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THE WILMCNGTOST MESSENGER, TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1900.
SERIOUS RIOTING IN OHIO
DETERMINED ATTEMPTS OF A MOB
. TO LYNCH A NEGRO.
They Break Into the City and County
Jalls-A Fight Between Officers and
the Mob-Two Persons Killed and
Many Wounded-The Xegro Spirited
Away by Offlcers-The Mob Resorts
to the Torch.
Akron. O., August 22. Between 1
and 2 o'clock this morning: officer John
Duffy arrested a colored man, who
during the day confessed to Prison
Keeper WaLsher of having attempted
to assault Christina, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Maas, Indus
trious and respectable people who live
on Perkins Hill. The prisoner has
given his name as Louis Peck. He Is
about forty years old, married and re
cently moved here.
' The story of his confession spread
like wiid fire throughout city and offi
cers learned that an attempt would be
made tonight to lynch him. In police
court today Peck pleaded guilty and
was bound over to the common pleas
court. His bail was placed at $5,000.
Several thousand people are ready
tonight to lynch Louis Peck. A large
crowd gathered about the city prison
at 7:30 o'clock and forced in the doors.
The prison was soon packed with the
mob and the officers offered no resis
tance as Peck, earlier in the evening,
had been quietly taken away to Cleve
land. To satisfy the mob, the officers sug
gested that a committee of six be ap
pointed to seach all the cells and go
through every part of the building.
This was done and as negro was not
found, a yell was made "Now for the
county jail. Give us the nigger and
we will deal with him."
A mad rush followed for the jail and
soon the jail was in the hands of the
After going through the private
apartments of the jail the crowd start
ed to batter down the big iron doors.
ieputy bheriff Stone stood in front: I
of the prison doors and made a speech.
He informed the crowd that Peck
couid not be found in there and he told
the (people in the mob to select a com
mittee and he would allow the com
mittee to search the jail from top to
bottom. A committee was quickly se
lected and the jail was searched, every
cell being examined. Satisfied that
the negro was not there the mob then
rushed across the street and forced
open the dorrs of the county court
house. The old court house was 'soon
'packed and all rooms searched ex
cept the rooms in the treasury depart
ment. The city prison was again surround
ed and hundreds of people forced their
way into the .prison for the second
time, insisting that Peck was there.
Mayor W. E. Young at this time, ap
peared at one of the windows in the
upper part of the founding, ad
dressed the mob as best he could, say
ing that Peck had heen taken out of
the prison at 4 o'clock by Sheriff Kelly
and driven out of the city in a closed
carriage. The people in the mob
would not 'believe the mayor and con
tinue to yell and demand that Peck
At 10 o'clock the mob began for the
third time to attack the city prison.
Some one in the crowd began shoot
ing at the building. This was follow
ed by several more shots. The offi
cers in the building appeared at the
windows and began to shoot over the
heads o' the people. A man with a
shotgun then fired at the officers. It
is said several officers were wounded.
The crowd then began to smash in
the windows of the city building and
the firing became general. Hundreds
of shots were exchanged and one boy,
name unknown, was carried dead from
the street. It is certain that dozens
of men were wounded.
Mayor Young is yet in the building
and is directing a call for the militia.
All ambulances of the city have been
called out and the excitement has be
come intense. The front of the city
building is a total wreck, and the fire
bells are ringing.
At 10.45 o'clock p. m. Prisonkeeper
John E. Walsher came from the city
building and he was knocked down by
a brick. He was badly injured about
the head and had to receive medical
It Is known that two people were
instantly killed and another person is
dv-iner at the city hospital. The dead
are: Glen Wade, aged 10 years, shot
through the heart; John M. Davidsons
four year old child, shot dead in a
baby cab. Fred V. Orwlck, agent, zo
years, is badly wounded with buck
shot. He is now dying at the hospi
tal. A man named Mull was shot in
the head and also in one of the legs.
Another man whose name could not be
learned, but who is a driver for the
American Express Company, was shot
in the leer.
At 11 p. m. the crowds are beginning
rr lpavp for home and the indications
rtra. tVi.it- n.- more trouble will take
V. v- V - m.w
Shortly after midnight the mob broke
into a hardware store ana sioie au me
fre arms and ammunition they could
flni inHudiner suns. Tines ana reoi
vers and proceeded to the city building
and opened fire on the defenders, and
finally set fire to the Columbia hall
which adjoins the city building. They
will no doubt set fire to the cuy duiiu
ing before morning as the flames are
A Fire at Norfolk.
Vnrfolk. Va. Aueust 22. The whole
sale and retail hardware establishment
of the Henry Walke Company wa3 is
itod bv fire this morning between 5
and 6 o'clock. The blaze started in
th rvffice And was discovered bv a uo
piceman, who sent In a general alarm.
Tho flames snreau rapidly, but after
a hard fight for forty minutes the fire
was extinguished. The office portion
tbft istw bulldlmr vas completely
r-nitfd and manv valuable books and
papers destroyed. The flames reached
to the second floor but were stopped
thrf The cause of the Are Is un
known, but is supposed to nare been
an electric wire.
Hawaii a Part of the United States.
Washington, August 22. Comptroller
ts-ivw-oii -r tVio trpflsurv. has render-
ed a decision in which he holds that
the Hawaiian islands, under the act
xf!i.- ct KWk institute an In-
tegral part of the United States, and
therefore officers of the navy lawu
are serving within the realm or do
minion of the United States.
Joe Pateheu Lowers the Record.
Mlddleton, N. Y., August 22.-Joe
Patchen today lowered the track re
cord of 2:06 made lay John R. Gentry
over the half mile track at Goshen two
years ago. Patchen s time was 2:05.
CHINAMEN IN HARD LUCK
A tonar-TIme Residen t who Uoes Home
Not Allowed to Iter arn -Others Ar
rested Washington, August 23. A peculiar
question has arisen in the case of a
Chinaman named Lan B. Dew, a resi
dent of Staunton, Va. Dew had been
in this country about eighteen years,
had accumulated considerable prop
erty In the Virginia town and was
well regarded by the citizens generally.
Some time ago he took out naturaliza
tion papers and supposed himself a
citizen of the United States. Later
he decided to visit his home in China!
and made application to the state de
partment for paMport which was
sent him. the officials not recognizing
hifr-,nwtioJiaJIty by hIs name.
With the passport In his possession
Dew sailed away, and in course of,
time returned by way of Canada. At
Montreal he was informed by the
united States Chinese inspectors that
he could not enter the United States
as he had not compiled with the law
by taking with him an official certifi
cate showing that he was entitled to
return. Dew's wife and children r
still at Staunton and while his admis
sion into the United States would be a
technical violation of law Assistant
Secretary Taylor has ordered the
United States inspectors in Canada to
permit him to return to his home,
wihle his case will be passed urxn bv
the officials here.
The cases of nine other Chinamen
of Jacksonville. Fla.. have been
brought to the attention of the depart
ment. They had been residents of
Jacksonville during the last nine years
and had accummula'ted considerable
property in the laundry business. Some
days ago a United States marshal se
cured their arrest on the ground that
they were illegally in this country.
The Chinamen said their certificates
had been lost and as they could not
procure them they were thrown into
jail. Many citizens of Jacksonville
have protested to the department
against the action of the marshal and
it is doubtful if their cases ever come
to trial. The department has had a
number of cases recently of Chinese
being arrested without sufficient cause,
and in some cases it Is thought the ar
rests were made to enable the arrest
ing officer to get a free ride to SanFran-
cisco and return in case they were or
These suspected cases will be very
carefully looked into hereafter by the
THE STATE CANVASSING BOARD
Foots Up the Returns on the Consti
tutional Amendment - The Official
Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C. August 23. The state
boardi of canvassers met at noon, pres
ent the governor, secretary of state,
Walter E. Neal, J. D. McNeill, Wil
son G. Lamb and Mr. Wilson. Neal
was elected president, Marshall De
Lancey Haywood and Charles Lam
The board today canvassed only the
vote on the constitutional amendment,
disfranchising illiterate negroes. The
vote was for the amendment 182,217.
against the amendment 128,285; ma
jority for the amendment 53,932.
The board finds that for judge of
the western criminal circuit Henry B.
Sterns received 12,701 votes, and Jo
seph E. Alexander 12,043; Sterns' ma
Returns from all the counties were
in hand and were unusually accurate.
Tabulation of the vote on the amend
ment and .for state officers by the
board is simply for Information of the
public. The determination of the result
really rests with the legislature. The
latter will make it up from an entire
ly different set of returns. These are
now in the safe In the office of secre
tary of state. They are sent to the
speaker of the house in his care.
State fair executive committee to
day decided to make the military fea
ture at the fair in October a special
one, and handsome prizes will be of
Tom Jones, the negro who murdered
and burned six people in thas county
and who is to be hanged next week,
today made a full confession to his
Mrs. Archie Kinsauls, of Sampson
county, wife of the murderer under
death sentence, is here begging Gov
ernor Russell to commute his sentence
to life imprisonment. W. J. Bellamy
is her lawyer and is also here in Kln
Late last night there was trouble on
a railway car between nere ana neiv
derson. A white man shot at a negro
and the bullet struck a little son of
Dr. Riddick, of Wake Forest, on the
Two bales of Wake's new coton
crop were sold here today. They wire
the first from this county.
German Defense of American Policy.
Berlin. August 23. The semi-official
Berliner Post, in a long leading article.
defends the policy of the United States
in China against suspicions cast upon
it by certain German papers that go
upon ' the theory that Washington is
pursuing separate aims. After recit
ing the history of Secretary -Hay s suc
cess in getting declarations from the
now era In favor of the "open door
The Post says that this is calculated
to remove all false interpretations of
American policy. It then goes on to
"Those Americans are to Diame ior
this mistrust of the policy of the
.United States who demand that Pres-i.ip-nt
MoKinlev shall come forward as
.the protector of the Chinese empire,
and declare Urbit et kjtdi. mat me
United States will regard as an un
rfHpnrHv act any further seizures of
Chinese .territory, thus establishing an
American protectorate over China,"
The papers demand more eamesuy
than ever the immediate calling of the
reichstag In special session.
A Famous Will Case.
New Tork, August 22. After eight
years of litigation, when the irayer
weather will case was thought to be
TrflMi!w lvsvi. Judee Lacombe to
day rendered an opinion and signed
orders which in effect open tne case
again and allow the Question or valid
ity of the releases executed ay tne
widow and next of kin (to be gone into.
Acquitted of Charge of Fruud.
Havana, August 22. All the persons
accused of complicity in the Havana
customs house frauds were acquitted
today. The president of the court has
inserted in the decision a clause to the
effect that he thinks four of the accus
ed are guilty, and these may fee taken
before the supreme court.
WORK OF THE AKRON MOB
THE CITY HALL AND COLUMBIA HALL A
HEAP OF RUINS
ONE DEAD AND OTHERS DYING
The Mob Infuriated at Their Inability
to Enter City Prison Destroy It With
Fire and Dynamite -The City Tester-
day in the Hands of the Military Xo
Further Rioting Yesterday Rumor
of Attempt to Lynch Peck at Cleve
landChief of Police Flees.
Akron, Ohio, August 23. When day
dawned in Akron Thursday morning.
it revealed a scene of desolation and
the evidences of violence and lawless
ness unrivaled In the history of this
kity. The rioters had done their work
land had dispersed. One child was ly
ing cold dn death and nearly a score
lof people were suffering from the
wounds of .pistol 'balls, buckshot and
missiles. The city building was a heap
of smouHering ruins and bide it
steamed the water soaked as he of
At 6 o'clock the crowds began to in
crease, as the curious spectators hur
ried to the scene of the trouble. A
policeman appeared and then another.
timid at first but with increasing as
surance as no violence was offered.
Then company C. of Canton, a detach
ment of the gallant Eighth Ohio regi
ment, marched down the street, and,
halting before the ruins of the build
ing, was at once set to patrolling the
fire lines. There was no evidence of
ill will or disquiet on the part of the
crowds at the dines. There was no
talk of violence. The" turbulent ele
ment had slunk away with the coming
of daylight, and order was once more
fully restored after an awful night of
terror and anarchy.
At 6:30 o'clock this morning Compa
ny C, Eighth regiment, of Canton, un
der command of Captain A. Fisher, ar
rived in Akron under riot orders. The
soldiers were met at the Valley depot
oy Mayor Young and a -party of city
officials. They were marched imme
diately to the scene of Oast night's riot
ing. As the troops marched up the
main thoroughfare hisses and groans
were heard. At 9:20 o'clock nine com
panies of the Fourth regiment arrived
in the city- and marched to the scene
of last night's rioting.
Shortly lbefoTe 10 o'clock Mayor
Young issued a proclamation closing
every saloon dn Akron until further
One killed, one fatally injured and
twenty persons more or less injured,
is the result of the moibs work. Geld
Wade was shot and nearly killed.
He was in the mob and a ibullent from
revolver from a (policeman struck
him. The lad was 11 years of age.
Another innocent (person who will die
Rhoda Davidson, theJ. 7 year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Da
vidson. Sitting in a carriage with her
mother and father In -the outskirts of
the mob, a stray bullet struck her in
the head. Xo hope Is held out for her
The resistance shown by the police
officers and city officials in the city
hall only served to lash the mob into
greater frenzy. Failing in its effort to
force an entrance into the city hall, a
portion of the mob ran to the store of
the Standard Hardware Company, on
Main street, about one and a half
blocks from the scene of rioting. Re
volvers, rifles, shotguns, razors and
thousands of rounds of ammunition
were taken, and with these weapons
the mob returned to the city (hall where
the city officers were haraneruinir the I
Adjoining the city hall which was I
constructed almost entireiv nf brfpk I
was an Immense building which for
many years past was the principal
public hall of Akron. This was set
afire. The various fire companies re
sponded to the alarm, but the mob re
fused to permit them to work. Co-
umbia hall was soon a ruin, but the
kity hall was yet standing. Flaming
embers were thrown Into the different
rooms and the building was soon burn-
ng. Some of the more
ones in the mob liberated the prisoners I
tfrom the cells Wow the hall. A stick of I
dynamite was thrown into the front I
of the burning building. A terrific I
crash followed and portions of the
wan crumbled away like dust before I
Dreeze. Another charge was ex
ploded and the work of devastation
was pompieiea. I
At 4 o ciocK tnis morning the noting
has practically ceased.
jjunng tne aay wild rumors were
current that mobs were being formed
n Cleveland to lynch Peck, but there
was no good ground for them. The
arrival of the troops distracted the
attention, of those lawlessly inclined
and had salutory effect. Tne rumors
that Chief of Police Harrtson had be
come insane and had fled caused a
great deal of comment. He is In Cleve
The saloons have been closed since
At a conference in the afternoon at
the hotel between Mayor Young and
tne military officers, dead lines were
established and soldiers were placed
in ddffrent parts of the down town
section of the city.
Population of Several Cities -A Great
Falling Off In Omaha
Washington, August 23. Omaha, Ne
braska, is the first cityHhus far count
ed in the twelfth census to show a de
crease in population during the past
decade. The count of the population
of Omaha just completed shows 102,
555. The population in 1890 was 140,-
432. This indicates a decrease in ten
years of 37,897 or 28.98 per cent.
When Director Merriam, of the cen
sus, was asked as to the reason for the
uevrease ne reruseu to say anything, put
in oiuer omciai circle. thA ennree was
made that the rolls Un TeSi ii5
EH ESS !!?' -?!?
.cgioicra ana oxner devices were
S?1!i3? eUlnS the P0Patim of
the city at that time.
The population of other cities was
announced as follows :
Cleveland 3S1.768, against 261.333 in
1890, an Increase of 120.415 or 4S.07 per
Toledo 131,822, against 81.434 in 1S30.
an Increase of 50.3SS or 6L88 per cent.
Columbus 123,560, against 83.150 In
1S90, an increase of 37,410 or 42.44 per
Jersey City 206,433, against 163.003 In
lo30, an increase of 43,430 or 26.24 per
Hoboken 59,364. against 43.64S in 1830,
an increase of 15,716 or 36.01 per cent.
THE SOLDIERS' HOME.
The Legislature Asked for Larger Ap
propriation,!. S. Carr's Generous
Girt Heavy Rains Vance Statue.
Many Visitors at the Museum
Raleigh, N. C, August 23
The generous offer of .Julian Carrto
completely equip the hospital at the
soldiers' home is appreciated, but the
veterans declare they must not let him
hear all the hurden; that they will
raise all they can and then let him do
the rest. The hospital will be com
pleted October 1st. ls cost Is $5,000,
appropriated by the legislature. The
veterans In their meeting last night
asked the legislature to make an am-
pie appropriation, Its means are now
limited, and there are on file 100 appli
cations for admission, which cannot
be granted. COL Carr last year gave
the home provisions for four months,
and this year has supplied It with
The military made a fine impression
!here yesterday, marching well and be- I
ing newiy equipped. Today the rew-
bern division of naval militia left for
home, after having marched to the
capltol square and saluted the Vance
.etatue and the confederate monument.
The state board of agriculture
called to meet next week-
There were 4.000 visitors to the state
The ance statue Is greatly admired.
Large numbers of people viewed it to
The state charters the Church Lum
ber Company, of Salem F. H. Fries
and others beinsr the stockholders.
Heavy rains fell in this section last
night, accompanied by severe electric
storms. Cotton dealers say that the
crop has improved during this week.
though in some sections the damage
done by the intense heat and drought
An employment agency here is in
formed by New York employment
agencies that no more negro laborers
are wanted there. This is supposed
to be the outcome of the recent race
Wesley Whittaker. died here yester
day, aged 80 years. He was for years
an editor, was mayor and for twenty
years a magistrate. He was the first
railway postal clerk here.
To Be Arranged at Meeting of State
Democratic Committee September
the 5th ;
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh. N. C, August 23. Tonight
Democratic State Chairman Simmons
announces , there will be a meeting of
the state executive committee here on
the evening of Sptember 5th to provide
machinery for holding the senatorial
primaries, as prescribed in the resolu
tion of the late state convention and
for the transaction of other business
connected with the national campaign.
;. P. Huntington's Will.
New York, August 23. Charles
Tweed, legal advisor for 'the late Col-
lls P. Huntington, announces that the
will of the late financier will not be
made -public :oday, but will he filed for
probate tomorrow. An aJbstract of the
will prepared 'by Mr. Tweed will be
Civen out to the newspapers Friday.
Referring to the (published dispatch
(from New Orleans that the death of
C. P. "Hunting would bring about the
abandonment of his scheme to make
Galveston the gulf terminus of the
Southern Pacific railroad, Charles H.
Tweed, vioe president of the company.
today said he saw no reasoni why Mr
Huntington's death should make any
change In the work 'being pursued for
the accommodation of the feoutnern
iPaciflc road at Galveston.
Cornegle Not for Bryan 9
New York, August 23. In reference
to a report which has (been current
for severel days The World tomorrow
wJW print the following copyrighted
"London. August 23. The World cor
respondent telegraphed Andrew Car
nearie. who fis at hia Scottish residence.
askine whether the report was true
that he Intended to stump the United
states for Bryan, (because of his oppo-
sition to imierialism. Mr. Carnegie
replied: There is no truth in the re
Conditions In Cuba Improving
rwniahinp-tnn Aueiiat (General
Wood today cabled the war depart
ment the following:
Santiago de Cuba, August
"Adjutant General, Washington.
"Arrived in Santiago today; sail
from here Sunday night. Agricultural
and industrial conditions throughout
the island improving steadily. Politi
cal situation quiet. Deep interest in
A Strike In Tennessee.
South Pittsburg, Temu,' August 23.
About 350 employees of the Tennessee
Coal, Iron and Railroad Company
struck today .because of the discharge
of a union man.
The Alabama in Dry Dock.
New York. Aujrust 23. The United
States .battleship Alahama we!nt into
dry dock at the navy yard. Brooklyn,
.today. Her underbody and sides will
ihf Bcraoed and newly painted. rrne
work will take several days.
Santander, Spain, August
thousand five hundred
bales of cotton brought from Liver
pool by the Spanish steamer Isla de
T.HTWT. worp iP5rrvved dv nre in a
warehouse here today.
Xegroe- Attempt to Lynch a Negro
Charlotte. X .C. August 23. A spe
cial to The Observer from Graham, N.
C. tonight, says John. Ruffin, colored,
16 years old, narrowly escaped lynching
at the hands of members of his own
race for criminally assaulting a coior-
vrl r rl 1ft TMf9 nt flCe.
The victim is
I in a critical condition.
I m..n i t. caa.
171. ."l lTn
7v .wTlde. tSS5dSJIt.
. r n trvi. TwHfli the navy
fPfSJSSS vfr1 Tir there
temporary repairs, had
sea in a week.
Biliousness, sour stomach, constipa
tion and all liver Ills are cured by
ThA non-Irritatlnff cathartic
5 cents of all druggists or oy mau w
:.L Hood & Co, Lowell, Mass.
FIRST RELIEF COLUMN
THE SEYMOUR EXPEDITION FOR RE
LIEF OF LEGATIONS IN PEKIN
The Report of Captain McCalla In Com
mand of the American Contingent.
Continually Fighting Their Way For
wardHarassed by the Enemy on the
Retreat The Final Stand Within Five
Miles of Pekln
Washington, August 23. The navy
department has made public the report
of Captain B. H. McCalla, who was in
command of the American contingent
of the international column under Ad
miral Seymour that on June 10th,
made the first move for the relief
of Pekin. but which was cut off by
the Chinese troops on the road and
forced to turn hark from vnr t
Ktr , ,9nmr.
" " ,
tion before coming into touch with the
reinforcements sent out to meet them
from Tien Tsin.
" . ' upuun aic-
-aJIa command was a part, was
made up of eight nationalities. Brit-
ish, Russian. German. Austrians. Ital
ian, Japanese, French and American
marines and blue-Jackets. Its aggre
gate strength was 2.078 men and offi
cers, of which 112 were the Newark's
men. These forces were all with nom
inal independence, but were largely un
der the command of Admiral Seymour
and operated as one body. The co-op
eration of the entire force seems to
have been perfect and Captain Mc
Calla has nothing but the warmest
praise both for Admiral Seymour and
all of the other officers who partici
pated in the expedition.
The start of the international col
umn for Pekin was inaugurated af
ter the receipt of urgent messages
from both the British and American
legations in Pekin. The allied force
was furnished with railroad transpor
tation by the Chinese authorities In
Tien Tsin. although it was thought at
first they might have to seize the
necessary trains. The start was made
on the 10th of June and from that
time on the advance was made under
constantly increasing difficulties.
Whole sections of track were torn up.
bridges and culverts found wrecked,
stations burned, and pumping appli
ances at the water tanks were destroy
The first attacks on the column were
by parties of Boxers, but these soon
were joined by regular Chinese troops,
and the column had to fight its way
forward, repairing the track almost
rail by rail, with flanking parties out
to protect the construction train, while
other detachments foraged the sur
rounding country for supplies.
The advance continued up to the
19th, and was met by two messengers
at different times bearing urgent re
quests from the beseiged legations for
Captain McCalla and his marines fi
nally were put In charge of the con
struction train by Admiral Seymour's
directions, and the work pushed as
far as the important city of lang
Tsun. From this point the railroad
was so badly crippled that evidently
it was impracticable to advance fur
ther by train, and the international
column scoured the country for horses
and carts, hoping to make a forced
march to Pekin by road.
The resistance encountered at Lang
Fang amounted to a. pitched battle
and resulted in the killing of seven and
'the wounding of forty of the allied
forces. Four hundred Chinese were
killed in this engagement.
The news from the direction of Tien
Tsin showed that the railroad had been
destroyed in their rear, and after a
meeting of the commanders, it was de
cided that a retreat must be made by
way of the river.
At this point, a German force from
the column captured four large Junks,
while Ensign Wurtzbaugh and Cadet
Courtney, with parties of the Newark's
men, gathered in four large sampans.
This little flotilla was distributed
among the allied forces and the whole
column embarked on the 19th for the
return to Tien Tsin.
The sailors from the modern war
ships at first made slow work of navi
gating these unwieldly oriental crart.
but they made fair progress. Tne
strongest opposition was met at Piet
san. where a sharp fight occurred.
The casualties of the Newark's officers
and men in this fight were one killed
and nine wounded, while the allies only
lost the services of Captain Jelhco,
Admiral Seymour's - chief of staff, who
was severely wounded.
The resistance to the party increased
steadily on the trip down the river un
til they came in the vicinity or tne cni
nese arsenal where the little column
cleared out the Chinese occupying the
walled enclosure and took shelter in
the position that the Chinese had
evacuated. Here the American gun
was mounted on a parapet command
ing the road leading into the arsenal
and an all day fight occurrred. Thre
of the Newark's men were killed and
thirteen wounded, while the percent
age of loss among the British and
Germans was about the same. It was
here that the commander or the
Kalserin Augusta was killed while di
recting the defense from the western
An attempt wa maae at mianigni
on the 22nd to send a party of 100
British marines through to Tien Tsin
to summon relief. They met neavy
onnositlon In the darkness and were
forced to retire. Thereafter, there was
nothiner to do but make a firm stand in
fll CTounds. The whole wall
of th enclosure was occupied and the
cirmstn. ran tain. Von Usedom. having
a supply of high explosives, assisted
the Americans in blowing up the tres
tle work roadway leading Into their.
section of the arsenal grounds and in
fortifying the American position.
Communication was opened with
Tien Tsin. five miles distant, by means
of signal rockets, and on the 25th the
relief force, consisting of a mixed col
umn. under Lieutenant Colonel Schrim
sky, came in sight and was greeted
with cheers as It scattered the masses
of Chinese who were continuing the at-
tiLfk nn the arsenal enclosure
On the 26th the march back to Tien
I Tsm berir,. the alll having flt
'the CMnaL u
I loesea oi me uueu '"m - " -,
to 2 officers, and 55 men killed, and 23
officers and 210 wounded.
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In conclusion captain ;
AMin ftfrfi-B in recOKniium oi
Lynched by a Mob
New Orleans. August 23.-amuel
Fields, a young negro, was snoi xo
death v a mob of white men last
nieht near Whitehall. J-avingsione
parish. Fields attempted, co assault a
- ' .
Fhite woman. He was .taken crom i the
J officers by a mob and put to death,
A MYSTERIOUS BURGLAR .
Chased From a Ilesldence-Xot Knowti
Whether It Was a Man or Woman.
Street Improvementa-Some Personal
(Correspondence of the Meaenger.)
Goldsboro. N. C. August 23.
We have just had a most delightful
rain and the atmosphere is refreshing.
The residence of Mr. Henry Lee was
entered -by a .burglar last night. Two
purses were taken from th room of
Mrs. Lwe. one dC which was 1:: la
the house, the other, which contained
but a dollar, was taken away. The
family had not retired. Mr. Lee was
preparing for bed and was sitting la
a window in his room when he
heard a noise and turning he saw
negro .crawl from under his -bed and
and prin for the hallway and out the
back door. As quickly as possible Jva
went to a ckwt and snatching a pis
tol h' follawad in pursuit of the fast
fleeinjr intruder, firing as he went. He
got a good peep at the departing one
as he passed through the garden gat
and fired a straight liner that brought
forth a groan aa of pain, that was
plainly heard by a neighbor. Soon a
lantern was procured. tut a tarch
over the premises failed to nrvea! the
"coon". Was the Intruder a man. is
a question yet unsolved. Th intrud
er had visited the refrigerator and
cupboard and had placed son? of the
food obtaned in a hat which he left oa
the premise. The hat was thai of a
man. Mr. 'Lev. in dlscriblng the fWing
one said he wore a dres or duster.
The hat turns out to be the pmperty
of an inmate of the county Jail, where
on? AHoe Cogdell haj ben jendinff
awhile abiding court on the charge of
larceny. In two cases. Alice escaped
Jail yesterday whiVe the prisoners wer
bein served their noonJay meal, and
it la possible she took the hat In ques
tion end may be the party who vwlted
the residence of Mr. Lee.
From a lady who live near the
Primitive Baptist church in the same
block as the Lee residence comt the
information that last evening ehe aw
a negro man standing on the pulpit
platform in this church diking out in
female apparel and it Is suggested the
visitor to Mr. Lee's residene may af
ter all prove to be a man.
The mayor has Just placed an order
for several car loads of stone curbing
and sewer plp. Throughout the city
Improvements are in progress the
streets, ally-rways and kie walks are
being placed dn splendid condition and
for these things the authorities are to
The finishing touche are being ap
plied to the new home of Captain
Nathan O'Berry on west Center street.
The residence will soon be ready for
occupancy and is a credit to rhe city.
Miss May Pool, of Clayton. Is visit
ing her brother, Mr. Lewis Pvl In thfci
Thomas B. Parker, of Hillsboro. an
old resident o? Goldshoro an ex-member
of ithe legislature, a widely known
"and popular man. fc in town on a brief
John 'Borden and Dennis Everett,
two negroes charged with entering a
freight car on the Coast Line, were
given a hearing last evening in Mayor
Peterson's court and required to give
bond In the sum of $30 each for their
appearance at the September term
of court. ' ,
Henry C. Murphy, whose horse was
stolen a few days since, received a
telegram last night advising him that
the horse was taken up at Greenville.
Mr. Murphy left last night for Green
ville, going through the country, a
distance of forty-four miles. It is not
known at this .writing whether the
party who stole the animal was ar
rested. Peter Walker and Cora Collier, both
white are In Jail. Mrs. Peter Walker
white, are in Jail. Mrs. Peter Walker
couple, charging they were living in
too intimate relations. The case was
heard before Justice 'Broadhurst who
required of both defendants a Justified
bond ofJ200 for their appearance at
the September term of court.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Way land Jones, of
Raleigh, are In the city on a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. L D. Giddens, the par
ents of Mrs Jones.
Joe Westbrook, of Wilmington, after
a pleasant visit to his young friend,
Willie Best, returned 'home this after
noon. Mrs. Ida McDuffle, of Trio, S. C. re
turned home today.
Rev. A. C. Barron, of Charlotte,
pastor of Tryon Street Baptist church,
was in town today
Senator-elect Thomas M. Arrington
of Nash and Wilson counties pent &
few hours In the city this morning.
W. L. DeRosset, and A. Weil, of
Wilmington, George II. Bellamy, of
Brunswick county; J. W. King, of
Charleston; D. W. Gabeston and wife.
of New Bern; F. H. Martin, of Dur
ham; J. K. Morrisey, of Clinton; Mrs.
W. B. Herbert, of Klnston; M. C. ft.
Noble, of Chapel Hill, J. T. Hargett.
W. T. iHervey. William T. IIIU. and
R. P. Dixon, of New Bern, were at
the Kennon hotel today.
NOT TO GO TO CHICAGO
The Situation In China Will Keep the
President In Washington
Washington, August . 23. Secretary
to the President Cortelyou ha advis
ed William' H. Harper, executive di
rector of the thirty-fourth annual en
campment of tba Grand Army of the
Republic, that while the president had
intended leaving Washington tomor
row , reaching Chicago Saturday af
ternoon, to participate In the exercisa
of the encampment, the condition of
public business here, of immediate im
portance, will delay his departure from
Washington and may possibly prevent
him from visiting Chicago at this time.
An official of the government discuss
ing the d termination of the president
to postpone his visit to Chicago, says
his action was taken on account of the
Chinese situation. It is expected that
infomation may reach this government,
at any moment requiring immediata
aotkjn. and It is the wish of the pres
ident to give his personal attention to
everything that may develop in China,
from now until there is a settlement
of the existing conditions.
The president fully realizes that an
other crisis is rapidly approaching in
China, and that momentous questions
i which may involve the. life or death ot
the atTny ?iSe S pre-
seated lor solution. T'rr thee con-
ditkms, the. president deems 4t to be -
" ?f the t of gov-
eminent until the crisis, for the pres
ent, at least, haa passed.
Split Among Delaware Republicans
Dover, DeL. August 23. The Union
republican convention today endorsed
the regular republican electoral ticket
and nominated a separate state ticket
headed by George iW. Iarshall for
I rnvrniir. jrx. ww m v
governor. A iwiuuoa was aooptxea
ZovAemnlm the disfranchisement ot
oes in Ua squill. . . .