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THE MORNING NEWS. Established 1850. . Incorporated ISSS J. H. ESTII T President. ifflij PEI Three Dispa!ches Report the Allies Are There. REPORTED THERE MONDAY. Chinese Official News Confirms the Report. EMBARRASSED BY RUSSIA. Powers Do Not Lire Attitude of That Government. Jnpnß Will Demand the Snrrender of the Native Christians ns Weil ns the Foreigners—lt Is Sni.l Cliinn May Itefuse to Then. Go—Fi*lit Was Expected at Taatr Chatv—Chi nese Minister in London Says it Defeated the l.nperinl Troops May turn on the Legations. London, Aug. 16, 3:50 a. m.—" The allies are reported to have reached Pekin Mon day,” soys the Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Express, wiring yesterday. He adds: “Chinese official news confirms this statement, but without details.” A Paris message repeats this, but the statement, especially as it emanated from Shanghai, must be accepted with consid • erable reserve. Other London morning papers, basing their remarks upon "Washington dispatch es, which, with the exception of the fore going from Shanghai, form the latest news regarding the advance, are divided in opinion, some believing that the allies must already have reached Pekin, arid others preferring to believe that the re lief will not be accomplished until the end of the week. To Chase Them Into Pekin, Tel graphing from Yang Tsun, Aug. 6. a Daily News' correspondent says: ' Sir Gen. Case ee hopes to keep the enemy running and to following him right in:o Pekin.” Narg Plrg was occupied without firing a shot, according to a dispatch to the Daily Express from that place, dated Aug. 1!. “It is believed,” the message adds, “thai Gens. Tung Fuh Siang, Ma and Chung are entrenched 40,000 strong at Tung Chan. The allies may avoid Tung Chau, pursu ing the route northwest from Chang Kia Wan.” Tung Chau appea s to be about twelve miles from Pekin. A dispatch to the same paper from fhanghai dated yesterday says that the officials profess to be willing to hand over tlie foreign ministers, their families and servants, but will rot p rmit the departure of native Christians. Itnnsln'N Action En.bnrrussins. "The Russian government,” continues this telegram, "has notified Li Hung Chang of its willingness to receive M. de fliers outside the walls of Pekin, thus avoiding the entrance of the Russian force. This independent action Is calcu lated to embarrass the allies seriously. "Japan demands that Gen. Y’ung Lu shall meet the allies outside the city gates end deliver the ministers and all the native Christians.” The Chinese minister In London Is quot ed as saying: "The Powers must not press too hard on Pekin. If you defeat the Chinese" soldiers 1* will not be possible to control the sol diery. They may turn and rend" the lega tions. I do not believe the legation food eupply will be stopped as long as the Pow ers refrain from attacking Pekin and ne gotiate for the surrender of the minis ters.” Germans start for pekix. Two Naval Captains Are Leading n Force of 2.10 Men. Berlin, Aug. 15.—An official dispatch from Taku, dated Aug. 12, announces thai Capt. Pohl, commanding the German war ship Ilansa, and Capt. Hecht of the Ger man warship Hertha, have started for Pe hin with 250 men. It Is added that 160 Austrians have also gone In the same di rection. PROGRESS of the allies. Chinese Fled When Foreigners Ap peared nt Ho-Sl-Wu. London, Aug. 15.—Rear Admiral Bruce, feiegraphing frem Taku to the British admiralty, says; "Have received the following from the General at Ho SI Wu Aug. 10: "The treops are distant about twenty *‘,vpn mil s from Fekln. They experienced lltt e oppo ition. A position had b en pre pared by the enemy but as the allies ad vanced they fled. The Tartar Cavalry wa jiatoannalj JHofnina ficto£ charged by two squadrons of Bengal Lan cers. Many of the former were killed. The standards of Gen. Ma and Sung were captured. The troops are much ex hausted by the heat, but their heal.h and spir ts are otherwise excellent.’ Asecond dispatch dated Ho Si Wu, 11. says: ‘The advance may be somewhat delay ed as rain is falling.” NO NEWS FROM OUTSIDE. French Minister Wires That the Le gatioaers Have lleen Redneed to siege Rations. Paris, Aug. 15.—The French foreign office has received the following dispatch from the Minister of France at Pekin, M. Plchon, dated Aug. 9: “We have been advised that LI Hung Chang is charged to negotiate telegraphi cally with the Powers. We are ignorant of the events occurring outside of the le gation. It is surrounded by hostile de fenses. How could we negotiate without the diplomatic corps regaining its rights and the legation grounds being evacuated? If the negotiations prevent the march of the allied troops, which is our only salva tion, we risk falling into Chinese hands. The section wherein lies the French lega tion is occupied by the imperial troops who have not entirely ceased to fire. We are reduced to siege rations. We have provisions, horses, rice and bread for fif teen days.” The following dispatch has been re ceived from the French consul at Can ton: “All is quiet here. In the district of Swatow the agitation against the Chris tians and missionaries is alarming. Many missions in that region have been pil laged and burned. The viceroy and my self have decided each to send a delegate to make an investigation and re-estab lish order. With the view of giving weight to the mission and to show that accord exists between the mandarin and the consulate, the commission sails on the French war vessel Comet.” ATTACK OX THE LEGATIONS. It Has Been Renewed nnd Fond Sup plies Hnve Stopped. Lond'n, Aug 15.—A news agency dis patch from Shanghai say*: “An authentic message from Fekin dat ed Aug. 7. says the attacks on the lega tions have been renewed and that the supplies of food have been stopped. The advance of the allies, it Is feared, has excited the fanatics and the rebels are again uncontrollable.” SEYMOUR ASKS INSTRUCTIONS. Protests Entered Against Landing of Troops at Sliungbni. London. Aug. 15.—Transports with Brit ish troops arrived in Shanghai roads Tuesday. The viceroy protested to Ad miral Seymour against the landing the troops, and according to a Shanghai ca blegram sent at midnight, Admiral Sey mour wired to his government for in structions as to how he should act. The British residents of Shanghai are indignant and attribute the viceroy's ac tion to intrigues on the part of the French and Russian consuls. Official confirmation of the objections to landing troops at Shanghai has been, re ceived at the foreign office here, but ow ing to Lord Sallsburg and his staff being in the Vosges mountains, nothing definite can be done from London until instruc tion are received from Lord Salisbury to whom the matter has been telegraphed. TO PROTECT HER INTERESTS. nrodrick on the Landing of British Troops nt Slinnghni. London, Aug. 15.—William St. John Brodrick, Under Secretary of State for foreign affairs, speaking this evening at a Primrose League fete, said the govern ment was without hope that the legations in Pekin would shortly be relieved. He added that the government considered the situation more satisfactory than it was a few days ago. Referring to the landing of British troops at Shanghai, Mr. Brodrick said the government was prepared to land forces if necessary for the protection of British lives, and in regard to this, added significantly: “We all know that we are determined to risk everything and to put forward all our strength and resolution before allow ing British Interests to go down in any part of the world.” The appointment of Field Marshal Count von Waldersee. Mr. Brodrick said, was welcome; and he expressed the hope that it would strengchen the ties between Eng land and Germany. Discus ing the general situation In Chi na, he declared that ihcre was cveiy rea son to hope that the viccrovs in the Yang Tse vallty would sincerely throw their Influence against insurrection. CZARS PLANS ARB THE SAME. Not Changed by Acceptance of Wal ilenter Appointment. St. Petersburg, Aug. 15—The Official Messenger declare® that while recogniz ing German's motive, In view of the mur der of Baron von Ketteler, the Czar ac cepted Emperor William's proposal to ap point Field Marshal von Waldersee to the command of the allied forces, hut that the Czar has not the slightest in tention of receding from his political pro gramme, the fundamental principle of which Is n complete understanding with France and the other powers, the pur suance of no selfish aims and striving only for the restoration of order and the best relations with China. Were nt An Ping Aug. 9. Berlin, Aug. 15.—A dispatch received here from Che Foo says the British and Rus sian consuls agree in slating that the re lief force arrived at An Ping Aug. 9 with out further opposition, the place being about thirty-two miles from Pekin. Ministers Safe on An*. 13. London. Aug. 15.—The Chinese minister in London has informed the British for eign office that the foreign legations at Pekin were safe on Monday; Aug. 13. SAVANNAH, GA., THUIISD AY, AUGUST IC>, 1900. MAY GIVE THEM UP REPORT THAT CHINA WOULD DE LIVER MINISTERS OUTSIDE OF PEKIN’S GATES. ANXIOUS IN) KEEP FOREIGNERS OIT OF SACRED CITY. Minlatera lu Pekin Are in Absolute Ignorance of AVhnt Is Going on fn the Ontslde AVorld—Suspicion 'i'llnt Dispatches Have lleen Tampered NVith—Talk of a New Go vernment for < hlna—( rinin Believed to Be Near at Hand. Washington, Aug. 15.—-Minister Conger and his associates in Pekin have been kept in absolute ignorance of what is going on in the world outside. This de veloped to-day. It will be recalled that on Aug. 8 Sec retan' Hny, in order to test the communi cation facilities through the Chinese lega tion. .sent Mr. Conger a message which should have called for a direct reply. There has been no reply to that, nor have there been replies to any of the other messages sent by this government. At the same time, there is no reason to doubt that ihe messages which have been received from Minister Conger are genu-* ine. There have been more of those than }ave been made public. They have come, not only through the Chinese minister here and through American consular rep resentatives and Gen. Chaffee, but they have come from Minister Conger direct. Secretary Root gave assurances to that effect to-day. It will be recalled that within the last day or tw r o one of the erther ministers in telegraphing his government stated that they had received no news whatever from The outside. This was considered rather peculiar at the time and a careful review of the Conger messages was made. This led to the conclusion that none of these messages hove been direct answers to messages sent by the officials of our government. It was the first message from Conger which- Secretary Hay at the time regarded as a reply to his message sent through Minister Wu. May Hnve Been Tampered With. A number of the messages received from Minister Conger have been to a greater or lesser extent undecipherable. The au thorities are uncertain just what is the reason for this, whether they have been bulled in transmission or whether there has been an effort on the part of some body to tamper with them. The message received yesterday was, however, perfect ly clear. That is about the only thing the officials will say about it. There is ample evidence, however, that it was even more serious in its import than w'as at first supposed and there is every reason to believe that President Mc- Kinley’s determination to come to Wash ington sooner than he had expected was inspired to some degree by that message. According to the understanding of it which prevails in official circles, the. Con ger message told of renewed and vigorous efforts on the part of the Chinese govern ment to Induce the ministers to accept a Chinese escort. The term “force” was used, so it Is understood, which would in dicate that the Chinese authorities had resorted to drastic measures of some character in order to get the legation peo ple away from Pekin at any cost. Parleying nt Pekin’s Gates. A cablegram from Pritchard Morgan, the English member of Parliament, who. as the head of the Anglo-American syndi cate operating in China, seems to have had excepi ionally good sources of infor mation througout this whole affair, at tracted much attention here to-day. It was published in the New York World and states that negotiations are already pro ceeding in China between the imperial government and the commanders of the European forces to arrange conditions for handing over the foreigners to the allied army. The point in dispute, according to Mr. Morgan, is as to where the transfer shall be made, whether inside or outside the wall of Pekin. Naturally the Chinese are anxious to have it occur on the out side, as their chief aim is to keep the al lied forces from getting inside the city. According to the plan outlined, as soon as the safety of the foreigners is assured, Li Ilung Chang will offer terms of settle ment of the whole difficulty, giving "Till reparation to the Powers, especially Ger many, including indemnity and the prompt punishment of all officials who have been responsible for the outrages. While this is very interesting informa tion and is a course likely to be pursued, it is impossible to confirm it through any of the government officials in a position to know just what is going on. Secretary Root said to-day that he did not care to etiher affirm or deny the report. New Government for < lilnn. Mr. Morgan’s dispatch goes further and indicates that in a general way a plan for the future government of China is being considered. He Fpeaks of it as a probability of the future rather that an actuality under consideration at present. But it is interesting even if it has not reached the stage of official considera tion. It is for the government of China by ten native viceroys anointed for life. They are to act under a supreme head, a Euroi>ean, nominated by the Powers. On a vacancy arising among the ten chosen rulers, the viceroys will have the right to nominate a man to fill the place, subject to the veto of the supreme head. The responsibility for government of the country under European surveillance will be thrown upon the shoulders of the pn trlotio viceroys with their assistants and the administration Will be reformed broadly on lines suggested by the reform ed imperial customs under Sir Robert Hart. This plan is based upon conviction that China can be governed cnly by the Chi nese. Disarmament is suggested as part of the new scheme and an important fe©l- er thrown out is that the capital he mov ed to Shanghai. This latter suggestion seeems to indicate that the scheme is en tirely a creation of an English brain, and is aimed particularly at getting the capital away from Pekin, where it is in comperathely close touch w ith Russia’s great possessions on the north. These pro posals are said to be. th? s-übject of in terchanges of notes be.ween the Euro pean governments and Washington, but the suggestion is met with general refus al to affirm or deny. It is po-sible, of course, and indeed probahle that this kind of scheme is running through the heads of the diplomats, blit it is certain that so far as this government is concerned, no time has b.en given to serious consid eration of anything beyond the rescue of Minister Conger and his people. Crisis Close ut Hand. It is ev dent that the crisis has al ready been reached or will be reached within a few hours. To-day’s dispatch from Admiral Rcmey tells of Chaffee be ing at Matow' on Saturday. This set ms to confirm the Paris dispatch of this morn ing, which told of ihe a lies being within sixteen miles of Pekin. Great anxiety is felt by war depart ment officials over the question, whether the Chinese made a stand at Tung Chow or did not. If they did, it would require very prompt work on the part of the al lies to dislodge them so as to get on to Pekin in time to eave the ministers; for it will he recalled that on the sixth Sir Claude McDonald wired his government that there w r cre provisions only for ten days. That ten days is now up and unless relief has reached the ministers by this time the chances are they will he beyond the need of relief. It Is* a rtaliza lon that a crisis is at hand that makes everybody in Washington fear for the outcome. BIG NEWS MUST COME SOON. It la Relieved That Gen ChnfTee la Clone to Pekin—Conger'* Mess age Not Net Given Ont. Washington, Aug. s.—The tension of the Chinese situation has been Intense* throughout the day, for it is appreciated by officials that the crisis has reached the acute stage, which cannot be con tinued many hours without bringing word of momentous import determining either for good or evil, the entire course of events. It has been a day of extreme anxiety, of watching and waiting, with only mea ger and fragmentary information as to the military end diplomatic phases. One of the new developments to-day was the statement that messages are be ing received from Minister Conger which are not transmitted through any of our officials in China or through the Chinese minister here, but directly to the state department. These messages come by the way of Tsi Nan. Some of them cannot be fully deciphered and for this reason the statement cannot be definitely made that the dispatches sent by the government to Minister Conger are received by him. So far as the messages have been de ciphered. there is no indication that Min ister Conger received any information er dispatches from our state department. Nothing could be learned of the contents of the dispatches received, although it was stated that there were quite a number from Minister Conger, some coming from the consular officers and Gen. Chaffee, besides those which come direct. The message transmitted through Minister Wu wns entirely deciphered in the State De partment. Hard "Work Aliend of Allien. During the course of a conversation to day between Secretary Root and Baron von Sternberg, the German charge d'affaires. Mr. Boot gained con siderable information concerning the route which has yet to be tra versed by the allied armies. Boron Stern berg told him that Tung Chow was a very strong place, and If the Chinese army should make a stand at this point the international forces would find it quite difficult to overcome the forts and walls. While it is not known what resistance may have been, or will be, made to ad vance to Tung Chow, Secretary Root ajnd other officials would not be surprised to learn of a very serious battle at this place. It is expect and that the German force now on its way to China will land In the vicinity of Lin Yu, which is directly east of Pekin. The advantages of this point are found in the fact that ice will not interfere with the going and coming ot ships with supplies. .It also Is said that the road from Lin Yu to Pekin is much 1 otter than that between Tien Tsin and Pekin as the ground Is higher and the j country more suitable for military opera- j tiers. C'lmffe. Nearing Pekin. Word came early in the day to the navy I department that Gen. Chaffee had reach ed Matow, about twenty miles from Pe kin. This occurred on Friday or Satur day though the and spstch from Gen. Chaf fee, sent through Admiral Remey, was r.ot sufficiently definite to locate the ex act time of reaching Maiow. But, in any event, three or four days have elapsed since then, and there has been time fo a still further advance toward the im perial city. The feeling ameng officials was shown in the extreme circumspection thrown about nil m Mages relating to China, and It was announced both at the state and war departments that any communlca tbne from Minister Conger or the United fitaies consuls concerning affairs in Chi na would not be made public. It was ex plained that this was in no way due to any desire to keep from the public In formation of an Important character, but was based solely on the fact that the crisis nvoivrd so many posa bilhiea of ex trime l:az*:d to Iho tOt kgationers In Pekin that the greatest caution must be obreiv and against disclosures which would further Imperil those in danger, The actual developments of the day con sisted of the Remey dispatch heretofore alluded to, and one from Consul General {Continued on Fifth Page Jt , 1 THEY ARE FOR BRYAN ANTI-IMI’EHI ALiSTS ARE SOLIDLY against McKinley. BOUTWELL TALKS FOR BRYAN. SAYS NEGROES SHOULD VOTE THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. Delegates Tendered Rout well nn Ovation When He Said Ho Would Support Bryan—Bradford Attended for the Purpose of Opposing a Third Ticket—Bourke Cockran’s Letter—Bryan’s Election tlie Only Way to Kill Imperialism. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 15.—The first day’s session of the Liberty Congress of the National Anti-Imperialist League w is somewhat disappointing so far as the at tendance was concerned. About 300 accredited delegates were present, end more are promised for to morrow. In spite of the small attend ance the speeches of Edwin Burritt Smith, the temporary chairman, ond George 9. Boutwe.l, the permanent pres ident. brought forth much enthusiasm. The public, meeting in the evening was much better attended nnd the reading of Rourke Cockran’s letter was the slg nnl for tremendous applause. But the most notable demonstration of the convention so far came in the after noon, when the venerable George 8. Boutwell of Massachusetts and Secretary of the Treasury in the cabinet of Presi dent Grant, concluded his address as permanent chairman with the declaration that he had turned his back on the Re publican party and should support Bryan for President. The delegates rose on their seats and tendered the ex-Governor an ovation that lasted several minutes. Tomlinson Hall was elaborately deco rated with American flogs ond with por traits of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Thomas A. Hendricks and Oliver P. Mor ton. There were two huge banners con taining excerpts from the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and three containing parts of the- “Behold a Republic” perora tion to Mr. Bryan’s Indianapolis speech of acceptance. Sw’ung directly over the speaker's platform was an immense ban ner w r ith the following inscriptions: “I speak not of forcible annexations, for that cannot be thought of. That, by our code of morals, would be criminal ag gression—William McKinley.” “Behold a republic standing erect with the empires all around her bowed be neath the weight of their own armaments —a republic whose flag is loved, while other flags are only feared—William Jen nings Bryan.” I*ut Away Imperial Crown. George G. Moncer of Philadelphia called the convention to- order r.t 11 o'clock, pre senting Edwin Burritt Smith of Chicago as temporary chairman. Prof. A. H. Tol man of the University of Chicago read the Declaration of Independence. Rev. Herbert S. Bigelow of Cincinnati invoked the divine blessing on the denberatlons of the body, after which Mr. Smith delivered his address. He said in part: “The American people must once for .'ill put away the imperial crown which Mr. McKinley proffers them A self-govern ing people cannot acquire and hold power to rule others. There is place for none but citizens beneath the American flag. “The last six presidential election* have been determined by Independent voters. These voters arc to-day united in their op!>osi!ion to the approval 6f Mr. McKin ley’s course. If they co-operate at the coming election they will compass his de feat and bring the republic back to Its true course. “Our correspondence which extends to 'he entire country, indicates that inde pendent voters in large and increasing numbers will vot •• directly for Mr. Bry an. Others deem it desirable to have a third ticket as a means of withholding votes fr* m Mr. McKinley. Some believe this to be © go. and time to found anew and ci ns rvative iar:y tta' rr.ay in time and spute the control of the government with ibe s-urvivor of the existing parties. Each of these vie ws Is ably represented in this Congress.” Throughout the delivery of Mr. Smith’s address the ap; lause was generous but it reached its gnatest volume when the t- mporary cl airman s' ggedrd that many of the sympa hirers with the movement were disposed to give th ir support to Wm. J. Bryan. The chfers and shouts which greeted this utterance lasted two c r thrr e minutes. Aft r a *hart reces< for lunch the con vention met again at half past two. Chairman Smith calkd for sli rt address es from re egutes. Those who responded were Dr. W. A. Croffut, of Washington; Gen. John Brat y, of Columbus O.; Judge Mover Hallett, of Denver; Edgar A. Ban croft. of Chicago and Gamaliel Bradford, of Poston. Dr. Croffut rad he had long ben a Ke.rub 1 an bu: shot* and this year give his support to Bryan. He presented to the convention the ngrets of Gen. Wi lim Birney and ex-Hrnator John B. Henderson, of Washington, and Senator George L. Welling on of Maryland. To Stop a Third Picket. Gamnl el Bradford sai l he had taken the long journey from Heston principally to avert whal he thought would be a great mistake—the nomination of a third ticket. “This elect ion.” he said, “Is not going to be settled by the newspapers nor by the politicians, nor by the capitalists, hut by the people. Now, if we are going to de feat McKinley, we must throw our solid support in behalf of William J. Bryan. (Great applause.) Then when he sits in the presidential chair, which he will, we will have some influence with the admin istration. we will be able to say that we were with him from the beginning. I think the first consideration is to defeat McKinley, but I think it is Just ns im portant to elect Mr. Bryan. I did not vot*- for him four years ago; I am a strong ad vocate of the gold standard, and I think he is mistaken About the money question, but I also think he Is thoroughly earnest and honest and sincere. I have as much faith as I have in any doctrine of religion thnt when the people come to vote next November they will cast an overwhelming testimony in favor of William J. Bryan.” By a standing vote tbe convention adop ed a resolution expns Ing h mpathy with Carl Schurx in the death of his son. D. C. TillcLon, of Kanras City, chair man cf the committee oi perman nt or rarlzailor, report and in favor of G. 8 Boutwell for r nt chairman. Tem porary Fe re aries Win 1 low nnd Mlio were named as permanent officers. Demonstration for Rtmtwell. Gov. Boutwell was accorded a great de (Continued on Second Page.), BARKER MW HE INELIGIBLE. Populist Candidate I* Said to He n Itiikmiitii Lord. Chicago, Aug. 15.—A special to the Rec ord from Lincoln, Neb., says: A sensation has been caused by the discovery that Wharton Barker of the middle-of-the-road, candidate for presi dent on the Populist ticket, is ineligible for the office to which he aspires. It i* said that while superintending some im provements In Russia some years ago Mr. Barker was made "Lord of St. Wenche las” by the Czar. Before accepting the, title he did not ask Congress to grant the privilege, and he is, 'therefore, said to be ineligible because he forfeited his citizenship by accepting the honor with out permission of the United States au thorities. If this proves true. Mr. Bar ker must step down and out. Ignatius Donnelly would succeed him as candidate for president, someone else being chosen as candidate for vice president. GOLD MOVEMENT NOT FEARED. Secretary Gage Sn> We Have More Than Me Need u Hand. Washington, Aug. 15.—Secretary Gage was to-day asked by a representative of the Associated Pre.s If the outward gold movement was adversely affecting treas ury Interests or was likely to trouble or impair the gold reserve. The secretary re plied that he was suffering no anxiety* at all on that score. “The movement.” he said, “is entirely natuial. and nature always tends to es tablish Just equilibriums. The negotiation on this side of so large a part of the Eng lish loan fully explains the movement. We have gold to spare, and U will go nr.d | oiifht to go, where it can be most profit ably einDicyed. At the present moment that place of most need appears lobe Great Britain and the continent. We have a large J’upply of the yellow metal—an lncn a*dng supply when our domestic product is con sidered. Besides this, we are buying at our assay offit es on the Pacific coast i.l most the entire output of the Britis.i prod uct from Klondike region. WRh our great resources, w’e can, as long as we mitntain the gold standard and keep the public credit good, retain for our owi use all the {.old we need.” WAS A NOT AIII,K MARRI AGE. Wedding: of Bishop Kelley’s Neloe and Mr. A. M. Sullivan. Now' York, Aug. 15.—The wedding of Miss Helen Mary Fia Kelley, doughter of Mnj. and Mrs. John D. Kelley, and Alex ander M. Sullivan, the son of the late Alexander M. Sullivan, M. P., and th© nephew of Timothy D. Sullivan. for mer Ird Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, was solemnized to-day at the homo of the bride’s parents in Brooklyn. The wedding was notable, not only be cause* of the fact that the Pope granted a special dispensation for the ceremony to be performed in a private residence, but because of the number of dignitaries of the church present. The marriage ceremony wns performed by Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Kelley. Bishop of Savannah, and an uncle of the bride. The. nuptial mass was celebrated by Car dinal Gibbons. Vicar General McNamara, che Bishop of Detroit and the Bishop of Richmond, Va., were also present. SEVEN KILLED IN COLLISION. Engines and llmkkmkc far* of Roth Trot nK Do mo lln hel. Grand Rni ids, Mich., Aug. r.—The most terrible wreck in the history of the Grand Rapids ard Indiana Railroad occurred about 6 o’clock this morning at Pi rson, twenty-nine miles north of Qtand Rapids The northbound Northaldo express col lided head-on with passenger train No. 2, Sev n livec wer • lost and many passen gers were injured, one fatally. Poth en gines and the baggage cars were com pletely demolished When the trains met day was Just dawning and ihe fog was s i thick that the engineers could r.ot see more than 100 yards ahead. The accident was due to the error of an operator who wrongly reported that one f t the trains had not pissed his etation, thus misleading the train dispatcher into giving the orders which brought about Ihe collision. BRITISH ARE HOLDING OUT. Col. Ilonrc linn Sustained Stitj-Scv cn C itsiin 1 1 lew. Cope Town, Aug. 15.—A messenger from Col. Hoar©. commanding tie B.itl h gar rison at Elirds river, who reached Mnf eklng Tuesday, reported that the gar rison was still holding out when he left, nl hough Col. Ifoare had sustained six ty-seven casualties. Gen. lan Hamil on, with a for e of cav alry, has been sent to relieve the garri son. Roberts Wire* of Honrp. London, Aug. If*.—The war office has re cel\ed a dispatch frem Lord Roberts announcing that Col. Honre was holding (ut at Elands river Inst Friday. Lord | Roberts considers that (bn. Hamilton’ i cavalry must now be within forty miles of Elands river. TO MODIFI TIIE GOEBEL LAW, Prod nma t loon t rilling the Kentucky LcKlslnf are. Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 15.—Gov. Beck ham this afternoon issued a proclamation convening the General Assembly in extra session on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The only subject to be considered is the modifica tion or amendment of the Goebel elec tion law. Murder nnd Muletde, Harrisburg, Pa.. Aug. 15.—Cera Biles, col ored. was murdered by Jerry Washington, a colored hod-carrier, last night. Wash ington then com minted suicide by swal lowing two ounces of laudanum and by Jumping into the Pennsylvania canal rath er than be taken by the police. President Leaves Canton. Canton, 0., Aug. 15.—President and Mrs. McKinley. Secretary to the President Cor telyou and Dr. Rixey, with the members of the executive office force, who have been in Canton, left for Washington at 1:35 this afternoon. Nlenrngnu Will Take Part. Managua, Nicaragua. Aug. 15.—Presi dent Zt-iaya has formally proclaimed the Intention of the Nicernguan government to take part in the Pan-American Expo sition at Bu&alO| DAILY. 38 A YEAR. 5 CENTS A COPY. WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.iI A YEAR ATTACKED NEGROES NEW YORK ASOn AFTER REVENGE FOR POLK EMAN’S DEATH. CLUBS AND PISTOLS USED. NEGROES WERE VET 1 PON WHERE— EVER THEY WERE FOUND. Scenes In Ne*v York’s Streets I,lke Those New Orleans Witnessed a Few Days Igo—Tlie Negroes At tacked Had NofJiiiiK to Do With tlie K llllng—Mnn> W ere Brutally Beaten—Police Had Hard Work to Disperse the Muh. New' York, Aug. 15.—A mob of several hundred persons formed nt 11 o’clock to night in fiont of the home of Policeman Robert J. Thorpe. Thirty-sventh s rect and Ninth avenue, to wnak vengeance upon the negroes cf that neighborhood tiecause one of their race had caused the policeman’s death. Thori e was scabbed and bruised last Sunday night by several negroes when he was attempting to arrest a colored wo rn-. n. The man who Inflicted most of the in- Jiny Is said to h * Arthur Harris, a negro who came here s veral weeks ago from Washington. In a few* moments the mob to-night i swelled to 1,500 people or more, and as they became \lolmt the n groes fitd in terror into any hiding place they could find. The police reserves from four stations, numbering 400 in uil, were called. The mob of white men, which grew with great rapidity, raged through the dis trict, and negroes, regardless of age or sex, were indiscriminately attacked. Scores were Injured. It took the combine.! efforts of the reserves, with as many more IKuloemen on regular patrol duty in the four precincts, ‘„o restore order. Clubs were used until the policemen were almost exhausted. Revo’.vers were emptied into the air, and in one or two instances, fired at the upper stories of the negro tenements from which the negroes defen sively fired bricks, paving stones and other missiles. How flic Itlot Regan. The policeman’s body was brought to his borne to-night In Ninth avenue, between Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh streets. At once the house became a sort of ehrlno and from all over the vicinity men and women called to pay their respects. Many carried handsome floral offerings. As the night grew on the feeling against th© negroes seemed to grow. The fact that many saloons round about were crowded had its influence, doubtless, on the rising tide of anger. A few minutes before 11 o’clock nn Irish woman, under the influence of drink, cam© out of the place. She set up a howl and began to recite the virtues of the dead po liceman. She said the negroes ought to he killed. Just then a young negro walked by. The whit© men made a rush for him and he was quickly surrounded. He was beat en and kicked and was rescued with great difficulty. If there had been n carefully arranged plot, and this had been the agreed sig nal, the outbreak could not have been more spontaneous. Men and women pour ed by the hundreds from the neighboring tenements. Negroes were set upon wher ever they could be found and brutally beaten. Tlie blacks at first offered resistance, but they were so soon outnumbered that they fled without delay. For the next hour the streets were filled with a riot ing, surging mob. It was a scene on very much the same order as took place a few days ago In New Orleans. New York has seldom had its equal. Th© shouting of the men, the shrieking of tho women, the lamentations of the children, the shooting of revolvers, crashing of windows and all, made a perfect pande monium. Chief Devory wns at his home right in the heart of the battleground, but did not take charge of the police at once. He fin ally took personal command. l*oll<*e Aided tlie Mol. The police said tho negroes wer© rap idly arming with revolvers and knives. They say that nearly all of the prisoners had weapons of some sort. Th© police did a great deal of clubbing of negroes, some of whom were roughly handled. Many negroes were hustled Into the West Thirty-seventh Street station for protec tion. None had escaped without some kind of an injury, and some of them were bleeding from half a dozen cuts. The crowd that surged into Broadway seemed uglier than that further west. There were at one time more than 5,000 persons in Broadway. Up and down, iu' and out of the hotels and saloons, through Herald Square and the side streets th© mob surged and rushed looking for ne groes. Any unfortunate black was set upon and beaten. Up to 1 o'clock this morning not a single white man had been reported under ar rest. Chief Devery raid he would tak© every precaution for preventing a repeti tion of the outbreak. John B. Mallcry, a young negro, and a student In a civil engineer class, was go ing home from the colored engineers' club, Gordon Jones, another student about his ag© The gang Jumped on them at Thirty-aevenih street and Ninth avenue. Mallory was knocked down. A policeman heard him yelling and managed to get him on an uptown car. He to and him to go to a hospital. Just then another policeman ran up, pulled Mallcry from the car and legan to club him. The pass ngcra on th© car cried “shame/' ard the policeman stopped h s asssulr. In charging through Thirty-seventh street ard drlv}ng the mob before it, th© i.cgroe* in the tenements began to fire thlrg.4 at the mob and police. Th© police men at once fired into the Ui.per window© on Fifth Page.) J