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NTXETY-SECOXD YEA II.
ST. LOriS. .AIO.. FRIDAY. JUNE 8. 1000.
"T")TT"iT"i " ;, JwJ. One Cent.
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Oiifftiilf St. Liinla. T i fxit.
f (ill Trrin. Tlirct" ("int.
ATED AT NIGHT ON LINDEU SYSTEM
U JO i J-i7Q
L & " 5 A
Absence of Disturbances Marl
Opening of IVIain Line Between
Taylor and Third Street.
Will Discuss Advisability of Calling Out
Militia Attorneys Priest and Stone
May Confer Again To-Day.
rre first or- to be opiralid at night since the strike was Invigurafeil were run
last night over the Lindell svst. m. between Tajlor awm." and Tlurt and Washlngtin
avenue. The car-, wero protected ly guards, and the io-se patrolled the rlght-nf-wav-.
A ilie-mlnute schedule was carried out until 12 o'clock last nighi.
Governor Stephens Is expccti-d to arrive In the city tn-daj to discuss with niliclals
and business men the advisability and necessity or calling out the ml ltla. Tiw entire
Mrlko situation will bo review co,.
Exovernor Stone, on behalf or the strikers, and Judge II. S Priest for thu St.
Louis Transit Corn;tnv met ;"esteruay by arrangement made bj the Citizens" dm
raltteo. lut neither would say what. If anything, had been accomplished. Another
conference may bo held to-lay.
A conference by tho Sheriff, oflicrs of the posse and transit officials v. as held
yesterday, and It was agreed that th xsvat suflielontly strcrig In numliers to fur
nish protection In the operation of street car-, at night.
I.it.-o!men William O. Conte. William Gibbons and I?. .1. Boland were shot while
assisting In quelling Hots in North St. Louis Patrolman Cento's wnutM niHV proie
fatal. It Is claimed a nol.-ciess ride was used on Co.ttii and Gibbous, as no report
was heard by anv of tho witnesses to both shooting-.
John Goatling, a photographer, living at No. nc Monroe street, wjs snot an! seri
ously wounded while standing on the rear platform of a Futon line car at Fifteenth
find Chambers streets Jast night. His asstliant Is not known.
CARS RAN UNTIL MIDNIGHT.
Police Officers and Posse Furnished Protection
on the Lindell 3Iain Line.
Nisht cars wcr-v run yesterday on ono di
yltion of tho transit company for tho first
V.me slnco tho strike began. Through the
protection of tight companies of the posse
comitatus. twelve cars, maintaining a four
tnlnuto schedule, wero In operation until
midnight on tho iJndel! system from Taylor
avenus to tho loop at Third street and
Tho duty of protecting the ears was di
vided between the police b ! the pose.
The former remained f tatior.. d on the cars
nnd the latter ratrolled the streets to pre
Dssplto tho general opinion o thh con
trary, thr.ro was llttlo or no disturbance.
Dynamlto was plared on the tracks at Kln
Tey and New stead avenues, and was ex
ploded by a west-bound car lato In the
venlng-. but no damage was done,
f'rowds linei the streets at places, but theso
were dlcpersed without troublo by th Pepu
iy Sheriffs. At times a Deputy Sheriff, or
the crew of a car, wero taunted by omo
excited strike sympathizer, but Fuch as
ventured this far were quickly made to va
cate, and nor.o ottered opposition to the
orders of tho deputies.
, There was no stop between tho afternoon
and nisht service on the ptrt of the Lln
tlcll. Tho crews of the afternoon cars wero
relieved by night crews as Is done In normal
time?, and a continual service was kept up.
Xothlrjr more than tho reirular police de
tail guarded the cirs proptr until shortly
before dark, when the Sheriff were con
leyed to their various stations
.At thf poso barracks, latt cisht, btwcn
tho hours of C and 7 o'clock, thero was a
dcene of tho sreattst activity. Tho cum
par.ies were beln mustered for thrir firt
night's work a: ratrolling- the streets. l!y
T: the companies were ready for duty.
Jn succession they formed on the ground
floor of the barracks ard rccelvi-I instruc
tions from Colonel Cavender. The latter
eald but a lew words to each man, I at
thes defined the duties cf tho m-n Ke
ndd that they would not bo rtquir-d to di
anything but what they bad sworn to do
"Your duties," said he. "are not alone to
protect the property of the transit com
pany, but to protect everybody's property
and the peace of the city. I expect a good
night's work from your Captain."
The eight companies atlirr.id to tho pro
tection of the cars were divided into two
battalions. commanded r.siectlely by
Colonel Katdorf and Major Ker.nett Colonel
HatdorfR battalion was distributed along
the Ltndell tracks from Garrison and Wash-
GOVERNOR EXPECTED TO-BAY
He Will Discuss With Citizens Necessity of Call
ing Out the Militia.
Governor Stephens is expected to arrlvo
hero from Jefferson City to-day to fully In
vestigate the strlko situation and to con
sider the advisability of calling out the
militia. The Governor said last night In
Jefferson City that he would go to St. Ijoui.s
ns soon as Attorney General Crow returns
Xrom Kansas City to glvo him the legal
adilco ho wants as to any action be may
want to take In tho (strike troubles.
Attorney General Ctovv 13 expected in Jef
lerson City this mornlrg.
On his arrival the Governor will. It Is sail,
call Harry It. llawe.s. president of the I'o
lice Board and Chief of Police Campb-11
to a conference, when tho situation of af
fairs now existing will be uIscuskmI .it
length, and tho best means of preserving
law and order will also be considered. It
Is probable that a committee of bu-sness
men will wait upon the Governor and urge
upon hint the necessity of calling out the
militia. Other Individual citizens who have
been petitioning for the militia are exiiectcl
to make another effort to have the Gov
ernor accedo to their demands.
Governor Stephens has visited PL Iouis
nnd held several conferences with the police
officials since the strike vva Inaugurated,
ond after every conference he said that he
thought that the city authorities were able
to cope with tho existing conditions. Harry
31. Hawes and Chief Campbell also iwld that
thev wero of the opinion that tho polleo
of the city could preserve law and order j
nnd that tne caning out 01 mo xuuuu was
At tbo citizens' meeting In tho directors'
room at the Merchants" Exchange, Mr.
Hawcs announced that be was not ready
to admit that the police were not able
to maintain order, and he told those pres
ent that the militia should not be called
out until tbo city had exhausted Its re
sources. Cr"1'""'". h slid that as toon as he
TO BE HERE TO-DAY.
Injrton avenues to Ta lor and rinnev ave
nues. Major Knnett's division jwlrollcil
from Garrison to the loop at Thir-i .it d
The companies, their captains, mil re
spective asiKntnent-, were as follows Com
pany No. V. Capt.iln Harry C. Haywarl.
from Third street to Ninth btrect; Company
No 21, C.tptain Charles Nail. from Ninth
htreet t I'lfteenth trevt. Company
No. 13. Captain II I- Iteb-r. from
Fifteenth street to Tweiiiy-second strfet.
Company No. 17. "apiaiii C. I. Clark
Fon. from Twenty .econd t-tro-t to
Garrison avenue, c-unpan) No. 1 Captain
W . i Mccntlre, from Garrison avenue to
Grand ai.d l'rankliu avinues; Company No.
I). Captain Lloyd T. Moffett. from Grand.
and rranklln avenues to andcventer an
1'inney avenues: Comrany No. 1C, Captain
I. IJ. Pieot, from Var.dev.-nter and Fin-t
I ney avenues to llnney and Wes-t hit tier;
I t umpany M, Captain Warren Harhtou, from
' 1'Inney avenue and West Whlttier wtrtet J
to Tailor and Finney avmues.
Tho Captain- only re oil til Kencral in
struction from their supi rl rs. an! each ar
ranged the policing of his district according
to lus own idea". The instructions U-ued
by them to the men. however, n-re prac
tically the same. Kaih Sin riff was cau
tioned about the use of his arms, and was
told to riioot oulv In ca-i he saw that such
extremes were being resorted to by utlurs.
In case of any petty disturbance each Iep
uty was ordered to call the Corporal of the
Guard and to held tho offending party.
Aft-r riceivire gtneral Instruction i the men
wero divided equally along tho dlMrlct of
each respective c umpany and wen- mdered
to patrol tho streets between tho track-s
and the curb.
Uvcry bio- k alons the I.indell system was
puarded by from ten to twenty Deputy
Sherilfb. Crowds of ie:ple lined the streets,
but most of thtst. were drawn by curiosity
and accepted with tlw bt.ht grae possth'o
the stern mandates of the deputies, "Mole
on!" At places along tho route there were
tome slight encounters, but they did not
amount to much.
At Twenty-second street tvio men dtlvlmr
a light bugiry orossd Washington avenue
itrv fast and the horse struck one of the
deputies The latter thought that this was
done intentionally and "tarted to arrest the
men. They resisted and attempted to draw
revolvers, a cull for the Corporal of the
Kuard was turned In After some argument
the men wt-ie allowed to depart.
At Fifteenth htreet nlout W o'clock a man
shouted "scab" and threw a brtik at :i
D-puty. The man wa-, pursued, but wis
not captured. At different places tro'lble
wes c.iustd by drunln n men. but It was not
necessary to make any arrests.
thought It necessary he would call on tho
Sheriff for the pos'e comitate He also
said that only J) mm responded to the
call for Li'" men to serve as extra pollce
li.tn. Some of the titizms are of the opinion
that the ftusse eomlIatu has not btcn us
effective in preset ving I iw and order as
was .ipicted. A committee called on the
Governor In J'fftrson City and recited tu
him their lievv.s of tho situation, and ad
vim il him to tud'r out the militia at onie.
The Governor tefused to comply with their
request wilhuut full iiiivsilgatlns the con
ditions fur himself. Ho to. ih nn1111.it
tec tint he would not urdir out the mili
tia unless as a last resort. I'on.lltlons In
St. Louis, he said, did not apj ear to war
rant him in taking j-ui h action. He al I,
however, that his l.-it to St. Louis v.uuld
decide what action In- will take.
t;iticriur a Letter.
Governor Stiphtns jesterday gave out
tho following statement relative to the
1 liave rliiiealured. ftarlessly. lion-Mly und
cc.nelntovuly to 1I1 m full duly aa the Gov
trnjr of MUsuurt since tl.e St Ivouis strike vai
Inaugurated, and have, before actinjr. In every
Instance, eounseleil Ui conservative citizen,
wiio iito - dei; ly anxioud and interested 11s
NunvtthstanJIni; tldj. I h-ne not bad the sup
port of the press of i-t. Iul. To the eontrarj".
1 have Uen bel.J up lo eonitam riJlciilw by rivit
ef the Et I)uls i.e upapers, which seeia to "iw
plalf? to I.jth the lawless element and th
l(tn.a.btdtiu; citizens. i:veiy movement the State
tuuhorlUe 1-dve tnadd havo Len tllsoredi'ed;
every motive has bet.n Inipugnetl. Ctsareitv
fiends Twelfth street cihortcrs anj mart
Alecks of various descriptions, have lieen en
ivarapcj to publlth rn btura to tnc. full of
malice a&i bitterness. IciaUHi my unxletv to
fuppresK rioting- and te-.toro order htve not been
la every l.notiune sucvei-fful.
IVith ma like Join's 1 lllsir ami Arthur n
Gnist aal ethers. vhj prttend to repre-ent
tho Mu-anJ-cnlrr element et Pt Ioula. but
ho are s-em!nRy taking advanuce of this un
fortuaatt statu vf aSln u Mia notoriety In
!JL - 0Nr
. r- I I -se u i
a m i ! i Tvnrl ws i . am ii
1. 'William A. Ktltk'(l"( f'l). A.
Dave Ilorifk, Co. A, on (iiianl.
ari.Itlne men who are hoMln- rrefwinsble pu'-
llr p-it1'n. It is n a sti-i rie that the an-
arrl ists ar I tie rifters t.ke preat d'ltcht In
nlt naulun- us ftr t.'jIr.K to i what Is rliht
n.d , rrjr.
I iitu In noelrt of tre within card frori St.
liuls to-da It Is the natural ru!t ef th
ccnitsi.l atta ks of the ne-wsparsrs. the Itlalr
and the et-trrts-m? Th threat Is as follows:
"St. Louis. Jure S, lir) -Mr. Stc; hen. Gov
ftnw of -llsjurl, JcrfrJai n ttty. Mo If y-iu
li n"t rail oat th- Stit rrllllla in a few ilajs
jou will be hjt. i:-pectful!i.
This Is one cf the many similar warnlncs I an
reribliF. On the one hand, many of the lrre-si-irib
smp-tl tiers ef the ftjlkrs are ttirtat
r nlntj m aihl damnlnir me berau- of the en" irt
ef the M. louts l'o'l.-e Ierrtnient to do their
lutj llecaue It w is up"n my rua-gtstbin t"H
emer?rr.ey iUice were -Hllftl fir an,l th Sher!tr'
jcsFe rumiromil Wilb en Ih- ethr li m.l.
it th wlr-tjlnl fileniN uf !w- and . -t-r ar
nlt.l.kiis tn I-aiif the ftrik't Ut not Le"i
bloUKht to an enil, end because tlier Is yet a
serl u ts.ndttl. n f sn".-iri rvi-nns In the 1 lt
If lii.im!te Is .-t r"rtei 1, l.y ti.e una h
Ists and nubs, an.1 pniwrty lii destrnvid ard
lives are sacrM-wi, the rulll will ln..w ui n
whem to fijtfi th resi-billiy The Mini
men that ate ..r.ian llt.B lint I i.r.b r ut th
inilUU i 1 le the flrt 'o eonaemn in ah-ul 1 I
niak" the erder. and the i.bliia ate rnllea up-n
am rloot dn ritliens of m I, ui AniaJ.ru
ef llern would H- prrtpeitr drr"r.! and lives
famSeed to seeuie isilltiral H.lva- tJKta Eliml
natu piliths altceither at this tlmo frrra the
ji It ' ! 1 mat nil m Mn mi MnwiBagP y&Jt!"',, ' lJ.liy.fiMi'."". 'axj h.u u. juiaai.
' ' " $?$ !T vsr 4Tr avs
Ex-Governor Stone and Judge II. S. Priest May
Ilold Another Conference To-Day.
Another conference looking 10 a settle
ment of the strike was held yesterday aft-
rnoon between Judge Jl S. I'riest, who Is
now conducting the strike negotiations for
the St Ixmis Transit Company, and x
Goverrior W. J. Stone, counsel for tho
strikeis. The meeting of the two attormys
was in Judge I'rlesi'st oBIce in the I-ac leiH
building. Nothini; was aceompIMhcd as fur
as could lie learned.
Niitlier "f the attoriies would iliscuss
the sitaatlun and tits tefused to .-siy
whither or not an thing ealeuhued to settle
tho strike had beiu accomplishid at tlie
On his return from ICnnsas City jesterday
morning ex-Goviiuor Stni.e ri' ived the
Setter .sent to him in- il Iiefore by Nalhan
Frank, ihalrm.in of tin- Citlz ns Commlt-te-c.
In which he was icquestei to se Judi;f
Trlift immf-dlatel.v. Nathan Frank also
called to see Mr Stone jesterday morning
TO GUARD CARS AT NIGHT.
Conference of Posse Officers, Transit Officials and
Sheriff New Companies Organize.
Sheriff I'ohlnwn's posse eomltntus had
grown lo 1.-T7 men jesterday afterr.cou. The
number i deemed suillefent by the t-herilt
to operate a number of lines after dark, anl
he so stated at the conference held at the
barracks yesterday morning with Manager
liiiumholt of the transit company and
lTlecrsvf the posse. The work of swearing
In deputies is being continued, however.
About IW men look the oath jesterday
nnd were drilled at the barracks. What is
termed at the barracks a crrck companj
was formed from the new recruits, with
. 3 3
, rT AnS 1.. . ... rZs
oc - . - r .
Hfiiry Trtirlioht, Co. , 1'siti oiling Jt-ITcion Avonue.
Co. V. in Cam at Limlcll Haiiway.
j qevtlon. and thi-ie tiould be an rtrlj tertn'.natl
ft thtK trouble.
s-r.e ef thee Fame newpat-r vhlh ara
IolinK o vorllrroii'ly I - the mllllli. and
ackmwledirfnir that th auth1t!cs an.! tltlzens
of fct lj ul are umlile to eei- with this irouM..
are at the anie time trae!'.nK an.1 denial. ir 1:
heme rule f jr M I(.l They !, ml want. er. I
will n-t mlerate any u:!.!e inti rferene Thij
v ant mi little Czars and llctati.rs up at th .'ii!
llnl to tell ft. b,.u!s what tu J !" IoUis is
ahlo to take rare . f hercelf To nay the Iat.
they are Incmrifclert
I rtat that If the ftste authorities an.1 thfl
Ft. louls IMIre Iepr:me-t b.-d the etipis.rt f
the i.tesF. In M. lesil. whei claims to stand f r
la- and o-Jer. and I t as MinntH at lst
when I am trrietiortnir to k rltht. If thee we-e
t- tell the iruth. rnd v.iull n. t en. -ir.iK
ersnks and rt-n-iti eaes to attack u thmuath
their colurone. th! tteulle would .-n be .ndel
A p-titlon was tirculated on the Ho r of
the Men hauls' r:change y. sterday morn
ing. ast,IIK Gov rnor Stephens to call ut
the militlt to restore order pud preserve the
peace In St Louis.
The petition recites that a state of riot
and disorder exists In the cltv and that the
chief of lvilce lias acknowledged his ina
bility to preserve the peace; that the sum
moning cf the Sheriff's iios.-e has not Nil
the desird effect and that the presenco of
the militia Is mcessary.
The petition, which was signed bv i-ev-e-ral
hundred membt.r.-. is to Le presented to
and told him that he had arranged a con
ference with Judue l'rltbt. After .1 short
talk witii tho Grievance Committee of the
union at Walhall.i Hull lesterdty morning
ex-Governor Stone c.'.lled on Judge I'rient
and, for two hours or more, was In con
ference with Mm In his private othe.
Neither ex-Governor Stone nor Judge lrU"t
would say when another eonicrvf e vvid
be held, but It Is probable, that there will
be a meeting to-day
The luotormen anil conductors who are
coming from 1'hiludeiphi.i and Ilallimoru
are xpected to nriive here this morning.
"In iddliloii to ituse." said Manager
(ii-orge W. llaumhun". "others are coming
from other cities, ,u.d we will sum have
enough experienced mm to run nil the ears.
With each ila the c' antes for the strikers
getting their places biek .lii.tlnl-h. Tl.elr
piaos are heli.g nipidl) lllltl and In a lew
days thcro will be no vacancies."
I-awjer Charles Nasel as captain. It is
known ns Company No. I. and Includes IJen
jamln J. Taussig. Malcolm Macbeth, Charles
S. Ilro.idhead, John N. Drumtuor.d, Jr., Har
low II. Spencer, Howard Urolaskl. leiwyer
John V. I-c-e and ex-State Senator llcnja
mln J. Klene. Companj" No. 3 also was
formed from nmong tho new recruit--, and
l.lojd T. Moflitt vvas assigned as Its cap
tain. A number of men were discharged yester-daj-.
must of them because they belonged
Continued vit l'ucc Two.
I'or xiiitirl Fnlr and emiUr I'ri
l:v : f iirila fair; iteMerty svluds,
I'or llitiiu, 1'alr !rliln am! at
firdaj ; aonhr in iiortlierti portions
I'riilii ; Iresli Msstrly vvlmls.
I'or Vrl.iiRsns Fnlr l'riilliy mill
nlnrilii; ; vnrinble lvluds.
1. b'irst C(rs 'rnte.l at Night.
lilockade .guuist Uutsla Next Move.
3. Adjrurnmont of Congrcsj.
Train I'erallssI by Wlml.
Many lloer Guns Captured.
i. Sporting News.
Ui-salt at the Jlajce Tracki.
5. Kesleratlen of Woaten" Cttilw.
1'arty rrosre-cts Never tlrlghter.
Street Note and I'eresiuals.
7. The ltallroa.ls-
iMhuiii HIesrteil I "resilient of the Frisco.
To Cultivate l'roiuctkm of I.JinUr.
leiw Graduati Knrolled.
5. New Cor;iorations.
Transfers of Kealtj-.
10. Grain and Other .Markets.
At the ltiiby Show.
11. Financial News.
Teachers," Festival To-Morrovv.
II. Judge' Hope Drew First Illood.
Sivisl Wlfe.itv! Child From Fire.
Ar. hhtshop Kaln at M. I'etet'.s.
State I'nlivrslty Iloartl.
JIaile Sure of Heath.
A Not 'hie Wislllng.
Yl'Mmln-ter iVllege I-xercises.
TO TAKE STRIKERS' PLAGES.
Mt'ii lo Arrive To-lay Openitii'i:
The men who b ft italilmore and I'hlh
delphin to nine to St l.oulx to gu to vvoik
a thi ars 11' the St. Io. us Tninsit Com
p.m e.lil arrive at the I'nl.ni Station ibout
: o'clock this morning. Manai;er fiwrte
W ltautnhi.fr of the St. I-ouut T.ansit Com
pai v tnld last night that he will havt 11
numler of c.te, at tlie siatlou to transfer
the men to the various barns.
"As nipidl j as iKiS'lble."' said he. "thy
will be put to work n the different
brain hes of the pjstem."
Mr liHumhiiff said that ears will le run
on tlie l.imb II division to-night as il.-y
were last night. He ha nu d-eid. d
win th r cars on the oilier lines -"! be run
to-night or not Cars on u. r .wing
lines villi !w uperat-d lo-d.ij ., CltJ',
Dilmar aveiiu. . I'ago nvinue. Spal.llog ave
nue. I'ark avtuui f.. it,;. ion H" gats. Chuii
futi ..venue. C.ilirurnlii av.iitie. Tor.er
ilrove Grand avinue, Knton avMiur. l'
.iveiiiii-. ollv. suc.-t. Hroadivoj. Fomth
street. Sixth strict. Northern Central and
RAN OVER ASTICKOF DYNAMITE
ICxjilo-sion Hid So Damage lo Car
on Li'.itlcll iiviitiii.
A car on the Iilnd 11 dliision of the tran
sit sjstem ran ovir a stick of dymmite a'
I-lnii. y and Newstcad avenues about 113)
o'cliik hist nlgit. The report of the x-pio-l
.n aroused the neighborhood, but the
car was not damaged.
Deputy Sheriffs pain iled Hie track up to
11 15 o'clock, when thiv went tu thi i.ot.
rack S -me one evld'ntlj" took advantage 1
cf their nhstnee to place the djnamtt cm 1
the track. The explosion occurred nbout
llfteen minutes after the d-.putles left the I
Expected That the Pow
ers Will Estab
AT PI-I-IIO RIVER.
War Clash Between
Czar and Mikado
CRISIS ON IX CHINA.
Native Christians Cap
ture Boxers' Cannon
Washington. Jun. 7 ' F"." n's mar take
ld.11 .ViC'in the fext f tlj-eluht hours pio
1 1 ing run pin atlons in cl.ln.i w.iijh will b-
bey ml thi control of diplomacy. Tbes"
v.nts m upset the carefully preparid
piars wl.ieh bale fur their object on the
"i e haul the prevention of th occupation
if Ik!i l.v ,ini- one IViwer. and on the
I o:l rr h ird the plaehiK of liurria In ruch
I I 'I'lon th.-t sh will bo ohllgisl to act in
J t -l-.r.- In concert with all the other Io".v-
I Ti Is statement was made fi-!ay by the
I 1. a-'ing mi -Knn diplomatist of W'shlnp-
o. ft.r the re elpt from Admlra! KtmpX
f ' 1 I. sram which was nf such internn-
tl"i il -igidHcr nee th'it It was not irlven out
's ustmi I v th F.ureriu ..f Nav teuton. Th
!!-! itrh o Adminl Kemplf was referr. .1
lo th- St ite Iicpartm. nt. where It was tnii
''' re. I Imiolltle- to Kile It to the public at
il 1- time
Ir v s ceertaEneil. however, that the
c bk f. ,m Kn"iff related to a meeting of
'he iuv.il c. it m-i oilers of Taku to eon-lder
pi ns f .r the establishment of a bio -kale
of the pi rt of l'chin. The establishment of
this 1 1. . ka..i will In- t.f wo:ld-v.Me si
' X ru- it is ..-tensji ly IlP privert sup
I il. s r .c I r. Ih Hes. but it is in reality
a s h. Tie to eet Itust to consent t a
block id" wbirh wl'l pr-icnt her from nd
Ing tr ops In I'iMn by tin I'ei-Ho Itlier. 0.
by the Ti. n-T-ln-Pehln Il.il'.uay route.
The lliploiiintlc fitiutc.
Th dip. .tiMtic game ri.s dves itself, th're
fr.. -ii. t..i
Frst th- Ilritlsh Infiue.nee. Is cnlcaio
Ing to trin; ilirit a. stat'is wiierely V.'J'.
ri.i will r't be ab! to ass.gii any reasi.n
whj" she s'i .old asirne the njn.rol of af
fairs at IVkin in the Interest of all natron',
as she has alrendv" done In the cane o' her
proceeding vvlthc-ut protest from Chlra to
I'oa-Ting-Fu with her coesjeks and rescu
ing French and Ilelgian refutees.
Secondly, the Hu.-s!un Inllunce is b'imr
cx'rtid to make the situation as ante s
lmssible with the connivance of tne
IKiwagcr Kmpre-s. and t" prctipitate such
a crisis as will necessitate the occupatUn
of Ft kin bj- Hussla.
In the light of these fait, the act'on of
Gn.-it ISritaln. the Fnittd Stat- and Japan.
I intelligible. The Hires? Fovvi-s ar- using
all diplomatic mi. "ins to keep tl.e situation
within tile liounds of rorrt.. ndmce !
twtcn the Ministers at IN kin and the home
Governments. Kven the mrifirence of euni
m.inders whether it was by notes or bj"
1et11.1l micting. is not know.i) included the
H..ss!an comtnander The exclusion of the
Kusi-ian naval commander would have lieen
an open Insult to llu-sia iitikh would have
afforded Uus-la, ample gniund for sending
terhaps Jiss troops our the Manchuriin
lonb r to IN kin.
Ill- William's islt.
One of the most signlfleant events of the
daj- here was the call at the State Uepart
ment of M. de Wollant. Iluskin Chnnee
eI'Affalri". It was diplottatic day. when
Ambassadors and Ministers vii: at the de
partment, but it is umle rstooil that the Hus
slan representitlve had a sp,-cLvl audience.
Nothing was given out as to the ennterenee.
but It is believed that M. de Wollart rie-s-it.il
to know what action, if anj", had be-en
taken bj till" (lo-.e'inan lit looking to a ui.Ioii
of lute-rests of the I'nlted State?, Great
llrllnln and Japan, .is hostile to llussla and
her 1 ffyrts to .lve ppitectinn to the citizens
of all nations In the ellslurbed. district.
Il can !e stated on authoritj" that thcro
1- but little giound for the rumor that a
temporary anti-Kusslun alliance lias been
made wiiieh Include Japan. A It was put
to j'our eorresiondcnt. "Jnjiati ma" be elim
inated for the presi'iit from anv alliance.
alihough she may continue to be treated
b" the press as a possibiktj" from the literal
Notwithstanding this way of puttlnjc It.
It Is well understood here that the most
active obstacle to vvldespr.ad Kusslan ag
gression in China at tin pnwiit time is
Japan. She is undoubtedly acting under
Tu I'rrve'iit W.ir nt I'rrspnt.
It is well umlerstocel that the object of all
the diplomacy, whether at I'ckin or among
the naval commanders at laku, is to pre
vent any actual coiillict until tho llrltish
army or the greater part of it can be re
lieved from dutj In Africa.
The Intimation from Great F.rltaln. re
enved here miomelallv. to-duy. th it Hhe Is
willing io follow the Itusslan lead and as
sert hei'edf In the Interior, is explained her
em the ground th't much as Great Ilrltaln
Is d.-iilrou.i of taking the Held practically as
Ilussia has done., she hi not in a iswltkin to
do so. but that with her army released from
South Africa she will Income aggressive
again in iliploniaej" inn! othirvvlse at I'ekln.
Gn-it F.rltaln In the Interim is tikl(ig ad
vantage uf the iinde rstandiiK nr all!inc te
twien hetee.f and the I'nlt.il St.ites in th
Chlne-e iiuestion gem rail, while the Fnili J
State's is exiieeteil 111 Its ovvr. interest ti
land a large Ixvdj- r.f triKips In Chin?, if any
calamity should befall Minister C.in?i" cr
tlie nurii.es at Pckiu or the Atuerk-an Mitt-Jack-
is recently sent from the Newark to
AIIVICIIS 1 l,(IMU.
lamilon. June fc. The situation In China,
as mtasurnl bj" abundant linntlieUil tele
grams, continu. s full of interes'ir"; possibil
ities, but apparentlj" it has not grown worse
luring the last iwcntv-tour hi-'ir-". althouirh
the favorite adjectlvis of I.undon and Con
tinental commentators are "jierllous."
"graii " and "dangiTous."
The naial commanders In Chinese waters
have receiicd Ulintleal lnstitictlons as to
I rocediire. the qu.tlnn of 1 mi rgen -y being
Kft to their discretion. No fear Is enter
tained for the safety of the legations, at
I'ckin. Kuropean residents, howeier. ate
escaping from the capital to the csiast.
I'ekln is still under eontrol. according In a
dispatch to the Morning Post, dated jester-itaj-.
but In a very exeited stati. A thou
sand foreign guards were garrisoning the
S.x hundred international troops are at
Tieli-Tsiu. with six guns.
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Shang
hai, dated June 7, lakes a gloomi view of
things, which are plcturnl as going from
bad to worse. The corre-spondent sajs:
"The authorities are displaying palpablj
guilty bupincnesa In dealing with, the Uoi.-
C!tl! l. CHINA.
lI-patihes from several quartern
!r.lica;e that a vv ell-dcfinetl ranvc
ffict is on among tho I'owers to put
a check to Ilussli's aggression In
China bj- establishing :i blockado of
the PtI-llo Uiier at Taku.
Minister Conger at I'cktn ard Ad
miral Kempff at Taku pent dl
pab hes to the Government is arlng on
tl.e lioxer crises, vvlilch is becoming
more virulent everj- daj".
A battle Iwiween tho Uoxers and
imprliil Chinese troops resulted in
Ijioekin opinion Is that a war clish
Ntw.s-ii Japan and I!usia Is inevita
ble. Great lirltafn ha' landed &VI men on
China, uitensibly to protect their
v China. uUensibly to jirottct their s
i sil.j. i-ts there s
e . (j the I'owers are more and moro
1. 1 ;.i ma ters into their own hand.;. 'jT.:o
f...t - r. vnit is spreading and is rapidly
1 '1 n g 1- hai-.-u-ter. The Iloxcrs are get
tl. v arus, preparing to mtet f 'tcu with
ti 1 1 e.
" Thi re has been no communication be
tinin Pekm and Tieit-Toln since Tuesdaj".
jl.hi ugh or..: miserable abortive attempt
has is. en mne2e by Chinese soldiers to reach
:hu c.iiiltHl. The troops wero tired upon
and the train had to como back. Another
sUitiuti has bei.n burned on tho line "
A news dgiacy elispatch from Tien-Tsln
elated j-esterdav-. si"s:
"The ItiieiTs nre slill rndincr and Tiillac-
' iiuj over a wide area. Thej" haie wrecked
and burned the stations at Ivms-song ami
1-iuge.o. It has licen definitely ascertained
that Mine. Astier und Messrs. Osscnt and
C".lex have been murderoel. General Nlcii
1 la ms to have defeated the Boxers, killing
insMiits T:iorM"5 STnovr;.
lyor.dcn. June S. Tne Daily Hxpress has
the febouinsr dispatch from Shanghai.
dated Juae 7:
"Attempts to repair the damage to tho
rnllway letween Tltn-Tsln and I'ekln hava
luren frustrated bv' the Uoxers, who. thou
sands strong. hoM the line against tho en
gine, rs' gangs, aitackin-; tho trains arriv
ing. "The nearest undamaged point Is fortj'
flve miles trom Tien-Tsln.
"Ail the children and ladies, except I.ady
UacDonaki, have left the legations. ThTo
are the sravest fears for mtssi marks In
eutljing parts They number hundreds.
and the stations are isolated. Concerted ac
tii.a Is impossible."
"Tne T.sutiK 1-1 Ynmen undertakes that
railway communication shall lie restored bj"
Sunday. Thi j" have protested against the
arrlv.il of m-re ISrilisk. guards."
nt sso-j ia Vi.ii.m:ar.
SPKf IAL. BY CABLli
iAudon. June 7. (Copyright, 1A by thfl
New York Herald C impanj-.) The opinion
is expressed here thit nothing can prevent
wa." between Jaoan and Russia. In elipbi-
! m.'ic circles nothing elso is talked abou:.
I Taire 'xists i:uw an excitement among
1' dlpintrais buch as has not been known It
years, and which has entirely eclipsed all
the attention hitherto given tu the war irt
All uaj- long communications are going on
between the Foreign Ottlce and Tien-Trip,
where gtnerally the situation is reiarded
as iciost serious.
wiitt: ;i:itv to i.a.mi.
Ilerllr.. June- 7. Tae otlker commanding
the Gn-man sijuadr n at Che-Foa has bee i
directed by cable to send a detachment of
sailers anil marines, to Tien-Tain, and. a't
er eorfernng with the German Minister at
Fekin, to arninite with thu commanders of
tl otli-r squadrons regardirg further
measures to lie taken for the protection of
Kuropeans. It Is understood that Germanj
has oill.-Ially declares! her readiness to act
In concert with the other Powers. Hut.
having no inter sts outsldo of Shan-Tunvf
lnv nee. she is nut disposed to take Jtho
leadln; part in intervention In China.
The German newsjapcrs claim to havo
ili-covered that the alleged secret agree
ment arrive 1 at between llusfi.i end Japan
to act together against Great Britain in
the Far Hist is purely fictitious. The Na
tional 'S.flljnz avers that Great Britain
stands band in glove with Japan.
chi.mim: ;i:m:iiai, fkiijiitexcd.
leindun, June 7. Telegraphing from Tien
Tln under date cf June 6, a correspondent
"I left Tien-Tsln this mornln; en route
for TVkin, accompanied bj- General Nidi.
suppoKed to be one of the best Chlnesa
Generals, with sixtj- troops. We proceeded
to i.e.ifa. .1 distance of tlilrtj-one tniles. Wo
foi nd tlie plate iaj'ers,' cabins in llamca
nr.d telegraph poles cut and men engaged In
desttojkic others In villages near the rall
w.'j". vshere the tlaga were seen bearing tho
inscription: 'Kill all foreigners."
'I saw smoke, evidently from burning"
Iiouses. In the distance, but General Nleh.
refused to proceed further, being In mortal
fear of the Boxers, though tho foreigners
endeavored to persuade him to disentrain
his troops, who are firmly convinced that It
is useless to light the Boxers, as other
Chine say they have seen Boxers hit with
bullets rise and run away.
"There seems to be little prospect of a
resumption of tratile to I'ekln unless tho
furcihu Powers assume control of the rall
waj' until the Chinese Government proves
Itself capable of managing communications
with Its capital."
iiititii.x i.A.is :o( 3ii:.
Iondnn. Juno 7. A special dispatch from
Shanghai, dated "Su p. m. to-day. tays the
Dov.mer I.mpr' si has ordcreel General
Nelh SI Chong. with 3.C.VA) men. to protect
the railroad at I'ekln.
A s-ier tight. It is added, has occurred
wufi the lexers, wnose ranks Include many
soldleis from oth. r (Jenerals' commands.
When the battle ended 2W dead wero left
on the tl'ld. The dispatch goes on to suj";
"One hundred and elghtj" British marines.
with a machine gun. are about to force a
las-ise from Ti. n-Tsin to I'ckin. AH to
gether, about &j0 British have been landed
front the lleet. a greater number than havo
lanibxl from the combined vessels of the,
other Powor. This evidence of Great Bri
tain's intention to assert her position
strongly giies satisfaction."
Later details from Tlen-Tsin say that
during tie encasement at Tsung-Hu be
tween the "Boxers" and Catholic Chris
tian. Tuesdaj-. tho Christians captured clnu
LESSON TO THE POWERS.
A merit-a Shows the Keaditiess of
liie United States Navy.
Washington June 7. The experiment with
the battleships Indiana and Massachusetts
has letn .1 marked success. A telegram
tvceiied at. the Navy Department to-daj-from
Admiral Silas Casej-. commandant of
the league Island Navj- Yards, annouiice-l
that the two big ships were completelj
isjuipped and readj- for sea. They put to
sen this afternoon us soon as the tide ns
Thus it appears that these two formidable
vess-is haie been made readj- for anj" re
MUlred service in the short si ace of about
forty h'jura. withnut the slightest warninr
or notice to the Commandant of the league
Island Naij Yard or the e-ommanders or
Hie two battleships. The result Is regarded
ns a satisfactory indication of the policy of
keeping ships "in ordinary." recently
adopted by the Navy Department. The rec
ord made at league Island is about as
good as any eicr made, with superior fa-
llltlcs In the latter case. Thl3 little experi
ment will 1: noted with iatcrtiS by vibes
I. iff lltfr-
atfii a bus ur m p-sk