The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on September 9, 1900 · 1
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J ttittKM. rmm v Temperature Yesterday, 2 i (From Weather Bureau. ' ? i J a. m..., , ,..jt ,2 , 7 p. tp. ... , 1 J 1 Minimum ........7 $ ' ' 2 Average for day S3 X " MiMimmwi si ; - w earner xvncuk. v k. . -t J WASHINGTON. Sept.,. 2 "The weather' forecast lot -X Alabama is u follows: Gen- . ".' " eraUy fair Sunday and Moni- ' day; fresh easterly winds, Z t shifting to southerly. ', -. J VOLUME LXXT. MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA. SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER - 9.: 1900.- 16 PAGES. NUMBER 214.4 OFF BY STORM Fears fdt for. Safety .of the Is-O land City. ' . . . f ' ' ALL BRIDGES ARE BLOWN AWAY Is No Way of -Commanicatiig with : . the Town. . She Last He w Left Thr Tester-day Afternoon and at 'that Hour the Storm Was Increasing in Violence. Waco, Texas, Sept. 9. A report received here by telephone from Houston, etates that a message from Galveston by way of Vera Crus, Mexico, says that the west end of Galveston Island w completely submerged i the greater part of the city is under water and thousands , of " terror-stricken people ' are huddling together on the highest parts ' of the Island to escape the waters. The storm was still raging at the time the dispatch was sent. New Orleans, Sept. 8. A special fcora Dallas, Texas, says: ' All Texas is in the keenest state of doubt and uncertainty tonight concerning the fate of Galveston, the Island city. In everybody's mind is the diru suspicion that an awful calamity rests behind the lack of information from the Gulf Coast. It is reported here that immense destruction has befallen Galveston and other places. It is said that th" Dridges leading from the mainland to the island have been swept away by the terrible force of the wind and the rolling up of the water In the hay. The bridges are four in number, three for railroad uik and one th Galveston County public wagon and pedestrian bridge. It seems hardly rredible that all these bridges could b swept away without the city suffering tremendously in the, loss of buildings, general property and lives. Not a wire is working into Galveston, either telegraphic, or telepnone, and as all bridges carried wires, thv fears that all the bridges are gone 1 strengthened. The Foetal Telegraph Company, this evening, : started out a repair train from- Houston, but it proceeded a few miles only before it had to stop b-c ause of storm obstructions and had to return to Houston without maklna no improvement in the Postal servtoe. The Western Union situation : is equally as bad, and the telephone ltnn Hie also down. Considering Stat all that ha been learned so far of the storjj is from the main land and the bay, a dread is felt that the wind may veer around Gulfward, In which event Galveston will be in direct peril. PART OF CITY DBSRERTED. Thousands Flocked to , the Higher Ground to Escape Drowning. New Orleans, Sept. 8. A special frem San Antonio. Texas, cays: Possibly the last dispatch out of the flooded- city of Galveston was received in San Antonio tonight by Jerry Girard. manager of the Southern Turf Exchange, announcing the death of bis brother by drowning. The message left Galveston at 8:15 p. m., by Mexican cable, and came lo ban Antonio, via Vera Crus, City of Mexioo and El Paso. - According to the message, the entire lower portion of the city is deserted, and thousands are huddled on the higher ground in drenching rain and blinding storm for safety. Girard's brother was'carriad out to sea and drowned while endeavoring to rescue a family in a shanty that was being dashed, to pieces by the waves. Outside of this sole authentic statement, the news of the flooded city consists of such pieces of Information as passed over the wires between Virginia Point and other Interior places. Virginia Point is the. Santa Fa station nearest Galveston Inland and these reports say that when the wires failed, the hurricane was doing more damage than the high water, though the town was in the greatest danger of complete inundation and th people were growing frenzied at the prospects before them. The Huntington wharf in provements and the government bar-racks were reported-to be the greatest sufferers. The soldiers at San Jacinto have been withdrawn Into the center of the city, according to the railroad official reports, and did valiant service In h way of relief and volunteer police work. - THE STORM STRIKES HOUSTON. Great Damage Done to Residences and .Business .Houses. Houston, Texas, (Midnight) Sept. 8. The wind is blowing sixty miles an hour tn Houston at midnight and great damage is being done to business houses and residences throughout the city. The Associated Press wire is the only one that is working, all other telegraph and telephone business being shut oft The electric light plant has been closed down as the wires became crossed with telephone wires and several - persons were shocked, -though no one was seriously hurt. Several great brick and iron ' smokestacks have been blown over and tin roofs are as numerous on the ground as on houses. . The streets are utterly deserted so there have been no casualties. ; The storm has spread to the interior and there is great anxiety in this city. People are offering extraordinary sums to - the - telegraph companies to get messages through to Galveston and other points, but nothing can be done for them. Up to midnight nothing has been heard from Galveston. , There is an unconfirmed rumor that the hurricane raging along the gulf coast has played smash with the town of Rockport. on. - the lower 1 coast and that the :-. great - club - house built by K. H. R. Green near there has been blown away with the loss of life as there was several, guests in the bouse, bat their names are not known sere and the same report says that a Vyclone raged through Live Oak Coun-7. but it could not have done much damage, as that county is not thickly settled. -- .-.'- -- - - - The storm on the Texas ccaat has been a fierce one and there are all sorts of rumors -as to the damage done. The- telegraph wires - and : telephone wires; are down in every direction and there is 'no way of confirming these rumors or of getting an accurate news as to what has really happened. - The wind has blown a hurricane all day and has been accompanied by a driving rain In Houston. Considerable damage has been .done, but all of a minor character. - - Galveston is shut off from the rest of the earth, neither telegraph company nor the telephone company has a wire left standing. - -Not a train has come in or gone out today and none will get through tonight. A partial report came through by wire this afternoon. It said that the low streets on both sides of the city were Inundated and that many persons had been driven from their homes along the beach by the encroaching waters; rain water was standing in the street to the depth of three feet and could not be driven off. The storm has caused ths .highest water for ten years. . This morning the surf came over the beach from East Broadway around to the foot of Twenty-fourth. Street, and the water crept Into several blocks and in low places bad crept up the streets a dozen blocks. The water is .quite high on the bay side but a strong north wind prevents any damage in that direction. If the wind shifts to the southeast there will be considerable inundation but serious damage is . not likely because, while the waves . are high, they have but little force. The shelving of the track breaks the force of the waves' action before it reaches -the town. At noon the wind, veering to the East and the water on both the bay and the Gulf was rising slightly and growing more boisterous. There is a report that the steamer Charlotte M. Allen has gone ashore, but it cannot be confirmed. Damage to the Southern Pacific wharves. Just being built, has been great and there is also some damage to small craft along the water front. DAMAGE TO THE CROPS. News of the Great Storm Reaches New Orleans Slowly. New Orleans, ept. .Owing to the prostration of the telegraph wires, news intn tthia citv tonight very oiuwly of the twenty-four hours storm that swept the country last nigm wr miles around, but the wires brought at least one cheering piece of Information, and that was that Dr. O. H. Bur-ford and Sergeant. Quinn of the United States military forces, who were reported drowned, had been miraculously saved and had turned up safe and sound at Fort St. Philip today. The damage done about New Orleans was trifling, amounting only to the cost of fences blown down and truck farms on the outskirts flooded. At the resorts on the lake shore, where It was feared there would be very considerable damage, none of any very serious character occurred. Wharves withstood the fury of the blow, and in spite of the shallowness of Lake Pontchar-traln and Its choppy sea, no water craft seems to have succumbed to the gale. The most costly damage done by the storm has been to the rice and cane crope. s At the hotels tonight there were some forty Louisiana planters from -various sections of the State. They gave dlfr ferent estimates of the damage done, but both in the southeastern and southwestern portions of the State the cane seems to have been badly blown down and the rioe fields damaged. Both the young cane and the maturing stalks suffered, and many thousand acres-lay flat this morning. With , favorable weather, the damage to cane will prob-n v.i.. h. motiniiv rodiif. ThA dam age suffered by the rice, however, is likely to be considerable. There was a large crowd at the depot of the Grand Isle train when it pulled Into the station tonight. Those present expected dire tidings from below. Superintendent Landry and other officials of the road, however, said that the news they had to bring was both good and bad. It was good In that definite information came of the rescue of the two army officers, and bad in that it had been learned that very heavy damage had been, done to the growing crops. The Grand Isle Read tra uArwt some of. the finest sugar and rice plantations In the State. So far as can oo learneu wihsm w storm seems to have been attended with practically no loss of life. The owners of the telegraph line running from here to Port Eads were able to get communlcatiin as far down as Fort St. Pfclllp. Ganga have been sent out to restore the broken communication. Three storm-bound trains on the Louisville and Nashville reached here at 1:39 bearing Superintendent Marshall and other offiplals of the road. They said that there was an eight foot washout at Lookout, seventeen miles from New Orleans. The break has been repaired and trains will run as usual. . The schooner J. J, Clarke ran against the Rigolets bridge at 10:30 last night and turned Turtle and went under the bridge. She was loaded with merchandise and is now floating bottom up. The crew managed to clamber on the bridge and were saved. THE LAST FROM. GALVESTON Yesterday Afternoon the Storm In creased in violence. t.iiAH TavBo anr fi Thp trnni- cal etorm which developed in the West Indies reacnea nere urn uiiu. a bic t kiA4. .. thj km. becoming tem- 1 viu. iu. " pestuous. The force of the storm back ed the waters 01 me iuu, ui uu Aiw?iTir hn lrtv slrftAts? near the beach. - The trestle of thelty railroad on the beach front was wrecked by waves, nut little omer , ouo o done. . The etorm is Increasing in .violence. Some damage along the beach, but nothing serious. If, the wind shifts to the southeast as predicted: by the Weather Bureau there will probably be damage here tonight. - The storm continues here with unabated fury this afternoon. It is feared the waters of the gulf will rise and flood the streets of the city, - Two easels Disabled, i "': : Key West, Fla., Sept 8. The Hollander Line steamer Michigan, from Galveston for New York, put in here this morning with cargo, badly shifted and short of coal, from encounter with the recent storm.- . ' -4 - - The.. Norwegian bark Norjge, from Laguna for Falmouth, with a cargo of logwood, was picked up by the tug George W. Chllds at Coffin, dismasted and listing slightly, and arrived here today. .' : . ' -- ' : Mr. Cleveland Will Hot Serfs. - Washington. Sept. A Ex-President Cleveland has declined the President's appointment as a member of the International Board of Arbitration under The Hague treaty. - Ex-Presidentt Har. rison has accepted the appointment. .. . i . , . Walthour Easily Beaten. ; New Bedford.' Mass., Sept. 8. John E. Nelson of Chicago, won easily in his twenty- mile motor paced bicycle race with 'Bob Walthour of Atlanta en the Button wood track today.- Time. :!-. , - -. v... . . .. : BRYAN: SPEAKS , . IN MILWAUKEE Record Breaking M to ' the Wis- , consin Metropolis.. HE IS STILL TALKING SILVER Says ReiubLcans are on tbe Def.'n- 0ire on Every Question. .sclares the Democrats Are Hot Responsible for ths Injection , of the Issues of Imperialism and Trusts. Milwaukee. Sept. 8. William J. Bry an made a- record-breaking railroad run from Chicago to Milwaukee today to open the Democratic National cam paign in Wisconsin; ninety-six ininutes after his soecial train left Chicago, he was at the depot here. Mayor Harrison of Chicago, the Cook councy Dem ocratic Marching Club, witn De. baugh's band, were with Mm. The spe cial was met at Western union Junc tion by Mayor Rose and other leading citizens. After u brief pause at the City Hall. Colonel Bryan was driven to the residence of W. G. Bruce, Chair man of the Milwaukee City and Coun ty Democratic Committee, for lunci-eon. Mayors Harrison and Rose went to National Park to watch a baseball game, and the Cook County Marchers were taken in street cars to National Park, where they were served a luncheon until the speakers arrived at 4:31 o'clock. Aftr a long delay ex-Govr- nor Peck introduced Mayor Harrison, who apoleglzed for his part in the de lay, pleading the engagement at the Dall game. L. J. Bohermlch. a candl date for Governor, followed Mayor Harrison, speaking until Colonel Bry an was ready to begin. Colonel Bry in smiled as he walked to the front of the platform. He watted for the cheer ing to abate and then attacked the Republican party and Jts platform, Colonel Bryan said In part: Republicans on Defensive. "The Republican party is on the de fensive of every' question and yet It is not able to defend itself, Republicaa leaders are no better able to defend their position on the money question than they are on other questions. The only reason they prefer to talk about the money question's that they can use old arguments and when they talk on trusts and imperialism they cannot use any argument. (Ajtnlause.) "The difference between the Repub lican snd the Democratic party in 1894, was that while both favored the double standard the Republicans want ed to secure the double standard by foreign aid and the Democrats wanted to secure it without the aid or consent of any other nation on earth. (Ap clause.) "Since 18M the Republican party has put itself on record in favor of the two metals as against the one metal. For how else can you defend the action of a President in sending a commission to Europe to ask other nations to help us restore the double standard? How else can you defend the action of a Republican Congress in appropriating money to pay the expenses of a commission while in Europe trying to get the double standard? How can you defend It except on the theory that the double standard is good? "Read the financial bill passed within a year. Section 14 declares that the bill Is not Intended to stand as an obstacle In the way of restoring the double standard when other nations will help us restore It. (Applause.) And that bill received the sanction of a Republican House of Representatives and Senate and a Republican President put his own signature to the bill. (Applause.) In Debate With Its Platform. "You will find that the Republican Party is now in joint debate with its platform. Laughter.) "Read what its plrtform said at Philadelphia: 'We renew our allegiance to the principle of the gold standard' ("we renew our allegiance') why, to renew means to re-state something that you said before, and that is the first time the Republicans ever stated that position, and 'declare our confidence in the wisdom of the legislation of the Fifty-sixth Congress by which the parity of all our money and the stability of our currency on a gold basis .has been secured' congratulated the country that It had been done, that now it is secure and within two months they are afraid It ain't so." (Laughter.) . The speaker then said that the position of the Democratic Party has undergone no change. "'Now the Republicans say that the maintenance of the gold standard Is the paramount question. If there is any man here who believes that any financial system Is more important than the form of government under which be lives, then he can agree with the Republican Party. I want to show you the kind of argument that the Republican Party presents to the German, who, you all know, is opposed to militarism. The Germans say: 'I don't want a large army.' The Republican leader slaps him on the back and says: Never mind about your army Just so you have a gold dollar tn your pocket.' (Laughter.) The German says: 'I 4on't believe in a system that takes the Best years of a young man's life and devotes them to an army,' and the Republican leader slaps him on the shoulder and says: 'Never mind your boys provided you have got a gold dollar In your pocket.' (Laughter.) . Hind Hothing But the Dollar. ' The German says: 'I came to this country because I believe in liberty. I came here because I believe the people are the source of power. I am4iere bcause I want the Individual to have his rights .respected and hia participation la ths government protected,' and the Republicaa leader pats him on the shoulder and says: 'Never mind liberty, never mind self-government, never mind anything but the . dollar.' (Laughter;) .: . - - , "We are not responsible for the injection of this question lntb politics. If the Republican party had not brought these questions into existence we might nave lougnc this political campaign on other grounds.: If a laboring man says that he does not like the menace of a large army, if be says that he does not like Imperialism, what is the Republican's answer to him? It is not the gold standard, it Is the full dinner pail (Laughter). It a man says,, 'I have ideas in my head,' .the Republican party eays,x 'what do you talk about your bead for If your stomach is full? The full dinner pail argument is an Insult to the man who is complaining that there are forces at work which mean, his destruction and the overthrow of the government he loves. . But the dinner pail is not always full (Laughter.) I read in this morning's paper, a Republican sheet Of Chicago, aa article which describes a threatened strike In the anthracite region, and 1 find the figures given by a member of the National Board of the United Minn, Workers of America, now in session at Indianapolis. I find that the average daily wages received by miners is 81.36.' - Question ef How to Starve. ' "The average wages today of men at work in the mines is 80 cents and one of them, Fred Bilscher of Ohio, it was stated, spoke for all when he said, it is merely a question whether the men would starve to death at work or starve in idleness (Applause). Ninety cents a day for their work at the mine. Six days in the week six nights, think of it. my mends. 85.40 a week for a man to support a family on; It gives no chance for a man to rise In this world. "Take the statistics furnished by , Dun's reports In which you will And every week the number of failures. This week Is a. little larger than the same week last year, and every month of this year has shown more failures than the same month of last year. You win nnd that even the prosperity that t,he Republican party 'has boasted of has not reached ail the people and even tnat we nave Is on the decline. "Ton will find if you will read The Iron Age that last month ihe . decline In the production of iron amounted to more than 50,000 tons. Tou will find that in Massachusetts the operators were discussing the reduction of the wages of the employes In cotton mills 10 per cent, and this morning's paper adds that a man in New Haven had discharged 100 men. and. being a Re publican, and not willing to admit the truth, he said he did it for fear I was going to be elected, and he could not take them back until the danger was over. "But what did the Republican party promise in the way of money? Nothing, and tbat what we got we got, not be cause of the Republicans, but without regard to them. Did the Republican party discover gold In the Klondike? There is nothing said in the platform about it, (laughter), although we might know that if the Republican party ex pected to discover gold anywhere, it would do It in British possessions. The Famine in Europe. "They had a famine In Europe, and we sold them breadstuffs at high prices and got In some money. Did the Re publican party cause the famine? The Republican party Is coining silver and coining it at 16 to 1, (laughter), and the money Increases the circulation. "I suppose the Republican party is responsible for everything that hap pened that gave any benetit for those who worked for wages: The Republican party has offset also the benefits that the laboring man has' received by allowing trusts to extort from him when he comes to buy what he has to buy. (Applause). Let tne laboring roan spend his money for something that he needs, and then he will find for whom the Republican party has been looking. He will find that the trusts have raised the price for what he has to buy more rapidly than any Republican legislation has or can raise the amount of his Income. "The wars for liberty have been fought by men who would rather die for liberty than live fat under slav ery. (Applause). The slave had always a full dinner pail, but under the Industrial despotism that the Republican party is forcing on the United States, men who own the labor of the rest are not - under any obligation to see that they have either food or clothing. (Applause.) "We charge that the Republican party took stands for a large military establishment. Twenty-five thousand soldiers were enough when the government rested on the consent of the govern. But it takes 100,000 when the government rests upon brute force for tbat is the foundation of an empire. (Applause.) A Large Standing Army. "It only took about $23,000,000 to support our standing army in 18K6. It will take about 8100.000,000 to support an army of 1(0,000. A large standing aimy can have but two purposes to carry on the wars In other countries for the benefit of those whom we exploit with their lands and to suppress by force In this country the discontent that ought to be cured by legislation. But if we are going to have war, if we are going to cross oceans and search out Inferior races as the Republican party now speaks of them, we are going to drag the people under our flag and" then notify them that they are not to share In the doctrines of this country. We will need a large army to keep them from making faces while they swallow the benevolent assimilation. (Laughter). We have had expansion; we have had no imperialism. Heretofore, whenever we have expanded the limits of this Republic, the constitution has followed the flag. Imperialism has carried the flag where the constitution cannot go." After referring to the Porto Rican tariff Mr. Bryan said: "If you will take the colony taxation proclamation issued by Kingheorge III and lay by the side of it the Philippine plank In the Republican platform and let a Republican go In without knowing which is which and ask him to pick out the proclamation of the king and the Republican platform the chances are sixteen to one that he will pick out the proclamation. (Applause.) Let me ask of you Republicans, did you buy the Filipinos from Spain? How We Got Philippines. "Who says that you can put sovereignty over human beings? Spain found the Filipinos there, went in with a club, beat them into submission and then sat down holding the club. We found her sitting there paid 320,000,000 for the club and then sat down there ourselves." (Great applause.) "Benjamin Franklin said that the securing of trade was not a cause for which we can Justly spill each others blood. I believe Franklin was right. We have lost more than 2,000 soldiers in the Philippines. How much trade ought we to get in return? (Applause.) What answer will you make to the mother who loses her son? If you want to buy trade with' human blood go out and buy it with your own blood. (Applause and cheers). The American flag was raise! over Cuba and the President has promised that that flag will be hauled down when the Cuban is ready to be raised in its place. If a Republican President can haul down that flag. 200 miles from our shores, a Democratic President can haul it down 7.009 miles from our shores (Great applause). - But the Republicans will not us thto argument much more. Why? Because they have hauled the Sag down in Alaska. (Great applause.) "I believe that our financial policy is good, if you believe it Is not I want to ask you whether you prefer to take the Republican financial policy with the trust, militarism, Imperialism, than our policies. If this nation abandons tbat doctrine of self-government and plants iteelf upon the shifting sands upon which empires rest, where can humanity urn for a successful contest against arbitrary power?- - , PREPARING TO . EVACUATE PEKIN Chaffee Ordered to Be Ready lo Withdraw Troops. PLANS OF THE UNITED STATES All Hffor.s are Making to Secnre Complete Harmony. American Troops In China, With Exception of Guard for Legation, Will Be Sent to the Philippines. Waehingtop. Sept. 8. Orders have been cabled to General Chaffee to pre pare his forces for withdrawal from Pekln. Further than that, the War De partment has taken steps to have at Taku a sufficient number of United States transports to remove these troop to the Philippines as soon as they reach the port. These orders are preparatory and do not necessarily indicate that our govern-ment has decided finally upon an im- mediate withdrawal from China. It is simply placing itself in a position to carry oiit the pledge conveyed in the reply to the Russian note in this lan Kuaae: "The result of these considerations Is that, unless there Is such a general ex- uresslon by the Dowers in favor of con tinued occupation, we shall give in structions to the American forces In China to withdraw our troops from Pekin after due conference with the other commanders as to the time and manner of withdrawal. Ud to the present moment our govern ment has not changed its policy in this matter of withdrawing troops, it has given the subject much consideration since the original note was written, but at all times there has been kept steadily in mind the propriety of removing the American troops from China as soon as this could be done consistently. Harmony is Anticipated. It is intimated that the prospect for securing these objects through completely harmonious action by the powers is brightening every day. It is felt that this is a time for compromise positions, as between the Russian and German designs on China, and such preparations now form the substance of nearly all the diplomatic exchanges which are in dally progress. The continuance of quiet in Pekln, tending to reassure the Chinese officials, Is believed to be rapidly hastening negotiations for a final settlement. There Is the beat reason to believe that were the Chinese Government once as sured of the personal safety of its mem bers; were It relieved of a fear of a dismemberment of China and the menace of a large foreign force in the capital the Imperial court. Including the Emperor and Dowager Empress, would lose no time in returning to Pekin. and opening negotiations for a settlement. Hence the suggsstlon has been thrown out that the allied forces In Pekin be reduced to a number sufficient to ensure the immediate safety of the legations while the remaining forces retire beyond the walled city, perhaps to Tientsin, and if the progress of the negotiations seems to warrant It, perhaps be withdrawn altogether from Chinese soil. There are only two obstacles to the execution of this plan. May Isolate Germany. One Is the difficulty of framing suitable guarantees for the continuance to a satisfactory conclusion of the negotiations for the final seit;-ment. The other Is ;he uncomprimislng attitude of the powers. It is now believed that the difficulty as to guarantees can be satisfactorily adjus.ed. The other obstacles may be overcome by a threatened Isolation of the refractory powers; for It is believed that no one power would care to pursue a war upon China when the other powers had deliberately expressed their Judgment that further hostilities were unwarranted. Beside, hostilities under such conditions, tending to Injure the interests of the other powers in China, might be regarded by them as authorizing a joint demand upon the single power for guarantees, which would be very difficult to meet. For this reason. It Is hoped that the powers can be brought to act in harmony In the matter of the evacuation of Pekin, and if this plan Is executed, that all the American troops, save a small number left to guard the legation at Pekin. can be withdrawn from China before winter sets in. It will not be necessary to delay the negotiations until the evacuation is completed. Even now our Government ,for one, is in position to begin them Instantly upon the appearance of properly accredited representatives of the Chinese Government. JAPANESE ADVICES. Chinese Emperor Reported to Be at Hsuan Hua Fu. Washington, Sept. 8. The Japanese Legation received today the following telegram from the Foreign Office at Tokio: "According to recent telegrams received from General Yamagachl at Pekln, patrol sent out on the 29th ull., went as far as Chang Ping Fu and Lu Kow 'Chao and found everything quiet. "After the Chinese defeat at Peitsang. Yu Lu and all his family, it is reported, committed suicide; Li Ping Hong was killed during the engagement at Tung Chow, anl Hsu Lung also killed hlmteif. while the whereabouts of Prince Tuan and Yang LI have not yet been discovered. "t.r the Chinese ministers were to pay private visits to the foreign representatives on the 30th, Ching Sin and nix other Chinese officials called on the Jepanese Legation. "The Chinese in Pekln being on the verge of starvation, a portion of the rice seized by the Japanese forces was distributed among them. "Prince Ching was expected to arrive on the third at Tsing Ho, when the Japanese cavalry will escort him to Pekin. "The Emperor has been ascertained to be now at Hsuan Hua Fu." Lord Hamilton Speaks. London, Sept. 8. Lord George Hamilton, Secretary of State for India, speaking at Shiffnal this evening said In referring to the Chinese situation, that the communications between the powers had resulted In practical concord on three points. First, that there shall be no partition of China; second. that there shall be no territorial acquisition, and third, to demand reparation for past eutsages and a guarantee against their recurrence. - Division of the Powers. Berlin, Sept. 8. The Tageblatt says tonight that it Is certain Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Italy and Austria will leave their troops at Pekin, those of Russia the United States and probably France withdrawing to Tientsin. ' VICTIMS OF CHINESE FURY. Ten American ' Missionaries and Three American Children Murdered. (Copyright, MM, bv Associated Press.) Shanghai, Friday. 3ept. . 7. Ten American missienaries and three American children, two Danish missionaries ana one British missionary stationed in Shan Si province were murdered late in July according to accurate reports received today. They were: Stationed at Fen Chow Fu. Rev. and Mrs. C. W. Price, Kev. and Mrs. E. R. Atwat:r. all of the American Board, one child of Mr. and Mis. Price and Mr. and Mrs. Atwater's two children; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Lundgren, Danes, and Miss Eldrldge. British. Stationed at Taku. Rev. and Mra. M .H. Clapp, Rev. G. L. Williams. Rev. G. W. Davis. Kiss Rowena Bird and Mrs .Mary L. Parleyg, all of the American Board. The Fen Chow Fu party left the station under a Chinese escort for the coast and were murdered en route. The 'lai Ku party were killed at the sta tion. MINISTER LEADS MOB. He Announces His Intention to Torture Two Negroes. Alton, 111., Sept. 8. Two blood hounds and a posse of fifty men under the Rev. Owen D. Rose, a minister of the Gospel of Sabula, Iowa, are scouring the country in the neighborhood of uoairey, ill.. Just north of this city. In search of two negroes for the pur pose of lynching them. Mr. Rose has requested the authorities not to inter fere In case the men are taken, as he Intends to string them up by their legs with their heads dangling downward and shoot them to death. Up to a late hour nothing had been heard from the pursuers, and it is believed that the negroes are still at large. William Riggs, a brother-in-law of the Rev. Mr. Rose, lives on a farm two miles west of Godfrey'. He was in the field cutting corn yesterday whn two negroes approached him and asked for work. He told them that he had no work to offer them, and they demanded that he give them all the mon. ey he bad. Rlggs saw that he had no show in a physical encounter with his two visitors, and he put his hand in his pocket to give them 60 cents, all the money he had with him. The negroes, the Instant he let go of his corn knife, his only weapon of defense, knocked him down and went at him with razors. After making sev eral horrible gashes and cuts with their weapons, rendering Riggs practically helpless, the twq negroes proceeded to draw lines in circles around his leg and many fancy cut and figures. When they had tired of this occupation they leit their victim in the field. rtiggs lay there bleeding and helpless for an hour and a half before he was found by his brother-in-law, who had been visiting at the farm. Chasing a Negro. Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 8. Officers and bloodhounds are tonight on the chase of Levi Thomas, a negro, who this evening killed his wife. He shot his wife and a negro man through the head with a rifle. COTTON SPINNERS MEET. Resolution to Combine With the Hosiery Spinners. Charlotte, N. C., Sept. 8. A consolidation of the Southern Cotton Spinners' Association and the Hosiery Spinners' Association was practlclly concluded here today. A resolution was passed b.y the committees of both associations, recommending a consolidation under the name of the Southern Cotton Spinners' Association. The special Committee of the Yarn Spinner's Association is not vested with authority to bind its association to the course mentioned, but was instructed to report to the meeting of the association in Atlanta September 12. The consolidation.' if effected, will bring together under one organization, between 80 and 85 per cent, of all tho yarn manufacturers of the South and will mean the centering of all South-em cotton manufacturing In one interest for mutual protection and ben efit. EARL LI TO GO TO PEKIN. Minister Conger Insists on His Visiting the Capital. (Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press.) Tientsin, Sept. 3, via Shanghai, Sept. 7. United States Minister Conger is said to Insist that Earl Li Hung Chang shall be allowed to proceed to Pekin for a conference. Plentiful supplies are arriving and are rapidly forwarded to Pekin. The Germans are taking tne initiative for the organization of an allied force for active operations in the Chi LI Province and the various commanders have been requested to co-operate and to designate their quota of troops before the arrival of Count von Waider- see. The project is yet unsettled. The diplomatic situation In Pekin is becom ing complicated and a majority or tne commanders Including General Chaffee, are understood to have referred the proposition to their home governments. The purpose of the force Is not clearly understood but one object of Its formation Is believed to be an expedition against Pao Ting Fu, where the Chinese are reported to be massing. General Chaffee has ordered the recently appointed marines to relieve the marine garrison in the walled city. The latter will go to Pekin. Li Seeks a Delay. Shanghai, Sept. 8. Earl LI announces that he cannot go north for ten days, although a dispatch boat is ready to take him. ATLANTA'S POPULATION. The Georgia Metropolis Now Has 89,872 Inhabitants. Washington, Sept. 8. The Census Bureau announces that the population of Atlanta, Ga., 1 89.872, as against 65.- 633 in 1890. This is an increase of 24,- 839, or 37.14 per cent. Lanceshire Cotton Mills Close. Manchester, Sept. 8. Thirty Lancashire cotton mills have already closed. Many more mills are expected to clos; next week. The opinion of lealing spinners is that the normal conditions of trade will not return until November, when the new crop comes in. The idle operatives will have to be maintained out of the union's funds. MARK HAMA IN ROLE OF ORATOR Big Chief of Repntlican Horde Speaks at Yonngstuwn, HE RIDICULES WM. J. BRYAN t Speaks in Endearing Terms lo thj Hnmfcle Toiler. t He Refuses to Accept Imperialism; as the Paramount Issue and Sees Full Dinner Pails , in the Trees, 1 Youngstown, O., Sept. 8. The Repub. llcans of Ohio, formally opened the campaign here today with a large a. rade followed, by a meeting which for enthusiasm, eloquence and attendstnea has rarely been equaled in the State. Everything lend-.-d to a successful demonstration. The weather was ideal. The trio of oratorical stars. Senators Chauneey M. Depew, J. B. Foraker and Marcus A. Hanna, drew thousands of visitors from all parts of Ohio anc western Pennsylvania. The distinguished party arrived from Clevelanl at 10 o'clock and was met by a reception committee and escorted to the residence of Mr. Caleb Wick, where luncheon was served, followed by an informal reception. Governor George K. Nash, who presided at the Republican campaign opening, said in part: "It has occured to me that nature designed the leaders of the Democratic I arty for actors. From my observation I am led to believe that even in, this profession they are qualified only to be comedians. In 1896 they put a play upon the boards which might well have been called a comedy of errors. Sound Financial Policy. "The first error was to suppose that th American people could forget tha vicissitudes through which they had passed during the preceding three years, and that they did not know tho cause of these troubles. The next error presented was their belief that our people were not In favor of a sound financial policy. Those leaders are now ashamed of their performances In 1X96 and seek to have them forgotten. This season they have put a new pla upon the boards, and It ought to bear the good o title, 'Much Ado About Nothing.' They call It 'Imperialism.' "'Until Congress provided some form of government for this acquir-d terri-tcry. It becomes the duty of the President of the United States to maintain peace and order, and protect life and property therein. This he has done for the last year and a haif; nothing tnoxei . nothing less." Senator Depew followed 5Ir. Koraker and then came Hanna. Senator Hanna said: "Now, my fellow citizens, you have heard a great deal of talk of late about the paramount Issue. This issue, whatever it is, is yours. 1 saw It a moment ago among the trees a full dinner pail. You ma talk about expansion, aati-trust, silver, government by injunction the constituiton following the flag and all the rest of it; but, fellow citizens, I want to tell you that this whole Issue boiled down is that dinner pail. If this is a free nation It is because of its people. If It is a successful nation it is so because of the industry of Its people. ''What, my friends, is the object of the Democratic Party In bringing in these collateral issues except to detract your attention from the very fact that you are prosperous and that every promise of the Republican Party made at St. Louis has been fulfilled, -that every prophecy has come to passi and that you are reaping the benefits of those prophecies and promises' "Now, it is a game of politics only to Inject Into this campaign those issues that are simply collateral. I cannot better illustrate that fact in warning you against these false issues than to tell you a little story that I heard, the other day. It was told of a country boy who was driving home his cow and calf from pasture. They encountered a steer on the road and the calf followed the steer and left Its mother. The boy started to run after the calf to brinsr it back but they bth ran from him and after exhaus'Jng himself he stopped in the middle of the road and shaking his fist at the runaway calf, he. cried: Tou little fool, you little fool, you little darn fool, you will be sorry when supper time comes. H anna's Friend, the Workingman. "Now. I say, my friends, and when I say my friends, the workingmen, I mean it, every word of It. I say, my friends, who are working In these mills, not only In the Mahoning Valley, but ail over the State of Ohio, don't follow the steer; if you do, you will be surry when supper time comes. , "The progress of the United States depends upon our going forward just, as we have commenced in straight lines, holding in our view nothing but the interests of our own people, or as some of our anti-imperialist friends call it, commercialism. Well, I am in favor of commercialism when it comes to that. I am In favor of those conditions under which this great country has grown and developed until we note a population of 75.0000,000, but when our productive capacity exceeds that by 33 per cent, we must have a market for the surplus of our enterprise and production must be checked. Will you shut down one-third or forty per cent of the productive capacity of this country for the sake of taking the advice of Mr. Bryan and his so-called anti-imperialists advisers; will you cast aside all such demagogery and follow the straight road that you have learned under the teachings of William Mc-Klnely, who has established our protective system on which the Government has reached that point where we can send our manufactured goods Into every foreign country on the globe? During the present term of President McKinley's administration we have experienced a br.lance to our credit of manufactured goods alone of hundreds of millions of dollars, and our total exports over Imports of products in three years amounted to a credit balance of 81,460,000,000 up to the first of last July. I made that statement last month at Pittsburg, and Mr. Bryan denied it. I simply refer him to the books of the United States Treasury, and figures don't lie. That is the truth, but It is unwholesome and un-savory truth to the Democrats, as It-demolishes every argument they ever made." Senator Hanna closed with a special appeal to the voters of Ohio. . . A -if 3 V ) TORN PAGE r HI 11 4 - -f r "I -T-n

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