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.abinct Decides Net to En
ter Into Neutralization
JF CHINESE MINISTER WU
i'cws of Murder of German
Minister is Confirmed..
shiagton, July 2 After 48
V consideration, and probably
j.ns(ikia the president at Can
i r;ie,fci.e cabinet officers de
l iOt to ratifv the agreement nf
j tlclea providine for neutrahza
rot Shanghai and the southern
ise treaty ports submitted bv
lin, July 2. A telegram from
icrm&n coasul, Lenz, at Chefoo,
"unr minister at rekin was
red June 18."
l( 1l)tT Tn Kir wv I or ii
l 1 I
.riaaUon Ralvd Connrla
trmii MlnUtar'a Mirdn.
July 2. Official diapntcues
y tb consular body at
."Ulirui iu the fullest aiau
jort of f he butchery of
Kettcler. He was riding
str-et when he was at-
'ijiuese troom and Boxer,
uorse and kUled. Ula
I to pieces with
an Icatiou and six
m were mirned. aud a
i t va nt h of the legation
I il flif-lr iMidU'a throwu
a ;'l lii;'
II Ma v ' TIi.' Ri ilUI, rnti
W m i - . . i . i . t p
I ;erman minister at le
idnlerel ly native troop
Tliree l-cat lon.t It in not
i. h were still iiudeHtro.ved
y line American consul Here
I Vimif T.if tlrtrtu f ill Adf TtinA
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'iitlir niinlstTs were afe
i'.hk. iiit t lit- situation was
and lie doubted whether the
1 "y Othrr Encoan(tiBat from th
.., LatAt w frum China's Capitel.
The on crumb of comfort In these
difpatchevis that only one minister
had been billed at the date of the
tt lerauis, ami th.it they brought the
others at iVkinji one day further along
iu safety. ,ui from thl crumb the
oific-Ialu here derive encouragement;
for they believe, the diplumatic corps
atl'ekingcouldiiothave leen presenred
through tie fury of the first stages of
the outbreak only to fall victims to
sober seond thought. There Is also
at least the indication that the Chinese
Eovernmect itself was protecting them.
On the other hand, the statement that
the notoriously anti-foreijni l'rlnce
Tuan wan in complete control at Pe
king was regarded aa an exceedingly
An amelloraUong condition Is the re
fusal of the great viceroys, themselves
of almost absolute power in their pro
vinces, to le controlled from Peking
In their attitude toward foreigners, .a.
high ofllcial of the state department
said yesterday that there Is nothing
now to do Lut to follow out the course
the department has already adopted
to have the I'nited States consuls put
themselves in communication with the
viceroys of the provinces, treating the
central government at Peking aa In
capacitated fur adiulnistration work
and meanwhile doing all in their pow
er to protect the foreigners In their
I'liere is authority for the statement
that our government feels that what
must be done at once is To drive for
ward a relief force to Peking, regard
less of the strength required. So far it
has not been regarded as necessary to
do more in the way of military pre
parations to tills end than has been
done, and consequently no further re
inforcements have been ordered to
Taku. There Is much doubt here as to
the surhViency of the force now there
to tin lertake the work. Admiral
Kempff Saturday reriorted that 14.000
men of all arms were ashore, without
stating definitely where they were. It
Is not known whether or not the wc-
ond expedition directed against Pe
king lias yet started from Takw or
The Conflagration on the Docks
of the German Lloyds
HTODBEDS OF LIVES ARE LOST,
Climax of Terror said Despair Follows
the Victims to Their Frightful
Death Horror That Is
his men on a tn
lng ship. When
Saale thirtr-seven of the t
n-Aoo , 1-.... lm r.f lUI
"lit UIVU " . - W . ' . .
the rescuers were enough tturn L?nJr
blood cold. Captain Smit1 "J"-.
thought there were a nnml J
below in the Saale. "Wh( l,Jl.C.
the Saale on the first trill"" "F
tug." he said. I saw sevenlFneilltn
their heads at the port lusr8- 7,, y
were stuck fast and could gfl nfu r
In nor out. The fdiip was Prfd"all-V
sinking. It was a terrible si,11- ?OIDe
of the men called to us in t"'lr ow
tongue to "help them for.tJ 8K--
Tlieir struggles were sometT A
tic. We could do nothing r;
OVATION FOR ROOSEVELT.
Bough Rider Governor KeeleI at Kansaa
Kansas City, July 2. Roosevelt
was given a remavKaDie reception on
his arrival here this morning;. For
half an hour demcrats and repn blicans
alike united in iring him a vocifer
ous welcome. The crush during the
tni"?le to hake Koosevelt s hand
was lerriblec Several women fainted.
.. finds Kaooay Utroiii.
Iondou. July 2. The Mtu:otlice
has received the following from Bus
ier: Standerton, July 1. Gen
Talbot-Coke with 10th brigade recon
noitcred June 29 towards Amesfoot
(Transvaal) and found 2,000 of the
enemy there with guns in a strong
position. Having shelled them he
retired and was not followed up. His
casualties are two kiiletl and six
I : lesati
BAllON VOX KETTELEB.
could hold out twenty-four
er, as be and the empress
It longer give protection.
t ! .Inly The commander of
r- r Klba tele&rauhs from Taku
1- f.illnia-- "itvl.vi fn.iii the
t " "
tlon in Peking state that
ion buildings have lecn
except those of Kngland.
and Cermauy. All the incui
tiie diplomatic crops have
ie iu the British legation."
hinctoa Hanrs tha .
(con. July 2. Two lmtrtaiit
f. were received by Setre
vetiterday from United State
ixtdnow at Shanghai. 1 h-'
liiemtood to be that of St-
. 1 . l A 1 - ..-!. K.. 1.1
f 1 lie imi in iiuut-iu,
. Insul stales iu subrtra
rumored in Sh
ien. Aqnlno Sorrendar.
Washington, July 2. MacArthur
cables: "Gen. Aquino, prominent in
the insurgent forces, surrendered
unconditionally to First Lieut. O'Con
nell, with Macabebe scouts, on the 29th,
with 64 rifles and ammunition. (Jen
Ricarte. leader of the threatened up
rising in Manila daring the year,
was captured first by native police
between Paco and Stana. The event
bas important relation to conditions
Poughkeepsie, July 2. The 'varsi
ty 4-oared contest put over from Sat
urday on account of darkness was
won by Pennsylvania, time,10:31 1-5;
Columbia second, time, 10:58. Cor
nell did not iriish, the men at the end
being in bad hape. The other crews
were in line condition.
.rand Rspuis. Mich.. July 3. The
reservoir ol the citv waterworks sys
tem burst to? ay, "letting loose 100.
000 a0 gallons of water upon the
thickly populated district, mostly
workingmeo. on the hillside beneath
it. The damage is estimated at hun
dreds of thousands. Houses and
barns were washed awav and others
badly wrecked. Mrs. William Cooper
was badly r.d injured, a number of
others were slightly hurt.
New York, July 2. Divers and
wreckers are still hard at work on the I
burned North German-Lloyd steam
ers. The injured in the hospitals are I
reported doing well this morning,
but several are not yet out of danger.
At police headquarters in Hoboken
this morning inquiries were made for
32 persons missing-.
L'p to 3 this afternoon 40 bodies
were recovered from the waters of the
river. Bodies are beinf' picked up al
most every half honr and at the tnrn
of the tide this afternoon it is be
lieved there will be many more bodies
brought to the surface. Most of the
bodies recovered are so blackened.
shriveled and distorted that it is easi
ly seen the dying must have suffered
New York, July 2. The north Ger
man Lloyd Steamship company esti
mates the loss of life by Saturday's
Are at The company took tiie
crew lists, checked off those members
who are iu hospitals or reported safe,
and believes the others to be lost.
Among the dead are a number of of
ficers.' The body of Captain Mirow,
of the Saale, has been found, burned
so n s to be unrecognizable.
A number of Christian Endeavors
ere visiting the Saale, drawu by the
iuterest taken in the boat liecause of
her charter by the Hostou Kndeavor-
ers. Some of these visitors are re
Property loss is put at $10,ss.'.0u.
Spread with Frightful Rapidity.
The lire started among cotton bales
under pier Xo. 3 of the North German
Lloyd Steamship company in lloliokeii.
N. .1.. at 4 clock Saturday afternoon.
Iu less than fifteen minutes the rl.iines
covered an area, a mturter of a milt
long.' extending outward from the act
ual shore -line to the bulk heads from
The ujjer part of the ve1 , .
We tried f,
prisoners through the port
..,1 TV' .., o I in a .arte 'uuu auv
tried to pull him through, bu
it wat a
futile efTort. I can eveu nou uvur
poor fellow skrlekln In his esIJa.
n a yl .... fi-inir owov f-rUi waau
We heard the cries of ttier? .
f ti.u .l lied to be
struggling for what littlelj l?. Zl
plte the holes gave those. ireou
there. It was terrible. We 88 w ODa
woman at a port hole. The na "V
. .. 4 , .
....... . .. I . I I... mtawa Ml a. a 1 -X
band 011 the tug hamll hfct "
hose and she played it about utr ""l
room for a few moments. T." 1 , vr
woman fought for her life
as well have !oured a te.i tv k
water into a living volcano, f
good it did. She had 110I iSH"
1.,..... - r,.,.i.t rhP ore the
x mm am. 1 v m avxaM
d he r"-S)es
11 u in
ship sank steadily
were stopped by an inrush
as the iKrt hole ssmk belo1
A member of the creZ, 01 ,,e ur,'
boat Van AVyck said:X. "e. re 1 ,
It inuHissible to gt ythe steerage of
the Saale. We trk" l" "c
people out throng! the iwrt holes.
There seemed to lc vl
them. Ther. ver- women auu
Children. One tiB "? Picuwr
attracte.1 our atte,tioH; She P
t ,.tu not to give up hoj)e.
that we would n?r fce
was torn and br-1 wuere sue uau
been trying to grl 01 ",e
port hole. . ...
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Fiuding it m"7 ""r.1"
poor people out " ' , V
water to some of lhem- wh, crle for
drink for Gods J,usl uT,ore
the ship wen c'"" a V ,, V
side with alm"n Jatholic priest
i.iueii co iw iieopie, who
nostly of his fa i tli. and
1 r, j ft . . -1 1 M J ttliur SUJ Lf . - v u aknrau
lion to them A1 a! tn ?hiD "ak, a.n1
the water, rd" k .iu.
drowned thJ ,"ke ,''t', ?,rie" 0t
the people " Ykm Ur? " AVn,
MUr V 1L1I iU
ulNard. II. J1"
seemed to 1FU
T f '1 at' aaa aW"
toloa Mlnar Oat.
Birmingham. Ala.. Julv
KAISER W1LCEUC EFR GROSSE.
COO to l,0f0 feet away, and had caught
three great ocean liners rtnd a dozen
or more smaller harlwr craft iu its
grasp. The number or lives lost is not
certainly knowu. Hundreds were more
or less injured and the hospitals In
New York. Hoboken nnd Jersey City
are crowd?d with them. The ocean
liners were the Saale. Main and Bre
men. Besides these the Kaiser Wilheliu
der Grosse was damaged and had a
close call, and the Hamburg-American
line Phoenicia was also damaged.
Spartario TVItnmaed by Tboaaanda.
This spectacle was witnessed by
thousands and thousands from both
shores, and by other thousands who
crowded upon every ferry boat, every
excursion boat, upon every variety of
river craft that could be secured for
the purpose. The crowd upon th
banks of the river was nlmost as great
as that which formed to witness the
triumphant return of Admiral Dewey.
looking np the river toward the burn
ing snip ana piers the -ncene was a
wonderful and tragic one of grandeur.
Many XVaro Boar M mlaf tho Vtctima.
For hours the river was crowded
with small boats hastening to the
scene of disaster, or already taking
part in the rescue of the hundreds who
had leaped into the river when seized
bv the terror of the names. These
boats were paddled here and there, but
soon their ocenpants had nothing to do
but to watch the matt sweep of the
flames. Thos who had pluuged into
the water had lieen rescued or had
gone to the bottom.
Handreda of Llvaa In Peril.
There were hundreds of men on
each of the destroyed steamships and
some women. Crowds of nock labor
ers and also employes or tne com
panies were on all the piers. Men, wo
men and children were 011 the cahal
boats, and men 011 the barges and light
ers, and when the nre made its quick
descent upon them escape was cut off
before they realised their awful posi
I.OS Or HFK 14 TERY GREAT.
MOST srKAtrtorK lf:SCAPE'
Miu.il Man tyme '' th "'
Th most lir&culoos incident of the
disaster was r rescue yysteruay rioin
the Main of six'" hiltl 1"U
lu the coal btinker" steamer uur-
111 the tit. , TiI were almost un
harmed, alt hough juJilsned by Humes
for eight hours, cfil'-'tUin Guenther.
one of the sixteen. saiSin . ,
he and the co.il pas& f,,u '. lower
hold knew of the tjX.f w.a" ?ut"
coal failed to come clrlvri cnute.
It hail iM-en pouring dowi?, rrom a
canal toat. Arter waiting soTST. "me
for more iiiiil tn eumo nnp nt them
crawled into the chute to see whafthe
trouble was and dropied back to "
port that there was tlamo all abour
the outside of the ship.
Then the rush for 1 be exits tooV ,
place. There was no way of gettit
tlets of the Million
riated for the
GREWSOME SIGHT ON THE RTVER
Man's Corpse with a Fishing Pole iu
lis Hand Saloon Fight Starts
a. "Holy War."
Springfield. Ills., July 2. Of the $1.
OuO.OOO appropriated by congress for
the use of the National Guard of the
country. Illinois will receive about
$".3,000. Heretofore this state's share
of the annual appropriation was gener
ally about $21,000. This amount is not
received In money, but Iu uniforms
and equipments. The stock is not dis
tributed pro rata among the regiments,
but is placed wherever in the Judg
ment of the otBcers in charge, it 1s
most needed. The Chicago organiza
tions of the Illinois National Guard
cafiaprtse nearly one-half the entire
military force of the state, and their
fcbare of the appropriation will be cor
Saw m Corpse tn the Riser.
Springfield. Ills.. July 2. A party
of Riverton miners saw the body of a
man floating iu the Sangamon river
near that village. Grasped in the dead
man's hand was a gaff, indicating that
he had been fishing. The river, which
is high, owing to a cloudburst near
Kdinburg. could not be ventured on at
the point where the body xvas seen
and the men xveut down the stream to
intercept the body. As the stream
xvas out of its banks, they were com
pelled to make a detour and they lost
Mght of the corpse, which has not
since been sighted, although a number
of searching parties have been looking
for it. It is supposed the dead man be
longed to one of the numerous camp
ing parties along the river.
Teaches "How to Live lOO Year."
Springfield, Ills.. July 2. To teach
"how to live 100 years or more in good
health and to confer degrees and grant
diplomas" are somv of the objects for
which a Chicago concern was recently
chartered by the secretary of stat-?.
The Attention of the state board of
health is now called to the corpora
tion, which was licensed under the
name of the Chicago College of Medi
cine. Surgery and Hygiene. A directory
company of Chicago wisnen to Know
the standing of the college before sell
ing it adverting space in a new direc
tory that is scon to be issued.
HOI.Y WAR" IN A SALOON FIGHT, j
Ijiieetlon of Drinking Intoxicants Is Divid
ing Illinois I'amllle.
Centralia. Ills.. July 2. The anti-
saloon fight at Girard is dividing fam
ilies and has precipitated a "holy war."
xvith two evangelists leading the hosts.
In the spring elections the church peo
ple managed toclectananti-license tick
et, having a majority of two In the
counc-y. When the night for the vote
on. thf question granting the saloon
licenses arrived one or the ami-license
aldermen was called from the city,
leaving but one majority.
W. O. Horton. to the astonishment
of every one, voted In favor of license.
The wife of one of the aldermen who
had voted against the saloon left him
because he would not resign from the
council, after they had failed to keep
the saloons out. She has since resided
with her father. The ministers of the
town secured two evangelists, and a
series of revivals have been held.
Three of the ministers informed W.
O. Horton. the anti-alderman who
voted license, that they had started a
bocycott against him. This was so
vigorously pushed that Saturday he
was forced to sell out his business at
a great sacrifice. Several damage 6u!ts
will be instituted.
Lightning; Plays Havoc at Flora.
Flora. Ills., July 2. A violent elec
trical storm of several hours' duration
visited this city and vicinity late Fri
day night. A heavy bolt of lightning
struck a house belonging to Mrs. Dora
Rider, and the building aud an adjoin
ing one were burned. The loss was
S J.000. The residence or A. H. Reed.
William II. Campbell aud .A II. Moyer
were also struck and badly damaged.
Somebody's Grewaome "Joke."
Galesburg. Ills.. July 2. A decided
sensation was created by the appear
ance 011 the streets here Friday of Miss
Carrie Carroll, of Taylorvllle, whose
death notice appeared in a local paper
Wednesday night. The obituary notice
was complete in many details and
highly complimentary. Telpgrams of
condolence and floral tributes were
sent from here Thursday.
Reronl-Hrraker in Collections..
Springfield, Ills.. July 2. The fiscal
year just ended has been a record
breaker for revenue collections tn tho
Peoria district. With Rock Island to
hear from the total Is $2.".47S..'5()i.7l.
This is the largest collection ever made
In nuy single year In any revenue dis
trict in the United States. The total
collection in this district now amounts
to over $111,000,000.
Railway- Humor at Peoria.
Peoria. Ills.. July 2 There is a ru
mor, apparently well founded, that the
Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe of
cials have recently visited Peoria In
conference with the officials of the
Peoria and Pekin Terminal line, which
connects Peoria aud Pekln. The termi
nal company will lay a double track
during the summer.
Lightning Hums a Farm House
Havana. Ills.. July 2. The farm resi
dence of W. II. Hale was burned Fri
day night during an electrical storm.
Mr. and Mrs. Hale were both knocked
senseless. When Hale recovered con
sciousness his wife's clothing was
ablaze. He extinguished the flaires,
but not until Le was severely burned.
Oar. Tenner Will Hunt Big Oimt.
Springfield. Ills, July 2. Governor
Tanner left Friday night forDenver,
Colo.. In company with John T. Peters,
secretary of tlm state bnard of public
charltie. They will be gone about tea
days. They will attend to their min
ing interests and will spend part of
the time bunting in the mountains.
Bryan to Decline Deiv
cratic Nomination if Pari
ty Ignores 16 to i.
MAY VISIT THE CONVENTION.
ice Trust Violates the Law.
Omaha. July 2. Judge Dickinson,
of the district court, decides that the
Reservoir Ice company, known as the
ice trust of this city, is Iu violation of
tho state anti-trust law.
And On Floor Propose An
Amendment if it is
Kansas City, July 2. Since the re
turn of some of the democratic lead
ers who went to Lincoln to see Bryan,
the story bas been in circulation that
if the committee on resolutions re
ports simply the indorsement of the
Chicago platform, without reiterating
16 to 1, Bryan may come here and on
the floor of the convention offer an
amendment and make a speech in
favor of his favorite ratio.
Bryan Would Decline.
Should the convention fail to act
favorably on his amendment, he bald
he would be compelled to decline tho
nomination on the floor of the con
vention. HUl ltetarna Frous Lincoln.
Kansas City, July 2. Former Gov.
Hill, of New York, returned.from
Lincoln this afternoon. He declined
to discuss his conference with Bryan,
saying he might 'have something to
say later today.
HILL UONHCLTS BRYAN.
ti-Henator Uoee to Lincoln, Lea vine; Ban
ana City for the Exprees Farpoaa.
Lincoln, Neb., July 2. Ex-Senator
David It. Hill spent last night In Lin
coln. Yesterday he was .closeted witlv
Bryan for several hours at the home of
the latter. He refuses to talk.
Kansas City. July 2.- Former Gov
ernor David B. Hill, of New York, ac
companied hy his private secretary,!'. !
J. Manwlller. and General w -? v -
Kivnn, of Albaity.a,- IJ l' - .IK"T
Naturday. within v
arrival Governor 1
Lincoln. Neb., to 1
with Bryan. As fr
leaving the brenkfVl jf
Coates House, shor;
he was handed a ti
requesting him to 4
his earliest convei
Continued o ver
out, and they retreated as the fit YA
I toward them buck to thl L
lowest tier of coal bunkers. Their re
fuge pioved a good one. There thex
remained for a 1 most eight hours while
the tire raged over them, plates above!
their heads nelng ho hot the mei
could not ton. h them with their hand'
hen the men were taken out one hr
his eyes burned out by the Inten.
heat and two were temporarily mn .
insane. The other men were pructii1"
ly unharmed, though badly scared
The latest actual list of dead g.ves
but eighteen corpses recovered- l00
a very reliable source iV. Is leav
that the othcers of the ltea""
have accounted for 111 VrxZZ vl
a total of '27,-2 who w. ' fc
the nnthrenk nf th Unit a hoa
YOU KNOW US.
HEJ5TRI CTION OF
Account of the Hatse tT . .m
, Ships and Eorg-e.,
The property loss an r. . .
nmilmfltM! at thta mo .
tlve estimate made?- a promlX
underwriter nlaces'ie i?,nfnt fi
underwriter places'Jie eatirJ Sat
at less than SlO.CODO. rl uazn
docks of the Nort 'nuin r , thr
are total losaes vy'alj tbeirt "v
The pier of the '"-JTaIb. ntJfe
My wiped awrud an iB t
union miners in Alabama, abo; tMs aeeoad A
uniou miners in Alabama.
000. suspended wort
.-ftma . f the w
Eini a. rAsxroN
fit is rumored in ihangha!
"SLKiSrMIDON & SON
:i'?S AND DECORATORS
''J r.f aver-.
Piper llMagtrs, CMlcIalatra, etc.
Hhno 41 e Rntawt B
-DIRT DEFIES THE KING." THEN
OUrfYHneeiI hy Those
The rroP" W5TL
massive architect the
colossal statues feWiIls
tea. a reconstructlotpi
probably be possible. f S
A Xew Casa
Jndre Wilson of t" frado displajed
a sample of the DyT ."atlc campaign
button at Kansas en the other oay.
It Is the form of aflnr leaf, eays the
New York Time - Hie Inscription,
strangely enough. ,ggdld letters, and
Is as folio
B Ll It
not monometaP rj,f
"EepubUc, t m " .; re."
s'U,, tor blmetailin:.
r -i ,4 "aV ' . 4 a 9
strain, auu m r- -. -
'x til r- -3
We Keep Them Guessing.
Special Sale Commencing Saturday,
Men's suits that cannot be duplicated elsewhere f
than $7.60 and in many cases $ 1 0,
FOR THIS SALE OLY
iiku uau ju-t,- wujir An -vn
burg-Ajnericaufr expanse nr ,m'
total loss on ;,and ZJZ.l0- Th,. 3- 'traalTW
thereon is alV .(HXlThe t0re(1 W , O
houses of II i '-amoheji ar,?-ll ."
were across Urt from A l'rb V
Ve.of hon J.Utr K A -
f - .a-.,
I f 'V
money refunded if
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will serve u
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