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General Charles King,
the famous, soldier-novelist,
will have a charming love
story in next Sunday's Re
public. What American Capital
Can Do in the Philippines.
See Frank Carpenter's letter
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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ST. LOUIS, MO., MONDAY, AUGUST G, 1900.
MINISTERS MAY COMMUNICATE. STRONG RESISTANCE ENCOUNTERED.
Dispatch Says China Has
GOING TO TIEN-TSIN.
Are Ordered From
GEN. MILES' S PLANS.
He Asks for Service in
China A Conger
Pari. Aug. 5. 7 p. in. Cheng, the hector
General of Hallways anil Telegraphs, lias
Just communicated to the Consuls at Shang
hai, according to a special dispatch to the
Temps, dated August 5. an imperial de
cree, dated August ", authorizing the for
eign Ministers in Pekin to communicate
without restriction with their Governments
and ordering their departure for Tien-Tsin
under a good escort.
Yl'ACJ I.li TO ESCORT ENVOYS.
Iondon, Aug. C, la, m. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Daily Mall announces tho
reception of an imperial edict dated August
2, ordering General Yung Ly to select high
military and civil dignitaries, together with
a sufficient number of picked troops, to es
cort tho foreign Ministers to Tien-Tsin as
soon as they decide to leave Pekin.
By the terms of the edict. General Yung
l.u will be held personally responsible for
their safety, and he Is given full authority
to loa summarily with those opposing the
peaceful passage of the escort.
"By s-uch acts." concludes the edict, "do
we shew our good intentions to people from
afar and open our bos-oms to them."
MOULT) CHANGE SITUATION.
Washington. Aug. 5. No confirmation can
be obtained here of the Shanghai dispatch
by way of 1'aris telling of another edict,
dated August 2, being handed to tho Con
suls by Shcng, in which the Ministers are
authciir.ed to communicate without re
strictions with their Governments, and or
dering them, to depart for Tien-Tsin under
""S5ouId it be true that -such an edict has
been Wsued tho entire aspect of the situa
tion In China would be changed. It would
mark the beginning of a complete surrender
to the Powers.
Unrestricted communication with the Min
isters is the demand of Secretary Hay as
preliminary to any negotiations regarding
the advance on IVkin or the settlement of
the trouble between China and the Powers.
President McKinley and Secretary Hay did
not contemplate, however, that in comply
ing with this demand China should force
tho Ministers to quit Pekin and go to Tien
Tsln. They said in effect:
"Open us communication with the Min
isters so that we can learn from them tho
situation in Pekin and ascertain whether
they wish to leave that city and go to Tlcn
Tsln. We cannot consent to the Ministers
being sent to TIcn-Tsin unless they are
perfectly satisfied that they would be safe."
The attitude of the United States on tho
proposition of sending tho Ministers to Tien
Tsin, as thus expressed, has been firmly
Impressed unon the Chinese Government,
both through Minister Wu and Li Hung
Chang, and St Is believed the position of the
other Powers is the same.
Having once surrendered so far, however,
as to open up communication with the Min
isters, It is not doubled that China would
go farther. It would afford an opportunity
for th. opening of negotiations through thu
regular diplomatic channels. In tho mean
time the international forces at Tien-Tsin
would bo steadily augmented by the re
enforcements which eacli Power Is hurry
ing forward, and if the Powers should
finally consent not to march on Pekin with
their forces, it would be because China,
realizing the hopelessness of opposition, had
granted every demand.
MUST ACT IN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.
Washington, Aug. 5. If China ignores r:T
twenty-four hours longer the ultimatum of
tho United States, demanding, as a matter
of right, not of favor, that communication
with Minister Conqer in Pekin be restored.
President McKinley will start more Ameri
can troops from the Philippines and the
United States for China to compel compli
ance with our demand. This Ss the situa
Consul Goodnow's dispatch, which was le
celved at 4 this morning, was telegraphed
to the President at Canton. Tho President
replied immediately, instructing the State
Department officials to confer with the Sec
retary of War. It is evident that the Sec
retary of War could not be found, and that
the State Department proceeded to act on
Its own authority, from the fact that the
fololwing dispatch was forwarded to Can
ton: "Washington, Aug. 5. 3:43 p. m. To the
President. Canton, O.: Unable to confer
with Secretary of War to-day. Have cabled
Consuls at Shanghai, Chc-Foo and Tien
Tain that action of the Chinese Government
in shutting oft communication with Conger
Is regarded by the President as unfriendly
act. and that United States demands com
munication be Immediately restored, China
to bo held responsible for failure to reopen
It is assumed, in the light of tho State
Department's reply, that the President had
given specific instructions on the strength
cf the Goodnow dispatch that the War De
partment be prepared to act at once in a
The situation is, then, that the President
demands an Immediate opening of communi
cation with Minister Conger. The Presi
dent has taken this bold step for two po
tent reasons: First, to uncover the hidden
moves of Chinese diplomacy, and secondly
to be in position to know whether or not U
will be necessary to call Congress together
In extra, session.
If China rejects the ultimatum, troops will
bo sent from the Philippines" and from the
United States, and their place.-, filled by
volunteers, to be provided by Congress
ESCORT FOR MINISTERS. "
Washington, Aug. 5. A belated message
Undo SaminvHl: '-Tiosli! As long as I'm cloUied in my right mind I liopo T'll never get to follow
ing THAT shirt waist fashion.
from Minister Conger was received to-day at
the State Department. It came through Con
sul General Goodnow at Shanghai, who
transmitted me"ages received by Mr. Rags
dale, United States Consul at Tien-Tsin,
from Mr. Conger and Mr. Squires-, secretary
of the United States Legation at Pekin. The
advices ate the same as those received a
day or two ago by the State Department
from Consul Fowler, at Che-Foo. Mr. Good
now's message was transmitted to President
McKinley at Canton, and Mr. Adee, Acting
Secretary of State, later in the day Issued
the following statement concerning it:
"Consul General Goodnow, in a cablegram
dated Shanghai, August 3, which was re
ceived at the Department of State at 4
o'clock this (Sunday) morning, reports the
receipt by Consul Hagsdale, at Ticn-Tin. of
messages from Minister Conger and the sec
retary of legation, Mr. Squires, dated July
51, to the following effect:
" 'All well; no fighting since the ICth by
agreement. Enough provisions. Hope for
"Mr. Goodnow adds that the Director of
Posts, Sheng. had on the Stli communicated
to .'lim an imperial edict, dated July ). or
dering Jung Lu to provide an escort for the
Ministers to Tien-Tsin, when the Ministers
fix the date. The edict says the Ministers
can receive messages not in cipher, but, not
withstanding this plain messages were re
turned to some Consuls on August 4."
Hay Not Yet AnaTVcrciV
The Stato Department has taken the
cround that the dispatch from the Tsnng
Li Yamen. delivered at the department yes
terday by Minister Wu. U not an answer
to the dispatch of Scrctary liny, sent on
August 1. In that dispatch Secretary Hay
finally and decisively insisted that fr.c com
munication with the .Ministers must he ts
tablished before any steps would lie taken
bv this Government toward a peaceful so
lution of the present trouble.
That dispatch was sent to Consul Gen
eral Goodnow- to be by him transmitted to
Li Hung Chang. The message delivered by
Minister Wu to the State Department rela
tive to the Inhibition of cipher dispatches
wa sent by tho Tsung Li Yamen on July
SO. As of that date it had already been
communicated to the department by Consul
Fowler. Obviously, therefore, it could not
be a reply to the dispatch pent to Mr. Good
now by Secretary Hay on August 1. A
definite reply to the Secretary's dispatch
of tho 1st inst. is awaited with some con
cern, not to say anxiety. It is the final
word of the United States Government in
the pending negotiations. Tho demand
must be acceded to if trouble of serious
character is to be averted.
MILES WOULD GO TO CHINA.
Washington, Aug. 5. It was learned to
day on excellent authority that Lieutenant
General Nelson A. Miles had recently ap
plied for service in China. His application
has not been granted, nor is there any
likelihood that it will be. War Depart
ment officials say that General Chaffee was
sent to China to command tho American,
troops, and to remove him at this timo
would be a reflection upon his conduct of
Friends of General MIIcb say, on tho
other hand, that General Miles, in addition
to his experience and ability, has the rank
to meet tho commanding officers of other
troops upon tho same footing. They even
go so far as to assert that General Milcs's
reputation would go far toward causing tho
commanders of other columns to defer to
his judgment, and the result would be a
more effective co-operation.
General Miles declines to discuss the atti
tude of the War Department upon his ap
plication, though he admitted that he had
indicated his willingness to serve In the Far
East. He thinks the situation in China Is
most serious, and, setting aside all question
of his own wishes, he is making every effort
to equip General Chaffee's command to
stand tho rigors of the climate and operate
There will be no delay by the War De
partment in getting le-enforcements to
China. The schedule thus far made out con
templates the departure of troops as fol
lows: On August 7, the Garonne, with two
squardons of FUst Cavalry and recruits;
August 16, tho Warren, with two squadrons
of Ninth Cavalry and recruits; August 22,
the Belgian King, with siege battery, re
cruits and animals; August 25, the Rose
crans, with two batteries of Seventh Ar
tillery and recruits.
For the additional troops under orders to
go to the Far East, General Ludington will
have available the Logan, which will be
ready to sail on September 1; the Thomas,
September 16; the Grant, October 1. and the
Sheridan, October 16. It will, therefore, be
unnecessary to charter any additional trans
ports. During the last week he has char
tered six ships.
General Ludington has Instructed Quar
termaster Jacobs to buy 2,000 horses and 170
pack mules for use In China. He has direct
ed that 1,100 pack mules in Cuba and Porto
Rico be returned to the United States and
shipped to Asia. These mules are seasoned
and are therefore more valuable than those
now being bought. General Chaffee is be
lieved to have a pack train of 100 mules at
Tien-Tsin. and 250 are now on the way.
Large supplies of forage for both horses and
mules are being sent to Taku,
TRIED TO KILL
First Overt Act Against Whites at Shanghai
sians and Americans Fall Out
London. Aug. 6, 4 a. in. A Shanghai dis
patch, dated August 4, says:
"The first overt attack upon foreigners oc
curred this morning. Three Chinese, sup
posed to be soldiers in disguise, fired at a j
weu-Kiiown cngnn rt'Muum wnuc uc .-
lying asleep on the veranda of his house. He
had a narrow escape."
Yokohama advices say that General Ter
auchi has reported to the Japanese Govern
ment that it is not ndvlable to send more
troops to China, declaring that trc united
force is now ample to relieve the foreign
ers in Pekin.
Chinese messages assert that, in addition
to causing tho execution of high function
aries of pro-foiclgn tendency, Li I'lng
lleng bus impeached LI Hung Chang, Liu
Kun Yl, Viceroy of Nankin, and others on
a charge of maintaining relations with
A Tien-Tsin dispatch dated August 1, to
Berlin, gives a report of an imperial edict
issued July "7, ordering the recapture of
Taku and Tien-Tsin by troops from Shan
Tung and the South.
Detailed accounts of the reconnob-sance of
July 30 say that the enemy's guns that
were attacked near Pei-Tsang were only
the advanced post, and Pei-Tsang, it is be
lieved, can only be captured after a hard
General Gaselee and his staff accompanied
tho reconnolssance, but no Blrtish troops
A dispatch to the Morning Post from Che
Fo.o, dated July 30, says.
"The Russians at Tien-Tsin refuse to al
low the Americans to put up telephone j
wires on tno rauroau poles, anu tney claim
the railroad, which English engineers r.re
ready to work.
"The situation is critical. The river is
full of railroad sleepers. Hundreds of dead
bodlra of Chinese, some decapitated, are
flouting in the stream."
Four more missionaries, according to
Shanghai advices dated Saturday, have been
murdered near Hankow. .
The Tien-Tsin correspondent of tho Times,
wiring July 31, says:
"The previous decision to move to-morrow
has been reversed. It is reported that the
American commander is unwilling to ad
vance until he is re-enforced. The Japan
ese reconnolssance yesterday aparently In
clined them to favor waiting for further re
enforcements. The Russians and French
"General Gaselee Is anxious to advance,
but. his command Is so small only 3,000
that he cannot take the lead. The date for
the departure of the expedition Is, therefore.
Commenting upon this dispatch, tho Times
"It is perhaps inevitable, although un
doubtedly disappointing, that the advance
should be delayed."
It will be noticed that the dispatch to
tho Dally Express announcing that the
troops had started Is dated two days later
than the dispatch to tho Times, and two
days later than any other dispatch pub
lished in London this morning. There Is no
way of verifying the statements of tho
Daily Express correspondent. They must
simply be taken for what they are worth.
. FORTIFYING POSITIONS.
Chinese Get Beady at Pekin to
Rrussels, Aug. 5 The Belgian Vice Con
sul at Tien-Tsin, M. H. Keteles, in a 61s
patch via Che-Foo, August 4. via Shanghai,
August 5, says that the Chinese In Pekin
are fortifying their position oTUslde the
British Legation. He adds that all tho
members of the Belgian Legation are in
SHOULD CALL CONGRESS.
Senator Teller Points Out the Pres
"Tln,. ""! . P- t . . 1
i.-,i.,, ..., .nuji. 0. ln an interview j
published hero to-day United States Sen- I
ator Henry M. Teller expressed the belief
that "the situation in China demands the
Immediate assembling of Congress."
"The President." Senator Teller added,
"is not justified in going further than to
protect our official representatives In that
country. When that Is done, our army
must be withdrawn unless Congress shaU
order otherwise. Tho President cannot de
clare war; that can only be done by an
act of Congress, and the President cannot
legally carry on a war in China without
Regarding the Philippines, the Senator
"The war will cease in these island when
we satisfy the people thereof that we in
tend to concede them self-government.
They are anxious for an opportunity to
prove their fitness to maintain a Govern
ment of their own, and nn one who is
familiar with their character and acquire
ments can doubt their capacity In that re
spect. I have urged ever Mnce- the war
began that we take, steps to convince the
Filipinos that we iitp not going tn drily
them participation In th.-.- Government."
1'oeis Say They Captured -V21 Wag
ons at Kustenimrg.
London. Aug. G The l.oieuzn Marquez
correspondent of the Dally Express wiring
"Transvaal advices declare that General
Baden-Powell was wounded during a le
cent engagement at Rustenburg. when the
Boers, according to their account, took
some prisoners and captured 324 wagons."
LI HUNG CHANG IS ALIVE.
China's Viceroy Did Not Commit
Suicide, but Is Very Despondent.
Shanghai. Aug. ."..The report 'hat I.I
Hung Chang had committed suicide is with
out foundation. He i only in a very Re
The Jap mese Consul here has receievil a
message from Pekin saying that General
Tung Fuh Slant; has stopped all provisions
going tn the legations.
Admiral Seymour arrived in Shanghai to
day. RUSSIANS TAKE AGUIN.
Chinese Made Stubborn Fight, but
Fled Towards Tsitsikar.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 5. The Russian War
Office has received a dispatch from General
Grodekoff, dated Khabarovsk, August 5, an
nouncing that Aguin had been taken by the
Russians after a stubborn fight and that the
Chinese were pursued In the direction of
POLL FAVORED BRYAN.
Complexion of New York Voters
New York, Aug. ". Tho Journal stationed
a number of canvassers at tho ferries and
railroad stations during the rush hours to
day for the purpose of obtaining a straw
vote on the probable result of tho way
New York will go at the coming election.
The canvassers were Instructed to secure
the names and addresses of all who voted,
with the assurance that this was asked
only as a guarantee of good faith, and not
The result of the poll follows:
Total number of votes polled, 5,238.
For Bryan, 3,050.
For McKinley. 2.176.
Voters who change:
From McKinley to Bryan, 021.
From Bryan to McKinley, 20S.
Voters who will cast their first ballot:
For Bryan, 232.
For McKinley, 91.
The total vote of Greater New York In
the last presidential election was 513,296.
Of these McKinley received 290,358 and
Bryan 223,938. At the ratio of change in
dicated by tho poll taken to-day, tho re
sult In the approaching election in Novem
ber will be as follows:
For Bryan, 301.9S0.
For McKinley, 213.113.
Plurality for Bryan, indicated by test
The twelve scattering votes are not em
ployed in making this estimate, hence the
total falls short of the full total, 513,296, by
SECRETARY HAY ILL
Suffering From Nervous Exhaus
tion Due to Hard Work.
Boston. Mass., Aug. 5. A special to the
Journal from Sunapee, N. H., says that
Secretary of State Hay Is 111, suffering from
nervous exhaustion, due to his arduous la
bors at Washington.
Dispatches Tell of Heavy Fighting
Between Chinese and
Twenty Thousand Japanese and 10,000 Russians
Reported Leading the Advance
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London., Monday, Aug. G (Copyright, 1000, by the New York Herald Coiu
panj .) These dispatches from Its special correspondent are published by the
"Shanghai, Saturday. From Tien-Tsin It Is announced that the allies are
meeting greater resistance than was expected, and that the Chinese are dis
playing considerable generalship.
"Serious news also arrives. Large forces of Boxers and Imperial f'hinese
troops have worked round to the south of TiVn-Tniii. and are threatening the
lines' of communication unless a Miliicient force remains in Tien-Tsiii.
"Tien-Tsin, July 2U, via Che-Foo, Thursday. From accounts brought in it
appears that the Chinese are tnpidly falling back on the capital, and that the
allies will find a large army opposing them near Pekin.
"Certain Chinese, whose exact status it is diilicult to ascertain, have arrived
here, and are trying to initiate peace overtures. This question has now prob
ably been settled by the receipt or orders from AVashington. ordering the
Americans to advance immediately, and promising strong re-enforcements.
"The opinion prevails here that the IJussians are quietly sending bodies of
troops through toward the northeast, with the object of meeting Russians com
ing from Shan-IIai-Kwan toward Pekin.''
RUSSIANS AND JAPi GO FORWARD.
London, Aug. fi, 4 a. m. The American and British forces began the ad
vance on Pekin last Thursday, according to a dispatch dated August '-, from
Tien-Tsin, to the Daily Express.
"The main body -of the allies," continues the correspondent, "marched July
30. General Chaffee was delayed by ditiieulties of disembarkation. General
Dorward, the Biitish commander, had no such obstacles, and his delay is inex
plicable. "The other foreign troops are now half way to Lofa. The force includes
-0,0tK) Japanese under General Yauiachuehi and KMMXi Russians.
"The British force totals !),00U and the other foreign t loops are 7,000. AVe
are weak in artillery.
"On August 1 a strong force of Chinese from the native city attacked Tien
Tsin. By a series of briliiaut charges our troops drove the enemy from their
"The native city is still dellant, and
through its streets, as this would mean
Chinese saw so large a body of troops marching westward, they apparently be
lieved they would have an easy victory over those who were left."
From various sources come statements that a large body of Boxers some '
estimating them at ;',000 Is gathering south of Tien-Tsin and threatening com
munications. VANGUARD REPORTED REPULSED.
Paris. Aug. ."(.The .Shanghai correspondent of the Temps, telegraphing to
"The number of allies leaving Tien-Tsin is not better known here than are
the facts as to the march itself, but it is rumored that the advance guard has
LI PING HENG COMMANDS CHINESE.
Paris. Aug. 3. The Shanghai correspondent of the Temps, telegraping to
"Li Ping lleng, former Governor of Shan-Tung, who is intensely hostile to
Europeans, has been named commander of the Chinese forces."
The French Consul at Shanghai, telegraphing Saturday, says:
"Li Hung Chang informs me that Li Ping lleng was appointed General of
the troops in the north of the Empire on his anival at Pekin."
ADVANCE NOW KNOWN TO BE ON.
Washington, Aug. .".That the advance upon Tekin actually began not
later than Friday is well assured now. Otlieials of the War Department still
decline to discuss the latest message of General Chaffee, dated Friday, in which
lie announced that the American. British and Japanese forces were making the
start without the remainder of the allies. While no reasons for the reticence
of the department are given, it is well understood that General Chaffee's dis
patch at this time cannot be given to the public, as it contains information in
tended only fot the guidance of the otlieials here in the formation of a policy
of campaign in China.
BEGINNING OF THE ADVANCE.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Tien-Tsin, via Shanghai, Sunday, Aug. ."(.(Copyright, 1000, by the New York
Herald Company.) Four thousand troops advanced tills morning on the Chinese
position, seven miles north of Tien-Tsin, with the object of discovering the
strength of the enemy.
They found a large body of Chinese intrenched and hidden in corntields.
They showed considerable strength in rifle Are, but weakness in artillery. The
Russians shelled the position.
The lirst of the advancing party starts to-morrow.
It is reported that the Japanese are landing troops at Shan-IIai-Kwan and
will march on Pekin from there.
The Americans that are here will go to the front.
The marine officers wounded at Pekin were Captain Myers and Doctor
(The above dispatch is believed to have left Tien-Tsin last Thur.d ly or Friday. The
date was lost In transmission at some point of relay.)
HEAYY FIGHTING EXPECTED.
Washington, Aug. 5 At least 32.0OJ men
comprise the International force which is to
march, or is marching, upon Pekin.
Infantry, cavalry and artillery will take
part In the movement, the cavalry doing
the scouting for the main body. War De
partment officials express the opinion that
it will soon be possible to send a steady
stream of re-enforcements from Taltu to
Tien-Tsin, and thence on the join the main
No official Information has reached here
regarding the movements of the troops be
lieved to have landed at Shan-Hal-ICwan.
It is generally thought that a column i3
proceeding or will proceed over the fine
road toward Pekin. Its operations will di
vide tho Chinese lorce and make the task
of the allies moving from Tien-Tsin much
lighter than it now seems.
It lb plain to the authorities that the
Chinese are preparing to make a desperate
resistance. The authorities are anxious
that a crushing defeat ahall be inflicted on
them not far from Tien-Tsin, as it may
discourage them from making another
stand, except behind the walls of Pekin.
Military men acquainted with the Chinese
express the opinion, however, that they will
resist at several points between Tien-Tsin
TO MASSACRE CHRISTIANS.
Paris, Aug. 5. The French' Foreign Of
fice has received the following' diapatch
the allies are unwilling to inarch troops
an immene slaughter. When the
i from the French Consul at Che-Foo, dated
"The Governor of Moukden, In n procla
mation, has urged the people of Jlanchurla
to massacre Christians. Nearly all of tho
missions) have been destroyed. The mis
sionaries have organized for defense and
are assisted by other Christians.
ritEIWR.VTIOXS FOR ADVANCE.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Tien-Tsin, via Shanghai. Sunday, Aug. 3.
(Copyright, 1M0, oy the New York Herald
Company.) The forces of the allies will
make a reconnoissance to-morrow starting
with 4.0C0 men, against General Mali's
The Fourteenth United States Infantry
Preparations for the advance on Pekin
are being pushed forward. Many native
boats have been commandered. All light
ers have been seized, which will stop busi
ness with Tien-Tsin. The combined forces
are ignoring all commercial interests. This
could not be avoided without detriment to
the military operations.
Land transport will be difficult, as heavy
rains are reported to the north.
The Boxers are raiding villages south of
this place. One thousand Mohammedans
were massacred. The Chinese are said to be
operating from Shan-Hal-Kwan to Tung
Chow. It Is reported that tho Chinese have made
overtures to ransom the Pekin diplomats
and close the war.
The Emperor and Dowager Empress are
t PEACE PREVENTED
BY LI PING HENG.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London, Monday. Aug. 0. (Copy
right, 1000, by the Xew York
Herald Company.) A special dis
patch to the Daily Express, dated
Pekin, July l"J, says: J
"The Austrian and Belgian Iega-
tions have been destroyed by ex- X
"The Chinese wanted peace when
the Tien-Tsin arsenals were cap-
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fair to have been successfully con
cluded. Unfortunately Li Pins
jh.-ii aim lxuii li iiinteu iiuri? Jit a
a critical moment and overthrew J
the peace party," whose members
were all beheaded.
"We hear little of the Empress
or the Eiiinoror. Prince Titan, who
l...... l I-.. 1-: ; -i t --
declared himself dictator, being
the supreme power.
"On July 1!) it was rumored that
another relief force was on the
way. Since- then we have heard X
nothing except that there are many j
British troops within a week's
march. It is rather heartsick X
wotk. waiting and watching for T
aid that does not come. We are
wondering what has happened to X
cause the delay." T
For MIourI C.onerally fair Mon-lnj-
anil Tnexrtny: Iljsht tn freah
For Illinois Generally fair Monday
nnil Tlli-!iiy; light to Xrcth nontherly
1. Ministers May Communicate.
Tried to Kill an Englishman.
Father Marquet on, the Boxers.
Talmage in Berlin.
. Comparison of Two Candidates.
Train Robbers Awoke Pajsengers.
Father Fehllg's First Mass.
4. Sermons and Services In the Churches.
Pointed Sermon to Fashionable Folki.
5. Not Sorry that King Humbert Is Dead.
Great Crowd at Grocers' Picnic.
Secret "Kissing Society."
V "Wives at AVar.
Firebug at Peoria.
Investigation Is Begun by Fava.
In Honor of the Dead King.
Reverend Doctor Steele's Address Be
fore the Piasa Chautauqua.
7. Another Chicago Anarchist Riot.
Child Saw Heaven.
Grosvcnora Latest Figures.
9. Body of a 'Woman Found In a Shed.
Long Journey Afoot.
10. St. Louis 10, New York 1.
FItzslmmons Lost His Speed.
Local Flelalng and Batting: Averages.
11. Movement of Grain.
Lead and Zinc Report.
12. Saved Lives of Two Boys.
Joo Flory's Quad Rests and Rusts.
Additional Police Transfers Ordered.
Couple Found Dead.
For a Girl's Hand.
believed to be still in Pekin. Their flight
or death would produce a great change.
The Chinese now silent or nominally loyal
will become progressive when they hava
nothing more to fear. The fall of thos
who have heretofore dared to utter pro
foreign sentiments terrifies even the seml
enlightened officials. Chang Yen, son of a
former Chinese Minister to Washington, Is
still exiled. Yung Wing is In hiding. Th
Manchu party once exterminated, tha peo
ple will welcome reform.
LI Hung Chang has not put In an ap
pearance here. His former residence, whors
he received General Grant and other nota
bles, is now occupied by Cossacks.
Quite large quantities of bar silver wers
taken from the native city. The Americana
and Japanese are said to have about a mil
lion and a half ounces each of the Govern
Matrimonial Troubles of a Princess
May Be Ventilated.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Paris, Aug. 6. (Copyright. 1900, by TV. It
Hearst.) A separation is stated to hava
taken place between the royal Princess Ma
rie of Mecklenberg-Strelltz and her French
hunband. Count Jnmetel. It Is regarded as
probable that their matrimonial differences
may be ventilated In the court3 here before
long, in which case the circumstances which
led up to the extraordinary union between a
royal German Princess, a great-great-granddaughter
of King George III of England,
and the son 'of a French millionaire patent
medicine manufacturer, will doubtless bo
The Princess, in consequence of a sensa
tional adventure with one of her father's
fobtmen, named Hecht. was forced to leave
Germany and to live In retirement In
At a seaside resort she made the acquaint
ance of the Infanta Eulalle, who, pitylngp
the girl and realizing that In view of what
had taken place, she would have difficulty
In finding a royal husband, suggested that
she might be made happy by marrying
young Jametel, who was staying at tho
same watering place.
The Infanta engineered the match, and
after young Jametel had acquired by pur
chase the title of Count from the Vatican
the marriage took place at Kew, near Lon
don, In the presence of several members of
the English royal family.
The Count soon offended the relatives of
his wite by the vulgar manner in which ha
sought to make social capital out of his
marriage. The Princess sided with her rel
atives and left her husband, and now th
separation is about to be made irrevocable