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THF MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. .- . Incorporated ISSS
J. H. ESTH President.
Li ASKS FOR PEACE
Jin WANTS THE t'NITED STATES TO
N A AIK A riOACK ENVOY.
THE REPLY NOT GIVEN OUT.
IT IS BELIEVED Li'S OVERTIRES
AY ILL BE REJEC TED.
Conditions Laid Down in America's
Note of Aug. 12 W ere Not Complied
AAitli by tlie Chinese—This Country
\\u* Then Heady to Negotiate and
Named Conditions, hut They Were
I) -^regarded—lnformation of I.ate
Washing-ton, Aug. 20.—The American
reply to China’s latest appeal for a cessa
tion of hostilities, received to-day from
Li Hung Chang, has not yet been made
Known, and it is likely that the matter
will l>e one of the main subjects of con
sideration at *the cabinet meeting to-mor
row. But there is reason to believe that
the overtures will, in effect, be rejected,
on the ground that the conditions laid
down in the American note of Aug. 12 have
i been complied with, and until com
-1 ied with, the government's course must
g* on without reference to China’s de
s. s for a halt in the proceedings.
The dispatch of Aug 12 said specifically
th ii the United States were ready to en
ter into an agreement between the Pow
er* and the Chinese government for a ces
s r >n of hostilities on condition that the
r of forces should be permitted “to en
t r Pekin unmolested” and escort the le
gal ioners therefrom under such circum
stances as the commanding general might
lay down. But up to the present time,
th-re is no evidence that the allied forces
an unmolested at Pekin, or have received
the sanction of the Imperial government
to convey the legationers to Tien Tsin
without further trouble and under the
conditions laid down by the commanding
general. On the contrary, all of the dis
patches indicate that the allies are meet
]i c stubborn resistance, and there is an
ntire lack of compliance with the condi
ti -ns laid down by the United States in
the dispatch of Aug. 12.
As stated, however, the government ha3
given no authoritative statement of its
I irpose, in reply to China’s application of
to-day, and there is still a slight chance
that complete compliance with the de
mands of Aug. 12 may be announced in
the Pekin dispatches before the final de-
t ruination on the reply is made. But
tdisposition to-night is clearly in the
China’s latest application for peace ne
gotiations was received early to-day at
the Chinese legation and was transmit
ted by Mr. Wu to the state department.
Secretaries Hay and Root were out of the
city, but Acting Secretary of State Adee
went over the subject with the President.
Earl Id’s request is that the United
States shall name Minister Conger, or
some other official, to act as peace envoy
for the cessation of hostilities. He ex
-1 ssed his willingness to go to such point
o the powers may desire and under the
iMimatrons made, it is thought that Pekin
or Tien Tsin would be selected for the
The Chinese envoy proposed no terms
as to the withdrawal of troops and made
no other suggestion as to what was to
<- me before the commission, his sole
anxiety being to secure the cessation of
hostilities. The application is understood
also to have been made to the Powers in
the hope that if all would name a com
missioner, there would be a general coun
cil of peace between Li Hung Chang, on
the one hand, and the several represen
tatives of the nations on the other.
Aside from the fact that the conditions
of Aug. 12 have not yet been complied
with by China, it is probable that this
government would desire to take suffi
• °nt time to learn what the other Pow
ers intend doing on the same line, as all
ere acting in unison. Moreover, there are
some unexplained features of Li Hung
* hang’s application, one of them being
that while he asks the allies to
ities, he gives no assurance that he has
t e i>ower to make the Chinese army and
t. rebellious Boxers cease their hostil
The situation at Pekin was made more
1 lc;ir to-day from many sources. The*
litest advice appears to be that from
Consul Fowler at Che Foo, repeating a
dispatch received from Consul Ragsdale
t Tien Tsin. The latter reports “Chinese
troops surrounded in palace grounds.” The
•Japanese legation received a dispatch of
the same general tenor, but more in de-
I 'll. stating that the Chinese troops re
treated on the 15th within the imperial
palace, and that they were surrounded
there, with the Japanese military head
quarters located in the Japanse legation.
\ imiral Remey also transmits an authen-
II ‘ report from Pekin on the 15th saying,
"Troops moving on the imperial city.”
These several dlspatohes from different
sources establish clearly that the imperial
palace and grounds were under siege.
But not one of the dispatches is clear as
to how iate this condition of affairs x
-iui and. The Fowler dispatch Is the latest
to Uo received, and is-dated the 20th, hut
probably that is the date on which it left
Tien Tsin. The Japanese dispatch also
refers to the Chinese taking refuge in the
imperial palace on the 15th, but does not
bring the situation beyond that day. So
•bat the latest information, while show
ing the imperial city is surrounded, does
not disclose the issue of this situation,
nor how long it lias continuted.
To-day's dispatches seem to make clear
that the Emperor and the Empress
Dowager have made their escape from
Rekin, and that about the only present
service of the imperial palace and grounds
s an asylum in which the demoral
izeri Chinese soldiers are making Si last
Hand. The Japanese legation’s advices to
dn showed that the banners of the 'm-
P* i ml cortege were Been leaving Pekin cn
the 12th. and that probably the Empress
Dowager, as well as the Emperor, had
1* i* the city. Consul General Goodnow
' •Ivlged the state department that he had
information from Chinese sources that the
1 uipress Dowager had left Pekin.
The attitude which the international
f u - will observe toward the Emperor
;,r, d Empress Dowager is understood to
1 iV'- received official consideration among
1 Powers, resulting from a request by
•he southern viceroys that no personal
h“dignity he shown to China’s rulers. In
*• sponee to this, it |* quite generally un
derstood that there will he no personal In
*lMdty to the Emperor and Empress
Dowager, not because it Is felt that there
is any special consideration due them,
but because Chinn would be precipitated
into a chaotic condition if the responsible
heads of the empire lost their functions.
In view' of the general desire of this
government and the others concerned to
keep China intact and speedily restore
quiet, the disposition among officials is
toward refraining from any personal in
dignities -to the Chinese rulers. It de
velops in this connection that all of the
Powers recently rejected the proposition
ot the consuls at Tien Tsin to destroy
the tombs of the Ming dynasty. The pro
posed destruction was a threat held out:
to the Chinese in the hope of bringing
them to terms. But the Powers rejected
the proposal, end thus gave significant
evidence that anything calculated to give
personal atTront or indignity to the Chi
nese was not a part of the present cam
OLD ENEMIES ARE AT IT.
Japanese nml Chineae Troop* Fight
in tlie imperial City—-A not her
Report That the Empress
Washington, Aug. 20. —The Japanse le
gation to-day received several important
dispatches, giving the fullest and latest
information of events in Pekin. A tele
gram, dated at Tokio, Aug. 19, says:
“After the entry of Pekin was
effected by the allied troops,
the Chinese troops on Aug. 15
betook th* mselves to and remained in
the imperial palace. A body of Japanese
troops was told off to guard the palace,
and there they met with obstinate resist
ance by t the Chinese troops. Fighting is
still going on. The headquarters of the
Japanse army is in the legation, and the
division is mainly quartered in the vil
lages outside of An-Ting-Men.”
A telegram, dated the 19th inst., received
from the Japanese foreign office, gives the
following dispatch from the acting Japan
ese consul general at Shanghai:
"From Sheng’s statements to me I am in
clined to think there is truth in the rumor
that the Empress Dowager, at least, if
not the Emperor too, has left Pekin for
Wutai Heeln, in Shensi province, via
Taoting Fu, for he told me that some of
the secretaries of the privy council crossed
the Lukon bridge on the 12th with ban
ners bearing inscriptions denoting that
they formed a part of the imperial escort,
and that Lu Chuan Liu, governor of Kiang
Su, sent a telegram on the 14th to the
southern viceroys and governors, direct
ing them to forward all war funds to
Shenei. But as an imperial decree was
issued on the 13th, the departure, if it
took place at all. must have been subse
quent to that date.
"I have also learned from another reli
able source that Princes Ching, Yung
Lu and Kang Yi ure still in Pekin, though
Prince Tpan has followed the Empress
A telegram, dated the 20th, from the
Japaneses foreign office, says: *
“The Japanese consul at Amoy tele
graphs as follows on Aug. 18: ‘lt is re
ported from the interior that in Ting
Chou Fu and Lung Yuen Chou several
Christian chapels were destroyed by
mobs. The anti-Christian movement .ap
pears to be spreading toward the district
of Chang Chou Fu. There do not, how
ever. seem to be any foreign missionaries
in the interior.’ ”
Prince Ching. referred to as still at
Pekin, is the Chinese official most friend
ly to the foreigners, while Prince Tuan,
who is said to have followed the Em
press Dowager, is the head of the anti
foreign element. Yung Lu probably is
the Jung Lu in command of the impe
JAPAN GETS SUSPICIOUS.
She Ones Yot I’llllcy the Irion of the
Western rower. Acting Self*.li
ly—Hxpre..lon. of tho I'rOM.
Ix>ndon. Aug. 21, 3:55 a. m.—Owing prob
ably to the Pekin wire being cut. little
news of conditions in the Chinese capital
has come through this morning. What
has reached London indicates that the al
lies are in need of reinforcements.
The commander of the Italian second
class cruiser Fieramosca telegraphs from
Taku. according to the Rome correspond
ent of the Doily Mail, that very urgent
requests were coming from Pekin on Sat
urday for the immediate dispatch of fur
ther troops, and that in answer to these
400 Italian marines were sent off post
The Japanese minister in London is
said to have received a telegram last
evening announcing that subsequent to
entry into Pekin a Japanese attachment
went to the imperial palace to afford
whatever protection was necessary. The
enemy were in strength, and lighting was
still proceeding when the message was
sent to Tokio.
Reports of the presence of the Empress
Dowager are srill contradictory, but Gen.
Yung Lu, on the authority of the Shang
hai correspondent of the Standard, is
definitely announced to be a prisoner by
the orders of the Empress In the im
"This, perhaps,” says the correspondent,
"is a good thing, as detention in the cap
ital will enable him to negotiate with the
allies' commander, which he would do us
Prince Tuan's enemy.
The Chinese minister in London, on be
ing asked as to the whereabouts of the
Emperor and Empress, replied: "They
h3ve gone westward to the capital Hsian
Fu, and I think they are quite safe
Serious trouble is now threatened in
the neighborhood of Canton. The Ameri
cans at Swatow, according to the Daily
Chronicie's Shanghai correspondent, have
applied for a warship in consequence of
serious rioting. The Hong Kong corre
spondent of the Dally Mail says that a
warship is on the way there now.
Queen Victoria has sen* the following
message to the commandant of Marines
"I thank God that you and those under
your command have been rescued from
your perilous situation. With my people
I have waited with the deepest anxiety
for good news of your safety and the
happy termination of your heroic and pro
longed defense. I grieve for the losses
nnd suffering experienced by the be
A Japanese warship has left Yokohama
for Shanghai, according to the Daily
Mall, to land troops and to protect Jap
anese subjects. The Dally Mail also an
nounces thal Germany will land a de
tachment at Shanghai. Further Yokoha
ma advices (o the same paper declare (hat
Germany and Russia ore objects of dis
trust to the Japanese ptess, which urgM
that Japan, having borne the chief burden
of operations, must see to It that the fu
ture of China is not determined merely
by the pleasure of the western Powers.
"Hlsfe t." says the correspondent, "that
determined action or the par! of Great
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SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1000.
POSTPONED THE CASE
YOITSFA’B ILLNESS PREVENTED
WILL BE HEARD THURSDAY.
PROVIDED THE DEFENDANT IS
ABLE TO APPEAR.
Affidavit Made by Youtsey as to
What He Expects to Prove by n
Lint of ell-lt nown Witnesses.
All Out of tlie State—'roundel De
clared He Believed They Could Be
Secured in October, Till AVlieu Con
tinuance Whs Asked.
Georgetown, Ky., Aug. 20.—The defense
to-day filed e motion for a continuance
until the October term in the ease of
Henry E. Youtsey, the young auditor’s
stenographer, who is indicted as one of
the principals in the Goebel murder. The
motion is based on the illness of the de
fendant, supported by the affidavits of two
physicians, oil the illness of his attor
neys and also on the absence of a large
number of important witnesses. An affi
davit was also filed by his counsel, stating
that subpoenas had been issued and re
turned unserved in the cases of a number
who were desired as witnesses, end the
defendant makes affidavit as to what he
expects to prove by them.
By ex-Governor W. S. Taylor. Charles
Finley, W. J. Davidson and R. N. Miller,
all of whom are out of the state, he says
he will prove that he was in the executive
office on Jan. 27 with a gun solely for the
purpose of protecting the building and oc
cupants from expected riot. He says that
Taylor and Miller will testify that upon
entering the executive building immedi
ately after the shooting Youtsey did not
say that Goebel had been killed, but that
he did not know what had happened; that
Charles Finley will testify that there was
but one key to the secretary of states’ of
fice; that Mrs. C. E. Nason will testify
that she saw defendant walk up the steps
to the east door of the executive building
so soon after the shooting that he could
not have engaged 1n it; that ex-Gov.Brad
ley will say he never talked with \V. H.
Culton or anybody else regarding a rumor
that Youtsey contemplated killing Goe
The court did not pass directly upon
the motion for a continuance, but said
that only one of the grounds set up in
the affidavit would be considered; that
of the illness of the defendant. He. there
fore, postponed the trial until next
Thursday morning, by which time it
would be determined whether Youtsey
will be able 10 stand trial.
During the sparring between the coun
sel over the matter, Col. L. J. Crawford,
Youtsey’s half-brother and leading coun
sel, made the statement that he believed
it possible to get all of the absent wit
nesses here in October, including ex-Gov.
Taylor, Charles Finley and R. N. Miller.
The venire of jurymen was then called
and the defense, through Col. Nelson,
moved to discharge this venire and sub
stitute one drawn from the jury wheel.
The argument over this was not finished,
and Judge Cantrill will sit to hear fur
ther argument to-morrow.
NOW THIS LOOKsTIKE WAR.
Houninnln anil Itulwnrln Seem About
to Come to Blow*— rtoili Coun
London, Aug. 21.—Referring to the ten
sion between Roumania and Bulgarin,
caused by the demand of the Roumanian
government for the arrest of Sarafow,
president of the Revolutionary Committee
at Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, together
with the suppression of that organization,
the Vienna correspondent of the Daily
"The Bulgarian reply to the note of
Roumania has been received at Mucha
rest. It is couched In aggressive terms.
Bulgarian troops are being continualiy
moved to the froniier. The Macedonian
Revolutionary Committee has collected
1,000 volunteers, under the command of
Bulgarian regular officers and will raid
"Three Roumanian army corps are
mobilizing. King Charles, speaking to his
officers Sunday, said:
“ 'Gentlemen, be ready for war, it can
happen at any moment. You will prove
yourselves worthy successors of the he
roes of 1877.’
“Addressing the minister of foreign af
fairs. he said:
“ 'Thus do the ungrateful Bulgarians
repay ail the blood we shed for them in
"The Roumanian minister at Sofia will
be immediately recalled.”
THE TRIM BLKSOMB HE WET.
He nivotiftceil Within Fifteen Miles
London, “Aug. 21.—Special dispatches
from Pretoria announce that Gen. DeWe-t
bivouacked fifteen miles from the city and
that Col. Mahon was briskly engaging
him yesterday (Monday) morning.
The Pretoria correspondent of the Stan
dard, wiring yesterday, rays:
"The tr(al of Lieut. Cordua of the Staats
Artillery, charged with being concerned
In the plot to kidnap Lord Roberts, was
resumed to-day. The public prosecutor
addressed the court tn a moderate speech,
contending thal the prisoner was earnest
in what he did and that there was no
evidence before the court that Gano orig
inated the plot. The court adjourned until
to-morrow, when the Judge advocate will
SEWS FROM SOUTH AFRICA.
Report of llrltlsli Victories Sen* by
London, Aug. 20—The war office has re
ceived the following dispatch from Lord
"lan Hamilton captured two Krupp guns
at Ollphant'a Neck Aug. 17. Three Brit
ish were wounded.
"Hamilton engaged the Boers all day
Aug. 19. at Roode Kopjes and Crocodile
river. There were few casuHliles.
"Rundic reports that 6M lioera surren
dered in the Harrlainltb district, Aug.
HAVE ANOTHER THEORY.
Police No Emitter Think Kathryn
Sellarn Wiim Killed l>y a Rob
ber—New Evidence Found.
New York. Aug. 20.—Frederick Scharn,
brother of Kathryn Scharn. the young
girl who was murdered in her apartments
Saturday night, and Lincoln E. Eisen
price, said to be the girl's lover, were ar
raigned to-day and held by the coroner.
Tho police no longer think robbery the
cause of the crime. Tho young woman
had been leading a double life, and the
detectives believe that a man she had
met in a dance hail may have killed her.
Dr. Donlin, coroner’s physician, per
formed an autopsy on the body of the
young woman to-day. Ho said the woman
was not hammered to death, but was
strangled. Assistant District Attorney
George Hennessy 10-night said that with
in forty-eight hours he expected that the
police would have the slayer of Miss
Scharn in custody.
Eisenprice, who has for the past eleven
years been employed as mail clerk in me
Western National Bank, first met Miss
Scharn four years ago. He had visited
her almost every week since they were
The search of the apartments where the
murder was committed revealed an tin
opened bundle, containing pillow slips,
stockings and some. lace. w r hlch was
wrapped in the paper of Bloomtngdale’s
store in this city. Inspector Harley suc
ceeded in finding the clerks who had sold
these articles. They at once recognised
the goods and the photographs of Miss
Scharn as the purchaser.
They said that the articles were sold
about 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon,
and at the time of their purchase Miss
Scharn was accompanied by a well
dressed young man of about 25 years.
They said that they would be able to
identify him again, and gave Inspector
Harley a full description of Miss Beharn’s
companion, mentioned certain peculiari
ties about him which they noticed at the
time of the sale, and said that he paid
for some of the things which the gird
They foiled to identify young Scharn
and Eisenprice and said that those men
did not in any way resemble the man
who visited the, store with the girl. In
spector Harley said that he expected to
get the man who bought the things for
Miss Scharn because of a special delivery
letter which furnished a clue. This letter
was delivered at the house on Saturday
afternoon. The letter made an appoint
ment with the unknown man. This ap
pointment culminated in the trip to
It was to keep this appointment with
the well dressed stranger that the young
woman broke an engagement to meet
A. FIERCE GALE WAS THIS.
l.nnUiitt bat Ton Minutes, It Wronght
Destruction in Sheboynran—Many
House* \\ ere Blown Down.
Sheboygan. Wls. f Aug. 20.—A terrific
windstorm struck This city to day, com
ing suddenly from the north. Eight
large buildings ivere completely wrecked
and 200 small houses were blown down,
causing a loss of $300,000.
At noon it was as dark as night and
intensely itot. A few moments before 1
o’clock the storm broke, increasing in
force until it became a tornado. People
were thrown down, and fences and signs
were hurled hundreds of feet. The storm,
which raged for only ten minutes, was
two miles wide.
The street car barns were wrecked and
car smashed to pieces. The electrical
wires were all blown down.
The roof of the warehouse of the
Crocker Chair Company was blown off
and thrown against the factory, wrecking
the building. The tent on a horse and
was torn from the ground and
blown away, leaving the animals to run
panic-stricken through the city.
The wind wrecked building after build
ing with tlie greatest rapidity, and there
was little warning of the approach of the
storm. The people In every case, however,
were out of their houses before the storm
struck, and those* who were hit by flying
lebris were only slightly injured. In the
factories the employes were in many
cases bruised and cut by wreckage. No
one was killed. *
t lmiil Burst In Wisconsin.
Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 20 —A cloudburst
struck here to-day, the fall of rain being
over \ x /z inches in half an hour. Much
damage Is reported to crops. Telephone
and telegraph wires suffered greatly.
WIFE AND Foi l! CHILDREN.
Were Killed by n Minnesota Farmer
With a Butcher Knife.
Arlington, Minn.. Aug. 20.—Theodore
Wallart, a farmer living eight miles from
here, to-day slaughtered his wffie and four
step-children with a butcher knife, a fifth
child was so badly wounded he may not
Wallart married a widow with a fam
ily. The couple recently separated, it is
understood Mrs. Wallart had taken steps
to secure a divorce. After committing
the crime Wallart set fire to the barns,
which were destroyed with their con
Wallart escaped with a sheriff* posse in
FEVER AT CIENFL EGOS.
A Case and Its Isolation Reported
h> the Quarantine Officer.
Washington, Aug. 20.—Assistant Sur
geon F. E. Trotter, the quarantine offi
cer at Clenfuegos, Cuba, in a cablegram
received by the Marine Hospital service
to-day, says thot a case of yellow fever
was removed from a hotel at Clenfuegos
Saturday and isolated outside the city.
Quarantine Officer Trotter says that af
ter due inquiry he is sure that three- yel
low fever cases are all that have occurred
so far in Clenfuegos.
STEW ART FOR McKINLKY.
Tlie Nevada Senator Made a Call at
tlie Kcpuhl Icon Headquarters.
New York. Aug. 20.—Senator Wll-llam H.
Stewart of Nevada culled at Republican
headquarters to-day and said he had de
cided to vote for President McKinley. He
made a statement In which he denounced
the anti-imperialists for giving aid and
comfort to the Phi Ippine rebellion and
condemn* Mr. Bryan for p omislng to at
tempt to “extend the Monroe doctrine to
New Turkish Minister.
Constantinople, Aug. 30. ~ Schckll Bey,
head of the cipher bureau of the foreign
office, ha* been appointed Turkish min in
ter to the United States, in placAe of All ;
Fsrrvuh Bey, recalled.
HANDY WITH HIS GUN
HARRINGTON KILLED THREE \ND
WAS KILLED IN TIHN.
DRINK AND FANCIED WRONGS
FURNISHED THE INCENTIVES FOR
THE BLOODY DKEDS.
Misnnurl Physician Shot His Fncle,
Hi* Mot her-in-Luv mid the She rill’.
Son of the Sheriff Then Killed the
Murderer—Harrington Forced III*
Year-Old Daughter to Wltne**
Hi* Blond > Work—He Wan Search
ing; fr Hi* V\ Ife.
Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 20.—A pecu
liarly distressing quadruple tragedy took
place to-day at Farley, a small town
across the river in Missouri. Dr. Slur
ley Harrington, a physician of Farley,
drunk and imagining fancied wrongs,
killed James Wallace, his uncle, a wealthy
farmer; Mrs. Wallace, Harrington’s
mother-in-law, and J. P. Dillingham,
sheriff of Platte county, who tried to ar
rest him, and was in turn shot dead by
Harry Dillingham, the sheriff’s son.
Before he was cornered by the sheriff’s
posse, Harrington held up the clerk In a
general store at the point of his revol
ver and exchanged shots with the clerk,
firing Into a crowd of spectators. Har
rington’s 12-yoar-old daughter was a forc
ed witness of the different stages of the
tragedy, the physician taking her with
him in his buggy ns he went from place
to place on his bloody errand.
Saturday night Harrington qui fire led
with hi.- wife and drove her from horn*,
threatening her life. He had had words
with James Wallace over a line fence
and had been on a protracted spree. Mr*.
Harrington had not returned home this
morning, and Harrington, repairing to
Wallace’s home, demanded to know where
she could be found. Wallace professed to
have no knowledge of her whereabouts,
whereat Harrington whipped out a re
volver and shot him twice, once in the
head and once through the heart.
Leaving his victim as he lay, Harring
ton drove half a mile to the home of .Mi'll.
William Wallace and again demanded to
know of his wife. To Mrs. Wallace’s an
swer that she knew nothing of Mrs. Har
rington, the physician shot her dead be
fore she could make on outcry.
The cause of the shooting is said to be
trouble caused by Harrington’s having
been expelled from the Masonic lodge of
Farley. He was expelled s<me time ago,
and charged his uncle, James Wallace,
and Daniel Cannon with being instrumen
tal in the proceedings. It is said he made
the threat that he would clean out every
Mason in 'Platte county for this action.
No reason ha* been ascribed for Har
rington’s having shot his mother-in-lnw,
except that he was crazed with liquor
Tho Wallaces were among tho most re
spected citizens of Platte.
GOMEZ ON DELEGATES.
The 01*1 General Offer* Hl* View* to
Hl* Fellow Countrymen.
Havana, Aug. 20.—Gen. Maximo Gomez
publishes a letter in Lucha, regarding
tho election of delegates to the forthcom
ing constitutional convention, which he
asks all the pai>ers of the island to print.
It is addressed to the old soldiers of the
revolutions of 1886 and 1895. Gen. Gomez
says in part:
“Ideas must not bo confounded with
principles. Honor demands that principles
should bo saved, even at the cost of life.
The convention should consist of genuine
revolutionists; and it will so consist, un
less the people, flattered by fine words, al
low what they have conquered to bo tak
en away from them.
“Nobody should be allowed to enter the
convention who formerly defamed the rev
olution, unless Cubans wish* to outrage
honor nnd duty. The enemy are working
hard; but let Cubans remember that those
who opposed the revolution cannot be ac
cepted at the last moment. Many rich
and intellectual persons have shown oppo
sition to the revolution. All these shou and
be left out. Patriotism has the right to
choose the worthy—not Ihe most wis*—
until the republic Is established.
“Although all parties may be outwardly
harmonious, still old scores will not be
forgotten. Therefore, let the Spaniard®
stand aside until uil enn enter equal
through the gates of the republic.”
OBJECTED TO BRIAN.
Philadelphia G. %. R.’fl Will Be Few
at the Encampment.
Philadelphia, Aug. 20. James M. Morri
son, state detriment commander of tho
Grand Army of the Republic, to-day an
nounced that but three of the thirty-six
posts in this city, with a membership of
7,000, will send delegations to the notional
encampment in Chicago next week. Com
maider Morrison stated that this action
is the result of the invitation given to
William J. Bryan to attend the encamp
“It i* customary,” said Mr. Morrison,
“to Invite the President, but never a
candidate, and the old soldiers express
indignation, because they object to poli
tic* being injected into the encampment.
The delegation from this city will con
sist of about 150 ment, the smallest num
ber that has attended an encampment
during the past twenty years.”
HERE IH HOHKVtI.K OF W\U.
Julian Ralph Quote* a Diplomat or
London, Aug. 21.—Julian Ralph, In the
Daily Mull this morning, quotes from a
diplomat of high standing, whose name
in not given, who declares that Russia is
vigorously endeavoring to secure Ameri
can support and to break the harmony
existing between the United States and
“England,” says the diplomat In ques
tion, “has no first-class Power except
America w’hich offers her the slightest
ground for hoping a friendly hearing of
her case. The bitter feeling of to-day will
generate war against her to-morrow. Rus
sia’s plan, which Is encouraged by Aus
tria-Hungary, France urid Germany, is to
•trip Great Britain of all support to ieav#
her naked before uUt wu begins,”
GEN. J. B. GORDON S REPLY.
He Answer* the New Orleans Anao- I
elation** Criticism—Hl* Con
science I* III* Guide.
Atlanta, Aug. 20.—Gen. John R. Gor
don. commander-in-chief of the United
Confederate Veterans, has prepared a re
ply to a resolution recently adopted by
a camp of Confederate Veterans at New
Orleans, condemning the Blue and Gray
reunion in Atlanta, recommending that
no more similar reunions be held nnd
protesting against Gen. Gordon accept
ing an invitation to the Grand Army of
the Republic reunion, at Chicago. The
reply is us follows:
“Kirkwood, Ga., Aug- 20.—T0 the Con
federate Association of the Army of Ton*
n< ssee: Comrades—A resolution recently
adopted by your association at the in
stance of Gen. Chaleron, criticizing sev
eral acts or supposed acts of mine, en
tirely escaped my attention at the time
of its appearance in the public press, and
1 have just seen it for the first time. 1
understand this action of your associa
tion to moan a formal nnd public notice
that you disapprove of my participation
In the Blue and Gray meeting which re
cently occurred In Atlanta; end, also,
ihat if means a formal and public protest
by your association against my accept
ance of an invitation extended to me by
the Grand Army of the Republic and by
the Executive Committee of the citizens
“The object OT this reply to your reso
lution, which you failed to send me, is
not to call In question the right of your
association to criticize any official act of
mine which does not meet your approval.
1 do wish, however, to state kindly, but
frankly and plainly, that my own con
science and my own conception of duty
must be my guide In the future as in the
“As to the courteous and cordial invi
tation of both the G. A. R and of the Ex
ecutive Committee of Ctiietego citizens. I
have to state that I greatly appreciate the
compliment paid me by that invitation,
nd the spirit which prompted It. Cir
cumstances, however, rendered It impossi
ble for me to accept, nnd I so notified the
officers and committees nearly two months
ago. But, in this connection, also, I wish
to say that I must be the Judge now and
hereafter of the propriety of accepting in
vitations from any section of the country
or any class of my fcllow-ctountrymati.
“In order that there may be no possible
misunderstanding of my position on these
and all kindred matters. I repent my sole
guide must bo my own convictions of duty
to this whole country and to the South
ern |>eople, whose glorious record in all
the ;*ast, whose traditions, dignity and
honor I have endeavored to defend and
uphold ar all times in all sections and un
der all conditions.
"In conclusion, let it be definitely under
stood that so long as Providence permit*
me to speak or labor, I shall continue the
efforts which I have made* for thirty years
in the interest of sectional harmony and
unity. Whatever I can do will assuredly
be dorte for the truth of history, for Jus
tice to the South and to all sections, for
fostering our cherished memories, for the
obliteration of all sectional bitterness* and
for the settlement of all sectional contro
versies on a basis consistent with the hon
or nnd the manhood nnd the self-respect
of all. J. B. Gordon.”
DENIED HIS RFC*LEST.
Judge Wallace Would Not Revoke
III* Order In the Neely Fane.
New York. Aug. 20.—Judge Wallace of
the United States Circuit Court this after
noon and tiled tho request of United States
Attorney Burnett for a revocation of his
recent order in the Neely case, by which
Neely was remanded to the custody of the
United States marshal, pending an appeal
to the United States Supreme Court from
the denial of u writ of habeas corpus.
Judge Wallace said that be would await
further developments in the extradition
Judge Wallace said if it seemed neces
sary or expedient he would permit Nee
ly’a counsel to make a further applica
tion for a writ of habeas corpus, and take
such action thereupon an was proper. Mr.
Lindsay then submitted anew petition
for a writ of habeas corpus, as suggested
by Judge Wallace.
Immediately upon adjournment the new
petition was filed in the clerk’s office of
the Circuit Court.
GIIF/ST OF THE PRESIDENT.
Governor Boone* elt Wn* Entertain
ed ot the White Houmc.
Washington*, ' Aug. 20.—Gov. Theodore
Roosevelt of New York is in Washington,
the guest of President McKinley at the
White House. The Preeident and Mrs.
McKinley had invited the cabinet mcm
bera and others to meet the Governor nt
dinner at the White? House, the party In
cluding Postmaster General Emory Smith,
Secretary and Mrs. Gage, Secretary Wil
son, Secretary Hitchcock and Adjutant
Soon after dinner the invited guests
withdrew. Various political and other
matters were discussed by the presiden
tial and vice presidential candidates, tho
conference lasting until midnight.
No statement other than this wan made
aa to the conference. <4ov. Roonevelt
expects to remain here until to-morrow.
(IBANK AT WEST POINT.
Visit to the Military Academy Paid
ly the Teacher*.
West Point, N. Y., Aug. 20.—The Cuban
teachers arrived here by boat at 2 o’clock.
Col. Mills, superintendent of the acade
my, Quartermaster Bellinger and Adjt.
Rivers were in waiting ut the landing fo
receive them. As many as could be were
a* < ommoda<ed with stages and carriages
to convey them up the long hill. They
were escorted by soldiers detailed for that
purpose through all the buildings of In
terest. Adjf. Rivers hud a guide book
printed in Hpanlsh for their enlighten
ment. They were Interested and delight
ed In everything they saw.
They left here to return to New Y’ork
at 3 o’clock.
CALLED THE FLAGS DOWN.
Lincoln Connell Delivered n Hlosv at
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 20.—The City Coun
cil to-day adopted n resolution ordering
the flags strung across the streets bear
ing the pictures of McKinley nnd Roose
\elt taken down, on the ground that the
p acing of flags and banners across the
streets is contrary to the city ordinance.
The resolution was Introduced by a
Democratic member. It was carried with
out a dissenting vote, the Republican
member* not realizing what It meant.
The council Is Republican, 11 to 3. The
Republicans aay R will be rescinded at
ihe next tiieeling.
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.SI A YEAR
TO KEEP COTTON UP
c. ii. jonnw issiks \ call for
GENER %L MEETINGS.
FARMERS MUST ORGANIZE.
IIN ORGANIZATION THE STAPLE CAN
BRING TEN ( ENTS.
Prenident of the Georgia Cotton
Grower*’ Protectee % *orlii t lon
Give* Tlii* Assurance—Farmers In
Counties Where They \re Not %1-
rendy Orgiinli.ed < ailed t port to
Meet the First Tuesday In Septem
ber—Text of Jordan'* < all.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 20. Hon. O. H. Jor
dan, president of the Georgia Cotton
Growers’ Protective Association, has is
sued. a call for meetings in the coun
ties to form sub-organizations. Follow
ing is a copy of the call:
“In view of the fact that, the cotton
season will soon be upon us. and many
counties in the state not having yet per
fected sub-brnnehes of the State Associa
tion by reason of my utter inability to
make a complete personal canvass of tho
state and properly attend to other im
portant duties devolving upon my official
position, I have deemed it best to issue
this general call for a meeting to be held
in all the counties at their respective
county seats on (he first Tuesday in Sep
tember for the purpose of perfecting sub
organization without further delay.
“To that end, 1 hereby call upon the
farmers, bankers, merchants, ginners,
warehousemen and other trades and pro
fessions in those counties not yet organ
ized to meet at their respective county
seats on the. first Tuesday in September
next at 10 o’clock a. m.. at which time
the election of county officers can be had
and tho names of members Joining tbs
The main objects and purposes of the
Cotton Growers’ Protective Association
are generally known to our people
through wide nnd general discussion
throughout tho country during the past
three months. 1 will, however, furnish
to every county literature fully explain
ing th** movement and what we seek to
accomplish by organization. If the cot
ton growers of the country will combine
In a determined effort to control prices
this season, we can easily secure 10 cents
per pound for our staple. If past meth
ods are employed in the sale of the crop,
prior 8 will drop to 7 cents, and may go
“The association will throw’ around all
member* every protection possible In the
sale of the crop. Under existing condi
tions, there can be no question of con
trolling prices this season by united con
cert of action in marketing the crop with
nn intelligent idea of tho true situation.
There Is now a determined effort on the
part of the speculntorw and spinners to
depress prices at the opening of the sea
son to 7 cen<* per pound. The world is
short of raw cotton, and there is none
In sight, except that which is growing
In the fields. The present crop will not
yield more than 10,000,000 bales, which will
not be sufficient to supply the demand
for American cotton during (he next
“Let us combine and hold back n por
tion of the crop, marketing slowly, and
we can command 10 cents per pound for
our staple. All of the cotton states are
actively agitating this movement, and
many of them wiil be fully organized
by the middle of September. We have
the opi>ortunUy presented, and I call upon
our people to come actively together on
the day fixed, as above indicated, and de
termine to secure a fair profit on the
product of their labor.
“The Georgia State Agricultural Socie
ty, in convention at Dublin, on the flth
Inst., unanimously indorsed th!s call for
organization to secure higher prices for
our cotton and pledged their individual
and collective support in behalf of the
movement on Sept. 4. The bankers of
the state have guaranteed their willing
ness and ability to advance three-fourths
the value of all cotton held in storage.
Alabama has organized. South Carolina
will organize on Sept. ♦. All the other
cotton states are agitating the movement,
and we can whip the fight tbls season,
saving to the farmers of Georgia alone
more than $15,000,000, which they will lose
if the crop Is forced on the market and
sacrificed at 7 cents per pound.
(Signed) “Harvl® Jordan.
“President Georgia Cotton Growers’ Pro
WEAR BRESCI BI TTONK.
Tlie Regicide I* Being Vomited by
tlie Display of 111* Picture.
New York. Aug. 20.—A lot of Bresct
buttons have !>een brought to Paterson,
N. J., from Newark, and they ure finding
a ready sale in the anarchist quarters.
Only the radicals wear them, but they
are being bought freely by others us curi
osities. The buttons have a picture of
the slayer of the King of Italy, and above
it his name.
Several secret service men are at work
here trying to establish the Mentlty oi
the man “Mabor,” who is sold to hav®
written a letter relative to the crime of
Bresci in killing the King of Italy and
telling of the alleged plot of the an
urchUts to kill President McKinley.
RAIBI9 HAVE BEEN GENERAL.
Lord Carson Report* Favorably
London, Aug. 20.—The viceroy of India,
Lord Curzon, telegraphs that the heavy
general rainfall has continued In of
the affected tracts. The crops promise
well in the central provinces and Berar.
Sowing is active elsewhere, and the neces
sity for free kitchens will shortly disap
pear. Prices, however, ure still very
Cholera is prevalent throughout Hyder
abad, and in Bombay. There are 5,688,100
people receiving relief.
CHIC AGO II 1,09.^173.
Official (en*a* Count Give* the City
Washington, Aug. 20—The population of
the city of Chicago In I*o, according to
the official count of tho return, of the
iwelfth c*ru, la 1,698.575. In 1890 the pop
ulation aai 1,1/99.850,
Theae figures show for the city, aa a
whole, an lncreare In population of 598.-
728, or 54.44 per cent., from 1890 to 1900.
The population In 1880 was 008,185. show
ing an Increase of riW.St*. or 1ii.68 per
cent., fr.m iB6O to XBW.