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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. .- . Incorporated ISSS
J. H. ESTILI President.
CONFERRED ON CHINA
CABISET COXSIDERKD QUESTIONS
REJECTED EARL LI’S APPEAL
DOUBTFUL IF THEBE IS NOW A CHI.
Tower* Will Probably Keep Their
Force* oil the Ground to Insure a
Semblance of Stuble Government.
\o Indignities to Their Majesties.
They May Be Punished, However,
if Responsible for Atrocities—Mes
sage From Conger.
Washington, Aug. 21.—The cabinet ses
sion to-day practically opened the con
sideration of the momentous questions
growing out of the capture of Pekin and
the war in China. Until to-day's session,
the absorbing question has been the safety
of Minister Conger and the legationers at
Pekin. Now, however, that has given
place to problems of a more intricate and
far-reaching character, touching the very
existence of the Chinese empire and the
part which the American government is
to take in the reconstruction of that
The meeting to-day was devoted entirely
to the Chinese situation. Secretaries Root
and Hay, who have been most active in
directing nffairs, were absent from the
ci:y. so that the attendance, comparative
ly was small, the President having with
him Secretaries Gage, Hitchcock, Wilson
and Postmaster General Charles Emory
Question Before the Cabinet.
Several questions were awaiting atten
tion. First of these was the application
of Li Hung Chang for the appointment
of Minister Conger or some other commis
sioner to negotiate for the cessation of
hostilities. The decision arrived at was
to reject this appeal, and a reply of this
character will be sent to Minister Wu to
be forwarded to Li Hung Chang. The
moving cause for this action is that this
government is at present very much in
the dark as to whether there is any ex
siting government in China. With the
capital in the hands of the allies, the Em
peror and Empress Doivager fugitives in
hiding and the entire governmental fabric
paralyzed, there is no evidence of an au
thority adequate to conduct negotiations
end secure results which will be final and
It was stated by members of the cabi
net that the Chinese establishment, in
stead of being a government, appears to
be an enormous, headless affair, with
out kn wkdge of what is for its best
g od and without power to enforce its
' i hs. With the recognized rulers in
lliyht no one seems to know who, if any
body. is dire ting its affairs.
As China is ;tl absolute monarchy.
"it out any 1 gislative branch, the Em
•H ,or and Kmp ess Dowager are all pow
• iful. and piaeii.aly hey are the Em-
I'iie of C.iina. Under the present re
markable conditions, the United States
"*!• ac f with extreme caution in what
evcr steps it may take toward a solu
,:°n of the per.d ng: problems. In the
meantime tlvre is reason to believe that
t o Uni ed States and all the other pow
-1r interested will keep their armed
forces on the ground so that order may
he main allied, and at least a semblance
of -‘■table government brought out of the
\o Promise of rmmunlf
The reply of this government to the ap
peal of the viceroys of Nan King and
Hunan, that no indignities be offered the
Kmperor and Empress Dowager, is a for
mal acknowledgment of the receipt of the
communication with a satisfactory assur
ance that no indignities would be offered
the persons of their majesties. This re
ply is couched in the polite language of
diplomacy, but it is understood that It
does not in any way commit the govern
ment to refrain from imposing on the Em
peror and Empress Dowager any penalty
that subsequently might be decided upon
In case it is proved that they were di
rectly responsible for the recent atrocities.
This question of fixing responsibility
where it belongs and imposing any punish
ment that may be deemed fitting has not
received formal consideration as yet. The
answer to the two viceroys, ap
pea accordingly is a diplomatic as
surance that the rights of the Emperor
and Empress Dowager will be protected,
but does not impose any barrier to a
proper punishment, such as may be sanc
tioned by civilized usage, for any offense
which hereafter may be held to call for
in accounting. This is the interpretation
jiven the reply by a cabinet official to
night. The. question of responsibility will
nave to be worked out slowly.
\ Dispatch From longer.
The cabinet had before it a messogc
from Minister Conger received last night.
%fter the meeting the state department
nade public portions of the dispatch, as
“United State* Legation, Pekin (No
late, via Che Foo, Aug. 20.—T0 Secretary
State, Washington—Saved. Relief arrived
•o-day. Entered city with little troubie.
>o not yet know where imperial family
Except deaths already reported ail
Americans alive and well. Desperate ef
'om made last night to exterminate ue.
dltchell, American soldier and a Russian
nd Japanese wounded, Herman killed.
Advise Woodward, Chicago; Conger, Den
Moines; Sims, Council BlufTs; Conger,
Pasadena; Porter, Paris.
“Conger, by Fowler, Che F00.,,
H will be observed that the portions
liven out are extracts from Minister Con
ftsr’s message. It was eiated that these
portions cover such features as the gov
ernment desires to make pubile at this
Imr. The entire, message was before the
taMnet. and the portion not given out
refers to the quettlons of
bd to Chinese Internal arts Is, upon
ehlch the minister speaks as the advia<r
* the government rather than as the me.
Hum of communicating nctusl occur
Kwi Mat Fall Esough.
It had been hoped that Minister Ctn
k-Fa advices, aa well as thore from Oen.
Chafiee. would be amplp by this time to
afford the Washington officials full op
portunity to deal with perplexing ques
tions raised by the Chinese disturbances.
Gen. Chsiffee has not been heard from,
and the Corgcr mes6agre was not as com
plete as the authoriti here had desired.
It was sta'ed to-day that messages may
bo sent from here to our representat ves
in China specifically calling for more de
Aside from the consideration given to
particular questions raised by the Con
ner dispatch, the appeal of Li Hung:
Chang: and that of the Southern viceroys,
the cabinet also had time to look over
t e broad fie’d of Chinese affairs. There
was ro effort, however, at this early
stage to outline a general policy. This
will come later and will be to considera
ble extent the outgrowth of the govern
ment's action upon the various issues
as they may be presented.
APPEAL OF THE VICEROYS-
Internntionn 1 Law Does %ot Demand
the Granting: of the Request
Washington. Aug. 21.—The state depart
ment to-day received an appeal from the
viceroys of Nan Kin and Hunan, asking
that no personal indignities he shown the
Emperor and Empress Dowager and re
peating assurances of friendship and of
maintaining quiet in South China if this
were observed. The communication from
the viceroys came through Minister Wu
and was delivered by him to Mr. Adee
Earl Li Hung Chang has signified h*9
intention of leaving Shanghai for Pekin
as soon as he receives the reply of the
Powers to his request of yesterday for
The application of the Chinese viceroys
is, In effect, a request that the Chinese
sovereigns shall not he made prisoners of
war. It is said that the powers are au
thorized. under the rules and practice of
international law. to accede to this re
quest or not, as they may deem best.
The request is not one of right, but its
granting is dependent entirely upon what
the Powers may consider best for their
It is an established principle of inter
national low' that “members of the en
emy’s royal family, his chief ministers of
state and his diplomatic agents are liable
to capture, even though they may not be
actually engaged in hostile operations.
Their position makes them so important
to the enemy In the conduct of his war
that they cannot be treated as ordinary
NOT KNOW N WHERE THEY ARE.
lint the Government Is Informed of
Their Mejenties* Departure.
Washington, Augi 21.—The government
has received positive confirmation from
official Chinese sources of the departure
of the Emperor and Empress Dowager
from Pekin. They went westward, but
the point at which they are now located
was not given.
CHINESE MOBS AT WORK,
Yellow Fiends Still Hukj Destroying
Washington. Aug. 21.—The Japanese le
gation has received a dispatch from the
Japanese consul at Amoy, saying that
Chinese mobs continue to work devasta
tion In that neighborhood and have de
stroyed several chapels.
Regarding: the South African Trou
ble Published in London.
London, Aug. 21.—Truth to-morrow will
publish correspondence advising that pa
per of the seizure at Pretoria of a com
promising letter from Montague White,
former consul general of the South Afri
can Republic, to Secretary of State Reitz,
dated Aug. 4, 1899, and two letters from
Mr. Henry Labouchere to Mr. White, dat
ed, respectively, Aug. 2, 1899, and Aug. 4.
1899, w’hich Mr. White appears to have
inclosed to Secretary Reitz, and a letter
to Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, the Secre
tary of Slate for the Colonies, inviting
Mr. Labouchere to offer explanations or
observations thereon, and Mr. Labou
Mr. Labouehere’s letters are brief and
amount to advice To the Transvaal to
gain time by acceptance of the proposed
commission to settle the franchise ques
tions, together with an expression
of opinion* from Sir Henry Campbell-
Bannerman. the Liberal leader in the
House of Commons and the Liberals gen
erally, that the British cabinet proposed
the appointment of the commission with
the view' of giving Mr. Chamberlain a
chance to climb down, and that the cab
inet was determined to have no war. He
"The President has a great opportunity
to give 'Joe' another fall. The great thing
Is to gain time. In a few months we
shall be howling about some other part of
Mr. Labouchere’a reply to Mr. Cham
berlain admits the letters are genuine, but
declines to recognize Mr. Chamberlain's
pretension to ask for an explanation on a
matter concerning which he is “only re
sponsible to Parliament and my constit
usents,” and invites Mr. Chamberlain, in
ihe pursuance of his "new diplomacy.” to
publish all the correspondence between
the colonial office and the governors of
Natal and Cape Colony and between the
governors and military commanders In
Sotuli Africa, “so that the public may be
aide to form a sound opinion on the whole
business, Including the inadequate prepar
ations and Initial reverses, and also es
pecially the Hawklesly correspondence."
FROAI INSI'R ANCB COMPANIES.
Rnssia Will Borrow From on Amrrl
London, Aug. 22,-It Is reported from
Odessa, according to a dispatch to the
Daily Express, that in consequence of the
strain upon Russia's financial resources,
owing to the Chinese campaign, a spe
cially accredited representative of the
Russian minister of finance. M. Pe Witte,
has concluded, or Is about, to, conclude,
"an arrangement with a syndicate of all
the great insurance companies in the
United States" for a loan of 300,000,000 rou
STRUCK OY A METEOR.
darned a Hole in a Minister'* Sleeve
and Fell to tlie Ground.
Richmond, Va.. Aug. 21.— Rev. Mr. Bur
ton o' Mad son Court House Vo, woa
s ruck by a meotoric stone last Sunday
aft rroon. 'll fell inside hla coate]*'eve,
burning hla atm and a hole in hla coat,
thrm gii which It feel to the ground. It
was intensely hot, and It was some time
beloto it could be touched with tho baud.
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1900.
ASSAULT ON PEKIN
HOW THE ALLIES MADE THE AT
TACK ON THE CITY.
STORY OF THE STORMING.
RELIEF CAME JUST IN TIME FOR
American nnd Russian Kings Planted
on the Walls nt 11 O’clock. Lust
Tuesday—Jo panose llorc the Brunt
of the Fifth ting—Foreign Forces
Abandoned a Concerted I’lnn and
Pushed Forward Independently on
Henriiift Heavy Kirhiftr.
Copyright. 1900, the Associated Press.
Pekin. Aug. 14, via Che Foo, Aug. 21.
The American and Russian flags wore
planted on the east wall of Pekin at 11
o’clock this morning. The India troops
entered the British legation at 1 and the
Americans at 3. There was a joyful re
ception from the wall.
The emaciated legationers could have
lasted but little longer. They had only
three days’ rations. The Chinese had
been attacking furiously for two days.
Four thousand shells fell in the legation
during the siege. Sixty-five were killed,
and one hundred and sixty w’ounded.
The Japanese began the battle before
daylight, and they are still fighting about
the north wall, where a part of the Chi
nese are defending the Imperial City.
The Japanese casualties have not yet been
ascertained. The Russians had five killed
and twelve wounded. The Americans and
British had a few wounded.
The plan was to make a general attack
to-morrow, and the troops were arriving
at camp, five miles east, all night. They
were completely exhausted, and slept in
the cornfields in the rain. The generals,
however, alarmed at the sounds of a
heavy attack on the legations, pushed for
ward independently, the British, Ameri
cans and French on the left of the river
and the Russians and Japanese on the
Beginning at 2 o’clock this morning, the
Japanse diverted the brunt of the resist
ance to the northern city, their artillery
engaging the Chinese heavily there. The
Americans and British met with but lit
tle resistance until they entered the city,
where there was 6treet fighting. Reilly’s
battery attempted to breach the 'inner
wall. The troops finally entered the for
eign settlements through the canal.
Company E, Fourteenth United States
Infantry, planted its flag on the outer
wall, Musician Titus scaling the wall with
a rope, by means of which the others
climbed to the top.
The Chinese had continually violated the
The food supplies sent to the legations
by the Empress Dowager were sufficient
for one day.
YUNG LU WAXES WARM.
Commander-In-Chief Say* **For.-lgn
Devil!,** Are Coward*,—Are De
pendent on China.
Hong Kong, Aug. 21.—A prominent re
former has obtained from the Yamen run
ners a letter from Gen. Y'ung Lu, com
mander-in-chief of the Northern armies,
to General Tung Fu Sian, commanding the
Kan Su troops, saying:
“It is not convenient to accomplish my
secret orders," and proceeding:
“The foreign devils, counting their su
perior s.trength in warships and guns,
have dared to exert all their power to rob
and Insult us, but their populations are
small and entirely dependent on the Chi
nese productions. China now possesses
cannon and rifles and plenty of well-train
"I don't fear the foreigners. In the ease
of San Mun I refused Italy, with the result
that nothing was taken. It is evident the
foreign devils are cowards. I and Prince
Tuan recently obtained the help of millions
df Boxers, possessing magic boldness. I
swear to murder all the foreigners, with
the assistance of the Boxers, who are sup
plied with arms."
Gen. Tung Fu Sian, in his reply, which
was also obtained, says he is of the same
opinion, and places the Kan Su trooi>s at
Gen. Young Lu's disposal.
SHOWED DASII AND GO.
What Admlrnl Seymour Is Said to
llnve Solti of Americano.
I.ondon. Aug. 22.—The Daily Express
prints this morning a long letter, said to
have been written by Vice Admiral Sey
mour, in which he stoutly defends his ac
tion in advancing to the relief of the le
gatloners when he did, saying:
"Two or three times our prospects were
very dork and disaster seemed proboble.
Y'et I never regretted that I had started,
as I could not have respected myself if
I had not done so.”
Referring to the difficulties of controll
ing mixed troop* and to their character
istics, he says: "The Germans we admire
most; but for the dash end go, none sur
passed, e>r, perhaps, equalled the Ameri
cans. The French had no particular rap
prochement with any other nationality.
The Germans and Russians were Inclined
to hold together; but the Americans were*
with us always."
INDORSE AMERICAN ACTION.
London Papers Approve the Refusal
London. Aug. 22, 3:68 >. m.—ln the news
that ranches London this morning direct
from China there to nothing to confirm
the report that the Empress Dowager ha*
been run to earth. The foreign envoys,
according to the Shanghai correspondent
of the Daily Express, are proceeding to
Tien Tsin. The same correspondent avers
that the Sacred City was entered Aug.
15. two days earlier than Rear Admiral
"The flag of the allies," says the. Shang
hai correspondent of the Daily Mail, wir
ing yesterday, “are now* floating over
the Imperial palace. Street fighting, how
ever. continues. Considerable assistance
in the capture of Pekin wus rendered by
4,000 armed native Christians. The lega
tions were enabled to hold out by pur
chasing ammunition from the Chinese.
American action In refusing to deal with
Li Hung Chang in the peace proposal
meets with unanimous approval from the
morning papers. The Standard says:
“We imagine that other Powers will
(awe the same course, at any rate until
Earl Li produces satisfactory evidence of
his authority to negotiate.’’
The Daily Chronicle says: "Mr. Con
ger has at last opened the eyes of th*
Suite Department to the real character of
WAITING ON UNITED STATES.
Their Answer to Li Hunft Chang:
\\ ntclied for I>> Germany.
Berlin, Aug. 21.—Referring to Li Hung
Chang’s latest request to Washington for
mediation, a high official of the German
foreign office said to a correspondent of
the Associat and Press to-day: “Germany
is waiting to see what answer the United
States will make. If Washington is con
vince*! that Earl Li represents any re
sponsible Chinese government, it could, of
course, undertake a mediatory role for the
establishment of peace; but Germany is
confident that, in any case, the United
States will not separate themselves from
the concert of Powers.”
General attention has hern attracted
by an interview published in the Frank
fur er Zeitung between that paper’s cor
le-pondent at Tokio and Lieut, von
Grohn, who wa.s wounded In Admiral
Seymours expedition. Li ut von Gtohn
says: "At the b. ginning wounded ’Box
ers’ were rent to the hospi:l* at Tien
Ts rr. but it was seen later that this was
a mistake. Hence an order was given to
ki.l all Cl inarren able to stand, not even
to spare the wounded, but particularly to
make absolutely no prisoners w’hatever."
1.1 APPEALS TO FRANCE.
He SnftftestM Pichon or Some Other
ns n Pence Envoy.
Paris, Aug. 21.—The French foreign of
fice has received from Li Hung Chang a
request similar to the one addressed to
the United States government asking for
the appointment of M. Pichon, the French
minister at Pekin, or another person, to
represent France at the peace negotia
tions. It is said that all the Pow’ers have
received a like message.
MANDARINS MORE FRIENDLY.
Some Have Commanded the Chinese
to Avoid Sedition.
London, Aug. 21.—Advices from the
piovincial capitals show' that the atti
tude of the southern mandarins has been
far more friendly since the allies reached
Pekin. Some of the magistrates have
been issuing proclamations commanding
the Chinese to attend to business, to
avoid sedition and acknowledging that
the invasion of the foreigners is justified.
OVATION FOR AON WALDfQRSEE.
EntliiiMiusm Murk* Ills .Journey To
Berlin. Aug. 21.—Cress dispatches de
scribe Count von Waldersee’s trip south
as a triumphal procession with "enthusiaa
tic ovations, the like of which had not
been seen since 1870-71." At Munich the
reception was especially warm, all the
Princes there participating. When saying
farewell, the field marshal remarked:
"If matters continue like that, I shall
arrive too late."
YON WALDEH9EE AT HOME.
He Will Breakfast This Morning:
AAfith Kinft Aletor Enutinnnel.
Rome, Aug. 21.—Field Marshal Count
von Waldersee, the commander-in-ehtef of
the allied forces in China, arrived here
this evening. He will take breakfast with
King Victor Emmanuel and the minister
of foreign affairs, Marquis Visconti Ve
nosta, to-morrow morning.
FLED WITH TREASURE.
Reported the Empress Donager Car
ried ."10,000,000 Tnel*.
Paris, Aug. 21.—The Temps publishes a
dispatch from Shanghai, dated Aug. 21,
saying it is reported that the Dowager
Empress fled from Pekin with treasure
amounting to fifty million taels, and that
she is "surrounded by Japanese cavalry."
THIS CAME % BIT LATE.
Admiral Bruce Reported Upon the
Entrance o f the Allien.
Londoji, Aug. 21.—The following dis
patch has been received from Rear Ad
miral Bruce: .
Taku, Aug. 19 (Sunday).—The nllles are
reported to have entered the sacred city
of Pekin Aug. 17.
TIEN TSIN LINE CUT.
The Position of the Allien In Non
Shanghai, Aug. 21.—The foreign officials
here learn that the telegraph line from
Tien Tsin has been cut. The position of
the allies Is uncertain, and a large body
of Chinese troops has taken to the field.
Chinese Troopn Moving:.
Tien Tsin (Thursday), Aug. 16.-'About
5 009 ( hinese trrops, which are reported
io have been at Sung Liu Chlrg, left t *>-
cav for Pei T.-ang. and 2.0 0 more Chi
nese tro p* have gone towards Tung
Appointed on the Staff.
Paris, Aug. 21.—C01. Marrhand of Fa
ehoda fame has been appointed to the
general staff of the China expeditionary
Anan she Kal Deoil,
Bhanghal. Aug. 21.—Yuan She Kal, the
governor of Shan Tung, is dead.
WANTS A POSTPONEMENT.
llresel Thinks Witnesses From the
United States Could Help Him.
Rome. Aug. 21— Bread, ths assassin of
King Humbert, has asked for a postpone
ment of his trial until witnensea can ar
rive there from ths United fltatea.
lIftYAN AI" PE A LED TO REPI RLIC ANS
TO VOTE WITH DEMOCRATS.
NOMINEE GAVE HIS REASONS.
THE FINANCIAL. TIU ST AND PORTO
RICAN 4)1 ESTIONS.
Air. Bryan Bused Ills Appeal Upon the
Belief That Republicans Are Anxi
ous to Help Their Country l> Their
Votes—Showed Them Where llemo
orntio Doctrines Would Help It.
Promise of Rinietn 11 ism Failed, hut
Unused Republicans no Sorrow.
Lincoln. Neb., Aug. 21.—Mr. Bryan ad
dressed n lurgo audience of Saunders coun
ty people at Wahoo, the county scat, to
day. The speech was an appeal to Re
publicans to vote the Democratic ticket
Giving his reasons for this appeal, Mr.
"I want to talk to you Republicans, be
lieving that you are just as anxious to
help your country and help your fellows
by your votes as the Democrats, tin' Pop
ulists and the Silver Republicans ore.
"Now. if you were with us in 189(5, there
is no reason why you should be against
us now, unless the new questions have
changed your opinion or unless you have
changed your opinion on the old questions.'
1 do not believe you con find in this coun
try any man who voted with
1,9 in 1826 and who understood
the issues then before the country who
has changed his mind on those issues and
row believes that the Republican party
was right in ’96. 1 believe you will find
many people, who were against us on the
old issues, who are now with us on the
new ones and will he on the old ones. We
had men in ’9(5 who came io us on the sil
ver question, Republicans who were not
willing to turn over and vote the Repub
lican ticket Just because the Republican
party had changed its position on the mon
ey question—Republicans who were in
earnest in 1888 when they denounced the
gold standard. Republicans who were in
earnest when they advocated bimetallism
in 1892, and, therefore, they refused to
take the Republican position on tlie
money question in '96. And when they got
out of the Republican party and began
looking at the Republican party from the
outside, they found that the same vicious
principles ran through all the Republican
doctrines, and to-day they are with ua,
not only on the silver question, but upon
all the new questions also." (Applause.)
Talked About Finances.
In this connection, Mr. Bryan referred
at some length to the financial question,
"The Republican party Is frying to-day
the same deception that it practised in
’96 on the money question. The Re
publican leaders wanted the gold stand
ard In 1896 just as they want it now, but
they held out before the people the de
lusion of international bimetallism. The
President sent a committee of three dis
tinguished* gentlemen, and they were to
labor with the European nations and try
to get those nations to help us. Did
they succeed? Of course, they did not.
We told you in 189(5 that they would not
succeed. You could not expect England
to Join with us In restoring bimetallism.
If a man sets his heart on a thing find
does not get it, he feels sorrowful. Y'oti
cannot find a Republican to-day that felt
sorrowful because they did not ger Inter
national bimetallism that they promised
to get in 1896.” (Applause.)
’l’lie (inontioii of TruNtft.
Sneaking of trusts, he said:
'The Republican party is trying to-day
the very same policy on these other ques
tions that it tried on the money question
in ’96. They attack the trust question in
their platform, and yet you cannot find a
Republican paper and read it without find
ing n defense of the trusts. The Repub
lican platform denounces the trusts, and
Republican editors are spreading before
the public arguments defending the trusts.
Now, why is it? It Is because the plat
form is hypocrisy. The Republican parry
does not Intend to destroy the trusts, but
under the cover of a platform denuncia
tion of the trusts, tne Republican leaders
are trying to quiet the minds of the peo
ple and make them accept the trusts as a
"There are Republicans who were d**
flouncing the trus n until -he Repub
lican | arty got in, an I then there were
more truss ogmiz<d under the Repub
lican administration during the last three
and one-lalf years than were organize I
In the pr vious history of the country,
and they are now trying to make them
selves think It is good. Th- y have hid
to change th* ir opinion as fast as the Re
publican party changed its j osltfoti. Let
me give you a recent illustration. When
Mr. McKinley sent his message to Con
gress. saying it was o r p’aln duty to
give free trade to Porto Rico, those Re
public ti j walk*) on the s r ets and
echo and ’Plain duty.’ Then something
ha. pened. Some power Del Ind the throne
began to werk. This pjwcr overio’e th 1
re ommendaticn of th< governor general
at Porto Klco; this power overrode th
petition of the people of Porto Rico;
this power overrode the chairman of the
Commit ce on Ways and Means and com
pelled him to bring In a bill and recily the
opposite of the bill he first Introduced.
This power overrode the President and
made hirti sign the hill when he said it
was our duiy to do the opposite.
"Republicans, are you willing to turn
over on this question Just because your
party has done a thing that you know is
not right. It is only a little more than
iwo years ago that the President sent a
message to Congress in which he said that
forcible annexation is contrary to our cod *
of morals and criminal aggression, and
yet to-day Republicans are asked to ap
prove of a thing that was denounced os
criminal aggression and against our code
of morals less than three years ago.
"I said that I had no fear that those
who were with us In '96 are against us
now. but I do believe that many people
who did not realise In ’96 how the dollar ,
was rising above the man in |
the consideration of government and
who did not realize then how or- i
ganized greed had been pressing j
for consideration before the Republican
party and securing special privileges
from the government for private gain now
realise on theee queeMons what they did
not understand of the old onee, and that
there will be more people to leav* the
Republican jmrty because of Its position
on mllltartam and Imperialism than have
left it in one campaign before in all the
history of ihe Republican party."
The remainder of Mr. Bryan’s speech
was devoted to the policy of the adminis
tration in the Philippines.
Southern Mill Men Believe w Eng
land Mill Men Are Behind tlie
Washington, Aug. 21.—A special from
Portsmouth, Va., to the Star says:
It is generally accepted as a fact among
Southern cotton mill men that the cation
mill men of New England, who have been
most seriously affected by the great In
crease of cotton mills in the South, ore
aiding in the organization of the Southern
employes. The mill owners of the Sout|i
charge that this sudden interest in the
welfare of their employes is really a cov
ert attack upon the Southern mills by at
tempting to create disaffection among the
The mill owners arc opposing the or
ganization. nnd several strikes have de
veloped as a result In the North Carolina
mills. One hundred and fifty union op-
r.ifives, who left Ihe Erwin Cotton Mill
nt Durham, are yet out. Other union op
eratives who did not strike will work out
their notices. President Erwin, of this
mill, notified them that no union mill men
would h* employed, and gave them two
Union operatives at the Pearl Mills nt
Durham have decided nc t to strike for the
present. Union organizers have gone to
Haw river to organize the operatives in
former Gov. Holt's mills. They have be*n
quietly at work on this movement In North
Carolina mil’s for months. The move
ment, ostensibly, was inaugurated l by the
Now England labor unions to get all the
operatives in Southern mills in the union.
TALKED WITH AIRS. MAYHRICK.
In <1 iftna n 4 Over Attacks Upon the
Late t hief Justice.
London. Aug. 21.—For the first time
since her life sentence, was imposed eleven
years ago. Mrs. Florence May brick had a
private interview with her counsel, Dr.
Clark Bell of New York, at Aylesbury
A portion of the time counsel gave up to
a representative of the Associated Press,
who, through the courtesy of the Home
Office, was granted an opportunity to talk
to the prisoner. Mrs. Maybrick is indig
nant at the ut tacks made by the Liverpool
Post on the lute (Thief Justice of England,
I -or* i Rus-ell of Klliowen, former counsel
for the prisoner.
“The only person up to the present who
ever saw me alone,” she said to the Asso
ciated Press representative, "was the
chief justice. When the assizes were here
last February, Lord Russell came to the
prison nnd asked to see me, an was his
offi. ial right, irrespective of the Home
Office or any one. When he was starting
’ “Mrs. Maybrick, I nm doing all In my
power for your release. Whatever mav
happen, remember this—that If there Is
one man in England who believes in your
innocence. I am that man.’
“It was only by accident that I heard
of Lord Russell's death, for I have not
seen a newspaper for a decade. But I
could not help but feel that in his death
I had lost my best friend. It is an out
rage, in view of his constant and un
tiring efforts and friendship for me, that
he .should be attacked, now that he is
"I fully appreciate and am glad of the
chance to express my gratitude to the of
ficials in Washington and to my friends
throughout America, especially the ladles,
for what they are doing. It is that
alone which has upheld me all these
years. I may have friends in England,
100, and cannot but believe the time .will
soon come when these long years of cap
tivity will crease, and I shall be restored
to my mother and my country.”
For the last few days Mrs. Mayhrlck
has been in a hospital ward, owing to a
plight illness, but she says her health Is
The recent United States memorial is
stilt in the hands of the Home Secretary,
Sir Matthew White Hldley, and Mrs.
Maybrlck's friends are hopeful that when
the answer comes it wifi he a pardon.
MASTERY IN SOLVED.
Police Have Not Yet I,earned Who
Alnrdercd tlie tilrl.
New York, Aug. 21.—The finding of a
gold watch In a pawnshop has aerved
to further complicate the mystery sur
rounding the murder of Kate Scharn.
This watch was pawned by Fred Scharn,
brother of the murdered girl, who Is now
being held without ball to await the in
vestigation by the police. The police be
lieved. afier the llndlng of the watch, that
it belonged to the murdered girl. This
theory, however, was wrong. Scharn's
attorney, the police declare, has estab
lished an alibi for the brother, but they
refuse to release him.
Louis Lincoln Klsenprloe, better known
as Lincoln Price, the bank clerk, who
was engaged to marry Miss Scharn, and
who was arrested, was released In $1,500
TWO KILLED! SEVEN HURT.
Wreck nl Maxwell. Va., on the Nor
folk nnrl Western.
Tazewell, Va., Au*. 21,—A wreck at
Maxwell, six triljes from here on the Nor
folk and Western Railroad, resulted In the
death of two men and the injuring of
seven others. The dead are: Engineer W.
O. Allen and Fireman M. B. Marshall. The
Injured are Fireman J. H. Blnsach, En
gineer George Smith, Fireman J. H.
Keith, Flagman George Nash, Walter
Glenn and Henry Johnson.
The two last named were stealing a ride.
A light engine was running west at the
rate of forty miles an hour, when at a
curved cut. It met a freight. The crash
■ ■ a
ARK DEAD IN A WRECK.
Accident on the Harlem Division of
the New Aork Central.
New York. Aug. 21.—There was a rear
end collision dlrc-otly In front of the de
pot at Kensico, N. Y., this evening. The
engineer and fireman of the second train
are burled under the debris, crushed to
death. The conductor and two brake
men of the forward train are missing and
are believed to be In the wreck dead.
Kensico Is on the Harlem division of
the New York Central, about alxteen
miles from this city. The collision was
caused, so far us can be learned, by the
engineer of the second train, by passing
a block signal set against Mm.
Berlin, Aug. 21.—The Lokal Anxetger
announces the engagement of Queen Wll
helmlna to Prince Frederick Adolf of
DAILY, $* A YEAR.
5 GENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.JI A YEAH
DOES NOT SUIT THEM
POPULISTS MAY NOT SELECT ADLAT
NATIONAL COMMITTEE SPLIT.
SOME BELIEVE ONE OF THEIR
PARTY SHOULD RUN WITH BRYAN.
Meeting in dilonßo on Ang. 29 May
Not Be ns tin ruion lou* * Expect-*
el—Majority of tlie Officer* of the
Committee AVitiit nn Independent
Candidate for Alee President—Not
Beady to Snpport the Democratic
Chicago, Aug. 21.—The latest reports re
ceived here indicate that the Populist Na
tional Committee, which Is to meet in this
city on Ihe 28th Inst., may not be as har
monious as predicted when the Eexeeutlve
Committee was in session early in the
The meeting is called for the purpose
of selecting a candidate for the vice pres
idency. When Mr. Towne declined the
nomination of the Populists, it was gener
ally supposed that Mr. Stevenson would
receive the Populist indorsement by gen
eral consent. The correspondence which
has taken place among the members of
the National Committee of that party
since the Executive Committee meeting in
this city, ten days ago,makes it plain that
this result, while apparently still proba
ble, will not be accomplished without a
Indeed. It is understood that many of
the leaders nre strongly urging that the
committee shall name an independent
candidate. Those who take this position
include a majority of the officers of the
National Committee, among them being
Chairman Butler nnd Treasurer Wash
burne, who are pronounced In their views.
Vice Chairman Edmlston is also said to
incline toward the opinion that wisdom
demands that the Populists have a candi
date of their own in the field. Secretary
Edgerton Is credited with being the only
officer of the organization who Is friend
ly to the Indorsement of Mr. Stevenson’s
Mr. Stevenson's friends claim that Ed
gerton Is working effectively in their be
half. The best canvass of the commit
tee they have been able to make causes
them to feel hopeful of the result. Still
those now committed to this course are
considerably below a majority in num
Senator Butler and o4her, who agree
with him, contend that it will le suici
dal for their party not to have q candi
date of -their own political faith in the
field. They also hold that unless there
is a Populist candidate for second place
many Populist votes will he driven from
The National Committee has full power
to act in accordance with the instruc
tions of the Sioux Falls Convention, and
It is presumed that its decision, when
made, will be final.
MUNICIPAL OltG ANIMATIONS.
Bill fop Them Will Prnlinhly Bo Con*
sld.r.d nt Mfiniln.
Manila. Aus. 21.-The Philippine Com
missioners, when installed on Sept. 1, will
consider a hill for municipal organiza
tions. Gen. Otis* municipal scheem, as
modified, Includes provisions regarding
land taxation and a civil service bill em
powering the commission to make appoint
ments by a system of civil service ad
vancement, by which It will lie possible for
Ihe incumbents of Ihe lowest office#
through efficient service and competitive
examinations to allain positions at th#
heads of departments and under secretary
The heads of the eivil service depart
ments are empowered to discharge em
ployes for cause, but are powerless to fill
vacancies, except through the regular path
of promotion. The commission's execu
tive sessions will probably be open to tha
LAST STEF OK II ELAT IONS.
Treaty Between Ini ted State* and
Spain Provisionally fignetl,
Washington, Aug. 21.—Minister Storer at
Madrid informs the State Department that
a treaty of amity, commerce and naviga
tion and general intercourse has been
signed provisionally by the minister of
state and himself. This practically marks
Ihe last step In the complete restoration
of relation*-between Spain and the United
The new treaty modernizes the treaty
relations between Ihe two nations. Prior
lo the severance of all communication up
on the declaration of war with Spain, the
Iwo governments were proceeding under
the terms of a treaty negotiated in the
lasi century. It was very cumbersome
and in tome respects wholly Inapplicable
to existing conditions, one provision, for
instance, relating to trade between the
United States and Florida as a colony of
IPEEt H OF 4,000 WORDS.
Will Be Delivered ty Mr. Bryan at
Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. 21.-Wllllam J.
Bryan to-day put the finishing touch upon
his speech to be made in Topeka Thurs
day in response lo the notification of
the Populist nomination. The speech la
about t.OOO words in length. It deals
largely with the trust question and busi
ness condition*. Mr. Bryan will, how
ever, present "imperialism” as the para
WILL 111 * TO PENMCOtA.
It la So Reported of the Central's
New Alubnma Extension.
Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 21.-It la announc
ed that the Central of Georgia Railroad!#
new Chattahoochee and Ouif division,
which la btng built from Columbia, Ala.,
on the Chattahoochee river, will be run
Into Pensacola thla winter. The road la
completed to Hanford, Ala., and a bridge
is now being built across the Chattahoo*