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VOL. VI.?N?. 27.
XUKFOLK, VA., WEDNKSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1900." KHiUT PAOEsT
THREE CENTS PER COPY.
MARCH ON PEKIN
Official Announcement of an In?
tention to Advance.
A TALK WITH SALISBURY
United State? Ambassador Clioatu See? the
Uritiidi I'remelr, Who Says (Jront Brit
ian 11 its no Idea of Dcluylni; tho Attack
on (lie Chinese Capital -Tint Situation of
the Legations Tho Casualties-Boxers
Commended Tho Hope of Chinu-Le?
gations Eagerly Awaiting Relief.
: London, July 31.?In the House :
: of Common? to-day the Par
: I lumen tar y Secretary for the :
: Foreign Office, Mr. Brodcrlck, an- :
: nounced the receipt of a dispatch :
: from General sir Alfred Gazclee, :
: commanding Ihc British forces in :
: China, stating that he contem
: plated an immediate advance oil :
: Pekln, and that lie hoped to have :
: the co-opcratlon of the allied :
: forces. :
ENGLAND WON'T DELAY.
London, July 31.?The IT. S. Ambas?
sador, Joseph 11. Choute, saw Lord
Salisbury this evening und ascertain?
ed his views with regard to the
changes in the Chinese situation
brought by the direct dispatches from
Pekln. Lord Salisbury assured Mr.
Clioatu that Great Britain had no in?
tention of delaying the advance on
l'ekin nor, so far us In- knew, had
nny other Power. Lord Salisbury en?
tirely ncciulosced in Secretary Hay's
desire that the advance be undertaken*
as speedily us possible, He had no In?
tention of bargaining with China in
any way. shape or form until the Min?
isters were safe under their own mil?
The Associated Press correspondent
here understands that China is mnk
InK strenuous efforts t>> come to some
agreement with tin- Powers previous
to handing over the Ministers; but this
will not be considered for a moment.
Once Pekln has been reached and the
Ministers have regained their liberty,
the Powers have agreed, aggression
Will cease nnd reparation will become
n matter of negotiation. Lord Salis?
bury believes It may still be proved
that the Chinese Government is not
responsible for the attacks on the le?
gations, except in so fur us all Govern?
ments are responsible for the mainten?
ance of order.
it Is expected that within a few days
free communication win be established
With the Ministers in Pekln.
SITUATION OP LEGATIONS.
London. July 81.-6:10 p. m ? A special
dispatch from Tien Tsin says:
"A Pekin message, dated July 21. re?
ports that the first outside news
reached there July is. The failure of
the relief expedition made the siege far
more perilous. On June is the Tsung
LI Yamen broke off relations. June 20
china declared war. Baron Kettelcr
and Krauels James; an English profes?
sor, were murdered. < Ivor loo non
combatants occupied the British lega?
tion, l understand converts are hold?
ing the North Cathedral. A thousand
refugees occupied the Palace <>r Prince
Lu. A truce began July 17. after
twenty-six days of fierce assault. One
night the shclllnA was uninterrupted
fur six hours.
"Four attempts were made to tire the
British legation. Two attacks resulted
in the ruin of Hnnley College (the Chi?
nese Natlonnl College).
"The cowardice of the Chinese pre?
vented a successful rushing. Ti.ihP
killed or dead is: German, 10; Japan.
10: French, 11; British, 5; Russian, 4;
American 7; Italians, 7; converts, 0.
Total, with wounded. OS.
"The correspondents, Morrison, Bold
nnd Tementy, tire 111.
"At least 2,000 Chinese hav been
"Tho Americans occupy n strong
position in the city wall.
"Provisions are still sufficient. The
hospital arrangements are excellent.
Everybody is much exhausted by con?
BOXERS c< >M MENDED.
"Imperial edicts have commended the
'Boxers' anil ordered missionaries to
leave the Interior, and commanded all
Viceroys to help l'ekin: but un edict,
dated July 18, enjoins protection and
promises compensation. The report
that a largo relief force was coming
produced this change.
"Foreign governments should beware
of being hoodwinked."
THE Hi iPE I IF CHINA.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
London. July 31.?Telegrams from
Shanghai reiterate that the Empri .-.
b it pekln three weeks ago, and that
she will proclaim Sl-Nga-Fu, the capi?
tal within P.kin walls. The Chinese,
nevertheless, profess confidence that
the Jealousies of the powers will pre?
vent them reaching the capital, scurf
at the idea of a punitive force nnd brag
of their ability to ultimately recover
all leased territory and compel a revis?
ion of the treaties to their advantage.
D1FFIC1 LT AM? DANGEROUS.
London, July 81.?The allies now
confront a most difficult and danger
Otis problem. With.>ui doubt the min?
isters are held by the Chinese as hos?
tages; nnd 'he outcome of the advance
on l'ekin. which, in alt probability, has
already begun, will be awaited with
Inl hse onxici v.
To-day's dispatches show that the
allies, notably the Javanese, have been
pushing their preparations with fever?
ish haste, organizing a service of pack
turts. train's and Junks, ? is report?
ed from Berlin that Lieutenant-Gen?
eral Von Lessctt, commanding the
German forces in China, whom Em?
peror William has just promoted ;<>
the rank of general comnndlng an
army corps, has been selected as com
mander-in-chlef <>f the allied forces.
THE REAL DANGER.
The Chinese are strongly entrenched
at Wang Tsun, from which position,
however. It is believed, ihev can be
ejected without great difficulty. The
danger Is that, if defeated there, the
Chinese will retire on l'ekin and put
tiie remainder of the Europeans to
it is also reported that the advance
of the allies will be the signal for the
Chinese authorities to compel all for?
eigners to quit the capital, In which
event they might be(.e tho prey uf
the fanatical Boxers.
Tails. July SI.?The Minister of Ma?
rine, M. De i.anessen, to-day received
the following dispatch from Admiral
"Che Foo, July 20.?Many symptoms
of greater calm, notably an imperial
edict, are reaching us at Che Foo, in
which the Chinese Government says it
Is not responsible for the condition of
affairs: that all their acts have been
towards the maintenance of peace, and
that they Intend in respect the treaties
towards foreigners and missions.
BATTLE IN PROGRESS.
Shanghai, July 30.?The Japanese
have news that ten thousand Chinese
are attacking New ChWang, with four
thousand Russians opposing them.
The news was received yesterday;
EAGERLY AWAITING RELIEF.
Rome, July 31. The commander of
the Italian cruiser Elba "t Tien Tsin
received the following telegram to-day
from the Japanese military attar-he at
Pekln. dated July 22:
"The legations are eagerly awaiting
relief. Cannot hold out long. Sixty
QUEEN VICTORIA'S LOSS
her second son dies op heart
(By Telegraph to Virginian -Pilot.)
Coburg.Jnlv 31.?Prince Alfred Ernest
Albert. Duke <>f Saxe-Coburg, died at 10
o'clock last night at Rosenau Castle
from paralysis of the heart.
London, July 31.?The news of the
death of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg
Goth, second son of Queen Victoria,
has created a sensation in London, as
it. was totally unexpected. There were
many (tillers at Clarence and Marl
bbrough houses and tb-- Lord Chamber?
lain's olllce. The lings were half
The Queen wps deeply affected and
the Prince of Wales cancelled the ar?
rangements for attending Good Wood
to-day. where his hoi ? Lueknow was
the favorite in the race for the Stew?
The Lord Mayor of London sent a
message of condolence t<i the Queen on
behalf <>f the citizens of London, ex?
pressing the hope that the sympathy of
the nation would prove a solace and
comfort In her bereavement.
Li.int.m. July :ti.--Tiie funeral of the
late Duke Will he held nt Coburg cn
Friday; August 3. The Prince of Wales
will represent the Queen. 11? will lie
accompanied to Coburg by cither his
son. the Duke of York, or his brother,
the Duke of Connaught.
NEW ORLEANS RIOT
POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED
WITH CO WAR D ICE.
(Py Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New Orleans, July "I.?A special com?
mittee of tic Pi in ,, p.-ani. appointed
to investigate the conduct of the po?
lice oiii. ers, who were detailed to as?
sist Captain Day In the arrest of
Charles, the negro murderer, Monday
night last, and who, if lin y bad arrest?
ed him, i robably would have prevent?
ed tie- rioting which followed, has re?
commended that i barges of cowardice
he brought against Sergeant Aucoln,
Corporal Trehchurd and Ofllcerkt Can
ireiie. Pinion and Pcrnlar. and of de?
serting his post against Detective
Woodwnrth, in the affair ?.f Friday,
when Sergeant Porteous and Officer
Lally were killed by Charles.
Arrnnirino: for Nlr- Bryan.
(By Telegraph to YirginlanrFllol)
Chicago, July 31.?National Commit
tecmnn Thomas Gahnn, of Illinois, an I
the local Democratic leaders held a
conference to-day with Chairman J. G.
Johnson and Secretary Charles A.
Walsh, of the Democratic National
Committee to arrange for the coming
of w. J. Bryan and Adlal E. Stevenson
on Tuesday next. Mr. Bryan will
rcirch ? n:. rrgn rrnn?rnoTmrfR .iii i ??
part for Indianapolis, accompanied by
the Cook County Democracy at 1:30 p.
m. the same day on a special train.
I Hiring tin Ir sh'.rt stay in Chicago the
Democratic nominees will be enter?
tained by party leaders.
Four Woman Drowned
(Py Telcstaph ;.> Virginian-Pilot.)
Ocean City. N. J., July 31.? Four
young wi.ineu residents of Philadel?
phia met a tragic fate In the surf here
to-.lay about noon, and their hostess,
Mrs. Median, of the same city, who
was bathing with them, was rescued
by a life guard in an unconscious stale.
Tic drowned \v< i??:
Elsie and Virginia Lowe, nr.?.) is and
20 years, respectively, daughters of Dr.
Clemen I Lowe.
Jennie and Birdie Lonsdnle, aged 10
nnd -.; years, respectively, daughters of
(Vir- Bryan Confident.
(Py Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York'. July 31. -Chairman Jone?,
of tin- National Democratic Committee,
this afternoon sent a number "f tele?
grams to different points Instructing
Democrats t" me t with him in Wash?
ington, and there discuss the situation
as he found it in New York, tie said
that lie was satisfied that tho various
factions in the State would work In'
harmony for the ticket. Yesterday af?
ternoon elmiru.;.n Junes received a let?
ter from W. J. Bryan. He said that
the letter BtlOWOd that Mr. Bryan Was
confident. He would n.>t reveal any
of its contents.
Tho Corhett-McCoy ripht.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York, July 31.?James J. Corbett
an>! "Ki.l" McCoy wore matched this
afternoon to fight before the Twentieth
Century Club on the- night of August
3d. The men will go 25 rounds under
Marquis <?;" Queensberry rules. Huh
men sighed articles of agreement. The
winner will take to |ier cent, and the
loser 80 per cent. Charley White will
be referee. The men will wear band?
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilol.)
Clinton. O.. July 31.?president Mc?
Kinley, accompanied by Secretary' Cor
1 el you, v.iii leave Canton .it 1:30 Wed?
nesday afternoon via the Pennsylvania
railroad, reaching Washington Thurs?
day cnrly. where he expects to remain
two days. He will return here In a
IS VERY ANGRY
Indignation and Horror at the
Murder of Italy's King.
STRONG SYMPATHY IS FELT
His Assassination is Saitl to Ho tho Result
of u l'tot -Information About tho Assas?
sin?Tho Ministry Issues a Manifesto
in tho Name or tho ' w >(lug?The
Body of tho Deatl Klng-llrcssl Ready
to Resume Operations If Released from
Iii? Present Environments.
(P.y Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
London. July 31.?The entire Euro?
pean press utters a cry of Indignation
and horror ut the Monzn crime and ex?
presses sympathy for Italy and Queen
Margherlta. The difficulty of dealing
with such insensate anarchist outrages
is emphasised In many quarters.
The Daily Chronicle observes: "Tho
danger that hilled Cnrnot was no Pro?
test against 'monarchical Institutions;'
and Bressl, who has been In America,
might have just as coherent a motive
for taking President McKlnley's life as
ho had for shooting Humbert."
WAS A PLOT.
Homo. July 31.?The Tribunal says
the assassination of King Humbert Is
believed to have been tho result of a
plot, A non-militant archlst recently
declared, so the Tribunal asserts, that
it meeting had been held In Paris, at
whi. h lots were drawn and several per?
sons were selected t<> kill tho King.
THE ASSASSI .V.
Vienna. July 31.?It Is asserted that
Bressi, King Humbert's shiver, stayed
at Budapest two yours ago, at which
tlino he had plenty of money and at
tractcd the attention of tho police, who
suspected him of being an anarchist or
of having anarchist proclivities. Sud?
denly, on the news of the assassination
of Empress Elizabeth, of Austria, he
disappeared. Many arrests of Italian
suspects have occurred recently at
Ischl, the summer residence of the
Heine. July 31.?In the absence of
tho now King, the ministry has Issued
in his name a manifesto to the nation
"King Victor Emmanuel 111.,In as?
cending the throne, has to perform the
painful duty of announcing to the coun?
try, the awful calamly which has v il ?
li nt!y cut short the valuable lifo of
"Tho nation, wounded in Its sincere
affection for the august dead, and in
a sincere feeling of devotion and ad?
hesion to the dynasty, while execrating
tin: cruel crime will bo plunged into
profound grief for the venerated mem?
ory of n good, brave and magnanimous
Klngi the pride of his people and the
worthy perpctuntor of the traditions
of the house of Savoy, by rallying
with unshakable loynlty around his au?
gust successor. Italians will prove by
their deeds that their institutions do
DEAD KINO'S BODY.
Monza, July 31.?The body of King
Humbert, dressed in black, lies to-day
in the bed ordinarily used by him.
Around the massive candelabra holding!
tapers at tho foot und head <>r the bed
on- ilowers placed by Queen Margherl
t.i. who passed the long hours of tho
night in prayer by the hod on whfch
the hotly lies. Father Bignaml, the
court chaplain. Is in Immediate charge
of tin- bier. Tho Cardinal Archbishop
<>r Milan has ordered requiem mass in
.;i iha churches of his diocese.
Enormous numbers of telegrams of
regret and condolence continue n> ar?
rive, including messages from the most
illustrious families of Hume.
The formal act of recording the death
of King Humbert was drawn up at l
o'clock this morning in the King's
bedroom. It was witnessed by fount
Rudlnl, former prime minister, und tho
royal household. The president of the
Semite acted as notary for ihc crown.
The ministers of the Interior and other
officials were present.
Brcssie maintains an air of the ut?
most cynicism. In the course of his
examination he declared hints 1' to bo
a revolutionary anarchist, and said he
was ready to resume operations if ho
IN I ?EFINITE INFORM ATI < >\'.
Rome. July 51.?The police are push?
ing Inquiries in nil directions, hut the
Information with regard to tin- assassin
Kress; is not yet very definite H ap?
pears that when he was searching for
t idglngs on Friday at Monr.n he was
nccompnnled by a young man, whom
tho police are now seeking. The pistol
tho asshsln med was a new and supe?
rior weapon, marked "Massachusetts."
Tin- police of Milan searched the house
of a man named Rani Ha and. It Is re?
ported, found import:-nt papers show?
ing that Bressl hi d relations with per?
sons in the United Stales, and that
communications had passed betweon
him atid them in connection with the
LONG PREME1 'ITATRI>.
Bressi and another Tuscan frequented
tin; cafes in Milan, where they were
overheard discussing a big scheme that
would astonish, tie- world. Everything
goes to show that, the crime was lone;
premeditated, and the police are now
being charged with want of foresight,
II appeals that tho cordons formet
Upon the arrival of the Kim; a! fete
ground wer.- withdrawn prior to his
departure. As the King was leaving a
sort of scuffle occurred, probably pre?
arranged to distract the attention of
The King was so pleased with his
welcome nr. Monza and felt so safe thai
he turned to his aide and said: "I'd
like to ivturn afoot," hut he was dis?
Oppoftcfl to Third Tlckot.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York. July 31.?Although the lo
. nl antl-Tmperlnllsi League ha-* taken
no formal action as yet with reforerti 0
to tho third ticket movement, its Ex?
ecutive Committee has had the sub
Ject miller consideration. There are
seven of the Executive Committee, ami
it was learned to-day that five of these
have already expressed themselves
against a third tieket. Only one fa?
vored it, und one is doubtful.
INDEPENDENCE OF CUB A
SECRETARY OF WAR ISSUES IM?
(By Telegraph to Vlrginian-Pllot.)
Washington. July 31.?The War P.<
partim nt to-day promulgated the fol?
lowing order fixing the time of the
holding of the Cuabn election for the
selection of delegates to the constitu?
Whereas, the Congress of the United
States by Its joint resolution of April.
-<>. IS98, declared:
"That the people of the Island of
Cuba are and of right ought to be free
and Independent." i
"That the United States hereby dis?
claims any disposition or Intention to
exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or
control over said Island, except for the
pacification thereof, and asserts Its de?
termination, when that is accomplish
e 1 to leave the government and con?
trol ".f the island to Its people;
"And whereas, the people of Cuba
have established municipal govern?
or nts, deriving their authority from
the suffrages of the people given under
just and equal laws, and nre now
r.r.dy. in like manner, to proceed to
the establishment of a general govern?
ment. Which shall assflme and exercise
sovereignty, jurisdiction and control
over the island;
"Therefore, it Is ordered that a gen?
eral election he held In tho Island of
Cuba on the third Saturday of Septem?
ber, in the year 1900. to elect delegates
to a convention to meet in the city of
Havana, at 12 o'clock noon, the first
Monday of November, in the year 1900,
to frame and adopt a constitution for
the people of Cuba, and, as a part
thereof to provide for and agree with
the Government of the United states
Upon the relations to exist between
that government and tho Government
of Cuba, and to provide for the elec?
tion by the people of officers under
stich constitution and the transfer of
government to the officers so elected.
"The election will t>a held In the sev?
eral voting precincts of the island un?
der, and pursuant to, the provisions of
the electoral law of April 13, 1?0O, and
the amendments thereof."
Historian Rlclpath Doad.
(Py Telegraph to Virplnlan-Pllot.)
New York. July 31.?John Clark P.ld
rath, the historian, died In the Presby
terian Hospital at 5:30 o'clock this
? veiling from a complication of dls
eases, lie had been a patient in th
hospital since April 26th.
The Legations and Our Marines at
Pekin Are Alive.
REPORT FROM GEN. CHAFFEE
Washington Officials nijcredit tho Rumor
About the Forward March on Pekiu A
ltutlicr Startling Proposlttou-Xo Changs
in Instructions tu General ChuHeoAre
Necossnry-Adinirul Keuiey Ucartl From
?General CbalVeo's Report?The Legs
tlous Plead for Holler.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-FUoL)
Washington, July SI.?Doubt hay
Kivcn way to a feeling akin to a cer?
tainty that the legatloners at Pekin
and the gallant marines who managed
to reach the Chinese capital just In
the nick of time were hot only alive
on July '.2. but, In all probability, are
Still alive and likely to remain so un?
til they are released from their state
of siege. The officials here feel certain
that tho nttnek by the Chinese on the
legations will not be renewed. They
are convinced that tho counsels of the
Viceroys In the great southern an.)
central provinces and the advice of 1.1
Hung Chung have had effect, and that
whoever is in power in Pekin. whether
Emperor, Empress, Citing, Tun?, or
Tune;, now has been made to s<*o the
necessity for the preservation of the
ClIAFFEE'S REPOUT NOT BE?
The officials bore, while anxious that
the movement on Pekin begin at once,
do not attach credence to the rumor
mentioned by General Chaffee that the
forward march was to begin to-day.
There are two reasons for their In?
credulity. In the lirst place Chnffee'S
force, his splendid cavalry and his bat?
tery of artillery, are exactly what are
needed to strengthen a weak spot In
the international column. In the sec?
ond place (and information on this
point comes through European chan?
nels) Fomc of the foreign command
Commanders] of divisions of the allied forces which arc probably enroutc
from Tlon Tsln, China, to Pekin, the Capital, to release foreigners held by the
Chinese Government as hostages.
BUCKET SHOPS RAIDED.
AND NEARLY POUR HUNDRED
PE1 (SONS AUKESTED.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Chicago, July 31.?Nearly 400 persons,
many of whom had never .seen the In?
side of a police station before, were
captured to-day In a wholesale raid on
aliened bucket shops located in the |
down town district, and carried Off to I
the police stations. A dozen firms,
snme of then) connei ted with the Board
of Trade, were visited by the police.
The raid was so perfectly planned that
har.lly a person succeeded In escaping.
Conducted at the busiest hour of the
day on 'Change it created considerable ,
excitement. Bankers on tho Board ofj
Trade practically abandoned business j
for the time to watch with interest tho
police as they galhored in their prison-!
ers in the adjacent buildings. One
prisoner, whose name could not be I
learned, attempted to end his life
rather than fare the humiliation of ar?
rest, lie tried to strangle hlinself with
.*?. towel, l.tit was discovered and bun?
dled Into the patrol. A panic ensued
in ihe rooms uf E. A. Wlrsehlng * Co.
when the police appeared, and several
persons were trampled on in the mad
rich tu escape.
Chief of Police ICIplCy said to-day
that to-day's action by the police was
but the beginning of a series of raids,
which, it is said, will continue until
every alleged bucket shut in Chicago!
shall be driven out of existence.
Soulhorn Railway Extension.
(Py Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
ICnoxvllle, Tenn., July 31.?A move?
ment has been inaugurated at Bristol
and in Grayson county, Vn.. to seek
the extension of the Southern Railway
from Stuart. Va., tu Bristol, a distance
of nhout \2', miles. This road if built
will give Bristol another outlet to;
the East, as (here now exists a branch I
of tip' Southern ir on Stuart to Dan?
ville. Va. It would also give the"
Southi rn another mute from ICnoxvllle
to the East.
Boors Proparing to Rotroat
(Py Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
London, July 31.?The Lorenzo Mar?
ques correspondent of the pally Ex?
"The Puerfi are preparing to retreat
from Watervalboxen. Prank lVttl
grew, son of United Slates Senator
Pettigrew, has arrived there un.l has
joined Commandant General Botha's
pis are still of 111 opinion thai thoy
cannot begin the campaign before the
last week In August, al the earliest.
The United States Government never
lias acceded to this view, ami Is re
iaxlng no effort lo bring about u
(hange of plans on this point. But
our representatives have been met by
tho utmost unanswerable argument
that the decision of this Important
question properly should be loft to the
military" commanders on the spot, who
tm st bear the responsibility for the
outcome of the expedition.
A STARTLING PROPOSITION.
A rather startling proposition was
advanced to-day, which, If adopted,
might put at on..- to the test the Chi?
li -si- profession that the "Boxers," and
not tho Chinese Government* are re?
sponsible for what has happen,-,! In
Pekin. This was to the effect that the
Chinese Government should be In?
formed that the International force was j
prepared to take th.it government at Its !
word, and to join forces with It Inj
crushing out the Insurrection. The!
kernel of just S?l Ii a proposition Is to
bo foiihd In tho last condition laid down
by the President In his reply to the ap?
peal of the Emperor, Kwnng Su, and
there may be a development 111 that
direction sh< rily.
GEN. CtlAFFEE'S INSTRUCTIONS.
Secretary Root says that nothing has
been received from China; either Olli
clally or unofficially, that necessitates
anv change In the Instructions given
Major-Cleneral Cl free, if there Is an
advance on peklh, II is presumed that
such of the United states forces as ore
now ready will pnrtl< Ipnte In the- move?
ment. If dispatches are received nt
Tien Tsln from Minister Conger or
others, in the legations at Pekin. which
change the existing conditions, Mnjnr
Gencral Chaffee wjll act in accordance
with such Information. The Secretary
says General Chaffed has full powers
and has been entrusted with the com?
mand of the United States forces be?
cause of the ennfid ? e the government
has In his ability to meet any situation
that may :> i i- ?
It Is evident from the dispatches re?
ceived from General Ch.iffeo that only
a portion of his force can be utilised if
nn immediate advance is made. It Is
hoi believed thai all of the equipments
Of the last expedition sent from Manila
have been lan.lei. and it is. of bourse
apparent that the horses and most of]
tie- equipments ?>.' the sixth Ca> airy are
still at .-a. Tin- Ninth Infantry and
the two battalions of the Fourteenth I
Infantry, together with the marines,]
are the only (roots of the United States
actually available cn Chinese soil ut
FROM ADMIRAL REMEY.
Washington, July 31.?Tho followim;
dispatch (rmn Admiral Remey was re?
ceived by the Navy Department this
"Che Foo, July 31, 1000.
"Bureau of Navigation, Washington:
"Taku, July 25th. Japanese military
attache. Pekln, letter July reports
legations besieged since June 13th,
Continually attacked from Juno -Oth
until July 17th. Attack then cea ed
and Chinese soldiers apparently dimin?
ishing. Sixty Europeans killed. Tel?
egram from Governor of Shan Tung
addressed to Consular body, che Foo,
Buys: 'Imperial edict states that va?
rious Ministers, except German, are
well and provisions have been sup?
GENERAL CHAFFEB'S REPORT.
Washington. July 31.?Tho War De?
partment has r< cetved the following
cablegram from General Chaffeei
'Adjutant General, Washington:
"Have had interview with Admiral.
Go ashore this afternoon; facilities for
unloading not adequate; therefore dis?
charging slowly. Informed Byron; has
ordered tug for towing two 76-tori
lighters. If tug is obtained discharg?
ing will Improve. Indiana will finish
discharging to-day and proceed to Na?
gasaki; take two days to unload horses
Rellly'fl battery: week before Grant
discharged of cargo, Will see Dagget
to-morrow. Reported In Taku bay In?
tention to make forward movement to?
morrow towards Pekln, details are not
known here. Arrive Tien Tsln 100 late
to-morrow to cable from there. Mes?
sage from Tien Tsln must leave Tong
ku six morning to catch dispatch boat
at anchorage tor Che Foo at four nt\
ternodn. Soon as possible win get defi?
nite Information as regards conditions
and purposes at Tien Tsln. Will cable
PLEADING FOR RELIEF.
Washington. D. C. July 31.?Adjutant
Corbln to-day received a dispatch from
Lieutenant-Commander Coolldgc, com?
manding the Ninth Infantry at Tien
Tsln. It came by way of Che Koo and
Is as follows:
"Tien Tsln. July 27.?Following letter
of Lieutenant-Colonel Shlba, military
attache at the legation of Pekln, dated
July 33, arrived Tien Tsln 25 at 0 O'clock
In the evening:
" ?l'ekin. July 23.?Evening?Wo are
all awaiting impatiently arrival of re?
inforcing army. When are yen coining?
All legations have been blockaded since
ISth last month, and since the 20th we
have been attacked continually night
nnd day by the Chinese soldiers from
more than ten encampments. By a
supreme effort WO are still defending.
Wo are dally awaiting with the great?
est anxiety arrival of reinforcing army,
nnd If you can't reach hero In less than
a week's time It is probable that we
will be unable to hold out longer. Em?
peror nnd Empress Dowager, appear to
be still at l'ekin. Were our reinforce?
ment to arrive very probable that they
would tlee to Wan ShOShnn. Killed
and wounded up to date: Eight killed,
one a captain of Infantry and an am?
bassador's attache; seven seriously
wounded, the llrst secretary of the lega?
tion being one of twenty slightly
wounded. Tho number of Europeans
killed is sixty in all.
(Signed) ?' ?COOLiDGE." ?
MESSAGE FROM CONGER,
Washington, July 31.?The War De?
partment this evening received two
cablegrams from china. The first
From Che Koo (undated).
To Corbln. Washington:
Tien Tsln, July 27.?Message just re?
ceived from Conger says since 16th by
agreement no tiring. Have provisions
several weeks, little ammunition, all
I safe, well.
Report allied forces soon advance.
Practically no looting by Americans:
no unnecessary killing. Indiana ar?
rived 26th. Order MacCanha, Ola den,
both Aliens. Mitchell, Bryce join reg?
(Signed) _DAG l i KT T.
From Che Koo.
To Corbln, Washington:
Tien Tsln, July 30th.?Flintshire ar?
rived 27th. Two hundred and fifty
seven Ninth infantry sick. Ten doc?
tors. 100 hospital corps men, Jo signal
men needed. Unavol la bio delay un?
loading transports. Foreign troops ar?
TIDINGS OF AMERICANS.
Washington. July 31.- The following
telegram was received at the state De?
partment this afternoon from Consul
Fow ler at Che Foo:
i'he Poo, July 3ist.
Secretary of Slate. Washington:
Twenty-first wired Governor for In?
formation Pao Ting Ku. Nine 'lays
unanswered. Wired yesterday. H??
now replies Pao Ting Ku city aa.l
neighborhood thick with rebels, impos?
sible to obtain slightest news or send
messengers. My latest Informal ton
..hows the following were at Pab Ting
Fu: Slmcox, wife, three children;
Hodge and wife; Taylor, Wllkle, Miles,
Morell, Americans; and Bdgnell, wife,
daughter and probably Cooper.
Hlxon ARtiln Dof.itod.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot)
N"W York. July 31.?The or- time In?
vincible George Dixon succumbed to
Tominv Sullivan, of Brooklyn, at Coney
Island to-night In their battle at i-"-'
pounds. Th end came as thi men I
for the seventh round, when "Tola"
O'Rourke, DlXQn'S chief second, admitted
d. f. at for his man and clalmlnH that, his
lefl arm was disabled refused to permit
him to continue, which lefl no other al?
ternative for tli. referee than to do are
Sullivan the victor Blxon woi getting
all the worst of i!.e b dy ?? ? ea; ft
was admlnlstereln? mal just 1? tore the
close of the sixth n ihd ? is looking ap
pcallnglv toward his corner.
Upon examination Dlxon's left arm was
found to be brok? n in two pi ices,
Monument to Indians.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Columbia, S. C July 31.?To-day at;
Fo.t Mill, s. >'.. a nee- imont was ded- '
lea ted to the seventeen Catawba In
dlrins who sorvi '? In tho Seventeenth
South Carolina Regiment, Confederate.
States. Soyors.1 of these braves were'
Uiile.l In battle. The widows of tic ?
are pensioned by the State of South
The Catawba "nation" Is a reserva?
tion of 3.000 acre? given the Indians by i
the State. A great battle was fought
between the Gherokees and Catawbas
in the Seventeenth century, and a
thousand braves fell on each side.
Captain John Lamb to be Renomi
nated for Congress.
THE FAIR SEX IS INVITED
A Wedding that Failed to Materlaliio io?
Want of* Bridegroom?Bilk Wade.inn
Missing Carpenter, Not Dead,as BojporU
ed-Mi.take or Hampton Ofllclal-Nsra
Evidence Discovered la tho GIUlpn?
Cuse-A Disastrous Explosion In Soptu, i
era Railway Shops.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnl?n*J*llotI
Richmond, Va., July 31.?The convent
tlon which will nomlnato Captain John)
Lamb for Congress from this district
to-morrow will bo decidedly unique.
Captain Lamb, for tho second time, hosj
no opposition for the honor, and it was
feared tho affair would be a tame one.
This morning, however, it was decld*
imI to promulgate tho fact that arrange-*
ments would be made for as many 08
the fair sex as cared to come.
Captain Lamb has also provided an
Innovation in the shape of floral deco?
rations, and an excellent band will ren?
der music between the speeches and
during the wults.
A platform will be adopted endorsing
the Kansas City ticket and enunciation
and i'aptaln Lamb will bo nominated
FAILED TO MARRY.
A wedding which failed to take place
last nlghi is creating considerable gos?
sip In the West End. Mr. W. V. Hill
and Miss Edn S. Mallory were to have
wedded at the residence of the pros?
pective bride's parents, and all was in
readiness for the event.
Rev. Dr. J. B. Hutson, pastor of Pine
Street Baptist Church, was promptly
on hand. But tin Important nctor In
the scene?the bridegroom?did not ar?
rive, and after waiting a considerable
length of time the wedding was de?
clared off for the time being.
Nothing on the subject has been-,
hear 1 from Mr. Hill so fax.
WAS NOT MR. WADE.
Three weeks ngo John W. Wade, a
well-known carpenter, disappeared
M om home. Yesterday a telegram was
received from Staunton saying a man
answering his description had died
A relative of Mir. Wade went to
Staunten last night to inspect tha
body. To-day he telegraphed the lat
ter's family that it was not Wade. It
Is now said that tho latter has been
seen about Klchmond recently.
The Chief of Police has received a
letter from Sheriff R. IC Curtis. Of
Hampton, this morning, which reads
"1 have a man by the namo of Robert
11. Carter, who. I understand, is want*
Ott in Richmond for shooting a woman.
His family live out by the Lee Monu?
ment. We have him here for shooting
a man last Saturday night, and when
we get through with him, If wanted
there, let tue now."
No such person is wanted here, bo
far as Major Howard knows.
CILLIC.AN CASE AGAIN.
A gentleman from Tsle of Wight
county, who Is in the city, brings some
Interesting Information. .He says that
new evidence has been discovered,
which will be brought out by the com
monwealth if Gllligan gets a new trial
for the killing of Mr. C. Berverly Tur?
He expresses the opinion that. It will
be very detrimental to the case of Gli
A DISASTROUS EXPLOSION.
An explosion occurred In the foun?
dry portion of the Southern Hallway
shops this evening which will probably
result In the death of Edward Hlnes.
a w hlte inaii. and a negro helper,
name unknown, Both men were badly
burned by molten metal. The face of
Hlnes was almost covered with it und
his body terribly burned.
LESS THAN 1,000 BOERS SURREN
DERED TO ENGLISH.
(Bs T legraph to Ytigtnlan-Pllot.)
Lon Ion, July 31.?A dispatch received
a- the War Ofllce to-day from Lord
? . i.iliy modifies yesterday's
Burn nder of 6,000 federals under Gen?
eral Prlnzloo. It now appears thnt
Generals Prlnzioo, Vllllera and Crow
ther sun 1 lered with 9Sti men, 1,433
955 titles and a Krupp nlne
? r. Some of the leaders In more
I trts of the hills hesitate to
:. on the plea that the> are In
General Prlnzloo. Lord
la that he has directed
1 Hunter to resume.
Jiohor Dlspatchos Prohibited.
(Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press.)
? i.c Foo, July 31.? The Governor of
? Tung has telegraphed to United
1 aaul Fowler that the Tsung
Li . imen directs him to notify the
"that .is the military opera
it Pi kin nnd Tien Tsln arc tin
le I" only messages In plain lan
s, without reference to military
. will be delivered to the Min
The Governor says the rebels
occupy Pao Ku, and Consul Fowler
that the missionaries there hav?
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
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Local Nov. j?Pases 2, 3, 5.
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Virginia News?-Pag* fx
Nona Carotin! r/ew??PStfe 7.
Portsmouth News?Pages 5.
i Berkley News- B.^e 7.
I Peal Estate?Pas* a
? Markets?Page, 3.