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THE ST. LOUI
AROUSE MR. CROKER.
Tammany Chief Says
New York, Sept. II. llarctis A. llnmu.
Ihairman of the Republican National Com
mittee, returned to New York to-ilay and
took up the thread of the campaign. After
s conference with his colleagues, Mr. llanna
nil Treasurer Illisu called uion the Wall
street contingent. Check books were pro
duced without question, and when Mr.
llanna retired io-nh?ht at the Waldorf ho
is said to have placed under his pillow or
In some other convenient place paper worth
something like $lftvJfl. And there is more
to come. The -wealthy men of the metropo
lis are no longer disposed to deny the Re
tublican chairman. They will give him
money in plenty.
The first thing that Sir. llanna saw when
he read the afternoon newspapers was a
reply by Richard Croker to his charge that
Mr. Bryan had paroied out Cabinet port
folios in advance, and that Croker was to
have the naming of two members of that
CrnUrr oi Ifnmtn.
Mr. Croker says of this charge :
"It Is simply another of Hasina's night
mares. He has l en setting off a lot of
crazy talk lately, but thH statement about
Bryan's promising me .1 Cabinet position
Js tho wildest thing that has yet come from
Hanna. It is sheer rot and nonen.-e. The
man knows he Is beaten in this campaign
and be lias lost control of himself. Mr.
Bryan does not have to go around peddling
out Cabinet portfolios In advance In order
to make votes. The people are for him. and
v.ill support him without any Mich Induce
ment. The scheme mentioned Is a btrtctly
Mr. Hunm arrived over the New York
Central early this morning. There were no
T rasa bands at the station to welcome him
back to the metropolis, but his secretary
nas there, and accompanied him to the Re
publican national headquarters on Madison
&ruare. f-cnator Hanna went at once to
bis private loom, where National Coiumit
ttemen Frederick S Glhbs, Joseph II. Man
Joy. Senator Nathan Scott of West Virginia
and Cornelius N. Bliss were awaiting him.
"Hello:- shouted Mr. Manley. when Mr.
Hanna appeared,"Hcre comes tho old spell
binder," at which all laughed heartily, and
then the door was closed, while the na
tional chairman listened to the reports of
his colleagues. Mr. lljnna did not look
happy wh"n he reappeared. It Is no secret
that the members of the National Cominlt
te made a jloorny report to him.
"WIJ1 you go on the stump in this State?"
th Si nator was asked. "No." he replied,
"I don't think I will do any more stumping.
1 guess I have dono enough. But hold on,
I may attend one or two of the noonday
meetings In this city and I may have pome
thing to say there."
In repard to his statement, mado In
Cleveland last night, that he knew posltive-
!' that Mr. Bryan hed promised Cabln.t
positions to men to be named by nichard
Croker Rnd ethers, the Republican chair
man said that he had derived his Informa
tion from signed articles In Chicago news
1 apers. These articles. It nppears. wero
written by the Washington correspondents
of Ilepublican organs in the Windy City,
one of whom has had somo experience In
the frozen North and the other in Pan
American affairs. Mr. Hanna raid ho had
every cimfKence In the statements made oy
Ilnnnn :vot Confident.
"What State do you regard as the chief
battleground this year?" Mr. Hanna. was
"Oh, every Stato north of Mason and DiT
em'H line." be replied. "But I'll tell ou
right now. 1 am not giving out my list of
doubtful States to tho public."
Asked as to the situation In tho West.
Mr. llanna admitted that the conditions in
Chicago were not as favorable as he would
Ilko to havo them.
"Have you been askd to try and settle
Iho coal strike?" the reporters demanded.
"No; I will not discuss the coal strike."
He added, after repeating his Cleveland
Interview concerning trusts:
"One of the papers says I am Interested
In a steel trust. I don't know of any cor
poration in tho steel Industry that Is not In
competition with other corporations in that
Industry, although I understand that they
havo made an agreement on the prices of
Fleel rails. But I would like to know which
ttcel trust I am in."
Iluiinu ii nil Missouri.
"Some say." said Mr. Hanna. rccurrimi to
a former question, "that we are encouraged
to believe that we can carry Missouri. If
wo can believe that, we can carry it."
"Havo jou serious hopes in that quar
ter?"" asked one of the reporters. This
amused Senator Hanna Immensely.
"Not serious hopes." fee replied, "but
eiieenui nope-s. Ha! Hal Cheerful my
boy; not serious. Ho! Ho!
"Roosevelt is doing rplendfdly." said tho
Senator, In conclusion. "He's like a snow
bull In damp weather, gtov.ing all the
time. He's been having wonderful meet
ings." After submitting to tho Interviewers. Mr.
Hanna, accompanied by Treasurer Rlisa of
the Republican Narional Committee, made
the rounds of resorts frequented by mll
Ilonare Republicans and Is said to have
t'-en unusually tuccessful In gathering
munitions of war. The owner of tho organ
of the commercial travelers waited around
tho national headquarters until late, how
cr. In tho hope of sharing Mr. Hanna's
good fortune, and went home disappointed
It is said that this gentleman is to receive
IIQ.OuO tor his newspaper when the treas
ury of the National Republican Committee
Is sufficiently replenished to make the pay
ment of that amount possible.
LONDON PRESS IS CRITICAL
''Shocked," the Tapers S:iy, by
America's Chinese Policy.
Ionon. Sept. 21. Tho uftcmoon newspa
pers which comment on the American reply
to tho German noto attribute It to "po
litical exigencies." The I'al! Mall Gazette
"It Is a shock to find the Government
at Washington taking up the poMlion that
tho question of the punishment of the Chi
nese responsible for the -outrage, torture
and murder of American citizens should
be left to the initiative of the murderers
themselves, for it is Impossible to doubt
that tho responsible authors are the Im
The Globe sas:
"The refusal must have a mlchlevous ef
fect at Pckln. Much, however, as Presi
dent Mclvlnley's attitude is to be deplored,
U can have no effect on the British Gov
ernment, which, of course, will contlnuo
to Insist that the punishment of the proved
murderers shall 1-e an indispensable con
dition precedent to the negotiations."
RUSSIANS TAKE LU-TAI.
Fortifications Captured Sunday,
Says a Dispatch.
Vienna. Sept, 2L The Admiralty has re
ceived the following- dispatch:
"Takh, Sept 2. The Russians occupied
the fortifications at Lu-Tal yesterday."
Mi-Tal Is situated about forty miles north-
fast of Tien-Tsin. and U abotr
miles due north of Taku.
Bryan Denies He has
Offices to the
Chicago. III.. Sept. 21. "I h.uo not given
to any one. either verbally or In writing, a
promise of a Cabinet position or any other
position, and 1 shiJl not during the cam
paign make any such promise to any one.
I havo not authorized, and shall not author
ize, any one. verbally or in writing, to
promise any Cabinet position or any other
position, to any one. If I am elected I (.hall
be absolutely free to dis-charee all the duties
of tho office according to my platform, as
far aa the platform goes, and according to
my own Judgment in all matters not cov
ered by the platform."
This Is Mr. Bryan s answer to Hanna's'
charge, embraced :n an interview published
to-day. that he has made promise to
would-be officeholders and that the Cabinet
IKirtfoUjs have b.en purpled out In advance
of his election.
Mr. Bryan is to spend more time In New
York and tho Hast That was decided to
day. 1 1 is agreed by members of the Demo
cratic National Committee with whom Mr.
Bryan conferred lo-d.iy that the turning
point in the campaign has been reached.
Milium sii;ts His -iiUo-s.
Chairman Hanna's savage onslaught on
the Dtmocratic candidate m his interview
of this morning is recognized as a confe
sion of weakness. It means that Hanna
scents defeat and that he could not conceal
Tho Wcctlun Is only six weeks away and
the Itepubllcan chairman lia not yet been
able to organize his forces. The fight will
bo waged mole liercely each day by tho
Democrats from this time until election.
Mr. Ilryan reached Chicago tins morning
and, afte-r a busy half day In conferencu
with Chairman J.mes and other members of
tho National Committee, returned to Lin
Among those present at the conference
to-day wero Chairman Jones, former Gov
erned Stone of Missouri, J. G. Johnson. D.
J. Carapan. lien I'. Shively, Colonil Moses
C. Wetmore and Secretary Walh.
After the conference Chairman Jones said
'Wo wanted to submit tome tentative
propositions concerning Mr. Bryan's itiner
ary after the New York trip, which begins
October 16 and ends October 20. As a part
of the programme Is liable to bo changed
it cannot be made public at this time" '
Some IJutes Ire ll.-rl. !!.
Later in the dav it was .mm-mMa .,
Mr. Bryan would speak in West Virginia
October 12. Maryland Oct' ber 23. Delaware
October 21. New Jersey October 15 and 2G
October 27 he will return to New York for
a meeting with President Hearst and oth-r
officers of the National Association nf Tm.
From thenco until the close of tho cam
paign he will go where It is considered by
tho National Commltteo bet to ,...ri i...
ery probably 3Ir. Bryan s final speeches!
win be made In New Y'ork, Delaware, WVt
irginla, Indiana and Illinnla l.i tf, r,-.
In which these States are named.
.k?5"5110111. lhe dav the headquarters of
the Democratic National Committee were be
sieged by worklns Democrats. From all sec
tions come good reports, and members of
the National Committee are encouraged In
the belief that predictions of a Democratic
landslide In November are well founde-d
Colonel J. II. Baxter of Missouri reached
Cliieago the day Hanna made his "ro trust"
speech. Colonel Baxter was on his way to
Indiana to till a se-rieh of tpeeehiuaking en
gagements for the Ilepublieans He read Mr.
Hanna's speech with astonishment.
"That settles It." said he. ".My speeches
p.to dead. I'm going back hume " And homo
Colonel Baxter Is not tho onlv Ilepublican
spellbinder who has been thrown off his
feet this year by the rrmark.ibl., ,,n.l m,-,.
Dieting declarations of the Itepubil an chair
man and the Ilepublican candidates.
DISASTROUS CALIFORNIA FIRE.
People Aie Fighting Conflagration
of Fou-.st and Gras.
Fanta ltosj. Cab, Sept. 2I.-A forest and
grass fire which has been burning in the vi
cinity or Occidental the past three days to
day a.stmmed vast proportions. The lire
has covered a space of about 100 saaare
mllKs. and is estimated to have done over a
quarter ut a million damage. Onlv by hatd
work was the town of OcciUtni.il sav.u.
The fire is now traveling south, aided by a.
strong north wind.
The North I'acillc Itallroad lost several
miles of track !n addition to two Ions tre
Hcj. one : feet, the other SIX) feet, In
length. Three county bridges are in rains
and about eighteen farms have been swept
elvan of their buildings and tiops. Tin
towns of Free-none. Bodega and Scbatuptd
are In Immediate danger. Nearl u thou
sand peoole are lighting the lire-.
Archbishop Ireland Will : Hon
ored by the Ifepublir.
SI'KCIAI, ItY CAHLE
I'ari.". SepL 21. (Copyright. lfcO. by W. It.
Hearst.) M. Ueleasse, Minister of Foreign
Affaire, Informs our correspondent lhat
Archbishop Ireland will be made commander
of tho Legion of Honor to-morrow. The of
llclal reason assigned for the decoration of
the American prelate is the service ren
dered hi him to France in pnnntinn .
the I.afaette statue The real, hut unstat
ed, reason Is that the Arrhbihop of St
l'aul ha.s worked hard among the Clericals
for the Republic since his arrival here.
The Archbishop reteives the highest grada
conferred upon any one not actually repre
senting a nation.
M. Delcas:e will make the address of
prese-ntatlon. and the Archbishop will rep y
in French. The ceremony wi.l take place in
tho Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Senator Clark Hires Vaudeville,
Artists to Go With Speakers.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 21. Senator Clark of
Montana has sent to Chlnigo for a full
corps of artists and vaudeville "headllners."
The Senator will employ theatrical folk in
the Montana campaign, and the voters are
to be given all sorts of amusement alorg
with the heavy-weight speeches.
Ed Loftns. song and dance man: George
Moore, vocalist, and Hen Shields of the
parody team of Maxlmllllan and Shielas left
for Butte jesterday on guarantees of ti;o
a. week each for the campaign. The Sen
ator's Chicago agent will soon send a lirst
class troupe to Montana.
INSPECTION BYTHE GOVERNOR.
Saycrs Goes to Galveston to In
vestigate Relief Work.
Austin. Tex., Kept. 24. Governor Saycrs
left to-night for Galveston on an inspection
tour and to decide what additional assist
ance will be needed by storm sufferers. Ha
will stop over In Houston probably a day.
He expects to be back home not later than
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NO CLASH BETWEEN
MINERS AND TROOPS,
Peace Rules Throughout An
thracite Region No Vio
STRIKERS GAIN STRENGTH.-
Mcanwhifc Coal Supply Is Less
cning and Prices Con
tinue to Go Up.
Philadelphia, Sept. 21. Instead of tho ex
pected clah between tho troops and tho
striking miners in the Schuylkill region to
day a peaceful calm pervaded the region
and there was not tho slightest disorder
for tho soldiers to be called upon to que-11.
In fart, in all the districts of the anthracite
eoal telds the day was mainly quiet, there
lieing no demonstration whatever on the
the part of the striker".
Whllo the operators claim that a number
of their employs returned to work at the
mines in the Schuylkill region. It was early
In the day eviJent that operations did not
assume the activity which the mine owners
bad yesterday anticipated, and indications
to-night are that to-morrow will tind more
Idle collieries than at any tlmo since tho
The soldiers moved over tho roads leading
to the collieries in Schu!kill County from
early morning, and thus afforded protec
tion to those desirous of returning to work.
No opposition was encountered, however,
and not a very great many availed them
selves of tho protection offered.
The strike leaders elalm many additions
to their ranks, and President Mitchell him
self estimates that the striking force was
augmented to-day to tho evteiit of I 600 to
No overtures to end the struggle havs
beeu offered by the other side. Tho strike
leaders are occupying themselvea In Induc
ing mine workers to keep quiet, and the op
erators are endeavoring to mine all the coal
they can with their reduced force.
Meantime coal shipments from the mines
are daily growing less, and reports of ad
vances in prlco for the commodity aro re
ceived from all trading sections.
Tho coal production in the Hazleton
region has fallen off CS per cent since the
strike was Inaugurated. Last Saturday
thero were 2K loaded cars of coal hauled
ov-r that division, which Is Sit cars less
than the daily average shipment.
vriiiKKitv MWtunns iciii:4si:.
Shenandoah, Fa.. Sept, 24. Tho ranks of
thu striking mine workers were consider
ably nugmented to-day In this region and.
although the employes of the various col
lieries were promised ample protection, but
few 3f them showed a disposition to re
sume work this morning. In fact, at only
One colliery In the Immediate vicinity of
thi town did suttlelent men report to per
mit operations. This was Cambridge col-lie-ry,
owned by James McGlnnis & Co.,
which gives employment to Uj men. Of
tills number. 130 are said to have worked
There were no attempts at violence ntany
time during the day. Several miners were
intercepted by strikers on their way to the
Cambridge Colliery, but they suffered no
injury. To-night at closing time a crowd of
strikers assembled In the vicinity of tho
same mine, but were dispersed by the pro
The only Incident of note to-day in Shen
andoah proper was the funeral of John
Chanlstkl. the Polander. who was Bhot and
killed during Friday's riot. About 2,(xM
union workers followed the body to the
grave, while nearly as many moro foreign
men nnd women walked along the side
walks to tho cemttery. Services were held
In the Polish Catholic Church, and when
the cortege reached the cemetery "Mother"
Jones, who arrived here this morning, ad
dressed tho assembled tnineworkers. Tha
procession was passed on tho way to tho
burial place by two battalions of infantry
returning from the mines.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 24. Contrary to tha
cxpectaUons of both tho operators nnd the
striking coal miners there were no new
developments In the strike situation in tho
Lehlga region to-day. It was thought in
somo quarters that, owing to tho prcrenco
MO., TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1900.
BY BOTH PARTIES.
1 llkesbarre. Fa.. Sf rt. 21 The coil i
operators. In tin ir review of tho
strike situation in tho anthracite re- s
gion to-day, say:
"The situation In the Wyoming anil O
Lackawanna valleys Is unchanged. In
the Schuylkill region tho prese-nce of
the militia retarded work somewhat.
A3 soon aa tho excitement Incident to O
the arrlv.il of the troops dies out, a
general refiumptlnn of operations is
expected. An Increased output is alo O
looked for In tho Lehigh region to-
Tho United Mlno Workers of thi3
district Issued the following Etate- O
"The eighth day of the strike shows
the men in the Wj oming1 region to bo o
more united than ever. All tho mlnen
In the district wero idle to-day. and s
three washeries which wero in ope-
ration tho greater part of last week O
were not In e'peratlon to-day." v
bj .. . a
of tho troops in the anthracite Held a break
would occur In the ranks of the strikers, or
that a largo number of additional men would
refrain from going to work. The operators,
as a rule-, predicted a break In the strikers'
ranks, and the labor leaders were equally
sure they would tie up this region tighter
than ever. To-ntght both sides claim, that
they have made good gains. It seems.'how
ever, from the most reliable reports re
ct ived here to-day Irom the entire reg'on
that the strikers made a net gain in joint
President Mitchell. In discussing the situ
ation in tho entire ftrike region to-night
"Reports' roc.lved by me to-day from tho
lower anthracite tSchujlkill) region indicate
mat m least s,iw mine workers Joine-d the
strikers to-day. A large numcr of theso
camo from the Reading company's mines.
In tho Lehigh region we Inadc large gains.
I have not recelve-d deflnlto figures, but I
should Judge that th? number of men here
tofore working and who did not go Into the
mines In this district to-day numbered be
tween & and S00.
"Tho meetings held on Sunday by the
united mine workmen.ut which the mon who
had not struck were strongly urged to help
tho tight, bore fruit aa a whole, and I fivl
more encouraged than I have at any tlmo
since the strike began. I feel confident that
within the next few days tho entire
anthracite Coal Held in Pennsylvania will bo
"At no place to-day did we lose a man."
In regard to the efforts of Archbishop
Ryan of Philadelphia to bring about n set
tlement through arbitration, Mr. Mitchell
"Archbishop Ryan will call upon the pres
idents of the various railroads which havo
mining Interests In this region at the re
quest of the United Mine Workers, and
will tend hla good offices In the struggle. If
the officials refuse to meet his Grace, It
will certainly demonstrate their insincerity
in publicly declaring their wlllinsncra io
treat with their men and will place them in
tho same position as that once occupied by
Mr. Vandcrbilt. who very forcibly said that
the public had no Interests which a corpor
ation was bound to respect."
When Mr. Mitchell was asked If tho
striking ml nerd had received any benefits
from the United Mine Workers of Amiri.-.i
since tho strike was inaugurated, he simply
Says Strikers Are Eight anil
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 2i.-Mr. Samuel Gom
pers, president of the American Federation
of Labor, was hero to-night to deliver an
address on "Labor" at the Fall Festival,
which Is now In progress at Muslj HalL
Ho was very pronounced In his opinion that
tne men striking In tho anthraclto region
"Behind them," ho said, "is unutterable
want. They havo been hungry ho long that
they will suffer nothing uncommon from
protracted idleness. It is pitiable to sco the
suffering of the men and their families be
causo of paltry wages. I Epeak from what
I have 6en, for I havo just been in tha
anthracite region. The American Fcdera-
Cont'nncd, Page Two, Third Column,
f si' '
For Missouri Fair Tnesilny, rvrrpt
priili.ilily rain In northeast portion)
older in niirtlivv est portion. 'Wednes
day fair and colder; Nonth Jo -nest
For Illinois Fair nnd colder In
western, ruin in ellsirru portion
TticMtii). Wednesday fair nnd cold
er; lirisk south tit w-st winds.
For Arl.iiii.ns Fnlr Tuesday. Fnlr
Ylnlnexliiyi rnalrr itoullierly Trlnds.
1. Hanna's Assertions Arom-e Croker.
Powers Have Found No Mutual Ground.
No Clash Retwcen Minera and Troopst
2. Seven Runaway Children.
Floods in Te'xaa Grun'Injr Worso,
S. Caledonians Honor Their President.
Eight Killed in a Tornado.
4. Results at tho Raco Tracks,
C. Mahler Eloped with Miss DIsmer.
Republican Misrepresentation in Mis
souri. Currency Nenled for Moving Cropn.
Added Ruason for Democratic Activity.
7. Preachers Sent to Fields of I.abor.
S. Republic Want Ads.
3. Republic Want Ads.
Transfers of Real Estate.
Grain and Produce.
11. Financial News.
12. Death of C. F. I.uehrmann.
Four Couples Make Pilgrimage to Clay
ton. I.-ir.terns Now Used in South St. Ixui3.
SHIPS FOR CHINESE STATION.
Navy Department Will Strengthen
Eastern Fleet at (Jnee.
Washington, Spt. 21.-The Navy Depart
ment Is doing everything In Its power to
expedite the dispatch of the ships which
tho Government has decided to send to tho
Asiatic station to re-enforce our fleet there.
The Wilmington nnd Albany are em the
way. The other ships selected for serv
leo In Asiatic waters the battleship Ken
tucky, the gunboats Annapolis nnd Vlcks
burg ami the converted yacht Dorothea
Rre In American waters, and will go Into
dry dock at once the Kentucky at New
York, the Vickhburg at Iioston, the Doro
thea at League Island and the Annapolis
at Norfolk. All will be on the scene by De
With th addition of these six ships, th
United States lleet in Asiatic waters will
consist of thirty-four vessels, by far tho
large'st American fleet ever employed on
strictly foreign serice.
In case actual hostilities should be neces
sary, the I'acillc fleet-which consists of
the battleship Iowa, th" cruiser Philadel
phia and a number of i-maller lighting ships
woull be in a position to effect a Juncture
with the Asiatic Squadron.
AMERICA SEEKS DELAY.
Administration Tactics Will I!e
Dilatory Till Congress Meets.
New York, Sept. 24. Tho Journal's Wash
ington special says that a note outlining
tho American position in regard to China
wa3 prepared to-day by the State Depart
ment for transmission to Minister Conger
at Pckln. Tills note, the dispatch adds, con
tains the following paragraphs:
"The policy of tho United States H to pro
tract the negotiations for a final settlement
In China until the meeting of Congress.
"The American Minister at I'ekin is In
structed to offer dilatory propositions to the
representatives or the i'owers at Pekln
looking to unity of action with respect to
me nn.u sememem in cmna In accordance
with the terms of tho noto of this Govern
ment to China.
"France, Russia and Japan have informed
this Government that tho stand with the
United States on the refusal of the United
States to agree with tho German proposi
tion that the punishment of the notorious
Chinese criminals be made a condition pre
cedent to the negotiations for peace.
"This creates a sharp issue between tho
United States and Great Britain, which has
committed Itself to the German proposition
in conjunction with Germany's alllanco with
Austria and Ituly,''
powers nm FOUND
m mimi srouhd
Whether Harmony Is to Be
Preserved Depends Large
ly Upon England.
German Foreign Office Declares Ad-
lierencetolts Plan and the United
States Are Equally Firm in
Washington, Sept. 21. Whether tho har
mony of the Powers shall be preserved will
dejnd, to a Irgo extent, upon Great
Rrltaln's answer to Germany's proposal
that tho punishment of the Chinese repon
sible for anti-foreign outrages bo made a
condition precedent to nigotiationa. Rus
sia. France and tho United States are pre
pared to enter Into negotiations making the
punishment demanded by Germany a
preliminary part of tho general discussion.
There is a disposition ro minimize the dif
ferences between the United States and
Germany, and it is pointed out that the
main reason actuating this Government
was a profound conviction that a deterrent
effect could be produced upon the Chineso
peoplo as a whole only by allowing their
own Government to degrade and punish the
guilty parties. The tame punishment. If
applied by a foreign Power. It is said at
the State Department, would utterly fail
of a reformatory effect, as the Chinese peo
plo would venerate the memory of the
martyr, whllo tho Chlne-se Government,
which arrogates to Itself the peculiar right:
to reward and punish after death, might
elevate the victims of the allies' acts and
thus offer incentive for a repetition of the
Italy and Austria agree with Germany in
the desire that China first surrender the
Atrrerinpnt May lit Ilrokeu.
Japan adopts a middle course, and. ac
cepting Germany's proposal, she strenuous
ly Insists that tho responsible uersons bo
punished, but advocates precautions to pre
vent tho miscarriage of justice.
With the attitude of the others Powers
known, that of Great llritain Is the deciding
factor. If she accept the German proposal
the agreement of tho I'owers will be bro
ken. As It Is. the varlanco of their atti
tudes shows how far they aro apart.
It was stated this evening by a well-In
formed diplomat that Germany probably
will withdraw her proposal it It were found
that, as a whole, tho Powers wero opsosed
to It. Even If Germany wero disposed to
recede, however, it is pointed out that n
compromise is impossible, since the United
States In its note to Raron von Sternbers
positively stated that, "It Is the purpose of
this Government, at the earliest practicable
moment, to name its plenipotentiaries far
negotiating a tettleinent In China and
In the meantime to authorize its Minister In
Pe-Kln to enter forthwith into conference
with the duly authorized representatives of
the Chinese Government with a view to
bringing about a preliminary agreement
whereby tho full exercise of the imperial
Power for tho preservation of order and
the protection of foreign Ufa and property
throughout China, pending final negotia
tions with tho I'owers, shall be assured."
Carrying out lhat purpose. Acting Secre
tary Hill is preparing Instructions to Min
ister Conger. The answer to the Chinese
Minister states that the preliminary nego
tiations conducted by Mlnlmer Conger
villi relate to tho return of the imperial
ChlntKe Government, to tho resumption of
Its authority at I'ekin and toward the nego
tiation of a complete settlement by the duly
appointed plenipotentiaries of the i'owers
and of China.
Want Imperial I'nmlly to Return.
In both these notes the administration U
GERMANY'S STAND IS FIRM,
Berlin. Sept. 21. Tho refusal of the United
Pt.ites to ave'eda to Germany's proposition
regarding tho Chinese settlement Is promi
nently commented upon by tha entire Ger
man press. In spite of the previous Inti
mations through Washington cablegrams,
the refusal has come as a great surprise.
A high Foreign Office offlcl'ti, referring to
tho matter to-day, si!d:
"Germany adheres firmly to her propo
sition. She has no occasion to doubt that
favorable answers will come from all the
others I'owers. We have received hints
that Russia will agree to the German note
and the same course fa confidently ex
pected of Japan and Great Britain. Wo
hope the answer of the United States is
not final, especially in view- of tho possi
bility that It was Influenced by temporary
The press comment varies widely, al
though generally in a tone of disapproval
The Yo.sslsclio Zeltung deplores the "evi
dence of growing discord among lhe Pow
ers." and predict" a ypcedy breaking up of
The Franfurter Zeltung remarks:
"An unpleasant sequence of the American
position will probably be the Increasing:
obduracy of the Chinese, whose opinion is
now utrengthened that the energies of the
other Powers will be Intermittent, like
those of tho United States."
The National Zeltung llkewiso deplores
the "increasing difficulty of co-operation on
the part of the I'owers." It points out that
their Interests clash at too many points for
permanent co-operation, and asserts that
the answer of the United States "merely
begs the question Involved."
The Neueate Nachrichten observes:
'! is strange that the reply of the Uni
ted States does not even attempt to meet
the logic of the German note with logic
This can only be understood in the light
of the delicacy of tho American internal
Tho Lokal Anzeiger says that "the futili
ty of tho American answer is best proved
by last night's news from China," the ref
erence being to the reported appointments
of Boxer leaders to high positions.
The Tages Zeltung. which calls Washing
ton's reply a "shoddy trick." says that the
United States Government must know that
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Cologne. Sept. 21. An Inspired ."--patch
from Re-rlln poln's out that 'he
reply of the Washington Govern
ment to the German note Is not a
complete rejection of the proposition.
For a settlement between tho Pow
ers and China it makes no difference,
however, asserts the telegram, wheth
er America co-operates any further
or not. Forcej sufficient for all
emergencies will remain available to
secure the expiation demanded by the
apparently proceeding upon tho assumption
that all the Powers will be willing to ne
gotiate for peace after the return of tho
imperial family. Minister Wu Is confident
that under proper guarantees from all tho
I'owers the Imperial family will return, but
it ! apparent that tho guarantee of the
United States alone would not bo sulllclei t.
nor would It prolwbly be even If RussH
and France should also be willing to ex
Minister Conger will, therefore, be re
quired to use his good offices with tho other
representatives at Pckln to induce them
to urge their Governments to enter Into
negotiations, and his efforts will be supple
mented oy the authorities here. No orders
have yet been issued looking to the with
drawal of thu troops, though the (authori
ties say they aro likely to be given at any
It Is now understood that General Chaf
fee's military force wdl be reduced to abcut
1.W0 men. This contingent, belnff srclally
known a3 a legation guard, will not be sub
ject to tho order3 of any one save tho
United States Minister resident as they
may be made known through the senior
American military commander, cither
General Chaffee or General Wilson, rroI
ably tho latter. Not being a part of tho
allied military forces, they will not be under
the command of the German Field Marshal.
Count von Waldersee. Tho orders for tha
reduction are mill in process of perfection.
l'ltFSSLItn BROUGHT OX GnilUASV.
London. Sept. 21. A semiofficial on
neuncement has been Issued In St. Peters
burg that the European Cabinets are en
gaged In at. endeavor to Induce Germany to
abandon her demand for tha surrender of
tho Instigators of the antl-forelgn outrages
as a preliminary to peace negotiations.
Tho Vienna correspondent of tho Dally
Chronicle asserts that Russia's reply to th
German note Is very friendly, but that al
though It appears to consent to Germany's
proposil. It practically disapproves by ask
ing whether It would not be test to open
peac negotiations first and to mako tho
punishment of tbo instigators of the out-
rages the first subject of discussion.
According to tho Berlin correspondent of
the Daily Express. Germany will make a
new proposal, namely, that tho great Pow
ers form an international court to try tho
Chinese officials accused of complicity In
China herself will never punish the guilty.
Tho Berliner Tageblatt declares that
"tha isolation of the United States Is now
an accomplished fact, which 1j received
hero with equanimity."
Tho Bocrsen Courier acknowledges that
the American note dees not contain nny
animus against the policy of Germany, and
predicts that It will not Influence Germany'a
future action in China.
Marine reserves, to replaca those dis
abled in China, wera sent forward to-day
FRANCE REPLIES TO GERMANY.
iXot So Insistent About Punish
ment of Chinese Murderers.
Pari". Sept. 21. France's reply to Ger
many's note making the punishment of tha
lnstigatora of the Chinese troubles a pre
liminary to peace negotiations Is not entirely
an acceptance of tho proposlUon. Franco
argues that punishment Is necessary, but
would negotiate under certain conditions
without first punishing tho guilty officials.
The Foreign Office Informed a representa
tive of the Associated Press to-day that M.
Pichon. the French Minister at Pekln. will
pass the winter In the Chinese capital, in
spite of the difficulties of tho telegraph ser
vice, as TIcn-Tsin fa considered to be unin
habitable after the sacking of that city.
Franco Is not Inclined to Increase her
Asiatic fleet, but possibly some gunboats
will bo sent to navigate tho small streams.
INCITED TO MASSACRE.
Missionary Sends More Alarming
I!eports From China.
New York. Sept. 21 The American Blbla
Society is in receipt of a letter from Its
agent, the Reverend Doctor John Hykcs,
under date of Shanghai. August IS. Fol
lowing are extracts from, tho communica
tion: "The situation In the valley of the Yang
tze in the South Is Increasingly critical.
Tho attitude of the Viceroy Is becoming;
very doubtful. Chans Chlh Tuanff and the
Governor of Hupeh have Just Issued a proc
lamation which It Intended to Incite tha
peoplo to massacre the native Christians or
make then recant.
"Chapels are being destroyed and native
Conttnncd, Pase Two, Second. Column.