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The International Force at Ho si
Vn on August 9
Tito Ilespntchex Itccelteil b the
Government Minn Tlmt There
Xo Delay In the Moteiueli
I apllal One lroni CIiafTee si
Other IroIinbI Prom Herat-Chinese
Abandon tlic Tn itll After n
Rrief Itcslstnnee Only n lett Shot
rlred o Cntmnltles Ileitis Inflict
ed neIstanec Ixpeeleu nt Chluu
Chin Wan ir TmiK Chon IorclKii
TrnopK Uxpcclcd to ne Within Ten
31 1 lex of Fckln Iy TomorroiT MkM
General Chaffee and the alllea forces
aate again surprised the Washington otli
clals by the rapidity of their advance on
Pekin There was much astonishment -when
the international troops after fighting for
seven and one half hours at Taitsang
August 5 adanced the next morning to
ward Yangtsun and before etening had
carried three miles of entrenchments and
occupied the town nut the latest report
exceeds the expectations of the most hope
ful It was expected that the allies woild
remain at Yangtsun for about two days to
reorganize their commands and hoi 1 a ccn
ference as to the rouiv of march fiom
Yangtsun to Pekin
The belief was expressed at the time tha
town was occupied that after lb battle of
Yangtsun the Chinese troops had retrsaUd
In great disorder toward Pekin and would
not make a stand until Jbey
eached Tung Chu about ten mlle3 east
jf Pekin or until they were afe Inside the
walls of Pekin itself It was thought by
irmy officers that small bands of th enmy
might try to cover the retreat of the main
body and though no erious engagement
was looked for until the foreign troops
reached Tung Chou no one was prepared
to believe that the advance would te made
as rapidly as it has been from Tientsin to
Ho si Wu from which place General Chaf
fee cabled on the ICtU instant
This cablegram bears out the supposi
tion that the Chinese have fallen back to
Pekin and It is not improbable that since
the 10th inst tbe international troops
hate marched ahead no rapidly that they
are now In the vicinity of Tung Chod
where it is tbouebt the first great battle
will take place
General ChnlTeeii Dexpntch
General Chaffee does not give any par
ticulars of the capture of Ho si Wu His
despatch received at the War Department
yesterday afternoon sajs
TenUi Arrived jestcrday Ho si
A cablegram presumably from Admiral
Remey was recehed at the Navy De
partment yesterday afternoon giving ad
ditional particulars of the capture of Ho
st Wu but Acting Secretary Hackett re
fused to make public the full message
The despatch after being edited says
Taku August 10 1SC0
Bureau of Navigation Washington
Adianced August 9 to Ho si Wu
Chinese fled after firing few shots
No casualties No signature Proba
bly from Remey
It will be noticed that it is dated at
Taku August 10 which indicates that the
military telegraph line between Ho si Wu
and Tientsin is in pood working order
Officers of the army here have been
making a close study of the river route
along which tbe international troops are
marching to Pekin The military Informa
tion bureau of the War Department has
prepared a map showing the line of march
along the Pei Ho and Riving information
regarding the condition of the country
This map shows the many windings and
turns of the Pcl Ho and the road to Tung
Chou makes almost as many turns
A ferry crosses the river at Yangtsun
where the battle of August C was fought
After crossing this ferry the road follows
the west side of the river which for two
miles is fordabie waist deep Three miles
from Yangtsun the river Is 150 yards wide
and northward the mud banks are fre
quently encountered From that point the
road to Tsal Tsan Is almost a straight line
It was there that General Chaffee cabled
the despatch received esterday giving a
message from Minister Conger dated Au
gust As General Chaffees despatch was
dated the 8th it is evident that the march
to Ho si Wu did not begin until that date
Tlie Adtunce Luoppoiieri
From Tsal Tsan to Ho si Wu lj cbout
twelve miles According to the Informa
tion of the War Department the interna
tional forces marched through a number of
cultivated plains and a short distaric fom
Teal Tsan found a good place for a camp
which waa probably the outpost of the
allies during the day of the Stb It is
thought that the march was begun eaily un
the Sth and that General Charter readied
Ho ei Wu that afternoon without encoun
tering any of the enemy A number o
fords cross the river between the two
places and one of them Is rerofed to bi
In fine condition for cavalry
As Ho sl Wu Is a town of considerable
size and extends clear to the river cdgr
the cavalry was probably tent to the oppj
site side of the river where fields of ullrt
and corn would afford the horsss of
food Ho tl Wu Is surrounded by orchards
and gardens and it gives the Chines bjt
slight natural advantages fordefence Ac
cording o the naval despatch the roots
encountered but little opposition In occupy
ing the village as the Chinese fled after
firing a few shots
Tbe cablegram says no casualties but
whether this refers to the entire force or
Flyuna Uuiiic Collctre Htli and IC
OuilncM horthnd Type ri lice 123 a year
T A VlckirHnm General Aeelil
Ind Department Chcuprilc Ikcb llilliray oi
ler t Oathhouw on boardwalk no red caps
Lumber Priced at
Lh Friendly Corner tth and N Y are Com-
fancn boards IH
9 IV
only to the Americans Is not explained
Ho sl Wu is thelargest town between
Tientsin and Ching Chia Wan twenty
miles south of Pclin and would afford the
troops a good camping place for a suffl
cieil reriod to enable them to reorsnlze
their fnrccs rest and secure thir fans
initatcr This could be accomplished by
Satwday morning at which time it is
thought that tho march was resumed For
wfelv miles northward the road is very
fr end bad and but slow progress iouM
traie to Ma tow the next illagc of
My note If the Chinese were not en
countered between these two points Ma
tow was undoubtedly reached by Sunday
ZVenrlngr Chins Cliln Wan
From a point in the river a mile north
of Ma tow the road leaves tho course of
the river and makes a straight line for
Ching Chia Wan If Ma tow was left on
Sunday the allied soldiers would reach
the first of the Chinese fortifications a
njlle south of Ching Chia Wan by day
light Monday morning and be In posi
tion for an attack on that place which
commands the road to Tung Chou
It is the opinion of the War Department
officials that General Chaffee reached
Ching Chia Wan yesterday morning and
if he has met with no considerable oppo
sition on the part of the Chinese pushed
ahead to Tung Chou That the march of
the relief party was temporarily stopped
i at Ching Chia Wan is not impossible as
several small forts command the way to
the city If the Chinese fell back on
i Tung Chou it is likely that the foreign
commanders would seek to delay the at
i tack on that place until today to enable
them to get In ood position for an assault
as artillery would be necessary to reduce
the walls of the city
Three forts protect the city on the south
east and there Is a battery which pro-
tects it from the river approach Numer
ous tombs and smaller defence works line
the two roads that run from Ching Chia
Wan The cast road passes close by th
J forts while tbe western road leads
rectly to the centre of tho city The dis
tance from the forts to the western road
Is less than two miles and It appears
that it would bti necessary to demolish
these defences no matter which road is
taken by the foreign1 troops
Supposing that Tung Chou is captured
by tomorrow evenirg the allied forces
would have but ten miles to march before
reaching the gates of Pekin The evacua
tion of Tung Choii by tho Chinese would
mean that they would fall back to aid in
the defence of Pekin and the foreigners
in that event would be compelled to fight
nearly every Tulle from Tung Chou to
Hard to Transport Artlllcr
This road Is paved with large blocks of
granite of about six feet long and two
feet wide and thick It Is reported to be
in very bad repair and so uneven through
out that no carts can pass over It The
Theel traffic Is said to be carried along on
cither side of the road It is along this road
that the artillery of the relief expedition
would have to be carried unless the for
eign commanders should also capture the
river route and are able to send the ar
tillery in toward Pekin by the river from
Tung Chou This river known as the
or or
is deep and navigable for large scows
bu considerable trouble would be expe
rienced in the loading of artillery at Tung
Chou and unloading it outside of the Pe
kin walls
The rapid advance of the relief force
however indicates that the troops are not
hampering themselves with artillery and
heavy transportation It Is almost certain
that the advance could not have been made
if tho troops were taking heavy artillery
with them The conclusion reached by
some of the officers is that while General
Chaffee and the main body of troops are
going up the river rout other troops are
advancing by the railroad with the ar
tillery As the railroad would give every
facility for the transportation of tbe ar
tillery it is thought likely that Its de
parture from Yangtsun would await the ar
rival of re enforcements from Tientsin It
could then be loaded on hand cars or trains
drawn by engines and hurried toward
Pekin arriving there about the same time
as the Infantry and cavalry column This
would enable the international troops to
attack Pekin from both the cast and the
The terminus of the railway Is at
a small tillage exactly two miles south
of the Pekin wall Between this placa and
-the wall the Liang Shut flows aloa ILe
south wall but this could be easily forded
and give the artillery a commanding posi
tion Another reason why an artillery at
tack would more likely be made from the
south than tho east is the fact that the le
gations arc located near the east wVl ard
it would be dangerous to shell the c ty too
near the legations
It is therefore explained that Pekla may
be attacked the latter part of thU week
from both the east and the south In the
face of such an assault It Is thought tbe
Chinese would be unable to hold out longer
than two or three davs and the belief is
entertained that even though the Chinese
Government should not agree to alloV tbe
allied forces to enter Pekin and bring out
tbe Ministers they will be able to accom
plish the came result by next Monday at
the latest
IJeMiateU Ileeelieil the
terlnn lloiird of Ioreffrn VIInhIohh
NEW YORK Aug 13 News of the de
struction of the Presbyterian Mission at
Ichowfu in Shantung was confirmed in
a cable despatch received this morning by
Robert E Speer one of the secretaries
of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Mis
The despatch is from Dr C F Johnson
a medical missionary of the Presbyterian
board who was stationed at Ichowfu but
who left there with the other missionaries
in that city on June 29 and who Is now
at Tientsin The despatch follows
Tientsin Aug 12 Ichowfu looted
Mr Speer sadlhat the word looted
must be taken with Its broadest signifi
cance It meant he iald that the mis
sion property talued at about 20000 bad
been robbed and then burned
H L O WeeU Knu Senvhore Cxcur
All reason Tlckrli good going on all trains
Friiiyt and Silurdayi valid for return until
Tuxday followlnc tC0 lor the round -trip to
Atlantic City Cape May Ocean City and Sea
Hie City
faultier to liullilr Get neti Itiuiiier
prices first ct F Libbey Co tome flooiln 10j
Jlacdonald Held Bark liy the Mem
ory of Cawiijiore
More Pessimistic Tone tniiccrninrr
the Situation nt Iekln 11 rlua
llenjr Said to Hut e Ilenevieil Ilom
hurilmeiit of the IeKntlonM Chaf
fee eivs of the IroKreN of tlie
Allien Alone Cheern L0111I011 Ut
riHt nt Clump IvlniiR EmnrcxH Snlfl
to Iln vc Iletlretl ti the lrotluec
of Minitxhl Ailiioimeeiiieiit Mnric
Tlmt 10000 IHaelc PlngM lint e
Mnrteil foe lcUln Trout Canton
LONDON Aug II A despatch to the
Telegraph from Canton dated August
II saj 3 that Consul Scott ha3 received
a cipher mescage from Sir Claude Mac
donald the British Minister at Pekin of
the same date as the despatch sent by
Minister Conger through Conul McWade
August 6
Sir Claude Macdorald says
Our situation is desperate In ten
days our food supply ends Unless we are
relieved a general massacre Is probable
The Chinese offer to escort us to Tien
tsin but remembering Cawnpore we re
fuse the offer There are over twx hun
dred European women and children In this
Minister Macdonalds despatch of Au
gust C confirming tbe message sent by
Minister Conger and native reports from
Tientsin and Shanghai tendv dlstlncIy to
In addition to the reported bombardment
of the legations by General LI Ping Heng
there are stories from Shanghai that are
not altogether of a reassuring character as
regards tbe immunity of the legations from
renewedattack The only offset to these
is General Chaffees welcome news that
half the distance to the capital has ben
covered True there is a report from
Shanghai that the allies on Saturday neon
had reached a point within twenty rcilts
of Pekin but Its source prevents lis accep
tance until It Is confirmed
In some quarters here Lord Slisburys
departure to a Vosges health resort for a
month is construed as an indication that
the Governments Information enables him
to tok a hopeful view but against this
is the fact that he retains perronal direc
tion of the Foreign Office Instead of dele
gating Mr Balfour to fill his place as he
has done during his recent absencs
Apparently reliable news from Shang
hai is to the efTect that trouble is be
ginning at Chung Klaug wbere hitherto
order has not been disturbed This is
disquieting as it Is kuown that a large
number of missionaries and contcrts are
there According to one report the ex
pulsion of foreigners from Szcchuan In
compliance with an imperial decree has
already begun
Rumors that tbe Empress ha9 retired
to the Inland province of Shansi are again
recurring In Shanghai where it Is stated
the Hunan troops who had been ordered
to Pekin have now been diverted to
Shansi for the protection of the Empress
It Is reported from Hongkong that 8000
Black Flags would start from Canton for
Pekin on August 12 and that Admiral
of Yunnan has ordered
10000 men to Pekin
A despatch to the Times from Shang
hai dated August 12 say3 that the British
Government has undertaken to lend tbe
Viceroy of Wuchang 375000 at 4 1 2 per
cent the sum being required to pay tbe
provincial troops This action cannot fall
to hate a good effect
Coincident with the notification of the
Impending arrital of British troops the
despatch adds It is satisfactory to note the
return of a considerable number of native
merchants from Suchiru
Mny He the IleKliiiiln of the Annex
ntlon of Chlnerte Territory
TOKYO Aug 11 The holstjng of the
Russian flag over Nluchwang after Its
capture and General Alexleffs announce
ment of the establishment of a provisional
Russian administration there is regarded
as tho beginning of annexation of Chinese
territory and as the setting of an example
that is likely to be Imitated by tho other
powers In other parts of China
The view already prevails In certain
quarters hero that the landing of British
troops at Shanghai is a Justifiable offset
to the lotion of the Russians
ItiiMiIiinH larl In the Illltllen of Jli
tHanfc antl ImitrtHiin
istry of War has issued the official leport
of Genera Llnevich on the battles of Pel
tsang and Yangtsun
It adds nothing to the facts already
known except brief details of the Rus
sians share In the fighting and a state
ment that thirteen guns and the entire
Chinese camp were captured at Pct jang
Tho Chinese lost heavily In both acMois
Order to Ilxpel PorelHTnerM Iteeelted
From rekln
LONDON Aug 14 A despatch tothe
Standard from Shanghai dated August
12 sa that a telegram from Chung
Klang states that the Viceroy of Szechuen
has received orders from Pekin to com
pel all foreigners to leave the protince
without delay
The despatch adds that the rabble and
soldiery are gathering at Chun Klang
nishop Cassels and sixty up country ref
ugees were expected daily at Chun Klang
Astlstance Is urgently required
lnril bnllnhnry fioen to Irimee
LONDON Aug 13 Lord Salisbury act
ing on tbe advice of his physicians has
gone to Schlucht Vosges France He keeps
r 1 ii A PamIm nnn k
telegraph and messengers
VIhU Chniitniitiiiii Iteneh
VUlh family these hot lu Jtllghtful
tliere Trains from II O Station wetk da
txfpt Mturda 030 a in and 430 p n Itate
only Ml itnts children 25 ttnts
trnme dwelling hnneM lient MtiiiitUeil
in building from Cth and X avc clear duorj
only 1IS
The AmerlennH and Brltli tlmlc n
Ilrllllnnt Chnrce
LONDON Aug 11 A Ynngtsun depatch
reporting tbe capture of the town says
The Russians and French held the left
the British the left centre the Americans
the right centre and the Japanese the ex
treme right The British and Americans
advanced on the village at- a rapid ratJ
for five thousand yards uujJer a severe
shell and rifle fire
The Russians opened and the British
American advance became njrace for posi
tions culminating in a brilliant charge
The heaviest loss of iheday was sus
tained by tho Americans the Fourteenth
Infantry having nine kJIed sixty two
wounded and several rilsiing The Ben
gal Lancers unsuccessfully Jaltempted to
cut off the Chinese reircat
IolltlcIniiH Iletnikrii forSeelViiie to
IlnconrnKe Dtjieoril
COLOGNE Aug 13 The Gazette In
an editorial today Inveighs sharply
against those politicians who are trying to
sow discord between Germany Great
Britain and the United States It says
After Mr Brodricks declaration in the
House of Commons that England would not
abandon her leading position In China It
deserves all the more attention that Erg
land has since waived her claim The ap
protal of Great Britain and the Unlud
States of General von Wadirseesappolnt
ment ought to be a lesson to the misguided
who regard friction between the three pow
ers as the summit of diplomatic ambtion
The Gazette rebuts the suspicions that
Germany Is drifting Into a dangerous pol
cy the outcome of which cannot be fore
seen It argues that the contrary is the
case Germany it says will henceforth
I necessarily exercise particular- care ard
I sound judgment in order to Justify the
fidence of the powers adopting a line of
I policy which will surely merit their ap
Ilnced In tlie Vault of the
lnntheoii Imit IIenlnc
ROME Aug 13 The body of King
Humbert was nrivately placed In the tault
of tho Pantheon alongside that of his
father this eevning Only the officials
appointed to attest tbe inhumation were
King Victor has donated 100000 lire to
the poor of Rom end 50000 lire to the
poor of Turin in memory of his father
tlcxKnfren for the Chlltefte Cnpttn Ic
eepleil liy Cnhle Conipimiex
NE YORK Au 13 The cable com
panies have sent out the following notice
A courier service has been established
by C2 Chinese administration between
Ttlnn fu and Pekin Messages must be
addressed Pekin Courier Tslnan An ex
tra charge of 150 wilt o made for each
message so addressed messages are
accepted at senders risk SX are neces
sarily subject to delay J
One of the Xeiwirlj lien Tells of
S Flebtlnirln China
NEW HAVEN Conn Aug 13 Harvey
Rose of this city one of ihe crew of the
Newark now In Chinese waters has writ
ten a letter tc his parents here telling of
the fighting which the Newsrks crew
under Captain McCalla had to do
The letter Is dated July G and among
other things Seaman Rose tfiys
We are Just back froii a live weeks
campaign In the interior jJJrst went to
Tientsin by rail thlrty svi miles from
Taku then we started b iVt for Pekin to
relieve the Europeans and Vmerican3 who
were in great danger of their lives fiom
the Boxers who are tcry st cng arojnd
Pekin They blame the white people for
their misfortunes and the lack of rain
The foreign devils as they call them
they think are the cause of It They bj
lleve that If they kill one white they will
clear themselves of all future misfortunes
If they kill two it clean their families
ard five will clear a whole tillage
The marines the letter says and their
allies went into the interior twenty miles
and there they had to fight Ho adds
We had twintj two engagements with
trained troops and eleven fights with Box
ers Captain McCalla Is he pride of all
the men that were on the expedition The
Yankee skipper as they called biro was
tbe most fearless man they ever taw He
was wounded twice but still hed up It
was no surprise to me for I was with bini
on tbe Marblchcad during the war with
Spain He knows exactly what to do at all
times and treats his men like men He Is
as proud of his men as bis men are of him
The Chinese caught a few English ma
rines and a captain of marines and cut their
heads off One of the men w as found hang
ing in long strips from a tree Two dais
after reaching Tientsin the Chines at
tacked us in the city Wo went cut tcuneet
tLem and they captured four mor2 wound
ed marines and horribly mMllatcd them
Thank God they fot no Americans to muti
late unless they dug up their dead boJits
along the roads came by We lost more
than our share In the killed and wounded
but we have the satisfaction of
that we sent tvventj for every one we lost
To HeMiime Cnmiiiiitiil of tnvnl
1oreeK In the Philippine
Rear Admiral Kempff left Kure on Sat
urday for Cavlte on the iWwark to re
sume command of the American naval
forces in the Philippines It is believed
that he will not return to the scene of the
Chinese troubles
The hospital ship Solace left Yokahoma
yeterday for Maro island al tia Guam
She has on board tbe Americans wound
ed at the battlo of Tientsin and also a
number of Invalided roldlcrs
The refrigerator bojt the Glacier left
Cavlte yesterday for Sydney Australia to
take on a cargo of fresh meat for the use
of the American troops in the Phllippines
ot emor t3eiieniI Wood VoiiKe
HAVANA Aug 13 Governor General
Wood and his party left at D C0 oclock
tonight on the Viking for a trip round tho
island Thc will be away about two
weeks i
IloiHlnnla illEThIteiiorted
ROME Aug 13 The Mattino states
that Deputy Rondanl has fled to Switzer
land fearing arrest for his dealings with
tho Patcrson Anarchists The story neeus
U O Wceb Cnil Country Cx
Tlcketi toll Saturday tnd Sundays lor retnrn
until iluiday Wloninir at reduced ratca from
Washlnuton to Charleitown FreJcnc Annapottj
Junction and lrt rmedlale poirU
HleheHt Krailn of irnou Flooring In
town Irpt bj V Libbey Co and eoand Xo 2
fluorine 1190
Siw a IT it
Feiell tlie Slayer of Lane Col
lapses From iii ief
Finally MiiUh Into u Slate of Utter
UneoiiHeloiimneMi Yountr AVonwin
to Whom lie AVnii Iletrotlied Ile
fncs to Cnll oil Illm Puthetle
Meeting of 1rlNuner mill Inther
COLUMBUS Ohio Aug 13 Charles R
If Ferrcll the confessed murderer of
Charles Lane the Adams Express messen
ger who was shot on the east tound Pin
handle train -No S last Fndaj night Jut
this side of Mil ford Centre Union County
passed a very bad night and a worss diy
He was sleepless during ths night aad to
day was unabio to cat anthing
he talked freely to all who approached bin
but his loquacity 13 palnly the result o an
Intense nervous condition which ended ia
the afternoon in a collapse which for a
time was complete
He sank Into unconsciousness about 1
oclock this afternoon Dr Youmans the
police surgeon was hastily called He
thought at first the prisoner was shamming
but an examination showed that the col
lapse was due to mental suffering
Ferrell is despairingly repentant and
I says the Adams Express Company could
safely entrust all Its money In his charge
and he would not take a cent He says he
had no malice toward Lane of whom In
fact he was fond but tbe lack of funds
and approaching wedding he says drove
him to the commission of the crime He
was so madly in love with Lillian Costello
In whose compsnyihe was when arrested
yesterday lhat bc could not think of a
postponement of their marriage which was
to have taken place next Thursdat
Ferrell did not break down today until
after Miss Costello refused to call at the
prison to see him and then he began to
think that he wa swlthout a friend on
earth While she refuses to have any
over his arrest and the notoriety given
her In the affair
Ferrells father Tobias Ferrell of Steu
benvllle came oter to see his son today
and the meeting between father and son
was the most pathetic scene of the day
After the prisoner had admitted his guilt
the father broke down completely and
between sobs said
Tbe only thing left for you to do my
son Is to look to the good of your soul
There Is nothing else in all the world for
ou now I trained you In honesty and
now It hss come to this
When the prisoner asked about bis
mother Mr Ferrcll said
This thing Is killing her
The only additional evidence secured by
the police today was the finding of some
money orders which Ferrell had thrown
Into a vault at his boarding house
A lropector for Senator Wolcott
Striken n Copper Vein
Senator Edward O Wolcott of Coorado
will have a halt Interest in the richest cop
per claims yet found in the Grand Encamp
ment district The discovery was made by
J O B Keener a prospector employed by
Senator Wolcott
Keener has been here only three weeks
Returning from a fishing trip he stumbled
upon a ledge which proved to be the apex
of a Mrong vein of copper It Is said that
the ore runs more than Co per cent copper
Experts pronounce the property the richest
ever found In the district
As soon as the discovery became known
there was a rush to the new field and now
all the other ground for several miles
arojnd Keeners claims has been located
Before 10 made the strike he bad become
despondent and had gjyen up looking for
The discovery was purely accidental
tlnnkeil Men Hold Up n buhnrunn
Train enr Omnlia
OMAHA Aug 13 A dramatic train 10b
bery occurred at 11 oclock tonight when
two masked men hell up a suburban train
between Council Bl Cfs and Omaha and
with drawn revovets robbed the conductor
and passengers
The bandits are being chased through
the river bottoms by the police
Governor Koonetelt to lilt eHtlgtnte
the lee TniNt ChnrfreK
NEW YORK Aug 13 Governor Roosi
vclt announced today that the charges In
the Ice Trust matter which involves Mayor
Van Wyck and other city officials will be
acted upon unless the mayor can explain
them This the Govrnor said after a
long conference at Republican national
headquarters with Attorney General Davles
who met him there by appointment to talk
over the Gardiner case and that of the Ico
Trust charges Following is the Gover
nors brief significant statement
In the matter of the Ice charges tire
amended complaint which has been sub
mitted to me is so specific and so severe
that it warrants action and upon It I will
act unless the major can explain A copy
of this complaint will be sent to him in a
day or two I shall wait his reply It is
possible that a commission will be ap
pointed to Investigate and take etldence
Stubborn lliunex In the
Qnenehed by IIoodlnjr
NEW YORK AU15 13 The White Star
liner Cymric from Liverpool came into
port today with a thrilling story of fire at
sea For thirty six hours the crew led by
the captain and officers worked in the fore
part ot the ship fighting fire amid the
fumes of chlorine gas which laid the cap
tain unconscious on the deck three times
and similarly affected three officers and
seteral members ot the crew When the
fire was finally located In the bottom of
the hold orders were given to open a sea
cock and the flames were thus drowned
When the Cymric came up to her pie
today the only evidences of tho fire were
1 charred space about twelve feet square
in the hold and a strong smell of chlorine
gas in the fore part of the hlp Passen
gers were led to believe for a time that
the crew were having an extra long lire
drill In this way they were kept In Ig
norance of what wa3 really going on until
tho worst was over
When they wcro informed of what had
happened on the ship there was quite a
scare but before It had time to take on
large proportions the officers went through
the ship and announced to anxious en
quirers tlict there was no danger
Mirfollc WnxhliiKtoii Stennlbnnt Co
Delightful Iripa daily at 830 p m to Old Point
Comfort Newport Na Norfolk Virginia Beach
and Oiesn View For schedule -sec iage 3
Cnrsro lot of North Carolina IlonruN
Some boards only fl15 at Ah and N aTe nw
Dr Kj crnon Den I ex tlie
CurrilKtun In IlmiKer If De Wet nnil
Oelnrej Kxrni n Juncture
LONDON Aug IS There Is neither om
clsl nor unofficial news coacernngGeaa
De Wrt the Boer commander who e
escape from the British dally looks mor
probable According to an unoflkial de
spatch from Cape Town his forca nurctcr3
at least 3100 men ard bugSes are contin
ually Joining him from the cast many ol
them being men who have taken the oath
of neutrality Hi3 transport is stated to
comprise two hundred wsgois
Things are apparently going badly for
the British Just how west of Pretoria Per
haps this Is temporary but the evacuation
of rotchefstroora Rustenbcrg end Zeerust
and General Delareys repulse of General
Carrlngton who retired to Marlco River
fighting a rear guard action are obviously
calculated to give heart to the Boers and
Increase the chances of Dlareys co-operation
with De Wet If the two commandos
Join and escape northward extensive
1 ations may be necessary to rescue Gen
eral Carrlngton and Mafeklng
News however arrives scantily and
tardily and the situation Is not clearly
defined It is reported that the Trans
vaalers have made Barberton tbe capital
and it Is rumored that President Kruger
has gone there
A teport from Durban from Boer sources f
states that the burghers have reoccupled
Heilbron and Klerksdorp
Mnde by Kipllntr
QUEBEC Airg 13 An interesting Inter
view with Dr Ryerson British and Cana
dian Red Cross commissioner In South Af
rica who arrived on the steamship Me
gantlc on Saturday has been published
The doctor Is quoted as saying that the
charges of hospital Inefficiency and neglect
In South Africa were substantially Incor
rect Mr Burdett Ccutts did not make
anv cGirmlaint to Dr Rverson in South
SuccCNHfuI HetnltM of Rnnnn StveriiNli
TrlnnKiilntlon I2Melltlou
CHRISTIANIA Aug 13 The steamer
Lopoten has arrived at Tromso from
Price One Cent
Revenue Cutter Iresliam Tows a
Vessel From Danger
Ilirtncnne Ilnrkentlne Krnternlitmle
Heine Forced Onto IleV enr
etvport It I n Ilenvr Wind
Dlirenlt Work of Ilencne Amer
ica huntr Way of TlinnUIvlnK
NEWPORT It I Aug 13 The stirring
tones of America the national anthem
were sung In Newport harbor tonight as
a- hymn of thanksgiving The singers were
the crew and passengers 103 in all of
the Portuguese barkectine Fraternldade
The central figure of the episode is Capt
Thomas D Walker of the United States
revenue cutter Grcsham
The Fraternldarlj sailed from Brava
Cape Verde Islands Ju v 7 bound for
New Bedford with eighty wo passengers
men women and children a crew of
twenty one with Capt B T Pino In
command This afternoon the Gresham
with Captain Walker in command in a
gale and with a high sea running rescued
the Fraternldade and her pajjergers and
crew from destruction and death a mile
to the south of Naxragausett Pier
The Fraternldade had parted one anchor
and was dragging another toward the
rocks only two hundred feet away If she
struck it would have meant death to all
en board The Gresham was pounded by
tbe huge waves as she steamed slowly to
ward the Fraternldade in an effort to pass
a line Tho women and children on the
liarkentlne were on deck wringing their
hands In despair The men were In the
shrouds gesticulating like mad men to
ward the Gresham
Captain Walker sent a boats crew aad
cne of bis lieutenants off with a lead line
to the Fraternldade It was a miracle that
the Grcshams boat was not swamped In
the furious sea Walker also or
dered out his eleven inch hawser and al
ter the greatest difficulty Captain Pino and
thing to do with Ferrell she is prostrated I Africa although Mr Coutts knew that he hls en aboard ie rmUht
the doctor had any amount of money
and stores at his disposal In fact he
said nothing at all until he was thousands
of miles away
Considering the difficulties that had to
be surmounted Dr Ryerson says that the
hospital arrangements could not have been
more admirable In war one could not ex
pect the same comforts hospital and oth
erwise as In peace but nothing that was
deemed necessary was wanting Dr Ryer
son appeared before the Royal Commis
sion In London presided over by Lord Ro
mer one of the Justices in appeal and
had given testimony to that effect r
What astonished the doctor very much
was the testimony of Rudyard Kipling
that medicine I ad been taken Into the hos
pitals by the back door There was no
necessity for taking It in surreptitiously
the doctor asserts and no reason why tbe
doctors should have so received It Neither
was there anything to show that such med
icine had been given to tbe doctors
At Bloemfontein Kipling had appeared
quite satisfied with what he had seen He
had complained of smells at the Woodstock
Hospital although he waa never In it
It was an old building 150 years in ex
istence and there was nothing to prove
that the smell complained of had pro
ceeded from the inside of the building
Tbe Gresham was kept head on to the
billows and Captain Pino was given ample
opportunity to get up his starboard anchor
but it could not be raised and Captain
Walker ordered the Gresham to steam out
to sea Tlv Gresham responded and the
Fraternldad wth her starboard anchor
dcer down In the oceans bed was dragged
sloly from her perilous situation
Tvmght the Gresham put into Newport
tewing the Fratersidade The Portuguese
barkentine dropped anchor within a hun
dred yards of the Gre3ham and then it
was that the Fraternldade crew and ras
sengers led by Captain Pino sang in Por
tuguese Americas national song Captain
Pino says that with the increasing sea
and wind he could not have held on My
only anchor would not have held through
the night he concluded and we would
all have been lost before morning
Senator Chandler llni o Donlit
Ahont Ilii Re election
PORTSMOUTH N H Aug 13 The an
nouncement of United States Senator Wil
liam E Chandler that he has decided to
become a candidate ft re election Is one
of the rurpllses ot the campaign The
first step was the declaration of the
Nashua Telegraph that it intended to
support Mr Chandler in the coming con
Senator Chandler is passing the month
at the Farragut House Rye Beach and his
attention was called to the editorial Mr
j Chandler was asked what he cared to saj
bergen where she left the membJrs of the aD0Ut tho question and replied that he
Russo Swedlsh triangulatlon expedition in did net see how he ought to refrain from
gcod health and satisfied with the results betas an affirmative candidate He said
of their work The Russian members w t 1r aa7 ftLZl til
tered at Hornsund and have since sot- s m P rlp l1 Te nLV
teyed Storfjord The observations includ d dabt my Physical and mental
the aurora borealls oscillations of the B1 ouWTJel Sn SL
b h nf
pendulum and astronomical matters The cItefn alIaI hf
sVectrum th canvass for re election and through
of the aurora borealls
graphed showing a hitherto unknowa line I oth 3 rars term Si Ln
Tho cold was tery great during the win- j sInf aha pophaJtien
conclusion to advocate my re election and
ter being a little over 100 degrees below
carry on the canvass unless I Positive y
zero Fahrenheit The wind often blew at
prohibit them I feel that I ought not to
the rate of forty five metres a second
and that I cannot be In
The party obtained unpeastnt proof of 5ltate
tbe wisdom of the whalers In not eating different to such a movement as my friends
polar bears livers They believed that this ha Planned but must wish It success
was j sunerstltlon and tried livers witn tottu
the result that all of the scientists except
onp who did not partake were made ill
Dlreeted to AVnteh
Unottn VlKltorK
BRUSSELS Aug 13 The presence hee
of the Shah of Persia is caiMing tbe author
ities anxiety
The police have been lrtructed to keep
a constant watcb on all unknown tisitors
during his stay the movements of An
archists arousing suspicion
Otiierw IleniileM Kin Humbert to He
the A letlniN of Murder
NEW YORK Aug 13 The Progrcsso
Italo Amerlcano which since tbe as
sassination 0 King Humbert has been
attacking Consul Jencral Branch for not
warning the Italian Government of the
plot against the Kings life published on
Sunday a so called confession of a re
pentant Anarchist The Progresso it
self prints it with no guarantee of its
The confession is in tho form of a
to the editor by one O Iuige a Pere
vviio assert3 that he 13 a native of An
coila that he came to this country in
1897 and that he Is- In hiding in New
York to escape denth at the hands of the
Anarchists He siiyE In substance that
he was drawn into the Paterson Anar
chist Eoclety and hat when he found out
Kb nhlocts he did not dare to leave the
society for fear of his life
That on May 1 this jeav lots were
drawn to see who the assassins should be
Tht first fell to Gaetano DrescI who was
toK to kill the King of Italy the second
fell on one Arturo Glovanelll whose vic
tim was to be Presitent McKiniey
Three others s i names the inform
er declines e were to attempt
the assassin I the Emperor of
Germany tb peror of Austria and
President L of France He declares
however ti federal authorities have
already receive II this Information from
him rurtherr ore he asserts that Con-
Liul General Ilranhl was notified on May
16 that it had been ueciceu mat King
Humbert should bo killed by the hand
of Gaetano Bresci This Informer glies
details about himself which if -hi story
were truei wou d make it an easy matter
for the Anarchists to identify Mm
Annual Hneiiiiipmeut C2 A It
I7 To CbleriKo null Iletnrn SIT
Tlje Prnnsvlvanj Itailroad will fell Vugiv t K
a and 27 ticketa to Chicago and return at til
Iimittd to Ausjnvt Jl KenIon prlvllrge lo
September 3f by uepoiitinK tiiKtla before Sep
ttubri 2 and pajment ol 50 ttnts
Lumber fiton nt the TrlcniUy
Curner We never were as high aa others t Lib
ley Co
I shall be grateful for any support that 1
may receive from the Republicans of this
This Is nil Senator Chandler seemed
willing to say on the subject but in an
swer to further questions as to what he
thought his chances of re election under
the circumstances would be he replied
It will be a hard fight as usual but
with the usual result there will soon be
no doubt about my re election
tilHuehiiettft Antl IiuperlnllMt In
tor the llemocratlc TIeUet
BOSTON Aug 13 Irving Winslow
Gamllilel Bradford Moorefield Storey and
Davis G Hasklns left for Indianapolis to
day to attend the Liberty Congress
Edward Atkinson did not go but ex-Governor
Boutwcll President ot the Anti
Imperialist League was expected to Join
the party at Worcester
There Is no programme of this con
tention and I hate not the slightest Idea
what will be the outcome of It said Mr
The party leans strongly toward the en
dorsement of Bryan and Stevenson and
Mr Winslow admitted thai he expected
the convention to decide for the Nebras
kan rather than a third ticket
It was Mr Bryans letter ot acceptance
that clinched matters said Mr Bradford
It clinched the election too I have not
doubted for a year that Bryan would be
elected but after his recent speech I
know it
II r j n 11
Illctnte Answer to n
dumber of Let tern
Aug 13 Webster Davis
reached Chicago this morning and was sent
out on a trip to last until the nlghf before
election He will speak tomorrow at
Wheeling W Va at Parkersburg and
Charleston on the two following nights
WITliam J Brjan spsnt the morning dic
tating answers to hU many letters Sana
tor Jones ex Governor Stone of Missouri
National Committeeman Taggart ot In
diana and State Chairman Martin of In
diana called on Mr Bryan at noon an I
held a long conference
Ex Senator W A Peffer has Just lasuel
a book of ISO pages on Amcritanisrnand
the Philippines advance sheets of which
are on exhibition at Republican National
Kl to KreucrleK unirenranii v 111-
ehexter ami Martlnnburs
From n O It It Suiion Sunday August 10
at T a m stopping at intermediate stations on
Vtetrepollan Uraneh itcurninj leave Winchester
and ljrrrtoun 7 Maftinsburs 713 and Fred
em k 7 V p in fame day Its a popular trip
with ample aecomH4tioris ard ou can afford
to taVe v ur tamty for an ovting
llujcr of the fluent White Vine Lum
ber to 1 r tvJ d dt ae choicest atock at Cth and
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