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THE KEPUBLTC: SUNDXi7". JULY 22. 1000.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF. business. PNcnirt rates were 5 io 7 per fit on c A and tlmo loans Clearances. JLOIOCW; hnliis-s j4faV30 Xeir York exchange. IOC t.ix utri hi I par aiAed. Iii'sillt dis ourt hi! p.ir a'k.d. H.iil..! 1" discount lii. i ir ike-i; tin innati in il s, ount bid. 1 r i'kil. .New Orleans. 25c discount Ml. I r iPKul The local -wheat market closed higher nt 71 ,. b July. 74"c l AufC. 7"eV I' S-pt . 7 ' b Dei . TSuTSe No. S r.sl Corn clos-d 1 h r ai ,V b July. 2S".e Ji. Sept Sic n . r Oats closed at 3ic b. Julv. "e !. Sc t .MUe No a W I .-st at ( hic3SO cloe 2-lsfcer at ..sic O Julv 77o a. Auk . 7i6e Sept dm c " ' hither at aSAiiSe Juli. "'- Aug . "" t p' )t rli sJ at 3V n July. u . 2340 Sept Tne 1. 1 vl mirkct for standard incs pork dosed rlrra at ffi" Intae "trim lard cliwd -ra at C 32HiC. choice at C 7v- Loal ttgiot cotton market closed ijuiet LOCAL AND SUBURBAN WTTrcd Elsfeldcr was run over and killed l a hand car near Belk-vMi V St. IOuU Committee on India Ft-nlnc l:r'lf was organized at the M. r. intiie t ib vi t r Cnmenzlnd was run over I.) a sw ten . nevneat the AnhKHiser-BuM h !ir w ,n .il 1 dil a few hours later ir-rits Wi-rc issued against two miiumi il i' ! with having asault-d Mr- INa ). n m for riding In tr.uisit cur M'is Mary I. Pepor. daughter of Chris t ii ! .r Jr.. will make her first appoir . - e o i the professional stage at New r rk In a few wks. 'trr coming fmm Poland at the fpfnw c .1 hn Lake, a Polish laborc Annio ha'i.iih'e. nbn was to hare married 1-ake, . . s rt. i him for another man. M - trsrinla Le Prnte of East Ft Iritis v-lll in a few davs. take lows of nnuco of i . crl r of Sister of Charlt). as re-ult . ' tMjiir be-n --ured of a mated In the i . r- of nun GENERAL DOMESTIC r .-aco police believe they have dlco rrr ir ither Laetert cae. 'i-rnfa fruit crwersi tav the peicfc j!" i pi-ime crops a"e ruined H bfo? coTpu prri-eedlnps heirnn In the jf-ie VorrhKn cane at FMorado K i" Tl retnocrat of Illchmond T-i"i!n. Mi i .-t have organised i Bryan I ih - t Iiann cotferrrd with PniH.lrnt v ' i -ley at Canton regarding the cam r n 1 nmr-'ive In Ohio dropped off a treMe m fi.t hiph. Gnplneor and finmn 1. 'W A lioiv Toor confe that he Kil'-M T ' t T Jdams but sajs it was done In l ( ! f. !' r rorm treet rallwiy oflJclal" ehnrrcl wfh rmi!auKhtr In connection with the r rrh f Julv di"ater f Prriiiacntlal Ncralnee Adlal H Ste icrn nil! he piven a roulnR rece'tlon hv rl hi fi llow-towni-mf n on his return honw th s ni. k. Tl-o Mlourl National (linrd. row In camp rc-ir SprlnsileJJ. Mo , hnfi voluntc'roj to wn In China. In the ent tre Co crrraont needs their services. Tlie camp v. i break up to-day Ct'cuilic commlttc"! of the DemoTatle. ron.ili t nrd Miver Ipld!can parties of Karros xvlll carrj out tLtlr areemnt to d i (iy the nomination for ?:ate oiiice, to be made at thr fusion oonnnllon this eek. General Chaffei. who nill conimard tre American forces in China, hu- earned the Prpointment b forty eirnuf callant c-v-Ico !n IN army lie Is ki.own as 'Tr Man !n Ills Shirt Sleeves" This solirlquet wa t-irred at CI Canev. uhen he surprised the ri-lett J S;5iniard-5 by dieardinff his In filffnla of rat.k fighting Tvith hi? coat off. rraneis n Shu-k of St I.ia!-i trtirle,l jesterday that he had met Jester and Gates, and he vis treiins in the ime dire-vioii when 5ite lrvittd him to join iht iirty He saji Jester objected, and he went on alone. When he saw Jtster again he had two wa.K n!?. but the bo was inUslnc At the Paris Jail I.e claims tliat Jectcr told him that the 1ki hid ct his own throat. Vhen the wltnes had concluded his tesU meny jt i-terday he wept He said the mm ory of the affair affectnl him detplj Promlt-ent Illl-oLi Democrats visited Bryan in Lincoln and toid him of the en cturaginc reports from all par s of the Stale in reference to part prospects Mr Ujyiji was lnlted to s-peud the diy In Chl caRO prfor to tho Indianapolis notification neetlr.5 Mr Ban accejted on condition ila' ho would net be calkd upon to make a CTJeti-h until after the meulng. He will make no speeches otter than those ar rans il Irr the Democratic National Com mittee after the Indianapolis nutjllig. SPOUTING Towcll pitched elegantly, St. IxiuU hit Do heny and a caw was won. Fair G'ounds winners- Clara M . Sprurp;, JiTp, lLi-:oilor. Queen DKon. Lady Calla hin and Tho Monk. r.AII.UOALS. Some of the Closer I-ars rew oilicials wtre In the cit yeterda. The abiurdit) Bhoun of compari.ne; cus tuil'lc n railroad-, with those of war. hicto eatboucd linr-s will shut down en certain claj(s.i of requests fcr halt-rate t. kct- Some fiBurts are Riien on the decrease in the number and mileaRe of mll.u)H plated in the hands of rtceiers. Tie National Assnclutlon of Itailway Ak its ni!I hold its annual meeting at Dc t Mich, t'lib weik. The Western Pamenser Association has ofVred a reward of Ji for convction of lM.rsoii3 traudulently using its st.impa. IXilIHGN. Th Astor-Milne affair, T.hicli has cost tho cx-Aan rtcan millionaire his social posi t.on In IjQDdon. Ik not jet tndwl. it Ic .01 s tiut Astor 3 daughter in in loe with the Li.slih liaronet whom h. insulted, anl ti at tn. latter has followed A-tor to the I r rmt with the lnKnt.on of demanding s ltlfaiiion in o:.e fom or another. Mrs Putt r Palrni r. th qt.en of the Arrr rtcan toion in l'arib. Is out a S17.l) d ar2 nd necklace, whu.a was stoli-n from h r a.jaruiimts in a lajsterious nianre-r. TL ! .ir iwiice are highl) rougfct jp ci.tr tne ertme. and are miUiiuT strenuous cxtrtKn'i to capturo tin- irrecrit thief The luttne and ojpresilie heut In th cii of London has affected the patronage Ht fo opera, and theaters, and is causing a marked 2iictaniorpiior!- in tho stjle- of drcs Ixmdon s latest fad l strav, hats for Htcried ttrvants and for horses. lnrlnt- Intelligence, New 'iork, July "X .Vrrie-d. St. lJ5uis, from Southampton. Haire. July rL hailed Steamer L'Aqjlt alnf. Ne if York. New iork. July Z Sailed. Manitou, I5n don, Sira.irndam. Itoilerdam. Ltiiiopli. Glasgow. Pretoria, liuir.ljurg; J-irvia, 1J-c-pool, Htkb. Copenhagen. Hamburg. Julj 21. Arried: Steamer Columbia, Now iork. Utcrrool. Jul a. Sailed: Steamer Um bria, tft i uric. Cuieinstowii. July ZX Sailed: Steamer I Watsland. 1'tiila-i. lplna. I Atiwe'rp. Jui Jl balled: Steamer Ken sington, New Iork. j Ginua, Jidy IS. bailed: Steamer Werra, New orlc. UrisLane, July 21. Arrlied: Steamer "Wanlmoo. Vancouver, llritlh Columbia. via Honolulu, for bdiie. Yokoama July SI. Arrived preiiouslj. Steamers Caxllslo Cltj , San Prancisco, ai d Portland, ore. for Hong-Kong; Doiic, San rranciso, la Honolulu, for Hong-Kong. Ilong-Koi.g, July 2L Arrived previous; Steamer China, San Prai.cisco, via Hono lulu, and Yokohama; Idzumi Maru, Seattle, via lokuliama, for Manila Brisbane. July IL Sailed: Steamer Aoransi, Sydce. for Honolulu and Van couver. British Columbia. S.ji Francisco, July IL Arrived: Barken tino Archer, Honolulu: Bark Hlmalaja, Honolulu; Bark IL II. llltchet, Honolulu New York. July 22, 2?jj a. ra VrrlveJ: Steamer I-a. Champagne, Havre. JolinNon Conn( KiirmcT Dead. r.Kri.TLI bl-ECLVL W arrenburc. Mo . July 2L Mathlas lloux. aged St. died at his homo near Cen tcrvlew last nlsht. lie was born In Ken tucky In 1SV5 and came to Missouri when e- rv voting. H was one of the "lers and irade the trip to California on horseback Djriruc me Civil War he terv eii In the Con fcJeralo artni. ST. LOUIS YOUNG TO K IP If - mips maky Of Pr. Louis dnuslitor of riiri-tiiin t.!"t' IK'i.i Mi's Marj- D. Pcper of thl citv is one of the late-t recruits to the drarntic p-i,fes-sion She will make her firit iptcsirncc en the prores.ioal staire this fill Miss l'lX'er I- tne diugnler e-f Chrw.lan Piper. Jr. sujrlnten'mt of the ivjm r Tubaivo e'rk.s. ami is wcjl known oci illj -,n this citv Tor the last two oar- she his rent the greater pirt of her time n .o York engaged in he studies, but she s now l--iting her parents nt their hoT.e, No S11S Sh rid in pennc Miss Peper has litp.1 in this nearly all her life and iicr determination to go upon the tase did not nt tlrst meet wi'h the npproval of her parnts She hid s'rong lm Iinatieius toward the rufesshin. h in- r. ard felt that hrr taltnts lay In hat ii"ectioi. After some iersunslon. h r pa' ent ielileil to hi r wlshis. lit nut of dof r ncc to their desire-, she will appear upon the state under an assumed nane that of Jii'i'O liter. She wis graduated from the High School of this clt a few jeirs ngo and immMlinte. Ij upon the completion of her course- at that Institution s.-c entered the Acade:n ef POWERS FORrtiULATE NEW DEMAND BASED ON THE CONGER DISPATCH, ('onllQurd I'rum I'iikf Oiir of American cfforLs to alleviate the situ ation, especiallj as n g mis s. nding W. W. Bockhlll as sp..1 cummlssioner to Chini. und In the attempts to communicate with Minister Conger and the s-n'ible methods cmplovce in diplomatic erdeavors to pro vide the allies with a common ljaU of ac tion Letween what Is general!) trrnn-1 the lethaig) in Downing stret and the ac tlvitv at Washington there are manv com-Pi-on drawn that all hae acute sclf eriticism Conser's Trlrcnini. Minister Ccngtr's tclegrun has Intro duced lrto the situation nlreidj rtplete with iini.'rlamties and xierplevities. a still further element of doubt tint Ins stumped the ipcrl.s completel,. Tin .jre.it sufierer hi this reipeet is John Colet. the v nerablo dean of St Paul's A few Lours after the As'octatid Prss dispatch giving the news of the receipt of th nuigt Irom CoiKir was published the Governmirt issued a notice that the de m's proji ( ted memorial service on Monda) for the vi-tims of tho I eLln nia-sacie waa undirlaken without Its sanction. blmiiltaneousU it Iters appeared in the pap rs from relat .s n' thn.-i at !.kin. sa)lng the dean had xhibu d Indecent haste, while the arlitoiiaiu M -rning i'ost denounced the Cathedral dlgnitarj In terms almiHt us strorg as It had applied to the Boxers Ihemselve". wiuiPiipon the dean got up his back and deeland that it wis too lite to cancel the service, but that, ow ing to rnsure from high fjuirtirs tn-di), he had consented to indi rinltel) rostione It According to the Statist, th. Russians are llkel) Io le-ar the brunt of the ilr inclal bur den of the Chlne-o crisis, on an ount of the probability that that Uovernmint wou'd Im obllged to incur a ling oiitln to protect Mbcria, while if the Government should at tempt to hold Manchuria, the output would bo btlll greater This, the btatist savs, viouid lx?ne:it other Uuropcji marki ts, .is "the- probabillt) U that mucli Hu.-slan gold will have to be sent to London, Parl and B.rlir., parti) to neet the interist of the Husslan debt hi Id -ibro id and parti) to pa) all the obligations P.ussia has airead) en tred Into or is about to niter into In tint wa) the mane) markets muy !e re lied to a greater extent than s nov. c il lulatcsl. for If Kuia lets go of. .i, fj,M. 0) or f30nti0. it will he an immense ad. dltloti to tin funds in the markets of Kuroi The Statist also eh)s It is llkel) the Hank of Frtuice will ralte tho discount rale to 3U. ji-r cent ai.d ilee lares that the position of German) is greatly improveil. "MUST STAND WITH ENGLAND." Sir Charles Dilkt on What Amer ica Sshiiultl Do. SPHCIAL BY CABLll London. Jul) 21 -iCop) right. l'", by W. II HtarsL) During the course of an Inter view to-da). Sir Charles Dilke. M P., the Liberal state-man and ex-Cabinet Min uter, n markc-l: "One of the principal things in the In ternational political sltuatl m concmlnfi China Is the necessity of the L'rited baU joining Ungiand to jrevent an) partition of that country The United st-iton h ive no desire to seize ttrritor). Neither have we. Kncland does not seek partition She only wishes, after due punishment for the pres ent outbreak, to keep open channels for trade, which. I believe-. Is also the policy of the United states "But German) and Jaran are not so straightforward In their declarations, and both are inclined toward conquest of terri tory. However, If England and the United States unite in a firm declaration of this principle. Germany and Japan could not af ford to CO ainst IL This majority w Quid , WOMAN GO UPON THE STAGE d. rnpnn IN-jht, .Ir. Slu "w III po on liio f.ill. I'amntic rtr in New York Shestronclv In-pr. -s..I Pi-ank'ln S.irgmt of 'he Academy with her histrloric abilit. ir.d through his Irlluei ce -he wh recommi nded to the nt lertion of Waftenlials .t ICemri r. She n pde a faorabli imprelon In hr reh.ar sals of Iiakf sinaren rcles and was at once sigred to app.ar ii"der their manigiment for the nrl fi.'e ynrs I unng the omlrg jeir she will appear vl h the LouW JamtH .tnd Katherin Kidder combination In a production of the "Mii! ainimr Night's Dream" In this piece sh wdl apfsar as Hcrmln i. and during the season she will a!s( appear as Cjnisea in 'Pe,malion." and as elalatea. Ophelia and Difdi-menin The following seton she will appear with M-m Modjcska In suc'i roles as IV rdlta in The Winter's Tal- . Ilzal-eth. in "Mary Stuirt". Luly Bluiche, In "King John," and in the leading female role of Mme Mod Jeeki's new pla which Is as et unnimed The coniract with W'ngenhal ICemoer calls fur Miss Peper to be starred alone tho third ar In such roles as Juliet. Vlda. Ilnsallnd. Onlnttn ard Imogene Mls Pepe is r 'all ard graceful blonde about Is eirs rf age Her 'amllj i& well known In this clt cause all the oth'r Powers to fall Into lln and thus settl th- whole question of a h ir montous coniert of the Powers. I luve bim looking into the military s!il of our underlining to punish China I Slnd there wl.I be considerable diiileulty urd m-c-o-sarll) slow work about it Little can b dom Wfore the wet s tuson ends Beii thin It will be hard work to man lge tho transport and sui ply problems. No advance or move upon Pekin can well le undrrtak'n In fore rome time in SeptemNT All recog nize that the capita! mu-st b taken, but It will N quite a task for tlie Poners "( onsi-ierable discussion is going on nmuntc I he 1'owcrs aliout the selection of the conim inder-in-chlef NaturJll) Buro- jh ms tli. not want lo serve under a J ip ane.se Gtnr.U. despite the iiriiliiminaiice of the latter forces. Hut this will be settled in a few dajs "In the final settlement. I suppose Bus si i v-lll get Monchurli. despite- the declara tion of the Powers .urnlnst partition But thtn we have linlslnd mourning about ll.in- hurl i long ago When Kusnia was Invited to Prt Arthur that naturally fettled tin: ultim He fate of M.uicburla. What'-vr mav b.- the fate of the Min isters, whether thty are living or dead, the lowers will hnie to punish China, so the military preparations will presced j.s he fore." CHINESE IMMIGRATING. Thousands Keporti'il Coniiii"; io Ameiicji to Km hoc War. Tort Worth. Tc-t.. July 21 Beports from the- border sa) liimdrtds of Chinamen ore King landed In the Republic of Mexico, and are making thrlr way to tho border in an effott to get Into tho United Suite. It Is ald thousands of Chinamen nro coming to .irmrici to cscapo tho war rag ii g in the Chine Lmpire. TEN ASSISTAnTURGEONS. E. E. Lai kin of St. Louis Anion;; TIiom' C.oiii"; to China. Washington. July 21. Ten a-istant sur geons. hav ben onlcre-d to San Francisco for dut) In, the IMiilipplues or China. Among th number are S M Pe Lorfre. Omaha. Ni b . and B. C Lirklli. St. Louis. OLD FOLKS' HOME EXCURSION. SiiLCosfiil Uutiii? on the Steamer City of J'rovidence. Tlie river excursion given last evening bv the lollies' Aid Socleti for the beneflt of lh Alicnneiro, or Old Folk3 Home, was A great social and itnaticlil success. The steamer City of Prov Idenec. which cnrrl'd the enccurslonists on their outing. Itfl h'r .nourlr, in St. Louis t 5 o'clock in the afternoon, with l.") persons alward. The steamer went south as far as Kims wlek und then started on the homeward trip. Mulc tll'od the air. furnished bv the Par agon Quirt. t. tne LltJerkrnnz choir nr.d olrlths Orchestra. Supper wjj served on the Iwat. Workiiienirn-K llrynn C'lob. At the regular meeting of the Worklnc mens Brjan ("lub. held at Aschenbrocdel Hall. No 4 Market HtreeL 181 applications mi iiieiituersni? were received A letter from Mr Brvan to the president. Owen Miller, was read The Democratic candi d ito for President expressed his apprecia tion of the club's pledge of support. All the wards not being represented, the elec tion of additional vice presidents was laid over until the next meeting. The next meetlns will he held at Ascbenbrocdel Hall, iridaj evening. Julj 27. MISMANAGED BY BRITISH. Americans Uselessly Sacrificed at Tien-Tsin Big Row Over the Burning of the City Liscum's Gallantry. New- York. Julv 21. Tne New York World has received th. following from Its Tl. n Tin corn sjiondent. undr date of ("In -Poo, Jul) 1". via Shanghai, Jul) 21. Tlie -ittick on the native tlty of Tlen Tstn on July 13 resulted in the nirrowisj escape from what sccnud up to midnight would N a tcrrlMe dlsist. r for the alii's The Russians swuiik north and the otli. r allies soeth at da)hnak The Russi ntt were to tike the forts nnr the native iiy wall and til other al'ies the clt) ls If Gen ral ruktjshinii. the .lipines. nun mander, promise.! tint the Jajancse m glnccrs. aft. r three hours' sin M lire from .ill guns, would cross th- bridge or the mo it before the wall. nnd. blowing up the gr.it south gate, mike the breich for the luf.intrv to enter. Upon this il pentled frthlni; Gmeril Puku-hlma had lot scimteil the bridse ami In tuen-fi.ur hours hid tiot "i-nuted the ground oirr whi h the ih.irgp on the lirl lge had tn be made The Chin. s,. destroyd the brids.e and tliHidid the land around It The llll.s" sh-1! lire In nowl-e subdued lb- Chinese title lire from the loop-hobd wall, which wis tlilnj f.s't lilgh with a moat twmt) f. et in depth around II. An outer wall of mrd made It lmissib!e f..r the Irfnntry and mn-ines mmiiig on the field to rtnlv to the Chines. Hn T"hcv I lo-t fifty mn In t. n minutes th n rushed hick from the mud wall, which liny nan re u hed Guii ral Porwird. the British commander, ha-nel forward villi a 'nsmtntiry, In stiad of an integral skirmish line The Am. ricati mnr'nes and the Welsh Iusillers togetlier nnd r commard of W il Iir. were on the citron' I ft Then the British m fines and the French advance! with the .1 ipnnese a!on,r the road toward the gitc In the mud w ill llomnnl Orders 'vol Clear. Dorwml's plan for the Ar-m m to sup port tin .1 .pant.se was not mad cl-ar to Colonel l.'scum of the Ninth United St it s Itfmtrv Dorward lis the Mame for th blunder and sacrifice of lif on Llscum. but Dorward's chief of staff w.ss heard to say when I.lscum moveil "Git In down the road, an) where, qulcl; lv" Colonel l.lscum hurrlwlly lnl his mm through the sate In is open ordi r as p is 'Ible Tlifv we'e ItnTedlately umhr fire. The staff saw them r-i-"' over the bridge leading to a field which proved to be a cul de sac. Before the two bittillo's or A-r.erlcans. numi-ring K men could evt.nd Ih m eves. thev wre subjecteel, l. slui s tli- fire from the loophoh s In Pie forts, to a fieri - tire frum the mbrnsurcs in a lire of fu'ti lled mudhouses on their Hank Thn-e thousand rill--s, probahl), w re turntd on them with an accural v which bas amaz d every ofilcer among tho alll.s The blue shirts of the American ttoojs made them distinct mnrks. wh' re the khaki uniforms of the ither allies could not lie se n Colo-el l.lscum. guldirg his mn. walked up and down the lin . not even ducking hla hi ad while tne bull, ts fell around The Americans charged Into the Hank fire with rushes The ground over which the) charged wis maishy and lined with ditches. It was evidently Colonel Liscum's Inten tion to rush the houses from which the Hank fire was coming and thus get a i-oal-tion for Hanking I he wall. I.lsram'M Dentil. At 12SA the line hid just reached the shore of the canal and thirty ).inis sip- ADVANCE ON mm mm CimtiiiiM-tl Prom race One. l.assador. Ardrew D. White, received a dUpatih from Washington to-di). sent lnce the receipt of Minister Conger's dis patch to the Department of Stale, instruct ing him to see the Fonlgn Otlice regarding pi ins for common st-ps for s ruring trustworthy infcrmatioii from P. kin and oth. r parts of Chini Mr. White. In compliance with Instructions. vltled the Gi mi in Minster of Foreign Atfalrs. Count vim Buelon, this morning Mr Conger's dispatch Ls regarded here with skepticism. Doubts are expressed at the American and British Kmh is!e-s. as well an at the Imp. rial Foreign OIlicc. It Is thought rol.nbIo that it N an old dL.. patch. hitherto withheld by the Chlne- au thorities, or a illpitcn eoncocteu o the- Chlnise after the capture of the United bl.it. s Ligation code The Fonign Oiilce has a cable message from the Governor of Shin-Tuiw s.ijing that he had received Minister Cong.r's dis patch from Chinise riinmr.s, and forwarded It to Washington The Governor of Sliin Tutig. In this t.ltsinm. al-o denies Laving si nt u dispati Ii to SheiiK, the Administrator of Telegraphs at Shanghai, saving that the Ambassadors had ben murdend IlelKlimi h UrtiinBil. Brussels, July 21 Tho Chirge d'AfTalres at the Chinese I., nation h-ie this morn Ing received a telegram from the Chinese Mlnltcr at London, sa)ing he hid just te cclv.sl .i telegram from the G.nernor of o,...Tnif transmitted by Shenir. the Ad ministrator of Telegraphs at Shanghai, stating that all the for.isii r.present.attv.s nt Pekln were wife. This di-pitch hiving ben communicated to the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Paul do Faverciu, that olTlclal dimanded that he be put in communication with tho ItelKlan Minister at Pekin. and informed as to tho sltuatioa of Htlglan refugeeH In tint city. IlKPORTUD Jill'i: JILY 2I. Urussels, July 21. The MlnLster of For eis'n Affairs. M. Fuv. reau. has received tho following telegram from Shanghai, dated "A telegram from the Governor of Shan Tung announces that the Ministers wen safe July 20 They were under the guardian ship of the Chinese authorities. -L Hung Cimns has arrived at Shang hai' INDKIl IMPBIIIAL pnOTECTIOX. Paris, July IL Yu Keng. the Chinese Minister here, to-day handed to the Minls ti r of Foreign Affairs, M. Dclca-ss". nn lm p,rlal edict, dated July 13. giving the assur nnco that ull tho fore!n Ministers wen then safe and sound, under the protection of the Imperial court. ,,,.. ,., Tlie edict waa transmitted by the iccroy of Nankin, under ditto or to-day, and Is as follows: "For a month past, with the exception of the German Minister, who was assassinated by rebels, who are under apprehension of severe- punishment, wo have ordered all foreign Ministers well protected by the court, and, happily, the) are safe and sound." PRONOUNCED A FORGERY. Conner Dispatch Could lime Reen Written hy Chinese Clerk. Minneapolis, Minn.. July 21 Bufus 'C. Hunt, the engineer of the American Chi nese Development Company, which, headed hy Calvin S. Brier, secured .i Chinese rail way concession. Involving the right-of-way between Hankow- and Canton, through the Province of Hu-Nnn. arrived here to-dvy en route to Washington. In the party were Carl WolJe, a Bremen banker; John liuUi- nrat.il them from tho hours, when the color Kar. r felL Colonel I. In urn picked up the colors and stood looking urotinil appr.rintl) for a ford. "Bitter git down or the) '11 hit you." shouted Major R.gin "I gue-s not." w is ,1m ,lm reply. Th" n it instant a sharpshooter s bullet w.rit through the ctnpel s alidomcn. "I've got It." he sail as he fell. e.et it tfo.m If m.m i n " k.. al..v nf. )-- -- .- .. "... , .1, I. - 1.J1II1. . flcr stdl, and addid a- his lnt words; "Don't ritrv.it, !vs. keep up the firing." B.( in was lilt Imme 11 it. ly afterwards. All dm lung the allies' lire lay under any eowr the ni. n lould find, running out of ammunition The Jul) "iin was beating down on them, nnd th. ) had nothirg to drir.k but the iitv marsh -iatr. Meanwhile the wounded come struggllns and crawling thruugh the gate In the mud wall There was no order They were s'tit anvwhil' without men to e-arr) the litters. Tl di . tor. Were hit b) the --hnrihoolers while trims to attend the woutded. Tl -y ...Hid rot atlimiu to arr off the woundc-d fiem tin bio- d) lb Id. M ijor JCi s.iti. Captain Bookmlller and Captain No)es tier, all hit twice. No)., who was AJjutart. was hit In the arm b. for. going Into the field, an! th.n hit in the leg Hi raw led back Ihrousn the dit-h. with the water to his neck to re port the sltuitliin to (oioml Dorward. Iiiih In 11m- it). At 1 o'clock Gi r. ral Fukuxhlna reported in writing to Dorw inl tint the Japanese w.re in the clt) I could see the loopholes bldziug buliets and liddlte shells, xo in fantrj coult! charge In the face of this, tiro from 2 o clock until 5. Itotuth acting eonjnintl). neither Dor ward nor Puknshlna knew each other's uherealMiul-- Undei io.r of the darkness the men of the Ninth eript Kick from their d unrerous position, Karing tlnir wounded They r (iiitei ills 'rovrmint v.lth a los of one I mm killed The isualths were ninety-one j men and live oihe. rs out of -IX i Tho iratines ;,it tlilrt). includlre Chd- tain Dai.s. i.i.o was shot through the he.srt , ivhi.'e talkinK to "lor.e! .Meade on the night Julv 13 It -"s decided to withdraw, when news came that the Chln.se wen .vacuitinx. J he Ku-sians were not o succ. ssful as' hop-d during the daj, and the total loss of the illie was ivo. The Jnptme-e losses were severe. The Japir. te we'e must gallint In tie- fight. But for the Armricans Mopping the Hank fire th- Ja)anese loss would have be. n mui h In avler T. e Fn ncli. Japanese, American and Brit ish enured the city at 2 o'clock on the morning of July H. Their mtry waa un opposed Tie Amerlcnn flag nt half mast was holted ovir the south gate The walls were strewn with corpses of Chlm se sol di! rs killed b) the sdnll fire which caused th. ir flight None, apparently, was hit by Irsllcts. the d .mage- lieiug done by l)ddlte shells. There U a ti rrlhle row over the burning of the town Several foreign otticers are re ported lost. The tind solditrs remained on the walls. The natives w.nt holing through the Chi :u"f town The bank and the arsenal wera heavy sufferers. An advance movement on Pekln Is not contemplated soon. The American wounded crowd the hos pital, but all are doing well. The Mags of the allied armies are all half- masted Colonel Lisctim was burled at Tong-Kti. AUGUST 15. day nnd II T : s. Ilio'aka of Vol Moore of Washington, nnd kohama. Japan. Mr. Hunt said "I am of the opinion thit the dispatch ls'ievcd lo have be.n wrltttn by Minister Conger is a forger). Krbod) in China believes that our Minister and the others who wire in IV kin are di ad. It ls Impos sible to put any trust In this allegtd irn.s sige. The Chinese are clever enough, in view of the impracticability of a. much on Pekln. at this time to word the mi-ssago mo as to give it a genuine appearance. If Min ister Coigr Is diad the key to the Govern ment cipher is In poss. -is,,n of the enemy Thire Is no doubt that members of Con ger's c:!lce force- km w the code. The Chi nese seer, t ir) of the legation would be perf.ctly able to send such a message or to furnish the Inform itlon necessary to have It stnt. I am satisfied thnt nil the for eign .Ministers who were In Pekln have b.en inu.ssacr.il The oth.r members of the party ngreo witli Mr Hunt la the b. lief that the mes sage ls a fo'sery. ADMIRAL REMEY'S REPORT. He Hears Legations Were Holdiii"; Out July 13. Washington, July 21. The Navy Depart ment has reclvisl the follow In cabltgrara from Admiral Bemey, dated Taku, July 20: "Tien-Tsin quIeL latest report, Busslin sources. July IJ. legations at Pekln still holding out. Itellabilit) of this Information uncertain. Major Began. Captulns Noyes and Bookmlller, F1rt Lieutenants Iviwton and Schoerfel. wounded. Ninth Infantry of ficers, and Second Lieutenant Jolly, Ma rine Corps, sick, now aboard Solace. Ex l.ect about thirt) wounded mn. Will then scnu an to iokohama hospitaL The Lieutenint Schoerfel who is riven .among the wounded for the first time by uiuirai utmey is Francis H.i Scaoeffcl. He was born in New York and was ap pointed to West Point from Uiat Stato June 16. iv7. He was appointed Second Lieuten ant of the Seventeenth Infantry June 12. 1S91. was transferr.d to the Ninth Infan tr) June 10. 1V.C H,. nil, made First IJeu teiunt Sptemb.r IS. LW, and assigned to the Hfth Infantry, but later was, trans frrei! to th Ninth, and was with that ng Immt In the Philippines, when it was or dcrtd to China. RUSSIA OBJECTED. Ivoiea Vanled to Request Japan to Land Troops. London. July 21.-A dlspatrh from Seoul received hire to-day reports that the Korean Government ls perturbed because disaffected Chinese are flocking across the Yalu Biver and that troops are being sent thither It Is reported that the Ministers have been requested to ask Japan to send troops to Yalu. but that the Russian repre sentative objects. COUNTESS RUSSELL SUES. AIvs the Courts of England for a Divorce. London. July 21. The petition of Countess Ruffl! for a divorce, on the ground of the Earl's recent marriage In the United 8tatee with Mollie Bomcrvillc.- has been served tcra- i POLICE UNEARTHED POOLROOM SWINDLE, .Jnnez Ratsfoni and Walter E. Ear- ie!l. A'-ats of Xew York Men, Arrested at Fair Grounds. USED LONG-DISTANCE 'PHONE. Kesnlt of Races Sent hy T'niqne Wireless, Sistein From Track to (V.nfederaie Near Ry Prih- oneis Confessed. Probably one of the most unique methods ever folowed fcr the purpose of "beating" poolrooms was unearthed at the Fair : r , . .. . . .... t '",un'JS ,ralK y'y aiienics,., u, - tectiven Kllllan and Murphy. In Jab-z Batsford and Walter E. Farrell. who are under arrest Chief Desmond thirks he has; j two expi rt wire-tappers who have assisted New York representatives in fleecing the liookirakirs there on first Information on St. Louis races. Wlrile-s telegraphy pla)rd an Important part in the well-laid plan to defraud. It Is true that the method used by the con spirators dlfft red sumewhat from the Mar tini svstem recently tried and proven ef fective in the South African War. hut the rt suits obtained were none the less satis factory. Chief De-sraord declares that the men un der arrest have only been operating In St. Ijula for about a week. but. according to conre'sjons made by them, their gain amount to several tl ousands of dollars. In repi) to qu-siiuns asked concerning their operations in other cities, the prisoners would si) nothing. Batsford wan arrested in the afternoon in the third balcon) of the Fair Ground grandstand, alter the last race had been nnishcd. as he was In the act of communi- catlng with Farrell. who was in a room a block and a half away at Lexington and Clay uveiiues. . lne meihod as explained by the prisoners in ihetr statement to the police U as lol lows: . . , tsatsford. with field glasses and porcelain platen, ever) atternoon would lake up ni-, po-ition on tho uppermost tier of scats in ine grand stand, and ae soon as each race was iimsned would sUnal to rarrell. who held open a lonB-dUlance Bell telephone connection with tne New Vork agent. The re ull of the race us soon as received there b) means of a cipher code was imparted tu otner agents, who hurried to tne ad jacent poolrooms and placed large bets on the horse wnieh had won the race. Ordi narily, the New "iork agents received the ituv ice ot the result of the race from live, to titteen minutes in advance ol the utliclal riie'bovks in all the poolrooms are kipt open for bettois until the otticial report oi the race has been received. Tnls deUy gave an opportunlt) to tho- who had tne first tniorniatlun to wager heavily on thu result ot each race. Their profits are said to amount to thousands of dollars. Tl e telephone number In the Clay avenue house is T)ler No. 117. The room Is fur nished with only a table, a desk and a lew cnairs. A porcelain plate was nailed urider-n-th the window for the purpose of Iden tification by the signaler. Tne telephone was paid for by a mim who represented himself to be Ldnard Boss, but was later Identified as larrell Batsford boarded at the Garni Hotel and Farrell is registered at the Undell Hotel. Farreli's picture ls In the rogues gallery. He served a term ul bins Sing for wiro- tapping. DYNAMITE UNDER CARS. Two Explosions Woman Hit by Stray Bullet Man Assaulted. Two explosions, which damaged transit company carsv. and one uisiuroam-e. iu which a woman was wounded by a stray bullet, occurred last night. Car No. 7 of the Southwestern division was blown up In front of No. 3031 South Seventh street. One foot of the rail was de-stro)c-d by the explosion. Car No. SIC of the Broadwav line was blown up in front ot No. SCC "South Broadway and the front trucks were demolished. Mrs. Anna Kollmeler of No. . Chou teau avenue wai struck by a. bullet in a bombardment of a Chouteau avenue car and sustained a slight flesh wound Conduc.or Edward Jones and Motorman Edw-ird M'tchell. who were In charge of the Southwt stern cir. escaped Injury. Within ten mlnutiS after the explonlon a crowd of several hundred surrounded the wreck and a riot call was turned In to the Second District Police Station. Lieutenant Stack dispatched a squid of police in charge of Sergeant Lav In. Immediately upon arri val at the scene of the explosion they were irstructed to disperse the crowd which had assembled. Oillccr Con 11) an refused to obey the command of the Sergeant and he was suspenueu. Broadway car No. EX was in charge of Motorman Albert Young and Conductor Walter Brunn. Neither was injured. Westbound cur No. 1151 of the Chouteau avenue division. In charge of Motorman Albert Spencer and Conductor J. J. Pierce, while pa-sslng No. 2S Chouteau avenue, wan egged bv a crowd of small bO)S. Sev er il pam'iws were hit with eggs and a number of windows were broken. Charles Iltcher and Georgi Page, employes of tho transit company, were In the car and while tho eggs were fl)ing through the windows they llred several shots. .... .. Mr. Anna Kollmeler. wife of Henry Koll meler or No. 2'; Chouteau uvenue, was struck by a -tra) bullet while walking west on Cltoutrau nvenue. The bullot entered be tween the left knee and hip and Inflicted a slight flesh wound. No arrests were made In connection with the-shooting. Deputy Internal Ilever.ue Collector Wil liam Siemens of No. 2723 Meramec street was assaulted after leaving a Southern Electric car at the intersection of Meramec, street and Broadway Ust night. He Is suf- Tired, Weak This Is the condition when the blood loses Its vitality. Appetite falls because food cannot be assimilated. Then the strength rapidly declines. 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St 1 Broailwav. v.h- is itte tiding hint, rrunoun cd his injur.e? not ".nous At the lnte'secition of L-mp avenue arl Wvi.ming -ti.tt. ar N i " "f tl.e "h - okeedivisi ii of th- transit .otnpanv stru-t; a p ri. wag n ovn. i in 1 unup bv L E K iltw is. r of No CI7 Oregon avenue, and compl.tcli wn i ke 1 it D I Xeudorf of N 117 Smith Jilfir-mn .v.nue wis als an (scup.r.t of the .i.- n. Bo-h were thtown nut am! sltghll) injured. DOCTOR LE..E,I TO GO TO CHINA. Eeinlistul in the Amu Served m Japan "hina War. Doctor iliry B Lemcr of Alton will laconic- a ni rnbi r of the i tilted Sta'es Anny for servii e In t"h na IVcctor Lemen has al ready rir v-.l hi o-d'rs Doctor pe'T lieckman of Alton ene-et. an an'T to his aj plication In a few da)s Doctor I-cmen made apflleatlon ome days a'co anel )sterdny rcejed a telegram ('on Actins Surgeon GerrM TT.tche. sa)lng hat hi application had bes?n accepted tnd n n tract and orders mailed to L'n. He expei td to del-: rt for San 1-nrctsco lmr-ediatelv r.rter signing tl3 ".on r.u t. He may start Monday niulit Doctor Birckrann mail si his application )esterdav. Both or iheso ot:rtr phvsieians have seen much army service. Di-ctor l.emcri was n, surgeon In the J ipanese Arm) In Japan'a war with China. Karl) in the Spanish wa-, with many other Al'on l-.s. I.ioc'or Lemen and Doctor Beckman enlmed as private., in the sixteenth Infantry at Je:Icron Bar racks. In the battle of Santiago both were promoted for gn'mi'v in action ard becama commissioned utticc-rs in 'he contract medi cal servhe. After the Cuban campaign Doctor Lemen wns tran-f rie.1 :o the Third Volunteer En gineers, of which Horace C. Dudlt) of Alton was Ouirlermaster S igear.t. aid served wltn them in Cut a until must, red out Doctor Beckman. nftc the lattle of Santiago, was transferred to the Sermil Unit.sl St.at. s Infantrv nd went with them to the Philippines whi r hi inside a sotnl record. He returned hvn- only a few month-s ago. Both wef n tnbers K fore thu Spani'li war of th- Thu-1 Dlvlaiin. Alton N..val Militia, which Ij row cxerfinj every efort to t,et into the tight In the Flowery Kingdom. Doctors I.rm n and Bi ekm in grailuated from 'he St. Louis Meuiial College Both are natives of VBen. Do--tor I errm is tho son of Doctor E. C L'men of Upper Alton. He also attended the Arts School at Shurt lefT College, where he griduated in Ls"0 an the silutatorian of his class. Two jears later he reeelied the desree of Master of Arts from Shurtl rf After thi completion of hla course at the St Louis Medical Col lege Doc-tor Lemen took a post-graduate course in New io-k Tiiii was followed by a foreign tour. While in Japan the China Japan war 1-rol.e- mit iirii Dsetor Tjemerx saw some service !n the Jipanese Army. TROOPS FOR CHINA. Colonel I'ittenser Offers to Reor ganize His. Kej;iineiit. nEI'Ll.LICbPKCIAL Centralla. 111.. July 2L-Colonel Getir;re U Pittecger of Gov error Tinner's staff, has wrltfji Gov.rnor Tarmr offerln? to reor ganize his resiment for service in China If such troops are reeileJ. Colonel Pittenger organized a regim-nt for Cuban service, bu: it was never called upon. Several of the old companies have nlnady as for admission. MISS MORRISON'S ONE HOPE. Habeas Corpus. I'riiceetliiis Eeguc for Her Release. Eldorado. Kas . Julj- 2L Jesso .Morrison, who was yesterd.iv held without ball for tin murder of Mrs. Olin Castle, to-day appiM to the Probate Court for a. writ of habeas eorpui-. claiming she is unlawful!) held to answer f5r murder, and that the .idecce Ll not sufficient to cause her to be h.ic with- UUt t'sJtl. The attorney for the State lllel a mo tion to iiuish the proceedings The cou-L tooK the matter undr adlement. It u nil I'rre-Delivery .service. KEI'CUUC bPKCIAL. Washington. Julv- 2L George F Thicker, or El Iovso. Tex., and Frank B. Elhndse ot Meridian. Mis. have been appointed rail way mull clerks Itural free delivrrv service will be estab lished August I as fol ows. Illinois-(, irtetv ill-. Williamson Countv, thrfe carriers, lengths or routen 7S miles; area covertd. C6 squnr- miles, population 'erved, 2.S5); numbe.- of houses on routes. 91: carriers. Edward Williamson. J. W Heistand and S C. Bussed. Missouri -Purnell. Nodaway County, ono carrier: length of route. AV miles; area cov ered. -H squar-. mil-s; popul itlon servid. Cftj. number or houses on route. 111. carrier. Frank McKee. The following post offices have been estab lished: Alabama-Ra)rcton. Jefferson County. L. W.Johns Postmiste-. Arkansas Foraker, Yell Countv- H. JL Corn. I'ostmaster: JIu) field. W shing!on Count). W. A. Thomas. Postmaster, Oklahoma-Gray. Kay County. D. A, Mc Hugh. I'ostmaster. Tennessee Herslie. Htimphre)s County. P- J. Fuqua. Postmaster. Texas Norwoad. McLennan County. TV". A. Sloan. Postmaster. Orders for :eT, Kqulpment. RrpruLic srcci u. New York Julv- 1 -rl,,. c-ii.-i n- - . - -. i-i'imiiiu ... Line ls having specifications prepared for miri)-nve new- locomotives, some for pas senger and some for freight service, ft ls Riso iniimatmi that the tralllc on this recog nized railroad s)stm will require adtll tlona! cars within a short time. The At chison. Topek.a and Santa Ke management has urder c-onsidi ration the purchase or about CO coil cars and from DY) to hv re frigerator cars. This company will scan re ceive from the minufacturers six dininff cars, two combination cirs and l reilla-t cars. The New York and Ottawa Biilroad Company ls rcportisl to be em tlie market for two fan passenger locomotlv es. DEATHS. ARSrSTRONri On Satunlay. Jnly 21. IfAl at 13 o'clock r. m . ex t-erscant John e!. Armstrerc. The funeral will tane place from resljence nf his son In-Uw. Thomas P. McTlKUe. ts2S Nebras ka avenue. Due notice ef funeral will be elen. rsASEI.BR On Saturday. July a. j) at 1' "7 P- m. HMnche WinhIs ltaele. ts-loie-l "ilacter of A Wends ard K.Ina il lUacltr (nee arn-n. at the ane of 2 years J menlhs and i da-. Funeral from family residence. Wn.ot,nil. Mo. Sunday, Jul) 12, L". at J is m. Interment rai vate. SMITII-On Satunlay. Jul :i. jncrt. at 5 o clnrx F- S"C n,"7lr,n,' reitci of the late Thoaias Jn'laa Smith, and slier of the Urverend Jl. W Tobjn. The fuafni.1 will take plce Munday. July 3, at S.SJ a. tn, trom family residence. So rtS Jlera mec street, to St. Thomas of Aquin a Cliarcli. thence to Calvary Cemetery. TRAIL At Atlantic City. N. J . Jcly IJ. IK". Mary (.race, beloved wife of Allen Trail Funeral services at resljence. No SU Laclede avenue. Tuesday. July 24. at 8:3J a. m. For other Death Notice, see ravs Siraak ot Fart Two. -u--iwy -jyr-fci- . rrsr