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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 3900.
fe TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
LOCAL AND SUBVRBAX.
The Iteverend Samuel M. Morton preached
t Webster Groves Congregational Church
on "God's Power and Divinity as Illus
trated by Nature's Works."
The Iteverend Frank Lonsdale delivered a
Bcrmon. on tho manliness of Christ as
nn example for all men at Compton Heights
The theme of tho Reverend W. A. Moore"s
ermon at Beulah Christian Church rter
3ay was the boy considered as the material
of which the man is made.
Worlaliness up contrasted with sodli
Siejs was the topic on -which Doctor W. A.
Jones of Hydo Park Congregational Church
Doctor IV. H. Bates of Webster Groves
Tresbytorian Church preached jeMcrdaj on
tlio duty of obedience.
A girl was killed and n nnii probablv fa
tally hurt In a collision with a South hitn
etreet car at Broadway and Itaka Mreet.
Critics discusfc the net-waist girl a; con
tracted with tho shirt-waist man
Herbert Howe of St. Louis was in Maple
wood ve&terdav searching for his wife and
lialf-brothcr. who eloped about two jcars?
Tho city parks are badlv parched by the
Jong dry spell and are losing tlieir beauty.
Two voting men were robbed early J ester
flay morning w hile waiting for owl cars.
The marshals of the Labor V-y parade
stlmate that there will bo 33,000 men in
The Congressional Committee of the
Eleventh District 1' considering a plan for
nominating the Democratic candidate by a
primary held in the various wards.
Louis Teteroskl. a Russian, was badly
beaten at Second nnd Spruce streets by a
No relief from the present hot weather is
Herman Baude was shot and killed by his
neighbor. William Allen.
"Roy Evans." passer of bogus checks, is
badly wanted by the police. Several St.
Frank Koehl was drowned on his eight
eenth birthday, near tho Merchants' bridge,
while swimming with a party of friends.
Xew Tork scientists are much interested
In the- recent discovery by French scientists
of a process whereby air may be renewed
Indefinitely. They are of the opinion that.
If the Frenchmen's claims are well-founded,
the discovery will be of Incalculable -value
to miners, divers and firemen.
Tennessee Republicans are split into two
factions, and have two State tickets and
two sets of national electors. There Is a
marked apathy In the political situation in
Tennessee, but it Is conceded that Bryan
and Stevenson and the entire State Demo
cratic ticket will carry the State by sub
The Kansas wheat crop has begun to
move, snd the railroad companies operat
ing In the State are workins night and day
to get sufficient cars In readiness to move
the banner wheat crop of the State. Kan
sas farmers are very prosperous as a result
of the Mg yield of wheat and Eastern fac
tories nre shipping all kinds of necessaries
end luiuris to the Sunflower State In antic
ipation of a good market this fall.
John Nelson was kicked to death by a
horse at Sycamore, 111.
The T-year-old daughter of Mrs. W. H.
Bielefcldt was kidnaped Saturday night.
Bryan will make three speeches while en
route to Topeka to recel e the notification of
his nomination by the Populists.
Ball and "Vandiver addressed large audl
nrcs at enthusiastic demonstrations in
The Rock Island Railroad Company has
nerved notices on Its employes at Armour
dale. Kas., that cigarettes are forbidden
while employes are at work about the
The Kansas corn crop has been severely
damaged by the drought.
Fireman Hugo Glide was killed at Rock
Mrs. Madge Doane, whom a mob of
whitecappers at Centerbrook, Conn., at
tempted to horsewhip, has some interesting
exhlbitn to offer the Sheriff of the county
to assist him in learning the identity of
some members of the mob.
The extravagance and waste of time and
money for which high military authorities
nre responsible Is said to have been illus
trated In the recent shipment of COO horses
from Porto Rico to the United States.
Senator Mason denounces Secretary Hay's
conduct In agreeing to the present Alaskan
boundary line as asslnlne and criminally
The police of New Tork City are mysti
fied by a. peculiarly brutal murder discov
ered yesterday. A young girl was killed by
an unknown person with a hammer, for
the purpose of robbery. Her brother and
sweetheart have been arrested on suspicion.
A Bryan and Dockcry club was organized
tt California, Mo.
Weaver visited Bryan at Lincoln yes
terday. He is much encouraged over tho
The Cuban school teachers visited Presi
dent McKinley and toured Washington.
Manager Tcbeau of the St. Louis club re
signed that position yesterday. John ilc
Graw -was appointed his successor.
Reds hit Powell hard and won easily.
, Sloan will ride Noonday In the Futurity.
Official reports say that fighting In Pekln
has been resumed. The allies are bom
hardlng the inner city,, and It Is believed
that the Empress Dowager, who was said
to have escaped. Is still within that part
It Is reported officially In Rome that part
of Pekln Is burning.
Minister Wu says that the Emperor and
Empress Dowager will not be overthrown,
and that though they have left Pckin, they
continue to rule China.
Xw Tork, Aug. 17. Sailed: Steamer
Kaiser Wilhclm H, Naples and Genoa.
Southampton, Aug. 19. Arrived: Steamer
Amor, New York. Sailed: South, Grosser
Xurfurz, from Bremen, New Tork.,
Scilly, Aug. 19. Passed: Steamer South
ward, Antwerp, for New York.
Queenstown, Aug. 13. Sailed: Steamer
TJmbrla, from Liverpool, New York.
STOPPED BY GRASSHOPPERS.
Michigan Train Held Up by These
Pests of the Field.
Kalamazoo. Mich., Aug. 19. A Chicago,
Kalamazoo and Saginaw train came to a
standstill yesterday between Cressy and
Delton on account of an army of grasshop
pers, which extended for several rods and
completely covered the track for several
Inches. The crushed bodies of the hoppers
acted like oil on the rails, the drive -wheels
of the engine refusing to work until the in-,
sects had been shoved away by the train
For the last week Kalamazoo and vicinitv
have suffered from a pest of grasshoppers,
which Ib said to be the worst ever known
here. Houses and stores have swarmed with
the Insects and there seems to be no way to
get rid of them.
In one restaurant the serving of meals
was discontinued until a large swarm of
hoppers could be driven out.
On account of the plague the city has rot
burned Its electric lights for several nights.
and: all stores have closed at .6 o'clock.
The insects filled up the arc lamp globes
and put the lights out. Some of the hop
pers are threo Inches long and they sing
like locusts. In the celery fields their music
FATALITIES AT PITTSBURG.
Four Drownings and One Death by
Pittsburg; Pa., Aug. IS. Four drownings
and one death by burning Is Pittsburg's
fatal accident record for the day.
The dead: Chris Paffenbach, aged 50, fell
from a raft In Allegheny River and was
Bdward C Brlllinger, 8 years old, fell
from a raft while fiBhlng in the Allegheny
River and was drawn under and drowned
before his father, who was a short distance
.way, wuld rescue him.
James Gallagher and Hugh McGrady.
?. TIS downed together while swim
mint In the Moncegahela,
'Roy Evans." With the Old Rogus
Check Game, Fleeces Busi
DESMOND KAS HIS PICTURE.
Poli t-e Seoul ins H'P (,ii.v ft"' Knj;!,o"
inrr Young (ii'iilh'inan Who Is
Radix Wanted fnr Crimi
The Police Department is looking for a
smooth swindler who has been operating
in the city under the old. et eve: -new as
tern of obtaining momy by me.ms of bogus
checks. Su fa r as CilI1 j,,, loarneil, this lat
est exponent or the art of -ep iratiii credu
lous people from tlieir money h.u. landed at
last three 'victims. That is the number of
complaints that have been lodged w.th the
This latent operator is known to his vic
tims as Roy Kvans, although he has a
string or aliases) as long as a. clothesline.
He Is known to Chief Desmond as one of
the shrewdest men in the business. His
picture is in the rogues' gallery and lie is
wanted in at least three other citie.s.
"Evans" Is a young man, tall, handsome.
a neat dresser and an engaging talker,
nearly all of which attributes arc necest.iiy
to success m his chosen Held. Hi" ni.innT
and appearance are suUi as to readily dis
arm the MJspicions of his prospectiv e prey.
"Evans," blew into the St. Nicholas Hotel
last Wednesday, registered fiom Boston,
and within a few hours had so ingratiated
himself into tho confidence of tho clerk
that that engaging and courteous employe
cashed a check for $V for him to tide over
the few hours Intervening before the banks
opened for business. The cleik wa- about
to depart on his -vacation, and by cashing
the check he cut off $10 worth of pleasure,
as he had to pay the check.
In the meantime the suave "Mr. Evans."
feeling the need of some new apparel, had
ordered two suits of clothing from a tailoi
whose place of business is convenient to-the
hostelry, and. on the strength of the cleik's
recommendation, it is said, the tailor gave
him $30 change on u K0 check which he of
fered as .i deposit on the order.
Then "31 r. Evans" siunteied over to the
jewelry store of W. A. Gill, No. "C22 Olnt
street, and pelected a locket at the modest
price of $5, for which he offered in payment
a check for $15. purporting to have been
drawn by Wallace Simmons ot the Simmons
Mr. Gill was suspicious of his customer
nnu the check, and calling one of his em
plojes sent him with the check to the Sim
mons Hardware Company, ostensibly to got
It cashed. The customer slipped out of the
rtore with the locket in his possession and
followed the boy.stopplng a few doors away
from the hardware company's ollice. while
the boy wtnt inside.
The check was pronounced a forgery.
When tho boy came out, Evans approached
him and asked him if he hid the monov.
Upon receiving a negative replj. he took
the check from the boy, gave him the locket
and went away. The next daj he was seen
on the street by the boy. but before a po
liceman could be summoned he had disap
peared. Chief Desmond has detailed two of his
mn to run the swindler down.
Quiet Services in Respect to the
Atchison, Ka&., Aug. 19. Funeral services
aver tho body o ex-Senator lngalls wero
held" this afternoon at Trinity Episcop.il
Church, and subsequently interment wjs
made In the family vault at Mount Vernon
Cemetery. Owing to the request of tho
family lor privacy, a request made in ac
cordance with the expressed wish of Mr.
lngalls, there was no great thions; at the
services. The little church was lll.ed with
friends of the family, and a few rersoni
were obliged to stand. The exercises were
"very simple. Chopin's funeral march was
plajed as the cottln was borne into the
church, the EpUcopal scivicc was read, and
a -vested choir of tnirty men and bo.vs suns
"From every stormv wind that blows" ana
"Nearer My God to Thee."
The officiating clergjman announced
that thu interment would be strictly pri
vate, and only members of the family and
the pallbearers, ouiir men, sons, of old
friends of the dead ex-Senator, went to tho
A special train came in from Topeka at
noon, bringing ex-Senator W. A. Pelfer.wr.o
succeeded lngalls; Judge "V. A. Johnston of
the Supreme Court; A. A. Goddard. Attor
ney General, and others, who attended the
services In tho church.
The officiating clergjman was Kcverend
John E. Sulger of Terro Haute, Ind.. who
also preached the funeral sermon over Sen
ator Voorhees of Indiana. IngallVb famous
political antagonist. Judge A. G. Otis, a
close business and personal associate of
Senator lngalls. estimates the Senator's
fortune at J25.0y0.
HATLESS WOMEN BARRED.
Trenton Bishop Announces That
Ladies Must AVear Bonnets.
Xevv York. Aug. 19. "Hvery woman who
attends servlcu at the Cathedral must w-ar
a hat or a bonnet," announced Bl'-hop Mc
Kaul of tho Roman Catholic Cathedral .it
Trenton, N. J., to-day, ami fifty women
who wero present without any head cov tr
ine wero overwhelmed with confusion.
The custom of going to church bareheaded
originated in Hackensack, N. J. The fashion
percolated slowly, and it was not until two
weeks ago that the hatle-ss woman was seen
at Trenton. Bishop Mcl'aul was Indignant.
At to-day's scrice he spoke from the pulpit
"I am not pleased at thto. Women must
como to the Cathedral wearlnir either li.im
or bonnets. That rule Is imperative 1 will
permit no deviation from it."
After tho services one of the hatless wom
en called upon on assistant priest and tried
to argue the matter, but he said:
"It was a law of tho ancient Jews to
bhavc the locks from the head of a wom.m
convicted of certain kinds of crime, and St.
Paul likens the woman who enters church
without covering to one of those shorn
"But we are not ancient Jens and we
have not been conicted of crime," argued
"That matters not," the priest rt-Plicd.
"St. Paul sajs:
"nvery woman praying or singing
palms not covered dKgraceth hpr head, for
she is all one as If she were shorn.' "
The hatless women will make another ef
fort to get themselves approved of, but the
Bishop declares that he will never change
his point of lew.
TO DEVELOP PHILIPPINES.
Congressman Hull Has Formed Big
Chicago, 111.. Aug. 19. In addition to car
rving on the duties of the chauman of the
House Committee en Military Affaiis, look
ing after his constituents In the Seventh
Iowa JJlstrlct and helping to run the Re
publican campaign as vice chairman of the
National Congressional Committee, Con
gressman J. A. T. Hull of Iowa has formed
a big coiporation which promises to make
its stockholders rich from the resources of
the Philippine. Islands.
Congressman Hull Is president of the
"Philippine Lumber and Develomncnt Com
pany." With the assistance of his son, a
Judge Adocate in the -volunteer army of
the United States, the Congressman has
launched a $3,000,000 corporation capital
nctually paid In $100,000) for the purpose of
extracting dollars from the hardwood tim
ber land, gutta percha forests and coal
fields In the Philippine Islands.
Congressman Hull, as president of the big
corporation, is floating the enterprise in
Chicago and the rest of the United States.
He says his position counts for nothing and
announces that "no government concession
will be asked for."
Judge Advocate Hull. U. S. V., is said
by his distinguished father to be looking
after things In the Philippines, along with
Frank 8. Bourns, whose title is "Represent
ative of the Company. Manila, r. I."
Bourns was formerly a Major and held the
sosltlon of health officer at WuiHa.
Of Cambric, low, square
neck; elaborately hem
stitched; each 35c
Cambric, I'rcnch style,
tucked back, trimmed with
Clntiy lace insertion and
edge; eacli 50c
Nainsook, French stvlc,
tucked back, trimmed with
VaU-niiennes lace insertion
and edge; each 75c
Nainsook, V r e n c h style,
tucked back, s(Uarc neck,
trimmed with Torchon lace
insertion and edge; each 85c
Adams Express Company Loses
$2."i.00l) Uehvoen Hurling! on
MOST MYSTERIOUS ROBBERY.
Currency Was Taken Out of Pack
age and P.rown Paper Substi
tuted Xo Suspicion Rests
Chicago. Ill, Aus. 19. The mysfiv- of a
Sil.CKO express lobbeiy is perplexing officiate
of the Chicaso, Burlington and Qulncy Rail
road Company. The Commercial National
Hank of Chicago and the Adams Epre-s
The amount of J23,00i widen was in bilte
of large denomination, was shipped Fiiday
morning by the bank thiough the express
company over the Burlington load. Its
destination was Burlington. Ia and it was
diawn to the account of the railroad com
pany, on the order of J. C. Teasley, the vice
president and treasurer.
Somewhere between ''iiicago and Burlirig
ton the package containing the money a
opened, the curiency abstracted, some folds
of Tirown paper substituted, and the parcel
restoied to Its former appearance.
When the consignment reached the rail
way offices in Burlington and thu robbeiy
was discovered theio was consternation.
So few pei sons had known of the with
drawal of the money from the bank and
its removal to the express car that the of
ficials interested hoped at ilr.-t that It
would be an easy matter to trace the
crime home, but up to to-night little prog
ress had been made by the scoie or more of
detectives detailed on the case.
They found that the men on the run to
Burlington wero long-tried and tiuted em
plojes. Suspicion was removed from tho
messenger at once, and this only made tho
affair more complex. The theory that the
money might have been taken from tho
package before it reached the express com
pany was found easj to support. The bills,
in parcel"? of $1,000 each, had been placed in
sealed covers under the peisonal direction
of J. T. Talbert, cashier of the Commercial
By n faithful messenger it was convened
to tho downtown otllce of the Adams E-prc-s
Company and befoie removal to the
train passed through the hands only of men
tn whom are Intrusted daily fortunes in
cash and convertible property.
The heads of the Adums Express Com
pany co-operated with the railway officials
in engaging detective aid. A local ngency
v.n.s placed In charge of Uip care. Manager
W. H. Damsel and Agent James L. Calhoun
of the express companj, both of uhomhavc
been activo in dliecting the ferreting out of
many ppiess lobbeis, bent .ill their ener
gies toward assisting the deteitivis.
The Investigation was commenced at the
hank. President James II. Eckels dliceted
that the emplojes who knew of the ship
ment be quest loned. Aftet the inquisition
It was established beyond a doubt that the
package of money had left the bank m
proper slupe Tho messenger's tc.stimony
anos that it had been dellveied duly to the
So far as can be learned, not tho slight
est clew to the robber has yet been ob
tained. BUCK TAYLOR DEAD.
Famous Cowboy and Rough Rider
Yields to Consumption.
Washington, Aug. 19. "Buck" Taj lor,
"King of the Cowbojs," Sergeant in tho
Rough Riders and devoted friend and ad
mirer of Gov ertior Roosevelt, of New Tork,
died of consumption this morning in Provi
dence Hospital, In this city.
After ho returned from Cubi with tho
Rough Riders, his health became poor and
for many months ha has been a mere shad
ow of tho stalwart athlete who.se feats
of horsemanship were oneo one of the chief
attractions of Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
He became a clerk in the census office,
having been appointed by Diiector Merrlam
on the recommendation of Governor Roose
velt mid Senator Moigan of Alabama, His
health had been so pool, however, that he
had not been able to do much work, and
was constantly under a phjsicl.m's cire.
He went to Cabin John Bridge, a sub
urban resoit a few miles from Washington,
lust night. He was taken ill and lay on
the porch ol the hotel gasping for breath
when he was iccognized. He was attended
by Doctor J. Preston Miller, who sent him.
to the hospital at once. He sank during tho
night and succumbed to-day.
Taj lor, whose real name was Berrj- El
Tatum, was bom in Montgomerj, Ala.,
where his family Is prominent. Before ho
became a cowboj he sang in light opera,
appearing as Ralph Rackstraw in "1'Ina
rore" and similar parts. Giving up the stage,
he went West, became a cowboy and joined
Buffalo Bill's show. It was then that he
adopted the name by which he was best
Two of his brothers, Hajwood Tatum and
Griffin Tatum, are in business in Montgomerj-.
A telegram was sent to them this
morning, and thej- directed that his body be
sent to Montgomerj-. A telegram was sent
to Governor Roosevelt at Ojstcr Bay late
to-nignt unorming mm of his former Ser
LORD ROBERTS' PROCLAMATION
Threatens Burghers With Sum
mary Measures Unless They Obey
Pretoria. Aug. 19. Lord Robertas procla
mation, after reciting the fact that many
hao broken the oath to maintain netl-tralitj-.
and that the leniency extended to
the burgheis is not appreciated, warns all
who break their oaths in the future that
they will be punished by death. Imprison
ment or fine.
He declares that all burghers In districts
occupied by the British, except thoso who
take the oath, will be regarded as prison
ers of war and transported, and that build
ings on farms where the enemy or his
scouts aro harbored, will be liable to be
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SRT GOODS CO MP AST.
Women's Summer Undermuslins.
Of good quality muslin, um
brella style, tucked cambric
ruffle; per pair 25c
Fine Cotton, umbrella stvlc,
hemstitched cambric ruffle;
P" p:"r 25c
Cambric, umbrella style, with
ruffle formed of Cluny lace
insertion and edge; pair. 50c
Cambric, umbrella, style,
tucked lawn ruffle, trimmed
with embroidery of hand
some design; per pair.. . . 60c
Of cambric, umbrella shape,
8-inch lawn ruffle, tucked
and Uimtned with embroid
ery; each $1.00
Cambric, umbrella shape,
with deep lawn flounce,
trimmed w i I h embroidery;
Cambric, umbrella shape,
deep lawn flounce trimmed
with embroidery; caeh.$2.75
Cambric, umbrella shape,
Spanish flounce of Valen
ciennes lace insertion and
edge; each $5.00
ROBBED WHILE WAITING FOR OWL CARS.
Robert Rrucp's Pocket Picked
seph Roscwell Arrested.
Joseph Rosew-ell.who saje? he lives at No.
21M Bl.ilr avenue, was arrested at Eleventh
and Market streets at 2 o'clock estcrday
morning By Piivatc Watchman Rickttts on
complaint of Robert Bruce, who charged
that Rosewell bad attempted to rob him.
Bruce .said he had fallen asleep while
sitting on the curb at Twelfth and Pino
stieets waiting for an owl car and was. sud
denly awakened by Rosewell, who was go
ing through his pockets.
He stated he had been robbed of $4, one $2
bill and two $1 bills, and bills of theso de
nominations were found in Roewcll's
pocket. Bruce said there were two other
men with Rosewell who made their escape.
ON IN PEKIN,
Continued From 1'jikc Our.
ho left the city without the Empress Dow
ager. Some doubt of the accuiacv of the
Infoimation received by Admiral Remey is
expressed, partlcularlj- as the Chinese Min
ister. Mr. Wu, is verj" positive that the Em
peror, Empress Dowager and tho entire
Chinese court left Pekm beforo the arrival
at the gates of the allies.
Wu Sn They Hm c Vint.
Minister Wu said to the Associated Press
to-day that ho had official advice that tho
Emperor and Empress Dowager had gone
from Pckin to the Province of Shen-Si. a
considerable dlstanco west of the capital
citj-. He had not been advised an to what
citj- thej- had gone, but It seemed prob
able that their destination was the capitil
of Shen-Si Province. Tho Minister believed
that they were entirely out of danger.
The statement that the Dowager Empress
was detained bj- Princo Yungedo therefore
gao him little concern, although he ex
pressed some Interest In It. Ho said there
was no Chinese Prince. Yungedo. It is not
a Chinese name. It might be, the Minister
thought, a Japanese name, but personally
he knew of no such person.
At the Japanese Legation the dispatch of
Admiral Remej- was read, quite naturally,
with the deepet interest. There, too. it
was said that Yungedo was not a Chinese
name. No Japanese official ot that name
was Known to the legation attache?. Their
solution of the question raised by tho dis
patch was that the namo should be Yung
Lu. He is the commander-in-chief of the
Impel lal Chinese troops, nnd Is said to hav
strong pro-toreign inclinations and sym
pathies. No conjcctuie was offered to tho
reason for tho detention of tho Dowager
Empress by him.
Among Washington officials it Is regarded
as hardly likely that the Empiess Dowager
is being detained bj anj' Chinc-e official.
If sbe be in Pekin at this time, she is there,
probablj-. ot her own aecord. 'I he asser
tion of Minister Wu, based on official ad
vices from his Government, however, Is
most positive that she Is not in the citj'
3Injr Prove ScrioiiB.
While no surprise was elnccd at the
statement of Admiral Remey that the in
ner Citj- was bring bombarded, boiiio con
eern was expressed lest the final stand of
the Chinese troops within what they re
gard n.s most sacred precincts should prove
a erj- serious affair.
Pckin comprises four cities in one. In
extent of aiea It is about the size of New
York Citj-. The four segments of It are the
Chlne.so Citj-, the Tartar Citj, tho Imperial
City and the Forbidden Cltj-. The Inst Is
the "Inner Citj-," mentioned In Admiral
Rcmoy's dispatch, and Is the resldenco of
the Emperor and tho seat of the Imperial
Court. Nobodj- is allowed within its mas
sive walls, except bj- special permission of
the Emptror or the Empress Dowager. The
foielgners who have entered its gate aia
comparatively few in number. The Imperial
Citj- is occupied onlj- by tho highest Chlneso
officials and members and attaches of tho
Imperial Court. Further information as to
the reported bombardment will bo awaited
with keen interest.
More Jnpiincne Advices.
L ite last night the Japanese Minister, Mr.
Takahiro, iccelved the following advices
from the Japanese Foreign Office at Tokio:
"The Japancso Consul at Che-Poo wired
under date August 17 to tho following ef
fect: " 'Tho foreign forces attacked on the east
ern side of Pekln Wednesday morning. The
enemy obstinately resisted. In the evening
tho Japanese blew up the Chlao-Yang gato
and the Tung-Chi gate of the Tartar City
and succeeded In entering.
" 'In the meantime other foreign forces en
tered the Chinese city by Tung-Picn gate.
Detachments were sent immediately to tlw
legations and opened communications. Tho"
ministers and staffs were found safe. Tho
Japanese loss was over 100, excluding threo
officers, namelj-, Captain Michiije and
Lieutenant Watanabe, wounded, while Lieu
tenant Yazaki was killed. The Chinese loss
computed at about 400.' "
Substantially the Information contained
in the above dispatch was received by tho
Associated Press jesterday direct from To
kio. It contnlns the explicit and reassuring
statement that "tho Ministers and staffs
were found safe."
It is more direct and complete In detail
than the American advices thus far re
ceived. The officials of the Japaneso Le
gation aro mucli gratified at the conspicu
ous gallantry dlsplajed by the Mikado's
forces during the advance upon Pekln, and
they have received with unconcealed pride
the congratulations not only of the officials
of this Government, but also of tho diplo
matic representatives of other countries la
Ibis cite, ' ' - -
Of Cambric, square neck,
tucked yoke, hemstitched
ruffles on neck and sleeves;
Cambric, high neck, square
yoke of tucks, trimmed with
Torchon lace, lace edge on
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hemstitched tucks, hem
stitched ruffle on neck and
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with Valenciennes lace edge
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George Watson's Coat Taken and
Found on Charles Ford.
Charles Ford, a young man living at No.
1223 Chestnut street, wa-s arrested at Sixth
and Olive streets at 2:W o'clock yesterdiy
morning on the complaint of Georse Wat
son of No. tins Laclede avenue, who
charged him with stealing his coat. Watson
paid while waiting for an owl car ho went
to sleep with his coat across his knee.
When lie ivvoko it was gone. M. Casey,
who has an office in the Commercial build
ing, told Wat.son that Tord had taken the
coat. Tord was arreted and had Watson's
coat on under his own. He was locked up
at tho Four Courts on a charge of petit
SHOULD WE WITHDRAW TROOPS
Question Discussed by
New York, Aug. 19 Now- that the safety
of the legations In China is assured, the
question arises whether or not the United
States troops should be withdrawn. The
New York Herald takes the ground editor
ially that our troops should be recalled at
once and that th question of reparation
for the wrong and Injurj- done to Ameri
cans should be left to be settled by peace
ful means. Tiie Herald sees blood and red
lire In China and sajs: "The part of the
United States is to give the whole business
a wide berth; we should keep so well clear
of it as to be bejond the danger of drifting
or being drawn into it."
It adds that the President's unfortunate
indecision and vacillation in the matter of
the Philippines seem likely to be repeated
In China, and cjIIs for an expression of
public opinion which will guide the ad
ministration and swerve the President from
hi "drifting" pollej'. With this idea in
mind tho Herald has asked members of the
Unite-d States Senate for their opinions and
has reecived quite a number of responses.
Senators Bacon. Moncj-, Harris and Daniel,
Democrats, favor the Immediate withdrawal
of our armj-. Senator Morgan ot Alabama
and Senator Sullivan of Mississippi think
tho troops 3hould be left In China In
definitelj'. On the Republican side Senators Burrows,
Thurston. Pritchard and Chandler maintain
that the American troop should be left in
China pending a settlement of the troubles
there. Senators Galllnger of New Hamp
shire and McMillan of Michigan dissent from
this view. Senator Gallinger says:
"My judgment Is that the legations in
China are absolutelj- safe. nnd. if so, I see
no good reason for the United States main
taining an army in that Empire. The ques
tion of indemnltj- can be settled by diplo-macv-.
The partition of China should be op
posed bj- the United States, but not to the
point of developing hostilities."
Senator McMillan sajs:
"I believe in the open door nnd the in
fluence of our Government should be used
to maintain that policj- and to see that tho
capital is removed to same locality where
thrrc would be no doubt of the safetj- ot
Tt is evidently Senator McMillan'-, idea,
that the capital. of China should be removed
to the most accessible seapoit where the
guns of foreign warships could at any time
command the imperial palace.
Belgium Officially Conh'rms Re
ported Russian Action.
Brus-els, Aug. 19. The Belgian Foreign
Office lias received the following from Tien
Tsin, by way of Clic-Fou and Shanghai,
"St. Ivetels, Belgian Vice Consul, confirms
the report of the bombardment and the
.capture of New-Chwaug bj- the Russians."
M. PICH0N DECORATED.
France Makes Him Commander of
Legion of Honor.
Paris, Aug. 19. The French Government
has received from several sources confirma
tion of the fall of Pckin and the safetj- of
the foreign legations.
The Order of Conimander of the Legion
of Honor has been bestowed upon M. Pich
on, French Minister to China. To-day M.
Dclcasse, the Foreign Minister, visited 31.
Piehon's mother In Paris, announced to her
the safety of her son and handed to her
the decoration for him.
NOW BELONGS TO RUSSIA.
Amur River District Conquered by
London,Aug.0. "General Grodckoff." says
the Times's St. Petersburg correspondent,
"telegraphs a remarkable fact, which must,
be taken as a premonitory notice of what
is probably to follow. The Russians have
now conquered the right bank of the Amur,
which therefore is no longer the frontier,
but an Internal river of the Russian Em
pire." UNIDENTIFIED MAN DROWNED.
Was Bathing in River at Foot of
North Market Street.
An unidentified man was drowned in the
Mississippi River while bathing yesterday
morning, about 10:30 o'clock at the foot ot
North ilarket street. His struggles were
seen by Walter Gobelin of No. 2113 North
Thirteenth street. Edward Burdenmejer of
No. 2119 North Thirteenth street and Ed
ward Schaeffcr of No. 1313 Clinton street.
They were unable to reach him before ha
sank. Tho body has not been rceovered.
His clothes axe now at the Fifth District
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IN THE CITY.
AVITH A SWITCH BAR-Jolin E. Donald
son of No. lM Washington avenue, and
Harry De Funelon of Xo. 123 South Comp
tcn avenue, while on n. Laclede avenue car
at Fourth and Chestnut -tret-ts jesterda-y
afternoon, became Inrohed In a light about
the strike. Fenelon. who was formerly a
inotorman, seized tho swltrhbar from the
front end of the car and struck Donald
son over tho head with It. inflicting a scalp
wound. Donaldson was taken to the City
Hospital, and Fenelon locked up at tho
Chestnut Street Substation.
XKGKOCS NOT SERVED Atithony
Buvh. a negro laborer, lhiiie at Xo. 1421
I!m!en street. N In the City Hospital nurs
ing a bullet wound In the right thigh, which
nay result In the In-? of that limb. He
?a.y; that he was shot by a bartender in
A saloon and grocery store at Fifteenth nnd
Morgan streets-. Husch say that he went
irto the place to purchase a drink, but it
pxenw that drinks were not ;o!d negroes in
the h.iloou. and Bi:!i was asked to I.ive.
He was unwilling to do tills, and a light
FKLIj TJXDUll inSWAGON-Frfd Able,
a teamster living at Xo. K10O Manchester av
enue, was run over and severely Injured
by his own wagon yesterday mornlny. Ho
Is In the City Hospitil with three rths
broken. A cording to Able'.s story he was
driving home when Jack Johnson asked
him for a ilde. After they had gone about
two blocks together an argument aroso
which terminated In the exchange of
blows. Able fell off the wagon and the
rear wheel passed over his body. He saa
that the affair was purely an accident.
WOFNDKD IX CUAI'S OAME-As the
result of a craps game jesterday afternoon
in a stable at Broadway and Cass avenue.
Henrj Forbons a negro living at Xo. 1H2
North Fourth street, was dangerously
wounded and Is now held prisoner in the
City Hospital. There were eight or ten
negroes m the game. A dispute arose
which turned into a free-for-all tight. For
bons was struck on the side of the head
with a heavy club. Half his left ear was
severed by the blow and his Jaw broken.
His condition Is considered serious. The
Injured man refuses to disclose the name of
WAGON OVERTURXKD Car Xo. 479 of
the Grand avenue line rail Into a one-horse
wagon, containing Andy Haag. his wife and'
two children, of Xo. 32W Dakota avenue, at
the Virginia avenue crossing. The wagon
was overturned and the occupants pitched
into the street. All escaped injury except
Mrs. Haag. who was slightly bruised on the
HAD CASE OF COFFEE Thomas Flne
gan, was arrested yesterday morning In the
alley between Plum and Cedar streets near
the I-Asvee on suspicion of having stolen a
60-pound case of coffee which he had In
SMOKESTACK FELLED The smoke
stack on the power-house of the St. Louis
Transit Company at Park and Vandeventer
avenues was blown down during the wind
storm Saturday afternoon. It was 13j feet
high and said to have been the tallest In
the city. The damage Is estimated at $2,
000. Xo one was Injured.
HOUSE AXD BARX BURNED Tho
home of Charles Caee on Ferguson avenuo
in Hazel Hill was totally destroyed by lire
yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, air. Case
was asleep when the fire broke out. and Is
at a loss to account for its origin. He
dressed hurriedly and ran to the home of
his nearest neighbor, Charles Heninger, for
assistance. In the meantime the flames
had spread along the fence to his barn, and
its was also destroyed. He estimates his
less at CO.
"WOUXD PROVED FATAL William
Smith, a negro, who was shot in the chest
by Sam Gardner In a fight over a negress
named Sallle Richardson, died at the City
Hospital last night. The shooting occurred
on August 14. at the corner of Eleventh
and Market streets.
Sir William $ token Dead.
Durban, Aug. 19. Sir William Stoke.
Straws In OrdJnsac o ti .Queea la Zr.
LAKE PARK, MO.
LOOK TO YOUR EYES.
When in need of Spectacles or Eye
glasses see as first before going else
where. Best opticians in the city is
-what others say of us.
EGGERT & FISHER,
317 North 7th Street.
Eyes examined free.
land, and consulting surgeon to the Britliih,
forces in South Africa, died hers to-day. H
was born March 19. 1S39.
KILLED HIS FATHER.
Son Exonerated on the Plea of Self
Be fen se.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug-. 19. Jaznen M. Burn
ham, publisher of the Wymorlan. at Wy
mora. Neb., shot and killed his father.
Captain Collins A. Bumham. at their homo
to-day. A Coroner's Jury Immediately i
onerated tho son. Both father and son
wero prominent political workers In tho
county in which they reside. The killing
was in nelf-defense. The son gave himself
up to the officers.
Captain Bumham -xas a Captain In tho
Civil War, and. while a congonial man
when sober, he was a fiend when Intoxi
cated. Many times ho had threatened to
kill all tho members of his family. This
morning the father came home and mad'
an asault upon his son. The father used
a butcher knife, and. after getting his son
in a corner, was in the act of plunging tho
knife Into his body. When there was no
other alternative, the son drew a revolver
and fired a shot which went through Cap
tain Burnham's heart, killing him Instantly.
Police Action Based on Sew York'
London. Aug. 19. Tho Koine correspond
ent or the Dally Hall says:
The arrest of JIaresca and Guida In New
York aroso out of some letters received at
Bres-cl's lodge, subsequent to the assassin
ation of King Humbert. One of these, dated
Xew York. July 25. and signed "ilabor."
urged Bersct to commit tho crime, urging
that Maresca and Gulda should do their
duty toward President McKinley. JIarcsea.
is known to the Italian police as a most
Xewark. X. J., Aug. 19. Whether the;
Governmtnt authorities will hnve a speciat
court of inquiry for the anarchists remains
to be seen. It was suggested by an official
to-day that there may be a special board
It is understood that the Government of
ficials at Washington are waiting for evi
dence from the Consul at Naples, which Is
to be gathered by the Italian police.
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