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READY FOR DEFENSE
.4 i.ltlES PREPARED TO REPEL AN
ATTACK OX PEKIX.
BOXERS REPORTED COMING.
AMERICANS AXD BRITISH MANNED
THE OI'TER WALL.
Imperial City In Still Invested by the
Allies, Who Await Instructions
From Tlieir Government*—Pros
peet of a Famine In Tien Tsin~Vll
lagrers Flocking Into the Place.
Reports Ipon tlie Movements ot
the EmproM Dowager,
London, Aug. 27, 4 a. m.—The latest
news from Pekin indicates that the situ-
Qiion there is unchanged. The Imperial
C ity is still invested, but has not yet been
occupied. The allies, when the last mes
sage left, were still refraining from ag
gressive action, pending instructions from
An attack from 30,000 Boxers was antici
pated; and, to meet this, the whole Amer
ican force and the British artillery, ac
cording to a dispatch to the Morning Post
from Pekin, dated Aug. 18, were moved
to the outer city wall. The Boxers were
a jorted coming from the south.
• *n. Dorward, in his report of the en
g - err.ent outside Tien Tsin, Aug. 19.
v n the Atre: leans, British and Japa
i signally defeated a large force of
1 vers, killing over 300, says, in a dis-
P f h, dated Aug. 25:
The lines of communication mar Tien
T n ere now free from danger. The en
(: y had been treating the villagers bad
] Several decapitated bodies were
f nd near their camp. The villagers are
n w flecking to Tien Tsin at the rate of
aU ut a thousand a day. As there is not
,i month’s food supply, there is every
p-rarect of a famine shortly.”
Th s declaration that a famine Is im
m ti nt in consequence of the lnadequa-
i 1 of previsions for the hordes of refu
g’ at Tien Ts n adds a new' element
ot teril to the situation.
ianghai advices say that the report
of the capture of Emperor Kwnng Su by
th-' Japanese was erroneous. It was a
case of mrietaken identity. The Pekin cor
r- i-ondent of the Daily Telegraph, wiring
Aug*. 19, reasserts that the Empress Do
tvager fled westward, and adds: “She
hod a body guard of 1,500; and as the
mountainous character of the country
would prevent artillery following, it is be
lieved that she will not be pursued.”
This correspondent reports everything
on the rt.iy of his dispatch, but a tele
graph to the same paper from Tien Tsin,
dote,] Aug. 24, asserts that a thousand
I* s, Germans and Japanese ha-1
pw -.1 forward from Pekin with the in
i'•’ n. is wae assumed, of pursuing the
fl- ing Empress Dowager.
At i conference of ministers and gen-
; I;-, held ot Takn Friday, it was de
i idrd. according to the Daily Telegraph,
i • refer the fate of the Forbidden City
to Eu rope.
Tsin dispatches to Berlin, dated
A ;g. 23. saj'i “The Japanese troops are
i . possession of the wall around the in
lermcst part of the Forbidden City, but
h ne no* yet made their way to the Im-
I- ill ja ace, owing to the lack of gov
Eeut. Gen. Linevitch. commander of
ti* Fiist H' edan Army Corps, cabling
io St. Petersburg, under date of Aug.
K, says: “There are no longer any Box
•rs in Pekin. They were driven out to
d-y by the French and Russians, whoee
tlags aro hoisted over the Imperial city.
The Empress Dowager .the Emperor, the
heir apparent and th* whole court have
tied to the province of Shen Si.”
U Hung Chang, according to a Shanghai
• lispatch. dated yesterday, has once more
losiponed his departure for the north.
The Japanese have landed more bluejack
• ts at Amoy, where order is maintained
in spite of the great excitement.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times, writing Aug. 24, says: “Li Hung
Chang has received a message from Pekin
that the Japanese alone will occupy the
mperial palace. The Japanese government
has renewed its assurance that it will
protect the persons of the Empress Dow
ager and the Emperor.
"Mr. Morgan of tlie China inland mis
sion, who has arrived here from Si Ngan
Fu, reports % that thirty-seven foreign mis
sionaries and thirty converts have been
massacred at Tai Yuen Fu.
“The Japanese government has notified
Karl Li that negotiations will be Impos
sible until plenipotentiaries acceptable to
tiie Powers are appointed. • Japan sug
gests the Viceroys of Nan Kin and Wu
Chang and Earl Li. If these are ap
pointed and China expresses a willing
ness to make full indemnity, Japan is
ready to assist to the utmost.*’
The Politische Correspondenz of Vienna,
often employed as the mouthpiece of the
Hus lan foreign office, assorts etnphaii
oaily that Russia ha>< not declared war
against China and does not contemplate
taking such a step alone.
Tii© Cologne Gazette, in an article
which is said to forecast Germany’s at
tl ud© regarding compensation, claims
that the nects-ary indemnity can be
secured by increasing the maritime cus
toms, the Powers assuming complete con
trol of China's finances, including the fi
nancial administration of the provinces.
WANTED A BISPENBION.
TlviHNlan 'General Answered Tlint
Hostilities Mast Go tin.
flt. Petersburg, Aug. 26. —Gen. Grode
koff. commander of the Amur government,
reports, under date of Aug. 24. that Kam
Ni and Tcha Tchan have been occupied
by the Russians. The Chines# sent an
ernesary to Gen. Hennenkampf, proposing
n ’-‘iftpenalon of operations, hut the Rus
rian replied that he wm unable to cease
Alt >1 ED CHINESE ABOIT.
Lillee Learn of Bauds In the Neigh
borhood of Pekin.
Opyrlght, 1100. Ths Associated Preas
Pekin, Aug. it, vis Taku, Aug. 24
Armed r*htevee re reported to the south
ward and westward A well-#fkreehd
*<*ts lias been located by ths Bengal
jlatoannal) JHofnina fieto&
Dancers in a village four miles to the
southwest. It is believed that the best
Chinese leaders are in command.
Detachments of the allied forces were
out to-day reconnoitering and looting.
The imperial and the Forbidden €l!y are
under close guard by the international au
This morning a thanksgiving service
was attended by the members of the Brit
ish and American legations, the mission
aries end the marines.
Seem. Popnllat Committee Will Draw
Down Tome-A Poll Indicated
Chicago, Aug. 26.—Unless the unexpected
happens, Adlai E. Stevenson to-morrow’
will be substituted for Charles A. Towne
as the vice presidential nominee on the
Populist ticket. A poll of the National
Committee of that party was taken to
night, and the Illinois man was seeming
ly assured a comfortable majority.
The Populists who are advocating unity
with the Democrats predict that the se
lection of Mr. Stevenson to be Mr. Bry
an’s running mate on both tickets will be
unanimous, though Senator Marion But
ler, chairman of the committee, and sev
eral others have declared themselves as
unalterably opposed to’ such action. Eu
gene Smith, secretary of the Conference
Committee, and the official in charge of
the Chicago headquarters, said:
“Friction is out of the question. Every
thing will run so smoothly that you would
not believe an important political question
was being passed upon. I have no author
ity to make a forecast of the committee's
action, but from what I have heard, I
am pretty certain that Populists will he
working with all their energies for Bryan
MANY were shocked.
SerioriN Results of an Electrical
Storm nt New York.
New York, Aug. 26.—A very severe elec
trical storm passed over New York and
vicinity this afternoon, a number of
houses being struck by lightning. At
Union Hill, N. J., the annual fest of
the Plattdeutscher Verein was being held
when the storm came up. Everybody who
sought shelter In a pavilion was affected
by a shock, and two young men, Joseph
Schoening of Union, Hill and another who
was not known, were killed. A woman
who had also sought shelter in the place,
was so badly affected by shock that it
was a long time before she could be
brought back to consciousness.
The lightning took off the uppper part
of one man’s ear and burned off one side
of another roan’s moustache. A policeman
on duty at the park had a shoe torn from
his left foot.
At Middleton, N. J., Walter Stevens
was badiy injured by a lightning stroke,
and a horse, tied in front of the Stevens
residence, was instantly killed.
SUNDAY QUIET IN AKRON.
Fnneral Services Over Little Rhoda
Akron, 0., Aug. 26.—Sunday passed
peacefully In Akron, and unless something
unforseen turns up, the original plan of
dispensing with the services of the mili
tary on Monday morning will be followed.
Funeral services were held this after
noon over the remains of little Rhoda
Davidson, who died Friday from a wound
received in Wednesday night’s riot. She
was held in her mother's arms, the car
riage in which the parents were driving
having been wedged in by the mob in
front of the city building. Mrs. David
son insists that she saw an officer fire the
The funeral services were held from the
Davidson home, and were attended by a
large ctowd. which filled the house and
lawn and overflowed Into the street. There
was a.great deal of feeing expressed, but
there was no excitement or inflamed ut
terances of any kind.
WARSHIP AT TANGIER.
United States Vessel There to Snp
port n Murder Claim.
Tangier, Morocco, Aug. 2G.—A United
States warship has arrived here to sup
port the claim arising out of the murder
last June of Marcos Essagin, a natural
ized American citizen, who was the man
ager of the Fez branch of the French
firm of Braunschweig & Cos.
Essagin, while riding on horseback
through a narrow street in Tangier, Jolt
ed against the mule of a Moroccan re
ligious fanatic, and a dispute ensued, the
crowd siding with the priest. In self
defense Essagin drew his revolver and
fired, wounding a private. This was a
signal for n general attack upon the
American, who received dozens of knife
wounds and whose body was burned, ac
cording to some accounts, before life was
MOTHER AND THREE SON§
Were Drowned In Full view of n
Crowd of Pleulckera.
Kaukana, Wis., Aug. 26.—1n full view of
a large party of picnickers, Mrs. Henry
Quaddy and three 111 tie sons were drown
ed in the river to-day, while Mr. Quad
dy, with his daughter, narrowly escaped
the same fate. Mr. Quaddy, who is a
carpenter, and bis family were in a small
skiff about half-way across the river
when the boat was overturned. Mr.
Quaddy, by clinging to the boar, man
aged to save his 12-year-old daughter,
while his wife and three sons, aged from
6 to 9 years, were drowned.
HTAIIBED I\ THE HEART.
Men Had Quarrelled Over Cow* In
Columbus. 0., Augj 26.—Charles Horner,
an inspector on the Norfolk and Western
Railway, was stabbed in the heart by
James Gelfcter. a farmer, at the station
at Valley Crossing, eight miles south of
this city. Horner died instantly. Gelster
was arreM<|. The men live on adjoining
places, and they had trouble over cows
from Horner’s farm getting into a corn
field on Deister’s place.
RED CROSS WILL WORK.
Announces It Will Aid the Famine
Nnfferer* of Intlln.
New York, Aug. 26—The American Na
tional Red Crcas an goo net a that under
tl# powtr conferred upon it by the laat
Congress It will at once begin actlvs
w ork for th* reib f of those suffer ng
from famine in India Hesdffuartara for
this branch of relief work wdi be opened
tomorrow in this city#
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1900.
WAR NOT DECLARED
ALL, POWERS TECHNICALLY AT
PEACE WITH CHINA.
NO FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT.
HOT EVEN’ Rl SSI A HAS ASSUMED
Departments at Washington Without
From Their Representatives
iu China—From Japanese Sources
the Latest Yens Was Obtained.
Russia's Objects in Her Chinese
Operations—Declared a State of
Siege in Three Provinces.
Washington, Aug. 26.—Russia, Germany
and Japan have not declared war upon
China, either separately or in concert.
This statement is made upon authorily
of the highesc character. What those ria
tions may do within the next forty-eight
hours, or within the next fortnight, is a
question which no one in Washington is
prepared to answer.
A brief dispatch from Che Foo, con
veying a rumor current there that Rus
sia, Germany and Japan had joined in a
declaration of war upon China, aroused
some interested comment among Wash
ington officials and among diplomatic
representatives of foreign governments
resident 'here. In neither official nor
diplomatic circles, however, was the ru
mor taken seriously. No information of
such action has reached the De
partment of State or the legations of the
governments primarily interested. That
alone is accepted in official circles
as a sufficient refutation of the rumor.
Yo Word From Representatives.
Officials of the State, War and Navy
Departments were at their desks early
to-day, but up to the hour of closing for
the day not a word had been heard from
Minister Conger, Gen. Chaffee or Admiral
Remey. Since the dispatch from Consul
Fowler was received late last Thursday
night, the Department of State has re
ceived no advices from any source in
China, except a brief cablegram from
Minister Conger Inquiring how he should
route his messages. The text of the dis
patch, which, it is explained, was very
brief and purely administrative in charac
ter, was not made public.
The War Department has received no
dispatch from Gen. Chaffee, known to
have come directly from him. for about a
week. Cablegrams signed “Chaffee” have
been received, but as they contained only
lists ot casualties, it is assumed they were
sent by some subordinate officer In Gen.
Chaffee's name. From no official source
has the department learned of the depart
ure of forty Americans from Pekin for
Tien Tsin, as reported in a special dis
patch to a London newspaper under date
of Aug. 19.
Advices from Gen. Chaffee are expected
hourly, as the military telegraph line be
tween Tien Ti-in and Pekin, which has
been interrupted, presumably, is being or
has been repaired. Imperative instructions
were sent yesterday to the commander of
the United States forces at Tien 'Tsin to
have the line restored at once under the
protection of a cavalry detachment.
A suspicion exists here that the delay
in messages, both from and to Wash
ington, is rather between Che Foo and
Shanghai than between Tien Tsin and Pe
kin. From Che Foo to Shanghai the line
is in control of the Chinese authorities,
and it is suspected they are not so prompt
in the transmission of messages as they
The Japanese Dispatch.
Late in the day a dispatch was received
at the Japanese legation from the for
eign office of Japan, conveying the latest
and most authentic information of the sit
uation in and around Pekin. In a meas
ure, the advices were of a disquieting na
ture. as they Indicated that the Chinese
had rallied their forces and were preparing
for an attack upon the allies in Pekin. If
it should prove true that the all ed forces
were besieged in Pekin, it would account
for the lack of advices from Gen. Chaf
fee. As made public, by Minister Taka
hira, the dispatch from the Japanese for
eign office at Tokio is as follows:
“An official telegram, dated Pekin, Aug.
18. was received at Tokio from Gen. Yam
aguchi, commander of the Japanese
forces, to the following effect:
“‘The capital is now entirely cleare 1
of the enemy. A cavalry regiment, which
had luon sent to Wan Shan Shan (wher
the Empress Dowager's palace is locat
ed), reports that the Impel ial fimily, who
had left Pfk.n Aug. 14, s.arted after a
short rest at Wan Shau Shan, for the
w'est, and were under the escort of Gen.
Ma and his troops, cons sting of only
about EOO horserren and 20 carts. The Jaj -
ane-e force* occupied the treasury de
partment, in which over two million taels
in silver and a large quantity of rice were
• * Another telegraphic dispatch, date!
Taku, Aug. 25, states that as the Chinese
troops and Boxers, who had gathered at
Nan Yuen, weie about to attack the for
eign forces at Pekin, Japanese .and Kus
s an cavalry were expected to encounter
them cn the 2 th. The dispatch further
states that Chinese infan ry, s me 9.000
strong, wl.h lllteen guns are advancing
northward from Ehn Tu g to make a
rear attack on the allies.* ”
A copy of the dis atch was transmit
ted to Act ng Fe-'retary Adee, at the de
partment cf state, uni by him furnished
to the presilcn f . While the news cf a
possible rear attack upon the compara
tively small force of the aili-s was not
received with surprise. It generally was
not regarded as serious, as the foreign
forces are b lieved to be abundantly able
to take care of themselves aga 1. s* any
force of Chine-e likely to be sent against
The Attitude of niisNla.
In the absence of official Information
from China or from United States officers,
the Interest to-day centered in the diplo
matic phases of the existing trouble. The
rumor of a declaration of war by Russia,
it is explained, may have grown out of
the operations of the troops of the Czar In
the protection of the southeastern frontier
of hie empire; or it may have arisen from
the reported statement of the commander
of the Russian forces at Pekin that his
government waa at war with China, and,
therefore, he must prohibit communication
with the Chinese. Neither the operations
of Rusals on her frontier nor the prohi
bition by a Russian general <// communi
cation with the Chinese would constitute,
it la said, a declaration of war by Russia.
No general, by a mere dictum, could de
clare war. Even his statement that his
government had declared war would nor
make It so.
A declaration of war, U is pointed out by
the best authorities, is a perfectly distinct
and obvious proceeding. In this country
a declaration of war may be made only by
Congress. Only once in the present cen
tury has such a declaration been made,
namely, in 1812. against Great Britain.
War may exist actually between th©
United States and another country, as
was the case between this country and
Mexico, without action by Congress. The
Mexican War had progressed fourteen
months before action was taken by Con
gress. Congress did not declare war
against Spain. It declared simply that a
slate of war existed from a specified pe
Among European nations the method of
procedure is simpler, but quite as obvious.
War is declared by them by edict or proc
lamation. it may be a declaration of
war or it may be the official recognition
that a state of war exists. In either eveni
the news of such action would be publish
ed to the world immediately. Wiihin throe
hours after the official declaration of Con
gress that the United States was at war
with Spain, the Spanish government had
on ihe wires a note to all governments to
which it had accredited representatives
notifying them of the existence of a state
of war between Spain and the United
The understanding among Washington
officials of Russia's act on is that the
empire has declared the three provinces
on is southeastein frontier in a s aie of
si ge. This is altogether different from
a declaration of war. It corresponds to
declaration of martial law by Great Brit
ain and a suspension of th* right of ha
beas corpus by the United 3 ates. It is a
supercession of civil by military authori
It is pointed out further that Russia
has two objects in her present operations
in China—the rescue and pro’ection of the
foreign legal ons and the protection of her
menaced frontier. The avowed object of
tfie other Powers is simply the rescue and
tne pro ec ion of the legationers and oth
er foreign subjects.
In carrying out her second object, Rus
sia has seized New Chwang. This was
dene to obtain a base of operations from
which the Irontier could easily he reached
precisely as Taku was seized as a base
of operations hy the allies in their ope
rators against Pekin.
Whether, in the event of a declaration
of war by one or more of the Powers
against China, an Invitation would be ex
tended to the United States to retire from
China, as intimated in the dispatch from
Che Foo, is open to doubt, and It is de
cidedly problematical, it is e-aid, whether
the invitation would be accepted, even if
i't were tendered. The United 6tates
forces are in China protecting the personal
and property rights of citizens of this
country, and, in addition, the treaty rights
of the United States.
Under the most favored nation clause,
this country has certain specific rights in
China and it is said on authority to be the
purpose of the United States to protect
and preserve these rights. The* attitude
of this government in the event of ft
declaration of war by another power
would depend, it can be stated, upon the
immediate circumstances surrounding the
declaration and the situation % in China at
the time the declaration was made. In any
event, it can be said to he no part of the
purpose of the United Slates to sacrifice
any of its guaranteed rights or privileges
in the Chinese empire.
CORBETT NOW AFTER FITZ.
Willing to Met Him on An*. 31,
Though Corbett and McCoy
Fight on An*. 30.
New Toik, Aug. 26 James J. Corbett,
who Is to do battle with “Kid” McCoy
before the Twentieth Century Club on
Aug. 30. announced to-day that he Is wl'-
ling to meet Bob Fitzsimmons, Friday,
Aug. 31, win or lose in his match with
The only stipulation Corbett makes Is
that the fight shall take place before the
Twentieth Century Athl© 1c Club, Cor
bett adds that in case Fitzsimmons does
not care to fight him, the proposition is
open to Jeffries. Corbett stated that he
would deposit 52.100 to-day to bind a
match with either of his conquerors.
W. A. Brady, manager cf Jeffries, said
to-doy in legwrd to F trsimmons’ chal
lenge to Jeffries: "I have covered Fitz
simmons' deposit of $2,500 to make a
matih with Jeffries for the champion
ship and will meet Fitzsimmons to-day
to decide on the rime and place of meet
M AHP, fine AT TIME.
Mottle. hip Alabama Will Have Her
Boston, Aug. 26.-The battleship Ala
bama arrived in President roads at 2
o'clock this afternoon from New York.
During the run over, after leaving New
York, the battleship made great time un
der forced draught, averaging between
sixteen and seventeen knots for six and
a half consecutive hours.
The Alabama will remain at anchor all
day to-morrow and will go on her trial
trip over the Cape Ann course on Tues
day morning. A large number of invited
guests will he on board, including Mayor
Diehl of Buffalo and Mayor Hart of Bos
ton. The entire trial board, with the
President, Rear Admiral Rodgers, were
on board the battleship on her run over.
MESSAGE FROM MINBION ARIES.
\atlve Christians Survived Attacks,
hut Are Destitute.
Cleveland, 0., Aug. 26.—Rev, Dr. A, B.
Leonard, corresponding secretary of the
Missionary Board of the Methodist Episco
pal Church, who is vislilng his son-in-law
In this city, has received a cable message
from Minister Conger and three mission
aries In Pekin, saying that the native
Christians in Northern China had sur
vived the attacks upon them, but were
homeless and destitute. The cablegram
said that all the Methodist missionaries
were safe, though all the mission prop
erty is destroyed, save that at Tten Tain.
PITTSBI RG WARM AGAIN.
Two Deaths and Fifteen rrnstratlnnn
Pittsburg. Pa.. Aug. 26,-Two deaths
and fifteen proslratlons from heat were
recorded to-day. The dead are: Ella
Moaeby, aged 26 years; Michael Lewis,
Lewis had been to Wheeling to attend
the day. When he arrived at Union Sta
tion to-night it was found that he was un
conscious. He died shortly afterward.
The maximum temperature to-day was
London, Aug 27 —The bankruptcy report
for the United Kingdom (or 1192 show* e
decreaee of 491 felluree and a million and
a quarter sterling In liabilities, as font
pared with th# previous year. Th# Im
portant feature le the number of bank
rupt solicitor*, the liabilities of four of
about amounted to (note than 1642,000.
BANQUET FOR WOOD
CUBANS DID HONOR TO THE GOV
GAVE ADVICE TO HIS HOSTS.
CUBA'S IMMEDIATE FI TUBE IS IN
Aichhfishop of Cnln Said nt tlie San
tiago Gathering; That tlie Politleal
Parties Should lie Consol idu ted.
Secretary of State Begged That the
Best Men May He Sent to tlie Con
stitutional Convention—Gen. W ood
Male the Same Request.
Santiago d© Cuba, Aug. 26.—Gov. Gen.
Wood was officially banquetted last night
by the Republican and Democratic par
ties. The civil governor, the Archbishop
of Cuba, the principal Judicial and civil
dignitaries and a hundred representative
merchants were present.
The Archbishop, in his remarks, said
the time had arrived for peace, and that
he believed n consolidation of political
parties would be of greater benefit to
Cuba in the future than a house divided
Senor Tamayo, Secretary of State, In a
forcible speech, said: “Thi is one of the
most important epochs in the political
history of Cuba. A constitutional con
vention, where the fundamental law of
the land is to be framed, is about to be
held. In that convention the people of
Cuba are to prove themselves capable of
constructing a government, of guarantee
ing life and property and of preserving
order. They are also to prove that Cuba
is a land open to all men, not only to
those who are Cubans by accident of
birth, or who participated in the revolu
tion, but also those who can claim the
privilege under the treaty of Paris.
“This is a moment when political con
tentions should be set aside. If we fail
in this convention we shall he unworthy
of Ihe blood that was shed i*t El i’aney
and On Ban Juan Hill. Gen. Wood Is the
true friend of Cuba, and I can certify to
it. The United Spates government is sin
cere in the promises it has made. I ap
peal to you all to send to the convention
the best and most capable men among us,
and thus show to the world that Cu
bans are worthy of the confidence placed
in their capacity for self-government.”
Gen. Wood's Speech.
Gov. Gen. Wood, on rifling, was greeted
with shouts of approbation and “vivas,"
which were taken up by some 3,000 peo
ple assembled outside the club house. He
spoke in part as follows:
“I am here as your friend and in no
other capacity. Only thos? w’ho remem
ber the Ten Years’ War can have as full
knowledge of the conditions of this
province as I have myself. When I first
saw El Caney matters were in n most de
plorable condition. The road to Santiago
was marked with dead and dying. In the
improvement one hppr everywhere we
have a proof of the friendly interest
shown by the American propip.
“Evcrytody ii the Intel States waa
astonished at the aft l i-factory way In
wn.cn the municipal © ect ons pass and off.
hre sident McKinley personally asseried
that he thought the time lor the n*xt
b ep had come. Whatever the ultimate
destiny of Cuba may be. its Immediate
Gnu e is independence. This I*iiio # i opt
ical move on the pa t of the United
States, but a since!e desire to do what
is right. Therefore. 1 1 eg of you as a per
sonal favor to me an i to the United
States government to sink your political
differences ar.d pnspions and to send men
to the convent'on who ere renowned for
honor and cavity, so that the conven
tion may mein more than the Cuban*
even now anticipate.
Send tlie Rest Men.
"Again I say, Bind the best men. The
work before your tepres ntatlvrs Is large
ly legal work. I cate not what your par
ty politics are, but whatever they are,
for the prefect iary ronslderations must
be suspended for the sake of the great
end In view, the end that will make his
tory and affect the wel a:e of all Cuban
‘Your delegates must be competent
to draft a constitution, and It Is a duty
you owe jourreve- and your fe’low pa
triots to see tint your representation is
without party p.-eju Ice. Bear in mind
that no constllu ton wht h does not pro
vide for a stable government will be ac
cepted by the Uni ei Staffs. 1 wish to
avoid making Ou'a into a second Hayti,
a 1 hough I don't think that possible.
'You want liberty for all and for r.o
particular party. The United 8 a'es in
sis s that you shall have It. This is pos
sible, and easl y possible. We have ad
it to the world. It lies with you to help
us make our woid good. Y'cur enemhs
predict failure. The people of the United
States and their i erresentat.ves hope to
feu you defeat this* predictions. If we
we e not your friends we would not seek
the best men you have, but would seek
the disturber and the malcontent to rep
resent you In the convention. We se k
and demand the best you lave Again I
say, send people to (he convention who
will hereafter moke your political sys
t m workable end permanent.”
Gen. Woods speech is considered by
Cubans hire to be the most Important
declaration made since the American oc
FINISHMENT OF ANARCHISTS.
France Relieves Powers Mi on Id
Agree to Make It More Severe.
Vienna, Aug. 26.—The Politische Corre
spondenz asserts that the French govern
ment has expressed list readiness to Inter
change opinions with the Powers regard
ing more stringent measures against an
archists. believing that the present means
of repression are inadequate.
The Hungarian government has ordered
a search for a number of unarchists.
whose descriptions are given. This ac
tion 1* believed to be due to the Italian
government’s statement thut twenty an
archists have recently left the United
Blates to astaselnale European sovereigns.
HEBEI.ft ABE FIGHTING.
They Hope to Get a Vole* In the Co
lo ni hi s n Government.
Kingston, Jamaica. Aug. S6 —Advices re
ceived from Colot# Colombia, to-day, re.
port fighting near Carthagena, wheie the
rebels have been holding out ki the hope
of gaining some voice In Ihe government
from the new Conservative party.
SENSATION AMONG SOLDIERS.
Rank Insubordination of an Officer
of the Alabama National Guard
at tlie Encampment.
Birmingham, Ala.. Aug. 26. —A sensa
tion was created this afternoon at Camp
Lawton, where the Second Regiment,
Alabama National Guard, is encamped,
when Capt. J. P. Manehnnt of Company
L, Phoenix City Rifles, marched his com
pany off the field in disobedience of his
superior officers and left camp with haif
of his command.
The incident occurred during regimen *nl
drill, following dress parade. Capt. Mar
chant was in command of the Third Bat
talion. who failed to put in ftn appearance
on time, when the next ranking officer
v ae assigned to the command by Lieut.
Col. Wllev, commanding the regiment.
Shortly after his company appeared on
the held and was b*ing put through a se
res of manoeuvres, Capt. Merchant ap
peared in shirt rl eves and ordered his
company to have the d.ill ground and re
turn to their quarters. Capt. Anderson,
in command of the battalion, ordered
them not to leave the drill ground, but
In obedience to Capt. Merchant's orders,
Lieut. Coulter, who was in charge of the
company, marched Ids men off die Held.
The insubordinate captain was immedi
ately ordered under arrest, with the free
dom of his quarters. Later in the even
ing. Capt. Marchant, disregarding the
Colonel s orders, left camp with thirty of
his men and came to Birmingham. A
detail of ninety men was sent to the city
to arrest the deserters, and ; number of
men were arrested and taken back to
camp, but Capt. Murchnnt was not among
them, as he could not be found.
CapU Marchant says his action was
based on the alleged fact that his men
wore being drilled to death in •the hot sun
after having traveled all night, hut the
regimental officers say it was due to the
fact that Capt. Anderson was put In com
mand of the battalion.
FELL DOWN AN AIR SHAFT.
11. C. nrinker, a Theatrical Manager
of Newark, Met His Death.
New York, Aug. 26.—-H. Coulter Brink
er, a theatrical manager of Newark, was
found dead early this morning at the bot
tom of an airshaft in the Grand Hotel.
After his death it became know that
more than a year ago he married Miss
Abell, his leading lady.
Mr. Brinker fell from the sixth floor of
the hotel. His head struck the bottom
of the shift. He was clad only in hie
underclothing, and it is believed he went
to a widow of the shaft to get a breath
of fresh air and lost his balance. Th*
theory of suicide is not entertained by hie
Accompanied by Thomas Noyle, a friend
from Newark. Mr. Brinker went to the
hotel about midnight Saturday. The two
registered, giving New Orleans as their
add reeii, and were assigned adjoining
rcoms. They retired at once, and noth
ing was Feen of Mr. Brinker until a
hotel porter found his body.
Mr. Brinker Was 33 years old and was
the son of Capt. H. J. Brinker of New
Orleans-, owner of a line of steamers on
the Mississippi nnd Red rivers. Before
coming to Newark, he wan boding man
of the Imperial i'heater. St. Louis.
Miss Abe l announced to-night that fhe
and Mr. Brinker were married July 1, 1899,
by a Methodist clergyman in the Cats
kills. “We kept our marHage secret for
business reasons,” she sail. “My hus
band was happy In hi<s home life and In
anticipation of a successful season. My
belief is that he sat at the open window
to get air, as he frequently did at home,
fell asleep, and pitched headlong into the
The body was taken to Newark to-night.
It will probably be hurled at Appiegrove
Farm. 0.. the summer home of Mr.
WILL RE \H RESTED.
Warrants On# for Men Charged With
the McCann Lynching.
Elmira, N. Y., Aug. 26.—A special from
Canton, Pa., says: Warrants hove been
applied for for live men, all prominent
farmers in this section, who are alleged
to have been members of the mob that
hanged Wm. McCann, alias Leonard, to
a tree near his employer’s home, south
east of this? village. Wednesday night.
During n struggle with the masked men
at the home of Miles Tory, where McCann
was employed, Mrs. Tory pulled the mask
off one mart’s face and took the cap off
another mon’s head. Mrs. Tory knows the
two men whom she unmasked, and ar
rests are expected to be made to-day.
GREAT ORDER FOR IIKKF.
Russia Wants 41.000,000 Hon nils From
Chicago, Aug. 26.—Armour A Cos. have
received an order from the Russian gov
ernment for 6,000,000 pounds of “beef on
the hoof,’” to feed the soldiers of the
Czar in China. This is the largest order
of the kind in the history of the Chi
cago meat trade. Options are said to
have been -taken upon every available ship
in carrying trade on the Pacific. Ir will
take 5,000 fattened cattle to fill the order.
The cattle will he sent from San Francis
co via Hawaii and Japan.
HAD A NARROW ESCAPE.
teronnnli Mini Their llnllonn De
stroyed Near Paris.
Paris, Aug. 27. 5:20 a. m.—Two aero
nauts had a narraw escape last evening
at Vincennes. The aseenaion was made
In the presence of thousands of epectatons,
the occasion being a communal fete. The
balloon was driven by the wind against
some telegraph wires and took fire from
the communicated current. The aeronauts
slid down the ropss. A number of women
and children were slightly hurt in the
panic which followed.
THE WALLK IN COLLISIOJL
Hark That Called lor Brunswick IMel
With an Accident.
London, Aug. 26.—The Norwegian bark
Walle. Capt. Olsen, which sailed from
Newry, Aug. 22, for Brunswick. Oa., has
been towed to Holyhead with loss of head
gear and stem badly damaged. Hhe re
port* having been in colleslon on Aug 24.
when sixteen miles off Southarklow light
chip, with an unknown ••earner.
Haying American Coal.
London, Aug. 27.— The British Admiralty,
according ic the Dally Mntl, !■ buying
large quantltien of American coil for the
use of the Meet in horns watet# amt th*
DAILY. IS A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.iI A YEAR
THOUSANDS WERE I N ABLE TO GAIN
HAD SACRED SONG SERVICE.
G. A. I. HELD RELIGIOUS MEETINGS
nisliop Samuel Fallons of Chicago
Preaided Over the Meeting—Ad
dress Delivered on ••True Patriot
ism” by t oniiuander-ln - Chief
Slian— Indication* Arc That Mnj.
Ilnisseur Will He Com nin nder-tn
< hlef of the Grand Army.
Chicago, Aug. 26.—Despite a rain, which
fell at time-s with the energy of a utream
from a garden hcee and degenerated per
iodically into a cold, eoaking drizzle, the
grand patriotic and sacred song service
at th© Coliseum to-night was attended by
a throng which taxed the capacity of the
Immense building to the utmost. It is
estimated that fully 13.000 people were
picked into the hell and thousands more
were unable to gain admission.
Bishop Samuel Fallows of Chicago, who
gained renown ne a fighting men on the
battlefield before he won distinction In the
pulpit, and who is th© chairman of the
Encampment Committee on Religious Ex
ercises, presided, on the platform wUU
him was Mayor Harrison, Commander-
In-Chief Shaw of the G. A. R., Rev.
Thomas C. Iliff of Salt Luke City, Utah,
Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, Rev. E. G.
Hlrsch of Chicago arui a host of depart
ment commanders of the G. A. R., wall
as the local officials in charge of Chl
cago'w end of the encampment.
After a musical selection had been ren
dered hy the band, the vast audience Join
ed In the Lord’s Prayer, being led by Rev.
I'rank Gunsnulus of Chicago, and then
Bishop Fallows extended a worm and elo
quent welcome to the vlsiilng veterans.
A responsive reading was led by Rev.
Beverlnghaus of Chicago, and Bishop Fal
lows then Introduced Commander-in-Chlef
Shaw, who spoke at some length upon
Ini© patriotism.” He dwelt upon the
services which hnd been rendered to this
nation in particular and to the world at
large by the members of the Grand Army,
and pointed out the need of Training the
coming generation;*, in the duties which
patriotism demands of the nation’s cfll
Rev. E. G. Hlrsch delivered a patriotic
address, and Rev. T. D. Wallace pro
nounced the benediction.
During the afternoon a service for chil
dren was given at the Coliseum, which
was attended by fully lf>,r,oo people. Ad
dresses were made by Commander-in-
Chief Shaw, Bishop Fallows and Rev.
B. W. Arnot of Wilferforce, O.
Veterans and visitors to the encamp
ment came in by the thousands to-day,
every in-coming passenger train being
packed to ihe doors.
Unless the unexpected happens, it Is
probable that MaJ. Lqo Ril.sseur will be
elected commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic for the coming year
at the business session Wednesday. Gen.
John ('. Black of Illinois, who has been,
prominently mentioned for the office, and
who, although he had made no canvass,
had developed considerable strength
among the veterans of the Western and
Northwestern states, has declined to be a
candidate. This apparently leaves a clear
field for Ralsseur. as no other name has
been mentioned so far by the veterans al
ready In the city, and Indications point to
his unanimous selection at Wednesday'*
TOOK REGATTA HONOR*.
A Philadelphia lloni f’lnb Won the
Race at Parla.
Paris. Aug. 26.—The Vesper Boat Club of
Philadelphia to-day won the seniors' eight
championship, the only event in the Inter
national regalia held under the auspices
of the Paris Exposition In which Ameri
The result was regarded as a foregone
eonciuslon and the bookmakers flatly re
fused all bets on the Americans. Tha
Ghent crew were the scond choice at S
to 1. Four crews competed, the others
being the Minerva eight from Amsterdam
and the Germania of Hamburg.
The Americans were clearly physically
superior to their opponents, their big
frames and aihletic build evoking flatter
ing comment when they carried their oars
from the boat house to the water and
took their places in the shell. Imme
diately on the tiring of Ihe pistol the
Vespers went ahead. That their . self
confidence was well founded was shown
in the first few hundred yards, when they
had secured such a lead as dispelled ail
doubt of their victory.
From that moment Interest centered in
the distance by which they would win.
Amid cheeiV they finished an easy flrat
by several lengths. Time, 6 minutes. 7 4-3
seconds. The Ghent eight had second
place; time, 6 minutes 13 4-5 seconds. The
Mlttervas were third In 6 minutes 25 sec
onds; the Germanias being fourth tn 6
minutes 33 1-5 senceds. The prizes were
a pieec of bronze statuary, worth about
190, to each member of the crew.
Received From I ntteil States Repre
Washington, Aug. 26 —lt w<-s stated to.
night that several ''ftraggllng replies had
been received by the United State* to the
notes addrersed to our ambassadors and
minis era abroad on the Chinese question
for their guidance In obtaining the view*
of the governments to which they arc
acciedl ed on the settlement of the Chi
nese ptoblem. Officials de I ne absolutely
to indicate the neture of the repr. sent*-
tions nude by our te, rest ntatlves to the
fo elgn governments, or (o suy whether
the replies thereto ate satisfactory or
Acting fee e ary of gtite Ade- was at
the White House for a short time to-night
in conference with the President. He an
nounc'd later that there were no dla
paie'es fioni our reptesen'utlves In Chi
ni to make lu’llc an 1 r.o prcapect of
HEADY FOR THE ADVANCE.
Roberts, Bailer, French and rote.
Career Effect a Junction.
Care Town, Aug. 2! Gen. Rob rta ar
il, ed yester ay at Belfast, a f.w miles
west of Mach .do dorp, where he met Gan.
Bullet. Gan French and Gen. Pols-Ca
r#w. Ev. rvthing Is now in readlnass far