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VOL. XXIII.—NO. 185.
Edict Issued at Peking Amounts to an Open
Challenge to the Powers from
Foreigners in Peking Penned In, Under Rifle
Fire, Fighting for Life, and De
pending Upon Succor.
LONDON, July 4, 4:50 a. m.-The
Bhangbal correspondent of the Times,
t> legrapblng on Monday, says:
"The edict issued at Peking on June
26 amounts to an open challenge to the
pow< rs, and practically declares war. It
commands the provinces to enroll the Box
ers and troops to assist to expel the for
A special dispatch from Shanghai, dated
J-.ily 2, says that the Taotai of Shang
hai notified the Chinese newspapers that
beginning June 21 no notice will be taken
of decrees of the so called imperial gov
ernment, as Prince Tuan had seized the
power on that day.
< IIX FOO, July 3.—A1l foreigners have
b< tii ordered out of Tien Tsin. The sit
uation is considered desperate. The
Chinese are pushing their intrenchments
under the walls of Tien Tsin. The rail
way between Tien Tsin and Luto is in
the hands of the Chinese.
WASHINGTON, July 3.—Secretary Hay
has received a cablegram from Consul
General Goodnow, at Shanghai, dated
July 2, giving news from Peking brought
to Shanghai by a courier from Robert
Hart, in charge of customs. The dis
"The diplomats and missionaries are in
tin- British legation under rifle fire. Can
non command the legation, but they are
not being used. The British, German and
Italian legations are still standing."
SHANGHAI, July 3.—According to the
latest Peking news, from Chinese
sources, the legations are at such ex
tremities from lack of provisions that
women who escaped the bullets are per
ishing of starvation.
LONDON, July 2.—A special dispatch
from Hong Kong says Li Hung Chang
lias requested a United States gunboat
to take him to Tien Tsin.
AT MERCY OF FIENDS.
LONDON, July 4, 2:30 a. m.—Couriers
■who are arriving at the, seats of govern
ment of the southern viceroys from their
agents in Peking give vivid but frag
mentary pictures of what is being enacted
In the capital. These couriers seemingly
left Poking a day or two later than the
messenger of Sir Robert Hart, the in
spector general of customs, who started
On the night of June 24. They report that
the heads of some of the captured lega
tion guards were being borne through the
streets at the top of spears, followed by
zealots chanting "tapl yang kuel tse;
tapi, tapi," (kill the foreign devils; kill,
The city's millions have been roused to
patriotic fervor, breaking out Into the
KAISER MAKES A REMARKABLE SPEECH
BERLIN, July 3.—Addressing the de
tachment of German marines, which sail
ed from Wilbelmshaven for China yes
terday, the emperor made a remarkable
Bpeech, during which he notified the
world of Germany's intention to avenge
the murder of Baron yon Ketteler, the
late minister of Germany at Peking, and
the missionaries, and to dictate terms to
the Chinese from the palace at Peking.
According to the Lokal Anzeiger his ma
jesty spoke as follows:
"The German flag has been insulted,
and the German empire treated with
contempt This demands exemplary pun
ishment and vengeance. Since I called
you to arms, what I hoped to affect with
the helj) of the marine infantry has
now become a difficult task which can
only be fulfilled with the help of the
Berried ranks of all cilivized states.
wildest excesses, while over half the city
could be heard fighting around the lega
Sir Robert Hart's junme-r, who was In
terviewed by the correspondent of the
Express at Shanghai, supplemented the
tragic sentences of the dispatch he bore
by a narrative of some things he saw. He
says the foreigners were making a last
stain! in the extensive buildings and en
closures of the British legation. They
hud many dead and wounded. Among
them were some women and children. All
were short of food, even of the com
monept necessaries. The women were
starving, as they gave a part of their
(-•mall allowances to the children. The
foreigners, nevertheless, were holding out
under a terrible fire, upheld by the hour
ly expectation of relief. They knew they
would not be abandoned, and that the
armies of their governments were advanc
ing. Sometimes they thought they could
hear artillery in action beyond the wall.
They were unable to return the fire of the
Chinese, except at moments when an as
pault seemed imminent. Then the ma
chine guns and repeating rifles tore the
storming parties to pieces. The mes
senger expressed the belief that it would
be impossible tor the foreigners to resist
much longer, as the Chinese were pre
paring to batter down the walls of the
court yard, and their ammunition wa s
p TO KILL ALL FOREIGNERS.
O-ders wer' givor. by Prince.Tuan, the
mesesenger says, that since some had
been killed, not one other. foreigner
ehould be left alive. The Chinese sol
diers were exhorted to sacrifice their
lives without hesitation if by so doing
they could help exterminate the "Wang
Kuel Tse." Extreme precautions had
been taken to prevent the foreigners
from communicating with any outside the
rily, and a number of runners who had
b«'<>n Mnt out were killed by the Chi
nese. This messenger succeeded in get
ti'ip through by smearing his face and
clothes with blood, and joining in the out
cries against the "devils." He passed
the remains of foreigners of Admiral
Seymour's force, who had been killed! be
tween* Langr Fang and Lo Fu. Their
bodies had been cut to pieces, and their
§Ebe gt faul -^lob*
heads were carried at the ettCs of bam
A large army of Manchu Chinese im
perial troops, with twenty guns, is re
ported to be advancing in the direction
of Tien Tsin.
Reliance is placed in Shanghai on most
of the statements made by the messen
ger, as he is known to be faithful to
Various accounts of the murder of
Baron yon Ketteler roach Shanghai. The
correspondent of the Express says that
Prince Tuan, who is the dictator at the
capital, tried by means of a trap to in
duce the ministers to leave the lega
tions so that they might be massa
cred by fanatics, thus evading govern
mental responsibility for their death. The
American, British, French and Russian
ministers suspected a plot and refused
to leave the legations. Baron yon Ket
teler, however, accepted the invitation
and left the German legation with a
small escort of German marines. Op
posite the foreign office he was assailed
by the Chinese soldiery, and was shot
four times. The foreign office was burn
ed by the marines in their endeavor to
defend Baron yon Ketteler, whose body
was hideously mutilated.
Another account has it that all the
ministers were invited to a conference
with the tsung li yamen, and that Baron
yon Ketteier started out first and was
murdered. The other ministers then re
fused to venture upon the street. A Brit
ish officer and some sailors were wound
ed while trying to defend Baron yon
Ketteler. German sailors, this account
says, set fire to the tsung 11 yamen build
ADMIRAL SEYMOUR WOUNDED.
LONDON, July 3—Repeating story of
renewed fighting at Tien Ts-:ln, a special
dispatch from Shanghai adds that re
ports are current that Admiral Seymour
has been wounded.
SYMPATHY FOR GERMANY.
BERLIN, July 3.—The German govern
ment has received a number of sym
pathizing messages from abroad con
cerning the murder of Baron yon Ket
teler, and all the ambassadors and min
isters, including the Chinese, called at
the foreign office to express sympathy.
The foreign office has sent a high official.
Yon Westphalen, to appraise Yon Ket
teler's mother, who is very old, of his
death. Yon Ketteler's widow is stifl in
No important news from China was re
ceived here today. The foreign office
has been officially informed that 200 dis
patches remain at Che Foo unsent, which
probably explains the meagerness of
Count yon Buelow, the minister of for
eign affairs, Is still with the emperor at
Wilhelmshaven, but their return to Ber
lin is hourly expected. If the situation
is critical his majesty's postponement of
his summer trip to Norway will be final.
The German government maintains, as
"I will not rest until the
German flag, joined with those
of the other powers, floats tri
umphantly over China's flag, and until
it has been planted on the walls of Pe
king to dictate peace to the Chinese. You
will have to maintain good comradeship
with all the other troops whom you will
come in contact with over yonder. Rus
sians, British and French, all alike, are
fighting for one common cause—for civil
"We must bear in mind, too, something
higher—namely, our religion and the de
fense and protection of our brothers out
there, some of whom stake their lives for
the Savior. The flags which here float
above you go under fire for the first time.
See that you bring them back to me clean
and stainless and without a spot. My
thanks, my prayers and my solicitude go
heretofore, that no division of China
would be allowed, the main object being
saving lives of whites and restoring or
der in Peking and elsewhere. Asked
whether the Chinese minister would be
dismissed, Herr Hamman's answer was:
"Not for the present, as we do not yet
know the situation of the Chinese govern
ment, or whether it can be held responsi-
Continued on Fifth Page,
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Showers and Cooler.
I—Chinal—China Virtually Declares War.
Bis Convention at Hand.
New York's Surprise.
Minnesota Men's Busy Day.
2—St. Paul Suicide.
Senator Davis Here.
One Effect of Census.
Cause of Indian Troubles.
Year's Record of Crime.
B—KansasB—Kansas City Convention.
Details of the Day.
o—News of Railroads.
Over the Northwest.
7—Markets of the World.
Chicago July Wheat, 70 3-Bc.
Stocks More Active.
Bar Sliver, 61 l-40.
s— (ins Company's Protest.
School Budget Increased.
\\ i-lt-I- Sentenced.
In the Field of Labor.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1900.
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Id ill I ■ 1 111 i flf
That Is the Purpose of the National Democratic Committee and Many
of the Delegates.
Mr. Bryan Will Appear Before the Convention Thursday and Accept
the Honor Conferred.
KANSAS CITY, July 3.—Unless plans
perfected tonight are upset, Mr. Bryan
will attend the Democratic national con
vention after his nomination, if he is
put in the field early enough to render
it practicable for him to do so. A formal
invitation has been extended to him, and
he has said that he would accept.
This fact was brought out In the aft
ernoon meeting of the national Demo
cratic committee, as was also the inten
tion of the national committee to have
the nomination for the presidency made
tomorrow, if possible.
The desire on the part of the mem
bers to accomplish this end was devel
oped at the close of the session, and it
was brought to the surface by "an in
vitation to the committee from the cit
izens of Kansas City to take a tally-ho
ride tomorrow evening. This invitation
was extended by ex-Gov. Stone, of Mis
souri. When it was presented Mr. Clay
ton took the floor In opposition to its
acceptance, saying that there was a well
defined and very general wish that Mr.
Bryan should be placed in nomination on
the Fourth of July, making a fitting
I I«ilil It
MR. BRYAN ASKED AS TO HIS IN
TKNTIOiN TO VISIT KANSAS
KNOWS NOTHING OF THE PLAN
Expect* to Remain Quietly at Home
and Hear the News During the
LINCOLN, Neb., July B.—lf William J.
Bryan intends going to Kansas City to
make a speech to the delegates to the
national convention, either before or af
ter it concludes, he will not say so. Mr.
Bryan was asked this afternoon what
would be his answer if just before ad
journing the convention should ask him
to visit Kansas City and address the
crowds. He said he did not wish to dis
cuss the subject; that it would be mani
festly improper for him to anticipate.
Tonight, when notified that the national
committee had invited him to Kansas
City, and that it was reported he had
accepted, Mr. Bryan replied promptly and
"1 don't^know a thing about It."
. Later he said it was inexplicable how
such a report had started.
"1 certainly have received no invitation
from the national* committee, and I know
11 have not accepted onte."
Mr. Bryan added that he had, talked
' with many gentlemen in Kansas City
Democratic celebration of the national
Senator Kennedy spoke in the same
strain, and Senator Jones descended
from the platform to add his voice In
support of the proposition. All agreed
that such a nomination would add spirit
to the occasion, and give the ticket a
send-off such as It would not otherwise
The members of the committee gener
ally supported the proposition, and, as
a consequence, the invitation of the Kan
sas City people was declined.
PLANS OF THE COMMITTEE.
The discussion develop^ some points of
the programme of the Committee. They
will have a day and alight session. It
is their purpose to hawfe the usual com
mittee appointed as promptly as possi
ble after the convening ; of the conven
tion, and then to have., them get to
gether immediately, act as soon as they
can, and, if possible, report and have
the convention act upon the reports be
fore adjourning In the afternoon. Failing
to secure action in the" afternoon they
hope to get the committee reports dis
posed of early in the evening, and still
during the day and tonight over the
long-distance telephone, and not onte of
them had mentioned the fact that he
had been invited to speak to the conven
Nevertheless, it is believed in Lincoln
that Mr. Bryan will be prevailed upon
to go, but it will not be until the closing
stage of the convention; and certainly
Mr. Bryan said he W(Hild not discuss
the report that a n umbel- of Democratic
editors had united in a that he
consent to a simple reaffirmation of the
This was the easiest ;day Mr. Bryan
has spent since his return from Wiscon
sin. Aside from a drlpe at noon to the
Missouri Pacific depot to see the train
load of Lincoln people leave for Kansas
City and a short speech to the Jack-
Bonlan club, of Omaha, in front of the
Lincoln hotel, he spent the day and even
ing at his city home arranging to re
ceive the proceedings of the convention.
The photographers of the city took ad
vantage of the lull and swarmed to the
Bryan home during tlto day, securing
negatives of the house, its owner and
members of the family from every con
ceivable point of vantage.
FOURTH AT HOME.
Mr. Bryan said his Fourth of July
programme was simp>e. He would stay
at home and hear the news. The tele
graph companies have' provided ample
facilities for providing Mr. Bryan with
details of the convention proceedings.
Two telegraph instruments are in hia
house, each eonnectedjjwith a wire that
can be switched direptly to the conven
tion hall, and operators will be provided
to remain as long as Mr. Bryan cares to
read the bulletins or -privately confer
kwith friends ov r, the wire.
Mr. Bryan, with MJrs. Bryan and their
accomplish Mr. Bryan's nomination be
fore the adjournment of the night ses
The managers appreciate that there
may be many obstacles in the way of
carrying out this programme, but they
are quite determined to find a way to
do it, and they express confidence that
the members of the convention will all
lend a helping hand to this end.
MR. BRYAN WILL 3E THKRE.
The discussion also developed the fact
that Mr. Bryan Is expected to be present
in the convention on Thursday, the day
after his nomination, and indicate to the
convention his acceptance of the honor
conferred. An intimation of the commit
tee's purpose to secure action tomorrow
has been conveyed to the prospective
candidate, and an invitation extended to
him to visit the convention on Thurs
day, and It is stated upon excellent au
thority that "he has indicated that he
The members of the committee express
themselves generally as of the opinion
that the programme can be carried out,
and those who know of the invitation
to Mr. Bryan do not hesitate to say
that he will certainly accept
daughter Grace, drove to the depot today
to witness the departure of the Lincoln
marching c lub a and other visitors for
Kansas City. They occupied ten coaches
and in the party were Ruth Bryan the
oldest daughter; Charles W. Bryan a
&?£ eiErsssr* Bryan ™d
Mr. Brjan passed slowly through the
crowd and finally worked his way to the
farther end of the station. There he
boarded a car and tried to make his
way down through them all, but he had
no sooner entered the door of the first
car before the occupants were all on
their feet, shouting and clamoring for a
speech. But farther than remarks and
comments to those nearest him Mr. Bry
ar« had nothing to say. Every car was
decorated with huge banners along the
s'des bearing the name of the organiza
tion which occupied It. The Bryan home
guards, the Bryan Traveling Men's club
and the Bryan continental guards were
represented m them. A car bore the
legend, "The Silver Republican Bryan
The last car was occupied by the Wom
an's Bryan club, and back of this car
was hung a huge picture of the candi
date himself, a head and shoulders view
eight feet in length.
In the afternoon Mr. Bryan met the
Jacksonian club, of Omaha, which stop
ped here between trains on the way to
Kansas City. Seated astride his horse,
he spoke briefly to tht. members of the
club, the only significant statement be
ing that, "Democrats, East, West, North
and South were now united on the Chi
Mr. Bryan gave out the following as
th* po'lUcal sentiment for the Fourth of
"The campaign of 1896 brought out the
greatest discussion of an economic sub
ject, this country had Been for a genera
tion. The campaign of 1900 will fnvolve.
not. only economic q,uestk>ns, but political
questions reaching down to the funda
mental prlneiptes of government.. In 1896
we were discussing wrongs of man. Thia
year we* shall not o«ly discuss the
wrongs, but the rights of men."
PRICE TWO CENTSH STvS'SSt,.
1111 111 Hi
Towne Boom Was for a Time Lost Sight Oij
Owing to Springing of a Candidate
From New York
Growing Feeling That Wording of the Platform
Is Not Important, and Silver Issue
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
KANSAS CITY, July 3.-This wa s a bu sy , yet uneventful day for the Minnesota
delegation and the Minnesota candidate for the vice presidency. The fact that
several of the delegations are not yet here prevents ostentatious pushing of the
Duluth man to the front, while the ap pc T arance of concentration of antl-Towno
forces in New York during the day tended to depress the hopes of Towno's ad
mirers. It would be unfair, probably, t 0 say that Towne lost any following but
the endeavor to unify New York on a man who could be considered available
gave the gossips a diversion, and the Towne boom was, for the time, lost sight
of. The Croker fight on Hill, successful as it proved, also put an end to any
Bpeculation as to what influence the former governor might have In the platform.
His turning down for the resolutions committee Is considered more important than
the presentation of the name of Kellar as New York'a candidate for the vice presi
dential nomination. And it Is considered, too, that the presentation of Kellar'.
name is not made with any purpose of hope of success, and that he has not in him
the elements necessary to secure for him the favor of the convention.
The friends of Towne say this strengthens him again tonight, ;md with the
unanimous indorsement of his own state, when it caucuses, i 3 expected to rush Dim
again in favor.
Platform talk is not common. That wording o f the platform is material no ono
but Mr. Teller is believed to seriously urge.
New Workers are disposed to let Teller go. and believe that Bryan can carry
Colorado without him. The more diplomatic, however, are in favor of giving the
silver men a plank, almost any old plank they want, urging that no matter
what the language of the platform the « liver question is not. a nu cannot be made
an issue of the campaign.
The nominees, whoever they may be, are to be gtven a ringing dtclaratlnn To r
control of the trusts, and an arraignment of the Republican! for their failure
to keep faith with the people. This, and the issue between the Republican*, tho
Empire, is to be given the right of way. The fundamental principles of Democ
racy will be so set forth, so as to keep in line not only silver Republicans and
Populists, but gold Democrats, and a host who may have agreed with the Repub*
Mean school on Issues which in this campaign can only be subordinate.
One thing Is certain, and that is that with the mercury in the nlnetlei no Pro
hibition plank will be incorporated in the platform.
Minnesota delegates who came today were: I. B. Winston, W. 11. Donahue ;nn\
Julius Heinrich, of Minneapolis; S. B. Nelson, of Luverne; and J. L. Olatsbach, of
Faribault. Of the alternates there came Col. J. J. Thornton, f st Janes; T. J.
McDermott, of St. Paul, and Harry Stone, of Minneapolis. C. F. Buck, of Wlnona,
After the stormy caucus of the New York delegation today, the friends of Sul
zer conveyed to the Towne headquarters the assurance that the Bolser Mrength
would be thrown to tht- Duluth man. The news wjih laid to be official, and was
decidedly cheering to the Towne movtrs, although their eolbpfdasm wuh damp
ened somewhat, later in the evening, on the report, coming with seeming autn.r-
Ity, that the East and South were combining, with considerable prospect of
success, to defeat Towne. Who was the chosen leader was being kept in the dark,
but that a serious effort was being made to break Towne's strength was as •rt.d.
Daniel, of Virginia, is a dark horse In grooming, with m;n;y elements of
Of the field against Towne, Daniel, at this time, seems tho most promising.
That Towne will have the unanimous Vote of the Minnesota delegation as long
as there is a reasonable hope of his nomination, was practically decided by the
Minnesota delegates here tonight, although the decision was informal.
; —W. O. McMurchy.
■ Of IKflpoi IS 1
Sleeping Room at a Premium in Kansas City,
and Democrats Still Flocking to
the Missouri City
Feature of Day Was Change of Sentiment in
Favor of a Platform Based Upon
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 3.—With flag 3
flying, bands playing, streets resplendent
with the blaze of bunting, and of myriad
lights, and with the ear assaulted by the
deafening conglomeration of bombs, and
rockets, and crackers, and marching
clubs, and drum corps, with all this fusion
of patriotism and politics, Kansas City
Is tonight ushering in the national holiday
and the Democratic national convention.
There were crowds here yesterday, but
those were but the advance guard, and
today they have come en masse, fairly
engulfing the city, and taking complete
possession of Its streets, hotels and pub
lic places. With this late influx have
come the Tammany braves, the Chicago
Marching club and many kindred organi
zations with their bands. And yet for
some reason many of the most famous
convention organizations, such as the
Duckworth club, o' Cincinnati, are not
represented here, while the Jefferson
club, of St. Louis, and the Young Men's
Louisville club, send only a handfull of
men instead ol their usual quota of
Many notable figures of the party have
come with the arriving delegations today.
With the Kentuckylans came the suc
cessor of Goebel, Gov. Beckham, accom
panied by Senator Jo Blackburn and the
polished ex-Gov. McCreary. Prom South
Carolina came that picturesque figure,
Senator Tlllman, with his blind right eye
shaded with" a huge white helmet. Carter
Harrison, Ben. Noble and Samuel Al
schuler, the latter a candidate for gov
ernor of Illinois, headed the Illinois dele
gation, and doughty Senator White, a
convention veteran, and Maguire, of San
Franoisco, recent candidate for governor,
were, with the. other CaHfornians, busy
dispensing the luscious products of their
state. With the Tammany arrivals,
George B. McCiellan, son of the Union**
general and the Democratic nominee
against Linculn, was about the only not-
able acquisition, the other leaders being
already on the ground.
One of the arrival! attracting attention
was a namesake and a nephew <»f William
J. Bryan, w! ;u act* aa his prh
tary, and who came on from Lincoln, to
mingle with the Nebraska contingent.
Many of Air. Kryan's townsmen and mOi t
devoted adherents arrived today. Includ
ing the Young Men's Bryan club, of Lin
coln, and the Traveling Men's Bryan club,
This steady Influx Is straining the city'a
accommodations to the • I to
night people are being packed in I
and hallways without much regard to
comfort so long as they can get a place
to lay their heads.
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
The actual business of the day a ■
ea in the final selection by the national
committee of Gov. Thomas, of Colorado,
as temporary chairman, and the disposal
of all contests. Including the seating of
Senator Clark's delegation. The choice
of Gov. Thomas was something of a sur
prise, as the executive committee had
practically decided for Mayor ROi
Milwaukee. But on a close vote today
Gov. Thomas was awarded the honor.
The committee also drew up the follow
ing order of business for the conven
Calling the convention to order by
chairman of national convention.
Speech of welcome by the mayor of
Response by Chairman Jones.
Announcement of the tempoiary organ
Address by temporary chairman of the
Reading the Declaration of Independ
Adoption of rules.
Resolution authorizing the appointment
Appointment of rommKtees.
Calling for reports of these commlt-
CuutiiiueU on Third I'age.