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1 AirnrJ T sup ir. : - - V I. I I i I "Wy of Ooi niCEXIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORXIXG, SEPTEMBER 12, 1900. "grew. TOL. XI. XO. 116. ELEVENTH YEAR. GHASTLY HARVEST Gathering Up the Victims of the Storm IN FIRE AND WATER Many Bodies Are Forever Hidden. Lawlessness and Vandalism Fol low Upon the Heels of the Great Disaster The Whole Country is Sympathetic With Galveston in Its Deep Distress. Galveston, Tex.. Sept. 13.. via tu tii Houston. The White Cotton Screw- men's organization held a meeting last night and tendered their services, con- tribuling "00 able bodied men. to the , public committee to clear the streets of ! ilehris Riir force w-re at work last 1 night antl the situation is much im- I nri i vpil cr rni n I no nzx e-e (.i rphif : Is concerned. The city was patrolled j last night by regular soldiers and citi- j zens. Several negroes were shot for not halting when ordered. It is reported that three of the citizen soldiers were shot by negroes. The steamer Lawrence arrived here early this morning from Houston wilh water and provisions. The dead bodies have decomposed so badly it is impos sible to send them to sea for burial. The water has receded so far, how ever, that it Is possible to dig trenches and the bodies are being buried where found. Debris covering bodies is being burned where it can be done safely. Work on the water works is being rushed and it is hoped to be able to turn on a supply this afternoon. GALVESTON'S NEEDS. Galveston, Sept. 11. The following statement of conditions at Galveston' and appeal for aid is issued by the lo cal relief committee: "A conservative estimate of yie loss of life Is that it will reach 3,000; at least 5,000 families are shelterless and wholly destitute. The entire remain der of the population is suffering- in a greater or less degree. Not a single chore hsohool or charitable institution, of which Galveston had so many, is left intact. Not a building escaped damage and half the whole number were entirely obliterated. There is im mediate need of clothing, food and household goods of all kinds. If near by cities will open asylums for women and children the situation will be greatly relieved. Coast cities should send us water as well as provisions, in cluding kerosene oil, gas, dine and candles." FIVE THOUSAND DEAD. Houston, Tex., Sept. 11. The latest estimates from a Post correspondent, just back fro.-Tii Galveston, places the number of the dead at 5,000. AN APPEAL TO THE COUNTRY. ' Houston, Sept. 11. Tae Post corre spondent was instructed to forward the following address to the people of the United States: Galveston, Tex., Sept. 11. It is my opinion, based on personal information, that 5.000 people have lost their lives here. Approximately one third of the residence portion of the city has been swept away. There are s-everal thousand people who are home less and destitute; how many, there is no way of finding out. Arrangements are now being made to have the women and children sent to Houston and other Places, but means of transportation are limited. Thousands are still to be cared for here. We appeal to you for im mediate aid. (Signed) WALTER C. JONES. Mayor of Galveston. CHICAGO'S CONTRIBUTION. Chicago, Sept. 11. A special freight train of ten cars, running on passenger ti.ro, scheduled and laden with food and clothing for the Texas sufferers, will probably start from Chicago with in forty-eight hours. It is estimated that $15,000 has been donated. HORRIBLE VANDALISM. Scenes Hardly Less Terrible Than the Storm Itself. Dallas. Sept. 11. Horrible stories are told by Dallas citizens who re turned tonight from Galveston. They declare that negroes and many white persons are hourly committing the most atrocious acts of vandalism. J. N. Griswold, division freight agent of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe. who was In that city during the storm and had a narrow escape from death, said: "Ears and fingers bearing diamonds were hacked off with pocket knives and the members placed in the pockets of the vandals. The bodies of women who wore fine clothes were stripped of their last thread and left to fester in the sun Residences left standing have been broken into and jewelry and silverplate stolen. I saw a negro woman carrying a large basket of silverware that was not hers." COMPULSORY BURIAL. Dallas, Sept. 11. A bulletin received here states that the government has ordered martial law in Galveston. The order includes instructions that the troops compel the proper burial of the dead. IT HIT MINNESOTA. Paul, Minn., Sept. 11. The St. tail end of the West India storm which de- I vastated Galveston, struck this city ( last night ami is today making itselt apparent in the heaviest rain fall ever recorded. There are bad washouts on the Great Northern. TRAVERSING WISCONSIN. La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 11. A terrific rain storm raged here almost continu ously today. A great volume of water lias fallen ami the damage to crops find roads u ill lie great. Tl ll RR HI J N'CREASES. The n I at Galvcsliui Glowing in Number. Galveston. Sept. 11. Closer investi gation dues not lessen Mie horror of th" recent storm. The city is filled with injured and dcslit'lte. Improvised morgues are c rowded with dead, who!-? families lying- side by side. Death re ports are pouring in from the neighbor ing country. Bolivar, on the mainland, opposite Galveston, is wiped out and the inhabitants annihilated. At Alvin two were killed. Arcadia reports one. Hide Creek three. Alta two, Belleville, one. Not a house is left in Pattosin. and only twelve are standing at Quin tana, at the mouth of the Brazos river. Missouri City and Richmond are wiped out. Eight persons were killed at ths latter place. At EI ( arneo every house damaged. At Ariole was damaged two were billed, while from fifty other towns come like reports of death and destruc tloll. In Galveston the storm made a clean t sweep on West Thirty-third street, pa'-- , ami ' m ........ . .. .. . . . . . ' .ein.r a-fir- iti 1 1 1 1 1 1 n i nvvnv nnii ill i iting all in a pile of shapeless rubbish five blocks back, under which were j piles of dead and injured. A family named Mcllhenny took refuge on a roof to escape the rising waters. One by one they were washed off or killed by I flying timber. Finally the roof broke, j leaving Mcllhenny on one piece, and his wife on the other. The piece on which his wife was, turned over and she perished, but Mcllhenny escaped. I Men with Winches'ers are standing over burying squads compelling them to load the corpses on barges on which they are towed into the gulf and tossed . overboard. This method is imperative to protect the survivors from pestil ence. The most conservative estimates place the dead at upwards of 1,000 and the property loss is greater than wis at first reported. COLORADO FUSI0NISTS An Effort to Curtail the Supreme!" Court Defeated. Denver. Sept. 11. The fusion conven tion in, session today eiecled B. F. Montgomery of Cripple Creek perir.an-j ent chairman. A resolution declaring ih.it the su preme court has no right to question the constitutionality of laws passed by tile legislature was defeated. -o- A COLLEGE PRESIDENT. Inauguration of Dr. McClelland Knox College Yesterday. of Galesburg. 111., Sept. 11. The inaug uration of the Rev. Thomas McClel land, formerly of Tabor college, and later president of Pacific university, as president of Knox college was a great day for the institution. Many alumni and friends were rresent from all parts of the country, including a large delegation from Chicago. The services took place in the college chapel this morning. Addresses were made by representatives of the trus tees, faculty, students and alumni, after which the new president deliv ered his inaugural address. The new president of Knox college was born in Pennsylvania in 1S46, of Scotch-Irish parents. When he was It! the family removed to Illinois. The fu ture educator was prepared for college at Denmark academy. Iowa, and ihete after entered Oberlin. from which in stitution he graduated in 1875. In 1SS0 he was graduated from the Andover sentinary. with the degree of bachelor of divinity. He at once accepted a Chair at Tabor college, which he con tinued to fill until appointed president of the Parific university at Forest Grove. Oregon, from which institution he was called to Knox to fill the va cancy caused by the resignation of President Flnley, who is now profes sor of politics at Princeton. A SEPTEMBER PERFORMANCE An Indication of a Republican Loss ! in Maine. Lewiston, Me.. Sept. 11 Returns from about half the towns in the state show a republican loss of !) per cent, a demo cratic gain of S per cent, and indicates a republican plurality of 33.000. CAR PAINTERS. Detroit. Mich., Sept. 11. The Master Car and Locomotive Painters' associa tion of the United States and Canada assembled in annual convention here today, with delegates present r .-presenting- nearly all' of the important rail roads and car manufacturing con cerns of this country and Canada. The vdv rUrtMlnln ' ' H..'", e. oZ branch of railroad work under the su pervision of the master car painters. Among those scheduled to read papers are A. R. Lynch of the Big Four, R. E. Miller of the Lehigh Valley, F. S. Ball of the Pennsylvania and Charles Clark of the Nickel Plate. SAVING THE ICE TRUST. Saratoga, Sept. 11. The democratic state convention elected Senator Mc Carren temporary chairman. A reso lution asking the attorney general to procid against the ice trust was ruled out of order. The convention took a recess until tomorrow. GREAT LAKE TRADE A High and Elaborate Record for 1900 Hitherto Indefinite Sources of Infor mation Regarding Its Extent. What Has Been Done in the Month of July. Washington. Sept. 11. (Special.) The commerce if the great lakes is making its high est and most elaborate record in the y.ar !!'". Not only is :he business carried on the lakes gr. at .r during the present season than on yny other occasion, but for the first time Its details arc being accurately measured and lh- facts presented from month to month to those interested in ihose details. The very rapid growth in the c m ii'.erc? of the great lakes whi:-h has been measured only at one or two points, and that in a fragmentary way. has fur many years suggested the ini- portanoe of some method by whieh th:1 detail:; of this en orneous commerce roulw he measured and 111- shipments I to una from cad; of the great ports f the-? lakes record- d. For several years the war di'i'iirimr!?: official at in.- 11 I rile. .Willi- 1.111.11 nil. ni.i.r nil accurate record of the shipments through that passageway which con nects Lake Sup- rinr with the lower lakes, and statements have been made from tinv 'to time of the tonnage of vessels passing that point. But aside from this no definite in-f- rination has be. n had regarding the commerce of the lakes as a- whole or e,f the business of the various ports "in j I the various articles intering imo tht? business of that great high way of comm- rce which con nects the producing -with the manu . facturing and consuming sections of our cimtry. In 1S99 the matter was j-eriously taken up by the bureau of j ' statistics of the treasury department and a system d. vis d by which this in- j , formation could be obtained, s'jowing the receipts and shipments of every port in all of the important articles ; entering into the commerce of the lakes and at 'th.. b3ginning of the pres ent season this system was put into , iprration and is proving- effective and : satisfactory to all interests. The statistics j.'st compiled, and which form a part of the July sum mary of comm -rce and finance, show thai during the month of July .". MS." Vessels arriv d at the thirty-seven principal p u ts on the groat lakes, an 1 from the op nitig of navigation up to August 1 th" total number of arrivals was ir..!)41. The in- portions of the ..vater transportation interests of some ' ,,r tn(. cjties on the great lak s is also strikingly illus-tra to J. For instance, there ent-red the port of Chicago dur ing the month i f July. 1.10S vess-ls per iiay. From the opening of navigation in April to August 1 the v.ssel arrivals at Chicago aggregated :i.51S. In the July record Cleveland ranked next to Chicago, there having been 533 arrivals during the interim, but tor the season to date both Milwaukee- and outclass Cleveland, the total Buffalo arrivals ct Milwaukee being 1,559 and at Buf falo 1.355. as compared with 1,330 ar rivals at Cleveland. The port of De troit was entersd by 275 vessels during July an: ther- were 9-14 arrivals at Duluth. Wis., and 43!l :U West Su perior, Mich., her sister city at the head of th? lakes. There has been considerable discus sion of late of the report that the rail reads wer: taking from the lake car jirrr. a greater proportion of northwest ern grain shipment-; than ever before. It would appear, however, from the la bes-t statistics, that th inroads are le ss serious than supp .sed. The re ceipts of breadstufl's at the principal Ports on the lake's iin- as follow?- A i ' icier-. July. 1 :!. Bushels. Season. 11)00 to Aug. 1. Bush Is. 16.743.B20 Wheat 1.1S4.073 Flour (t. ns) W.M.n Corn ...ll.ol3.ES3 Oats 4.11(1.455 Barley 23!l..23 Rye 7S.425 3;,3,f,lt! 2fl.B3S.M15 1C.U40.3S:) 2.3S7.423 IHB.15B The statement j'.tst compiled refutes the popular fallacy that also the water transportation great lakes district c exclusively a direct t hicago and Buffalo. of grain in th- institutes almost traffic b tween In th? shipment ot Hour the potts of Duluth and Mil wauk t' are practically equal, 'ihe ship ment at each poi 'h'i !;!' thi se-ison having exceeded l'lO.OOO tons. In ship ments . f wheat Duluth is far ahead of all ither ports, having shipped 1.014.193 bu.-hels in July and 8.2BS.SSB bush Is during the season up to Au gust 1. The neighboring point of West Superior, Wis., stands next to Duluth, having shipped l.'.Hl.fillt bush-I , , ' ' ' , . , els during July, and 5.23H.051 during ! boarde'3 . hls "r ther John. U.e season. Chicago Lead the list iniT1 kf- th'! mornln ,to corn shipments, her total for July be- ,A" Z ,Fa,"'nff, to r M in- s: .! i,h.,1 !,..,! e..- ;., I alled an undertake! to embalm the 24,421.335 lutsh.'ls.! In shipmer-ts of barley and oats, Milwaukee leads, while in shipments of rye Duluth holds first rank. Although originating at numerous different ports, ihe great bulk of the lake grain trade converges at Buffalo as a point of discharge. For : ir.Mtance. of th - 1B.743.00O bushels of wheal reci-iv.d at all hike ports. 14.217. I 441 bushels were consigned to Buffalo. : which port also received 23.fl73.79B bushels of the aggregate of 2fl.B3S.fl15 '. bushels of corn arr'vinf-; at all ports. The iron ore traffic is a branch of lake traffic in which the gr- atest interest i felt this year by aii persons coiinec-t-cd with the Iron and steel industry. Thus far this season the total re ceipts of iron ore foot up T.SfiO.OBU tons, 1.S69.721 tone being recfived at Ash tabu'.a. 1.422.327 tons at Cleveland, and 1,1 54.465 tons at South Chicago, dur ing the season: while the prin -ipal ports of shipm-m were Two Harbors, with 1,770.846 tens, and Duluth, with 1,690.935 tons. GREWSOME GATHERING. Convention of Cemetery Superintend ents at Cleveland, O. Cleveland. O.. Sept. 11. The four teenth annual convention of the Asso ciation of American Cemetery Superin tendents, which opened r.: the Hollcn oen hotel this morning. Is the largest gathering in the history of th organ ization. The visitors were cordially giceted by Mayor Farley, lo whose ad-dr-ss response was made by William Si- lie. of Massachusetts, president of I lie association. Afbr rnutiit" huvi i:is ha-i been disposed of the conveii tii .11 took up the oonsi leration of mat ter relating to ilie care, manag-in. nt Mid improvement of burial grounds. .fter 1 incher.n lh? visitors w. nt on v'il of inspection : Calvary cem etery. The convention will he In ses sion three days, coming to a close Thursday evening with the annual convention banquet. LEGION OF HONOR. New York, Sept. 11. Several hundr d wearers of the covet d decoration given for brave and distinguished ser vice in thp civil r nGpmha,t in Brooklyn, today and participated In the ' opining of the tenth annual reunion of the Medal of Honor L. gi on. A public meeting and reception will be held in the Academy of Music this evening in honor of the visitors to the reunion and addresses will be d- livered by General Stewart L. Woodford and other men of note. The reunion wilf come 'to a dose Thursday with an excursion to West Point. CUBAN INQUIRY MUST WAIT Bacon Says Nothing Will Be Made Public During Campaign. Washington, Sept. 11. Senator Bacon of Georgia was at the Metropolitan yes terday and was asked about the status of the Cuban investigating committee. "I am not a member of the commit tee, arul I do not know what has been done, but this I do know that the demo crats will receive no benefit from the disclosures of official rottenness in Cuba in this campaign. What the democrats ought to do is to bring before the coun try the action of the republican mem bers in refusing to take any steps to ascertain the true state of affairs on the island. There is no doubt that the apparent apathy is due to the fact that the republican managers kiu.w that a rigid investigation of affairs would dis- . I c lose the existence of frauds which the administration would ratlin- keep in the dark until affr the coming elec tion." LOST TO BOTH CANDIDATES Edward Atkinson Declines to Support Either Bryan or McXinley. Boston, Mass., Sept. 11. Edward At kinson, who has not heretofore publicly stated his position in the presidential campaign, and who has achieved per haps wider fame than any other per son in the band of Boston anti-imneri- al'sts, refuses to follow his brethern of ln anti-imperialistic league in then- support of Bryan. He cannot, however, bring himself to vote for McKinley. He denounces the latter as a land robber, but he regards Bryan in the light of a receiver of stolen goods, and refuses to make a choice between evils. Mr. At kinson says that he did not attend the recent Indianapolis conference, because lie felt sure he would full In prevent ing a declaration for Bryan. THE COAL STRIKE The Ultimatum of Ihe United Mine Workers. Chicago. Sept. 11. "I will leave for .Indianapolis tomorrow night, and if ! t.pon my arrival there on Thursday ' morning 1 fail to hear anything from ; the operators in New York indicative of their willingness to meet us in con ference. I shall immediately order a strike " i The?e were the we ids of John Mitch i ell, president of the United Mine uojkers of America, today. CALLED TOO SOON. ICersack Whs Not Ready Undertaker. for the Pittsburg. Pa., Sept. 11. When an undertaker was called to No. 131 Third avenue. Homestead, yesterday to pre pare Andrew Kersaek. a Carnegie mill worker, for burial, he was about to embalm the supposed corpse when he asked lh usual formal question about the death certificate. body, feeling sure that he was dead. When the funeral director found that there was no death certificate he re fused to go on with lh- work. Dr. Joi n Osborne was called and found tr.it Andy was a genuine case of suspend ed animation. TO RETURN NOME MINERS. San Francisco, Sept. 11. The trans port Lawton sailed for Cape Nome ti -day with berths, bedding and supplies for destitute miners. THE METAL MARKET. New York. Sept. 11. Silver, 62vj Mexican dollars. 49'i. Copper and lead j unenangeei. B.-P.'S NEW JOB. Pretoria, Sept. 11. Baden Powell has been appointed chief of the Tiansva il police. WAR IN THE WEST The Boom of Oratory is Heard Everywhere There is No Republican Apathy in Illinois Kerens Has His Heart Set on Carrying Missouri for Me Kinley. Chicago. S pt. 11 "I w .uld like ymi i make it understood by republicans I in the east," said Judge Yates, "that the lepubliean nominees in Illinois are nut only trying to insure their own election. They are working for lc Kinley and Roosevelt as well as for themselves. There is not one of us on the state ticket who does not subor dinate the fight for control of Illinois administration to the battle for su premacy in the national capital. All o( our speech. s and all the speeches of our friends are for the re-election of McKinley. We extol his administration wherever we go. and we have no lack . f material. "As for the response of the Illinois people whom I have addressed thus far." added Judge Yates. "1 ca'i see no sign of apathy. I believe that th? peo ple -in city and in township are be ginning to wake up. Instead of tak ing it for granted that this eleciion is ie go republican anyway, they realize that it Is necessary for republicans l.i show an interest in the campaign, to come eut and salute the flag, an 1 to make it evident to others how th y are going to vote. I am happy : i think that our local issues will only add strength In Illinois to the McKinley electoral ticket." These Illinois republican canipaign- ors started on another journ y this morning, extending to Yorkvill-, Bris tol and Waukegan. Journeys are planned for Friday and Saturday. IN MISSOURI. At the same time Richard Kerens, the Missouri membpr of the republican ex ecutive committee, is directing the opening of an earnest speaking cam paign in his state. There may be some incredulity as to th? possibility of making Missouri republican this year, but Mr. Kerens has set his heart upon the effort, and he will be about the proudest republican in the Unite! States if he succeeds. He hopes, as has been explained, en large republican gains in the two tit les ef St. Louis and Kansas City, n.-il he also counts upon many farm' is e.ting for a continuanc? of the pres ent national administrate)). Mr. Ker ens sent into the Missouri field of or atory today such speakers as Governor Shaw of Iowa, R. C. Jardine or f eonsin. Maj r C. P. Ray of New York, r.nd Col J. H. Davidson of Minnesota. Mr. Kerens is mue-h gratified by the letters of Richard Dalton, withdrawing from -.he democratic party in Missouri, Mr. Dalton's letter is regarded at the Chicago headquart rs, as pcculiarlv forcible in pointing out the difference between imperialism, which does not exist. and commercial expansion, which does exist, and which depends for its continuance upon the popular support of th? republican party. Campaign sp aking is also in full swing in Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. DEMOCRATIC MONEY. The statement issued by Set alor Jones that the democratic national c mmittee is using no money in this campaign excites derision in Chicago. It is now known that Mr. Jones has been collecting campaign funds thr ugh various apenties during the past three years. He has made cle pos t? in banks, and these deposits have pail enough interest to meet most of the expenses of the demociatie na tional committee during the past iwo years. Now, of course. Mr. Jones Is drawing upon his piincipal and is so liciting more subscriptions. Thoro is no sign ab-ut democratic noti iml headquarters of any lack of ca-;h. I'. s an open s.cret that the r.pi.'j-'i'-on headquartErs has difficulty to iTi.-.t its weekly pay day roll of r nil-loves, and that only the genero-ity of business men, who are seriously alarmed at a situation which they believe- to be temporary, enables the persistent distribution of linrature oy the republican committee. An absurd story is published here to the effect that the return of Chairman llanna to Chicago will be followed by the dismissal of almost everybody in republican headquarters, from vice Chairman Payne and Secretary Heath down to the office boys. The fact is that Mr. Hanna is highly gra tided ly the efficient service during his ab sence in the east of his enthusiastic and industrious adjutants in Chicago. THE FRISCO QUARANTINE Endorsement of Movement By El Paso to Raise It. San Francisco, Sept. 11. At a meet ing of th- ytate board of trade t day a letter from the El Paso chamber of commerce to the governor of Texas protesting against a further continu ance of the oppressive and unjust quarantine in force against San Fran cisco, was read. A resolution was adopted endorsing the action of the El Paso organization and declaring that "it is the sense of this board that no necessity for a quarantine ever exist-ed and certainly there is no ground for its prolongation at this date." o BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE. Celebration of One Hundred and Twenty-Third Anniversary. West Chester, Pa., Sept. 11. The one hundred and twenty-third anniversary of the battle of the Brandyw ine was cel. brated with interesting ceremonie: on the battlefield, near here, today. The celebration was under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic and the main feature was a flag-raising and the placing of old cannon to mark the site of the battle. Governor Stone presided over the exercises and the duty of running up the flag was as signed to a woman who lost two grand fathers in the battle of Brandy wine. NOT READY TO CHALLENGE. Sir Thomas T.lpton Says No Time Yet Been Set for Race. II.H I c . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . Sept. 11. Sir Thomas Lip tin, in conversation with the Qit rtis lown correspondent of the Daily T graph, at the Royal Cork Yacht club, yesterday, said that no time hnd been mentioned for the interna tiont I race up to the pres. nt. "You see,' h remarked, "there is no talent t sent 'to America and consa qupntly arrangements could not be made. "I intend calling my n.w yacht the Shamrock, the same as its predecessor "The challenger will have the advan tage of testing her sailing eiualily when she is built with the old Sham rock. They will hav- trial races. I have not changed nor do I intend to change the construction of the . Id boat so that she may have a fair trial with the new boat in exactly the same shape as she was when she competed with th Columbia." Asked if he considered American yachtsmen equal to British. Sir Thomas said: "I do in every respect. I say without fear that there are in finer yachtsmen in the world than the Americans." o BASE BALL Record of Games Won and Lost Yesterday. At Brooklyn Brooklyn, 6: Cincin- i nati, 6. At Boston Boston. 7: St. Louis, 6. At Kansas City First game Kan sas City, 6: Indianapolis, 3. Second game Kansas City, 4; Indianapolis, 10. At Chicago Chicago, 9; Cleveland. 1. At Philadelphia Philadelphia, 0; Pittsburg, 2. At Minneapolis Minneapolis-Buffalo, game postponed; rain. At Milwaukee Milwaukee-Detroit, game postponed; rain. At New York New York, 14; Chica go. 3. Second game Chicago, 3; New York. 3. HORSEWHIPPING AND DAMAGES Chicago, Sept. 11. A dispatch to the Chronic le from Rockford, 111., says: Philip W. Danky, who was publicly horsewhipped one day last week by his brirther-in-law.- Frank S. Ailing, who came here from Tacoina. Wash., for the purpose, today brought suit against Ailing in the circuit court for $10.0'0 damn ges. THE LAST BATTLE The Smith-Wilson Foes Slept on Their Arms. All persons who are not adverse to scenes of slaughter and incidents of bloodshed are invited to be present at Dorris theater at 10 o'clock this morn ing. All the excitement and none of the expense of a bull fight is promised. It is agreed on all sides that there will be an interesting time. In fact there is no way in which a close encounter may be avoided "between the Smith and Wil son factions. The contest raised by the Wilson people involves a question of veracity and it is likely that the lie will be passed more or less politely several times during the proceedings. No forecast of the result can be af- toreted from this office or from any where else on earth unless from the lips of certain ilson delegates who have not yet unlocked their lips. The friends of Colonel Wilson resident in Phoenix say that the foreign delegates will be as faithful to him in any em ergency venim can possibly arise as the warmest of his local partisans. An effort was made last night to reach some sort of an understanding which would lighten the work today, but as a S.rith delegate said: "They (meaning the Wilson delegates) wouldn't listen to reason but shut their eyes and closed their ears and are com ing on with their heads clown bellow ing." Some hope was built by the Smith folks upon the probable c-ours? of the Mohave delegation which, though it had been instructed for Wilson, was not supposed to be instructed to follow him through the Maricopa contest. The Mohave delegation arrived early yes terday morning in the inside pocket of a single man who, it was announced last night, would stay with Wilson until the last card had been played. A part of the Gila delegation is in town, but what that county will do has not been made public, nor is it known what the Wilson delegates from Apache and Navajo will do. If they all stand to gether the Maricopa delegation will be uns.-ated. It has been suggested that in the in terest of an appearance of fairness, the convention may admit all the members of both Maricopa delegations, with half a vote each. That would let Mr. Smith down easier, but let him down, just as far. The Smith people are by no means discouraged. They say the con vention today will be nothing more than a ratification of the proceedings of one week ago. Most of the Democrtie political lead ers of the territory are already in town. Besides those mentioned in previous . catalogues, there are Ben Crawford of I Morenci, Dr. C - ool of Globe, M. J. Nugent of Yu; . G. Samaniego, Harry Drachma ., Sam Drachman, Judge Barnes and S. Y. Barkley, of j Tucson, J. B. Jones of Williams, E. E. EJlinwood of Flagstaff, and conspicuous. among them all the tall and unfamiliar form of Frank McClinlock of San Do mingo. , . PEACE WITH PEKIN Hanging Fire As to the United States WAITING ON POWERS- No Objection Trough to the Power With Which Li Hung Chang Has Been Invested France Joins With Russia in the Proposal to Leave the Capital of China The Claim of Italy. Washington, Sept. 11. From a for iral statement given out today it ap pears that the state department is not yet ready to begin direct negotiations with Li Hung Chang. It dots not question his credentials as plenipoten tiary, but simply l-aws The ma-tter in abeyance. Probably this because all of the powers have not returned their re sponses to the Russian note, and it is desirable to avoid the- United States being the first among the powers -to abandon the hope of harmonious action and strike for itself toward a settle ment directly with China. Also, it may be (teemed well to wait to hear Mr. Conger, who several day &go was invited to express his opin ion about tiufl'ting Pekin. Minister Wu was twice at the stata department today. It was understood that his first call was in part, at least, tc secure transportation for Li Huns Chang from Shanghai to Taku on a United States vessel. His later call was to receive the answer of the de partment to that application, as well as lo a communication respecting LI Hung Chang's functions.- The answer returned by tjie state department to the latter communication apparently made it unnecessary at this time to pursue an inquiry as to a ship, for if Earl Li may not enter Into negotia tions at present 'there is no occasion to transport him to Taku. FRANCE FOR PEACE. Paris. Sept. 11. It is asserted here that should Prince Ching arrive in j Pekin properly aoorcilhed, France will readily accept him and besin p?ace ne got la lions. PROTECTION AGAINST HIS OWN. Berlin. Sept. 11. It is learned at the British embassy here that Li Hung Chang, having been directed by the emperor of China to proceed immediate!- to Pekin and e-o-operate with Prince Ching towards the settlement of all difficulties with the powers, has ap plied through the Chinese ambassadors at the various capitals for a guarantee from- the powers for safe conduct on the way to Pekin for the beginning of negotiations. His application, it is added, has not yet been answ ered. FRANCE WITHDRAWS. All the Powers Will Likely Leave the City of Pekin. London, Sept. 11. France has form ally adhered to the Russian proposal to withdraw from Pekin to Tien Tsin and instructions have been sent 10 the French and Russian ministers anil commanders at Pekin directing then to withdraw the legations and military contingents to Tien Tsin immediately if the circumstances permit. It 1st believed this will result in all the pow ers abandoning Pekin. PEACE PREPARATION. London. Sept. 11. It is stated at th? Chinese legation that an imperial edict commanding the opening of peace ne gotiations appoints Prince Ching, hea.I of the Tsung Li Yamen as joint pleni potentiary with Li Hung Chang. It is added that the viceroys of Nankin anil Hankow will also be appointed but th-j edict does not mention them. ITALY'S DEMAND. London, Sept. 11. A Rome dispatch says the Italian cabinet has, decided to formulate demands for Indemnity against China and if aocepted Italian intervention in China will be termin ated. YOUNG TUCSON DEMOCRATS Urge the Return of General Wilson to Congress. Tucson, Sept. 11 (Special). A Young Men's Democratic club was organized here tonight with a strong membership for work in the coming county and ter ritorial campaign. Resolutions were adopted endorsing in the strongest terms William J. Bryan and Delegate J. F. Wilson. The course of the latter in congress was commended and his return was urged in order that he might complete the work laid out in the last term. DIED AT THE AGE OF 106. Pittsburg. Sept. 11. Louis Goodman, for many years a well known character about this city, is today dead at his home fromi the effects of a cold. He came to this city at the age of 60 and worked steadily as a pack peddler until he was 104 years of age. He never consulted a physician nor took any med'eine. He was married four times, the last time when he was 92. Goodman was bom in Sane, province of Sumolk, Russia, in 1794.