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HEW MOVE IN CHINA
MTIOSAfc HOARD OF ADMINISTRA
EMPRESS gives up control
60 mb bad men appointed. hovv-
V j,, Relieve Empress of Public
Functions mid Muke It Much
Kuxier for Foreign Ministers to
transact Business Consists ot
Three Members of Her Cabinet
>n ,l prince thing, hi Hung Chon*
an ,l Prince Kung—The Xotorious
juiin Lu a Member of the Board.
i\ jshingrton, April 26,-The following ca
blegram hits been received at the State
Department from Mr. Squire, United
gtai-s charge d’affaires at Pekin, dated
• The Empress Dowager has appointed a
board of national administration to re
lieve her of her public functions. They
embrace three members of the cabinet
row with the Empress at Sian Fu and
prince Ching. Viceroy Li and Prince
Kung. who, are now in Pekin.”
This new is regarded as of .importance,
indicating as it does the relinquishment
by the Empress Dowager of the arbitrary
powers she heretofore has exercised. It
elso is apparent that she has placed her
self in a position to avoid direct respon
sibility to the foreigners, for whatever
may happen in the future the board will
have to bear the brunt of any complaint.
It is felt that the appointment
of this hoard will make it much easier
for the foreign ministers to transact busi
ness with the Chinese government.
The three members of the cabinet now
at Sian Fu Include the notorious Jung
Lu. who was one of the most active in
the outbreak against the foreigners last
summer. One of the other members of
■ his council is 70 years old and is said
to be greatly The third mem
ber has been at least lukewarm toward
foreign interests. The choice of these
three is looked upon as likely to counter
act the good which Li Hung Chang and
the others may accomplish.
BOXERS RESUME OPERATIONS.
Matters Evidently' Growing Worse
Instead of Better in China.
London. April 37 —The Reuter Telegram
Company has received the following dis
patch from Pekin dated yesterday:
"A hand of Boxers estimated at a thou
sand is operating twenty miles south of
I'ao Ting Pu. It has raided three villages
within a week and threatens to massacre
the Christians in that vicinity, many of
whom have fled to Pao Ting Fu for ref
"In the Man Cheng district, northeast
of Pao Ting Fu, another strong band is
committing depredations and has an
nounced its intention to attack the city
of Man Cheng, where there is a post of
twenty German soldiers.
“Even i’ao Ting Fu, since the town
was practically denuded of troops by the
expedition to the Great Wall, is not want
ing in evidences of serious unrest among
the more disorderly elements of the pop
"Competent observers believe that the
■worst class of Chinese are only awaiting
the withdrawal of the foreign troops to
resume the campaign of extermination
against native Christians.
Why the Boxers Are Reinforced.
The Boxers, who are reported active
ii these districts, are composed of the
worst characters in the province. They
pi der brigandage to honest labor, and
thev are reinforced by people rendered
desperate by being driven from their
heme-, by having tgioir horses and cattle
seized by the foreign troops, and, in many
easby being, compelled to witness the
killing of their kinsmen without provo
The evil appears to be growing. No
doubt the slate of affairs is much worse
than it was three months ago, and it
must continue to grow worse so long as
the aiiif, s f a n to form an efficient govern
ruiit on to a ii ow the Chinese to deal with
the situation in their own way.
Ihe new board of reforms scarcely
appears to be a regency. An error in
traii-Ltion is responsible for this mistake.
! r council, according to the Chinese, is
formed for the purpose of undertaking re
orm- when the court returns to Pekin,
it includes one reactionary,Lu Chuan Lin,
and others of doubtful tendencies, and it
w K’t altogether approved by the for
' HIXF.SE ARE PERSISTENT.
- ' ,| elr Regulars Again Invade the
1 '' k,r April 26.—The Chinese regulars
who retired beyond the great wall, have
i> ipprared a t another point within fhe
international Hr ea. Strong representa
" have been made to the Chinese plen
-poteutarle* | n regard to the necessity for
' r 'tnmediate retirement. The French
' m readiness to renew the opera
-1 r ’ n ' hut has been ordered to await the
1 of the imperial edicts.
'“ATHII It BROUGHT INTO COl RT.
'••r nnit Short Indicted on Charge
N *■ York. April 26-Albert T. Patrick.
L. Short and Morris Meyer, under
r ‘i'in for act* in connection with the
"f Wllllgm M. Rice of Texas, were
” 1 Into the Court of General Hes
to plead. Counsel for Patrick
f ' or “t adjournment, as they had
r '■*** on trial, und the arraign
ment over until Wednesday. May 1.
! ti.wid j ur y returned an additional
, "'*l.l 10-day .gainst Meyer and
• *•.,, '."•’■""t* ••** with perjury. This
a, , ’ on the testimony Meyer
, r , gave before Justice Jarome
1,. % ' l,> •* l '* that lhay saw Rica sign l
k %-f'J * u *hli h their names at* signed
, "*'• “■* Mall |n Arkansas.
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<i 1 ** ***atl*a and four mM*
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BRITAIN’S SINE QUA NON.
AVlth Neutrality She May Abrogate
Clay ton-Ilulwer Treaty.
London, April 26.—N0 definite decision
has yet been reached by the foreign office
hero regarding the probable attitude of
the United States towards the projected
Nicaragua canal treaty'. The negotiations
proceeding on the subject of the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty in this connnection are
understood to be based on the sine qua
non of neutrality of the canal. If this
can be definitely assured it now seems
likely Great Britain will agree to abro
gate the Clayton-Buiwer treaty, though
there is still the possibility of an en
deavor on the part of Great Britain to
simultaneously bring up the Alaskan
boundary matter. This last contingency
a question of policy not very likely to be
pursued if the United States is content
to make the canaf neutral.
WISHES OF THE SENATORS.
Air, Hay Succeeds In Getting a Con
sensus of Opinion.
Washington, April 26.—The administra
tion has succeeded at last in securing a
eolleetion of opinions from the leaders of
the Senate of all political parties upon
which to base negotiations for anew
isthmian canal treaty to replace the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty. In other words, it is
aware of the wishes of most of the sen
ators, and the only problem before the
Slate Department is to frame a treaty
that will reflect those views, insuring a
twosthirds* vote for ratification, and shall
yet be acceptable to the British govern
ment. If, as reported from London, the.
sine qua non is a neutrality clause, offi
cials here feel that success on this point
seems within reach, ft is expected that
two drafts of a treaty will be framed
before long, probably the latter part of
June, on Mr. Hay's return from the West.
It is hardly expected, however, that final
results will be attained before next au
tumn, after the return of Lord Pauncefote
FOLLOWING UP THE BOERS.
South African Patriots Are Gradual
ly Being Diminished.
London, April 26.—The war office has
received the following dispatch from Lord
“Pretoria, April 26.—Since yesterday the
columns report the Boer losses to be
twelve killed, twenty wounded, forty-sev
en captured and forty-six surrendered.
‘‘ln addition td the foregoing Lieut.
Reid, with twenty bushmen, captured,
southeast of Commisste Drift, Ollphant’s
river. Commandant Sehoeder and forty
oiie Boers, together with at Maxim. • ReW s
men crept up and surrounded the men
before dawn and opened fire, the Boers
In a later message, forwarding advices
from Gen. Kitchener, his brother, the
“Gen. Kitchener reports from Paardc
plalz four Boers killed, ISO taken prison
ers, and 3,000 cattle, 6,000 sheep and many
NOT TO IGNORE MILNER.
South Africa XXIII Xot Be Reorgan
ised During His Absence.
London, April 26.—Mr. Chamberlain, the
colonial secretary, informed a questioner
in the Houee of Commons to-day that the
government did not propose to inaugurate
a full scheme of civil administration in
South Africa during Sir Alfred Milner’s
absence, which would be of short dura
tion. The work of reorganization would
proceed, however, on the lines laid down
by Sir Alfred, whose place would be tem
porarily filled by Txtrd Kitchener.
AX ACCIDENT TO THE XEXV YORK,
Signaled the Campania That Her
Port Shaft XX as Broken.
Queenstown, April 26.—The Cunerd liner
Campania, Capt. Walker, from New York,
April 20, which arrived here this evening
about 8 o’clock, reported having passed
the American liner New York, Capt. Rob
erts. from Southampton. April 20, at noon
Wednesday In lotitudp 45:34 north, and
that the New York signalled that her port
shaft was broken. The Campania stopped
for five minutes to take further signals,
but nothing was given beyond the an
nouncement that apart from the accident
ail was well. The New York proceeded
westward, making good progress, with
one engine. A strong northeast wind was
blowing at the time and the sea Was
TORPEDO’ BO XT DESTROYKRS.
To lie Christened by ’descendants of
Men for XX horn Named.
Washington, April 26—The Maryland
Steel Company, which built the torpedo
boat destroyers Worden, Whipple and
Truxton, notified the Navy Department
to-day that invitations to crlsten these
vesesls have bene sent to Miss Isabelle
Truxton of Norfolk, in the case of the
Truxton; Miss Katherine Whipple Sibley
of Detroit in the case of the Whipple, and
that Mrs. John L. Worden, widow of the
late Admiral Worden, has been requested
to select a suitable person to christen the
Worden. Misses Truxton and Sibley are
descendants of the officers after whom
the warships are named. It Is expected
that the three destroyers will be launched
at the shipyards on Sparrows Point, Bal
timore, the latter part of next month.
LUDLOW'S APPOINTMENT RKVOKEI)
Has Dangerous t asc of Tuberculosis
and XXIII Return Home.
Manila. April 26.—Owing to his Illness,
the appointment of Brig. Gen. Wiliam
Ludlow to be military governor of Ihe De
partment of the Visayas has been revok
ed. A hoard of surgeons has made an
examination and reports that Gen. Lud
low suffered from an attack of grip aud
localised congestion, which has developed
Into a dangerous ease of tuberculosis.
Gen. Ludlow will return to Ihe United
Stale* by (he first transport.
11,,1,, •, Henderson Sentenced.
Memphis, Tetin., April 36 Dolph Hen
derwon, who lives In North Carolina, ws*
tn-dty convicted of forgery and sen
tenced to four year* In the penitentiary.
An appeal was thtr
M> Hr leasee I wafer* With g. Wills,
111 Pstsrsbijrf, Aprij 36 ~ M DeJcaea*.
the Pyanch mill talar of foreign affaire,
who arrived her* April 22 had a long
intaiv*ew le-day *l)h M *•
•lan Minister of finance
Mass Waai Haw irllM Ba*4a,
jtoMa* April M -To# sksties wilt say
~, .mmm that Ihe eppii atsou# far tfa*
pouah war loaa *gg<g*t imm.owwb (
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY. ABRIL 27. 1901.
WANT CARTER COIN
ATTORNEY GENERAL KNOX WILL
INSTRUCTED BY PRESIDENT.
EX-ATTORNEY GENERAL GRIGGS
ENTIRELY TOO SLOXV.
Prompt Action XYantcd l>y the Ad
ministration—A Consultation Held
lu Washington XXitli Marion Er
win, Mr. Lenken, Col. Barr, Ex
aminer Johnson and Others—Mr.
Johnson Said to Have Located
3750,000 In Banks in Near York,
Savannah and Other Cities.
Washington, April 26.—Attorney General
Knox, acting under instructions from the
President, proposes to institute immediate
proceedings to recover some of the money
which Capt. O. M. Carter of the army,
obtained from the government in connec
tion with the fraud growing out of the
improvements in Savannah harbor.
A secret conference between Attorney
General Knox and the Federal officers,
who have worked on this celebrated case,
has been in progress at the Department
of Justice during the present week, to
map out a plan of action.
Soon after Mr. Knox became a member
of the cabinet, his attention was called
to the case of Capt. Carter. In a gen
eral way he was familiar with the sub
ject, but he was not aware of the official
status of the case. Without any intention
of reflecting upon ills predecessor, Mr.
Griggs, the new attorney general was
given to understand that prompt action
to recover some of the government funds
was required. It Is understood that he
was given the impression, in a delicate
way, that too much time has already been
wasted by the government in prosecuting
the case of Capt. Carter. As one distin
guished official expressed it, “Attorney
General Griggs appears to have gone to
sleep over the Carter case, and it is time
for ait awakening to take place.”
After the subject was fully discussed
in cabinet. Attorney General Knox is
sued a call to all the government of
ficers who have been prominently identi
fied with this case to come to Washing
ton for consultation.
In response to this call. District At
torney Erwin of Georgia, and fils assist
ant. Mr. Leaken of Savannah; District
Attorney Burnet of New York; Col. Barr,
assistant Judge Advocate General, who
conducted 4be Carter court' martial on
behalf of the government, and Bank Ex
aminer Johnson, of the Treasury Depart
ment, who located the government funds
involved in the oase in various banks, as
sembled in the Department of Justice.
The subject was reviewed from begin
ning to end, and the conclusion was
reached that no further time should be
wasted in taking prompt measures to re
cover as far as possible the funds lost
to the government through the frauds
practiced by Capt. Carter and his asso
ciates, in connection with the Savannah
Bank Examiner Johnson is said to have
located in various banks in Savannah,
New York and other cities, sums aggre
gating something like $750,000, which are
said to he traced directly to Capt. Car
ter and his connection with the expendi
tures in connection with Savannah har
The proceedings of the conference were
conducted with the greatest secrecy, and
all the participants wore admonished to
regard as sacred the conclusions reached.
Attorney General Knox, it appears, is
fully convinced of the justice and strength
of the government's position and pro
poses to lose no time in the Institution
of formal proceedings to recover the
funds located by Bank Examiner John
son and prosecute to the bitter end all
parties implicated In the Carter scandal.
BLACK SCOUNDREL LYNCHED.
Negro’s Body Thrown In Saxanunli
River by Elbert C ounty Clllsens.
Atlanta, April 26.—A special from Elber
ton, Ga., says:
While fishing in the Savannah river
near her home Wednesday, Miss Rhoda
Alexander was assaulted hy a negro
workman, William Goolsby. Miss Alex
ander reported the matter to her mother.
About that time the negro appeared and
offered to work six months for the widow
ed mother If she would not tell on him.
Before he could leave the premises some
friends appeared, took charge of the ne
gro and left for the river. Luter they
reported that they had set him free. To
day It develops that Goolsby was lynched
by the citizens and that his body was
thrown Into the Savannah river.
A CYCLONE IN MINDANAO.
Barracks al Polloe Destroyed and
Hospital I ii lit for Use.
Washington, April 26.—Admiral Kemplf,
at Cavite, cabled the Navy Department
to-day as follows:
“Cyclone struck Polloe 22nd. Barracks
destroyed. Hospital unfit for use. No
Casualties. Government damage $2,000. Re.
quest this amount be made available.”
Polloe la situated on the west coast of
Mindanao Island in Ihe bay of Ulana.
The place was formerly used by the
Hpantard* as a small naval station, and of
late has been manned by on officer and
a . ornpny of Am'-rlcan marines.
ANOTHER FLORIDA POHTM ASTER. !
Assistant Jacob Israel Arrested al
Washington. April 36 -Chief Postnffhs j
Inspector <’oehtsti has been notified of the |
arreet of Jacob Israel, asalatanl poslmas- |
tor al Oral*. Fla Israel to charged with i
tip- etn'eoa.emeut of money order funds, :
whose amount I# tol stated
A Georgia Fostaßl** Rabbsd.
'hatisnocgs Toon . A pel, M - Post *>ff, *
mops' <vr* bee* b## barn notified of tfca ,
rogrbery of the peataOle* ei Pleasent l|s , j
Ism >•*•■ Mow murk Wfi# slider* to got >
WORK FOR THE NEGRO.
Yesterday’s .Session of Ylrtbodlst
New Orleans, April 26.—Rev. J. W.
Newman of the North Alabama confer
ence presided at the third day’s morning
session of the Methodist Missionary Con
ference. The principal addresses were
made by Rev. Horace Bishop, Rev. U.
W. Dyer and Rev. W. A. Prado. The
afternoon meeting was devoted to the ne.
gro. Rev. J. R. Bingham discussing the
responsibility of Ihe church toward the
race, and Dr. G. W. Hubbard and George
W. Walker talking on educational prob
lems. Booker T. Washington made a
strong plea for industrial education as a
measure of right and self-interest, and
also praised the interest the Methodist
Church lias taken In Ihe elevation of his
Hon. John Barrett, former minister to
“The future of missionary work in Chi
na involves two important considerations
—first, no man, in view of the difficulties
of the foreign field, should be sent to
China who would not make a success of
the home fields; second, there should bo
established a great non-sectarian mission
ary preparatory institution, where all
candidates could study the languages,
customs, habits and conditions of the for
eign peoples before going among them.”
Mr. Barrett further stated that the mis
sionary interests of the United States
could feel the utmost confidence In the
Chinese policy of President McKinley be
cause he is as anxious to maintain the
door for Christianity ns for commerce.
The closing night session was devoted
to an eloquent presentation of the mis
sionary idea by Bishop E. R. Hendrix.
A FIGHT AMERICA.
Expansion of Geroinn Navy Direct
ed Against I, Says London Globe.
London, April 26.—The Saturday Review
will say to-morrow that the “expansion
of the German navy is more in prepara
tion for a contest with the United States
than with Great Britain. The readiest
causes for future naval conflicts will be
found in the struggle for the partition or
the exploitation of the great South
The Review devotes a page to a descrip
tion of the resources of South America
and Germany, the hundreds of thousands
of settlers in Brazil and Chili, and the
inability of Germany pursuing her de
signs In South America without a conflict
with the United States. The article con
cludes with the statement that it would
not be good policy for Great Britain to
oppose Germany's legitimate alms, and
that an alliance with the United States
that had for its purpose the maintenance
of the Monroe doctrine, “would not only
be ludicrously in opposition to our Inter
ests, but it would rightly arouse every
other nation to a struggle against
a genuine Anglo-Saxoir menace.”
OHIO RIVER STATIONARY.
YYithln Fraelton of BO Feet Last
Mglit and Much Distress fanned.
Cincinnati, April 26.—The Ohio river has
been, stationary here and for some dis
tance below Cincinnati since 9 o'clock this
morning, when the limit of 39.65 feet was
reached. Those depending on the predic
tion of the limit not exceeding fifty
eight feet have suffered since the stage
became almost ten feet above the danger
Favorable weather is reported through
out the Ohio valley and relief Is confi
dently expected soon. The conditions on
both sides of the river here to-night are
quite serious. The Ludlow lagoon suf
fered much damage to-day, os well as the
Newport race track and other places on
the Kentucky side. On lioth sides of the
river public storehouses have been opened
for the destitute by the municipal authori
ties. but there Is no call for public aid.
Many sick have been removed from in
undated houses to hospitals. Belief com
mittees have been organized at many
places above Cincinnati, where there Is
GROWTH OF COKeInDUSTRY.
Ri.pid Increase In Production Shown
by Census Bulletin.
Washington, April 26.—The census bu
reau has issued a bulletin on the coke in
dustry of the country, based upon the
condition of the business In 1899. The
report shows a rapid Increase in produc
tion, the value for 1899 being $35,585,445, as
against $16,498,345 in 1890.
At each censua Pennsylvania has stood
at the head of the coke producing states,
more than two-thirds of the total coke
product of the United States being made
In that state. West Virginia, which was
third in rank at the two preceding cen
suses, became, second in importance In
1899; and Alabama, which was sixth in
1880, and second in 1889, now stands third.
Virginia, which reported no coke product
In 1880, was Hixth In 1889 and fourth in
1899. Colorado, the only Important coke
producing slate west of the Mississippi
river, now ranks fifth among - the total
number; and Tennessee, which stood
fourth In 1880 and 1889, was sixth In 1899.
YX’ANT AMERICAN INVENTORS.
Mexican Officials Necking to Interest
Kl Paso, Tex., April 26.—Two prominent
Mexican officials arrived In El Paso to
day and will lour the United States to
Invite American capital to Invest In that
country. They ere Gen. J. B. Armenda,
minister of Justice and public Instruction,
and Don J. Domlngues, a banker and
member of the Mexican Senate, They will
Spend part of the summer at the Buffalo
Exposition, but will visit all the princi
pal cities, studying American methods of
Attempt at Assassination.
Columbia. H. L\, April 26—Another at
tempt has been made to murder a Union
county store keeper. T. J Hughes >f
I*ockhart was assaulted In his store and
ties ten Into Insensibility, and the store
robbed. He may die. A week ago another
country merchant was murdered In that
county. In neither case has an arrest
DC. William 11. Draper Dead.
New York, April 3* Dr William H j
Diaper, one of ih* best known physicians
of this oily, died here to day of pneu
monia Me had been 111 stout ten day*.
H* was born in Hrttiletoru, VI, in mo.
I* Laaaeb la**#*># laekt.
Rostor, April 36 Tbs launching of the
cup >*• ■>' iufieptodour* will take place
gi high (las May to Ml** Marian Ist*
euti, ttoupbun of Tnniae* W Is*ascei :
PPfiotr of in# yacht, will aprtotaa nee, i
ft El* It'S TO UK IIKSTORKD TO THK
PRESIDENT APPROVES IT.
GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED CUSTODY
AS A TRUST.
An Interesting Exchange of Letter*
llrtni'cn Senator Daniel nud
President McKinley —The Relic*
TXimv In flic Siiiitlisont-.in Institu
tion AN ill Be Returned to Miss
Mary Custis Lee, Sister of Gen.
George \\ nsliingtoii Custis Lee,
mid Itniighter of Gen. Hubert E.
Lee—The President’s Letter Re
cite* the History and Title of
Washington. April 26.—Senator John W.
Daniel of Virginia, several days ago ad
dressed a letter to President McKinley,
indorsing the application of Gen. George.
Washington Custis- Lee, submitted by him
on behalf of Miss Mary Custis Lee, his
sister, for restoration of the rc.ic., of Gen.
George Washington, which he (Gen. Lee)
became owner of on the death of his
mother, who was the wife of Gen. Robert
E. Lee. In reply President McKinley In
forms Senator Daniel that It will afford
him great satisfaction to have the arti
cles, which are now in the Smithsonian
Institution, restored “to the present head
of a historic family.” The President in
his letter, says that all the government
did was to accept the trust of their cus
tody at a time when the owner could not
protect them, and they were consequently
exposed to the risk of destruction.
Senator Daniel's letter is as follows:
"Washington, April 20, 1901.
“Mr. President: Sir—l have the honor
to indorse herewith the application of
Gen. George Washington Cuatls Lee,
submitted by me on behalf of Miss Mary
Custis Lee, his sister, who has ills power
of attorney, for restoration of the relics
of Gen. Washington, which he became
owner of on the death of his mothr,
who was the wife of Gen. R. E. Lee.
YY'ore Once Refused Gen. Lee.
“When the House of Representatives
passed the resolution in 1869, now 32 years
ago, against their restoration to Gen. R.
E. Let, it was under the apparent im
pression, whit-h it reelt-sd, that lie owned
them and had applied for them. This was
a mistake, as is shown in the report of
the Judiciary Committee of the House in
1870. Mrs. Lee had a life tenancy iti them
and the remainder was In Gen. G. W. C.
Lee. an shown in his application for the
restoration of the Arlington estate, which
Congress hohored after judicial decision
and purchased from him. By this same
title Judicially recognized In thq Arling
ton case and eongressionally r.-ognlzed
by the purchase of Arlington, these heir
looms descended to him.
“Mr. President, you know the charac
ter of the Lees—they had rather give than
take—and, as ’sectionnlßm has disappear
ed,’ I am sure you will not deenY me pre
sumptuous If I express my conviction
that you, who have done so much to this
happy end, will (should your right to do
so be confirmed by your inquiry), bo glad
to have these honorable and cherished ar
ticles handed over to their rightful heir.
With great respect, very truly yours,
“John W. Daniel. ’’
Tlio President's Kindly Letter.
In reply the President sent to Senator
Daniel the following letter:
“Executive Mansion. Washington, April
25. 1901.—My Dear Sir: On behalf of
George Washington CustlK I>oe, you have
applied lo me for the restoration of certain
relics of George Washington, now in the
Smithsonian Institution. These, articles
came from Mount Vernon, and before the
Civil War were the property of George
Washington Parke Custis, ihe grandsdn
of Martha Washington and the owner of
Arlington, who. on his death, in 1857, left
them by his will, along with the Arling
ton estate, lo his daughter. Mary Ann
Randolph late, the wife of Robett JS. Lee,
during Iter natural life. nd Utohi to hlft
eldest grandson, George Washington Cus
tis Lee. ’to descend from him, entire and
unchanged, to my (his) latest poseterlty.’
Accepted as it Trust,
“The relics were at Arlington when the
Civil War began, and early In 1862 were
turned over to Gen. /.McDowell, then In
command there, by a servant of the Lee
family, who became alarmed for their
safety. The General, Interested In their
preservation, sent them to the patent of
fice for safe keeping, whence they were
transferred to their present place of de
posit. It does not appear that the gov
ernment ever took any steps lo divert
the titles of Mrs. and iter son to
them, or ever claimed any title of its
own. All the government did was to ac
cept the trust of their cAistody at a time
when Ahe owner could not protect them,
and they were consequently exposed to
the risk of destruction. The need for
such protection having ceased, and the
trust voluntarily assumed having been
discharged, It will afford me great satis
faction to give direction for the restora
tion to the present heqd of a historic
family of these cherished heirlooms of the
father of his country. Sincerely yours,
Very Ylalerlal Reform of Presby
terian Doctrine KiiKgsiteil.
Pittsburg, April 26.—A sub-committee on
revision of the creed appointed by the
Presbyterian General Assembly met here
to-day to tabulate the results of votes
of the presbyteries on creed division and
to formulate a report to be presented to
the general assembly lri May.
The committee decided upon two Im
portant features of the. plan for revision,
which will be presented u the general
assembly. These feature* are as follows
and are the most urgently demanded by
First. Anew statement of doctrine to
let Issued ass supplement to the Con
fession of Faith.
Second. A revision of the confession It
self, either by Ihe addition of a declar
atory paragraph or a change In tlre t it,”
The tonimlltee's report says that tfi
return* Horn the prenfeyterUa indicate
that the church desire# noun (hang* Hi
It* 'dedal s**um*nt. and that “It la th
mind of Ih* church that tha -onfiaiaoii I
•ball be Intel pi *t4 throuhout. |n har
mony with tha tea- rung of Scripture that
Gog to r*<> willing that anyone ahvuld per
Mi, nor to H tkt 4ec#a of 004 but Ilia I
wU kadneia of I belt own heart* which
•huta aom* n ‘out from the aaivoMoo
ftli4 )tf j
mm 4> ' 4
A Lively Contest on Between Doyle
Washington, April 26.—District Attorney
Marlon Erwin and Assistant Attorney
Leaken, who have been here on special
business with the Department of Justice,
have departed for their respective homes.
Mr. Ertvin will go direct to Savannah and
Mr. Leaken will visit his relatives in
Baltimore, then go to New Y’ork and re
turn to Savannah by steamer.
The Departmtuit of Justice has In ac
cordance with existing laws, appointed an
additional assistant United States Dis
trict Attorney for the Eastern District
of Georgia, with headquarters in Macon.
Mr. Ackerman of Dublin has been ap
pointed to the new position.
Georgia Republicans now in Washington
predict a lively contest over the Savannah
poslmaHtershlp between Postmaster Doyle
and Henry Blun. It is understood here
that Mr. Blun is an avowed applicant for
the place, and it is stated further that
he Is backed by nearly all of the leaders
of the regular organisation. The circum
stances under which Blun's nomination
was sept to Ine Senate, and then suddenty
withdrawn in favor of Doyle, Is recalled,
and the friends of Mr. Blun are confident
that he will not meet similar fate next
There Is more or less speculation and
anxiety on the other Important Federal
offices throughout the state, but the
terms of the various Incumbents do not
expire for some, time to come, hence the
question is not under serious considera
tion by the administration.
A flock of South Carolina Republican of
ficeholders has swooped down upon
Washington, with a view 40 ascertaining
their prospects for retention in the ser
vice under existing conditions. Conspic
uous among the flock is Internal Revenue
Collector E. A. Webster, Col. Wallace,
Collector of the Port of Charleston Law
son Melton, United States Marshal Ensor,
and others. Thus far they have not
been able to reach the President direct,
but it is understood that they have been
at the various departments, looking after
their individual Interests, and have also
conferred with some of the Republican
national leaders now here. With one ac
cord, the South Carolina contingent Is
opposed to the appointment of Mr. Ca
pers as the successor of District Attorney
Lathrop, and they threaten to make a hot
fight against Mr. Capers’ confirmation
when It comes before the Senate.
MINISTER BUCiThAS THE GRIP.
It-cnnthenl llucker Has Opposition
foy the Lolleirlurshlp,
Washington, April 26.—Minister Buck,
who was to have sailed from New York
for Japan this week, Is seriously ill In this
city. Accompanied by his wife ho arrived
here a few days ego from his home, and
was to have left here the following day
to take the steamer at New York. He was
taken suddendly ill with an attack of
grip, which settled upon hi* kidneys, and
his condition is serious chough to demand
the attendance of the most skilled phy
sicians in the city.
Only his nurses arc allowed to see him
and his friends are very anxious about
his real condition. He had not fully recov
ered from a severe encounter with grip
when he returned to Washington, and he
contracted a heavy cold during his Jour
ney northward. To-night there is no
change in ills condition, and while his
case is regarded as serious, his physicians
are hopeful that he will recover under
Internal Revenue Collector Rucker at
Atlanta has two declared rivals for the
position he now holds, when his time ex
pires. D. W. Freeman and Waller A.
Taylor have filed formal applications for
appointment to the collectorship with the
Secretary of the Treasury. The same day
these two applications were bulletined at
the department, Jttdson Lyons filed, on
behnlf of the re-appointment of Collector
Rucker, n large budget of Indorsements
from prominent business men from all
parts of Georgia. Including many of the
leading merchants In Savannah and At
WAS IT HIGHWAY ROBBERY?
Interestlna Point Argued Yesterday
r in Cndnhy K idnnpplng l as*.
Omaha, Neb., April 26.—After examin
ing thirty-live witnesses the state rested
to-day in Ihe prosecution of James Cal
lahan for complicity In the abduction of
Eddie Cudahy. The defense moved to
dismiss, on the ground that the allega
tion of robbery trad not been sustained.
The Jury was excused and the motion ar
gued brought out an Interesting point.
Attorney McFarland, for the defense,
strove to show that. Mr. Cudahy had
given up his gold freely und of his own
volition. He said, further, that the pack
er had gone fully armed to the rendez
vous and had been put In no bodily fear.
The offense, therefore, Mr. McFarland
said, did not constitute highway robbery.
Gen. Corwin, for the state, took the
ground tnat, although Mr. Cudahy was
put to no personal fear, he gave up his
money under stress of anxiety lest his son
should be deprived of his sight. This
constituted an active force, the attorney
said, and operated identically as If lie
had been held up by a highwayman.
Judge Baker sustained this view and
the trial continued.
A FU/./.LING Ql RATION.
II a Body Is Y\ ashed Ip Willi Yloney,
Wlinse Is the Money f
Columbia, H C., April 26.—W. B.
Holmes of Charleston asks the Governor
this puzzling question: "If ■* body, burled
■ years ago la washed up by the tides, and |
on that hotly 1160 Is found, does this I
imeiey belong to the parties on whom lund
Ihe holy Is found or lo the state." ft
IO the state, doe* the state give a reward
for Information leading to tho first?’' The
Governor has referred the question to the
INTERNATIONAL I HE•* GAME.
American Collegian* Win Fruna
Hrlilsb an First Day’s Flag.
New York, April 36.-The first day's I
play In tha third Inlet nation*! ebaoa
mutch by tilth bet wen Columbia. Har.
yard, Ysl* and Frlacaton on on* old* and j
the iondt.i ed British univetcuu* ot O*- '
lord #*< Comioldgo r*uit4 In a acor* of !
two to nothing In favor of Uu Atkertcsn*.
Pelruleotu Fount! In to*Ss*o,
* Ml of M*bo, April to - Dla. v*r> of ,
has boon mads tan*my mii
•ooGtwaar of tha tly of Good* t ajar a and
a 4MMd#y ha* arm lormad fo opatate
DAILY. $8 A TEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.iI A TEAR
THE NUMBER OF DEAD AND
NEW EXPLOSIONS YESTERDAY.
CHILDREN HI BLED INTO RIVER
Tlie Inhabitants Flee Panic Stricken
and Women and Children Are
Trampled I ndciTnot—Even Fire
men, Salvagers and goldlrr*
Ihe Scene—The Hported Recovery
of Eighty Bodies, However, an Ex
Frankrort, April 26.—8 y 11 o’clock this
morning 80 bodies had been recovered
from the debris of the electro-chemloal
works near Criesheim, but there are still
many missing. About 150 pernons were In
jured, many of them seriously. The work
of fighting the flames proceeded through
out the entire night, though the danger
of further explosions was regarded a a
averted at midnight. The search of the
ruins continues. Tho scenes which oc
curred throughout the night were moat
distressing. Villagers and survivor* were
groping uhotit the ruins In search of rel
atives and comrades-and endeavoring to
recognize In the charred bodies or dis
membered and mutilated corpses the
Identity of missing friends.
Tho flames gutted Marx and Mueller’s
chemical factory and a part of the Grics
hclm color works.
A number of children who were hurled
by the explosion Into the river Main were
drowned before the rescuers could reach
them. Several firemen are among th*
victims. A special train with relief fire
men and additional doctors and nurses was
sent to the scene of the disaster thl*
morning. A number who it was feertsJ
had perished reported thcmselve* thia
Ilenxlnr tteservoir Explodes.
Noon—There was a fresh outbreak ot
the flames among the ruins at Griesheim,
which revived apprehensions, and arter
the explosion of a great benzine reservoir,
at 11 o'clock this morning, orders were
Issued that everyone in the village of
Griesheim and its vicinity must vacate
their premises forthwith. The inhabitants
lied, panic stricken, with such possession*
os they could hastily collect, most of
them coming to Frankfort. Even the fire
men, salvagers and soldiers left the scene
of the disaster. The railroad service to
GrlflShelin I? suspended on account of
1:39 p. tn —lt transpires that during the
panic this morning a number of women
and children were thrown down and tram
pled under foot.
Tho danger of fresh explosion* necessa
rily retards the drawing up of a correct
death roil, but the latest reports do not
indicate that this is so large as was at
The Estimates Exaggerated.
The revised estimates of the killed in
dicate that the figures given out this
morning were exaggerated, because frag
ments of bodies were counted as each
Herr l-ang, the manager of the works,
and four chemists, are among the Injured.
Sixty persons were hurt and most of
them are suffering from broken limbs and
burnH. They have been placed 111 the hos
pitals here and at Hoechst. Many persons
Tlie Los* Exaggerated.
Frankfort, April 26.—1 t now appears that
the statement of the General Anzelger of
this city that eighty bodies had been re
covered was greatly exaggerated. The
fact is that tho number of killed is much
under the early estimates, aotne jiow plac
ing It as low as twenty-live. Nothing
definite, however, can yet be ascertained.
The effects of tho first two explosions
are described as fearful. An immenss
cloud of wreckage was thrown by th*
former into the air, plunging the whole
district into darkness, which was follow
ed, on the latter explosion, by an out
break of fiamcn In many quarters. Scarce
ly house Irv Griesheim escaped without
shattered windows, white In many cases
walis and door* were burst asunder.
The I,oss Is Very Large.
London, April 27.—The Berlin corre
spondent of the Times estimates the kill
ed at Griesheim as between twenty-five
a rat eighty and adds that, unfortunately,
there can be no doubt that no fewer than
150 were maimed or burned, the Injuries
lu several cases promising to prove fatal.
A NEW PALAcI OF MAMV.ON.
New York Mock Exchange’* Last
Day in tlie Old tfuildlng.
New York. April 26.—The Stock Ex
change galleries were crowded to-day be
cause It was to lie the last day’s session
lu the old building, which has been used
by the exchange so many years.
The market was so active that there
was little room for sentiment, but a lit
tle was Indulged In during the morning
and early afternoon hours. Such old tim
ers as K. C. Benedict. William Fayhne
stock and others, who rarely go down on
the floor of the exchange, dropped In and
walked across the floor “Just for luck.”
as one of them put It. There were aom*
men who did this wno bad not been on
the floor for ten and fifteen years.
To-morrow will be a holiday on Kx
clvinge to give a chance to move tha
furniture and fixtures to th* temporary
quarter* In the Produce Exchange. A
isirtlon of the Exchange’s very roomy
floor space has been divided off by a half
wall for the use of the Mock Exchange
members during the next year, while tho
rev Block Exchange building Is being
ccnstructed. As much as possible was
done before hand toward the completion
of arrangements for the moving, but
there was much of the r.piMtratua neces
sarily left undisturbed until after to-day's
trading was completed. The demolition of
the old building has practically D-guii and
the contractors scaffolds surround tha
Tim office buildings on the Broad
street side, both to tha north amt south
of tha present Much Exchange, have
been |Mirchasl by the exchange, and th*
liew building will cover this additional
ground giving room tor the ornate col
oiunMta of whit* martda which the plan
of the new building show* on that front,
It ia to ha ten Marini high at an sati
ate ted cost oi $! .tlttl.UUU
Brewer* (ashlar 4<re*<*4
Buffalo, 9f T i April 31 —Thomag M
• to* ban. manager, tsupsrtntangaot and
■ aahtar of iho browing first of Boris A
touJlynn of FtnlgAolgdßo. was arrooaag
at f fa* Br o*o*4 Mouat bars Uontfttt hy
Je< sutler* Gyat sag <’fewbwt4 *l)4 (fan
i to) *Hh- w toeUalia* iO> o < h#o# uf hg#-
#'* Ogga** teal tovsut.