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11 THE TRAGEDY OF THE-"
One of the most deeply enga ging real-life stories of the day. Next Sunday's Republic. THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. SKm. HALF-TONES! "As Good as a Magazine's." NEXT SUNDAY'S REPUBLIC. In St. J,otiu PRICE te'; In St. Lou In. One Cent. NTNETY-THIED YEAR. ST. LOUIS, MO., FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1900. I.nala, Two CentH. Three Cento. CHAFFEE REPORTS YAHS-TSUH TAKEN. Americans Sustain Sixty Casual ties in a Battle at That City. BRITAIN BRINGS ON NEW CRISIS. !! ! Lands Troops at Shang hai Despite Protests. POWERS RESENT IT. Representations Ma' Be Made as a Re sult. GOODNOWS REPORT. Southern China Likely to Join in the Re volt. HEPUBLTC SPECIAL. Washington. Aiiff. 3 Objection has been mado by tho foreign mcichants In Shang hai to the landing of British troop- at that point. This objection 1- based upon tho apprehension entertained by thee gentle men that the anti-foreign sentiment in Southern China -will be strengthened in consequence of Great Britain's act. Be cause of the danger such action injects Into the international situation, it is not entire ly satisfactory to this Government, nor to rnv Goernment of Continental Europe, and it is likely to be the subject of rcp-e-entatIons to the London Foreign Olhce. The facts regardlnc Admiral Sejmour's action In landing a considerable detachment of British troops wero communicated to the State Department by Consul General Good noff, who embodied in his message the pro tet"made to him by the foreign merchants, with tho exception of the English. Tho Tnlted State' Go.ernmcnt is peculiarly concerned in the landing and the two form one municipality Tho French concession Is some distance away, and It would not be surprising If tho Trench merchants, be sides making their displeasure at Admiral Sejmour's action known to Consul General Goodnow, have acquainted their own Gov ernment with the objections they entertain. It is btated emphatically at tho State De partment that Mr. Goodnow has not pro tested to either tho British Consul General or to Vice Admiral Seymour, his Instruc tions being to report on all rc-Uters of this sort to the department, leaving Wash ing to take the Initiative. Britain's Preparation. It has been apparent to diplomats hero for some days that Great Britain contem plated taking this step. For the past fort night she has been assembling at Shane hal practically her entire Asiatic squadron, leaving at Taku only a few gunboats to assist in landing her troops nnd forward ing supplies to the front. Vice Admiral Seymour's action will, or course, he attributed to tho art' toreijn sen timent In Southern China 'and- tnvpossl blllty of an outbreak, but tho "disposition In diplomatic quarters seems to be to regard It as of deeper significance. A precedent has been established which may lead to tho landing of troops by the Powers of Conti nental Europe either at Shanghai or other parts nominally neutral. It is this feature of Uie matter which Is so objectionable to this Government. Just how the matter Is to be remedied. however, he State Department MASSACRE OF ARMENIANS BY ORDER OF A TURK. Two Hundred Men, Women and Children in the Sassun District Slaughtered by Kurds Town to Be Burned. Constantinople, Aug. 9. Advices received from Bitlis, Asiatic Turkey, say that 200 men, women and children have been massacred in the Armenian village of Spaghank, in the district of Sassun, by troops and Kurds under AH Pasha, the commandant of Bitlis. He is also said to have ordered the village to be burned. ROUTE ALMOST IMPASSABLE. Terrible Country Which the Allies Must Traverse. Now York, Aug. 9. The country over which the allied forces are now- fighting is, according to all accounts, of a sort to make St a wonderful accomplishment to reach Pekin In the face of a superior force. AV. Kal Kee of this city, who has traversed tho route between Tlen-Tsln and Pekin overal times, having gone from South China by tho Grand Canal, says of the country: "At Pol-Tsang tho first good ground is found. It is hlxty 11 (twenty miles), from Tlen-Tsln. The newspapers have much mis stated distances because Chinese miles aro one-tnlrd of English miles. "Here are great rice fields stretching for ipany miles, with embankments built by tho Pro-.lnce along the river, which is ery crouked. and with earth paths running c itj few jards through tho rice. Tho water being cry low, these paths and embank ments would make natural trenches for lighting. Only on boats In the rler or along the railway can artillery be used. Tor twenty miles here, and all about Yang-Tsun w hich means dust and mud aie mud flats which at this season are cry dry and hiked. The last summer I was Hong the road we cficn had to Ho down and cover up our heads while the dust storms swept bj. It is as bad to march thiough a water. I.afa-Sang. or the "lust plate of inud,' Is where the low hills, cov- errd with grass, begin to rise, and the ountiy from here on to Pekin is line and 1 oiling, with many villages, rich farms and j saraens. "Before Lafa-Sang is reached there is not oi.e stone as big as a man's fist which is natural to the ground, and rot one tree as h'gh as a man to be seen anwhere. If the toMierb stay long near the ilierb, which, in the summer time hae an awful smell, thy will next month become ill with fever, nnd -very many will die. "There are not manj people living be tween Lafa-Saugand Tien-TsJn, except tho Ciii-.ete, whom tho railroad keeps at work on tho track and to watch It to the water, which some times flows in two different directions within an hour, will not carry away a mile of It some day." CHINESE GENERAL CAPTURED. Cossacks Also Make Prisoners of Other Officers. St. Petenburs, Aug. D Official reports announce that the Siberian Railway Is I BRITAIN'S GREAT Indian division.! Simla. Aug. 0. Excluding the rum th Brigade, the strength of tho foioos proceeding to China is -1415 ItiitKh olheer-. 1,00-1 noncommis sioned anil native officer, i:!.!70 Y men, 11,50 follower!,, 1,130 diivoib, 0 ,&J0 lioi&es,l,oUO pomes and mulr twelve guns ami fouiteen Maxims; and l.MKJ imperial ben ice troop-?. It , is (nri-toil tli.it lhe onliir force Y 'Hill hae sailed before the middle; 4 of next month. 8 O , I CHINESE WERE f I WELL PREPARED. Vietoii.i, 15. C, Aug. 0. Anivals from Tioh-Tmii by the steamer Em- press of Japan say tli.it an Ameii- can officer of Seymour s column is a lepoited to have stated on his re- T Otuin to Tien-Ttin that there were 11101 e arms and munitions of war in the :nen.il captured by Seymour f than in the whole of the United State. officials are not prepared to 'ay. In landing troops at Sh mghal for the protection of nor own interests, tho ofliclals say. Great Brit ain is violating no agreement either with tho Powers or tho Chinese Viceroys. Objection to her action Is based upon the assumption of an ulterior purpose the lear that the occupation may bo permanent and that Great Britain Intends to keep her flag oi cr Shanghai. Being only an assumption, this phae or the initter cannot bo easily taken up by this Government, but there Is no doubt that tho British Foreign Olhce will be asked, either by the United States or -me Kuro pean Government, to make a declaration of her Intentions. Shanghai will likely bo a center or obser vation by the Powers of tho world until this question of tho British occupation is definitely settled It Is tho expectation of officials here that all the Governments ot Europe will send men-of-war to Shanghai to strengthen the hands ot their consular offi cers. The United State" Got eminent is al ready represented there by the gunboats rrincetou and Castine, and it would not be ; surprising should ltear Admiral Kempir, I commanding the Newark, be ordered to that point. I IXTniWATIOXAIi SUSPICION. 1 London. Aug. 9 International suspicion J has broken out among the Consuls at Shanghai on account of the determination of tho British to land theie a brigade of Indian troops. It is reported that the French will also land troopb at Shanghai to the number of 1 203 men. While the Min isters at Pekin remain unrelieved, it Is 1 ot understood why Great Britain sould divert forces destined for the relief expedition to garrison a place where peace, thus far, has been undisturbed. TO RE-EX FORCE SEYMOUR. SPECIAL, BY CABLE. Hong-Kong. Aug. 7. (Copyright, 1300, by the New York Herald Company.) Three thousand Indian troop3 are leading Hong Kong to re-enforce Sejmour at Shanghii and for the defense of the Yang-Tse P.l er. now opon for traflic from Tehtliabinsk to Lako Baikal, a distance of 3.047 icrsts, and also from Slyosovaja to Sryetcnsk, a dis tance of 1,034 versts. A forco of Cossacks, which was sent to clear the Chlne.'-o from the right bank of tho Aigun, captured a Chinese General, Ave officers and flftj -eight soldiers REGARDS IT AS WAR. Dewey Analyzes the Condition of Allah's in China. New York. Aug. 9. A Washington dis patch to tho Brooklyn Eagle says that Ad miral George Dewey came, to town to-day from his country home in the suburbs of Washington. "I regard the situation In China as ex ceedingly grae," he said. "The difficulties that our soldiers will have to contend against are many and various " When asked whether. In hLs opinion, there was reallj a condition of war now existing betviecn this country and China, he said: "I should say, most assuredly, jes. They are killing our people and our soldiers are lighting hard for their 11 es. "The navy can bo of little service In this Chinese difficulty. Our warships can, how ever, quietlj keep together at Hong-Kong and Shanghai. Our naval commandera can do just as I did at Manila, when Aguinaldo said he wa3 going to take the citj. I sent him word that if he did he would not And due brick upon another, and that I would raze the citj to the ground This I certainly thould hae done if he had persisted in his purpose. Tho warships of the allies ought to bo able to keep things straight in those cities within the reach of their guns on the coast. "It is -very slgnlflcant, the sending for LI Hung Chang by the Dowager Empress. In this day of diro distress it is not sur prising that sach Government as there is at Pekin thould turn to the only really great man of the country. 1 think that tho allies Ax-ti doing well to keep Li Hung Chang where ho is. It is better for our seojjlo to have him under their eves than at Pekin." AN ADVANCE PREVENTED. Russians and French Stopped by Flooded Country. Toklo, Aug. 0. A dispatch received here describing the capture of Pei-Tsang by tho allied forces confirms the previous accounts and adds that the advance ot the Russian and French troops, numbering 6,(n men has been prevented by the enemy flooding the country. MACK: "SEE 1JEIIE, CA1TAIX, TUE ITINI) LEGS OP TUE THE WnOLE SHOW." America Demands That China Gall Off the Imperial Troops Fail ure to Comply Means War Crisis Now in Acute Stage. The Republic nti"eau, ltth St. and Pi'nii3Kniil i Ave. Washington. Aug. y "We demand the Immediate cessation of hostile attack by imperial troops upon the legations " This statement in the communication by our State Department to the Chlmse Im perial Government through Minister Wu, which stands without qualification In the dispatch, is considered an ultimatum, though it U not called si.ch by the Gov ernment. The demand is not conditioned upon anj thing, and the word "Immediate-" describes the time within which the de mand must be complied with. While the communication cmplovs tho calm expressions of experienced diplomacy and the real vigor of It Is at first glance i.ot apparent, this demand la made ex plicit!) and stands out boldly from the sug gestion made In the communifatlon where in certain Inaction on the part of the Chi nese Government Is merelv "urged." The otc to Chlun. Tho nctc. as made public. Is as follows: "We are availing ourselves of the oppor tunity offered by the Imperial edict of the Elh ot August allowing to the foreign Ministers free communication witli their respective Governments in cipher, and have sent a communication to Minister Conser, to which we nwalt an answer. "Wo are already advised by him. In a brief dispatch received August 7, that the Imperial troops are firing dally upon the Ministers In Pekin. We demand the Im mediate cessation of hostile attacks by Im perial troops upon tho legations, and urgo the exercise of every power and energy of the Imperial Government for tho protection of the legations and all fotclgnefs therein. Cannot Accept China's Uscort. "Wo are also advised by the same dispatch from Minister Conger that, in his opinion, for the foreign Ministers to leave Pekin, a9 proposed in the edict of August 2. would bo certain death. In view of the fact that the Imperial troops aro now firing upon the legations, and in view of the doubt ex pressed by the Imperial Government in its edict of August 2, ns to its power to restore order and secure absolute safety In Pekin, it is evident that this apprehension Is vvell founded, for If jour Government cannot pro tect our Minister In Pekin, it will, presump tively, be unable to protect him upon a Journey rrom 1'ekln to the coast. "Wo therefore urgo upon tho Imperial Government that It shall adopt the course suggested In the third clase of the letter of the President to his Majesty, tho Empetor of China, of July 23, 1900, and enter Into -ommunlcation with the relief expedition o iat co-operation may be secured between them for the liberation of tho legations, the protection of foreigners and tho lebto ratlon of order. Such action on tho part of the Imperial Government would be a satisfactory demonstration of its friendli ness and desire to attain these end1. "AL-VEY A. ADEE. "Acting Secretary Department of State, Washington, Aug. 9. 1900." The ote Aiinljcil. It Is "demanded" that tho imperial troops cease fighting; it is "urged" that the Chi nese Government exert its power to protect the foreigners from attacks by others. The distinction here is marked and leaves 110 possibility of misunderstanding on the part of the Chinese Government as to what is meant. The communication does not "demand," but "urges," the Chinese Government to en ter into communication with the relief ex pedition so that co-operation may be se cured between them for the liberation of tho legations, but this suggestion is re-enforced by the sentence which follows, declaring that such action would be a satisfactory demonstration of the rrlendllness of the Chinese Government. This Is an accepted diplomatic form of declaring that failure to do this would be a demonstration of un friendliness. The demand is in definite and unqualified language; that which is urged suggests a method by which the advance upon Pekin can be converted into a peaceful, rather than a hostile, operation. AVliut rnJlure to Comply Menu. A failure on the part of China to comply with the demand, which Is immediate and imperative, will, according to international usage, put an end to all negotiation and temporizing, and render imperative vigorous and forceful action on the part of tho Gov ernment making the demand. Such a de mand Is of necessity an ultimatum. It may bo accepted .13 certain that If" China doe not immediately comply with this demand, duo allowance being made for the difficulties of communication. Congress will bo called together, not necessarily with a view of declaring war against China, but for the purpose of providing means for the liberation of our Minister. Until it is known what attitudo the Chinese Government will assume on receipt of thli communication, tho necessity for calling Congress together cannot be determined Even in an extremity a declaration of war against China will be avoided and delaved as long aq possible, and the belief is still entertained that tho situation can be dealt with by the use of force without a formal declaration of war. The desire of this Gov ernment Is to secure tho liberation of the foreigners and then to retire from China, but whether this shall bo possible will de pend upon the course of the Chinese Gov ernment Itself. MlnlHtrr -n Talk. Mr. Wu, the Chinese Minister, said o night that he had received information from China that the foreign legations in Pekin had sent cipher messages to thir respective Governments. This was permit ted In accordance with tho Imperial edict of the 5th of AugU3t, allowing all the for eign Ministers free communication wltn their respective Governments in cipher A cipher telegram, Intended for the Span ish Government, was inadvertedly sent to Minister Wu, who, noticing the mistake, had It transmitted to Madrid. The fact that tho legations aro allowed to send cipher dispatches to their home offces, shows, in Mr. Wu's opinion, that his Government is living up to the imperial edict, permitting the Ministers to have free communication with their Governments. Mr. Wu savs the Consul's cipher dispatches, which were alo reported as having been held up, have been forwarded. Minister Wu to-night sent to his Govern ment the memorandum nddressed to him bv Acting Secretary Adee. The Minister accompanied It with an ex planatory statement, In which he gave tho reasons why. In his opinion, a compliance with the represcntitlons of the United States would ho for tho best Interests of all. He expects it will take several davs for the memorandum to reach tho Imperial authorities. The latest nessage sent to MlnWtor Conger In response to that received from him Tuesday afternoon was filed for trans mission last night. Stato Department of ficials estimate that, allowing for the Inter ruption of telegraphic communication, tho time required in deciphering the message and In framing a reply, at least five (lavs will elapsd before an answer Is received. DlNpatch l'rom l'milcr. Acting Secretary Adee of the State De partment to-night made public the follow ing cablegram from Consul Fowler, at Che Foo. which reached the department at It o'clock to-night: "From Che-Poo, August 9 Secretaiy of State Washington: Morning Sth. Tele graphed Governor vesterday protesting against limiting correspondence with Con ger and requesting Governor to forward Pekin. Governor telegraphs following: " 'Received note from Tsting LI Yamen dated Sth. Yamen Just received edict per mitting Ministers to have peaceful seciet telegraphic communications with their countries. All Ministers at Pekin have tele grams for transmission to their Govern ments. It is proposed after dispatching bame to send originals to Consuls for veri fication.' FOWL.EK." SPLENDID PROGRESS. London Fears, However, Allies Cannot Keep It Up. London. Autr. 10. 4 a. m. London DaDers generally Incline to view the progress to- I wards Pekin as thus far splendid, but which cannot be maintained at the present rapid rate, as the concentration of supplies and the establishment of bases will cause Inevitable delavs. The Commissioner of Customs at Shang hai has received a routine message from Sir Robert Hart, Director General of Imperial Customs, showing that tho latter Is still conducting the business of imperial cus tomsa rather curious state of affairs when taken in conjunction with the words: "Happilv still alive," which ho included in the dispatch, which was dated Pekin, Jul) 21. ELEPHANT TLIIXKS 1IES TIONS BRITISH VIEW OF OUR DIPLOMACY. I.ontlou, Aug. 10, 4 a. ni Coin muunn:; upon Washington's latest communication to the Chinese Government, tho Daily Chronicle describes it as "idyllic diplomacy" and it declares that the Chinese at tempts to get the Ministers to leave Pekin, as described by M. Pinehon, have convinced every body, except the Washington of- fltlnlc 41in4- n fnnrlw nnnlinnttnn in T 01 foice is the only argument Pe- Liu can understand. a LEADING TOPICS -IN- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. Mimoiirl anil Illlnoifl Generally fnlr l'riiluy untl Saturday: frrslt HOUtliTTPNterly lvludx. Arkiiniutn Jenerally fnlr Friday nnil Sutiiriln) ; southerly -nlmlx. Page. 1. Cliaffee Reports Yang-Tsun Takn. Must Cea'-e Tiring on Legations 2. LI Hung Chang Is In Despair. .1. R. Kendall Shot by Thrashei Hall. Heat Wave Breaks All Records. S. moodiest Week of Philippine War. Rryan and Stev enson Issue an Address. St. Louisan Writes of Boser Uprising. J. Race Track Results. Baseball Games. 5. Corbett Likes Ruhlin, McGovem Picks FiU. I'oor Water Supply In Iviw-Fressure Districts. G. Editorial. Joplln's Successful Street Tair. Weddings and Society Notes Bridegroom Could Not Be Best Man. Democrats Urged to Organize Clubs. 7. To Stop Abuse of ClviIScrvice Men. Tor Independent Street Car Line. Fire Caused by Sun's Heat. Wanted on Charge of Horse Stealing. S. Republlo Want Ads. 9. New Corporation. Transfers of Realt). The Railroads. Weather Report. 10. Grain and Produce. 11. rinancial News River Telegram". 12. Won His Bride in Coal-Digging Contest. Dispensary Physicians Form "Coatlcss Societ)." Police Seired Peyton's Goods. Met Death While They Awaited Him. Kept Subscriptions for Newsbo)s' Home. Police Asked to Co-operate. PEI-H0 FLOODS. They Will Make Advance of the Allies Diflicult. SPECIAL BY CABLE. Chc-Foo, Aug. 5, via Shanghai, Aug. 8 (Cop) right, 1800, by W. R. Hearst )-Ow ing to the heavy rains, the Pel-Ho has risen and flooded the country in a way that will make the advance of the allies extremely difficult. Documents found in the native city of Ticn-Tein prove the official encouragement given to the rebels; also that prices were set on foreigners' heads, the highest fig ures being tet on those of Americans. NEW MASSACRES REPORTED. Five Priests Killed in the Province of Chi-Li. Ljons, Aug. 9. The Catholic Journal an nounces new massacres and a disaster to the missions In the southeast portion of the Province of Chl-LI. It ua that fivo prlssts h&va bten killed. TOTAL LOSSES OF ALLIES PLACED AT 200. Another Engagement Reported Near Tien-Tsin August (i, in Which Japs Were Forced to Retire. London. Aug. 10, 4 a. m In the captuie of l'ang-Tsun. the losses of the al lies, according to a dispatch to the Daily Express from Chc-Foo, dated August 8, purporting to give an account of that engagement, were 1200, the majority of these being killed. "The allies marched on Yang-Tsun." sav this report, "at d.tvvn Monday. Tho position held by 1.D0O Chinese was vvell intrenched to the east of the river. After four hours heavy lighting the Chinese were driven fiom their defenso works." Another dispatch to the same paper, dated Tien-Tsin, August 0, recounts a reconnaissance that morning by the Japanese beyond Hsi-Ku, the result being that he enemy was developed in strong force, well fortiilcd at "Wei-Ho. The Chinese were superior in numbers, and, after facing the Cre of seven guns, the Japanese retired on Hsi-Ku with three killed and twenty-seven wounded, but having captured 200 hoises. Reports Received in Washington. "Washington, Aug. 0. The following dispatch has been received at the War Department from General Chaffee, sent via Che-Foo: "Yang-Tsun, Aug. C Yang-Tsun oc cupied to-day. AVounded: Second Lieu tenant Frank K. Long, Ninth Infantry, moderate. Casualties, about sixty men, Ninth United States Iufautiy, Four teenth United States Infantry and Bat tery V, Fifth United States Artillery. Nearly all from Fourteenth Infantry. Names later. Many men prostrated by heat and fatigue. "CHAFFEE." A dispatch to the Signal Office of the army here says: "Che-Foo, Aug. S), Signal". Washing ton: Aug. C Yang-Tsun captured to day. Wire up. Need own transporta tion. "SCRIVEN." A Strategical Vonltlon. Yang-Tsun Is the town which Ueneral Chaffee indicated in his dispatch received late Wednesday as being the objective of the International forces on their then pend ing movement. It is at the Junction ot the Pel-Ho and the railroad leading to Pekin. Its capture will insure to tho International troops, it Is hoped, two routes of transpor talon to Pekln. It 13 17.8 miles from Tlen Tsln. The capture of Yang-Tsun was the su preme news of Importance received to-day on the Chinese situation. It was tho first objective of the allies. Army of Fifty Tlionitund. Hardly Ics Important than General Chaf fee's dispatch was a dispatch from General TerauchI, second In command of the Japan ese staff, sent to the War Office of Japan and transmitted to the legation here, stating that the international army would total 50,- Chinese Marching on Tien-Tsin. SPECIAL BY CABLE. London, Friday, Aug. 10 (Copyright, ISO), by tho New York Herald Company.) A special dispatch to the Dally Telegraph, dated Che-Foo, August 7, records a rumor that the Chinese are marching on Tien Tsin, which Is garrisoned by a small de tachment of American troops. The at tacking force is supposed to be operating' from tho south, where a Chinese nrmy of considerable strength was located coinci dent with the advance of the allies from Tien-Tin. I10AERS AUE TEN MILES SOUTH. SPECIAL BY CABLE. Che-Foo, Aug. 2 (Cop) right. 1900. by the New York Herald Company.) The Boxers are In strong force ten miles south of Tlen-Tsln. They are murdering, pillaginc and committing various atrocltlis. It is reported that Prince Tuan hni left Pekln and joined General Sung in his po sition twenty miles southward. The Dowaser Empress, having Issued an imperative command for the reoccupatlon ot Tlen-Tsln and Taku, this step shows a d( termination to stop the advance of the allies, but It may be Tuan's scheme to ts cape. A native Colonel who fought against the Boxers and protected Christians sixty miles south of here has been dismissed by im perial order. AMEIUCAAS LACK SLUGEOAS. SPECIAL BV CABLE. Tlen-Tsln, Aug. 2, via Ciie-I'oo, Thursday, Aug. 9. (Copv right, 1500. b) the New York Herald Company.) -Major Blddle and two companies ot American marines and Cap tain Rellly's battery have arrived. The Sixth Cavalry disembarked at Taku yester- Germany to Send Berlin, Aug. 9 Tho number of volunteers from the army reserves who have signified their willingness to go to China Is said to bo 120,000. From this number It is under stood that a corps not exceeding 20.000 will be formed. A portion of the corps will leave within a fortnight, or 'as soon as the Cabinet meeting called for to-morrow shall have given consent to the project, A high official of the German Foreign Ofllce, discussing the military situation In . -.Imi tr-flnt inl(l" f "Judging from all information received I am inclined to think that the advance on Appointment of Berlin, Aug. 9 Field Marshal Count von Waldersee was interviewed this evening by the correspondent of the Associated Press shortly after his arrival In Berlin. "My appointment," said General von Wal dersee," Is due entirely to the initiative of Emperor William. I shall start for China, going probably by way of San Francisco, In a short time. Countess von Waldersee will accompany me to the United States." The German Foreign Ofllce told the As sociated Press correspondent this evening that the consent of the other Powers had been virtually secured to the selection of Count von Waldersee as commander-in-chief. THIS GOVEKME.T TO ACQUIESCE. Washington, Aug. 9. A member of tho Cabinet said to-day that there was no question as to the acquiescence of this Government in the selection of Field Mar thai Waldersee as the commander-in-chief of the allied forces tn the Chinese campaign. It tho Count's appointment to command the. German troops meant such selection. Tho appointment, it wu mggeited, doubtlau 00u men on August 13, at which time the real advance on Pekin would begin. General Terauchl's dispatch stated that on the 4th. when it was forwarded, the ndvance had not jet begun. This was at first incomprehen sible. In view of the fact that fighting had actually occurred. But the later statement that the International force would total 50, 000 men on the 13th appears to make clear General Terauchl's meaning and to reconcile it with General Chaffee's dispatches. The present movement of some 1G,000 men doubt less is viewed in the light of a reconnolssanco In force, the main movement of the army of CO.OuO to follow on the 15th. This makes clear meaning of General Chaffee's1 dispatch that Yang-Tsun was the objective point. Yung-Tunn an Advance Haar. The War Department here has been con siderably puzzled over the statement of an objective point far short of Pekin. It would appear, however, from General Terauchl's dispatch that, tha first force of 16,000 men having opened up communications to Yang Tsun. brought forward supplies and estab lished this advance base, tho way would then be clear for the advance of the larger force on the 15th. The capture of Yang Tsun is, therefore, an important strategic branch of the fast-maturing military .plans. The place Is almost a quarter of the way to. Pekln. Colonel Scrlven's statement. "Wire up," contains much meaning1, at It is accepted as showing that there Is direct telegraphic communication with the army in the field. Aside from the assurance this gives of speedy transmission of news from the front, it gives the additional assurance that the line of communication is Intact back to the first base of operations. The capture of Yang-Tsun on the day following the battla of Pel-Ts-ing- Is regarded as a highly suc cessful military achievement, especially in view of the fact that It was looked upon as a stronghold whoe capture might give tho foreigners considerable trouble. day. A gale at Taku delayed the landing of the American artillery and cavalry. Two battalions of the Ninth and one of the Fourteenth Infantry and the American murines have had orders to join In the ad vance Twenty-nine men of the Fifth Infantry are on the sick list. The American forces lack a signal corps and surgeons. A prominent American officer said to-day that re-enforcements were required to make the advance successfully. A meeting of the generals to decide upon a plan for a concerted attack on the Chi nese position has been postponed till to morrow because the Russian General is un able to attend to-day. Meantime the Japanese and Russljns aro pushing their advance guard forward. Chinese cavalry made an attack on a Russian guard at Hsi-Ku this morning, but fled before fifty Cossacks. Six miles north of Hsi-Ku the Chinese are strengthening their position. The British ordered to advance consist of 1.SC0 Indian and 300 Welsh troops. LOSS US OL TUB AI.MIX London. Aug. 9. The flooded country be yond Pel-Tsang- adds lmmeasureably to tho difficulty of the progress of the allies toward Pekln. This news reaches the Shanj-hai correspondents from Tleii-T.sin, with state ments to the effect that the situation at Tlen-Tsln is again perilous owing to the as sembling of Chinese troops within striking distance. The losses of the allies In the recent oper ations are now said to be 1M0 men, ot which ' number the Russians lost M0, the Japanese 410, and the British 1J0. 20,000 More. Pekm is not In procress. Probably the purpose of the Pei-Tsung fight was to secure a pirt t the advance line. Including Yang-Ti'in. There was probably also tha other consideration ot protecting the hin terland of Tlcn-Tsin." Lieutenant General Bechir, In the Lokal Anzelger, declares that the allied forctti thus far in China, an- not sufficient to cap tare and hold Pekln In the present circum stances, t.-.klng Into account the climate, the cordition of the road'', and the Inunda tion. Von Waldersee. largely tn augment Its forces in China In the near future. WILY CHINESE STATESMEN. Missionary Kas White Diplomats Aie Xo Match for Them. Vancouver, British Columbia. Aug. 9. Tho Reverend Jonathan Lees, head of the Lon don Missionary Society, arrived from Tlen Tsln on the steamship Empress ot India. Ha said that but for the Chinese converts, many missionaries would have been killed. They were Invaluable during the siege. They built all the barricades under a rain ot bullets. He severely scored the foreign diplomats who, he says, are babies besides the wily Chinese. As an Instance of how little th European representatives know of the wajs of the native rulers, he said that the day berorc Pekln was closed, 8lr Claudo Mac Donald persuaded some ladles who mn vlsitlne him that there nai no tanr nd tbx mixht sa wU proline Xhtix Tlitt. i- .1 .' ni 'Si I riT.1 , . m -fl Vi x V rte 4U LW-h; it ,"-',iA'ij'fTT'-fej ait-asatefiaa: riZMJwjWii''Ji.Si.- l-W9jIS3's5"rfW w .Wt' 2S '-S71-