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Conic ami Profit by our
Exceptionally Low Prices,
Mil liiwrv i>ri!'H ( """'
111 lIX 1 \ Tumbling Down.
DreM Hats, Tnrbana and Short Back
Sailor*, :ill colun aad •tytes, worth np
|1 '.'■'■, gale price . 25a
Better ones, worth np to $1 75, for thu
■ale Me
Si a display in bhow window
Corsets for 25c
flood strong Summer Conet, told every
where for 50b, f<>r thin «ale '_'.V
Ladies' Linen Skirts for 25c.
ISargaina worth knowing and equally
worth telling about to all jour friendg
and acquaintances, for this sale 25c
I quality Limn Crash Skirt, all
\* irto 7-"'i 1, for thi. j --;tle 25c
These are junt a few of the many Money-Saving Bargains
that we are offering for t his Hale.
Colfax's Greatest Store,
Colfax, Washington.
Largest, moat reliable and quickest mail I A postal mailed to us will secure you a line
•r.liT Ijoum' in the State of Washington. | of samples.
Our Spring Opening of Ladies' Hals,
Bon nets and Millinery Garniture
Mix. .). Kinlier \>ill fake pleasure in receiving and attending
<o the rails <>f her many lady patrons. The entire line jh a very
attractive one, selected by her exclusively in the various Eastern
markets, and consists of many new and beautiful styles. Our
S[»rii!<; and Summer Novelties in I>ry (Joods are being daily re
ceived and placed on sale, and when all are delivered will consist of
Silk Waists, Silk Skirts, Silk Wraps, Summer Silks for Shirt*, Waists and
Suits, Ties, Belts, Buckles, Parasols, Ribbons, Embroideries, Matched Sets of
Embroideries, All Over Embroideries, Laces, All-Over Laces, Nets, Fringes,
Braids, and many oilier Novelties in /.(ir/i?s Lingerie.
<»nr many patrons arc cordially invited to call and inspect
our extensive lines before making their purchased.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
• tf . The last shipment having just arrived,
v \vM' f'f~ we areehowing a complete line of Ladies"
N^vV ■'■"' ~Y Tailor Suite. We guarantee them to ho
V ( '-M, ■ M fc&Z&iv^' W***^ *** ljest Vftlues >n tnis market and ol the
Sdr rnffiffiAw&/:MPm% latest styles. Eton Jackets and Skirts
>(N-tc! \J-fn\-' '■ v'-.V/^-"-"' Wltl' (Joul)le ljox plait.
\l \*}^-r}t*-J ""S»k>. We also offer some excellent bargains
I -'^.Mlr,'' *^f'W^ VTjffl in Ladies' Shirt Waists, from 50 cents
L A I y/TK /wn'l J M $3 upwards.
/\ r" ,/ <T%a I I i? 1 As "Special" for this week we have the
/i *(JMEL j JMU&'] wlebrated "Hudson Uo.vs" Kibbed IIor"
\ < tjig!s?<--i%l Mt '"' cpnts per pair, sold for IT. cents at
1 \ IbS&*-&wi other places.
Pioneer Merchant. Colfax, Washington
<>ur Btock is most complete and prices to suit the times.
Here are a few articles we carry:
Groceries, Crockery, Jelly Glasses, Machine Oil,
Tinware, Graniteware, Hay and Grain,
Tubs, Washing Machines, Fruit, Vegetables,
Baskets, Water Kegs, Confectionery, Nuts,
Fruit Jars and Tops, Cigars, Tobacco,
Crocks, .lugs and Pots, Tropical Fruits, etc., etc.
Kffjra and Poultry wanted in large or t-mall quantities, for which we pay cash
or merchandise. Bring us all you bare.
1 1""" Ma" :s •- Free Delivery. Colfax, Washington
y^s *t is 'ia* y°u see v a ns
Cx<^\ %^S^V r> $2i/*** or other Jewelry depends on your
nJw!^ vwf^f I? Mm knowledge of such matters. It in
\ '_^ y-^ easy to mistake baser metals for
C^L / | ®\) Y^ mT gold—imitations for real jewels.
Sy^x^C^x *uk. fl bL Here ie the safe plan: come to us. We
&G / \V__ j^^JT^^B \V know all about the quality of our goods
Jl^^^^^Jm^m /«V\K and we give you the benefit of our ex
g r^T^ **~±zst*^^* r!eJ n perience and our honest valuation.
W^^J^^j'/~) f^r{ Watches, Rings, Bracelets,
W^\/^^^ City Jewelry Store
_/_ _" 3X. JLm Rose.
Try the COLFAX DRUG STORE ** your
IMM^C^DTDTTAATO and see if .you canlt sAvi: »»
I\ ljnl l\ I I\fi\ k 1 MONEY. Only the purest drugs, ac
-^^«-^--^ j.j-v^.ir^ curately prepared.
Next Door to Poetoffice. Telephone, Alain 1. C. F. STUART, Propr.
- FARMERS' DRUG STORE. l^criptionß carefully componnded.
Summer Wash Goods
Printed liatiHte Lawna in new and choice
styles, stripe and figured deei^nn, Bold
everywhere for B|c yd. for thin sal^, yd 3c
! A^'onta Novelties, eplendid quality, larj<e
UKxtm«ot of styles in both light and
dark effect, well worth I2jo and 15c a
I yard, for thin Hale, per yard (),■
: Fine and larjje figured Organdie, beautiful
French designs, in light and dark color
ings, regular :55c <iuaiity, this sale, yd. .ll'.'.c
; An Extra Special in this Sale.
720 jiairn Ladies 1 seamless fast black Cofc
ton Hose. Regular selling price of these
elegant hose Kij :. We have all sizee,
i and the sale price is just BJc
taprtMt. CHAS. PLATT.
liflmu . j Inl!i mMm
(iiilliored From Hills, Yallejf
and Plains of the Tnion.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers.
Wednesday, June 13.
Die St. Lonia street car strike seems abou
at iin end.
W. A. Clark and F. An* Heinz4 an
nounced that the eipht-hour day would be
put in force in their Montana mines July 1.
"Win. Kerr, president of the Adams county
hank- at Hading, Nebraska, bought a gold
buck for $13,600. He has received word from
the Denver mint, to which ho tent it, that it
is copper.
*,! e rpP"rts of the city assessors show that
v\ i!liam J. L'ryan pays more taxes on person
al property than any other man in Lincoln or
Lancaster county, in 1899 his property was
assessed at $2890 and this year at 84560. The
increase is mostly bank accounts and credits.
The Ohio democratic state convention, after
a continuous session of over nine hours, ad
journed. It was a slate-smashing, a record
breaking convention. The McLean men said
yesterday they were asking tor nothing, and
they certainly got nothing. They helped
those who have been opposed to them to the
places of the party distinction and responsi
bility. There was so much disorder that the
chairman sent for a detachment of police.
The United States court of claims has pass
ed vi on the suit of Admiral William T.
Sampson and others under his command at
Santiago for prize money on account of the
destruction of the Spanish fleet. The court
declares that Admiral Sampson was the Com
mander-in-chief and that Commodore Schley
was the commanding officer of a division of a
squadron thereof, on duty under the orders
of Admiral Sampson. The Spanish squadron
ifl found by the court to have been interior to
to the American force, and a bounty of $100
therefore was awarded for every officer and
man under Admiral Cervera'r command. The
total amount of bounty money allowed is
$166,700, of which Admiral Sampson will re
ceive 58335, and Admiral Scldey about §l! 000.
Thursday, .lune 14.
Governor Geer of Oregon wedded Mies
[sabelle Trullinger at Astoria.
John A. Lynch Buioided at Berkeley, Calif.
He wa* :i member of the Hayes-Tilden return
ing hoard in Louisiana.
\ ertnont democrats declared for Bryan and
the Chicago platform. The Georgians did
likewise, and the Miseouriana followed suit.
Judge Belcher at Hun Francisco decided
that marriages of divorcees contracted out of
the state before the expiration of a year after
divorce are illegal ai,d void. It affects not
less th;in 1300 California couples married at
Keno, Nevada, alone.
Friday. June 15.
General Otis visited his home at Rochester,
N. V., and was enthusiastically received.
Advance estimates of the population of the
United States place it at 7«,000,000. In 18'.K)
it w:s,s 62,6^,250.
(i. P. Rummelin, a furrier of Portland,
Oregon, was found dead in a river at New
York with his throat cut.
Moved by a strange jealousy, Thomas Bach
ki11 ( <i his 18 year-old adopted daughter Mollie
at Louisville, Ky., because she married.
The directors of the Northern Pacific declar
ed a dividend of 1 per cent on the common
stock for the past six months. The last div
idend was the regular one of 1 per cent for
six months and an extra dividend of 1 per
cent. No extra dividend was declared.
Saturday, June 1(>.
St. Louis strikers say it in war to the knife
and that they will never give up the tight.
Fifty women politicians opened headquart
ers at Philadelphia to labor with the repub
lican convention.
Senator Wolcott of Colorado was chosen by
the national committee aa temporary chair
man of the national republican convention.
Sunday, June 17.
Roosevelt refuses to stand for vice presi
Six street enrs were blown up l»y strikers in
St. Louis.
Steamer Alpha returned from Cape Nome
and tellw of many rich gold finds.
\V. A. Clark claims a majority for his side
in the Montana democratic convention.
Washington and Idaho delegations to the
republican convention declare for Roosevelt
for vice president.
Monday, June IS.
Two millions in gold left Xew Ycrk for
Germany, and half a million will follow.
Gen. Joe Wheeler was assigned to the com
mand of the department of the lakes, with
headquarters at Chicago.
Seven settlers were arrested at South Bend
for perjury in making final proof on land.
They swore they had valuable improvements
when they did not.
Platt of New York and Senator Hanna are
in political difficulty. Platt wants to nomin
ate Roosevelt for vice president and Hanna,
respecting his declination, is against him.
Russia's Monster Army Waits.
The Brussels correspondent of the
Standard, in a dispatch dated yesterday,
says: "Russia has massed 40,000 men,
with seven batteries of artillery, at
Kiachta, with orders to proceed to Mai
mathin, a Chinese town contiguous to
Kia Chau, and thence to advance along
the telegraph route to the Mongol town
of I'rga, 200 miles south of Kiachta and
750 miles northwest of Peking."
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times, under yesterday's date, gives the
following description, said to be from
official sources, of the action at Taku.
--"On the afternoon of June IG, in view of
large bodies of Chinese troops assem
bling at the forts, and of the facts that
torpedoes had been laid in the river and
that all communications were interrupt
ed, the naval commanders held a council
and decided to send an ultimatum call
ing for the disbandment of the troops,
and announcing that if this demand
were not complied with before 2 a. m.
of the following day the united squadron
would destroy the forts. Shortly after
midnight the forts opened fire. The
British, French, Russian, German and
Japanese warships replied. Two of the
forts were blown up and the rest were
carried by assault.
"Two British, one American and five
Chinese warships are in Che-Foo har
The morning papers consider that a
state of war practically exists.
The Times says that the latest news
indefinitely increases a situation already
sufficiently serious."
Native Christians Massacred.
A Teking dispatch to the London
Times dated June 14, says: "A serious
anti-foreign outbreak took place last
night, when the fiu.st buildings in the
pastern part of the city were burned and
hundreds of native Christians and aer
vante employed by foreigners were mass
acred within two miles of the imperial
palace. It was an anxious night for all
foreigners, who were collected'under the
protection of the foreign guards. The
'Boxers' burned the Roman Catholic
east cathedral, the large building of the
London mission, and the American
board of missions, and a!no the build
ing* ia the eastern part of the city oc
cupied by foreign employes of the mari- !
time customs.
"If the troops to reinforce (he foreign
guards fail to arrive today further riots
(ire expected, ir is believed that no
Kuropean ban been injured."
Our Part in the Row.
Washington, Juno 18.—The navy de
partment has acknowledged the receipt
of two cablegrams received from Admiral
Itemey and Comraaßder Taii^ni^. The
first is as follows:
"Cavite, June 18.—Bureau of Naviga
tion, Washington: Taussig cables that
Taku forts tired upon foreign gun ves
sels and then surrendered to the allied
forces on the morning of June 17
Kempfi asks instructions about joining
other powers, who are taking united
action in demanding that the Taku forts
be turned over to them to secure favor
able termination of the trouble. Will
the department instruct Kempff through
Taku at Che Foo and give me the same
The telegram of Commander Taussig
of the Yorktown is as follows:
"Che Foo, June 17.—Taku forts fired
upon foreign vessels about 12:4.") a m
Surrendered to allied forces at 8 a. m.
The British admiral is at Tientsin."
The instructions Rent to Admiral
Kempff relative to his participation in
the seizure of the Taku forts were broad,
consisting of directions to protect all
American interests, und to that end to
act concurrently with the representatives
of other powers. The sole condition was
that, in his judgment, his acts should
tend to the protection of American
Trust in Trouble.
Chicago, June 16.—Twelve of the 20
men indicted some time ago on o charge
of forming a trust to control the busi
ness of photo engraving in Chicago have
been put on trial before Judge Hutehin
son. They waived a jury trial and the
evidence was heard by the court.
Further testimony will "be heard next
Monday. Conspiracy to form an un
lawful combination in restraint of trade
is the allegation. The organization was
to be known as the Photo-L'ngraving
Association of Chicago. The combina
tion was in direct violation, it is alleged,
of the spirit of the anti-trust law!
Assistant State's Attorney Barnes
sprang a surprise on the defense when he
produced a copy of the agreement, the
original of which, the defense declared,
had been lost.
Small Fighting.
London. June ]«.—A belated dispatch
from 1.0n 1 Roberts sent from Pretoria
June 1G gives an official version of an
attack on a British post at Zand river
June Hi by 800 Boers with three guns.
It says that General Knos, with a mix
ed force, drove off the Boers, who left
four dead and four prisoners on the field.
The British loss was Major Seymour
and two men killed and nine wounded.
A rumor at Cape Town that Lord Rob
erta iH about to seize the Delagoa Bay
railroad as a strong strategic point and
the announcement of the completion of
the new cabinet constitute the only
other news of the .South African situa
tion today.
Legations Are Taken.
London, June 18.—An official dispatch
from the German consul at Che Foo, re
ceived in Berlin, confirms the arrival of
a Japanese torpedo boat, with the fol
lowing message: "The Japanese tor
pedo boat reports that the legations at
Peking have been taken." Whether
taken by the Boxers, or the Chinese
troops, or the mob is apparently not
Japans Fighting Blood.
Yokohama, June 18.— The news of the
shelling of the forts at Taku has caused
great excitement throughout Japan. It
is reported that the powers will ask
Japan to send 2000 troops to suppress
the revolt. It is probable that the gov
ernment will consent. Additional trans
ports are being prepared.
Tekoa business men and citizens are
hustling to prepare for a big Fourth of
July celebration.
As a result of a recent runaway Miss
Bessie McKay of Pullman is suffering
from a broken collar bone.
Enterprising Pullman business men
have contributed $80 for repair of a bad
piece of road leading into that town.
Harry Roberts bad a collar bone
broken one day last week near his home
southwest of Rosalia. He was driving
a band of horses when his saddle horse
Pullman Tribune: G. W. Reed tells of
his feast on new potatoes Saturday and
Monday, June 2 and 4, raised in his own
garden. This is the oldest inhabitant
record breaker pn the highlands of the
Satisfied With the Palouse.
J. L. Johnson, W. H. Bailey, W. 11.
Baldwin and John Baldwin, old friends
of Assessor S. B. Siler, arrived recently
from Kentucky. Monday Mr. Siler ac
companied them to Thornton and Oakes
dale on an observation trip. They
looked over Bill Davis' ranch and ex
pressed themselves as well pleased with
samples of apricots and prunes examined
as well as crop prospects noted by the
way. These good people state that-'SO
families expect to come here if they so
recommend. The exodus is largely due
to democratic misrule in the blue grass
Saloon at Spokane.
The Binnard's opened a saloon at
Spokane Thursday at No. 7 Mill street,
between Riverside and Sprague. Ben
Binnard went up to open the house
and will take the family there to make
their home. Later, Dan Binnard will
manage the house. The Colfax saloon
will continue in operatioa by Mr. Bin
Russian Relief Force Has Ar-
rived Outside the City.
United Stairs Not in a State of War
Witb the Chinese Govern
London, Jane 20.—The Russian re
lieving force arrived outside (if Peking
this morning, says the Shanghai corre
spondent of the Daily lixprrsn. and im
mediately began to attack the city on
two Bides, employing numerous artillery,
rheforce apparently arrived in the nick
of time, for the Chinese assert that the
attack upon the legations had been suc
cessfully renewed. On the night ol June
I<> the Chinese troops under Generals
lung Fah Stang and Tang Ching at
tacked the legations and net on lire five
European buildings. Nothing definite
is known aH to the rumor that the Chi
nese were disappointed, althongh other
reports utterly discredited by foreigners
here are that the Chinese, infuriated by
rhe destruction of Tako, have wince
massacred all the foreigners in Peking.
A modified version of these rumors
received at Berlin in that the Trench, as
well as the German, minister has been
killed. The English at Shanghai think
the Chinese hud foreign advice in organ
izing the defenses at Takn because of the
precision with which their attack whs
delivered. The wires connecting with
harbor mines were cut by the boats of
the warships the night before the bom
It is now reported at Shanghui that
it was on board the Russian ciuiser Ko
rietz, and not the Mandschur, that the
explosion occurred, killing and wound
ing more than GO. It is reported that
no fewer than TOD Chinese were killed in
the forts.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Express nays be is officially in
formed that Japan is mobilizing 25,000
men for immediate transport. The
whole Japanese Merchant shipping com
pany has been chartered.
Shanghai Under the (inns.
The British cruiser Undaunted arrived
at Shanghai yesterday, cleared for ac
tion and took up a position command
ing the Chinese forts. There are three
Chinese cruisers in the harbor.
The new Chinese cruiser Hai Yang
built by the Armstrongs, has been taken
into custody at Taku by the Britinli and
KuHrtiaiiH. At Yunan Fu, where the rin
ing has been gathering force for several
days, 080 Christians have been attacked
at the French mission settlement, nianv
being put to death. The French consul
and three missionaries are still in prison.
The disorderly elements have secured
the upper hand ut Wahu and Czechuan,
where the native Christians have been
massacred. A thousand Boxers have
gathered on the outskirts of Tientsin.
The Worst to l>e Feared at Peking.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily News, telegraphing yesterday,
says: "The Chinese officials here assert
that thej have news from Peking up to
June 17. The situation was then very
serious. Beyond that they claim to
have received nothing, bnt they deny
that dispatches have been withheld.
'Although I am not willing to adopt
the alarmist reports, my impression,
gathered from the consols and the
Chinese authorities, is that the worst is
to be feared at Peking. Admiral Sey
mours column is now in the middle of
an arid plain, with no food and no good
water and surrounded by hostile Forces."
A dispatch from Shanghai announces
that the United States transport
Thomas, with troops for Manila, was
diverted to Nagasaki and has arrived at
Taku with 1200 men.
It is not known whether or not our
naval vessels were with the other for
eign Bhipa in the engagement at Taku
on Saturday.
A significant fact in this connection is
that the official view here in still that
there is not yet a state of war between
China and the United States. It is con
tended that the stirring events of Sun
day morning did not of necessity involve
us in war, and tha^ the action of the
Chinese commander at Taku may yet be
disavowed or prove to have been'based
upon ignorance or misunderstanding.
In this case it still gives an opportunity
for explanation by the Chinese govern
ment and a suitable reparation that will
close this incident without war.
Three of the Taku forts, it is added,
were completely destroyed, and most of
the garrisons were killed or wounded by
a charge from the sailors of the allied
The allied relief force under British Ad
miral Seymour has marched into Peking.
Relief Force In Tight Place.
London, June 17.—There is no con
firmation of the reported destruction of
the legations in Pekin ami the killing of
the German minister.Baron yon Ketteler,
nor of the later report of fighting be
tween the British and Chinese.
Dispatches from Shanghai dated last
evening, state that Admiral Seymour's
force is in a tight place between Lang
Fang and Yung Sun, with enormous
masses of soldiers in front, while the
"Boxers" with that soldiery, are cutting
the railway in the rear. Kiang Nan
arsenal, outside of Shanghai, is sending
rast quantities of ammunition north.
All is quiet at Shanghai, but all trade
has been disrupted. It ie stated that
7000 Americans are coming from Manila
and that a large force of Japanese are
also enroute.
The wires south of Tien Tsin have
been cut and the city is telegraphically
A Returned Missionary Tells Some
Interesting Facts.
New York, June 18.—Rev. C. Frin of
the Catholic mission at Kiang Nan,
where there is now Boxers, has written
an account of how members of his com
munity meet all attacks of the natives,
He save-:
"Those sections of our mission which
border on southern Chang Tung are no
less infested with bands of robbers and
murderers than Chang Tung itself. These
brigands organize in regular companies
under a supreme chief and subordinate
leaders. They live togatker in villages
and diHtrirtH which become their head
"At ordinary times they attend t.»
tneir uhuul work at home and in the
fields and behave, to all appearances
like peaceful citizens. Bat suddenly an
order come, to take the field and they
march forth in a body, impose contribu
tion,, on other rillages, burn and even
kill without scraple. If they bare a
grudge against some mandarin they »h
--semble in sufficient namben to form a
large army and are not afraid to fight
pitched battles with the troops sent out
against them. It is not hard tosee how
''""I' troul.l,. BO ch men can and
indeed do give, to the missionaries Hut
the mmwonaries, «n their ride, havede
vine.ln P hn f( , r protecting themselvea
and their t bristians, which is not the
least of their success** in China \m
soon as the inhabitants of Home villages
have been converted the rathero, while
attendingto the duties of their apos
tolu- miniHtr.v nee that they are thor
oughly drilled and tanght to watch the
enemy and defend tbemselres if neces-
Bary. The mandarins look with favor
upon these measures, which are of .'rear
assistance to then, andarealways ready
to send reinforcements when notified .if
a threatened attack. Thus it happem.
that when the marauders fall upon n
( hriHtian village they are greeted with B
Bharp fire of guns and cannon and are
generally beaten back with heavy louses
Villages Arc Fortified.
, "To get a true idea of one of our mis
BioD centers in the districts which the
robber bands bare hitherto terrorised
at pleasure, picture to yoorseif every
< hriHtian village as a small stronghold
Fortified lit every point o! vantage In
the center ol the village stands the resi
dence ol the commander, who in none
otnertban the missionary. This resi
dence is a regular citadel, unrounded by
high walls, flanked ai its four corners by
four towers, well fortified also There
are no doors. The going in and coming
out reflected by means of ladders which
are each time drawn back within Dur
ing the day the father attends to bis
duties and the Chinese to their work \t
nightfall everyone in at home again and
it danger has been signalled they all re
tire within the fort,wntrieß being posted
i" keep watch from the towers \t the
Brai cry of alarm the men are up in
arms and the father directs the defense
It the enemy has been reported in larger
numbers than usual the missionary lujh
taken care to ask the mandarin for help
and is. therefore, well prepared to re
pulne the assailants. Ah a remilt of
these measures the brigands become
little by little discouraged arid leave the
I hriHtian villages unmolested, while the
missionaries win for themselves the con
fidence of the public authorities and
popularity among the peacefully in
clined portion of the people/
Bishop Cranston's Opinion.
Chicago, June 18.-A special to the
I ribune from Denver, Colo., says:
Bishop Karl Cranston, who recently
returned from China, declared from the
pulpit today that civilized nations mu*t
rule China.
''It is worth any cost in money," be
said. "It in worth any cost of blood
shed if we can make the millions of Chi
nese true and intelligent Christians.
"I would cut all the red tape in the
world and break all the treaties ever
made to place the armies of the United
States in the lore next to Great Britain.
"The open door most be maintained
for Christianity an well as commerce."
Chinese Government Ordered li.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Mail, telegraphing yesterday, saye:
"The forts began firing in obedience to
orderH from Peking, conveyed in the per
sonal edict of the empress dowager, l>v
advice of Kang Vi (president of the min
istry of war.) Several warships weiv
struck by shells from the 12-inch guns
of the forte. The heavy Russian losse H
w«re due to the blowing op of the maga
zines of Mandshur.
"Four hundred Chinese are reported
killed. The Chinese, who were retreat
ing, fell into the hands of the Russian
land forces."
The Daily News lias the following from
Chee-Foo: 'Two forts were Mown up.
The 32 warships at Taku aggregated
200,000 tons and carried more than
300 guns."
Itetreat of the Relief Forces.
The fuilure of Admiral Seymour's col
umn, and its retreat to Tientsin increane,
it in presumed, the peril of the legation
in Peking, which id still isolated, al
though Shanghai forwards Chinese
rumors that the legations were attacked
by mobs, who were mowed down by
machine gunn, and also that the mem
bers of the legation were massacred.
The situation at Niu-Chwang is reported
The British consul at Kiu Kwang han
ordered all foreigners to leave Ku Ling
and Nau King Chang. The powers are
taking prompt action. Four thousand
German troops have been ordered to
China: 10,000 French troops are wait
ing to embark at Saigon, capital of
French Cochin China, and from .'IOOO to
5000 more Russians have been ordered
from Tort Arthur to Taku.
This reinforcement, says the St.
Petersburg correspondent of the Daily
Telegraph, if* announced in the St.
Petersburg Gazette, the government
pointing out that ho many troops are
being sent in the interests of peace und
Peking Is Isolated.
London, June 18. — There is not a
cabinet in Earope apparently that
known what has been transpiring in Pe
king for five days, or in Tientsin for
three days. Nor is there any one that
knows with what difficulties the small
and inadequately equipped internation
al column is contending between those
Ninth Keyiment of Kegutars Goes.
Manila, June IS.—The Ninth regiment
has been ordered to Manil 1, whence it
will proceed to China. The gunboat
Concord, with marines aboard, has de
parted under neakd orders, supposedly
for China. The British crui-er Buena
Ventura has sailed for lloog Kong with
troops and stores for Hong Kong and
Troops Will Go From India.
Simla, June 18. —In conef quence of the
gravity of the Chinese situation the
Seventh Bengal infantry has been order
\ ed to proceed to Hong Kong.

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