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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
The Passing of a Grief
Cupid at his old tricks again.
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ST. LOUTS, MO.. WEDNESDAY, JULY H. 1000.
I In M. I.onli. Our Cent.
"OTtTCW?. Onlsldc SI. I.onls. Tiro Cents.
LXX V-'-I-J I 0n xrrJn,, Three- Ctnti.
'NWO BIG MEETINGS AT LINCOLN.
ALLIES ARE SAVED BY A BAYONET CHARGE.
Bryan and Stevenson Get Ova
tions From the Great
British and French Cannon Succes
sively Put Out of Action
Towne and Webster Davis
Score the Party of
BRYAN PRAISES STEVENSON.
Second-Place Matter Not Yet
Settled Weaver Is for
Lincoln. Neb.. July 1K Th meetings this
afternoon and to-night drew lmnvnM!
crowds. Th orjiijns to Bryan. Steven-oi
and Towne were genuinely hearty and en
thusiastic. The afternoon meeting took place !n a hot
auditorium, v.hioh nas crowded to the door.
The interior was decorated with flags, hunt
Ins and portrait" Cpon the stage stood a
portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Sacked on.
risht and left by framed copies of the
declaration of Independence. On the nail !
St tho rar were large portraits of Bryan.
Mevenson and Tov a. The presidential
nominee's ita li the center and hl run
ning mates were on either Fide. Many la
dles w ere preeit
To-nigrt's meeting was held In the Cap
itol ground?, and a man people as coull
pet within the voire of the ppeaKer crowd
ed about Mr Towne's speech was the
principal one It oti a masterly exposition
.if the question of Imperialism, and his ora-
torcal limaxes sent the crowd
paroxisms of cheerme. Both occas'ons were
nuue imiw iMimuc uujiiuiuaiiuji-v ...
of the minor political quet!ons were put j of the struggling masses o: tht world, who
a?kie from the dlscussioc. and a strong ap- j look to America for exam; le. For if every
peal made to th people to rescue the Re- J Filipino were to dje the world would go on.
public from th impending peril. j ? ' thla nation, the Sroate KepJblle
. . , .. ", . . v I ot tne world 3 hlstor'. P"t-" out its light. If
The Veynote of the campaign was struck- thu RepubUc tunjs Vt, tack on the iloc
Shall the American people stan-J for Hepub-J trjses which we lo-.cd a ceniur ar.J .i
lis or rir Empire? Each orator endeavored quarter ago. then to what nation of thu
to dissociate from hU discussion of tlu ' woW n the people look for hope and in
question all partisan blag, and to place It I srratIon? .... , . A
.. .. L j . I-. -!. l..... I So yu ooght to be proud that you ore
upon the high ground of patriotic duty. an American citizen and are able to say. -If
ebtfr uavis was accorueu a spienuu
ovation. He was at hl best, and repeated
ly scored the administration of which he
was so recently ? member.
Second I'lucc nnd .Notification.
It has been practlcallj settld that the
notification of Mr Eran and ilr. Steven
sen of their nominatioas by the tuccratlc
NatlonalfConven&is-wiH 'tate -place. -at In
dianapolis within the r.ext thirty das, pos
sibly the flr't week In Augat. Th place
H practically certain, but the time Is not
The sam reason that led Mr. Bryan to
choose New York four years aso actuated
the choice of Ind anapolte. Bloomlngton.
Ill . the home of Mr. Stetenson. would hao
leen chosen had not that town recently
been fire ewept. Mr. Bryan favored Bloom
Inrton. but. that being Impossible, Indlan
nTHtliq nns hln tiiti cncilce.
VI It ! believed that, with the enthusiasm
. I J rou! ed bv the notiflcatlon meeting, the Be-
p-.bllcans can bs sotten on the run and
St.pt going Until that time Mr Bryan
will not take the stump. He will receive
vsltlng delegations here, and afterwards
will be heard at various points.
What to do about Mr. Towns is still un
settUd. A big delegation of Populists came
In to-day to protet agalnt Mr Towne's
withdrawal, llr. Bryan. Mr. Stevenson and
Mr. Towne were called into consultation,
but n decision was arrived at. Mr. Towne
i growing more and more determined that
he will not penr.lt himself to be used as a
t-talklng horse, nor will he permit himself
to be placed In a position where he may bo
made the butt of the campaign wits.
The Populists lnilst that his withdrawal
endatgers Nebraska, but Mt Towne sat
that it is very clear to him what he should
do. He will not announce his withdrawal
until he is assured that the I'opulist Na
tional Committee will substitute Stevenson.
General J. B. "Weaver, the Populist nomi
ree for President In 1S32. created the st-n-sation
of the day by coming out boldly to
right in favor of the nomination by the
Populists of A dial Stevenson is their vie
presidential nominee In place of Mr.
Towne. He gave the history of the reform
movements of the countri, and pointed out
the prominent part taken by Stevenson In
the greenback days and his hibtory as a
friend of silver. Weaver's Influence is be
ing depended upon to bring about the sub
stitution. Mr. Stevenson, who is Mr. Bryan's guest.
was somewhat indisposed and did not ap-
ar at the afternoon meeting. The speak-
e were Mr. Bryan. Congressman Shafroth
of Colorado, "Cyclone" Davis of Texas,
former Assistant Eecretary ct the Interior
Webster Davis. CharHs A, Towne and Gen
eral J. B. Weaver.
Mr. Bryan spoka last and only In response
to repeated calls. He was wildly cheered
when Chairman Edmlston Introduced him
as "Mr. Bryan of North America,"
air. Ilrrsn'i Speech.
"I feel lOmcst as if I ought to apologize
for tiOt being able to call myself a former
Republican." sail Mr. Bryan, amid laughter.
Mr. Bryan thfa paid eloquent tribute to
General Weaver. C A. Towne and Webster
Davis, former Republican?, raj Ins that he
"wondered how tho Republican who Is not
tied to his party by cfflce could refuse to
leave the party and cast his lot with thoss
who believe In the Declaration of Independ
ence here and In South Africa, also."
T simply want to say now that the cam
paign is begun S3 far aa the tickets and the
platforms are concerned." Mr. Bryan ccntin
ued, "and from now until election day it
will he the duty of every citizen to take
these issues before the country and weigh
them. It will be the duty of every Repub
lican to tee where his duty lls.
"There Is a privilege in being an Ameri
can citizen, and there Is a responsibility
I commensurate with the privilege. If we
f lived In a land where a King thought for
, ' g us. w would feel no responsibility for the
. W action of that King. But we !le in a land
jf where tho peopls determine the policy. We
live in a land where the cltlzcn Impresses
his own opinion upon the Government;
where the policy of the Government may be
determined by a vote of one citizen.
"And I want to leave a thought with those
who are to vote this falL I want every
citizen to vote as he would vote If ha
knew that his vote would determine this
next election. (Applause.) Remember what
It means. You v ote in Nebraska, and your
vote may determine the vote of this State
on the presidential ticket, and your State
may determine the result. (Applause.)
"When you ret to the rolls to vote, re
member that you are an American citizen, j
(Applause,) Remember that your vote may I
determine this nations poslUon and that
this nation will In a larss moasure deter-
lna Jm auttia ejiloioa . tbe .werld oiiht
fri ? -J
s- i .j
UNCLE BAM:" I I5ELIEVE I'D LIKE TO GET OUT
WALK. THIS TK1P IS GETTING TOO SWIFT FOIi ME."
Ur-ctrlr." that Govemrrents come
tb pcop!. (Great applaue )
"ror ir j ears this nation has held before
the world the light of liberty. Tor more than
I a century It has been the example to nil
, the world. You tell me that we can now be
) Indifferei.t to what Is coins on? You tell
i roe- that a man who lift his voice agalnt
, i the doctrine of Imperialism Is p'radlng th'
i cause or me i-iiirmo. i ten a ne is i leas
ing the cause of seventy milli m American
cltlzcn,. a. , h ,, ctamrionin: the rights
the nepub;ic goes down. I am cot to blanw
for We- downfall.'
(Great applause and
E entuc -Meeting.
At the eieaing meeting Mr. Brsan and
Mr. Stitenson were given a tremendous
greeting by the crowds Both were cheered
again and again as they appeared on t
Very effectivo speeches also wore made
by Webster Davis of Missouri and Charles
A. Towne of Minnesota. Both were warmly
greeted and elicited hearty applause at fre
quent intervals. Each made it cWr that
he had left tho Republican part- forever.
and appealed to etery patriotic American
to abandon it on account of its desertion
of popular government.
The paramount issue was to save the life
of the American nation, the question,
whether we are to have a Republic or an
Wcbler Davl Welcomed.
Webster Davit began by saving that ho
had no apoIog to offer for leaving t?ie Re
publican party. He had worshlji-d at th
Immortal shrine of Abraham Lincoln an!
had followed the while plume of Jjraes G
Bl.ilr.e. but when a ;arty btcam- so nerve
less that it could cot expre.'s sjmpathy
with two Republic struggling In the grap
of a selfish monarchy because "Mr. Han
na did not want it In the platf.irm.-' when
It forsook thu footsteps of the father-) to
walk In the slimy onex of millionaire trut
owners aided by British aitent. he was
forced to leave It or surrender his man
hood. At the c!oe of his peroration thu crod
stood up and cheered lts.t-lf hoarse, while
men Jostled each other to rt-ach und chake
him by the hand.
Mr. Towne, who followed, spoke of lilm
as a man who had laid down a great offlcrt
to take up a great dut). Mr. Bryan s-aid
that if men in Davis's roltl.,n flt ir.
strorly that they were impelled to break
ties as strong a' his, it meant that thou
sands with bonds that hint; more loosely
would follow In hU footsteps.
-Mr. Tunnr'i pr-ch.
Mr. Towne delivered the most extended
speech of the evening mtinij, outlining
the camjalgn arrangements on which the
Democratic party will tight the campaign
of U.. Mr. Towne gave his first attention
to the monetary Question admlitirr urn
the lasue had changed in importance s"n-e
!". but Insisting that It was atlll a live is
sue and that the principles of bimetallism
are ns true now as In !. Tnnts were de
nounced as an inherent port of the Repub
lican administration, accumulated wealth
had already Inaugurated u period of na
tional decay, and to the government-reform
force of the country must the people look
for relief. Continuing, Mr. Towne said:
"We stand on tho threshold of the cam
paign of 1M0, wherein the allied reform
fores of the country hope and intend to
restore the action of the Federal Govern
rtect to the principles of Washington and
Jefferson, ar.d to re-establish by the spirit
of liw the doctrines of 1T7C. The princlp.-s
of Washington and Jifferaon "no alliances
or entanglements abroad, and at home,
equal rights ror all. and special privileges
"The man who sees In the campaign of
IsK only an ordinary political contet ha?
only little Insight. That campaign was the
b-glnnlcg of a life and death struggle be
tween opposing forces of a fundamental
character, between which. In the very
nature of things, there can be no truce or
I-arley until victory shall have crowned the
one or tho other. It vas the first real
clash of arms between thee who mull
transform this Government from oligarchy
of wealth and privilege, and thoe who
would arrest our present progress In that
direction and retrace our steps to the safety
and glory of the nncient wajs.
'Republic AIttmj la Dancer,"
"The Republic Is always In danger. In the
midst of social questions of gravest com
plexion, for whose solution are requisite the
best intellect and patriotism of the coun
try, the vigilance of the people is relaxed
by the occurrence of war. whose noble In.
ception has disguised Its consequences un
til, within the little space cf two yearp. we
have traveled further from our old Ideals
than would, even so short a time ago, have
seemed to be the possible accomplishment
of a century. If. Indeed, ever possible at alL
"Already we are In the very shadow of
the Empire. If the citizens of this coun
try at the forthcoming election shall rat
ify and confirm the presumptious stretches
of authority that have characterized the
conduct of the administration, then we
shall not be in danger of establishing an
Empire, the Empire will have been al
Mr. Towne criticised the attitude of this
Government toward the people of Forto
Rico and the Philippines.
We walked across Porto Kleo on a
carpet of flowers spread by tho confident
enthusiasm of the inhabitants, and we
have compelled them to walk on tboras in
ntum, Sim r Uiu w xeaauure h
??vi-s . . v' vrc. -j?
fflalfsff' -i -ja&aZ&i-A
iW'tl jtf-r- --vT'-' rz,' je
s, i :
hundreds of millions on land and sea. in
order to makv commercial returns In thou
sands W are njdlnir to the strength of
tho Republic by sacrificing thousands of
her sons to dlsrase. Insanity, and death.
We have quitted our own to stacd upon
"We have formed a partnership with
England wherein we Insure all the dang.r
and she reaps all the benefit. We
have ceased to quote the Declara
tion of Independence. We have
crown contemptuous of the Constitution.
We have rechrister.ed slaughter and named
it civilization. We are putlirg men ti
the Fword by thousands, and daro to call
ourselves the agents oT him about whose
lowly cradl" nlr.etc-en centuries ago the
angels of heaven sarg Tcace en earth,
good will to nan.' "
Mr. llrjna ncnU..
Mr. Towne was followed by Mr. T.ryan,
who was Introduced amid tremecdouj ap-
riause. jie spoke as follows.
"I on deeply grateful to the good people
ci thl3 city ind State for their very cordial
approval or my nomination F 'Ur years ago
the State gave me about l.yo plurality, and
en three occasions since thai time the peo
ple of Nebraska declared their adherence
to the political principles for which I have
been m r .-i f r f T nm .. ....i., ..A,..!. .,.
believe that their support Is meant as a
personal compliment, I accept It as an
evidence of their deiotlon to the principles
to which I have ben wedded.
"Wo enter this campaign under conditions
rar more favorable to success than those
which surrounded us in L'M. But whether
we win this jear or next, the fight must be
continued until organized wealth ceases to
control the affairs of th nation and it
becomes again a nation of the people.
"I do not care to enter at the present tlmn
upon a discussion of the Issues presented
by the platform adopted at Kansas City. I
can say. however, that it is. in my Judg
ment, tho greatest platform adopted In re
cent years, if not In the history of th
corntry. It Is a greater paltferra than the
Chicajro platform, for it Indorses the prin
ciples set forth In that platform, and. In ad
dition thereto, presents the party disposition
upon several new and vital questions.
"There is r.o evasion about the platform.
no ambiguity, or no doubi--deallcg. it Is
os clear as the tones of a bell, as clear as
the tones of a Liberty Bell. It dea's hon
estly with the American people.
lie I'nliri Meieii.i.n.
"Its candidates are pledge j to its main
tenance. When the convention came to the
sei-ciion of a candidate for Vice Pre-ldcit
there was diversity of orlnlon Som pn
f-rrd an Eastern candidate. b-llein that
he would stremethn the ticket In th" Eat.
Some preferred Mr Towne. knowing of the
sacrifice which h had mude for princlirf-
ar.d of his devotion to the principles set
forth In the Chicago platform But the
choice fell upon a dNtirgulshed Illinois
Democrat who once exercised the duties of
"In the campaign of ll5o. when plutocracy
and Democracy met face to face, Adlai E.
Stevenson was an able and courageous de
fender of Democracy. Imrlng the cam
paten he spoke In seven of the cloet
States. When I visited Bluomlngton. near
the close of tho campaifn. he was chairman
of the meeting In beginning my speech, I
referred to him as follows.
"'Wo a ho ha" been keepers of the
Democratic faith .ove Adlai Steiecson. not
only for what he Is. but we love him also
because he is ail wo have left of the last
National Democratic ticket. The Bible tells
you of the father who loved the trodlgal
son when he returned. I tell oa. of the
Democratic father who loved the son who
went not astray."
"I know that some of our allies felt
jrrieved that they were n-t given the second
place on the ticket, but I am suro that
they cannot feei unkindly toward one who,
like Mr. Stevenson, was loyal to the ticket
nominated at Chicago and who is able to
defend the magnifi tnt party creed set
forth at Kansas City. In this campaign
Issues are greater than men I -hill not
ask any one to vote our ticket merely be
cause it is the ticket of the party It de
serves support because It stards for the
Declaration of Independence in dealing
wltn the Phillpplr.eM and for the doctrine
of equal rights to all and special privi
leges for co one In all domestic quetion."
General Weaver Spruit.
General James B. Weaver also spoke at
some length, outlining the work to b done
by the Democratic, silver Republican and
Populist parties and appealing for harmon
for the common cause. He also paid tribute
to Mr. Stevenson's record In Congres".
JONES IN CHICAGO.
Other Members of tbe Coiuinitteo
Chicago. Ill . Julv 10. p-ator J. K. Jones,
chairman of the Democratic Notional Com
mittee J. G. Johnson, cnalrman of the Ex
ecutive Committee, Charles S. Walsh, na
tional secretary; National Committeeman 1.
J. Campau, Senator White of California, and
J. Hamilton Lewis of Washington arrived
r.ere to-oay inns Lincoln, .Neb. Senator
Jones will remain here to direct the cam
paign. "The Democrats made free silver the Is
sue In 1SS"5." declared the Senator, "and
they will make anti-lmperlallsra the Issue
In the ccmlng campaign. The Republicans
may try to make other questions paramount
so as to keep imperialism and trusts in the
background, but we will not allow them to
"Will Bryan make such a campaign as he
did four J ears ago"
"My own idea Is that he should not. It Is
too great a task to demand of one man
that he should make so many and exten
sive trips as Bryan did four years ago. He
will possibly wake several trips, coverlrg
According to Senator Jones, Mr. Bryan
has under consideration the place in whl h
to receive tho committee next month that
Is to notify him of his nomination. Chica
go, Indlacapolis, Columbus. o and New
York are the cities whose claims are said to
to the atroMtst, . . i
BOTH SIDES SUFFER
American Regiment on the Scene All Pekin Lega
tions Except German 31 ay I3c Safe
About Empress An.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Scanhai. July 10. iCnpyrtelit. Rmo.
I'.v W. K. Hi-arst.t-Tlie-re lias ben ter-
rilic liplitlnir at TiMi-Tln. The- naiivc 1
town, wlik'li was cijilure-el early last'
Week by ilu- allies, has apiureiitlv lMi I
rctakon ly the Chinese The illsjiaie'lios l
rieak of their bomiunlmei.t vt the for
eiIl eolice-ssioils atld etf sorties liy the
allie's, with heavy losses, to both !iles.
After :i lierev liattie that lesau on
Juiy y the Chinese were defeated in a I
bjjoiiet charge tu July 1. This, was an j
exceptionally brilliant affair.
The Chinese army i.s
maud at front 10.si le
"."..si. imt n is
known to be hr'e and constantly iu
creasiuir. The number of the a'.llrd forces in tho
city is about 10,000, lneludius the Jap
anese who arrived on July :.
I5y tliis nine they probably have been
Inci eased by the arrival of the Ninth
I'nitetl States Infantry, which was or
dered to push sstraiL'ht on to Tien-Tsin
on its arrival at TaUu yesterday.
The battle be'pan at dawn on July ."
with u ternlie lioaibnrdmeut by splen
didly served and accurately aittuHl Chi
nese ;:uns. .Many houses were wrecked
by the shells, of which several hundred
burst In the city.
When the boniUinlment becun. Hear
Admiral Se-yniour, who was still in com
mand. Admiral Alexieff not havius ar
rived until later In the day, ordered ail
the women and children to the cellars
of Gordon Hall and the Astor Hotel,
which are almost bomb-proof. There
were no casualties anions them.
The twelve-jiouiiders which had been
landed from II. M. . Terrible replied
to the Runs of the enemy. One of them
was put out of action early In the day
by two shells which burst directly under
It. smashing lis carriace and wouudlujj
several of Its crew. "
A pun from one of the French cruisers
was rushed up to take Its place, but al
most all its crew were woumlcel by :t
Chinese shell bursting in thu middle of
A sortie was made by a Itody eif Ku--sian
and Japanese Infantry, supported
by a mountain Kittery. They attacked
the Chinese bravely, but were hope!esy
outnumbered and had to retire.
Accessions to the Chinese forces, be
liev eil to be under t!eui-ral Mali and len
eral Sunt:, with many heavy cuus, ar
rived on July :, and at least o.'.vj uien
who appeared to be l.oxers. Itut the
lif.'htins' was ee-tainiy done by regular,
fairly well drilled and excellently
equipped trops, whose leaders display id
There was liIitlnc all Wdneslay and
Thursday, and at 4 a. in. on l'rid.iy the
Chinese assaulteil the forel.'ti conces
sions in force. They liouibanW it with
twe-he heavy puns and the allies replied
with the naval puns from the Terrible
and the machine puus of the marines.
After a loup arliller.i duel, lit which the
slauphler of the Chinese was t-rrille. as
thev massed In u way that made them
splendid targets for the M:iiliis and
atlinss, Admiral Alexiiff tlee-idtd upon
He se-let'ted l.Ct men. the pick of nil
the forces, and sent them out. under
cover if a heavy lire from the Koyal Asi
atic Artillery, to charge the Chinese with
The how is f the jellow devil, as the
thousand darlui: soldinrs dahf-el In
among them and pave them the cold
jtevl, told plainly of the execution, the
sisht of which the clouds of smoke cut
The bayonot charpe succeeded and tho
swarm of Chinamen broke In a jiauic
and fled, with the marines chaslup them
and fchootinp them down.
This stopped the bombardment for the
time beiuj; and strewed ihe place with
the corpson of Chinamen.
The same evening all the puns of the
allies were turned upon the native set
tlement, and a terrltlc bombardment was
The casualties are not kuown, but they
must be heavy, a the Japanese com
mander reports one officer and two men
killed and twenty wounded in liia force
in last Thursday's liphtins alone.
Loudon, July 11, -Ji'.O a. in. According
to a special Che-Koo dispatch, the lipht
lnp around Tien-Tsin on the 3d and 4th
was the severest yet experienced. The
Itritish losses alone were thirty killed or
The Chinese had 7o,0o0 men attackinp
simultaneously from tbe west, north and
east, and made excellent practice with
over 100 puns.
The defenders numbered 14,0o0, with
scant supplies, and it was only the pres
ence of the new ly arrived Japanese and
Itusslan puns that prevented a disaster.
One Kussian company of infantry,
numberlnp 1"0 men, had 115 killed or
wounded. The German contingent also
By the evcnlnp of tbe 4th the situation
was very critical. The allies narrowly
escaped total defeat. Providentially,
when thinps were at their worst, a tor
rential rainfall compelled the Chinese to
On July 6". the rain luvinp abated, the
Chinese renewed the attack, opening" tiro
on Tlen-Tsln with two batteries-of 4-inch i
1 puns, but the aIHo. aid.il by two of II. 1
j M. S. Terrible".- 4 7-Inch puus. succeeded
in sib ncinp the Chiuese artillorv after
e-ipht hours of ilplitiup.
'J lie iMily News's Tien-Tsin e-orre-.sjxiiide-M
saj the aides have doeiilce! to
lKiinbard the native city, wh.ili the-y
have liitlierlo hesitated to attack. oiii;
to i l.e heavy commercial interc's in
volved. FOREIGNERS TAKE A PALACE.
j iien-isin, ruesuay, .iuiy ;j. it Is re-
porieu irom l ninese sources that the
foreine-rs at I'ekm have taken posse
sion oi one ot tue 1'rinte-s' palaces, jpio
slte and commandiup the I5ritl-u I.e-pa-tiou,
and that the native Christians have
been Installed therein.
ALL SAFE EXCEPT GERMANS.
Washington, July 10. The followinp
otlicial dispatch was received bete to
nlpht from China:
Che-roo. Secretary of State: Shan
Tuns Governor wires has reports
ronrth of July all legations IVkin safe
Tlie dispatch Is based on information
of the Governor of Suan-Tnns. who is
notoriously unreliable and treacherous.
It Is nit credited in Washington, it is
iH-lieved to be his object to let the world
know of the IVkiu horror by deprees.
Hence his mention of the massacre of
I NINTH READY TO FIGHT.
SPECIAL. BY CAEI.E.
Che-roo, July 10. iCopyripht. l'HH
, by W. I:. Hearst.) The Ninth Hepituent,
l"ulted States Infantry. Colonel Liscum
! comtnandlnp, which arrivenl early Satur
day at TaUn, went forward last nlcht to
It Is expected that the repiineut will
etisape the Boxers In kittle to-elay and
raise the elepe of Tien-Tsin.
EMPRESS AN IN CONTROL
Shanphai. July 10. News from official
sources was received at 10 oMock last
nipht to the effect that the impress had.
on June .:. resiirneil the reins of
meut and appointed Yunp i.u I'rlme
Minister. It Is- aid that she tent a dis
patch to Nankin by courier at the rate
of 100 miles per day 'hankinp the Viet
rovs of the Vanp-tse-Kiaup Provinces
for their loyalty nnd recommending that
they protect foreipuers at any cost.
EMPRESS BLAMES THE FLEET.
SIM'.ClAh KV CAI'.I.i:.
Shauph.il. Tuesday, July 10. (Copy
right, UMiei, by the New York Herald
, Comiiauy.i An edict of the Knmr. s-
IeiiWe'r. promulgated on June 30, has
Just lie-en ptiblislieil in Sbanphal. Her
ajesty expresses sorrow for the ebath
f Karon von Ketieler, the German Min
ister, who. .she sav, went to the Tsitup
1.1 Vnmeii em tin- day of his de-Jill
apaltist ber wishes.
H-r Majesty expresses repr.-t that the
capture of the Taku forts should have
eouiplic.ued matters', but order, that the
Eoxers be suppressed and the foreign I.-
patioUs ill reUIll protected. The whole
tone of the edict is to hold the foreigners, j
blamable for the gravity of thecrlsw
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i ho iiuimreii nuu uuy wnile refugees
froni Tlt-n-TsIn arrived In t-hanphal to
day. BELIEVE FOREIGNERS DEAD.
Iyondou. July 11.4i0a. ui. At Sbanp
hal It seems now to be the general belief
that the date of the dispatch of July
asserting that two legations were Mill
standing wa- an error, either accidental
or intentional. The couriers must have
left IVkiu at least Uvedavs earlier, mak
ing the real date of the message June -S.
while the alle'ged massacres are said to
have occurred on June .'Hi. Tntil this
point can be cleared up the greatest anx
iety will be felt as to the fate of the Eu
ropeans'. ALLIES RE-ENFORCED.
Tien-Tsin, Thursday, July 5. Yester
day large forces of Chinese troops at
tacked the settlement from two direc
tions, one from the western arsenal and
the other upon tbe railway station on the
opposite bank of the river. The Chinese
evidently now have a more capable com
mander. A welcome addition to the defense was
received jesterday in the shape of two
more of II. M. S. Terrible- "twelves."
Tainted on their carriapes Is ti-e inscrip
tion: ""adysmitli to Tien-Tsin Immediate."
The Alscrina to-day sent two 4 Inch
guns, which will do much toward dual
izing the artillery strenpth of the allies
with that of the enemy.
MURDER "OF CHRISTIANS.
Missionary Says Iioxers Slay Cath
olics, Not Protestants.
New York. July 19. A letter from the
Reverend Horace T. Pltckln. stationed at
Pao-Ting-Fu. where the Iloxer troubles be
gan, has been received by the American
Board, through Mr. Pitcklns's wife, who Is
Contlaued oa Pag Tnv,
MINISTER E. IT. CONGER AT HIS DESK IN HIS PRIVATE OF
FICE IN THE LEGATION I.UILDIXG AT PEKIN.
From a photoeraph taken May 15.
DEATH MAY MEET
GAPE NOME HOSTS.
Smallpox Officially Reported Rag
ing Aboard Passenger Ships
MANY PROSPECTORS FAILED.
Martial Law Has IJeen Proclaimed
on Account of Claim-Jumping
and Robbery of Personal
Washington. July 10 If It could oSicIa'ly
elo so. It 1 probable that the Treasury De
partment w.uld se-ncl oat a -strunK warning
agalnn the ruh to ta K&ld tielJ of Cape
Nome. The oSlci3U e-f the department see-
in conditions at Cape Xorne a probable
eleath-trap for thousands of people, but they
are. so far kelpies to put a stop to the
frenzied ruh that still continues
The transportation companies engaged In
business around Seattle hav done every
thing to lure people to Cate None, resard-
le1". of the. 'consequences that may follow.
In a report received at the Treasury De
rartment to-day from Captain Itobt-rts.
commandlnir th rrvenue cutter Manning,
undtr date of Dutch Hjrbor. Alaska. June
3. the Captain says:
"The steanxr I.ue la of ?an Francisco. F.
Miller, master, caroe in from Nome tilth a
clean bill of health and contirru the report
'"" smaniox cases were sosnu on uoan.
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tne stiamera unto ani santa .nr.a. wnicn
have Ln tvnt to Cgs Ifland eiff St.
Michaels, for dete.ntion In quarantine.
Doctor Call, recently of our service, has
been appointed quarantine officer by the au
thorities. Captain Miller inform me that
there are no cases of sroal'pox ashore, but
that nearly evory one expects an eridemic
There are. ho believes. 10.O.O persons on
tho bench with no prospect of securing a
palng claim, or of obtaining employm-nt,
outlde of mechanics, such as carpenters,
b.ildtrs. etc. It ajpearn Impossible for tbe
vast throig that l.a been and Is being
thrown Into Nome by the numerous tran
portatlon companies nhlch use sveiy means
j uf ltile to Induce travel to the Cape Nom-;
UV.ds to find niinete er work.
.Many of these people hive but little
above tfcelr passage money and outhts, and
depend upon ttndlng gold to keep them
going aft-r landing.
lun- I'ro.pectors .Strnndrd.
"It ! the opinion of those from the min
ing district of Nome and vicinity from
whom I have sougnt Information, that a
large nu-nber of prsona will Le otraaJed
before the end of the sea-wn, with no means
of getting out of the country without os-
but a small fraction of the number, ar.d
tc problem of how they will survive the
rt" of .an Arctic winter la one that re-
uuirs serious attention.
Though it had been possible up to the
time of the Ealllng of the Luella to prevent
aa outbreak of s-nallpox ashore, tho pres
ence of that dUea.ie on board some of h-
esl3 carrying passengers to Nome gives
o!acUls much concern, if the fear of an epi
demio of typhoid fever should be realized,
ar.o if smallpox shoUd at tho same tlm
Lrek out 1: Is feared that the death rate
nould be appalling .
Tho problem of getting the stranded gold
seeken back to the United S'ates is a diffi
cult one to deal with. Winter begins early
in tho Cape Nome region, and navigation
iv 111 be close.' by Ice In September or by the
le-t of Octobwr at the latest. Those who do
not get uay before navigation closes will
liave to settle dona to brave the hardships
of the Arctic winter as best thy may. The
revenue cutters nlll brln back to the Pa
cillc ports as many as possible of those
vtho nish to return to the United State,
bit the officials here agree with Captain
Roberts that It wjll be Impossible for the
cu'ters to bring all of those who will be
MARTIAL LAW AT NOME.
Affairs So Critical That the Mili
San Francisco, Cal.. July ID. The steam'r
St. Paul arrived to-night from St- Michael,
Alaska, with news that martial law had
been proclaimed at Care Nome. The St.
Paul brought ?l.K.CCO In gold, consigned to
the Alaska Commercial Company, and fifty
Uobberles and lawlessness have increased
so rapidly with the great Influx of pros
pectors that the municipal authority was
.nientTnfe tn irlve rimleetlofl
An appeal was made to the Territorial11
Government and Governor Brady sanctioned
th use of Federal troors until order can be
Distress Is advanced as the cause of many
The St. Paul brought fifty-four passengers
and JLvO.Olvj in gold dust, the bulk of which
was consigned to the Alaska Commercial
Company. Of this amount about JU0.000
was from the Cape Nome district.
Among tbe passengers on the St. Paul
there was distributed about 00,(00 In gold
dust. The largest Individual holders were
j s. Langford and Peter Johnson, who
brought about IX.OJti each from the Ram
Among the paenccr8 from Cape Nome
there were some who returned disappointed.
Thce report about 20,0i) men there, many J
of whom are unible to find emplovrnent.
They say also that money Is scarce with I
many of them, and that mary will return
on the next steamers.
alleged plot to
Spaniards and Cuban" Said t"
Have Conspired Against tbe
SPECIAL GUARD AT CANTON.
Chairman Odell of New York State
Committee Admits That De
tectives Were Hired to Fer
ret Out Conspirators.
New York. July lL The TVorld says:
A plot to assassinate President McK1eI7
has been fruatrated. It was concocted by
a group of Spanish and Cuban conspirators,
with headquarters In New York.
One of the plotters weakened, and sent a
warning letter to a member of the Repub
lican National Committee. Thftt letter was
placed In the hands of Secretary Charles
Dick, who referred It to Chairman B. B.
Odell of the New York State Committee,
Chairman Odell engaged a detective, who
speedily verified certain Important allega
tions made In the warning letter. There
upon Mr. Odell reported to Secretary Dick,
who laid all the facts before Chairman
Mr. O-Jell's report caused grat alarm
among the President's close friends and
Mr. Odell made It plain that be regarded
the plot a a matter of the utmost serious
ness, and urged that extreme precautions
be; taken to keep the President out of
Messrs. Dick ar.d Hanna laid the wholet
matter b'fore the President shortly befora
he departed for Canton. They Instructed
Mr. Odell to continue hie Investigation and
caut!ont.-d him to work with the utmost
To a WorlJ reporter last night Mr. Odell
admitted that he and certain member of
the National Committee had discovered a
plot to asR.isInate the President.
"Ye. It is true," he said, "but I regret
exceedingly that the matter has become
lie was extremely anxious that no refer
ence whatever should be made to the mat
ter. Special detectives are guarding the Presi
dent in Canton.
For 5H,onrI Cenerallr
AVeelnrday nel Thursday! cooler
VVedormtayt northwesterly Triads.
Kor Illinois Local rains and thnn
drretornu IVedncstlay Fair Thnra
doyi frch to brialc onthTrcsterlr
For ArUanf Thunderstorms and
cooler Wrdnesdaj. Generally fair
Thurmlir; nontherly, ahlftlnK to
1. Two Big Meetings at Lincoln.
Allies Saved by Bayonet Charge.
3. Jury Selected for Jester Case.
4. No Greeting Sent to the President.
Boer War's Cost to Victors.
Forest Park Is a Thirsty Place.
Deatli of Mrs- Roller.
All on Account of Web Davis.
Surprised His Friends.
5. Future Policy of Tranlt Company.
Ten Years for Killing Officer MacRae
6. Itace Track Results.
Baseball Scores and Sporting News.
7. Puelllstl: Mecca, of the Country.
Relay Station Organliatlon.
Sudden Death of Judge Hlriel.
Teachers" Congress Formally Opened.
Republican Clubs Gather To-day.
Favor Grand Jury's Suggestion.
Gossip About St. Loulsacs.
9. Conditions Good for Crops.
Opening of the Furniture. Exposition,
minds Militia In Camp.
Will Lose If They Marry,
H. New Corporations.
Transfers of Realty.
12. Grata, and Produce.
13. Financial News. 1
14. Favor Municipal XJghtlng riant.
We'sbach Company Gets Contract.
No Trace of Glad) Zitnmer.
Garbage Question Bobs Up Again.
Negro Evangelist In 'be Workhouse.
Now Telephone Bye 't
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