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Bull Run Recalled.
Recollections of a Virginian
Cavalry Officer will form the
subject of a capital feature in
The Sunday Republic.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. Eggs
-., I In St. Louis. One Cent. j
xMiiIlvK Outside St. too li.. Tvo Centa.
A auvxj Train. Three Centa.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. FRIDAY. JUNE 29. 1900.
RELIEF FOR SEYMOUR,
WHOSE LOSS IS 374.
KANSAS CITY IS
Preparations Are Being Completed
for the Great Democratic Na
JIr. Bryan Expected to Address the Convention
Sulzer Headquarters Are Opened He Is
Expected at Lincoln To-Day.
Kansas City. Mo.. Juno 3. It Is planned
to have llr. TJ-yftn address the Democratic
National Convention next Friday. A dis
patch from. Lincoln cays ho will como !f
the convention expresses a wish to bavo
him come, and It is raid that Willis Ab
bot has received word to tho koio effsct.
When interviewed ilr. Bryan said:
"I will not E3y that I won't come, and It
I should coy that I would como. It would
place me in tho attitude of seeking an in
vitation." This leaves tha matter entirely with tho
National Convention, and it Is believed
that tody will Invite Mr. Bryan by resolu
tion to come to Kansas City and that ho
will nccept the invitation and address tho
convection on rrlday, as planned.
Lincoln. Nebs, June I?. Congressman
Eulzer Is expected to-morrow noon. Mr,
Bryan refused to confirm the report that
Richard Croker and. rormer Senator Mur
phy will bo here to see him Friday night.
"I don't know a thing about that except
what la la tho newspapers," ha said.
Mr, Bryan still maintains to doesn't know
what his prcsramaio vrtll bo after tho Na
tional Convention. For the time being, his
interest locally Is centered in the Fusion
Cocvontlon of this county, which nomi
nated candidates for the Legislature.
Mr. Bryan to-day sat for the last photo
graph he will have takn this year. The
demand for portraits of himself and family
in tho last week has been enormous.
Kansas crrv anTTixo keady.
ttmium retv xio Jnno IS. "Rah for
Bner." "'Bah for Shlvely," "Rah for
HOV ora now heard In hotel corridors
and on the streets of Kansas City. Kansas
City does not wait for ccy one to launch
booms. Bho launches them, herself and
Weeps pushinr them along.
I Yesterday the first real indication of a
National Convention. The Republic's ban
ker, announcing its headquarters at Bruns
wick Hotel, was thrown to the breeze. Tho
Leople only needed a starter, and The Ro
publlo banner supplied it. Convention talk
hnd preparation at once became general,
nd to-night Kansas City has the real fe
ver. Decorations are being placed la to-s-hUon
on every hand. The American flag
Is predominant. Pictures of Bryan can b3
seen on all sides. Business houses took
thsjesd In decorating, and prlVaie resi
dences were "quick to follow suit. At the
hotels the carpets are being covered with
canvas, and.drayloads of cots and bedding
are being carried In.
Travel to Kansas City is Increasing ev
ery hour. Advance representatives of dele
gations, advance agents of candidate;, vis
itors anxious to be early on the ground
are arriving on svery train. Bureaus of In
formation, of which Iters are several, had
their first real taste of work to-day. 80
thoroughly has this branch been organ
ised that strangers have no difilculty in
finding Just what they want.
Rooms have been listed In sufficient num
bers to care for a tremendous crowd If nec
essary. Kansas City Is on her mettlo so
far as taking caro of visitors is concerned
and Intends that there shall bo no complaint
oa this score.
Convention Tlall "Work.
Over at the Convention Hall every effort
Is being mad to complete the building by
Wednesday morning. The men in charge
renew their promises that the convention
will cat be delayed a minute by reason of
Incomplete arrangements. To-night there is
much more to do, but wherever a man can
work ho Is employed, bo that the prediction
of the committee will, no doubt, be veri
fied. The hall had 0. severe test last evening
t'nd lbs result Is very satisfactory. Kansas
City was visited by a strong windstorm last
night, but the Convention Hall was unin
jured. It Is cot yst complete, because some of
the steal for the structure has not arrived,
but even In Its present condition It with
stood the storm, and the members of the
committee in charge say there is not the
least fear cf accidents.
Interest In the Platform.
There Is the faintest intimation that there
may be a contest over the convention plat
form. It is known that Mr. Bryan wants
cot only tho Chicago platform reafflrmed,
but also tho 15 to 1 declaration reiterated as
stror.rly as It was in the Nebraska, State
Thero are other Democrats who think
to maka a strong reaffirmation of the Chi
cago platform In a few words and then
to pass on to imperialism, trusts and other
new features will be sufilclent. The latter
course Is advised as ono tending to satisfy
, D. E. Crandall of California arrived to
ay and opened headquarters for his State
X-t the Coates House. He came by way of
oincoln, and yesterday Epent the day with
siolond Bryan. As usual there is v. lth tho
allfomla delegation a carload or more of
ire, products of orchard and vineyard. A
j;lcomo dgn to all Democrats has been
ha S alrer Headqnarters Opened.
""""iulxer headquarters were opened at the
pjvoy Hotel this morning. It Is the first
jjifidquartcrs opened by any candidate for
I 10 vice presidential nomination. A half
lr.cz en Tammany workers aie there push-
TjTS the claims of tbo New York Congress- I
..Jan. Bernard Daniel O'Connell. president1)
pr the Sons cf Victory, Is in charge. With
,ira Is W. A. Watson, secretary to Mr.
.Sulzer, & special messenger In the House
Sterling i'rice of Texas, another Sulzer
boomer. Is rounding up the early arrivals
of Westerners. II. F. Craig and Harry Hall
of the Tammany Times, make headquarters
with them. Fred Fcisl, editor of the Tam
many Times. Is another Sulzer supporter
who will arrlvo la Kansas City to-mirroiv.
Mr. Watson says Jerry Simpson and Con
gressman Kinard It. Ridgely of Kansas
will Join tho Sulzer boomers late to-night.
With pictures of Bryan and Sulzer, bad-res
with the words "Bryan, Sulzer and Lib
erty," printed in gold letters on red, white"
and blue ribbon, are distributed.
Congressman Sulzer, the candidate, is on
his way to Lincoln to see Mr. Bryan. He
should reach Lincoln at 11 o'clock to-night
If his plaps do not miscarry. He will spend
the forenoon to-morrow with Mr. Bryan
and depart early In the afternoon, arriving
in Kansas City at 1025 to-morro.v evening.
All of tho Sulzer boomers say their chlif
went to Lincoln oa a personal invitation
from Mr. Bryan.
Mr. Croker will not reach Lincoln until
after Mr. Sulzer has started for Kansas
Considerable Hill talk Is heard, but no
headqutrters for tho former Senator have
been opened and thosa who are booming
him for the place have cot yet arrived.
Mr. Hill has telegraphed that lie will arrive
No ono here pretends to explain the,f
about former Senator Hill, and some V.
ern Democrat say that his announce
trntion of coming to Kansas City for
purpoyo of tiylng to secure a modlttcat.
of the platform is sufficient to taka him
out cf the lcv presidential race. Mr. Hill.
it was understood by men coming direct
from Lincoln, u.s far from satisfactory to
Natives of Indiana, of whom there are a
considerable number In Kansas City, hao
started tho ball rolling for the dtstliiKUbHW
Hoosler candidate. 11. V. Shlvely. andO-cA
Keeping the name of their favorite le?-fe
the pulillc In u ligorous manner. Th rent
Shlvely boomers are expected to arrive Mon
day, and great things from them a-e prom
ised by their advance representatives.
There Is some little talk about Chatles A.
Towne of Minnesota, who was nominated b
the Populists with Bryan. Mr. Towno ha
headquarters engaged, and the Silver It
publicans will hold a convention simulta
neously with the Democratic gathering.
They and the Populists intend to impress
upon the delegates the ability of Mr. Towne
as a vote-getter and urge his nomination.
Hlll'a Plan to Visit Urjan.
Senator Hill's plan to vlslst Bryan at Lin
coln was given out in Kansas City this
morning by E. E. Crandall, a California
delegate. Mr. Crandall, who Is at the Coates
House, has Just come from Philadelphia,
where he looked on at the Republican Na
tional Convention. Mr. Crandall says ho
learned a week ago of Senator Hill's plan
to visit Bryan. His information was ob
tained from letters and telegrams written
by Mr. Hill to a mutual friend. Mr. Cran
dall declined to give the name of this per
son. "I cannot say now," said Mr. Crandall,
"that the plana have not been changed.
Brian's recent assertion about the neceslty
cf a vice presidential candidate whose
views coincide exactly with his may cause
Hill to change his plans. I cannot cay
Other arrivals from Lincoln say that Mr.
Hill Is not expected there. Owing to his
announced plans, it la not believed that the
former Senator was planning to advance
For Temporary Chairman.
The temporary chairman of tho conven
tion has not yet been selected, and will
not bo announced until tho National Com
mittee meets here next Monday. The sub
committee of the National Commute will
meet here on Saturday, and is expected
to take up the question of the temporary
organization or the convention with a view
to making soma recommendations to the
National Committee. The contest for the
honor of being temporary chairman of the
convention seems to be exclusively between
D. A. Rose, Mayor of Milwaukee, and C
K. Thomas, Governor of Colorado.
Plans have been made to bring Mr. Bryan
to Kansas City by special train. Until his
announcement to-night that he would not
attend, it was purposed for the conven
tion to eend for Mr. Bryan to come here on
July 5. A special train of on engine, bag
gage car and Pullman, or possibly a pri
vato car. would have been ready to bring
him quickly. A great ovation to the leader
MAAY JIBS FOR SECOND PLACE.
BV WILLIS J. ABBOTT.
Kansas City, Mo.. June IS. Kansas City is
full of rumors, but almo.it barren of prom
inent Democrats. Mayor Tom Taggart of
Indianapolis passed through yesterday and
contributed to the political goslp the ono
important piece of news, namely, that he
would not bo a candidate for chairman of
the Democratic National Committee.
This azures the re-election of Senator
Jones, about which, as a matter of fact,
there was little or no doubt before. It is
the almost universal opinion that the work
done by Senator Jones in the 1S9S campaign
under most difficult circumstances makes his
re-election at once a matter of Justice and
The vice presidential problem Is as far
from settlement as ever. Sulzer at -v.-
J York opened headquarters hero to-day, ami
i to picseui in person to-morrow. His
boomers are active, persistent and aggres
sive. Charles A. Towne will arrive to-morrow
morning with the prestige of Indorsement
by Michigan. Minnesota and South Dakota
to help him, and the loid of a Populist nom
ination to handicap him. .
To-night Towne Is the strongest figure In
tha field, but powerful forces are behind B.
F. Sbievcley of Indiana, who was a candi
date for Governor In 1SS6, and has been a
consistent Chlcago-platfrom man at all
W. P. Kllbourne of Ohio, too, is a figure
to be reckoned with. He was the chief
contestant with John R. McLean for the
gubernatorial nomination, and It wan of
him that "Golden Rule" Jones said: "If
Kllbourne Is nominated, I will support
him." Kllbourne was not nominated Jones
ran. Tho Democratic nominee was beaten,
but tho Jones vote plus the McLean vote
would have carried tha State. That Is why
there Is talk of nominating Kllbourne for
To-morrow the leaders of the party win
begin to arrive. Senator Jonee, George
Fred Williams, Governor W. J. Stone, Joe
Blackburn and others are expected.
The Hill vice presidential boom Is roar
ing in newspapers, but nowhere else. Among
discreet and well-informed politicians It is
not thought that the former Governor is
a party to It.
OTEV IS FOR HILL.
Atlanta, Ga., June "3. Congressman P. J.
Otey of Virginia Is In Atlanta. viMUng his
daughter. Mrs. W. N. Mitchell.
Major Otey Is en route to the Democratic
National Convention at Kansas City. He
thinks David B. Hill would prove, perhaps,
the strongest running mate for Br) an, and
bellees Mr. Hill will be nominated for Vice
President If he will accept it.
MOODY LIKES HILL.
Galveston, Tex., June 23. Colonel W. L.
Moody, delegate from this Congressional
District, will start for Kansas City Sunday.
Colonel Moody has no preference for Vice
President, but has a predilection for Hill
of New York. When asked to-day it he
favored putting David B. Hill on the ticket.
Colonel Moody said!
"Hill is a strong, able man, and If ho
could, without stultification, be nominated
upon tho platform that will be adopted. I
think he would bo a good man to nominate.
But what we want Is harmony, and what
we are striving for is principles, and not
Asked if ho favored making imperialism
and trusts tho leading Issues over free
silver. Colonel Moody declined to answer,
saying that he would discuss that question
when he returned.
3TEWLAXDS FAVORS TOWKE.
Atlantic City. N.- J., June 2i-Congres3- ,
For Missouri Fair In eastern,
homers In vrrstrrn portions Friday.
Satnrday showers; variable winds.
For Illinois Fair, except showrrs
In extreme nonthera portion Friday
and Saturday frenn westerly vrlnds,
For ArJcnnsna Local showers f rl
day and Saturday; noutherly vrlnds.
1. Kansas City Is Almost Ready.
Relief 'for Soymour.
Asks Employes to Rldo on Cars.
Six Hurt in Street Car Collision.
2. Society and the Cuban Scandals.
3. Govorncr Stone on the Money Issue.
Judgo Van Wyck's Vlaws.
Another Ticket May Be Named.
4. Race-Track Results.
Harding Lost for Harvard.
5. Baseball Scores.
Santa Fe's First Train to Frisco.
Death of L. M. Rumsey.
Weddings and Personal Notes.
Illinois Teachers Adjourn.
7. Chief Campbell Against Fireworks.
S. New Corporations.
Transfers of Realty.
Grain and Produce.
Sales of Live Stock.
Closing Session of Elocutionists.
Bloody Imprint of a Hand.
Detective Shot While Making an Arrest,
Lighting Contract Bidders.
Sanitary School Inspection.
man F. G. Newlands or Nevada, a delegate
to tho Kansas City convention, who is
spending a few days here, says ho lias not
been officially advised that he is to second
the nomination of William J. Bryan, who
will probably be named by former Senator
White of California. In Buch an event, the
honor of seconding the nomination, said
Mr. Newlands, will come further East than
Regarding the proposal to nominate
former Senator David B. Hill of New York
for Vice President, Congressman Newlands
said: "The West admires Hill's courage
and ability, but we do not thick his sympa
thy with the platform that Bryan wiU be
nominated upon is strong enough to gain
the support of that part or the country.
Charles A. Towne, the Populist nominee for
Vice President, is a favorite and an able
and logical orator."
CHOKER VISITS MUHPIIl.
New York, June IS. Richard Croker de
parted this morning for Elberon, N. J.,
where he will be the guest of former Sen
ator Edward Murphy unUl to-morrow night,
when they will Btart for Kansas City. Mr.
Croker has stated repeatedly that he would
not visit Mr. Bryan at Lincoln before tho
CHOKER TALKS OF HIS PLANS.
Long Branch. N. J.. Juno 23. Richard
Croker. Tammany's chief, will depart at
3:50 o'clock to-morrow afternoon for Kan
sas City. When asked If he would call on
Mr. Bryan at Lincoln, the Tammany leader
said, with a twinkle In hl3 eye:
"Some of the newspapers say I am going,
and some say I am not, so you sco I am
now at liberty to do as I please. It's up to
me to decide and I haven't done that yet."
"Has Tammany Hall a. candidate for Vice
President?' was asked.
"No, and It won't have any. The Tam
many Hall delegation is going to the con
vention with the determination of doing
everything it can to help the party win the
fight. Tammany 13 not selfish. It is not
looking for anything. It believes "that
Democratic success will mean national suc
cess, and that means prosperity and good
times for everybody. The convention will
be composed of intelligent and far-seeing
men, who aro fighting heart and 'soul for
the party. Tammany will fight with litem.
"Silver? I don't care In what part of
the platform the 16 to 1 plank Is put. so
long as It is In the platfcrm. It Is a good
plank, and It came near electing Bryan In
1S96. The platform and candidate of the
Kansas City convention will be loyally sup
ported by Tammany Hall."
CAMPAU REPEATS HIS DEMAL.
Detroit. Mich., June 21. Daniel J. Campau
to-day gave out a statement, in which he
reiterates his denial that he Is a, candidate
either for Democratic vice presidential nom
ination or chairmanship of the National
Committee. Mr. Campau declares that
"should the Michigan delegation re-elect mo
as a member of the National Committee, it
is an honor that I would appreciate, but I
Continued on Pace Two.
,Zl1t jFHT vTfc '
ASKS EMPLOYES TO
USE TRANSIT GARS.
President Kobnsch of the St. Louis
Car Company Holds Consulta
tion With. His Workmen.
UNIONS WILL DECIDE POINT.
Big Contracts With Street Kailroad
Company Urged, as Iteason
Why It Should Not P.p
President George J. Kobusch of the St.
Louis Car Company yesterday made a re
quest of his employes that they ride upon
the St. Louis Transit Company cr.rs. He
called representatives of the Car Builders'
Union and Finishers' Union into" consulta
tion, and Informally requested them to in
form their respective organizations of his
desire, and if possible to have the flues Im
posed for riding on transit cars withdrawn.
Ho told them that they could make their
The representatives said that the power
of having the fines abolished did not be
long to them. They promised to lay tho
matter before tho unions that had authority
to act and give their answer to the presi
dent. Mr. Kobusch. In placing thi- situation
beforo the representatives of the unions,
said that the transit company is one of
tho largest patrons of the car company,
and that it Is only natural that it should
desire the patronage, not only of the officials
of tho car works, but also of Its cmploes,
who rccehed in wages money which It paid
into the firm for cars.
Of the present order for cars, amounting
to $700,000, which the transit company has
with the St. Louis Car Company, Mr. Ko
busch said 40 per cent goes in wages to tho
car builders and other employes of tho car
company. The works employ between 1,400
and l.& men. At the present time the cur
company Is ready to deliver loO of the 200
cars ordered by the transit company. The
power for running the entire plant is fur
nished by the transit company.
"Wo arc doing a great deal of work for
tho transit company," said Mr. Kobusch
yesterday, "and the company has been
treating us fairly at alt time?. We hao a
contract with that company involving up
ward of JT00.000. The request that we made
of our working people here was made in
view of the fact that the transit company
was a customer of ours, for whom we do a
great deal of work and hope o d) more in
the future. Wo thought that the transit
company was In a position to Jcsyrvo trc
ognltlon at our hands, not only recogni
tion from our officers, but employes of tho
St. Louis Car Company at well, particularly
at with every dollir's worth of business
from the transit company 41 ner cent is dis
tributed among the emploes. I feel that If
the transit company's money Is good enough
for them to earn here, not directly but in
directly, the transit company cars are good
enough for them to rlda 0.1, whether there
be n boycott or no boycott.
"The request was not a compulsory one.
Wo simply asked them. to ride In he cars,
for If they had tho interests of the St. Louis
Car Company at heart the cumpaiiy thought
it not only fair but Just Jta the employes
should patronize the car of tha transit
company, whose money they are earning
and taking home on Saturday nlshts."
In regard to the closing down of the shop,
Mr. Kobusch rays that It may close, and
certainly will. If the transit company with
draws its power. However, he could r.ot
say whether the works would close or not.
The general feeling among tho men Is that
the request will bo refused. Not quite half
of the car company men .are union men, tut
none of them rldo to work on tho transit
NEW RAILROAD SYSTEM.
Austin Corbin Virtually Combines
Three Western Lines.
Springfield. O.. June 2S Under the aus
pices of Austin Corbin, a new railroad
system has been formed in this part of
the country. It consists of the Clover I.eaf
route, running from Toledo to St. Louts;
the Ohio Southern, running from Lima to
Wallston. through this city, and the De
troit and Lima Northern, running from
Lima to Detrclt.
Mr. Corbin for some time has had tho
controlling Interest In the Ohio Southern,
which Is a creat coal toad. On gaining
control he placed his nephew, J. H. Nor-
ton, In charee of the road here as genera
TYinTijitf.r VIh!o ttin lnf tnn we(Trt Mr
Corbin has gained control of the Clover J
Leaf, and now a deal has virtually been
made by which he will control the Detroit
and Lima Northern.
Mr. Norton on Julv 1 will take eharce cf
the Clover Leaf ns president. He will bet
succeeded here by Thomas McKelvey, for
merly of the Long Island Railroad. It is
intended to mnke the road most efficient.
The Ohio Southern already has wonder
fully Improved. Car and repair shop.-i have
been established here to nut the DroDcrtr
In the best possible condition.
SIX ARE HURT IN
COLLISION OF GARS.
Passengers on ,the Suburban in a
Smash-Up iftt Hamilton
BOUND FOR SUMMER GARDENS.
Page Avenue Motorman Apparent
ly Disregarded the P.igh,t-of
Way Kule Injuries Are
Car No. 23 of the Page avenue division cf
tho transit system crashed Into car No.
113 of the Suburban line, which was loaded
to the guards with W plcasuresc-ekers, bound
for the summer garden, at Hamilton ave
nue and the Suburban tracks, at 8:30
o'clock last night.
Tho collision made a noise that was
heard for several blocks, and the Suburban
car wad lifted up and thrown half way
around. Six persons was hurt, none of
Patrick J. Lax in, conductor cf the Sub
urban car; Thomas B. Cortenlng of No. 773
North Walton avenue; W. H. Latzin of No.
$12 South Eighth street; Mrs. Oscar Horn
steln of No. 1S13 Boardman street, John P.
Stlnson. motorman of the Suburban car and
Georgle Armstrong, a negro of No. 371S
Morgan street, were the Injured. They
sustained only cuts and bruises of a minor
Since tho Page avenue cars, a few days
ago, began to run to the Dclmar Gardens
via Hamilton avenue, the crossing at the
Suburban tracks has been regarded as a
dangerous one. The crowded Suburban cars
run very close together, and having the
fight of way, generally pass this point at
a high rate of greed. Accordingly A. B.
Judy, an extra motorman on the Page ave
nue system, was stationed yesterday at this
point as watchman.
Judy throws the blame for tha collision
on tho Page avenue car. He says that it
was going south and that the Suburban car
was coming west. Since the latter had the
right of way he motioned It to como on
and signaled tha other car to stop. For
some reason, he asserts, the motorman of
tho Pago avenue car did not heed his sig
nal. The transit car struck the Suburban car
on a line with tho rear trucks. It tore the
side-boarding and part of the back pint
form oft and whirled the heavy car body
half way round, but did cot Itself leave the
Fred Waller and C. A. Ferguson were
motorman and conductor, respectively, of
tho Page avenue car and John P. Stinson
and Patrick J. Lavin. motorman and con
ductor, respectively, of the Suburban car.
It is considered miraculous that Lavin
escaped with his life. When the collision
occurred he was standtng on the rear plat
form. The shock threw him from his feet
and he fell directly in front of the still
moving Page avenue car.
Luckily, he was picked up by the fender,
and when it was all over he was found
wedged securely in between the two cars,
but not seriously injured. He was taken
to tho home of J. H. Johnson at No. K34
North Hamilton avenue, where Doctor
Nicks of No. 333 North Goodfsllow ave
nue treated his Injuries, which were main
ly bruises and slight cuts. He was able
to walk home.
Thomas B. Cortenlng was standing in the
rear doorway of the Suburban car talking
to his wife, who was seated. The Jolt of
the collision threw him backward, and, with
the platform, which the Page avenue car
ripped off, he fell to the ground. His In
juries were found to consist only of scalp
wounds and bruises about the right side.
Georgle Armstrong was also standing In
the rear end of the Suburban car. Her in
juries were principally the result of the fall
sbo sustained. She was cut about the head
and slightly bruised: Both she and Corten
lng were taken to the home of Doctor E.
M. Nelson, at Hamilton and Maple avenues,
where their injuries were nttended to.
Mrs. Hornsteln was a passenger on the
Suburban cir and was thrown with great
force against the woodwotk, sustaining a
cut on one ear and an injury to on foot.
Stinson. the Suburban motorman, received
a number of bruises.
Immediately after the accident Sergeant
of Tolice David Powers and Joseph Rice, a
speci-il officer In the Mounted DUtrlct, who
happened to be passing on an eastbound
Suburban car, busied themselves In at
tending to the Injured.
His Force Sent Back to
Ticn-Tcin While Al
lies Push- Oii
MARCHING TO PEKIN.
No Trustworthy Advices
WIRES STILL DOWN.
Sixteen Thousand For
eign Troops Now in
SPECIAL BY CAIILD.
SIitiDKlial, Thursday, June 2S. (Copy
right, 11MJO, by tho New YorU Herald
Company.) Admiral Seymour has ar
rived at Tieu-Tsln. Sixty-two of his
men have been killed and 312 wounded.
The dninnge in Tien-Tsin, It Is hoped,
has been exaggerated, but nothing is
After effecting the relief of Seymour, a
large column of the allies la supposed to
have started for 1'ekiu.
I-trge bodies of Chinese troops are re
ported massed before I'ekin.
Absolutely no trustworthy informa
tion has come out of Pekiu for two
weeks, all the wires being broken,
The whereabouts of the legations Is
It is the belief of Chinese that Prince
Tuan has superseded the Empress
Dowager at the head of affairs. Priuce
Tuan is the recognized head of the
Grave tidings come from Shan-Tung
Province. The Wei-IIsieu mission
premises hate been destroyed, but the
missionaries escaped. This is thought
premonitory of Turthpr disturbances:
Thus far the Boxers have been operat
ing only In Chl-I.l and Shan-Tung
Sixteen thousand troops of tho allies
have already landed at Taku. This
number should be quadrupled.
The best interests of China demand
the suppression of the Boxers, the over
throw of the Empress Dowager and the
reactionary party, and the reinstatement
in power of the Emperor. If the Boxers
gain any substantial advantage, the con
eetjuences cannot be foreseen. Thj in
surrection wiil spread like wildfire.
The Wu-Chang and Xankln Viceroys
give assurances that they are able to
quell the disturbances, and have issued
proclamations. Nevertheless, the condi
tions In the Yang-Tse Valley are the rea
ton for serious apprehension.
Shanghai, under ordinary circum
stances, is safe. Volunteers and men-or-war
are affording protection, but
more are needed, both at Shanghai and
in the Yang-Tse Valley to meet contingencies-
that are more than possible,
and will be beyond the control of the
The Boxer movement Is one In op
position to foreigners, railroads and all
modern progress. An opportunity Is of
fered the United States to take a com
manding position In the interest of the
civilized world and China by sending
her army and navy from the Philippines.
Japan is sending large re-enforcements.
MINISTERS REPORTED KILLED.
London, Friday, Juue 0. Seymour's
men caught several Chinese, who paid
the Pekiu legations had been burned
and the Ministers killed. Others Bald
that the Ministers had been imprisoned.
The Chinese displayed fanatical courage
In the tight with Seymour's men.
RE-ENFORCEMENTS MOVE UP.
Taku, June 23, 1 p. m., Tia Che-Foo,
June 27. Lieutenant Occrann, In com
mand cf a train having 900 Russians,
with horses and wagons, went to Tien
Fenton, a news correspondent, and an
American sailor named ltlngrove have
returned from Tien-Tsin on this train.
They report that the attacking force en
tered the European concession at 1 p.
m., the Americans and British combined
In a brigade and leading.
Fentou says the firing, of the Ameri
cans was splendid. The 'Chinese did not
use artillery, only heavy musketry. The
attackers used artillery. The Russians
took the arsenal.
The casualties among the besieged at
Tieu-Tsln are not yet known. The
casualties among the attackers are es
timated as follows: Americans, 3
killed, 20 wounded; British, 2 killed, 10
wounded; Germans, 15 killed, 27 wound
ed; Russians, 10 killed, 37 wounded.
CHINESE ARMY UNCERTAIN.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Shanghai, June 28. (Copyright, 1000,
by the New York Journal and Adver
tiser.) Au Imperial edict issued on June
23 gave ostensible protection to the
I think Minister Conger is safe.
No reliance can be placed upon the
MAY MEAN WAR.
London, June 2S. A representative of
the Associated Press was Informed at
the Foreign Office this evening that the
Viceroy of Nankin has telegraphed to
the British Consul General at Shanghai
Seymour's column has been, res
cued. Relief arrived just in time,
us me unics unu ueeu uguuuK cuu
tinnously against hordes of Chinese
for fifteen days, the last yvn U
on quarter rations, and the losses
in killed or wounded were 374 out X
of 2,000. Illness also had greatly
reduced the lighting resistance of
Late advices make It plalu that
the dispatches received In Chinese
official sources to the effect that the
Powers' Ministers to Pekln were
with Seymour's column aro un
trustworthy. Seymour's troops
captured teveral Chinese, some of
whom fa id that the Ministers had
been killed and the legations
burned, and others that the Min
isters wen; prisoners in Pekln.
The Chiue.se Legation in London
has a dispatch tliat the Ministers
were handed their passports on
June 1!. Tills is considered most
When the relief column left T
Tien-Tsin to rescue Seymour, fight
ing tas resumed by the Chinese
there, who, it Is assorted, were
led by General Neih of. the
Chinese regular army.
From 10,000 to 20,000 foreign
troops are reported now in the
No communication has yet been
received from Minister Conger. X
The situation In the Southern z
Provinces of China is threatening.
It Is said that should the Boxers
gain a victory the rebellion will
spread like wildfire all over the
that he had received, June 25, an Im
perial rescript, as follows:
"The foreign legations at Fekln con
tinue as usual to receive every protec
tion from the Imperial Government."
On the other hand, the officials of tha
Chinese Embassy say they lurre reason
to believe the foreign Ministers at Pekln
were given their passports on June 19.
Tlie Foreign Office is much concerned
at the latter report and hopes it will not
be continued, as It would be an unex
pectedly adverse development which,
would possibly mean a declaration of
A telegram from Jardine, Matthesoai
& Co.. dated Shanghai, this afternoon.
suggests that the Ministers are still nt
Pekin, but ndmits that there Is no news
from the capital. The telegram adds?
"Seymour arrived at Tien-Tsin wltH
312 of his force wounded, besides sixty
two killed. The damage done to Tien
Tsin has been much exaggerated.
Shanghai Is quiet."
Other dispatches from Shanghai re
iterate the announcements of the massa
cres of native Christians in the inland
districts, which rival the Armenian hor
rors. The officials at the places watched
by gunboats make a show of protecting
the missionaries, but there Is not even a
pretense of protection for the converts)
In the interior, who have been butchered
Washington. June 2S. The following
cablegram was received this morning by,
the Navy Department from Admiral
"Che-Foo, June 2S. Secretary NTy,
Washington: About 12,000 foreign
troops now ashore. Soldiers ordered
should report at Taku Instead of Che
Foo. Substituted Nashville for York
town at Che-Foo. Yorktown used as
dispatch boat, being more suitable.
MORE FIGHTING AT TIEN-TSIN.
Berlin, June 28. The commander of
the German squadron at Taku telegraphs
under date" of Juno 20, as follows:
"The foreign Ministers are with tha
"According to reports of Christians," 1
is added, "lighting continues at Tlen
Tsin June 23, the fortified arsenal out-,
side tho town being still in the pos
session of the Chi"' -",.
The German commander at Taku also
reports that In the relief of Tien-Tsin
the Germans lost Lieutenant' Frederics,
and ten men killed and twenty men
wounded. The fight lasted eight hours.
Berlin, June 23. The Vorwaerts saysl
"From an absolutely reliable source
we hear that the Russian War Ministry,
has sent to all the military and civil
authorities in Russia telegraphic secret
orders to prepare everything for mobili
zation. The orders bear the date of
June IS and ID."
SAVED BY RUSSIANS.
Shanghai, June 28. The Daily New
lias a dispatch from Wel-Hal-Wei; dated
June 17, saying:
"The railway terminus, which Is eight
miles north of Tien-Tsin, is destroyed.
"Captain Bayley wishes it-published
that it Is due to the Russians that any,
one is alive at Tien-Tsin.
"The American Consul telegraphs that
the American mission at Wei-Hal-Wel
has been completely destroyed."
PEKIN LEGATIONS SAFE
Shanghai, June 28. From official
sources It Is learned that the legations
at Pekln and the foreigners there were
safe on June 23.
PART THE RUSSIANS PLAYED.
St Petersburg, June 2a The Minister
of War has received the following from
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