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SUMMER GIRL IS WEARING,
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ST. LOUIS, MO., FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1900.
n, 'inn ueni.
Believed to Be the Latest One From
' Pekin It Reports An
IS, HOWEVER, CONSIDERED ENCOURAGING.
Shows He Has Received News From Washington
and Knows Relief Is Near Seven
Washington, Aug. 16. The Acting Secretary of State to-night made public
the follcwlrig extract from a dispatch received this morning from Mr. Conner.
It was handed to Mr. Adee by Mr. "Wu, who explained that he had received it
at midnight from the Taotal of Shanghai, by whom it had been received by
way of Tsi-Xan, August 15. It is undated, but would seem to have left Pekin
some time between August 5 and 11:
"Secretary of State, Washington: Our cipher is safe. May It not bo suf
ficient authenticity? Wo have been Imprisoned and completely besieged since
"Continued artillery and rifle firing until July 17; only rifle since, but daily,
with frequirntly desperato attacks. One lust night. Have already reported our
"French, Italian, Belgian, Austrian, Dutch legations and all other foreign
property In Pekin destroyed.
"Doctor Inglls's child dead. Marines Fanning, Fisher, Turner, King,
Tntcher, Kennly and Thomas killed. All other Americans alive. Inform Alta
and Secretiiry Ryan. Nearlng allied forces give us hope. CONGER."
CONGER'S MESSAGE ENCOURAGING.
The latest dispatch from Minister Con-
rwas scanned with eager Interest, but
brought little Information beyond that
already In h-ind. In one respect, however.
It eave the Government strong encourage
ment, as it was almost a categorical an
Bwer to the Inquiries of the Stato Depart
ment. This was the first definite knowledge
that we wern In direct touch with our Min
ister, for all of his dispatches, up to to
day, had conveyed Information without
reference to the repeated Inquiries of the
That the situation is desperate is shown
,by his statement that one of the attacks
RUSSIANS LANDED TO
PROTECT ALLIES' REAR.
Communications of Foreign
Troops Seriously Threat
MANY CHINESE ARE SLAIN.
five Hundred Left Dead When
Rome, Aui 18. The following dispatch
fcM been received here from Taku via Che
Xfao, August IS:
"A Russian regiment has disembarked to
protect the rear of the allied forces, which
U seriously threatened.
The Japanese Admiral advises that they
occupied Tung-Chow last Sunday and that
be Is awaiting news of an attack on Pekin
TE!I BRITISH KIM-ED BY IIEAT.
London, Aug. 16. General Sir Alfred Gas
elee, commanding tho contingent of troops
from India to China, has wired to the Gov
ernment from Ma-Tow. under date of Aug
us 11, via Che-Foo, August 15, as follows:
"Arrived tiere this morning early after a
most trying night march. The troops of all
rationalities are suffering severely from tho
heat. Ten of our forces died yesterday
from sunstroke. The enemy Is believed to
be Intrench id north of ChanZ-Chl-Wan.
There is no further news from tho lega
tions." General Gaselee sends two earlier dis
patches reptatlng advices already received
by the British Government.
Berlin, Aug. 16. A. dispatch received here
from Tlen-Tsln, dated August 14, announced
that the allies captured Chang-Chl-Wan
-with slight loss. The Chinese left SO) dead
(m the field. The remainder fled, some to
Tung-Chow and some to Pekin.
SPECIAL, EY CABLE.
Tsal-Tsun, Aug. S, via Che-Foo, Monday,
Aug. 13. (Copyright, 1300, by the New York
Herald Company.) The allies' column at
noon arrived here. Their march was unop
posed. A messenger from Pekin reached the
Japanese beforo noon. One messago was In
cipher. It was forwarded to Tien-Tsln. Tiio
other measj-go was from Minister Conger,
and was handed to General Chaffee. It
blates that on August 4 the foreigners In
Pekin wero fctlll holding out, their condi
tion being critical, but not hopeless.
The column la advancing as rapidly as
PROGRAMME DECIDED ON.
Washington, Aug. 1C A telegram has
been received at the Japanese Legation from
the Foreign Office at Tokio, stating that at
a conference held on the 7th Inst., at Yang
Tsun. tho commanders of tho several
forces decided to push on at once to Pekin.
Tho forces were headed by tho Japanese
and followed In order by tho Russians,
British and Americans. They expected to
reach Tung-Chow on tho 12th. The French
troops wers compelled by the Inadequacy
of their commissariat to remain at Yang
Tsun, whllo the small bodies of Austrlans,
Italians anil Germans turned back to Tlen
Tsln. Immediately upon tho fall of Tlen-Tsln
the Russians set about repairing tho Tien-Tsln-Pekln
Railway, which will be repaired
as far as Tang-Tuun about the 20th of this
Tho Chinese from Shan-Hal-Kwan report
that the Russians nre.rrn.-ilrlnr- Mm Tnnr.
Ku-Lutal Railway toward Slian-Hal-Kwan. '
V a engineering officers, with about S00
upon tho legation occurred the night bo
fore the dispatch was sent. In response to
tho request of the State Department, Mr.
Conger gives the list of that bravo littlo
band of American marines who fell In de
fense of the legation. It Is evident that the
Minister is Informed of tho approach of
the allied column, as he says, "ncaring
allied forces glvo us hope."
Tho two dispatches to General Chaffee,
sent on tho 12th and 11th Instant, wero
gent, also. In duplicate to Minister Con
ger, so that he Is well advised, by this
time, of tho movement of the troops, and of
General Chaffee's authority to negotiato
at the walla of Pekin.
FOR THE ALLIES.
Berlin, Aug. 16. In the course of
a conversation at tho office of tho
general staff to-day. Count von Wal
"The general situation for tho allies
Is unfavorable, even if Pekin Is tak
en, or Is about to be taken, slnco the
allies are everywhere on tho defen
sive except In this advanco upon
Pekln. It Is necessary to adopt the
strategical offensive throughout
Hl3 Idea seems to bo to havo tho
allies act In conjunction with tho
Russian forces In tho Provinces tf
Klrin and Scheng-Klng, by way of
Tho German Foreign Office thinks
that tho allies will not attempt to
hold Pekln, but will retire immedi
ately with the members of the lega
tions to Tlen-Tsln.
men of tho railroad corps. at Uasurl, are
expected at Tien-Tsin.
The British Consul at Tlen-Tsln says that
he has been Informed by Chinese from
Peldn that LI Ping Ileng arrived at the
capital with 10.000 men, and after an au
dience with the Empress Dowager, left
with them for an unknown destination. The
Empress Dowaser will, it is believed, take
refuge In Ta-Fucn-Fu in Shan-SI.
TALKING TOO MUCH.
German Tress Cautions Count von
Berlin, Aug. IB. This morning Count von
Waldersee, accompanied by tho Countess
and by Vice Admiral von "Waldersee, his
brother, visited the United States Embassy
and asked Mr. John B. Jackson, Secretary
of tho Embassy, to present his best com
pliments to President McKinlcy. Ho spoko
in the highest terms of tho American
"I know what they can do, and will con
sider It a great honor to have such gallant
soldiers under my command."
Beforo leaving Hanover yesterday ho
made a speech to the Workingmen's Lle
dertafcl, baying that he hoped to finish his
task and return soon to Hanover. In his
responso to tho address of the municipal
deputation he said:
"With trust in God and in the firm, cheer
ful courage of my troop3, I hope to carry
out the plans and to overcome all difficul
ties." The press points out that Count von Wal
dersee Is talking too much, and advises
him to talk less.
Tho Kolnlch Volkszeltung bids him "fol
low Moltke's example and talk with the
Count von Waldersee will lcavo at noon
to-morrow for Ca&scl, jvhero farewell fes
tivities will be held on Saturday. These
will consist of a military parade and a ban
quet, to bo attended by a number of Gen
erals. The banquet will also take tho form
of a celebration of the seventieth birthday
of Emperor Francis Joseph.
The Protestant Mission House here has
received a Canton cable saying that the
missions at Tchi-Chln, Na-Mon and Luk
Hang have been destroyed. Tho first was
in the northern part of tho Province of
Quang-Tong and tho third In the southern
JAPAN'S FRIENDLY OFFER.
United Stales Are Offered Hospital
Site in Island Kingdom.
Washington, Aug. 16. Tho Department of
State has been notified by Minister Buck of
Tokio that tho Japanese Government has
given permission to the United States Gov
ernment to establish a United States hos
pital pn Japanese territory wherever the
United States Government may select a
; RUSSIANS REPORT
A GREAT BATTLE.
SI. I'oterMiurg. Aug. 16. General
Tlriuicnkampf. according to advices
to the Russian War Otllce. whllo pur
suing the Chinese from Algun. found
l.V0 Infantry, 5.O00 cavalry and twelve
Kiins in a strong position at Sanjshnn.
Although, the Russians were in
ferior In numbers and had only two
guns thuy made combined frontal and
flank nttneks upon tho Chinese on
The Chinese succeeded in breaking
up the flank movement, and fought
with great htubbornness, but. eventu
ally, they were compelled, by a tierce
Cossack attack on their center, to
evacuate the position and withdraw
For Miaiiri Genprnlly fair Fri
day anil Saturday; mnltlicrl y -nlnils.
For Illinois l.ncul mini mill tliun
ilerntoriii In southern, fnlr In north
ern, portions Friilnys Saturday fnlrj
Iij;lit southerly winds.
For Arknnsas Generally fair Fri
day anil Saturday; llfiht to fresh
1. New Messago from Conger.
Whites In Pekln no Longer Besieged.
Text of Earl Li's Appeal.
2. Finnessey Again Under Arrest.
What Was Found In a Flat.
Klllaleo Verdict is Suicide by Poison.
Mob Routed by Rain.
S. Was It tho Same Gilbert Gates?
Ingalls's Funeral To-Day.
Boer Officers to Settle In America.
Whlttlco Caught Xcar Pana.
Bitter Speeches In the Powers Trial.
4. Raco Track Results.
5. Coming Fights Should Be Battles Royal.
Officials Took Water for a Day.
Editors In Annual Session.
Fulfilled Childhood Pledge.
S. Republic Want Ads.
9. New Corpoiatlons.
Real Estate Transfers.
10. Grain and Produce,
11. Financial News.
12. Dumped Into Pond by Runaway Auto
His Hobby Was Woman's Clothes.
Deadlock Caused Shortage In Shirts.
Death Followed Drunken Fight.
Lead-Pipe Thieves Busy.
Milliners Coining for Fall Trade.
TWO THOUSAND DROWNED.
Flood Adds to the Sufferings of
Chicago, Aug. 16. Mrs. N. C. Marsh has
just received a letter from her son, the
Reverend Benjamin C. Marsh, who for two
years has been a missionary in tho Anglo
Chinese School at Foo-Chow. China. The
letter was written at Ku-Ling, a few miles
from Foo-Chow, and was dated July 9. Ho
"It Is estimated that over 2,009 persons
were drowned by the overflow of tho Minn
River last week. Tho bridge of the Thou
sand Ages, as It Is called, was broken in
two places. Those who attempted to cross
were never seen again. Ono of the most
wretched conditions was that they did not
like to leave their floating home3 because
robbers would come and carry off every
thing of value. Some would always go
with tho house, whether it fell or floated
away. After tho flood tho officials raised
aouui N, anu me missionaries J4.W0 to
help the sufferers.
"Although at present we go wherever and
whenever we please, still we do not know
when tho Boxer trouble may break out
here. The Viceroy of this place has sent
guards to the foreign settlements."
"WORKERS ARE SAFE."
Encouraging Dispatch Received by
the Bible Society.
New York, Aug. 16. The Reverend Doctor
John Fox of the Bible Society to-day re
ceived tho following cablegram from the
Reverend Doctor John R. Hykes, dated
"Workers are safe."
Doctor Fox said to-day:
"Tho dispatch certainly means that all
of our superintendents are sate, and, we
hope, tho native colporteurs as well."
It Has Been Restored as Far as
Berlin. Aug. 30. An undated dispatch from
Tlen-Tsln says that tho railroad between
Tlen-Tsln and Pel-Tsang has been restored
and that tho Russians are repairing the
line In the direction of Pekln.
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee, Commander-in-Chief
of the allied forces in
China, sails from Naples for the Far East
RUSSIA'S MOVE ON INDIA.
Shah of Persia's Ruler Says the
Day Has Been Set.
New York, Aug. 10 The Shah of Persia
has had an agent In this country for a fort
night examining the electrical trolley sys
tems of Greater New York, preparatory to
introducing electric travel between Teheran
and u point on the Caspian Sea. These
ninety-three miles of trolley will bo the
longest electric railway In Asia.
The Shah's agent, John Marsdon Ward,
an Ensllshman. has been for moro than
llftcen years attached to the personal ser
vice of the Shah and has resided at Tehe
ran. He was a protege of B. B. Hotchklss,
the American inventor, and has Introduced
Into the Shah's capital the telephone and
other modern appliances.
Mr. Ward said, in an interview:
"The great conflict in China may delay
Russia's advance upon India, but the day
for that move Is practically fixed. Russia
can occupy Herat any day she wishes. It
Is the gateway to India.
"Persia owes much to Russia. The Czar
has not attempted in any way to dominate
affairs at Teheran. Russia is doing more
for the rest of the World than is any other
They Either Have Been Saved or
7 a -re T)lo.-wl
Rescued and That
London, Alls. 17. :i:!." :i. in. A cablegram to Vienna, from IIonw-Konir an
nounces the capture of rekin, but the Austrian Government, like other Eu
ropean 1'owcrs, is still without confirmation of this report.
An oliicial telegram, dated Taku, August 1-1, lias been received at Koine,
which asserts that tiie attack on Pekin began Monday, that Sir Claude Mac
Donald, Hie r.ritibh .Minister, had op-netl communication with tho relieving
force and that the allies have established their headquarters at Tung-Chow.
Chinese ollicials in Shanghai are reported as admitting that the allies in
llictcd a heavy defeat on the Chinese Imperial troops around Tung-Chow, Sun
day, and then marched direct on rekin. This, it' true, carries the Japanese of
licial advices announcing the capture of Tung-Chow one step further.
Shanghai dispatches declare that the Chinese had intended to make a final
attack upon the legations last Sunday, but whether the plan was carried out
is not known there.
The Western Towers, according to a dispatch to tho Daily Express from
Kobe, have accepted the proposals formulated by Japan for arranging an armis
tice, dependent upon the immediate delivery of tin foreign legations to the
allies or the granting of permission to the allied forces to enter Pekin and to
guard the legations. Upon these bases, the correspondent says, Japan has al-
OFFICIAL NEWS IN WASHINGTON.
The Republic ftureau.
llth St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, Aug. 1C China has bent her knee In suppliance, but, in all
human probability, her pleadings come too late. To-day the appeal of Li Hung
Chang, the Envoy Plenipotentiary appointed to negotiate peace with the Pow
ers on the part of the Chinese Government, reached Washington, but even thcu
the allied forces are supposed to have entered Pekln and rescued tho besieged
Two things- are regarded here to-night as certain either the legatlonists
arc safe In the hands of the relief expedition, or they are dead, having been
put to death as tho allies entered the city.
Earl Li's communication was handed to Acting Secretary Adee at 9 o'clock
this morning and, together with a cablegram from Minister Conger, was laid
before a Cabinet meeting at tho White House two hours later.
It is evident that Earl LI expected no such progress by the allies as they
have made and hl9 dispatch indicates that it was their approach near Tung
Chow, which Is only ten miles from rekin, which caused him to rush his ap
peal to the Powers. That tho wily Chinaman for once In his life procrasti
nated too long Is plainly apparent. Tho dispatch was dated yesterday, August
13. His object in sending It was to prevent the entry of the foreigners in
to Pekin, but at that moment they doubtless were already at the city's
gates, if not within tho walls themselves.
Japanese Minister Confirms the News.
Earl LI wanted the troops stopped at Tung-Chow, but they arrived there on
August 12, as the cablegram received to-day from Admiral Kemey shows. Ad
miral Kcmey's information was confirmed late tltis afternoon by the Japanese
Minister, Mr. Jutare Komura. Mr. Komura called at the Stato Department
with an official cablegram, stating that Tung-Chow ljad been taken on that date
with practically no resistance and, what is more Important, that the allies had
pressed on to Pekln. Admiral Remey's statement that the Internationals would
attack rekin yesterday was therefore borne out LI nung Chang on
that day had just memorialized the Imperial Government to "negotiate an
armistice with the several commanders on tie spot" How long It would take
for that message to reach the Chinese capital is not known. There are telegraph
Viceroy Asks the Powers to Open
Peace Negotiations at
UNITED STATES REJECT THE PROPOSITION.
As to Whether Pekin Shall Be Entered or Whites
Delivered at Gates Is Left to
Envoys and Generals.
Washington, Aug. 16. Tho Department of
Stato makes public to-night tho communica
tions exchanged to-day between tho Chi
nese Minister, Wu Ting Fane, and the Act
ing Secretary of State, together with tho
instructions under which General GhafCeo
is acting. The following memorandum was
handed to Mr. Adco by Mr. W'u at 0 o'clock
"A cablegram, from Karl LI Huiir Chung,
Envoy Plenipotentiary of China, dated Au
gust 13. and received by Minister Wu at 7
p. m. on the same day:
" 'Tho allied forces arc approaching Tung
Chow. 1 have memorialized tho Imperial
Government to depute envoy to negotiate
an armistico with tho several commanders
on the spot. I will also shortly proceed to
Pekln. Tho Powers, being fully aware of
the embarrassing position in which their
Majesties, the Empress Dowager and tho
Emperor, are placed, are earnestly request
ed to telegraph instructions to their re
spective commanders after arriving at
Tung-Chow with their forces to stop their
further advance to the capital, so as not
to cause alarm and fear to their Majesties
and calamities to the people.
" 'For such advance would shake the foun
dations of tho Ta-Ching Empire, and wound
the feelings of all her people, high and
low. For- a compliance with this appeal
the millions of people of the Emplro will
be profoundly grateful to tho Powers.
Please communicate this cablegram at onco
to the Secretary of State.' "
Tlio American Reply.
Tho following memorandum, In reply,
wns handed to Mr. Wu this afternoon:
"Memorandum: Foreseeing that there
would bo insuuicicni uuiu, mier te
celvlng a reply to our memorandum of Au
gust 12, to get Instructions to tho relief
column beforo it had reached Pekin, we
sent on tho samo day to tho General com
manding the American forces In China tho
"Adjutant General's Office, Washington,
Aug. 1L 1900. Fowler, Che-Foo, for Chaffee,
AUv. 12: Secretary oX V;ir directs mo to
IWVta - n A "II laA
That They Have Been
Relief Column Has
inform you that Ll Hung Chang, appointed
by Chinese Government to negotiato with
Powers, requested cessation of hostilities.
Wo have replied that we are ready to enter
into agreement between Powers and Chinese
Government for cessation of hostilities on
condition that sufficient body of the forces
composing the relief expedition shall be per
mitted to enter Pekin unmolested and to
escort foreign Ministers and residents back
to Tlen-Tsln. the movement being provided
for and secured by such arrangements and
dispositions of troops as shall be considered
i satisfactory by Generals commanding the
; forces composing relief expedition. We have
communicated this to all the Powers.
Japanese Government takes same cosition.
We havo not heard from other Powers.
"And two days ago, in view of the rapid
progress of the relief expedition, we sent
" 'Adjutant General's Office, Washington,
Aug. 14, 1M0. Fowler, Che-Foo, for Chaffee,
Aug. 14: In anticipation of acceptance by
Chinese Government of condition in our re
ply to them cabled you August 12: If Chi
noso authorities communicate willingness
to deliver Ministers and persons under their
protection to relief column at Pekin under
arrangements which you consider Eafc, you
uro authorized to make and carry out ar
rangements in concert with other com
manders, without referring it here. From
informal communications with representa
tives of other Governments here, wo believe
all to take substantially samo position.
Question whether you should insist upon en
tering Pekln and going to legations or will
receive delivery at gate of Inner Tartar
City, or at outer wall, taking rislt of Min
isters passing through city with only Chi
nese escort, you and the other Generals
must determine. By order Secretary of War,
Attacks Have Not Ceased.
"We are advised by Minister Conger that
the attacks by Imperial troops upon the
legations In Pekln have not ceased. While
the attacks continue we cannot stop tho
advance of our forces toward Pekln. If
such attacks cease the above-quoted In
structions will be allowed to stand, and
they would seem to uroviilo for all the ae-
International Troops Were Within
Ten Miles of Sacred City
Li Huns ( hang Appeals for Armistice at Tung
Chow Reply Is: "Negotiations Must
Occur at Pekin."
lines between Shanghai and rekin, but it is a question whether they have been
loft intact by the allies. It is believed here that such a message was not re
ceived by the imperial authorities beforo the attack on Pekin spoken of by.
Admiral Remey had begun.
Had the administration not foreseen some such close call as this, there
would not be even tho shadow of doubt that Pekin has been entered. As ex
plained in the odicial memorandum, this contingency had already been provided
for by this Government, for, on August T', General Chaffee was cabled tho
contents of the edict by which Li Hung Chang was appointed Envoy Plenipo
tentiary, but was left no alternative tint to demand the entrance into ekln
of a sullicient number of allied troops to escort the Ministers to Tien-Tsln.
Left to General Chaffee's Discretion.
On August 14 (Tuesday), those instructions were so amended as to leave
the question as to whether the troops should enter Pekin or not to be deter
mined by General Chaffee and the other Generals. It is scarcely possible that
this last message readied General Chaffee before yesterday, and . the only
hope that it did is based on the fact that the military telegraph line strung by
the Signal Corps as the army advanced was In operation.
So, taking everything Into consideration, the chances are about 09 to 100 that
the allies have already entered the capital. Even admitting that Li Hung
Chang's message to his Emperor and that of our own Government to General
Chaffee were received in time, it is not believed In official circles that the Gen
erals commanding the allied, troops, having gotten so near the goal, would enter
into negotiations that included their troops remaining outside the walls of that
In this connection, the announcement appended by Acting Secretary Adee to
the correspondence made public by his department to-day is highly significant.
He says that the attacks by the imperial troops on the legations have not
ceased and that the advance of the relief forces cannot be stopped while the
All these phases of the situation wero discussed at the Cabinet meeting to
day and the general opinion among the President's confidential advisers was
that Pekin has already been entered. President McKinley himself, who re
turned to Washington this morning from Canton, and who was present at the
meeting, is said to entertain the same views.
Chaffee's Instructions Are Limited.
One very important point developed to-day was that General Chaffee's In
structions do not go beyond the release of the Ministers-. What the United
States forces will do after that has been accomplished has not even been dis
cussed by the Cabinet. This information was given without equivocation by a
Cabinet officer to-day. He said that the safety of Mr. Conger was the only
thing now in contemplation by the Government and whether the American
troops will remain in China or not is a matter for future consideration. At the
arae time, he admitted that it was not likely that they would be brought back
to America until the Chinese troubles had been ended for good and nil, and due
reparation been made this country. He added that it had not even been defi
nitely decided whether or not our men would be withdrawn from Pekln un
less China has accepted the terms laid down by ua for the delivery of the Min
isters. The War Department was asked to-day to define what persons would be en
titled to be escorted out of Pekin by the Internationals. The answer was that
In the category would belong all those who the Ministers said were under their
protection. This would include, therefore, not only the members of the legations,
Christian missionaries, etc., but also whatever native Christians should be
within the legations. The total number of the besieged is said to be about 800,
but tto Ministers, In their dispatches, have said that 3,000 native Christians
were being protected by them.
APPEAL AND AMERICAN REPLY.
I REMEY SAYS ALLIES WERE TO MAKE
AN ATTACK ON PEKIN LAST WEDNESDAY.
"Washington, Aug. 16. The Navy Department has made public the fol
Z lowing dispatch from Admiral Remey:
"Tnlrn Am 11 Ti'rnnf nnhpnrfl
on Chaffee's staff expressly to furnish
reports from Japanese sources say the
12th and would attack Pekln to-day.
f icn miics riuiu
X Tokio, Tuesday, Aug. 14. A semiofficial dispatch from Tung-Chow, dated
J August 12, says:
Y "The Japanese troops occupied Tung-Chow to-day. We are now ten
miles from Pekln. The Chinese seem to have retreated toward Pekin. Last
f anight a quantity of arms and a granary with great stores of rice captured."
Straining Every Nerve to Reach Pekin.
London, Aug. 16. A news agency dispatch from the seat of war reads
2 as follows:
2 "At the front, Aug. 11, via Che-Foo, Aug. 14. The Chinese retreat con-
Unites. They will not make a stand. "We are only twenty miles from
Pekin. The entire force is straining every nerve to reach the capital be
i fore It is too late."
tion required under the circumstances
stated by Earl LI In his dispatch.
"ALVEY A. ADEH.
"Department of State, Washington, Aug.
DEADLOCK AT SHANGHAI.
Britain Will Land Troops Alone or
Not at All.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Shanghai, Aug. 16.-(Copyright, 1TC0, by
W. R. Hearst.) Admiral Seymour ha3 been
instructed throush the British Consul not
to land troops here, but to send them
Tho leadlmr British banke.-3 and busi
ness men have cabled to Lord Salisbury
urging a reversal of this decision, ns it Is
likely to have a bad effect on the Chinese.
Several of the foreign Consuls have sent
an identical note to their Governments, ur
ging that the landing of British troops is
Admiral Seymour is waiting for a reply
from Lord Salisbury.
France has 1,100 troops on the transport
Cachar, ready to land in case the British
It is understood that Britain refuses to
land troops unless permitted to do so alone.
France persists in her position of desiring
to debark soldiers if England does so.
WHITE WOMEN SLAIN IN CHINA.
Misses llice and Hnston and Mrs.
Cooper Are Dead.
Xoxonto. Ontario, Aus. 16. A cablegram,
frrttn clnna 1"tfh T.fnnton'inf T.nttmor la
me authentic Information. Latest
allies occupied Tung-Chow on the
renin un August, iz.
received this morning at the China. Inland
Mission from Shanghai, reads:
"Miss H. J. Rice from Lu-Cheng, mur
dered; Miss M. EL Huston from Lu-Cheng.
Mrs. E. J. Cooper from Lu-Cheng and the
three Saunders children are all dead, having
received injuries while traveling."
UNDER CHINESE ESCORT.
Sir Robert Hart Said to Have Left
Hong-Kong, Aug. 16. It Is reported that
the Canton Customs Department has re
ceived a dispatch saying that Sir Robert
Hart, Director General of Chlneso Imperial
Marltimo Customs, accompanied by hla
staff, has left Pekin under Chinese escort
and that a cruiser wiU bo sent to meet him
on his reaching the coast.
Sufferings of Americans in China
London, Aug. 17, 330 a. m. Describing th
capture of Ho-SI-Wu, a special dispatch
says that the headgear of tho Americans
was quite insufficient for the awful heat
and that tho consequences were direful.
CONSUL G00DN0W ACCUSED.
Shanghai Gazette Charges Com
plicity With Chinese.
Shanghai, Aug. 16. The Shanghai Gaztt
openly Impeaches tho United States Consul,
Mr. John Goodnow, for open complicity wltft
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