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0 p THE PEKIN MASSACRE.
FOREIGNERS fought nobly.
the STORIES lack only official
Tlje world Has Little Hope That
Oci'.tH tin* Not lief ill le n All—Amer
ill Other Chinese Cities Brs
•Iheir Country for Aid—The Plea
They Hake—This Country Should
Hair a Force Commensurate \y 11li
London. July 16. 3:30 a. m.—lt seems im
i,ie to entertain any longer the least
de ito a- J lo the fate of the Europeans in
Tekin. The Associated Press learns that
He Hart, wife of Sir Robert Hart, di
re lor of tin Chinese imperial maritime
customs, on July 5, received the following
telegram from her husband:
"Our people, including the women, are
in die legation. Prepare to hear the
T ~ European governments hav?received
from their representatives at Shanghai a
from the governor of Shan Tung,
Wind Ju t 1. reporting that the European
troei s made a softie from Pekin and
kill, and :m<> of Gen. Tung Fuh Slang’s forces,
and that the Boxers were mounting guns
to make a breach in the defenses.
End r dale of July 12, the Governor of
gu.in Tung wires as follows:
"Native soldiers and Boxers have been
attacking the legations for some hours,
hut have not yet effected: an entrance.
The;, arc now all bombarding with large
cannon to make a breach for a heavy on
siaugiu. t fear that all the members, and
the gov. rnment as well, are in great dan
ger. The government is intensely anx
Finally dame the news from Shanghai
that a breach had been made and the for
tigners killed. All the dates probably re
ter to i much earlier period; but the pre
sum"! ion is that the successive dispatches
give an outline of what has happened.
Th. Europeans, having reached the end
ot :heir resources, made a desperate sortie
and then bravely met their fate. The de
tails of the horrible story will probably
never be known.
lilies NVon Successes.
Admiral Seymour's dispatches give the
latest news regarding the situation at
Tien Tsin. Telegrams to the Associated
Pr.-Ki show that the operations on July 11
•wen . brilliant success. The Japanese
cavalry an ! a mobile mounted battery did
splen lid work. It was unfortunate that
the i li. did not have more cavalry to
pursue t ■ flying enemy. Four hundred
Chit - weie killed and six guns cap
tured. At noon the settlements were again
vi ioue y shelled from the native city,
and th. hospitals and other buildings
were repeatedly hit. The moral effect of
the > ie,-esses of the allied forces upon the
Chin. - is believed to be very great.
<i.i G c-elee and staff, with a force of
V .. . infantry, arrived yesterday at
Hoi Kong and proceeded for Taktt.
Tiic French consul at Shanghai, at a
r> .p;ion Saturday, made un impassioned
ere' He said:
"Th.- history of the world can show- r.o
parallel to such a situation, and if the
ah.anil title crime, the mere thought of
v :• , makes us shudder, lias been per
p:trui, t. then it is our desire that swift
ad > o m iry punishment shall fall upon
t " perfidious nation which committed it.
Our government is fuiiy aware of the
danger in which we tire placed, and 1 can
assure you that we are doing all in our
power to avenge the noble victims of
Following is the text of an appeal of
Americam, in China, assembeld in mass
n.-. tint in Shanghai, to their fellow cit
izens at home:
1 th.- government to send adequate
fore*, to act offeclively in concert with
t . thei- Powers. At present the Ameti
.an ii i,. arc quite disproportionate to
> interests involved. Our commercial
intci st.s in the northern provinces 'ore
par u:.,uni, and we consider it a hum.i
i.c.ins policy to entrust to other I’owers
’ r • f task, that of protecting Ameri
At l foreign outrages are multiplying
’I b f.ilioials and missionaries are mas
f | 1 I. The fate of the ministers and
th* ir families in Pekin is not known, but
0 gen* t ill massacre is ajtprehended.
It in . ~.. masstferes of ntttive Christians
u i- The whole country is terrorized.
3fa 1. is paralyzed.
I ~ speedy restoration of order and
tMiihution are duties pressing upon nil
■ iviliz ~ powers. The consequences of de
-5" "ill in disastrous. Not only are for
'11:11 hv. , in ,] property placed in jeopardy,
IM il" loss of influence will he Incalcul
’f" no credence to stalemens of the
11 iio n ... T 1 [ py t^e government
II ministers abroad. The present out
j" nte the result of the weak and vacil
, n - policy- of the Powers In the past.
■' 111 *' immediate, energetic l and con
[ c ' rlP| l action.”
""" They Fought for Their Lives.
1 ' ithanghal correspondent of the
n assert positively that the Chi
f"' **t lioriti'H had the dreadful news
lll I,i ' n a week ago, and that Sheng
j ‘ u all the foreigners In Pekin were
‘ 1 wh-n ho asked the American consul
x ! t ' \ Washington : proposal to deliver
•' , ir * k-n. rs in safety at Tien Tsin on
" lon that the allies xvould suspend
rations to the north of Pekin."
0 e “respondent adds certain details
j 1 i' : ,it Pekin after June 25. Accord
tioi " B, °ry. the members of the lega-
L’ i : I '' dally* sorties, sometimes by
fhj,' ; s0 successfully as to compel the
ii. t ’ ’ retreat from the Immediate vi
int ,'ff ‘ H ‘ so ’ reverses had a dishcarten-
Soor) * j ' ll u Pon the Chinese, mid there
t| 0n 1,1 lo * ,<4 open signs of dlsaffe£-
t’hin by desertions to Prince
co„ ( - ~ ' llr ®J'. which was endeavoring to
fij,' with the besieged. Ultimately
ta<k 1 " 1,1 decided to make a night at
. 1 'it . i powerful columns.
Ba\g ' ' l “ f ‘k in the evening of July 6,”
v tr respondent, “fire was opened
*hir, M l! l'' r 'V upon the British legation.
P| ' foreigners were concentrated,
hours the walls were battered
md shell, and huge broaches
n r in them. Then a general ad
r r *r\ ' 1 ordered, and the Chinese in
* i r ,' v °il\ving constantly, moved td
how.'v,' ' The fire of the defenders.
'I. , u RO accurate and stendy that
broke' Chinese soldiers and Boxers
aiu * fled in the wildest confusion,
leaving large numbers of dead and
wounded around the legation. They could
no* be rallied until they were out of
the rifle range of the foreigners.
“Then Prince Tuan, making a desperate
appeal, induced them to stand and return
to the attack. Artillery fire was then re
sumed, and at the middle waich a uecond
attack was attempted. But before the at
ackers could accomplish their object, they
were met by Prince Ching and Gen. Wang
Wen Stiao, with their troops, who were
going to the aid of the foreigners. A des
perate battle ensued between the various
forces of Chines and Machus.
“Unfortunately, many of Priace Ching’s
troops deserted to Prince Tuan. Prince
Ch'ng fell and was supposed to have been
killed, but. a the- search for his body
was unsuccessful, it is now believed that
he was only wounded and was carried off
and secreted by his faithful retainers.
“Gen. Wang Wen Shao, air hough gray
haired and 70 years old, valiantly led his
troops in person, lie was killed, and his
force, which was completely outnumber
ed, was routed.
Then Came Death.
“Throughout the night repeated attacks
were made on the legation, but these were
invariably repulsed with heavy losses. To
ward the end of the third watch, about 5
o’clock in the morning, the allies had
practically defeated the besiegers, who
were wavering and gradually withdraw
ing. But just then Gen. Tung Fuh Slang
arrived* from the vicinity of Tien Tsin
with a large force of Kan Su braves.
By this time the walls of the legation
had been battered down, and most of the
buildings were in ruins. Many of the al
lies had fallen at their posts, and the small
band that was left took refuge in the
wrecked buildings, which they endeavored
hastily to fortify. Upon them the fire of
ihe Chinese artillery was now directed.
Toward sunrise it was evident that the
ammunition of the allies was running out,
and at 7 o’clock, as the advance of the
Chinese in force failed to draw a response,
a rush was determined upon.
“Thus, standing together, as the sun
rose, the little remaining band, all Euro
peans, met death stubbornly. There was
a desperate hand to hand encounter. The
Chinese lost heavily, but as one man fell,
others advanced', and finally, overcome by
overwhelming odds, every one of the
Europeans remaining was put to the
sword in the moat atrocious manner.”
Another Story—Same End.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Express, on the alleged authority
of couriers who brought the story, gives
a very sensational account. He says:
“Maddened with hunger, after having
been without food for many days, the
members of the legation and the guards
made a sortie on the night of June .10
and killed two hundred Chinese in an un
expected attack. Gen. Tung Fuh Siang.
enraged over the loss of so many men.
brought up heavy guns, and Prince Tuan
gave the order that every foreigner must
be destroyed. His words were: 'Destroy
every foreign vestige and make Chin<v
a sealed book to all Western powers.’
“Prince Tuan had previously discovered
that Prince Ching was supplying the for
eigners with ammunition. He, therefore,
ordered Gen. Tung Fuh Siang to fire on
Prince Ching’s troop®, and it is reported
that Ching was killed or seriously
“In the final attempt to cut their way
through, the legationer* formed a square,
with the women and children, in the cen
ter. When the Boxers realized that they
were being attacked, they became like
wild beasts and shot each other with re
volvers. Heavy guns bombarded all night
until the buildings were demolished and
in flames. Many foreigners were roasted
in the ruins. The Boxers rushed uj>on
them and hacked and stabbed both dead
and wounded, cutting off their heads and
carrying these through the streets on
their rifles, shouting fiercely. They then
attacked the native Christian quarters,
massacred all who refused to join them,
outraged' the women and brained the chil
dren. Hundreds of mission buildings were
The correspondent adds:
“All China is now aflame with revolt
against foreigners. Only In the extreme
west is there quietude. Every port, even
Shanghai, is menaced. In the provinces of
Hu Pe and Hu Nan, thousands of native
Christians have been mutilated and tor
tured. the women being first outraged and
The morning papers are unanimous in
believing that the foreigners have been
annihilated, and are calling for retribu
The Daily Chronicle comments upon the
statement of its Washington correspond
ent that the, United States government
will not consider itself at war with China,
“If the Americans are resolved to ac
cept an indemnity for Mr. Conger’s mur
der. they may as well take these consola
tions without moving another man or
“Emperor William can scarcely take the
Washington view, for he has pledged
himself to retribution, and he is a man of
HARD FIGHTING AT TIES TSIN.
Allien Have lleen Increased by I*SRO
London, July 15.—The following dis
patches from Admiral Seymour were pub
lished this evening;
“Tien Tsin. July 9.—The enemy’s po
sition southwest of the settlement was
attacked at 4 this morning. The Japanese,
by i flanke movement, drove the enemy
out and captured four guns. Cavalry
pursued and completed the rout of the
enemy, killing large numbers of soldiers
“The allied forces shelled and occupied
the western arsenal, capturing two guns.
The arsenal was burned, as the allies
were unable to hold it. The enemy’s loss
was 350 killed. The loss of the allied
forces was small.”
“Tien Tsin, July 12.—The Chinese, at
3 o’clock a. m. yesterday, made a deter
mined attack upon the railway station
in great force. Finally they were driven
off. at (j o’clock u. m.. but the allies lost
150 killed and wounded. The Chinese loss
is but is believed to have been
“The forts were bombarded at noon by
Brifish and French guns. A fort and n
pagoda, used as a signal tower, were de
“The allied forces have been increased
by the arrival of 1,500 Americans.”
FIRE OF THE CHINESE.
linn Wrecked Many of the lliiil<llnK
in Tien Tain.
Che Foo, July 10. via Shanghai. July 15.
—Dispatches received to-day from Tien
Tsin cover events that took plade there
on July 6. 7rand 8. The Chinese were
growing In numbers and audacity dally
and drawing closer in. Their fire had al
ready wrecked many buildings, including
After the British and Americans had un
successfully attempted to capture a gun,
the Chinese, on the night of July 6. fierce
ly attacked the foreign settlement, but
were repulsed. Dally the bombardment
(Continued on Fifth Page.J
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, JULY 1(5, 11)00.
WU HAS AN ANSWER.
IT IS FAR FROM CHEERIXG IS
TUAN WAS ABOUT TO USE GUNS
MESSAGE WAS FROM A CHINESE
OFFICIAL IT SHANGHAI.
Slienj; Stated That Tuan Was Dis
obeying Imperial Orders New*
Was of July 7—Suspicion Thai
Shrug Knew That AH Foreigners
Had lleen Killed hut Desired to
llreak It Gently—Protection Guar
anteed Chinamen in America.
Washington, July 15.—Such news as
came to Washington to-day from China
was distinctly bad. It consisted of a
cablegram to Minister Wu from Sheng,
the imperial director of posts and tele
graphs at Shanghai, and, according to the
minister, was in reply to the urgent mes
sage he himself hud sent yesterday to
that official asking him to try to secure
some news from the Chinese capital. This
cablegram Mr. Wu regarded as of suffi
cient importance to carry in person to
Secretary Hay, who was waiting at his
home for news.
The message, as resolved from the ci
pher, was as follows:
“Pekin news of July 7 says that Gen.
Tuan Fuh Siang, in disobedience of impe
rial orders, was about to use guns. Le
gations and the government will be in
This news is corroborative of that con
tained in a recent cablegram from Consul
General Goodnow at Shanghai, although
the consul general’s dispatch gave his Pe
kin news the date of the 6th. saying that
the final attack upon, the legations with
guns was about to begin on July 7. It is
surmised here that Mr. Goodnow got his
news from Sheng, who is certainly in po
sition to secure the first news from Pekin.
Aside from the gloomy forecast given of
the end of the terrible struggle of the
legations against the inevitable, the sig
nificant feature of the message is the
coupling of the fate of the imperial gov
ernment with that of the foreign minis
ters. Officials here derive sonve satisfac
tion from this position of the dispatch, as
it sustains them in the position they held
from the first that the Chinese govern
ment is not at war with Christendom, but
confronting a formidable insurrection.
There still remains a suspicion that,
while Mr. Wu is undoubtedly acting with
sincerity, that Sheng, who is represented
to be a clever and adroit man, may know
more of actual happenings at Pekin
than he is willing to reveal at once. It is
feared that he is trying to prepare the
way for the disclosure of terrible news,
hoping that by letting it come out gradual
ly the blow will not fall with such sever
ity and, perhaps, with such disastrous re
sults to his own people as might be the
case if the whole, sad story were imparted
to the world at once. This news, it may be
noted, comes entirely from Chinese
•Ijih llfcn Twenty-one Days.
It is now* twenty-one days since a word
has come directly from any of the un
fotunates besieged in the legations at Pe
kin. The last message ftom mere was from
Sir Robert Hart, the Englishman in charge
of the Chinese customs service, and was
of undoubted authenticity. li represent
ed the situation of the legations as des
perate and implored help.
The last word from Minister Conger
came to the state department from Pekin
under date of June 12. At that time he
asked that Seymour’s international relief
column, which was even then doomed to
fail, should signal its approach when near
Pekin. That was just one month and
three days ago, and it would be an un
precedented defense for such an inade
quate and ill-fit ted and provisioned force
as was at the command of the foreign
ministers to hold out for that length of
Minister Wu’s cablegram from Sheng,
above given, should not f7c* taken as an
answer to the cipher message he forward
ed at Secretary Hay*s request to China in
the effort to get it through to Minister
Conger. That message went to Yonan
Shih Kai, the governor of the province of
Shan Tung. That official has replied in
formally that he has no npws himself,
but it is assumed that he will take prompt
steps to forward the cipher message. Ills
status at this critical juncture is unfor
tunately not beyond suspicion, though Mr.
Wu retains full confidence in him.
Long llal Cablegram*.
Secretary Long had two cablegrams to
day from China, but he was inclined to
set a negative value upon them because
they made no mention of a massacre of
the legations in Pekin. He reasoned that
Admiral Remey was in a good position
to get as early news as any one of such an
event. The Admiral’s message was from
Che Foo, of to-day’s date, though as he
is supposed to be himself at Taku, it is
assumed that it was sent from that place
yesterday. The Admiral stated that he
had ordered the Buffalo to Taku. She was
coming out to ihe Orient by way of Suez,
and was to report for orders at Singa
pore, where she was to be directed to pro
ceed to Manila orsbe deflected to North
China. She is carrying out cargo of
coal and a number of sailors to recruit
the American fleet.
The se-Jond was from Capt. Bowman of
the gunboat Castine, whioti is stationed
.it Shanghai, and also was dated to-day.
It was as follows:
“Shanghai, July 15. -'Secretory Navy,
Washington: Rodgers sends won! Ore
gon passed Ch 4 Foo 12th, Not tivlll| con*
It is supposed at the navy department
that Capt. Rodgers of the Nashville sig
nalled this Information from his ship as
lu passed Che Foo. The distance from
Che Foo to the Kure docks, where the
Oregon is bound, is about 7u<) miles and
ns Che Foo was passed laet Thursday, !t
is estimated hgre that the crippled pattle
ship is now nearing the straits of Blil
monisekl, through which she must pass to
get up to the docks.
. < bin ewe Vf Hctiirnfnu; Home.
Minister Wu feels a natural irritation
ot* the statements printed in some quar
ters that the Chinese in the United
States are making ready to return to
China, and that they sympathise with
the Boxers nnd are lending them financial
a U. He declares in the mod earnest
manner that there is n werd or truth
in these statements. He says that all
of th* Chinese In the United States <om*-
ftom Southern China, and are altogether
out of sympathy with the Northern Chi
nese. In fact, they do not even speak the
same language. He is sure there Is not
a single one of these Northern Chinamen
in the United State?, and if there were 1
they would meet with the hostility of the .
Canton men. As for the latter, the min
ister declares they are entirely satisfied |
with their condition in this country, and
could not be persuaded to return to China
to give aid to any element opposed to
The government here has taken note of
the efforts made in some quarters to stir
an agitation against the peaceful China
men in the United States. It feels it is
imperatively necessary to use the entire
resources of the government to suppress
any movement that would jeopardize their
safety. Anything like a massacre of the
Chinese in the United States would wreck
the whole case of the United States gov
ernment in the settlement which must
come of this Chinese trouble. Our gov
ernment could not demand reparation or
indemnity from China for whatever hap
pens at Pekin or elsewhere in China if the
Chinese government, through violence pf
our people, were put in position to claim
a set-off growing out of violence shown
its people in the United States. Therefore,
steps have been taken already to have
the authorities in localities where there
may be danger of anti-Chinese outbreaks
prepare for the promptest and sternest
repressive measures at the first symptom
of trouble. And it may be stated that
there will be no halting in the use of the
Federal troops for such purposes if they
are called for by the state officials.
REFUGEES FROM TIEX TSIX.
British Women Complain Rlttcrly of
(Copyright, 1900. by the Associated Press.)
Cite Foo, July 10, via Shanghai, July 15.
Several hundred refugees, most of them
women and children, have left Tien Tsin
in accordance with Admiral Seymour’s or
der to all non-combatant® to depart. Many
women have remained behind, however,
refusing to leave their husbands, whose
business detains them. The refugees were
sent down the river on board lighters
and tugs, and were then transferred to
merchant ships in the harbor.
The American and Japanese warships
received their people, the officers of the
United States gunboat Yorktown genet*-
i ou?ly entertaining 200, most of them mis-
I sionaries and their families. The British
j refugees were crowded on a dirty freight
er, and women accustomed to luxury
have been sleeping huddied together on
the decks. They complain bitterly be
cause the half empty British fleet declines
io receive them, and they have drafted n
strong protest to Admiral Seymour.
The United States transport has arriv
ed wdth the Ninth Infantry from Manila.
The work of disembarkation will occupy
some days, as boats are scarce. The Logan
will take the American refugees to Nagas
aki, and ihe Yorktown will leave to tow
the Oregon to Yokohama,.
Cannon from the warships are. being
sent ro Tien Tsin to silence the Chinese
suns. Twenty-three guns shelled the Chi
nese batteries yesterday, the Chinese re
plying intermittently. Bodies from 2,000
to 3,000 attack the foreign lines daily. A
field battery is supporting the brunt of
the attacks against the railway station
and against the Russian *and Japanese
outposts in that neighborhood. Bullets
ore dropping throughout the foreign set
tlement at all hours of the day, and
the people have become so accustomed to
it that they go about the streets undis
lIKILLIAXT DASH BY ALLIES.
flow They Took the ir.pnnl from
Troojis nnrl Boxerrr.
(Copyright, 1900. the Associated Press.)
Tien Tsin. July 9. via Che Foo. July
12, via Shanghai, July 15.—A force of 2,O<M
foreigners—Japanese, supported by Brit
ish and Russians—captured the Chinese
fortified arsenal, two miles west of the
city, making a.night attack. They charged
under a very heavy arsenal fire, fol
lowing the Chinamen and killing 400. The
foreign loss was heavy, the exact figures
not having yet been reported.
The Chinese have been bombarding Tien
Tsin heavily for three days. They killed
a British sailor on a tug to-day. Several
Frenchmen and othei- foreigners are
mounting heavy guns from the fleet. Four
12-pounders and four 4-inch guns have
been placed in position, and an attempt
will be made to locate and silence the
An explosion of dynamite killed twenty
Two battalions of the Ninth Infantry
and 300 marines from the United States
armored cruiser Brooklyn, having dis
embarked, started for Tien Tsin to-day
JAPAN SENDS NEWS.
legation nt Washington Advised of
Washington, July 15.—The Japanese le
gation here to-day received the following
telegram from the Japanese foreign office,
under date of Tokio, July 9. transmitting
advices received from Che Foo, under date
of July 7:
‘•Tien Tsin telegram of July 6 reported
that 10.000 Chinese army with artillery
under .\la (name of a general In Chinese
army) made appearance near Tien Tsin
July 4, and arsenal taken by allies week
ago was recaptured by them. Chinese
city of Tien Tsin fortified by Chinese sol
diers. From north report comes that
Chinese forces moving and Tien Tsin con
sidered critical. Communication with
Tong Ku threatened. On July 6, by
steamer Sakuramura, Japanese resident
left for Taku.”
Another telegram received at the Japan
| legation, without the sender’s name,
I r,ul supposed to be forwarded by the Jan
oneee consul general at Shanghai, report
ed that Sheng, taotal at Shanghai, re
ceived a telegram from Yuen Sih Kai,
the governor of Shan Tung, stating that
a carrier had arrived at Tsi Man Fu
bringing following Pekin news.
"Two legations stood up to July 3d
against attacks of Chinese. Legation
guards kiied about 2.000 Chinese soldiers
and Boxers in several engagements. If
provisions and ammunition do not give
out. they will be able to hold out, as the
Chinese troops and Boxers seem to be
DI E TOJTHE TAKU AFFAIR.
That Is Wlint China’s Minister to
Yokohama, Friday, July 13.—The Chi
nese minister in Tokio has visited the
Japanese minister of foreign affairs and
communicated to him what described
n the "The first Pekin dispatch since
the troubles broke out.”
The dispatch says that the murder of
the German minister and other foreigners
was due to ihe Taku affair and to the
sending of Admiral Seymour's expedition,
and that the Chinese government is now
doing Its best to protect foreigners In
NEED MORE TROOPS.
AMERICA** REQI IRK tOB.OOO MKX
IX THE I'll ILI FIH XES.
LAWTON S JUDGMENT UPHELD.
I’RESEXT FORCE CAXNOT GAKHI
SOX THE ISLAND*.
Strious PiKlitins Inevitable in Min
danao and the Sulti Inland*—\uli
pay'n Fierce \ttnek AV itli Women
litil omen. Swordsmen nnd llHle
men—Archbishop Clinppelle on the
Friar*—The Filipino*, lie Snyn,
Owe Them All They Fosse**.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
Manila, June 12—" More soldiers’’ is the
demand v\hich is coming to Gen. MacAr
thur from every department of the isl
ands. Recent events have worked to vin
dicate Gen. Lawton's judgment that 100,-
000 troops will be needed to establish
American sovereignty over the Philippines.
Until they attempted to hold provinces
of two or three* hundred thousand hostile
people with a regiment or two, the Ameri
can commanders hardly realized the siar*
of the Philippine Islands. The present
force is not large enough to garrison more
than half the im oriant towns, and in some
of tho most important inlands, among
them Cebu, Panay, Samar, Leyte and the
great Mohammedan empire of Mindanao,
only the commercial ports are occupied.
The Moros are a cloud on the horizon.
Officers best acquainted with conditions
in Mindanao and the Sulu islands tell the
Associated Press correspondent that they
consider serious Fighting there inevitable.
If it comes, the two regiments scatter
ed in small garrisons, some of them hun
dreds of miles apart, along the coast of
Mindanao, an island nearly os large as
Luzon, may have serious work. The Mo
ros are fighters by nature, do not fear
death, have many guns, though of ant:-
quated makes, but do the beat execution
by lying in the thick jungles nnd cut
ting down soldiers who pass through wi:h
terrible knives and spears.
Gen. Young, who is holding seven of
the most mountainous provinces of Luzon
with four regiments, expects severe work
during the rainy season. Hundreds of
Filipinos have been qjain, but much of
the work has been like brushing away
mosquitoes which swarm down upon anew
Gen. Tinio has a nomadic command
whose warriors can hide their guns and
become “amigos" is it suits their interest*.
As few of them wear uniforms ami the
people combine to shield them from detec
tion. the Americans are greatly handi
Aglipav, the priest wiio has proclaimed
himself Archbishop of the Philippines, is
in the field as a general. His forces at
tacked Capt. Dodd of the Third Cavalry
at Batoc. More than 200 Filipinos were
slain. Aglipay commanded in person, and
there is an unconfirmed report that he
was among the killed. His followers
fought with the recklessness of Moham
They approached the Americans in three
lines, w*i4h an advance guard of women,
arranged with the expectation that the
American# would not fire upon them.
Behind the women was a lina of bDlomen
and others armed only with wooden
swords, no more dangerous than police
men’s clubs, and behind the holomen the
riflemen. Happily, the women threw
themselves flat upon the ground and
sought shelter at the flrdt fire, so that few
of them were iqjured. The soldiers
thought they were men dressed In wo
The onslaught of the bolomen was like
♦ho descent of the Mahdi fanatics upon
Kitchener’s squad at Khartoum. They
kept coming on faster than the soldieres
could ’hhoot them down, until they wen
so close that our cavalrymen had not
time to fire and load, but went through
them with clubbed carbines.
Gen. Young has evidence that the
priests of the region have been sending
church contributions to Aglipay. Two
prominent priests are in Jail charged with
aiding <he insurrection nnd will be tried
by a military commission. Surveillance is
bein^exercised over the finances of some
of the larger parishes.
Tinio and Aglipay are reported to be
enemies, a condition which will benefit
the Americans. Some of the American
generals think that the insurrection could
be materially crippled by banishing the
Filipino leaders to some island, where
4hey could not give moral and financial
support to the rebellion.
i Im pim-llc and tlie Frlnr*.
Archbishop Chappelle has taken no un
certain stand on the question of the friars,
which the Filipino people regard as the
keynote of all their troubles. The Arch
bishop has expressed his opinion freely
to many officers and civilians with whom
he has talked, although he declines to
give any formal Interviews for publica
His conclusions, summarized, are these:
That the Filipinos owe to the. monastic
brotherhoods all the education and civil
ization they possess; that it would be a
great injustice to the friars to expel them
from the Meld wherein they have worked
for centuries or to deprive them of the
estates whiefi they have acquired honest
ly and have administered to the public
good; that It would be impossible to re
place them wdth other priests, because
there 1s no other clerical force acquainted
with the country and the languages of
the people, and the Filipino priests are
not competent to hold any hr# the sub
ordinate positions in the church; that the
opposition to the friars is an artlflcal
propaganda fostered by the insurgents
and by the Filipino priests, who are
themselves leaders 1n the Insurrection end
are using it to obtain control of the
church in the islands.
SCATTERED T I MO’S FORC E.
Report of American Operation* In
Manila, July 15.—Capt. Steever, who has
been pursuing Tinio, Natlvldad, Aglij>ay
and Alejandrino in the Iloeos district, has
scattered the force of Tinio and pushed
on the Adra.
It is reported from Baler that the Amer
icans have captured some insurgents, who
assert that they witnessed the burial alive
of a number of the party of Lieut, J. C.
(llllmore of the Ycrktown, captured there
by the Filipinos in the spring of la t year.
Capt. Charles D. Roberts of the Thirty
fifth Volunteer Infantry, who was captur
ed by the Filipinos last May. has been pa
roled and is expected to arrive here any
WAS XEARLY WIPED Ot T.
Frescott, \rix., Hml n Fire That De
stroyed $ I J'OP,IMtO.
Frescott, Ariz., July 15.—Tottering walls
anil piles of charred and burning debris
are all that remain of a large portion of
Prescott’s business district.
Fire, which wrought over $1,000,000 dam
age. started at 10:45 o’clock las© evening
and burned unchecked until 3 o’clock -this
morning, when the fire-fighters went
a considerable distance in advance of the
flames and blew up the buildings on tho
south side of Goodwin street, preventing
them from crossing tb.it street.
The burned district embraces five blocks,
in which were located the principal mer
i untile houses, both banks, both telegraph
offices, three newspaper plants, four ho
tels, every saloon and every restaurant,
except one. in the town, besides scores of
privafe residences. To add to th** prevnil
in gloom, a high wind prevailed 10-day,
sending smoke, dust and burning embers
in every direction. Only the greatest
vigilance prevented another outbreak of
Owing to th< chaotic condition existing
to-day, it is impossible to obtain an ac
curate account of the loss or individual in
surance. Insurance agents estimate that
the total insurance docs not ex<*et>l $350,000.
The heaviest losers are as follows: Bash
ford. Burmelster Company, $250,009; Sam
Hall. $75,000; Hotel Burke, SV,CKX>; D.
Levy & Cos.. $40.00U.
All the sufferers from the fire have been
provided with food, shelter and clothing,
and it is not thought any outside assist
ance will Ik* required.
Of tho business houses only three dry
goods stores, three grocery stores and
two drug stores remain. The express and
post office were both out of the fire limits.
%notli<*r Town Swept.
Newcastle, Cal., July to-day de
stroyed all the fruit warehouses and prin
cipal business houses of the town. The
loss will exceed SIOO,COO.
W\ S At < TRENT VI.LY' SHOT.
Mr*. Natalie Mayer Died In tle Mayer
Mansion at Mnhwah, \. J,
New York. July 15.—Mrs. Natalie Mayer,
wife of John Mayer and eldest daughter
of the late Theodore llavemeyer, died in
the Mayer mansion, near Mahwah, N. J.,
late Saturday afternoon.* Little <k finite
was known concerning the cause of death
until to-day, t. hrn Commander Winslow,
United States Navy, who is married to
a sister of Mrs. Mayer, gave out the fol
“Mrs. Mayer died from the effect of n
pistol shot accidentally fired. The wound
was not at first believed to be fatal. There
will be a coroner’s inquest in accordance
with the law.”
It was on Friday afternoon, twenty-four
hours before the time of Mrs. Mayer’s
death, that this pistol shot was fired.
Commander Winslow’s statement does not
even tell who held the- weapon. On this
point, however, Dr. Albert Zabrlskle, the
first physician to be called after Mrs.
Mayer was hurt, said:
“I understand then Commander Winslow
raid lo one of the members of the family
that he would have somebody before the
coroner who would testify that Mrs. May
er said she accidentally shot herself."
( ENSURED THE COMPANY.
Coroner’* Jury'* Finding In the In
qne*t ut Tacoma.
Tacoma. Wash., July 15.—The coroner’s
Jury, which has been holding an inquest
over forty-three victims of the Street car
accident of July 4. re ml e red a verdict
charging that the Tacoma Railway and
Power Company was grossly and crlml
riH.lv careless and negligent in permitting
its motorman, C. Lobohom, to go out on
the car without any previous effort to
ascertain his efficiency on the grade. The
“And w’p further find that the Tacoma
Railway and Power Company was grossly
nhd criminally negligent and careless in
making said dangerous grade without in
stalling any safety appliances, when the
necessity of such appliance© had been fully
demonstrated by a previous accident.”
TORNADO VISITED LLANO.
Many Person* Injured and Property
Llano. Tex., July 15.—A tornado visited
this place to-day. Many persons were in
jured. Among the most seriously hurt
so far reported, are Mrs. I. J. Badue and
Mrs. Fink la.
Many residences were unroofed, hs
were the railway station and the Algo
na House. One or two residences were
completely wrecked. The 2.00r> inhabi
tants were panic stricken. All wires
were destroyed and details of the storm’s
work arc ineagre.
AMERICANS DIDN’T ARRIVE.
The Clirlnllnn Endeavor Convention
London. July 15.—The original pro
gramme of the World’s Christian Endeavor
Convention for to-day was seriously Ji>-
terfered with by the delay in the ar
rival of the six hundred American dele
gates. Thus far all the meetings have
been largely attended, and the inspiring
strains of the Christian Endeavor hymns
could be heard aii over the grounds until
long after midnight.
THE ST. LO I IS STRIKE.
In J uric* Suffered by an Explosion
nnd nn Accident.
St. Ijouis, July 15.—Dynamite was ex
ploded under a Transit car in North St.
Louis to-night and four passengers were
A suburban street car, the only union
line in the city, accidentally ran into a
HtrikersVbus wagon to-night and injured
twelve occupants, two seriously.
SENATOR GEAR’S REMAINS.
Lff \Ynhlngton for IliirEiiKton to
Washington, July 15.—The remains of
the late Senator Gear of lowa, who died
early yesterday morning, left here this af
ternoon at 3:30 o’clock, via the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, for the Gear home at
Burlington, la., where funeral services
will be held Wednesday at 3 o’clock.
OFFERED TO GUILD.
111. Savannah Friend. Will Nntr (hr
Honor Willi Intrrr.t.
Washington, July 15.—Th. position of
flrrt ats.istant po.tmasler general, lo be
vacated by the resignation of Hon. Perry
M. Heath, has been offered to Mr. Cur
tis Guild, Jr., of Boston,
DAILY. $S A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-VVEEK.JI A YEA*
EIGHT OUT OF TEN.
WERE AMERICA** FIRST PLYCKA
IN THE ATHLETI* ’ CONTESTS.
LONDON SUCCESS REPEATED.
EXPOSITION VISITORS AY XTCHEO
THE GREAT FEATS.
Bc*idc* Being First In Kiulit Event*.
American Athlete* Won Five Sec
ond and Four Third Pom It lion*.
Yinericann* Semple* About Con
tend nk on Sunday \\ ere Not Rec
ognized—For This It en noil Some
Did Not Enter—Protest* Were
Paris, July 15.—Although deprived of the
services of some of her beat athletes, wno
declined to contest In to-day's events of
the world’s amateur championships in tho
Bols iLe Boulogne, objecting to Sunday
competition, America won eight out of ten
of those decided, gaining five second posi
tions ami four thirds.
Weather conditions were •perfect. One
incident caused an unpleasant jar. Tho
terms of the agreement wore reached with
tho French officials at n joint meeting
Wednesday night. At that time it was
certainly understood by tho Americans
that the French had agreed that the fleM
events in which they had entered and in
which it was proposed that tho finale
should come off to-day would be arranged
so that the Americans objecting to Bun
day competition ebu Id contest a lone on Mon
day and that the records then made would
bo counted in reaching the final awards.
Last night the French held a meeting and
decided thit events eet for to-day must
be concluded finally on the grounds to
day, but that records mad© in the pre
liminary trials yesterday would stmd.
This action was taken, it appears,* on
the ground of the other contestants ob
jecting to such an advantage being given
to the Americans. The decision was known
to the Americans, tiarly in the day some
of the contestants,among whom were Ban
corn Johnson of the New York Athlctlo
Club, and Charles I>. Vorack of the Uni
versity of Michigan, tTic former of whom
won the pole vault championship in Lon
don, and the latter of whom is* the inter
collegiate champion, went to the grounds
ar.d were informed that they could con
test Monday. On being so informed they
wen. to their homos.
The decision also operate >} against Mor
ris Printtein of Syracuse University, who
was pr. vented from competing to-day by
the authorities of the college. A. C.
Kraenstein of the University of Pennsyl
vania. whom Mr. Prinstein beat yester
day, to-day jumped In- the final
for the broad jump and won over Prl;i
stein’s jump of yesterday by a small mar
gin. Each had three Jumps yesterday,
but Kraensleln had more to-day. Prin
.'■■•ein although on the ground, could not
jump. Me entered a protest after the
games, but there is little hope that it will
The representatives of the University of
Pennsylvania had a large share in to
day's winnings, and their contesting
e<l some filing among the other college
On the Initiative of Mr. Sherrill of
Vole, a protest, signed by all the Ameri
can teams, has been presented to A. O.
Spalding, director of sjiorts at the ex
Again the grand sural to-<Vay was
largely occupied by Americans, who
cheered their champions with much vim,
especially when George W. Orton of tne
University of Pennsylvania, after seem
ing to be out of the long steeplechase,
made a magnificent spurt, beating an
Unglishman. who looked a certain winner,
as they came down the stretch. The en
thusiasm at this point was intense.
li rnenxleiu the W onder.
The first heat in the sixty-metres fiat
went handily to Kraenziein, with E. T.
Miiiahon of Georgetown second and
Pritchard of the English team third.
Time 7 second- Klingelhoefer (French)
and YVesteragen (Swede) also ran.
In the second heat Walter R. Tewkes
bury managed to breast the tape Jurft
ahead of Rowley of New South Wales,
with William J. Holland of the Univer
sity of Georgetown third. Time 71-5 sec
onds. Koppan and Schubert (Hungar
ians) also ran.
The final was a pretty contest, the men
being breasts apart at the finish, with
Kraenziein first, Tewkesbury second and
Rowley third. Minehan also ran.
The Shot Fatting.
Richard Sheldon of the New York Ath
letic club was fhe only American to
strip for the final in the shot putting, ns
J. C. McCracken of the University of
Pennsylvania and Robert Garrett of
Princeton refused to compete on Sunday,
Crettier (Hungarian) nnd Paraskevo
poulos (Greek) took their places. None of
these could outstrip the puis made yes
terday by McCracken nnrl Garrett, and
the final resulted with Sheldon first at
fourteen metres and ten centimetres,
which is said to beat the world’s record;
McCracken second at twelve metres and
eighty-five centimetres, nnd Garrett third
at twelve metres and thiriy-seven centi
the 100 Yfletre*.
Only three started in the final of the
400 metres flat, as Messrs. Lee, Frederick
G. Maloney of ihe University of Michi
gan. and Dixon Board man of the New
York Athletic Club, who had also quali
fied, refused to run to-day. This left
Maxwell lng of the New York Athletic
Club, YY’illiam J. Holland of Georgetown
University, and Bhulz (Dane).
At the crack of the pistol Holland set
a merry pace and held It well lno the
stretch, where Long caught him. The two
had a heartbreaking, run to the finish,
which Long reached one yard in advance
of Holland, Schulz being fifteen yards 'o
the rear. The time was 49 2-5 seconds,
beating the French record of 50 3-5. Had
Ihe other American started, America
would undoubtedly have gained first, sec
ond and third.
The Dlhciin Throwing;.
Had to-day’a records alone decided the
results of the discus throwing, Sheldon
would have won, for to-day he outstripped
his Hungarian competitors. But their rec
ords made in the preliminaries stood In tho
f.na’s, and yesterday they did better, with
the result that Bauer (Hungarian) was
first, at 36 meters and 4 centimeters, and
Janda (Austrian) second, at. 35 meters and
II centimeters, with Sheldon third, at 3-’
meters and 60 centimeter*. Soderstrom
(Swede) and Paraskevopoulos also com
Nine In the I.JHNt Metros.
The 1.80) meters flat race brought nine
contestants to the tape. reprtMfitta | D n
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