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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. ELEVEXTII yeah. A TASTE OF WAR Internationals Encounter an Obstruction HEAVY ALLIED LOSSES An Earnest of the Difficulties in the "Way to the North Capital-The First Official Information of the Start of the Relief Porce Eus-so-Gennanic Declaration of War Against the Empire. Washing-ton, Aug. 6. The announce ment reyvived through Hear Admiral Remey and Commander Taussig of re ported heavy fighting on the river be yond Ti, n Tsin was news of interest in the Chinese situation. Little doubt was expressed at the navy department that the news was substantially correct. It is probable a later report may reduce the list of casualties among th. inter national forces, but it is- evident that the move on Pekin is at least fairly un der way and that strong opposition has been encountered. The war department, which has been, ri'ticcnt for several days as to news from the seat of war, adinitled-toda-when the naval dispatch s were re ceived that the announced battle was not unexpected. The opinion anions the various officials now in Washington Is somewhat divided as to just what, is presaged by today's events. The more optimistic are inclined to think that such a severe blow as the Chinese must have received at Pe Tsang will result in a speedy disintegrati. n of the forces now opposing the march of the international column. In line with this prediction, it was prophesied that the Chinese govern ment would find means to send min isters from Pekin under escort and thus ( (stave off the advance upon the capital. "n the othvr hand a number of offloeis -in a, position to judge equally well, held that the fight at Pe Tsang was only the beginning of a strenuous re sistance that would be continued to the gaUs of Pekin or beyond. It wa urged in support of this vfcw that the Chinese had a hundred men to lose against one of the rilies: that they were well armed with modern guns and had apparently an abundance of am munition. It Is stated that much apprehension exists among those conversant with oriental affairs at the reapiearance in Pekin of that rabid and anti-foreign fanatic, Li Ping Heng. It H under stood that his appearance In Pekin af fairs may have had something to dp with the Shanghai rumors of Li Hung Chang's suicide. It is certain that with LI Ping Keng and Prince Tuan in con trol of the do facto government In China, a religious war of dervish-like ' fanaticism probably will be waged against all foreigners, and frienjs of more liberal Chinese statesmen nre ex cevdingly anxious as to their fate un der the Tuang Li regime. THE MISSIONARIES PERIL. Always Threatened by the Anti-Foreign Sentiment. Berlin, Aug. !. The C rman foreign office announces tonight thai it had no Chinese ntws and that It Is doubled whether the advance of the allied force? from Tien Tsin had begun. The Lokal Anzelg-.r published an In terview with Dr. Zaker. Its special China corespondent, had with Li Hung Chang til Canton on July S. Earl Li told the correspondent that the Boxers would not rebel and were loyal 1o the royal house. This movement, he ex plained, was directed chiefly against the native Christians who had been using international protection to op press the Boxers. With reference to the missionaries he said: "It l my firm conviction that the missionaries are always in danger, for the relations betwven the Chinese pop ulation and f- reigncrs have been the cause of nearly all troubles and will al ways continue to be." Earl Li went on to say that the Chinese tmtred of for i igners had been Increased through tho action of the powers, particularly in th seizure of Kio Chou. which he de scribed as "an exorbitant penalty for a couple of missionaries." Tteferring to the murder of Bat-on von Ketteler. the German minister at Pekin. he gave positive assurance that neither Prince Tuan nor any oth r member of the government knew of the intended killing, and he also declared that Baron von Ketteler was not murdered because he was a German, but because a for eigner: in a word, he was a victim of the Chinese hatr- d of foreigners. "The Chinese government is not strong enough to put down the Boxers." 6ald Earl Li, "but the thought of ac cepting assistance from the powers to put them down Is extremely ivpugnant to the government." In reply to a ques, tlon as to who was at the head of the central government, he said It was ad ministered by Prince Tuan, in the name of the emperor. WHAT WILHELM MEANT.- It Was Not the Annihilation of the Chinese. New York, Aug. 6. Andrew D. White, United States ambassador to Germany, was a passenger on board the Putsch land, which reached her dock today from Hamburg. Mr. White raid that Emperor William's speech to the sol diers who were going to China was generally misinterpreted. "He n':ver meant," the ambassador said, "to tell them to give the Chinese no quarter. Nobody so understood his speech until some French pap;rs put that construc tion upon it." "Is there any talk of partitioning China in Germany?" Mr. White way asked, "Oh. no; this trouble will never ter minate In such a way. The war will end in the allitd powers dictating terms to China." Asked what he thought of the cabled report that Russia and Germany would declare for war co-jointly against China, Ambassador White said: "I think it is very likely both countries have the same cause for war and both would have a common cause for act ing togeth.' r." THE ALLIES CHECKED. The First Official Story of the Advance. London, Aug. 7. (3:40 a, m.) "The advance of the allied forces commenced today." cables the British consul at Tien Tsin under the date of August 4. This is the first official information re ceived here that the attempt to relievo Pekin has begun. It is accepted as cor rect. The British consul does not men tion any fighting, but the Shanghai c rrespond. nt of the Daily Mail, tele graphing Sunday, says: "The Pekin relief column is rcportec to have suf fered a chec k. The Chine.-. are said to have adopted the Tugoki tactics, and after Several hours of lighting to hav retreated." This is the only message received in London this morning bearing out the reports of Admiral Remey and Com mander Taussig regarding an engage ment at Pe T.sang. USE FOR USELESS ARTILLERY. Washington, Aug. 6. The war de partment is in receipt of a dispatch frlnn General MacArlhur announcing that he has shipped additional artillery supplies to Taku for us? in the Chinese campaign. These supplies includo sev eral Catling guns and the remainder of the howitzer siege train from Manila, which up to date, has remained use less in the Philippines cn account of bad roads. THE EARLIEST WAR STORY. Washington, Aug. .6 The following cabk grams have been received at the navy department: Che Foo, Aug. .6 "Bureau Navigation, Washington: The British consul reports unofficially, an engagement at Pe Tfang on Sunday morning. The allied loss in killed and. Wounded was 1.200, chiefly Russians and Japanese. The Chinese are re treating. TAUSSIG.'' "Che Foo, Aug. G. "Bur au Navigation, Washington: An official report, believed to be re liable, says about IC.00O allies heavily L.igaged the Ohin.se at Pe Tsang at daylight of the fifth. REMEY." TROUBLE ABOVE. Paris, Aug. G. The French consul at Chung King telegraphs under date of August 3 that the situation is becom ing more serious on the upper Yansr Tie Kiang. LI IS SICK. London. Aug. 6. The anti-foreign power again has the upper hand at Pekin. According to reports emerging from Li Hung Chang's lodgings at Shanghai, his baggage is packed ready for his departure for Pekin, but it is added he has applied to the throne for twenty days' sick leave. FATAL DISAPPROVAL Loudon, Aug. 6. A dispatch from S! .inghai. da.teil August 6. says it is rumor d that Viceroy Yuan Shi Kai, governor of Shang Tung, who disap Sroved of Prince- Tuan, has been killed. WERE STANDING OUT. Wasliingtm. Aug. 6. The position of the United States diplomatically re mains unchanged. The government w ill not consent to the removal of min isters and foreign, rs from Pekin until there is fret communication by the powers with their ministers. There seems to b no doubt about the safety of the ministers at I'ekin for the present, and that they will remain where tiiey will be able to protect them selves and will not be induced to accept any oft rs of the Chinese government to escort them f) VIen Tsin until they have had. communication with their governments. MAY' BE NEEDED IN THE EAST. Washington. Aug. 6. A dispatch has been I -ee-ived at the Japanese legation here from the Japanese foreign ol!lc announcing that the governn nt of Japan had prohibited for the present the emigration of all Japanese labor to the L'r.ited States and Canada. A KENTUCKY ELECTION. Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 6. The special elections called by Governor Reckha n in the senatorial districts of Boone, Campbell. Henderson and Union and Woodford legislative districts is being held today. The result of this election, which is to fill vacancies in the legis lature, may be the calling of a special session of th.i legislature in September. PIICENIX, ARIZONA, BRYAN GONE TO HEAR About the Result of Kansas City Convention Democrats From All Over the Coun try Gathering at Indianapolis to Inform the Candidate of His Nomination. a Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 6. W. J. Bryan left for Chicago this evening en routo to Indianapolis to receive the notifica tion of his nomination. The Bryun party will be joined at Chicago by Sen ator Jones, Adlai E. Stevenson and a number of prominent Illinois demo crats. Tomorrow's meeting of Mr. Bryan and the party leaders will be made the occasion for a conference to settle upon the Bnyan itinerary follow ing the Indianapolis gathering. HOW HE WILL BE RECEIVED. Indianapolis. Ind., Aug. 6 Elaborate arrangements have been completed for the reception of .W. J. Bryan and his party upon their arrival in Indianapolis! tomorrow evening to attend the noti fication meeting on Wednesday. The: train will be met by Mayor Taggarr, John W. Kern, democratic candidate for governor: Chairman Martin of tliej state committee,, and other leading! democrats. The escort to the Grand Hotel will be formed by delegations from the Marion county democracy, the Cleveland club, the Tammany club, the German democratic clubs, and the citizen's reception committee. Carpen ters and decorators are busy today working on the platform and grand stands that are being erected in Mili tary park for the notification exercises on Wednesday afternoon. The candi- dates and other distinguished visitors will be escorted tn the park from the, hotel headquarters by the local demo-' cratic organization. Clubs from Chi cago. Cincinnati and other cities will! alto be in line. According- to the present plan the ex- eicises will commence at 1 p. m. and last three or four hours. James R. Richardson of Tennessee will make thj first speech, notifying tha presidentl-.il candidate of his nomination. Mr. Bryan will follow with his address of acceptance. Then Governor Thomas of Colorado will notify Mr. Stevenson and the latter will speak. It is not thought that Governor Thomas and Mr. Steven son will occupy more than an hour. No persons except the candidates, the speakers and members of the commit tees are to have places op. tile platform, which is to be thirty by fifty feet in dimensions. Few visitors have arrived so far, but by tomorrow night it is expected that the capacity of the hotels will be put to a test by the inpour of democrats from all directions. Besides the candi dates and national committeemen ther will be many other party leaders in at tendance. Mayor Carter Harrison will head the Chicago delegation. Senator Daniel of Virginia has reserved rooms for a delegation of Virginians and lar- parties are also expected from lllinoi;s, Ohio, Iowa. Michigan. Pennsylvania. New York, and from all of the south ern states. Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. 6. In accordance with Mr. Bryan's expressed wish there was an entire absence of demonstra tion on the part of Lincoln people when he started on the trip to Indianapolis today. At several stations along 'he route he shook hands with his admir ers, but made no speeches. o ATTACKED THE BARKEEP A Futile Attempt to Hold Up a Williams Saloon. Williams. Ariz., Aug. ti. (Special). Three bandits entered the Mint saloon last evening, armed t the teeth, and attempted to hold up Buck Smith, the barkeeper. Smith was too quick for them and got the drop. Several miners were present, who assisted in compell ing them to retreat. Later they tried to hold up DeForest and two others, but were unsuccessful. The officers arrested three of the men today, who gave their names as Torn Dwyer, Jolin Casey and Jack Grady. They are held for the grand jury with out bail. GROCERIES GO UP. Chicago. III., Aug. G. Tho raise ii prices of many household articles, which was agreed upon by the Retail Grocers' association, here about two weeks ago, went into effect today. By the new schedule of prices sugar is ad vanced 1 cent per pound; nearly all grade of teas have been raised 3 cents; and coffee costs the consumer 20 per cent more than it did last week. The prices on many other articles have also bee n raised ill about the same propor tion to those named. The only reason the dealers offer for having advanced prices is that they simply want to get more tor their goods, and from appear-, anc-cs hose who us li.msi.hni.i uu, ' - " 1 ' 1 ' 1 o have no recourse. TROOPS FOR CHINA. San Francisco, Aug. 6. Preparations were completed 'at the Mare Island navy yard today for sending another i large detachment of troops to China from -this port and the advance of those here will sail in about two weeks if transportation facilities are such that they can be moved. The transports at the yard will be repaired in a few days and the troops will be started at the earliest possible moment. 'Of the ves- sel-s just chartered to take the soldiers to China two are of American register,) four of British, and one Norwegian. TUESDAY MORNING, Eight other American vessels have ' been called for by this government for transports. They have a total registry of 32.242 tons, which the United Stales expects to use in sending Americ an sol die! s to China. They are the only ones available for transport duty. To get steamships in the east and send troops by way of 'the Suez canal would take from forty to forty-five days. Going by way of the Pacific coast the trip can be made in about one-half that time, cr at most four weeks. NATIONAL LEGISLATORS. Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 6. In response i.o an invitation extended by the Lake Carriers' association this city is today entertaining members of the committee on commerce of the United States sen ate and the committee on rivers and harbors of the house of representatives. They are guests of the Merchants' Ex change. They will inspect Buffalo's water front. United States Engineer Major Thomas W. Symons will point out the improvements made by the fed eral government for the betterment of navigation. The government has ap propriated over $.1,000,000 to improve the city's water front within a few years. The members of both committees are interested in seeing what has been ac complished. They will look into the advisability of constructing a dam for the governing of the levels of lake Erie. They proceed up the lakes Thursday to inspect the various har bors as far as Duluth. FLUTTERING OF WHITE WINGS Great Gathering of the New York Yacht Club. New York, Aug. 6. This was an un usually busy day for the members of the New York Yacht club and their friends. From an c irly hour this in li n ing the waters in tlu vieinitv of Glen. Cove were dotted with th-.; pretty winged yachts th.it were rendc zvous- ing for the annuel squadron cruise vf the famous club, whi.-'n is t America what the Royal Vaeht Squadron is to Great Britain. This 'year's outing promises to eclipse anything in the. past. White the cruise piopor will rot I begin until tomorrow, when the fleet will get under way at Hun:.ingto:i Bay for a run (o Morris Cov. the: gathering today is the initial an J all -important, step in the cruise, a meeting to lie held this afternoon on board the flagship be ing an import.-).!:: feature While the itinerary of the cruise is all settled, t he meeting of the captains this nft-Tnimn is necessary to officially in lorso (he programme. The latter is as follows: Tuesday, squadron run from Hunting ton Bay to Morris Cov.. Wednesday, Morrfs Cove to New London. Thurs day. New London to Newport. Friday. Newport to Vineyard Haven. Satur day. Vineyard Haven to Newport. Sun day the squadron will remain at anchor at Newport. Monday, raecs off New port for the Astor cups. Tuesday, linal meeting of the captains on board the flagship at noon. During the cruise there will be the usual races for the Owl and Gamecock colors, and a race for launches. THE DEMOCRATIC BARREL It Is a Big One and Will Be Freely Tapped This Year. San Francisco, Aug. fi. Former United States Senator Charles A. Faulkner of West Virginia, who is vis iting friends here, is quoted as follows: "The democratic national committee will make a very earnest fight this year. It has more money at its com mand than it had four years ago and it will make it very interesting for our friends of the other side. Its hope of carrying Indiana and ossih!.v Illinois and Michigan is mounting higher. Im perialism will be the issue. The silver question has pretty well dropped out of running. The parties cannot make the issues. They are made by the force of events. A party may put free coin age of 18 to 1 in its platform but I doubt if any speaker at the present time could entertain an audience for half an hour with a discussion of the silver question. After imperialism, the trust question will be the great FUbject of discussion.' TOWNE WELCOMED HOME. Duluth. Minn., Aug. 6. Hon. Charles A. Towno, who was nominated for vice president by the populist party, re turned to his home here today. He was royally received by his friends and neighbors and escorted from the depot o his residence by a procession and brass band. He will remain here only a few days, when he will start for the east to begin campaign work in that section. FIRE AT WILLIAMS The Big Lumber Company Had a Close Call. Williams, Ariz., Aug. (i. (Special.) A fire broke out this afternoon near the Saginaw and Manistee Lumber com pany! c-au?ed by sparks escaping from the company's furnace. Th; heavy wind from the west rendered it almost im possible for th-i fire companies to con trol the flames. Several dwelling. were destroyed beforo the fire was ex tinguished. A RULING OF PHILIPPINES. Judge Taft's Commission to Assume Charge September 1. Manila. Aug. 6. On September 1 a Ammisinn headed bv Judee Taft wilt become the legislative body of the Phil ippines with power to take and ap propriate insular moneys, then estab- lish judicial and educational systems AUGUST 7, 1900. THERE'S NO OTHER WAY To Secure a Permanent Water Supply That Is Why Superintendent W. B. Creager Is in Favor of the Flan Proposed hy the Republican. Other Arguments. "I am an advocate of governmental storage of water, but I can readily un derstand that there is no chance of se curing government aid in time to ben efit the present generation, and in con sequence I am enthusiastically for The Republican's plan," said Mr. W. B. Creager, superintendent of the Phoenix schools. "To save my life I could not imagine how any reasonable excuse could be offered against bonding the county. We have waited long and pa tiently for private enterprise to come unaided and give us a plentiful supply of water, and il seems certain that such a result cannot be hoped for. It docs not surprise me to s.e that prac tically all the ranchers are so strongly in favor of the proposition. Another such drouth as we have just experi enced would ruin many a man In this valley and I cannot see how any fur ther chance can be taken on such a contingency, and am fully satisfied that If every rancher in this valley would look into the plan, each and every one would put his shoulder to the wheel and push along the project. So far as I can learn the opposition to the idea is led by a clique of men whose sole object is to gratify personal spite. I am sure that if not to a popular vote the prop osition would carry by an overwhelm ing majority. There should be no time lost in getting action on .he plan. The business men. through the board of trade, or otherwise, should take up the matter and hurry it through."' A few days ago The nepuuucan, printed an interview with Henry E. ' Slosser on the subject of bonding the county for the encouragement of res ervoir construction. Mr. Slosscr was not in entire accord with the project,, but the arguments he urged against it; were c onditional. He did not believe j water storage could be secured in any other way and he had no objection to bonding. He feared, though, that storage reservoir would be impracti-' cable on account of the tendency to "fill up." Speaking on this subject. more recently Mr. Slosser said : a can see no risk to the county in this plan f The .Republican's. The men who are expected to put up the capital for this e nterprise will have this matter of filling up settled beyond a doubt be fore they go into it. If they are satis fied and go ahead they will know what they are doing. If they are not satis fied, they will do nothing so the county would be no worse off than before." Continued Mr. Slosser: "Most of the arguments I've seen or heard against The Republican's plan are really argu ments in its favor. For instance, the claim Is made that the farmers are against it and they ought best to know what is best for them. That is not so. Any man of sense, farmer or not, knows as well is any other man that we need water. A few days ago I read an article written by a farmer in which he admitted that the town people were in favor of the bonds, and he intimated that the town and county interests were opposed. If the town is In favor of the bonds let us have them for the greater expense will fall on the town. Here Is another thing water storage can not benefit the town without bene fiting the farmer. The farmer would naturally be benefited first. The ad vantage to the town would be indirect." Superintendent S. M. McCowan of the Indian school is a most hearty en thusiast in the water storage plan and is heartily in favor of voting for bonds for the purpose. Colonel McCowan is in San Francisco at present but will be home Friday. This week's issue of the Native A:reriean, the Indian School paper, says: "The proposition to vote $500,000 in aid of the Tonto basin reservoir propo sition is receiving considerable atten tion on the part of the people of Mari copa county. The presumption is that a bond issue of this character will hasten the construction of the reser voir. Certainly the people cannot af ford to leave a stone unturned in order to secure an abundant water supply. It looks very much as though they will have to depend on themselves and pri vate capital to secure the desired end and the Tonto Basin project is the cheapest and most practicable of any mentioned. . It would pay Maricopa county to make an outright donation of $"00,000 if by doing so every ac re under the existing canals would be furnished with plenty of water. ALABAMA. DEMOCRATIC, Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 6. A general election for state and county offices and members of the general assembly was held in Alabama today and a large majority was returned for the demo cratic ticket, headed by William J. Sanford, who will be inaugurated gov ernor on December 1. PLUMBERS OF THE COUNTRY. The Annual Convention of the Associa tion. Newark, N. J., Aug. 6. The annual convention of the United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Steam Fitters, which opened in this city today is likely to be made memor able in the history of organized labor by the consideration and adoption of several measures of a radical nature. The Chicago delegation, one of the larg est in the convention, has come pre pared to use all of its influence to have ''it TGAIvordJrrm T f PtArtDevt J Jrrot Congress. the convention order an assessment of I 50 cents on each of the 16,000 members i of the union in the United States and I Canada for the benefit of the members affected by the great building trades strike in Chicago. The same delegation will also urge the adoption of a nation al boycott on all Chicago plumbing supply dealers who have supported the Chicago building trades' council during the lockout. o FOR THE GOOD OF THE STATE. Springfield, 111., Aug. 6. Corporation counsels and city attorneys of Illinois are gathered here in convention today for the purpose of forming a state or- j ganizaiion ana to aiscuss a iiuinoer ui questions of particular interest to their profession. It is expected that the con vention will formulate changes of the special assessment law of 1S97, to be submitted to the next session of the general assembly with a view of modi fying some of the objectionable features of the law. Among other subjects slat ed for consideration are .municipal ownership of electric light plants and water works, and the legality of long term city contr ts. HANGING OF REED. Luray, Va Aug. 6. Grant Reed, the negro, who was convicted of the mur der of his wife and father-in-law At Haywood, in Maelison. county, was hanged here yesterday. Reed was twice sentenced to death, but obtained a new trial, the first time from the su preme court. His last application to that tribunal was refused. DIES AT A DINNER. Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 6. Just as she was seating her seven guests at a pri vate dinner party last evening Mrs. Katherine Smith fell forward uncon scious. The physicians who were sum moned could not restore her, and 3he died this morning. ATHLETES MEET. Maspeth, Long Island, N. Y., Aug. 6. The International Athletic club grounds opens tomorrow at the race course with a fine list of athletes present from all parts of the country. Many athletes from England, France and Canada will also take part In the races and ath letic sports. PHYSICISTS MEET IN PARIS. Paris, AJg. 6 The International Con gress of Physicists opened in the Bal ance of Congress today. It will continue until August 12. Men of prominence from all parts of the world are present. THE MURDER OF A GIRL. Bradenburg, Ky., Aug. G. Anna Brunton, ag;l 17, was brutally mur dered last night on her way to church. Jesse Durham, a mulatto, was arrested on suspicion. ARRIVAL OF THE SHERMAN. San Francisco, Aug. 6 The transport Sherman arrived from Manila at 1 o'c lock tonight. She has not yet passed quarantine. THE FEVER AT TAMPA. Tampa, Fla., Aug. 6. There were no developments In the fever situation. REVIEWED BY MILES. Mount Gretna. Pa., Aug. 6. General Nelson A. Miles reviewed Pennsyl vania's militia today. ARIZONA BANES Statement of the Comptroller of the Currency. Washington, Aug 6. (Special.) The statement of the condition of the na tional banks of Arizona at the close of business on June 29, as reported to the comptroller of the currency shows the average reserve to have "been 43.55 per cent against 42.33 per cnt on April 26: loans and discounts, increase from $1,444,303 to $1,469,532; stocks and se curities, increase from $138,702 to $153, 452; due from national banks, not re serve agents, from $01482.23 to $98,871; due from state banks and bankers, from $77,824 to $..",442; due from ap proved reserve agents, from $678,920 to $655,493; gold coin, increase from $193, 635 to $230,130; total specie, from $210, S06 to $269,779; lawful money reserve, from $286,404: to $322,104: due to other national banks, from $11,213 to $9,957: due to state banks and bankers, from $45,S63 to $62,905; individual deposits, decrease ftvm $2,32S,242 to $2,273,426. Pensions have been granted as fol lows to residents of Arizona: Original George Bagnall, Jerome, $6; George U. Kellogg, Prescott $12; George Wiel. 1 jmbstone, $8; John Lugden, Prescott, $6, Patrick Fitzgerald, Yuma, $8; Nor man S. Hitchcock, Jerome, $6; Joshua E. pricey T mpe, $8; Emma J. 'Bates, Florence, $.8: Juana Sanchez, Solomon ville, ;.'8; John Martin, Stanton. $8. BASE BALL. Record of Games Won and Lost Yesterday. At St. Loiis St. Louis, 3; New York, 0. At Indianapolis Buffalo, 5; Indian apolis, 4. At Cincinnati Boston, 4; Cincinnati, 1. Second frame Boston, 4; Cincin nati, 3. j At Pittsburg Pittsburg, 7; Philadel phia, 3. ' At ChiAigo Chicago, 8; Brooklyn, 7. 'SVOIj. XI. NO. 80. BOER PEACE PLAN A So-Called Conciliation Scheme Exposed BY SIR ALFRED MILNER Project Gotten Up With an Ap pearance of Fairness and Com promise Designed to Give the South African Republics All They Could Have Gained by a Suc cessful War. London, Aug.. 6. An important Blue? Book relating to South Africa was pub lished by the colonial office last night. It consists of a large mass of dispatches and other documents bearing dates be tween December and June last. Some of the documents throw a rude light on the working of the pro-Boer "conciliation" movement and reveafa its connection vith Dr. Leyds; and in others Sir Alfred Milner records his opinion of the movement. The dossier includes a telegram, found at Bloemfontein, which was sent by President Kruger to Mr. Steyn last January. The president stated that "a certain E. T. Hargrove, an English, journalist about whom Dr. Lcyds form erly wrote that he had done much In. Holland to work up the peace memorial to Queen Victoria," had called upom him. v "He says he has come," wired Mr. Kruger, "from Sauer and Merrknan (members of the then Cape ministry), who are ready to range themselves openly on our side and to make propa ganda in Cape Colony provided an offi cial declaration is given that the re publics only desire to secure complete Independence." Sir Alfred Milner had this document brought to- the notice of Merrs. Sauer and Merriman, who both, flatly repudi ated having given Mr.Hargrove au thority to speak for them, and dis avowed the views attributed to them. Mr. Hargrove, on being asked for ex planations, made a shuffling statement which Mr. Schreiner described .n "labored, lame, and unsatisfactory." The premier, with the concurrence of the high commissioner, proposed to Messrs. Sauer and Merriman that the whole correspondence should be pub lished. Mr. Merrlman's reply was curi ously hesitating. He had no objection to publication, but thought it would do no good, but would only add fresh fuel to the flames of political strife and "give the politicians a morsel of that sort of scandal which they dearly love." As for Mr. Kruger, he loyally ful filled his part of the contract, as shown by a draft letter to Mr. Hargrove, ob viously intended for the widest pub licity and plentifully enriched wills those pious allusions which character ize all his utterances. "He thinks," wrote the president to Mr. Steyn, "that a great propaganda, can be made in Cape Colony whereby influence can be brought to bear again on the English people and the world." adding somewhat sadly, "I myself do not expect much result." His anticipa tion was prophetic. In an admirably reasoned dispatch to Mr. Chamberlain dated June 6. Sir A. Milner dealt with the so-called "Peo ple's Congress," held at Graaf Reint at the end of May, among the delegates to which was Mr. Hargrove. "I do not know to what extent the 'conciliation' movement may have at tracted attention in England," he wrote, "but I am bound to inform you that in my judgment, whatever may be the extent of its Importance (as lo which I do not feci at all sure). !t makes for mischief and mischief only. "The term 'conciliation' is a curious misnomer, as the leaders of the move ment, wjth the exception of Mr. Har grove, are drawn exclusively from the more extreme members of the Afrikan der party, while its programme consists of a direct negative to the policy of her majesty's government, and its argu ments of abuse of that policy and of all its principal representatives." The high commissioner next draws attention to the fact that "a very un pleasant and characteristic feature of the 'conciliation' movement is the threat to boycott the English in com mercial relations. THE METAL MARKET. New York, Aug. 6. Copper, quiet; brokers'. $16.00; exchange, $16.50; cart ing, $15.25. CHICAGO HEAT. Chicago, Aug. 6. Ther was on death from heat today. - k . four of Britis A.