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THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN
VOLTOIE T, NO. S8 HOSOEULTJ, H. T FRIDAY, JtJLX 27, 1900. PRICE ITVE GE5TS
World Stands Aghast at the Greatest, Crime in History V
CHINA DEFIES THE POWERS
Prince Tuan Has Massed an Army
of a Million Men.
For Years the Nation Has Been Preparing
for a Struggle Against Hated-"White
Devils" gf the Western World.
- T5T. PETERSBURG, July IS. A dispatch from Che
Prince Tuan has moboilized 950,000 men, divided
Into different corps. The northern corps has been ordered
to expel foreigners from Amur. The Peking army is divided
into four corps, the first of which is to operate
against Moukden and occupy the roads between Peking
and Shan Hai Kuan; the second is to concentrate at Tien-Tsin
and the third at Peking, whence a column 40,000
strong will be sent to Wei II ai Wei and Tsin Tau, while
the fourth corps will concentrate at Nankin. There are
now 23,000 Japanese troops in China.
The Chinese fleet is concentrating in the China Sea
and hostilities are expected.
A dispatch from Nankin announces that Prince Tuan
has ordered a great military movement owing to the appearance
of the Japanese in China. The Viceroy of Nankin
has informed the foreign consuls that he cannot be answerable
for events in Chao Sin, Ning Po and Chu Chau. The
foreigners are fleeing to Shanghai. The position is alarming.
Sixteen foreigners have arrived at Nankin from Ning
Po, where the houses of foreigners have been burned and
.missionaries horribly maltreated.
The rebellion has taken hold of Southern China.
The foreigners at Chu llu and Chu Chau have been attacked
and are fleeing panic stricken.
NEW YORK, July IS. A dispatch to the World from
London quotes the Express' Shanghai correspondent as
"Prince-Tuan has issued an edict to fix a definite
date for a general uprising. What this date is 1 cannot
ascertain, but it is doubtless an early one, for Prince Tuan
is stated to have ordered all dispatch in View of the arrival
of more foreign troops.
"A large body of Chinese tonight is reported to be
moving from Ilupei in the direction of Shanghai. The
situation here grows more threatening every day. The city
5s still without any means of defense and all the forts' are
being held by Chinese."
IDMIBiL SHI . WOUNDED
SOLDIERS IS TO DIE LIKE
July 8 (via Shanghai, July 15.) We are
fighting against a fate far worse than death fighting off
the monstrous cordon of Chinese which is daily drawing
closer and closer, until we ask ourselves how long will it be
before we are compelled to accept the dread alternative
given to Admiral Seymour's wounded during the retreat
upon this place.
For in that retreat Admiral Seymour shot his own
men to keep them from falling into the hands of the Chinese.
When it was found that the case of the relief expedition
was desperate, the Admiral saw that everything
must be sacrificed in order to effect the retreat. It soon
became apparent that the wounded could not be carried
with the column. They must be abandoned to the enemy.
There -was not a wounded man who did not know
what that meant The entire force had knowledge that
sill the wounded and prisoners who fell into the hands of
the Chinese were frightfully tortured. Two marines had
been captured by the barbarians. Their bodies were recovered
the next day. Both had been cut to pieces. The
oyes had been gouged out, and the cheeks, arms and legs
cut off. Evidently much of the mutilation had been done
before the victims died.
And that was the horror the wounded men of Seymour's
column had to face when they found they could
not be carried along with the retreat. They were "certain
to be tortured as long as they showed signs of life. The
Admiral was thoroughly awake to the fearful situation of
his wounded, but his position was desperate. So he went
to the poor fellows himself and offered them an alternative
zs heroic as anything in history.
He explained the situation fully, and then, with
tears rolling down his cheeks, he put the awful question:
"Which do you prefer to be left to the Chinese
as prisoners or to be shot by your own commander?"
"We prefer death To torture! Shoot us now, that
we may die like men!"
Such was the question, such the reply. Then the
poor fellows set their faces and prepared for death. A
firing squad was told off, and while the little allied force
halted and beat off the Chinese horde pressing in upon it
from all sides, ihe act oftmerc&vras carried out inside the
lines. The firing -squad shot to doathithose heroes who
had been forced to tJie piieous cnoice.
.- A few merciful volleys did the work. The sorely;
liarssetd expedition Hgs relieved "of. its burden of wounded
the Chinese fiends were cheated of victims for their unspeakable
tortures, and the sufferings and fears of the vic
tims came to an end under their owu flags and at the hands
of compassionate friends. But men, who saw that scene
will have it as a horror in their minds forever.
This incident and the continued torture and
of prisoners explain whv the war now is being car
UGK OF HARMONY
AMONG ALLIED FORCES.
London, July 19, 4 a. m. While cvi
dence accumulates daily that China has
long been preparing a formidable
oiganiztftion in anticipation of tn
present conflict and that the area of the
rebellion is continuously extending,
harmony among the allies, which is
necessary to meet such a grave situation,
is deplorably lacking. The Russians
have refused Admiral Seymour's
request to hand over the restored
Tsin Hallway to the English
company, and it is rumored that Ger
many purposes taking a serious independent
step, namely, to patrol tte
Kiang with men-of-war. Such
a step would be greatly resented by
Still more ularniing news has been
conveyed to the Daily Express from
Tokio, to the effect that the apparent
reluctance of Germany and Russia, to
consent to a. Japanese commander for j
tho as my corps lias led tho Japanese
Government to delay the forwarding
of the division aheady mobilized.
The Standard, in an alarmist editorial,
says: It is useless any longer to
hide from ourselves the fact Uiat China
has declared war on civilization
and has plunged into the conflct witn
rabid frenzy. It Is equally futile to discuss
whether hostilities are being
waged by the Chinese Government,-inasmuch
as it is evident that an
of some kind exists and is di
rccting the anti-foreign movemfnt.
Unless unmistakable evidence exculpating
the Peking Government is
piomptly forthcoming, the powers
should treat China as a belligerent
state and act accordingly.
A similar line of comment Is taken
Ly the other morning papers. All applaud
the course of Count von Buelow,
the German Foreign Secretary, in stopping
cipher telegrams from the Chinese
Legation in Berlin, and all urge the
other powers to follow Germany's example.
The Russian general staff denies the
report that the Chinese capuired
capital of the province of
Amur, and It Is rumored from Irkutsk
that the Russians have taken Aigun.
The first Boxer proclamation has,
made its appearance In Shanghai. It
declares that Kwan, the war god, de-sites
the blood of foreigners and
threatens ten plagues if the Boxer
tenets are not followed and
The Governors of the province of Hunan,
Ilupeh and Honan have now openly
joined Prince Tuan and are marching
overland with their armies to Peking.
The German relief column sent into
tho interior of the province of Shantung
to endeavor to rescue a party of
thirty missionaries. German, American
and English, has returned without having
obtained any Udings of their
; hereabouts, and It Is feared that all
have been slain.
FELL BACK UMSER
COYER OF 0ABKHES3.
TIENTSIN, Friday, July 13, 7 P. H.
(Via Cheefo. July 16, and. Shanghai,
July IS). The battle which was begun
with the attack by 7000 allied
forces upon the walls of Ike naUve city
at 2 o'clock, this afternoon continued
all day, two battalions of the Ninth. Infantry
participating. It Is reported that
15 or this command were killed or
woaaded, ladudiag tea or al tee
ColoasI E. H. Uscura iras hilled
aad JtfajoritJesse JL Lee and James
Regan, Captain Charles R.
Brewster aad Edwla Y. Book-miller
and First LlesteaaatsTWHIIam
K2 Naylor, Louis Harold
HarawHulTad LfcO JWaldroa were
woadd; " r"
AaHagvth Halted Stales atariaes
la caeeaHfe auartwred forty. Cas-'
tA A. R. Da via Was kllteri n4 Ctia
tack upon the Chinese walled city of
Tientsin, on the morning of July 14.
and succeeded in preaching the walls
and captcred all the forts,
"The Chinese were completely routed
and the allies took possession of the
native city and its defenses.
The guns of the allies did Immense
damage to the native city, causing
many large conflagrations, and finally
ried on with savage reprisals. Murder, loot and torture by ! silenced the majority of the enemy's
Chinese mobs is reported from every direction. The feel-1 . SSSS'S.J!. &
ing of the Europeans against the Chinese has been roused ; mans and French! assaulted and cap-until
it is almost as savage as that of the Chinese again J Tn?$h? SZSZS SfK
uik Xiurupeuus. xius expnuns me indiscriminate snooting fort, the magazine of which the
But we are in no position to think of revenge. All
we can hope for is relief. We are fighting day and night
and cannot beat off the oncoming horde. After each battle'
the enemy approaches closer to the foreign settlement.
Unfortunately it is true that the allied forces have suffered
repeated defeats. From their intrenched positions the
Chinese are raining a deadly cross-fire on us with well-directed
We are desperately in need of heavy artillery and
more men, and no quarter is asked or given on either side.
French subsequently blew up. A body
or American, British, Japanese and
Austrian troops then made a sortie and
attacked the west arsenal, which the
Chinese had reoccupied. After four
hours of the hardest fighting yet experienced
the Chinese fled.
"When the arsenal had been evacuated
by the Chinese, the Americans,
French and Japanese and Welsh Fusiliers
advanced toward the native city
,and joined with the other attacking
forces. The Japanese Infantry and
mounted battery advanced to the foot
of the walls, supported by the Ameri
cans and French. Despite valiant at-
EDWIN S. CONGER LATE UNITED STATES MINISTEK TO CHINA,
ants Henry Leonard and S. D. Butler
The American contingent, after lying
in shallow, hastily dug trenches,
full of water, facing the south wall of
the city, and suffering for want of water
and food, besides being short of
ammunition, was ordered by General
Dorward to retire" under cover of darkness.
The Russians were outside the east
wall, while the Japanese, British and
Fiench were close to the west wall,
with the Chinese trying to flank them.
The walls were sadly battered by
shells. The attack will be renewed in
the morning. The total losses of the
allied forces are estimated at S00.
LIST OF AMERICANS
KILLED IN FIRST BATTLE.
WASHINGTON, July IS. The War
Department to-day bulletined its first
official report of the results of the battle
at Tientsin, as follows:
"Chefoo. Adjutant General, Washington:
Casualties in attack on
"Killed Colonel E. H. Llscum and
seventeen enlisted men.
C. R. Noyes, not
serious; Major J. Uegan, serious, but
notydangerousr Captain E. V. Book-miller,
'serious, not dangerous; Lieutenant
L. B. Lawton, not serious; Lieutenant
F. R, Lang, slight, and
"ilisslng Two enlisted men.
Coolidge, who signed the dispatch. Is
lieutenant colonel of the Ninth Infantry.
The following dispatch has been received
at the Navy Department!
"CHEFOO, July IS. Bureau of Navigation,
Washington: Latest reports do
not indicate that army officers Majdr
Leo, Captain Brewster, Lieutenants
Naylor, Hammond and Waldron are
wounded. Captain Charles G. Long,
Marine Corps, wounded; Second Lieutenant
F. R. Lang, army, wounded. An
aid has gone to Tientsin to get accurate
Second .Lieutenant Frank R. Lang
served during tue Spanish war as ser
geant major and second lieutenant in
and was appointed second lieutenant la
the regular amy April 19, 1S99.
Captain. Charles G. Loag of the Marine
Corps catered the Marine Corps
Jaly 1, 1S91, bavins heea appointed
froai Massachusetts. .He had bea oa
daty at Cavite P. I., since April SlS9f.
uatll ordered to Chlaa."
EKILLIAJfT JIGHTTKCr OF r
AXXZXS AT T23DT TSIX.
LONDONVWr J&-i The, Saaagkti
eorrcsgottdoa't of the Daily Mail seads
the teltewiag;,uadiar date at Jaly 17:
"Th aHitf troop ruiid'
tacks, the allies were only able to hold
the positions gained outside the walls,
preparatory to renewing the assault in
"The casualties sustained by the allies
were exceedingly heavy, especially
those of the Americans, French and
Japanese. Sveral explosions in tho native
city were caused by the bombardment
"The Chinese appear to have exhausted
their supply of smokeless
powder, as they are now using black
MORE DETAILS OF
LAST STAND AT -PEKING.
NEW YORK. July 16 A Sun cable
from London says: Another Shanghai
dispatch says: Of all the legations, the
American had the greatest proportion
of women, especially jifter the arrival
of the American missionaries who had
taken refuge thee. Hence it Is known
that the women's legation was among
the first destroyed. Then the women
were domiciled at the British Legation.
American sailors (supposedly marines
of the Oregon), missionaries and civilians
generally, composed the inner
guard, Germans, Russians and Japanese
doing the outpost work, at which
the Germans were especially active.
Every adult male bore arms. The
women did nursing and cooking, even
assisting in preparing the troops" mes.
After the final sortie by the legation
troops, the attack by the Chinese was
renewed with doubled fury. The fighting
was hand to hand. Foreigners,
who had been driven back, barricaded
the windows, but the Boxers were able
to reach a low roof, where a few sailors
met them and hurled many of thsm
off. Some of the sailors dropped to the
ground and stood with their backs to
the wtiII, standing off .the Chinese.
In the midst of the melee Prince
Tuan's artillery opened their awful fire.
At this time the Boxers had not secured
any white prisoners, which so
enraged them that they attacked n
house opposite the legation, where na
tive Christians had taken refuge. These
the First Halne Volunteer, InfantrxJ were tosged forth and sabjected to
lags were burned.
The streets that night swarmed with
Boxers, sseared with blood and staleed
writh TImv carried tnrrbos
HJBastly trophies of the day's work. At
the time of the final massacre the
who had escaped death, in
battle and- who had been forced back
lata balldings, were driven from room
to room by crowds of yelling,
Outrages perpetrated here for
the" date oa wossea and chiklres sot
Jellied by their protectees were
Thea a heavy hoBfeardareat begaa aad
oarmgers aad oatragsd ank rtgg
MINISTERS ARE MASSACRED
Made a Gallant Defense Against
Compelled to Kill the Women and Children
of the Legations to Prevent Their
Suffering a Worse Tate at the
Hands of the Chinese.
LONDON. July IS. The Governors of the Provinces
of llu Nan, llu Pcli and ticLNnn !iavo now 'openly joined
Prince Tuan, and are marching overland with (heir arrnras
The first Boxer proclamation has made its. appear- '
ance in Shanghai. It declares that Kwan, the War God,
desires the blood of foreigners and threatens ten plagues
if the Boxer tenets are not followed and. spread. '
Shanghai is about to be attacked by an army of?
100,000 men, armed with Mausers and furnished
with smokeless powder and carefully trained by
German, Danish and Russian oflicers. It may be doubted
whether any intelligence that has reached thiseountry hai
created a greater impression upon the English-public.
Shanghai is the greatest, of all forenrif emnoriums in
the Far Orient. Situated at the mouth of the mightv
river and at the point of departure of tli&g
entire system of canals and inland navigation of the
with a population of about 000.000 natives and abou
10,000 foreigners, it can only be compared in commercial -importance
to New York or to the port of London.
Its capture by the nathes would proyean almost
mortal blow to every American and European house engaged
directly or indirectly in trade with China,
inero material, damage -would Wp- colossal.
SHANGHAI, July 17. The danger to Shanghai is
great, as thousands upon thousands of armed Chinese are'
in the vicinity and trouble is liable to occur at any moment.
The Kaiser has telegraphed the German Consul to tell the.
German merchants, in answer to. their cable, that there
of the nine warships now enroute fotC'Iiina.
USSfAN MINISTER REPORTED TO
111 BEEN TORTURED AND MURDERED.
CIIICAGO, JulyJL A special to the Record from
St. Petersburg, July 11, via Paris, July 13, says: The Czar
has received with groat emotion the dreadful details of the
catastrophe at Peking in a cablegram from Admiral
at Port Arthur, confirming the horrible details of (he
assassination of M. de Giers, the Russian envoy. He was
dragged. through the streets by Boxers, insulted, beaten,
tortured, thrown into a kettle and boiled to death. The
remains were thrown to the dogs.
Mine, de Giers suffered a fate worse than death.
She was .beaten and tortured with sharp sticks until life
was extinct. The legation officials -were tortured fiendishh
until death ended their sufferings. M. de Giers and the
legation officials resisted desperately and killed many of
In the midst of the tortures the envoy is said to have
heroically proclaimed his faith in Christianity. He was
encouraged by his wife, who so soon shared his martyr-,
The announcement of this intelligence to the relatives
of the Russian -martyrs in China was accompanied by
heartrending scenes. Count Lamsdof received the friends
of the murdered ones at the Foreign Office and unfolded
the tragic story.
The scenes of frenzied terror and grief that followed
were unspeakable. The building of the Foreign Office
was besieged by an excited throng and the vrhole of St.
Petersburg was full of lamentation. Immediately upqn
the receipt of Admiral AlexyefTs dispatch the Czar ordered
the Cabinet and Council of State to go into session.
ORiPHIC DESCRIPTION OF THE UST
-, STAND OF FOREIGN MINISM
LONDON, July 10. This dispatch from its special
correspondent is published by the Daily Mail:
"SHANGHAI, Sunday Night (Urgent I deeply
regret to have to confirm absolutely and fully the announcement
which I cabled on Friday to the effect that the legations
in Peking were destroyed on the night of July 0-7
and all British and 'Europeans were massacred. Furtner
official Chinese messages, one from the Governor of
were received here yesterday and Saturday
the dread tidings. "" .
"Altec June 25 the Boxers and Imperial troops
gradually increased in, numbers- and massed themselves
about the -British, legation, camping in the streets and
places laid waste by the Boxers. Daily sorties were .made
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