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REPORT OF A BATTLE
WITHIN PEHN'S WALLS.
St. Petersburg Dispatch States That Allies Were
Driven Back Statement Made Under Re
serve, as There Is No Confirmation.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
raris, Tuesday, Aug. 2S. (Copyright. 1000, by the Xew York Herald Com
pany.) The Siecle publishes this morning the following dispatch from its spe
cial correspondent at St. Petersburg, dated Sunday:
"I send you, tinder all reserve, the following news, which is repeated here
with persistence: 'The Government .has received a dispatch informing it that,
after a terrible battle iuside the walls of l'ckin, the allies retired, losing 1.SP0
men, mostly Russians. The Chinese occupy fortified positions-, whence they are
bombarding the allied forces with very deadly lire.' "
DISTRICT WEST OF PEKIN TAKEN.
SFECIAL BY CABLE.
Shanghai. Sunday. Aug. 20. (Copyright, 1000. by the Xew York Herald
Company.) Local mandarins received a telegram to-day from Pao-Ting-Fu stat
ing that the allied forces of the Powers have taken the district west of Pckin.
(This is the district in which American and British troops have been oper
ating since August It), when it was reported that a considerable force of Chi
nese was advancing from that quarter.)
Li Hung Chang sent a telegram to the Empros Dowager to-day at llian
Fu, urging her to arrest Prince Tuan and to disarm the Boxer element of the
army in order to give him an opening to negotiate witli the Powers.
HOPED TO RETAKE PEKIN.
London, Aug. 27. A dispatch from Tokio says General Yaniaguchi reports
that the Chinese have not abandoned hope of retaking Pi-kin, and that 0,000
men with iifteeu guns were advancing toward Pekin from Shan-Tung, probably
Intending to cut the allies' communications.
ON THE ROAD
Berlin, Aug. 27. A dispatch received
of Boxers are concentrating fifteen miles
As Twang-Sun does not appear on any of the available maps, or in the Gaz
etteer, it is possible the Berlin dispatch may refer to Yang-Tsun, on the Pel
Ho River, about sixteen miles as the crow flies from Tien-Tain, on the way to
National Committee Filled the Va
cancy Caused by Charles A.
NOMINATED BY ACCLAMATION.
Committee Appointed to Draft an
Address to the People's Party
Weaver Led the Fight
Chicago, Aug. 27. Adlai E. Stevenson tied
William J. Bryan in the number of nomina
tions when the Populist National Committee
this evening named him for Vice President.
Up to that time Mr. Bryan had been nom
inated four times, and Mr. Stevenson three
times. The Populists nominated Mr. Ste
venson for Vice President to All the vacancy
on their ticket caused by the withdrawal of
Charles A. Towne. The nomination was
made by acclamation.
Senator Marion Butler of North Carolina,
chairman of the committee, put up a hot
fight against the nomination of Mr. Steven
eon, although he knew before the committee
went Into session that the Stevenson men
had over 70 votes.
General Weaver led the fight for Steven
Bon. Senator Pettlgrew, who had bien talk
ing for Stevenson for three days, made his
record good for the Populists of his State
by voting with Senator Butler on the test
vote. The committee held Its tesalon at No.
206 Lasalle street. The s-esslon lasted near
ly seven hours. Most of this time was con
sumed with speechmaklng. Mr. Towno's
letter of withdrawal was read and accepted,
and then General Weaver started the fight
by moving that General Stevenson be nom
inated to fill tho vacancy. Almost imme
dately a substitute motion that a Populist
bo nominated was offered, and then the ora
torical floodgates were opened.
Senator Butler bald that he thought tho
Populists ohould accept Mr. Townes with
drawal and leave the vacancy unfilled. He
argued that the Populists could not nom
inate Mr. Stevenson because the Democrats
had ignored the Populists In the Kansas
City Convention, and now if tho Popullsis
took up the Democratic vice presidential
nominee they would lose prestige and give
the Mtddle-of-the-Road Populists good
cause to claim to be the genuine people'.-
party. Committeeman Washburn of Mas
sachusetts talked in a like strain.
The Stevenson men knew they held the
whip and they allowed Senator Butler and
his following free rein In Older to make
good records to bo used In their home cam
paign. Senator Butler, Secretary Edgerton,
Vice Chairman Edmlston, George F. Wash
burn and Senator Pcttigrew were appointed
a committee to draft an address to the
Populists of the country. They will meet
to-morrow morning to do this. It Is prob
able that General Stevenson will be notified
of his nomination at Bloomlngton.
B00THR0YD A SUICIDE.
Dulce of Manchester's Relative"Dies
in Texas. .
El Paso, Tex., Aug. 27. Louis Boothroyd
of Manchester. England, died here at 6
o'clock this evening, tho result of a dose of
cyanide of potash, taken with suicidal in
tent. Boothroyd was known here as a relative-
of the Duko of Manchester. He had
served the English Government in the civil
service in India, for which ho has since
drawn a pension. He left no letters or
statement, but it Is known that he is also
related to several prominent families in
Boothroyd came to El Paso last winter,
but left In April for Phoenix,- Ariz., where
he stayed until his return here Saturday.
He has t)cen despondent since his teturn,
but told no one of his troubles.
At 6 o'clock this afternoon he went Into
a saloon and asked for a glass, saying he
was going to take some medicine for indi
gestion. He drank the drug at the bar,
then turning away walked to the back door
and fell Into the yard and died in five min
utM. ,He was 45 years old.
here from Tien-Tain says large bodies
northeast of Twang-Sun.
LOUIS J. BOTH IS
SLAIN BY A NEGHO,
Young Carpenter Shot Down With
out Apparent Cause by Henry
Fletcher, Alias Walker.
ASSAILANT IS STILL AT LARGE.
Friend of the Dead Man Declares
That Uis Brother, Eddie Roth,
Had Trouble With Man Re
sembling the Slayer.
Louis J. Hoth, a carpenter, 24 years old,
who lived at No. 2S3S St. Louis avenue, was
shot and killed at G:20 o'clock last night
by Henry Fletcher, alias Walker, a. negro,
in the alley near Montgomery street, be
tween Elliot and Leltlngwell avenues.
The shooting to some extent is shrouded
in mystery. Witnesses declare that there
was no apparent cause for the killing; that
P.oth had had no dispute with Fletcher or
any other negro. A report. In circulation
last night, that tho victim's "brother, Eddie
Both, had had a quarrel with Fletcher on
Sunday, was denied by tho young man and
other members of tho family.
The siayer made his escape after a hot
chase, in which police officers fired several
shots. Last night it was learned that his
mother, with whom he lived, at No. 3718
Cass avenue, departed for Chicago yester
Dennis Tierncy, whom Roth was going to
visit when he was slain, declares that Ed
die Roth, a brother of the dead man, had
trouble with a negro resembling Fletcher
Sunday night, at Montgomery street and
Glasgow avenue. The negro, accompanied
by a woman, was pasting a crowd of
youths when they began to jeer him. He
tan toward them and Tierney declares the
negro overtook Eddie Roth and drew a re
volver, which he held to his head. No shot3
were fired, however.
John Barry, who was with Louis Roth
when he was killed, also had trouble with a
negro Sunday afternoon, but says Fletcher
Is not the man. He admits having heard of
Eddie Roth's experience with tho negro
When the ehooting occurred Barry, who
lives at No. 2712 University street, and Roth
were going to Dennis Tiemey's home at No.
2720 Elliot avenue on business.
On the way they stopped in a saloon and
when they came out they started through
the alley just west of Elliott avenue, enter
ing on the St. Louis avenue side and walk
ing south to Montgomery street. They
walked slowly, and Barry says ho saw a
number of negroes whom. he knew, but paid
no attention to them.
As Roth and Barry neared Montgomery
street. Barry says he observed three negroes
standing on the right side of the alley. He
and Roth were within a few feet of them
and merely nodded. He says he heard
Fletcher exclaim, "There goes the ne
gro ." At the same time he saw the
negro draw a revolver and fire, but he sup
posed he was firing at another negro.
Barry turned to tell Roth to get out of
range when he saw him sway toward him.
He caught him in his arms and supported
him. Others ran up and the negroes fled.
Roth was found to be shot in the abdomen
on the right side. Doctor Emerson and
Doctor Keehan of No. 2702 North Grand
avenue were called 4and they advised in
stant removal to the hospital.
An ambulance was summoned from the
St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital and Doctor
Keehan accompanied the wounded man to
tho institution. He had fainted from the
loss of blood and when brought Into tho
hospital breathed his last.
Roth was quite popular In the neighbor
hood. The killing created a great deal of
excitement and Roth's friends were eager
to capture the negro.
The cause of the shooting is a puzzle to
everybody. It was alleged that a younger
brother of the victim had had some trouble
with negroes, but this Is emphatically de
nied by his family and his friends.
Some persons are Inclined to believe that
tho bullets were intended for Barry, but
ho disclaims any relations whatever with
tho negroes. Fletcher is said to live with
hl3 parents at the foot of Water street in
Carondelet. He 13 23 years old.
Roth has three brothers and three sisters.
No arrangements have beenj made for the
funeral. It "probably'wlll be held from St.
Augustine's Church, of which he was a
member. Wendolln Roth, father of the vic
tim, is a carpenter and quite wealthy. Louis
worked for him.
FARMER SAM: "YES, HE OUGHT TER TAKE THE PRIZE, FER
For Missouri Local rain Tnciday,
tv I th cooler in eastern portion.
AVedncndny, fnlr nnil -rvarmer; nortli
eanlerly, shifting to nouthwedtcrlr
For Illinois Generally fair Tncs
day and Wednesday, except showers
nnd cooler In southern portion Titex
dny; light northerly xrlnds.
For Arkansas Local ruins and
thunderstorms In eastern, fair in
western portion Tuesday. Wednes
day fnlr and -Marnier; northeasterly
1. Report of Battle Within Pekin's Walls.
Woman Fought Illinois Mob.
Mrs. Cortlnez Found at Mullanphy Hos
pital. Populists Named Adlai E. Stevenson.
Louis J. Roth Slain by a Negro.
2. Chinese Policy of the Powers.
Sedalia Swept by a Tornado.
3. Five Eloping Couples Visit Clayton.
Bride Will Walt Till Paternal Wrath
Torturing Dreams Made Him Confess.
4. Race Track Results.
5. Wolcott Quit When He Had Fight Won.
Fltz Has Fought His Last Battle.
Governor Stone Goes to New York.
Kaiser Asks His People to Pray.
Events In Society.
7. Towne Replies to Roosevelt.
8. Republic Want Ads.
9. New Corporations.
Transfers of Realty.
10. Grain and Produce.
11. Financial News.
12. All Christian Churches Will Honor Doc
tor and Mrs. Dungan.
Police to Apply Johnson Law.
Valuations Shown by State Board's Re
port. ROBBERS MADE THEIR ESCAPE.
They Held Up William Derkins in
Threo men entered William Derklns's sa
loon, at No. 2301 Chouteau avenue, at 11:30
o'clock last night and called for a glass of
beer. When Derkins stepped behind the bar
to wait on them two of the men thrust re
volvers In his face and, told him to hold up
Meanwhile the third man rifled Dcrkins's
cash drawer and obtained $25 as well as the
A half hour afterwards the Missouri Pa
cific train dispatcher, at Twenty-third and
Poplar streets, telegraphed Night Chief
Plckel that tho three men were lying In the
yard waiting to board the 12:30 o'clock
freight train and escape. A wagon load of
police was sent to the railroad yards, but
the robbers were not discovered. The cul
prits were last seen going over the Jefferson
ST. LOUISAN INJURED.
D. Halleman Run Over by a Cab at
Chicago, Aug. 27. Several persons were In
jured in the crowded streets during the day
and one aged veteran was killed.
Reverend Norman G. Whitney of Gray
Eagle, Minn., was killed by being trampled
upon by a runaway horse.
D. Halleman, proprietor of a hotel in St.
Louis, and member of a St. Louis post was
run over by a cab, sustaining a broken leg
and being otherwise hurt. He is 69 years
old and his condition Is said to be serious.
E. W. Dodge, aged 75 years, a veteran
from Springfield, 111., was overcome by the
HEIR TO KOREAN THRONE.
Secure His Education
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 27. Prince Eul
Wha, heir apparent to the Korean throne,
started for Washington to-night, where he
will enter college.
MRS. C0RTINEZ FOUND
AT MULLANPHY HOSPITAL
Entered the institution on the Evening of the Day She Disap
peared, Registering as Kate "Cortine" Does Not Ex
plain Her Desire to Conceal Her Whereabouts.
MRS. KATE CORTINEZ.
Mrs. Kate Cortlnez of Galveston, Tex.,
who arrived In St. Louis Monday morning,
August 20, nnd mysteriously disappeared
that afternoon, was found yesterday.
She is a patient nt tho Mullanphy Hos
pital, at the corner of Montgomery and
Bacon streets, and Is registered there as
Kate Cortine. She has been 111, and Is still
too weak to leave her bed, but the hospital
physicians and the sisters In charge of the
case hope she will have completely re
covered before the end of the week.
For some reason, as yet unexplained, Mrs.
Cortlnez chose to keep her whereabouts un
known, and until yesterday was treated in
a private room at the hospital. Instead of
the regular ward. When she entered the
hospital she requested that no one be per
mitted to call on her.
Not until 3-estcrday did she send word
as to her whereabouts to her anxious moth
er in Galveston and equally anxious
friends In Greenfield, Mo. Not even then
did she send tidings to friends and acquain
tances iu the city, who she knew were
anxious about her. She has not explained
to any one where she spent the hours be
tween her departure from her boarding
house and her arrival at Mullanphy Hos
pital, except in the most general and In
definite terms. There Is much mystery about
the case yet; and It is doubtful If all of it
will be cleared away.
UeKged to lie Admitted.
All that the sisters at the hospital know
about the patient is that sho arrived there
early Monday night In a highly nervous
state and begged for admission, explain
ing that she had previously applied at three
other hospitals and had been refused ad
mission because she was not able to pay for
treatment at their rates. She seemed In
great pain and was almost hysterical. The
sisters asked no questions, but admitted her.
She has had every possible attention since,
and her evident desire to conceal her Iden
tity was respected.
Mrs.Cortlnez's disappearance was not only
a complete riddle, but it had unusual
touches of pathos. The missing woman
was in a great city more than a thousand
miles from home and virtually without
funds. She had come here seeking work
as a milliner In order that she might pro
vide for herself and her two fatherless
babies. She was planning a visit -to her
eldest child, who Is being cared for by
friends in this State and whom she had not
seen for a long while. i
On Wednesday morning of last week Tha
HE'S THE BIGGEST HOG I
Mrs. Cortinez's Little Daughter.
Republic made the first announcement of
her disappearance. Later in the day the
Police Department was asked -to try to lo
cate tho stranger. All the papers in the
city took up the case and did what they
could to help In the search. The thousands
of visiting milliners who came to attend tho
fall openings became personally interested
in the quest.
Located In the Hospital.
But the case baffled every attempt at un
raveling. She left the boarding-house of
Mrs. McDermott. No. 1507 Locust street, in
tho middle of the afternoon to mail a let
ter to Mrs. L. W. Schaefer of Greenfield,
Mo. That sho mailed the letter Is evidenced
by an unopened reply from Mrs. Schaefer,
now at the Locust street address. What
became of her after that no one could guess.
On a clew furnished by The Republic, and
accompanied by a Republic reporter, a rep
resentative of the Interstate Merchants'
Association culled at Mullanphy Hospital
yesterday afternoon to Identify Mrs. Cor
tlnez. No effort at secrecy was roado by
the Mother Superior, who received the call
ers. She detailed the facts as above set
forth, and stated that her patient had a
short while before been removed from the
private room to the general ward of the
"We hope she will bo well enough to leave
her bed this week," said the Mother Super
ior. She has written to her relatives In
Galveston and elsewhere. She Is still weak
and nervous, and has just recovered from a
serious fever. She has Instructed us to
admit no one to see her."
SAVED FROM A MOB.
Indiana Man Hurried From the
Country to Muucie.
Marlon, Ind., Aug. 27. C. C. Peck was
locked up here to escape being lynched at
Point Isabel, his home.
Beck Is a merchant at Point Isabel, where
he is accused of assaulting his two grand
daughters, one S and the other 4 years old.
EAST ST. LOUISAN HURT.
Veteran Probably Fatal!' Injured
by a Cab in Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. .27. Sampson Wellman, a
veteran from East St. Louis, 111., was run
down by a cab at noon and sustained in
juries which will probably prove fatal.
Female Physician and Compan
ion Killed an Officer
and a Citizen.
NIGHT OF TERROR AT GILMAN.
Hospital Was Burned by the
Populace to Get the
GIRL'S DEATH CAUSED RIOT.
The Woman and Four of the
Attacking Party Were
Kankakee, III.. Aug. 27. The little village
of Gilman, Iroquois County, thirty-two
miles south of Kankakee, on the Illinois
Central, has been the scene of one of the
bloodiest tragedies known In the history of
the State. Threo persona are dead and two
others are believed to be mortally wounded.
The first act in the tragedy was enacted
at 8 o'clock last night with an attempt
to arrest Mrs. Charlotte Wright for un
operation performed on Desslo Falter, a 16-year-old
girl, who was buried last Friday.
The parents had the body of their daughter
exhumed Sunday and a Coroner's jury
charged Mrs. Wright with causing her
Mrs. Wright lived In a small frame build
ing on the outskirts of the village, which
she termed her hospital. She Is 43 years
old. On complaint of Dessle Falter's father.
Constable-John Milstead went to the hos
pital last night to arrest Mrs. Wright. With
him were five or six men, friends of the
Constable Shot Down.
The posse knocked loudly on the front
door and demanded admittance, but re
ceived no answer. The house was dark.
Breaking open the door, the posse found
themselves in the parlor. A door of an In
ner room at right angles to the front apart
ment was also locked.
Tho Constable knocked, but heard no
sound. The men forc-ed the door. As they
did so two reports came from a shotgun.
Mlko Ryan, Illinois Central section man,
ased 23 years, fell. He had received an
entire charge of buckshot in the abdomen.
He died half an hour later. The crowd had
Increased by thl3 time, but seemingly no
one dared to enter the dwelling- for its
occupants were not molested. Kvery few
minutes persons came running up armed
with shotguns and revolvers.
The village Marshal posted armed men
about the house.
"Watch the place carefully," he said. "If
any man attempts to escape, shoot him
By this time the mob was convinced that
Mike Ryan had been killed by John Myers.
John Myers Is 60 years old and had lived
at Mrs. Wright's home. He had kept close
to the house during this time, however, and
few of the villagers could have Identified
him if thev had aeen him. But the crowd
clamored for John Myers's blood.
Fired the Hospital.
At 2 o'clock in the morning tho fury of
tho mob could not be restrained. "Burn
the house," was shouted.
About 3 o'clock the family of Michael
Ryan arrived. The dead man had bee:
carried to the bushes near the bouse whera
he met his death. A mob of probably 250
people had gathered. Most of them were
armed. The scenes of grief which followed
the arrival of Ryan's wife and children
fired the crowd with frenzy. They seized
dozens of bundles of straw, saturated them
with petroleum, piled them against the
front and sides of the so-called hospital
and applied the torch. In a moment the
place was a mass of flames.
Shot after shot came from tho upper
The Flro Department made feeble at
tempts to extinguish tho flams. When
the house was fully ablaze and the dense
shrubbery nnd trees around it dimly Il
luminated a half-clad woman rushed out
of tho west door and gained the shrub
bery on that side of tho house. This was
the first one of tho inmates who had been
seen. Tho Gilman men fired their guns and
revolvers Into tho shrubbery at random.
The fire was returned. George Wlllough
by, local agent for the Standard Oil Com
pany, was shot throush the left thigh with
a pistol bullet. Peter Hauer was picked up
LATEST PORTRAIT OF GENEJALCRONJE AT ST. HELENA.
! THE DEAD.
Dessie Falter, said to be the
1 victim of Mrs. Wright, and whoe
death caused the riot.
Mike Ryan. Illinois Central sec-
t tion man: shot through abdomen.
Jolin Myers, shot through heart.
George Willoughby, shot through
Lawrence Ryan, wounded in ab-
douien; may die.
Mrs. Charlotte Wright, wounded
iu head and other places; may die.
& ruler llaucr. seriously wounded
r with charge of buckshot.
Dcnuis Carr, wounded In leg
I with buckshot.
in the alley back of the house. Ho was
seriously wounded with buckshot In tho
shoulder and chest. John Myers, revolver
In hand, was seen emerging from the thick
et In the gray light at 5 o'elock this morn
ing. He ran down the street, followed by
most of the guards. He fell into a wide
ditch and arose covered with mire. Ilia
flight was arrested on the other side by a
When fired on he slipped his pistol Into,
his pocket and claimed to be one of the
"You are Myers," yelled some one In tha
crowd, and several more shots were fired at
him. Myers drew his revolver and fired
Into the thick of tho crowd. Lawrence
Ryan fell, shot through the abdomen. Sev
eral in the crowd had rifles, and a bullet
from one of these pierced Myers's heart
the next Instant. He fell covered with,
wounds and was taken to the county jail.
Mrs. Wright Found Wounded.
Meanwhile the thicket had been searched.
In its center, with a shotgun at her side,
was found Mrs. Charlotte Wright. Wounds
were found In her head and body.
She asked for a lawyer that she might
make her will.
She was taken to the City Hall and a
strong guard placed over her. A crowd soon
assembled at the City Hall and threats of
lynching were uttered. At 9:30 o'clock tho
mob made another demonstration, smashing
In the windows with stones and clubs. This
culminated in a shot being fired" through the
window by one of the mob, barely missing
the woman. The officers finally restored or
der Tho prisoner. Mrs. Wright, was taken by
Sheriff Martin to Paxton at noon by rail,
and will bo taken to, the Watseka Jail. No
further demonstration Is feared In Gilman.
.The Coroner's jury immediately took up
tho case of John Meyers, but no evidence
wa given to disclose who fired tho shot
that killed him.
Mrs. Wright 13 said to have once been an
actress. She came here from Kansas City
several years ago. She is said to have rela
tives In Ironuols County.
FindlnEs of the Coroner.
At the Coroner's inquest to-day in tha
case of John Myers the jury brought in a
verdict of "death by bullet wounds from
parties unknown." In the case of Michael
Ryan the verdict of the Jury was "Death
by leaden bullets fired from Mra. Wright'a
house by parties unknown."
The Inquest over the body of Dessta
Falter was completed this evening. Tho
Jury held Mrs. Wright to the Grand Jury
The intense excitement that prevailed all
day has subsided and order Is restored. Tha
removal of Mrs. Wright to the Wataeka jail
seems to have stopped all mob talk and tha
law will be allowed to take its course.
Late hews of the condition of George Wil
loughby and Peter Hauer, the two wounded
deputies. Is discouraging.
Itwas reported at first that three of
Mrs. Wright's girl "patients" had perished
In the fire, but this Is now thought to be, a
Strained Relations Between Rou
mania and Bulgaria.
London. Aug. 23. Referring to tho tension
between Roumanla and Bulgaria, recently
accentuated by the unsatisfactory character
of the reply of tho Sofia Government to tha
Roumanian demand for the suppression of
the Macedonian Revolutionary Commutes
which has Its headquarters at the Bul
garian capital, the Bucharest correspondent
of the Dally Mall, wiring yesterday, says.
"Tha outlook becomes more and more se
rious. The opinion of tho general publla
here 13 that Bulgaria must be taught a les
son by arms. If necessary. Many public
meetings were held yesterday (Sunday)
throughout Roumanla. All were charac
terized by a very warlike tone. The expul
sion of Bulgarians from Roumania con