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EUROPE REMAINS IN DOUBT. LITTLE TRUST PLACED IN CHINESE REPORTS OF THE SAFETY OF THE LEGATIONS AT PEKING. GERMANY NOT TO MEDIATE-SQUABBLE AMONG POWERS The British Foreign Office received a letter from Sir Claude M. Macdonald, stcr at Peking, dated July 4. It stated that there was urgent need of re mforcerr.ents. Sentiment abroad regarding the massacre of the Ministers has rgone little change. Germany has refused to attempt mediation between China and the Powers - further assurances of China's good faith are forthcoming. Dispatches from Tien-Tsin told of the fight and capture of the city. The it conduct of the I'nited States troops was praised. The total losses of the allied forces were about eight hundred men. The Chinese Government's appeal and President McKinley's reply were made public. Washington officials believe there is slight chance of successful mediation on account of the hostile sentiment of European Powers toward China. MORE RUMORS OF SAFETY. SURING MESSAGES AT ST. PETERS- BURG AND ROME. [CoSVtiSjM; 1900: By The Xew-York Tribune.] [BY CABLE TO THE TOOTHS.] Lrndon. July 25. 6 a. m.— Further rumors Indicating the safety of the Europeans at Pe king have been received this morning. "The Standard's" correspondent at Che-Foo for wards a message from Peking, dated July 10, w'rich s-tates that the British Legation on that day was in urgent need of relief. The Chi r.psr- troops in the town were attacking the Legation, but those in the forts had so far ab=tained from Joining in the assault. There v.as much sickness among the garrison. "The Telegraph's" Rome correspondent states that the Italian Foreign Office has received a highly satisfactory dispatch from the Italian nsiil at Shanghai, transmitting a direct mes sage from the Italian Minister at Peking, con firming the reported safety of the Legation. "The Times'?" correspondent at St. Peters burg states that the Chinese Legation there learns that on July IS the Tsung-11-Yamen deputed an official to see the foreign Minis ters and found all veil and uninjured. They ■were supplied with everything they required. The Chinese Foreign Minister proposed that until the population became quiet the Minis ters should remove to Tien-Tsin. The Chinese Legation at St. Petersburg declares that this message is authentic. "The Times's" Shanghai correspondent has had an interview with Li Hung Chang, who expressed the fullest confidence in the safety of the" Ministers and other foreigners in Pe king. Hi.« information came from a messenger who had seen the British Minister on some date subsequent to July 13. I. N. F. VIEWS DIVIDED IN BRITAIN. 818 CLAUDE'S MESSAGE STRENGTHENS OPTIMISTS AND PESSIMISTS. - . By The Kew-Tocfe Trthur*.] [BT CAnLE TO THE TRIBUNE.] London. July 25, 1 a. m— The Foreign Office lay morning a belated message fr^rn the British Minister at Peking and gave it It was a letter to the a* Tien-Tsin asking for relief •'ing that forty-four had been killed and wounded. ppesite inferences were drawn from I July 4. which was delivered seven teen days after it was written. A prominent : m«» that he considered it proof that ■ of the massacre were correct, since I L loss of over one hundred and rive killed and wounded two days before LBstgned f^>r the final attack. The "h their guards probably numbered Bye hundred and fifty, and refugees, mlssion . r. d women may have increased the num " foreigners und^r fir*- to- .seven hundred or hundred. ' 1 1 inmentators on the dispatch took a topeful view. They laid etress upon the ♦ Sir Clay.de M. Macdonald's appeal was Bdent In tone than Sir Robert Hart's ring message, which had been sent ten ■-. and that the losses during that . I not been so serious as might have -d from the earlier summons. They ted attention to the fact that Sir .-tated that provisions would last for a *. which would have carried the garri the alleged date r.f Mr. Conger's message. iaude Macdonald's message was not in .-;r,d this was an Indirect proof that Mr. would not have employed cipher If he -• nding a dispatch about the same pj^ntly that the use of cipher •;.< ie evidence that the message from Mr. Hay's dispatch. - reasoned last night that as the lega • : t out from June 20 to July 4 they continued the defence for another I days, until July IK especially as they '■ Opinion ran heavily, however, in the D. I have strong reasons for ior.-ign Office rejects outright ■ that Mr. Conger's message was in ■• H&y'P dispatch. Veterans of - me that they are ithoot hope that any of the foreigners . ■ . and ihat they are amazed by the ' ■■ Of the Americans in being duped by ndadty. Ajart from Sir Claude M. Macdonald'a mes 6*ge there was little news except a series of from the French Consul at Tien-Tsin information without a date from F *^ng. As the casualties of the legations were r< -port*-d to be thirty-three, this was apparently ■S tarller bulletin than Sir Claude's. There are no details her*» of the Russian oper ations at New-Chwang. A Berlin dispatch gives the contents of a re markable message from the Emperor of China *' the German Emperor imploring him to save the empire from the Indignation of Europe. Th's has a most ominous sound, and does not p*ar out the optimists' views respecting the •aft! of the legation*. I. N. F. THROUGH CINCINNATI TO THE SOUTH * fine route Is via New York Central, Lake Shore ar.d Big Four; splendid trains; quick time; Juxuri 31-8 n<je. See N»w York Contra! time tt-blc. Trains •""*• «U. 1:1* ton +&& iJio p. iL-Advt NO HOPE LEFT IN EXGLAXD MACDONALD'S MESSAGE ADDS TO GLOOM —ALLIES HAMPERED. (By The Associated Preßß.) London, July 25.— Sir Claude M. Macdonald's message, dated July 4, appealing for relief, is re* garded in London as only a prelude to the abso lute confirmation of the massacre. This is the opinion also of the Japanese Minister here. The newspapers suggest that the British Minister's dispatch was held back and released about the same time as Mr. Conger's undated message. Although the American and British forces are ■working harmoniously, the question of means of communication between Taku and Peking show jealousies between the Powers, and other dispatches from Tien-Tsin say that the lan guage difficulty has been hampering the military operations. A dispatch to "The Daily News" from Tlen- Tsin, dated July 14. and describing the fighting, says: Colonel Liscum mistook the road and was nearly isolated. General Dorward, on a pre mature report from the Japanese commander that the city had been entered, ordered a general advance, which proved a costly error. Much valuable time was lost and trouble oc casioned yesterday afternoon because the mes sengers between General Fukishima and General Dorward did not understand each other's lan guage. The Tien-Tsin correspondent of "The Dally Mail" says that when the Chinese regulars saw the Boxers, who led the attack, being killed, they began to retire. He asserts that th» Ad mirals have decided that it would be useless to move toward Peking without at least flO.OfiO men. In an editorial referring to this statement, "The Daily AfaU" comments upon the American proposal to advance with 7.000 men. It says: We have learned in Africa how dangerous it is to despise our enemies, and in the interest of civilization -we do not wish to see such a lesson read to the United States by the "Heathen Chinee." MASS OF SILVER CAPTURED. A batch of Tien-Tsin dispatches are published to-day. All praise the gallantry of the Ameri cans and Japanese. "The Standard's" corre spondent says that the Americans at first made a mistake in underestimating the fighting ra pacity of the Chinese, whose fire was really ter rific. He expresses some doubt about the ability of the allies to hold the positions captured un less they are r^inforepd. It appears that large hauls of silver were made by the allies, the metal being carried away !n buckets, and th» Chinese calmly assisting. Requests for mediation addressed to foreign Powers are interpreted here to be a preparation for the acceptance of foreign aid to repress the rebellion, and Li Hung Chang's statement that he could restore order with twenty thousand white troops is looked upon as a subtle argu ment in favor of appointing: him to the com mand of the allied forces, to the exclusion of a Japanese. LI'S VIEWS ON THE STRUGGLE. The Shanghai correspondent of "The Times," telegraphing on Monday, says: In an interview to-day Li Hung Chang re iterated his statement that if the Manchu party had been guilty of the horrible treachery in volved in a massacre of the members of the lega tions, he would absolutely refuse to attempt to negotiate. He said the present intention of tlv? Tsung-li-Yamen was to memorialize the Em press Dov/ager to revictual the legations and then to arrange to send them to Tien-Tsin under the escort of General Sun Wad Lin. He declared that the fighting had ceased, and that the for eign troops were holding' a position south of the Yu-Ho bridge, while General Tung Fuh Slang's forces were on the north. Earl Li expressed the intention to wait for news of the movement of the foreign legations before proceeding northward. On receiving this he will be escorted by ten thousand troops, who are now mustering in this province. Regarding the negotiations he said he be lieved China's finances would debar her from paying indemnity, and that the people would never submit to further annexations of territory. He thinks the Powers ought to accept assur ances of a reformed administration and of the removal of the officials responsible for the crisis. BLACK FLAGS HELD BACK. The Hong-Kong correspondent of "The Times" says that before leaving LI Hung Chang: count ermanded his order for the Black Flags to march on Peking, and that they are now en camped outside of Canton. The Shanghai correspondent of "The Dally Mall" records the gallant action of a Japanese soldier In the attack on the gates of the city of Tien-Tsin. A dynamite train failed to explode. Seeing this, the soldier ran forward with a torch, causing an immediate explosion, by which the brave fellow was blown to atom«. "The Standard's" correspondent at Tien-Tsin sends a "urious statement to the effect that tho Russians aU&g<" that their forces occupied Peking two days agf> «nd that all the foreigners were cafe. "The Daily Telegraph" has advices from Tokio, dated July 23, saying that the rail-way battalion organized in 1895 has started for China, to gether with a force of coolies and artillery. The Hong-Kong correspondent of "The Daily Conttnned on second page. NEW YORK. WEDNESDAY. JULY 25. 1900. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-* T h. c^V£s^ Tin: TRANSPORT CROOK. WITH THE STFT REGIMENT FROM CUBA, NOW o.> THEIR \\.\f TO CHINA THE FTGHT AT TIENTSIN. GALLANT WORK OF AMERICANS TOTAL LOSSES BIGHT HUNDRED. Tien-Tsin. July 14, via Che-Foo. July 16, and Shanghai, July IM. - The ftth Regiment, Tnited States Infantry, entered the fight at Tien-Tsin with 4rtO men. An Incomplete list of casualties shows eighteen killed, seventy-five wounded and two missing. The marines had four killed and eighteen wounded. Major James Regan. Oth Infantry, was wounded in the leg; Captain Edwin V. Book miller, :ith Infantry, in the Ie? and groin; First Lieutenant Smedley P. Butler. United States Marine Corps, in the leg; Captain William B. Lemly, United States Marine Corps, in the arm, and Second Lieutenant Frank R Lang. !Hh In fantry, in the foot. First Lieutenant Henry 1.-'-narrt. of the Ma rine Corps, carried Lieutenant Butler from the field under a fierce fire. He was shot in the upper left arm while returning:, but ran and swam a mil<» under fire, getting to the rear. The surgeons hope to save Lieutenant Leonard's arm. Captain Charles R Noyes, who had been slightly wounded in the arm and leg, swam a mile to deliver a request for reinforcements. First Lieutenant Louis B, Lawton, of the 'Mh Tnfantry, made a dash for reinforcements under lire, and received three slight wounds. Colonel -Liscum was sh"t '.n the abdomen, and died half an hou»- later. His lnst words were "Keep up firing." HARDSHIPS OF THE NINTH The ftth was ordered to support the Japanese, who were receiving an i ntilading fire. A'ter crossing a mud wall half a mile from the city wall the Oth shifted, advancing against the flanking fire, and reached a marsh beside the river at the southwest corner of the city. A body of Chinese in a burned village under the wall just across the river, where they were strongly barricaded, poured In a fire, and when ever an American raised a hand he was shot. A Xordenfeidt gun and two small cannon were also trained upon them. The men lay in the mud all day. without a surgeon to attend to their wounded, without food, and drinking the canal water. They had exhausted their ammunition, except a fen rounds which they retained In order to repel a charge if it should bfl made. None expected to escape. A. few reaching the rear, reported that half of the command had been killed .-r wounded, including heat prostrations In the estimate. After th» Americans had retired under cover of the darkness, they struggled back to Tien-Tsin in squads all night, pitifully ex hausted and carrying their wounded. The Americans' hospital was crowded and short of surgeons, there having h^en no expectation of such losses. RECOVERING THE BODIES To-day squads searched the fields, collecting the dead and wounded. Colonel Liscum's body was escorted to a boat this evening by two bat talions of English troops, with a general and a colonel at th^ir head. Lleutenant-Co!.->nel Coo lidge, who is now commanding the regiment, and Major Lee, wore among the pallbearers. Th^ chaplain of the Marine Corps read the ser vice at the canal lock. The bc.dy will be shipp' d to San Francisco. The total losses of the allies are about eight hundred. The British lost fifty. The Japanese estimate their killed at fifty and wounded :lt 250. The Russians estimate their casualties at 150. All day long the work of bringing in the dead and wounded was continued. The Japanese were the heroes of the battle. Their righting was remarkably brave and was praised by all their colleagues. When some of the foreign officers counselled retreat last night the Japanese General said: "When my men move it will be forward." This morning they charged the breaches In the wall made by the artillery, and fought hand to hand in the streets. Their conduct after the fight was equally good, as they refrained from looting, while some of the European soldiers were having an orgy. Dead Chinamen cover the walls and streets of Tien-Tsin. Fifty guns were captured. The place was full of munitions of war. Many fires have been started. The Chinese are retreating toward Peking. JAPANESE TAKE THE ARSENAL July 18.— After fighting all day a force of 2.000 Japanese, supported by British and Rus sians, captured the Chinese fortified arsenal two miles east of the city, making a night attack. The foreigners charged under a heavy fire from the arsenal, following the Chinamen and killing 400 of them. The foreign loss was heavy. The Chinese bombarded the foreign city of Tlen-Tsin heavily for three days, and killed some British sailors on a tug to-day, besides several Frenchmen. The foreigners are mounting heavy guns from the fleet, among them being four 12-pounders and four 4-inch guns, and will attempt to locate and silence the Chinese guns. An explosion of dynamite killed twenty Rus sians. Two battalions of the Oth United States In fantry and. 300 marines from the cruiser Brook lyn disembarked and started for Tien-Tsin to day on lighters. As they went up the river the foreign ships cheered them heartily. Refugees of all nationalities will be taken to Japan by the transport Logan. HORRIBLE SCENES AFTER THE BATTLE. July 15 — Chinese from the walled city, report that the foreigners in Peking are living, having taken shelter In a bombproof. About eeven thousand Chinese were engaged in the battle here on July 13. Many more are coming from Peking. General Nieh waa Imprisoned because he op posed making war on the foreigners, but after ward was released on the condition that he fight them. To this ha acceded with lukewarmness. After the battle he committed suicide. A large part of the walled city was burned last night, and to-day the Chinese held a perfect orgy, plundering, smashing- houses and fighting like demons over stores of silks, furs and Jew elry. Hundreds of dead Chinamen along the walls, or women and children killed by shrap nel, are lying among the smoking ruins. It Is reported that some correspond have in their dispatchea asserted that General Dor ward thinks Colonel Llscum blundered In taking the 9th Regiment to the right Instead of to the left, and that the feeling Is strained between the Americans and British. The fact is, the greatest harmony and co-operation exist. Gen eral Dorward has asked the name* of Americans to report them for gallantry. Ail the wounded n1» <tt*i%\m |^£l|» i CHINA'S REPLY AWAITED CONDITIONS OF MEDIATION MADE KNOWN. FEELING IN EUBOPE I.TKKI.Y TO PRE VENT BUCCEB& LEADING POSITION OF THE UNITED STATES. [BT TBLK6BAPB To TTIK THIHINE.I Washington. July 24. The President's rp- Sponse and the Chinese Emperor's appeal to him to take the lead in a concert of the Powers to restore order and peace were published at the State department this morning in the following statement, which was simultaneously delivered to all the Governments concerned hy the dip lomatic representatives of the I'nited States: Translation of a cal>lf» dispatch received by Minister Wu on July L'n. I!mhi from th* Taotai 01 Shanghai, dated July lft, 1900: Have received a teh-aram from Governor Yuan (of Shan-Tuns;), dated 23d day of this moon (July 19), who, having received from the Privy Council , at Peking) a dispatch embody ing an Imperial letter to the President of the United States, has instructed m» to transmit it to Tour Excellency. The Imperial message Is !• spi ctfully transmitted as follows: The Emperor of China to His Excellency the Presideni <,f the Knited States. Grei ting: China has long maintained friendly relations with the United States, and is deeply conscious that the object of the United States is Internationa] commerce. Neither country en tertains the least Buspicion or distrust toward the other. Recent outbreaks of mutual an tipathy between the people and Christian mis sions caused the foreign Powers to view with suspicion the position of the imperial Govern ment as favorable to the people and prejudicial to the missions, with the result that the Taku forts were attacked and captured. Conse quently, there has been clashing of the forces with calamitous consequences. The situation has become more and more serious and critical. We have Just received a telegraphic memorial from our Envoy. Wu Ting Fang, and it is highly gratifying to us to learn that the Tnited Government, having in view the friendly relations between the two countries, has taken p interest in the present situation. Now China, driven by the irresistible course of events, has unfortunately incurred wellnigh universal indignation. For settling the present difficulty China places special reliance In the United States. We address this message to Your Excellency in all sincerity and cand : dness, with the hope that Your Excellency will/devise res and take the initiative in brlngine about a concert of the Powers for the restora tion of order and peace. The favor of a kind reply is earnestly requested and awaited with the greatest anxiety. KWANG SU. Twenty-sixth year, fith moon, 23d tJuly 19. 1900). It is therefore my duty to transmit the above with the request that Your Excellency, in re spectful obedience of Imperial wishes, will de liver the same to its high destination and favor me with a reply. TTJ LJEN YUEN, Taotai at Shanghai. Kwang-Su, 20th year, fith moon, 23d day (July If>. 1900). PRESIDENT STATES CONDITIONS. This dispatch was at once communicated to the president at Oan;on, and the following is his reply: The President of the I'nited States to the Emperor of China. Greeting;: l have received Tour Majesty's mes sage of the I!>rh of July, and am glad to know that Your Majesty recognizes the fact that the Government and people of the United States desire of China nothing but what is just and equitable. The purpose for which we landed troops In China was the rescue of our Legation from grave danger and the protection of the lives and property of Americans who were so journing in China in the enjoyment of rights guaranteed them by treaty and by international law. The same purposes are publicly declared by all the Powers which have landed military forces in Your Majesty's Empire. I am to infer from Your Majesty's 1-tter that the malefactors who have disturbed the peace Of China, who have murdered the Minister of Germany and a member of the Japanese Lega tion, and who now hold besieged in Peking those foreign diplomatists who still survive, have not only not received any favor or encouragement from Your Majesty, but are actually fn rebellion against the Imperial authorities. If this be the «;ise I most solemnly urge upon Your Majesty's Government to give public assurance whether the foreign Ministers are alive, and. if so. in what condition. Second — To put the diplomatic representatives of the Powers in immediate and free communica tion with their re-spective Governments and to remove all danger to their lives and liberty Third -To place the Imperial authorities of China in communication with the relief expedi tion, so that co-operation may be secured be tween them for the liberation of the Legations, the protection of foreigners and the restoration of order. If these objects are accomplished, It is the be lief of this Government that no obstacles will be found to exist on the part of the Powers to an amicable settlement of all th* questions arising out of the recent troubles, and the friendly good offices of this Government will, with the assent of the other Powers, be cheerfully placed at Your Majesty's disposition for that purpose. WILLIAM MTKINLET. July 23. 1900. By the President: JOHN HAY. Secretary of State. THE UNITED STATES IN THE LEAD The Imperial request. If its authenticity is ad mitted, serves to emphasize again the leading rart in the solution of the entire Chinese prob lem the United States has been destined to take ever since the open door negotiations w?re Ini tiated, and particularly the acknowledged lead ership in a possible peaceful settlement of the present acute crisis since the declaration of Intentions mid? by this Government just threo weeks ago. The Emperor, in crediting Wu Ting Fatyf'a memorial with suggesting a resort to the good offices of the I'nited States, unmistakably con firms the great effect produced, even in Peking, sfter the Taku forts had fallen and Tien-Tsln was under fire, by the receipt from the Chinese Minister at Washington of Secretary Hay's cir cular of July 3 to the Powers, defining the Amer ican attitude. The State Department is again in a waiting attitude regarding China. It has frankiy. promptly and fully answered the Chinese Em peror's appeal for mediation, and the corre spondence made public to-day shows that the next move is for the Chinese Government It is expnted to accept or reject the President's Continued ol * second page. POLAND WATER! POLAND WATER! Celebrated for us great medicinal properties.— CLARK SAYS HE'LL WIN. DECLAREB HE IS "THE DULI APPOINT ED SENATOR FROM MONTANA." HIS TART REFERENCES TO .MARCUS DALY WILL SAY NOTHING ABOUT CAM PAIGN- CONTRIBUTIONS. William A. Clark, of Montana, broke a long silence last night at the Waldorf-Astoria by as serting that his credentials as United States Senator from Montana were perfectly good; that had it not been for the treachery of Marcus Daly there would not have been a Republican Senator from Montana since 1888; that he an his friends had control of the machinery of the Democratic party of Montana, and that Bryan would without doubt get the electoral vote of the State in the coming election. Mr. Clark was with a friend at a table in the cafe of the Astoria when he waa seen by a Tribune reporter. Ha is to sail on the Lucania on Saturday for a five or six weeks' trip in Europe, where several members of his family now are. Mr. Clark has been saying little or nothing since the adjournment of Congress. He seemed to be in a comfortable and communi cative frame of mind last night, however, and he said a number of things which will he likely to arouse the righting blood of the friends of Marcus Daly, his long time rival in business and politics. ■\ "It is reported. Senator," said the reporter, "that you have sent the Democrats of this State a check for $100,000. Is the story true?" "I haven't anything to say about campaign contributions," answered Mr. Clark. What is your status as a Representative at the present time?" he was next asked. "I am the duly appointed Senator from the State of Montana. The best constitutional lawyers in the United States and elsewhere have pronounced my credentials to be legal and binding. They will be considered at the next session of the Senate, and I expect to take my 1 seat." "it is reported that the Daly people in Mon tana will throw their support to the Republicans sooner than see you retain control of the Mon tana Legislature," it was suggested. "Yes," said the Montana man icily. "I heard something about that at the Kansas City Con vention. Before the Contest Committee Martin Maglnnfs, leader of*The-Daljr'a>fega*ri6'h;"saia," when he found that he was likely to be disap pointed, that it would cost the Democratic party two United States Senators. Mr. Maloney, of Colorado— a splendid man, by the way— told Ma ginnis that if he had had any doubt before about the Democracy of the Daly people it was all dis pelled at his declaration, and the quicker he went over to the Republicans, where he be longed, the better it would be for all concerned. That's about what I think of it. too. But for the treachery of Marcus Daly there would not have been a Republican United States Senator from Montana since the year 1888. We have control of the Democratic election machinery in the State, and the National Convention recog nized us as the regular Democratic party of the State. The Electoral vote of the State will be cast for Bryan this fall. The only following of consequence that Daly has in the State is to be found In the counties of Silver Bow and Deer Lodge, where his friends elect about twenty of the members of the Legislature, the other "sev enty odd being our people." "What about the results of the eight-hour system started by F. A. Heinze and yourself? It is understood that it was designed to cripple the Daly people?" "Well, they have not acceded to the demands of the unions for an eight-hour day yet." said Mr. Clark. "We put the eight-hour day into ef fect on the twenty-second anniversary of the organization of the labor union of the State. It is a mistake to assume that I am not a large employer of labor in Montana. I have between 3,500 and 4.000 men in my employ there. I sup pose the Daly people have 10.000 or 11.000. The eight-hour day affects the underground workers. The eight-hour schedule is also in force at the United Verde mine in Arizona, The men there appreciate it. They serenaded me when the order was given changing the hours." "By the way. Senator," said the reporter, "where is your neighbor, Marcus Daly, these days?" "Well— er—er— you see, we don't exchange let ters very much these days, and I can't say as I know just where he is," answered Mr. Clark, with a perfectly straight face. Mr. Clark added that he had not seen any of the National Democratic leaders lately, with the exception of Senator Jones, whom he met in Chi cago. He expects to be back in Montana in time for the fall campaign. SHERIFFS PROTECT PRISOXERS. SOUTH CAROLINA MOBS SEEK TO LYNCH TWO NEGROES. BUT THEIR FURY WAS ELUDED. Columbia. S. C. July 24 (Special).— After dodging mobs for three days, who pursued them alternately across country and In chartered trains, the Sheriffs of Marion and Florence counties reached Columbia after an all night's ride in a special train with "Jim" Clink and John Livingston, negroes charge.! with assaulting a white girl. The men had re sisted arrest, and Livingston Is probably fatally wounded. He had a thigh broken, and had cut his own throat seriously when lunging at an officer. The wounded man received medical attention on th* train, and was made as comfortable as possible on a Utter. The Sheriffs were accompanied by forty armed men, ordered by the Governor to protect the pris oners, but the fury of the people In th-» counties was such that they dreaded a conflict. They were chased from point to point, and the mobs being In possession of the stations between them and Columbia the officers were anally forced to take their prisoners and military company to North Carolina, reaching this city by making a wide cir cuit In their chartered train. The people of Flor ence in mass meeting to-day demanded that the Governor return the prisoners. This he refused Ie do. saying the penitentiary would hold them safely until their trial. Governor Ti.lman complied with such a demand, and the man was speedily lynched. DECLINED BY GEORGE U. CURTIS. . Washington, July 24.— Ex-Representative George M. Curtis, of lowa, has declined th.- office of First Assistant Postmaster-General. Postmaster-Gen eral Smith said after the close of office hours to day that the place had been offered to no one else. POLAND WATER DEPOT. 3 PARK PL. N. Y. Carloads received dally, orders promptly Oiled. — Adv* PRICE THREE CENTS. THE CROPS NEED RAIN. CONTINI'ED DROUTB IN NEW YORK AND NK\V-ENGI.\XD. THE HAY CROP SERIOUSLY AFFECTED AND THE YIELD OF HOPS LIGHT FOOD FOR CATTLE WILL BE SHORT. Th*» drouth whi.-h has prevailed general!* In the New-England States and in New- York. New Jersey and Delaware since March, has had ■ serious effect on many of the crops, the recent local showers asTordlßg little relief to the farmers. In New York Stale the hop crop si seriously affeit.il. and the yield will be less than it has been for many years: th* farmers also report a groat shortage in lac hay no* and scarcity of food for cattle through the coming winter is anticipated. In .Middle and Southern New-England the con tinued lark of rain is threatening the later crops, and in Massachusetts the early corn crop Is a failure*. NEW-YORK STATE DRY. HAY AND TOBACCO CROPS AFFECTED SCARCITY OF FOOD FOR CATTLE. Elmira. N. V., July M (Special).— The fanner* hi this section are much discouraged over the crop conditions. They say that hay an<» tobacco hare been affected to a great extent by the drouth which lasted from March to July. While last year an acre yielded two tons of hay. this year an acre Will yield only a quarter of a ton. There will be a light crop of tobacco. Oats are not growing more than one foot high this year. The normal height is about three feet. The drouth has made conditions in the farming districts worse than they have been in a dozen years, according to prominent farmers. They are becoming alarmed at the prospect of a stock food, famine that is staring them in the face, and are selling off their stock rapidly. Every week car load after carload of cattle ■ sent • New-York and other points. Most of the farmers have gath ered in all their hay crop. When this work 13 finished some of the farmers are planning- to Bell off most of their stock. A good milk producing cow can be bought at the present time, It Is said. tor ■ ridiculously low price. The farmers believe that they will have to send outside of this section to procure food for their stock this winter. EARLY GRAIN HEADED UP WELL. Albany July 24 (Special).— While the rainfall In this locality shows a deficiency, crops are not Buf fering to any great extent. Early train headed up well and ripened nicely; berries of all "kinds and frjlts from this vicinity .ire of nearly If not quite the usual excellence. It Is several years Bine© Al bany and adjacent county farmers have suffered any serious effects from drouth. Sine* March there has been a deficiency in the rainfall of one and three-quarter Inches, while the temperature is many degrees In excess of the normal. Heavy thun storms have tangled the straw considerably and In some localities potatoes fared badly. The hay crop Is harvested, and is of the usual yield. Corn is making excellent growth.' JHOr. CROP FAR BELOW THE AVERAGE. UUca. N. T.. July 24 (Special).— conditions throughout Central New-York are above the stand ard, although the Indications are that the hop crop will fall far be!ow the average. The present condi tion of all growing crops is encouraging. The month thus far has been remarkable for showers, without being accompanied by destructive winds. There was comparatively little rainfall in May and Jure, but the earth at no time suffered from drouth. Seeds were placed in the ground without much ob struction in the spring, and now crops are In some places above the average. The hop crop, it Is thought, will be the smallest for the last twenty-five years, but the quality will be exceptionally good. There are Indications for a good hay crop, and vegetables for canning 1 never looked better than now in this section, which lias thus far escaped severe drouth. HIGH PRICES FOR HAT. < r.rtiand. N. Y. Juiy 21 (Special*.— Frequent show ers during the last three weeks have done much to relieve the conditions of drouth prevailing through out Co rt land County. Rain is still much needed. however, as relief afforded by showers has been only temporary. The amount of rainfall In this section since April 1 Is the smallest on record, the total for April amounting to 1.43 Inches; May. 1.03; June, 2.20. while July to date Is four Inches. , Hay and oats have suffered most from the pro tracted dry weather. Haying is nearly finished, and is less than half a crop. The price for hay Is correspondingly high, good quality selling readily for $16 right from the field. The oat crop will be only fair: the straw is short, but as a general rule is filling well. Recent warm weather and rains have given corn a good start, and the crop prom ises to be unusually large. Farmers are depend ing upon the corn to help our on the short hay crop. The acreage is larger than usual. Plenty of rain from this time on will help potatoes, ■which, as a rule, are looking well. Owing to the dry weather farmers were delayed in getting in their cabbage crop, which has coma la he an important product in this section. Much of the seed sown failed to grow, and there has been a gr=>at demand for plants for setting. It Is too early yet to state definitely in reference to cab bage, but the outlook is favorable. More than the usual amount has beer planted. Pastures have been freshened and revived by recent rains and fruit prospects are above the average. \E\Y EMU A YD. THE DROUTH SERIOUS AND SHORT CROPS GENERALLY REPORTED. Boston. July 24 (Special).— The continued drouth In middle and southern New-England has this week begun to threaten the later crops. in Massa chusetts the early corn Is a failure, and the pota toes, though well grown. «re bedded in dust, and cannot do any more without rain soon. Only Main* ami the northern counties in NVw-H.imfshlr- an 1 Vermont report sufficient rains during the last week. In the South there has been steady and general complaint of the drouth. In some places the Injury to crops Is alre-idy Irreparable. Several places have hail temperatures of Ml degre'-s or over. The condition of the crops is serious. There has been no rain beyond local showers anywhere in the .iiatrict for two weeks. Th* yhow«»rs were suffi cient for the needs of the crops only in Maine. Where the showers have occurred vegetables and fruit have ma rapid growth, but by far the greater part of the crops is "suffering. Berries and other fruits, except applies, which have been drop pins considerably, are doing well. The Northern districts have not been able to do much toward harvesting hay. because of rain, anomalous as It seems. The crop in general 19 estimated to be below the average yield, and unless rain come* noon and plenteously there will be no second crop. In many sections of Middle New- England the pasturage is short, and farmers art already feeding their stock In their barr.s. Corn Is rood, especially In Maine, and Is begin ning to tassel. The tobacco- crop is rapidly reaching? maturity, and topping has already begun In early planted fields. The plants are short, with thick leaf, in Western Massachusetts, although already blos soming. Generally speaking, white the drouth Is serious. It Joes not as yet threaten a famine for this year. POLAND* POLAND! POLAND? POLAND! la the purest natural spring water la ife* ■<■>* — JA\L