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VOIi. XLVni "NO. 245.
BOCK ISJLAXD. UiL.. FRIDAY. AUGUST 3. 1900.
PBICE THREE CENTS.
Admission That Foreign Representatives Are Held as Hostages
THE JAPANESE FORCES LOSE IN A BRUSH.
Found the Enemy Well Entrenched Chaffee Forwards the
Shanghai, Aug. 2. Li a Knn Vi,
viceroy of Nankin, and Sheng, ad
ministrator of telegraphs and rail
ways, both declared ollicially that the
foreign ministers are held by the Chi
nese government as hostages and that
if the allies march to Pekin they will
It is staled that only Russians and
Japanese, 23,000 strong, started for
Chefoo. Aug. 2. The governor of
Yuan Shi Kai states that he received
a note from the tung li yamen
dated "July 13, reporting that the
ministers at the German legations and
others were well. Tiieir relations
LI II UNO CHANG
with the government were friondly
and were conferring with a view to
arranging measures to protect the
ministers to Tien Tsin.
Washington, Aug. 3 The navy de
partment has received the following
from llemey: Taku. Aug. 2.
Chaffee reports that NOO Japanese
scouting toward Pei Tang, lost three
killed and 25 wounded. The enemy
was in trenches and loop-holed houses
M) MESS AUKS TO MINISTERS.
Comnnanlcatloa Cot Off Becaese Foreign
er Ah Advancing on l'eklo.
Washington, Aug. 3. The state
department makes public the follow
ing telegram today: Shanghai, Aug.
S. The Americans left Chun King
yesterday. Li told the French consul
today that no messages will be deliv
ered to the mtnitters because the for
eigners were advancing on Pekin.
Two pro foreign members of the
tsung 11 yamen were beheaded the
27th for urging the preservation of
the ministers by Li Ping Hn, now
commanding the troops in Pekin. He
ordered the Pao Tin massacre.
Consul Gjodnow cibles: "Chefoo,
Aug. 2. Just - received a letter from
the governor of Shan Tung, request
ing me to transmit yon the following:
Have just received a telegram dated
July SO, from tsung li yamen, stat
ing that the various ministers of the
German legation and others (foreign
ers) are all well and not in distress.
Provisions are repeatedly sent and
relations are most friendly. We are
now conferring as to the proper means
to protect the various ministers to
Tien Tsia for temporary shelier.
which conference will soon bs ended.
(Signed) YfAst. Governor. "
Tblnke Conger Ceaatae.
Washington. Aug. 2 The state de
partiuont has 'received a cablegram
from Consul Fowler at Cbefoo. say
ing that be Lad obtained a crpy of the
cipher dispatea from Conner, which
was sent through Minister Wn to the
department here. The dispatch is
dated Julv 17 and signed "Conger,
Fowler has no doubt of its genuine
To Atr Help for China la the Abaolot
Liberty of Foreign Leg-!onera.
Washington, Aug. 3. Secretary
Hay's reply to Li Huns Chang which
Las been given out for publication has
closed the negotiations with China un
less the old viceroy is able to secure
the full acceptance of our terms rela
tive to the foreign ministers, and that
at once. The negotiations began with
the iirojKisition made by Li that the le
Stationers be safely conveyed to Tlen
Tsin, the allies agreeing in that case
not to ndvirnce on Peking. Secretary
Hay replied that the I'nited States
government would not Interfere until
it had free communication with Minis
ter Conger. I-'urtherinore, Hay placed
on the Chinese government the respon
sibility of protecting the legations, and
insisted that messages to the American
ambassador be permitted to pass as a
matter of absolute right, and not as a
favor. It is al.-- hinted that, until the
legations are absolutely free, no nctro
tiations will tie entered Into with
China, who conduct so far Is character
ized as "unfriendly."
Ominously Olo.e to "Formal" War.
No orders therefore looking to a re
laxation of the preparations for the ad
vance on Peking have gone out front
Washington, for, as the situation Is
described by one of the leading offi
cials here, '"there will be no bargaining
on our part in advance of the conces
sion by the Chinese authorities of full
and free communication with the for
eign ministers." There is, moreover, a
note ominously close to formal war In
Secretary Hay's declaration that the
conduct f he Chinese government is
"unfriendly." That kind of language
Is extreme in diplomacy, and It is only
a narrow step between It and formal
war. which It must be remembered has
not yet been declared by this govern
ment. I'nta t'a In Tight I'lare.
If the Chinese government now ac
cepts our terms the I'nited States gov
ernment will be face to face with one
of the mot delicate and momentous
diplomatic tasks ever undertaken. It
must attempt to redeem its promise to
use Its good ottices in favor of China
and in the present temper of some of
the European powers the greatest dif
ficulties may be expected to aripe in
the prosexition of th eattempt. It Is
the confident expectation of the offi
cials, here, however, that if the Chi
nese government accepts In good faith
the thing can le done.
rOMCT OF I1KKAT BKITAIN.
Stated to the Common by Brodrlrk, for
London. Aug. 3. Keplylng to a
question in the bouse of commons yes
terday, the parliamentary secretary
for the foreign otiice, William St. John
Urodrlck. said there was no lack of
co-operation among the commanders at
Tien-lsin. and no available delay. The
government, lie said, would press for
ward by every means in their power
to the relief of the legations.
The cabinet. Brodrick said, was
completely unanimous against partition
of China, which would I fraught with
iutinite danger, and the government
had no reason to lclieve they were at
variance with any of the European
powers in that respect. Further, the
government would do nothing to set
up anything but a China administra
tion iu China. The government bad
not in contemplation the idea of or
ganizing the Chinese army under for
eign officers. What form the Indemnity
should take must le left for future
Krodriek though it was a time when
the less said the better. Great changes
might result from the recent calamit
ous events, but be hoped the European
powers would discover some founda
tion upon which to build up a Chinese
government which would ensure civil
izing rule to a population forming one
third of the human race.
Advices received herefrom Tlen-Tsla
say that the Russians are reported to
have captured the forts ten miles north
of Tleu-Tsin. The Chinese garrison of
10.m is a Id to bare fled when the
Ilusians approached. The capture of
these forts is really an important vic
tory, as it gives the allies points of
defense and offense on the road to Pe
king. It is estimated that the Teklng relief
force numbers men and 170
The French consul general at Shang
hai teb-srapb to Parts as follows: 'LI
Hang Chang has stated to the United
State consul that the ministers will
be put In communication with thir
respective governments If the allies
arrest their march on Peking. " Chang
is, yet unable to secure a reply to the
message, in his care, to M. Pmchoa
(the French minister in Peking), as
the tsung-l!-yamen) will not consent
to the forwarding of cipher messages
for the ministers." A
SITl'ATIOX ON THE FIRING LIKE.
Rioting Brard from the Belief Force, but
Many Storie of Mnurn.
London. Aug. 3. Xo word comes
this morning regarding the fortunes o
the comparatively small body of troops
believed to be forging their way to
ward Peking. The silence is probably
due to diligent censorship rather than
to any lack of developments. A Shang
faai special announces the receipt of an
official telegram from the tsung-li-ya
men asserting that the ministers were
all well on July "Friendly inter
course," the official telegram says, "is
now being carriedf on between the min
isters and the Imperial government."
According to The Iaily Express
however, cablegrams from Chefoo an
nounce that the imperial troops ad
vaneing to oppose the relief force have
completely wiped out a Christian town
near Peking, killing live foreign priests
and 10.000 native Christians. From
Shanghai, The Daily Express has re
ceived confirmation of the reported
murderof hfty missionaries in theproV'
ince of Shan SI, with the additional
Information that eight Englishwomen
were dragged out of the mission build
ings by a Chinese mob who beheaded
them in the streets of Chu Chou.
The Tien-Tsin correspondent of The
Standard says: "A heartrending letter
has been received from the Japanese
legation, dated July 22. stating that
the casualties number CO per cent..
that only twenty-five cartridges per
man are left, with sufficient for five
days and that It Is feared the legation
will succumo within a week."
A Berlin dispatch gives the salient
points of a German delivered by the
Emperor Wilhelm, sailing on board the
Imperial yacht Ilohenzollern, in which,
of the soldiers going to China the im
perial preacher said: "They shall be
the strong arm which punishes assas
sins. They shall be the mailed list
which smites that chaotic mass. They
shall defend, sword in hand, our holi
est possessions. True pray
ers can still cast the banner of the
dragon into the dust and plant the
banner of the cross upon the walls."
PREACHES VS. POTENTATE
Co Far the Preacher Seem Ahead In the
Reformation of Bovrden.
Jamestown, X. D., Aug. 3. Bowden
a border town in Wells county, has
been the scene of much excitement dur
ing the past few weeks. The trouble
began upon the arrival of Rev. Pet-
tluger, who decided that the town
should be reformed. He proceeded to
exphiin his views to Mayor Frank
Lathrop, who objected strenuously to
the arguments brought forth by the
clergyman. Both men became angrv
and a rough and tumble fight ensued,
the parson being victorious.
A few nights ago a numlrer of citi
zens banded together, masked their
faces carefuVy, and repaired to Lath
rop s domicile. They proceeded to
chastise him and left him much the
worse for the encounter. The mayor
caused warrants to re issued for sev
eral whom he suspected. Among the
number was Petlinger, who was ar
rested and tried in a justice court
As there was not sufficient evidence lie
As the matter stands Mayor Lath
rop insists that Ilev Pettiuger leave
town, while the parson insists that he
Is more belief t to the community than
the mayor, and advises the latter to
OUR NEST OF ANARCHISTS.
FatriKon Buslnes Men Come I'nder Their
Han and Are Threatened.
New York. Aug. 3. Charles II. Pet-
rie, a silk finisher of Paterson, has re
ceived a numler of letters from local
anarchists, or what he calls the mafia.
in which his life was threatened. Pet
rie is a prominent ineniler of many
societies that have for their object the
restriction of immigration and dis
franchisement of certain sections of
He is not alone. Six prominent citi
zens of Riverside, N. J., who share his
beliefs, have also received threatening
letters. Some time ago Petrie was out
spoken against allowing the Italians
the use of the public schools at night
to teach what they saw fft. lie lias
been threatened for this particularly.
He has armed bis household, and the
other men who have leen threatened
have applied to the police for protec
cores on the Diamond.
Chicago. Aug. 3. National League
bae ball clubs yesterday made the
following scores: At Brooklyn Bos
ton C. Brooklyn 8: at Philadelphia
St. Louis G. Philadelphia 10; at New
York Chicago 7. New York 0.
American League: At Detroit Chi
cago. 2, Detroit 5; at Kansas City and
Milwaukee (lames postponed.
Bryan and Stevenson to Attend.
Indianapolis, Aug. 3. It Is an
nounced here that loth Bryan ami Ste
venson will attend the National Asso
ciation of Democratic Clubs Sept. 5.
Clans nave not ieen made, but prob
ably a big state demonstration will le
arranged with the candidates as lead
ing speakers for a campaign opener.
Ill MrMjtge Was from the Iead.
Berlin, Aug. 3. Lieutenant Boselll.
of the Italian army, who was making
a horse back ride Xrom Florence to
Berlin with a letter riom King Hum
bert to ErujHTor William. supeulei
his ride at Muntcn vpon the news of
the Monza tra-rely. came on to Berlin
by rail, and then returned to Borne.
Might a Well Utt Been Banged.
Sioux Falls. S. D-. Aug. 3. John
Rart Elk. a Sioux Indian murderer who
has been in jail here since April of last
rear, died vesterdav of consumption.
In March. lf. on the Pine Bidge
reservation Bad Elk shot and killed
John Killsback, one of a party of
three Indian policemen striving to ef
fect his arwt. He was sentenced to
be hanged, but got a new trial, for
-which he was waiting when he die- -
GREAT STRIKE IS ON.
Big Walk Out of Employes on
the Canadian Pa
cific. FROM THE LAZE TO THE COAST
Threatened Cut of 15 Per Cent
By the American Steel
Winnipeg, Man., Aoj. 3. A strike
of large magnitude which is threat
ened to grow, was declared on the
Canadian Pacific today. Machinists,
blacksmiths, boiler makers, fitters and
laborers are out from Late Superior
to the Pacific coast. Several
men were dismissed last week and
the strikers claim it is an attempt on
the part of the railway to break up
their union, hence the strike.
Threatened Steel Company Strike.
Joliet, Aug:. S It is reported a
straight cut el Id oer cent has been
ordered in wages by the American
Steel and Wire company. The reduc
tion, it is said, will affect every em
ploye of the company. About 2.000
men are emploved in toe four local
POINT AGAINST POWERS.
Ruling of Conrt In Finwu Trial at
Georgetown, Kv., Aug. 3. Judge
Cantrill in the Powers trial has re
fused to allow the admission as evi
dence of the resolutions adopted by
the meeting of mountain men in front
of the capitol at Frankfort a few days
Deiore the assassination of uoebel.
The point is of importance because
oi the contention of the defense that
the gathering of the armed monn
taineers was purely for the purpose of
petition and that no violence was in
The incident occurred during the
examination of Stephen G. Sharpe. of
Lexington, who was chairman of the
mountaineers' meeting. lie presented
a copy of the resolutions and passion
ate speeches were made by the counsel
on both sides in argument for and
against their admission. -
Sharpe, during his testimony, said
he told Gov. Taylor aud Gen. Collier
before Jan. 30 that he had been warn
ed by a democratic friend to stay
away from Frankfort, as the parties
pushing the gubernatorial contest tad
2.0U0 rifles there and were ready to
use them. The witness was in Gov
raylor's ofiice within fiv minutes
after the shooting. Taylor asked him
to take charge and prepare to defend
the building. He did so, giving or-
lers not to permit the arrest ot any
one on the capitol grounds. He had
charge of one squad of armed men
ana Berry Howard had charee or an
other rquad. -
Col. C. C. Mendel, commander of
the 1st regiment, Keitucky state
guard, produced two telegrams re
ceived at Louisville on the day of the
uoebel shooting, at 2 p. in., contain
ing only tne words "All right,", and
signed D. B. Collier, adjutant general;
also a letter from Collier explaining
that the words "All right meant for
the witness to come to Frankfort and
bring a regiment and Gatling gun.
The witness produced orders signed
by Gov. Jaylor for the movement of
the regiment to Frankfort. He said
he couldn't explain why the order was
ssuea on Jan. is, the date it oore.
and not executed until the SOth of
that month. In the order Taylor di
rected him to ober "all orders and
signals'" given him" by Collier.
LAGUE EXISTS IN LONDON.
I Officially Reported Through Marine
Washington, Aug. 3. The marine
hospital service has received the fol
lowing telegram from Past Assistant
Surgeon Thomas: "London. Aug. 3.
There has been four cases and two
deaths from plague in London. Diag
nosis is conbrmed by bacteriological
examination. Do not think there will
be further spread."
AN ARCHBISHOP'S ESTATE.
Will of the I .ate Rt. B. Heaneaar, of
St. Paul, Aug. 23. The will of the
ate Archbishop John Uennessy. of
Dubuque. Iowa, has been filed for
probate here bv the executors, Roger
Ryan and Clement Johannes, of Da.
bnque. The estate amounts to about
f 1,400,000. which Is in Minnesota real
estate and the remainder in real and
personal property in Iowa. The Min
nesota property is divided imo -g nine
relatives. The Iowa property is di
vided between relatives and the rister
bood of the church.
More Boera Sarreader.
Cape Town, Aug. S. Seven hun
dred and hfty additional Boers sur
rendered to Hunter.
Building Collapse. Hartlng Sis Persona,
Glasgow. Ky.. Aug. 3. The strnc
ture known as the Jewell bmlding col-
lap.-eil yesterday. The building was
occupied by L. F. Canter, drujrs. and
l. r. Schwartz, dry goods. The in
jured are: Price Willis, both legs
roken: Henry Scseaberz. badly
bruised: Uenrj5Iyfield,bA.dli bruised;
Miss MeCUDDms. nadly Druised. Henry
Rosenberg and Miss McCubbins, both
employes of Schwartz, were badly
PISTOLS AND COFFEE, PERHAPS
May Re nit from the Following "Back
Talk" by Marlon Bntler.
Raleigh, N. C. Aug. 3. A duel will
probably result from a letter written
by Marion Butler to Representative
Bellamy, of Wilmington. Both men are
fiffhters. The letter reads as follows:
"You are quoted in the Raleigh morn
ing papers as saying in a speech at
Wilmington yesterday that the Demo
crats should 'forcibly' expel me from
the state. Now, if you think I should
be expelled from the state I suggest
that you undertake the job yourself.
"You are one man and I am one
man. If you mean what you say and
have any courage (except when ydu
cave a mob of 'Red Shirts behind you)
I suggest that you proceed to Raleigh
and begin the expelling business at
once. If you have not the courage to
undertake this job. then I suggest that
you have the decency to keep your
U0 NEGRO NEED APPLY
At tlie Folia for a Vote In North Carolina
Raleigh. N. C, Aug. 3. After one of
the most bitterly contested campaigns
ever known in the Obi North State
the Democrats and white supremacy
triumphed yesterday by a majority of
about 30.0UO. The election disfran
chises the negro and changes the state
legislature from its combination ma
jority of Republicans and Populists to
Ktraijit Democratic, insuriug the de
feat of Marlon Butler for re-election
as United States senator. The ne
groes, as a general thing, remained
away from the polls.
He Soothed the Italian.
Chicago, Aug. 3. Acting Mayor
Walker has sent the Italian consul.
Count Anthony L. Rozwadowski, a let
ter of condolence on the death of King
Humbert. The communication explain
ed that Walker delayed writing be
cause he felt Mayor Harrison himself
should have acted, but the mayor was
out of the city
Kunla'n lcal wlih Us.
London, Aug. 3. The St. Petersburg
correspondent of The Daily Express
fays that Prince Vochtcosky will leave
for America In a few days on impor
tant financial imsiness dealing wjth a
new loan which Russia is negotiating
In the United States.
Banker Lout In the Wonderland.
Helena, Mont.. Aug. 3. J. R. Piper,
cashier of the First National bank, of
St. Marys, who Avas in a party going
through the National Park, is lost in
Wonderland, lie strayed away on
Monday from the rest of the party at
Fountain Geyser hotel.
Addressed ly an Illinois Man.
Milwaukee, Aug. 3. The feature of
y sterday's programme of the Commer
cial Law League convention was an
address by O. E. Child, of Sterling,
Ills., on "Needed Commercial Legisla
tion." An agent for the American Bible so
ciety says that the first book printed in
Minnesota was a Bible. It was printed
in 1S36, about 13 years before the first
Issue of a newspaper In St. Paul.
Watch this space. Everything in our
great big store has been cut to a finish.
SHAH'S WOULD -
GIVES NAME AS
Finally Admits His Identity to the Authorities at Paris Who
MORE IN DETAIL OF THE
The Remains of Italy's Murdered Monarch Prepared For
Paris, Aug. S. At a meeting of
the cabinet this morning it was an
nounced that the would be assassin
SHAH OF PERSIA,
of the shah of Persia had given his
name as Salson.
Paris. Aug. 3. Muzaffer-Ed-DIn,
hah of Persia, who lias been a visitor
to the exposition since Saturday as the
guest of France, narrowly escaped an
assassin's Imllet yesterday morning. It
had been arranged that he should visit
Sevres and see the national i pottery
works, going afterwards to Versailles,
aud it was just after he had left the
sovereigns' palace on his way to the
Seine to go on board a yacht placed
at his disposal for the trip that the
attempt upon his life was made. Only
five minutes before the pistol was pre
sented at his breast he was the re
cipient of a letter which warned him
that his life was in danger. No seri
ous thought, however, was given to the
YOU KNOW US.
On tal Glean Dp Sale. I
contents, so numerous bad been formec
warnings of the same character.
Didn't Mind a Little Thing Like That.
As he was seated in the landau, be
fore leaving the court of the palace hi
secre tary brought him a letter datell
Naples, but posted iu Paris Wednes
day night, signed with a name bearing
an Italian termination. It said: "To
day you shall meet the same fate nsj
Humbert." In nowise disconcerted thei
shah handed the letter to the officer on
guard and gave orders for the carriage
to start The gates of the palace were
thrown open, and, as the monarcU
emerged, a large crowd of curious oim
lookers broke into cries of "Vive lu
Shah," and "Vive la Fcrsla."
Attack of the VVould-Be Asaaasln.
Hardly had these exclamations dledj
away when a man, dressed In the ordi-;
nary clothing of a Paris workman
darted forward from between twi
automobiles where he was hidden auB
rushed toward the Imperial carriagn
overthrowing a bicycle policeman, who
rolled under the feet of the horses. Im
an instant he was on the carriage step.!
Holding the door with his left hand!
with his right he pushed a revolver to-,
ward the breast of theshah. Hescemeilr
to hestitate for a moment, as tbouglN
undecided where to nlm. This hex-1
tntion saved the Persian monarch'
life, for before the would-be assassin,
could pull the trigger a strong hand
grasped his wrist and wrenched It son
that the weapon dropped harmlessly
to the bottom of the landau.
Wanted the Man' Photograph. '
"I'd like to have a photograph of that?
man," nonchalantly exclaimed th
shah. Then addressing a few words liu
his native tongue to his companions liu
the carriage he told the coachman ti
drive on. Seated In the landau wltii.
the shah at the time the nnHiiult w;;
made were the tr.nid vl.U-r, the per-i
sonal physician of the monarch, and
Ccueral Parent, his personal aide. Gen.
eral Parent, iu the course of an Inter
view subsequently, said: "It. was th
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