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, I In St. I.ouls. On Cent. ST. LOUIS. MO.. MONDAY. JULY 23. 1900. I ' l 1 1 Hi 1 OutIdr t. I.oul. Two Cents. IfrNETY-THERD YEAS. I On Train. Thrrc Crnte. cuinsr.. CHINA REME TEST. D1SHEARTENED BY TIEN-TSIN'S FALL. -S0 -WTHP-FT TTTE ALLIES I3ST 1 K I J Chinese Said to P.o Seeking Terms of Peace From the Allied. CONCERNING THE MINISTERS. Report That Chinese Officials Are Sworn Not to Iteveal Details of the Massacre Situa tion Kevicvvcd. Louden, Julr S. I a. m.-Sir Chin Clion Loh Tens, the Chines Minister In London, took the unusual step yesterday, of paying a Sunday cill at the Foreign Office. As I.Td Salisbury was absent, the visit was without sp-cial result. Accor JiiK to the Che-Foo correspondent of the Daily Mall the fall of Tien-Tsln has so disheartened the Chinese that they arc peeking terms of peace. He fays that sev eral attempts have been made to send mes sage to Fikln, Imt so far without any l.nown results, and adds tint minors aro again current that the Russians are reach ing Pekin from the north. It is Impossible to conllrra or deny tbeso stntemrnts; tut either ono might explain China's efforts to gain tlme- 1.1 Hun? Chang's visit to Shanghai seems to Iw a complcto failure Except the Clilm ye customs officials, no one has vi-lted him. Fheng. the Taotal (CNef Magistrate), save the Consuls a cordial invitation to meet l.im at luncheon, but all declined. The Shanghai correspondent of the Dally Express pretends to have authority for the rr-serticn that Great Britain will repudi ate ony credentials LI Hung Chang may bring from tho Empress PowJgcr. and ho adds: "Russia, however, I willing to rr.nko term with Lt Hung Chang, whoso real mission is to 'ow dIsenslon among the Powers. The British. German and Ameri can representatives were rcsoluto against reeclvir.fr h'm." Miorn to Serrecy. Tyy c?.f.il j.ni-rTviTirteTlt Ci? tho Daily Mail declare that tho Chinese officials are "thoroughly frightened by tho fall of Tien Tsln and desiro to open negotiations. Therefore." b' continues. "altho-.igh all nro awaro of tho horrlblo PEkln massacre. every official down to tho humblest retainer has been sworn to secrecy upon tho penalty of ivholesalo executions should tho details leak out. They hope. If tho Powers enco begin negotiations, to stop tho military operations, and that matters might cool Tho decision to keep tho Indian division at Hor.g-Kong is supposed to bo duo to tha di3-iuictlng proceedings of tha Black nags at Canton. It is reported that tho Rogue forts nro being rearmed by tho Chinese with oulck-llrlng Krurps and large stores cf ammunition, and that the Chinese aro mounting gur.3 and laying torpedoes at various ndvantagiu3 point3 between tV-ooSuun wl AVit-Chanc- Tho foreigners and Japanese traders have evacuated Ne.w-Chwang, where the roads aro now guarded by Jaranese marines. All foreign women and children have been advised to leave tho ports on tho Yang-tse-KIarg. Slight skirmishes ara reported from Man churia between the Russians and Chinese. AGLO-.MERICA. E.VTEXTE. r.EruBi jc special Washington, July 21 Tho United States are ncting In strict accord with Great Brit ain on tha whole Chinese situation, and tho policy of tho United States Is absolutely dominated by tho British Foreign Offlce. Secrotary Hay and Lord Salisbury aro to day in correspondenco as to tho unity of ac tion in tne nnai aujusunei-.v ui (.mucu "i falrs. Tho correspondence of to-day Is large ly directed from Canton, where has been transmitted from Minister Wu a rojal letter from the Chineso. Emperor, diplomatically asking the mediation of the President In the present troubles of tha Empire. Secretary of Stata Hay, of coun with tho advice and consent of the President, has been not only In this but in all other mat ters In constant communication with Lord Salisbury ever ilnce news from the foreign Ministers at I'ckln was (.hut off. Tho only note of discord between tho United States and Great Britain at this moment, and that is a mere question of de tail. Is that the United States aro la favor of an advance on Pekin at tho closo of this month, while the British Foreign Office ap pears to believo the advanco should ba de layed until a large force, fay KM.J men, can be got together to form tho column of ad vanco. " Tho accord between Great Britain and tho United States In tho Chinese crisis Is the result of entanglements In which the United States allowed themselves to bo enmeshed by Grsat Britain under Secretary Hay. be ginning substantially with tho Joint high commission's negotiations on tho Alaskan boundary. On July 3, the United Statc3 Government sent out a note to tho Powers Indicating its objection to the partition of Ch.lr.a- Thl3 was a mere tcntattvo policy, but In entire accord with the policy of Great Britain as against that of such nations as Germany. Russia and France. Russia appears to havo become awaro of tho alliance between tho United States and Great Britain and has changed her tone of hostility to the Brltl.-h demand that Japan ehall have the sole mandate in China. This Is proved by the dally news that Japm Is constantly increasing her force In China, notwithstanding the original protest of Ilus sla. This recess-on of Russia Is explainable on r.o other theory than tho alliance be tween tha United States and Great Britain with Japan as tho secret ally of Great Brit ain and, therefore, of tho United States in assisting Great Britain to retain control of affairs in China. "The policies of Great Britain and tho United States have been shown to bo so identical in all matters for the past two years that the accord In the Chinese crisis Is indisputable. For the time belns, at least, enough Is known to assert that tho policy with regard to China as to mediation, the advance on Pekin, tho prevention of rremature Russian occupation of territory around Pekin and the measures present and future for tho nialntenanco of the opn door are common bstli to the British Foreign Office and tho United States Slato Depart ment. CHICAGO CHINESE WORRIED. Boycott Against Laundries anil Truck Farms Started. Chicago. 111.. July n Tho Chicesc popu lation of Chicago Is perturbed over tho re-j-orts from tho various parts of tho city that, becauso of Caucasian antipathy rousod by tho troublo in the Celestial Em pire, a boycott has literally been instituted against Chinese laundries and truck farms. Wu Sung Lee, a. banker In Chinatown and probably tho richest Mongolian In tho city, tays four laundries hae been forced to suspend business during the past week, njid Chinese laundries nenerally report a fall ing oft of CO per cent In their business. Bank er WW said to-day: "The white people think wo are in sympa thy with the Boxers anil that they have our moral support. Nothing could bo further from tho truth. Every Chinaman In the city regrets the trouble and hopes that tha foreigners have not been murdered. Soma $l hi 1H& IMm! w x G&y riyWIl ' ih K fT, mi. PRIVATE: "I DO XEEI KOREANS CLASH WITH CHINESE. .A. Yokohama. .Tuly 20.-Tho Korea u flnvonimi'iit ooutlmios tt send troops to tlu frontier, a collision with intrutlins Chinese havinu alreaily occurred. The Japanco papers oppress Fj-mpathr with the unfortunate Emperor of China, but are un anlinoiw and emphatic In declar Jnc that an alliance lienveen China and Japan is quite im li possible. 2 LEADING TOPICS i ; - TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. For Mlssonrl flpnrrally fnir Mon lny ami TtiPMlny; nmtlirrl- wind. l'or IlllnoU I'ttlr llnndny and Tncs-lnj-; lifclit to freull miutliesterlr lv lull. Fnr '- rfcnn i.4i t.ocn I raln nud (Inin.leritorm Jlondnyi Kcm-rally fair 'InriiU 1 enti-rly lnd. Page. 1. An Appeal to tho rresld'nt. Ilussla Cable.-" Iteserves to Arms CasualUes Sustained at Tlcn-Tsin. I. Chinamen Tight About Boxer War. "Dewey Promised." Said a Filipino. 3. Dived and "Was Seen No More. Hallway New. Notes About Town. u. Sermons and Services at th" Churclu s. Itiver News. Strike at Dallas. Bushing Itccrult". Texans Hold Their Wool. 4. Americans Handicapped. Entries for To-Day. Germans Win Prizes at Ir!h Ticnlc C. Editorial. Summer Amusements. John Greaves After Imaginary Unemles. Cruelty of the Chinese. Colonel Sconccr"a Command Parades. Agulnaldo Will Draw Up a Ileply. Silk Industry Blighted. South African llarkeu 7. Governor Tanner's New Beard of Health. Brlk rvmand for Zinc. He Wanted to Move In. Dil Whllo Drinking Beer. Automanla Contagious. 5. Bepublio Want Ads. 0. Republic Want Ads. Continued. Movement of Grain. Cotton ai.d Liva Stock. 10. Death Claims a Veteran Officer. Goes Unidentified to Hl3 Grave. Strength of Stockb Occasions Surprise. Itusslan Cruiser. Nw Bus Line Committee. To Discuss Campaign Plans. Delegate Madera's lx?3. of us havo even authorized thn Chlnesa Consul at San rTar.cIco to offer to tho Chinesa Government our services and our property to the end that the foreigners, and especially the Americans In China, may be saved." DESTINED FOR CHINA. Two Companies of the Eighth Regi ment at New York Already. New York, July 2. Companies H and I of the Eighth United States Infantry moved off tho trarj-port McClellnn thiH morning and Etarted for Fort Snelllng, Minn., over tho New York Central Kailroad. The men wilt wnlt for the members of tho regiment who are coming North on another transport and, after the recruiting of the organization to Its full number, will be sent to China. The two companies number about 2-10 men and officers. Tho men have been In Cuba clgbtjen months, bat they seem to be In flna condition. About 2.M0 persons wero at tho dock to meet the soldiers, and the Young Mea'fi Christian Association provided coffee and other refreshments for thetn. It was said that the other eight companies of th$ regiment, which are coming North on a transport, were delayed by a storm oft Cape Hatteras. These men are expected to morrow morning. They will at once follow their comrades to Fort Snelllng. ACCIDENT UNDERGROUND. Passengers ou the Paris Subway Itailroad Alarmed. Paris. July S,3a. m. About noon yester day tho first accident occurred on tho under ground railway, causing great alarm among passengers involved. It was due to the in attention of au engineer who had Just passed Do Ville Station. Stopping too sharp ly, a short circuit ensued, the lamps wero extinguished and the train remained in dis tress for ome time. The engineer's face was severely Iwwl Itt kfr&rks. A COM.MANDE1I. IF THIS THING IN THE COFFINS OF GRANDEES Eighteen Members of China- -List of the Casualties Sus tained at Ticn-Tsin. Ccrjrisfct. V l-r tl.e A'socliteJ rrcs. Tlen-Tsin, July 15. Midnight, via Cho Foo. July :, and via Shanghai. July Eighteen members of the Ninth Infantry were burled near the barracks this (Sun day) evening. Tho regiment paraded. Chaplain Marvin officiated, and the lxtdlcs were inclosed in grandees" coffins taken at Ticn-Tsin. Following is a list of the casualties suf fered by the regiment: KILLED. Company A. JOHN A. POTTEi:. GEOUCU II. BUCKLEY. Comimtiy II. corpohai. uiciLvnn n. fl-vtek. riUVATK JOHN McPAHTLAND. PltlVATH GOTFRIKD SVKNSON. Company C". BAUNEY GONYEA. r.OBEUT 11. GOHDON. Compaii' D. JOHN H. POBTEli. Company r. OSCAR OI.SUN. JOHN J. DREHER. ALEXANDER SYOGHBERG. casper x. wertfi:geu. JA1IES B. TAYLOR. Company G, CLYDE B. JAMISON. WILLIAM L. PARTLOW. JOHN P. SMITH. FREDERICK F. RIErFENNACHT. DEWEY ROGERS WOUNDED. Comiiuny A. ARNOLD TERNZZY. JOHN J. PIMOND. MARTIN DUNPHY. GEORGE F. MURPHY. JOHN SEYMOUR. Company n, CORPORA1 MYRTLE CONROW. CORIORAL JOHN GALLANT. PRIVATE ARTHUR W. RUGGLES. PRIVATE ROBERT CRAWFORD. PRIVATE HENRY E. ST1LLINGS. PRIVATE HARRY VAN LEER. PRIVATE PATRICK COX. PRIVATE FRANK W. SOUTHWORTH. PRIVATE WILLIAM S. ROWLEY. PRIVATE CLARENCE a McBRIDE. Company C. SERGEANT E. OJIET. SERGEANT T. PERRY. SERGEANT JOSEPH A. DORY. SERGEANT ADELBERT WALKER CORPORAL JAMES It. BURTON. CORPORAL FITTER SAVAGE MUSICIAN HARRY K. ELLI3. PRIVATE SAMUEL F. WHIPPS. PRIVATE RICHARD W. WEBB. PRIVATE CALVIN MATTHEWS. PRIVATE JOHN D. CLOSSON. PRIVATE ULYSSES JAMPER. PRIVATE JAJIES J. O'NKIL. PRIVATE HENRY J. SCHARER. PRIVATE ROBERT H. VON SCHLICIC. Company ) SERGEANT GEORGE BAILEY. SERGEANT EDWARD GORMAN. CORPORAL SHERMAN E. JACKSON. CORPOO.VL SHAS A. CimiSTENBER KY. THEY SANG HYMNS. Church People Bid Good-By to Marines Starting for China. itEi'unuc srnciAL. Annapolis. Md.. July 21 About E5 Unlt'd States marines In command of Captain Dut ton and Lbutenants Lay and Schwable. went to Washington this evening to Join tho battalion which will go to-morrow to San Francisco, thence to China. Church people accompanied the soldiers to the derot and the choir sing appropriate and patriotic hymns, including, "My Coun try, "rii of Thee" and "Onward, Christian Soldiers." They expect to reach San Fran cisco a week from to-d.iy. FIVE HUNDRED MARINES. They Depart From Washington for China Service. Washington. July H Five hundred United States marines started from this city to day direct for China. They wero placed on a special train bound for San Francisco, where they will cross the Pacific on an army transport. This Is the largest body of marines that has yet been dispatched to the East, and the departure was made con spicuous by the presence of General Hey wood, the Commandant of Marines, and the full Marlre Band. Major Dickens commands the detaciimwiU KEEPS UP I'LL GO DAFFY, Ninth Infantry Buried in TRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE THOMAS L. MALONEY. JOSEPH MUNCH. FRED 11 NEWHALL. DAVIS KENNEDY. CARROLL L. GINGREE. WILLIAM MURPHY. JOSEPH RYAN. Company II WILLIAM GILBERT. JOSEPH MacMAHON. PATRICK J. MURPHY. Company I. CORPORAL FRANK M. LEONARD. CORPORAL GI'STAV HARTZ. I'RIVATE FRANCIS J. 1IAGEI1 l'RIVATE FREDERICK 11 SHOE CRAFT. i I'RIVATE EDWARD WRIGHT. PRIVATE ARTHUR ARLES. PRIVATE ORIX C. WESTON. PRIVATE DAVID H. IIAJIlIl'SI) I'RIVATE HARRY A. NORTON. PRIVATE JOHN P. D1MOND. I'RIVATE GF.ORGE MURPHY. Company CORPORAL 1U:XXI3 MOIHARITY. CORI'ORAL STEPHEX OPA. CORPORAL THOMAS II. CURREX. PRIVATE IXDA B. KING. PRIVATE PHILIP WUB1XG. I'RIVATE WALKER F. COi.E.M X. C4intinn II. WESTLEY BECKHART. CORI'ORAL ALBERT JFIIT.. CORPORAL JACOB MEXGEU CORI'ORAL GERHART HECKERMAX. COIU'ORAL GEORGE HOAR. PRIVATE AXDREW RODEX. PRIVATE WOSS (ROSS?) WESTER VELT. I'RIVATE LEWIS IRISH. PRIVATE JOHN McIWEEXEY (Mc SWEENEY?). l'RIVATE CHARLES RILEY. I'RIVATE RALPH RICHARDS. I'RIVATE DAVID MORRIS. SIIS.MML Compuny II. PRIVATE MYRON C. MILLER. Following is a lift of the casualties in the ranks of tho marines: Klllrd. SERGEANT CHARLES J. KOM)CK. CORPORAL THOMAS KELLEY. PRIVATE J. E. McCOXKEY. PRIVATE ISAAC W. PARTRIDGE. Wonndrd. SERGEANT FREDERICK T. WINTERS. SERGEANT JAMES MURPHY. CORPORAL J. Ml DONALD. CORI'ORAL JOSEPH W. HUNT. PRIVATE A. S. CHAPMAN. l'RIVATE J. COONEY. PRIVATE ROBERT DESMOND. PRIVATE F. T. EOLESEEN. PRIVATE P. J. KELLEHER. I'RIVATE LAUR1X LARSSOX. I'RIVATE C. II McIVER. PRIVATE C. D. MILLER. l'RIVATE CALVIN J. MATTHEWS. PRIVATE J. C. McCONEGAL. TRIVATE E. B. I'EXNY. PRIVATE HENRI A. REIKERS. PRIVATE JOHN STOKES. TRIVATE J. VAXHORXE. TRAIN WRECK AVERTED. Obstruction Removed in the Kick of Time. Three Lake", WK. July H Some tlmo during last nlsht eighteen ties wero pile I on the railroad tracks f.vo miles south of this station. Alex. Swan, a laborer, coming to town t-arly to-day, removed tho obstruc tion Just in time to prevent passcrger train No. 27. due hero at 423 a. m.. from striking it. Swan also removed a number of largo rocks from a bridge a short distance north, his action possibly saving tne lives of thirty members of the Three Lakes Rod and Gun Club, who wero oa tha train. THROWN OUT OF A VICTORIA. Exciting Early Morning Hunaway on Grand Avenue. A horse attached to a Victoria driven by Frank Tlmmers ran away at Grand and Washington avenues about 4 o'clock yester day morning. It turned east on Ollvo street and ran to the middle of tho block, where iv ran miu a iihuv .. ...t .uc tnnvio was overturned. A man and woman, who were the only occupants, wero thrown out In the ""treet, but were not Injured. Tlm mers was bruised about the arms and the right knee. The horse broke loose and ran cast on Olive street for thrre blocks, where It was caught. The Victoria belonged ti. the Watkins Livery Company of No. 1C24 araaitetea avenu. Asked to Deliver Conger Into American Hands. MUST ACT QUICKLY. That Is Hay's Repty to Appeal for Media tion. WU ACCEPTS TASK. Says He'll Try to Prove the Minister Is Alive. Rnrunuc srnciAL. War-lilugtou, July . Then i reason li believe that Secretary Hay lias noti lieil Minister W11 that n- a condition precedent to mediation by this Govern ment to end the war in China, Minister Couser, as well as his staff be delivered Kifely Into tiie hand of Admiral Kemey uHhln a period limited to tho liuie necessary lor the journey from I'ckiu to the seaboard. Moreover, it Is understood that the Secretary of State has informed Min ister Wu that it will be Impossible for tills Government to make any progress in negotiations with other Powers until all foreigners in I'ekiu are similarly de livered into the custody of the Admirals at Taku. Tliis demand is the supreme test of China's pootl faith in appcalim; to the 1 nitrd Slates to intercede with the Powers. Failure to deliver Mr. Conser, his asvociates and all other foreigners now in IVkln will render abortive any efforts which may be made by this Gov ernment to restore peaee, and unless the American demand is complied with within the period specified, the Towers will redouble their efforts to reach I'ekiu and the imllcy of the United States may iindeis-'o 11 radical clianse. WU ACCEPTS TASK. RcrrnurspKcixu Xew York. .Inly IT!. A Washington spcciul to the Pre-s May-: ".Minister Via places uch conllder.ee in the aeiiulneiicps of Mr. Conner's dis litch and Mich faitli tliat the Cbiifse Government is protecting the foretell Ministers in I'ekiu. that lie has agreed to iry another plan to demonstrate al solutely to tliis Government that the American Minister Is alive. 'it i nothing short of delivering Min ister Conger into the hands of Admiral Kenii-y at Taku, that he may in his own peis.ou speak for the integrity of the Imperial Government anil tell the world the truth regarding the situation in Pekin. The Slate Department has been so won over that it now ha- coiitidence in Minister Wu and Ids friends that they can accomplish what ordinarily ap peals to be the impossible." RUSSIA SENDS ARMY CORPS. Ixraidon. Julv S. The St. Petersburg cor respondent of th' Times sas: "Tho United States Government has com muntcated to the Russian Government for its Information that Emperor Kvv.mg Su wn living and In full poets-ltm of his im perial functions on July 3. "A" soon ns the Russian General, I.lne vitch (reported from Vladivostok to bo marching to th reen of hostilities, with nn army ccrjs and 11 complcto artillery brigad'O. arrives at TIen-Tssn tho advance on IVkln will begin." PRESIDENT RECEIVES APPEAL. REITIII.IC STKCIAL. Canton. O.. July 2. Kwang Su. the young Emperor of China, has appealed to Presi dent McKlnley to mediate with the Powers to bring alMut a restoration of peace la China and a renewal of regular diplomatlo Intercourse. The request is similar to that snt to the French Government, but th Emperor d.v not suggest Joint action. Technically, it ! the policy of tho United Ptntes to act Independently of the oth-r Powers in the operations In China, but actually the American force are oo-op"- ratlng. by direct instructions from Wash ington, with the allied forces. Tho policy of the United States In respect to tho preservation of tho Chines. Empire Is Iden tical with that of Great Britain and Japan, but tho administration would prefer not to havo this fact emphasized for reason of domestlo politics, hence tho expedient of a policy of technical independence of action In China. An Interesting ftdo light on the larger phase of the Chinese question may be af forded In the r.cxt few days l.y the vWt of Ambassador Tower, who comes from St. Petersburg with valuable Information as to tho Czar's attitude. It Is understood tint jlr. Tower will rlace before the President news of special importance bearing tiron Russian policy In the Far East, ai-d that he will offer some timely advl:e in con nection therewith. APART FROM THE POWERS, Washington. July H President McEInley has received what purports to be a direct I appeal from the Chinee Imperial Govern ment to use nis goou unices 10 extricate tnai Government from the difficult and danger ous position in which It has been placed as a result of the Boxer uprising and the nu lng hostile attitude of the great Power Although the exact text of the appeal made by the Emreror of China to France, as out lined In the cable dispatches of yesterday, has not been made known here. It la be lieved that the address to, the President is similar In terms to that communication. In our case the communication was mado through Minister Wu to the State Depart ment. Thus far a final answer has not been returned. The French Government answered at once, but that answer will not serve us. The United States Government Is conscien tiously proceeding upon iin entirely dlffi ten line -'f policy In the U-atment of tlte c se Continued uu Vattt Tiro. CONSULS AT SHANGHAI DECLINE TO ENTER ANY NEGOTIATIONS WITH LI HUNG CHANG. t s O SPECIAL- I'.Y OVULE. Shanshal. Julv --(C pr'it. - . by W. R. Hearst -IJ Hung Chang Is taking every precv.t in to rrt t r. mri' ! -ation between his guard and the for eigners or Chinese of the town. ... dm from his ship was allowed ashore jes terday. Prince Sheng went t Woo-sJung earlv jeslerday morning in a special steanrcr to meet Li Hung. When Lord LI landed here Iw received a icry coot reception, very different frem that at Hong-Kong. Nevertheless he was not at all disturbed, and ap peared characteristically cheerful. He cracked jokes and a-keU questlors In his usual manner. Ho Is evidently bale and hearty. Iird LI was accompanied by a few foreigner. No Consuls were at tno winrf LI clenrly rercclved that he was boycotted The usual decorations and welcoming crowds wero absent. Ho proceeded under n police escort tv tho Foreign Affairs Bureau. The Con suls were greatly annoyed by his presence, which was regarded as Inopportune, and rtfu-ed to negotiate with htm. No trouble is anticipated. There aro no Chlneso troops In the vicinity of Fhangbai. while there are ten gunboats In the harbor, comprising two Japanese, four British, un- Unltid States, una German and oac Dutch, and tho volunteers jiumlxr over l.o). Every precaution Is made to meet any outbreak. The natives are quiet. It is tir-dtrstwd here that suggestions have been cabled from London that foreign trooiw 1 bnrf-sj to protect Shanghai. The sugE'Stion Is premature, tho Consuls s ly. Un!vs there is actual danger such a landing would constitute a breach of tl.e agrcmcnt with the Yans-Ts-- Viceroys, whereby the Viceroys havo under taken to fres rve ordir at the river pons. The An.plng. on which LI came, having munition of war en board, violated the harbor regulations by entering, and was comriled to leave the limits. The Consuls have decided not to call uion Li Hung Chang officially. o s s sV O s O o ? s s O i s s t s s s- , RUSSIA CALLS OUT RESERVES. Three Great Military Districts in State of Siege Provisional Government at Ticn-Tsin St. Petersburg, .Tilly 22 Au imperial ukase issm-d to-day order that a state of si-gL lie proclaimed In the unitary distrhts) of Siberia. Turkestan and Semiretchiusk and that all reservists in those districts be called to the colors. EMPRESS A LEAVES PEIvIX. SPECIAL BY CABLE Ijndon. July 23. (Copyright, 1K, by tho New York Herald Company.) TIiIh dispatch, from Its special correspondent, dated Shat.g lial, Sunday, Is published by tho Dally Telegraph: "A trustworthy correspondent in the In terior writes1: " 'I have seen the contents of a private Ul.gram from Vls.roy Chang Chung to the Governor of Shan-Tung, sajlng that Mm Empress Dowager and court aro. moving to Hsi.m-Fu. " i also know that for several months past the attuck of the foreigners has been arranged and the Boxers have b?en encour aged to take the initiative. " TIio Boxers would never have dared to draw blood against absolute and determined opoItion from Ptktn. " 'Rice N now being brought up on lha Haw and Tan Rivers to Htlan-Fu for tho lmier!al needs." Tho American Consul here 13 pressing tho Chinese to supply direct proof that tho Ministers aro still alive. I believe Minister Congvrs messago was really written about June 10." Ct.M'IIEVr WHITES ARE SAFE. SPECIAL BY CABLE. iAimlon, Monday. July 3. (Copyright, 1?00. by the NVw- York Htrald Company.) Tho Daily Telegraph this morning publishes the following: "Wh'n Yap, the secretary of thn Chinese Legation, vvus shown a ulegram from U10 Shanghai correspondent of the Telegraph announcing that the Govirnor of Shan-Tung had witnessed that all the Ministers la Pe kin were safe and that tho authorities wero Inking measures for their relief and protec tion, he rvcelvcd It 33 further proof that hia optimism en the subject was Justified. "it semn to have been wholly over looked.' he said, 'that there h.is been no official confirmation of the massacre. In tho absenco of that wo could not accept imag inative stories and did not bellve what J3 cnllcd news. I think the Americans havo taken tho most common sense view. "'Having once more Etatid that I believo tho Ministers arc alive, let me sincerely tell jou that our Government Is doing Its best to overcome the present difficulties. When tho wirts ara repaired thero will be freo com munication betwitn all th.j Ministers and thtlr countries. Tlw messago from Mr. Con ger Is first; the others will spefdlly follow. "in explanation of the long silence, I would suggtwt that tho wires have been broken and that tho rebels havo blocked tho road and messengers could not rasa. " 'Since the lith things hav cleared up uml the rebels are quieter. It will not, I think. Iw long beforo tho other Ministers are directly heard from. 'Vou ask me why one Minister should b able to communicate and not another. I should think tho circumstances among other condition. have been largely influenced by that state of rebellion which we are daltK our It'Ht to I rroin.-. and as I have al ready tcld y 1. I lii-ve that diminished disorder on I ti- roue lias aided that com munication. 'May I r. mind you that the Emperor's edict ar all Courhvd In a tone of earnest instruction to the Viceroys to keep down the turbulence and protect all fortign.-rs within their Jurisdiction? " 'With referents to the prospects In the South I think tho South Is safe. There may perhapi be one or two small outbreaks, but your people are In no danger. So long: as they keep within the treaty ports thcy are entirely safe. I do not look, for any serious outbreaks in the South.' " .MIT WAKIU.VO ITOX Cill.NA. SPECIAL BY CABLE. Chc-Foo, Friday, via Shanghai. Saturday. July . (Copyright, I'M. by the New York Herald Company.) Rail communication be tween Tong-Ku and Tien-Tsln has been re established. The fighting which has taken place slnc9 the capture of the native city resulted In tho recapture of the arsenal. The Russians have taken Lutal. occupying the railway from Tung-Ku. A provisional Government has been es tablished at Tlen-Tsin. A proclamaUon was issued by the allies declaring that they ar not warring upon China, but aro sup pressing rebels. I Just visited Port Arthur. The general opln'on there Is that the Russians are In iispcsed to spare more troops for the Tlcn-Tsln-Pekln cxps-dition, but will reservo I them for the occupation of Manchuria and - tho Llao-Tur.K' peninsula and for tho do fenso of their Korean Interests. A bitter persecution of native Christiana is on foot In this Province. COXFLICTI.Xn REPORTS. SPECIAL BY CABLE. Chc-Foo, SaturJay, via Shanghai. Sunday, July ZL (Copyright, liXX), by tho New Yorla Herald Company.) The Captain of a Brit ish steamer, who has Just arrived front VCew-Cliwang. reports that thero arrived; thero on Thursday a Chinaman, professing to 1) a foreigner's rervant who escaped from, Pclcln on tho 12th. on which dato tho Brit ish Legation was distrojed and the for eigners butchered. His etory la credited la ' Nevv-Chwang. I Another telegram camo from the Gov ernor of Shan-Tutu, Yuan Shi KaU last night, lie says: , "I have received deflnlto Information from) , I-, kin that all tho Ministers are well and 1" there U no Illness among them. Th proper Chlneso authorities oro devlslnj I means for their rescuo and protecUon." EMPERORS lllltTllil.VV. SPECIAL BY CABLE Hong-Konir, Sunday. July 2. (Copyright j lO'O. by Mm New York Herald Company.) The decision to re-enforee tho garrison hcra by Zfiti men removes tho sollcltudo as to tbo, defense of tho colony. Tho Chlneso celebrated the thirtieth birthday of the Emperor to-day with mora interest and enthusiasm than have been seen for years. Threo hundred and fifty mea of the Third Madras Regiment arrived to day. AtIERICAS IX RATTLE. v SPECIAL BY CABLE. Cho-Foo. July S).-(Copyrlght. 1DW, by W IL Hearst.) A brilliant dash ngalasl a ; largo force cf Chlneso nt Tien-Tsln was made thin mcrclns by a detachment ot American troops, assisted hy fwme English! ' fusiliers. Tho oblect was to capture a bat tery of largo caliber cannon which had been doing great damage. I Tho Anglo-American troops charged a large fort across an open space, and wera exposed to a hct but poorly directed flra from the enemy. They dashed Into the fort , uml after engaging tho Chinese In a sharp) , hand-to-hand tight, put them to flight and, remained masters of tho fort. Eight largo modarn guns were captured. ' togothcr with carts and all the accessories, Tho battery Was Immediately turned upon tho fleeing enemy, who under tho well directed tiro suffered heavy loss. Tho victory wa3 won In an tncredlblj; short tlmo against on overwhelmingly BU-. perlor force, and, despite tho charge undca flro and tho fight In the fort, neither tha Americans nor the British lost a ilngla man. Tho Chlneso army Is now retreating to ward Pekin. Hi:sMA.NS NEARIXG PEKI5. 3 SPECIAL BY CAELE. Che-Foo. July I'). (Copyright, 1D0O, by "W R. Hearst.) Information has been received here that tho Russians ore advoncJajr upon( I'ckln and wUl soon bo in possession of tha Chlnexe capital. All the foreigners in Pekin are reported safe with tho exception of tho C-eramn Mln-( lstcr. They are all under the protection ot tha pro-foreign General, Jung- La. ( BELIEVES FOREIGNERS DEAD. ' American Engineer Who Una Spent 33 Years in China. Chicago. 111., July 21-sJobn r. Roberta of Shanghai, an American civil engineer, w ho has Bpent thirty-eight yeax in China, and who left Shanshal last May, paseeel through Chicago to-day on his way to New, York, to visit his old home. "Knowing the Chinese as I do." uald Mr. Roberts to-day, "I have IltUo doubt butt, that all the foreigners In Pekin were mur dered long ago. The Government is weaM and the mb undoubtedly got the uppeit hand. I know too much ot what Chinese mobs have dona in tho past to doubt that they murdered tha foreigners. "An army of tO.ttri regular troops is all that is necessary to take Pekin," he con tinued. "The wories to the effect that tho Chlncaa have an army of SCO.OO) men aro ridiculous. There aro not more than 30,00) drilled troops In China. The rest are poorly, organized and poorly armed. If they baa modern arms they would not know bow to use them, and they do not constitute an ef fectlve fightiDff force." TO AID FOREIGN MISSIONS. - Christian Alliance Subscribed Ten Thousand Dollars. Cleveland. July K. At the mectinr of tha; Christian Missionary Alliance to-day lULMf was subscribed for foreign labilaafe - p- A