on Aug. 25 before the
Coney Island ftpordng Club for a purse
of $25,000. Charley White la to be the
NEW THIRD PARTY
CONT ENTION OF INDEPENDENTS AT
WANTS TO NAME A TICKET.
YVILL TRY' TO COMBINE YVITIf THE
A NT I -1M PERI ALISTS,
They Want a Platform Favoring An
tl-lmperi&llnui, Mound Money and
Civil Service Reform—They Are
Opposed to Both Bryan and McKin
ley Ehrleh Made Temporary
Cbalrinu n—Chapman Predict* the
Re-election of President McKinley.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 14.—The firs*
day’s session of the National Third Party
Convention was devoted entirely to ad
dresses, no formal action being taken
beyond the appointment of a committee
of three to confer with the anti-lmeprial
isrs, whose convention opens to-morrow
The sentiment among the independents
was strong against the candidacies of
both McKinley and Bryan, and seemed
to Indicate that a third ticket would be
the outcome of their convention, although
there is also a desire to combine with
the anti-imperialists, If possible, and
there is scarcely a possibility of the anti
lmperialists nominating a ticket.
The convention of the “Independents”
was called to order this afternoon in the
Commercial Club rooms by Thomas M.
Osborne of Auburn, N. Y. The number
of delegates was not large, but enthusi
asm was plentiful. Mr. Osl>orne stated
that the committee calling the convention
was appointed in July.
“We have chosen,” he said, “to be
known, temporarily, at least, by the name
of the National party. Both the old par
ties have grown corrupt and selfish. We
are asked to compromise not only in mat
ters of judgment, but in matters of con
science. In place of Lincoln and Sum
ner and Chase we have McKinley and
PlaM and Hanna; and In place of Tilden
and Cleveland and Russell, we have Bry
an, Altgeld and Tillman. We want a
platform favoring anti-imperialism, sound
rroney and civil service reform. With
much of the movement of the anti-impe
rialists or ‘liberty congress’ which meets
here to-morrow we ar© in sympathy, but
at the same time we want it understood
that w’a are entirely distinct and sepa
rate from them.”
Ehrleh on Money Question.
R. Ehrich of Colorado Springs.
Col., was then presented as temporary
chairman of the convention. Mr. Ehrich
was frrqpently applauded during the read
ing of his address. He said, referring to
the currency question:
"Four years ago in this very city, at
the convention cf the Gold Democracy I
was pc.rmitltd to discuss it at length. To
day it is a dead issue. 'Even the Kansas
City Convention, had it been able to act
without pressure, would have registered
an overwhelming majority against it. The
issue lingers with a ghostly, post mprtrn
existence, due partly to the force of Iner
t a, hut pr nclpally to the desire of intel
lectual consisiency on the part of a great
"As to the currency bill, we admit that
it is a step In the r ght dire tion, but
it is a very halting and stumbling step
Why was the issue of currency condi
tioned on the basis of government bonds,
robbing the system of all elasticity and
of its response to # money demand, thus
inviting an inevitable panic when the
next financial dl turbance overwhelms us?
We think the bill do s not go far enough.
The government must comp efcly abandon
the banking business. The only elastic,
scientific currency system is one with
money issues based on bank notes, guard
ed with an insurance tax, so that the
government can safely become the in
dorser of every dollar Issued."
Mr. Ehrich concluded as follows:
“I declare that if need be, I shall fight
this Philippine crime so long rh life shall
last. The crisis presents the alternative
beiween national self-restraint and Jus
tice. which shall lift us to a higher plane
of civilization and national lust and op
pression. which will soil and corrupt the
very soul of the republic. It is the choice
between the Imperialistic spirit of Napol
eon, who taught everything for the peo
ple, but nothing by the people, and the
Republican spirit of Lincoln, who said
that ‘government of the people, by the
people and for the people shall not perish
from the earth.’
With A ii 11-1 in per In lint*.
E. V. Abbot of N* w York, after being
elected secretary, read the official call
of the convention. A resolution was then
adopted reel Ing that “among the antl
imj ei ialists who meet here to morrow
there will be found many who s* ek not
only to counteract the evils of the pres
ent administration, hut also • he evils pro
duced in our public life by the press and
candidates of the Democratic isirty;
therefore, it is resolved that a committee
of three he appointed to communicate to
the Liberty Congress a statement of the
purpose of this convention.”
Pr f Francis Philip Nash, of Geneva,
N. Y., brought forth the greatest enthu
siasm of the session by a short address.
"Four years ago.” he said, “the platform
of Bryan was more dangerous and tlie
record of McKinley Jess objectionable.
This year the --rimlidates of both parties
are morally ineligible. It ir charged that
Mr. Bryan protMred the ratification of
the treaty of peace with 'Hpain simply for
the purjK>Re of embarrassing the adminis
tration. If he did that the only name that
can properly bo applied to him is the
name of traitor. But we have too much
belief in his high character and integrity
to think those were his motives. It may
be that we object to Mr. Bryan chiefly on
account of the company he keeps. Mr.
McKinley, after ndllng the world what
would be criminal agression, proceeded
himself to consummate that crime. The
President of the United States has robbed
this iieople of their good name and their
honorable standing among the nations.”
Kmju Mclilnley Hill Win.
John Jay Chapman of New York, being
called on for a speech said that McKinley
would be re-elected, because “Bryan *<
tied up to things which the conscience of
the country cannot- support.” The speak
er said he admired much of Bryan's per
sonality and particularly approved of a
great part of his Indianapolis speech of
“When I read that speech,” he said.
“I wns at first inclined to think that I
would vote for Bryan, nut I have now de
termined tha: I cannot do that, because
if I should I would have to vote for
elector* picked out by Rk hard Croker.
e are powerless to win this year, but
we must make a beginning and the soon
er the better."
Mr. Chapman concluded by expressing
the ho|>© that the Independent* and th*'
anti-imperialists would bo able to get to
gether in the nomination cf a third tick
At the conclusion of Mr. Chapman's ad
dress the convention adjourned subject to
the call of the chairman. It is not proba
ble they will be called together again un
til after the anti-imperialists have held
their flis* sess'on to-morrow.
Temporary Chairman’* Speech Will
Favor IndorNcmrnt of Bryan.
Many Delegate* on Hand.
Indianapolis, Aug. 14.—The convention of
the American League of Anti-Imperial
ist*. or "Liberty Congress,” will be called
to order at 11 o’clock to-morrew in Tom
The speech of the temporary chairman,
Edwin Burrltt Smith of Chicago. Is ex
pected to lean toward the tacit, if not ex
pressed, indorsement of Bryan, but it la
not thought that the convention will go
farther than to express strong condem
nation of Imperialism in every form and
degree, leaving the question of candidate*
It seems probable that they will perfect
nn organization which shall labor for the
defeat of Mr. McKinley, leaving their fol
lowers to vote for Mr. Bryan or to re
frain from voting as they may choose.
About 250 delegates are already here and
enough more are expected during the
night mul to-morrow morning to swell
the number to GOO or 700. The greeter
number of those who aVrived to-alght
were from Pennsylvania, New York and
New England. Among them were ex-
Gov. George S. Rout well, Gamaliel L.
Bradford and Irving Winslow of Massa
chusetts; Georgs' O. Mercer of Philadel
phia; Franklin Pierce of New York; l>r.
W. A. Croffutt of Washington; Robert
Stevensoni of Cincinnati, and Moore Field
Storey of Boston.
Ex-Gov. Bout well will probably be per
manent chairman of the convention. Carl
Schurz cannot be here on account of th**
funeral of his son. In Ills stead an ad
dress* will be delivered to-morrow nigh*
by Sigmund Zisfer of Chicago. It is not
yet certain whether Boutko Cockrnn can
reach here |n time to deliver his #pt*ech.
His speech is prepared and in case he
does not reach here It will be read to the
convention. Ex-Sena tor John B. Hender
son will arrive from Washington to-mor
INSURGENTS MORE ACTIVE
In Pfinny, Leyte and Kumar They Are
(ouNtuntly Firing; on nnd An
noying; the Gurrlaon*.
Manila, Sunday,* Aug. 12.—Reports from
the Vlzayas Islands show that there has
been increased activity among the insur
gents there during the last nix months.
The American losses In the island of
Panay last month were greater than in
any month since January last.
Gen. Mojica, in Leyte, and Gen. Luc
ban, in Samar. are harassing the gar
risons, shooting inlo the towns during the
night and ambushing small parties, fir
ing and then retreating upon the larger
bodies. The rebels possess an ample, sup
ply of ammunition and are organized to
a considerable degree.
Tht* Americans have garrisoned three
towns on Samar Island, two of which
shelter a tenth of the original Inhabi
tants who suffer from the continual
"sniping” of the rebels from the sur
rounding hlils. The third Is without any
native inhabitants, the rebel outrosts, a
mile nway, preventing their return to
When amnesty was proclaimed it prac
tically was without effect and the expec
tation that, the prodama ion would ac
complish much In the unexpired time is
The Philippine Commission, it is now
announced, will make all future civil ser
Several minor engagements occurred
last week In Luzon. The tebels used
srokeless powder, which they must have
necessarily obtained by filibustering.
BUTLER OPPOSE* MTEVENftOX. '
Favor* Nomination of Nnothrr I’opu
Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. 14.—The Independ
ent, a local Populist paper, telegraphed
Chairman Butler of the National Popu
list Committee for a denial of the report
that he would take the stump for Mc-
Kinley. The following telegram was ro
ceived In reply:
”ltaleigh, N. C„ Aug. 14.—Report un
qualifiedly false, I nm for Bryan and the
People's Party nominee for vice president.
I am in favor of the committee nominat
ing a candidate on Aug. 27. I am not a
Democrat. I an) not a Republican. I am
a Populist. I was not for Stevenson In
1892 and am not for him • now.
“Marion Butler, chairman.”
DRANK I’OISON ON THE STAGE.
Famous tlnger, Mine. Nemethy, Ex
pired nn Hour Later.
Ix>ndon, Aug. 15. While performing
Monday evening at the Royal Opera
House, Buda-Pest, ihe well-known opera
singer, Mme. Nemethy, according to a
dispatch from Vienna to the Dally Ex
press, drank a virulent poison instead of
the colored water supposed to be used on
the stage. Mme. Nemethy fell before the
horrified audience and expired an hour
lat r. Mow poison came to be substituted
for the colored water ha* not yet been
ascertained, but It Is believed, the corre
si>ondent asserts, that Mme. Nemethy
was quite ignorant of the deadly nature
of ihe drink.
II Al< TIG AN TOOK REVENGE.
Fatally Cut Mayor of I'linin Garda
far Arresting Him.
Ptinta Oorda, Fla., Aug. 14.—Acting
Mayor Samuel Huffman, of Punt a Gordo
had Tom Hartlgan, a well-known taxi
dermist arreated to-day for violating a
on Hartigan followed Huffman
into a restaurant with a drown knife and
cut him thirteen times with fatal effect.
Hartingan then secured e rifle and fled
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A-WEEK.fi A YEAR
HUNTINGTON IS DEAD
MILLIONAIRE It AII.HOAD MAGNATE
EXPIRED 81 DDENLY.
CAUSED BY HEART DISEASE.
HIS DEATH DID NOT AFFECT THF7
Wa* Seized With a Violent Fit of
Coughing nnd Expired in Three
quarter* of nn Hour—Life null
Work of tlie Grrnt Financier—The
Huntington Stock* Fell Oft One
Point hot They Soon Rallied and
Rocquetta Lake, N. Y., Aug. 14.—C, P.
Huntington, president of the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company, died at iiis
camp, Pino Knot, in the Adirondaeks at
about midnight. Heart ditea*© was tha ;
direct cause of death.
Apparently well on retiring at 11 o’clock
he wan taken suddenly with n choking
spell, which wns quite common with him
ami which was not thought to be serious,
but he became worse. As soon as the
seriousness of the attack was realized,
a messenger was dispatched to the
neighboring camp of Gov. Lounsborry,
for a doctor, and he was on hand iti
half ajv hour.
Mr. Huntington died without regaining
consciousness, not more than three quar
ters of aii hour having paused between
the attack and his death. Mrs. Hunting
ton nnd Mr. Huntington’s secretary, G. K.
Miles, were at Ills bedside at the time
Early In the day of Monday, Mr. Hum
ington appeared to be enjoying the best
of health, walking about bis preserve and
taking u. trip oil his private steamer, the
Oneonta. and he remarked to friends that
he was feeling unusually well.
His adopted son, Archer M. Huntington,
was notified at an curly hour this morn
ing. After much difficulty and delay,
the news of the death was delivered to
W. West Durant, who was jointly con
nected with Mr. Huntington in the Rac
quetlo Lake Railway.
The remains are to bo conveyed to the
Huntington residence in New York. The
funeral cortege Is expected to start from
RacquetLake to-morrow, but may not
be able to read) New Y’ork city before
Thursday. The time for the funeral has
not yet been announced.
Llf© f tlie Great Financier.
Collls P. Huntington was born in Har
rington. Conn., Oct. 22. 1821. His father
was a farmer, with a family of nine chil
dren. of whom Collls was the fifth. He
was brought up as the average farmer's
son of his time, with many more hours
of manual training than of mental. Four
months each year at the Village school,
until he was 14, wns the extend of hla
mental education. He then hired out at
farm work for one year, receiving $7 per
month. His instinct for business, and
that In a larger field than was afforded
him by farm work, led him to New Yoi k
city, where he obtained a credit for a
small Invoice of goods, with whjch he be
gan bis career as a merchant. He spent
six years traveling through the South and
West, selling his goods and at the same
time collecting notes for Connecticut
clock manufacturers. When he reached
his majority he had saved a considerable
sum of money, and with It he went into
pattnershlp with his brother, as general
merchant, at Oneon-ta, N. Y. In 1819 he
drew out of the business $1,200, and with
it set out for the gold fields of Califor
nia, which had b<?en discovered the year
before, and to which thousands had pre
ceded him. He went by way of the
Isthmus. He traded tn such commodities
as had a market among the emigrants
r.nd natives, and when he finally took
passage for San Francisco, his $1,200 had
grown, during the three mon/ths’ deten
tion, to 15,200. Tn the fall of 1849 Mr.
Huntington commenced business In Sac
ramento, in a tent, with such articles as
were in demand by tho miners. The
large use of shovels, picks and other hard
ware, led to determining his line of busi
ness. W’ith the increase of trade, and
the need of carrying a larger stock of
goods, to take advantage of cheaper
freight by sailing vessels around the
Horn, Mr. Hun-flngton became associated
with Mark Hopkins, which association
continued for twenty-four years, until the
death of Mr. Hopkins.. Mr. Huntington,
us early as 1849. was an advocate of a
speedy projection and completion of a
railway across the Sierra Nevada moun
tains. This project was so gigantic that
he was. with other early advocates, call
ed "Pacific-Railroad-crazy.” Asa busi
ness proposition, it staggered the wisest
financiers of the community, but Hun-
Ington wen-t steadily onward, nnd in IBGI
the Central Pacific Railroad Company of
California became a bona fide corporation,
with Huntington, Stanford, Crocker and
Hopkins as moving spirits. Mr. Hunt
ington. em|K>wered with full authority,
went East, and in New York and Wrash
ington set financiers and lawmakers in
active co-operation, and a contract with
the government, by which he jLgreed to
construct a railroad and telegraph line
from Ihe Pacific (“Oast to a point where
It would meet the Union Pacific Rail
road, was made and executed. Not con
tent with this gigantic achievement, Mr.
Huntington planned and perfected the
whole Southern Pacific Railroad System,
wdih over 8,900 miles of steel track, and
bulk and acquired a system east of the
Mississippi river by which the Southern
Pacific Railroad and the Chesapeake and
Ohio, and other railways, form a contin
uous line, nearly s,o<*> miles long, from
Portland. Ore., to NVwr*>rt News, Va.,
which developed a multiplicity of steam
W'ater lines connecting the Pacific const
through vessels that find abundant and
safe harbor at Newport News, with every
commercial port in the Old World, in
cluding a steamship line on the Pacific
to China and Japan. At Newport N**ws
he erected the largest dry dock and ship
yard in America, where the largest cruis
ers for the United Suites navy and war
ships for the republic of South America,
are bul t and fitted out. For a few years
the great railroad builder enjoyed the
unique experience of riding in his private
car over his own lines from ocean to
ocean, or from Newport News, on the
Atlantic coast, via N**W' Orleans, to San
Francisco, and r third of the way acroes
the continent again, via the Central Pa
cific to Ogden. Utah.
Dm NOT AFFECT SECURITIES.
Even Huntington’* Stock* Soon Ral
lied From Mlljcltt Drop.
New York. Aug. 14.—Mr. Huntington’s
death had little effect on the general
stock market. Even his own stocks, chief
among which wao Southern Pacific, were
Home large lots of Southern Pacific
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