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f LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JULY 20, 1900. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. s MM Chinese Minister at "Washing ton Receives a Cable Transmitted In the State Department. SIGNED "CONGER" IN ENGLISH It Was Sent Through the Tsung Li Yamen, Paris Also Has News of Safety of the Legations ARE STILL BEING BOMBARDED Foreigners Were Shut Up In British Legation Under a Continuous Fire of Shot and Shell. URGENT APPEAL FOR HELP. Message Sent July .18; and Is Considered Genuine. Washington, July 20 TheChinese min ister has received aciphercabledispatch from United States Minister Conger. It is in the state department cipher and is transmitted through the Tsung Li Ta men and the Shanghai Taotai. It con tains about 59 words and is signed in English with the name "Conger." Mr. Conger's telegram is as follows: "In British legation. Under continued Shot and shell from Chinese troops. Quick relief only can prevent general massacre." The message is cot dated, but it is un derstood was sent from Pekin on the JSth. No doubt is expressed by state department officials as to the authenti city of the message. It is understood that the message is dated the ISth. PARIS HAS RELIABLE NEWS. Paris, July 20. The foreign office has received information from a Chinese eource in which, however, certain reli ance may be placed, that the foreign ministers at Pekin have not been mas sacred. According to this information on July 7, the ministers were attacked and the legations burned, but the for eigners succeeded in crossing the city to Prince Ching's palace, which was then barricaded and the Europeans were holding their own up to the time the news left, July 9. Since then nothing has been heard from Pekin. HOW IT WAS DONE. Washington, July 20. The following Btatement has been given out at the state department: On the 11th of this month the state department communicated a brief mes sage asking tidings of Minister Conger in the state department code. Minister Wu undertook to get this into Minister Conger's hands, if he was alive. Ke has succeeded in doing this. This morning the state department received a telegram from Consul General Good row at Shanghai saying: The governor of Shan Tung informs me that he has received today a cipher message from Conger of the ISth." A few minutes later. Minister Wu appeared at the state department with a telegram from the Taotai of Shanghai dated 20th July, which had been re LIU the Cipher of ceived by Minister Wu at 8:30 o'clock this morning reading as follows: "Your telegram was forwarded as re quested and I send reply from the Tsung LI Yamen as follows: ' 'Your telegram of the 15th day of this moon (llthv July) received. The state department telegram has been handed to Minister Conger. Herewith is Minister Conger's reply to the state department." " This reply was in the state depart ment cipher and it is regarded by the state department as genuine inasmuch as forgeries seemed under the circum stances impossible. SAFE ON THE 11TH. Washington, July 20. The state de partment has Just issued the following bulletin: "The secretary of state received this morninjr a dispatch from Consul Fow ler at Che Foo dated midnight 19, say ing a Shanghai paper of the 16th said all foreigners murdered. Fowler wired the government demanding the truth. The governor replied that his courier left Pekin on the 11th and all then were safe, but Pekin, east city, had been carried by rebels with intent to kill.' CABINET COUNCIL CALLED. Washington.July 20. Following state ment is issued by the state department on Conger's telegram: As soon as Minister Conger's cable gram had been translated a cabinet council was called in the office of the secretary of state and all the cabinet ministers accessible are now in ses sion. In reply to a question Adjutant Gen eral Corbin said it was impossible to say what effect the receipt of Minister Conger's dispatch would have on the military operations in China or on our preparations here. He said he did not know but that increased military haste m.ght precipitate matters in China. A SHORT SESSION. The cabinet council between Secre taries Hay, Root and Long Iasted about fifteen minutes. The postmaster gen eral and secretary of the treasury did out atentd: K Stateme wa given out after the conference. IT a Minister Conger. CATCHES M'KINLEY AT CANTON. Washington, July 20. As soon as the cablegram from Minister Conger had been translated at the state department it was sent to the White House and transmitted to the president. Owing to the fact that his train did not stop dur ing the morning he could not be reached before he arrived at Canton. He reach ed there at 9:30 (central time) and the message was handed to him five min utes afterwards. M'KINLEY HEARS THE NEWS. Canton, O..July 20. At the station the president received the press dispatches on Minister Conger's message and also a telegram from the executive officials at Washington on the subject. There were many dispatches and other docu ments awaiting the attention of the president. CHINESE KILLED THEIR WOMEN. New York, July 20. A dispatch to the World from Che Foo, says: It is reported that after the allied armies recaptured the native city of Tien Tain last Saturday their shells set fire to the town. The Chinese before they fled killed all of their own women, it is reported, to prevent their falling into the foreigners hands. Native Chi nese here report that there are in and around Pekin, at least 300.000 Chinese troops and that the boxers are armed with the best and most modern weap ons. From all sources come the same tidings that the boxers have enormous supplies of modern arms and ammuni tion. Boxer leaders had organized plans for massacring foreigners in all the treaty ports as well as in the interior and a heavy reward was promised for each white head brought in. Rich loot was promised all. Especial stress is laid by Tuan's gen erals on the opportunity the troops will have of seizing white women. The story receives the full credence of the Europeans here. CHINA'S ATTACK UPON RUSSIA. New York, July 20. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Xrfndon, says: "During the course of an interview Sir Charles Dilke, the former liberal cabinet minister and the statesman who is universally regarded as being the principal authority in England on foreign affairs, said that he regarded the latest news from China as extreme ly grave. "Up to the invasion of Russian terri tory by the Chinese troops there was nothing to lead us to suppose that there was a direct and controlling government at Pekin. "The invasion of the Russian Amur province is a visible sign that there is a responsible government still in power. "If China were as we have believed until now, in the throes of civil war, neither of the contending parties would have time or opportunity to carry its hostile operations into a foreign coun try. "The Chinese attack upon Russia has all the appearance of being an act of imperial government at Pekin and the only interpretation to be placed upon this move is that the responsible Chi nese government at Pekin has pro claimed war upon Russia and upon the powers. "In this connection I must confess that I am much impressed by the fact that Li Hung Chang should have felt it incumbent upon him to comply with the summons to proceed to Pekin which has reached him from the imperial govern ment there. It is extremely significant and constitutes another proof there is a responsible imperial government in con trol at Pekin." JAPANESE SENTIMENT. Yokohama, Thursday, July 19. The United States battleship Oregon has ar rived at Kure where she will undergo temporary repairs. The leading papers still urge the dispatch of more troops to China butthereisagrowingsentiment against Japan's engaging in extended operations. The decision of the govern ment in the matter is not known; but another division from Sendai is on its way to embark at Ujina. Many refugees from China are arriv ing in Japan. SHANGHAI'S PERIL. New York, July 20. A dispatch to the World from London, says: The Daily Mail correspondent at Shanghai telegraphs under date of July 19: "The boxer menace is hourly ap proaching nearer. Shanghai city and the foreign settlements are full of sus picious characters and in the native quarters continually increasing num bers of armed Chinese are arriving from the north. "The troops in the Woosung forts are being reinforced daily and a number of new guns have been placed in position. "The foreign consuls today presented a united protest against these offensive preparations. Viceroy Li Kun Yih re plied that he would order the work of strengthening the forts to cease imme diately but the local commander still persisted in the operations and refused to heed the viceroy's remonstrances. "These forts completely command Shanghai and the guns already mount ed are capable of blowing the foreign, settlements to pieces in 12 hours." SIXTY MISSIONARIES KILLED. London, July 20. A dispatch from Shanghai received here this morning re ports that 60 missionaries and 100 native converts have been massacred by box ers at Tai Yuan. WOMEN DRAGGED THROUGH STREETS. London, July 20. The Shanghai cor respondent of the Daily Express says: "Intense indignation is felt here at the honors which the British in Hong Kong have accorded to Li Hung Chang, who is looked upon in Shanghai as the origi nator of the whole fiendish anti-foreign plot. "A Chinese merchant who has just ar rived from Pekin gives horrible details of the massacre. He says he saw Eur opean women hauled into the street by shrieking boxers, who stripped them and hacked them to pieces. Their dis severed limbs were tossed to the crowd and carried off with howls of triumph. Some were already dead, having been shot by foreign civilians. "He says he saw Chinese soldiers car rying the bodies of white children aloft on their spears, while their companions shot at the bodies. He gives other de tails too horrible to be particularized here. "It seemed that the boxer leaders had organized a plan including the offering of rewards and rich loot for the annihil ation of Europeans throughout China and that Prince Tuan's generals have emphasized the opportunity the sold iers have after seizing the bodies of white women." RUSSIANS HARD PRESSED. London, July 20. The Daily Express publishes the following from Che Foo, dated yesterday: "TheRussiansare hard pressed around Niu Chwang and have been expelled from Tien Chwang Tai, the scene of the great fighting during theChina-Japanese war. where they have sustained heavy losses. "They have also been compelled to abandon Tashichau by a large body of boxers and armed peasants. Here again the Russians lost heavily, but it is re ported that they succeeded in killing 700 'of their assailants. The Chinese have completely demolished the railway at Tashichau. The Russians are now mov ing on Neiu Chwang." The Russians, according to the latest news from St. Petersburg, have now completely defeated the Chinese and have occupied Blagovestchensk, capital of the Amur government, with a large force. Since General Gribski (not Gribovski), chief - of staff at Port Ar thur, has taken over the supreme com mand in Manchuria, reinforcements have been rapidly pushed up and the general situation has been greatly im proved. The Russian minister of the interior has issued a notice that the Siberian railway is closed to private traffic. There is little doubt the Russian authorities were not prepared for such an organized Chinese movement in Manchuria, but they have taken brisk measures and they believe that China will soon be too much pre-occupied with military operations around Pekin to conduct ser ious operations in the north. The Daily Mail's Shanghai correspon dent says: "Advices from Vladivostock state that the Chinese invasion of eastern Siberia has stopped the Russian advance from the north on Pekin. Russians have burned the Chinese town of Helampo and are taking very vigorous measures." Berlin telegrams dwell upon the im mense German interests in southeastern Siberia. They say that the many Ger man merchants, the numerous German employes and the immense stores of merchandise belonging to Germans in that territory will compel Germany to co-operate with Russia in resisting the Chinese. General Sir Arthur Power Palmer, commander-in-chief in India, said in the course of an interview in Simla yester day that no more British troops could be sent from India for- China, unless they could be replaced from South Africa. HOW THE NEWS WAS RECEIVED. Washington, July 20. After hope had almost been abandoned of hearing from the legations in Pekin the two" cable grams bearing tidings of the unfor tunates beset in the British legation were received this morning. First came a short, sharp word from Consul Gen eral Goodnow at Shanghai, an officer of the state department who will not be soon forgotten because of the im-' mense energy and zeal he has exhibited in securing information to meet the demand of the department in the excit ing days of the past six weeks. He gave notice that Minister Conger had at last been heard from directly and that his words were on the way to the state department. Scarcely had the cheering news reach ed Secretary Hay before Minister Wu came tearing down the asphalt streets from his legation in his automobile bearing in his hands the precious mes sage from Mr. Conger. The minister was perspiring and almost speechless with pleasure and excitement and even the elevator in the state department scarcely could meet his demand for haste in reaching Secretary Hay. Sec retary Hay had already prepared him self for the minister's presence, but nevertheless not knowing the nature of Mr. Conger's communication he sat in suppressed anxiety to receive the mes sage. . Mr. Wu himself was ignorant of what he had in his hand because the mes sage was in the state department cipher an apparently meaningless mass of fig ures and periods. Secretary Hay at once called for Sec ond Assistant Secretary Adee and the two distinguished officials themselves set to work translating the cipher into English. This occupied nearly half an hour. The first movement of Secretary Hay upon deciphering was to make a copy and dispatch this by messenger in haste to the White House, with a request to the telegraphers there to forward it at the earliest moment to President McKinley for his informa tion. Then Secretary Hay remembering the intense public anxiety to have tidings of the Americans in Pekin caused his private secretary to prepare copies of the message he had received thought fully accompanying them with an ex planatory statement and the copies were given to the newspaper men who by this time scenting the fact that news of the greatest importance had come began-crowding the broad corri dor before the secretary's office. Then Secretary Hay betook himself to the war department to convey the news in person to Secretary Root and to Secretary Long, who were together at the time. After the short consultation in Secre tary Root's office. Secretary Long upon emerging into the corridor was shower ed with congratulations by a large throng of department employes and newspaper men who had congregated there. As the one member of the cab inet who has consistently maintained during the dark days in which others had given up all hope of the safety of the foreigners in Pekin the news that our minister was alive a few days ago, was much in the nature of a personal triumph for him. His face beamed with the pleasure he experienced and he ex- (Continued on Sixth Pace.) BECKHAM CHOSEN Kentucky Democrats Renomi nate Youthful Governor By Acclamation to Fill the Un expired Term. MAKE FAIR PROMISES. Resolutions Pledge Amendment of Goebel Law. Republicans to Be Given a Show Until it is Done. ' Lexington, Ky., July 20. Governor Beckham was nominated by the Demo cratic state convention for governo? of Kentucky by acclamation 'at 3:05 this morning. After the names of Judge Black of Barboursville, and Judge Tarvin of Newport, were placed in nomination, a roll call of the convention was begun. When McLean county was reached at 3 a. m.. Governor Beckham had the votes necessary to nominate. Then Black and Tarvin's names were with drawn and the latter moved that the nomination of Beckham be made unan imous. The motion carried and Beck ham was escorted to the platform, where he made his speech of accept ance. It was 2 a. m. when Senator Blackburn presented the following report of resolu tions, which was adopted: We, the Democrats of Kentucky, in con vention assembled, do make the follow ing declaration of principles: First We heartily endorse the magnifi cent platform adopted by the national Democratic convention at Kansas Citv, July 4. 1900, and also the splendid ticket named by said convention, and pledge the Democracy of Kentucky to an earnest, cordial and active support of said ticket. Second The entire history of the Dem ocratic party has demonstrated that it has always been the champion and de fender of the rights of the great common people; that it has ever insisted that the will of the majority shall control and that the minority must cheerfully and willing ly acquiesce therein. It has always ad vocated, and still does, that all elections shall be fairly conducted and the result honestly ascertained. We recommend that the election law of 1SS8 (known as the Goebel law), which was enacted to pre vent the repetition of well known Re publican frauds in certain districts of this state, and which was a marked Improve ment upon the then existing law, but which has not proved sufficient for that purpose be amended to secure this end so thoroughly that the most hypercritical can And no excuse for charging fraud or unfairness to our- party in the conduct of the election. Until such amendments can be enacted by the general assembly we declare that the Republican party shall have representation on both the state and all county boards of election com missioners. We declare to the world that the mob and the assassin shall not be the arbitrators of the rights of the citizens of Kentucky, nor shall the penalty of an ap peal to the law and the regularly consti tuted authorities be death at the hands of assassins. Law and order must and shall prevail in Kentucky. Third We present to the people of Ken tucky the picture of an army of intimida tion, unlawfully quartered in the public buildings of the state; a state senator in the discharge of his duty to the state, stricken down by an assassin's bullet, fired from ambush in the executive build ing, then occupied by his political adver sary, who hoped to profit by his death; that adversary, arming, filling and sur rounding the building with armed men. Instructed to defy the civil authorities and prevent search for the assassins; that same political adversary and Republican ?retender, by force dissolving the legis ature in violation of the constitution, at tempting by military power to force the legislature to meet in a veritable slaugh ter pen for the Democratic members: driv ing its members through the streets of Frankfort at the point of the bayonet, forcibly preventing the legislature from meeting in its lawful and proper place; keeping armed riotous and disorderly men under the very window of the room where lay dying the assassin's victim; driving the court of appeals from the capitol: aiding with the soldiery and spurious par dons those lawfully accused of capital crimes to flee from Justice, and by mili tary force defying the writ of habeas corpus; the same Republican pretender fleeing from the state after indictment, and remaining a fugitive from justice, protected by an open violation of the con stitution of the United States, after hav ing declared to the people of the state: "I am a citizen of this state and amen able to its laws. I am not a criminal, neither shall I ever be a fugitive from justice. Whenever indicted I shall ap pear for trial." and we confidently de clare our belief that a majority of the people in Kentucky favor the preservation of law and order; of both civil and per sonal liberty, and the maintenance of con stitutional rights of the people Demo cratic doctrine, which is the hope and in spiration of every true Democrat. Fourth De denounce the action of Tov ernor Bradley in using and personally commanding the military force of the state to control the election and intimi date electors at the election of November, 1S99. in violation of the constitution and laws of the commonwealth. Fifth The Democratic party expresses the deepest and slncerest grief over the untimely end of its distinguished leader and friend of the great commonwealth. Governor William Goebel. His name and fame in and will remain a sacred heritage of the Democrats of Kentucky. Sixth We earnestly invite the support bv voice and vote of every sincere lover of civil and personal liberty to join with us in this campaign against the forces gathered under the banner of a govern ment bv assassination. The true man hood of Kentucky will not endorse assas sination as the means to obtain posses sion of office and we appeal to every Democrat and every good citizen of Ken tucky to unite with the Democratic party and thus express his detestation of a foul crime. We endorse the administration of Governor J. C. W. Beckham, and point with pride to its submission to and stead fast fealty to the law during the most troublous, exciting and perilous days of the commonwealth. Governor Beckham, the Democratic nominee for governor, is 30 years old and unmarried. He has served three terms in the legislature, and was the candidate for lieutenant governor last year with William Goebel. succeeding to the gov ernorship on the death of the latter, five months ago. The term is four years, and he is now a candidate for the unexpired term of three years. Bristow Reaches Out. Washington, July 20. Fourth Assist ant Postmaster General Bristow has established a postoffice at the United States naval station Pago-Pago. Island of Tutuilla, Samoa. Mrs. M. H. Hud son, wife of Chief Boatswain ' Hudson, United States navy, has been appoint ed postmistress at Pago-Pago. Dock Strike Ends. Rotterdam, July 20. The strike of dock laborers which had been in pro gress here fo rsome time is practically ended and work has been generally resumed. NEVER GATE UP. The President .Has Doubted Conger's Death All Along. Canton, O., July 20. The president's first news. of. Minister, Conger's dis patch was handed him' the instant he left the train by the Associated Press correspondent. Scanning the bulletin he gave evidences of pleasure at the news. Later when the state depart ment's statement reached him by the Associated Press adding strength to the genuineness of the news he was more visibly gratified. Those near the presi dent have known for days past that he has not glwn up hope that Minister Conger was alive. After the president had read all the news which followed the first bulletin he started for a drive with Mrs. Mc Kinley over the country roads. A SOAKING RAIN. From Two to Three Inches Fell in Northern Counties. 'A soaking rain fell over the middle and eastern portions of Kansas last night and early this morning. In the northern counties, where it was needed the most, from two to three inches fell, and as a result the prospects of a corn crop in that section are much brighter. The Santo. Fe general offices report that rain fell on every division with the exception of the western division, from Dodge City to Denver, last night In Oklahoma and New Mexico the rain was heavier than in Kansas. Another good soaking rain fell over the northern part of Kansas last night. The rain was general over the lines of the Rock Island from Omaha to the western part of Kansas. The western division Is clear while the others are cloudy. The temperature ranges from 65 to 75. On the Omaha division from 1 to 3 inches of rain fell, with some hail at Rokeby. On the Fairbury divi sion from 1 to 2 inches fell except at Mankato and Montrose, where the fall was very light. From 1 to 2 inches fell on the Horton branch and good rains visited the Herington and Chicasha divisions A peculiar fact is that in the last two or three rains the fall has been light at and around Mankato and neighboring towns, when on all sides the fall has been heavy. This section of the coun try is in need of rain. The corn crop this year will be lost if a rain does not come soon. HALF INCH IN TOPEKA. The elements slipped up on the weather forecaster yesterday and knocked his .predictions into a cocked hat. In the morning the forecast went out for fair weather. During the day a high barometer in Washington moved rapidly southeastward and sent the temperature down from 94 at 3 o'clock yesterday to 70 at midnight. The sud den change brought the rain, which commenced at 10:40 and ended at 4:30 o'clock this morning, a little over a half inch falling. The forecast to-day is "fair to-night except showers in east portion. Saturday fair and warmer." The maximum temperature up to 11 o'clock this morning was 67 and the minimum 63. The wind was north, blowing six miles an hour. AZUMAlHCTIVE 200 Persons Killed or Injured by Volcano. Yokohama, Thursday, July 19. Mount Azuma, near Bandaisan, which was the scene of a volcano disaster in 1888, broke into eruption Tuesday, July 1". Two hundred persons were killed or in jured. Several villages were engulfed by the streams of lava from Mount Azuma, and great damage was done in adjacent districts. THREE ARE KILLED Train Men Suffer in Rock Island Wreck. Passenger and Freight Trains Collide in Indian Territory. Engineer Richard Brooks, Fireman Geo. Meyers and Brakeman L. Nichols were killed in a Rock Island wreck this morning. The wreck occurred this morning at 2:05 when passenger train No. 1 met the first section of northbound freight train No. 98 about three-quarters of a mile west from siding No. 7 near Minnekah, I. T. Passenger train No. 1 is the Fort Worth train which leaves Topeka at 1 o'clock in the afternoon . It met the freight train in a head end collision. The freight train was towing a dead engine to Chickasha and all three engines, a mail car and several freight cars were piled up. The engines were badly dam aged. Three trainmen were killed in the ac cident. They were: Engineer Richard Brooks, Fireman George Meyers of the passenger and Head Brakeman L. Nich ols of the freight train. Engineers Headly and Seeley and Fireman Milli can on the freight engines were injured. Just how badly has not yet been learn ed. Medical assistance was sent as soon as possible. None of the passengers were killed or injured. The cars which left the track were piled up so that it will take until about 6 o'clock this evening to get the debris cleared away. A work train was immediately sent out and a temporary track was laid around the wreck and trains were only delayed a few hours. Siding No. 2 is only a siding where trains pass, and there is no depot there. The passenger train was running at a good rate of speed when the accident occurred and it is fortunate that the wreck was not more serious than it was. It is announced by the officials in this city that the blame is attached to the crew on the freight train and that the wreck was caused by a supposed mis understanding of orders on their part. WIN AGREES. Atchison Man Will Not Stand in Way of Fusion. Nomination For Associate Jus tice Must Be Unanimous. APPEARS INDIFFERENT Does Not Know Whether Name Will Be Presented. May Mean the Nomination of a Democrat. D. C. Tillotson, chairman of the na- tional Free Silver Republican commit tee, has obtained from Judge David Martin, as the result of a conference, a promise to withdraw, if necessary, in the interest of harmony, and not permit the use of his name in connection with the office of associate Justice at Fort Scott. This conference was prompted by tha Idea that the associate justiceship may cause a split in the convention. The Populists are assumed to be of the opin ion that "Martin must be nominated." James W. Orr and B. P. Wraggener are of the opposite opinion, and this view is) held by leading Democrats, the senti ment of that party being against Judge Martin. The indications have been that the Democrats would insist against Martin, and that the Populists might throw tha fusion arrangement to the four winds and name him. However, Judge Martin will not per mit the conventions to take this action. He states positively that under no cir cumstances will he accept the nomina tion and make the race as a Populist nominee. The nomination must be made, if he is placed on the ticket, by the Sil ver Republicans, the Democrats and the Populists. This position on the part of Mr. Martin will avoid the split which has been anticipated. "I will decline the nomination if it be otherwise made," he says. "But this is all purely speculative," said Judge Martin. "I do not know that my name will be presented to the Fort Scott convention. I do not know that it will be mentioned. I have not authoriz ed any person to place me in nomina tion, nor have I forbidden the use of my name. If all of the fusion forces de sire me for their candidate I would make the race, but if any one of the three state conventions would make some other choice I could not accept. It Is more to be desired that we win this year than that the ambition of some in dividual may be gratified." ANDREE'S REMAINS. Believed to Have Been Found on East Coast of Hudson Bay. Chicago, July 20. A special from Fort William, Ont., to the Times-Herald, says: Indians hunting on the east coast of Hudson Bay have brought word to the Hudson Bay company's post on the west coast of James Bay that they found last spring a vast quantity of wreckage, the bodies of two men, and a man in the last stage of the death struggle. The Indians reported that they could not understand the language he spoke, but that it was not English. He died while they were there and they returned to the trading post without bringing any evidence of the strange occurrence. It is. believed by the officials of the Hudson Bay company that the Indiana witnessed the ending of Andree's at tempt to reach the north pole by balloon. They had never seen a balloon, but from their description of the other wreckage the officials are firmly convinced that it was the remnants of Andree's air ship. A party guided ty the same Indians has been sent out to bring evidence to establish the identity of the party. Early last fall people near Moose fac tory asserted they saw a large balloon passing over to the northward and this tends to confirm the story of the Indian hunters. OUR POLICY IN CHINA. As Decided Upon at Recent Cabinet Meetings. Chicago, July 20. A special to the Times-Herald from Washington, says: As a result of the cabinet meetings held Tuesday and Thursday, the policy of the United States concerning the great world crisis in China 13 fully ami definitely decided upon. The substance of this policy is as follows: First The United States will under no circumstances join in the partition of China among the powers. Second The United States will use all its influence, to the utmost extent, short of war with European nations, to pre vent the dismemberment of the Chinese empire. Third The United States proposes to have a voice In the settlement of the Chinese trouble and its voice will ever be raised against spoliation and in fa vor of preservation of China's territor ial and governmental entity, along the lines set forth in Secretary Hays note to the powers dated July 3. Fourth The United States will not declare war upon China on the present showing of facts, no matter what other powers may do. Fifth The United States acting inde pendently and for itself, will cooperate with the other powers in restoring order in China, in punishing all officials, high or low, found guilty of crimes against human life, in setting up a stable gov ernment that may give guarantees of security of life and property and free dom of trade. Satolli Promoted. Washington, July 20. It is learned from an official source that Cardinal Francis Satolli. first papal delegate to this country, 1893-97, has been appoint ed prefect of the propaganda by Pops Ijeo XIII. Weather Indications. Chicago, July 20. Forecast for Kan- sas: Fair except showers in east por tion tonight; Saturday fair and warmer variable winds.