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Finally Decides Not lo Attend
Democratic Convention.
Writes Letter In Which He Ex
plains Position.
National Chairman Objected to
Mr. Bryan's Presence.
Strength Must Be Sayed For the
Kansas Man to Manage the
National Campaign.
W. A. Deford Will Be the Real
Secretary of Convention.
tSpecial to the State Journal.!
Kansas City, July 2. William J. Bry
an will not visit this city during the na
tional convention. This announcement is
official, being made over Mr. Bryan's
'personal signature, the letter defining
his position having been seen by tie
State Journal's representative.
Plans have been made by Kansas City
for Mr. Bryan's visit, the programme,
including a speech by him Thursday ev
ening. Instead of this feature, the sche
duled prize fight may be pulled off.
Chairman J. K. Jones of the national
committee, has from the first opposed
Bryan's coming here during convention
week. Mr. Jones is pleased now that
Bryan says he will not come.
"Bryan will be the nominee of the
convention," said Mr. Jones today, "and
will be forced at once into an arduous
Of the Kansas State Democratic Com
mittee. campaign. A visit to Kansas City un
der the existing circumstances would be
a severe tax on his strength. However
much we would be pleased to see him,
Mr. Bryan deems it best to remain at
The announcement that Bryan will
not be here is hooted by some of the
promoters for convention crowds but J.
Mack Love, J. G. Johnson, John Atwood
and other Kansans admit that Bryan is
not to be here.
Mr. Bryan, in his letter, expresses re
grets that he has been misunderstood
concerning this convention. He says,
however, that he had at no time expect
ed to be present.
An effort will be made to have Bryan
change his mind on this proposition but
the national convention frowns upon the
plan and it will doubtless fail, Bryan
being permitted to exercise his own
Judgment as he has asked to do. He
also insists that it would be improper
for him to be here for the convention.
Kansas Man to Manage Bryants Com
ing Campaign.
Special to the State Journal.
Kansas City, July 2. J. G. Johnson of
Kansas will manage the coming nation
al Democratic campaign. He will serve
In one of two capacities. He will be
chairman of the national committee or
will be vice chairman, the position
which he now occupies.
Johnson seems to have the friendship
of all the elements of his party and he
has established nothing short of a re
markable record during his service as
the nominal national chairman this
Should the unexpected happen, and
ail to secure the nomination
wmcn is, of course, almost beyond the
fe 1 possibility. Johnson might get
lost in the shuffle, but under the present
regime, he will be an easy winner
iJwL'1- ,ac,,cept' Chairman Jones will
rlaSlf d natio,naI chairman at the
- fiSvrt f,"- " Jones declines to
Johnson mantie win surely fall to Mr.
veeiTUe leaders seem to be
tud l a Sea conperning the atti
ltn of ,Jnes' as to aother cam
snaTor h Tvlce as chairman, but the
S H ,.nL vet enlightened his
but it Ss cdiiV r. seeKing the position,
iVri 1 conceded to him at this stage of
the proceeding mee w
'"-u question.
-K-ansas Man Will Make Record of
-Democratic Convention.
Special to the State Journal.!
Kansas City. July 2. While some
eastern . .'democrat of perhaps national
promineVe will be named secretary for
the temporary and permanent organiza
tions of the national convention, the
Kansas, man, who never fails to score
will doi the work.
The a sponsibility for preserving a
permanent, official record of the con
vention j proceedings, has been placed
ill on William A. Deford. the Ottawa
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young man who has been employed in
the national committee headquarters.
Mr. Deford has prepared, personally, all
the necessary blanks and has direct
charge of the entire volume of work
which Is something enormous.
Were it not for the fact that the con
vention zone has been so close to Kan
sas. Deford would have been made per
manent secretary. But Kansas has the
management of the national commit
tee's affairs; Kansas City has the con
vention, so the secretaryship goes to
some other state, but Kansas will do the
Several Dozen Have Positions in the
Big Convention.
Special to the State Journal.
Kansas City, July 2. If there is one
thing a Kansas crowd can do, and do
better than anything else, it is in get
ting into offices. The Kansans are be
ing well provided for in this convention
and have the following places at the
command of the delegation:
Members of committees on resolutions,
organization, order of business and
rules, credentials, an honorary vice
president for the convention, honorary
secretaries, and a member each on the
committee to notify the nominees for
One of Kansas' Greatest Orators.
president and vice president. Add to this
list two dozen sergeants-of-arms and
the Kansans are accounted for. The
sergeants-at-arms already named are
as follows:
W. H. L. Pepperell, Concordia.
L. D. Eppinger, Burlington.
J. T. Chrisman, Wichita.
J. W. Blossom, Topeka.
N. M. Simmott, Arkansas City.
Al Glaser, Newton.
B. F. Goudy. Chetopa.
William Johnson and W. A. Walters,
J. W. Clark, Great Bend.
V. Harris, - Wichita.
J. A. Butler, Kansas City.
Joe Casey, Bushton.
H. R. Fulton, Hanovan.
W. C. Harvey; Jefferson. '
C. F. Tschetla. Leavenworth.
S. F. Hutton, C. S. Coffin and Chas.
Oswald, Hutchinson.
C. A. Hollenbeck, Manhattan.
Clyde McManigle, Horton.
J. L. Kies, Wellington.
C. W. Kyle, La Crosse."
John C. Simmons, Wellsville.
A. P. Shreve, T: M. Penwell, Topeka.
hi. . vveilep. Galena,
Ed Waring, Herington.
Jacob Badsky, Osage.
Others are to be added to this list' In
which are the editors of many Kansas
papers also members of the legislature.
They Are Gorgeous and Cost the En
thusiast 50 Cents.
Special to the State Journal.
Kansas City, July 2 The Kansa3
democratic committee is collecting a
campaign fund from the sale of a Kan
sas badge, for which the Kansas man
pays 50 cents. From a bar, inscribed
with "Kansas." in large letters, is sus
pended a ribbon, carrying two flags,
supporting a medallion photograph of
Some of the Kansans wear gorgeous
sunflowers. The party badge is large,
but a glance shows what it is.
Pennsylvanians. claiming the "Key
stone position, wear a badge which can
not be read at a distance of one yard.
The Kansas badge is discernible a
One a Delegate From Kansas, the
Other From Indiana.
Kansas City, July 2. David Over
myer of Kansas and John Overmyer of
Indiana, brothers, are delegates to the
national Democratic convention. The
Overmyers travel in pairs, having been
delegates in the Chicago convention in
The two men are prominent in their
respective states. The Overmyer from
MM .
One of the Prominent Democrats.
Indiana has been visiting in Kansas,
"which," he said today, "is one of the
most wonderful states in the union."
Scramble For Jobs.
Over 200 men were at the street com
missioner's office this morning looking
for work. The changes in the working
force are made the first of each month
and that coupled with the fact that the
city pays from 25 to 30 cents more than
the contractors, accounts for the great
number of applicants this morning.
"Weather Indications.
Chicago, July 2.-i-For Kansas: Fair
except showers in north portion tonight:
Tuesday fair; southerly winds.
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New Yorker Has Kansas City
Delegates Guessing.
He is Summoned to Lincoln to
Confer With Mr. Bryan.
Will Be the Nehraskan's Own
Personal Choice.
Shlrely Positively Declines to
Enter the Race.
Sulzer Working Hard, and Gor
man Has Friends.
Kansas City, Mo., July 2. This really
is the first business day of the Demo
cratic convention. Soon after 10 o'clock
this morning the Democratic national
committee assembled at the Kansas
City club to consider the claims of con
testing delegations, formally to select
temporary officers and transact some
other preliminary business; the United
States Monetary league at the same
hour began its first session at the Audi
torium theater; and tonight it is pro
posed formally to open the new conven
tion hall with a promenade concert.
The day dawned brilliantly, Drignt
and clear, with the thermometer regis
tering in the seventies and a brisk
southeast breeze blowing. Within a few
hours, as the sun gained ascendancy, it
became intensely hot and had not the
breeze continued, the heat would have
been insufferable.
While the arrivals during the past few
days have been by scores, they began
today to be by hundreds. Tomorrow
they will be by thousands. All the early
morning trains today, especially those
from the east were crowded with dele
gates and visitors. Throughout the day
and, indeed until noon on Wednesday
when Chairman Jones' gavel will fall at
the opening of the convention special
trains bearing state delegations, politi
cal organizations, marching clubs and
bands of music, will arrive almost hour
ly. Early in the day the New York del
egation, accompanied by many promi
nent Empire state Democrats, arrived
in a special train over the. Wabash; the
Georgia delegation came in on a special
train over the Burlington route; and
during the day a special train bearing
the delegations from New England will
By tonight the hospital people . of
Kansas City will begin to realize what
it means to have a big political. conven
Hon on their hands. The streets and ho
tel corridors already are thronged with
strangers, yet scarcely one-tenth of the
crowd expected is here. However, the
people of this metropolis of the south
west maybe depended upon to take good
care of their guests. That they are ac
customed to doing things well is amply
evidenced by the notable accomplish
ment of reconstructing the convection
hall in less than 90 days. Three months
ago fire swept the great hall to the
ground. Undaunted by the disaster.
Kansas City decided that another mag
nificent structure should rise, phoenix
like from the ashes of the old. That
promise has been fulfilled. Although
even now hundreds of workmen are en
gaged upon the new building, practical
ly it is in readiness and only the finish
ing touches are required.
After a day and night of conferences.
of discussion of platform and candidates
and of earnest efforts to bring about
thorough harmony in the convention
the politicians were slow in rising to
day. The one distinct topic of conversa
tion early in the day was, as it also was
yesterday the visit of former Governor
Hill to Mr. Bryan at Lincoln. The gov
ernor's arrival early on Sunday, follow
ed by his almost instant departure for
the home of him who is to be this con
vention s nominee for the presidency
fairly dazed even the most astute po
litical leaders. This morning the news
papers were scanned eagerly, but in
vain for an explanation of Mr. Bryan
call for the New York statesman. The
two conferees evidently kept their own
counsel. Gossip about the visit is on
every tongue, but all is speculative and
While, apparently, nobody here knows
why Mr. Hill was summoned to Lincoln
all thoroughly realize that his visit is
more than significant. Harmony in the
convention, for which all the leaders are
striving so vigorously, may depend up
on it and it may mean that Senator Hill
after all, will sink his personal desires
and become the party's candidate for
the vice presidency. Much hinges upon
the conference between the two men on
the farm near Lincoln last nierht.
Pending definite information as to the
result or tne conference the situation to
day remains practically unchanged. No
irrevocaDie step win be taken until
Bryan and Hill are heard from. That
Mr. Bryan is the dominant factor in this
convention no one can doubt. As for
mer Senator Dubois, of Idaho, tersely
expressed it today:
"Bryan is master of the situation, the
arDitrator or an airtences. Without even
seeming to dictate he will control the
convention. iis wishes will be rescert
ed, both as to the platform and as to the
candidate tor tne vice presidency."
That states the situation to a nlnptv.
No platform not entirely satisfactorily
to Mr. Bryan will be adopted and the
nominee for the vice presidency, it is
assured will be a running mate perfect
ly agreeame to nim.
Thus far the only contest worth men
tioning has been on the financial niank
of the platform. Even that seems to be
only a difference of phraseology. The
western men generally insist that a sne-
clfic declaration for the free coinage of
silver at tne ratio or l to 1 shall be in
corporated in the platform: those from
the east and many from the south are
inclined to favor a simple reaffirmation
of the financial plank of the Chieatrn
platform, believing that issues 'which
overshadow the money question have
arisen since 'Mb and should be given the
place of pararmount importance. That
Mr. Bryan himself will let it be known
nnauy w..at nis wishes are with re
spect to the question all fully believe
and that his desires will be carried out
noDoc.y aouDts.
With respect to the olanks on "Tmnor.
ialism" and expansion a note in a minor
Key nas oeen sounaea from the western
part of the country, especially from the
Pacific coast. Mr. Bryan and the lead
ers -of the party in Kansas Citv hav
been urged not to make the anti-ex
pansion plank too strong lest the declar
ation injure the party's chances in the
western states, where, it is understood,
expansion is strongly favored. It" is
believed, however, thatano comfort was
given those who urged such action by
either Mr. Bryan or by democratic lead
ers generally. They regard the question
as one Involving a great principle and
declare hat those who would modify
or curtail the declaration of the party
on "imperialism" and expansion are ac
tuated by motives of expediency.
The suggestion that Mr. Bryan s nom
ination for the presidency be made on
the Fourth of July, fat the first session
of the convention, has met the approval
of very many of thf leaders and dele
gates already here. Arrangements are
being made to carry the plan into exe
cution. As it now -appears, tne one od
stacle that may arise to prevent the
nomination from beiig made on the an
niversary of the nation's national day
will be the inability! of all elements of
the party to agree (upon the platform
to be adopted. Even! that may not pre
vent it.
Everything relating to the vice pres
idential nomination is in the air today.
All seem to be waiting for something
to turn up. Mr. Shtvely, of Indiana,
insists that he is not a candidate, and
it appears likeJy now that the conven
tion will accept him. at his word. Gov
ernor Hill is the foremost figure in the
problem. That he would accept the
nomination if the party should demand
him there is- no doubt, but his friends
consistently maintain mat he is not in
the race. Towne, of Minnesota, wouia
be a powerful candidate if he had not
been nominated already by the popu
lists. Opposition to him has developed
on the ground that this convention
should nominate a straightout democrat
rather than a silver republican or a pop
ulist. His friends are wortcing for him
like beavers and are making some head
way. It was intimated today that Mr.
Towne's name misht be seconded by
one of the Nebraska delegates, thus in
dicating the position of Mr. Bryan. The
story could not,' however, be traced to
any authoritative source. Among those
mentioned for the nomination is former
Senator Gorman of Maryland. Western
and southern men are inclined to the
belief that he would be a stronger man
with their people than Governor Hill;
but there is a vigorous disposition to
call upon Mr. Gorman to take the chair
manship of the national executive com
mittee and manage the approaching
Mr. Sulzer, of New Tork, one of the
few avowed candidates staunchly
backed by strong friends, is making
things hum about headquarters in the
Savoy. He has some delegations pledged
to him, and claims that in the round
up he will receive the support of his
own state and that of most of the east
ern and southern delegates.
Without detracting from personal
merits or the political forcefulness of
any man mentioned for the vice pres
idency, it is perfectly clear that the
convention will ultimately bow to the
wishes of Mr. Bryan as all realize that,
to make victory possible, absolute har
mony must exist between the candi
dates. The vice presidential situation,
therefore, may resolve itself into one
similai' to that in the Philadelphia con
vention, the candidate being assured of
a. nomination before a ballot is taken.
Should this prove true, it would present
a coincidence unique in American pout
ical history . .. -
West Virginia Will Present the Name
of J. T. McGraw For vice President.
New York, July 2. The West Virginia
delegation held an informal conference
todav. at which it was decided to pre
sent Colonel John T. McGraw of that
state for vice president. The silver ques
tion was discussed briefly, but the dele
Eration took no decisive action. The sen
timent of the West Virginia men is for
a free silver plank without declaring a
ratio. Today they will conrer witn tne
New York and other eastern delega
tions, and upon these conferences will
depend their attitude on the silver ques
Want a Specific 16 to 1 Plank At
. Sea on Vice Presidency.
Kansas City, Mo., July 2 The major
ity of the members of the Nebraska del
egation arrived toaay on eariy namo
and the balance of the delegation is ex
pected by afternoon. They came pre
na.red tn make a strong fight, if neces
sary for the insertion in the platform of
a plank declaring in the most specific
terms for 16 to 1. W. H. Thompson, of
Grand Island, a delegate at large, and a
close friend of Mr. Bryan, said:
"We have held no meeting of the del
egation as yet, and I cannot say what
their individual opinions may be, but I
rather think," he added, with a smile,
"that there is not much doubt of what
they think. Speaking for myself, I do
not see what good a mere reaffirmation
of a plank in a former platform can do.
People are not going to hunt up a copy
of the Chicago platform to see what it
is we reaffirm. If the convention is go
ing to declare for 16 to 1, there is only
one way to do it and that is by the in
sertion of a plank in the platform which
shall say what is meant. A reaffirma
tion may be good enough in its way, but
its way is not a very good way."
Concerning the vice presidency, Mr.
Thompson said that the Nebraska del
egation was somewhat at sea and de
nied positively that it had received any
intimidation from Mr. Bryan of his per
sonal choice of a candidate.
"We want the man that will poll the
most votes," said Mr. Thompson, "and
I have -not been on the ground long
enough to form any idea of who that
man is. Speaking generally, however, I
will say that if the state of New York
can decide upon a good man, against
whom there is no objection on personal
grounds that man will be suitable. I
make that statement in a broad sense,
however, and do not wish to be under
stood as saying that we are for any
man whom New York may choose to en
dorse. He. must be suitable in other' re
spects as well as having the approval of
the New York delegation."
The Nebraska delegation will hold a
meeting this afternoon, to decide its
course during the convention and pos
sibly to select a man to whom It will
tie for the vice presidency.
Editor of Omaha World-Herald In
sists on a 16 to 1 Plank.
Omaha, July 2. Richard Metcalf,
editor of the World-Herald, who will be
one of the resolutions committee at
Kansas City, left for that city last
night. Mr. Metcalf had a conference
with Mr. Bryan at Lincoln before de
parture, and on his return to Omaha
was asked what position he would take
relative to the money plank of the plat
form. He said: .
"I am in favor of the reaffirming of
the Chicago platform in general; also
the adoption of a plank explicitly re
newing the pledge for the free and un
limited coinage of silver and gold at
the ratio of 16 to 1, independent of what
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Bough Rider Tice Presidential
Candidate Stops in Topeka.
Now on a Triumphal Trip
Through Kansas.
Says Star Spangled Banner is
Grandest Song Ever Written.
Immense Crowd at Depot to See
Sau Juan Hero.
Makes Brief Address, hut Does
Not Talk Politics.
Theodore Roosevelt, citizen, soldier
and politician, i3 speeding across Kan
sas this afternoon In a special Santa
Fe train, bound for the Rough Riders'
reunion at Oklahoma City. It was 9:30
Governor Roosevelt, Republican Candidate For Vice Presi
dent, Passed Through Topeka Today.
o'clock this morning when he saw the
Kansas City union depot disappear from
view, and it will be about midnight
wehn he reaches his destination.
The man who stormed San Juan hill
at the head, of his regiment of volun
teer cavalry and was nominated by ac
clamation at the republican national
convention for the second office in the
gift of the nation, crossed the state line
of Kansas with the strains of "The Star
Spangled Banner" ringing in his ears.
As he caught a last glimpse of the hun
dreds that turned out to see him at
Lawrence the same strains were in the
air, and as the special pulled out of
the Topeka depot "The Star-Spangled
Banner" was the piece the band was
"It's the grandest piece that was ever
composed," he said, as he heard it for
the second time at Lawrence, "and I
hope I'll hear it every place I stop."
Governor Roosevelt's flight across the
state is a triumphal one. The .men,
women and children gathered at the
stations along the line of the Santa
Fe are there to cheer for him. He left
a surging mass of cheering humanity
at Kansas City. At Lawrence and To
peka it was the same. A year ago,
when he made the same trip, he was
simply the hero of San Juan hill and
the chief executive of the Empire state.
New fuel has been added to his nr,e
of prominence by the action of the re
publican national convention, and today
the people of Kansas, saw in him the
man selected with the hope of making
a republican victory certain and the
possible future vice president of the
United States.
"Governor Roosevelt of New York, the
next vice president," is the way Con
gressman Bowersock introduced him to
the crowd at Lawrence, and at Topeka
Governor Stanley went him. one1 better
and announced him as "the man who
will be our next vice president and
more than that later on."
The train bearing Governor Roosevelt
from Chicago to Kansas City was late
in reachinrr that point, and it was Just
an hour past the schedule time when
the special train pulled out for the trip
through. Kansas. It was not until Ar
gentine was reached that the Kansas
delegation had the opportunity of meet
ing him, as the members of the Kansas
City reception committee remained on
the train until that station was reached.
Aboard the train with Governor Roose-
velt are Mr. Arthur Cosby, Mr. Lorimer
Worden and Mr. Dave Goodrich, all of
ficers of the Rough Riders, and on their
way to attend the reunion of the fa
mous regiment. The Kansas delegation
is composed of Governor Stanley, Mor
ton Albaugh, Senator Baker, Congress
man Curtis, Congressman Long, Con
gressman Bowersock, Cyrus Leland, D.
w; Mulvane and J. R. Burton. Vice
President Paul Morton and General
Passenger 'Agent W. J. Black represent
the Santa Fe company. - A number of
newspaper men from the east as well
as the west are also aboard the train.
Governor Roosevelt's first speech was
made at Kansas City. The speech at
Lawrence was the second and that at
Topeka the third. The speeches he is
making this afternoon are according to
the schedule arranged and published
some time ago.
Governor Roosevelt was dressed to
day as he appeared on the floor of the
republican national convention at Phil
adelphia. The hat he waved in response
to cheers and handkerchiefs was the
Rough Rider -hat that saw campaign
service at Santiago.
His auditors saw his eyes respond to
the sentiment of his 'words behind his
Between Argentine and Kansas City
Governor Roosevelt sat on a camp stool
on the rear platform of the rear special
car. That people everywhere have been
made familiar with his face by the like
nesses and caricatures that have been
so extensively circulated in the daily
papers was proven by the instant recognition-given
him along the line. Farm-
.1 '
ers plowing corn and in the harvest
fields waved their arms at him as he
sped by and received a wave of the
campaign hat in return. A tramp plod
ding along by the side of the road look
ed up as the train went by, and catch
ing sight of the Rough Rider, yelled out:
"Hurrah for Teddy."
At Holliday a short stop was made,
and men, women and children crowded
about the platform to shake the gov
ernor's hand. One fond mother held her
baby up to be kissed, but New York's
executive simply shook the chubby hand
and remarked as he showed his teeth in
his characteristic smile "that it was a
pretty baby."
"I have six of my own at home," ha
said, "and you may know I'm always
interested in children."
Among the last to grasp the out
stretched hand was a young man wear
ing a suit of blue. "What regiment were
you in," asked Roosevelt.
"The Twentieth infantry," came the
renlv - -
"By George, let me shake your hand
again," exclaimed the governor, reach
ing out for the other's palm. "You were
with us at San Juan."
"You bet I was," said the soldier, "and
I'm glad I m alive, colonel."
"I remember the Twentieth was over
on the left of the line in Wycoft s di
vision," said Governor Roosevelt, as the
train pulled out, thereby showing with
what wonderful distinctness the inci
dents and arrangements of "the terrific
battle are impressed upon his mind.
Up the road, toward Lawrence he gave
another illustration of It .by telling a
story. As the - train flew by newly
bared wheat fields the sun was reflect
ed up from the stubble with intense
heat, and as the governor removed his
heat and mopped his brow, he said:
"During the storming of San Juan
hill I was requested by one of my men
to betake myself to the very hottest
region, but when it comes a hot day
I always congratulate myself that I
didn't go.
"How was that, governor," asked one
of the newspaper men standing near.
"Why," commenced the governor In
the - manner of the majority of story
tellers, "there was a young fellow from
Arizona Busby by name who was
shot- straight across the top of the head
I happened to overtake him and saw
the way the blood was streaming over
his face that he was in no condition to
stay in the front. Riding up by his side,
I tapped him on the arm, and said
"you go to the rear."
"Well, I'll never forget the face that
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
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Foreign Legations at Pekiu in a
Desperate Situation.
Shut Up in British Embassy and
Provisions Nearly Gone. .
Thousands of Chinese Soldiers
Inside and Out of City.
Three Thousand Are Marching
on Tien Tsin.
Communications Between Taku
and Tien Tsin Threatened.
Reported Murder of Baron von
Ketteler is Confirmed. '
Washington, July 2. The navy de
partment has received the following
cablegram from Admiral KempfC with
out date:
"Che Foo Secretary of Navy, Wash
ington: Runners from Pekin reports
legations are besieged; provisions near
ly exhausted; situation desperate. Ger
man minister going to Tsung Li Tamen
murdered by Chinese soldiers. American,"
Italian, duty (?) legations burned. Twen
ty thousand soldiers inside; thirty thou-,
sand outside Pekin; 3,000 reported bound
for Tien Tsin; still fighting at Tien
Tsin. Communication Tien Tsin by rail
and river insecure. KEMPFF." i
The following cablegram has been re
ceived at the navy department from
Admiral KempfT:
"Che Foo. July 1. Secretary of Navy,
Washington: Oregon has run aground;
It is not in a dangerous position: about
38 degrees north latitude, 26 degrees 40
minutes east longitude. Have sent to
her assistance three naval vessels. It
is reported that there is water in one
compartment. The commander of the
Oregon did not request assistance, a
Japanese man of wa having boarded
vessel. KEMPFF."
The following message has been re
ceived at the navy department:
"Che Foo Secretary Navy, Washing
ton: . - i
"Following telegram from Kempft:
"Casualties relief expedition, June' 35:
Killed, Boatswains Mate Thomas, Gun
ners Mate Bod son, Apprentice liroman,
Landsman 4Severson. Wounded, Boat
swain's Mate Holoke, Machinist Hand
ford. Landsman Killeski. Cadet Tausig
Captain McCalla,Fireman Howe Lands
man Garrity, Coxswain Ryan, quarter
master Conway, Coxswain McClay,
Fireman Flaherty, Seamen Lloyd, child,
Anderson, Jansen, Bolmuller, and Mc- -Keevey.
Coxswain Thomas, Lindbohm,
Apprentices Johnson, Rasmussen and
Welch, Private Ordeff. kouks."
The department has been informed
that the Princeton has arrived at Can
Berlin. July 2. A telegram from Dr.
Lenz, the German consul at Che Foo
says: - ' ,
"Our minister at Pekin .was muraerea i
June 18."
New York, July 2. A dispatch to th
Herald from Che Foo, Bays:
All the thoughts and energies of the
nava.1 and military commanders at
Taku are now concentrated on the relief
of the foreigners in Pekin who have
been shut off from the outside world
since June 9..
The allied forces now at Taku and
Tien Tsin are awaiting reinforcements
before moving on Pekin as it is esti
mated that 50,000 troops are required.
The Tsung Li Yamen on June 19, or
dered the ministers to leave Pekin next
day. They refused to go and threw the
responsibility for their safety . on tha
Tsung Li Yamen.
It is bellevea mat tne powers wu
threaten to destroy the imperial tomba
If injury befalls the legations.
The foreign force in Pekin for the
protection of the legations numbers 42S
meu, of whom 66 are Americans from
the Oregon and Newark with a Colt's
gun under Captain Myers. Other officers
are Captain Hill and Dr. T. M. Lippitt.
London, July 2. Among the sensa
tional batch of telegrams from the far
east, most of which present features
suggesting reserve in their acceptance.
the most important is a statement mac
a body of international troops has forced
its way into Pekin after beating a com
bination of Imperial troops and boxers.
German Minister to Pekin.
Though this emanates from Shanghai
and remains uncorroborated, the optim
ists find in it some measure of support
for the -story in a telegramfrom Yung
Lu. the Chinese commander in chief,
(who, apparently, is also a member. of
the council of state and president of the
department of finance), which he refers
to the international forces entering Pe
kin. Some circumstantiality appears to
attach to the report from the statement
that the international troops found the
Chinese field artillery vastly superior to
their own but badly handled.
Whether the International forces have
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