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bels containing "any promise of, offer of
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Virginia in a recent decision, yhe order
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operations today, -after a long period t
AH Except pn Ketteler
Were Alive July 22.
Legations Shelled by Ten Bat
. talions Nearly a Month.
KEUEF IS URGENTLY
Government "Pnttinir Fortst, Every
Effort to Insnre-tlie. Safety of
WASHINGTON, July 20. The effect of
.the day's newirfrom 'China was to fresh
en thof hope that the Government can
soon get In direct communication with
Minister Conger. -The mass of testimony
as to his being alive as late as the
22d Inst, is now so. great as to warrant
the department In resuming considera
tions of projects for the future. With
all its anxiety to get Mr. Conger and
the Americans in Pckln safely away,
the department Is proceeding with proper
precaution, and is by no means dis
posed to accept any proposition that
would unduly Jeopardize their lives. Such
might be the result of an off-hand ac
ceptance of the proposal to have the Chi
nese Government deliver the foreign Min
isters at Tien Tain, tor It la realized
that the escort might be. overpowered by
superior forces of Boxers on the way to
the sea. The State Department has come
to the conclusion that .Mr. Conger himself
is the best person to judge of the con
ditions under which his deliverance shall
be effected, and, therefore. It is again
looking to the Chinese Government to
place It in communication with Mr. Con
ger, In order that It may be advised by
him. That requirement was .the first of
the conditions- laid down by. President
McKinlcy in his answer to the appeal of
the Chinese Emperor, so that the situa
tion diplomatically cannot be said . to
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Have, bjeji materiaUs ehansecTB.the de-
VCIUpJiUMJUi. Ok UJUB)-. ti
The State Department was, Inclined t3
regard' Consul Fewiefs commta5ealdh as.
the most .valuable piece of. confirmatory
evidence yet received touching tha safety
of the Pekin diplomats. Up to & late
hour no answer had been received to the
second Conger message, but in view of
Consul Fowler's news -the-officials -were
Inclined to look forward to an early re
ply. It ls known here that Germany is one
of the governments which is putting
forth every effort to get Into direct com
munication with the beleagured Ministers
and like .the United States has had re
course to the "underground route." An
object of special solicitude 4s to discover
whether Baroness von Ketteler has es
caped or whether she has shared the fate
of her husband. Up to the' present noth
ing has been received to throw light on
the subject. The German Ambassador
and the French Charge called at the
State Department 'today to secure latest
Information which Secretary- Hay had
received, and both. - .were Immensely
pleased with the Fowler dispatch.
General Chaffee reported today his ar
rival at Taku' In advance of the expected
Discrepancies in the Advices.'
Baron von Hollenben, the German Am
bassador, called upon Secretary Hay this
morning. He said he had not received
any word -from Berlin on receipt of tho
important letter from the German Lega
tion at Pekin, described by Mr. Fowler.
As is always the case with the Chinese
advices, a discrepancy appears imme
diately upon a comparison of the Ger
man and the Japanese advices. The Ger
man report said the attack stopped on
the 12th, the Japanese report places the
cessation of firing on the 17th. The State
Department officials believe this is easily
explainable by a consideration of the
difference between the Christian and Chi
Another curious statement, however, is
contained In the Japanese report that
six legations were being still defended
on the 2M. This Is, in -apparent conflict
with Mr. Conger's last reported statement
that the Legations -were "in British lega
tion, under constant shot and shell,"
etc It was understood that Mr. r Conger
meant that all Legationers were' In the
British legation, though this might have
been strained interpretation of his
sage ana tne various Legations men
tioned in the Japanese dispatch may be
Military men here are amazed that the
Legations successfully resisted nearly a
month's Incessant shelling -by 10 battal
ions of Chinese. That any trace of a
brick building should remain after such
a bombardment is utterly inconceivable
SHELED FOR NEARLY A MONTH.
Attach: on the Legation Not So De
termined as at First.
WASHINGTON. July 30. The Sectetary
of State received at midnight- from Mr.
Fowler. American Consul at Che -Foo,
a dispatch, dated July 29, noon. Mr.
"A letter from the German Legation
dated 21st inst., received at Tien Tsln
says the eGrman loss ls 10 killed and 12
injured. Chinese - ceased their attack on
the 12th. Baron von Kettelers body is.
said to be safe. The Austrian. Dutch
and Spanish legations destroyed and the
"A letter from, the Japanese Legation,
dated the 23d, arrived at Tien Tain on
the 25th. Ten battalions of Chinese shelled
the 'legations consecutively from the 30th
otf June and stopped on the 17th of July,
Jfcut may renew. The enemy are decreaa-
lng. The- German, wRusalan, American,
British and, half theJapanese- and French
legation, still defended. Japanese say
they hate. food lo&slx days, but little
ammunition. Tho Stnpcror and Empress
are. reported at PeSn.
BRITISH MIXJtER REPORTS.
Aa Armfstlce Declared, Jt the Le
LONDON, July ffl 1U36 A. M. The Ad
miralty has madfljpublio the following
dispatch from Rear-Admlral Bruce,? at
Tien "Tslnreceived (from Pekin:
The British legation at Pekin. June 20
to July 18, was repeatedly attacked by
umnese roop3 onjau siaes. -.mere was
"both rifle and artillery Jlre. Since July
16 there fes bSen aifi armistice,. but a cor
don is strfctly'drawfl on both sides of jthe
position. The Chinese barricades ate close
to ours. All the wftnen and 'children, are
in the British legation. Casualties to
.date are .62 killed, including Captain
Strouts. A number faf wounded are ln'the
-hospital, .including jCaptain Halllday. The
rest 01 ine uigauon are wen, except xra
vid Oiipbant and Warren, killed July 2L
, ; "MACDONALD." '
The Che Fco correspondent .of 'the
Dally Express telegraphing July 25, says:
1 have received a dispatchfrom Pe
kin. dated July 10, (saying: tAll silent.
Bullets and shells jre occasionally fired,
from the streets, causing but few -casual
ties.' It Is reported that 18 foreigners'
nave oeen murocrtu at xong cnou on
Ho Doubt of lti Genuineness.
LONDON. July a, 4:43 A. M.-Str
Claude - MacDbnald's welcome dispatch,
dated Pekin, July 2L and received in
cipher is accepted oh all sides aJj dispel
ling doubts that might still have exlst
ence regarding the genuineness of the
dispatch. Owing to an error In trahs
mlsslon, the message fails to - show, the
number of wounded. David Ollphant arid
Warren were two student Interpreters.
The message falls to- mention the other
Legations and other matters of pressing
Importance to know, hut it should De
borne in mind, that the British Minister
may not be aware that all his previous
dispatches- have been suppressed. He
may be under the impression that the
Government is fully posted regarding' ail
Apart from this dispatch, there is prac
tically no. fresh news, although a special,
from Tien Tsln asserts that the British,
aftl American forces are getting ready
to advance, within 4S hours.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Chancellor of
the Exchequer, explains that the govern
ment has i, incurred no financial liability
to Japan for military assistance in China.
The proposed .guarantees, depended upon
Japan's sending a larger number of
troops than she sent and at an earlier
date, and the offer was not accepted
by the Japanese Government.
EXPECTS TO HEAR FROM CONGER.
Washington Awaiting: Advice From
the American Minister
WASHINGTON, July 30. Now that the
London Foreign Office has heard- from
Sir Claude .McDonald, the officials here
confidently, expect that within a very
short time something' will come from
Minister Conger if he be still alive. This
hAllpf f hJUMHl unon -anmntVMT- . that
aiy-wisw s jj.ih.i iw conrouaicgr
tJoh to h'ls Government are-.at least'eqUal
to- those possessed by -his diplomatic col
leagues, and that he''"wul-avail'ljImselJE
of the first opportunity to let the. people
pf the United States know he.ois alive
arid what are the real Condi lions' in Pe
kin. ' Some disappointment is expressed
hern because of the -absence of any datej
to Sir Claude's dispatch, the.tmessage In
its shape leaving uncertain Just up to
what time it brings events in Pekin,. It
was pointed out tonight, however, that
the probability ls that the date July -21,
at the end of the message, ls the day 6n
which it was sent, asthe body of the
communication says an armistice has
been existence since July 15.
People are horrified at the great num
ber of persons who have been killed and
wounded, and say that when the day of
reckoning comes, China will have a big
account t6 settle with different -nations.
DAMAGED. BY CAHNON FIRE.
German .Consul Telegraphs That Re
lief Is Urgently Needed.
BTU. JuJr TThe 9eIman, ConsUl J
at Tien Tsln has telegraphed under dato
of Saturday, July 2S, to the foreign office,
"The German Secretary of Legation at
Pekin, Herr Gelow-, writes, July. 21:
Thanks for your news. July 19 tho con
dition of Cordes satisfactory. The re
maining members of the Legation all
right. The detachment of tho guards lest
10 killed and 14 wounded. The houses of
the legation, much damaged by cannon 1
fire; are held by the guard. The attack
of the Chinese troops on us ceased .July
16. Speediest possible advance of relief
troops urgently necessary.
" 'According to trustworthy report, the
body of . Baron von Ketteler has been
burled by the Chinese Government,' "
The Cordes mentioned In the above dis
patch Is the second Interpreter, of Jtne
German Legation. He was with Baron
von Ketteler when tho latter was mur-
dered, an4 himself was wounded. Ho
escaped q .the legation.
CHINESE MINISTER PLEASED.
Mr. Waever Doubted the Safety
of the Ministers.
WASHUfGTON, juiy 30. The Chinese
Minister, Mn Wu, received the Fowler
dispatch with satisfaction, but refrained
from any decided comment. He said:
"I am glad at last that the' public here
and in Europo has some news from Pe
kin it has no posslblo reason to Question.
This news bears out what I have main
tained ever since the receipt of the
Conger dispatch. The Ministers are alive
L "o&wtao ttVd iot L held
out alt this time."
Regarding the report that the Ministers
were being held as hostages in Pekin, Mr.
Wu said it was very unlikely. The might
possibly be under restraint for their own
protection, but that was all, ."he thought
In the present disturbed condition the
Minister believed this might be a wise
WERE SAFE JULY 22.
British Foreign Office Receives Ad
vice From. Tiea Tain.
LONDON. July 30. In the House of
Commons' today the Parliamentary Sec
retary for tho Foreign Office. Mr. William.
St. John Broderlck, read the dispatch
from the British Consul at Tien TsiD,
saying that the foreign Ministers at Pe
kin were safe July 22. Mr. Broderlck.
also read a dispatch in which the state
ment made that a strong body, of troops,
composed almost entirely of K.wang"HBUs,
was around the legations, and that the
Chinese were forced to block, the -river
with sunken craft with a' breach on the
left hank In order to flood the territory
to the eastward
Mr. Broderlclcsald that the council of
Admirals decided July 6 that the rail
road. between Taku and Tien. Tsln should
bo guarded, and should be managed by
the Russians. The government has in
(Conduced on Second Pace.)
HOW HUMBERT DIED
Bressi' s Attack on -the King
VVas Entirely Unexpected.
The Assassin' Worked la a SISJc Mill
at. Patera OS, 1i.J aaa'CWas
Known aa'aift-aiet M aa. "
MONA July 30. After the shootlftgof
King Humbert last night, the King, as
soon . as - His Majesty's attendant could
realize what had happened, was" placed In
his carriage and driven as rapidly as pos-
' KING KTJOIBER.T OF.XTAIiY, WHO
beyoaftjaUBHanAid; ' "
It aDDc'srs that when Klri Humbert
was -wounded ie jexBlalhe "It is noth-.i
ihg'' Th& royal carmge-cbveVed thftdis-'
tance .between the... Gjrnindstle Sqciety
clubhouse,-where. the crime' was commit
ted arid ihb royal Villa at full speed, re
quiring but three minutes. The King.exJ
pired on the way, - and. although placed
l.n a bed, was dead when the doctors ar-1
The expression of the dead King's face
is -tranquil, and. even smiling. The corpse
was blessed immediately after death. It
will be embalmed.
( The assassin's name ls variously given
as Angelo and Gaetno -Bres'sl. He ls
young, tall and swarthy. He Tf as borp "in
Frato, November 10. 1859. and is a weaver
by trade. He says that he committed the
deed because of bis hatred of monarch-
I leal Institutions. He reachedMonza July
27 from Milan, vhere he stayed a few
days. It appears he remained four days
In Prato, and twp days at Bolpgne, after
which he came here.
"When Queen Margherita arrived aUthe
villa It was still hoped--that- the King
irould survive, and when the truth fwas
broken to her. a heart-rending scene en
sued. Bursting into tears she exclaimed:
"It is the greatest crime df the century.
Humbert was good and faithful. No per
son could have loved his people more. He
was one who bore Ill-will to none."
' When the Queen's mother arrived there
was another affecting scene.
The assassin ls strictly guarded In 'pris
on. He continues to preserve absolute in
difference, and took his meals today with
out any sign of being affected by his "po
sition. A second revolver -was found .bn
the. prisoner and In the gymnastic ground.
Hie room where the . embalming Is -proceeding
ls already filled with flowers. The
Queen herself placed a wreath 'on the bl&r
and knelt and prayed beside the body, and
in. spite of the entreaties of the Prince
and -Princess she refused to quit the death
chamber, which Is in charge of Count
Ku'rrl. the late King's Ald-de-2amp.
No additional details of the terrible
tragedy are available. It happened sO
quickly and -unexpectedly that the King
was dead almost before the spectators
realized what had occurred. No special
precautions had been taken. Very few
police -were -in attendance,' and -only a
small guard of soldiers was keeping the
way. clear for the carriage. The King,
amid the cheers of the crowd, came out
smiling, accompanied by his Aid-de-Camp,
General Ponzlo Baglla. He had entered
the carriage, and was Just driving off.
when the revolver shots were fired In
quick, succession. Some witnesses assert
that Bressi was seen Just previously wav
ing his hands and cheering. The first
shot -wounded the King In the neck; the
second, the fatal one, piorced his heart,
and the third broke his arm. The crowd
was stunned at the unexpected scene, but
speedily a rush was made toward the as
sassin. He did not attempt to escape,
and was roughly treated until the carbi
neers formed a cordon and secured him
from the fury, of the people.
An . eye-witness says that immediately
after the shots were fired the King fell
back, pressing his. hand to his heart. He
was -Instantly supported by General Pon
zlo Baglla, who told the coachman to
drive with all. speed to the castle. After
his exclamation, "It Is nothing," be did
not utter a sound. Blood gushed, from
his mouth. The assassin, on reaching the
guardroom of the carbineers,, was in a
pitiable condition, 'his hands and arms
being lacerated and bloody, and his
clothes torn by the angry crowd. Re
plying to questions, he hissed through his
teeth: 'Tell them I came. from, America
on purpose to kill Humbert. I haVe oniy
Just arrived from' America, and know no
one. I spent a day at Bologna, and then
came on to Milan."
A search made at his home at Prato
resulted in the finding of several compro
mising letters from New York. One,
signed by a woman, was dated June 23.
In this letter the writer asks whether all
is ready, and expresses a hope that he
will-soon return.. Bressi has been absent
from Prato for six or soven 'years. His
I parents live there, and he has a brother
. - .
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Mini' 1 11 .1 in t I, T 111 ni
in. an 'Italian Infantry regiment. In ref
erence tb the finding of another revolver.
It Ls asserted that Brcssl was seen. In
company with a young man near where
the, killing was done. After his arrest he
appeared wakeful and nervous until about
sundown, but he slept soundly.
- It .now appears that the revolver was
of :Americanmake, the caliber being nine
Queen Margherita has received an enor
mous number of .telegrams of sympathy
from all parts of tho world and from the
heads of all states- .
, ROME IJT MOURNING.
Klas; Humbert's Remains Will Rest
in the Pnntheon.
ROME, July 30. Signs of mourning ar
rapidly appearing throughout the city.
Crape is displayed upon many residences
and public buildings. Portraits of the
murdered-Tnonarch occupy points of vant
age, draped In black, and nags arc Using
at half-mast everywhere.- King Humbert's-
remains- will be brought to Rome
and laid to rest in the Pantheon.
It- is stated, that the name of the as-
WAS ASSASSINATED SUNDAY NIGHT.
itsiisatndoejnp&appeaeinrtheillst of dan-
gqrous unarcmsis kqowji o wb puuve.
A'-few.nowspapers thid morning publish
short tributes, to the noble qualities of
Xing-Humbert, declaring -that It is due
to his love .for the wo rkirtp' classes that
he has fallen a victim of assassination.
The papers 'adda few words. of sympathy
and-respect for the hew King.
GiorhO states that If the absence cf the
new King Is prolonged beydnd 4S hours,
"a?- brief regency .will Be 'established in
accordance, with' the Constitution.
Thousands of. telegrams have been re
ceived from all -parts of" the country
Indicative of the deep sorrow felt by
the 'whole na"ilon. ' Everywhere work was
suspended today, and the bourses and
theaters were elosed. In the principal
cities the municipal authorities are con
sidering "plans to honor the memory of
the murdered monarch.
At Messina a procession marched the
streets cheering the young King. An
imppsing, demonstration preceded this,
preat Indignation of the population was
expressed, after which a vast crowd
cheered the new King. There were simi
lar demonstrations In other towns.
The Trlbuno,- in a special' edition, de
clares that-a temporary regency will be
The Ministry d'Jaure has resigned.
All the military and naval forces
throughout the country today took the
oath of, fidelity to the new King. All
the .Deputies of the extreme Left now
In Rome met yesterday and adopted a
resolution expressing abhorrence for the
crime. The cardinals met at- the resi
dence of Monslgnoro Rampolla to discuss
the Mine of conduct to be 'followed in
connection with the obsequies.
Last evening- the students paraded the
streets cheering for the House of Sa
voy. No disturbance of public order has
been reported. A proclamation from the
Queen Regent has been Issued announcing
the ascension of the new King and stat
ing that Parliament will be convoked
after the funeral.
Several warships have started to meet
It Is reported that Emperor William
will attend the funeral, p
The Socialists and Anarchists have Is
sued ,a formal . condemnation of the
crime. The poljce have made several ar
rests of suspected persons on the theory
that, a conspiracy exists.
The Socialist organ, Avanta, accuses
tho government'of. being the indirect as
sassin of the Kipg, because of a mis
taken policy of dealing with Socialists.
In conaeqnence of this tirade, tho police
pelzed .the Avanta.
' The .pope's grief was unmistakable. As
surances navd been. conveyed to the gov
ernment that the Vatican will discour
age any attempt to embarrass the Min
istry,' This Is the outcome of a rumor
that, a dangorou cqalition exists botween
the extreme panalparty and the Repub
licans for the overthrow of the mon
archy. The Conservator of the Qulrinal has
sealed up all the private apartments of
King "Humbert, arid all the doors of the
palace, except one. TBe members of the
diplomatic corps all went this morning to
the Foreign Office to tender their con
dolencee. The visitors' books at the Qulr
inal already are filled with the names of
callers. Profound ;alm prevails through
put the entire country. Such members of
the Chamber of Deputies as are in Rome
met thin afternoon and adopted a resolu
tion execrating the prime and expressing
Official Announcement by Fava.
NEW-YORK, July 30. Baron Fava sent
the-following-telegram to the Associated
'"Seabriffht, N. J., July 30. I have re
ceived official confirmation of the death
qf His Majesty, King Humbert, who was
murdered at Morira yesterday (Sunday.)
King Victor Emanuel III. is now at Plero,
Greece, and has left for the Kingdom.
Hambert'i Sinter Goes to Monsa.
AJ.X LES BATHES. July 30. Maria Pla,
Queen Dowager, of- Portugal and sister
of King Humbert, left for Monza today.
ISSUE IN DOUBT
Washington Governorship Not
Settled by Seattle Primaries.
FR1NK CANNOT BE INDORSED
Humes and Gnle Combine Able to
Organise County Convention Split
Delegation Probable Result.
SEATTLE, Wash.. July SO. It is. prob
able that no Gubernatorial candidate will
have a majority of the Republican Coun
ty Convention next Thursday. The pri
maries today leave the Issue In doubf;
with a strong likelihood that Humes and.
Guie combined will be able to organize the
convention as against Frink. The latter
split even with his two opponents In the
city, but Humes will unquestionably have
a large majority of the south country
district, and Frink will probably have a
few more votes than Humes and Gule
In the north district. There are 463 votes
in the convention, of which the city has
253. Frink has about 130 votes in Se
attle, Humes 100 and Guie 32. There are
110 votes in the .south district, and of
these Humes will get at least 70 and Guie
perhaps six or eight, leaving from S3 to
34 for Frink. In the north district are
94 votes; of which Frink will probably
have CO. If these figures are correct.
Humes will have 210 votes and Guie about
30, giving them 210 out of 456 votes, or a
majority of 1L This is exceedingly closo
calculation, but It seems to be well found
ed enough to Justify the statement that
Frink, the Wilson candidate, cannot be
Indorsed. The result will probably be a
split delegation to the state convention.
The usual method of naming delegates In
this county has been by Senatorial dis
tricts. If this method ls followed, the.
Humes and Gule men will have a great
advantage, because they have a majority
in at least four out of six districts.
The day has been one of great excite
ment. The battle waged fiercest In the
Fifth and Sixth Wards. The First Ward,
usually the scene of great disorder bn
primary day, "was unusually quiet, being
practically conceded to Humes, except one
proclnct, which Frink carried by 10 votes.
The presence of some E0 Deputy Sheriffs
at the polls created some excitement,
but only one arrest for Illegal voting was
made. In the first precinct of the Seventh
Ward, some 260 votes were polled, and
the vote altogether was the heaviest ever
cast at a primary.
The race for Sheriff between Wooding
and Vandevanter is very close and doubt
COTTON MILLS SHUT DOWK.
Chinese Trouble Throws 3000 Hands
Qnt ot "Worlc. . .
BDDDEFORD, Me.-. July 3a The pre
vailing' trpuble in China has made it nec
essary to bring about a curtailment of
production In cotton manufacturing In
this city, and It was announced today that
the mills of the Pepperell Manufacturing
Company would be shut down from Au
gust 18 until September 4. About one
half of the goods manufactured by these
mills goes to China. About 3000 hands are
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
A cablegram from United Consul Fowler, at
Chee Fco, says that the American. German.
British, Russian and .halt the, French and
Japanese legations were defended July 22.
It (s not doubted that the Ministers at Pekin
were alive on that date. The State- Depart
ment hopes to have early communication
with Minister Conger. England has received
a cable dispatch from her Minister. '
Russian soldiers In Manchuria have been at
tacked by Chinese troops and driven south
ward from Mukden. Boxers has appeared
in several towns, and are Inciting the inhab
itants to revolt.
Italy deeply mourns the assassination of Klnr
Humbert, but the situation Is quiet, and no
disturbance will attend the accession of the
now King. Brcssl, the assassin, worked in a
silk, mill at Paterson, N. J., until May of
this year. ,
The weakness of the monsoon causes anxiety
in famine-stricken India. ,
Twelve persons were drowned and 3000 made
homeless by Inundations caused by rains in
Many Boers are surrenderlns. and the Free
SUte Army will soon be a thing of the past.,
After a conference with Chairman Hanna yes
terday Governor .Rooservelt said he would be
a private citizen during August, and that he
had made no definite arraocements for the
later months ot the campaign.
Senator Hanna says Senator Piatt is "in pol
itics head and shoulders and with both
feet," and will not resign the Republican
leadership in New York.
The Populists are planning to have their mala
campaign headquarters at Lincoln, Neb.,
with a branch at Chicago.
United States Senator Wellington. Republican,
of Maryland, announces -that he will oppose
tho re-election of. President McKlnley.
The board of directors Of tha Oregon Hopgrow
ers Association met and discussed outloolc
Every fisherman on Fraser River, with excep
tion of 700 men of the white Fishermen's
Union at Steveston. started to work yester
day, and the strike is practically broken.
An electric light plant to supply Roseburg and
a large saw mill will be erected at Winches
ter. Douglas County, by Portland-and East
ern capitalists. ,
Seattle Republican primaries leave nomination
for Governor of Washlnston In doubt.
Humes and Gule combined can organize con
vention against Frink.
Tho Multnomah Republican Central Commit
tee has Issued a circular" reviewing the Leg
: Isiatlve fight last June. -
The G. A. R- encampment at Pleasant Home
opens formally today."
A Chinese reformer has been making anti
Boxer speeches here.
Steamer Frederick Billings wrecked in the Co
Clipper ship Sutnerlandshlre wrecked; 13- lives
Log raft from Stella starts seaward.
March grain fleet arriving out at Quecnstown.
Caleb Powers, on trial for the murder of "Gov
ernor GoebeU of Kentucky, testified yester
day that the object in bringing mountain
men to the state capital was to show their
Interest in affairs, and not to Intimidate the
Legislature or the election board.