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No. 14,814. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1900-TEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAtt. PUBLISHED DAILY. EXCEPT SUNDAY, hsbeti Office, lltfe Street aid Peassylvasia Avesse The Evening Star Newspaper Company. S. H. WAUPfMANN. Prcs't. New York Office: Itt Trlksse BalUlof. Ckkafo Office: Beyce BalUiaf. Lea lea Office: Trafalgar BalMlafs, Trafalgar Sqaare. Tte Evening Star la aerred to anbscrlbera In tbe city by carriers, on their own account, Qt 10 cents per weak, or 4 cents per month. Coplea at the counter, 3 cen.s each. By mall?anyn-Bere in tbs U.S. flrOsnada?postage prepaid?flOcents per month, Saturday Quintuple Sheet Star. $1 per year; wltJi foreign postage added. tS.Oft. (Entered at the Toat Office at Washington, D. <X, ?a second-class mall matter.) F7AU mall subscriptions most be paid In advance. Bates of advertlalng made known on application. MAY BE IN TROUBLE Communication With Allies in Pekin Has Been Cut Off. CHINESE FORCES III THE FIELD Italian Commander at Taku Reports Call for Reinforcements. U STILL PROPOSING PEACE SHANGHAI, Augrust 21.?The foreign of ficials here learn that the. telegTaph from Tien TWln has been cut. The position of the allies Is uncertain and a large body of Chinese troops has taken the field. TIEN TSIN (Thursday), August 16.? About 5,000 Chinese troops, which are re ported to have been at Sung-Llu-Chlng, left today for Pel-tsang. and 2,000 more Chinese troops have gone toward Tung-Chaw. PARIS. August 21.?The French foreign office has received from LI Hung Chang a request similar to the one addressed to the United States government, asking for the appointment jf M. Pichon, the French min ister at Pekln. or another person to repre sent France at the peace negotiations. It is said that all the powers have received a like message. SHANGHAI. August 21.?Yuan-shi-Kal, the governor of Shan-tung, Is dead. LONDON, August 21.?The following dis patch has been received from Rear Admiral Bruce: "TAKF, August 19 (8unday).?The allies are reported to have entered the Sacred City of Pekin August 17." CALL FOR REINFORCEMENTS. Italian Commander at Takn Semis -IIIO Marines to Pekin. LONDON, August 21.?Owing, probably, to the Pekin wire being cut, little news of conditions in the Chinese capital has come through this morning. What has reached London indicates that the allies are In need of reinforcements. The commander of the Italian second class cruiser Fleramosca telegraphs from Taku. according to the Rome correspondent of the Daily Mall, that very urgent re quests were coming from Pekin on Satur day for the immediate dispatch of further troops, and that, in answer to these, 4U0 Italian marines were sent off posthaste. The Japanese minister in London is said to have received a telegram last evening announcing that subsequent to the entry Into Pekin a Japanese detachment went to the Imperial palace to afford whatever protection was necessary. The enemy were In strength, and fighting was still proceed ing when the message was sent to Tokyo. The main lM>dy otf the Japanese was then at An Ting Men gate, the Tartar city, with headquarters at the Japanese legation. Where in the Imperial Family? Divers paragraphs as to the movements of the Chinese Imperial family continue to be received at the treaty ports and are thence faithfully transmitted to the European capi tals. Those representing the court as hav ing left Pekin are of exclusive Chinese ori gin. According to them their majesties are well on their way to Sian-fu, about i>J0 miles inland. Fight'ng was going on at Pekln Saturday, according to one rej>ort. but according to >i dispatch received by the admiralty from Rear Admiral Bruce the allies entered the sacred city of Pekln Friday. If the Chinese government is at Sian-fu there is no means of getting at them, ac cording to the military men. without a pro longed campaign anil with an army as largi as Lord Roberts' to secure the bases of communications. Advices from the provincial capitals show that the attitude of the southern mandar ins has been far more friendly since the allies reached Pekln. Some of the magis trates have been issuing proclamations commanding the Chinese to attend to busi ness, to avoid sedition and acknowledging that the invasion of the foreigners is justi fied. TROOPS FOR THE ORIENT. Transport Thomas Expected to Mall Aliont September 1H. SAN FRANCISCO. August 21? Light Bat tery C, 7th Artillery, under command of Capt. Macomb, has arrived from Fort Riley, Kan., and are encamped at the Presidio. Battery C will be recruited to its maximum strength of 1<>2 men by drawing from the force of Light Battery C, ltd Artillery, now on garrison duty at the Presidio. The 1st Battalion of the 1st Infantry, which is encamped at the Presidio, will probably sail on the Logan September 1 with another battalion of the 1st and a bat- j tallon of the 2d Infantry, which recently re turned from Cuba and are outfitting at j F<?rt Thomas. Ky. The transport Thomas, due here about August 2T> with 216 sick and j wounded from Manila, will sail for China 1 September 16 with a battalion each of the 1st and Mh Infantry. I)r. Roberts Safe With Allies. CHICA(K), August 21.?A special to the Tribune from Bucyrus, Ohio, says: The news of the safety of Dr. Roberts has just reached here in a cablegram from Shanghai. The message states that Dr. Roberta and several missing missionaries who had been stationed on a farm at Koo fan have tiei-n located with the legation at Pekin and are now with the allied forces, having l>een liberated on August 16 Two women who were nietnbers of the rty are missing. They are Mrs. Charles I >l*?rts and Mrs. Nellie Parker. Mrs. l*arker Is known to have been killed by the Boxers who surrounded the Koofan "farm early in July, and grave fears are enter tained as to the safety of Mrs. Roberts, who Is almost eertaln to have been captured by the Boxers. FOI H MEN BADLY HIRT. Result of Showmen's Hlot at Prairie ilu Chlen. Wis. PRAIRIE Dl' CHI EN, Wis., August 21. ?In the riot started last night by members of a wild west show exhibiting here four men were badly hurt. They were: Charles Freyaugle, formerly of the 5th Vnlted States Cavalry. Harry Cinqunas. formerly of the 7th I'nltfd States Cavalry. City Marshal Charles Lindner. Patrolman John Merrill. It is believed the city marshal's wounds will prove fatal. No further trouble oc curred after midnight. CHILDREN THROWN INTO SEA. Collapse of a Floating Rath House at Carthajcetoa. Spain. OAKTHAGENA, Spain. Augjet 21.? While a dance was In progress in a floating bath house here yesterday the flooring gave way and ISO persons, mostly children, were precipitated Into the sea. M&ny of them were wounded and bruised, but no one was drowned. It Is believed the catastrophe was the work of a miscreant, as the screws of the flooring were found to be missing. Rreset Wants Trial Postfesed. ROME. August 21.?Breset, the assassin of King Humbert, has asked for a postpone ment of his trial until witnesses can arrive from the United Stats*. ANTI-QUAY MEN DENOUNCED CHARGED WITH FOSTERING FUSION "WITH DEMOCRATS. Strong: Resolutions Pai?ed at Meeting of Republican State Committee at Philadelphia* PHILADELPHIA, August 21.?The re publican state committee held a special meeting in this city today and passed strong resolutions denouncing the action of the anti Quay or "insurgent" faction of the party in advocating fusion with the demo cratic party in certain legislative districts, and providing for the disciplining of repub licans who thus disregard the party rules. The preamble to the resolutions sets forth that "it is openly charged that certain per sons claiming to be republicans are engaged In an effort to form a fusion with the dem ocratic party, even to the extent of voting for democrats when necessary, whereby the success of republican candidates in congres sional, senatorial and representative dis .o be republican* arc guilty of the treachery of making con tests at republican primary elections and conventions and with a dishonorable ttard .if the result of such primaries and conventions proceed at once to conspire for the defeat of the nominees of such conven tions. where they have not been success '"'The candidates nominated In regular nam- convention where such fusion repub licans havp been successful in many ca-^s openly boast of their intention not to enter a republican caucus at the next session of the legislature, and in many cases have sought the Indorsement of the democratic nartv. while at the same time planning to defeat any colleagues they may have upon tlThe resolutions provide for a committee of seven to Investigate and report to the state committee "the names of any l>ers? or persons claiming to be republicans and guilty of the dlshonarble practices afore said. and the counties or districts in which such efforts at fusion may exist, bo that the state committee may take prompt and ef fective action, and may be able to such recommendations to the next state convention as will enable that body to pro vide such rules and regulations as^will pre vent such practices in the future. The committee placed W illiam Henry Saven on the ticket as an elector-nt-large in "place of ex-Representative Arnold, who resigned, and named Dr. Ely of Lacka wanna county as a district elector in place of F. L. Kinner, resigned. United States Senator Penrose made a brief speech, urging the necessity of elect ing republican congressmen and straight out, strong republican to the United States Senate. DEATH OF CAPT. KAObER. Old Resident of Frederick County and Mexican War Veteran. Special PI (patch to The Evening Star. FREDERICK, Md., August 21.?Capain David Kaoler, probably the oldest resident of Frederick county, died this morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. George Koogle, aged ninety-seven years. Captain Kaoler was a veteran of the Mexican war, having organized a Mohawk company, which he equipped for service at his own expense. During the latter part of his life he has been engaged In the wool manufac turing business. Captain Kaoler during his life voted seventy-five times, casting his first vo' o for Andrew Jackson in 1*2*, and has never failed to vote since that time. During his lifetime he held various political offices. He is survived by five sons. Messrs. Thomas of Washington county. David *. of Wichita, Kan.; John of Columbus. Ohio; Ezra J. of Oregon, 111., and George \\ . of Pennsvlvania. and two daughters. Mrs. George Koogle of this city and Mrs. Free man Newland of Hagerstown. He also leaves thirty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. CHARGED TO THEIR COMPETITORS, Southern Cotton Mill Owners' View off I,nl?nr Trouble*. Special Dispatch to The Evening s,ar PORTSMOUTH, Va., August 21.?It is generally accepted as a fact among south ern cotton mill men that the cotton mill men of New England who have been most seriously afTected by the great increase of cotton mills in the south are aiding in the organization of the southern employes. The mill owners in the south charge that this sudden interest in the welfare of their employes is really a covert attack upon the southern mills by attempting to cre ate disaffection among the operatives. The mill owners are opposing the organization and several strikes have developed as a result in the North Carolina mills. One hundred and fifty union operatives who left the Erwln cotton mills at Dur ham are yet out. Other union operatives who did not strike will work out their notices. President Erwln of this mill noti fied them that no union men would be em ployed and gave them two weeks" notice. Union operatives at the Pearl mills at Dur ham have decided not to strike for ,the present. Vnion organizers have gone from Durham to Haw River to organize the operatives in former Governor Holt's mills. They have been Quietly at work on this movement in North Carolina mills for months. The movement ostensibly was In augurated by New England labor unions to get all the operatives In southern mills in the union. ^ L. G. BOHMRICH THE FAVORITE. Probable Choice off Wisconsin Demo crats for Governorship. MILWAUKEE. Wis.. August 21.?Demo crats of Wisconsin meet here tomorrow to nominate a state ticket. Clark L. Hood of Lacrosse will be the temporary presiding of ficer. It Is probable that Louis G. Bohmrlch of Kenosha will be chosen to head the ticket unless a radical change takes place during the proceedings. Enough delegates have been elected and Instructed for Mr. Bohm rlch to insure him of the nomination. The populists will meet In state convention on the same dayt and some talk of fusion of the two parties has been Indulged In. Populist leaders, however, express them selves against the nomination of Bohmrich, and In case the Kenosha man heads the ticket it Is likely the populists will nomi nate an independent ticket, with A. A. Worrley of Racine at the head. The Kansas City platform will be In dorsed and the primary election law plank offered two years ago will likely be re peated In the resolutions. * SERVED WITH MAXIMILIAN. Death off Frederick Koetlg in City off Mexico. CITY OF MEXICO, August 21.?Frederic Koetlg, a native of Austria and one of the surviving members of the entourage of Emperor Maximilian, is dead in this city, aged sixty-seven years. He was one of the six #cav ? lry officers selected' by Empress Carlotu as her escort on public occasions. Latterl: he held the rank of captain in the Mexicai army and was much esteemed by President Diaz, whose hunting expeditions he always organised. Christian Bsdeavoreri Ball for Home. SOUTHAMPTON, August 21.?The North German Lloyd steamer Ailer, which sailed from this port for New York this afternoon, had on board 500 returning Christian Ed deavorers. CONGER'S MESSAGE Extracts F rom Telegram Beceived Last Night Made Public. LAST EFFORT AT EITBEMUATIOH ? | He Does Not Yet Know Where Imperial Family Is. TWO VICEROYS' REQUEST The meeting of the cabinet at 11 o'clock today centered attention on the Chinese question, as it was known that the govern ment had received an Important message from Minister Conger and communications and advices from many sources which would occupy the attention of the President and his advisers. Early in the day the Chinese minister arrived at the State Department and delivered a formal request from the viceroys of Nanking and Hunan that the emperor and dowager empress be not sub jected to indignity and humiliation, and giving assurance that if this was done they would continue their work of maintaining quiet in the empire south of Pekin. Already the European powers had re ceived this appeal, and there had been an exchange between the governim-nts on the subject. The French government was ready to answer that the persons of their majes ties would not be violated, and it was be lieved this would be the general course adopted. There was also the application of the Chinese government, made yesterday through Li Hung Chang, for the appoint ment of Minister Conger or some other commissioner to negotiate for the cessation of hostilities and a general peace. Reply to Li Hihik'm Appeal. It developed further today that Earl Li had signified his intention of leaving Shang hai for Pekin as soon as he could hear from the powers. The official statement was made just prior to the meeting of the cab inet that the reply of the United States to China's application would be one of the main questions to come before the cabinet. Although the nature of the reply was not made known, it was still considered as cer tain that it would in effect reject China's overture because of the failure to comply with the American demand of August 12. The officials were desirous, however, of re fraining from conjecture, and stated that when the government's attitude was made known it would be by a formal announce ment, giving both the application of China and the response of the United States. Late Advlee* From Conger. But much more Interesting and important than the diplomatic maneuvering was the knowledge that the cabinet would have be fore it full and late advices from Minister Conger. It became known early in the day that a message had been received from the American minister at Pekin. It came last night, but pending its consideration by the cabinet both its subject and text were withheld. It nevertheless opened a wide field for conjecture and formed the basis for many speculative reports. As the message did not come through Minister Wu, it was evident that the government was receiving communications direct from Minister Con ger. Besides the Conger message the State De partment had heard from Consul Fowler at Chefoo, but this message related to tech nical routine affairs, and was not made public. Today's application of the Chinese vice roys is in effect a request that the Chinese sovereigns shall not be made prisoners of war. It is said that the powers are author ized, under the rules and practice of inter national law, to accede to this request or not, as they may deem best. The request is not one of right, but its granting is de pended entirely upon what the powers may consider best for their own interests. It is an established principle of interna tional law that "members of the enemy's royal family, his chief of state and his diplomatic agents are liable to capture, even though they may not be actually engaged in hostile operations. Their position makes them so important to the enemy in the con duct of his war that they cannot be treated as ordinary non-combatants." In the present case there Is well-grounded belief that the sovereigns, especially the , empress dowager, have been instrumental in directing hostile movements, and Minis ter Conger's advices have stated that the Imperial forces were besieging the lega tions. Kxtraot? From the Telegrum. Shortly before noon the State Depart ment made public extracts from a tele gram received last night from Minister Conger, it was given in the following of ficial statement: UNITED STATES LEGATION, PEKIN, (Undated), Via Chefoo, August 23. Received U:50 a.m. Secretary of State, Washington: Saved. Relief arrived today. Entered city with little trouble. Do not yet know where imperial family Is. Except deaths already reported, all Americans alive and well. Desperate effort made last night to exterminate us. Mitchell. American sailor, and a Russian and Japanese wounded; Ger man killed. Advise Woodward, Chicago; Conger, Des Moines; Sims, Council Bluffs; Conger, Pasadena; Porter, Paris. CONGER, By Fowler, Chefoo, August 20. It will be observed that the portions given are but extracts from Minister Con ger's message. It was stated that these portions cover such features of Minister Conger's message as the government do sires to make public at this time. The en tire message was before the cabinet, and the portions not given out doubtless refer to questions of policy and to Chinese inter nal affairs, upon which the minister speaks as the adviser of the government rather than as the medium of communicating ac tual occurrences. Aa to Reinforcement*. The War Department has no information concerning the report from London that additional troops for the allied armies are urgently needed. It this was the case noth ing more could be douc by this government at present. Th<? troops now under orders fpr the far east will continue to go forward, and as soon as they reach Nagasaki It wUI be determined whether they will go on to China or to Manila, the Philippines being the original destination of some of the troops under orders. There are now In China the 9th Infantry, eight companies of the 14th Infantry. Battery F, 5th Artillery, eight troops of the 6th Cavalry and tour companies of the 16th Infantry, the latter having recently arrived. There are now at sea destined for China four batteries of the I 3d Artillery, Company E of the engineers, four troops of the 3d Cfavalry. eight troops of the 1st CRvaJry and six troops of the 9th Cavalry. Besides, there called on the Sher man today four companies each of the 2d, 5th and 8th infantries. Some of the troops at sea should reach Taku within a week or ten days. The kitest arrivals were the four companies of the 15th Infantry, who arrived with General Barry. When General Barry reported from Taku h? announced that he would at once go to the front, and it was expected that the detachment of the l(?th Infantry would accompany him to ward Pekfn. It Is believed that this force will be able to restore the telegraph line, which seems to have been Interrupted. Chinese Mob* at Amoy. The Japanese legation has received a dis patch from the Japanese consul at Amoy, saying that Chinese mobs continue to work devastation in that neighborhood and have destroyed several chapels. Have Left l'ekin. The government has received positive confirmation from official Chinese sources of the departure of the emperor and em press dowager from Pekin. They went westward, but the point at which they are now located was not given. ? THE TTVIN CITIES. Population of Minneapolis! and St. Panl Announced. The census bureau today announced the population of Minneapolis, Minn., as 202,718 and St. Paul, Minn., as 163,632. Following are the official bulletins: The population of the city of Minneapolis, according to the official count of the re turns of the twelfth census, is as follows: Minneapolis city, 202,718 in 1900, against 1W,738 in 18!M>. These figures show for the city as a whole an Increase In population of 37,980, or 23.05 per cent, from 1H00 to 1900. The population in 1*80 was 46.887, showing an increase of 117,851, or 251.35 per cent, from 1880 to 1890. The next city whose census will be an nounced probably will be Philadelphia, the official figures of which will be made pub lic by tomorrow. The census of each of the remainder of the thirty .largest cities in the country, including Boston, St. Louis, Baltimore, etc., Is expected to be made pub lic by the end of this week. ?? ? SENATOR STEWART'S STATEMENT. Expected to lie Fallowed by a Similar One From Senator Joiicm. The statement of Senator Stewart of Ne vada declaring that he will vote for Mc Kinley is received with satisfaction by the republicans in Washington, and his clear statement in defease of the President's foreign policy. It la declared, will have great effect on voters, especially in the mountain and Pacific caast states. It is stated on excelleut authority that Senator Stewart's statement and declaration of i-s Intention to vote the republican ticket this fall will be followed by a statement from his colleague. Senator Jehn P. Jones of Nevada, on the sam?. line. It was stated here today that Senator Jones expects to announce his intention ^within a day or t wo. j GROIND RENT DEEDS. i , r In Maryland Tliey* Are Taxable a* Leases. The commissioner of inlernaf revenue has modified the ruling of Ms office on the sub ject dated August 22, 18S<5>, and "now holds that the form of deed used in the state of Maryland in ground rent conveyanplng is taxa~..e as a lease and not as a deed of conveyance. Aftep an investigation of the subject the commissioner finds that the system prevailing in Maryland is altogether different from that in some other places. The estates created in Maryland by these instruments are leasehold estates and per sonal property, while In Pennsylvania they are'conveyances of real estate descending to the heirs, and not passing to the per sr nal representatives, as in the case of Maryland. Under the former ruling i-e tax on a conveyance where the considera tion was $10,000 would be $10, while under the ruling today thp tax could not ex ceed $1. ; ?- ? ? Personal Mention. Mr. Carroll Purman returned from the west with Senator Thurston and starts now for the coast of Massachusetts. Mr. Claude B. Cooksey, after a sojourn of ten days at Rehoboth Beach, Del., will visit Atlantic City for three weeks before his return to Washington. Mr. John Humphrpy of this city has re turned from his vacation in the mountains of West Virginia. Mr. Maurice D. Rosenberg, who has been In the Thousand Islands, will return to the city the early part of the coming month, visiting on his homeward journey several Canadian cities and Saratoga. Assistant Secretary Spaulding hns return ed to the treasury after a long official trip to Alaska and the Pacific coast. Mr. J. G. MeCreigfct of the quartermas ter general's office, and his sons Howard, Arthur and Valentine, have returned to the city, after a pleasant visit to relatives and friends at Memphis, Tenn. Mr. D. E. Stephan and Mr. W. C. Parker are at the Greenbrier White Sul phur Springs, W. Va. ? > >< Movement* of Naval Ve**el*. The new Alabama sailed yesterday from Philadelphia for New York on her way to the New England- coast, where she Is to have her initial trial trip between Cape Ann and Cape Porpoise the early part of next week. The Kearsarge and the In diana of the North Atlantic squadron sail ed yesterday from Rockland, Me., for Bos ton. They will indulge in target practice en route. The Mayflower arrived at San Juan, Porto Rico, yesterday. The train ing ship Buffalo' haa sailed from Cavite, P. I., for Singapore. The Navy Depart ment has authorized two weeks' repairs on the Albany, now In the'Mediterranean. Action In Litsi Sitter'* Cane. The Navy Department has been notified of the action of tfte retiring board in the case of Senior Lieut, jl. S. Ritter, who has been retired for disabilities incurred in the service. Lieut. Ritter was unable to ap pear before the board 1? Washington, and a special meeting was held at his home in Reading, Pa. Lieut. Ritter entered the service in 1886, and'durlng the war was at tached to the Newark on the Cuban block ade. It was from this -point that his ill health dated, culminating recently in com plete' nervous breakdown. _ Honorably DMeharged. Capt. G. W. S. Stevens, signal officer, volunteers, and first lieutenant, 6th Ar tillery, having tendered his resignation as an officer of the volunteer army and hav ing resigned his commission in the regular army, has been honorably discharged from the service of the TTnlted States. ?>???? Government Receipts. National bank:' notes received, today for redemption, Internal revenue, $709, 143; customs, $S46,ft)B; miscellaneous, $32, 621; expenditure* $|.T1&.000. ? i The flnmnr|- at Manila. General MacArttru* has informed the War Department of the arrival of the trans port Sumner at Manila today. The Sumner carried a portion-of the 15th Infantry, des tined for Chinese Service, as far as Naga saki. there transshipped the troops to the Indiana and then proceeded on her way to the Philippine* AT THE WHITE HOUSE Li Hung Chang's Request for a Peace Commissioner Denied. DECIDED AT THE CABINET MEETING Not Certain There is a Responsible Government in China. THE HAVANA UNIVERSITY Li Hung Chang la to receive an answer to his proposition for the appointment of a commission to discuss the question of peace. This answer states that the United States will be unable to consent to the appointment of such a commission until it is aware that there Is a government in China with which this government can deal In the matter of making terms of peace. The wording of the note to LI Hung Chang will be diplo matlc, but In substance it will be that there is now no evidence that a government of any kind worthy the name exists In China. More Grave Than Ever. The answer to Li Hung Chang, together with a dispatch ihat had been received from Minister Conger, was discussed at the cabi net session, with the conclusion stated. The cabinet regards the situation In China now as more grave than ever before. The Presi dent and his cabinet virtually regard the country and its millions of inhabitants as an enormous, headless affair?without knowl edge of what it wants or intends to do, but capable, by reason of its enormity and strength, of being dangerous to those who are attempting once again to warp it into shape fit to know and recognize its duties to the world. The flight of the empress and emperor. If the latter Is alive, has apparently left China in a state of chaos. The empress harei't the strength, through herself, the viceroys, or the remaining troops, to re store order. She has virtually abdicated and left the situation to care for itself. If this Is the case the civilized countries have before them the great proposition of estab lishing a government or seeing that one Is established. No Government Exlit* In China. There has been grave fear in administra tion circles for many weeks that virtually no government existed in China. That im pression has been steadily gaining ground since, and the conclusion Is now almost unanimous that China is without a govern ment. Prior to the present troubles It had been practically nothing, in the viceroys Is vested most of the power of China. Their appointment is due to the central govern ment, but there has been nothing to pre vent their doing as they pleased toward that government. If the little government that ever existed at Pekin has been under mined by the rioting, or went over to the rioters, then that leaves a great empire without a responsible source, and the civil ized world will be compelled to remain at Pekin uiftil a government of some kind is established?until a stable government Is established. In fact. Too far ahead, and too grave. Is the (|uestlon of what that govern ment shall be and of what It shall consist. The President virtually takes the position that China must prove that she has a gov ernment capable of keeping its promises and keeping the peace hereafter before he can enter into negotiations. He has no knowledge of what he is negotiating with. While he looks upon Li Hung Chang a? a great and eminent Chinaman, he does not know that Earl Ll is the chosen represent ative of a government capable of dealing with another government. May Remain in China. Should the final position of this country be that China Is without a government tht United States Is then committed to remain ing In China until a government Is made and unti! the vast empire Is again running smoothly. In that respect this country will again be identified with Europe, whose obli gations will be equal In giving the world a responsible government in China. The many questions to come up before a stable government could be put in operation are appreciated, but the President feels that he has a duty to perform anil that he can not shirk this duty owing to Immense work ahead. The matter of Indemnity Is now far away. Indemnity, in the shape of cash at least, cannot be had when there is no government capable of making a sound guarantee of payment. It is too well known that China has no money now. Whatever cash would be demanded by this country would have to be paid In the course of years. This coun try does not care to have the promise of an alleged government that will break the promise a few years after It is made. It I wants assurance that a sound government Is yet standing or can stand in China, and I It must have this assurance before It con tinues negotiations other than those carried i on by the force of arms, as at present. The Havana I'ntveralty l'rntext. Dr. J. A. Frlas, a prominent Cuban, was at the White House today and left for the [ President a memorial from the professors of the University o'f Havana and repre l sentatives of scientific societies of Cuba protesting against orders issued by Gen. Wood for the reorganization of that insti tution. Accompanying the memorial was a 1 letter from Dr. Frias, who is an attorney, a professor in the university and former mayor of Cienfuegos, Cuba. In his letter to the President Dr. Frias I says that the reforms made by Gen Wood are unanimously opposed by Cubans. He urges that Cuba should be allowed to look after her own schools, just as each state in this country has that right. "Cuba should be left to reorganize her university by herself," he says. He sees no hurry to change conditions in the university. Dr. Frias says that Gen. Wood has ig | nored the "vested right of nearly fifty Cuban teachers, professors who entered the university by means of competition or had been in their chairs more than twenty years." He asserts that the importance of the university has been lowered. He says that a proof of the sentiment of Cuba is found in the fact that the only request made of the President by the 1,400 teach ers who were in Washington a few days ago was that he revoke the orders of Gen. Wood and allow the Cubans to manage the institution themselves. Representative Taylor a Caller. Representative Taylor of Ohio was at the White House today and had a talk with the President. Mr. Taylor represents the President's district in the House, and the Ohio campaign will be opened in that dis trict at Youngstown, on September a Mr. Taylor is perfectly confident of republican success In the country this year. Of Ohio, he said: "There Is nothing in the state that is unusual. It Is going to give Its usual majority for the republican ticket. Im perialism will not reduce the republican majority. It will cut no figure to speak of. If there are any Germans in Ohio whose souls are vexed by the ghost of imperialism and militarism I don't know where they are. The Germans in Ohio are Americans and are Just as firm In their convictions as other Americana." > ? Exportation From Cuba. According to a statement made today by the division of customs and insular affairs, War Department, the total exportation from Cuba through the port of Havana for the seven months ended July SI, 1900, was *10,flea006, as against *16,796,971 for the same period of last year, a decrease of 99a36& MAY IGNORE STEVENSON MANY POPILISTS WAST CANDIDATE OF THEIR OWN. Proapecta of Harmony in Meetlatc of National Committee Not So Good Now. CHICAGO, August 21.?The latest reports received here Indicate that the populist na tional committee, which is to meet in this city August 28, may not be as harmonious as predicted when the executive committee was in session here early in the month. The meeting is called for the purpose of selecting a candidate for the Vice Presi dency. When Mr. Towne declined the nom ination of the populists it was generally supposed that Mr. Stevenson would recelvo the populist Indorsement by general con sent. The correspondence whl^h has taken place among members of the national com mittee of that party since the executive committee meeting in this city ten days ago make it plain that this result, while appar ently still probable, will not be accomplish ed without a struggle. Indeed, It is under stood that many of the leaders of the party are strongly urging that the committee shall name an independent candidate. Those who t^ike this position include a ma jority of the officers of the national com mittee, among them being Chairman But ler and Treasurer Washburne, who are pro nounced in their views. Vice Chairman" Kd mlston is also said to incline toward the opinion that wisdom demands that the populists have a candidate of their own In ! the- field. Secretary Edgerton is credited | with being the only officer of the organiza tion who is friendly to the indorsement of Mr Stevenson's candidacy. Mr. Stevenson's friends claim that Edger ton is working effectively in their behalf. The best canvass of the committee they have been able to make causes them to feel hopeful of the result. Still, those now com mitted to this course are considerably below a majority in numbers. Senator Butler and others who agree with him'contend that it will be suicidal for their party not to have a candidate of their own political faith In the field. They also hold that unless there is a populist candidate for second place many populist votes will be driven from Mr. Bryan. The national committee has full power to act in accordance with the instructions of the Sioux Falls convention, and it is pre sumed that its decision when made will be final. MISS MAI DE SMITH IXJI RED. Fell as She Got Off the Train In Rochvllle. Sj>eclnl Dinpntch to The Evening Star. ROCKVILLE. Md? August 21? Miss Maude M. Smith of Washington, who is spending the summer in Roekville, met with a painful accident at the Baltimore and Ohio depot here last evening in cross ing the railroad tracks. As she alighted from the Washington train which reached here about 8 o'clock she stumbled and fell heavily. Her head was cut in several places, and she also sustained injuries to her knees. No one noticed her fall, and she lay on the track unable to move for half an hour or longer. She finally succeeded in attracting the attention of a colored man who happened along. He went to her assistance and carried her into a near by house and a physician was summoned. Miss Smith had not been in robust health, and consequently suffered considerably from the shock. Her injuries, while pain ful, are not regarded as serious. FIGHT IN WEST VIRGINIA TOWN. Four Men Shot liy Drxperadori in Street Eneounter. WHEELING. W. Va.. August 21.?La?t night at Hundred, in Wetzle county, this state, four men named Condy proceeded to visit the various resorts of the town. In an altercation with an officer they knocked him down and beat him badly. A posse of citizens appeared on the scene, but were fired upon by the desperadoes. The posse fired back, shooting and captur ing three of the Condys. The other escaped and is still at large. Among the persons in jured are: William Haught, shot through the arm. Newton Roberts, shot above the ear. E. Vanhorn. shot in the arm. Charles Tennett. shot in the leg. FARMERS IN CONVENTION. Nntionnl ('oncremi Asaenittlea ut Col orado SprlnKM Today. COLORADO SPRINGS. Col.. August 21.? The farmers' national congress will assem ble in this city today, and a large number of delegates from various sections of the country have arrived. The visitors will be welcomed by Mayor J. R. Rob!nson on the part of the city. Today's speakers will in clude Gen. B. P. Clayton. H. J. Redd'ng of Georgia, F. L. Whitmore of Sutherland. Mass., and Prof. Elwood Head of Cheyenne. Wyoming. TO RANSOM ARTHI'R VENVIM.E. Citizen* of Portland Raise a Parse pf faoo. PORTLAND. Ore., August 21.?A fund of $300 has been raised in this city for the ransom of Arthur Venville, the brave young apprentice who was wounded In Lieuten ant Gilmore's boat at Baler, Luzon, in April of last year. He is the only one of Gilmore's party who has not been account ed for, and it is thought that he is held captive by the Filipinos. Venville's mother is a resident of this city. ANARCHISTS STILL DETAINED. Chief Haien Says They May Not Be Liberated Soon. NEW YORK, August 21.?Chief Hazen of the United States secret service, said today that he should see Commissioner of Immi gration Fitchle of this port during the day In relation to the detention of the two al leged anarchists, Moresca and Gulda. He thought it possible the commissioner might have something to say later. He believed it likely that the men would be detained for come time. Chief Hazen said he had not seen the anonymous letter sent to United States Consul Byington of Naples, in which the writer claimed to have overheard Mo resca say to another Italian that he was coming to America to kill President McKip ley. ARNOLD ORDERED EXTRADITED. Son of Sir Edwin Moat Stand Trial in England. SAN FRANCISCO. August 21.?Julian Tregenna Blddulph Arnold, son of Sir Ed win Arnold, has been ordered extradited to England by United States Commissioner Heacock on the charge of embezzling over $80,000 of .the estate of John Thomas Don ville Taylor. Arnold had already been or dered extradited on two charges, and will be given a hearing on still another charge. Coatless Man at a Party. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. CUMBERLAND. Md., August 21.?Miss Mary O. Gsasnes, popular young lady, last night gave a party In honor of her birthday anniversary which was unique in that all the gentlemen guests were welcome In shirt waists, and all so appeared. Danc ing was one of the diversion* of the even ing. V THE STAR BT MAIL, Persona leaving the city for aaf period can have The Star mailed to them to any address In the United States or Canada, by ordering it at this office. In person or by letter. Terms: 13 cents per week; 25 cents for two weeks, or 50 cents per month. Invariably In advance. Sub scribers changing their address from one Post-office to another should give the last address as well as the new on* LOSS OF TEN MILLION Estimated Effect of Forest Fires in Colorado and Wyoming. STILL BURNING IN MIDDLE PARS Ranchmen There Fear Their Homes Will Be Destroyed. RAINS IN SIERRA MADRE DENVER. Col.. August 21.?Ten million dollars' damage is estimated to be the re sult of the forest fires in Colorado and Wyoming. This estimate was made by C. E. Wantland, general agent of the I nion Pacific railroad. According to that official, the loss on timber Is only a com paratively small item. Mr. Wantland said today: "In many places the fires are spreading over almost bare country, land where there is nothing but young growth, which might have made the forests of ten and twenty years hence if it had not been for these fires. "Land Avhich could have been sold for homes because of the pleasant surround ings will now for years not be worth much. The vicinity of OK nwood Springs and such places, where the tourists resort, will be much affected In a commercial way. be cause the scenery will be Impaired." In Middle Park the fires are burning so fiercely that ranchmen are beginning to fear that Jhclr homes will be swept away. A dispatch from Saratoga. Wyo., says the fires In Sierra Madre range have been checked by rain. VICTIM OF STORM'S Fl'RY. Several Prritoni* Injured tit Richmond, Ind.. I.nat Mr In. RICHMOND. Ind.. August 21.?During a wind storm last night several buildings were unroofed and the triumphal arch of the street fair was blown down, Injuring several persons and creating a panic among the hundreds of persons In attendance at the pageant. The injured: Elsie Busna. struck by flying timber from triumphal arch, right arm broken. George Demorest. struck by falling arch, right shoulder dislocated. Charles Gundmark. crushed under arch, right leg broken. Frank Schultz. crushed by falling arch, internal Injuries. Elsie Pogeno. Japanese performer, crush ed under falling timber. Internal Injuries. STORM AT SHEBOYGAN. WIS. Nearly lOO RnllillntfN Destroyed, bat >o LItm Lant SHEBOYGAN, Wis., August 2L?A re count of the buildings wrecked here In the tornado yesterday shows that first reports were considerably exaggerated. Neverthe less, nearly 100 buildings wpre destroyed, and the monetary losses foot up about tlOO.flOO. The most remarkable feature of the storm is that not a life was lost. Most of the wrecked buildings were frame af fairs of small worth. Reports from the north show that the storm originated at Marinette and followed the line of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad south to Oshkosh. There it veered to the eastward and spent its fury on Lake Michigan. While it did considerable dam age all along its track, it was most severe here. The width of the storm was about half a mile. It did not move close to the earth, only touching at wide intervals. EI tvb t Shocked by I,in lit ill hr. PORTSMOUTH. Ohio, August 21.?Four dwellings were struck by lightning last night, eight inmates being seriously shock ed. Two of the dwellings were burned to the ground. A number of barns were struck and stock and other property dam aged. PHKFGRKGi) IJK ti ll TO PRISON'. Will in m Pittmun of l.iiKiuixiiort, Ind., llttitK" Hliunelf. CHICAGO. August 21.?A special to the Chronicle from Loganspurt, Ind., says: To help his son escape arrest and sure conviction on the charge of forgery, Wil liam Pittman of Burnettsville allowed him self to be introduced as "Dan Witters," a wealthy cattle buyer, and then signed the lntter's name to his son's note in the pres ence of Sam Closson, a money broker of this city. The son was finally caught in his forging business, and the presence of the old gentltman In the deal came out. He promised to pay by Monday, sr.d early in the morning went out in a shed and hanged himself. He left a note savin* that his son hail caused it all. The latter !?? in JefTersonville prison serving his time, and was notified today of his father's death. The old gentleman preferred death to prison. SEEING SIGHTS IN GOTH A M. Cuban Teacher* Vl*lt Grant'* Tomb and Columbia I ulverwlty. NEW YORK. August 21.?The Cuban teachers started out early today to see the sights of the city. They were collected from the transports by the iron steamboat Taurus, which took them to Recreation pier, at the foot of West 120th street. As soon as the visitors were got into proces sional order they were marched to Grant's tomb. Tlie procession was headed by a de tail of police. ?From Grant's tomb the pro cession went to Columbia University, and thence along Riverside drive. LAWS FOR PHILIPPINE CITIES. Commissioners Will Frame a Bill as Soon as Installed. MANILA, August 21. ? The Philippine commissioners, when installed on Septem bei 1. will consider a bill for municipal organizations. General Otis' municipal scheme, as modified, Includes provisions re garding la,nd taxation and a civil service bill empowering the commission to make appointments by a system of civil service advancement, by which It will be possible for the incumbents of the lowest offices, through efficient service and competitive examination, to attain positions at the headB of departments and under secretary ships. The heads of the civil service depart ments are empowered to discharge em ployes for cause, but are powerless to till vacancies except through the regular path of promotion. The commission's executive sessions will probably be open to the public. Still Hot la St. LobIi. ST. LCJIS. Aug. 21.?Intense heat, which has prevailed here for several weeks al most without Intermission, continued today with apparently no prospect of cessation Two deaths and eleven prostrations were reported as the result of yesterday's high temperature. Stesauhlv Arrivals. At New York?Spaarndam, from BottM* lam; Sardinian, from Glasgow.