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Tom Sayers and
the Tipton Slasher
a n'w lon of u famous f"1' r f mar.v
years 3S. W,H l" attractively sri firth In
IHB Sl'NDAY HElU'liUC Pictured.
The Strangest Pair
of Hands in St. Louis
Will be discussed and pictured In
NINETY TIIIKD YEAR.
ST. LOUIS, MO., FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 1000.
yTy-.T-i ( III M. I.mii. One Cent.
I ' K ! I IVj . Outside M. I..iil.Tnn CcnlH.
"--v- , On Trains, Three Cents.
Wi I II
Dinner Pails, Taken From Breaker
Boys Anxious to Work,
Used as Weapons.
More Collieries Closed and Small Force in Mines
Being Worked Operators Continue to
Claim Ultimate Yictorv.
I-:..zIi im ra . Sept 2. There w is little
nttivity to-day around the United Mine
Workers' headquarters, from where the
r-ial miners' strike i-. being directed Most
..f the union olhcialR spent the day In the
outlying towns, m.etlng the striking men
ami giving thcrn instructions.
overtures have been advanced bv
. nil, r side, and there Is at present no ln
dn stion that any will bo put forth soon
T'le strike oiBcIals are still at work get
t.ntr the men out and pay they will not re
li their energy In that respect un'll every
pin ration In the anthracite region Is tied up
i lie operatives, thouch balH cripplr-d. are
ilny as confident of sio'ce-s as the luve
1, rctofore been.
The production of coal In the Hazletoh
r-,ion Is crowing smaller with each sut
. eding day. One of tho 1-ost proofs of this
I the report of the superintendent of the
Hzleton division cf the Lehigh Valley
Railroad, which handles coal from all but
six collieries in the region. This report
s'mns that the shipment have fallen off to
1 .- than two-third of the normal iuactlty
c' ring the last four days.
There Is no denying the fact that the in
l.ibitants of this region fear trouble. There
ae very few persons who do nut believe
:'iat there will le an outbreak somewhere
in the region. Most, If not all, of the coal
miners are belrg watched by extra watch
men Rumors are afloat that the Sheriffs
of Luzerne. Schuvlkill and Carbon counties,
wltiih adjoin one another at a point two
in so-th of here, are swearing in depu
ties by the score. None rf thes,e rumors can
When the Sheriffs are approached on the
subject they say that there is no trouble
and that they aie not looking for any. Cer
tain It Is. however, that these officials are
keeping a watchful ejo on the strike and
they say that they can be present quickly
If thel' rresence Is needed anywhere.
Police Attacked by AVunicn.
No shaf of tho Lehigh Valley Coal
Company, east of the city, was tho center
of numerous petty acta of violence during
the day. Before t o'clock this morning a
handful of Hungarian women wanted to
whip thne Coal end Iron policemen for
pursuadlng breaker boys to go to work. The
policemen had gone to the houses In that
locality and Induct d a number of breaker
bojb to go to work. It tai charged.
Strikers at the same time attempted to
persuade the boys to stay out, but retired
when thej insisted on working. On the way
to the shafv a half-dozen foreign-speaking
women surrounded the policemen and, tail
in? the dinnr palls f-au. .'.-? -..vit
raetf toys, attacked the coal and Iron men.
The policemen managed to escape tho
crond without precipitating a fight, A few
of the boys wen:, to the mines with the
rolicemen, but most of them returned to
Shortly after that a mine worker Eays Lo
was shot at by au unknown nerson but i.ot
hit, while on hi- way to the shaft. Later
In the day an Italian was badly clubbed.
Tu-nlght the mine workers on their way
liuiiie from the shaft were attacked and
badly beaten. Aside from these Incidents,
UJiet prevailed throughout tnc legion. Tha
striking mine workers say they are doing
their best to pre.vt.nt disturbances.
A 11-year-old Ilunturlan boy was found
dtad In bed In Coieraiue to-day. 7 ho doc
tor eavs his death was uuo to heart dis
ease caused by fright. Ths doctor added
that the boy had been told that a mo:i a
inarching toward Coieraiue and tho shuck
caused his de-lh.
-.The mettlngs were held this afternoon. In
the Hazlo mines and ut the Silver Brook
Colliery. At the lonner placo addresses
were made by mine busses, who appealed
to the men to resume work, Scleral labor
organizers also addressed tho men und
urged them to slay on a. fctriku until the
tight Is won.
The Lehigh Valley Coal Company's col
lenes. the strikers claim, aro being op
erated with a greatly reauced lorco of men.
Appeal for Arbitration.
Th9 Hazc-lton Ministerial Association,
composed of all tho Protestant clergymen
of this city, has taken up the strike ques
tion and will use all its power In bringing
about a settlement of the labor difference,
on the basis of arbitration, and concilia
tion. AU are opposed to the strike, and at a
meeting held this morning, thej decided io
draw up a memorial, appealing to both
the strikers and those operators who have
liot expressed a desire, to arbitrate, to act
fairly with each other and restore peaceful
conditions and confidence in tho anthracite
Notwithstanding the announcement mad
before tha strike began that they would
not glvo credit to the strikers, the busi
ness men of this city are still selling goods
to the men on strike on the usual terms.
Meetlng3 of striking miners were held to
day at West Hazleton, Coleraln and Jed
do. The gatherings wero addressed by
labor leaders of this eection.
Sheriff Toole of SchujUiil County ar
rived at McAdoo to-day, in response to a
telegram received from tha Carson Coal
Company, where the men had been driven
from work on Wednesday. Tho Sheriff
as hj will do all in Ida power to pre
serve order In that vicinity.
Superintendent Keith of the Hazleton
division of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
tail to-night that he would lay off two
coal train crews to-tuoriow. These arc the
first railroad men in thld section to be ten
dered idle by the strike. It is said that
several railroad employes have a.e-d lur
leave of absence, presumably, because
they do not care to handle nonunion coal.
Their applications were not granted.
SCHAM'OX xnnus COL.
Scranton. ra.. Sept. a). Scrantonians,
strange to relate, are the first to experi
ence hardship as a result of .1 scarcity of
The men at the Columbus washery, out of
Pjnipathy for the Atrike movement, refuse
to prepate any culm except lor the electro
light plant, of which the washery is a part,
and this compels the trolley tompauy to
use unwashed culm, just as it cumis from
the refuse heap?. Fifty per cent of this is
incombustible and consequently It is ex
tremely difficult to make steam. As a re
mit, ell the heavy cart were taken off tlm
lines throughout the city and alley, and
the smaller ones, jammed to tho dash
loard. were able to barely creep when
Trips that ordinarily require twenty
minutes could not be made in better time
than one hour on runs having heavy erades.
Scranton also has the distinction of hav
'cg the first operator to sign the union
He Is Michael Gibbons, who conducts a
small colliery in South Scranton, from
Uch he supplies some of the schools and
few private families. He foared his fifty
raw might quit at aity hour and igrecd in
igathe scale if th' union would exempt hU
Place from the strike 05er
Hie District Board olVne Mine Workers'
t TROUBLE WILL COME.
Thll idt iphia. Sept 20 -Sum. w liat
ague reports are cming in of prep
arations on the part of the Sheriffs
and coal companies for a poible
clash with the reekiess ekm. rt
I 0 pmong the strikers
$ Nearly tveryb. dy belipves th-t tr. u-
bie mut come, ifl there has !. . ii"
V sign of an outbreak, and the men ap-
pear to lie well handled by tlinr
Union told him to --It;" the cca!e and clov
down hi w.irk and iV would conrtder
the jirupusitiun. lie oiir-tiited and ih
board will psd -m t -e matter to-morrow
John Murrni, anotlur mull operator Hum
Carbondale. whose pi ice is slid working,
has applied for the same treatment. He
will siwi the scale to-morrow.
IllB tlperntors Penrwliicil,
Superintendent E. E. Loomls of the Dei i
ware. Lackawanna and M ostein .Mining
Department, said to-day :
"Ihis arbitraliuu piuposltlon is absurd
It is impracticable. Each company might
arb.trate with Us own men, but such a
thing is ma necessary. The operators
stand ready to adjust any grienvance their
men may piesent, and I am satlsiied they
car. be adjusted satisfactorily. This whole
sale plan of aroitration between all the
ernplojers and ail ttie employes can effect
Homing except the recognition of the Mine
W olivets' Union, and that will neier be ef
fected, because wu cannot aiford to have
our business directed by emissaries of our
comiietitors, the boft-coal men.
"The Mine Workers ulllcers know they
cannot f,uln the eoncessiuns they ask, and
are only btrUmg to efieet bomvthiug that
will sae tr.eni iruiu being discredited vy
too aiuhracue minors. I hope the muurt.,
for their own sake, will soon realize the
futility of their light."
The I'e'iinsylvuniii Coal Company issued
a staiemeiu showing by a resume of Us
comptrollers report trial the aveiage wage
of miners and laborers In all ot their twe.i-ty-sfaen
cotilerlia for the ii.oulh ol August.
was, rcsptctn elj , J.W and Jl.ii7 per ua,
and twenty Uas were worked.
3Iiue Onuvrs' Ac, Mu-.
What la ery likely the movement the
operators are said to be considering as a
mean. of striking back at the strikers Is
the expanding ot the Lackawanna M.tiers'
Union, an independent organization of Dela
ware. Laekawanna and Western miners,
and the using of this body as a lever to
crystallze the anti-str.ke senlmcnt which
the operators Jlriniy belleie obtains with a
majority of the men in the Lackawanna
Iiy the middle of next week the operators
figure the conditions In the lower district
will be such as to discourage the men In
this section from continuing on strike, and
they will be looking for some means to let
go. Hy having the Lackawanna union In
working order, the operators think the anti
strlko element will have a rallying point,
and that when tills element gets together
and scea its own strength it will not li.ai.
tale long about doing what It best Judg
ment will dictate, and this the operators
are convinced will b. thir return to work.
Tha operators think that once there Is a
break the end will begin.
No change whatever has occurred In tho
t.e-up and not the first sign or disorder is
reported anyw here in the county. They keep
fihng Into their headquarters all dav long
to look at the newspapers and si-e tlie buN
ltini that my be pouted. There Is no oc
casion for their doing missionary work, as
nil the mines are Idle.
1'iiilaii:i.i':ii . i'i:i:i,s -run pinch.
rhiladelphia. .cpt. 3. rather Phillips
came lure from the Hazleton region to
night and Is with Arch'i.shop ltyan. In
consultation on tl-o subject very nea-- t
his heart the quirk settlement of the strike
by arbitration or any other honorable
Coal scarcity Is moro keenly Wt to-dav,
and although the Heading compmy Is min
ing and shipping Its uhual quota of an
thracite, dealers aro finding It hard to got
as much as they need. The tonnage of the
other great coat carrying companies Is
gradually diminishing, however, .mj in the
natural order of thing-, unless the strike U
settled, will soon ceae altogether from
rmvr auiii:st op the stiiikh.
WHkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 20. The first ar
rest In connection with tho miners' strike
was mada this afternoon, when Joseph 15e
gos, h Hungarian of Nanticoke. was taken
Into custody, charged on oath of Alexander
Monsyock with pointing a revolver and
threatening to shoot him lat eight while
he was returning from work.
The profeutor Is eniploved at company
work in one of the mine; at Nanticoke. and
when he srzrte,! for home last night he
mt ricgos who aMved him why he was
working Monsyock did not arswer. and
was proceeding on hi- way when, it is al
leged. ISeos pointed his revolver. Upon his
promising not to report for work in tho
morning. B gos til 1 not : hoot 1 he prisoner
was brought to this eitv. and in default of
SL5W bail Wd committed to jail.
H0YT WRITING A NEW PLAY.
Doctor Sftys Ho Has I.con hVsioini
to lVifiiM -Mental roiMlitinn.
itBiq rue s-ri;'iu
Hartford. Conn. Sept J- Doctor Harry
McManus. who has been the guest of
Charlifc Hojt. the plajwright. ince his re
lease from the sanitarium in tills city, re
turned home to-day
Doctor McM.inu" says that since Hojt
Ins licfn at Illierty l.e has greatly Im
proved In health, and that he is now men
ially perfect. He liar, gained In weight,
and it. able to look after his business af
fairs He keeps track of nil the theatrical
companies In which he i- interested, and
Is working upon a new play, "A Hunch of
Uluc lUbbon.-." 11b Hnlshed work, the
doctor says. t& up to his uual standard.
Doctor McManus says an anay lsls of -orae
of the medicine given tu Mr. Hojt before
(ommitment dl.-closed a large percentage
of morphine According io the loc-tor
Iloyt's emaciated conditio 1 and mei.t.i! v.i.
turb.iiioe were- due to lack of proper medi
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SEVEN FIREMEM HURT
Two of Them, Tred Doerr
and Jack O'Brien, May
CAUGHT BY FALLING ROOF.
Building Occupied by a Car-
riGgemaker and as a
Two tiiemen were seiiou-dy and poihaps
fatally injured and live more and a private
wutchman were painfully hurt last night
at a .'Ire which originated In the cellar of
the building at No. 2002 to No. 2010 Morgan
street, oectipUd as a warehouse and man
ufactory of jeans clothing by the Harga-Uinc-McXittrick
Dry Goods Company, and
by John Deekir. a vehicle manuf tturer.
Jack O'Hrteii. foreman of engine com
pany No. i, and I'red Dorrr of engine com
I any No. 17 iwro caught when the roof of
the building Ml in. nnd we-re carried down
with it. O' linen was convoyed In an am
bulance to the City Hospital, where an ex
amination showed that he had sustained a
dangerous scalp wound and internal in
juries. Doerr was taken to the hospital
of the St. Louis Hospital Association at
No 313 North Garrison avenuo by Doctor
Itaines. whit happened by in time to assist
the injured. The- phvsieians at the hos
pitals say that the-e iiremen probably will
Frank needy of Engine Company No. 4,
John Green of Engine Company No. 17,
James Uraniilgan of Engine Company No.
17, William Gleason of Engine Company
No. 17. IVter Ahearn of Englio Company
No. 17. and William Meagher, night watch
man, emploiod in the building by the Har-Badino-MoKiltncIv
Dry Goods Couqiany,
wire moro or le-s rrloU"l injured by fail
ing bricks and debris.
ltccdy was cliniUns the ladder when the
roof gave way. He '..xw Doerr and O'Urlen
carried down with the falling timbers and
slid down the ladder to go to their assist
ance. As he ilmibiil through a lower win
dow u shower of brhks fell on his head and
shoulders. A large tiintT graz'sl his head,
dazing him. and the falling bricks bruised
his body. Glrason was Injured In the same
mannir iioth men remaliu-d at work.
AYutcIimnii tMscnwretl tlir Pin.
Tho lire was dleoveml by William
Meagher, the night watrhmnn, as he was
making his rounds about J o'clock. Ho
turned In a still alarm and Gcoigc A. Uu
chanan, who saw the llanies from the
street, turned In an nl irm from the nearest
box. The origin of the lire is unknown.
The firemen succi-editl In (untitling the
flames to the building in whWIi the tire
started, and thej had the blaze under con
trol In a short lime. The Union liundr;.,
occupying the west end of tho building.
was damaged slightly by water and he
hotel at the ea-t i nd of the building, on
tho eo'ner of Twentieth and Morgan
streets, wps also slightly damaged The
damage to the building and -tuck is es
timated at about $" i apportioned as fol
lows; Danuge o building between KOOO
and J7."f). thr l.-ilanco or the loss Is di--ded
between the Hargadmo-McKlttrlck
Dry Goods Coinpanj., who carried a stock
of overalls :'nd Jans clothing on the second
floor, and John Decker, who had tho frame
work of several vehicles, fittings and tools
on the Ilr.t floor of the buildi.'!h. The Ios
Is fully covert d by Insurance
The crowd gmhrsl around the burning
building witnessed the unique spectacle ot
seeing about forty guests of the hotel on
the corner, who had retired e-arly, rushing
forth into the streets, their clothes under
their arm", in alt stages of deshabille.
They were aroused from their slumber by
the. smoke that jioured Into the hotel. The
clanging gongs of the tire engines outside
helped to throw tlie-m Into a panic. With
out waiting to find out whether the hotel
was on lire thej poized as much of their
clothing as was in reach, and ran pell rocll
to the street, affording amusement for the
crowd. Some uf the men dressed behind
tree boxes and other convenient shelters,
and other guc-ts quickly hunted tome dark
place In which to don their raiment.
Injured Ilea lit Hospitals.
Jack O'Hrien was fearfully cut about the
had, and the temporary bandages which
had been wrapped about the wounds were
covered with blood when ho arrived at the
City Hospital He was In a semiconscious
condition and could give no account of how
he had received h.s injuries. Doctor Nlc-
t THE INJURED.
Jack O'Hrien, Twenty-third street
and Franklin avenue, foreman of No.
4 Engine fomrany. fractured skull,
strained back and Internal Injuries.
Condition serious. 4
Fred Doerr, No. 1C3 Wash street,
Engine Company No. 17, strained
back and internal injuries. Condition 4
Peter Ahearn, No. 2S I'age avenu,
foreman of Engine Company No. 17, 4
and Acting Assistant Chief; scalp V
wounds and bruNos on body. Not
Frank P.cdy.No. 271S Dickson street.
Engine Company No. 4. bruised about
shoulders. Not srIou.s. 4
William Gleason. Engine Company O
No. 37, bruised about body. Not serl-
John Green, Engine Company No.
20. substitute on No. 17, slight cuts
about head. Not serious.
James Erannlgnn. No. 3711 Lucky
street, fireman Company No. 17;
t slightly hurt by falling brick. Not
O William Meagher. No. 144 South
4 Broadway, watchmun for Hargadlna-
McKlttrlck Dry Goods Company, cut
on wrist by glass. Jjot sctIjus. 4
tort examined his wounds and found a
fracture of the back part of his bkull. His
cordlllon mis pronouncfd Se-rlous.
Peter Abeam, who nrrlved with O'Hrien.
said that he had mounted a ladder with
two other men to placo a line of hoe In
tho second-story window on Morgan street
located about thj center of the building.
Ahearn was In front and had Just gotten
Into the building when the roof caved In.
Ho was carried head first to the ground
floor, where ho lay stunned for a short
space When he came to, the entire placo
was filled with smoke and fulling plaster,
but he caught sight of a doorway, not far
distant, through which he could Me tho
Toward this ho crawled, and when with
in u few jards of tho sidewalk ha was di
covored by several firemen and pulled out.
Ahearn says that O'Urlen was behind him
with the line, and must have fallen on the
outside of the building when the crash
came He does not know who the other
man on the ladder was. Ahearn bears the
record of having been injured more times
than any man In the department.
William Meanher. watchman for Harga-dlnc-Mc'KIttrlck.
was on the second floor
of the building when tho tire broke out.
The first knowledge he had that the build
ing was on flro was when smoke came
pouring up from the floor bt low. He turned
In a still .llvroi, then rushed to the door,
which he tried to open, but the lock was out
of order ard he wis unable to move it. lie
hammeted on the door and called for help
from the wlrdovv. Two firemen rushed up
the --teps and broke in the door with axes.
Meagher. In his eagerness to get out of
the building, grasped the ledge of the door
to jump. A broken pane of glass stuck In
the frame, and on this Meaghir cut his
wrist At the City Hospital tho wound
w.i. dressed and pronounce-d not serious.
TELEGRAPH POOL PROBABLE.
Loadin."; Companies Alleged lo He
Forming a Combine.
New York. Fept. 20. A S.VVJ."i tele
graph pool Is the latest thing on the cards.
The Western Union Telegraph Company,
the Postal Telegraph Company and Tele
phone. Telegraph and Cable Company of
America are. It Is said, about to combine
Interests with this immense capitalization.
Humors have, been in circulation for
sotne time that the three companie3
named, with the Bell Telephone Company,
were to consolidate, and in this connection
the current LsMie of the Electrical Kcvievv
"llapid progress has been made by those
controlling the linanel.il interests of the
four big companies to bring about this con
solidation. It i.- predicted by those In a
position to know that these interests wil!
be consolidated Into one big company to
Lo known as the National Telephone and
Telegraph Company, nnd that such a con
solid ition will be accomplished before the
end o? the pre-ent year."
Edward C. Piatt, treasurer of the Postal
Telegraph Company, when asked to-night
as to the truth of the story, faid that so
far as the Postal company was concerned
there was nothing In It, so far as he knew.
VOr'IIK M'XXlXt! THIS
RAN WITH LINCOLN;
NOW FOR BRYAN,
Foriuor Governor Crawford of
Kausus Is Against imperial
ism and Trusts.
"GOVERNMENT IS IN DANGER."
.Man Who Carved Tliirty-SIx
Coiinties of the Sunllower
.State Out of the Prairies
Ilccoines a Democrat.
Chicago, Sept. 20 Former Governor
Samuel J. Crawford of Kansas, third Gov
ernor of that State, and woh was on the
ticket with Abraham Lincoln In 1S54, has
deserted his parly and como out for Hrym
He asserts that the country's safety lies
In the election of Mr. ltrvnn, and Insists
that the hand of Providence is in his can
didacy. Former Governor Crawfoid was the first
Kansas Governor to succeed himself. It
was he who carved thirty-six of the coun
ties of Kansas out of the prairies and
named them for Kansas soldiers who had
fallen in the Civil War. It was he, who,
during his second term, resigned his ofllce,
raised tho Nineteenth Kansas lleglment
und, in the dead of winter, with eighteen
Inches of snow on the ground, hurried over
the prairie to rescue the women and chil
dren who we-re In the hands of the In
dians In the pioneer settlements. Governor
"That wo have a good government when
properly administered, no one will ques
tion: and that our people, as a whole. In
point of intelligence. Integrity and enter
prise, are rqual. at least of those of any
other country. Is also true. And yet, our
government und people great, intelligent
and strong, are at this moment confronted
with abuses that menace the one and
threaten the ruin of the other.
"I mean tho trusts that are now sound
ing tho death km II to competition In trade.
They are numbered by the hundreds and
are increasing at an alarming rate. They
have absorbed almost every legitimate busi
ness and industry in the country, and hold
a complete monopoly thereon. They recog
nize no superior power, not even the sub
serv lent legislature that created them. They
shut out competition and raise tho prices
on things they have for sale at will. They
shut out competition and buy the things
thoy wl-li to buy at their own pi lev.
"In brief, each trust is a law unto itself,
owing allegiance to no superior"
HANNA'S DEMAND0F CHICAGO.
"ISv Saturday rCight ."00,000 and
More Later On."
'hic-ago. III.. Sept. 2o.-"Five hundred
thousand dollars by Saturday .llgnt. and
more later on."
That Is Chairman Mark Hanna's ultima
tum to the moneyed Interests of Chicago.
"I'm going back to New York Saturday
night, and I want to see the money before
I go '
This is the way Senator lianni goes nfte
tl.e men of money who are ratid Lv tho
commercial agmcles. If this Isn't sutllclenl
he uses stronger language and lrnpressc'3
upon them the fact that unless they Iooen
up they can e-xpect no favors.
Mark Hanna's club leaves heavy trnrks.
There Is ono man who sat at Mr. HannVs
feast at the Uniou Ix-ague Club Mouday
who told a bit of what had taken place .
"He Just talked from the emplojer's point
of view," said Hanna's guest. "He then
said that tho campaign would ivqutre
money a lot of money. Ho asserted that
Philadelphia had set the record by raising
Jt'MOuo in three hours; that Chicago had
lots or money; that wo business men had
done well, and that we must produce or
take the responsibility of defeat In Illinois
and in other States
"Further, be let us know that h had
studied the ratings of various business con
cerns and hud fixed how much they ought
to come up with. You must help your own
interests," he said, and then came the order
to "shell out" and for every man there, lo
act as his business agent and paps the word
along In his own business field. Oh. he Is
the strongest I over had to deal with."
Pei - Tang and Su - Tai
Captured b Three
NO AMERICANS IN IT.
General Wilson Heads
GO AFTER BOXERS.
Arsenal in San-Uai-Ten
Province Will Be
Berlin, Svpt 20 The Ikal Anzeiger's
Shanchai correspondent cables that the al
lies to-day captuied the Pel-Tang and Lu
Tal forts with great losses.
ATTACK ON l'HI-TAXfi.
Taku. Sept. 20. At daybreak this morn
ing Hie combined furies of the Hessians,
French and Germans made an uttack on
the forts of lVl-Tang.
Heavy guns were brought up and the
bombardment began from two sides
The Chlnc-e in the forts wore- evidently
pieparod for the attack, for they an-nered
tho tin? of the allies in a spirited manner.
At tho conference It lui decided to ask
tho Germans to send a column westward to
disperse the Hoxer.s and to restore normal
The Japanese and French are operating to
the northeast of Pekln.
The sale of loot belonging to the Amer
icans has beim. General ChafT-e at first
proposed to burn II. but Anally decided that
It would be better to feed the hungry Chi
nese. General Chaffee expresses a preference in
favor of tents for the winter camp rather
than insanitary buildings.
Tha indications are that IO.OjO of the allies
will winter at Pckin. The German force
will be the largest. Some of the troops will
possibly be distributed in the surrounding
cltlea to relieve the strain. The Japanese
will withdraw tho most of their force to
N'agasasakl. The Russians will retain at
least 2,0 here.
A joint expedition to Pao-TIng has been
placed by the British, German and French
AX ATTACK MADE TCKSUAV.
Ijondon. Sept. 21. 4 a. m. Tho Tien-Tsin
corre'pondent of the Dally Mall, referring
to the nttack on the Pel-Tang and Lu-Tai
forts, already captured by the allies', aft
heavy losses, according to advices received
ut Herlln, says:
"The surrender of the forts vcai demanded
at 2 o'clock on Tuesday, with the threat of
Washington, Sept. 20 President Mc
Klnley. Attorney General Grlgss and
General Corbln. tho acting Secretary of
War. took dinner to-night at the Country
Club, a few miles out from the city.
There was a further discussion of the
German proposal making punishment of
Chinese ringleaders In the Boxer troubles
a condition precedent to peace negotiations
and of our answer thereto. Advantage was
abo taken of the occasion to discuss other
phases of the situation. No new advices
have been received.
It was 10 o'clock when the party returned
to tho city. No statement was made re
garding the dinner, save that the German
proposal had been under consideration and
our answer was still In "process of con
struction" and under adviaement. It was
stated that the discussion to-night ad
vanced the matter of the answer to a
more dehnlte shape, but that there had
been no final action.
It Is stated that this final decision will
be taken at the Cabinet meeting to-morrow,
and an announcement made before
tho President ltaven for Canton to-morrow
While there Is jet a possibility of some
medlflcatl-m by the Cabinet to-morrow. It
may be teiterate-d that the answer as now
formulated does not accede to the German
proposal, and the draft of the answer al
ready wrltttn and which will be submitted
to the Cabinet to-morrow reviews at con
siderable length the reasons why the United
States cannot accede.
Troops Will Itensln.
Jlfnlster Conger will stay in Pekln "for
the present," to quotes a high official, and
this means that a guard sufllclently large
to protect him liom Injury will be retained
in the Chinese capital. It Is stated, how
ever, that as soon as the United States can
In honor withdraw, such action will be
Minister Wu has not received the edict
reported from Shanghai appointing the
Viceroys of Nanking and Wuchang as part
of the Chinese Ponce Commission.
But In view of the dispatch received from
these Viceroys to-day the Minister has no
doubt that they will serve on the Commls
frion. He says-, however, that it will not be
necessary for them to leave their post
and go to Pekln. as the vlceroyaltles are
of too much Importance to permit their de
parture. They will be consulted by telegraph and
their concurrence will be secured In all set
tlements, and their signatures given to tho
llnal peace agreement.
Mr. Wu ways he Is at a loss to account
for tho published report that his colleague,
the Chinese Minister at London, denies that
Yung Lu has been appointed with Ll Hung
Chang and Prince Ching as peace envoys.
Mr. Wu says there can lie no doubt about
the matter. a- he has received an Imperial
edict appointing Yung Lu.
With reference to empowering Minister
FIVE THOUSAND CHINESE
MASSACRED BY RUSSIANS.
London. Sept. 21. 4 a. m. "Authentic accounts have been received here," says
the Moscow correspondent of the Standard, "of a horrible massacre at Blago
vcslchcnsk, which was undoubtedly carried out under direct orders from the
Russian authorities, and which then let loose the tldo of slaughter through
"The entire Chinese population of CCVO souls was escorted out of town to a
spot five miles up the Amur and then, being led in batches of a few hundreds
to the river bank, was ordered to cross over to the Chinese side.
"No boats were provided, and tho river is a mile wide. The Chinese were
flung alive Into the stream, and were stabbed or shot at the least resistance,
while the Russian volunteers, who lined the bank, clubbed or shot any who
attempted to l.ir.d. Not one escaped alive The river bans for miles waa
strewn with corpses."
1 '.ell in. Sept. 20 "It Is reported on
trustwortny authority in Shanghai."
says a dispatch to the Lokal An-
zlcger, "that Germany will insist up-
on the destruction of the Chinese
coast defenses and the Yang-tse forts
as a condition of her entrance upon
audit Tin: i:Mi'iti.
SPECIAL HY CAULK.
Berlin. Thursday, Sept. 2- (Copy-
right, ISO-, by the New York Herald
Company.) The Politische Correspon
! denz declares that Germany has de-
raandrd tho extradition of the Em-
press Dowager from China.
The Tageblatt denies this.
I learn that the truth is halt-way
between the two reports. Germany
desires the accord of all the Powers
in regard to those, responsible for the
outrages, and will then demand their
delivery, even If the Empress Vow-
ager should be among them.
If the accord of all the Powers can-
not be gained, I Iejrn that Germany
will Insist upon her idea alone, or
with those I'owers who do consent.
immediate attack by the Germans and Rus
sians In the event of refusal."
EIGHT TIIOUSA.M E.NG GED.
Cops right. 15-0, by the Associated Tress.
Tien-Tsin, Sept. 19, via Shanghai, Sept, 29.
Two thousand bIx hundred Germans left
Tlon-Tsin to-day to join a force forming la
the neighborhood of Taku, already com
posed of 4.0O0 Russians, l,a Germans anI
other foreign troops, tho intention being to
attack the Pel-Tang forts to-morrow at,
The American postal arrangements ars
completed for Tien-Tsin. Hranch offices
have been opened at the different points
where the United States troops are sta
tioned, and tho service will be carried as
soon as possible to Pekln.
Pekln, Sept. 16, via Taku. Sept, 20. Gen
eral James H. Wilson, with S0O Americans
and ft British troops and six gucs,
marched westward to-day, and the Germans
will move to-morrow to co-oporate in tak
ing Pel-Ta-Chu, where tho enemy is sup
posed to be in larse force. The American
commander will attack from the west and
tho Germans from the east. General Wil
son will then take the San-Hi-Tien (San-Kla-Tien)
Possibly this will be the last big expedi
tion, as it Is understood the British and
Americans will abandon the former plan of
police campaign and will prepare for tho
evacuation of Pekln.
The British have countermanded the or
ders for winter clothing, and.it is reported
Avill fall back to WeI-Ha!-VeL
The German Legation is expected to with
draw Friday, September 21, and it is gen
erally reported that the Americans will
withdraw, but General Chaffee refuses to
confirm the rumor.
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urdays -variable Ttlnds.
Fop Illlnola I-'alr Friday; warmer 'n.
extreme southern portion. Saturday
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1. Took Two China Forts With Heavy Lois.
Seven Firemen Hurt at a Fire.
Women Assaulted the Mine Guardi. '
3. MacArtbur Reports Filipino Activity.
Section Hand Prevents a Wreck.
Shot to Death In Pistol Duel.
3. Knd of Military Rtilo in Galveston.
Jones Found tho East Much Changat!.
St. Louis County Fair.
4. Race Track Results.
5. House FUIed With Gas.
Southern Methodist Conference.
Missouri Gains One Congressman.
Doe.s Hnnna Regard tho Kast as LostT
T. The Railroads.
8. Republic Want Ads.
9. Republic Want Ads.
Post Office Fight Grows Interesting.
10. Grain and IToduce.
12. Paved From Death Under a Street Car.
Mickey Mack Again in Hands of Police.
Conger to enter Into negotiations, attention
was called to-day to General Chaffee's dis
patch, stating that an expedition had been
sent to the westwird to expel the Boxers In
order to freo Ihe country from the coal
mines to Pekln. showing that the establish
ment of "peace ar.d order," which this Gov
ernment demanded as a condition of negoti
ation, had not yet been accomplished.