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J. H F.BTILU President.
OVER TWO THOUSAND LIVES LOST
Cyclone Caused the Greatest Destruction
Ever Known on the Texas Coast.
CITY OF GALVESTON HAS PROBABLY BEEN WIPED OUT.
Four Thousand Flouses Destroyed and Loss of
Life Yet Unestimated.
<mf Report* thr Drad In Galvnion at 2..VM1 or Mara, Hal Tliry
Am Not rnnlrard-AII thr Hrldgrs Arr Haahrd Away, thr Hlrra
Arr Down and There la no t oinnaunlratlon—l.rtal l>araayr at
lloastou and Many Other Interior Towns—Coast Tonai
N\ ere llarag.d, Many of Than. tiring Almost Entirely
Hlpril Ont With Loss of Life— People of Gnlvrs
ton Arr la Great Dlatrraa and la herd of
Food and Water.
Nrw York. Bpt. The World to-mor
rotr will print lha following:
"Austin, Tex.. Bept. 9.—lnformation haa
just reached me that about J.floo live* have
been loai at Galvnion. with enormous de
struction of properly.
"Mo Information from other polnta.
(Signed; "Joseph D. Bayers.
•'Governor. 1 *
Chicago. Sept. 9—A dispatch to the
Chronicle from San Antonio, Tex., eaye:
The atartllng newa haa Juat flaahed over
the wire* Informing Gov. J. D. Sayera
that a messenger at great rtsk-of his Ufa
Just reached Virginia Point from Gal
veston with the report that 2.500 are prob
ably dead as a result of the fearful storm.
An urgent appeal to all Texas la made
The messenger said that the grain ele
vators at the water front are wrecked and
hundreds of building* have collapsed or
were carried out to sag The greatest dis
tress Is said to prevail.
Houston Sept 9, 10 p m -The West In
dim storm which reached the Gulf cosat
yesterday morning wrought awful havoc
Reports are conflicting, but It Is known
that an appalling disaster has befallen
the City of Galveston, where. It Is report
ed. a thousand or more lives hsve been
Moiled out and a tremendous property
<1 image was Incurred.
Meager reports from Sabine Pass and
Pori Arthur also Indicate a heavy loss
of life, hut these reports cannot be con
firmed at ih*s hour.
The first news to reach this city from
th- stricken city of Galveston was re
ceived to-night. James C. Timmins, who
reside* In Houston, and who It the gen
eral superintendent of the National Com
press Company, arrlvod In Ih# city at *
o'clock to-night from Galveston. He was
one of the first to reach here with tid
ings of the great disaster which has bc
frllen that city, and the magnitude of
that disaster remains to be told because
of his endeavors to reach hts home.
After remaining through the hurricane
on Saturday, he departed from Galveston
on a schooner and came across the hay 10
Morgan's Point, where he caught a train
tor Houston. The hurricane. Mr. Tim
mins said, was the worst ever known.
Four Thousand Houser Goar.
The estimates msde by clHiena of Oal
vetton were that four thousand houses,
most of them residences, have been de
stroyed and that at least 1.000 people have
been drowned, killed or are missing. Borne
business houses were also destroyed, but
most of them stood, though badly dam
The city. Mr. Tlmmtns avers. Is a com
plete wreck, so far as he could see from
the water and from the Trerooot Hotel.
W ater was blown over the island by the
hurricane, the wind blowing at. the rate of
eighty miles on hour straight from the
Gulf and forcing Ihe sea water before It
In big waves.
The gale was ■ steady one. the heart
of ll striking the city about live o'clock
•erday evening end continued without
Ir.trrmluion until midnight last night.
wt >en It abated somewhat, although It
continued to blow als night.
Slae Killed In One House.
Of his knowledge, Mr. Timmins knew
Sulnumal) ilimnintj V'ctos
of only one house succumbing with fatal
results, though he heard of many resi
dences being carried away with Inmates.
The house that he saw destroyed waa Rit
ter's saloon and restaurant at 21 Og Strand
street, a principal business street of ihe
oily. This ihree-slory building was
blown down and nine men. prominent clt
laens, were killed. Among Ihe dead are:
Charles Kelner, Br.. a cotton buyer for
an English firm.
Stanley C. Spencer, general manager of
the Elder-ftempster Steamship Line, and
Richard Lord, manager of McFadden's
Cotton Company, whose body is still in
Secretary Bailey of Ihe Wharf Company
and several wallers and customers saved
themselves by Jumping from ihe upper
story juat before ihe crash came.
Ii was reported that Ihe Orphan Asy
lum and both hospital* were destroyed,
and If ihls proves true the loss of life will
be great, as these Institutions were gen
erally crowded, and as they were sub
stantial buildings, the chances are that
many had taken refuge In them.
halt Hater Over Everything.
The water extended across Ihe Island.
Mr. Timmins said ll was three feht deep
In Ihe rotunda of the Tremont Hotel and
was tlx feel deep In Mark! street.
Along Ihe water damage was
very great. The roofs had been blown
from all ihe elevators, and Ihe sheds along
she wharves were either wrecked or had
lost their sides and were of no protection
to the contents.
Most of the small sailing craft were
wrecked and were either plied up on the
wharves or floating bottom side up In Ihe
hay. There is a small steamship ashore
three miles north of Pelican Island, bul
Mr. Tinimln* could not distinguish her
name. She was flying a British flag.
Another big vessel has been driven
ashore al Virginia Point and still another
Is aground al Texas City. At the south
point of Houston Island an unknown ship
lies In a helpless condition.
The lightship that marks Galveston bar
Is hard and fast aground at Bolivar
Mr. Tlmmlr.s and the men with him on
the schooner rescued two sailors from the
middle bay, who had been many hour* In
Ihe water. These men were foreigners,
and he could gain no Information from
A wreck of a vessel which looked like
a large steam tug was observed Just be
fore Ihe party landed. In Ihe bay the
carcasses of nearly 200 horses and mule*
were seen, but no human body was visi
ble. The scene* during Ihe storm, Mr.
Timmins said, could not be described.
Women and children were crowded Into
the Tremont Hotel, where he was seek
ing shelter, and all night these unfoggu
nates were bemoaning their losses of kin
dred and fortune. They were grouped
about Ihe stairways and In Ihe galleries
and rooms of Ihe hotel. What was oc
curring In the other parts of the city he
could only conjecture.
People In Distress.
The city of Galveston, he says. Is now
entirely submerged and cut off from com
munication The host* are gone; the rail
roads cannot be operated and the water
Is so high people cannot walk out by
way of the bridge across Ihe hay even
should that bridge he standing. ,
Provision* will be badly needed as a
great majority of Ihe people lost all they
had. The Waterworks power-house was
wrecked and a water famine Is threaten
ed. as the c sterns were all ruined by the
overflow of salt water. This. Mr Tim
mins regards *t ths most ssrlous problem
to be faced now. The city Is In darkness,
the electric plant having been ruined.
Tliere It no way of estimating the prop
erty damage at present.
Bo far as he could tee or hear, Mr Tim-
SAVANNAH. GA.. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1000.
min* says the east end portion of the
city, which I* the resident district, has
bten practically wiped out of existence
On the west end. which face* th* Gulf on
another portion of the Island, much havoc
wa* done. The beach has been awept
clean, th# bath hotis-a are destroyed and
many of the residences are total wreck*.
I.OM OF UFH AA AH a.itoo.
That la the Report From a Cable
Message via Vera t ros.
Memphis. Tenn . Hept B.—A special from
New Orleans says:
Advices regarding the awful effects of
the storm which has bAen raging along
the Gulf coast of Texas are Just begin
ning to arrive and the story they tell la
fraught with horror.
First In Importance Is the news that
Galveston was struck by a tidal wave
and that the lose of life there was be
tween 2.800 and 3.000.
The water is fifteen feet deep over Vir
ginia Point. Every effort I* being made
out of New Orleans to get telegraphic or
cahta-communhatton with Ihe wrecked
city, but to little avail. One message waa
received Ibis evening fixing the tosa of
life at 2.000. It came by cable from \>ra
Crus and was later confirmed In a gen
Gieat damage and considerable loss of
life I* reported along the line of th*
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
There la much arxlety about Bahtne I’a*
and Port Arthur The last new* received
from Bahlne Pass was yesterday at noon
and at that hour the town was entirely
surrounded by water. The storm had not
then reached It* htght nor had the tidal
wave come which la reported to have
awept over Galveston.
However, at lhe time the last report
was sent out. the people were fleeing to
the highland* for safety, and It Is hoped
that they may have found refuge In time.
Port Arthur la not *o exposed lo the
wave* as Sabine Paaa. but the damage
• here la believed to have been great.
Telegraphic wlrea are down to Port I-a
vaca, Rockport, Aransas Pass. Corpus
Christi and Brownsville, on the lower
roast, and grave fears are entertained
regarding th# safety of the Inhabitants
of thcee town*.
PRAIRIE COVERED WITH BODIF.H.
Two llaudred Corpse* AVer* Coasted
From m Relief Teals.
Dolls*. Tex., Bept. 8-Tho fol lowing
telegram waa received from Houston by
"Relief train Just returned. They could
not get rloeer than six mller of Virginia
Point where the prairie wa* covered with
lumber, debris, piano*, trunks and dead
bodies. Two hundrrjl corpses were count
ed from the train. A large steamer Is
stranded two mile* thl* aide of A’lrglnln
Point as though thrown up by a tidal
Nothing con be aeen of Galveston. Two
men were picked up who floated acroro to
the mainland. They aay they eetlmatc
the losses of life up to Ah* time they left
at two thousand.
The above message Is addressed to Hup*
Peiton, Dallas, and come# from Mr
Vaughn, manager of the Western Union
Telegraph office at Houston.
IT AA'AS TEN AS’ WORST STORM.
Naraeroaa Rumor* About the Dead
and Property Damage.
Houston. Tex.. Sept. The storm that
raged along th* coast of Texas last night
was the meet disastrous that hex ever
visited thl* section. •
The wire* are down and there (a no way
of finding out Juat what has happened,
but enough 1* known to make It certain
that there has been great loa# of life and
destruction of property all along Ihe coast
and for a hundred mile# Inland.
Kvery town that Is reached report* one
or more dead, and the property damage
1* #o great (hat there Is no way of com
puting it accurately.
Galveston remain* Isolated. The Hous
ton Post and the Associated Pres* made
effort* to get special train* and lugs to
day with which to reach th# island city.
The railroad companies declined to risk
All sort* of rumor* prevail, hut with no
substantial basis. It I* know that the
railroad bridge* acrosa the bay at Galves
ton are either wrecked or are likely to
be destroyed with the weight of a train
on them. Th# approaches to the wagon
bridge are gone and k I* rendered useless.
The bridge of Ihe Galveston, Houston and
Northern Railroad Is standing, but the
drawbridges over Clear creek and al
Kdgewater are gone and the road cannot
get train* through to utilise the bridge
across the bay.
The Fate of Many In Dnabl.
A train went down the Columbia Gap
road this morning a* far a* Chenango
Junction. The town waa greatly dam
aged and Ihe bodies of nine negroes were
taken from th# ruin* of one house. Th*
train could proceed no further and came
back to Houston, leaving the fate of th*
people at Anglaton. Columbia. Brasora.
Velasco and Quintana uncertain.
The emsli town of Brookshire on th*
Missouri. Kansas and Texas sva* almost
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
MINERS ARE WAITING
HILL M IIIIK U, O*LY HHRN AG II MB
MUST is NETIIBO.
NEGOTIATIONS ARE PENDING
HIT THE OPERATORS II IN E
There Are 100*000 Men Read j to
Mrlkr When the Orders Are !•-
•tied-- Miners In %eed of
lyni|nth>— Mtrlke Will He Ordered
If Demand* Are Ant Met Within n
Keatoniible llmr-l nlun H on Id He
nt Grent tC*|enr.
India napoil*, Ind., Bepl. 9.—The National
Executive Board of the United Mine
Worker** of America adjourned line die
to-day without promulgating a formal in
dorsement of the application of the min
er** of the anthracite dlatrk-ta for permis
sion to air ike. At the cloeo of the wwlon
Presideni John MHrhtU tald;
'•There Is practically no change in the
•Ituution since last night. If the operator*
do not meet our demand* within a given
time, the strike will be ordered upon the
Indorsement of Secretary Wilson and my
"Whether the time allowed la five day*
or longer I decline to say. A* et out
In our atatement of yeaterday influence*
ore at work to bring a!>out a addlement
without ordering fho men to lay down
their tool*. I mu*t again decline to say
what these influence* are, for th* raaaon
that making thl* information public would
at once d* stroy their effect Ivan—.
"If there are any political Influence* at
work I know nothing of them myl I do
not thin!; It ha* come to the knowledge
of the iMxird member*. It would be very
bad policy for the national oflicers of the
Mine Workers to ak the interc***ion of
any |Kllt|cal pony and thl* certainly ha*
not bec*n done. We are *tmply trying to get
for the miners of our organisation and
tho*e not affllliited with u* honct wage*."
lion the Mutter Mantln.
A* noon aa he arrived at hi* office thl*
morning I’reakteni Mitchell *enl word to
the telegraph office* that if any mereuge*
had iteen recelvi for him during the
night they ehould be delivered ai hi* of
fice After waiting a reasonable tim* for
a response the txiard wag called to order.
No message* came and thl* U taken aw an
indication that negotiation* are *tlU prod
Up to the time the member* of tha
hoard left the office of the president
there had been no communication with
the leader* in the anthracite district*.
Hummed up. the situation. according to
the admlmdon* of President Mitchell, la
"Negotiation* are undoubtedly on foot
for a settkmeni of the difference* with
out a strike. Ho long a* Iheae are pending
the miner* wrll not *trlke. for the rfw*
*on that the operator* would be left, a
loophole to e*cap* from the portion tMAy
now occupy by saying the men had gone
out at a time when there wa* a chan****
that an amicable nettlement might have
been brought about."
Public pympathy i* t an absolute nece**
■tty In *o fur a* tlw miner* ar- concerned.
A delay until It 1* *een that th*tr wage*
will not le nilMd by the operator* with
out a fight; that their grievance* upon
n* |w/wler question wherein they r**n
pialn that they are paying SI more per
keg at "pluck-me 1 store* than t* asked m
the open market; that they are not allowr
#d i check welghman on the tipple if
must accept the weight* of companies
ihit exact from them more than 1,8
pounds for ton. which I* sold <n #* ba*l*
of 2.210 pound* to the ton. I* hound to
•tart a sympathetic movement that will
reach over the entire length and breadth
of the country.
It % fleet* lOO.IMHI Men.
Approximately MO.'Wi men are expected
to go out a: the bidding of the executive
heard Thete are among the miners men
who will provide for ih*-m#elves through
a short, sharp decisive fight, hut men who
are working at wage# rangtng from 1
cents to ILK per day cannot provide for
a |<eriod of Idleness, hence the organiza
tion |s met with the t4irden of taking care
of not less than a half million of people
during the struggle.
Under these clr. umstanees the member*
of the hoard admit that they must wait
until the last vestige of hope for a set
tlement. without Inviting a condition that
may result In ihe loss of life, the destruc
tion of property and the temporary paraly
sis of Innumerable industries, is exhaust
It ha* been evident from the first ses
sion of the executive hoard that un]e*a
there wa* a thunge in the attitude of
the operator* and an Inclination to at
least recognize the officers of Ihe Mine
Workers ami agree to a wage scale con
ference. a etrlke would he indorsed. This
same position wss maintain..l through
out the deliberations of the hoard and
existed at the time of adjournment, ami
still exists, but these men who have been
In session are nerded In the various parts
of the country for the business of the or
ganization and In order lo simplify the
matters the declaration of a strike Is left
in the hands of President Mitchell and
GAVE RELIEF AT HAZLETON,
Hut All Arr Preparing for a strike
If II Is Ordered.
Hazleton, Pa . Hept. 9 —The reault of the
National Kxecutlvr Board of United Mine
Workers In session at Indianapolis In de
fining to declare a strlk. Involving the
miners of the entire anthracite coal field
until further efforts at conciliation have
been made. Is taken among ths mine
workers h. re as Indication of level head
ed nesa on the part of the leaders, and
they arc now confident that the way la
now open for the bring ng about of a eel.
Dement.through arbitration •although only
a few of the many operators who would
be affected by a strike have agreed thus
fsr to that proposition
The operators on the other hand re
gard the postponement of the strike as
meaning that the lead, rs do not jd't con
sider the anthracite field strongly enough
organised to foree them to grant the
demands made hy the recent Haaleton
Unlees a great change has occurred In
their attitude, they will not arbitrate or
make any concestl ns.- regardlera of the
decision of the national board to hold off
and give more time for an adjustment of
Patrick Duffy. John Fahey and T. D.
Jficholls, composing the executive board
of ihe I*nlt-d Mine AVorkers of the an
thracite Held, did nothing u>-day. and to
nlglit all left for tit- Ir home* Thl* Is tak
en to Indicate that all -ITort* for a set
tlement on the port of the beard have
been given up. unless Ihe operators agree
within Ihe next twenty-four hour* lo a
proposition for submitting the miners
grievances to arbitration
Derision Gave Relief.
The decision of Ihe national hoard lo
defer Ihe declaration of the threatened
strike ha* caused both relief and anxiety
In Ihe llailetoti district.
The news from Indianapolis last night
had the effect of creating a feeling of re
lief. hut among the business Interest*
which have been considerably disturb.
*d and partially paralysed during the
last week on account of the fear of a
strike, there still exist* a suspense which
will not he removed until decisive action
has been taken either one way or tllb
Posting of nolice* at the various col
lieries on Hattirday afternoon to the effect
that all hand* should report M-at-lav for
work, strike or no strike, which was re
garded as a determination on the part of
the operators to test the strength of Cue
United Mine Workers In the event of the
declaration of one. was not necesoary In
the light of development*. All the col
lieries are subject to work on full time
during September, and a* President Mil- It
ell ha* noitlted the miner* not to quit
until ordered to do no. every colliery In
the region will be In full operation to
Goal dealers who made a great rush all
day ttaiurday to supply Ihelr trade, but
who found It utterly Impossible to till
Ihelr orders, feel |>robhly mope relieved
because of Ihe unex|*ect**l turn of affair*
than any other class, and until a strike
Is declared (hey will be supplied with all
the coal they can handle.
Meeting* of Mine Worker*.
The Mine Workers' organiser* stationed
here were busy this afternoon addressing
meetings where local* have been estab
lished and 111 organising new one* so aa
to be fully prepared for Tarrying oul u
strike order providing word to that effect
Is received within the next few days from
Indianapolis. Meetings were held at M.ir
lelgn. Handy Run, Highland. Denver
Meadow anil Cob-rain Father Phillips,
speaking this afternoon of the action of
the national hoard yesterday at Indian
"The rtsult Is exceedingly pleasing to
me I believe that the greatest victory
that the wotker* could have arhleved at
thl* time Ilea In the postponement of
strjke measures as originally contemplat
ed, It was only during the past week
that anything definite had been accom
plished In the way of exciting universal
attention to the cause for which theae
m*n had been struggling Their honor and
sincerity, were to an extent placed In
question owing to the delay In bringing
about the condition. I was myself at flret
of the Impression that there was some
missing factor essential to the proper pre
sentation of the case In all It* phase* My
association 'with the labor leader* and
my relation* wl h the varlou* coal oper
ator* have shown me that all have been
been acting In goal faith It
required. In my Judgment th*
enlistment of a neutral Influence to
effect a proper understanding on both
shies While the situation 1* still uncer
tain, It he* reached the stage where ad
justment can he facilitated by arbitra
tion. I am pleased beyond measure with
the outcome My purpoee a* a Christian
worker a* well as ihe purpose of the dis
trict officer* of the T’nlted Mine Work
ers. was to bring shout a stay or ad
journment of draatlc measure*, that all
I turtle* directly Interested couf-l rome to
n perfect understanding and give the
great arbiter, public opinion, time lo
properly weigh and digest Issue* My
duty as a Christian worker demands this
In behalf of society, and mat accom
plished. my effort* cease I congratulate
President Mitchell and his confrere* of
Ihe executive board. In session at In
dianapoll*. for having given this supreme
evidence of Ihelr desire to avoid a con
flict of labor with capita! unless accom
panied with honor. In my opinion, tni
tration I* not only possible, bul neces
sary, In the Interests of the public, which
Includes employer atfd employe*."
Strike the Only Outcome .
It wax expected that the district presi
dent* would remain here until to-morrow
aisl endeavor to prevail on the operators
to agree to make some concession# but a*
the hoard ha* left, all pomlblllty of a set
tlement ha* vanished and a strike soma
to he the only outcome, unlees the nation
nl honrd at Indianapolis change* the pro
gramme to-morrow. It I* reported that a
strike will he ordered Tuesday night. All
eyes are now turned towards the West
AfAINK** KI.K4TTON TO-DAY.
Only Question is aa to star of Hepnh-
Portland. Me.. Hept. The last word
ha* been spoken. Ihe work Is all done, and
to-morrow the voters will settle the
The slate electa a governor, fodr mem
her* of Congress, county officer* and a
legislature which will choose a t'nlted
No one question* the reault. It I* only
Ihe alas of the Republican plurality that
I* In doubt. The Republican* are altll
hoping to carry the state for governor
by from LV<> to SO.OUO. while the Demo
crat* are atlli hoping to keep ihe plurality
AA HKKLKIt RETIMES TO-DAY.
Vie Has Hearhed Ihe Age Limit and
AA 111 Leave the Army.
Chicago. Hept. At noon to-morrow.
Gen Joseph Wheeler, commander of Ihe
Department of the I.a kea, will ceaae to le
an officer of the United State* army.
(kit Wheeler, who I* SI years old. ha*
reached Ihe age limit for service In the
army lII* lalltemetit will be officially
communicated to him by a tel-gram from
Washington, when he will surrender hi*
command to (ten James H. Wade, who
will remain In charge until MaJ Gen. Otis
rome* to assume permanent control of the
department Gen Wheeler will leave to
morrow night for Monteaano. Ala., hla na
tilt A AN fII’KNT A tl IKT DAY.
He Tank Dinner at Ihe Aaitltorlnm
AA Itli lies. Wheeler.
Chicago. Hept. AATIIIam J. Bryan, the
Democratic candidate for President, spent
a qule* Sunday here to-day. After attend
ing church In the morning he returned to
ihe Auditorium where he took dinner with
Gen. Joseph Whee.er, commander of Ihe
Department of the Lake*. Mr. Bryan
*!>#nt Ihe remainder of tha day In hi*
rooms, where several Democratic leaders
called for a social chat. Mr. Bryan will
rest here a few day* and then commence
a tour of he country.
Mem nan* at Glasgow.
Glasgow, Hepi -Another bubonic
plague susfw. t was removed to the Isola
tion hospital to-day.
DKADMMK IN IT.KIN.
l.tinkt a* If There AA'oold Re an
lAitdott, Sepl. 10 4:18 a. m —The dead
lock In I’ekln optanently continue* It be
gin* to look ne If no solution would be
attained, at any rate, before th* arrival
of Count von Waldrrsee at Tien Tsln.
Germ iny sc*m* ■ tiave Inlroducid anew
complication by endeavoring lo organlxe
some kind of offensive movement In th#
province of Chi 14.
From Ihe plentiful crop of conflicting
rumors, both as regard* the actual po
sition of affairs In China nnd Ihe diplo
matic aapccla In Kurope. It I* next lo Im
possible to extract any dcflnlle fact. A
Washington special talk* of a nfovement
among the powers lo appoint Hlr Robert
Hart a* Ih* Kuropean representallve In
negotiation* with China.
According to the Hhanghat correspond
ent of the Tim* a, 14 Hung Cheng Is await
ing the Imperial edict appointing addition
Related dl*pab he# to the Time# from
I’ekln aay that the court fled on the
morning of Aug H, by the west gate,
while Ihe Japanese were shell ng Ihe ea*l
gale The Intention of Ills court waa not
to pro, ed to Htan Fu, In the province of
Hhen HI, hut to turn north lo Jchol. and
lo remain there awaiting event*. No
high official* accompanied the court ex
cept prince Chlng.
In Ihe apportionment of the city lo Ihe
conlrol of Ih* different nations, th*
Americans, In Ignorance of what was be
ing done, |>ermlll*d a ratification of the
French quarter, adjoining the American
which Iransf.rrcd from American !
Kr, n h posacstdon Prince 14’a palace, Ihe
richest In I’ekln. stocked with treasure*
worth million* of dollar*.
Till-*V ARE LOOKI AG KM mine.
< lilacs# Irr Apparently Try lag <
C*opyrighl. IMn, the AHix-Ulrit Pr
Shanghai. Hept. 7 Mall* from the north
bring a hunrh of belated message*. pnh
a nolle* from the cable office at Taka,
dated Aug 80, toying that the office, be
ing live day* Ih hind on government tnesa
agea, la not able to undertake other work.
The wlrea to IV kill were being cut dally
by "Hoxrra." Communication with Pekin
waa Interrupted half the tlm>- The line
war being repaired a* rap dly aa poaalblo
by the Uiltlrh and Americana. The Taku
• able office, on the date mentioned, waa
handling the menaagea of all the govern
ment* carenc the Iturelan and Japan ear,
and the pres* dlapatchea would necea
aarlly fare 111
Advlcee from Pekin aay that Prince
Chlng* tecretary entered the city end
lonferred with the Bpantah mlnltter,
Henor R J De Cologan Doyen of the dip
lomatic corps The reault of confer
ence had not been made public when the
advice* left the capital. The Ruasluna and
Japan#*# had acoured the country for
twenty mile* aouth of Pekin, looking for
Roxer*. hut had found none
Three hundred men of the Btxth United
State* Cavalry defeated at* hundred Rox
era. who had arrived with aprara and
award* ol Hunting Park, eleven mile*
from Pekin. Thirty Itogera were killed
and many were taken prisoner* The
flag* of the enemy and a large qauntlty of
weapon- were raptured
Hept | the Japaneae and Herman*
were ‘pushing troop* from Tien Tain to
ward Pektn. On the agmn dote an Im
perial grand ae-b-etary and member of the
Taung-11-Yameny whoae name la given
Kea, which la not Intelligible, confer
red with Hlr Claude Macßonaffl, Ihe Hrlt
lah mlnlaler. with Ihe reault that Prince
Chlng waa expected tn Pektn Kept. J Thl*
vlall and that to Henor De Cologan were
believed to ho preliminary to the opening
of peace negotiation*
A week earlier the general* and min
lalera had been dlacuaalng the advlaihtl-
Ity of dwatroylng the Forbidden City, be
came* the Chin*ce had foiled to make
peace overture* The Ktiaalana atrongly
-favored deal ruction, hut Ihe other# delay
ed action In order lo conault with th'dr
The RrMlah eetged Feng Tat. an Impor
tant railway atalinn and strategic po
ellton eouth of Pekin.
The bunding* nl Tien Tain from which
the German* pcopoae to evict the Ameri
can* are large •warehouse* owned by Chi
namen nnd conveniently located on the Pel
Ho at the head of ateamltoal navigation.
The American* have been occupying these
alnce they arrived ot Tien Tain. A* the
other large hulMlng* were taken by other
troo|ia, |t will he hard lo find aullahte
winter quarter* for the American*.
After the decision not to deatroy the
Forbidden city ilelrtchment* of the allle*
marched through the Imperial Palace,
finding dirt ami confusion everywhere
Eveirthlng valuable hod been removed.
TO It Kg I IK TMF. KMI’KItOR.
effort to Absolve the bstpreaa Dow
ager From lllame.
Ixoidon. Sept I.l—The fhardard puh
tlahe* the following, dated Saturday.
Kept. 8, from Its Shanghai correspondent:
"Sang Fau, Ih* Manchu viceroy of the
province* of Tun Nan and Kwel Chau,
atari**! northward Sept. 8, at the hend of
a large force lo rescue Ihe Kmperor.
An Imperial decree has been I sailed aim
ing to prove the Innocence of the Kmprega
Dowager In connection with the attacks
upon foreigner*. Id Hung Chang intends
to go north next Tuesday (Sept. lit. Ha
will he accompanied bv Chang Wl. direc
tor of mine* for the province of Chi Id
and Tseng, manager of the northern rail
"It appear* that when, at the beginning
of Ihe siege. Ihe Japanese minister In Pe
ktn called for volunteer* to assist In the
defense of the legation*, thirty-five' offi
rer* of Ihe Ja|>ane* nrmy, who were en
gaged In various civilian occupation* In
I'ekln. responded. Thl* explains how the
Japaneae were *o well Informed
The Hmfx Kong correspondent of the
Dally Telegraph, wiring Saturday, aaya:
"Sir Alfred Gael#*, Rrltlah commander
In Pekin. ha* wired to Hang Kong direct
ing that no more troops he aent forward.
In North China Ihe Japanese and Rua
alana have arrived .at an understanding
and are working together more cordial
KMPKRIIM ATIIaIKN HAVA FT.
Yung La end Hl* Family Said to
Have Committed bnielde.
Toklo. Friday, Sept. 7 —Advice# from
Pekin, datad Sept I, aay that Empero*
Kwang Hu waa then at Hsuen Hwa Fu,
In the province of Chi 14, 180 miles north
it t* also reported that Gen. Tung Lu
/tod hi* entire faintly commuted suicide.
DAILY. IS A YEAR,
ft CENTO A COPY
WEEKLY S-TIMEB-A-WKEK.fi A YEAR
i.KTTF.n to RRrt nt.irtt notikica-
DISCUSSES ALL THE ISSUES.
MOST OF III* REPLY DBVOTBD TANARUS
THR I'M 11,11*1'IM*,.*.
Asserts the Financial Issue la an Im
portant Turly 4| first ion—Fulth ful
to the Turllf— Xrnlrul In thr liner
Wur—Borne t out Is I nit t lons of t’upl
tul Are DungsTms—4 tiliu uud Torfo
It Iro—History of Philippi ns* Trou
ble unl Heßluley'a t oaclMstona.
The following I* PresPlcnt McKinley's
acceptance of the nomination for Presi
dent by the Republican party;
Executive Mansion, Washington, D C.,
Hept. 9. ism —lion. Homy Cabot l#odge,
'hairmon Notification Committee: My
! Dear rilr The iwimlnalton of Use Kroub-
Itran National ronv.'nt ton of Jun
IS. 1900. for the office of Pr#*
Olent of th** Unllt Hot— which,
the official representative of the
eonvemloo you have conveyed lo me, ta
accepted. I hove carefully namlne.! the
(•Uitform ad'Hded and stive to It my hearty
approval Upon the trreat t.eue of the
laaf national election It In <lcar. It up-
Isolde the Kohl rdaudard nrul Indoree, the
lealsdntlon of the firreent Con*ro by
which that etandard hit* been effective
ly atrenirlhened The alahlllu of our na
tional currency !*, therefore, eecure ao
long a* tho.c who adhere to this* platform
are kept In control of the government.
In the flr.t ImHIIc, that of |)BK. the friend*
of the gold etandurd and of aound cur
rency were triumphant and the t'ountry t
enjoying the fruit* of that victory our
antagonlM*. however, are not aattatted.
They compel u- to a eerond hatth upon
the aome lines on which the find waa
fought and won While regretting the
reopening of thla rpirrtlon. which can
only dtaturh the preeent -all-factory finan
cial condition of the government and vlatt
uncertainty ui*wi our great hualneaa en
lerprlaee. we accept the laaile and itgaln
Invite the aound money force* to Join In
winning another an<l we hope a permanent
triumph for an honrai financial ayetem,
which will continue Inviolable the |>ut>lld
Aa In its*, the three ellver partlea are
untied, under Ihe entnc leader, who. Im
mediately after Ihe election of that year,
In an addree* to the hlmeial'lata, aald:
"Th# frknda of tflmetaillam have not
been vanqulahed: they have almply been
overcome They believe that the gold
nan.lard la a conspiracy of the money
changrr* agalnal the welfare of the hu
man rare—and they will continue tha
warfare agalnal It "
The policy this* proclaimed haa been ac
cepted and confirmed by theae partlea.
The Silver Detno vatic platform of IFO
continue* the warfare agaln*t the *n
ealled gold conspiracy when tt expressly
*aya, "We reiterate the demand of that
(the Chicago) platform of ihwi f or an
American financial system made by the
American people for themselves, which
eltall restore and maintain a
bimetallic twice level, and as
part of such system the Immedi
ate rrwtoratlon of the free and unlimited
■■olnnge of sliver and gold at the present
ratio of l to 1, without watting for the
aid or consent of ny other nation.”
Money Issue Presented.
, Bo the Issue Is presented ft will ha
noted that the demand Is for the Immedi
ate restoration of the free coinage of sti
ver at It to I. If another Issue la para
mount. this la Immediate It will admit
of no delay ami will suffer no pn*Atone
Turning to the other areoelated pnrtlea,
we find In the I'opultet national plttform,
adopted at ftlnux Fall*. H ft.. May 10,
l*ro. the following declaration:
"We pledge anew Ihe People's party
never to cease the agitation until thta
financial conspiracy I* blotted from tha
statute took, the Lincoln greenback re
stored. the bonds all paid arid.all corpor
ation money forever retired. We reaffirm
the demand for the reopening of the mints
of the United Klate* for the free and un
limited coinage of sliver and gold at the
prerent legal ratio of l to t. the Imme
diate Increase In the volume of silver
colna and certificates thua created
lo be substituted, dollar for dol
lar. for the tamknotes Issued hy pri
vate corporation* under special privilege,
granted hy Inw of March It. tmw. ami
prior to national banking law* "
The platform of the Hllver party adopt
ed at Kansas City. July . HOO. makes the
"We declare It to bo our Intention to
lend our efforts lo the repeal of ihls cur
rency law. which not only repudiates ha
ancient and time.honored principles of the
Amerlcnn people la-fore the constitution
was adopted, hut la violative of the prln
c'plea of the constitution Itself; and w*
shall not cease our efforts until there has
been established In Its place a monetary
system turned upon the free and unlimited
coinage of sliver aml gold Into money at
the present legal ratio of tt to 1 by th
Independent nctlon of the United Btatea.
under which system all pa|ier money shall
he Issued by the government and all stn-h
money coined or Issued shall l>e a full le
gal tender in paynfent of all debts, publlo
ami private, without egeepilon."
In all three platforms these parties an
nounce ths' thrtr efforts shall he unceas
ing until the gold act shall he blotted
from the atatute hook* and Ihe free nnd
unlimited coinage of silver at It to 1 shall
take I4S place.
til Issues Important.
The relative Importance of the Issusa f
do not slop to discuss. All of them nra
Important Whichever parly Is successful
will be hound In conscience to carry Into
administration and legislation Its aeytwal
declarations nnd doctrines One declaration
will be ss obligatory ns another.hut all ar
rot lirmtdlate It Is not possible that
these rattles would treat the doctrine of
1* to I. th* Immedwte reiltaatton of which
Is demanded hy their s-vrral platforms,
as void and Inoperative In theuevent that
they should he clothed with power. Oth
erwise their profession of faith I* Insin
cere It I# therefore the Imperative bus
iness of those opnosed lo this financial
heresy to prevent the triumph of the par
ties whose union la only assured by ad
herence to the tllver Issue Will the Amer
ican people. Ihrough Indifference or fan
i ted security, hsaard the overthrow of
the wise llnanctnl legislation of the past
year and revive the danger of the stiver
standard with all of the Inevitable evils
of shattered ronlld.enee and general dis
aster which Justly' alarm and and aroused
them In IW*T
The Chicago platform of vm la re-af
firm'd In Ita entirety by the Kanese Cp.y
Convention. Nothing has bean omitted
or reca’led: ao that all tb* perils then
threotered ere preeented anew with the
added force of a deilbrate n affirmation
Four yeara ago the people refused to
place the seal of their approval upon these
dangerous and revolutionary policies, and
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