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?H? SUMTER WATCHMAN, Established April. 1S50.
"Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God'sJandiTruth's."
THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established Jane 13(6
Consolidated Aug. 2,1881
New Series-Vol. XX. No. 10
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Geo Chaffee With Legation
Guard Will Remain.
Wasbiogcoo, Sept 25 -The United
States government today took the first
step towards tho redemption of its
pledge made co the Russian govern?
ment- Aug 28:b last by oabliog an in?
struction to Geo Chaffee to red coe the
American forces io China to the pro
portion of a legatioo guard. Nearly a
mooth ago the Russian government was
told through M. de Woliaot, its charge
here, that if the Rassiao forces and
ministry were withdrawn from Pekio
"we shall give instructions to the com
mander of the American forces in
Cbioa to withdraw our forces from
Pekio. after dae coofereoce with the
other commanders as to the time and
maaoer of withdrawal 77
That time has now come, aod today's
action marks the beginotog of the
disappearance of the American army
From Cbioa, for although some military j
force is to remain it will not be of thc !
character of any but uoder the coodi?
ri?os io the order to Geo Chaffee, and
under its official designation as a
"legatioo guard'1 will be rather of the
natara of a civil guard. This small
force will nob be included m aoy mili?
tary operations which may be conduct?
ed by the allied armies, aod so wiil oot
fa'l subject to the directioo of Marshal
Conor- von Waldersee, the commander
Loodoo. Sept. 26, 5.50 a. m -Ooly
through The Associated Press advices
from New York, published in this
morning's papers, does the British
public ?earn that the United States aod
GreaS Britain are agaio arraigned
together io opposition to the continental
powers. Apparently such a grouping
was entirely unexpected in both Berlin
aod Loodoo aod until aa official state?
ment is made comment will be withheld.
The Daily Chronicle however devotes
a brief editorial paragraph to the an?
nouncement, expressing a hope that it
is erroneous aod declaring that the
only way io which England cao reap,
the fruit of her exertioos io Cbioa is
by standing shoulder to shoulder with
Germ aoy aod Japan, as the ooly
effective counterpoise to Rue6o-Frencb
machioations and the weak-kneed
policy of America.>J
The Times io ao editorial OD China's
000 repeotaot mood, refers to Great
Britain's reply io the same tone as The
Daily Chronicle aod says : "The ooao
try would be both astonished aod
shocked if our goveromeot did not
warmly support the German proposal
?t is simply iooooceivable that the Brit?
ish of all goveromeots should refuse to
accede to a prooosal at once so reasoo
able aod just."
The editorial prooeeds to quote from
The Times' Berlin correspondent to the
effect that tbe German oote coosisted of
two well defined parts, the first coo
taioiog the view of tbe Germao govern
meot that the crimnai sought to be
surrendered before negotiations were
begun and the second setting forth tbe
proposal that China should invite the
frrei^n ministers in Pekin to designate
those whom they regard as the ring
1 aders The correspondent says thar
Russia and Japan ari understood to
dissent trots the fir^t pstrr of the note
and that the United States government
confused the two porticos He adds
rhat "it appear? to bo admitted that
Germany will Dot insist co pressing ber
view at pros?nt "
The editorial concludes with an ex
pression of confidence that the Briti-h
?people will bofh endorse the view sud
support tho proposal. It suggests,
however, 'hat ir is quite cor?C( ivabio
that Lord Salisbury "t::*y not Cu.ro to
go further :'or rhe moment than Ger
many herself now considers suffieieot-.'
Meanwhile the news fr?.m Cb..'ja in?
dicates that events are rapidly (. r;frir e
io the direotiou of war between China
aod Germany.
- -r^- .^mm~
Col. J. A. Hoyt, Jr., has resigned
his commission as aide on Governor
McSweeney's staff.
London, Sept 27 -The Times
prints correspondence from Niu
Chwang declaring that the Russians
have killed indiscriminately between
1,500 and 2,000 Boxers and Chinese
civilians, men, women aud chitaren,
both inside and outside of the walls.
The correspondent adds that from all
sides comes reports of the violation
of women and that the Russians are
carrying ont a policy of the deptrnc
tton of property and the extermina
tion of the people in Kia Chan
Nearly all the villages have been
burned and the inhabitants killed
For some days, the correspondent
declares, the soldiers and Cossacks
have been allowed to dc what they
like, and he thinks the annexation of
Manchuria is intended.
- ?- i i - -
London, Sept 27-According to
the Yokohama correspondent ol The
Daily Mail, Japan assents to Ger?
many's proposal, but at the same
time strongly urges that there should
be no prolonged delay in the negotia?
tions. The same authority says that
Japan weald decline to foilow Ger
many in pursuing the imperial court
into the interior of China.
Paris, Sept 26 -It is asserted from
excellent diplonatic sources that
Italy and Austria are the only powers
which have replied favorably and
unconditionally to Germany's note
It is certainly a fact that the replies
of Russia and France are almost
identical, advocating the punishment
of the originators of the anti foreign
assaults but, not making their surren?
der an absolute condition of the
peace preliminaries
Japan takes a middle course, lean
ing a little more strongly towards
Germany while Great Britain
- - -
Washington, Sept 26 -It ia stated
in diplomatie quarters that definite and
official information bas been reoeived
that Prince Tu;.n bas been appointed
president of the privy council of China
instead of grand secretary, as was first
reparted, and tim a number of other
Coioese officials, prominent in the
recent uprising, have been similarly
honored The Chinese minister bas
not been advised of Prince Tuao's
appointment, bat he expressed the
belief, affer calling a? the state depart?
ment today, tba: the report probably
was true. The position of president
of the privy counoii is said to be one of
foremost importance, similar to tbat of
secretary of state or premier.
- ? ? -
How the Situation Looks to
Engl?s?j; Observers.
London. Sept 28. 4 a m.-The only
dispatoh of special interest from China
this morning is the following from Dr
Morrison to The Times, dated Pekio,
Sept 21 :
"The recent punitive expeditions
have had an excellent effect io increas?
ing security and facilitating the entry
of supplies, but nothing can be counted
as effective until Pao Ting Fa has been
rased and tbe foreigners and the refa
gees at Cheng Ting and other places
known to the generals are rescued.
"M de Giers has addressed a memo?
rial to the empress dowager offering
her the protection of Russia and re
qaesting her to return to Pekin.
Forty chief Chinese officials have sent
a memorial to the emperor and empress
dowager beseeching them to return
"The conflicting intered of Rugsia
and Great Britain prevent a systematic
attempt to reconstruct the railway, al?
though restoration would be easy "
The Russians, according to the Shan?
ghai correspondent of the Morning
j Post, have virtually abandoned the
j province of Chi Li to Germany.
I _
I Berlin. Sept 27.-Frr>m two high
! diplnmitic sources it was ?earned today
1 thit ai! thc answer? which have been
rrcei7ed to Germany's proposition have
one feature in common. While ac-cpi
iag :n principle 'he demand for r. pron?
er punishment cf thc ringleaders riv, y
ie?u-2 to pof-rpor.o all peac? oegotia
:i ns ur.t'i af;cr the settlement of thi>
one point. The replies cf Japan and
France arc in agreement ::- .?. rbi-;.
Therefore it cannot bc truthfully said
thai Count von Buelow'^ latent ?vc
b-is proved an utqaaiiSed succcrs.
Paris, Sept 'lt -Thc Fieocn con.-ui
at Shanghai cabks arider date of Tues
day. Sept 25, that Tung Fun S;*n has
just been appointed general of the
western and northern armies The
consul adds that according to Chinese
information the Viceroy?' ard governors
have received an imperial secret deoree !
instructing them to fight the foreigners !
and destroy them. j
Killed and Captured
Au Entire Company.
Capt. Shields and 51 Men of
Twenty-Ninth Infantry
Washington, Sept. 28 -Geo Mac
Arthur today cabled the war depart?
ment from Manila that on Sept. ll,
Capt. Devereaox Shields with 51
men of Co. F, Twenty ninth volun?
teer infantry, left Santa Cruz for
Torrijos. Nothing has been heard
from him since and it is supposed
that the entire party, including Capt.
Shields, has been captured with
many killed and wounded.
The cablegram follows :
Manila, Sept 28
Adjutant General, Washington :
Sept. li, Capt Devereaux Shields,
51 men, Co F, Twenty-ninth regi
mont, U. S Y I , one hospital corps?
man, left Santa Cruz, Marinduque.
by gunboat Yiialobes for Torreyjos
intending to return overland to Santa
Cruz Have heard nothing since
from Shields Scarcely doubt entire
party captured with many killed,
wounded, Shields among latter
Information sent by letter from com?
manding officer at Boac, dated Sept.
20th, received Sept 24, consisted of
rumors through natives Yorktown
and two gunboats, Anderson (colonel
Thirty-eight infantry), two com?
panies Thirty-eighth infantry, sent
Marinduque immediately. Anderson
confirms first report as to capture
but unable Sept. 27 to give details
present whereabouts Shields and
party, names killed and wounded.
This information probably available
soon. Anderson has orders com-!
menee operations immediately and
move relentlessly until Shield's party
rescued All troops expected soon.
Logan will be sent Marinduque if
necessary clear up situation.
The Twenty ninth infantry was re
emited at Fort McPherson (Atlanta,
Ga ) Capt. Shields was lieutenant
colonel of the Second Mississippi
duri?g the Spanish war. He was
made captain in the Twenty-ninth
infantry July 5, 1899. fie was a
resident of Natchez, Miss , where his
! wife now resides The scene of this
j latest reverse is a small island lying
i due south of the southern coast of
! Luzon and about 300 miles from
Manila. Marinduque is about 24
miles in diameter aud was garrison?
ed by two small detachments of Uni?
ted States troops One of these was
at ?oac on the we6t coast of the
island and the other was at Santa
j Cruz, the principal port on the north
side. Capt. Shields appears to have
started from Santa Crtrz on a gunboat
for Torreyjos, a small coast port and
it is inferred that the boat as weli as
the body of troops under that officer
has been captured, for the dispatch
makes no reference to her return.
.-?? ? ' - -
Insurgents Vigorous.
Manila, Sept 26.-Monday night
vigorous insurgent attacks were made
upon the United States outposts in
the district near Zapote bridge, Las
Pinas, Paranaque, Bacoor and Imus,
22 milee south of Manila, the scene
of the fighting last October. It is
estimated that the rebels numbered
400 aad they were armed with rifles.
The inhabitants took refoge io the
churches. The Americans have since
energetically dispersed the enemy,
killing and wounding fifty,
j A party of scouts belonging to the
{ Twenty fifth United States infantry,
j landed on the Island of Samar, the
j inhabitants and insurgents fleeing to
j the mountains They met with but
j slight resistance and burned a town.
What Wellington Said.
; George L We i li og too. republican
; senator fer Mary lao ci, spoke from the
saaue platform with W. J. Bryan, when
, the latter opered the campaign in that
State Mr Wellington t-aid : * I am
QTC tonight ro ?ojiare my unalterable
; antagonism to the policy or imperialism
and my opposition to tho repriser; tari vc
of that vicious principe. [t is :?:.<
occasion o? ??oro ti.-ar? ordioarv import
anco for any man to actagoniza tb;
polirica! par'y which be lias s- rved for
a quarter o? a century ; to which be S
has stree? the best years of his Hie, a* d
fi?r which li ; has achieved some success i
I' bri:.-gs much bitterness ard vitupera j
ti-ti. The vt'ils of wrath have aiready '
been opened upon me, and there wi il ;
bo rnuch that is on pl ?ass. ni :;? the work
1 have io do I have, however, detre-'!
t:;!-?'>:l to oo that whivh 1 believe to bo
for th-- best interest ot my oouo'ry I !
wiii do my whole duty and in tb . per- j
formauce of my du:y I fiod ir necessary j
not oniy to oppose the re elect too ot
Presided McKinley, bur to emphasize
that position by t-opporting bin aotago
oist, who ia tbis election stands for free !
government accordiog to the coos.titu- j
Lee Talks About Cuba.
People of the Island Want
a Stable Government of
Their Own,
Washington, D. C , Sept 22.
General Fitzhugh Lee, who has re?
turned from Cuba on a leave of
absence is here. Speaking today of
the situation in Cuba, he said :
"The Cubans have held their local
elections preliminary to the establish?
ment of a government and will meet
in convention to provide for the
machinery of government. By the
terms of. the fourth clause of the re
solution of intervention to secure the
freedom of Cuba, congress disclaim?
ed any intention to exercise sover?
eignty over Cuba except for the
pacification of the island and promis
ed to leave its government and con
trol to its people when that should be
accomplished. Under this declara?
tion steps have been taken looking
to the establishment of a stable
government by the people.
"In the exercise of franchise those
who served in the army of the re?
volution against Spain are exempted
from the restriction placed upon the
voter that be must be possessed of
two hundred dollars worth of pro
perty or be able to read and write.
All who served in the revolutionary
army are at liberty to vote without
"The 'Revolutionary party,' which
bas been largely successful iu the re
I cent elections, desires immediate
! independence, without any sort of
protectorate, control or supervision
by the United States, and the im?
mediate withdrawal of the American
troops The more conservative peo?
ple merchants and business men,
many of whom are Spanish, aud the
Cubans of some wealth and substan?
tial business interests, together with
the foreigners, of whom there are
many of different nationalities, desire
continuance of the supervision of the
United States.
"The United States undertook re?
sponsibility for the establishment of
a stable form of government and is
pledged to the protection of the
British, German, French and other
foreign subjects residing and doing
business in Cuba If the Cubans
form an entirely independent govern?
ment, rejecting all supervision or
control by the United States and the
United States acquiescing withdraws
its troops, relinquishing all authority,
a qtrestion arises as to the guaranteed
protection of foreign interests
"If any disorder should arise and
foreign subjects should be injured
and foreign interests suffer, all re?
sponsibility being abandoned by the
United States, the power whose sub
jects were injured or where interests
were threatened would undoubtedly
send war vessels, perhaps, many of
them, to the ports of Cuba to insure
the protection which we no longer
gave, and to compel reparation of
injury that was done. You under?
stand what this would mean ? I do
not know what this government will
do if a government which rejects
connection with the United States is
organized and the withdrawal of oar
troops demanded. It may be if there
ls plain indication of disorder or in?
ability on the part of the newly form?
ed government to preserve order and
to protect foreigners, that we will re?
tain troops on the island for the pur?
poses of protection uutil the stability
of the new government is assured "
Washington, Sept 26 -Of the six
warships which were last week order- j
j ed to proceed to the orient to reeoforce I
the Astatic squadron, the Albany and \
the Wilmington have started on their j
long journey. The Albany sailed from I
Piraeus yesterday arid tcd.\7 the Wil- j
alington left Montevideo for Bahia, j
Braiil. Thence she will oross tho At-'
iantie and proceed via the Mediterra
! nean.
i it, was cxpccied .hat the big bat j
? ?'e-hip Kentucky would not be delayed !
I beyond a fop; days in her preparation';, .
bur. niter (*n::'"?T into dr-? dock at the
r -
New York T.aro y-f.rrrday ir was de
cided io make some chontes which will
probably ??elay her acparture for ihr?o
wrck<= Thc principal alterations wiii
be made in connection with her turret
gun.* Capt Chester who commands
the ivc-ctacuv found that afrer firing rho
ttirr-'f guns ran oat roo qutcfciy and :
'made too grear a >hr>ck on thc gun
carriages. The crcin-infr- bnrouu de?
cided to remed? this defect
Moorefield ^;ory, a lawyer
and writer in Boston, who
deoliced the nomination for ?he Pies- . <
idrocy bv th?? Inriiaoapoirs con?
vection of independents has announced
for Bryan ll" says the country has i i
much more to fear frem ?he re election : <
of McK'.nley than from the election of 1
Bryan even it be did ali that the' Ro- <
publican alarmists say he will. <
Roosevelt and a Mob.
Gets a Hot Dose Prom the
Cripple Creek Miners.
Cripple Creek, Colo , Sept. 26 -
Gov. Roosevelt had a most exciting
experience today at Victor, a few
miles from Cripple Creek, among the
mines where a demonstrative crowd
bad assembled.
The governor bad a narrow escape
from serious personal violence. The
incident was the only one of the kind
that has occurred during the progress
of the trip, and it is said that the
trouble was occasioned by a small
body of roughs who had been organ?
ized and paid for the purpose of
breaking up the meeting The men
engaged were few in number, but
very violent In their af.tack
Gov Roosevelt spoke at Armory
hall, which was filled He had hard?
ly begun speaking when he was in
terrupted by noisy demonstrations.
He said :
"In my [State the men who were
put on the common platform to draw
up an anti-trust platform at the Kan?
sas City convention, bad at that time
their pockets filled with ice trust
stock. The Democratic leader in
New York, Richard Croker, upon
whom you base your only hope, aDd
it is a mighty slim hope too, was
another great stockholder, and if in
fact you were to read through the
iiet of stockholders in that trust,
it would sound like reading the roll
of members of Tammany bail "
A voice cried : "What about the
rotten beef?"
The governor replied : "1 ate it,
and you will never get near enough
to get bit with a bullet or withiu five
miles of it."
Gov. Roosevelt succeeded in finish?
ing his remarks, though there was an
evident intention among those pre
sent that be should not do so. When
the governor left the hall with his
party to go toward the train, he was
surrounded by a company of Rough
Riders, commanded by Sherman Bell,
one of his own soldiers in the Spanish
war. He was also accompanied by
Gen Curtis Guild, Jr., of Boston ;
John Proctor Clarke, of New York ;
Gen Irving Hale of Colorado ; United
States Senator Wofcott, Frank C
Goudy, candidate for governor of
Colorado ; A M. Stevens, Lieut
Tied and others.
Gov. Roosevelt and his party were
on foot A crowd of men and boys
began throwing stones and shouting
for Bryan. The Rough Riders,
mounted and unmounted, closed in
around the governor to protect him
from assault by the mob. One made
a personal attack upon the governor
and succeeded in slrikiog bim a blow
in the breast with a stick. The
assailant was immediately knocked
down by Daniel M Sullivan, post
master of Cripple Creek
A rush was theo made by the mob
to drag the mounted meo from their
horses The men on foot closed
around the governor, making a
wedge, which pushed the crowd and
they finally succeeded io gaining the
train, which was surrounded by the
By this time there were probably
1,000 or 1,500 excited people in tte
vicinity and fisticuffs were exchanged
on all sides Many of the mob were
armed with sticks and clubs and some
with rotten potatoes, stale eggs and
lemons The entire party regained
the train, however, without serious
injury, and it pulled out of the place
with the Rough Riders on the rear j
Gov. Roosevelt, while regretting!
the occurrence, was not disturbed by j
the incident, and was ready to pro?
ceed with hie speeches in Cripple
Did Teddy Pay Them.
Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 27-When!
the special train bearing the Roose j
velt party arrived here this evening
the station was crowded with people
to see the governor The evening !
meetings were held and al ! of them !
were attended by targe audiences, j
During the day at the various step- [
ping; pisces thc crowds were remark - j<
ably 'large and an unusual interest j
manifested j
At Canon City another organized ? <
attempt was made by a small minor- j,
itv to interrupt the proceedings. ? ,
This mob '.van composed mostly of j
boys, with a few mon who shouted
for Kryjin and cheered so as to inter t
rupt tho speakers One of the I
youngsters, being asked why Ire was t
acting sr? disorderly, stated that he i
wart hired ti? ?lo so They wore uni- '
form caps and acted in concert i ?
- wu - -
Joseph B Noble, father cf tho firs: | .
ch?!d born of a polygamous marriage ?? j r
in the Mormon church, was buried at i r
Bountiful, Urah, recently The fun-1
2ral services wero attended hy thirty of! '
if hi? childreo, 84 of his grandchildren, l t
Mr Noble bad pix wives, 47 childreo, f
)f whom 33 are living, and 124 graod- o
jhildreo. s
Two Preachers Shot
While in the Pulpit.
Newberry, Sept 27.-Newe has
lost reached the city that OD the third
Sunday in August, the negroes mern?
oe re of Belmont Baptist church in
No 6 township had a knock down
agbt all over the church during the
hour of preaching.
The third Sn?day in September
part of the congregation told the
preachers if they attempted to preach
they would kill them, finally the
preachers were allowed to preach but
there was considerable confusion.
Sunday night just as the congrega?
tion went to kneel in prayer after the
sermon, two shots were fired through
the window, one shot taking effect in
the back of the pastor, the Rev
Young Reeder, the other shot hit
close to the visiting preacher. Then
pandemonium reigned.
Warrants have been issued for ten
negroes I understand the row was
caused by a split in the congregation
ibout the pastor. There bas been a
factional fight in the church for the
past two years. This factional strife
bas made the church u nuisance to
the white people of the community.
Hali ?ck Tr ibbie is charged with
3hooting at the other preacher, with
eight other negroes as accessories.
Hester's Weekly Statement.
New Orleans, Sept 28.-Secretary
Hesster' weekly New Orleans cotton
exchange statement issued today &bows
the amount of cotton brought into
sight for the week ending this afternoon
to be 339,222 bales, against 339,729
for the corresponding time last year
and 368,593 year before last.
This brings the total of the crop
moved into eight for the 28 days of the
new season to 812,222 against 995,859
last year, and 830,270 year before.
Receipts at all United States ports
since Sept 1 were 561,843 bales against
691,259 last year ; overland, across the
Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac rivers to
northern mills and Canada 17,892.
against 50,173 last year ; ioterjor
stocks io excess of Sept 1st, 123,115,
against 132,801 ; southern mill takings
109,372, against 121,626. Foreign
exports since Sept 1 have been
230,424, against 394.971 last year.
The total takings of American mills
north and south and Canada thus far
for thc season have been 161,144,
against 215,600 last year.
Since the close of the commercial
year stocks at American ports and the
29 leading southern interior eeotres.
have been increased 440,654 bales,
against an iocrease for the same period
last season of 380,269. Icoludicg
am cen ts left over from the last crop,
the supply to date is 934,756, against
1,614,757 for the same period last
year. .
Atlanta, Sept 28 -BOD Chas A.
Collier, former mayor of Atlanta and
commissioner to the Paris exposition,
died this morning from the effects of an
accidental pistol wound received yes?
terday morning. Mr Collier was not
oonscioos at any time after receiving
the wound and the facts attending tt
are not known. Circumstances indi?
cate, however, that Mr Collier fell from
the steps of toe porch io the rear of
his residenoe while investigating some
ccise that had awakened him.
Mr Collier was found at the bottom
of the stairs which lead from the back
porch to the yard. He was lying OD
the brick pavement with one wouod on
his bead, where he had Strock it ia
felling and another in his left side im?
mediately beiow the ribs, caused by the
bullet from his pistol.
Springfield, 111, Sept 25 -While the
Chicago, Peoria and St Louis and the
Chicago and Aiton trains were -acing
to the State fair grounds leia afternoon
on parallel tracks, the locomotive of
the Obicfcgo and St Louis jamred the
track, struck the other engine aod both
pero cidiy wrecked Engineer John
It y ?. rj and Engineer Jerry Hail ot rte
Chicago, Poor:.', and St L?uis train
crere ?L- tacitly killed. No passengers
?ver;: injured.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 25-There
ir- 17 foreign steamers cow here ready
:"r cargo. The (S:;al receipts of cot?
on today were 13,201 bales. More
thar. 2,000 contracts have been Ut for .
> pair? or rebuilding asd general busi
icss has been partially resumed
The elcanog of the immense mass
>f wreckage ereared by the storm is
>iegressing fast as tue limited Jabor sup
>iy permits
--W* li ? ?Bill
Mobile, Ala, Sept 27.-Thc subscrip
ion of Mobile to rhe Galveston relief
und was closed today eoowiog actual
ash $0,773 besides $500 in clothing,
upplies, etc.

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