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Hope For Safety of Pekin Lega
tions Still Remains.
Latest Reports Contain Some
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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,
"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
"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.)
Democratic Candidate For the
Yice Presidency
Journeys to Lincoln to See the
Party Leader.
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.
"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
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
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.
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
Mr. Baker was surrounded by visitors
today during his brief stay, many of
tnem being his lieutenants in this cam
"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.
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,
"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
'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
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
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.-
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
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.
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
Lord Roberts Reports Success in
His Business.
Work is Not Accomplished W ith
- out Opposition
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."
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
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
He May Superintend Repairing of the
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
Weather Indications.
Chicago,' Jcly 9.i-Forecast for Kan
sas: Fair and warmer tonight: Tues
day generally fair; southerly winds.
Caleb Powers, Ex-Republican
Secretary of State,
Arraigned For Complicity In the
Goebel Murder
Case Comes Up on a Change of
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.
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.
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.
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.

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