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ST. LOUIS, MO., SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 1900.
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ONLY THREE POWERS
Russia and France Re
fuse to Support
Opening Wedge to Split
the Concert of
China Refuses to Permit
Washington, Auc 4. China has rejected
the ultimatum of the United States.
Tho Tsung LI Yamen has declined to per
mit free communication with Minister Con
The refusal, -which Secretary Hay declared
would be an unfriendly act and tantamount
to a declaration of war, has been officially
communicated by Minister Wu.
The Taotal of Shanghai, speaking for tho
Tsung Li Yamen, declares that It was
deemed "Inexpedient" by tho Chinese Gov
ernment that cipher dispatches be sent to
the foreign Ministers at Pekin.
LI Hung Chang has assumed the "heavy
responsibility" referred to by Secretary Hay
In hi ultimatum for tho purpose of delaying
the movement on Pekln or bluffing the
Either the United States must back down
or China must be punished. There Is no
middle course. The authorities are inclined
to accept tho Chinese statement that tho
Ministers are safe at present, but the fact
that communication with them In tho usual
way is denied Is tantamount to a declara
tion by the Chinese Government that a state
of war exists. Only in time of war is the
cipher barred, and then only In tho cose
of tho representatives of a hostile Govern
ment. It is well understood by the authorities
here that the situation will remain un
changed until the allied forces reach Pekln,
and every effort Is being mode to facilitate
Bnt far beyond tha.-jiresent advance pn
Pekhvm Importance Is' the news conveyed
to tho "War Department by Major General
Some features of the dispatch received
from General Chaffee yesterday, and which
the War Department refused to make pub
lic, became known to-day.
The flrrt dispatch received by the War
Department from General Chaffee con
tained very little Information, but dosed
with the statement that he was going for
ward to Tien-Tsln and would give hl3
views. That Is what ho has done. His
views, as cabled in the dispatch of yester
day, would be far from palatablo to several
foreign Governments, and that is one rea
son why the dispatch was not made pub
lic This much is asserted: General Chaf
fee and the United States forces avail
able under his command have gone forward
toward Pekln with the British and Japa
nese forces. Tho troops of the other na
tions assembled at Tien-Tsln did not Join
In the movement, but the reasons given
by General Chaffee could not be learned.
It is understood that the criticism con
tained in the Associated Press dispatch re
ceived yesterday of the sanitary condition
existing at Tlen-Tsin is borne out in Gen
eral Chaffee's dispatch, but in discussing
the matter with tho War Department ho
has been mora specific, and tho names of
the commands are given which failed to
take the proper precaution for the health
of the international forces.
Ret oaed to Discuss Dispatch.
War Department officials generally re
fuse to discuss tho contents of the dis
patch, and Secretary Root announced em
phatically that it would not be given to
the public, and, further, that no additional
dispatches had been received from General
The international questions Involved make
it impossible, on account of diplomatic re
lations, to give the dispatch to tho public,
and it Is further desired that the proposed
movement of troops should not bo heralded
to the world for the advantage of the Chi
nese forces, which are opposing tho advance
for tho rescue of the besieged Ministers.
The steady prosecution of the military
movements undoubtedly has frightened tho
Chinese Viceroys, who have been sparring
for time, and endeavoring to use the Diplo
matic Corps at Pekin as protection. The
Tsung Li Yamen dispatch received this
morning through Yuan and Wu fairly Il
lustrated this condition and made it plain
that the Imperial Government again is try
ing to force a suspension of the advance on
Pekln by menacing the foreign Ministers.
Washington. Aug. 4. The State Depart
ment to-day Issued tho following:
"Minister Wu this morning handed to the
Acting Secretary of State a copy of a tele
gram from the Taotai of Shanghai, dated
August 2, and received by Mr. Wu on the
evening of the 3d. It confirms tho -nessago
of Yuan Shlh Kal, Governor of Shan-Tung,
to Mr. Fowler, Consul at Che-Foo, purport
ing to communicate the same telosiam of
July 30 from the Tbung Li Yamen, but it is
to be noted that it contains a passage
omitted trom Governor Yuan's message,
namely, tho announcement that as lighting
is going on In Tlen-Tsin, it 13 inexpedient
to send other telegrams to the foreign Min
isters in l'ckln.
In this particular the present telegram
agrees with Consul General Goodnow's re
port, received yesterday, that Earl LI Hung
Chang had told the French Consul at Shang
hai, on tho 3d, that no messages would be
delivered to the Ministers becauso the for
eigner were advancing on Pekin.
Tho Tsung LI Yamcn's cablegram of July
30 is as follows:
"Foreign Ministers in Pekln are all safe
and well. Recently vegetables, fruit and
provisions have been repeatedly supplied to
them. Relations most friendlv.
"At present consultations are going on for
the protection of various Ministers going
to iien-iuin tor tempotary shelter, whicn
will soon be concluded satisfactorily. But,
as fighting is going on in Tien-Tsln, It is in
expedient that cipher telegrams should bo
Bent. Different Consuls have been notified
so that they may inform their respective
Governments. Please inform the Foreign
Office. Besides wiring to other Ministers, I
transmit the above to you.
"YU LIEN YUEN."
A 'ifWwmJ & m
SHAKE UP IN
More Than 300 Sergeants and Patrolmen Trans
ferred More Changes May Be Made Cap- .
tains and Lieutenants Not Removed.
Chief of Police John W. Campbell yes
terday ordered the transfer of more than
300 police officers from tho Fifth and Sixth
districts In North St. Louis, respectively,
to the Second and Third districts In South
St. Louis. Tho vacancies in the northern
districts will be filled by the officers who
have been stationed In South St. Louis. The
transfers were confined to Sergeants and
patrolmen. All uf the Captains and Lieu
tenants will remain in their old districts.
Tho transfers of yescterday, according to
good authority, may be followed by other
changes of men. Transfers from two other
districts will be announced to-day, and oth
ers will follow as soon as It Is possible for
tho clerical force in the Chief's office to
compile the list.
The object in making tho wholesale trans
fers has not be?n clearly defined. Chiefs
Campbell and Pickel were reticent when
questioned last night, and Pollco Commis
sioners Atmore, Steuvcr and Forster could
not be located. It is the prevailing opin
ion, however, that the transfers are due
Indirectly, at least, to the street railway
strike, and the arrests resultant. Those
who profess. to know declare that the
Board of Police Commissioners and Ghlpf
Campbell havp h reason to be dissatis
fied with the action of n number of patrol
men In different police districts on account
of their attitude townrd citizens charged
with infractions of the law this assertion
has particular reference to the First, Sec
ond and Third districts, which cover South
St. Louis territory. Tho consensus of opin
ion of the heads of the department Is that
better pollco duty can be obtained by shift
ing the regular patrolmen to strange dis
tricts, where their official duty will not
be hampered by influences which might
emanate from friends and acquaintances.
The transfer was the sole topic of dis
cussion in police circles last night. The Im
port of the order did not become generally
known until about 0 o'clock last night. Tho
general orders wero read at the 11 o'clock
roll call, in the stations. The transfers ro
into effect to-day.
The transfers do not affect the following
officers: Captain O'Malley and Lieutenant
Keeble, Fifth District; Captain SchroeJcr
and Lieutenant Stack, 8econd District; Cap
tain Phillips and Lieutenant Schwartz,
Sixth District; Captain Young and Lieuten
ant Hammett, Third District. The desk
Sergeants and clerical forces of the differ
ent districts will remain the same.
Chief Campbell said last night: "I do not
care now to explain the causes that Im
pelled me to make the transfers I have or
dered. Briefly. I may say it was for the
betterment of the force and additional pro
tection to the public This Is sufficient ex
planation for the present.
"I called Mr. Messlk. Mr. Edwards and
other strikers before me two days ago and
informed them that I would hold them re
sponsible in case murder or personal Injury
was sustained. Since then I have heard of
O Ulcers Transferred.
The Sergeants and patrolmen transferred
are ns follows:
From the Sixth District to the Third Dis
trictSergeants Mathew Gilmore, Henry
Hurst, Patrick E. Kennedy, Gustavo Leh
mann and John Eagan; Patrolmen John
Antrim, Joseph L. Baggett, William C. Ball,
M. Brady, B. J. Borgeld, George W. Brlece,
John J. Beecher, Edward T. Burke, N.
Barr. T. B. Courtenay, Michael Coyne,
Patrick Cremine, John H. Coughlln,
Joseph W. Cost'ello, Joseph H. Doule,
Joseph J. Dunn, Joseph N. Du
niont, Joseph Duker, William C. Ed
lefson, Thomas J. Finan, Charles F.
Gates, Daniel Gallagher, Robert J. Flynn,
Joseph Gerke, August F. Henke, Oliver
Hennessey, William B. Hennessey, Henry
F. Hinke, Roger Hardy, Antonc Herr, John
P. Hannagan, George E. Jennings, William
V. Jeans, Fred Jccklln, W. J. Kelly,
"HERE'S WHEIJE I BREAK MY
Joseph M. Ketts, E. Kotlenslclto, P. Kelly.
Joseph Lobeck, Hy. Tynhurst, Daniel Ma
honey, Walter Martin, Thomas Median,
James Mannebach, Charles Madson, Fred
Mundinger, James Maher, Fred Meder,
Peter McCann, Edward McEvlney,
Andrew J. McGlInn, Harry McLaughlin,
James P. McDonald, Patrick McMahoney,
John J. Noonan. John O'Connell, M. O'Sul
llvan, David O'Brien, J. Phillips. N. II.
Phillips, Gustave Reaper, Louis Schlueter,
William P. Schmittker, Charles Sydnor, M.
Schrambrlck, John Schmersohl, Thomas
Schmidt, Charles P. Sanders, Thomas Shce
han, Daniel Sullivan, David Sharlow. Will
iam Trampe, George Tabll, Patrick, Walsh,
A. J. Warner, Jacob Welnacht, Edward
Woods. F. P. Yeaker.
From the Fifth District to the Second Dis
trictSergeants John Collins, J. S. Fleming,
S. P. Hurst, P. Maher, Peter Monrotis,
Hugh McFarland; Patrolmen F. H. Bokam
per, Charles Brennan, John Copplnger, Ed
ward Courtenay, Charles F. Cullen, Thomas
J. Churchill, Dennis Cunningham, Timothy
Dee, John J. Denekee, J. Doollng, Thomas
Dowilng, M. Donohue, P. M. Duffy, Georgo
Erby, P. A. Flnnerty, Thomas A.
Flood, James Goggin, James Gorman,
M. J. Halloran, Henry Gobel, B. Hinke,
Charles Hewitt. Herman Hacgcle, Frank
Holden, James Halbert, James 51. Johnson,
Daniel Keenan, Martin King, Charles F.
Coring, F. H. Coring, Lawrence Krewett,
James Lynch, Edward Mack, B. A. Martin,
P. J. Maloney, Bernard Moran, John Mor
rison, E. L. Morton, P. J. Murphy,
J. St. L. Maher. J. J. Meley, J. J.
Moran, James J. McCarthy, John J.
McCarthy. Jcre McCarthy, James
McShcehy, Dan McGratli, William
G. Nolan, Daniel O'Connell, Eugene
O'Connor, Joseph O'Connor, Hugh Qulnn,
Peter Qulnn, M. Ready, William Sale, M.
Scanlan, George Shaw, Edmond Shulton,
John Shea, Henry W. Simon, John Stead,
Henry Sullivan, L. P. Scully, M. Shea, L.
B. Stock, T. R. Taylor Harry Saffert, Chris
Virden, Peter Walsh, Harry V. Wilson.
From the Second District to the Fifth
District Sergeants Thomas Nugent, John
J. Connors, August B. Deatheridge, William
F. Hoffner, Henry F. Lucey, Thomas Con
ley; Patrolmen Henry Amalung, James W.
Alexander, AVilllam Bouchein, Fred Bllle
meyer, Charles Ball, George W. Burgess,
J. B. Brandt, James Campbell, V. Dumphy,
Thomas Daltoii, John Driscoll, Charles F.
Drewlng, Harry B. Dyson, George Ellen
berger, Edward Eichorn, Thomas Elliott,
R. Fruin, John Flemming, Thomas W. Fo
garty, David Ferry, Georgo Fox, Charles
Fisher, John H. Finnell, P. Faust, James
P. Gannon, John Heldecker, Edward Hurl,
Claude Hayhurst, Jacob Helnze, Frank
Hartung, John J. Hurley, Lewis Held,
Joseph H. Jones, Frank Krekler, Charles
Kirchner, John Kucera, Otto Leahy, Leo
R. Locke, Ernest Monder, Thomas Moran,
Robert McCormick, Lewis Maerz. Thomas
Maher, John McAllster, Pat McNlchols, Ed
ward McCullough, Pat Mc.Mahon, John F.
Nlcolay, Henry Nienaber, Michael Ogara,
James O'Rourke, John Prendergast, Fred
Pazdemick, Arthur J. Roach, Dennis Roach,
James E. Rowland, Con Ryan, Wm. Schulte,
Simon Sullivan, 'Joseph Sepemann, A. J.
Smith, Julius Schmolinski, Edward Stein
berg, Frank Stutte, Nicholas Stlegers, John
Schick, Henry Stiftcr, Gustave A. Severen,
Edward Steveison, Charles Stuart, Charles
Sylvia, Joseph Stutte.
From Third to Sixth Districts Sergeants
Thomas Allen, Fred Bauer, George W.
Barnes, William C. Hess and John Lally;
patrolmen William Appleby, George W.
Beard, John BIckerton, William Bornefield,
John C. Bruce. Fred Bozdk, John A. Bran
denburger. William Baker, Frank P. Cash
els, James Corcoran, Isaac Craig, John Cul
linan, William Clifford, John Dickoson,
Michael Drissel, John Dugge, George Dai
ley, George Eichncr, John Fehllng, Theo
dore Flegelspan. John B. Fitzgerald, Perry
E. Fraser, Michael Finn, Edward J.
Fox, Albert Gross. William E. Gut-
ohrel, John Gotting, William R. Groto,
uimm neei, iuwaiu jiuuiauuu,
Joseph C. Hofte, Andrew Harder, Samuel
Harrison, Edward Helgoth, Albert Helm
holt, John Hilker, James Henneberry, Fred
Krnmnr, Charles G. Kraeger, Edward Kess
ler, Edward Herbert, JiUIufjiJCumz, Chris
C. Labler; Ferd Lanz. Fred'&elnert, Charles
,Mansfleld,'Dennls.Xi. Murphy, Fred Mangier,
Tr"'F.'-M5ylSrr ''Cmfrles "Hfcnaeir "E.- H.
Mlller, L. J. Murphy. William Malkemus,
Robert B. Miller, James McGovern, John
P. McBriarty, John Nirk, James O'Leary,
Henry Oswald, Lewis C. Rodemlch, George
Rudolph, Edward Randle, Frank Stutter
mann, Benjamin Stone, William Stoops,
Charles B. Stuart, Albert Sicking, Daniel
Slattery, Harry M. Symonds, Frank Tik
wert, William W. Tomas; Michael J. Usher,
Henry Viehle, John R. Wall, Richard Ward,
William Weldi and Thomas J. Whalen.
MOB AT BAYB0B0, N. C.
Election Oflicprs Uesieged in Court
House Governor Acts.
Raleigh. N. C, Aug. 4. Tho Pamlico
County Board of Canvassers, which met to
day. Is barricaded in the Courthouse, and
the fuslonlsts have them surrounded and
threaten them if they como out. There has
been no canvass yet.
Sheriff Hooker, who was the fusion can
didate for re-election, is powerless to do
anything. A request was sent to Newbern
to send the naval reserves. At 11 o'clock to
night the Governor heard of the trouble
and has decided to send troops, if necessary,
to liberate the board.
To-night the wires were cut. Tho Gov
ernor to-night received this telegram:
"Election officers In Courthouse nt Bay
boro surrounded by a mob of 125 men, paid
to be led by Sheriff W. E. Hooker and
others. Mob says it will kill tho o'Jlcers If
they come out, and will blow up the Court
house If they do not come out. Urgent need
for you to send naval reserves at onco
from Newbern to save the officers. Tele
phone wire nt Bayboro cut by tne mob.
A. D. Ward, a prominent citizen of New
born, sent the following:
"Am requested by citizens of Pamlico to
ask you to net at once. Said that Sheriff Is
In the mob, Intoxicated. Tho leaders cf tho
mob are said to be intoxicated."
Upon receipt of these messages at U
o'clock to-night. Governor Russell ordeied
the Newbern Naval Reserves., the reirest
military organization, to go to the soeno
of trouble, which is twenty miles away, by
WHITES ACT IN GEORGIA.
Plan to Have the State Constitu
Atlanta, Ga.. Aus. 4. Owing to the result
of the recent election in North Carolina, in
which white supremacy was engrafted on
the State, Representative Hardwick will in
troduce In the next session of the Georgia
Legislature a bill providing for a constitu
tional amendment similar in form and pro
visions as that adopted In the old "North
This enforces a property and educational
qualification on suffrage which practically
disfranchises the negroes.
REPUBLICANS FOR BRYAN.
Joined the Democratic Club at Kin
Klnmundy, 111., Aug. 4. Tho Democrats of
Klnmundy Township organized a Bryan and
Alschuler Club hero to-night of 119 members,
including several former Republicans. The
officers are: President, Judge C. H. Holt;
secretary, F. O. Grlssom. Great enthusiasm
prevailed. The enrollment will reach 200.
Papal Encyclical Is Being' Pre
pared, Say Vatican Journals.
Rome, Aug. 4. A papal encyclical against
anarchism, the "Vatican journals assert, is
being prepared. The letter will review the
causes of anarchy'3 rise and will point out
the methods the Catholic Church ap
proves for the extirpation of anarchists and
other criminal sects.
ON EYE OF
Thirty Thousand Boxers Facing
Allies Eight Miles From
CANAL CUT AND THE
Chinese Make Great Effort to Hamper the Ad
vance Twenty Thousand Internationals
Ticn-Tsiu, Aug. 1, via Che-Foo, Aug.."?. It is reported that the Chinese have
broken the canal bank, flooding the country between Tien-Tsin and Fekin.
Thirty thousand Boxers are eight miles north of Tien-Tsin, and a battle is
effect that Li Hung Chang had committed suicide, a foreign oflicial sent a mse
senger to his residence, but an answer was refused.
CHAFFEE ON THE ADYANCE.
Washington, Aug. 4. Major General
Chaffee has sent to tho War Department a
clear statement of the military situation be
tween Tien-Tsln and Pekln. The relief col
umn movitig upon Pekln is composed of 20,
(W0 men. The American troops hold the
right of the line and their flanks touch the
British and Germans. The advantage of
this plan lies in the fact that there will be
no confusion arising from misunderstanding
of orders. The Japanese who hold the cen
ter and advanced position, have 8,000 men,
while tach of the other Powers has contrib
uted from 2,000 to -1,000 troops.
It is understood that General Chaffee has
3,000 Americana with him in the advance.
No Commander-in-Chief will direct tne
operations, the allies being unablo to reach
an agreement after frequent conferences at
Conteicnces of the commanders will take
place each night and the plan 6t operations
for the following day will be decided upon.
Bach officer will bo Informed of tne route
his column must traverso and the part It
shall play In the operations.
1I ay Lead to Failure.
Military men here agree that this ar
rangement is unfortunate. They do not be
lieve there can be effective co-operation be
tween the allies on this basis. Defeat by
the Chinese would throw tho whole move
ment into contusion, and if tho column
should eventually reach Pekln a question
will arise as to who is in command. The ad
ministration authorities, however, are con-
ndenfcthaUpractlcaL harroonyv-oflacipn ,.will
prevail, xney say mat me military -commanders
will act as an administrative coun
cil whenever necessary and that the ma
jority will rule. All questions will be dis
posed of In this manner, pending the adop
tion of some better plan.
To Use the Hirer.
Scouting has developed a comparatively
sale line of advance, and this will be fol
lowed for a time, at least. The river will
be used as far as possible for the transpor
tation of supplies.
General Chalfee complains of the lack of
equipment of the American troops, and
urges tho utmost diligence on the part of
the War Department In rushing supplies to
him. He has also called for surgeons, who
will probably be sent from Manila.
Quartermaster General JLuddlngton is mak
ing arrangements to send transports to
Taku as soon as possible, so that the entire
force of U.000 men intended for the Chinese
campaign will be at General Chaffee's dis
posal before tho Gulf of Pe-Chi-LJ freezes
over. Supplies will be hurried to General
Chaffee's base for the same reason.
It will be Impossible during the winter
for the warships to remain ut Taku, Lut
the Monocacy and perhaps the Vorktown
will be sent to Tlen-Tsin, with instructljns
to enter mud docks and remain housed un
til spring. This will be no new exp-jrwnce
for the Monocacy.
Surgeon General Sternberg to-day assigned
Major John Van R. Hoff to China as Chief
Surgeon of the troops there.
"Upon his arrival," said General Stern
berg, "Major Hoff will select a hospital
base. The medical ollicers already soiit to
China uro provided with ample funds', i50,
000 having been placed at their disposal.
Each command sent from Manila and from
this countty has been provided with tho
usual medical supplies. In addition, we are
sending quantities of medicines, bandig.-s,
etc., so that the troops will be well CMed
for by our department."
CHINESE EIIECT DEFEASES.
London, Aug. 5, 3:30 a. m. According to a
dispatch from Shanghai, dated August 3,
the principal opposition to the advance of
the allies will be met twenty 'miles west of
Tien-Tsln, where it is stated tho Chinese
have erected extensive barriers and ob
structions have been placed in tho river.
Mines are said to havo been located under
the railway, the line apparently being left
3hcng, the Administrator of Telegraphs
and Railways, objected to tho measures
taken for tho defense of the foreign settle
ments, tho enrollment of volunteers and the
presence of numerous warships, and asked
tho foreign Consuls to suspend these meas
ures. The British Consul replied by point
ing out that tho measures wero only In
tended to strengthen the hands of the law
ful Chinese authorities
A dispatch from St. Petersburg, dated
August 4, says that General Mozievski re-
ports from Chita Wat a part of General
Orion's forces attacked and drove back
tho Chinese regulars on July 30, capturing
one gun and a number of flags and killing
the Chinese commander and 200 men. The
Russian loss was seven killed and twenty
Reports from Berlin say that Prlnco
Henry, In behalf of Emperor William, msde
the parting address, bidding good-by to tho
Fourth East Asian Reglmtnt, which sailed
from Brcmerhaven in the direction of China
I'EACE IN YAXG-TSE VALLEY.
London, Aug. 4. Admiral Seymour tele
graphed to the Admiralty to-day that ho
had seen the "Viceroy of Nankin on August
2; that the Viceroy was very friendly and
seemed anxious to maintain peace in the
Yang-tse Valley, and had agreed to tho
landing of a force of 3,000 British troops for
the defense of Shanghai.
The Viceroy returned the Admiral's visit
the next day and renewed his assurances of
friendship. An agreement was arrived at
for maintaining order in the Yang-tse Val
ley. CHINESE FORTIFYING.
Shanghai, Friday, Aug. 3. According to
trustworthy reports received here to-day
the Cnlnese are fortifying the Yang-tse
River. At the fort near Nankin two six
Inch quick-lire guns were disabled at the
first trial. Chinese officials affirm that the
guns were mounted as a precaution against
Boxers advancing southward.
REVOLT AT CANTON.
St. Petersburg, Aug. i. A dispatch from
OF LI HUNG CHANG.
Shanghai, dated Thursday, August 2, re
ceived here to-day, says that after LI Hung
Ching left Canton the imperial troops
Joined the Boxers.
The dispatch adds that the provisional
troops along the Yang-tse River remain
quiet, owing to the promise of the Viceroy
of Nankin to the foreign Consuls.
"Boxers," It Is further stated In this dis
patch, are murdering missionaries in South
China, but are not disturbing treaty ports.
Troops are being secretly brought to treaty
Batteries of the Yang-tse River, the dis
patch says, are being repaired, and new
ones are being erected at Woo Sung. De
spite the declaration of the Viceroy that tho
work would be stopped, five guns have been
The dispatch accuses the British of a se
cret understanding with the Viceroy In ac
counting for the indifference of the British
fleet to the strengthening of the Chinese
fortifications at Woo Sung.
RUSSIANS TAKE SAKHALIN.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 4. General GrodekofC
has sent the following dispatch to the War
"Khabarovsk, Aug. 3. Two columns from
Blagovestchensk crossed over the Amur
River at 7 a. m.. under Colonels Schwerln
and Scherlklnoff, attacked the Chinese
troops and took the town of Sakhalin, one
gun and a quantity of Mauser cartridges.
The steamer Silenga suffered severely from
"The Transseisk detachment under O'onel
Pfotenhauer- bombarded Aigun -with. ltAvar
mortars, ana tne (Jinnese replied, one of
ficer and five men wore killed and fifteen
men were wounded. Four armored steam
ers are patrolling the Amur."
A telegram received here to-day from En
gineer Offanberg, dated Kawg-Kumslg,
Gaslmur in the Transbalkan Province,
Wednesday, August 1, says:
"In the retreat to the frontier the
agents, workmen and guards were sur
prised and bombarded by Chinese in the
Shingan passes. Three guards and ono
workman were killed and twenty workmen
fled to the mountains, none of whom have
SENATOR MORGAN'S WAY.
Would Call Congress and Enlist
100,000 More Men.
BY SENATOR JOHN T. MORGAN.
Washington, Aug. 4. If I had my way I
should enlist a volunteer army of 1W.0CO
men and send them to' the Island of Luzon
to take the place of the seasoned troops
Those 65,000 seasoned troops I would eend
to China and deal with the situation that
has arisen as it ought to be dealt with.
I would protect the life of every American
citizen in China and would compel respect
for the rights of every American citizen In
the country. I would do this independently
of the other Powers. I would not interfero
with their plans, but Independently and
alone, would show China that the United
States was a Power whose rlghta and
privileges could not be trampled upon .
Such action would show the whole world
that the United States was a great Power
and that every right conferred upon its
people through treaty stipulation or other
wise must be respected.
I am afraid there will be a great war in
China. I do not want to see the United
States get Into it, for the mere sake of
war. However, we must rescue our Minis
ters and compel China to pay the cost of
I believe Congress should now be In ses
sion. Tho President ought not to be con
ducting a foreign war without the advice
of Congress1. We now see war movements
going on. When that condition arises it is
time for Congress to have something to say.
There are in the Philippines within strik
ing distance of China men acclimated and
accustomed to the hardships of war in the
Orient. Send them to China, and let the
world and China know our strength and
From my point of view, our Government
unaided end alone has the facilities at hand
and Is able to deal with this situation. We
should do It and do it with a promptness
that would emphasize the American method
of transacting business.
MAIL SERVICE TO CHINA.
Government Establishes It for Ben
efit of Soldiers.
Washington, Aug. 4. The War Depart
ment desires It to be known that mail in
tended for the United States soldiers in
China should be addressed with the full
name of the soldier, his company and regi
ment, with the words, "China, via San
Francisco." In the case of staff officers cr
civilians of the army, the same means
"China, via San Francisco" should be em
ployed. All the regular China mall route3 In that
section having been suspended, the Gov
ernment has been obliged to devise a service
of its own, using the army transports, as
far as possible. A postal agent, stationed at
Nagasaki, will make the rirst distribution
of these mails, and another agent at Taku
will care for the details. These agents havo
started for China and will be in position
to handle any malls written after this date.
UNKNOWN MAN KILLED.
Supposed Missourian Ground to
Death Under a Train.
Clarendon, Ark., Aug. 4. A man who was
stealing a ride was killed here this morn
ing by a Cotton Belt freight train. No
body saw him when the accident hap-
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t TWO HOURS' FIGHT
Che-Foo, Aujr. 4. Dispatches
from New-Chwaujr state that 200
Russians suddenly appeared on
July 20 at the railway station and,
attacked the Chinese camp outside
of the south gate. The Chinese
had behaved with propriety, and
the attack did not appear to lie
justified. After two hours of figbt
in:r, with little damage on either
side, the Itussiaus retired. The
Consuls at New-Chwaug, includ
ing the Russian Consul, protested,
anil received a verbal reply to the
effect that the attack would not be
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Mlitourl-Generally fair Snndjiy, ex
cept IioTver and coaler In north
went portion. Monday, fair; aonth
IIHnoiH Generally fair Sunday anfl
Monday; Usht to fresh aontherlr,
Arkanxnn Generally fair Snads
and Monday) north to enst tvlnds.
PAIIT I. , n
I. On Eve of Battle on August L
Only Three Powers JIarch on Pekin.
Shake-Up In Police Force.
Six Hundred Christians Massacred.
Relief Columns Face Terrible Task. i
Japan Has Endeavored to Civilize China.
Incidents at Tien-Tsin Before the Rescua
S. Boy Reporter Talks to tho Pope at
Names of Anarchist Plotters Savt
4- Hearty Welcome to Jlr. Stevenson.
Bryan Ready for Notification.
5. Price Offered for Hiss Jewett'a Head.
To Stop Dynamiting.
Correspondent Back from Africa,
6. Missouri School Money.
7. Must Wear Coats in This Cafe.
St. Loulsan Shot at Tien-Tsin.
In an Insurgent Trap.
8- Harcourt's Speech Stirs London.
Alexander of Servla Explains.
, German Emperor Is Hasty.
Queen Victoria, In 'Mourning-.
9. The Church and the Press-
Opportunities War Brought to OlHceH
of tho Line.
Look Upon Death as Their Friend.
Two Boys Drowned in the Mississippi.
Sixty Thousand Votes for Bryan.
Youtseys Plan to Kill Goebcl.
10. Local Golfers at Home for the Season
McGraw Explains Failure of Sf, Louis
American League Batting Averages.
Baseball Outdone by Horse-Racing.
Bat Masterson In a Fist Fight.
11. McCoy and Corbett Will Draw Thot
Captain Rees May Preside at Klnloch.
12. Tennis Needs Practice and Money.
Paris Regatta Attracts Notice.
13. Race Track Results.
14. Selbert's Letter is Brimful of Facts.
Dogs Make Discord of His Music.
Doctor Kneedler to Serve In China.
Week's End at Chautauqua.
1. Mr. Bryan Discusses the Republican
Party of To-Day.
Why Reed Opposes McKlnley's Re-dec
Robert Halg and His queer Burying
2. At the Summer Resorts.
3. The Week In Society.
4. Week's Record In Real Esiate.
Family Pursued by Sinister Fate.
Saved the Lives of Three !:oys.
Fighting Filipinos Is Anything but Fun.
6. Mado Counterfeits with Pen and Ink.
Built a Home for Her Husband.
Guided by Ghost's Advice.
A Woman Recluse.
Maids Return from tho Klondike.
Senator Wellington Against Imperialism.
Monarchical Tendencies Fostered fc
Bailey's Successor In Congress. i
7. Death Notices.
Chairman Thompson Resumes Fa!
Many Complalnto as to Garbage.
Street Department Work Crippled.
Attractions for the Exposition.
8. Help and Situations Wanted.
9. Rooms, Flats and Houses for Rent.
10. Real Estate Agents' Kent Lists.
11. Miscellaneous Want Ads. f
12. Miscellaneous Wand Ads.
13. Grain and Produce.
Financial News. '
14. Fraternal Order News.
Magazine Section. ,
pencd. His body was fearfully mangled.
Indications are that he has enjoyed better
days. On his person was a letter from C.
E. Trumbo, cashier of the Farmers and
Merchants" Bank of Llnneus, Mo., dated
April IS, 1900, and addressed to Ed T. Men.
fee, Columbia, Mo. This letter was in re
gard to some furniture which Trumbo had
sold for Menefee. A friendly letter from
H. J. Wlgginston of the Bulletin, Llnneus.
Mo., under date of April 8, 1300; a photo
graph of a man dressed in black and wear
ing a white vest, and taken at London
England, at the Colonial and Indian Exhibi
tion In 1886, and an obituary notice of Mrs.
Emma L. Dryden were also found in tho
pockets of the dead man. He was appar
ently 45 years old. The body was so badly
mangled that little could be told aa to.
kScus'ht and weight-
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