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POWERS WAS GUILTY
jj| % I W %> Till: A I.IUHI T OF THE
Jl H\ IN THE I VHOI H ( %*K.
HE WAS SENTENCED FOR LIFE.
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• r Betrayed nn Hie
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th< Flmt Tlmr III* Drnipnnnr
i hmiiifd—Thr One ItcpuhlicHn on
the Jury klnil Hi* A Inu \limit
r.*l Tfc i llHnU‘<l->'Not II DlMMPlttillß
Voice of tin* Two I vp,
.. rgetown. K> Auk. IS "We. trio
jur find the defendant guilty. and fix
punishment at onttn*ment in tho pen
i •, * ary for ihe r*st of hi? natural iife.”
I was the war llng of the verdict
r red to-day in the ruse ol *\ Secrc
t*r\ if State Caleb Powers, charged with
t. nn belore the l i t to the
i ier of William Goebel. The Jury re
t ial 1:32 p. tn and returned it.-, verdict
- . ..V having Imh.ii out only fifty-three
*t it**s Th* vote in favor of u life sen
t* * • was unanimous.
\\ ♦ the jury retired the belief was
.d that ic members would fail to
<. and . f this the defendant himself
w, firmly convinced.
When the vidi*i of guilty was return
♦ Powers, for the first time during the
i* try six weeks of the trial, betrayed
♦ feelings. Under ill of the trying hi
nts of the trial ho had maintained a
. r.gcleas expression. The verdict of
i. ■ ity, howevt r, apparently staggered
<m He was sltttir.g near the door of
- Jury room, and when tin* jurors
t- • ked on the door summmoning the
sheriff, his face took on an look.
W en the twelve nv :i filed into the room
1 took their seats and as Clerk Penn
■ • l*d th* roll of jurors, the prisoner did
i apiM.tr to be more excited than the
\ f throng of spectators.
lion I'ouitn look It.
Have you m i l. a v< rdiet, gentlemen?’'
Jr<iulrcd the c urt.
We have." th jurors assented, and
r the gam- tme Mr. Stone, the fore
ir.ar, pass 1 the vet dirt up to the clerk,
w o read if ai ul. Powers, always pal ,
k * w ghastly white as the verdict was
♦ i 1 and his face bo . ketied great mental
a -i.ish Then, somewhat regaining his
mposure. he u.n and to Misses Danger
who ad ben in conversa ijn with
t i aid said:
was not *\peting that. The verdict
waa no rt of 1 monst ration fol
lo '; g the verdic;. and the va. c t c.owd
o' th i o rt house almost in
*• r Power* remained in the court
r m me iim* a:te.- i!k verdict was
r ni-rnl. in c infer, nee with his attor
r wno will at ore. move for an w
t! a and. failing in that, will take an
a, j cal.
Personnel of the Jury.
When che jurymen entered the jury room
J ror trtoi.r, tho oldest man on the panel,
wis foreman. Juror Porter, the
o! > Republican on the jury, the first to
sj ♦ .ik. said: "Gent emeu. 1 urn a Republi
i and 1 .ive said that 1 li 1 n-t b-
Leve Goeb* Ts murder was the result of
•i conspiracy. I did not tiiink Cobb I’ovv
* rs could \ e guilty. but I haw heard the
evidence ami I am convinced he is.”
Others, also, made talks, and it is add
one of the m< n of the Jury intimated that
he thought the death penalty ought to he
inflicted. However, wnen a ballot was tak
en. a)! twelve of the jurors voted for life
The Jury which sat in the case was
comp.*ed j( tight Democrats, three an:i-
Goebel Demo:: a >. ami one Republic an as
folhws: 1. (I. Store, faimer. anti-Go*h ];
Harris Musaelman. farmer, anti-Goet* 1;
W. <. Tinier, farmer, an i-Goebel; A. W.
* naig. merchant 1 e mocha ; W. I*. Mun
son. farmer. Democrat; \Y. H. Oldham,
merchant. Democrat; Btn. Ford, farmer,
lemociat; Georg* Murphy. Democrat; J
Mulberry, farmer, Democrat; J. T.
‘ rosswait, carpenter. Democrat; Alonzo
Kemper, farmer. Democrat, and J. C.
Porter, school teacher, Republican.
'd lint Influenced Them.
One of the Jurrs aid to-night that the
jurymen wen influenced in making up
t .Hr verdict bv mat y things in the evi
dence, hut that some of the chi f poin s
were Powers* own admi sin on the stand
til t ho organize! the- crowd of 1 -o<> aim
ed moumaio rrs w hich came to Frank
fort, Jan. 15, his corn borat on of par;s of
the testimony of Noakes. Gold* n and
< Tilt n the prof that lie gave Yuut.-y
the key and that ttie shot was fired from
It is iouhtful whether the Youtsey case
w ill be tried, ah hough it will be cal el
on Monday. Mr. Crawford of the and f nse
made a statement in court this afternoon
that Y utscy, <vcrdirg to hi - physic'an,
'•* ill thr* itene 1 with typhoid f vcr.
' tv of his a torneys, John M. -S'eve.ison,
is also ill of typhoid fever, at.d Mr. (Taw
ford could not say wheth-r or not the
defense would ie ready on Monday In
the event the Youtsey case is continued,
on** of the <ther cas s, either that of Da
vis, WU:akei or Combs will be Uk*
Georgetown. Ky.. Aug. 18.—After the
Jury retired the case of Henry Youtsey,
®i*o charged with complicity in the Goe
h*l assassination, was called. The dc
f‘ i was represented by L. J. Crawford
oh.] R. \v. Nelson of Newport, and Judge
Askew of Georgetown. A long list of wit
-seji was called, but few answered to
ni.UKIIIItN THAVKKD C.OD.
Ml* Exclamation When Informed of
I>x!ngton, Aug. 18.-Senator Blackburn
* opped here on bis way home between
Fains, when he heard of the Powers’ wr-
On being told of the sentence, he
“Thank God for that. I hid
* xpeeted a hung Jury. I believed three
Jh*n on that Jury, at leaet, would hang
Feople here discum the verdict with in*
tt’sr., suppressed, feelings.
SHOCKED 11% Idiot RVILLE.
lowers* Towusmen find Kipccteil a
lMnu reenie n t. •
Rst-bourvllie. Ky., Aug 11.-The an
rouncement by the Associated Press of
th* conviction of Caleb Powers was re-
ceivcf by h people of his native town
•i> a distinct shock. The verdict coming
quickly was a surprise to all, as a
disagreement had been expeerd.
The fe. hrig sec ins to be very deep, but
f ho peopl. lie>i ite fo dis uiss the mat*
t**r. save with close friends. The chief
t*pie of conversation now ts n new trial.
AGAINST PRESENT'S LIFE.
Hinr% I'li lit Fourteen Foreigners
i nine In Take It—Secret Service
M.ui Disclaim Till*.
New York, Aug. IS.—'The Evening World
• o-dny prints the following relative to the
news received from Washington yester
day of the detention at the barge office
it this city by Secret Service agents of
Not ahe Man and Miehil We Ida. sup
posed anarchists, who arrived yesterday*
on the Kaiser Wilhelm 11. These two men
o.it understood to have come to this coun
try as conspirators, whose object, it is
• ged. was the assassination of President
McKinley. The Evening World says:
“In stead of two, a high government
official informed the Evening World to
day that there are fourteen anarchists un
der arrest at the detention prison of the
Bureau of Immigration. They are all
•barged with being in a conspiracy to
assassinate President McKinley, and have
Ncn taken singly and in t*airs from in
oming ocean liners within tlie last ten
"Pnited States secret service agents
learn that an anarchist circle in Naples
had cost lots to determine who should he
the assassin. Eleven Italians and three
Austrians wa re selected. Closely follow
ing. they sailed for different ports. Their
object was to strike individual blows at
th** President at the same time. That
would make success sure.
"As fa.si ;is the men arrived secret ser
vice agents, disguised as emigrants, went
among them, and they were arrested.
Maresca and Weida, caught yesterday,
were two of fourteen.
"The conspiracy was made on a nigh:
early in August By working with the
Ital.ati police. the Seer, t Service agents
got wind of a great m**e;ing of the cir.de
in Naples. The men selected for the work
a.-.- ssinaticn in this country were quick
ly notified as what th y ware to do. and
stq a rated, going singly or in pairs to dif
ferent |>rts in Europe. Some went to
France, others to Germany, while still
others crossed the ehanno' to Hngland.
Step by step they were followed to the
gang plank of sßamers.
• Th* fourte n are now detained by the
emigration au hori’n*. and are either at
the barge, office at the Buttery or the de
t n ion qualters at quarantine.
"One report is to the effect that some
are in Ludlow streei jai'. having been
taken there fnm Ellis Island in order to
thwart any at empt to rescue them by
Loc.il secret service agents to-night said
that advices had been received from the
Italian government to the effect that No
t le Maresca anil Mi' hil Weida, two of
the fourteen Italians detained at the barge
office, are wanted by the Naples authori
ties in Italy. It is understood here that
they are charged with complicity in the
recent plot to assassinate the late King
All of ihe American secret s?r\Pe min
unite in denying that any of the fourteen
Italians detained are accused of plotting
against the life of President McKinley.
It is understood that twelve of the men
detained will he sent back to Europe at
once on the ground that they are undesir
able immigrants, but no specific charges
which will warrant their arrest have been
made. On the contrary, however, the two
men. Maresca and Weida. will he placed
undt r arrest and held until the arrival of
the Naples authorities, when arrangements
will be made for their extradition.
\\ ILK Ii: HEMES IT.
< hlef of tho Service Ilnd Knowledge
of no Stick Plot.
Washington, Aup. IS.—Chief Wilkio of
the United States Secret Service to-day,
in speaking of the report that instead of
two, there had been fourteen arriving an
archists detained in New York, charged
with a conspiracy to assassinate President
“The whole story Is purely an inven
tion. No arrests have been made, and
only Maresea and Welda are detained by
the immigration authorities for deporta
tion. I have absolutely no knowledge or
information of any such piot as that de
s. ribed. No agents of the government
have been abroad. No other detentions
have been made or requested."
ARE ASKED TO ORGANIZE.
Lending Democrats C all on Member*
of the Pnrty to Form Clob*
on Sept. 1.
Chicago, Aug. 18.—The following was
"To the Democrats of the United
States: In order that the fight for the
rescue of the country from Republican
policies may be carried on everywhere
with vigor and earnestness, we urge all
c-Uizens throughout the United States
who are willing to support the Kansas
City platform to meet In their respective
communities on Saturday afternoon or
evening, Sept. 1, 1900, for the purpose of
organizing city or precinct Democratic
clubs, where such clubs have not already
"Th'se organizations, being Democratic,
should avoid ostentation and extrava
gance. The fight must lie parried on by
American citizens in behalf of American
principles, and there should be no delay
In iM-rfecting club organization. When a
club t“ organized The secretary should at
once sent to W. R. Hearst, president of
the National Association of Democr.ilic
Clubs, No. 1780 Broadway, New York rly,
ihe niime of the club, roster of officers,
date of organization and number of mem
bers. _ _
William J. Bryan.
Adiai K. Stevenson,
James K. Jones.
Chairman Democratic National Commit
W. B. Hearst,
President National Association Demo
NUW dtitllv HAS* 3,437,202.
Population of the (.rent City Shown
by the Cen.n..
Washington. Aug. .-Th population of
Greater New York, as Indicated by the
count Just completed at the census office,
This includes the populations of the bor
ough* of Bronx and Manhattan, previous
ly announced, and tho© of Brooklyn.
Richmond and Queen*. An approximate
estimate of the Increase since ISiff shows
It to have been 87. per cent. The popu
lation of Brooklyn borough is
SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1900.
TURN TO SHANGHAI
WORLD’S INTEREST LEWES IB-
Kl\ FOR THAT PLACE.
POWERS SHOW JEALOUSY.
IMBROGLIO H\Y SOON ASSHIK A
\i*n* of tin* Full of Pekin Killed In
terest in OiNpatcli-* That Detailed
Prior Event*—British Landed !!•-
intent* at Shanghai mid France 1*
Hurraing Her’.* to tlie Scene—lt I*
This Tlint Excite* Four of a llu|>-
t ii re.
London, Aug. 19.—Whatever of Interest I
might attach to the events reported in the
night’s dispatches is destroyed by the cap
ture of Pekin, as most of the messages re
late to matters preceding the leading up
to the capture of the Chinese capital. Gen.
Linevitch, commander of the Russian
troops in Pechi Li, reports to St. Peters
burg that on Aug. 12 the Chinese Intended
to give battle at Che Sin. where were con
centrated fifty battalions of the best Man.
chu troops, commanded by Gen. Tung
Fuh Siting; but that, losing courage, they
retreated hurriedly, not waiting for an at
tack to be made.
The eyes of the world, which have been
fixed hitherto on Pekin, are turning to
Shanghai, where an imbroglio resulting
from the jealousy and suspicion of the
Powers wiil possibly shortly assume a se
rious aspect. The British landed two regi
ments on Friday and France is hurrying
1.700 Ton gif in troops thither, some of
whom ore reported to have arrived al
The situation in the valley of the Y’ang
Tse Kiang at Wu Chang is serious. Chang
Chi Tung’s troops mutinied, but the out
break was quelled.
Russia’s campaign in Manchuria seems
to be progressing satisfactorily. G n. Or
loff, chirf of staff of the Russian forces
in China, reports on Aug. 14, that he at
tacked the Chin*.so at Medu Ohii on Aug.
12, and subsequently advanced to Yak Shi
and captured an abundance of stor s. The
Chinese are said to he gathering in fores
in the neighborhood of K* bdo, from
which i lice the Russian and Tartar resi
dents have dv parted.
A Berlin and spatch dated this (Sunday)
morning says the German marine battal
ions ariivid at Tim T in on Thursday.
WAITING ON THE OFFICERS.
Hie Gournmenl Satisfied lo Know
I.orh I ion m %re Sate—Detail* of
ithanoe to < omr I.liter.
Washington, A me. 18.—Tho government,
new fully satisfied by the advices in hand
that the interna'ional tro ps have enter
ed IVkin and that thlegations are sav
ed, is calmly awaiting detailed statements
from Is own officers on the ground. Dis
patch- s were received to-day from Gen.
Barry at Che Fco and Consul General
Go dnow at Shanghai, repeating the main
f ic s of the capture and relief.
Neither Gt\o. Chaffee nor Admiral Rem
ry was heard from, however, and it is
to them, i ariicularly to tb? American
commander at Pekin, than the govern
ment looks for advices, not only on what
has occurred, but on the local develop
ments from which an in.elligent deter
mination can be made of what still re
in ans to l>e done.
The Pr si 1* nt, Secretary Root, Ac lng
Secretary of State Adee, Acting Seer tary
of the Navy Hackett, and other offi la's
were in conference during tho aft< inoon.
It was stated aft* rward tha no additional
details had come concerning Pekin, and
it was understood that the conference
had to do particularly with the situation
Word reached the navy and par ment dur
ing the afternoon that the United S ava
cruiser New Orleans had reached Shang
hai, at which point Bri ish warships and
trftn ~po :ts are alrtady in fore**, while the
French, Russians and Germans are hur
rying their men to the same destination.
Tho American government so far has
kept quite out of this entanglement, and
in \iew cf the reported landing of troops
by some cf the Powers, it was stat and au
thoi h atively that the landing of Ameri
can troops never had been contemplated.
Situation at Shanghai.
Although the officials declined to give
out any specific information, it was un
derstood generally that the government
was In possession of word that the land
ing of the British forces had occurred to
day and it was probable that this would
be followed by ’the landing of German and
French forces. As -these several forces
had, as the ostensible purpose of their
landing, the maintenance of peace and or
der, it is not assumed to he likely that
any disorder can arise out of the course
pursue. Asa result of the conferences
held to-day, it is believed that a dispatch
was forwarded to the commander of the
New Orleans, advising him of the course
to be pursued.
The general situation at Shanghai,
caused by ‘the proposed landing of Brit
ish troops and the protests of Germany
and France, continues to he strained, al
though the authorities are rather more
hopeful of satisfactory adjustment than
heretofore. The State Department does
not treat the mat< r as at all grave, and
regard It rather as a misunderstanding,
one side holding that British activity is
confined to Shanghai, while the other in
ists that this activity Is designed to cover
the whole Yang Tse region.
One of the diplomatic officials who has
been most active in the affair said to
day that in any event there would be no
serious rupture, for even if trooi* were
landed, it would increase the security and
order prevailing. R se**ms to he accept
ed *hnt if the British troops land, German
and French and possibly Russian troops
also will land. About 1.100 French troops
have arrived at Hong Kong, destined for
Shanghai, and German ships are now on
their way to the same point.
The German. French and Russian
charge d’affaires called separately at the
State Department to-day. The situation
was discussed, but no imjiortant change*
I lilted Atate** Policy.
The general policy of the government
toward China heretofore has been made
known loth to Gen. Ch jffee and to Min
ister Conger, and ii was stated authori
tatively to-night that there was no neces
sity of sending these officials additional
instructions on the subject. The fact is
emphasized by administration officials
ihai the i>olicy of the government is suc
cintly Mated in Secretary Hay’s note of
July 3. and that nothing can be added
to that document except an elaboration
of the points thcrin stated.
Four distinct purposes were laid down
in this declaration, viz.:
"The purpose of ;h President is. ns it
has been heretofore, to act concurrently
with the other Powers.
"First, in opening up communication
with Pekin, and rescuing the American
officials, missionaries and other Americans
who are in danger.
"Secondly, in affording all possible pro
tection everywhere in China to Ameri
can life and property.
"Thirdly, in guarding and projecting all
legitimate American interests, and.
"Fourthly, in aiding to prevent a spread
of tite disorders to the other provinces
of the empire, and a recurrence of such
Ii can lc stated authoritatively that
the foregoing declarations stand to-day as
they did on the day th* y were enunciated.
The government considers that the first
pur|V/f enumerated, namely, "opening up
communication with Pekin and rescuing
the American officials, mlssionnries and
other Americans, who are in danger," is
now achieved. There may be details of
this rescue still to he carried out. hut
no doubt is entertained that the rescue
will be accomplished. That leaves the
three remaining purposes set forth still
to be carried out. and these are chiefly
in the line of restoring order and quiet
and security to the disturbed country*
Still Work lor Troops.
Even with the Chinese capital occupied
by the. allies?, it is realized that there is
still serious business for the forces in
side the city. While they have breached
the outer walls, which encircle the entire
city, yet there are walls within walls, and
it remains to he seen whether on attempt
will hi made to enter the Imperial City,
forming a distinct section of IVkln prop
er. The inner walls are. comparatively
light, however, not being above 20 feet
high, and the military authorities say
they cannot withstand even light artillery
if there ie any disposition to breech them.
Moreover, as the allied troops have
breached the enter wall fifty feet high
and far more formidable than the inner
walls, they would have comparatively lit
tle difficulty in moving where the com
manders desired inside the city.
Aside from the question of the with
drawal of troops from China, there is the
further question of the withdrawal of
troops from Pekin. Both of these ques
tions for the present in abeyance, pend
ing definite news from Gen. Chaffee and
Minister Conger. Certainly there con be
no immediate withdrawal from Pekin, and
the government is yet to learn what plans
will be devised for escorting the legal lon
ers and the several thousand native Chris
tians to the coast.
WILL RELIEVE THE BRITISH.
Slips of Other Nation* Will Help
Watch th** Chinese Yang* Tse
Fleet nt Shanghai.
Washington, Aug. 18.—As the result of
an exchange of cablegrams between the
Powers concerning affairs at Shanghai,
an agreement has been reached by which
nil tho admirals of the several Powers
represented at Shanghai will act concur
rently in a survey, or watching, of the
Chinese Yang Tse fleet, instead of having
this duty performed entirely by the Brit
ish admiral at Shanghai.
This Chineses Yang Tse fleet consists
of four cruisers and several torpedo boats
and destroyers. As many transports are
carrying troops of the various Powers
to China, it has been deemed necessary
to see that the Chinese warships did not
attack the unprotected transports.
The British commander has been exe
cuting the watch alone, but under the
new arrangement, all will share in this
responsibility. The United States cruiser
New' Orleans will participate with the
other foreign ships there in this duty.
PROMOTION FOR ( HAIFEE.
Ills Friends Want Him Advanced In
tlie ItcKtilur Army.
Washington, Aug. 12.—The prominence
which Gen. Chaffee has attained in tho
China campaign has already started some
discussion as to a suitable reward for him
by promotion in the regular army. There
seems to be no question hut what he will
get the next vacancy among the briga
dier generals of the regular army, and
some of his friends in the War Depart
ment talk of still higher honors for him,
and indicate that it is quite possible that
he will be selected for major general
when the next vacancy occurs.
If this were done, he would be promot
ed over the heads of the present list of
brigadier generals. Gen. Chaffee Is now
a colonel of the Eighth Cavalry, but a
major general of volunteers.
Wl ADVISED OF DEFEAT.
The MlnUter I.earned Officially cf
the rapture of 111" Capital.
Washington, Aug. 18.—Mr. Wu, the Chi
nese minister, to-night received an offi
cial cablegram annnounclng the entry of
the allied forces into Pekin on the night
of the 15th. It was sent by Li Hung
Chang and transmitted to Minister Wu
by the Chinese minister at London. The
text of the dispatch was not given out,
but it was explained that the message was
a simple announcement from the Chinese
government confirmatory of the other ad
vices reporting the fall of the Chinese
MUST PURSUE FUGITIVES.
Germans Believe They Should lie
Caught—Former Minister to Chi
na Blames Missionaries.
Special Berlin Letter.
(Copyright, 1900, the Associated Press.)
Berlin, Aug. 18.—The flight of the I)ow*
nger Empress and the disappearance of
the Emperor of China i here regarded
as of much greater and lasting importance
than the mere taking of P* kin, and the
complication* resulting therefrom are
speculatively discussed by the press and
in political circles.
The overwhelming opinion is that since
ail the Powers have agreed to install a
strong central government at Pekin, it
becomes necessary first to destroy or, at
least, render harmless the fugitive gov
ernment, which Is responsible for the
whole Chinese eruption. Therefore, It is
claimed It is necessary to follow and cap
ture the fugitives. This probably will
Continued oo Ninth Page.
HOSTILE TO ENGLAND
FRANCE IS NOT I’LI.\SF.D AY ITS:
HER ICEHF.DITAIt \ FOE.
PRESS’ POINTED COMMENTS.
ENGLAND’S 1)1 Pl,l( ITI MADE COM
MENS! It ATE \Y ITII C HIN %’S.
French Hello c Eitfglnnl*a Inten
tion* Are Sellknli—Tlilnk ller \c
tion* \ecord Not With Her Defense
of the “Open Door" i*oltc> —F.ng-
lunil Siil to lie Not I iiniindftil of
the Growing Accord llettveen
France and the lulled State*.
Special Paris Cable Letter.
(Copyright. 1900, the Associated Press.)
Paris, Aug. 18.—England's decision not
to land troops in Shanghai, when con- |
v I need that the other Powers would fol
low her example, is considered here as not ;
masking her real intention tis to China, ;
as being one of selfish interest. Her in
tended independent action created not a
little criticism, but now that it has been
cheeked, official circles silently grin at
what is regurded as a rebuff.
It is even staled that her course cast
suspicion upon the gcnuineimss of Kn.-.-
lond’s attitude regarding the "open door”
policy, for had England been left in pos
session of the port of Shanghai, and in
control of the rich resources of Ihe Yang
tse valley, she easily could have been
satisfied with her position, whether or
not the remainder of the Powers secured
cotnmcr i.il privileges in the Oriental Em
pire. Figaro, speaking of this, says:
"England, in wishing to operate alone
on the Yang tse, seems to desire to re
turn to the policy of spheres of influence,
thus tripping the theory of the ’open
door,’ which lately she was defending
La Patrle goes even further, announc
"The Powers have, after all, two strug
gles to sustain—one open, against the
Chinese; the. other entirely secret, against
England. One scarcely knows which pn
dominates, the duplicity of the Chinese
or the duplicity of England."
This, however, is not alone the source
of resentment against what most French
men consider their i>crennial foe—England
—for official circles credit her, by news
dispatches, originating from an English
source, with an effort to belittle the valor
and courage of the French so Idle re end
marines in China, accusing them of cow
It o|mibile** Are Friends.
“England has not. been unmindful of
the close accord into which the events
ot the last two months, by associations,
social and commercial, between the
French and American republics, through
the Washington and Lafayette monu
ments and the visitors to the exposition,
have brought the two sister republics,”
said a prominent official to the represent
ative of the Associated Press, “and she
is now using the same methods pursued
during the Spanish war To turn aside this
sentiment and influence American public
opinion to the belief that England Is the
greatest friend America has among the
The annual reunion of Imperialists and
Royalists, which occurred on Wednesday
last, should not arouse grout anxiety for
the safety of the republic, because of the
character of these meetings. The Im
perialists themselves divided into two
groups, holding separate banquets, one of
which drank the health of Louts Bona
parte and sent a message of homage to
Empress Eugenie, while the other was
completely devoted to Victor Napoleon.
Operations in the Desert.
The occupation of Aorar, the principal
city of the Touat oasis of North Africa,
by Gen. Serviere is considered a success
for the French arms of no little import
ance. Gen. Serviere has now complete
possession of three groups of Saharan
oases, and This has been accomplished
without striking a blow, and If he has
been able to penetrate the Touat oasis
with 'the feeble escort at his command.
It would appear that the French are mas
ters of the region between Algeria, Tu
nisia, Tripoli and Morocco.
United States Ambassador Porter’s par
ticipation in the fete in the village of
Clermont recently was the occasion of
quite a Franco-American demonstration.
It was the first time an American ambas
sador had ever visited the place.
PREPARING HIS SPEECH.
At Topeka Air. Ilryan Will Deal YVHIi
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 18.—Mr. Bryan spent
the day in preparing his Topeka speech.
The speech will not deal with one partic
ular topic, as the#lndlanapolis speech did,
hut will cover various subjects.
Mr. Bryan has changed his itinerary for
next week so as to cut out Kansas City.
He will go to Atchison from Falls City
Wednesday night and from Atchison to
Topeka Thursday morning.
CAVALRY WILL ESCORT HIM.
Preparations Afoot for nrynn’s Re
ception nt Topeka.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 18.—William J. Bry
an will arrive in Topeka at 10:30 a. m.
Aug. 23. The Topeka City Troop will
escort him to the National Hotel, where
a reception will be held.
The northwest corner of the State
House grounds has been selected ns the
place of the Populist notification meeting,
and a large stand Is being erected there.
Chief Justice Doster of the Supreme
Court will preside, and deliver brief In
troductory address. He will he followed
by T. M. Patterson of Colorado, who will
make the formal notification address. The
meeting will begin at 4 o’clock.
roll THE t Ml %L CHIRK.
Afnl nt Doe linn Took n Negro From
.lull and Middled III* Ilnd).
Doe Run, Oa., Aug. 18.-An armed mob.
numbering fifty men. forcibly entered the
jail here last night, and. taking Bill Ca
ter, a negro, out, riddled him with bul
lets. He died instantly.
Cater was charged with attempted crim
inal assault on a white woman. As soon
as <’ater was capture*! he confessed his
crime and later was identified by bis vic-
QUIET AT* LIBERTY CITY.
ninpie te Order lliiw Hern Rentored.
No Dfitttfcr Apprehended From
l.ihc!ty City. Ga., Aug. IS.—Everything
lias qui ted and wn lure, and matters have
about assumed their usual routine. 'lhe
mill ary was discharged this morning
with orders io assemble on the order of
This morning a posse was oiganlzel f r
the purp so of miking a thorough search
foi the mui t r r of Curtis, as it was r -
ported that a woman living about n mile
cast of hero had in n sen from the train,
u t ssing ambit's shoulder, ’rite par y was
comp si tl of George Futch. \Ym. Davis,
P. W. Cos per. Jas. Curtis, R. M. Davis.
AVm. Tidw 11, Chas. Gor ton, C. W. Dom
ing and the M rnlug News correspond
oi t. A thorough search was made in all
the lions is where the man was reportel
to have n seen, hut no sign of the muf
ti ror was found.
S.ieiiff I'.fewer w. nt over to Jesup to
Investigate the report that a body of
armed n .errors was ho in.; farmed there
with a vi w to coming here. He found
ill report r urn nt over there, and that
Ni k Jon* s, a mulatto negro, was said to
be at the le ad of i’. She riff Lyrns usur-d
Sheriff Bi wu- that lie would look after
that e and ol' H o line, and that there was
little it i on t. la It ve Joins would suc
ceed. a he was sure the negroes there
would not j. in h m in any such undertak-
Armed citizens will continue to look af
ter the interests of the town, and.should
any aimed b>dy of negto s att* nipt to
conic into the town they would me. t with
a warm r- ap lon. In a word, the situa
te n I i'ie is well in hand, and no further
trniild is exp cted at present. Sheriff
Brewer is also of the opinion that the
tr. tilde is ov r for the present. Nothing
delinit ii s bc< n heard of the murderer.
Th© statement that the wires were cut
for three nilhs was an error. Three wires
were cut and 9 was probably done by the.
pos-e tiring off their guns on the railroad
Med Gordon was the man who heroically
threw a keg of powder into the burning
building. He is doing well considering his
A ( HI n|| o\ A BRIDGE.
And a Second Serltum Accident Oc
curred at tlie Exposition.
Paris, Aug. 1!* A second t<erloufi acci
dent has happened at the exposition. It
occurred- unlike the first—when many
were killed or injured through the fa hire;
of a foot bridge near the celestial globe—
amidst scene of general rejoicing. The
first was on an ordinary Sunday after
noon; the second upon the occasion of the
most su i cM.sful fete given, casting a deep
gloom over the city.
All the Paris Exposition waa crowded,
including the bridges Joining one |*art
with the other; and it was on one of these
wooden constructions—that Joining the
Invalided to the Italian pavillon—that the
a. I.lent happened. Jus# before 11 o’clock
someone passing over from th** direction
of the Champ de More, shouted: "It
cracks,” and, although there was no Jus
tification for the cry, it was repeated by
the crowd, causing a terrible crush and
At a certain point on the Invalides side,
the bridge curves around somewhat, ami
it was here that the handrail gave way
for n distance of ten to fifteen yards.
Through tlie pressure of the crowd thirty
persons were precipitated from the bridge
to the roadway, three yards below. Two
of these have since died. One of those
believed to be morlallV hurt was injured
Internally, and the other sustained a frac
ture of the skull. The Injuries of the
others consist of wounds upon the hea l
and face, broken arms and ribs and in
tern and lesions. Most of the victinTs were
The minister of commerce. M. Miller
and, visited the tsrene, nd President fu
bet sent Gen. Dubois to represent him. •
CHARGED WITH PETTY THEFT.
Ex-Gov. Mo*cn of South Carolina In
Trouble in Ronton—lift* Second
Appearance i Criminal Court*.
Boston, Aug. 18.—Franklin J. Moses, at
one time Governor of South Carolina, and
also a former speaker of the House of
Representatives of that state, was arrest
ed here to-day, charged with the larceny
of $5 from John Hardy, a Boston business
Mr. Moses has been living in Winthrop,
and for o time conducted a weekly news-
IMpcr at Revere. It is alleged that after
disposing of his interest In the paper, he
continued, to solicit advertisements for it,
and Mr. Hardy’s complaint was entered
as a result of an alleged payment made
to Mr. .Vloses of $5 for an advertisement
whk*h did not appear.
Moses Was brought to the attention of
the Boston police in 1885, when he was
arrested on the charge of obtaining money
by falsi* pretenses from the late Freder
ick Ames, Col. Thomas Wentworth Illg
glnson and others. He was then found
guilty and was sent to the state prison
for three years.
THREW IV A PICTURE.
A Drunken Walter Created Excite
ment Amid a Paris Crowd.
Paris, Aug. 18.—While President Loubet
was on his way to the ceremonies at the
Paris expos! ion to-day, a drunken wait
er, named J nques, broke through the
line of cuirassiers surrounding the presi
dential carriage and approiched its door.
Then was a moment of Intense ex< tu
rn* nt, but the man only thiew an envelop*
into ttie vehicle. It contain and a picture
of tils r.l oe. The man’s action was sim
ply the r* suit of a drink-deranged mind.
Sll All AGAIN ATTACKED.
Another Effort to Kill Him Made nt
Paris, Aug. 19.—The Slerle says a prl
vatc telegram from Oat end states that an
attii A. similar in all points to that made
by the anarchist Snlson in Paris on Aug.
2. was made yesterday on the Shah of
IVr j i,. Detail* of the asaault are lack
The Echo de Paris publishes the ha r e
statement from Ostend that an attempt
hud been made upon the life of the Shah,
adding that owing to the lateness of tho
hour, if was Impossible to obtain con
firmation of the report.
May He un the llnllot.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug 18 -Beer tnry of
State Porter lias and( elded that “Free 8.1-
ver Republicans” and “Mlddle-of-th*-
R ad” Ptpuliats may have a p!a< e on the
official stat* ballot this fall uudex the
DAILY. *8 A YEAR.
5 GENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A-WEEK.H A YEAR
11. >l. AVI MAIN MON OF DOVER, DEL,
RAN AWAY FROM HIS WIFE.
WERE ARRESTED IN ATLANTA.
YOING WOMAN IS TWENTY AND
% EH A BlvAl TIFI'L.
Were Alndly Infatuated With Each
Other Mini Declare Tlic> Will He
in ia ft ii Fill (lif u I —Wilkinson'* Wife
Was Deaf, Itut They Mad Ll\ed
IlnppilU l-atcli of tlie Eloping
Couple Slake Lovelorn statement*.
Left Dover Last Saturday Niulit.
Atlanta, Aug. 18.—Their mail infatuation
for each other led Dr. Howard M. Wil
kinson. a wealthy citizen of Dover, Del.,
and Ills young wife’s beautiful ©Uter, Miss
Josephine Packard, to elope together last
They \sere arrested by the Atlanta po
lice to-day at the request of the Dover
authorities and arc held ai police head
quarters for the coming of officers fiouV
that <ity. They were located In a room
at Mrs. Hunt’s apartment house, No. 178
Peachtree. They had been taking their
meals at the exclusive Majestic Hotel.
Wilkinson rulb and himself "Dr. Port r” and
©aid his companion was his wife, bill they
lioth admitted their idenlity immediately
upon their arrest.
Two years ago next fall Dr. Wii klnson
was tmurlid to the sister of the young
woman with whom he eloped, then Mi *
Nellie Packard. Their married lif* had
been happy, save for the jealousy of the
wife due to the affection existing between
her husband and her sister Josephine. Tho
younger sister weems to have made but
lit lie success in concealing this liking for
her brother-in-law, and it is said this cre
ated some feeling in the family and caused
her to he somewhat restricted in her ac
tions by her i>orents.
Dr. Wilkinson said: “My wife is 22
years old. and our married lift* has been
happy. I just loved her sister more ilvin
her. It was a case of love before* my mar
riage; not. however, before my engage
ment to Nellie, iny wife. I asked Jo
sephine to marry me then, but ah** was
so aelf-sacrlflclng she would not consent
on her Ulster's account. Her sister, my
wife, was always the pet of the family.
She i afflicted, being deaf, and they wore
accustomed to humor her. Josephine
watched our marriage in tears.
“We had been planning this elopement
for a month past. Her parents knew of
our great affection, and my wifo appealed
to them to take stops to prevent our meet
ing. Josephine was forbid.lon to come to
my house or place of business. About a
month ago she wrote to me and told ms
she would commit suicide, that she was
dying by inches, and would drown her
self If I did not take her away. The
notes that were exchanged between u
were carried by the servants. 1 have
only clone what nine men out of ten would
do under similar pressure. She was vir
tuous till 1 married her; that i*. till I
to k her away. I Intend to have the girl,
come what may.”
The parents of Mrs. Wilkinson nnd
Miss Packard reside on a farm about a
mile out of Dover. The father, Elbert
G. Packard, Is said to he a well-to-do nnd
a prominent man in his section. Miss
Packard, who ran away, is a beautiful
young woman of Just twenty years, and,
according to reports, was a popular so
ciety girl In Dover.
Miss Packard said to-day: “I dont
care to say how long I have been con
templating this Hopmont, but 1 hav*- no
desire to return home now. I do not in
tend to go either, unless I am made to.
1 am undecided as to what I will do, but
one thing is certain, I will stick to Dr.
Wilkinson, whatever happens. I love him
and he is all the world o me. I don't
know whether my sister will get a di
vorce or not, if she does Dr. Wilkinson
and I will get mnrried Immediately.”
The young lady Is modest and rather
shrinking, but seems to Think that her
infatuation for her brother-in-law Is suf
ficient excuse for her great, shortcomings.
WHIPPED AND SHOT A NEGRO.
The Man Had llecn I sing Highly Ob
Griffin, Gn., Aug. 18 —Jim Strickland, a
negro living in Henry county, was taken
out by n crowd and given 150 lashes on the
bare hack, and then shot once in the
arm, twice in the thigh and once in the
Strickland had been using highly
incendiary talk, saying what h#
would do if a white man
crossed hit* path, and had been re
garded as n firebrand in the community.
He had been repeatedly warned to modi
fy his language and actions, but these
warnings had no effect.
The mob went about its work quietly
but effectively. After they had finished
with the unfortunate wretch, he. was
taken to a negro house and his Injuries
attended to. It is not thought that he
DISSOLUTION ANNO! NT ED.
Creditor* of Price, McCormick & Cos.
Adtlard lo Accept the Plan.
New York, Aug. 18.—Dissolution of the
firm of Price, McCormick & Cos. was an
nounced to-day. The future business of
the partners, it was raid, was not ready
It was said at the office of Dos Pas
sos P.ros. to-day that the expert examina
tion they have been making of the hooks
of Prior. McCormick & Cos. had been con
cluded, and that It shows that the read
justment plan proposed by the commit
tee Is the most prudent possible, and that
the beat and speediest results to tho cred
itors will probably he given to them by
“trusteeing” the securities, as proposed.
Doh Pussos Bros, have, therefore, ad via
od nil creditors to accept the readjust
Conferred With Storer.
San Sebastian, Aug. 18.—Premier Sil
vela held a conference with Mr. Bellamy
Storer, the American minister to Spain,
regarding two conventions resulting from
the treaty of peace between 'Spain and the
United States. It is believed the negotia
tions will be concluded to-day.
The Peruvian Minister.
Washington, Aug. 18 Senor Manuel Al
vare Calderon, the newly appointed Peru
vian minister, was formally received by
president McKinley at the White House.