Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, August 16, 1900, Image 2

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Imperial Edict Transmitted For
Consideration of the Powers.
1.1 llnnc C'linnti Appointed by tlif
Chiiiene Governinenl toUrine About
SatlnfiM-tor.v Tcrm»-Safety of I.e
ir«tlom»r» IIIIKI lie Amiiirfil.
Washington, Aug. 13.—Indications of ;
the desire of China for a peaceful set- I
tlement of her present difficulties have J
been multiplying for several days. Of- j
ficial evidence of that desire was pre- j
scnted to the department of state yes- J
terday. It was in the form of an edict I
promulgated by the emperor, Kwang |
Hsu, appointing Earl Li Hung Chang !
as envoy plenipotentiary to n<«gotiate j
with the powers for an "immediate j
cessation of hostilities," pending a so
lution of the problems which have
grown out of the anti-foreign uprising
in the empire. Earl Li is to act di
rectly for the emperor, and a fair in
ference is that whatever terms of set
tlement he may reach with the powers
will be approved by the imperial gov- j
The imperial edict, as transmitted
by the privy council, is as follows: i
"In the present conflict between Chi
nese and foreigners there has been !
some misunderstanding on the part of
foreign nations and also a want of !
proper management on the part of j
some of the local authorities. A clash \
of arms is followed by calamitous re- |
suits and caused a rupture of friendly j
relations which will ultimately do no 112
good to the world. We hereby appoint i
Li Hung Chang as our envoy plenipo
tentiary, with instructions to propose
at once by telegraph to the govern
ments of the several powers concerned
for the immediate cessation of hostile
demonstrations pending negotiations,
■which he is hereby authorized to con
duct for our part, for the settlement of
whatever questions may have to be
dealth with. The questions are to be
severally considered in a satisfactory
manner, and the result of the nego
tiations reported to us for our sane- |
While it is conceded by the Wash
ington officials that the conference of
plenary authority upon Earl Li to ne
gotiate with the powers for a settle
ment of existing troubles is a step in
the right direction, it by no means is
assured that the United States gov
ernment will consent offhand to open
negotiations with the distinguished
viceroy. The demands of this govern
ment upon China have been made
plainly and without equivocation. They
cannot be misunderstood. Assuming
that the Chinese government is acting
in good faith, the demands are reason
able and can be complied with readily.
As transmitted to the imperial gov
ernment by the acting secretary of
state through Minister Wu, the de
mands, in brief, were:
"That the Chinese government give
assurance that the foreign ministers
are alive, and if so, in what condi
tion; that the ministers be placed in
free communication with their gov
ernments, firing upon the legations
cease and all dangers to their lives
and liberty be removed; that the im
perial authorities place themselves in
communication with the relief expedi
tion, so that the legationers may be I
liberated, foreigners protected and or
der restored."
Until these demands have been ac
ceded to it is regarded as highly im
probable that the government of the
United States or any of the European
governments, all of which have made
practically the same demands upon
China, will consent to a "cessation of
hostile demonstrations," which are be
ing conducted, at least so far as this
government is concerned, with the sole
purpose of succoring the besieged le
gationers in the Chinese capital.
During the day the war department
officials awaited anxiously additional
news from Gen. Chaffee. One dispatch
was received from him, transmitting
a message he had received from Min
ister Conger. Evidently the message
had been delayed long In reaching him
and his own dispatch was dated four
days ago. The dispatch was as fol
"We will hold on until your arrival.
Hope it will be soon. Send such in
formation as you can."
While the message of Minister Con
ger contains nothing new, it was en
couraging to the officials to hive re
newed assurances of his ability and
determination to "hold on" until re
lief reached him. Mr. Conger's ex
pression of hope that the long looked
for relief may soon reach him simply
adds to the determination of the gov
ernment to press forward to Pekin as
rapidly as may lie possible.
Last night Secretary Adee. by direc
tion of President McKinley, presented
to Minister Wu for transmission to bis
government the reply of the United
States to the imperi i! edict appointing
Li Hung f'haiig envoy to negotiate
with the powers for a cessation of hos
tilities. In effect it Is ft reiteration of
the demands previously nuuJe ! v the
United States upivi China, eoupt. I with
» vigorous Intimtion that no eegotiur
t'rns v.: ' i ' <-it»red into untjl tlin
Clv-n-1 :;t shall have com
plied with .iti • nands.
.i< , ji >'■'.< .as murdered Satur
' v • lit i i tii uv.'thiest quarter of
V ...... .\. William Cox, aged
i.2, is held for the i rime.
| KILLED AT .1 (Ml
Eleven Dead and as Many More
Injured Near Slatington, Pa.
Of the Twenty-flve in the Vehicle
but Three Kxeaped t ninjured—Were
Iteturninsc From a i'uiierui When
the Train Cot the Coneh in Twain.
Slatington, Pa., Aug. 13. —Eleven
persons were instantly killed and 11
others, several of whom will die, were
seriously injured last night in a grade
crossing accident three miles east of
this city, by a passenger train on the
Lehigh and New England railroad
crashing into an omnibus containing
25 persons. All the dead and injured
were in the omnibus and but three es
caped uninjured.
The dead are: Eli Remaley, aged 70,
of Slatington; Mrs. Eli Remaley, his
wife, aged 05; Mrs. James Kern, their
daughter, aged 32; Samuel Hummy,
aged 60, of Walnutport; Mrs. Samuel
Hummy, his wife, aged SS; Mrs;. Elias
Squrwine, a widow, aged 53, of Slating
ton: Mrs. William Kane, aged 51, Mrs.
James Minnich, aged 33, Miss Carrie
Smith, aged 22. Mrs. Tilghman Kuntz,
aged 35, of Walnutport. One yet unac
counted for.
The following are the injured, most
; of whom may die: Miss Distler. of
i Walnutport; 3-year-old son of Mrs.
Kern; Harry Minnich. aged 10. of
Slatington: Mrs. William Resch, Louis
Kuntz, Miss Clara Nagle, George
Minnich, Bryan Walp, Miss Lizzie
Jones, Miss Alice Xagle, Walnutport.
One unidentified.
The accident occurred about 5
o'clock. The omnibus driven by a man
i named Peters was returning to Slating
| ton from a funeral the occupants had
j been attending at Cherrysville. The
dead and injured were nearly all rela
( tives of Sophia Sehoffer. at whose ob
| sequies they nad been present. The
train was a special and consisted of
an engine and one car. At the point at
which the collision occurred there is a
sharp curve in the road and the omni
bus came along at a good rate of speed,
the occupants unconscious of any im
pending danger. As the 'bus swung
around the curve, the engine and car
came in sight. It was too late to stop
either the omnibus or the train and as
| the ariver of the former whipped up
[ the four horses to cross the track
| ahead of the train, the latter crashed
| into its middle. The occupants were
| thrown in all directions, bruised and
; bleeding. The 11 dead were killed out
| right. Physicians and a special train
| were sent for and the injured were
: taken to South Bethlehem.
Whole Knmlly Struel* by I.iulitnlntt.
New York, Aug. 13.—Nine persons,
i who hurriedly sought shelter under
I some trees and bushes in the "woods,"
I in the Bronx section, during the storm
I this afternoon, were struck by the
I same flash of lightning. The persons
! injured were: James Brown, a Hun
! garian tailor of this city, his wife and
I live children, and Bertha Lescowitz and
1 Bertha Silverman, neighbors of the
Browns. Mrs. Brown, two of her chil
dren and Bertha Silverman cannot pos
sibly live. The Silverman girl was the
worst injured of all. Of Bertha Lesco
j witz the physicians said she would
' either die or be hopelessly insane.
lllot Inn Polish Church.
Wilmington. Del., Aug. 13. —Opposl-
i tlon to Rev. John (I. Lucz, rector of St.
j Hedwigs Polish Catholic church here,
] yesterday resulted in a small sized riot.
! The opponents of Father Lucz took
j posession of the church and attempted
j to prevent him from conducting ser
! vices. A squad of policemen under Ser-
J geant Tucker made an effort to oust
the disturbers and were attacked by
about 50 women, who threw pepper in
their eyes. Reinforcements arrived and
the i hurch was cleared. Several of the
policemen were severely handled dur
ing the fracas.
I'rom i ncn t Mn II Fuunil Denrt.
St. Louis, Aug. 13.—The dead body
of John R. Young, superintendent of
excavations for the Imperial Electric
Light and Power company, of this city,
I was found yesterday in a dense growth
of weeds, close to the bank of Dead
creek, three miles from East St. Louis.
Ills. It is not known when, or how, he
died. When last seen alive he said he
was in fear of two men who were fol
lowing him. It is claimed that a young
woman of his acquaintance had caused
him much annoyance. Young was
about 35 years old.
DlMiixtroiiM Fire In lYiinovor, Pa.
Hanover, Pa., Aug. 13. —Sixteen
buildings were destroyed by fire here
yesterday, the loss being estimated at
from $40,000 to $50,000, partly insured.
The heaviest losses are the HotelObald,
the J. C. Tanger Hardware company's
warehouse and Shriver's livery stable.
The other structures destroyed were
dwellings, stables and warehouses.
Thirteen horses were roasted alive in
Shriver's stable and it is rumored that
a man named l'reseher was burned to
death in the Hotel Obald.
ItefuurecN From China.
San Francisco, Aug. 13. —The steam
er Gaelic, which arrived from the
Orient Saturday night, had on board
a number of refugees from China.
Among them were Revs. C. W. Pruitt
and George Worth, with their wives
and families. Mr. Pruitt was at Shan
Tung, whence he was summoned by an
urgent warning on July 8, sent by
Consul Fowler, from Chefoo. The
missionary and family started at once,
and they were on the way none too
C'liecr I n IN>W« From Muni In.
Washington, Aug. 13. —The war de
partment has received the following
ilispatcli containing cheering news
from Gen. Mac Arthur at Manila: "Col.
Grassa, Aug. 12, in vicinity of Tayug
surrendered command to Col. Free
man, Twenty-fourth United States in
fantry. consisting of one major, six
captains, six lieutenants, lU9 men, 100
rilles and 50 bolos."
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< 'atalogue free. Address
f| Rev. EDWARD J. GRAY, D. I).. President, WilliAmjport. Pa.
Two Men Who Held Up a Union
Pacific Train Pay the Penalty.
After lliii I'll I llaii lleen Killed the
IteninininK Robber Took Itefujee in
a Sod Houwe, W hich VVMM Set on
Fire—Three of the I'oNne Wounded.
Goodland, Kan., Aug. It. —Two men,
Mio on Sunday last robbed a Union
Pacific train in Colorado and killed a
passenger, were surrounded in a ranch
house near here yesterday. During the
fight which followed both of the rob
bers were killed. Two posse men—J.
B. Riggs, owner of the Commercial
, hotel, of Goodland, and George Cul
lins, were severely, but not fatally
wounded. Another of the pursuing
j party was wounded slightly.
The train was robbed between Limon
Junction and Hugo, Colo., 90 miles
east of Denver, many passengers re
lieved of their money and valuables,
and W. J. Fay, an aged man. who re
sisted, was killed. The robbers drop
ped off the train at Hugo and escaped.
Wednesday, it is learned, they went I
to the ranch of D. E. Bartholomew,
three miles out from Goodland and
| 100 miles overland, and asked for food
and lodging for a few days. They
said they did not want togo to town,
as their clothes were ragged. Thurs
day night a boy whom they sent to
Goodland to get the Denver papers
! reported the circumstances.
Yesterday a posse consisting of
Sheriff Walker, J. B. Riggs, George
Cullins, E. C. Biddison and several
others, heavily armed, went over to
the Bartholomew place. Walker and
Riggs dismounted and proceeded to
the house. One of the robbers caught
sight of them and gave the alarm.
1 When Walker began kicking on the
door he was met by a volley of shots
from inside. The remaining members
of the posse quickly lined up around
the house, and for ten minutes bullets
whirred at a lively rate. The robbers
returned the fire strongly, and Riggs
soon fell, hit in the breast and back,
j Finally one of the robbers jumped
through a window and maue off in the
smoke. Before he had gone half a
dozen paces he fell.
Sheriff Walker meantime had forced
his way toward the house, and was in
tent on getting inside. In the smoke
and confusion Cullins got in the way
of Walker's gun and was shot in the
| back and seriously wounded. While
| the posse were removing Cullins the
remaining robber made his way to a
sod kitchen nearby and barricaded
the door. The robber was armed with
a rifle and every attempt to approach
the house drew his fire.
About 4 o'clock some men crawled
through a cornfield unobserved to a
shed near the house. With great ac
curacy they threw two railroad fuses
upon the roof of the shack. In a few
minutes it was in flames, but the rob
ber made no sign, and, if he was not
struck by one of the hundreds of bul
lets fired at his retreat, he met death
in the flames.
Both bodies were brought here last
night. Their identity as the men who
did the job near Hugo was thoroughly
established. On the body of the one
shot in the morning was found a
watch, two masks, a ladies' watch
j chain and charm. A large roll of bills
| and two valises were burned.
Riggs and Cullins, the wounded
I posse men, will recover.
Report of President Steyii'n Snlclde
I'emlMtfntly Rumored.
London, Aug. 11.—According to the
Lorenzo Marques correspondent of
The Daily Express President Kruger,
! in the course of an interview last Wed
! nesday, said that the report that he
intended to surrender was without
foundation. He declared that the war
would last a long time yet.
j "A Boer bulletin," continues the cor
respondent, "announces a big battle
! between Lydenburg and Middleburg,
! in which the British had 500 killed
and wounded. It also announces the
! recapture by the burghers of Heilbron,
Devilliersdorp and Frankfort."
It is persistently rumored in Lorenzo
Marques, according to a dispatch to
The Daily Telegraph, dated yesterday,
that President Steyn has committed
Boer reports by way of Lorenzo
Marques lately have proved worthy of
little credence.
Xew York.** Heat Victim*.
New York, Aug. 11. —Eleven persons
| died here yesterday from the excessive
heat, which has been torturing hu
manity in this locality for some days,
and still continues with little prospect
of a let up. The thermometer reached
94 yesterday. The greatest suffering is
endured by the people of the lower
east side districts. In these neighbor
hoods numerous families occupy a sin
gle apartment, and many of them sleep
on the pavements in front (112 the build
ings in hope of obtaining a little fresh
air. Horses are perishing all over the
city, and the mortality among them
threatens to equal that of the record
breaking August hot spell of 1896,
when so many died that bu- iness was
Beriously crippled.
In Philadelphia yesterday the in
i tense heat resulted in five deaths and
20 prostrations.
Djevad Pasha, the former grand
1 vizier of Turkey, died in Constanti
nople yesterday.
The next Pennsylvania state fair will
be held in Wilkesbarre, the necessary
funds having been raised.
Miss Flossie Swetland, a prominent
society belle of Fredonia, N. Y., was
drowned yesterday at Put In Bay while
Nine deaths and 15 prostrations re
sulted from the excessive heat in Chi
cago yesterday. The temperature
reached 95.
Mr. Herbert Putnam, librarian of
the United States congress, is in Ber
lin arranging connections for an ex
j change of books with European li
He Knocked Giis Ruhlin Down and
Out in the Sixth Round.
The Cl«'ver Hint: Tactic* of tin* Old
Miin, T»R«*llior Willi 11 i s Mll r veloim
So 1 11 r PleniM lilow, WH* TOO Much
For the Ohio Caiunt.
New York, Aug. 11. —Bob Fitzsim
mons, of Australia, but now an Ameri
can citizen, met Gus Ruhlin, the Akron
giant, last night before the Twentieth
Century club at Madison Square Gar
den and won l»y knocking the Ohioan
down and out in the sixth round. He
fore the fight and for some weeks past
there have been many reports to the
effect that Fitzsimmons was too old to
cope successfully with his younger op
ponent. It was argued that Fitzsim
mons' well known knowledge of the
game and his capability of hard hit
ting would not be able to counter
balance the youth and strength, as
well as the recently acquired ring
tactics of the Ohio man. However,
all this has changed. Fitzsimmons di;l
the trick cleanly cleverly. It was
a fierce and bloody battle while it
lasted, and at times it looked as if
Ruhlin would get the better of tie
older man, but Fitzsimmons at the
proper time would cut loose with his
fearful body blow.
The betting all along had favored
Fitzsimmons. many wagers at the rate
of 100 to 80 on Lanky Bob being made.
Last night, however, at the ringside
there was a flush of Runlin money
which forced the odds to take a turn
in Ruhlin's favor at the rate of 100 to
90. This state of affairs did not last
long, however, and by the time the
men put up their hands for the open
ing round they were equal favorites,
even money being the rule.
Fitzsimmons conceded about 32
pounds to Ruhlin, and this in itself
was a serious handicap. But, as the
result showed, Fitzsimmons was equal
to the tasj. he had set himself and won
out with lhat terrible solar plexus
blow, which whenever it landed shook
Ruhlin from head to foot. From the
word "go"the men started in with
hurricane like force. Both men were
wild at times, but Fitzsimmons was al
ways the quicker to steady himself.
Ruhlin clinched a good deal, and for
three or four rounds was the aggres
sor. He landed some hard straight
lefts on Fitzsimmons' face and swung
his right to the body and head with
fearful force. Several of these blows
staggered Fitzsimmons, but none of
them landed on the mark, as Fitzsim
mons was too shifty. At times both
missed swings with either hand, but
many of Ruhlin's were dodged in the
cleverest manner. Fitzsimmons forc
ed Ruhlin to break ground, and in hot
mixups the Ohio man was always the
first to ease tip and take refuge in a
Time and time again Fitzsimmons
forced Ruhlin to the ropes, from which
position Ruhlin got away tather clum
sily. while Fitzsimmons was always
very quick in his foot movements.
When Ruhlin's nose began to bleed
from a stiff punch the sight of the
blood seemed to have a deterrent ef
fect on him, and Fitzsimmons was
quick to see this. On the first signs
of weakness on Ruhlin's part Fitz be
gan his attack on the body, and each
blow which he landed there made Gus
wince with pain.
In the sixth round Ruhlin was slow
In coming to time, while Fitz jumped
at his man. Fitz got around Ruhlin,
and while the latter sent straight lefts
for Fitz's head Bob sidestepped safely
and landed lefts on the body and right
to the head. With a volley of lefts
and rights to the head and neck, and
with a fearful left on the solar plexus,
Fitz sent Ruhlin in a heap to the
floor. This was the beginning of the
end that soon followed. Ruhlin, af
ter taking nine seconds of the count,
arose to his feet groggy from the ef
fects of the blow. Fitz knew he had
his man and was ready for him. As
soon as Ruhlin got up Fitz rushed,
sending two lefts to the face and then
shot his right with fearful force to the
point of Ruhlin's jaw. Gus pitched
forward as if struck with an ax and
fell on his face to the floor, where he
was counted out, and had to be carried
to his corner.
Wild scenes were then enacted in
and about the ring. It seemed as if
every one in the building wanted to
greet the winner or sympathize with
the loser, and the police officers had a
busy quarter of an hour in getting the
people out of the building. Fitz left
the ring five minutes after he had de
livered the winning punch, but it took
Ruhlin 12 minutes to come around
sufficiently to be able to walk to his
dressing room.
Billy Madden, Ruhlin's manager, de
clared that Gus' defeat was due to
overtraining. James J. Corbett, who
acted as one of Ruhlin's seconds, also
declared that Ruhlin was overtrained.
Charlie White, who refereed the
bout, when asked what he thought of
the fight, replied: "It was a hard and
fierce battle, in which both men
fought fairly. Fitz clearly demon
strated that he is not a has been, and
still has the punch that wins. Ruhlin
lacks experience, which will be reme
died in time, and I have no doubt that
he will be heard from to much better
advantage later on."
T. A. Slocuni, M. ('., tlie Great Chem
ist and Scientist, Will Send Free, to
the Afflicted, Three Bottles of
his Newly Discovered Reme
dies to Cure Consumption
and All Lung Troubles.
Nothing could be fairer, more philan
thropic or carry mote joy to the atllict
ed, than the otter of T. A. Slocuni, M.
C., of New York City.
Confident that he has discovered a
reliable cure for consumption and all
bronchial, throat and lung diseases,
general decline and weakness, loss of
flesh and all conditions wasting, and to
make its great merits known, he will
send, free, three bottles to any reader of
the AMKIUCAN who may be suffering.
Already this "new scientific course of
medicine" lias permanently cured thou
sands of apparently hopeless cases.
The Doctor considers it his religious
duty—a duty which be owes to human
ity—to donate his infallible cure.
He has proved the dreaded consump
tion to be a curable disease beyond any j
doubt, and has on file in his American
and Kuropean laboratories testimonials
of experience from those benefitted and
cured, in all parts of (he world.
Don't debiy until it is too late. Con
sumption, uniuterruped, means speedy
and certain death. Address T. A
Slocuuii M. C., !»8 l'ine street, New
York, ami when writing the Boctor, give
express and postollice address, and
please mention reading this article in
he AMERICAN - March 4 ,!)
Robbed the Express Safe of a Penn
—. sylvania Train
A former Km |.lo> <» of the lilaniM Bi
firoiiN Coiiiimii)' \ow in I'ri*oii—Cold
HlOO<l<<<l Art to <;<•! Money For Ap-
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Columbus, Aug. 13. —Charles R. H.
Ferrell, a former employe of the Adams
Express company, was arrested yes
terday afternoon in this city, and has
confessed to the killing of Messenger
Charles Lane and the robbery of the
way-safe of the Adams Express com
pany on the Pennsylvania east bound
train which arrived in this city at mid
night Friday. One thousand dollars of
the money which he had stolen was re
Ferrell was to have been married
Thursday next to Miss Lillian Costlow,
daughter of Patrick Costlow, an en
gineer on the Pennsylvania lines. He
had been discharged from the employ
of the Adams Express company about
two months ago and hail not since
been able to secure employment. He
confessed that the motive of the rob
bery was to secure money of which he
felt in great need on account of his ap
proaching marriage. The money re
covered he had given to Miss Costlow
to keep for him, saying that it was
money he had saved from his earnings.
He was at the home of his affianced
and in her company when placed under
Ferrell is but 21 years of age and has
a splendid physique, being six feet in
height, with dark hair and an at
tractive face. When the officers took
him into custody he assumed a non
chalant demeanor, but when he found
that he could no longer deceive the of
ficers he made a full confession. After
his statement had been taken by Chief
of Police Tyler and he was led to a cell
in the police station, he was in a state
of nervous collapse and orders were
given that lie be watched closely to
prevent him doing himself bodily in
The confession of Ferrell disclosed a
premeditated and blood curdling crime
that seemed almost impossible of belief.
He said he had become desperate be
cause of his inability to secure em
ployment. The robbery had been care
fully planned, and it included the mur
der of Express Messenger Lane. He
had no accomplices and no confidants.
He knew Lane well. In fact, they were
friends and relied upon Lane's con
fidence to help him execute the crime.
Having provided himself with a Smith
and Weston six shooter, 38 calibre, he
went to Urbana Friday morning and
waited for No. 8. When the train ar
rived there Ferrell went at once to the
express car and told Lane that he was
out of money and asked permission to
ride to Columbus with him. Lane con
sented. never for a moment suspecting
the treachery of his pretended friend.
For a short time after the train left
Urbana they chatted pleasantly. Lane
sat in a chair in the end of the ear
with his back slightly turned.
When Ferrell had finally nerved
himself for the crime, he drew his re
volver and stepped tip behind Lane un
observed an<l fired three shots in rapid
succession into the messenger's back.
Lane rolled off the chair on the floor
on his face and Ferrell quickly fired
the remaining shots at the prostrate
body. Lane was unconscious, but Fer
rell, fearing that the wounds already
inflicted would not cause death, took
Lane's revolver and fired two more
bullets from it into the body.
Ferrell then took the key to the way
safe from the pocket of the dead mes
senger. opened the safe, and laid
Lane's revolver inside where he could
reach it easily in case he was detected
and needed it to defend himself. After
he had taken out all the sacks contain
ing the money packages, money or
ders and way bills, he placed them in a
small satchel and waited until the car
arrived at Plain City, when he slipped
off the He secured a room in the
hotel and retired for the night without
registering, a fact of which the land
lord took no notice at the time, as he
was half asleep. Once in his room. Fer
rell proceeded togo through the pack
ages and take out all the cash. The re
mainder he tied up in a bundle.
The question of how to get rid of the
debris of his plunder and his revolver
then confronted him. Lifting up the
mattress of the bed, he placed the re
volver in a secure place in the springs.
Ferrell arose early the next morning
and sauntered down to the railroad
station and sat there for a time read
ing a book. Then he expressed the
package which lie had addressed to C.
W. Coyler, Loekport, N. Y., bought a
ticket and took the train for Columbus
at 6.30.
The defectives of Plain City set to
work to rr.n down the mysterious
stranger who, they had become con
vinced, was an ex-employe of the
Adams Express company. Suspicion
soon rested on Ferrell. After learning
of the express package, the detectives
at once telegraphed to Columbus and
had it intercepted. The package was
opened and the stolen sacks contain
big the money orders, checks and other
things which Ferrell desired to get rid
of. were found.
The detectives first went to his
boarding place in this city and were
informed that he was probably at the
home of his sweetheart on the east
side. They at once went to the Costlow
residence where they found Ferrell. It
was a trying duty for the detectives
when they were ushered into the room
where Ferrell sat conversing with the
young lady. Ferrell appeared annoyed
at the intrusion. The detectives did not
broach the subject of the train rob
bery but told him that he was sus
pected of a burglary and that they
wished him to accompany them to the
police station where the chief of police
wanted to interview him. Thinking
that perhaps the detectives were on the
wrong scent, Ferrell nerved himself
and said with apparent composure: "I
guess there must be some mistake."
He excused himself to the young
lady and accompanied the detectives to
the city prison. On the way to the sta
tion the detectives told Ferrell what
he was wanted for and what th"y kuew,
end he reluctantly admitted that he had
Committed the crime. At the police sta
tion a written confession was taken by
the chief of police.
As soon as it was learned that Fer
rell had given the money to his sweet
heart, Inspector Barron went to the
house and secured it. The young lady
had never doubted his story that the
money which lie placed in her keeping
had been earned and saved by him as
he stated.
Ferrell's home is in Steubenville, O.
His father is said to be a bridge car
penter and a highly respected citizen
of that place. It is believed that all
the cash taken by Ferrell, except
about $l5O which he had spent, has
been recovered. The amount in the
hands of the police is $1,600.31. A
bundle of money orders, which Ferrell
nays he threw into a vault, have not
been recovered.
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Washington, Aug. 10. —The capture
of Yangtsun, the first objective point
of the international forces, was the
supreme news of importance received
yesterday on the Chinese situation.
The first word of this capture, effected
last Monday, came in a brief dispatch
to the signal office at the war depart
ment from Col. Scriven, the signal
officer at Chefoo, dated Aug. 6, saying:
"Yangtsun captured today. Wire
up. Need own transportation. All
Half an hour after this message a
cablegram came from Gen. Chaffee
giving additional details of the cap
ture, and showing that it had been at
the cost of 60 casualties among the
American troops. Gen. Chaffee's dis
patch, dated Yangtsun, Aug. 6, is as
"Yangtsun occupied today. Wound
ed, Frank R. Long, Ninth infantry,
moderate. Casualties about 60 men,
Ninth United States infantry, Four
teenth United States infantry and Bat
tery F, Fifth United States artillery.
Nearly all from Fourteenth infantry.
Names later. Many men prostrated
from heat and fatigue."
Hardly less important was a dis
patch from Gen. Terauchf, second in
command of the Japanese staff, sent
to the war office of Japan, and trans
mitted to the legation here, stating
that the international army would
total 50,000 men on Aug. 15, at which
time the real advance on Pekin would
Gen. Terauchi's dispatch stated that
on the 4th, when it was forwarded, the
advance had not yet begun. This was
P EK»\, O
at first incomprehensible, in view of
the fact that fighting had actually oc
curred. But the later statement that
the international force would total 50,-
000 men on the 15th appears to make
clear Gen. Terauchi's meaning and to
reconcile it with Gen. Chaffee's dis
patches. The present movement, of
some 16,000 men, doubtless is viewed
in the light of a reconnaissance in
force, the main movement of the army
of 50,000 to follow on the 15tli.
This makes clear the meaning of
Gen. Chaffee's dispatch that Yangtsun
was the objective point. The war de
partment here has been considerably
puzzled over this statement of an ob
jective point, far short of Pekin. It
would appear, however, from Gen.
Terauchi's dispatch that the first force
of 16,000 men, having opened up com
munications to Yangtsun, brought for
ward supplies and established this ad
vance base, the way would then be
clear for the advance of the larger
force on the 15th. The capture of
Yangtsun is, therefore, an important
strategic branch of the fast maturing
military plans. The place is about IS
miles beyound Tien Tsin, and little
less than a quarter of the way to
Col. Scriven's statement "wire up"
contains much meaning, as it is ac
cepted as showing that there is direct
telegraphic communication with the
army in the field. Aside from the as
surance this gives of speedy transmis
sion of news from the front, it gives
the additional assurance that the line
of communication is intact back to the
first base of operations. The captuie
of Yangtsun on the day following the
battle of Pietsang is regarded as a
highly successful military achievement,
especially in view of the fact that it
was looked upon as a stronghold
whose capture might give the foreign
ers considerable trouble.
Aside from the military develop
ments of the day, the diplomatic as
pect of the crisis was made more clear
by the publication of the demand made
by the United States on the imperial
government of China, and transmitted
to Minister Wu Wednesday evening.
The document is in substance as fol
"We demand the immediate
tion of hostile attacks by imperial
troops upon the legations, and urge the
exercise of every power and energy
of the imperial government for the
protection of the legations and all for
eigners therein,
"We are advised by Minister Conger
that, in his opinion, for the foreign
ministers to leave Pekin as proposed
in the edict of Aug. 2 would be certain
death. In view of the fact that the
imperial troops are now firing upon
the legations, and in view of the doubt
expressed by the imperial government
in its edict of Aug. 2 as to its power
to restore order and secure absolute
safety in Pekin, it is evident that this
apprehension is well founded, for if
your government cannot protect our
minister in Pekin. it will presumptive
ly be unable to protect him upon a
journey from Pekin to the coast."
The use of the word "demand" in the
American note thoroughly indicates
the urgency of the message. In the
technical parlance of diplomacy it dif
fers from an ultimatum, which usually
fixes a date, or sets a time within
which there must be compliance, the
lack of compliance during the stated
time being a ground for war. While
a demand is less specific as to time of
compliance, it none the less asserts a
positive right which the government
will enforce, if the right be not con
ceded. Owing to the difficulties of
communication with Pekin, it is ex
pected that some days must elapse be
fore an answer can be received, and
there is a disposition to grant all I
reasonable time for this transmission.
Late in the day the state department
received an important dispatch from ,
Consul General Goodnow, at Shanghai,
announcing the landing of British
troops at that point. The consul gen- ,
eral did not state that he had
tested against this action, and tlfe
state department judged from this that
no protest would have been made by
him in the absence of instructions.
He stated, however, that the mer
chants of the city strongly disapproved
the landing of British troops, fearing
that it would incite the anti-foreign I
Chinese to hostilities. The govern- '
ment at Washington has taken no ac
tion in the nature of a protest, and
it is stated officially that no such ac- .
tion will be taken. On the contrary,
the United States government recog
nizes the right of any power to pro
tect its citizens or their interests when
they are supposed to be in jeopardy.
The subject of the appointment of
Count Waldersee to command the in
ternational forces in China has been
presented to the United States govern
ment, but no answer has yet been re
turned. A member of the cabinet said
today that there was no question as
to the acquiescence of this govern
ment in the selection of Field Marshal
Waldersee, if the count's appointment,
to command the German troops meant
such selection. The same official add
ed that in all probability the allied
forces would be in possession of the
Chinese capital before Count Walder
see could land in China.
Chini'Mt* Driven From Defence Worki
After Heavy Fiiflitiiitf.
London, Aug. 10. —In the capture of
Yangtsun the losses of the allies, ac
cording to a dispatch to The Daily Ex
press from Chefoo, dated Aug. 8, pur
porting to give an account of that en
gagement, were 200, the majority of
these bein killed.
"The allies marched on Yangtsun."
Bays this report, "at dawn Monday.
The position, held by 1,500 Chinese,
was well entrenched to the east of the
river. After four hours' heavy fight
ing the Chinese were driven from their
defense works."
Another dispatch to the same paper, j
dated Tien Tsin, Aug. (i. recounts a re- j
connaissance that morning by the Ja[> !
anese beyound Hsi Ku, the result lie- >
ing that the enemy was developed in i
strong force, well fortified, at Wei Ho.
The Chinese were superior in num
bers, and, after facing the fire of seven
guns the Japanese retired on Hsi Ku,
with three killed and 27 wounded, but j
having captured 200 horses.
With the exception of thes# 1 mes- |
sages Gen. Chaffee's report is the only j
account published by the London j
morning papers telling of the captu.c
of Yangtsun.
The editorials incline to view the
progress toward Pekin as thus far
splendid, but one which cannot be
maintained at the present rapid rate,
as the concentration of supplies and
the establishment of bases will cause
inevitable delays.
The commissioner of customs at
Shanghai has received a routine mes
sage from Sir Robert Hart, director
general of imperial customs, showing
that the latter* is still conducting the
business of imperial customs —a rather
curious condition of affairs when taken
in conjunction with the words: "Hap
pily still alive," which he included in
the dispatch, which was dated Pekin,
July 27.
German Foreign Ofliee Sny» the Pow
er* Have Accepted Wnlderwee.
Berlin, Aug. 10. Field Marshal
Count Von Waldersee, recently ap
pointed to the supreme command of
the German forces in China and look
ed upon in some quarters as likely to
be chosen as commander-in-chief of
the international troops, was inter
viewed last evening by a press corre
spondent shortly after his arrival in
"My appointment," said Gen. Von
Waldersee, "is due entirely to the
initiative of Emperor William. 1
shall start for China, going, probably
by way of San Francisco, in a short
time. I am fully aware of the great
difficulties I shall have to meet in
China and of the extreme delicacy of
toy position there, but I can only say
that I shall do my best to prove my
self worthy of the honor and of the
confidence placed in me by the kaiser.
Countess Von Waldersee will accom
pany me to the United States."
The German foreign office told the
press correspondents last evening that
the consent of the other powers had
been virtually secured to the selection
of Count Von Waldersee as command
Countess Von Waldersee is a native
of the United States, her maiden name
having been Mary Esther Lea.
AHt'tred Anarolii«it Attaokn a \Vltni»n»
Richmond, Va., Aug. 11. —Alexander
Bracchi, the alleged anarchist, who
was arrested here on suspicion and
upon complaint that he had threatened
to blow up St. Peter's cathedral during
the Italian demonstration in honor of
King Humbert, created a sensation in
the police court yesterday by spring
ing upon and striking the first witness
against him. This incident practically
ended the examination, as the police
justice sentenced Bracchi to jail in
default of SI,OOO security. The wit
ness, Jacobini, repeated his statement
that Bracchi told him three days be
fore the assassination of King Hum
bert that the crime would be commit
ted, and said further that two years
ago Bracchi told him that he had two
barrels of dynamite stowed away near
VuiMlerhilt Led. Hut Out.
Cottage City, Mass., Aug. 11. —The
squadron run of the New York Yacht
club from Newport to Vineyard Haven,
a distance of 37 miles, yesterday was
an interesting test of the yachts in a
strong wind and run of sea. The Vir
ginia, of the seventies, sailed by her
owner, W. K. Vauderbilt, Jr., finished
first in her class, but was disqualified
forgoing inside the middle ground in
violation of the instructions governing
the race. She beat the Mineola, the
second boat to reach the finish line,
uearly two minutes, but the Mineola is
adjudged the winner. The Rainbow <
takes second place and the Yankee
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flres that have been burning in this
Vicinity since early yesterday morning
and that now threaten the big hotels
and the cottages of this section of the 1
Catskills. The Kaaterskill woods and
the woodlands surrounding the Laurel '
House are ablaze, and men employed
about the hotels have been aiding tho , >
farmers and the city owners of coun- j •
try houses within the threat; ned dis
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reports that many of the fire fighters | '
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