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The Hvtdlng Star Newspaper Company*
S. H. KAUPFMANN, Prea't.
N?w York Offtot 111 Triksne Building.
Cklasto Of ft t?i B*;c? BalUlnf.
L*ad?a Oflicai Trafaltar BalUlsgi. Trafalgar Sqaara.
Lieut. Governor Galled to Preside
Temporarily at Saratoga.
Formidable List of Speakers <to
Make Addresses Tomorrow.
SARATOGA. N. Y.. September 4.?A tele
gram was received today from former Gov
ernor Frank S. Black Baying that he would
make the speech nominating Benjamin B.
Odell. Jr.. for governor tomorrow. This
makM the list of orators for tomorrow's
session of the republican convention Include
Theodore Roosevelt. Chauncey M. Depew,
Fra:ik 9. Black and N. Stranahan. Senator
Depew Is now here and Governor Roosevelt
Is expected this afternoon.
The only discussion before the conven
tion met at noon was over the trust plank
of the platform, and It was thought the
party declaration on this point might give
the committee on resolutions some work
to do.
TIk- convention, which Is to nominate a
full state ticket, was called to order soon
after noon by State Chairman Odell, who Is
to be nominated for governor. Lieutenant
Governor Woodruff, who is to be renomi
nated. was chosen temporary chairman by
Mr. Woodruff spoke In part as follows:
Clialnunn WootlrnCT* Speech.
Mr. Woodruff in opening said the republi
can party Is the giant instrument for the
attainment and maintenance of high politi
cal ideals. The republican party Is more
than the instrument of republicans, said the
speaker. "It is the ever-renewing hope of i
others. Since the democracy of Seymour, I
Tilden, Cleveland became the prey of the !
popullstic fanaticism and vagaries of dream- I
ers supplanted the doctrines of statesmen j
the republican party has become the home
?f many thus driven from the household of
their ancient faith. They do not look for
us to renounce republicanism; they do not |
ask us to become democrats; nor do we in- j
sist that they shall become republicans. !
Either as allies or republica-ns we welcome
them for the countp-'s good.
"The people of this state believe in honest
money: they believe in the protection of
American industry and labor; they believe i
In the establishment of the independence of
Cuba, a sound government in Porto Rico
and the Philippines and the protection of
our people in China. They believe in the
suppressing of unlawful combinations of
every character."
Referring to the money question Mr.
Woodruff said that should Mr. Bryan be I
elected it would be within his power, and
his duty In view of his platform, to pay the
Interest and principal of the bonded debt in
silver. The tpeaker declared that free
trade had always been the fundamental
principle of democracy. "The attempted
subordination of sound money and protec
tion," he continued, "to the 'paramountcy'
of so-called 'imperialism* cannot retire these
issues from the campaign.
"No Such Tliintr na Imperialism.
"The absurdity of "Imperialism' is that
there Is no imperialism. The republican
party simply stands for the establishment
In the Philippines and Porto Rico of such
government as it gives to Its own people.
If that Is imperialism, then the republi
can party Is Imperialistic. Our opponents
may call it imperialism, or even piracy if
they please, but the republican party will
hot be swerved from the line of its duty,
nor will the people be fooled by so trans
parent a device. Is he an intruder and
'usurper of inalienable rights' who has res
cued helpless children from wild beasts
that orphaned them? Does he deprive them
pf liberty because he fosters and protects
them until they are able to care for them
selves? The man who denounces our work
of rescue and the establishment of a just
and generous government In which the in
habitants shal! have the largest participa
tion of which they are capable, and who
undertakes to base that denunciation upon
a phrase of our Declaration of Independ
ence. is an insincere and base perverter of
that immortal document."
Mr. WoodrufT denounced the attitude of
the democratic party on trusts as hypocriti
cal. praised the republican state adminis
tration and closed with a eulogy of the na
tional republican tl-cket.
Mr WoodrufT arraigned the officials of
New York city for their alleged connec
tion with the ice trust. References to Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt were greeted with
loud applause.
At the close of the county chairman's ad
dress the usual resolutions for permanent
organization, etc.. were adopted, and a re
cess voted until i p.m.
Lemuel E. Quigg of New York was nrnde
chairman of the committee on permanent
organization. M. A. Daly of Kings, chair
man of the committee on credentials, and
John Raines of Ontario, chairman of the
committee on resolutions.
A subcommittee of five was named by the
resolutions committee and it was" an
nounced that the full committee would pass
on the platform about 0 o'clock.
W. J. Ilrjnn Makra a Ilrlef Speech at
/.aaearllle, Ohio.
CAMBRIDGE. Ohio, September 4.?Mr.
Bryan found several hundred people await
ing him when he arrived at Zanesville early
thls morning. The train carrying him to
his destination in West Virginia made a
five-minute stop at that point and, in re
sponse to repeated calls for the presidential
candidate to speak, he appeared on the
tear platform of the sleeper.
Mr. Bryan declared laughingly that he
could not shake hands and make a speech,
but came near doing so, for he grasped a
largo number of outstretched hands, and
while doing so proceeded to make a brief
talk to the people who stood eagerly wait
ing. The speech waa informal and was
frequently applauded. After recalling his
visit to Zanesvllie in 1NP6, at which time
he said be was compelled to climb up the
fire escape in order to get Into the hall
where he was to speak. Mr. Bryan said:
"We are in the midst of another cam
paitjn and you are to have your part in the
Settlement of the questions which are at
issue. In every campaign several Issues
gre considered, but some one Issue must be
?aramount in the mind of each person. In
his campaign the democratic party be
lieve* the question of Imperialism to
inost Important. The party stands wh^re
It did in 1KXJ on the money questii?n, but It
believes that the form of government Is
more Important than the kind of money,
kin] Imperialism attacks the principles of
government. In saying this we are not In
dulging in prophecy. The Porto Rlcan bill
aitserts the doctrine that the Porto Rlcans
are beyond the protection of the Constitu
tion. Never until within a year has any
party asserted the doctrine that the flag
could be carried to places where the Con
stitution could not go."
At Cambridge Mr. Bryan also spoke to a
good crowd. He suggested a number of
questions to be put to republicans.
Sfayoar Vataa Wr?"k ?? His DeSi.
NEW YORK, September 4.?Mayor Van
Wyck returned to his duties this morning
after a month's absence.
The mayor is working on his answer to
the oharges before the governor in connec
Jlon with his dealings with the American
ce Company and has two weeks more to
tnlak Ms answar.
Kccrelnry of Interior Enjoined Froi
Collect tnic Tribal Tax In
Indian Territory.
CHICAGO, September 4.?A special to the
Record from Vlnlta. Indian Territory, wiys:
"In the United States court, Judge Jo
seph A. Olll, rendered a decision In the
case of W. O. Rogers against George Wright
et al., officers In the Interior Department,
restraining the Secretary of the Interior
from enforcing the collection of the tribal
tax in tho Cherokee nation. W. O. Rogers
Is a merchant and has large stores at three
places In the Cherokee nation. The tribal
law provides that each citizen of the Chero
kee nation selling merchandise shall pay a
tax of one-fourth of one per cent on all
Invoices of goods received by him for sale
In the Cherokee nation.
The Curtis law abolished the tribal courts,
and the Secretary of the interior, through
?the Indian police, sought to enforce the col
lection of the tax from Rogers. The Pol^e
seized the store of Rogers and the offi
cers Of the Interior Department were en
joined from further interfering with the
stores. The temporary injunction was to
day made perpetual. The court, in his opin
ion, said: ?
?'Congress has parsed an act forbidding
the enforcement of tribal laws In the I. nited
Slates courts and to hold that the becretarj
of the Interior, without due process of law,
can close the business of an Indian trader
or collect the traders' tax from an Indian,
Is to hold that he has absolute, unqualified
and undisputed autocratic sway over the in
tertrade of the Cherokee nations."
fears That They Will Have to Snr
render to Boer?.
LONDON, September 4.?From Maseru,
Basutoland, a dispatch of yesterday's date
"Commandoes under Fouril, Grobelaar,
Bemmer and Hassebrock, together with two
hundred of Theron's scouts, are Investing
the British garrison at Ladybrand.
"It Is reported that the troops have al
ready burned their stores, and it is feared
that they will be compelled to surrender.
"General Hunter Is hastening to their re
A Pretoria dli>patch of today's date says:
"General Baden-Powell started for Cape
Town on Saturday."' _ , D .
Under date of Saturday last, Lord Rob
erts reports from Belfast:
"I have today issued, und>?r her majestj s
warrant of July 4, proclamations announc
ing that the Transvaal will henceforth form
a part of her majesty's dominions.
Under today's date a Cape Town dispatch
"The communication today to the assem
bly of Lord Roberts' proclamation announc
ing the annexation of the South African
republic, which will hereafter ge known as
the Transvaal, was greeted by the opposi
tion with silence and by ^the ministerialists
with prolonged cheering."
vaal, Sunday. September 2.?Gen. Builer
today reconnoitered the Boer position in
the mountains overlooking Lvdenburg.
Gen Botha and 2.<M?0 burghers had pre
viously joined the forces holding the pass.
The Boero opened with three long Toms,
and fired continuously all day long. The
British had few casualties.
Spread of I)i?ea*e In fila?KOW
Steamer From There.
GLASGOW, Scotland, September 4.?A
bulletin issued by the medical officer of
Glasgow this morning shows that an addi
tional plague case has been reported. The
total is now thirteen; doubtful cases, three;
under observation, 13.
NEW YORK, September 4.?The steamer
State of Nebraska arrived today from Glas
gow and reported all well on board. How
ever. as she came from a plague port, she
was held at quarantine for examination. It
is expected that her passengers will be re
leased some time this afternoon.
President Murphy of the New York city
health department said this morning that
he had no fear of Infection from the bu
bonic plague. Every precaution known to
science has been taken. Ships from in
fected ports are subjected to the most
rigid Inspection. No passenger not within
half a degree of the normal temperature
will be allowed to land without going to
the detention hospitals.
LONDON, September 4.?A report was
current today that two cases of the plague
had been discovered in the vlcintly of the
London docks, but the medical officer,
when questioned on the subject, said he
knew nothing about the matter.
Over Hundred l)el?*itnte? Expeeted to
Attend Tomorrow.
NEW YORK, September 4.?Acceptances
of invitations to the third party conven
tion to meet in this city tomorrow to nom
inate candidates for President and Vice
President now insure an attendance here of
more than a*hundred delegates.
Among those who are likely to take an
activc part in the convention are Wm. Ev
erett of Massachusetts; Chairman T. M.
Osborne of New York, Henry W. Lamb of
Massachusetts. Louis R. Erich of Co'orado,
Francis P. Nash of Massachusetts, Flske
Warren of Massachusetts and Paul Fuller
of this city.
From Kentucky, where the managers ex
pect a number of fights for the control of
congressional districts, there will come as
delegates J. H. Joubert, E. Spears Haveley
and Prof. R. H. Dorn.
Judge Wm. R. Hough and Ralph G. Wells
are expected from Indiana. Among others
Representative A. B. Farquhar and Charles
J. Hlller will represent Pennsylvania, and
Colorado sends six or seven delegates, In
c'uding Wm. J. Palmer and Louis It.
Ohio Regiment Gives Baek Color*
Captured In Battle.
COLUMBUS. Ohio, September 4.?The col
ors of the 30th Louisiana Regiment, cap
tured by the 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
during the civil war, were returned to a
committee of the survivors of the Louisiana
regiment at the reunion of the 40th Ohio
Volunteer Infantry at Worthlngton, a sub
urb of Columbus, today. The flags were
captured at Ezra Court House, Just out
side of Atlanta, Ga., and have been in the
rello room of the state capltol here for
many years. Governor Nash was present
and participated In the exercises.
President's Address Will Deal With
Pending Legislation.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., September 4.? ]
The convention of the United States Post
Office Clerks' Association spent the morn
ing session in acting upon credentials, and
this afternoon will hear such reports as the
national officers have to make regarding I
the membership and financial standing of
the organisation and also recommendations
from the president.
The president's address will deal largely
with toe legislation pending in Congress
touching on the salaries and grading of
I poet offloe clerks.
No Material Change at Pekin Re
Final Action of All Not Expected
for Several Days.
Mr. Cor.ger has been heard from again,
his latest advice being dated at Pekin on
the 30th. This message was received last
evening, so that It came through inside of
four days. Preceding dispatches have oc
cupied a week in their transmission from
Pekin, according to the estimate of the
State Department, so that Mr. Conger's
message marks a distinct betterment of the
means of communication. Beside, it In
cludes the date of dispatch, something, the
department has been trying ineffectually
to have included for many weeks. The sup
position is that this particular message
came down from Pekin to Tien Tsin by
courier, and was put on the wires either at
that po'.nt or at Taku. Acting Secretary
Hill deciddd to make no statement as to
the contents of the message beyond the
simple one that Mr. Conger's communica
tion did not mark any material change in
the situation in Pekin.
Powers Will Address Hnssia.
It appears that whatever responses are
to be made by the powers to the proposi
tion to evacuate Pekin are expected to be
addressed to the government of Russia and
not to our own State Department. Of
course the Russian government in turn will
notify the United States government, as
well as all the other governments con
cerned, as to the nature of the responses
Our government has led the way in this
sort of notification, and it has gone further,
in publishing its communications.
Correction of a Misconception.
The disappointment expressed on account
of the failure of all the powers to respond
promptly to the memorandum of the United
States with reference to the Russian com
munication is founded on a misconception.
While some of the powers, two or three,
have responded with communications to
this government, it was not essential for
any of them to do so. The communications
of the powers with reference to the with
drawal of troops properly belong to Russia.
The United States has made no proposi
tion to the powers for the withdrawal of
the troops from China nor has it joined
in the Russian proposition. The communi
cation of th'e State Department was In
reply to Russia, and. because it was sug
gestive to the other powers, it was trans
mitted as a memorandum to our represen
tatives at the several seats of government.
While this communication makes objection
to the Russian plan and suggests an agree
ment between the powers by which Russia
may be induced to modify her policy of
withdrawal, the proper response to this
suggestion would be conveyed in communi
cations from the powers, not to the United
States, but to Russia, and the responses re
ceived by our State Department, while
gratifying, are not demanded by the. cir
cumstances. It is somewhat perplexing to
officials here that the Russian announce
ment of policy should be spoken of so com
monly in discussion as if it were the Joint
policy of Russia and the United States,
whereas the communication of the United
States distinctly objected to the Immediate
withdrawal of the troops, while stating
that we would have to withdraw also it
Russia persisted in doing so.
It is stated that up to the present less
than a majority of the powers interested in
the Chinese question have made response
to the Russian proposal so far as our own
government is advised, and our officials
agree with the general tenor of the Euro
pean dispatches this morning In the con
clusion that final action on the part of all
the powers may not be had for several days
at least.
Thin Government*!! Attitnde.
It is not for the United States govern
' ment to press for any action that would
lead to Immediate evacuation of Pekin, hav
ing already indicated Its belief that a bet
ter settlement could be effected by remain
ing there. But everything now depends on
the action of Russia, the attitude of the
other nations being negative, and if she
does not hasten to carry out her announced
purpose to withdraw the troops the other
governments will probably be content, cher
ishing the hope that in the meantime some
kind of Chinese government can be re
established in Pekin, with which the powers
may negotiate for a final settlement.
LI HonK Chanit'N Attempt.
LI Hung Chang's attempt to secure im
perial warrant for the institution of peace
negotiations through himself and the Chi
nese notables referred to in the European
dispatches is Regarded as a step in the
right direction, while 011 the other -and
some disquiet has been caused by the re
port that the Internationals In Pekin have
been arresting some of the members of the
tsung 11 yamen who were seeking to open
negotiations and re-establish the govern
ment. There is no disposition here to con
done the offenses of any of these Chinese
officials who "may have participated In the
outrages in Pekln, but It Is questioned
whether the present Is an opportune time
to administer punishment.
Dispatch From Chaffee.
The War Department has been concerned
over its inability to either reach General
Chaffee or to get dispatches from him. A
number of important dispatches have been
sent the general which the department is
anxious he shall receive at once in order
to guide his action in the present crisis.
General Barry, who can bo reached at
Taku, was instructed to spare no pains
or expense to forward dispatches to and
from General Chaffee. The department
feels that his views on the situation are
necessary for a correct disposition of the
international questions that have arisen
since the occupation of Pekin.
The War Department today received a
dispatch from General Chaffee. Although
It Is undated it bears evidence of having
beer sent at a recent date.
Hostilities Practically Ceased.
The following is the message from Gen
eral Chaffee In regard to the military situa
1 tlon:
TAKU, China (no date).
Adjutant General, Washington:
Written report of operations up to relief
of legations will be forwarded as soon am
possible. Present conditions are that hos
tilities have practically ceased.
Only occasional shots arc Urad from cover j
on small party repairing telegraph line and
foraging. No considerable body of Chi
nese troops or (Boxers?) discovered here,
or along line of communication. ? ? ? We
hear LI Hung Chang has full power, but
he is not here.
Will United States keep military force
here until terms of peace are arranged?
Troops now In China about 5,000 (effective),
| 6th Cavalry, Light Battery F, 5th Artillery;
batteries 3d Artillery, 9th Infantry, 14th
Infantry, 1,000 marines. I think ample
force for United States unless political rea
son, not apparent to me, demands larger
I force.
! "Shall take five thousands as basis of mv
requirements for supplies. If troops re
main must winter In tents, and conical wall
tents will be required, one tent for ten men.
Escort wagons mentioned In of 18th
will be required immediately. Have mules
for same shipped. No more pack trains re
quired; wagon transportation best.
"Water falling in river rapidly; must
soon haul supplies forty miles. Satisfied
railroad will not be required before river
freezes. CHAFFEE." ~
All the transportation and tentage asked
for by General Chaffee had been anticipated
by the department, and has been shipped?
much of It at Taku?the balance due there
very soon.
A Sen Ink Discovered That Will Dis
appear Inder the Influence
of Acids.
By a long series of experiments the chem
ists of the Treasury Department and the
bureau of engraving and printing have
succeeded in n.aking a "fugitive" ink for
use in the printing of Internal revenue
stamps, thereby stopping the washing of
For over a year the Treasury Depart
ment has been losing thousands of dollars
by the washing of canceled Internal reve
nue stamps. The men engaged in the busi
ness?most of them in and around New
York city?secure canceled stamps of all
denominations, wash them clean In an acid,
regum them and place them on the market
again. A number of arrests were made,
but the washing of stamps continues, with
consequent loss to the government. It has
been estimated In Bome quarters that the
government has lost several hundred thou
sand dollars.
A Punitive Inlr.
Something had to be done to put a stop to
this easy violation of the law, and experi
ments were begun by the blending of Inks
to bring about an ink that would disappear
or change color when it came to contact
with the acids of the criminals, thus de
feating all their plans. The experiments were
successful, and Assitsant Secretary Vander
Hp has ordered that all internal revenue
stamps from now on shall be, printed with
fugitive ink. When the stamp Vajhers begin
work on the stamps hereafter they will find
that a strong acid will completely deface the
stamp, while acids more or less weak will
change the color so that the .stamp cannot
be passed on any one. It Is believed that
the new criminal industry will be com
pletely wiped out.
No change is to be made In the designs
of the stamp, and the color will remain the
same, notwithstanding the composition of
the ink is so different.
Victims of Disease and Dnllet In the
General MacArthur at Manila reported to
the War Department today that the fol
lowing deaths have occurred since last re
Dysentery?August 21, Company I, 22d In
fantry, First Sergt. Henry 8. Booream;
August 20, Company A, 17th Infantry,
Sergt. llelnrlch Groth; August 22, Com
pany F, 32d Volunteer Infantry, John An
derson; July 22, Company E, 47th Volun
teer Infantry, Thomas Henderson; August
27, Company D, 22d Infantry, James Cul
len; August 2!?, Company C, 17th Infantry,
William R. Estes; Company A, 30th Vol
unteer Infantry. John Gertz; August 2d,
Company E, 25th Infantry, Benj. Franks;
August 25, Company B, 37th Volunteer In
fantry, James Manning; July 25, Company
K, 18th Infantry, Joseph C. Pauley; Au
gust 10, Company L, 0th Infantry, George
C. Mautte; June 9, Company G, 40th Vol
unteer Infantry. Ulysses G. McCloud.
Dlarrhoeu?July 10, Company G, 47th Vol
unteer Infantry. Corp. Frank C. Smith; Au
gust 24, Company L, 32<1 Volunteer Infan
try, Sidney L. Coonce; August 25, Com
pany F, 30th Volunteer Infantry, Eldo Del
linger; August 20. Company B, 42d Volun
teer Infantry, Addison E. Knifrer.
Typhoid fever?August 28, Company M.
21st Infantry, Corp. Jnhn W. Mardner;
July 5, Troop C, 11th Volunteer Cavalry,
Edward Carter: June 22, Company A, 45th
Volunteer Infantry. John Olson.
Malarial fever?August 20, Company C,
40th Volunteer Infantry, Charles V. Wig
ley; August 22, Company A, 4'Jth Volunteer
Infantry, Henry Batton.
Pneumonia?August 31, Company I, 48th
Volunteer Infantry, William Smith.
Septicaemia?August 2!t, Company M, 22d
Infantry, Corp. Victor Leroy.
Nephritis?August 20, Company L, 17th
Infantry, William H. Kingery.
Splenitis?August 25, Company B, 37th
Volunteer Infantry, Edward A. Crowe.
Tuberculosis?August 30, Company K, 33d
Volunteer Infantry, Victor A- Pool.
Bright's disease?Company I>, 33d Volun
teer Infantry, George W. Keath.
Variola?August 2ft. Augustus Riles.
Drowned?August 18, Company A, 48th
Volunteer Infantry. John Fuller; Company
K, 48th Volunteer Infantry, James Sanders.
Killed by comrade?August .16, Company
L, 40th Volunteer Infantry, James H.
Killed by native prisoner?August 17,
Company C, 20th Volunteer Infantry, Jas.
T. Bur gey.
Accidental fall-August 22. Company E,
34th Volunteer Infantry, Joseph M. Ryan.
Homicide?August 27* Company I, 25th
Infantry, William A. Weakley.
Suicide, hanging?August 23. Company M,
33d Volunteer Infantry, Joe Marek.
?? -?
He Had Been In the Philippines Less
Than a Year.
The War Department has been Informed
of the death of First Lieut. Baston Bur
chard, assistant surgeon, 40th Infantry Vol
unteers, who died of dysentery September
2, aboard the transport Grant at Nagasaki.
Lieut. Burchard was a native of Osage
county, Missouri, entered the service as as
sistant surgeon in the 5th Missouri Volun
teers May 4. 1898, and was honorably mus
tered out In Novepber of that year. He
received his appointment as first lieutenant
and assistant surgeon. 40th Volunteer In
fantry, August 17. IftOO, and served with his
regiment at Fort Riley, Kani, up to October
of last "year. when he embarked with his
regiment for the Philippines.
? e ? ' ?
Retire of- Gen. Lee.
Quartermaster General Lodlngton Is In
formed that the transport Rawlins left
Havana last evening for New York with
fifty-seven cabin p&saengers, including
Brig. Gen. Fltshogh. Let, commanding the
Eastern Department of Cuba, who has
been granted leave of absence for the pur
pose of visiting his Virginia home to at
tend to some privals business.
No Replies to the Busso-American
Note by the Powers.
Germans Reported to Have Taken
Hill in Imperial City.
LONDON, September 4.?The absence of
news regarding the actual situation of af
faire at Pekln continues as complete as
the lack of authentic Information regard
ing the ultimate attitude of the powers
toward the proposals now before the con
Shanghai reports that an imperial edict
Issued at Tai-Yuan-F*u appoints Li Hung
Chang, Yung Lu, Hsu Tung (tutor of the
heir apparent), and Prince Ohing commis
sioners to negotiate peace.
The unmistakable condemnation of the
proposal to Immediately withdraw from
Pekln, which is voiced from all the for
eign colonies in the far east. Is taken in
some quarters as a forecast of the opinion
which may be expected from the ministers
when their views are obtainable. As al
ready suggested, the Russian proposals are
cajiable of modification, and it Is thought
In well-Informed circles that Lord Salis
bury Is striving to conform tht>m more
closely to the terms first formulated by the
government at Washington.
According to a special dispatch from St.
Petersburg, dealing with the question of
Manchuria, the Russian officials repudiate
ajjy Intention to permanently occupy or
annex Mancburir.. The dispatch adds that
Russia will claim no territorial concessions
provided the other powers refrain from so
doing and expresses the hope that the ques
tion of Indemnities can be settled by uie
co-operation of the allied powers.
Four German warships arrived at Woo
sung September 3.
German Lieutenant's Experience in
Flrat Attempt to Reaeh Pekln.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 4 ?Lieut.
Von Krohn of the German navy, who was
with oneof the relief columns under Admiral
Seymour which made a futile attempt to
rescue the beleaguered foreign legationers
at Pekln in June, has arrived here on the
steamer Doric, much the worse for his ex
perience at the hands of the Boxers. He
lost an eye in the retreat to Tien Tsln, and
is on his way home on sick leave.
Lieut. Von Krohn said it was not until
the relief column started to return that
they learned thoy were being opposed by
the Chinese Imperial troops. He said: "We
were not prepared for a siege campaign,
or we cotild have made it more Interesting
for the Boxers, and, I might add, the Im
perial troops, for it was not until we start
ed on our return that we realized that the
latter were supporting the Boxers. Imperial
troops from Pekln, armed with modern
weapons and apparently well drilled, closed
In on us, and throughout our retreat we
had to contend against tremendous odds.
"Our most eventful incident was during
the night of June 22, when we routed a for
midable body of troops holding a fort on
the opposite side of the river from Chee
Ku. The Chinese soldiers did not Are
until we were within speaking distance.
The fire was galling, but it caused the col
umn to swerve only for a moment. Then
a dash was made. The German troops cap
tured two guns and the English took an
other, and no time was lost in turning
them upon the Chinese, who were soon put
to flight. We were subsequently Informed
that the fort was garrisoned by 8,000 im
perial troops and Boxers."
French Warsblp Stop* Troubles on
the Hanc-Klang.
PARIS, September 4.?The French consul
at Canton, under date of Monday, Septem
ber 8, cables that the French gunboat
Comete has returned to Canton. He adds
that her trip to Swatow (on the estuary of
the river Hang-klang) has had a good ef
fect and has ended the troubles and agita
tion against foreigners which were spread
ing in the region north of Kouang-toung.
The consul also reports that a missionary
was attacked and wounded in the district
of Fat-Kong, 100 kilometers from Canton.
GermanM Occupy Hill in Pekin.
BERLIN, September 4.?An official dis
patch from Taku announces the receipt of
a telegram there from Pekln, dated Au
gust 25, saying the German troops have
taken possession of a hill within the im
perial city.
The dispatch adds that 2.000 additional
Italian troops have reached Taku.
Decoration for Bendemann.
BERLIN, September 4.?Emperor Will
iam has conferred the Order of the Red
Eagle on Admiral Bendemann, command
ing the German squadron in the far east,
for the services he has rendered in China.
A Spanish Commercial Nuiieum.
The Department of State has received a
report from Mr. Herdllska, secretary of le
gation at Vienna, to the effect that Spain
is about to establish a commercial museum
In that city for the display of Spanish
wares. The consul of Spain will act as di
rector. The object of the exhibit Is to
bring about an increase in exports to Aus
tria and foster trade relations with that
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Naval Movements.
The Kentucky, Kearsarge, Indiana, Mas
sachusetts and Texas arrived at Bar Har
bor yesterday. The Prairie sailed from
Portland yesterday on her cruise. The
Bancroft is at Sag Harbor. The Mayflower
arrived at San Juan yesterday. The Wil
mington has sailed from Montevideo on a
cruise. The training ship Buffalo has sail
ed from Singapore for Colombo. The train
ing ship Topeka will leave Boston about
September 10 for Tompkinsvllle, where she
will pick up landsmen and proceed on her
winter cruise.
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A Test at'Indian Head.
The naval ordnance bureau will hold a
test at the Indian Head proving ground
Thursday next of a Carnegie plate, des
tined. to form group two of the side armor
for the monitor Afkansas, now building at
Newport News. The test will be in charge
of Lieutenant Davis of the ordnance bu
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Watchmakers Wanted in Vienna.
The bureau of foreign commerce has re
ceived a letter from Jacques Balog, 1 Sals
gries 0, Vienna, requesting the addresses
of United States manufacturers of watch
es, nickel and gold plated; also of makers
of watch chains, bracelets and necklaces.
Industrial Commission Meets.
The Industrial commission met today for
the first time since their adjournment last
spring. About the 11th instant the com
mission -will resume the taking of testi
mony on the subject of arbitration.
Robert Prlre of Lonaoonlnir* Mary
land, Coined the Term
Rack In 1KM3.
Si>p< lnl PUpatrh to The Kvenln* Star.
CUMBERLAND. Md.. September 4.?Co!.
George A. Pearre, who spoke lit the l^abnr
day picnic here yesterday, wm heartily
received. After he had finished his ad
dress he was surrounded by the laboring
men, who showered him with congratula
tions. Three thousand people attended tb*
Col. Pearre said in part: - The suggestion
of this day as a holiday began as far back
as 1882. In that year the Knights of Labor
convened In general assembly In New York
city. The Central I,abor Union of New
York, an independent organization, con
tained many bodies affiliated with the
Knights of Labor, and this union Joined In
a union parade September 5, when the
knights were In session. The general a?
cembly of the Knights of Labor was in
vited to review tne parade. As the various
organizations passed by Robert Price of
Lonaccrlng, Md., said to the general
worthy foreman of the Knights of Labor.
"This Is Labor day in earnest, Uncle
Dick." Since then this day has always
been referred to as Labor day, so named
by Robert Price of this state and county.
The worklngmen of Maryland, therefore,
and especially those of this county, should
take a deep local interest in the celebration
of this day. It gives you. my friends, an
opportunity to mingle together in social in
tercourse and to discuss with each other
new plans for the betterment of your con
dition and your general welfare.
Labor day Is only one of the results of
many of the well-directed efforts of labor
organizations. By united effort they have
secured the passage of salutary' laws in tne
state of Maryland, namely, the law prohib
iting the employment of children in fac
tories under the age of twelve years; the
law making ten hours of work a day a legal
day; the act prohibiting the use in manu
facture of any goods which are apt to com
municate disease to the worklngmen. ana
prohibiting the employment In factories of
any one suffering from contagious disease,
and requiring in such factories the temper
ature to be not higher than 80 degrees dur
ing certain season of the year, and prohib
iting the employment of worklngmen in
rooms in which light was furnished by ar
tificial means between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.;
the by-weekly pay law; the law giving a
preference over other creditors in cases of
insolvency to labor employes of three
months' wages, and many other salutary
Upon the urgent request of labor organ
izations, national legislation has been se
cured authorizing the incorporation of labor
unions; limiting a day of labor for govern
ment employes to eight hours. The last
House of Representatives passed a bill pro
hibiting the use of convict goods made by
thfi government, thereby destroying com
petition between convict labor and honest
Without organization the laboring men of
the United States would never have been
able to secure the passage of these laws.
Through their organizations they have
made these Just demands upon the national
Congress and the state legislatures, and
have succeeded.
The wisdom of salutary laws Judiciously
limiting the age at which child labor can
be employed Is thereby made manifest. All
other nations are governed by the classes.
The United States is governed by the com
bined wisdont and patriotism of all Its cit
izens. Morality based upon Christianity
and education are the twin corner stones
of the republic. Upon them rest the ends
of the arch whose keystone is patriotism,
and upon that unbending, unyielding struc
ture rests the magnificent fabric of our free
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An Inerense of Over RO Per Cent Made
tn Ten Year*.
The population of the city of Hartford.
Conn., as officially announced today, is as
follows: 1900, 79,850; 1890, 53,230.
These figures show, for the city as a
whole, an Increase in population of 26.620.
or 50.01 per cent from 1890 to 1900. The
population in 1880 was 42.015, showing an
increase of 11,215, or 20.69 per cent, from
1880 to 1N90.
The census bureau announces that the
population of Richmond, Va., is 85,050, as
against 81,3*88 In 1890. This is an increase
of 3,662, or 4.5 per cent.
The census bureau announces that tlio
population of Fort Wayne. Ind., is 45,115 as
against 35,393 in 1890. This is an increase
of 9.722. or 27.47 per cent.
The census bureau announces that the
population of Charleston. S. C., is 55.807 as
against 54,955 in 1890. This is an increase
of 852, or 1.55 per cent.
Naval Order*.
The orders of Capt. E. Longnecker to ex
amination for retirement have been re
Lieut. Commander F. H. Sherman has
been detached from the Montgomery and
ordered to the Bancroft as executive.
Pay Inspector W. J. Thompson has been
assigned to duty as general storekeeper at
the' Puget Sound naval station, relieving
Assistant Paymaster E. C. Tobey. who is
transferred to duty at the Mare Island
navy yard.
Passed Assistant Surgeon C. M. DeVa'.ln,
to the navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H.
Soldiers' Deaths In Cuba.
Gen. Wood at Havana reports the follow
ing deaths among the trops In Cuba: Plnar
del Rio, August 21, Harry F. Frye, civilian
employe, quartermaster department, yellow
fever; 25th, Ellis Wilbur, civilian employe,
quartermaster department, yellow fever;
30th, Viggo Tung, civilian, yellow fever.
Guanajay, 21st,'Charles H. Burnham, de
tachment Troop I, 7th Cavalry, gunshot
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A Market for Cloalc Goods'
Consul Warner of Leipzig quotes the fol
lowing from the Lelpzlger Tageblatt, o"
July 27:
"Cloaks and capes of fries (baize) are
much worn by the country people and sol
diers of Venezuela. The cloth from which
these capes are made Is either red or dark
blue in color and can be purchased almost
everywhere throughout the country. Tills
cloth Is Imported exclusively from Great
Britain. As the demand for these goods is
quite brisk, Venezuela should be a good
market for German manufacturers to dis
pose of some such materials."
Personal Mention.
The following Washlngtonlans are book
ed to sail for Europe on the St. Paul, which
wilt leave New York tomorrow: Copt H.
R. Lemly, U. S. A,; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis F.
Mason and Misses Ethel and Ruth Mason.
Mr. Mahlon N. Haines returned Saturday,
after a tour of Belgium, Holland, Germany,
Switzerland. Franee and the British Isles.
Dr. L. Fleet Luckett has returned from
Asbury Park.
Dr. Charles R. Collins has returned from
Jamestown. R. I.
Mr. Howard Benson Yost has returned to
the city after spending the season at As
bury Park, N. J.
Mr. Edwin P. Willis of tt. Elisabeth is
visiting his family at Routts Hill, Va.
Persona leaving the city for *ny
period can have "The Star mailed to
them to anjr address In the United
States or Canada, by ordering It at
this office. In person or by letter.
Terms: 18 cents per weehj iJS tents
tof twd Weeks, or fin eents per
month. Invariably In advance. Sub
Serlbers changing their addrees from
one Post-office to another ehoutd
give the last address as well as the
ttew one.
A Short Meeting of the Cabinet
The President at Work on His
Letter of Acceptance.
Attorney General OH*** ha* returned to
Washington r.nfl was at the cabinet session
today. Th? meeting was a abort one.
There was not a thing new In th? Chinese
problem, and consequently ho time was lost
In going over that field. The European na
tions are still waiting to fix their positions
as to China. They have before them the
Russian and American views of what
should be done, and It may be a week or
more before all of them will have decided
what they are going to do. This govern
ment has nothing new to propose.
President"* letter of Acceptance.
The President and cabinet talked for more
than an hour on politics. The President Is
rapidly completing h!s letter of acceptance,
and this and other political matters were
discussed. It Is understood the President
will give a great deal of space in the letter
to discussing the money features of the
campaign. He will urge that no chance
should be created to tamper again with
the financial laws of the country.
The letter of acceptance w'.il be ready for
publication before a great while. The Pres
ident is working on it at night, after the
arduous duties of the day are suspended, If
not over, and lays it aside until the next
SatUllrd With Uage Interview.
The letter of Mr. Carl Schurz In reply to
the recent Interview of Secretary Gage in
The Star was referred to. The administra
tion Is said to be highly satisfied with the
good effects of Mr. Gage's interview. It
has. It is said, brought thousands of waver
ing republicans back into line. It is pointed
out that Mr. Schurz saw this and is trying
to stem the turning tide. Secretary (rage
will probably answer Mr. Schurz's letter.
The President'* Departnre.
It has been practically decided that the
President will not go to Canton until he
attends the marriage of his niece at Somer
set. Pa., Wednesday. September lii. The
President will probably go from here on the
11th to Somerset. It is llke-ly that he will
go on to Canton after the wedding iiiBtead
of returning here, but his program in this
respect will depend on the state of public
business at that time.
Invited to a Virginia llarbreae.
The President had a unique visitor today.
He was William Haisiup. a gray-haired
white Virginian with eighty yearB to hie
credit. The President enjoyed the visit of
the old man Immensely, and Is giving con
sideration to an invitation Mr. Haisiup
verbally extended him to attend a barbecue
at Spottsylvanla Court House In October.
For be it known, first, that Mr. Haisiup la
what Is spoken of in the south as a "barbe
cuer" of the first water. To be able to
cook a southern barbecue means to obtain
high distinction and to be loved by all.
"I've bin cooking barbecues since I wns
a boy," said Mr. Haisiup. who came to
Washington yesterday from Fredericks
burg, Va., especially to ask the President
to go down and enjoy the greatest food
man ever had. "Four years ago they paid
me fer cooking an ox an' making squirrel
soup at a barbecue fer that man Bryant,
but I've come to like Mr. McKlnley and
I'm going to vote fer him. I've bin a dlm
mycrat fer fifty or sixty years, but I never
saw slch a change In my life. All up
through Spottsylvanla ther people Is chang
ing and McKlnley will be our next Presi
dent sure. I think Syottsylvania will go
republican this time.
"Did you never tend a barbecue? Well,
we cook a whole ox over a coal fire, kill
some sheep an' shoats an' cook them ther
same way. an 'make squirrel soup. Oh,
yes, squirrel soup Is mighty fine. Ther
iast big barbecue we had one hundred
squirrels cut up in ther pot of soup. We
put onions, pertaters an' lots of good
things in ther soup. We takes some of
ther meat from ther ox an" makes hash.
I jest knows that if ther President comes
down to Spottsylvany to our barbecue he'll
eat ther finest grub he ever had in his life.
I'm ther onlyest man In my county that
can roast a whole ox, an' when ther Presi
dent comes down I'm going to have ther
fattest ox In ther state of Virginny."
CoininlHMloner Evnn? Discovered That
He Had Defective Hearing.
The commissioner of pensions discovered
the other day that he was pensionable
under the law. Not only is Commissioner
Evans pensionable now, but for many
years he could have drawn $?1 a month
from the government for defective hearing.
Tills discovery was made on an occasion
when some pension cases were being dis
cussed in the commissioner's office by the
chiefs of divisions. The proof to establish
defective hearing was being considered.
One of the chiefs of divisions approached
the commissioner from the left with a
watch which he gradually moved to the
commissioner's ear. Mr. Evans could not
hear the ticking of the timepiece until It
was within an Inch of his ear. He was at
or.ee assured that he was unquestionably
pensionable for partial deafness. Mr. Evans
had never suspected that he had any de
fect of hearing.
Army Ordera.
Second Lieutenant John Royden Kelly,
recently appointed, has been assigned to the
8th United States Infantry, and ordered to
proceed to Fort Snelling, Minn., for assign
ment to duty.
The following named acting assistant sur
geons have been ordered to San Francisco
for assignment to duty with troops destined
for foreign service: John L. Burkart, at
Grand Rapids. Mich.; Max. F. Clausius, at
Barrington, III.; Samuel C. Lindsay, at
Sallnevllle, Ohio; Irvine W. Patton. at
Huntsvllle, Ala.; George M. Ekwurzel, at
Philadelphia, Pa.; Charles A. Rosa, at
Leopold, Ind.; Charles L. Baker, at Duf
field, W. Va., and Charles R. Reynolds, at
Philadelphia, Pa.
Acting Assistant Surgeon William J. S.
Stewart, U. S. A., has been ordered to
proceed from Vineyard Haven, Mass., to
Fort Slocum, N. Y., for duty with troops
destined for service In the Philippines. .
Acting Assistant Surgeon Elmer E.
Mansfield, U. S. A., has been ordered from
Wllmer, Texas, to San Antonio, Texas, for
assignment to duty with the 25th United
States Infantry, under orders for foreign
Major C. K. Winne, surgeon, has been
relieved from duty at Fort Crook, Neb.,
and ordered to Fort Porter, N. Y.
Lieut. E. R. W. MeCabe, recently ap
pointed, has been assigned to the 17th In
fantry and ordered to' accompany recruits
from Fort Wood, N. Y? to the Philippines.
Lieut. Louis D. Lawton, 9th Infantry,
now at San Francisco, has been ordered to
this city for treatment at the general hos
pital, Washington barracks.
Lieut. W. D. Connor, oorps of engineers,
at San Francisco, has been ordered to Fort
Totten, N. Y., for duty with the battalion
of engineers.
Major William O. Gambrill. additional
paymaster, United States Volunteers, 'fig
been assigned to temporary duty at Sag
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