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tCns the Reviewing March of the Heroes
of '61 at the Grand
Were Four Hours and a Half Passing
Reviewing Stand?Tattered Old
Flngrj "Warmly Greeted.
CHICAGO, August 23.?For four
hours and a hair to-day the thinning
ranks of tho Grand Army of the Republic
passed In review before their
leaders and before a million spectators
packed In almost solid masses along
the four miles of the line of parade. It
marked the climax of the thirty-fourth
annual encampment of the association
of veterans, who filled the pages of history
with deeds of heroism during the
weary years of the civil war, and was,
accordlr.gto Commander in Chief Shaw,
the greatest parade since that day In
Washington when the hundreds of
thousands of veterans, the most powerful
army on earth, marched in review
to their final dlsbandment.
Probably thirty thousand members of
the army of veterans took part in the
parade. For exactly four hours and
twenty minutes, most of the time with
ranks almost perfectly aligned, but ocslonally
faltering under the burden of
years, they filed past the reviewing
siand on Michigan avenue, saluting as
they marched General Miles, Commander
in Chief Shaw, General Daniel E.
Sickles and the Spanish minister, Duke
Saluted tho Colors.
The latter, who occupied a conspicuous
nosifion on th* ??Trt?>wlnrr sfrnnrl
saluted every American flag as It
passed the reviewing stand, taking off
his hat to the colors. "I am delighted,"
the duke said, "with the scene I have
witnessed here. It shows the patriotism
of the American people. And no
other nation but yours would have invited
the representative of a conquered
nation to join In this celebration."
Weather conditions were almost
ideal for the parade, wearisome enough
at best for the silver-haired veterans.
The rays of the sun were veiled by light
fleecy clouds nearly all day, and even
when unobscured the effect was greatly
tempered by a cool breeze which blew
steadily off Lake Michigan. The line
of march, too, was much shorter than
ever before mapped out for the annual
parade, Its entire length not being over
four miles, but notwithstanding this,
here and there a veteran, dazed and
exhausted, dropped out of the ranks.
Especially was this true after thts 10'
viewing stanrt-i*was: passed, and many
pathetic scenes were witnessed down
the long stretch of Michigan avenue
as the veterans fell by the wayside.
Veteran. Drops Dead.
One especially sad incident occurred
to mar in a degree the glory of the
parade. Charles Beckwlth. of Alcon
sea, Mich., dropped dead as the line
was filing past the corner of Michigan
avenue and Madison .street. The parade
was halted for a moment, the body
of the veteran who had responded to
the last call was tenderly removed and
hi? comrades passed on.
It was shortly before 30:30 a. m. when
the head of the column started from
the corner of Michigan avenue and
Randolph street, and an hour later it
was filing past the reviewing stand.
Tor hours before that time the sidewalks
along the line of march were
packed from curb to wall, the windows
of the Immense officc buildings gay
with fluttering flags and bunting, were
filled with slght-seerers, while along
Michigan avenue; where were erected
the bvautlful columns and archcs formIn?
the court of honor, the crowd was
so great that the hundreds of police had
great difficulty in keeping clear the
line of march. And during the hours
that the veterans tramped by this sea
of humanity roared its welcome.
Scores of Famous Officers.
In the grand stand, erected upon the
slope of the lake front park, near the
Logan monument/,, were gathered scores
of officers who won their fame in the
civil war, statesmen and diplomats. In
the center box of the reviewing stand
were Lieutenant General Nelson A.
Miles, representing President McKluley:
Commander In Chief Shaw, General
Joseph E. "Wheeler, General Daniel
E. Slcktea, Mayor Harrison, of Chicago,
find W V Hnrnpr Tn ...o-..
'Acting Governor Warder, Speaker David
Henderson, of the House of Representatives;
Bishop Fallows and Senator
Shelby H. Cullom, and to their right
the Spanish minister, Duke d'Arcos,
with a party of friends, stood an interested
spectator. Warm greetings tvere
accorded General Miles and the Duke
d'Arcos as they entered the reviewing
Winconsln was given the right of the
line and as her column came turning
around the corner of Jackson boulevard
Into the broad sweep of Michigan
avenue, and with bands playing and
colors flying, the army of the republic
came marching down, the people seemed
to realize that here at last came the
true pageant of patriotism. The old
worn out fluttering flags that had gone
before were nothing in themselves, but
as representatives of the power that
gave them the glory that they wore
they were everything. Marching be
- uuuci tmui n uL-mier ana
brighter as their own fame must ever
grow with the advancing year*, came
the units of that power, In the fighting
men of a mighty race unconquered yesterday
by land or sea. In them lay, and
through them came, the force that has
made the nation what It Is and what It
will be. No matter what might come In
the future the men before them had
made the past a glory that may mellow
but never grow dim, and the crowd
fcemlng to catch these things In a
breath, as rank after rank the old soldiers
wheeled Into the avenue, wont
Wild with enthusiasm.
With Halting Steps.
They cheered, waved their hats and
cheered again until they could chccr no
Shortly after passing the reviewing
stand, th?* llhc of inarch disbanded and
^ "" t of the* veterans, tired with the
hours of march, sought their hotels and
lodging plucea.
'-'ornmander-ln-chlef Shaw remained
"tnndlng until the last veteran had flled
hover have another parade
jir.e it," he said, turning to Dlahop Fallows.
"The comrades are getting old.
?h? J&nr8 ^ro Pressing them closely.
but this ono av111 live In our memories.'*
Evening of Social Pleasures.
The evening was given up entirely to
affairs of a social character, the chief
event being: an Informal reception to
Commander-in-chief Shaw, department
commanders and distinguished guests
at Memorial hall. It was largely attended,
thousands of the old soldiers
coming to greet the high officials of
their organisation. In twenty-six different
places in the down-town district
reunions of Btates were held. This
feature, the holding of reunions by
states, had never befcn attempted before,
at the national encampment, and
to-night was the first trial of the experiment.
It proved a great success, i
the ladies of the Woman's Relief Corps I
ana me .Ladles of. the G. A. R. also
held receptions during the evening.
The annual business meeting1 of the ,
Grand Array of the Republic will be
hold to-morrow morning In the Studebaker
theatre, commencing at 10 a. m.
Personally Congratulated by General
Carnahan Upon the Appearance of
the Forces?This is "Dokie" Day.
SpccIal Dispatch to the Intclllgoncer.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 28.?West Virginia's
Uniformed Knights won new
laurels to-day by their magnificent appearance
and skillful exhibition of their
knowledge of the tactics, and met'with '
an ovation all along the line of march,
under the command of General Lancaster.
The delegation from the "Little
Mountain State" was acknowledged the
best looking Jn the entire turnout,
which was the largest in the history of
the order. They marched full comnanv
front, with pvprv llnp n?i I
as a die.
The batterj* was the last company in
line, but spectators gave them the
hearty applause they Justly deserved.
To-night Major General Camahan
personally congratulated Captain Shafer,
of Couer de Leon Company No. 1,
and Capt. Llsby, of Bernard Shanley 1
Company No. 21, upon the appearance \
of their forces.
The camp to-night Is a mass of humanity,
as apparently the whole city
has turned out to visit the Knights.
To-morrow Is "Dokie" day, and will be
one of the most elaborate of the week.
Members of the Military Branch, of
the Knights of Pythias in Line.
Whp#?Hne?*a "RnffoTrr Pnncnlotm?o
DETROIT. Aug. 28.?The military division
of the order of Knights of Py- 1
thlas did Itself proud In Its bl-ennlal 1
parade this afternoon, and the vast J
crowd who witnessed the Inspiring pageant
gave enthusiastic approval along '
the line of march. Nine thousand unl- '
formed and helmeted Knights and '
musicians marched In rapid and orderly i
manner over the route o? live miles. .
and w?re. officially reviewed flr^tv bv
Supreme Chancellor Sample and before
dismissal, by Major General Carnahan, i
commander of the uniformed rank. . j
The Ohio brigade, with more than 2,000
men in line, was the leader in point of
numbers and made a splendid showing !
as to soldierly bearing and precision of
movements. Indiana came next in sire
and Pennsylvania. Illinois and Mlchi- i
gan were also loaders. Very few states '
were wholly unrepresented In the line 1
of march. One British flag was seen in
the parade, carried by the Canadian
contingent above their Pythian banner, ;
and the Canadians were not less heartily
cheered than the American Knights. 1
Police Arrangements Good.
The police arrangements were admlr- :
able. All traffic In the down town 1
streets through which the parade pass- 1
ed was suspendpd, street cars were
stopped and on Woodward?, avenue,
where the throngs massed most thickly,
rop*s were stretched along the side- '
walk clubs, leaving the broad avenue '
clear. The sky was moderately clouded
and the temperature fairly cool. :
The only drawback was lack of horses,
All the headquarters and most of the '
brigade officers were well mounted, but 1
a considerable number of the regimen- i
iut iiciu uiucera were uiocu, me iocui
committee having failed to provide ,
enough, in spite of weeks or industrious
efforts. More than thirty bards and 1
drum corps furnished music for the
paraders. Nearly all of these were
first class organizations.
One of the novel features was a troop
of mounted cavalry from St. Joseph,
Mo., equipped in regulation cavalry
The Wheoling Battery.
Another was the Wheeling, Went Virginia,
battery of artillery, with guns,
caissons, and accoutrements.* Lodges
of Pythlans from Detroit and adjacent
towns brought up the rear with several
displays, including floats carrying
scenes representing Incidents in Pythian
lore. A delegation of 100 from Mt.
Clemens furnished the amusing feature.
The men were clad In bath robes
and followed a lloat carrying a huge
bath tub.
Supreme Chancellor Sample reviewed
the parade from a stand erected in
front of the city hall. Around him were
seated several hundred prominent lights
of the order and delegates to the supreme
lodge and ladles.
But one session of the supreme lodge
was held to-day. Little business was
transacted beyond reading of the ofllclal
reports nnd their reference to commltttees.
Fifty-five grand chancellors
were given the supreme lodge degree.
A committtee on credontlals was appointed
and will report at to-morrow's
session. To-night the officers and la- 1
dies of the main and auxiliary orders ,
were tendered an excursion nbnnrri nf n
Detroit excursion ferry steamer. '
0 9 0 1
Struolt "by a Draft of Care.
HARRISBURO, Pa., Aug. 28.?Oma 1
Ichlea, aged six years, was killed and
William 13. Miller, aged Ave years, and
Irwin Trace, aged four years, wero
seriously Injured by being struck by
a drnft of cars on the Philadelphia uc
Reading railroad at Steelton. The 1
children were playing near the railroad '
yards of the Pennsylvania Stoel Com- 1
pany, and In crossing the railroad
tracks they were run down by the i
cars. i
Anthracite Scale Adopted,
IIAZLKTON', Aug. 28.?The entire |
morning session of the United Mine ,
Workers' convention was taken up with
a discussion on the report of the scale ,
committteo. A scale for the entire anthracite
regjon was adopted. Whether
the committee will recommend a strike !
of whether other mines will be taken <
to secure recognition has not yet been '
determined# 1
Demonstrates His Good Faith in Carrying
Out the Provisions of the
Treaty* of The HaguaHARRISON
rhe Two Living Ex-Presidents Asked
To Serve on an International
Board of Arbitration.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.-The
United States is one of the first of the
great powers to demonstrate its good
faith in carrying out the provisions
of the treaty of The Hague looking to
the universal arbitration of international
differences. Under this
treaty, each of the nations to it was
authorized to appoint four members
of an international board of arbitration.
Under this authority, President
McKinley has requested former Presidents
Harrison and Cleveland to ac
cept appointments on this board Responses
are expected very soon, when
the remaining members may be selected.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.?The
war department this afternoon made
public the following dispatch received
yesterday from General Chaffee,
without date:
"TAKU, China.
"Adjutant General, Washington.
"Siege battery not needed.
This dispatch Is In reply to an inquiry
sent some time ago to General Chaffee,
relative to the siege battery which was
taken from Manila to Nagasaki to be
Bent to China, if needed.
Accepted by All the Nations Except
Germany?United States Anxious
for Settlement?Communication Between
Che Foo and Shanghai to bo
Opened by War Vessel.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Aug. 28.?After
the cabinet meeting to-day it was
announced that the government was In
i waiting attitude regarding the Chinese
situation. The lack of late advices
from Pekln and the failure of the powers
to show their hands as to future
policy makes It necessary for this government
to await developments. The
greutest importance that in the negotiations-for-a.
spltlBmrm nf . {h^ ,ghlnese
difficulty all the powers ahouid act
In unison and harmony and its efforts
are being directed to thnt end. The
powers, however, soein slow, to declare
themselves. Several replies have been
received to the instructions sent to our
ambassadors and ministers last week
asking them to sound the governments
to which they are accredited on two
propositions flrpl, the willingness of
these governments to accept the sufficiency
of LI Hung Chang's credentials
to treat with the powers for a settlement
and. second, to ascertain If possible
what the future policy of each
power is to be. Regarding tho latter
Inquiry, the replies, thus far, have developed
nothing. The powers appear to
be watching each other without definite
or fixed purpose as yet to their own.
With regard to the first Inquiry Great
Britain and Russia are ngreed that Earl
Li's credentials are sufficient. Germany,
however, takes a firm stand
against the sufficiency of his credentials
and Is the only power, ns yet,
which hos returned a flat-footed dlaBenslon.
Credentials Appear Authentic. *
The attitude of the United States Is
that his credentials appear authentic,
rhey were promulgated by what appears
to be a genuine Imperial edict
July transmitted through the accredited
Chinese minister, Mr. "Wu, and the
United States is willing to nccept them
it their face value?at least for the
present. The administration from the
ldviccs It hns received does not crcdlt
the rumors that Russia, Japan and
Germany Intend to declare war against
Dhlna and It Is willing to nccept all dlsslalmers
of ulterior purposes on the
part of the powers. Just what would
be done In case some of the powers beqran
war for the purpose of territorial
iggrandlzemont. Is not known and the
xdmlnlatratlon Is not disposed to cross
the bridge until It reaches It. But a
member of the cabinet stated to-day
that If any of tho European powers
entered upon such a programme It
probably would be remembered by the
United States that It had ngreed to
tile open door" policy Dy wnicn nil tne
powers nro to bo placed upon nn equal
footing and that If territory wore acquired
under the agreement we would
be entitled to the same privileges In
the matter of trade, etc., an the conqueror.
Still In Dark.
The President and the cabinet are as
much In the dark rcgnrdlng the date
when the dispatches of Minister Conner
and General Chaffee left Pekln as
Is the general public. They can find no
explanation for the fact that they have
come through without Pclctn dates, except
that they evidently were*eent by
courier to Taku and that cablegrams
are relayed eighteen times after leaving
the l?tt<?r point. They may have
been sent from Taku without Pekln
late or they may have lost the date
L?n route. Internal evidence was found
In late dispatches received from them
that tended to demonstrate that some
person or persons had been purposely
lelaylng the messages coming from Pekln
and Tien Tsin, to Washington. It
Is also suspected that our messages
may have been Injuriously tampered
with. The cabinet came to the conclusion
that if any Chlneae persons have
I Interfered with the dispatches the Interference
must have occurred on the
wires between Qie Foo and Shanghai
and It was determined to re-open direct
communication by means of a war
i vessel.
Received No Alarmist Rumors.
Either the New Orleans, or the
Princeton, now at Shanghai, will be
sent at once to Che Foo, where the
military cable system begins free from
Chinese interference.
The administration has nothing tending
to confirm alarmist rumors regarding
the situation at Pekln. Admiral
Remey reports nothing disquieting and
it Is assumed that If there was any
prospect of the allies being attacked
and hemmed in he would be In a posl
tlon to hear of It and would promptly
report It to "Washington.
The cabinet meeting lasted two hours
and twenty minutes, the absentees being
Secretaries Hay, Long, Wilson and
Attorney General Griggs.
At Mountain Lake Park, and Champ
Clark Meets General Grosvenor in
a Political Debate?Latter's Arguments
Logical 'and Convincing.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
OAKLAND. Md., Aug. 28.?The great
joint debate on "expansion" did not
take place here to-day, between
Champ Clark, of Missouri,
and Senator J. P. Dolllver, of
Iowa. Six thousand people assembled
In the great auditorium from all over
the country and very many of them
were from West Virginia, they being
especially Interested in their own Dolllver.
They were disappointed, however,
a telegram from him being read, which
stated that pressing business would ,
prevent his presence. But cheers came
when It was announced that Hon. C. H. ]
Grosvenor, of Ohio, would take his
Dlace. and the debate proved him
abundantly equal to the occasion. Clark
had the first hour. He went over the
11st at prominent men who had flopped
to the support of Bryan, ending: with j
Wellington, of Maryland.
People Made Issues. j
He said that the people made the Ib- ,
sues and not party platforms, nnd thatj
in our hands was placed the ark of hu-'/j
man liberty. His heart, he said, was
not with Aguinaldo and the Filipinos, j
and he would not give one good Amerl-' j
can citizen for the whole archipelago of |
them: that Grosvenor was responsible j
for one-half of McICInley's sins, and he j
accused the Republicans of voting the j
ticket from habit.
He said you should Judge a tree by |
Its fruits and then went on to give what
J^concid^rort .the fruit. He spoke_ of
the great loss of American blood in the
Philippines, the cost at first and the
cost of maintaining an army there.
That we only found what the officers
there wanted us to know, and so he
went on with the arguments seen In j
the Democratic press every day.
Grosvenor's Inning.
General Grosvenor was heartily
cheered when he came forward. He
told the audience they had now heard
the best arguments that could be made
on that side of the question and, asked
them what they thought of an issue of
which no more than that could be said
in its favor.
".Long oerore irosi comes. my irienus,
all Democrats will bo shouting 16 to 1
and will not mention imperialism," he
He said there was no slavery In the
Sulu Islands, as claJmed by Clark. He
rehearsed the stipulation of the peace
protocol, and said that the whole question
of Imperialism grew out of the
ratification of that part of the treaty
relating to tho Philippines and that the
whole thing could have been averted by
the vote of eighteen Democratic senators
if they had seen fit to vote against
it. He then sald'that Bryan rushed to
Congress and pleaded with his fellow
Democrats to vote for the treaty, and i
that he was us much responsible for It
as the Republicans.
He affirmed that history proved the
Democrats expansionists themselves,
and they only made an Issue of It to
blind the people to their other hobbles.
Ills whole argument was logical, convincing,
and was heartily applauded. It
was very apparent that the audlcnco
was with him.
Were tho Arguments of Champ
Clarlc by the Versatile Grosvenor.
Five Thousand People Present.
Spfclnl Dispatch to tho Int^lllRencer.
PARKERS BURG. W. Viu, Aug. 28.
Secretary James K. Hull, of the Republican
state executive committee, returned
here till* evening, after spending
Sunday with his family at Mt.
Lake Park. While there, he witnessed
the Joint debate on "Imperialism" between
Champ Clark, of Missouri, and
ConRresHinan Charles H. Grosvenor, of
Athens, Ohio. The latter took 'the
place of Senator Dolllver, who was unable
to be present The oratorical contest
took place before on audience of
over 5,000 people and from the applause
It was evident thut at least twothirds
of the audience wore with General
Grosvenor. The latter not only answered
every question put by the western
man, but also propounded many
which tho latter was utterly unable to
The Democratic bo&le was torn to
tatters by tho time the eloquent Ohloan
was through with It.
Pingreo in Lino.
CHICAGO, Auk. 28.?G, J. Dtekrrta,
chairman of the Republican state
committee of Michigan, called to-day
at Republican national headquarters
and denied the reported defection of
Governor PJngree from the party.
Latest Telegram is by Associated
Press Describing the Search,
for the "Boxers"
Powers Still Unable to Agree How to
"Deal Witn Pekin?Imperial
i Family Snfo in Interior.
; LONDON, Aug. 29, 3:40 a. m.?The Inexplicable
delay In forwarding telegrams
from the Chinese capital still
continues, and Is Illustrated by the fact
that the latest dispatch frfom Pekin,
the telegram of the special correspondent
of the Associated Press, describing
,the search for "boxers" In the imperial
,park, is dated no later than August 21.
There Is no confirmation from any
(source of the report of an advance
northward from Pekin. On the eontra'ry,
a movement southward to clear the
country and to Insure free communication
with Taku is apparently In progress.
The powers, as Jate as August
21, were still unable to agree as to how
to deal with Pekin Itself, the Jnpanese
UI1U nUBBJUilB i/ciiift ?^
whether the Imperial palaces should be
destroyed. Nor Is there any further
news of the alleged detention of LI
Hung Chang by the admirals. Probabilities
Increase that all the members of
the Imperial household have gotten
safely to the Interior.
And Wanton Destruction is Exhibited
in legation Street?Poace Negotiations
Already Begun.
LONDON, Aug:. 29, 3:50 a. m.?A reuter
dispatch, dated Pekln, August 15,
and s&nt by post to Shanghai, describes
scenes of appalling desolation and wanton
destruction In legation street. All
the houses of foreigners were riddled
with shells, burned or blown up. An
attempt was made to mine the American
legation. A shaft was sunk from
the top of the wall fifteen feet deep and
was then continued as a tunnel, with a
sharp slip in the direction of the legation.
Apparently the Chinese did not have
time to tlnlsh it.
The Slecles report of a defeat suffered
by the allies at Pekln, 1s everywhere
The Chinese legation in St. Petersburs
has received hews that peace negotiations-have
already begun.
The Pekln correspondent of the
Dally News, in a dispatch dated August
17, assarts that there are thousands
of. Instances going to show that the
"Boxers" were approved by the imperial
officials in their Indescribable ferocity.
111 "With Typhoid in China?Preparing
to Maintain 15,000 Troops During
the Winter.
(Copyright, 1900, Tho Associated Pros?.)
TIEN TSIN, Aug. 24, Via TAKU.
Aug. 27.?^Officers who have arrived here
from Pekln report that General Chaffee,
(commanding the American forces
in China) Is making all , the necessary
preparations to maintain fifteen thousand
men through the winter. Fifteen
of the American wounded, including
the marines wounded during the siege
of the legations, have arrived here by
boat from Pekln. M. Geers (possibly
Captain Myer?, of the United States
marine corps), Is suffering from typhoid
fever and cannot be moved.
[ Crfptaln John T. Meyers, or Jack
j Meyers, as he Is familiarly known, who,
I according to a dispatch received at the
navy department in "Washington, from
Admiral Kempff, July 5, was assigned
to command the legation defenders at
Pekln. was born In Germany and was
appointed from the state of Georgia,
entering the marine corps in Septem[
ber, 1SS7. He is the reputed author of
the famous satirical poem, "Hoch Der
Kaiser," which involved Captain
Coughlan In so much difficulty. He was
attached to the llagshlp Baltimore and
j was afterward assigned to duty . with
the marines on board the battleship
The Brave Young Lieutenant From
West Virginia Seriously Shot While
on Patrol Duty.
TIEN TSIN, Aug. 25, via TAKU, Aug.
27.?Fifty Americans. Including the
| Misses Condlt-Smlth, Woodward and
j Paine, have arrived here from Pekln,
i which city they left Ave days ago, by
I The commissary department Is pre|
paring to establish an extensive winter
| base at Tong Ku. .
Lieutenant Waldron. of the Ninth
I United States Infantry, received a serj
lous sniping wound while patrollng at
Hoshlru. (Hoo Se Woo.) The Russians,
Germans and Japanese are constantly
pushing troops on to Pekln.
j The Miss Woodward reforred to In
the dispatch from Tien Tsln is undoubtedly
the daughter of Mrs. Woodward,
! wife of M. 8, Woodward, assistant
| manager of the Western Adjustment
j Company. They were guests of Minister
Conger at Pekln. Mrs. and Miss
Woodward left Kvanston in February,
to make a tour of Japan and China.
They were accompanied by 7>Irs. Conger,
wife of the minister.Ml
tut Mary Condlt-Smlth has also
been a gueBt of Minister Conger at
I Pekln. One of this Miss Smith's sis- I
tors Is the wife of General Leonard S. J
Wood, the governor general of Cuba. I
Trench Commander Says a Council of
Admirals Dccido to Hold Him on
Board Ship.
PARIS, Aug. 28.?Admiral CourreJoi-SBIMfl
les, the French commander In Chinese
waters,. haa cabled to the navy department
here that a council of the admirals
has notified the foreign legations
at Pekln that it has been decided
ralrals has notified the foreign legato
hold LI Hung Chang on board ship
until the opening of negotiations between
the powers and the diplomats.
-WASHINGTON, Aug. 2S.?The stata
department has heard nothing of any
intention to Interfere with the movements
of LI Hung Chang. The report
from the French admiral at Taku to
the contrary, Is believed to refer to an
Incident of the past and not to the sit-*
uatlon as it stands to-day. When LI
Hung Chang contemplated a visit to
Pekln by way of Taku and the Pel Ho,
the foreign admirals at Taku, at that
time the ranking representatlvea of
their governments, held a consultation
of war to determine the question as
to the amount of freedom allowed H
in communicating with the authorities
at Pekln. It was then announced thai
the admirals had decided, in view of the
fact that hostilities were actually In
| progress, that sound military practice
1 required that LI Hung Chang should
be kept under a strict surveillance. By
I Imputation this carried the idea that LI
might be kept, not on board a foreign
war ship, but aboard his own transport
I in the harbor at Taku at the pleasj
ure of the foreign admlraJs. Neither
' Admiral Remey nor Admiral Kempff
gave their sanction to this project, and
it Is said here that when LI abandoned
the Pekln trip by water the project wne
It Is a singular fact that LI Hung
Chang's whereabouts are not known
The Chinese embassy also is ignorant
of the whereabouts of Earl Li.
Assistance to Baroness Von Ketteler.
WASHINGTON. Auft. 2R.?Th? w**
department yesterday received the following:
'-.-ft .
"TAKU, Chhm. (No date).
"Adjutant General, Washington.
"Have offered assistance to Baroness
von Ketteler; will furnish transportation
and escort Tien TBin few
days; have offered transportation accommodations
to Nagasaki also.
Baroness von Ketteler, the widow of
the murdered German minister to Cblnn.
Is an American, being the daughter
of President Ledyard, of the Michigan
Central railroad, whose home Is at
Detroit, Michigan.
Hunting for Boxers.
(Copyright, 19C0, by Associated Prefs).
PEKIN, Aug. 21, via Taku. Aug. 27.?
Three Russian, two Japanese, one British
and one American battalion
searched the Imperial park south of the
city and about five miles out, for "box*ers."
No armed force was found, but
only a single Chinese scout, who was
Killed. ...
-r-The Japanese are.In .possession of
Imperial summer palace to-day. The
winter palace here Is still closely guarded.
The Russians wish to" destroy it.
A southward movement began to-day
and will continue; but several (detachments)
will remain to protect converts.
At Burton to a Large Audience.
Meeting a Pronounced Success.
Special Dispatch to the Intelllffonoor.
BURTON, W. Va.. Aug. 28.?The first
Republican meeting of the campaign
was held here lost night. The Jr. O. T7.'
A. M. hall was well filled by a representative
audience. The speaker of the
evening was Hon. P. A. Shanor, of
Tyler county. For more than an "hpur
and a half he held the undhtidod attention
of the entire audience with a
fair but forcible exposition of the Issues
of the campaign. He proved qonoluslvely
the correctness of the position
of his party and its superiority in the
management of the affairs of the
country. The meeting was a succeseln
every particular. The greatest ba,pmony
prevails In the Republican ranks
In this district, nnd it will give a good
account of Itself in November.
In the Molineux Case Bring Suit for
Their Fees.
NEW YORK. Aug. 28.?The handwriting
experts who testified in the Molineux
case have entered suit against
the city to collect their fees for services
in this case. According to th?
agreement made with Assistant Die
trlct Attorney Osborne, they were to
receive 550 per day each, their railroad
fare and hotel bills.
The parties to the suit and th?
amount of their claims are as follows:
Edward B. Day, Washington City, $650;
John F. Turrell, Milwaukee, 51,600; De?.
wltt Mann. Syracuse, 51,100; William E.
Hagan, Troy, 51,289 lf?; Albert S. Osborne,
Rochester, 51,2$S 87; Thomaa W.
Cantwell, Albany. $450; Henry t>. Tolman,
Chicago, 51,150: and D. T. Ames,
Mountain View, California, 51,700.
Alabama Makes Good Speed.
ROCKl'ORT. Mass., Aug. 23.?It Is
estimated that the battleship Alabama
on her trial run to-day made an average
speed of 16.6 knots.
Mrs. Dr. Wright Dies.
WATSEKA, Ills., Aug. 28.?Mrs. Dr.
Wright, brought hero from Oilman, III.,
yesterday, hns Just died at 3 p. m. from
the effects,of her wounds.
Movomeut of Steamships.
GLASGOW?Arrived: Astoria, New
LIVERPOOL ? Arrived: Saxonla,
BOULOGNE ? Arrived: Statendam,
New York for Rotterdam.
MOVILLE - Arrived: Corinthian,
Montreal for Liverpool.
AUCKLAND ? Arrived: Alameda,
Snn Francisco via Honolulu, for Syd-'
ney, N. S.*W.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For Went VtrRlnla? Generally fair
Wednesday and Thursday; light northerly
Local Temperature.
The tempernture yesterday observed '
by C. Bchnepf. druggist. corner Market
aud Fourteenth streets, was us follows:
7 a- m 74 13 p. m 91
h. m 78 I 7 p. m 81
12 m ? | Weather-Fair.

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