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THE MORNING NEWS
Established IM*. - Incorporated IKS*
J. H. EBTII.U President.
THIRTEEN ARE DEAD
thirty on more. njißno h a
RAILROAD BM.ASH-C P.
COLLISION ON THE READING.
ITCtRIIOI TRAIT mi TK REAR
KNO OF A MILK TRAIT.
Itrad an<l Inlnrrl Amlrlst th r Tm
of WrrrliMr Franl a riclare or
Indescribable Horror—W aa oa the
Bethlehem Branch Tot Far From
Philadelphia—Thousands Were In
terested ami Raav *••••>* lit Irwi ol
Bela live*—Will H.- luvestivated.
I'hlUrtelphig. Srpl. 2.—Thirteen person*
killed and over thirty others Injured I*
the appalling record of a rear-end col
li ion between an excursion train and a
milk train on the Bethlehem hranch of
the Philadelphia and Heading Railway
thl* morning, at Hatfield. Pa., twenty!
rcven mllea north of this city. The kill
Mi** Annie sherry, aged !1 years. South
Robert Mljler. 21. South Bethlehem.
Richard Bachman. 40, South Bethlehem.
Ira Khret. *>. South Bethlehem.
William Ehret, 22. brother of Ira. South
Joseph Mordaunt. 22. South Belhlehem.
I'hsrlc- McPonlgle. Allentown.
Thomas Day. Allentown.
Mias Maml Kaelln. 14. Telford.
Godfrey Kneltn. father of Mamie.
William Blackburn, Ambler.
Humid l.andls. Hatlteld.
The Many Injured.
The seriously Injured are: John David,
Philadelphia, engineer of excursion train,
skull fraelured. critical: Albert J. Wagner.
Philadelphia, fireman excursion train.
, nntualons of chest and legs, serious; Wll
► ■>n (ifossland. South Bethlehem, boggage
m. of mUk train, head lawrated, ser
i.uts; Michael J. Tlghe. Allentown, legs
crushed and burned, serious; John Gor
man. South Bethlehem; foot crushed.
The others Injured were: J'jfin McHugh.
South Bethlehem; Abraham Transue, Jr..
South Bethlehem; Mrs. William Burk
h.irdt. South Bethlehem; Miss Gertrude
r.urkhardt. South P. J. Mc-
Mahon. South Bethlehem. John Relchly.
South Bethlehem; Mrs. George Harrison;
Irvin Newhard. Mary Newhard. South
Bethlehem; Miss Carrie Bachman daugh
ter of Richard Bachman, who was killed;
Ms Brennan. South Bethlehem; L T.
H.rtaog. Marry Schloti. South Bathle
hem Edward Keese; Mrs. 6. Haber. John
ft, hues. William Schsnts, Miss Schana-
K a, fee, d* of Allentown; Mary Koch.
Ixwi* Knecht, Georgo Landl*. Miss Al
lred Schmoyer. alt of Bethlehem; Annie
Miller South Bethlehem; William WII
n, ver. South Bethlehem, and Mrs. Wll
smashed Into Milk Train.
The wrecked train consisted of ten day
.~i hte, and was the first section of a
forge excursion, made up of people from
Bethlehem. Allentown and aurroursllng
■owns to AUDitlc CMy. It left the Union
!•,s>t In Bethlehem at A:* a m . exactly
thirty-five minute* behind the milk train.
The latter train couslssed of two milk
out and two passenger coaches, and hid
opped nt'every station on the road from
Bcthlehsm en route to Philadelphia.
At S.M o'clock, the milk train drew
up at the milk platform at Hatfield, and
In less than two minutes the special ex
cursion train, running at the rate of
thirly-flvs miles an hour, crashed ln*o
to- rear of the milk train.
The locomotive ploughed through the
two passenger coaches and crushed them
os If they were egg shells The milk car
immediately In front, was also badly
Four persons, Godfrey Kaelln. hi*
•laughter. Mamie. Harold Randle and Will
iam Blackburn, on the passenger car of
•he milk train, were almost Instantly
kl led. Fortunately there were very few
lemons on this train.
A Plrltrf of Hnirnr.
The excursion train n • picture of
Indescribable horror. The locomotive w
• man of bent and broken Iron, and (Irm
ly held the bodice of lla engineer and flre
man lieneath lla great weight. Behind
the engine, six of the ten car* were also
a maag of ftreckage. The tlret rar WJI
broken In twain, and the other live earn
were thrown on their skits. completely
Nine per tone were killed In the Ural two
cars, and the others In the coaches were
As soon as the crash came a terrible
cry arose from the smashed cars, and
those who had not been injured, qulckiy
crawled or Jumped from the cars and
tc'ni to the assistance of the Injured
Many were pinned down by wreckage, and
had to be freed by the liberal use of
Messengers were sent to the nearby vil
lages for physicians, and a relief train
Was telegraphed for from Bethlehem
M’lih fifteen doctors and half a dogen
nurses, a special train was sent from
Bethlehem, but before It reached the
scene of the wreck. It was signalled to
return to Bethlehem, aa a special carry
ing nearly all the Injured had started for
the hospital at that place. On the run
from Hatfield to the hospital three of the
Great trouble was experienced In keep
ing the relatives away from the Injured
on the train so that the doctors gathered
from near Hatfield could attend to tha
The special train arrived al Bethlaham
at 11:10 and was mat by fully 1.400 per
•oni, all clamoring to get a bit of nswf
°f tha wreck or trying to learn whether
'oved ones were among the victims. Tha
n*w of tha wreck had reachel Bethle
b*m at 1 o'clock, and the news spread
like wildfire. All the police of the town
■""re gathered at the station, and ft was
Jsatoannal) Morning Me toe.
with great difficulty that the injured
were removed to the waiting ambulances
and other vehicles which conveyed them
to the hospitals. All during the day peo
ple from Allentown,t'atasauqua and other
places came pouring Into Bethlehem, an.l
eonfuston reigned throughout the day.
The second section of the excursion, made
up of persons from towns other then
Bethlehem and Allentown, left soon sfter
the first section, but was flagged down
before It reached Halfleld. As It could
not get through on account of the block
ed tracks, li was relumed to Bethlehem,
and there was great rejoicing at the nar
row escape of Its occupants from the
Will lie Investigated.
The coroner of Montgomery county
promises a rigorous Investigation into the
There are conflicting stories as to re
sponsibility for the accident, one version
Is that the engineer of the excursion train
had been warned at Botnlerton, the sta
tion nUive Hatfield, that ft milk train w it
a few minutes ahead of him Another
story la that the train dispatcher's office
In Philadelphia, was si fault. The train
men refused to talk of the accident.
Fifteen hundred tickets had been sold
for the excursion to the seashore, and It
was to have been the last of the season.
Wellington H. Rosenherry of Ignsdale.
a representative In the Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, was on the milk
train. He had hla Jaw broken and wu
also Internally Injured. Ills condition Is
ANNEXATION OF TRAMVAAL
Lord Roberts Held to Have Issued
Ixniton, Hfpi 3.—lt 1# rfpotlal Ihil
Lord Roberta hw ImuiM a proclamation
formally annexing the Transvaal to the
nonunion* o( the British crown.
Oen Christian DeWet, according to the
Dally aU'a Cape Town advice*. I* re
ported to have appeared again along the
railway, near the Wtnburg road.
KRIOER AAD MTBYN MAY’ FLEE.
l.eaeral Opinion la the War la Pretty
Near an End,
Pretoria. Bept. 1.-Mr. Kruger and Mr.
Bteyn have gone to Barberton. It la be
lieved that they art' preparing for flight.
The general opinion I* that Ihe war l
now very near Ihe end; but. rhould the
Boers construct strongholds In Ihe bush,
on Ihe veldt, or elsewhere, and begin a
system of rakls. the British would re
quire further large supplies of boros*.
Gen. Buller moved fourteen miles north
westward along the Lydenburg road and
crossed Crocodile river to Badfonteln. Ho
found the Boer* concentrating In the
A force of Boers, under Commandant
Theron, broke through tlw British line*
and raptured and burned a supply train
at Klip river station, taking 3a prisoners.
Brabant's horse provbeded thither, re
capturing all the prisoner*, and drove the
Boers Into the hills.
Col. Plumer dispersed a small com
mando under Commandant Pretorlus oast
of rtnaar's river, capturing twenty-six
Boers, a number of wagons and a quan
tity of cattle and rifle*.
DKNAM) Foil COAL.
German)'* Supply for a Few Months
Mast Go From Inltrd Mates.
Berlin. Sept. 2.—The coal scarcity con
tinues and la much discussed. An ad
vance of one mark per ton has been
made in Silesia. The burning of peat
has begun In Berlin on a large scale.
The proposed reduction of railway
freight* on Imported coal, as the papers
point out. cannot attract Kngilsh coal,
owing to Its dearness, hut will leave the
field open for American coal. The Ber
liner Tageblatt says;
"II would be singular If the enterpris
ing American* should let the present fav
orable ppportunlty pas* without a power
ful effort to Increase the coal export."
The Boersen Zettung remarks:
"The German demand must depend
upon American coal for the next few
The situation of Ihe Iron market Is
somewhat Improved. The sheet mills of
Westphalia report Increased orders. Ger
many's pig Iron production for July waa
*86,213 ions, against *T>.i3t for the pre
M.M \ tilth HEPt BLICAKI.
Odell and Woodruff for Governor and
Saratoga. N. Y.. Sept I.— The concen
sus of opinion here to-night makes up the
following Republican state ticket, to be
nominated by the convention, will meet
For Governor-Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.,
For lieutenant Governor—Timothy I*.
Woodruff of Kings
For Controller—William J. Morgan of
For Secretary of Btate—John T. Mc-
Donough of Albany.
For Slate Engineer—Edward A. Bond of
For Attorney General—John C. Davies
For State Treasurer—John P. Jaeckel
OLAMMW PLtOt'C ITgHWBI.
Alaety-thrre I sari of the niaeoee Are
l Oder Observation,
Glasgow. Sept. I—Another death, sup
posed to be due to the bubonic plague,
occurred here to-day.
Ninety-three cases of the disease are
now under observation.
TO KEEP OPT THE CHINESE*
Pare Conalderlna Legislation to Stop
Uma. Peru, via Oalveaton. Teg.. Sept
j.—The Peruvian Senate yesterday had
under consideration, a proposal for ibe
preventing of Chinese immigration In view
of a possible exodus from China, as a re
sult of the present disturbances.
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER X 1000.
CHINA’S GREAT PLOT
SCHEME. HM K HIM. SAVA. TO EX
PEL ALL FOREIGNER*.
BOXERS ONLY ACCESSORIES.
IF ALLIES PALL Ol T FnRHMMI
W ILL HAVE TO GO.
Chinese Government's Plan Practi
cally Saernafsl, Since All Foreign
ers Have Had to Trek the Treaty
Ports—Tow Is Ikr Time to Mettle
Ike Stains or All Forrlgnera In
Chinn—l.l Hung t hang Thoroughly
Copyright. I*o. the Associated Press.
Shanghai. Bept 2 —Mr William Wood
vllle Kockhltl. special commissioner ol
the United States government, to Investi
gate mid report on conditions In China
In an Interview with a representative of
the Associated Press, emphasising the
tmpnrtancd of the harmonious action of
the Power* as a measure of self-defense,
"If the Chinese government Is able to
break the concert of nations, and to bring
about a disagreement on the part of any
government. In such a way os to secure
any relaxation of the joint demand;', all
the foreigners |n China may as well pack
up and leave.
"This Is the very best opportunity o
settle for all time the statue of foreigners
in China. If that matter Is not settled
now, the Chinese will be encouraged to
persist In their present policy, and the
Powers will have the whole trouble to
thresh over again every two or three
years. I believe that all the governments
are Impressed with this truth; and I be
lieve most of them realise that a definite
and permanent settlement of the statue
of foreigners and the establishment of
freedom of trade are more Important to
them now than the acquisition of terri
A Deliberate Plan.
"This has been a deliberately planned
movement on the imrt of the Chinese gov
ernment to expel all foreigners. The de
crees printed in the Imperial Gasette prove
this. The movement has been practically
successful, since every foreigner In Ihe In
terior has been obliged to seek refuge at
the treaty ports The Imperial govern
ment merely utilised the Boxers as con
venient accessories to Its schemes.
"The relief of Pekin Is already an Inci
dent of the crisis. The really Important
work remains to be done Marquis Ito,
probably the best Informed man alive on
Eastern politics, said to me that the pres
ent was the greatest crisis In the history
of China and that all preceding. Eastern
question* sunk Into Insignificance beside
It. Are civilised nations to yield to the
Chinese conceit of their own superiority?"
Mr. Itockhlll end other officials In
Shanghai, like Ihe public, are utterly Ig
norant of Ihe course of diplomatic and
military events In Pekin. The consuls of
the various governments have sent fre
quent telegrams to their respective minis
ters. but have been unable to get re
plies It Is suspected that official mes
sages are tampered with between Shang
hai and Che Foo.
Southern Viceroys All night.
The attitude of the Southern viceroy* In
protecting foreigner* commands confi
dence In their good faith, and negotia
tions will probably be conducted through
There la a financial panic In Chinese
'.airiness circle* here. Probably an Im
portant factor Is the money rtftr, which
la now X per cent, per month. The
trader* are trying to get the ear of the
LI Hung Chang still remains In Shang
hai. He la thoroughly discredited, but
I* Intriguing to get the foreigner* to
quarrel among themselves. To-day he
told American and Kngilsh diplomats
that the Russians had promised to with
draw from Pekin, regardless of the pol
icy of other nations. His statement Is
not believed. On Ihe contrary. It Is
thought probable that he Is simultaneous
ly assuring the Russians that the Amer
icans and British have promised to with
TOLD AMKRir.AA* TO <IET OFT.
Germans Say They Want apace Or
rnptrd by Oar Troops.
Copyright, 19®. the Associated Press.
T<en Trin, Aug. 29, via Taku, Aug. *>.—
The Oerman* have formally demanded
for themselves all the buildings and
grounds of the ramp of the I'nlted States
troops, explaining that these will be need
ed by the large German forces soon to
As the American camp lie* In the Oer
man concession. Ihe demand will prob
ably he complied with, and anew camp
for the I'nlted State* troops will be es
tablished outside the city.
Orders received from Washington di
rect that the 5.0® American troop# be
divided between Pekin. Tien Tsln and
Taku for the winter Abundant supplies
are now arriving, and all that la neces
sary Is being rapidly forwarded to Pe
It Is understood here that I'nlted State*
Minister Conger Insists that LI Hung
Chang shall be allowed to proceed to Pe
kin for a conference.
PRIME CHINO At HF.GKNT.
Reported That Hr Is Afraid to Re
torn to Pekin.
St. Petersburg. Sept. L—The Official
Messenger publishes the following dis
patch. dated Pekin. Aug 39, from the
Russian minister. M de Olers:
"There Is an unconfirmed rumor that
Pi Ince Chlng has bsen appotntsd regent,
but I* afraid to return here unlesa the
foreign envoy* will guarantee his liber
ty. Ten dignitaries remaining In Pekin
have consequently resolved to petition the
diplomats. In the Inter#** of an amelio
ration of th* situation, to Invlt* Prince
Chlng to return lo Pekin and to give ex
Earl LI sst French t'eaaal.
Shanghai. Sep* I—LI Hung Chang vis
ited Ihe French consul this morning and
had a long Interview with hint The
subject matter of the conference has not
CAMPAIGN l> VERMONT.
Republlrana Mm An* Get the t’aaal
Montpelier, VL. Bept. L—The dose of
the campaign In Vermont come last night
with political gatherings In nearly every
city and town In the state.
Tuesday will he election day and the re
sult Is anxiously awaited by the leaders
of Ihe two purttef. In the opinion of the
men who are popularly supposed lo guUle
the destinies of the parties. II Is not so
much who will be elected, s* the else of
the vote, analysed Into percentages of
gain or loss, as compared with Has vote
of four years ago.
The Green Mountain State has always
been In the Itepulillcan column, and Its
pluralities, when national Issues have
been Injected Into Its state canvass, have
been equal lo and even larger than Ihe
Democratic vote Itself. This year Ihe
canvass has not been quite as vigorous
as that of four years ago. although the
Democrats have done a larger amount of
work. Much of the old-time enthusiasm
and fireworks have been missed, and It
was not until a fortnight ago that the
actual work of arousing the voters began.
The legislative fight and the license Is
sue will enter Into the ballot to some ex
tent. The former was precipitated by the
candidacy of t'ongreeeronn William W
Grout and former Gov William P Dil
lingham. for United States senator to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of Sen
ator Justin Morrill, the unfinished term
having been filled by Judge Hess through
the Governor's appointment.
The Republicans. It Is understood, do
not figure on the plurality of 40.080. which
they secured four years ago.
DEFENDS THE COMMISSIONER.
Valais Says Peek Did All He Conld
Notv York. Sept 2.—The French Lino
steamer I.a Totiralne arrived from Havre
to-day. In Ihe cabin was Arthur Valolt.
United Btatta Commissioner to the Paris
Exposition He defeat let] C.immleeloner
General Peck from the cabled charge that
he had acted discourteously to state rep
resentatives at the exposition
In speaking of the story that Mr Peck
had secretly worked to prevent Mrs. Man
nlng and Mrs. Potter Palmer from being
decorated by the French government, he
“That Is Impossible, for I know how
such things are done The names for the
Legion of Honor are handedtn and passed
on Ihelr merits. I know that Mr Peck
presented the names of Mrs Manning,
Mrs. Potter Palmer end Michael H De-
Young for the order. A* to the rrltlclsn)
over there being so many representative*
from tha United fitates, and ttte difficulty
of supplying all with Invitations to anler
tnlnmeuts. all that I ran say la that there
always Is trouble when a big enterprise,
like the exposition |s under tvoy. There
are certainly many officials from tit's
country to the exposition.”
Tt) RECEIVE lilt IT Is II SHIPS.
North Atlantic Sqandron la Assem
bling at Bar Harbor.
Bar Harbor, Me.. Sept. 2—The I'nlted
Slates cruiser New York. La* flagship of
the North Atlantic aqua-Iron, Rear Ad
miral Karquhar commander-ln-chlef, an
chored In the outer of Bar Har
bor this afternoon. The flagship was a-t
comparin',l the auxiliary gunboat Scor
pion The other ahtps comprising the
squadron to arrive to-morrow are the
Tcxaj. Indiana. .Massachusetts, Kentucky
otul Kearsarge The Dolphin, alao. may
Join the aqundron here.
Rear Admiral Karquhar will order all
his vessel* lo anchor outside Bar Island,
leaving Ihe Inner harbor clear for the
guests, ihe British squadron which Is ea
pected to arrive Tueaday morning The
reading room, hotels, store* and cottage*
are gav with British and American flag*.
The resident committee la complallng ar
rangements for the reception to the offi
cers of both squadrons.
ROO9BVBLT 19 IN FMIFAGO.
Hr Will Speak I nder Aasplrea of
Many labor t nluoa.
Chicago, Sept. 2—Gov. Roooevelt arrived
In Chicago to-day from New York and
proceeded at one-- to the Auditorium An
nex He wa* met by a committee repra
arntlng about one hundred anfl fifty labor
union*, under Ihe auspices of wblch he la
lo speak at Electric Park to-morrow.
An understanding was arrived at by
which the programme, as far as Gov.
Roosevelt Is concerned, la to be carried
out a* announced The Govrrnor will make
the flrat a-l-lres* In the sfternoo so aa to
enable him to reach the train for Sarato
ga. where he Is to make a apeech on Sept.
5, opening the campaign In New York
state. His Western campaigning tour will
then he begun, consuming practically six
V HEN K 19 WARSHIP Ft NO f
Article Pabllshed to Mexico t eases
Mexico City. Sept. 2.—The popular or
gan here. Lsi Naclon Kspanoks. wants to
know what has become of the big pa
triotic fund raised here by patriotic
Spaniards, for the purpose of purchasing
a warship for the Spanish nary. It calls
for an open statement of the committee's
accounts, and declares that the war con
tribution account will not be permitted
to he liquidated In silence.
The newspaper charges that there la a
deep mystery about the fund which should
he clearest up. The article ha* caused ex
citement In the Spanish colony, which lit
erally subscribed for an addition to the
Spanish navy during ihe war with die
TOWN OF ATLIN WIPED OFT.
Fire on tssilay Destroyed All of Its
Victor!*. R. C., Sept. 2.—The steamer
Amur, from Ihe North, brings a report
of a disastrous Are which (truck the town
of Atltn on Sunday last, practically wip
ing It out of existence.
Tan of th* largest and most Important
business buildings In ihe town were de
stroyed. causing a loaa that la estimate]
at about MO.oro It Is reported by th*
steamboat people that there Is little, if
any. Insurance on th* property destroyed
and that the loss will b* substantially
REPLIES OF POWERS
PEW TO Ml **<>-% M Kill-
THOSE MADE NOT DEFINITE.
LAt K OF f'OMMI Alt ATION WITH
PEKIN CAI BEN DELAY.
F.mpresa Dowager Moving Still Fnr-
Iher Anar From t klsr.r I npltnl.
Emperor May Hemaln Where He
la or Hetarn to Pekin—ilia Pres
ence Would Facilitate the Aegolla
tlaine— F.nrl 1.l la *llll at Nhnuahni.
*l l mm I lon at Amos.
Washington. Bept. 2 —Bo far as can be
ascertained, there were no Important de
velopments In the Chinese situation here
The officials maintain unusual reticence.
They say they have no Information to
moke public regarding Ihe replies to Ihe
Amerlesn- Hues!.m propositions regarding
the withdrawal of the military forces of
Ihe Powers from Pekin.
Mr. Adee. the acting secretary of state,
has decided for the preeent not to make
any statement as lo the names of the
Powers which have answered, or lo In
dicate whether the replies are of an af
firmative or negative character, on the
ground that publication of the attitude of
the Power* might embarrass the nego
tiations at thl* lime. It Is. therefore, Im
possible to learn definitely lo what ex
tent answer* have been received.
The opinion prevail*, however, that
none of a conclusive character have aa
yet come to hand, such communications
as hove been received being merely of a
preliminary character. In diplomatic cir
cles the opinion prevail* that none of
Ihe great Powers have aa yet reached a
final determination aa to the course they
will pursue. It Is recognised here that
some of them, at least, will want suffi
cient time to permit communication* with
thetr diplomatic and military representa
tive* In China, with a view of determin
ing the exact condition of alTalra from
their own point of view before undertak
ing to make any reply to so Important a
proposition as that Involved In the Amer
Com man leal lon Intermitted.
Owing *o th# Interruption of telegraphic
communication between Pekin and Tien
Tsln, It Is believed here that some day*
may elapse before Anal answer# are re
ceived. Official* are watching with In
terest the editorial commcqt of th* Eu
ropean pres* as Indices of the sentiment
prevailing In the various countries of
No tablegrams from China were given
to Ihe press by any of the'-lepartment*
to-day. Secretary Adee wa* at the stale
department during Ihe day. but he said
to-night that no telegrams of consequence
had been received The Interruption of
communication wllh Pekin I* presumably
responsible in part for this. * some days
have now elapsed since any word wo* re
ceived from Mr. Conger.
Mr. Wu. the Chinese minister, still re
mains at Cape at the legation
It was said there had not been a dispatch
received during the day.
The latest word concerning the where
abouts of LI Hung Chang was contained
In Ihe Associated Press cable from Shang
hai to-night, staling that U wa* still
there. The report that the foreigner*
there generally discredited him was read
with Interest In diplomatic circles. The
suspicion of his motives there seems to
bn shared by many diplomats here.
F.m pries and Emperor.
An Interesting bit of information re
garding the Empress Isowager came to
Washington In a round about way to-day.
It was to the effect that the British gov
ernment had received word that the Em
press was going from Tysn Fu In the
province of fthansl, to which place alic
had fled after her escape from Pekin to
Hslnan Fu. Hsinsn Fu I*
than Tyan Fu. Indicating that Rh* hs
moving still further away from the (Jill
The report say* nothing of Ihe Em
perors movements. It Is suggested as
a possibility that he may have left her
encouraged, end that he may have de
cided either to remain -where he Is or to
return to Pekin. Hl* return to the cap
ital city would probably completely change
the sltuntton. lie belonged to the pro
gressive party before he was compelled
to sign the imperial rescript of IMA. and
If ressoted to power, |s-.i s negotiations
would undoubtedly be facilitated. Thy
Powers would nave more confidence in
him lhan in the reactionary party. De
spite the Empress' coup of two years ago,
diplomat* here familiar with mines* af
fair# eny the Chinese people regard him
ss their rightful ruler.
Slluatlou al Amo).
The government officials apparently are
not concerning themselves over the sit
uation at Amoy, notwithstanding the
press reports that great numbers of Chi
nese are leaving bemuse of the fear of
the Impending trouble. Consul Goodnotv
at Shanghai, has reported to the Mate
department that Ihe incident, referring
to the lanmng of marines by th* Japa
nese there, wan closed, and this presum
ably hoe satisfied the officials here. Tne
gunboat Castine dispatched to Amoy sev
eral days since by the navy department.
It la believed, will not tarry there long
Her destination waa the Cavtie Naval
Station In the Philippine*, and the state
department taking advantage of this
knowledge, hod orders given that she stop
at Amoy on the way down to report on
Word waa received at the navy depart
ment to-day that th* battleship Oregon.
Capt. WUd* commanding. Which has Just
com# out of a Japanese dry dock, where
she has been undergoing repairs, had
sailed from Nagasaki for Wu Bung the
man-of-war** anchorage at Shanghai
The assignment to that place is supposed
to have been mad* by Admiral Ramey,
but Ihe reason for sending her there Is
not stated In that vicinity, however, she
will be of assistance In landing marines.
| If for any reason Ihe necessity (or this
A Him HE 1* I'REIHt TED.
vpet nlntlon ms to How the Power*
Will Align Themselves.
London. Bept. J, 4 a. m.—The publication
of the text of the Russian proposals has
Intensified, rather than diminished, the
suspicions emertslned by England of
The rupture of the European concert I*
considered an arrontpllahed fact Opin
ions differ, however, as to th* way In
which the Powers will now group then*
selves. Borne papers thing that Great
Britain. Japan anti (he triple alliance will
aland together tn refusing to leave IVkln
The Daily Telegraph, whteh expreeee*
regret that President McKinley "ha* com
muted the United Htates lo follow Ihe
Hussion lead.” considers, however, that
Japan, "whose consistent policy since th*
war of 1 has hern to eonclllnle and
effect a rapprochement with China.” will
throw In her lot with Russia and will he
reluctantly followed by France, who doe*
not dare lo risk a divergence with Rus
"Events have, therefore, conspired."
says the Dally Telegraph, "to throw Ihe
balance of diplomatic powrr Into Lord
Ballshury'a hands, for Austria-Hungary
and Italy must able with Germany, who
will probably propose some compromise
and he supported by England."
Hopes Germany %% 111 Itefaae.
The Time* feel* perfectly clear. I* says,
that neither honor nor Ihe Interest* of
England will permit her to follow Rus
sia'* example It trust* that Germany
also will refuse lo leave Pekin, and ex
presses the hope that the report that the
Btate Department In R'aahtngton disap
prove* the Russian suggestion, may prove
Moat of the other morning papera ex
press similar views oniff decline lo halier*
In the sincerity of Russia's promise to
There |a no confirmation of Ihe'Veport
that the Chinese attacked the allies al
Kang Chung, which la alx mllea south of
Various dispatches from Shanghai con
firm lh report* of the failure of th* rice
crop In the Nankin district and assert
that foreigner* are being molested tn Nan
kin. Ihe British consul having bets In
LI Hung Chsng had a long eonference
yesterday morning with Mr. William
VV.xv.lvllls Kockhlll. the United Rlslee
special commissioner. Earl Li's party t*
said to be jubilant at the preseel ssfK
It Is again asserted that Prime Tuan
Is with the Empress Ihswagrr. on the
border* of Ihe province of ffhsn SI sod
that he was responsible for sending Chao
Bhu fhlao. now pieatdent of th* Hoard
of Punishment, to Investigate Ihe pro
foreign tendencies of Uu Kun Yl, Ihe
viceroy of Nankin.
The Shanghai correspondent of Ihe
Itally News ssy* that Earl Li's manner
has become "objectionable and bluster
According to a dispatch from Tien Tsln.
doted Aug. 2&. to the . Standard, an epi
demic of suicides has broken out among
Ihe Chinese In Pekin, where entire fami
lies are hanging themselves.
fierraany With tinsel*
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Time*, wiring yesterday, says:
•'LI Hung Chang ha* received a tele
gram from the Chinese minister In Ber
lin asserting Jhat Germany Is prepared
to set In concert with Huesla. wkh a view
to a settlement, and that, therefore. II
Is probable that Oermany will follow
Russia and withdraw her troops from
"Two American correspondent*, who
left Pekin Aug. 21 with a party of forty
American missionaries, arrived here yea
teray. The British resident*, al the time
the Americans left, were preparing In a
leisurely manner to proceed to Tien Tsln,
Fighting had entirely ceased, and hardly
any Chinese were met en rout*.
"An official telegram from Chlng Tu
Fu report* that Kwel Chun, Viceroy of
BXc Chusn. and the Tartar general of
Use Cuban have both been dismissed by
Imperial edict, showing that ihe Empress
Hnwnger bi still guided by vindictive re
News hn# been received In London that
Blr Robtrt Hart, director general of Chi
nese Imperial maritime customs, wa# stl.l
In Pekin Aug 20.
"It I* not double! here," ssy* the Vlen
ns correspondent of the Rt.mdnrd. "that
Kussli s piopo**.* will in the end lie ac
cepted by Germany, who cannot but
shrink from a slngle-handtd war wllh
Chinn The Austrian newspapers, though
at flrat Indignant, are now beginning to
n-allxi the possibilities of an acceptance
of the Itusssi-Amerlcan solution "
AdTONfPNMBXT IN SHANGHAI.
Hard to t odcrslood Motive# That
Copyright. 19®, the Associated Press
Shanghai. Sept. *-The reports from
European capital* that Russia has decided
to leave Pekin, caused smasement here,
when first heard through Chines# sources.
offlciala were especially Inclined to treat
them wllh Incredulity. Inasmuch as every
step In connection with Russia's occupa
tion had apparently been taken with a
view to permanency.
The theory was that In the railroad Rus
sia held the key to the altuatiofi. and that
when Taku harbor wa* closed by the Ice.
the other Power* would be dependent
upon Russia to provision their troops in
The offleer* of th* other armies have
constantly predicted that th* Russian*
intended to, keep the railway, and to hold
the line of forts and arsenals to Pekin,
thus securing the strongest foothold of
The assumption Is now that flnanclil
reasons poaathty Influence Russia to her
present fleet slot) Bhe hds her hand* full
to maintain her troop#, end part of the
army has sometimes lacked proper ra
DAILY, pi A YEAR.
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FIGHTING GOES ON
PART* OF THE PHILIPPIAEN ABB
FIR FROM TRANQUIL.
INSURGENT REIGN OF TERROR.
Tit till TK I.MYIED HA PEOPLE IN
•Ol THERA Id SON.
Filipinos Incapable of Hrallslna the
Scope of the t oinnitssloncr'n I'.m
ee*—Foreigner* Sneer nt Ihe ( •>■■■-
mission's tlccrnl Annonneement.
fiver n Third of the Men In Gen.
notes' I nmmnnal ire tick—Hu rally
n liny Without I nsnolllea.
Copyright. Ifca., the Associated Pres*.
Manila, Bept. 2.—The Filipino* a-em In
capable of realising the scope and pur
pose Of the legislative functions of th
Commission of Peace.
There ta no laosslhlltty of separating
ihe legislative from the executive
branch * tf the government; and. there
fore. the eommlaalon's announcement of
Its assumption of power yesterday has
met with childish comments al the handa
of the Mpantard* and foreigners, who Jeal
ously sneer nt the new arrangement, aa
they are npt n do at every beneficial In
novation n the part of the United States
The commission enters upon the gov
ernment field under the following condi
A majority of Ihi* Islander* dcstrs peace
awl th* rc*utnt>n<m of burlnes* mi-*-rth
Americana; but they are *o cownl by a
lon* series of murderous atrocities ami
destruction of property by Ihelr urmnt
countrymen, lhat they dare not actively
ahow their feeling*, especially because e*-
lerlenre ha* taught them what atich an
eivpreaalon of aentlntent will bring upoa
them from the mercilessly revengeful
% Mctgn of Tenor.
A genuine reign of terror I* eierrlMd
by Insurgent* and !*adrme* over peaceful
country folk In order to collect the reve
nue and recruit* their ope nit ion* require;
and wldcnpr* ad vengeance I* wreaked In
Ihe vicinity of garrisoned town*. For
example, the Insurgent Gen. rallies. In
he pronvlnce of Tagtinn. put to death
the president and officeholders of the town
of Bnya. on Laiguna de Bay, official*
who had been Installed by the Ameri
can* and gave order* that a similar fata
Should he meted out to other adherents
of the Amerteiin cause Me also ordered
lhat all Filipino soldiers whg sold their
rlftes to the Americans should be killed.
Any ruange of policy Involving the tm*
'*• of the I‘nltM Sts'** troops, witn
t ebM|tubng for them an adequsio
4.4%* for e t* reiislll to result
and rdiiimtoH at the expense of tha
Vll** The ati>t'>a''hlng pnfrtatlofi of
t~* vab miner* land* 10 influence the alt*
os Hon unfavorably.,
N U*f Without fa <mim I ties.
In Northern Uuaon the status quo ta
fairly well maintained, .il the people
in I hot quarter are quiet nml engaged In
painting, except in the province* of Nuev*
KrlJa aiul Ko.aran. where there has been
a recent outburst of rebel and tvidron*
Hut in Southern Luton <ondltton* are
far from satisfactory. Ufr there I* not
safe outside the garrisoned town#. Trav
elers are subject to ambush by guerilla*.
Rarely doe* a <lny pyss without an-en
counter between the united Btatea troops
und the Insurgents or Ladrnnes, resulting
In casualties There arc HDJOii troops In
I hot district. Gen. Bates commanding,
and In three regiments over a third of tha
men are sick. The activity of the enemy
Increased list month. There Is evidence
that the Insurgents have come Into pos
session o( new rifles, and that they wish
to annihilate some small American garri
Condition* In the Vlsayans continue
virtually unchanged. The lack of troop*
In Hamar prevents aggression Negros.
Romnlon. Maahate. Rlhuyan. Tnblaa and
Bohol nre tranquil, all desiring civil gov
ernments. Mind!.mao |s also tranquil,
egceptlng the districts of Teagayan and
Hurlgam. where occasional encounters
with th* Flllplnoa occur. The enemy's
fighting tone there I* limited, but tt has
a number of rifles'
The surrenders, all hough they have no
ticeably derteased since M*y, continue.
Work of the Americans.
The experience of Northern l-uion show#
that Ihe American occupation of any lo
cs Illy tends lo It* pacification and well
being/ An unwilled Amerl an policy re
tards the Investment of capital. Never
theless the import* for the last quarter
and a half were greater than during auy
period of the Mpantah regime.
No doubt the need* of Ihe army of oc
cupation are tesponalbie for a very con
siderable fraction of the ewesent com
merce. The Internal revenue collections
are a third-greater than those made by
Spain This I* due to an honest system
of account*, to a lack of favoritism and
to Impartial enforcement of the law. The
military authorities will turn over Xt,n®.-
<*#. Mexican, to th* commission; and thl#
will probably be e-xpended In public
Improvements, notably in harbor Improve
ments, Ihe need which Is (o-day greatly
hampering the shipping industry .
The commission will fleet organ!** mu
nicipalities In the <vvlnc. notably In
I’amp.ings province Subsequently It will
torn It ■ attention to needed reforms In
tne civil and criminal codes, passing In
di,# time to other features of It* Instruc
tion*. with the Idea of establishing a cen
tral civil government during the next
Twelve Americans, Including two eop
filtr and two lieutenants, have been kill
ed during the past two weeks. Th* ofll
e*ri report* of the encounter*. In which
these casualties occurred, nre moagra.
> m ■
A I. A Hllll DAY 9FNTIMBNT.
What Mr. Rryau Said la Response to
Nrgsril far Oar.
Chicago, flept. 2 —ln response to a re
quest from the press for a sentiment on
l-abor Day. Mr. Bryan to-night wrota
"The laborer la worthy sf hi* hire. On
thie day t apart for the ronslderatFn
of th* wag* workers' Interests, lot earn
one Inquire whether the man who toils
enjoy a fair share of the proceed* of
his Isbor. and if not, let him apply w
Before leaving South Bend to-day, Mr.
Bryan paid a visit to Notre Dame Uni
versity. and was shown through tha in
Peruvian Coeloms Schedule.
Vtma. Peru, via Galveston. Teg... Sept
I —The government publicly announce* to
day that th# new Peruvian customs sche
■ dul* will come Into force Jon. 1, iwji.