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The Bamberg Herald. i ? r '' r^v ' _ ' "* ESTABLISHED mi. . BAMBERG. S. C.. THURSDAY, AUGUST 2. 1900. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. -g MORE DEAD IN Negro Desperadc Total of Ele HE IS FINALLY RIDDLED. Discovered In Hiding and Building Set on Fire?In the Meantime Fearful Execution Was Wrought by Winchester. A .New Orleans special says: \>uii tlie advent of the citizens' police force Thursday night the threatened race war came to an end, the turbulent element yielded and peace and order were restored. Friday morning the better class of the negroes resumed their avocations free from molestation, and the restoration of order promised to be permanent. The early hours of the afternoon, however, wrought a woful change in the situation. The desperate negro, Robert Charles, whose crimes caused the terrible events of the past two days, was located in a negro's dwelling on Saratoga street and in effecting his capture the lives of four more white men?two police officers and two citizens?were sacrificed. | Charles' resistance cost him his life and with him was killed a negro companion who had aided him in his war on the whites and his defiance of the authorities. The fresh violence revived the turbulence of the unruly element and added strength to their forces. The citizens' police force has been increased to over 1,000. All companies of the state militia are under arms and are guarding the prison and other important points. The general belief is that the force in hand will be ample to suppress the lawless element BATTLE LASTED SEVERAL HOURS. It was after a most desperate battle, lasting for several hours, and in which Charles succeeded in killing Sergeant Gabriel, Porteous, Andy Van Kurem, keej>er of the police jail, and Alfred J. | Bloomfield, a young boy; fatally j wounding Corporal John F. Lally, John Banville, ex-Policeman Frank H. Evans, A. S. LeClerc, one of the leading confectioners of the city, and more or less seriously wounding several citizens, that the desperado who killed Captain Day and Patrolman Lamb and badly wounded Officer Mora, was 6moked out of his hiding place in the heart of the residence section of the city and literally shot to pieces. The tragedy was one of the most remarkable in the history of the city, and 20,000 people, soldiers, policemen and citizens were gathered around the square in which Charles was finally put to death. Tremendous excitement reigned in New Orleans as the battle went on between the police and citizens aud the negro with his Winchester. After the tragedy was over and Charles was dragged from the mnd and slnsh iu which he had fallen, with the mob howling for the burning of his body, statements were made that the man killed was not reaily the desperado who had killed Day and Lamb, but papers found on his person and the fact that he fought so desperately for his life aud shot so accurately seem to leave little doubt that the right man was put to death. Sergeant Gabe Porteous, one of the best known officers on the force, and Sergeant John F. Lally, who has a fine record for bravery, were informed daring the day by a negro that Charles was in hiding iu a house on Clio, near Saratoga street. Determining to take him alive if possible, the officers summoned a number of patrolmen to their assistance and went to the honse where Charles was supposed to be in concealment. The negro informant of the policemen accompanied the officers. They entered the side alley of the house and were surprised in practically the same way as were Day and Lamb. Before the officers were aware of their danger, Charles, who was bidden behind a screen on the second floor of the building* raised his Winchester and began a furious but accurate fire. Lally fell with a bullet in the right side of the abdomen. Porteous was 1 shot through the head and dropped dead across Lally. The other officers and the negro fled the scene. The reports of Charles' Winchester and the fact that two officers lay bleeding in the yard, raised tremendous excitement. Hurry calls were sent to the mayor, the chief of police and Colonel Wood, in command of the special police, and as fast as possible armed help was rushed to the scene. In a little while there was an immense armed crowd encircling the square in which Charles was located. In the meantime a priest was summoned to administer extreme unction to the police officers, who were lying in the alley. The priest responded promptly and he was anointiug the body of Proteous with Alfred J. Bloomfield, a young boy,standing by his side, when Charles A SEW ORGANIZATION Launched In Atlanta by Prominent Business Houses of the City. Atlanta has a new business men's organization. It was organized Friday at noon in the rooms of the Atlauta Business Men's League. The new organization has on its membership list ? - ' ? >1 ? the names 01 nearly an me pruunuoui business bouses in the city. It will be known as the Atlanta Merchants and Manufacturers' Association. GEORGIANS ITCHING TO FIGflT. Cavalry Regiment for Service In China Is Latest Sngguestion. The Inspector General of Georgia, W. G. Obear, has received several letters recently from military men in different parts of the state, asking that he organize a cavalry regiment for service in China, and tender it to the United States government. The idea is to organize a regimeDt something on the order of the rongh. riders which played a prominent part ia ths Santiago campaign, P / NEW ORLEANS ), Charles, Claims ven Victims. again appeared at the window. The lad saw him at once and begged the desperado not to shoot him. Charles immediately fired his Winchester again and Bloomfield fell dead. The priest, unhurt, left the scene. At this time the ambulance arrived and two citizens volunteered to go iuto the alleyway and bring out the body of Lally. They entered, and whiie they were attempting to take the body of the dead officar from that of his colleague, Charles fired again. The citizens, nevertheless, got Lally's body out of the alley and afterward | succeeded in taking Porteous* body I out also. In the meantime an immense throng had gathered in the viciuity, and schemes were set on foot to get Charles out of the building. Charles, bowever, did not propose to be captured without soiling his life dearly. Time after time he came to the window and as citizens, one by one, entered the alley, he blazed away at them. In this manner a number of peoplo were wounded. At this time the extra police began to fire indiscriminately at the negro, and Andy Van Kurem, keeper of the police jail, got a bullet in the body and fell dead. Immediately afterward H. H. Bratt, an old man, was hit and mortally wounded. Ultimately it waa concluded by those who were handling the situation that the only way to get Charles at all was to burn the building in which he was entrenched-. It was determined that the firo department should be called out, in order to protect surrounding property, in case it should be resolved to burn the building. At the moment of apparent indecision some one went to a neighboring grocery, purchased a can of oil aud, pouring it over the rear steps of the % * * _ i .L .1 Dunaing, appuea a maicn ana soon had the building in flames. So fiercely did the fire burn that it became evident that no hnman being could live in the building and picked men from the police, special squads, members of the soldiery stationed themselves about the building to pick off the desperado, as he attempted to I leave the house. A young soldier named Adolph Anderson, a member of the state militia, was one of the first to see Charles as he ran down the steps leading to the second story. Charles ran aoross the yard and entered the second room. He fired several times at Anderson and the latter who was armed with Winchester rifle, shot the negro in the breast and he fell and died soon after. As soon as the negro fell,numbers of people armed with Winchesters and revolvers rashed in and fired into the bedy. Shortly after the body of Charles had been taken from the scene a report spread that there were still some negroes in the burning building. The square was again quickly surrounded and a special squad made its way into tlio building. In a room which the fire had not yet reached three negroes were found dressed in female attire. They were hustled out and immediately sent to prison in a patrol wagon. Subsequently a fourth negro was discovered in the building. Ho made a desperate resistance and while in the - * 11 * - j t lianas 01 me ponce was joneu uy a shot fired from a pistol in the hands of one of the disorderly mob that had congregated in the vicinity. A list of casualties up to Friday night was as follows: August Thomas, negro laborer. Baptiste Filean, negro, aged 75 years. Lewis Taylor, negro laborer. Gabriel Porteous, white, sergeant of police. John F. Fally, white, corporal of police. A. Van Kurem, white, workhouse keeper. Alfred J. Bloomfield, white. John T. Day, police captain. Peter J. Lamb, policeman. Robert Charles,author of the trouble. Anna Mabry, negro woman. Unknown negro, companion of Charles. The list of wounded, so far as known, is twenty-eight, the majority i being negroes. NATIONAL tiUAKII FUND. Georgia's Pro IJata Share of Appropriation Will Be 822,000. Governor Candler has been notified by the war department that Georgia's prorata share of the increased appropriation to the national guard will be $22,000. This amount is fully $7,000 below what was expected under the act of congress which gives almost twice as much to state troops as duriug any former year. The governor has beeu informed that the reason the entire appropriation has not been divided out is because the war department thought best to reserve $200,000 to be used at another time. 1 - ? MOUNT WATCHES TRIAL. It Will Determine Hti Action as Regard! the Taylor Requisition. Governor Mount of Indiana says he is studying the Powers trial at Georgetown, Ky., closely and that while he absolutely declines to say what action he might take on the requisition for W. S. Taylor and Charles Finley in case Powers W3S convicted, he states that his decisiou on the question is not irrevocable. DASHING YOUNG HUBBY. Lady Randolph Churchill Weds Lieutenant Corn wallU-West. At London Saturday Lady Randojpl Churchill (nee Jerome) was married t( j Lieutenant George Cornwallis-West a J St. Paul's church, Knights Bridge j The church was thronged with hand j somely dressed women. There was n< restriction upon the number admittei 1 to the church to witness the ceremouy ( except the capacity of the church, bu only relatives and intimate frieudi were bidden to the subsequent wedding breakfast, aud no reception was held PEACE IN NEW ORLEANS, j Major Takes Charge of Affairs With His Special Force and Works Wonders. Peace and order reigus in New Orleans, only one disturbance being reported throughout Saturday. This was an old negro woman beiug pelted ( by a gang of boys for making iuceu- J diary speeches. The courage and con- j fidenco of the negroes has been restored. The result was brought about by two causes?the vigorous and energetic action of Mayor Capdeville and the killing of the negro desperado, Robert Charles, who caused all the trouble. The mayor increased the number of his special police to 1,500. This was composed almcst entirely of the very Koct alamanta 111 fV?o /?itx* mflnts. bankers, business men of all kinds. The special police, with the militia, furnished a force of 3,000 men, all armed with rifles and so distributed in squads and companies throughout the city as to prevent any forming of mobs or rioting. The barrooms were required to close at 2 p. m. Saturday and remain closed uuiil Monday. No liquor was 6old Sunday for the first time in maDy days. The killing of Charles had a marked eff?ct iu restoring quiet. Had he escaped the riots and attacks on the negroes could have been prevented only with difficulty, even by a largo force of military. With a record of having killed eight white men in four days, a hater of the white race and preaching the doctrine of resistance to the alleged oppression by the whites, Chailes would have been indeed dangerous to the peace and order of the community and would have instigated and stirred up race troubles. He was of a roving disposition, had been a railroad hand, waiter, newspaper carrier, immigration agent, etc., and always a hater of the whites. The police find that he bad three or more rooms in the city; that he was au active proselyter among the negroes, rndeavorinc to nersnade them to cro to Liberia to escape white oppression. In all of his rooms were found incendiary literature, books and pamphlets ou the negro question, all taking a radical pro-African view of the question. In the Saratoga street house he had a large quantity of lead for the manufacture of bullets. The police hare entered charges against all the negroes in the Jackson house as accessories to the murder of Officers Porteous and Lally. These include Silas Jackson, who rented the house aud subleased rooms to the other negroes; Martha Jackson, his wife, who hid Cbarle3 in the closet of the house; George Ford, who was found wounded under a bed; John Willis, who was found masquerading in woman's clothing, and John Madison, who was found between two mattresses. . The police believe that some of the other negroes took part in the defense of the house against the attacking party and say that one man could not have fired all the shots. This story, however, received little credence, for all the dead and wounded show that they were shot by Charles's Winchester. He fired about fifty shots, killing four, fatally wounding two, seriously wounding seven and slightly wounding about twelve?more than half his shots taking effect, while others whizzed by the heads of the attacking party?wonderful marksmanship for a man with two severe wounds. The grand jury will thoroughly investigate the riots. The negroes take the burning of the Thorny Lafon school very hard. It was set fire to by the mob on the ground that th^ negroes bad guns and ammunition stored in it. There was no insurance on it, but the school will probably be rebuilt The city will have to make good the loss. It will also have to pay for stores K*nton in and rnhVlftrl hv til ft ITinh. and for tho buildings destrcyed or injured in burning Charles out of his citadel. On the other hand, the suppression of the riots and the restoration of order will cost it nothing, a3 the special police are giving their services free and the arms and ammunition are furnished free by the dealers. The (ieronimo Story Denied. A special has been received at Fort Worth, Texas, denying that Geronimo, the noted Apache prisoner, has gone stark mad. He is not imprisoned, but is living with his squaw on the Fort Sill reservation. CABLE FK0.1l CHAFFEE Annonnning His Quick Arrival on July 28tl>, at Taku, China. The war department has received the following cablegram from Major General Chaffee: "Che Foo, Jnlv 29.?"Adjutant General, Washington: "Left Nagasaki daybreak July 26. Arrived Taku at 1, night of July 28. "Chaffee, Major General. India Requests a Loan. Consul Fee, at Bombay, has advised tho state department at Washington that the government of India desires to contract a 3i per cent loan to the amount of $10,000,000. Tien Tsin Forts Repaired. i The damaged forts and barracks at Tien Tsin are being rapidly repaired, i The Chinese troops occupy three camps well situated to oppose the ad vanco of the allies to Pekiu. Cable Service Is Restored, The cable companies at New York send out the following notice: "We are advised that communication between Shanghai and Che Foo is re .tored." KOA1) MAY FIGHT. The S. F. & W. Make* Tax Returns Which Were Not Acceprable. * It is expected that the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway will - make a fight on the tax assessment 5 made by Comptroller General Wright, ' of Georgia, several days ago, as noth' ing has been beard from the officials | concerning tho assessment, since they were notified some 15 days ago. ? The returns were made by the road 1 some time ago and were opt satisfactory to 0oi$8el Wfigbt, I SOUTH CAROLINA \ $ STATE NEWS ITEMS. j| f\WMrslfMrs?CNJCMfS>? Bright 1'ronprct#. The prospects for a very large attendance at the South Carolina College for the coming session aro con-, sidered excellent. Indeed the largest attendance of reeeut years is expected. ** + Working: Satisfactorily. Columbia's new telephone service is working very satisfactorily. The company is putting in its instruments as < fast as the work can be done. Magistrate Biggs Resigns. Magistrate L. C. Xliggs, of Ridgeville, Dorchester county, has seut the governor his resignation, to take effect on September 1. The couuty is to have a primary election for the office, and this is understood to be the reason for Mr. Riggs' resignation. * * Primary Near at Hnn<l. A s the first primary is approaching f>?o rapidly it is well to call attention to the fact that every voter should see that his name is on some club roll. In order to vote in the primary it is necessary for the voter to have his name on some club roll at lest five days before the election. The secretaries of the several clubs usually keep the lists and names should be handed to them at once. General Hampton Robbed. ' One night recently a burglar visited ' the home of General Wade Hampton, 1 pried open the window of the general's ' bedroom and, reaching inside,took the general's trousers from a chair. He [ then appropriated $10.00 that was in 1 one of the pockets and left without 1 waking the aged soldier. The police are at work on the case and believe ' they are on the track of the thief. 1 % I May Take Part In Tourney. , The Columbia firemen are now considering whether or not to attend and . participate in the big firemen's tour- , nament to be held in Richmond, Va., , in the latter part of September. It is J . /n ? i ? :n i not unlikely tnat L/Oiumoia win nave , several first-class teams in this tourna- : inent. The local truck company,-which , for years was invincible, with its hand , truck is now contemplating the pur- j cbaso of a racing horse machine to be | used in contests. The company finds its regular service machine entirely ,| tco heavy for competitive purposes. j Unusual Requisition Case. | An Atlanta, Ga., dispatch says: For ; the first time in many years Governor Candler has issued a requisition for a men charged with enticing away the labor of another. ' The requisition was made on the ' governor of South Carolina for James 1 Jones, who was indicted in Elbert I county for enticing the laborer of R. [ A. Hutchins to leave him and go to j South Carolina. Hutchins bad a nuni- 1 ber of negroes employed under con- ' tract to work for him a year, and sev-- ' eral weeks ago Jones, by offering them 1 higher wages induced them to go into J South Carolina, so it is said. It is seldom that a man is arrested ' on the charge of enticing away the labor of another as it is a lare occnr- 1 rence in Georgia. Many negroes in J the 6tat? have but little conception of J the valne of a contract and it is not a very hard matter to get them to break it. Jones knew this and it is claimed secured a number of hands from Hutchins. He was indicted by the grand jury and will be prosecuted by Hutchins, who is a prominent citizen of Elbert county. Tillman to the Church Folk. Senator Tillman has taken a band in the state campaign and and stirred up the church people considerably by his stand against Colouel James A. Hoyt, the prohibition leader. Some days ago, speaking at Beunettaville, the Senator charged that there was an "unholy alliance of preachers and barkeepers, led by Colonel Hoyt," and this has caused a commotion from the mountains to the sea. Iu answer to a letter from Dr. J. O. Wilson, editor of the Southern ' kristian Advocate, the senator writes: "Trextox, S. C., July 23.?Rev. J. O. Wilson, Columbia, ti. C.?DearS'r: I have your letter of July 22d, asking if my speech at Bennettsville was correctly reported. I do not recollect the exact words I used at Bennettsville, but they are in effect true as quoted; and inasmuch as the district conference of the Methodist church, under the leadership of Bishop Duncan, has taken the matter up, and ike bishop is reported.to have 'nailed'my utterance 'as a lie,' while the report of the committee on temperance 'denounced any insinuation that the efforts of the Christian ministers and other citizens to rid the state of this gigantic, evil is a sought or voluntary combination with the saloon element as a base slander that is itself an attempt to strengthen the power of this most damnable iniquity,' I will take the occasion offered by. your inquiry to make an announcement over my own signature of what I said and meant at Benimtfsvillp Of course, the report gave only tbe barest outlines. "I have no quarrel with the ministers of any church or denomination and have no purpose to give offense to any of them. I have always borne testimony to the high character and purity of purpose characterizing the ministry, but I believe they are wrong in fighting the dispensary law as they I do, and I claim tbe right to say so, acknowledging at the same time their riclit to freedom of speech and freedom of political action on this and every other subject-. I mentioned the attitude of the ministers incidentally as an illustration of the anomalous political situation. The ministers attack the dispensary because it does not go far enough, and the high license people and the blind tigers, whom. I designated as the 'old barkeepers,' attack the dispensary because it goes too far. They are Ihns found fighting side l?y side in the campaign. "There is only one candidate in the field for governor opposed to the dispensary, ColoLel Hoyt, ?ud all gf thofc? i elements are allied in his support, and he proof is that Charleston, in the ost gubernatorial election, voted for Vr. Feathei stone and prohil ition, when it is notorious that ihe vlii key t lenient in that city is predominant ;<nd that the dispensary law is not enoreed, mainly by reason of the lax morals of the graud jurors who have tailed to discharge their duty under i heir oaths. Colonel Hoyt last winter in his paper, The Momitaiueer, urged icalition between the high liceuse ; eople and the Prohibitionists in the general assembly in order to repeal tho dispensary law. Colonel Hoyt ceeks the governor's office and, of course, wants votes. I am opposed to his election on these grounds, and failed attention to the elements supporting him. "There may be no open 'alliance,' and technically I may have been in error in asserting it, t.nt I think it permissible to d clare all the supporters of any one candidate 'allies,' und if the Methodist ministers who have accused me cf 'slander' will show that they do not intend to work to the same end as the barkeepers for the Dverthrow of the dispeusarv, I will then consider the propriety of an ipology. Until such proof is given I 3hall stand by my guns. If the Methoiist bishop ckobses to call me a liar, ind the church tempeianee committee feels constrained to denounce my opinion of existingconditionsas 'slanler,' the people of South Carolina will judge between us. If they.can stand it, I can. I long ago learned-/ "Evil is wrought from want of thought, As well as want of heart,' "When good men tind themselves ;n bad company, they nsnally panseto ?onsider how they got there, and vhether they are Dot in fault to some jxtent. "There is no concealment about it, ind the editor of The State, who is the spokesman of the license element, has mnonnoed his position clearly and " x- ?/ )penly. The denial by the preachers ;hat the combination is 'sought' cuts 30 figure. It exists, and that is all I isserted, and to my mind it is 'uniolv' and must make every good man 'eel uncomfortable. "If the dispensary is overthrown ivery practical man knows that saloons vill be re-established in less than five rears. I would deplore such a result is a great loss to society, and know nany preachers are of the same opinon. I shall yet hope to see all good men of all classes united to make the lispensary the success it can become. [ believe prohibition is a Trojan htrse L>y which the saloons seek to. again jnter the state. The whisky men beieve the same thing. I am against ;he saloons and all of their friends, vhether they be good men who are idind fanatics, or scheming politicians, fours truly, B. R. Tillman." In an editorial The Advocate says: "It needs not many words to characterize this matter. Senator Tillman's etter does not modify his charge. Inleed, he explains it and actually argues to sustain his baseless statement, ind so adds to the insult. Whereupon t is our duty to say that his statement is an inexcusable outrage?the greater Decause made by a man whose position lemands particular regard for truth ind at least ordinary respect forteprt:able people. His high opinion of re.igious people 'cuts no figure' when [hey differ with him! Then they are 'blind, fanatics, etc., etc.' He seems to think he carries all the wisdom of Dur commonwealth, and to diffei with him is folly. His entire course in this affair deserves rebuke by all religious people. His abu?e of good men will not help his pet monstrosity, the dispensary. That shame to our state and damage to onr citizens will go. And bar rooms will not comeback, either." GROWTH OF THK SOUTH. Many New Industries Established During the Past Week. Among the more important of the new industries reported during the past week aro a $10,000 basket and crate factory in the Fort Valley, Ga., fruit district; a broom factory in middle Georgia; a cigar factory in Florida; coal mines in Arkansas and West Virginia; electric light and power plants in Georgia, Kentucky and Texas; a Palmetto fiber factory at Gainesville, Fla.; a flouring mill and grain elevator at Clarksburg, W. Va.; hardware and snpply companies in Georgia and Texas; a $50,000 harness and saddlery works at Dallas, Texas; an ice factory in Virginia; an irrigation company in Texas; a knitting mill in North Carolina; lumber mills in Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee; a $600,000 mining and developing company in Arkausas; a $50,000 novelty works at Wheeling, W. Va.; natural gas and oil compauies in the eastern Kentucky and West Virginia fields; an elevator manufacturing company in Tennessee; a 810,000 shirt factory in ' ^1 - ? fiAAti f ? ?rtf in iitlUliltt) VJA* ) a oua^f iaviv^ j iu ??i?? tacky; telephone companies in the CaroliDas aud Texas; a tobacco factory in Kentucky.?Tradesman (Chattanooga, Tenn.) CHINESE EXTRAPTEH. Americans and British Slaughter One Thousand of the Orientals. Tcen Tsin, July 22, via Shanghai, July 30.?(Copyright, 1900, by the Associated Press)?The latest advices from Pekin under date of July loth, say that the legations are holding out. The Chinese attacked the legations on the night of July 10th, but -were led into a trap by the Americans aud British and 1,000 of them were killed. Afterwards they continued bombarding the legations more freely. Among the Chinese killed was General Ma. The legations were subsequently attacked with constantly increasing fury. M'KIXLEY CABLES CONDOLENCE. Offeia Sympathy of American People on Death of King Humbert. The following message of condolence npon the death of King Humbert has been sent from this country to Italy. "Department of State, Washington, July 30?His Majesty, Yittorio Emanuelu, Rome?In my name and on behalf of the American people, I offer your majesty and the Italian nation sincere condolences in this hour of deep bereavement. "WlLLiAS JfQKZKU*." MANY BOERS CAPITULATED Vanquished After An Alt-Day Fight With the British. FIVE THOUSAND ARE PRISONERS Pleaded For Conditions But Were Refused?Hunter Accords Them Courteous Treatment. Tbe following official telegram was received in London Monday from Lord Roberts, dateil Pretoria, July 29th: "On Jnly2Gth McDonald fought a rear guard action with the enemy from ear!} morning until dark, nine miles outside of Nanuwpoort, in the Bethlehem hills, resulting in his effectually blocking Nanuwpoort Nek to the Boer wagons. "Hunter reports that the enemy twice checked his advance by holding strong position on two neks, one of which was taken before dark by the Scots, the Royal Irish, the Wiltshire and the Leiuster regiments. Our casualties were only five or six. The second nek was taken during the night by the Scots and guards without opposition, the enemy retiring closely to Nannpeort. "Prisoners taken state that 1,200 burghers would surrender if guaranteed that they would be treated as prisoners of war and not as rebels. To this I had assented. As a result of these operations Prinsloo, commanding the Boers, asked under a flag of truce this morning a four days' armistice for peace negotiations. "Huuter replied the only terms he could accept were unconditional surrender, and until these were complied with hostilities could not cease. I expresied my'approval and told Hnnter on no account to enter into negotiations. "As I am writing a telegram has come from Hnnter saying that Prinsloo had written a second letter expressing willingness to haal over himself and his men, rifles, ammunition and other lirearras npon condition that the horses, saddles, bridles and other possessions of the burghers be guaranteed to them and they are free to return to their homes. "I have replied that the surrender must be absolutely unconditional, that all rifles, ammunition, horses and other possessions must be given up and that the burghera will be considered prisoners of war. I added that Prinsloo's overtures will not be allowed in any way to interfere with Hunter's operations, which must be continued until the enemy is defeated or has snrrended." A later dispatch from General Roberts dated July 29th confirms the surrender of Prinsloo, with 5,000 Boers. HUNTER ACCEPTS SURRENDER. Genoral Hunter, having received a written unconditional surrender of all the Boers in Caledon valley, attended to accept the surrender. General Prinsloo, lately elected to the chief command, arrived and tried to repudiate the unconditional surrender. ^ 1 tt x l u Itenerai numer, uowever, reiujieu auj concessions, except to allow the Boers to keep one riding horse. About 11 o'clock the troops were drawn up in two long lines on the hills and over the valley, and the Boers rode in between, throwing down their rifles, together with a motley collection of clothing, blankets and gear, such as was fonnd in General Cronje's laager. The Ficksburg command was lirst to lay down arms, consisting of about 550 men. Then came the Ladybrnnd commando with abont 450. Two cannons and fifty wagons were given up. Geueral Prinsloo and Commandant Crowther were received by General Hunter at his tent, where they were well treated and accorded every courtesy. The Boers say they would not have surrendered had they not been surrounded. The prisoners have been kept in a laarger under guard aud will be kept there nntil all arrive. GEORGIA'S FIRST BALE Of New Crop Raised By a Nejjro Farmer In Dougherty County. The first bale of the new cotton crop for Georgia was received in the Albany market Friday. It was brought to the city by Deal Jackson, a negro farmer. The bale was graded up as "fully middling" and was immediately offered for sale. It was purchased by the Georgia Cotton Company, who paid for it 11 cents per pound. The bale weighed 350 pounds, and was, without a doubt, all this year's cotton. The bale was shipped to Savannah. * S* * ? J* L. 1_ _ 1 _ Albany received ueorgia s nrst u;ue i on exactly the same day and by the j same man last season. j BOEKS STILL FiyilTIXi. Lord Roberts Reports Another Sharp Conflict With the Transvaalers. Lord Roberts reported to tbe war office in London Thursday that General Archibald Hunter's command was heavily eugaged July 2-4 and 25 in the hills south of Bethlehem. The Boers were strongly entrenched and fought stubbornly throughout the 24th aud compelled the British to retire from some of tbeir positions with about 50 casualties. HOPE DYING OUr. Europeans Almost Convinced That Le?-?iiinncn Have Keen Killed. The hopes of Europe for the cafety of at least some of the members of the legations at Pekin which, earlier in the week, had commenced to revive, are now flickering and at the point of eitingnishmeDt. It has been pointed out in London that there has been ample time to get authentic messages signed and dated by the ministers. This is the only confirmation of Chi* J nese assurances that will be accept-1 ?ble. MOPE IS FRESHENED Eeassuring Cable Dispatch From Minister Fowler at Che Foo. GEN. CHAFFEE ARRIVES AT TAKU Lieutenant Stamford, Volunteer Signal Oilicer at Taku, Sends Important Dispatches. The efect of Monday's news from China was to freshen the hope that the government can soon get in direct J communication with Minister Conger. The mass of testimony as to his being alive as late as the 22d instant is now so great as to warrant the department in resuming the consideration of projects for the future. With all of ils anxiety to get Mr. Conger and the Americans in Pekin safely away, the 1 department is proceeding with proper , caution and is by no means disposed , to accept any proposition that would unduly jeopardize their lives. The secretary of state received at midnight Sunday night a dispatch : from Mr, Fowler, American consul at Che Foo, dated noon, July 29th, Mr. Fowler says: "A letter from the German legation ' dated 21st instant received at Tien Tsin. German loss is ten dead and twelve wounded. Chinese ceased their attack on the 12th. Baron von Ketteler's body said to be safe. The Austrian, Italian, Dutch and Spanish legations destroyed and the French par- , tially. A letter from the Japanese le- . gation, dated 22d, arrived at Tien Tsin on 25th. Ten battalions of Chinese shelled the legations consecutively from the 20th of June and stopped on the 17th of July, but may renew. The enemy are decreasing. The Ge man, Russian, American, British and half the Japanese and French legations still defended. Japanese say they ' have food for six days, but little ammunition. The emperor and empress are reported at Pekiu." Baron Hollenben, the German ambassador, called upon Secretary Hay Monday morning. He said he had not received any word from Berlin on the receipt of the important letter from the German legation at Pekin described by Mr. Fowler. As is always the case with Chines*, advices, a discrepancy appears immediately upon a comparison of the German and the Japanese advices. The German report says the attack stopped on the 12th; the Japanese report places the cessation of firing on the 17th. The state department officials believe this is easily explained by a consideration of the differences between the Christian and Chinese calendars. Another cnrions statement however, is contained in the Japanese report to the effect that six legations were still being defended on the 22d. This is in apparent conflict with Mr. Conger's last reported statement that the legationers were "in British under continued shot and shell," etc. chaffee at taku. The war department has received the following cablegram from Major General Chaffee: "Ceee Foo, 'Jnly 19.?Adjutant General, Washington: Left Nagasaki daybreak od July 26th. Arrived Taku at 10 night of Jnly 28rh. "Chaffee, Maj. Gen." General Greely, chief signal officer, has received a cable message from Lieutenaut Stamford, the volunteer signal officer serving at Taku, with the Ninth infantry. It is dated Che Foo, July 27th, and is as follows: "Conditions, prospects, health command good. Officers killed Ninth infantry, Colonel Liscnm; wounded, Major Regan, Captains Noyes and Bookmiller; Lieutenant Lawton, all doing well. Marine corps, officers killed, Captain A. R. Davis; wounded, Lieutenant Leonard, serious, arm amputated; Captains Long and Lemley. Lieutonant Butler; last three doing well. Coolidge, commanding Ninth infantry, informs all necessary material been requested. Colonel Meade, marines, senior, opinion battery field artillery and some Maxims sufficient. Late experience would indicate need of heavier guns. Further advance may not be made before September. Command should have plenty of good food and heavy clothing. Fairly reliable reports state oar minister and people in Pekin all well on the 20tb. Can you place funds with cable company so I can keep you advised?" MINISTERS OUT OF DANGER. Russian Ailmlrnl Alcxlfff Srn Is Information From Tien Tain. A dispatch received at Brussels Monday from the Russian admiral, Alexieff, dated at Tien Tsin, July 30 h, and communicated to the foreign office, states that the latest news con firms the report that the foreign ministers at Pekin are out of danger. Lives Lost In Burning Lava, Particulars of the eruption of Mount Azuma, in Japan, on July 17, have been received in Oriental papers at Seattle. So far as known 250 persons were killed and many hundreds injured. THE SCALE SIGNED. BcRSCinrr Rolling Mill Operator* Will Soon Start the Works. The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, operators of the Bessemer rolling mill at Birmingham have signed the wage scale of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, and the operation of the mill will be resumed as soon as the working force can be organized, which will probably be within the next three or four day*. The mill employs 700 men. MASSACRE STOItlES CONFIRMED. Cable Are Received By Mission Boards In New York. Cable messages were received at New York Saturday by both the Presbyterian beard of foreign missions and the American Bible Society, corroborative of the report that the missionaries at Pao Tiug Fu bad been massacred. The message received by the Presbyterian board came from Shanghai a?d was supposed to have ^been sent by the Bev, George f. fitch, ** ' x~ **? ' - -'vv MOB RULE IN NEW ORLEANS J ** . Vf-1 - f|l Innocent Negroes Made Objects of Minns' Vengeance. TROOPS ARE FINALLY CALLER riartial Law Proclaimed as After* math of the /lurder of Police Officers?Riots General. . ^ A special from New Orleans says: ' - a Several suspects arrested in the suburbs proved not to be Robert Charles k and the police have been nnable to pi dad any trace of the mnrderer of Cap oi'n Tk? ?n#l Police Officer Lamb. '-^g A quiet tip was got out for a mass % meeting at Lee circle Wednesday, and while there were no leaders or prominent citizens in the crowd, it swelled to several thousand people who began a march to the scene of the crime, at- .Is tacking all the negroes who could be Jjs A number were shot at and several wounded. Chief Gaster and every | available policeman, as well as a company of militia, hastened to the vicinity and succeeded in preventing a ' general riot for the time being. Disorderly scenes following the . rioting of Wednesday night prevail- ^ ed throughout the city Thursday and resulted in the swearing in by the ? 7 mayor of 500 special policemen and the ordering out of J,500 of the state militia upon the orders of Governor Heard, who responded promptly to ^ the appeal of Mayor Capdevielle for : assistance in suppressing the existing lawlessness and in preventing a recurrence of the violence. v Throughout the day attacks were J| made by irresponsible mobs of whites ; npon the black element and the negrocs, before nightfall, had been chased from the streets. The effect of the disorders was to |g put a practical stop to business in the ^|| wholesale districts and on the levee ,!;i front. As this meant a serious criplL tim?um4 thdlinn. - pUQg Ul bUC uauc vi wv y .. i - -,.-, ness elements rallied in force andhan-' .ij dreds of the most prominent men of . ;>> (he city responded to the appeal of ; the mayor for assistance in presorting A summarization of the casualties growing out of the disturbances shows ?? that one negro was beaten to death, six were so badly woundecl that their JH lives are despaired of and about a score of people, white and black, male and female, have been more or less .M seriously wounded. The police have been practically ^ helpless thronghont the disturbance. The force consists of some three hun-. ; dretf men, including clerks and operators, and this is manifestly a force '(M. inadequate to the preservation of the I peace of a city of 810,000 people. /JS But aside from this, there was fierce . ? indignation among the members of the j department over the killing of Captain Day and Patrolman Lamb by the ne- || gro Robert Charles. Further, there is a strong resentment on the part of the ~ working people against steamship agents and contractors because of the " employment of negro laborers to the exclusion of whites on public works |jg aud on the levee fronts. Mayor Capedevielle was at Ooean Springs Thursday night when the mobs swept over the city, but when he arrived at his office Friday he came with a fall determination to take hold of the situation with a firm hand. He ~ found awaiting him a delegation of the leading merchants of the city, who " . said the interests of the community and its commercial welfare demanded prompt and vigorous action. About the same time Lieutenant, Governor Estophel, who had witness* . 7'fjg ed a scene of ontrage upon negroes on Canal street, joined the oonfereiiee at ::MOB the hotel. He at once advised a confeience with Governor Heard at Baton The governor acted promptlj and fgj said he wonld order out all available troops. Without delay he sent messages to Colonel Hodgson, commanding the First brigade in the absence of General Glynn, and had him to immediately order out the Washington artillery, the Louisiana Field and the ^ First regiment. The members of the three commands responded with great i. -J alacrity and at twilight there were 1,500 men congregated in the armories. At the same time the mayor, in a 'jm proclamation, appealed fot 500 special -|j police. Before 4 p. m. 400 of the representative citizens of the community had been sworn in. The mayor made requisition on the leading hardware and ammunition establishments of the city and the specials were heavily armed and then eent to various sections of the city where it was considered most likely that trouble would happen. THIRD TICKET PROMOTERS. Issue Call For the Convention to Be "IfSS Held at Indianapolis. - * it t? ? 3^3 uopjcs oi iuv cau jlxjl u uiuqo wur vention, issued a- Indianapolis, have been printed i nd are being sent out. The circular will be mailed to men >>>? all over the country who are known to ' be sympathizers of the movement and to mauy of those who have written vS letters to the committee and offered to co-operate and work for the third ticket. ONLY TO GAIN TIME. England Believes Chinese Are Vslsg . Elaborate Dispatches as a Blind. A London .special says: Mr.Conger's 1 letter, the substance of which has been transmitted to the United States score tary of the navy, nas mureascu wo woliet in London that there is no hope v. i for the foreign legations in Pekin and (that the elaborate fabric of dispatches which the Chinese are bnilding to per- - M suade the civilised 'world that the f ministers are still alive is only intended to enable them to gain time to "3 complete preparations for warfgtf, ..