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LAST EDITION WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JULY 18, 1900. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS.
SHAHBHAI IS THREATENED Entire Yang Tse Valley ia a State of Unrest. Northern. Chinese Provinces in Open Revolt. SPIRIT OF BOXERS Permeates the Entire Regu lar Array of China. Insurgents Still Swarming About Tien Tsin. MORE CONFIRMATION Of Report That Ministers Were Safe July 9. Prince Tuan Fixes Date For a General Uprising. Chinese Are Reported to Have Invaded Siberia. New York, July IS A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: The entire region of the Tang Tse is in a state of unrest. Shanghai is menaced with a native uprising, and the northern provinces are in open revolt. While the improvement in the situa tion at Tien Tsin is considerable the Chinese rebels are swarming outside the city and there are strong reasons for be lieving that the bulk of the regular army is saturated with the boxers spirit of hatred against foreigners. The Shanghai correspondent of the Mail learns that Prince Ching concocted a scheme to enable Sir Robert Hart to escape disguised from the British lega tion on July 4. Sir Robert, however, re fused to desert the other inmates of the legation, and he twice wrote to Prince Tuan asking him to spare the lives of all the foreigners. Prince Tuan, how ever, did not make any reply and Sir Robert is believed to have perished on the night of July 6, during the mas sacre. MORE CONFIRMATION. Washington, July IS. The state de partment has received a dispatch from Consul General Fowler at Chefoo saying that the governor of Shantung wires that his courier left Pekin on July 9. The legations were still holding out. LAST WORD FROM THE LEGATIONS Chicago, July IS. A dispatch to the Record from Che Foo, July 15, via Shanghai, July 18, says: A communication was received today by the Japanese consul from the Japa nese minister at Pekin dated June 29. It said that all the ministers were in the British legation, short of food, hard pressed and unable to hold out many days. This Is significant, for it is the latest dispatch from Pekin, aside from those through Chinese sources since Sir Rob ert Hart's message of June 25, when he said the guns were trained on the lega tion. BATE FOR GENERAL UPRISING. New York, July 18. A dispatch to the World from London quotes the Express' Shanghai correspondent as cabling: "Prince Tuan has Issued an edict to fix a definite date for a general upris ing. What the date is I can not ascer tain, but it is doubtless in view of the arrival of more foreign troops. A large body of Chinese tonight is reported to be moving from Huei in the direction of Shanghai. The situation here grows more threatening every day. The city is still without any means of defense, and all the forts are being held by Chinese." A FIGHT ON THE SIDE. New York. July IS. A dispatch to the World from Tien Tsin July 11. savs: The Chinese made a determined attack upon the railway station early th:s morning. The French troops were forced to give ground and the Japanese gal lantly charged in support of the French The French casualties reach 50; Japa nese 60, including five officers killed -English and Indians 20; Russians 20. The Americans were not engaeed at this point. It is estimated that 300 Chi nese were killed. REFUGEES POURING INTO JAPAN. Victoria, B. C. July 18. News via the steamship Empress of India savs that from all parts of China the refugees are flocking to treaty ports and everv ship is bearing them to Japan. Nagasaki, the port at which they first arrive, is al ready uncomfortably crowded and Kobe is beginning to fill up. Manv of them are in a destitute condition and appeals for aid are filling the papers. It is gen erally felt that while these applications will be generously heeded here it is in 6ii!itJ3t upon the Xoreign missionary board upon whom responsibility for the sad plight of their missionaries rests, to cable unlimited credits to meet the. em ergency. In his report of the fighting at Tien Tsin, the Japanese commander under date of June 25. says: "There is no food except rice, and un less communication with Taku is opened in two weeks there will be destitution." An edict published in the Japanese papers from the empress dowager tells of the burning of the imperial palace by boxers on June 13. Native papers state that a boxer pla card, posted throughout Pekin reads as follows: "I, the commander in chief of Heav en's troops, will march from Pekin to Nankin with them shortly. Our princi pal object is to burn and destroy churches and chapels, and then the, tele graph and postoflices, telegraph sta tions, colleges and schools. The people need not be frightened when they see our arrival here. We are going to drive away the foreigners so as to keep the empire in peace and comfort. Purchas ing provisions for providing us we will give the market price, but sellers must also charge moderately. We will not destroy the Yamens and customs; they can levy duty as usual. If any people disobeys order they will be beheaded at once." INVASION OF SIBERIA. London, July 18. If the news of a Chinese invasion of Siberia proves true it will, of course, immensely complicate the situation from the international point of view. As stated in the Associ ated Press St. Petersburg dispatch of July 13, the Chinese had already per emptorily ordered all Russians to quit Manchuria, but no one imagined they would be audacious enough to break out of their own country and attack Russian territory. Such an attack, if it has been made, of course, constitutes in itself a declaration of war, rendering formal notification needless. A separate attack by the Chinese on Russia means giving Russia, according to the views expressed in Europe, addi tional excuse for an isolated descent on Pekin and an additional claim to assert greater influence than the other powers and obtain greater compensation when the day of settlement arrives. Hence extreme uneasiness. As to this latest Chinese assurance of the safety of the European legations at Pekin they are not credited here. On the contrary it is believed the assur ances have been dictated by a desire to save the native city of Tien Tsin. The Associated Press correspondent at Shanghai wires, under date of July 16, that there is hardly a doubt that Sheng, the Chinese administrator of telegraphs is withholding information in his pos session. The news of the massacre as already cabled to the United States may be taken as correct. The dispatch adds that there is evidence that the Woo Sung forts (at the mouth of the Wroo Sung river and ten miles north of Shanghai) are being strengthened and supplied with large quantities of am munition. It is hoped in London that the landing of 22,000 Japanese troops, which it is expected will be effected to day.and the arrival of the Indian troops will enable the allies to reinforce Shang hai. WU CALLS AGAIN. Washington, July 18. The Chinese minister called on Secretary Hay this morning and had a ten minutes talk with him. Mr. Wu said he received no additional information but that the sit uation looks much brighter as a result of dispatches received yesterday. There is a possibility that Secretary Hay re quested Minister Wu to call owing to the urgent desire of the administration to secure news from Pekin. NEAR KOREAN FRONTIER. Washington, July IS United States Minister Allen at Seoul, Korea, tele graphs the state department that box ers and Chinese are in force within a few miles of the Korean frontier. The natives of Pingyan, the most northern province of Korea, are much alarmed, and are fleeing. The foreigners re main in safety. The government is very OFFICIAL REPORT ON TIEN TSIN. Washington. July 18. The war depart ment today bulletined its first official report of the results- of the battle at Tien Tsin as follows: Che Foo Adjutant General, Washing ton. Casualties in attack on Tien Tsin, July 13: Killed Col. E. H. Liscum, and 17 en listed men. Wounded Capt. C. R. Noyes, not ser ious; Major J. R.Eagen, serious, but not dangerous; Capt. E. V. Bookmiller, ser ious, not dangerous: Lieut. L. B. Law ton, not serious; Lieut. F. R. Lang, slight, and 72 enlisted men. Missing Two enlisted men. COOLIDGE. TO RESTORE KWANG HSU. Seattle, Wn., July 18. The Chinese re form party of this city, with representa tives from Idaho and Montana, met here and decided to send a cablegram to the viceroy at Nanking, asking him to aid the powers in restoring order and after ward establishing a protectorate over the empire. The aim of the party is to restore the emperor, Kwang Hsu, on the throne and to place the country as far as individual freedom is concerned on a footing with' the civilized nations of the world. REMEY CORRECTS. A REPORT. Washington, July 18. The following dispatch has been received at the navy department: Che Foo, July 18. Bureau of Naviga tion, Washington: Latest reports do not indicate that army officers. Major Lee, Capt. Brewster. Lieut. Naylor, Hammond and Waldron are wounded. Capt. C. G. Long, marine corps wound ed; Second Lieutenant F. R. Lang.army. army, wounded. An aide has gone to Tien Tsin to get accurate information. REMEY. Second Lieutenant Frank R. Lang, re ported wounded in the fighting at Tien Tsin by Admiral Remey. served during the Spanish war as sergeant major and second lieutenant of the First Maine volunteers and was appointed second lieutenant in the regular army, April 10, 1SH9. Captain Charles G. Long, of the ma rine corps, reported wounded entered the marine corps July 1. 1891, having been appointed from Massachusetts. He had been on duty at Cavite. P. I., since April 8, 1S99. until ordered to China. THE DARK SIDE. Washington. July 18. The Japanese legation has received the following dis patch from the minister of foreign af fairs at Tokio: "Baron Nishi, Japanese minister at Pekin. letter of June 29, was received at Tien Tsin. July 12. The letter was brought by a messenger. It says the le gations are daily bombarded. Ammuni tion is running short. Danger of mas sacra is imminent. Prompt relief is earnestly desired. The messenger says the foreign ministers considered it im possible to procure provisions after July TEXANS OFFER TO FIGHT. Ft. Worth, Tex., Juiy,18. Six com panies of the state guards have tender ed their services to the government in the case they are needed in the Chinese war. .15,000 JAPANESE LANDING. London, July 18. A special dispatch from Shanghai dated today says the disembarkation of 15,000 Japanese troops is proceeding at Taku. OFFERS TO TAKE HIS BROTHER'S PLACE. Chicago, July 18. Within a few hours after the publication of the news of the death of Captain Austin R. Davis of the marine corps, in the battle at Tien Tsin, Henry Clark Davis, a brother of the dead officer -now living in this city, volunteered his services to the govern ment. Mr. Davis sent the following telegram to President McKinley: "William McKinley, President of the United States, Washington: Am anxious to secure commission in marine corps or army for immediate service in China to take the place of my brother, Captain Austin R. Davis, killed in the battle of Tien Tsin on July 13. Can secure in dorsement of Illinois senators and con gressmen. Will you appoint me? "HENRY CLARK DAVIS." For five years Henry Clark Davis served in the First Georgia cavalry and for twenty years he has been an active worker in church circles. He was born in Darien, Ga. PLAN FOR PEACE. London, July 18. A dispatch from Canton received here today gives some additional facts relative to the memor ial to the throne which Li Hung Chang told the foreign consuls here that Doyen of the viceroys had induced all the other viceroys, except two. to frame, as re ported in the Daily Telegraph's Canton dispatch of July 16. The memorial in sisted upon the necessity of five points, as follows: 1 Protection of foreigners in the em pire, whether war breaks out or not, in order to preserve China's prestige as a civilized state. 2 The rescue of foreign ministers still living and negotiations would then still be possible and tke governments of those saved might use their influence in favor of China. 3 A letter of apology to the German emperor for the murder of Baron von Ketteler as well as a proposal for the mediation of other powers and a written assurance of China's good intentions, to be given to the United States and France. ' 4 Full compensation for all losses of lives and property of foreigners. 5. Orders to be given to the military and civil authorities of Chi Li to punish robbers and marauding troops. Li Hung Chang added in his interview with the foreign consuls that in the event that the legations were saved the United States, Great Britain and France had promised to recognize his good will as far as possible and he expected a similar attitude by the other powers. WU CERTAIN ABOUT THE DATES. Washington, July 18. Secretary Hay made known to Mr. Wu today the dis patch from Consul Fowler at Che Foo quoting the governor of Shan Tung as stating that the legationeers at Pekin were safe on the 9th Instant, and this was accepted by him as confirmatory of his dispatch yesterday. Minister Wu said there was not the slightest doubt as to the date being the 9th, although London cables suggested that the 9th referred to the Chinese calendar and meant the 5th by the English calendar. Onthe contrary the dispatch received by him mentioned the 13th as the date which by the Chinese calendar corre sponds with the 9th of our calendar. CENSORSHIP AT BERLIN. Berlin, July 18. It is semi-officially announced that Baron von Buelow, the imperial minister of foreign affairs, has notified the Chinese legation that until further notice that it can not be al lowed to send telegrams in cipher or secret language, and that telegrams in plain language must be submitted for the approval of the secretary of state before they can be dispatched. WASHINGTON STILL HOPEFUL. Washington, July 18. The buoyant and hopeful feeling of yesterday as to the Chinese situation, was strengthened today by the addition of a confirmatory dispatch from Consul Fowler, at Che Foo touching the safety of the lega tioneers at Pekin on July 9. Of course, it is understood that Mr. Fowler's in ofrmation came from the same fountain head as did Minister Wu's of yesterday, namely, the military governor of Shan Tung province. Because of the very in timate relations that have existed up to a very recent date between this offi cial and the imperial court at Pekin, he having been commander of the imperial bocy guard, there is a disposition here to attach more credence tohisdispatches than would be accorded to those of oth er Chinese officials. This is based on the presumption that he has no induce ment to falsify the facts. Secretary Hay had a number of diplo matic callers today, prominent among them being Minister Wu, Minister Wol lant, the Russian charge, and Mr. Thie baut, the French charge. An additional casualty list from Tien Tsin this morning reduced the number of casualties among the officers of the Ninth infantry to the great comfort of the war department officials. Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai has ca bled for a warship. His suggestion was merely precautionary and after con sidering it the navy department has withheld action in view of the fact that the Castine already is at that port and foreign ships are on the way. There was no cabinet meeting as the advices which reached ' the government over night did not present change enough in the situation to demand a meeting at this time. ! MISSIONARIES ARRIVE. Seventy-Five Arrive at Che Foo Aboard a Japanese Steamer. Victoria, B. C, July 18. The steamer Empress of India brings news of the arrival of the Japanese steamer Korka Maru at Che Foo, carrying 73 mission aries and their families who were on duty at the British churches. They had been chased about by mobs and in their flight they had to pass two nights in small boats. Captain Wise of the American cruiser Monocacy has been appointed by the allied forces as superintendent of Ton Ku. He is to undertake the duty of supervising the operation of the railway trains for the purpose of sending pro visions and ammunition to the Orient. Mrs. James, a lady missionary who has gone to Shanghai from Tien Tsin and Taku and who was present at the bombardment, says that while the Tien Tsin station was being fired upon the 14th of June she and many other wo men with children were awakened at 4 a. m. and after spending the early morn ing in the compound of the town hall they were sent to Ton Ku on flat cars. She was on the ship during the bom bardment with a number of other wo men and children. The residents of Taku who were on the Monocacy say the roar of cannon was deafening. The marines went ashore the day after .the capture of the forts and the ruins were covered with blood. Headless and arm- (Continued on Sixth Page.) Ml ARLIY 0 Host Put In the Field by Prince Tuan. Divided Into Corps and Work. Assigned. TO EXPEL FOREIGNERS. Northern Division Ordered to Clear Out Amur. Grief of Cantonese at De parture of Earl Li. St. Petersburg, July 18. A dispatch from Che Foo says: Prince Tuan has mobilized 950,000 men, divided into different corps. The northern corps has been ordered to ex pel foreigners from Ainur. The Pekin army which is divided into four corps is the first to begin operations. SORRY TO LOSE EARL LI. Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 17. Li Hung Chang, disregarding all attempts of Europeans and Chinese to persuade him to remain left Canton this morn ing for Pekin. Prior to his departure Chinese merchants and gentry of Can ton strongly appealed to the viceroy not to leave and presented a petition setting forth that Canton, so long the prey to the depredations of robbers and pirates, had become peaceful during Li Hung Chang's viceroyalty, that dis turbances had been repressed with a strong hand and the people enabled to live without being panic stricken when dogs barked. The petitioners, this pa per continued, learned with trembling that their protector was proceeding north and wept as at the loss of a parent. The absence of rebellion and piracy being solely due to the presence of Li Hung Chang, the merchants were1 ready to cast themselves before the wheels of his chariot to prevent his de parture. The Pekin army is divided into four corps, the first of which is to operate against Mukden and occupy the roads between Pekin and Shan Hai Kuan; the second is to concentrate at Tien Tsin and the third at Pekin, from w hence a column numbering 40,000 will be sent to Wei Hai Wei and Tsin Tau, while the fourth corps will concentrate at Nankin. There are now 23,000 Jap aneses troops in Chlna. The Chinese fleet is concentrating in the China sea and hostilities are ex pected. A dispatch from Nankin announces that Prince Tuan has ordered a great military movement owing to the ap pearance of the Japanese in China. The viceroy of Nankin has informed the for eign consuls there he can not be an swerable for events in Chao Sin Ning Po and Chu and Chau. The foreigners are fleeing to Shanghai. The position is alarming. Sixteen foreigners have arrived at Nankin from Ning Po, where the houses of foreigners have been burned and missionaries horribly mal treated. The rebellion has taken hold of Southern China. The foreigners at Chu and in Chau have been attacked and axe fleeing panic stricken. HOW THEY FIGHT. Japanese Account of the Operations Around Tien Tsin. Victoria, B. C, July 18. The steamer Empress of India brings detailed ad vices of the fighting at Tien Tsin. Col onel Shimamura, who commanded the Japanese troops at Tien Tsin prior to the relief of that place, has forwarded to his government a detailed report of the incidents from the time of the at tack until June 25. The report says in part: "The Chinese advanced determinedly to the assault. There were some hun dreds of them and they were carrying lighted torches. They advanced in a series of rushes and the Japanese al lowed them to get within close proxim ity before they opened fire. Then the Japanese fired several volleys from the Maxims and other small guns, and the "boxers, throwing away their torches fled. Afterwards, during the night, the Chinese only approached in parties of three or four, but made no resolute, at tack. They contented themselves with endeavoring to sneak up and fire the outbuildings. On examination, the bodies of the slain were found to be young men of 24 or 25, clad in silk and carrying pouches with Mauser ammuni tion. About daybreak on the 17th, some 1,500 Chinese, wearing red caps and red "belts approached, brandishing swords. As soon as they got within range two or three volleys were fired and they re tired hastily. This was but an advance party though far to the eastward was seen a large force -with a, number of large guns moving towards the native city. The allies watched them unlim bering their big guns and at 2:45 p. m. the Chinese began a furious bombard ment of the foreign concessions. Many of the shells fell between the British and German concessions. "Under cover of the artillery fire, the main body of the Chinese advanced against- the railway station, but they were beaten hack by the allies. The Germans guarding part of the city were attached by a large body of Chinese cavalry, and would have been over- powered had it not been for the timely arrival of the Japanese. With the com ing of the Japanese they advanced with a ringing cheer and the Chinese were routed. "On the 18th, at 7 a. m., the Chinese troops uniting their forces, attacked simultaneously from the north and west. The allies met and beat back each attack. "The Russian troops who were in the advance crossed the river and attacked the enemy from the front. They were followed by the English, Germans and Japanese. The Chinese were driven out of their position on the opposite side of the river. From near the native city, though they continued the bombard ment. Their shells were aimed mostly at the conspicuous buildings in the con cessions, Gordon hall and the Japanese consulates. "On the 19th the enemy's attack was' directed from the left bank. As before their shells were aimed at the foreign concessions and they succeeded in set ting fire to the Specie bank, which was burned to the ground. "On the 22d the bombardment was rer sumed. The shelling of the besieged concessions was continuous. The Cos sacks, who were patrolling, brought inr telligence in the afternoon that a force of 2,000 to 3,000 allies was advancing from Taku to relieve Tien Tsin and had arrived within sixteen miles of Tien Tsin. There was great joy when word was passed around of the approaching relief, and next morning, the allied force, attacking from the east and south drove off the enemy and the firing ceased." Another report published in the Japan press from Tien Tsin says that on June 22 the United States consulate was burned during the bombardment. The Japanese papers also tell of the exploit of a young employe of a com mercial house, named Waite, who dis guised himself as a boxer and accom panied by four Cossacks left the be sieged city of Tien Tsin on June 19. After four days of narrow escapes and flight from pursuing boxers, he and the Russians reached Taku on the 23d, with their letters which asked for reinforce ments. PLEADSFORVOTES Governor Roosevelt Stops in Milwaukee Long Enough. To Make a Strong Appeal For the Ticket. Milwaukee, Wis., July 18. Governor Roosevelt arrived here at 10:40 o'clock this forenoon on his homeward journey to New York. He will return direct to New York, reaching Chicago at 1 p. m., by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road and departing for New York at 5:03. Governor Roosevelt stated that he expects to begin his campaign about September 10, but the place of his open ing speech he has not yet determined and will be governed by circumstances yet to be developed. The vice presidential candidate was greeted in this city by a crowd of about 3,000 persons. He was introduced to the gathering by United States Sen ator Quarles, and was cheered most enthusiastically. Governor Roosevelt said in part: "I am glad to have the chance of say ing even a word to you and I speak in this campaign not merely to Republi cans: I appeal to all good citizens who hold the commonwealth dear; I appeal to the whole land who value our well being at home, to all who honor the flag and wish to see it upheld in the face of all powers of the earth. This campaign is more than a party cam paign. This is a campaign which is to decide at the outset of the twentieth century whether we are to stride for ward with the steps of a giant on the path which has been set out for us or whether we are to shrink backward. I appeal to the whole world who value prosperity. Judging the future by the past, you remember, four years ago, that our opponents prophesied that 'we can't be prosperous if we don't have 16 to 1 silver.' Has the prophecy turned out a lie? Don't trust them. Before, they prophesied misery if we won, and we won, and prosperity followed. Now if we should put them into power, you would see such a chaos of black misery and distress in this country as a cen tury and a quarter of life has never seen. I ask the support of all .men far-sighted enough to see where the material increase of the country lies and not willing to see the business wel fare of the country submerged in the tide of disaster. I ask the support of all honest citizens and business men who disbelieve in anarchy. I ask for their support in the name of decency with civic honesty and of liberty that comes only with order, and I ask the support furthermore of all brave men who know that the greatness of a na tion as of the individual comes only through effort to stand with us as we make this nation take her place in the forefront of the nations of mankind. "I see before me many men who wear the buttons which show that they fought in the great war and in a time that tried men's souls, they proved true. We (turning aside) only fought a little war. (Laughter.) You faced four years of trial and privations and hardships and saw the best and bravest among you shed their blood for the flag. Did you do that in pursuit of ease? The easy thing would have been to stay at home. You remembered this at the time when -the blanket . -proved too heavy by day and not heavy enough by night. I have been there. At that time if we had followed the adviee of the weak-hearted . we could have avoided all the bloodshed and trouble, the woe and misery that came to the women and children who stayed behind. You could have avoided four years of anx iety which followed the bloody defeats and if you had done so, we the sons would have hung our heads forever. Thank God the iron and blood of our forefathers who followed Grant and Lincoln still exist in this generation. May we show ourselves not unworthy of the men who fought from '61 to '65 and let us do our duty at home and abroad and uphold Mr. McKinley in the greatest political contest which has come up in this country that we have ever seen since the close of the civil war." The train bearing Governor Roose velt made short stops at Portage and Watertown, where several hundred peo ple greeted the vice presidential candi date. GEO. R. PECK JOINS TEDDY. Chicago, July 18. Governor Roosevelt, accompanied by Colonel Nutting of Davenport, la., and George R. Peck of Chicago, arrived here at 1 o'clock today from St. Paul. The party at once drove to the Auditorium where Colonel Roose velt made an informal call on Senator Hanna. . "I'm just hurrying home to New York," said the governor, "there are no political conferences or consultations on my schedule." Governor Roosevelt will leave at 5:30 this afternoon over the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern for New York. A WICKED ABSURDITY. Is What Gov. Roosevelt Calls the Democratic Position on the Philippines. St. Paul, Minn., July 18. Governor Roosevelt, of New York, addressed a most enthusiastic crowd in the Audi torium in this city last night. Thous ands of people besieged the doors of the hall two hours before they were opened. When at 7 o'clock the crowds were finally given a chance to get inside, every inch of space was filled in a few minutes. Thousands of persons surged about the streets, unable to gain en trance. The day session of the Nation al Republican League clubs convention was a tame affair to that presented when the Empire state governor arriv ed before the building just before 8:30 p. m. He was compelled to reply to the repeated calls for a speech. Governor Roosevelt said: "I intend to speak this evening in the hall and can say but a word to you now. All I can say now is to appeal to you as Republicans to stand by prin ciples of our great national party. I ap peal to you as men and as patriotic American citizens, to stand by us now to stand by the great party that stands for liberty and prosperity at home and abroad wherever floats the American flag." When the party entered the hall the governor was given a great ovation. The Twin City campaign glee club, an octette of well known singers, fur nished two selections and then Colonel Stone formally called the meeting to order. When the speaker of the evening: waa introduced the great crowd came to its feet and six minutes of cheers and ap plause swept the hall. When Roosevelt finally was able to make himself heard, he returned thanks for the reception that had been tendered him here. He thanked the Roosevelt club especially for its choice of a name and uniform. He said he was pleased at the honor, for it was a club of young men, and young men stood for much. The governor then spoke for decency and efficiency in pub lie life, for courage in carrying out what one believes. He had no use, he said for timid persons. Public officials should be honest, brave and have the saving grace of common sense. These were needed in public, Just as much as In private life. Continuing he said: "We have come here to begin work of a campaign more vital in its interest than has taken place since the civil war. We appeal not only to Republicans, but to all good citizens who are Americans, in fact as well as in name, to help us in re-electing President McKinley. It. was indeed of infinite importance to elect him four years ago. Yet the need is even greater now. Every reason that then obtained m his favor obtains now, and many more have been added. Four years ago the success of populistic democracy would have meant fearful misery, fear ful disaster at home: it would have meant the shame that is worse even than misery and disaster. Today it would mean all this, and in addition the immeasurable disgrace of abandoning the proud position we have taken, of flinching from the great work we have begun. President McKinley has more than made good all that he promised, or that was promised on his behalf and as the smoke clears away we see how utterly trivial are the matters because oi which his administration has been criticised, when compared with the im mediate substantial gains for American honor and interest which under that administration have been brought about." Referring to the Kansas City conven tion. Governor Roosevelt said: "The dominate note of the convention is insincerity. The convention which nominated Mr. Bryan was in character infinitelv below that which nominated him in 1S96. In 1896, for all their wild and dangerous folly, his advocates had at least the merit of sincerity in their fanaticism. However wrong headed, they knew what they believed and stat ed it without fear. In 1900 their actions were determined purely by policy, and the pandering to- the worst and most degraded passions in our national life, bad enough in all conscience sake in itself, was rendered infinitely worse be cause robbed of every vestige of hon esty and sincerity. It took them two days to find ovit what they believed about siK'er, and this was the only plank concerning which they took the trouble to find out their beliefs at alL They reasserted the doctrines of an archy which they had preached in '96, not because they longer believed in them, but because they hoped by an nouncing them to attract to themselves all men of unsound and violent mind." In the course of a bitter denunciation of the Democratic opositidn to the ad ministration's Philippine policy Roose velt said: "In China we see at this moment the awful tragedy that is found just exactly in such a movement as that which the so-called anti-imperialists have cham pioned in the Philippines. The boxers in China are the precise analogues and representatives of Aguinaldian rebels in the Philippines. Had we adopted the 'policy of scuttle' in the Philippines, the policy which our political opponents now champion, the streets of Manila would have witnessed such scenes as those of the streets of Pekin. To allow the Filisino rebels to establish their own so-called government and then to protect them against other civilized na tions would be exactly as if we now sided with the boxers in China, de manded for them the 'liberty' to butcher their neighbors, allowed them to establish their own independent gov ernment and then agreed to protect them from the wrath of civilized man kind. A more wicked .absurdity than the Kansas City proposition for deal ing with the Filipinos was never enun ciated by the representatives of a po litical party." Governor Roosevelt concluded his peroration at exactly 9:30 o'clock when the audience arose en masse and over 4,000 voices shook the air for about five minutes. A carriage was waiting at the door the governor entered at once, was driv en to the station and at 11:25 he was flying eastward on his journey home, with the fixed purpose of making a speech nowhere while en route. Weather Indications. Chicago. July 18. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Thursday; light variable winds. tiO EXTRA SESSION A Thing to Be Avoided Under Any Circumstances. Even if Minister Conger Has Been Murdered. OUR POLICY IS FIXED. No More Troops to Be Taken From the Philippines. A Further Depletion Is Regard ed as Unsafe. Washington, July 18. "There will ba no further withdrawal of troops from the Philippines for service in China. That is the policy determined upon and! that will be adhered to." A cabinet offi cer today made this statement and then added: "General MacArthur's dispatches on the necessity of retaining there all the troops save those already under orders, are clear, "It would be. unsafe to take any mora away." "Then, under no circumstances will the forces in the Philippines be drawn on?" he was asked. "I am not (foing to say that any con clusion reached is an absolute finality, but this much is positive. No develop ment in the situation is apprehended such as will call for a change in this policy as to our troops in the Philip pines in the present light of events. "We do not anticipate any extra ses sion of congress," he said. "What if Minister Conger and the other Americans are found to have been murdered?" he was asked. "We are proceeding at this present moment on the assumption that our people are murdered. I do not see why that should necessitate an extra ses sion. An extra session is hardly neces sary." "What if their murder was by or with the connivance of the .Chinese government?" "I do not believe an extra session ot congress would necessarily follow." "What about the decision of the com manders of the international forces that 80,000 troops are necessary for the cam paign?" "That is an old story," was the reply. "Admiral Kempff cabled that a week or ten days ago 60,000 men for the forward move on the capital and 20,000 to pro tect Tien Tsin and communication withi Pekin." Asked as to the possible effect of the Chinese attack on the Russian transport and Russian towns along the Man churian border, the reply was: "This may complicate the situation. I can not say whether or not it means actual war between the Chinese govern ment and Russia. The matter is be tween those two governments. We have nothing to do with it. We do mot know either what the actual facts are in the case." - - - - The war department today received a cablegram from General MacArthur dated Manila, July 18, saying that Col. Liscum's body was buried at Tong Ku on the 17th instant. BOERSlREM OUT Pass Through Roberts' Cordon With 1,500 Men and Artillery. London, July 18. The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts: Pretoria, July 17. Yesterday the ene my made a determined atack on the left of Pole-Carew's position and along our left flank commanded by Hutton. The posts held by the Irish fusiliers and Ca nadian mounted infantry, under Lieu tenant Colonel Alderson were most gal lantly defended. The enemy made re peated attempts to assault the positions coming in close range and calling to th Fusiliers to surrender. The enemy suf fered severely. They had 15 killed andi 50 wounded, and four were taken pris oners. The British casualties were 7 killed, including the Canadian Lieuten ants Borden and Birch, 30 wounded and 21 missing. Ian Hamilton's column advanced to Waterval, yesterday, unopposed and to day proceed to Haamans Kraal. Fifteen hundred Boers with five guns, managed to break through the cordon formed by Hunter's and Kundle's divis ion, between Bethlehem and Fieksburg. They were making toward Lindley, be ing closely followed by Paget's and Brjoadwood's brigades. Ini a dispatch dated today Lord Rob erts pays a tribute to Lieutenants Bor den and Birch, whom, in his dispatch given above, he reported killed. Lord Roberts says: "They were killed while gallantly leading their men in a center attack upon the enemy's flank at a criti cal juncture of their assault on one po sition. Borden was twice before brought to my notice in dispatches for gallant and intrepid conduct." WOOD SEES ROOT. Doesn't Knew Why He Was Called to Washington. Washington, July 18. Governor Gen eral "Wood, of Cnba, who arrived in Washington last night, reached the war department at 10:30 o'clock this morn ing and went immediately Into Secre tary Root's office. He said he knew very little about conditions in China or the reason for his having been called to Washington. He came heK; in re sponse to a telegraphic request from Secretary Root. General Wood .., said conditions in Cuba were, quiet and fa vorable. In response to a question as to wheth er he could spare more troops from there, he said no request had been made on him for troops, except for the three regiments which had been ordered from Cuba a month before the Chines trouble became so serious. He be lieved there would be an inquiry made as to how many troops he could spare, but he was not prepared to say any thing until he had discussed the ques tion with Secretary Root. The elec t Ions in Cuba passed off quietly, Gen eral Wood said, and the people there were taking much interest in the con stitutional convention which is to be held some time this fail.