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Till morning NEWS.
Established lS5e. .- • Incorporated ISS3
J. H. ESTTf president.
VERY BUSY IN PEKIN
tOVGEn REPORTS MILITARY TRY
ING TO RESTORE ORDER.
DISPATCH GIVES LATE NEWS.
MINISTERS of TSUNG-LI-VAMEii
HEPORTKD IX THE CITY.
Inferred From This That the Chinese
Ministers Want to Begin Negotia
tions —Allied Generals Agreed Not
to Enter the Imperial Palace.
iMHm German Troops Reinforced
the Allies In Pekin—The Cnstlne
Ordered to Amoy.
"Washington, Aug. 27.—After several
day’s Intermission in Chinese advices, the
g .vernmcnt to-day received two dispatches
which, presumably, bring its advices up
to the most recent date. There are indi
cations that the principal delays in the
lines of communication are encountered
between Tien Tsin and Pekin, a fact ex
plainable by the newspaper advices that
email bands of Boxers are operating on
the line of communication of the Pekin
Just such interference with the work of
the signal corps men was .experienced by
the United States in the Philippines, and
by Lord Roberts’ troops in the Transvaal
campaign. Usually these interruptions
aie very short, the marauders being
driven off and the lines restored within a
day or two. The fact that more than a
i\ • k w r as covered by the last interruption
gives .rise to the belief here that these at
tacks upon the lines of communication by
Boxers are more formidable than was
supposed to be poi-s!be, after the heavy
losses inflicted upon them by the interna
tional forces in its advance.
The important dispatch of the day was
one from Minister Conger, relating to the
military situation in China, which was as
‘Taku, Aug. 27.—Secretary of State,
ashlngton,—No important movements
since last dispatch. Military is trying to
restore order. No reprensentailve of the
CMinese government encountered yet. Sev
eral ministers cf the Tsung-li-Yamen re
ported in the city and are expected to ap
pear soon. Generals decide not 10 enter
imperial palace, leaving it practically va
cant. Two thousand Germans arrived to
day. (Signed) Conger.”
Unfortunately the dispatch lacked a
due, the minister presumably not having
yet received the department’s instruction
to include the date in the body of his dis
patches. From internal evidence the State
.Department concluded that Mr. Conger's
message was certainly later than any of
ficial emanation from ihe Chinese capital.
Mr. Conger's reference 10 the arrival of
2,000 fresn German troops caused some
surprise, no one, apparently, having
closely watched the movements of the
German contingent, which is now arriv
ing with fairly regular frequency in China,
an<l which may be expected to soon equal
in numerical strength the military eontin
geniof any of the European countries
Vjny Mean Negotiations.
A significant statement in Minister Con
ge: s dispatch is that respecting the ex
j •! appeaiT.nce in Pekin of some of
t ■ members of the Tsung-li-Yamen. A
natural construction to be given to this
statement is that these ministers wish to
u iertake to represent the Chinese gov
ti:.ment formally in negotiations with the
Powers. It having been found impossible
up to this moment, according to Mr. Con
ger's statement, to meet any representa
tive of the Chinese government in Pekin
who is competent to open negotiations,
it may be inferred that if these ministers
actually appear with proper credentials,
one of the problems connected with the
present difficult situation in China will be
With some resftonstble person or persons
to deal wiiti, it may be possible for the
United States to come to some agreement
as to a settlement of the Chinese trouble.
Ever since the fall of Pekin, the principal
difficulty confronting the government
here has been to arrange for the next
movement in its programme. It could not
withdraw its troops, even if so disposed,
without arranging for indemnification for
the heavy cost it has been'put to in the
I’ekin campaign. Also, it must make ar
rangements with some responsible author
ity for the future protection of American
interests in China, as our business inter
ests cannot bo withdrawn along with the
nr my of occupation. Therefore, as con
veying a faint hope that in the persons of
tnese members of the Tsung-li-Yamen
there may be found some authorized rep
resentative of the Chinese government
competent to make engagements on these
points, the message of Mr. Conger was
very welcome to the authorities here.
Another statement in Mr. Conger's dis
patch, relative to the decision of the gen
' rals not to enter the imperial palace, ap
pears to explain the movement of the
American troops, which the press dis
patches were unable to clear up,
in relaxing the attack upon the
palace gates, after capturing all but one
the Castine to Amoy.
Another event of the day of some inter
est was an order dispatching the Castine
from Shanghai to Amoy, distant abo il 49)
miles. The little gunboat should inuke
the run hi about two days, under favor
able condltlnos. Her force is small, but
sufficient to serve moral purpose, if there
be need for such.
The condition of affairs at Amoy is for
Hie moment airacting much attention ut
the department. The United States con
sul and business interests there alike have
become very much slarmed at the rioting,
at the Incendiary fires, and, lastly, at the
landing of a considerable force of Japa
nese marines and sailors. The officials do
not cure to say whether he has Joined In
any protest against the Japanese action.
The Castine, it can be stated, however,
was u tiered to Amoy because of the riot
ing, and not fiorn any upprehensions ns
to Japanese aspirations. The government
officials tuke the ground that in the ab
sent' of any advice showing a selfish pur
pose on the part of the Japanese, it may
be assumed that their landing was made
In the common cause of all Europeans and
dntrl ant. it is not doubted that a tty
Am I'p'un commander would have lauded
trace- at Amoy, if rioting appeared to en
dure . i foreign property and lives and no
nth' foreign warships were avallab.e.
Ktepj will l>. taken a: once to lesrn the
facts In tbs ease,
Not Asked to Confer,
Tbs United Biat* government has not
Invited *ny government to participate In
a eottferance with th# purpo** of ar.a ig
lug tin future of China. Nor has It re
fjvd uny such invtisiion from any other
government. Negotiations that hsva been
Ui progies* tor sums tint tavotvsd last
week the dispatch of an identical note,
or rather, of practically identical instruc
tions, to the United States diplomatic rep
resentatives in Europe and In Japan, for
their guidance in replying to Inquiries
that were flowing in upon them daily as
to the purposes of the United States gov
ernment. The State Department itself
a.so received many such inquiries from
representatives of the Powers involved in
tne Chinese trouble. It is belie\ed that
these were generally informal, but, never
theless, as they called for statements of
policy, it was regarded as expedient that
the replies should not be divergent, and to
guard against discrepancy, by d.reetion of
the President, a formal instruction was
That this did not exactly define the in
tention of the United States to withdraw
trom China at a specified date was made
evident by the continuance of inquiries
from the legations and embassies here for
information on this point. There is a
very manifest, desire on the pare of Euro
pean governments to_get some expression
from the United States government as to
its purpose before committing themselves.
It is believed that our answers have been
framed with the special purpose of avoid
ing a committal of the government as to
its policy beyond the points specifically
laid dov.-n in the President’s response to
Emperor Kwang Tsu’s first appeal, and in
the answer to Ei llur.g Chang’s appeal for
However this ‘may be, the Slate Depart
ment does not regard it as expedient at
this moment to make public the last
phases of the negotiations, bo it is im
possible to know from this side whether
or not they have touched upon proposi
tions to divide China into spheres for mil
itary occupation; to provide for a tempor
ary form of government at Pekin; or to
endeavor to re-establish relations with the
existing dynasty in China, though it may
be fairly assumed that something has been
said up-on these various points.
Reported Old Now.
The first direct word from Gen. Chaffee
since Aug. 18 came to-day in the form of
a cablegram, dated to-day at Taku, re
porting the action of the Sixth Cavalry
with the enemy near Tien Tain on the 19th
The cable is as follows:
‘‘Taku, Aug. 25.—Adjutant General,
Washington: Col. Wirvt on the 19th re
ports, marched at 4 a. m. and engaged
large force of enernv seven miles from
city; dispersed them, killing about 100.
Americans lost five wounded. Will cable
names wounded as soon as ascertained.
This cable adds nothing to the informa
tion in the possession of the department
relative to military movements, tie it is
simply Gen. Chaffee’s belated official re
port of an engagement previously report
ed by Admiral ltemey in a cable, dated
Taku, Aug. 20, in which he said: "Morn
ing 19, Sixth Cavalry and about 409 Eng
lish and Japanese dispersed about 1,000
Boxers outside cf Tien Tsin. Al>out 1"0
Chinese killed, five Americans wounded.”
The description of the action reported
by Gen. Chaffee tallies identically wit!*
that previously reported by Admiral
Remey in the above cable, and is identi
fied with it by war department officio.s.
The explanation in the delay of the war
department’s report is that Col. Wint,
who commands the Sixth Cavalry, proba
bly forwarded his report to his superior
at Pekin, and- Gen. Chaffee then 6ent it
officially to Washington. Altiiough Gen.
Chaffee's cable is dated Taku, ii is as
sumed that it was forwarded from Pekin.
ALLIES AGAiN AGGRESSIVE.
A Dispatch From Chinese Sources
Snjs They Have Taken the Dis
trict Went of Fokin.
London, Aug. 28, 3:50 a. m.—The allies,
resuming aggressive operations, have
taken the district west of Pekin. The
slatemcn-t, based cn Chinese authority, is
cabled from Shanghai. From the same
place comes the further statement that
Li Hung Chang has wired the Empress
Dowager at Ht-iam Fu, requesting the ar
rest of Prince Tuan and the disarmament
of the Boxers, in order to give him an
opening for negotiations with the Powers.
The illuminations projected at Shanghai
in celebration of the relief of Pekin have
been abandoned, lest they should cause
a native outbreak.
“Evidence has been received here,” says
the Shanghai correspondent of the Stand
ard, “going to show' that Gen. Yung Lu
was the real author of the
outbreak, the Empress Dowager, Prince
Tuan, and the others all having been per
suaded by him to take an extreme atti
tude, while he stood aside and aw-aitedi de
The American refugee missionaries in
Amoy, according to the Hong Kong cor
respondent of the Daily Mali, are anxious
to return to the interior; but the United
States consul has forbidden them to do so,
and urges them to go to the Philippines
cr to return to America.
Shanghai advices to the Daily News say
that consular opinion there looks upon
the Japanese action in. the landing of
troops at Amoy, despite the protests of
the consuls, as similar to that of Russia
nt New Chwang, the whole indicating a
tendency to partition the empire.
“Russian journals agree,” says the Mos
cow correspondent of the Standard, “that
it is impossible to deal with China in the
spirit of revenge, as suggested by Emperor
William. They believe that methods less
drastic can better accomplish the ends of
Russia in Manchuria. The question would
be. satisfactorily settled to Russian minds
by the seizure of the northern provinces.”
CAN THISNEWS BE TRUE?
Report of it Defent of the Allien.
Chinese IJninburdlng Them
Paris, Aur. 28, 4:23 a. ni.—A special dis
patch to Le Slecle from St. Petersburg
"It Is persistently rumored in St. Peters
burg that the Russian government has re
ceived a dispatch, asserting that after a
tierce battle inside Pekin, the allies re
trested, losing 1.800 men. mostly Russians.
It is further said that the Chinese occupy
fortified positions, from which they are
bombarding the allies In a murderous
PROPOSED A REVOLT.
Ilnnkow I prising Was Sol Rue to
Paris, Aug. 27,—Official dispatches from
Shanghai explain lhat the Hankow upris
ing was nit due to the Rogers, but was
a plot organized by the partisans of Kang
Yu Wei, the reformer, combined with the
secret society known the "Ko-Lso-
Hul." an ant!-Corelgn organisation, which
proposed to ihe southern viceroy* a re
volt again** the Pekin government. The
leaders of the movement relied especially
upon Chang Chi Tung, viceroy at Kan
(Continued Oh riliti r*e.)
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 2.8, lflOO.
TOWSB ADDRESSED A MONSTER
CROUD AT Drum
REPLIED TO THE GOVERNOR.
THE SPEECH IS REGARDED AS
TOWNE’S GREATEST EFFORT.
Continuance of the Republic In the
IftKue That Dwurf* All Other*.
American Attitude Toward the Fil
ipino* Arraigned— President Coolly
Assumed Power to Act Before the
Execution of the Treat > —Roose
velt an Incorrigible Eccentric.
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 27.—The largest
gathering to listen to a political speech
ihat ever assembled in Duluth appeared
to-night at the armory, when Charles A.
Towne opened the campaign in a lengthy
address, in which he replied to the recent
speech of Gov. Roosevelt, delivered at St.
Paul, on the occasion of the national con
vention of the League of Republican
The audience listened attentively to the
orator’s remarks for more than two
hours, and frequently, throughout the dis
course, the applause was deafening. The
speech is considered by many to be Mr.
Towne’s greatest effort. At its conclusion
he was tendered an ovation by the multi
Mr. Towne opened by expressing lack
of patience with any one who believed in
their “party, right or wrong,” or any
“President, right or wrong,” considering
the latter simply another statement of the
divine right of kings. He then said;
“The issue of first moment in this cam
paign, the one that temporarily dwarfs
all others by comparison, is whether th?
republic itself is to continue. Because
of the magnitude of this question which,
not only the Democratic platform, but the
public concern declares to be the para
mount issue of the campaign, I deign t *
use a good part of this address in com
menting upon the speech, mainly concern
ed with this topic, delivered nt St. Paul
recently by the Republican candidate for
Vice President. I shall devote the greater
part of the time to-night to the considera
tion of imperialism. It is one of the
paradoxes of history that, a policy of sub
jugation and conquest should hive
assigned the importance of a war of lib
Concern Ins; ihe Filipino*.
Reviewing the American attitude toward
the Filipinos, he said: “It is claimed that
circumstances are such as to compel us,
with que regard to our interest and our
international duties, to pursue in these
islands hereafter, the policy for which
the administration! haa become responsi
ble.. A brief examination, however, of
these circumstances will suffice to show
that the policy adopted was not only un
necessary. but that it was in the highest
degree disadvantageous to the Undted
States, while involving the utmost cruel
ty and injustice towards the inhabitants
of those islands, and violating every prin
ciple of good faith and the honorable tra
ditions of American diplomacy.”
He said the coming of Aguinaldo was at
the invitation of Admiral Dewey, and that
the Admiral's statement thut we never
promised the Filipinos their independence
conveys a false impression. Our conduct
w’a-s such as to stop an honorable nation
from using such a plea os a justification
or excuse for attempting to subjugate the
islands, and he read from 1 various reports
to show that we had deceived the F’llipi
nos and kept them In the dark as to our
After maintaining that our course had
compelled the Filipinos to oppose us by
force of arms, Mr. Towne took up the
proclamation issued by Gen. Otis, Jan. 3,
1599, under instructions from the President.
This proclamation, he declared, "Is of the
very essence of imperialism. Divested of
its cant and made over into plain lan
guage, the proclamation tells the Filipi
nos that we have seized their
island by brute force and propose
to hold it and that they must
submit to our pretension, yield to our as
sumed authority or be shot to death. It
proclaims the right of conquest, the high
way robbery of nations. For the first
time in American history it is asserted
by the responsible leader of a great party
and a president of the republic theit we
may rightfully wage war for purposes of
dominion and acquire property in the land
of other nations and jurisdiction over their
liberties and persons by the mere test of
superior* strength. It violates the most
sacred traditions of our history.
"But what is probably as sinister in
this proclamation as even lilts flagrant
indorsement of force as the basis of politi
cal authority, and as significant of im
perialistic tendencies In the executive, is
tile cool assumption by the President of
the power to act before the execution of
the treaty. The treaty was not
yet ratified. It had not been
approval by the Senate, but
might easily never have been approved,
since the final action of that body is
said to have been taken by a bare ma
jority of one vote. This assumption of
power, admittedly before the treaty con
ferred it on him and where the exercise
of it was certain to involve the nation in
war, as it soon did, was most prodigious.”
A Roast for Roosevelt.
Taking up Gov. Roosevelt's speech, he
declared it to be "enormously disappoint
ing. Neither in matter or In manner is
It worthy of Us occasion. In respect of
argument the speech is, with rare ex
ceptions, an alternation of evasion and
assertion. In spirit it is a compound of
scqld and scullion. As to Its facts, it
abounds In inaccuracies, which, if acci
dental, ore Inexplicable as coming from a
man who has performed creditably in his
tory and bidgraphy.
"But the world Is accustomed to Incon
sistencies from Mr. Roosevelt. It has
long looked upon him as a predestined
and Incorrigible eccentric. It has given
up attempting to explain him or to recon
cile him with himself. It is quite pos
sible, whether it would be worth while
otherwise or not, to make an entirely sat
isfactory diagnosis of a civil service re
former in parnerahlp with Thomas C.
Platt; a citizen-holder, who ridicules the
volunteer; a leader In battle, who finds
glory In being rescued from an ambush;
a hero, who boasts of shooting a fleeing
foe in the back; a candidate, who plays
and pose* to delegates and galleries to
obtain a nomination that ha doea not
want; a gentleman, who chargea elx and
a half million of hit country
man with lawleasneaa, dishonesty and
cowardice; a atateaman. tv ho, mounted on
hobby, rfdea roughly at grav# question-
In economies and polltlea, swinging his
partisan lariat and yelling ilk* an fntsl
Mr. Town* thn read quotation* from
the tit Paul speech of Gov. ttuuaevsU,
in which he showed the truth of what he
had said of that speech as a whole. Fl**
argued at considerable length against any
possible constitutional right under which
the United States cou!d hold and govern
colonies, ridiculing the alleged l claim that
this right was given by -that provision
of the constitution, which gives Congress
the power to make all needful rules and
regulations respecting the territory and
other property of the United States.
THE PYTHIANS*IN DETROIT.
Gen. Cnrnaliun Assumed Formal
(omntaml-Speeches Mle by
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 27.—Maj. Gen.
James R. Carnahan assumed formal com
mand of the tenth bi-ennial encampment
of the Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias
at 5:30 this afternoon, in the presence of
the several divisions of his command, and
a throng of spectators.
The various brigades and separate regi
ments in camp were drawn up for the
ceremony, in dress parade formation, on
the Boulevard, facing the Major General’s
headquarters, the field officers at the from
center. Gen. Carnahan was stationed at
the edge of the rise of ground on which
his headquarters are located, his numerous
staff ranged along on. cither side. With
the Major General stood Mayor Maybury,
C. L. Lusk of Bay City, grand chancenor
of the Michigan Pythians, members of he
local executive committee, and Thomas
G Sample, supreme chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias.
Most of the spectators were massed
along the embankment on the opikosife
side of the Boulevard in the rear of the
rows of red-plumed white helmets of the
Knights. Tho ceremonies began with an
address of welcome by Mayor Maybury.
Grand Chancellor Lusk, in the absence
of Gov. Plngree. presented a welcome in
behalf of the state, and R. L. Cunning
ham, chairman of the local Pythian com
mittee, did likewise.
Supreme Chancellor Sample, responding,
eaid that to the uniformed rank must be
given much of the credit for the morvel
ous growth of Pythlanism. He praised
the military branch because of the fact,
that “Alongside of the never-defeated
American flag flies the tri-color of the
Pythians. Both have now’ been taken
across the water and both are to stay
Gsn. Carnahan, in assuming command,
*aid: “Many of our men who took the
triple oath of honor, justice and loyalty
three years ago found places by the side
of many generals, also Pythians, during
the ensuing conflicts. When humanity
needed a defender, we have volunteered
for that defense, and we have stood for
ihe grand doctrine of Americanism. No
mongrel type of Americanism, however,
no German-Americanism, Irish-American
ism. or anything of that kind, but just
Following the speeches, a large Ameri
can flag was hoisted at the headquarters'
The principal formal events this evening
were receptions in the Mafonic Temple,
held by the supreme representatives and
The Dramatic Order of Knights of Kho
rassan held a meeting, exemplified n new
ritual and elected the following officers:
Imperial Prince. John A. Hlnsey, Chicago;
Imperial Basha, Frank H. Clarke, De
troit; Imperial Kadi, W. D. Hodfield, Pe
oria. 11l ; Imperial Secretary, H. W. Beld
ing, St. Louis; Imperial Treasurer, C. B.
Erase, Garden Grove, la.; Imperial
Aduol. D. F. Summey, Charlotte, N. C.;
Imperial Ikfir, J. P. Way, ChitAago; Im
perial Inestec. W. A. Frazer, Dallas. Tex.;
Sublime Venerable Prince, F. E. Duncan,
Dos Moines, la.
Sessions of the Supreme Lodge begins
STEVENSON *IS THeI/IAN.
Pope list Committee Mode Him It,
Choice as Vice President.
Tonne's Declination Ac
cepted nt Chicago.
Chicago. Aug. 27.—At a meeting of the
People's party National Committee to-day,
the declination of Charles A. Towne as
the vice presidential nominee of the party,
after a long debate, was accepted, and Ihe
name of Adlal E. Stevenson was put in
In the beginning there were three courses
advocated by different members of the
committee, viz: To nominate a Populist,
to leave the place blank, or. lastly, to In
dorse Mr. Stevenson. Senator Marion But
ler, chairman of the committee, in a warm
speech of some length, advocated leaving
the place blank, contending that Bryan
and Stevenson would receive more Popu
list votes than if a candidate for Vice
President were named.
But one test vote was taken. A motion
was made to Indorse Mr. Stevenson. For
this motion Mr. Washburn of Massachu
setts moved as a substitute that n Populist
be placed upon the ticket. The substitute
was lost on a call of the roll by a vote of
24 ayes to 17 nays. The original motion
was then adopted by a viva voce vole.
There were 124 members of the commit
tee present or represented by proxy.
He Will Not Accompany Roosevelt
on tils Michigan Tonr,
Mich., Aug. 27.—Gov. Plngree
has written Chairman Dlekema of the
Republican Slate Committee, declining
the latter's Invitation to accompany Gov.
Roosevelt and Col. A. T. Bliss, Republi
can candidate for Governor, on Roose
velt’s brief campaigning trip In Michi
gan. Gov. Plngree gives poor health,
previous engagements and his Intention
to take a brief rest as the reasons for
RIGHTS NOT RENOUNCED.
Pope Will Hrroxnlie New King Only
ns King of Sardinin.
New York, Aug. 27.—A special cable
dispatch to the Journal from Rome says
a .circular note from the Vatican has been
sent to all Catholic governments declar
ing thut the Pojie renounces none of the
papul rights over Ihe Rome provinces,
and 4ha4. until Italy recognizes The Holy
See, the Po|)e will recognize the new
King only as King of Sardinia.
NATIVES DYING LIKE PLIES.
Bubonic Plague Not n Clrrnmilsnre
to the Cholera.
London, Aug. 28.—"JThe present epidemic
of cholera,” esyi the Simla correspondent
of the Dally Mall, "la one of the worst
outbreaks on record. The bubonic plague
Is child’s play compared with It.
"The natives are dying like tiles at the
,ale <jf 2.980 a Break. The npldcmlr It un
doubtedly duo to the |a>)iuilott of the
scanty water supply during tbs (Amine."
FOUGHT ALL NIGHT
A LIST OF CASI- \I,TIES IN THE GIL
WOMAN S STGUT RESISTANCE.
SHE AND AN EMPLOYE DEFIED THE
Medical Malpractice, Resulting In
the Dentil of llcmhic Salter, Made
the Bant* of a Warrant Iw*aed for
Mr*. Dr. Wright—Story of Her Ef
fort to ItcniKt Arrml-Tuo Killed
and JFonr Wounded Result* of the
Heavy Funilladc* Exchanged.
Gilman, 111., Aug. 27.—Two men killed,
three wounded, two of them perhaps fatal
ly, one woman wounded and her residence
burned, are tlie results of an all-night
battle between a mob and Mrs. Dr. C. VV.
Wright, who was accused of the murder
of Bessie Suiter, the 16-year-old daughter
of a citizen of Gilman. The dead are:
John Myers, a laborer, employed by Mrs.
Michael Ryan, citizen, serving as dep
Lawrence Ryan, brother of Michael
Ryan, wounded in the abdomen.
George Willoughby, citizen, shot through
Mrs. Dr. C. W. Wright, shot through left
Peter Lauer, member of the citizens’ at
tacking party, shot through stomach.
A coroner’s jury found Bessie Salter had
died Friday night in Mrs. Wright’s lying
in hospital, and a warrant for Mrs.
Wright’s arrest was placed in the hands
of Constable Milstead, who went to Mrs.
Wright’s place on the outskirts of town
to serve it.
A number of deputies, gathered up In
the street, accompanied Constable Mil
stead. Mrs. Wright barred the door.
The constables broke the outer door open
and entered the darkened rooms. Michael
Ryan felt hi-: way across the first room
and was about to enter the inner apart
ment when a shot rang out and lie fell
dead. The const aides made a hufrled e xit
and former, a picket line around the build
ing. At regular intervals they lired Into
the building in the hope that the occu
pants would surrender, but without suc
At 3 o’clock the family of Michael Ryan
arrived, and the scenes of grief which
followed the arrival of Hyau’s wife and
children fired the crowd with frenzy.
They seized dozens of bundles of straw',
saturated them with petroleum, piled
<hem against the front and sides of the
so-called hospital and applied the torch.
In a moment Ihe place was a mass of
flames. Shot after shot rang from the
upper window's, and George Willoughby,
a local representative of the Standard
Oil Company, fell with a bullet in the
left side. The next victim was Po4er
Lauer, a member of the attacking party.
These casualties so angered the crowd
that they volleyed the house as fast as
they could load their firearms.
Contrary to expectation, no screams
followed the progress of the flumes, and
the mob began to think that the in
mates of the burning house had been cre
Suddenly, from a bunch of timber in the
rear, several shots came in the direction
of <he mob. They answered, a hundred to
one, and the fire was quickly silenced.
Members of the mob rushtd to the tim
her, and, in the dim light of the com
ing dawn, found the body of John My
ers, a blacksmith, who had been em
ployed by Mrs. Wright, seretched in the
death agony. He was shot in a dozen
places about the head and shoulders,
showing that he had been lying on his
face, firing at his enemies when he met
Nearby lay Mrs. Wright, a ragged hole
in her right shoulder. She had been
wounded while lying down in the same
position os Myers. The mob carried her
<o town, jeering as they went. She was
taken to the Council chamber and later
to the jail. The mob immediately dis
The Wright house was destroyed, with
Mrs. Wright is about GO year* of age.
It is stated tha< she was formerly an
The coroner’s inquest over Myers and
Ryan resulted In a verdict of "death by
bullet wounds from parties unknown.”
Mrs. Wright was held to Ihe g'and jury
with bail. The removal of Mrs. Wright
to the Watseka Jail seems to have an
nulled all mob talk.
MORTAL COIL ANNOYING.
Ilresel Made an Attempt to Commit
London, Aug, 31. —Brescl, the assassin
of King Humbert, ineffectually attempted
to commit suicide Sunday, according to
a dispatch from Rome to the Daily Mall.
He now refuses food, saying That he has
no Intention to give the bourgeosie the
satisfaction of seeing him condemned. He
shows signs of aberration of intellect.
BALTIMORE AND DENVER.
Popnlntlon of the Two Cities Given
hy the ll,iron,i.
Washington, Aug. 27 —The census of
Baltimore, as Just bulletined hy the Cen
sus Bureau. Is 508,987, against 431,439 In
186(1. This Is an increase of 74,518. or 17.13
per cent. Denver's population is 133/39,
an increase of 27,146, or 2.7.41 per cent,
BUBONIC PLAGUE AT GLASGOW. '
Three Persons I nder the Care of
the Authorities There.
Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 27.—Three |er
sons (father, mother and child) who have
certified to be suffering frtup bubonic
plogue, have been placed under the core
of the medicnl authorities here.
AMERICAN COAL OFFERED.
It Did Not Affect Prices on the Lon
London, Aug. 27—On the Coal Exchange
to-day American coal was offered for
tt'.e, but did not affect prlctz. Appar
ently no serious competition ut appre
GEN. OLIVIER A PRISONER.
Robert* Report* III* Capture—lloer*
lien ten ISnek by Hamilton at
London, Aug. 27 —The war office has re
ceived the following dispatch from Lord
Roberts, dated Belfast, to-day:
“The Boers have been beaten back by
Bruce Hamilton at Winburg. Gen. Oli
vier has been captured.”
The text of Lord Roberts’ dispatch shows
that Ihree of Olivier’s sons were also cap
tured in ihe attack which the Boers made
from three sides on Winburg. Lord Rob
erts adds that Gen. Olivier was “the mov
ing spirit among the Boers in the south--
east |Hiriion of • the Orange Colony dur
ing the war.”
STORY OF THE OPERATIONS.
Lord Robert* Describe* the Fight
ing \round l!rlfu*t.
London, Aug. 28.—The following dispatch
was sent to-day by Lord Roberts:
“Belfast (Sunday) Aug. 26.— Engaged the
enemy tho greater port of the day over
a perimetre of nearly thirty miles. Lit
tleton's division and two brigades of cav
alry, all under Duller, operated southwest
of Dalmunutha. Fren.li, with two brig
odes of cavalry, moved northwest of Bel
fast, driving the enemy to Lekcnvly, on
the Belfast-Lydenburg road.
“As soon as French reached L°kenvly,
I’ole-Carew’ advanced from Belfast in sup
port. The enemy, in considerable strength,
opposed Boiler’s and Polc-Carcw’s ad
vance. He brought three ing Toms und
many other guns and pompoms (quick
tiring guns) into action. Tho firing, until
dark, was hot and persistent. Duller hopes
his casualties will not exceed 40. Pole-
Care w has not yet reported.
“The Boers ate making a determined
stand. They have large number of
guns, the country is difficult and well
suited for their tactics and is less favor
able ro cavalry than any we have hitherto
POLE-CAR FAV MET ROE II 8.
An Artillery Dnel Iletxreen the
Force* Rental ted.
Opiums Farm, Aug. 27.—Gen. Pole-Ca
rew <nmo Into touch with the Boers at
their main position at Dalmanutha on
Saturday and shelled a plantation east
of Belfast. The Boers replied wifh long
Gen. French, on Gen. Buller’s flank, ex
changed shots with the Boers, but no
damage was done. An artillery duel oc
curred on the British front also, the 12-
pounders hombnrrllng the Boers’ position
and the latter displaying great enterprise
in handling their guns, which were plac
ed in strong position. The enemy evi
dently imends <o contest stubbornly the
ground between here and Machadodorp.
Ml RDF.It AND HI ICIDE.
Ilan Killed IBi* Friend and Turned
the ll*tol on Hlionelf.
New York, Aug. 27 —John W. Eason,
or Esslng of Chicago, to-day, in their
rooms at the Hotel Vendotne* fired two
bullets, one Into the heed and the other
into the body of his friend and associate.
Henry H. Stridlron, and thin, thrusting
the muzzle of the revolver between his
teeth, sent a bullet through his own heud.
Tho suicide expired immediately. His
victim has a fighting chance for his ilfe.
The police ore of the opinion that the
man who attempted the murder and then
committed suicide, was crazed by the ex
treme heat and maddened by drink and
jealousy. Both men came from Chicago
originally. Esson, or Esslng, is said :o
have been a contractor In that city. His
friends assert that he came to New York
*vith the expectation of getting u contract
ori the underground road here.
Stridlron went to tlie Hotel Vondorae
Friday night and registered as coming
from Baltimore. For some reason un
known, the suicide registered as H. J.
Ford of Boston. A woman upj>eared at
the hotel during the day and said the
dead man, whose name she gave as Esson,
had obtained SI,COO worth of Jewelry from
her, and ?>he wanted it. The jewelry could
not be found. Stridlron, in a statement
to the coroner, said ho mot Knson about
two woeks ago anil they were about town
at that tim j in a companion able way.
In Esson’s pocket was found Ihe fol
iowing letter, crumpled and not addressed:
“The better the day the better the deed,
r hope my friends will forgive me for this
act. I hope to spend a better life in the
next world than in this.”
The police are Investigating the affair.
Postmnstcr General luges no Order
Agnlnst the Practice.
Washington, Aug. 27.—1n accordance
with the recent general division of the
Civil Service Commission, Postmaster
General Emory Smith to-day Issued’ the
following order regarding political as
"Order No. 1091. The attention of all
postmasters, officers und employes of the
postal service Is Invited to Sections 37, 38,
39, tiO, 431 and 460 of the 2’ostal larws and
Regulations, edition of 1893, relating to
political assessments or contributions and
to the conduct of the officers and em
ployes o( the postal service In connection
with irollticul affairs. A strict observance
of these regulations Is enjoined, and any
disregard thereof will be promptly dealt
with. Postmasters und other officers of
the service will call the attention of their
subordinates to this order.”
WILL HE Nt, STRIKE.
41,-tnl Workers Seem to Think De
mands Will Be Met,
Wheeling, W. Va„ Aug. 27.—The eight
local, lodges of Ihe Amalgamated Associ
ation of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers
have voted agnlnst any recession from
the original demands upon the manu
facturers us to the Iron and tin plate
scales. A leading Amalgamated man
"There will be no strike. Influences
will be broußht o la-ar on the manu
facturers (hot they cannot resist.”
PAYING A DIVIDEND.
Fifty Per Cent. In Cosh to Price, Mc-
Cormick A Co.’s Creditors.
New York, Aug. 27— Ths Metropolitan
Trust Company began paying a dividend
of 59 per cent. In cash to-day on behalf
of the Readjustment Committee to all
creditors of Prlca, McCormick A Cos., who
havs filed their claims. The flrrt dividend
to be paid by the Trust Company will
At lo excess ot $l,O/0,009.
DAILY. 18 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.tI A YEAR
CHICAGO BY STORM
CITY INVADED BY AN ARMY OF
WITH THEM 300,000 VISITORS.
ENC AMPMENT PROMISES TO BE THE
GRAND ARMY'S GREATEST.
Men Who Soiled the Son* for the
Union DurhiH the Civil War Ilad
the Right of the Line—From 132.-
000 Enlisted in the Nuvy in the
Early Day* of the War, the Num
ber Ha* Sadly Decreased Less
Than 1,0(11) Were in Line.
Chicago, Aug. 27.—The thirty-fourth an
nual encampment of tiie Grand Army of
the Republic, which was formally opened
las-L night by the monster meeting in the
Coliseum, was in full blast to-day, and in
all respects it promises to be the greatest
or.d most successful encampment the
army has ever held. It wrae estimated! by
railroad officials *o-nigh-t that fully 45,-
COO old soldiers hud arrived, and that 300,-
OtO .other excursionists hud come with
The weather was splendid. The right
of tho line on the opening day was given
to the men who sailed the seas during tho
Civil War. The cheering to-duy was ail
for tnem, and all the honors were theirs.
The army will come to its own to-inorrow.
The heroes of the river and the sea of
the Civil War fire n small bond noiv.
Of the 132,000 men enlisted in the navy in
the enrly days of the war, less than 1,000
marched to-day, and it is agreed by the
old sailors that their number was greater
In the march to-day than it will ever bo
in ony parade to come. Only one battle
flag was carried by the naval veterans. It
was one tha>t fluttered from the monitor
Winnebago,- when Farragut mailed into
Mobile bay to gain his crowning victory.
Be ide tho nuvai veterans of tho Civil
War marched men who fought with Dew
ey at Manilla Bay and also members of
the Apsociation of ex-Prisoners of War,
They made a short march out to the na
val arch at Michigan •venue and Hub
hard Court, whero Commander-In-Chief
Shaw of the G. A. K., Acting Governor
Warder, Mayor Harr s n and o'hers re
viewed them. Prior to their parade, tho
na\al arch had betti dedicated with sim
ple exoiclsfs, in which Bishop Samuel
Fallows and Dr. E. P. Murdock of Far
ra^ut Post, (.. hicago, took a leading part.
The late afieruoon feature of the day’s
celebration, the naval parade on Lake
Michigan, proved somewhat of a dlsap
pointment, weather conditions interfering
with, the arrangements. Besides the rev
enue cutters Morrill and Fessenden and a
fleet of excursion steamers, it has been
planned to huve the large fleet of the Chi
cago Yacht Club included in the parade
from the lake front park off Jackson
Boulevard to Like Michigan, where the
naval battle took place, but the breeze of
the morning died away and hardly a
breath of air was stirring during the aft
ernoon, so thi part of the programme was
The government vessels, towing a string
of barges filled with detachments from
the Illinois Naval Reserves and gaily dec
orated with flags and streamers, steamed
to Lincoln Park, where a sham battle oc
The principal event to-night was a ban
quet of the Iron Brigade. Speaker Hen
derson, Senator Burrows, Govs. Scofield
of Wisconsin and Mount of Indiana and
Conl roller of the Currency Dawes being
among the speakers.
The Sons of Veteranh and the National
Association of Ex-Prisoners of War held
sessions during the day.
To-morrow the groat parade of tho G.
A. R. will occur, and it is expected to be
the largest parade held since the organ
ization came into existence.
BRYAN WILL NOT ATTEND.
llprnniilOrml HI, Decision to VI,l(
Ilm> c*. A. It. Encampment—4l,.-
K I nicy's Declination Hi,
Chicago, Auk. 21 .—William J. Bryan hae
follow <1 tho example of President McKin
ley and declined to be a visitor at the
rational encampment. He. this afternoon,
sent u message to Executive Director
William H. Harper, the. head of the tocal
committee Irv charge of the local end of
the encampment, saying lhat because of
tho absence of President McKinley from
•he encampment, he considered It advisa
ble to remain away. His telegram Is os
"Lincoln, Neb., Aag. 27, 1900.—-W. H.
Harper, Executive Director of the Grand
Army Reunion, Chicago: Since Prealdent
McKinley is detained by public business,
I believe that the proprieties of the occa
sion demand that 1 also decline, and thus
relieve the reunion of any appearance of
partisanship. W. J. Bryan.”
The local committee, through Mr. Har
(>er. expressed lt regrets at the inabillif
of Mr. Ilryan to be present by sending
him n meusoge, saying: "The Executive
Committee appreciates your delicacy of
sentiment undet* the circumstances, while
regret ling that we cannot have the pleio
ure and honor of entertaining you."
LOOKING INTO THE DEATH.
Found Thnt llurse,. Mud Only Chris,
linn defence Trentment.
Philadelphia. Augi. 27.—The coroner’a
office Is investigating the death of alien
J. Burgess, aged 21 years, who died Sat
urday night of consumption after six
months of ireutment by n Christian Sci
entiet named Mrs. Brownell.
The young truin was taken sick last
winter. His mother, who Is a Christian
Scientist, called In Mrs. Brownell, and
until Inst week Burgess was afforded only
that relief which might have been brought
on by the pntyera of the Christian Scien
tist. East we, k It wan decided to cull
In a physician, but the disease had taken
such a hold that nothing could be dome.
AIINOW OF GAINESVILLE.
Has nets Appointed Postmaster b>
Washington, Aug. 27.—Tha President
hae #j>pntni*d the following poetmastert:
Alabama- Knaley, Thomas B. Lawler,
riorlda—UalneavlUe, George J. Amour.