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ST. LOUIS. MO., THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1900.
REJECTED. CHINESE REPORT ALLIES ARE AT PERIN.
Through Goodnow He
Offered Escort for
tive Doesn't Trust
The3' Are Mangled So as
to Confuse Home
Viilifnir4mt .irr 1 ". T)llW1ll CiinHl
General Goodnow, Li Hung Chang to-dny
proposed to the State Department the de
livery of the foreign Ministers to the allies
outside of Pekln.
1.1 Hung Chang expressed confidence thai
If his plans were adopted the Minister
would not be harmrd. They would, lie
ijld. be received at the legation by an im
perial guard sufficiently strong to prevent
s-uccessful attack by Boxers or other evil
disposed persons, and at a designated point
outside, of the city would be delivered to a
Accompanying the dispatch was a sug
gestion made by Consul General Goodnow
that no faith should bo placed in the Chi
nese promise of protection.
Acting Secretary of State Adee carried the
proposition to the "War Department, and it
was considered by Secretary Root. A reply
was drawn up and transmitted to Mr. Good
nnw for nresentatlon to Li Hung Chang,
rejecting the proposal, and reiterating the
declaration made to Minister Wu Ting Fang
on Sundav that the Chinese Government
rm.;t on-iraerate with the military com
manders to permit the entry of a forc:gn ,
escort into the city of 1'eKKi ar.u its depart
ure with the Ministers and those under their
Xo Cessation of Hostilities.
LI Hung Chang wanted a cessation of
hostilities pending discussion of the details
of the delivery of the Ministers to the for
eign troops, but there will be no temporizing
by this Government. Conditions in Pekln
are so grave that every means is being
taken to hasten tho arrival of the relief ex
pedition before the imperial city.
Minister Conger's dispatch, which came
through Minister Wu yesterday evening,
showed such a serious situation. Indicated
so conclusively that the Chinese Govern-jr-cnt
wap eolns --fijcrr,asih-tQ-A2rco.'
"he"111nlrter3 'to departrnanttiar-tfie Min
isters had so nearly exhausted their means
of further protection, that the officials hero
do not proposo to consider any proposition
for armistice until accompanied, by an in
vitation for a foreign escort to enter the
It was pointed out to-day that the British
Legation, in which the Ministers, foreigners
and native converts are besieged. Is in the
center of Pekin, and that to get without
the city wall tho Ministers will have to
pass through two miles of densely popu
lated sections, completely under the domina
tion of the Boxers. Pekin. outside the Im
perial city. In a hotbed of anarchists, and
the conduct of tho imperial troops in the
past lends small hope that ngalnst the at
tacks of Boxers they would defend the Min
isters. Lives HnnK on n, Thrcnd.
It Is stated by officials thoroughly fa
miliar with the contents of the Conger
message that the lives of the foreigners
hang on a thread and that the greatest
care must be taken to prevent a slip
which might precipitato their destruction.
While Minister Conger said nothing to
Indicate that the Chinese were using ar
tillery In attacking the legations. It Is
known that he pointed cut that rltle firing
had not ceased, and in a message through
Consul Ragtdale and Consul Fowler, he
called attention to the fart that the situa
tion Is growing morn critical and that the
Chinese were persisting in their efforts to
force the envoys f leave the city.
While Minister Conger apparently has
had no great difficulty In getting dispatches
through to Washington and the Chinese
Government lias, consequently. Insisted
that free communication exists. It is never
theless a fact that not one word has been
receheil from him indicating that he has
received the instructions sent to him a
week ago or any other message from
The Interesting fact became known to
day that messages In addition to those
through the Chinese Minister and American,
officials in China, have been received al
most dally by the State Department direct
from Mr. Conger by way of Tsi-Xan, somo
of which cannot be fully deciphered.
It Is feared by the authorities here that
dippatches to Mr. Conger have been held
up by tho Chinese Government, it having
no desire that he should receive instruc
tions which might give the lie to represen
tations which the Tsung Li Yamcn has
made to the Ministers in efforts to Induce
them to leave Pekin. This would be in keep
ing with tho treacherous representations
hitherto made, and the authorities are led
to such a conclusion by the advice with
which they have already been furnished.
It is, therefore, with a great deal of sat
isfaction that the officials of the Govern
ment read Mr. Conger's declaration of his
purpose to remain In Pekin, and know that
he fullv realizes the danger of leaving the
position which the Ministers occupy.
tt Is nresumed by tho officials that Li
Hung Chang made representations to the
Consuls of other Powers Identical with
that submitted to this Government through
Consul General Goodnow. The reply of the
United States will certainly be commu
nicated to tho Powers.
A high official of the State Department
said this evening that tho Powers were
working In complete harmony to effect the
rescue of the Ministers.
DISPATCHES HELD UP.
The Republic Bureau,
Hth St. and 1'cnns.i lvanla Ave.
Washington, Aug. 15. Again China is tam
pering with the official dispatches of the
United States. This conclusion has been
forced uroii this Government, and Minister
Wu Ting Fang has been made acquainted
with the suspicions that have been aroused.
It is believed that the Chinese authorities'
have conliscated every dispatch forwarded
from Washington to Minister Conger except
possibly the two or three whose transmis
sion was especially undertaken by Minister
For more than two weeks not a word has
been received from Minister Conger to Indi
cate that any of the telegrams sent from
here have reached him. These messages
were. In almost every Instance, framed so
that the reply would show whether or not
the original had been delivered, and Minis
ter Conger's answers- have Elvea not so
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French Protest Causes Britain to
Hesitate and Victoria's Troops
Have Not Yet Landed at
i-' Crisis ResSfts.
SPECIAL BY CABLK.
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The majority of the foreign population here
is amazed at the news which has reached
u. namely, that the Brlti-h Foreign Office
is listening to the French protest, which
arises out of jealousy, and is ordering the
stoppage of the landing of Indian troops at
The crort has had a disastrous effect on
tho Cr .n.se. who construe it as a confes
sion of teir lest offense might be caused to
The critical situation in Chung-Kiang Is
much exaggerated. All is quiet.
London. Aug. 10. The Times has the fol
lowing dispatch from Shanghai, dated
"The Viceroy has withdrawn his opposi
tion to the landing of Hiltish troops on
condition that this does not entail the pres
ence of other forces, but instructions! have
been received from tho Itrlt'sh Govern
ment that disembarkation Is to await fur.
ther orders. The fact Is generally known
that Great Britain is hesitating. The pub
lie. official and unofficial, is unanimously oC
the opinion that withdiawal at this stage
would be deplorable and would produce the
IVl'EMJEI) AS ItETAMATIOX.
Washington. Aug. 1.". KusIn's occupa
tion of Xew-Chwang, without adequate
reason, caused the decision to land troops
at Shanghai, in which Great Britain is sup
ported by Japan. Germany apparently is
paying no heed to Russian action In tho
Xorth. but objects to Great Britain's policy
at Shanghai, and proposes to offset it by
stationing a squardon there and landing
troops to protect her Interests.
This important information, just received
in an official quarter here, presents a com
prehensive view of the attitude of four of
the principal Powers interested in the Chi
nese situation with respect to the treaty
ports of the Empire.
Great Britain's purpose to land troops in
Shanghai is declared to be intended to offset
Russia's action In the North.
Because it is against her Interests to
have the great Yang-tsc-Kiang region pass
under the control of Great Britain. France
opposed the landing of British troops at
In view of tho determination of the
American Government not to Interfere with
the action of Great Britain and Kussla in
landing troops at the ports named, the
Powers are thu-i divided with respect to
thi3 portentous complication in the interna
Great Britain and Japan oppose the oc
cupation of Xew-Chwang by Russians, and
the former Power has landed or proposes
to land troops at Shanghai to counterbal
ance the Czar's move in the Xorth.
Russia, Germany and France object to
Great Britain's action at Shanghai, while
the St. Petersburg Government will not
withdraw and thus remove all reason for
the policy of the British Government in
the South. The United States remain neu
tral. Japan AroiiHcd.
The occupation of Xcw-Chwans by Rus
sia has aroused great excitement in Japan.
It took place, according to information re
ceived here, on August -I. There were a
few Boxers on the outskirts of the town,
but their operations were unimportant, and
it was unnecessary for the Russians to oc
cupy the port "for the protection of for
eign interests," as their Government al
leges. Instead of leaving the administration of
the port, the levying of customs dues, etc.,
in tho hands of the Chinese officials, it is de
clared that the Russian commander, who
acted In accordance with instructions from
nis superior General, took aver the munici
pal government, administered justice in the
courts and ins'talled Russian officials to col
lect the customs duties. Russia, in fact, ex
tended her sovereignty pver the port.
This procedure in the face of repeated
Russian declarations that the Czar had no
designs upon New-Chwang, has deeply in
censed the Japanese Government because of
Its apprehension that the act of her great
northern rival Is simply preparatory to the
extension of Russian sovereignty over the
whole of the north of China, of which New
Chans is the entry port.
Japan has made no protest as yet, but she
I has consulted with Great Britain and as a
result of that consultation. Vice Admiral
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In diplomatic quarters the belief prevails
that Gieat Britain made a tactical mistake
and that it would have been wiser for her
to have made a direct and emphatic pro
test against Russia's proceeding.
It L expected that Japan will endeavor
to bring about a concert of the Powers to
force Russia to withdraw, and In case this
is accomplished it Is said that no doubt
exists that Great Britain will order her
troops to leave Shanghai.
Xew-Chwang Is one of the treaty ports
of China, and Japan has been insistent
that it should never be acquired by a for
eign Powers. What may be the erfect of
ltusa'3 refusal to withdraw, diplomats
here hesitate to predict, hut it W staled that
If the dismemberment of China should be
a consequence, the United States can cer
tainly not expect Jtpan to sit Idly by and
witness the extension of the sovereignty of
other Powers over tho Empire.
The United States nre opposed to the
acquisition of Chinese territory by any
Power, but m the view of diplomats", will
not go to the extent of wnr to prevent par
tition. Japan is ready to go to extremes
to prevent partition, but should the con
cert Japan 13 able to bring about In oppo
sition to partition be weaker than that
favoring It. then her own self-prcervntlon
will demand that she take possession of a
portion of Chinese territory.
The international situation has, accord
ing to diplomats here, entered upon n
most dangerous nnd complicated phase, and
great skill will havo to be exerted to pre
vent trouble between the Powers.
Under Instructions Rent by Rear Admiral
Rcmey, tho cruiser New Orleans proceeded
to-day to Woo-Sung, tho roadstead of
Shanghai. She will find the Princeton there
and tho Castlne at Shanghai. It Is- de
clared at the Xavy Department that this
incrcn.se of American force arises solely
out of a desire to protect Americans anil
their interests in case of an outbreak, and
the naval commanders will not take any
part In political discussion.
Tho Xashville arrived to-dny at Cho-Foo
from Xew-Chwang. She has not made a
report on conditions there, but It is the
expectation of officials that the informa
tion she will send will be identical with the
VICEROY'S PROTEST HEEDED.
London. Aug. 15. Transports with Brit
ish troops arrived In Shanghai Roadstead
Tuesday. The Viceroy protested to Ad
miral Seymour against the landing of the
troops, and, according to a Shanghai ca
blegram, dispatched at midnight. Admiral
Seymour wired to his Government for in
structions as to how he should act.
The British residents of Shanghai are In
dignant and attribute the Viceroy's action
to intrigues on the part of the French and
Taotal Sheng's American adviser. Mr.
Ferguson, who has been criticised by the
press and by Americans for his continued
relations with the Chineso official, has re
signed and his resisnation has been ac
cepted. An English correspondent, sending
this information to tho Associated Press
from Shanghai, says:
"The intimacy of American officials with
Slicns "s been remarked by Englishmen."
MAY FIRE ON MONTEREY.
American Monitor Likely to Find
Trouble at Canton.
London, Aug. 13. It Ts reported from
Hong-Kong, under date of August 13. that
the United States seagoing monitor Monte
rey will go to Canton in a few days to re
lieve the American cruiser Don Juan de
Austria. The Chinese aver that tho chances
are ten to one that the Bogue forts will fire
on the monitor, as the authorities are sus
picious of foreign designs.
Tho activity" of the Chinese military au
thorities at Canton is most pronounced.
Foreigners there think they perceive prepa
rations for action of some sort. They dis
like the presence of Chinese troops in the
vicinity of the foreign settlement, ft.ar that
the slightest indiscretion will lead to blood
A WARNING TO
UNITED STATES, f
Aus. 1.". Tlie Cologne ,
Gazette, In the course
snired article, says:
"American readiness, after the
rescue of the mefabers of the lega
tions, to Intervene for peace, prom
ises small biiccess, since the Pow
ers to-day make the hisliest de
mands, while the Chinese are only
willing to grant trifles."
shed, and would welcome the arrival of the
CHINESE 3IOIIXT IHG GU.NS.
Hong-Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 14. Continued
Investigations at Canton show the Chinese
are mounting larger guns, old gunboats are
being overhauled and mines have been made
ready to lay in the West River. A steamer
from Wu-Chow reports passing considerable
numbers of Chinese troops going up the
AVcst River, probably bound for Pekln.
STARTS FOR WASHINGTON.
President Lesn-cs Canton Earlier
Than Was Expected.
Canton, O., Aug. 15. President and Mrs.
McKInley, He-crctary to tho President Cor
telyou, and Doctor Rlxcy, with members of
the executive office force, who hive been In
Canton, left for Washington, at 1-SS5 this
afternoon. In the special car Campania, at
tached to the regular Pennsylvania train.
A DAY AHEAD OK SCHEDULE.
Washington, Aug. If.. Tho President and
Mrs. McKinlcy, Secretary Cortclyou and
Doctor Rixey are expected back in Wash
ington to-morrow morning at 7:30.
'The President's return a day earlier than
was contemplated is accounted for at the
White House by the accumulation of public
business which demands his personal at
tention. Nevertheless, the opinion prevails
among members of the administration that
the dispatch received yesterday from Minis
ter Conger at Pekin contained intelligence of
the highest importance, and that it is this
message which is hurrying tho President
back to Washington.
FRANCE ACCEPTS WALDERSEE.
Russiii Makes an Explanation of
Berlin, Aug. 15. The uewspipers of Berlin
announce that France has accepted Field
Marshal Count von Waldersee as Commander-in-Chief
o the allied forces In
St. Petersburg. Aug. 15 The Oiilcial Mes
senger declaies that, while recognizing Ger
many's motive. In view of the murder of
Baron von Kettcler (German Minister at
Pekin), the Czar accepted Emperor Wil
liam's proposal to appoint Field Marshal
Count von Waldersee in command of the
allied forces, but that the Czar ha3 not
the slightest Intention of receding from his
political programme, the fundamental prin
ciple of which is a complete understanding
with France and the other Powers, the
pursuance of no sellish alms and striving
only for the restoration of order and the
best relations with China.
WILL MAKE NO SPEECHES.
President's Trip to Chicago Will
Canton, O., Aug. 15. No further plans
have been made for the President's trip to
the G. A. R. Encampment. The start will
be made from Washington the latter part of
next week, and the return to Canton made
about the first of September.
It is expected to oe a quiet trip over a
direct route, and probably on regular trains.
No provisions are to be made lor stops en
route, and no speecheb from the car plat
form are to be made. Organized demonstra
tions along the route will not be encouraged
and, above all, nothing with a political
fiaior will be allowed in connection with the
the President returns to Canton It
will probably be to resume about the same
routine as has been followed during the last
He will not come here for a front-porch
campaign, or to receive political delegations.
It Is known" to be the President's desire to
avoid such demonstrations as not In keep
ing with the dignity of the office he holds,
and, besides, the great amount of official
work makes it physically impossible for him
to encace in such a camuaiKn.
Dispatch Says That They Reached
the Celestial Capital
SAID TO HAVE RESCUED TIIE MINISTERS.
All Advices Indicate That the Relief Arnry,
Not in the Sacred City, Is Right
at the Gates.
BY EDWIN WILDMAX.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Che-Foo, Aug. 14. (Copyright, 1000,
by W. It. Hearst.) I learn from a thor
oughly trustworthy Chinese source that
the army of the allies reached l'eliin on
1 have every reason to believe that the
army forced an entrance and that tin;
envoys and their friends were rescued
They are probably now safe with the
CONFIRMED AT SHANGHAI.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Shanghai, "Wednesday, Aug. 15.
(Copyright, 1000, by AV. It. Hearst.)
The allies tire reported to have reached
I'ekiu on Monday. Otlieial Chinese news
continued this statement, but there are
EXPECTED TO ENTER PEKIN.
BY J. B. "WAKE.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Che-Foo, Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Copy
right, 1900, by "W. K. Hearst.) Tho
United States cruiser Nashville arrived
here yesterday from New-Chwang and
reports that rumors of any nature com
ing from Chinese sources should be
treated with reserve because of their un
reliability. The relief force of the allies Is ex
pected to reach Pekln some time to-day.
TO CONFER AT TUNG CHOW.
"Washington, Aug. 13. The statement
was made to-night on reliable authority
that the Pekin Government would 'des
ignate some high otlieial to meet the
commanders of the allied armies at
Tung-Chow and agree with, them on
some measures for 'the safe conduct of
the members of the foreign legation in
the capital. Information to this effect
was received here to-day. t
It is not at all unlikely that the meet
ing already has taken place if General
Chaffee has pushed on to Tung-Chow.
The suggestion was made to-night that
this proposal of the Pekin Government
may be an important feature of the layed as rain is falling.' "
HEAT PROSTRATES MANY.
Chaffee Was Within Twenty Miles of Pekin Sat
urday Meeting Little Opposition.
Tlie Republic Bureau.
Hill St. and Pennsylvania Ae.
Washington, Aug. 15. There is no reason
to doubt tho result already indicated In
these dispatches, that the allied forces
cither reached Pekln to-day, or will do so
to-morrow. Tho following cablegram was
"Taku, Aug. 12, 1900. Bureau of Naviga
tion, Washington: Just received undated
dispatcli from Chaffee, Ma-Tow yesterday.
Opposition of no consequence yet. Terrible
heat; manv men prostrate. Please Inform
Secretary of War. REMEY."
Ma-Tow, which tho allies reached Satur
day, Is about twenty miles from Pekln. If
the allies maintained the rate of progress at
which they havo been moving there Is no
good reason why they should not havo
reached Tung-Chow, which is but ten miles
from Ma-Tow, the following day. Allowing
two days for them to overcome whatever
opposition that might be opposed to them at
tho walled city of Tung-Chow, they should
have been right before the gates of Pekln
by to-night. Unless the defense there Is of
the most formidable character the foreign
Ministers will be reached by to-morrow.
That Is tho expectation of the War Depart
One of the callers at tho State Depart
ment to-day was Baron Speck von Stern
berg, the Charge d'Affaires of Germany.
He brought a letter of Introduction to Sec
retary Root, and asked Mr. Adee to ac
company him to Mr. Root's office.
The conversation between the Secretary
of War and Baron von Sternberg related to
China and as the German diplomat had
spent 'six years in that theater of political
and military operations, he was able to ex
plain much of Interest to Mr. Root. With
the aid of the War Department's military
map" Baron von Sternberg gave an inter
esting exposition of the campaign against
He called attention to one Important fact
that had been lost sight of by the author
ities, here, that Tung-Chow, the river port at
Pekin where the allies expected to have a
big right on Sunday or Monday, had been
burned by the Boxers last month. There
fore, Baron von Sternberg thought, the de
fenses of the place had undoubtedly been
weakened nnd the amount of Chinese op
position at that point had been reduced.
After leaving the War Department Baron
Sternberg talked freely with the newspaper
"The report that the allies have reached
Tung-Chow Is quite creditable," he said.
"The place, which is an immense old clty
extendtng perhaps live miles along the
river front, has a population of lOO.OOu, and
it is defended not only by Its forts and
batteries, but also by huge walls. The
place. If properly defended, could offer a
stout' resistance. The Chinese, however, are
always so completely prostrated by defeat
that "the success of the allies in marching
forward from Yang-Tsun may lead them to
give up all attempts to hold the city.
"From Tung-Chow to Pekin the allies will
be able to go over the paved road con
necting the two places. It Is in miserable
repair, for many of the flags have quite
disappeared and only sullies are left be
hind. Nevertheless, it may prove possible
for the column to transport a part of Its
artillery over the route. Thewalls of Pe
kln, fifty feet high and almost as broad,
would make It Impossible for the foreign
ers to batter them down with such guns as
they may have; but in case a bombardment
is necessary It would be possible for the
Conger dispatch, which the State De
partment declined to give out for pub
lication, as well also of dispatches that
have been received in European coun
tries and which the Governments are
By taking the action contemplated
tlie Chinese would comply with that
feature of the President's note to the
Emperor in which he urged that the im
perial authorities of China be placed
In communication with the relief expedi
tion so that co-operation may be se
cured for the liberation of the Ministers.
FLEEING CHINESE PURSUED.
Berlin, Aug. 15. A dispatch received
from Tien-Tsin, under date of August
11, says that tlie allies captured Ho-SI-Vu
after a light with troops under
General Tung Fu Siang's personal com
mand. The fleeing enemy, it added,
were Immediately pursued in order to
prevent them from making a further
stand, the cavalry pushing southward
to cut off the Chinese line of retreat up
In Pekin, the dispatch adds, Prince
Tuan Is having every one executed who
sympathizes with or provisions the for
eigners. RAIN DELAYS ADVANCE.
London, Aug. 15. Rear Admiral
Bruce, telegraphing from Taku to the
British Admiralty, says:
"Have received the following from the
General at Ho-SI-AVu, August 10:
"'The troops are distant about
twenty-seven miles from Pekin." They
experienced little opposition. A position
has been prepared by the enemy, but.
as the allies advanced, they fled. The
Tartar cavalry was charged by two
squadrons of Bengal Lancers. Many of
the former were killed. The standards
of Generals Ma and Sung were cap
tured. The troops are much exhausted
by the heat, but their health and spirits i
are otherwise excellent.'
"A second dispatch, dated Ho-Si-'Wu,
August 11, says:
" 'The advance may be somewhat de-
civilized troops to break down the gates
leading into the city."
M. PICHOiYS MESSAGE.
"Coming of the Allies Our Only
Salvation," He Savs.
Paris. Aug. 15. The French Foreign Of
fice has received the following dispatch
from the Minister of France at Pekln, M.
Plchon, dated August 9:
"We have been advised that Li Hung
Chang is charged to negotiate telegraphical
ly with the Powers. We are ignorant of
the events occurring outside the legation.
It Is surrounded by hostile defense?. How
could we negotiate without the diplomatic
corps regaining Its rights and the legation
grounds being evacuated? If tho negotia
tions prevent the march of the allied troops,
which Is our only salvation, we risk falling
Into Chinese hands. The section wherein
lies the French Legation is occupied by Im
perial troops, who havo not entirely ceased
to tire. We are reduced to siege rations. We
have provisions horses, rice and bread
for fifteen days."
ALL DEAD AT PAO-TING-FU.
Missionaries Were Murdered
June 30 and July 1.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 15. The American
Board of Commlsslcners for Foreign Mis
sions to-day received a cablegram dated
August 3, from Consul Fowler at Che-Foo,
in which he pays that a messenger sent to
Pao-Ting-Fu has .returned, and reports that
the Presbyterian missionaries were killed
Juno SO, and the Congregational and China
inland mlsslonarliu July 1.
The missionaries of the American Board
BISHOP SAYS MISSIONARIES
CAUSED THE TROUBLES IN CHINA
AND THAT HE IS PROUD OF IT.
Louisville. Ky Aug. 15. B'shop Henry Morrison of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, in an address at the laying of a church corner stone here this
afternoon made the sensational statement that the Methodist missionaries were
responsible for the Boxer outbreaks In China and that he gloried In it. The
"I thank God that Allen and Lambeth over there and the Methodists In this
country are responsible for the present troubles In China. With bowed head I
thank God that in some small way I am to blame for the unrest in China to-day.
I thank God that each and every one of you, and all the Methodists In this
country, nre to blame. It Is the Itineracy of Methodism which is responsible."
The Bishcp went on to say that the outbreak In China would ultimately re
sult In the Chrlstlanizatlon of that vast country. He eulogized the Intrepidity
of the missionaries whose zeal in work had aroused the fanatics, and declared
that no missionary would refuse to go where he was ordered. Their pertinacity
in carrying on their work In China had aroused the Chinese, but In the end all
would be well.
Several other addresses were made, ono by the Reverend Doctor Lloyd, who
approved the Bishop's position.
TO KEEP THE
J London, Aug. 1G. Telegraphing
from Yang-Tsun, August 6, a
Dally News correspondent says: X
J "Sir Alfred Gaselee hopes to keep J
the enemy running, and to follow
X him right Into Pekin." X
X Nan-Ping was occupied without
firing a shot, according to a dis-
X patch to the Daily Express from X
X that place, dated August 11.
"It Is believed," the messase
r.dds, "that Generals Tung Fun X
X Slang, Ma and Chung are intrench-
inir. 40.000 stronir. at Tuns-Chn-re- X
X The allies may avoid Tung-Chow, J
Tung-Chow appears to pe about
twelve miles from Pekin.
For Missouri I.ocnl minx, thnndrr
atornia and cooler Tlinnday; Friday
fair; outbeaaterly triad.
For Illinois Local rain, thnnder
atorma and cooler In xontliern, fair
In northern portion Thursday. Fri
day fair; light to frenh northerly
For Arkansas Generally fair Thurs
day and Friday; light southeasterly
1. Chinese Report Allies Are at Pekln. ;
Li's Proposition Rejected.
2. To Protest Against American Misrule.
Dooley Brothers Bound Over.
3. Count Castellane Is "Broke."
Bryan and Stevenson Address United
Messenger Returns from Search foe
. Tragic Suicide of Charles S. Killaleeu
Hanna's Hard Time Raising Funds.
Farmers Race for Position In Market.
Mr. Huntington's Body in New York. 1
5. Dan Cupid's Hot Weather Pranks.
Reception Day at St. Joseph Convent.
Burglars Were Not Fastidious.
S. Race Track Results.
7. Bear and Panther In Bloody Battle;
8. Editorial. " ,
Prices Under Trusts Amazingly Higher
Senator Cockrell Coming to Missouri.
Illinois Politics-. -1
9. Anti-Imperialists Urge Bryan's Election.
10. Republic Want Ads.
1L New Corporations.
Real Estate Transfers.
12. Grain and Produce,
13. Financial News. .-;
14. Stripped of Her Shirt Warn.
Additional' Charges Against uyna
Shielded the Man Who Slew Her Son.
Editors in St. Louis To-Day.
stationed at Pao-TIng-Fu were the Rever
end Horace T. Pitkin, Miss Mary S. Morrill
and Miss Annie A. Gould, the latter two of
Portland, Me. The character of the mes
senger sent to Pao-TIng-Fu Is wholly un
known to the officers of tho board, but
the message indicates that Consul Fowler
and the Reverend Doctor Henry D. Porter
credit the report.
JHREE STEAMERS WRECKED.
Fifteen Gold Seekers Drowned in
the Nome District.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 15. A special to
the Times from Seattle says:
'The steamship Centennial arrived from
Nome to-day with advices of the wreck of
the steamers Merwln, Resolute and Dollar
on the beach during the fierce storms of
August 2 and 3. The Merwln dragged an
chor and 13 a total loss. Ono boat, con
taining five persons, was overturned and
all were drowned. Fifteen persons were
drowned In all, the Identified being as fol
lows: FRENCH, LIZZIE.
VINCENT. GEORGE. New York.
FITZHUGH. GEORGE, New York.
VERNE. PHILIP, of Seattle.
JEANSEN of Tacoma.
General Randal! has received Instructions
to afford transportation to over 5,000 desti
tute and indigent sick at Nome. Terrible,
sufferings are said to be prevailing anions
The Centennial brought back 600 disgusted.
sisscngers with hard-luck stories.
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