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TH I' MORNING NEWS.
Established lS5e. - Incorporated ISSB
J H. ESTIt • president.
FIRING ON INNER CITY
JAPANESE REPORTED ITS BOM
HARDMEVT BY THE ALLIES.
CHAFFEE AND REMEY WIRE.
(OM.M WDINT, GENERAL REPORTIU)
ONLY EIGHT WOUNDED.
Last Tuesday Given by Cbuffee as the
Dale off Hie Relief off the Lega
lions—Evidence Is That It Was oil
Wednesday—Troops That Chaffee
lied—Admiral Hemey Gave the Jap
anese Statements of the iloiuhard
ment of the Inner City.
Washington, Aug. 19.—From Gen. Chaf
fee to-day the war department received
official confirmation of the fall of Pekin
and the rescue of the besieged legation
The dispatch of the American comman
der was not long and contained but few
details, but the unconcealed satisfaction
with which it was received by officials of
t- administration indicated clearly the
anxiety that had been engendered by his
j longed silence. His last communica- j
i on to the government prior to the receipt !
of to-day’s advices was dated Aug. 11, at
M >ow, almost 30 miles from Pekin. The
explanation of his silence is* suggested in
e<! rices received by the navy department
to-day from Admiral Remey, who tele
graphing from Taku on the 18th, says the
t 'graph line between that point and Pe
kin is interrupted.
The cablegram from Admiral Remey
contains some important information not
mentioned by Gen. Chaffee. He makes the j
startling statement, on Japanese author!- |
tv. that the inner city of Pekin was being i
bombarded by the allied forces. Admiral j
Remey says, also, that the Dowager Em- j
pi css is detained in the Inner city by j
Advices received late last night from
the foreign office at Tokio, Japan, by the
Japanese legation in this city, confirm and
amplify previous accounts of the cap
ture of Pekin by the allied troops.
Gen. (Tiuffec** Message.
Following Is the text of the dispatch
from Gen. Chaffee, as made public by
the War Department:
“Chee Foo. Aug. 19, 1900. Adjutant Gen
eral, Washington: Pekin, Aug. 15.—We
entered legation’s grounds at 5 o’clock
l ist night with Fourteenth and Light Bat
tery. Eight wounded during day’s fight
ing, otherwise ail well. Chaffee.”
The dispatch; which was received dur- |
ing the morning, was transmitted imme- i
diately <o the President at the White
H He expressed his gratification at
r • news It contained, particularly at the
small loss sustained by the American
troops. A copy of the dispatch was sent j
to Adjt. Gen. Corbin, who is in New
It will be noted that the dispatch indl- j
cates that the American troops entered j
ligation grounds at 5 o’clock on the even
ing of the 14th inst. By the Washington j
c-iflcials and by the several legation offi
cials to whom it was shown, the date of
<!. n. Chaffee’s communication is regarded
;.s nn error of transmission. It is believ
ed that the word “fourteenth” should be
fifteenth. All previous advices, official
nnd unofficial, have that the
legations were relieved oil the evening
of the 15th, Wednesday, after a day of
sharp fighting. Minister Wu, the Chinese
representative, and the Japaneses minis
ter were quite positive on this point,
ail of their official advices being
that entrance to the city of Pekin was
ffected early on the evening of Wednes
day, the 15th inst.
Other i*u in in an dii There.
The fact that only the Fourteenth In
fantry and Riley’s Battery entered the
city, as shown by Gen. Chaffee’s dispatch,
does not indicate that the Ninth Infantry
and the marines, who were so conspic
uously gallont throughout the advance
upon the capital, did not participate in
the engagement which resulted directly
in the rescue of the besieged legatloner*.
It is pointed out as likely that Gen.
c’haffee, acting in accord with the other
commanders, divided hit* force, leaving the
Ninth Infantry and the marines without
the wails of the city to act as a rear
guard, to prevent the escape of Chinese
troops by other gates than those through
which the allies entered, or for some other
Only two battalions of the Fourteenth
Regiment ore with Gen. Chaffee. They
comprise about 800 men. Thin would in
dicate that only about one-third of Gen.
Chaffee’s force actually had entered the
ity hi the time he sent his dispatch.
The fact that only eight of the American
force were wounded, none being killed, is
regarded es notably fortunate.
AYliiit Remey Wired.
Admiral Korney’s dispAtch which con
i is much intQ!’< sing infoinvition in a
few words, is as follows:
"Che Foo.—Bureau of Navigation.
Washington —Taku eight l enth Telegraph
line to Pekin interrupted. Information,
Juianese Mures, Empress Dowager de
t tired by Prince Yungedo, inner city,
which being bombarded by allies. Chaffee
r jor:s entered legation grounds evening
fourteen h. Eight wounded during day’s
lighting; o■herwise all well. Rem y.”
The startling feature of the dispatch is
♦ bat lighting within the city of P-kin
v is continuing, according to the advice*
o Admiral Remey. The inner, or as it is
I "puiarly known, the Forbidden City, ev
il ntly had not b en taken. It i* sur-
Minded by a mar-sivv wall of solid ma
un y, more than 2> feet high, and it is
tot tegard and as surpri ing that the Chi
ne o shou and make their final sand wi h n
Prior to the receipts of the dispatch, it
was accepted gen*rally as u fact that the
Empress Dowager, in company with the
Emperor and a large suite, had left Pekin.
While nothing is said in Admiral Remey’s
advice* as to the whereabout* of the Km
-1" ror, it la deemed probable that he left
the city without the Empress Dowager.
%ny a They Ear*pod.
The Chinese minister. Mr. Wu. Is very
positive that the Emperor. Empress Dow
r and the entire Chinese court left Pe
kin before the arrival at the gates of the
•' Hies. Minister Wu said to the Assoei.it
• 1 Press to-day that he had official ad
vices to the effect that the Emperor and
Empress Dowager had gone from P**kln
to the provinca of Hhen Hi. a conalderabla
distance west of the capital city. He
had not tcco advised to what city they
had gone, but It seemed probable that
their destination was the capital of Shen
Si province. The minister believed they'
were entirely out of danger. The state
ment that the Empress Dowager was de
tained by Prince Yungedo, therefore, gave
him lit lie concern, although he expressed
some interest in it. He said there was
no Chinese Prince Yungedo, it is not a
Chinese name. It might be, the minister
thought, a Japanese name, but personally
he knew of no such person.
At the Japanese legation, the dispatch
of Admiral R- mey was read, quite na ur
a.’iy, with the de pest interest. There, too,
it was said Yu gedo was not a Chin se
name No Japanes official of that name
was known to the 1 gation Their
solution of the question ra'sed by (he dis
patch was that the name should be Yung
Lu. He is the commander-in chief of the
Imperial Chinese troops, and is said to
have s rong pro-f; reign inclinations and
sympathies. No conjecture was offered as
to the reason for the detention of the
Empress Dowager by him.
Among Washington officials it is re
garded ae hardly* iik ly that the Empress
Dowager is detained by any Chinese of
fi ial. If she be in Pekin at this time, she
is there, probably, of her own accord. The
assertion of Minister Wu. based upon of
ficial advices from his government, how
ever, is most positive that she is not in
the ci y of Pekin.
Four Title* In One.
While no surprise was evinced in the
statement of Admiral Remey that the In
ner city was being bombarded, some con
corn was expressed thai the final stand
of the Chinese troops within what they
regard as most sacred precincts might
prove a very serious affair. Pekin com
prises practically four cities in one. In
extent of area it is about the size of New
York city. The four segments of it are
the Chinese City, the Tartar City, the
Imperial City and the Forbidden City. The
last is the “inner city,” mentioned in Ad
miral Remey’s dispatch, and is the resi
dence of the Emperor and the imperial
court. Nobody is allowed within its mas
sive walls, except by special permission of
the Emperor or Empress Dowager. The
foreigners who have entered its gate** are
comparatively few' in number. The Im
perial City is occupied only by the high
est Chinese officials and members and at
taches of the imperial court. Further in
formation as to the reported bombard
ment will be awaited with interest.
Japanese Official Report.
Late last night the Japanese minister,
Mr. Takahira, received the following ad
vices from the Japanese foreign office at
“The Japanese consul at Che Foo
wired, under date of Aug. 17, to the fol
“ ‘The foreign forces attacked on ffhe
eastern side of Pekin Wednesday morning,
the enemy' obstinately resisting. In the
evening the Japanese blew up the Chiao
Yang gate and the Tung Chih gate of the
Tartar city, nnd succeeded in entering.
In the meantime other foreign forces en
tered the Chinese city by the Tung Pien
gate. Detachments were sent immediate
ly to the legations and opened communi
cations. The ministers and staffs w'ere
found safe. The Japanese loss was over
100, Including three officers, namely Capt.
Michliye and Lieut. Watanabe. wounded,
while Lieut. Yazakl was killed. The Chi
nese loss computed about 400.’ ”
Substantially the information contained
in the above dispatch was received by
the Associated Press yesterday direct
from Tokio. It contains the explicit and
reassuring statement that the “ministers
and staffs were found safe.” It is more
direct and complete in detail than the
American advices thus far received.
The officials of the Japaneses legation
are much gratified at the conspicuous
gallantry displayed by' the Mikado’s
forces during the advance upon Pekin,
and they have received with unconcealed
pride the congratulations, not only of
the officials of this government, but also
of the diplomatic representatives of other
countries at this capital.
LOOKING FOR THE NEXT STEP.
Prolmble Tliol an \rinlticr In Chinn
Will He Agreed Ipon—Then
Will Come Indemnified.
Washington, Aug. 19.—Now that the
primary object for which the allied armies
marched upon Pekin, viz., the rescue of
the besieged legationers, has been ac
complished. the drift of discussion in offi
cial and diplomatic circles reverts to the
next step to be taken. Necessarily many
of the predictions as to what this will be
are purely conjectural, as it is realized
that complete and definite information re
garding the condition of affairs in Pekin
must be awaited before any positive ac
tion can be taken by the governments
whose interests have suffered as a result
of the Chinese troubles.
“We are on the threshold of an entirely
new condition of affairs: anew aspect
confronts us,” said a wtll-posted official
of this government to-rdght. “The efforts
of ihe several governments during the
past few weeks have twen devoted to the
rescue of tlie legationers in Pekin. Now
that that has teen accomplished, the
course of the governmtnts whose inter
ests have been affected is for the present
largely cne of conjcc ure.”
The presumption here Is that the next
move will be an agreement for an armis
tice. This may be undertaken by the com.
manders of the Chinese army and those
o! the allies on the spot where the fight
ing, according to the la-est reports from
D kin, apptars still to be In progre-s.
This- accomplished, the question of the
withdrawal of the foreign armies, the
payment of indemnities, end many other
ptob.oms may be left to commissions ap.
p>ir.t and to a iju 1 cate ih<m.
LI Hung Chang already has been ap
point 1 a plenipotentiary by hU govern
ment to negotiate terms of peace, and in
this capacity he made an ineffectual ai
tempt to s on the progress of the allies
In thrir march on Pekin. Whether Earl
Li will be continued in that capacity by
the imperial government L# not known
here, but such seems altogether probable,
as with Ids well-known ability and his ac
quaintance wl h the world, he would be
üble to make pos.-ibly tester terms than
any other Chinaman.
There are ►.even nations, pointed out
the same official, which have suffered as
a tesult of the Chihese disturbances. All
will expect a settlement of damages
which have resulted from the Boxer out
breaks, the murder of missionaries and
the destruction of legations’ property.
Spain is one of these, and, although she
has not participat'd In the Relief expedi
tion, she has suffered alike with the oth
ers. and will expect to be Indemnified for
It can be stated authoritatively that up
to this lime there have been no exchanges
between the United Slates nnd the other
Powers regarding the Mops io be taken
In (he future lo brinr China to ♦►rms
for the losses that have been incurred.
The sole interest of the United States up
to this time has been tie rescue of (he
kgfldoners, which is now an accomplish
ed fact. Informal dlscuialon has taken
place between the Presldeit and Ms cab
inet as to what this government will do
to secure reparation for Itasea. but the
oncluslona reached are purely teniaHv#
und in oo sense definite
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1000.
CHINESE MAY FIGHT
APPARENTLY RKSOI.I DD TO MAKE
A DESPERATE STRAGGLE.
RESPECT FOR THE DOWAGER.
VICEROYS DECLARE IT MI'ST BE
Other Portion, of the Empire May
Join in the Strangle— Mandarin, in
Southern Province. Issue a Proc
lamation—People Warned Not to
Interfere With Poreignmi—(nr
Nicholas Is Well Pleased With ills
London, Aug. 20, 4 p. m.—Hear Admiral
Bruce’s report of the continuation of
fighting in Pekin puts a more serious as
pect on the Chinese situation than was
generally expected here. It appears ef
fectually to dispose of all statements that
the Empress Dowager has fled, although
circumstantial accounts of her departure
continue to come from Shanghai.
Despite defeat, the Chinese are appar
ently resolved to make a desperate strug
gle not only in their ancient capital, but
aieo in other parts of the empire. Chung
Chi Tung, viceroy at Hankow, and Liu
Kun Yi, viceroy at Nankin, according to
advices from Shanghai, have threatened
the consuls that if the person of the Em
press Dowager is not respected, they will
withdraw from their present friendly at
Another Shanghai dispatch announces
the death of Li Ping Hong, Cheng and
Chang Lui Lin in the fighting before Pe
The mandarins in the southern prov
inces, according to a dispatch to the Daily
Express from Hong Kong, have issued
an important proclamation, recognizing
the capture of Pekin as a just punish
ment for refractionary officials and warn
ing the people not to interfere with for
eigners. but also pointing out that the
sole object of the Powers should be the
punishment of the Boxers, and then the
restoration of peace, confining, however,
their operations to the North.
Czar Nicholas has wired to Gen.
Linevitch, commander of the Russian
troops in the province of Pe Chi Li, con
gratulating him heartily upon the rapid
capture of Pekin, and bestowing upon him
the third-class Order of St. George. The
Russian Emperor also thanks Vice Ad
miral Alexieff and the “heroic Siberian
The Russian commander of the Amur
government. Gen Grodokoff, reports to
the Russian war office ihat Chin Gan Pass
was captured Aug. 16. after a bloody bat
tle, in which the Chinese suffered heav
ily, losing four or five guns. The Russian
cavalry were in pursuit of the enemy.
The principal Russian papers, notably
the Novoe Vremya, commenting upon the
victory at Pekin, declare that Russia
should go no further in participating In
common armed intervention, but should
limit her mili ary action to the frontier
and the Manchurian railroad.
DIFFER AS TO HIS NAME.
Another Appelntlon for the China
man Who Detained Her.
London, Aug. 20, 4:20 a. m.—Rear Ad
miral Bruce cables the admiralty from
Chee Foo, Aug. 19, as follows:
“Am informed on the authority of the
Japanese that street fighting still con
tinues in Pekin, part of which is on fire.
“Yang Sa prevented the Empress from
leaving, and a last stand is now betng
made in the inner city which is surrounJ
ed by the allies and being bombarded.”
CAPTI'RED BY RUSSIANS.
Report of Their Taking New Chwang
Has Been Confirmed.
Brussels, Aug. 19.—The Belgian foreign
office has received the following from
Tien Tsin, via Chee Foo and Shanghai,
“M. Ketels. Belgian vice consul, con
firms the report of the bombardment and
the capture of New Chwang by the Rus
FIGHTING IN PEKIN.
Allies Have Bombarded the Point of
Rome, Aug. 19.—A dispatch from Taku,
via Che Foo, Aug. 18, says:
"Fighting continues in the streets of Pe
kin and the allies have bombarded the
point that is still resisting. Prince Yung
prevented the departure of the Empress
DECORATION FOR PU'HON.
France's Minister to Chinn Will Re
ceive the Cross of the Legion.
Paris, Aug. 19.—The French govern-,
ment has received from several sources
official confirmation of the news of the
fall of Pekin and the safety of the foreign
The order of commander of the Legion
of Honor has been bestowed upon M.
Pichon, French minister to China. To
day M. Pelcasse, the Foreign Minister,
visited M. Pldhon’s mother, in Paris, an
nounced to her the safety of her son and
handed 4o her the decoration for him.
RIGHT BANK OF THE AMUR.
The River Is Now Considered nn In
ternal Strroni of Russia.
London, Aug. 20. —'“Gen. Orodekoff,”
says the St. Petersburg correspondent of
Hie Times, “telegraphs a remarkable fact,
which must be taken as a premonitory
notice of what is probably to follow. The
Russians have now conquered the right
bank of the Amur, which, therefore, Is
no longer the frontier, but an internal
river of the Russian empire."
FATHER AND SON KILLED.
were Knocked From a nuggy by a
Train on the Btg Four.
Delegate, 0., Aug 19.—Judion F eming.
a wealthy farmer, and hi son, Lawrence,
aged 20, w- re killed to-day by a Blt Four
train at Ashi< y. They were In a buggy
otvd the son, bearing the train whistle,
niump rd to ae- over the track ahead it
It .The horse was knock'd 30) feet and
kill'd, grid the harness was found hang.
dug ovtr U telegrapU wire*. y
GEORGIA SHORT IN COTTON.
Com minvionpr Stevens Figure* the
Crop In From fW>,OOO lo 200,000
Ilnlen Lens Than I.km Year.
Atlanta, Ga.. Aug. 19.—Commissioner O.
B. Steven* of the Georgia Department of
Agriculture has compiled statistics indi
cating that the cotton crop of Georgia for
1900 will be from 30,000 to 300,000 bales
shorter than in 1899.
Commissioner 6(.evens, who. as president
of the Cotton States Commissioners’ As
sociation. receives reports from commis
sioners of the different states, that are to
the effect that the South, as a whole, Is
short. Indications on Aug. 1 were that
every state in the cotton belt would be be
hind on the staple, with exception of
Texas, reported to be 2 per cent, ahead of
the average crop of the last five years.
The figures prepared by the department
show that in Georgia an average crop for
the last five years is 1,296,800 bales. The
reports from the counties of Georgia are
that 74 per cent, of an average crop will
be realized. Twenty-six per cent, off the
average crop gives 958,892 bales for the
year, against an estimated crop for 1899 of
beiween 1.000,000 anil 1,200,000 bales.
It is further estimated from the reports
in the hands of the commissioner that the
cotton acreage is 3 per cent, less than in
FIVE ACCIDENTAL DEATHS.
Pittsburg: llnd Four Drowned and
One llurned to Heath.
Pittsburg. Aug. 19.—Four drowning* and
one death by burning are Pittsburg’s fa
tal accidents for the day. The dead are:
Chris PalTenbach, aged 50, fell from a
raft in Alleghany river and was drowned.
Edward C. Brillinger, 8 years old, /ell
from a raft while fishing in the Alleghany
river and was drowned before his father
could rescue him.
James Gallagher and Hugh McGrady,
hoys, were drowned together while swim
ming in the Monor.gaheln. McGrady got
beyond his depth, and Gallagher in at
tempting to rescue him. was pulled under,
and neither came to the surface again.
Mrs. Mary O. Boyd, wife of the assls4-
ant superintendent of the New York and
Cleveland Cpal Company, was burned to
death in a peculiar manner. She was
cleaning a rusty saw, and w'as using
what she thought was elaine oil as a
cleanser. She placed the five-gallon can
on the floor, about six feet from the
stove, and turned around to gee a rag.
Immediately there was an explosion. She
ran from the house, a mass of flames,
and though her husband quickly wrapped
her in a blanket and smothered the
flames, she was so badly burned that she
died in agony three hours later.
Mr. Boyd thinks his wife had the gaso
line can. instead of the oil can, which
would account for the explosion. While
The neighbors were working over Mrs.
Boyd, the hous e was burned to the
11l HIVED A.\ AX PL Alf T.
Largest In the World Was Destroyed
nt Alexander, Ind.
Alexander, Ind., Aug. 19.—The entire
plant of the Keliey Ax Manufacturing
Company, valued at SBOO,OOO, was destroyed
by fire to-night. It was the largest ax
factory in the world, employing some 800
or 1.000 men when running at full force.
The company had just enlarged the fac
tory, increasing the output fully one-tlhrd.
W. O. Kelley, president of the company,
formerly owned and operated a factory
in Louisville, Ky., and removed to this
city in 1883. The company went into the
hands of a receiver three years later.
The plant was well insured. The facto
ry was located north of the city outside
the corporation, and the fire department
could not render any assistance. The fire
cut off the water supply of the factory,
and left no means of fighting the flames.
The flames started in the grinding de
portment of the ox factory. A strong
wind carried the flames to the pump house
and doomed the entire works to destruc
tion. In a short time the whole plant, cov
ering ten acres, was reduced to ashes. It
was the only plant not in the trust, and
was expected to be token out of the re
ceiver's hands next January. So far es
known no one was huru
INGALLS* LAID TO BEST.
Services Over the Ex-Benntor** Re
main* Held nt Atchison.
Atchison, Kan., Aug. 19.—Funeral ser
vices over the body of ex-Senator John
J. Ingalls were held this afternoon at
Trinity Episcopal Church, and the inter
ment was made in the family vault at
Mount Vernon Cemetery. Owing to the
request of the family for privacy, In ac
cordance with the express wishes of Mr.
Ingalls, there was no great throng at
The little church was filled with friends
of the family, and a few persons were
obliged to stand. The exercise* were very
tdmple. Chopin’s funeral march was
p;ayed as the coffin was borne into the
church, the Episcopal service was read
and a choir of thirty men and boys sang
“Nearer, My God, to Thee.” The officiat
ing clergyman was Rev. John E. Sulger
of Terre Haute, Ind.
Mr. Ingalls left an estate valued at
BROKE THE TEAM RECORD.
I*. C, Knox Drove Ills Splendid Pair
off Trotter* in 2:lO>£.
Pittsburg. Aug. 19.—P. C. Knox, a prom
inent member of the Alleghany county
bar. to-day broke the world’s record by
personally driving his trotting team,
Wert and Dr. Leek, a mile in 2:10%. The
w'orld’s professional record was made |n
1888 by Geer’s driving Juatlna and Lady
Mac a mile in 2:12%.
The trial to-day was not a technical
test, but was made for the purpose of
breaking the record and watt in the pres
ence of forty spectators on the Brunot
Island Gentlemen’s Driving Pork mile
track. Twenty watches were held on the
horses, and the big majority of them re
THE VERY NEWEST COMET.
It* l'o*llion In tlie Heaven* Defined
h> lir. I!rool%*.
Geneva, N. Y., Aug. 19.—An observation
made last night by Dr. Brooks gave the
following position in the northern heavens
of the latest discovered comet:
Right ascension, four hours twelve min
utes; declination, north 78 degrees, 21 min
utes. Jt is now In Camelopardalis and is
moving through that constellation towards
Draco. On Aug. 22. the comet will be only
about seven degrees from Polaris (the
i Arorth start;, and below that star. ,
HONOR OF HUMBERT
MEMORY OF THE MONARCH RE
SPECTED IN W VMIINGTOX.
MANY NATIONS PAID TRIBUTE.
D1 PLOM ATI F It IS PR V. SEN T ATI VES
ATTENDED THE SERA ICE.
St. Matthew** Catholic Church Was
the Scene off the llrilliHiit Gather
ing'—Officer* and Diplomats At
tended in Tlicie Official Suit*.
President and Ilf* ( iiblnet Mem
ber* Present—lllkli Mas* W iim Cele
brated by Rev. Father Part.
Washington, Aug. 19. Amid scenes of
impressive solemnity, ami In the presence
of the President of the United Stales,
members of the cabinet, officers of the
army and navy, the ambassadors and
ministers from foreign couni lies and a
great concourse of people from civil life,
Ihe memorial services for the late King
Humbert I of Italy were held at St. Mat
thew’s Catholic Church at 11 o’clock to
The announcement of the services was
made by the Italian ambassador, Baron
Fava, and with the co-operation of the
State Department, the event was given
a distinctly official character. The for
eign representatives were in full diplo
matic uniform, and these, with the bril
liant uniforms of the British, German,
Austrian and other military attaches, and
of the American generals nnd admirals,
gave a touch of brilliant coloring to the
The church had l>een decorated elabor
ately for the occasion. Around the
sanctuary and on all sides rose a mass
of palms and foliage plants, while the
beautiful marble altar stood out from a
forest of tall and graceful palms. Imme
diately in front of the chancel rail stood
the catafalque, a counterpart of thai in
which the dead monarch recently was
laid to rest at Rome. Over it was thrown
a heavy black pull, edged with white,
and on top was a great garland of laurel
and galax leaves, tied with flowing rib
bons of red, white and green, (he colors
of Italy. At the head and foot of the
casket, toll candelabra burned, ’and the
morning sun coming through the chancel
window, fell athwart this somber memo
rial. A superb wreath of purple asters
and roses, sent by the British embassy,
rested alongside the casket.
Baron Fava, in the full uniform of his
high diplomatic rank and wearing the dec
oration conferred on him by King Hum
bert shortly before his death, stood at the
main entrance of the church and received
the distinguished arrivals He was assist
ed by Marquis Romano and‘the military
attache of the embassy. Among the flri-t
arrivals was the Chinese minister, Mr.
rv Fang, in bright Oriental silks
and Scarlet turban, accompanied by sev
eral members of his staff. The Spanish
minister, Duke D’Argos, in full diplo
matic uniform, in black and gold, followed
soon after and was given a seat with the
Chinese representative. Back of them sat
the Japanese minister, Mr. Takahira, his
handsome uniform set off by a green sash
across his breast and u sweeping white
plume in his chapeau. Germany was rep
resented by Baron von Sternburg, Ger
man charge d’affaires, accompanied by
the German military and naval attaches
in uniform; France by M. Thiebaut,
charge d’affaires, and M. iioeufve; Great
Britain by Mr. laowther and Captain Brad
ley of the British Royal Navy; Russia by
M. Rouikowsky, while the other countrh a
of Europe, South nnd Central America
were represented by their several minis
ters and secretaries.
Across the aisle from the diplomatic
corps the pews were reserved for dis
tinguished American officers and civil
officials, and omong those present were
Admirals Melville, Endicott and Terry;
Brigadier Generals John M. Wilson, Isl
ington and Western, the staff officers of
Lieutenant Gen. Miles, and scores of less
er officers. The Italian societies and citi
zens were given seats at the side of the
church near the altar. The rear of the
church was opened to the general pub
lic and was filled to overflowing at an
Just at 11 o’clock President McKinley
and members of fits cabinet arrived at
the church. Baron Fava stepped forward
and received the President, escorting him
down the middle aisle to a seat imme
diately in front of the cataffalque. With
the President were Secretary Hitchcock,
Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith,
Acting Secretary of State Adee and the
President's secretary, Mr. Cortelyou.
As the presidential party took their seats
tho strains of the organ floated through
the edifice, and the black arid white robed
acolytes led the procession of priests to
the altar. It had been expected that Car
dinal Gibbons would officiate, but. his ab
sence in the South prevented his being
present. The clebraut of the mas* was
Rev. Father Bart, assisted by Father Lee
as deacon and Father Kervick as sub
deacon. Father Uhantell of Georgetown
University was also in ihe sanctuary.
The service consisted of high vmass, the
usual sermon being omitted. At the clos-a
of the mass, the priests put aside their
white vestments for those of bla< k, and
descending from the sanctuary, moved
about the casket, sprinkling it with holy
water, praying for the repose of the soul
of the dead King, and chanting the
“Requlescat in pace.”
At the close of the service, the presiden
tial party withdrew, followed by the diplo
matic and military officials. Many of the
people remained in the church to view
the catafalque ami flowers, and to curry
away a leaf or bud as a memento of the
SHE PLANED THE GHOST.
One of Hie ii Girl Frightened
Killed Her Willi n llriek.
Philadelphia, Aug. 19.—While ti lightening
a crowd of n groes to-night by protending
rh • was a ghos , Fieri tics Almond, aged
15 y*ars, wan struck on the Ik ad with a
brick thrown by one of the negro a and
The negroes were ga th red on n let, tnd
the glii, who liv and n ar by. had w app and
a white hf.*t about her ar and sudd nly ap
pear'd be ore t.'.e rowd 'Do later skit
tered, and th** gir! was about o ni .rn
home whin the brick was thrown. She
exiled in a few minutes. The negro *us
| jetted of throwing the mi*** He has not
WORSE THAN IN THE SOUTH.
A New York Colored Preacher So De
nounced the Race Trouble* in
That City—Want* lledre**.
New York. Aug. 19.—The Rev. P. L.
Cuyler. pastor of Zion M. E. Church, in
his sermon to-day spoke about last week’o
race riots in this city. He said in part:
“The trouble that our people have just
gone through presents a disgusting and
brutal spectacle. In the troubles that we
have in the South even there Is nothing to
equal it. There, at least, the men who
are in authority and whose duty it Is to
protect the citizens of the state do not
participate in the riots, but rather try to
shield from the fury of the mob the inno
cent victims. Instead of suppressing the
rioting, the guardians of the peace ap
j>ear to have participated in the cruelty.
The police clubbed the colored men. and
the greatest damage done upon the per
sons of our people was the work of their
“Of course we. know that the element
that made so much trouble is not repre
sent alive of New York. The mobs were
composed of hoodlums, rough® and toughs
of every kind.”
Cuyler closed by saying he did not wish
to slit* his congregation up over the mat
ter. ns there had been trouble enough,
saving: “We cannot fight. We are not
strong enough. If we attempted it there
would only be a |erlod of murdering that
would accomplish nothing. But we ore
citizens, even though we are black, and
there should l>e some redress In the courts
for all we have suffered. The city should
he responsible for the brutality that has
been practiced upon innocent people. I
advise that some of our most responsible
people get together and find out if some
thing cannot be accomplished in this di
The General Issue* Nerr Order* Rel
ative to Unrulier*.
Pretoria, Aug 19.—Gen. Lord Roberts’
proclamation, after reciting the fact that
many have broken the oath to maintain
neutrality and that the leniency extended
to the burghers is not ap; reciated, warns
all who break their oaths in the future
that they will be punished by death, im
prisonment or fine. He declares that all
burghtrs In districts occupied by the Brit
ish, <xcept those who take the oath, will
be regarded as prisoner® of war and irans
por <d, and that buildings on farms whore
the en. my or / scouts are haibotvd will
be liable to f \ z< and.
/ * — *
DF / iNDLD SI R RENDER.
Do W Wanted to <:’o|i,nre Badon-
Pretoria, Aug. 19.—Gen. De Wet appear
ed at North Commando Nek, held by Gen.
Baden-Powell, and Rent a flag of truce,
asking: the surrender of the British force.
Gen. Baden-Powell replied, asking wha,
terms De Wet was prepared to offer. De
Wet is evidently moving eastward'.
Gen. Lord Rooertß Is Iseuing new se
vere orders, rescinding those previously
TUB CASE W AS COJfCLI'DRD.
Cordua'a ( nnu.el Made Argument for
Pretoria, Aug. 19—The case of the de
fence in the trial of Lieut. Cordua of the
Staats artil ery, charged with being con
cerned In the plot to kidnap Gen. Rob
erts. was concluded to-day.
Lieut. Cordua's counsel admitted that
the accused was guilty of breaking Ihe
parole and of attempting to plan a con
spiracy, but he asserted that the attempt
was a failure. Counsel also maintained
that Gano suggested the entire plot and
encouraged the prisoner. On these grounds
he asked Ihe court to find that the charges
had not been proven and begged Its mer
cy for his client.
Gano, who Is said to be of American
birth, denied having suggested the plot.
Counsel for the prosecution will ttum up
on Aug. 20.
WILL AID TIIF. STRIKERS.
It* quest Was Bade by l.nborers Who
Are “Out” In Porto Rico.
New York Aug. 19.—The Social Demo
cratic party received a letter to-day from
Alwln lluschler, secretary of the Federa
cion Libre, a central labor body of San
Juan, Porto Rico, asking for aid on be
half of a number of strike leaders who
were arrested there.
The letter states that the rigarmakers,
painters, eurpenters and brick layers were
on a strike In San Juan, and Ihe strike
Is beginning to spread over the whole
Island. In all, twenty strike leaders were
The subject was brought up at to-day’s
meeting of the Central Federated T'nlon,
where the letter wns read, and It was de.
elded to send a contribution to Ihe Porto
Itiro strikers, and also lo ask President
McKinley to act In the matter.
Cl lIA VERY SUCCESSFUL.
T 1... Islnnd's Ealilbll Received 14C
Prises nt the Exposition.
Washington, Aug. 19.—The Island of
Cuba, with her exhibit at the Paris ex
position, has achieved a notable success.
The exhibit received 140 prizes. The
achievement of the Island was made the
subject of a cablegram received to-day
by Secretary of War Boot from Senor
CJuesada, In ch#rge of the Cuban exhibit
at the Paris exhibition. Mr. Quesada'a
“Paris, Aug. 18. 1900.—Secretary Root,
Washington.—Great success. Cuba ob
tains HO prizes. Please convey o Preei
dent and cabinet Cuba's gratitude for in
terest and support In giving us oppor
tunity to show our resources nnd pro
W ILL FIGHT U> FRIDAY.
Again the Date of Ihe Fltxslmmous-
Sliiirkc, Go Has Been t Imaged.
New York, Aug.- 19.—The management
of the Beaslde Athletic Club ha* again
changed the date of Ihe Fitzslmmons-
Sharkey light. The date originally s< for
the contest was Aug. 24, but on account
of the great crowd that will be drawn to
the Island on the 28<h to see the Futurity
run at the Sheepshead Bay race track,
the management, with a view of obtain
ing an increased attendance, made the
date of the bout Saturday, Aug. 25.
Tom O'Rou-rke, acting for ihe Seaside
Athletic Club, todvlght announces that.
In compliance with a general request, the
right will take piaca on the original date,
Friday, Aug. 24,
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK,JI A YEAR
HE CALLS IT A FARCE
CALEB POWERS hS! ES A STATE
MENT AUDI T HIS TRIAL.
HIS PLEA IS TO THE PUBLIC.
DECLARES MAXY DEMOC RATS WILL
NOT ENDORSE A MOCKERY.
Xo Well-Informed linn. H- Say*,
Could Doubt (In* \ lew He Tube* of
ID* Trial and Conviction—Say*
Money nnd CampbelllNni Were
Aicnin*( HI in —I nn •• uee \\ nn no
Shield— lt Wiim a Political Trial,
Georgetown, Ky., Aug:. 19.—Caleb Pow
er* issued a statement a follows to-day:
“To the Public: I am asked my opinion
concerning my trial and the verdict of th *
jury. Could I have but one opinion? Can
any fair-minded man or woman of this
state have but one? That one of tlie
greatest Judicial farce® known to history
ha 9 been* enacted in my trial under tne
forms of law, no well-informed man can
“Innocence If no shield with SIOO,OOO and
the method of Campbellism against you.
The rectitude of one's past life count* for
naught. They say Taylor is guilty be
cause he was ut his office, and that 1 am
guilty because I was awuy from mine.
This wub a |H>litical trial throughout for
political purposes. No greater mistake
has been made by the Democratic party
since they robbed uh of the. offices to
which we were fairly elected.*
“There are good men and noble women
In the Democratic party, and many of
them. They are not all ba^ —far from
it. A great many of them do not in
dorse (he heft of the stnte offices. A
great many more will not indorse this
mockery of a trial, this prostitution of
the courts of Justice for certain ends.
“From the beginning of the campaign
until now’, have stood with what little
merit I have had for the rights and lib
erties of the people. That Is my crime.
That Is the only offense I have commit
ted. That is the only thing proven
against me. I swore lo that myself In
my testimony. I have never had any,
and now have no ajiology to make for
being true to the trust Imposed upon me
by u majority of the voters of this state.
“History will draw Its dark lines around
those w’ho have outraged me and disgrac
ed the judiciary and blackened the his
tory of the state. I am, very respect
fully, Caleb Powers.”
HIS MOTHER PKOMTR A TED.
fllie Had llelled Implicitly I pon Ihe
Innocence off Power*.
Barbourville, Ky.. Aug. 19.—Caleb Pow'-
*rs’ mother has prostrated ever since
she heard of her son’s conviction, at a
late hour last evening. Mis. Powers said
her son had at all ttrms proclaimed his
Innocence to her and she rrii a on his
Powers’ father is an o’d rran a far
mer of moderate means. It is said he has
about exhausted his financial resources in
his son’s behalf.
CASE AGAINST YOVT9BY.
Will Re Called nt Georgetown, bat
May Not Proceed.
Georgetown, Ky., Aug. 19 —The case of
Henry Youtsey will be called to-morrow,
but as the defendant has not fully recov
ered, It is not certain whether the case
will go to trial.
As much, If not more, difficulty is ex
pected in securing a Jury than in the
Powers case, as nearly everybody In the
county became disqualified by hearing ev
idence In the Powers trial. It is proba
ble that Judge Cantrlll w ill summon a ve
nire from the adjoining counties.
TAKEN TO THE lI%HGE OFFICE.
No Especial Yttentlon Seemed to Re
Paid tlie Kalina*.
New York, Aug. 19.—Michael Gulda and
Mateo Maresca, the two Italians arrested
by secret service men on the steamship
Kaiser Wilhelm 11, were brought over
from Ellis Island o th<* barge office to
day with the rest of the detained immi
grants. They spent the morning in the
det ntl n pin and were takn back in tho
The men. as far as atr>’oranees went,
were no more guarded than ar.* the
j/ersons in de mtkn. They walked about
the p n, but had very little to say to their
Capt. Howard, head of the contract la
bor depar wa in charg* at the
barge office, arid add there was noth ng
new in the care.
Whether the government au horitles will
have a special court of Inquiry for the
anarchists nmali s to be seen. It was sug
gested by an official to-day that thare
may be n sp rial hoard of Investigation.
It 1 • understood that the officials at
Washington are waiting for eviJen e f om
the c nsul at Naples, which is to be tath
etel by the Italian police. _
I RGED HItESCT ON.
Moreara and Guldn Promised to Nee
to tlie President.
London. Aug. 20.—The Home correspond
ent of the Daily Mail siys:
“The arrest of Maresca and Gulda In
New York arose out of some letters re
ceived at Bread's lodging, subsequent to
the assassination of King Humbert. On?
of these, daied New York, July 26, and
signed ‘Mabor,’ urged Breed to commit
the crime, urglr g that Maresca and Gulda
would do thrir duly toward Pro ldent Mc-
Kinley. Man sea is known to the I aliin
poli e as a most fanatical anarch jf.’’
EOl Ml THREE HOME#.
lie*<*nlnu Turtle* Worked Faithfully
at Tlielr Artluoun Tank.
Mahaney City, Pa., Aug. 19.—After
many hours of desperate battling with
white damp, one of the euccesslve res
cuing parties succeeded to-day in locating
ihe bodies of three men who were en
tombed yesterday in the burning Prim
rose colliery. The bodlee were found near
the middle of the tunnel. They were lying
in a heap.
The sixty mules In the mine when it
wan found to be on fire are also dead, and
were raised lo the surface to-day. The
fire is still burning furiously, and Ihe
mine officials are exerting every effort to
-j( t ing Utah the flames.