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J. H. ESTII.i President.
AFTER AN ARMISTICE
u ASKS THAT POWERS DO NOT
alarm their majesties.
WANTS ADVANCE STOPPED.
SAYS EMPEROR AND THE DOWAGER
state Department Made Public* It*
< omniun iention With the Chinese.
Chaffee Wn* Advised of Earl Li’*
Request and Instructed a* to Hi*
Course— Attack* on Legation* in
Pekin Must Cense Before the- Ad
Washington, Aug. 16.—At the close of b
day of intense anxiety, the Department of
State to-night made public the latest cor
respondence between the United States
government and China, constituting not
only a remarkable series of state papers,
but at the same time dispelling all doubt
end uncertainty as to the American pol
icy in the present critical juncture.
The urgent, almost pathetic appeal of
Li Hung Chang, submitted early in the
day, that the victorious march of the al
lies stop at Tung Chow, and that the
military commanders on the field be en
trusted to arrange an armistice at that
point, was met with a response that Gen. j
Chaffee already had been given complete
Inst ructions empowering him to carry out i
an arrangement in concert with other j
commanders for the delivery of the min
ivers and other persons under their pro
te tion to the relief column, not at Tung j
Chow as has been suggested, but at the
Imperial city of Pekin.
Furthermore, it was made known to
China that Gen. Chaffee's instructions
left him free rein as to whether he should
insist upon entering Pekin and going to
the legations or should receive the de
livery of the legationers at the gate of
the inner Tartar city or at the great
outer wall. In short, China through heT
peace envoy, besought a halt and an arm
istice at Tung Chow, tweive miles from
Pkin, whereas, the response of the
American governent is that if there is to
be a halt—an armistice—it must be at
the walls of the imperial city.
The conclusions of the government
were announced after an extended cabi
net meeting and were embodied in the
following official statement:
The appeal cf China and the prompt re
sponse of the American government were
the subject of supreme interest through
out the day. Coming at a moment when
the allic-d armies were in the shadow of
tiie great walls of Pekin, the circum
stances in which the correspondence oc
curred were of a peculiarly momentous
character. Tne President had just re
turned from u brief resphe at CllO.l,
and going to the White House, found his
advisers ready to present to him the issue
row advanced in China. The appeal fr *n
Li Hung Chang came lirst to the Chine*-3
minister, who, early in the day, conveyed
ii io the Department of State. Although it
w.is not the regular day for a meeting
of the cabinet, word was conveyed to
those cabinet officers in the city that o
special session would be held at ll o'clock.
Secretary Root, who has been a guiding
factor in the Chinese negotiations, was |
with the President before the meeting .
opened, presenting the Chinese communi- i
cations and the dispatches of instructions
already sent to Gc.n. Chaffee. With the
President at the cabinet table were Sec
retaries Hoot ,Gage, Wilson and Postmas
ter General Smith. The conclusions reach
el can be stated best by reference to the
6uccinct responses of the United States
government set forth in the official an
After the cabinet meeting the American
reply was sent to the Chinese minister,
who later in the day cabled it to LI Hung
('hang. Thus the issue was framed, final
ly and unalterably. The United States j
declined even to consider the proposition
of Li Hung Chang for a halt and an arm
istice at Tung Chow. Even the supreme :
appeal of the venerable Chines© states- ;
man that the Chinese empire would be .
shaken by an advance of the allies beyond |
Tung Chow was not heeded. The answer j
of the United States is that our position
is the same now as it has been from th ■
outset, namely, that the ministers must
be delivered at the walls of Pekin and in
such circumstances as will meet the Judg
ment of the military commanders on the
In Touch With CongiT.
The latest dispatch from Minister Con
ger was scanned with eager interest, hut
it brought little information beyond that
already in hand. In one respect, how
ever, it gave the government strong en
couragement, as it was almost, a cate
gorical answer to the State Department.
Thi® was the first definite knowledge that
we were In direct touch with our minister,
for all of his dispatches up to uylay, had
conveyed information without reference to
the repeated inquiries of the government.
The two dispatches to Gen. Chaffee,
Pent on the 12th and 14th Inst., were sent
also in duplicate to Minister Conger, so
that he is well advised by this time of the
movement of the troops and of Gen. Chaf
fer’s authority to negotiate at the walls of
Whether the allied forces actually were
ai Pekin was the all-absorhlng question
on which every one In official and in uno
fficial life awaited word with keen anx
iety. Secretary Root was satisfied that
Tung Chow had been left behind, and this
w is one of the reasons why it was regard
ed as futile to consider U Hung Chang’s
proposition for an armistice at Tung
A dispatch was sent to Gen. Chaffee,
Hut its contents were not mode public.
Although the officials regarded it as un
important, it doub" lees mode the American
commander aware of the fact that there
no deviation in the American atti
tude. a dlspatcn was also sent to Min-
Conger, advisory in character, giv-
ins him the benefit of the latest develop
Earl Ll’* Appeal.
"A cablegram from Earl Li Hung
Chang, envoy plenipotentiary of China,
dated August 15, and received by Minis
ter Wu at 7 p. m. on the same day,
“The allied forces are appr-aching Tung
Chow\ I have memorialized the Imperial
government to depute envoy to negoi3ti
an armistice with the several commanders
on the spot. I will also shortly proceed
“The Powers being fully aware of the
embarrassing position in which their ma
jesties and Empress Dowager and the Em
peror are placed, are earnestly requested
to telegraph instructions to their respect
ive commanders after arriving at Tung
Chow w r ith their forces to stop their fur
ther advance to the capital, so as not to
cause alarm and fear to their majesties
and calamities to the people. For such
advance would shake the foundations of
the Ta Ching empire and wound the feel
ings of all her people, high and low. For
a compliance with this appeal the millions
of people of the empire will be profoundly
grateful to the Powers. Please communi
cate this cablegram at once to the Secre
tary of State.'
The following memorandum in reply was
handed to Minister Wu this afternoon:
Instruction* to Chaffee.
‘Memorandum. Foreseeing that there
would be insufficient time after receiving
a reply to our memorandum of Aug. 12
to get instructions to the relief column
before it had reached Pekin, we sent on
the same day to the general commanding
the American forces* in China the follow
“Adjutant General's Office. Washington,
Aug. 12, 1900.—T0 Fowler, Che Foo. For
Chaffee: August twelve. Secretary of
War directs me to inform you that Li
Hung Chang, appointed by Chinese gov
ernment to negotiate with Powers, re
quests cessation of hostilities. We have
replied that we are ready to enter into an
agreement between Powers and Chinese
government for cessation of hostilities on
condition that sufficient body of the forces
composing the relief expedition shall be
permitted to enter Pekin unmolested and
to escort foreign ministers and residents
back to Tien Tsin, the movement being
provided for and secured by such arrange
ments and dispositions of troops as shall
be considered satisfactory by generals
commanding the forces composing relief
expedition. We have communicated this to
all the Powers. Japanese government
takes same position. We have not heard
from other Powers. Corbin.”
“ And two days ago, in view of the
rapid progress of the relief expedition,
we sent the following:
“Adjutant General's Office. Washington,
Aug. 14.—T0 Fowler, Chee Foo. for Chaf
fee: August fourteenth. In anticipation
of acceptance by Chinese government of
condition in our reply to them cabled you
Aug. 12. If Chines eauthorities communi-
cate willingness to deliver ministers and
persons under their protection to relief
column at Pekin, under arrangements
which you consider safe, you are author
ized to make and carry out arrangement
in concert with other commanders with
out referring it here. From communica
tion with representatives of other govern
ments here we believe all to take substan
tially the same position. Question whether
you should insist upon entering Pekin
or going to legations or will receive de
livery at gate of inner Tartar city or at
outer wall, taking risk of ministers pass
ing through city with only Chinese es
cort. you and the other generals must
“By order secretary of war.
“We are advised by Minister Conger
that the attacks by imperial troops upon
the legations in Pekin have not ceased.
While these attacks continue we cannot
stop the advance of our forces toward
Pekin. If such attacks cease, the above
quoted instructions will be allowed to
stand, and they would seem to provide
for all the action required under the cir
cumstances stated by Earl Li in his dis
(signed) “Alvey A. Adee, secretary.”
Department of State, Washington, Aug.
BELIEVE THEY ARE SAFE.
President an,l Cabinet Member. Con
fident the Relieving Force I.
Protecting Conger and the
Washington, Aug. 16. —lt Is the belief
of the President and the members of the
cabinet, who have watched with great
anxiety every step of the progress of the
allied troops towards Pekin, that the min
isters are now safe in the hands of the
The President returned to Washington
this morning, and of a number of com
munications which greeted him, perhaps
the most interesting was one from the
Japanese minister, which confirmed the
reports that Gen. Chaffee and the other
commanders had met little, if any, oppo
sition at Tung Chow, and that they were
on the outskirts of Pekin. That was two
days ago. and it is fair to presume that
since then every step has been favorable
to the rescue of the legation forces, whose
marvelous experience has added to anew
chapter to international history.
It developed to-day that on Aug. 14. In
structions were sent Gen. Chaffee, giv
ing him full power to perfect arrange
ment for the rescue of the imprisoned dip
lomat and those under their chailge,
without asking for further advice from
here. A copy of these instructions to
Chaffee was made public late this after
noon by the state department.
At 9 o'clock this morning Mr. Wu Ting
Fang, Ihe Chinese minister, presented to
Acting Secretary Adee, a copy of a ca
blegram which he had received during
the night from IA Hung Chang. This
cablegram was an almost beseeching ap
peal to this government to telegraph in
structions to Gen. Chaffee after arriv
ing at Tung Chow to stop his further
advance to the capital. This advance,
Earl Li pointed oul, would shake the
foundations of the Chinese Empire, and
wound the feelings of all of the Chinese
people, high and low. In the- name of
the millions of people of the empire, he
asked that thla advance be stopped in
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SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, IbOO.
CAPTURE OF PEKIN
HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BY A CABLE
GRAM TO VIENNA.
THE NEWS IS NOT OFFICIAL
At STRIA, LIKE OTHER GOVERN
MEM’S, WITHOUT CONFIRMATION.
A Dispatch to Rome Declares Attack
Regan on Monday and That the
Ilritinli Minister Opened Communi
cation—Report of a Heavy Defeat
Inflicted 1 poll the Chinese— Final
Attack on the Legations Planned
for l>ast Sunday.
London, Aug. 17, 3:45 a. m.— A cable
gram to Vienna from Hong Kong an
nounces the capture of Pekin, but the
Austrian government, like other Europ
ean powers, is still without confirmation
of this report.
An official telegram, dated Taku, Aug.
14, has been received at Rome, which as
serts that the attack on Pekin began on
Monday; that Sir Claude MacDonald, the
British minister, has open communication
with the relieving force and that the al
lies have established heir headquarters
at Tung Chau.
Chinese officials in Shanghai are re
porred as admitting that the allies in
flicted a heavy defeat on the Chinese
imperial troops near Tung Chau Sunday
and then marched direct on Pekin. This,
if true, carries the Japanese official ad
vices announcing the capture of Tung
Chau one step further.
The Wetsern Powers, according to a dis
patch from the Daily Express from Kobe,
have accepted the proposals formulated
by Japan for arranging an armistice, de
pendent upon the immediate delivery of
the foreigner legations to the allies or the
granting of permission to the allied troops
to enter Pekin and guard the legations.
Upon these bases, the correspondent says,
Japan has already began to negotiate.
Shanghai dkpatches declare that the
Chinese had intended to make a final at
tack upon the legations last Sunday, but
whether the plan was carried out is not
London, Aug. 17, 4 a. m.—The concen
sus of opinion expressed by the morning
papers tends to the belief that the lega
tions are now safe with the allies. De
scribing the capture of Ho Si Wu, a spe
cial dispatch says that the headgear of
the Americans, was quite insufficient for
the awful heat and that the cons quin
ces were direful.
FOR SHANGHAI’S SAFETY.
Consuls Relieve More Troop* Should
Re La tilled Immediately.
Berlin. Aug. 16.—A semi-official dispatch
from Shanghai, datfd Wednesday, Aug
“The foreign consuls, acting on a joint
resolution, have sent to their respective
governments the following telegram:
‘“lf the Indian troops (Bri ish)are with
drawn from Wu .Sung it will constitute a
menace to the safety of Shanghai. The
troops ousht to b‘ landed on the basis of
an international understanding. To Insure
the safety of Shanghai more troops ought
to be landed immediately.* ”
JAPANESE AT FUNG CHOW.
The Chinese Seem to Have Retreated
Tokio, Tuesday, Aug. 14.—A semi-official
dispatch from Fung Chow, dated Aug. 12,
“The Japanese troops occupied Fung
Chow to-day. We are now ten miles from
Pekin. The Chinese seem to have re
treated towards Pekin. Last night a
granary, with great stores of Vice, was
WAS A HOT FIGHT.
Russians ittneked n Superior Foree
St. Petersburg, Aug. 16.—Gen. Rennen
kampf, according to advices to the Rus
sian war office, while pursuing the Chi
nese from Aigun, found 4,000 Infantry,
3,000 cavalry and twelve guns in a strong
position at Sanjashan. Although the Rus
sians were inferior in numbers and had
only two guns, they made combined
frontal and flank attacks upon the Chi
nese on Aug. 10.
The Chinese succeeded In breaking up
the flank movement, and they fought with
great stubbornness; but eventually they
were compelled by a fierce Cossack attack
on their center to evacuate the position
and withdraw the guns.
TO PROTECT THE REAR.
Russian Regiment Disembarked to
Aid the Allies.
Rome, Aug. 16.—The following dispatch
has been received here from T.iku, via
Che Foe, Aug. 15:
A Rue ian regiment has di-em'arked to
protect the rear of the allied forces which
Is seriously t retcened. The Japanese ad
miral announces that the allies occupied
Tung Chau last Sunday and that he is
awaiting news of an attack on Pekin to
I.FFT 500 OF THEIR DEAD.
Report of n Victory W on by the Al
lies With Slight Loss.
Berlin, Aug. 16.—A dispatch received
nett from Tien Tstn. dated Aug. 14, an
nounces that the allies have captured
Chang Chia Wan with slight loss. The
Chinese left five hundred dead on ihe field.
The remainder fled, some to Tung Chow
and some to Pekin
HEAT OVERCAME HORSES.
Report From the Olßoer Command
ing n British Contingent.
London, Aug. 16.—Gen. Sir Alfred Gase
lee, commanding the contingent of troops
from India In China, has wired to the
government from Ma Taw. under date of
Aug. 11. via Che Foo, Aug. 16. as follows;
••Arrived here this morning early after
■ most trying night march. Tha troops
of all nationalities are suffering severely
from the heat. Ten of our horses died yes
terday from sunstroke. The enemy Is be
lieved to bo entrenched north of Chang
Chia Wan. There is no further news from
Gen. Gaselee sends two earlier dispatches
repeating advices already received by the
Perlln. Aug. 16.—An unda el dispatch
from T en T in soya the railroad b twe n
Tun Tsin and Pei T-*ang has be*n re
stored and that the Russians are repair
ing the line in the direction of Pekin.
Field Ma s'al Count von Walderse . com
mander-in-chief of the allied force? in
Chir a, sails from Naples for the Far East
Hurt Left Pekin.
Hong Kong. Aug. 16.—1 t is reported that
the Canton customs department has re
ceived a dispatch saying that Sir Robert
Hart, director general of Chinese Impe
rial customs, accompanied by his staff, has
left Pekin under Chinese escort, and that
a cruiser will be sent to meet him on
reaching the coast.
Will Act in Accord.
Paris, Aug. 16.—France has notified Ger
many that when Feld Marshal von Wal
dersee arrives in China to assume com
mand of the allied forces, Gen. Voyran,
the French military commander in China,
will act in accord with him.
May Not Hold Pekin.
Berlin, Aug; 16.—The German foreign of
fice t inks t. at the a'lies wi 1 not attempt
tj hold Pekin, but will retire immediately
with the members of the legations to
DEMOCRATS GAINING STRENGTH.
Stevenson Say* Old Line Republican*
Are Rallying; In Support.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 16.—The News
to-day publishes a letteer from Adlal E.
Stevenson, in which he said, in part:
“I am glad to say that reports from
the great middle West are encouraging.
To-day, in the face of the imminent peril
which threatens the. republican charac
ter of our government, Democrats, of
whatever school of finance, are one upon
the overshadowing issue of this campaign.
We have a united Democracy, and day
by day old line Republican® are seeing
in our policy the only hope for the con
tinuance of our free institutions.
“Many of the men who fought us bitter
ly in the past upon minor issues are. to
day our ardent friends. Many who love
liberty and believe in the principles upon
which our great republic has been reared
ore rallying to our platform *n such num
bers as to justify the hope that the pres
ent administration will be thoroughly re
buked for its surrender to organized greed,
plunging our country into an unjustifi
able war of conquest at the behest of con
WITH THE JURY TO-NIGHT.
Argument* In the Caleb Power* Cnie
AVIII Be Continued To-day.
Georgetown, Ky., Aug. 16.—The argu
ments in the case of ex-Secretary of State
Powers proceeded according to programme
to-day, and if they continue in like man
ner to-morrow, the case will go to the
jury to-morrow night.
Much Interest is shown in the expected
arguments of Col. Thomas Campbell for
the prosecution and ex-Gov. Brown for
the defense to-morrow, while Common
wealth Attorney Franklin will deliver a
strong argument in closing the case to
morrow night. Although it is believed the
jury will disagree, yet a verdict is being
awaited here with intense interest on ac
count of its influence on the other cases,
ns well as Its bearing so far as Caleb
Powers Is concerned.
BISHOP TURNER WEDS.
Colored Churchman Marries the
Iteliet of n l!i*hop.
Baltimore. Aug. 16.—The Rt. Rev. Henry
McNeal Turner, bishop of the diocese of
Georgia, African M. E. Church, was mar
ried in this city to-day to Mrs. Harlet
E Wayman, widow of the late Bishop A.
W. Wayman, The ceremony was per
formed by Bishop James E. Handy, of
the West Indian Diocese, at the home of
the bride. No. 1129 East Baltimore street,
in the presence of a few friends.
After a wedding breakfast the couple
left for some resort on the Atlantic coast,
probably Aebury Park or Cape May.
They will live in Atlanta. Ga.
HANNA NOT VERY WELL
lint the Committee Chairman Ex
pect* to Keep at W ork.
New York. Aug. 16.—Senator Hanna
consented to-day to speak of the report
that he was not well.
“The fact of the case is,” he said, “I
do not feel very well. The trouble is not
only my rheumatism, but I am olfo troubl
ed a good deal of late with stomach dis
orders. I do not feel like working, but
this work must lie done, and I expect by
a system of diet and by exercising great
care to keep myself in condition to do all
that may be required of me.”
WERE STARVED TO DEATH.
Inhuman Act of n Father and a Step
Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 16.—An afternoon
paper at Wilson, N. C., to-day publishes
an account of the killing by their father
and his third wife of the four children of
George Griffin In Nach county. It is al
leged that the children were imprisoned
iri an outhouse and allowed to die of star
vation. The pair have been jailed.
BACK AT THE WHITE BOISE.
The President and Hl* Party Arrived
Washington, Aug. 16.—The President
and Mrs. McKinley. Secretary Cortelyon
and Dr. Rlxey arrived at the White
House at 8:45 thin morning. The trip from
Canton was without especial incident.
KILLED KY LI&HTMKG.
Pierce Mauve of Tampa Fell Before It
Asheville, N. C., Aug. 16.—Pierce Bnuve.
bookkeeeper of the First National Bank
of Tampa, Fla., was killed by lighting here
to-day. He was 30 years of age and mar
She Did Not AVander.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 16.—A Charlottes
vHie, Va., special says that Dr. Shackle
ford, who attends the Rives family at
Cvstie Hill, authorize* a denial of the
story that Prlnceaa Troubetskey wan
dered from her home Tuesday evening.
ENOORSED BY ANTIS
IIRYAN EMPIIITIU ALLY M PPOKTKD
IN THE RKvSOLITiONS.
IMPERIALISM IS CONDEMNED.
TEXT OF TUB PLATFORM \DOTTED
BY TIRE AMERICAN LEAGUE.
llndornctnent of Bryan Did Not Stand
Without Opposition-—-“ Third f*urt>**
People Say They Will Put Out
n New Ticket W lien They Meet In
New York—\egro Rare Declared
Inclnded in the Principle* of the
Dcclnrntioii of Independence.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Aug. 16.—The Liberty
Congress of the American League of Anti-
Imperialists to-day emphatically endorsed
the candidacy of William J. Bryan for the
presidency. The resolutions to that effect
were read to the convention by Col.
Charles R. Codmnn. of Massachusetts,
who moved their adoption after stilting
that the entire committee of twenty-five
had endorsed them.
The convention, however, did not adopt
the platform as submitted by the reso
lutions committee without a prolonged
and heated debate. Thomas M. Osborne,
of Auburn, N. Y.. leader of the "third
ticket movement,” offered an amendment
to strike the endorsement of Bryan, and
his amendment was vigorously support oil
by several delegates, but when the pre
vious question was ordered, less than a
score could be marshalled to vote against
the Bryan endorsement.
The vote wap viva voce and its exact
result will never be known, but the sen
timent of the convention was clearly
shown as being in favor of the endorse
ment of Bryan as the most effective man
ner of checking the alleged Imperialistic
policy of the administration.
Th© most vigorous opponents of the
Bryan pronouncement in th platform j
wore conspicuous members in the “Na
tional.” or “Third Par y convention, who
were also admitted as delegate* to this
anti-impi ria'ist e ngn ss. T hey w< r • ably
Lei by Thomas M. Osborne and advocat
ed the nomina:ion of a third ticket on th©
theory that their followers, while op
posed to President McKinley, were not
prepared to accent Mr. Bryan o.i tha
Kansas City platfo m.
Col. Charles R. Cod man and Edwin Bur
ritt Smith were the chief supporters of
the p aiform as reported, claiming all po
litical question© were now subordinate to
the one question of impeila Ism and that
all orpcee J to the j r sent administration
should unite to overthrow in he mist ©%
fe live ard available manner presented.
Every mention of Mr. Bryan’s name In
the convention called for enthusiastic ap
plause. The speakers who opposed the
Bryan plank in the platform were receiv
<*d with Jeers nnd cries of “time” from the
delegates, and Chairman Zieler at times
I ad v-.Aiiculty in obtaining a hearing for
The platform was adopted as follows.
“This Liberty Congress of Anti-Impe
rialists recognizes a great national crisis,
which menaces the republic upon whoee
future depends in such large measure the
hope of freedom throughout the world,
Pot the first time in our country’s history
the President has undertaken o subjugate
i foreign people and to rule them by des
potic power. He has thrown the protection
of the American flag over slavery and
polygamy in the Sulu Island*. He has
at legated to himself the power to Impose
upon lte inhabitants of the Philippine
government without their consent, and
taxation without representation. He is
waging war upon them for asserting the
very principles for the maintenance of
which cur forefathers pledged their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred honor. IP*
claim* for himself and Congrea© authority
to govern the territories of the United
States without constitutional restraint.
Itijglitn ami I'rlvil<*K*N.
“We believe in the Declaration of Inde
pendence. Hr truths, not less self-evident
to-day than when first announced by our
forefathers, are of universal application
and cannot be abandoned while govern
ment by the people endures.
“We believe in the Constitution of the
United £ late**. It gives the President and
Congress certain limited powers and se
cures to every man within the jurisdiction
of our goeirrrent. certain essential rights.
We deny hat either the President or Con
gress can govern any |x*rson anywhere
oimide the constitution.
“We are absolutely opposed to the pol
icy of President McKinley which proposes
to govern millions of men without tV-*ir
consent, which in Porto liico established
taxation without representation and gov
ernment by the arbitrary will of a legisla
ture unfettered by c onstitutional restra n*.
and ill th<* Philippines prosecutes a war
of conqriHt and demands unconditional
ru: render from a people who are of right
free and independent.
“Th© struggle of men for freedom has
ever been a struggle for constitutional
liberty. There is no liberty if the citizen
has no right which the Legislature may
not Invade, if he may he taxed by a Leg
islature in which he is not represented,
or if he is no 4 protected by fundamental
law against the arbitrary action of exec
utive iower. Th© policy of the President
offers the inhabitants of Porto Rico.
Hawaii nnd the Philippines no hope of
Independence, no respect of American cit
izenship, no constitutional protection, no
representation in the Congress which
taxes him. This is the government of
men by arbitrary power without their
consent; this is imperialism.
“There is no room under the free flag
of America for subjects. The President
and Congress, who derive all their pow
ers from the constitution, can govern no
man without regard o its limitations.
“We believe that the gnat st safeguard
of liberty is a free j ren nnd we demand
that the ceasrrshlp In the Ph lipplne*.
which keeps from the Am rieffn people
the knowledge of what is done In th ir
name, be abolished. We are entitled to
know the truth and we ir* that the
Powers which the Presl tent holt* In trust
for ua shall be not uwd to supprtu It.
o||M*cl to McKinley.
“Because we thus believe we oppose th©
re-e e tion of Mr McKinley. The s ipre ne
p rp* * cf the pcop’e in this momentous
campaign should not be to siarftp with
t‘eir fin and disapproval his attempt to
gras> It pa ial rower. A relf-givernlng
pt" pie can hava no more imperative duty
tlwn to drl\a from public lif a chief
it a istre’e, who, whether in weaknejs or
of wicked purpose, has u-©d hi* temporary
authority to subvert he character of their
government and to destroy their nation
al 1 ’eaU.
I “We, therefore, In the belief that It Is
(.Continued on sth Page.)
SENATOR INGALLS DEAD.
lllnc** of the Statesman Dated From
March, I.SOU—Sketch of III* Pub
Las Vegas. N. M., Aug. 16.—Former
United States Senator John J. Ingalls
died at East Las Vegas at 2:25 a. m. to
do y. He was surrounded by his family.
The funeral will be held in Atchison.
Senator Ingalls’ Illness dated from
March, 1899, when at Washington his
throat began troubling him. He worked
steadily writing political articles for
newspapers throughout the country. He
was treated by several si>ecialists, but re
ceived no relief, and on their advice, re
turned with his family to Atchison. At
home lie grew no better. Ten months ago
he sought another change of climate,
traveling through New Mexico.
John James In tails, stab e-man and au
ihor, was born in the town of Mid Ueton,
Emx county. Muss.. 1 < e. 29, 1831. lie wa<
the son of Elias Theodore and Eli z*\
(Ohas ) h gulls. His original American
ancestor, Eumund Ingalls, whs th settler
of Lynn, Mass., and members of his fami
ly perforate! ds inguished sirvicts in the
French and Indian war, the He volution
and th© war of 1812. His father was a na
tive of M.ddkton and n to.l for many in
vent lo; a which revolutionised tin manu
facture of shoes; his mo her was a daugh
ter of Samuel ('has© of Portsmouth, Nil.
He received his preparatory training by
private inet rue ion and in the schools of
Havcrbil. and entering Williams Colic.e,
was graduated in 1855. Ho then begin the
s udy of law, beieg admitted to the bar
in 1*57, and in the following year re
moved to Atchison, Kan. There he ran il
ly attaiii- and professional success and by
re s n of his strong personality and vig
o.'o.is me hods soon l e arne pionment in
po it!cs. He was In 1859 a delegate to the
j Wyandotte convention which framed the
I fir t s ate constitution *>f Kansas. In IHt'O
j he served as recretary of th * territo.lal
I council; in 18 1 as secietary of the state
j aerate and in 1862 as state sera tor. In thi
j latter year he was the Republican candi
-1 1 ate for lieutenant governor, hut was de
■ frated with his entire ticket. He was the
j editor of the Atch son Champion for three
j yea is and during 18K3-65 was ju Ige advo
j ci e of the ® ate mill to w th the rank cf
major and lieutenant colonel, doing staff
! du y on the frontier. In the state catn
! pal n of 1 61 he was again the un-ucceas
| ful candidate for lieutenant governor, an 1
• lining the nine years that followed d<-
j vo’ed him e f entirely to law practice
1 and to journalism.
in 1873 he was elected to the United
Stales Senate as n Republican, taking his
scat March 4. and served by re-election In
1879 and 1885 for eighteen successive years.
Few senators have taken stronger hold
on popular attention, and from his fir*t
entrance into national politic* he was a
picturesque figure and a positive influ
ence. A pioneer upon advunced lines 'if
thought, gifted with a vivid nnd powerful
eloquence, a master of satire and Invect
ive, able to illumine every them© with
stores of know'edgeand experience, he has
c\er been th© fearless champion of every
cause h ehas espoused. The Senate cham
ber was always filled to overflowing when
ever it was known that lie was to speak,
and the charm of his well conceived utter
ances teemed to attract his hearers. No
better example of his self-reliant courage
could be mentioned than his fearless o|>-
position, against party pressure, to the
"cloture resolution” of 1890, which in his
judgment dangerously Invaded the priv
ileges of the Senate and violated the fun
damental principles of constitutional gov
ernment. From 18X9 to 1891 he was presi
dent pro tem. of the Senate, in which jki
sitlon he proved himself h past master *n
After his retirement Senator Ingalls de
voted himself to Journalism, literature and
fanning. Articles from his pen were fre
quently seen in the daily papers as well
as in high-class magazines. He was mar
ried at Atchison, Kan.. In 1865, to Anna
Louise Che*borough of New York city.
They had eleven children, four sons and
AND IN ( lilt %<iO, TOO.
VlKoron* Effort Made by a Mob to
L) neh a Negro Prisoner.
Chicago, Aug. 16.-—William Fikua, ft
colored man from Nashville, Tcnn., came
dangerously near being lynched in the
street to-night. He had snatched a pock
et’oook from a woman and led the police
a long chuse through the alleys and down
town streets. While the officers were
taking their prisoner to the police station,
they were followed by a crowd 1 fully 500
strong, which shouted: “Hang him,”
“Lynch h4m,” “Take him away.”
The crowd made a desperate effort to
take Fikua. Ropes were procured, and
If the colored man had been taken from
the police he would certainly have, been
hanged. Th© police used their clubs vig
orously and saved th© prisoner.
Dli WET ON THE MOVE.
Kitchener nnd Other General* lln*t
enlnit In I'ni’Miilt.
Krugorsdorp. Wednesday, Aug. 15.—Gen -
PeWet has crossed the Krugersdorp-
Potchenfstroom Railway and in making to
th© north in order to Join Commandant
Delnrey, who is holding Rustenburg.
Kitchener and the other generals are
pursuing him and pressing him hard. His
force is reported to be beyond Venters
Have They United.
Lon on. Aug. 17.—Actordjng to a dls
ja’ch to the Dally Express from Lorenz)
Marquez, dated yesterday, it is reported
there that General DeVVet ha* succeeded
in Joining hand* with Commaniunt De-
AGAISHT MR. WISE.
Delearntlon From Norfolk Had a Con
ference With llnnnn.
New York, Aug. 16.—A delegation of
Republican* from Norfolk, Va.. represent
ing the antl-Wlae element, called at Re
publican national headquarter# to-day to
demand that Mr. Wine withdraw from the
candidacy for the Second congressional
district. They had a lon* conference with
Senator Hanna, both in the morning and
evening After tha conference Senator
Hanna was asked how the matter was
“It waen’t settled,” replied the senator.
“I Just nave them some good advice and
left it with them to make a settlement.“
SAILED WITH THE NINTH.
Lient. Barney Pritchard** Command
I* Off for C'hlnn.
San Frtnclfco, Aug. 16.—The transport
Warren sailed to-day with the Ninth
(colored) Cavalry for Taku by way of
DAILY. 88 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY
WEEKLY 2-TIMES A-VVEEK.BI A YEAH
FIFTY WERE INJURED
NEW YORK'S HU R RIOT WAS THE
WORST IN YEARS.
WEAPONS WITHOUT STINT.
WHITES \NI> NEGROES WERE
GHE \ TL\ INFLAMED.
One Negro May Not Recover From
Hi* Injuries—A Policeman I* Vl*o
Seriously Hurt—Pistols, Razor*.
Knives, Club* and Rock* Used In
the Desperate Encounter* —Itlotinur
Wn* Finally Suppressed b> Rain
unit the Police.
Now York, Aug. lfi.—Such a furious
ebullition of race hatred as found vent
In the rioting that occurred here last night,
the outgrowth of the murder few days
ago of Policeman Thorpe by a negro
named Arthur Harris, had not been
equlied in New York In many years. S'
Asa result of the disturbance, which
raged from midnight until 3 o’clock, and
burst out in a flame of passion and vio
lence at intervals until daybreak, theie
were about fifty perrons injured by pistol
balls, razor* or knives, or clubs.
Of these' one negro, Lloyd Lee, may not
recover, and Policeman Kennedy is oho
Lee in alleged to have made threats
against the life of Kennedy because he
was the particular friend and associate
of Thorpe, the murder' and officer. Thorpe
was the third white man murderously as
saulted In the vicinity by negroes, after
race prejudice had been engendered. In
less than an hour from the time the
trouble began last, night the whole of the
west side, from Twenty-eighth street ;o
Long acre Square, )>ove Forty-second
street, including Eighth and Ninth ave
nues, was in an uproar. Forty or more
arrests were made, four being white
Ail of the prisoners, except were
arraigned iti the West Bide Court to-day.
A majority were fined $10; n few were
held in bonds to keep the peace; several
were discharged an<l Carr was held 10
await the result of the injuries of Officer
Kennedy. The magistrate stated in ad
vance that all prisoners before him should
have a fair trial.
At 2 o'clock this morning the police had
the riot in hand, li hough there was a
feeling that danger was far from past,
and a heavy police guard was mounted.
Wherever there were negroes collected
together they were swearing vengeance.
Fortunately about 3 o'clock there was a
heavy downpour af rnin, and It is the
opinion of th© police that this did more
to disperse the molt and quiet the riot
than 1,000 men would have been able
At 4 o’clock, when it was thought all
was over, Policemen Hughes and Jelif of
the West Thirtieth aireet station were as
saulted with a shower of brick* nnd bot
tles thrown by the. negro©* on the roof of
a house. The crowd from th© street
rushed up the stairway, but by ihe time
they reached th© r.>of th© assailant* had
descended xhrough scuttles and had dis
appeared. Two negroes were later polled
from under a bed. They resisted until
clubbed over the head, and one had hi*
nos© broken. Th© men denied that they
w'ere on the roof.
The reserves of the station, which had
been on duty nearly all night, were
called in during the morning, and after
5 o’clock all was comparatively quiet.
Tried to Hang n Negro.
Many fights between whites and blacks
resulted to-night. Alexander Robbins,
negro, and a colored friend were on a
Thirty-fourth street car. Someone set
up a shout as the car neared Eighth ave
nue, that the two negroes ought to* be
lynched. A man with a clothe* line t>-
peared from *omewhere. and the two ne
groes were pulled off the car. The rope
was thrown around Robbins* neck and,
with fifty men and boy* pulling, the mob
started for a lamp post. A squad of jk>-
llce appeared before the mob had gO|ne
far, and with much c übb ng they dl-pe sed
the crowd. The negro*'* got away.
Word reached the West F'orty-seventh
strew station to-night that a large mob
was at Eighth avenue ami Forty-second
street. The reserves were run out and
dispersal tl|e crowd, whit'll numbered
over 1.000 person*.
A mob was reported at Amsterdam ave
nue and Sixty-first street, better known
as Han Juan Hill, at 10 o’clock. A squad
of m*n went there and found about 1,000
men, who were dispersed. A riot call was
sent in from Thirty-seventh street and
Eighth avenue nt 10 o’clock. Chief Dev
ery ordered Capt. Cooney to take a large
squad .and disperse the crowd. Cooney
found several hundred men and boy* at
the corner mentioned, and they were act
ing very ugly. The mob was charged
and many wpre clubbed.
Patrolman Powers was arrested to-night
on th© charge of being drunk and disor
derly, ami flourishing a revolver to in
cite the crowd to riot.
Inspector Thompson, with 100 policemen
in addition to the several hundred regu
lar men in the precincts affected, was on
the ground in th© riotous district before
nightfall, and he kept his men on the
move. They had orders to arrest any
man. white or black, who evidenced the
slightest disposition towards riot.
Early in the evening ihe patrolmen be
gan to bring in prisoner*. Win. Elliott,
colored, 21 year© old. was arrested for
buying a revolver. He declined to sur
render the weapon and was arrested.
Inspector Thompson was mar Eighth
avenu© and Fortieth street when he no
ticed a tumult aboard on Eighth avenue
car. He ran with a couple of men to In
vestigate and found that a negro passen
ger was the cause of the trouble. He
had not done anything, but severaJ white
men tried to get in a punch at the black
man and two women tried to stab him
in th© face with hat pins. Inspector
Thompson arrived Just In time to see a
paving stone crash through the car win
dow and lay the negro out with a stun
ning blow on the head. Louis Swartz, 11
years old, threw the stone. He was ar
HAH RUIN WAS Alt RENTED.
The Negro Wanted for the Mnrder at
Thorpe In Custody.
Washington, Aug. 16.—Arthur Harris,
who is wanted in New York city for the
murder of Policeman Thorpe Monday
night, vt as arrested in this city this morn
ing at the home of his mother. The New
York authorities were notified.
Horae* for the British.
New Orleans. Aug. lfi.—The steamship
Monarch, with 1,150 horses for the British
army, cleared to-day for Cape Town*