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DritUh Colonial Secretary Pnltcd ia
the Common I'ntil He Dctinetl
the t;ovfriiintnt Policy.
NO MERCY FOR THE BOERS
IF TIIHY AUK CAl'CillT AFTER
MIOOTISG CAPTLUED IILACKS.
Will lie Snmmnrlly Conrt-Mnrtlnled
nnd Executed, the Colonial
REPRISALS MAY BE RESULT
WAR IX SOUTH AFRICA DEVELOPING
Storlen of. Atrocities Denlel ly Mr.
Kruger, Who Call Attention to
Coiiceiitrutlon Camp llorrrn.
LONDON'. A uar. 2. A discussion arose in
the House of Commons to-night over the
Colonial Ofiice appropriation, und it gave
the opponents of the government ample op
portunity to bait Mr. Chamberlain while
making u motion pro forma to reduce by
JC1C0 the vote out of which the colonial
secretary's salary will bo paid.
Sir Henry Campb.ll-Bannerman. the Lib
eral leader, paid that in view of the pa
tience with which the nation had for twenty-one
months endured Mr. Chamberlain's
policy in South Africa, he thought it op
portune to secure a statement from the
colonial secretary as to the war situation,
lie went on to point out that Cape Colony
was now Invaded and overrun with Boers;
and he asked what prospect there was of
repelling the Inva'rs, what the condition
of Cape Colony would be after the war,
what was the prospect of famine as a result
it the government's "policy of devasta
tion." and where was Cape Colony's con
etitutlon, which appeared to him to be un
der lock and key since the declaration of
Mr. Chamberlain replied that farm-burning
had been entirely abandoned ami re
placed by the policy of concentration
camps. He contended that these were hu
mane and satisfactory institution, as had
been shown by the fact that thousands of
Boers came into them voluntarily. "The
government has the best reasons to be
lieve," continued the colonial secretary,
"that a vast majority of tho Boers ac
knowledge themselves beaten, and would
gladly surrender nnd resume peaceful pur
suits but for the comparative handful of
lrreconcilablcs, who are carrying on a guer
rilla warfare that is raipldly degenerating
Into brigandage and absolute murder. Lord
Kitchener is adequately dealing with the
problem by establishing blockhouse cordons
within which the peacefully inclined can
afely settle and be protected."
AVI LI BR SHOT IF CAUGHT.
Regarding the announcement by Lord
Kitchener that Commandant Kritzinger had
declared his Intention to shoot all natives
In British employ, whether armed or un
armed. Mr. Chamberlain said the govern
ment had telegraphed Lord Kitchener to in
form the Boer loaders that such acts were
contrary to civilized usage, and that all
guilty persons of this class, If captured,
would be court-martialed and executed. Mr.
Chamberlain's declaration was received
with loud cheering.
"There seems to te an impression that
we have come to some sort of an agree
ment with the Boer;." said Mr. Chamber
lain in another portion of his speech, "that
natives are not to bo employed in this war,
but there is no such agreement. Incur
sions into protected districts must be more
severely dealt with if there is to be 'snip
ing., of soldiers from behind hedges and
veil of women."
"rtubblsh!" cried an Irish member.
Mr. Chamberlain retorted that he had
met some ladies who had been assaulted in
"If things have changed from bad to
worse in Cape Colony," he continued, "it
Is because the Cape rebels have found re
bellion a cheap, interesting and even
amusing performance. Then there has been
mistaken leniency, and this was the policy
In the past. Botha, Fcwet and Schalk
burger do not s ay the war was caused by
the raid. They say tiny are fighting for
their Independence, it is nonsense to speak
of offering terms to men who say it must
bo a light to the finish. This now Is the
policy of the government."
Sir Edward dray. Liberal imperialist, ex-pres:-ied
bitter disappointment at the tone
of Mr. Chamberlain's speech, although he
agreed with the general military policy of
the government. He said the colonial sec
retary had dealt i artlessly with the sub
ject of employing native troops and had
not distinguished between Africans and
highly-trained Indian troops.
John Redmond said Mr. Chamberlain's
peech was "a candid, if somewhat brutal,
exposition of the governrr.t nt's policy," and
h prayed to God that tho resistance of the
Boors mlRht be strengthened.
The debate was o ntir.ued for another
hour after Mr. Ch imberlaln's speech, and
the amendment to reduce the salary of the
colonial secretary was rejected. Tho House
men iook up oiner suij.tts and was still
Fession at 1 o'clock this (Saturday;
comment of tiii: piiesj.
Chamberlain's Ilerlnrutlon Repartier'.
um Important und Foreboding.
LONDON, Aug. C-Mr. Chamberlain's
declarations on I. half of the government
In tho House of Commons that greater
severity will bo i.s, d hereafter in dealing
With Cape rebels, and tn.it Boers shooting
captured black will, if taken, be executed,
coupled with ihe assurance that consider
able numbers of trn.,ps will be brought
home at the end of su-ptember, are trtated
by the morning r apers a the beginning of
the third period tf th war.
The Standard. Bally Chronicle, Morning
Post. Faüy Tel graph. Bally Graphic. Bally
Mail iUid Daily Bxpre.-s rej .h e at "TIu
government's reflate attitude. " The Ir-ll
News, on th othr hind, regards it with
uneasiness and appr ha nslon, and tla
Morning Leader a- "The opening of an
poch of terror and shame."
The Standard si; "The pestilent activ
ity of a small stetljn is kceiins the whole
vast area in a state of tumult, throwing an
t normows cost on the imperial treasury and
postponing the resumption of peaceful in
dustry. The time i.s clearly at lnr.d. If wc
rightly construe Mr. Chamberlain's words.
when Lord Kiu-hcne r will h- ir.-truaed not
to treat as prisoners of w;ir Briii-h sub
jects captured villi arms in their hands.
It is a Mage which every guerrilla cunl'.ict
Ultimately reaches; and it is to be deplored.
ir.ee it may mean terrible deed., 'h ading
to terrible reprl-Mls ti both sides; but tho
brigandage Into which tie campaign his
dt generated must be stamped out at any
The Times says: "The Boers have an
nounceel their determination to shoot every
native who acce.pt service with the British
or assists them in any way. Mr. Chamber
Iain has very properly telegraphed instruc
tions that all who are found guilty of such
practices shall suffer death. We have car
tied leniency very far. further than it has
ever been carried In the history of war, and
it is time to think of the future in a business-like
way. and not in the sentimental
manner of the opposition."
A correspondent of the Daily News, whose
name th paper reserves, says: "We have
deliberately armed the natives. I have
seen scores of them with rides and bando
liers. Once I traveled In a train which
carried two truck loads of armed blacks in
complete khaki get-up. They are constantly
to be seen, one's friends tell one, about
Kimberley and to the north of the town.
Armed Kaffirs have been allowed to attack
people on their farms In Becueland. in
parts of the Transvaal and In the vicinity
interview with khkjkh.
He Beule Stories of Atrocities nntl
Speak of Other Horror.
PARIS, Aut. 3 The Figaro publishes a
long interview to-day with Mr. Kruger.
After denying the cruelties charged against
the Boers in Lord Kitchener's report. Mr.
Kruger declares that the atrocities of the
concentration camps were twenty times
worse than hael been stated by Miss Hob
house in Great Britain, and that, when
fully known, they would cause the world
to shudder wilh horror and move the na
tions to Intervene. "We are defending our
liberty," continued Mr. Kruger, "and when
that is granted we will lay down our arms.
Great Britain knows our conditions. It is
not for me to repeat them. We will never
renounce our flag and we cannot accept any
protectorate. 1 am convinced that the hour
will come when Great Britain will grant
what is our right. Moreover, 1 am con
fident that Col is with us and will not
Mr. Fischer, who was present at tho In
terview, said nothing had yet been decided
regarding Mr. Kruger's visit to America.
Strength of the Boers.
LONDON, Aug. 3. The Cape Town cor
respondent of the Daily Mail, In a com
munication dated July 17, places the strength
of the Boers la Capo Colony between
and 8.OJ0 men. almost all of whom are
rebels. The Daily Mail contrasts this wilh
tho ollxial statement not long aso that
they were only 1.000.
"The colonial authorities," the corre
sponelent continues, "have just awakened
to tlie possibility that the last shot in the
war may be fired in Cape Colony, and
unless vigotous efforts are put forth there
is nothing to prevent the Boers from hold
ing out another twelve months."
A communication to the. Daily Express
of the same date says that the Boer plan
is to make a final stand south of the
Orange river, and that they may hold out
for six months.
Doer Ilaldiiix Portuguese Territory.
LONDON. Aug. 3 "The Boers who haw;
Invaeled Portuguese territory," says the
Lourenzo Marques correspondent of the
Dally Mail, "number live hundred. They
crossed the line near Nanctzi and are now
going northward toward Komatipoort. A
Swiss farmer reports that his farm build
ings have been burned and his stock has
been driven off and that his wife and serv
ants are missing. Although the Portuguese
authorities are preparing to make a vigor
ous resistance only 144 men under Captain
Almeida are pursuing ti e Boers."
Kmser'n Mcswntfe to the Finer.
LONDON. Aug. 2.-A dispatch from
Standerton, Trans va?. dated July 5, which
had been stopped by the censor, has just
been received here. It reads: "Walter
Kitchener met Ixmis Botha and his secre
tary, .Dewet. by appointment near Plat
Rand a few days a?o. They brought Kru
ger's reply to Botha's surrender proposal.
It was: 'Botha. Dewet. Delary. Steyn
Continue fighttrg. Alleviation will be sent
when needed. Bnough for the present.' "
TRANSPORT IN A PLIGHT
SHAFT OF Tim LFWOX I1ROKKX
CLOSE TO Till: lMtOBELLKR.
XeTT nrousfht to San Francisco Iy a
Volunteer Crew, Which Wan
I'ieked I'p by a Steamer.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 2.-Seven men of
the disabled steamer Lennox, bounrl from
Manila to this port, who were picked up in
a small boat off Piedras Biancas dght
house and brought to this city by the
steamer George Looiras. tell a story of a
broken shaft, dearth of provisions and the
drifting of the helpless ship In the current
that sets down the coast. The men are
Third Mate J. Spratt, J. Lee. Frank West,
P. T. Flaherty and James I. Scanlon, ex
sailors und men-cf-warf.men, David Bankin,
of New Jersey, a goernment clerk return
ing from Manila, and F. L. Rose, a repor
ter, formerly connecteel with the Manila
Freedom. They constituted a volunteer
crew that put off from the transport in
search oi assistance. On the Lennox are
seventeen cabin and fcrty-five second-class
passengers, nearly all of whom are dis
charged sailors and soldiers, and the Eng
lish officers and a Chinese crew of about
thirty men. There are no women on board.
One of the crew said: "The Lennox left
Manila on June 27, and Nagasaki on July 5.
Suddenly on the e?ning of July 25 the
shaft broke within three feet of the pro
peller. For nearly a week we looked in
vain for assistance, meanwhile drifting
to the southward and Jn toward the coast.
What made it really striov.s was the short
age of provisions Captain Williamson
asked the Chinese crew to nun a small
boat and attempt to reach the eoast. Thv?
Chinese refused, and the thhf officer catne
to us sailors an 1 asked lor a xolun'er
crew. Twenty clnutes later ve were oft in
a boat and wre ji'ven a good serid-o.T.
The boat was ripped with a sail, but t!uo
was :io in! a: d. an:i! v. e v. , picked u;
by the Lco::d.;. twelve h .;rs later, we wvre
t the r-ars anä ha 1 eop-e witli.a t-.hl of
Piedras i::.-n. a lUi.th .;:. "
It 1sMctd the liiura.'i - tit t Us; Slocum.
v hit n v. a ; a !
MIX, Will fill'
''l s '.':)' tirie 'o-
tiay. lhe was u.hie ?: mi a-s m-uUi of th!
city and fortv miles at a whin the small
Loat left her
A Chartere! Trn it port.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2. Colonel Long,
quartermaster at San Fran-ico, has In-!"ar:r-.e
i the War I p i riiuent that the tuiT
.ilorur.i. wl.k h nt t.i the assNtata e
of the dl'.iM'd tr.,tT ,rt 1. na.-.v. expected
io resell th"t ve.- 1 .it 2 o chu k this morn
ing. Th lan-.ox i- a chattered transpori.
i'Au- v.as ifturniiii; ti San i-'ranciso in
order to bo turucu over to her owners.
aviii;tiii:h phace oh wah will ijl:
DCCLAIIEI) IX STLELDOJI. ,
NntionnI Oflicem of the Amalgamated
Asitoelatioii Jin Route to New
Vork to See 3Ir. Morguu.
UNEXPECTED STEP TAKEN
A FT EH A CONFLUENCE AVITH VEHYL
PHESTO.N AT PITTSUIIU;.
Another Limited Proposition Mnde by
the Representative of the
Great Steel Corporation.
WILL BE DISCUSSED TO-DAY
SHAFFER ANXIOUS FOR LICHT OX
Also Hopeful that Various Dlaputea
AV11I lie A 1J tinted to the Sntls
fiietlon of ill Follower.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Aug. 2.-Judgins by in
dications that are practically facts, peace
or war In the steel troubles will be an
nounced from New York city to-morrow.
When the Amalgamated Association ex
ecutive board adjourned this evening Pres
ident Shaffer announced that another
meeting would be held to-morrow. There
probably will be a meeting here to-morrow
of a portion of the board, bu: the na
tional officers will be In New Yorit. They
left for that city to-night on the Pennsyl
vania limited at 10 o'clock. The circum
stances leading up to this unexpected trip,
while not officially made known, are evi
dent enough to substantiate the story
During the day many telegrams wer. re
ceived at tho association conference rooms,
the last coming just before adjournment,
and It was answered promptly. This an
swer was in all probability the announce
ment to the New York people that the trip
would be made by the officials to-night,
carrying out an arrangement entered into
at Veryl Preston's rooms. In the Hotel
Henry, a short time before. At about J:15
p. m. Messrs. ShafTer. Williams and Chap
pelle went to Mr. Preston's rooms and
were closeted with him for about thirty
minutes. The understanding is that at
this meeting Mr. Preston made known tho
combination's only concession in the mat
ter of reopening the wage conference where
it left off three weeks ago. This conces
sion was In the shape of a demand that If
a new conference is granted it must be
specifically stated beforehand what is ex
pected to be accomplished, what ground
is to be covered and what companies are
to participate. This brings the matter up
to the Amalgamated Association, and the
mission of its high officials to New York
is doubtless to convince the steel people
there that a new conference is essential
to peace and an amicable settlement of th?
The conference to-day was a repetition of
yesterday, the strictest kind of secrecy
being main(ained as to the happenings in
side the room, and'the progress being made
had to be guessed at.
EX nOl'TK TO NEW YOHK.
Fifteen Member of the Executive
Hoard on the Trnln.
riTTSIJURG, Pa., Aug. 3.-A special to
the Post from Altoona says: "Tnstead of
flatly refusing the request of the Amalga
mated officials for another conference, In
oreler to bring about a settlement of the
steel strike, the officers of the United
States Steel Corporation have appointeel an
hour for meeting the executive board of the
Amalgamated Association in New York
this morning. The decision to meet them
was announced in a message sent direct to
President Shaffer yesterday afternoon, and
was promptly accepted. At once the mem
bers of the board made arrangements to
leave for New York. They hurried through
their session, and at 10 o'clock last night
all were on board the Tittsburg limited,
bound for the East.
"The representatives of the labor organ
ization numbereel fifteen, all told. Secre
tary Williams said that the only member
absent was Vice President C. H. Davis, of
Chicago. He said the members had no idea
whom thej' would meet In New York and
could place no estimate on the time that
would be occupied in the metropolis. All
of the members were reticent and declined
to ellscuss their proposed visit. They were
hopeful, however, of the result, and ex
pressed confidence that the strike could be
settled before their return to Pittsburg.
The fact that the officials of the United
States Steel Corporation had consented to
discuss the matter with the official body of
the Amalgamated Association, they said,
was regarded as sufficient proof of the
sincerity of the trust officials.
"Tho representatives of th workers' or
ganization were not the only interesting
persons on the train. Veryl Preston, who
has acted for the trust in Piltsbuig
throughout the week, was among the pas
sengers w.io boarded the train at tlie east
end. He was in another car than the one
occupied by the Amalgamated men. Mr.
Preston was accompanied by another gen
tleman whose Identity he declined to re
veal. As to the exact status of the dispute
neither Mr. I!esten nor the members of
tii Amalgamated beard would consent to
offer an opinion or elisruss It In any form.
The only intimation given was that there
were numerous points, considered vital by
th" Amalgamated Association, that would
h ive to be considered anel made perfectly
clear before- the strike could be fettled.
One phase in particular was a more liberal
interpretation of the r.oniiuerruptive clause
in the- wae scale. The only agreement
offered by the Amalgamated Association
af this tire increases the period for ar
ran"ivg new by one month. The
manufacturers v.nt to" prevent the. closing
of tr.ilN at any time ;md to have such dis
pates sett"t-d by conference an.'l arbitra
tion. Th.- p-.u ti -el b..lishmv!it of. the mill
eommitr -v i.i ali mills is aisa demanjed bv
the maniiTacturer.. but they offer no other
me at.H for settü-. local di.'f renee.s in the
; iaee of thi. Tlie workers in-i'-t that some
.rtiei.d representative ef the nun -hnuhi
jiHve a voice for them in such disputes.
Th- ,ue:-ri..n of unionizing all nonunion
mills i- said It) be disposed of in the Mor
gan propuMtion in a m timer that seemed
to the workers t threaten the existence of
ti e l- or ranization m r" than under formet
anvyernerits. It is said that it opened
the d-or to fa . "ritistn by manufaeturers
for noiva: i. n men in all th" mills. Nothing
v. uid imdcrrair.e th organization so rap
idlv as to permit nonunion workmen in
union milis. and have them favored and
b -pefited because or their freedom from the
; x. el.-aton in future. ThMr workers want
assurance of equal treatment for all alike.
"The signing of the wage scale Is r.ot
;Mpirently considered as of Importance.
This has been no disposition on thu oart
MAY KNOW i
of the workers or the manufacturers to
balk over this point, and it is believed that
once the more weighty matter is disposed
of the whole elispute can be quickly wiped
away, if the conference in New York
proies.-e.-s as rapidly this wt ek as the one
between President Shatter and Mr. Morgan
hi-t we el; the strike may be declared off
before Monday. The meeting of the con
feree s is expected to take place shortlv
aner the arrival of the Pittsburgers this
Cnnse of the Hitch.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2. The American
Federationist, the official monthly maga
zine of the American Federation of La
bor, in its I?sue for August, just made pub
lic, speaking of the steel strike, says:
"The point upon which negotiations finally
broke off was that the trust tried to make
it a condition of employment that the men
In the nonunion mill should refrain from
joining any union. The Amalgamated As
sociation insisted on their right to endeavor
to organize there nonunion men into the
union, and finally to secure for them the
wage scale paid in union mills operated
by the trust." Cordial sympathy is then
expressed for the members of the Amal
President Compels, of the Federation of
Labor, left here to-night. It was said, for
either Philadelphia or New York.
Hnnnu Xot Negotiating.
CANTON, O., Aug. 2. Senator M.
Hanna, who is here on a visit to President
and Mrs. McKinley, gave out a statement
to-night denying as erroneous the reports
connecting him with efforts to settle the
great steel strike. "I am just as anxious
to have the1 strike settled as is the vast
majority of the people, but I am taking no
part in the negotiations," he eleclared. He
says that his visit is purely a social one.
PICK HTS OIT W I TT KD.
3Iore "Strike llrenker'' Put to Work
In the V.ellsville Mill.
WELLS VI L.L.K, O.. Aug. 2. At the close
of the third week of the strike among the
steel workers in the Wellsville plant of the
American Sheet Steel Company the steel
trust has the better of the argument. Nine
new men from ScottdaK, Pa., were brought
here on the afternoon train and taken Into
the mill without a hand being raised or a
word of reasoning used to stop them from
entering the mill. The men were In the
parlor car, the doors were lockeel at Fast
Llverpocd and the strikers' pickets refused
permission to enter. The men were in
charge of Civil Kngincer H, II. Thompson,
of the steel company. TYhen the mill was
reached the train was stepped and the men
were rushed into the stockade before the
picke ts coulel sp ak to them. The addition
of these nine mefi to the force already at
work will inake .lt possible for the mill
management to pvt on nine regular wheels,
about halt the mill's regular complement
The strikers are in an ugly mood to-night
and are much chagrineel over the company
getting the men into the mill. One of the
leaders said to-night: "If something is not
(CONTI NU E lTi NPAe; KCULTT)
STRUCK OPEN SWITCH
TROLLEY CAR WRECKED RY RIX
MSG IXTO A COAL CAR.
Wan Moving nt firent Speed nnd Xenr
ly Every l'ernon on Ronrd Wn
Mnimed or Ilrulned.
FOURTEEN SERIOUSLY HURT
TWO INDIANAPOLIS WOMEN' IX THE
LISJ1 OF VICTIMS.
Ml si Lorettn Stillivnn nnd Mlns Ward
3Iot of the Others ReftidentM
of Springfield, O.
SPRINGFIELD. O., Aug. 2. The Dayton,
Springfield Sc Urbana trolley car scheduled
to arrive In this city from Dayton at 9:C0
o'clock to-night crashed Into a coal car,
which stood on an open switch, near Don
nellsvllle, and as a result fourteen persons
are lying in the Mitchell-Thomas Hospital
seriously hurt. Four are believed to be dy
ing, and many others whoso names could
not be learned went to their homes wdth
injuries which were considered too slight
to recorel. The following were among those
E. L. LINDEN WOOD, motorman. badly
hurt about th head and chest, with prob
ably serious internal Injuries.
C. D. 1U1ANPON. conductor, hurt about
chest and both less.
MISS PLANCHE C.ALLEIIUE, Spring
field, head cut.
MRS. RICHARD SCHUTTE, both legs
broken and badly injured internally; may
flEORfiK CONRAD, Springfield, both
MRS. WM. IIONEVFINOER, Springfield,
leg broken and cut about head.
MISS ZELMA TURNER, bruised about
S. H. 1 IRAN DON, Pleasant Hill. O., leg
broken, collar bone .broken and serious in
ternal injuries; may die
MRS. HENRY LEUTY, both limbs
spraintd, injured about chest.
LOUIE LUIRLEE. Springfield, left leg
broken and cut about head and face.
C. A. MILLER. Springfield, cut about
MISS IDA HARTMAN, Springfield,
cheek cut open.
CARL SMITH (colored). Sclma. O..
bruised slightly about head and face.
SAM GLOVER (colored), Selma, arm and
MRS. JERRY EEARD. Springfield, leg
MISS LORETTA SULLIVAN, Indianapo
lis, leg hurt.
MISS WARD, Indianapolis, kg broken,
JOHN FOG ARTY, Springfield, left leg
sprained, bruised about hips.
MRS. ROEERT COCHRAN. Springfield,
face and shoulders cut.
MRS. CHARLES HIGLER, Springfield,
bruised slightly abort body.
MINOR PLAGERMAN. Springfield, hip
MARY PLAGERMAN. Springfield, leg
broken In two p:;ee- h a and Hp cut.
MRS. WILLIAM WOODS. Springfield,
head and arm cut.
The car was speeding along at the rate
of twenty-five miles an ho ar when it struck
the switch. The kvr had beer, left open,
and owing to the fact that there I.- not a
danger light attachrm nt there was nothing
to warn the motorman until his car was
suddinly jerked to jrc side and hurled
Into the coal car. Th" crash could be heard
in the village a mile away.
The cause of the wreck was an open
switch. A car had passed the switch all
right forty minutts previously, and upon
examination after the disaster It was found
that the swiu h had been opened and
locked, and it Is beiitved to have been in
In the city directory Miss Lote-tta Sulli
van is stated to b? cashier of the Wulsch-
ner Music Company, and hr home h given
01 IU.er avenue. West Indianapolis. '
TWO 310KK ILLEGAL EXECUTIONS IN
MOl TIIEItX STATES.
Charles Davis, Whose Witnesses Were
UeffimhiK the filrl He Assnnlted,
Taken from Courtroom.
SHERIFF TRIED TO DO DUTY
HIT HE AND HIS MEN" WERE OVER.
POWERED AX 13 IXJIRED.
Xeuro Foreed, Mrlth n Rope Around
His Xeek, to Confess Murder nnd
Then Hanged nud Riddled.
AVENGERS AT CARR0LLT0N
MISSISSIPPIAXS SEEKING MORE XE
GHOES TO STRING TO TREES.
Another AVonum 3Iny lie Lynehed
Work of tlie 3Iob Denounced
Uy Governor Loiiüluu.
SMITHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 2.-The first
lynching in the annals of Dekalb county
took place this morning, when Charley
Davis, who was charged with criminal as
sault on Miss Kate Hues, was taken from
the courthouse by a mob of about twenty
five friends and relatives of the young
woman and hanged about a quarter of a
mile from town.
The assault on Miss Hues was committed
last Sunday evening and on Monday morn
ing Davis was taken before a magistrate.
He submitted his case and the trial was set
for to-day. Court had met and the trial be
gun when the defendant Introduced wit
nesses to attack the girl's character. The
father had said that he would not join or
allow any violent measures units this
action was taken by the defendant. When
the witness began to give his testimony the
friends and relatives of the girl arose and
made for the prisoner.
For a time there werevwild scenes and
the people were greatly excited. The pris
oner made an effort to escape by jumping
from the two-story window of the court
room. Several pistol shots were fired in the
crowd and Davis was captured before he
The sheriff and one of his deputies and a
constable, who were trying to prevent the
lynching, together with the father of the
defendant, were severely injured In a clash
with the mob. The wounded officers are
Sheriff J. T. Odom, Deputy Rob Odom and
Constable Maney Pass. Milton Hues, the
father of the victim, is a prominent grocer
in Smithville, and the mob was composed
almost entirely of his relatives and friends.
There were about twenty-five men in the
mob. After the execution of Davis the mob
dispersed, and while excitement is high
there is no danger of further trouble.
HANGED TO A TREE.
Negro Compelled to Confess Mnrder
nnd Then Lynched.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 2. With a
rope around his neck and death before him
Charley Rentley. a negro, confessed to
the murder of Jim Vann, alias Williams,
a white man, and was hanged by a mob
in Leeds, St. Clair county, Alabama, to
day. The murderer's body was riddled
with bullets and left hanging to the limb
of a trec. The coroner's Jury had just
returned a verdict fixing the responsibil
ity of the murder on Rentley. Members
of, the mob learned of the verdict and a
crowd ejulckly gathered around the prison
er, and unheeding his pleas for mercy
hangeel him to a tree.
The murder was committed early In
the morning while Vann and his wife and
child were asleep In a camp three miles
from Leeds. Vnnn's skull was crushed
with a large rock and his slayer then
caught Mrs. Williams around the throat,
but she screamed for help and the negro
ran Into the woods. Farmers living in
the vicinity of the place answered the ap
peals for help and began a search for the
murderer. By a hole in the bottom of
Rentiey's shoe they followed his tracks to
his house near by, and Into the woods
some elistane-e away, where they found him.
Rentley at first denied his guilt, but cem
fessed when taken to the tree? to be
hanged. Rentley gave no reason for his
crime, and the citizens could assign none
except an Intended assault upon the
XOT YET APPEASED.
Whites nt Cnrrollton Seeking More
IllnckM nntl May Lynch Them.
CARROLLTON. Miss., Aug. 2.-The air
has been rife with rumors of additional
lynchlnss all day, but In each case the?e
reports have been without foundation. A
posse of men is scouring the country in an
effort to appiehend several negroes sus
pected of complicity In the murder of Mr.
and Mrs. Taliaferro on Tuesday night last,
but up to 9 o'clock to-night no arrests have
been made. The enly persons lynched in
connection with the murder were the three
McCray negroes, full details of which were
sent in these dispatches last night. Sheriff
Woodall stated to-night that he had re
leased all neuro witnesses, and that no fur
ther trouble vies anticipated. The town
is quiet to-night
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 2.-The Picayune's
Carrollton, Miss., fpecial says: "None of
the armeel men who went to the Taliaferro
neighborhood this morning have returned.
The sheriff and two deputies who went out
there late in the morning reported er. th ir
return that so far as they could barn the
mob had not killed any one to-day. Thev
have be.n chaslrg Sallie Sutton, a sister of
Relford McCray. all day. but have been
unable to come up with her. This is the
woman whom the committee turned lou.-e
yesterday, heim, safi?:ieel that s'h- was
entirely innocent. She went immediately
home and spent the ni'hi. It ?" ;r.s. how
ever, that she heard the mo! this morning
K fore thev set to her and managed io
get out of the way. Many rumors ate nfio.it
as to th- eioit.gs of tlie mob, but thev are
I llfti pl' Disurnee.
JACKSON. Mi-?.. Aug. 2. Governor
Lon::ino has returned from Carrollton.
where he went y-t?Tday t0 if possible
in preventing the lynching of the three
negroes handed last night. The Governor
says the State has again been disgraced
by this affair, which Is all the more hor
rible became the lynched negroes were ac
cused not of the assassination cf Mr. Talla
f rro and his wife, but simplv of com
plicity in the crime or of gudiy 'xnuwledge
of the fact. An alibi was clearly estab
ii n d for the man and one woman. The
Governor had no authority to order out th
troops unless called upon by the sheriff of
the county. The K-uJvrs of the mob, the
Governor says, wore no ma;.k-. Everything
is quiet to-day and x.o further trouble is
Fpr Murdering; Two Negresses.
LAliltAXGi:. CI x.. Aug. 2 E. '.moral Scott
was hanged hert to-d.iy for h? murder of
two no?to women named Carrie and Mir. a
POUR PERSONS DROWNED.
Mother, Dnnfthter nnd Tvto tirnntl-
ehlldren Lost in the Ohio.
HUNTINGTON. W. Va.f Aug. ll.-Mrs.
John T. Hemming, of Central City. Per
fourteen-year-old daughter Kathleen and
two little grandchildren, aged four and
rive, were elrowneel near the Chesapeake
landing on the Ohio river late last night.
They were out pleasure riding In a frail
craft when the steamer Sunshine passed
down and the waves upset the boat.
George Clutter. ag:ed llfteen. and Tbelma
Apperson. aged seven. alo occupants ef
the boat, were- rescued. The body of one
ol the Hemming children was recovered at
Percy Proctor's Ilody Recovered.
ITHACA. N. Y., Aug. 2. The body of
Percy Proctor, jr., of Cincinnati, who was
drowneel in Cayuga lake last Saturday,
was found to-day. It rloated to the beach,
about T'm) yards south of the scene of the
accident and was discovered by a farmer's
WILL PAY IN FULL.
Directors of the Seventh Xntionnl
Dn nk Perfect Reorganization Pinn.
NEW YORK. Aug. 2. It was unofficially
announced late to-day that the ellrectcrs or
the Seventh National have practically per
fected plans for the payment of all deposits
In full, and that the official announcement
will he made within a week. It is claimed
that J-.ooO.tn") has already lecn guarunleed
in the plan of reorganization.
It was just two weeks te-day that Con
troller of the Currency Lawes Issued his
statement, in which ho accorded the di
rectors of the wrecked Seventh National
Rank two weeks In which to at;ree on a
plan by which to raise the assessment lev
ied on the steckholders, as u means to
wards restitution to the creditors of the
bank. In the same statement Controller
Dawes said that unless a plan should
be arriveei at by which the creditors could
be paid he would erder suit Urought to re
cover the securities valued at Jl.tkc.) given
as security for a loan of $1.2u0M to the
bank which, at that time, was on the brink
'EXPRESSLY FOR CLARA
Two Penches Which Cnned n Womnn
to Ileeome ill After Entiiifc Them.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Aug. 2.-When
Mrs. Clara Wendell went to the eloor of
her home this morning she found a small
paper bag tied to the door knob outside
which contained two peaches. Attached to
it was a note reading, "Expressly for
Clara." She ate the peaches and after
wards was taken to the hospital, where she
showed indications of strychnine poison
ing. The police have arrested Edward Do
Forrest, who had been paying some atte n
tion to the woman but had quarreled with
EX-CORN KING'S LOSSES
(i. II. PHILLIPS WILL IShl'E A STATE
MENT TO CISTOMEHS.
Confident Hin Firm In Xot Out Over
$ ;JOO,MM Nearly n Quarter Million
Overpaid on the 3Iay Deal.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2.-George H. Phillips
will Issue a circular to-morrow addressed
to the customers of his firm, announcing
that he will be able to resume active opera
tions on the Roard of Trade by next Tues
day or Wednesday at the latest, possibly
by Monday. The statement also will prom
ise patrons of the company that before any
new trades are made a complete and Satis
factory summary of what the books show
will be given to the public. Phillips asserts
that the experts' examination of the firm's
books makes it certain that the worst hab
been told and that the firm Is not a loser
to a larger extent than $C30,OV). His fn Ith
in the loyalty of his clients Is unshaken
and carries him to the point where he be
lieves that 90 per cent, of thoe who are
found by examination of the books to have
been overpaid as a result of the May deal
will gladly refund the balance elue to him.
The total amount of this overpayment is
estimated to be a little under J25,0"0.
The deposed "corn king" says that there
is no legal process by which these people
can be maele to refund the mo:i?y, but h".
i.s confident that nearly all of them wJH do
so as soon as they understand the circum
stances. For his own part, he promises to
pay every cent of customers' eredits the
moment he ascertains what they are. The
firm paid out over i'M,) to-day to brokers
for current trades, but will not settle with
any customers till after the examination
of the lodger is complete.
Abel I). ()sman resigned the secretaryship
of the company to-day. Phillips was un
daunted by the action ef the secretary. He
took over nil Mr. Osman's stoek himself,
and is now secretary as well as general
TRAGEDIES OF A KIND.
Ilnnmn Andernein Shootn n Man nnd
Wenn nn nnd Commit Suicide.
MANTI, Ftuh, Aug. 2. Rasmus Ander
son, aged twenty-seen, shot Miss Emily
Campbell, aged twenty-two, and P. C.
Chrlstcr.sen, a Mage driver, and then com
mitted suicide. Miss Campbell hud been
visiting at Salt Lake, and Anderson, a
discarded sweetheart of the young lady,
had inveigled her home by means of a
forged message telling of her mother's
approaching dcth. Miss Campbell, whiie
being driven In the stage toward her borne,
was met by Anderson, who fired four sh'rs
at her. Two of th bullets enteted the
young woman's body and oae p-mrt r. l d
her arm. The fourth sh itteted the arm ef
the stage driver. Anderson then turned
trie ride on himself and blew out h:s brains.
Miss Campbell may recover.
Result of n I-oirr Quarrel.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Aug. 2. - At
Rrownstown, In this county, last niKht,
Wyatt Harle:, aged thirty, i-hot and killed
Maud Policy, aged eighteen, and then sent
a bullet throuch his head He may re
cover. Th y were loer and had quar-,
rele.l. IP, tii ire of r.pertbie farniibs
and th" girl was highly est. -trued by all
who knew her.
TAKEN OFF A STEAMSHIP.
Twenty Pernonn Who Claimed to Hnie
Ileen Robbed of Tleketn.
NEW YORK. Aug. 2.-Twe:rty persons
were taken off the east-hound Italian
steamer Nord Ameriea. la.-t night. Just
after she cleared the bar, and put abo.ird
the steam pilot boat New York, on t he
declaration of the Nord America's captain
that they were stowaways. The people de
nied that they were stowaways. The y say
ihey were passengers, hut had bee n ruhb. d
of their tlekets and money. Th. party was
kept on board thei pilot boat u)i night and
this morning were landed at Atlantic
lllCliUrida, N. J.
anotiii:u woMinitri i, i:mniTio!t
RV Till: CHAMPION HIOTYER.
Reduced Iii Week-Old World Record
ly Half n Second und Miftht Have
Real -:u- hut for the Wind.
FIRST EALP HADE IN :59 34
NEVER COVERED RE FORE II V A
TROTTER IN LES THAN A JIIXtTE.
Ftrt Quarter In t.) .1-1, Half la
:.': Ö-1. Three-Quartern In lt30l-4
nud Mile in -iC- 1-1.
WITNESSED 3Y A GREAT CROWD
WHICH WREATHED THE STALLIOX
IN FLOWERS AS HE FINISHED.
Cloned the Grand Circuit Meeting nt
Colnmhn 2:11 Pace Won liy
Harold II. In Fast Time.
COLUMBUS. 0., Aus. 1-Cresceus. cham
pion of the trotting turf, added more lau
rels to his fame to-day by trotting a mlla
in I'iO-1;. reducing by half a second his
week-old record of 2.v2. made at Cleve
land last Friday. The llr?t half was trot
ted In the first time that the distance
has been covered In less than one minute
by a trotter. The time by Quarters was
J'i, :ö.ni, 1:30'; and
Only a stiff
wind blowing directly up the stretch kept
him from stepping faster than 2:i2.
More than 12h) people journeyed to the
driving park, attracted to see the greatest
trotter ever foaled la action. It was a
brilliant assemblage and Intense enthusi
asm was manifested. The weather at noon
was unpromising to a degree. After a
week of fearful heat it '.urncd cool on
Thursday night, and a strong wind blew ui
from the south. At neon to-day the sky
was lowering and overcfst, and a few
drops of rain fell, tut not enough to hurt
the track, which was in excellent condi
tion, or keep the crowd away. About I
o'clock the heavens cleared and the tun
tame out warm and bright, but the wlnl
did not decrease In force.
In the over-night pool telling a great deal
of money went Into the box at odds of 23
to 17 on time against the trotter. At the
track, owdng to the fierce wind. th odds
against tire horse increased to 2i to 3, but
the backers of Crcsceus were g-ime and
teok the short end as long as pool were
George Ketcham appeared on the track
villi Cn -ceils a little before 3 o'clock.
The horse and elriver were roaUy received,
and Mr. Ketcham was forced to II ft his
cap as they passed the stand. The cham
pion jogged three miles slower ;-.an C;03
and one in 2:22. An hour later be came
out ngiiln, and after scoring several times
stepped a mile In 2:2T. At 4:30 o'e.'ock he
worked out for the last time In 2:l.M-j. He
evidently had great powtr In lescrve, an J
the vast throng waited patiently for Iho
J great test. It was evident that the wind
would not decrease before dark, and at
5:41 the stallion was brought out for the
test. Tim Murr.in, his trainer, was ready
to accempany him with a runner, and Dan
Laho waited at the half-mile pole let take
him on from there.
On the fifth score Ketcham nodded foe
the word, but Crtsceus was not In hla
stride, and ho pulled up at the flrnt turn
to try It again. Down to the wire he
rushed the runner two lengths behind, and
this time it was a go. (Jamely facing the
breeze the champion started on his jour
ney, moving wdth apparent case and at
his greatest speed. The runner caught
him at the quarter, anel a sigh went uj
from the breathlers throng as the tlma
went up. a quarter of a second le-s than
thirty. Now the wind was at his back, and
realizing the advantage, Ketcham kept
him at his great clip. The half-mile pole
was passed in seconds, a reconl never
before attained, nnd here the second run
ner caught him up. Into the far turn and
around It the great stallion thundered, his
mighty muscles and machine-like stride
carrying him as if on wings. The threc
ep. arter pole was reaeh.d and passed 111
the wonderful time ef :?,i.
Then cam" the at trial, for a Crrs
ceus turned Into the stretch the bitter
wind beat him in the face- and held him
back by force. For tlie fraction of a sec
ond he seemed to falter, but his driver's
voice was in h'.s cars, and on he came.
With that Indomitable cod rage which
makes him what he is-, he plunged on to
ward the finish with unweakened ftrlde,
and in spite of weariness and the buffeting
of the breeze. Hashed under the wire a
winner against time. Rut for the wind
against which Cresccus struggled R fs 1
heved that his time would have been a
second faster. It was the most wonderful
mile ever trotted on any track.
Enthusiasm broke loose as non as the
horse had passed the wire. The crowd
rush on the track to greet the champion
and a huge wreath of flowers was hung
around hi neck. Mr. Ketcham, owner and
driver, was earrbd to the 'judges' pfand
and called on for a speech. jn a few words
he expressed his appreciation of the In
terest taken in th" attempt, his trut In
Ohio horse s and his cor.rUrnee In his own
great trotter. Cresc-u.s was not unduly
f itigue.l by his e iTort. nnd half an hour
later seemed ready for another mile.
ci.om: or the meeti.m;.
Ulli Tnce Won by Harold II. nnd th
a I IS Paee h C. I W.
COLFMRL'S, O.. Aug. 2 -Twelve thou
sand p'eple wat-h"d the two rare wiiirh,
with Crece ur's sue e -.-.f ul trial aralnt
time, !o.- 1 the Orand Cireuit meeting to
il ;y. The undefea.t d gelding Harold 11 ., a l
almost prohibitive favorit. ace,.rnpMh'"J
the expelled by winning the 2:11 pace in
straight h.- ats. He was never beaded and
finished i-ach heat j ull.d almost to a wdlc
and lengths ahead ed hU :VM. The first two
h.ats weie paced within a ijuarter ef a
m'"P.J of his rt ci rd. 2: v II. w -juld have
paced a full seeord f.-.str tf there had been
anotlnr horse In the race aide to r ush.
Major Marshall showed better fo.rn thin
any of tlie ether ftarteis and took down
M-cori'i m -ny.
The pace was more ci.ely contfstrl.
John K. Potts waa the favoilte at to 'St
for the tie 11 e f ?!x. !U won the fir; hen
easily and tie aennd by a nose in a hrd
drive from Caplalu Putter. This heal tin-