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COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1900
mm OF THE STATES
leathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Cornea From
tlie Wires for Information of
Wednesday, July 18.
Vice Chairman H. Edmiston of the
populist national committee said he did
not know when the committee appointed
at Moux rails convention would official
ly notify Mr. Bryan of his nomination.
He thinks the notification may occur at
Jndianapohc at the same time the demo
crat* meet Mr. Bryan. Mr. Edmiston
said Mr. rowne had not yet officially
accepted th<? nomination or withdrawn
from the populist ticket, but he expected
i? i', ar frotu hini before maDV «J»JB.
-Mr. Bryan had no visitors of prominence.
The Chinese revolters under Prince
1 van are said to number nearly 1,000,
--000, and to have been trained 'since the
JapaneHe-Chinese war in 1894 by Ger
man officers and supplied with arms and
munitions by Germany.
Chinese have invaded Russian terri
tory, practically declaring war upon
There were seventy deaths from heat
in New York. There were also many
prostrations at Boston, Philadelphia
and other eastern cities and throughout
Thursday. July 10.
Thirty people are reported to have
been drowned in the Yukon between its
mouth and Auvik during the month of
Indians hunting on the east coast of
If urJhon bay have brought word to the
Hudson Hay company's post on the
went coast of James bay that they found
last spring a vast quantity of wreckage
the bodies of two white men, and a man
m the last stages of the death struggle
Ibe Indians reported that they could
not understand the language he spoke
but rt was not English. He died while
they were there, and they returned to
the trading poet without bringing any
evidence of the strange occurrence. It
is believed by the officials of the Hudson
Hay company that the Indians witnessed
the end of Andre's attempt to reach the
north pole by balloon.
Great tires are raging in the moun
tains above Placerville, California.
Democrats and populists fused in Lin
coln county, Wash.
The state departrmnt made public the
text of the reciprocal commercial agree
ment between the United States and
Ltaly. It has been approved by both !
tiuuD •>. nooiey, promOinon candidate
or the presidency, was notified officially
)f his nomination, at Chicago. He ac
There are in China about 4:j,0|1()
soldiers of all nations, with Japanese in
At Grand Island, Nebraska, the creden
tials committee reported 332 delegates
in attendance on the state convention of
the middle of the road populists which
convened there. Wharton Barker
candidate for president, was present and
addressed the assemblage. The plat
form adopted reaffirms the Omaha and
Cincinnati declarations and indorses the
candidacy of Barker and Donnelly for
president and vice-president. It declares
belief in the hopelessness of any real re
form through either of the old parties
and declares the unfaltering opposition
of the populists in Nebraska to any
further fusion with either the democrats
Improved crop conditions are evident
throughout the United States as a whole.
Even Bryan believes that Americans
in China will be protected by the admin
Saturday. July 21.
Lieutenant Alexander of Oakland, Cal ,
who is reported to be interested in Ha
waiian plantations, and William Arm
strong of Hawaiian islands are investi
gating the labor question. These gen
tlemen say that 5000 Porto Ricans are
wanted in Hawaii and offer free trans
portation for men and their families on
a three years' contract, agreeing to fur
nish houses, schools and medical atten
tion at fid per month the first year and
after that at fiC and $17.
S. Z. Mitchell of Portland, general
manager, and F. D. Dame, general sup
erintendent, of Tacoma Street Railway
Company, have been formally charged
with manslaughter, information being
filed against them by the county attor
ney. This is the result of the Fourth of
July street car accident, in which 43 lives
were lost, GO persons injured, 20 of
whom are still in the hospitals.
Ten assistant surgeona have been ord
ered to San Francisco for duty in the
Philippines or China.
Populists and democrats fused in
Stevens county, Wash.
Reports from the border Bay that hun
dreds of Chinamen are being landed in
the republic of Mexico and are making
their way to the border in an effort to
get into the United States. It is said
there are thousands of Chinamenjcomiug
to America to escape the war raging in
the Chinese empire.
Sunday, July 22.
At New York, Rev. Dr. Woodruff Ilal
eey, secretary of the Presbyterian board
of foreign missions, speaking on the
Chinese situation, said: "The mission
ary has had his share in fomenting this
trouble and must bear his share of the
blame. Some of the missionaries have
been politicians as well as Christians
and their grasping, sefish attitude has
helped to bring about the present con
Eighteen men of the American forces
in China who were killed in the Tientsin
battle, were buried near the barracks.
There is a long list of wounded.
John P. Roberts, civil engineer, who
has spent thirty-eight years in China,
believes all foreigners at Pekin have been
butchered. He is at Chicago.
The democratic national committee
will commence active preliminary cam-
paijn workJn earnest. Senator James
miYe ' '.' m.lrmal <)f th« national com-
S ;"' ""mediately asnun., direct
tmn of the preliminary work.
Monday, July 123
caiwi" IT* —nd McKl*n»ey«>ad many
laiiern nt their homes.
Three men working with a threshing
k TrT I<ort Beott- KaDBM > ™*
killed by lightning.
fh^n- mil( Se-Vmour> "«>o commanded
the alliedJon*, defeated in an attempt
to reach Pekin denies that be killed hie
wounded when forced hack.
HI NISTERS KEPOKTEI) ALIV K.
A Message From Conger. But It
May He Old.
8 ,,M-lH^ ington- July 20-Like a Hash of
sunlight out of dark &j came the in-
Iflliffence at an early hour today that
United States Minister Conger had sent
a cipher cablegram from I'ekin to the
state department at Washington, mak-
J n°™ that t»o days ago be was alive
safety foreignerß were "Sbting for their
The Chinese minister, W u Ting Fang
received the message. Within an hour
the welcome intelligence that Mr.Coneer
has been heard from after weeks of si
lence and evil report, was dashed
through the country, and, indeed
throughout the world, dialling the
gloom which had prevailed everywhere
and bringing to officials and the public
generally a sense of profound relief
liie dispatch was in reply to Secretary
Hays cable inquiry to Minister ('oncer
on July 11, and as both messages were
in the American cipher code they were
regarded by the officials as above the
suspicion of having been tampered with
in the course of transmission through
Chinese channels. Mr. Wu promptly
communicated the dispatch to the elate
department, where the translation was
made from the cipher figures and soon
all Washington was astir with the in
telligence, it was telegraphed by Secre
tary I ay to the president, who respond
ed with a wholesome expression of grati
fication and word of it was sent to the
various cabinet officers. They gathered
m Secretary Hays office and an im
promptu cabinet conference was held in
the diplomatic chamber, mainly for the
Purpose of exchanging congratulations
olp ,>,"*, ? BOrvey ol tbe "Nation
to see it it had beeu materially chanced
by this important development.
Washington, July 20.-The following
statement has been given out by the
On the 11th of this month the state
department communicated a brief mes
sage asking tidings from Minister
longer, in the state department cipher
Minister Wu undertook to get this letter
into Minister Conger's hand if he were
alive. He has succeeded in doing this
Inis morning the state department re
-111 he governor at >>vail" lungmiurinß
me that he has received today a cipher
message from Conger on the ISth."
A few minutes-later Minister Wu ap
peared at the Btate department with a
telegram from Tao Tai Shang, dated
July 20, which had been received by
Minister Wu at 8:.'1O o'clock this morn
ing, reading as follows:
"Your telegram was forwarded, and
as requested I send reply from the tsung
li yamen, as follows: 'Your telegram of
the 15th day of this moon (July 11) re
ceived. The state department telegram
has been handed to Minister Conger.
Herewith is Minister Conger's reply to
the state department.' "
Mr. Conger's cablegram is ac follows:
"In the British legation. Under contin
ued shot and shell from the Chinese
troops. Quick relief only can prevent a
The message is not dated, but it is un
derstood it was sent from I'ekin on the
18th. This reply was in the state de
partment cipher, and it is regarded as
genuine, inasmuch as forgeries seem, un
der the circumstances, impossible.
Nevertheless, the anxious American
public, when it was laid before them,
looked upon the message with doubt.
The fact that it was undated, even
though in cipher, caused doubt. It was
argued that it might have been a beld
up message two or three, or even four,
British Refuse to Believe.
London, July 21.—The Conger dis
patch fails to carry conviction to either
the British press or public. Its genuine
ness is not disputed, however, for, as is
pointed out here, the Chinese must pos
sess quite a sheaf of such messages which
the minister fruitlessly endeavored to
get transmitted, from which they could
easily select a non-committal dispatch
to serve the required purpose. It is sup
posed Minister Conger omitted to de
stroy the cipher code and that this is
now in the possession of the Chinese, in
which event the selection of a concoc
tion of the dispatches would not be diffi
cult. It is argued that the dispatch, il
it were a genuine reply to the inquiry o
the American government, would go
more into details. The slight ray of
hope is admitted in the fact that Minister
and Mrs. Conger are known to have been
on very friendly terms with tbe empress
dowager, but the universal opinion here
is that if the dispatch is genuine the date
The bare possibility that the news of
the massacre was premature, however,
has had its effect and the government
has issued a semi-official disclaimer of
responsibility for the proposed memorial
service in St. Paul's cathedral, while the
newspapers are calling for the postpone
ment of the service until all doubts are
set at rest.
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BATTLB OF TIENTSIN
Moody Fight in Whirl, Colonel
Last Words He Said Were. -Done
lietreat. Hoys: Keep On
V Vn Vl,T k, >hlly 21~Tbe Evening
I World p U bHsfaee the following from its
Tientsin correspondent, under date of
Chefoo.July 19, via Shanghai Joty 21
The attack on the native city of Tien^
July 13 resulted in the narrowes
escape from what it seemed up to mid-
Jght would be a terrible dieter to the
fhl^H IH;, H"* suiriH swinging north and
the other allies south at daybreak the
Russians were to take the forts near the
S^yifaelf laDd the otber a"ie» tC
General Fakushima, the Japanese com
mander, promised that the Japanese en-
I X peers, after three hours shell lire from
wall and blow up the great south gate
making a breach for the infantry to
enter. Upon this depended everything.
General Fukusbima had nor scouted the
bridge and in 24 hours bad not scouted
the ground over which tbecbarge on the
bridge had to be made. The Chinese de
stroyed the bridge and flooded the
laud around it. The allies shell tire in
no wine subdued tbe Chinese rifle fire
from i the loopboled wall, which was :io
teet huri, wir |, a moat abont 2Q f
depth around it.
The outer wall of mud made it impos
sible for the infantry and marines com
ing on the field to reply to the Chinese
Iheyloßtsomen in 10 minutes, then
rushed back from the mud wall which
hey had reached. General Dorward, the
British commander, hastened forward
with a fragmentary instead of an in
tegral skirmish line. The American ma
rines and the Welsh funileers, together
under command of Waller, were on the
extremel.fr. Then the British marines
and the French advanced with the Jap
anese along the road toward the gate in
the mud wall.
Dorward 'a plan for the Americans to
support the Japanese was not made
clear to Colonel Liscurn of the Ninth
United States infantry. Dorward lavs
the blame for the blunder and sacrifice
ol life on Liecum, out Dorward's chief of
arrived* 8 h<>Urd tO Baj When Liscum
"Get in the road anywhere, quickly "
Colonel Licrcum hurriedly led his "men
through the gate in as open order as
PO«Hble. rhey were immediately under
ire Ihe staff saw them pass over the
bridge leading to a Held, which proved
to be a eul de .sac. Before the two bat
noVe's'fn tile f^^Tk fleVcA^nW' ,rWfi
the embrasures in a line of fortified mud
houses on their Hank.
Death of Liflcnm.
Three thousand rifles probably were
turned ou them with an accuracy which
has amazed every officer among the
allies. The blue shirts of the Amprican
troops made them distinct marks,whereas
the khaki uniforms of the allies could
not be wen. Colonel Liseum, guiding his
men, walked up and down the line, not
even ducking his head while the bullets
fell around. The Americans charged
into the flank tire with rushes. The
ground over which they charged was
marshy arid lined with ditches. It was
evidently Colonel Liscurn's intention to
rush the houses from which the Hank
fire was coming, and thus get a position
for Hanking the wall. At 12:30 o'clock
the line had just reached the whore of the
canal, and 30 yards separated them
from the houses when the color bearer
fell. Colonel Liseum picked up the colors
and stood looking around apparently
for a ford.
"Better get down or they'll hit you,"
shouted Major Regan.
"I guess not,'' was Liscum's reply.
The next instant a sharpshooter's
bullet went through the colonel's ab
"I've got it,'" he said as he fell.
"Get at them if you can," the d>ing
officer said, and added as his last
"Don't retreat, boys; keep on firing.'"
Regan was hit immediately afterward.
All day long the allies' lines lay under
any cover the men could find, running
out of ammunition. The July sun was
beating down on them and they had
nothing to drink but the salty marsh
waters. Meanwhile the wounded came
struggling and crawling through the
gate in the mud wall. There was no
order; they went anywhere, without men
to carry the litters. The doctors were
hit by the sharpshooters while trying to
attend the wounded of the .Ninth. They
could not attempt to carry off the
wounded from the bloody Held. Major
Regan, Captain Bookmiller and Captain
Noyes were all hit twice. Noyes, who
was adjutant, was hit in the arm before
going from the field and then hit in the
leg. lie crawled back through the ditch,
with the water to his neck, to report the
situation to Colonel Dorward.
At 1 o'clock General Fukushima re
ported in writing to Dorward that the
Japanese were in the city. I could see
the loop holes blazing bullets and shells.
No infantry could charge in the face of
this tire from 2 o'clock until 5. Thus,
acting conjointly, neither Dorward nor
Fukushima knew each other's where
abouts. Under cover of darkness the
men of the Ninth crept back from their
dangerous position, bearing their
wounded. They executed this move
ment with a loss of one man killed. The
casualties were 91 men and five officers
out of 426. The marines lost iJO, in
cluding Captain Davis, who was shot
through the heart while talking to Col
onel Meade, on the night of July 13. It
was decided to withdraw when news
came that the Chinese were evacuating.
The Russians were not so successful as
hoped during the day, and the total loss
of the allies was TOO.
The Japanese losses were severe. The
Japanese were most gallant in the fight.
But for the Americans stopping the Hank
fire the Japanese loss would have been
much heavier. The French, Japanese,
American and British entered the city at
2 o'clock on the morning of July 14.
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Hewaaahotin the upper WtaraTwbite
SCi 0*1 '"ir ra" "I'(| -warn am c
»°d« fire, getting to the rear. His arm
«asan ; p llt tt)t )1V ( , ipt , im( ',„
mlVhh « "nd>«wm a mil,-with
>nlj his ooae above water with ■ r..
Hiiri.twiH M. Lawtoo, ol (lie Ninth in
Sr v'r <h' v liihll fnr m;;f""™";
un.itr Qre and received three slight
woandg. Colooel Uscum waTsbofin
lliHluHt words were "Keep op Briag."
rbe Ninth iraa ordered to support the
Japanese, who were recrivingTn^lad!
ing nn . After crowing a nod wall hall
5r • lulv"'»-'»«r against the Banking
fire^andi reached a marah beaide the rive?
at the Booth west corner ol the city \
& 2UT" b°T d '-iHa;; un,],"
tut wall jUHt acrosa the river where they
•ere .trongl, barricaded, poareT in a
»'•■!»•>; lire, a.,,1 wbenerer an SertJaS
rawed a hand, he was shot. \ \ r ]'n
eJJ«° B B f°d two .maH cannon werelSo
turne upon the,,,. Tbej lay in the mud
their? J ? ")Ut 8 BDr«eo11 to ntt^"'
their wonnda, were unable to help or
move the wounded, and were without
food and drank the canal water. Tbej
hadlexbaoateJ their ammanition except
'» fen rounds, which were retained in
order to repel a charge if it Sould be
rnciading nont prosTrßtions in uifmi
mate. After the Americans bad retired
undercover of the darkness they strag
gled back in squads all night, pitifully
exhausted, and carrying their wounded".
The American hospital was crowded and
Bhort ol surgeons, there having been no
expectation ofsoefa losses. Today squads
searched the fields, collecting the dead
Wholesale Slaughter Plot.
London, .July 18.— The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Daily Express assort!
that he han ascertained from an unim
peachable Boorce that when the question
of an alliance between China and Japan
wan under consideration lant \utuinn
the empress dowager Hent a commis
sioner to Tokio with secret proposals to
"These proposals," says the corre
spondent, "contemplated the conclusion
of a secret treaty having the object of
destroying all European and American
people, both in China and Japan, the
wholesale niaHHaere of foreigner* and
the division of the whole of eastern Asia
between China aud Japan.
Want America to Help Them.
Washington, July 22.—President lie-
Kinley has received what purports to be
a direct appeal from the Chinese imperial
government to use his good offices to
extricate that government from the po
sition in which it has been placed as a
result of the I.oxer uprising. Although
the exact text of the appeal made by
the emperor of China to Prance, as out
lined in the cable dispatches of yester
day, has not been made known here, it
is believed that the dispatch to the presi
dent is similar in terms. In our case the
communication was made through Min
ister Wu to the state department. Thus
far a final answer has not been returned.
The French government answered at
once, but that answer will not serve us.
The United States government is pro
ceeding upon an entirely new line of
policy in the treatment of the cane.
I'nfortunately the state department
rinds itself alone in this, but nevertheless
it in convinced its plan is the best, and
if. has behind it the consoling assurance
that at present all of the European gov
ernments have tacitly admitted that hii
error was made in the beginning in not
following the common sense advice of
the United States naval commander at
Kn^land Sends Couriers.
London, July 22.—More thin a fort
night ago the consuls at Chefoo and
Tientsin were authorized to spend any
amount necessary to get news from
Pekin, and ten days ago Salisbury re
ceived news that four trusted Chiaene
had started from as many different
points, all instructed to get into the
British legation and bring dispatches if
the place was found to be still standing.
None of these men have returned, but it
is confidently believed that some of
them will get back to Tientsin at any
moment. If Minister Conger's dispatch
is old, it serves to strengthen the belief
that the massacre has taken place either
at the date originally named, or peibpps
a little lateir
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