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MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JULY 9, 1900. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. II i St' i i " Hi, F.1AY YETJSCAPE Hope For Safety of Pekin Lega tions Still Remains. Latest Reports Contain Some Encouragement. DIVIDED THEY FALL. Chinese Said to Be Fighting Among Themselves. Prinee Tnan, the Usnrper, En counters Resistance. London, July 9. The more hopeful feeling engendered by Saturday's news from Pekin was further strengthened today by Rear Admiral Bruce's endorse ment of the rumors that Prince Ching, who is said to be heading a counter revolution at Pekin, is fighting in be half of the legations against the usurper, Prince Tuan. If the admiral's hope that Prince Ching with his army Is defending the legations at Pekin against Prince Tuan turns out to be well founded, this turn of events is of the utmost importance, as it is felt here that in some such division among the Chinese themselves lies the best hope for the safety of the foreigners. If the powers can find allies in China itself it will materially facilitate the task of restoring order, and those ac quainted with the country believe that if the diplomats are able to induce such a man as Li Kung Chang or Chang Chi Tung to send forces to the assist ance of Prince Ching, the hordes of rev olutionists will disperse as quickly as they have collected and a way to Pekin will be opened without great delay. With all due allowance for the uncer tainty in regard to the reliability the authorities here feel that the late3t messages from the far east give dis tinct hope. If, as suggested, the na tive sympathizers are able to keep the besieged legation reasonably supplied with provisions, the foreign colony may yet escape destruction. ALLIED ARMY OF 100,000. New York, July 9. A special to the Herald from Washington says: An al lied force of nearly 100,000 men will be in China within a few weeks. These figures are larger than those given heretofore, but are based on better in formation which has just reached here. The allies at Taku and Tien Tsin now number about 1S.O0O men. The rein forcements under orders consist of 19, 000 Japanese troops. 15.000 Germans, 13. C00 Russians. 11,000 Americans, 10,000 British. 8 000 French and 3,000 Italians. It is learned that the several govern ments desiring an expression of opinion as to the number of men required to establish order in China recently asked the admirals at Taku to make an esti mate. The admirals consulted together and the highest estimate seems to have been made by the Japanese officer, who placed the number at between 70,000 and 100,000 men. The estimates of the British, Russian, and German officers were smaller. As to those made by Ad miral Kempff the authorities decline to SDeak, but there is reason to believe that it is slightly less than the lowest figure of the Japanese commander. It may be that it is Admiral Kemrjff's statement that has caused the officials to hesitate to urge the dispatch of troops at Taku until the arrival of the Japanese division and the Ninth in fantry, which will bring the fighting strength of the allies to about 43,000 men. Upon the arrival of the Japanese di vision at Taku the question of the offi cer who will be placed in supreme com mand will naturally arise. The Jap anese corps will be commanded by a lieutenant general, and so far a3 known here he will be the ranking officer. Russia may not wish to permit Japan to have the preponderating force and the commander also, and so may send an officer with the rank of general to command her forces. He will of course rank the Japanese officer. So far as this government is concerned, it is will ing to have any efficient officer in com mand, be he Russian or Japanese, pro vided the start of the expedition to re lieve Pekin is prompt. BRfCE FINDS HOPE. London, July 9. 10:52 a. m. Admiral Bruce has sent a telegram to the ad miralty department, from Taku, under date of July 7, to the effect that there are grounds for hoping that Prince Ching, with his army, is at Pekin pro tecting the legations against Prince Tuan. his army and the boxers EVERT MOMENT PRECIOUS. New York, July 9. A dispatch to the Herald from Shanghai says: A mes sage sent from Wei Hal Wei last Sun day and received here today states that her majesty's ship Alacrity has re turned direct to Wei Hal Wei with twenty wounded men. The situation is still grave, for the boxer's, although they have been mowed down by the hundred, still believe themselves invulnerable. Every mo ment now is precious. Boxer emissaries are coming south ij disguise and enlisting followers. Hsu Tung, the most determined hater of for eigners in Pekin, and tutor of the hel apparent, has been murdered with his w noie nousenold or three hundred per sons, while resisting boxer pillagers. Liping Haseng. the anti-forpin ad miral on the Yang.Tse. has returned to Tan Chow Huan. The troops of Ting Kiang Pu refused to accomranv Mm northward, saying that thev would oily take orders from Viceroy Lm Kung Yi CHINESE RETAKE THE ARSENAL. New York, July 9. The American consul here has received a communica tion from Taku under date of Thurs day, saying that lO.Of'O Chinese under General Nieh appeared outside of Tien Tsin on Wednesday and reoccupied the eastern arsenal, says a Che Foo dis patch to the Herald. The Chinese are fortifying the native city of Tien Tsin. The situation there is considered crit ical. Communication between Tong Ku and Tien Tsin is again threatened. Bcxer influence is increasing in Shan Tung province. The Christians at Chlnan Fu have been, called to re nounce their faith. The French consul reports that the Chin Chou Fu orphan age has been pillaged. A steamer ar rived from New Chwang with nine ref ugee sisters and one priest from Mouk den, where the Catholic mission was burned with three sisters and the bishop murdered. An inflammatory placard was posted in the Che Foo native city last night. The United States cruiser Brooklyn. Admiral Remey, called here today, 45 hours from Nagasaki, and proceeded to Taku. Three hundred and fifty marines intended landing Sunday morning. The Logan, bearing the Ninth regiment of United States infantry, passed Che Foo Friday on her way to Taku. BATTLE LASTED SEVEN HOURS. London, July 9. The latest news from Tien Tsin is contained in a news agency message, dated Friday, July 6, reporting a renewed Chinese attack that morning with 12 guns. The allied forces replied with the guns landed from the British first-class cruiser Terrible, and a mixed force of 1,000 men made a sortie under cover of the fire of the naval brigade and attacked the Chinese, who retired after seven hours fighting. Earlier dispatches record severe fight ing, notably on July 2. and July 3, when the Chinese developed unexpected strength and did considerable damage with artillery. At the bridge near the French settlement there was hard fight ing at close quarters, the Russians with a gattling gun finally compelling the Chinese to retire though they suffered heavily. The operations, however, were in no way decisive later messages show ing the Chinese were still full of fight. JAPAN TO SEND 25.000 MEN. Yokohama, July &. The government has decided to immediately dispatch 3.000 men and 5.000 horses to China. The newspapers in indorsing this ac tion point out that should the foreign ers at Pekin perish, Japan could not be absolved from blame. GERMAN SQUADRON SAILS. Kiel, June 9. The German East Asi atic squadron sailed this morning for China. Emperor William and Prince Henry of Prussia witnessed the depar ture of the warships. MORE MISSIONS LOOTED. Berlin, July 9. The German consul at Che Foo cables under today's date that the American mission at Tung Lu, and the Catholic mission at Ching Chu Fu have been looted. 'He adds that the boxers continue their endeavors to in cite the population of Che Foo to revolt. Li Ping Hong, the former governor of Shang Tung, with 8,000 men, has gone northward from Nankin, the governor of which place requested, him to with draw. TO DEFEND EUROPEANS. Brussels, July 9. A Shanghai dis patch received here says a Chinese newspaper asserts that Prince Ching's troops have arrived at Pekin to re victual the Europeans and defend them against the rebels. OREGON REACHES CHE FOO. Washington, July 9. The navy de partment was informed today that the Oregon has arrived at Che Foo. She will start for Kure, Japan, to dock July 10 or 12. SAFE JULY 3. Washington, July 9. The following telegram was received last night by Minister Wu from Sheng, director gen eral of the imperial telegrams, at Shanghai, dated yesterday: "July 3, two legations in Pekin still preserved. All ministers safe. Rebel lious troops and rioters make attacks, but suffer many losses. Imperial trodp3 are protecting, but meet with difficulty in doing so. It is feared that food and ammunition are exhausted." THE CHINESE SIDE. Aa Stated by the Consul General at San. Francisco. Chicago, July 9. A special to the Times-Herald from San Francisco says: In regard to the present situation in China, Ho Yew, the Chinese consul gen eral in San Francisco, a diplomat only second in importance to the Chinese minister in Washington, whose prede cessor was in fact Ho Yow's brother-in-law, says: "The origin of the whole trouble is In terference with our religion in China. I do not question the worthy intentions of the missionaries who have gone there, but they have made the mistake of trying to convert a people who are not educated as a race even to the point of religious toleration. "Good missionaries merely waste their energies and incense the people. Study ing the history of the world we find that almost every great war has been brought on by differences in religion. There is another cause for the present uprising, aside from the purely religious work of the missionaries in China. It has so happened in China that when ever a missionary has been injured or killed in the country the nation which he represented has made the tragedy the occasion for asking grants of lands from the Chinese government. "I do not mean to say that they were not right in demanding indemnity for such misdeeds, but thi3 course, in the eyes of many of our people, who are extremely suspicious, has been miscon strued and misrepresented. "I am positive from the dlspatches-I have received that it was the original intention of both the government and boxers to respect the Pekin legations. Otherwise it would have been easy to attack them before June 20. I am sure the government was ready to put forth every effort to protect them. "Today I can not speak so confidently. The bombardment of the Taku forts has changed the whose aspect of the situa tion. As soon as the tidings of that act of hostility reached Pekin I fear that the forces which up to that mo ment had been held in control by the government would become frenzied and beyond its control, for they would rea son that they were to be punished any way, ar.d all reason for restraint would then have been gone. "From a political point of view it seems to be a fatal mistake on the part of those powers to have taken that ag gressive step before they had landed sufficient forces to be able to support it or to follow it up. They stirred up a bee hive when not in a position to ac complish anything. Instead of reliev ing the legations in Pekin they aggra vated the situation, stirring up an ig norant and maddened populace to frenzy. "What effect a different policy would have had on the Chinese, is, I think, exemplified in the attitude which Li Hung Chang. China's most progressive and influential statesman, has taken toward your admiral, Kempff, who re fused to Join in the bombardment. "LI has invited the American admiral to accompany him on his mission to Pekin for the purpose of pacifying the Chinese, and he has expressed the de sire t:at the United States should act as an intermediary in the settlement of the troubles. "Admiral Kempff made a fine dem onstration of wisdom in declining to join in precipitating hostilities at Taku and he has by his conduct wen the con fidence of the Chinese for his nation. At the same time he showed good mil itary judgment, for an act of aggres sion was as useless as it was dangerous to the interests back of it. "In my opinion the powers would need an army of about 250,000 men to subdue this one northern province by force. Should there be a general uprising throughout China, before they could do any sort of policing for that great ter ritory with its 400,000,000 people or bring them under subjection, they would re quire not less than 1,000,000 soldiers and many million dollars would be wasted and millions of lives be lost before the (Continued on Sixth Page.) STEVENSON MEETSJRYAN. Democratic Candidate For the Yice Presidency Journeys to Lincoln to See the Party Leader. TOWNE IS THERIT, TOO. Conference to Be Held Regard ing Populist Nominee. Big Crowd Turns Out to See the Distinguished Tisitors. Lincoln. Neb., July 9. Adlal E. Stevenson, Democratic nominee for the vice presidency, arrived here' today to attend the conference of the Democratic leaders. The hour of his arrival was not announced until late last night and as a consequence not more than a thou sand people were gathered at the depot to welcome him. What they lacked in numbers, however, they made up in en thusiasm. As the train rolled In, W. J. Bryan and Senator Jones hurried into the cars and warmly greeted Mr. Stevenson. Alighting from the car Mr. Stevenson shook hands with other members of Mr. Bryan's party, including Charles A. Towne, National Committeemen Cam pau of Michigan, oJhnson of Kansas, Stone of Missouri, Daniels of North Carolina, and Sergeant-at-Arms John L Martin, and then arm and arm with Mr. Bryan walked down the long sta tion platform between two lines of cheering people to the carriages. Here Mr. Stevenson" was introduced to Governor Poynter of Nebraska and chatted with him a moment. The party then entered carriages, Mr. Bryan and Mr. Stevenson, Charles A. Towne and Governor Poynter occupying one car riage. Escorted by two or three brass bands the Bryan Home Guard and Bryan Continentals, uniformed march ing clubs, and several hundred people, the party was driven to the hotel. Two or three thousand people had gathered about the hotel and as Mr. Bryan and Mr. Stevenson alighted a roar of cheers went up in welcome. "Stevenson, speech, speech," shouted the crowd and Mr. Stevenson smiling and bowing mounted the steps leading to the rotunda. FIRST CAMPAIGN SPEECH. "I can only say to you, fellow citi zens," he said, "that I thank you for this cordial welcome. I am too modest a man to make the first speech when I stand in the presence of the next presi dent. At some future time I will do myself the honor to address the Bryan men which means the Democrats, Popu lists and Free Silver Republicans, all the elements in opposition to the Re publican party. I thank you for this honor." Mr. Bryan and Mr. Stevenson, stand ing together, then shook hands with several hundred people who passed in line rapidly before them. But as they turned to go upstairs to where the Dem ocratic conference committee was to meet, the crowd shouted foi Bryan. Mr. Bryan shook bis head, but the crowd insisted. "I am glad so many have turned out on short notice to greet Mr. Steven son," said Mr. Bryan. "I want him to feel that when he comes to Nebraska he comes among friends. (Shouts .of "he is") And when he goes back to Illinois to help us carry Illinois, I want him to tell them there is no doubt of Nebraska." Mr. Bryan was cheered as he con cluded. Then shouts went us for Towne. Mr. Towne was not present, and ex-Governor Stone of Missouri spoke briefly. When he had concluded, however, the shouting for Towne con tinued, and finally Mr. Towne appeared. "It is a great pleasure for me to re ceive this welcome." said Mr. Towne, "but I am perfectly well aware that it is because of the principles I represent and that you all believe in. There never was a period in the history of our coun try when such a crisis was impending as at the present time. And I propose from now on to give all the power I possess to the advocacy of the prin ciples our grand leaders represent." George Fred Williams, of Massachu setts, was then introduced by Mr. Bryan, and spoke briefly. "Cyclone" Davis of Texas followed Mi. Williams. and finally in response to repeated calls Senator Jones came out of the confer ence room and addressed the crowd. This finished the speech making, and shortly afterward the members of the conference committee with Mr. Bryan, Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Towne went into a conference. Among the subjects to be discussed by the Democratic lead ers besides Mr. Towne's position on the vice presidency are the establishment of national headquarters, the appointment of the campaign committee, and In gen eral the plan of the campaign, includ ing the work to be done by Mr. Bryan and Mr. Stevenson. Senator Jones said that although he believed the work of the committee would be finished tomor row, the general plans would not be an nounced for several days. BAKER TAKES ROSY YIEW. Senator Says Republicans Will Sweep Everything m Kansas. United States Senator Lucien Baker Is in the city today, having been on a tour of the state looking after his po litical iences. ine senator 100K3 well. ana seems 10 De satisnea. witn the situ ation. Mr. Baker was surrounded by visitors today during his brief stay, many of tnem being his lieutenants in this cam paign. "I believe that the Republicans will carry Kansas by an overwhelming ma jority, tie said, "and that the national ticket will be elected by the larerest popular majority on record. The ticket named at Kansas City will not be a popular one, especially among the Dem ocrats of the east. "Kansas will be Republican; the leg islature win be Republican. The vie tory of the party will be complete on an staes. ' Asked how his candidacy for re-elee-! tion 13 progressing, the senator said, with a smile: "I am not discouraged yet. In fact, I I am greatly pleased witn the situation. HANNA ON ROOSEVELT. Gives Him Advice on Speaking Wants Him to "Wear Silk Hat New York Herald Correspondence. Governor Roosevelt was met in the Cleveland station by Senator Hanna's private secretary, who drove with him to the senator's home, Glenmere, where they had breakfast. The governor and Senator Hanna drove to the national chairman's busi ness office, in Superior street.where they talked over campaign plans with Col onel Myron T. Herrick, one of the presi dent's advisers. All had luncheon at the Union club before the governor left for Canton. Governor Roosevelt carried away from Cleveland a new Volume of Mc Kinley's speeches. Including all those made by the president since he entered the White House. The book was the gift of Senator Hanna, who had it pub lished. On the fly leaf he wrote: "To Governor Roosevelt, with the compliments of M, A. Hanna, July 6, 1900." "I want him to read these speeches," said Mr. Hanna, "He'll find plenty of material there." ; "Roosevelt's speeches do not cover a wide field," it was suggested. "No," said Mr. Hanna. "He wants to get more facts. Now there's Lodge's speech on the Philippines, and Spooner's too. Those are good things for him to look up. The senator was not told that wnat the governor had been reading all the way to Oklahoma and return was Plutarch s Lives, turning occasionally to Swinburne and poetry or a new novel. 'He's got to look after his voice." the senator went on. "I told him thi3 morn ing that the first thing for him to. do when he got to New York wa3 to go to a specialist and have his throat looked after. He's all talked out. He can't keep that up through the campaign. I told him he must learn how to use his voice scientifically. Now, there is McKlnley. He is a master. There, in 94, after he had made 170 speeches, all of them long. his last speech, at Youngstown, was the best he had made. ' 'Teddy' is an impetuous Bpeaker. He gets all worked up in his subject. He tries to stop applause. I've told him he ought not to do that, because that gives him a chance to rest. " 'Ned' woicott is like that. He can 1 keep up with his thoughts. Down at Philadelphia, when he was making his speech, he came back to look at his notes and said to me, "This Is the worst hall I ever spoke In. I can't reach them.' I told him to talk slower, not to raise his voice so high. He did and afterward some friends of mine who were in the baclc part of the hall told me they could hear him very plainly." "Where are you going to send me governor?" Mr. Hanna was asked. "You can see that his place is west of the Missouri," Mr. Hanna answered, "but I suppose we'll send him all over the country. They want him every where. "He has put himself entirely In my hands. All requests for speeches he'll turn over to me. That's the right way, of course, for you can have only one maanger in a campaign. "He'll have to go- back to New York to take a run through , the state, and then come west again. 'Teddy,' you know, is the star attraction in this per formance. "But his clothes!" the senator went on, throwing up his hands. "Why, when he came into the convention at Philadelphia in that old coat and Rough Rider hat I turned to Lodge and said Teddy' ought to be spanked, "Now, that's all right out west. Teddy' is strong in the west. He likes that kind of life lived out there on a ranch himself for a while but he's the governor of New York state. "Now, if I was running him if I was running him, I would, make him wear a silk hat. But what can you do with Teddy'?" A WEEK OF FIGHTING. In 'Which Americans Lost Eleven and Filipinos 160 in Luzon. Manila, July 9. The past week's scouting In Luzon resulted in 11 Ameri cans being killed and 16 wounded. One hundred and sixty Filipinos were killed during the week, and eight Americans who had been prisoners in the hands of the rebels were surrendered and 100 rifles were turned over to the United States officials. The enemy ambushel a wagon train between Indang and Naic. The Third infantry lost nine men while on an expedition to punish the Ladrones in the delta of the Rio Grande. In the Antigua province of Panay a running fight of three hours' duration resulted in the killing or wounding of 70 of the enemy. There were no cas ualties among the Americans. The insurgents are slowly accepting the amnesty provisions. In some instances the Americans are suspending operations, in order to give the rebels an opportunity to take ad vantage of the decree. HAD $43,000 IN MONEY. A. V. Auter Property List Filed in Probate Court. The statement of the property of the late A. V. Auter was filed today in the probate court. The statement shows that at the time of his death Mr. Auter was worth $43. 000 besides real estate. Of that amount J3.000 was in real estate mortgages, $15,000 in government bonds, $24,728.83 on deposit in Dudley's bank, and $300 in cuiTency. The real estate enumerated is four lots on Monroe street, lots num ber 117 and 119 on Jefferson street, and lot No. 276 cn Kansas avenue.- REMINGTON GETS YERDICT Judge Hazen Refuses to Grant New Trial in Capital Case. The motion for a new trial in the case of the Remington Paper company against the old Topeka Capital com pany was overruled today by Judge Hazen. The case has had several trials. A jury in the district court not long ago gave the paper company a verdict for about ilO.TOO. The case has been to the supreme court and sent back for a new trial. The case will be again ap pealed to the supreme court. MA Y RENEW STRIKE. Street Car Employes in St. Louis Still Have Grievances. St. Louis, Mo., July 9. The advisabil ity of resuming the strike will be passed upon today. Not only were the street car men actively engaged Sunday in shaping up matters for a renewal of the fisrht but all other branches of orga nized labor In the city met and by a practically unanimous vote decided to tender their moral and financial sup port to the railway men if they decided to rnew the fignu BOER JJRIVING. Lord Roberts Reports Success in His Business. Work is Not Accomplished W ith - out Opposition AND SOME CASUALTIES. Federal Forces Demand Sur render of Rustenburg. Are Beaten Off After an Artil lery Fight. London, July 9. The following dis patch from Lord Roberts has been re ceived at the war office: "Pretoria, Sunday, July 8. As the enemy for some days had been threat ening our line of railway by trying to get round our right flank I dispatched Hutton July 5 with mounted infantry to re-enforce Mahon and with orders to drive the Boers to the east of Broenker spruit. These orders were effectually carried out during Friday and Saturday by Mahon, who was attacked by some 3,000 men with six guns and two max ims. Our casualties were: "Wounded Two officers. Including Captain Nelles of the Canadian mount ed rifles, slightly, and twenty-six men. "Steyn left Bethlehem on the night of July 4 for Fouriesburg, between Bethlehem and Ficksburg, accompanied by Christien DeWitt and other Free State commanders, with troops reported numbering 3,000 men. "Hanbury-Tracey, commanding at Rustenburg, reports that a party of Boers under Limmer called on him yes terday to surrender the town and garri son, Hanbury-Tracey replied that he held Rustenburg for her majesty's gov ernment and intended to continue to occupy it. The enemy then opened fire with artillery and tried to take the heights commanding the town, but did not succeed, owing to the good arrange ments made by Hanbury-Tracey and his officers. Eventually they were driven off with the assistance of Holdsworth and his hussars, who made a rapid march of 48 miles from the neighbor hood of Zeerkrust with the bushmen un der Colonel Aire on hearing Rusten burg was likely to be threatened. The enemy suffered heavily, and five men were captured. Our casualties were twro men killed and one officer and three men wounded." LONDON GROWS RESTLESS. New York. July 9, A dispatch to the Herald from London says: London is becoming unmistakably restless ior news of decisive action In South Af rica. Lord Roberts' delay in cornering the elusive DeWet has begun to call forth criticism, although it is by no means foreotten that just such a lull has preceded the accomplishment of every one of the field marshal's vital operations. It is believed that General Buller's arrival at Pretoria, capturing the barrier between the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, is all that Lord Roberts has been waiting for before striking his long planned blow. Sister Isabel Wilson, a volunteer nurse, who has just returned from South Africa, in an interview relative to the royal army medical service, said: "There is unquestionably foundation for the charee that the British hospital service throughout the entire South-Af rican campaign has been and is now miserably deficient. The insufficient number of nurses has been, the chief cause of complaint. At the Pietermar ltzburg hospital, following the battle of Spion Kop, five doctors and five nurses were compelled to care for 140 wounded men, in addition to being beset by the most distracting system of red tape. "Lack of foresight was wholly respon sible for this understanding. Hundreds of volunteers for the nursinsr service were rejected early in the war. on the ground that the regular supply was more than ample. Now many nurses have succumbed to enteric fever and dysentery, and the capacity of those who have not been taken sick is sorely tried by overwork. "The volunteer nurses object to the niggardly treatment they have received at the hands of the government. Our pay is six shillings ($1.50) a day, out of which we are obliged to provide our mess, laundry and clothes. As a result I have earned less than a charwoman s wages." ROOSEVELT'S PLANS. The GoTernor Will Start West Again Next Sunday. New York, July 9. Governor Roose velt, who is at Oyster Bay, L. L, re fused to see callers today except such as had appointments to meet him. He devoted a portion of the day to making arrangements for the visit on Thurs day of the notification committee of the national Republican convention. The governor will start for St. Paul next Sunday to attend the National League of Republican clubs, July 17 and 18. YACHT GOES DOWN. Five Women and a Little Girl Sink in Lake Erie. Cleveland, O., July 9. The schooner yacht Idler was lost In a terrible storm 16 miles off this port Saturday after noon with six persons, all members of the family of James Corrigan, a wealthy vessel owner of this city. The dead are: Mrs. James Corrigan, wife of the own er of the yacht. Mrs. Charles Reilly, aged 22 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Corri gan. Miss Jane Corrigan, aged 20 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Corri gan. Miss Ida May Corrigan, aged 15 years. Miss Etta Corrigan, aged 13 years. Baby Reilly, granddaughter of . Mr. and Mrs. Corrigan. Mrs. John Corrigan was the only pas senger aboard who was saved. C. H. Holmes, the captain: Samuel Biggam. the mate; four sailors, two cooks and the ship's carpenter were also saved.The yacht left Port Huron yesterday with the family of Mr. Corrigan aboard and started to Cleveland. Mr. Corrigan was ill and left by the train. At 2 o'clock the storm came up and inside of five minutes the yacht sank. AH the women, excepting Mrs. John Corrigan and Miss Etta Corrigan were in the cabin when the gale came up. They became panic stricken and refused to leave the place. The men implored them to come to the deck but they refused. Mrs. John Cor rigan clung to a cork sofa when the gale i came and was saved. WASHINGTON'S BIG CROP. Yield of 30,000,000 Bushel of Wheat is Predicted. Taeoma, Wash., July . State Grain Inspector George H. Wright has just returned from a trip through eastern Washington. His earlier prediction of a crop of 30,000,000 bushels, he says, is more than Justified. "It will be the largest crop of wheat the state has ever raised," said Mr. Wright yesterday. "The harvest has commenced a month earlier than usual, and there is practically no danger of in jury from rains. "In the Spokane district harvesters are at work cutting fall wheat. Bind ers and threshers are working about Walla Walla and along the Snake river. There is an inadequacy of harvesting machinery, and hands are scarce, in spite of the fact that wages are from $2 to $5 a day. "There is a superior crop of barley, which is being put under shelter. All classes of farm products, hay,- cereals and vegetables, are giving a full crop. This promises to be a most prolific year for the farmers." PEDAGOGUES TO MEET. National Educational Associa tion Convenes Tomorrow Charleston, S. C, July 9. The thirty ninth annual convention of the Na tional Educational association wll open here tomorrow afternoon. Many dele gates are already here and the morning trains brought in large parties. Presi dent O. T. Corson, of Columbus, has been In the city since last Thursday, and Illinois, Nebraska, Montana, New Mexico and many other western states are represented by good sized delega tions. A special train carrying the At lanta delegation, headed by Prof. Sla ton, of that city, is expected this even ing. The Chicago party of 200, headed by Miss Catherine Goeggln, arrived yes terday, and a special train with 1,000 teachers from Chicago and Illinois, which is conning by the way of the Mammoth Cave, Nashville, Chatta nooga and Atlanta, is expected tomor row morning. The hotels have full bookings, but many private homes have been turned over to the committee on accommodations for the use pf the del egates. The sessions of the convention will be held in the new auditorium, while several smaller halls In various parts of the city will be used for the de partmental meetings. Sessions of the educational convention will be held daily. The afternoons will be devoted to the meetings of the va rious departments. The officers of the association are: President. O. T. Cor son. Columbus. O.: secretary, Irwin E. Shepherd, Winona, Minn.; treasurer, C. G. Pearse, Omaha, Neb. Albert G. Lane is chairman of the board of trustees, and Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, of New York, secretary. The annual meeting of the board of directors will be held tomorrow. SUNDAY IN CANTON. President McKinley Went to Church aa Usual. Canton, July 9. President McKinley began Sunday with a short drive. He put Mrs. McKinley and Mrs. Julius Whiting, Jr., an old friend of the family on the rear seat of the surrey and took his own place beside the coachman for a turn about the city. Just as the bells were summoning worshippers to church the president's carriage stopped at the First Methodist church. The president entered the church and the women con tinued their drive. At the conclusion of the service the president walked to his home, halted several places by those who wanted to shake hands. Another drive was taken towards evening and then the president, Mrs. McKinley, Sec- reaary Cortelyou and Dr. Rixey went to the home of Judge Day for dinner and to spend the evening. It was a quiet and restful day, such as the president likes his Sundays to be, and was marked by comparatively few calls, although some strangers in the city craved the honor of shaking the president's hand. CHENAULT FOR BRYAN. He Nominated Donnelly in the Cin cinnati Convention. Fort Scott, Kan., July 9. R. M. Che nault of this city, who was a delegate to the Middle of the Road Populist con vention in Cincinnati in May, and who placed In nomination for vice president Ignatius Donnelly, the nominee of the convention, returned from the Kansas City Democratic national convention and announced that he will support and vote for Bryan. JOB FOR HOBSON. He May Superintend Repairing of the Oregon. New York, July 9. A special to the Herald from Washington says: Unless international complications should arise.Secretary Long will not or der the battleship Oregon to proceed to Taku when her repairs have been com pleted. Upon arrival at Kure, to which point he is taking the vessel for dock ing. Captain G. W. Wilde, commanding will order a board or survey to determ ine what repairs are necessary. It may be that Naval Constructor Kobson, who is undergoing treatment at Yokohama will, if well enough, go to Kure to supervise the repairs. It is un derstood that the Oregon will be retain ed in Japanese waters and will be avail able for service in China should the in ternational situation require her pres ence. The authorities do not propose, however, again to risk this valuable ship by sending her into the Gulf of Pechiii without need for such action. Bodies of Drowned Seamen Found. Philadelphia, July 9. The bodies of a number of drowned seamen, still clad in their oilskins, were passed last Wednesday by the schooner E. E. Bird sail, which has arrived here from Fall River. Several of the bodies stood up right in the water, and at first sight the crew of the Birdsall thought they were alive. All the bodies were drift ing seaward. There was nothing on their clothing to indicate what ship they had manned, and it is thought that the vessel broke up on the shoals be tween Shinnecock and Southampton, Long Island. Death of Lieutenant Webster. Geneva, N. Y., July 3. News has been received here of the death of First Lieu tenant Horace Webster, of the Forty second volunteer infantry, in the Philip pines. The dead soldier was related to Wilson S. BisseU, former postmaster general. Weather Indications. Chicago,' Jcly 9.i-Forecast for Kan sas: Fair and warmer tonight: Tues day generally fair; southerly winds. CALLEDJO TRIAL. Caleb Powers, Ex-Republican Secretary of State, Arraigned For Complicity In the Goebel Murder AT GEORGETOWN, KY. Case Comes Up on a Change of Yenue. Yountsey, Whitaker and Combs Also in the Dock. Georgetown, Ky., Juiy 9. The cases of the commonwealth against Youtsey, Powers,, Davise, Whitaker and Combs, charged with complicity in the murder of Mr. Goebel at Frankfort last January were called before Judge Cantrill on a change of venue today. By order of court all persons who entered the court rooms were searched. In addition to the imposing array of counsel on each side and the large number of witnesses from all parts of the state, a big crowd of spectators thronged the room. The work of selecting a Jury was first entered upon and the panel of those summoned to draw from was read. The attorneys for the defense were sworn in as follows: Ex-Governor J. Y. Brown, ex-Congressman ' W. C. Owens, Judge J. C Sims, R. C. Kinkead, Ed Parker, R. W. Nelson, L. J. Crawford, R. E. Roberts, George Denny, W. G. Dunlap, F. Clay Elkin, D. G. Falconer, Judge J. H. Tinsiey, G. N. Phillips and John M. Stevenson. For the prosecution: R, B. Franklin, T. C. Campbell, Victor F. Bradley and B. G. Williams. The case against Caleb Powers was the first called. The prosecution was granted an order on the jailer of Frank lin county to bring him as witnesses, Suots, Cuiton and N. O. Ailens who were in Jail. The defendant, former secretary of state, Caleb Powers, was brought into court and took a seat with, the attorneys for the defense. Though he has been in jail since March 10, he shows but few marks of confinement and looks in good spirits. The commonwealth asked for a sub poena duces tecum for Prof. James Stephens to produce a letter from Caleb Powers written in February. It is alleg ed Powers claimed for himself the credit of the disorganized condition of the De mocracy. Ninety-seven witnesses for the prosecution were called and the prosecution announce itself ready for trial. The court then announced that the defense would be given till 2:30 to make up Its list of witnesses and it will develop this afternoon whether the Powers case will go to trial. Powers' attorneys say that their present plans are to go into trial, but it is not abso lutely certain. FOR BRYAN THIS YEAR. Chicago Tribune Tells of Illinois Gold Democrats. ' Chicago, July 9. The Tribune says: Most of the gold Democrats who are ac tive in politics, and who In 1896 worked for the placing of a gold Democratic ticket in the field In Illinois, have been won over to the regular Democratic fold by the conciliatory pulley of Mayor Har rison, Robert E. Burke. Thomas Gahan, and other Democratic leaders. While they do not approve wholly of the 18 to 1 plank and the candidacy of Bryan, they ara anxious to be In line for political prefer ment, and are unwilling to make an ac tive fight against free silver and its apos tle. Roger C. Sullivan, John P. Hopkins. Adolf Kraus, and Thomas A. Moran, four of the prominent leaders of the gold Democratic party In 1, are now sup porting the regular ticket and platform, and their example Is being followed by minor leaders and ward politicians who oppose free silver. Owing to his age and recent physical disabilities General John M. Palmer of Il linois, candidate of the gold Democrats for president in lSflS, is unable to assuma the active leadership of a gold Democratic, party. General John C. Black, eandidatu for governor of Illinois in 1M, has noth ing to say about the posstb Uty of start ing another gold Democratic movement. ROOSEVELT'S SUCCESSOR. Commissioner of Patents C. H. Duell Said to Have Strong Support. Washington, July 9. The Post says that the friends of Charles H. Duell, commissioner of patents, intend to press him vigorously as the next Re publican candidate for governor of New York. The Fost says that Mr. Duell will be urged as the most available man for the Republicans to nominate for the reason that besides his excellent record he is , while an organization man, well thought of by the independent voters and also well liked by the national ad ministration. As commissioner of pat ents he has displayed executive ability, discretion and energy of a high order. He was appointed commissioner upon the recommendation of the leading fed eral and state Judges and his political indorsers include Senator Piatt and the Republican state committee, the Re publican congressional delegation. ex Secretary Cornelius Bliss, Secretary Root, ex-Senator Hiscock and ex-Senator Warner Miller. ex-Secretary Tracy, Mr. J. J. Kclden and others. He has lived in Syracuse for the past twenty years,- and has always taken an active interest in politics, supporting the Re publican ticket. RUCK AND RAKER. They Win in Lyon County Republi can Convention. The Lyon county Republicans in con vention Saturday put Judge C. B.Graves out of the race for district judge by de claring for Judge J. Jay Buck. The con vention did not instruct but took an in formal bailot which resulted as follows: Judge Buck H? J. G. Hutchinson 5 Judge C. B. Graves 23 E. W. Cunningham 4 Judge Buck was then permitted to se lect the delegates to tne juuinai trict convention. The convention named the following, candidates: Clerk of the court. Mason MeCarty: county attorney, S. S. Spen cer; probate judge, M. M. Mason; super intendent, A. L Lynn. Charles Harris was renominated for representative. R. M. Homer was nom inated for the legislature in the outly ing district. Both are Baker men.