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FOREST PARK SUNDAY? See if your picture or pictures of your acquaintances can be found in The Sunday Republic's lawn groups. I HE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. RECTAYOUNGjAJ CANENVDYATPWETQWA. Richard Harding Davis- Describes an Interesting Ceremony. NINETY-THIRD YEAR. I In St. Louis. One Cent. 'PTTf1T?. Outside St. Louis. Tito Cent. riMUU J on Tr.-lns. Three Cents. ST. LOUIS, MO., SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1900. LI HUNG CHANG NSWER. OST HALF WAY TO PEKIN. EVADES MRECT ALffl r. i i i ?A Y His Reply to Hay Sinis ter In Its Apparent Design. ENVOYS TO BE HELD. They Will Not Be Per mitted to Com municate. FORCE IS NECESSARY. Chinese Ministers' Last Effort to Avert a War. Washington. Aug. 3. Another move was made to-day in the diplomatic situation by the return of an evasive answer by Li Hung Chang to Secretary Hay's peremptory de mand of August 1 to be put in communica tion -with the foreign Ministers at Pekin. Li's answer Is not final and leaves the mat ter open to diplomacy. But Li's actions, as reported by Consul General Goodnow, are unquestionably sinister and will amount to a. final rejection of the American proposi tion. If persisted in. Mr. Goodnow's dispatch contains some fur ther Information bearing on the question of responsibility for Pekin conditions in tho statement that the commander of tho Chi nese- troops, by Inference answerable to the Chinese Government, ordered the Pao-Tlng 'massacre. It is learned hero that LI Ping Hong, tho commander referred to. Is a civil officer and well known to all the Chinese officials abroad as one of the most rabid anti-foreign leaders in China. He is a close friend of Prince Tuan, and the association of these two In Pekin affairs, with power enough behind them to cause the Ignomini ous death of two high officials. Is regarded here as a bad sign. Shan Tnni? Contradiction. Simultaneously with Mr. Goodnow's dis patch came a characteristically diplomatic message from Tuan Shih Kal, the Governor of Shan-Tung, repeating the story of two days ago, that the Chinese Government was arranging to deliver the Ministers in safety at Tien-Tsin. No effort Is made to reconcile that statement with Earl Li's refusal to al low communication with the Ministers. Tha Navy Department to-day issued an order for tho co-operation of Its officers abroad with the officers of the army in landing and transporting troops destined for Chinese service. This revives the situation .1.-. !... l r.iVin wa Rhaftpr'c rtiiv Cores was landed largely through the cf- i forts of the navy. "'-It is thought In the tXparrment that -the navy can lend considerable assistance to General Chaffee's troops, not only in aiding their embarkation, but possibly in furnish ing them boat transportation if a move Is made along the Pel-Ho. Chinese Minister's Effort. It appears that some misunderstanding exlBts as to a St, Petersburg dispatch printed here this morning saying that the Chinese Minister there and his colleagues In Europe had cabled the Governor of Shan Tuns, demanding that free communication be opened between the Pekin Ministers and their respective Governments. This com munication was. In fact, a joint memorial to the throne, concurred in by all Chinese Ministers abroad, including Minister Wu in Washington. It was forwarded by Min ister Teng Lu at St. Petersburg because the latter is the Dean of the Chinese Diplomatic Service. It was transmitted through the Governor of Shan-Tung, to be forwarded to Pekin. This action is considered very Im portant, as indicating that the Chinese Min isters abroad have at last reached a unani mous conclusion that the situation Is no longer to be trifled with. Their action may be regarded as a final effort on their part to Influence the home Government, and Its outcome is awaited with great interest. Meanwhile tho Government of tho United States, liko the Governments of Europe, has not abandoned its efforts to establish communication with Its Minister at Pekin by Independent means, and tho State De partment his instructed Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai; Consul Fowler at Che-Foo, and Consul Ragsdala at Tien-Tsin to spare no effort or cxpenso to open up direct communication with Mr. Conger. Second Message From Chaffee. In addition to his short message relative to tho Japanese check, transmitted through Admiral Kemey and received this morning. General Chaffee made another and direct cable report this evening. The meseage was withheld from publication by Secretary Root, who declined to make- its purport public It was presumably devoted to a recital of General Chaffee's needs inVa mil itary way. In view of the London statement that ad vanco on Pekin actually began with the present week, there is also a possibility that General Chaffee's message has some bearing on the subject. Second Assistant Secretary Adce Is to act as Secretary of State for a few weeks during tho absence of Secretary Hay, who Isft Washington this afternoon to visit his family at their summer home at Sunapco Lake, N. H. RETURNS TO CANTON. President McKinley Is Accompa nied by Comptroller Dawes. Washington, Aug. 3. President McKinley left the city this evening on his return to Canton, O., to resume his vacation. Ac companying hlin wrero Charles G, Dawes, tho Comptroller of tho Currency, and Sec retary Cortelyou. The party occupied the private car "Grassmerc," which was at tached to tho regular evening express on tho Pennsylvania Railroad, leaving hero at 7:45. Secretaries Root and 'Wilson, Post master General Smith and General Corbin were at the station to say good-by. They went aboard tho train with the chief ex ecutive and remained until the train start ed, each jumping off while tho train was moving. The President camo to the station with Mr. Dawes. There were the usual number of persons around and the usual guard of police officers and detectives were on hand to see that nothing befell the President. v.7 'V wfe!1;.1 wmzzi!M9 ssmKti' vzmt&smmH vx mm i yodt .' mimmimk'Wimmi& sfyrfB mmmBmmMM- - f mm J W&Wm MS ? KMs&saEaSBHi m,. hx &tafc&2&3fWA m i i r : Ainrnirri , II I ' I ' I I II III ' A VMJTt aTAJ 'MH -- "-isT rVJT 1- il -TTlVi' rr fff f(f' M T k - ITlt rjrfm I I.. - VXOLESAM: "NOPE, DOCTOR, TJ1ERE ADs'T A PA Hi OF THAT WILL MAKE THEM WORDS APPEAR RIGHT TO ME." MEMBERS OF Anti-Foreign Leaders Rule Pekin Sheng Sa3rs Ministers Will Ee Killedif the Allies Advance Crisis Considered. Washington. Aug. 3. The -State Depart ment makes public the following telegrams received to-day, August 3, from the Consul General at Shanghai and the Consul at Che-Foo: "Shanghai, Aug. 3. Secretary of State, Washington: Americans left Chunking yes terday. Li told French Consul to-day no message will be delivered Ministers because foreigners advancing on Pekin. Two pro foreign members of tho Tsunjr Li Yamen be headed on July 27 for urging preservation of Ministers by Li Ping Han, now com manding troops at Pekin. He ordered Peo Tlng massacic. (Signed) "GOODNOW." "Che-Foo, Afternoon, Aug. 2. Secretary of State, Washington: Just received a tele gram from Governor of Shan-Tung request ing me to transmit to you tho following: ' 'Have just received telegram dated July 30, Tsung Li Yamen, stating various Minis ters, the German Legation and others (for eigners) all well; not In -".stress. Provisions were repeatedly sent. Relations most friendly. Now conferring as to proper measures to protect various Ministers to Tien-Tsin for temporary shelter, which conference will soon bo ended. (Signed '"YUAN, Governor.' "FOWLER." Ml.MSTKHS TO BU SLAI.V. SPECIAL BY CABLE. Che-Foo, Wednesday, Aug. 1. (Copyright, 1300, by tho New York Herald Company.) The Japanese torpedo-boat destroyer NIJ1 Is stranded on the locks two houis from Wel-Hai-Wei. All of the Pekin and Sung-Chow Ameil cans and also tho Walkers, Chaplains, Smiths, Wycoffs, Hobart, Terry and Mac kay are safe at Pekin, but all of their prop erty has been destroyed. Under dato of .Fckli, July 20, Doctor Coil- man writes: "Yesterday, under a flag of truce, i mes sage was brought from the Chinese Gen eral, Jung Lu, asking if Sir Claude Mac Donald were willing to conclude a truce. "Sir Ciaudo replied that he was willing, provided the Chiiiefce came no closer. Shell tiring by the enemy ceased. We hope ihis means that relief column has defeated the Chinese. We aro fearing trg.icln.ry. All are exhausted from constant naichlng, lighting, building barricade;, and d'going trenches night and day. The greatest credit is due to H. G. Squires, Secretary of the United States Legation, who&c military experience and energy are invaluable In the present danger." A message liom Pekin, July 2,. from Mr. Congtr, tho Unl.cc States Minister, .s that they have trcvisions and can hold out six days. Forty thousand Chinese are oc cupying the heights near Tabhilochas, com manding the Port Arthur, New-Chwang and Moukden junction. There are only 5,00) Russians at the junction. Re-enforcements from Port Arthur are arriving by sea. The railway Is still unsafe. It Is confirmed that Liao-Yang and Haltchen have been de stroyed. New-Chwang is reckoned safe at present. Respecting ihe battle at Tekehow, on tho Grand Canal, in Shan-Tung Province, General Suen had 1,000 troops, and the Box ers 2,000. General Suen was leading Yuen Shih Kal's troops, which were defeated, with two officers and twenty men killed. The Boxers had thirty killed. General Suen telegraphed that the situation there is hope less. Owing to disturbances among the Chinese ( Si) iiWMIl i lj-w 'jrv-si t ! i ii! , u Atife. lwurwH n C - j '??& A i i U3F-s?!H 11,11 iaivitibi-Mi l ?i'ffimj5 &hsMmw m i a 6f wmmx TSUNG LI HEADED FOR FAV In Shan-Tung Province, German cavalry have gone there. The Germans threatened that it the Chinese officials do not act, they will. The Boxers arc increasing in Che-Foo and the surrounding district. Natives are manu facturing swordp, some of which have been captured. Two men-of-war arrived, but the Chinese are more insolent, it anything, than before. There Is every Indication that the Chinese Government is aw kening to the gravity of tho situation. It is endeavoring to throw the responsibility for the outrages at Pekin and elsewhere on the mobsn. Thomgh diplo macy the Government is seeking to in llucnce international Jealousies and prevent the advance of troops upon Pekin, hoping to escape well-merited punishment and patch up some sort of peace. N"o llair-Wny Measures. Foreigneis here feel that the Chinese Gov ernment is responsible, and aro indignant at the reception of Li Hung Chang at Hong Kong. It is the conviction of every one that no half-way measures should lie used. There U nothing to prevent a march on Pekin, and the overthrow of the present Government. Our people ay that If this Is not done the same tioublo will be repeated every few j care. Before the bombardment of Tien-Tsin prominent natives urged the Viceroy to put down the Boxers. The Viceroy, however, was in their power. Ho wired to LI Hung Chang for advice. The latter advised crush ing them at once, saying the Boxers had gained too much headway. But, at the same time, the Viceroy had instructions frtfm the Empress to encourage the Boxers In their attacks on foreigners. The Boxers have released all criminals who have joined them. Proofs have been discovered that the Viceroy at Tien-Tsin of fered and paid a reward for tho heads of foreigners. A cage was found in his estab lishment especially made for foreign pris oners. Two Indian regiments, one British field battery and General Gasleo have arrived. Any further delay in advancing upon Pe kin will be criminal. Documents found in the Viceroy's office in Tien-Tsin give tho names of the head Boxers and atate their number to be 30,000. The Viceroy recom mended some of these cutthroats for of-fici-il appointments. There are also copies of his reports to the throne on the Tien Tsin fighting, in which he asked for re enforccments and more guns. Ho recom mended the retaking of the Taku forts. This recommendation bears tho indorsement of the Empress Dowager, who writes: "Let the T.iku forts be retaken." Shanghai, Aug. 2. Liu Ku Yi, Viceroy of Nanking, and Siieng, Administrator of Tele graphs and of Railways and Tao-tal of Shanghai, have both declared officially that tho foreign Ministers are held by the Chin ese Government as hostages and that if tho allies march to Pekin, they will be killed. Another Chinese exodus from Shanghai has commenced. It was caused by disquiet ing rumors published in the native and some foreign newspapers. THOUSAINDS SL.AIX. London, Aug. 4, 3:30 a. m The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily News says the Consuls there regret the Independent action taken by the American association, and the China association on the ground that it is Injudicious. He says: "Tho settlements being international, petty jealousies must disappear. Tli i . RUSTS' KArtrtMsr BRLTISH ALLIANCE ffpW 1 ffl GLASSES 3X THIS WORLD .2. ..J..J..J...J...! .I.4..J..J..J..J..J..J. j, THOUSARD NATIVE CONVERTS SLAIN. SPECLVL BY CABLE. Shanghai, Aug. 3. (Copyright, l'JOO, by the New York Herald Company.) Li Ping Hong lias ar rived in Pekin. This is the bar barian Viceroy of Shau-'L'uug, who massacred over 3,000 converts on his -way north. I'ekin is in a state of anarchy. Li Hung Chang received three urgent telegrams to-day command ing his immediate departure for the Xorth. Ho is thus in an awk ward dilemma, and is taking ref uge in the excuse that lie is very ill. He has tried to persuade Sheng to go north with him, but the lat ter declines. Chinfsc association is or Ilttlo local ln flumce." Presumably he refers to the Ameiican Asiatic Association. The Hong-Kong correspondent of the Daily Express announces tlio arrival there from San Francisco of Homes Lea, for somo timo resident agent in tho United States of tho Society for the Reformation or tho Chinese Empire, with G0,000 sterling, which "will presumably be utilized in con nection with the revolutionary movement against the Empress Dowager, a movement quiescent sinco 1S3S, until within the last few weeks." Nearly r.ll the correspondents confirm the reports of a wholesale massacro of Chris tians outside Pekin, a correspondent of tho uauy Aras giving the number of killed at between 10,000 and 15.600. all defenseless converts. Imperial troops so it is stated did the ghastly work. According to tho Shanghai correspondent of the Times, ono of the members of the Tsung-H-Yamen, mentioned by United States Consul Goodnow as having been be headed for pro-foreign tendencies, was Hsu Ching Clienp, former Minister to Russia. Tho correspondent says that the Empress Dowager ordered his execution on tho ad vice of LI Ping Heng. LI Hung Chang has been informed from Pekin that Prince Ching'a only prominent supporters in his peace policy are General Yung Lu and Wang Wen Shao, President of the Board of Revenue, whose inlluencc Is small. TAKE TWENTY-FOUR CANNON. Kussiaus Defeat Chinese Blago vestchensk Again Bombarded. St. Petersburg, Aug. 3. General Grodekoff telegraphs from Khabrovsk, August 1, that fourteen Hotchkiss and ten other guns were captured at Hung-Hun by tho Russians, who, storming the fortress Monday, July 30, drove 4,000 Chinese beforo them. An official dispatch says Blagovestchensk was again bombarded Wednesday, August 1. It is added that the Russian steamer Selenga, while assisting in tho defense o Aigun, was seriously damaged by Chinese shells. ItUSSIAX DEFEAT REPORTED. London, Aug. 3. Shanghai correspondents learn that the Russians were defeated north of New-Chwang and that a body 6,000 strong is endeavoring to relieve the force besieged at Toshl-Chow by 40,000 Chinese and numerous guns. Four Rus sian steamers on tho Amur River are said .to havo been, sunk or damaged by-tfio Chines fit YAMEN RRINR FNVDY Allies Reported to Have Covered Thirty-Five Miles of the Advance. EIGHT HUNDRED JAPANESE IN A BATTLE. Scouting Party Finds That the Chinese Resistance Is Strong Sixteen Hundred Ameri cans Participating. Loudon, Aug. 4, :!:."." a. m. According to a special dispatch from Shanghai, dated August I!, the advancing column of the allies was reported there yester day to have reached a point thirty-live miles beyond Tien-Tsin. This is not yet corroborated. Tien-Tsin dispatches, dated July 30, tell of an action, which is termed a "reconnoissance between the Japanese and Chinese," two miles beyond the Haiku Arsenal, in which the Japanese withdrew, after suffering thirty casual ties. The Tien-Tain correspondent of the Standard, under dato of .Inly 27, de clares that the Americans and Germans have been ordered to move forward without waiting for the British. JAPANESE ENCOUNTER HEAVY RESISTANCE. Washington, Aug. 3. The Xavy Department received the following cable gram this morning from Admiral Kemey: "Taku, Aug. 2. Bureau Navigation, "Washington: Chaffee reports that S00 Japanese, scouting toward Pei-Tang, lost three men killed, twenty-five wounded. Enemy in trenches and loopholed houses. KEMEY." The above dispatch from Chaffee, transmitted by Kemey, gives rise to grave fears among military men as to what is ahead for the allies before Pekin is occu pied. Heavy lighting is expected. BEGINNING OF MARCH TO PEKIN. London, Aug. 3. The forward movement for the relief of the foreign lega tions in Pekin began Sunday, July 20. A message from Tien-Tsin on that date ttiys that the advance guard of the Kussiaus occupied the Chinese camp and the Japanese pushed up the right bank of the Pei-llo River without opposition. It was the expectation that the whole of the allied expeditionary force, about 20,000 men, would be on the march by Tuesday, July 31. Sixteen hundred Amer icans and 2,300 Britisli are co-operating. It is purposed to follow the river, us ing boats to carry food, ammunition and artillery. CHINA OFFERS RESISTANCE. ItnPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington, Aug. 3 That China Is de termined to resist the advance of the allied troops upon Pekin is shown by dispatches received to-day by the State, War and Navy departments from their respective representatives in :he Empire. Consul General Goodnow wired that no messages would bo delivered to the Min isters because of the advance on Pekin; Rear Admiral Remey cabled that General Chaffee had wired him that while scouting toward Pei-Tang, $00 Japanese lost three killed and twenty-flve wounded, and that the enemy was found in trenches and loop holed houses, and Major General Chaffee has cabled tho Secretary of War, giving a comprehensive statement of the plan of tho allies now that the advance has begun. Secretary Root declined this evening to mako General Chaffee's message public on the ground that the facts he reported should bo kept secret at least for the pres ent. There will bo a great deal of scouting during the campaign In order that the posi tions of tho Chinese forces may be de termined. While tho allied nations have been endeavoring to organize a force at Tien-Tsin to mako the advance on Pekin, the Chinese havo adopted the methods taught them by their foreign military teachers, and have constructed trenches and have loop-holed houses, which probably will necessitate frequent engagements. It is ap parent to military and na'al experts here that tho best Western methods will have to bo displayed If success Is to be achieved in tho campaign. Somo of the experts are still clinging to the hopo that but one bat tlo will be necessary, and that It will occur just outsido of Tlen-Tsln. The weight of opinion now seems to be, however, that the Chine-so will steadily resist the advance of tho foreigners', and that the final stand will be made in Pekin Itself. Copyright, W, liy tho Associated Pres. 1IEFOHC TUB AIIVAXCK. Tien-Tsin, Wednesday, July 23, via Shang hai, Thursday, Aug. 2. Pending the order to advance, tho events at Pekin are seem ingly but slightly regarded. High officers aro entertaining nightly at elaborate dinners with military bands playing operatic airs. Foreign residents and friends of the be sieged in Fekin, wno camo to Tien-Tsin to await news or to accompany the expedition. aro Intensely dissatisfied with the progress of preparations. They accuse the army of indifference and of magnifying the difficul ties to be encountered In reaching Pekin. President Tenney of the Tlen-Tsln Uni--verslty, who has volunteered to guide tho army to Pekin, said to-day: "This business is not progressing In ac cordance with Anglo-Saxon traditions. Twenty thousand soldiers are staying here, while women and children of their own race aro starving and awaiting massacre eighty miles away. Military and naval officers meanwhile wasting timo In bickering over petty politics, is a sorry spectacle. It will be a dark blot on tho reputation of every commanding officer hero if the white peoplo in Pekin are allowed to perish without a desperate effort to save them." President Tenney and many others who aro acquainted with conditions think there are sufficient troops to push forward and pursue the Chinese after the fall of the na tive city of Tien-Tsin. That the position of the legations demanded that the army take extraordinary risks by scouring the surrounding country and commandeering animals and wagons, and that boats suffi cient for purposes of transportation might be improvised, is the prevailing opinion of civilians. Many officers, notably Japanese and Americans, confirm this view. EUKOPKA.V OFFICERS SCORED. The comment is made that European of ficers are too attached to book theories to utilize the resources of the country and that they would rather stay In Tien-Tsin accord ing to rules than to start for Pekin without a perfect equipment. General Dor-ward, of the British forces, and other high officers take an optimistic view of conditions at Pekin saying they think the Legations will manage to hold out. On the surface the best of feeling prevails among officers and soldiers of tho several nations represented here. All are fraternlz Ibx; but the lack of organization and a - preme commander handicap progress. While people at Tien-Tsin are entirely ignorant of diplomatic negotiations abroad concerning Chinese affairs, tho lack of harmony here among the representatives of the Powers, hinders vigorous action. The Japanese are giving a splendid exhi bition of organization. Their whole ma chine moves like clock work. There have been forwarded from Japan small boat3 or lighters, for moving troops and 3tores, and every regiment Js landed quickly and wlth- - v ....... ...,., Mu iu.ii.i. tut ivit'Aaiu within a few hours after the transpof I has landed in the harbor. The management of tho Japanese Army and the bravery, spirit and intelligence of the Japanese troops are a revelation that commands the respect and admiration of all foreign officers. The heat is Intense. Tho temperature averaged 100 degrees during tha week and yesterday was 1W. The disregard of all sanitary regulations by certain troops is a serious menace. The streets aro full of refuse and an insufferable stench pervades the town. The police and sanitary work compares unfavorably with the American regime in the Philippines. GASELEK "WAS READY. London, Aug. 3. The Parliamentary Sec retary for the Foreign Office, William St. John Broderick, said to-day in the House of Commons that the Government had no fresh information from China. It was not true, he said, that operations by the allies were delayed by the British contingent. On the contrary, tho last information from General Gaselee was to tho effect that his troops were ready and would shortly ad vance, and that he anticipated the co-operation of tho allies. CO.NDITIO.V I.V PEKI.V. SPECIAL BY CABLE. Tien-Tsin, July 27, via Shanghai. Frl.lnv Aug. 3.-(Copyrlght, ltOO, by the New York Herald Company.)-A messenger, sent to tha British Minister at Pekin, returns with word that the approaches to the legations are closely guarded by hostile Chinese. He reports that since the capture of Tien-Tsla the Chinese soldiers and Boxers have been disheartened. It is reported that a Christian town be tween I'ekin and Tien-Tsin has been blotted out and five foreign priests and LOCO Christians massacred. A letter from Sir Claude MacDonald, sent from Pekin July 21, reports that the foreigners have taken 200 yards of the wall of the Tartar city nnd part of the park. It is reported by a mc3 senger leaving Pekin on the 17th that the foreigners have removed to the new Cath olic Cathedral In the Tartar city. General Mah, with 10,000 disheartened troops, was at Piet-Sang. They were short of provisions and ammunition. The Russians captured the place easily on the 23th, and tho Chinese fled. A runner leaving Pekin on the ISth re ports that negotiations aro proceeding be tween the legations and the Tsung Li Ya men, and that hostilities have been sus pended. General Jung Lu tried to clear the city of Boxers, but was himself besieged. It Is reported that there are about 20,000 troops at Pekin who are disinclined to light, since the fall of Tien-Tsin. They could be successfully rushed. All the troops at Tlen-Tsln are ready and anxious to move. The British alone delay, though the respective Governments com mand that all should move together. The Japanese are moving northward. The Washington and Berlin Governments have cabled that their respective troops aro not to delay for the British. General Gazsaice arrived to-day. There probably will be an advance on Monday. Opinions are strongly expressed at Tien-Tsin about the British tardiness. RUSSIANS AXD JAPS GO. Shanghai, Aug. 2. It is stated that only the Russians and Japanese, 23,000 strong, are starting for Pekin. AMNESTY FOR BOXERS. Li Hung Chang to Offer It, if The Cease Murders. Shanghai, Aug. 3. LI Hung Chang is pre paring a proclamation, granting virtual am nesty to Boxers on condition that they ceasa ctsaliof disturbances. ! VICEROY JOINS TROOPS IN FIELD. SPECIAL BY CABLK. Che-Foo, Aug. 1. (Copyright, 1000, by the New York Herald Company.) A private letter to the Viceroy's secretary indicates that the Pao-Ting-Fu missionaries have been killed. The Viceroy is at present in camp with General Mali, six miles away. General Sung is at Yang-Tsun, twenty miles to the north. He has obstructed the river by sinking stone-laden junks. The forces of General Mali and General Sung number about ir,000. They are short of food and ammunition. Food in I'ekin is growing scarce. It is reported that the cessation of the attack on the Pekin foreigners is the result of an imperial decree induced by these conditions. LEADING TOPICS -is TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. 31 1 jwoar! Generally fair Saturday; and Sunday; southerly -rrlnds. Illinois Generally fair Snturdar and Sunday; fresh, southeasterly; Tt'Jnil. Arfcanxni Generally fair Saturday nnd Sunday; easterly wind. Page. 1. Li Hung Chang Evades Direct Answer. Beheaded for Favoring Envoys. 2. China Must Be Taught Lesson. Attack Credibility of State Witnessa t. 3. To Stop Hazing at West Point. Riotous 3cenes at Signal Corps Election. Election Estimates by Both Parties. Anarchist Betrays a Plot to Murder. i. Race Track Results. Baseball Games. Sporting News. 5. Escaplns Prisoner Shot In the Back. Plaintiff Was Only Three Years Old. Girls Ran Away to Live in the City. Death of Henry Donk, Sr. Burned to Death in a Furnace Pit. Dallas Citizens Condemn the Company. S. Church News and Announcements. Sunday-School Lesson. Young People's Societies. 7. Imported Gowns Show Many Pretty Ideas. Smart Belts and Sashes. Popular Style of Trimming. Charm of Thirty Summers. How to Start Conversation. The Emperor's Mission. Soror Royal Romances. Home and Fashion Gossip. S. Editorial. Bryan Assured of Ohio. What It Costs to Live In Manila. Joint Discussion at Stoutland, Mo. Battery A to Celebrate. 9. Gossip About New Publications. Weekly Bank Clearings. 10. Republic Want Ads. 11. New Corporations. Transfers of Realty. Tho Railroads. 12. Grain and Produce. 13. Financial News. River Telegrams. H. An Obedient Son Returns Marriage L! cense. Captain Boyd Acquitted. Kratz Delays Hospital Bill. Reviews of Trade. Will of Mary Furber. STILL ANOTHER SPEECH. Kaiser Decorates Steamship Com panies' Employes. Bremerhaven, Aug. 3. Emperor William has conferred decorations upon the employes of the North German Lloyd and Hamburg American steamship lines, thanking them for tho devotion and self-sacrifice they ex hibited In loading the transports for China, In which service, the Emperor declared, they had proved themselves men of honor. "Devoid of honor." said his Majesty, "Is the man who does not ptretch out a helping hand to his country In her hour Of need." REPORTED CUT IN WAGES. Wire Trust Alleged to Have Mada Reductions. Joliet. 111., Aug. 3. It la reported that a straight cut of 15 per cent has been ordered In wages by the American Steel and Wire Company. The reduction, It Is said, will affect every employe of tho company. No official Information can be obtained here, although It is understood the order went Into effect yesterday. About 2,000 men employed In four local mills are concerned. OFFICIALS ESTER DENIALS. Chicago, Aug. 3. Arthur Clifford, chair man of tho American Steel and Wire com pany here, this afternoon said he knew nothing about the reported reduction of 15 per cent in wages. He declared that It was news to Mm. William Edcnborn, first vice president oC the company and chairman of the Execu tive Committee, denied that any such order had been issued. If any general cut had been made in tht, wages of employes, these ofllcinls said no knowledge of It had been, received at tha headquarters of the com pany here. BOERS STILL STOUT-HEARTED. Kruger and Botha Will Pay for. British Damage. Pretoria, Aug. 3. President Kruger and Commandant General Botha havo Issued a proclamation, promising to pay all damage done to the farms by the British, provided tho burghers remain with the commandos. FOUNDDEAp'lN HIS ROOM. Joseph Phifer Had Been 111 Via tim of Heat. Joseph Phifer, 40 years old, was found dead In his room at No. 156 St. George street yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock. His friends say that ho had been suffering for several days from a complication of diseases, and It Is believed that tho warm weather superinduced his death. The body was removed to the Morgue. l ) - --.-ii-': ,L h&g&'IvviiZS?'