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A FLYING COLUMN.
Russians, Japs and
Dispatch Describing the
Advance From Yang-
London, Ail?. 13, 4 a. m. It is report
ed from Paris that the allies are w ithia
sixteen miles of Pekin.
A Che-Poo dispatch is printed, say
ins: that they were within twenty-seven
miles of the goal on Saturday.
Continuing the report of the arrival of
the international forces at Ho-SI-Wu
(also written Hohsi-Wu), the Daily
Mail's correspondent adds:
"The Chinese offered little real opposi
tion. The arrival of the allies frustrated
a determined attempt to divert the
course of the river. The heat is intense,
but the health of the troops is good."
A St Petersburg special to the Xews
"The latest news from General Lino
vitch, commanding the Russian troops
in the Province of Fe-Chi-Li, is that the
:illie. after the capture of Yang-Tsun
took one day's rest and then, on August
7. a vanguard was formed, consisting of
one Siberian regiment, one regiment or
Hothuia Cossacks, three battalions of
Japanese infantry, oue Japanese sapper
company and one American mounted
"In spite of the condition of the road
this column pioceeded by forced march
es about eleven and one-half versts to
wanl Pokin. encountering at Xau-Tsai-Tung.
about foitj-ulne miles from the
capital, a Chinese detachment, which
fouzlit for an hour and a half. Finally
liuuChinese thrpw 'lrfrvv t'"lr nrm nT"1
fled in a panic.
"When this news was sent back all
the allies started forward in three
columns, with Cossacks in front and on
"The allied troops," bays the St.
Petersburg conespondent of the Times,
"having on August 1 occupied Ho-Si-"Wu.
have now moved on toward Mu
Chang, without meeting great opposi
tion. The artillery is being moved satis
factorily, in spite of the bad roads,
which the Japanese are engaged in re
pairing. "The Chinese are now concentrated at
Hsing-Hoh-Sien, where fighting may be
SPECIAL BY CABLE. ,
Che-Foo, Sunday, Aug. 12, Tia Shang
hai, Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Copyright, 1900,
by the New York Herald Company.) A
telegram received at noon Saturday says
that the allies have arrived within
twenty-seven miles of Pekin.
The enemy were seen, but retreated
There has been no fighting since the
battle at Yang-Tsnn.
CONFUSION AMONG ALLIES.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Tlen-Tsln, Aug. 6, via Shanghai, Tuesday.
Aug. It Copyright, 1900, by the New York
Kerala Company.) Great confusion attend
ed the advance of the allied troops with the
exception of the Japanese.
The advance besan at 3 o'clock In the
morning. Under cover of three batteries of
artillery, two reslments of Japanese In
fantry crossed the open in the darkness
and the Chinese at once opened a heavy
tiro upon them.
' The plan was that the Japanese should
occupy the extreme left, supported by the
British and the Americans on the right and
tho Russians across tho river. The Brit
ish and Americans came up late, remain
ing In the rear of tho Japanese firing lino
and spread from our extreme left to tho
river. They carried three series of Chinese
trenches, killing several hundred Chinese
troops. About 150 Japanese were killed
The Japanese, still leading, and advancing
bejond tho village of Pel-Tsang, the other
troops were unable to catch up.
Four thousand Japanese w ere In the tight
to-day and nine guns were captured. In
the advance General Fukushlma's plan was
followed, fifteen miles were covered and
scouts reported that tho Chinese were re
treating north under twele fl3gs, about
6.000 strong. This was probably the rear
guard. They might have been cut off and
annihilated If the Bengal Lancers had been
on hand at tho right time.
The road was fairly good and dry. The
villages along the line of march are de
serted and growing crops afford abundant
forage for the pack animals.
From Pcl-Tsang to Yang-Tsun there was
no opposition. It was expected that the
Chinese would make a stand at the latter
President McKlnley's refusal to consider
Li Huns Chang's proposal meets with the
warm approval of the Americans In China;
also of tho army.
London, Aug. 14. A special dispatch
from Yang-Tsun, dated August 7, reports
the arrival of supplies there sufficient to last
twelve days. The dispatch adds that recon
nolssanccs show the Chinese are demoral
ized and have fled toward Pekin.
The American signal men are keeping the
telegraph wire Intact along the line of
march in the face of great difficulties.
About 60 per cent of tho wounded are pro-
Cantlnncd on Page Two.
O -2 :J. UjJIfcA ..'
THE THEATRICAL SFEHLiLBIIiTIDEK.
Oil 1 AS
Railway Magnate Expired Sud
denJy in the Night With
HEALTH HAD BEEN EXCELLENT.
Millionaire and Family on a
Summer Outfng at Lake
Racquette, N. Y.
Racquette Like. X. Y.. Aug. 14 C. P.
Huntington, president of the Southern Pi
citic Railroad Conpanj. died at his camp
Ij.ie Knot, in the Adirondack, nt about
Apparently well, on retiring, at U o'clock,
he was taken suddenly with a cnoking
spell, which was quite common with him.
and in as net thought to be "serious: but he
As soon as the seriousness of thr attack
was realized, a me'sengtr wis dispatched
to the nfIi;hloring camp of Cov error Louns
berry for a, doctor, and he was on hand In
half an hour. Mr. Iiuntlngton illfd without
gaining consciojsn'vs. -ot more thin three
quarters of an hour havitg passed between
tho attack and his. de.iih.
Mrs Huntington and Mr. Hunt nf-t tin's
secretary. G E Mile.- were at his beside
at the time of his death
narly in the daj. Monday. Mr. Huntlnaton
appeared to be enjo:. ins; tho bi-st nf h.-iwv.
walking about his preserves and taking r!
trip on his private steamer, the Oneonta;
and ho remarked to his friend-, that he was
feeling unusually viell.
His adopted son. Archer M. Hunt'nglon
was notified early this morning, and is ex
pected to join Mrp. Huntin-iloi.
After much difficult and delay the new 3
of the death was delivered to W Won
Durant, who was jointly connected with
Mr. Huntington In the Racquotte Lake Rail
way. Mr. Durant will contribute his hoat,
teams and serv.i.its toward making the Ural
arrangements for the deposition of the
Mr. Huntington, wife and servants ar
rived at Durant on Frlil.iv. Jlnnisi 1ft , !
their private car. The steamer Oneonta was
awaiting their armal at the wharf tn rnn-
vey them to their mountain home, Pino
Ki ot Camp.
Heart dlseaso was the direct cause of
Mr. Huntington's death. The body is to
be conveyed to the Huntington resideneo
In New York.
A special train bearing the body will leive
Clearwater at S.S0 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing, arriving at Utlca at about 11 o'clock,
and will proceed to New York at once.
The time for the funeral has not yet been
THE XEWS IX XEW YORK.
New York. "Aug. 14. Mr. Huntington's
private secretary, J. K. Gates, received a
message at his residence, the Hotel Ma
jestic, this city, this morning announcing
the sudden death of the millionaire.
Trlends of the Huntlngto.ii family in this
city at once sent a cab egram to London
addressed to the Princess HatzMdt, the
adopted daughter of Mr. Huntington, an
nouncing the death of her father.
A dispatch received from Lordon by tho
Associated Preis said the Princess Hatz
feldt was booked to sail for the United
States on board the steam t Majestic Au
Mr. Huntington's death raa little effect
on the general stock mancct. iven his own
stocks, chief among winch was Southern
Pacific, were hardly disturb?!. Some large
lots of Southern Pacific came out in the
Initial transactions, but they were prompt
ly taken by banking mte:est3 known to
represent the late millionaire, and as a re
sult the price of Southern Pacific soon ral
lied from its ono point decline.
It seemed to be the general opinion of
those conversant with Mr. Huntington's af
fairs that he had left his properties In such
shape as to permit of easy handling by
Southern Pacific Rallied.
A meeting of the Southern Pacific inter
ests and certain prominent banking Inter
ests was held early to-day. The Southern
Pacific road and other corporations all
carry large deposits In this city and are
frequently in tho money market. Itseemed
to be the opinion of the bankers at to-day's
conference that no apprehension need be
felt because of Mr. Huntington's death.
"Wall street estimates the fortune of Mr.
Huntington at from $10,000,000 to JM.000,000.
Mr. Huntington at the time of his death
was president and director of the Southern'
Pacific Company; president and director of
the Pacific Mall Steamshio Company of
California; director ot the California Pacific
Railioid; diiector of the G llveston. Har-
ri3burg and San Antonio Railroad Com-
. h.Tnv nrnel.lmit qn l..n.n i j...
mala Central Railroad Company, and di
rector also In the following: Gulf, Western
Texas and Pacillc Railroad Company, Louis
iana Western Railroad Compai y, Mexican
International Railroad Company, Morgan's
LouIsI.hu and Texas Railroad and Steam
ship Company, Newport News I,!ght and
Water Company, New York, Texas and
Mexican Railroad Company, Old Domluluii
Steamship Company, Old Dominion Land
Company, Oregon ahd California Ralliod
Company, Western Union Telegiaph Com
pany, Detroit Gas Company, Fuente Coal
Company and Metropolitan Trust Company
of this city.
Story of His llusj- Life.
Collis Potter Huntington wus a self-made
man. He was born in Harrington, Conn.,
October 22. 1S21, the firth son of a fanner.
He was descended from the Huntinglons
who wcro the progenitors of Samuel Hunt
ington, the signer of the Declaration of In
dependence, and other distinguished men.
Thero were nine children in the Hunlii g
ton family, and Collis was brought up as
the average farmer's son, with more Iiouis
devoted to hard work than to study. Four
months of each jear he attended the vil
lage school, and when 14 jears old his
school days came to an end and he waa
hired out to work on a farm, receiving $7
a month as wages.
With natural business instinct, he saed a
small sum of money and went to New 1'ork
where he obtained credit for a modest in
voice of goodfa. For six jears he traveled
through the South and West, selling his
goods and paying all his bills promptly.
This experience proved of greut value to
him later in his railroad enterprises, for he
became thoroughly acquainted with the
topography of the country.
By tho time he had reached his majority
Collis Huntington had saved a considerable
sum of money, and he Invested his little
fortupe in general merchandise and with
ono of his brothers as partner opened a
store In Oneonta, N. Y. The business pros
pered. In spite of the prophecies to the con
trary, based on the almost reckless way
that Collis Huntington gave credit. But he
said ho believed it a good thing to put
some trust in human nature, and the firm
seldom had a bad debt on Us hands. Two
of Mr. Huntington's early business mottoes
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kr 'iM'PMiSmi-. - f''--'" ? - - - 'i y-t$4 ,-V,,v fm&
were: "Trust all In all, or not at all," and,
"A man will fill the niche you put him In."
Start fur CuIIfornlu.
In 1S43 Mr. Huntington left his brother in
charge of the big store, and, drawing out
$1,200 set out for the California gold fields.
Thousands had preceded him, but he was
herculean in strength and stature and con
fident of finding wealth where othcr'i had
fOur.d it. Ha went bv the Isthmus, and
probably no man was better fitted by na
ture and training to take up the hard work.
Not a drop of liquor had eer touched his
lips an.l he was equally unfamiliar with
Delayed for many days on the Isthmus,
joung Huntington, did not indulge in dissi
pation as manj of his companions did, but
traded such commodities among the travel
era and natives as they tound use for.
When he took passage for San Francisco his
$1,J00 had grown to $3,200, the addition hav
ing been made b his shrewd business deal
ings in three months.
Oiiciiqil store In Siicrnmonto.
In the full of 1S1U begun Collis Hunting
ton's business career in California. In Sac
ramento he pitched a tent and sold nec
esaiy articles of all sorts to the miners.
The constant and Increasing demand for
shovels, picks and hardware generally led
the enterprising joung merchant to engage
finally In this line of business. With the
need of carrying a larger stock of goods Mr.
Huntington took advantage of the cheaper
freight of sailing vessels that came around
About this time he formed an association
with Mark Hopkins, which lasted for
twenty-five years, until tho death of Mr.
I'lmiB the Central Pacific.
As early as 1S49 Mr. Huntington was- en
thusiastic over the project of trie completion
of a railway over the Sierra Xevaaa Mount
ains. The project seemed In those days so
nearly an impossibllty that Mr. Huntington
and his associates were called "Pacific-railroad
crazy." But Mr. Huntington went
steadily on, and 1SG1 saw the Central Pa
cific Railroad Company, of California a bona
fide corporation, with Collis Huntington as
the moving spirit. Mr. Huntington succeed
ed in Interesting financiers and lawmakers
in the East, and made a contract with the
Government to construct a railroad and
telegraph line from the Pacific Coast to a
point where it would meet tho Union Pa
cific Railroad. Mr. Huntington telegraphed
Continued on Face Three.
American 3Iinister So
Describes Position of
British and American
BY EDWIN WILDMAX.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Che-Foo, Aug. 14. (Copyright. 1000,
by W. It. Hearst.) Consul Itagsdale has
just received a cipher dKpateh by run
ner from Minister Conger. It wiys:
"The situation is more critic.il. The
Chinese Government is trying to force
us to leave Pekin. It is impossible till
TWO MESSAGES WITHHELD.
London, Aug. 15, 4 a. m. Yesterday
the Chinese Minister here transmitted
to the British Foreign Office another
message from the Britisli Minister in
Pekin, Sir Claude MacDonald, the con
tents of which the officials have thus
far refused to make public.
(Minister Wu, at Washington, yesterday
transmitted to the State Department an
other message from Minister Conger, and it
Is significant that in the case of the Ameri
can Mln'ster's message exactly the same
procedure was follo.wcd by the United
States Government in suppressing the dis
patch as marked the report of the British
MlnNter to his home office.)
CHINA FEARS HUMILIATION.
Washington. Ajg. 14 China is making a
last effort to get the Ministers out of Pekin,
to escape the humiliation of having the
Imperial City entered by an international
escor nnd, it Is believed, would even pledie
the personal responsibility cf the Empress
Dowager for the Fafety of the envois under
the Chinese guard.
The Ministers have refused .to depart and
will hold out as best they can, with the
assistance or the legation KUards, until the
International forces are able to effect their
Major General Chaffee" has been Informed
of the situation In Pekin and has been di
rected to do all in his power to expedite
the advance of the relief expedition.
Thee are the developments of the day in
the Chinese situation.
While the exact terms of the message re
ceived from Minister Conger to-day cinnot
be learned. It is understood that It deals
with the efforts of the Chinese to Induce
the Ministers to leave Pekin before the ar
rival of the International forces. It might
not be too sttons to say that the Imperial
authorities are trvlng to force the lnmute-
of the legations to go. The message re
news the assurance that the Ministers will
not depart, but will hold out until they are
relieved by the taking of Pekin by the In
ternational foices or bj an agreement be
tween the Chinese authorities and the com
maiiGi'rs cf the relief expedition for the
peaceable cnt: Into the city of an escort
of foreign troops.
ConKer'H Coarse Approved.
A cable d!patch was sent to Minister
Conger this evening, approving his course,
adv'slng him of the advance made by the
relief expedition and urging him to hold
out a little longer. A copy of the Conger
message was transmitted to General Chaf
fee for his guidance.
A second message from Minister Conger
was received to-day through Consul Fowler
at Che-Foo. It had been so mangled In
transmission, however, that the cipher could
not be translated into Intelligible English.
It was returned to the cable company to be
repeated and corrected.
It is evident to the authorities here that
the one thing which China dreads above all
Is the entry of the International troops or
any part of them Into Pekin. Not only is
pressure being brought to bear upon the
Ministers to induce them to leave the city
under a Chinese escort, but their Govern
ments are being urged to consent to this
method of getting them out. The Imperial
authorities are especiilly anxious to have
the United States accept a guarantee for tho
safe delivery of, the Ministers out of the
It Is urged that the Powers should trust
China so far as to permit the Ministers
to be escorted out of the city and delivered
to the international troops outside of the
walls, and that no humiliating conditions,
such as requiring the city gates to be
thrown open to an army of foreign troops,
should be imposed.
This appeal to keep the foreign escort
out of the city has had no effect on this
Government up to the present. Thero has
been no change whatever In the conditions
Imposed In the memorandum delivered to
Minister Wu on Sunday, and the other
Powers have approved the course adopted
by the United States.
The Republic Bureau.
11th St. and i'eniisjlvnnla Ave.
Washington, Aug. H. "The Department
of State announces that a message from
Minister Conger has been received, but of
uncertain date and not In reply to the tele
gram sent to him on August S. It will not
be made public."
The above statement was Issued by tno
State Department this afternoon, and was
the subject of much discussion In official cir
cles. It was felt that news of great mo
ment must be contained in the dlspitch to
cause Its suppression, when the whole Amer
ican people are eager for even the smallest
piece of information from tho besieged lega
tions In Pekin. It can be stated positively,
however, that the message indicated no
change in the situation at the Chinese capi
tal, as far as the Ministers were concerned.
Continued on Page Tno.
DR. EDXA TERRY,
The Methodist missionary, who Is either shut up in Pekin or l a victim of the Boxers
In a far-away mission. She is the daughter of an Illinois divine. Several interesting
letters from her pen descriptive of Chlneselife In the Interior of the Empire and also
relating early Incidents of the Boxer movement, have appeared in The Republic.
Member of Parliament Receives Advices That
Ministers Will Be Given Up "Negotia
tions Under Wa"
I-ondon. Aug. 11 A member of Parlia
ment who is an authority on Chinese af
fairs cajs that negotiations are In progress
between the Government of China and the
allied forces looking o the handing over
of all foreigners now in Pekin to the Eu
ropean and American armies.
The main point to be decided is as to the
point where the transfer shall be made
inside or outside the Pekin walls.
When the foreigners are safe, say the
advices. Earl 1.1 Hung Chang will present
to the representatives of the European
Governments a plan of settlement of all
the tioubles and will offer to Indemnify all
the Powers, with particular refe-rence to
Germany, and ngree to puntsh all officials
who have In any way countenanced the
V Is very likely that a reorganized Gov
ernment will supplant the Manchus, by the
appointment of n number of native Viceroys
who will act under one head a European
who will be named by the Powers. The
Viceroys will be held responsible for the
government of the Province over which
they will prcldo by the European Govern
ments, and many reforms will be Instituted
after the plans outlined by Sir Robert Hart.
It Is taken for granted that the present
ImperlJl Government cannot survive the
shock It has just sustained, and the fact Is
re-cOcjnized that, while China can be gov
erned only by Chinese, the Powers will per
mit such government, but will keep close
watch on the appointees.
Among the changes which probably will
be made are the removal of the capital from
Pekin to Shanghai and the disarmament of
the Chinese soldiery
Notes are now being exchanged between
tho different European Powers and the
Washington Government on the liens here
INDEMNITIES FOR FAMILIES.
Course the United States Will Pur
sue iu China.
Washington, Aug. 14. A high official said
to-day that the Indemnity which the United
States would demand for every American
citizen killed or maimed by the Chinese dur
ing tho present trouble would be sufficient
to comfortably support their families for the
remainder of their lives.
"This Government does not want a Prov
ince, a town, a village or a single square
foot of Chinese territory as indemnity," paid
the official, who Ig close to the President.
"There is but one indemnity which they
can give our people and that is a monetary
indemnity to the families of their American
victims. For every one of these China
must pay a sufficient bum to keep their
families from want during their lives. This
Government will exact assurances of a sat
isfactory character that such a state of af
fairs as now exists in China shall not again
occur. The nature of these assurances will
be determined later. Tho collection of In
demnity may provo difficult and It may be
decided, although so far the proposition has
not been considered, to station warships In
the harbors of the principal cities and offl
clils within the cities to watch the revenues
and protect the interests! of the United
States. If need be, by taking charge of such
revenues and reserving some portion of
them to apply to tho Indemnity.
"In addition to requiring assurances of a
restoration of order and the strictest pre
cautions to prevent a similar state of af
fairs In the future, a small body of trcop3
may be necessary to protect the officials
stationed at these ports. If this plan should
be adopted the different allies dountless will
"Effort will be made, of course, to trace
the responsibility for the recent outrages,
but it will be a difficult task, as there will
be little disposition among the Chinese to
tell the truth, especially when It would Im
plicate one of their number. The Chinese
cannot be punished indiscriminately for the
atrocities, but wherever such offense is fixed
on an individual, high or low, hl3 punish
ment will be required. If It can be shown
that orders for the hostilities were issued
by the Empress Dowager or tno Emperor
their deposition Is certain and another Gov
ernment will be set up. If Tuan Is proved
to have ordered the outrages, the severest
punishment will be accorded him."
"YOUR HOLIEST POSSESSIONS."
Striking Cartoon Printed in a Ger
Berlin. Aug. It Simpllclsjlmu the comio
paper, has to-day a striking cartoon repre
senting the Chinese soldier? firing Krupp
cannon upon the allies. The motto is:
"People of Europe: There you have your
holiest possesFions again."
This la a parody on the motto appended
to Emperor William's famous drawing of
"The Yellow Peril."
Tho latest Issue of the Zukunft has been
confiscated by the police for an article en
titled "The Battle With the Dragon," con
taining lese majeste.
Marseilles Steamship Firemen Tie
I'p Ocean Commerce.
Marseilles. Aug. H. The strike of tha
firemen of the Transatlantic Steamship
Company, which besan here Sunday morn
ing. Is spreading. The number of strikers
Is now 3W. Some 3.000 civilian travelers are
awaiting the departure of various vessel!".
as well ns 600 officers and troops of the
China expeditionary force
In spite of the strike, however, the French
transport Alexandre left at 3 o'clock this
afternoon for Algeria, where she will em
bark troops ordered to Taku.
MUxonrl Generally fair Wednesday
and Thursdny; -variable tvlndn.
Illln! Generally fair Wednesday,
and Thnmday; Unlit to fresh south
Arkansas Generally fair Wednes
day nnd Thursday; light southerly
1. To Force Envoys to Depart.
Death of C. P. Huntington.
2. Captain McCalla Foresees Danger.
Germany and France May Protest.
3. Ingalls Going Home to Die.
Jury Instructed in Powers Case.
4. John Robbing Shot from Ambush.
British Pressing De Wet.
Saved Her from a Maniac's Fury.
He Looked Too Young.
Do Not Believe Street Is Dead.
Six Cases" Against Peyton.
Unions "Withdraw the Fine.
G. Unique Meeting of Endeavorers.
Mother's Sorrow Turned to Joy.
Swallowed Her Diamond.
Held Court on a Train.
6. Race Trade Results.
Ball Players In an Exciting Fight.
7. Fitzsimmons and Sharkey Matched.
Politics In Missouri.
Sedalia Making Preparations.
9. The Railroads.
10. Republic Want Ads.
11. New Corporations.
Real Estate Transfers.
12. Grain and Produce.
13. Financial News.
ltTIospltal BUI Goes to the Mayor.
Killed "While Protecting His Mothor.
Doctor Fletcher Will Serve In China.
Not Connected With Dynamiting.
Crops Injured by Heat and Drought,
Typographical Union Convention, -
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