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VOL. XliVHI NO. 242.
ROCK ISliAXD, 1X1.., TUESDAY. JULY 31. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
England Has It that China Declared War June 20, and Battle
HENCE VILL LEAD
United States Still Seems to
London, July 31. A special dis
patch from Tien Tain today says:
"A Tekin meesige dated the 21st
reports that the first outside news
reached there the 1Mb.
The failure of the relief expedition
made the siege far more perilous.
Jane 19 the Tsung Li Yamen broke
"Juae 20th China" declared war.
Baron Von Ke'teler and Francis
James, the English professor, were
Over 400 non-combatants occupied
the British legation. I understand
the converts are holding the north
One thousand refugees occupy the
palace of Prince Lu.
A truce began July 17 after 26 days'
"One nisht shelling was uninter
rupted for six hours."
WuhlatoD, J otr St. The following
w received from Admiral K scary:
Tka. the 3th. The Japanese military
attache, .1 Feklo. lu a letter the d
reports the locations beslef;et since Jag.
IS mod continually attacked from the
20th ontll July IT. when the attark
cnuril. The Chinese soldiers ars appar
Sixty KaropMo war killed.
A telegram from the lot.mor of (than
Taos; addressed to the consular body at
Chefoo stjrst "Au Imperial edict states
the ministers except the Oerman are well
sad provisions are helusr supplied."
london. Joly 31 In the house toilay
Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Offlce
Hroderlck aanoancetl the receipt of a
dispatch from Uen. (Jaseles. commanding
the British force In China, statins that be
contemplated an Immediate advance on
fekla. and hoped to have the cooperation
of th allied forces.
Washington, July 31. The follow
ing telegram was received at the
state department this afternoon from
Consul Fowler: Chefoo. the 21st,
wired the governor for information at
I'ao Ting Fu. Nine dvs unanswered.
Wired yesterday. He now replies
that PaoTingFu.city ad neighborhood
are thick with rebels. Impossible
to obtain the slightest news or send
messengers. My latest information
shows the following were at FaoTing
Fu: Sincox. wife and three children,
Hodge and wife, Taylor, WiUire,
Miles, Morell. Americans; BagoaU.
wife and daughter and probably
Shanghai. July SO. The Japtneso
have news that 10,000 Chinese are at
tacking New Chang with 4.000 R i
ians opposing them. ' The news was
Farther Attacks on Foreigners.
Boston. Julv 31. The Atneritan
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
are fist createst
of the rprcatat day.
MARCH ON PEKIN.
Lack Authoritative Offiicial
board received a dispatch today from
Rev. Walker, of Foo Chow, saying:
A mob destroyed the Shaown prop
erty and the christians were plun
dered. Shaowu is an interior station
of the American board of missions in
Foo Chow. The missionaries were at
the coast for the usual summer rest."
M tCOOMLD'S MESSAGE.
England Hears Direct From Her Bepte-
sentatl Cooped l"p la feeing
London, July 31. A special from
Tlen-Tsin asserts that the British and
American forces art' petting ready to
advance within forty -fight hours.
London, July 31. Sir Chlh Chen.
Chinese minister in London, has been
notified by telegraph that Li Hung
I'haug. conjointly with other viceroys
and governors, has memorialized the
throne to urge the Immediate sending
cf the foreign representatives undr
escort to Tlen-Tsin. or the restoration
to them of free telegraphic communi
cation with their governments.
London, July 31. The admiralty has
made public the following disjnitch
from Hear Admiral Hruee at Tien
Tsin: "Following message from IVking:
Tritlsb legation, Peking June 24 to
July 10 repeat.-dlr attacked by Chi
nese troops on all sides, lloth Title and
artillery lire. Since July 10 an armis
tice, but a cordon is strictly drawn on
both sides of the position. All women
and children In the British legation.
Casualties to date, sixty-two killed, in
cluding f'aptaln Strouts. A number
of wounded in hospital., including Cap
tain Halliday. Best of legation all
well except David Ollpnant and War
" 'MACDONALD. "
Seems to Settle th Matter.
Washington, July 31. The Indon
news that Sir Claud MacDonald has
been heard from seems to settle the
matter of the safety of the leotioner
at Peking up to the date of the dis
patch. For evidence of their safety ac
cumulated yesterday. First was r. dis
patch from Fowler, our consul at
t'hefu. stating that a letter from the
German legation at Peking dated July
21 had been received at Tieu-Tsin.
This letter was as follows in effect:
German loss is ten dead and twelve
wounded. Chinese ceased their attack
on the 12th. Barou von Kctteler'
body said to be safe. The Austrian.
Dutch and Spanish legations destroyed
and the French partially." Next was a
letter from the Japanese legation,
dated at Peking 22d stating that "Ten
battalions of Chinese shelled the lega
tions consecutively from the 20th of
June and stopped on the 17th of July,
but may renew. The German. Russian.
American. British and half the Japan
ese and French legations still defend
ed." and Anally that the enemy are
legations at Peking July 10. when the
Cwnfliued from Other Soarcee.
The foresoiug news from Peking
was confirmed by cables from Berlin.
Loudon and Brussels, all telling pretty
much the same story as the. two given,
anil that from Berlin stating that the
German legaticn dispatch nrjred the
rapid advance of relief. General dsn T
f ee cables that he had reached Taku
at 10 a. ra. July 2S. A Tien-Tsln dis
patch tells a story of the attack ou the
legations at Peking Julr lu. when the
Cnned Mates and British troops laid
a trap for Ah Sin that cost him l.iXM
dead. Among those killed on the Chi
nese side in the fighting was their
RUSSIA HIV1SG MICH TBOfELt.
Revolt In Msncborb Come Near Eaoag-tt
to War to Answer.
St. Petersburg. July 31. The Rus
sian general staff has received dis
patches from various commanders in
dicating a serious state of affairs
throughout Manchuria. The revolt iu
the neighborhood of Mukden and the
district northward has assumed such
proportions that the Kussian column
has been compelled to retreat from
Mukden southward. Fighting contin
uously the column -with difficulty
reached the station at Alasandzian
where on July 8 It was surrounded
bj- Chinese troops. Reinforcements
were sent, and the withdrawal of
rhe column was effected to Daschlzao
with forty-eight casualties killed
wounded and missing.
The railway from Mukden to Te!!n
nnd Daschizno has been completely de-
:royed and the fate of the workmen
arwJ railway officials north of Mukdeu
ts not known. The whole Mukden dis
trict Is menaced by large bodies of
Chinese troops with artillerv. Chi
nese troops and Boxers. In defiance of
treaties, have appeared at the towns of
Tukshou. Sinjudshi and Galefen, Incit
ing the inhabitants to revolt. On July
17 the garrison at Sinjudshi was
'helled from the town, three men bo
:ng killed. A Russian detachment re
turning from au inspection of affairs
iu Gaodun peninsula was attacked and
surrounded by Chinese troops on July
21. The Russians eventually repulsed
the Chinese with a loss of eight Cos
sacks killed and ten wounded.
FEELIXO BETTKR AT WASHINGTON
News Freshens the Mop That We Coil
Soon Bear Direct from Conger.
Washington, July 31. The effect of
yesterday's news from China was to
freshen the hope that the government
can soon get in direct communication
with Minister Conger. The mass of
testimony as to his Iteing alive as late
.is the 22d Inst, is now so great as to
warrant the department in resuming
the consideration of projects for the
future. With all of its anxiety to get
Conger and the Americans hi Peking
safely away the department is pro
ceeding with caution, aud is by no
means disposed to accept any proposi
tion that would unduly jeopardize their
lives. Such might le the result of an
off-hand acceptance of the proposition
lo have the Chinese government de
liver the foreign ministers at Tlen
Tsin, for it is realized that the escort
might be overpowered by superior
forces of Boxers ou the way to the
The state department has come to
the conclusion that Conger himself is
the best crson to Judge of the condi
tions under which his deliverance shall
be effected, and It Is again looking to
I he Chinese government to nlacv it in
communication with Conger in order
that it may be advised by hint. That
requirement was the first of the con
ditions laid down by President McKln
ley In his answer to the appeal of the
Chinese emperor, so that the situation
diplomatically cannot be sail to have
been materially changed by the latest
It is known here that Germany Is
one of the governments which is put
ting forth every effort to get into di
rect communication with the be
leaguered ministers, nnd like the Unit
ed States has had recourse to the "un
derground' route. An object of spe
cial solicitude is to discover whether
Baroness von Ketteler has escaped, or
whether she shared the fate of her
husband. Up to the present nothing
has been received to throw any light
on the subject.
BEYAN AT INDIANAPOLIS.
lie M ill It Thrr; Aug. K ICscorted by
Cook County Democrats.
Indianapolis, July 31. The commit
tee of reception for notification day
expects Bryan and Stevenson Aug. 7
loring the evening, but they may be
detained in Chicago so as not to reach
here until early Aug. s. Bryan will le
escorted here by Mayor Harrison aud
members of the Cook County Dem
ocri.tlc club, with other prominent
democrats from northern Indiana and
Illinois. Bryan will stop at the Grand
hotel. Three rooms have been en
gaged for him. He will be given the
arlors and one adjoining room, and
two rooms have been engaged for
Stevenson on the south sit.e of the
Mayor Columbus, of Ienver: Rep
resentative Richardson, of Tennessee
(who will make the notification
speech!, and other haders of the jwirty
will be at the Grand. Bryan" party
will be met at the Union station by the
reception committee, the Cleveland, the
Marion Comity Democracy and the
Marion Count' Tammany club and es
corted to the Grand hotel, where ho
will te tendered a reception.
riatt Confer with Hanna.
New York. July 31. The story that
Senator Piatt was to retire from poll-
tit is poo-boohed by those who knot
his mind. He had a conference with
Hanna yesterday. Hanna was asked
about the report of Piatt retiring and
said: " Senator I'latt has a broken rib.
but he Is in politics to stay. He is in
polities bead and shoulders and with
Senator Fairbanks at Canton.
Canton. C July 31. Senator and
Mrs. Fairbanks, with Judge and Mrs.
Iav. whose guests they are for a day
or two. took dinner with President
and Mrs. McKinley last evening. Sen
ator Fairbanks will take an active part
In the speaking campaign and will
open his work lu Maine. Aug.
Sallian Recovers His Belt.
New York. July 31. Counsel for
John L. Sullivan, ex-puglllst. appeared
before Magistrate Mayo yesterday and
said that as Snllivaii championship
belt had been returned to him suit
against the parties who had held it
would le dismissed.
KING LYING Ifi STATE
Body of Murdered Monarch
pared for Last
THE QUEEN AT THE BUB
Condolence and Sympathy Con
Monza, Julv 31. King Humbert.
dressed in black, lies today on the bed
ordinarily used by him. Around are
massire candelabra holding burning
tapers. At the foot of the bed are
flower placed by Queen Margherita,
who passed the long hours of the
night in prayer by the bed on which
the body lies.
The cardinal archbishop of Milan
has ordered requiem mass in all
the churches in the diocese. Eno:
raous numbers of telegrams of condol
ence continue to arrive.
ALL ITALY MOCRNINO.
Ucaatlfal tjutan Mariner!) Will Mot
Leave the Clay of Ber Late Husband.
Monza, July 31. King ITumberfs
remains repose in the Natal villa. Ills
face Is peaceful and there is a smile
on his lips. His assassin makes no
defense. He simply declares the act
was not the result of conspiracy, but
done of his own initiative and volition.
It appears that when King Humbert
was wounded he exclaimed "It is noth
ing." The royal carriage covered the
distance between the Uyinnastlesociety
club house, where the crime was com
mitted, and the royal villa at full speed,
requiring but three minutes. The king
expired on the way, and although
placed on a bed was dead
when the doctors arrived. liressi is
young, tall nnd swarthy. It appears
that he remained four days in Prato
and two days at Bologna, after which
he came here.
Distress of Oaeen Margherita.
When Queen Margherita arrived at
the villa it was still hojied that the
king would survive, and when the
truth was broken to her a heart-rend
ing tscene ensued. Bursting Into tears
she exclaimed: "It is the greatest crime
of the century. Humbert was good
and faithful. No person could have
loved his people more. lie was one
who bore 111 will to noiw-. W hen the
queen's mother arrived there was an
other affect lug scene. Tile assassin is
.'liictly guarded in prison. lie con
tinues to preserve absolute Indifference
ami took hi meals yesterday without
any sign of being affected by his --Kts!-
tlon. A second revolver was found on
tho public stand in the gymnastic
Refuses to Onlt the Death Chamber.
The room where the Iwxly reposes Is
already tilled with flowers. The queen
herself placed a wreath on the bier
anil knelt and prayed beside the body.
nnd in spite of the entreaties of the
princes and princesses she refused to
quit the death chamber, which Is in
charge of Count Jurrl, the late king's
All Italy Is In Mourning.
Rome, .Inly 31. Telegrams from nil
the towns and villages of Italy show
that all the country deepiy mourns the
death of the king. Everywhere flags
are half-masted and shops are closed.
Ml garrison towns at noon saluted at
10 guns while at the naval iKrts min
nte guns were fired. Ths municipality
of Milan half-masted its flag and pub
lished a manifesto objurgating the hor
rible tragedy. The bourse at Kome lias
closed, and not a shop Is open.
ASSASSIN IV A3 FBOU OVER HrfUB.
Knrther Delays of the Murder of the Kins
of the Italians. "
Monez. July 31. The terrible tragedy
hapjxuied so quickly and unexpectedly
that the king was dead almost lefore
the spectators realized what had oc
curred. Theking.amid the cheers of the
crowd, came out smiling, accompanied
by his aide-de-camp. General Pohzio
Caglia. He had entered the carriage
and was Just driving off when the
revolver shots were fired in quick suc
cession, -ue witnesses assert that
Bressi was n just previously wav
ing his hant nd cheering. The first
shot wounded the king in the neck;
the second, the fatal one, pierced his
heart, and the third broke the arm of
the already dying sovereign.
The crowd was stunned by the un
expected scene, but speedily a rush
was made toward the assassin, lie
did attempt to escape and was rougn
ly treated until the carabineers formed
a cordon and secured him from the
fury of the people. An eye-witness
says that immediately after the shots
were fired the king fell back pressing
bis band to bis heart. He waa in
stantly supported by General Ponzio
Baglia.wbo told the coachman to drive
with all speed to the castle. After his
exclamation "It is nothing" the king
did not otter a sound. Blood gushed
from hbi mouth.
The assassin, on reaching the guard
room o.f the carabineers, was in a piti
able condition, bis hands and arms be
ing lacerate and bloody and his
clothes torn by the angry crowd. Re
plying to questions he hissed through
his clenched teeth: "Tell them I came
from America on purpose to kin Hum
bert. I have only Just arrived from
America and know no one. I spent a
day at Bologna, and then came on to
Milan. A search made at bis home at
Prato resulted in the Crying of sev
eral compromising letters from New
lork. One. signed by a woman, was
dated June 25. In Lhia letter the writer
asks whether all is ready and ex
presses a hope that iie will noon re
rorn. Bresei had been absent from
Prato for six or seven years. His
parents live tnere, ana ne nas a broth
er In an Italian infantry regiment.
New York. July 31. Ancelo Bressi
lived in Paterson for over a year. He
appeared to nave .had various names.
The one he gave Sunday night when
taken into custody for the murder of
the king of Italy was one. Another was
Angelas Bressi. and still another
the one by which he will be known to
those who knew him in Paterson
was Gaetano Bressi. He was employed
in Hamil & Booth's silk mills. His
close friend there was Cariboni Sper-
andio. a man who a few weeks ago
shot down his foreman and then killed
himself, leaving behind a letter telling
how he had been selected by lot to kill
King Humbert, and (having a choice,
owing to his living so far away from
Italy.) killed the foreman Instead.
A few months ago a man said to be
Count Moleteski, the head of the Ital
ian anarchists, was in Paterson, and
during his stay Spernndio and Bressi
were his companions and they showed
him about the city and introduced him
to others in the city. It would seem
that his friend, having faltered at regi
cide Bressi took up his burden where
Speracdio refused it. and went across
the ocean to carry out the decree that
Humbert should die.
KOMAS PONTIFF HEARS THE SEWS
It Is Broken to Hi in Aradoally, and Ho
Shows Much Emotion,
Brussels. July 31. A special dis
patch from Rome says: "Mgr. Angelo
Di Pietro (prefect of the Congregation
of the Council) took it upon himself
to inform the pope of the assassina
tion of King Humbert. He entered
the chamber of Leo at. an early hour.
The latter was already awake. The
cardinal cautiously first stated that an
attempt had been made upon the life
of the king, whereupon the Pope im
mediately asked If the wound was dan
gerous. The prelate replied 'very dan
gerous, but his anxious air was no
ticed by the pope, who at once divined
"His emotion was such that he was
unable to speak for some time. When
his distress had passed be wished to
leave his bed and to celebrate mass
for the repose of the king's soul. Later
lie summoned Cardinal Rampolla,
(papal secretary of state), whom he
requested to send a dispatch of con
dolence to rrincess Clotilde, sister of
the queen. The audiences tixed for to
day were suspended."
Rome; July 31. The Conserva
tor of the Qulrinal has sealed up all
the private apartments of King Hum
bert and all the doors of the palace
except one. The members of the dip
lomatic corps ail went, yesterday
morning to the foreign ofHeo to tender
their condolences. The visitors lwoks
at the Quirlnal have already leen
tilled with the names of callers. Tro-
Jound calm prevails throughout the en-
tre country. , Such members of the
chamber of deputies as an In Rome
met yesterday afternoon and adopted j
a resolution execrating the crime and
expressing unbounded sorrow.
Not Inclined to Make Trouble.
Covington. Ky.. July '21 Thomas
Mulligan, alias Jones, who murdered
a tramp at I-udlov lagoon June 3,
was yesterday sentenced to imprison
ment for life. Mulligan smiled wheu
sentenced, and refused to allow coun
sel to make a motion for a new trial.
He said: "I'm afraid I would get it."
great big store has been cut to a fin
I THE LONDON
Result of Blowing Up of a
INTRUDERS, HOWEVER. FINALLY ESCAPE.
Posse is Organized and Starts in Pursult-A Hot Fight and the
Champaign, July 31. The bank of
Armstrong, III., was blown open with
dynamite by burglars last night. The
entire building was wrecked.
The noise of the explosion arouied
the villagers and a pitched battle en
sued between them and the burglars.
the latter escaping in the darkness.
This morning a posse started in
pursuit of the robbers.
DUKE OF SAXE-COBURG DEAD.
British Baler of Grrmtn Principality
I'ninri to the Majority.
Coburg.July 31. Prince Alfred Ern
est Albert, duke of Saxe-Coburg, died
at 10 o'clock last evening at Rosenau
DUKE OF SAXE-COBURO.
Castle, from paralysis of the heart.
His British title was Duke of Edin
burgh, and he wis yueeu Victoria's
London, July 31. News of the
death of tho Duke of Saxe Coburg
Cotba, second son of Queen Victoria,
created a sensation in London, as it
was totally unexpected. The Uags
wero half masted at the Sarleton, the
Reform, the Sports and other west
The queen is deeply affected and the
prince of Wales cancelled all arrange.
YOU KNOW US.
om Great Clean Up Sale.
space. Everything in our
Bank at Armstrong, III.. Which
ments for attending the races at Good;
Numerous public and seml-otllcial
functions have been abandoned and
society will immediately be ordered
IS MATERIALLY MODIFIED.
The News of Tbat Extsnslr Beer Inr
London, July 31. A dispatch re
ceived at the war office today from
Roberts materially modifies yester
day's statement of the surrender of
5,000 rebels under Gen. Prinsloo. It
appears Gens. Prinsloo, Villiers and
Crowther surrendered with 986 men,
1,406 horses and 1,000 rifles and a
Krupp 9-pounder. Some of the lead
ers in the more distant parts of the
hills hesitate to come in on the plea
that they are independent of Prinsloo.
Raberls adds he directed Hunter to
resume hostilities forthwith.
SHREWD MOVE MADE.
Cuban Constitutional Convention Called
I -ate in Campaign.
Washington, July 31. The war de
partment has issued an order for a
general election to be held In Cuba
tho third Saturday in September to
elect delegates to k convention to be
held in Havana the first Monday in
November. This convention is to
frame and adopt a constitution for the
people of Cuba.
Death of a Lleitt,aut.
Washington, July 31. Gen. Mac
Arthur this morning announced the
death in Manila of First Lieut. David
G. Spurgin. of the 21st Infantry, aa
the resuit of a surgical operation.