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THE AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER.
twenty-second year.
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j|i The Bees Gather!
it Where Real Bargains Are
Trade Is Sure to Come!
Tllis ls The “ Real Thing” Now.
j|j \7 OU have n 0 d )übt heard of that “sucker hole”
“ up the creek, but when you went fishing the
sucker hole, like the rain bow, was always a little
Uj further on
So also *'OU have read ads. about cheap wash
Ui goods, but when you went to buy the goods were
“cheaper’’ than the “prioe ’’ Not so here.
Read These Prices:
ii/ 1 Lot Scotch Lawn, good goods, fast color, worth
11/ 5c anywhere, only 3 C yd.
14/ 1 Lot yard wide Percales, worth 10c anywhere on
14/ eat th, now only 5 C y d
1 "k°t Beautiful Woven Madras Cloth for
Shirts and Shirt Waists, worth 20c;
'y at lie yd.
j Lot Striped and Figured Dimities, worth
10c at 6c.
m 1 Lot Striped and Figured Dimities, worth 15c.
at 92 c «
W 1 Lot Assorted Cordettes, Fine Dimities, Organ
dies and Lawns, worth 15c *o• 20c per yard,
(t) at 92 c *
•«4
1 Lot French Organdies, cheap at 25c; now
m only yd
W 1 Lot Striped and Figured P. K. worth 20c;
<fl at yd
1 Lot Cab e Cord, worth 15c; at 10c yd
/fl 1 Lot White P. K. worth 171 c; at nc'yd
1 Lot White P. K. worth 22k; at 15c yd
1 Lot Fire P. K. worth 30c; at 172 C yd
/|i 1 Lot Fire P. K. worth 35c; at 20c yd
2J t Lot Figured Whip Cords, worth 15c, at 10c yd
/fl In order to obtain these goods at these prices
/fl bring the cash and mention this ad.
2J This sale for cash only. Nothing charged
/() at these prices. LEE ALLEN,
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PROFESSIONAL CARDS
JJEE G. JONES, Ph. G. M. D.
Specialist.
Genito Urinary diseases and diseases of
the skin. Offiice in, and over Godson s 1 nar
macy. Room No. 41 Windsor note ,
yAN RIPER,
PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIEW ARTIST.
Studio on Jackson street, opposite Presby
terian church.
DR. B. B. HUDSON,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Tenders his professional services to the pub
lic. Calls left at Hudson’s drug store will
receive prompt attention. .
ROBT. L. MAYNARD,
Attorney at Lawd
Office In Wheatley Building; Room 1.
Will practice In all courts except County
Court of Sumter countv.
JAMBS TAYLOR,
Attorney at Law.
Office over Rembert's Drug store Forsyth
street
EA. HAWKINS,
• Attorney at Law.
Office in Wheatley Building opposite th
court house.
WELLBORN F. CLARaK,
Attorney at Law
3184 Lamar Street. Americus. Ga
’ J A.' ANSLEY,’ J R. J Attorneys at Law
Americus, Ga.
Give special attention to the Bankruptcy
practice. Office. Bvne bldg, near court house
l> E. CATO, M.D
PHYSCIAN AND SURGEON.
Residence 330 Falder street. Telephone 96
Tenders his professional services to the
people of Americus and surrounding coun
ties. Special attention given to general
surgery, diseases of women and children.
Office 405i4 Jackson street. Ca ls left at Dr
Eldridge’s store will receive prompt atten
ton
JOHN M. WILKES,
DENTIST
Office over Bank of Southwestern
Georgia.
STEVE WOOTEN has the only rella
ble transer agency In the city. Al
orders attended to promptly it left at
Windsor hotel. Hours 6am to 10 pm.
Orders for night trains must be left
before p m, Respectfully,
PHONE g 4 STEVE WOOTEN.
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EIGHT YEARS OLD.
OLD SHARPE WILLIAMS,
FOUR FULL QUARTS OF THIS FINE
OLD, PURE RYE.
£ EXPRESS
PREPAID.
We ship on approval in plain, sealed boxes,
with n ) marks to contain contents. When
you receive it and test it, if it is not satisfac
tory. return it ai our expense and we will re
turn vour $3 ■ 0 We guarantee this brand to
beiightyenrs o<l Kight bottles for $6 se,
expt '-s prepaid: 12 bottles for 59.50 express
prepaip; 1 gallon jug, express prapald, $3.00;
2 gallon jug, express prepaid, $5.50. No
ch ogvs for boxing.
We uaiuiie all tne leading brands of Rye
and Bourbon Whiskies in the market, and
will save von 50 per cent, on vour purchases.
Quart. Gallon.
Ken tuck Star Bourbon $35 $1 25
Elkridge Bourbon 40 1 50
Coon Hollow Bourbon 45 1 60
Mellwood Pure Rye 50 1 90
Monogram Rye 55 2 (0
Mcßrayer Rye 60 2 25
Baker’s AAA A*-"- 65 240
O. O. P. (Old Oscar Pepper).. 65 2 40
Old Crow 75 2 50
Finches’ Golden Wedding.... 75 2 75
Hoffman House Rye 90 3 00
Mount Vernon (8 years old).. 1 00 3 50
Old Dillinger (10 years 01d)... 125 400
The above are only a tew brands of the
many we carry in stock. Send for catalogue.
All other goods by the gallon, such as Corn
Whiskey, Peach and Apple Brandies, etc,,
sold equally as low, from *1,25 gallon up
wards.
We make a specialty of the jug trade and
all orders by mall or telegraph will have our
prompt attention. Special Inducements of
fered
The Altmayer &
Flatau Liquor Co.
|£#~Mail orders shipped same day receipt oi
order. —■
506, 508,1508, 510, 512.Fourth-*t.
Near Union-Passenger Depot
Phone 265.
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Winchester Inn.
This elegant hotel, situated upon the out
skirts of the city of Winchester, Va., will be
formally opened June 15th.
1,1 cost over $125,000, and accommodates 250
gufcsts, is modern in all appointments, rich
ly furnished and conducted upon a high
plane of excellence.
The city of Winchester, made famous by
song and story, rich in historic reminis
cences, Is located in the heart of :he Shen
andoah Valley. Its elevation is over 1,100
feet, the atmosphere cool and dry. The Inn
is located upon the hillside westward of the
town, and a cool, bracing air fans it at all
times.
The many places of interest ;n this beaut!-'
ful valley appeal strongly to the tourist and
those seeking summer rest. A visit to the
old battlefields is interesting.
Beautiful shaded grounds surround tne
hotel, a chance for the children to romp; no
signs “Keep off the grass,-’ excellent high
ways, saddle riding, cycling, tennis, fishing,
bathing, etc,, afford means of enjoyment.
An excellent orchestra during the entire
season, Kates from $12.00 to s2l each per
week for single rooms; $25 to $49 for double
rooms. Rooms en suite with bath. Write
for booklet. CHARLES ST. JOHN,
Winchester. Va.
L. D. Lockhart,
Representing
KRELL PIANO CO.,
of Cincinnati and New York in South Ga.
THE
KRELL
is a standard Instrument without a superior,
Orders from the country for tuning prompt
ly attended. Address, Americus .
HOLLY SPRINGS
Americus’ Favorite Picnic Resort
(2 miles of city)
Now open for the season. BOATING,
BATHING, CHUTE, DANCING PAVIL
ION and other amusements. Fine spring
pure water. No charge lor grounds.
W. K. & LEE M. HANSFORD.
THE
Windsor Hotel,
AMERICUS, GEORGIA.
CHAS. A. FRICKBR, Proprietor
HENRY WETTEROTH, Manager.
Notice to debtors and creditors.
GEORGIA— Sumts-k County
To whom it may concern: All persons In
debted to the estate of E. C. Doughtie dec’d,
ire hereby notified to make payment to
the undersigned, and all persons having
claims against said estate will present them
duly verified, as required by law.
R. S. BROADHURST,
Administrator estate.E. C. Doughtie.
ALLIES EXPECT TO
MEET MAA'S 10,000
MEN AT YANG TSUNG
Americans and British Lead
Advance Supported by
Russians and French.
COURIER FROM LEGATIONS
Japanese Brings a Dispatch Dated
July 23—Only Had Provisions Suffi
cient For Five Days and 25 Rounds
of Ammunition For Each Man—For
eigners Arc Leaving Chung King.
London, Aug. 4. Nothing direct
from the allies operating beyond Tien
Tsin is to hand, but a news agency dis
patch from Shanghai today says a battle
is expected Sunday with General Maa’s
10,000 Chinese at Yang Tsung.
The Russian and French contingents,
according to this dispatch, are guarding
the communications of the Americans
and British, who form the advance col
umn. A dispatch dated at Tien Tsin
Friday, July 27, says another dispatch
from Peking, July 21, has been received
duplicating in part one sent by a differ
ent route. It says:
“Provisions barely sufficient for 14
days, ammunition is short.”
The ministers had again rejected the
proposition of the Chinese government
that they leave Peking under Chinese
troops.
Another courier from the Japanese le
gation brings a dispatch dated July 23,
saying that but five days’ provisions
were left and 25 rounds of ammunition
for each man.
The British consul, Mr. Frazer, and
the foreign community are leaving
Chung King, province of Sze Cheun, in
consequence of an official warning from
Shanghai.
There is no trouble in Ching Kun now
or in any part of Sze Chuen, but dis
turbances are expected when the allies
reach Peking.
RUSSIANS ATTACK CHINESE.
Suffered Heavy Losses—Carried Sak
halin After Heavy Fighting.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 4.—General
Grodekoff has sent the following to the
war office:
“Khaabarovsk, Aug. I.—Two col
umns from Blagovostchensk crossed over
the Amur river at 3 a. m. under Colonel
Schwerin and Scherikinoff attacked the
Chinese troops and took the town of
Sakhalin, one gun and a quantity of
Mauser cartridges. The steamer Si
lenga suffered severely from rifle fire.
“The detachment under
Colonel Pzotenhauer bombarded Aigun
with 12 mortars and the Chinese replied.
Ono officer and five men were killed and
15 men wounded. Four armored steam
ers arc patrolling the coast.”
A telegram received hero today from
Engineer Offenburg, dated Kawg-Kum
sig, Gasimur, in the Trans-Baikal
province, Wednesday, Aug. 1, says:
“In the retreat to the frontier the
workmen and guards were surprised and
bombarded by Chinese in the Shingan
passes. Three guards and one workman
were killed and others fled to the moun
tains, seven of whom have returned.”
OUTBREAK IN SOUTH CHINA.
Boxers Are Murdering the Mlsslonsrles.
Canton Troop’s J bln Rebels.
St. Petebsburg, Aug. 4.—A dispatch
from Shan Hu, received hare today, says
that after Li Hung Chang left Canton
the imperial trpops joined the Boxers.
The dispatch adds that the provincial
troops along the Yang Tso river remain
quiet, owing to the promise of the vice
roy of Nankin.
The Boxers, it is further stated in
.this dispatch, aro murdering mission
aries in South China, but are not dis
turbing the treaty ports.
Troops are being brought to treaty
ports.
Batteries of the Yang Tse river, the dis
patch says, aro being repaired, and new
ones aro being erected at Wu Sung de
spite the declaration of the viceroy that
the work would be stopped. Five guns
have been mounted. The dispatch ac
cused the British of a secret understand
ing with the viceroy in accounting for
the indifference of the British fleet to
the strengthening of the Chinese forts
at Wu Sung.
FIGHTING AT TIEN TSIN.
Telegram of the Tsung LI Yamen
Brings News of Battle.
Washington, Aug. 4.—The state de
partment this morning issued the fol
lowing:
“Minister Wu this morning handed
to the acting secretary of state a copy
of a telegram from the taotai of Shan
ghai, dated Aug. 2, and received by Mr.
Wu on the evening of Aug. 3. It con
firms the message of Yuan Shih Kai,
governor of Shan Tung, to Mr. Fowler,
consul at Che Foo, purporting to com
municate the same telegram of July 30
from the tsung 11 yamen, but it is to bo
noted that it contains a portion omitted
from the governor’s message, namely,
that as fighting is going on in Tien Tsin
it is not expedient to send separate ci
pher telegrams to ministers in Peking.
The present telegram agrees with Con
sul General Goodnow’s report received
yesterday that Earl Li Hung Chang had
told the French consul at Shanghai Aug.
3 that no messages would be delivered
to the ministers, because the foreigners
were advancing on Peking.”
Activity at the Bogue Forts.
Hong-Kong, Aug. 4.—A1l is quiet at
Canton, but there is great activity at
the Bogue forts, which aro fully manned
and on the walls of which fligs are
hoisted. Constant practice is had with
the big gniw at channel targets. Tht
Chinese state t hat the Cantonese aro in
fear of an attack by the French.
Boilermakers Walk Out.
Atlanta, Aug.. 4. Seven boiler
makers, dissatisfied’ with the wages they
were receiving, have walked out at the
Southern' railway, shops here. They
were receiving $2.60 per day and, had
askad that this ha increased to
FOREIGNERS ALIVE
BUT FEAR TREACHERY;
SITUATION GRAVE
Government Trying to Place
Responsibility For Out
rages on Mob.
CHINESE ASK FOR A TRUCE
Arc Seeking to Foment International
Jealousies to Prevent the Advance
on Peking—Dispatch From Conger,
Dated J uly 25, Says the Foreigners
Have Provisions For Six Days.
Che Foo, July 27, via Shanghai,
Aug. 4.—A message from Minister Con
ger in Peking, dated July 25, has been
received here. United States Minister
Conger says that they have provisions
and can hold out for six days.
Food in Peking is growing scarce. It
is reported that the cessation of the at
•ttacks on the foreigners was by order
of an imperial decree.
All the Peking and Sung Oho Ameri
cans, also the Walkers, Chapins, Smiths,
Wyckoffs, Hobard-Terry and Mackay
are safe in Peking. All the mission
property has been destroyed.
Under date of Peking, July 20, Mr.
Robert Coltnan, Jr., writes:
“Under flag of tru > a message was
brought yesterday from Chen Youen Lu,
asking if Sir Claude MacDonald was
willing to conclude a truce. He replied
that he was willing, provided the Chi
nese came no closer.
“Shell firing has ceased. We hope
this means relief. Having defeated the
Chinese, we are fearing treachery. All
are exhausted with constant watching,
fighting, building barricades and dig
ging trenches night and day.
“The greatest credit is due to H. G. S.
Squires, first secretary of the United
States legation, whose military experi
ences are invaluable. Our present dan
ger is treachery.”
There is every indication that the Chi
nese government is awakening to the
gravity of the situation. It is endeavor
ing to throw the responsibility for the
outrages in Peking and elsewhere on the
mob. Through diplomacy it is seeking
to foment international jealousies to
prevent the advance of troops on Pe
king, to escape lawful punishment and
to patch up peace. The foreigners here
feel that the Chinese government is re
sponsible for the chaos and they are in
dignant at the reception given to Li
Hung Chang at Shanghai.
It is the conviction of every one that
no half way measures should be used.
There is nothing to prevent a march on
Peking and the overthrow of the present
government. It is commonly asserted
that if this is not done the same trouble
will bo repeated every few years.
Two Indian regiments, one British
field battery and General Gazelee have
arrived. Any further delay in advancing
on Peking will be criminal.
PUT PRICE ON THEIR HEADS.
Viceroy at Tien Tsin Offered Rewards
For Murder of Foreigners.
Che Foo, July 28, via Shanghai, Aug.
4. —Before the bombardment of Tien
Tsin prominent natives urged the vice
roy to put down the Boxers, but the
viceroy was in their power and wired to
Li Hung Chang for aid.
The latter advised crushing them at
once, saying that the Boxers had gained
too much headway. The viceroy also
had instructions from the empress to
encourage the Boxers’ attacks on for
eigners.
The Boxers have released all the
criminals. Proofs have been discovered
that the viceroy offered and paid a re
ward for heads of foreigners. A cage
was found made especially for foreign
prisoners.
Documents found in the viceroy’s of
fice at Tien Tsin give the names of the
heads of the Boxers. Their numbers
were said to be 20,000. The viceroy had
recommended some appointment. There
are copies of his reports to the throne
on the Tien Tsin fighting. He asked
for reinforcements and more guns.
A private letter to the viceroy’s sec
retary indicates that the Pao Ting Fu
missionaries have been killed.
The viceroy is at present in camp
with General Maa, 6 miles away. Gen
eral Sung is at Yang Tsnng, 20 miles
to the north. He has obstructed the
river by sinking stone laden junks. The
forces of General Maa and General Sung
number about 15;000. They are short
of food and ammunition.
TWO DEAD; TWO WOUNDED.
Bloody Sequel to the Tennessee Elec
tion—More Trouble Feared.
Sneedvilde, Tenn., Aug. 4.—As a
sequel to the election Thursday two
men were killed and two others mortally
wounded in a difficulty which ocourred
yesterday. The killed are John Lamb,
a deputy sheriff, and Telman Collins.
The wounded are Wiley Brewer and
Whitten Gibson. Brewer was elected a
justice of the peace and the difficulty
arose over this election.
The Lamb-Brewer and Collins-Gibson
factions, of which these men were th*
leaders, are expected to renew hostili
ties if the wounded die.
SAW COFFMAN IN NEW YORK
5. Kahn Recognized and Spoke to the
Fugitive.
Atlanta, Aug. 4.—Edward G. Coff
man, who disappeared from Atlanta
May 29 under circumstances that caused
the Fulton county grand jury to return
a true bill against him for embezzle
ment, has been seen in New York.
S. Kabn, a well known business man
of this city, is certain that he saw the
ex-president of the Georgia Handle com
pany on a North river ferryboat plying
between New York and Jersey City Fri
day, July 20. Not only did Mr. Kahn
see Coffman, but he talked to him, or
rather tried to talk to him. Although
Coffman has shaved his beard he was
instantly recognized by Mr. Kahn. Mr.
Kahn has known Coffman well for some
time, and says he could not have been
mistaken in his man.
Convict Shoots an Officer.
Waycross, Ga., Aug. 4.—Officer John
Lee was shot and mortally wounded
while trying to arrest an escaped con
vict hero. ... .
'THE KING'S EVIL"
SEEMINGLY TAINTS
ALL HANOVER BLOOD
Death of the Duke of Saxe-
Coburg Occasions Much
Solemn Talk.
EMPRESS FREDERICK ILL
Eldest Daughter of Queen Victoria
Afflicted With Cancer—Her Death
Only a Matter of Months King
Humbert’s Visit to England—Astor’s
| Social Status.—London Gossip.
London, Aug. 4. —“The King’s Evil”
of George II seemingly taints all the Han
over blood. The death of the queen’s
most accomplished son, the Duke of
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha —for he could
lead an orchestra, play the violin, catch
salmon with a Scotch expert, or sail a
ship—has caused much solemn talk at
the court about the maladies of other
members of the royal house. Notwith
standing the denial Issuing from Berlin,
it is certain that Empress Frederick, the
queen’s eldest and most beloved daugh
ter, is afflicted with cancer and that
great specialists consider her life a mat
ter of months. She is too ill to leave
the castle at Frederichshoff, near Ham
burg, for her customary summer visit to
England. Queen Victoria, knowing
her desire to possess an English home,
gave her the White Lodge at Richmond
last year. But she will probably never
be able to occupy it.
KING HUMBERT IN LONDON.
An Interesting Incident of His Majes
ty’s Visit to England.
London, Aug. 4.—Scotland Yard, in
ftverringing that Bresci, the assassin of
King Humbert of Italy, was never in
England, is understood to allege that
the instigator of the crime is probably
an American and made no secret of his
intentions concerning “high Italian per
sonages.” He was so closely watched
while here that he departed for the
United States and was last heard from
in Paterson, N: J.
King Humbert, during a private visit
here in 1892, took extraordinary inter
est in the slums and in the anarchist
haunts where they had planned Orsini’s
plot to kill President Napoleon 111 with
a bomb, and the czar’s assassination.
While visiting one anarchist resort his
majesty noticed a flaming picture, des
igned by the proprietor of the place, r'ep.
resenting an anarchist hurling lawyers,
churchmen, statesmen and capitalists
into Hades. The proprietor gave the
king a copy of this picture, no not know
ing who his visitor was. The London
editor of an Italian republican journal,
who was standing by, suggested to the
king’s guide what a strong resemblance
his friend bore to the king of Italy. His
majesty also visited at night several of
the most wicked resorts in London in
cognito and accomgauied by one com
panion. ______
ASTOR’S SOCIAL STATUS.
If He Quits England He Will Be a Man
Without a Country.
London, Aug. 4. Concerning the
present social status of William Waldorf
Astor it is frankly admitted at Clive
den, Mr. Astor’s villa on the Thames,
that he will not tenant it this autumn,
as has been his custom, but will go over
to the continent for a year at least. His
magazine property, the Pall Mall Ga
zette, is in the market, too, and the
brokers say it can be had at a very
reasonable figure—much less than the
outlay already made upon it.
If Mr. Astor quits England for good,
as many say, he will be in a queer posi
tion. Though an American by birth he
has foresworn his allegiance and is now
a naturalized subject. If he leaves Eng
land be win be a man without a coun
try, though worth many millions.
IN A HELPLESS CONDSTION.
British Now Have About 5,000 Pris
oners In the Caledon Valley.
Fouribrsburg, Aug. 4.—There are
2,500 Boer prisoners at General Hun
ter’s camp and 1,500 prisoners and nine
guns at General lan Hamilton’s camp.
There were about 5,000 in the Caledon
valley originally, but some refused to
acquiesce in General Prinsloo’s surren
der and slipped away in the night.
These have now sent in asking for terms
of surrender. It will take some days to
ascertain the exact number.
The Boers who excuse themselves for
not fighting say that they are in a help
less condition. The ravines were choked
with wagons, which were placed in the
most dangerous spots of the roads which
were blocked for 20 miles.
Boers Surrender to Hunter.
London, Aug. 4.—Lord Roberts tele
graphs to the war office that General
Hunter reports that 248 men have
rendered to him.
General Hunter also secured 3,600
horses and three guns. Lord Roberts
adds that General lan Hamilton keeps
up his movements toward Orustonberg,
engaging the Boers in the Magaliesberg
range Thursday.
Lieutenant Colonel Rhodes and Major
G. A. Williams were among the 41 Brit
ish wounded. The Boers left two dead
and several badly wounded. Thursday
night a train was derailed and attacked
20 miles south of Kroonstadt, where four
men were killed and three wounded.
Lord Algernon Lennox and 40 men were
made prisoners, but were released at the
request of the American consul general,
who was in the train.
A Boer force was attacked by General
Knox near the railway north of Kroon
stadt, Wednesday Aug. 1, and left five
wagons and a lot of cattle. A dispatch
from Pretoria, dated Aug. 4, to a news
agency here says:
“It is reported that General Christian
Dewet is dead from a shell wound. The
report has not been confirmed.”
Increase In Sugar Imports.
New York, Aug. 4.—Sugar importa
tions from New York for the month of
the fiscal year ending July 31 were $6,-
500,000. Assistant Appraiser Michael
Nathan of the sugar division said: “This
shows an increase in the neighborhood
of $2,000,000 over the corresponding
month of the previous vaar_”
CHINESE REFUSE TO
ALLOW THE MINISTERS
FREE COMMUNICATION
Request of American Govern
ment Is Denied by the
Tsung Li Yamen.
SURPRISE FOR THE ENEMY
Large Russian Force Will Land at a
Point Convenient to Peking to Con
verge With the National Troops Now
Advancing on the City—Gen. Chaffee
Meets With Many Difficulties.
Washington, Aug.. 4. —Taken in con
nection with what has preceded them,
today’s cablegrams from China place
the Chinese government in tho unique
position of denying liability for what
the Chinese troops have done at Peking,
while assuming responsibility for what
they are now doing in tho neighborhood
of Tien Tsin.
The tsung li yamen’s intimation that it
is not expedient to allow communica
tion between our government and its
minister because fighting is going on
near Tien Tsin, loaves little doubt as to
who is responsible for the resistance be
ing offered to the allied forces. Tho
Chinese government will assume respon
sibility for what has happened or what
will happen as a result of military ac
tion.
Os course this notice from the tsung
li yamen can be construed as an answer
to Secretary Hay’s demand upon Li
Hung Chang that free communication
be opened with the ministers at Peking
and their own governments and, in con
sequence, the negotiations which were
about to be instituted had that request
been complied with, may be regarded as
indefinitely postponed.
Surrounded by Difficulties.
The international column is still sur
rounded by strong difficulties in their
progresss to Peking. While the war
department has' heard recently from
General Chaffee the officials will not
make public his dispatch and r .sed to
say whether they themselves 1 .ew that
the movement had begun.
There are signs that all is not well
with General Chaffee and that he is
meeting with greater difficulties than
has been expected in getting his troops
debarked and ready for the start toward
Peking.
There is a renewal of the rumor that
something is occurring at Shan Hai
Kwain at the eastern end of th-' great
wall, which will surprise the Chinese.
It is believed here that a strong Russian
column either has been or will be at
some point near Peking to converge
simultaneously with the international
column apd thus divide the Chinese op
posing forces.
OUR CASUALTIES IN CHINA.
Americans Killed and Wounded In
Battle of Tien Tsin.
Washington, Aug. 4.—The following
casualties in tho Ninth infantry at Tien
Tsin, China, on July 13, last, arc re
ported by General MacArthur:
Killed—Emerson H. Liscum, colonel;
John A. Potter, George H. Buckley,
Corporal Richard Slater, John McPart
land, Gotfried Svenson, Barney Conyea,
John Porter, Oscar C. Olden, John D.
Dreher, Axell Skogsberg, James B. Tay
lor, enlisted Mobile, Ala., near relative
Mrs. S. J. Taylor, Sistrunk, Ala.; Cas
per, Schwertfeger, Clyde Jamison, Fred
erick Rieff, John P. Smith, Dewey Rog
ers. Missing—Myron C. Miller. Since
died —Corporal Stephen O’Dea, James
O’Neill. In addition to this there were
77 wounded.
COAST LINED WITH WRECKS.
Disastrous Gale on the Channel —Traf-
fic Interrupted.
London, Aug. 4. —Channel traffic has
been interrupted today by a gale and
the Welslj coast is strewn with wrecks
of coasters and pleasure craft.
The racing yacht Corsair was sunk in
collision with a steam fishing boat off
Ramsgate. A steamboat believed to be
the Fairy Queen was sunk off Lapwell.
Crops have been much damaged. Tele
graph wires in Great Britain and over
half the continent are partly down.
Funeral of the Duke of Saxe.
Lon don, Aug. 4.—Simultaneously with
the funeral of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg
and Gotha today the memorial service
was held in the chapel royal at St.
James palace, which was attended by
the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of
York, the Duchess of Argylle, the Duke
and Duchess of Marlborough and lead
ing court notables and diplomatics. The
chapel, which was decorated with ex
otics, presented an impressing appear
ance. Tho service was fully choral.
The congregation wore court dress.
Believed to Be an Accomplice.
Monza, Italy, Aug. 4. It is now be
lieved that Shoemaker Nicolini of Billa
was Bresci’s accomplice. Nicolini has
disappeared, but he telegraphed to
Bresci on July 20 announcing his de
parture, “everything being ready.”
Charged With Murder.
Berlin, Aug. 4. Baron Muench,
formerly a member of the reichstag, has
been arrested, charged with having
murdered an employe on his estate at
Muegringen. The prisoner is insane.
Date of.llumbert’s Funeral.
Rome, Aug. 4.—The date of King
Humbert’s funeral has been definitely
fixed for next Thursday, Aug. 9.
May Become a Trust Company.
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 4.—The Equita
ble Building and Loan association will,
in all probability, become a trust com
pany. The directors have decided to
recommend such a course at the next an
nual meeting of stockholders to bo held
Oct. 25.
Two New Enterprises.
Columbia, S. 0., Aug. 4.—The Ander
son Fertilizer company has been char
tered. Capital, SIOO,OOO. The Green
ville Drug company has applied for a
charter. Capital stock. $35,000.
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