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THI MORNING NEWS.
Established ISoo. - - Incorporated ISS3
J. H. ESTiI • president.
TALK WAS OF CHINA
THE CABINET SPENT THE DAY IN A
WRESTLING WITH PROBLEMS.
PLAN FOR CLEARING AWAY UNCER
TAINTY WAS COMPLETED.
Mont of the Object* Sought by This
Country Have Been Achieved.
Those That Remain—Another Sug
gestion for a Conference of the
Power* Is Millie—German y's Atti
tude as Expressed in the Message
of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Washington. Aug. 29.—A special meet
ing of the cabinet, lasting all day and
broken only by a 6hort recess for lunch
e n, marked the intense interest the ad
ministration feels in the Chinese prob
lem. The diplomatic, and not the mili
tary phase of the situation in China, was
Last evening Assistant Secretary Adee
end the French charge, M. Thiebault,
compared the French and American cop
ies of the credentials of LI Hung Chang.
To-day Mr. Adee had long talks with
Mr. Wu and the German charge, and the
.-atstance of these conversations he laid
before the cabinet. It is understood that
j • cabinet to-day completed a plan for
c earing away much of the uncertainty
i.. \v existing as to the future in China,
and outlined its views in writing.
The fact that the military situation is
n Emitted to be of secondary importance
confirms the view, though no cabinet of
ficer would vouchsafe information on this
point, that what is sought is an agree
ment among the Powers for terminating
the indefinite status of affairs in China.
I* Is believed that the point has been
leached where it is prop r that there
should be a clear expression of purpose
on the part of the principal Powers, in
order that the United States government
may know how far it may go consistent
ly in the execution of the common pro
Objects Sou & lit by the United States.
Most of the objects had in view by the
President, when he made answer to the
Chinese government s appeal in the be
ginning of the campaign on Pekin, have
b en achieved. Two others remain to be
secured, namely the safeguarding of
American in ere.-ts for the future and
some proper guarantee for indemnifica
t on for the exp i ses of recent operations
and losses of American citizens. Some
plan by which these objects can be ob
taired by the United States, in common
with similar objtcis by the other Powers
e*-gyged in China, 1=; thought feasible.
Inc-Idemal to this main purpose, several
phase-- of the. problem are a tractlng spe
cial ati ntlon. Thus the sufficiency of
Li Hung Chang’s cred ntials as a peace
envoy. r rather of the ability of the
Km: ror cf China to accredit any one
t ir-\ is a matter of international constd
c.cion. The United States not only must
1. satisfied with Ids competency, but
must convey solid assurance on that point
t* itvmce some of the other Powers,
the 1 purposes of which, perhaps, would
n-'.t be best, served by a speedy termina
tion of hostilities in China.
it was tho general understanding that
the outcome of to-day’s cabinet meeting
would be the adoption of a policy by the
administration that would tend to simpli
fy these issues, and at least bring to a
focus tho varying aspirations of the Pow
ers. If thts cannot be done, then the
question to be determined is whether or
not the United States shall proceed fur
ther. hand in hand with the allied forces.
It is believed that this matter is very
near the* decision, our determination de
pending upon the responses made by Eu
ropean nations to our inquiries.
A Conference Suggested.
The suggestion that a conference be held
of the nations represented in China is
again revived as an accompaniment of
this purpose, and. it is pointed out
that with Special Commissioner
Rockhill, just about arriving on
Chinese soil, with Von Mumm-Schwartz
enstein, the German to Baron
von Ketteler. already in China,., with the
minister’s residence at Pekin, and with
tho high military and naval officials in
the Pei Ho valley, the material is al
ready at hand for the gathering of a con
ference fully equipped to deal with even
so complex and difficult a problem as Is
presented in the settlement of China’s fu
Theer are hopes that communication
with Pekin, very much delayed of late,
will be better soon. Consul Fowler at
Che Foo got a routine dispatch through
to-day of current date, and the Navy De
partment has been Informed that the ca
ble company’s ship was. about ready to
leave Shanghai to-day to lay a direct ca
ble connecting Shanghai with Che Foo—
one of the weakest links in the chain of
communication at present. These improv
ed conditions as to the opening of commu
nication between our military and naval
commanders and the authorities here have
made It possible for the latter to abandon
the purpose conceived yesterday of em
ploying naval vessels to convey by water
messages between Shanghai and Che Foo.
The Attitude of Germany.
The attitude of Germany was the sub
ject of much official discussion during the
day, find considerable new light was
thrown upon It. Early in tho day the
German charge d’affaires, Baron Speck
von Sternberg, had a long conference with
Secretary Adee. It is understood that any
Question which may have arisen ns to the
future course of Germany is met by a
reference to an official note by Count von
Iluelow, German minister of foreign af
fairs, Issued on July 12. which fully de
fines Germany’s purposes In China. This
note of the German chancellor followed
within ten days of Secretary Hay’s note
to the Powers on July 3, and is somewhat
analogous in setting forth German's in
tentions. Count von Buelow’s note said:
“Our aim is the restoration of security
for persons and property, freedom of ac
toln for German subjects In China, the
rescue of the foreigners beleaguered In
Pekin, the re-establishment of security
and regular conditions under a properly
organized Chinese government, and repa
ration and satisfaction for the outrages
committed. We desire no partition of
' *hlna, and week no special advantage*
The Imperial government Is Imbued with
the conviction that the maintenance
the ugreemm between the Powers is a
primary end! lon for the restoration of
l"*i<e and order ... China.’*
There is reason (or believing that G*r
ar.sny holds to-day thot the foregoing dec.
• ••ration Is os effective a* when It was
first enunciated, and tht any present con
•(deration of Germany's purposes in ut
tie vi wel it. tfiw baIK of tha foiegolng
•P<f ifiu d*viaration of policy. For tht
Satoannalj iHarning Wctos.
reason the declaration: “We desire no
partition of China, and seek no special
advantages, ’’ is said to clear away the
suspicion rhat Germany has a far reach
ing purpose cf territorial acquisition in
The attitude of Italy has been defined in
a statement by Marquis Visconte Venosta,
minister of foreign affairs, as follows*
The cabinet has no political intentions
toward expansion or intrigue in China.
B J > l* y & remme I s to maintain perfect ac
\°n * >etween I* a ’y and the other Powers.
fleet and Home troops represent '.he
participation of Italy in the common task.
e cannot leave entirely to others the
protection of our national rights, nor are
wi* disinterested in the work of mutual
interests and civilization which the Pow
ers are seeking to carry on in China.’’
It is said that the course of Austria
will be practically identical with that of
Question* That Confront.
One of the best-posted members of the
diplomatic corps, who is actively engaged
in present negotiations, to-day summed
up the international complications sub
stantially as follows:
‘The Powers were in complete accord
up to the time of the taking of Pekin.
But with that accomplished, the more
important question arose as to the future
course of the Powers in dealing with
< hi no. and on that there is not as yet
ony complete accord. Thus far it seems
plain, that the United States oppose the
dismemberment of China, or any move
towards territorial extension there, and
in this position Russia and France seem
to agy?e. On the other hand, while there
is nothing definite Indicating territorial
expansion, yet the exchanges have led to
the belief that Germany. Great Britain
and probably Japan, are not averse to n
course which wil-1 bring about territorial
divisions within the empire. It was sup
posed that Japan stool against any divis
ion of tho empire, but the landing of Jap
anese troops at Amoy cannot be account
ed for on the ground that a Japanese
temp.e has been burned, so that it is tire
accepted view* tha* Japan is at least
making ready to be in a position to share
lp nny division, of territory which mav
"The course of Russia in taking NeHr
Chwang cannot be viewed in the same
light as the landing of troops at Amoy or
Shanghai, as this was for the. sole pur
pose of protecting Russia’s line, and any
ulterior territorial purposes have been
disclaimed by Russia. So far as Great
Britain’s purposes are concerned, in the
absence of any express declaration, the
landing of troops at Shanghai is strong,
evidence that Great Britain wishes to con
trol the Yang Tse vailey, which is the gar
den of China. On the part of Germany
the doubt as to her future course Is due
mainly to Count von Waldorsee’s speeches
since the taking of Pekin. These have
indicated that he was going on an exten
sive campaign, and that the fall of tho
Chinese capital was only the initial step
in a comprehensive programme, requir
ing the presence of a large army. Just
what this means is not clear, but it has
at least created much surprise in Wash
ington and some other capitals.’’
About Li’** Credential*.
The differences over Li Hung Chang’s
credentials are three-fold. One view, in
cluding that of the United States, is that
the credentials arc acceptable; another is
that they have never been shown 4© car
ry complete authority; while the third
view is that the original credentials were
valid at the time given, but have since
become Invalid through the flight of the
Emperor and Em press Dowager and the
complete collapse, of the Chinese govern
ment. The question of credentials does
not seem so difficult to deal with, and it
probably will be solved to the satisfac
tion of all concerned, but it is not clear
thus far thait the Powers can be brought
into complete accord on a general policy
for the future of China. Each appears to
be waiting for the other to act, and on
the part of some there is a traditional
disinclination to go into the outlining of
CABINET IN LONG SESSION.
Nearly All Day Needed for Delibera
tion—R nKsin’* Communication
Washington. Aug. -9.—'The longest cab
inet session held in years, adjourned nt
5:30 this evening, after having been in
session, with the exception of an hour’s
recess at 1:30, since 10 o’clock in the morn
The session was devoted to the consid
eration of the diplomatic problems which
have arisen in connection with the Chi
nese situation, as a result of the position
taken by the Powers, and it eventuated
in the formulation of a document for
transmission abroad. Tnat this document
is of supreme importance defining the r*>-
sition of the United States, is assumed
from the prolonged ond careful attention
with which it was prepared and consid
ered, but no glimm* r of light is shed upon
its exacb- character.
The St. Petersburg dispatch to London,
containing the assertion that Russia al
most immediately will notify the Power*
that she considers the relief of the Pekin
legations ns the final accomplishment of
the military task of the allied forces, )t
was learned late to-night, is the phase
of the Chinese situation which is attrac
ing the most attention from this govern
ment at thisjtime. That assertion, in
ferentiaUy* carries with it the impression
that the Russian government is of the
opinion thot, the legations having been
relieved, that government should with*
draw its military forces from Pekin, and
thinks the other allies should do likewise.
No official information along these lino*,
however, con be obtained here, although
the recent flying visit of the Russian
charge. Mr. De Wallant, from Cap** May
to Washington, is believed to be indicative
that a communication of this character
has been received from the Russian gov
The withdrawal of the military forces
from Pekin Is a phase of the Chinese
situation to which our government as yet,
has not given any serious consideration,
believing that the first duty of all the al
lies is to reach some common ground of
understanding with a view to opefdng ne
gotiations for the settlement of terms of
peace with Chinn. The withdrawal of the
military, It is held, might be very prop
erly :i subject of after consideration. The
recognition of some authority In China
with power to conduct peace negotiations
and enter lino an agreement for the pro
tection of foreign Interest and the re
cognition >f International obligation*, It
Is insisted, murt be the first step toward
the adjustment of Chinese affair* The
Russian proposition of the character re
port e<l from London would no*.
♦ her* fore It '* b lltvei. b favorably
lo k'd upon by this governin'fit.
A* a rrsult of th cab net meeting of
to-day a r•ply. out In'n* this govern
mint's attitude In this matter, was draft
,d of be s*ate deisrtrmnt and cnf to
cur smbas ador to Ht Petersburg ands
ropy furnished to the Russian charge in
iCortUoued on Fifth Png)
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1900.
TO STUMP THE EAST
BRYAN WILL INVADE TIIE REPUB
HIS CAMPAIGN MAPPED OUT.
ITINERARY OF THE NOMINEE IS BER
ING MADE UP.
Mr. Brynn Will Take Command Next
Week in Chicago—The Latter Part
of the Week He AVIII Leave for
Illinois, Indiana. Ohio, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Minnesota. Ness* York.
Ness - Jersey, Maryland and West
Chlc'ago, Aug. 29. —William J. Bryan will
lead the fight of the Democrats himself
in the Central and Eastern states. He
will take command next week in Chicago
and then will begin an invasion of Re
publican territory, for he has decided to
stump Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin,
Michigan. Minnesota, New York, New
Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia.
This change of his plan was announced
to-day by Senator J. K. Jone-s, chairman
of the Democratic National Committee,
and Mr. Bryan’s itinerary is now being
worked out by Judge McConville, chair
man of the Speakers’ Bureau.
Mr. Bryan will leave Lincoln Friday
night. On Saturday be will speak at
some point in Illinois on his way to Chi
cago. Where this speech will be made.
Senator Jones said he did not know, but
it is likely th\t <he Nebraskan will make
short speeches in several towns after he
crosses the Mississippi river.
He will reach Chicago Monday, and on
that day will moke his Labor Day speech
here. He will then go to Milwaukee for
the big Democratic picnic, Sept. 8. He
will be at Fort Wayne, Sept. 13, and the
following day, will be heard at Columbus.
O. These are ail the dates that have been
definitely decided upon, but it is settled
that Mr. Bryan will go to St. Louis next
week before going to Milwaukee.
A trip to West Virginia comes early on
the programme. From West Virginia it
is expected he will swing around the
circuit into Maryland, New Jersey, and
New York, and then he will go westward
once more, and devote some time to Ohio
and other west central states.
Charles A. Town© left Chicago to-night
for a speaking trip that will carry him
into all ports of the country. After Oct.
1 he w’ill go south to speak at Louisville,
Memphis and Atlanta.
GOES TO WEST VIRGINIA.
Mr. Bryan Will Spend Three Dr.ys
Stumping That Stale.
Unooln, Neb.. Aug. 29.-—That West Vir
ginia is to receive the early attention of
Mr. Bryan, was definitely determined to
day. The Democratic presidential candi
date has been the object of importunities
from Notional Committeeman McGraw
of that state for some time. He has plea-l
ed for a week of Mr. Bryan’s time. This
much Mr. Bryan has found himself un
able to give, but he will put in threat da>s
of next week in that state. He will leave
Chicago soon after concluding his Labor
Day speech, to be delivered in that cifv
Monday, for West Virginia, and will de
vote Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
in stumping that state. He will visit the.
greatest centers of population and th**
most doubtful districts, but the naming
of places will be left entirely to Mr. Mc-
WILL BE NO INDORSEMENT.
Afro-American Council Decided
Against Introducing Folltics.
Pritchard May, or May Ant,
Indianapolis, Ind., Auer. 29.—1 tis stated
to-night that there will be no indorse
ment of the national administration by
the National Afro-Americnn Council, and
that all politics will be eliminated from
the formal action of the convention. The
resolutions make no reference to politics.
The address to the country was reported
to the convention by the committee to
night. and action on It went over until
to-morrow. The session to-night was
lively, and several scenes occurred.
Trouble was started to-day when Bish
op Walters announced that he had in
vited representatives of the two political
parties to address the convention, and
that Senator Pritchard of North Carolina,
would speak for the Republicans later.
Delegates demanded on what authority
this had been done. George White of the
Second Congressional North Carolina Dis
trict, charged that, at the Raleigh State
Convention, he had heard Senator Pritch
ard express sympathy with any move
ment that would cut down the representa
tion in those districts of the state where
the negroes were in the majority.
White charged that the Senator on that
occasion promised his support to any leg
islation that would bring this about. The
convention appointed a committee to
await upon the Senator to-morrow, when
he arrives, and ask him if he ever ex
pressed such views. Upon his answer wid
depend whether he speaks.
The address to the country protests
against the nullification of the suffrage
provision of the federal constitution by
Mississippi. 'South Carolina. North Caro
lina and Louisiana and calls upon the
national government to see that the fed
eral compact is not thus violated. The
address says: "The interests of the white
men of the South are as much involved
In this suffrage question as ore ours, and
where our interests are so generally In
tertwined we have a just right, and we
do not feel that we entertain It in vain,
to ask them to make n larger exhibition
of the generosity and magnamlnity which
we know hy personal experience ,o form
so large a part of their character.
I,et t)ie Afro-American prop:, stand un
lllnchlngly by their suffrage rights. It Is
a l.fe and death struggle.
"IgKiklng at It fr ,m tills point of view,
we should be unfaithful lo the trust com
mitted to us If w. did n <t warn the race
against the danger of supporting any man
or party. In the North or the South, who
is oppose,! to Us full and free exercise
of tile elective franchise, under tin pro
v sinus of the Util olid 16th amendments
'O the Conothuthn
To stump for Brynn.
New York. Aug 29 —Tom L. Johnson
of Ohio, who arrived on (he Oceanic,
said to-day that he had received re
quest from Mr. Bryan to com* over and
lake the Stump fern Him and that Iw tt
-oi‘< wd to do so soon in old*
IKirunifd by the Commissioner*
at Raleigh—Officers Elected for
the Ennalng Veur.
Raleigh, N. C.. Aug. 29.—The commis
sioners of agriculture of the cotton states
to-day discussed special subjects. Prof.
Milton Whitney of Washington, D. C.,
spoke of the soil survey in the Southern
The next subject discussed was "What
is the best method of conducting experi
ments to determine the fertilizer require
ments of different plants and soil.’’ by
Col. R. J. Redding ton of the Georgia Ex
periment Station, and Prof. B. W. Kil
gore of the North Carolina Experiment
Station. The results of many valuable
experiments were given.
A telegram was read from Mr. Henry
G. Hester of New Orleans relative to the
figures of the cotton crop, promising to
send the figures next Saturday. He said:
“Southern cotton milling industry wai
never so prosperous. My returns show
more new mills than ever in our history.
New spindles being erected number nearly
The report of the committee on the
guano question was then read. It recom
mended that the commissioners secure
such legislation as will compel the manu
facturers to plade on the sack the brand,
trade mark, the weight, the available
phosphoric acid, the insoluble phosphoric
acid, the nitrogen, the potash contained
in the back and also the source of each
of the available plant foods. This pro
voked eqniid r rable discussion, and the
question Will be taken up at the morning
The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year:
President— frank Hill, Arkansas.
First Vice President—S. L. Paterson,
Second Vice President—J. W. Lee.
Secretary—Royal Daniel, Georgia.
KNIGHTS AT*BELLE ISLE.
1 ntform Hank Held It* Inspection
on the Island—Gen. Carnahan
I|n* Reoii Re-elected.
Detroit. Mich.. Aug. 29.—8e11e Isle was
invaded to-day by the Pythian army in
full* force, w hich held its biennial inspec
tion and review of the uniformed rank
on the island. The weather was clear.
The entire command of 9,000 knights re
turned to camp in good spirits and with
out special fatigue.
Sessions of the Supreme Lodge were re
sumed to-day, and some of the reports
of the commutes were heard Supreme
Chancellor Sample will announce
the re-election by the Supreme Lodge of
James R. Carnahan of Indianapolis as
major general commanding the uniform
rank. Gen. Carnahan founded the uniform
tank more than 20 years ago, and has
ever since been its commander. His sal
ary is $4,509 per year.
0 Tt appears- to be cone ded that Supreme
Chancellor Fethers of Wisconsin will be
elected supreme chancellor, according to
previous custom, instead of re-electing
Supreme Chancellor Sample.
Twenty-four past grand chiefs of the
Rathbone Sisters were to-day admitted
to the sessions- of the supreme body of
the women’s orders, but without the
right to vote.
The reports of officers were read and
The l’ythian Sisterhood Supreme Lodge
spent most of to-day’s session In discuss
ing the recommendations made in the re
ports of officers.
The “Grand Electrical and Fire Works
Parade” of the Knights of Khorassan to
night, which was announced as the spec
tacular feature of Pythbui week, resulted
in a vast amount of confusion. The police
had made no arrangements for clearing
the streets along the line of march, so
the picturesquely clad Khorassans could
not make much of a success of It.
ADDRESS TO POPULISTS.
The Mlddle-of-the-Hondrr Are
Warned Against Fusion.
Chicago, Aug. 29.—8 y order of the Na
tional Committee of the People's Party
(Middle-of-the-Road) Chairman Joseph A.
Parker and Secretary James E. Mcßride
to-day issued an address to the Populist
voters of the United States.
The address says that from its incep
tion those tPopulisis wh<J have opposed
fusion have contended that the fusion
movement was designed to destroy the
People's Party organization and to de
liver the honest Populists of this country
to the organized Democracy. It declares
that to-day there are many so-called fu
sion leaders posing as Populists, who are
acting simply as decoys to draw true Pop
ulists Into the Democratic organization
with the knowledge and co-operation of
the Democratic manager*. The eo-called
fusion party, it continues, to-day stands
without a nominee who ever pretended to
be a Populist; practically without an or
ganization and w ithout a following among
the people, save in four or five close
"We have declared that the Independent
Peoples' party shall continue to live free
from disreputable alliance with the party
of Jones and Croker, on the one hand, and
the party of Hanra and Quay on the
other. It calls on true Populists to repu
diate the attempt of fuslonlsts to deliver
them over to organized Democracy, In re
return for a few offices. and calls on them
lo roll up a vote for Barker and Donelly
which will place the party on the highway
to victory in the future.
VISITED BV STOHMH.
The Northwest Territory Had Two
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 29.—A Winnipeg,
Man., special to the Dispatch, says;
A tornado destroyed the larger portion
of the town of WhWewood. N. W. T..
yesterday. It la not known whether there
was any loss of life. Whltewood Is a
frontier settlement of 400 people.
The worst storm ever known there pass
ed over Souris last night. An Immense
skating rink was lifted from Its founda
tions. Another large building was torn
to piece*. ,
CASES OF THE I'UAiil E.
Olliers Hair Developed Among the
People of tilasgow.
Glasgow, ficoaland, Aug. 29 —Two girls
and a boy. members of Isolated families,
have fallen victims of tho bubonic plague,
though the medical authorities assert
that the attacks are loao virulent than
in fhe cases which have already prove!
In the event of a further spread of the
disenae (llargow shipping m l probably
TO PRISON FOR LIFE
MI RDE.REK OF 111 MBERT RECEIV
ED THE EXTENT OF THE LAW.
BRESCI WAS INDIFFERENT.
AN IMMENSE CROWD GATHERED
ABOUT THE COURT.
ludirlmeiit Set Forth That Bread
Had Hern Accustomed to Prac
tice Ipon n Target mid Had I **cd
Prepared Hnlletn—The Prosecutor
InniMtcd That lU'eaci Wan Respon
sible—Murderer Declared lie
Awaited the Next Revolution.
Milan. Aug. 29.—Bread, the anarchist,
who, July 29, shot and killed King Hum
bert of Italy, at Monza, while His Majes
ty was returning from a gymnastic ex
hibition. was tried, convicted ami seiv*
lenced to-day to imprisonment for life,
the highest sentence for murder under
An immense crowd of people gathered
about the court from early morning, seek
ing admission to the court room, where
only a few places were reserved for the
ticket-holding public. The hearing began
at 9 o’clock. Bresci sat in the dock, calm
and almost indifferent. His counsel, Sig
nor Martelli, head of the Milan bar, and
the anarchist writer, Signor Meriino, rep
While the indictment, which was very
long, was being read. Bresci was appar
ently unmoved and scanned the faces of
the audience without any signs of fear.
The indictment showed that the assassin
indulged in incessant target practice, and
that he prepared bullets so as to render
them more dangerous.
The witnesses were then introduced.
There were eleven for the prosecution and
five for the defense. The examination of
Rresci followed, lie declared he decided
to kill King Humbert after the events in
Milan and Sietlity, “to avenge the misery
of the people and my own.” He also said:
“1 acted without advice or accomplices.’*
The prisoner admitted tin- charge of
practice and the preparation of bullets.
He spoke in a low, firm voice, and said
he fired three shots at three yards with
his revolver. Two wooden targets w’ere
here placed on the table before the judges.
The public prosecutor made a speech,
during the course of which he eulogized
the virtues of King Humbert and re
capitulated the story of the- assassin,
whi.Tj, he contended, demonstrated that
Bresci was fully responsible for his acts,
and that the latter premeditated the crime
and had accomplices.
After denouncing the anarchist theories
which brought about such fearful crimes,
tho public prosecutor denied that Bread
had misery as un excuse, also asserting
that he was not man of
impulse nor a fanatic, but had
a calm. cynical and obstinate
mind and that his aim was infamous.
In conclusion, the public prosecutor ask
ed for a verdict of guilty without exten
Signor Meriino said he only wished to
do his duty and defended anarchy from
the charge that It had inspired the crime.
All parties, he said, had their regicides,
commencing wiih Judith. He asked that
♦ hose In whose hands the prisoner’s fate
lay would not act in a spirit of vengeance,
but of justice. He claimed extenuating
circumstances for the accused man.
Signor Martelli asked that the verdict
be temi>ered with indulgence toward the
Irresponsible man condemned of a crime
committed in a state of exaltation. He
spoke of Bresci’* previous good conduct
and implored pity for the guilty man.
Bresci was given an opportunity to
speak and said: “Sentence me. lam in
different. I await the next revolution.”
The persons who were to deliberate on
the verdict then retired.
Bresci escaped with life imprisonment
as that penalty is the most severe which
can be imposed under the laws of Italy
for murder, on which charge the anarch
ist was tried.
It was at first believed Bresci would be
tried on the charge of treason, In which
case the penalty would have been death.
With absolute indifference Bresci re
ceived the verdict and was led away to
his cell, where, henceforth, he will see no
one and hear no one. not even his jailer.
He gave the impression of an emissary,
capable of acting coolly, but incapable of
conceiving the plan. Notwithstanding his
statements, in the course of examination,
that he ha/1 no relations with anarchists
when in America, he admitted hiving re
ceived 500 lire at Genoa from Paterson.
“MY POOR CAETASO.”
Dread's Wife Wept Bitterly When
Informed of Hla Sentence.
New York, Aug. 29—The news that her
husband had been sentenced to life Im
prisonment for killing King Humbert of
Italy was carried to Mrs. Bresci at h r
home in Union Mill. N. J. When told of
the sentence she wept bitterly. When she
calmed down she said:
"My poor Uoftano! He has been tried,
cbnvlcted and sentenced in one day. That
was a great injustice. I would rather
see him (lead than have him go to prison
for life. I know he will not be able to
stand long the life he will have to lead
KESEFIT FOR JOH\ I„
Money It en 11 zed Will lie Meld In
Trnst hy a Committee.
New York. Aug, 29.—John 1.. Sullivan
was given a rousing benefit at the Twen
tieth Century Club in Madison Hquare
Garden to-night. The sum realized from
the sale of tickets and subscriptions will
he a large one. It will be held In trust
by a committee, who will Invest, the
money and pay the Interest to Sullivan.
Fitzsimmons, Jeffries, Ruhlln and Shar
key ail were present and helped the ben
KBiniCKi po I'ium
Allddle-of-the-ftoader* Opened (lend
iinnrtera nt l.oil i nvl 1 le.
Lxtuisvllle, Ky., Aug 29—National head
quarters of the Middle-of-the-Road Popu
lists were opened to-day nt fill Fifth
street, that city, and National Chairman
Joe A. Parker Is In charge. It Is the In
tention of ihe ,ornmPtr to make par
ticularly hard fight In Kentucky, the p ad
Drills!* Dork Durned.
I.ondon, Aug. 29—Th# BrPlen bark Pri
mer*. MT tons, Copt fiemafl, wht h left
Iy,n<lon May 21. for Cap* fr-as, burned
Aug 4 neat' latitude is g., longitude I'H w
One boat landed nine men on Aim, n- 'on
Island Another, wtdeh left tie hark with
five in tar. I* otlrting. Cupt. tßmsa I*
IVT’GARVEY A SUICIDE.
01*1 Man Who Committed Murder
Here and W'n* Seat I | for Life
Took Poison at the State
State Farm. Ga., Aug. 29.—Thos. Mc-
a white convict, committed sui
cide here by taking i oison to-day. Mc-
Garvey was serving a life sentence, hav
ing been sent here from Savannah last
year for the murder of his friend, which
created quite a sensation at the time.
For tho past year MoGarvey had been
used as hospital steward. Until recently
hi.=> conduct had been exemplary, and he
had rendered very satisfactory service.
A few clays ago he committed an infrac
tion of pr son rules, in which he per
sisted. and for which he was reprimand
ed. This seemed to prey upon his mind
to such on extent that he to-day swal
low* and the poison in the presence cf other*
who attempted, unsuccessfully, to take
it from him.
Med cal aid was Immediately summoned
by the warden, but MoGarvey died be
fore the arrival of a physician. Before
dying he revealed his identity, saying his
real name was Thomas Brady, and that
he had wealthy and prominent relatives
in Concord parish, Louisiana, near Now
A PARDON7OR WALKER.
The Young Mnu Convicted of Rais
ing a *1 Hill to sl° Savannah
■liim Received Clemency.
Washington,* D. C., Aug. 29. —Judge
Griggs was In Washington yesterday, and
while here, secured the pardon of Charles
R. Walker, who was convicted of violat
ing the postal law of the United States
Walker, who is about 17 years old. at
tempted to pass a one-doliar bill, which
had been raised to ten dollars. He was
tr'.ed in Savannah, convicted and sen
tenced to four years Imprisonment. He
ha a always claimed that he did not raise
the bill, and that he was not aware that
i' had been changed.
The boy is the son of Joseph D. Walker,
mi old and respected citizen of Georgia,
and It was on account of this fact and
his age that Judge Griggs was successful
in securing his pardon. The boy's re
pented denial of any knowledge of the
counterfeit and the absence of any direct
proof of his guilt, also worked in his
Robert* Report* That the Roer*
Made n A ery Poor Stand Agnln*t
London. Aug. 29. Lord Roberts reports,
under date of Belfast, Aug. 28, as follows:
“Buller’s advance occupied Machado
dorp this afternoon. The enemy made a
very poor stand and retired northward,
followed by Dundonald’n mounted troops,
who could not proceed beyond Helvetia
on account of the difficult nature of th**
country, and the enemy taking up a posi
tion too strong to be dislodged by the
mounted troor*. It appears that Buller's
casual tea were very few.
“French continued the movement to
day as far as Elandsfontein, from which
he turned' the enemy out with no difficul
ty. The latter retired very rapidly, leav
ing cooked food behind.”
Gen. Buller’s casualties, Aug. 27, were:
Killed, one officer and 13 men; wounded,
seven officers ami fifty-seven men.
NO SPEED PR EM 11 M.
Did Not C'o*t More to Have the Ala
bama fliiilt to Run Fast.
Washington, Aug. 29.—The navy depart
ment has received an official telegram, con
firming the press reports of the success
ful speed trial of the Alabama. A dispatch
to the deportment from Admiral Rodgers
said that the Alabama had made an aver
age of 17. knots. This was supplemented
by a message from Chief Engineer Perry,
saying: “Alabama easily made 17 knots
without driving or mishap of any kind. ’
The easy manner in which the Alabama
exceeded her contract speed by a full
knot, leads the department to believe that,
dtiven at her full capacity, she might ex
ceed her trial by a considerable fraction.
There was no speed premium paid on the
Alabama, nrd her builders jwobably felt
that it ivan useless to force her to the ut
most limit at the risk of a probable mis
hap to the machinery.
The lowa, which is the only battleship
so far that has exceeded the speed of the
Alabama, made 17.04 knot*, and the *pe<sl
premium on her by the department
amounted to 2217.420.
WADDELL, IN T4IE FIGHT.
Another Candidate Annonnces for
the Senate in -North Carolina.
Wilmington, N. C., Aug. 29.—Hon. Al
fred M. Waddell of this city, who was
a representative in Congress eight years,
and is well known throughout the state,
formally announces himself a candidate
for the United Rtntrs Senate. This makes
three candidates now regularly in the
field, the other two being Democratic
Stoto Chairman M. F. Simmons and (leu.
Julian S. Carr. To ihese may he added
rx-Oov. Thomas J. Jarvis, who, although
not yet formally announced, is known to
be a candidate.
The cbolee of the Democratic parly vlll
he determined by a primary to be held
throughout the state on Nov. 6 next.
The term of Semtlor Marlon Butler,
Populist, expire* on March 4, 1901,
C’AMI'AI 1% NEW YORK.
Democratic Committee Mill Consid
er Eastern Headquarters.
New York. Aug 29 Daniel J, Cnmpau.
rn< mljer of the Democratic Committee,
fr. m Michigan, arrive! in this city to
il ght and r glstend al the HofTman
House. He ssid that there will be a meet-
P k Thursday to decide upon the uues
d it of op nlng eastern headquarters In
( BNII ft Fit, 1 MEN GIVEN. ,
I’afersnn. N, J., Has IIMLITI and
AYilmlmclon, Del., TtlAtH.
Washington, Aug. 21 -The Census Bu
reau announces the population of Daier
oon. N. J., SS 109,171, an Increaae of 30*24,
nr 311' l-r cent. The pofmlaiLon of WII.
n.i gton. Del, tr T 0,905, an Increase <4 il,-
277, or MM per cent
DAILY, $8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES- A- WEEK.fI A YEAR
TO TRY WOODWARD
ATLANTA’S CITY COUNCIL RESOLV
ED UPON THIS ACTION.
THE MAYOR MUST BE TRIED.
DRUNKENNESS AND DISREGARD OP
PUBLIC DUTY CHARGED.
Till* Time tlie ( ouni'll Seem* to 114*
In Enrne*t—\& oo<lwurl AYnnted to
Temporise, hut Council Wouldn’t
Have It—lnstructed (lie City Attor
ney to Prepare Impeachment Arti
cle* and Appointed a ( oinm It tee to
AsmlM—Woodward Will Fight.
Atlanta, Aug. 29.—After serving the City
of Atlanta as mayor for eighteen months
and with on.y four more months to serve
to complete hla term of office. James G.
Woodwurd stands charged by the City
Council with drunkenness and consequent
negligence of public duty.
The City Council this afternoon passed
a resolution calling on tho city attorney
to prepare impeachment articles, appoint
ing a committee of three. Mnyson, John
son and Rawson, to assist the city attor
ney in preparing the charges and fixing
the time for the commencement of the
trial at 10 o’clock on Sept. 4, in the Coun
cil ehambr r. Judge H. M. Reid Is named
In the resolution as presiding officer of
the. impeachment court by virtue of his
office as fixed by the city charter.
While the Council was considering tho
resolution. Mayor Woodwurd telephoned
to Councilman Pope and appealed to him
to have the resolution withdrawn, stating
that he would make, any amends for his
conduct that Council might desire If he
could be given until next Monday.
Council received the statement of Mayor
Woodward's plea in silence and took no
further notice of it until an effort was
made to lay the Impeachment resolution
on the table, in order to give him another
chance. This was voted down by a vote of
12 to ♦. The following resolutions were
then passed unnnimuosly:
“Whereas, His honor. Mayor James Q.
Woodward, has, by reason of hia contin
ued drunkenness, grossly neglected his
“Therefore, be It resolved that the city
attorney be and is hereby Instructed to
prefer articles of impeachment against
"Resolved further. That a copy of said
articles of impeachment be served by the
city marshal upon Hon. .Tames G. Wood
ward, mayor of the City of Atlanta,
charging him with the offense therein se*
•Resolved, further. Thnt thf* trial of Paid
Mayor under t?aid articles of impeachment
to l>e fixed for the 4th day of September,
1900. at 10 o'clock a. m.. In the Council
Chamber, and that Hon. H. M. Reid.
Judge of the City Court of Atlanta, be re
quested to preside at such trial, as re*
qulred by the city charter."
This resolution was introduced by Alder
men Johnson. Day. Kilpatrick, Beuteil,
Coutioilmen Pope. Parks, Holland, Bar
rel t. Maddox, Rawaon,Harwell,Thompson,
Adams and Mlnhlnnett. On the vote to
table, six member a voted aye. They were
Day, Barrett, Holland, Parks, Roy and
Long I no. It will require a two-thirds vote
to oust rfie Mayor, and if his six men re
main firm, as It Is believed they will, and
he ran get one more vote, ns his friends
think ho can, he will be enabled to remain
This is the third attempt to impeach
Mayor Woodward, and is by far the mot
formidable one yet made, since several of
his strongest personal friends and sup
porters are in the movement. The reason
for this lies in the fact that the Mayor
has been drinking more heavily and more
steadily of late than ever liefore. He has
retained Cor. W. T. Meyers as his attor
ney and will fight to the bitter end. ’
NO NEW 8 OH ILL TREATMENT.
Wr llrimrtinrnl Him Ilii.l no Com.
plain. About Crfimhiiw.
Washington, Aug. I9.~The War Depart
ment has no information concerning the
alleged 111 treatment of Capt. Crenshaw of
Georgia, who died yeaterday and whoso
relatives say he did not receive proper
care on the transport Sherman. A tele
gram received at the War Depjariment
yesterday from Capt. Crenshaw's father
made no allusion to the alleged 111 treat
ment of his son.
CAME WITH CRENSHAW
Dr. Kellogg Denies the Captain Suf
fered 111 Trcnlmcnl,
Ratt’e Creek, Mich , Aug .29.—Dr. P. S.
Kellogg, who has Just returned from two
yars' service as a surgeon In the Philip
pines, denies the charges of neglect on
the transport Sherman made hy Capt.
Crensthtiw cf Atlan'a, Ga., In his ante
Dr. Kellogg, who came home on the
Sherman with Capt. Crenshaw, ays that
the captain was so bod y wounded that It
was only a question of time when he
would r.le, and It was at his own request
thnt the Captiln was allowed to come
home Dr. Kellogg avers that Crenshaw
had every possible attention. Including the
b'*et physicians and nuts's. He says that
he assisted him occasionally himself, and
knows that If Capt Crenshaw was out
of his berth nt any time he crawled out
in his delirium.
WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT.
An Mu so Would Not He a Convention
Baynmo. Santiago de Cuba Province,
Aug. 29.—At Manzanillo yesterday, Geo.
Bnrtolotne Mono declined the nomination
for n delegate to the convention. In aptte
of tnc gieot pressure brought lo bear
an him, claiming that it would identify
him with some political party, and that
his acceptance would defeat hi* ambition*
for the presidential nomination, to which
THE € Z Alt M AS DHIEF.
All He Coaltl Do Mae lo Advise Peace
for the Transvaal.
I .on don. Aug, "Dr, Deyde' Inter
view with Emperor Nicholas," soys •
dispatch to the Dally Mall from St. Pe
tersburg. "Inst *4 barely five mlnulw. The
,'zar said hs was sorry that ha could do
nolhUig for the Transvaal, except to urge
gt lo make peace, ae be listed all war."