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THE EErUBLIC: SATURDAY, JULY. 21. 1000. --IV:. i if , TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF. RCSINKSS TMscotint rates crc " In ' per " ont "n . ill ami time loars Cle-irime -. JmVIOI:.. balances, UlXlil N York cxcliaiiM'. 'de discount bid p-ersck.d laiul-ville. So dis count bill. par .i-Ui.l Chicago. IV discount bid. l"o discount i-ked Cinelnn ill. dis count bid. par aicxl. New Orle.m-. dis count bid. par ask. d Iho loe-il wheat irirUi closed higher st Ti'tc b Jnl. ' 11 A lit: 74c -ept lie i. IVc. ..n-7-e Xn 2 red. Corn lo-e 1 tifitrr at 3. b July. Ss1i- -Pt 3j' e.ir. Oats closed .it Sl'.e ! Julv. :".c H-pt . :r.24'vc No 2. Whe-u at Chicago closed higher .it TbV n Jul. ?re- Auk 77Vi- spt Corn closed higher it 4"4c .1 J"Ie sS'.filie llg. 4"c H. Sept Olts rlt.ptl Jt 'C Julv 3tC ub. S'.'i-iC Sep'. Tho local miirkct for stand erd mcs Prk ciosed strorg .1! $12.7; Prime il.'im 1 ird rliwfl Ilrai .it Cue, choice lw. Ixical spot cotton market closed teidv. LOCU. AND si'i.ri:i;N Cstv Cmn-clor Sehnu-nncher has notified tli KJnlocb comp-ir.v thit tinle-s 11 Jib statements of Its earnings and pus the 0 ler cent tai thereon. Its Hcene to ooopt hA streets with its conduits will l- if voked. V monster meeting It: tin Co'lseum is pm lise.l ns a feature or the campsign If the Invitation of the Citv- Committee to ojtn campaign work here let ai-ecj ted Joe Arno. in Ita ian swindler, has been l-nplicatet In another fraud Hery Westrap. a machinist ta" killed bv a bursting emerv wheel veste-r.lav in the Pulton Iron Works Samued Pitts of 5t lui Cnuntv who died of J broken h-art. was buriel e-i-r-da JudK Klein denied the Imun.-tioii le Mralnins Heeorder of De.eis Halm from moving Relatives of Jnspii -livl'" of Knt, U, ji'e searching thl city for him Three bu-Iil permit" were lne-.l e-ter-dav the result of a dispute about Hie name of Mrs. Barbara Ko"elrock. Incorporation article for a new eleoine railwav In Madisn Couiiii llllnoi- haxe Wen i.sued. Tommy 3Iitehe!l. a ninjiu). was found ronnlonn selllnc paperx The Grand Chapter, order of Kalern Star, close! Its session In St. I.ouH The Democratic Cit Committee Ins not decided rtmoal or campaign opening 'lues. tlor. The Mwouri Pre Association, after a'l nu.il sc.sion. v. Ill Mit Niagara K-ilK and I'-it.ad 1 Patrick 0Xril has llie.1 suit for J'ftO nsainst WIUU111 Idas and John OrLanlt for Injuries receled from . cow bdongins to the defendants Tf-e Kirkwcoil oflielals atetalcii.c steps to anest owners of unlicensed dog". (Jfireje Zeller of Eansville Is In this citv feeklnu a nils!ne )n. nts'ERAI. DOMESTIC Report from arIou jioiiits In Illa.ols ni di ate great disaffection In the Republican r-jnks The Repubdcans are desertlnir tile partv for Hrjan Thla Js speciall true In reference to the Germans. Mr Urjn has glen oat an interIevi on the Chine situitlon. In which he Mates that the lest ;ujtraJUe of safety the Gov ernment can Kite Americana la China Is lo convince tho Imperial Goiernment that the I'nlted Sate3 Is not a purt to the land Krabbing solitme. Joe Bailev of Texa has wrltteu a letter to Texas .Farmer of Dallas. Te , dcnvlrg utatements ptibSlslied In tht paper relative to tha purchaao made by Hallej. with ex Governor Kranclrfs ttaslstaiiue. of Barney Gibbs's Dallas County ranch. The president of the ConfcoUdated Strent Railways of DaJlas atatea that he has re ceived offers from LOO or mora street rallwaj mn In St. Louis to take the iiJa.es of strikers) on the Dallas street rallwaj s, but that lie does not need any more men Tho prievance committee of the five order of the brotherhood of railway em plcyesi. In session at Omaha- are considering tha grievance of the men in regard to the physical examtnatlons matJe compulsory by "Western raJlroaJs. and tha aubsoquent dis charge of employes Robert NoaVea furnished oni fnsa tlonal testimony In the Ca b Power oafw esterday. He sij that Powers to'd hlt lhat Goobel wiould be killed, and that would settle It, His erldenoe teals to entangl"; Powera In the plot to remove Goebel. 2JoaXes swore that the mountaineera were brought to Frankfort for the purpose of In tlrcfdattntr the Election Commissioners Social entertainments are the feature of the last two days at Camp Bell. A ball will b dven to-night In honor of Mrs. Harvey Clark. The Dniocratic campjlgn In Illinois wl.l be formally opened at Peoria on August 1. Anthony W Poors denies the charge that 1-e klllwd J. T. Adams. A society has bten organized In Xew York for tho purpusa of praventlng prema ture burials, A prominent rprentaliie of the Hors. In this country denies the report that thou sands of Kroner's people are ptvparine to migrate to the United State He talks hopefully of Koer pioP-cts anJ tils- future of the South African Republic. KOKEION. An eruption of 3 volcano at Yokol.am-t destrojed s-vvrol villages and kllVd or 111-Jure-1 2tn person SPOKTING Pjir Grounds winners. W. Y. G-te. El Citiy. Guide Rock. Venfj. The Milliner und Eva's Darling. RAILa'.OADS. The Tennessee Central I lalng tracks at the- rate of a mil- a da). Excess fares on trains bftween Chi'ao mid New York Is diverting tr.itllc from Uestern points to the St. Iiuis galowav J I! l'axkell, ailvertiaing at,ent of the Prlsto line, ha reslterfced lo etnbjrk in other business K. T Heed succeeds him ftt I)uL po-ssenger a-nty have lix--d tales for the St. Uoui IIxpo,ilIon and St. louis Pair. Clinton Ho.sklt. a well known railruad contract", dt""l at P.uffaki, N . Tho Cotton Belt lias just ii-mt.I lis crop jeport o t Judses or the Nebraska Supieme I'outt will meet lo dlstoiss the IrsaHl) of the State Transportation Hoap! Gaorge H. IlejfTord's tuiucessur will b !flected fiiim the paenKtsr dt-partinent of tb St. I'alll. 31ario- lulrlllHeliee. Port B!ake!, Julv l.-Salled. Julj 19: Barketitine Amelia for Honolulu, bark San ta Rosa for Pata. Peru Astoria, July X Arrived: United Stan. MMtflr Pliilddelphl 1 from Seattle Taeoma, July J". Arrlit-d: fchio Hoience ftom Honolulu to load for Honolulu New 'iork. Jul) 20 Arrmsi. I.'icinii. JJAerpool and Queenbtown Hare. Jul 2i Arrived. New York. Cherbourg. Julv 2U Sailed, britli from Hamburg and I. Ciaogne. Kaier P-td-Soi'tbimpton, ew York Kinsale. July 20 Pafed camplni 1. Ntw lork. for Queeiistown and l.lnrpool. Sin Fr.incico. Jul 20. Arrived. Hirken tine Archer. Honolulu. Hamburg. July IS Arrived: Phoenicia, lrom New York. New York. July 20 Arriied. Kuerst Bis marck; from Hamburg. Palatia. from Ham burg. Glasgow. Julv a) Arrived, htate of Ne braska. New ork Southampton. July 2J Sailed: Kaier Jnedrlch. New York. london. Jul 20. Sailed. Minneapolis. New aork SMALLPOX SPREAD STAYED. s'oiulilions ;it Cape Xoiue IJoponeil Improved. WashJngton, July 20 The Secretary of the Treasury has received a telegram from Lieutenant Jarvi. acting special Treasury ngent at Cape Nome, stating that there has been enly two new case of smallpos since last report. Tie disease, he states. I apparently not prcadlng. He reports that he is maintain ing examination of vessels and Immediate isolation of .shore. CONGER GABLES: "QUICK RELIEF ONLY CAN PREVENT GENERAL MASSACRE." t omlinieil Prom Piiki Hue. made In Minister U 11 tli.it tbet 1ir bit 11 gnat defection nom ! Cliiio s. mi the r-lel hots and that the ttoubles into wbiih the foreign tios have '.ilb 11 lii b ell lvtld Ibt powtrof the biipell.ll lo- ertiment in prevent. Desll I lmprur' s.liimitui,. It is .11 knowledge! at the State I). kill nient tlmt Mr. Conger's nuiMer dm uol improie the situation n. iterl.ilU. but 0011 Ilrni tile repoils of tl 1 Imp. b s-n- of the bege.I In ih i:ri ili !. 1; it. oil The vrv wording of the iiuim' h iliat til" partv wasneitlj teadv to give up the strus gle The ibpsituunt utln i.il re.iliz tint tll.re mur b lllltllediate at lion SoOl.lties Hj. Ib.oi aid lanis hM .1 oiifeiii on the n-isiK, :i, ,',1-us-ed the inetbisl to be adopted lor .111 lllltlWi He expedition Sed) at lion will b- jxi.fl upon with 111 illled Powir o tliat time will In no fur ther deljx in pi soillt t, to tb 1apit.1l The Congti oispitib establish. wiih ei Minable -burn.-- that the I.jMtiin wre sif s erul dais I iter than tin time 11 mud In the lrtiimsfinti.il reiot- of their 111.1- s 1. re Tbi re I- n pr-il tbilit that the dis patch was sent late i Wrilwii.ii That wis the time it left Pekln. at Hiding to suppl-mental dl-pitihes reielrd from t"in ul Gi neral Gooiinow at Sti ingh.ii and 1 011 sul Ki.wlet at t'lie-Kisi But tin-Imisiit nit uetloti of ii ! lit Is not peife. tlv estab lished l!hr bx ibe liUiiRim to the 'ii nese alltiistet or those ? ut b ti.ir Consuls to the State Depittrruit Be end doubt, it is ettl. d that at the time the meige sji disp.itditd tin Vititiiuu and Briti-h ! ga tioi'M wre In dire peill. ThI- knowledge las siiinu.itid tlie Got einmtnt to urgent me-isiin-s if relief and r-n given ground for lerewej hoie .f suc cess itut It i admitted bv the orhi I il that therr ate jet mun ri.in for the gravtst auxle: a to the fate of all the Ie ttlou llejtrmls 1 iou I'rLlu. In the '"hlne Gin eminent ltelf the 1 nlted States placts it onlv hope for the sifetv of Minister Conner If that Govern ment is plaving us false, tin 11 It I Mi that the fate of the Minister is sealed Tl.t nii minlstratlou ha faith In at leat a portion of the Chinese authorities, and tietteves it 1 thiv that hate pitservid the Hie- of Min ister Conger and the other diplomats In Pekm up to ihl time The cibbgram il leued to haie come from Mr Conger ind which vras preent d to Secrelan 11 iv bj MlnUter Wu to-da confirms the adtninl tratlon In the belief that it conrlueuce has no been mlplice,l. Since the beglnnlrf of the Chinese out breaks the poltcv of the T'nited States hs liein to recognize the troubles a 'nsurrec Ilonar and In r.o w.i promoted bv the Chinese Goiernment as reDrsrnted bv tl Dowager Emiiress Prince Clilng and thrlr followers. The Instructions sent to General Chaffee, who la to command our forces In China, were alone this line These were forwarded eterda to Nagasaki befote the receipts of the alleged cablegram from Mr. Canger. but Secretary Root .iid to day thut these order. would be in no ul-e uffected by the lattr coimtinlc.itlon "In fact," he ndded, slowly after a mo ment's thought ' Minister Conger's table- gram .Mir.ylj emphasizes them It Is also ccnflrmatorj of the wisdom of the pollc that ha been puriued bv the ad ministration 'Pr tug lo .fto- dinger. Mtmbers of the Cabinet ait of the opin ion that, fstllng assurtd that the Anierban Government ban tu territolI.il de:gn upon China, the Government of that countrj or certain offlclulu of It. have taken extraor dinary p-tln to preserve Minister Conner from lnjiirv. This Goveriiiueiit deems Prince Tuan. the accredited leader of the Boxets a rebel, ard will lend It lnriuejice 10 pre vent hi UHurplrg the rule of the Empire This determination ha been made known to thn authorities at Pekln through Minis ter Wu Ting Tang, and doubtles- Inspired them to unusual efforts to protect Mr. Corgtr 11 ii.aumltig this attitude ttt United Stile Government aWo plate Itself In a more advantigeous po'llloii for the collei tlon of liidemtilt) for losses of life cr propertj of lis citizens In Chlnu The Aar Department ha sent 110 further otdeis to our forces In China a a reult of to-dav's development A table message was senl to Ututenant Colonel Coolidse. commanding the Ninth Infantrv. the milk ing American officer with the allied troop, sdvls.ng Mm uf the Conger t-Kt,rjm :u.d aking him to acknowledge Its receipt, but no additional Instructions were slien him Xu answer lias vet been received from him and It Is suggested that the department" commur.Icatlcju maj not teach hlii as the country tlirnugh wh'oh a couilei mut pass In order to get to Tieu Tsln Is Infested b Boxe I. on g; Mrituiir lo Heme.. Secretar Iong cabled Admiral Reniev t Che-Foo to "uee and urge verv posltile endeavor for relief" It is lliuught that tl.e Admiral might be all. to ljtid from 20) to 4? bluejackets but whether thev wouM be able to connect with the little armv at Tieii-Tsln . a maletr of rrsve do tl.t. The department does not subtest iuy other po lblr wav In which he could In of ervite to aid In the rvrue To be plain, the oSi cl.tls here hnv little hoiie that the alllel fortes wilt eve" sucieed In leathlng 1'. kin. unless thev ard heavily ie-eufori.ed The :tie even fearful that the enemv tna suc ceed In cutting off their supplier and b ave th'in In desperate strait Indeed, there Is no watraut fot believing thut this his rot alread) I cn done and a line from LleJ tenant Colonel Cool!di;- would do tiiucli toward relieving the anxiety on this point It wa suggested bv a hUh Government offl. er lo-djy that the mot effective v.ij to his mind to get the allied force to p-kln was for etch Government to fend 'nr empturv orders to the commanding otfirer of It troops In Chlr.a to go tbeie '1 b it would stop any bickering tb it might be (.olng on std do mote than nn.v thing 'b-e 10 cau.e the International forcts to unite for tlie time for mutual piotectiou Under the lolb ) adopted by the 1 nlted Stales it Is s.iid that our troops would not be gltu uih order Their movements. It Is tinder Mood, will be. governed Ulitrl bj the ad vice of tlie Chintse utllclals, who ace credit ed with being filendl to us If ttr -c uf ridals think thit a forwatd movtment nr.uld not be taken bv the Imperial troop. to mean 1111 set of hostility to tbem then the order to move in iy bo jiivm If on the other bund, tht oflitlals udvl- that the presente of the foreigners, at or near Pt kin v. ouiil be mbundisto.)d b the mtive sol dler. It Is not probable that the attempt 10 rath the capital a ill bo perNtetl in d the life of Mlnlstor Conker inlUit be prtja dlved thereby. I'ONSLI. FUttLLII S l)sf 1CIIKS. Washington. Julj 20 The State I)(-part-ment to-div !sued the following "The Setittaiv of State rtelv.d this morning a dispatch fiom Con-ul Fowler at Che-Poo dated mldnUht. I saving a Shanghai paper of the l'.th said all for eigners murdered Fowler wired the Gov ernor demindlng the truth Tlie Governor replied that hi courier left Pekin on the 11th and all then were safe, but Pekln it city had been carried bv rebel with intent to kill " The Secretary of State later to-dav re ceived .1 second ttlegr.im from Consul Uowler at Che-Poo dated afternoon of the 2)tli. paving he had received the following telegram from the Governor of Shtn Tting. dated 10 o'cioi k: "Received fling express from the Tsurg 1.1 Yamen forwarding cipher telegram d ited Julv IS. from American Minister Pekin which I have transmitted, ami by which 30U will see that the mwspapir accounts' are entire I) rumor" The State Department still Htc-r teccived a dispatch from Conul Fowler, diteel night. Jul 2l. in which he communicates the following message telegraphed to him that day by the Governor of Shan-Tung: "1 havejut received cietliite information that the various Ministers at Pekin are well and the rroper Chinese authorities are dcvlIng measures for their rccue and pro tection." This message Is signed by Yuan, the Gov ernor of Shan-T-ing. It Is believed In Washington that Cotisjl Fowler mcrelv assumes th it tl"c message from Pekln is dated Jul) Is, as the dls- pit.b lelivired bv Minister Wit lo the Siale Dipaituieiii. width I the o le referred to bv Consul Ponbr le-nr no date IICI.I.I C tXs I, s VIIVICI'.s. Brussels. Julv . -The II. Iki.ih Coiiu1 at .M1.1ugh.1i sends tlie following clisp.itoh. miller dlle f Julj !' "Mieng (the administrator of lelegnp'i") illinium . that the foielgners at Ptkiu te N.lfe in.) j.ound Julv t") ' u imp. 1 ill de. re. dited Julv ': orders she 1. t, ,,f Tl.iiT.sIn to epiira.se II dlllla;.. ..ius,, iiollbbs aim i-nlers lb. lot il 11HI11I.1 to i.pi.ss the r.lx-llion" Mtcitic 1 ifiti:n 1 ciin:. I.I I Itl.le s,.s, 1 ,. V islitiitton Julv ji S. . relarv lla's flllll III the geimilK ness of Mlni-ttT "OU ." di.piuh is lsls. , ..II the f.o t til II It ts wrln. n li, !, stale liepirtnie in cipher ai.d is in ,.v 11 111. sune in the sttiie eipli.r The cipher tod. of th' Staler IV partuieui is what i ktown a .1 mbl eode .iTid while it Is i.a.t -n eomplex as tli.it 11-e.d ll the nav V It s s-ild to ! ubolute- Iv iiuj...sslt.. fr ,,,n ,. even a cipher expert to lean it or to write n message In It vvithetut tlie us, r the eode IkhiI. The svinbols ue.l ate tlgure arraugetl in groups to lepre-serit worel- It b:its is a svtem of kev numbers which change tl.e sixuir'tauie of tlo svmlil The . od is thn capable of eVeral trans positions .111,1 t ,tl fmiher Iu reasc the iiiniciiltv of Us tr-uis itl.in bv iinnuilit.riz"l pei sons then re two basic )vem. one In use be rtii the 1 inbissle and legation sml the oilier In use b) the other II ilf. Then iiv ilipl.-matic olllcer having 1 Ithi r one of these b isic ststem can completelv cl.ai ge ihe euilie otb bv t hanging the Lev nuiub.r and Ihl can be done without prevlou- llotle e to the department it I Kile bv ., prtulur airaugemeiu of gioups of iiumbeis s (,.,( ti, m.ssage shows on It fje-e to the expert In the de partment that the ceIe is , haiive.l While It I impossible for rven a . iplier exptrt ivlthniit the .'..le ho.ik 10 h.sn.Ile loi e Ipher su, c cssfultv an exiwrt with the Iseok coul 1 sMiji learn lo read anil write me--nges It Is for this reison that ihe State Department vi rarelv publishes exact translations of cipher message. ., thee translations tak.i In connection with the cipher nit saj.es w hie h might be stolen from the wires, vould enable an expeit to build up the covle and read future messages. The cipher ti"w in u" i compaiatively new The former Mate Depirtment code was on tlie s11rle principle, but dining tin -ipatiish var It via feared that mes-cige) might Is? read, diiel the entire code was ch tllgcd ministerWelated. How lit- l.c-ccivi-.l in. I Deli wi ril '"llofl'.s .Ml,s.oc'. Wa-hlngtoi,. I.1I1 J. -The Uliuiese Min ister Mr Wu 'In,,- Kng. Is tu-ds) a center of personal . ongrattilatlon over tl.e great service he has performed for Ihe Arnerlcatl Govirnment and the American people In optning up roinin inlc atlon between Cnlte.1 State- MlnNi.r conger and Washincton, and It sweeping aside a mass f horrible) repoits ns to wholrriIe uiassacie of our offlciil Hrd other The Chinese I.eeatlon wa pi a state of Jubilation todij Minister 11 bteakfists earlv In the ,ia). (ft-: the Chin...,. tiitom, and till mottling he bieiktated even entiier than usual Just before he sat down a telegraph rn.se:i!cr bo blcvelcsl up to Ihe legation jrilt end pj'sed Ina dl-patch. Ihl Is not Unusual HO tile tn.ss.iee was Liken in hand b u etreiar) vvhtle the Minister pimeeded with Up breckf.isi J1i ines..,;e prov.-d 'ii be ijul'c- long and a con riderible pan .,H j unlntelllsible elpher tode. But it was not until the eje felt on the name forger," written in Eng lish that tlie full purport of the niesui,e bttatne evident Then there wu a stir thtongh the establishment TPe .Minister was entlrelv In the diik ss lo the meanlnc of the- strange gioups of At.tblc figures, but it was evident to him that this was a reply from Miul-ter Conger to Sr, retjrj liaVs cipher cablegram of July II Mi Wu went upalrs lo Ms piivale office. wheie he vas jolntil iv Ms -e.ienrv. .Mr. Chang Word vvs s. nt for the Minister's) automobile to lake him Xo Ihe fctate De-lurtm-nt. A few minutes later he uip-ared with .Mr Cl.an on the stone balconv of Ilia legation In his hand he tarried a docu ment, careful! wra;ped up In a pice e of white Until Ills fucr wa wreathed in smile He stepped Into the vehicle und his Aincrlmn attendant turned the lever and they tore down Connecticut avenue lowaid the State Dep irnneiit It wa jr, o'clock when Mr. Wu tradl the document to Secretar Hav jiid then after brier ton t,ratuljtloiis over vvlrit the mrs-nge was ic Ileved 10 contain, he letlred In order that the translation of the elpher might begin. Minister W'u's leeisanal feelings over the rece'pt ot the mes ;e are thoe of inten-e relief, following a long period vf ejctreme depression lie had little to s.iv uver tin message, as It "leeks for ltef and his views could add nothing to It Above all. he, Is r. Juiced tint the ie ports as to the mi. sacre of Minister Cot gel and all other for eigner are d!lpattd,1Jind this he irs.irJ a a .supreme f u, t iiotnlthstuudlug the Vrave setateinent made that the bombard ment 1 roliig on and massacre 1 litimlnent. Tlie frankness with which this statement Is made Is I tl.t 11 as conclusive evidence uf the geiiubieiies of the dlpntc!i Moteover. Mr. Wu I personal!) acquainted with the Taotal of Sliaugli.il, who forwrded tht 110s 1 ,- for him, and ,ot back the answer, ami the Minister regards him as one of the mot lireproacbabla and libcli-minded men in all China presidentreceTves news. Visil.h Mle-c-liiJ bv tile I)isi.Uc'll I'roiu (.'iiiij;!'!'. cm ion O Jul.v .11 The President's rlrt 11-ivs o Minister Congei's dlspateh was hamie.1 him th luslant he Iefl Ihe Iral.i bv the ss.),iiie,l Press correspondent. Scanning the bulletin he gite evblence." of pha-tire at the nwj I-at-r. when Ihe Htate I)epi-tineiiis state ment tll"t e.iciled hlnl bv tile AssuilaUd i'rers. adding Htrength to the genulin ues of the new e. he was more vlKlblt gratlflisl. Those near the PreMdent lavn known for davs pjt that he has never given up hope that Minister Conger was alive After tlie Preside r.t bad read all the news which fjllowed the rput bulletin, he started for a dtlve with Mrs. Mclvlnley over tho couulr) roads. "NOT YET DESTROYED. On lulv 11 Lppiliims Wfio Ho poi-U-d Iloliliiij,' (nit. M'RCIAL BY CABLE Che-Poo. Thursday. July 1" via Shanghai FriJ.ej - cCe.pyrlght 1-jO. b the New Vork Herald Cotnpjnj ) The Consuls telegraphed to Yuen Shi lv.il. Governor of Shan-Tung, asking him whether It Is true or not that Ministers In pekln have been massacred. The Governor replied "M mesriigei who left Pekln on tl.e 11th rcjiorted that the re-tiels had attacked tho levntlon. but It was not et clctr0eel " vuen Shi Kal refuses 10 believe that the Ministers have been ma-sacred. The Con suls wiied again, demanding a de finite answer LEGATIONSlURNED. Knintp llv.u. That Wliite-, Ek- aped to 'Ilium's Palaiv. Paris. July si) The Foreign Office has re ceived Information from a Chinese source in which, however, certain reliance may be pUcceJ. that the foreign Ministers at Pekln have not been massacred. According to this Information, on July 7 the Ministers were attacked and the: legations burned, but the foreigners succecdetl in crossing the city to Prince Chine's palace.' which was then barric-ded and the Europeans were holding their own un to the tlm the news left. July 3. Since then nothing has been heard from rekin. MANCHUS GO TO MEET RUSSIANS. Tuan Forges Emperor's Name to Order Declaring War Fighting at Sakhalin, A.ruii and Blagovetchensk. pi:ci i, nv I'.viti.i: rejn,I.:i. Satutila). Julv -1 -(Cop) right. !'. bv the- New Voik Heralil Compin) I The lii Mi pubil'lies Ihl morning the following elipitth 'rotti It torrcndent. d it. dSt Pit,rburg. Kilday The b.-iniKinlment of R1.1gnve.lch-nk eotitltiue from Stre-eten'k Sulllcle lit troops are bein hurried up to 111 igovetchenk lo open the River Amur for the p.iige of v.. 1 ' Sii.iuglnl Tliiirscl iv Chinese 0tllcl.1l 1.1-v-ic.s nate that large lslie of MinchiH have le-. 11 s, nt to Moukdcn for the putpo-e f intereepting and givlrg Little lo the Bus. sian who are ndvaio mg on Pekin from I i.livotok m: 1:111: ph. 11 1 iM-. M'Re ll, ItV C.xifl.i: IjuiiIoii Siturda). Julv 21 te'opvi.shl. 1've.i tiv the New Voik Herald Comp.inv ( The Dulv Te.i,iiph publishes the folloiung ellspatih fiom It rorrisisinileiit. elated St Petersburg. I"r.!av "The Chin. s,. wlie att.ukesl Blaaovel 1 heiisk ten. tutr.it. si oil the right luink of the Aniti" River. Theey hive been -vverei) routed at the village of Saklnhn. vvbieh wa binned bv the shells from the Russl.tn gun The Chinese town of Algun lius been lartlv destroeel. '"Ihe Russians have occupied all the im portant defensive positions on the right bulk of the jlver. driving the Chtne.e out of them "it appears lint the Chinese neii- eiuit t.lketl bv slirirje Tliev I onnle ril th' Ill selves masters of P.l.cgovetchetisk. and never exacted an attack from the Rtisians in botli rear and front, but the Czar's troop c.-irrl. ,1 out the operation with great brilliant v. killing 2. Chinese and c-apturing seventeen gun vt the Fame: time th Ir nv.11 los-is weie inconsiderable. "II was on the morning of lulv IS that General Gnboki. hiving recelve.1 re-enforcement opened a Here c union and rlfb" tire. Toward .veiling the Russian shells set Ilr to Ihe ChineFe village of Siklialln. After t prolonged conflict the enem.v' ar tlllerv tire begin to slacken -end thev com menced to retire The duel of the guns went on more or es until T o'tloek in tin evening "More Chinese troops hiving now arrived. General Grlls.-kv aw the ne.esity t oc-i-upvlng Aigiin and he concentrated u por tion of bis force for that purpose "There were about T.'") Chinese there with some artlllerv The Russian Troops advmced from the direction of the town eif NIstiK-ninja. and commimtd the attack The Chilli se offered .1 stout resistance and massed forces 0f lirgei Iiodles at various point, but to-d.iv new has been receiveel that the Rulai.i hive occupied .Mgun. where 11 few di)s ago the Chinese com mnnder. acting on a forged order In the name of the I'mptrnr. 1-sue.l 1) ''rime Tuan. deelareil war aa-iinst Rula " . ,ip I'm jtsi:. SPPCJAl. BY CABI.K Tc.klo. Japan. Julv Ji It Vpv light. Usrt bv R Hear! ) The .Miul-ter of War. in an Interview to-da) with otir cu're' stiotnlint said "When It, undertook tne rent- o. me 1.11-roie-an Amcrliau and Ja11.11.ese whose lives are thieatened in Pekin. the Japanese Government did not consider fo' a moment tlie iicstioii of imb limit v It whs unmoved bv am oilier c onsjelera tiotis -ave ilinw of hum inltv ".lip in Is acting strlttl) within the lim its of the concert of Power UNITED STATES'S LEADERSHIP. Cii:U'lfl!i:i,,Ut' TilWiT S.l." lions Auccpi ll. All N.i- Washington, lulv ? -Charlemagne Tower Vlilteei Suites mbassador to Itusula. ar rived In Washington io-di and went dlrect lv to the Slate leerpartnic nt to puj Ills re .s'pectK to Setr-tai II i Mr Tower Is oil a three 111 intlis' leave of ab-eme from his IkJsi This leave was applied for four months vo. ri that bis return at this time cannot be 1 mines led with the Chln.-c Mtua tlon. Ml Tow.r Ie lare. thit Juiing from llle feeling be -.in at St ivtetiebutg. -and in the other great European cities through which he isis.eel on hi. wav home, the Pulled States .ire In .1 pecuharlv favored position While th'ie was no sign whn he left, of the piei it gieat upheaval In Chlnu wltn Its accompanvlt g Inierr.itlonal complication-, it was evident to him that In am vuch einertloi a this, the I'nlted Mates jl a nation uti utiles! the singular position f being the onl) Power In the world tltat.ouM act to advautHge bv rea.on of Hi- lssi-e.- son of the unreserve-.! confijeiiie of the either Powers. One and all regard the I'lillfe! States as free from selfish motive. In their Ristern policies. .,ud. csns(sticmlv. are dlsin.sed to attach great weight to the utterances of the State Depirtmriit, mid are llk'lv to accept the I'nlted Mate" lenel erhlp on dispute-. eiuesiions without eut pl. ion. "Ace fai .is the report of war b-twern Russia and China 1 comniiecl" aM Mr. Tower, In reply to a iiuenllon. I think It Is totally uiiKHrriintecl. What I have umler rtool l that th Russian iSoverrinient lus dec luted a stnle of slee whbh 1 equivalent under Its prcs.-edure merely to u military Government for the purpose of ic. storing ol der It ts not a declaration of war In anv l-ellse ' After Irtiialtdug lime a couple of da v. Mr. Tower will leave for Philadelphia, and In a short time he will ,o to Canton . President McKlnley. He said that the .eolation- now existing bctwcs-ii Russia und tliei United States were of the met conlijl kind, and that no question of anv kind was pending thai would aflcct this cordiality ASKS FRANCE TO MEDIATE. Knipi'ior of JIiin:i Appf:il. lie I'ri's.. tilt-ill Loiilicl. PmiIs Jul .0 The Chlne-ee Miul-ter ?t Paris hHs transmitted to M Delcasse. Min ister of Foreign Affairs, for communication to President Loubet. a telegram from the Kmperor of Chlnu. which ellpalched bv the Govemoi nt Shin-Tung Thursday. July l'. asking the mediation or France w'm Ihe foreign Powers The telegram makes 110 allusion to the foielgn Ministers at Pekln M lrlcise Infonneet the Minister that President Loubet'- reply would be nddres-e.I in the French Legation at Pekln. where the imperial Government can obtain It, but ll'-t the Government of the Republic will wait until It Is certain that the French Minister at Pekln Is safe and sound. The Gaulols expresses 1 fiar that the life of M. Plchon. the French Minist. , 1 is been taken, on the ground tlmt otherwise L"m peror Kwang Su woubl have acted thrcugh him. Tlie Aurore and Kvenment voice similar opinions. WANT A PROTECTORATE. rhiiicsp l.vforni AsMiviiitiim f Canada Atldrvvs I lie Poweis. P.EPl HIJC SPECIAL Montreal. Canada Julv JO. Th Chinese Kmplie Reform Association of Canada Is gaining In numbers ever clay. It now in ti.ds to shotv its strength by a petition to the Governments of Great Britain. Ger many, tho United States and Japan, it has been signed by cvsry Chinaman in (he city nnd will be sent all over Canada for signa tures. Its p-aer is that the Governments men tloi ea mav establish h Joint protectorate over China to undertake tne government of the country, through the Emperor, and to prevent ihe dismemberment of the Empire. After citlrg the tauscs which have led to I GERMAN MAY TAKE COMMAND. Metin.'i Julv Jt The Neil,. trele Press., s.ivs that Russia has brought UP the question of the leadership of tl. foree of the allies that will man h on Pekin II is s.,.l ihit Eng l.md objects t the leadership of either the Russians or IVmli ami that the Pow-is will not accept Jnpin I'nder the rlrciims1.ini ts t lbtlievcd that a Clerman will be selectee! to com mind the alll'd for e. E BOXtRS AT WORK IN TURKESTAN. M Plcisliurs. .1 nlv 'jn The iiMic Vn-iiij.i :is.scris tlmt al.trin iii iii-Wh hits lie-en nsiivcil frmii Killj.i in Tiirke-sliiti. vlicn I?cicr I'lliis-siric-s ;irc- re ineMe-il tee lie Irving to foment a iNht .ririunv. the inhabitants,. tbe pre.nt troubb . the petition as. among otl cr thim's "Rce-ently the Kmisror ICwtcng Hu. has pnblisbed a message. In wh'ch he prepnsl that e'ertaln e.f the- Powers should aid in relm-tatliig him on Ihe throne, and should declare 11 Joint prot.ctorate and unde rt ike the government of the country through ihe Kmpe ror. "Your a-seHiallon. deeinint It desirable In the Interest of their country and of civilization that tlie prcpu-.ils of said me' a?e should be carrieel into effee t. did at their mtetirg held In Vancouver on June ;i tinan!mou-lv resolve to do ill In th-ir power to farther and t-etur ihe c.trr.ng out of the Kmperor's M.as as set forth in the f.iiel message, and that a petition .should be nfldtesse.1 to the representatives of c;errnan. Great Britain, th- I'niteel States and j.isin, asking for their co-r.p-eratlon in establishing the pre postd rro tectorate ard their aid bi prtventlrg ihe dismemlierment of the Chlnte Kmplre." SAYS SHENG'S A LIAR. I.t-vi'iciul Doftnr Doiiolme on Suitiiisfil "ini;T Mf.s:if;i'. the Ir.MTIlt.il' .sPlVIAL Pltt-burg. Pa.. Julv il-The Reveienii K. R. Donohoe. formerly ihe leader of the church workers among Cliln-imen in thi ck): M,. II Gross, who was In China for veais with the French armj . the Reverend Iioctor S. A. Hunter and the Reverend Doc tor Ges.rge W. Chalfant. Inith of whom were missionaries hi Pekln. d not belbve the report that Minister Conger .111 J others are alive. 'J hev think Sheng is Ivlng. Dis: ttir Ilfui'ihoe said: "Sheng is like most Chineses-trlckv and a consummate liar. No Chinaman beli-vi's It to 1 anv thing but honorable to He to foreigners It Is almost pun of their le llgic.n. and if the will lie In trlvl.il things, what will they not do when an Kmplre 1$ at stake' "sheng' kaine l to p!a for dclav. no matter what the futuie consfiiueiices might be The Chlnc-e are the most hleful iho ple on earth Thev will bear up against I,reiter odd- than anv other rate, because Kr them the evil oT the j.i.sent day Is siiili cient. The do not reckon on the futui.. Shellg has lied ec fleiuentl "hal !i 1 etdy vvho knows Chinese character litlleves him. "How he might have tome into pos-i-sMon of the I'nit.sl States . Ipber code 1 el.) neit jiretrml to guess. ,ut I ellcresllt his mes sage He horse, toeoolorr ihe foreign Power- and appea-e impular wrath, ami at the ime time momplNIi the vvi-bes of i'rince TlieU " AMERICAN TRADE IN SIBERIA. l.ts.s.i.iu P.tpc'r Complains ll ! Too I.arp. Washington. Jui IV "We ate now build ing .1 ricilwa) Into Chinu. but the il'ilidri ai- that the Anurlcars vtlll benefit more fiom Ibe Chlneso liutkel, than the Ru. siuns" uld u leading uew.iper of Russia In an article- recently published, whi.h Con sular A(,ent IlJrrls at Klbenstoek liai trinsmitteil to the State l'ep.irimnt "ThU l.i-t w liner" continue-" the -irtlcb-. "ha- wltnes-td ail enormous imeit or American pioduct.s Into Amur Province of Siberia not fam-.v articles, but substantial commodities made necessary for verdiy lire TheieC proeluc's are handled In nuantl ibis. and are soil with the i-klll known c.nlv lo the American." Siberian mercbunts are lie-Inning to fed the pies.ure the lttlcle s.ivs. and are caus ing the evclusion of American imports, but Ihei bujers prole-it against It on the ground that In Slls-rla llirrn is an Industrial stand still and the pri.es ar- extremely hljh. "During tho time thut we ate qu-irreling ubout tha tariff and the abolishment of the free port of Vladivostok." It continues, "the Amelleans have taken possession vt the Stbetlan markets." C01u.ul.1r Aceut Harris savs that thb Is doubtless exaggerated, belt, that It is u-e-Ies to denv that foreign capital anil In telllsvicr have found a profitable field In Siberia. "With eheaper transportation rate." he -njs. "there I- no nuetIoti that we ouId gre:.ily Incr-a-e our trade with lhat Km plre " Ll HUNG CHANG'S ORDERS. (.;ii..ioiiin OflkiaN .Mii. Obt-.v In striictions From Canton- Rome. July ro Th Italian Consul at Hong-Kong telegrarh. under dile cf Tues daj, July IT. that Ll Hung Ch ing Informed him that he was solng to Pekln t negoti ate with the Powers In compll ince with a ditpetch signed lij the KmfeCtor and the Kmprss Dowager. The Consul naked him to forward a dis patch to the Italian Minister. Sig Raggl. hut Ll Hung Chang replied that he had no means of doing so. I.I Hung Chang, the Consul reports, no tifies! the directors of customs thit thev must obey orders from Canton, not from Pekin. The VKeroy ot Nankin has given similar Instructions for Shanghai. EXPORTING ARMS TO CHINA. Mill in House of Louis to Stop iliv Tiaflif. London. July . In the Hou-e of em mons to-day. repljlns to a question 'da tive to the exportation of arms 10 China, Mr. A. J. Balfour. First L)rd of the Treas ury and Government leader In the House, said It w-as Impossible. In the present state of tho law, to prohibit such exportation, but. as the matter wos extremely pressing, a bill would to-day be Introduccel to give the Government the necessary power. Such a bill was subsequently introduced In the Hou-c of Iords. Railway Mountains and Sea Shore. SUA1MER nXCURSIONS. Tickets now 011 aie. good returnlnc until October 11'f. and to stop off at nnv point on the C. & O. R. R . both go ing and returning. CHE BOARD. Von can get reallv good bnirel and nnim at mary of the smaller mountain rorts low as J7 per week, ami at Ihe morn pretentious resorts from JlooO per week up. Write for .1 copy ot "Summer Homes," containing list of re-orts, hotels and price?. MOTEL r-Hnmne-rji isj The Iargest,fine5t en itosinn I"S.L0. hour at sea to v -"vi,- hours nn the ocean to Boston, both charming trips. sthp-ovi:rs givkn on rkgcir limited tick- KTS 10 the EUst at White Sulphur Springs, Hot Springs, 'i , Washington. Baltimore and Philadelphia. Ten da)S nt each place. THE CT0-M.F.ST ROPTB TO TUB Ks;T Thrcuzh Sleeping an 1 filling Car le,r.s Ieils at 12 noon and rrach anr moantsla resort r.il morning, and Oil IVirt Cemfort at fi0 p. m. 0. B. POPE, Western Passenger Agent, C. & O. R. R., BICi rotR TICKET OFFICE. COR. BROADWAY AND CHESTNUT. B. & 0. S-W. 3 Daily Trains. s5sSsssSsWsWs-si- RICHARD HARDING DAVIS' Story FROM SOUTH AFRICA, In Next Sunday's Republic, is a Delightful Piece of Writing and in all respects is most interesting. OOCCG&200CXCOOOCOOCOOOCGOGOCGGOOOCGGOGGGGZXXX& CONFESSES THAT HE KILLED WIFE HERE. S. 1'. lUiiIin.iii Siincndci's to P.ur iine'tuii. la.. Polic-p anil 'IV IN of tlie Mnielcr. HE SAYS HE SMOTHERED HER. Au online lo His Story Slit "i III With (JoiiMimption When Hi- ('oiM.iiitti'iI the rinip on .Mai-Hi i:S. lttiT. Special dispalehes. : The Republic from Lurllngton. la., received lant night. av that a mAi giving his name as S. P. Dahl nun h.cs confessed to the authorities, of that e-itv tint he murdered his wife in fct. Louis on Sunday. March 2. 1SW. by smothering her with a pillow. c cording to hU tory -he was suffering from consumption Helng too jmor to hire a nure to tend to her wants, he sat by her teelslde. About a o'clock In the afternoon the .itkeil him for .1 drink, and he gave it to her At the same time nn Insane desire. to kill her seized hlra, and. taking a. pillow from the b-d he pres-eel It down upon her face, and held it there until she was de.ul. As he tells It. the Corontr conducted an Imtiiest, returning a vetdlet of death from 1 oiuiumptloii, and he was never suspectesl of having committed a crime. Remorse, he sas. drove htm to conre-s? tne mureier. It wa.s impossible to get at the Coroner's records last night, but In the City Director of 1S.V7 was fo.ind the name SJunne P. Dahlmaii. occupation shoemaker, resjdence Xei. "341 Soiitli Tenth street. Apparently thbs t the same man wLo Is now in cuvto.lv .it Rurllngton. and If his -lory is true the deed to which he has confessed probabl) wa commltt.sj at this address. Uelails of Ikihlm in's surrender ami con fessiun are given a-s follows In th dis patches Horn Hurlington- ";. W". Morehart of this citv w.is called up late Thur.silay night to receive the con fession of a. haif-crazeil roan who ded.irtM that he hud smothered lis wife to death with a pillow. He .said he could not stand the remorse any longer, and was willing to p.i the penaltv. He Is In jail awaiting the tesult of a conference now being he-Id with the St. I.oUbi police. "After his arrest, the man. who gavo Ids rami- as S. P. Uahlman, talked with Sheriff 1 ronin at the Jail, and said he had alwuvs follow enl the trade of shoemaker, in l-i-'T his wife wax ill with consumption In St. I am Is, and as he was too poor to hire .1 iiur-e for her. ho did his v.ork at home and watted on her hlms.lt. HI- wife asked him for a drink. He gave It to her. and then all his nerves, seemed to leave his bodv. and by some power that seemed outside of bis own will, he was compelled to take up the pillow and prvsH It down over hl wife's face and hold It there till she was dead. He said he did not think he had held the pillow more than a minute. His v lfi was very ill from her weakness, and she did not struggle the least bit. She was quite .bad when he removed Ihe pillow. "He went up-tiirs and told a worn 111 liv ing there bv the name of Bergman that his wife had suddenly died. The Coroner "THE ACA0EMIE DE MEDECINE OF FRANCE HAS PLACED Afiottinaris JL ("THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS.") At the Head of All the Waters Examined for Purity and Freedom from Disease Germs." Chesapeake and Ohio oi.rv noiNX r?OMFORT. up-to-date hotel on the Atlantic coast- GvJ up. Other smaller hotels and boardIng-houe3 at cheaper ratcs. T K YOltlv AMI nTON nV SK. One wav ticket'. St. Louis to New Tork. JC2..V): St. Iuis hoth In Old Point Comfort. Norfolk anl ocein steamer. Both are good ten days and to stop off. and Include meals mil state-room berth on steamer. Twent)-two id co C New ork: forty-rojr $21.00 to NEW YORK With 10 Days' Stop at Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Offices: BROADWAY and LOCUST. was notified, and. on account of the sadder death of the woman, held an iinurst. Thn jury returned a verdict of death from con sumption. "Three months after the deed Dahlmat took his two children, a boy. aged II. and a girl, age-d It. to Lockhani. Tex., where h stayed awhile, returning to St. Louis som- tim befo-e he nine to Burlington. He left tho bov with .1 Mr. Flower and th girl with Mrs. Hudson. He said a sppit has been talking with hlra ever since urging him to confess. "Once he was told the only wav- to gain peace was to be taken, before the throna of c.od and be sentenced to a certain period In lf"- s 1,e eems perfectly sane, but saj the thought of his deed his driven him to distraction. an-I he was finally compelled to mike the confession to relieve ills mind. He says he realizes the enormity of hli crime and Ls willing an 1 anxious to atone for it In anv v..ty the levej -idmtts." Dahlmsn ie4 vear-rTTci ana lo r Se-de. GREAT MARINE CORPS GOING, rui.i-,1 Stales Will TM.ire 4,000 :i. Tlu-in in China, itni-rnuc speci tu Washington. July : Secretary Long and Cleneral Hev wood and Colonel r. L, IVnny of the Marine Corps, arranged to-day to place lijiio marines In China. This ii done on the strength of the news received from Minister Conger this morning. The plan was communicated to the Presi dent, who gave his approval to the scheme. This will bo the largest mobilization or marines In the history of the corps. Th marines wilt act in conjunction with th troops on land Secretary loing discussed with Mr Hay and Mr. Root lo-day the pohc of the oc cupation of China, as part of the general agreement likely to le reached by ths Powers The prospects are that this Government will be obliged to keep in China a sub stantial force, and that this force will b made up of marines lu rc specially adapted for Mich service. Ibe Het l'recrlitlon reir Mnlurla Chills nd Fr.tr is a bottle of drove'. Tastr'.s Cfclll Tonic. It l simply Iron and quinine, la a tjst.l.'s form No curs no lay. Price. i. PHILIP MEMORIAL PLANNED. Income From the 3loncy for Aiiniimr.s. Widow. tilt! New Yo-k. July M.-lt has le n ii. I.Ied to raise Slt-)0- as a memorial to Rear Admb-al John W. Philip. Naval Constructor f'ranci" T. Bowles oC the navy yard and Commander D. Dele hiintv. Governor of Sailors' Snug Harbor, are In charge of the movement and will In a day or two announce the names of thee committee to raise subscriptions. It is probable that Rear Admiral Albert K. Raker, who succeeded Rear Admiral Philip In charge of the New York Nacv Yard, will be th chairman. Miss Hrleii Goi.'d will be on the committee. It Is tre present plan to Invest the JKM.OUO when col lected by public subscription, the income) la be paid to Mrs, Philip while she lives. 100 Help Wanted Ads. printed In to-da's Republic. IHaoc-hlnK Neils. in nrcnarinir almonds for saltin- ear should be taken that they do not remain too long in tne Dtancnlng- vater. Bolllns; water Is often poured over ihe almonds and the bowl left untouched in the press of other preparations. The hot water draws out the bitter, prussic acid taste of the skin, and if the nuts axs left to- cool In the water they will reabsorb it. If thU carelessness has taken place, rinse the nut meats with boiling water after the skiu comes. off ---x 1 ; 1 ) h. i . . f-' m If; -4-.. 65N.