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itzzf,xit,-): -&&-. 17. - '.'.tj:. 't' r niLTStfOF...: THE HALF-TONE PICTURING - IN- . t. . The Sunday Republic Magazine Is book-like In its clearness and delicacy of impression. THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. . PASSION PLAY ai 5j OF OBERAMMERQAU. Yesterday's SUNDAY REPUBUC ST. LOUIS, MO., MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1900. T-nT-n-i ( In St. Lotus. One Cent. J.- Il( sly, i Onl.le SI. Loul. Two Cents. -J--L-' J 0n Train, Three Cents. NINETY-SECOND ,YEAE. CIS' '' f . :f IT fr CHINESE REGULARS BATTLE WITH THE FOREIGN FORCE. Powers Have Seized Taku Forts Further News of Pekin Massacre. AMERICAN TROOPS Ninth Regiment Will Be Sent From Manila on Fast Transports Riots at Tien-Tsin Foreign Colony at Shanghai Pre pares for Defense. London, June IS. A dispatch to tlie Dally Telegraph sent from Shanghai yesterday (Sunday) says: "A Chinese report states that Admiral Seymour Is fighting with the Chineso regulars and the foreign forces have eeized the Taku forts." The Massacre at Pekin. Xondon, June IS. A dispatch to the Times, dated IVkln, June 14, says: "A serious anti-foreign outbreak took place last night, when some of tho finest buildings in the eastern part of the city were burned. Hundreds of na tive Christians and servants employed by foreigners were massacred within two miles of the Imperial ralace. It was an anxious. night for all foreigner, who were collected under the protection of the foreign guards. The "Boxers" burned the Soman Catholic East Cathedral, the large buildings of the London Mission and the American Board of Mission:!, and also all the buildings in the eastern part of the city occupied by the foreign employes of the maritime customs. If the troops to re-enforce the foreign guards fail to arrive to-day, further riots are expected. It is believed that no European has been Injured. Orders to American Troops. Manila, June IS, 10 a. m. The Ninth Regiment has been ordered to .Manila, .whence it will proceed to China. German Minister a Prisoner Wednesday. SPECIAL- BY CABLE. Pekin, June 13, via Tien-Tsin, June 13. (Copyright, 1000, by the New York Journal and Advertiser.) The Chinese Government is bewildered and uncertain whether to support the Boxers and defy the world, or to suppress the insurrec tion. The decision rests with the Dowager Empress. Some Boxers are parad ing through the city. They hold the officials in Tungchau for redemption. Anarchy reigns there. f Tho German" Minister has been captured by a crowd of Boxers, who occupy Legation, street, cutting off communication between tho buildings. Americans In the Interior of two of the. neighboring provinces have been advised to leave. Several have no means of doing so. A large Chinese armyis ready to oppose the relief column. A massacre of native Christians is anticipated. dNE MINISTER MURDERED. Previous Reports From Pekin Corroborated Mission Homes Burned at Tien-Tsin. Condon, June IS, 3 a. m. There is not a fcablnet In Europe, apparently, that knows ifrhmt has been transpiring In Pekin for five , lays or In Tlen-Tstn for three days. Nor la ' ther. any that knows with -what difficulties tha small and Inadequately equipped Inter national column Is contending between those dtlei. The German Foreign Office, upon learning the report of the murder of Baron von Kit teler. the German Minister at Fekln. sent a telegraphic Inquiry to St. Petersburg, trie Russian Government,1 because of Its wires to Manchuria, being supposably in a better position than the other Governments to obtain direct news. In reply tha German Foreign Offlca was informed that nothing whatever was known on the subject, .is communication with Pekin was interrupted. The report, spread world wide from Shanghai, that the legations had been at tacked and that one Minister, possibly the German, had been murdered, has be'n 1 traced to Tao Tal Sheng, who for a few days, as the Empress Dowager's agent, his been censoring the telegrams from Shang hai. The Shanghai correspondent of tne Dally Express says: "Sheng, as head of the telegraph admin istration, pretended that the" line connect ing Shanghai with Pekin had been down lnce June 9, and that the wires to Tie-j-flTsin were cut on June 15. Nevertheless, it is known that constant communications bare been passing from Shanghai to Pekin aver the Northern and Western routes, al though Sheng has refused both Ministers ind Consuls the privilege of using the lines. "It Is known that last Friday Sheng re ceived a message from either Pekin or nen-Tsln. This dispatch s.ttd that General ung Fun Siangs troops aided tne Boxers . an organized attack on the foreign lega tions, and that in the course of the attack tome ot the legation buildings were reduced o ruins, and one foreign Minister sliced "o toleces." Why in the cables it should have been mdded that the murdered Minister wus fjaron von Ketteler is not explained. According to another telegram fron Shanghai, dated June 17. at 7.-25 p. m., Sherg lias fled, fearing tbat the foreign authori ties were about to arrest him because of tils stoppage of telegrams. Report Reached Hana--Konir. X third cablegram asserts that the report Pf the murder of the German Minister, emanated fromXiondon, is quite unconfirm ed, and is discredited at Shanghai. A dispatch from Hong-Kong, dated Sat urday, sai-s: The air 13 full of sinister rumors with re gard to the progress of affairs in the capi tal, but It is extremely difficult to obtain confirmation of any ot the stories afloat. Til position of the foreign envoys is be lieved to be desperate. The authorities here are understood to have received Information tbat one ot the foreign ministers and a le gation secretary have been murdered. "In the midst of these rumors, an ei traordinary amount of excitement has been caused by the sudden dispatch under scaled orders of H. M. S. Undaunted, without waiting her full supply of stores. The Rosario is also under orders to prepare far in immediate start. The Pekin correspondent of the Times, la a dlspatcn uaiea juae as. via, iien-xsia June 15, says: "A serious anti-foreign outbreak toot place last night, when some of the finest buildings In the Eastern part of the city were burned and hundreds of native Chris tians and servants employed by foreigners were massacred within two miles of tha Imperial palace. "It was an anxious night for all foreign ers, who were collected under the protec tion ot the foreign guards. The Boxer burned the Roman Catholic East Cathedral, the large buildings of the London mission and the American Board ot Missions and also the buildings in the eastern part at tha city, occupied by the foreign employe) $f' the .maritime customs. "If-the troops to re-enforce the foreign jpiarda. -fall to arrive to-day, further riotii ORDERED TO CHINA. are expected. It is believed that no Euro pean has been injured." Seymour In Great Fertl. Telegraphic communication with the North, says tne Shanghai correspondent of the Times, under Sunday's date, "ceased early this morning. The last message from Tien-Tsin reported that fighting had begun, but gave no details. Messages for the North are now forwarded by steamer from Chefoo. "Tho Boxer movement is gaining strength after the Immunity with which the recent outrages have been committed, and it Is likely to spread rapidly. Telegrams re ceived here yesterday by the consuls from the fleet at Taku, describa the position of the force under Admiral Seymour, close to Pekin. as serious, since it is confronted by General Tung Fan Slang's troops, with large bunches of Boxers In the rear. Water Is scarce and the commissariat de fective." "The following summary of the situation TROOPS MAY LAND AT TAKU. hepuduc special. Washington. June 17. American troops are now on their way to China. Whether or not they will be landed will depend upon the situation existing ot the time of their arrival. The administration has come to the conclusion that to Insure protection of American life and property throughout China order must flrst bo re established in Pekin, and the Empress Dowager and the Tsung Lt Yamon im pressed with the absolute necessity of act ing as the Powers desire in the matter of preserving foreigners and their Interests from harm. When normal conditions return, then will be discussed the question of the indemnity due American missionaries for ihe destruc tion of their missions and perhaps the Powers may determine the political future of tho Empire. For the present, noweer, the President is concerning himself solely with tho measures to take to reach Ameri cans and provide them with protection. Ko Word From China. Pekin and Tien-Tsin are silent to-day. as they were yesterday, and as the former has been since eleven minutes of II of Tuesday night. Secretary Hay said to-night that he had heard nothing from Minister Conger or any of the Consuls. The Navy Depart ment stated lt was without advices from Rear Admiral Kempff, and tho European Embassies and the Japanese Legation re plied. In answer to Inquiries, that their several Governments had not advised them of any developments In the Chinese situa tion. The President decided lt was inad- pvlsable to wait until Admiral Kempff might send a ship to a cable station, and by bis direction Rear Admiral A. S. Crownin shleld. chief of the Bureau of Navigation, sent this morning an Instruction to the gunboat Yorktown at Chc-Foo, to which poiiit telegraphic communication Is open, directing her to proceed at once to Taku with a message to Admiral Kempff. The dispatch to Admiral Kempff is . & reiteration of the instruction cabled to him on Friday after the Cabinet meeting, to wire at once a statement of the situation, and asking If he Is in need ot ships or troops. There is also reason to believe that he has been advised of the character of the Instructions sent to Major General Mac Arthur. The Yorktown -will reach Taku to-morrow, and under the Instructions given her will receive Admiral KempfTs reply "and proceed to the nearest telegraph station. a QUESTION' OP LAMJIXO TROOPS. This proposition from Great Brit- sr aln looking to a participation by the 4 United States In the existing hostlll- ties against China makes it proper to remind your Lordship that, under the Constitution of the United States, the executive branch of this Government Is not the war-making power. The exercise of that, great attribute of sovereignty la vested in Congress; and the President has no authority to order aggressive hostilities to be undertaken. Our naval ofilcers have the right it is their duty. Indeed-to employ the forces under their com- mand not only for self-defense, but for the protection of the persons and property of our citizens when ex- poed.to acts of lawless outrage, and this they have done, both In China and elsewhere, and will do again when necessary. But military expe- dltions into the Chinese territory cannot be undertaken without the au- thority of the national legislature." Secretary of State Cass to Lord d Napier. April 10, 1S57. viai telegraphed to the Dally News from Shanghai lat evening: The situation is critical and without parallel since the Indlali Mutiny. At the Yang-Tso ports there Is a grave feeling of unrest among the natives. A jet there has been no outbreak, but placards hae been posted In Kln-Kalng. Ugas-Sktn nml Wti-Hu. calling on tho people to "kill and burn.' "A body of rioters J.0CO strong.are nt Kwel Hsien. in the prefecture of Canton, and troops have gone to suppress them. "The Powers, unprepared, are helpless to prevent disaster, but barring trifling local friction, they are working amicably." Outbreak Feared at Sbanithnl. "The foreign Consuls at Shanghai, the members of the Municipal Council .inl the efficers of the volunteer forces 'net jester day (Sunday) and adopted a plan in the eient of Its being necessary to defend tlicm fcelves against the local Chinese. "The German gunboat Jaguar left Shang hai suddenly on Satutday without commu nication with the shore. It is said tl ere that she is chassis vessels belonging to the Chinese merchants' association that arc carrying munitions of war." A dispatch from Shanghai says: "Miscellaneous armed crowds have been In progress northward for some weeKs. and the hordes around Pekin are being con stantly swelled by thce arrival". Weil in formed Chinese here, who are not unfriend ly toward foreigners, declare tint there must now be more than 12).W m?n outside the city gates, all of them armed, although Fome In a more or less crude fashion. The probability Is that there are rot "lore than 70.000 Chinese troops nmojg them, -.11 tolJ. "Information from Pekin, brought l.ltber by refugees, says that the city is in a state of panic Incendiary fires are ot nightly oc currence, and scores of outrages are report ed. "Women and children from Tien-Tsin-are pouring into Shanghai. The chief dan ger here Is the fact that the native town, behind the European settlement. Is full ot bad characters, whose attitude Is becoming every day more Insolent and menacing. The latest news to hand Is that 7.000 Rus sians, with twelve machine guns and twelve field guns, are marching from Tien Tsin to Pekin. "Last week the Foreign Minister- warned the Tsung LI Yamen that. In the event of an attack upon the legations, or of Injury to any of tho Ministers or mem bers of the staffs of the legations, the Powers In common would declare war upon China. To this ultlmatlon the Tsung LI Tamen, as usual, returned no direct reply. The answer of the Empress Dowager, is, no doubt, the attack upon the legations by tho Boxers and the troops under General Tung Fah Slang. "It has transpired that a few days ago the Viceroy of the Southern Provinces re ceived orders from Pekin to co-operate with General Tung in the defense of Pekin against a threatened invasion by tho foreign devils.' They were instructed to send to Pekin, without an instant's delay, the troops they had available within their respective Jurisdictions, 'the time halng now come to rid our Empire forever of the evil elements which have so long threat ened It." "From the character of the Chinese movements and from reports to hand, it Is certain that the Chinese have foreign ad visers." I probably Port Arthur, from which point Admiral Kempff s response will be wlrcu. Troops Will Probably Land. In dispatching troops from Manila to Taku for use If needed, the President Is acting In accordance with his desire to be prepared for any emergency. If there bo no need for troops when the transport con veying them arrives at Taku, It will be an easy matter for them to be returned to Manila, and the men will have had tho benefit which a sea voyago gives. It is altogether likely, however, tint the troops will be landed. Attention was called to-day to the fact that the provision train which started to the relief of Vice Admiral Sejmour's col umn was compelled to return to TIen-Tsln. The International force Is therefore Iso lated, though lt Is thought lt Is still strug gling on Its way to Pekin. 'The cutting oft of communlcaton with Vice Admiral Sey mour may seriously delay the work of re lieving the foreign legations in Pekin. The latest' information from his column was to the effect that it was suffering from want ot water and other supplies, and was making slow progress. Its commander may deem it necessary to restore communica tion before going farther. In any event, the inability of the international force to maintain open communication shows that It is not strpng enough to cope with the situation and that additional troops are necessary. Japan has taken measures to be ade quately represented by dispatching a regi ment of LOO) men to Taku. A well-informed diplomat said this afternoon that ber action would undoubtedly be followed by Russia, which might deem It desirable to send a larger force, especially in view of the fact that Great Britain and Japan combined will have an overwhelmng farce In thnt section of China unless -she draws on her troops at Port Arthur and along the Sibe rian frontier for re-enforcements. Russia May Xow Act. The action of this Government In sending troops to Taku, with the probability that they will be landed, will also have some Influence upon Russia's policy, as there Is always the danger that as British and Jap anese interests are Identical with those of this country. It may Join with them in a line of policy Inimical to Russa, and her In terests. If the foreign legations In Pekin have been burned, as reported from Hong-Kong, the success of the Boxers has probably only been obtained at fearful cost. Reports in the possession of the State Department show that on June 1 there were in Pekin about 400 sailors snd marines. Great Brit ain. Russia and France had the largest number 78 each the United States had (I. .' Continued es Pace Two. j STAMPEDE TO ROOSEVELT IS BEGUN, Nomination of the New York Governor for the Vice Presidency Is Gen erally Predicted IT IS KNOWN THAT Unique Plans of Piatt and Quay Are Aided by the Strong Feeling That Mckinley Needs Strengthening Hanna Forces See the Futility of Resistance. ROOSEVELT SAYS nEPrm.ic SPECIAL Philadelphia. June 17. "I am but human." said Governor Roosevelt at mid night. "To decline the vice presidential nomination would be to ruin my political career. No sane man commits suicide. "I have fought against this thing ns long as I can. The party seems to want me. What I have said heretofore has been said In good faith. I have had no desire to cheapen the vice presidency. It is a great office. I did not want it be cause my ambitions led me in another direction, but under ch pressure I can not decline. "I am greatly Impressed by the sincerity of the movement to bring about my nomination, and I muy be compelled to make my flrst retreat." There are already 4U votes pledged for Hooseve't's nomination. )' ' ' . '' I I'llll I ... I. BY HENRY C. PAYNE. National Committeeman from Wisconsin. REPUBLIC STECIAL. Philadelphia. June 17. Governor Roosevelt Is already nominated for Vice President. Governor Roosevelt's friends and the Governor have been made to re ilize since coming to Philadelphia that ho is the Choice of the Republicans of the country for Vice President. As to his acceptance of the nomination. Governor Roosevelt's authorized statement would seem to be sufficient assurance of what his response would be to the demand of his party, Tlie situation as It Is to-day has been de eloped by the arrival of delegations from all parts of the country during tho day. There had been .i feeling of dis gust among delegates at the uncertainty that existed regarding the Vice presi dency, with the result that a eudden conclusion was arrived at to terminate the matter. Governor Rooseelt was regarded as the man prp-cmlnent for the place. From everywhere the delegates have gone to Governor RoosecIt and told him the people wanted him. .....i. '..'... BY HARRY S. BROWN. BEI'I'nLIC FPECIAL. Philadelphia, June 17. Roosevelt's name is w rltten beside McKlnlcy's on the Repub lican sky In letters of fire, Tho Governor cf New York will be nominated for Vice President If he will accept, and he Is llkely to accept. That Roosevell cheer when the New York delegation came U the city last night, the first and only one heard since the town took on gala attire, was! prophetic. Since then-no one' has had thrieto eticerr Ncar-! ly everybody has been trying to make the Governor run for Vice President, and the remainder have been seeking to keep the other booms for Vice President from being carried away from their moorings. What may be termed a Roosevelt deluge has been sweeping down on the convention city. It lias come from no particular quar ter. It has come from everywhere. So far as it can be located. It started In Ore gon, whoso national committeeman de clared for Roosevelt last Thursday. But lt did not break with actual violence until this forenoon, when the Pennsylvania followers of Ber.ator Quay announced that of tho 64 votes from the Keystone State a would be cast for Roosevelt, and that this had been determined at a caucus held In the house of Stato Senator Grady, where Quay Is making his home. When this news got abroad at the hotels where Governor Roosevelt. Senatcr Hanna and Senator Piatt are stopping, nearly ev erybody asked: "Haie they entered Roose velt for the vice presidency or the presi dency?" Thlb Inquiry was prompted by a story to the effect that Quay of Pennsylvania, Jami son of Indiana and Piatt cf New York were planning to control the convention against McKlnley and Hanna. "If." the outsiders argued, "Roosevelt is considered necessary to Republican success, then McKlnley must be very weak Indeed. Why not nominate Roosevelt for the presi dency?" Qnar's Brilliant Stroke. But this Idea proved to be erroneous. It was speedily understood tbat Quay had executed one of those brilliant strokes for which he Is famous and had seized on the popularity of the New Yorker with f,ie Re publican cohorts to emerge from his seclu sion as a defeated and discredited claimant for a seat In the Senate and become a fac tor In the convention. Instantly the air became filled with Roosevelt talk. Singularly enough lt was not regarded as a move against Hanna. Men closo to tho administration took It up. Hanna. who said the convention should have the picking of McKlnlcy's mate, pro vided lt took a national figure, was taken at his word. State after State began to fall In line. Connecticut, which had been supporting Secretary Long, expressed a decided pref erence for Roosevelt. Colorado, under the leadership of Senator Wolcott-hlmself a vice presidential candidate was pledged. Arkansas and Alabama were led Into line. Senator Lodge, tho Long leader in New England, said that If Roosevelt would take lt Ixing's name would not be presented and that the solid vote of New- England would be cast for the New York leader. Joseph II. Manley of Maine called on the Governor and pledged him the good will of the Pine Tree State. IJttle booms speedily became submerged, and big booms drifted without a helmsman on the rising Roosevelt flood. California's delegation dropped the Scott boom before they dropped their gripsacks, and decinrol that they had ben pledged to Inlng M. Scott, the builder of tlV3 battleship Oregon, without their knowledge. Marjland swung Into line with almost a solli delegation. The Rough Rider country came to the front with broad sombreros and cowboy yells, and Montana. Arizona and New Mex ico were aligned for the Rough Rider Colo nel In a Jiffy. DoIIIver Men Wnrer. The Iowa men. who were solid for DoIII ver. began to look gloomy at their head quarters at the Stratford. Kansans came In with DotHver cheers on their lips and at once began to say thut they would support Roosevelt with Joy If there was any prospect of his accepting tho nomination. Illinois, with forty-eight delegates and 20) Dolltver shouters, appeared late in the aft ernoon. The Illinoisans took In the situa tion at a glance. They will be shouting for Roosevelt in the morning. So it came to pass that in one short day the situation that yesterday was all chaos became centered around one man who had not once nor twice, but a hundred times, declared that be did not want the nomina tion and would not take it. Bssaa's Cbasse of Frost. To two men this uprising came as a sur prise. On. ot these was Senator Hanna; tb. other.. Governor Roosevelt. On Friday Hanna had said: . "Roosevelt HE WILL ACCEPT. t HE WILL ACCEPT. ...., ............ ...! ......i iiiiIMI'IMiIIHIIIi will not be nominated. I will protect him from a stampede." Yesterday he said: "It won't be Roose velt because he don't want IL" To-day Hanna held his peace, and to night he is dining at the house of Clement A. Grlscom with a party of Cabinet offi cers and Senators', and is apparently let ting the Roosevelt boom run its course. To Strengthen McKlnley. There has been no movement bero from New York to force the Governor as a can didate. The demand for his nomination has come entirely., f rpm, tee outside., .snd Is prompted by considerations of party" policy. From all sections of the country have come Republicans with storte of how great has been the damage to the party caused by the trust Issue and the mistakes of the McKlnley administration. They demand new blood on the ticket. They want somebody who Is not so closely Identified with the trusts and the destruc tive policies of the Republican party as Is McKlnley. So they turned to Roosevelt as weary travelers in the desert would seek an oasis. Roosevelt Yielding. Governor Roosevelt, seeing what was coming, hurried early to-day to Senator Piatt's room for consultation. The Senator, crippled with a broken rib and suffering in tense pain, threw his doors wide open and remained at the Governor's service all day long. With Roosevelt were Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, bis close personal friend, and Chairman Odell of the Republican State Committee of New York. Later Frederick Wick Bibbs, the member of the National Committee, Lemuel Ell Quigg and Frank Piatt were called into the conference. Still later William J. Young, private secretary of Governor Roosevelt. Joined the party. There was a long talk. The Governor confessed that he had not Judged the senti ment of the party at large aright and had not understood the position In which he was likely to find himself. He was much distressed. He declared that the vice pres idency would be distasteful to him and that the only ambition he hud was to serve an other term as Governor of the Empire State. Serator Piatt and others, however, pressed him hard, and It is believed that Roosevelt has yielded. They recalled to his memory all that the Republican party has done for him. They pladed with blm on personal and political grounds. They pointed out to Governor Rcosevelt that his acceptance of the vice presidential nomination would simplify the situation in New York by making it possible to placate Woodruff with the gubernatorial nomina tion, and at the same time eliminate Bliss, who Is cordially hated by Piatt, albeit l.e Is the most successful money-getter In the Republican part-, and is likely to be made Treasurer of the Republican National Com mittee, which will conduct the campaign of 1900. The conference broke up with the under standing that Roosevelt would not refuse the secopd place en the ticket. Then the Governor. Senator Lodge and Secretary of War Root took luncheon at the Philadelphia Club. Later the Governor returned to his room In the Walton, and Senatcr Lodce reported to Senator PU'.t that "everj'thlng was all right." He Xo Longer Declines. Late In the afternoon Governor Roosevelt received the newspaper men. "How about that declination?" he was asked. "I have not a word to say." "But you are as good as nominated now." "I know nothing about it," replied the Governor. "Is it true that jou said that If nominat ed you would rise in your seat In the con vention hall and decline?" "It Is a lie," 'said the Governor, only he used a cuss word In describing Ihe omtllty of the lie. Lieutenant Governor Woodruff, who Is no man's fool, notwithstanding that his waist coat has been caricatured, took in the Roosevelt situation very quickly. He called on the Governor and said he was willing to get out If Roosevelt would accept. He asked the Governor point blank If he (Woodruff) should withdraw. "Stay in for the prewnt; do not with draw yet not yet." the Governor replied. Woodruff now knows that his case Is hopeless so far as the vice presidency Is concerned but his friends are feeling pret ty good, nevertheless, in the belief that "Tim" will be the Republican candidate for Governor ot New York. All during the evening Governor Roose velt's room was besieged by his admirers, many urging him to accept. The Governor's manner indicated that he had yielded, and his nomination now Is regarded as a fore gone conclusion. Every man who emerged from the Gover nor's room had the same report to make: "It will be McKlnley and Roosevelt." Plans for tho stampede. The announcement was made, upon ex cellent authority, that Quay and Piatt and others in sympathy with them had, held ; Conttaneel oa Fas;. Two. MARK HAXXA, CHAIRMAN REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COM MITTEE, Whose rule as "boss" Is now for the flrst time seriously opposed. He is determined t nominate Bliss of New York for Vice President. Senator Piatt Is as determined in his purpose to defeat Bliss and to name Roosevelt. If possible, despite the Rough Rider's declaration that he will not have the place. Developments . last night Indicate that Boss Piatt may be the winner of the contest. OUTLINE OF PLATFORM THAT WILL BE ADOPTED. Indorses Philippines War, but Has No Policy for the Future Good and Bad Trusts Cold Comfort for the Boers The Currency. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Philadelphia. June 16. Postmaster Gen eral Charles Emory Smith. Senator Fair banks of Indiana, who is slated for chair man of the Resolutions Committee, and Senator Foraker of Ohio, who was chair man of the Resolutions Committee In 183, are operating on the platform. -A preliminary drafr was made before-the Republican leadersieff Washington last week. The final draft will be ready to sub mit to Mark Hanna's inspection by the time the convention Is called to order. The draft may be summarized: A declaration commending the Presi dent's offer of mediation In the Britlsh Boerwar. but avoiding any expression of sjmpathy with the Boers. An expression In favor of an Inter oceanic canal, without specifying any par ticular route. Congratulations to the people on the pas sage of the Republican gold standard, law, and adding an Indefinite declaration In favor of a "flexible" currency to catch the Silver Republicans of the Far West. A declaration commending present poli cies toward our new possessions, but avoid ing the outlining of a future policy on the ground tbat the Philippines must be sub dued completely before a permanent de cision as to them Is arrived at. Problem of Traits. On the question of trusts, the platform recognizes the right of capital to combine for industrial purposes, but condemns all cuu hptracles In restraint of trade and for the limitation of prices. This may be modified to ease up even more on tbe "good trusts." A premise will be made to redeem tbe promise to establish independence in Cuba as speedily ns practlcable.and a demand will be made for the condign punishment of crimes committed by American ofllcUU in Cuba. There Is a proposition to express the hope, with reference to China, that that Empire shall not be dismembered. A demand will be made for the protection cf American missionaries and other Americans in China. Pro-Boer Planks. Several prominent leaders from different sections of the country are anxious to be heard in connection with platform planks. Among them are Senator Shelby M. Cul lom ot Illinois, who arrived to-night, and Senator Mason of Illinois, who Is here with a pro-Boer plank, expressing sympa thy. It will not become a part ot tho platform. Several other pro-Boer planks are In cir culation. One of them, believed to voice the idea of General James R. O'Belrnc, the Boer representative in New York, leads in part, as follows: "We earnestly hope for an early cessa tion of hostilities and the establishment ot peace upon a basis honorable to both bel ligerents, and which, while safeguarding all the Just right of aliens, shall preserve the autonomy and independence of our sis-, ter Republics, thus assuring a permanent peace, founded on Justice and mutual good will and conducive to the highest civiliza tion and prosperity of South Africa." This plank was submitted to Mnrk Hanna this evening by Edward Lnuterbach. Mr. Hanna told him he approved It. A little later, when the plank was sub mitted to the Journeymen platform makers at work In another hotel, and they were told It had Hanna's approval, there was a loud laugh. "It doesn't go in." was the word from the workroom. Thus does Mark Hanna Jolly the delegate and the politician In Philadelphia. Tho Boer plank, which will be in Ihe platform, will "point with pride" to the fact that President McKlnley's offer of mediation Is more than any European Power did. The Gold Plank. H. II. Hanna, who Is credited with the authorship of the gold standard bill, was in conference with Smith and Foraker for some time to-day, with reference to the financial plank of the p'atform. He Is especially anxious that this plank shoull be unequlocal In Its language, and 'that no cncesslon should be made to the silver in terest. The representatives from the Western Ftates are antagonizing him somewhat on this subject. Mr. Hanna expresses confidence that no concession will be made, but Mr. Hanna a!.o gave Mr. Lauterbaeh assurances, ant they proved not altogether trustworthy. HANNA CROWD DISGRUNTLED. Conference Dinner Spoiled by the Roosevelt Stampede. Philadelphia. June 17. A party of distin guished Republican leaders dined with Mr. CUoent GrUcom to-night at nla country place near the city. The party Included Senators Hanna. Allison. Lodge. Fairbanks. Depew and Kean: Secretary Root, Postmas ter General Smith. Congressman Grosvsn or. "Wayne MacVeagh, A. J. Cassatt. presi dent of the Pennsylvania Railroad; Pro'es sor Butler of Columbia University and eth ers. The dinner was given especially- for tha & purpose ot permitting an exchange of. views en the platform to be adopted -by the Na tional Convention, but It Is understood that the day's developments in tbe interest ot Governor Roosevelt for the xlce presidency turned the conversation largely in the di rection of that subject. The party broke up without any jbsoljt. decision as to what would te done. Th. general conclusion was to await develop ments. Considerable feeling was manifested c er the manner In which Governor Roosevelt's candidacy Was being forced after prominent men had been induced to enter the race upon the distinct understanding that h. would, under, no circumstances, allow the use of his name. The managers have all along vraoiuced: that If New York presented an accepta ble candidate they would acquiesce, but his eleventh-hour candidacy naturally leaves a good many sere spots. CY LELAND ROLLED. David Mulvauey National Commit teeman forKansas. Philadelphia. June 17. The Kansas dele gation selected David W. Mulvaney of To peka. Kas., as National Committeeman to succeed Cyrus Leland. Jr. LEADING TOPICS -m- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. For Mlasonrl Fair in norfhera, Uonera In southern portions Mon day and possibly Tnesdayt aast.rly winds. For. Illinois Fair la aorthermt snowera In southern portions Jfoaday, and possibly Tuesdays, brisk nortfc.r ly wind. For Arkansas Thunderstorms Xa dayt showers Tuesdays variable) winds. l.'chinese Regulars Battle With the Too elgn Force. Republicans at Philadelphia. One Minister Murdered. Troops May Land at Taku. Outline ot Platform That Will 9 Adopted. ?. Piatt's Cunning Beats Roosevelt's Win. Green Refuses to Accept His Defeat. Mr. Bryan Tired of Fishing. S. Faction Fights in Two Stat Delect tions. How Rival Bosses Passed the Day. 4. Baseball Scores. To-Day" Entries. Turf Gossip. Says They Tried to Take Her Son. 5. Three Women Attacked In South St Louts. Have No Hope for Settlement. Number of Cars Dynamited. Democrats Will Be Solidly United. Train Outran Hailstorm. 6. Editorial. Battle Fought on Zand River. Immaculate Heart Pupils Graduate, summer Amusements. Anxious for a Tubllc Park. 7. Nationalists Won In City ot Havana. Lead and Zinc Report. 10. Sermons and Services at the Churches. 11. Movement of Grain. Loans Stilt Expanding. River News. New York Unions. Trying to Get Taylor. 12. Freight Car Home for Rich Bride. American Again Astonished Pari. Stories of the lee-Box Victims. Shot tb. Hack Driver.. Rllnols Teachers to Meet. . Disturbed His Slumbers. . Hollas boat the Defeats, i 41 sE .tv m -- , . . n .- v--t . s&QL&j&iSrfiL.