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11 THE TRAGEDY OF THE-"
One of the most deeply enga
ging real-life stories of the day.
Next Sunday's Republic.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
"As Good as a Magazine's."
NEXT SUNDAY'S REPUBLIC.
In St. J,otiu
In St. Lou In. One Cent.
ST. LOUIS, MO., FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1900.
I.nala, Two CentH.
Americans Sustain Sixty Casual
ties in a Battle at
ON NEW CRISIS.
Lands Troops at Shang
hai Despite Protests.
POWERS RESENT IT.
Representations Ma' Be
Made as a Re
sult. GOODNOWS REPORT.
Southern China Likely
to Join in the Re
volt. HEPUBLTC SPECIAL.
Washington. Aiiff. 3 Objection has been
mado by tho foreign mcichants In Shang
hai to the landing of British troop- at that
point. This objection 1- based upon tho
apprehension entertained by thee gentle
men that the anti-foreign sentiment in
Southern China -will be strengthened in
consequence of Great Britain's act. Be
cause of the danger such action injects Into
the international situation, it is not entire
ly satisfactory to this Government, nor to
rnv Goernment of Continental Europe,
and it is likely to be the subject of rcp-e-entatIons
to the London Foreign Olhce.
The facts regardlnc Admiral Sejmour's
action In landing a considerable detachment
of British troops wero communicated to the
State Department by Consul General Good
noff, who embodied in his message the pro
tet"made to him by the foreign merchants,
with tho exception of the English. Tho
Tnlted State' Go.ernmcnt is peculiarly
concerned in the landing and the two form
one municipality Tho French concession
Is some distance away, and It would not
be surprising If tho Trench merchants, be
sides making their displeasure at Admiral
Sejmour's action known to Consul General
Goodnow, have acquainted their own Gov
ernment with the objections they entertain.
It is btated emphatically at tho State De
partment that Mr. Goodnow has not pro
tested to either tho British Consul General
or to Vice Admiral Seymour, his Instruc
tions being to report on all rc-Uters of
this sort to the department, leaving Wash
ing to take the Initiative.
It has been apparent to diplomats hero
for some days that Great Britain contem
plated taking this step. For the past fort
night she has been assembling at Shane
hal practically her entire Asiatic squadron,
leaving at Taku only a few gunboats to
assist in landing her troops nnd forward
ing supplies to the front.
Vice Admiral Seymour's action will, or
course, he attributed to tho art' toreijn sen
timent In Southern China 'and- tnvpossl
blllty of an outbreak, but tho "disposition In
diplomatic quarters seems to be to regard
It as of deeper significance. A precedent
has been established which may lead to tho
landing of troops by the Powers of Conti
nental Europe either at Shanghai or other
parts nominally neutral. It is this feature
of Uie matter which Is so objectionable to
this Government. Just how the matter Is to
be remedied. however, he State Department
MASSACRE OF ARMENIANS
BY ORDER OF A TURK.
Two Hundred Men, Women and Children in the
Sassun District Slaughtered by Kurds
Town to Be Burned.
Constantinople, Aug. 9. Advices received from Bitlis, Asiatic
Turkey, say that 200 men, women and children have been massacred in
the Armenian village of Spaghank, in the district of Sassun, by troops
and Kurds under AH Pasha, the commandant of Bitlis.
He is also said to have ordered the village to be burned.
ROUTE ALMOST IMPASSABLE.
Terrible Country Which the Allies
Now York, Aug. 9. The country over
which the allied forces are now- fighting is,
according to all accounts, of a sort to make
St a wonderful accomplishment to reach
Pekin In the face of a superior force. AV.
Kal Kee of this city, who has traversed
tho route between Tlen-Tsln and Pekin
overal times, having gone from South
China by tho Grand Canal, says of the
"At Pol-Tsang tho first good ground is
found. It is hlxty 11 (twenty miles), from
Tlen-Tsln. The newspapers have much mis
stated distances because Chinese miles aro
one-tnlrd of English miles.
"Here are great rice fields stretching for
ipany miles, with embankments built by tho
Pro-.lnce along the river, which is ery
crouked. and with earth paths running c
itj few jards through tho rice. Tho water
being cry low, these paths and embank
ments would make natural trenches for
lighting. Only on boats In the rler or along
the railway can artillery be used.
Tor twenty miles here, and all about
Yang-Tsun w hich means dust and mud
aie mud flats which at this season are
cry dry and hiked. The last summer I was
Hong the road we cficn had to Ho down
and cover up our heads while the dust
storms swept bj. It is as bad to march
thiough a water. I.afa-Sang. or the "lust
plate of inud,' Is where the low hills, cov-
errd with grass, begin to rise, and the
ountiy from here on to Pekin is line and
1 oiling, with many villages, rich farms and j
"Before Lafa-Sang is reached there is not
oi.e stone as big as a man's fist which is
natural to the ground, and rot one tree as
h'gh as a man to be seen anwhere. If the
toMierb stay long near the ilierb, which,
in the summer time hae an awful smell,
thy will next month become ill with fever,
nnd -very many will die.
"There are not manj people living be
tween Lafa-Saugand Tien-TsJn, except tho
Ciii-.ete, whom tho railroad keeps at work
on tho track and to watch It to the water,
which some times flows in two different
directions within an hour, will not carry
away a mile of It some day."
CHINESE GENERAL CAPTURED.
Cossacks Also Make Prisoners of
St. Petenburs, Aug. D Official reports
announce that the Siberian Railway Is
I BRITAIN'S GREAT
Simla. Aug. 0. Excluding the
rum th Brigade, the strength of tho
foioos proceeding to China is -1415
ItiitKh olheer-. 1,00-1 noncommis
sioned anil native officer, i:!.!70 Y
men, 11,50 follower!,, 1,130 diivoib, 0
,&J0 lioi&es,l,oUO pomes and mulr
twelve guns ami fouiteen Maxims;
and l.MKJ imperial ben ice troop-?. It ,
is (nri-toil tli.it lhe onliir force
Y 'Hill hae sailed before the middle;
4 of next month.
8 O ,
I CHINESE WERE f
I WELL PREPARED.
Vietoii.i, 15. C, Aug. 0. Anivals
from Tioh-Tmii by the steamer Em-
press of Japan say tli.it an Ameii-
can officer of Seymour s column is a
lepoited to have stated on his re- T
Otuin to Tien-Ttin that there were
11101 e arms and munitions of war in
the :nen.il captured by Seymour f
than in the whole of the United
officials are not prepared to 'ay. In landing
troops at Sh mghal for the protection of nor
own interests, tho ofliclals say. Great Brit
ain is violating no agreement either with
tho Powers or tho Chinese Viceroys.
Objection to her action Is based upon the
assumption of an ulterior purpose the lear
that the occupation may bo permanent and
that Great Britain Intends to keep her flag
oi cr Shanghai.
Being only an assumption, this phae or
the initter cannot bo easily taken up by
this Government, but there Is no doubt that
tho British Foreign Olhce will be asked,
either by the United States or -me Kuro
pean Government, to make a declaration of
Shanghai will likely bo a center or obser
vation by the Powers of tho world until
this question of tho British occupation is
definitely settled It Is tho expectation of
officials here that all the Governments ot
Europe will send men-of-war to Shanghai to
strengthen the hands ot their consular offi
cers. The United State" Got eminent is al
ready represented there by the gunboats
rrincetou and Castine, and it would not be
; surprising should ltear Admiral Kempir,
I commanding the Newark, be ordered to that
I IXTniWATIOXAIi SUSPICION.
1 London. Aug. 9 International suspicion
J has broken out among the Consuls at
Shanghai on account of the determination
of tho British to land theie a brigade of
Indian troops. It is reported that the
French will also land troopb at Shanghai
to the number of 1 203 men. While the Min
isters at Pekin remain unrelieved, it Is 1 ot
understood why Great Britain sould divert
forces destined for the relief expedition to
garrison a place where peace, thus far, has
TO RE-EX FORCE SEYMOUR.
SPECIAL, BY CABLE.
Hong-Kong. Aug. 7. (Copyright, 1300, by
the New York Herald Company.) Three
thousand Indian troop3 are leading Hong
Kong to re-enforce Sejmour at Shanghii
and for the defense of the Yang-Tse P.l er.
now opon for traflic from Tehtliabinsk to
Lako Baikal, a distance of 3.047 icrsts, and
also from Slyosovaja to Sryetcnsk, a dis
tance of 1,034 versts.
A forco of Cossacks, which was sent to
clear the Chlne.'-o from the right bank of
tho Aigun, captured a Chinese General, Ave
officers and flftj -eight soldiers
REGARDS IT AS WAR.
Dewey Analyzes the Condition of
Allah's in China.
New York. Aug. 9. A Washington dis
patch to tho Brooklyn Eagle says that Ad
miral George Dewey came, to town to-day
from his country home in the suburbs of
"I regard the situation In China as ex
ceedingly grae," he said. "The difficulties
that our soldiers will have to contend
against are many and various "
When asked whether. In hLs opinion, there
was reallj a condition of war now existing
betviecn this country and China, he said:
"I should say, most assuredly, jes. They
are killing our people and our soldiers are
lighting hard for their 11 es.
"The navy can bo of little service In this
Chinese difficulty. Our warships can, how
ever, quietlj keep together at Hong-Kong
and Shanghai. Our naval commandera can
do just as I did at Manila, when Aguinaldo
said he wa3 going to take the citj. I sent
him word that if he did he would not And
due brick upon another, and that I would
raze the citj to the ground This I certainly
thould hae done if he had persisted in
his purpose. Tho warships of the allies
ought to bo able to keep things straight
in those cities within the reach of their
guns on the coast.
"It is -very slgnlflcant, the sending for
LI Hung Chang by the Dowager Empress.
In this day of diro distress it is not sur
prising that sach Government as there is
at Pekin thould turn to the only really
great man of the country. 1 think that tho
allies Ax-ti doing well to keep Li Hung Chang
where ho is. It is better for our seojjlo to
have him under their eves than at Pekin."
AN ADVANCE PREVENTED.
Russians and French Stopped by
Toklo, Aug. 0. A dispatch received here
describing the capture of Pei-Tsang by tho
allied forces confirms the previous accounts
and adds that the advance ot the Russian
and French troops, numbering 6,(n men
has been prevented by the enemy flooding
MACK: "SEE 1JEIIE, CA1TAIX, TUE ITINI) LEGS OP TUE
THE WnOLE SHOW."
America Demands That China Gall
Off the Imperial Troops Fail
ure to Comply Means War
Crisis Now in Acute Stage.
The Republic nti"eau,
ltth St. and Pi'nii3Kniil i Ave.
Washington. Aug. y "We demand the
Immediate cessation of hostile attack by
imperial troops upon the legations "
This statement in the communication by
our State Department to the Chlmse Im
perial Government through Minister Wu,
which stands without qualification In the
dispatch, is considered an ultimatum,
though it U not called si.ch by the Gov
ernment. The demand is not conditioned
upon anj thing, and the word "Immediate-"
describes the time within which the de
mand must be complied with.
While the communication cmplovs tho
calm expressions of experienced diplomacy
and the real vigor of It Is at first glance
i.ot apparent, this demand la made ex
plicit!) and stands out boldly from the sug
gestion made In the communifatlon where
in certain Inaction on the part of the Chi
nese Government Is merelv "urged."
The otc to Chlun.
Tho nctc. as made public. Is as follows:
"We are availing ourselves of the oppor
tunity offered by the Imperial edict of the
Elh ot August allowing to the foreign
Ministers free communication witli their
respective Governments in cipher, and have
sent a communication to Minister Conser,
to which we nwalt an answer.
"Wo are already advised by him. In a
brief dispatch received August 7, that the
Imperial troops are firing dally upon the
Ministers In Pekin. We demand the Im
mediate cessation of hostile attacks by Im
perial troops upon tho legations, and urgo
the exercise of every power and energy of
the Imperial Government for tho protection
of the legations and all fotclgnefs therein.
Cannot Accept China's Uscort.
"Wo are also advised by the same dispatch
from Minister Conger that, in his opinion,
for the foreign Ministers to leave Pekin, a9
proposed in the edict of August 2. would
bo certain death. In view of the fact that
the Imperial troops aro now firing upon the
legations, and in view of the doubt ex
pressed by the Imperial Government in its
edict of August 2, ns to its power to restore
order and secure absolute safety In Pekin,
it is evident that this apprehension Is vvell
founded, for If jour Government cannot pro
tect our Minister In Pekin, it will, presump
tively, be unable to protect him upon a
Journey rrom 1'ekln to the coast.
"Wo therefore urgo upon tho Imperial
Government that It shall adopt the course
suggested In the third clase of the letter of
the President to his Majesty, tho Empetor
of China, of July 23, 1900, and enter Into
-ommunlcation with the relief expedition o
iat co-operation may be secured between
them for the liberation of tho legations,
the protection of foreigners and tho lebto
ratlon of order. Such action on tho part
of the Imperial Government would be a
satisfactory demonstration of its friendli
ness and desire to attain these end1.
"AL-VEY A. ADEE.
"Acting Secretary Department of State,
Washington, Aug. 9. 1900."
The ote Aiinljcil.
It Is "demanded" that tho imperial troops
cease fighting; it is "urged" that the Chi
nese Government exert its power to protect
the foreigners from attacks by others. The
distinction here is marked and leaves 110
possibility of misunderstanding on the part
of the Chinese Government as to what is
The communication does not "demand,"
but "urges," the Chinese Government to en
ter into communication with the relief ex
pedition so that co-operation may be se
cured between them for the liberation of tho
legations, but this suggestion is re-enforced
by the sentence which follows, declaring
that such action would be a satisfactory
demonstration of the rrlendllness of the
Chinese Government. This Is an accepted
diplomatic form of declaring that failure
to do this would be a demonstration of un
friendliness. The demand is in definite and unqualified
language; that which is urged suggests a
method by which the advance upon Pekin
can be converted into a peaceful, rather
than a hostile, operation.
AVliut rnJlure to Comply Menu.
A failure on the part of China to comply
with the demand, which Is immediate and
imperative, will, according to international
usage, put an end to all negotiation and
temporizing, and render imperative vigorous
and forceful action on the part of tho Gov
ernment making the demand. Such a de
mand Is of necessity an ultimatum.
It may bo accepted .13 certain that If"
China doe not immediately comply with
this demand, duo allowance being made for
the difficulties of communication. Congress
will bo called together, not necessarily with
a view of declaring war against China, but
for the purpose of providing means for the
liberation of our Minister. Until it is known
what attitudo the Chinese Government will
assume on receipt of thli communication,
tho necessity for calling Congress together
cannot be determined
Even in an extremity a declaration of war
against China will be avoided and delaved
as long aq possible, and the belief is still
entertained that tho situation can be dealt
with by the use of force without a formal
declaration of war. The desire of this Gov
ernment Is to secure tho liberation of the
foreigners and then to retire from China,
but whether this shall bo possible will de
pend upon the course of the Chinese Gov
MlnlHtrr -n Talk.
Mr. Wu, the Chinese Minister, said o
night that he had received information
from China that the foreign legations in
Pekin had sent cipher messages to thir
respective Governments. This was permit
ted In accordance with tho Imperial edict
of the 5th of AugU3t, allowing all the for
eign Ministers free communication wltn
their respective Governments in cipher
A cipher telegram, Intended for the Span
ish Government, was inadvertedly sent to
Minister Wu, who, noticing the mistake,
had It transmitted to Madrid. The fact that
tho legations aro allowed to send cipher
dispatches to their home offces, shows, in
Mr. Wu's opinion, that his Government is
living up to the imperial edict, permitting
the Ministers to have free communication
with their Governments. Mr. Wu savs the
Consul's cipher dispatches, which were alo
reported as having been held up, have been
Minister Wu to-night sent to his Govern
ment the memorandum nddressed to him
bv Acting Secretary Adee.
The Minister accompanied It with an ex
planatory statement, In which he gave tho
reasons why. In his opinion, a compliance
with the represcntitlons of the United
States would ho for tho best Interests of
all. He expects it will take several davs
for the memorandum to reach tho Imperial
The latest nessage sent to MlnWtor
Conger In response to that received from
him Tuesday afternoon was filed for trans
mission last night. Stato Department of
ficials estimate that, allowing for the Inter
ruption of telegraphic communication, tho
time required in deciphering the message
and In framing a reply, at least five (lavs
will elapsd before an answer Is received.
DlNpatch l'rom l'milcr.
Acting Secretary Adee of the State De
partment to-night made public the follow
ing cablegram from Consul Fowler, at Che
Foo. which reached the department at It
"From Che-Poo, August 9 Secretaiy of
State Washington: Morning Sth. Tele
graphed Governor vesterday protesting
against limiting correspondence with Con
ger and requesting Governor to forward
Pekin. Governor telegraphs following:
" 'Received note from Tsting LI Yamen
dated Sth. Yamen Just received edict per
mitting Ministers to have peaceful seciet
telegraphic communications with their
countries. All Ministers at Pekin have tele
grams for transmission to their Govern
ments. It is proposed after dispatching
bame to send originals to Consuls for veri
London Fears, However, Allies
Cannot Keep It Up.
London. Autr. 10. 4 a. m. London DaDers
generally Incline to view the progress to- I
wards Pekin as thus far splendid, but
which cannot be maintained at the present
rapid rate, as the concentration of supplies
and the establishment of bases will cause
The Commissioner of Customs at Shang
hai has received a routine message from Sir
Robert Hart, Director General of Imperial
Customs, showing that tho latter Is still
conducting the business of imperial cus
tomsa rather curious state of affairs
when taken in conjunction with the words:
"Happilv still alive," which ho included
in the dispatch, which was dated Pekin,
ELEPHANT TLIIXKS 1IES
BRITISH VIEW OF
I.ontlou, Aug. 10, 4 a. ni Coin
muunn:; upon Washington's latest
communication to the Chinese
Government, tho Daily Chronicle
describes it as "idyllic diplomacy"
and it declares that the Chinese at
tempts to get the Ministers to
leave Pekin, as described by M.
Pinehon, have convinced every
body, except the Washington of-
fltlnlc 41in4- n fnnrlw nnnlinnttnn
01 foice is the only argument Pe-
Liu can understand. a
Mimoiirl anil Illlnoifl Generally
fnlr l'riiluy untl Saturday: frrslt
Arkiiniutn Jenerally fnlr Friday
nnil Sutiiriln) ; southerly -nlmlx.
1. Cliaffee Reports Yang-Tsun Takn.
Must Cea'-e Tiring on Legations
2. LI Hung Chang Is In Despair.
.1. R. Kendall Shot by Thrashei Hall.
Heat Wave Breaks All Records.
S. moodiest Week of Philippine War.
Rryan and Stev enson Issue an Address.
St. Louisan Writes of Boser Uprising.
J. Race Track Results.
5. Corbett Likes Ruhlin, McGovem Picks
I'oor Water Supply In Iviw-Fressure
Joplln's Successful Street Tair.
Weddings and Society Notes
Bridegroom Could Not Be Best Man.
Democrats Urged to Organize Clubs.
7. To Stop Abuse of ClviIScrvice Men.
Tor Independent Street Car Line.
Fire Caused by Sun's Heat.
Wanted on Charge of Horse Stealing.
S. Republlo Want Ads.
9. New Corporation.
Transfers of Realt).
10. Grain and Produce.
11. rinancial News
12. Won His Bride in Coal-Digging Contest.
Dispensary Physicians Form "Coatlcss
Police Seired Peyton's Goods.
Met Death While They Awaited Him.
Kept Subscriptions for Newsbo)s' Home.
Police Asked to Co-operate.
They Will Make Advance of the
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Chc-Foo, Aug. 5, via Shanghai, Aug. 8
(Cop) right, 1800, by W. R. Hearst )-Ow ing
to the heavy rains, the Pel-Ho has risen
and flooded the country in a way that will
make the advance of the allies extremely
Documents found in the native city of
Ticn-Tein prove the official encouragement
given to the rebels; also that prices were
set on foreigners' heads, the highest fig
ures being tet on those of Americans.
NEW MASSACRES REPORTED.
Five Priests Killed in the Province
Ljons, Aug. 9. The Catholic Journal an
nounces new massacres and a disaster to
the missions In the southeast portion of the
Province of Chl-LI. It ua that fivo prlssts
h&va bten killed.
TOTAL LOSSES OF ALLIES PLACED AT 200.
Another Engagement Reported Near Tien-Tsin
August (i, in Which Japs Were
Forced to Retire.
London. Aug. 10, 4 a. m In the captuie of l'ang-Tsun. the losses of the al
lies, according to a dispatch to the Daily Express from Chc-Foo, dated August
8, purporting to give an account of that engagement, were 1200, the majority of
these being killed.
"The allies marched on Yang-Tsun." sav this report, "at d.tvvn Monday. Tho
position held by 1.D0O Chinese was vvell intrenched to the east of the river.
After four hours heavy lighting the Chinese were driven fiom their defenso
Another dispatch to the same paper, dated Tien-Tsin, August 0, recounts a
reconnaissance that morning by the Japanese beyond Hsi-Ku, the result being
that he enemy was developed in strong force, well fortiilcd at "Wei-Ho. The
Chinese were superior in numbers, and, after facing the Cre of seven guns, the
Japanese retired on Hsi-Ku with three killed and twenty-seven wounded, but
having captured 200 hoises.
Reports Received in Washington.
"Washington, Aug. 0. The following
dispatch has been received at the War
Department from General Chaffee, sent
"Yang-Tsun, Aug. C Yang-Tsun oc
cupied to-day. AVounded: Second Lieu
tenant Frank K. Long, Ninth Infantry,
moderate. Casualties, about sixty men,
Ninth United States Iufautiy, Four
teenth United States Infantry and Bat
tery V, Fifth United States Artillery.
Nearly all from Fourteenth Infantry.
Names later. Many men prostrated by
heat and fatigue. "CHAFFEE."
A dispatch to the Signal Office of the
army here says:
"Che-Foo, Aug. S), Signal". Washing
ton: Aug. C Yang-Tsun captured to
day. Wire up. Need own transporta
A Strategical Vonltlon.
Yang-Tsun Is the town which Ueneral
Chaffee indicated in his dispatch received
late Wednesday as being the objective of
the International forces on their then pend
ing movement. It is at the Junction ot the
Pel-Ho and the railroad leading to Pekin.
Its capture will insure to tho International
troops, it Is hoped, two routes of transpor
talon to Pekln. It 13 17.8 miles from Tlen
Tsln. The capture of Yang-Tsun was the su
preme news of Importance received to-day
on the Chinese situation. It was tho first
objective of the allies.
Army of Fifty Tlionitund.
Hardly Ics Important than General Chaf
fee's dispatch was a dispatch from General
TerauchI, second In command of the Japan
ese staff, sent to the War Office of Japan
and transmitted to the legation here, stating
that the international army would total 50,-
Chinese Marching on Tien-Tsin.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London, Friday, Aug. 10 (Copyright, ISO),
by tho New York Herald Company.) A
special dispatch to the Dally Telegraph,
dated Che-Foo, August 7, records a rumor
that the Chinese are marching on Tien
Tsin, which Is garrisoned by a small de
tachment of American troops. The at
tacking force is supposed to be operating'
from tho south, where a Chinese nrmy of
considerable strength was located coinci
dent with the advance of the allies from
I10AERS AUE TEN MILES SOUTH.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Che-Foo, Aug. 2 (Cop) right. 1900. by the
New York Herald Company.) The Boxers
are In strong force ten miles south of
Tlen-Tsln. They are murdering, pillaginc
and committing various atrocltlis.
It is reported that Prince Tuan hni left
Pekln and joined General Sung in his po
sition twenty miles southward.
The Dowaser Empress, having Issued an
imperative command for the reoccupatlon
ot Tlen-Tsln and Taku, this step shows a
d( termination to stop the advance of the
allies, but It may be Tuan's scheme to ts
cape. A native Colonel who fought against the
Boxers and protected Christians sixty miles
south of here has been dismissed by im
AMEIUCAAS LACK SLUGEOAS.
SPECIAL BV CABLE.
Tlen-Tsln, Aug. 2, via Ciie-I'oo, Thursday,
Aug. 9. (Copv right, 1500. b) the New York
Herald Company.) -Major Blddle and two
companies ot American marines and Cap
tain Rellly's battery have arrived. The
Sixth Cavalry disembarked at Taku yester-
Germany to Send
Berlin, Aug. 9 Tho number of volunteers
from the army reserves who have signified
their willingness to go to China Is said to
bo 120,000. From this number It is under
stood that a corps not exceeding 20.000 will
be formed. A portion of the corps will
leave within a fortnight, or 'as soon as the
Cabinet meeting called for to-morrow shall
have given consent to the project,
A high official of the German Foreign
Ofllce, discussing the military situation In .
-.Imi tr-flnt inl(l" f
"Judging from all information received I
am inclined to think that the advance on
Berlin, Aug. 9 Field Marshal Count von
Waldersee was interviewed this evening by
the correspondent of the Associated Press
shortly after his arrival In Berlin.
"My appointment," said General von Wal
dersee," Is due entirely to the initiative of
Emperor William. I shall start for China,
going probably by way of San Francisco,
In a short time. Countess von Waldersee
will accompany me to the United States."
The German Foreign Ofllce told the As
sociated Press correspondent this evening
that the consent of the other Powers had
been virtually secured to the selection of
Count von Waldersee as commander-in-chief.
THIS GOVEKME.T TO ACQUIESCE.
Washington, Aug. 9. A member of tho
Cabinet said to-day that there was no
question as to the acquiescence of this
Government in the selection of Field Mar
thai Waldersee as the commander-in-chief
of the allied forces tn the Chinese campaign.
It tho Count's appointment to command the.
German troops meant such selection. Tho
appointment, it wu mggeited, doubtlau
00u men on August 13, at which time the real
advance on Pekin would begin. General
Terauchl's dispatch stated that on the 4th.
when it was forwarded, the ndvance had not
jet begun. This was at first incomprehen
sible. In view of the fact that fighting had
actually occurred. But the later statement
that the International force would total 50,
000 men on the 13th appears to make clear
General Terauchl's meaning and to reconcile
it with General Chaffee's dispatches. The
present movement of some 1G,000 men doubt
less is viewed in the light of a reconnolssanco
In force, the main movement of the army of
CO.OuO to follow on the 15th. This makes clear
meaning of General Chaffee's1 dispatch that
Yang-Tsun was the objective point.
Yung-Tunn an Advance Haar.
The War Department here has been con
siderably puzzled over the statement of an
objective point far short of Pekin. It would
appear, however, from General Terauchl's
dispatch that, tha first force of 16,000 men
having opened up communications to Yang
Tsun. brought forward supplies and estab
lished this advance base, tho way would
then be clear for the advance of the larger
force on the 15th. The capture of Yang
Tsun is, therefore, an important strategic
branch of the fast-maturing military .plans.
The place Is almost a quarter of the way to.
Colonel Scrlven's statement. "Wire up,"
contains much meaning1, at It is accepted as
showing that there Is direct telegraphic
communication with the army in the field.
Aside from the assurance this gives of
speedy transmission of news from the front,
it gives the additional assurance that the
line of communication is Intact back to the
first base of operations. The capture of
Yang-Tsun on the day following the battla
of Pel-Ts-ing- Is regarded as a highly suc
cessful military achievement, especially in
view of the fact that It was looked upon as
a stronghold whoe capture might give tho
foreigners considerable trouble.
day. A gale at Taku delayed the landing of
the American artillery and cavalry.
Two battalions of the Ninth and one of
the Fourteenth Infantry and the American
murines have had orders to join In the ad
vance Twenty-nine men of the Fifth Infantry
are on the sick list.
The American forces lack a signal corps
A prominent American officer said to-day
that re-enforcements were required to make
the advance successfully.
A meeting of the generals to decide upon
a plan for a concerted attack on the Chi
nese position has been postponed till to
morrow because the Russian General is un
able to attend to-day.
Meantime the Japanese and Russljns aro
pushing their advance guard forward.
Chinese cavalry made an attack on a
Russian guard at Hsi-Ku this morning, but
fled before fifty Cossacks.
Six miles north of Hsi-Ku the Chinese are
strengthening their position.
The British ordered to advance consist of
1.SC0 Indian and 300 Welsh troops.
LOSS US OL TUB AI.MIX
London. Aug. 9. The flooded country be
yond Pel-Tsang- adds lmmeasureably to tho
difficulty of the progress of the allies toward
Pekln. This news reaches the Shanj-hai
correspondents from Tleii-T.sin, with state
ments to the effect that the situation at
Tlen-Tsln is again perilous owing to the as
sembling of Chinese troops within striking
The losses of the allies In the recent oper
ations are now said to be 1M0 men, ot which '
number the Russians lost M0, the Japanese
410, and the British 1J0.
Pekm is not In procress. Probably the
purpose of the Pei-Tsung fight was to
secure a pirt t the advance line. Including
Yang-Ti'in. There was probably also tha
other consideration ot protecting the hin
terland of Tlcn-Tsin."
Lieutenant General Bechir, In the Lokal
Anzelger, declares that the allied forctti
thus far in China, an- not sufficient to cap
tare and hold Pekln In the present circum
stances, t.-.klng Into account the climate,
the cordition of the road'', and the Inunda
tion. Von Waldersee.
largely tn augment Its forces in China In
the near future.
WILY CHINESE STATESMEN.
Missionary Kas White Diplomats
Aie Xo Match for Them.
Vancouver, British Columbia. Aug. 9. Tho
Reverend Jonathan Lees, head of the Lon
don Missionary Society, arrived from Tlen
Tsln on the steamship Empress ot India. Ha
said that but for the Chinese converts, many
missionaries would have been killed. They
were Invaluable during the siege. They
built all the barricades under a rain ot
He severely scored the foreign diplomats
who, he says, are babies besides the wily
Chinese. As an Instance of how little th
European representatives know of the wajs
of the native rulers, he said that the day
berorc Pekln was closed, 8lr Claudo Mac
Donald persuaded some ladles who mn
vlsitlne him that there nai no tanr nd
tbx mixht sa wU proline Xhtix Tlitt.
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