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ARIZONA KBPU G ELEVENTH XEAK. rnCENIX, ARIZONA. MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1900. VOL. XI. NO. 93. oraT of o, THE BMC! AN. 22. FORBIDDEN CITY Under Bombardment By the Allied Forces DOWAGEB IS DETAINED Report That She Is Held Captive By Prince Tungede, a Character Not Yet Identified It May Be Yung Lu, the Imperial Commander. Chaffee Heard From. Slight Am erican Losses. Washing-ton. Aug. 19. The navy de partment has received the following cablegram: "Chee Fo. Aug. 19. Bureau of Navi gation, Washington: Taku. Aug. 18. The telegraph line to Ptkin is inter rupted. Frem Information through Japanese sources the empress dowager is detained by Prince Yungede in the inner city, which is being bombarded by the allies. Chaffee reports that he entered the legation grounds on the evening- of tha 14th. Eight were wounded during the day's fighting. Otherwise all are well. REMEY." CHAFFEE'S REPORT. Washington, Aug. 19. From General Chaffee today the war department re ceived official confirmation of the fall of Pekin and 'the rescue of the lega tioners. The dispatch of the Ameri can commander was not long and con tained but few detail?, but the uncon cealed satisfaction with which it ?s received by the officials of iho adminis tration indicated cieirly the anxiety that had been engendered by his pro longed silence. His last communication to the Gov ernment prior to the receipt of today's advices wa3 dated August 11 at Matow, almost thirty miles from Pekin. An explanation of his silence is suggested in the advices receiveJ by the navy de partment today from Admiral Komey, who, telegraphing from Tfaku, on ehe IRth, says the telegraph line bet.veen that point and IVkin Is Interrupted. The cablegram from Admiral Uemey contains some important information not mentioned by G.neral Chaffee. lie; makes the startling statement, on Jap anese authority, that the inner city of Pekin was being bombarded by the al lied forci s. DOWAGER A CAPTIVE. Admiral Remey says also that the dowager empress is detained in the in ner city by Prince Yungede. The ad vices received last night from the for eign office at Tokio, Japan, by the Jap anese legation in this city confirms and amplifies the previous accounts of the capture of Pekin by the allied troops. Mr. Wu said to an Associated Press representative today that he had offi cial advices to the effect that the em peror and empress dowager had gone 'from Pekin to the province of Shen Si, a considerable distance west of the capital city. He had not been ad vis d as to what city they had gone, but said it was probable their destination was the capital cf Shen Si province. The minister believed th-y were en tirely out of danger. The statement that the dowager empress was delayed by Prince YunedL- therefore, gave him little concern, although he expressed some interest in it. He said there was no Chinese prince. Yungede. It is not a Chinese name. It might be, the min ister thought, a Japanese name, but personally he knew of no such person. At the Japanese legation the dispatch of Admiral Remey was read quite na turally with the deepest interest. There, too, ft was said that Yungede was not a Chinese name. N Japanese1 of that name was known to the legation at taches. Their solution of the question raised by the dispatch, was that the name should be Yung Lu. He is commander-in-chief of the Chinese imper ial 'troops, and Is said to have strong, pro-foreign inclinations and sympa thies. CONFLICTING STORIES. No conjecture was offered as to the reason for the detention of the dowager empress by him. Among the Washing ton officials it is regarded as hardly likely that the empress dowager is be ing detained by any Chinese officials. If she is in Pekin at this time, she is thure probably of her own accord. The assertion of Minister Wu, based upon fflcial advices from his government, however, is most positive that she is not in the city of Pekin. While no sur prise was evident at the statement of Admiral Remey that the inner city was being bombarded, some concern was ex pressed lest the final stand of the Chinese troops within what they re gard as the most sacred precincts should prove a very serious affair. Pekin comprises possibly four cilies in one. In extent of area it is about the size of New York city. The four segments of it are the Chinese city, the Tartar city, the Imperial city and the Forbidden city. The last is the "in ner city" mentioned in Remey's dis patch and is the residence of the em peror and is the seat of the imperial court. Nobody is allowed within its massive walls, except by special per mission, of the emperor, or empress dowager. The foreigners who have entered its gates are comparatively few in number. Th? Imperial city is occupied only by the highest Chinese officials and members and attaches of the imperial court Further informa tion as to the rpported bombardment will be awaited with keen interest. FALL OF PEKIN CONFIRMED. Paris, Aug 19. Tha French govern ment has received from several sources confirmation of the fall of Pekin and of the safety of the foreign legations. WOULD POISON YC KENG. Attempts on the Life of the. Chinese Minister in Paris. Paris. Aug. 19. A crime truly Pari sian in its conception was attempted here today, when an effort was made to poison the Chinese minister, Yu Keng, by means of a subtle perfume. It has excited all Paris as nothing else could during these stifling days. Thursday Yu Keng received a letter. It was signed "Julie Czerwinska," and contained some dried flowers, which the writer asked the minister ta accept. The secretary to the legation, Armani di Parma, opened the letter and was j immediately overcome by the deadly odor emanating from the flowers. He fell in a faint. His recovery was accompanied by violent sickness and vomiting. In fact, his condition pres-ented many charac teristics of poisoning, and only by prompt treatment was he revived. At first the police looked upon the signature. "Julie Czerwinska," as fic titious, but such a woman was discov ered and arrested. She was found to be mentally deranged, and it is believed her weak mind was further unbalanced by reading of the horrible atrocities in China. Where she got hen knowledge of poi sons is not known. Arraigned before an examining mag istrate, she rambled in her speech, and told an incoherent story of being the victim of a Polish princess, who vowed to take hideous vengeance for some mysterious wrong done her. presumably by the flower-sending Julie, who is now being carefully watched. The flowers are being chemically ana lyzed, and the secretary is slowly re covering. ESCAPE FROM BOXERS Pittsburg Women Had Thrilling Adventure. Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 19. Miss Char lotte Elizabeth Hawes of Pittsburg, a Presbyterian missionary at Wei Hsein, who. with Rev. Frank Chalfant of Pittsburg and Miss Boughton of New York, all dressed as Chinese, made a thrilling escape over a wall from burn in missionary buildings at Wei Hsein, arrived home today. She was in the midst of the Hoxer troubles and said: "The deaths of Baron Ketteler and the Japanese chancellor in Pekin were horrible, the latter being-buried alive in the sand with his head down., "When the Boxers broke Into the rear of our mission compound we decided to try to escape through the front yard, which was empty. We all started down stairs and through the sitting room. All the Boxers who were in the dining room needed to do right at this juncture was to open the folding doors and they would have had us all, but it seems that God's providence saved us, for the Boxers could not understand how to open the doors, and by the time they finally did get them open we were away. "Mr. Chalfant had a ladder out in the yard on Saturday, This we placed up te the twelve-foot wall, which sepa rated us from the outside. Up we went, and just as we were going over the wall some Boxers who were in the next yard cried out: "The foreign devils are get ting away: kill them, kill them!- But the Boxers who were in our compound were too busy looking things over in Mr. Chalfant's study and examining the boxes of the stuff we had packed and they did not attempt to follow us. "We hid in the ditches and fillds un til dark and in keeping from roads finally reached the German mines a' Fang Tze. The dwellings there are surrounded by a big wall, covered with broken beer and wine bottles, so that the natives could not climb over." DYNAMITERS IN CUSTODY Three Riot Leaders Arrested In St. Louis. St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 19. Maurice Brennan, Fred E. Northway and James Schwartz, former employes of the St. Louis Transit company, were arrested last night on the charge of dynamiting the conduit of the Oliver street cable line at Maryland arid Euclid avenues. Brennan anel Northway f-onfessed and have implicated Schwartz. The police claim the men under arrest are the ringleaders of the clique of dynamiters that have been operating since the beginning of the strike. John Whalen, in whose hall the Eas ton avenue ddivision of the street rail way strikers have their headquarters, was arrested today. It is thought to be the theory of the police that dynamite plots were hatched in the hall. BRENNAN IDENTIFIED. St. Louis, Aug. 19. Maurice Brennan, who is under arrest, charged with be ing a dynamiter, was identified today as one of .the men connected with the blowing up of street cars in the south ern section of the city several weeks ago. Edward Davidson, a conductor for the St. Louis Transit company, made the identification. It is stated that enough is known at police headquarters to justify the statement that the dynamiting of the cars of the Transit company has been done by members of a regularly organ ized committee, under plans formulated by councils held at fixed places by per sons inimical to the Transit company. Members have been chosen to use the dynamite at places and times agreed upon by the committee. The men se lected have been provided with dyna mite and practically compelled to carry out the work as ordered by the commit tee referred to ITS FINANCIAL POLICY Treasury Record of the Re publican Party Will Be a Strong Pillar For the Republican Campaign Managers. The National Credit No Fear of Gold Exports. Washington, Aug. 19. The adminis tration of the treasury department dur ing the last four years will be one of the strongest pillars upon which the re publican managers will lean in the coming presidential campaign. The passage of the gold standard law by congress has been supplemented by a series of steps by Secretary Gage which have contributed not only to strength en the national credit but to prevent the congregation of money in the treas ury at the expense of the market, maintain an adeciuate medium of cir culation, and thereby stimulate and en courage the wave of prosperity due to other conditions. Secretary Gage de cided soon after the gold standard law w: passed that the gold reserve of $150,000,000 required to be set aside s-hould be constantly replenished with gold from the general fund, so long as the latter contained any gold. This policy kept the reserve intact at the even sum of $150,000,000 in gold, and stimulated the accumulation of the yel low metal in the treasury until the amount has gone higher than ever be fore in the history of the country. It has been necessary to take energetic steps on several occasions to prevent stringency in the money market, and further steps of this sort may be re quired during the summer and autumn. Secretary Gage, with the aid of the gold standard law. has, however, al ready put nearly $80,000,000 into the market within the past year, and the present easy condition of money makes it doubtful whether any further meas urcs may be required than those now in'i operation. THREE STEPS TAKEN. The three steps taken within the past year, to keep down the cash in the treasury and return it to the people for use, have been the purchase of 4 and 5 per cent bonds last autumn, the pay ment of differences between par value and present worth in the process of re funding the old bonds into new 2 per cents, which were extended by Secre tary Foster in 1891. When the condi tion of the money market was most serious in New York and the west last autumn Secretary Gage offered, on No vember 15. to buy $25,000,000 in 4 and 5 per cent bonds. The principal of the bonds received under this offer was $19,300,fi50, and the amount paid by the treasury was $21,771,807. The operations under the refuneling law up to August 4, 1900, called for the payment of dif ferences between par value and present worth of $32,000,000. The amount of the old 2 per cents outstanding when Secretary Gage made his recent call for their redemption was $25,364,500. The sum of $6,857,650 of these bonds was redeemed up to Satur day, August 4. but it is probable that nearly all will be received before Au gust IS. when interest ceases under the recent call, or soon after this date. These three steps, therefore, re duced the money in the treasury with in a year about $80,000,000, in addition to the effect produced by increasing the deposits of public money in the national banks. The treasury still has a cash balance of about $150,000.00 exclusive of the gold reserves, but $95,000,000 is in the custoely of the banks for loans to the people during the crop moving sea sons. WHAT CAN BE DONE. Further steps will be taken by Secre tary Gage, if the conditions ef the market require, either to transfer some to the national banks or to purchase outstanding bonds and put an end to the interest which they now draw each quarter from the treasury. A surplus of ordinary receipts last year amount ing to $81,229,776 is likely to swell into a surplus of $100,000,000 for the fiscal year which began on July 1 if business conditions continue favorable. The management of such a surplus is al most as difficult for a finance minister as covering a deficit by the issue of bonds and treasury certificates. The proceeds of the new revenue law, which was passed to meet the expenses of the Spanish war, have run up to more than $100,000,000 and afford considerable opportunity for the reduction of tax ation at the next session of congress if the troubles in China do not subject the country to new and heavy expendi tures. It is not probable, however, that so large a reduction in taxation as $100,000.(100 will be made in any event, since the present rate of revenue is based upon the maximum of business activity and is likely to decline consid erably if a period of depression sets in. Secretary Gage will be able to keep the surplus under control if the money maket becomes stringenit, by purchas ing bonds, but as a preliminary lie would probably suspend the existing offer to deliver 2 per cent bonds for the old classes under the refunding law. The withdrawal of this offer would de prive the bonds of some of their special value to the banks and permit the treasury to purchase them at a fair price. GOLD EXPORTS CAUSE NO ALARM The recent exports of gold have not excited alarm at the treasury, in view of the great stock of the yellow metal in the treasury and banks. The ainountof gold in the treasury broke all previous records early in the present month, and has gone higher almost every day. The total gold held in the reserve fund, the general fund and the trust fund for the protection of gold certificates stood on Wednesday last at $435,565,632. Of this amount $222. 178,973 was the exclusive property of the United States and the remainder was I held in trust, dollar for dollar, against! an equal amount of gold certificates outstanding. The New York clearing house banks held specie, mostly gold, on August 4, to the amount of $176,580, 500. The total gold supply in these two great centers, therefore the treasury and New York banks is upon the face of the figures more than $610,000.OjO. There are some duplications of gfild certificates in the New York bank re ports, but they are many times offset by the stock of gold in the interior banks. It is the opinion of experts at the treasury that the United States could lose $30,000,000 in gold if condi tions should rfsult in a large export movement without impairing confidence or resulting in large redemptions of legal tender notes. The United States is now one of the greatest gold-producing countries of the world, and It is only natural that a part of this gold should find a market in countries which are not producers of the metal. SOUND FINANCIAL POLICY. The success of the refunding opera tions will be one of the strongest evi dences presented by the administration of the soundness of its financial policy. The amount of bonds exchanged reached $325,280,750 up to the close of business on Wednesday last, and, in the opinion of Treasurer Roberts, will reach $400,000,000 during the present year. This is fully up to the expecta tions of conservative judges when the law was passed. The national banks mi i i w. "n fti( nnn : i,. ,i nr iuuui WW. in uw.iub ... j the three classes available for refund- reach the treasury within a year. Thus far nearly all the bonds exchanged have found their way into the hands of the national banks, which derive spe cial benefits from their ability to ob tain more circulation upon a given in vestment of capital and reduction of I the tax when circulation is based on I the new bonds. The net saving to the treasury sets the benefit of disposing of a large block of 2 per cent bonds at par and reducing the annual interest charged by about $6,000,000 per year. The total saving in interest up to the date of their matur ity on the bonds exchanged to August J 1 is $40,232,103, but the payment of $32 072,942 in premiums leaves a net saving of $S,159.161. This estimate of saving, does not include, however, the saving by the reduced interest rate in the many years which the new bonds run j alter the maturity of those feir which they have been exchanged. The net saving to maturity is subject to some deducttons. in the general results to th.;! tor may re-main there and represent the treasury, by reason of the reduction in United States without the fear of a re the tax on bank circulation, but even ' cun ence of the outrages of the last allowance for this leaves a net saving! two months. to the maturity of the old bonds up to July 31, of $3,501,627. RELIEF TO MONEY MARKET. One of the most important eff ts "f Uie refunding lay in the relief alfordoj to the money market by the induce ment to swell the bank note circula tion. The circulation secured by bonds' stood on January 1 at $209,750,6.'5, and the bonds pledged had a par value of $234,484,570. The circulation secured by , bonds rose to $286,447,434 on July 31, and : the bonds pledged to secure circulation I rose to $294,948,930. There has been an increase, therefore, in tnereiore, in se ven momns. chiefly due to the Inducements of the refunding law, amounting to about $60. 000,000 in the bonds deposited and $77, 000,000 in the circulation. Tne circula tion will rise to almost the exact amount of the bonds pledged as soon as ( other powers to see the necessity for plates can be prepared at the bureau of j preserving the Chinese empire and in engraving and printing and notes is- that way protecting the interests of sued to the banks. Thus far there has ail f ireigners in China, been some delay in issuing the new It is believed that can be done by re notes, becausa 986 orders for new plates storing the emperor, Kwang Hsu to were filed by old banks from March I fui power by taking him from under to August 4 and 3,".S orders from newh. loninatio:i cf the dowager empress banks. Assistant Secretary Vanderlip nd giving him the netvssnry support to has engaged engravers wherever com-j recall his reform ministers and resume peient ones couici De lounei, and nas raised the delivery of plates to 100 per week, but only 624 have been yet deliv ered out of 1.324. for which orders have been filed. The new banks have re ceived only $505,S00 out of $4,250,250 in notes for which they have pledged the? nece.sary bonds. Every effort is being made, however, to get out the notes in . throne direct by closed memorials, the time for the crop moving season in I enouragement of journalists to write order that ithe country districts of on political subjects for the eniighten the south and west may get the full ment of th" authorities and establish benefit of the new law in affording . ment of rewsnnners. annrnvii nr th means for moving their products. SPEEDY AUTOMOBILES CONTEST. Chicago, 111.. Aug. 19. About twenty five automobiles started here today at Michigan avenue and Congress street for a contest of speed. The run was tinn of the Imperial couripr post in fa laid out over a course of about twenty- I vor of the imperial customs post, re five miles. The Western Automobile form of military examinations, estab association. of this city, the object of lishnient of naval ai-ademies and train which is primarily the advancement offing ships, report on adoption of western automobile driving as a recreation, in augurated the run. BASE BALL Record of Games Won Yesterday. and Lost At Kansas City First game: Kan sas City, 3; Minneapolis, 8. Second game: Kansas City, 11; Minneapolis, 4. At Chicago Chicago, 2; New York, 1. At St. Louis Cincinnati, 8; St. Louis, 5. At Detroit Detroit, 3: Cleveland. 1. At Chicago First game: Chicago, 2; Milwaukee. 3. Second game: Chicago, 0; Milwaukee, 1. At Buffalo Buffalo, 14; Indianapo lis, 0. o BONDS IlEDEEMED. Washington. Aug. 19. The interest I on the bonds of the funded loan of 1S91, 1 amounting to $25,364,500, ceases today. Holders of the bonds are notified to present said bonds before this date. SIZE OF NEW YOKK. Washington, Aug. 19. The popula tion of Greater New York as ind'. ated by the count just completed r.t the c"n- us office is o,lJ(,-02. OUR POLICY IN CHINA United States Must Preserve the Empire's Integrity The Restoration of Kwang Hsu and and the Exile of the Dowager Empress the Policy Favored By President McKinley. Washingt. n. Aug 19. It has iK-cume apparent to the president's advisers that the United States government can- not halt with the rescue of Minister Conger, and leave China, now more helpless than ever, a prey to the sel fish European powers, who have long sought the- opportunity to destroy the empire and divide the territory as spoils of war. While all th powers indorsed Sec retary Hay's identical note of July 3, outlining the policy of this government toward China, and also the president's letter in reply to the Emperor Kwang Hsu's appeal, it is believed from re cent developments that Russia, France and Germany do not intend to with- ......... frfm ,hir. nnwlhat IhP minklvn have bt.p rt.S(.u. d. Thpy intend to re j main where they have their several spheres of influence, "to restore order" and protect their commercial interests. Should the United States government withdraw its troops American interests in China would be under the protec tion of foreign powers and subject to their peculiar interpretation of the word. The withdrawal of American troops w.jUld not ca,.rv (Ut tne whjc this government laid down in Secretary Hay's note of July 3 to bring about permanent safety and peace in China, preserve Chinise territory and admin istrative entity, protect all rights STanted to friendly powers by treaty and international law and safeguard , for the world the principle of eciual an , jnlpal..a tra(je with all port., (lf the Chinese Empire. To carry out that policy it is explained by members of tlit cabinet that the United States I must for a time keep its troops at Pe . kin or near enough to assist in restor- ns ,.,!,,,. ,() that an American minis- N w will come the great diplomatic struggle The president will attempt to use his good offices to save China from dismemberment. It is realized that (hat will nit be an easy imrftef Great Britain. Russia and Germany have gone so far in their demonstra tions that it will be difficult to induce them to withdraw their troops. But the diplomatic victories of the state de partment in the Chinese question have given the prosid. nt and Secretary Hay confidence in their ability ti continue to direct the noliev of the iforpien now- ,,rs toward rhina and preserve lhe in teeritv of that , mi.ire. The president will give his attention to the question of the future of China and how he can, through diplomacy and without involving- this government in the politics of Eurone. brinir the the policy inaugurated two years ago. When, under the advice of the Can tonese reformer. Kwang Yuwei, the emperor conceived a system of reor ganization and in the course of three months ordered, among other reforms. tne general right to memorialize the western system of budgets, abolish ment of useless boards, establishment of commercial bureaus for the encour agement of trade, introduction of pat ent and copyright laws, construction of the I. u Han railway, establishment of a bureau of railways and mines, nhnli- arms and drill f r all Manehu troops, reform of literary examination estab lishment of school boards and schools in connection with 1. gations for Chi nese in foreign lands, schools for in struction in tea and silk culture, agri cultural school and the estab:ishnient of the university at Pekin, and encourage ment of science1, art and modi rn agri culture. It was realized that he had be gun to reorganize China in the light of western eievclopment and progress. Then the empress dowager seized the reins of government and turned the wheels i-.ackw.ird, putting to de itii ilie reformers. Ii" the emperor can lie re established so as to r sume his wi k of reform without the hindrance of the empress ilowe.er and the M.i'ichiM, who hat.- foreigners, China can oe pre serve i .iml made a country at peace with all the wet Id and safe for all for eigners. The policy o: the United States gov ernment will be to that end. The presi dent's advisers believe that by bold aiol frank diplomacy, showing tint the United States government does not propose to stand aside after it has in augurated the plans for rescuing th? ministers and leave China at the mercy of those powers that would selfishly de spoil her of territory, it can convince the other powers that it intends to keep 1 hi? door open in China to American commerce not by the privilege of other-:, hut as a question of right, and that the Lest way to do that is by insisti ig that China shall remain with its tentorial and administrative entity preserved but reformed by aiding the progressive Chinese statesmen to assist their em peror without -the hindrance of tlie i.cv.ager empress and the Manehu pen sioners who infest Pekin. THREE WHITES SHOT BY NEGROS Sheriff's Posse in Pursuit. With Indica tions Pointing to a Race War. Sylvania, Ga., Aug. 19. Last night R. F. Harrington and Milton Mears, white, were driving home in their buggy. On the road they met two negroes named Alexander, in a buggy. The wheels of the vehicles collided. A quarrel ensued, when 'the negroes drew pistols and shot Harrison and Mears dead. The news quickly spread and Captain Jesse T. Wade organized a posse to capture the murderers. As the posse approached the house of the Alexanders a number of shots in rapid succession were fired into it. Captain Wade fell. mortally wounded. The posse withdrew and went for Sheriff Thompson. The sheriff, with a reinforced posse, is now in pursuit. -In the section where the tragedy oc curred the black population sonsider ably outnumbers the white, and the in formation is that the colored neighbors of the Alexanders will assist them in resisting- the sheriff. DROUTH IN KANSAS Corn Crop "Will Be Short In a Large Part of the State, Kansas City, Aug. 19. Two-thirds of Kansas west of the three easternmo.--t tiers of counties, is experiencing one of the most severe drouths in the his tory of the state and the general opin ion is that the Kansas corn crop will be the smallest in proportion to its requirements for feeding that has been raised in many years. MAY NOMINATE TELLER Want the Senator to Run For Gov ernor to Save Silver Party. Denver, Col., Aug. 19. The silver re publican party of Colorado is rapidly going to pieces. When Moffatt, Strat ton. Brown, and other millionaire silver republicans came out openly for Mc Kinley the party began to slough off gradually at the edges, and now that Editor Stevens of Colorado Springs and State Chairman A. M. Stephenson, who were the head and front of the party organization, have deserted, it is j realized that desperate measures are i needed to save the party. It is now proposed to see what effect it would ' l . . - - . . .. . . I . . C ....... T I . I rTal t -slave io imxivtr iiiia'i Hem j i t - ler the fusion nominee for governor. Not that Teller wants the nomination, for he doe not, but the silver republi cans want him to have it, and it is believed that they would rally to his support as they would to the support ofi no other man who could be named. Teller is strongly against McKinley as ever he was, and there is a tinge of bitterness in his opposition now. It is confidentially believed that he will be willing to make the gubernatorial race if he can be convinced that it is neces sary to the preservation of the silver republican party, and that by running he will be aiding the cause of Bryanism in the state. It will be no trick to con vince him of that. Teller is easily the most popular man in the state. Thou sands of silver republicans would sup port him for governor who would not vote to return him to the senate to Vote against expansion, and their support of him would tend to keep them from open return to the republican party, whi-h is the chief end sought. The upshot of it all is that the lead ers of all the anti-republican parties are laying the wires to nominate Teller for governor. NO HOPE IN ILIIN0IS German Voters Will Not Support Kansas City Platform. Chicago. 111., Aug. 19. From the mo ment the Kansas City convention spe cifically declared for the free and un limited coinage of silver at 16 co 1 and reaffirmed the incendiary utterances of the Chicago platform, democratic pros pects of carrying Illinois were hopeless. What chances Bryan ever had of re versing McKinley's plurality of 141.517 re-sted solely on the claim that large numbers of German voter? would flock to his anti-imperialism banner. But events have demonstrated that the platform-makers at Kansas City did not count upon the solid sense and political shrewdness of the German voters. These were not deceived for a day by the assertion that imperialism was the paramount issue. They looked around for the signs of an emperor, and the only man wielding a scepter seemed to be William J.. of Lincoln, and as they looked they saw that he waved it with the same old purpose to conjure 50 cents into $1. In their knowledge and experience only kings and 'emperors have been able to do that, and the his tory of the debasement of the currency in Germany, as in England, France and Sweden, has been that it resulted in robbery of the people. That the Germon voters of Illinois have no intention of supporting Bryan and Stevenson is proved by the- forma tion of McKinley and Alschuler clubs throughout the state. This is a con fession that the democrats intended to save the state ticket if they can at the expense of the national. It Is an ac knowledgement of failure to hoodwink the German voters with the false cry of imperialism. It draws the line be tween state and national issues. leaving Bryan so unmistakably outside1 the breast works that no sound money Ger man who prefers Alschuler to Yates will have any excuse for voting the democratic ticket. Illinois democrats have virtually thrown Bryan, Imperialism and free silver overboard in hopes of saving Al schuler and their local ticket. And '.hey have acted wisely. ROOSEVELT'S SIDE Makes Statement About St. Paul Speech LETTER TO PALMER Reiterates Series of Plain Truths Stigmatizing Kansas City Platform as Base an& Cowardly and Ap pealing to High-Minded Demo crats Who See the Baseness In Its Policy. New York, Aug. 19. Governor Roose velt, at Oyster Bay, L. I., today gave out for publication a letter which he had written on August 9 to General John M. Palmer, of Springfield, 111., rel ative to the St. Paul speech made by the governor, in which he had been quoted as making derogatory remark! concerning- the democrats. The letter says in part: "I notice that In your recent very manly interview, stating- why yon could not support politic democracy and the Kansas City platform and nominees, you allude to a statement I was sup posed to have made, attacking dem ocracy generally in my St. Paul speech. "You have evidently seen the report, which was not merely garbled, but fal sified. I stand by this speech absolu tely, and have nothing to explain in connection with it, but I do wish to point out where its meaning was delib erately perverted. "In my speech, I began by saying: 'We appeal not only to republicans, but to all good citizens who are Americans, in fact as well as in name, to help us in re-electing President McKinley. "I ended by saying: 'Study the Kan sas City platform and yon cannot help realizing that its policy (the policy of its makers and sponsers). is a policy of infamy, that their triumph would mean misery so wide-spread that it is almost unthinkable and disgrace so lasting that more than a generation would have to pass before It could be wiped! out. They stand for lawlessness and dis order, for dishonesty and dishonor, for license and disaster at home and cow ardly shrinking from duty abroad. We ' ask the support of all Americans who have the welfare of the country at heart, no matter what their political affiliations may have been in the past. "You will see that here I most ex plicitly draw a line between the men who supportand ask the support for the Kansas CHy platform and all other citizens, whether democrats or republi cans, I feel that as a matter of fact the 'greatest possible credit is due to men like you, my dear sir. and other gold democrats who, four years ago, and now, stand for national honor. "I hold up the policy advocated in the Kansas City platform as a base anl cowardly policy, to emphasize our right to apjteal to countless thousands of high-minded democrats who abhor baseness and cowardice and are quick to see and disown them." o FITZSIMMONS-SHAKKEY FIGHT. New York, Aug. 19. The Seaside Ath letic club has announced that the Fitx-simmons-Sharkey fight will take place on August 24. AN ARIZONA POSTMASTER. Washington. Aug. 19. (Special). O. L. Geer, vice Edward Zeiger, re moved has betn apointed poftmaster at Martinez, Ariz. A DEAD EX-PRESIDENT. Caracas. Aug. 19. Former President Andeusa Palacio is dead. BOERS BLAME XRTJOER Peace Would Be Welcomed, Says Commandant Prinsloo. Cape Town, Aug. 19. Commandant Prisloo, who surrendered to General Hunter July 30, has arrived here. He says he is heartily tired of the war and welcomes the prospect of peace. The commandant added that a majority of fhe Boers were "disgusted with Presi dent Kruger." James G. Stowe, the United States consul general, has returned. Only ten Boers were in the party which attacked Ms train. The remainder of the com mand was composed of foreigners. Mr. Stowe says the majority of the Boers desire a cessation of hostilities. BOER WOMEN GOOD HATERS. London, Aug. 19. While events in South Afrie-a no longer move with their former rapidity, and the closing scenes of the war may lack the theatrical ef fect which characterized their opening, the correspondents still find much of interest to chronicle In the constantly transforming scene. The spectacle is much like that of the early "reconstruction days" in the United States during the latter sixties, when the tales of personal valor had given way to those of heroic devotion, to a waning cause. "The men are still sullen, the women are still drumlie and sour." writes John the Transvaal women about Krugers- dorn. As I have often before remark01 cruel a the grave.