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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 68.
WoN THE DREXEL CUP.
This Time the Defender
Was Victorious in
AMERICA CUP SECURE.
' The Sloop That Will Meet the
Valkyrie 111 Outsails the
FINISHED FIRST WITH EASE.
Close of the New York Yacht Club's
Cruise In a Great Blazw of
NEWPORT, R. L, Aug. s.— The De
fender won the Prexel cup to-day, the
cruise of the New York Yacht Club ended
in a blaze of glory to-night and the Amer
ica cup committee has set August 20 and
22 for the trial races off Sandy Hook. The
yacht vhich will undoubtedly be chosen
to meet Lord Dunraven's challenger
showed her powers by defeating the Vigi
lant six minutes and thirty seconds over a
twenty-one-mile triangular course in a
light wind. There were seven miles of
windward work on the first leg and the
Defender gained five minutes and eighteen
The second leg was a reach, and the new
sloop did the seven miles in 1 minute and 7
seconds less time than the Vigilant. On
the last leg the Vigilant used a spinnaker
part of the way, while the Defender did
not, and the '93 boat also got an advantage
: from the wind shifting. As a result she
gained thirty seconds on the Defender. It
was on the programme for the yachts to
go twice over the course, but a sea fog
came up suddenly just as the Defender
finished the first round, and the regatta
committee stopped the race at the 21-mile
There were six $200 medals offered by
Captain J. R. Drexel of Philadelphia,
which were raced for to-day by as many
classes of schooners and sloops. The
Second-class schooners— Emerald de
Fourth-class schooners— Amerita de
Fifth-class schooners— Loyal defeated
Third-class sloops — Queen Mab defeated
Sixth-class sloops — Uvira defeated
Norota and Gossoon.
The last named did not finish owing to a
The cruise to-day was from Brentons
Reef lightshfp, seven miles southwest half
west, to and around the whistling buoy off
Point Judith, seven miles east by south
three-quarters south, to and around a white
spar out to sea and seven miles north
three-quarters west, to Brentons Reef light
ship, twenty-one miles to be sailed twice
over, unless otherwise signaled.
At 10:40 the flagship Sylvia, with the
regatta committee on board, arrived off the
lightship and signaled the course. At 11
o'clock the preparatory gun boomed.
One minute before the gun was fired the
two big sloops were north of the lightship,
jockeying for the windward position. The
:. Vigilant was nearest the line, heading for
it first. Captain Barr aimed to swing
under the stern of the lightship as close as
he could run without hitting it. Captain
Haff shook out the baby jib topsail on the
Defender, and with her iargest mainsail,
largest club topsail and big jib and staysail
• pulling for all they were worth the
new boat jumped through the water, over
taking the Vigilant and lapping her on the
starboard side. There was not room for
the Defender to squeeze in between the
Vigilant and the sturdy old lightship, and
what little roll there was was occupied by
the steam yacht Gladys of Kingston, Ont.
Captain Haff held his course and every
body stopped breathing in order not to
miss the disaster which Beemed inevitable.
Mr. Iselin, standing on the deck of the
Defender, yelled at the owner of the
Gladys, who stood at the wheel: "Get
out of the way. You've no possible excuse
for being there."
The captain of the Gladys gave his shaft
a turn backward and his mainmast poked
a hole in the lifeboat swinging from ttfe dav
its of the lightship. The stern of the Gladys
butted against the big hulk, and with a
crash his mainmast snapped short off, and
railings, flagstaff and deck fixtures aft
were smashed, and the British ensign
went down with a run. Meanwhile Cap
tain Barr let the Vigilant run off a couple
of points to port, giving the Defender room
to elide in between him and the lightship
and cross the line first, although he was
clearly entitled to hold his course. The
tactics of Captain Haff were practically the
same as in Monday's race off Sandy Hook,
when Mr. Willard filed a protest. No ac
tion has been taken on the protest.
After the advantage thus gained crossing
the line the Defender had the race all her
own way. Five minutes after crossing she
tacked toward shore. The Vigilant fol
lowed suit. The Defender made iyi long
board, and when she went about on Nar
raganset pier at 11:50 a. m. she was a good
half mile to windward of the Vigilant.
Both boats then took short tacks on and
off shore down toward Point Judith. At
12:30 the Defender was abreast of Point
Judith, leading the Vigilant by one mile.
At 12:37:11 the Defender turned the first
mark. The Vigilant turned at 12:43:20.
The wind was now freshening a trifle,
and the boats had a reach of the second
mark with the wind just forward of the
beam and booms to port. The Defender
gibed about the second mark at 1:16:14
and the Vigilant at 1 :23 :45.
For the run home the Defender used a
balloon jib topsail and got her spinnaker
pole ready, but it was not used. The
Vigilant set her spinnaker for the last haJf
of the run and gained thirty seconds, the
spinnaker and freshening wind at the end
doing the work. The Defender turned
Brentons Reef lightship and started on
her second round at 2:10:13. Then came
the fog, and a gun from the Sylvia with
two balls displayed called the Defender off,
and she scudded into the harbor once more
The Queen Mab led the small sloops
The San Francisco Call
over the course and the Emerald led the
The regatta committee summoned the
captains of all the yachts in the fleet
aboard the flagship after the race and an
nounced that the special cup offered by
Secretary Oddie for the sloop making the
best runs had been awarded to the Queen
Mab and that there was a tie between the
Amorita and Constellation for the cup of
fered by Fleet Captain Robinson for the
schooner making the best runs. The
special cup offered by ex-Commodore
Bergen for the yacht, irrespective of class,
making the best runs was awarded to the
At 6:30 p. m. the fleet was disbanded.
This evening there was a grand illumina
tion of the harbor and the city, a parade of
illuminated floats and elaborate fireworks
To-morrow will be the first of the four
days of special races which Newport citi
zens have arranged. There will be races
for scnooners in the usual classes off Bren
tons Reef. The Vigilant will not take part
in races for sloops Thursday and Satur
day, the reasons for which are as follows:
Dear Sirs: I hereby withdraw the Vigilant's
entries for races on Thursday and Saturday.
As you are aware, Mr. Gould and I, as his rep
resentative, fitted out and prepared the Vigi
lant for racing for no purpose in the world ex
cep t to assist In developing the fastest American
yacht and thus aid in the defense of the Amer
ica cup. To this end Mr. Gould has cheer
fully gone to great expense and I have taken
much pains and spent much time. I cannot,
however, consent to continue racing the Vigi
lant unless the contests are to be conducted ac
cording to the rules of yachting.
I have now twice given way to the Defender
at the start of the race when the Vigilant had
clearly the right of way, because I was un
willing to risk a collision which would leave
America without a cup defender. However
willing I may have been to waive my rights in
the past I am not willing to go on waiving
them indefinitely, and even if I were it is quite
possible that a situation might be created in
which a collision would be inevitable.
As you know, I have already protested the
Defender's action at the start on July 22. In
to-day's race the Defender again violated the
rules and forced the Vigilant out of a position
to which she was entitled. In both cases there
would have been a collision if the Vigilant had
not given way. In each case the responsibility
of avoiding an accident was cast upon me. It
would not be fair either to the yacht or her
owner to continue racing under this condition.
Very respectfully yours, E. A. Willard.
oxly the BRiTJjnrzA raced.
Emperor William's Yachtsmen Afraid of
CO WES, Eire., Aug. 6.— Five yachts
were expected to start to-day in the race
for her Majesty's cup over the old Queens
course, starting from off the castle, round
the Bullock Patch buoy, outside the Xab
lightship, thence around the Lymington
ship buoy and back to Cowes, fifty miles.
They were the Hester, Czarina and
Meteor, belonging to Emperor William,
the Britannia and the Varina. The race,
however, resulted in a fizzle, the weather
apparently frightening all the yachts en
tered in the contest except the Britannia, j
The failure of Emperor William's yacht i
Meteor to start caused a good deal of com- i
ment for a time. The Meteor flew her !
racing flag and had her mainsail up all
morning and only lowered the flag when
the weather became worse. The high
wind and heavy sea spoiled any chance
she had of defeating the Britannia.
UNROOFED THE BIG TENT
Wind Caused a Stampede at
Buffalo Bill's Wild West
Thousands of Spectators Rushed
for Safety and Several Were
OSWEGO, N. Y., Aug. 6.— While Buffalo
Bill's Wild West show was givine a per
formance before 12.000 people here this
afternoon a terrific wind and rain storm
struck the town. The immense dre&sing
tent was blown to tatters and many of the
men were injured. The horses with the
show were stampeded.
Following this the east half of the can
vas covering the grand stand was blown
away, and the 6000 people sheltered in that
part of the field rushed down off the seats
in a wild panic. Many women and chil
dren were trampled upon and badly hurt,
but were soon assisted away to their homes.
Among the severely hurt is an employe
of the show named Brown, who is at the
City Hospital with a fractured skull. A
little girl was nearly drowned, but assist
ance reached her in time to save her life,
and a Mrs. Flanagan had her head badly
cut by a flying pole.
FAVORED THE NEW BOARD.
Omaha's City Council Recognized the JPo
OMAHA, Nebr., Aug. 6.— The case of
the police board contempt matter came up
in the District Court before Judge Hope
well this afternoon. Attorneys Simeral,
Greene and Doane made arguments in
favor of the old board, while Attorneys
Ransom and Hall spoke for new board.
The arguments were not concluded and
will continue to-morrow. It is believed
that the Judge will then decide both the
contempt and injunction cases.
At the meeting of the City Council to
night that body, by 13 to 4, decided to
recognize the new Board of Fire and Police
Commissioners. It also decided to disal
low the July salary of Chief of Police
\V hite and to refuse to recognize his ap
pointment in any way.
VALLEY ROAD TIES PILED UP ON EDISON STREET, SOUTH OF MORMON CHANNEL, STOCKTON.
From a photograph taken for the "Call."
SAX FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 1895.
VICTORY FOR BLAND.
"Silver Dick" Dominated
the Convention in
FREE COINAGE THE IDEA.
Resolutions Favoringthe White
Metal Adopted by the
UTTER ROUT OF THE GOLD MEN.
Defeat of a Memorial to Cleveland
Urging an Agreement to Use
Both Rival Metals.
PERTLE SPRINGS, Mo., Aug. 6.— ln
the presence of 2500 people, 514 of whom
were delegates, the Democratic party of
the State of Missouri in convention assem
bled to-day committed itself to the prin
ciple of the free coinage of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1, and reorganized the State
Central Committee so as to place the party
machinery entirely out of ihe control of
the gold men.
"Silver Dick" Bland dominated the
rHE ISLE OF TRINIDAD IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC, AN OUTLYING
POSSESSION OF BRAZIL, RECENTLY SEIZED BY ENGLAND.
THE VIEW REPRESENTS THE SOUTHERN SHORE.
[Reproduced from an engraving in the New York Herald.]
gathering completely. He was temporary
and permanent chairman, and in opening
the convention stated deliberately that the
time had come for the silver men to as
sume control of the party machinery and
run it with a view to accomplishing their
ends. Bland's idea of reorganization is
looked upon as bad politics, as it was a
terrible slash at the old State Central
Committe — the Mam tt-Francis administra
The relations between the turned-down
committeemen and party colleagues are so
strained that in the opening campaign
conducted on a free-silver basis they will
practically be without party alliance.
Bland's fight was won after a bitter caucus
with Senator Cockrell, Governor Stone and
other prominent leaders, who counseled
compromise. The delegates were with
him and his programme was enthusiasti
cally carried out. The convention was
noticeable for lack of speechmaking, con
sidering the weighty nature of the busi
ness transacted. There were no fights on
the floor of the convention and the reor
ganization and the adoption of the plat
form were carried by a practically unani
The most interesting part of the proceed
ings to-day was the fight over the platform
in the meeting of committee of resolu
lutions. Several were in favor of a reso
lution requesting the resignation of Chair
man Mafflitt and other goldbug members
of the committee. Others argued in favor
of a resolution providing for the election
of the chairman of the committee by the
State convention. A few were desirous of
adopting resolutions censuring the com
mittee for its alleged antipathy toward the
convention, and some wanted resolutions
indorsing Bland for President and Stone
for United States Senator to succed Senator
The great fight, however, was made on
a resolution introduced by Colonel Nick
Bell of St. Louis, urging the President of
the United States to use the full power of
the General Government in obtaining an
international agreement whereby both sil
ver and gold may be freely coined and
used as money in the trade of the world.
The wrangle lasted nearly two hours, and
at times some highly personal language
was hurled back and forth. The conven
tion's conservative element finally suc
ceeded in defeating each of the resolu
tions referred to, and only the resolutions
which the convention adopted were agreed
It was about 12:30 o'clock when Vice-
Chairman John H. Carroll, in the absence
of Chairman Maffitt, called the convention
to order. He stated the purpose of the
conference and introduced Hon. R. P.
Bland, who was vociferously received. Mr.
Bland said the convention was going to
discuss the financial question, and he
hoped its proceedings would be void of
personality and that nothing but harmony
would characterize its deliberations.
He stated that it was the desire of the
State delegates that the State committee
should be enlarged and he hoped that this
enlargement would be made in such a way
as to leave no bitter feeling or disappointed
hopes. At the conclusion of Mr. Bland's
remarks the delegates named their repre
sentative on each committee. After the
committee had been selected the conven
tion took a recess until 2 p. m.
The convention reassembled at 2 p. m.
and after the committee on credentials had
recommended that all credentials be filed
with the chair the report of the committee
on permanent organization was called for.
The temporary organization was made per
manent. It was recommended that the
present State committee be enlarged by
the addition of one committeeman from
each Congressional district and by the elec
tion by the convention of four committee
men-at-large — making the total committee
thirty-four instead of fifteen as at present
constituted. The proposition was carried
—420 to 91.
There was another recess to allow the
committee on resolutions to report and the
committee came to order at 4 o'clock. After
a wait of half an hour, which was be
guiled by speeches and music the commit
tee reported as follows:
The Federal constitution names silver and
gold together as the money metals of the
United States. The first coinage bill passed by
Congress under the constitution made the sil
ver dollai the unit of value, and admitted gold
to free coinage at a ratio measured by the sil
ver dollar unit. From the beginning of the
Government, following the policy formulated
by Thomas Jefferson and firmly established by
Jackson, the Democratic party has been the
party of bimetallism, favoring the free coinage
of both silver and gold at the National mints,
and opposed to farming out to banking cor-
porations the Government's sovereign power of
issuing and controlling the money of the
The act of 1873 demonetizing silver was
surreptitiously passed, without the approval
or knowledge of the American people, and
from the time when the effect of this act in
fastening upon the c> ur ry the single gold
standard was imlrrstO' J u Democratic party
haa consistently and persistently urged that
th<e grievous wrong be righted.
Failure to accomplish this objectA^as resulted
in the steady appreciation of gold, a corre
sponding fall In the prices of commodities
produced by the people, a heavy increase in
the burden of all debts, public and private,
the enrichment of the money-lending class,
paralysis of industry and impoverishment of
the people, and unexampled distress in all
Experience has shown that while under the
single gold standard there may be an occa
sional revival of business activity, accompan
ied by enhanced prices of a limited number of
commodities, such revival is due to artificial
and temporary causes, and cannot permanently
alleviate the sufferings due to falling prices,
brought about by the appreciation of gold and
an inadequate supply of primary or redemption
money. Duty to the people requires that the
party of the people continue the battle for bi
metallism until its forces are crowned with
success. Therefore be it
Resolved, That we, the Democratic party of
Missouri, in convention assembled, demand
the free and unlimited coinage of silver and
gold into primary or redemption money, at the
ratio of 16 to 1, without waltine for the action
or approval of any other nation: and, second,
Resolved, That we are irrevocably opposed to
the substitution for metallic money of a panic
breeding corporation credit currency based on
a single metal, the supply of which is so lim
ited that it can be cornered at any time by a
few banking institutions in Europe and Amer
ica, and third, •
Resolved, That we are opposed to the policy
and practice of surrendering to the holders of
the obligations of the United States the option
reserved by the law to the Government of re
ducing such obligations in either silver coin
or gold coin ; fourth,
Resolved, That we are opposed to the Issuing
of interest-bearing bonds of tbe United States
in time of peace, and especially are we opposed
to placing the treasury of tne Government un
der the control of any syndicate of bankers
and the Issuance of bonds to be sold by them
at an enormou* profit for the purpose of sup
plying the Federal treasury with gold to main
tain the policy of gold monometallism.
Resolutions were adopted instructing
the State committee to call a convention
not later than April 15 to elect delegates
to the National convention; also sending
congratulations of the Missouri Silver
convention to Senator Blackburn of Ken
tucky. The resolutions were adopted amid
applause and without a dissenting voice.
The delegates from the different Con
gressional districts named the candidates
for additional members of the State Com
mittee and they were unanimously elected.
The convention sent telegrams of greeting
to the Democratic conventions in lowa,
Continued on Second Page.
NEGROES WERE ANGRY
In Chicago They Held
an Exciting Mass-
REDHOT SPEECHES MADE.
Hundreds of Colored Men
Ready to Help Their Broth
ers at Springfield.
SECURING WEAPONS TO FIGHT.
Indifference of Illinois Officers May
Cause the Persecuted People
to Rise for Justice.
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 6.— ln response to
a call to arms addressed to the colored peo
ple of Chicago over 200 negroes assembled
at 500 State street at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. The call reads as follows :
To the Colored People of Chicago: There will be
a meeting at 500 State street at 9 a. m. and we
want all able-bodied men to come. The time
has come Jor us to arm in defense of our race.
They are killing our people all over the coun
try. Every day we read of lynching, outrage
and murder of our people. We must remember
that this is our country and unless we fight for
our rights the foreigners will run us out, as
the Government has not protected and will not
protect us as we protected it in time of need.
We ask all able-bodied colored men to respond
to this call, as they must have our aid at Spring
Valley before 5 p. m. Tuesday, or they will
slaughter the helpless women and children
that are left. We have got to do this, and we
may as well die now as to die a year from now.
F. S. Moore.
W. C. Hawkins.
H. M. Fisher.
The Rev. George W. Dickey, pastor of
the colored chapel, addressed the meeting,
counseling moderation. He asked his
hearers not to be hasty, but to be patient
and act within the law.
Then William Johnson spoke, urging
violent redress upon the murderous
Italian miners. His demands for bloody
vengeance were cheered by his infuriated
hearers. They then prepared a telegram,
which was sent to Governor Altgeld, say
ing that 500 negroes would leave for Spring
Valley at 3:30 to help their brethren if he
did not send them assurance that he
would protect the colored people now in
danger there. They asked for an imme
Committees are drumming up men and
arms in the colored precinct to make the
trip to Valley Spring if necessary. The
impatience of the waiting volunteers was
uncontrollable and to pacify them Captain
Hawkins looked up Representative Bnck
ner and prevailed upon him to go to
Springfield and urge the Governor to make
More speeches were then indulged in
and the Rev. Mr. Johnson, in a fiery burst
of words, advised the assembled colored
people to arm themselves with revolvers
and prepare for action.
"If these Italians harm a single
black man," Mr. Johnson said, "we ought
to go down there and wipe them off the
face of the earth. You can get bulldog
revolvers for $1, and I would not give a
cent for a man who could not raise that
much in a time like this. If we can't
reach Spring Valley in time to help our
people there are many Italians in Chicago
who can be made to pay the debt their
nationality may contract.
"Get these revolvers I speak of at once,
and don't remain so passive. Don't you
know that within a. couple of hours men,
women and children of our race may be
Other speeches, but not so fiery, were
indulged in. Two of the negroes then pro
cured a carriage and started out to raise
funds with which to charter a special train
to carry the negroes to Spring Valley, and
it is confidently expected that 500 will go
if transportation facilities can be secured.
A crowd of excited negroes assembled in
the tumbledown building at 496 State
street at 7 o'clock this evening. There
were many representative colored citizens
in the crowd, but the great majority were
of the disreputable element. There was
constant disorder, but no weapons were
displayed. Policemen in citizens' clothes
circulated freely in the assembly. E. H.
Wright, an employe of one of the town as
sessors, was the first speaker. He coun
seled moderation, but was howled down.
Calls were frequent for a "radical
speech." Charles Campbell spoke next.
He urged the crowd to go to Spring Valley
as law-abiding citizens to "escort our
brethren back to work." He also told his
hearers to be peaceful until attacked and
then fight to the death.
Horace W. Spraddender was introduced
as a "late arrival from the seat of war."
He was excited, and called upon the crowd
"to do something." He shouted: "The
time for talking is past. Not a day passes
but we hear of some of our race being
murdered for nothing. I am tired of it.
Let us teach those foreigners a lesson."
He was applauded. R. L. Patterson,
also of Spring Valley, advised the crowd
to go there and be "prepared for work,
not for play. If you do not protest now."
he said, "we will be kicked about by every
foreigner in the country."
Money was then asked for to help defray
the expense of the trip and about $20 was
raised. Over 100 volunteers signed the
roll. The meeting then adjourned to Ar
lington Hall, Thirty-first and Indiana
avenues. Here a telegram was received
from Governor Altgeld, promising that the
neeroes at Spring Valley would be pro
tected in the exercise of their legal rights.
A telegram was also received from the
Mayor of the lawless town, inviting a dele
gation of colored citizens to visit the place
and investigate the affair. The invitation
was accepted and a committee of five ap
pointed to go there at once. Permanent
organization was effected by the election
of officers and another meeting will be held
PEORIA, 111., Aug. 6.— The colored
men who were to leave here to-day to as
sist their brethren at Spring Valley have
abandoned their plan.
DISGRACED UL O UTR A G EB.
Invalids, Women and Children Driven
Front Their Homes.
PRINCETON, 111., Aug.' 6.— The Italian
miners of Spring Valley made an attempt
to carry out their resolution of yesterday
to expel all the colored people remaining
in the city, and the result was one of the
most disgraceful outrages ever perpetrated
in Bureau County. Innocent women and
children were driven from their homes,
abused, insulted and their trunks and be
longings dragged about and despoiled.
The affair outside of Spring Valley has
created a sensation and the news spread
rapidly. Condemnation of the proceed
ings is coming from every quarter. The
"location" presented a dismal scene during
the latter part of the day. Wagons were
hurrying about gathering up household
goods and carrying them off on all the
principal highways. During part of the
time Martin Delmargo, the Italian Mayor,
accompanied by several Italian members
of the police, were on the grounds watch
ing the proceedings. Mayor Delmargo
said he was there to see that the negroes
got away peaceably, but if this was his
purpose he did not accomplish what he
went for. Governor Altgeld has interested
himself in the matter, and it is hoped by
the friends of law and order that the reign
of mob law in Spring Valley will soon be
at an end.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon Sheriff Clark
of Princeton received a message from him.
In it the Governor asked for information
on the subject and wished to know what
was being done by the officers of the law.
Sheriff Clark replied, giving a brief history
of the events that have transpired, being
substantially in accord with the dispatch.
He also said that the authorities in Spring
Valley were doing nothing, and that he
had not even been called upon by the
Mayor for assistance.
At 2 o'clock to-day the committee ap
pointed at yesterday's mass-meeting to see
that the negroes were out of town by 5
o'clock this evening commenced opera
tions. Going to the location, where only
the women, children and invalids were
left, they notified these to have their
traps ready and be out inside of two hours.
Many who were slow were roughly han
dled and their goods kicked about and
broken up. The same circumstances pre
vailed in every part of the city where the
negroes lived or had taken refuge.
As the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
passenger train on the Streator and Wal
nut division pulled into the city, a lot of
negro refugees, who had been waiting
breathlessly for the train for a few minutes,
boarded the cars like a lot of wild animals
in fear of their pursuers. Among the
number was a colored woman about 50
years old, accompanied by three little chil
dren who were terrified almost into insan
ity. She said that the children had "been
abused and herself chased to the depot by
a mob of Italians, who had threatened to
take her life.
Supervisor Pickett of Hall Township
gave all negroes an order on the county
treasury for the price of a ticket to Chi
cago, which were made good at the depot.
The passenger train had got out of
Spring Valley but a few blocks when the
engineer saw a colored girl about 22 years
old coming out of the woods and running
toward the train. The engineer stopped
at once and took the girl on. She said
that a crippled relative had started from
her home with her, but that he had been
shot in the shoulder, and as he could not
move fast had been left behind.
The indications are that the strike of
miners will be continued for some time.
The miners who are under the control of
the Italians held a secret meeting to-day,
at which it was decided to remain out until
the Spring Valley Coal Company would
give assurances that they will not in the
future give employment to negroes. The
company, however, will not be dictated
to and have so notified the strikers.
Aside from the rioting in driving the
negroes from the town this afternoon, and
the stopping of men from working in the
shafts of the coal company this morning,
everything has been quiet on the surface
in the town to-day. Several secret meet
ings of the non-English speaking miners
has been held, but beyond deciding to con
tinue the strike little is known of their
doings. An excuse the Italians made for
driving out the negroes is that they have
proven to be such thieves that they could
no longer tolerate them.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 6.— Governor
Altgeld to-night dispatched Colonel Hugh
E. Boyle, assistant adjutant-general, and
George Schilling, secretary of the State
Bureau of Labor Statistics, to Spring Val
ley, to thoroughly investigate the situation
and report to him.
SIMTZT BROKEN DOWN.
Failure of the Hoeki/ Mountain Saving*
Bank at Denver-
DENVER. Colo., Aug. 6.— The Rocky
Mountain Savings Bank did not open its
doors this morning. At 10 o'clock the
president, Frank S. Woodbury, filed an as
signment with the County Clerk, naming
Earl M. Cranston as assignee. There is
aboutt $58,000 in deposits in the bank.
President Woodbury in a written state
ment to the press says in part:
"The troubles that have crowded upon
us during the past seven business davs, be
ginning with the failure of the Union
National, followed by the agitation over
the County Treasurer's, affairs, and accom
panied by damaging reports in some of the
newspapers, have simply broken us down.
We had hoped to continue in business in
spite of everything, but the pressure upon
us yesterday was more than we could con
tinue to endure. I consider it absolutely
certain that every claim will ultimately be
failure of Millers.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 6.-The G. Y.
Roots Company, millers, assigned to-day;
assets, $200,000; liabilities not stated.
Shrinkage in values was the cause.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DONE BY THE KO LAI.
Massacre of Christians
the Plot of a Secret
ENEMIES OF A DYNASTY*
Tenets Inimical to the Interests
of All the Incoming
DASTARDLY WORK IN THE DARK
While the Missionaries Slept the
Mob Commenced the Diaboli
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 6.— Dr. Taylor, a
missionary who has just returned to Lon
don from the district in China where the
outrages have been committed, said to-day
in an interview that all the trouble had
been caused by the secret society "Ko Lai,"
which has increased in strength enor
mously since the war.
The society, Dr. Taylor states, was es
tablished with the object of overturning
the dynasty. It threatens and maltreats
Chinamen who are not included in its
membership, but is especially inimical to
foreigners. The Government has been in
formed of its practices, but has done noth
ing, partly, perhaps, because the Viceroy
of Foo Chow hates foreigners.
FOO CHOW, China, Aug. 6.— The sur
vivors of the massacre at Whasang, in the
course of an interview to-day, say that the
work of the mob had evidently been care
fully planned, and all the arrangements
for the destruction of the mission stations
and the killing or driving out of the
foreigners were carried out with diabolical
The first attack was made while the
missionaries were asleep, and the charred
bodies of some of the victims were found
in the ruins of their burned homes.
A rumor was current in the city af; mid
night that further riots had occurred
nearer to Foo Chow than Kucheng. The
foreign colony at Foo Chow will hold an
indigation meeting and prepare a protest
against the commission of the outrages
upon foreigners and demand protection by
the authorities. A similar meeting will be
held to-morrow in Hongkong.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 6.— lntelligence
has been received here from China stating
that the Government had agreed to the
demands made by Lord Salisbury through,
Mr. O'Connor, the British Minister at
Peking, and that an imperial proclama
tion has been issued ordering the capital
punishment of the murderers.
SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 6.— The Foo
Chow correspondent of the Shanghai Mer
cury telegraphs to-day that the position of
the Europeans there is critical owing to
the openly expressed hostile feeling of the
natives toward them. The Chinese offi
cials declare that in the event of an out
break directed against foreigners they will
not be able to cope with the mob. The
province of Fo-Kien, in which are situated
Kucheng and Foo Chow, is in a state of
■ rebellion. The American mission-house
at Fung Foo has been burned and gun
boats have been telegraphed for the pro
tection of the foreign settlement there.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 6.— No de
tailed information about the massacre of
missionaries in China has reached the
State Department excepting through the
press, but the several messages from Con
sul-General Jernigan have contained suffi
cient to warrant the State Department in
sending directions by cable to Mr. Denby,
our Minister at Peking, to secure protec
tion from the Chinese Government for the
American missionaries and their property
in the places where trouble had occurred
or is imminent. The United States naval
forces in China can do nothing to protect
American citizens, because Kucheng and
other mission towns where outrages oc
curred are far from navigation. It cannot
be ascertained that Minister Denby has
demanded indemnity for the injuries in
flicted on American citizens and property,
but this has probably been done.
GENERAL CAMPOS RETURNED.
At Last He Succeeded in Escaping from
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug. 6.— Captain-Gen-
eral Martinez de Campos arrived here at I
o'clock this morning. A dispatch .from
Santa Clara says the column of Bpanish
troops under command of Lieutenant
Ruiez had an engagement at Paila tc-day
with a band of insurgents, in which two of
the rebels were killed.
MATANZAS, Cuba, Aug. 6.— A party
of ten civil guards on the 4th inst. attacked
a force of over 100 insurgents at Monte
Gordo. Owing to the superiority in the
number of rebels the guard were forced to
retreat. Three of them were killed and all
the rest w^e more or less seriously wound*
ed. The loss of the insurgents was heavy.
The Loss Enormous.
THE HAGUE, Holland, Aug. 6.—Eigh
teen buildings at Gromingen, including a
storehouse containing one million kilo«
grams of pressed hay, were burned to-day.
The loss is enormous.
General Sherman Dead.
LONDON, Exo., Aug. 6.— General Sher
man, Foreign Secertary of Liberia, died ia
For Pacific Coast Telegrams see
Pages 3 and 4.
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