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J. H. ESTII.r President.
PEKIN HAS FALLEN
9IKMBRR9 OF THE FOREIGN LEGA
TIONS ARE SAFE.
CAPITAL TAKEN BY ALLIES.
CITV WAS ENTERED BY TUB
FORCES FROM THE EAST.
New of the Capture of the Capital
Reached Washiiißton Admiral
Remey and Consul Fouler m Che
Foo Wired It—Wan on Wednesday
the Victorious Troops Marched In.
Resistance Was Obstinate.
Washington, Aug. 17.—The allied armies
have captured and entered Pekin in the
face of obstinate resistance, and the mem
bers of the foreign legations are safe.
Oftici.il confirmation of the fall of the
Chinese capital came to the United States
government to-night in the shape of two
cablegrams, one from Admiral Remey and
th other from Consul Fowler at Che
The cablegram from Admiral Remey
t >me to hand first, early in the evening,
followed very soon after by that from
Consul Fowler, and the officials, realizing
the great public interest in the events
which it was believed had happened, in
Pekin, at once made, them public. Ad
mit >1 Remey’s dispatch is as follows:
Taku, Aug. 17, la. m.—Bureau Naviga
te i . Washington. Just received telegram
from Tien Tsin, dated 16, 10 p. m. ‘Pekin
iv is captured on Aug. 15. Foreign lega
tions are safe. Details follow shortly.
Consul Fowler's Dispatch.
That from Consul Fowler, giving impor
tant details of the occurrence at the time
of the capture of the city, was given out
in the subjoined official statement:
“Che Foo, Aug. 17, 1900. (Received 7:55 p.
Seer tary of State, Washington.—Sev
enteenth. Japanese admiral r- ports allies
attacked Pekin, oast, loth. Obstinate re
sistance. Evening Japanese entered capi
tal with other forces. Immediately sur
rounded legations Inmates safe. Japanese
lost over 100; Chinese 300. Fowler. '
Brief Sta > at Tung Cliow.
Previous information received here
showed that the allied armies took pos
session of Tung Chow on the 12ih instant.
Fi m that city to Pekin the distance is
no* very great, not more than a dozen
miles. It se ms evident, therefore, that
the armies halted for a time at Tung
<’ >w, probably for the purpose of giving
the men a rest and to prepare for the at
tack on the c ’.pita! city in fo;ce after
waiting until the rear of the advancing
host should arrive a* the front.
Possibly. also, the delay was the
the 1 e alt of negotiations inaugurated by
the Chinese officials looking to the deliv
ery of he ministers with a Chinese or
oth* r escort. If negotiations were at
tempted, they must have failed, ns the
army continued on its march and attack
•<l the capital three days after reaching
The officials here were aware of the
fa*.* that the stronghold of the Boxers was
In the Chinese city and that for the allies
to attempt to force their way through
H into the Tartar city, in which the lega
tion compounds are located, might mean
a great loss of life and possibly a defeat.
It was also known that the imperial
troops, which have sided with the Box
ers, were many of them in or near the
Chinees city, and that much of the ar
ti.lery and rifle fire which has been pour
ed into the legations had been from the
walls separating the two cities.
These facts evidently were communi
cated to Gen. Chaffee and the other com
manding officers of the allies. Realizing
these obstacles, it appears the allies de
cided to attack the city by the east gate.
There are four entrances fo the city on
•he east, two loading to the Chinese city
>nd two ro the Tartar city. Just which
of these was selected as the attacking
point Consul Fowler’s dispatch does not
Contrary to the press reports of to-day.
Consul Fowler’s dispatch shows that the
attack on the city met with strong resist
ance. The Japaneses advance engaged
with the Chinese, according to the un
derstanding of the officials here, number
ed 10,000 men, so that the loss suffered
by them was over I per cent. No mention
is made of the losses of the other armies,
but it is presumed that it was in propor
tion to that suffered by the Japanese.
Cnuseil Great Relief.
The President was overjoyed on hearing
the news of the safety of Minister Con
ger and his associates. He has been
hopeful all along that there rescue from
the perilous position in w’hirh they hAve
been for so long would be successfully ac-
To-night’s news confirms that
hope and brings a feeling of great relief
The President entertained a number of
friends informally' at dinner to-night,
among whom w’one several acquaintances
from Canton. Later in the evening, ns
as he heard of the news. Secretary
Root came in and remained for some time
with the President, discussing the latest
information which had come to hand.
Nothing has come to the War Depart
ment directly from Gen. Chaffee, but the
Adjutant General’s office is momentarily
expecting advices. The officials were on
hand during the evening and waked until
a late hour before leaving for home with
out receiving any dispatches.
THE NEWS WAS WELCOMED.
Otllciiii Confirmation of the Relief
of the Legations (Badly Recelv
* d—lXneasMion of Future Policy.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 17.—A1l well
last. The rescue has been effected find
tbe representatives of the Christian na
tions, who for almost two months have
brn besieged by the fanatical hordes in
’he Chinese capital, are safe. The wol
°m '- news came through official chan-
C' lp to-night. The rescue was effected on
Wednesday, the allied forces entering Pe
k,n apparently without opposition.
The first report of the rescue came
about 10 o’clock this morning In a Shang
bii report. That it would finally turn
out this way everybody has felt, and the
• ie\vs was received, therefore, with very
b'llo demonstration at the nation* oap
i Through long experience, however.
Washington has learned to be very doubt
f'd of the Shanghai date line, and as the
hours went by without confirmation of
this report, either through the channels of
CUI own government or of the Europes n
jiatoannal) jHofning Jfetogl
governments, the fear that it might be
after all a mistake began to gain gnind.
When, however, a little before F> o’clock
to-night, tne Navy Department had a
message from Remey, 6tating that advices
fr)n' Tien Tsin told of the capture of
Pekin and the safety of the legations,
there was a feeling of Intense relief in
official circles and great rejoicing on all
The details are told in the press reports.
The first chapter of the most interesting ,
story in the history of ihe Chinese em
phe has been written. Is it a prelude to
the downfall of the Manc.hu dynasty?
Does it mean the overthrow of the entire
empire and the partition of Chinese ter
ritory, or is Chi-na to remain intact? Time
alone can tell. This government is un
questionably committed to the mainten
ance of the integrity of the Chinese em
What is the next step to be taken?
Everybody is asking this question and no
body will answer it officially. It is known,
of course, that the President and his ad
visors have gone over the si uation very
thoioughly They discussed it a: to-day's
cabinet meeting at some length, but they
discussed it more carefully yesterday.
The uniform official answer to all in
quiries as to future policy has been that
this government was considering nothing
beyond the rescue of its people. The im
pression has been given out by officials
generally that this government would act
in a sense independently, and that, hav
ing effected the rescue of the Americans,
our troops would be withdrawal from Pe
kin. This, however, is by rio means cer
tain. Or, rather, it is by no means cer
tain that this withdrawal will take place
in the very near future. It is known
that in the notes which have passed be
tween this government and the govern
ments of Europe there have been under
consideration tw r o plans, one of them to
withdraw the troops at once to Tien Tsin
and the oher to remain at Pekin until
the full mission of the civilized nations,
as it is understood by their governments,
Naturally, the choice between these tivo
plans depended largely, if not entirely,
upon the conditions at Pekin after the
result. Had the transfer been made un
der the provisions of the negotiations, as
contemplated by Li Hung Chang, that is,
had the imperial forces remained in Pe
kin, and the transfer been effected on
♦he outside or at the outer wall, it would
d'ubtl ss have been the judgment of the
allied commanders that the forces should
retire to Tien Tsin, there to awalf re
inforcements and to watch the progress
of negodations looking to the complete
satisfaction of th claims of all the Pow
ers. Now’, however, thar the allied forces
are inside rekin, there is every reason to
believe that they are to r main there, not
only until reparation is made, but until
a proper status in China itself is restored.
FOR NATIVE CHRISTIANS, TOO.
Cnited States Will Arrange to Af
ford Them Protection.
Washington, Aug. 17.—A cabinet offi
cial said -to-day that the native Chris
tians in China, said to number several
thousend, will be included in any ar
rangement made between this government
and China incident to the cessation of
hostilities. At the present stage of the
Chinees situation this subject has not yet
been seriously discussed by the cabinet,
but there is no doubt, according to this
member, that the United States is in
honor bound (o protect them, and will
sacredly look out for their security.
It was stated that while the matter has
not been formally considered, the Indem
nity to be collected by the United States,
will be not only for the families of the
victims, but also probably to compensate
the government for the expense it has
been put to in prosecuting the campaign.
“It has not been a heavy expense, com
pared to the Spanish war,” he said, “but
it will be sufficient, together with the in
demnity to the families of missionaries
and other victims and for all loss to
property of the United States government
or of American citizens, to make it a
very serious matter, financially, to
ENGLAND GQT THE NEWS.
Genernl Rejoiciilß' Over .lie Relief
of I’ekin—Comment, of the
London, Aug. 18, 4 a. m.—“Pekin was
relieved on the night of the 15th." This
message was received last evening at the
imperial customs office in London from
the commissioner of customs in Che Foo.
It is the only official message that has
reached England in confirmation of the
earlier reports, Admiral Remey’s dispatch
not having arrived in time for publica
tion in. the London morning papers.
The Morning Post, which is the only
paper printing the Che Foo message, says:
"To-day is not only a day of national re
joicing: it is also a day of congratulation
for all the Powers of the world.”
Proceeding to discuss the probabilities
of a cessation of hostilities, the Morning
Post assumes that the United States are
willing to abandon any idea of further
aggressive action, but it questions the
disposition of Germany and the other
Powers to agree to such a course.
The Berlin correspondent of the Morn
ing Post says he learns that no forma!
request for an armistice has yet reached
the Powers, and that it is improbable that
any such request would be granted.
The other papers comnunt guardedly
upon the general situation, owing to the
lack of definite news when iho editorials
were written. Most of them advocate a
stern inquisition regarding outrages and
the pun shm'nt of the leaders, even if
they have to be pursued ail over China.
The Tally Graphic, in a paragraph ap
parently inspired, says there is no rea
son to b lieve that any of the Powers will
repudiate the previous understanding to
tespect the integrity of the empire and
the dynasty, adding that the prjposal to
land a British force at Shanghai origi
nated not with the British government,
but with the Chinese, who at the samp
time urged that this should not be done
if likely to lead to international compli
"Tils." says 'he Dally Graphic, "dls
rcs s o' the story that the Viceroy of
Nank n eta'g and ids mind tinder the In
flu rce of the consuls. Her MaJ sty's gov
* inm nt. we believe, hns no intention of
r n rrtlrg the right of France r.r the
Unltrrt States to land troops, (hruld citli
r think It tvevusury.”
Shanghai dispatches say that Emperor
Kwang 8u accompanied the Empress Dew
fPenUmnA on FUtb Pagei
SAVANNAH, GA„ SATURDAY. AUGUST 18, 1000.
THEY FOUGHT WELL
LEADERS OF AMERICANS SEAT I*
THE ADVANCE ON TIEN TSIN.
COL. MEADE AND M AJ. WALLER
DESCRIBE THE FIGHTING.
Force of Amerieaun Was Poorly Sup
plied With Ammunition and llud
to Full Back—How Tien Tsin Was*
Gained Later— Mnj. Waller Protest
ed Against the First Advance, the
Allies Ilcing Few in Number—Next
Washington. Aug. 17. — I TJie Navy De
partment to-day made public the reports
of Col. Robert L. Meade and Maj. L.
W. T. Waller of the United States Ma
rine Corps on the batjle of Tien Tsin.
They give not only a graphic account of
this initial engagement in the Chinese
campaign, but furnish the information
with official Exactness.
Col. Meade’s report is dated Tien Tsin,
July 16. Afrer telling of the situation
around Tien Tsin and of the decision on
July 12, at a conference held at the Eg
lish general’s headquarters, to attaek the
city about daybreak the next day. Col.
Meade’s report, in describing the early
fighting in which the Marines and Ninth
Infantry took such a gallant part, says:
“We reached the advanced position
about 8 a. m. I took 180 rounds per
man with me, 100 rounds in the belts and
eighty in the haversacks. This is not
sufficient for an all-day light, and as it
grew’ toward night, I began to be appre
hensive of being left in an advanced posi
tion in a fight where no prisoners were
taken on either side, with only the bay
onet to fight wdth.
Aetlon YA’ns Hot.
“On the firing line the action w’as es
pecially hot, and the enemy ® fire especi
ally rapid and accurate, and at about 8:30
a. m. tho enemy appeared in large num
ber upon our left and among the grave
mounds of the field in which we were,
with the evident intention of Hanking us.
I made a turning movement to the left
and rear, and we drove them away. Later
in the day, about 2 p. m., they again made
a flanking effort, but at this time the in
fantry support of the artillery company
was on the mud wall of the city and aid
ed us by a cross fire. This company was
commanded by C. G. Long. The
effort of the enemy proved a failure, and
we drove them in.
“We remained in the trenches until
about 8 p. m., when we received an or
der from the brigadier general com
manding to withdraw, which was probably
the most difficult action of the day, since
the enemy had so well covered our posi
tion that their shots struck the crests of
the trenches and threw dirt in our faces,
many' being hit.
“Gen. Dorward ordered that the troops
should sleep upon their arms that night,
and on the following morning enter the
city, the south gate to be blown in by
“On the 14th inst., the south gate hav
ing been blown in, we moved into the
walled city at about 6 o’clock a. m. V\ e
found the city filled with dead Chinamen
and animals. No resistance was made to
our occupation in the walled city itself,
but an infantry fire was kept up by the
Japanese infantry upon the enemy, who
responded from the suburbs. Since then
we have had undisturbed possession of all
Com mended Americans.
Col. Meade enclosed a letter from Gen.
Dorward, the commander of the English
forces, in which he highly commended
the American commanders and troops, and
took upon himself the blame for ordering
the Ninth Regiment into n dangerous
position. Gen. Dorward especially men
tioned for bravery Lieut. Smedley D.
Butler, Lieut.. Henry Leonard and Capt.
Col. Meade gives a list of the casual
ties ami details the circumstances of the
death of Col. Liscum and Capt. Davis.
The proclamation to the inhabitant*
of Tien Tsin. telling them that the bom
bardment was only in reply to the at
tacks of the rebels, Is included in the re
MaJ. Waller’s report is of especial in
terest. as he had command of the Marines
in the fight before Tien Tsin was reached.
The report is dated Tien Tsin, June 28,
and says in part:
Compelled (o Retreat.
“At 2 in the morning, June 20, the Rus
sian colonel informed me that he would
push on with 400 men and attempt to gel
into Tien Tsin. and aid in the defense or
the city. I objected, but was overruled
in council. My reason • told me that there
was a slim chance for passing the Chinese
force with only 530 men, and no guns, the
three-inch rifle proving <k*fectlve. I dis
abled it and rolled It into the river and
followed the Russians in the twelve-mile
march on Tien Tsin.
"The Russian column was in advance,
40*) strong, with my Celt nix-M gun in
thei.- front, urder the command of Lieut.
Powell. The advance continued until 7
a. m. without opposi lor, when we reach
ed a point opposite the Imperial arsenal
There we met a small flank fire, which
was quickly sil need by our sharpshoot
ers. About 10 minutes later w'o met a very
heavy front and fl *nk fire from 1.500 or
2XO) men Intrenched. We deployed, and
my lire fe-ling the flank fire, turned to
the hft and r ar cot.fronting the flank
movement, our line a? that time having
It? fiont advanced and right flank re
“The Fiipp'-rt of the <’olt gun having
dwindl' and to two men and the gun having
Jammed several limes, all the crew being
sho* down but one, Mr. Powell very
projerly decided to abandon it, which he
bid. after disabling the gun. Receiving
notice that th Rms n would retr. at
to a joint four mil s beyond our bivouac,
I hevan my retreat, moving by the rlgh>
flank and keeping up a fight for four
hours with the emrr.y. who we e in force,
imperial tro ps end B xers.
"We succeeded *n falling bark, bringing
In our wounded by hand. At 2p. m. we
had reached our base, having ma-rched
jkhiixy mile* and fought four four hour*.
1 was obliged to leave the dead, but
brought off the wounded. Our casualties i
were four killed and nine wounded.
Drove the Enemy.
“It was agreed that we should advance
in two columns on the next day at 4 a.
m.. my force occupying the advance of
the British column and the right of the
firing line. We struck the enemy at
about 7 a. m., and drove them steadily
until about 12:30 p. m., when we entered
Tien Tsin, relieving the besieged Euro
peans, our losses being for the day one
killed and three wounded.
“At 10 a. m. on the 7th, the Russians,
having attacked the arsenals, the scene
of my repulse on the 22nd, and which had
not been captured, asked for reinforce
ments. I sent out Second Lieutenant
Jolly, with forty men, Mr. Harding, my
adjutant, joining as a volunteer, and
placed the whole under the command of
Commander Craddock. R. N. This force
was about 1,8(0 strong, and succeeded in
driving the enemy from the parapets, out
of their fortifications and in full flight.
It was developed that the enemy had
about 7,000 men at this point.
"Our men charged over the parapet with
a British company, being; the first in, in
this part of the fight. Our loss here
was one wounded, and Lieut. Jolly over
come by heat, but not until after he had
brought his men back to their quarters.
Lieut. Harding acted as a volunteer and
captured an imperial flag, which he has
presented to me.”
ITALIANS TO HE DEPORTED.
Snfl One of Tliem Came Over to Kill
Washington, Aug. 17.—Chief Wilkie of
the United States Secret Service stated
to-day that two Italians, Natale Maresca
and Michil Guida, had been detained at
quarantine. New York harbor, by his or
ders. Their di>ortation to Naples, Italy,
will be recommended to the Secretary of
On Aug. 1 this government w’as advised
from Naples that Maresca, an anarchist,
was about to leave for the United States
and that he might attempt to attack the
President. Whereupon an investigation
was made, and while it could not be de
termined that Maresca was an anarchist,
it was developed that he was a convict.
His description was wired to Operative
Hazen in New York and on the arrival
of the Kaiser Wilhelm II last evening
Maresca and his companion, Guida, were
turned over to the immigration authori
ties with a request that they he deported.
Guida’s antecedent® are now being inves
tigated. Maresca is 29 years old and was
born in Italy.
WILL MAKE SPEEC HES.
Mr. Drynn Will Be Kept Very Busy
Lincoln. Neb., Aug. 17.—Mr. Bryan will
devote ihe greater part of next week to
speech making in Nebraska and Kansas.
He will make the first of a series of ad
dresses at Wahoo, twenty miles north of
Lincoln. Tuesday afternoon and will fol
low this effort with four speeches on
Wednesday at Auburn. Tecumeeh and
Pawnee respectively. Thursday forenoon
will be spent in Kansas City.
The afternoon of Thursday will be giv
en ov-r to the Populist notification cere
monies at Top ka, when he will respond
to a speech by lion. T. M. Patterson,
notifying of his nomination for the pres
idency by the Populist party. On Friday
Mr. Bryan will speak at Manhattan, Kan.,
and Beatrice, Neb. Saturday he will go
10 South Omaha to attend a Jackson Club
picnic, wh( re he will speak.
Among- Mr. Bryan’s callers to-day were
Hon. J. R. Sovereign. Vic© Chairman
FdmtPton of the People’s party, and Land
Commissioner Moore of Montana. In the
afternoon he aettd as pall bearer at the
funeral of a former townafcllow.
NOTIFIED VAN WICK.
Ni v<* York's Mayor UliiMt Answer Ice
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 37.—Attorney Gen
eral Davis this afternoon sent a special
messenger to Saratoga Springs to see
Mayor Van Wyck of New York City. The
attorney general’s representative was en
trusted with the copy of amended charges
preferred against the Mayor, growing out
of the latter’s alleged connection with the
ice trusts which the attorney general re
ceived) on Wednesday of this week from
the New York attorneys interested in the
The attorney general formally notified
the Mayor that he is expected to make
answer to the charge? to Roosevelt within
the fifteen days allotted to him under
the iaW * A.
WILL FIGHT AUG. 25
Dale of the FlfxidniiiiaiiM-Sliarkey Go
New York. Aug. 17.—The big battle be
tween Fitzsimmons and Sharkey at Con
ey Island will be decided on Saturday
night. Aug 26, instead of Friday, Aug. 24,
as wa* originally intended. Saturday be
ing the date of the gr- at Futurity event
at the Sheepfrhead Bay race track, which
usually attracts thousands of visitors
from out of town, as well as an Influx of
bookmakers and turfmen fr< m th* Sara
toga race meeting. Alexander Brown and
Tom O'Rourke, ihe club managers, aft r
consultation with Sharkey and Fitzsim
mons, dfeided to pull off the fight on Fu
UUIET IN NEW YORK.
No Further l)cmon*t rnt lons of the
New York. Aug. 17.—Though several of
the West Side thoroughfares were lined
to-night with men and women, who evi
dently expected a continuance of the col
lisions between the whites and negroes,
residents of that section of the city, there
were no race disturbances of any conse
quence during the evening. Police were
on the alert In the streets und avenu* s
and no loitering was permlltted where
crowds had congregated for three nights
Chief of Police Devery was within easy
call of his precinct commanders to-night,
but he expressed the conviction that there
would not be any demand for active ser
vice or for any of the reserve force.
Itn Itlmore t timing Home.
London. Aug. 17.—The United States
cruiser Baltimore, with Rear Admiral
John C. Watson on board, homeward
bound, from Manila, soiled from Graves
end to-day for Belfast.
Much Gnlil From Alaska.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 17.—The steamer
Roanoke has arrived from Skagway with
$4,5u0,000 in gold.
TELLS OF THE CRIME
CAPT. WADE DESC RIBES THE KILL
ING IN SCREVEN COUNTY'.
SAYS HIS STORY IS CORRECT.
HE IS IN A HOSPITAL IN AUGUSTA
The Trouble Began When the White
Men Met the Negro in the Homl.
Three Went to Make the Arrest on
a Peaee Warrant Fired Upon
From a Plum Thiekot—Herrington
Anl Men I'm Were Killed and Capt.
Wnde Wan Wounded.
Augusta. Aug. 17.—Capt. Jesse T. Wade,
who was shot a week ago in Screven
county and brought to the hospital in
this city, gave out to-day what he says
is the only correct story of the shooting.
He says at the outset there was no
race war, and nothing like it. He says
two w’hite men, R. F. Herrington and
George Daniels, in a buggy, met a negro,
named Stephen Sanders, in another bug
gy on a narrow road and the negro inso
lently demanded them to turn out of his
Herrington hit Sanders with his whip,
and (he negro Jumped out of his buggy
end ran. The mule the negro was driving
was about to run off, but one of the
white men caught the bridle and called
to the negro to come back and get Ills
team. As the negro drove off. after get
ting back into his buggy, he cursed Her
rington for striking him with bis whip,
“I'll kill you to-night.”
When the white men got to town they
reported the incident to Capt. Wade, and
he advised legal proceedings and had a
peace warrant taken out by Herrington
against the negro. About 8:30 o’clock
Herrington and Daniels, with Capt. Wade
nnd Milton Mears, in two buggies, drove
out to the home of JeM® Sanders,
the father of Stephen, to serve the peace
warrant. When they arrived at the house,
the moonlight was bright as day. and
Wade Herrington and Mears advanced to
the house, while Daniels remained to hold
Shot From n Thicket.
While the white men on the outside were
talking with the old negro on the inside
of the house and telling him to give up his
son nnd he would not he hurt, a volley was
fired from a plum thicket, p short dis
tance to one side of the house. Capt.
Wade was shot in the groin, the arm and
the head, and when he rallied from tho
shock so as to look about him. Mears was
nowhere to be seen and Herrington was
running wildly a hundred yards distant.
The mule attached to the buggy in which
Daniels was sitting became frightened at
the shooting and dashed off with him. but
as he gained control of the animal he
drove back and helped Wade into the
buggy. The other two men were not in
sight, and as there was no more shoot,
ing, it is supposed tlie negroes ran after
firing the volley.
The next morning a posse returned to
the place and found the dead holies of
Herrington and Mears, the former having
run several hundred yards be;fore he fell.
That is the whole story, says Capt.
Wade, except that several of the negroes
were apprehended in South Carolina, and.
when arrested, they implicated several
more who have also been arrested. "In
my opinion,.*’ says Capt. Wade, “there will
be no lynching, but the law will take its
course. There is no race war in Screven.”
GAVE AID FOR AID.
Story of the Strnnilliig of the t'nited
States Itfittlcsliip Oregon.
San Francisco, Aug. 17.—Mail advices
from Yokohama, JnjKin, contain the fol
lowing s-fory regarding the stranding of
the battleship Oregon on the Chinese
The Chinese cruiser, Hal Chi, command
ed by Capt. Sah, a thoroughly Western
ized officer, on h*r way from Taku to
Che Foo, descried the Oregon in her per
ilous plight and offered her his assistance,
which was most gratefully received by
The Hai Chi anchored close, to be of
use If needed. The next day the Rus
sian cruiser came along. Her command
er, going aboard the Oregon, eyed the
Chinese vessel with suspicion and asked
what she was doing there. On being told,
he shook his head, and said it would,
nevertheless, be his duty to take posses
sion of her. Capt. Wilde nodded, and
answered, “Well, I’m a bit embarrassed
just now. but there is ammunition aboard
and my guns are in excellent condition.”
The next day, after the departure of
the Russian, Capt. Wilde visited the Hoi
i Chi, and suggested to Capt. Sah that, as
he was protecting some refugees on board,
it might b© well for him to run up the
American flag to the fore. This was done,
and no questions were asked by passing
HE WILL ( OMK SOUTH.
Towne Will Mnkp Cn in pn Ign
Speeches In Thin Section.
Chicago. Aug. 17.—Charles A. Towne, It
is staled, will open his campaign at Du
luth within ten days. He will, it Is said,
make an elaborate address, devoted most
ly to answering Roosevelt. Later Towne
will tour Idaho, Oregon. Washington. Cal
ifornia and other Western states, keeping
close to the path of the Roosevelt itiner
Mr. Towne will also tour the South,
speaking at Atlanta, luisvlllc, Mem
phis, Nashville, and other Imjtortuni cit
ies. Throughout, It is stated, it will be
Mr. Towne’* mission to j*iy special atten
tion to the Republican vice presidential
nominee, and to answer arguments made
by the latter during the campaign.
C’ZAII WILL HE THERE.
He lino Decided to V Islt the Paris
Paris, Aug. 17.—1 t is officially announc
ed, according to the Petit Bleu, that the
Czar will visit Paris, arriving at Cher
bourg Sept. 14, reaching Paris the next
day and remaining there five or six day*.
It Is added that Hi* Majesty, who will
come alone, will reside u< the Russian
embassy while In this city,
llannn \|poliit* Negroes.
Chicago, Aug. 17.—Cyrus Field Adams,
a colored editor, linguist and orator, and
Bishop Arnett of Ohio, a.so colored, have
been appointed by Chairman Hanna.
members of the Advisory Committee of
tbo Republican National Commit tee.
FUNERAL OF HUNTINGTON.
Service* at Fifth Avenue Residence
AA’ere Simple—Body Placed in
the Malinoleum* at Woodlavin.
New York, Aug. 17.—Services at the
funeral of the late Collls I*. Huntington
at the Fifth avenue residence to-day
were marked wiih simplicity. They were
conducted by Rev. A. Woodruff Halsey
of the Presbyterian Board of Missions in
the drawing room. The pallbearers were
D. O. Mills, Edward King, Frederick P.
Olcott, Edwin Hawley, Charles H. Tweed,
Martin Erdman, R. I*. Schwerin and C.
After the exercises the casket was car
ried to the hearse and interment later
was mad* in the Huntington mausoleum
in Wood lawn Cemetery.
Piers 5. 35 and 37 on the North river,
which are used by the Morgan Line and
Southern Pacific Company, were draped
in memory of Mr. Huntington.
Among the friends at the. funeral were
John H. Smyth, president of ihe Virginia
Manual Training School, at Broad Neck
Farm, Va., which was heavily endowed
by Mr. Huntington; Horace See, chief en
gineer of the Newport News Shipyard;
Dr. H. B. Frissell, president of the Hamp
ton Institute, Hampton, Va.; Booker T.
V/ isldngton of Tusk* gee, Ala.
11l SINES* W AS SUSPENDED.
Great Wnrk of Respect for the Mem
ory of Huntington.
Chicago, Aug. 17.—Every wheel and
stroke of commerce throughout the great
Southern Pacific system of railroads and
steamship lines was stopped for seven
minutes to-day during the burial of Col
lls P. Hun-tingron In New York.
At tho exact moment when the clock
struck 11 in New York every hammer In
all the shops ceased clanging; engines
paused upon the rails and steamships
floated lifelessly upon the water. In Chi
cago the offices remained closed all tho
morning, and no tickets were sold or other
business transacted until ufter the re
mains of the once great railroad magnate
were laid to rest. During the short sus
pension of business 50,000 men In nil sec
tions of the United States remained idle.
Tlve Chicago offices were draped with
crepe, that Is to remain for thirty days.
Careful attention had been given to the
difference of time between San Francisco
and New York in order that the observa
tions of respect at each place might take
place at exactly the same time. Services
were held at the First Presbyterian
Church at San Francisco at the same time
the funeral was in progress in New York.
W. G. Neimier, general Western freight
and passenger agent of the Southern Pa
cific, with hadquartrs in Chicago, to-day
said that this is theflrsttime In the history
of American railroads thai there has l>een
a total suspension of business on any
system as a mark of respect to the mem
ory of any man.
WILL OF HUNTINGTON.
Tweed Will Sonn File the Document
New York. Aug. 17.—The will of the late
Collie P. Huntington will be offered for
probate at an early date, according to an
announceemni made to-night by Charles
“There Is little to say concerning Mr.
Huntington f, will at this time,” said Mr.
Tweed, “that is of public concern. As
soon 03 matters can be arranged prepar
atory to doing so, the document will be
offered for probate. That will be done
early next week; probably not M<®day
and possibly not before Wednesday, but
the application will be made somewhere
near that time. Until tlie will is offered
for probate, nothing concerning its con
tents will be n ade public. There Is no ne
cessity for any haste in the matter, and
there will be none.
"There will be no formal reading of the
will. This b in accordance of the wishes
of the fjn*y.”
DOCKS EVADED THE BRITISH.
They Marched nt Night Over Famil
Pretoria, Thursday, Aug. 16.—Gen. De-
Wet hns managed to elude Gen. Kitch
ener, In spite of the fact that all the
British wagons had double teams of pick
ed animals. The Boers evaded the Brit
ish by marching at night over grounds
known o them, while their pursuers
were obliged to march in the day time.
TRIAL FOR KIDNAPPING.
Plotter* IgnlnKt Lord Robert* Be
fore a Court nr Pretoria.
Pretoria. Aug. 16.—The trial by court
martial of Lieut. Corelua of the State Ar
tillery and the other leaders Of the con
spirators concerned In the plot to kidnap
Gen. Lord Roberts began to-day. The
prisoners pleaded guilty, but at the sug
gestion of the court, withdrew their plea,
and the trial Is proceeding.
FEARS HE LOST DE WET.
Lord Robert* Ha* So Notified the
London, Aug. 17.—The war office has re
ceived a dispatch from Lord Roberta, ex
pressing a fear that Gen. DeWet has
eluded hie* pursuer*. Lord Roberts eays
be imagines that DeWet’s escape U* due
to his breaking up his force Into small
Honey for ltrltl*li Prisoner*.
Cape Town, Aug. 17.~An American con
sular official has gone from Lorenzo Mar
ques to Nooitgedacht to distribute money
WILL HE KING IN FACT.
Italy’* New tnvereln Ha* Let 111*
Minister!* Know It.
Paris, Aug. 17.—A special dispatch to
the Temps from Rome says It Is rumored
there that ministerial discord resulted
from the recent conference between the
King and his ministers and that several of
them wish to resign, owing to their be
lief that they do not have his confidence.
It 1* added that modi flea lions tn the cabi
net are expected on the reassembling of
The dispatch also asserts that the King
has clearly indicated that he will act and
govern and desires to have young minis
ters wlih Initiative.
Remain* of Ingall*.
Atchison. Kan.. Aug. 17.—The remain"
of Senator John J. Ingalls arrived In At
chison this evening, from East Las Ve
gas, N. M , and were taken to the Ingalls’
home, Oak Ridge. The funeral will oc
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WEEKLY S-TIMEB-A-WEEK.fi A YEAR
TROOPS CALLED OUT
SOLDIERS AND CITIZENS GUARDING
NEGROES’ THREATS TO BURN.
LIBERTY CITY NARROWLY' ES
CAPED A CONFLAGRATION.
Determined Effort Made to Wreck
a I*lit it t System PaaaenAter Train.
Fire at Liberty City Gordon
Threw In a l\eg of Powder and
W iim lludl> Burned—Fire at Wnl
tliourvllle—Women and children
Leave I4herty City.
Liberty City, Oa., Aug. 17.—Matter*,
here are In a serious state and there Is
no telling what may happen and where
it all will end.
Last night a determined effort was
made to wreck a Plant System train at
Almar’B Mill, where the negro Small was
killed yesterday, by breaking the look to
the switch and turning it so as to throw
any west bound train into the side track
at that place, on which were standing r*
number of empty and loaded cars await
It is also stated that crossties w’ero
placed on the traek, hut were arranged
so that they would derail westbound
trains. Fortunately a freight train going
towards Savannah knocked the ties off
and broke bark the switch, and train 23
passed over the switch without the de
sired result on the part of the would-be
It is claimed that the obstructions were
knocked ofT by train 78. but the Morning
News correspondent, who was on that
train, is pretty sure that the obstructions
were not on the track, as the engine was
equipped with an electric headlight,
which would have permitted the engineer
to see the obstruction at least half a mile
on the straight track between this point
and Savannah. The wires were rut for
three miles, but were repaired to-day.
None of the wires running into this office
Negroes Were Whipped.
During the night, it is reported, several
nog roes were taken out of their houses
and severely whipped for incendiary
speeches they had made during the past
two days. This is said to have incensed
the negroes very much, and It is thought
by the more conservative that this move
on the part of some members of the posse
About 1 o’clock this morning a small
shoe shop, kept by a negro In front of the
store of C. J. McDonald and within fif
teen feet of the store of B* n O’Neal, waa
discovered on tire. A large crowd gath
ered and a keg of powder was thrown into
the building by Ned Morgan, who waa
terribly burned about the face, arms and
body. Hlh condition is serious.
The stores of McDonald an*! O Noil
were saved by the almost heroic efforts
of the party. Had the tiro not been stop
l*d when it was a conflagration reaching
into the thousands would have been the
During the early morning It
became rumored that the negroes in
tended to attack and go into every house
in the town. Tills rumor became so
strong that on the advice of citizens, the
•sheriff wired -the Governor that the mat
ter had passed beyond the control of the
civil authorities and asked that troops
be sent here. The Governor promptly
wired Capt. Hughes to consult with Sher
iff Brewer, ar.d if they thought it advis
able, for Hughes 10 call out his command,
the Liberty City Guards.
Late this afternoon, Capt. Hughes de
cided to call out a detachment of his com
mand, in order to assist the citizens in
the protection of the town, as it is said
that the negroes are determined to bum
A large number of the more nervous
among the Indies have gone out of tho
town for the night.
The store of J. T. Gill, at Walthourvills,
was burned Hfter 1 o’cloc k this morning.
Armed Men on Gimrd.
Armed citizens are patrolling the
streets to-night, among them being mem
bers of bo4h of the military commands in
this county, but all In citizen’s dress.
At a late hour Capt. Hughes had not re.
turned with any of his command, as they
live In many portions of the county, some
of them as far as twenty-five miles from
this point. They are expected all the
time now and as soon as they come will
be posted in different sections of the
town and will to a large degree act under
orders from Sheriff Brewer.
It is understood to-night that two ne
groes have been arrested by Plant Sys
tem detectives who think they are tilt
men who tampered wiih the siding and
placed the crossties on tho track at
Aimar’s. The names of the negroes can
not be learned, but it is said they were
taken to Savannah Jail this afternoon.
Last night, J. R. Thomas of Jesup came
near being killed by accident, one of the
posse mistaking him for another man. The
ball grazed his forehead, cutting an ugiy
Capt. Hughes and a detachment from his
command have Just arrived at 11:$0
o’clock. They will go on duty at once.
Everything Is quiet.
NOTE TO BULGARIA.
A Demand Made l> Koumania for
London, Aug. 18.—Tho Roumanian gov*
eminent, according to a special dispatch
from Vienna, has addressed a sharp note,
| amounting almost to an ultimatum, to
Bulgaria, d* mantling the ariest of Bara
f w. president of the Revolutionary Com
mittee at Bcfia. and the supprtadon of
• hat orgar Ratten.
Destructive Forest Fires.
Altamosa. Col., Aug. 17.—Forest fire® are
burning at East and South Fork in an
area from five to twenty miles wide, and
destroying valuable timber, mine machin
ery and buildings. The uxrnuge will fool
•ip millions of dollars.