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The Chinese Situation Considered
Very5 Grave by the Author
Jties in Washington.
Determination to Show the Chinese. Gov
ernment that the United States , la ,
., Not to Be Trifled With-rMore : j
L Troops Are Available.
By Telegraph to the Mornlna Star., ..
Washington, August 8. The Chi
nose' situation is considered very grave
.by the - authorities in Washington.
The receipt of the message from Mr.
Ccmger last night which indicated a
con tinuation of the firing upon the le
gationers and the Chinese govern
ment's insistance that the ministers
should leave Pekin, which Mr. Conger
considered would mean certain death,
brought matters to an acute stage. All
day the cabinet officers who are in
town have been consulting with each
other and. the President has been com
munieated with by telegraph and over
the long distance telephone. Secre
tary Root held two conferences with
' Attorney General Griggs and several
with acting Secretary of State Adee,and
their views were communicated to the
President. As a result of these consul-
' tat ions it was announced officially at
. the close of the day that a message
to the imperial government at Pekin
. had bee a delivered to Minister Wu
- for transmission to his government.
. The text of the message was prepared
: by acting Secretary of State' Adee and
Secretary Root and in its final form
was made known to the President, in
a talk conducted by Mr. Root over the
White House long distance telephone.
It was then stated definitely that the
authorities of this government would
- not make public the text of this latest
communication to China till Minister
Wu had had opportunity to forward it
to his government. ."
-.- -The chief officials of the government
were not willing to outline in any def
' mite manner the contents of the mes
sage although it was accepted general
ly that the communication was
Emphatic and to the Point.
. The message sent to the Chinese
government through Mr.' Wu, accord
ing to the best information obtainable',
informs that government that the re
moval of the restrictions upon com
munication with our minister, evi
denced both by the receipt of Mr.
Conge r's message and the transmission
. of the edict of the fifth, is very grati
fy! ne, butisnotan entire compliance
with the original demands of the Pres
ident in. his reply to the appeal for
mediation. The President, in his orig
inal communication to the Emperor
or China, . laid down three conditions
precedent to any action looking to
negotiations for the settlement of the
difficulties between China and the
powers. These conditions in the Pres
ident's own words were as follows:
"I most solemnly urge your majes
' tvVgovemment- to give public assur
ance whether the foreign ministers are
ali ve and if so in what condition.
"2. To put the diplomatic represen
tatives of the powers in immediate and
free communication, with their respec
tive governments and to remove all
dauger to their lives and liberty.
"3. , To place the imperial authorities
of. China in communication with the
relief expedition, so that co-operation
may be secured between them for the
liberation of the legations and the pro
tection of foreigners and the restora
tion of order."
Demands Reiterated.
These three demands practically were
reiterated in the dispatch which Secre
tary Hay sent to General Goodnow at
Shanghai August 1, for submission to
Earl Li Hung Chang. The authorities
consider that the opening of com
munication with Minister Conger,
therefore only "partially complies with
the 1'resident's demands. With the
legati oners still under fire, the Chinese
government cannot be said to have re
moved "ill danger to their lives and
property," and moreover, so far as
known here, the, imperial authorities
of China have made no efforts to com
municate with the relief expedition.
The new demand upon the Chinese
government is for square toed com
pliance with those conditions. There
m hnrw crrnwin? out of the fact that
the Chinese government has yielded
partially, that when confronted with
lh firm nnflition taken bv the United
4 States it will be sufficiently impressed
to make complete acquiescence, xais
irrwern ment b determination, it is
honed, will show the Chinese govern
that the United States is not to
be trifled with and will bring the shift
incr evasive authorities in rekin to a
full -realization of the situation and
the consequences of refusal.
' Mloister Wu Disturbed. ,'
Minister Wu. early iu the day,
brought to the State Department the
imperial edict removing the 'restric
tions from free communication with
the ministers. He was plainly per
turbed over Minister Conger's report
that the-legationers were under nre,
but still contended that his govern
ment UTA actinir in good faith and pro
tested against a misinterpretation of the
situation. He pointed out the fact
that the absence of artillery fire might
indicate that there were no regular
troops engaged in the assault and that
the rifle fire spoken of by Mr. Conger
might be simply niping of disgruntled
irregulars who were engagea m rumu
"la fat.fs 4 '
The text of the edict of August 2d is
as follows: . "
irhout the disturbances re-
. cently caused by our subjects on se
r.nii nt nf the Christian missions,
which have resulted in a conflict
' of forces, it has been- found necessary
to afford protection to all the foreign
ministers in Pekin. On repeated occa-
sifvna ih Tsunc Li Yamen f snt notes.
inquiring after their welfare. And as
Pekin has not yet been Ksfcjrgd to order
and precautionary measures may not
Kpcnrn absolute safety. the foreign
ministers are being consulted as to the
proposed plan of detailing troops to
escort them . safely to Tien Tsin for
temporary shelter, so that they may be
free from annrehension or fear,''
"We hereby command Jung Lu to
appoint, as a preliminary step, trust
worthy military officials. who,;together
with reliable and emcieni troops,
shall, at such time as the foreign min
isters may agree Upon for leaving
Pekin. ear.nrt and nrotect them
throughout their journey. Should
lawless characters manifest evil de
signs upon the ministers or attempt to
rob them or in any way create trouble'
thev (the high officials) shall at once
repress them without fail."
Military Situation.
Two disnatches were received dur
ing the day, one from Admiral Remey
and the other from General Chaffee.
Both related to the fighting at Pei
Tsane. Admiral Remey's dispatch
stated specifically that the Americans
were not engaged and General
Chaffee's dispatch explains how it was
that they: practically were out of it.'
jr uwupieu roe rear oi the turning
column. Owing to the limited ground
or operations, wbich he mentions, it is
probable that the Americans could not
be brought Into the thick of the fight
ing, and they thus escaped without
casualties. The fact that the Ameri
can troops did not have an opportunity
to distinguish themselves was some
thing of a disappointment to the offi
cials of the War Department, but,
knowing General Chaffee as they do,
they are confident if his men were not
engaged, it was because it was physi
cally impossible to bring thera into ac
tion. The continued brilliant work of
the Japanese, who seem to have borne
the brant of the .fighting at Pel Tsane,
as well as at Tien Tsin, attracts un
stinted .praise for the doughty warriors
of the Mikado's realm.
Secretary Koot said to nighCthat the
events of the day had caused no change
in the military situation so far as the
advance on Pekin was concerned and
no additional orders had been sent to
General Chaffee.
' 4 ' Delayed Chinese Edict
The Chinese minister has received
a copy of the imperial edict of August
2 which was delayed in transmission.
It directs the safe conduct of the for
eigners to Tien Tsin and assigns Jung
Lu to select efficient officials to give
this safe conduct. . -----
Mr. Wu has also received an edict
under date of August 5th in which the
Chinese government permits the
.powers to hold open and ' free com
munication with their ministers. This
includes the sending of cipher messa
ges. ' Message to Minister Conger.
A reply has been' sent to Minister
Conger by the State Department to
the message received from him late
yesterday. It advises him of the ap
proach of the relief column and ex
horts htm to be of good cheer. The
dispatch was sent direct to -Minister
Conger at Pekin, and a duplicate of it
to Consul General Goodnow at Shang
hai. Goodnow was directed to spare
pains or expense to get the mes
sage to Minister Conger. The message
is in einher anil intanHul trw tact tha
assertion of the Chinese edict that free
cipher communication would be al
lowed. Acting Secretary Adee received a
cable message this morning from Con-
. 1 - 1 . M, , ' I 1
Bui urooauow at onangnai, giving me
latest information in his possession in
regard to the situation in China, in
cluding the operations of the allied
lorces engaged in ' the advance on
PaHh ' Tt was MfmiH in tha Ron.
tary of War and was not made public.
More Troops hi Readiness.
The critical situation developed here
day by the receipt of the Conger
message gave rise to a number of
rumors of renewed military activity.
It can be stated on the authority of
the Secretary of War that no actual
steps have been taken, but it is under
stood that acting on a precautionary
message, addressed him some time
ago. General MacArthur has so ar
ranged matters in, Luzon as to have a
considerable body of troops on which
he can draw in an emergency should
there be a sudden and imperative need
to send them, to reinforce. the inter
national column in China.
he Queen's Speech Brief Reference to
Sonlh Africa and the Trouble
in China.
" By Cable to the fiorniiuz 8 tar.
London, ' August 8. Parliament
adjourned to-day, after the: appropria
tion bill had been passed by both
The Qeen's speech, after stating that
the relations with the powers of, Eu
rope and America continued friendly
and a reference to the establishment
of the commonwealth of Australia,
refers to the war in South Africa, say
ing: "
"Believing the continued independ
ence of the republics to be a constant
danger to the peace of South Africa, I
authorized the Free State, as the first
step to the union of the races under
an institution which may in time be
developed so as to secure equal rights
and privileges in South Africa."
Kefemng to China, the speech from
the throne says:
"Tne British and other legations at
Pekin have been unexpectedly at
tacked by an insurgent mob and it is
feared many of their inmates have
been murdered. How, far ' the
Chinese authorities are accomplices
n this atrocious crime and whether
the British minister and his family
are among the -victims, are mat
ters still in uncertainty. The
utmost efforts will be made by
mvself and my allies to visit with
worthy punishment tne authors oi
this unexampled crime."
An innovation in the Uueen's speech
which caused some comment was the
mentioning of America specifically.
The speeches from the throne usually
allude to the powers generally or to
European powers.
Believed That the British Garrison at
Eland's River Has Been Captured.
Methnen Fighting De Wet.
By Cable to the Morning Star.
London, August 8. Lord Roberts
fears that the Eland's river garrison
has been captured after ten days' re
sistance. The War Office has received
the following dispatch:
'Pretoria, August 7. Delarey, hear
inerof Ian Hamilton's approach toward
Bustenberg, and seeing that he had no
chance of capturing uaaen-roweii,
hurried off to Eland's river. Hamilton
reported that firing in the direction of
Eland's river did not cease yesterday
and Lieutenant Colonel Moore's garri
son had evident v been captured.
"Hamilton left Rustenberg this
moraine, bringing Baden -Powell's
force with him. - DeWet commenced
crossing the Vaal river yesterday.
Kitchener is now moving in pursuit.
Methuen.ontherieht bank of the Vaal,
has evidently come into contact with
the advance guard, as his guns were
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neara Dy &.ucnener wis moratuK.
Democratic Candidate for Congress In the
Ninth District.
By Telegraph to tne Morning star.
Asheville, N. 0., August 8. W.
T. Crawford was nominated for Con
gress by the Democrats of the Ninth
district to day by acclamation.
Crawford received the certificate ol
election in 1898 but was unseated after
toot Kv T?ihmrtnd PfiarsoiT.Bepub-
lican. It is probable Pearson will be
-nnmnaaH Rw th T?Bnil hi 1 AAT1S at a
convention to be held at Waynesyille
Wednesday next.
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Disposition in London to Take a
More Hopeful View of the
Situation in China.
A Qerman Field Marshal to Be Com
mander-in-Chlef Opposition to the
British' Qovernment Landing '
Troops at Shanghai.
By cable to tne Monuns star.
London, August 9, 4 A. M. Beyond
the official news givenofft yesterday,
the morning papers contain no direct
information of importance from Chi
na. Thanks to the dispatches, of Sir
Claude McDonald and Rear Admiral
Bruce, there is a general disposition to
take a more hopeful view of the sit
uation. The report of the 'appoint
ment of Field Marshal Count Yon
Waldersee as commander in chief of
the international forces meets with
general approval.
The Rome correspondent of the
Daily Mail announces the reception
there of official dispatches from the
Italian minister in Pekin, asserting
that he left Pekin on July 31st. pre
sumably for. Tien Tsin. This, how
ever, is so utterly at variance with the
action and intentions of the other
ministers heard from, that it seems al
most incredible. If true, it opens up
an interesting field of speculation con
cerning the fate of the Italian represen
tative. The Chinese legation believes
that the members of the foreign lega
tions have not? yet left Pekin, but that
they will do so.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily News, wiring yesterday, says :
.- united states ueneral Goodnow
strongly opposes Admiral Seymour's
intention to land three thousand
troops on the ground that such an act
would not be warranted by the-cir
cumstances and would be likely to
create trouble. M. Bezaure, the French
consul, agrees to the arrangement but
says that if the British land forces, the
French will do likewise. The Aus
trians also will land men. My per
sonal opinion is that the landing of
troops at the paesent moment would
be a grave mistake." -
To Command the Allied Forces
Berlin. August 8. The German
Foreign Office, in confirming to - the
correspondent of the Associated Press
this evening the report of Count von
Waldese'fc appointment, said that it
was only to the command of German
forces in China, and that the question
as to whether he would command all
the international forces had not been
settled. The correspondent asked if
any other power had suggested an ap
pointment, but the official interviewed
declined to answer. Nevertheless all
the evening papers publish that he has
been appointed commander-in-chief of
the combined forces. It is understood
that Emperor William has arranged
the matter personally and directly
with the other powers.'
The appointment makes an excellent
impression. . The British ambassador.
Sir Frank Lascelles, has expressed his
satisfaction in the most emphatic terms.
British to Occupy Shanghai.
Shanghai. August 8. Vice Ad
miral Seymour has arranged with the
viceroy of Nankin for a British occu
pation of the foreign settlements at
The German warship Beeadier has
arrived at Tsin Taub from Apia.
Hong Kong. August 8. Two de
tachments of Indian troops here have
been notified to prepare to proceed to
About 3.000 Black flags left uanton
to day. ostensibly for Pekin. It is re
ported at Canton that the French in
tend to clear tne uninese crait irom
the creek separating the artificial
island or Sba Mien and iinton. - The
Chinese protest against such action .as
calculated to cause disturbance.
Berlin. August 8. The Post says
Field Marshal Count VonWaldersee
starts for China in a fortnight.
Situation In Pekin.
TtaMv. An cm at 8. The Foreign
Office here has received a cipher dis
patch, bearing the signature , of the
Italian minister at fekin, not dated,
in which the minister, the Maranis
Q.lironn T?a rrrri mnfirmi thA rRTVrt f,f
the murder of Baron von Ketteler, the
German minister, and adds that the
legations of Belgium, Austria and
Ttaiv havA heen evftfiuatea. me mem
bers of the legations, missionaries and
foreigners, to the numoer or vuu, seed
ing refuge in the British legation.
The Catholic missions in the north
city, it is further announced, hold out,
defended by thirty French, and ten
Ttalian mnrinAH. The Kritisn location.
when the dianatch was sent, was pro
visioned for two weeocs.
Eastern Slneria,
Hp ,PiBnirRsrRTTRO An trust 8. Wat
Office telegrams, received here irom
eastern biDena, snow me jmnese
have destm-ved the railroad in several
places, interrupting the passage of
through trains. Repairs aro proceed
ing. The uossacn now guard z.vuu
' versts of the frontier railroad.
Cable from Che Foo to Taku
WiawniH'mw Alienist 8. The War
Department has been informed that the
Great Northern Cable Company has
laid a cable from Che Foo to Taku,
Thin nahle will be opened as soon as
arrangements can be made with con
necting lines and tne consent oi tne
varinim' envernments obtained. It.
also, is stated that a cable will be laid
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Dy tne jiiastern nixteusiou iumvHujr,
from Che Foo to Shanghai, which will
rri tto nninfAi-rnnted teleerranhic com-
munication between the governments
ajid their armies in urana.
Italians in Norfolk, Va., to Hold Memorial
Services Next Thursday.
Bv Telegraph to the M ornlng Star.
Norfolk. Va.. August 8. The
Ttalian Society and the Italian Dem
ocratic 31ub have decidedto hold a
joint service in memory of the late
Kinsr Humbert. The service will De
held oa Thursday, August 16th, at St.
Mary a UatnoilC lnurcn. xnere wiu
u . Hnninm mass, and it will be a
most solemn and impressive occasion.
Mayor Johnston and other prominent
.ttv nffimala will be invited to attend.
Thaantira Italian colony, which is
large, Will be present, xnere win ov
a street parade with brass band and
aarvia at the church. The Italian
vice consul, Mr. J. Davis .t&eea, win
be received and escorted to tne cnurcu.
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Bryan and Stevenson Meet the Notifica
tion. Committee at Indlanapolis-The '
Speeches Large Assemblage. ; -
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
- Indianapolis, Ind. August 8.
William J. Bryan and Adlai E, Ste
venson were to-day, in this city, offi
cially and formally notified of their
nominations by the Democrats at the
recent Kansas City convention,; to the
offices respectively of President and
Vice President of the United States.
The ceremony was made the occasion
ot a demonstration with which the
Democrats may-be fairly said to have
begun their national campaign.
The notification occurred in the
Military Park, ; a beautifully shaded
tract of ground in the center of the
city. The park -contains probably
thirty acres of groundand it was well
covered with people. In the vicinity
of the speakers' stand the crowd was
very dense. Probably a majority of
them were residents of Indianapolis.
but many were, from other portions of
Indiana,- while many, also came from
distant States. There was also a quite
general gathering of the members of
the Democratic National Committee,
while of course, the members of the
two committees appointed to make the
official notifications were also present.
The occasion was, therefore, regarded
as or national political importance.
-A Street Parade.
The ceremony was preceded by a
parade through the principal streets of
the city, which was participated in by
a number of visiting and local Demo
cratic clubs. These acted as an escort
to the notification party, and the cav
alcade was an imposing one. The
meeting began a few minutes after
8 o'clock and was concluded at 5.40
P. M. Five speeehes were made,
Mayor Taggart. of Indianapolis, add
ing a welcoming address to the noti
fication speeches of Representative
Richardson and Governor Thomas
and responses made bv Mr. Brvan
and Mr. Stevenson.
The weather was hot. but toward the
close of the ceremonies a slight breeze
alleviated to some extent the suffering
occasioned by the high temperature.
At one time it appeared as if actual
suffocation might be the result of the
terrible crowding in front of the stand
where the ceremonies occurred, but
beyond a few fainting attacks and
much personal discomfort, no evil re
The meeting was called to order in
a brief speech of welcome by Mayor
Taggart of this city who introduced
Senator Jones, the permanent chair
man. ,
Senator Jones made no speech upon
taking the chair, but confined his re
marks to the simple introduction of
the speakers to the audience.
Congressman Richardson.
Congressman James D. Richardson.
of Tennessee, to whose lot, as perma
nent chairman of the National Con
vention, fell the duty of notifying Mr.
Bryan of his nomination, made the
first of the notification addresses.
Probably no man ever made an im
portant speech under greater difficul
ties. The sun was throwing its rays
directly upon many of his auditors.
and besides they were present to hear
Mr. Bryan, in this crowd, where a hand
once down could not be raised and one
raised could not be lowered, were old
men. frail women and small children.
Soon the mass began to sway back and
forth through the efforts of those in
the rear to get nearer the sneaker.
There were a few screams.more groans,
and it became necessary to get some
of the feeble people out of the crush
There were loud cries of "Cut it short 1"
"Give Bryan a chance f ' "We can't
stand here?" and other signs of impa
tience. f
For a time Mr. Richardson did not
appear perturbed by this clamor, but
when there appeared to be real danger
of serious results he brought his re
marks to a somewhat precipitate close.
speaking for only about fifteen
minutes. Notwithstanding the gen
eral coniusion, Mr. Kicnarason was
liberally applauded, especially when
he spoke of Sulu slavery and Oriental
Mr. Bryan Introduced.
Mr. Bryan was introduced at 3:15 P.
M. by Chairman Jones. After one
burst of applause the crowd quieted
down and remained well behaved
through the delivery of the speech.
There were occasionally cries of
'louder." when Mr. Bryan began ' to
speak, butthese were offset by huzzahs
for the speaker. After a few contests
of this kind the auditors made no fur
ther bigns except to applaud the
points of the speech,
Mr. Bryan read his speech, depart
ing not from his manuscript except in
a word of explanation at the begin
ning of his address. Mr. Bryan never
appeared to better advantage. His
face was slightly flushed, but his eye
was clear and calm and his voice was
never more completely under his com
mand. He was dressed in black sack
coat, which was loosely buttoned
about the waist A white shirt front
and white necktie gave the appearance
of coolness, which comported well
with the speaker's personal bearing.
His voice was far-reaching and that he
was heard at a great distance was
made evident by the fact that people
far out in the crowd listened appar
ently as intently as those who sat on
the platform.
There was general cheering oyer the
speaker's promise to convene Congress
immediately to remedy the Philippine
situation if he were elected. No part
of the speech received the earnest com
mendation that was bestowed upon the
peroration. ' This called out ad out
burst that was both tumultuous and
Mr. Bryan spoke a few words ex
temporaneously in introducing his
speech, all of which except the perora
tion was read irom manuscript, xne
closing sentences were repeated from
memory in a most effective manner.
- Mr. Stevenson's Address.
Concluding at 4:40 he was promptly
followed by Gov. C. S. Thomas, of
Colorado, who introduced Mr. Steven-son.-
Mr. Stevenson was apparently slight
ly nervous as the time approached for
him to take the stand, but he soon
gained confidence as he proceeded.
Mr. Bryan led the liberal applause
which greeted the appearance of his
f ellow candidate as he advanced to the
front, and many points of the speech
were liberally punctuated by appreci
ation of applause as the speech pro
ceeded. He read from his manuscript,
but held the majority of his audience
to tha end.
Mr. Stevenson closed amid liberal
applause at twenty minutes of six
o'clock, and Senator Jones then de
clared the meeting adjourned sine die.
Robert M. LaFollettee iwas yester
day nominated for Governor by the
Kepubiican tate convention oi w w-
cnnsin. xne niatiorm among outer
things declares for the abolition of
caucuses and conventions and the)
nominating of candidates by direct
vote under the Australian nauot sys
tem. .
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An Italian Alleged to Be an Anarchist.
Charged with Plotting to Blow Up
'the Cathedral. ::
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
Richmond, Va., August 8 Alex.
Brasce, an Italian about thirty years
of age, a marble cutter by trade, is a
prisoner at the second police station,
on the charge of being a suspicious
character. Detectives arrested- him
this morning on the complaint of a
committee of prominent Italians, who
declared that Bresce was an Anarchist
and that he had made a plot to throw
a bomb into the Cathedral to-morrow
while the memorial services in respect
to the late King Humbert were being
celebrated. -
Brasce is a poor English scholar.
He can hardly make himself under
stood, but to a reporter he tried to
make it plain to day that he was not
an Anarchist.
The gentlemen who have the cele
bration in honor of King Humbert in
charge was informed yesterday that
an Anarchist were in the city and that
he had. been making threats. -It was
said that he had declared that he did
not care that the King had been killed :
in factTthat he knew the monarch was
to die, and that he knew the date and
time in advance. ILwas also charged
that Brasce declared that a bomb
would be thrown into the cathedral
to-morrow and hay another would be
thrown into the parade.
Chief Howard heard the complaint
of the Italian citizens, the chief of de
tectives was7 sent for. and after hear
ing the report, assigned detectives to
the case witS'histructions to arrest the
man and bring him to headquarters.
It was learned that Brasce was at work
at a marble yard, but the alleged An
archist was picked up on the streets
and taken to headquarters. Later it
was said that Brasce had been at the
Anarchist meetiDg in Paterson, N. J.,
at the time of the laying of plots to
kill the king. It is also charged now
that Brasce had been trying to organ
ize an Anarchist band here.
The man bears a striking resem
blance to the picturesprinted of Bresci,
the assassin of King Humbert, and the
similarity of the names has led many
of the local Italians toj think that the
two men are brothers.!
Japanese Bore the Brant of the Battle.
Americans Arrived After the Engage
ment Was Over.
- " -
By Telegraph to the Morning star,
Washington, August 8. The War
Department has received the follow
ing cablegram from General Chaffee:
' Che Foo. August 6. Peitsang
handsomely taken early this morning
by Japanese troops, supported by Eng
lish and Americans. Japanese loss
considerable; English slight; Ameri
cans none. Ground very limited. In
the morning the American troops oc
cupied a rear position, which was to
form a turning movement, but were
unable to form on line. We will cross
Pei Ho to left bank to-morrow morn
ing and move on Yang Tsun. Consul
at Che Foo furnished copy dispatch
from Tsung li Yamen which he has
just cabled."
The Navy Department has received
the following cablegram from
miral Remey:
"lafcu, August 6, via Uhe r oo, Au
gust 8. Chaffee reports the Japanese
took Peitsang the morning of the 5th.
Engagement was over before the
Americans arrived." Movement prob
ably continued to Yang Tsun. In
form Secretary of War."
Appointed a Member of Industrial Com
mission by President McKlnley.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Washington, August 8. The Presi ¬
dent has appointed Daniel A. Tomp
kins, of North Carolina, a member of
the Industrial Commission, to succeed
Ellyson A. Smith, " resigned. Mr.
Tompkins is largely identified with the
cotton interests of the South and is one
of the principal owners of the Char
lotte Observer. .
Night Sweats, loss of appetite.
weak and impoverished blood, colds,
la grippe and general weakness are
frequent results of malaria. Roberts'
Tasteless Chill Tonio eliminates the
malaria, purifies your l!od, restores
your appetite aud toies up our liver.
25c. per bottle. Insist on having Rob
erts'. No other "as good." R. R.
Bellamy, Jos. C. Shepard, Jr., and
J. Hicks Bunting. t
Concord Tribune: ive very
enthusiastic colored voters- in - south
Iredell were on their way to Moores-
yille to vote Thursday when a spider
bit one on the finger, then there was
four. The four thinking their com
panion was good for another precinct
weeping and gnashing their teeth, took
him home to die among nis people.
Afterwards two decided that Adams
needed allhe could get and they,
turning ran all the way to Mooresville.
Only one however reached the desired
spot in time to vote. Thus one spider
spoiled four anti-amendment votes,
and did no damage to the negro except
scare him out of his life and vote.
Oar Greatest Special Its .
For twenty years Dr. J. Newton
Hathaway has so successfully treated
chronic diseases that he is acknow
ledged to-day to stand at the head of
1 12 TT" -
nis oroiession in tnu uue. xiis exclu
sive method of treatment for Varicocle
and Stricture without the aid of knife
or cautory cures in 90 per cent of all
cases. In the treatment of Loss of Vi
tal Forces, Nervous Disorder, Kidney
and Urinary Complaints. Paralysis,
Blood Poisoning, Rheumatism,Catarrh
and Diseases peculiar to wcaien, he is
equally successful. Cases pronounced
hopeless by other physicians, readily
yield to his treatment Write him to
day fully about your case. He makes
no charge lor consultation or advice,
either at his office of by mail.
J. Newton Hathaway, m. u.,
22 J South Broad St, Atlanta, Ga.
tror over' Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
has been used for over fifty years by
millions of mothers for their children
while teething with perfect success.
It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allavs all pain, cures wind colic and
is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. It
will relieve the poor little sufferer im'
mediately. Sold by druggists in every
part of the world. Twenty-five cents
a bottle, lie sure and asc ior - alts.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take
no other t
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of
Cleanses the System
Gently and Effectually
'when bilious or costive.
resents in the most acceptailefann
me Jaratjye prjnapjes of plants
Anoivn to act most Jfeneffcialy:
CAL. ,
for sale fy druggists -price SO per bottle.
Editor Star: All honor to Judge
Moore and the grand jurv behind him
in their courageous work of breaking
up the many disreputable quarters in
the various alleys and other parts of
Wilmington. ; Let the good work go
on. The disgraceful scenes about the
old "Racket store alley" on Front be
tween Dock and Orange streets on
Saturday nights, should be speedily
suppressed and kindred other places
broken up. Decency, morality and
virtue cry out for an early abatement
of such nuisances. Let no guilty par
ties escape.
One Of The People.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York. Aug. 8. Money on call
steady at 12 per cent Prime mer
cantile paper 45 vper cent Sterling
exchange steady, with actual business
in bankers' bills at 488K for demand
and 484 X for ASxty days. Posted
rates 486485 and 489. Commercial
bills 483S4832f. Silver certificates
6162. Bar silver 60ft. Mexi
can dollars 48. Government bonds
weak. State bonds easy. Railroad
bonds irregular. U. B. refunding 2's
reg'd, 103 ; U. S. refunding 2's, cou
pon, 103J4; U. a. 2's, reg'd, 100; U. B.
8's, reg'd, 109; do. coupon, 109;
U. S. new 4's, reg'd, 132f ; do. cou
pon, 132&; U. S. old 4's, reg'd, 114;
do. coupon, 114 ;U.S. 5's,reg'd, 112j ;
do. coupon, 1125; southern Rail
way 5's 108X- Stocks: Baltimore &
Ohio74c; Chesapeake &Ohio27Kc;
Manhattan L 89 ; N.Y. Central 128 ;
T 15 I r f J 4 A- i)J mr tt S . flj.
arPaul ll;do. pref'd 170; Southern
Railway 10; do. pref'd 52 Ji; Amer
ican Tobacco, 83 X; do. pref'd 12s;
eople's Gas98H: Sugar 121H; do.
prefd 116 ;T. C. & Iron 69Si; U. S.
Leather 10 V ; do. preferred 681a ; West
ern Union 79
Sy Teleeraob to tne Morning Star.
New York, aue. 8. Rosin quiet.
Spirits turpentine quiet
Charleston, Aug. 8. Spirits tur
pentine nominal; nothing doing.
Rosin firm; sales casks. Quota
tions unchanged, w
Bavajtsab, Aue:. 8. Spirits turpen
tine firm at 39c; sales 300 casks; re
ceipts 1,515 casks; exports 232 casks.
Jttosin firm; sales 871 barrels; re
ceipts 3,329 barrels ; exports 321 barrels.
Quotations 5c up.
B 7 Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
New York. Aug. 8. Cotton quiet;
middling uplands 9 1316c.
Uotton futures closed very steady
Aucust 8.81. September 8.37. Oc
tober 8.27, November 8.17, December
8.14. January 8.14. February 8.16,
March 8.18, April 8.21, May 8.23, June
Snot cotton closed quiet; middling
uplands 9 13-16o ; middling gulf 10 1-16 ;
sales 3,417 bales.
Greensboro Record: A colored
man named Judd Gantt, livinsr near
Brown Summit, has solved the race
problem so far as he is concerned. He
is a farmer, and, in addition to raising
his supply of meat and bread, he sold
his last year's crop of tobacco in tms
city a few days ago for the neat sum
of $500 in round numbers. The Con
stitutional Amendment need have no
particular fears in it for a negro like
A Life and Death Fight. ,
Mr. W. A. Hines, of Manchester,
la., writing of his almost miraculous
escape from death, says: "Exposure
after measles induced serious lung
trouble, which ended in Consumption
I had frequent hemorrhages and
coughed night and day, AH my doc
tors said I must soon die. Then I be'
?;an to use Dr. King's New Discovery
or Consumption, which completely
cured me. i I would not be without it
even if it cost $5.00 a bottle. Hun
dreds have used it on my recommenda
tion and all say it never fails to cure
Throat, Chest and Lung troubles."
Regular size 50c and $1.00; Trial bot
tles 10c at R. R. Bellamy's Drug
Store. t
Raleigh News andr Observer
The cotton crop in' this section was
never better. The plant is small, but
it is heavily fruited from top to bot
tom. If the fall is a late one the yield
per acre will be as large as has ever
been known. Very little, if-any, in
jury seems to have been done cotton
by the drought.
Acting Assistant Surgeon H. B,
Mohr. of the Marine Hospital Service,
in a cablegram says there have been
no yellow fever developments at Bocas
del Toro. since July 26th, when three
cases had been reported.
, Be Fooled the Snraeoma.
All doctors told Renick Hamilton,
of West Jefferson, O., after suffering
18 months from Rectal Fistula, he
would die unless a costly operation
was performed; but he cured himself
with five boxes of Bucklen's Arnica
Salve, the surest Pile cure on Earth.
and the best Salve in the world. "25
cents a box. Sold by R. R. Bellamy,
Druggist. ' t
ins Kb d "oi; tea Always BflogW
8TAR OFFICE. August 3.
doing. 5' -
ROSIN Market firm at JL20
per bbl for strained and $1.25 for
good strained. f
TAR. Market steady at $1.40 per
bbl of 280 lbs. , .
quiet at $1.50 per barrel for hard.
$2.50 for dip and for virgin.
Quotations same day last year.
Spirits turpentine firm at 4544c;
rosin firm at 90 9 5c; tar firm at
$L 60; crude turpentine . firm at $1.35,
Spirits turpentine... 233
Kosia 1,105
Tary 187
Crude turpentine. 28
Receipts same day last year. 205
casks spirits turpentine, 375 bbls
rosin, 189 bbls tar, 63 bbls crude tur
pentine. , " OOTTOS.
Nothing doing.
Same day last year middling steady
Receipts 00 bales; same day last
year, 00.
PEANUTS - North Carolina -Prime,
70c. Extra prime, 75c per
bushel of 28 pounds; fancy, 77j80c.
Virginia Prime, 50c; extra prime,
55c; fancy, 60c.
CORN Firm; 53 to 60 cent per
ROUGH RICE Lowland (tide
water) 85c; upland; 5060c. Quota
tions on a basis of 45 pounds to the
N. C. BACON-Steady; hamsllto
12c per pound; shoulders, 8 to 8c;
sides, 10c.
SHINGLES Per thousand five
inch hearts and saps, (2.25 to 3.25:
six-inch, $4.00 to 5.00: seven-inch,
$5.50 to 6.50.
TIMBER Market steady at $3.50 to
$10.00perM. -
STAR OFFICE, August 4.
ROSIN Market firm at $1.20 ner
barrel for strained and $1.25 for rood
xajt juaricet steady at si. 40 ner
iii u -
quiet at $1.50 per barrel for hard,
$2.50 for dip, and for virgin.
Quotations same day last year.
Spirits turpentine, nothing doing;
rosin firm at 90 95c; tar firm at $1.60;
crude turpentine firm at $1.35, 2.10
Spirits turpentine. . . .
xtosm ....
ar 60
Crude turpentine. . . 171
Receipts same day last year. 104
casks spirits turpentine. 334 bbls
Tosin, 106 bbls tar, 46 bbls crude tur
Nothing doinsr.
Same day last year middling steady
at5c. T
Receipts 00 bale; same day last
year, oo.
PEANUTS North Carolina
Prime, 70c. Extra prime, 75c per
Dusnei of zs pounds: fancy. 77540180c.
ViwriniaPmrwo K(r afwo rMn'tvia
doc; iancy, euc.
uukjn uum. 63 toeo cents per
ousnei tor wmte.
ROUGH RICE Lowland (tide
water) 85 cents; upland, 5060 cents.
Quotations on a basis of 45 pounds to
tne ousnei.
N. C. BACON Steady: hams 11 to
lzc per pound; shoulders, 7 to 8$c:
les, 7 to 8c.
SHINGLES Per thousand, five-
inch hearts and saps, $2.25 to 3.25;
six-men. 14.00 ! to 5.00: seven-inch.
$5.50 to 6.50. !
TIMBER Market steady at $3.50 to
itUHiiN JviarKet urea at ti.zu per
barrel for strained and $1.25 for good
TAtv Market steady at $1.40 pei
bbl of zsu lbs.
easy at $1.40 per barrel for hard,
fs.4U ior dip and for virgin.
uuotations same day last year.
Spirits turpentine, nothing doing;
rosin firm at 9095c; tar firm at $1.60;
crude turpentine firm at $1.35, 2.10
Spirits turpentine 51
Hosm 126
Tar... 33
Crude turpentine 103
Receipts same day last year. 163
isks spirits turpentine, 441 bbls
rosin, 355 bbls tar, 59 bbls crude tur
Nothing doing.
Same day last year middling steady
at 54c.
Receipts 00 bales; same day last
year, 00.
PEANUTS North Carolina
Prime. 70 cents; extra prime, 75 cts. per
bushel of 28 pounds ; fancy, 77 'A sue,
Virginia Prime, 50c;? extra prime,
55c; fancy, 60c. s
CORN Firm; 53 to5 60 cents per
bushel for white. a
ROUGH RICE Lowland (tide
water) 85 cents; upland 5060c.
Quotations on a basis of 45 pounds, to
tne bushel.
N. C. BACON steady; hams 11 to
12c per pound; shoulders, 7 to 8c;
sides, 7 to 8c.
SHINGLES Per thousand, five
inch, hearts and saps, $2.25 to $3.25;
six men. E4.U0 to 5.00; seven inch.
$5.50 to 6.50.
TIMBER Market steady at $3.50 to
siu.uu per xa.
opened nothing doing; at 1:05 P. M..
r39 cents bid per gallon for machine
made casks. At 3:05 P. M. machine
casks dull 39 cents; country casks flat
and nothing doing.
KUI.N Market nrm at fl.0 per
barrel for strained and $1.25 for good
TAR Market steady at $1.40 per bbl
of zso lbs.
dull at $1.40 per barrel "for hard
for dip and for virgin.
. Quotations same day last year.
spirits turpentine firm at 4746c;
rosin firm at 9095c; tar - firm at
$L6Q; crude turpentine firm at $1.35,
Spirits turpentine - 114
KOSin .-. 316
Tar..... ;.. 58
Crude turpentine 75
Receipts same day last year 101
casks spirits turpentine, 84 bbls
rosin, 124 bbls tar. 52 bbls crude tur
Nothing doing. -
Same day last year middling steady
at 5HC
Receipts 8 bales; same day last
year, 2.
PEANUTS North Carolina
Prime 70c Extra prime, 75c per
bushel of 28 pounds; fancy, 7734
80c Virginia Prime. 50c: extra
rime, p55c; fancy, 60c.
CORN Firm r 53 to 60 cants ner
bushel for white.
ROUGH , RICE Lowland (tide
water) 85c ; upland, 5060c. Quota
tions on a basis, of 45 pounds to the
bushel, v
N. C. BACON Steady; hams 11 to
12c per pound: shoulders, 7 to 85c:
sides, 7 to 8c. -a ;
SHINGLES Per thousand- five-
inch hearts and saps. $2.25 to 3.25:
six-inch. $400 to 6.00; seven-inch,
$5.50 to 6.50. . r n v)
TIMBER Market steady at $3.50 to
10.00 per M .v- ;;
steady at 39 cents per gallon for ma
chine made casks and 88 cents per -gallon
for country casks. v
KuaiiM Market firm at $1.20
per barrel for strained and $1.25 :
for good strained. - ,
TAR Market steadv at $1,40 nei bhl ' -
of 280 lbs. -:;
dull at $1.40 per barrel for hard.
$2.40 for dip, and for Virgin. ; i
Quotations same day last year. . ;
Spirits turpentine firm at 4746c; ,
rosin firm at 90 95c; tar firm at ' v
$1.60; crude turpentine firm at $1.35, '
Spirits turpentine 214
Rosin... 659 .
Crude turpentine 99 i S
Receipts same day last year. 85 -
casks spirits turpentine, 106 bbls. : "
rosin, 74 bbls tar, 47 bbls crude tur
pentine. ' '
Nothing doing.
Same day -last year middling steady. -
at 5c.
Receipts h)0 bales; same day last
year; 00 bales. - v
PEANUTS North Carolina ' :
PnmA vris, 1Tv4m mmma VRa
bushel of . 28 pounds; fancy. 77 j
Oc. Virginia Prime,' 50c; extra
prime, 55c: fancy, 60c.
CORN Firm: 53 to 60 cents per
ushel for white.
ROUGH RICE Lowland (tide
water) 85c: upland 5060c. Quota
tions on a basis of 45 pounds to the
bushel. - . :.
N. C. BACON-Steady: hams II to
12c per pound; shoulders, 8 to 8jc;
sides, 10c.
SHINGLES Per thousand, five-
nch hearts and saps. $2.25 to 8.25:
six-inch, $4.00 to 5.00; seven-inch,
$5.50 to 6.50.
TIMBER Market steady at $3.50Ito
By TeleKrach to the Morning Star.
New York, Aug. 8. Flour was
again neglected and barely steady,
without quotable change. Wheat
Spot weak; No 2 red 79c Options .
opened easy through the Influence of
unexpectedly weak English cables. .
Afterwards sold off still further as a
result of liquidation, small seaboard -clearances
and large hew wheat arri
vals in the Northwest, closed llc
net lower; March closed 85 Xc; Sep
tember 'closed 80c; December 82c.
Uorn Spot weak ; W o, 2 44 Js c ; options
opened easy with wheat and declined
during the day on liquidation, small
clearances and prospects of rain West,
closing weak and Xc net lower;
September closed A3c, December -closed
40c. Oats Spot firm; No, 3 26c:
options slow and easy. Lard easy;
Western steam $7 15; refined quiet
Pork quiet. Rice firm. Butter
steady; creamery 1720c; State dairy
1419c. Cheese quoted firm; large
white9H93; small whitelOX. Eggs
steady; State and Pennsylvania 1417
at mark, for average lots Western 11
13c at mark for average' lots. Pota
toes steady and unchanged. Peanuts
steady and unchanged. Cabbage quiet
and unchanged. Freights to Liverpool
Cotton by steam 25c. Cotton seed
oil was quiet and nominal on spot.
most of the interest being centered on
new crop deliveries. Prices closed:
Prime crude, in barrels, 33c, nominal ;
prime summer yellow 34c; butter
grades nominal; off summer yellow
35c; prime winter yellow 4040c; ,
prime white 3940c;prime meal $25 00.
Coffee Spot Rio firm; No. 7 invoice
9&C; mild quiet; Cordova nominal.
Sugar Raw steady ; fair refining 4U :
centrifugal 96 test 4 13-1 6c; molasses
sugar 45c; refined steady.
Chicago, -August 8. All markets'
drooped to-day from the lack of in
terest due to excessively warm weather.
Wheat closed at a decline of Ic Corn
closed at f la lower, oats iic lower
and provisions a shade to 10c lower.
Chicago, Aug. 8. Cash quotations r
Flour quiet ' Wheat No. 2 spring
; No. 3 spring 6973c; No. 2 red
7577c. Corn No. 2, 39c. - Oats No.
c: No. 2 white 23X24Kc: No. 8
white 23X24Xc. Pork, per barrel
$11 5511 80. Lard, per 100 lbs,
$6 806 82. Short rib sides, loose,
$7 107 40. Dry salted shoulders,
$6 757 00. Short clear sides,
boxed, $7 707 75. Whiskey Dis
tillers' finished goods, pei gallon,
$123tf. f -
The leading" futures,1 ranged as f ol
lows opening, highest, lowest and
closing: Wheat No. 2 August 75 Hi
75X75X. 74JI, 74Me; September
75H, 76, 75X, 75H; October 76
76, 76X, "76Jc. Corn-Na 2
August 38i, 38, 37 38, 3738c;
September S8M38K, 88, S7fi, 37X;
October 37&37K. 37X, 37, 87ic.
Oats August 21. 21. 21K. 21 Wc:
September 21 22, 22, 21. 21 c;
October 22. 22X, 22, 22c. Pork, per
bbl September $11 85, 11 85, 11 75,
1177; October $11 85, 1185, 1180,
11 80. Lard, per 100 lbs September
$6 85, 6 86, 6 80, 6 82j ;October $6 87,
6 87X, 6 85, 6 87; January $6 70,
6 70, 6 67X. 670. Short ribs, per 100
lbs September $7 15. 7 15, 7 22X, 7 15;
October $7 15. 7 15. 7 12 W. 715 : Janu
ary $6 07, 6 10, 6 07& 6 10.
By Cable to the Horning Btar.
Liverpool. August 8. 4 P. M.
Cotton Spot, increased demand," but
business, only moderate and prices
higher, r American middling fair, 6
l-32d ; good . middling 5 23-32d ; mid
dling 5 9-16d; low middling 5 7-16d ;
good ordinary 5 5 16d; ordinary 5d.
The sales of the day were 6,000 bales,
of which 600 were for speculation and
export and included 5,500 bales Ameri
can. Receipts 26,000 bales, including
2200 baler American.
Futures opened firm and closed
steady. American middling (L m. c)
August 5 19-645 20-64d buyer; Au
gust and September 5 3 645 4-64d
buyer ; September and October 4 49-64
4 50-64d seller; October and Novem
ber 4 20 644 30-64d seller ; November
and December 4 34-644 35-64d seller;
December and January 4 31-644
32-64d buyer; January and February
4 29-644 30-64d buyer; February and
March 4 28-64d buyer; March and
April 4 27-644 28-64d seller; April
and May 4 26-64d buyer.
Washington Gazette-Messenger:
A gentleman from Hyde tells us the
drought still continues in that
county, and none of the recent rains
have reached them; that it has
been eight weeks now since any rain
of consequence fell, and that more
forests fires have occurred and done
more damage than in years.
, o
t Till Kind You Haw Always Bought
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