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The thormometer ran^ed as follows at\
Tna Times offlce yesterday: 9 a. M, '6:
1Z M.. S2, ?" J*. ai., >*; 6 P. *M., Rj; 3 i>. M.,
~9; l- ai., 72. Average temperature, <:? !--?
Forecast for Frlday and.Sat*.!.':'!>nv= ,pft!etf
Vir^nla and North Carouf.s-tasetttal
wealber. shovrers and thur,!sr,'..rms FrU
S,"?S Saturday; ligbt to fresh south
westcrly wlntls.
VOL. 15. JNO. 16(5.
Touclics Brieily on tlie
Silver Oueslion.
Support Republican Party and Expect
Protection From it.
No Ccoiiomic Question Cnn Oompnro
in Iiuportattce "With an Issno
Wbicli Conceriis tlie Very Prin
ciplcs Upon AVIiicli Our
"Republican Goycrniuciit
Is I'ouiulctl.
TOPEKA. KAN'.. Aug. 23.?Topeka put
fnrth her best efforts to-day to welcome
William J. Bryan, who. at 3 o'clock this
afternoon, was notllied by the National
Populist party and the National Monetary
League of his nomination for President of
ihe United States.
Tlie streets and hotels were profusely
decorated and the city is well-filled with
visitors. Hot, sultry weather came with
the dawn. and at 10 o'clock a drizzling
rain began falling. Mr. Bryan nnd party
are s h- duled to arrive at IO:."". They
wero met in Atchison by special commit?
tee. which escorted him io tiiis city.
ln replying to the speech in'orming him
of his nomination, Mr. Bryan said:
"Mr. Chairman and Members of the Noti
fication Committee:
"In acceptlng the presldential nomina?
tion. which you tenfier on behalf of the
Populist party, I aesire to give em^hutic
recognition io the educational work done
by your party. The Populist party, as
an organization and the Farmers' Alli
ances and ihe labor organizations from
which they sprung have done much to
arouse the people t< a study of economic
and Industrial questions. BeUevlng, as I
do, that iruiii grows not in seclusio'n, but
ln the open lield, and that lt thrives
best ln the sunlight of full and free
deh.ii'-. I have confidence that tho
dlscussion which your party has com
pelled will aid in reaching thut true
solution of pending problems toward which
ail honest citizens aim.
"I .:? sire also, to express my deep np
pre.iation of the liberality of'opinion and
devotion to principlc. which have led the
xnembt rs of your party to enter the runks
of another party in the selection of a can- I
"And le: me pnuso to say, that when the
speech was prepared and given to the
press I did not know that formal announce
m'ent of the resolutions. passed by th^
"Monetary League, would be made at this
time. and 1 deslre h< re to express by grat
Itude to the members of that League for
the support which they promise and for
Uie cordlal commendarion which their res
ohitions speak. Tho Monetary League has
for four years been acllve in the distribu
tion ol llterature connected with tho money
qu? ? ? -. ...!'? d at the enlightehment of
the voiers, and 1 have dn?-former occa
slons j:;d now express my commendation
. C ihe ? Q rts of this Lsague and of s'milar
leagucs to spread before the people infor
mation on th ? money question. because 1
beiieve ih ? more the question ls studied
and the better :i is understood. the strong
er will ':?? the demarid for ihe restoration
of the double standard in the United
States." (Great appiause).
'?While i am grateful for the confidence
which the P ipulists have expressed in me,
1 am noi vain enough to regard as per?
sonal their extmordinary manlfestations
of good will. The ties which bind to
gethex those who beiieve in the same
gr< al fundamental principles are strong
cr than ties of affectlon?stronger even
than the ties ..f biood: and co-operation
between tha reform forces is due to the
fact ihat Democrats, Populists und Silver
Republlcans take the side of the people
in their contesl against greed and agree j
in the ... . :ation of Jeffersonlan prin
clpli s I ? the question immediately be?
fore us.
"ln 1S96 the money question was of
param mnt Impdrtance and the allies in
that campaign united in the demand for
ihe Immediate restoration of silver by
the Independent actlon of this country at
,?; to l. ihe ratio wh'ch had exlsted since
1S34. They were defeated, but ihat did
uoi end the discussion. The Democrats
were defeated ;:-. 1S$S, but thiu did not put
_n end to tariff reform. The Republicans
were 1 Ceated In 1892, but that did not
permanently overthrow the protective
tariff. Del at -t the poils does not neces
Barily >-.<?.:.:. a great problem. Experi
eno and experience alone settles ques
tlons. If an increase in the voiume ot
the currency since 1S36, nlihough un
promised by the Republicans and unex?
pected, has brought Improvement in indus?
trial conditions. this improvement instead
of answering the arguments put forth in
favor of biinetalUsm only contlrms the
eontention of those who insisted that
more'money would make better times.
"The Republican party, however, while
claimlng credit for the increase in circula
tion, niak'. s no perxnanent provislon for ah
adequate supply of standard mon y. lt de
ales the necessity for more .real money.
while it peraits national banks to expand
the voiume of paper promises to pay
"If the Populists felt justified in oppos
ing tht< Republican party when it sought
to conceai its gold-standard tehdencies
under the mask of intcrnational bimetal
lam, tii ? oppositioh should be more pro
n rcneed in proportloh as the Republican
party more openly e.spouscs gold inuno
"ln 1885 the reform forces charged the
Republican party with hnend'ng to retire
the greenb icks, This charge, d'.pied at
tlie Utoe, has been confessed by the tinan
clal blll, which converts greesbacki when
once red ezhed into gold certiiicates, and
extends new priviieges to banks of issuc.
If a Populist opposed the Republican party
when its hostllity ... greenbacks was only
stispccted, that oppositlon should be
greater now, since no onecanlonger doubt
ihe purpose of the Republican party to
S-ib?Utute bank-notea for greenbacks.
??lt Is true that ihe Populists beiieve in
an irtvd <emabh- greenback, while the
Democrats beiieve in a greenback redecm
able in coln, but the vltal queltion at this
time, s^> far bs paper iu jney ls cohoernjd, j
is whether ihi- <" jvcrnmeiit or banks shall
Lssuc it. There wili bc time enough to 1
: dUcus*> the rednentabllity 0? the green-j
backs -when the grcenback Itself is saved
from Ihe annlhilation which now threatens
it. Tho Republican party Is now c.om
mlttcd 10 a currency system which neces
sltates a perpetual debt, while the Popu
list fmds him-elf in agrecment with the
Democrats. who beli--vo in payjng off the
national debt as rapidly as possible.
"If belief in an income tax justiflcd a
Popuilst In acting with the Democratic
party in 1&5C, what. excuse can he find for
niding the Republican party now. when
iivsn' tho exigenr.ies of war have not. been
sufficient to bring tliat party to the sup
port of ihe inrome-tax princ.iple?
"Popuusts beliove. in arbitraiion now as
much as they did in lilxi, and are as mucli
opposed to government by Injunction and
tiie black list as th|y were then, and upoii
these subjeels they have as inuch reason
for co-opcration with the Democratic party
to-day us they had four years ago.
"Democrats and Fopulists alike favor
ihe prihciple of direct lfgislation. If any
dlflterences exist ;ls to the extent 10 which
the principle shouid be applied, these dif
ferences can be rc-conciled by experiment.
"Democrats and Pdpulists agree that
Chinese and other Oriental labor shouid
be excluo'ed from the United St.i:<s.
"Democrats and Popullsts desire to so
ejilarge the scope of the interstate com
merce act as to enable tho commission to
protect both persons and places from di.
crimination, and the public at large from
excessive railroad rates.
"The Fopulists approVe 'ho demand ^cl
forth in the Democratic platform for a In
bor bureau, with a cabinet oflieer at its
head. Such <t:i ofTicial would keep the Ad
ministration in close touch with the wnge
earnlng portion of the populafion. and go
far toward securing such rcnicd:al Icgis
lation as the toilers neod.
"In ISOil the Populists united wilh tho
Jiemocrats in opposing the trusts. although
the quostioii at that time appcared like a
cloud scarcely larger than a man's hend.
To-day that cloud wellni.sh oversprcads
the Industrial sky. The farmer does not
participate in the profits of any trust.
but he s'orely feels the burden of them all.
He is dependent upon tho season for his
income. When he plants his crops he
knows not wl-.ether it will bo blc-ssed witii
rain or blightcd witli drought?; he knows
not whether wind will blow it down. or hall
destroy lt, or insects devour it. and the
price of the crop is as uncertain as the
quanity. If a pricate monopoly can sus
pend production and fix the price of raw
material as well as the price ol' the iinished
product the farmer, powerless to protect
himself when he selis. is plundered when
he purchases; Can any f.irnn-r hesitate to
throw the influence of his ha'lot upon tiie
side of thoso who desire to protect the
public at large from moiopolies':
"The fact that the trusts support tho
Republican party ought to be siifncient
proof that they expect protection from it.
Tiie Republican cannot be relied upon to
extingulsh the trusts so long as it draws
his campaign contributions from their
overfiowing v.uilts.
"The prosperity argument which the
Republicans bring forward to answer all
comjilnints against the Admlnisti-atlon, will
not deceive the farmer: lie knows that two
factors come into his income?first, the
size of his crop. and second, the price
which he receive.-' for the same. Ho does
not return thanks to the party in power
for favorable weather and a bountiful liar
vest, and he knows that the Republican
party has no policy which insures a per
manent increase in agricultural prices.
Since he sells his surplus ln a foreign
market he Is n:>t a beneficiary of the
tariff. and since he produees merchandise
and not money, he does not profit by the
appreclatlon of the dollar. He knows that
the much-wanted prosperity, of which ho
(Contlnued on Fifth Page.)
Began His Eiehteen-Year Term at
State Penitentiary Last Night.
He Looks Emaciated.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
PETERSBURG-, VA., August 23.?Gil
Iigan - last hope of liberty seems now to
bo lost.
Andri w Carter Gilligan, convicted of
the murder of C. Beverly Turner, in Isle
of Wight county, was taken to the p- n
itentiary to-night to serve a term of cight
teen years' imprlsonment, which is the
punishment flxed by the jury for his
Th - condemned man was almost over
come when his final fate was told to him.
He looks emaciated and is almost a ner
vous wreck. His incoherenf words und
bltter tears show what mental suffering
he is enduring. Wh n asked by the ra
porter if he would make any statement
to be published, he said that one now
cou'd do no good. He said, however, that
ho has been" badly trea-tcd; not by the
people generally, but by the citizens of
ls'e of Wight, and, above all, by his at
torneys. He could hardly endure the
thought that enough money had been con
tributed to secure for him another trial,
and yet these ln whose hands his interests
?were, had made no effort in his behalt A
fri nd brought him another hundred dol
lars to-day, but the generosity of his
friend seems now to be of no avail. The
prisoner says that it would be far better
for rrhn if he had employed no counsel
at all. or had secured the services of one
attorney who would not have deserted
him ?when th- crucial hour came.
There seems to be no dissenting voice
here with reference to the proceedings in
his case. His enemies, that is, those who
believe h- shouid be severely punished,
are dissatlsfied with the manner in which
the punTJhment was metcd out. They
would have him pay the1 penalty of his
crime. they sav, but at the same time lc-t
him have the satisfactioir, however little
it might be, that the- penalty -was fairly
When there was hope no longer left to
him Gilligan wrote a letter to "aiiss Tur?
ner upbraiding her for the- share she had
in his conviction. The letter was sealed
and started on the way to the office. but
the jail oflicials here had it returned on
aeeount of the stingmg and reproachful
terms that it contained. fearing fhat the
sending of it might result in injury to
Gilligan expr:ssed himself in grateful
terms for the" many favors he has re?
ceived in Petersburg.
Whatever thr- facts may be. ?when Gil?
ligan left here in charge of a prison guard.
manv oxpressed regrets that the laws of
the State were so lightly treated.
Ciliitran Arrives Here.
Andrew Carter Gilligan reuched here last
night from Petersburg and was imrne
dlately taken to the penitentiary .by the
guard in charge. where he will begin his
term of eighteen years for the murder of
air. C. Beverly Turner, of Isle of Wight.
Gilligan wore a sad expression and hud
but little to say, seeming to fully realize
the ordcal upon which he was about to
He looked care-worn and haggard, and
showed signs of his long confinement in
the Petersburg juil and the strain he has
undergone Incident to his trial.
He will be examined by the penitentiary
physician to-day, given his new uniform
and assigned to his celL
Thousands of Odd-FeT
lows to Attend.
Important Meeting of the Committee
Calied for To-lVlorrow.
Those Haviiijr tho Eiitertaininent of
the Visitors in Cliarjre I'nfiiiijr
iu Hard Work Pt'Rjiariiig
for Tiiose Who Will At
teuil Grand Iiiidgc's
iMcet ings.
There will be a conference at the Jeffer?
son to-morrow afternoon ;it 4 o'clock of
the cbairmen of all the enmmittecs now
engaged in making arrungements for the
great meeting of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge. Independent Order of Odd-Eellows,
to be held in this city commencing Septem?
ber 17th. The assemblagc in Richmond of
this august body is an important thing
to this city and State. and the old Capitul
of the Old Dominion will open wide her
porlals and receive her guests in true Vir?
ginia style. Advices have been received
here indicating that in the neighhorhood
of 20,0-jO wearers of the "three links" will
come to Richmond on the occ.ision of tne
meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge,
and in view of this unprecedentedly lurge
number the various committees have found
it necessary to bestir themselves in the
matter of providing for the care and enter
tainment of the visitors.
lt is with a view of having a thorough
understanding of the progress made and
the things thut need to be done that the
city may be In readiness for the coming
thousands. The work already done will
not only bc discusscd. but a complete un?
derstanding will be had as to what remains
to be done. One thing is certain, the Odd
Fellows are to be given a royal reception
by old Richmond,-and nothing is to be left
undone that will aud to their comfort and
pleasure while here. The Executive
Board, of which Mr. Hill Montague is
chairman, has been putting forth some
hard work in the matter of arousing the
people to the great beneflts the city must
derive from the visit of so influentia] and
important a body of men, und plans for
the proposed eiitertainment have just
begun to assume definite shape. It has
been estimated that $7,500 will be needed
to provide proper entertainemnt for the
Sovereign Grand Lodge and its members,
and already a large part of this sum has
been pledgc-d. It may be authoritatively
stated, however, that tne committee still
lacks 53,000 to ?4,000 of having enough to
carry through their general plans, and
while no aid is specially solicitcd of the
general public, any public-spirited citizen
who feeis like making a contribution to
the entertainment fund, no matter how
large or small, will lind the same grate
fully received by the Richmond Odd-Fel
lows, and espeeially by the committeemen
who are hfboring so hard to make the
meeting here one of the most delightful
in the history of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge. Such donations shouid be for
warded to Captain T. Wiley Davis, treas
urer of the Executive Board, Ebel build?
In this connection it should bo said that
the Sovcreign Grand Lodge is composed
of prominent men from all parts of the
United States. Some are rich manmac
turers and merchants, others cminent
professional men, others capitaiists, bank
ers and citizens in the humbler wnlks of
life. It is reported that Massachusetts
alone will send two special train-louds,
consisting of 500 Odd-Fellows and their
families, and that Missouri will he repre
sented by between 250 and 300. who will
travel ? to Richmond on a special train,
composed of sleeping and dining cars.
"Muny of the visitors will spend a week
or ten days in the city ln order to visit the
historlc points of interest in and around
the city and to go through the large to?
bacco factories, the ship-yards, locomotive
works and other vast business institutions
which have made Richmond famous all
over the world.
YPlthin the Itist few days a Committee
on Decoration has been added to the list
of committces to prepare for the coming
of the Odd-Fellows, and energetic efforts
are to be made to have the business
houses generally decorated for the occa
sion. The expense of putting up flags and
buniing is not great, ns most of the stores
and other business houses on the princi
pal business streets have on hand already
the material for decoration. Mr. Julius
Straus is chairman of the Decoration
Committee, nnd associated with him in this
work are Messrs. J. Samuei Parrish,
vico-chairman: M. Mitteldorfer, Louis Gis
selbrecht, YV. Eimore Seal and Charles L.
The following are expected to attend the
meeting at the Jefferson to-morrow after?
noon and report what hr.s been done by
their committees in the various lines of
work asslgned to them:
Executive Board?Hill Montague. chair?
man: "William H. Bailey, vice-chairman;
Manley B. Ramos, secretary^ T. "Wiley
Davis, treasurer; Samuei R. Crowder, P.
W. Miltz and C. S. Wells.
Reception Committee?J. Taylor Ellyson.
Correspondence and Printing Commit?
tee? ""V. G. Dukc.
Committee on Parade?Morgan R. Mills.
Committee on Past-Grand Representa
tlves' Reunlon?J. B. Blunks.
Committee on Hotels?Louis Aubel.
' Committee on Transportation?George
B. Jones.
Committee on Carriages?Thomas B.
Committee on Halls and Meeting Places?
Thomas N. Kendler.
Committee on Music-Charles H. Phll
Committee on Eritertainment of Ladies?
George B. Davis (chairman).
Committee on Entertalnment at the
Auditorium-Samuel R. Crowder.
Committee on Rebekah Branch-Vv". p.
Larrabee, of Old Point.
Committee on Badges and Souvenirs
R. M. Pileher.
Committee on Horses and Trappings?
Joseph Lasitter.
Bureau of Jniormation and Denots?W.
H. Tompkins.
Committee on Degrec rf Chivalry?A.
W. Hargrove.
Committee on : Ritualistic and Floor
Work?R. M. Mason.
Press Committee?Henry Flegeuheimer.
Committee on Official Programme?C. W.
Committee on Decorations?.Tulius Straus.
The gentlemen named are the chairmen
of the various committees. and it is earn-'
estly hoped that all or them will be pres?
ent to-morrow afternoon that they may
advlse their co-laborers in this great work
what they have done and what still needs
to be done.
? The Executive Board held a meeting
Wednesduy night and transacted a quant
ity or important business reiative to the
approaching meeting of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge. It decided that there shouid
be and appointed a Committee on Deeora
tion. The Patriarchs Militant Committee
held a brief sessio'n iilso. and dotermmed
to secure the services of a regular army
offlcer to act as one of the judgcs during
tho prize drills.
At a meeting of Abou Ben Adhem Lodge
of Odd-Fellows. Wednesday night, an ap
propriation of $'-"'1' was made for the en
tertainmer.t of tho Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Tho Committee on Competitive Drills has
been tendered the use of tho Broad-Strcet
baseball grounds by tho Richmond Trac
tion Company for the drills of the Pa?
triarchs Militant during the Grand Lodge's
session. Thero is a seating capacity for
5.000 persons at this park.
Carncjrio Denies 'Xliat He Will Take
Stunip '<??? Bryan.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, August 23.--In reference
to a report which has been current for.
several days the World to-morrow will
print the following copyrighted cable:
"London, August 23.?-The World corre?
spondent telegraphed Andrew Carnegie,
who is at h:s Scotch residence. asking
whether the report was true that he in
tcndetl to stunip the United States for
Bryan. because of his opposilon to impe?
rial ism.
'.'?Mr. Carnegie replied: "There is no
truth in the report.' "
Nominnted for Governor,
(By Associated Press.)
DOVER, DEL.. August 23.?Tho Cnion
Bepnbl;can Convention to-day endorsed the
Republican electoral .ticket and nominated
a separate State ticket, headed by George
W. Marshall for Governor.
A resolution was adopted condemnnig
the disfranehisement of negroes in the
Shot to Death bv a Mob.
(By AsFoeiatea Press.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., August 23.?
Samuel Fields, a young negro, was shot
to death by a mob of white men last niprht.
ncar Whitchall, Livingstone Parish. Fields
attempfed to assault a white woman.
He was taken from the oflicers by a mob
and put to death.
Out on a Strike.
(By Associated Prpss.)
About three hundred and fifty employes
of the Tcnncssee Coal. Iron and Railway
Company struc-k to-day, because of tho
discharge of a union man.
Al.ibama in Dry Dock.
(By Associated Press.)
XEW YORK, August 23.-The T'nitcd
States battleship Alabama went into dry
dock at the navy yard, Brooklyn, to-day.
Her undfrbody and sides will be scraped
and newiy painted. The work will take
several days.
i>3otion Overruloil.
div Associated PrnBS )
GEORGETOWX. KY.. August 23.?A Her
considering the affidavits submitted by
both sides and hearlng arguments. Judge
Cantrill to-day overrul d the motion for
a new trial in the Powers case.
Arrived in Shantrh'ai.
(By Associated Press.)
ROMB, August 23.?Rear-Admlral Can
diani. in command of the Italian squadron
in Chinese waters, has cabled the Italian
Minister of .Marine that he has sent all
the staff of the Italian legation to Shan?
ghai, where they arrived safely .
Thomas Vaughan and Walter Farmer
Locked Up at Second Station Last
Night as Incorrigibles
G. T. Vaughan and Thomas E. Farmer,
two v/hito men who live cn Oregon X! 111.
msrehed th&lr two sons, Thomas Vaugha'n
and Walter I.ee Farmer, into the Seccnd
Police Station between 0 and 10 o'clock last
r.ight and sworo out warrants against the
lads, charging them with being incorri
gible and beyond the control of their par
ents. The boys were lined up to the Ser
geant's Jesk, and answered questic.ns in a
nonchalant manner. When they were led
to a cell, they tiited their caps'to-one side
and sitcde across the hall of the station
after tho fashion of the typical Bowery
tough. Tommy Vaughan is twelve years
oid and "Walter Farmer has just seen his
fourteenth birthday," but both have been
tioublfsomo factors in Oregon Iliil socie?
ty, and the Farmer boy has had at Ieast
one or two "whlris" with Justico John, in
which he came out all right, for the rea'son
thac tho good-hearted police judge hated to
punish a chiid of his youth. N'ow, that th_
fathers of these lads as.k that they be sent
to the reformatory. it is most llkely the
court will commit the youngsters without
any more ado.
From what can be learnetl reg.irding
these boys, they are simply bad. Tommy
and Walter live on Oregcn Hill, and are
members of the famous organization known
as tha "Oregon Hill Cats," a juvenila fra
ternity that enjoys the old custom of
throwing stones at everything and every
body, and of ooir.niitiing other mischievous
and nasty little acts which tend :o make
burdensomo tht> lives of those persons who
arn thrown into contact with them.
Messrs. Vaughan and Farmer did not
enumerate any speciflc vlolatlons of the
law that had been committed by their
sons, but simply appeared before Justice
YV. R. Jones and swore out warrants
charging the boys with being incorviglble,
which, when admitted in court by a parent,
is sufScient to havo his child committed
to the Teformatory until he is eighteen
years of age. or nnger, if necessary. The
cases of these children will come up this
morning before 'Squire Lonnie Graves.
who is presiding over the Polico Court ln
the absence of Justice Crutebneld. They
will bo tho first cases in Richmond in
which fathers havo appeared in such a
capacity against '.neir boys.
The polico be'iov."" tho G.enn curfow law
would prevent many a lad from committing
crime and save anguish in many a home,
if it were in effect in this city.
Those on Way DefLected
to Pliilippines.
No Further Fighting in Chinese Cap
ital Reported.
Oabinet Met But No [nkiiti^of Mttturc
ol' Mcssage """rnineil Was Given
Out?German I-'tu-cign Oilice
Aifswercd Li iiung's Ap
pcal by a llefusal to
(Py .Yssotiiit>><l Troas.)
Y\rASJH.LNGTOX, August 23.?The im
portant development in the Chines ? situa?
tion to-day was the decision of the Gov?
ernment not to send any more troops to
China. All the troops now at si a, am amt
ing to 4,000, together with those under or
dt-rs for service in the far East, which
havo not saflcd, arnotintlng to about 3.0G0
more, will be sent to Manlla. The troops
now ou the way upon touchihg at Xa
gasaki will go on to Manila unless there
aro developments in China which are not
expected, which would make their presence
in that country necessary.
Secretary Root said to-day that no
more troops were being sent to China, be?
cause they were not needed. L'pon the
arrival at Nagasaki ot the Hancock and
the troops she carrii d, General Chaffee
will have 5,000 avaiiable men, whiclf fs
dcemed sufflci-:nt for all present purposes.
The decision of tlie Department was not
based upon any recommendation made by
General Chaffee, but upon reports r -
ceived from him. which made it apparent
that no more troops were needed.
The announeem-nt of the dilversion of
tho troops was made in the following of
tic-ial bulletin which was posted at the
War Department this evning:
"The Government has decided that un?
less required by fiiiur- developments,
no more troops are to bc sent to China.
Orders have accordlngly Lreen cabled to
"STagasaki for the Meade, which is due
there to-day witli four troops Third
Cavalry, four companies of the Fiftcenth
Infantrv and Company E. E'attalion of
Engineors. to procfed directly to Manlla.
Similar orders will be given to the other
troops which aro under orders for China
via Nagasaki."
It was stated at the Dipartment that
the encouraging condition in China was the
main reason why tne orders of to-day re
garding tlie troops were issued. Besides
the troops on th-; M ade, there is now at
sea the Warren, with two squaurons Of
the- Nlnth Cavalry and recruiis;
the shcrman, with one battallon
each of the Second and Fifth and
Bighth Infantry. The Logan is
scheduled to sail on September
1st with two battalions of the First and
one battalion of the Second infantry.
It was said at the Department that six
or seven thousand troops would be af
fected by tii. order.
A dispatch was r. ceived from General
Chaffee to-day, dated Pekin, August ISth,
which was not in response to the request
sent him a few days ago to teport the
conditions and requirenients. General
Chaffee iid not report further fighting in
Pekin. and for that reason the Washing?
ton officials fell assured that liostile dem
onstrations in tne chinese capltal have
ceased. The dispatch reiated largely to
trans'portation conditions and stated that
the railroad between Taku and Pekin
could not be used at tlie pres< nt time, as
portions of it had been destroyed by the
Generafl Chaffee will co-operate with
the other commap.dcrs in China ln recon
structing the ruad for the use ot" the all.ed
Oeneral Chaffee also reported that the
telegraph line constructed by the Signal
Corps from Tien Tsin to Pekin was fre
quently Interrupted, being cut probabiy
bv hostile Chinese.
At a conference at the White House
to-dav. in which the President, Secretary
Kootand Acting Secretary Adee partle*
pated, careful instructions were prepared
for Mr. Rockhill, the United States spe?
cial commissioner to China, to be forward
ed ar bnce to hhn for his guidance.
The State Department.received a dispatch
from Mr. Rockhill to-day. dated at Yoko
hama, briefly announcing his arrival there.
This brought about the White House con?
ference and Uie preparations of instruc?
Before Mr. Rockhill left he was aavised
very fuliy on the purpose of this Govern?
ment, but since his d:\narture the situation
has so changed at Pek'n as to make it
desirable to supplement the instructions
he aiready had received. Mr. Adee stated
that as tlie instructions reiated to pending
affairs, it would be inexpedient to make
public anything in reference to them.
The United States has taken the lead
in replying to China that there- would be
no temporlzing negotiations, and there is
every reason to beiieve the powers will
be united in this same policy.
The answer of the United States was
qulckly followed to-day by similar aetion
on the part of Germany, the Ber'.in For?
eign Offlce delivering to the Chinese Min?
ister an answer refusing to enter into
negotiations on the ground that there was
no evidence that Li Hung Chang's creden
tlals gave him suflicient power to act, and
that nothing short of complete author^y
from the respDnsible rulers of China, the
Emperor and Empress Dowager, could bo
regarded as sufRcient.
Soon after this aetion at Berlin, the
German Charge d'Affaires, Baron Speck
von Sternburg. was advised by cable. and
he called at the State Department to in
form the authorities of Germuny's course.
There was an exchange of feilcitations,
as it was looked upon as another evidence
of the uniformity of aetion between the
United States and Germany. The Jtpanese
officials expressed their full conviction
that Japan would take similar aetion, if
indeed such aetion aiready had not been
The German reply in one respect is re?
garded as having signifieance beyond that
of the United States, in that it is based on
the theory thut there can be no sovereign
authority ln China other than that
emantting ,'rom the Emp_pror and Emprcas
Dowager. Among diplomatic officials this
is said to be equivalent to an assertion*
thut the existtng reglme Js tp be recog
nized. and that there is no purpose .to
set up any new admlnistrattve authono
over China.
Fires and Dissensioii liasinsr in Chi?
nese Cnplrnl.
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON". August 2\.? i A. M.?Flrcs.
fighUng and dissension are apparently fol?
lowing in the wake of the reiief ot Pekin.
The Datly Maii publlshes dtspatcb.es frnm
the chinese capital dated as late ks
August 17:h. declaring that ;i great fire
was then raging tn the lmperi.il city. The
Russian commander had declined to ac
cep.t the decislon of the other generals not
to invade the Imperial precincts, as street
righting was going on.
? : ? ral Chaffee, so it is asserted, main
tained tl; tt the Chinese had been uue
quately punish -\ already, and that lt
would .' unwise to take the Impeirial
Palace. This explains the wit'adrawui" of
tiie Americans after breaching three gates,
as cabled by the special correspondent of
the Assocfetted Press. The Russian gen?
eral, however, maintained th it his Gov?
ernment had declared war agalnsl China,
an.i that, therefore, there was r.>> reason
: > pri vent h'm c irrying nostilities into
the sacred precincts. Judglng from vari
ous, und In many cases contradtctory CSs
patches that have reaehed Europe this
morning from Pekin. the commacd rs
eventually adopted a mlddle course, for a
Reuter telegram asserts that sentrles were
plaeed to prevent looting. Hence, it is
presumed that the Imperial bulldlngs, al
th ugh captured, will not be destroyed.
The firea app ar.to be Inccndiary and to
be caused by thi Chinese themsetves. All
the dispatch polnl ;?> th-- fact that when
the latest mes ..:;?? received tv-re left
Pekin, the comm :". iers were somewbat at
.-? ? regarding their ftuure action, all
a . : .;?; ins ii;.:. ns fi im their Govern
ra- :-,;--.
The foreign restdents appear to have
been sent n Tien Tsin, although the St.
i' : rsburg correspondent of tho Daily
Mail .- iys the ministers will not leave
Pekin until negotiaitions for indemnity are
::. ;? -.- way.
Neither the commanders nor th" dlplo.
mats were in communication with the
Chinese Government on August 17th. They
were then searching for Pr'.nce Tuan.
St. Petersburg dispatches announce good
pri gress In the Nlanehurian campaign. The
town of Mergen wa.s captured August ISth
With trilling JosS, whiie the Chinese suf?
fered severely. leaying ten guns. seven
hundred rifles and lafse quanttties of am
munition in the hands of the Russians.
The reports of rising In Xorthern Corea
are confirmed. I: is b'sllcved that these are
not due to ill-will toward foreigners. but
to lo tl dlssatisfactlo'n. Tho Corean Gov?
ernment is sendlng troops to the disaf
fecti I districts.
Descrlbing the engagement west of Tien
Tsin August" 6th. a special dispatch says:
"The Sixth Un'tc-.l States Artillery
worked with driil-lifco precislon in the
hand to hand light. and the Chineso only
escaped through the bungling of General
"It is learned that there has been fur
ther fighting west of Tien Tsin. which
crcates the impression that the provtace
of P? Chi Li must be effeciively occup.ed
before peace negotiationa wi'.i become Ceasl
Advance Difficnlt.
(By Associated Press.)
BERLIN, August 23.?The German Ad
(Continued on Second Page.) ^
Critical Condition of Public Business
May Prev.nt His Attertding
Grand Army Encnmpment.
(Uy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. August 23.?Secretary
11 the President, Cortelyou, has advised
William' H. Harper, executive director of
the thlrty-fourth National Enaampmeat of
the Grand Army of the Republic, that while
the President had intended Ieavteg Wash?
ington to-morrow, reaching Chicago Satur?
day afternoon, to participate in the exer
clses of the eneampment, the condition
of public business here of immediate im
portance wi'.i delay his departure from
Washington, and may possibiy prevent
him from vlslting Chicago at this time.
If the President firuis that he "can leave
here so as to be present at some of the
exeretses, he will do so, nnd Mr. Harper
and others having them in charge will Le
promptly notitied.
An oftielal of the Government dlscusslng
the determination of the President to post
pone his visit to Chicago. says his acTnn
was taken owing to the Chinese sltuation.
lt is said that Informudon may reach
this Government at any moment requir
ing immediate action, ind it is the vv:sh of
the President to give his personal atten
tlon to everything that may develop in
China from now until there is a settleme.nt
of the exlsting conditions.
The President, it Is said, rc-alizes that
while he Is going and c .ming from Chicago,
and while part-cipatlng In the celebration
at th it city, he could not possibiy receive
information end give it the attentfoh which
the aeute stage of affairs in China de?
mand s.
The President fully realizes tha: an?
other crisis ls rapidly approachmg in
China, and that momentous questions
which may involve the life or death of the
empire, may at ar.y time be presented for
solut'on. Under these conditions the Pres?
ident deems it to be his duty to remain at
the seat of government until the crisis
for the present. at least, has passed.
National Brie-k Manufuctnrcrs I.ikely
to Come Were in l-Vbi-uary.
Mr. Thco-!ore A. Randall, ot Chicago.
secretary of the National Rrick Manufac
turers' Associatlon, U .In the city with a
view to making r.rrangemt nts for the
holding of the annual eonvention Ot that
body in this city. The meetings of th-.- as?
sociatlon are usually attended by about
four hundred brick manufacturers from an
parts of the United States. and important
questions relative to th- manufaeture and
sale of bricks are Oiscussed. The next
meeting will be held ln February, l'JOl. and
Mr. Randall Is anxious that this sesstan
shall be he!d in Richmond. because of the
historic interest of the city and the
splenclid facilities here for entextalntns
such a body of men._
Poisuned by Ice-Cream.
(P.y JLssoclateil I're-ts.)
ATLVNT-V. GA.. Augus: ?;.?Mrs. Eliza
heth Hutchms ls dead and four of her
ch'ldren are at the Grady Hospital in a
ser'ous cndltion from eating ice-cream,
whi'-h. the' doctors say. wa3 made U? aa
fr^properlv cleansed free2er.
?orty-Nine Bal lots With?
out Result.
But With No todieations of Deadlock
Being Broken
The Lie Pasaetl Between Candldtota
Kelly aixl Atlemate ICnth and tho
Conveutimi Carac Xear I?rraU?
inn Wp ?i? Greai Disori'cr.
The Kansas t it.v IMat
ibrni Kmlorscil.
(Special Dtspatcti t<> Tha rClxoe*.)
.MCW'i'i'KT XEWS. VA.. August 24.?
Th- Second District C m :: isto tal om
vention i.= tocked ln a deadlock with no
Indical ons of its being brokert At two
o'clock titl< morning forty-nlne baOota had
been taken and result did not varj mate
claUs from the Rral one east II m. H. 3.
Slaynard was in the lead. but bad not a
sufRcient number of votes to nomlnata
The proceedings were very stormy and
a p jrsonal ilitli -ulty occurred that c.une
ii- ar brcaklng tlie convention up ln com?
plete d sorder.
The resolutons adopted by the conven?
tion contalned five ctauses?endOrelng the
Kan as City platform: congratulatlng the.
pa ty ln the district upon its horm
an i reunlted condition. denouncing the
re-seating ??:' Congressman Young; oppos
ln. the Rei ubi c tn po y a- to trusts;
afRrming alieglance to the cause of labor.
and ?>nd .rsing I i el ht ho ;. law oa all
Tiie fight ot the conv-i nti a. bef ire the
i;.- J. J. ( i : . :: ti :. Of N a; ?? r ? N .. ~. I -1:
Thls :-? a ?iu . .? ?? ? ; atrod ic 1 at 7.?0
,,-,? ock and th< electrlc '..ut .-ys-.-m brokc
down about the sam time and Inextrica
We confu don ensue 1, ln the mirtst ol wh cb
the conventloa took the btt a Ita teeta antl
bolted for supaer. Upon reconvenlng the
roll was called to see waetht-r the iull
should be called on the ..l.visi n -,n tha
resolution. Warw ek only ted ?-e.
Morfolk annouaced ten voti i for the reso?
lution, which was declared il< eated.
BAM,i?Tl>M i'KdiXS.
Xomlnatlons ware t ?? a leciared to be in
order. W. A. Young, ii. E- "ttaynard.
1> Gardlner Ty! r W. !'. Kelly and A.
Mr. Brownley were nominaied: The Sra
ballot stood: SToung. _S; Maynai i. tt:
Tyler, 16; Kelly. S; Brownley, 'v On the
thlrd ballot Hon. K E. Hontague was
brought .it. This continued. the, maln
nomineea hotillns their fora - well In bands
On the tifteenth rwub: an efforl was
made to brlng tn Ju !.- J. St -D ? ling *a
a dark hous . bui ? woulda't wor?c, the
? . i ,'? ? hnninii nracticaliY no
twentietn Da.iot snowm. ,'?>' uuu,j
A persoii ;l iftlini'ty.
At the end ol ?'? ? twenty-fourtb ^''!;-t
12:05, tlie convenl >n was still in a cnaouc
conditon. with ti i hope o. ? nomina?
tion. ,, , ,
The leaders were Toung. M.ynard and
Brownl y. tn the twenty-second bo-Iot
there was . personal d'tBculty betw i
candidate Kelly and Alternate Ruth over
a nuearlon of A!t cnat. ftutas rlgw to
v ..... his prfncipal havlng entered the
j, ,e -[-],.. ii,. n-is passed and "Traltoi
and "Snalce" were bandied across the re
t ie cohvent on w aill break ut> ln Usor
i'AI.I/!ll> TO QKDER
tions were hi re and basily caO
State Cha-rman EXya n aurrh d troi
W -.. ngton at I0*X. Not even the can
ai.iat s were betting on the r sult
The District Committee aamed Dr, l. Er.
Prvant of Soutbampton, t.>r temporaxii
^IrmAn, and H. N.l'oufaon, of NorfoUr,
p ;? | mporary secr< tary.
p str"et Cba-rm-.-" " "' nton I ?? ? ;
.. i the con-uention to order a? -
turned it over to Temporary ' ;' '
Dr. J. 5*. Bryar.t. wh.; a-M- --? I
vention forclbly. State Chairman
s..n w?.'s escorted to the platform amB
s:reat chfiering an.l made a frracef
knowledgmcnt of the grac ms w< ? ???;'?;
accorded him. M.ssrs. Joseph !??? u ?;
tard. of the Elghth D&tr t, ? t
Marshall. ot Portsmouth, w ?? r,:
the stase and apoke aml I eatS islasoa
; rre
: Ri - uUona
were appo-ntea. Ua...^^^ ^ ^^
The rules of the
were adopted and th?
ais, Organlzat
in tw.) nacies .?. ~
ruled offun th * ?&
cided. Xorfoik
(Continued nn Sec<
s h.inded
nd I'age.)
.-? , ?0M cons-derable damage.
Z'^-ivo fathers have sons placed behind
"^rlcaf" board hears frorn. missionaries.
?Electlon of judges by tha people-,
Zj^artng to eotertala the- visiting
(_),',;-_?'?: ? ?-? -
?"?"o'-ty-nine ballots taken without ,re
sult ln Second Uistrict Conuresslonal
Convention at BTew-Mjrt Xews.
;; tfgro arrested on a serious charge ln
" l-Mrs. King succeeded ln killtng terself
after one faiiure.
?Andrew Carter OiSiigan brought from
Petersburg to State penlteutiary.
?Bryan accepts nomination of the
Populists in a speech of some l-ng'.h.
?Report of Captain IXcCaila on t-xpeul
tion under Seymour mada public.
?Scene* ot deuoiatlon in Akron. O..
after a night of unparullelod violence ana
lawlessne.ss. _ . . _ _
?Motlon for new trial for Ca;eb lowcra
overruted. _. .
?Xo more troops to be sent to t.hina.
?Street ftshting and flres reported to
be raglns in fvktn.
?Americans took upproaches to the Im
P-Corre'spondence with I.t Hung Chang
P^Generat Dewet retlrine on Oronga
Colony with a smalt followlng.

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