The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, August 30, 1900, Image 1
THI MORNING NEWS. Established ISoo. - - Incorporated ISS3 J. H. ESTiI • president. TALK WAS OF CHINA THE CABINET SPENT THE DAY IN A SPECIAL MEETING. 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 under consideration. 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 gramme. 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 ture. 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 China. 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 Germany. 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 come. "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 policies. CABINET IN LONG SESSION. Nearly All Day Needed for Delibera tion—R nKsin’* Communication Given Consideration. 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 ing. 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 ernment. 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 LICAN TERRITORY. 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 Virginia. 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- Graw. WILL BE NO INDORSEMENT. Afro-American Council Decided Against Introducing Folltics. Pritchard May, or May Ant, Be Heard, 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* AGRICULTURAL QUESTIONS. 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 states. 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 1,400,000.” 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 session to-morrow. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President— frank Hill, Arkansas. First Vice President—S. L. Paterson, North CuroJina. Second Vice President—J. W. Lee. Louisiana. 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 referred. 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 slates. "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 Towns Damaged. 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! fatal In the event of a further spread of the disenae (llargow shipping m l probably 4ro quarantined. 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 Italian law 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 resented him. 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 uating circumstances. 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 in prison." 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 efit along. 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 era say. 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* -trad. IVT’GARVEY A SUICIDE. 01*1 Man Who Committed Murder Here and W'n* Seat I | for Life Took Poison at the State Farm 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 Orleans. 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 last March. 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 favor. OCCUPIED iVIXcHADODORP. Robert* Report* That the Roer* Made n A ery Poor Stand Agnln*t Ilaller. 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 thla city. ( 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 official duties; “Therefore, be It resolved that the city attorney be and is hereby Instructed to prefer articles of impeachment against Ihe mayor. "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* forth. •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 in office. 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 mortem statement. 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 Delegate. 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 he aspires. 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."