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JONES NOW CONFIDENTLY PREDICTS
A SWEEPING DEMOCRATIC VICTORY.
His Reason for Believing America
Will Repudiate Menace of
PROBABLE THAT TOWNE WILL WITHDRAW.
Believed That He Will Support Bryan and Steven
son United Democracy Sanguine of
New York, July S. In rosporwo to a request for hi- views m the Democratic
outlook In the doubtful States of the Middle West, the Herald has received the
following from Senator Jones, dated at Kansas City:
"Owing to the fact that Mr. ltryai: N now much hotter known and under
stood than ho was in 1S9G, he is stronger in every section of the country than
ho was nt that time.
"The conviction is widespread that the very life of the nation Is involved in
the question of imperialism, while the feeling is as general that the linancial In
dependence of every individual is involved in the struggle for the control of the
trusts. In addition to this, the cold-blooded heartle.-sncss of the administration
toward the Boers is exciting general discussion. Hence I regard our chances as
vastly better than in 0G.
"Kentucky I regard as absolutely certain for the Democratic party. A ma
jority vote was cast against the present administration In Ohio in the last elec
tion In that State, notwithstanding the herculean efforts of the administration,
and I know none there who voted against the administration then who will
vote for It In November.
'We have strong State tickets in Indiana and Illinois and are well organized
In Michigan and Minnesota and other States. There are thousands of Kepublie
ens who are thoroughly disgusted with tho imperialistic, tmst-breediug, pro
English administration, while our people, not only in those States, but through
out tho Union, believing in the righteousness of our cause are full of hope,
energy and fight. "JAMES K. JONES."
TOWNE AND BRYAN CONFER.
Probable That the Populist Candidate Will With
draw and Support the Democratic Ticket.
Lincoln, Neb.. July S. Mr. Towno lias not
yet made up his mind whether ho will de
cline the Populist nomination for Vice Pres
ident, at least not for publication. It is
a. very safe prediction to make, however,
-Hat-he will withdraw. Ha had not beer,
ombjii.' .Hotm-dK-.otb.is cK!smf fs, M-
therefore, cannot decline tt formally. Tho
official notification will be made within the
next ten days at Duluth, and Mr. Towns
said this evening that he would mako no
ilatement before that time.
"It I a matter, you see." he said, "that
must be handled with great delicacy. Sev
eral members of the Democratic National
Committee ara here anl several others will
como to-morrow. Tho matter will be given
careful consideration, but I will make no
statement except from Duluth."
Towns Visits Bryan.
Mr. Towne and Mr. Williams spent most
of the afternoon with Mr. Bryan, driving
about the city and cut to the Bryan farm.
Their opportunities for private consulta
tion were quite llmted, however. Congress
man Sulzer of New York came yesterday
afternoon, and, with Colonel Fiegl, ac
companied Jlr. Bryan to tho Baptist
Church, where they listened to an eloquent
sermon on church expansion. Mr. Sulzer
was quite certain that New York was go
ing Democratic this fall. He said he based
this belief upon the fact that the Democ
racy had so much at stake Congressmen,
legislature and State officers and upon the
fact that Hill. Croker and Murphy had
agreed to take off their coata and work for
Mr. Towns was In consultation to-day with
number of Populist and Democratlo State
If Towns withdraws he Mill take the
tump In Nebraska, Kanscs and South Da
kota and endeavor to convince his support
era that the wise thing was for him to de
cline the nomination. Mr. Towne will prob
ably remain over and address the big rati
fication meeting Tuesday afternoon and
night. He is endeavoring to cancel a South
Dakota date to do so. It is proposed to
maka this meeting the opening of the cam
paign In the West, and Chairman Jones, J.
C Johnson, Towne, Bryan, Stevenson,
Stone and WHllami are down to make
speeches. Chairman Jones arrived this aft
ernoon with Daniel Campau of Michigan, a
member of tho Executive Committee.
Mr. Jones said that he would have to leave
to-morrow afternoon to fulfill an engage
ment In Chicago Tuesday. Six members of
the Executive Committee will meet here
with Mr. Bryan and Mr. Towne. Stevenson
Is expected to arrive In time for tho confer
ence, but may not be ablo to do so. Mr.
Towne will leave with the committee tho
decision as to his fate.
Former Congressman Hartman of Mon
tana called on Mr. Bryan to-day. He says
be came to assure Mr. Boon that the Daly
men blamed him In no particular and that
they would give as loyal support to the tick
et as tho Clark faction. Their tight with
the latter will be on the legislative ticket
A bitter rivalry has broken out between
the two leading hotels over the patronage of
the visiting Democratic statesmen. One
proprietor discovered to-day that his rival
was securing the cream of the trade by pay
ing itackmen big commissions to drop oft
the visitors at that hostelry when they asked
to be taken to "the best hotel." They
promptly came back by raising the commis
sion. Not discouraged, the other man now
rends agents to tho visitors at his rival's
place to Induce them to make a change. Mr.
Towne was the object of pulling and hauling
to-day and only got out of the dilemma by
patronizing both places.
Pettis County Democrats Confident
Sedalia, July 8. Tho Democrats of Scda
11a are exceedingly enthusiastic over the
Bryan and Stevenson ticket, and a move
ment has been started to have the presiden
tial campaign In Missouri opened at Sedalia.
with Bryan and Stevenson as the orators.
Afllai E. Stevenson is very popular 'here,
and when he was running mate with Cleve
land he opened the campaign at Association
Park and was greeted by the largest crowd
that ever attended a political gathering In
Central Missouri, fully 13,00) persons being
assembled around the speakers', stand dur
ing the addresses by the vice presidential
candidate and W. J. Stone.
Owing to the enthusiasm over the ticket
throughout the State end the prospects be
ing o bright for an overwhelming victory
at tho polls In November. It Is believed that
the former historic rally can be eclipsed this
The Democrats of Pettis County have al
ready conic-mnee.l the work of organizing
Bryan and Stevenson clubs. The Sedalia
club will be one of tho largest political or
ranlzatlotM in the State. It will star? ot
with a membership of not less than 31 vot
er., including the most prominent and Influ
ential citizens of thtt city. Quite a num
ber of Democrats, who were lukewarm four
years ago on account of tho money question
are now In line with the party nnd will
b among the hardest and most enthusias
tic workers during the campaign.
The young Democrats and first voters are
also organized a club and It will include
all of tho young Democrats of Pettis Coun
ty. The club will have a uniformed march
ing battalion, which will attend all rallies
arid big meetings in I'ettls and adjoining
counties. Tho oung men exiiect to carry
on an aggressive campaign until the closo
of the polls In November, and then celebrate
In style the election of Bryan and Steven-s-on
and the death of Imperialism In Amer
ica. TEXANS PREDICT VICTORY.
Believe Bryan Will Be Elected
Dallas, Tex., July S. Judge II B. Perkins,
delegate-at-large to the National Demo
cratic Convention, and who seconded the
nomination of Bryan for Texas, was enthu
siastic ovit party prospects to-day.
"The Sliver Itepubllcans wheeled into lino
without a murmur, for they realized that
with Bryan at the head the money ques
tion would be looked after as they thought
it should be. I bellove tho Populists will do
likewise, nnd then what has McKlnley and
Itoosovelt to go against? Nothing more nor
less than tho Democratic hosts presenting
a solid front, liacked up by all the elements
that look to tho freo coinage of sliver at
the ratio of 16 to 1 as the solvation of the
Ameilcan people. The platform Is the great
eat document that has bevn penned since
the Declaration of Independence. Texas Is
given the credit of nlacinir Imperialism n
the paramount Issue, and Congressman Ball
Is the man who did it.
"Texas forged to th-j front at tho first
opportunity. The old Chicago platform
Democrats of Texas are proud of the bold
epecch of former Governor James S. Hogg
made while waiting for tho Committee on
Platform to report."
Governor Hogg paid while In Dallas:
"The Democrats conducted the greatest
National Convention ever held in the
United Status. The delegates from Hawaii
wxio cultured ai.d o-.c of them, was a
lriace by birth, but his lineage cut llttlo
figure in a Democratic assembly. The rep
lesentatlresj from Hawaii claim the distinc
tion of having cast tho deciding vote In
favor of placing a specific declaration in
favor of 16 to I in the platform. Bryan and
Stevenson will be elected in November.
Texas will give tho Democratlo ticket not
less than SOv.vtf majority."
FEELS SURE OF HILL
Croker Says the Senator Will Do
New York. July 8. Richard Croker has re
turned from Kansas City, and is at Elberon,
N. J., with former Senator Murphy. Both
arr.ved in .Long Branch this morning, after
attending services at St. Michael's Catholic
Church on TackanaaSe Lake.
After dinner the party drove to Deal
Beach to see Mr. Croker's son. Itlchard,
Jr ; Herbert nnd Frank, whj are spending
the summer there. Mr. Croker spent Home
time in looking over tho kennels, which are
his sons' especial pride, and then Tcturned
When i.ten to-night the Tammany Chief
said that he had spent a very plea&ant week
In the West, and, on the whole, had enjoyed
the Kansas City convention. Asked what
he thought was the outlook In New York
State, he said the prospects wero very
"I am not supposed to answer for the
State." he added, "but I think I know what.
the rilv will do."
"ITnwZ nf.mir fnrmA,. Rtinlni1 Tltll
he do active service for the ticket
"Oh. Hill is aU right: he will do his best,
I am sure."
"Do you think he will take as active a
part in the national campaign as he did
in the State campaign two years ago?"
Mr. Croker hesitated for a moment and
smiled. Then he answered earnestly: "i
think Senator Hill will do his part of tho
work. He Is all right."
"Did you spring John W. Keller on the
Kansas City convention for the vice presi
dency In order to boost hlra for the mayor
alty nomination In New YorkT"
"The municipal light Is a good way off,"
eald Mr. Croker. "We are not making
"How long will you remain in ElberonT
"Only till Tuesday. I Just came down
res a few days. 1 have made no plana
all for tho rest of the summer."
HANNA: '-UK'S HAD THE KEPUTATIOX OF BEING A MIGHTY UNTAMABLE BEAST,
BUT YOUB UNCLE KNOWS HOW TO MANAGE HIM."
I LI'S PLAN TO t
8AYE CHINA. J
London, July S. The Times this
"We learn from a private message s
4 from Canton that LI Hung Chang haa
telegraphed direct to the Chinese
Minister In London urging him to re-
4 quest the British Government to op- s
s proach tho United States Government
s with a view to n Joint Invitation to
Vupan tj w-opcrate In tho malntcn-
s unce of the Chinese Empire and tho
" establishment of a strong Govern-
s ment -on a. solid basis, the three then
to unlto In an appeal for the support
of all other Powers."
I'or MlKioarl I'air nnd Trnrnier
Monday. Fair Tuesday; southeast
For IUIiiuIr Fair Monday nnd Taefl.
dny; dlmlnlnlilni? iTcntcrly wlndx.
I'or ArkanAaa I'nrtly clondy Mon
day and Tuesday! northerly Minds.
1. Jones Predicts Democratic Victory.
Towne and Bryan Confer.
Powers to Use Great Army.
Hope for tho Whites In rekln.
2. Dispatches Contradictory.
Dispatches From Kempff.
Destructive Storm Near Areola, 111.
3. John T. Schorr Heads the List.
Kntrles for To-day.
Dragged to Death by Buna way Horse.
Are Not In Favor of Consolidation.
St. Loulsans In Pari?.
C. Bald to Be Wanted In San Francisco.
Could Not Live Without Her Husband.
Jester Battle Begins To-Day.
Storm Carried Wheat Away.
7. Thousands Visit Camp Lincoln.
Child Mangled by a Street Car.
Union to Vote on Itenewal of Strike.
Dowey Glad Ho Is Out.
8. Religious Sermons and Services at the
9. Movement of Grain, Cotton and I.lvo
10. Cupid Captures Policeman Crane.
Badly Burned by Match Explosion.
Child Disappears in Union Station.
More American Than Turk.
Solid for the Republic.
Preparations for Treating Heat Cases.
Man Distastes Alcohol.
Campnigii Plans Await Wis Deci
sion on Withdrawal.
BY JAME3 CREELMAX.
Kansas City, July 8. The central figure
of the whole political scene Just now Is Mr.
Tcwne. the Populist nominee, for Vice Pres
ident. No plans can be made for the Great
political stniRsle for control of tho Na
tional Government until Mr. Towne says
whether he will accept the Populist nomi
nation. Ho Is now In conference with Mr.
Bryan and they will reach a decision, lie
has already vigorously declared that Mr.
Bryan and Stevenson should receive the
full voto of the free ellver Republicans.
Nothing could be manlier than his attitude
toward the Democratic ticket and platform.
He rpoke of his defeat in the Democratic
Convention like a patriou
"It 13 the sweetest, bitterest. I have ever
tasted. It Is a victorious defeat. The ticket
will surely sweep the country."
Many of tha Democratic leaders arc
pressing Mr. Towne to accept the Populist
nomination In order to hold the extreme
popuUstlc clement. They are anxious to
m.ttr.. Ml ItrVan's rtW.f!in .A.-4nf.i ........ t
the vice presidency Is imperiled.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. MONDAY, JULY
HOPE FOR THE WHITES IN PEKIN.
r s- (.
Our i Ships.
'At Taku Brooklyn, Hear Admiral
Ilcincy: Newark, IJear Admiral
KemplT; Iris, Eusisn G. W. Knox;
Monocacy, Commander F. M. Wise;
Zatiro, Ensign Lw A. Cottciu
At Clie-Foo XfcUvllle, Commander
It. P, KodgcrsJ Yorktown, Com
mander E. D. Tatusiff.
At Shanghai Castiue, Commander
C. G. Bowman.
At Canton Don Juan DeAnstria,
Commander T. C. McLean; Prince
ton, Commander II. Kuox.
' Wk V
POWERS TO USE
A GREAT ARMY.
Admirals Now Say That One Hundred Thousand
Men Are Needed to Relieve
Washington, july S. An allied force of
nearly lOT.OOO men Is In China or on the
way to Taku. These flcurcs are larger
than those given yesterday, but are based
on more accurate Information, which has
Just been received in an otllclal quarter
It was learned to-day that the several
Governments, appreciating the need of an
expression o; opinion as to the number of
men required to established and preserve
order, recently directed the several Ad
mirals at Taku to wire a statement as to
the strength of the force necessary to sup
press the revolt. Tha instruction was a
maltcr of conference between the Admirals
and the highest estlmato seems to have
been made by tho Japanese olllccr, who
placed the number at between TO,'..") and
The allied force at Taku and Tien-Tsln
now consists of 13.000 men. The re-enforcements
under orders consist Of 19,00) Japan
ese troops, 13,000 Germans, 1S.0M Russian?,
11.000 Americans, 10,000 British, C,000 French
and 3,000 Italians.
Upon the arrival of the Japanese division
at Taku, the question of the officer who
will be placed In command will naturally
arixe. The Japanese corps will be com
manded by a Lieutenant General, and, so
far as known here, he will be the ranking
olllccr. It may be that Russia may not de
sire to permit Japan to have the prepon
derating force and u Japanese commander,
too, and may send an officer with the rank
of General to command her forces. This
officer, would, of course, rank the Japanese
So far as this Government Is concerned.
It is willing to liAe nny efficient officer in
command, bo he Russian or Japanese, pro
vided haste is obsered In the starting of
tho expedition to relieve Pekin. Considera
ble satisfaction Is felt in otllclal circles at
the declaration of M. Delcasse yesterday
that "It is lmDosslble for one Power to de
clare war against China."
This Is the understanding of the authori
ties here, and they are topeful that the
lew will continue to prevail. An Interna
tional law expert, who discussed the situa
tion to-day. made this statement:
"Prince Tuan seems to be the head of the
trouble. He Is not recognized by any Power
or oven by his own people. The situation,
from an International point of view. Is this:
"Certain hostile conditions exist of whlcn
the Powers take notice as they take notice
of any facts affecting them. The deaths of
the Ministers would not alter the legal sit
uation, there being no Government bJck of
tho crime. According to the facts thus far
obtainable, the Government of China has
been overthrown by persons who are com
mitting violence, and Prince Tuan has as
sumed to take charge of affairs In the capi
tal. From a lessl point ot vlem, Tuan is
FOR CHINA STATION.
At sea Ninth Infantry, should bo
at TaUu now.
Sixth Cavalry, expected io arrive
at Taku July tiS.
Under orders One battalion Fif
teenth Infantry to nail July 1C; one
battalion Fifteenth Infantry and
probably two battalions
fantry to sail August 1; two' wiudtf-
drons Ninth Cavalry and one com
pany of engineers to sail August 1C;
squadrons of the First and Third
Cavalry and battalions of the Sec
ond, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh In
fantry to sail before September 13.
the head of a band of outlaws and murder
ers and may be punished as their leader.
You cannot declare war upon outlaw?,
though hostilities may exist."
LETTER FROM MRS. CONGER.
Wife of American Minister Writes
of the Situation.
Newburg. X. Y., July 8. Mrs. Samuel E.
Shlpp. president of Quassick Chapter,
Daughters of tho American Revolution, is
a warm friend of Mrs. E. IL Conger, wife
of the American Minister to China. A year
ago last April Mr. and Mrs. Coneer were
guests at the Fhlpp home In this city. The
kst letter received from Mrs. Conger was
dated on May 12, and left Pekin with the
last mall out of tho city. The letter. In
addition to much detail of a private charac
"We brought lady visitors from Chicago
and are entertaining them. Many visit
China from the United States now nnd most
of them call on us. It has seemed good to
be back In our home (In Pekln) again. You,
of course, hear much about the trouble in
China, but, while affairs are greatly un
settled and at times seem threatening, we
do not at all feel that we are In danger.
"The Boxers cry out against the foreign
ers and burn property. They have taken
the lives of some of the missionaries and
more of the native converts. They say
that the foreigners have poisoned the
water and have kept the rain from falling
and are the caure of all their suffering and
lack of crops The foreigner Is an intruder
and China does not want him.
The foreign missionaries, in China keep
urging the authorities to take measures to
overcome thtse animosities. They mako
good promises and Issue edicts for better
order nnd It now seems as If better pro
ceedings would follow. Many items get
Into hom? papers, nnd here, too, that have
not one word of truth in them. Hence, do
not believe air you read."
REPORTED DEAD IN PEKIN.
St. Petersburg Haa News That Rus
sian Minister Has Been Killed.
London. July 0. The St. retersburg corre
spondent of the Dally ilall telegraphs that
a relative ot M. dc Qlers. the Russian Min
ister to China, has received confirmation
of a report that the Minister Is dead. The
Russian Government apparently is without
advices on the subject, as the correspond
ent makes no mention of an oQdal an-uiiir,rimat.
Dispatch Says Chinese Ceased
Attacks on Legations
Prince Ghing Leads Troopa
Against Rebels Ninth In
fantry at Taku.
London, July S. The Consuls at
Shanghai reiort that the Fekin lega
tions were safe on July 4, and that the
Chinese had teased their attacks. The
only fear felt at that time, according
to tho reports of the Consuls wa re
garding the food supplies.
IJnissels, July 8. A dispatch from
Shanghai received here says that, ac
cording to a high Chinese otikial. the
two legations which were still holding
out on July 2 were the object of In
cessant attacks. There had been some
losses among the troops guarding the
legations, but the diplomatics were safe.
The dispatch also says the loyal
troops under Prince Ching, who is head
ing a counter revolution, had attacked
the rebels la Pekln.
The Governor of Shaug-Tuug, accord
ing to the same authority. Is reported to
have declined to obey Prince Tuau's or
ders to seize Nankin.
Further dispatches also report that a
Chinese journal confirms the announce
ment of Prince Chlng's counter revolu
tion in Pekin.
Berlin, July 8. A dispateii from
Tien-Tsln says the Russians un
successfully bombarded the native town
on July 2. The strength of the allied
troops is about 10,000.
SPECIAL BY GABLE. '. ,
Che-Foo. Saturday. July 7. Conv-
1 right, 1000, by -the Xew York Herald
Company.) The American Consul here
ha. received a communication from
Taku, under date of Thursday, 6ayins
that 10,000 Chinese under NIeh appeared
outside of Tien-Tsln on Wednesday and
reoceupied the eastern arsenal. The
Chinese are fortifying the native city of
Tien-Tsln. The hltuation there Is con
sidered critical. Communication be
tween Tong-Ku and Tien-Tin is again
Boxer Influence is Increasing In Shan-
BELIEVE FOREIGNERS DEAD.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Shanghai, Sunday, July S. (Copyright,
1900, by the New York Herald Com
pany.) In spite of the report from
Chinese bources, stating that the lega
tions In Pekin were holding out on July
3, no one here believes that any for
eigner is alive In Pekin.
The Viceroys eouth o the Yellow
CONGER'S REPORT TO HAY.
His Great Effort to Awaken Chinese Government
to Its Danger Failed.
Washington. July 8. The last China mail
to reach the State Department brought tho
report of Minister Coaiter, perhaps the last
that will ever come to hand. This bears
date of Pekln, May IL It is of the utmost
Importance, disclosing as it does a full
comprehension on the part of the foreign
Ministers In Tekln of the character and ex
tent of the Boxer uprising, even though
Mr. Conger himself, by disposition opti
mistic, found some reason to hopo that the
worst was over at that date.
What Mr. Conger has to say as to lati
tude of the Chinese Government toward the
Boxer movement, as. revealed In the formal
Interchange that took place between him
self and the Tsung Li Yamen, la cot only
of peculiar interest now, but probably will
have a strong bearing on the final reckon
ing that must be had hetween the civilised
nations and the Chinese. Mr. Conger-makes
it very clear, through the publication of
the French priest's letter, that at least one.
and probably all of the European nations
having interests In Northern China, were
acquainted with tha dangers of the situa
tion at least two or three weeks before the
actual outbreak in Pekln.
The corrcspondjnee referred to follows:
"legation of the United States of Amer
ica. Pekln. China, May a. 1S0O. To the
Honorable John Hay, Secretary of State,
Washington, D. C: Str I have the honor
to confirm on the overt ;af, my cipher tele
gram of to-day.
"In response to the French Minister, the
dean called a meeting of the diplomatic
corps yesterday, and upon Information fur
nished In a. letter from the Catholic Bishop
In Pekln and verbal reports to the Minister,
the situation was considered so grave that
the corps unanimously Instructed the dean
to present It to the Tsung Li Yamen. and
demand Immediate and effective measures,
which he did to-day by the note, copy of
which is inclosed.
"I also Inclose copies of the Bishop's let
ter and one from Reverend Mr. KlUIe. an
American missionary who lives in Pekln.
but travels to the north and east.
-"Qa tb 18th, Inst durl&s fui extended
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Itiver are still holding to their agre
ment with the Consuls to remain In
active aud protect the foreigners. Gen
eral Lne of Ilueu-IJn, however, Is leav
ing "Woo-Chow for the north and on blfl
way will gather 10,000 soldiers, who are
already enlisted. It Is understood that
his teal intention Is to join the Boxers
There sire 17,000 foreign troops la
Tien-Tsln at present, but they are In
active and it Is probable tliat no move
ment will be made on Pekin for twa
Volunteers are drilling here daily and
an outbreak might occur at any time.
Only a slight spark Is needed. The
Chinese troops about the city would join
the populace against foreigners.
The alleged Chinese official informa
tion that the Boxers in Pekin are dis
couraged is considered a scheme to keep
NINTH INFANTRY AT TAKU.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Che-Foo, Saturday, July 7. (Copy
right, 1000, by the New York Herald
Company.) The United States jcraisen
Brooklyn, Admiral Remey, called here
to-day forty-five hours from Nagasaki,
and proceeded to Taku. Three hundred
and fifty marines' intended landing Sun
The Logan, bearing tho Ninth Regi
ment of United States Infantry, passed
Che-Foo Friday on the way to Taku.
1- ' iwi-Inja:
f""LondufsJaIy 9, 2:45 a. a.-Tbe'e
respondents at Shanghai, wno are sua
the clearing-house of all Chinese news,
say that a combined force of Russians
and Japanese have left Tien-Tsln fol
lowing the railway as far as Lang-Kang,
and have thence swept swiftly to tha
west, attacking the Chinese eighteen
miles north of Tien-Tsin and killing 1,
000 of them.
The Shanghai correspondent of tha
Standard says reports from Tien-Tsia
from Chinese sources say a great battle
hits taken place in which the Chines
lost heavily. The allies at Tien-Tsln ara
short if nrnvlslons and suffer consider.
j ably from sniping. t
BIG BATTLE AT TIEN-TSIN.
London, July 3. A dispatch has beefl
received from Tien-Tsin, dated July 8
"Since early morning the Chinese hay
heavily bombarded the settlements. Ad
miral Seymour has ordered the women
and children conveyed to Taku at tha
earliest possible moment.'
personal Interview; with the Tsung LI Ya
men. I called their attention to tha fact
that, notwithstanding constant warning
from this and other legations, the Boxers
had continually Increased and spread until
now they are boldly organizing Inside the
wall of Pekln. the existence of thousands
Is known In tho villages around Pekin.
Christian converts are being persecuted and
threatened everywhere, many forced to re
cant their religious professions, and soms
have been compelled to abandon tbalr
chapels and come to Pekln tor safety.
Speech to Forelana Osaee.
" 'At a London mission near Chou-Chotr,
forty miles west of Pekln. two native Chris
tians have been killed and their chapel de
stroyed. Near Fao-Tlnx-Fu. a CathoUc VU
lagc has been destroyed and slxty-on
Christians murdered, some of them betrr
burned alive. The foreign Governments
cannot longer sit idly by and witness this
persecution and murder. I can only speak
for my own Government, but It Is becomlnr
very Impatient over China's continued treaty
violation. It always has been and still is
the good friend of China, and only wishes It
prosperity, but Is now more than ever deter
mined to sustain the treaty rights of sll
American citizens and of the Christian con
verts, and it will hold the Chinese Govern
ment to the strictest responsibility for ev
ery treaty Infraction in this regard. It wilt
do this, not only for the benefit of its own
citizens, but in the interest of China her
self, whose Government is now sadly threat
ened by these lawless organizations. At
present, it is true, they seem to have no
capable leader, but should one arise and the
populace become really Inflamed, the over
throw ot the present dynasty Is most likely
to follow, and possibly the destruction of
the Empire, etc, etc
"They replied that I did not understand
the many difficulties under which they la
bored, but they had succeeded in suppress
ing the Boxers In the Province of Snano
Turig and would do so here.
"I told them I saw no effective measures
whatever being put forth.
"They replied that the movement had not
heretofore been looked upon as serious, but
that now the throne was fully aware of the
gravity or the situation, and that s recent
confidential decree had been sent to the
Viceroys, the Pekln and neighboring oB-
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