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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY. JULY, 16. 1900.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
It Is believed that the Isthmian Canal
Commission will decide In favor of the
LOCAL. AND SUMIRBAN.
St. Louis detectives think they have found
a valuable clew to the whereabouts of
"Jack Nelson." the Illinois Central train
robber. C. W. Uarnes. under r.rrest. rays
that "Nelson" Is his brother, Char.nlng
llarnrs. and that their father Is an Austin,
Georgo Nevlll. a supposed corpce. came to
life unexpectedly in the Fourth District lo
The Reverend C. II. Murray jir'ached on
"The Practical Sympathy of Jesus" at Im-rr.anu-1
"Man's Spiritual Power" was the subject
of Doctor C N. Molle-r's pennon at St.
John's Kplscopal Church.
"Mutinous Materialism" was dicu"ed by
leotor William Jones nt H)de Park Congre
"The Light of the World" was the theme,
of the Reverend Jeese Bowman Young-at
JJndell Avenue Methodist Church.
Doctor W. J McKIttrlck discussed "A
Threefold Faith" at rirtt Presbyterian
Walter T'nruhe. an Ice wagon teamster,
was badly hurt in a peculiar runaway on
Doctor Itobert J Hill, for thirty-four
j ears a prominent St. Ixniis physician, died
curly Sunday morning and will be burled
with mllitnry honors Tuesday.
Old settlers propose to hold a county fair
fit Creve Coeur Lake.
William Taulkner was dangerously
stabbed by Joseph Logan, a negro, near
Fairfax and Vandeventer n venues.
The body of the late Senator Gear of
Jowa has been shipped to Burlington, where
the funeral will be held. A distinguished
Darty accompanied the coriv-o on a special
The Missouri National Guards Is In an
nual encampment at Springfield. Mo. Th
location Ifl an ideal one. and the regiment
well represented. The Plrt Missouri, from
P:. IxhiN. narrowly escaped a collision with
a frelcht train.
J. Mack Tanner has taken command of
the Fourth Illinois Regiment.
Two prisoners, held In connection with
the Humphries lynching, nearly escaped
from the Anderson Count-. Texas, Jail by
runnelimr through th- wall.
The Investigation of the Cuban postal
scandal by the Postal Department has de
i eloped a remarkable set of expenditures
by E. G. Rathbone. Of Rathbono's accounts
J1W.000 has been disallowed or suspended
for explanation. In one count a pair of
boots for coachman Is Itemized at $31. Other
things are tabulated at similar remarkable
The. United States Monetary League will
formally notify Bryan of Its action In his
behalf at tho recent Kansas City conven
tion. Rain In Nebraska hs aided the ce-n crop
generally, except In the western portion.
Sedalla getting ready to entertain tho
Democratic Convention, which meets to
morrow. Kentucky Democrats will hold a conven
tion this week to nominate a successor to
A former Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
committed suicide, after struggling desper
ately with his slstcr-ln-law to retain the,
pistol with which bo killed himself.
Fire at Frescott. Ariz., destroyed over
ll.Wn.59 worth of property In tho business
section of tho city.
Senator Vest declares the Issue of Imper
ialism to be the greatest since 1861.
Heavy rains in Texas seriously retard tho
The price of lead ore last week ruled Jl
higher and sales were heavy.
Recent events In the Philippines vindicate
General Lawton's prediction that 109.000
American soldiers would bo needed to sub
due the natives.
Hahn let St.Loul9 down wjjhout a run.
Barney Behrelber will act wisely If he
refrains from running horses until be Is
v vindicated in th3 Fly-By-NIght case.
Maintenance- of cars and locomotives Is a
factor in determining earnings.
The American Association of General
Bagsago Agents meets In Boston "Wednes
day. The Central Association of Railroad Offl
cers meets In Louisville to-morrow.
A Kentucky court gives a decision on tho
liability of railroad agents for withholding
The Big Four Is using the new system cf
train sticks for Riving orders.
The cheap Colorado excursions ara caus
ing trouble between Western and Eastern
?Cew York, July 15. Arrived: La Bretajne,
San Francisco. Cal.. July 15-Arrlved:
British ship Norma, Hong-Kong.
-Southampton, July 13. Arrived: Trave.
New York for Cherbourg and Bremen, and
Queenstown. July 15. Balled: Lucania,
from Liverpool for New York.
Shanghai July li Tho steamer City of
Pekin left port to-day.
Montreal. July 15. Arrived: Parisian,
STILL SEEK TO DECEIVE.
Chinese Bay Nearly All Foreign
Ministers Are Safe.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London, Monday, July IS. A special dis
patch to the Daily Telegraph, dated Canton,
China, Saturday, says:
"Many false nnd hysterical rumors are, be
ing circulated here, in Hong-Kong and In
Shanghai about wholesale massacres of for
eigners and missionaries In Pekin and else
where throughout China. Viceroy Li Hung
Chang has given positive assurance again
to-day that only a few legations la Pekin
have been destroyed and that all the foreign
Ministers, except Baron Von Ketteler. ara
absolutely safe. "He says the EmpreM
Dowager and the Emperor, backed up by
Prlnce Chlng and General Yung Lu, are
safeguarding them or else they (the Minis
ters) would have died before this of hunger
Not much reliance Is placed in this infor
mation. COTTON TRADE DULL
Business Confined to Medium Fine
and Fine Goods.
Manchester, July 15 The position of the
cotton trade Is not Improved. The business
done Is very small, and Is confined largely
to medium fine and fine goods. Yarns are
dull. The demand Is not dormant; but the
buying limits are prohibitively low. Tho
more favorablo monsoon news Inspires a
hope that during the autumn there v. Ill bo
sin Improvement In the Indian demands,
but the failure of the Chinese trade Is an
Important depressing factor.
The minor markets are doing little. Of
fers for staple goods on a December cotton
basis And little favor. The usual summer
holidays will bo prolonged as much as pos
sible. Itcuen reports great activity in all
its epeculntlves. finished goods and prices
generally are strong.
The German market Is dull.
J. S. BEACH MISSING.
That He Was
Chicago, lit, July 15. J. S. Beach, chief
clerk to the superintendent of construction
of the Postal Telegraph Company, has been
missing since last Monday. An Investiga
tion of his accounts hows that every dollar
has been accounted for. A theory ot foul
play Is advanced. Mr. Beach left his office
on Monday evening, saying that he intended
to take a trip to Milwaukee or. Tuesday.
Blnce then nothing has been tird from
blm. Mr. Beach was married.
ALL FOREIGNERS IN PEKIN DEAD.
Continued From Pace- One.
was unsuccessful. It Is now hollered
that he was only wounded, aud was car
ried off and secreted by his faithful re
tainers. Wans Wens Sliao, although a
man of 70, evidently led the troops in
iMT.-on. Ho wa. killed, aud his force
completely outnumbered aud muted.
"Throughout tV" night repeated at
tacks werw made un the legation, hut
they were luvniialdy repuUed with
"Toward the end of the third watch
talHiiit r a. in. i the allies had practically
defeateil the besiegers, who were wavering-
and were gradually withdrawing,
when General Tuug Pit Slan arrived
from the vicinity of Tien-'lViu with a
large force of Kanu braves.
i.n:vriox wm.i.s uoiv.v
"Ky this time the walls of the leca
tiou had lieeu battered down nnd most
of the ImiMiugs were In ruins from the
I'hinc-e artillery lire.
"Many of the allies had fallen at their
posts and the remaining small band who
were still alive took refuge in the
wrecked building-, which they en
deavored hastily to fortify. Tpon them
the lire of the Chinese artillery was now
"Toward sunrise it was evident that
the ammunition of the allies was run
ning out. and, at 7 o'clock, as an ad
rance of the Chinese in force failed to
draw a response, it was at once clear
that It was at length exhausted.
FOnCIGMlllV 1, 1ST !T.M).
"A rush was determined upon. Thus,
standing together at sunrise, tho little
remaining baud of foreigners met death
"There was a desperate encounter.
The Chinese lost heavily, hut a- one
mau fell others advanced, and finally.
Chinese Official Fears Rebels Will Obtain Com
plete Control at Pekin.
Washington, July 13. Such liens as came
to Washington to-day from China was dis
It consisted of a cablegram to Minister
Wu from Sheng. the Imperial Director of
Iost9 and Telegraphs at Shanghai, and. ac
cording to the Minister. wa In reply to tho
urgent messago he himself had ent jester
day to that otllclal asking him to try to
secure some news from the Chinese cap
ital. This cablegram Minister Wu regarded
as of sufficient Importance to carry in per
son directly to Secretary Hay, who was
waiting at his home for news.
Under date or Shanghai, July 15. Director
General Sheng cables Minister Wu as fol
lows: Tekln news of July 7 says that General
Tuan Fuh Slang, in di-obedlance of Impe
rial orders, was about to use guns. Lega
tions and the Government will be In peril "
This news was corroborated by that con
tained in n recent cablegram from Mr.
G.odnow, although the Consular GvneralV
dispatch gave his Tekln news tho date of
the 6th. saying that the tlnal attack upon
the legations with guns was about to begin
on the "th of July.
It Is surmieed here that Mr. Goodnow
got his news from Sheng. who is certainly
In position to secure the tlrat news from
Aside from the gloomy forecast given of
the end of the terrible struggle of the le- j
Rations against the Inevitable, the s'gnlil- !
cant feature of th message Is the coupling i
of tho fata of the Imperial Government
' .... . . . I
wtth that of the Foreign Ministers, umciais
iH ir"ii-ii ainuirip. uiiiLiai
,.i,r,,7inn fmrr, thia ,rtl.in I
satisfaction from this portion
h as It sustains them In the .
hero get some
of the dispatch
position they have held from tho first that
tho Chinese Government Is not at war
with Christendom, but is confronting a
There still remains a suspicion, that,
while Mr. Wu Is undoubtedly acting with
perfect sincerity, Sheng. who Is represented
to bo a clever and adroit mtn, may know
moro of the actual happenings at Pekin
than he la willing to reveal at once. It is
feared that he Is trying to prepare tho way
for tho disclosure of terrible news, hoping
that by letting it come out gradually the
blow will not fall with such severity, and
perhaps with such disastrous results to his
own people, as might be the case If the
wholo story were Imparted to the world at
This news. It may be noted, comes en
tirely from Chinese source.
rekln Mlent Twcntj-Onc Dajo.
It is now twenty-one days ilnce a word
has como directly from any of tho unfor
tunates besieged In the legations at Pekin.
The last message from there was from Sir
Robert Hart, the Englishman In charge of
the Chinese customs sen Ice, and was of un
doubted authenticity. It reprecnted the
situation of the legatloncrs as desperate
and Implored help.
The last word from Minister Conger came
to the State Department from Pkln under
date of June 12. At that time he asked that
Seymour's international relief column,
which was een then doomed to fall, should
signal Us approach when near Pfkln. That
was Just -one month and three days ago.
and It would bo an unprecedented defense
tfiT such an Inadequate nnd ill-fitted and
provisioned force as was at tho command
of the foreign Ministers to hold out for
that length of time. Minister Wu's cable
gram from Sheng should not be taken as
an answer to the cipher message he for
warded at Secretary Hay's request to Chi
na In the effort to get It through to Minis
ter Conger. That message went to Yonan
Shlh Kla. the Governor of the Province at
Shan-Tung. "That official has replied Infor
mally that he lias no news himself, but It Is
assumed that ho will take prompt steps to
forward the cipher mess-age. Ills status at
this critical Juncture Is unfortunately not
bejond suspicion, though Mr. Wu retains
full confidcrce In him.
Long Got Two Jtrpnrln.
Secretary Long had two cablegrams to
day from China, but he was Inclined to set
c, negative value upon them, because they
made no mention of a massacre of tho le
gatloners In Pekin. He reasoned that Ad
miral Rcmey was In. good position to get as
early news as any one of such an event.
The Admiral's message wa? from Che-Foo
of to-day's date, though as he Is supposed
to be at Taku, It Is assumed that It was
sent from that place yesterday. The Ad
miral stated that he had ordered the Buf
falo to Taku. She was coming cut to tho
Orient by way of Suez, and was to report
for orders at Singapore, where she was to
be Clrected to proceed to Manila or be de
flected to North China, Sho Is carrying out
a cargo of coal and a number of sailors to
recruit the American fleet.
The second dispatch came from. Captain
Bowman of the gunboat Castlne. which Is
stationed at Shanghai, and also was dated
to-day. It was as follows:
"Shanghai, July 15. Secretary Navy.
Washington: Bodgers sends word Oregon
passed Che-Foo Uth, Nashville convoying,
' (Signed) "BOWMAN."
It is supposed at the Navy Department
that Captain Bodgers of the Nashville
signaled this Information from his ship as
he passed Cho-Foo.
The distance from Che-Foo to the Kure
overcome ty overwhelming odds,
i:vi:uv oxi: or tiu: curopkaxs j
ickmaimm; was put iu jur.
sword i. thi: .most atrocious
NATIVES SOUGHT REVENGE.
Yokohama, July 111. The Chinese
.Minister In Tokio lias visited the
Japanese Minister or Foreign Affairs
and ommiinicatsl to him what is de
scribed as "the first I'ekili dispatch
Mine the trouble-, broke out."
The dKpatch suys that the murder of
the German Minister and other foreign
ers wjin due to the Taku affair, and to
the sending- of Admiral Seymour's e
lu'ditiou, and that the Chinese tSorern
ment Is now tloing its be-t to protect
the foreigners in Pekin.
CHINESE ONCE REPULSED.
llrusiols. July i,-iTIie .Minister of
Foreign Affaire. M. I)e Kavereau. has
received an oliicial dNp.itch from
Sliaugh:il, dated Saturday. July 14. say
ing: "Slims (Taotai of Shanghai! communi
cates the following from the (Jovenior
of Shan-Tung, dated July 7:
" 'The Kurcpcau troop- defending the
legations made a t-ortio. killing -) soi-iller-
oi General Tung Fun Siang. The
llo.vrs have been unable to t:ke the
legation-., hut the situation is very
"Slu-ng considers the situation danger
ous." NATIVE CHRISTIANS KILLED.
SPKC1AL RY CARI.i:.
C'he-I'oo, July l.V-tCopyright. 1000,
by W. R. Hearst. I A messenger reports
that about ixi native Christians were
killed in the Pekin massacre. Thoe are
supposed to ie the refugees in the Metli
IS IN PERIL."
dock. where the Oregon I bound. Is about
7'jO miles, and as Che-Foo was pasjd last
Thuiday It M estimated hero thst the crip
pled battleship 1? now nearing th Straits
of Shlmonisekl. through which she must
pas to get up to the docks.
Minister Wu feels a natural Irritation at
the statements printed In some quarters that
the Chinese In the United States are making
ready to return to Cilna and that they
simpathlze with the lioxerj ond are lending
them tln.inclal aid. He dfcclares In the
mot r-rnos't manner that there 1- not :i
word of tnith In thesn s:atemnt. Hesajs
that all of the Chinese In the United State
come from Southern China and'nre altogeth
er out of sympathy with the Northern Chi
nese. In fact, they do not even speak tho
same language. He 13 sure there Is not a
single one o thene Northern Chinamen In
the United Slates. As for the latter, the
MInlrtcr declares that they are entirely sat
isfied wltti their condition In thU country
and could not be persuaded to return to
China to ghe old to any element opposed to
I'rppared for Homo Ontbrfnks.
The Government here has taken note of
the efforts made In some quarters to stir
up an agitation against the peaceable Chi
nese In the United Stat.
It feels it Is Imperatively necessary to
use the entire resources of the Government
to Minprers any movement that would
Jeopardize their safety. Anything like n
massacre of Chinese In the United States
would wreck the whole case of the United
States Government In the settlement which
must come to this Chinese trouble.
fur oovernment could not demand repa-
ration or indemnity from China for what-
ever h.innens m Un - lutn. i ,!,(-
. ...v4. .', mui-mui,)- Hum v.nm;i lor Wiiai
I ever happens at Pekin or elsewhere In Chi-
... .. -
ra l "" -'ninese uovernnviit through the
vloIenca of our Jteopttk ,n ,tlon
to ca,OT a sct.off growlnB out of vIolcncf
shown Its people in the United States.
Therefore steps have been takn already
to have the authorities In localities whero
there inav be danger of an anil-Chinese
outbreak prepare for the psomptest nnd
moit s'erii repressive measure nt the first
sympton of the trouble.
And it may b stated that there will 1-e
no halting In the use of the Federal troops
for such purposes If they are cnlled for by
th State officials.
The Japanese Legation to-day receive,!
tho following telegram from the Japanese
Foreign Office, under date of Toklo. July 3.
transmitting advices received from Che
Foo. under dale of July 7:
TIen-Tsln telegram of July 6 reported
that 10.0"0 Chines army artillery, under Ma
(name of a gneroI In the Chinese Army).
m?de appearance near Tien-Tsln July 4 and
arsenal taken by aHles a week ago, i-a.s
iccapturod by them. Chlne-e cltv of Tien
Tsin Is fortllled by Chlnesa soldiers. From
north report comes that Chinese forces ro
moving and Tien-Tsln considered critical.
"Communication with Tong-Ku threat
ened. On July ?, by steamer Hnkuramurn,
Japanea; residents left for Taku."
Another telegram received nt the Japan
ese Legation without the sender's name,
but mipposcd to be forwarded bv the
Japanese Consul General at 8hanghal. ie
ported that Shen, the Shanghai TatI (Gov
ernor), received telegram frsm Yucn-Sih-Kal.
the Governor of Shan-Tung, stating
that n courier had arrived nt the Tsl-Man-Fu.
bringing forward Prkln news:
"Two legations stood up to July 3 against
attacks of Chinese. Legation guards killed
about 2.000 Chinese soldiers and Boxers In
several engagements. If provision' nnd
ammunition last they win be able K held
out. as tho Chinese troops and Boxers 2C;m
to be tired of attacking."
STONED A LAUNDRY.
Kansas City Mob Sought Ven
geance for IJoxer Murders.
Kansas City. Mo., July 13. Incensed at
the Boxer murders, a crows! of men and
boys gathered about the laundry of Ah
Sing, a Chinese iaundryman. and started a
demonstration that cautcd Sing to call on
the police for protection.
The crowd passed the time throwing
stones Into the laundry and calling out to
the Inmates' that they would kill them. A
rquad of policemen dispersed the crowd
quickly, and, nt the request of Sing, who H
one of the no-t Intelligent of the several
hundred Chinese In Kansas City, guarded
the place during the night.
MORE TROOPS LEAVE MANILA.
Two Battalions and "a 15attery Off
Manila. July 14. Two battalions cf th
Fourteenth Infantry and Daggett's battery
of the Fifth Artillery, will leave for China
to-morrow by the transports Indiana. Flint
shire nnd Wyeflcld.
The expedition, which will Join tho Ninth
Infantry, will carry MO pounds of ammuni
tion to a man. and a reserve of a million
rounds, together with medical subsistence,
stores and clothing for 5.000 men for three
months. It will tako'nlso two 7-inch mor
tars and two 61s-Inch howitzers, with ammu
nition. The hospital shin Belief is going to
TIEN-TSIN HARD PRESSED.
Chinese, Re-enforced by Imperial Soldiers, Are
Now Incessantly Shelling the Foreign City.
SPECIAL Y CAUI.E.
Tten-Teln. July 8. via Shanghai. July l.v
(Cop) right. l!-f). by W. It. I learn.) The
fur)- of the Eurot-ans against the Chinese
on acour.t of thp latter' mutilation of the
dead and torture of the living knows no
The warfare continues with savage re
prisals, which explilns the Indiscriminate
shooting of Chinese at Nlng-Po.
Murder. loot and torture by the Chinese
mob-are -very where reported. There Is to
news here of the fate of the beleaguered
Pekin legations. No hope of their safety Is
entertain d after the bloody events of the
It would have been an act of mercy If the
womu and children had been put to death
by their own husband-, and fathers before
falling Into the hands of the Chinese tlend.
The fighting around Tlen-Tsin Is Inces
sant. The Chinese re-enforcements are
bringing up more guns and mounting them
In sueli portions that with each dy tl.c
deaullness of their lire increase"",
Thrt Chinese are gaining. In audacity.
skill and courage, they ure a revel itlo.i to
A night attack was made by the Chlr.eso
on Friday. At 11 o'clock that night they
made a determined assault upon tbt north
bridge. Tho French and Itusslan t:ocps
holding It succeeded In driving the eiitmy
back temporarily, but the Chln-? hordes
returned at 2 oclock In the morning with a
strong artillery force, and there were two
hours of hard fighting. Unable to dislodge
theKuropeans. the Chinese finally leturned
to the native city.
Five hour. later, at 7 a. in., one Jaded
garrison was again called to arms. A third
attack em the city was made. The Chinese
gunners showered us with their shell tire
Th.e Russians replied with their battery, tut
were unable to silence the .uniy's gun.
Tho artillery duel lasted for four hours.
Chinese Fort-en Gnlti.
The Chinese had the best of it. They de
molished a number e"f houses In the for
eign settlement, and gained much ground.
The situation was so despcr.ite that a
council of th commanders of the allied
forces was called to consider what could
bt? doDe. It was determined that the only
hope of keeping the constantly Increasing
number of Chinee In check lay in making
a sortie and driving them back from their
The force assigned to this duty consisted
of French marines, two Japanese Latteries
of light artillery, n battalion of Russian
Infantry and a battalion of Brltlxh ma
rines, with one gun from the cruUer Ter
rible. The assault upon the Chinese forces
was made at noon at a polit midway
between the railway station and the native
city. Four hours of desperate fighting fol
lowed, the Chinese gunners showing ex
The Japanes- tried to reach the native
city, but were driven back. The allies
were compelled to retreat to the foreign
settlement. leaving the Chinese in posses
sion of the battlefield.
The Dritlsh and Americans tried unsuc
cessfully to-day to capture a Chinese gun.
mounted during the night, which enllldded
the advanced position of the allied forces.
From the Viceroy's and Yamen's gates
the British and Japanese artillery shelled
the Chinese fotts. During the artillery duel
more than wt of the enemy's shells fell la
the foreign settleme-nt.
Mackenzie's big wool warehouses were set
on fire and burned. Many bindings were
The casualties l to-day's fighting were:
Killed, two sailors and two soldiers of a
Wounded, three officers, two sailors two
marine- and five soldiers of the Chinese
EUROPE READY FOR ACTION.
Powers Declare It Their Purpose to Rush Troops
to China to Restore Order.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Paris. July i:.-(Cop right. 1S). by w. It.
Hoarst.)-Kr.snels de Prossense. foreign ed
itor of Le Temps, the liest-posted expert In
Europe, after Interviewing high officials
and leading diplomats, writes the following
re-jiresentlng France's position r?gaTding
"France will follow the same nollcv In
China as European Powers adopted. She
will ci-operate In tho liberation of Pekin
and the rrstor.i.lon ef order. She has no
territorial ambitions 10 China.
"Frarce has -.pedal interests in South
ern China, hes-nuse of railroad and mining
erncesIons and because Tonquin and Indo
china aro contiguous to It. In Northern
tChlna we have commercial and traditional
Interests, our traditional policy dating from
Louis XIV. of protecting the missionaries.
"France- has a special understanding with
Rcsrt.1 to cet as quickly as possible soldiers
to Ticn-Tsin. She will fend lz.( men It
the llrst Installment, and will send a first
class armored lnttle-hip. three cruisers
ar.d two torpedo boat destrojer.s.
"Our special Interests In Yunnan make
necessary the exorrlse of peculiar vigilance
In that part of the Celestial Empire.
"There Is no love lost between Russia
and England, becauxe of the latter' guard
ianship of Japan, and It Is only since Ilia
news from Manchuria has become very
serious that the Powers could count Uon
the loyal and efficacious co-operation of
"Even the safety of the Ministers nt
Prkln could not prevail against her policy.
"When the ItusJlai, Minister at Pekin re
fused to Join In a common representation
of the Ministers to the Chinese Govern
ment. Russia meant to take an Isolated po
sition to obtain favcrs from the Chinese.
"Such a position is no longer possible
The Powers may now count with certalnty
upe n Russlnn co-operation."
ITALY FOLLOWS KMJLAMI.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Rome. July 1.'.. (Copyright. llXiO, by W.
R. Hearst.) Vlscontl Venosta. Minister of
Foreign Affairs, announces that Italy will
procce-d toward China In accord with the
others Powers, particularly England. Her
efforts have no other object than the com
pletion and maintenance of this accord.
Italy's military action Is not to seek any
conquest. but to secure satisfaction for the
"We desire no partition or China," he
says. "We have no separate advantages for
ourselves In view. The Imperial Govern
ment Is convinced that the maintenance of
en understanding among the Powers Is a
preliminary condition to tho restoration of
peace and order in China."
At'STRIA WILL OT LAO.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Vienna, July 15. cOwyrlsht. 1300. Ur W.
ne-enforcemrnts are fortunately arriving
to-night, but many more are needed If the
force here Is to hold out.
We are Imping that the Japanese and Cos
sacks will soiin come
Three big guns from th British cruiser
Terrible are mounted In a defensive lo
sltlon. The IlritMi and American forces
are brUnded together on the west side of
the town, the German-" and Japane en
the south side: the French and Russians' on
tho north, and a force of Cossacks holds
the east slJo
Scouts report that imperial Chinese troops
have arrived from Pekin. well equipped and
with many guns.
Troops of native cavalry ar.d hordes of
Boxtrs are coming fr.vn the east and
south. It I all China against the foreign
ers. All our women aid children have been
sent to Taku. en route to Shanghai. The
Pel-Ho River Is still open, but communi
cation Is growing more difficult. There Is
difficulty In getting sutiplks. The rainy
season, setting in. hampers the work of
,111'S IIOtTCD Till: CHIMISE.
RY THE REVEREND FREDERICK
SPECIAL BY CARLE.
Che-Foo, July in. via Shanghai. July 15.
(Cop) right, V.tA. by W. R. Hearst.) The Chi
nese made a eletermlned attack on the
northwest settlement ut Tien-Tsln on the
evening of July 6. but were repelled by the
JapJneso with heavy loss. The Japanese,
casualties were five Mile-land five wojnded.
Th- race course grand stand and other
buildings all wero burned and the ruins
were occupied by the enemy.
The settlement has been shelled continu
ously for days. The shells which fell In the
Centurion's quarters killed two and wounded
The Rrltlsh silenced guns southwest of
the native city. Three Chinese guns, firing
at short range, were silenced by the Irencti
The enemy Is be-Ing largely re-enforced
dally by Imperial troops and Boxers, and
Is growing bolder.
French uud Ku-.-ian re-enforccments aro
AI.I.IRV Iinil.I.tA.NT coir.
nv AS.-OCIATKD 1HK-A
London, July 1. Admiral Se)mour's dis
patches give the Iates new regarding the
situation at Tifcn-Tln.
Telegrams to the Associated Press show
that the operations on July 11 were a bril
lUnt$succe;s. The Japanese cavalry and a
mobile mounted battery did splendid work.
It v.-ns unfortunate that the allies did not
have more cavalry to pursue the flying en
emy. Four hundred Chinese were killed and
six guns captured. At noon the settlements
were again viciously -he'Ied from the na
tive city, and the hospitals and other build
ings were repeatedly hit. The moral effect
of the successes of the allied fe.rces upon
the Chinese Is believed to be very great.
General Gazelee and staff, with a forco
of Punjab Infantry, arrived yesterday at
Hong-Kong and proceeded for Taku,
The French. Consul at Shanghai, at a re
ception Saturday, made an impassioned
speech. He said:
fiends for Revenge.
"The history of the world cm show no
parallel to such a situation, and If the
abominable crime, the mere thought of
which makes us shudder, has been per
petrated, th.n It Is our desire tljit swift
and summary pun!hment shall fall upon
the peifldlous ration which re.mmltted it.
Our Government Is fully aware of the dan
ger In which we. are placed, and I can as
sure jou that we are dolns all li our power
to avenge the noble victims of Chinese bar
barity." It. Hearst.) I'pon .-indication tn the For
eign Office for Information of Austria's
roller, th" following communication was
sent to your correspondent:
"Austrli will eertalnly not hold aloof
from any action to promoto the raiyje of
civilization In China, but will insist upon
the rights of persons nnd th- restoration
of government In Chlm which will guaran
tee a loyal observance of twiliiimi -n,i
commercial treaties, and protect the lives
and property or foreigners."
geiijia'vy .seeks nirraini tio..
SPECIAL RY CARLE.
Rerlln. July 13 -(Cop) ritht, lino, by W. II.
Ht-arst.) Hatlnir rcijucrted of Count von
Buelow a statement of Germany's position
regarding China. I received the following,
extracted from his recent official declara
tion: "The military measures we adopted are
Interded to placo us In a position to take
part In the military operations regarded as
necessary by all the Powers. The object wo
have. In view is the restoration of sccurity
for perron and property, (o rescue foreign
ers In PMn. and the re-cstablWhrnent of
law and order, under proper Chinese govern
ment and relributlon for the massacre of
AlIKIIICAHS lIl'RIllEn I-OltWtlttl.
CopyilKht. I'M. by the Associated rre.
Tien-Tsln. July J.-An explosion of dyna
mite killed twenty Russians. Two bat
talions of the Ninth Infantry and M marines
from the United States armor-d cruiser
Itrooklju. have been djscmhsrkrd and
started for Tlen-T.sln to-day on lighters. An
they began to ascend the river the crews
nt tho rorelgn warships cheered heartily.
Refugees of all nationalities uHH he tnVe
to Japan by the United States transport
Urjre the (ioverniuent to Send Ade
quate Forces to China.
Iondon. July 16. Following Is the text of
an appeal of Americans In China, assem
bled In mass meeting In Shanghai, to their
fellow-citizens at home:
"Urse the Government to send forces to
act effectively In concert with the other
Powers. At present tho American forces
are quite disproportior.ate to the Interests
Involved. Our commercial Interests In the
Northern Provinces are paramount, and we
consider It n humiliating policy to intrust
to ocher Powers the chief task of protect-
"Anti-foreign outrages are multlpl)lng
dally. Officials and missionaries are massa
cred. The fate of the Ministers and ticlr A
DRT GOODS COMPA.VY.
High-Class Fabrics and Garments
At Reduced Prices.
Commencing Monday, July 16th.
In the Silk Department.
Toe Figured Foulards, "complete assortment-" This season's
best styles; per yard
$1.00 Printed Foulards, latest color effect"! in grounds and
tignrcs, per vnru.
$1.00 Foulards, in pastel and dark colorings; per yard
$3.00, $4.00 $-3.00 and $7.00 Silk Squares, each
$1.00 Fancy Percale Shirt Waists, assorted styles; each.....
$1.2o Plain White Lawn Shirt Waists, assorted styles; each..
$1.2-') Novelty Madras and Percale Shirt Waists, each
$3.00 Plain White Lawn Waists, soiled; principally large
sizes f CSC II
$14.00 Fancy Pique Dresses, each
$2-3.00 Fancy Pique Dresses, each ,
$2.3.00 Plain and Fancy Cloth Tailor-made Gowns, each,
$50.00 Imported Plain and Fancy Cloth Tailor-made
vj ub (.den !
$50.00 Fancy Silk Dresses, each $20.00
$12.50 Plain and Fancy Cloth Dress Skirts, each $5.00
$25.00 Fancy Cloth Dress Skirts, each $10.00
$40.00 Fancy Silk, All-Wool and Silk and Wool Dress
whirls, Ccicu 9'vll
230 Imported and Domestic Corsets; present prices from 50c to $10.00
Former prices were from 75c to $16.00
White Goods Department.
15c Dentelle Striped Batiste, per yard 8Jc
25c Imported Striped Organdy, per yard 10c
40c Silk Mull, 48 inches wide, in Pink, Cardinal, Nile, Apple
and Pea Green, per yard ......... 15c
50c Sash Width, Plain, All-Silk, Satin, Taffetas and Moire
Ribbon, in White, Black and Colors; per yard 25c
$2.00 and $2.30 Plain and Fancy Silk Coaching Parasols,
assorted handles; each...- $1.25
$G.00 and $7.00 Novelty Silk Coaching Parasols, Prince of
Wales, straight sticks; each $3.50
30 dozen'SOc and $1.00 High Band Bows, Bat Wings and
De Joinville Scarfs, in varied styles; each.... 15c
50c White Ottoman Silk Imperials, with famcy striped bor
ders; each M ...... ........
$1.00 English Squares and De ToinvjJle Scarfs in-Persian and
Bordure effects; each ........
$2.50 Fancy English Squares in
100 Pieces Printed French Pique
Figures on White.
Also bona colors lor Alisses Dresses.. 18c 25c 35c 45c
"ere 25c 40c 50c 65c
29-inch Figured Jaconet in assorted Light and Dark Colorings.
Also a varied selection of New Pink and White effects; per yd.
32-inch Corded Batiste Pink, Navy, Light Blue, Lavender
and Black Stripes and Figures, an White Grounds;
32-inch Book-fold Madras in assorted Blue and Lavender
Stripes (fast colors), desirable for Men's Shirts or
Women's Shirt Waists; per yard 15c
families in Tckln Is not known, but a gen
eral massacre 3 apprehended.
"Wholesale massacres of native Christians
continue. The whole country Is terrorized.
Trade Is paralyzed.
"The speedy restoration of order and retri
bution are duties pressing upon all civilized
Rower?. The conreeiucnces of delay will be
disastrous. No only are foreign lives and
property placed In Jeopardy, bat the loss of
Influence will be Incalculable.
"Give no credence to statements of the sit
uation sent by the Chinese Government to
Its Ministers abroad. Thp present outrages
are the result of the weak and vacillating
policy of the Powers in the past. Wc urgo
ITALIAN BISHOP KILLED.
Two Missionaries Also
Rome. July 15. The Italian Consul at
Shanghai cables that the Italian mission In
Hu-Nan has been destroyed, and Bishop
Fnntosalle and two missionaries killed. Ho
also reports that the Italian missions In
Ho-Nan and Hupe have been assaulted.
There has been serlols rioting in Nlng-Fo.
where- the Roman Catholic mission has been
burned. No details have yet been received.
EMPRESS IS ALARMED.
Li Hung Chung Hurriedly Sum
moned to Pekin.
SPECIAL HY CABLE.
Shanghai. Saturday. July 11. (Copyright.
1509. by the New York Herald Company.)
The follow log edict. Issued by the Empress
Dowager, under date of Pekin. July 1, and
sent by courier to Shanghai, has been re
"Affalr3 are critical. I bid LI Hung Chang
to obey my command and hasten to Pekin.
He Is now en route."
The courier brings a message to high Chi
nese officials here, which says that the lega
tion guards had repulsed the Boxers. Two
rebel chiefs were killed. The foreign Min
isters were safe when the courier left, ex
cept the German Minister (whose asslsslna
tlon had already been reported), and Prlnco
Chlng was furnishing the legations with
Prince Tuan, the advices continue. Is
ingiueneu. ana n-us issucu an eaict to the f . . ,-. w.ncu mma
Viceroys to hold the taxes to defray the KunDOat iTlncetoh. which has arrived hera
expenses of enlisting rebel troops. The I from Canlon- reports that all was quiet
Empress Dowager secretly countermanded I thtr0 when she left. The Governor will con
this order. fer with the commander of the Princeton
LI SIAY 11B PREMIER. The transport Ta!an is iSiri.
Washington. D C. July 13. Ll Hung
Chang has nt last dicldcd to go to Pekin.
Consul McWade at Canton cabled Secretary
Hay to-day announcing that the Viceroy
had decided to sail within the next day oi
two on the tteamcr Anplng. Ll Was offered
passage on me cruiser uroowyn about tea
a variety of this season's
in Colored Dots, Stripes and '
days ago and subsequently en tha Prtncs
ton. but declined, and th- department had
advices Indicating that ho feared to make
Li's presence at Tckln Is expected to oe oC
much assistance to tho Powers. It Is
thought he will be tho Prime Minister of
the new reylme.
1.1 nEroRTF.n with tcax.
special nv CAHLE.
Hong-Kong. July K. LI Hung Chan? has
officially intonncd the Consuls herStha1
t'V 'a,'e ,m""2J'tely for the North.
nff'1"'?.?' Kwang-Tun is In a stato
Ot llirmOIl. Minv nnlrnfr.1. . .,
It is fcrcd there will be a general uprising
In Canton nnd throughout tho district
There Is a strong belief that Ll Hung
Chang has Rone over to Prince- Tnn"s
lany. aiso tne iiui-uhl viceroy. LI haa or
.'J: M Black nags under Ge"era
Liu lung Fus to proceed to Pekin.
1'I.EA FOIl PRAYERS. Z
Shanghai. July 15.-The American
missionaries ask the Associated Press
to publish the following:
"To tho Christian People of tho
"The missionaries In China ask a
special prayer from every pulpit for
the guidance of the Government and
the speedy succor of American and
native converts In extreme peril."
HURRYING TO CHINA.
French Consul General Crossing
the American Continent.
New Tork. July 15. Gaston Kahn, tha
French Consul General to China, arrive
here to-day on the French steamer La Bre
tngne. en routo for China.
"I shall start for Vancouver to-morrow."
ho said, "and shall sail from there Julr IQ
for Shanghai. J
"I cannot talk about China matters for
I am on a special diplomatic mission.""
QUIET REIGNS AT CANTON.
United States Gunboat Reports Na
Hong-Kong. July 13.-Tho United States
tlon. She has already stored a bittery of
iweive-pounacrs. and she win i,.. .
Taku to-morrow with fusllecrs.
Blase at Denver.
Denver. Colo.. July 15.-A Are n the Colo
rado iron Works thfs morning destroyed hl
boiler and assay-rooms, and the founder
causing a loss of 110,000, iounarjr.
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