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f I 1 r1 LAST EDITION. 5';;-gIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, -SEPTEMBER 14, 1900. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. ONG LISTS OF HIE DEAD. Hundreds of Bodies Still Be- isaii Mm. Many Crssnated With Wrecks of Homes. THE WORKLTO PEOPLE Were Chief Sufferers in the Great Storm. Relief Continues to Go For ward in Great Amounts. THE IDENTIFIED DEAD. Publislied List of Lost Now Numbers 2,701. Relief Fund Approximates $1,000,000 and Growing. Houston, Tex., Sept. 14. The Post to Bay prints a list of 2,701 names of the Galveston dead, compiled from various sources, but believed to be authentic. There were hundreds of bodies burned, buried at sea and in the sand, of which no Identification was possible. There were other hundreds who were buried on the beach of the mainland, few of whom have been identified. There are many bodies still in the ruins of Galves ton and scattered along the beach of the mainland and In the marshes, where they were thrown by the water. Some of these bodies have been sent twenty miles inland along small water courses by the rush of high waters. Taking all things into consideration, there seems no longer any doubt that the number of dead will reach beyond the estimates of 5,000 which have been made by Mayor Jones, Major P. G. Lowe and other re liable citizens of Galveston. One thousand three hundred refugees arrived here from Galveston last night and are being cared for as well as possi ble. Four buildings have been set apart for the benefit of the refugees, but of the 1,500 who have reached here so far, not more than 800 remain in the public charge, the remainder of them having gone to the homes of relatives and friends. The owner of the steamer Law rence has ordered the boat turned over to Adjutant General Scurry who is in charge at Galveston, and the transpor tation of people from Galveston to the interior will proceed faster. There have been delays in transporting provisions because of a lack of boats, but there are more boats now, and the work today will be faster and more complete. The Western "Union has got a wire Into Galveston but as there are no poles standing the wire would not remain in working. condition long. The company has a 19-wire cable across the bay and expects to have it working In a few days. The Postal company is putting forth its best effotrs and will also have di rect communication with Galveston in a few days. The wires of both com panies at Houston are overburdened with messages. Agents of several of the Insurance companies are passing .through to Gal veston. They say there is certain to be much confusion but they do not know what action will be taken by the com panies concerning the payment of claims without proof of death, which, in many cases, will be impossible. Contributions of money continue to come in, as do supplies of all sorts. Houtson, Tex., Sept. 14. The Post to- Austin, Tex., Sept. 14. The fund for the relief of the Galveston sufferers now aggregates nearly $1,000,000 and probably will reach $1,500,000 by tomorrow night. Most of this amount is in the hands of Governor Sayers, who will direct the work of expending it. DISPOSING OP THE DEAD. Galveston, Sept. 14. The work of dis posing of the dead continues. Several hundred bodies are still buried beneath the wreckage. Thirty-two sand mounds marked with small boards attract at tention on the beach near Twenty-sixth street and tell the story of where about 75 bodies have been laid to rest. In the extreme western part of the city about 60 bodies were cremated with wreckage of the homes of the unfortunate victims. A conflict of authority due to a mis understanding precipitated a temporary disorganization of the policing of the city yesterday. It seems that when General Scurry, adjutant general" of Texas, arrived in the city with about 00 militia from Houston, he conferred with the chief of police aa to the plans tor preserving law and order. An order was issued by the chief of police to the effect that the soldiers should arrest all persons found carrying arms unless they showed a written or der signed by the chief of police or mayor giving them permission to go armed. The result was that about fifty citizens wearing deputy sheriff badges Srexe arrested by the soldiers and taken to police headquarters. The soldiers had no way of knowing by what authority the men were acting with these badges and would listen to no excuses. After a hurried conference between General Scurry and Sheriff Thomas it was de cided that all deputy sheriffs and all persons appointed, as special officers shall be permitted to carry arms and pass In and out of the guard lines. The deputy sheriffs and special and regular police now police the city during the day time and the militia take charge of the city at night. NO PRICE TO GALVESTON. Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 14. The fol lowing telegraphic correspondence has passed between the mayors of Houston and Little Rock: "Houston, Tex., Sept. 13. To W. R. Duley, Mayor of Little Rock: Send here all donations of hay and potatoes that you can get for Galveston. Wire prices of more potatoes to be brought by re lief committee; important; hurry. S. H. BRASHEAR, Mayor." "S. H. Brashear, Mayor, Houston: We ship you from here one ear hay today and clear the market of potatoes; also ship one car potatoes from St. Louis tonight.- Can put price on nothing for Galveston. W. R. DULEY." CALIFORNIA'S CONTRIBUTION. San Francisco, Sept. 14. The total amount subscribed in this city to the Galveston relief fund is now about $11, 500. Los Angeles has raised over $4,000, and other cities and towns are con tributing liberally. One car load of pro visions and clothing has already been dispatched and four others will be added to the train before it leaves the state. CONDOLENCE FROM PERU. Lima, Peru, Sept. 14. The house of representatives has adopted a. motion to send a cablegram to the president of the United States expressing the condolence of the people of Peru over the catas trophe at Galveston. FORTY HOURS AT THE KEY .. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 14. Since Sunday every telegraph wire entering or leaving St. Louis and every operator has been working from fourteen to twenty-four hours a day sending and receiving tele grams to and from the stricken district in Texas. At the Postal company's main office. Chief Operator Hancock said that one of his men worked for 33 hours at a stretch. At the Western Union office the longest record was more than forty hours. None of the men has had more than six hours away from the key since Sunday. The women operators have no been called upon to work so long. As a rule they have been on duty only about twelve hours a day. Neither Manager C. Daugherty of the Postal nor Assistant Superintendent Frankel of the Western Union attempts to make an estimate of the number of messages that have been handled. Both, however, say that all records in St, Louis have ben broken. - FUND STARTED IN BERLIN. Berlin, Sept. 14. A meeting will be held in the United States embassy for the purpose of raising a fund for the aid of the Texas sufferers. BUT ONE HOUSE LEFT. Seabrook, Tex., Sept. 14. There are but few people left here, and they are starving and need clothing. Thirty three out of thirty-four houses have floated away, and twenty-one persons were drowned in this little place. The distress is appalling. (Signed) R. H. LARABER. VELASCO PEOPLE HOMELESS. Houston. Tex.. Sept. 14. E. D. Dor chester, manager of the Velasco Ter minal railroad, has reached this city. He says three-fourths of the Velasco people lost their homes and four per sons were drowned. Eight bodies were washed ashore at Surfside, supposed to be from Galveston. At Quintana. 75 per cent, of the buildings are destroyed. No lives were lost there, though a number of persons were Injured. LITTLE DAMAGE TO ELEVATORS. Galveston, Tex., Sept. 14. J. C. Stew art, the grain elevator builder, has ar rived here, responding to a telegram from General Manager M. E. Bailey of the Galveston Wharf company. After inspecting the grain elevators and their contents he said that not 2 per cent, of the grain elevators had been damaged. The wheat would be loaded into vessels just as rapidly as they came to take It. Ships are needed here at once. Mr. Bailey has put a large force of men to work clearing up each of the wharves, nnd the company will be ready for new business all along the line within the next eight days. The wharves have been damaged very little outside of the wreckage of the sheds. With the wreck age cleared away, Galveston will be in as good shajje for business as she was a few years before there were any wharf sheds even in better shape, because there are more piers and better ones. Supt. Warren of the Houston Direct Navigation company stated that the company was not ready for any busi ness at present, as the remnant of its fleet is wholly engaged in the relief work. Twelve of the eighteen barges of the company are lost or missing. TO REBUILD ON BETTER LINES. Dallas, Tex., Sept, 14. A special from Galveston says: Congressman R. B. Hawley, who was In Washington at the time of the storm, arrived in this city yesterday. When seen at the Tremont hotel, he .said: "Work of a vast importance is to be undertaken here, on different lines from those that have been our habit hereto fore. There are storms elsewhere. Storms of more frequency and of greater inten sity. They -isit the coast of England. They blow throughout the Great Lakes and along the shores of the Atlantic on the New England coast. "If they build as we build, they would be down and out nearly every year; but thev build structures to stay, and we must rebuild our: city on different lines and in a different manner that will re sist the gales as they do. "As we have to continue business through this port, we must in our con struction do it on the same lines em ployed by Boston, New York, Buffalo and Chicago, the stability of which was plainly illustrated in some structures re cently erected in our community. The port is all right. The fullest depth of water remains. The jetties with slight repair are intact, and because of these conditions, which exist nowhere else for the territory and people it serves, the restoration will be more rapid than may be thought, and the flow ef commerce will be as great and for the courage and fortitude to look beyond the unhappy events of today, as prosperous and se cure as any part of our prosperous coun try." TO BUILD A UNION BRIDGE. New Orleans, Sept. 14. A special from Galveston, Tex., says: J. W. Maywell, general superinten dent, and J. -W. Allen, general freight agent, of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas , AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF Masonic Temple. Taking Bodies to the Morgue. View of Galveston Harbor. t View of Bay Looking East Texas University Medical Department. Rescuing the Drowned. railway, have arrived here for the pur pose of conferring with General Man ager Polk of tiie Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, and Manager Hill of the Galveston, Houston & Henderson railway, with the object of combining their efforts on the reconstruction of one bridge for all rail ways entering Galveston for the time being and thus secure an early resump tion of traffic and the partial restora tion of business in Galveston. Such a plan, it is believed, will be adopted. Among the foreign steamers which were grounded by the storm on Pelican fiats, north of the city, the Norwegian steamer Gyller and the Britsh steamer Norma p.re off and berthed alongside the wharf. The British steamer Benedict 13 expected to be floated without much difficulty. The British steamers Hilari ous and the Kendall Castle, which were carried out further into the flats, will have to be canalled out. The Norma, which was carried through the railway bridges into the west bay, and the British steamer Taunton, which was carried in a northwest direction twenty seven miles up the bay and stranded near Cedar Point, will, in all probability, remain as evidence of the frightful velocity of the wind which prevailed last Saturday night. The steamer Alamo is still grounded on the northren edge of the channel, opposite Twenty-fourth street, and It is expected it will be float ed without much difficulty after she is lightered of her cargo, which will be done as soon as barges are obtained. BRINGING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS. Galveston, Tex., Sept. 14. At a meet ing of the general committee yesterday Joseph Lee Jameson.state revenue agent, appeared as a special commissioner from Governor Sayers. He stated the gover nor desired a committee of representa tive citizens of Galveston to come to Austin in order to confer with him in regard to the situation here. A commit tee was appointed to meet the governor. This committee will leave for Austin this afternoon. After adjournment of the general committee, the committee on correspondence sent the following tele gram: "Galveston, Sept. 13 To the Associated Press, Memphis, Tenn.: Our most urgent present needs are disinfectants, lime, cement, gasoline stoves, gasoline, charcoal furnaces and charcoal. Nearby towns also may send bread. For the remainder of our wants money will be most available because we can make purchases from time to time with more discretion than miscellaneous contribu tors would exercise. We have to report that we are beginning to bring order out of chaos and offer our profound grati tude for the assistance so far received. (Signed), "W. C. JONES, Mayor. "M. LASKER. "J. D. SKINNER. "C. H. McMASTER. "R. G. LOWE. " "CLARENCE OUSLEY. i ' '"Committee." Mr. Lasker stated to the committee that there was a great scarcity of ma terial In the city to make buildings habitable and that prices had been greatly advanced on the small stocks remaining. He said a barrel of cement which ordinarily sells for $2 has been ad vanced to $S. The Mexican Cable company has got ten both ends of its cable and expects to establish communication via the City of Mexico this evening. The Western Union Telegraph company has succeed ed in getting up a temporary wire, but last night the wire was cut down in several places by persons, who, it is sup posed, thought it was a stray wire. The Postal company hope to get a wire working this afternoon. The first message was sent out of Galveston yes terday at 4:16 over a wire of the West ern Union company. The company has laid a cable across the channel and through it they transmitted the mes sage. Last night a special train of tent age and supplies arrived from St, Louis, I Postoffice trnr' tog 7--3rvr-s:33 a at Houston, and the contents will be for warded by water today. CAN'T KILL GALVESTON. Dallas, Tex., Sept. 13. In a special to the News from New York Henry Mai lory of the Mallory line has this to say as to the future of Galveston: "Naturally Texas will seek an outlet through a Texas harbor, and there is no other harbor in that state equal to the one in Galveston, and even if the city were wiped out, men with money would begin to build there. Locally Galveston has suffered great less, but it does not deprive the city of its value as a port." He says regular and semi-weekly sail ings to Galveston will continue uninter ruptedly, the San Marcos leaving today, one day behind her schedule, and the Concho will follow Saturday. Both steamers will carry large quantities of stores contributed here for the relief of the needy at Galveston and surrounding territory. FIRST .WEDDING SINCE THE STORM. New Orleans, Sept. 14. A special fr"om Galveston says: The British steamer Woodlelgh, for Havre, and the Spanish steamer Bamon De Larrinaga for Newcastle on Tyne, have sailed. The latter went to sea drawing 23.6, demonstrating that the channel has not been shoaled. Subscrip tions made to the relief fund and'pub lished are as follows: Southern Pacific Railway company $5,000; White-Screw company $1,000; City of Beaumont, $7,500; Houston Brewing company $500; Thomas Taylor $500. Last evening at the Tremont hotel oc curred a wedding that was not attended with music and flowers and a gathering of merrymaking friends and relatives it was peculiarly sad. Mrs. Brice Rob erts expected some day to marry Ernest Mayo; the storm which desolated so many homes deprived her of almost ev erything on earth; father, mother, sister and brother. She was left destitute. Her sweetheart, too, was a sufferer. He lost much of his possessions in Dickin son but he stepped bravely forward and took his sweetheart to his home. MOSTLY WORKING PEOPUE. Few Names of Prominence in List of Dead. Houston, Tex., Sept. 14. There are really few prominent names in the list of dead from Galveston. Most of them are people who were not well known out side their own circle of acquaintances. The class of people who are dead were working people, small tradesmen and small professional men and their fam ilies. The reason for this is plain, in asmuch as the greatest force of the hurricane was exerted against the east end, west end and the water front, while in the center of the city, where the peo ple of greater prominence lived there was not so much loss of life. Following is an additional list of Gal veston's dead : Andrew, Mrs. A. and family. Bell, Alfred, wife and two sons and daughter. Boedecker, Chas. Berier, Mrs. Lucy. ! Brooks, J. T. Bland, Mrs. and seven children. fCxil ored.) Bell, Henry. Bankers, Mrs. Charles. Beach, Miss Nina of Victoria. Boedecker, H., father, brother and sis. ter-in-law. Barnard, Mrs. , Brown, Winnie M. Becker, John, wife and daughters. May and Vida. Bellew, Mr. and Mrs. J. and daughter. Crawford, Reyburn. Carson, Frank C. Chaffee, Mrs. and child. Christian, John. Campbell, Will. Curry, Mrs. Martha J. and Miss Louisa Carven, M., wife and daughter. Carnett. Mr. and wife. Clinton. Mrs. Mary and children, Geo. HURRICANE - SWEPT GALVESTON. and Custom House. ft-- t " n ' 1 A., Horace, Lee W., Joseph B., Willie B. and Freddie. Demsie, Mr. and Mrs. Day, Willie. Dunnin, Mrs. and three children. Dierke, Henry and family. Day, Alfred, found in a tree. Darfee, Mr. and Mrs. and two daugh ters. Dammill, W. D. and wife. (Colored.) Dunham, George R. and wife. Dunham, George R., jr., and two chil dren. Donnelly, Nicholas. Ducer, Madeline and Octavla. Davis, Miss Emma, Drewa, H. A. Demesie, Mrs., and two sons. Dowles, Samuel, wife and one child. Davis, Mrs. Mary, and children, Carrie, Alice, Lizzie and Eddie. Evans; Mrs. Kate, and two children. Falkenhaxger, George, and wife. Forget, Julius. Freither. Mrs. Fritz. Frau, Mrs. August, and daughter. Faby, C. S., wife and two children. Foster, Mrs. Augusta. Freise, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. M. Forbush, John and Freddie. Kretwell, Mrs. S. F. Fairer, Miss Nannie, of Sullivan. Frank, Antonio, wife and daughters. ' Gaite, A. E., and family. Gentry, Charlotte (colored). Gonzales, Andrew, wife and daughter Pauline. Graham, Mrs. H., and baby. Garnett, Robert F. Gibson, Prof., and family. Gibson, Mary C. Gullet, Colonel, of Victoria. George, H. K., and family. Grey. H. K.. and family. Grey, Randolph, four children and sister-in-law. Garialdi, August. Holland, Mrs. James. Higgin3, Mrs. Hildebrand, Fred. Harris, Miss Rebecca. Hubbell, Misses Maggie and Emma. Heubner, Mrs. A., and boy. Haughton, Willie O. (Continued on Third Page.) rVTKINLEY AT HOME. President Begins' Where He Left Off Five Weeks Ago. Canton, O., Sept. 14. Canton is again the nation's capital from which affairs of state are largely conducted. Prac tically the routine that was interrupted five weeks ago by the return to Wash ington was resumed at the McKinley home today. Secretary to the President Cortelyou and clerks from the executive office at Washington took possession of the office quarters of the home and found themselves almost overwhelmed with matters which had accumulated during the several days of travel. Thi3 matter was largely official rountine. The president also found himself del uged with telgrams and letters con gratulating him on his letter of accept ance and commending the sentiments therein expressed. Among the callers during " the day was former Senator Mitchell, of Oregon. He had a short conference with the president, and ex pressed confidence of a good Republi can situation in the northwest, "Weather Indications. Chicago, Sept. 14. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight, preceded by showers and thunder storm3, in east portion this afternoon or tonight; cooler, high south erly shifting to northwest winds. United States Marshal Sterne has re turned from Wichita, where he has been attending United States court. The court will probably remain in session all week. City Hall. WILL SHUT DOWr Pennsylvania Coal Barons Out line Their Policy With Reference to the Strike at Anthracite Mines. WILL EOT ARBITRATE Neither Will Tliey Attempt to Hire New Men. Union - Officials Issne a State ment of Their Case. "New" York, Sept. 14. R. M. Oliphant, president of the Delaware & Hudson railroad, says he has not replied, and will not reply to the telegram from John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers of America, demanding arbi tration of the difficulties existing be tween the company and its men. He called attention to the fact that it was sent from Indianapolis Wednesday af ternoon at 4:20, and that it was re ceived by him at 4:42, and that the strike order was issued at 5:50. "It seems to me," said Mr. Oliphant, "that that tells the wfiole tale. I received Mr. Mitchell's telegram at eighteen minutes to 5, read it, and then went upstairs, and found the Erie people reading theirs. Mr. Mitchell, therefore, gave us less than an hour to decide whether we would submit to arbitration certain grievances that he did not name. Mr. Mitchell has said that this telegram was one last effort to settle the troubles. So far as I am aware this is the first attempt he ever made to settle the mat ter. Surely, I had never heard from him before; and then I was given about three-quarters of an hour to make up my mind. "This, with the exception of a commu nication from certain walking delegates, is the only intimation I have received that our men were dissatisfied or that they proposed to strike. The communi cation came some days ago. It con sisted of a number of proposals which I was directed to sign and return at once.. I might as well have declared the company bankrupt as to have signed that paper, and of course I did not. I have always been ready to treat with our men, and am ready to do so now. But no delegation from them has ever appeared, and we have yet to learn from our men themselves that they are dissatisfied with their treatment. We do decline to treat with Mr. Mitchell and the. organization he represents. The trouble has all been fomented by the bituminous mine owners. I am confident that the anthracite unions have no real grievances. "We shall not attempt to fill the men's places. We shall shut down the collieries and wait for the men to re turn. We have no desire to foment dis order and shall not encourage It by bringing In new men." William V. S. Thome, of the Pennsyl vania Coal company, which employs 8.000 men, declared that he took a sim ilar position. This company, he added, would make no effort to put new men at work unless the strike was indefi nitely prolonged. STILL WORKING AT HAZELTON. Hazelton, Pa., Sept. 14. Everything is quiet in the Hazelton region today. Not a colliery is idle or short handed and op erations are in full blast, every miner (Continued on Sixth Page.) EARL LJJTARTS. The Great Chinaman LeaTes Shanghai For Pekin. Prince Ching Is on the Ground Already. PEACE AT ANY PRICE. That Is the Substance of His Instructions; Nothing Will Be Done Until li Hung Chang Arrives. Shanghai, Sept. 14. LI Hung Chang starts for Pekin today. Pekin, Sept. 5, via Shanghai, Sept. 14.' Prince Ching arrived here yesterday, ac companied by an escort of British and Japanese cavalry. He spent the night in his own palace.- Sharp diplomatic play is expected for an advantage, but any definite negotiations will not taka place until LI Hung Chang has arrived, and the question of his authority shall have been disposed of. The Japanese minister to China, Baron Noshii state ! to a representative of the Associated Press that he wished an investigation to be made of Li's credentials, as he be lieved that Prince Ching was the only man with authority in the premises. The Associated Press representative saw Prince Ching today, thanks to the courtesy of the Japanese guards. The. prince said toe trusted that in the lmme ate future everything would be settled ' satisfactorily. He thought the treatment of Pekin unnecessarily cruel and that . was especially true as regarded private property. He had come to Pekin, he said with full authority from the em peror to obtain peace by any necessary sacrifice but he felt sure the generosity of the powers would not exact anything degrading to the dignity of China or en clochment upon Chinese territory, anil he hoped within a month to see the har- . vest gathered and homes being rebuilt. Prince Ching thinks a great blow has been given to Chinese commerce but' does not believe the loss to the city is irreparable for a more magnificent one may arise from the ashes. The Russians expect LI Hung Chan.ir to arrive here within a few days. They do not want to commit themselves in any way until he comes, though they say they are willing to hear what Priuca Ching has to say. TAKES 125 PEOPLE. Shanghai, Sept. 13. The municipal council has granted LI Hung Chang per mission to sail. He will travel with a retinue of 125 persons and will leave the foreign settlements tomorrow, Fri day, to joint the steamer Anping for the north. Reports from Cha Ting and Sen Fu, western Szchuen, say the most of the property of foreigners has been looted or burned. The foreigners have been Invited to place themselves under official protac tion, ASSASSIN IDENTIFIED. Pekin, Saturday, Sept. 8. There was a grand thanksgiving service today in the Cathedral for the preservation of the lives of those who were besieged by the Chinese here. Ail the Roman Catholics and many officials and soldiers were present. Baron von Ketterler's murderer tia3 been identified by Interpreter Corder. The murderer declares he was ignorant of the identity of his victim. YUNG LU IN IT. Washington, Sept. 14. Minister Wu notified the state department this morn ing that he had received a cablegram' from Li Hung Chang stating that he would leave Shanghai today for Pekin; also that Yung Lu is to be associated with Earl Li and Prince Ching as peace negotiators. SITUATION SUMMARIZED. Washington, Sept. 14. The Chinese .minister called at the state department this morning to say that he had re ceived a dispatch from Li Hung Chang, stating that the latter would leave Shanghai today, going first to Tien Tslnv and thence to Pekin. Mr. Wu felt sat isfied that LI departed from Shanghai probably on one of the many merchant ships centering there, unless the re ported action of Russia has caused 4ilm to reconsider his proposed departure. According to these reports Russia has insisted that the emperor shall return and assume full direction of the gov ernment, entirely displacing the empress dowager, and that-Prince Tuan shall be punished for his part in the recent trouble. It Is said these demands have been made to Li Hung Chang. Mr. Wu is entirely without information on these points, but expressed some doubt as to whether such steps had been taken. Even more Important than the de parture of Li was the information con veyed by Minister Wu that an imperial decree named Yung Lu to join with Prince Ching and LI Hung Chang as a commission to negotiate peace. Yung Lu is the commander of the northern, army in China, and during the recent troubles he was Identified with the anti foreign sentiment. His appointment is not likely to be well received by the powers, for besides his recent per formances he is Identified with the ob structive element in China. The Chi nese commission now appears to be complete, comprising Li Hung Chang, Prince Ching and Yung Lu. No men tion is made of the appointment of the vice roys of Nankin and Wu Chang, who have been recommended by Earl Li, and It Is the opinion of Minister Wu that their -service is inexpedient because of the difficulty in leaving the southern provinces and making the long trip to Pekin. TALKS WITH IX Press Correspondent Interviews the Chinese Viceroy. Shanghai, Wednesday, Sept. 12. Li Hung Chang informed a representative of the Associated Press today that he will start for Tien Tsin Friday, Sept. 14, that he will go to Pekin, if circumstances demand it, and that Prince Ching and he had full authority from the dowager empress and emperor to negotiate a set tlement with the powers, explaining that there were no other commissioners for China. The audience lasted an hour, the correspondent being the Interviewed rather than the interviewer. Li asked many questions about the fighting at Tien Tsin, the relief of Pekin, the num ber of troops cf each power In China, their disposition and fighting qualities of the Chinese, how Pekin was defended and what bodies of Chinese fought best. He expressed regret at the privations of the women and children in Pekin. During the interview Li asked the cor- IContinued on Sixth Page-J .