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isr w c. c, .... U4 NO. 226 5 THE WRATH OF THE STORM Visited Upon the Left Bask of His : ' Lower Coast. Sea "Water Backed Up ta the Leree Basics. ' -' Two lien 'Drowned Hear 'Tort' Bt .;; ' Philip. . , Dr. 0. H. Bnford and : Snperlnten- . dent El chard Qninn Went Out in v a Oathoat : and r ITeTer T Eetnrned," Beat Fonnl Yesterday Erenlns Bet- - torn Up. Unfounded Enmor About Grand Isle Little Girl Hurt In the City Sot ; Much Damage. Attttonca It wit b!owtnj reat gun And, marline pikes": an ay yerterday, but few reports 0. any damages or raT-sres from the "storm hare readied the city ffcas t sr. 5: The winds - were inslnly : easterly and sucli are always. more or : lees - dsnjcerous- on the Ixraislana coast,: a they, are' "m shore" : winds and the ' rnlt flbore is, therefore the flee shore" and - dangerous, j Haying a kmt sweep from -k seaward, : the '- wares . are Tery high and boisterous, and the tide Is al- ! ways abnormally high under such eon dltlons. As the storm had been predicted for several days, nearly all vessels about to leave port, bad - been warned ,tn . time, . and only, such Teasels as may have been on their way hither were without knowl edre : of He lrarrlcaBa whlcb was' pre tiIUbc In.the gTilf and was comlnr this . wsyl ' f'-r " ' r The water In 'lake Pontchartraln. was : rery .- hlgH and .. had been for ' srreral day past." Testerday tlve ehellroad from . West Knd In 1 towards the ctty about - a mile-was a . sheet 'f water, and for a him more or nearly In to the Half-way House.' wherever the ehellroad wss low. .It ; -rai "Hofflffedr The-toll .'imtenst ; beyond the Half-way " House, ' was closed and 'vehicles -were stopped' there sand cautioned as to the aute of the road. The same state of affairs existed ,m the road to Spanish Fort, the water, from the Jake iavlne flooded it to the depth of Z feet or more in to the toll gate. ? . All durlnir Thursday" , night the . wind Jjlew In fltfnl gusts (squalls, so to speak), but . about daylight yesterday, morning jthe ; wind - commenced ,. blowing ; steadily from the. eastward. ,; It gained strength jcradnaliy, and about 11 o'clock yester-day tforenoon It had attained its great-'est strength, which continued up to T o'clock last -night.' The steadiness with which the wind ' blew had much to do ". With -- -iv; K.'t. ;.-TH8 ABSENCE OF 1 DAMAGE. " 4 and although, the trees are In 'leaf and offer, a ; large area to oppose the wind, there were-- no reports of trees, being .vprooted tn 'the city up to -10 o'clock last .maht. :.. : ' .. u". : y : ' - On lake Pontchartraln the scene was a grand one and quite a number of people . who delight in watching the elements In their angriest mood visited the resort to look at the monstrous waves tumbling over each other and shooting- up walls of white spray Into the air. j The roar f the waters as they broke against the bulkheads and breakwaters vm deafen : lag.:- At th Southern Tacht Club house the' - white-capped waves ..tore around -and under the structure, even the breakwater which has been built on the outer and rear aides of the building falling to - lessen the force of fhe waves. The bulk- .OR ORGAR jS: Makes nbjfJearaocc & U wlt pri piano' . ; p - or' organ you want : A t youllfind if here - p S at honest Taloe. lcs no difference es uuw yuu woui - Mpay for it (weekly,' U m -auuirauuuouv yi 1 - 7 bJS annually) we will m arrange mc icnns e-Q Information gladly given to the merely Canal . - W head around the " Bghtbouse was every few seconds obscured from view by the clouds of . spray caused by the dashing of the Jiuge waves against it.; and half way up the tower the walls were drench ed. - The sky was black; and. threatening, and the scud was flying across the fafe I of the heavier and more omrnous-looklrXi Clouds with the speed Of an express! Train. Tom tune to tune aunng ue asy rain, squalls ' passed over and showers were frequent. - About - T, o'clock a large black cloud appeared ; to Che southeast ward and , rose rapidly i on the horlson., Ag It : came overhead ay toTrent of rain, fell for a few momenta; and this was accompanied by an Increase of the wind, force.. The rain beat down, the wares, however. : temporarily, but ,as soon as the rain passed over the wind continued with' unabated violence, and soon the ntmi were a rain lashed Into foam. A laree fleet of trading schooners lay te the basin, not daring to venture out which was peevaning, and they rockedl and cossed about even at their moorings, the swell caused by the commotion ,of the waters ; outside . entering even into this land-locked harbor. All the smaller sailing craft, catboats, sloops and other pleasure craft haa oeen movea oacs. v in the basin beyond the city bridge to . , niaee f safety. Not a aait was in lent on , the expanse of . water, , and no wonder for It would" have been dangerous to venture out Into that vortex with. any save the largest end atancnest amo of craft. Along the Tlver front no damage waa reported, although the river was exceed ingly rough. The mosquito ni buuj foimd at the Picayune tier ; was absent, only four luggers being in port, and one of these, the Three Brothers, only arrived late yesterday afternoon from tne lower coast with A', cargo oz--oysters. This is, the beginning of the oyster eea-son. and every lugger that was in any way seaworthy was off to ' the - oyster banks or to .the depots ?on the lower coast. ' or in the lakes, ,baya and other inlets where the oyster nsnermen onm in their catches. "This accounted for the .hwKM of the fleet of luggers last night. m-nA MAirut fears are entertained in regard to the safety of , these small vessels, : al- though the luggers are exceuent mm boats and will live in weather that would wreck, larger and-more .pretention Teasels. The captain of the Three Brothers sUted that he left the lower coast yea- terday, morning, and tne -: k . . GULF WAS VERY HIGH. n uit wtr was from 3"to;'4 feet dMn over' the DTalrltf on the east bank of the river and. up to the levees. Up to the time he left the canal, wnicn is oe-tAor wort St. F9uHd. no damage had been reported, Tnt he feared that the wind of last : night ' after his arrival would cause some damage.; ' The salt water cannot fall but r ha ve a -: deleterious , effect . upon tti nuns on the east bank of the river. Thi. Motion tnclnded in the. Grsnd fralrle levee district, which has Tmt quite recently been protected ' from tne river hr a. levee. Since tnen tne iana been piaeedimder coltlvatkwijto a eonaid- rahle extent' and quite a- numper .01 orange and truck farms hare been placed m cultivation, v These will bs an ' proba bility be' TuiBed, not so .much from the action of the 1 wind, as from Ihe ealt water from the gulf. Some rumors .to the effect tnat urana Tbi ; and : Chenlere canunaaa , naa sui- fered extensively from the enrectspr tnr- storm were extant last evening, Duttnese reports were deemed ;nnfounded. 8sJd one pairty. on the levee when the report "Why. this ain't so much of a storm. mttnr . alL Since the creat storm 01 October, 1883, -every time a little wind blows some people imagine that an island has been swept away." . . . Later " in the ' evening K was learned t . .... . v -u ;;, - GKAND ISLE BAD SUSTAINED NO . , DAMAGE : and there was no reason to believe that Chenlere Camlnada' had. efther. ' In the city proper but little - damage was done by ; the high winds, j i There were some interruptions to the- electric lighting service caused by" the prostration of several wires, " but - none" of -- these (with one or - two exceptions) . were of importance. A number of lights were out both uptown and downtown, caused by crosses with other wires, .but beyond this' the company did not experience any trouble. . . - ,. .. ;. ,. .... aillneburg suffered but Tery little, if any,' from tne storm, it wss-irue tnat an - abnormally, high tide prevailed end the waves ran quit, high, but as fir as could be ascertained no material damage was done. The bathhouses, which usual ly succumb first In a gale, stood tntaet. while the other buildings erected over the water were not damaged. Ail the skiffs, sailboats and pleasure boats bad been secured rn a place of safety and sheltered from the rough water. TWO' UTSS . LOST. - Or. Baford sal - Svpertmteaidomt .'. . Prowa -Hmr Fort it. Pkiiip.: ' 'Am a rasult ol the etorov wWc kaa bees blowing for two days, two men lost their Mveftf near 'Fort: St.' PhJUp, and. both of these unfortunate victims occupied positions of prominence and Importance with the government aervice at the fort. During. ; Thursday afternoon they de cided to visit friend who lived a few miles ' below the fort on the - river, : and boarded ,ttie catboat which the government . keeps on hand to ne ' in crossing the river and serve. a a small transport in case.of necessity. . These two men were Dr., O. H. Buford, the surgeon In charge of the w forces at s the.; fort, j and Richard Qnlnn. the chief engineer in charge of the works. Testerday they were missing,' and Y during the day, the-catboat was picked .up- in hs, river, turned bottom upwards. n was naraiy aart when the . two gen tlemen departed , from the. fort, -which . is situated some seventy mile sou Is of the, ci:7. They nad Intended sailing down to the Jump, where there are a number of ricts planters -and orange growers living The wind at that time wa not blowing verj hard, and there were but few lndl- cations : of ; the approaching gale. Both mer are good sailors and thry were wia-' lrg to take the , risks, which were ap-l parently rery. small. , - , ; ; , ; ; J t : . f When the officer of the guard was ini formed lale In the "night that the two officers had ' n t. returned, he became con siderably - worried, for ... the . wind had greallr increased ' and -the clouds were banked over the seaward heavens. The hours after this Information, reached the officer passed rather slowly, for he was waiting . anxiously for the return ox .the catbort. ,c. .' ' . ? . .; .r. ; Tawtrda morning ; the - wind freshened considerably , .and came in great puffs from the, northwest. -. Daylight arrived and no sign was seen of the craft and. Its ocvupants. "Later bx the day a search waa made, and the vessel was seen float; lng la the river, about a mile-above the forts, i The men had evidently tried to beat against the increasing gale to reach the fort. and. bad ; capsized under f the pressure of one of 'ihe terriJlo gust of wind.., The craft was riding in ice sesway completely, ; wltb ; her bottom ' upward. After the host .1et:th "river' had .'risen fully J feet, and, the vessel must have been tried up by the tide. The wind in the meantime bad also increased In speed and was blowing a living gale., A. search along 'the river' bank .failed to lead to the discovery of the. bodies, and, It - le the general Impression now that the men were both, drowned and " carried out to sea. for no swimmer could hare lived in the currents and : waves . which played havoc with the lower river 'daring that night. - ' ' ' - ;; S Dr.-Buford has been connected with the army surgical corps for, some time, and was considered a man of considerable ability He waa popular with both officers and men,: and' his death, coupled with the drowning; of Engineer Qulnn, has cast quite a gloom over the river fortifications. -.f ": Engineer . Qulnn, like - his -( companion. was also popular with all, and as a con structing engineer he rated as one of the best 'men in the,: government -employ. Before the Spanish-American war, when the - fortifications below :.the city were being rapidly completed under the general direction of Major Qulnn, Engineer Onlim wca nlamul In - lmr ' A 1 f Krtr? h of the same name, he was not a conned tlon of the major's family, but, had gained the friendship . of hie superior officer by his ability and faithfulness. H remained in charge of the construction'- work at the two forts'' during the Spanish: - war, and was to have been . -fhe .constructing engineer of the proposed, extension, of the Fort Jackson and Grand Isle " Boa d. At that time the government expected to extend this Hne down to the -forts, and Mr. Qulnn. had charge of the survey party and laid out the roadbed of the proposed line. The road waa abandoned, however. and he returned to bis duties at Fort JacksonTand Fort St. Philip. He has re mained there ever since, finishing up -the construction work mapped out In the gen eral f ornflcation of the: harbor. J- NO NEWS AT THE BABBACKS. " At the barracks no word had been received up to last night of the drowning of Surgeon Buford and Superintendent Qulnn. Lieutenant Martrn. who is In command, seemed deeply ; grieved when told of the sad affair. . He said that Sur geon Buford was t most capable and popular officer.' - j - i: . ":. i No one at the barracks seemed to know anything of the history of the surgeon. The only thing which couid- be learned regarding him was that he was a native of Alabama, and that his people are now in Atlanta, Ga. : - The telephone at the barracks Is not in working order, so that the officers there were 'last 'night out of touon wtco tne-woria. Fort St. Philip . Is ' under lieutenant Martin's command. The l lieutenant said last night thati about-,tfortXvinien.were-statloued there; Burgeon Buford was the only officer stationed at Fort St. Philip. THE j LE3nr,;BA3TBI, to Hsiire Bene ? the Seems -'J of "tfce "loniCi; The Mississippi river ' seemed to have been , the outside limits .of the westward cage oi ine storm, zor . utere nave been no reports of damage on the right bank of the river at all, while messages from points ainalong'the line-of the river. from Pllof Town., to St.- Sophie, tell of the, great floods .and the extensive dam age to. the. rice;, and vegetable - crops. All yesterday afternoon, and last night the sea wster stood. . feet .deep at the base of the levee opposite . Bursa, and when the wind hauled more to the southward Jt drove a. sea way "against the levee - bank which, sent spray,, high into the air, and over;,the levee crown to the river. Below this point, where the levee Is very low, i the -" back water : was running In little streams through the en-baskment down -into jthe roaring river. The river too snowed the effects, of the great blow, for in a few hours the wateT backed up 3 feet against the -levee bank, and at Buras and Socola'a canal It was still rising at 0 O'clock last night. The prairie lands on the east bank of the river narrow -down as they approach Fort St Philip, but they- widen out after that. and reach out into the sea like an arm1 at Cubit gap. A- few. miles ' above the" forts these land are high enough at the. river bank for cultivation, ana the coll ' is extremely- fine. In recent years many families have moved to these lands, and they , have . entered into the truck farming on a more or -less large scale. Many of the vegetables shipped to this market are raised there. A few years of prosperity has enabled the owners of the grounds to increase the. else of tnelr cultivations, ' and now these : crops have been , swept clean by a sea - which Ass been rushing oyer the tops of the prairie grass for hours. The suffering in this lo cality will not be Of a; sufficient else to attract attention of those who. lire com fortably within the city, but to the resi dents of the lower coast the damage will mesa years of -faithful work. , J.,r At Coullet'e canal, 'wnere misy of Che flshlng smacks .pass,: throafh from ' the river, to the sea, the baek water waa 4 feet deep, and the luggers and schooners fishing oysters out - on - the reels - took shelter nesT the river before darkness set in. There are' in addition to the , small vegetable planters- near Coullet'e canal. quite a number of - rice c planters. : me lands are exactly suited to the cutttva-tlon-- of this .kind -of crop,' aad : the ma jority of these planters will lose .their entire year's work; The same suffering will be experienced at Cubit' gap, ana across the river at the Jump, where the wide pass to the sea crosses the river and Joins - another, pass cut through by , nature in recent yearsv AtXeovy'ey which Is a settlement at the head of the Jump, there are a aumbei of rice planters, and while, the majority of the planters slong the west shore of the river will not saX- fer, the Indications are that 'the planters of Ieovy's hare met with a Tate wmcn i Is equally as had ' as that- of their un- j fortunate neighbors across the ' river. The Tice crop of this : section, is esd-i mated at alcat 7000 barrels, and the re ports last .Algal; -were, that a majority of the- crop I would be lost. As far. up j the river as Bitss the planters Hare the majority of their crop still In the field. and this will be ruined by the salt water.' In the canal of. the, Enterprise Parish rJavigation and Fish Company, ,which' la situated directly; serosa the river from Boras, the water last. night is 4 feet deep over the surrounding land. : All the luggers - and schooners- from the sound outside had come In before the' blow, and ; all the fishermen who lire in the little buildings proped up on ; stilts ta Cesttlmuect mm. Page Eta Tat. DRAFTING A THo wasliiiigton QoTenimentPrepariiig Another Pronounoetpent OH Otina. Oficlals. Hott eyer. Eefose te Sake - Public Anj Details. Hinister Wu Ting Fang . Eetnrni i- and Holds a Long . Conference. Mnch Speculation as to ther Personnel K ofPeaee Commlssloaers. Chaffee Becommends That Daggett be Hade a Brigadier General.' 0rtat Britain Announces Her Policj Regarding China. The Eyacuation of Pekin is Stronrfy Opposed- Compromise Negotiations Are in Frogress. Wsshlngton. Sept. T. Minister Wu ar rived in Washington from Cape May this evening.- and, though it was near the close of the official day, he proceeded di rectly to the state . department. It is thought he had received an intimation that the department officials were desir ous ; of conferring with him. hence his return; to Washington. For nearly an hour the minister was closeted with Acting Secretary Hill and Assistant Secretary. Adee, the door being locked mean time and not even the messengers at tempted entrance.-; None of the parties to -the conference were communicative as to the conference, but at its .conclu sion Dr. Hill repaired to the white house with a portfolio well filled with papers. For several hours preceding the min ister's visit Acting Secretary Hill and Assistant Secretary . Adee had .been engaged . In - short conferences, and it was gathered that the . negotiations r relative to China were approaching another phase end that another pronouncement of some kind was In preparation.. : The fact is. recalled that when the United States made Its response to the Russian note, on the WJQk'VKr th: officials- here "expressed the benef that about a week's time would be required to (determine upon the next step, and st the end of that time It would be definitely known whether or not the troops were to be withdrawn from Pekin. That period of time has now elapsed. The reports from the European chancelleries indicate that offlclallyr at least, this Im portant subject is being treated with the greatest deliberation, and at least another, week, and probably even more time, msy be consumed In framing fhe last of the answers to the Russian note. Meanwhile our government has pretty ! well satisfied Itself as to the attitude to- wards this last, proposition of each and all of the powers interested in the Chi nese problem. . It may be that this knowledge is regarded as sufficient ground upon which to base another forward step. and. perhaps In this . case, en independent movement by the United States towards the ultimate withdrawal of the troops and the settlement with. China which the government has .had in mind since the beginning of the trouble.. The consultations with Mr. Wu are be lieved to have been ' inspired . by a de sire to learn something of the personality of Chinese notables whose names have been suggested, as proper, to constitute the Chinese side of any commission which may be named to - arrange a settlement of the difficulties. Mr. Wu is an ardent adherent of Earl U. There Is , much speculation here as to the personnel of the- American commissioners in case the peace negotiations should be Intrusted to such a body, and the names of men prominent in interna tional affairs In recent years - all have been canvassed. Included In the list is the name of General John W.- Foster, but , it is regarded as" much more prob- aoie mat ir ne appears at all In these negotiations It will be in his old place as a representative of the Chinese government. - "He was associated -with IA Hong Cheng daring the peace negotia tions which closed the China-Japan; war, and it Is said that 14 has a hich' sens of. appreciation of his work .for China wen. ,.v.-i,;K;; . .- . - . ... ..i',.. .- There wa a dearth f official informa tion from China to-eay. General Chaffee got through a dispatch dated Sept. 1 at Pekin. Indicative- that . courier, an still employed to close the can In the line of communication between Tlen-Tsln and Pekin.; This dispatch mads no men. tlon of the military situation, and it was nf erred , that affairs - In Pekin remain vuieu- xjie message was as follows: " : CABLE FROM CHAFFEE. Copy' of Cablegram' Received Sent. eL Taku, v Adjutant GeneiaL Washlnaton. iPeUn. SeptT 1." Following extract from my report cabled: ; . - : . . -" , i 'T wish to soecial Colonel . . Daggett. Fourteenth United States Infantry, for hU gallantry at Tang-Tsun, Aug. 8, 'and good Judgment in the attack on Pekin. Aug. 14, and for gallantry and excellent supervision of the attack on the gates of the Imperial city, Aug. 15. I recommend that he be made a brigadier : general. - United States army.' Colonel Daggett has nine months to serve before arriving' at 64.- If. promoted to brigadier general Ae wJII gladly accept retirement immediately on promotion. V." - '- ." CiAFFIIfl.t : THE CABINET MEETING. i jOnly three member of the cabinet were present - at to-day's meeting. Attorney General Griggs aad Secretaries' Hitchcock and Wilson, lit was definitely stated at fhe conclusion of the meeting that no lte official information has been received from, the powers regarding the Russian proposal to withdraw troops from Pekin. It Is understood .thst nothing official has been received either from Great Britain or Japan on the subject, and this government is now waiting for information, particularly from - these two nations. The note from Germany is not considered altogether satisfactory, nor entirely definite. and It is thought something further from that government may be soon received. It Is (authoritatively stated that Russia, so for as this government knows, has not modified her original position" and has not consented to leave a detachment of i troops in Pekin. '. ',.. . V' ; bishop galloway ; TJrares Tnat Mlstloaarles Be Sent Back to the Orient. , " ; Jackson, Miss., Sept. 7. Bishop .C-IS. GnTay' ?f ha ntnm v Metnodut I CUnese iuIssIoqs. lias Addressed a itron Kbici w vuo aviciu umbnvu - veaa.wv sa lng that all missionaries stationed in Chi- n BOW at ttQ n leave he returned I immediaterr and rendezvoused in Japan until such time as they can be sent to their charges. Bishop Galloway- states that the outlook for the chrlstlamsatlon and dviHsatlon of China is brighter than ever .before. He predicts an early settle ment of the present trouble, and says that western. Ideas will be hospitably re ceived by the people of the Celestial empire. : ...'r, ' --: f. .r'.. , ;. ;. AW ESCORT FOR EAR I, UL " State Department Offlclala, Refuse to Discuss the Subject. . , ' Washington, Sept. 7. Nothing came to the state department : to-day; from Con-sal Goodnow, at. Shanghai, confirmatory of the press report that U Hung Chang bad asked ' for an American escort to Pekin. In the absence of notification of such a request the officials here prefer sot to make any statement as to tnelr reception of such a request. . . - .. The situation at .Arnoy having appar- I entlJ cleared up considerably, the navy Bemey to dispose as he deems best of the gunboat Castlne, which was sent to that port some days ago, when the Japanese landed marines. The Castlne was on her way to the : Cavlto naval station r When the troubles at Amoy threatened to become acute, but was diverted to tne latter place to look out for. American-inter, ests. . . ' The statement was made to-night that no new note had been sent to the powers by this government on the . Chinese situation. The United States, animated solely with the purpose of having an early settlement of the Chinese question, prefers . thst the armies of - the . allied forces should remain in-Pekin nstll i settlement Is definitely reached. It Is re iterated that should any nation withdraw its troops then our government win do likewise. - -r ; Ko Hews from the Mlsatoautrles. ' New Tork, Sept. ' T.Bobert E. 8 peer. one"xf the secretaries of the Presbyterian board of foreign missions, received a letter to-day , from David ff.' HIll, assistant secretary of state, dated "Washington, Sept. 6. - Mr. Hill says. - " TTour letter of the 4th " Inst.; asking for. Information concerning the missionaries at Pao-TIng-Fu and particulars con cerning Dr.. C V. Hodge and his wife. recTeu. - . - . ; . s ""e uepanmrui. nu no aruaiw Pao-Tlng-Fu since the telegram from Con sul General Goodnow at Shanghai, dated July 27 last. In that telegram Mr. Goodnow stated that an official telegram received at Shanghai on the 16th reported all foreigners and many native Christians killed at Pao-Ting-Fu; mission, burned; the Americans named were, the Sim cox family. Taylor, Pitkin. Misses Gould and MorrllL . " v ;' , "In view of the many urgent Inquiries of the friends of Dr. and Mrs.' Hodge, the department telegraphed on Aug. 22 to Mr. Conger asking whether they were in 'Pekin. To this telegram- no reply has been received. : '- ' "On Aug. 28 the report received from China from -various-sources cpncernthg the Pao-Ting-Fa missionaries being conflicting, the department again telegraphed to Minister Conger; directed him to ascertain their fate if possible, and if any were alive. . to endeavor to send relief. There has not been sufficient time as yet to have received a reply, to this Inquiry." Loadtnar Lumber for Chlnsv. '. Seattle, . WaSh.. Sept. T. The ; government transport Good wln- now at Tacoma, Is loading building lumber for the troops In the orient. She will come to Seattle t complete her cargo of 2,600,000 feet, taking also 6p0 doors and 800 windows, and then will sail for Taku, China. The war department la to establish a canton.-arent. or temporary post, at Taku. The Warren at SagasakL . Washington.' Sept.. 7. The war department has been informed of the arrival of the . transport Warren at . Nagasaki yesterday with - two battalions of : the Ninth Cavalry and recruits aboard. The health of the troope Js reported, to oe excellent. The Warren will . proceed to I Manila. . - ( The department Is also advised of the arrival of the animal, transport Axtec at Kobe with horses for the Third Cavalry aboard. y-,? .; '; -;; i f ; ";;-'-.." - ' ,;-;: .i; flan Fradsoe Sept. TWThe steamer China, which haa sailed for Hong Kong, carried nearly. $100,000 In gold and "silver - ctwrencr for the ; United States troops'in China. ". "".. ; - ; - ;; Wu Tina Kams; Retwrm to Vsush-.-v .'y: tnartom.v-;" - - ; ,v 'f''-Vcape May, N. J, Sept. T. Wu Ting Fang, the CWnese mlnlster.ro the United States, who has been spending a few day with his family st this place, left for Washington to-day. ;.:.''' '-"-' " a'fl't't1 li 1JB OB" . 'EX01JfX ' 3 The ' Oeveramest 9s ; Oppose!, ta the Elraeiiavtiosi' of Pelda. ? .. London. Sept. 7. A pedal dispatch from Shanghai says Li Hung Chang has made a reqoest for an "American' escort to accompany ; him on' his Journey to Pe-kinV and that United States Consul Goodnow Is - considering his request. " s Sow thst a proposal more in conformity- wWh the' original - American recommendation has apparently met with 'the approbation : of at least - a majority of the powers, the - British , foreign : office has allowed it to . "become definitely' known that the British government is of he opinion that 4t is advisable for the allied forces to remain at Pekin until atl8fa,s tory arrangements for peace, etc. are concludedgwith the Chinese government. ;. Compromise Nesrotlatiosts la Pros-" f '" ' .ress. '; ' ' Parish Sept T. Active negotiations are lir progress looking to some - compromise arrancement with Rnesla regarding the posWon she has assumed towards Pekinl The communications exchanged between the powers now hare -better promise of success. The compromise suggested, it is asserted here.'ls the withdrawal of the Continued on Second Page. THE CAMPAIGN - IN W T0I!I(. David B. ; Hill DeliTers a Political Speech at Herkimer ' - i And Pledges HI Support to the Dem- I . . - . ecratlo Ticket. CrokerWill Control tie Ooming Cn-rention at Saratoga. "i . ; Party Leaders Hold a Harmony Con-'ferenco at the Hofloian Honse. GoTernor '. ' Booserelt Continnes Swing Aronnd the Circle. His Rough Elder Candidate Speaks In ;; Several Michigan Towns. V California and Utah Democrats Nomi nate a Ticketrnsion Agreed Upon in ITerada. " Herkimer, N. T., Sept. 7. Ex-Senator Hill's appearance here this : evening caused something of a sensation In political circles. He came ostensibly to -visit hla old friend. Ex-Judge Earl. He was met by Judge Earl st fhe central depot and went with him to the Palmer House, where they dined. : In ; I he evening ; Mr. Hill made a speech, the chief ftntore of which waa Ala reiterated -declaration in support of Bryan- There was some talk that Judge Earl was to 'oe advanced as a compromise candidate for governor, but the Judge said emphatically that his name was not to be considered. Mr. Hill declared that he came on a purely social visit. , ' ".':"- ;. '.;V.-.- ; ilr. Hill spoke In part as follows "It Is needless to ssy that I am here to-day for - the election of. Bryan - and Stevenson; ' They" are the candidates of the Democratic party duly and regularly nominated at. a national convention, of which I was a ." member, and which treated me. from beginning to end, with marked and unusual courtesy, and I am honorably abound to' actively - support a I ; onr candidates represent the Interests average man-the plain people of the country the - farmer.- the mechanic and the laborer- The issues this year are very plain and cannot be misunderstood. One party favors a large standing army. Immense public expenditures, a government of ' grandeur and -magnifi cence, high protective tariffs, a British colonial . policy. - great combinations . of corporate wealth and a centralised government. '. . -. .-' "The other party favors a continuance f the plain and simple government of our fathers, public expenditures limited to the actual necessities of the govern ment, tariff taxation for public purposes only. - an army for defense and not 'for conquest, competition In - business i free from monopolistic combinations..-.. - "The people are opposed to this govern ment, acquiring territory which ,1s not 4o he governed' by our constitution. It has no more constitutional right to set up a .colonial system . than It has to . create . a king. The foreign policy of ha present national admlnietratlon has been weak, shifty. Inconsistent and unpatriotic, and the best thought of the country, the best students of history, the moat intelligent of Americans are against it. Our party haa always been the true and', genuine friend of labor, and aided at every opportunity the efforts of workmgmen to im prove their condition. ' For the first time in our national history a political party has Incorporated hi' Its national platform the creation f a department of labor, with a secretary thereof allowed a seat in the cabinet with the president.' - The Democratic platform proposes this, innovation in the- interest of labor, and - why should It not be dome? '. , "If wise counsel shall prevail at the Saratoga convention next week, . and we proceed on right lines to. plan for victory. instead of inviting defeat, end shall so shape our course and policies as to de- serve the eupport of the great tndepend- cut and conserratlve forces of (his state always an important factor ta our eiec- tlons and the thousands of Republicans dissatisfied -, with , the arbitrary machine rule of their party, we cannot only rescue the empire state from further' Republican control, but can give our . electoral rote for our gallant national standard-bearer Wllnam Jennings Bryan. . ; ;..,."" "While disagreeing with, Mr. . Bryan tat some matters, , I .need not ! reiterate that I earnestly desire hi election The . tide is with ua. ; The skies are becoming brighter every dsy. . Let us then all I work enthusiastically for the cause and victory Is within onr reach" CROKER I3T CONTROL, .1 Xte Baa .the , Upper ; Hand, la (as Kew Vork Convention. ; . Saratoga; ;N.", X., Sept.; 7. Every dele, gate who has arrived here predicts that Richard Croker has the upper hand In the contest ' for control of -the Democratic slate convention. Congressman Solzer Is predicted to-night that, here wll be lit-. tie "or . no friction. ; .; "What friction there Is will redound to the good of the ' party" and., will give the people to understand. that the ticket is the outgrowth of vlgorons rivalry, and ATCHITOCHEG, LA. '" The State Trajnlag School for Teachers. Fail term opens Monday, Oct. V 1900.- Examinations for admission and promotion Oct. 1 and 2. Four years academic course of study? two years' professions! training -teaehiiig-..uiie year of practice teaching In model school. Special courses in sI:--log, drawing,-physical culture, expression, instrumental music teachlug: Frenc-n: cii-ol economy and superrllon; experimental psychology, sociology and i stuiy. . Six well-equipped buildings, one hundred acres of beautiful groT!"-. Vw model school of ten rooms, Illustrating entire public schoo! coura of r Diploma entitles graduates to teach in any Louisiana school witioL .- - tion. Necessary expenses S102 per session of eight montas. . -. -,' For catalogue, write to . - - .. . . B. C -CALDWELL, JTreslieC v " -laDWlat mmm & Extraordinary Offer 1 . Photographs, with one large picture (11x17 laches), finished In Crayon, of one . person, taken from life, or on heaatlfui tinted medallion, - for only . . " Children's Pictures a Spec!i!tj; ; aiaa of - Coovlnf aad Enlarrlar Old .-. - - w . 1 and VAut , PtetnrM- either la eraTQa pastel or water colors. ' ..-' ' - IDIU . , not Hke the Republicans, all slated weeks before." . . ' - It is said to-night that out of the 450 votes In the convention MiwCroker wi'I control "277. This is providing ' 4 that Kings county votes as a unit, which. It is said, it will do. There are twenty-four Lccn tests noted. . ....- The faction controlled by Mr; Hill ha to its credit 149 votes. It takes 228 to control the convention, and Mr. Croker starts off with a total of 228 certain for him.. Mr. Hill controls the votes in SI counties out of the 61 in the state. - Mr. Croker controls the votes of but 15 counties outright,, while 11 are about equally -shared between the two. If Croker controls the state committee at Its meeting and names Mr. McCarren, it Is fairly certain that Croker delegates will be seated from these counties. . " ' If Mr. Hill controla the committee and Mr. McGuire Is named as temporary chairman, it is said to-night that a motion to.,: substitute the name : of McCarren will be made in open convention, tfnd the will -of the committee overturned. - If such a thing occurs it will be unprecedented ta Democratic annals, although such an at- tempt was made in the Republican con-entlon of 1881 by those opposed to Got-ernor CornelL In that conyenHon I was defeated . by a majority of 'twelve. With the overwhelming odd alleged In . 'Croker'. favor, however, : the- attempt could 'be successfully made"-in this con-ventlon. - Talk of the ticket seems to favor the head ss Btanchfleld and Mae-key. -tf. however, Btanchfleld should ot want to run, Mackey Is spoken of for first place, .with Colonel Rows, of Rensselser, foe lteutenast governor. Eowe has quite . a 4oom to-night, and It is believed that It ; is quite possible to change the ticket so that .Mackey would be attorney general with Rowe on for lieutenant governor. It Is believed, however, that the ticket may be made as' follows: , . Governor J.. B. Stanchfield, of Che- - mnng. . ' Iileutenant Governoi -W. F. Mackey, of Erie. - , - - ' .-'" . ; . ; Secretary of State Colonel C F. Rowe. of .'Rensselaer. - t- Comptroller Edwin " Atwater.". ; -: ef Dutchess. ' ' . . - Attorney General Q." H. Palmer, of Schoharie. -. - ; .' ' - . fTHBS GOLD DEMOCRATS.' The National .Seeretarr Gire Ont S : ' ststemcat. ; . , ' ' Indlanapons, Sept. 7. John- P. Erensol. national secretary of the gold Democrats, gave out to-day the following statement of Campaign plans and reasons for entering the. campaign against Mr. Bryan: . "First and foremost.' Bryan st! II repre-' sents all that Is set forth In the Chicago platform, the principles of which caused . the gold Democrats to form a separate organization in 1896. In addition to this we now have his' action at the Kansas ' Ctty convention, where he placed such emphasis on the 18 to 1 Ides a direct and unpardonable opposition to everything the gold .Democrats have espoused. In my opinion the gold Democrats who supported the. Indianapolis platform in '98 cannot consistently support Bryan this time. . If they do it must be simply for ? the reason that they see in the so-called ; threat of imperialism charged . to the present administration by reason' of Its attitude toward the ; Philippine, some thing more, dangerous to 'the country than the heresies and fallacies of the Chicago platiorm or that they have . political ambition. -; '- '' In hla speech at Kaoxmie, xena., . Sept. 26, 1896. Bryan said: 'Against .the maintenance of the sold standard for one year or forever, the Democratic party has arrayed Itself. . We are opposed to a gold standard. We have declared an honorable opposition te it. . we nave commenced - a .- wax fit extermraaclon -; against it a war that will . not cease while there is . any party or any con siderable number of men attempting to fasten this foreign yoke upon an. inde pendent people.- Bryan has never denied . this or changed his position with reference to It, Will soy sound business man, farmer. laborer or. banker, . say .that he can hon- est'y subscribe to the doctrine proposed: in this quotation from Bryan? , Or will any one say that a man who proposes to do what Bryan says he will do if elected president, should be trusted with the affairs of th's government, simply on the exense inac mere i b possiuie nujunij -In the senate that would tie his hands and. feet for four years and prevent mm from taking the course be threatens and , desires? - - ? - ' ' " "' - I do hot think that any iarre propor tion of he gold' Democrats will anppoct 1: pill POL, . A

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