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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC;
ST. LOUIS, MO., MONDAY. NOVEMBER 12, 1900.
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MacARTHUR HAS HARD
TASK ON HIS HANDS.
RUSSIA WILL NOT ANNEX
ANY CHINESE TERRITORY.
Much Depends on His Navt
Active Campaign in the
GUERRILLA WARFARE CERTAIN.
Political Leaders Now Admit
Active Hostilities Are
Far from Over.
W.ishfns'on. Nov. 11. There Is little en
muraKt'inPiit. In General JIacArthur's sev
nal rej'irts to the War Department for
those optimists in and out of. the frvice
who bellev.- that the re-election of President
.MrKlnlcy will be followed by the imme
iJiat rollnrse of the insurrection in the
"At present arid for many years to come,
savs General MucArthur, "the jiece.-s.Ity .f
a larse American military and naval force
! too apparent to admit of discussion."
This view is concurred in by some of the
high oillcl.ls of the War Department with
whom votir correspondent talked to-day.
They believe that the result of the elections
in tiie United States will have a very Rood
:Tect in tho Philippines; that many of the
Wder? will now recognize that the policy
if President ilcKinley will be maintained
and that a realization of the hopelessness
.if their eauso will lead many of the more
s-ens!b:e Filirinos to abandon the insurrec
tion. At the same time, they lool: forward to a
long period of guerrilla warfare. It ii re
.niizert that the independent, irresponsible
IKe of the military free-bootrr has many
attractions for the average Filipino, who
would rather extort tribute at the muzzle
uf his r'jle than to work for his living.
liven if the Insurgents should be deprived
of the leadership of Agulnaldo and of many
f the moro influential among them. It will
probably take some years and a considerable
military force to eradicate all the wander
ing bands which now Infest the forests and
mountain of Luzon and the other islands.
Active CanipulKit to IIcrIii.
.Much is expected to be accomplished by
the Ameiican troops between this time and
ihe first of January, when the withdrawal
of the volunteers wilt bo actively begun.
General MacArthur is to take the field in
person, and there la to be a partial abandon
ment of the plan lirst Instituted by General
oris, and since carried out, of dividing the
American forces into small garrisons scat
tered among the towns and villages.
There are now no les3 than -413 garrisoned
military posts in the Islands. Some of the
least Important of these are to be aban
doned and the troops thus rendered avail
able will bo organized Into Hying columns
for tha purpose of hunting down and ex
ADMIRAL CROWN.NSHIIU) SAYS
HE MIST HAVE MEN FOR THE NAVY.
"Washington, Nov. 11. T The startling state
ment Is made In the report of Admiral
Crownlnshleld, chief of tho Navigation Bu
reau, that the present pet sonnet of the
navy would form barely one-fourth of the
total establishment necessary to tight a
rirst-class Kuropean Power. It barely suf
ficed for the Spanish "War and no longer
can be considered, the report says, as an
effective ncuclus nbout which a larger es
tablishment could be formed in case of war.
The Admiral regards tha need nf the
navy for officers and men as most urgent.
It says that the bureau can point to many
cares where the service Is being harmed
by lack of officers.
The naval academy Is suffering for want
of instructors, and tho present high stand
ard of training cannot be maintained. Ev
ery bureau In tha department Is short of
officers, and tha service, the report pre
dicts, soon will fall behind.
Tho disability of the seagoing' corps of
officers has greatly Increased since the
Spanish War. and many of tho best officers
are being lost as a result of breaking down
Congre Severely CrltlcUed.
The Admiral severely crltlcUes the inef
fective effort of Congress at the last ses
sion to meat lmitiedlate needs for officers
by authorizing employment of retired offi
cers, and he demands the Immediate repeal
of that act. Ho claims that the retired list,
intended as a reward for faithful service,
otherwise becomes a hardship and a pun
ishment. Tha personnel act thus far has resulted
In affording less officers than were on the
active list before Its ipassage, while In au
thorizing an Increase. It failed to provide
the means therefor; so tliat there are now
331 vacancies In the list of naval officers,
which vacancies cannot bo the least af
forded. Therefore. It Is recommended for the next
ten years that appointments to tho naval
academy be doubled, tho President and Rep
resentatives In Congress appointing two in
BRYAN WILL REMAIN IN
ACTIVE POLITICAL WORK
Lincoln. Neb., Nov. 1L Last night n year
ago 'William J. Bryan was the central
figure at a big outdoor meeting on tho
grounds of the State Capitol of Nebraska.
It was a jollification meeting, at which the
fusion forces of the State celebrated the
triumph of their State ticket at the elec
tion on the Tuesday previous.
Mr. Bryan was one of the fjpeakcrs. Ho
told his audience of the duty that every
ultlzen owes to bis country, a duty which
demanded that every citizen should take an
actlvo part In politics to tho end that his
lulluenco might be lent toward buttering
politics and bis government, as a natural
result. And then and there he laid down
Quite plainly the career ho has mapped out
"Some of my Republican friends," he said,
"have been feigning wonderment as to what
will become of mo when this craze of Isms,
as they term the iisues, has died out. In
order to relieve them of any undue worry,
I want to servo notice that I shall continue
in politics In actlvo opposition to any party
or doctrine -which violates American ideals
and tha true principles of human liberty
until tha lid Is closed upon my coffin."
This vras William J. Bryan a year ago,
and It Is tha Bryan of to-day.
Sinco the election, political necromancers
have busied themselves predicting Bryan's
future. Ho has been pictured as Intending
to retire to his farm, to take up the quiet
existence of the agriculturist. He has been
credited with a desire of returning to the
law, or of taking up literature exclusively.
Another story was that he had decided to
enter the ministry. To these stories Eryan
only smiles, almost deeming unnccessaiy a
To intimate friends, however, he has ex
J MacARTHUR TO PRESS
THE FILIPINOS HARD, t
Tnlcss General JlacArthur's pond-
lng campaign bdould bo attended by
very geod results at the outset. it
will" be made quite, clear that the war
In the Philippines is an Indefinite nf-
fair. General MacArtliur. who Is on
the scene and presumably familiar
with the situation, admits that many
yearn must elapre before the work
of tranquillizing the warring natives
is brousht to a successful conclusion.
and his Judgment will have great
weight in hastening such legislation
as ma;- be considered necessary to
carry on the military operations.
terminating Insurgent bands wherever thoy
may lie found.
As tho Insurgents have a way of conceal
ing their arms, when hard pressed, and of
turning up inside the American lines in the
guise of friendly natives, unusual efforts
are to be made to capture arms and ammu
nition. The campaign on which General MacAr
1hur Is embarking is much more dlfiicult
than it would be if the insurgents had a
compact military organization, and would
stand up and tight. In many respects the
operations will be similar to the Indian
campaigns In this country a few years ago.
Small bands of insui gents must be followed
over a country where military operations
ate extremely diflicult. and where the rapid
transportation of troops is next to impossi
ble. Illllleultlcx Alieiul.
As the present is the dry teason in the
Philippines, however, officers of the army
hope that General MacArthur's Hying col
umns will be able, within tho next sixty
days, to Inflict severe punishment on the lu
rurgents, and to take much of the spirit out
of those who remain in tho tleld.
Unless Congress shall s-o amend the law
under which the present volunteer army was
enlisted is to permit volunteers to be dis
charged in the Philippines, and subsequently
trans-ported to the United States. It will be
necessary to begin the homeward movement
of the volunteers by the first of January
In order that they may all be mustered out
In the United States by the Mth of June
The necessity for this ls tegarded by the.
military authorities as being most unfor
tunate. 'When but two regiments of Infan
try and a battery of artillery were with
drawn from the Islands for service In China
the Filipino leaders encouraged their fol
lowers to believe that the United States
were abandoning the struggle.
It is feared that the withdrawal of moro
than ).0iO men, or nearly half of the entire
furco in the Philippines, at one clip would
lead the Filipinos' to believe that the aban
donment of the Islands had been commenced
It Is, therefore, Important from a military
standpoint, that legislation should be en
acted by Congress at the earliest poasiuio
moment If the proposed military operations
ate to be actively entered upon.
stead of one wherever authorized now, and
in addition Senators being given the same
privilege of appointment as Representatives.
Then, to meet future needs, It Is recom
mended that whenever Congress authorizes
an Increase of vessels to the navy It also
provide ;n the same act for an increase of
officers and men to man the ships.
The report says that England, which this
year Jays down lUteen war vessels, voted an
Increase of -MM officers and men to the
naval .establishment to man th ships, while
Uermaiiy, which Intends doubling her fleet
in tho next rlxteen years, lias provided In
the samu programme for increasing the
personnel by eighty-nine officers and X'JST
men each year until the total Increase
UexcrttoiiH From the Juv.
It Is declared that it is now impossible to
man tho vessols of our navy already con
structed with the present force, not to
mention those building or authorized. Con
gress Is urged to make any increase hi the
personnel immediately available.
There were 2,432 desertions Irom the navy
and eighty-six deaths during the past fls
cal year. Tho tnllEtments number 8,11
from a total number of applicants of 0.S51.
Over C!l per cent of the men In tho navy
are native born, 13 per cent are naturalized
nnd 9 per cent have declared Intentions.
Ninety-two per cent of the landsmen now
under training nro native born.
A mild reproof upon Congress is con
tained in the closing paragraph of the re
port, which calls attention to the discour
aging condition lu which the distinguished
officers of tho navy have been left by not
leceivlng any formal recognition for their
heroic services during the wur with Spain.
The report say3 that tho navy hud no
part In the unfortunate public controversy
which followed upon the Piesident's rrcom
tncndat'.on that certain officer should be
promoted, anil adds that thus far there has
been no recognition by Congress, except of
those who shared in the victors' of Manila
and those who served elsewhere In th
pressed himself since his recent defeat, that
the election result maks It doubly impor
tant that he shall stay In the Held as an
opponent of the Republican party, resisting
its present policies with all of his vigor.
Whether as a leader or a private In the
ranks, his intention is the i,ame. His time
as befoie, will lie devoted to tho preparation
of magazine and newspaper articles, with
an occasional lecture and speaking tour.
KNOWS THERE IS A TRUST.
Saw Jersey Victim Publishes
Trenton, N. J., Nov. U. William J. Lee
gavo Trenton Republicans a jar this morning
when ho Inserted the following advertise
ment in a local newspaper:
"Election is over. Prepare yourselves for
n, shock. Thero Is at least one trust. I
know it. It Is na-ncd American Bridge
Company; capital, J70,000,to). It Is composed
of twenty-eight of the largest bridgo works
In tho United States, among them the New
Jersey Steel and Iron Company of this city.
by whom I was employed for twenty-thrco
years and eleven months. No one has my
Job now, for tho simple reason that tho
Bridgo Trust found twenty-eight corps of
estimators nnd abolished twenty-seven of
them. It Is but fair to state that tho Bridge
Triist has already started to place at the
New Jersey Steel and Iron Company's works
the largest bridge shop in the world, and
probably 1,000 additional men will be em-
-.. - !... H 1 J .1 7 'f B ' '"' V . ,'.
Asserted That Agent of United States War
Department Has Obtained Mili
"Washington. Nov. ll.-llas tho French Re
public another Dreyfus case? This Is the
question which la being asked in Washing
ton to-night, as a result of tho publication
tills morning of information that an agent
of the United Statea AVar Department had
Becured such exact and ddlaiied knowledge
of the construction of the new Trench Held
gun as to enable him to undertake to build u.
reproduction of that gun for the Govern
ment of the United States.
l'-reneh Held artillery U admittedly ahead
of that of any other Government In the
world. Kor several yeais past there have
been lmportunt featute.s about the French
Held guns and their carriages which have
been successfully kept secret from the oth
er Powers. It was on a cltargu of having
revealed to Germany some of the features
of an earlier type of this gun that Captain
Dreyfus was found guilty and sentenced
to life Imprisonment on Devil's Island. It
v.u.s with genuine surptlse that the tepre
sjontatives of foreign Go-ernnients nnd the
Wubhlnglon publio generally learned tills
morning that the Board of Ordnance and
Fortifications In the War Department be
lieved that they had secured enough infor
mation to enable them to build practically
the samu gun as that used by tho French
Held artillery. It was equally fiutprislng
that the War Department had allowed this
Information to become public, but no one
was more surprised at the publication than
were the high officials of the department.
What course the French Government will
adopt in tho matter no one here knows. No
fault can bo found with the Government of
the United States for accepting the Infor
mation that has heen offered. The several
civilized Governments maintain military and
naval attaches at the capitals of other Pow
ers for the express purpose of learning all
that Is possible about the armaments of the
countries to which they are accredited. The
French Government learns in this way all
that is made public by the officials of tho
War and Navy Departments In Washing
ton, and it is quite probable that the French
attaches have from lime to time picked up
Information here that the authorities of this
country have wished to keep secret.
If the secret of the French field gun has
actually been revealed to the United States
OPEN SWITCHES CAUSE
TWO WRECKS IN THE WEST.
Iveavenworth, Kns., Nov. 11. An open
switch caused the northbound Missouri Pa
cific passenger train this morning to tako
a siding in the yards here and to collide
with a switch engine.
The following passengers were Injured:
S. H. Harris, traveling man, Chicago: ear
Arthur Maxwell, negro, crack bicyclist.
Chicago; Jawbone broken.
George II. Logan, negro, Cincinnati; face
cut and bruised.
Bud Lawrence, negro, cook, St. Louts;
Harry Crelghton, Thomas Madison nnd
Richard Lewis, all negroes, Lynchburg, Va.;
The colored passengers are membera of
a minstrel show.
ployed there, which wilt be a good thing for
Trenton. Wherefore, it is not seemly that I
should whine. Nevertheless, the Bridgo
Trust will not employ me. Thero are no
other bridge works in this vicinity. I don't
want to compete with thofo useful gentle
men who dig our sewers, and I do want a
'full dinner pail.' For this reason Is my
residence at No. S62 Lamberton street for
sale at $1,000 less than cost. An additional
lot of 132 feet of the river front I will give
to the purchaser as a trading stamp. It is
possible that tho river front may in a few
years be more valuable than the residence.
If this does not suit you, make me an offer
on your own terms. I am not In a position
(Signed) "WILLTAM J. LER.
"No. 962 2rtmcrtnn street."
0Wif' 111 felPPlSf
wonder how long I'll
It is quite ceilnin that Ihe French Govern
ment will endeavor to tlnd out the sourc-i
of the "leak" in their own countty. just
as the War Department may endeavor to
tlnd out how the announcement o the
Hoard of Ordnance and Fortlticatlons be
came public here.
France probably will not question the
t'nltfd States Government In the matter.
M. Thlebaut, the Charge d'Affalres of tho
French Fmbas-Hy. it Is understood, la dis
posed to doubt whether much information
of value has been obtained. He h.19 not
made any lnqnlile of the State Depart
ment In the matter, and It Is safe to ws
Mime that he will not do so unless ho re
ceives f-peeltio instructions from his Gov
ernment. The American army to-day is equipped
with a Held gun of an obsolete pattern
ilfteun years old and General Miles hii.i
been carneiUr advocating that a moro
modern weapon be adopted. General Jliloj
l? Inclined to make light of tho disclosure
that the sectet o! tho IVench gun has
been Imparted to this Government, as
serting that the French Government neud
feel no concern whatever, us the gun under
consideration Is the product of an Ameri
can inventor and is not drawn from the
French plans, though ho adds that "the
frame results may be attained whn the
trial of the Held piece occurs." No Html
determination of the value of tho gun can
be had. General Miles says, until the test
takes place. "Inventors always claim
much." ho concluded, "and sometimes ac
complish little. We roust wait for the
TI10 authorities are letlcent about the
name of the inventor of the. new gun, hut
It is understood that Lieutenant Mott of
the Seventh Artillery, our military attache
lu Pari, had no connection whatever with
It is intimated that the Individual who
disclosed the information to General Mllesi
is now in Washington, but, in the very na
ture of thlngj. his identity must bo kept
aecret for the present, at least.
The French Rtm Is of the same caliber as
tlio Ameiican weapon now In tis.-e, which is
a gieat advantage in the matter of am
munition, but Its velocity Is higher and
Its rate of lire Is considerably greater.
Pueblo. Colo.. Nov. II. The Missouri Pa
cific passenger train which left here late
last evening ran Into an Open switch at
Pugnr City, 33 miles east of Pueblo, and
plunged Into a freight cabooso in which
were four section men.
The passenger engine nnd caboose teles
coped and fell In a heap, which took tire
and all woodwork was burned. Engineer
Hucket Jumped, but Fireman Nelson re
mained on the locomotive and was pulled
out of the wreck unconscious.
The section men were not seriously hurt.
The passengers were uninjured and the earn
went east later.
The wounded men were brought to the
SMALL POWERS HEARD FROM.
Belgium, Denmark, Holland and
Spain Want a Voice.
London, Nov. 12. "Serious friction has
been caused in the peace negotiations In
Pekin," says the Dally Mall's correspond
ent at Ticn-Tsln. wiring November 8, "by
Belgium. Denmark and Holland and Spain
clamorlnjr to have a locus standi In any
"Russia and France have supported their
claims, which are opposed by the Powers.
Belgium Is especially important and in
have to wait."
CASE WILL TEST
PORTO RON TAX,
Administration, Fearful of IJcsuIt,
Will Make Effort at Post
ponement. ON COURT CALENDAR TO-DAY.
Adverse Decision Would Knock
Every l'rop From Under the
J 'resident's I'oliey in
Washington, Nov. 11. A as.c will be
called In tlie Supreme Court of the United
Stales to-morrow which will. If decided
Justly, knock down every prop that up
holds the President's Porto Rican policy.
It strikes at the legality of the existing
1.1 per cent tariff levied upon products from
that 1 a ! rt : 1 d and se"l:.4 to affirm the doc
trine tliat Porto Itlco is by cession and
the act Congress which has legislated for
It, an integral portion of the United State-).
In every case affecting Porto Rico so
far brought the courts have avoided an
opinion upon the essential question In
volved, but lawyers of high standing be
lieve that In the present action the vital
question cannot bo set aside and an opinion
liandtd down on a collateral Isuue.
If the opinion of the court Is that tho
Government cannot levy customs dutlex
against Porto Rico the court will uphold
the doctrine thnt the Constitution follown
the" flag and will force a ladlcul change or
pulley, not only In Porto Rico, but In the
The case In point Is that of John 11.
Goetze & Co., Importers', of New York, who
were compelled to pay duties on goods im
ported from the island. The duties were
paid under protest and suit brought to re
cover. It Is ndmitted tliat the Government Is
fearful of the result of the suit before the
Supreme Court, and no effort will be spared
to postpone a conclusion to as late a day as
possible. The case Is on to-morrow's calen
dar, but well toward the bottom of the list.
It would hardly be reached in the ordinary
courw of business, court officers say, until
Tuesday or possibly Wednesday.
Jt Is understood that to-morrow the At
torney General will move to postpone the
case until January 7. at which time a some
what similar question has been assigned for
hearing. That would carry the case along
until after Congress hast been In besslon a
month, by which time there may be fcume
crywlailization of its policy with respect to
the new possessiona of the United States.
BATTLE AT PHILL10P0LIS.
Iioers Again Stubbornly .Resist
Pietorla. Nov. 11. The British have re
occupied Phllilopolls, after four hours' sight
ing. General French will take command of the
The condition of MIs Roberts, daughter
of Lord Roberts. Is more serious.
OFFICKUS KIU.E1) AT IJELFAST.
Cape Town, Nov. 11. Among the Boers
who were killed In the recent fighting near
Belfast wero General Fourle and Command
London, Nov. 12. General Baden-Powell,
according to the Cape Town correspondent
of the Dally Mall, has contracted enteric
fever, but his condition is not serious.
FRENCH VESSEL SUNK.
Collided With Japanese Steamer
Victoria, British Columbia, Nov. 11. The
Japaneso steamer Yamagachl Maru col
lided with the French transport Curacane In
the inland sea of Japan, the transport trying
to cross her bows. Tho French vessel found
ered. AU on board the transport were saved
except three midshipmen, who were
Czar Said to Be Determined to Adhere to
His Original Plan as Announced
to the Powers.
Story That Genera! Linevitch Told Consuls at Tien-Tsin That
Czar Would Take Land Opposite German and British
Concessions Denounced as False.
SPECIAL Iir CADLE.
Yalta, Russia. Nov. 11. fCopyrlchr, 1SC0,
by the New York Herald Company.) I am
empowered, upon tho highest authority, to
stati- tliat the story of General Linevitch
having notified tho consuls at Tien-Tsin of
the annexation of land opposite the British
and Grman concessions is false.
That any Russian military officer can have
said Mich il tiling is not within the bounds
of possibility, even though military men are
:pt to talk bumptiously. I'or such an an
nouiii'citK nt to be authnrltatlvo It must
come through 51. de Gelrs, who would be
instructed to that effect by the Minister of
Foreign Affairs litre. Such has not been tlw
Furthermore, there can be no question of
annexing territory, which is against all-Rua-Silan
A to the sensational stones of massacres
of Chinese at Ulagovcst-Schensk, this re
port, too. is denied by the same authorities,
SIX THOUSAND REBELS
i:i:i'i:umc sitviai. i
Victoria, llritish Columbia. Nov. 1!. Xews
was received by the steamship Victoria
concerning the rebellion lu South China.
The Triads have broken out in Kwang-Si.
and .Marshal Su, Commander-in-Chief of
the imperial forces. Is asking for 3),ftj0 men
to Hupprr:-. tlieni.
The Urltish have dispatched infantry and
artlll'-ry to guard the Kowloon frontier.
When the torpedo-boat destroyer Handy was
lauding men she encountered a force of
rebels and threw shells among them aa they
advanced on b'an.schuan, routing them und
A strong force of Kwang-SI rebels, march
ing to Join the Kwang-Sing rebels, met and
defeated the imperial troops near Kuans
nlng ami captured thirty.
Great prepaiations for the building, mine
laving and drilling of troops were going on
in the affected Province?.
HUNTED BY DETECTIVES
New Voile. Xov. 11. Oi-'ar Wtlncke. 40
jeara old, of No. S09 High stieet. West Ho
bcken, who for twelve years has been In
the employ of Whitall, Tatum &. Co.. at 10
Barclay street, in this city, as assistant
cashier, law disappeared. Charles A. Ta
tum, the head of the firm, says that an ex
amination of Welncke's accounts Is being
Welncke has Le-n one of the mun trust
ed and valutd employes of the firm, lie left
tho office Monday afternoon last, and, go
ing to lit home, told his wife, so 5Irs.
Welncke says, thai h w.is obliged to leave
for Boston suddenly. He took a small
satchel containing a few articles of wear
ing apparel, and, after kissing his wife and
children, left the house.
Weincke's books were examined a few
hours after his disappearance. A private
detective agency was at once engaged to
find him. Detectives were sent to his home.
They remained to watch the house in the
liopo that the man would return. Other
detectives were sent where It was thought
the fugitive might bo found.
1-xtraordlnary efforts are being made to
arrest the man and from this agency eleven
detictlves are looking for him. The police
CHINESE FIENDS EXECUTED.
Three Oflicials and Twenty Boxers
Shot by Order of Von YValuei-see.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Pekln. Tuesday, Nov. 6.-(Copyrlght,
1S0O. by the Xew York Herald Company.)
Tho Emperor is now at Sl-Gonon-Fu, two
days by telegraph from here. Governor
Yu-H.Men, who attempted suicide, hns re
covered. Prince Chlng and LI Hung: Chans'. In de
fence of their own positions as peace
makers, are pressing the Dowager Empresa
for the execution of the guilty Princes and
Ministers, as demanded by foreign Power3.
Probably more suicides will result.
All who participated In the punitive ex
pedition to Pao-Ting-Fu have returned, ex
cepting the Germans and French, who re
main as a permanent garrison.
The Provincial Treasurer, one General
and a Colonel, who were found by court
martial responsible for the slaughter of
seventeen American und English mission
aries and torturing four others who were
rescued alive, were to-day shot with twen
ty prominent Boxers, with the approval of
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee.
Punishment was also inflicted en route
on other notorious Boxer strongholds.
Fifteen hundred American troops re
mained in camp here while the executions
were In progress, taking no part in them.
TOO HUMILIATING TO ACCEPT.
Li Hung Chang and Prince Ching
Kefuse Demands of Powers.
Rome, Nov. 12. The Tribune publishes the
following from lu Pekin correspondent:
"LI Hung Chang and Prince Ching have
Informed me that the demands of the
Powers for the punishment of Prince Tuan
and the withdrawal from power of the Em
press are too humiliating to be accepted by
FAILURE AT KANSAS CITY.
Elmore-Cooper Live Stock Com
pany's Liabilities Are 600,000.
Kansas City, JIo., Nov. It The Elmore
Cooper Live Stock Company has filed a pe
tition In bankruptcy. The liabilities, placed
at tSOO.000. aro mostly the result of the Gil
lette failure a year ago. The assets are
olaced at 00,0(19.
"It may be put side by side with that ono
accusing tho Russian troops of having loot
ed tho Imperial palace, which they havi
since turned over intact to 5Iarshal Counc
Von Waldorsce. AU the reports recclvc-I
here point to tro conduct of the Ruiaii
troops having: been exemplary in every
The Chinese Jtinister to Russia has left
for St. Petersburg. lie was as pleased at
a Chinaman could possibly bo as the result
of his conferences with the Russian authori-.
5Iore than, all else, he was pleased with
the understanding between tho United,
States and Russia that everything shall b
done, to settle by arbitration what can bm
settled. To his Excellency's mind that was
tho only way to avald a further appeal to
arms, and, ai ho said. "China will never
forget tho falrnes3 of America toward my
The Czar Is ill at the present time, be
ing a sufferer from influenza.
BY YUAN'S TROOPS.
A battle was fought at Tsan-Chou on tho
Tsuhg-Chl-Ll border on October 17 between
a body of imperial troops and Roxers.
General Yuan's troops numbered 8.000, and!
the Boxer3 12.000. Two thousand men wcru.
left to guard Tsang-Chou, and General Meln, 1
In charge of the Imperial troops, gave bat
The battle lasted all day. and resulted
In the defeat of the Boxers, with great loss.
Their leader. Chen, refused to retreat, and
when the light was lost, fought with C0i
desperadoes in a ravine, until all -werj
killed. Ills head was taken and hung- on
the walls of the city. Six thousand rebels,
Consul Coodnow at Shanghai has made :l
summary of Boxer outrages, ehowlng that
ninety-three American and .British ,rjs
slonatles were murdered and 170 other mis
sionaries In Shan-Si and Chill are missing.
have nlsa beeii notified. On Tuesday lira.
Weincko received a letter from her hus
band, which had been mailed at TVeehaw
ken. saying that he had been suddenly
called out of town, but would return 011
Wednesday. Xothing' has since been, heard
Charles A. Tatum raid to-day about tho
"Welnckn had been in the employ of tho
firm for twelve years) and we placed svery
confidence In him. An examination of hM
books Is now being made and until that is
concluded we cannot mate a statement. Wo
are gong to Kreat expense to bring; about
his arrest. It Is a matter of principle with
me. I Intend to have Welncke followed, ni
matter what It may cosL"
Weincke's? property, a two-story and
bnscment frame building in West Hoboken.
and a lot worth XT.SCO. have been attached.
Ills wife Is prostrated at the home of her
father, to which, with her two children, aha
Welncke was a trustee of a church In
West Hoboken. a strong advocate of tem
perance, a member of tho Central Republi
can Club, and of several fraternal orders.
He bore nn excellent character In the towu
and was prominent la its affairs.
Fop Mlnnoorl Fnlr and -rrariurt 4
Monday. Tuexilay fnlr; varlnhlo
Fnr Illlaol. Fair Monday and Tara.
day) TTlml blftlii to treah. ftntith
fsrly. For Arltansnii Fair Monday nnil
Tuesday north to cant Winds.
1. McArthur"s Hard Task.
Does Another Dreyfus Case Confront
Russia Denies She Contemplates Seisins
Case WlHTtest Porto Rican Tax.
Women were-Flrst to Leave Wrecks.
2. Indian Commissioner Saya Race Isj Xot
Policeman Wheeled a Giant.
Bryan WUlRemaln in Politics.
3. League Averages.
Hare Ran Hounds OH Their Feet.
The Republic Cup Booms Golf,
Yale Expected to bo Victor.
4. rdltorlal. i
St. Vincent Church Anniversary.
C. Theft of Shoes Cost His Life.
Tanner's Battle for Cullom'a Toga.
Philip Memorial Fund Growing.
C. Republic Want Ads.
7. Republic Want Ads.
Says Strikes Help the Unions.
Visitors at-the Hotels.
Wall Street Wild With Bull Fever
5. Bermoris and Services at tho Churchea
9. Movement of Grain.
Hardy and Miller Not Guilty.
Beggar Beaten and Arrested.
10. Crossed Bridge In Wheelbarrow.
Crushed by Elevator.
Colorado to Push Irrigation Schema.
For Lova of Liberty,