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THE tXPCRIENCES Or A
AN EXTRAORDINARY CAMPAIGN.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
SEE TO-MORROW'S SUNDAY
ST. LOUTS. MO.. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER S. 11)00.
I On Irni
In M. X.nnlM. One Cent.
e tt. I.ouis, To Cent.
Anthracite Coa! Operators De
cline Arbitration in
SOME FEATURES OF
THE COMING STRIKE.
Diplomats Believe the Concert of
11 7? "TAANIFESTDESTlffi A '. ' 1 1
W0W h EXPLMNEDJ3Y ( ( P
mm r UHrLF.PDnF.nOD 11 xW I
4 It will lip ordered to dav
tin Mondi HVv) miners will go
(Jno million biri rimers will :.e
alTti tt 1
ljf1 In B.150 $ln,slaa a we. k
Output of 4 rt.(.io lon, l month rut
Vilno of the propertv involve-d
$.(. -(Estimated I
4 The lnnsIvanl i Mate inillti i
consists of about S'imn
WALK-OUT TO OCCUR MONDAY.
Output of 4,000,000 Tons of
Coal a Month Cut Off The
Men in Ugly Mood.
Wilkesbine. Pa., Sept. T Operator's at
the mine- in the anthracite ee 1 regions
have fletl refused the miners' offer to -uh-jni:
their grievances to arhltratl -n. A- a,
result, it 1b ofntlally stated that a genenl
strike of coal miners v. Ill undoubtedly be
ordered liv the National Executive Hoard
before lo morrow night, ard between now
and Moi'daj at Hast 1-ODiO workers vill
The men demand S per lent Increase, in
wage?, the reduction 1n the price ot ponder
from Z to LM a keg. a fair .system of
dockage, n. fi;l Ion. abolishment of com
piny store?, companv doctors and butcher,
no favoritism and. the correction of minor
Tho opcratrrs claim they nro rcling as
l-ili vvagn an they can afford, that the
price of ponder must rcmiln at $i73 In or
der to maintain their protll; th-it tho dock
i is fair: that tho ton I 2 240
pounda of ' d -j! and that extra,
pounds ate reepiired for co.il roughly mined;
that company stores, doctors and butchers
exist In unly a few places; theat there Is
no favoritism and that there is nothing to
M!ne-rs" l..ist Proposal.
TIio last rreposal of tho United Mine
Workers his been mado anil been refund
by tho operators, and now tho ranks of the
union men have closed us solidly for tho
certain strike. 'With a little dressing up,
which they will reccivo at big mass meet
ings lo be held tomorrow night and Sun
day, tio men will Ik ready to respond to
tho order lo strike Mondaj morning.
Tim union Issued n, statement this after
noon which puts It on record as using "all
honorable means to milntain peace between
ourselves and e-mploerf, adjusting all dif
ferences so far at uslbla by arbitration
and conciliation that strikes ma become
It merel puts the union on record, how
ever, for the operator have absolutely re
fused to consent to any form of arbitration.
Now that affairs have, reached tho present
stage the attitude of the operators Is plain
ly this: They want to bae a strlko and to
get it over with as quick! as possible.
They arc confident of winning, and they
know that even It they loe they -Rill have
to concede no more than the miners now de
mand, while, It they win they believe that
they will utterlj crush the union end all
Vfforta toward orsaniztr5n""lar yt.ra to-;
come. They expect to Tie materially aided
in winning the strike by the business men
of tho region, who. to protect their own in
terests, are threatening to cut off the sup
plies of a.11 strikers who cannot VW ca&h for
In the districts where the company rtores
flourish Ibe men will Le iramcdlattly refused
-ftdit. and the prhate business Jnen are
expected to do the same. The retail deal
rs say tbey cannot avoid It; that, to bring
tho question closer to them, the vrholcsato
men willl refusa thvm crt'dlt This action
of tho business men appears certain and dc
libcriu. It is already apparent that the region will
iosd many men by a. btrike, and that hun
dreds will go from hero to the soft coal re
gions. To-day agents for Illinois soft coal
mines aro engaging men to K to the mlnos.
They Fay thero Is work thtro for several
thousand men. and thla will probably at
tract many of tho Ftrikers.
More men are wanted at the I nlon Pacific
mines in "W'j omins and other po-tlona of the
MIIIKB oitncit irvs MJT
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. T. Tho K.Uional
Board of the United iline Workers of Am
erica adjourned at 0 o'clock this evemns.
after on all-day pesion demoted to the an
thracito situation. Xo strike order was
I romulgated at the close of tho mtctlr.s.
The office of John .Hitch?!!, president.
wnera tho board sessions were held, was.
deluged with telegrams all tho afternoon
from leaders in th" anthracite Held, urging
a general strike by order of the board, but
the rational officers say that the do not
intend to act until the Iat moment. At i
u clock to-msrrow evening tho time-limit
of ten days expire-., and a strike. If ordered,
under the rules governing applications for
tuch a strike aa the one contampUted. must
be declared before that hoar.
To-night Mitchell and tha hoard niein
i,ers are lery cautious In their statements.
'We have given the operators overy op
portunity to acqulesco in the domanda of
the men" was all Mr. Jlltchcll would say.
I'red Dllcher. a board member, who his
spent several weeks in tho heart of the
anthracite fields, says that the men are
determined to risk all on u chance of w la
cing. "They tako tho position, i-aid he. "that
they may as well starve while Idle, es th.-
arc starving, anyhow, and when men reach
thLs conclusion they will m iko a desnerale
effort to win '
Benjamin James ot Jcansvllle, Pa., an
other board member si ho has bicn at every
mine In the anthracite field. ha done the
most of the organizing. lie sajs that tha
fight will be to tho bitter end.
Mr. Mitchell has announced that he will
So to Ilazclton and take personal charge of
It was announced to-day that the large
defense fund held by the Illinois mltrs
cannot be used without the consent of the
local unions in that State
One of the features of the conference Is
the attendance of several prominent men
who are not board members. W. D. Iljai.
secretary-treasurer of tha IHInoU mltur.
is on the ground. The Illinois men have a
defense fund of nearly nOJ.OCO, and it Is
reported that Ryan is here to pUdge tin
I llnois organization In behalf oj" financial
fupnort in case a general anthracite strike
is ordered. Tho Illinois miners have been
contributing largely to tho strikers of the
Southwest, but their defense fund is (!
largest ever accumulated by a Siatc or
ganization of coal miners. J. M. Hunter,
president of the Illinois miners. Is In Eng
land attending tho convention of the Uril
lth labor Congress.
W. D. Van Horn's presence here lends
color to the reports that the National
Hoard is carefulij preparing to 'whip" the
bituminous operators Into a, position where
no relief can be given the anthracite op
erators when a strike 1s on.
MIIIKU TllU, Ari'ECT
t MILLION AVOftKMKN.
Indianapolis. Ind . Sept. 7 John Mitchell,
president ot the I'nlted Mine Workers of
America, estimates that l.CuK) wage earn
ers will be alteeted by the impending strike
ff miners In the nnthiarlte region of I'mn
tjlvania The io- in wages he oilitvt will be
Jl0,J a we.k
I..OV to the railroads If the strUe con
tinues two mnnthv i ihinl.s nin , jjo .
Utt, whl'i lo.-s to the nun.-. hc.tlmuc
will bo rrpre-cnted bv fiilure to produie
and mirket f('ii.j tons of coal
Mr MlUhell i-avs Hi c j) mlneis mill be
.tfTectcxI directly b th. strike U tuecn 3e -vt
ard 401 having l..,n .urollel in the
union Mute Januarj It Is b luwd how
ever, tliat the 'Strike fever" will prptd
throughout the. whole mlnlnc rgion. and
that all the anthracite worktrs. union or
nonunion, will refuse to work
Hsldes, the National lioird members of
tho United Mine Workers lUure on thing
up the coal buMntsrt or ihe I.eliigh Valle.
tho Krie. thp Pcnnsvlv.iil the leHn.lr(
Suiquehann i and PchuvlUll, the iv.-l.naie
and Hudson, tho New Jersej Central and
tlio New Tiork. Ontario and V. Mtm rail
roads Itailroad compantep, in tin- cie, will lose
freight traffic to the extent o between r. -Mw.OW
and t,fiflfti1 tons of nstrracite eo il
a month Mr Mitchell figures that the nr
rying charges on this output are approxi
mated ltvveen SltfOnU'X) and JliuOOfl a
month He approximited the avtrage dallv
earnings of the l,ii(l men to be affertt 1
at Jl y, or a gross sum of $in VD.O"! a week
The average weekly output of the anthra
cite mires is more than 10(i( ton he
He mines is mor than 1,H)0 tons-he
up tho entire anthnclte field would men
of bhortage of more than k C".0 tons of
Shortage of anthnclte coil In the Kist
and New Kngland Stntes Is the hope of th"
miners. Thej believe t h it if a general
tie-up can be mtde for a few week-, com
mercial Interest"? In tho greit cities will
force arbitration or ome other settlement
of the trouble.
pun ioits vj v ti.tisi: ci)i.i,u:itn.
Ha.-.leton, Pa. S, 7 A rumor I- p -
sUtcntly clrculitlng iitr that the opraiois
liavo decided to hut down all ...llienes at
midnight Sunda This move would make
it Impossible for the strikers to bhow their
strength, and. it ! said, thi-e operatar
hope to thus foee thtm to come to term
wllhln a fortnight
T,io working force was i normoivlj re
duced In manj of the minis to-luj Min
ers who-e powder ran out did not replen
ish their supplj feiring that whatever
thev had left vould gt damp and spoil
In their aK-.ence Thev packed up their
kits of too's and I. ft v ork Jn Mime in
stances fullv 13 per .tnt of the men
FORCED TO CALL-A DOCTOR. '
IJaUimore Cliiifi;in Scientist Dix
legards Tt'iit-ts of II.t F.iith.
nr pi 1 1.1. -pf. , U
Kultlmcre ild . Kpt 7 -Christian Scien
tists of Haltir-orc are seadalized over tho
action of one of their leading healer-, who
Is Just recovering from a severe illness.
Miss Sut-an A -vVhltelork Is the vot-ng
woman who has brought reproach tiK.n the
cause of Mrs Edd. and slie did It not only
b getting lck like ordlnarj mortals but bv
calling in doctors a other human b. lugs
do and swallowing mtnv pills and drops
to nid in her recovery
Miss White!, ck is one of the most prom
ising LhrMian Scientists in the cltv. and
ha-, treat. d score of trecliilou Ilaltimore
ans at 52 a hetd for consultation and J'.
per week for continued tre ument
l'ro.perltj was rriu'ille for MI-s
AVhiteloek's breakdown h, worked too
hard She began to feel exhausted She
tulnicd occatlonally and her frleniN begin
to b- alarmed. In vain she trle-d lo treat
herself Fhe called In her fellow-heal-rs
and thej medltatesl long and earnestly v Itn
out effecting a ture Kinallc Mi-s hllc
lock collapsed and was taken to the home
of her familv In Mount Washington The
famllj phjslciaii wa- cilli.l in m,l pre
scribed medicines which were given to the
Jiatlcnt bj tr lined nurses luste-ii) of get
ting better he became alanninglj wor-e.
and a Kpeelaliit In nervou- mil mental ills,
orders was called in consultation il.v a
genuine course of ineslleal treatment "and
b the l.st of care fiom nuies. the p 1
tlent craduallv tecovred
Nmv her brethren and histers In the faith
hold up their hinds in horioi Thej .in
not approve of doetm- rhe do not ap
prove of nui-e.. lKveall the do not ap
prove of ilnies 1 1.1 meflleine-
Thej are maklm. .vcrv endeivor lo keep
quiet the fart thit on., of thir hellers
was attacke.1 hj disease like other persons
Thej do not like to admit fiat potions
from the apothecarj were e tllcarluiis In
her recover But thej were
HURRICANE AT NEW ORLEANS.
Fi'.i'isil Liw-s rist Alut'li riopcitt
ItH'LI.LU MK- VI.
New Orleans., Ii - pt. 7 sev. re hur
ricane struck Port Kads this morning ard
New Orleans this afternoon. The wind at
tained a veloclt of fort -eight mil. s an
In New Orlems the Metnirie Jlri Ige whs
destroed the telephone wlrpj, laid low
and a child killed bv being Mown fiom a
At liuras, in Plaquemlne Pirish Doctor
Koold I'nlted States -urgi.in In ehnrge
at Port St. Philip and Kngineor Quinn. in
control of the improvement- there weie
drowrtsl while trlng to cross the river
to the fori, their boat N'lng ovirturned :n
There were numerous rumors to-d.i cf
loss of life et Grande Isle and at other
fh-hing Motions on the Gulf Coast, but the
reports rannot be verified for a d iv or
KIDNAPED A WEDDED DAUGHTER
alissouri J'.ikmik Take tin lUulo,
Who Klojied. by Fonc.
jiti'i ui,ie -t'i:'i u
fct. Joseph. Mo Sept 7 Thomas I'ike
and Mar Hlddick. aged 15, ran away from
Darlington. Mo. Tucsdi and were mar
ried in Alban. The irate parents of the
bride followed the couple to Albany v
While her husband was awa this morn
ing, the bride was stolen by her father and
mother and brought to St. Joseph against
The police here were asked to detain Mrs.
Pike and her pi rents, but refused to do so
BilcMck announced that he would tako his
daughter t California In order to get
icr away from, her inst
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UNITE TO WIN BACK
THE EMPIRE STATE.
Governor Stone Rec
onciles the Hill and
Throucli the effort of former Governor I
J Ston" of MltMurt, a truce ha bee-n de-
I tJar b-tn Tamnian Hall and thd
i Mite ir Hill iH-rrvrary ISird s. Colr.
i illMaMcfu. to Mr. Crolfr lia Len w(th J
ilraun fiom tlie race for th subprnato'tal I
rorn I nation i
Vew York, Sept. 7 Some temblance of
harmony has been restored In tho Demo
cratic part of the Kmpire Statu a a re
Milt of a conference held in the Hoffman
Hou to-day. at whloh former Governor
j-tonc of Missouri piesided 3a peacemaker.
I!le-hard Croker, former Senator Murph
and representative-." of Hugh McLaughlin
of llrookljn were present on the one hand,
v Idle Mr Hill was repre nled b nillol
Danforth and btale Chairman Prank
Peace was biought ubcul by the elimina
tion of l.ird s Coler as a candidate for the
Hugh McLaughlin, who has been impor
tuned b) both the autl-Coler men and by
the fil nd- of Mr Coler In tbo last few
da s, s-nt word that he had reached a du
clslon. He would not, he said. t,lve counte
nance to a movement which heemed antag
onistic to the Democratic, organization of
New oik ltv if the Tamilian men were
ally sincere in their d-claratlotn. for p-ir-1
barman Therefore, he would go 011
lecord as opposed to the nomination of Mr.
Coler if lammdu would agree to a can
clldate for Governor who would be aecep
able to the Mute or Hill IKmocrJcj.
Culer lioll) eliminated.
This was the basil, of agreement, and tne
conference ended with verbody feeling In
much better humor than for man) weeks.
Mr -Mcl.cughlui. it Is i-ald, told Mr. Coler
eslinlav of his Intende-d purpose, and tho
Comptreller Is srf,i to have replied that he
would accept the ileclolou of the Kings
Count leader, and Ininlli support the
tlcke t to be iiemin ited at the- Saratoga con
vention All (hat leiniiius to br ilono now Is to
choose it candidal!- for Governor It Is un-
ieisioo.l that the agreement reached to
da ehmlnites not onl Mr Coler. but
state Senator M.ukej of Buffalo, who has
been Hsu) bj t'ie Cn.ker-Murph eomblna
tlon a- a foil to the Coler boom It Is not
Improbable tint Hubert Karl, former Chief
Justice of the Court of Appeals, will be
nominated for the first place on the ticket
and John it Stanchtleld. the former law
purtn. r of DavJd B Hill, mu receive the
nomination for Lieutenant Governor
Wrj probabl the ticket will be made up
entirel of candidates living above the Har
The Tamnunj men seem to be entirely
"atl-llcl with this arrangement. Their fight
.itsnintt Coler wan personal, and both Croker
anl Mutph aie willing to let the up-country
Democrats name the candidates now
that Coler his been eliminated It so ap
pears to-night, at anv rate
CoritMiii t mi fern Willi Mont.
In addition to acting as arbitrator at the
meeting t State Democrats, Governor
hlono held a length conference to-day
with former senator Arthur 1. Gorman of
M 10 1 ind. who re allied the city tills morn
ing The task or equipping an Ka'tern
headou irters for the Democratic National
Committee in this ilty will now go forwnrd
rapldl. Mr. Gorm in will -pvnd a portion
of his time In New York between now and
November, -ervlng in an advisory capaclt)
to Vice Chairman Stone and his colleagues.
Bourke Cockran has had several inter
view thl we-fk with Mr ptone and with
He present itlve Hichardsou. He has placed
himself unre-ervedl in tho hands of the
Nation el Committee and will tako the
stump In the West for Brjan and Steven
son at an early eta
Tummaiiv' has asked the co-opemtion ot
tne National Committee In arranging for
the big Bran mass meeting to be held in
Madison Square Garden on October lt This
meeting will be addressed bv Mr. Bo an
and will be the feature of the campaign In
MORE GERMAN TROOPS OFF.
Thief Transmit h Depart From Ure
nieii Hound for China.
Ilrcmerhaven, Germany, Sept. 7. Three
transport-. coivelrg troops to China, sailed
from here this aftirnoon The departing
soldiers received enthusli-tlc farewtlls from
the asscmlit"1- v"""S
"I'm Afraid He Sees My
Senator Hill Declares
New York Can Be
If 1 course! shaJl retail at the Sara
tojri cxn Pinion nxt wtL. wh can not on!
n-icus the trnplre Stal from furtlt-r Ut
IuMii.an contrvl. but an (rite ur -Is-i.toral
wiv for our cailant national Hanlai'vl
bearer. William J. Ilijun. Kwm Hill 4
pxch lawt Jilcbt.
,,-m . -.).i.iminii
Herkimer, N. Y.. Sept. 1 Former Senator
David B Hill to-night addressM a large
gatherlrg of Deraocrut. He was enthusi
astically received and hU remarks wer
Senator Hill, among other things, -aid.
"It Is needless to say that I am heartii
In favor of the election of Ilrjan ind Ste
venson The are the candidates of the
Demoeratlc pirt.v. duly and regularly nom-Inatt-d
at i Nation il Convention of which
I was a member, and which treated me,
from beginning to end, with marked and
unuual n.urteK. and lam honorahl) bound
to actively support a ticket of m part
nominated under such circumstances
Our candidates! reprise lit the Interest- of
the avcragn mim-the pi iln eitUen of our
tountr (he farmer, the meihinle. the 1 1
borer. The i-sUes this en are verv l .In
and cannot be mlsui.ilei stood
"Ona part favors large standing armies.
Ininnnse public eend!tures. a government
of grandeur and nngnltieeiice. high protec
tive tariff-, a Hritlhh colonial pollc. gteit
ecmblniticns of corporate wealth and a
"Tho other part favor-i a continuance ot
the plain and lmple government of our
father- public expenditures, limited to the !
actual necessities of the Government tailff
taxation for public purpose onl.v, mi ami
for defense, and not for conquest, and com
petition in busings free from monopolist c
Will I'rotee-I I lie Plug.
"We will pioteet the Mag whirever II
goes, but we will kee that the Hag go. s
onlv where It belongs It shull not be
hauled down In dl-grace neither -hall It be
raised an where in dl'honor
"The people are opposed lo this Govern
ment acquiring terrltor which is not to be
governed bv our Constitution It has no
more constitutional right to set up a colo
nial sstem than It has to create un em
pire. The policy of the present national ad
ministration has been neilt, shifty. Incon
nlstent and unpatriotic
'Our part has alii.s beau the true and
genuine friend of labor and aided nt ever
opportunlt the efforts of the workmen to
Improve their condition Kor the llrst lime
In our uitlonul hlxtor) a polltlc-ul part
has Incorporated in It- national platform
the creation of a department of labor, vvllh
the secretarj thereof allowed a seat in thi
Cabinet of the President. The Democratic
platform proposes this Innovation In the
Intetest of labor, mid whyj-hould It not bo
Will Cnrr lew 1 eirk.
"If wise counsel shall prevail at the Sara
toga convention next week we can not
only rescue the Empire State from further
Republican control, but can give our elec
toral -vole for our gallant national standard-bearer.
William J. Br an.
"While disagreeing with Mr. Urian In
some matters. I reiterate that I earnest!
desire his election Our opponents are In
trenched In patronage and power, and the
struggle lo oast them must ne-ccs-arily be
terrlllc The tide Is with us. The -kl.-s
are becoming brighter every da. lait us
then work together enthusiastic!!! for the
cause, and victor is within our reach.'
NO NEW NOTE TO POWERS.
-meiiiaii Position (Stated to lie
Washington, Sept. 7 The situation at
Amoy, China, having apparentlv cleared up
lonsiaeraid. tne Navy Department to-day
Instructed Admiral Rente v to dispose as
he deems best of the gunboat Castlno,
which was tent tu that port some days ago
when the Japanese landed the marines.
The Castlne was on her way to the Cav Ite
naval station when tho troubles at Amoy
threatened to be acute, but was diverted to
the latter place to look out for American
The- statement was mule to-nlght that no
new note had been sent to the Powers by
this Government on the Chinese situation
The United States, animated -solely with the
purpose of having an early settlement of
the Chinese question, prefers that the
armies of the allied Power? should remain
In Pekln until a settlement Is dctlnltelv
reached, but IL is reiterated that should
anv nation withdraw its troops, then our
j-.v-.ram.i.t would do likewise.
BLEW HIMSELF UP
IN A POWDER-HOUSE.
yoiiiifi F.ii".Iiiliinaii Had I'leiimisly
Shot ami jloit.ilh Wounded
BOTH DEEDS WERE DELIBERATE
l'ortioii.s of I lie IJudy of Ibe Suieidr
Found Far Ap.ut b a Hiother
and Sifter, Who Weie Fitst
I'jion (lie Scene.
Presno, Cal . Sept. 7 Frank Biownlng. a
young Englishman, in a'flt of madness" tcC
day, implied both barrels of a shotgun at
a Jaianee emplOc, mortallv wounding
him He then walked a quatter of a nib
to a powder-1 oue and blew him-elf and th
building to atoms b exploding the stored
The double traged took place on tne or
ange farm of W G I'ridge. urar tho little
town of Cent.rvllle
Browning hail been out hunting, and, on
returning met a Japanee, named O Ko
noro re er the house Browning vvalkrd to
ward the J-ipane.se who was unloiding a
wagon, from behind and when within a
few feet of him iai-esl his g.in and fired
The Hi st shot took effect in the small of
the back and the feiond blew off the vic
tim's right arm near the shoulder blide.
After committing the terrible crime
Browning qutitlv entered the hU". and
put his gun awa H th-n walk, d lo
A few minutes liter a terrlllc explo-lon
shook the eountr for miles In ever direc
tion Browning's brother and sl-ter rushe'd
to the -eene, and found pieces of tho joiuig
man's Iiody scattered among the ruius of
The leg- and head 1. id been blown off.
and the trunk of the bodv 1 1 lift f.et
from the spot where the powd' r-house had
It is believed that B'owutng was mentallv
.Jerangesl when he committed the crime.
THINKS RUSSIA WILL YIELD.
i.eilin Ftnei;jn OfJke Sa- (:.ir"-
Note Was for Discussion.
Berlin Sept 7 K' identic the Gerliuu
f'oielgu Office re kerns with llte poeSibMrt
that ltu-sli will leli to the argument- of
the Powers and will hot withdraw mr
troop:, fiom Pcl.ui Il-cusslng this queoiion
to-da. a high foreign ottl.lal of the Kor
ilfcii. Otiiee said
Germanv does not tin.ler.stand the
Washington dispatches to mean that the
I'nlted Stnts Intends to withdraw Its
troop As far as Husia is conci-rneJ. It
mutt be .borne in mind that she did not
put furth her ptoiMisitlon of withdrawal S3
a sine qui uon. but onlv tentnllvel. and
for th" purpose of discussion "
i.mp.ror Willi im's -peech at Stettin to
dav is interpreted here to mean that his
plan of overcoming the prccnt dllticnltv In
Chlni will be adopted by the Powers This
goes to show as ha been claimed all
along that Germany is following the per
sonal polli of the Kaler In the Chin i
The Gcgenwart a hish-cla.ss periooi i..
concluues an article sped "Apolttlkoe '
Surel It la high tlm- to determine ihJ
que-tlon whether our political life can still
be Justly called constitutional and whether
we arc steering toward absolutism"
Prom the prc-ent Instructions of the
Nuval Department Germany will make the
stroncest naval demonstration ever made
at Shargha!. rtimely. ten war-hips, with
3a men and 1WI guns, of thee vessels
four will be large crui-ers. four other will
be sonewhat smaller, and two will be
VON WALDERSEEJN CEYLON.
roiiini.uider of Allie Is Rapidly
Colombo Celon. sept, 7. Coll.! von
W'alder"f e. Commander-in-Chief of the allied
troops In China, arrived here this morning.
After -pending a few hours ashore the
Count resumed hi voage
MONEY FOR THE TROOPS.
One and One-Half Million Dollar
vioiug to China.
San Francisco. Pipt 7. The steamer
China, which has sailed tor Hong-Kong,
carried nearlv l,rWO"0 In gold and silver
currency for the United Slates troops, Jn
France's Acceptance of Russian Plan anil Amer
ica's Pronounced Position Are Antagonistic
to the Dreibund's Indicated Attitude.
H'.l'l lil.H- "-I'ECIVI.
Washi'tc i. S . i 7 Pre-ilent MiKinlev
Bi.il- himself In a v.iv difficult po-ltion is a
result of hi rathe- pr ripitate agreemcil
evith Russia looking to the withdrawal of
troops, from Pekln
Apart from the hif ere nee of opinion
ateeiised in Kuroi bv the artmuniement of
thi- agre.in.nt. I lun.i, or the nominal Chi
ne -e. Government, has s. Ized the- opportunl
U to make the lie-t of the situation as de
velofHsl h the Ru-o-Anurlean intentc
The i hinese Mlni'ter c illcel at the State
IiHinimut late thi- afterii'ton and had a
long eiuift rime with the officials, after
which ail hands adjourned to the White
Hoi. f..r a confer, lice with the Pre-ldent.
No explanation of the hurrv call of Wu
Ting Fang has been made but there l rea-.-or
to believe that the Minister mule -n
impassioned appeal to the Pre-idont that
,i, l .,iil -ti..ies should keep fsilth, with
tu-sla and leive Pekin
Mr Wu called attention to the -enilomciai
aruoi.n.ement that France Is now prepared
to aceept the Rus-o-American agreement,
and urged the i.int that insistence by this
Government would win the da
Minister Wu. it is safe to assert, has been
Informed that his usefulness will ita-e It
he cannot keep th- United States In line
Bj rca-on of the latest turn In the Chi
ne. e situation a resume ot events which
leave the l lilted States enmeshed in Ori
ental diplomacy Is In order.
eitupile-t With ltula
Seeretao Ho?., acting Seerttar of State
Adte and M de Wuliani. Russian Charge
d'Alfaires, it will be rcealltfd. made eertaln
agreements which were boldly and un
equivocal! announced as the pollc of
Russia and the Lulled States. This Gov
ernment declared thaf while it would be
tetter to have the troops remain at i'e&ln.
still it would be expedient to withdraw if
a concert of action could not be maintained.
Since the Secretary of War and the Act
ing Secretar of state knew at the time of
Rusalas assertion that she would withdraw
the diplomatic world everywhere saw and
said that the I niled States had entered into
a solemn compact to act with Russia.
In order to emphasize this compact the
War Department 'made thse two announce
First If Russia, withdraw" tts United
SUatef will withdraw- without referenceW
the action of any other of the allies.
Seeond TI.e United States does not con
sider 11 iiL'eesuaiy to wait on replies from
ail the Powers, but upon receipt of any
two rtp!Ie showing a divergence of opinion
on the proposition to withdraw, the United
States will consider such divergence a war
rant for withdrawal
The administration was startled esterday
mon.lng b Germany's detlunce ot Russ a
and the L nited States. To-da the em
barrassment was. brightened by France's
acceptance of the Ruesu-American agree
ment. Two Imperative tondltlons for tho with
drawal of the American troops now con
front tl-e President. The- tlrst is that Rus
sia will strike lamp at Pekln, the second
that thc-re Is the lequlred nntagonlsm be
tween German and Russia or between
German and Frame
Will Penult Aioerl.-lC tt Drill.
The- adniml-tratlon olhclals are now hard
at work devising some plan by which the
I nlted States wilt not be placed In the at
titude of being aligned v.lth Russia and
rranee as agaln-t other nations In the
Eastern polio' which Is -ute to be formu
l.tH.t l.v Count von Wal.lerseei on his ar
rival at Pekln It will require, ver skillful
treatment of this question to avoid a srrl
ous, foreign entanglement and to retrieve
the Initial blunders of the State Depart
It wa- ttated to-day ofliclallv that the
I'nlted Mates will not make anv furtl'er
move until Great Britain and Japan have
been he.ird from Tho administration Is
even receding from lis position thit a com
i romlse with Russia might be effected bv
retaining only a pirt of the troop- at Pe
kln The Piesldent. it i- -aid will delay mak
ing this sugge-tion to Russia, until some
thing defli Ite I- heard from la.ndon ind
Yokohama. This whole matter was ells
cussed by the Cabinet meeting to-div. and
It was decided to ' drift" for a lime, and
let the sltuatiin -hape Itself
It Is ktate.J that a proposition I- under
consideration for the appointment of an
international comml Ion to nes the
tot il Indemnit due b China, ind thit this
international lompiisslon shall subsequent
1 apportion the Indemnities. This propo-i-tl.m
is Incidental, of cour-e. to the main
chine -e question, and negotiations mil be
conducted without touching upon the larger
pha-e of the matter
The Stato Department has no official
knowledge of the report that LI Hung
. m.., n- h.is .ist.e.1 lor an American e-cort
from Sh inglHl but if Li Is wanted in Pekin
and leejs mac oe ueu- u. e-eo, ....a -nv-crnnient
would not object to th" assign
ment of a small number of troops to a
PEKIN FORCE DISCUSSED.
Ample Ttoleelion .Musi Ite
ended the limn! F.unilx.
Rr'l'l 111.11? M'I.CII
Washington. Sept. 7 The question now
being con-ldercd In regard to tin- occupation
of Pekin Is how manv troops It will be- i.l
visahle for the Powers to leave there It
Rus-i i modifies her course and remains. The
length of time tliat the allied force should
be kept there under an agreement of tho
Powers is also being discussed. From tho
various attitudes of the nations on thev
question it is hoped that the United States
will lie able to suggest a hippy medium
which will And favor abroad.
The President and hl3 Cabinet members
in to-vn. including Attorney General Griggs,
Secretary Wilson and Secretary Hitchcock,
held their regular Friday meeting to-day,
but. owing to the fact that Secretary Root
was out of town. It was said Chinese mat
te rs did not come up for much discussion.
The suggestions that will soon be mjil to
the Powets b the united Sta cs were full
' MDC CIJHTAY IIMCfv
OVER HUSBAND'S BODY.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
shanghai. Sept 7 -(Copv right, r"
bv W". R Hearst Sixteen more
Protestant missionaries, belonging to
the American missions in Shcnsl
Province, have lecn mas-acred at
the Qiilrious, J'en-Chow-Pii, and
The dead Include the Hodges and
" simroii or whoso sifety on-
J Ilk ting reports have been circulated
-Mrs. SImc-ox. wire of the Reverend
Frank Slmcox, was cut down whl'c
firing over her dead husband's bodv.
Her habits were spiked tefore her
It i- reported that troops will start
, from Pekin at once t avenge the
massacre, news of which lomes
through Chinese channels.
london. Sept. S. It Is asserted at
the Austrian Foreign Office, accord-
Ing to the Vienna correspondent of
the Daily Mall, that Russia has
agreed to a compromise, leaving a
portion of the troops In Tekln and
sending the main b.dy toTlen-Tsln.
which has been the military head-
ForiMls.c.uet Pnrtlr clondy Aatur
1M sl.oerers sDnilnr; eaut to north
Kur IltlnoiK Fair Salnrdas : prolm
ll Kliovrern Moneliiyi l.rinlc tut (it
Per lrksiin Fnlr in northern,
rain In southern portion xatardaj I
rnln Miu.Ihji blgli norlhensterl
tv I mis.
1. Strike Order to Re Issued To-Dav.
Hill and Croker ReconcIlesL
Fatal Blow to Entente of Powers.
:. The East Expects it Cleveland Letter".
Republicans Back Out cf Joint Debate.
Two Street Car Collisions.
2. Coroner Blames Seckner Company.
Danger of Electric- Shock at Union
Young Women May Ask Warrant
R.vIews of Trade.
I. Race-Track Results.
Jeffries Goes in for Heav Lifting.
.'.. Schoolgirl Killed by Street Car.
t. Church News and Announcements
New Volees In th Choir.
Young People's Societies!.
The Sunday School Lesson.
T. Has No Hope of Reclaiming Her Hus
band. Neighbors at Outs About a Shed.
Mendicant Told Tale of Woe Too Often.
Sheldon Stirs Up a Hornet's Nest.
Raced Wlfn Death on Freight Engine.
Mrs. Perrow Found bv Her Son.
Robbers Slashed Him "With Razors.
St I,ouls School Svstem the Best la
lajve Grew During I'rlghtful Peril.
Miss McCrcery and 5Ir. Vleths to Wed.
H Gossip from the World of Books.
Mutiny In Manila Jail.
10. Republic Want Ads.
11. Republic Want Ads.
Transfers of Real Estate.
li Griln and Produce.
13 Financial News.
II. Propose toTetSpeiiaI-Jur Law.
Ciowds Coming to Hear Mr. Bran.
Effect of the Trusts in St. Louie..
Captain Carter to Make New Fight for
gone ever Mat night, however. It Is at'
that this Government may wait to hear
from Si. Petersburg before promulgating
another note, and there Is confidence ex
pressed that Russia will not Insist on with
drawing. It has b-en pointed out to th.
President by one of his advisers thai if
Pekin is to be- occupied nt all. It must !"
byej suttlcient force to carry authority with
a large population which has recently
passed throush a most serious crisis. This
seems trt be the belief of most ot the Pow-
It has alo been pointed out that the Im
perial family and Ministers will he much
more llkel to return to Pekln and negoti
ate for peace If guaranteed the protection of
ail the Powers than if olleicd the support of
only one or a part ot them.
Important developments are expected by
early next week, by which time the Ponirs
will Ik- brought into harmon and bo aide lo
proceed to the next step of communicating
with the Chinese Government, and fettling
through an international commission In
demnities, treaties and the m ttuier of guar
anteeing the carrying out of sU'.h an agreement.
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