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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 26.1000.
. . I In St. Loiili. One Cent.
TT?TmT! lOnUlde St. tools. Two Ct4
x V-'X-I J on Trains. Tnree Cent.
CZAR NOW BELIEVED TO
BE AT DEATH'S DOOR.
FUTURE OF CHINA IN
THE HANDS OF JAPAN.
Imperial Officers Share General Pessi
mism as to His Recovery.
If Mikado Sides With America, Russia and
France, England and Germany
Official Bulletins on His Condition Believed to Be Mislead
ing Reports of Further Complications and Brain
Trouble Necessitating Trepanning.
TJcriin. Nov. 23. The following special dispatch dated St. Feleisburg. Nov. 2.1. 3:15 a.
ni., has been received heie:
"Jt has been persistently rumored in St. Petersburg that the condition of Kmperor
Nicolas Is critical. Well-Informed people here declaie that the disease has made f.ir
greater progress than the Czar's physicians have publicly admitted. A fatal is-.ue is
r.ow gravely feared."
St. Petersburg, Saturday. Nov. 24. From
three sources of information, directly con
nected with as many Ministers of State, the
St. Petersburg correspondent of the As
sociated Press to-day ascertained that im
perial officials are becoming extremely
pessimistic regarding the condition of Em
peror Nicolas, and assert that the Llvadld.
bulletins conceal the gravity of his illness.
"In spite of the notorious case with which
an alarmist rumor con bo circulated in the
Russian capital, many good judges believo
that the- chances of the Czax'a recovery are
One report say3 that the Emperor, In addi
tion to typhoid fever, with pectoral com
plications, has brain fever, the result of the
blow he received from a fanatical policeman
during his tour in Japan; and It is even
asserted in come quarters that trepanning
has become necessary.
Although the imperial Ministers have as
sumed wider powers In administration since
hia Majesty's illness began, the whole ma
chine of Government Is affected by his dis
ability, and many departments ore almost
at a standstill,
Russian laws and customs Impose an im
mense burden of detail work, particularly
in the matter of signatures, upon the Czar;
for example, numerous special pensions,
whose payment on each occasion requires
tho Emperor's name.
The following bulletin was Issued th'a
morning at Llvadla:
"The Czar passed a quiet day yesterday.
At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon his tem
perature rose to 103.4. The pulse was
S8. At 9 o'clock In the evening the tempera
ture was 102.2, and the pulse S3.
"His Majesty slept well during the night.
This morning his general condition and
strength are satisfactory. Temperature,
89.6; pulse. 73. No complications what
ever have been observed."
ALIj KCROPE IS ALARMED.
SPECIAL BT CABLE.
London. Nov. 23. It is no exaggeration to
say that the critical condition of the Czar
of Russia has alarmed all Europe. Already
the Continental pres"S is beginning to dis
count the death of Nicolas and to speou
.. , latejuneosalbtllties the future.
There is general agreement that the de
mise of the young Emperor at this time
would be most unfortunate. Czar Nicolas
has impressed himself upon the civilized
world as . power-making for peace. His
policy has been wise and conciliatory, and
he has succeeded in sweeping away the
idea that Russian diplomacy Is tantamount
to territorial aggrandizement and ult
No ruler In modern times has done more
to promote international concord and the
peace of the world. In bringing about the
, Peace Conference at The Hague the Czar
FINDS HIS RUNAWAY
CHILD A SUICIDE.
Alderman Wescott's Thirteen-Year-Old Son
Believed to Have Shot Himself in Fit of
Remorse Over Leaving Home.
After ten days of weary, almost hopcles3
search for his 13-year-old runaway son.
Alderman George TV. Wescott ot Alton, 111.,
found tho lad yesterday dead by his own
"What Impelled the boy to leave his homo
and what causes finally drove him to take
. his life, the distraught father declares he
Where -the boy had passed the time In
the Interim between his disappearance and
the discovery of his body Is almost as much
of a mystery.
About the only thing of which the police
are positive is that the body was located
yesterday by some boys In a group of wil
lows In tho rear of tho Illinois Box Com
pany's plant on the bank of a small stream
known as Shields. Branch. There was a bullet-hole
in the head and beside the corpse
lay a revolver belonging: to Alderman Wes
cott, which had been missing ever since the
boy left homo on Thursday. November 13.
The body had apparently lain where it was
found two or three days.
Coroner H, J. Bailey held an Inquest, but
all that he could do was to return a verdict
of death by suicide. The police are search
ing "The Green." a strip of lowland, in
habited by squatters. In tho hope of trac
ing tho boy's movements, but up to a late
hour last night their efforts had not been
George WcBCQtt was the dead boy's name.
He was the pride of his father and mother.
The only other child in the family is a
hoy 4 years old. On the day of George's
disappearance he went to school as usunl,
but that night failed to return. When his
father returned from his woi'k nt the Illi
nois Glass Company's factory, he Immedi
ately Instituted a quiet search for the lad.
Some of his companions had played with
George after school, but none of them could
till where he was. Late In the night the
father returned home from his futile.search
to comfort as best he could his) almost hys
Next day he resumed tiie search early, but
with no result. Saturday some boys who
knew the missing one. said that he had
talked to them of going to the country.
and one boy was found who said that he
had seen George that day. Early the ne.t
morning Alderman WcecoU started to I he
country, and Inquired at every farmhouse
for miles "around Alton, but could tlnd no
trace of his son. Next day (Monday) ne
asked the police to aid him in his search.
But nejlhcr-the police nor the father could
obtain one single clew to the runaway's
.whereabouts until yesterday.
nOYS FIND CORPSE
AND NOTIFY FATHER. -
When Wescott left his home yesterday
mortiing'lie iscf Officer Parker, and tosethcr
took a long step forwaid and compelled
the repect ot civilized nations the world
ox er. It is too parly, of course, to measure
the results of that memorable gathering,
but.unlcss checked by some untoward event,
the peace movement Inaugurated at The
Hague will mark an epoch in world his
tory. Fear Ilorrnnl of Husnlan Policy.
It is fear of a reversal of the Russian pol
icy that causes alarm at this moment, when
the Russian luler Is lying in the s-hadow of
death at Llvadia.
In the ordinary course of events the
Czar would be succeeded by his brother, the
Grand Duke Michael. This young man Is
little known outside of his immediate cir
cle. It Is well established, however, that he
is opposed to many of the policies of his
brother, and his accession to the thron:
might be a stunning blow to the peace of
Europe, although It is more probable that
he would be amenable to court influence-',
which, at this time, reflect the ideas of the
In any event, the death of Nicolas would
cause temporary confusion, for, while the
Russian policy in China, could haidly he
reversed, there would be n period of un
certainty which would threaten the success
of arrangements now nearly completed for
solving the many difficult problems 'n
volved In the so-called "Eastern question."
Speculalon on Posthumous Heir.
The Czar has three children all girls.
Should he have a posthumous heir, a boy.
he might, by royal decree a decree which
would be contingent, of course, upon the
sex of the child place this heir upon the
throne. That was done once befote in Rus
sia, and tlie precedent is well grounded.
It hns been reported from St Petersburg
that the Czar had prepared and signed such
a decree, hut of this there is no olliclal
confirmation, and none w ill be forthcoming
save in the event of the Czar's death.
The accession of a posthumous heir would
mean a regency in Russia for a number of
years and would, in the opinion of European
authorities; result in the continuance of the
policies enunciated by Czar Nicholas.
I It may Je, too, that the Grand Duke
jAi.-w.i. jsr ctr.ijiiHisijiy JU'ipeU, OS tile
present Empeiur was at the time ot his cor
onation, yet the meie possibility or the
Czar's death has brought out a flood of
pessimistic articles from the pens ot politi
cal writers in every .European capital, and
the bulletins ftom Llvudla ore eagerly
scanned by those who understand their im
port and the possibilities they hold In store.
Queen Victoria lecelves daily bulletins
from the bedside of the Czar, and It should
be noted that her advices give every en
couragement that the invalid will be re
stored to health, thus flatly contradicting
the graver news from St. Petersburg.
they started to seek once more for a trace
of the missing one. They had not gone 'ar
when they met some boys who had known
George. Wescott told them that he would
pay them well if they would find his son.
At a venture they wandered down tJ
Shields' Branch, and within an hour nffr
meeting the father found the missing hoy's
body. They hastened to tell Wescott and
the officer, but both men were so excited
over the discovery that they neglected to
ask the boys their names, and Inte 1b st
night had not been able to locate them
The body was removed to the Wescott
home, where it was later prepared for
burial. It came out in the investigation of
tho case that George had been seen Inst
Monday, when he was carried from East
Alton to Alton In a delivery wagon by
George McCullom. a grocer's employe. Mc
Cnllom stated that the boy told him hi
name and said that he had been away from
I.AO LAST SEEN
"WAITIKG FOR PAPA."
When the wagon was passing the factory
where his father was employed, he (.limbed
out. saying that he would 'wall for papa."
McCullom did not then know that the boy
had run away, and dismissed the mutter
from his mind.
George evidently did not remain Song in
the vicinity of the factory. Later In the
week a boy answering to his description wan
seen In "Tie CIreen jnH tlm tu-n.. i.Atin..
that George visited the squatters- until about
Thursday. But their efforts to trace his
movements' yesterday with any degree of
accuracy were not at ail successful, for the
squatters ire ignotur-t and very suspicious
Ftoplc, fvaiing questions. There was Ho sus
picion in tic minds of the officials that the
boy hzd bjen murdered.
Aldcrmait Wescott said last night that
there was jio domestic disturbance nor any
other reascn. so far as he knew, why his
boy should. leave home. He could only ac
count for tie suicide on the theory that the
runaway hid stnrted home and was over
come with remorse for bis nn1i.f ivt -
rangement have been made for the funeral.
Thf linv'fll lYinthrtT lo nfAUr..n .....I .1.
father Is n the verge of nervous collapse
from shockiand grief.
M'CLlNTIC A CANDIDATE.
Desire's to Be Assistant Secretary
Monroe City, Mo., Nov. 25. R. s. lie
Clintlc. soJ of W...S. McCHntie, ex-State
"Senator, Isjan aspirant for the position ef
Assistant a-creury ot State.
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;l"s"A. 3VrVi-".-f"r . jrSr?
Uncle Sam: "That
EUROPE IS STIRRED
BY KRIGER'S SPEECH.
Rumored That Russia Will Oppose Annex
ation of Boer Republics Berlin
Would Receive Kruger.
UY MICHAKr. DAYITT.
SPECIAL. BY CABLE.
Pari". Nov. S. (Copyi ifiht. 1P00, by W. Jt
Hearst.)-Tin K .'ger boom has come to
slay. The comments of leading European
newspapers show the startling effect pro
duced by Kruger's Marseilles speech on
lleiliu Is now anxious to emulate I'm',
according a German welcome to the htto
of the hour.
A rumor comes from St. Peterbur? that
Russia will oppose the amrexatlon of the
two South African Republics to Eneland.
This was the original intention of the Gov
ernment of the Czar, hut Deleave refused
to agree to Count Mouravicff's proposal
when it was made, owing to the existence
of tho Dreyfus movement In France.
Yesterday the French foreign Minister in
scribed his name on the visitors' book at
Kruger's hotel. This, coupled with Presi
dent Loubet's official lslt, .shows th.it the
French Ministers are anxious to translate
into action the declared will of their nation.
One thing is absolutely ceitain: England
would have notllied the European and
American Cabinets that tho Transvaal and
the Orange Free State had been annexed
to the British Empire had the Kruger re
ception in Franco been a failure. The Eng
lih press confidently predicted this initial
Krucer to Pimli Clmi-fcex.
Kruger, they learn now, is likely to follow
up the line taken In his pronouncement at
Marseilles by formulating specific charges
of the breach of the code of civilized war
fare on the part of Ijjrd Roberts in 'n
structlng his officers to rcsoit to Weyler
methods in the effort to effectuuliy crush
The statement accusing the British army
of acts of cowardly brutality. If sustained
by proof such as President Kruger and his
delegates declare privately they can sup
ply In a great number of Instances, would
oortalnl produce sensational developments
in the present condition ot European feel
ing. Several influential German papprs Indorse
Kruger's language at Marseilles, and nccusp
the British of resorting to deeds Incredible
on the part of a civilized Power. The Ga
zette of Frankfort, In an article copied In
this evening's Pails papers, declares the
continental opinion to be unanimous in fa
vor of intervention.
Though Cabinets may desire to remain
deaf to the protest ot the outraged feelings
of humanity, the conscience!! of the peoples
of Europe, shocked at what Is occurring,
will force tho unwilling heads of Govern
ments to try to stop tne extermination of
These strong expressions from a prom
inent German organ appear the same day
the announcement is made in London that
Kitchener is likely to succeed Roberts, and
that the flrM. step of the victor of Omdur
man, on assuming the cOmmand-In-chief,
will be to order all newspaper men to leave
the theater ot operations of the war.
The object of this step is obvious from
the record ot the man, but as sure as such
an order shall be given the further exercise
of savage practices reported tn by the Brit
ish soldiers will face the continued absten
tion of the Boers from ail acts of a similar
Kr.gland will then provoke an outburst of
European Indignation, which will no longer
leave Paul Kruger single-handed in his
duel with the British empire.
How Oom Pnul Spent Snnilny.
Mr. Kruger passed Sunday witli his fam
ily at the Hotel Scribe, ob-'erving the Sab
bath In accordance with the customs ot
his fatherland. His apartments were closed
to visitors and he remained within them, in
dulging himself in perfect rest.
Although the boulevards were alhe to a
late hour last night with merrymakers and
slrglng songs, the Hotel Scribe way cor
doned, and the revelers did not disturb his
This morning found him quite recovered
from the fatigue. Afler an early breakfast
he conferred with Doctor I.oyds. There be
ing no church of his own denomination in
Paris, he 'held a private service In his
apartments, surrounded by hti entourage.
Mr. Kruger read a portion of Scripture and
a member of his suite rend a sermon, pre
pared in advance. The Boer statesman ex
pressed a desire to have an organ to assist
the singing." but this could not be obtained.
Some manifestations of an unimportant
character occurred during th afternoon
in front. of the offices ot the Libre Parole
and the Tntranslgennt, but the police quickly
dispersed the demonstrators, arresting some
who had uttered anti-British rrles.
Many card& were, left at the-'Hotel Scrlhe
during tho day. among them those ot M.
;sTtr.'j.y-'ti ?. .
Turkey don't seem to be aware that I'm after him.
Dclciisse. .Minister of 1'iurlgn Affair", 'and
other high olilclals of the Foreign Oftlce.
Mr. Kruger will spend to-morrow- morn
ing in conferring U!h the Boer representa
tives. The afternoon will be devoted io re
ceiving deputations and prominent peonle.
who have made appointments. No decihlou.
It is understood, has been reached as '.o
when Mr. Ki tiger will leave Pails. Accord
ing to the best Information obtainable thle
evening, he will remain here until Wednes
day evening or Thursday morning. It Is
said that he will go directly to Holland,
not stupplng In Belgium, where he may go
GERMANY AND TURKEY AT OUTS.
Laiter Objects to Monopolization
of Far San Island.
Constantinople. Nov. ;3. A difficulty has
arisen between Germany and Turkey. The
Ottoman Government objects to Germany
using Far San Island, in the Red Sea, as a
coaling station and wishes to establish there
a Turkish depot accessible to all the Pow
ers. Germany, however. Insists that she
will not abandon the island.
I-'tir MlKxnnrl Kjilr .Monday) warm
er In nnrtlin-est portion. Turmln)'
fair nml vrarmrrt north to Tvmt wlniU
l''or Illinois Fnlr Monday. Tuesday
fair anil wnrnier; fresh northerly
For Arknima Fulr Moniluy and
Tneniln) probably warmer Turadn f
north to esixt n Inds.
Page. . .
1. The Czar's Condition Is Critical.
Thlrteen-Ye.ir-Old Boy a Suicide.
England, Stirred by Kruger.
McKlnley's Mesage Outlined.
China's Fate Rests With Japan.
2. Slate Boards to Be Swept Clean.
To Cut Off Lottery Business Rntlrely.
Hong-Kong Junta Not Suppressed.
Nation Needs One Billion Dollars.
.1. No Money to Improve Sewers.
ITnldentlfled Man Ran Down by Train.
Charles 13. Chase Took Morphine.
AVIioie World is Now Prosperous.
Tour of Bakehops Completed.
Girl's Skeleton Found in Well.
4. Criticises Players of the Prccnt Day.
Talo Rush Line Won the Game.
English Sprinters Marvclously Fast.
5. Warhurton Won Grace Simmons Cup.
In Role of Robinson Crusoe.
Claims He Has Found New Plant.
Boiler Kxplodtd. Three Men Killed.
Young Millionaire Killed in a Flpht.
Kitchener Strikes With Mailed Flt.
Illinois Couple Celebrate Golden Wed
ding. Bernhardt Pleased With Reception.
To Refill Deserted Churches.
7. Duwes Wants Law to Limit Loans to
MIssiiiK Since Thursday.
Can. Find No Trace of Kratz.
S. Republic AVnnt Ads.
9. Republic Want Ads.
10. Sermons and Services at the Churches.
Second Presbyterian Church Is Dedi
cated. 11. Movement of Graini
Expects a Hard Fight.
Fell Down Elevator Shaft.
12. Cherokee Claim Again Held Up.
Augustus Elchcle Patscs Away.
Hnusmann Fight Revived.
El .Paso' Plans Great Fair.
Postmistress Under Arrest.
Jessie Morrison Nervous.
-. :fe&. i
ON THE CURRENCY.
AiPhsijie AVill Likt'ly Contain Kec-
oninieiuiation Which Will Place
Gold Standard Above Assault.
ARMY INCREASE IS FAVORED.
SU nation in China to I5e Described,
Emphasis Being Laid on Ne-
rrssiry of Preserving
J is Fnleprity.
Washliiitton. Nov. -'.". It Is understood
that President McKinley will Insert In lib.
mes-age to Congress a general recommen
dation for such an amendment to the cur
rency law of last March as will place th
gold standatd byond successful assault.
This will be done. It is said, by making ail
form of money inten liangeable at the op
tion of the holder.
This financial recommendation Is the most
interesting bit of news that has leaked out
concerning the President's message. Until
two days ago. the President had decided to
make no reference to the currency law
whatever. Am to (lie Philippine.
On the subject of the government of the
colonies, the most Important part of the
message will deal with the Philippine
Island". The President, it is said, will take
the v'r-w that the time has come to termi
nate the control of thf Philippines by the
military. He will ask for congressional au
thcrlty tn establish a civil government in
the Island, retaining the army merely to
maintnln order until the scheme of home
rule ehnll have ben completed.
Tills will probably be done tinder the
Spooner WII, which is now pending In the
Senate. Tills bill provides that when the
insurrection has been suppressed all mili
tary, civil and judicial Powers for govern
ing the Islands shall be vested In such per
son or persons as the President may desig
nate. Much spacf will be devoted to the Subject
of the Isthmian canal. The President will
recommend the ratification of the Hay
Pauncefotp treaty, and will urge the adop
tion of the Nlcaraguan route.
Every reference to the canal will be pred
icated upon this route, the adoption of
which Is now assured.
President McKinley will recommend that
thn army be placed on the bals of lOrt.fOo
men. His message will recite the fact that
the situation in Cuba Is satisfactory and
that a Constitution Is being framed by the
Cubans providing for their self-government,
which Constitution will probably be laid be
fore the Fifty-seventh Congress for the
consideration of that body.
The President will describe the situation
in Cnlna. and call attention to the fact that
our policy remains as outlined In the note of
July .!. laying special stress upon the ne
cessity of preserving the Integrity of ChiiM
and lieclating It to be the purpose of the
United States to mnintuin by every honora
ble means the "open-door" trade policy in
the Chinese Empire.
GIRL'S FROZEN BODY
FOUND IN m SNOW
Searching Party Expects to Find
Corpses of Twenty-Six Passen
gers of the St. Olaf.
Quebec. Nov. 25. The searching party
which left Seven Islands on Saturday after
noon to rescue any of the passengers or
crew of the wrecked steamer St. Olaf Who
might have reached land returned tlite
They report having found only onebody.
that of Miss Page, buried in the snow and
The general opinion among- seafaring men
Is that the disaster occurred during i.iJ
night of Wednesday last, as -Miss Page was
attired in night robes, and that twenty-six
passengers succeeded In landing only to die
from cold and starvation on Boulc Island,
and that their bodies will be found under
the snow, which is three feet deep there.
Another searching party will go out to
morrow to search. for-bodics in tho snow.
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Punitive Expeditions Will Then Be Stopped and Integrity
of the Empire Assured United States' Latest
Note Bearing Fruit.
Wahinston. Nov. 2.".. Developments in the
Chinese situation to-day show that Jap.in's
decision will determine whether the xen
gr ance policy of Germany shall he adopt. '1
Her vote cast in favor of a policy of
moderation will. In the opinion of the State
Department officials, have au Important
hearing upon the prompt .settlement if the
Great Britain, Germany. Austria and Ilaly
are united In support of the presentation to
the Chinese commissioners of .i demand for
the imposition of a tevere punishment upon
til- responsible authors of the recent out
rages. The United States. Russia and
Frarce are opposed to demanding more than
the Chinese Government can reasonably ac
complish. Japan'." course in China has been
such afc to convince the authorities that her
interests require the Integrity rather than
the partition of the Empire, and that she
urderstands the unwisdom of asking the
Chinese Government to make coneessions
which would at once develop Its weakness
and precipitate renewed strife.
In view of lh!. attitude, the officials are
inclined to believe that in answer to the
note of Mr. liny the Tnkio Government
will, iu addition to the informal assurance
already given, formally arnource her up
port of a policy of moderation.
If this belief should be confirmed by fu
tuie eents. Great Britain and Germany and
their smaller allies, who.-e influence is prac
tically ml in the present negotiation", will
find themselves confronted by the United
.States, UusMa, France and Japan and the
lcult will undoubtedly be a hack-down on
the pait ot her M.tjt sty's Goverrmenl and
the German Emperor.
Iluldiuur Porter lu Line.
A diplomat of nigh standing said to-day
that .Mr. Hay's note had already had the
ueshed elfect. It has once more shown
Kurope that the United States propose" to
obtain renewed assurances in line with
thos-e already given and to hold the Powers
to their promlsss. It has been reported
that Mr. Hay In his note conveyed a state
ment of the instructions sent to Mr. Con
ger, in which the United States Minister
was directed to consult with his colleagues
and urge them to adopt a reasonable de
maud upon China.
The American note requested an exchange
of views on the question of the punish
ment ot the Boxer leaders, urging modera
tion in line with the Instructions sent to
the American Minister. There will be care
OHIO POLITICIAN IS -IN
Joseph F. Kushmann, Friend of Mark Hanna,
and a County Chairman, Un
Joseph F. Kushmunn, a Justice ot the
Peace In Cincinnati, an associate ot George
B. Cox. the "boss" of Republican politics
In that city, and a close friend of Mark
Hanna. wat taken to the St. Louis City
Hospital yesterday morning for observa
tion. He was arreted in Union Station, where
his fantastic garb and extraordinary de
meanor attracted the attention cf Police
Officers Kasslng and Little.
Kushmann and a personal friend, William
Wiechering. also of Cincinnati, arrived In
the city shortly before S o'clock yesterday
mornlng on the Iron Mountain train from
Hot Springs, where they had been Ptaylng
for the last ten days.
Apparently. Kushmann had not had time
to dress when he stnrted for this city. His
footgear consisted of one tan shoe and one
hlnck sjipner. He wore no hat. and a
black sweater with broad yellow stripes
served for shirt. His suit was of very good
material. Pink silk pajamas comprised his
No sooner had he arrived In Union Station
than his appearance and actions attracted
general attention. He went hither and
thither, talking and even shouting excited
ly. Wleeherlng made every effort to calm
him. but Kushmarn was uncontrollable.
maim: . scijxk
When the two made their way into tltc
main waiting-room of the depot, their
iiiM.i-iiiems were noieo ny I'oucemen Jvas- I
sing and Little. They thought that Kush-
mann was Intoxicated, but, upon examina
tion, they decided that the man's mind was
unbalanced. They took him in charge, and.
thoutfh he showed somo resistance, they
walkecl'wlth him to the City Hospital.
Wieeherfng nccompanied him and said be
fore he left him that he would telsraph
his father. Theodore Kushmann. who is
Chief Jailer ot the Cincinnati Jail. The lat
ter Is expected In this city to-day. Wiech-
PEARY'S WIFE SEARCHING FOR
HIM AMONG ARCTIC ICEBERGS.
New York. Nov. 23. According to Herbert
L. Bridgman of Brooklyn, secretary of the
Peary Arctic Club. Lieutenant Peary, the
Arctic explorer, and his wlfp, are now play
Ing hide and seek among the Icebergs of the
Mrs. Peary left Sydney. Cape Breton, on
July 20 ast. Intending to Join her husbanJ.
Lieutenant Peary was entirely ignorant ot
her plans, and husband and wife have been
moving in opposite directions. Mrs. Peary
was hist reported at Disco. Greenland, on
Mr. Brldgmnn gave out for publication to
night extracts from two letters written by
Peary last .March. In these letters. Lieu
tenant Peary expressed confidence that !ie
would find the North Pole during the sum
mer." His plans, as set forth In the letters,
would carry lilm at least I.2C0 miles from
his wife's declared destination, so there Is
little likelihood, that Lieutenant and Mrs.
Peary have yet 'met.
"These extracts," said Mr, Bridgman.
"are from letters directed to Mrs. Pcj ry
at her family nddrcs In Washington. The
letters we're opened by her relatives- They
contain the ilrat direct Information from
Lieutenant Peary sinco August '-29, 1899,
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ful consideration of tills question and Stats
Department authorities feel now- that th
moderate faction amons the Powers will
control the situation.
Heiiehetl nn Agreement.
Pekin, Saturday. Nov. 24. The diplomatic
body held a. final meeting this morning and
agreed upon the terms of the premlimlnary
treaty. Nothing now remains except to se
cure the approval of the respective Govern
ments before definite negotiations with the
Chinese Peace Commissioners are begun.
The precise ttrms of the settlement have
not yet been made public here, but it is
believed, outside the diplomatic corps, that
the main points are hi a substantial agree
ment with those contained In the French
note to the Powers, namely, punishment
for the guilty, indemnity to Governments
and Individuals, retention of stronjr lega
tion guards and the occupation of certain
places between Pekin and Taku.
SAYS KAISER MUST GIVE IX.
Tyjndon. Nov. 25. Mild satisfaction is ex
pressed in the London papers this morning
at the news that the diplomats, in Pekin
have arrived sit a. preliminary understand
ing, but no great confidence seems to be
felt that any real step has been made In
the endless negotiations. It Is believed that
there Is little for Germany to do but to con
cede wherever the United States and Rus
sia agree. The Standard says:
"It Is hardly possible for Germany 'to
hold out. deeply offended as she is, if the
United States, Kussia. Prance and Japan
are disposed to moderation. Our Berlin cor
respondent believes that Germany is pre
pared to waive the death penalty."
"The foreign envojs have agreed to de
mand." says a special dispatch from Pekin,
"an extension of the legation area, so as to
embrace everything from the Ha-Tu-Men
gate to the Tsien-Men gate, between the
walls of the Imperial and Tartar cities, a
strip a mile long and a third of a mil
wide. M. DeGIers. Russian Minister, has
declined to yield on the indemnity ques
tion, and some kind ot a verbal compromise
has been arranged.
The Morning Post publishes tho following
from Its Pekin correspondent, dated Sat
urday: "Wang Wen Chao, now- a Cabinet Minis
ter, has written to Sir Robert Hart from
Slan-Fu that Emperor KwanB Su would be
glad to return to Pekin, but that his Maj
esty would 'lose his face' If foreign troops
crln,r. after his friend was received by th
hospital physicians, took his departure, and
he could not be located last night.
"I live at Elizabeth and John streets. In
Cincinnati," said Kushmann last night." "I
took an active pnrt'tn the last campaign In
OMo, and when it was over my health wa .
completely broken up. and ten days ago I
went to Hot Springs to recuperate. I got
no better and 1 believe my nerves are un
strung. Perhaps my mind Is not Just right."
When asked to give a more detailed ac
count of himself, his statements were wan
dering. Kushmann had no money. Anion?
papers found In his clothes at the hospital -was
a receipt, made out in the nami oC
Wiechering. for three days" board nt ths
Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs. There was r
also a sheet of noto paper with the letter- '
head J. F. Kushmann, Justice of the Peace,
JS'o. -133 Walnut street, Cincinnati.
KUSIIM ANN'S FRIENDS ARC
What appeared to be a long telegram wu
written on Western Union paper, and ad
dressed to Bud K. Hynlcke, No. 17 Garfield
place. Cincinnati. This was rambling and
disconnected. It stated that the writer was
not Insane. but had been training for a prlza
fight, and that he was now positive that
he could whip both Corbett and Jeffrie
and Intended to do so.
A telegram to The Republic from Cincin
"Close friends of 'Squire Kushmann ar ,
not surprised at his condition. They, say
that he acted so strangely in the campaign
that others had to assume the management
in this city and county. He presided on th '
Saturday night before the election at a
meetlng addressed by Senator-elect Dolliver ;
of Iowa and some thought he was there nn
der the influence of liquor, but he was never
a man given to excessive drinking. It is said,
now by those who have been associated,
with Kushmann that he lias acted strangely
for months. He is a man of some wealth."
They were forwarded to me by Mrsw
Whereabout of Neither Known.
".Mrs. Fcary herscir started with her
daughter on July 20 from Sydney, Capa
Breton, to join her husband at Etah,-Greenland.
She went lu the steamer Windward
and was reported at Disco. Greenland. On
August 20. The Lieutenant has not the
slightest knowledge that his wifj and
daughter are on their way to me-Jt him,
and none of us can even. hazard a guess' ai
to where, in all that Arctic region, she la
The letters from Lieutenant Peary wcra
carried by natives to Etin, which is a sta
tion established by Peary at Cupe SaMne."
.Thence they were conveyed to Cape York
by Doctor Kahn, who boarded the steam
whaler Kclipse on June 9 and landed at
Dundee, Scotland, on the 9th ot this month.
Peary merely reports In tho letters that
all are well and tlut the journey had been'
satisfactory, but. tedious. A number of hi
dogs had died., liut he was plentifully sup
plied witli food; including1 fresh meat.
. He expressed every confidence in tho suqi
cess of his operations during tho sum-.
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