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REPUBLICAN. ELEVENTH YEAR. PIKEX1X, A1JIZOXA, TIIUIfSDAY MOKXIXG, AUGUST Hi, 1900. 1VOL. XI. NO. 89. ALLIES AT PEKIN Shanghai Report Tells of Their Arrival Monday LITTLE CONFIDENCE London Tapers Scarcely Credit the Story. Yesterday a Day of Great Anxiety. Confusing and Unintel ligible Dispatches State Depart ment Keeps a Close Mouth. Battle Expected at Tung Chow. London. Aug. 16 (3:50 a. in.) The allies are reported ' to have reached Pekin on Monday, says the Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Express, wiring- yesterday. He adds: "The Chi nese official news confirms this state ment, but without details." A Paris message repeats this, but the state ment, especially as it emanates from Shanghai, must be accepted with ccn- siderable reserve. Other London morning papers, basing their remarks uieon Washington dis patches which, wiih the exception of the foregoing from Shanghai, form the latest news regarding the advance, are divided in their opinions, fume believ ing that t'.ic allies must already have reached Ptkin, others preferring to be lieve that the. relief will not be ac complished until the end of the week. Telegraphing (mm Yang Tsun Au gust (1. the Daily News correspondent, says: "Sir Alfred Gaselee hopes t keep the enemy running and to follow him right into Pekin." Ngan Ping was occupied without firing a shut according to a dispatch to the Daily Express from that place dated August il. "It is b. lieved," the message adds, "that Generals Tung Suh Slang. Yang, Ma and Chung are 'en trenching, 40,000 strong, at Tunc Chau. The allies ma avoid Tung Ohau, pur suing a route northwest frm ("hang Kni Wan." Tung Chau appears to be about twelve miles from 1 kin. A elis putch to the same paper from Shang hai, dated yesterday, says that the of ficials profess to be willing to hand over the foreign minister?', their fami lies and servants, but will not permit, the departure of the native Christians." CHINESE THREATS. "The Russian government," contin ued this telegram, "has notified Li Hung Chang of its willingness to re ceive M. DeGiers outside the walls of Pekin. thus avoiding the entrance of the Russian foiees. This independent action is calculated to embarrass the allies seriously. Japan demands that General Yung Lu shail meet the allies outs'fde the city gates and deliver the ministers and ail the ia;ive Chris tians." The Chinese minister in London, Sir Chlh Chen Lo Feng Lu is quoted as saying: "The powers must not press too hard op Pekin. If you defeat the Chinese soldiers it will not be possible to control ;.he soldi, rs. They may turn and rend the legations. 1 do not be lieve the legation food supply will be stopped as lor g as the powers refrain from attacking Pekin and negotiate for a surrender of the ministers." AN ANXIOUS DAY The Probability of a Battle at Tung Chow. Washington. Aug. 13. The tensioii of the Chinese situation has been intense throughout the day, for it is 'appreci ated by the officials that the crisis has reached an acute stage, which cannot be continued many hours without bringing word of momentous import determining, either for good or evil, the entire course of events. It has been a day of the extremest anxiety, of watch ing and waiting, with only meager and fragmentary information as to military and diplomatic phases. One of the new developments today was a statement that messages are being rect-ived from Minister Conger which are not trans mitted through any of our officials in China, or through the Chinese minister here, but directly at the state depart ment. These messages come by way of Tsi Nan. Some cannot be fully de ciphered and for this reason the state ment cannot be definitely made that the dispatches sent by the government to Minister Conger are received by him. So far as the mi ssages have been de ciphered there is no indication that Minister Conger has received any in formation or dispatches from our state department. Nothing could be learned of the con tents of the dispatches received, al though it was stated that there were "luite a number from Minister Conger, some coming from the consular officers, and Gen. Chaffee, besides those which came direct. The message transmitted through Minister Wu was entirely de ciphered in the department. PERHAPS A RATTLE. During the cours" of conversation be tween Secretary Root and Baron von Sternberg, Mr. Root gained consider able information concerning the route which has yet to be traversed by th allied armies. Baron von Steinberg told him that Tung Chow was a very strong place and if the Chinese should make a stand at this point the international forces would find it difficult to over come the forts and walls. While it is not known that resistance has been made or will be made to the advance at Tun? Chow, Secretary Root and other officials would not be surprised to learn of a very serious battle at that place. It is expected that the German force now on its way to China will land in the ii ln it y of I. in Yu, which is direct ly e:ist of Pekin. The advantages of tins point are found in the fact that nothing will interfere with the going und coining of ships with supplies. It. is said that the road from Lin Yu to lvkin is much better than between Tieu Tsin and Pekin. as the ground is higher and the country more suitable for military operations. CHAFFEE AT MATOW. Word came early in the day to tfio navy department that General Chaffee had reached Matow, about twenty miles from Pekin. This occurred Fri day or Saturday, though a dispatch from General Chaffee, sent through Ad miral Remey, was not sufficiently def inite to locate the exact time of his reaching Matow. Rut in any event, three or four days have elapsed since then and there has ben time for a still further advance toward the imperial city. The feeling among officials was shown in the extreme circumspection thrown about all messages relating to China and it was announced both at the state and war departments that any communications from Minister Conger or united States consuls con cerning affairs in China would not be made public. It was explained that this was In no way due to any desire to keep from the public any information of an important character, but was based solely on the fact that the crisis involved so many possibilities ,f extreme hazard to the S00 legationers in Pekin that the great est caution must be observed against disclosures which would further im peril those in danger. The actual developments of the day consisted of the R.mey dispatch here rofore alluded to. and one from Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai. The state department declined to make known the contents of the G mdnow dispatch. This opened a wide field for conjecture, the most generally accepted view being that Goo:'.now had advised against the plan of delivering th? lpga- tioners outside th city of Pekin. Cipher experts were btvy with a dis patch from Consul Fouler at Che Foo, which was so unintelligible that it haj to be returned to the telegraph com pany to be repeated. So far as it could be deciphered it appeared to re peat a. message Fent by Minister Con ger to Fowler, telling the latter that tht situation was becoming more crit ical at Pekin and that the Chinese au thorities were setkine to compel the legationers to leave the city under Chi n se escort. It is possible that the message, which is quite long, will con vey additional Information when its complications are unraveled. OFF FOR THE ORIENT. Fort Siielling, Minn., Aug. ir. The depot battalion of the Eighth infantry, I. S. A., starteel for China via San Francisco today. There were 500 men in line. FRENCH REPORTS. A Few Words From the Minister, and Consul at Canton. Paris, Aug. 13. The French foreign office has received the following dis patch from the minister of France at Pekin, dated August 9: "We have been advised that Li Hung Chang is charged to ne-gotiate telegraphically with the powers. We are ignorant of events occurring outside th e legation. It is surrounded by hostile- defense. How could we negotiate without the dipl -ina tic corps regaining its rights and the legation grounds being evacuated. If the negotiations prevent the march of the allied troops which is cur only sal vation, we ri.sk falling into Chines hands. The section wherein lies the French legation is occupied by imperial l rcops1, who have not entirely ceased to fire. We are reduced to siege rations We have provisions, horses, rice and bread for fifteen days." "The following dispatch has been n -ceived from the French consul at Can ton: "All is quiet here. In she dis trict of Swatow the agitation against the Christians and missionaries is alarming. Many missions in that re gion have been pillaged and burned. The viceroy anel myself have dee'ded each to senei a delegate- to make an in vestiga;ion and re-estublish order." CHINA PREPARING. Hong Kong. Aug. 15. Continued in vestigations t Canton show that the Chinese are mounting larger guns, old gunboats are being overhauled and mines have been mail: ready to lay in the wect river. SHANGHAI PROTESTS. London, Aug. 13. Official confirma tion of the bjections to the landing of troops at Shanghai has been received ni. the foreign office he re. No action has yet been taken here. SAFE AUGUST 13. London. Aug. 13. The Chinese min ister in London has informed the Brit ish foreign office that ihe foreign lega tions at Pekin were safe on Monday. August 1.1. A LINE FROM REMEY. Washington, Aug. 13. The bureau of navigati- n lias nia'le public the fallow ing dispatch: "Taku August 13. "Just received an undated dispatch from Chaffee: 'Maiew. Yesterday the opposition was of no consequence, yet the terrible heat prostratod many men. Please inform the secretaiy of,wai." (Signed) "REMEY." N EARING THE CAPITAL. London. Aug. 13. Rear Admiral Bruce,' telegraphing from Taku to I ho British admiralty, says: "I leeeivnl the following from the general at H.i Si Wu, dated August 10: "The troops are distant about twenty-seven mill's (Continued on Eighth rage.) NEW POSTAL SERVICE The Mail To Follow the Troops In China Superintendent Robinson of the Mili tary Postal Service in the Orient, Will Sail From San Francisco Today. Washington, Aug. 13. The war de partment has arranged to permit Mr. Robinson, superintendent of the new military postal s rvitc for China, and Mr. Hunt, his finane-ial assistant, to proceed on the transport Warren, sailing, from San Francisco tomorrow for Nagasaki. The four other r sal experts for China will have to wait for transportation. The special instrue lions of the post-master-genernl in relation to the mili tary postal service in China were made public yesterday. The superinte-nelent of this service Will have supervision over all military postal stations con nected with the service and of th transportation of thj mails to and from them. The relations between the sti porintenden: and the postal agerUs will be the same as t.irtt between the postmaster-general arid p.istmastei s, ex cept as specifically modified. The su perintendent is to report d'ircct to the postmasiter-ger.eral, and Iinportan rommunie-atie.ns an 1 orders are to I? transmitted through him. He may in CJr all expenses necessary to ihe due conduct of his oflie- . subject to the ap proval e f the p istinaster-general. The superintendent, if exigencies re quire it. may employ, subjei t to the postmaster-general's approval. tem porary clerks or laborers. He is to em ploy all means necessary for the saf transportation of the mails between the several postal stations in China, subject to the postman ter-general's ap proval, upon such terms and at such compensation as he may deem proper, and may authorize the postal agent at any military station to pay for such service whs'n the proper vouchers are duly approved by the superintendent. The salaries and expenses of all em ployed in the military postal service in China shall, when so stated in the . tier of appointment, be paid out of the revenue of the service and all ex penditures shall ) e made from the re ceipts at the s. veial military postal stati- ns. The p.-?ial rrles an.! regula tions in the' main will apply to the new service. Superi.i end in Robinson will receive Sl.Soo per annum and $1 per diem. The United States geivernmeivt has re qucsteef the us-e of the port of Naga saki as a transfer point for the mails. The department announces the com pletion of arrangements whereby re mittances may be made to the troops operating in China, or those who will hereafter be sent, to that locality. A money order otp.ee has been estab lished at military postal station No. 1, China.. Its. locati n is al pi sere: u.iele eided. but intending remitters may safely purchase money orders .drawn as above, and their payment-, will be provided notwithstanding the; troops may be located at various points in China. For this service the domestic rate is charged, namely 30 cents for $100, being the same rati as f r the is sue of orders on local points in the United States. SIGNAL EQUIPMENT. New Yolk, Aug. 13. A. II. Rudd. who has been connected with the signal sys tems of the New York Central and Pennsylvania' railways, has been en gaged to formulate plants for signal ing the Lackawanna system. The first actual work was commenced today. Two new 28-lever towers are being erected at Mount Monis on the Buffalo division, one at Erie and one at th? W. N. Y. I. R. It. crossing. A It lever tower will soon be erected at Port Morris and a new 52-lcver machine is to be put in at the Sus lueharfna rail- t:;: mil protection seconu to none and no expense is being spared. Automatic semaphores will be put all along the line. ' DOING THE WORLD. Paris. Aug. 15. William A. Burden, tin; well known Harvard football play er, and son of 1. Townsend Burden: F. L. Higginson, the captain of the Har vard crew, who is just recovering from a broken leg: August Jay, Jr., and J. L. Walters tell, arrived from America to day on a tour of the world. Tiie trip will be one of the most com plete ever undei taken. Tin y now in tend to visit every country in Europe, South Africa. Japan, and, if possible, the interior of China. They will visit Australia and the South Sea Islands, the Philippines and return via San Francisco and will then take a run up to Alaska, the northern gold fields and Canada. The young men are all sons of millionaires. "WOODMEN OF TEE WORLD The Biennial Convention in Session at Salt Lake. Salt Lake. City. Utah, Aug. 1:3. The head camp. Pacific jurisdiction, Wooel-n-.en of the World, the fifth largest fra ternal and beneficial order in the United States, met here in biennial con vention today, with more than 1.000 delegates and visitors in attendance. The Pacific jurisdiction comprises the states of Colorado, Oregon. Washing ton. Montana. California. Utah. Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada. The sovereign tamp is represented at the convention by frateianl delegates as is also the Canadian jurisdiction. The Women of Woodcraft (Ladies Auxiliary) is also in session with a large attendance'. Tfte repents of the officers show the THE PILOT KNOWS 11 IS RUS1NE order to be in a flourishing condition, both mimci icaPy and financially. The membership of the' jurisdiction passed the 30,000 mark, the states having the largest number of camps being Colora do. Washington. Oregon and California. Since the last biennial convention the jurisdiction has handled $l.:ft!4.6:N, paid 43 death claims anel eree-ted the same number of free monuments over the graves of departed members, the monu ments entailing a e-ost of $:;3.(M0. At the same time the death rate has been the lowest in the history f fraternal insur ance. Several matters of great import ance to members of the order are to be considered and decided upon at tile present convention, which will be in stssion a week or ten days. One ef them will be the admission of miners i to membership in t'he order. Another i feature that will attract lively discus-j sion is the proposition to establish per manent headquarters of the order in Denver. ' AUTI-IMPERIALI3TS Met In Indianapolis Yesterday Talked Some More. and Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 13. The an:i imp. i inlist convent ion met this morn ing. Between tluOaii.l 400 delegat s were pies lit. Chairman Smith in his ad elrcss sai l; "The American people must once f'.r all put awav the im perial crown which Mr. McKinle;.- prof fers them. A self government people cannot ae-o.uire an l hold tl; power to rule ethers.' ' BACK TO WASHINGTON. Canton, .. Aug. 13. President Mc Kihley left for Washington today. MOST URGENT NEED - Discussion of the Water Question Reasoning Men Are Bound to Differ But Nearly All Are In Favor of Bonds to Build a Reservoir. While the people of the. Salt River vail, y have a variety of views as to the best means of obtaining a perma nent water supply, they agree that water must be obtained by some means and are coming around to the way of thinking that the plan proposed by The Republican is the most direct, though a proosition to vote bonds is never looked upon with favo". Mr. T. M. Nolin, who returned on Tuesday night from a visit to the south side, speaking of the bond question, said he did not believe from what he had heard there that a bond proposi tion woul d carry as yet. The people have not gott n through looking at the vari us sides of ;he question. Some of them, though, have thoroughly digested it and are willing to accept the proposi tion as th one which promises the earli. st relief. Said one farmer: "I"m in favor of voting $300.oo worth of bonds to en courage the building of a reservoir. I do not know whether the reservoir would be built If we did vote the bonds, but I am in favor of eloing something and a bund issue woul prove? that we were moving nearer to the goal of abundant water." Frank Smitliline, who has been en gag. iii farming in this valley most of the time for several years past, said: "Of course, I am in favor of bonds anl would vet.' for them if I had an oppor tunity, but I would prefer to vote for i nnugh to enable the county to con struct the reservoir. I relieve it woulJ Kansas City Journal. be a paying proposition and it should b" dime at one . We could better af ford to pay $3 an -acre for water than to have matters continue as at present. S. S. Green when asket'. for his views on the storage question, sa'iel: "Yes, I favor water storage, as, for that mat ter, nearly all the farmers do. Th 5 only trouble about voting a half mil lion dollars' worth of bonds is that we would not have en ugh to say in the. matter of how the money is to be used. I think while we are at it we had bet ter vote bonds enough to construct the reservoir and buy cut all the old ca nals as well. We need water ha., enough every one krows, and storage has coin to be practically a necessity. If we cannot get it cue way we will have to get it another." Evans Cole, a llendale rancher, said: "You people in Phoenix have little idea of the condition of things out in th2 country. There is al-rut 40,000 inches of summer water needed em this side of t'-e river and less than six thousand inches available." Asked if he would favor a bond isaiie he replied affirma tively, but said he wanted the reser ve ir constructed by the count". AMERICAN TROOPS DUE. San Francisco, Aug. 13. The First battalion of the' Fifteenth infantry, which sailed from there on the Sumner July IT, is at Taku today, so that the American army will be still further augmented by the time the start -to Pekin is well under way. MISS G AST IN TRAINING. New York. Aug. 13. Miss Marguerite Cast whose bicycle record of 1.000 miles was beaten recently by Mrs. Lindsay, be gan her training today for a journey of 2.000 miles, which she is to make in (he near future. ifh& expects to legain her lust title uf champion woman cyclist in this neV venture. There has been much oppo- j sition to' women endangering their health in this manner and endeavors were made to stop the practice, with out success. Both Miss Gast and Mrs. Lindsay suffered extreme exhaustion from their long record breaking rides. PUT OIL CAN ON THE STOVE. Hokendauqfua, Pa. Aug. 13 Frederick th 9-year-oltl son of Eugene Heint zleman, of Hokendauepua, died after in tense suffering from burns received through the explosion of a kerosene can. The lad was the owner of several rab bits. He went to the cupboard to get his pets something to eat. The coal oil was in the way, so he placed it on the stove. An explosion followed. WOULD CALL HIM BACK. New York. Aug. 13. Judge LaCennbe of the United States court today re fused to sign a writ of extradition for Charles F. W. Neely. INTERNATIONAL FORCES. London, Aug. 13. According to the war office the forces in China today number from 70.000 to 80,000. KENTUCKY EXTRA SESSION. Frankfort, Ky., Aug-. 13. Governor Beckham is expected to call an extra session of the legislature some date be tween now and September 1, to amend the Goebel election law. It Is under stood that a bill already has been pre pared for non-partisan election com missioners in each of the counties, to re port to a nem-partisan state commis sion, with two representatives of each party on the state committee and on each of the county boards. -o OPENING CAMPAIGNS Democratic and Republican State and Congressional Conventions. Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 15. The repub lican state convention was called to or-i der here at 10 o'clock this morning by J. H. Schively, chairman of the state j central committee. The convention will j name two candidates for congress be-j sides putting in nomination a full state ticket. Ex-Senator J. M. Frink of King county appears to lead the race for the head of the ticket. For the other nom-1 inations there are numerous aspirants in the field. WISCONSIN MEETING. Menomonie, Wis., Aug. 13. The re publicans of the Tenth congressional district are assembled in convention here today. The nomination will be made late this afternoon and all indi cations point to the renominatlon of Congressman John J. Jenkins without opposition. DEMOCRATIC AFFAIR. Huntington, Wis., Aug. 15. George W. Michael, of Montpelier. was nomin ated today by the democrats of the Eleventh district to make the race against Congressman George W. Steele. Mr. Michael was Congressman Steele's opponent two years ago, and notwith standing the fact that he was beaten in the race by over 4,000 votes he declares that the outlook is bright for his suc cess this year. SNODGRASS NOMINATED. Carthage, Tenn., Aug. 15. Congress man Charles E. Snodgrass was renom inated by acclamation today by the democratic congressional convention of the Fourth district. MARYLAND NOMINATION. Havre tie Grace, Md., Aug. 15. J. Fred C Talbott received the congres sional nomination at the democratic convention of the Secoml district held here today. IOWA. DEMOCRATS. Cedar Rapids, la.. Aug. 15. Demo cratic politicians of leiwn are rounding up in Cedar Rapids for their state con vention, which will he held tomorrow fer the nomination of candidates for state office. John D. Denison, Jr., of Clarion, has been selected as tempor ary chairman of the convention. Can didates are to be nominatetl for secre tary of state, treasurer, auditor and su preme Judge. Henry Vollmer, foimer mayor of Davenport, will in all proba bility be chosen to head the ticket. He is a German, who was a gold democrat four years ago, but has gone back to the party on the foreign policy ques tion. W. L. Wiliianis, of O'Brien county, and Courtney Millard, of Ot tumwa, are mentioned most promin ently in connection with the treasurer ship. For auditor and supreme judge there are several candidates in the field. There will be over 1,1000 delegates in the convention. BASE BALL Record of Games Won Yesterday. and Lost At Chicago Boston-Chicago; game postponed: wet grounds. At Milwaukee Milwaukee-Chicago; game postponed; rain. At Detroit Detroit-Indianapolis; game stopped; rain. At Pittsburg Pittsburg, 6; New York, 2. At St. Louis St. Louis, S; Philadel phia, 5. At Cincinnati Brooklyn. 3; Cincin nati, 2. Second game Brooklyn, 4; Cincinnati, 4. At Minneapolis Minneapolis, 7; Kan sas City, 11. o HUNTINGTON'S FUNERAL. New York, Aug. 15. The body of Col lis P. Huntington, who died on Monday at his lodge in- the Adrlondack moun tains, was brought to this city today on a special train. The funeral will be held Friday. NO FIGHT LIKELY Clearing of the Pension COMMITTEE'S REPORT No Ground Is Found For Charges of Unfairness In Evans' Administra tion and Matters Will Be Finally Dropped at the Encampment of the Grand Army to Be Held tt Chicago. Washington, Aug. 15. It is pretty well settled that no successful attack will be made on Commissioner Evans of the pension bureau at the coming en campment of the Grand Army, to be held in Chicago during the latter part of the present month. If any attempt should be made to adopt resolutions hostile to the present administration of the pension office, it is generally be lieved here that it will prove farcical. It is quite generally understood that the fight that was worked up against Mr. Evans at the last encampment of the Grand Army at Philadelphia, and which proved a failure to the extent that the encampment could not be brought to the point of adopting reso lutions condemning his administration, has been followed by a considerable re bound in the attitude of many Grand Army men. It will be remembered that a com mittee was appointed two years ago to examine into charges of unfair treat ment that were made in forty pension cases, this committee to report to tho Philadelphia encampment at its last session. The committee reported and showed its inability to find any ground for the charges of unfairness. It was the report of this committee that pre vented the passage of any resolution condemning Mr. Evans' course. The committee was piven every facility for examining the records In the cases that were referred to it, and could discover no ground for complaint in the action of the pension bureau. This same com mittee was continued, with the excep tion that General Dan Sickles was ap pointed on it in the place of one of the original members, and the committee was charged with the duty of watching the .course of the pension adjudication during the past year, being empowered to examine any complaints of unfair treatment that might be turned over to it. It Is understood that that committee will have nothing to report to the Chi cago encampment detrimental to the administration of the pension office, and it is said it can be depended upon to defend the commissioner of pensions1 shtiuld a fight be made on him through the instrumentality of pension agent or others. o MOFFATT'S MURDERER CAUGHT Santiago Ortiz, Captured at Cullen's Wells, Confesses the Crime. Aztec. Ariz., Aug. 13. (Special). Santiago Ortiz, the Mexican who robbed and killed W. S. Moffatt, the storekeeper at Harrisburg Saturday night, was captured today at Joe Drews, Cullens Wells. When charged with the crime he confessed and pro duced the spoils, amounting to J300 cash and two checks. Moffatt's head was smashed to a jelly with a drill. MAC ARTHUR REPORTS. Washington, Aug. 15. General Mac Arthur has cabled the war department a brief statement concerning the health of the troops in the Philippines. The number of sick in hospitals is 5,129. PR0STECTING A GBAVEYARD Eight Hundred Dollars Dug Up In a Stockton Cemetery. Stockton, Cal., Aug. 15. C. H. Adams! and Edward Peterson, laborers, dug up $S0O in coin this morning west of Stork ton at a plae'P known as "the old Ineii an burying ground." The money was In four cans and was mostly small change. It was uncovered under the direction of a stranger, who said his partner placed it there years ago. BURLINGTON'S NEW L1NE. Chicago, Aug. 15. The extension of the Chicago. Burlington & Quincy to the North Platte river region was opened for traffic today. The new road, extends from Denver to the North Platte river, and from there to Brush. Col. This will make a great difference in railway distances from Denver to points in the northwest. It shortens the railroad distance from Denver to Dead wood about one-third. GREATER NEW YORK 3.650,000. New York. Aug. 15. The population of Greater New York will officially be made public today. Unofficially, the census experts, guid ed by the figures and the work of the enumerators, estimate that New York's population is now 3,650,000 in round numbers. .