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ARVELS in Newspaper
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QTDIIflfl Ever Printed
Half-Tone Work will
be found in next Sun
w 1 1 I Im
.e West with next
day's Republic.
In St. Louis. Ob Cent.
Ontslde St. Loais. Two. Ceata,
On TrrJn, Three Cent.
flgo Dane's Feat of Bravado in
Former Secretary of State Accused
ef Complicity in Goebel's
be "Foolkiller" Witnessed
by Thousands.
Three Thousand Rebels Re
ported Slain at the
Gates of Pekin.
Hi Frightful Experience With the
Wild Waters Causes Him to
Abandon a Proposed Sec
ond Attempt.
Buffalo. M. Y.. Jul- ?. I'ctcr Missn. the
Chicago Dalle who prefers Jo be known ai
Mr. Bowser.Imadc a successful trip through
the rapid3 Ind whirlpool of Niagara this
afternoon InVhis boat the l'ool ICUler. TTc
xperience vyas fur more terrible than he
had expecteu. and. while l.e came out un
harmed, he 'jays, he will not repeat the
trip. Mr. UJowser wore his ordinary
clothes, covered with :i cork jacket. A
tight-fitting JersO" cap covered his head,
lie was not fattened Into the boat, as he
desired a chance to swim for life in cae
the boat should upset ami fall to right lt
ielf. Bowser sot Into the Fool Killer at
4 o'clock and was towed out Into the center
of the stream by two mtri In a rowboat.
He started from near the Schoolkopf Mills,
close to the Bridal Veil Falls.
Before ho sot to the beginning of the
rapids he struck an eddy. In which he
floated for forty minute?. He was unabiu
to set out of the eddy by means of the
foot propulsion of his boat, and after he
had drifted for half an hour the men In
the rowboat went to his rescue again and
towed him out of the eddy. This time he
struck the stream all right, and In ten sec
onds his dangerous voyage had begun. Al
most at once the boat pitched Into one of
the biff foam-topped waves. The 1.2G0-pound
keel went straight In the air as If It were
a mere stick, and the boat executed a
somersault. For an Instant boat and man
were lost in the bowels of the wave. People
along- the shores and on the brldc.es
thought the adventurer had met his fate
thus early.
But presently out of the foam rose the
boat and the man. That Bowser had not
lost heart was quickly evidenced. Holding
to the boat with his left hand, he drew off
the Jersey cap with the rlgnt nana nnu
waved It. A great cheer broke from the
watchers ashore. The flight of the Fool
killer through the rapid:, occupied two and
a half minutes. During onc-thlrd of that
time at least, the navigator and the craft
were' out of sight under the waves. Just
when the watching crowd thought the end
had corns the nosj of the Foolkiller would
rise from the waters and Bowser would
wave his hat to show he was all right. The
passage was so swift that it was hard to
follow tho boat. Whenever It dived under
the waters It came up bo far down stream
that one could Just catch sight of It, when
It would disappear once more. Having
safely run the rapids, the little craft found
ii.jn-the whirlpool. The Impetus of Its
Journey carried It right to the-voitex-tjf the
pool, where. It was sucked down quickly,
but rose at once, and again Bowser swung
hit hat over his head
The whirlpool held him fully forty min
utes. Its vortex changed. For awhile It
would Epln the boat around like a top. un
til Bowser's head ached. Then It would
let him whirl around in the larger circles.
Gradually he moved the boat toward the
outer rim. Then three men. fastened to
the shore with a rope, swam Into the river
as far as they dared and caught the ropo
which Bowser tnrew to item. - "'
him ashore.
Women ran to him to shako his hands
and men cheered him. The navigator com
plained of tho cold. The water was icy
nd he wa almost paralyzed by his long
"It was worse than I expected, said
Bowser. "I expected to be drowned when
the boat capsized. I know I could not have
swum out. I guess I'll give up the scheme
to run a line of passenger boats through
the rapids. I meant to go through again
the lh. but I've changed my mind."
Thought He Was Lout.
Bowser warmed himself at n. firp. built
m tho shore, and put on dry clothing and
appeared to be little the worse for his mad
"Had I known Just how bad the whirl
pool rapids are I would never have attempt
ed that trip," he said.
"After I had passed through the first big
waves. I realized that my hat had been
washed off. Then some more waves came
over me. and I did not know where I was.
I did not know what was. going n until
I came out in the whirlpool. During- that
brief time it seemed that a hundred ham
mers were pounding my head and my boat,
"I never turned over, but we were on our
side or end several times; and each time I
thought that I was a goner. If It had not
been for the shoulder straps, which I put
on tho last minute, I would havo been
hurled to death. I was conscious of noth
ing except the fearful sensation of being
overwhelmed with blows from every side.
I was mighty cold and tired when I camo
out at tne wninpooju.
ly gone, and then the water would Open
ana 1 woum bv '" ,.. ,;.,--- ;
not use my steering apparatus. When I
got Into the rapids tho water took complete
oontrol of the boat and I simply clung on
and tried to keep breath In my body.
The boat was la good shape after Its
rough voyage.
Bowser did not get a cent for making; the
rThe Fool Killer is twenty feot long and
four feet deep and is made of two-inch
pine, with four air-tight compartments.
The keel weighs 1,250 pounds.
Formerly a Bookkeeper.
Chicago. 111.. July 9.-"F. M. Bowser" is
the falls-shooting alias assumed by Peter
Nissen, who resides at No. S7S Francisco
street. Chicago. Nissan Is a Dane. Zl yeara
of nge. and until recently had acted as
bookkeeper for Jessen & Rcsberg. No. lrj
North Union street. He has been a reel
dent of Chicago for seventeen jeurs,
Nissens boat was finished in this city
Inst May, requiring thirteen months to com
plete it. After a trial trip to Lake Michigan
it waa shipped to Niagara Falls on June ZS.
Crazed by Intense Ileat While
Shoveling Coal.
Chicago, I1L. July 9. Crazed by the torrid
day Fireman George Bowcn of the- Chicago
and Alton road leaped from his big freight
i, enalne. No. 305. as his train was passine
Dwlght, 111., and though its speed was
twenty-five miles an hour, steadied himself
as ne ougntea in the Ultcn ana men ran
Into the woods and disappeared. Search 1
being made for him in the -vicinity of
. Pwlght by friends and railroad men. but so
far as known he has not been captured. He
has been seen twice, but has escaped, run
ning and yelling like a madman.
y The engine from which he leaped was of
' the big mogul type and the work of firing
it during the Intense heat is supposed to
have been too heavy a strain on Bowcn and
caused 'him to become partly Insane.
He left Chicago Friday morning on l-.U
engine, which was drawing a freight train
to Bloomlngton. It was a long, heavy
. train and Bowen had to work desperately
in th" terrible heat. While passing tho
woods near DwIght.Bowcn suddenly dropped
his shovel, and. turning to the engineer,
William Taylor, called out:
"It is all up with me." and sprang from
the cab. Ho rolled down the embankment
by the side of the track, landed on his feet
"and running across the right-of-way dis
appeared In the woods.
Three Bullets Are Said to Have
J Seen, Found in Fowers's
OHice The Fatal
nnrupuc sn-.cnu
Georgetown, Ky.. July 0. I'nles all -lqns
to-night fall. Caleb Pow th. former Secre
tary of State, will be placed on trial Tor
his life In the Scott Circuit Court to-morrow,
on charge of being accessory liofore
the fact to the murdir of Governor William
The cis-". of the Cb-nmonwcaUh aalr.t
Youtsey. Powers. Davis, Whltaker and
Combs, charged with complicity In the mur
der of William Goebel at Frankfort. Jan
uary 3 were called before Judge Couirill
on a change of veaue. to-daj.
The work of selecting a Jury w-as first en
tered rpon, and the pallet of those sum
moned to draw from was read.
The attorneys for the defense were sworn
In. They were taken by surprise when the
Commonwealth announced that a principal
would be pat on trial first.
The case against Caleb Powers was the
fir-t called. The prosecution sisked for and
was granted an order on the jailor of
Franklin County to bring him, as wit
nesses, Culton and Noaks. who are In Jail
at Frankfort.
Tho defendant, former Secretary of State
Caleb Powers, was brought Into court and
took a seat with the attornejs for the de
fense. Though he has been in Jail since
March 10. he shows but few marks of con
finement and looks In good spirits.
Ninety-seven witnesses for tho prosecu
tion were called nnd, though sixty-two
failed to answer, the prosecution announced
Itself ready for trial. Tho court then an
nounced that the defense would be given
till 2:20 to make up its list of witnesses.
Defense AnUs for Time.
When the court reconvened at I0 this
afternoon former Governor Brown, for the
defense, slated that the attorneys for that
tide had held a consultation, but had ben
unable to decide whether they will go
into trial, as they did not know what num
ber of their witnesses are present. He as
sured the court that he and his clients
are anxious for a trial at once, if it Is
possible, and, at the same time, prudent.
He asked till 9 o'clock to-morrow for the
attornejs to dlscu&s whether to go to
trial or to ask a continuance. Tho lima
was granted.
The attorneys for the defense, sixteen In
number, held n meeting to-night, after
which It was announced that the' were
scsiou for trial and will snnoanre ready
to-morrow If they can possibly have their
witnesses on hand.
It is understood that the defense will file
a general demurrer to all the Indictments on
the ground of Insufllclent evidence to holl
the men. Another step, said to be in con
templation but which cannot be verified. Is
to swear Judge Cantrlll off the bench.
The attorneys In the case are:
For the prosecution: Commonwealth At
torney Bob Franklin. County Attorney Vic
tor Bradley, B. G. Williams of Frankfort.
Colonel Tom C. Campbell and Wlllard
For Youtsey: It. W. Nelson. L. J. Craw
ford. John M. Stevenson, J. F. Askew, J. II.
Tinsley and W. C. Owens.
For Caleb Powers: J. C SImms. It. C.
Klnkead and John Young Brown.
For Whltaker: G. B. Phelps.
For Combs: It. C. O. Benjamin (negro)
and Woote G. Duniap.
For John Davis: Judge George Denny.
Klnkhead. SImms, Brown and Owens have
a general supervision over all tho cases for
the defense.
Everybody Searched for Weapon.
By order of Judgo Cantrill. every person
who entered the courtroom attorneys, wit
nesses, spectators and reporters w cro
starched for weapons. Several revolvers
and long knives were held up at the door.
This plan will bo followed every day.
Former Governor Brown did not like to
bo searched. In fact, he objected to It so
much that he put up a serious kick, first to
Sheriff Schuff and then to Judge Cantrlll.
"There l no law," said he to Judgo Can
trlll, "that permits a man to be starched
before colng Into a courtroom any more
than there Is a law which permits you to
go through my pockets and take my money
and private- papers."
"Well." replied Judgo Cantrlll. "they
searched me. and I guess you'll havo to put
up with It, too."
Case Agnlnut I'owi-r..
The case of the Commonwealth against
Powers has not been clearly outlined by the
preliminary hearing, and the defense has
announced nothing.
Tho principal witnesses against Towers
will bo F. Wharton Golden and W. H. Cul
ton. Golden Is understood to have turned
State's evidence, Culton. who is held with
out ball, was brought here from Frankfort
to-day In the custody of Sheriff Suter.
Powers and Golden went to Louisville the
day of tho assassination. The purpose was,
Golden says, to provide an alibi. Mean
time Youtsey. it Is charged, had possession
of the key to Powers's private office, from
which, it is alleged, the assassin fired.
A new bit of evidence was uncovered
when Commonwealth's) Attorney Franklin
made the motion that a subpoena duces
tecum be Issued to require Professor Ste
vens to produce in court a letter received
in February from Caleb Powers. In which a
certain expression was used. The expres
sion was shown to Judge Cantrlll, but waa
not read out. The order was made.
Tho phrase alleged to be contained in the
Powers letter to Professor Stevens Is as fol
lows: "The disorganization of the Demo
cratic party Is due more to him thnn to any
one else."
If this, hi supposed to refer to Goebel. Just
why ro much secrecy is belrg maintained
Rbout the phrase does not appear, but both
the prosecution nnd defense refused to glv e
it out. Another suggestion is that Powers
himself is to be represented as claiming the
credit for the "disorganization."
It also dcvelupcd to-day that all the
phots fired at the time of the assassination
are believed to have been located. There
were four shots. Three followed the first
and fatal one, and these last three, ac
cording to witnesses, pounded like pistol
shots. The ride bullet which killed Goebel
was found In a tree.
It Is now said that In removing the carpet
In Powers's' office, after the Democrats hud
obtained possession, bullet holes were found
In the door, from which bullets have since
been extracted.
Mails and Telegraphs in South
Africa Shut Down. .
. London. July 10. The Cape Town' corre
spondent of the Standard say?, under date
of July 9:
"The post office authorities have Issued
a notics that civil maiht have been suspend
ed for Johannesburg. This, with the fact
that telegrams for Pretoria are refused,
causes uneasiness."
From Behind Her Tipton Hay
FdlLd Deputy Maishal
When lie Fell His Companion
Opened Fire and Hay Died
at the End of a Des
perate Duel.
nEi-L-nLic si'kciai..
Mount Sterling. Ky.. July 9. The body of
Deputy United States Marshal J. Howard
Wilson arrived here to-day nnd will bo
buried to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The story of the killing 13 more thrilling
as the facts become known. When Tipton
Day was located. Wilson and his deputy hid
in some buhcs. and allowed Day and I!uh
and tlm two women to pass them and then
camo from their place of concealment and
ran within a few "ter- and demands! their
surrender. Day pulled one of the women
between him and Wilson and ulr;r her for
protection, shot Wilson, who held fire for
fear of killing the woman.
Receiving hta death wound he said to
Stamper, "Kill him." and a moment later
Day nnd Stamper engaged In n duel until
lioth their pistols were empty und Day fell
to his knee.
Stamper then ran to WINon. turned him
over, took his forty-live gun and ag-iin ad
vanced. From Wilson's fire on of Day's
arms had been disabled, but with the other
he ejected the empty shells and replaced
them with two cartridges and deliberately
aimed again, but missed. Stamper let fly
a forty-fivo and Day fell, but rose to
shoot again, but Stamper kicked the gun
from his hand.
Day was heard from to-night and is dy
ing. Bush is dead. Stamper kept watch
over Wilson's body the entire night. Day'-j
relatives gathered to do Stamper harm,
but, knowing death was suro fur somo of
them, their courage failed.
Two men finally approached him and de
manded that he go with them several paces
and Stamper followed with a forty-five In
one hand and a forty-four In the other,
determined Ihey should pay dearly for his
life, and their hearts failed.
Stamper was then left alone until Under
taker Eastin arrived from this city and at
dawn they started with the body. Stamper
surrendered at Frenchbars und wa- re
leased on J1.0OJ bonil.
The examining trial was fixed for Friday.
Bush Is the man who shot and wounded
his wife here several years ago. Wilson's
wife is a daughter of Captain W:.liam
Tipton of Conftderate utitlnctljn and Is re
lated to the best families- of the State.
German-Americans Will Zs'ot Vote
for Imperialism.
New York. July 3. The German vote,
which in some of the Middle Western States
! strong enough to swing the election. Is no
longer solid for McKinley and the Repub
lican party. Imperialism and militarism have
turned many to the Democratic ranks.
In Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio, where the
that the Germans will voe for JSran and J
Stevenson almost to a man. The Journil
has secured expressions of opinions on this
point from editors and prominent Germans
in these States confirming this statement.
B. H. Bohm of Cleveland, one of the most
prominent German Republicans In that city
and an officeholder under McKinley, tele
graphs: "We do not like Imperialism. Neither do
we like McKlnley's attitude toward the
Boers. I feci thn the Republican party Is
going far away from Its first principles. I
cannot tell how many German-American
citizens will vote for Bryan. There will be
Rudolph MaJoesky of the Voiks Freund of
Cincinnati wires:
"I beJi,' that Bryan will poll 0 cr cent
London. July 10. The Lorenzo
Marquez correspondent of the Daily
Teltgraph says, under date of July
"I understand that Mr. Hollis, the
American Consul here, has been re-
called. Ho la a well-known pro-
For Minnrl Partly finally Tne
lnj unci Wcducxilnyi warmer Ton
lni Miiiitlirrly vtlnilN.
For IlllnoU Kiilr Toeodny nnil
Wcdnewilnyi -narmrr In northern por
tion Ttiemlnys Haul to frexh nonth
Treterly wind.
For Arknii.nit t.eiiernlly fitlr Tqm
da) nnd Wrriu-In fanterly wiodfl.
I'rlneo Chlng Fighting for Foreigners.
Shot Niagara's Rapids in a Boat.
Caleb Powers on Trial In Kentucky.
Used a Woman as Ills Shield.
Rovealed a Menace to Jinny IJvc.
2. Minister Wu Has Advices.
3. Strike Renewed on Transit I.lnet.
Jester on Trial at New Iindon.
i. Race Track Results.
Baseball Scores.
Sporting News.
5. Tow ne Willing to Withdraw.
Itnberts Reports Fighting.
Mutiny I.Ike Thst of Olden Time.
Wee Children Drowned IJke Cat.
Beer Permitted at Camp Lincoln.
6. Kdltorfal.
DemocratH Active In the Twelfth Mis
souri. Hallway Building and China Riots.
7. The Rail was.
Kxccss Fares on Fast Trains East.
Aided by Thought Waves.
9. New Corporations.
Wrathcr ReiKjrt.
Transfers of Realty.
City News In Brief.
10. Grain nnd Produce
11. Financial News.
River Telegrams.
12. Mote Litigation In Prospect.
Ordinance for Payment of Posse.
Fiance's Absence Prevents Wedding.
Flve-Yp.tr-Old Girl Burned to Death.
Many Doss, But No Owners.
As to the Police I.aw
of the German vote. McKinley had SO ner
cent of the German vote four years aso. I
That was because the Germans were for
sound money. Tills year they frel that the I
currency question is dead. Besides, there j
is imperialism. That means militarism.
and ou know what Germans think of
The Chicago Frele Prese. In reply to nn
Inquiry as to the German support of the
Kansas City nominees, wires:
"Bryan and Stevenson appear before tho
American people with a very strong plat
form. It Is an expression of American lib
erty and true democracy. The Germans
generally Indorse the platform heartily."
A dispatch from Milwaukee, Wis., says:
"William Jennings Bryan will get strong
support from among the German-American
following in Wisconsin. From all sides
come reports that the Germans will not
support the administration's coloni-il pol
icy, and this alone is going to lose the Re
publican party many votes this fall."
New Credit of 14,o00,000 Francs
Asked for China Operations.
Paris. July 9. The Government has an
nounced that It will need a new credit of
H.MO.000 francs for Chtra, in addition to
the 0)0.000 francs already voted.
Comer of Stone Coping Fell From
Third Story of Insurance Ex
change Ituilding.
ISrukc Loose at 1 1:"0 p. in., Narrow
ly Misinji a Man in Its De
scent and Suiashiu; the
Iron Sidewalk.
A" rlece of stone weighing more than a
hundred pounds became detached last night
from the coping which marks the third
story of the insurance Exchange building.
at the bouth-ast corner of Broadway and
Olive street, and fell to the Mdewnlk. nar
rowly mihslng John Pochran, a tamalc ped
dler. It smashed a hole In the heavy 'ron
studded with prisms, which extends fro.ii
tho Magging to the building line, on the
Olive street side of the building, making
a naise which resembled that accompanying
the discharge of a cannon.
At any time lwtWeen the hours of C a. ru.
nml 7 p. m. the fall of the stone probably
would have resulted in loss of life, aa the
corn'r where It fell Is one of the bublcst
In the city und Is parsed by thousands of
pedtstrians. Hut It was U-JSO o'clack and
only the tamalc peddler was within the dan
ger line.
When a reporter arrived on the scene at
11:13 he found Pochran still gazing up at
the place whence the stone had fallen
The proprietor of the portable lunch estab
lishment seemed to le lot In the contem
plation of what might ha-e happened to
him. In broken English he told of his ex
perience. "I vas stindiug here." he wild. Indicating
with his foot a spot not more thnn three feet
from where the stone struck the flagging.
"ven I heard a vlzz und a 'crash. Den I
shump In dcr street. Ven I get my nerve
yet und come back again I see dls big stein
here. I tlnk tffer since vat a narrow sus
enpe I haf.
"Say. if I hed been "standing dere den I
vouldn't been now. vould I?"
The stone formed the corner of the coping
snd Is about two feet long, one foot wide
and svven Inches thick.
An examination showed that the fresh
break was not more than three Inches
across, indicating that the stone had been
gradnilly breaking nvvay probably for
months, finally detaching itself by its own
weight. It seems peculiar. If nothing more,
that It did not fall In the daytime, when the
rumbling of cars and heavy wagons would
help to jar it looe.
The few persons who were on the streets
last night when the Incident occurred heard
the tamalc pddlers story, and. comment
ing on the menace to life which hail been
hovering over passersby on that particular
corner, invariably skirted the outer edge
of the sidewalk when walking awayi nerv
ously gazing up at the copings and cor
nices of ihe big buildings as If they expect
ed another piece of stone to drop.
Four Transports Under Orders to
Do the Work.
New York. July 9. The transport Raw
lings sailed from Brooklyn to-day for Ha
vana and Matanzas. At Matanzas she will
take on board a battalion of the Tenth In
fantry, which she will disembark at Santi
ago. At Santiago she will embark a bat
talion of the Fifth Infantry, under uealed
To-morrow the Sedge wick will sail for
Matanzas to take aboard one battalion of
the Tenth Infantry, which will be disem
barked at Clenfuegos. and at Clenfucgos
she will take on board a battalion of the
Second Infantry for New York, unless oth
erwise ordered
The McCIellan will also sail to-morrow
for Havana to bring the Eighth Infantry
to New York.
On Wednesday the transport Crook will
sail for Havana to bring to New York an
other portion of the same regiment.
Shanghai Dispatch Says Boxers
Gain a Hundred Men Where
Allies Gain One.
Canton, Monday, via Houu-Kons,
TtifMiay, July 1U (Cop.vrlslit. VJW, by
tlie Nuvv York Her.iM Company.) An
oilk-Ial toli'jrr-.iin from l'ckiti confirms the
previous report that the Kritisb Lega
tion, vt herein all the foreigners have
gathered, was intact on July :!.
The Chinese have hcen repulsed tvlth
a loss of It.otjo, and are afraid to renew
the attack. ,
London. July !. Admiral Ilruee has
sent a telegram to the Admiralty De
partment from Taku under date of July
7, to the effect that there are grounds
for hoping that Prince Cliing. with his
army, is at Pekin protecting the lega
tions against Prince Titan, his army and
the lloxers.
Brusselis, July 9. A Shanghai dis
patch of date received here says that a
Chinese newspaper asserts that Prince
Chiug's troops have arrived at Pekin to
rev'ctual the Kurorans and defend
them against the rebels.
Berlin, July 9. Lti Hai Ilouan, the
Chinese Minister to Germany, to-day
told a representative of the Associated
Press that he had received a dispatch
dated July 7, saying:
"Xo authentic continuation has ar
rived of the Pekiu slaughter, but I have
reliable information that Prince Cuing
has organized a determined opposition to
the Boxers-, lightiug them with regular
troops, a majority of which retnaiu
loyal. Several severe encounters have
been fought, in which the loyal troops
were victorious. Three thousand rebels
have been killed in the streets before
the gates of Pekin."
London. July 10, 3:23 a. xu. From a
foreign point, the capture of Pekin is
the key to the situation, as there Is a
fear, according to the Dally Mail's)
Shanghai correspondent, that delay now
menus loo recruits for the Boxers for
every soldier of the allies in the hind.
Yokohama. July 9. The Government
has decided to immediately dispatch 23,
ouo men and 3.000 horses to China.
The newspapers in indorsing this ac
tion, poiut out that should the foreigners
at Pekin perish. Japan could not be ab
solved from blame.
Che-Koo. Sunilay, July S. (Copyright,
r.tw. by the Xcw 'iork I lea rid Com
pany.) The Ninth Regiment of Ameri
can Infantry landed at Taku Saturday
morning from the transport Logan.
Kiel. July 9. The German Kast
Astatic Squadron sailed this morning for
! China. Emperor William and Prlnn
Henry of Prussia witnessed the de
parture oi tne warsmps.
Addressing the first naval division
prior to its departure, Euiiieror William
Yours is the first division of armored
ships which I send abroad. Hemember,
you will have to light a cunning foe,
provided with modern weapons, to
avenge the German blood which has
flowed. But spare the women and chil
dren. I shall not rest till China Is
Mibdued, and all the bloody deeds are
avenged. You will fight together with
the troops of various nationalities. See
that you maintain good comradeship
with them."
London. July 10. The Times this
morning says:
"Some Chinese officials arc evidently de
sirous to have It believed in Europe that
the legations in Pekin are still under the
protection of one section of the Chinese
Japs May Use Any Number of Troops, but Must Not
Expect Extra Indemnity.
St. Petersburg, July 9. Authoritative in
formation Just obtained confirms the report
that Russia has consented to and is even
desirous that Japanese should actively co
operate in the pacification of China. Russia
places no limit on the number of Japanese
troops to be employed and only stipulates
that this agreement Is not to constitute a
mandate whereby Japan will obtain a priv
ileged position. Japan, it Is added, must
co-operate on the work of pacification on
the same basis as other Powers.
London. July 10. Baron HayaabI, being-
Army. But that only makes It more re
markable that they should not employ
the only convincing argument by allow
ing direct communication between the
Ministers and the outer world. We do
not wish to insist too strongly upon this
aspect, but the circumstantial rumors
lack the continuation so easily supplied
if they are true."
Chc-Foo, July S. t.Copyright, 1900, by
the New York Herald Company.) The
immediate object of the allies is to take
the native city and stop the bombarding
ami sniping. It is impossible to attempt
the relief of Pekin at present.
London. July 10. 323 a. m. With the for
eigners in Pekin probably safe amid civil
war, with Prince Chins on their side, with
the Powers united and their forces con
stantly increasing, the outlook in China la
now rather more hopeful than It has been
for a month past.
It appears from the cautious statement
given out by Taoltai Sheng. In Shanghai,
that the reason that the heavy guns bear
ing on the legations at Pekin wera not
used is that Prince Chins, who is served
by 10.CW troops, seized all the artillery am
munition. Cheng likewise 'ntimates that Yung Lu,
Commander-in-Chief of the Northern army.
Is associated with Prince Chins in opposing
Prince Tuan's ferocious designs and dicta
tcrlal amblUon.
Shenjr. who appears to be the sole Shang
hai conduit of Pekin news, cheers the for
eign Consuls by these confidential commun
ications, but takes excessive precautions to
prevent the Chinese from thinking him
friendly to the foreigners.
The feeling of unrest in the Southern and
Central Provinces continues. The members
of the official classes In those Provinces
utrivo to remain neutral, with a leaning- to
ward the foreigners, until they shall sea
whether the moderate or extreme factions
will win In Pekin. Prince Chins seems to
be standing for the dynasty and old order
against Prince Tuan's inordinate ambition.
Two couriers arrived at Tlen-Tsln on July
1 from Pekin. One brought a letter from
Sir Claude MacDonald. the British Minister,
to the same effect as that previously re
ceived from Sir Robert Hart. The couriers
confirm the reports of the death of Baron
von Kctteler. They say that Prince Chins
is doing his utmost to protect the foreign
ers, but that the native feeling against the
whites Is strong. Two high officials op
posed to the Boxers are reported by the
couriers to have been assassinated.
Sir Claude MacDonald's letter is dated
four days earlier than that of Sir Robert
A dispatch to a news agency here, dated
Tlen-Tsln. July 2. says:
"The Empress Dowager, so far from be
ing dead, is actively s-trivinff to prevent
the factions fighting. Pripce Chins has In
formed her that he would rather lose his
head than be constantly obliged to warn
her of the consequences of the prolonga
tion of the present anarchy. Prince Tuaa
Is quite willing that Chlng should be de
capitated, but the Dowager Empress will
not allow this. Frincc Tuan has decided
that he will take full responsibility. Hs
proposes to retake Tlen-Tsln and Taku.
Outside of Pekin, except in the Pe-Cht-Ll-nnd
Shan-Tung country, the people are su
premely Indifferent."
Military opinion is unanimous that if
the legations did not need relief it would
be foolish to attempt to advance before
The Dally Mall's Shanghai correspondent,
under date of July 9, says:
"It Is certain that if the Towers malt
any movement elsewhere north of Taku
they mut be prepared to meet opposition.
A Chinese official In high favor with Vice
roy Liu Kunyl. in the course of an inter
view, says the southern Viceroys are only
bound to neutrality as long as they are
not Interfered with. They have more war
materials than they can use, and the mili
tary forces all over the provinces are in
creasing. The Yang Tse Klang is mined
with torpedoes. The garrison at the Shang
hai arsenal have Just been re-enforccd ty
two newly recruited regiments."
If any sort of government existed in Te
kln. the settlement of the trouble woull
not present serious difficulties, hut if an
archv nrevalls. the situation would be se
rious Indeed.
George Wyndham, Parliamentary Under
secretary of State for War, said in the
House of Commons yesterday that sinc
lSTJ English Arms had sold the Chinese
Government seventy-one guns of position,
1ZS field guns and 97 machine guns, with
ammunition for each class. He also said
that a German firm In 1S09 sold China ,
OuO Mauser rifles.
asked by a representative of the Dally
Chronicle. "Do you understand that Japan
has now been allowed a free hand to settle
the trouble?" replied:
"I do not understand so. but I knorv-'at
Japan is quite willing to do all la '
er to bring the rising to an end. &Mtm
the other Powers. Japan is rear.,
r.000 men into the field." X
Berlin. July 9. Regarding g .
the Powers, a Foreign Offl'
said that the relations co ,
and that the harmony Jr '
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