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I HE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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an Interesting Ceremony.
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ST. LOUIS, MO., SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1900.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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-
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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.
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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
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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.
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