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No. 14,815. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1900-TEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR. PUBLISHED DAILY. EXCEPT SUNDAY. Basinets Oft itt. ink Street tad Pennsylvania Aicm The Evening Star Newspaper Company. S. H. KAUFFMANN. Prrs't. (few York Office: 12* Trlbsne Baildiog. Cklcajo Office: Boyce BaiHIaf. Londan Office: Tralalfar Balldlojs, Trafalgar Square. The Kvening Star Is aerred to subscribers hj tba city 1/ rarrl-?ra, on their own account. ot 10 centa per week, or 44 centa per month. Opiea at the Conner. 2 cent* each. By mall?anywhere In th? V S or Canada?postage prepaid?ftneenta per month. Sn. irilny Quintuple Sheet Star, $1 per year; wltb foreign pi.at age added "8. (Entered nt the l'<at office at Washington, D. C., aa second-cla?a mail matter.) C.\ll mall subscriptions mast be paid In advance. Hates of advertlalnc made known ou application. ATTACK ALLIES' BASE Chinese Fighting the Foreigners Out side of Tien Tsin August 19. DISPATCH FROM ADMIRAL DRDCE Japanese Reported to Have Occu pied the Imperial Palace. HEAVY RAINS AT TAKU LONDON. August 22?"The allies are fighting the Chinese outside TL#n Tsin, Au gust l'J." so Rear Admiral Bruce wires to the British admiralty from Taku. under <late of August 2:>. adding that the engage ment was reported to have occurred six miles south of Tien Tsin. Admiral Bruce also sent a dispatch, dated TVkin. August 17. from the general offi cer commanding there, in which nothing is said as to the situation at Pekin. It gives a partial list of the British cas ualties during the siege of the legations, the death of Captain Bernard Strouts. and regrets that "owing ti the heavy road and ; forced march the nrsvai brigade was unable to participate in the entry," adding that j the "way they brought their guns by boat \ and road from Tien Tsin is an achievement ? of which they may be proud." I ?>? lieriii 1 I'ttliM ?? Occupied. An offl< ial dispatch from Tien Tsin. dated August 2o. and received at Tokio, repeats that the Japanese occupied the Imperial 1 palace at Pekin August It!, and says that about August 12 the dowager empress and j the emi eror and ministers left Pekin with tr ops. their destination, it Is sup posed. being Sian-fu. Pekin, being In great j confusion, was divided into several dis- : trlcts. Half the Tartar city was placed under j the control of the Japanese anil commit- ! te*s of Japanese. American. British. Rus- 1 sian and French officers were appointed to I maintain order. A detachment of Japanese ! troops rescued the foreign missionaries and Chinese Christian (inverts. who had been ! Imprisoned in thi-> palace. Two hundred Japanese were killed or wounded. Conflrirm Japanese Advices. ROM!!. August 22.?Dispatches received hi re f r< m Taku. under date of August 2?<, says that according to advices from a Japanese source, dated August 17. the ba'_ tle of IVkin was then finished, the Japanese ha<l entered the Imperial palace. The for eign ministers, with detachments of the ; allied troops, were then occupying the lm prriai city, the Chinese princes and rrun lsttrs having retired to Seian (?) (Sian-fu), j west of Pekin. Field Marshal Count von Waldersee. the German officer who Is going to the far east In order to take command of the allied forces in China, with the three officers ac companying him. breakfasted with King ! Victor Kmmanuel this morning, after which the Held marshal went to the Pantheon and deposited a wreath on the tomb of King- Humbert. The field marshal left Rome at 2:."0 p.m. for Naples, where he will embark for China. MISSIONARIES WHO ESCAPED. C'nltleK rn in Heoci\ed l>> Board of Fiireixn Misnion* (iives Name*. BOSTON, Mass.. August 22.?The Ameri can b< ard of commissioners for foreign missions has received today a cablegram *r> m Chefoo, as follows: "Psalm one-twenty-four-seven. Pekin and 1 Tung-ch<>w missionaries, also Chapin's, ! Smith's. Wvckoff saved." The passage of Scripture alluded to Is: "Our soul Is escaped as a bird out of the [ snare of the fowlers; the snare Is broken, ; and we are escaped." The Pekin missionaries are the Rev. W. | ?[. Anient, the Rev. C. E. Ewing. wife and ; wo children. Miss Ada Haven, Miss Nellie Russ.-i! Mrs. J. L Mateer. The Tung Cjv-w missionaries who hail taken refuge at P*. kin art- Miss Mary E. Andrews. Miss Jan-- G. Evans. Miss Abbie G. Chapin, the Rev. Chauncey Goodrich, D D.. wife and three children; James H. Ingram. M.I)., wife (trui two children; Miss I.uella Miner, Ri v. E (J Tewksbury. wife and two chil dren; Rev. Howard S Gait and wife. The Pang-chuang missionaries, who were at the ftrnual meeting, and took refuge at Pekin, Ar~ the Rev. Arthur H. Smith. D.D.. and wife; the Misses E. Gertrude and H. Grace Wyek' ft I.ln-ching missionaries under the same conditions are the Rev. F. M. Chapin, wife ar.il two children. ACTIVITY l\ COAL. MIXES. ( nl1lerien in A nt liracl te IlrKlon \rar ly All at Work. W 11-KESBARRE. Pa.. August 22.?Near ly ail tin collieries in the anthracite re- : gu n are working full time now. This Is the season for the hard-coal trade, and it Is nothing unusual for the mines to work full time in August and September. Heavy Shipments are being made east and west. One large ojm rator sai.l his company has found n> w markets for its coal this viar. Orders have been received from firms who never tx>i'ght coal in this section before. Borne of the leaders in the United Mine I Workers' organization say the companies I have agreed to mine all the coal possible, : si. as to be prepared for a strike, should ' one b-- ordered. A<.AI\ST A.\ ISTHMIAN CA \ AL. J. C. StuhliH of the Southern Pacific Ulve* If Iw Reasons. CHICAGO, August 22.?The project of uritlng the waters of the Atlantic anil Pa cific oceans by the construction of an isth m'an canal wa*> vigorously denounced here at a banquet given by the National Associa tion of Merchants and Travelers. The speaker was J C. Stubhs. vice president of the Southern Piu-iflc Raiiroad Company. "A study of commerce" was his topic, and his Argument was that the opening of such a canal would hurt the ship-carrying trade of the I nited States. Air. Stulibs aft^ertcd th.it the United States would dig tlje canal at the expense of Jl.Mi.ooo.ouo to |2JO,O0u,ouu And would then he obliged to hire English, German and French ships to carry the na tion's commerce through It. The United States, he said, would be mort gaging its resources or taxing its citizens to make a highway for the ships of rival nation* ina.-much as Great Britain and Ger many are the strongest competitors of the American manufacturer In the markets of the world, and the two nations own more than two-thirds of the world's steam ton naK* available for over-sea commerce, while ths United States owiw less than 5 per cent. ? ? ? 4>?-rman Adianer Delayed. BERLIN. August 22.?The German war Offce has received a dispatch from Taku. flated August 10, saying the advance of the German battalion was delayed by violent rains. It reached Pekin August 17. Yatig tfcun, it Is added, was still threatened by the Chinese troops on the Imperial canal. Valuable Stallion Dead. MONTICEL.LQ, N. Y.. August 22.?Con quest Star "2," a valuable bre?dlng stal lion. died here last night of lockjaw, caused by running a rusty nail into his hoof. He had a record of 2.23 as a two year-old. CHAIRMAN HANNA'SWARNING REPRESENTATIVE LOIDENSLAGER SAYS IT WAS MOST TIMELY. Thinks It Will Result In More Active Work by Republican Busi ness! Men. The appeal of Senator Hanna to repub licans, warning them of the danger of apathy In the coming election, has created a great deal of interest among party; men, and it is liable in the very near future to result in more work by men who have felt that as a matter of course the republican ticket would be elected. "I think," said Representative Louden slager, chairman of the eastern republican congressional committee, to a Star reporter today, "Mr. Hanna's warning was very timely, and I believe it will result in ac tivity on the part of many people who have been very indifferent up to the present. In 18J?4 and ISIKi the people of the country were thoroughly stirred up over the possibility of dangers that would come from demo cratic success. They were suffering the re sults of democratic control in disastrous business conditions, and they were eager to be relieved from such conditions. Bus iness was so dull that they had plenty of time to get out and do what they could politically to help bring the republicans in full control of the government, and they were suffering from the sting of demo cratic methods. "Now it is very different. Business, is thriving and these very men are at work profitably. The transition from democratic disaster to republican plenty seems such an apparent thing to them that they cannot understand the great mass of the Ameri can people will not see it in the same way I and continue the administration of Mr. Mc Kinley. They cannot understand that dem agogic pretensions can draw men away from a proper consideration of sound busi ness principles. The only possible way that McKinley could lose in the coming election would be by this class of men depending upon a continuance of their present se curity without any effort on their own part. But I think they will awake to the need for every one to do his part in the coming election. ! "For my own part I have long felt that we should have a compulsory franchise I law. Men should have the right of the franchise as a duty to be performed rather than merely as a privilege which they may or may not exercise. If a man evades his I duty as a citizen by staying away from the I primaries and fails to vote he should be made to suffer a penalty in some way. I As long as the people of this country as a I whole maintain their Interest in political matters and vote as they think is right there will be no danger about the con- I tinuance of good government. The good can always be depended on to overcome I error. "The administration of President McKin ley has been one to commend itself to the I thoughtful people of the country. There have been no tricks of the demagogue, but I sound principles have been depended upon, and they may be depended on in the fu- I ture. There is no danger for the republi can ticket if men will vote their convic tions next November and if all loyal re- I publicans will see that the issues "of the campaign are clearly understood by every one." I EMI'KROR'S BIRTHDAY. MeMflKc* Exebmifced by President Me HI 11 ley and AuMtriu'n Ruler., The folio-wing messages have been ex changed by Pres'dent McKinley and the Emperor of .Austria, the occasion being the seventieth birthday of the emperor: WASHINGTON. D. C., August IS, 1000. His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Franz Jos. f, Vienna: I congratulate your majesty on the au spicious occasion of your seventieth birth day. and pray thai' you may long continue to guide the destinies of your people, for whom my ountrymen cherish sincere friendship an' esteem. w i lei am Mckinley. VIENNA, August 21, 1iKN>. Mr. William McKinley, President of the United States: Most heartily do I thank you. Mr Presi dent. for your kind attention and your wishes, which I fully reciprocate, earnestly desiring your happ'ness and the prosperity of the United States. FRANCIS JOSEPH. Emperor of Austria. ? ? BIEW ERA OF PROSPERITY. What Consul MeCook Suyn of Dan ft on. "Dawson appears to be starting in on a new era of prosperity," says United States Consul McCook, at Dawson City, in a re cent report to the State Department. Sup piles are plentiful and mining machinery in large quantities is coming into the city. Warehouses und wharves are being built, fays the consul: a new steamship company has started to do business, a new post office is in course of erection, and estimates are now in for a new court house, a new gold commissioner's office and an executive building for the commissioners of the Yukon territory. The prices of vegetables ar.d meats have taken a drop from exorbi tant to almost normal, although this has not affected the prices in the restaurants. The Tanana mining district is becoming more and more prominent, says Consul Mi Cook. The country is rich, but difficult of rccess. Mosquitoes are very numerous and savage on the trail, and some persons re turning from the Tanana district to Daw son City were so badly bitten that the med ical authorities there mistook the bites lor the marks of the dreaded smallpox, and detained them. Consul McCook anticipates a stampede 'o the Tanana fields when the winter sets in; as then the travel over the ice and snow will be available by dog and horse sleds. CEKSIS OK PHILADELPHIA. A Steady Growth In tbe Population of the Quaker City. The population of the city of Philadelphia, according to the official count of the re- j turns of the twelfth census, announced to day, is as follows: Philadelphia city, 1,233,607, in ItiOO. against 1.046,961, in 1800. These figures show, for the city as a whole, an Increase in population of 24<>, 733. or 2'5.">7 per cent, from 1890 to 1000 The population in 1S80 was 847.170, show ing an increase of 100,704, or 23 58 per cent from 1880 to 1800. Perionai Mention. The following Washingtonians sailed for Europe on the St Louis, which left New York today: Mr. E. F. Cassel, Mrs. Thos. W. Cridler, Miss Cridler. E. B. Hay, John G. Ijong, United States consul at Cairo; Miss Stlckney and Miss Genevieve Stlck ney. Mr. Warren M. Mitchell, jr., private sec retary to the general superintendent of the Seuthern railway, and Mr. Scott, also of the Southern railway, left Tuesday for an outing at Atlantic City. Mr. Wm. Ryan. No. 2131 I street, has re turned from Penn Yan, N. Y., where he had been visiting relatives whom he had not seen for over twenty-five years. Messrs. H. Y. Denman and C. E. Ruckle are at Green jrfer White Sulphur Springs, Hnnllacton Will Not Piled. NEW YORK, August 22.?The will of the late Coilis P. Huntington will not be made public today, according to the statement of Charles H. Tweed of the Southern Pacific company, and the legal adviser of the late financier. MORE WORK AHEAD Heavy Fighting Yet to Be Done Around Pekin. GEN. CHAFFEE'S CASUALTY LIST Brisk Engagements Since City's Capture. END NOT IN SIGHT The War Department early today received a casualty list from Gen. Chaffee and It was made public about noon. It was learned, however, that the Chaffee dlspaich contained a considerable amount of mat ter besides the list of killed and wounded, and It was the subject of an extended White House conference between the Pres ident, Secretary Root and Acting Secretary of State Adee. It was hoped by the officials that the r2 ceipt of detailed news from Gen. Chaffee would simplify the situation considerably and enable this government to map out In a large degree its future line of action in China. This was not the case, however. Gen. Chaffee's telegram indicated that thtre may be considerable heavy lighting yet to be done around Pekin and between that and the coast. It was impossible to make any prediction as to the date of pacification on the infor mation thus furnished, and the administra tion will not be able yet to fix even an approximate date for the withdrawal -)f our troops from Chinese territory. It is considered more than probable that there is a winter campaign ahead for the American expeditionary force, or at least that It wiii be required to remain in China as a guard against further disorder. Illoody Work in Pekin. Bloody work has been going on In Pekin, according to a dispatch received today by the Navy Department from Admiral Remoy, dated Taku, the 20th, and Pekin, the 10th. The message shows that the American forces were then fighting, along with the allies, and that progress had been made which could only have been accom plished after military efforts of a severe character. Admiral Rcmey's dispatch is as follows: "Bureau of Navigation. Washington: "Taku, 21th. Dickens command landing today. Pekin, 16th. All except imperial city cleared of Chinese troops. American troops first to enter imperial city; have penetrated to gates of palace. Capt. Rc-il ly, 5th Artillery, killed on 15th. Morning litth <*th Cavalry and about 400 English and Japanese dispersed about 1,000 Boxers eight miles outside Tien Tsin. About loo Chinese killed; five Americans wounded. Chaffee's losses?six killed, thirty wounded; two days' fighting. (Signed) "REMEY." Officials of the War Department who are familiar with the physical conditions of the eleff nscs of Pekin say that the fact that all but the imperial city had been chared of Chinese troops is evidence enough of the severe fighting which must have occurred. In order for the American troops to penetrate to the gates of the palace they must have stormed a wall about thirty feet high, which no doubt was stubbornly defended. It is a source of satisfaction to the mil itary officials here that the allied com manders succeeded in clearing the Chinese troops from the region outside of the im perial city, as thereby the danger of at tacks in the flank and the rear while the invaders were storming the imperial city would be obviated. Every one is glad, of course, that the Americans were the first to enter the imperial city, another testi monial to the gallantry of the American forces. Drink EnKncrmenti Since. The dispatch, in stating that all but the imperial city had been cleared of Chinese soldiery, left the Impression that a force of defenders was sti I Intrenched in that section of Pekin and would have to be routed out. Undoubtedly there have been brisk engagements since the receipt by Ad miral Remcy of the news of August 10, but the officials of the department here are In no way concerned about the result of tlie fighting. It is thought that the imperial city itself has doubtless been taken by this time by the allies and that the Americans were engaged in the fight. Gen. Chaffee entered the legation grounds at 5 o'clock on the evening of the 14th and eight of his men were wounded in the day's lighting. Admiral Rcmey's dispatch shows that within the next two days Gen. Chaffee lost six men killed, including Capt. Reilly of the 5th Artillery, and thirty men wounded. To al! appearances, therefore, the.fighting in Pekin was more severe after the entry into the City than during the movements which brought the Americans to the lega tions' gates. This may be explained by the eviderft fact that the rescuing parties were engaged in clearing the outer city of the Chinese soldiery. Such a task could not have been a light one, owing to the presence of large bodies of Chinese troops in the city, and the means at hand of fortifying themselves In the narrow streets of the main city, and behind the wall of the Imperial city. The taking the Imperial city by the allies, in which the Americans seem to have taken the lead, as they were the first to enter, will prove, when the reports are In, It Is thought, to have been a military feat wor thy of the arms engaged in It. Uoxers Ilnve Mot Been Dloperiird. Admiral Rcmey's dispatch also shows that there Is further fighting outside of Pekin and that the Boxers have not been dis persed. The 0th T'nited States Cavalry and about four hundred English and Jap anese, according to the accounts, tackled a force of 1,000 Boxers near Tien Tsin on the morning of the li)th and put them to rout, five Americans being wounded. The sig nificance of this engagement lies in the fact that it shows that the Boxers have not been subdueel by the reverses which they have suffered thus far, but are still inclined to hang on the flanks of the In vaders and harass them as much as pos sible. % It would also seem to presage more fight ing for the allies if they should attempt to return from Pekin, and for the reinforce ments which will be sent forward to Tien Tain and Pekin. Evidently, according to the military authorities, the country about Tien Tsin and between that cKy and Pekin still harbors hostile forces, which will have to be overcome by the allies be > fore the road can be opened from Pekin to the ?ea Under date of August 17 General Chaf fee communicated to the War Department the casualties which his command had suf fered in the fight of August 14 and 15, as follows: . ' Lint of Casualties. CIIEFOO. Adjutant General, Washington: Pekin, seventeenth. Casualties in action August 14: Fourteenth Infantry?Company E: Will iam Parle, wounded in hand, slight (see foot npte). Company G: John Hauser, ser geant, wounded in buttock, moderate; Thomas M. Hlggin, wounded In foot, slight; August P. Troutman, wounded In leg be low knee, moderate; Rufus Lawyer, wound ed In leg below knee, slight. Company H: Henry Hopkins, first sergeant, wounded in leg above knee, slight. Company K: Frank L. Whitehead, first sergeant, wounded in leg beiow knee, slight; Jesse A. Foulkes, wounded in leg above knee, slight. Battery E, 5th Artillery: Willie P. Nanney, wound ed in chest, serious. Marines?Capt. Smedley D.Butler, wound ed in chest, slight. Company A: Geo. P. Farral. wounded in head, moderate. Com pany C: Frank W. Green, wounded in hand, moderate. Casualties in action August 15: The following officers and men were kill ed: Battery F, 5th Artillery: Capt. Henry J. Reilly, morning of 17th. Ninth Infantry?Company C: Robert E. Walsh. Company E: James O. Hall, Dan iel W. Simpkins. Fourteenth Infantry?Company Ki: Rus sell T. Elliott. Company M: James C. Wiber. Wounded: Ninth Infantry?Company F: Martin A. Silk, wounded in head, Serious. Company D: George Bailey, first sergeant, wounded in arm, slight. Company K: Geo. H. Sie mens, wounded in leg below knee, serious. Company M: William F. Norton, wounded in leg blow knee, slight. Fourteenth Infantry?Company E: Geo. O. Fox, sergeant, wounded in hand, slight; Harvey Baker, musician, wounded in thigh, moderate; Calvin P. Titus, musician, wound ed in neck, slight; Geo. C.' Kauffman, wounded in buttock. Company G: Henry J. Kysela, wounded In chest, serious. Com pany H: Charles Morgan, corporal, wound ed in leg below knee, moderate. Ora F. Tyler, George King. John L.,Lynch, wound ed in thigh, slight. Company I: Carey L. Durbln. wounded in leg below knee, slight. Company L: Thomas A. Lasker, wounded In chest, serioits; Thomas King, wounded in arm, serious' Compnny M: William B. Hoffman, cook, wounded in thigh, moder ate; Henry G. Da vies, wounded in leg be low knee, serious. Battery F. 5th Artillery?Lee Doyle, wounded in hand, slight August 10?Died of wounds received in action, Edward B. Mitchell, Company L, 14th Infantry. CHAFFEE. Note?Name William Parle not found on roll of A. G. O. Possibly intended for Wil liam W. Earle. (apt. Reill>'*n Death Deplored. The official announcement of Captain Reilly's death was received with genuine sorrow by the many officials In the War Department, with whom he had been a per sonal friend of long standing. He was one of the most popular artillery officers in the army. Captain Henry J. Reilly, who was killed while commanding the onTy light battery on Gen. Chaffee's relief expedition, entered the army as a private in Battery B of the 5th Artillery, September 22, 1SG4. He was promoted to second lieutenant December 1, 1K(>(S, and captain on the 3d of January. 1894, after having served over a quarter of a century as a lieutenant. He served with his regiment in Fiorida In 18f>K, and thence along the Atlantic coast until 1875, when he reported for duty at the artillery school. He returned to Florida in 18so, and his sub sequent service extended along the Atlantic coast, thence to California and later to the Light Artillery School at Fort Riley, where he was on duty at the outbreak of the war with Spain. He went with h.'s battery to Florida to accompany Shafter's expedition, but did not sail in time to participate in the tight at San Juan. He went with his battery to Santiago toward the close of the siege of that city, and returned with his battery to Montauk Point. N. Y. His battery was sta tioned at Fort Hamilton, New York, when the c.ill was made from the Philippine Isl ands for more artillery, and on April 3, 1Vs9, he was ordered with his battery to the Philippine Islands, where he was still doing duty when the Chinese trouble broke out. and he was ordered to Join the !>th and 14th Infantry, composing the relief expedition to Pekin. He was considered by his superior officers always as a trustworthy, gallant and most capable artillery officer. He was highly commended for his dash and gallantry In the expedition to Cavite province, Philip pine Islands, in October. lSlW. His presence with the relief expedition added great strength to that column, and in his death the service has suffered a very great loss. Sealed the Wall nt Pekin. The War Department today gave out the following sketch of Calvin P. Titus, the soldier who, according to press cAspatches, scaled the wall at Pekin: "Calvin P. Titus enlisted April 5, 1S!'.0, at Wichita, Kanras, age, nineteen years and six months. This was his second enlist ment, his last service being In Company K, 1st Vermont Volunteer Infantry, from which he was discharged November 2, 18'J8. He was assigned to Company E, 14th United States Infantry. The muster roll his company for the months of May and June, 1900, shows him to be "present for duty," a musician. He was born at Vintori, Iowa. A cable gram from Pekin, dated the 17th instant, shows that he was wounded In the neck, slightly." Minister Wn's Visit. While the White House conference was In progress the Chinese minister arrived at the State Department. Mr. Adee was ab sent, and the minister waited patiently for two hours, the expectation being that the reply of the United States government to LI Hung Chang's peace application would be handed him. At 12 o'clock Min ister Wu had heard nothing as to the re turn of the acting secretary of state, and he returned to the Chinese legation, ex pecting to call tomorrow unless advised be fore then that his presence was desired. Gen. Barry's Dispatch. The War Department posted today the following dispatch from Gen. Barry, who Is at Tien Tsln, received Cast night: "Adjutant General, Washington: "Tien Tsln. nineteenth With reference to your telegram of slxt^onth, horses, ma terials and troops promptly Hghtered at Taku and forwarded to frtnt. Sixth Caval ry mounted. Grant should be in Manila now. Hospitals excellent, Ample for pres ent army. Well supplied and In fine con dition. Everything satisfactory. Go to Pekin tomorrow. Sick and wounded doing well. "BABRY." MORE COMPLICATIONS This Government Cannot Stop With the Act of Rescue. CHINESE AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE Continued Co-Operation of Allied Forces Necessary. FURTHER INFORMATION The Chinese minister was waiting at the State Department for more than two hours this morning for an interview with Secre tary Adee. Meanwhile, Secretary Root an.l Mr. Adee were closeted with the Preslfient They went to the White House before 10 o clock this morning, and were s'till there at 12. The Chinese minister was waiting for the formal reply of this government to L.i Hung Chang's appeal for peace negotia tions. The terms of this reply were the subject of consideration at the White House in connection with the general situation in hina. Mr. Root was not at the cabinet meeting yesterday, and the department has further information of official character than wa.s possessed at the Urn** of the cabi net conference. That which may be in ferred from today s advices, especially from the disputeh from Admiral Remey indi gra vdtv h 'Th?he sIltua?,on is? increasing In gravity The reply to Li Hung Chan- will pnttr - character indicated yesterday? but thVreTmuch mor^in^the^uat'ion dT Ihin - Deeper fomiilicatlon*. The indications are that by force of cir cumstances which cannot be avoided this government is being draw,, far deeper into he thinere complication than was involved in he declaration of policy which contem plated merely the rescue of the legatloner* Vf.fy brief official reports show that th, military operations at Pekin h-ivc -it ready gone beyond th^ relief of th' i c tloners. And ihese operationsseem ?o'^ more than merely defensive. The condition described even in these hrlpf Li ? ' Jleto reports I, uVe7iiment is to e*tricate itself from a situation threatening general hnstllitiH u a question which l/receivlng the gravel" cons^deration. It was the declared p^lky 1- reV^eVTfn^Vn! at ,the OUtset l" ^?t int. rescue of the legationers, and tli<?n r.i m/nfti! military operations until a -ettl" ment through diplomacy harl been attempt ed, the purpose being to withdraw troops pLff!L ? y i* possible from Pekin. Gen Chaffee, in whose discretion the utmost con fldence is placed, has a full understanding of this policy, and the fact that military operation? have been carried beyond th?* original plans, that the imperial' city has been entered and an assault made upon tin', ;V,rtC,'e' dl.stlo~es- without full explana tion, that a situation exists in Pekin which wiThi"01 of fhe niere rcsoue and nf p w*! a the cont'nued occupation of J ekin for an indefinite time seems to be roreshadowed. Responsibility of Chinese Govern ment. The fighting in the imperial city, together with the unofficial information of the pur suit by the Japanese cavalry of the im perial guard supposed to be protecting the fleeing empress dowager, after the rescue of the leg ttioners has been accomplished presupposes absolute knowledge on the part of he commanders of the allied forces that full responsibility for me outrages ' com otherwlse th u',orj the Chinese government; otherwise the nature of the original exne dltior[ would not involve a purpose to su ture the empress dowager and the Imin-r'ji c"v,auSn.e"srth" rtaCk c.iy un.ess the imi>enal troops located there were the aggressors. It was under stood at the outlet that tho i;?; * 1 the allies W113 not punitive, and the change of program indicated must be based on the avoidable. If suoh Is the case t, = , may b. ..conn? .he VmVopeSSo? troops iX" PeS,'" ,SS"J" ? Qiir,!. y 111 1,tKln? the weakening of rh^ allied forees by the withHi-.mii } . (untinned Co-Operatlon. In fact, information through forei-n J sources that reinforcements are needed In of4 such r,l7S the P,act,cal impossibility of such a thing, and the intimation In the announcement at the War Department to! ordered to s ' pT1"1?' military attache, ! attache o*e?ed ?r ('o! Kerr! the German troops fo rhinriL^??'18^ tinued co-operation nf Vhi ... 1icates c"n an Indefinite tfme al,led forces for beTweenThe B^e^Si ?f a baU,e rP sssftsssi in defense of the unwrnm . hl"es5e troops make actual iarfteXbfe ' Wh,Ch Wou;d MILITARY attaches. InHtraetioiiN InMued to Maj. Kern and ?'opt. Slocnin. ITnder the instructions of the Secretary of War the adjutant general of the army has cabled Instructions to Maj. John B. Kerr, 10th United States Cavalry, to repair to Berlin and report for duty with our am bassador. Like instructions have been cabled Capt. Slocum, 8th United States Cavalry, now at Lisbon, to repair to St. Petersburg. Capt. Slocum has just returned from duty In the field with the English army in South Africa, where he was sent to report upon the operations, etc., of that army. It has not yet been determined that he shall go with the German contingent to China. Capt. Slocum is a graduate of the infantry and cavalry school of the class of 1883. He was appointed to the army from New York. Maj. Kerr Is a cavalry officer of ability and distinction; he is a native of Ken tucky, having entered West Point from that state In 186ft. He graduated In 1870, when he was assigned to the 6th Cavalry, with which he served until his promotion to the 10th Cavalry, October, 18U8. He was badly wounded in the Santiago campaign. He has for a year been on duty in Paris in connection with the exposition. ? ? i Cable Cominiinlcatlon Open. The War Department received notice to day from the Great Northern Company that the commercial cable between Chefoo and Taku is open for business and that mes sages may now be accepted for Tien Tsin, to which point there is a military line. The Blgnal officer of the War Department has been notified by Maj. Scriven that the mili tary line to Pekin is In operation, but ow ing to the lack of poleB and other adverse conditions it will probably be subject to a good deal of interruption. It iB thought at the department, however, that these new lines should assist materially in getting prompt news from Pekin to the outside world. Cholera Rsging at Bombay. United States Consul Fee, at Bombay, re ports to the State Department that cboiera ia raging there. BRITISH FORCE CAPTURED SIX OFFICERS AND TWENTY-FOLK MEN MISSING. Pnuet and Bailen-Powell Engage the Commandoes Protecting De Wet'a Flank. LONDON. August 22.?The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts, dated August 21: "Lieutenant Colonel Sitwell. reconnolter lng near Ventnersburg, engaged the Boers. Two British were wounded. Lieutenants Spedding, Davenport, Surtees and Watson and a medical officer and 24 men are miss ing. "Hamilton has crossed the Crocodile river. "Paget and Baden-Powell engaged the commandoes protectiifg De Wet August 20. j Lieutenant Flowers and one man were i killed. Lieutenant Kirby and six men were wounded." BOER FORCE AT MACHADORORP. IirltlMh Learn That H.(KN) Men Are There I'nder Botha. TWYFELAAR, August 20.?'Through se cret intelligence agents the British au thorities learn that Gen. Louis Botha, the commander-in-chief of the Boer forces; Gen. Lucas Meyer, the commander of the Orange Free State forces, and Gen. Schalk burger, vice president of the Transvaal re public, with 8,000 Boers, have assembled at Machadodorp (generally understood to be the headquarters of President Kruger, on the Pretorla-Delagoa Bay railroad) with ! the whole Boer artillery, including the heavy pieces formerly at Pretoria. AFTER MR. LABOl ( HERE. Britl*h Forelicn Office to Puhll*h Com promising Letter*. LONDON. August 22.?Henry Labou chere's publication of the correspondence advising him of the seizure at Pretoria of compromising letters to Secretary Reitz is to be followed by the publication of the whole correspondence, which, the colonial office says, will be Issued tonight or to morrow, all the members of parliament in volved having answered the official com munication sent to them on the subject. BlfJ STRIKE THREATENED. Chicago Building Trade* Still Fight ing the Contractor*. CHICAGO, August 22.?Unless the plans of the leaders miscarry every union man connected with the Building Trades Coun cil will be called out on strike before Labor day. * The plumbers have already been or dered out, and It Is the Intention that all other unions whose men are working shall follow suit. Owing to increased activity in the building trades within the last few days many union men have been put to , work, in some places with the consent of ! the business agents, and It is the purpose of the unions to stop the work wherever the bosses believed they had won a vic tory, and show them tha* the labor or ganizations are still in the fight. The business agent of one of the largest unions in the building trades said: "The contractors have come to believe that It is comparatively easy sailing for them new, and accordingly have been undertaking some large jobs with the idea there would be no further trouble from the unions. They will tind that many of the men whom they supposed to be non-union men have become members of the unions, and they will simply be unable to do any work. It is the only thing that is left the unions, unless they propose giving up their fight. The idea of helping the contractors along in their jobs has been a mistake which is generally recognized now, and they will find there is a lot of fight left among the men yet." NEWS TO CHIEF HAZEN. He Known Nothing of the Coming of Italian Detective*. NEW YORK, August 22.?W. P. Hazen, chief of the eastern division of the United ! States secret service, when shown a cablegram from Rome today to the effect that the Italian government, through an agreement with the government at Washington, Is sending thirty police agents to this country to watch the "Italian colonies here for anarchists, paid he knew nothing of the matter officially. Chief Hazen said, however, that he would not be surprised if the Italian consul here had some information regarding the mat ter. When asked regarding the two Ital ians supposed to be anarchists, who are de tained by the Immigration authorities. Chief Hazen stated that there was nothing in their cases about which he was at liberty to speak. LIEIT. CORDl A FOl'ND GUILTY. Boer OIHoer Mixed Vp In Plot to Ab duct Robert*. PRETORIA, Tuesday, August 21.?The trial of Lieut. Cordua, formerly of the Transvaal artillery, on charge of being con cerned In the plot to kidnap General Lord Roberts, was concluded today. The pris oner was found guilty of all the counts in the Indictment against him, but sentence was deferred until the findings of the court shall have been confirmed by Lord Roberts. WILL YISIT PHILADELPHIA. Cuban Teacher* Sailed Away From New York Today. NEW YORK, August 22.?The 1,100 Cu ban teachers visiting this country, who spent yesterday In New York, sailed away early this morning. The four big trans ports?the Rawlins, Crook. McPherson and Sedgwick?passed out Sandy Hook shortly before fi o'clock bearing them to Philadel phia, whence they leave on Friday for Ha vana. MR. CROKER IS EVASIVE. Dodge* Question Regarding Former Senator Murphy** Plan*. * NEW YORK, August 22.?Richard Croker was asked today about the truth of printed statements that former United States Sen ator Edward Murphy, jr., was coming to this city to establish headquarters inde pendent of the regular state headquarters. Mr. Croker replied: "Well, If Murphy wants to come .down here he has a right to do so. But I didn't say he was going to do it." BIG FIRE IN BALTIMORE. The Maryland Telephone Construc tion Company's Plant Deatrpyed. BALTIMORE, August 22.?The extensive plant of the Maryland Telephone Construc tion Company in this city was destroyed by a Are, the origin of which is unj|p#wn, at an early hour this morning. The loss is estimated at $112,000. 175 000 of which Is on the building and the balance on stock and tools. Alabama Goes Out to Sea. DELAWARE BREAKWATER, Del., August 22.?Tho battle ship Alabama, which left Cramps' ship yard. Philadel phia, on Monday for the Brooklyn navy yard, where she will have her bottom cleaned and painted preparatory to her of ficial trial off the Maine coast, passed out to sea at <1:90 a.m. today. ? THE STAR BY >AIk J*erson?? leaving the city for *wf period can have The Star mailed to them to any address In the United State* or Canada, by ordering It at this office. In person or by letter. Terms: IS cento per week: 25 cent? for two weeks, or flo cents per tnonth. Invariably In advance. Sub scribers changing their address from pne Post-office to another should five the last address as well as the new one. ?. AT THE WHITE HOUSE An Extended Conference With Secre taries Root and Adee. CHINESE SITUATION DISCUSSED If Fighting Continues Congress May Be Ca'led. ? ^ NO CALLER S RECEIVED' The great Importance attached to the Chi nese situation by the administration was shown today In an extended conference at the White House. While Minister Wu wait ed for hours at the State Department As sistant Secretary Adee remained with the President and Secretary of War. going over the situation. Mr. Adee and Secretary Root went to the White House before 10 o'clock. Minister Wu was at the State Department about the same time. It was long after 12 o'clock when Mr. Adee left the White House for his department. Secretary Root did not go with him. The many newspaper men on duty at the Executive Mansion felt sure that Secretary Root would go away by the time for the President's lunch and would have something to say. That hour, 1:80 o'clock, rolled around without Mr. Root, and the next announcement was that he had gone to lunch with the President. He re mained at lunch with the President an hour or more. ImitortmiPe of the Conference. There has not been since the Spanish war a conference of such length and evidently of such importance. The fact that some grave matter was under discussion was manifest by the long time In which the participants were together. Any ordinary matter Is quickly decided by the Presi dent and no great time is required. But the Chinese problem Is one requiring more study as it grows more intricate, and the officials of the administration recognize this more fully each moment. A rumor that the President had under consideration the matter of ca'ling Con gress in extra session was set afloat, but this was disposed of by the positive state ment that no such thing was mentioned by any of those present. There is a con viction. however, that the President will decide soon that Congress must deal with the question, particularly If fighting con tinues. Should fighting cease and the Chi nese really seek terms of peace Congress will not be necessary and would really be in the way, it is held. From the best information obtainable It is believed that the conference related largely to the full answer to be sent to LI Hung Chang. The general tenor of that answer was given In The Star yesterday, but the qu?sti >n today was the wording of the note arftl the effect the position taken would have all around. There is also the important question whether the troops in Pekin are safe themselves, and whether they may not soon be surrounded and put in jeopardy. *o tnller* Received. The President did not receive any callers during the day despite the fact that there were many people to see him. He will be so busy before going to Chicago that he will receive no callers tomorrow and Fri day. except those having the most urgent official business. He will devote all of his time to going over dispatches from China and to issuing instructions. A local delegation of colored ministers called at the White House this morning to see the President, but failing in this, left with Secretary Cortelyou a petition recom mending the appointment of Theodore Baker as justice of the peace for the Judt c'al district of Brightwood to fill the va cancy. the petition states, caused by the removal of T. A. Duffy to an office in the down part of the cHy. The matter will not be acted upon at the present. John Shaw, a prominent politician of the tenth Massachusetts district, waf also at the White House. He expresses the opin ion that the reoublieans will reclaim two of the districts held by the democrats from that state this vear. and that the only dem ocrat from Massachusetts will be Repre sentative Fitzgerald. Tlie "Ulk" Dramatic Club of Brookl>n called at the White House, but failed to see the President on account of the long conference. _ HAWAIIAN ISLASDS. Decided to lie hii Integral Part of tlie t nlted State*. Mr. Tra<*well. the controller of the treas ury. has decided in a ruling promulgated to day that the Hawaiian Islands constitute an integral part of the United States, and therefore officers of the navy therein are serving within the realm or dominion of the United States, and consequently are not "beyond seas" within the meaning of sec tion 13 of the navy personnel act. It fol lows that such officers are not entitled to the same pay and allowances as officers of the armv similarly situated, and therefore thev must be paid at the r< gular navy rates for officers of their grade -without any Increase given by the act of May JO, 1J00, to army officers. Civil Service Examination. The Uni'ed States civil service commis sion desires to establish an eligible regis ter for the position of master in the quar termaster's department at large. No scholastic test will be given, but applicants will be graded upon the elements of age, experience, intelligence, character as a workman and physical qualifications as shown by the information furnished In connection with their formal applications. It will not be necessary for applicants to appear at any place for examination. From the eligible? resulting from this examination certification will be made to the position of master on the quartermas ter's steamer General Ayres, at Boston, Mass.. at a salary of $110 per month. This examination is open to all citizens of the United States who comply with the re quirements and desire to enter the ser vice. Applications should be filed with the commission before Ootober 1. Export* From Colia. According to a statement made today by the division of customs and insular affairs, War Department, the total exportation from the Island of Cuba through the port ot Havana for the seven months ended July 31. 1900. was $10,088,605, as against H6.7H6.y71 for the 6ame period last year, a lecrease of $98,366. The total exports from Havana for the tnonth of July alone were $2,237,84. The >xports for this month by countries show: To the United States. $792,327; France, SW1.963; Germany. $381,677; England, $217, Hl. and to Spain, $63,722. Government Receipts. National bank notes received today tor ?edemptlon. $881,525; Internal revenue, $097, >35; customs, $1,056,902; miscellaneous, $20, 595; expenditures, $1,885,000. lVaval Movements. The Kearsarge has arrived at Boston. The Standtah has sailed from Annapolis 'or Lynn Haven Bay. The Wilmington Is M Montevideo. The Yosemlte has saile4 ?vom Cavite, P. I., tor Guam.