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J Established ISSO. - - Incorporated ISSB V ] J. H. ESTILL, President. | WEEK OF YACHTING AT COWES. tiib kaiser and the prixce op WALES TO UK OX HAND. The Former Will Arrive In the Ger man Imperial Yacht With au Es cort of Five Wurships—The Post ponement of the Retirement of the liuke of Cambridge ns t omnia atler in-Chief of the Army Causing Dis satisfaction—The Outlook in Par liamentary Circles. Special Cable Letter. London, Aug. 3.—The week at Cowes promises to be a brilliant one. The dis tinguished assemblage will Include Empe ror William of Germany, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York and the Duke of Connaught, while the queen, the Princess of Wales and Princesses Victoria and Maud will be at Osborne, nearby. Y'achts are dally arriving at Cowes. On Monday Emperor William, on the Impe rial yacht Hohenzollern, accompanied by five German warships, will arrive. The usual fashionable crowd Is already tilling the hotels. As the opinion grows that the retire ment of the Duko of Cambridge as com mander-in-chief of the forces will be de ferred, and the succession of the Duke of Connaught to the command of the army be confirmed, the discontent deepens. The movement emanates almost entirely from the queen who clings to views imbibed from the Iron Duke, the royal consort, Peel, John Rus3elf, Palmerstone, Beacons tield and other deceased statesmen that royalty nearly related to the sovereign ought to he at the head of the army. Nobody doubts that Lord Salisbury, with his present backing, will cheerfully com ply with the queen’s wishes. The court is bringing a vigorous pressure on the Duke of Devonshire to make him re nounce his recommendation to his own commission. The queen has sent to both Lord Salisbury and the Duko of Devon shire a long memorandum embodying her views in regard to the army. Her majesty hopes to be enabled to prove to her grandson, Emperor William, next week that the British sovereign s hold on the army Is not materially less than Is that of the German, sovereign on his army. If possible she hopes in some in direct manner to use the kaiser to Influ ence the government to effect her pur pose. During the week Emperor William goes to Aldershot for a Held day with the troops. The Duke of Connaught’s brigade, with several volunteer battalions, will take part In the display, which will con clude with a grand “march past.” The whole affair has been arranged es petittllj with the view of giving the Duke of Connaught a chance to impress his nephew and the public. The emperor probably will be induced to make some pronouncement, lauding his uncle’s handling of the troops. * The government. In accepting the nomi nation of William Court Gully ns speaker of the House of Commons, to which posi tion he was elected on the retirement of th'e* Right Hon. Arthur W. Peel, now Vis count Peel, has avoided the first pitfall in Us career. The only persons who regret the government's decision not to oppose Hr. Gully's re-election are the extreme radicals, who say that if a tory speaker had been elected It would have given them the whip during the whole life of parliament. If one of their political opponents oc cupied the chair and vigorously sup pressed obstruction he would be accused of partiality, whereas Mr. Gully, who was originally the nominee of Henry Labou chere, the radical leader, would not have been elected except for the radical and Irish votes. The conservatives are will ing to retain him in office, as he has shown himself firm to maintain order. Among the first topics that will be brought up for discussion when parlia ment meets on Aug. 13 will be the election of the dynamiter Daly to represent Lim erick In the House. On Aug. 15 Mr. Bal four will move the production of proof of Daly’s conviction of participation in the dynamite outrages, and on Aug. 19 will move the issue of anew election writ for Limerick. The Parnellltes in tend to raise the question of amnesty, but Br eaker Gully will probably rule it is lrrevalent. As Daly Is now in Portland prison this fact in itself renders his elec tion void. It is understood that the only bill that will be passed before the adjournment of the House will be the one postponing the fixing of judicial rents In Ireland un til 1896, in view of the government land purchase scheme that will then be Intro duced. The summonses to the government sup porters in the House of Commons, even to the liberal unionists, have all been Issued Mr. Balfour as the government leader la the House. This fact, taken In connec tion with the speech delivered last night t > Mr. Chamberlain at a dinner given him h' the Birmingham Conservative Club, hi'li utes the eventual fusion of the two •cations of the unionist party, the con servative and liberal unionists. J he estimates are likely to be passed at the beginning of September. After the adjournment, parliament will not meet again until February. B is credibly reported that Prime Min btei Salisbury will shortly cause to be created several peers, including Sir Al gernon Borthwiek, Baron de Worms and Jam-- Lowther, all members of the House M Commons, and Sir Edward Malet, Brlt -h ambassador to Berlin, whose intention o retire from the diplomatic service has ■ready been mentioned in the oispatehes of the United Press. ■ ' | Salisbury will also raise Lord Lon un ..-rry t 0 a dukedom and appoint him : ''•ed Lord l.ansdowne, secretary of " lor war, who will have tendered to m . an offer to succeed Sir Edward Malet ."rd Dufferin, British ambassador to ■ to,. w m a | so shortly retire. .i^i ’lueen will entertain next week at house, her residence on the Isle the Dot'd Salisbury, Mr. Balfour, 1 , , eof Devonshire and Mr. Cliam r; , a " °f whom are members of the " They will meet Emperor Wil am at dinner there. or I 'ally News, the morning liberal , yesterday published an article in , ~ 1 11 dealt In a most generous man- It 1 Dord Salisbury's foreign policy. • . L ,hut aH secretary of state for for drs h had always been cautious, 1 and circumspect, and added that v ‘f- m the partition of Afrlcu in 1891 i,,ai . ,i n ln ‘ loser concert with Ger lu. ifin with any other power. The n , further says, certainly will In., ' T ain of his cultivating the most hiuiii cordial relations with Ger i-oid Salisbury is the one English She JSufnmgi fflrtwx. statesman who seriously and earnestly endeavored to withdraw the British troops from Egypt. The Speaker, a liberal weekly paper, says that Mr. Moriey will return at once to literary work, of which he has enough to occupy him for a year. He will not seek re-election to the House of Commons until this shall have been finished. The Speaker says it regrets that Sir William Vernon Harcourt, who, defeated at Der by, was subsequently elected for West Monmouthshire, did not adopt a siml-. lar course, at least, that he did not allow himself six months seclusion for self-ex amination at his country residence. The Daily News says it is desirable that Lord Rosebery should speak as a leader of the liberal party before parlia ment meets. It continues: "He was pre mier for more than a year and in the ordinary course will be premier again. ’ This reflects the mood of the liberals for the present. It is understood that Mr. Asquith will resume his barrister’s practice, which will not leave him time to rally the liberals. The attorney general and the legal ad visers of the government are exercised over a curious state of affairs discovered in connection with the duration of parli ament in the event of the queen’s death. By the act of 1696 it was provided that parliament should not last more than six months after the demise of the crown. Tlilh applied to Scotland and Ireland after they entered the parlia ment of the United Kingdom, but the re form franchise act of 1867 enacted that the demise of the crown should not af fect the duration of parliament. Tills act applied only to England and Wales. A similar reform franchise act was In 1868 passed for Scotland and Ireland, but does not contain any clause referring to the demise of the crown. Hence In th 9 event of the queen’s death. Scotland and Ireland would have an election within six months thereafter, unless parliament should extend the clause of the English act of 1867 to them. In. view of the queen’s age and the size of the piresent parlia mentary majority indicating that the House will last for seven years, the mat ter becomes of practical Importance, while the delicacy of the subject makes it diffi cult to immediately adopt an act thereon. KNOXVILLE'S BOND SUIT. Mr. McAdoo Not Accused of Applying tiie Iloud* to 111* Own Use. Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 3.—Referring to the bill filed by George W. Henderson, re ceiver of the Knoxville Electric Railway Company, against the .Union Trust Com pany in Philadelphia, to recover from the trust company 3247,009, because of the al leged diversion of said sum from corporate purposes, W. G. McAdoo, former presi dent of the railway company, said this afternoon to the correspondent of the Southern Associated Press: “Avery er roneous Impression Is created by the pub lished reports of the nature of this suit. There Is no charge that 3200,000 was di verted to my private use. The sole claim in the case, and tho only legal ground upon which liability is asserted against the Union Trust Company, Is that the agreement between the trust company and myself that out of the 3350,000 of bonds placed on the street railway property 3200,000 should be employed In the pur chase of the old street railways of Knox ville, was improper and Illegal. There Is no charge or ground for any charge or Insinuation that any of the bonds were applied to my personal use. The 32001000 In question were used In paying the own ers of the old horsa car lines in Knoxville for their stock, from which it not only received no profit, but to which I added more than $20,000, to pay the purchase price of $220,000. The remaining $150,000 of bonds were used to Improve the property, as provided in the mortgage. The recov ery sought from the trust company is based upon purely technical grounds, which every lawyer understands, and there is absolutely nothing in the whole transaction which in any way is discredi table to me. “This whole question hits been thorough ly sifted in the United States circuit court of Knoxville in a similar action against the Union Trust Company, the decision of the court being against the claim and in favor of the trust company. The matter Is a hoary chestnut and I would not notice it but for my desire that no false impres sion may be created concerning me indi vidually.” THE HIBI.E IX THE FAMILY. Able Addresses Made ut the Confer ence nt Asheville. % Asheville N. C„ Aug. 3.—Prof. Davis of the University of Virginia is drawing large crowds to the school of English held daily. At the general conference held yester day Prof. Kemp B. Battle and President George T. Winston of the University of North Carolina made very able addresses on “The Bible in the Family.” Among those present are Prof. E. A. Alderman, Dr. Thomas Hume, Prof. Cain, Prof. Venable and Prof. Toy, all of the fac ulty of the University of North Carolina. All the churches to-morrow will be filled by distinguished ministers. Among those preaching will be Dr. J. M. P. Otts of Alabama, Dr. J. L. White of Macon, Ga., Dr. Thomas Hume of the University of North Carolina, Dr. W. T. Hall of Colum bia S. C., Dr. Gross Alexander of Van derbilt University and Dr. Powers of Washington, D. C. HAMiKD OX A TRAPEZE. \ Roy Strangled to Ilenth IVliile Ex ercising in n Gymnasium. Washington, Aug. 3.—Victor Malnatl, a 15-year-old boy, living at 818 East Capitol street met his death this morning by hang ing. It is believed that in exercising on a trapeze a rope became coiled around his neck and in his endeavors to extricate himself it pulled tighter until he was strangled. lowa's Coming State Convention. Des Moines, la.. Aug. 3.-The lowa dem ocratic state convention will be held at Marshalltown next Wednesday, and there is rapidly Increasing Interest in the prob b)e candidate for governor. It is rumored that the silver men are moving to have ex ; Gov Boies made the nominee. Ex-Gov. Boies in a letter positively de clines to accept the nomination for gov ernor should he be nominated for that office by the convention. Aid Far Ex-consul Waller. Topeka. Kan., Aug. 3.-Gov. Morrill and * Minister John Martin to-day Issued an I appeal for aid from the friends Of -x-Can waller, who Is Imprisoned, arid ms * ported to be In stances abroad. All subscriptions will be | sent to Washington. SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 1895. STERN LOSES SOME SYMPATHY LATER DEVELOPMENTS XOT SO FA VORABLE FOR HIM. A Suspicion That He May Have Been Partly to Blame for Hi* Trouble, He May Have to Suffer Punishment for liei*liug uu Ollieer—The lln varinn Government Exerclae* It* Friendly Ollier* in ili* Behalf to Show It* Good Will Toward the United State*. • Berlin, Aug. 3.—The Tageblatt publishes an editorial article to-day upon the case of Louis Stern of New York, who was ar rested at Kisslngen a short lime ago for insulting Freiherr Vonthuengen, deputy commissioner of the Spa. In Its expres sion of opinion concerning the case, the paper is rather severe upon Mr. Stern, who, through the later developments of the matter has lost much of the sympathy which was at first bestowed upon him. “The Stern case.” the Tageblatt says, “Is beginning to assume a political color ing. The fact that the Americans sojourn ing at Kisslngen, who were not acquaint ed with the circumstances, espoused Mr. Stern’s cause, does honor to the esprit du corps among them, but we shall be sur ptised if the American embassy identifies itself with Mr. Stern's case. Mr. Stern did not act properly, and Americans cannot expect to be treated differently from Germans at German watering places.” Upon reading this article tho correspon dent of the United Press sought an inter view with Count von Lerehenfeld-Kofer ing, the- Bavarian minister to Prussia, who said that the case had no political importance whatever, adding: “The American charge d’affares recognizes this fact and has very properly refrained from troubling the German foreign office with representations, but relying upon ms per sonal and friendly relations wdth the Ba varian legation he has obtained that offi cial support which was alone given him from motives of courtesy towards the embassy of the United States. Neither the Bavarian minister nor the Bavarian government can interfere with the ordi nary course of law courts, but the Bava rian government on Aug. 1 addressed a letter to the United States consul at Bam berg informing him that the government had used its good offices to cause Baron Vonthuengen to withdraw the libel suit he had instituted against Mr. Stern, or f>lead for the imposition upon Mr. Stern of the smallest possible fine. But the criminal court at Schweinfurst has begun proceedings against Mr. Stern on the charge of resisting an officer under para graph 113 of the criminal law, and punish ment upon conviction of this offense must follow. Mr. Stern had obtained the ad vantage, however, that the case will be tried in the minor court at JClssingen, where the punishment will be much lighter than If the ease were tried in the higher courts. The commissioner of the Spa at Klssin gan has forbidden the sale on the street of the Neue Bayerische Landes Zeltung, owing to the violent language the paper has used In the treatment of the case. The empress and her two oldest sons. Crown Prince William and Prince Eitel Frederick, started this afternoon for Stet tin, where they will proceed to Sassnltz on board the German dispatch boat Kaiser Adler. The emperor at the same time will take a special train for Brunsbuettel,. where he will embark on the Hohenzol lern for Heliogland, making a brief stop page there before proceeding for Cowes. Emperor William, on Aug. 38, will lay here the foundation stone of the Kaiser Wilhelm National Memorial. Prince Ho henlohe will be present at tho ceremony. The emperor on the same day will cel ebrate the battle around Metz on Tempte hof field, surrounded by all the regiments of the guard. On the 19th the emperor will attend the great anniversary celebration of the vet erans of the war of 1870, which will also be held on the Tempiehof field. Fifteen thousand veterans will be present with bands and banners. On these occasions the emperor will make speaphes. Prince Hohenlohe’s delayed meeting with Count Goluchowski, the Austrian minister of foreign affairs, will take place at Aussee to-morrow. It was stated by the official press that Count Golu chowski and Prince Hohenlohe had an interview on Friday last, hut the Deutsche Tage Zeltung has an entirely different account of the affair. According to this paper, Prince Hohenlohe invited the Austrian minister to visit him at Aussee, but Count Goluchowski replied that he would prefer to receive the prince in Vienna. Prince Hohenlohe felt hurt at this answer and made no reply, and when Count Golu chowski, obeying the orders of the Aus trian emperor, presented himself at Aus see, Prince Hohenlohe sent word to him that he had gone hunting. Emperor Francis Joseph's guests at Ischi, near by, include Count von Eulen burg, the German ambassador to Aus tria; Count Francis Dreame, the Austrian ambassador to Great Britain, and M. Si initch, the Servian prime minister. It Is understood that a conference has been held In oonnectlon with the events in Bul garia and Macedonia. Baron Banffy the Hungarian prime minister; Count Kiel mansegg, the Austrian prime minister, and Count Goluchowski, will Join the Aus trian emperor’s party in a few days. Economic problems latterly are driving purely political questions into the back ground. The organization of handicrafts occupies the chief place. The conserva tives and a majority of the centrists de mand the introduction of the compulsory guilds for the organization of the handi crafts, only those who have passed an examination and proved proficient being allowed to conduot an Independent busi ness. The radicals, socialists and national liberals oppose this scheme and champion industrial freedom. The gov ernment summoned an artisans’ confer ence, to which was submitted a draft of measures for the organization of the trades. The government assented to the suggestion of the conference that largo manufacturers should contribute to defray the expenses which the guilds may Incur for the beautiful emblems, but stated that it ooubl not, under any conditions at pres ent fulfill the wishes of the conference In regard to the certificates of proficiency. A nw German political party has been formed at Colmar, entitled the democratic party of Alsace-Lorraine. It demands I complete political equality for Alsace-Lor ! mine with the other federul states, instruc ! Hon In French in the national Hehools, 1 i he right to publish notices In French and to produce plays; also, free education, the I , oration of ihur h and state and a r- I due lion of the military burdens. CONFESSION OF THE QUINLANS. They Virtually Accuse Holme* of tlic Crime* Charged Against Him. Chicago, Aug. 3.—A morning paper gives the following particulars of a confession made by the Quinlans yesterday to Chief Badenoch. which was taken down by a stenographer: They related that, in their opinion. Miss Clgrand. Mrs. Julia Connor and her daughter. Pearl, and Minnie and Nannie Williams are all dead, and that Holmes murdered them. Pietxel, they aald, quarreled frequently with Holmes, because the latter would not act squarely with his associates in the dealings, and they believed that Holmes killed Pletzel, so as to prevent any telling of his crimes, which, they believe, Pletzel was aware of to soma extent. As to wheth er I’ietzel participated In any of the mur ders they do not know. They believe that Holmes, after killing Peltzel, felt it neces sary to dispose of the dead man's chil dren, and that Alice, Nellie and Howard Pietzel were killed by him. As to Miss Van Tassel, they know noth ing. and never saw her. Miss Clgrand, Mrs. Connor, Miss Pearl Connor and Minnie and Nannie Williams, they thought, came to their death in the Holmes building. Mrs. Quinlan related that one day. when her husband was away, she saw Holmes poking Into the stove In his office, which was red hot, something which looked like portions of a human body, and that a hor rible odor came from the room. Quinlan said that after Holmes hai gone away he found a bottle of chloroform In the steel vault. They both said that they saw the Williams girls about July u. 1893, for the last time, and that they must have betffi put out of the way at that time. The police have nothing new to advance In the Holmes case to-day. Supt. Bude nooh was not In his office during the day ami Inspector Fitzpatrick was engaged with others matters. He said work was being pursued on the case upon the lines suggested in tne information gained from the Quinlans. It was s.uied to-day that a dime mu seum firm had secured a lease on the Holmes castle in Englewood and would fence It and charge visitors 10 cents for admission to the house und grounds. SUGAR IIOUXTY CLAIMS. No Misunderstanding Between the Government untl the i'lunter*. Washington, Aug. 3.—Commissioner of Internal Revenue Miller states that there is no misunderstanding between the gov ernment and the Louisiana planters con cerning the ascertainment of the amounts claimed ter be due under the sugar bounty act. The commissioner says that no boun ty claims have been received at the treas ury and none are expected, as the whole matter is being adjusted In the collector's office at New Orleans, a special force having been put on for that purpose. In regard to fixing the amount due In each instance, Mr. Miller says the regulations in force last year were obviously not ap plicable to present conditions and a prac tice was adopted which he considers fair to all Interested parties. A conservative estimate places the amount of last year's crop already disposed of at between 90 and 95 per cent, of the total output. In such cases, Mr. Miller says, the commercial heights appear to be the only basis for determining the actual product. In addi tion the planters are permitted to attach affidavits of their business managers, foremen, or those in charge of their plantations, which are taken into consid eration by the collector as cumulative evidence. Tho weights of the sugar bu reau may also be offered as corrobora tive testimony. When claims are pre sented upon the 6 or 10 per cent, of the output remaining unsold, the government Inspectors make their own tests and se cure the weights. Th 4 commissioner says that any information, made under oath in regard to last year’s product which has been sold may be filed with the claim, and will be reviewed when the verifica tion of the quantity of sugar upon which bounty is to be allowed comes up for adju dication. TROOPS AT JACKSON’S HOLE. Some of the Settler* Apt to Be Ar rested For Killing Indian*. Camp Cache, Jackson’s Hole, Wyo„ Aug. 3.—Gen. Coppinger and the troops have arrived and are now making an In vestigation of the shooting of tho Indian prisoners, and it Is said that some of the settlers will be arrested, especially the constable and his men. The settlers are quiet, but are afraid of arrest. The In dians are hastening rapidly toward their reservations and none in sight here. Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 3.—Gov. Rich ards denies the allegation that the white people were the aggressors in the Jack son’s Hole trouble, as charged by the In dian Rights Association. The governor says: "I have information, of the killing of only one Indian, who with fifteen others, was resisting the law, and at tempted to escape after being arrested for killing game in violation of the Wyoming law. The Insinuation that these arrests was planned in order that the Indians might be killed is entirely unwarranted. The government has set apart large tracts of land for the Indians and money Is ap propriated annually for their support, and we are determined that they shall not en croach upon the territory reserved for the whites.” Washington, Aug. 3.—Gen. Coppinger in a telegram to army headquarters to-dny thus describes the situation In the Ban nock Indian country. "All Is quiet at Jackson’s Hole. Two scouting parties were sent out yesterday, one to the country east of Buffalo and one about Hoback. One company at Bishee was or dered to Swan Valley for the protection of the settlers. The acting ugent at the Fort Hall reservation reports that 164 In dians were camped four miles east of Soda Springs and some 200 at the outlet of Gray’s Lake, all claiming to be on their way to their respective reservation*. The trouble seems to be over." Scotland’* Imprisoned Miner*. London, Aug. B.—None of tho twenty miners left In the flooded mine at Salt coats, Scotland, has yet been rescued. The inflowing water* have Jammed (he entrance Into the mine with debris, and though attempts have been made to cle.ti the way hy the use of dynamite, the pit is still choked up. It I* believed that all ut tile men have perished. A MASSACRE OF MISSIONARIES FIVE ENGLISH WOMEN KILLED IX THE HEART OF CHINA. An American Woman Among Hie Wounded Tile Smallest l oiled State* Guuhout ou tile Chinn Sta tion I nnltie to Get W ithin TOO Mile* of the Scene of the Slaughter, Tile Killing Simply the Result ot an Outbreak of Fnnntlclm. Shanghai, Aug. 3.—The Shanghai Ex press prints a telegram from Foo Chow, under date of Aug. 3, reporting a frightful massacre ot Christians In Kucheng, In the province of Kansu-Sln-Klang. Among those murdered were five foreign ladles. No conllnnation of tho report has been re ceived. Washington, Aug. 3.—A cable received ut the stuto department to-day from Mr. Jernlgan, tho United Slates consul general ut Shanghai, reports u massacre of Christians at Kucheng, China. No Americans were killed, but one was seriously wounded. Tho name of the place where the massacre occurred was not plain in the dispatch, hut it Is understood to lie Kucheng, where, accord ing to a United Press cable message from Shanghai, received this morning, a fright ful mas acre of Christians had occurred. Tho only place on the map of the slate department which resembles Kucheng In namo Is Kinchcng. This Is located In the middle of China, north of the Yang-Tse- Klung river. Navy department officials say that no vessel can get within sevtrul hundred miles of the place. The dispatch from Mr. Jernlgan gave the name of the American lady who was seriously wounded ns Miss Harlow, anil said that five English ladles wore kHlod. What steps the state department will take with reference to the massacre has not been determined and probably will not he until fuller details are called by Min ister Denby or Consul General Jernlgan. Immediately upon the receipts of the dis patch from the latter adllng Secretary Adee of the state department informed the navy department of the affair with a vie w ta ascertaining If any United States naval vessel could reach tha scene of the trouble. The dispatch from Mr. Jernlgan' gave the name of the place where the massacre occurred as Kuck Kong, In stead of Kucheng. Neither Kuck Kong nor Kucheng could bei found on the maps at the state and navy department, hut a place called Klmcltengem was found and la believed to be the correet locality, it Is situated on a small stream In the mid dle of China, north of the Yangtse- Klang river and In a position that forbids even the Mathias, the smallest United States gunboat on the Asiatic station, from getting witln at least 409 miles. The Miss Harlow named In Mr. Jernl gnn’s dispatch as having been wounded is believed to be Miss Mabel C. Hartford of Dover, N. H.. In churge of the Methodist mission at Kinehengen. Her asslstaht Is Miss W. 11. Rouse and two other Metho dist female missionaries, Miss Mabel Al len and Miss Sarah Peters are located at places near by. The Church Missionary .Society has a large mission at Kucheng and the five English women who were killed are probably attached to It. At the state department It Is believed that the massacre 1 simply the result of another outbreak of fanaticism, such as was rampant during the Chlno-Japanesa war. The greatest riot at that time against Christians occurred at Cheng-Tu. Tho American mission buildings there wire damaged, but no American was killed. Minister Denby protested against the treatment of the Americans at Cheng- Tu. and the Chinese government gave sat isfactory assurances of Its Intention to punish the offenders und to prevent a re petition of the outrages. The British mis sion at Cheng-Tu were also damaged, and the British government has just sent one of its consular officers to make inquiry into the affair with a view to demanding damages. London, Aug. 3.—A dispatch from Shanghai gives the details of tho reported raaeraeffe of Christians at Kucheng. The ladles who are said to have been killed are believed to have been members of the Church of England, the Zenana and three American Methodist Episcopal missions. According to the dispatch, they were butchered, after suffering atrocious out rages. A number of their friends, Includ ing women and children, were seriously wounded. The dispatch declares that the Chinese officials connived ut, if they did r.ot Instigate, the attacks on the Chris tians. The revival of outrages Is attrib uted to the apathy of the British and American ministers, despite the Increasing anti-foreign feeling that Is displayed. Foreigners in Shanghai regard the com mission, sent out to Inquire Into the re cent riots at Cheng Tu as a farce, tlany of those who are charged with complicity in these riots are being promoted. A NEWSPAPER MAN DRIVEN OUT. Miner* Incensed Because He Pumped Two of Their Number. Ishpemlng, Mich., Aug. 3.—Frederick H. Britton, a staff correspondent of the De troit Evening News, was compelled by 500 excited miners, armed with clubs and bricks, to leave the city at 11:33 p. m. yes terday. Mr. Britton was first notified by the men that he must go at 9 o’clock, hut refused to move unless Chief of Police Carlson said so. Britton was accused of getting a couple of the striking miners In toxicated and then pumping them for In formation. He was at work In the tele graph office, which was surrounded by the howling mob of excited miners. Ten minutes before train time Chief Carlson advised the correspondent that he had better comply with the strikers’ demands and escorted him to the train, which the miners had held. A delegation of the strik ers accompanied the train as far as Champion. The least sign of resistance on the part of Britton would surely have resulted In a lynching bee. 81’HIKE 4IF THE WEAVERS. A Canferrnre Full* lo Bring About a Settlement of the Strike. Philadelphia, Aug. 3.—A conference was held to-day between a committee of in grain carpet manufacturers, headed hy Robert Dornan, and a committee of strik ing weavers, headed by David MeOorman, for the purpose of endeavoring to settle the existing strike. The conferees were together for over two hours, hut they failed to reach an agreement and the statu* of the strike J* unchanged. The strikers wished the desired new wage* schedule to go Into effect Sept. J, while the manufacturers fixed the tim* ut Oct. i. Neither side would recede and the con ference adjourned. The weavers utu out for an advance of 7v2 per cent. , IIIiICE MEN IX BATTLE. ' A Free I'luht In tl C’onnfy Conven tion nt M|rlnK<U'ld, O. Springfield, 0., Aug. 3.—At the demo cratic county convention this afternoon two candidates were named and two sets of delegates to the state convention se lected. There was much disorder. The row began immediately after the call of Chairman W. \V. Wilmeyer for or der. No sooner had he opened the con vention than George Arthur attempted to address tho delegates, while W. C. Arm strong, a strong antl-Brlce man, rushed to the front of the stage, and amid cheers of encouragement from his faction and hoots of rage from the llrice faction, pro claimed ho had been elected temporary chairman. Hon. John L. Zimmerman, a Brice man, who had been selected as chairman by the democratic central committee, also caino forward with his supporters, and at this moment Internal Revenue Collector S. M. McMillan, a Brice man, confronted W. C. Armstrong and pushed him off the stage to the tloor below. D. T. West grabbed Collector McMillan anti dozens of men, wild with rage, scuf iled on the stage, knocking tho heavy desk off tho platform and striking Armstrong, who Jumped on the stage. A half dozen policemen In uniform attempted to re store order. The Annstrong-Thomas fac tion, in spite of the yells of the Brice men, wont through the motions of appointing committees and nominated a county ticket. Then another rush was made for the stage, several men going to assist Armstrong und others to Zimmerman's assistance. The two sides continued scuf lllng for some time. Armstrong was in the meantime putting motions and declaring them carried. Beveral men tried to address tho con vention, but their voices could not bo heard above the din and confusion. Finally both sides announced their del egations to the state convention and tho assemblage adjourned. AN ILL-FATKB FAMILY. Three llrofliera Lose Their I.lves In Train W recks on the'Maine Ituud. White Plains, N. Y., Aug. 3.—A fatal accident, caused by a misplaced switch or broken rail, occurred near Chatham, on the liurlen* railroad ut noon to-day. Tho Pittsfield express, which left tho Grand Central station at U.lO o’clock this morn ing, was derailed and went down an em bankment, killing Fireman Myron J. El liott and Injuring a number of passengers. Fireman Elliott resided In this city and was married on Wednesday ot this week to Mrs. Kate Elliott, tho widow of Ills brother, William J. Elliott, an engineer on tho Harlem railroad, who was killed In a railroad wreck at Ice Pond, two years ago. Another brother was also killed on Sat urday only a few miles distant from Where Fireman Elliott met his death to day. The Elliott’s formerly resided at Chat ham, and tho father and all the sons were brought up at ruilroadlng. Tho death of Myron makes the third son kill ed on tho Harlem. Later dethtls report that Engineer Edward Hallcek Is also killed and that his father, who was a baggagem&ster on the train, is fatally in jured. NON-UNION MEN CLUBBED. One of Them Ha* Ills Skull Frnetured und nn Arm Broken. Chicago, Aug. 3.—Five union, painters, led hy John J. I''lem!ng, a walking dele gate, made an attack this afternoon on several non-union men who were paint ing and caletmlnlng the Doolittle school house, near Rhodes avenue, on Thirty fifth street. The arrival of half a dozen policemen In a patrol wagon saved tho non-union men from being killed. A delegation from the union had waited on the workmen the day before and aske 1 them to quit or Join the union. Th>- men refused. To-day tho delegation returned with lead and gas pipes, which they used on the heads of the men while they were eating dinner. Albert Batdorf of 583 West Van Buren street had his skull fractured and an arm broken. Christ Spencer of 3016 South Park avenue was Injured on the head. The walking delegate, Christ Mullen and Michael Costello were caught. A FAKE STORY ABOUT A FIRE. An Island In Luke Michigan Heprc- Ncnted us All Ablaze. Marinette, Wls., Aug. 3—Capt. Young of the steamer Cuba which arrived here yes terday, reports that Beaver Island is all afire. The flames were devastating it Thursday night and much anxiety is felt for the small settlement on It. The Is land Is populated hy a colony of about 100 persons, who are engaged In farming on clearings. Lake captains arriving here say the whole Island has been laid waste and that the Inhabitants are homeless and without food. Beaver Island is sit uated near the Straits of Mackinaw and is about fifty miles from Gie mainland. There are two settlements on the main Island, known as St. James and Gillette. Charlevoix Mich., Aug. 3.—The report that Beaver Island is burned Is a hoax. There are small forest fire* burning- on the Island, but nothing of any Importance. SHOT HIS SISTER’S SEDUCER. Two Well Known Men of Xu*livil!e the Principal* In the Tragedy. Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 3.—Tom West brook shot and almost instantly killed William Williamson on Broad street this morning. Both are well known young men of this city. Westbrook gave him self up to the police and made the state ment that Williamson had seduced his sister. He demanded that reparation bo made by an Immediate marriage, but Wil liamson declared with an oath that he would not do what was demanded of him, and thereupon Westbrook shot him. Religious Education Compulsory. Brussels Aug. 3.—The Chamber of Rep resentatives this evening, by a vote of 70 to 59, adopted Clause I of tho school bill, making religious education rornpul- j nory. The voting was accompanied by j great disorder and the announcement of the result was the occasion fur a tu multuous scene, J j DAILY, $lO A YEAH. 1 5 CENTS A COP!'. > WEEKLY 2-TIUES-A-WEEK $1 A YEAR I DEFENDER AS SWIFT AS A DEER SHE EASILY OUTSAILS THE VIGI LANT AND VOLUNTEER. Slit- Allow* One 33 anti the Ollier 33 Second* untl Then Heat the Former by 3 Minute* null 33 Seeont!.— Vo Louver Any Doubt That She (let. eln*Me* Hot It nt the Other Rout*. The Breeze fur the Rare Siroug anti Sternly. Vineyard Haven. Matt., Aug. 3.—Bright and early this morning the yachtsmen were at!r on the boats of the New York Yacht Club at anchor In Newport Harbcr. Cleur skies over head end u gent I* so ith weeterly breeze betokened another flna day for the cruise. The Defender left at sunrise and hnd a tow from lirlitol, hep guff having been replaced at tho Harr t hoff yards last night by anew one. Tha Vigilant was ready for another brush wi h the m w boat, ami she hud anew Herre.i. hoff club top.-will aloft in place of the on-, sho ha* used all the week. No other changes were*noUceable. The Volunteer also was on hand. The course to-day wa* t venteen and one-linlf miles oast, south cst of Vineyard sound light, end twenty miles east-norlheust up tho sound to Vineyard liaven. The wind wo* south southwest, making tho first seventeen! miles a reach with the wind abeam and booms to porl. The rest of the race wnff a broad reach. The preparatory gun sounded at 10:."><| o’clock. Ten minute* later the smallcM sloops and cutters started. At 10:50 o’clocW Iho gun for (he first-class sloops boomed and the Defender was almost on the In stant. The Vigilant waa two minutes lat*-n and was very near being handicapped. Tha Volunteer did not cross for nearly a min ute ufer the second boat. The Defender and Volunteer carried their number two Jib topsails. The Vigilant started with big No. 1 sail, but changed it to a No. 3 at 11 ;35 o'clock, as the wind was freshen ing and she was heeling considerably. Tha big sloops rushed through the wat-r with their lee rails awash and gained rapidly on tho schooners from the start. In half an hour the Defender began picking them up one by one anil dropping them astern. The V igilant loliowed suit, but not st so lively a pare as -the Defender. Tha new boat was racily outfootlng tho Vigi lant and tho old Volunitoer could not hold up with her rompuny. Passing Vineya-di llavcn light, tne Defender led the pro cession. and she increased htrr lead over the Vigilant until sho was nine mtnu.ug ahead. At 2 o'clock she showed the way for the fiect into Vineyard Haven, with the breeze l, .’ding strong and stoudy, ,n yachts rushed along to the finish, the De fender snowing tr,e way with a little in rreuse in her splendid load. At 3:02:11 o'clock she cloned tho flntoh line, und was timed from the steamer Shearwatzr, Which had tevn emu ahead by the regular committees so that the Sylvia might not hav e io nuke undue hustle to’the finish. A litile over six niTiites later the Vigilant rounded uX-Corrmodore Morgan’s black hulled yacht beaten, but still fast and able. A c.iaitcr of ar hour later (the Volunleo finizhed, and somt where In between thei* tho Jubilee rourded up Into the Haven, after a spttdy tun, which would ha.a shown well dmi It been a raring one. Tha official time when received will show tha# the Vigilant was hundlcapped 02 and ’hi Volunteer 53 seconds. Taken from thesa figures tire LcLi.der’a victory over tha Vigilant is by 5 minutes and 32 seconds. The Defender is to have anew steel boom and guff. These new spars will probably be made at the machine shops at Bristol, and will be hollow cylinders, built upon the same manner us sleel boat hull* are constructed, with light steel plates It, sections and tapering a trifle In size from the partners to the hounds of the spur it has been estimated that there wtll be a reduction of weight by this move from tha wooden spars of something like a ton. while the stability will be all the better, as the cylinder spars will be trussed In side with steel spurs all the way along In the same manner as the steel spurs of tha Valkyrie 111. are regulated. A HAWAIIAN SUGAR COMBINE. * They Aim to Break Up the America* Sugar Trust. Ban Francisco, Aug. B—The Hawaiian sugar planners have undertaken to form a combine, which has for its object tha breaking down of the American sugar trust and the establishing of a free markei for sugar. Nearly 31,000,000 has been sub scribed by leading and influential planter* and the Spreckles Bro*. of this city have been asked to Join the coimbine. At first it was thought that the local sugar king, would Join, hut they have since refused to do so. "Hon. P. C. Jones, a prominent Ameri can and Hawaiian planter. Is at the head of it," said a member of the gpreckles firm to-day. Hut I cannot say Just what Is tha object of the combine. Jones Is a hard worker and as he has money and friend, he may be successful In putting his scheme In part, to a test.” The contract of the big planters with the American sugar trust, it Is learned, expires in 1897. The planters do not (think they arc getting the benefit of the high prices charged for sugar, and they de sire bfore entering into an agreement to place themselves in such a position as to be able to be Independent of tha eastern and local sugar kings. When officers have been selected to manage tha affairs of the planters trust the concern will work upon a basis of lOb.OOO tons of sugar, and will levy an assessment of 31 per ton for the crop of 1394, and 32 per ton for 1895, 1896 and 1897. placing an avail able operating fund of 3700,099 In the plant ers' treasury. IOWA’S COINAGE FIGHT. A Probability That the Convention Will Favor Sound Money. Des Moines, la., Aug. 3.—The last lowa counties held their conventions to-day to name delegates to tho democratic conven tion Wednesday. A majority send unln structed delegates, favoring sound money and the administration. Generally the In truct'd delegates are for scund money. The silver men have mads the issue In almost all places, and where they could control have instructed for frea silver ri solutions by the stats convention. Thy policy of the sound on tJia otic r hand, lias been to avoid inatrun tiotis and follow a conciliatory policy.