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Gravest Apprehensions Now Felt
Concerning Safety of Powers'
Russian Admiral Now Commands at Taku Coup
Feared in China Which Mar Enthrone
New Emperor.
Washington, June 20. Tho Xavy Dv
partment tills mornlns reociveil the- fol
lowing cablegram fmni Admiral Keiujff:
"Che-Foo, Juno St. Secretary of the
ICavy: Pekin relief expedition now in
Tlen-TIn with -00 sick and wounded.
Ministers and IVklu party not with
them. Xo neivb from them.
(Signed) Ki:Ml,rr."
Shanghai. June '-'ft It N oflieially :in
nounced that tlio Russian Vice Admiral.
Alcxleff, will take cotumaiid of the allied
forces in the north.
London, June no. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Time hays:
The raited Suites battleship Oregon
went .ashore in a for? off Ilno-Klo Island.
thirty-Ate miles north of CiieFoo.
Messrs. Jardine. Matliioou & Co. i
sending her tissNtance."
Vashinpton. June "'.). lp to midnight
no official news had been received in
"Washington bearing on the report th.it
the battleship Oregon had gone ashore
near Cbe-Foo. Early last week Admiral
Hemey was directed to t-end this vessel
Cbpyrtrtted. 1). by tha A-cclatd Prs.
Taku, Juue 27. The greatest
anxiety exists concerning the
foreigners at Pekin. Admiral
Kempff believes that large re-enforcements
are necessary to reach
ing Pekin.
3Iajor Waller's command, and al
so four hundred and forty Rus
sians, were ambushed three miles
from Tien-Tsin, on June tlii.
They -were compelled to retreat,
Che-Foo, June 28, via Shanghai,
ffune 30. (Copyright, 1900, by "the
Kew York Journal and Advertiser.)
It is reported that the foreign Min
isters at Pekin are inside the Tsung
Li Yamen (Chinese Foreign Ofiioe'i.
Seymour Describes His Retreat Four Americans
Killed, Twenty-Five Wounded.
london. June 20. 3 a- m. The adventures wern krpt In check Iy rifln firo in front,
Cf the harf-ushtlns allies under Admiral wMIe their position was turned ly a pirty
Beymour, their reachlns Antim, twelve t marine and seamen under -Major Joln
Wlles from PeUIn, the decMon to retreat, t hc"- "ho rushed and occupied one of the
th9 capture of r.ee and immense stores of 'J -n. fenced
modern arms and ammunition, affordins two Kuns. and then crowed the river an I
material for a strenuous defence ui-til re- capturrd them The armory wig rnt -jc-
lleved all this Is told In a dispatch from
Admiral Seymour received by the Admiralty
ftt midnight, which runa ai follows:
"Tien-Tsin, June 27. ia Chc-roo, June .
10:05 p. m. Have returned to Tien-Tsin with
the forces, having been unaole to rcich I'c-
kln by rail. On June 13 two attacks on the
I advanced guard were made ly the nosers.
"who were repulsed with considerable loss
to them and nor.e on our side. On June 24
the Boxers attacked the train at Lacg
Tang In Urge numbers and with great de
termination. We repuleed them with a ios3
of about 1W hilled. Our loss was five Ital
ians. "Th same afternoon the Boxers attacked
the British guard left to protect Lofe sta
tion. Re-enforcements were fent back, anil
the enemy were driven off. with 1U0 killed.
Two of our seamen were wounded.
"We pushed forward to Anting and en
caged the enemy on June 13 and June It, In
flicting a loss of lis. There were no cas
ualties on our side.
Itctreat Ileeuii.
"Extensive destruction of tho railroad In
our front having made further advance by
Tall Impossible. I decided on June 1C to
return to Yang-Tsun, where It was pro
posed to organize an adtance by the river
to Pekin. After my departure from Ling
Tang two trains, left to follow- on, wcro
attacked on June IS by Boxers and imperial
troops from Tekln. who lost from 400 to
E00 killed. Our casualties were slc killed
and forty-eight wounded. These trains
Joined me at Yang-Tsun tho tame evening.
"Mie Ycng-Tsun station n found en
tirely demolished and the trains could not
lie moved. Tho force, being short of pro
visions and hampered with wounded, com
pelled us to withdraw on Tien-TFln, with,
"which we had not been in ccmmuntcatlon
for six days and our supplies had been
cut off.
"On June 19 the wounded, with necessaries,
Started by boat, the forces marching along-
elde the river. Opposition was experienced
during the whole course of the river from
early every village, the Boxers, when de
feated In one village, retiring to the next,
and skillfully retarding our advance oy oc
cupying well-selected positions from which
they had to be forced often at the rolnt
t the bayonet and In face of a galling
lire difficult to locate.
A Mglit March.
"On June 23 we made a night march,
. arriving at dajbreak opposite the imperial
rmory. above Tien-Tsin, where, after
friendly advances, a treacherous, heavy Are
w-opened while our men were exposed
M the opposite river bank. The enemy
from IIons-Kons to Taku. Captain
Wilde Is her commander. She left
llmtc-Koii:: last S.ituid.iy night, two
days ahead of her expected departure,
and had on board in addition to her
i ocular crew, KM s.iiloi.s and marines,
taken to Hons Koiijj from .Manila b. the
Zatiro. The distance s-he had to navel
ii :t iiiiiimi i . n minis, iiiii tiiii j"iiiiii i.
London. June SO. The Sh.inshai cor-
lespor.dent ,f the Daily Kxpros says:
Jung I.u. former Uoncralissimo of the
' r"lt'sL' roues, who was dismissed by
the Empress Donajrer when she desig
nated I'll Chun as heir npparent to the I
throne, has lroniulgated an older to all
Viceroys and Governors not to ohev im-
...!..i ...is..... : i . i.... t ,.. .. ,
j'riiui niii.t'' i-m-ii juice i one in. iins
is interpreted to mean another coup
d'etat is foreshadowed, and it Is be
lieved that a new Emperor will lie pto
ciaimed." Iheh Americans abandoning a ".
inch ritle and a Colt's gun, losing
four killed and seven wounded.
American casualties, in relief of
Tien-Tsin follow: "
Killed Private John Hunter and
Wounded Sergeant Taylor, Cor
poral Pedrick and another.
Lieutenant Irwin and Cadet Pet-
Uingill, with forty men, were found
in good condition at Tien-Tsin.
They have notilled the authorities
that they will hold the Govern
ment responsible for their safety.
The Governor of Shan-Tung has
informed all foreigners inland that
he is unable longer to afford them
upled by the combined forces Determined
attmpt to retake the armory were made
on the following day. but unsuccessfully.
"Found Immense stores of guns, arms
and ammunition of the latest pattern
Several guns v.ere mounted In our defence
and shelled the Chinese fon lower down
"Ilavina found ammunition and rice, wo
could have held out for some days, but, be
ing hampered with large numbers of
wounded. I sent to Tjen-TMii for a re
lieving force, which arrhed on the morn
ing of June 23. The urmory waa evacuated
and the forces arrived at Tjen-Tsm on
Juno 25. We burnd the armory."
Sejmourn Cnxuultleii.
Casualties to date:
British-Killed, 27; wounded, 75.
American Killed. 4; wounded. 23.
French Killed. 1; wounded, 11.
OSerman Killed. 12; wounded. C2.
Italian Killed. 3; wounded. 3.
Japane.se Killed. 2; woundul. 3.
Austrian Killed. 1; wounded, l.
Itusslan Killed. 10; wounded. 27.
An Wnril from MinlMrr.s.
There Is absolutely no authentic word as
to the whereabouts of th member." of the
legations, although abundant reports from
Chinese sources s.iy that they wer safe a
few days ago. The Bally Mail's Shanghai
correspondent, telegraphing jc.-terday, sas;
"An Imperial decree his been sent to all
the Vicerojs, 4dlslng them that the for
(ign Ministers were safe In Pekin on June
23. and affirming that the Government would
protect them. This Is authentic and reli
able. I received It through a high Chinese
official having means of communication
from the capital to Shanghai, by courier to
Pao-Ting-Fu and thenc by telegraph.
I.I II LAG cham; ijhtaimju.
London. Saturday. June 30. (Copj right.
1900, by the New York Herald Company.)
A special dispatch to the Daily Telegraph,
dated Canton, Thursday, via Hong-Kong,
Friday, saj.s:
'The sudden and unexpected arrival of
an edict late last night from the Emperor
Rnd Empress Dowager has prevented the
departure of Viceroy LI Hung Chang for
the north on tho American flagship Brook
1 n. Arrangements for his sailing had been
quietly completed by American Consul ltob
crt McWade and Commander Mclean of
tho United Stated gunboat Don Juan de
Austria, which b now at Canton. The
possibility of a rebellion in Canton and the
Imperative necessity for the Immediate or
ganization of a properly armed and reliable
corps of 10.000 men are among the chief
reasons for the edict detaining him here.
"About 130 pirates. Boxers and other crlm-
Hon of the naval olhcials hero nas that ' Wr ,mo n:"1"a aa a"" I
if the vessel made ri-cord time she would '" '',ni1 :l u":" "r W ,n "" $
be at Taku In six days. T.i-d.ty is the , O ''M"1'"'' vl"'" ' !!' possession .f
sixth the Oregon has been on her voyage, i l'ekln and afsinue iharfje of the J
s that In all jirolKibility -he nui-t lie1? Clune-e Kmjilte. Thi.s is denied at
in the tiemity of Chi'-roo. if she nnlu- WasldnsMii. "
tained her reputation as a fast battle- '. The Kmpress Dowager has or- J
s1,il'- ' clertil I.i Ilmig Ch-itic to lemaln nt
iiuilnil Kempff. ri'ioits tli.it the J
rs mil rmrimifrs :irc not
ullh Seymour's, column. This, news
h.is nniu-oil tlio giavest niiptvhen-
Iiiii :it V:i.Iiiiitini. u heir it now
is fi'aud tlint tin- or.-.r l::is 2i:ip-
Iic'llcd til .Minister ClillSlT. i
Xntliins ! ti"U known concern-
iiij till vvlietc.-ihouls of the Mlil-
IstOI. It Is llellfVlll thev
ire Mill
In l'el.in, perhaps, seipii'slered in
the Iiii)erial I'al.ioe to protect
them I pint the Chinese ninlis. $
I'mir Americans v.ere killed and
iiinurV iutei national force.
vv hlch
got within twelve miles of IVLiu
before it was fnmd to retreat.
O The lMttlesJilp Oregon Is reported
a-liore lifty-ilve miles noith of Che-
Admiral Itemey. alwiard the
. "
Ji ItrtitMlti t ..ii.lt)n.l d. i-.i..Ii I'.il it A
j ,.,..-..... .. tiii-iiiii.iii i.im
nei Wednesday, i.n uhidiihiv the
f Mnth Infantiy aNo is due there.
4 It is reported fiom l'.ins that the i,
4 C.intt n. The Viceroy on YVodno.s- Z
j day aiMil i:to meinbeis of the T
l.iwhss eieuien
. J a wjrning.
nt to be upiie.itfcu as
lna!s wore bolieailnl pl,nlay by I.t Hun?
J Chane nlcr.. to terror'- ttip lawlfs clc-
' meIlt- wh.'.c.fc ""'d:' to l,e rei,reSiWl1 "1,n aa
tron hand.
They Are Keptirting Conditions in
China to Home Of ikes.
New York. June 29 The International
Committee of the Y. M C A. to-day re
ceived from Secretary LewN located at
Shanghai, the folowing answer tc a cable
gram sent him lat Mond.iv. asMiig for in
formation concerning i:o!.rt I' elalhy. In
ch.irge of the work at Tien-Tsin, and his
"Shanghai. June 2S fJalUva are believed
to have e-captd. J'naWe to conimuricate
with them, aj the telegraph line Is broken
to Tten-Tin. Have applied t' Consul at
Che-Foo to trv obtain further particulars."
A letter i-howlrg that tie disturbance In
China Is widespread has Just been received
by A. I). V.mdenburg, who Is In the busi
ness department of tho l'resbvterian Board
of Foreign Missions, at 136 nfth avenuo.
The letter Is from Mr. YanJenburg's
brother. Doctor E. C VnnJenburs. a medi
cal missionary at Ncxloa. in the Island of
Hainan The letter, which was written
about the middle of May. states that there
w.t a. band c-f roblcrs. l.Ow strong. In the
mountains back of Xodoa. Tho town Is
ninety miles In.vud, and without protection.
The townspeople wanted the ml-:onar!e-s
to let them have their gnns. so they could
fight the robbers. The missionaries declined,
on the ground tlint the treaty forbade such
a course The robbers be Ingel to a ociety
known by the name of I.ol They are sup-IK-ed
to be' an nfT&hou! of tbe Boxers.
In his letter Doctor nndenburg says:
"Latelj the thie-.es just below here have
Leen robbing and pillaging r.nd they took
one tov nlout 13 veais old up the hills fif
teen miles from here, and held Mm until
$."W was paid, si verj large sum for these
people. The Christians in n village ealled
Slnk-Tsag. not far below here, have bun
here witn tears In their eje to end them
our rltbs, hut as it is against the treaty, I
believe, we had to refuse them. .M that vil
lage they have built a squart fort, two
itorles about four feet high, oflira! b'loks.
s-o as to be able to keep thieves away from
their gat-s "
Tho Hevcrend Doctor Arthur J. Brown,
one of the secret. irles of the I'resVj tcrlan
Board, to-dav s-nt the following c.il le to
the Beverend V. O IJlterlch, secretary of
the inltdon at Che-Foo:
"Spare no xpense to save lrcbjtiTlan
Doctor Drown also cabled the IJe'.rrcnJ
George F. Fitch at Shanghai a follows:
"Order Killing missionaries to Port. Cjble
liar t leu la in. Where Is Morris?"
Kullng is a mountain town, 47) mil up
the Yang-tse Itlver. and tlftetn miles from
the river. The s:,.arn(.rs on the Yang-tse
are run by foreigners, but there are C'.ir.tso
forts all along the rlvvr. jnd If trucbln
should extend down to that region, the mis
sionaries at Kullng would W cut off from
the civilized world. The Morris nferred ttf
Is the Beverend Doctor S. Morris. He I
supposed to be at Kullrg. .is are two med
ical rnllinarles. Doctors Samuel Cochr.m
and II W. Bojd Mrs Cochran ami Mrf.
Boyd were aNo there at l.it accounts.
Congress MiM Act Itefore They
Can IJe Ku listed.
Waf hingtcn, June 23 The folluwin? state
ment Is published by the War Department:
"The War Department is In d'lilj receipt
of Utters and telegrams irom all sections
of the country tendi ring the strvices cf
iiidliiduals and organizations la the event of
war lietweeii the United Mates and China.
To all of there there can be but one reply.
Bv the act of March 2, 1S3J, tho President
was authorized to ia!se .a force of not more
than S.",(") volunteer", which volunteer force
shell continue In service onlv during the
necessity therefor, and not later than June
. 1901. and by the act of April 22. ISM. the
volunteer army of the United States can
b" m.iSrtniiud only dutins the existence of
war. and shall be ral.s-d .rl organized only
atter Congress bus er rhall have authorized
the President ( raNe .uch a force or to
call Into tho actual service of tbe United
States the mllltla of the sever il States.
"It therefore nsts with Congress and not
with tho President to mciease tho volun
teer force, and while the War Department
cannot lx other than cr.i titled at these
prompt nnd spontaneous evidences of pa
triotism on the part of the people It can
only rfply to each and every such tender
of assistance that there Is no authority of
law for the acceptance of any volunteer
troops other than those no'v In the service."
British Casualties Alone Officially
Numbered at 1:1:5.
Loudon, June 23. In the Houc of Com
mons to-day the Parliamentary Secretary
of Torelcn Office. William St. John Brod
erlck, announced that the British losse-3
with Vice Admiral Seymour's force, which,
with the rest of the relief force, had re
turned to Tien-Tsin. June 2C were:
Killed Captain Herbert W. H. Beyts
(Royal Marines) and twenty-four men;
wounded, seven officers nnd ninety-one men.
Mr. Brodcrlck added that the returns of
the foreign casualties were Incomplete, but
the total was supposed to be sixty-two
killed and 312 men wounded.
In conclus'on. Mr. Broderick said that the
most recent reports that had reached the
Government pointed to the legationers be
Inc still at Pekin.
Mobilizing at Taku for Unknown Purposes Chi
nese Ministers May Get Passports.
itnpi'rsi.ie ppeciai..
Washington. June 2J. Authoritatlvo In
formation has been rtcelved in an oiliciil
quarter here that Japan has issue.! orders
for the mobilization of an exceptionally
large naval force at Taku. What the object
cf this Imposing naval demontratlon Is
administration officials can only conjecture.
Certainly it is not for the purpose of moral.
ly ci-erclng the Chlnse Government, nor
cm It be that Japan d.s'rs to re-enforce
her land detachment by sailors from the
tli et, for the reason that she has now about
3,() troops at Taku. It Is the disposition
of officials here to regard the action of the
Tokin officials as an intimation to the
wjrld that whatever happens in China,
Japaa propeses to bo In a position to de
fend her own interests.
Xo Information of the composition of tho
Japanese fleet can be obtaltud here. It Is
slated that Japanese men-of-war, up to a
few- days ago, at least, were In preponder
lng force at Taku and It Is, therefore, hard
to understand why ro-enforcemenls are
considered necessary. So far as known here
the Governments interested in China are
still acting In harmony, and from present
indications will continue to do so, at least
until Pekin is captured, and it b learned
whether the Ministers are dead or are
Russia has protested with every cvIJmico
of sincerity that as peon as the trouale in
China Is at an end she will withdraw her
troops. It may be. however, that Japan
deems It wise to have a strong force at
hand to see that not only Ku-sla. but other
nations do nothing to enhance their uwn
interest to her disadvantage.
It is the expectation of high officials that
If the foreign Ministers have bten killed
or ore held as hostages, tho Powers will
deem It wise to hand the Chinese rcp.--s.ii-tatlvcs
accredited to them their passports.
There Is no disposition to act hastily. ..Ho
lster Wu Ting Fang, who Is accredited to
the United States. Is held in high esteem
In Washington, and the authorities fully un
derstand that If he could have prevented
.ho outbreak which has occurred he would
Fear That the Worst Has Happened to Conger
Cabinet Meets No Powers' Agreement.
r.Eruituc srECi-.Tj.
Washington, June 23 Pessimism has dis
placed the optimism which prevailed last
night in ofllcl.il circles In reference to the
foreign legations In China. It Is generally
believed now that the foreign Ministers are
either diad or h!d as hostages.
If they are prisoners In the hands of the
Chinere. then the Powers can only hope to
rescue them by seizing the roval family of
China and the persons of the chief court
functionaries at Pkln. That this will be
done with the utmost dispatch, on general
nrlnciphs. without waiting for further ad
vices. Is not doubted in Washington.
There will he no further pirlev with j
China." said a Cabinet otneer to-nay nrter
a long' session of the members of the Presi
dents official family. The Cabinet meeting,
at which Doctor Hill. Assistant Secretary of
State, was present in place of Secretary
Hay. was the most Important nnd interest
ing of nnv of its meetings held since the
Chinese situation became acute. The dis
cussions were largely between me- i ic-s.ue-i..
and Mr. Hill nnd the President and Secre
tary of War Root.
The determination that the Kmpress
Dowager should no longer bo con.-ldcrcd In
the solution of tho difficulties which this
...mf u encountering in China, was
largely due to the fact that Admiral Kempff
had cabled the positive news that the Min
isters we.-e not with the Sejmour column
which had arrived at Tien-Tsin
Another Cabinet officer said after the
meeting: .
There la no intention of concealing the
-ravest upprehensions of the President.
The news from Admiral Kempff Is most
alarming, and every crtort will be put forth
to secure news of the American Minister
whether alive or de-ad."
Onlrm to American unioerx.
As a result of the Cabinet meeting, two
long cab'i grams were prepared, one to Ad
miral Itemey. which he will receive on hU
arrival at Nagasaki, for which place he
allcd on the Brooklsn to-day from Hong
Kong, and tho other to General MacArthur.
Both of these dispatches were In cipher.
It can be stated, however. In a general way
that Admiral Bemey was Instructed to
make an aggressive effort to reach I'ckln,
whether or not he Is assisted by other
troors than Americans. By the time Ad
miral Itemey reaches Taku the Ninth In
fantry will be getting asbcrc and he will
go forward with the marines and sailors
from all American shirs rendezvousing at
Taku and the military expedition from the
Philippines. Remey and Colonel Liscum
will have about two regiments to begin the
advance with and they will fight their way
to Pekin even If the whole command Is
sacrificed In the effort.
The cablegram to General MacArthur
deals with the question of more troop3 for
China than he has Indicated that he can
spare. He has designated the Ninth, the
Fourth and the Twentieth Infantry regi
ments and a part of tho Sixth Artillery for
service In China, to which has been added
from Washington the Sixth Cavalry.
General MacArthur is asked whether he
can send more troops with safety. In the
event that he cannot, tbe President pro-
Fourteen Excellent Half-Tone Pictures from New and
Exclusive Photographs vill be found in
The Sunday Republic To-Morrow.
By far the most interesting set of photographs printed this year.
certnlnlv have done so There is no dispo
sition to banish Wu unless the facts siitiII (
warrant such action, and facts are very
slow lu finding th'Ir way from Ctntia. i
C'blnu'M Pnture Aot SpMIimI.
Careful Inquiry made in ufficlal nnd diplo
matic circles here to-O.iv failed to elicit
any Information confirmatory of the report
from Parl3 that the Pov.(r3 have leuhed an
agreement In resj'ct to China for the mat -u
nance of the statu ipnv as rcgrf-ds spin rei
of Influence and commercial .irk ements,
nnd also respecting the nature of 'lie guar
antees and compensations which will Im
demanded from China. The Paris dispatch vice, would have been so foolhardy a to
also stated that the agreement lised tbe permit a mass.cre of the Ministers of for
Internatlonul army of occupation at N". i , rign countries, jj jj, possible, of course,
men. of which the United Suites Villi supply that the Ministers may have VjOne north
J.dO. It Is said upon authority "hat .il
lutely no mgotlallons of the kind h ive been
participated In bv the United States. IJ
Is copredcil that there m y have been some
exchanges of notes on the part of l.urope.n
Powers which have not jet bc-en brought
to tho attention of this Government, but
thl Is not thought likely. None of th- em
bassies appears to be Informed of the agree
ment, nnd the diplomats acipt the re-tort
with great reserve.
An official of the State Department, who
dlcuss'd the International phase of the Chi
nese situation, said that the only proposi
tion thus far discussed rtl.ite to the pro
tection of foreign life and propertv. It l
not the Intention of the United States nor.
po fur as he knew. Is it the Intention of any
Power, to precipitate dlsculon of the final
solution of the Chinese question until the
f ite of the foreign legations is fip.ally estab
lished China undoubtedly will be e-ompelled
to pay a heavy Indemnity, especially if the
Ministers have been murdered nnd. appre
ciating this fact, the Tsung I.I Yarnen. ac
cording to thl" authority, probably has
taken care to see that they weru provided
with nil necessary protection. It seem to
be the settled belief of the authorities that
the rule of the Empress Dowager must be
brought to a close and It Is expected that as
soon as Ptkin Is captured the Powers will
take measures for instituting n more mod
ern government than now exists.
poses to send the artillerymen cqulppc-1 as
infantry that can lie spared from this
country. The President Is exceedingly anx
ious to do everj thii.g possible to avoid call
ing Congress In extra session to provide
troops for China and the Philippines.
I'c'iv Troou Avnlliilile.
The Secretary of War was called on by
the President to-day for nstatinietit show
ing where the troops could come from In
the event, which Is expected, of a long anil
arduous campaign In the interior of China.
The only infantry hi this count r are tne
so-called home battalions, ar:gr gating 3,."-
mm secretary Itoot MiggiMed the use of
artillerymen fq'iipped as Infantry, and that
the two cavalry regiments other than the
Sixth, which has been ordi reel to China.
proceed without diversion to tho Philip
pines. Gei.eral MacArthur, It Is known, has ad
vised against the removal of moro thai
4.lj or S.W) men from the Philippines, and
It Is this advice which is embarrassing the
President, and which has made necessjry
the consli'era'lon of a call for volunteers.
The State Department, the President anil
the Navy Department all were exasperated
to-day bv Admiral" KcmptTs dlspatch.whieh
was barre-n of detHlls regarding Captain
McCalla and about 201 American sailors and
marines, who were in the Seymo'i- expedi
tion which suffered severely by death,
wounding and sickness.
Kcmptl'M Fulliire.
There Is more than a hint to-day h.it
Admiral Kiinpft will bo the subjtct of a
court of Inquiry after Admiral Remev ar
rives and n ports to the Navy Department
It Is pointed nut that Admiral Kcmprf had
Jut as much opportunity of getting details
to 1 Is home Government as did the British
officers, who sent details vhieh were read
In Iarllament to-day. Admiral Kemplfv.as
characterized by one high official as "prob
ably an able officer v.Ith a frugality of
Adn-Iral Kempff. It Is also held, rhoull
have Joined In the bombardment of the
Taku forts.
Ofllrlnln Atilniieil.
The State Department officials were
nlarmed over the news sent by Kempff that
the Ministers were not with the Seymour
column. One official, however, has not
given up the hope that the Ministers are
safe and it Pcl.in He is pinning his faith
to the cable published In last Monday's Re
public, which gave the all-Important fact
that the Ministers were at I'ckln on tho
This official to-day, con.-ncntlng on the
fact that there bad been nothing yet to
contradict the cable, said:
"I have only one theory to account for
the preent mjsterlous Mate of affairs. I
believe that the Ministers on the 13th asked
for their passports or had been handed
them by the Chinese Foreign Office. The
chances are that when the Kmpress Dow
ager found that, from tho temper of her
army. It would be unsafe to send the M'n
Isters out of Pekin, she simply had them
sequestered, and In all human probability
she chose the Imperial palace as the place
of safety, having of course, first spread the
report that tbe Ministers had gone to Join
the Seymour column. Such things are In
keeping with the romaaUc dolcza of the
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"I am not vet disrobed to believe tht so
Mirewd a woman as the Kmpres Dowag-r.
with the bent lit of Itusan diplomatic cd-
anil proceeded to the Great Wall to go out
.f the country, but that theory is very
ilrmmv A more probable siippo'dtlon Is
' that they might have gone up through
Manchur'u under Russian escort, as bv go
ing In that direction they would hf.ve es
caped the horde of Boxers wh3 were con
centrating between Pekin and Tien-Tsin.
"The Mlnlsurs. of course, knew that
Russia had mobilize.! an Immense army In
the direction of Pekin from the north. I
would rather hazard the guess, nowever.
that the Ministers are safe and that they
wlll some day have an Interesting story to
tell of tluir sequestration lu the palace of
the Dowager Bmpre-s. jf this theory,
however. Is not correct, or If the Empress
has permitted any misfortune to come to
the Ministers, there will be a long and
bloody war. In which the United States will
play a prominent part until peace has been
declare d and a new form of government
established or a new dynasty pu: en tho
throne In China.
Consuls nu it Viceroy.
The Cabinet dlscu'sed to-day the terms
of the proposed agreement between the
Consuls and the Viceroys looking to the
protection of foreign Interests in the south
ern provinces of China, hut did not ratify
it. The document In Its Inception and vari
ous stages of development was regarded as
open to such doubt as to warrant the be
lief that the foreign Consuls as a body cer
tainly revr entered into the agreement.
He"ides providing special exemption for tha
Vicerojs from responsibility for rioting.
miiruer nnd pillage in the treaty ports, ff
any fore'gn warship should enter a port
In violation of the agreement no safeguard
was Interposed in the case of warships
whoe commanders might be unaware of
the prohibition against entry There was,
monover, an apparent contilet between
some provision". Under the circumstances
the Cabinet took nosttps even to ascertain
bv Inquiry cf Consul General Goodnow at
Shanghai whether the agreement was au
thentic arsl he had signed It. It was as
surr d that If be had done so he would have
acquainted the department. So tho matter
w-.is dro .d
Xmy Hard nt Work.
The Naval OrJnanee Bureau has bespoken
the output of most of the guns and ammu
nition In the posses-Ion of private ordnance
firms In this country. To-day Rear Admiral
O'Nfil wrote the American OrdnanceCnm
panv of Ilartfcrd. Conn., asking at what
price the Government could obtain all the
Hotchkl"s and lmllar tvpe of ordnance In
Its iHisse-sion. An order has been given the
Eame firm by the Navy Department for
eighty guns of various caliber, from the
c re-pounder variety to the three Inches,
with lo.ofo rounds of shell. Thi3 lot will
cost the Government JiTD.0').
The Naval Ordnance Bureau Is in fine
condition as t supplies for war. Barge
shipmtnts are being made across the Con
tinent. In addition to the large lot of armor-plerc-Ing
shell for which propoaLs were askrd
v. strrdav by General Butflugton. Chief Ord
nance Officer of the Army, a circular call
has been Issued for smaller projectiles and
for ammunition, the total cost of which will
be nboit "-W.04. The ordnance officers have
purchased a vast quantity of powder for
small arms against the need tbere may be
for placing a large body of troops in China.
Orders have alro teen Issued to send about
pt.Ort additional tons of coal to Manila from
iJimbert's Point, near Norfolk.
The matter of transporting a large body of
troops In a time of emergency gives the
army Quartermasters a good deal of con
To-day additional authority was given
Malaria and
is a positive cure for chills and fever, ague, ma
laria, and all the distressing complaints due to
living in a malarious district.
It is not "tasteless": it was made to conquer
chills, not simply to please the palate. It has 'a
pleasant, appetizing, slightly bitter taste, which
makes it most acceptable
tonic in all cases of general debility.
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the purchasing officers at Boston, Philadel
phia. New- York and Chicago to buy ma
terial. The amount Involved will reach tha
sum of nearly Jl.iv.fl0".
Tlif AYno-Nnng: Fort.
Attention was called to-day by a naval
officer who saw service In the K.ist during:
the Franco-Chinese war to the reports that
the Chinese are mounting additional guni
on the Woo-Surg forts and arc collectlns
a fleet In Shanghai Harbor.
"I don't mean to scare people." he said.
In an interview, "but It reeras to mo that
the Powers should without delay take pos
session of the Woo-Sung forts and the war
ships belonging to China lying In the har
bor. The Woo-Sung forts aro five miles
below Shanghai, nnd If It becomes neces
sary to drive their garrison out. the Chi
nese soldiers will retreat through the city,
murdering and looting foreigners. You per
haps have noticed that natives are leaving
Shnrghal In large numbers, and this Is a,
preity good Indication of what may hap
pen. During the Franco-Chinese war.
though the French did not attack the Woo
Sung forts, it was expected they would do
so, and every night our men-of-war wer
prepared to defend the American settle
ment In case of attack by the Chinese."
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Every Precaution Taken That
Sliips at Taku Shall Have Fuel.
Washington, June 29. A sign of the pre
paredness of the navy for any emergency
that may arise In the East is exhibited In
the alacrity with which Admiral Bradford,
the chief of the Equipment Bureau, has
taken step to maintain a supply of coal
In readiness at convenient points for naval
Almost before there was any misgiving
as to the result of the Boxer movement
In China, the Equipment Bureau was look
ing over the colliers purchased In the Spanish-American
War and since lying out of
commission at the navy yards, with a view
to loading them up at unco for foreign serv
ice. Steps have been taken to anticipate tha
arrival of these ships In Chinese waters by
diverting rearer cargoes of coal to Ad
miral Renter's support. The Navy Depart
ment to-day received news of the arrival
at Slnsarore- of the Ataka,. with 6.(109 tons
ot coal aboard. She Js on the way from Nor
folk to Manila and put in to Singapore for
orders. She probably will be diverted to
Taku, carrvlng her cargo directly to Ad
miral Remey.
The MIo-rl 1'neIOc Rallmir
Is now operating a through sleeping car
line between St. louN and Wichita. Train
leaves St. IjjuIs dally at S.10 p. m.
Settlers Xear the Minnesota-Canada
Line Alarmed.
Duluth, Minn.. Juno 29. F. A. King,
Register of Deeds of Itasca County, carna
down to-day from tho Rainy Lake country
with a report that the settlers are fright
ened there over an Indian uprising. Indians
from both the American and Canadian
sides are gathering nt Red Gut Bay, and
the settlers are coming In from the outlying
districts. The Indians have aclnmed them
selves with feathers and war .paint. Serl-
ous trouble Is feared.
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