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Pages of Features Bearing on Current Happenings all elab orately illustrated NEXT SUNDAY'S REPUBLIC THE ST. LOUIS PUBLIC. How Preparing:' Twoscore Original Features, . including many beautiful and exclusive half tones NEXT SUNDAY'S REPUBLIC NINETY-THIED YEAE. ST. LOUIS, MO., TUESDAY, AUGUST 28. 1900. ttitati ( In St. Loula. One Cent. If KM J Vj Outntde St. LouiH, Tn a Cen On Train. Three Cent. REPORT OF A BATTLE WITHIN PEHN'S WALLS. WOMAN FOUGHT ILLINOIS MOB. RE 4 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 Pekin. POPULISTS NAO ADLAIE. STEVENSON, National Committee Filled the Va cancy Caused by Charles A. Towne's Withdrawal. NOMINATED BY ACCLAMATION. Committee Appointed to Draft an Address to the People's Party Weaver Led the Fight for Stevenson. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. 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. . REPUBLIC SPECIAL 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 New Tc-rk. 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. TO PEKIN. 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 day morning. 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 Sunday night. 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 EVER SAW." LEADING TOPICS -IN- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. For Missouri Local rain Tnciday, tv I th cooler in eastern portion. AVedncndny, fnlr nnil -rvarmer; nortli eanlerly, shifting to nouthwedtcrlr yvIikIk. 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 winds. """ Page. 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 Subsides. Torturing Dreams Made Him Confess. 4. Race Track Results. Baseball Scores. 5. Wolcott Quit When He Had Fight Won. Fltz Has Fought His Last Battle. 6. Editorial. 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. The Railroads. 10. Grain and Produce. 11. Financial News. River Telegrams. 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 His Saloon. 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 his hands. Meanwhile the third man rifled Dcrkins's cash drawer and obtained $25 as well as the proprietor's revolver. 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 avenue bridge. ST. LOUISAN INJURED. D. Halleman Run Over by a Cab at Chicago Reunion. 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 heat. HEIR TO KOREAN THRONE. Will Secure His Education at Washington. 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 institution. "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 Proprietor. GIRL'S DEATH CAUSED RIOT. The Woman and Four of the Attacking Party Were Wounded. REPUBLIC SPKCIAL. 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 death. 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 Falter family. 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 down." 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 windows. 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. MRS. CRONJE. GENERAL ! 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. TIIK WOUNDED. George Willoughby, shot through i thigh. 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 barb-wire fence. When fired on he slipped his pistol Into, his pocket and claimed to be one of the guards. "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 without ball. 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 mistake. OUTLOOK SERIOUS. 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 tinues." CRONJE. 41 si II . j