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   New York Times (Newspaper) - August 27, 1900, New York, New York                                 XHREE CENXS.  “All the News That’s Fit to Print”  DAILY, ONE CENT.  mmtâ  THE WEATHER.  Rain; light southwesterly winds.  C4DPTRIGHT. 1900, BY THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY.  VOL. XLIX...NO. 15,798.  XEW YOEK, MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1900.-Ten Pages and Supplement.  TWO BUYS KILLED BY STROKE OF LIGHTNING  Çour Others Stunned at Schuetzen Park. Union Hill.  BOLT STRIKES ELECTRIC WIRE  Jfnters a Pavilion Where a Dozen Persons Had Sought Refugejrom the Rain—One Lad Not Identified.  Two boys were killed and four others were, stunned hy\ lightning which hit an electric wire in the Schuetzen Park, Union ¡Hill, N,    J.,    ye.sterday    afte.rnoon at    -1:90.  ¡Hill, N    J,    yesterday    afternoon at    1:90  ©’clock.  The lightning also took qff the upper par-t ©f one man’s ear and burned off one side of ©nother man’s mustache. A policeman on ^uty at the park had a shoe torn from his left foot. '    -  ■ The annual fest of the Plattdeutscher Verein had been in progress there* for a week, and yesterday was its last day. Fortunately, the stroke of lightning came early in    the    afternoon, when there    were  Jess than    two    thousand    persons in the    park.  When It began to rain there was a rush for shelter to the big pavilion, but many ©ought the smaller ones, which are scat-  It was in one of  ror, and it was some time before they were quieted.  HOUSE STRUCK; HORSE KILLED.  Lightning Injures a Person Indoors and  Kills a Horse Tied Outside.  OCEAN UITY, N. J.. Aug. 26.-During a heavy thunder shower which passed over this section thia afternoon a house owned and occupied by Matthew's Stephens, at Middletjown, a few miles from this city, was struck by lightning.  Walter Stephens, a son of the owner of the house, w'as badly injured. A horse which w'as tied to a po.st in frpnt of the house was struck by* llghtnin, stantly killed.  and in-  LIGHTNING STRIKES A CHURCH.  It Wrecks the Tower and Splinters the Pulpit Platform.  During the severe thunderstorm which passed over Queens Borough yesterde.y afternoon, lightning struck the tower of the Dutch Reformed Church, at Main and Franklin Streets, Aiitoria. It tore a long furrow in the brick work of the tower and badly splintered the woodwprk about the pulpit platform, but did not set It on fire.  The grealfefet damage to the body of the church was caused by the bricks torn out  CLASHES BEIWEEN NEGROES AND WHITES  Incipient Race Riots Near Where John Brennan Was Shot.  COLORED MEN ARE ATTACKED  Attempt to “ Clean Out" a Tenement— The Leader of the Crowd Boasts of It—Negroes Try to Rescue  a Prisoner.  of the tower crashing through the root of '  the church, making a big hole, through W'hich the rain, poured in torrents. The tower remains standing, but is in such a dangerous condition that it will have to be'pulled dowm at once. The firemen ex-amined It yesterday and pronounced it unsafe. It will probably be pulled down by them to-day.    |  The Rev. John Rauschter, the pastor of i the church, said last night he could not estimate the loss to the church, as he could not tell how much it would cost to rebuild the tower. The damage to the church  NO STORM AT CONEY ISLAND.  tered about the park. ..v    —- ---- ,    tower.    me иашаце lu me  these, a small drinking pavilion, that the proper would amount to about $2,000  lightning spent its force.  About a dozen per.sons were in the place, when about two minutes after the rain began to fall there was o, deafening crash -of thunder with a, blinding ^glare of lightning.  JThose who were in other‘pavilions say they ©aw a big ball of fire run along one of the electric light wires, and, shooting across the park, enter the drinking pavilion.  Those who were inside say that the first they knew of their danger was when a ©econd after the thunder crash there was a report like that of a small cannon overhead and the place was filled with a white  Coney Island had Its biggest day of the season yesterday, and from early morning until after nightifall the crowds poured into the place by every available means of transportation. Business of every sort was of the liveliest, and so many were the visitors who sought the beach w'ith a view of taking a bath that some of the establishments ran out of towels, and suits, and at two or three nlaces w'hen they had suits and no tow^els the flannel garm.ents were  V oa    wa«?    Tiiiea wiiu a wniie used to absorb the water the bathers had  head and the place was luieawiiu a w    reached    the    bath-  light that was dazzling. It lasted only a    j    .  fraction of a second. The lightning had    ;    Tae police, w'ith    an extra force of 100    |  entered the electric light, burning out hnd    !    men ™ ’'Ss^^Al'fo"    g'lfstUf .irrchlMrfm  melting the connections and the mechan- -    •    -    ,    v,  Ism.  All in the place felt their flesh tingle, and they were distinctly conscious for an hour or more of the shock. In the centre of the place and directly beneath the light were j two y'ouths. One of these W’as Joseph Schoening of 139 Blum Street, Union Hill. Who thé other w'as is not yet known. Close to them stood a woman of middle age, and on the other side, but a little further aw’ay,  were three meiT in a group.  Simultaneously' with the flash inside of the pavilion these six fell to the floor. The three men arose in a moment, and although dazed, were able to walk to seats. Hater they recovered and went away without requlriijg medical attendance. They did not seem to be seriously hurt.  The two y^ouths and the w'oman lay’’ where they fell until the others In the place recovered from their terror a^id placed them on tables. They were then carried to the castle, where Dr. F. B. Slellwagen was summoned. Before the  and more visitors who drank to© much than the station could accommodate.  When it came time to* start for home there was a scramble, and until after midnight every’ car and boat coming into town •was jamm'ed.  The people at the Island heard of a big storm in Manhattan and thereabouts, but they got noiie of it. About 2 o’clock the sky looked threatening, but the -heavier clouds ’W’ere cleared aw'ay soon and no rain fell.  MOSQUITOES IN HARLEM.  Since the storm of Friday, and particularly' after the downpour of y'esterday, Harlem and the Bronx Suffered much from an invasion of myriads of mosquitoes. They were so numerous and aggressive last night that many' person's had to close their win-dowSi ’BBd the ^almost suffocating atmoA phere of houses and flats was a welcome alternative to the assaults of the vicious little Insects.    .  The patients in the Harlem Hospital suf-  bieiiwagen w'as sumnuuncu. jaciuic mir fered much. The proximity \of the river ■doctor’s arrival the woman showed signs 1 made that neighborhood attractive for the   ^ ^ ^ A « « MM«y-v o»I11 o    o A    /-V    »11 i YQ »■>/1    V>    II1TY r*l0LlQS.  aOCtor S arrival iiif wuiiidii    •    juaut* iiictt    vci«.v.o* » v.  of returning consciousness. A little treat- | mosquitoes, and ; they' hung about in clouds, ment brought her around and she wav j There are no mosquito screens on the hos-sent home in a coach. Her name was re- ! pital doors and windows, and the patients fused bv tho.se to w'hbm she.gave it.    ¡    suffered much (when the windows had to  Schoening W’as dead when the doctor first be closed.  reached him. The other young man had shown sign.s of life and recourse was had to artificial respiration. Dr. Stellwagen continued this and used other means of restoring animation, but twenty minutes after the flash of fire the second youth was also dead. Both bodies were removed to Hoffman's Morgue in Hoboken.' Schoen-Ing’s body was claimed by relatives.  The other man Is not yet identified. It Is thought that he came from Manhattan. He wore a gray suit and a soft hat. In his pockets were $2.10 in money, a ferry ticket of the Hoboken line, and a ticket for the Manhattan elevat<’’d railroad. It is  In manv of thé One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street restaurants the pests were attracted by the bright arc lights, and more than one personj cut short his meal.  John Davis, alias “ Lamplighter,’* the negro who shot John Brennan, twenty y'ears old, a white messenger boy. In the abdomen in front of 203 West Sixty-second Street at 11:90 o’clock Saturday night, has not yet been captured. Brennan was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, and Dr. Brewer, the visiting physician, yesterday performed the operation of removing the bullet frorm the young man’s stomach. His condition is critical.  Coroner Hart went to the hospital during the night to take Brennan’s statement, as it was thought he w'as dying, but he was too low to make a statement.  ' Directly traceable to this shooting were a number of incipient race riots which started yesterday in the neighborhood of the place where the boy’ was shot. Several of them gave promise of trouble, but the police suppressed ev'ery outbreak at the beginning. A number of arrests were made.  Early yesterday morning James Arnold, a negro, thirty-five years old, of'228 West 'Sixty-fourth Street, was passing Sixty-fourth Street and Amsterdam Avenue when a number of white men attacked.. him. “Kill the black rascal!’’ one of the men shouted. Another declared the negro was the fugitive “ Lamplighter,” and nothing more was needed to excite the men to a high pitch. They beat Arnold until a policeman arrived and drove the crowd away. Arnold seemed as much afraid of the policeman a.'i of the mob and declined to w'ait for an ambulance. An hour later he appeared at Roosevelt Hospital, where a surgeon put in half an hour dressing his wounas. Then he left for home.  A similar experience beiell Alexander Balentine, colored, thirty-two years old, of 218 West Sixty-second Street, as he passed Amsterdam Avenue and Slxty'-sec-ond Street a short time afterward. He, too. %vas beaten and was sent to Roosevelt Hospital. In neither case were arrests ’ made.  NEGRO PASTOR DEFIES POLICE TO ANSWER  Charges Them with Many Crimes in Race Troubles.  DECLARES.WAR THROUGH LAW  Unless the Guilty Men Are Removed, He Predicts Another Big Outbreak and Loss of Confidence.  The Rev. W. H. Brooks, D. D., pastor of St. Mark’s Methodist Episcopal Church, (colored,) in Fifty-eighth Street, near Eighth Avenue, which is said to have the largest and w'ealthie.st congregation of any church for colored people in this city, preached on the recejit race riots last night. Dr. Brooks prefaced his sermon by saying: o “ This is a conservative church, and tht: pastor is a conservative man. Neither church nor pastor wishes any notoriety, and we hate sensationalism next to sin. But the story of the riot has not been told, and cannot be told now within the time at my' disposal, but to hold my peace would be worse than criminal.  ” I have made a personal investigation. I have a book of facts. We are ready to go before the committee, before the courts, and, if necessary, to jail. 1 beg you to hear what I am saying. Not one finger must be raised in retaliation. No» retaliation must be countenanced. Wq cannot fight lawlessness with lawlessness.' VVe must fight by due process of law. While it may' be hard, "W’e must show that we can bear some things.”  “We must be calm and la’W-ablding, and we will win. The fair name of this great State has been smirched, and the glory ot America’s greatest,city tarnished:    \Ve    can  -but hang our heads iii disgrace and confusion when W’e hear our Southern neighbors talk and say: ' Go cast the beam out of thine own eye.’ In the South the press largely condones the crimes of the mob, while here the press condemns with no uncertain sound such actions as have recently taken place. Regardless of politics, the press of the city has stood for law against law’lessness, humanity' as opposed to inhumanity, justice as opposed to injustice, and right as opposed to might. God bless the press. Again it has shown that the pen is mightier than the sword.”  ATTACK ON A NEGRO TENEMENT.  PRAISE FOR WHITE MEN.  Man and Wife Killed by Lightning.  Special to The New York Tirnes.  ROCKFORD, Ul., Aug. 26.—Mr. and Mrs. William Brader, who lived three mile^ north of here, w’ere killed In their beds y'esterday morning by’ a stroke 91,, which wrecked! the house. Their child.  the Manhattan elevat.-d railroad. It is    was    sleeoing    with  supposed from this that on his way from  his home on Manhattan to. the park he purchased two elevated and tw’o ferry tickets, so that if he lost or spent all his money at the park he would still have transportation home. -  THE STDRM IN THE CITY.  It Brings Temporary Relief—Two Places Struck by Lightning.  .All the feeling of approaching Autumn, so noticeable in the air last week, was gone ■when the city Woke yesterday morning, and there W’as nothing but the calendar to indicate that the Summer was rapidly; waning. To many it seemed as disagreeable a day as any of the- sea.son, for it was hot and humid, too, and not a breath of air ©wept through the streets during the early hours. But It all helped the near-by resorts and most people remembered with pleasure that it was Sunday and that they had nothing to do but keep cool.  Promiser of relief came soon after noon. When the streets were almost deserted. A phalanx of unmistakable storm clouds appeared over the w'estern horizim, and before. Jong the distant growl of th</ thunder was ,heard and the approach of the storm was marked by thé ever-increasing flashes of lightning.  The storm came up more gradually than usual, Tiowever, and gave plenty of time for mo-St folks to get into .shelter before it broke over the city, with a screaming of wind, soon after 2 o’clock. It did not last very long, but it caused a drop of 20 degrees in the temperature within twenty minutes. This revived the drooping resU dents who had been unable,to get away, but the lightning terrified many and filled them with anxiety for the safety of those of their friends who were on the water. After the storm the temperature rose quickly, and soon the combination of heat and humidity was almost as trying as in the morning.    . e    .a  Lightning ran along some wires stretched over the house ocupled by Richard Hoe, a real estate dealer at 11 East Seventy-first Street. It followed them down the - air-ehaft to a switchboard at the bottom and set fire to It. None of the family was home at the time, and two basement roo'ms were burned out. with a damage of $1,0(»0, and then the firemen arrived and prevented further mischief.  A thirty-five-foot flagpole on the stable at 202 Ea.st One Hundred and Second Stree<-was shattered by lightning. Thé horses in the building v’ere In a state Of frantic ter-  ARMDURS NEED MANY VESSELS.  Looking for Eltet of Cattle Ships to Carry 6,000,000 Pounds of Beef “ on the Hoof” for Russians In China.  Special tOi The New York Titnes.  CHICAGO, Ajjg. 26.—How to procure a  fleet of cattle 6,000,000 pounds  war in China  boats capable of taking of “ beef on the hoof ” to  feed the soldiers of the Czar at the seat of  will be the huge problem which P. D. Armour-wlll find awaiting solution at his ha|nds to-morrow when he arrives at his office. After an absence of nearly a year. Mr. Armom- arrived home  to-day.    ,  The query from the Russian Government as to whether the big packing house could send beef “ on the hoof ” to the scene of the trouble In China was received late on Saturday afternoon. *  The firm is requested to snip this mammoth consignment of live cattle nearly  10.000 miles. It w'ould take not less than  5.000 fattened cattle to make up the O.OW,-000 pounds of beef. There is no difficulty in obtaining such a vast herd for instant .shipment; the trouble w’ill be in obtaining a flotilla of cattle ships for the long voy-  On receipt of the telegram from the Czar telegrams were sent out taking an option upon every seaworthy ship in the carrying trade on the. Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Seattlè and the Alaskan gold coast. It is from the fleets oUthe Alaskan .seas that the firm expects to secure most of the transports needed.  Frank McPyke. tw’enty-one ye9.rs old, of 238 West Sixtieth Street, gathered^a number of white toughs at 9:90 A. M. and proceeded to the five-story negro tenement at 24^ West Sixtieth Street to “clean the joint out,” as McPyke boldly admitted later. They had about demolished the w'in-dows and incidentally cracked a head or two that appeared when the police arrested McPyke. He boasted that he was “ de leader of dé gang,” ai d said that even if he did not get back “ from de island for six months” he proposed to do his share íof-.-.annihiIíUing the .hegro population of New York."    .  “ Ain’t got no love for niggers, and no white man what’s white has,” was his way of describing his sentiments.  A couple of hours later the police arrested another m.einber of McPyke’s gang. Henry Schubel, twenty years old, of 502 West Fifty-sixth Street. He, too, boasted of what he had done.  . Both were assured by their friends that thev would be quickly bailed aiid moreover that it was too close to election for any Magistrate to ” send them up.” John H. Pierson, the negro janitor of the tenement, made complaints against both men. He immediately went into hiding, assured by a score of whites that henceforth he would be marked in that neighborhood. It is thought he will move up town.  Joseph Doyle, eighteen years old, of 207 West Sixty-second Street, filled his hat W'ith stones early yesterday afternoon and , took his stand at Fifty-ninth Street and ! Eleventh Avenue “to do a few coons'” as they passed. He had “ done ” two by inflicting- scalp w’ounds when Policeman Thomas Brady arrested him and dragged him to the-West Sixty-eighth Street Station, where he was charged with disorderly conduct.  During the evening there -w’as more trouble about the tenement at 247 West Sixtieth Street. Several white men w’ere assaulted near there, and one of them. James Langtry, a laborer of 44 West End Avenue, was struck on the head with a brick. A policeman saw a colored maft run into the hallway of the house with a brick In his hand, and arrested him.  The negro, before being locked up in the West Sixtv-eighth Street Station,, said he v/as Herbert Brooks and that he lived at 242 West Portv-seventh Street.  The detectives of the West Sixty-eighth 'Stt’eet Station searched quite a number of houses In the district in the hope of finding John Davis, the “Lamplighter,” but found no trace-of him.  TROUBLE IN “CUCKOO ROW.”  Soon a rested  five yeais old. of 229 West Sixtieth Street,  at Fifty nue. Cle on and liceman, used his  He umiertook to take his prisoner to the  station t street, b Avenues  GEN. SICKLES’S SHIRTWAISTS.  TO-DAY,  TEN PAGES,  IITB FINÄKCIÄL REYIEW  AND 5Ü0TÄTI0N SUPPLEMENT.  INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. '  'Arrivals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buyers.—Page    ^    ^  Court Cdlendars.—Page 9.  Marine Intelligence and Foreign Mails.— Page 8.    „  -Real Estate.—Page 5.  Weather Report.—Uage 9.  /leather Report.—Page 3,  Has a Choice Assortment In Lace and  Net  Work that Ernharasses Him Greatly.  Special to The New. York Times.  CHICAGO, Aug. 26,-Gen. Daniel E. Sickles is the possessor of more shirtwaists than any devotee of the new style of male w’caring apparel. He has dreams in lace and network, in mull and muslin, in silk and cheviots. With all his wealth of the new garments he is unhappy-The General will trade the whole lot of shirtwaists, together with a choice as.sort-ment of other female finery, for his uniform as a Major General. Somewhere a young woman is inconsolable over the loss of her Summer garments and wondering  ,    -___-T..!'«-')-. a nonoral’s nilttlt  them th С leary drew his the first at bay aid. Th  ’ter Policeman John J. Cleary ar-rilliam Hopson, colored, twenty-  -ninth Street and Eleventh Ave-ary says Hopson declined to move ‘ got sassy.” He fought the poso Cleary says, and the latter club.  hrough West Sixtieth Street. That etween West End and Amsterdam is called “ Cuckoo Row,” and is  populate! by negroes. Half a d^eir of  Dr. Brooks then highly praised the white men on cars who had put themselves in danger to protect colored women, and the “ Anglo-Saxon ’’ women who had rescued fleeing negroes by giving them shelter in their homes.  Continuing, Dr. Brooks said:  “ Let it be understood in the very beginning that we have no sympathy with lawlessness. Colored people who break the laws mu?t not expect sympathy from us. Bad men, white or black, must be made to feel that they must respect the law or take the consequences.  “ The recent riot had its origin—I want you to be still; I am going to tell the truth—had its origin in bad whiskey, bad ■women, and-corrupt police officers. The police are guilty of incapacity, brutality, and rascality.    ^  “ After thorough Investigation, dealing directly with the parties who have suffered, I state the following facts and invite Invest^jation by the authorities.  “ 1. Innocent men were cruelly assaulted. ” 2. The clubbing in nearly every case w&s done by the officers.    ,    . v  “ 3, We have not found a single tough character ’ among the number maltreated, but de' nt, honest, ha.J..orking people.  “ 4. Respectable helpless women who appealed to the officers of the law for protection were denied, cursed and threatened for their petition.  “5. Men in honorable business had their doors kicked in by the officers and were mercilessly clubbed upon their own prem-  “ 6. Men and women were cruelly beaten by the officers while ¿etting in and out of the patrol wagons and while on their way to the stations.  “ 7. Men were beaten in the station and others who applied there for protection were denied, cursed, and threatened.  “ 8. Officers recklessly shot in the windows at women and children who were guilty of looking on.  “9. Men who found protection in saloons were driven out by the officers in the face of the mob.  “ 10. Guiltv white men were protected and innocent blacks outraged by officers.  “ 11. Men and women were taken from bed In nude condition to the station.  “ 12. Officers turned thieves and stole. A medical student in his third-year course had saved his Summer earnings, amounting to nearly $100, had his door forced, his closet broken open, and every dollar taken. His wife had her week’s salary hid elsewhere. They (the police) took all the notes and left the silver, which amounted to a couple of dollars. I have other cases of robberies.    ,    '    v, *  “ I know of one man almost beaten to death, who, in the presence of a physician, Anglo-Saxon, of coursv, said:    -  “ The only thing that saved me was I got awav from the police and got into, the hands of the mob. That man was guilty of being on his way home.”  Dr Brooks then told of a case in Brooklyn where a negro had saved a white woman from assault by two white men, and then ran away, fearing that he would be misunderstood. He declared that colored men would go on just the same protecting defenseless women, white or black, and said:    *    '    .  all MEN PROTECT AVOMEN.  Reer«»tlon and Information Btirena  of the New York Central at 1,216 Bro^tway, corner ^ ^tb Street, supplies, without    vAl-  Sibto tei«rmatloii about o^r tw  what she -can do with a General’s outfit and an old slouch hat.    '  'The trunk containing the General s official and extra clothing was changed by a. blundering baggageman in New York. The trunk that the General found in Chicago is so much like his own that he left it standing in his room at the Palmer House from Saturday afternoon until this morning before opening it. Then his key would not fit and a porter broke It open. It was discovered later that the trunk belonged to Miss ' Alice Mills of Toronto. Another address found among the garments indicated that she could be reached in care of \. G. Maynard, 306 West- Fifty-second Street, New  York.    ...T    -.r    1    J  Telegrams were sent to    New    York    and  Toronto notifying Miss Mills that her trunk was in Chicago and asking;    that    if    she    had  Gen. Sickles’s trunk to express    it    here at  once. Gen.'Sickles wore his traveling costume all day, and is wondkiring how he will appear In the parade If he does not recover liis uniform In time..  jught they    would    release Hopson,  ised his club at    first and then j  revolver.    By threatening    to    shoot I  man who    moved he held    the mob  jntii other policemen came to his 0.1U    l..-Гу arrested    George    Meyer, colored,  twentv-eight years    old, of    227 West Sixtieth Street, whom    Cleary accused    of    starting the    attempted    rescue.  Mever struggled all the way to the station,'and when he got there he had several scalp wounds, one of which was large, and it is thought the negro’s skull was fractured An ambulance surgeon was called, and he said he could not tell definitely for twenty-four hours whether the man’s skull was fractured. He was locked up pending developments. When Cleary was- asked how his prisoner had been so severely injured he said:    *    I  “ He fell down on his way to the station and struck his head on the sidewalk.” William Rapp, white, twenty-four years old of 59 West End Avenue, and his brother, ’ Henry, twenty-six years old, were locked up on complaint of Adam Johnson, twentv-four vears old, a negro of 109 West ‘ SixUeth Street. Johnson charged them with throwing stones at him. They denied the accusation and said that somebody threw stones from the other side of the street because Johnson “ walked too «acsy to siiit folks.”  Andrew Williams, a negro of 236 West 'T'hirtv-slxth Street, arraigned in the West Side Court yesterday by Detective Armstrong on suspicion of knowing something about ’the shooting of .lohn Brennan, was held in $1,0CK) bail for examination yesterday by Magistrate Brann.  MSSIAN PRINCE LAYS BLAHE ON GERMANY  Holds It Responsible for Much of the- Trouble in China.  ITS DBJECT, TD WEAKEN RUSSIA  Thic Emperor, He Says, Has Much to Gain and Nothing to Lose In the Far East—He Doubts the Declaration of War.  Germany Is responsible in a great measure for the troubles in China, according to Prince Hespere Oukhtomsky of the personal staff of‘the Czar, who arrived at this port yesterday morning on the FVench liner L’Aqultalne, and who is proceeding to the scene of disturbance with all possible haste.  He goes as a special Imperial Commissioner to report to his Government on the actual condition of affairs in China. He will remain in New York to-day to receive dispatches and to attend to some banking business, starting to-morrow for Vancouver, from which port he will sail Sept. 10 on the Canadian Pacific steamship Empress of China. At Shanghai he wllb endeavor to place himself in personal communication with Ll-Hung-Chang, whom he has .known for many years, and failing in this, will proceed at once into the interior.  The Princess accompanies him, together with their only child. Prince Diy Oukhtomsky, a lad of thirteen.  Prince Oukhtomsky is thirty-eight years old and was born near St. Petersburg. His was the ruling family of Russia 500 years ago. He is small and dark, with piercing black eyes and blacié beard, and bears a strong personal resemblance to the late Jay Gould. He, too, is a railway magnate, for he is a member of the administration of the great Manchurian Railway.. He is also President of the Russo-Chinese Bank and editor of the St. Petersburg Wiedomosti, a Government newspaper.  He received his education in France and Germany and speaks Engll.«ih well, although he never was in England, or, until yesterday, in this coyntry. His mother.  however, was a Scotch woman.  'The Prince was with the present Czar on his “ great journey ” when he was the Czarovitch, and was ' following close behind in a jinricksha when an attempt was made to assassinate the heir to the Russian throne in a winding Japanese street.  “ I am President of the Russo-Chinese Bank, therefore I am going to China, because they burned ciir bank at Tien-Tsin,” he saicT at the Holland House last evening. “ The money had been removed. I don't know whether the bank in Peking was destroyed or not, but I suppose it was, for it W’as near the Russian ■ Legation. I have had no news for nine days, and I .*m afraid I do not know much about the actual situation at present. I have been many times In China. I hav'- vcrossed Siberia many times since 188.«. I came straight from Russia, save for a three days’ visit to the Paris Expo.sltion.  full of troops.  ágainst  China.  To Sell Caull^ower for a Church.  LAUREL, L. I.,- Aug. 26,—Extensive changes and alterations in the Presbyterian church at this place are likely to be made this Fall, and the necessary money Is to be raised by the farmers, who will set apart a portion of their cauliflower fields, and the proceeds from those sections will be devoted to improvement funds. The pastor the Rev. AVilliam H. Seely, Is moving energetically, and it is expected that he will raise a considerable sum of money by his own efforts. He will plant and care for two acres of cauliflower and the entire proceeds will go to the church.  Sbort bine to СЫслво. ^  The Pennsylvania Railroad over the ptetur-МЛПА AUlMrhenv Mountains. liUttdtiWB ювпма  “ All men, civilized and savage, protect their womanhood.. He who forcibly wrongs a woman should die, but by due process of iaw Women cannot be dragged from cars and assaulted by men without our appealing to the authorities of this city and  State.    *1,    V f  “ Guilty officers must be removed. Not  transferred, but absolutely removed, or there will be war, orderly war, but war. Some of these officers are personally known. If the investigating committee wants the facts they can have them. T object to the police officers investigating themselves. It would be like what I have seen In the park—monkeys • p eking fleas from themselves. -    '  “ Unless the guilty police are removed the mob will make another outbreak an I the colored people will lose confidence in the officers for fair play. When we lose confidence we will make preparations to protect ourselves”    ^    '    v, ♦  At this there were cries of ^ You bet. “Hear, hear,’ ’and “ That s right.  The pastor admonished the congregation to keep quiet, and continued:  “ Every house will become a fort and every man a walking arsenal Don’t you see the danger of this’? A well-armed man will always find use for his weapons.  “ The responsibility for the condition of things is at Tammany’s door. What must we expect if Tammany gets the State? I can’t understand how a self-re.specting colored man can support an organization that has no respect for his wife or daughter. lApplause by the women.] A man who has no regard for a colored woman has not much regard for a white one. A Government that won't protect colored womanhood won’t nrotect any womanhood.”  In conclusion Dr.'Brooks said:  “ On account of these charges I will no doubt be summoned to-court, and may be pat in jail. I have figured the cost. I am willing to lay down my life for my people. Bring your dollars and pennies, not now, but later, and we will employ the best counsel and make the best fight that can be made legally and see if our rights will  be recognized.”  After the sermon Dr. Brooks was asked if he had affidavits regarding the charges that he made. He said that he had not, but that he had got his information first hand and in every case those giving information declared their willingness to make affidavits, go into court, or do whatever was necessary. When asked for the name of the'medical student he claimed was robbed by the police, he said that he would not make it public at present, but that It would be made known at the proper time.  FEELING AGAINST WAR IN RUSSIA. “At the moment I left the Government W'as desirous^ of being as peacéfüî as possible. I do not believe the report that Russia has declared w'ar on China. It Is all rumor. In general the public opinion was discontent that we had to send' There was a very strong feeling war and the dlsememberment of The Government officials said:  ‘ Since the Ministers are free, there is no use of remaining In Peking.’ ”  “ But the German .influence Is very great -In China, and 1 must say it is a very bud influence, for the Germans have not much to risk there and everything to gain. They 'began by taking the Bay ot Kiao-Chow and threatening China. I was last in Peking in 1897 on a special political mission, when I brought lettqrs to the Emperor of China. The Chinese were'so peaceful, and they told us, ‘ We know we must progress, but if you push us too much harsh things will happen.’  “ The taking of the Bay of Klao-Chow was one of the acutest movements. Li-Hung-Chahg tcld me the greatest disasters would follow if they did not cease. He said: ‘ If you destroy our Government as the Germans do, the Government will not be able to hold in check the people.’  “ They objected much to the visit of the Prince of Prussia. We were told it was destroying the whole Court etiquette. The Chinese don’t want to show their Emperor in public, and in general the Chinese have  ONE CENT  In Greater New York? Elwewli^«. and Jersey City. )TWO CENTS.  Single Pare Cliica«o and Return Via Pennaylvania Railroad, Augiut 26, 28, and 27. good to retium until August 31, o^ on pay-«•nl of fifiv cents additional. imtU September  like to annex even a small bit of territory, because it would be a great burden to her. I learn from the very best sources that the dismemberment of China is not the wish of our Government.  “ We could have annexed Manchuria long ago, because the people nate the Chinese, and would be glad to be Russian subjects.  DANGER IN DISMEMBERMENT.  “I am sure that every year, if China is dismembered, you will see new insurrections In every province. The Chinese will be stronger when divided. They will be more dangerous. I mean that the awakening of China is a dangerous thing both economically and politically. There is not a ‘ Yellow Peril ’ in the sense that the German Emperor meant it. They are a very good people. I think the danger is more economic than military.  “ Europeans will try to drill native troops, and that will be a great danger, for I am sure that In time these native soldiers will be the real body of the Chinese Army.  “ It will not be another Sepoy rebellion. India is more divided than China. There is a great division of race and creed in India, while the Chinese hav'e defined principles upon which they can all unite.”  Prince Oukhtomsky said he thought Ll-Hung-Chang W’as to be trusted, although he has little liking for foreigners, hated the Japanese, and was a thorough Chinese patriot.  The Prince said that he had seen many articles In favor of Bryan in the Russian papers, because many 'Russian economists favor free silver, and he said that there was for a time great sympathy with the Spaniards in the w’ar with the ynited States.  “ It was platonlc. so to speak,” he added,  “ and because they "W’cre weak and we knew they would be beaten.”  He- said Russia w'ould like to have the United States keep the Philippines to counteract the advance of Japan, which, he believes, means to take South Korea. He said there was a greater possibility of the “ open door ” in China if the country were left intact than if It were dismembered. He doubted If Russia would allow' this policy In Manchuria, though Ta-lien-Wan might be a free trading place.  “ The Chinese question cannot be settled,' the Prince said. " There are too many powers in it. It will be of endless duration. Russia would like to see America advance far into the East. There is not the slightest ill-feeling between Russia and the United. States. The Emperor of Germany, in my opinion, is half crazy, and perhaps he would like to, have the Philippines and many things else. He has told many persons that he would himself like to go to the Par East In a new crul.ser.’’  Prince Oukhtomsky closed by saying that the Czar regardfc the present situation as a deep calamity, lor he had hoped that his reign would be a reign of peace throughout.  ALLIES I PEKIN  }  BEBES  il  No Messages Dated Later than Aug. 19 from Cl^inese Capital,  ATTACK WAS THEN EXPECTED  Large Bodies of Chinese Were Advancing on the City.  Chaffee Not Heard from Directly for ? Week—Russians Refuse to Suspend Hostilities in Amur Region.  BRYAN’S PDRGH NEGLECTED.  Crowds Do Not Go to Lincoln to See Him, as Expected.  Special to The New York Times.  OMAHA. Neb.. Aug. 26.—TAncoln people have begun to believe that W. J. Bryan’s recently constructed platform porch is not destined to be u.sed very much during the campaign as a speaking rostrum, and that the throngs of admirers who were expected to come to Lincoln because of his “ ii.-creased popularity ” will not materialize.  Before the plans of the campaign matured It was announced that Mr. Bryan had decided to spend the major portion of his time at home, preferring to meet his constituente at his own threshold rather than again undergo the hardships of cro.ss country campaigning. It was he^'alded far and wide that this year Mr. Bryan’s friends could come to Lincoln and here be greeted In a more dignified manner than they , were four years ago, and on the strength of the numerous announcements the proprietors of Lincoln hotels began to prepare for the crowds.  The Lincoln and Lindell Hotels were remodeled in anticipation of a big increase in business because of the magneti.sm and popularity of the Lincoln Presidential candidate. and Bryan button venders began to pour into the city on e’/ery train. Up to date Mr, Bryan has delivered only three speeches from his celebrated porch. Two of j these were addressed to local Bryan organ- j Izations, and the third to a delegation of not over twenty-five persons who stopped in Lincoln a few hours en route t'> Mon tana, from the Kansas City i'onvention.  There have been no excursions of people to see Bryan, and as far us can be learned none is expected. Taking, all of the.^e facts into consideration, it Is not surprising to the people of Lincoln that Mr. Bryan has receded from his former decision and intends to devote most of his time from now until election on the road.  Reports of a decidedly encouraging nature for the Republican force-s are brought to Lincoln from all over the State, and es-  f)eciallv from near-by countie.s. It is be-ieved that the Republican majority in the First Congressional Dlstric^^ will be increased to'consldcrable extent on all tickets.  A dispatch from the Japanese Foreign Office to the Japanese Legation In Washington states that the Chinese troops and Boxers had gathered at Nan-Tuen, and were about to attack the allies at Peking.  This new’s came from Taku, In a message sent on Aug. 23. It'W’as added U-ac Chinese infantry. 9,000 strong, was advancing from Shan-Tutig to make a rear attack on the foreigners.  A telegram from Peking, dated Aug. 19, says armed Chinese were reported to the south and west. It w'as believed that the best Chinese leaders were in command.  Another Peking message, of Aug. 18, received in London.’ says an attack from 30,000 Boxers was anticipated.  No word was received from Gen. Chaffee or Minister Conger yesterday It is now a week since Gen. Chaffee has beer heard from directly.  The Chinese asked the Russians for a suspension of hostilities in the Amur region. but the request was refused.  THE ALLIES UNDER SIEGE ?  A “ MAREIED-IX-FtTN ” CASE.  been badly insulted by Germans since November, 1897.  “ I don’t think Russia seems to be at war with China. We are only fighting, the Chinese who are destroying our railways, and our Generals are moving in Manchuria. We sent our troops to defend the Central Government. It is a great fault,  I fear, that we advanced toward Peking. It will make the difficulties greater. Now the Chinese Government will go somewhere into the interior of the land, and it will be Impossible to say who rules.  ,“.The Empress did her best to protect the Ministers, if she would like to see them dead, she had only to tell her troops nut to ‘defend the legations, and they would have been dead.    ,    „  “ The Europeans have moved so far from the seashore that I don’t see how they can hold out very long unless they have reinforcements, and if something happens to the Europeans it will be a bad blow to the prestige* of the West.    ....  “ Russia has not the .same object^ as the other powers. Russia has only to protect her immense frontier and be on peaceful terms, with China. We lose more by these disorders than ail the other powers, and certainly our Government and public opinion are tired of everything that has happened in the Far East in the last three or four years.  GERMANY WOULD WEAKEN RUSSIA.  “ It is the object of Germany to weaken 'Russia, giving us many disagreeable questions, and before we were great friends with the Chinese. We sent our officers to train them as soldiers and we sent them arms. Germany went to the Far East to do harm to Russia, and so she created difficulties In Turkey and afterward In the Far East.    „  • That was the beginning of a new political era for Germany In the East. I don’t think she thought much then about doing harm to Russia—the beginning was in conquest. 1 am afraid she l.s doing much harm to Russia now. for. our predominating influence was clear and now Germany commands with her Commander in Chief. Count von Waldersee was appointed since I went away, and I have had no private letters concerning this, but probably the Emperor of Germany asked if we had anything to say against it.    ^  “There was a very strong anti-German feeling in Russia when I left, so strong that many newspaper articles were againsi Germany, but, you know, the press of Russia is not free, and the German Ambassador went to the Foreign Office and asked that it be prouibitcd from speak-iiig against German, and that aroused very strong feeling against Germany once more, because everybody knew that we could not  “ No other Ambassadors have done this. If something is disagreeable tq Germany, they always a:^ that it be stopped. There have been very harsh articles against England but the English Ambassador never asked that they be stopped.  “ Germany will have some importance so long as the powers keep together, but Germany alone can do nothing at all in Chinp., and it is only through the carelessness of other nations that she can do anything.  “ Von Waldersee is coming to Shanghai in three weeks. If he comes he wants some great and glorious defeats of the Chinese, and the German press says already: ‘We witnt to push forward—we don’t want to remain in Peking’; but this I see In the American papers.    ^    -  “ Russia has only to defend her peaceful  Two Ponghkeepsie Picnicker« Wonder Whether They Are .Man and Wife.  Special to The New. York Times. POUGHKEEPSIE. N.. Y.. Aug. 26.-The Poughkeepsie Zither Club, one of the leading social organizations of this city, held a clambake a' few days ago, and out of the fun and frolic of the occasion arose an incident which some people insist has a serious side to d.  Among the members of the club Is Alderman Louis Kirchner, who has achieved considerable local prominence by officiating at City Hall naarriages. The suggestion was made that the Alderman get up a mock marriage, and In the merriment  which followed the proposition Edward A. Mahoney, a well-known young man. and a Miss Cavanaugh, a pretty young woman, were thrust forward as the principals. The Alderman asked them if they took each other for man and wife, and they laughingly replied that they did so. They were pronounced man and wife, and Alderman Kirchner saluted the bride in the manner established by precedence.  Nothing was thought of the incident until it began to be whispered that cases had been known where marriages for fun hud turned out to be the genuine thing. Alderman Kirchner has legal authority to marry people, and there was a rush for law reports and statutes to .see If he could marry them for fun, or whether all his marriages were binding. Alderman Kirchner said that it was a fact he had performed the ceremonv, but he did it as a joke, and understood’ that the other parties concerned also viewed it as a jest. He did not use tne right names of the couple, aiid, although he did pronounce them man and wife, no record was made of It.  “ I have heard of such marriages being called legal,” said the Alderman, “ but I do not think any coGrt would so rule in this case. It was all a joke. The young people had a good laugh over it, and ev ry body around joined In.”  WASHINGTON. Aug. 20.—Late to-day .a dispatch W’as received at the Japar-^se Legation from the Japanese Foreign Office conveying tlic latest and most auth-^^ntic Information of t: e sltuati'’'n ip and around 1‘eking. The ad\’ice.s w’ere of a disquieting nature, us they indicated that the Chinese had'rallied iheir forces, and W'*re preparing-ior an attack’upv n the allies In Peking.  If it sh- = Cild prove that the a"e’ forces are bc.sieged i Pekiiig. it wi I    ,tit  for the la< к of advic«’’rom G i. rni rf' C .\s made public by    Takahira ' e  dispatch from th;* J: penfse, For» Laci Off! e is as follows:  ‘ An offiilal * leg am. 'uat. Л f eking, Aug. 18, tvas received at Toki© from Gc... Yarrta-guchi. ‘ Ommander .>f the Japan-, ’e force.s, to the :'--Il-atvlng effect.  “The capital ie now entir« ly с ar-a v the enemy. A сач'аЧгу regiment \v.'= h ad been Sent to Wan-Shau-Sh-n -Empre.-s Dowager’s palace is с a Л reports that the imperial family, :    •    с  Peking Aug. 14, .st irted. ftpr a r ort rest at Wan-Shaa-i?i:an. f-.r the west, an,' ‘ ere under the escort of Gen. Ma and his trc p.s, consisting of only al'ovt с    and  twenty carts-“ The Jao-incse fur-’«';' occupied the ury Departmei t, in which -ver 2,‘‘    “ '  taels in silver (about $1.44o,-.tnn :.nc a k^J-ge quantity of rice were foun “ Another tel‘graphic disp t-Taku. Aug. 23. states that as tl troops and Boxers who had g--Nar.-Yuen were ab<-t to attack th f r-eign forces at Pe king. Jap-nese ar:    R a-  sian calvalry were exp cted to с ; ; i them on the 20th. '^he di.spat.'i fc states that t’hlnc ;e infantry, so: strong, with fifteen guns are «.dv    г  I northward from Sh-:.-Turg to ru: '  ; rear attack on the anies”  A copy of the dispatch w s y ansm: tea to Acting Secretary Adee. a ir Depaii-ment of State, and by him iur’J t ■ -President. While the. news of a p--• lu rear attack upoa he comp eratively .s-ua' force of allies was not received- wit surprise, it was not gener Jly regarded, as serious, as the foreign forc-s are Ъ aevei to be abundantly able to take care oi themselves againsc any' force e-    :-зе  likely to be sent again.st them  ’Mncse  :reu at  To Identify Each Other by Hat and Pins  Special to The New York Times.  SOUTH ORANGE. N. J., Aug. 26.—Miss Florence Hutchison of Academy Street, this village, has gone to San Francisco, where she has accepted a position as a school teacher. Miss Hutchison will be an entire stranger in her new field of work, and, previous to her departure, made arrangements with another teacher in San Francisco, a stranger to her. to meet her. In order that each .should know the other. Miss Hutchison forwarded a hat similar to the one she wore, and Yale and Wellesley pins, to be worn by the other teacher.  BDXER ATTACK EXPECTED.  Fisherman Falls Asleep and Drowns.  Special to The New York Times.  CHICAGO, Aug. ‘26.—Henry Greisheiiner fell from the North Pier at an early hour this morning and was drow'ned. In company' with another man he left home just after midnight to fish from the pier, w'hieh stretches into the lake from the foot of North Water Street. Both men fell asleep, and Qrelshelmer rolled off into the water. Being unable to swim he went to the bottom.  H«lf F©r© to Cblewso шпЛ Retmra  Via Lehigh VaUey^ R. iTljsicetf on шлЫ  LONDON. Aug. 27.—The latest news k-hand from Peking is d .ted Aug. 19, and indicates that the situ tion there y. is th a unchanged. The. imperial city was : . invested, but had not yet _ :r: :-cc'u. .''V The allies when the last messag- leCc. still refraining from aggressHje action, pending Instructions from theU Covern:^ ments.  An attack from 30.000 Boxers Ipated, and to meet this the wl le American force and the British art: tery acc.-rii-ing to a dispatch to The ¿'orning f it from Peking, dated Aug. 18, were m 'v’ed to the outer city wall. The Boxers reported coming from the R-'uU:  Copyright. 1900, T.he Associatici Гг. s. PEKING, Aug. 19. via Taku. Aug. 24.— Armed Chinese are reported to the eouth and west. A well-intrenche«; tot<^ been located by the BeTxgai LwncerH In a   

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