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VOL. XXIII.—NO. 189.
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Unofficial Confirmation of the Massacre or Those
Who Were Besieged in the Le
No Quarter Shown Women or Children, Accord
ing to Reports From Chinese .Sources,
Feared to Be True.
LONDON, July B.—There is nothing in
the few dispatches received last night to
add to the ray of hope regarding the
fate of the legations at Peking shed by
yesterday's dispatches from Washington
and messages from other sources, indicat
ing that the legations were still standing
on July 3, and recent attacks by the Box
ers had been slight. News from other
points was distinctly disquieting. A re
port from Che Poo; dated July 7, says
that a Catholic bishop, two priests and
two nuns have been murdered.
A report from Moukden, dated July 5,
says that a Danish mission at Chin
Tung had been surrounded by Boxers.
According to the report it would be Im
possible to hold out over two days. A
party of Cossacks, residents of Moukden,
and the British consul had started for the
relief of those besieged at the Danish
mission. The situation July 3 is said to
have been most serious. Japanese and
Russian forces are said to have been hur
rying there from Taku, but, acocrding
to some accounts, mutual distrust exists
between the allies.
A report from Shanghai, dated July 6,
says that the British warships are vigi
lantly watching,- for the purpose of pre
venting any attempt on the part of the
Chinese to cross the Yang Tse Kiang.
LONDON, July 7.—The massacre of the
foreign ministers, the women and the
children and the European guards at
Peking after eighteen days of hopeless re
sistance is confirmed, says a dispatch
from Shanghai, dated July 6, and re
ceived ln London today: :.'_. i -' ;
When the ammunition and food were
exhausted, continues the dispatch, the
Chinese fiends closed in upon the lega
tions and butchered all these who re
mained alive.* * - ....
Afterwards they set fire to the legation
buildings in which the remains of the vie
tlms',were consumed in one horrible holo
, The dispatch does not state the source
from which the news of. this confirmation
is received, but it is thought that this is
indicated by another Shanghai despatch
which states that the taotai, or officer in
charge of several departments at Shang
hai and vicinity, now admits that no le
gation now exists in Puking. They aie
said to have been exterminated and lt lt
admitted that' no foreigners have been
Reports of the atrocities committed by
Price Tuan upon the Chinese are appall
ing. He had 4,000 leading Chinese butch
ered, it is said, for merely daring to pe
tition him to control the orgie of blood
and restrain his followers.
The dispatch concludes with the an
nouncement that ex-Viceroy Cni-Ll-
Wang-Wen-Chao has been killed by the
Reports from natives who left Peking
June -'4 continue to arrive, but they are
to a large extent merely variations of tho
stories already published.
A dispatch from Taku says that the
last message from Mr. Edwin 11. Conger,
the United States minister at Peking,
brought there by runners, reads as fol
"We are besieged. The provisions are
becoming exhausted and the situation is
desperate, Th-: relief force should ad
vance and give us notice by signal."
Runners also confirm the report of tho
burning of the native city of Peking.
THAT WAR OFFICE ORDER.
WASHINGTON, July Orders Issued
today for the formal preparing for service
of more than 6,000 troops at the various
posts are evidences of the energetic ac
tion of the government in the Chinese
matter. The destination of the troops is
nominally Manila, but it is admitted that
the route of the troops is laid out so as
to make it possible to easily divert them
to some convenient Chinese port. Possi
bly Consul General Goodnow's cablegram
reporting the legationers as being alive as
late as the 3d Inst, may be the cause for
radical action. Whatever the cause, if
these troops are landed in China, together
with the Ninth infantry, supposed to be
now at Taku, and the marine contingent,
the United States will have a force in ac
tion commensurate with our Interests and
ln proportion to the European force. Ja
pan Is to begin the movement on Peking,
according to today's advices, with the full
consent of the powers, and lt Is calculated
that the foreign reinforcements, including
our own, will arrive in China, if they are
landed at all, in season to finish the work
that may be left by the Japanese.
The orders of today to the troops' will,
It is believed at the state department,
have an indirect but most, important ef
fect upon the situation as a whole in Chi
na. Once the great viceroys of Central and
Southern China are convinced the for
eign legions are coming in force they may
be counted upon to act for themselves
and observe a neutrality at least. Consul
General Goodnow's suggestion of yester
day has had a beneficial c%«.ct, for he
pointed out himself the Influence the
sending of troops would have.
WASHINGTON, July 7.—The navy de
partment at 8:45 o'clock tonight "received
the following cablegram from Admiral
Remey: • •
"Che Foo—Brooklyn arrived, proceeding
Immediately Taku. —"Remey."
TO EXPEDITE ENLISTMENTS.
CLEVELAND, 0., July 7.—Telegraphic
Instructions have been received from the
war department at the local recruiting
station to expedite enlistments for the
Second infantry, now stationed at Fort
Thomas, and the Fifth regiment, station
ed at Fort Sheridan. These troops, It
Is understood, are to be rushed to the
Philippines, and thence to China as soon
as possible. The Instructions from the
war department state that the men en
listed must be fitted for tropical service.
FRENCH ADVICES REASSURING.
PARIS, July 7.— The French consul at
Shanghai telegraphs under date of Tues
day, July 3. that the viceroys of Nankin.
Kou Chang, Foo Chow and Szechuen and
the governors of Kiang Si and Ngan
Hcuei have just issued a proclamation
couched in vigorous terms for the protec
tion of foreigners. Th« governor of Che
THE ST PAUL GLOBE
Kiang, alone, it is added, published
Prince Tuan's edict against . foreigners.
The consuls have informed the'admirals
of the attitude, of the latter functionary.
A telegram from the French consul at
Tien Tsin, dated June 28, said he * then *
considered the situation somewhat im- i
proves!. A telegram from the French
consul at Hoi How, dated July 7, says:
"The agitation of the past few days
has subsided and calm is re-established,
thanks to the vigorous measures 'the
The consul of France at Che Foo, undei
date of July J, transmits a rumor that
Men Tnug Slan is master of the situation
at Peking and is preparing an edict
against foreigners; and rebels, this consul
also says, occupy the Yellow river.
LI HUNG CHANG HELPLESS.
BERLIN, July 7.—A dispatch from Can- •
ton received he-re, is authority for the
statement that Li Hung Chang's journ«__
north has been practically abandoned, al
though the United States gunboat Prince
ton, is Still awaiting him at that point.
Li Hung himself declares that he has no
influence in the North.-
WHERE FRANCE STANDS.
PARIS. July 7.—ln the chamber of
deputies today the minister of foreign af
fairs, M. Delcasse, replying to a question/
"Japan has expressed to us its desire to
act In accord with the other powers and
do nothing without them. France has
informed the Japanese government that
it will see with pleasure the co-operation
of Japan in the common cause."
As concerns a state of war, M Del
casse said: •
"Against whom could war be declared.
The imperial government appears either
to have been abducted or imprisoned by
the rebels, but the viceroys do not seem
disposed to obey the rebel chiefs."
The minister then explained the danger--,
of a declaration of war for the European
in China, saying that moreover a declar
ation could not be an isolated act and
France had no reason to take the In
illative,which might cause the groundless
suspicion that she had ulterior motives.
FRENCH MARINES CHEERED.
BREST, July 7.—A detachment of 600
marines and 100 artillerists started today
for Toulon to embark for China. Crowds
of . people cheered them off.
--':...,ORDERED TO CHINA.
VICTORIA. C, July 7.-H. M. S. Are
thusia has been ordered to China. She
will leave. Wednesday next *
> QUIET IN CANTON.
CANTON, Friday, June 6.-Quiet con
tinues here. Li Hung Chang has sta
tioned troops in the streets to prevent
disturbances. A steamer intended to con
vey Li Hung Chang northward sailed to
day, ostensibly bound for Kiu Kuang.
She took -JSO packages of Li Hung Chang's
~ GERMANY IS WILLING.
BERLIN, July 7.—A semi-official note
"In replying to Japan's note requesting :
information of the powers in the Chinese
situation, Germany has answered that j
she regarded harmony among the powers I
of prime importance, and would there- j
fore assent to measures not objected to '
in other quarters."
TO MARCH ON NANKIN.
SHANGHAI, Friday, June 6.—Prince '
Tuan has ordered Gen. Yuan Shih Kai to !
march on Nankin with 18,000' German
drilled troops. It is doubtful if he will 1
obey. In any case, Viceroy Lvi is believed j
to be able to safely hold Nan En. He has '
fifteen warships on the Yangtse Kiang, I
and Great Britain is ready to* assist this j
opponent of the rebel government. The
departure of the anti-foreign taoti, Sheng,
for Nankin Is causing anxiety.
MINISTER Wl ANXIOUS.
Chinese Anibn«*sudor Curly Scans th."
WASHINGTON, July 7.-No one In j
Washington is more anxious to hear of
the safety of the foreign legations in Pc- I
king than Mr. Wu, the Chinese minister. !
He carefully reads every word of Chi- j
nese news that appears in the papers and}!
eagerly asks all the reporters who call I
upon him for the latest developments ;
in the Chinese situation. He also keeps '.
in close touch with the officials in Wash- \\
ington and makes periodical visits to the !
state department to ascertain if any in- j
telligence has come to hand. His in- i
terest in what is transpiring is of the i
_ keenest character, as he realizes the I
i grave danger with which his country is |
; threatened. Mr. Wu, while apprehen- '
|sive of what may have happened as a re- j
I suit of existing disturbances in Peking i
, and other parts of northern China, still !
! clings to the hope that the reports which ]
1 have come of the sacking of the lega- I
j tions and the murder of the ministers '
j have been exaggerated and that when !
| the truth becomes known affairs will I
not be.- in the sorry plight in which they ]
; are now represented to be. •
At the same time he has no positive
information on which to base his hopes,
resting them mainly on the belief that
whoever may now be at the head of the
government will be able to keep the un
ruly elements in hand, and prevent any
wholesale murder of foreigners. If the
ministers ate in the British legation he
believes they can hold out for some time;
that is, unless they have exhausted their
supplies of provisions and ammunition.
A limited.number safely intrenched un
der favorable circumstances for a time,
he says, might hold put against a great
: force of Chinese, ten times as large. Most
| of the Chinese imperial troops, he says,
r are - loyal to the government and he
i takes comfort in the hope that they will
| uphold it in its efforts to put down the
! As already stated, the minister • does
' not believe there will be any demonstra
tions against foreigners in the central
and. southern provinces of the empire.
Any .indications of [that character, he
feels, will' promptly be. put down by the
vigilance of the viceroys of the various
LEANING UPON JAPAN.
Much Is Expected of That Country
in China Trouble.
.. WASHINGTON," July .7.—An important
dispatch to the state department 'from
SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 8, 1900— TWENTY—TWO PAGES.
Consul General Goodnow this morning
has revived hope, In a measure, that the
legationers, or at least some of them, are
still alive In Peking. Having survived at
least two weeks longer than was sup
posed to be possible, and certainly being
alive five days ago, the unfortunate min
isters and their staffs and guards may
be still holding out. In fact. If the only
active enemy they have now to face Is
starvation, as Consul General Goodnow
indicates, the officials believe there ls sub
stantial ground for the hope that they
may hold out, and that the horrible
stories of the last few days from Shang
hai, of nameless crimes and massacres
committed upon the legationers, are at
One certain effect of Consul General
Goodnow's dispatch will be to cause 'he
officials here, and without doubt the Eu
ropean governments, to push forward a
force to Peking. ' The main hope for
speedy action is still in Japan. According
to the Japanese legation here, which has
late' advices from Toklo, 22,000 Japanese
soldiers are now on Chinese soil. If this
is true, then the ' Japanese government
has accomplished more than was expect
ed, and the officials here see no reason
why the advance on Peking should not
begin immediately. It is said that Japan
is not ordered to make this campaign
single-handed. The international forces
at Taku and Tien Tsin will co-operate to
the utmost with the Japanese army corps
in the movement on Peking. What form
that co-operation shall" take is not known
yet, such 'details are left to the comman
ders in the field.
It Is said that Japan is to be com
pensated for the work she is about to
undertake in the common cause. Her
military preparations are very extensive,
and the campaign is certain to involve
heavy cost. It would be unjust to expect
Japan to meet this herself. She has no
missionaries in China, and consequently
is perhaps less Interested selfishly than
any of the powers in the terrible hap
penings in Shan Tung and Peking. It is
conjectured that this question of com
pensation is, after all, what has caused
the apparent delay in the resumption of
the campaign against Peking, but .it is
■believed that this having now been ad
justed, military operations will progress
HOLD.. OUT HOI
War Correspondent of London -Jews
Br'level* Forol-B-nevt. Safe.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 7.— J. D. Clark,
editor of the Shanghai Mercury, and war
correspondent of the London News, ar
rived here today on the Rio Jun Maru.
from Shanghai. He . has been a resi
dent of China.for forty years. Speaking
of the conditions there, Mr. Clark said:
"I see by the dispatches that hope has
been given up for the safety of the for
eigners in Peking. I cannot think the
conditions warrant this belief, and am of
the opinion that they are yet safe and
will be for a great length of time. The
British legation building is a large and
strongly built place, and while there may
have been discomfort on account of the
lack of sufficient supplies I am confident
it could stand attack. Probably 165
persons are within the legation.
"While the Boxers are in control of Pe
king and the hue and cry is 'Kill foreign
ers,' they are wise enough to know the
death knell of the cause * they espouse
would be sounded in a wholesale slaugh
ter of foreign diplomats.
"I have the best hopes for the safety
of Shanghai and the cities in the adja
cent provinces. The viceroys are not
really in sympathy with the Boxer
movement, and at least semi-friendly to
wards, .foreigners. f-T?*.**.
"It will be necessary for the powers to
gather a sufficient force not only to take
Peking, but to capture the emperor, em
press dowager and other Boxer heads.
Just as long as they are allowed free- ]
dom there will be trouble and atroci
CHINESE PEDDLER'S PERIL.
Wn« Attacked by a Crowd of Angry
CHICAGO, July 7.—A crowd of angry
German farmers, living in and about
Nlles, several miles west of Evanston, ln
order to avenge the death of "the Ger
man ambassador In China, attempted vio
lence tonight on a Chinese peddler. They
chased the man.with pitchforks and other
agricultural implements, but .be escaped
into the woods at Norwood Park. The
place was surrounded by the pursuers,
but after an hour's search the pursuit
was given up.
TWENTY-SEVEN are dead
CHICAGO'S HEAT VICTIMS FOR THE
WEEK ENDING YESTERDAY.
CHICAGO, July 7.—The extreme humid
ity of today caused the largest list of
deaths, from heat of any one day during
the past week. Nine deaths and. three
prostrations was the record. The dead
are Charles Sanger, Charles Allsoppe,
William Moore, William Acsnonick,
Ernest Grich, John Scanlan, Minna Just,
John Hall and an unidentified man.
Prostrations: John Defentholf, Al
bert Petsie, Barney Rosenbach.
The 90 degrees of heat that has prevailed
steadily all week was lowered to 79 by a
heavy rain last night, but the steaming
moisture in the atmosphere was more
deadly than a higher temperature of dry
heat. '^y y'yyy
The record for the week ending tonight
is 27 deaths and 96 prostrations.
.'."-''—-F- —••» —-//•
FIRE IN CRAMPS YARDS
BELIEVED IT WILL BE CONFIXED
- TO PORTION OF. PLANT. * .
PHILADELPHIA. July 8. 2:30 a. m.-
Eire broke out early this morning in the
extensive plant of the Cramp Shipbuild
ing company, in Kensington, and at this
hour the angle building, a structure about
200 feet long, has been destroyed.
It is believed the flames will be confined
to that portion of the plant. The loss
will be heavy.
SEPIDO IS IN PARIS.
Y'ontH ho Fired at Prince of Wales
BRUSSELS, July 7.—The Etoile Beige la
authority for the statement that Baptiste
Sipido. the youth who fired at the Prince
of Wales on April 4. as the train bearing
his *_i>yal highness was leaving the North
ern station in this city. for Copenhagen,
has eluded the police, and • that he had
fled to Paris. .
END OF A FAMOUS GLACIER.
Sea In It*. Vicinity Found Foil of
Floating Ice." ■""'■".
TACOMA, Wash:. July > 7.—The steamer
Queen, from Alaska brings further news
of the presumed" disintegration of the
famous Muir glacier. The sea in its vi
cinty was found full of floating ice, bro
ken from; the face _f the glacier, but
it was impossible- to get near enough to
flnd out just how badly damaged it is.
It Is thought the gradua* working of the
ice towards the sea; will soon fill the
mouth of the former ■ river completely.
This will create a new* face on what re-*
mains of th» g ? acier. : ; ;•-;;:, *>, ■ *-y
FOR TWO THUS OR ONE
QUESTION AS TO ifil. BRYAN'S. RUN
NING MATE, OR MATES, IS IN
MR. TOWNE, OF MINNESOTA, IS
AWAITED BY THE NEBRASKA
OTHER LEADERS SUMMONED
Vice Presidential- Nominee Steven
son and Senator June* Among
the Number Bry- '.'
. ■ '. , .'
LINCOLN, Neb., July.?.—The question
whetherW. J. Bryan is to have one or two
running mates is expected to be settled at
a conference that will be held at his home
j tomorrow with Charles ■ A. Towne and
j other Democratic leader*. Mr. Towne was
j expected to reach Lincoln this evening,
I but up to a late hour he had not arrived.
Mr. Bryan- said tonight Mr. Towne would
be here either about 'midnight or early
in the morning. With him are George
Fred Williams, of Massachusetts, and
Willis J. Abbott. .Whether Mr. Towne
will remain until Tuesday, when Vice
Presidential Candidate'! Stevenson and
Senator Jones are to be here is not
known, but the presumption Is that he
Senator Blackburn is also expected that
day to take part In the Democratic ratifi
cation. The day following the three fu
sion parties in Nebraska hold their state
nominating conventions here, and the
Democratic leaders will be asked to re
main and address the delegates.
Mr. Bryan was much provoked today to
read a fictitious interview with his fif
teen-year-old daughter ' Ruth, who was
attending the convention at Kansas City.
The purported iiilervlwe is a lengthy
one, and covers persons - and public ques
■ Mr. Bryan said occasionally he was mis
represented himself, 'as other public men
are, but he thought the children ought
to be spared! The Interview, Mr. ' Bryan
said, was entirely without "foundation.
Congressman Sulzer was one of tonight's
arrivals from Kansas City.' He called on
Mr. Bryan.*""-,* - -
. EXPECTED GUESTS. ARRIVE.
Charles A. Towne, George Fred Will
lams, Joseph * Daniel, of North Carolina,
and Willis J. Abbott . reached Lincoln
about midnight. ; Mr. -Bryan ,met, them at
the train, but Remained, with! them' only
while they" were being, driven to their
hotel.' ..,'■ •:; • •-.'.''*. . '"."' . ■-'."■
, - Mr. . Towne declined to. be interviewed,
j pleading -weariness,, and retired imme-
I diately. "• y '.."' ;.-, -; '...'•
■■'■ BRYAN CALLERS. -; •
Following,., the Montana 'delegation,
which formed the advance guard of those. i
I returning from the Kansas City conven- !
; tion, there was; a stsady procession to
the home of William: Jennings Bryan dur
ing the day. The Montana delegation, !
nearly 100 strong, with a band, arrived
before daylight this morning and marched j
at once to the Bryan home. Mr. Bryan
arose and spoke to them briefly.
The greatest demonstration of the day i
occurred this afternoon at 2 o'clock, I
. when the Traveling,, Men's Bryan club, !
I which had just returned from Kansas ;
j City, called on the candidate. Mr. Bryan
! met them on the front porch.. H. B. Tom
i son, president of the club, read an address
congratulating Mr. Bryan on ids nomina
tion and assuring -him'" of their hearty
; support. Mr. Bryan • was cheered as he
' began and concluded his response. He
: said, in part: '._.><!' *
' "I congratulate the state, as well as my- i
self, on the delegation ";of sixteen that i
went to Kansas City;* to represent us in|
the national Democratic convention. You
served as an example before the others.
I have grown somewhat tired of serving
as a sample for so long. I want to as
sure you that I would rather have you in !
your plain clothes .officiate, in my Inaugu- '
ration than to have uniformed soldiers. J
Not but that a certain number of soldiers
j are right in their place,, but that the re- ;
i sources of this nation is'her men who are j
willing to work and fifcht.between times.
"No party ever adopted a platform bet- '
j ter than that adopted! at! Kansas City. It
I is plain . and explicit on .every subject. |
I Four years ago. there ".were those who
went out from the convention to work '
against the ticket,' and this year the hall
had to be enlarged "to admit those who i
wanted back. All,of this Indicates good
for the party. -//^yily.~y/,.
"I wish to tell you that I expect Mr. '
I Stevenson Monday^ or. Tuesday, and I ;
; want you to meet him. -'-The meeting at
Kansas City was* full of, enthusiasm that
means good for the party. In this cam
paign we have at Issue the principles
which lie at the basis of our government. j
: The fight this year, will be to carry out
I the sentiment of 'that song you have so
I often repeated. "My . 'Country, 'Tls of j
I Thee.' If we lose, our children and our \
| children's children will not succeed to the I
] spirit of that song;' celebrations of the !
; Fourth. of July will pass away, for the i
j spirit of empire will be upon! us." j
The Traveling Men's club was the last .
| visiting delegation, of -the day, the other ;
j callers being Nebraska* men of promi
nence only- in the state, y ■'.
WILL Sjl_E SIR.' li RYAN.
Then Mr. Towne Will Decide Upon
* His l-'iiliifc 'Action.
KANSAS CITY, July r 7.—Practical fu
sion between the Populist and Democratic i
parties upon the presidential- tickets has j
been decided upon by the Populist nation
al committee.: Until present plans are
changed, however, the l Democratic vice (
presidential candidate '■* will not be .in-, :
dorsed, whether "* or < not Charles A. j
I Towne decides to withdraw his name 'as j
the candidate of the /Populist* party, as |
j this, it is feared, would result in a large * '
I defection to the Middle-of-the-Road Pop~ '
C. A. Towne ' will r leave for home late
this afternoon, and will stop. over at Lin
coln, on. the invitation of W. J. Bryan.". '
The whole situation^ will be thoroughly
discussed, and upon Mr .'^Bryan's views
on the matter will depend In a large meas
ure Towne's decision In regard to the vice
presidency. He ..will ."nqtianndunca his de-.
cision until he. has also had conferences
with other leaders in both the -Democratic
and Populist. parties, Sa~tf d until he does
communicate v with the Populist national
committee, which -j it' 1 Is not expected to
be made for several days at -least, that
body will take" rio: further action. ..:
In case Mr...Towne decides: to withdraw
his , name -as the vice presidential . candi
date of- the' Populist! party, national
committee ■will' select." another; candidate.
The sentiment : apparently *. is . against the
Indorsement of Mr. Stevenson on acount
of the peculiar conditions "existing in sev
eral of the Western states, notably Kan
sas, Nebraska and North Dakota, where
the Populist vote is larger than the Dem
ocratic, and where the Populist leaders
fear the straight indorsement of the
Democratic ticket would jeopardize the
success of the ticket. But the parties
will work together in this way: In the
states where the Populist strength Is
the greater, the •understanding will be
that the electors on both tickets will fa
vor Bryan- and Towne. This will apply
especially to the Western states. In the
Eastern states any other sections where
the Populists admit their party is dis
tasteful to the Democrats, the electoral
tickets will be for Bryan and Steven
In the electoral college, according to
the general plan outlined. It is the In
tention to unite the vote, probably on Mr.
Stevenson. This general plan was out
lined at the meeting of the Populist na
tional committee which was held last
night at the close of the meeting between
the conference committees of the Demo
crats, Populists and Silver Republican*,
and which adjourned early today, after a
"The whole idea is to concentrate our
forces and work for the success of Wil
liam J. Bryan," said former Congress
man' Rldgeley, of Kansas, today. "The
Democratic platform and ticket is satis
factory to us, but peculiar conditions ex
ist in many states where our strength
is the greatest, and we consider it advisa-
WU TING FANG, CHINESE MINISTER .AT WASHINGTON.
mm rv *Wmp\
■if/;///jT/*-\ \\*th. i *l (^^''^V ' l '
Considerable Interest;-attaches to , the
personality and history, of Ting Fang,
Chinese minister .'. to the ; United y States,
whom it-was proposed to hold, as a
hostage to insure the preservation of the
life, and person of 'Minister Conger, this
country's representative at the court of
Peking. Minister Wu is a dignitary of
importance in his own-country as/well as
i here. His. appointment to his present post
, bore more than ordinary political Signif
• icance, because he plays a prominent part
I in the Liberal party, of "China. He rep
■ resents the progressive element -among
I his countrymen. Minister Wu studied law
ble to have a complete Populist ticket In
the field, as in this way we can best hold
NO DEFINITE ACTION.
•* "V ,* '
Conference of Pi' -i-uts. Popnlix.t.
and Silver IleptihllcHnM Held.
KANSAS CITY, July The Demo
cratic national committee resumed its
sessions today at the Kansas City club.
The representatives. of the Populists and
Silver Republicans attended the meeting.
Nearly every state in which the Popu
list and Sliver Republican strength is
necessary to carry the state for the Dem- j
ocracy, was pledged to Bryan and Ste- i
venson. The exceptions were Nebraska, j
Kansas and South Dakota, the represen- ]
tatives pf these states saying they !
thought it extremely doubtful whether
they could be carried for Bryan, unless
a Populist should remain in the field.
At the same time they claimed they did
not care to sacrifice Mr. Towne and force !
him to become a Watson, even on a j
smaller scale. ■"■:' j
The Sliver Republicans and Populists j
representing the three states named did
not talk very.encouragingly. They said
Populists and Silver Republicans might
to some extent vote the Republican tick
et, while other Populists who had here
tofore worked with the regulars might
go over to the Mlddle-of-the-Rpad ticket
nominated in Cincinnati. Stress was
laid upon the danger of losing four sena
tors in the three states. The Silver Re
publicans «aid there would be no doubt
about carrying the mountain states, but
they had little hopes of the Pacific coast.
The matter of running a third ticket
probably will be determined after a con
ference of the leaders at Lincoln, as It is
understood that many will meet Mr.
Bryan there on Monday.
Acting Chairman Edminston, James
D. Weaver and Thomas Patterson spoke
for the Populists, while Chairman Til
lotson, ex-Senator Dubois and Repre
sentative Shaforth spoke for the Silver
Republicans. All of the S.lver Republi
cans pledged their hearty support to the
Bryan and Stevenson ticket and the Pop
ulists said they were earnestly in fa
vor of the election of Bryan, but pointed
out the difficulty of indorsing this ticket
by the Populist committee without being
placed in the position of dictators of the
party, something that the Populists of
Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will
not stand. ■..-._-
The Silver Republicans presented the
name of Chairman Tillotson, Senator
Teller and ex-Senator Dubois for repre
sentation on the "Democratic executive
committee. The Populists did not pre
sent any names for this committee, say
ing that" until they could confer with the
leaders in the various states they could
take no action.
It was determined that addresses In the
interest of the Bryan and Stevenson tick
et shall be Issued very soon by the Demo
cratic and Silver Republican parties to
be followed -later by an address from the
■ Populist party • when it Is ready to'act..
'; Chairman Jones said - everything was
working towards harmonious action by
all of the "reform" forces, and the in
dications are that all parties' will be pull
ing together for the Bryan and Stevenson
• At" 12:30 p. m. the. committee adjourned
sine die. ' A'■ number of the ; leaders left
for Lincoln this afternoon to confer with
Mr. Bryan. . "
< Mr. H-omnn'm" Summer Plana. ■
NEW YORK, July * 7.-Senator Hanna
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather.Forecast for St. Paul.
x Fair; Cooler.
I—Little Hope From China..
Bryan's Two Running Mates.
Pleasure Yacht Sinks.
2-saengerfe»t'i Busy Day.
1 Money for the Schools.
Courier From Capt. Eva.
3Rice Street Roadway.
Active G. A. R. Woman.
Local and State Politics.
" 6Echoes From Krnitns City,
Railroads in the Air.
News of the Churches.
— Minneapolis Matters.
7—Foreljjn Cable Letters.
■Europe Excited Over China.
four years in London and was admitted
as barrister in the ,- Inner Temple. He
speaks English with ease and fluency.
Not a. little stir was occasioned In diplo
matic circles in Washington when it be
came generally known that there might be
likelihood of holding Minister Wu In order
that the Chinese government would take
the necessary steps to protect Minister
Conger. The usual hesitancy on the part
of members of the diplomatic service to
express an opinion upon such an action
by this government has been manifest
since first the matter was broached in the
public prints. -■'-".-
Ryder'* Chicago Gossip.
Willie Green's Letter.
Great Trotting Race.
10—New* of Railroad*.
Better Crop Reports.
Buffalo Exposition Feature*.
Klondike* Luckiest Girl.
12—Mr*. Potter Palmer* Work.
Traits of the Dowager Empress.
IS—Sight* Around the Soo.
14— Paul Society.
Suburban and Lake Social.
Pope's Loved Fun.
- Villa. Maria it-union. .
Hl—Bishop Joyce on China.
Doubt* Ma«sacre Stories.
Tien Tsin and Che Foo.
Way* of Missionaries.
17—Made America's Largest Plug.
German Students' Duel*.
Mysteiry of Sister Augusta.
Lust Pensioner of 1&12.
IS—Champion Beer Drinker.
The. Girl of the Period.
Bare London House-*.
TTie Doctor's Complicity.
Pages' Life at Ottawa.
Railroad:* ln the North.
y Three Fortune-;, In Five Years.
Have a King In Peking. .
Berliner I* Alive.
Market* of the World.
•-■-./" The ion*.. Population.
Retirement of Gen. Herri
Some Cat Stories.
Stories of Famous Siegers.
has arranged to come to Elberon, N. J.,
on July 20, and take possession 'if the
Elberon cottage of New Jersey Repub
lican State Chairman Franklin Murphy,
who is now in Paris as exposition com
missioner. Senator Hanna will occoipy
the cottage until Sept. 10. and direct the
summer campaign from E.boron, making
frequent trips to this city, Philadelphia
and other Eastern cities.
SILVER REPUBLICAN ADDRESS.
Executive Committee of the Party
Defines It* /Action.
KANSAS CITY, July The Silver Re
publican party today by its executive
committee issued the following address:
To the Silver Republicans of the United
.. The Democratic national convention of
1900 has nominated William J. Bryan, for
'._-._" Continued ou Seventh Page.
Pages i to 10
PRICE FIVE CENTS,
SIX MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY OF
JAMES CORRIGAN- OF CLEVE
WOULD SOT LEAH THE CIBI3
SAILORS IMPLORED THEM TO COMld
ONTO THE DECK FOR SAFE
PARALYZED IN THEIR FRIGHT
Seemed Incapable of Milking an E?,.
fort to Save Themselves, and
Went Down With the
CLEVELAND, 0., July 7.-Th schoon
er-yacht Idler was lost in a terrific
storm sixteen miles off this port this- aft
ernoon with six persons, all members of
the family of James Corrigan, a wealthy
vessel owner of this city, aboard.
aiS?-oi A ;s CORRIGAN, wife of th
owner ot the- yacht
MRS. CHARLES REILLY. aged twcn
i... UN" .-V' I*1'*' daughter oi Mr. and Mrs.
Jam* st orrigan
Miss / ANX CORRIGAN, aged twenty
Corrigan 11"^ °f Mr' and Mrs' Janu*
MISS IDA MAY CORRIGAN, aged fl/.
teen years. «es*.u __*.
year® 8 ETTA CORRIGAN- aged thlrtee*
BABY REILLY, granddaughter of Mr
and Mrs. Corrigan. *
Mrs. John Corrigan was the only pas
senger on board who was saved.
C. H. Holmes, the captain; Samuel Big
gam, the mate; four sailors, two cooks
and the ship carpenter were also saved.
The yacht left Port Huron yesterday
with the family of Mr. Corrigan on
board and Started for Cleveland. Mr.
Corrigan was ill and left by train. The
yacht was in tow until she reached Bar
Point, when the captain left her tow
and turned the yacht for Cleveland. At
2 O'clock the storm came up, and Inside
of five minutes the yacht sank. All the
women, excepting Mrs. John Corrigan
and Miss Etta Corrigan, were In the
cabin when the gale came up. Th be
came panic stricken and refused to leave
the place. The mate Implored them to
come to the deck, but they refused. Mrs.
John Corrigan clung to a cork sofa when
the gale came and was saved.
_ Mate niggam said: "li Vas about 2:15
when the gale struck the ill-fated yacht."
He was relating his version-of. th af
fair to'a sympathetic crowd In the olllce
Of the Lake Carriers' association. _
"The yacht laid down on one of her
beam ends," he continued, "and the
water rushed through the dead lights
and companlonways, and In three min
utes she sank.
"Mrs. James Corrigan, Miss Ida Corri
gan. Mis.-- Jane Corrigan, Mrs. Charles
Reilly and the infant daughter of Mrs.
Reilly were all in the saloon below when
the storm came on. Capt. Holmes gave
me orders to take in sail. I transmitted
the orders to the crew, and they obeyed
quickly. The captain and I tried to get
the women to come on deck. We told
them the yacht was sinking, but they
refused to com on deck. I waded into
the saloon when the water was up to my
neck, but Mr?. James Corrigan refused
to come out. She may have been ren
dered Incapable of action by fear and a
knowledge of impending doom. An ef
fort was made to take the Infant of Mrs.
Reilly out, but Mrs. Reilly would not let
the child go." '
ABANDONED TO FATE.
The mate said it was realized that noth
ing could be done to save those In the
cabin, and attention was turned to sav
ing those on deck. The tatter, outside of
the mate, captain and crew, were Mr;.
John COrrigan and her daughter, Miss
"The captain, myself and some of the
crew tried to get Mrs. Corrigan and her
daughter up on the cross trees In the
rigging, but the heavy sea washed us all
."'For God's sake, Mrs. Corrigan, you
and your daughter keep.a tight hold on
the rigging.' we cried to them. Even
as we yelled the sea swept us and them
overboard. Fortunately Mrs. Corrigan
had succeeded In taking hold of a cork
lounge. She clung to it and w.ts saved..'
According to the testimony of several
sailors the top main sail and the Jib
sail were all set when the storm came up.
This is denied by Blggam, the mate, who
declares they were in good condition to
face the storm.
Capt. James Corrigan declared tonight
that good seamanship could have averted
the tragedy. lie Is almost frenzied with
The Idler was a staunch schooner yacht,
which Capt. Corrigan recently purchased
from John Cudahy. of Chicago.
The survivors of the wreck were picked
up by tugs a few minutes after the acci
dent and brought Into this port.
PASSENGERS ARE SAFE.
Big I'n-oieiiKPr Steamer Pearl I*
BUFFALO. N. V., July 7.-The large
passenger steamer Pearl, running as an
excursion boat from Crystal Beach to
Buffalo, is reported to have been driven
on a reef on the Canadian shore by a,
furious storm, which swept over tha laka
late this evening. The Pearl was mik
ing her last trip from the beach, and i._
supposed to have on board several hun
The tug office was notified, an] two
tugs attempted to go to the rescue. of
the Pearl, but both were unab'e to breast
the heavy sea and were driven back t->
A message from Crystal Beach si J
o'clock Sunday morning says th Pearl
went aground as she was leaving her'
dock. Of the SOO passengers on board
700 had been taken ashore when the mes
sage was _ent, and there was no doubt
but others would be landed without dif
It is thought that the steamer can b-_
floated and that her damage will not ba
Compromise Sea.c sinned.
PITTSBURG. July 7.—The sheet ste-l
combine officials and th? Am_.lgam»t--1
association came together trday find sign
ed a compromise sheet scale The bud»
will be the same as last year on a J-ceni
• card rate. About 15.000 men arc aff?ct; <i
bs the settlement. The bar Iron and th.
tin plate- scales will be adjusted probata I
within * ten, days. -...---