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THE BRUNSWICK TIMES-CALL.
Conpr Wires Valuable li
formation to flmnint
THE SITUATION CRITICAL
Says Relief Msget Come At
Once If It Comes
Wasuiiuton, Aug. 15. —It is offic
ially announced that the despatch from
Conger yesterday did contain some con
fidential military information relative
to the defense of Pekin and charges the
Chinese goverument with harassing the
egations by the firing which is contin
ed now at interva's.
Minister Conger said that the situa
tion was very serious now, more so than
it had yet been, and stated that if re
lief comes at all, it must be very soon or
it would be no use. The last phrase
doubtless means that the inmates of the
legation will be murderud unless rescued
at an early date. Our Chinese repre
sentative also told bis government tha*
the Chinese government had discon
tinued persuading them to leave Pekin
but was now endeavoiing to force them
out of the city aud to certain death.
TROOPS FROM INDIA.
English S ldiers Reach Shanghai B it
Have Not Landsd.
London, Aug. 16,—A despatch from
Shanghai says British troops from
India bare arrived there but the Vic
eroy objects to their landing. It is
b-lieved that the Viceroy has been
ur*ed to take tb’ course by the French
and Russian consul •
Vice Admiral Seymour is waiting
for lcstruotions from the British gov
ernment before taking further action.
A BITTER PILL.
But France Acctpts Count Wald
Paiia, Aug. 15—The French g vern
menftoday officially assented to the ap
pointmentof Cos nt Von AV&lverse as
commander of of the allied forces in
China. This was abit'er pill for France
Dae in the Orient.
San Francisco, Aug. 15. The first bat
talion of the Fifteenth Infantry, which
sailed from here on the Sumner July 17,
Is at Taku today so that the American
army will be still further augmented by
the time the start >o Pekin is well under
London, Aug. 15.—Fore’gu office was
informed today by the Chinese embassa
dor that the envoys were safe two day*
Foroes in China.
London, Aug. 15 —According to the
war department the forces in China to
day number 70,000 to 80,000.
THE ALLIED ARMY IS NOW
NEAR GATES OF PEKIN.
London, Aug. 15, —China has yielded to the demand of the United
States. The Imperial government is now negotiating with the com
manders of the allied forces at the gates of Pekin for the delivery of the
foreigners in the capital to the army.
London, Aug. 15 The allied army is now almost certainly in the
vicinity of Pekin or else the Chinese government would not be so anx„
ious for peace negotiations. Advices here say that everything retired
towards the capital when the allied army approached.
Washington, Aug. 15. —Consul Goodnow at Shanghai cabled today:
“Distrust all Chinese propositions.”
It is believed that the Coodnow message is in the nature of a warn
ing. It is understood that Goodnow alludes to the allies being refused
admission to Pekin by the powers accepting the Chinese peace propos
al through China’s director of telegraphs are made for the sole pur
pose of saving Pekin from an attack and the cessation of hostilities.
Dispatch From Pekin.
Paris, Aug. 15. —A dispatch from the French minister at Pekin says
the situation there is critical. The Chinese continue to bombard the le
gations, and supplies are short. The dispatch concludes with the fol
lowing: “Impossible to quit Pekin without European aid.” No date
CHOKED HIS CHILD.
Trial of William Ryan Begins
New York, Aug. 15 —The examina
tion of Willian Ryan, who is charged
with choking bis little daughter,
Katie, to death, will beg-n tomorrow,
It is said that be met his daughter in
Esst River Park and beat ber and
oboked brr because be oould not get
from ber some portion of tbe s4 l
week ber godmother, Mrs Wtlkinson,
paid ber for ter seivioesas a nurse
girl. Mrs. Theresa Taubececk, of No.
1633 Secood avenue, testified sbt saw
Ryan is i Katie in Mrs. Wilkinsou’*
ballway and beat ber three times.
Casper MoebiDg, 15 years old, of No.
1531 Seoond avenue, swore Ryao
strangl'd tbe child. The testimony
of several oiber wi nesses bare been
oolleted by tbe detectives. The
funertl expel see of llttl Katie were
defray eJ by a purse made up friends
Leaveuworrh, August 15—Two com*
plete companies of tne first infantry left
Fort Leavenswortb today for San Fran
cisco, where they will embark for China.
BRUNSWICK, GA., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1900.
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There Is a Great Deal of Excitement In
Washington At Present.
Washington, August 15. —The critical point hns been reaohed. An air of In
tense expectance hovers around tbe departments of state, war and navy early this
Secretaries Root and Adee were at their offices, but no bulletins have been
posted. Everything seems to center on tbe contents of Conger’s message and the
progress of the allies. So far some secrecy is preserved as a result. Semi offi
cial rumors are plentiful.
The evident importance of the dispatch, coupled with the return of the presi
dent twenty-four hours earlier than he expected, is said in some generally well
informed circles to_indlcate a special session of congress.
The next twenty-four hours will decide definitely the question of war or
Not only in China, but even more serious European difficulties will have to
be faced or avoided by the United States in particular.
Washington, August 15. The bureau of navigation has made public the fol
"Taku, August 12.—“ Just received an undated dispatoh fiom Chaffee, Natow,
yesterday. The opposition Is of no consequence yet. The heat is terrible. Many
men were prostrated. Please inform secretary of war. R, Remey.’’
Natow is about eleven or twelve miles beyond Ho-Si-Wu, on tbe road be
tween Ho-Si-Wu and Natow, and is indicated on the war department map as the
worst tec'ion of the road between Tien-Tsin andl’ekin.
New Yorkers Will Hold an Important
New York, Aug. 15.—The democratic
state committee will meet tomorrow at
the Hoffman House to select the date
and place for the state convention. May
or McGuire, chairman of the democra'ic
state committee, says he feels very
much encouraged over the outlook in
the state. Secretary Mason of tbe cam
paign committee says 36 German news
papers and 12 Irish newspapers which
supported McKinley four years arc
now supporting Bryan.
Famous Filibuster We nt Town a
Philadelphia,August 15.—The famous
fl.ibustering e'.eamer Bermuda, sank at
her dock here this morning from un
A number of her crew were on the
boat at the time hut escaped.
The Bermuda was formerly a fili
busterer to Cuba.
Tlie work on Baumgartner’s new
stand is progressing rapidly.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Case Occnpieil Nearly lie
1 PREACHERS WITNESSES
Quotations From the Bible
Played A n Important
Part In the Case.
Mr. J. M.Hcddenpyls wav yester
day tried fur violating the Sunday
law, and ss has been foroaated in
these columns, the jury returned a
verdiot of not guilty. Solicitor Col
son and Attorney D. W. Krauaa repre
sented the state and Mr. A. L. Frank
lin ably took care of Mr. Hoddenpyle’a
side. AH, with the exception of two
local ministers, were present having
been summoned by the state.
Both Attorney Franklin, for the
defence, and Mr. Krauss, for the
plantiff, quoted from the Bible and
tbe good book oooupied an important
part of the much talked of case. After
the able charge of Judge Dart tbe jury
retired and in a short time returned
with a verdict of not guilty.
This case was bitterly fought from
start to finish and on account of the
prominence which has bsen given it,
a large crowd went out to hear it.
Mr. Franklin made one of the beat
speeches ever beard in a Glynn coun
ty court bouse end be was warmly
congratulated on all sides Tfaue
ends the Hoddenpyle case.
The oounty is a neat little sum In
the hole, and a personal matter not
MONTERY TO SHANGHAI.
The Instrument of Will
London, August 15. It is reported
from Hong Kong, under date of Au
gust 13th, that United States sea mon
itor Monte ry will go to Canton in a
few days to relieve Americans
Cruiser de Juan de Austria, Chinese,
of the Rogue ports, will fire upon tbe
monitor, ns the authorities are suspi ■
ciouiis of foreign designs.
Activity of Chinese military author
ities at Canton is most pronounced.
Foreigners there dislike tbe presenos
of Chinese troops in vicioity of for
eign settlements. They fear that
slightest indiscretion will lead to
bloodshed, and would welcome arrival
Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 15, —The
trial trips of the new Russian battleship
and tbe United States battleship Ala
bama will take place off here between
now and the 20th. Arrangements have
been making for some time for this pur