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22., Off i!, T t o.. niGENIX, AltlZONA. MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1900. VOIi. XI. NO. 114. ELEYETH YEAR. THE THOUSANDS Appalling Disasters In the Lone Star State CITY OF GALVESTON IS ENGULFED A Tidal Wave Tears Down Bridges, Destroys Houses, Brings Death In lis Wake Hurricanes and Cyclones Sweep Over the Southern Part of the State With Aw ful Devastation Trains Are Wrecked, Adding New Horrors to the Situation Crops Destroyed and Cities Wiped Out. Houston. Texas, Sept. 9. The West '; Indian storm which reached the! gulf t coast yesterday morning has wrought awful havoc in Texas. Reports are conflicting, but it is known that an ap palling disaster has befallen the city of Galveston, where It is reported a thousand or more lives have been blot ted out and tremendous properly dam age inflicted. Meager r: ports from Sa bine Pass and Port Arthur also indicate heavy loss of life, but these reports cannot be conflrme-1 at this hour. The first news to reach this -ity from the stricken city of Galves'on was received tGnight. James C. Timmins of Hous ton, general superintendent of the Na tional Compress company, arrived here at 8 o'clock tonight from Galveston. After remaining through the hurricane cn Saturday he departed from Gal veston on a schooner and came across the bay to Morgan's Point, where he caught a train for Houston. Thj hurricane, said Timmins, was the worst ever known. The estimates by the citizens of Galveston were that four thousand houses, most of them residences, have been dtstroyed. and at least 1,000 people have been drowned, killed or are mls-ing. Some 'business houses were also destroyed, but most of them sto id, though badly damaged. The city, Mr. Timmins avers, is a complete wreck so far as h could s?e from the water front and tho Traroont lintel. Water was blown over the Island by a hurricane, the wind blowing at the rate of eighty miles an hour straight from the gulf and fprving the sea water b?fore It in big waves. The gale was a steady one, the heart cf it striking the city about 5 clock yesterday mcrning and blowing with out intermission until midnight last night, when it abated somewhat, al though It continued to blow all night. Of his own knowledge. Mr. Timmins kn. of only one house succumbing with fatal results, though he heard of many residences being carried away uith their inmates. The house that he saw destroyed wa RitterV salocn and restaurant at 2109 Strand street, tit principal business street of .the city. This three-story building was blown down and nine men, prominont citlz?ns, were killed. It was reported that the orphan asy lum and both hospitals were d( strnyed, and if this proves true, th loss of 1 1 r r v ill bo great, as these Institutions were generally crowded, and as they were substantial buildings the 'fiances -are that many persons had t tke-n refuge In thorn. The water extended across the island. Mr. Timmins said it was tlrei- feet d'ep in the r.itunda oT ihe Trenton t h-'tel and six feet deep In Market s;roet. Along the water front the damage was very great. Hoofs had Vein blown from all the elevators and the sheds along the wharves were either wrecked or had lost their sides and were of no protection to the con tents. Most of the small (Mfling crafr were wrecked and were i ither piled up on the wharves or Pa".ing bottom sidi up in '.he bay. There is a small steamship ashore three miles north of Pelican island, but Mr. Timmins could not distinguish her name. She wa? flying tho British liar- Another big vessel had b en driven ashore at Virginia Point and Mil another la aground at Texas city At the south point of Houston Island an unknown ship lies in a helvless run diti n. GOVERNOR'S STATEMENT. New York, Sept. 9. The World to morrow will print th; following: Austin. Texas. R. pt. 9. "Information has Just reached m that about :!. ono lives have been lost a Galveston, with enormous destruction f property. N information from oth T points. Sign'l 'JOSEPH D. PAYERS, "Governor." SOUTH TEXAS CUT OFF. Dallas. Texas. Sept. 9. Telegraphic communication with s uth Texas is cut about 100 miles north of Houston. Up to this hour It had been Impossi Ue to obtain reliable news from Gal veston as to the extent ct( the hurri cane In that section. Rumors of dire clisafter are flying thick and fast with r.nt being In any way authenticated. All that is known is that h disaster has incurred, but its extent is. not known. The last wire the Western Union had to Houston went down at 1:30 this morning. This wire was ued by the Associated Pp ss. and was working o badly at that hour that what?vr in formation Houston had to Impart could ARE KILLED not he made out. The trm renter Is rapidly approaching northern Texas, and its fury wrecks telegraph lines in its path, doing vaMt damage and kill ing people in scattered localities. A cyclone has demolished part of the town of Sm'ithville. on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad. RELIEF WORK IMPOSSIBLE. A number of persons are reported killed. The railroad and telegraph com panies have gangs and wrecking trains ou't attempting to work their way south, but the fierceness of .the storm makes it impossible for them to gain any headway, having to sek shelter to save "their fives. Conditions at Gal vtston and Houston are undoubtedly grave. Feur Immen.-e bridges from fcur tt six miles in length, connecting Galveston with the mainland, are either "wholly or partially wrecked. The storm at Temple was tevtre and fears are entertained that the city is badly wrecked. The railroad officials say it is im possible to move trains south df Court ney. Northbound trains from Houston last night were from lifteen ta eighteen hours late. A private message from San Antonio states that a serious disaster occurred at Corpus Christ! and other coast towns, the nature of which cannot be determined. A bulletin from Smithville at noon stated that the grain elevator? and other large buildings at Galveston had been washed into the bay. ALL TRAFFIC STOPPED. All the railroads south from Dallas a: noon issued a bulletin instructing th 'ir agents to discontinue the sale of tick ets or accepting freight 'for the south until further orders. All efforts 1 to reach the Sabine pass and Port Arthur have failed. Without attempting to re cite any of the various disastrous ru mors, conservative opinion is that the situation at Galveston is extremely grave, with no possible hope of news from that section for many hours lo cuntr. GALVESTON GONE Thousands Are Believed Perished. to Have Dallas, Texas. Sept. P. The following telegram has just been received from Houston by the News: "A r. li "f train has just returned. They could not g t closer than six miles of Virginia Point, where the prairie was covered with lumber, debri?. pianos, trunk's and dead boo?s. Two 'lundred corpses were counted from the train. A la:gi steam Pi ;s stranded two miles this side of Virginia Point as th-ugh thrown up by a tidal wave. Nothing can be seen cf Galveston Two men wore, picked up wh floated across to the mainland and the-y say they estimate th- los of life up to the time they left at 2.000." The above message was addressed to Superintend .nt Felton of Dallas, and conies from Mr. Vaughan. the man ager of the Western Union office at Houston. ARRIVED FROM GALVESTON. Houston. Texas, Sept. 9. James C. Timmins, general superintendent of the National Compress company, has just arrived from Galveston aft.r a perilous trip. He reports that more than a hundred people are drowned, killed or missing, and over ",0nn houses have been destroyed. He says the magnitud -f the disasVer remainsto be told. A TALE OF DISASTER. Houston. Texas, Sept. 9. The storm that raged along the coast of Texas last night was1 the most disastrous that has ever visited this section. Wires ere clown and there is no way of finding out jus: what happened, but enough is known to make it certain that th re has been great loss of life and destruction of property all al-ir.g the coast and for hundreds of miles inland. Every town that i? re-ached reports one or more dead and the property damage is so great there is no way of computing it accurately. GALVESTON ISOLATED. Galveston is isolated. All sorts of rumors prevail, but with no substantial basis. It is known that the railroad bridges acros- the bay at Galveston are either wrecked or are likely to be destroyed with the weight of the trains on them. The approaches to the C"ii brid" arc -jjn and it is ten- dered useless. A train went idown the Columbia lap road this afternoon a? far as Chenango. The town was greatly damaged and the bodies of nine negroes were taken from the ruins of cne house. The train could proceed no further and came back to Houston, leaving the fate of the people at Angle ton. Columbia, Brazora, Velaseo and Quintnna uncertain. GREAT LOSS OF LIFE. Houston, T xas, Sept. 9. There has been great loss of life and eleslruclion of property along the Texas gulf coast by the- West Indian storm. The city of Galveston is completely cut off from the outside points and no Intelligence has been received from there for thirty hours. FLYER WRECKED. Dallas. Sept. 9. The Missouri. Kan sas & Texas northbound flyer Is re ported wrecked near Sayers. SA'BINE PASS DESTROYED. Atlanta. Ga.. Sept. 9. A special to the constitution from Beaumont, Tex., says it is reported there that the city of Sabine Pass was completely de stroyed. The hurricane was the worst ever known. OTHER TOWNS DEMOLISHED. Houston, Texas, Sept. 9. Meager re ports are arriving her? from .the coun try between Houston and Galveston along the line of the iSanta Fe railroad. The tornado was the- most destructive in the history of the state. The town "of Alvin is reported to be practically S: m- lished. Hitchcock has suffered from the storm, while the littlo town of AHa Loma is reported without a house standing. The town of Pearl has lost one-half of its buildings. L. 13. C.trlnn, pr sident of th; business league of Alvin, and a prominent mer chant there, reports that n-t a build ing is. left standing in town, either business or residence: stocks of goods and house furniture are ruined and crops are a total loss. Alvin is a town of about 1.200 Inhabitant. Seven per sons were killed in or near that town. HOUSTON'S LOSSES The Search For the Scad Has Begun. Fattl Train Wreck. Houston. Texas. Sept. 9. The small town o? Rrookshire. on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, was almost wiped out by the storm. The crew of a work train brought this Information. When the train left there the bodies of four persons had b: n recovered and a search for others was proceeding. A TIDAL WAVE. Hempstead, across country from Rrookfihire. was also greatly damaged. Sab'ne Pass has not been heard from today. Yesterday morning the last news was received from there and at that time the water was surrounding the old 'town at the pass and the wind was rising and the waves coming high. From New Tcwn, which is some dis tance back. It was reported that the water had reached the depot and was tunning through the streets. People were leaving for the high country, known as the back ridge, and it is believed that -ill have escaped. Bodi.s have been brought in trim Seabrooke, oa tialveston bay, and seventeen per sons are missing there. Three per sons were drowned at Morgan's Point and others are missing. With the ex ception of those of Mr. Nicholson and Mrs. Jar-e Woodcock, the bodies of the dead have not yet betn identified. HOUSTON LOSSES. In Houston one person was killed, Henry Black, a hack driver. The prop erty damage is great, a conservative estimate placing it at $250,000. The merchants' and planters' oil mill was wreck. d, entailing a loss of $40,000. The Dickson Car Wheel works suffer.d to the extent i.f $16,000. Th? big Masonic temple, which is the property of the grand lodge of the state, was partly wrecked. Nearly evi ry church in the city was damag d. The First Baptist, Southern Metnodist and Trinity Metho dist, the latter a negro church, will 1 ave to be rebuilt before they can be used again. Many business houses were unr ofed. The residence portion of the town presents a dilapidated ap pearance, but the damage in this, part of the city has not been so great as in some others. FRIGHTFUL TRAIN WRECK. Houston. Texas. Sept. 9. The Santa Fe train which left here at 7:r." Satur e'ay night was wrecked at a point about two miles north . f Alvin. Mrs. 'Prat her of iRosenb. rg. Texas, was killed and several oi'hers were injured. The train was running slowly when it encountered a heavy storm. It is re ported the train was literally lifted from th track. Mrs Prather was thrown across the car and half way through the window. When the car was reai-hcd it was found that her head had been under water and she was drowned. Several passengers. Engineer John Martin. Fireman Thom as Doyle and Conductor M. H. Don nelly were injured. SUNDAY CLOSING IN BOSTON Hebrew Merchants Compelled to Ob serve the law. Boston, Mass. Sept. 9. The police en forced the Sunday closing law to the letter today. The law does not affect those who hold common victunlers' li censes, in the West and North Ends, the Hebrew merchants closed for busi ness, although the proprietors were in their stores. The instructions to Patrol men were not to make arrests, but to take the names of the violators. A test ease to determine if th3 law is consti tutional is expected to be brought on Tuesday. It is expected that a bitter fight will tie made by the Hebrews who olnca iUa'w c.tAnO o. cmaat ITi! ,1 o -ir nltrht J and stqy so until sunset Saturday night. WEIGHTY WORDS McKinley's Letter of Acceptance POSITION DEFINED Platforms and Principles of the Two Great Parties Carefully Consider ed Administration's Philippine Policy President's Official Re strictions and His Personal Con victions. Washington, Sept. 9. The following is in part the letter of Hon. William McKinley accepting the nomination of the republican national convention of 1900 for president: Executive Mansion, Washington, Sept. 10. Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, chairman of the notification committee: My dear sir: The nomination of the republican natior.pl convention of June 19, 1900. for the office of president of the Uniied States, which, as the official rep resentative of the convention, you have conveyed to me. Is accepted. I have carefully examined the plat form adopted and give it my hearty ap proval. Upon the great issue of the last national election it is clear. It up holds the gold standard and endorses the legislation of the present congress by which that standard has been of ficially strengthened. The stability of our national currency is therefore se cure so long as those who adhere to the platform are kept in control of the gov ernment. ABOUT PRINCIPLES. The Chicago platform of 1896 is reaf firmed in its entirety by the Kansas City convention. Nothing has been omitted or recalled. So that all the pel ils then threatened are presented anew, with the added force of deliber ate reaffirmation. Four years ago the people refused to place the seal of their approval upon these dangerous and revolutionary policies, and this year they will not fail to record again their earnest dissent. The republican party remains faithful to its principle of tar iff which su(Cli. sufficient revenue (or govetti rent an J aoequaie protection to our enterprises and produeeis and of reciprocity which opens foreign mar kelp to the fruits of American labor and furnishes new channels through which to take the sut plus of Ameri can firms. The time-honored principles of protection and reciprocity were the first pledges of republican victory to he written into public law. Four hundred and thirty-six million dollars of gold have been added to the gold stock of the United States since July 1. 1S96. Unless something unfor- seen occurs to reduce our revenues or increase our expenses, the congress at its next session should reduce tax ation materially. Most desirable from every standpoint of national interest and patriotism, is the effort to extend our foreign commerce. To this end our merchant marine should be improved and enlarged. A subject of inrmediate importance to our country is the com pletion of a great waterway of com meree between the Atlantic and Pa cilie. TRUSTS AND CIVIL SERVICE. Combinations ot capital which control the market in commodities necessary for the general use of the people, by suppressing natural and ordinary com petition, thus enhancing prices to the general consumer, are obnoxious to common law and public welfare. They are dangerous conspiracies against th' public gooil and should be made a sub ject for prohibitory penal legislation The past three years have been more satisfactory to the American working ir.en than many preceding years. Any change of the present industrial or financial policy of the government would be disastrous to their highest ill tercsts. Practical civil service reform has always had the support and en roiiragement of the republican party. The future of the monetary system is safe in its hands. The power of govern ment has been used for this liberty. peace and prosperity of the Philippine peoples and what force has been em ployed was only against a small force that stood in the way of the realiza tion of these objects. THE PHILIPPINES. It is disputed that Spain's authority is permanently destroyed in every part of the Philippines. To leave any part in her feeble control now would in crease our difficulties and be opposed to the interest of humanity. Nor can we permit Spain to transfer any of the islands to another power. Nor can we invite another power or powers to join the United States in sovereignty over them. We must either hold them or turn them back to Spain. Consequent ly, grave as are the responsibilities anil unfortunate as are the difficulties which are before us. the president can see but one plain path of duty, the acceptance of the archipelago. Should our power, by any fatality, be withdrawn .the com mission believes that the government of the Philippines would speedily lapse into anarchy, which would excuse it if it did not necessitate the intervention of the other powers and the eventual division of the islands among them. Only through American occupation, therefore, is the idea of a free, self governing and united Philippine com monwealth at all conceivable. The commission is confident that by judic ious customs laws, reasonable land tax and proper corporation franchises, a tax imposition of no greater rate than that in the average American state, will give less annoyance, and with peace, will produce a revenue sufficient to pay the expenses of efficient govern ment, including militia and constabu lary. There has been on time since the destruction of the enemy's fleet when we could or should have left the Phil ippine archipelago. After the treaty of peace was ratified no power but con gress could surrender our sovereignty or alienate a foot of the territory ac fiuired. Congress has not seen fit to do one or the other and the president has no authority to do either, if he had been so inclined, which he was not. No government can so certainly pre serve peace, restore public order and establish law, justice and stable con ditions as ours. Neither congress nor the executive can establish a stable government in thes3 islands except under our right of sovereignty under our authority and our flag. This we are doing. We could not do it as a protec torate power so completely or so sue cessfully as we are doing it now. The country has been fully advised of the purposes of the United States in China, and they will be faithfully ad hered to as already defined. Very re spectfully. WILLIAM M KINLEY. BALFOUR IS SOON TO MARRY. London. Sept. 9. It is reported here that Arthur Balfour, first lord of the treasury, has decided to marry, having tired of the joys of batchelorhood. The woman destined to become his bride is Lady Helen Stewart, who, among her relatives and friends, goes by the name cf "Birdie," and who is the daughter of the Marquis of Londonderry-, now postmaster general and former viceroy of Ireland. Though far from being as lovely as her mother. Lady "Birdie" Stewart is a very pretty girl Indeed, and far more brilliant, clever and amiable than the Marchioness of Londonderry, who has never succeeded in making herseli very popular. Lady Helen is a very clever amateur actress. POSTOFFICE FOR M DOWELL. Washington, Sept. 9. (Special.) A postoffice has been established at Mc Dowell, Maricopa county, with John W. Miller as postmaster. , o RESTING ON THEIR 0AE3 Maine Republicans Expect No Diffi culty In Winning. Portland. Me., Sept. 9. The campaign in Maine closed today and next Monday the eyes of the nation will turn in this direction to see which way the political wind is blowing. The close of the cam paign sees political gatherings today in nearly every city and town of the state, though the canvass this year, taken all the way through, lias not been as vig orous as might be expected for a pres idential year. The election Monday is for governor, secretary of state, at torney general, and treasurer, as well as members of the legislature. Repub lican sue-cess is a certainty and the leaders of the party are now figuring on the size of the majority. Four years ago the republicans succeeded in rolling up a majority of 48.000 as a result of a vigorous caimpiign designed to discredit the democratic ticket in the home state of the democratic vice-presidential nominee. This year the republicans have not expended the same amount of energy, but the party leaders, never theless, expect the majority to equal, if not eclipse, that of 1S96. Should it fall very far below that figure the re sult of the coming national election, so far as Maine is concerned, may re main In doubt until November. The state campaign this year has been singularly free from complications such as made the contests exciting when Blaine. Reed and Sewall were in the arena. John F. Hill is the republi can nominee for governor. He is a resident of Augusta, Blaine's town, and was no'nninateel by the state con vention last June by acclamation. The democratic candidate is Samuel L. Lord of Saco, who was defeated for tte office of governor two years ago. o TWO BOYS BURIED ALIVE. Kingston. N. Y., Sept. 9. While play ing on a sand bank along the Ulster & Delaware railroad, near O Neil street, in this city, this afternoon, Myron Du bois .aged 14, and Peter Palen, aged 12, were buried by the sliding sand. Other boys called for help and w.hen the boys were dug out they were both dead, having been suffocated. o LOVE-FEAST IN OHIO Republicans Inaugurate Campaign With a Big Rally. V'ounttown, O., Sept. 9. The re publican state campaign was inaugur ated yesterday with one of the largest political rallies ever held in Ohio. Po litical clubs and other visitors to a to tal of many thousands poured into the city from all points within a radius of 150 miles, forming one of the largest crowds ever seen in Youngstown. The principal speakers at the -meeting were Senators Hanna and Foraker. Governor Nash and all of the other prominent party leaders of Ohio were in attendance and an all-day love feast, with plenty of hand-shaking, and speech-making, commenced with the arrival of the first delegations in the morning and will continue until the final departure of the visitors at night. BRAVE GIRL STOPS RUNAWAY. New Terk. Sept. 9. Five persons were saved from injury or death last night by Miss Ada Mayo Railey, daughter of Colonel Charles L. Railey, a well known horseman cf Lexington, Ky. A. H. Calef of New York, secretary and treasurer of the Missouri Pacific railroad, with Mrs. Calef and their guest. Mis?" Alice Neale and Mrs. Win- ston Barret of Chicago, and Miss Railey. had driven in an opera bus from Mr. Calefs cottage at Seaoright to Pleasure bay and were returning. when, after having gone some distance, they discovered that the coachman was not on the box and that the horses, a pair of powerful animals, were running away. j Mr. Calef jumped in an effort to gain the horses' heads, but was thrown to the ground, and the team dashed on, every moment gaining speed. Miss Railey climbed through a win dow scarcely large enough to admit her slender "body sidewise, to the box. and, gaining a footing on the whtffle- trees, managed to get hold of one line and threw one of the horses, bringing the vehicle to a sudden stop on the edge of a ditch near the approach to the bridge across the bay. No one was injured except Mr. Calef, who was severely bruised by his fall. DAVID SINTON S WILL PROBATED. Cincinnati, Sept. 9. The will of David Sinton was probated yesterday. The estate is valued at $15,000,000 to $20,000. 000. and Mrs. Charles P. Taft. the only heir. Is made executrix without bond. Sinton had many bequests in his will, but paid them all "before he died. AFTER A MURDERER. Pueblo. Colo., Sept. 9. Officers with bloodhounds are tonight on the chase of Levi Thomas, a negro, who this af ternoon killed a colored man and' wo man. NORTH CAROLINA POPULISTS Leaders Will Vote For McKinley Jn Preference to Biyaa. Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 9. The populist vote in this state will be given to Mc Kinley and Roosevelt. The action of the national committee in accepting Stevenson has embittered North Caro lina populists. As evidence of this, populist McKinley clubs are being or ganized in the state. In Swift Creek township yesterday the populists or ganized a McKinley club with a mem bership of forty-seven. Senator But'.er is the only "Tar Heel populist" who has so far announced his Intention to vote for Bryan and Stevenson. With all his influence he will be unable to control the North Carolina populists. The state convention named two elec tors-at-large and one of these has de clared that he will support McKinley. Cyrus Thompson, populist national committeeman from this state, declared today that he would not support Bryan and Stevenson. Baylus Cade, private secretary to Governor Russel, and leading populist, announced today that he would vote for McKinley. Otho Wil son, ex-railroad commissioner and an influential populist, says that less than 5 per cent of the populists in the state will vote for Bryan. BIG PRIZES FOR CYCLISTS. Paris, Sept. 9. Scores of amateur and professional cyclists from all parts of the world are in Paris ready for the world's championships which will be inaugurated tomorrow and continue for seven days. The main event of the meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. This is the grand prize of the exposi tion. It will be open to all comers, and is at 2,187 yards. Prizes aggregat ing $6,000 will be distributed among the winners. Numerous other events of almost equal interest are scheduled for next week. o MR. PECK DEFENDED Denial of Charge That He Has Acted Discourteously. New York, Sept. 9. Among the pas sengers on the French line steamer La Touraine, which arrived from Havre today was Arthur Valols. United States commissioner to the Paris exposition. He defended Commissioner General Peek from the cabled charges that he had acted discourteously to state rep resentatives at the exposition. In speak ing of the story that Mr. Peck had se cretly worked to prevent Mrs. Manning and Mrs. Potter Palmer from being decorated by the French government, he said: "That is impossible, for I know how such things are done. The names for the legion of honor are handed in and passed on their merits. I know that Mr. Peck presented the nairt?s of Mrs. Manning. Mrs. Potter Palmer and Michael De Young for the order. As to there feeing criticism over being so many representatives from the United States and the difficulty of supplying all with invitations to entertainments, all that I can say is that there is al ways trouble when a big enterprise like the exposition is under way." GERMANS IN CONVENTION. Peoria. III.. Sept. 9. Hundreds of delegates and visitors have arrived in Peoria for the forty-fifth annual con vention of the Central Vet in, or Ger man Catholic Central society, and the eleventh annual convention of the Ger man Young Men of the United States. The dual gathering will be inaugur ated tomorrow morning with solemn pontifical mass at St. Joseph's church. Bishop Spaulding will preside and either Archbishop Katzer of Milwaukee or Bishop Janssen of Belleville, will be the celebrant. The sessions will con tinue through the greater part of next week and wilt be attended by large del egations from the leading cities of Illinois, Indiana. Ohio, Iowa, Mis souri, Wisconsin, Kansas and several other states. FOUGHT DUEL ON HORSEBACK. Mount 'Sterling. Ky.. Sept. 9. George Bacraft and Charles Robinson met in the road at Chambers Station yesterday afternoon and engaged in a duel on horfeback, which resulted In the death of Bacraft and the serrous wounding cf Robinson. The men had been ene mies for rears. GHING IN PEKIN Paving the Way For Negotiations Peace EARL LI WANTS HELP A Quiet Sunday But Indications Are Good For An Early Settlement of Chinese Trouble Germany Still a Disturbing Element Hat In troduced Some New Complications In Chi Li. Washington, Sept. 9. Acting Secre tary Hill of the state department eaid tonight there were no developments in the Chinese situation. Dr. Hill was at the state department for a time during the morning, but no telegrams of im portance had come during the night and there was nothing to make public. The naval officials were without any infor mation from the east during the day nor were any dispatches from General Chaffee posted at the war department. The Japanese legation furnished a. news paragraph of considerable inter est and importance, indicating that the Chinese imperial family are alive to the necessity of having a duly authen ticated representative at Pekin to n?et the foreigners with a view to the ar rangement of affairs there. This news is the return of Prince Ching to Pekin. to which place he was escorted by a. company of Japanese several days ago. Prince Ching is one of the best known pro-foreigners in China. He has occu pied important positions in the govern ment of that country and his return by the direction of the emperor is to the officials here a good1 augury to the opening of negotiations for peace. THE PEKIN DEADLOCK. London, Sept. 10. (4:15 a. m.) The deadlock in Pekin apparently continues. It begins to look as if no solution would: be attained at any rate before the ar rival of Count Waldersee at Tien Tsin. Germany seems to have introduced new complications by endeavoring to organize some kind of an offensive movement in the province of Chi Li. From a plentiful crop of conflicting ru mors, both as regards the actual posi tion of affairs in China and the diplo matic aspect in Europe, it is next tn impossible to extract any definite fact. A Washington special talks of a move ment among the powers to appoint Sir Robert Hart as the European represen tative in the negotiations with China. According to a Shanghai correspon dent of the Times, Li Hung Chang is awaiting an imperial edict appointing additional negotiators. Belated dis patches to the Times from Pekin say that the court fled on the morning of August 14 by the west gate while the Japanese were shelling the east gate. HONORS FOR DAGGETT. Will Be Made a Brigadier General to Succeed Wheeler. Washington, Sept. 9 It is believed the president will accept the recom mendation of General Chaffee and pro mote Colonel Daggett of the Fourteenth infantry to the brigadier generalship created by the retirement of General Wheeler next Monday. This will be a temporary setback to Chaffee but it is understood that Daggett will retire and leave a vacancy for Chaffee's promo tion. o UNITED MINE WORKERS Adjourned Without Sanctioning a Strike. Indianapolis, Sept. 9. The national executive board of United Mine Work ers of America adjourned today sine die without promulgating a formal en dorsement of the application of miners of the anthracite districts permission to strike. the for BASE BALL Reoord of Games Won and Yesterday. , Lost At Kansas City First game: Kan sas City. 6: Cleveland. 3. Second game: Kansas City. 5: Cleveland. 7 . At Chicago Chicago. 6: Detroit, 5. At Milwaukee Milwaukee, 1; Buf falo. 2. At Minneapolis First game: Min neapolis. 8: Indianapolis. 12. Second game: Minneapolis. 7: Indianapolis, 5. Providence. R. I., Sept. 9. Provi dence, of the eastern league, defeated Cincinnati, of the national league, to day by a score of 7 to 4. STANDING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L. P Ct. Brooklyn 66 42 .Ml Pittsburg 63 T0 .557 Philadelphia 56 53 .513 Chicago 55 57 .491 Boston 53 58 .477 St. Louis 51 58 .467 Cincinnati 52 S .464 New York , 46 64 .418 MAY BUY COAL MINES. London. Sept. 9. Manchester, which has Its own gas plants. Is now seri ously considering the advisability of buying and operating enough coal mine's to supply all the coal needed.