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ARRIVED FROM TIENTSIN. Special Dispatch to, The Call. . MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. -4.— Freda Gallick, the California actress, . was mar ried several months ago to Colgate Baker, a local dramatic ¦ critic. For stage and business reasons the affair < was kept secret;, the Intention being to- have a church wedding, which Is announced on California Actress Quietly Married Several Months Ago to Col gate Baker. FREDA GALLICK THE WIFE OF DRAMATIC CRITIC Says He Claims Consideration Only as a. Representative of Class < Conscious Socialism. SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 4.-Eugene V. Debs. Presidential nominee of the So cial Democratic party, has sent his letter of acceptance to William Butscher, •.¦£ na tional-secretary of the party, in .this city. Mr. Debs says: . "I am deeply sensible of the responsibil ities which rest upon me as- a socialistic candidate for the office of President of the United Btatesf Fully- Imbued with the philosophy of socialism, I seek no personal preferment, and I claim consideration only as a representative of the principles of Interest, class-conscious socialism. In that capacity, and that alone, I appeal to the working clas3 and my countrymen for their support. The confidence implied by the unanimous action of my comrades moves me to regret my limitations and to wish myself a worthier representative of the principles so sacred to them because fraught with grave import to the count less victims struggling In the grasp of economlo bondage.'' » • . —¦ DEBS SENDS FORMAL LETTER , OF ACCEPTANCE Thope are the views In a nutshell of E. R. Fulkf-rson. United States Vice Con eu\ at Nagasaki, Japan, who arrived in This city yesterday la.fiernoon on the Pe king. Consul Fulkerson has been obliged to give up his official duties in Nagasaki oxrJr.K to poor health. He has come back to the United States for a needed rest and with the hope that change of climate will bonoflt him. He has been a resident of Japan for eleven years and has been connected with the legation there for the j;ast three years. Mr. Fulkcrson has a comprehensive un derstanding of the situation In China and he talked interestingly for ten minutes with a Call representative at the Occiden tal last evening. "My reason lor regarding the situation in China very grave," caia he," is because the civilized nations have underrated China as a possible fighting power. 'The Chinese hav«» been diligently at work since the Japan-^hina war increasing their.de fense, purchasing arms and ammunition and strengthening and- enlarging their ermy. Tbe result Is that they are now In a position to cope with any outside, forces. "The situation is a hard one to deal with on the part of .the powers. Why? Because the Occidental soldier has every thing against him— the climate, the food and the water— and it 1b next to impossi ble for a foreign army to penetrate into the interior of China. "Japan is the only power able to deal VICE CONSUL E. R. FULKER SON. I REGARD the situation in China as one of the most eeripus that civilized nations have ever had to contend with. War cannot be avoided between that country and the foreign powers, for blood has been spilled and property destroyed «nd these acts of hostility must b<> avengod." . "I met the column when It arrived," said Dr. Smith, "and assisted in attending the wounded men on their return. I talked with them and am positive there Is nothing in the story that the men who were wounded were shot during the re treat The admiral had barely enough men to carry the wounded and look after them, but there was no shooting of them. He was very hard pressed and the city of Tientsin was also In straits when I was there." , The doclor left Tientsin on July 5, at the time the women and children were hurried out of the city. He says the story that Seymour shot his wounded so as to protect them from the fury of the Boxers Is without foundation. He saw Seymour upon his return and personally attended a number of the wounded. None of the men were killed by any members of the American forces. doctor • says, his hospital bore the red mark of the Boxers, which was a warning that the hospital would be the next struc ture for the incendiary. The building, however, was not burned while Dr. Smith was there. The first shot, he says, was fired on June 17 from the Chinese fort toward the Gor don Hall, which stood on the British ter ritory. The charge struck. the building but did little damage. It seemed as if the Boxers would get possession of all the territory occupied by the allied forces. But by an exceptionally brilliant charge led by 300 British bluejackets and closely followed by 1&00 Russians the Boxers were forced back, and the conditions then be came entirely changed. The doctor says that had the Chinese gone around by way of the Manchu College it would have been all up with the foreigners, as that section was weakly fortified. The big fire In the heart ol the city of Tientsin, followed by the burning of a large theater, was credited to the Boxers, and the morning after the second Cre, the Dr. G. P. Smith, for eight and a half years surgeon in the London Mission hos pital near Tientsin, is' in San Francisco, having been forced to abandon tbe hos pital during the- heat of the massacres there early In July. The doctor was in the very midst of the fighting and tells of a number of narrow escapes. He ar rived on the steamer Peking yesterday afternoon and will be in this city for several days. DR SMITH SAYS THE • WOUNDED WERE NOT SHOT "War cannot be avoided. Life has been taken and property destroyed. The Jap anese feel that the tlqal crisis has come and must be fought out. The United States has no business in China further than to protect her people there. The Peking relief column I consider far too small to gain the ends sought, for the reason that the Chinese can cut off the base of supplies. The present Boxer movement, I believe, • is backed by the Empress Dowager, If not by the entire Chinese Government. I regard these con flicting reports from, the capital as very suspicious." with the situation effectually. This is so because she is near by and being an Ori ental power her soldiers can live off the products of China better than other for eigners. But the Jealousy of the powers will prevent Japan from taking the lead and then again she is not able, financially, to undertake a continued war with China- Were she to do, so It would precipitate war between Japan and Russia, as there has been a hostile feeling between these two latter countries since the close of the Japan-China war. "It is commonly believed that the cause of the war is anti-missionary. . Make U anti-foreign and you will strike the nail on the head. True, the missionary has located in the interior of China, where he has been the object of attack and much bitter resentment, but the real seat of thie trouble is tbe fact that China has awakened to a realization that she is about to be partitioned by the powers. Port Arthur has been gobbled up by Rus sia; Weiheiwei has been taken by Great Britain, followed by the taking of Kiao chau by Germany. These three things have aroused China thoroughly and have convinced her that it is time to call a halt. Vice Consul Fulkerson of Nagasaki Takes a Most Gloomy View of the Complications in the Far East. SAYS THAT WAR WITH CHINA CANNOT NOW BE AVOIDED the cards for September 2. Baker will not quit the newspaper business for the stage, as reported. \ , « QUEER HALLUCINATION OF A PACIFIC GROVE MAN Sometimes Imagines He Is Christ and at Other Times Believes He Is a Wild Bull. Special Dispatch to The Call. PACIFIC GROVE. Aug. v 4.— James A. Cunningham of this town Is the victim of peculiar hallucinations. At times he Im agines he is Jesus Christ, and then he de votes his time to preaching. At other times he thinks he is a wild bull, and then h» goes roaring and charging about the neighborhood. Three years ago Cunningham was sent to Agnews Asylum, and there he remained until a short time ago. when he was dis charged. A few days ago he again show ed signs of mental distress, and so he has been taken to Salinas jail ostensibly to serve a thirty days' sentence for disturb ing the peace, but he Is to be brought be fore a lunacy commission, and It is quite likely that It will be necessary to send him to the Agnews Asylum again. REPORT OF A STRIKE OF OIL IN HUMBOLDT Eureka Is Excited Over the Rumors That Are Coining From the Mattole Fields. Special Dispatch to The Call EUREKA. Aug. 4.— It is. reported here to-night that flowing oil was struck In the Mclntosh well in the Mattole oil fields, fifty miles south of here in this edunty. There Is great excltement'In Eureka, as many people in this city are interested In adjoining claims. No particulars as to the amount of the flow is obtainable here to-night. The well Is located on the Zanone ranch, in McNutt Gulch, Mattole Valley, and is owned by a company organized in San Francisco by J. R. Mclntosh. who subleased the land from Ciariick & Co. of Los Angeles In Mattole Valley there are about 50,000 acres of oil lands that have been spasmod ically prospected with little success for the past forty years, but no systematic boring haa been done until lately. Now there are ten or twelve, large companies operating there and about ten wells are being sunk. • . The fact that the authentic text of the original message as received In Washing ton on July 20 agrees literally with Consul Fowler's report of the wording of the original form written by Minister Conger and bearing the file date of July 17 ap pears to establish the genuineness of the message and its date beyond doubt. "CONGER." • As it is known that the various lega tioners and foreigners took shelter in the British legation about June 17, the date of Mr. Conger's telegram is fixed with ap proximate certainty as July 17. , This agrees with Consul Fowler's cabled state ment that the original message as writ ten on a regular telegraph form and signed "Conger," Is supplemented by the words, "E. H. Conger. July 17. , address United States legation," written on the same form but evidently not transmitted. "For one month we have been besieged," which Intelligibly complete the sentence, making the telegram read: "For one month we have been besieged in the Brit ish Legation under continued shot and shell" from Chinese troops. Quick relief can only prevent general massacre. With the aid of the full text as .tele graphed from Chefu by Consul Fowler and already given to the press, the doubt ful groups, which were distorted in tele graphic transmission, have now been cor rected and found to read: The Department of State^ls In posses sion of the original cipher text of the en tire message as received by Minister Wu on July 20 and communicated by him to Secretary Hay on the morning of that day. It Is partly In the Chinese cipher code and partly in ! that of the United States. The two texts .were separated by several groups not intelligible in either cipher. As deciphered on July 20 the Con ger message appeared to begin with the words "In British legation" under contin ued shot and shell," etc. WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.— The Depart ment'of State authorizes the following statement In regard to the probable date of the first telegram from Mlnistar Con ger to .which, in transmitting it through Sheng, at Shanghai, to Minister Wu, the Tsung li Yamen assigned the date of July "IS: GENUINENESS OF THE * CONGER MESSAGE "Foreign Ministers In Peking are all safe and well. Recently vegetables, fruit and provisions have been repeatedly sup plied to them. Relations most friendly. At present consultations are going on for the protection of -various Ministers going to Tientsin for temporary shelter, which will'sooh be concluded satisfactorily. But as fighting is now going on in Tientsin it is Inexpedient thatclpher telegrams should be sent. Different Consuls have been noti fied so that they may inform their respec tive governments. Please inform the For eign Office. Besides wiring* to other Min isters I transmit the above to you. "YU LIAN YUEN." agrees with Consul General Goodnow*s re port, received yesterday, that Earl Li Hung Chang had told the French Consul at Shanghai on the 3d that no messages would be delivered to the Ministers be cause the foreigners were advancing" on Peking. The Tsung li Yamen's cablegram of July 30 Is as follows: Minister Wu this morning handed to the acting Secretary of State the following telegram from the Taotai of Shanghai, dated August 2, and received by Mr. Wu on the evening of the 3d. It confirms the message of Tuan Shih Kal, Governor of Shantung, to Mr. Fowler, Consul at Che fu, purporting to communicate the same telegram of July 30 from the Tsung li Tamen, but it is to be noted that it con tains a passage omitted from Governor Yuan' s message, namely, the announce ment that as fighting is going on in Tien tsin it is inexpedient to send cipher tele grams to the foreign Ministers in Peking. /In this particular the present telegram WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.-The State De partment to-day issued the following: "That would be the American policy and would make the American Government and the American flag a thing to be re spected wherever the Government is rep resented by its flag. From my point of view our Government unaided and alone has the facilities at hand and Is able to deal with the situation. We should do it and do it with a promptness that would emphasize the American method of trans acting business/; ¦ NO MESSAGES BECAUSE THE ALLIES ADVANCE ize the point vantage we have in the Phil ippines and of our own accord do a thing which this emergency requires. PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE FRONT OF THE FIRST PAVILION HAVE FREQUENTLY BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE "BRITISH LEGATION AT PE KING." THE PAVILIONS ARE BUT AN EXTENDED ENTRANCE TO THE MINISTER'S HOUSE. AND FORM BUT A SMALL PORTION O^THE WHOLE. INCLUDING THE MINISTER'S HOUSE THERE 1 ARE FOUR LARGE TWO-STORY HOUSES.' THE OTHER BUILDINGS ARE COMMODIOUS. BUT Off THE BUNGALOW PATTERN AND NOT USEFUL FOR DEFENSIVE PURPOSES BEHIND SUCH A HIGH WALL. TWO SMALL GATES PIERCE THE WALL. ONE FAQING THE. CANAL AND THE. OTHER LEADING INTO THE MARKET PLACE AT THE REAR. THERE ARE. OR WERE, AT LEAST? TWENTY-FOUR SEPARATE WITHIN THE COMPOUND. A PATHWAY LEADS UP FROM THE MAIN GATEWAY TO THE FIRST OF THE TWO OPEN PAVILIONS, WHICH POSSESS GORGEOUSLY PAINTED PILLARS AND CARVED WOODWORK. * .THE SPECTATOR IS STANDING WITHIN THE WALLS OF THE TARTAR CITY. A LITTLE TO THE SOUTHWARD OF PRINCE BUNG'S PALACE (SEE SMALL PLAN). IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT IS THE IMPERIAL CANAL, SOMETIMES FULL AND SOMETIMES HALF EMPTY. WITH ITS MUDDY BANKS EXPOSED. A SMALL FLIGHT OF WELL WORN STONE STEPS LEADS UP TO THE ROADWAY IN FRONT OF THE LEGATION COMPOUND. THE WALL SURROUNDING THE COMPOUND IS SEVERAL FEET THICK AND FROM 10 TO 11 FEET HIGH AND INCLOSES AN AREA OF ABOUT SEVEN ACRES. • ,- - . . From the Sphere. PERIL IN PEKING— British Legation, Where Europeans Made Their Last Stand. "I am afraid there will be a great war in China. I do not want to see the United States get into it for the mere sake of •war. However, we must rescue our Minis ter and compel (Jhlna to pay the cost of that expedition. I believe Congress should now be in session. The President ought not to be conducting a foreign war with out the advice of Congress. Up to this time the diplomatic situation has been handled well, but Indications point to the inevitable conclusion that diplomacy is fast giving way to sterner measures. Even now we see war movements going on. "When that condition arises it is time Congress should have something to say. There axe in tbe Philippines within strik ing distance of China men acclimated and accustomed to the hardships of war in the Orient. Take them, send them to China, and let the world and China know our strength and our power. Let us utll- "If I had my way I should enlist a vol unteer army of 100,000 unen and send them to the island of Luzon to take the place of the seasoned troops now there. Those £3,000 seasoned troops I would send to China and deal with tbe situation that has arisen as it ought to be dealt with. I would protect the life of every American citizen in China and compel respect for the rights of every American citizen in the country. I would do this independ ently of other powers. I would not Inter fere -with their plans, but Independently and alone I would show China that the United States . was the power whose rights pnrt privileges could not be trampled upon. Such action -would show the whole world that the United States was a great power, and that every right conferred on its people through treaty stip ulation or otherwise must be respected. >TEW TORK, Aug. 4.— A special to the Journal from Washington says: Senator John T. Morgan said to-day: HOW MORGAN WOULD SETTLE CHINESE TROUBLE the Ministers safely at Tientsin or at least to the commanders of the Interna tional column, trusting in that way to abate the force of the invasion and induce the powers to consent to negotiations for a settlement of the trouble. It is learned here, that LI Hung Chang actually under took to do this, but sought to make the condition of the safe delivery of the Min isters that the imperial Government .should be held blameless for what had occurred at Peking. This condition hav ing been rejected absolutely by the terms of President McKinley's reply to the Chinese Government, It may be that Li Hung: Chang is trying to arrange for the delivery of the Ministers without condi tions, trusting to the gratitude of the powers to secure the desired absolution. made it pl:iin that the imperial Govern ment again is trying to force a suspension or the advance on Peking by menacing the foreign Ministers. Having formally refused to put them In ccnussnl cation with their • Government, a-nj this having proved Ineffectual to stop :he advance. It -would not be surprising If the Chinese Government should next .3t one of two things— either come for ward -with a threat to renew the attack on the legations if tbe advance is not Flopped, or resort to the plan of delivering TJ.p steady prostration of th\s military movements undoubtedly has frightened the Chir.e?? Viceroys, -who have been Fparrin? for time acd endeavoring to use tbe diplomatic corps at Peking as pro tpcuon. The Tsims li lanes dispatch re cr-ivoj this morning through Tuan and Wu fairly Illustrated this condition and ¦w«-,r]a <or tbe advantage of the Chinese forrrs -which are opposing the advance for the rescue of the besiepped Ministers. WASHINGTON. Aug. 4.— Borne of the features of the dispatch re ceived from General Chaffee yesterday and wbich the de partm«*nt refneed to make pub lic b*canie known to-day. The first dis patrh received by the War Department f TO73 General Chaffee contained very little inr/.TTnation. but closed with the state ment that he was coins: forward to Tien uln and wocld give his views. That Is *cat lie has done. His vlewa. as cabled in iho <5i?pstci of yesterday, would be lax Jrcra palatable to several foreign Gov rrnsumls, aad that is one reason why the dispatch was not :nads pcblia. This much General Chaffee and the United States force* avsilabla trader his command have got* forward Unrard Peking -with the British and Japanese forces. The troops of the other nation^ assembled ax Tien tsin did not iota In the movements, bat thf reason* gives by General Chaffea covll not be learned. It Is understood that the- criticism contained In the Asso ciate Press «Mipatch received yesterday of ihe saritary condition existing at Tkrstsia is borne out In General ChaSee*s cisnatch. but in discussing the matter xfSh the "War he has been more specific and the """"< of th« com tnaadErs are given -which failed to take the proper precaution tor the health ot tha Isternarkmal forces. TTar Department officials generally re fuse to discuss the contents ol the dis patch, and Secretary Root announced em phatically fViar it -would not bo giren to the public and, farther, that no ad <iiiional dispatches had been received from General Chaffee. The .international tiuestlcna involved main* ;t Impossible, on account of diplomatic relations, to give the dispatch to the public and It Is fur ther <; Tired that the proposed movement «'f troops ebocld not be heralded to the General Chaffee and the Avail able United States Troops Under His Command Ad vance "With the British and Japanese. Chinese Government May Now Threaten to Renew trie At tack on the Legations, or Deliver the Ministers to the Relief Column as It Ap proaches Peking. • EVIDENT DISCOID AMONG TEE ALLIED FORCES. TORNADO SWEEPS THROUGH NORTH DAKOTA TOWNS One Woman Carried a Half-Mile by the Storm and Sustains Fatal Injuries. GRAND FORKS. N. D.. Aug. 4.— The town of Hatton, forty miles southwest of this city, was struck by a tornado, accom panied by hail and rain, this morning, do ing much damage in the town and the surrounding country. No loss of life has been reported, though several people were severely Injured in the path ofthe storm, which extended from, southwest of Hatton for 100 miles in a northeasterly direction to St. Hilare and Thief River Falls. Minn. All the unharvested crops in the vicinity of Hatton are a totaWloss, and the dam age to farm buildings and stock is heavy. At St. Hilare the houses and buildings of John Hendrlekson were totally de stroyed. Mrs. Hendrickson was carried half a mile by the wind and was uncon scious when found. She will die. The damage to the buildings generally in that section was very heavy and the uncut crops in the path of the storm In Min nesota are a total loss. Oil Exchanges Disagree. Special Dispatch to The Call. ' LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4. — The proposed consolidation of the two oil exchanges is off, and it is now; stated as a positive fact that such a movement is impossible. This determination, it is claimed, was reached yesterday, and all previous negotiations were swept away. It Is now said that the active brokers In the two exchanges may withdraw in a body and form a third exchange by themselves, but this move has not yet taken definite shape. Accord ing to this plan the brokers will pay the expenses of their exchange pro rata. * Wants Back Her Lands. SANTA KOSA. Aug. 4.— This afternoon a suit was commenced In tfca Superior Court by Maggie Mitchell and others against P. Weiling and J. Waters, asking the court to eet aside and declare a deed of 130 acres null and void, alleging that the deed, which is to land in this county, was given by Waters to Welling on ac count of the latter's false and fraudulent representations in alleging that the deed was given at plaintiff's request. > - "WALLA WALLA, Wash., Aug. 4.— An Inquest was held this afternoon over the remains of W. D. Buchanan, who was shot and killed last r.lsrht by Jamei M. Simmons. A verdict of "Jus tifiable homicide" was returned, i Simmons has not been found yet, > and some think be has committed suicide. THREATS AGAINST CHINESE CONSUL AT HONOLULU Makes an Appeal to Gov ernment for Personal Protection. Gave Names of Members of the Bs form Party in the Islands, Which Caused Arrest of Their Relatives in China. HONOLULU. July 27. -The dreadful news. from China hars stirred the Chinese here to the depths. Yesterday Yang Wai Pin, the Chinese Consul, made an appeal to the Government for personal protect tion. saying that he had received anony mous letters threatening his life. He ac cuses the Bow Wong Wuf. or Chinese Re form Society, of having made the throats. The Bow Wongs are the element opposed to the Empress Dowaser and desirous of having a liberal pro-foreisn policy in the empire. They formed their socle t Irs hero under the leadership of l.ouns? Chi Tso. • the exiled reformer, and the Consul here sent to China the names or those who be came members. As a result the relatives Of Honolulu Bow Wongs were oast lntf> prison in China, and fe^Ilnc againstf th* Consul runs high. One of the letters that frightened Yan?; Wai Pin referred to his action In sending the names of Bow Wongs to the Imperial Government, and told him that he would be killed for so. doing. The Consul and Vice Consul Goo Kim have made purchases of weapons, organ ized a guard at the Chinese legation and secured the protection of the Honolulu po lice. The officers are kept constantly at the legation. , Yang Wai Pin made no official celebra tion of the birthday of the Emperor oC China this year, but the Bow Wongs got up a celebration of their own. The Consul gave as a reason for not holding the usual celebration that he had been instructed not to have any by Minister Wu at Wash ington. It has been hi3 custom to hold » large reception at the consulate. German residents of Honolulu, tnrotizh Consul J. F. Hackfeld, have offered 200 men for the Chinese war. the movement having been started as soon as the news came of the murder of the German ilin lster at Peking. Now that news of th» killing of all whites in the Chinese capital has come other nationalities are taking the same steps. Honolulu haa over a thousand men who want to go to China and fight with the powers to avenge th© murders at Peking. The offer of their services gges by the steamer Peking to day. s2S jj* •' *• «j For many years no steamer has brought news here that has produced such pro found sensation as that which came yes terday telling of the slaughter at Pe king. Preparations had been made for a Republican ratification In honor of the re .turn of the delegates to the National Convention, but all the plans were given up when the news of the terrible Inter national tragedy was heard. Most of the Chinese here are Bow Wong*, and in view of their large numbers It Is a fortunate circumstance, as an equal number of Chi nese of the Boxer variety might causa serious trouble. Great difficulty Is being encountered by the United States postal authorities in filling the small postmaster lobs about the islands*. Under the American system the pay is not large enough to tempt any one to take the jobs. The American way of having "the postofflces In small country stores, which do postal business as a side issue, cannot be followed, as the stores do not exist. As a result a number of country postofflces have had to be closed. Lul and Kaupapa. two native workmen, drank themselves to death with methy lated spirits last Saturday and Sunday. They drank a quart of the stuff between them, undiluted. Mixed with water and sugar it Is 'quite a popular drink among natives who have reached a stage at which nothing less strong will get them drunk enough. Lul and Kaupapa both, died of heart failure. Captain Goodman arrived her© on tha 23d with the schooner Robert Lewers, expecting to take the bark Wallace B. Flint, of which he was appointed com mander some weeks ago. He found that the Flint had set sail, under her old mas ter. Captain Stroube. two days before and was on her way to the coast. Captain Goodman takes the next steamer back tq catch his vessel at San Francisco. Petaluma's Turn Verrin. 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