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RULE BY ALIENS.
Mr. Bryan Quotes the Great States
man's Warnings Against
Letters Written By the Author of the Declaration
Which Leave No Possibility of a Doubt
of His Position.
New York, July 14. The Journal to-morrow will print the following letter:
BY WILLIAM J. BKYAN.
(Copyright, 300O, by Y. K. Hearst.)
The advocates of imperialism have sought to rupport their position by ap
pealing to tho authority of. Jefferson. Of all the statesmen who have ever lived,
Jefferson was the one most hostiio to the doctrines embodied In tho demand
for a European colonial policy.
Imperialism, as it now presents itself, embraces four distinct propositions:
First That tho acquisition of territory by conquest is right.
Second That the acquisition of remote territory is desirable.
Third That the doctrine that povernments derive their Just powers from
tho consent of the governed ls unsound.
Fourth That pcoplo can be wisely governed by aliens.
To all these propositions Jefferson was emphatically opposed. In a letter to
"William Short, written In 1701, he said:
"If thero bo one principle inoro deeply written than any other in the mind
of every American, it ls that wo should have nothing to do with conquest."
Could he bo moro explicit? Here wo have a clear and strong denunciation
of tho doctrine that territory should be acquired by force.
Reiterated by James G. Blaine.
It it is said that we have outgrown tho Ideas of the fathers, it may be ob
served that tho doctrine laid down by Jefferson was reiterated only a few
years ago by no less a Republican than James O. Maine. All remember tho
enthusiasm with which ho entered into tho work of bringing the Republics of
North and South America into close and cordial relations. Some, however,
may have forgotten the resolutions introduced by him at the conference held
In 1890 and approved by the Commissioners present. They are as follows:
"First That the principle of conquest shall not, during the continuance of
tho treaty of arbitration, bo recognized as admissiblo under American public
"Second That all cessions of territory made during tho continuance of tho
treaty of arbitration shall be void if made under threats of war or In the
presence of an armed force.
"Third Any nation from which such cessions shall be exacted may demand
that the validity of the cessions so made shall be submitted to arbitration.
"Fourth Any renunciation of the right to arbitration made under the con
ditions named in the second section shall be null aud void."
If the principle of conquest is right, why should It be denied a place in
American public law?
So objectionablo Is tho theory of acquisition of territory by conquest that
the natiou which suffers such Injustice can, according to tho resolutions, re
cover by arbitration the laud ceded in the presence of an armed force. So ab
hnrront is it that a waiver of arbitration made under such circumstances is null
- aufriilg. iu2c the resoIi::iuiTr'r)32ijvror e eouiIJcrurlGj of-tLs Aa!
can Hepublics, tho principle, therein stated cannot be limited by latitude or
"Criminal Aggression" Becomes "Philanthropy."
But this is a time of great and rapid changes, and some may even look
upon Blaino's official acts as ancient history. If so, let it bo remembered that
President McKInlcy, only a year ago, in a message to Congress discussing tho
Cuban situation, said:
'I speak not of forcible annexation, for that cannot bo thought of. That, by
our code of morality, would bo criminal aggression."
And yet some aro now thinking of that which was then "not to be thought
of." Policy may change, but does a "code of morality" change?
In his recent speech at Savannah, Secretary Gage, lu defending the new
policy of the administration, suggested that "philanthropy and 0 per cent may
t;o hand in hand."
it Surely, we know not what a. day may bring forth if lu so short a time
"criminal aggression" can bo transformed into "philanthropy and 5 per cent."
What beauty, what riches, the isles of the Pacific must possess- if they can
tempt our people to abandon not only tho traditions of a century, but our
standard of national morality! What visions of national greatness the Philip
pines must nrouvc if the very sight of them can lead our country to vie with
the monarchies of the Old World in the extension of sovereignty by forcel
Jefferson on Annexation of Cuba.
Jefferson has been called an expansionist, but our opponents will search iu
vain for a single instance where he advocated tho acquisition or remote terri
tory. On the contrary, he expressly disclaimed any desire for laud outside of
the North American Continent
That ho looked forward to the annexation of Cuba is well known, but in
a letter to President Monroe, dated June 23, 1S2.'!, ho suggested that we should
be in readiness to recolre Cuba "when solicited by herself." To him Cuba
was desirable only becauso of tho Island's close proximity to the United
States. Thinking that souio one might uso the annexation of Cuba as a prcc-
edcut for Indefinite expansion, he said, In a letter to President Madison
dated April 27, 1S00:
"It will bo objected to our receiving Cuba that no limit can tlieu be drawn
to our future acquisitions;" but ho added, "Cuba can be defended by us with
out a navy, and this develops the principle which ought to limit our views.
Nothing should ever be accepted which would require a navy to defend it."
In the same letter, speaking of tho iwss-ible acquisition of that Island, he
"I would immediately erect a column on the southernmost limit of Cuba,
and inscribo on it a ne plus ultra as to us in that direction."
It may be argued that Jefferson was wrong iu asserting that we should
confine our possessions to the North American Continent, but certainly no one
can truthfully quote him as au authority for excursions into the Eastern Hem
isphere. If he was unwilling to go further south thaix Cuba, even in the West
ern Hemisphere, would ho be likely to look with favor upon colonies in the
If tho authority of Jefferson cannot be invoked to support the acquisition
of remote territory t much less can his great name bo used to excuse a colonial
policy which denies to the people the right to govern themselves.
When ho suggested an inscription for his monument ho did not enumorato
tho honors which he had received, though no American had been more highly
honored; he only asked to be remembered for what he had done, and he
named tho writing of the Declaration of Independence as the greatest of his
In that memorable document do declared It a self-evident truth that gov
ernments derive their Just powers from tho consent of the governed. The
defonse and development of that doctrine was his special care. His writings
abound with exprebslous showing his devotion to that doctrine and his solici
tude for It He preached It in the enthusiasm of his youth; he reiterated it
when he reached the age of maturity; he crowned it with beuedietlous In his
old age. Who will say that if living, he would jeopardize it to-day by engraft
ing upon It the doctrine of government by external force?
Failure of Government by Aliens.
Upon tho fourth proposition Jefferson Is no less explicit Now, when some
are suggesting the wisdom of a military government for the Philippines, or n
colonial system such as England administers In India, it will not bo out of
place to refer to the manner In which Jefferson viewed the Inability of aliens
to prescribe laws and administer government In 1S17 a French bociety was
formed for the purpose of settling upon a tract of laud near the Tombigbce
Blver. Jefferson was invited to formulate laws and regulations for the soci
ety. On tho 10th of January of that year he wrote from Monticello express
ing his high appreciation of the confidence expressed In him, but declining to
undertake the task. The reasons he gave are well worth considering at this
time. After wishing them great happiness in their undertaking, he naid:
"Xha lws, however, which must eltuct this .must How from thole m bait-
THE CHINAMAN'S CHOICE.
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"CHINA MUST SUFFR FOR HER
CRIME AGAINST CHRISTENDOM."
Powers Give Up Hope for Foreign- dispatch from remeyJ
'Maybe liis book no
I Mottoes and Watchwords!
Fop the Campaign. .
GONTRIBUIED TO THE REPU3LIG BY EMINENT DEMOCRflTSl
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WESTERN WORLD AGAINST THE EASTERN.
Prince Cheng Admits All Whites in Pekio Are
Dead Allies' Position at Tien-Tsin
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Its, their own feelings and the resources of their own minds. Kb stranger to
Outs,, fmu ia,lj propose regulations adapted to them. Kvery people have
their own particular habits, ways of thinking, manners, etc., which have
grown up with them from their Infancy, are become part of their nature
nnd to which the regulations which are to make them happy must bo accom
modated. No member of a foreign country can have a sufficient sympathy
with these. The institutions of I.ycurgus, for example, would not have suited
Athens, nor thoe of Solon, Laccdaomon. Tho organizations of Locke were
Impracticable for Carolina, and tho.-e of Itousseau for Poland. Turning in
wardly on myBelf from these eminent Illustrations of the truth of my obser
vation, I feel all the presumption it would manifest should I undertake to do
what this respectable society is alone uualilied to do suitably for Itself."
The alien may possess greater intelligence and strength, but he lacks the
sympathy for and tho Identification with the people. We have only to recall
tho grievances enumerated In the Declaration of Independence to learn how an
ocean may dilute justice and how the cry of tho oppressed can be silenced
by distance. And yet the inhabitants of tlte coluulcs wero the descendants of
Knglislunen blood of their blood and bonu of their bone. Shall we bo moro
considerate of subjects further away from us, and differing from us in color,
race and tongue, than the English were of their offspring?
Modest Jefferson! He had been Governor, Ambassador to France, Vice
President aud President; lie was ripe lu experience and crowned with honors;
but this modern lawgiver, this immortal genius, hesitated to suggest laws for a
people with whoso habits, customs and methods of thought ho was unfa
And yet the Imperialists of to-day. intoxicated by a taste of blood, are rash
enough to enter upon the government of the Filipinos, confident of tho nation's
ability to compel obedience, even if it canuot earn gratitude or win affection
Plutarch said that men entertained threo sentiments concerning the ancient
They feared them for their strength, admired them for their wisdom and
loved them for their Justice.
Jefferson taught the doctrine that Governments should win the love of
men. What shall bo tho niubltlou of our nation to bo loved because It is
Just, or to bo feared because It Is strong?
NO NEWS OF DE GIERS'S END.
Story That Russian Was Slain in
Pckin Not Verified.
St. Petersburg. July It It is officially
stated here thut no report of tho murder
of M. De Glers, the Russian Minister at
Pekin. has been received hero.
Tho foregoing official statement was
called forth by th following: cablegram re
ceived by tho Chlcugo Record, dated St.
Petersburg. July 11. and marked " la Paris,
"The Czar lias received -with great emo
tion the dreadful details of the catastrophe
at Pckin. Tears coursed down Ills Majes
ty's cheeks as ho read tho cablegram from
Admiral Alexleff. nt Port Arthur, cunflira
lng tho horrible details of .issas-jlnatljn cf
M. Do Glen-, which, merely In form of ru
mors, had already reached Itusj la. Tho Ad
miral declares that the Ruislan envoy v.as
dragged throush tho streets by the Boxers,
insulted, beaten nnd tortured, and i.n
thrown Into a great kettlo and boiled to
death. Then the remains wero thrown to
tho dogs. While M. De G.'ors was bclrg
disposed of, the fanatic mob ilanccd around
Mme, de Glers. Admiral Alexlcffs advices
declare, suffered a fate worso than death
and was beaten and tortured with sharp
sticks until life was extinct. The legation
officials are eald to have been tortured
fiendishly until death ended their Huffurings.
M. de Glers and his legation officials re
sisted desperately, and his brave body guard
killed many of tho attacking mob. In the
midst of his tortures the envoy is said to
have herolcully proclaimed his faith in
Christianity, encouraged by the wife, who
so soon shared his martyrdom.
"The announcement of this Intelligence to
the relatives of the Russian martyrs In
China was accompanied by heartrending
rcenes. count iamworf received tho
friends of the murdered onei at the Foreign
Omco and unfolded to them the tragic
story. Tho scenes of frenzied terror and
grief that followed were unspeakable. Tho
building of the Foreign Office, was besieged
by an excited throng, and tho v. hole of St.
Petersburg 19 full of lamentation.
"Immediately upon tho receipt of Admiral
Alexlcffs dispatch, the Czar ordered tbo
Cabinet and Council of State to go Into
session at once,
The audience of tho Korean envoy last
week, when he prrscntcd his credentials to
tho Czar, was most cordial. Tho Korean
Minister nnd his Cabinet aro Inclined to ba
favorably Impressed by lturaia's successful
activity In China and the Empire's tolerant
attitude toward Japan."
SPKCIATi BY CABLE.
London, July II. (Copyright, 1000, by
W. It. Hearst.) Killers and Cabinet
Mink-tors of every nation iu Europe are
up kite to-night and one quotiou is up
on every tongue Where will it end?
Never dlncc the Thirty Years' War
have the war offices of Europe been so
wrought up. Everywhere It Is prepara
tion for war on a grand scale. Europe
Is arming for a crusade. The blood that
has been bhed Iu Pckin is- crying aloud
to heaven, and such a. revenge us the
world Is preparing for China has never
been dreamed of before.
To Eomo nations a world-wide war
seems inevitable. To others it Is only a
campaign of slaughter In revenge for
There is au ominous silence In somo
capitals, a silence brought about by ri
vnlry, by watching what ! going on in
other capitals. For each natiou sees and
fears the possibility of others reaping
advantago from the general catastrophe.
You cannot get an oillclal statement
from any one high In authority, but the
wires are humming with orders to ar
senals aud dockyards.
Lord Salisbury says the concert of the
Powers Is like a steam roller hard to
get started, but terrible and all-crushing
when it once gets moving.
Tho bteam roller is about to move.
And the oldest Empire lu the world
must crumble to atoms under Its crush
The crime of the Yellow Dragon of
tho East 'as roused the chivalry of the
West as nothing has roused It since tho
Crescent new above the Cross in Jerusa
lem. ,LIon and Bear and Eagle are rushing
their cohorts to kill and burn and lay
waste and devastate and desecrate, for
they know that only a campaign of
ruthless slaughter will bring China to
It is to the United States that all Eu
rope looks. Why, it Is liard to say. But
there are teus of thousands of Ameri
can troops lu the Philippines, within a
few days of the scene of the trouble,
and all Eutope feels that these can best
be used In Chlua.
Europe's troops cannot reach the
scene of slaughter before September, but
when they do reach there the rivers of
China will run with blood.
SHENG'S TERRIBLE NEWS.
New York, July 14. A Shanghai dis
patch published here to-day s-ayn:
"Prince Sheng, the D.rector of Tele
graphs, has communicated a nsage to
the Consuls here announcing the mur
der of the foreigners in I'tkin aud lay
ing tiie blame on tho anti-foreign Gen
eral, Tung Full Slang.
"The mesage bays that Tung, en
raged by the defense made by the I'rlt
Ih Legation, ordered the heavy guns to
fire, demolishing the legation and set
ting the ruins aflame. The result was
the annihilation of tho foreigners."
London, July U. Tho situation at
Tien-Tsin appears to be slowly but
surely growing worse. The allied forces
are experiencing the greatest difficulty
In sending forward re-enforcements, as
the Chinese have rendered the navlga-
tlon of the river most difficult by di
verting its waters.
Happily, St. Petersburg to-day an
nounces officially that the telegraph be
tween Taku aud Tien-Tsln has been re
stored and that railroad communication
will shortly be re-established.
To the other trials of the besieged
persons at Tien-Tsin has been added
an outbreak of scarlet fever.
BRITISH CONSUL'S CABLE.
London, July 14. The British Consul
General nt Shanghai, iu transmitting to
the Foreign Office messages from the
Governor of Shang-Tung, already pub
lished, says he fears that there can be
little doubt in regard to the fate of the
foreigners at Pekin.
Washington, July 14. Secretary Hay
has received an undated dispatch from
Consul Gcuer.il Goodnow, at Shanghai,
Mating that tho Governor of Honnn
Fshanfl has issued a proclamation fa
vorable in its terms to the Boxers.
Honan-Fshanll Is the province lying
Immediately northwest of Shanghai and
between that city and Pekin.
TROUBLE FEARED AT CANTON.
Hong-Kong, July 14. Li Hung Chang
yesterday received an urgent telegraph
ic summons to Pekin. It Is reported
that he will proceed north to-morrow.
The Chinese agree that his absence is
certain to lead to trouble at Canton.
NOT TO ADVANCE ON PEKIN.
St. Petersburg, July 14. A dispatch
from Khabarovsk, dated Thursday,
July 12, says that an International coun
cil of war, held nt Tien-Tsin, has de
cided, for the present, to confine the
efforts of the allied forces to fortifying
Tien-Tsin and establishing safe commu
nication with Taku forts and arsenals.
Tien-Tsin, it is added. Is being re
armed with guns of the highest class.
Washington, July 14. Secretary
Loug to-night received the follow
ing cablegram from Kcar Admiral
Kemey, commander-in-chief of the T
naval forces on the Asiatic 6ta
"Che-Foo. July 14. Secretary T
Navy. Washington: Two Japanese
transports arrived to-duy. Land
ed commander and marine regi
ment, stores, field pieces and am
munition. Report Chinese defeat- t
ed at two new positions command
ing the river communication with
The Importance of this cable
gram, in the opinion of Secretary
Long, lies in the fact that it makes
no mention of the reported mas
sacre at Pekin. which it would
surely do had the story come to
Admiral Kemey'a ears.
For Mlnsonrl Fair In eaatrra, tkaa
drrntorma and coaler In western Btor
tloim Sunday Fair ia ireatern. ahow
rra In eastern portion Mondays aouth
For Illinois Generally fair Sunday.
Poaslbly ahowera and cooler Xoaday;
fresh aonthweaterly winds.
For Arkansas Local raJaa and
thunderstorma Sunday. Posalbly fair
Monday; southeasterly 'winds.
1. Jefferson on Rul by Aliens.
2. Death Notices.
2. Japan tho Only Power Ready to Fight
Candidates for Second Place Compared.
t. Ex-Governor Stone to Visit Europe.
5. Trying- to Find John Kelson.
Two Wounded by Transit Employe.
C. Christian Endeavor Delegates Wel
comed to London.
Kaiser Anxious to Maintain Harmony.
Great Mistake of Cecil Rhodes.
T. To Boom Trads "With the Germans.
Camel Race in Delmar Boulevard.
Missouri Corn Crop Prospects Not Good.
8. Baseball Games.
3. Race Track Result.
American Athletes Won Two Jilg
Another Sllckney Wins Golf Laurels.
Erne Wants Money. Not Glory.
Tha Week In Society.
Paper Hats the Fad of Summer.
Investigating a Mysterious Death.
At the Summer Resorts.
Blood Spot In the Jester Case.
Republicans Have Made the Issue.
Suburban's I-nrjte Gain.
ADMINISTRATION GIVES UP,
No Longer Hopeful That Pckin Whites Will Be
Saved Goodnow's Dispatches.
JACOB KESNES ACQUITTED.
Attempted Bribery Charge Was
Chicago, July H. Jacob Kesncr, a prom'
ccnt merchant of this city, was to-day ac
quitted of the charge of attempted bribery
made :iKalnst him by former Alderman Wil
llnm ManKler. The trial has lasted a week.
Mangier averred that Kemer offered him
$.",M to help paw over Mayor Harrison's
vato Kii ordinance favorli.g the General
Electric Sticct JUllway Company.
SCHOOL TEACHERS' UNION.
Organize as Wage Earners for Mu
Columbus, O.. July H. Tho National
Teachers' Union of Columbua as in
The articles set forth that the object of
the organization Is to unite the common
school teachers of tho country into a
brotherhood lor mutual protection and ad
vancement of their welfare ns wage earners
and tcactcrs, establishes: State and local
unlcns throughout the United States.
WANTS A THIRD TICKET.
Gold Democrats Will Meet This
Week in Sew York.
New York. July 14. A committee of gold
Democrats to-day Issued a call for a meet
In; In this city July IS to devise the' best
method of placing In nomination a third
ticket for President and Vice President
upon a platform "denouhclnit and combat
ins the fallacious and unconstitutional
Creeds of both of the old parties.1
Tha fall I. alvnttrl htf sold TVmno.it .e
The Russo-Korean Telatlon9 at the nres- New Ynrk Msumnrhusetts. New Hamnshira I
am. H.nmant flTV nit ttlf .mitt V. .In.f...l ?14 PilnnJ.
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Washlncton. July 14. Practically all hope
that the Americans who were shut up In
I'ekln are alive has been abandoned by
ndmlnlKtratlon officials. While not a word
has been received from Pckin that can be
considered absolutely trustworthy, every
thing that Is from Chinese sources tends to
show that the massacre has taken place.
Tho only official cablegram received to
day was a short dlfpatch from Consul Gen
eral Goodnow at Shanghai, stating that the
Governors of Honan and Shansi had Issued
a proclamation favorable to tho Boxers.
This Is regarded a very discouraging new",
as It Indicates that two of the powerful
provincial Governors of China aro Inclined
to side with tho rioters.
The Province of ShansI lies directly west
of tho Province of Chl-LI, In which I'ekln
Is located, and Honan adjoins It on the
south. The two Provinces together have an
area of about 121.000 square miles and a
combined population of about 3j,0M.OW. By
the Governors of such Important province
biding with the Boxers the opposition of the
ullled Powers Is greatly strengthened.
A dispatch received last week from Con
sul General Goodnow foreshadowed this
spreading of rebellion. He said that delay
In tho advance of the allies on Pckin would
make It difficult to prevent the trouble
reaching other Provinces and Southern
Xot Due to Ilnd Crop.
In a mall report received from him to
day, dated June 8. Mr. Goodnow, referring
to conditions In the Province of Klang-Su.
which adjoins Shan-Tung, says:
'The accountability for the agitation pre
vnlllmr In Northern China at that time
cannot be laid to destitution, as the crops
In that region are aDunuam. me jnnau
itants prosperous and new machinery and
methods of transportation have not yet
thrown any of the people out of work."
He thus Intimates that some more seri
ous cause cxUted for the unsettled condi
tions. It has been the fear of an Increase of the
revolt that has led officials here to advo
cate an advance on Pekin without unneces
sary delay. It has been Impossible, per
haps, for a forward movement td be mads
before the arrival of the Japanese re-enforcements,
but It Is hoped that thero wUl
be no further delay after these have landed
Minister Wu. in speaking of Mr. Good
cow's dispatch of to-day. said:
"Before passing judgment on that lnfor-
I would like to see toe text ex tna
proclamation. Perhaps It3 language woold
modify any conclusion we might base upon
the brief message we have. Fortunately
thero are no foreigners In those Prcvinces,
as they have no treaty ports. The Governor-"
of these Provinces are Independent
of tho Viceroys of Central and Southern
China. The latter nro fully able to main
tain order within their respective Jurisdic
tions. I do not believe that the Boxer
movement will make much headway in
Honan and Shansl."
Ilnyn Plun to Save China.
It was stated to-day by V prominent cm
clal that as a result of the enunciation ty
Secretary Hay of tho Chtnjse policy of the
American Government and the representa
tions mado by the foreign Governments
thereon, ho was certain that the United
States would be ablo to save China ficm
At thb moment the nations of the world
are bending their efforts to re enferw the
International defenders of Tleu-Tiln, jrepa
ratory to the dispatch of a column to
I'ekln. The first step that must be taken
to effect a solution of the Chinese question
must be to occupy the capital and take
control of the Government. If Kwang Ksa
be still alive, the various Governments
probably will favor his retention en the
throne, although he will be surrounded
with a Cabinet composed .if able Chinamen
having knowledge of Western civilization.
As a result of representations of Russia,
showing her ability to protect the teltgraph
line connecting Port Arthur and Siberia
from Interruption, it Is now planned to run
a cable across tho Gulf of Pe-Chl-U. from
Taku to l'ort Arthur. This will be nlv a
third of tho length of tho proposed Taku
Shanghai cable. The distance being only
M) miles, the cable can be laid quickly and
communication between the allies anl
their capitals quickly established.
President McKInley has sent a cablegram
kv .ne .vjun v. jutm. luiiuAwiK sum ior In1
friendly Interest and sympathy extended
In relation to Minister Conger in a dispatch
received yesterday. It Is believed by the
official quoted that the dispatch Was sent
upon the suggestion of tfce American ad
vlsrr to the King of Korea, and was for
political effect In case Russia and Japan
should go to war over the question as to
which should take possession of the Hermit
WU CABLES TO SHENG.
Asks Him if Information From
Pekin Is Reliable.
r.FFUBlJC 6FECIAL. I
1. Jester Case Is Not Exciting; Rall
i. Men Who Will Direct the Campaigns.
Stories About the Next Vice President.
5. Cuban Teachers Like Americans.
Jud?eR DIffrr on Questions of Marriage.
Sane Only When on Her Wheel.
She Wanted to Argue Politics In Church.
Cat Sought Death Rather Than Dis
grace. Heiress In a Midway Show.
i. Wonders That Happen In Baseball.
Breaking Tearllngs at Schrtlber's.
Travis an interesting Character.
5. Woman and Physical Culture.
McGov era-Erne FUht.
Yankee Athletes Will Compete With the
Stories of Well-Known Westerners.
How a Young Singer Should Proceed.
7. Death Notices.
Mr. Bland Foresaw Present Issues.
t. Fraternal Order News.
l. What Democratic Leader Regard u tha
Watchwords for the Present Cam
paign. 6. Public Library in Prosperous Condition.
7. Financial and Commercial News.
8. Week's Record in Real Estate.
City Council Visits Waterworks.
World"s Fair Fund Growing.
BOERS FIGHTING STUBBORNLY. .
All-Day Engagement Ib Fought
London, July 11 A report from Platkop
says that the British engaged the Boers all
dayl gon. Scouts and mounted Infantry,
moving' north, located tho Boers L00O
strong, occupying the ridge from which they
were driven yesterday. Colonel Thorney
croft's men held the ridge facing them.
Members of the Strathcona Horse were
driven in temporarily by a heavy musketry
After a stubborn resistance the Boers
forced the British to bring the howitzers in'
to action. The Infantry deployed for a gen
eral advance under Clery's direction. Tha
Boers opened Are In all directions, shelling
with the guns, posted on the British right.
The mounted infantry. In the face of a
severe tiro attacked the Boers. A gun
posted on an Intrenched kopje, four' miles
to the east, forced the Boers from a num
ber of ridges, detached parties retinae on
the center, while a gun on the right was
Washington. July 14-Wu Ting Fang, tho , withdrawn' through ravine toward an ta-
Contlanrd on Face Two. ' trench biU.
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