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Disastrous Battle
Tien Tsin o
Colonel Liscum and Captain Davia t]
Among the Victims?The 5it- 0
uation Becomes More and
Ho re Alarming. h
* A Washington special says: The c<
navy department has received official tc
confirmation from Admiral Remey of jj
a reverse of the allied forces at Tien
Tsin on the morning of July 13th. The
dispatch is dated Che Foo, July 16,
and says:
"Reported ihat allied forces attacked g(
native city on the morning of the 13th. lt
The Russians were on the right with ^
the Ninth infantry and marines on the p
left. Losses of the allied forces large. 0j
"Russians, one hundred, including g,
-?- artillery colonel. p
"Americans, over thirty.
"British, over forty. C(
"Japanese, fifty-eight, including p]
colonels. it
"French, twenty-five. a1
"Oolonol LiBcum, Ninth Infantry, q
.j. _ i n t.:_ n..:. ^r...'nn
jLiueu; aisu i/apiam i/auo, munuc ^
Corps. Captain Lemlev, Lieutenants rs
Butler and Leonard wonnded. sj
"At 7 o'clock in the evening the al- -q
lied attack on the native city was re- ^
pulsed with great loss. Betnrns are 0
* yet incomplete. Details not yet confirmed.
Remey." c,
amebic an s 8uffebed heavily. ol
The London Evening News prints a tl
dispatch dated at Shanghai Monday ^
giving a detailed acconnt of the attack w
of the allied forces ou ihe native city m
of Tien Tsin. '?<
% According to The Evening News ^
dispatch the allies were repulsed and gi
compelled to retreat with a loss of h<
more than 100 killed, the British losing
forty and the Japanese sixty.' The
Americans and Russians, it is added, q1
also suffered heavily. Among Americans
killed was Colonel French, of the
Twenty-fifth isfantry, and Colonel
Liscum of the Ninth infantry. A ^
v' colonel of artillery was also killed. ^
The dispatch adds that Chinamen e,
fought^ with great desperation, and
their marksmanship was accurate and
deadly. ^
The report that Colonel French, q<
Twenty-fifth infantry, .was killed at jE
Tien Tsin is not understood at the war p)
department in Washington. Officials fc
state positively that Colonel French is ^
not in China. There is but one Colonel fC
French in the service, and he com- 0]
mands the Twenty-second infantry, ^
two battalions of which are in the v
Philippines aad the third one in this
country. On Jnne 30th Colonel French
Wat in New York on sick leave.
The question now agitating the ad* o
ministration mind is how to be re'
verged upon the Chinese for tile murder
of our representatives within the T
empire. in
There seems to be no longer any a
doubt that all of the Americans in T
Pekin have been massacred. Con- th
firmatory reports to that effect have fc
been received from so many sources w
that even Secretary Long, the most as
peaceful member of the cabinet, now
admits that he sees nothing to hope P<
for in the return from China yet to hi
come. re
So alarming were the returns re- F
ceived from China Monday that two
separate cabinet meetings were held at *'
the state department at the instance a
of Secretary Hay. The result is that fr
President McKinley abandons his intention
to remain at Canton until late tfc
in August and returns at once to Si
Washington, with the probability of
calling an'extra session of congress.
The latest developments iu China, x<
and universal indignation and resentment
on the part of the American people,
render it necessary for the United pi
Stales to send a large additional force Ci
to China, not only to avenge the mas- jD
store of Minister Conger and his com- iQ
panions in Pekin, but to wipe ont as n<
far as possible, the slaughter of the su
gallant Ninth regiment and the death p]
Colntnbai Carpenters are Idle and Baiid- W
ins Is At a Standstill. _
Columbus, Qa.,was confronted Monday
with the spectacle of every planing H
mill in the city shut down, every con- so
tractor sitting with hands folded, is;
three or four hundred carpenters idle h(
and work on some fifty new houses in th
the city and suburbs at a standstill. B:
The agreement of the mill men and ei
the contractors to shut down nntil the to
labor troubles have been adjusted was rv
-? or
Ill U1WI.
The can>enters are asking for nine bi
hours "with the same pay as hereto* p<
fore given under the ten hoar scale, al
The contractors regard this as nine pi
hours' work for ten hours' pay. pi
Prominent Savanoah Odd Fellow Is Al. Cl
leced To Be Short In Accounts.
A Savannah dispatch says: John B.
Bnlcken, secretary of Concord Lodge di
of Odd Fellows, has been arrested for G
Stealing the funds of the lodge. He is ^
short in his accounts about $500, and 81
claims to bave lost the money dealing *c
in cotton fntures. He is a clerk in the
Savannah Cotton Exchange and of a ir
good family. w
Food For Troops In China.
The plans of the war department for
feeding the army in China are being ;
gradually formulated. It has been *
decided that all troops destined for j ?
Nagasaki with a probability of service d
in China shall carry sixty days' rations 0
which will be landed with them. E
Russians Kill Indiscriminately.
Statements are in circulation m
Shanghai accusing the Russians of in- c
discriminate slaughter of friendly c
Chinese non-combatants; t
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Was Fought at
n July 13.
f Colonel Liscum, commanding the
md forces of the United States.
To accomplish this end, it will be
ecessary to divert a large force of
roops from the Philippines, and it
'ill also necessitate the expenditure
f large sums of money to defray the
xpenses of a campaign in ChiDa. Genral
MacArthur says he cannot reduce
is force in the Philippines without
ndangering American interests, consquently
it will be necessary f?r
jugrebs to assfiuuie m ciua bcsoiuu
) furnish the ways and means to cary
out the United States' policy in the
hinese empire.
The decision of the administration
p to date is that the Unitbd States
avernment is still not at war with the
overnment of Chiua. The happenigs
at Tien TsiD, coming on top of
le stories of the latest struggles at
ekin, have not affected the attitude
f the nation on this point; the United
fates and China are technically at
But this statement should not be acjpted
as indicating a purpose on the
art of the United government to hold
s hand in the administration of swift
id adequate punishment upon the
hinese, without' regard to station,
ho may be responsible for the outages
of the past few weeks. It means
mply that the government of the
Inited States feels it can best achieve
lat purpose by regarding the status
ftv 11 f
urciauy as one 01 peace.
To hold otherwise would seriously
ripple the government in its efforts to
btain satisfaction for the outrages to
le Americaus in China. Should they
d the ports of China now open to
9 elected, all sorts of impediments
ould be encountered which now are
issing. Therefore, according to the
Imioi^tration view, a declaration of
ar would afford not even a technical
lin, while it would be actually a
savy drawback.
A report has reached official Chinese
larters at Washington of a shocking
agedy in Pekin not heretofore shown
t any of the reports from China,
his appears in a paper printed in
le Chinese text, and although it is no
ay official and may be part of the
taggerated gossip'of the situation, it
us none the less attracted the attention
? the Chinese minister at Washington,
ccording to this Chinese report, 3,)0
Chinese officials of Pekin engaged
t the government service, united in a
stition to Prince Tu.an to spare the
ireigners and afford them every proon.
In response to this, according
the Chinese report, Prince Tuan
dered that those who had united in
le petition be killed and the order
as carried out.
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ccurs at Coleman, Texas?A Dozen Dives
Reported Loet.
A cloudburst occured at ColemaD,
ex., at au early hour Monday momig,
and meager reports indicate that
dozen lives were lost in the flood,
here had been tremendous rains
iroughout the vicinity of Coleman
?r two days, and all of the streams
ere overflowed. Details of the disiter
were difficult to obtain.
Belief trains were promptly disitched
to Coleman, but owing to the
;gh water, the trains are uuable to
ach the scene of the cloudburst,
ore's creek, near ColemaD, is report1
to be two miles wide, and its
aters are rushing down the valley at
fearful rate. A telegram received
om Santa Ana Monday night stated
iat the rescue train had returned
tere, being unable to reach Coleman,
ix bodies have been recovered.
mperatnre In Some Places Was Over
One Hundred Degrees.
The oppressive heat of Monday
ostrated twenty persons in NewYork
ity. The temperature was over 100
i the sun from 11 o'clock in the morng
until after 4 o'clock in the after>on,
and thermometers not in the
in registered over 100 in some
ell Known Editor Calls For Ratification
of Bryan's Nomination.
A New York dispatch says: W. R.
earst, president of the National Aseiation
of Democratic Clubs, has
sued an address to the elubs in which
j calls on them to "publicly ratify
ie nomination of William Jennings
ryan for president and Adlai E. Stevison
for vice president, and prepare
i defend the republic.against and coripting
spirit of imperialism." The
Idress arraigns the Republican party
tterly for its attitude toward "im^rialism"
and the trusts and urges
1 Tkfttriotir* p.it.izAna to OrfiTSnize to
eserve the institutions of the rejblic.
hinese Provlnoe Governor Innei a
Proclamation Favoring the Mob.
Secretary Hay has received an united
dispatch from Consul General
oodenow at Shanghai, stating that
le governor of Honan Fshanfi has isied
a proclamation favorable in its
irms to the Boxers.
Honan Fshanfi is the province lying
nmediately northwest of Shanghai
ad between that city and Pekin.
Treasurer Is Jailed.
Charles K Westervelt, secretary and
aeasurer of the Dime Savings Bank
f Newark, N. J., is under arrest,
barged with stealing between $38,000
nd $40,000 from the bank. In default !
f $10,000 bail Westervelt was comaitted
to jail.
Tobacco Factories Burned.
Fire at Winston, N. C., Thursday,
lestroyed a large tobacco factory ownid
by J. E. Shelton and a tobacco facory
owned by N. S. and T. J. Wilson*
Of His Nominati
Roosevelt A
ricKinley Declares That "National
Honor" Must Be Upheld.
Roosevelt Urges Forward
A Canton, O., special says: William
McKinley was officially notified Thurs
clay of bis second nomination Dy xne
Republican party for the highest office
in the civilized world. Grouped about
him were leading men of his party,
while surrounding his Canton home
were friends among whom he has lived
for more than thirty years, together
with vast crowds from the surrounding
towns of his native state. To the eloquent
words of Senator Lodge, the
president responded in a ringing
speech. There was enthusiasm euougb
and to spare and to many of the pointed
utterances of Senator Lodge and
the president there was hearty and
cordial approval shown.
Important features of the speech of
notification by Senator Lodge and the
response by President McKinley were
the references to the Chinese situation.
Tbis caused a great deal of discussion
during the conferences following
the formal speech-making, and
the impression created was that these
utterauces were a notification to the
world that the United States intended
to preserve all its rights in China.
The impressive portions of the president's
speech gathered from the applause,
both from the audience and
the Republican leaders, were his references
to the maintenance of the gold
standard and the financial public
faith, and the preservation of a protective
tariff, the enlargement of our
market and the specially catchy phrase,
"prosperity at home and prestige
abroad." When he asked:
"Shall we go back to the tariff of
four years ago?"
There were shouts of "No, no,"
from every part of the audience.
Another prolonged cheer brought
out was bis reference to our authority
in the Philippines. Everybody followed
the speech with the keenest interest,
and there was a most impressive
shout when he declared that there
should be continued legislative tontrol
over the territory acquired by the
United States, and another outburst
when he said such authority would be
coupled with "liberty and humanity."
His declaration that the United
States bad reclaimed "ten million human
beings from imperialism" was a
decided hit and there were many lequests
for him to repeat the sentence.
This term of the word used so much
by the opposition was one of the features
of the speech.
The president began by saying:
"The message which you bring to
me is one of signal honor. It is also a
summons to duty. A single nomination
to the office of president by a
great party which in thirty-two years
out of forty has been triumphant at
national elections, is a distinction
which I gratefully cherish. To receive
unanimous rt? nomination by the
same party is an expression of regard
and a pledge of continued confidence j
for which it is difficult to make adequate
"If anything exceeds the honor of
the office of president of the United
States it is the responsibility which
attaches to it. Having been invested
with both, I do not undor-praise
either. Ad7 one who has borne the
anxieties and burdens of the presidential
office, especially in time of national
trial, cannot contemplate assuming
it a second time without profoundly
realizing the severe exactions and the
solemn obligations which it imposes
and this feeling is accentuated by the
momentous problems which now press
for settlement
"The credit of the country has been
advanced to the highest place among
all nations. We are refunding our
bonded debt bearing three, four and
five per cent, a lower rate than that of
any other country and already more
than $300,000,000 have been so funded
with a gain to the government of
many millions of dollars. Instead of
16 to 1, for which our opponents contended
four years ago, Igeislation has
been enacted which, while utilizing
all forms of our money, secures one
fixed value for every dollar, and that
the best known to the civilized world.
"Unfortunately the threat of 1806
has jnet been again renewed however
by the allied parties without abatement
or modification. The gold bill
has been denounced and its repeal demanded.
The menace of 16 to 1,
therefore, still hangs over us with all
its dire consequences to credit and
confidence to business and industry.
The enemies of sound currency are
Ball of Fire Descend# Upon a Building
and Demolishes It.
? #11
An aerolite, or meteoric stone, ien i
ont of the heavens Wednesday night
at Bellefontain, Miss., and completely |
wrecked the large store house of
Hodge A Mabrey, and destroyed the
stock of goods contained in it. The
destruction of the building was preceded
by the appearance of a large
ball of fire passing swiftly through the
Papers In the Neely Case Are Awaited
Before Action Is Taken.
The Fiscal of Havana says that
former Director General of Ports E.
G. Rathbone will not be arrested until
all the papers in the Neely case
shall have been received from Washington,
and that the only absolute incriminating
charge certain is that of
the misappropriation of $1,000. He
also says a civil suit for more than
?25,000 will be instituted against
Rath bone's bandsmen. J
:eives notice
on For President,
lso Informed.
rallying tbeir scattered forces. The
people must once more unite and overcome
the advocates of repudiation,and
must not relax their energy until the
battle for public honor and honest
money shall again triumph.
"The Philippines are ours and
American authority must be supreme
throughout the archipelago. There
will be amnesty, broad and liberal,
but no abatement of our rights, no
abandonment of our duty. There must
be no scuttle policy. We will fulfill
in the Philippines the obligations imposed
by the triumphs of our arms and
by the treaty of peace; ly international
law; by th6 nation's sense of
honor; and, more than all, by the
nn/1 nnn/lifinna r?f fllA
FilipiDo people themselves.
"I"can not conclude without congratulating
my countrymen upon the
strong national sentiment which finds
expression in every part of our common
country and the increased respect
with which Americanism is greeted
throughout the world. Permit me to
express, Mr. Chairman, my most sincere
appreciation of the complimentary
terms in which you convey the official
notice of my nomination and my
thanks to the members of the committee
and to the great constituency
j which they represent for this addij
tional evidence of their favor and sup|port."
! When the president closed there
were brief speeches made by Senators
Fairbanks and Hanna, Charles Emoy
Smith and Colonel Parker of Hawaii.
After the speech-making the notification
party went to lunAeon.
Committee Calls Upon Republican Vice
Presidential Nominee at Sagamore.
A special from Oyster Bay, N. Y., ,
^ ^ /n
says: ttovernor .Kooseveit was om- :
cially notified Thursday by a committee
at his home, Sagamore, near Oyster
Bay, of his nomination for the vice
The committee left New York on a
[ special train at 10:30 and made a quick
' run to Oyster Bay, where carriages
were in waiting to convey them to i
Sagamore. ,
It was noon when the party arrived
at its destination. Governor Boosevelt
received them on the wide vine cov
ered porch of Sagamore, and grasped
the hand of each gentleman as he
alighted and then presented each to 1
Mrs. Roosevelt, who stood on the veranda
behind him.
Shortly after 12 o'clock Senator ;
Wolcott called the committee to the ,
porch. There in the cool shade of the ]
awnings and vines he read the formal ,
notification. ;
When Senator Wolcott concluded the i
notification speech Governor Roosevelt
stepped forward. His voice was ,
clear and firm, and as he proceeded ,
there were several interruptions of
applause. He said:
"Mr. Chairman^ I accept the honor
conferred upon me with the keen- j
est and deepest appreciation of what <
H means, and above all of the re- <
sponsibility that goes with it. Everything
that is in my power to be ]
done to secure the re-election of Presi- ]
dent McKinley to whom has been 3
given in this crisis of the nation's his- <
tory the charge to stand for and em- j
body the principles which lie closest 1
to the heart of every American worthy
the name. ]
"This is very much more than a 3
mere party contest. We stand at the 3
parting of the ways and the people
have now to decide whether they shall
go forward along the path of prosperity
and high honor abroad or whether
they will turn back on what has been
done during the past ihree years,
whether they will plunge this country
into an abyss of misery aud disaster
or what is worse, than even misery
and distress, shame.
"I feel that we have a right to appeal
not merely to Republicans, but
to all good citizens, no matter what
may have been their party affiliations
in the past, and to ask them, on the
strength of the record that President
MoKinley has made during the post
three years and on the strength of the
threat implied in what was done in
Kansas City a few days ago, to stand
shoulder to shoulder with us in perpetuating
the conditions under which \
we have reached a degree of prosperity
never before attained in the nation's
history, and under which abroad we
have put the American flag on a level 1
where it never before in the history of 1
the country has been placed. i
"For these reasons I feel we have a 1
right to look forward with confident <
expectations to what the verdict of the <
people will be next November and to 1
ask all men to whom the well being of 1
the country and the honor of the national
name are dear to stand with us
as we fight for prosperity at home and
the honor of the flag abroad."
Refreshments were then served.
I General Bnckner Only Wants a Platform ]
Denouncing Free Silver.
General S. B. Buckner, who was
| General Palmer's running mate on the
j national Democratic (gold) ticket in ,
i 1896, has come out against the nomi- ,
i nation of a ticket this year. General i
Buckner favors adopting a platform ,
and denouncing free silver and not
nominating a ticket, leaving the gold
Democrats free to vote as they choose.
Keporteil Now That Party Wants To Pat
Out Another Ticket.
A committee of gold Democrats has
i issued a call for a meeting in New
York to devise the best method of
placing in nomination a third ticket
for president and vico president upon
a platform "denouncing aud combatting
the fallacious and unconstitutional
creeds of both the old parties." The
called is signed by gold Democrats of
New York,Massachusetts, New Hampshire
and Colorado*
Status of Unique Suit.
The Sinkler-"Wiley case, involving
the constitutionality of the old registration
law of South Carolina, is still
pending in the supreme cot r; of the
United States. When that tribunal
adjourrel several weeks ago, this
case, together with probably a d >zon
t A ?, M M n t i 1 f Ai?m
uiucir?t nciit U> ti uuiii vtiuuu icnu
of the court.
It is interesting to note the condition
of this case, and the mention of it 1
will call to mind the intense interest {
manifested at the commencement of
the litigation, which had for its object 1
the overthrow of the act nnder which
the sy.tem of registration was conducted.
The unique manner in which the 1
constitutionality of tne act was raised
may perhaps have been forgotten by '
many. The plaintiff, a colored voter (
of Charleston, wa* denied the right to
cast a ballot for George Washington <
Murray, who then sought election to '
congress, because he did not present a |
registration ticket. A
snit against the registration officer '
was therenpon instituted, and damages 1
in the sum of $2,500 were claimed.
The complaint simply alleged that the i
plaintiff was a dn'y qualified elector
according to the laws of the United
States, and was, therefore, entitled to
vote for members of congress. It did
not allege that the plaintiff was qualified
nnder the laws of South Carolina,
at d thns failed to recognize the registration
act of the state.
The defendant, by his counsel, the 1
attorney general,interposed a demurrer 1
to the complaint, claiming that the 1
complaint did not state facfs sufficient 1
to constitute a cause of action, in that 1
it failed to allege that the plaintiff was <
a duly registered voter.
The case, it will be recalled, was (
elaborately agned by Attorney Chas <
A. Douglass, who institued the the 1
suit, and Attorney General Barber,
who appeared for the registration offi- J
cers, before Judge Simonton. The
court sustained the demurrer, and dis- ]
missed the suit.
An appeal was taken to the highest
cjnrt in the land. This was in .1893,
and, owing to the large number of
cases on the calendar, was not reached
until the early part of 1899. It vas
argued at this time to the court, eight
j idges being present. The court took [
the case under advisement, and it is
said that the conrt was evenly divided
on the question.
Then the court ordered that the case 1
be reargued orally. The time set for
the argument was in December last. '
Mr. Douglass for the plaintiff, and ;
Mr. Barber, who had been retained by
the state to continue the defense, ap- 1
peared, and the constitutional ques- ]
ions were again fully discussed. The 1
numerous questions propounded to 1
counsel by every member of the bench
led an observer to believe that the
court was considerably divided. The
matter was again submitted, and South '
Caroliniaus do not yet know whether
the law under which registration was
o nducted for years was really a constitutional
one.?News and Courier.
m 1
xviuu iToroa r ur vnwmiiuni
The Chester Lantern, in a recent
issue, gave a portion of its editorial
column to the following kind and encouraging
words for Charleston:
"Charleston has waked up to new
life, and new aspirations are stirring
ber soul. She is not only dispensing 1
royal hospitality, as formerly, to those
who drop in, but she is sending out
and compelling them to come in. She
built a hnge guest chamber, and is not
willing that it should be like some
banquetting hall deserted. She planned
an exposition on a scale that the
most progressive of cities might envy,
and is pushing the project with an
energy that scarcely any of thorn could
excel. It will not be surprising now
if she next lay claim to the trade of
this South Atlantic section.
"We just look for her progressive
men, who are beginning to see what
can be done by united effort, to put
their heads together, devise plans to
turn toward that port the surplus
products of all this section, and load (
np the trains on their Return trips with
the goods we are now shipping from
Richmond, Baltimore, New York, and
ether places. They will, as like as (
not, determine that they will not wait
for this business to accept an invitation
to their towD, but will equip men
vitn sample cases, wbose contents will
challenge comparison with any on the ^
oad, aud furnish them with price lists
that will defy competition. j
Bahr's Badges Discussed.
Beferring to the Bahr campaign
badges, the governor said that the <
cadges were distributed without his
mthorization. He was in no combinaL
_:*U tnnn not rtf mon nnr
L1UJLL HllU ttuj uiau v& ow v* amv-j
lid he expect to be. He is a candilate
for governor on his record and
[lis merits, and has anthortzed no one
to make deals or combinations for him.
Civil Service Examinations.
At a civil service examination held
in Columbia the past week for positions
in the postoffice and for railway
mail service there were seventeen applicants,
two-thirds of them being
negroes. The successful ones will be
put on the eligible list, there being no
Commutations Wanted.
"Governor McSweeney has received
a numerously signed petition for the
commutation of the sentence of Jule
Gibson, who was convicted at the
June term iu Darlington for the murder
of his brother, and senteuced to
be hanged on the 27th of this month.
Solicitor Johnson recommended the
commutation, saying that the brothers
had quarrelled, and while premeditation
was <diown, yet he would have
been sa,;sfiel with a verdict of guilty
with a recommendation to mercy. The
governor has also received an application
for the pardon of Sarah Williams,
convicted of arson. There is considerable
doubt as to her guilt.
Veterans In Rennlnn.
The annual reunion of Camp John
Jenkins,United Confederate Veterans,
named in honorof as knightly a soldier
and as worthy a representative of the
m.?rit and manhood of South Carolina ,
(is over fought for freedom, or illustrate
1 the highest order of patriotism,
was held at Rockville the past week.
rhr?? Separate State Conventions Hold
Forth In City of Lincoln.
The fusion forces of Nebraska, including
the Democratic, Populist and
silver Republican parties began their
state conventions in Lincoln Wednesday
to nominate a fuli state and electoral
William J. Bryan and Charles A.
rowne made brief addresses at the
Populist convention,the latter remaining
over night in Lincoln in order to
do so.
The Populist convention was called
to order by State Chairman Edmiaton
with over 1,200 delegates present.
% i i ni ~ TI J
in ms aaaress sjaairmnu jcjuloibiou
urged that the delegates work in unity
in the interests of the reform forces.
The convention then recessed until
3 p. m.t pending the report of the
Chairman Hall, of the state central
committee, called the Democratic state
convention to order and introduced as
temporary chairman T. J. Doyle, of
Lincoln, who made an address of some
length. His reference to W. J. Bryan
brought ont hearty applause.
The first note of -discord among the
3ilver Republicans in their convention
came when Delegate Ransom offered a
set of resolutions approving the reported
withdrawal of Charles A.Towne
is a candidate for vice president in
favor of Adlai E. Stevenson. Protests
came from all over the hall and the
resolutions were withdrawn.
Mr. Towne, who was present, in a
short speech, practically announced
bis intention to withdraw, but added
that he would take as active a part in
the campaign and work as hard for
the success of the ticket as if he was
\ candidate.
The resolutions as finally adopted iniorse
the Kansas City Silver Republican
platform and recite that in accord ance
with the action taken there the
Silver Republicans of Nebraska pledge
support to William J. Bryan and Adlai
E. Stevenson for president and vice
Illinois'Central Fast Train Held Up and
S10,000 Taken From Express Car.
The Illinois Central fast train from
New Orleans to Chicago was held np
and robbed Wednesday morning at
1:20 o'clock, two miles south of.Wickliffe,
Ky. The train was flagged and
when it stqpped the bandits entered
the cab. The fireman, j. J. Frysch,
was knocked in the head with the butt
of a revolver and badly hart.
The robbers, six in number, cut off
the engine and express c?ur and ran a
mile to Fort Jefferson, near ihe Ohio
river and within sight of the Missouri
3hore. Here they blew the express
Bafe and secured over $10,000.
The robbers overpowered the express
men and made them get off the
train, but did not attempt to molest
others on the train, which carried a
large load of passengers.
Baya He Will Not Rest Until China Is
Brought Upon Her Knees.
Addressing the First Naval division,
a TV* 1 m
prior to its departure irom ruei 101
China, Emperor William paid:
"Yours is the first division of
armored ships which I send ahro&d.
Remember, you will have to fight a
cunning foe, provided with modern
weapons, to avenge the German blood
which has flowed. But spare the wom<3n
and children.
"I shall not rest until I have force4
China upoh her knees and all the
bloody deeds are avenged.
"You will fight together with the
troops of various nationalities. See
that you maintain good comradeship
with them."
Judge Cantrllt Tarns Down Document
Given By Taylor to Powers.
At Georgetown, Ky., Wednesday,
Judge Cantrill overruled the motion
for the continuance in the case of
former Secretary of State Caleb Powers.
Before the matter of selecting a
jury was taken up, Powers' attorney
filed the pardon issued to him by exGovernor
Taylor, and offered it as a
plea to bar. The plea was overruled,
the judge saying:
"The highest courts in this state
and in the United States have decided
that Taylor was not governor on March
10th, when the pardon was issued. It
is therefore void."
Washington Officials Believe That Chinese
Government Will Make Amends.
The decree issued by China's privy
jouncil explaining the cause of hostilities
in the empire and disclaiming responsibility
of the government therefor,
gave great satisfaction in Washington,
as it showed that, assuming
that there was some foundations for
the firtt reports that the imperial govjrnment
had encouraged the boxers
ind even participated in the attacks
apon the legations, an effort is abont
to be made to retrieve that mistake.
St. Louis Car Men Propose to Establish
"Bus" Lines All Over the City.
Two thousand solicitors, engaged
by the trades and labor unions of St.
Lonis to canvass the city and collect
contributions for the striking street
railroad men's "bus" lines, began work
Friday. They will also endeavor to
ascertain what proportion of the population
is in favor of trades and labor
u .lions.
Troubles In China Affect the South In
Export Bu?lnesi.
The situation in China is reflected
in the export trade in American
"brown goods," or cotton manufactures,
such as sheetings, drills, flannels
and jeans, sent to Shanghai to be
distributed to the ports of the Manchuria
district. Practically, this trade,
which means about $10,000,000 annually
to southern cotton mills, is *at a
Murder of Foreig
Officially 1
A List of Foreign Ministers and
Attaches of Legations In Pekin
Who Were Victims of the
Fanatical Boxers.
An official telegram was received at
Shanghai Sunday night from the governor
of Shan Tnng stating that a
breach was made in the wall of the
British legation at Pekin after a gallant
I defense and when all the ammunition
had given out. All foreigners were
The Shanghai correspondent of the
London Daily Express, on the alleged
authority of couriers who brought the
story, gives a very sensational aocount.
He says:
"Maddened with hunger, after having
been without food for many days,
the members of the legations and the
guards made a sortie on the night of
Jnne 30th and killed 200 Chinese in
an unexpected attack. General Tung
Fuh Siang, enraged over the loss of
so many men, brought up heavy guns
and Prince Tuan gave the order that
every foreigner must be destroyed.
His words were:
"Destroy every foreign vestige and
make China a sealed book to all western
The fallowing is a list of the foreign
ministers and attaches of the legations
at Pekin:
United States?Edwin H. Conger,
Minister; H. G. Sqaiers, Secretary of
Legation; W. E. ?a in bridge, Second
Secretary; F. D. Cheshire, Interpreter;
Mrs. M. S. Woodward and Miss lone
Woodward, of Chicago, guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Conger.
Great Britain?Sir Claude M. Macdonald,
Minister; H. G. O. Bax Ironside,
First Secretary of Legation; H.
G. N. Dering, Second Secretary; H.
Cockbnrn, Chinese Secretary; Clive
Bigham, Honorary Attache; G. F.
Brown, Military Attache; Lieutenant
Colonel Dr. Bushel.
flormunt?Bikrnn Von Ifftttfller.Mill
ister; Dr. Yon Prittwitz and Dr. Von
Gaffron, Secretaries of Legation; Baron
Yon Der Goltz, Secretary and Interpreter;
H. Corses, Second Interpreter;
O. Felsenau, Chancellor.
Russia?M. De Giers, minister; B.
KroupeoRki, First Secretary of Legation,
B. Evreinow, Second Secretary;
P. Ponow, First Interpreter; N. Kolessow,
Second Interpreter.
France?S. Pichon, Minister; M.
D'Anthoard, First Secretary; H. Leduc,
First Interpreter; M. Vidal, Military
Japan?Baron Nishi, Minister; Ishii
Kikonjiro, First Secretary.
Spain?B. J. De Cologan, Minister.
Italy?Marquis Salvago, Minister.
Anstro-Hnngary? Baron Czikann
Von Wahlborn, Minister; Dr. A. Von
Rosthorn, Secretary'of Legation.
Belgium?Baron De Vinck, Minister.
Portugal?F. A. Galhardo, Minister.
The European governments have
received from their respective representative
at Shanghai a dispatch from
the governor of Shan Tung, dated
July 7th, reporting that the European
troops made a sortie from Pfckin and
killed 200 of General Tung Fuh
Siang's forces and that the boxers
were mounting guns to make a breach
in the defenses.
Under date of July 12th the governor
of Shang Tung wired as follows:
"Native soldiers and boxers have
been attacking the legations for some
hours, but have not yet effected an entrance.
They are now all bombarding
with cannon to make a breach for a
heavy onslaught I fear that all the
ministers, and the government as
" ? 'Ionrtf-r TVla Cfnv
wan, BIO 1U (JI tow uaugw..
ernment is intensely anxious."
Finally came the news from Shanghai
that a breach had been made and
Shoots Two Men Who Had Followed Him
Into s Dnif Store.
Herman Baude, an employee of the
Union Ice Company, was shot and
mortally wounded by William E. Herman,
a motorman for the St. Louis
Transit Company, in a drug store in
that city Saturday.
Charles Young, a striking street
railway man. was also shot by Herman,
but not seriously wounded.
Herman bad entered the drug store to
make some purchases. William Gray,
a striker, stepped into the place and
told the druggist not to sell Herman
anything, as be was a "scab."
When War .Ends 10.000 Burghers Will
Emigrate to United States.
Advices from Cape Town state that
when the war in South Africa is over
10,000 Boers, chiefly naturalized citizens
of the Transvaal, will emigrate to
the United States. Irish-Americans
are arranging the preliminaries for
the movement. The latest Machadodorp
advices eay that President Kruger
will refuse to surrender until his
supplies are exhausted.
savannah mourns fob davis.
Young Captain Kill? I at Tien Tain Was
Roared In the Foreat City.
Captain Anstin R. Davis, of the
landing party at Tien Tsin, who was
killed on Friday, was appointed to
Annapolis from Savannah, Ga., in 1892
hy Congressman Rufus E. Lester. He
was thf son of Rev. L. B. Davis, now
of Atlanta. He was attached to the
battleship Oregon when it made its
record-breaking trip into Cuban waters
from the Pacific coast, and at the
time he was killed was a captain in the
- ' v >
fners In Pekin Is
Announced. |
the foreigners killed. All the data!'
probably refer to a much easlier period,
but the presumption is that the successive
dispatches give an ontline of^
what has happened. The Europeans
having reached thg end of their re- _ ,
sources, made a desperate sortie and
then bravely met their fate. The dotails
of the horrible story will probably
never be known.
Admiral Selymour's dispatchs give M
the latest news regarding the situation '%
at Tien Tsin. Telegrams to the Associated
Press show that the operations
on Jnly 11th were a brilliant success.
The Japanese cavalry and a mobile .
monnted battery did splendid work. \\
It was unfortunate that the allies did
not nave more cavalry 10 parse we *g
flying enemy. Four hundred Chinese
were killed and six guns captured. At
noon the settlements were again .viciously
shelled from the native city and <
the hospitals and other buildings were i
repeatedly hit The moral effect of
the successes of the allied forces upon
the Chinese is believed to be very :
A dispatch to The Chicago Beocvd -||
from St. Petersburg, Jnly 11, via
Paris, July 14, says: The czar baa . M
received with great emotion the dreedful
details of the catastrophe at Pekin. Tears
coursed dpwn his majesty's .
cheeks as he read ilie cablegram from
Admiral Alexieff, at Port Arthur, confirming
the horrible details of tbs
assassination of M. DeGiers, which
merely confirms rumors that had.aK>s||
ready reached Russia^
The admiral declares that thaBussian
envoy was dragged through the
streets by the Boxers, insulted, beaten
and tortured, and even thrown into a ^
great kettle and boiled to death. Then ;
the remains were thrown to the dogs. - .
While M. DeGiers was being disposed/
of, the fanatical mob danced around rthe
Mme. DeGiers, Admiral AlexiefTi
advices declare, sunerea a lace worse j
than death and was beaten and tor* 1
tared with sharp sticks until life was* ' |f
extinct. *
The legation officials are said to
have been tortnred fiendishly until
death ended their sufferings. M. De v ^
Giers and his legation Officials resisted ;;
desperately and his brave body gnard ^
killed many of the attacking mob. In
the midst of his tortnres the envoy is - |
said to have heroically proclaimed his
faith in Christianity, encouraged by 'M
the wife who so soon shared his marThe
announcement of this intelli- g|j
gence to the relatives of the Bussian
martyrs in China was accompanied by
heartrending scenes.
Cablegram From Shengat Shangbai
Is Brief and Is Couched In ^
Seemingly Evasive Terms.
Such news as reached Washington^
Sunday from China was distinollj^
bad. It consisted of a cablegram krjl
Minister Wu, from Sheng, the impo- w
rial director of posts and telegraph* at
Shanghai, and, according to the mia? |
ister, was in reply to the urgent mes- i
sage he himself had sent Saturday io'\?
that official asking him to try to secure
some news from the Chinese capital. . ' >
This cablegram Mr. Wu regarded as
of sufficient importance to carry in
person to Secretary Hay, who was <|gj
wftitinff at his home for nows. Thit'.!
message as resolved from the cipher rSl
was as follows: *
"Pekin news of July 7th says that *2
General Tuan Fuh Siang, in disobedience
of imperial orders, was about to
use guns. Legations and the govern*
ment will be in peril."
There still remains a suspicion that*
while Mr. Wu is undoubtedly acting
with sincerity, Sheng, who is repra?J||
sented to be a clever and*adroit man,'
may know more of the actual happenings
at Pekin that he is willing to r*? . Q
| veal at once.
Floating Dry Dock Will Be Bought FroaS ' vSp
. Spain and Towed to Florida City.
Negotiations are now going on be- - |
tween the Unitod States and Spain for |
the purchase of the fine sleel dry dock
at Havana, now the property of Spain.
The price to be paid is $259,000, and
after its purchase it will be towed an#
stationed at Penaacola navy yard.
San Juan and Key West were considered
besides Penaacola, but after
the snccessful test of the coaling facflties
by the north Atlantio squadron a ~
few months back, the department de- '
cided to to have the new dock stationed
at Pensacola.
He Doesn't See Why Extra Session cP, %
n Ta VnrAUnrr.
Senator Hanna, on being asked if he-||p|
thought an extra session of congress /f|P
would be called on account of the
Chinese situation, said that while he: ?||?
did not know what action might be
taken by the president, he did not believe
personally that such a call would
be issued. Mr. Hanna added that late
developments might, of course^ make '
such a step necessary. ' "
St. Loafs Transit Company Files Report ef ^
Business Done the Fast Quarter. ' ^^3
Monday the St. Louis Transit Com- : ^
pany filed in the city register's office
its returns of trips and passengers fur
the quarter ending June 30th last,
showing the decrease in the company's j||
business caused by the strike. Durii?<r
*Ha first three months of this year .2
before the strike began tho transit *-,
and for the three months ending Jnn4. 30th,
carried only 13,783,621 passes

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