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iViv y E. Wilkins,
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
Ernest McGaffey,
Vriter of Charming Short Stories,
.Will Have a New One in Next Sun
day's Republic
Eliza Sam'
Poet and Story Writer, "Will PIar
a Capital Novelette In Next Sun
ilsiy's Republic
THE CHECKMATING OV,
THE WIDOW HAND."
In St. Ionla, One Cent.
NTNETY-THIED .YEAR.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1900.
PRICE '
r St. i.onii, Ttto Cents.
Trains, Three Cents.
k GIRL BEHEADED, FOUR
MORE FIGHTINi
P EllINi
j i h
PERSONS HURT BY CAR.
Allied Forces Are Bom
barding the Forbid
den City.
Wagon Carrying Party of Six to Summer
Garden Smashed to Splinters on
South Broadway.
FLAMES BREAK OUT.
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Little Blanche Skeelo Instantly Killed and Herman Russlcr's
Skull Fractured Baby in Mother's Arms
Escapes Without a Scratch,
One young girl beheaded, two men se
riously hurt, ana two persons slightly hurt
are Urn results or a collision at Maeder
street and South Broadway last night at
8:15 o'clsck between car No. S10 of tho Sixth
ptrcet division of tho transit company's lines
and a light wagon bearing a party of six for
an evening's outing at a summer garden.
Despite the fact that every older person In
the conveyance was injured, little Iuke
Skeele, only 2 years old. of No. 614 South
JThird street, escaped without a scratch.
ImmeJlately after the nccldent an ex
cited crowd of some 400 persons assembled
and made a determined effort to lynch the
motorman. The latter, however, was al
ready tinder police protection, and after
some time the crowd was dispersed.
Those In tho wagon when It was struck
were Mr. and Mrs. George Skoolo, Blanche
Ekeelo and Luke Skeele of No. 61t South
Third, Sosthenes Flchesser of No. 610 South
Third fltreet, and Herman Russler of 819
Rutger street. Blanche Skeele was instant
ly killed; Russler's face was badly contused,
his face cut and his skull possibly frac
tured;. Fichesser's right leg was broken be
low the knee; Mrs. Bkoele's hands and feet
were crushed and aha suffered severo
tonuses; Skeelo himself was badly bruised
all over tho body, but was not believed to
toe seriously hurt.
Starting for Snmmer Garden.
The party left the Skeele home about 7:30
In the tvenlng In a light spring wagon be
longing to Skeelo. It was Intended to drive
down Eroadway to Klausman's Garden and
... Va.mtnn Tflrlr nrtri trt thri ETVnr1 thft
evening. Russler, Fichesser and Blanche
V Skeele sat In the front seat, whllo Mr.
and Mrs. Skeele, with tho baby, sat la tho
rear.
North of Maeder street on Broadway there
is a slight grade, and south-bound cars gen
erally come down It at a high rate of speed.
At Maoder street itself tho track Is about
level. The street at this place Is lighted
only by gas
Flchesser was driving, and he had come
down the descent at Maeder street at a fast
trot. He was on the west side of tho track.
At Masdcr he started to turn in upon tho
rails o2 the eleotrlo line. There was behind
him a confused rumbling and a Jangling
of bells. The horse became excited and
turned directly across the south-bound
track. Then the car crashed in from be
hind. The tuggy was struck obliquely and be
tween the front and back wheel. It was
lifted -bodily up, turned completely .over
knd. dragged fllty Jcet before ' the car
stopped. Blanche Skeelo, who was sitting
on the aide towards tho car, was thrown
entirely across the track, and her head fall
ing on the Inside rail of the south-bound
track. The coming car ran completely over
her, severing her head from the body, but
not otherwise mangling her.
How the JUaby Escaped.
The baby, Luke, was thrown from, his
mother's arms and fell In tho road, fully
twenty feet to the west of the track. The
little toy luckily landed in a soft plot of
rasa that Is beside the track at this place.
He reooelved not a scratch nor a serious
bruise. Beyond the fact that tho suddenness
of the accident bereft him of breath he was
uninjured.
FIchaser and Russler were thrown for
ward as the pressure of the car behind
lifted the buggy up. They were caught un
der thn wagon as it -fell, wheels la the air,
and war dragged along with the wreck of
the rig. Flchesser managed to prevent his
face and hands from being crushed against
the ground by the weight of the buggy, but
Russler waa not so lucky, and his face waa
literally cut to pieces.
His appearance after the accident and
after lie had been removed from the scene
caused the report to be spread that bo was
killed, but his injuries, though very painful.
.vera not dangerous.
Mr. and Mrs. Skeele were also thrown out
of the buggy, but escaped being caught in
the wreck, and their Injuries were only the
result of the shock and the fall that fol
lowed St The nervous shock attending tho
Instantaneous death of her daughter waa
greathur than that of her physical injuries.
The scene at Maeder street and Broadway
a few minutes after the accident ap
proached pandemonium. The rumor of tho
accident spread all over the neighborhood
and a large crowd asembled. They circled
about the wrecked buggy and the injured
people, -and threats against the street car
men were heard. Finally there was talk of
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V struck the wagon, but this had luckily gone
t but a minute or so after the accident to
x Obert street. In Carondelet, to notify the
.police of the occurrence.
Crowd "Waits for Molorman.
When this became known tho crowd
stopped every southbound car, hoping in
this way to find the motorman on his re
turn trip. But the latter had been taken
in charge by the police at the First Dis
trict Station and was locked up there pend
ing the Coroner's inquest
Officers Gavin. Cliff and Hailey of the
First District were first of the policemen
at the scene of the accident They at
tempted to remove the body of Blanche
Skeelo from between tho two tracks where
It had fallen, and place it beside the road.
This, however, the mob resented, and it
was impossible to do anything until moro
policemen arrived.
Mr. una airs, tjaeeia wc tumiJicicu u..
served by the shock ana uieir gnei
be
TEN PERSONS INJURED IN
ONE DAY'S MINOR ACCIDENTS.
Besides tho Itahka street collision, in
which a little girl lost her life and three
.... Infiirprt. there was a series of street-
car accidents all over the city yesterday
' j i- .tvit.in whit-h ton other oersons
luiu icoh. !.--...
werclajurcd.
About 10 o'clock last night California ave
nue cr No. 2047 while touth bound in Vir
ginia avenue overtook and ran into a one
horse spring waBon containing live passen
gers at Neosho street demolishing the
wagon and strewing the occupants along
the street
Frederick Coopmann, Sr., and his son of
the same name of No. 3143 Texas avenue,
who were In the front seat driving, were
the worst Injured. The Eenlor Coopmann
was bruised about the legs and his back
was sprained. Fred sustained bruises about
the leijs and a deep cut In the left side of
the bnad, Joseph Marti. Fred Marti and
John 'Obernauer. all of No. 23M Pcstalwd
side the body of their dead daughter was
affecting in the extreme.
About 10 o'clock an ambulance arrived
and the body of Blanche Skeelo was placed
In it Mr. and Mrs. Skeele and tho baby got
Into a private buggy, and both convey
ances went ilrat to the South Side Dispen
sary. Here, when life was found to bo ex
tinct in tho body of Blanche Skeelo, tho am
bulance proceeded to tho morgue. The In
juries of Mr. and Mrs. Skeelo wero dressed
and the two wero taken home.
Russler was taken to tho office of Doctor
O. F. Drcscher, at No. 2315 Pestalozzi street
Hero liis injuries were dressed. He had sus
tained fifteen ecalp wounds and his face
was swollen beyond recognition.
Flschcsscr's Statement.
Sosthenes Fischesser, who was driving the
vehicle, was sent to tho City Hospital.
There it was found that his right leg was
broken in several places between the knee
and ankle. The exact naturo of tho injury
could not bo learned, however, because of
the swelling.
To a Republic representative he said that
the party left Third and Plum (streets
shortly after C o'clock.
"The first I knew that anything was
wrong," he said, "was when some one in
the back of the carriage screamed. I
turned around quickly and the headlight
of tho car flashed in my faco for an instant,
then came the crash. I knew nothing moro
until I came to myself In the street I still
had hold of tho reins and tho horse, was
standing near me. My leg pained me so
that I could not move or help myself.
"I say positively that no gong rang or I
would have heard It We were a jolly par
ty, but were not making enough nolso to
drown out the Bound of tho gong had it
rung. Yes, wo stopped once on the way
and had a glass of beer. That was the only
drink we took."
What the Motorman. Says.
H. W. Gilberto of No. 44U South Broad
way was tho motorman of the car which
struck the girl, and Joseph Week of No.
S723 Rutgtr street was tho conductor. Tho
former was seen last night at the First Dis
trict Station. He made the following state
ment about the accident;
"In the first place the brake was out of
order. It took five turns of tho wheel to
bring tho car to a full stop on level ground.
At the time I struck the wagon I had just
come down the grade south of Maeder
street and was running about four miles
an hour with the power shut oft. When I
first saw tho buggy it waa some fifty yards
in front of me. It was not on tho trade,
but was a few feet outside on tho west.
"I applied the brake as hard as I could.
Each turn I gave to tighten the wheel I
kicked the gong.vi must have rung IJvo or
six times. Then I applied the reverse
lever and loosened the brake because tho
reverse power would have no effect with
the brake set
"But just then the overhead cut-off ex
ploded. This shut off the current entirely
and left the car with nothing to retard it.
I applied the brake as quickly as I could,
but before I could stop the car I had hit
the wagon.
"After the accident I know little. It is
against our orders to leave the car under
any circumstances, and I shortly after
went up to tho police station to notify
them. I came into the employ of tho
transit company on August 1, but was an
experienced motorman in Kansas City be
fore coming here."
Story of n Passenger.
Frank "Wilson and his wife, Eva Clayton,
the well-known Dutch comedians, were on
tho car. Wilson said last night in describ
ing the accident: "We were going down the
hill from Mount rieasant at a rapid rate,
when suddenly tho vehicle was noticed a
few feet in front of us. An Instant later
the crash came, smashing the barouche. In
juring the horse and knocking its occupants
in every direction.
"The car was filled with passengers, most
of whom, like myself, wero bound for Man
sion's Park. Tho women screamed and sev
eral fainted, among them my wife. I Jumped
out as soon as the car camo to a stop. A
little girl about 12 years old, whom I after
wards learned was named Blanche, had
fallen under the car, and the wheels, pass
ing over her neck, had almost completely
severed the head from the body. Her death
was instantaneous.
"Ono of the men had tho top of his head
nearly torn off. His brains were oozing
from the fracture In his skull. I picked
him up and put him on a car going north,
with instructions to put him off at the hos
pital. The others did not appear to bo very
badly hurt.
A large crowd soon gathered and for a
timo it looked as if violence would surely
bo dono the motorman and conductor of
the car. Cries of "Kill them!" "Lynch
them!" and the like were heard on all
hides, and several times the mob seemed
about to put their threats In execution.
Policemen arrived early on the scene and
kept the crowd at bay.
"I cannot say who was to blame; It all
happened so suddenly that no one had an
idea of danger until the crash came. Ono
of tho men In the crowd, who I think was
the father of the little girl killed, cried
piteously and continually remarked that
on this day three years ago his daughter
had been run over and killed."
A peculiar coincidence In connection with
tho accident Is that on the same day, Au
gust 19, three years ago, another daughter
of Skeele was run over and killed at Third
and Cerre streets by a draft wagon. In his
grief last night Skeele frequently referred
to the fact of his little daughter's death
three years ago. She was only 3 years old
1 and was playing in the street at the time.
street, the other occupants of the wagon,
were bruised. Coopmann and his son were
attended at the South Side Dispensary and
forwarded to their homes.
Frank Sampson is the conductor of the
car and W. B. Jordan is the motorman.
They both live at No. 60u2 Virginia avenue.
Sampson claimed that it was so dark ho
could not see the wagon until he was on it
and it was too late to stop. No arrests
were made.
Miss Annie llahon of No. 1439 Cleary
street was quite painfully Injured in alight
ing from a Grand avenue car at the cross
ing of Lucky street last night About 8
o'clock, while she was stepping from the
car, it started with a sudden jerk and
threw her backwards Into the street. Tho
back of her head was badly bruised. Doc
tor F. J. Russell of No. 14i1 North Grand
avenue, who dressed the wound, sent her
to the llullanphy Hospital for further
treatment.
Pat Delaney, 61 years old, living at No.
1433 North Seventh street, was struck by
a car while crossing the track at Twelfth
JOHN BULL: "IF HE ONLY
EMPEROR AND EMPRESS
BUT THEY HAVE
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, Aug. 19. "China recognizes tho Emperor and Empress Dowager
ns her rulers. They are tho Government of China. I have no idea that any at
tempt will be made by the Chinese to overthrow them. An official dispatch which
I received yesterday from LI Hung Chang announcing the entrance of tho allies
into Pekin and the safety of the legations also stated that before the city was at
tacked the court had gone to the West."
This statement was made this evening by Wu Ting Fang, tho Chinese Minister
to the United States, who has recently occupied a most difficult and delicate posi
tion with extraordinary tact.
"Naturally, I am deeply grieved," he continued, "that conditions should have
nrisen which have brought about a conflict between tho Chinese and the allied
forces, but I am hopeful that a full and free discussion, which undoubtedly will oc
cur between LI Hung Chang and tho representatives of the Powers, will Indicate
where the responsibility lies for what has occurred, and will result In the settle
ment of all questions and the permanont withdrawal of the foreign troops.
"I presume that LI Hung Chang's dispatch saying that 'the court' had gone to
the West meant both the Emperor and Empress. I believe the report published a
few days ago that tho Emperor and Empress Dowager had gone to TEl-Nan-Fu
probably Is correct The mere fact that the Emperor and Empress Dowager are not
at Pekin does not change the governing power of China. Queen Victoria recently
went to Ireland, but she still remains the Queen of Great Britain. So with the
Emperor and Empress Dowager."
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CHINA NOT YET
READY TO QUIT.
Shanghai Dispatches Say Viceroys Are Making
Threats "Empress Dowager Must
Not Be Harmed."
London, Aug. 3), 4 a. m. Bear Admiral
Bruce's report of the continuation of light
ing in Pekin puts a more serious aspect
on the Chinese situation than was generally
expected here. It appears effectually to dis
pose of all statements that the Empress
Dowager had fled, although circumstantial
accounts of her departure continue to como
from Shanghai.
Despito defeat, tho Chinese arc apparent
ly resolved to make a desperate strugglo
not only In their ancient capital, but also
In other parts of the Empire. Sluing Chi
Tung. Viceroy at Hankow, and Liu Kun
Yi. Viceroy at Nankin, according to advices
fiom ShanKhjI, have threatened the Con
suls that If tho person of tlio Empress
Dowager is not respected they will with
draw from their present friendly attitude.
Another Shanghai dispatch announces the
death of I'ing Heng, Cheng and Chang Lul
Lin in the fighting before Pekin.
The Mandarins in the Southern Provinces,
according to a dispatch to the Dally Ex
press from Hong-Kong, have Issued an im
portant proclamation recognizing tho cap
ture of Pekin as a Just punishment of re
actionary officials, and warning the peoplo
and Carr streets last night at 9 o'clock,
and was dragged twelve feet by the fender.
His collarbone was broken and Doctor Niet
ert at the City Hospital considers his con
dition serjous. The car was No. 125 of the
Spring avenue division of tho St. Louis
Transit Company.
Mary McGilllgan of No. 2801 Cass avenue
was injured quite severely while leaving an
Easton avenue car ut Academy avenue yes
terday afternoon about 4 o'clock. She was
on the last step about to alight when the
conductor rang the signal for the motor
man to go ahead, but before she could step
down the car started suddenly and threw
her violently to the street. For a moment
she lay unconscious, but after a minute she
regained her senses and got up. A police
man conducted her to the office of Doctor
Perdue, at No. 0092 Easton avenue, who
found that her right arm was broken In
two places. She is 40 years old and rather
feeble. On account of her ago her Injuries
are considered berious.
James Hamilton, 16 years old, of No. SOI
Ann avenue, fell from the rear platform of
a crowded eastbound Taylor avenue car at
Forest Park Highlands, shortly before 11
o'clock last night, and was dragged 'forty
feet. He was quite severely bruised about
the body, and it is feared ho was internally
injured.
Westbound Cass avenue car No. 1 ran into
northbound Suburban car No. 129 at -St.
Louis and Union avenues a few minutes be
fore 10 o'clock last night demolishing the
side of the Suburban car. Dennis Malone,
the conductor of the Suburban car, was
thrown to the floor of the car. His injuries
are not considered serious.
MASON CONDEMNS HAY.
Says His Action in Agreeing to
Modus Vivendi Was Asinine.
ItEPUBLIC SPECIAL.
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 19. Senator
Mason of Illinois, who has Just returned
from a trip to Alaska, is very sore over the
KEEPS 'EM OUT FOR ME."
DOWAGER RULE,
LEFT PEKIN, SAYS TU.
not to interfeie 'with fuielgners, but alo
pointing out that the solo object of the
Powers should bo the punishment of the
Boxers and then the restoration of peace,
confining, however, their operations to the
North.
Emperor Nicolas has wired to General
Lincvitch, commander of the Kusslan
troops in the Province of Chi-Li, con
gratulating him heartily upon tho rapid
capture of Pekin und bestowing upon him
tho class order of St. George. The Russian
Emperor also thanks Vice Admiral Alexleff
and "the heroic Siberian troops."
General Grodekoff, Husslan Commander of
the Amur Government, reports to the Rus
sian War Office that Chlngan Pass waa cap
tured August 16, after a bloody battle, in
which tho Chinese suffered heavily, losing
four or Ave guns. The Russian cavalry
wero In pursuit of the enemy.
The principal Russian papers, notably the
Novoe Vremya, commenting upon the vic
tory at Pekin, declare that Russia should
go no further in participating in common
armed Intervention, but should limit her
military action to the frontier and the Man
churlan railroad.
action of tho Secretary of Stato in the
Alaska boundary matter. He said:
"Secretary of State Hay is anything but
an American, and ho has committed an act
for which ho will be called to account In
the next Congress. Fifty-seven years ago
the United States bought from Russia cer
tain territory in the North, and that terri
tory has been held and protected by our
Government for more than half a century.
The boundary line Is marked by a church
at one point, and it made me indignant to
see that the British flag had driven out the
Stars and Stripes from a highly valuable
stretch of territory. This is the asinine
work of Mr. Hay In agreeing to the tempo
rary line of boundary. The American pol
icy, which Is well fixed, is to never give
up a foot of land that has been honorably
obtained, and this policy should most cer-
tainly be followed In Alaska.
"It is anything but a pleasant experience
to have American miners come with tears
In their eyes and show where they were
ruined by the fact that the protection of
the flag had been taken from them and
they had been pieced under the dominion of
the Britisher. Thore is no excuse for the
situation In the Northwest, and tho matter
will most certainly receive serious atten
tion in the next Congress."
LODGE-DAVIS WEDDING.
Son of the Senator Married in
Boston.
Boston, Mass.. Aug. 19. George Cabot
Lodge, son of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge,
and Miss Matilda Frelinghuysen Davis,
daughter of Judge John Davis, of the Court
of Claims, Washington, were married at
the Church of the Advent in this city yesterday.
Our Losses Only Eight
When Outer City
Fell.
TRAP FOR EMPRESS
Report That She Did
Not Make Her Es
cape. I REMEY'S REPORT.
"Chc-Foo Bureau of Navigation,
Washington-Taku, Aup. 18 Tele
graph line to Pekin interrupted.
Information Japanese sources Em
press Dowajrcr detained by Prince
Yuujrcdo Inner City, which beins
bombarded by allies:. Chaffee re-
X ports entered legation grounds on
the evening of tho 14th. Eight
wounded during day's light Other
I wise all well. KEMEY."
FIGHTING IN STREETS.
T?rtmA Aur. lO .A fllenntnH rrtin
Z Taku, via Che-Foo, August 18,
"Fighting continues in the streets
of Pekin and the allies have bom
barded the point that Is still re-
sisting. Prince Yung prevented J
the departure of the Empress
J Dowager." X
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I PEKIN BURNING.
T London, Aug. 20, 4:20 a. m.-
$ Rear Admiral Bruce cables the Ad-
J miralty from Che-Foo, August 10,
as follows:
"Am informed on the authority
5 of the Japanese that street fighting
still continues in Pekin, part of
which is on Are.
"Yan Sa prevented the Empress
from leaving, and a last stand Is
now being made in the Inner City,
which is surrounded by the allies
and being bombarded."
Washington, Aug. 19. From General
Chaffee to-day the War Department re
ceived official confirmation of the fall of
Pekin and the rescue of the besieged lega
tloners. The dispatch of the American com
mander was not long, and contained but few
details, but the unconcealed satisfaction
with which it was received by officials of
the administration indicated clearly the
anxiety that had been engendered by his
prolonged silence. His last communication
to tho Government, prior to the receipt of
to-day's advices, was dated August 11, at
Matow, almost thirty miles from Pekin.
The explanation of his silence is suggested
In advices received by the Navy Department
to-day from Admiral Remey, who, tele
graphing from Tulcu on the 18th, says tho
telegraph line between that point and Pe
kin Is Interrupted.
The cablegram from Admiral Remey con
tains Bomo Important information not men
tioned by General Chaffee. He makes the
startling statement, on Japanese authority.
that the inner city of Pekin was being bom
barded by the allied forces. Admiral Remey
says, also, that the Dowager Empress Is de
tained In tho inner city by Prince Tungedo.
Advices received la3t night from the For
eign Office at Tokio, Japan, by the Japan
ese Legation In this city confirms and am
plify previous accounts of tho capture of
Pekin by the allied troops.
Chaffee's Dispatch.
Following Is the text of the dispatch from
General Chaffee, as made public by tho
War Department:
"Che-Foo, Aug. 19. To Adjutant General,
Washington: Pekin, Aug. 15. We entered
legation'3 grounds at 5 o'clock last night
with Fourteenth and Light Battery. Eight
wounded during day's lighting; otherwise
all well.
(Signed.) "CHAFFEE."
The dispatch, which was received during
the morning, was transmitted immediately
to the President at the White House. Ho
expressed his gratification at the news con
tained, particularly at the small loss sus
tained by the American troops. A copy of
the dispatch likewise was sent to Adjutant
General Corbln, who was in New York.
It will be noted that the dispatch indi
cates that the American troops entered the
legation grounds at 5 o'clock on the evening
of Augubt 14. By the Washington officials
and by several legation officials to whom It
was shown, the date of General Chaffee's
communication is regarded as an error of
transmission. It is believed that the word
"fifteenth" should be "sixteenth." All prev
ious advices, official and unofficial, have in
dicated that the legations were relieved on
the evening of the 15th. Wednesday, and af
ter a day of sharp fighting. Minister Wu,
the Chinese Minister, and Minister Takahlro
of Japan, were quite positive on this point
all their official advice being that the en
trance to the city of Pekin was effected
early in the evening of Wednesday, the 13th.
Forces Probably Divided.
The fact that only the Fourteenth In
fantry and Riley's Battery entered the
city, as shown by General Chaffee's dis
patch, does not Indicate that the Ninth
Infantry- and the marines who were so con
spicuously gallant throughout tho advance
upon the capital did not participate la the
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AN ARMISTICE
TO COME NEXT.
Positive Action Regarding Settlemtnt Not Likely
Until th True Situation in Pekin
is Known.
Washington. Aug. 19. Now that the pri
mary object for which the allied armies
marched upon Pekin, viz, the rescue of tho
besieged Iegatloners, has been accomplished,
the drift of discussion in official and diplo
matic circles reverts to the next step to bo
taken. Necessarily many of the predic
tions as to what this will be are purely
conjectural, as It Is realized that complete
and definite Information regarding the con
dition of affairs in Pekin must be awaited
before any positive action can be taken by
the Governments whose interests have suf
fered as a result of the Chinese troubles.
"We are on the threshold of an entirely
new condition of affairs. A new aspect
confronts us," said a well-posted official of
this Government to-night "The efforta of
the several Governments during the past
few weeks have been devoted to the re.cue
of the Iegatloners in Pekin. Now that that
has been accomplished, the course, of the
Governments whose Interests have been af
fected is for the present one largely of con
jecture." An Armistice.
The presumption here Is that the next
move will be an agreement for an armis
tice. This may be undertaken by the com
manders of the Chinese army and those of
the allies on the spot, where the fighting,
according to the latest reports from Pekin,
appears still to bo in progress. This accom
plished, the question of tho withdrawal of
tho foreign armies, the payment of indem
nities and many other problems may be left
to commissions duly appointed to adjudicate
them.
Li Hung Chang has already been ap
engagement which resulted directly In tho
rescue of the besieged legations. It Is
pointed out as likely that General Chaffee,
acting in consonance with the other com
manders, divided his forces, leaving tho
Ninth Infantry and the marines without the
walls of the city to act as a rear guard to
prevent the escape of Chinese troops by
other gates than those through which the
allies entered, or for somo other excellent
reason.
Only two battalions of the Fourteenth
Regiment are with General Chaffee. They
comprise about 00 men. This would indi
cate that only about one-third of General
Chaffee's force actually entered the city
at the time he sent his dispatch.
The fact that only eight of the American
force were wounded, none being killed, is
regarded as notably fortunate.
Remey's Advices.
Admiral Remey's dispatch, which con
tains much Interesting information in few
words, is:
"Che-Foo (no date) To Bureau Naviga
tion, Washington: Taku, Eighteenth Tele
graph line to Pekin interrupted. Informa
tion, Japanese sources. Empres3 Dowager
detained by Prince Yungedo (probably.
Yung Lu) In Inner city, which being bom
barded by allies. Chaffee reports entered
legation grounds evening 14th. Eight
wounded during day's fighting; otherwise
all well.
(Signed) "REMEY."
The startling feature of the dispatch is
that fighting within the city of Pekin was
continuing, according to the advices of Ad
miral Remey. The Inner, or as it Is popu
larly known the Forbidden, City evidently
had not been taken. It is surrounded by a
massive wall of solid masonry, more than
twenty feet high, and it Is not regarded
as surprising that the Chinese should make
their final stand within its shadows. Prior
to the receipt of the dispatch It was ac
cepted generally as a fact that the Dowager
Empress, In company with the Emperor
and a large suite, had left Pekin. While
nothing Is said In Admiral Remey's ad
vices as to the whereabouts of the Em
peror, it is deemed scarcely probable that
Continued obi Face Two.
pointed a plenipotentiary by his Govern
ment to negotiate terms of peace, and, in
this capacity, ho made an Ineffectual aU
tempt to stop the progress of the allies In
their march on Pekin. Whether Earl XI
will be continued in that capacity by the
Imperial Government Is not known hero,
but such seems altogether probable, as,
with his well-known ability and hl ac
quaintance with the woTld, he would be
able to make possibly better terms than any;
other Chinaman.
Eleven Nations Affected.
There were eleven nations, pointed out
the same official, which have suffered as
result of the Chinese disturbances. All will
expect a settlement of damages which have)
resulted from the Boxer outbreaks, the mur
der of missionaries and the destruction of
legation property. Spain is one. of these,
and, although she has not participated in
the relief expedition, she has suffered alike
with the others, and will expect to be In
demnified for her losses. It can be stated
authoritatively that, up to this time, there
have been no exchanges between the United
States and the other Powers regarding- the
steps to be token In the future to brlns
China to terms for the losses that have
been incurred. The solo Interest of the
United States up to this time has been th
rescue of the Iegatloners. which is now an
accomplished fact Informal discussion has
taken place between the President and, his
Cabinet as to what this Government will
do to secure reparation for losses, but the
conclusions reached are purely tentative and
In no sens definite.
LEADING TOPIC9
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TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC
For Missouri Generally, fair Mon
day; southerly winds.
For Arkansas -Generally fair Hob
day; southerly winds.
Page.
1. More Fightins In Pekin.
An Armistice to Come Next
Girl Beheaded by Street Car.
2. Robbed While Waltlns for Owl Cars.
Valuable Express Package Stolen.
In the City.
Seeking Smooth Swindlers.
3. Time and Money Wasted by Army.
Roosevelt Has to Explain to Palmer.
Memorial Services for Xtar Humbert
4. Editorial.
Net-Waist Girl vs. Shlrt-Walst Man.
May Nominate by Primaries.
Trade With Spain Growing.
Summer Amusements.
5. Sermons and Services In the Churches.
Geronimo to Wed.
6. Republic Want Ads.
7. Republic Want Ada.
Zinc and Lead Report
Another Day of Sweltering Heat
Railway News.
Weather Report. i
8. Tebeau Resigns and McGraw Succeed
Him.
Race Entries.
Baseball Scores.
9. The Grain Markets.
River News. '
Fanner Stood on Track.
10. Seven Hundred Miles on Foot
Judge Leo Rassleur.
.Seeks Wife and Half Brother.
Parks Parched by Sun's Rays.
His Cries for Help Caused Fatal Panto
Gossip Causes Homicide, ..
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