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VOLUME XIX. MAYSVILLE, KY., TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1900. WMBKK 201. CANT SMI! IT, Meaning the Conger Message Sent Through Mr- Wur PROTESTS RECEIVED BY HAY. Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai Doubts Its Authenticity. STATE OFFICIALS' FAITH UNSHAKEN. It Ib Hinted tbe State Department Is Endeavoring to Secure Further Evidence Which Will Cleuv Away Every VIstage of Doubt About tho Peking Situation. Washington, July 23. The state de partment was the center of Interest on the Chinese situation. Secretary Hay wtis at his desk by 9 a. m., and for an hour was busily en gaged with a matter of such import ance that he declined to be interrupted by any one. About 10:15 the Chinese minister ar rived and was with the secretary for some time. On the departure of the minister the department gave out the imperial edict of the Chinese govern ment, the aubstance of which hod been previously made known. The state department has received a deluge of dispatches from all quarters of the globe relating to the Conger message. These show the attitude of foreigu governments. Without exception the official view taken by all foreign of ficers is that the dispatch is not genu ine and docs not afford a basis for ac tion. This incredullity is also shared by United States Consul General Good now at Shanghai, who has communi cated to the state deparment his dis belief In the authenticity of the mes sage. The text of these several messages is not made public as they are incon clusive and do not add anything in the way of definite news to the situation at Peking, the entire tenor being one of doubt and suspicion. The official doubts are based on var ious theories. One of them Is that tho deception wa3 practiced by the Tsung Li Yamen itself. Still another is that It emanated from a high Chinese of clal a man holding a position like that of Sheng or Prince Tuan, the lat ter being at the head of the anti-foreign element and at last accounts con nected with the Tsung Li Yamen. Notwithstanding this flood of doubt from official quarters, the state depart ment holds to its position as to the au thenlty of tho message, Secrotary Hay's position fcelng now as It always has been, that there is every possibil ity of the genuineness of the message, although always a possibility that a fraud may have been perpetrated, but aside from this remote possibility, Mr. Hay feels there Is absolutely no mo tive for the perpetuation of such a monstrous deception. The Washington government is un shaken, therefore, in its positlan on the message, while the rest of the world has made it known to this gov ernment that this message Jsjnot ac cepted as coming from Conger on the 18th instant Concerning the propo sition of meditation, made to the Unit ed States by China, the state de partment was not prepared to make any statement It was surmised that Mr. Hay was engaged in considering the government's answer, which would probably be delivered to Minister Wu later, but no statement as to the course of procedure could be obtained in any' official quarter. As communication will be required between Washington and the president, it is hardly likely that the answer will be forthcoming at once. Both the state department and Chi nese officials took occasion early In the day to deny a report that plans wero on foot to order the delivery of Mr. Congor by the Chinese authorities to Admiral Homey at Tien Tsin. There is reason to believe that thp government Is again using every ef fort to secure communication with Mr. Conger, and this time to get an an wer from our minister, which will lie to conclusive as to remove any shadow of doubt. In this connection it was reported that Minister Wu sort another cahlc dispatch to Minister Conger, but there is a strong disinclination In official quarters to discuss the various Btep being token while they are still In an Inconclusive form. . Views of an American. Chicago, July 23. John P. Roberts of Shanghai, an American civil en gineer who has Bpent 3 years in China, and who left Shanghai last May, passed through Chicago on his way to New York to visit his old home. "Knowing the Chinese as I do," said Mr. Roberts, "I have little doubt but that all tho foreigners in Peking were murdered long ago. The government is weak and the mob undoubtedly got the upper hand. I know too much of what Chi nese mobs have done in the past to doubt that they murdered the foreign ers. An army of 40,000 regular troops is all that is necessary to take Peking," he continued. "The Btorles to the ef fect that the Chinese have an army of 950,000 men are rtdlcu'nus. There are not more than 20,000 drilled troops in China. The Tost are poorly organized and poorly armed. If they had modern arms they would not know how to use them, and they do not constitute an effective fighting force." An Inconsistency. London, July 23. Though there are some indications that hardened pessi mism is beginning to melt under the warm shower of Chinese assurances, 60 that It Is now admitted that per .aps not all the foreign ministers at Peking have been killed, still Incredul ity remains the dominant note of European comment. No one seems able to reconcile the assurances of the imperial edict with Minister Conger's statement in 'his alleged message to Secretary Hay that he was in hourly expectation of death by massacre, though both documents purport to have been sent off from Peking on the same date. It is confidently antici pated, however, that the mystery will soon be solved as all the governments following; the lead of the United States have taken steps to test the sincerity of Chinese officialdom by insisting up on free communication with the min isters. To Send Troops to Taku. Washington, July 23. The war de partment Is considering the advisabil ity of sending the Hancock, which sails from San Francisco July 28, with four batteries at artillery and 500 ma rines direct to Taku Instead of to Na gasaki. The troops were to have gone on the Meade which sails August I, but it has been decided owing to the urgent necessity of getting reinforce ments to China to have the Hancock make a special trip. She will carry stores and provisions only for the troops in China. The Meade on the first proximo will take out one bat talion of the 15th infantry, one squad ron of the Third cacalry and one com pany of engineers from West Point, in all 1,171 men and CO officers. Troops From Cuba. New York, July 23. The United States transport Crook, having on board a detachment of the Eighth United States infantry from Havana, arrived here. The enlisted men of the Eighth infantry on the Crooks number 642 and are under the command of leutenant P. H. Mills. The troops com prise six companies, band und hos pital corps. The officers of the regi ment with families and servants num ber 36 persons. The Eighth infantry contingent are expected to proceed lm- mediately after release from quaran tine to a post in the west,probably Fort Snelling, where tho regiment is re cruiting to full strength for service in China. Thinks They Are Safe. Detroit, July 23. Baron Paul Merl ing, German consul general to Peking, China, and an intimate friend of the late German minister, Baron von Ket teler, passed through Detroit en route to New York, -whence he will sail Wednesday for home. Just before leaving Peking he had a long conver sation with Minister Conger, who, he said, was very sure that the uprising would not amount to much. "I cannot believe," said Baron Merling, "that all the foreigners have been massacred. Differs From Conger Message. Washington, July 23. The state de partment made public the following: "The state department has received a dispatch from Mr. Goodnow, the con sul general at Shanghai, dated July 23, saying that Prince Tuan wires that an officer of the Tsung Li Yamen saw all tho ministers on the 18th, that none was injured and that no attack was at that time being made. He does not say to whom the dispatch of Prince was addressed, and It Is to a certain extent at variance with tho dispatch of Mr. Conger of that date, describing the legation as being under heavy firo at that time." Rciuoy Ooes to TIcn Tsln. Washington, July 23. The bureau of navigation received the following cablegram from Admiral Remey: "Go ing to Tien Tsln, leaving a senior officer here. Newark gone Nagasaki for docking." TAPS ROBERTS' LINES, General DeMftt Steals a Clever March on lii itish Commander, CAPTURED A HUNDRED HIGHLANDERS Communications Doth by Railway and Telegraph Between Pre toria and the Outside World Cut by the Alert Uocm. London, July 23. General Dewet has again succeeded in cutting Lord Roberts' communications, both by rail way and telegraph and captured 100 of the Highlanders. The story of the federal commander's bold raid comes In the form of a telegram from Gen eral Forester-Walker, dated at Cape Town, Sunday, July 22, forwarding a dispatch from General Knox as fol lows: "Kroonstadt, July 22. Following from Broadwood sent by dispatch rider to Honingspruit, wired thence to Kroonstadt: 'Have followed com mando since July 1G. Hard sharp fighting at Palmietfontein July 10. Prevented from pursuing laager by darkness. Eight hundred Boers found. Our casualties five killed and 76 wound ed. Roach Voolkrantz today. Enemy doubled Its way back through Paarde kraal In darkness. Shall march to morrow to Roodevaal station. Send sup plies for 3,500 men and horses, also any news of the enemy's movements. I believe the commando consists of 2, 000 men and four guns and is accom panied by President Steyn and both the Dewet's' " General Knox continued: "The wire and main line of the railway north of Hollngsprult have been cut and also the telegraph to Pretoria via Potchef stroom. According to my Information Dewet has crossed the railway and go ing north." t General Kelly-Kenny telegraphs from Bloemfonteln under date of Sun day, July 22: "The railway has been cut north of Honingspruit and a supply train and 100 Highlanders captured by the enemy. A report was received that a large force of the enemy is mov ing on Honingspruit. All communica tions with Pretoria is cut off. The second and Third cavalry brigades are following the enemy." Purchased Bonds. Now York, July 23. The hearing in the case of the Gaynors and Benjamin D. Green, looking toward their removal to Georgia, for trial for alleged con spiracy with former Captain Carter iu connection with the Savannah harbor frauds, was continued before United States Commissioner Shields. George M. Gibson, of the firm of Watson & Gibson, tho first witness, stated his firm had transactions with Captain Oberlin M. Carter In purchasing se curities from him. Mr. Gibson identi fied a check drawn by Captain Carter to the order of Watson and Gibson for the sum of $5,493.75 for payment of certain securities purchased for him A copy of the transaction of Carter with the firm as shown by the books of the latter was allowed in evidence. It shows that in 1892 and 1893, Carter had purchased over $19,000 worth of bonds. Ilavlll Released. St Louis, July 23. Ora Havlll, a former Transit company detective who was arrested with dynamite In his pos session at the time, recently, when Transit cars were being blown from the track nightly, was released in the criminal court. Havlll pleaded guilty to the charge of being in unlawful pot session of dynamite and carrying con cealed weapons. Two other charges of carrying concealed weapons were dismissed on the understanding that the prisoner should leave the city. The court costs, Including the fines assessed against Havill amounted to $251. . About Campaign Speakers. New York, July 23. Senator Martin V. Scott of West Virginia, came up from Washington and went at onco to the rqoms of the Republican national committee. Senator Scott will hav charge of the Republican speech mak lng. He said: "Wo hope to have a great many prominent men speak In various parts of the country. Wo ex pect such men as Senator Burrows, Senator Lodge, Postmaster General Smith and Secretary Smith to deliver campaign speeches. Ex-President Har rison may make a few addresses.' Ca!umbU3, O., July 23. Goorgo u. Murphy Pottery company, East Liver pool, $75,000; Marietta Athletic Club, Marietta; Johns & company, Cleve land, inorcaso from ?G,000 to $100,000; Brass Manufacturing company, Cleve land, amendment changing name to Lyons BraBS Manufacturing company; Pennsylvania Coal company, Tlfflu, $10,000; Logan Brick Manufacturing companj, Toledo. 850.000. MOB HELD BAOR. Sheriff at Huutsvlllc Prevents an At tempt to Lynch a Negro. Huntbvllle, Ala., July 23. Elijah Clark, a negro charged with commit ting criminal assault upon Suss'.e Priest, a 13-year-old white girl, was lodged in Jail. The doors of the Jail were broken down by a mob and a rush made to pass Sheriff Fulgham and his deputies, when the deputies opened fire. Will Vlnlng was shot In the shoulder and another man received serious wounds. The mob has placed dynamite under the jail and threaten to blow It up if the prisoner is not delivered to them. Governor Johnson has telegraphed Judge E. S. Peake, to Impanel a jury and try Clark at once. Judge Peako agreed to try Clark at 3 p. m.. The mob is quiet and its members say they will remain until they are assured the negro is getting quick Justice. A stick of dynamite was thrown Into the Jail and great damage was done by the ex plosion. The mob now threatens to touch off more dynamite. Havn Illsh Signs. Chicago, July 23. The inhabitants of Chinatown in this city have evident ly adopted a signal, in case they should be attacked by a mob. Over 100 responded to a call for help from Moy Yen, proprietor of a restaurant and nearly overpowered Sergeant Mooney and two detectives of the Har rison street station bofore the aston ished policemen could announce their Identity and convince the excited Mon golians that they were making an ar rest and not seeking to aven atroci ties committed In China. As the three officers approached Yens place a cry of alarm was raised. Every doorway then swarmed with Chinamen. Attempt to Wreck a Train. Three Lakes, Wis., July 23. Eight een ties were piled on the railroad tracks five miles south of this station. Alex. Swan, a laborer, coming to town early removed the the obstruction just in time to prevent a passenger train from striking it Swan also removed a number of large rocks from a bridge a short distance north, his action prob ably saving the lives of 30 members of the Three Lakes Rod and Gun club, who were on Murrain. Caucd Great Alarm. Paris, July 23. About noon the first accident occurred on the underground railway, causing great alarm among the passengers involved. It was due lo inattention of an engineer who had just past the Hotel de Vllle station. Stopping too sharply a short circuit en sued, the lamps were extinguished and the train remained In darkness for for some time. Tho engineer's fac3 was severeJy burned by sparks. A .Viirder .Mystery. St. Joseph, Mo., July 23. Two un known young men were found beside the Chicago Great Western railway tracks at Savannah, Mo., 12 miles north of here dead, with bullet holes in the back of their heads. Both were well dressed. The theory is that they were murdered on a train and thrown off. A coroner's Jury 1b inves tigating. Shot by a Robber. Chicago, July 23. John A. Barsan tl, a saloonkeeper in Van Buren street, was shot and fatally wounded by a holdup man at his place of business. Barsanti had refused to send over his money on the demand of the robber and the shooting was done during a rough and tumble fight between the men. The robber escaped. Dead Bodies Found. St. Joseph, Mo., July 23. The dead bodies of two men were found on the Maple Leaf right of way, 30 miles north of here. Wounds on the head In the same spot on each man indicate murder. The local police are firm in this belief and the railroad detectives are at work on the case, but give out nothing. Warehouse Burned. St. Paul, Juuy 23. The St Paul Cold Storage and ( Warehouse company's large warehouse was destroyed by fire. The total loss is estimated at $750000, with an insurance of $550,000. The warehouse was filled with butter, fruit, tobacco, eggs, tea, whisky and other commodities. Death of Goodall. Youngstown, O., July 23. William Goodall, at one time the champion heavyweifht pugilist of England, died here after a brief illness, aged 64 yoars. During his career as a fighter, Goodall met Jem Mace, Joe Goss and many other pugilists. Both Drowned. San Francisco, July 23. Ernest Gueldner and his eight-year-old son were drowned by the capsizing of their boat off Lime Point, Just inside the Oolden Oate. Dave McWlrtor and E. Malcowskl were rescued. COURT AND LAWYERS Mutually 01j ct and Except to State ments ol Each Other. LIVELY SPAT DUKINQ POWERS' TRIAL Judge Cautrlll Denies That the Law Gives Crowds of Aimed Bleu the Itlght to t.atlier In the State of Kcutucky. Georgetown, Ky., July 23. The court room was only about half filled with spectators when te case was called. The prosecution gave notice that they would excuse a half dozen persons summoned as witnesses for that side. Among those excused was Ike Golden, brother, of Sergeant F. Wharton Golden. Lieutenant John Rlcketts, an officer In the Barbourvllle military company of which John Powers was captain, was the first witness. He arrived In Frankfort January 25 wLu the train load of mountaineers. Before the train reached Frankfort, witness said tho men were told to re port to W. H. Culton for rations. Tho men were armed with guns and pistols. Arriving at Frankfort they took pos session of the agricultural building and stacked their guns there. Witness said each morning a crowd of from 300 to 600 mountain men oc cupied the yard in front of the legisla tive building. Witness saw Youtsey frequently and talked with him. He had a conversation with Youtsey the day before the assassination. Youtsey said Goebel had to be put out of the way and he (Youtsey) had $100 which he would give for that purpose and knew of 10 or 12 others who would also contribute toward such a fund. Youtsey also said Goebel could be killed from the executive building, that the assassin could escape through the basement and never be detected. Fifteen minutes before the assassina tion witness saw Youtsey and the lat ter told him he wanted 25 or 30 men to accompany him to the executive build ing. Continuing witness said: "Youtsey put us Inside the executive building near the stairs. He told us something was going to happen and we must re main there. When he started through the hall, I left and went Into a private residence across the btreet from the building. I had been there a few min utes when I heard the shots. I did not know any of the men, whom I left at the foot of the stairs in the executive building." Witness explained that the men whom Youtsey placed were just out side the office of secretary of state. He said he left because he did not want to be present In case of killing. R. E. Combs, private secretary to ap pellate Judge Hobson, next witness, told of a conversation between two mountaineers In tho house lobby a day or two before the assassination In which they spoke of "picking them out," meaning the Democrats. During the cross examination of Coombs, ex-Governor Brown objected to testimony that the mountaineers went to Frankfort armed, as the right to carry arms was a constitutional privilege. The court took issue on this point and said that the law did not permit crowds of men not In the mil itary service and called out In the reg ular way to gather for any purpose. Brown filed an exception to remarks of court regarding the unlawfulness of crowds arming themselves and repeat ed a previous statement as to what the defense expected to prove as to the ijjarpose of the organization of the mountaineer excursions. "Yes," interrupted Judge Oantrlll, "and the court objects and excepts to the continued reiteration by counsel of things which the court thinks 1b meant for the spectators In the court room and 'not for tho court." "We object to that statement of the court," came from several .attorneys for the defense. Both the court and Brown showed irritation. Jones at Chicago. Chicago, July 23. James K. Jones, chairman of the national Democratic committeo arrived at the "auditorium annex from Lake Minnetonlka, whero ho has been resting a few days with his family. Ho was closeted with hla secretary at Democratic headquart ers all tho morning and denied him self to everybody. He stated that he had not yet selected the sub-committees from tho general committeo, but probably would do so within a few days. Ho thought further consultation with hla colloagues necessary beforo taking that Important step. Senator Jones will remain here until the cam paign machines gots fairly into work ing order. ftv, ". 4tv jh i.iii-iJw,; iifcty,