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Allies anil Chinese Clash in
Pitched Battle.
Loss to Foreigners 1,200
Killed and Wounded.
Russians and Japanese the
Heaviest Sufferers.
Anti-Foreign Party Again
Controls at Pekin.
Li Hung Chang Manages to
Keep Away.
Washington, Aug. 6. The following ca
blegrams have been received at the navy
Che Foo, Aug. 6 Bureau Navigation,
"Washington: British Fame reports, un
official, engagement at Peitsang, Sunday
morrrfng 3 to 10:30. Allied loss killed and
B ounded 1,200, chiefly Russians and Jap
anese. Chinese retreating.
Che Foo, Aug. 6 Bureau Navigation,
Washington: Official report believed re
liable, about 16,000 allies heavily engag
ed Chinese at Peitsang daylight of the
Eth. REliEY.
Peitsang is the first railway station
about six miles northwest of Tien Tsing
en route to Pekin.
"Washington, Aug. 6. Taussig, who
signed the first dispatch is in command
of the Yorktown which is at Che Foo.
It is said at the war department that
there is no reason to doubt that an en
gagement has taken place. While no of
ficial information has been received it is
said that such an engagement was ex
TROL. London. Aug. 6. The anti-foreign par
ty again has the upper hand at Pekin.
According to reports emerging from LI
Hung Chang's lodgings at Shanghai, his
baggage is packed preparatory to his de
parture for Pekin, but, it is added, he
has applied to the throne for 20 days sick
leave. LI Hung Chang claims that his
representations to the Yan Tse viceroys
and Taoti Sheng will be denounced by Li
Ping Hong because they are friendly to
the foreigners.
A news agency dispatch from Shang
hai dated today (August 6) says it is ru
mored that the Viceroy Yuan Shi Kai,
governor of Shang Tung, who disapprov
ed of Prince Tuan, has been killed.
New York. Aug. 6. A dispatch to the
Herald from Tien Tsin says the allies
are making a . reconnaissance at once
starting with 4,000 men against General
Mai's army.
The Fourteenth United States Infantry
has arrived.
Preparations for the advance on Pekin
are being pushed forward. A large num
ber of native boats have be-.-n eomman
dered. All lighters have been seized
which will stop business with Tien Tsin.
This could not be avoided without detri
ment to the military operations.
The boxers are raiding villages south
of Tien Tsin. One thousand Mohame
dans were massacred. The Chinese are
said to be operating from Shan Hai
Kwang to Tung Chow.
It is reported that the Chinese have
made overtures to ransom the Pekin di
plomats and close the war.
The emperor and empress are believed
to be still in Pekin. Their flight or death
would produce a great change. The Chi
nese now silent or nominally loyal will
become passive when thev have nothing
more to fear. The fate of those who have
heretofore dared to utter pro-foreign
sentiments terrifies even the semi-enlightened
officials. Chang Yen, son of a
former Chinese minister to Washington
is still exiled. Yung Win is in hiding.
Li Hung Chang has not put in an ap
pearance at Tien Tsin. His former res
idence, where he received General Grant
and other notables, is now occupied by
Cossacks. Quite large quantities of bar
pilver were taken from the native city.
The Americans and Japanese are said to
have about a million and a half ounces
each of the government treasure. The
Russians have placed their flag upon the
salt piles.
Most of the British engineers on the
railways have received notice to quit.
Paris. Aug. 6. The French consul at
Chung King telegraphs under date of
August 3. that the situation is becoming
more serious on the upper Yang Tse
Kiang. The English consul, he savs, has
left, with the custom house staff- and
the French consul Intends to leave witn
his Japanese colleague. The mail service
Has been stopped.
London, Aug. 6. Correspondents at
Tien Tsin are unable to get anything
fresh though a dispatch from Shanghai
dated August 6, avers that the allies are
making slow progress towards Pekin
on account of differences of opinion
among the generals The American
British and Japanese commanders favor
one plan, the dispatch affirms, and the
Russians. French and Germans favor
another plan Prince Tuan, it is added,
ka to inspire his army by proclama
tions ordering eve,ry foot of the road
from Tien Tsin to Pekin to be disputed.
All the Chinese troops have evidently
been paid in. full and troops, money and
supplies are going to Pekin from the
southern provinces. It is deemed quite
probable by military men in London
that the Chinese will make a Tierce fight
at Pekin on a much greater scale than
during the defense of Tien Tsin.
Advices received at the war office in
St. Petersburg from General Grodekoff
dated Khabrovsk. August 4, says two
squadrons reconnoitering near Teche
engaged 1,000 Chinese with two guns
and 250 cavalry. After a stubborn fight
the Russians were reinforced by another
squadron with two guns and defeated
the Chinese, killing 200. The Russian
loss was eight men killed and eight
This dispatch adds that the battle
around Aigun was continued August 3,
the Cossacks losing six men killed and
25 wounded and driving back the Chi
nese, killing 2o0 and capturing two guns
and two flags. An inscription on one
of the flags read: "The people of the
large fist."
Aigun, when the dispatch was sent,
was burning.
Other dispatches report Russian suc
cesses near Port Arthur.
Washington, Aug. 6. Interest In the
Chinese situation was intensified this
morning by the receipt of two dis
patches from naval officers at Che Foo,
repeating unofficial but apparently re
liable reports of active and extensive
hostilities between the allied forces and
the Chinese on the line between Tien
Tsin and Pekin. The dispatches indi
cate unmistakably that the relief
column has started in earnest and
that it is meeting with determined op
position. Although neither of the naval
dispatches mentions the presence of
American troops in the reported en
gagement, it is generally assumed at
the war department that at least a part
of General Chaffee's small army was on
hand and took an active and aggressive
part in the affairs.
According to the information in pos
session of the war department, the town
of Peitsang where the engagement is
reported to have taken place is at the
head of tide water on the Pei Ho, be
tween 11 and 12 miles by road beyond
Tien Tsin. It i3 a village of mud huts,
of considerable size but not walled. The
river at this point is not navigable by
anything larger than a good sized steam
launch and it is thought that the troops
probably reached there in small boats
towed by the naval launches. The coun
try all along the river between Pekin
and Tien Tsin is a low, alluvial plain al
most impassable for wheeled vehicles
in the wet season and under quite a
high state of cultivation It presents no
natural defensive features and the war
department knows no strategic reason
why the Chinese have made a stand
there rather than at any other of the
dozen villages east of the walled town
of Tung Chow, where is stored an im
mense amount of provisions upon which
the city of Pekin would have to depend
in case of siege.
From the fact that the engagement
lasted seven and a half hours, it is
argued in the department that either
the Chinese must have been heavily en
trenched or there was an. immense horde
of them to so stubbornly contest the ad
vance of the 16,000 international troops.
It is figured by military experts that a
loss of 1,200 killed and wounded on the
part of the allies probably means a loss
of from three to six times as many by
the Chinese. It is possible that a blow
of this magnitude may break the resist
ance of the Chinese to the advance of
the foreign column, but on the other
hand, it is possible that this may be
one of a large number of places on the
road that have been entrenched with a
view to falling back and contesting the
foreign advance so as to delay as long
as possible the arrival of the foreigners
at Pekin. Unless the opposition sudden
ly breaks down, the military experts
look for a desperate engagement when
the troops reach the walled city of
Tung Chow, which is said to be even
more favorably located for purposes of
defense than was Tien Tsin
The position of the United States,
diplomatically, remains unchanged.
This government will not consent to
the removal of the ministers and for
eigners from Pekin until there is free
communication by the powers with
their ministers.. Nor will this govern
ment consent to communication in plain
language alone, but insists that cipher
message must pass freely between Min
ister Conger and our state department.
It is emphatically stated that unless
such messages are exchanged theUnited
New Special Photograph of
British Ambassador at Washington, Conferring Daily by Wire and
Mail With President McKinley Concerning a Possible Anglo
American Alliance in the Orient.
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States can not know beyond question
that the messages were not garbled and
both the United States government and
the ministers misled.
There seems to be no doubt about the
safety of the ministers at Pekin for the
present and that they will remain where
they will be able to protect themselves,
and will not be induced to accept any
offers of the Chinese government to
escort them to Tien Tsin until they have
had communication with their govern
ments. Confidence Is expressed, how
ever, that the Chinese will soon see the
necessity of accepting the terms laid
down in Secretary Hay's note to Con
sul Goodnow. It is stated that if all
the international forces in the vicinity
of Taku can be landed and the supplies
brought up, there is sufficient force to
overcome any army which the Chinese
may bring forward to prevent the
march on Pekin. It Is also believed at
the war department that the informa
tion received through the navy depart
ment of a battle is correct.
London, Aug. 6. The parliamentary
secretary of the foreign office, Mr. Brod
erick said in the house of commons that
the government had no communication
regarding the reported advance of the
British and other relief forces towards
Pekin, nor as to the present position of
the foreign ministers there adding that
communications both from the legations
and the relief force had to be borne by
runners and dispatch boats.
The first lord of the admiralty, Mr.
Goschen said the colonial contingents in
China would consist of 200 officers and
men from Victoria, 300 officers and men
from New South Wales and a gunboat
and 112 officers and men from South
Australia. The cost, he added, would be
partly borne by the colonies.
Schedule of Departure of Troops For
the Orient.
New York, Aug. 6. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
There will be no delay by the war de
partment in getting reinforcements to
Ohina. The schedule thus far made out
contemplates the departure of troops as
On August 7, the Garonne, with two
squadrons of First cavalry and recruits;
August 16, the Warren, with two squad
rons of Ninth cavalry and recruits; Au
gust 22, the Belgian King, with siege bat
tery, recruits and animals; August 25, the
Rosecrans, with two batteries of Seventh
artillery and recruits. For the additional
troops under orders to the far east Gen
eral Ludington will have available the
Logan, which will be ready to sail on
September 1; the Thomas, September 16;
the Grant, October 1, and the Sheridan,
October 16. It will therefore be unneces
sary to charter any additional transports.
New York Branch of the Chinese Re
form Association.
New York, Aug. 6. The New York
branch of the Chinese Empire Reform as
sociation is gradually gaining ground in
Chinatown. They have received a letter
from Khoo Seok Wan, chief of the re
form party in Singapore. It comes
through the San Francisco branch of the
association and bears the date of June 28.
A translation of part of the letter reads
as follows:
"My Dear Brothers: I am very glad
that you have started a society in Amer
ica with the object of saving his ma
jesty. Kwang Hau, and to Introduce all
advanced civilized ideas into tiie Chinese
nation. This laudable act is much ad
mired by me. Our empire, as you are
aware, is not a small one. and the number
of our people is very great indeed. Still,
at the present time we are being treated
with contempt by all the rest of the
world, and are not accounted equal to
other great nations. Lastly many large
concessions of land have been made to
foreign powers, and I dare say that, al
though the wholesale partition has been
barely commenced, I fear China will soon
follow in the wake of Poland and India.
One was swallowed by Russia and the
other by England.
"Should this continue for any length of
time we will soon be without government,
without homes, although we might have
vast riches and a powerful empire. As
it is our people are treated like animals
serving their master. You have seen the
great citizens of foreign countries, my
dear brothers, and I am sure you have
learned a great deal of western history.
For instance, you have learned that
nither England, Germany, America,
France, nor Japan was powerful in the
beginning. And how have they become
powerful? Always the work of a few
clever men, who in the beginning took it
upon themselves to educate the people
to a point where they could understand
the meaning of government.
"Taking our present government into
consideration, it were probably better that
we make our emperor absolute ruler until
our people know more of the laws of
the government.
"Many of our friends advise us to ap
peal to friendly foreign powers, such as
England and America. This is good ad-
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Abandons Effort to Patch Up
Goes Into Campaign
Tully Scott.
Topeka is Chosen For Populist
Bryan to Be Notified of Nomina
tion in Topeka.
J. B. Dykes, the Populist nominee for
congress in the Sixth district, an
nounces that he will make no further
effort to settle the controversy with.
Tully Scott, the Democratic nominee.
Dykes will go at once into the cam
paign and make a race totally obliv
ious of the nomination of Scott by the
Mr. Dykes, in response to inquiries
by a Journal reporter, made the follow
ing statement concerning his purposes:
"There will be no further effort on my
part to have the controversy settled
this side of the November election, at
which time the voters of the district
will decide who shall represent them in
congress Mr. Reeder, the Republican
nominee, or myself.
"I offered to submit this controversy
to a primary election and thereby per
mit the Populists and Democrats of the
district to decide by popular vote who
should be the fusion candidate. I also
a creed to submit the matter to the
Populist and Democratic state commit
tees. Neither of these propositions was
"At the Port Scott convention I
agreed with the Democratic candidate
to submit the matter to a conference
committee of ten members five to be
chosen by Mr. Scott: five to be selected
by me: but, this committee has met
and adjourned without reaching an
"There is nothing further that I can
do to unite the opposition to Mr.
"I shall go into the campaign at once
and I pledge my Populist and Demo
cratic friends that no effort of mine
will be spared to redeem the district,
and if a Republican goes to congress
from the Sixth, the responsibility will
not rest on my shoulders, nor upon the
Populist organization of the district."
"Will a- three-cornered fight effect
the electoral or state ticket?" was
"I hope not," replied Mr. Dykes, "but
I fear it may. If it does the Populists
are not to blame, for we have done all
we could to secure harmonious fusion
all along the line."
"Is there any show for your election
in a three-cornered fight?"
"Certainly there is." said Dykes. "We
won in 1892.. 1894 and 1896 with three
candidates. The only time we have lost
was in 1898, when the vote was 4,000
short in the district. We have won
three times out of four in a three-cornered
fight, and I believe we will win
this year. We will ' give Bryan and
Breidenthal, in my Judgment. 3,500 ma
jority in the district, and I think I will
have 1,000 plurality."
Populist Headquarters Not Taken to
Kansas City.
The Populist and Silver Republicans
did not follow their Democratic allies
to Kansas City, but established head
quarters in Topeka, having contracted
for the jooms upstairs at 712 Kansas
These matters were settled by the
executive committee which was named
by Chairman Ridgley. The complete
list of committees which have been ap
pointed follows:
Executive E. R. Ridgley, chairman;
W. J. Babb, Wichita: Paul Russell,
Paola; C. B. lioffman, Enterprise;
Grant Harrington. Hiawatha
Literature and Printing. Carl Vroo
man. Parsons: H. N. Gaines, Salina; H.
R. Honey, Mankato; A. P. Elder, Ot
tawa: Harvey Eckert, Larned.
Speakers. J. R. Charlton, Caney;
Frank Chase, Hoyt; J. E. Urie, Lyn
don; C. H. Emmons, Lenora; G. S. Sal
yards, Eureka.
The fusion campaign will be inaug
urated next week with an address to
the people issued by the chairman of
the committee. The subsequent formal
opening is expected to take place In
connection with the notification of
Bryan by the Populists and Silver Re
publicans, of his nomination for presi
dent by those parties. It is expected
that these ceremonies will take place
in Topeka. John W. Breidenthal states
that he has assurances from the na
tional committee that Topeka will be
honored in this matter.
By August 20 the Populists expect to
have the headquarters in shape and
beerin active work in the campaign.
From that time until the election the
fusionists will keep up a hot fight all
along the line in Kansas.
Randolph-Madden Judicial Squabble
Reaches Topeka.
The state election board ha3 been
called upon to settle the controversy
between W. A. Randolph and Dennis
Madden concerning the nomination for
Judge in the district composed of Lyon,
Chase and Coffey counties.
Randolph has been nominated by the
Democrats; Madden by the fusionists.
Both have filed nomination papers with
the secretary of state; Randolph as the
nominee of the Democrats; Madden as
the nominee of the Democrats and Pop
ulists. Madden also protests against
Randolph's nomination.
The case will be heard August 27,
the question to, determine being the
validity of the protest filed by Madden.
Randolph files no protest, simply a
certificate alleging that he is the reg
ular Democratic nominee.
Political Parties Are Now Busy With
Harper county Republicans in con
vention Saturday selected a delegation
to the senatorial convention for the dis
trict comprised of Harper.Barber, Clark,
Meade, Kiowa, Comanche, Ford and
Gray counties and instructed for T. A.
The county ticket follows: Attorney,
R. P. McColloch; probate judge, J. R.
Edwards; representative, M. F. Coulson,
a Baker man; clerk of the court, L. J.
Fish; superintendent, P. N. Heck; coun
ty printer, W. E. Blackburn; commis
sioner, E. A. Miller.
Harper county fusionists nominated
the following ticket: County attorney, J.
D. Bradley, Attica; J. D. Rhodes, repre
sentative; S. F. McGowen, probate
judge; county printer, A. B. Huffman;
Mr. Wilson of Crisneld, county superin
tendent; Tom Fanigan, district clerk;
Dr. W. G. Murr, commissioner Second
Montgomery county fusionists have
named the following ticket: Probate
judge, E. T. Davis; superintendent of
schools, J. D. Dollison; county attorney,
Mayo Thomas; clerk of the district
court, George Cole; senator, J. H. Wil
cox; representative from Thirtieth dis
trict, T. W. Truskett; high school trus
tees. Rev. Ilo Newton and H. A.
Brougher. Captain Howard Scott of
Company G, Twentieth Kansas, was
defeated for county attorney, receiving
only twenty-four out of 156 votes.
Saline county fusionists selected the
following ticket: Representative, J. S.
Bean; clerk of the district court, Ernest
Swanson; county attorney, A. L. Tay
lor; superintendent, Miss Mabel Martin;
county commissioner, William Jones;
coroner to fill vacancy, E. R. Switzer.
Reno county Democrats and Populists
have renominated James DeBeard for
Dickinson county Republicans have
renominated Emil Grosser for represen
tative, who was instructed for J. R.
Burton Has Norton County.
The Republicans of Norton county
have nominated M. B. Pogue for repre
sentative. The nominee is for J. R.
Burton. Other nominations made by
the county convention are as follows:
Clerk of the court, J. R. Davis; pro
bate judge, Wilson Adams; superin
tendent, F. R. Snyder; commissioner,
C. F. Shimeall.
Will Close Its Side in Powers
Case This Week.
Georgetown, Ky., Aug. 6. The fifth
week of the trial of ex-Secretary of
State Caleb Powers for alleged com
plicity in the Goebel murder conspiracy
began today. Ex-Governor John Young
Brown, chief counsel for Powers, says
the defense will conclude its testimony
probably on Friday, but possibly not till
Saturday. After that the prosecution
will consume three or four days in re
buttal. Captain D. B.Walcutt, who had charge
of the soldiers that were quartered in
the arsenal at Frankfort, prior to the
assassination and who were called out
immediately after, was the first witness
called today. The troops, he said, were
placed in the arsenal January 4, the day
the legislature met.
Captain Walcutt stated that it was
about 15 minutes after the assassination
when the company was called out. On
cross-examination he said he had never
before seen the state arsenal under
guard for the same length of time. He
got his orders from Adjutant General
Collier and did not know for what pur
pose the guard was placed there. He
said it merely happened that the soldiers
were equipped with side arms and equip
ments and ready for active service when
Goebel was shot: that it was not cus
tomary for the men to be equipped in
side the ai'senal. He denied that the
men were already in line, but said he
formed them after they heard the first
Shot fired.
At the close of the examination of
Walcutt, the defense withdrew the wit
ness with leave to recall him for the
purpose of contradicting W. H. Culton.
Culton will also be called again as a wit
ness. John L .Dozier, Knox county, was
called. He assisted Powers in organizing
the mountain army. On direct examina
tion he said he got only good citizens as
Powers directed. On cross-examination
he admitted that several who were se
lected and sent to Frankfort were bad
A conference was held at Frankfort
yesterday between Captain B. Golden
for the prosecution in the Powers' case.
Green Golden, who is in jail there,
charged with being an accessory to the
Goebel murder, Wharton Golden and
Robert Noakes, the principal common
wealth witness, Attorney J. C. Maynor
and two unknown Knox county men. An
effort was made to get a statement from
Green Golden, but it is not known with
what result.
Topeka's Fashionable Family
Club Talks of Giving Up.
The Elmwood club may disband by
September 1 when the lease on the quar
ters of the club in the Foster residence
at Eleventh and Harrison streets ex
pires. The club has about 75 members which
i3 hardly enough to maintain so elab
orate a club, which is one of the rea
sons for disbanding. Another is that
the heating plant did not properly heat
the building last winter and that if the
club continues another location with
proper heating facilities must be found
and no other place has, so far been of
fered that? meets the requirements of the
club. It was the intention to have bowl
ing alleys in the club house but in the
present building there Is no place where
they can be built. A meeting of the
directors will be called this month and
it will then be decided what to do.
Dr. L C. Wasson, president of the
club, said today: "I do not know what
will be done. A meeting of the-board
of directors will be held and the ques
tion decided. As the club can not be
comfortable during the winter m the
present quarters and as no other . suit
able building has been found it may be
necessary to disband. I do not know
what will be done."
No Eight Hour Day.
San Francisco, Aug. 6. In all the plan
ing mills of San Francisco. Oakland.
Berkley, San Jose and Santa Clara there
will be posted today a notice by forty
seven planing . mill owners to the effect
that the demand of mill hands for a labor
day of eight hours will be denied. The
resolution of the mill hands to work only
eight hours a day is to go into effect on
August 13. Wood workers are now putting
in, in many of the mills, nine hours a day
and in others ten hours a day.
" The Logan Gets In.
San Francisco. Aug. 6. The transport
Logan has arrived here. 39 days from Ma
nila, via Nagasaki and Yokohama. She
is understood to have on board a number
of refugee missionaries from China, but
no one will be landed until after the ves
sel is inspected by the quarantine officials.
L. D. Lewelling and Others Do
a Turn on the Mat.
Orson King, mayor of Randolph, and a
life long Democrat, has renounced Bryan
and says he will support McKinley. Mr.
King does not vouchsafe any explana
tion further than to say that under pres
ent political conditions he finds it im
possible to work and vote for Mr. Bryan
and his party.
John Larson, who has long been known
as one of the most radical Populists of
Riley county, and who is a member of
that party's county central committee,
has also come out squarely for McKinley
and will henceforth do what he can to
bring about Mr. Bryan's defeat.
Weir City, Aug. 6. Captain J. W. Far
rell, a soldier in the civil war and a cap
tain in the Spanish-American war, an
nounced today that he would support
McKinley and Roosevelt. He has been a
lifelong Democrat.
Wichita, Aug. 6. Charles Reckmyer.
wholesale dealer in saddlery, announces
that he will vote for John Breidenthal
for governor against Mr. Stanley. Mr.
Reckmyer voted for Stanley in the Re
publican convention two years ago.
Reckmyer and the governor worked to
gether in the organization of the first
Sunday school in Wichita.
Wichita, Aug. 6. J. B. Swentzell, an
active worker in the Republican party,
has announced his opposition to the re
election of Governor Stanley and will
vote and work for John Breidenhtal for
Ex-Governor Lewelling announces that
he can not longer work for G. C. Clem
ens for governor, and comes out for John
Man Arrested Supposed to Have
Designs on the New King.
New York, Aug. 6. A dispatch to the
Herald from Rome says:
At the railway station here while the
king and queen were en route from
Regginon to Monza, a well dressed in
dividual was discovered hiding with a
revolver concealed on his person. He
was arrested after a struggle and after
being manacled was sent on to Milan
to be examined by Bresci's judges.
Compromising letters are said to have
been found upon him. Former Queen
Margherita and her mother are both
prostrated and have returned to Stresa,
the latter's residence.
Of a Band of Anarchists Organ
ized to Kill AH Monarchs.
New York, Aug. 6. A special to the
Herald from Washington says Baron
Fava, the Italian ambassador, has
communicated to the state department
information showing that he believes a
band of anarchists in Paterson, N. J.,
conspired to assassinate all the crown
ed heads of Europe. According to the
governor of New Jersey every effort
is being made by the state police au
thorities to assist the detectives em
ployed by the Italian officials to ascer
tain if such a band exists and its mem
Chili's Representative atOrruro,
Bolivia, Killed.
New York, Aug. 6. A dispatch to the
Herald from Valparaiso says:
Great alarm is felt in all circles here
because of rumors, apparently based upon
trustworthy information that the Chilian
consul in Orruro, Bolivia has been mur
dered. It is said the government has re
ceived dispatches confirming the rumors,
but because of their serious nature has
not given them out.
The Mercurio, in an editorial, says that
the United States is the nation which
most efficiently will make Chili's rights so
that the treaty relative to Tacna and Ara
cia will be carried out without a reason
for the intervention of any foreign na
tion. It adds that the internal situation in
the United States and Chili is almost
There was a nonpolitical cabinet crisis
yesterday. The ministers of foreign af
fairs and public works resigned. Deputy
Abraham Gazietua has been appointed
minister of public works.
Capt. Frederick Jerome Dead at the
Age of 77. '
San Francisco. Aug. 6. Capt. Frederick
Jerome, an old-time sailor who had the
credit of saving over 1,000 lives during his
career, is dead in this city. He was born
in southern England in 1S23. He was pre
sented with the freedom of the city of
New York and an elegant snuff box for
saving hundreds of lives in the wrecks
at the Henrv Clay and Ocean Monarch in
the year 1S48 a-nd W48. Captain Jerome
also saved the lives of the captain of the
Lucky Star and his wife and children,
who were wrecked on the coast of For
mosa in 18?2. He was especially honored
by a present from Queen Victoria for his
heroism in the British channel. He was
presented with a gold medal by the city of
Liverpool and was made a life member
of the Pioneer society of California by
unanimous vote.
Would Deal Direct.
New York, Aug. 6. The Herald's cor
respondent at Managua, Nicaragua,
telegraphs that President Zelaya de
sires to deal directly with the United
States for the construction of the inter-
oceanic canal. Negotiations looking to
an agreement between the two coun
tries would be undertaken by the presi
dent provided there were an abrogation
of all. the present concessions relating
to the canal by a mutual agreement be
tween the parties interested.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, Aug. 6. Forecast for Kansas:
Showers a.nd thunder storms tonight and
Tuesday; high temperature; southerly
Old llaymarket Spirit Bursts
Forth in Chicago.
Anarchists and Policemen Bat
tle in the Streets. '
A Meeting Called to Talk Over
Humbert Assassination.
City Officers Close the Door of
the Hall.
Chicago, Aug. 6. Anarchist riot oc '
curred Sunday afternoon at the corner j
of Twelfth and Halatead streets, ire
which twenty-five people were bruised
in a struggle with forty-five policemen,
summoned to quell the disturbance. ,
Five persons were arrested, among
them being Mra Lucy Parsons, widowi
of Albert R. Parsons, who was executeil
November 11, 1887, in Chicago for aidins ;
and abetting the bomb throwing in tha '
Haymarket riot. She was charged wltl ;
disorderly conduct.obstructing the street j
and resisting an officer. Her bail was ,
fixed at $1,100.
The others arrested were:
Paul Van Dree, charged with distrib
uting incendiary literature; baikflxed at
Clement Pfuetzner,. charged with as
sault, disorderly conduct and obstruct- ;
ing the street.
Herman Goodman, charged with dis-
tributing incendiary literature; bail fix
ed at $2,000.
Abraham Bdelstadt, charged with dis
orderly conduct, obstructing the streets i
and resisting an officer; released on '
$1,100 bond. ,;
A mass meeting had been called at
West Side Turner hall, at " which)
speeches were to be made by Mrs. Par
sons and others on the topic, "The Ei- ,
ecution of the King of Italy."
The call concluded: "Workmen, come
in crowds and show that the feeling of
brotherhood is strong among you."
Mrs. Parsons was on her way to tha
hali, but finding that it had been closedi
by the police, she stepped into a door
way. Soon a crowd formed and a police
officer pushing his way through tha
throng, caught a glimpse of Mrs. Par
sons. Thinking she was making an an
archistic speech, he endeavored to dis
perse the crowd.
His efforts were in vain and the ofll
cer sent in a call for reinforcements.
Additional officers arrived and immed
iately a general fight was precipitated.
Fists and clubs were used and the offi
cers, finding themselves being worsted, ,
sent in a riot call.- The number of po
lice was increased to forty-five and they,
rushed into the throng. Mrs. Parsons,
was seized. It is claimed she resiste.I
arrest and her associates fought for her.
Bricks were thrown, clubs were wielded
and a fierce struggle ensued before the
crowd was finally dispersed.
Clement Pfuetzner, one of those ar
rested, was badly cut fn the hand. Al
number of children in the crowd wern
knocked down in the melee and trampll
upon, but none was injured seriously.
In all, twenty-five persons were badly
beaten and bruised.
After the affray numerous small
cards were found on .the streets and ire
the vicinity containing two verses of
poetry, urging the workingmen to ba
free, to throw off the yoke of bondage
and fight for liberty and lay. down their
lives if necessary to overthrow the gov
ernment and attain freedom. The cartf
bore the heading:
"Workingmen Emancipate Your
selves." The police assert that these cards -were
printed in San Francisco and were;
received here by the anarchists several
days ago and have been secretly dis
tributed. A large quantity of literature
advocating anarchy and a book con
taining the names and addresses of Sev
eral hundred anarchist sympathizers
were secured by the police.
Chicago, Aug. 6. The cases of the al
leged anarchists, including Mrs. Lucy
Parsons, Clement Pfeutzner and Abra
ham Edelstadt, who were arrested yes
terday during a riot caused by the sup
pression of an attempted meeting tti
rejoice over the assassination of the)
king of Italy, were postponed until
Saturday. All those arrested were re
leased on bonds.
Mrs. Parsons announced her intention,
to fight her case to the end.
Ha3 Applied for Service in the
Chinese War.
New York, Aug. 6. A special to tha
Herald from Washington says:
It is learned on excellent authority
that Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles
has recently applied for service in China.
His application has not been grantwd.
War department officials say that Gen
eral Chaffee was sent to China to com
mand the American troops, and to re
lieve him at this time would be a re
flection .upon his conduct of affairs.
Germany's Restrictions Removed by
Recent Agreement.
New York, Aug. 6. A special to the Her
ald from Washington says: American
fruit growers obtain an important con
cession in the new commercial agreeme.it
between the United States and Germany.
The latter annuls the regulation1 pro
viding that the dried and evaporated fruity
Imported from the United States be in
spected, on account of the San Jose scale,
and agrees that such fruits shall be ad
mitted without other charges than the
regular customs duty. "
This !s regarded as a practical admis
sion by the German government that the
original restrictions placed upon Ameri
can fruits were nothing more than de
liberate discrimination.
Bresci in a Straight Jacket.
Milan. Aug. 6. The assassin of King
Humbert. Bresci. has abandoned the at
titude of calm which he had assumeft
since the murder was committed, ami
has been giving way to fits of passion.
This has necessitated placing' him m a.
straight Jacket for tea hour.

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