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VOLUME XIX. MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY, JULY 23, 1900. NUMBER 200. M- JL They Seek the Good Offices of the United States TO END PRESENT TROUBLES. f.9 Final Answer Has Yet Been Made to Communication. UNCLE SAM ALONE IN HIS POLICY. European Government Proceed Upon the Belter Tliut All the Foreign ers la Peking Have Been Killed and Assume Hostile Attitude. Washington, July 23. President Mc Klnley has lecelved what purports to be a direct appeal iron the Chinese Imperial government to use his good offices to extricate that government from the difficult and dangerous posi tion In which it has been placed as a result of the Boxer uprising and ihe ensuing hostile attitude of the great powers. Although the exact text of the ap peal made by the emperor of China to Franco, as outlined in the cable dis patches, has not been made known here, it is believed that the address to the president Is similar interms to that communication. In our case the com munication ws made through Minister Wu to the state department. Thus far a final answer has not been returned. The French government answered at once, but that answer will not serve us. The United States government is con scientiously proceeding upon an en tirely different line of policy In the treatment of the case. Unfortunately the state department finds Itself alone in this, but nevertheless it Is convinced that Its plan Is the best, and it has be hind it the consoling assurance that at present all of the European govern ments have tacitly admitted that an error was made In the beginning In not following the common-sense advice of the United States naval commander at Taku. The point of. difference between the state department and the European governments Is that the latter are pro ceeding upon the belief that all of the foreign ministers and missionaries and guards at Peking have been killed, and insist upon dealing with the Chinese government upon that basis, thereby assuming a hostile attitude that tends to destroy the last chance of availing of whatever friendly sentiment may yet exist among the powerful Chinese viceroys and the imperial government Itself. Thus the French reply, as in dicated In the four conditions laid down by M. Delcasse, sets an Impos sible task for the imperial government in Its present straits, and tends to drive It at once to make terms wth the Box era and Prince Tuan's party. On the other hand, our government, while not guaranteeing the truth of the advices from the Chinese government as to the safety of the foreign minis ters, Is willing to accept the statements temporarily, in the meantime remitting none of Its efforts to get access to Mr. Conger through the use of military force if need be. By following out this policy the state department argues that it retains two chances Instead of one. It may reach Mr. Conger with troops and it may also secure his. deliverance through the friendly offices of some of tne powerful Chinese officials, which the powers are not likely to obtain for their own people by following out their present policy. It may be stated also that the United States government has not and does not intend to relinquish any part of Its claim for compensation and reparation in the ultlnmto settle ment. Its position In that resiiect, it holds, will not be affected unfavorably by prosecuting Its efforts to make use of the friendly sentiments of the Chi nese officials. A particularly deplorable effect of the reasoning of the European govern ments on this point, In the estimation of our government, Is the abandon ment of the Idea that there Is particu lar need for haste and for taking even desperate chances In the effort to get the International relief column through to Peking. It Is true that the latest advices from Taku indicate that whereas Is was originally estimated by the foreign commanders that the expe dition could not be started before Aug 15, It is now regarded by theni ns pos sible to make a beginning about Aug. 1, But thomllltary experts here, who have been" closely scanning all reports from Tien Tsln that appear to be APPE OF CHWESE worthy of credit, feel that even now the way Is open to Peking and that the march should begin with the force at present on the Pel-Ho, leaving the powers to bring up reinforcements to reopen the base, should the first expe dition be cut off. Acordlng to the latest official reports the country around Tien Thin Ib clear of hostile Chinese. The administration is determined to keep aloft from any movement that would unnecessarily entangle the gov ernment of the 'United States in Chi nese affairs. It, of course, must Join heartily with the other powers In the effort to reach Peking, but It does not follow from that co-operation that It will be led Into taking part in any bick erings or dissensions that ensue over the future of China after our people navo been taien care of. It is the In tention of the administration to with draw our forces, military and naval, after the Americans In Peking have been relieved, and wash Its hands of Chinese affairs, looking only to the preservation of such privileges as It has a right to retain for Americans. Imperial ISdlct Issued. Washington, July 23. Further proof of an official character of the mistake made by foreign commanders in the tttack upon the Taku forts is contained in a communication Just received by the state department from United States Consul Fowler at Chefu. He had transmitted an imperial edict which was supplied to him by telegraph by the Chinese governor of Shan Tung, Yuan Shih-Kai, at Tst-Nan, the capital of the province. It was issued on July 17 and relates to the present hostilities between China and the foreign power. The dispatch containing the edict came to the state department in such con fused phraseology that it is impossible to do more than approximately state its sense. The edict appears to state In begin ning that, owing to the trouble existing between the Christians and the popu lace and the subsequent, seizure of tho Taku forts, which aroused the military to arms, the Imperial court was laying great weight upon Its International re lations. The Manchu generals, therefore, vice roys and governors, are ordered to as certain whether the merchants and mlsisonarles of the various nations re siding in the open ports are being pro tected, and the assertion is made that prefects and magistrates have been sent repeated imperial edicts to protect the legations. Orders also have been sent to the provincial authorities to protect the missionaries. While hos tilities have not yet ceased, the Chinese officials are directed to give protection to the merchants and others of the various nations In accordance with treaties and must not fall to obey. Views of un American. Chicago, July 23. JoOin P. Roberts of Shanghai, an American civil en gineer who has spent 3 years in China, and who left Shanghai last May, passed through Chicago on his way to New York to visit his oldjiome. "Knowing the Chinese as I do," said Mr. Roberts, "I have little doubt but that all the foreigners In Peking were murdered long ago. The government is weak and the mob undoubtedly got the upper hand. I know too much of what Chi nese mobs have done in the past to doubt that they murdered the foreign era. An army of 40,000 regular troops is all that is necessary to take Peking," he continued. "The Btorles to the ef fect that the Chinese have an army of 950,000 men are ridiculous. There are not more than 20,000 drilled troops in China. The rest are poorly organized and poorly armed. If they had modorn arms they would not know how to use them, and they do not constitute an effective fighting force." LI Huug Chang at Shanghai. Shanghai, July 23. Li Hung Chang, who arrived here on the steamer An ping from Hongkong, was coldly re ceived. The native officials sent an escort of 300 armed troops, but, as the French consul objected to their pas sage through the French settlement, they were withdrawn, and Earl LI landed under an escort of 12 French police. Once out of French Jurisdiction ho was handed over to the cosmopoli tan settlements police, who escorted him to his place of residence. The con suls have decided not to call upon Li Hung Chang officially. Buttery Receives Rush Orders. Fort Riley, Kan., July 23. Rush or ders have come for the Seventh United States battery of heavy artillery at Fort Riley to proceed with all haste to the orient, calling for orders at Na gasaki. General Merrlam promulgated the order In Denver. The battery was oganlzed during the Spanish war, and since that time has been Idle. The equipment embraces the heaviest cali ber guns In the service, with a full complement of mortars, attended by 250 men and 10 officers. A VESSEL CUT IN TWO. Cunard Steamer Campania Collides With the Bark Fmbleton. TWO OTHER STEAMERS IN A MIX-UP A Dozen Persons Drowned In the First Disaster, While Mve Were Killed Outright In the 5eeoud. London, July 23. A dense fog hung over the British channel and the Cu nard line steamer Campania, en route from New York for Liverpool, struck the Liverpool bark Embleton, bound for New Zealand, amidships, cutting her In two. The Embleton sank im mediately. Seven of the crew were rescued, but It is believed the other 11 members of the ship's company, In cluding the captain, were drowned. The Campania had her bows stove in, but arrived safely at Liverpool Ave and a half hours late. Passenger Steamers Collide. Belfast, July 23. In a collision out side Belfast lough, between the local passenger steamers Dromedary and Alligator, five passengers were killed and more than 5 more or less seriously injured. In many cases the amputation of legs was necessary. There were 600 passengers on board the two vessels, and terrible scenes followed the colli sion. It Is feared that some others have been drowned. Trial of Powers. Georgetown, Ky., July 23. The Pow ers murder conspiracy trial was re sumed at 9 o'clock. The attorneys on both sides are observing the utmost secrecy regarding their movements and it is impossible to forecast with ac curacy what step they will take next, but it Is said the prosecution will not allow any evidence, if it has bearing on the question as to the man who fired the shot, to come out on thK Powers is indicted as an accessory be fore the fact for conspiring with others to have the murder committed, and all of the evidence as to the identity of the assassin is to be held In reserve for the trial of Jim Howard, Berry How ard and others Indicted both as princi pals and accessories. Fire Controlled. Sandwich, Mass., July 23. The great forest Are, which had been sweeping through this section of the Cape Cod district for two days, was finally placed under control at midnight. Extensive back fog and an advantageous direc tion of the wind accomplished the re sult. This was the greatest forest fire this section has ever known, and the district Includes a track of about 30 square miles. The loss has not been estimated. The Are was started by berry pickers. Startling Suicide. Columbus, O., July 23. Mrs. Emma G. Graham, widow of Hon. A. A. Gra ham, for years secretary of the Ohio Historical and Archaeological society, committed suicide at an by hanging herself with a clothesline in the kitch en of her rooms. She left a note re questing that hor children prevent her from committing suicide by sending her to the insane asylum. Her body was discovered by her son Fred. Reward Kor a Nrekluce. Paris, July 23. Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chicago, one of the members of the United States commission to the ex position, advertises an offer of a re ward of $500 for Information leading to the return of a necklace valued at $17,000, which Is missing. The neck lace is composed of emeralds set with diamonds and other Jewels, among the emeralds being one of the finest speci mens extant. Result of a Family Quarrel. Cincinnati, July 23. At Newton, au eastern suburb, David Brown, an hor- tlor, killed Mark Robinson and fatally wounded Frank Murphy. The shoot ing was the outcome of an old family quarrel and all are said to have been drinking. Murphy camo to town with Robinson and was shot first, while Brown was shooting at Robinson. Mur phy Is not expected to survive the night. Duke of Arcos Will Attend. Chicago, July 23. Tho Duke of Ar cos, tho Spanish minister at Washing ton, will be In Chloago on Monday, Aug. 27. General John C. Boack, chair man of tho Invitation committee from tho Grand Array oncampment, has re ceived a letter from tho first secretary of tho Spanish legation that sets aside all doubts on this point. Managua, Nicaragua, July 23. The government of Nicaragua has ad dressed a communication to tho direc tor of the Pan-American exposition declining to participate. COUNT MOM mini... Ills Advcrxury In the Thori:t In a Duel. Paris, July 23. Count Bonl de Car tellane, who married MIjj Anna Gou d of New York, fought a duel with 6words with Count Orlowskl, In the outskirts of Paris. In the first assault Count Orlowskl was wounded in the thorax and the duel was stopped by the doctors. The conditions were that the duel should continue until one of the combatants was absolutely unable to go further. The cause of the duel was a newspaper article reciting a quarrel occuring in Count Bonl de Cas tellane's house. Count Orlowskl was charged by Castellane with Inspiring for the article. The seconds failed to reach a satisfactory arrangement and docided that a meeting was necessary. Plot Discovered. Washington, July 23. The secretary of war has been furnished with copies of some Interesting documents relating to an alleged plot against the authori ties in Manilla, which were dlscoered In the district of San Miguel. The se cret service department, under Lieu tenant Charles R. Trowbridge, Elev enth cavalry, early In June stumbled upon an Insurgent recruiting office, sit uated In an Isolated locality, where the work might not be carried on without attracting notice. One room of the house was fitted up as an office and a large quantity of blank forms, bearing the headline, "Republlqua Fillplna," were found. In a cupboard which had been securely fastened Trowbridge and his men discovered a large quantity of papers of recent date, the latest being dated June 7. They consisted of orders from Agulnaldo and letters of encour agement and instructions from that leader and other insurgent chiefs. A document which excited a great deal of Interest was one which contained the details of a plot arranged evidently to excite an uprising in Manilla. Killed His Wife. Evansville, Ind., July 23. Herman Strausser, a railroad man, shot his wife four times, killing her instantly. He then killed himself. Strausser left his wife some time ago, and she obtained a divorce on the ground of failure to provide. She then sought employment, and got a p'ace as cook in a resort. He wen to the place who e his wife was emplcjed and called ht outside. Without saying a word he drew his pistol and began firing. Four shots took effect In her head and breast. After being shot twice the woman fell to her knees and expired. He then placed the weapon to his old temple and fired, falling over dead. Suit For Damage. Kansas City, July 23. Judge John F. Philips of the United States district court filed suit for $30,000 damages against Mayor James L. Reed, Robert L. Gregory and Hugh Ward, police commissioners; John Hays, chief of police, and Patrick Bray, police cap tain. He asks $20,000 for alleged false arrest, and $10,000 for being prosecuted in police court, which he sets forth as a malicious act. The suit is the out come of a factional war that culmin ated May last in the arrest of several Judges of election, mong them Judge Philips, and their forcible ejection from the voting booths. Saw a ' hell. New York, July 23. Captain Berg of the Savannah line steamer City of Birmingham reports that when pass ing Sandy Hook shortly after noon Friday, bound in from Savannah, a shell which was fired from the Sandy Hook proving grounds dropped In the water between his vessel and the shore about 150 feet from the vessel, and rlcochettlng passed over his vessel about midships. There was great ex citement aboard the vessel, at which was considered a very narrow escape, and many of the passengers were very much frightened. Message From Reraey. Washington, July 23. The navy de partment received tho following cable gram from Admiral Romey, dated Ta ku, July 20: "Tien Tsin quiet. Latest report, Russian sources, July 13, lega tions at Peking still holding out. Re liability of this information uncertain. Major Reagan, Captains Noyese and Bookmiller, First Lieutenants Lawson and Schoeffel, wounded, Ninth Infan try officers, and Second Lieutenant Jolly, marine corps, sick, now aboard Solaco. Expect about 30 wounded mon. Will then send all to Yokohama hos pital." Survey Completed. Managua, Nicaragua, July 23. Gen eral Alexander, who was appointed by Prosldont Cleveland boundary arbitra tor between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, has arrived at Managua with his en gineers, having completed the bound ary survey. General Aloxandor is re ceiving gieat attention from the g a ornment of K i t?m WEEK IN PHILIPPINES. ) flclal Report of Number Killed, Csplurcd or Surrendered. CAPTAIN ROBERTS OUT ON PAROLE. Amnesty Resolutions Adopted by Representative Filipinos Sent to Atinltialdo Natives to Celebrate. Manilla July 23. It Is officially re ported fbnt last week 200 insurgents were killed and 130 surrendered or were captured. One hundred rifles were taken. Twelve Americans were killed and 11 wounded. This includes the casualties of Colonel William E. Blrkhlmcr's engagement with a forcu of the Twenty-eighth volunteer Infan try who attacked 200 Insurgent rifles entrenched .two miles east of Taal kill ing 38. A detachment of the signal corps while repairing wires was twice ambushed. Captain Charles D. Roberts of the Thirty-fifth volunteer infantry, who was captured by the Filipinos last May, has arrived here on parole. He will not return to captivity. Senor Buenramlno last Thursday sent to Agulnaldo, by meano of Agul naldo's mother, the amnesty resolutions adopted by the meeting of representa tive Filipinos here on June 21, together with General MacArthur's answer to them and other documents bearing upon the restoration of peace. It Is understood that Agulnaldo will sum mon his advisers and that a reply may be expected within a month. Filipinos hero will give a banquet next Saturday In celebration of Presi dent McKInley's order of amnesty. Troops Kor China. New York, July 23. Companies H and I of the Eighth United States In fantry moved off the transport McClel lan and started for Fort Snelllng, Minn., over the New York Central rail road. The men will wait for the mem bers of the regiment who are coming north on another transport, and after the recruiting of the organization to Its full number will be sent to China. The two companies number about 2-10 men and ollleers. The men have been In Cuba IS months, but they looked to be In fine condition. It was said that the other eight companies of the regi ment, which are coming north on a transport, were delayed by a storm off Cape Hatteras. Agreement Reached. Chicago, July 23. After months of idleness 30 contractors, many of them members of the Building Contractors' council, have entered into an agree ment with the officers of the Stone cutters' union to resume work and to submit all differences which may arise to a permanent arbitration committee of 10. The agreement takes away from the business agents of the Stonecutters' union a large part of their power, as, according to Its provisions, they are unable to order a strike until the mem bers of the arbitration committee have been unable to agree and their union has voted to order a strike. Trade of Philippines. Washington, July 23. The division of customs and insular affairs, war de partment, has made public its regular monthly bulletin on the subject of the trade of the Philippine Islands for the six months ended Dec. 31, 1699. The total value of merchandise Imported Into the Islands for this period was $11,456,670, of whloh $572,346 worth was admitted free of duty. The total amount of Import duty collected wan $2,071,706. Tho total exportation from the archipelago amounted to $7,645,626. The export duty collected was $237,856. The total Importation of both gold and slher during this period was $1,251, 357; exportation, $1,297,416. Killed by a Policeman. Menominee, Mich., July 23. Joseph Mitchell, a cigarmaker, was shot and instantly killed by Chris Eck, a Marl tte policeman. The former was in toxicated and resisted arrest. Eck gave himself. up. Ho claims that Mitchell had a companion who attompted to take the prlFoner away from him, and he says that .In discharging his re volver to call assistance Mitchell got within range and wan accidentally klllod. Paris, July 23. The Berlin corre spondent of The TempB says: "It Is as serted in Berlin that the emperor of China has sent a telegram to Emperor William deploring the assassination of Baron Von Ketteler by the rebels, and declaring that the murderers are being actively sought and will be punished. He also exprossos a hope that the rela tions of China with Germany would not suffer from this state of things." iS-