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THE MORNING NEWS.
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J. H. ESTILL. President.
HAS APPEALED TO US
china asks mckinley to use his
WANTS POWERS PLACATED.
appeal for mediation comes
THAOIGH MINISTER WIT.
An Imperial Edict Indued Which As
rriK the Government Haw Done
All in in Power to Protect the For
eigner*—lt Instructs All ChincMe
Official* to Protect Foreigner*
Wherever They Are—-Policy of the
Washington, Juiy 22.—President McKin
ley has received what purports to be a
direct appeal from the Chinese imperial
fovtrnment to use his good offices to ex
tricate that government from the difficult
i.nd dangerous position in which it has
been placed as a result of the Boxer up
rising and the ensuing hostile attitude of
the great Powers.
Although the exact text of the appeal
made by the Emperor of China to France,
as outlined in the cable dispatches of yes
terday has not been made known here,
it is believed that the address to the
President is similar in terms To that com
munication. In our case the communica
tion was made through Minister Wu to
the State Department.
Thus far a final answer has not been
returned. The French government an
swered at once, but that answer will not
serve us. The United Srates government
is conscientiously proceeding upon an en
tirely different line of policy in the treat
ment of the case. Unfortunately, the
Stale 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 governments
have tacitly admitted that an error was
made in the beginning in not following
the ccn-mon-sense advice of the United
States naval commander at Taku.
The point of difference between the
ptflte department and the European gov
ernments is that the latter are proceeding
upon the belief that all of the foreign
ministers and missionaries and guards at
Pekin have been killed, and insist upon
dealing with the Chinese government
upon that basis, thereby assuming a hos
tile 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 as Indicated in the four
conditions laid down by M. Delcasse yes
terday sets an impossible task for the
imperial government in its present strait*
and tends to drive it at once to moke
terms with the Boxers and Prince Tuan’s
The American Policy.
On the ocher hand our government,
while not guaranteeing the truth of the
advices from the Chinese government as
to the safety of the fortign ministers, is
willing to accept the statements tempora
rily, in the meantime rem tting none of
Its efforts to get access to Mr. Conger
through the use of military force if need
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 also may se
cure his deliverance through the friendly
offices of some of the powerful Chinese
officials, which the Powers are not likely
to obtain for their own people by follow
ing out their present policy.
It may be stated also that the United
States government has not and docs not
Intend to relinquish any part of its claim
for compensation and reparation in the
ultimate settlement. Its position in that
respect it holds will not be affected un
favorably by piosecuting its efforts to
make use of the friendly sentiments of
the Chinfse officials.
A particularly deplorable effect of the
reasoning of the European governments
on this point, in the estimation of our
government, is the abandonment of the
idea that there is pirticular need for
baste and for taking even desperate
chances in the effort 10 get the interna
tional relief column through to Pekin.
May .Sturt by Aug. 1.
It is true that the latest advices from
Taku Indicates that whereas It was orig
inally estimated by the foreign command
ers that the expedition could ivot be start
ed before Aug. 15, it is now regarded by
th*m as possible to make a beginning
“tout Aug. 1. But the military experts
here, who have been closely scanning ail
the reports from Tien Tain that appear to
be worthy of credit feel that even no’w
the way is open to Pekin and that the
march should begin with the force at pres
f*t on the Pei Ho, leaving the Powers to
bring; up reinforcements to reopen the
base, should the tlrst expedition be cut Off.
According to the latest official reports
*h country around Tien Tsin is clear of
hostile Chinese. The flower of the Chinese
arrpy in that section has been defeated at
Tien Tsin, and these army experts calcu
*at*“ that its power is so broken that that
Articular army never can be reorganized
,n season to offer formidable resistance.
they argue thqt the time is ripe for a
stroke of bold generalship, such, for in
etance, as French's ride to Kimberley.
Mistake of Commander*,
further proof of an official character of
Mistake made by foreign commanders !n
the attack upon the Taku forts is con
tamed in a communication Just received
the State Department from United
States Consul Fowler at Che Foo. He
na * transmitted an imperial edict which
"a; supplied to him by telegraph by the
Chinese Governor of Shan Tung, Yuan
Kai, at Tsi Nan, the capital of the
Province, it was Issued on July 17 and
Tp| aie* to the present hoeKilltles between
( hina and the foreign Powers. The dis
containing the edict came to the
bl *tt Depaximent in uch coafu**^
Jsatemnaj) iUorning ffetoft,
phraseology that it is impossible to da
more than approximately state its sense.
Tne edict appears to state in beginning
that, owing to the trouble existing be
tween the Christians and the populace,
and to subsequent seizure of the Taku
forts, which moused the military lo arms,
the imperial court was laying great
weight upon its international relations.
The Mjnohu generals, therefore, tice
roys and governors, are ordered to ascer
tain whether the merchants and mission
aries of the various nations residing in
the open ports are being protected, aud
the assertion is made that prefects and
magistrates have been sent repeated im
perial edicts to protect the legations. Or
ders also have been sent to the provincial
authorities to protect the missionaries
While hostilities have not yet ceased,
the Chinese offlcials>are directed to give
proteclion to the merchants and others of
the various nations in accordance with
treaties and must not fail to obey.
Murder of Foreigners.
The edict refers to the killing last
month of the Japanese chancellor, Sugi
yama, which it characterizes as startling.
It says that a short time thereafter the
Gorman minister was murdered while re
siding in the capital conducting interna
tional affairs. The edict expresses the
deepest sympathy on account of his death,
and asserts that stringent instructions
would be issued to seize the murderer,
who must be caught and severely pun
ished, after the termination of the pres
ent hostilities, together with those who
have murdered foreigners and mission
aries or taken their property without
cause. The language of the edict, as
given by Mr. Fowler, on this subject is
very much involved, but it appears to
exempt from punishment those who have
killed foreigners "connected with the
The Governor of Pekin and the Vice
soy of Chill are charged to issue instruc
tions to investigate and then to deal in
telligently with each case of wrong-do
ing. The edict states that recently .evil
doers created riots, deliberately rebelled
and murdered good subjects, certainly, it
says, a deplorable state of affairs. All
viceroys, governors and high military
authorities are ordered to obtain accurate
details, presumably of the outrages com
mitted by Chinese and to make such
seizures and take such action os the
cases warrant in order to stop the dis
Beside the reference to the seizure of
the Taku forts as one of the causes of
the uprising, the significant feature of the
edict is the underlying expression of the
desire of the imperial government of
China, not only to protect the foreigners,
but to make reparation for the injuries
they have sustained. That would seem to
be the meaning of the instructions to
the Chinese viceroys and magistrates to
take steps to ascertain the extent of
these injuries. Otherwise the edict is
mainly argumentative and appears to be
an effort to’ extenuate the course of the
imperial government. As such it may be
properly laid aside for the present, to be
taken up for consideration in the final
reckoning, and such will be the course
of the state department.
Oar Only Object.
The administration is determined to
keep aloof from any movement that would
unnecessarily entangle the government of
the United States in Chinese affairs. It
of course must join heartily with the oth
er Powers in the effort to get to Pekin,
but it does not follow from that co-oper
ation that it will be led into taking part
in any bickerings or dissensions that en
sue over the future of China after our
people have been tak n care of.
It is the intenticn of the adm nistration
lo withdraw our forces, military and na
val, after the Americans in Pekin have
be n relieved and wash its hands of Chi
nese affairs, looking only to the preser
vation of such privileges as it has a r’ght
to retain for Americans.
A href cablegram was received by S c
tetary Long to-day from Rear Admiral
Kempff at Taku. He announced that the
Newark was going over to Nagasaki to
be docked and cleaned. Although he did
not say so, it is assumed that he is going
wi h her, as she is his flag ship.
Five humified United States marines
started from this city to-day direct for
Chna. They were placed on a special
trMn bound for San Frarci-co where they
will cross the Pacific cn an army trans
port. This is the largest body of marine*
that has yet been dlspatchel to the East
at and the departure was made conspicuous
by the presence of Gen. Heywood, the
commandant of marines, and the full Ma
rine band. The detachment is command
ed by Maj. Dickens.
LITTLE NEWS FROM CHINA.
Minister Wn Declined to Discuss Ile
quest for Mediation.
Washington. Juiy 22,-With the excep
ti n of the briff dispatch from Admiral
Kempff announcing that the Newark was
going to Nagasaki, there has been noth
ing received in Washington to-day by the
state or navy departments regarding
This was also true of the Chinese lega
tion. Minister Wu saying after dinner to
night he had not a word frem his coun
try to-day. The lat.er continues extreme
ly optimistic of the safety of the lega
tions in Pekin and hopes that the dis
patch from Minister Conger received here
Friday Is tut the precursor of more de
tailed i formation of a s ill brighter ch.r
aettr from the Chinese capital. Many of
his callers to-day inquired of him about
•he report that China had asked the
United States government to exercise its
good offices for his country in the pres
ent crisis, but he declined positively to
make any statement on the subject.
When Secretary Hay received the Con
ger dispatch on Friday he. promptly tele
graphed the fact to our ambassadors and
ministers abroad, coupling it with the In
structions to lay it before the respective
governments to which they are accredited,
and to urge upon them the necessity for
co-operation for the relief of the foreign
ers in Pekin.
Several replies have been received at the
state department in response to the sec
retary’s dispatch, but they are withheld
from publication for the present. The
officials here will abate none of the efforts
now making to obtain more definite news
and to push forward the relief column on
its way to the Chinese capital.
KILLED HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW.
Aged and Prominent Former Shot
Down In n Quarrel.
Owensboro. Ky.. July 22.-Robert Bry
ant, aged 70, was killed to-day by his
brother-in-law, Samuel Kelly, aged 60. The
killing followed a quarrel. Bryant was a
prominent and wealthy farmer. Kelly
shot him twice with a shotgun and then
fled, swearing: he would never be taken
.alive, but two officers soon arrested him
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, JULY 23, 1900.
EARLY NEWS FROM FOREIGNERS
IN PEKIN LOOKED FOR.
THERE IS STILL MUCH DOUBT.
EMPRESS IS REPORTED TO BE PRE
PARING FOR WAR.
Chinese Legation in Isonrion Say the
Situation Should Bo Solved Wltliin
n Few Days—Foil of Tien Tsin Hom
Dhlienrtened the Chinese—Ll Hun*;
( haul’s Trip Ha* Proven a Fail
ure—Trouble Expected in Southern
London, July 23, 4 a. m. —Sir Chih Chen
Loh Feng-, the Chinese minister in London,
took the unusual step yesterday of pay
ing: a Sunday call ot the foreign office.
As Lord Salisbury was absent, the visit
was without special result, but its im
portance may be gathered from on inter
view with the secretary of the Chinese
legation. Sir Halliday MacArlney, in
which the legation officials seem to have
assumed at last something like personal
Sir Halliday admitted that communi
cation had been practically reopened with
Pekin and that messages from Sir Claude
MacDonald, the British minister, and the
other foreign envoys might be expected
almost immediately. He said he hoped
the trouble would soon be over, since
the Chinese government was doing its
utmost to overcome the difficulties and to
control the lawless element.
In hi*! opinion the Americans had taken
the most common sense view of the sit
uation, and he insisted that China ought
not to be misjudged. Against the suspic
ion that Li Hung Chang had any but a
s'ncere pacific object in view he protested
warmly, declaring that all stories about
the perfidy and treacherj' of Earl LI were
absolutely basele s.
With regard to th** projects in the
southern province, the Secretary admit
ted that there might be small outbreaks,
but he said there would be nothing se
rious and that Europeans would be quite
safe in treaty ports. The long silence he
exp'ained as “due probably to the rebels,
who have cut the wires and blocked the
Should lie Early Solution.
Thus, according to the secretary of the
Chinese legation, a few' days more should
bring a solution of the great mystery.
Nevertheless no one in England believes
that the alleged dispatches and edicts are
anything by subterfuges to hide the real
situation as long as possible and to avert
retribution by sowing discord among the
From Shanghai comes a report that the
Empress I/owager and the court are mov
ing to Brian Fu (?), in the province of
Shan Si, to which large stores of rice are
being sent, and that, when these arrange
ments are completed, the remaining vice
roys will declare against foreigners.
According to the Che Foo correspond
ent of the Daily Mail, the fall of Tien
Tsin has so disheartened the Chinese that
they are seeking terms of peace. He says
that several attempts have been made to
send messages to Pekin, but so far with
out any knowrn results, and adds that
rumors are again current that the Rus
sians are reaching Pekin from the north.
It 4s impossible to confirm or deny these
statements; hut either one might explain
China’s efforts to gain time.
Lt’* Visit a Failure.
Li Hung Chang’s visit to Shanghai
seems to be a complete failure. Except
the Chinese custom officials, no one has
visited him. Sheng, the chief magistrate,
gave the consuls a cordial invitation to
meet him at luncheon, but all declined.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Express pretends to have authority
for the assertion that Great Britain will
repudiate any credentials Li Hung Chong
may bring from the Empress Dowager,
and he adds:
“Russia, however. Is willing to make
terms with Li Hung Chang, whose real
mission is to sow’ dissension among the
Powers. The British, German and Amer
ican residents were resolute against re
The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily
Mail declares that the Chinese officials
are thoroughly frightened by the fall of
Tien Tsin and desire to open negotiations.
“Therefore,” he continues, “although all
are aware of the horrible Pekin massa
cres, every official down to the, humblest
retainer has been sworn to secrecy upon
the penalty of wholesale executions
should the details leak out. They hope,
if the Powers once begin negotiations, to
stop the military operations, and that
matters might cool down.”
Humor* From Shanghai.
There is the usual crop of Shanghai ru
mors at hand this morning. One is that
Prince Tuan has been abducted and that
the Empress Dowager is again supreme.
Another is that the notorious Kang Yi,
president o fthe board of war, has been
appointed viceroy of Canton.
The Tien T.-in correspondent of the
Da'ly News says the allies have issued a
proclamation announcing that they are
net fighting China, hut only the rebels
who have been guilty of attacks upon the
The dec sin to keep
at Hcng Kong is supposed to be due to
the disquieting proce dings of the “Black
Flags” at Canton.
It is reported that the Bcgut forts are
be ng rearmed by the Chinese with quick
firing Krupps and large stores of am
munition, and that the Chinese ars
mounting guns and laying torpedoes at
various advantageous points between Woo
Sung ar.d Wu Chang
The foreigners and Jcpines* traders
have evacuated Niu Chwang, where the
roads are now guarded by Japanese
All foreign women and children have
been advised to leave the farts on the
Yang ua Kiarg.
Slight skirmishes are reported from
Manchuria between the Russians and
EARL LI COLDLY RECEIVED.
Foreign Conanln Decided Not to Call
on Him Officially.
Shanghai, July 21.—Li Hung Chang, who
arrived h< r? to-day on the steamer Apning
from Hong Kong, was coldly received.
The native officials sent an escort of
'OO armed trorps. but, as the French con
sul objected to their passing through the
French settlerrunt, they withdrew’ and
Ea ly Li landed under an escort of twelve
French police. Once out of French juris
diction, he was handed to the cosmopol
itan settlers, who escorted him to his
p ace of residence.
The Anping, having munitions of war
on boaf'h, violated the harbor regulaticns
by entering and was compelled to leave
The consuls have decided not to cal
upon Li Hung Chang officially.
HWANG SI! ALIVE ON JULY O.
Advance to Pekin Will Rcgin When
Kussinn Force Arrive*.
London, July 23.—The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Times says:
“The United States government has
communicated to the Russian government
for its information that Emperor Kwang
Su was living and in full possession of
his imperial functions on July 9.
“As soon as the Russian Gen. Llnevitch
(reported from Vladivos’tock to be march
ing to the scene of hostilities with an
army corps and a complete artillery bri
gade), arrives at Tien Tsin, the advance
on Pekin wii 1 begin.”
WILL PUNISH MURDERERS.
China Want* to Retain the Friend
ship of Germany.
Paris. July 22.—The Berlin correspond
ent of the Temps says:
“It is asserted in Berlin that the Em
peror of China has cent a telegram to
Emperor William deploring the assassin
ation of Baron von Ketteler by the rebels
and declaring that the murderers are be
ing actively sought and will be punished.
He also expressed a hope that the rela
tions of China with Germany would not
suffer from this state of things.
KOREA GETS IN THE FIGItT.
Her Troop* Have Already Clashed
With the Chinese.
Yokohama, July 22.—The Korean gov
ernment continues to send troops to the
frontier, a collision with intruding Chi
nese having already occurred.
The Japanese papers express sympathy
with the unfortunate Emperor of China,
but are unanimous and emphatic in de
claring that an alliance between China
and Japan is quite impossible.
STATE OF SIEGE DECLARED.
Riisnlu Call* Ont Re*ervl*t on the
St. Petersburg, July 22 —An Imperial
ukase issued to-day orders that a state
cf siege be proclaimed in the military
districts of Siberia, Turkestan and S m
iretchinsk, ar.d that all reservists in th se
di-tric s be called to the colors.
Movement of Briti*h Troop*.
Hong Kong. July 22.—The Second Indian
brigade has been ordered to remain here.
The Biritish first class battleship Go
liath and two Indian transports with
troops have arrived off Hong Kong.
-German !Mi*sionarie* Are Safe.
Berlin, July 22—The German consul at
Swatau telegraphs under date of July 21
that all the German missionaries from the
interior of the province of Kwang Tung
have arrived there safely.
CAMPAIGN AGAINST YAQUIS.
They Clave Been Well Scattered and
Are Not So Troublesome.
City of Mexico, July 22.—Gen. Luis
Torres, governor of Sonora, and com
mander-in-chief of the forces against the
Yaquls, hes come to this city to make
a detailed report of the progress of the
campaign to President Diaz and Minister
of War Reis. From an interview with
him it is gathered that the Yaqute have
been pretty well scattered and broke up
into small bodies and are not seriously
troublesome at present. Several batches
of prisoners have been sent to* Guadala
jara', and other places with the view of
making useful citizens out of them.
The general has followed strictly the
policy of the government In dealing with
them, which is to give them every rea
sonable Inducement to return to their
farms or get them employment elsewhere
without being eny more severe than ab
solutely necessary. The Yaquls are really
superior people. The large companies
operating in Sonora say they make the
best workmen, but there are turbulent
spirits among them reedy to make trouble.
CHINESE FEAR A BOYCOTT.
Laundry men in Chicago Forced to
Chicago, July 22.—The Chinese popula
tion lb perturbed over reports from vari
ous parts of the city that because of Cau
casian antipathy aroused by the trouble*
in the Celestial empire, a boycott has
been instituted against Chinese laundries
and truck farms. Wu Sung Lee, a banker
in Chinatown and probably the richest
Mongolian In the city, says four laundries
have been forced to suspend business dur
ing the past week, and Chinese laundry
men generally report a falling off of 50
per cent, in their business.
BODIES OF TWO .MEN FOUND.
Wound* on the llnul In Same Spot
St. Joseph. Mo., July 22.—The dead
bodies of two men were found to-day on
the Maple Leaf right of way thirty miles
north of here. Wounds on the head in
the same spot on each man indicate mur
The local police are firm in this belief
and they and the railroad detective* ere
at work on the case, but give out nothing
King of Servla to Wed.
Belgrade, July 22—King Alexander, of
Servia. has proclaimed his betrothal to
Mme. Drega Maschin, a widow, who was
formerly a lady in waiting to Quean Na
itaaUe, the King’* mother.
KILLED AT TIEN TSIN
NAMES OF AMERICANS WHO FELL
IN B YTTLK THERE.
LIST OF DEAD AND WOUNDED.
HEAVY CASUALTY LIST OF THE
Private* and Non-Commt**ioned Offi
cer* Who Were Killed or Wound
ed—Eighteen Member* of the Ninth
Burled Nenr the Bnrrnck* on July
IS—They Were Interred In Collin*
Taken at Tien Tnin—Casunltle* of
the Marine Corp*.
(Copyright, 1900, the Associated Press.)
Tien Tsin. July 15. midnight, via ('he
Foo. July 20, via Shanghai, July 22.—Eigh
teen members of the Ninth United States
Infantry were buried near the barracks
this (Sunday) evening. The regiment,
paraded. Chaplain Marvine officiated, and
the bodies were enclosed in grandees' cof
fins. taken at Tien Tsin.
Following is a list of the casualties suf
fered by the regiment:
Company A, John A. Potter and George
Company B, Or pi. Richard B. Slater and
Privates John McPartland and Gotfried
Company C, Barney Gonyea, Robert B.
Company D, John H. Porter.
Company F. Oscar Olsen, John J. Drehr,
Alexander Syoghberg, Caspar Schwert
feger and James B. Taylor.
Company G, Clyde B. Jamison, William
L. Partlow. Frederick F. Reiffenacht,
John P. Smith and Dewey Rogers.
Company A, Arnold Pernzzy, John J.
Dimond. Martin Dunphy, George F. Mur
phy and John Seymour.
Company B, Corpl. Myrtle Conroy,
Corpl. John Gallant and Privates Arthur
W. Ruggles, Robert Crawford, Henry E.
Stillings, Henry Van Leer, Patrick Cox,
Frank W. Southworth, William S. Row
ley and Clarence J. Mcßride.
Company C, Sergts. E. Omcy, T. Perry.
Joseph A. Dory and Adelbert Walker;
Cotpls. James It. Burton and Peter Sav
age; Musician Harry K. Ellis and Privates
Snmuel F. Whipps, Richard W. Webb.
Calvin Mattl ews, Jol n D. Closson,
Ulyss s Jumper, James J. O’Neil, Henry
J. Sharer and Robert H. Von Schlick.
Company D, Sergts. George Bailey and
Edward Got man ; Corpls. Sherman E.
Jackson and Silas A. Christenberry, and
Privates Thomas L. Maloney, Joseph
Munch, Fred E. Newell, Davis Kennedy,
Carp 11 L. Gingree, William Murphy and
Company E, Privates William G lbert,
Joseph MacMahon and Patrick J. Mur
Company F, Corpl*. Frank M. Iveonard
and Gustav Bartz. and Privates Francis
J. Magee, Fred el ok E. Sho- craft, Edward
Wright; Arthur Abies, Orln C. Weston,
David A. Murphy, David H. Hammond,
Harry A. Norton. John P. Dimond and
George F. Murphy.
Company G, Corpls. Dennis Morlarity.
Stepficn Odn and Thomas H. Curren, and
Privates Loda B. King, Phillip Wubing
and Walker F. Coleman.
Company H, Sergt. Westlay Blekhart,
Corpls Albert Juhl, Jacob Mengel. Ger
hart Heckerman and George Hoar, and
Privates Andrew Roden, Woss (Ross)
Westerveit, Lewis Irish, John Mclweeney,
(McSweeney?), Charles Riley, Ralph
Richards and David Morris.
M Inn lug.
Company B, Private Myron C. Miller.
Following Is a list of casualties to the
Sergt. Charles J. Kollo k. Corpl. Thomq<*
Kelly and Privates J. E. McConkey and
Isaac W. Partridge.
Sergts. Frederick T. Winters And James
Murphy; Corpls. J. MclDonald and Joseph
W. Hunt, and Privates A. 6. Chapman, J.
Cooney, Robert Desmond, F. T. Egleston,
P. J. Kelleher, Laurin G. E.
Mclver, C. I). Miller. Calvin J. Matthews,
J. C. McGonegal, A. B. Penney, Henry A.
Rlkers, John Stokes and J. Van Horne.
OUTRAGES I PON CHINESE.
Military Will Be Sent to Protect
Them at Hock Spring*.
Chicago, Ju'y 22—A special to the
T mes-Herald fiom Cheyenne, Wyo.,
s n *:
A numb r of outrages have been com
mitted by foreigners upon the Chinese
residents of Rock Spring**, a coal mining
town, 203 mile* west of here on the Un
ion Pacific Railroad during the past few
The state auihorit es fearing a general
movement against Chinatown, where
more than 500 Chinamen reside, have or
dered s veral companies cf tro r p* to be
in readiness to move to the scene.
Probably two companies of infantry
will go io Hock flprirg< to-morrow, when
martial law will be proclaimed.
Feeling among the foreign laborers at
Reck Springs against the Chines * i* at
f ver heat, but the s ate tuih rl hs w'll
do everything possible to prot ct the
Chinamen and prevent bloodshed.
TRIED TO DESTROY A POST.
The Boer* Were Beaten Off After a
London, July 22.—The war office hat re
ceived the following dispatch from Lord
“Pretoria, July 22.—The Boers made a
determined attack yesterday to destroy a
post at the rail head, thirteen miles east
of Heidelberg, which they attacked with
three guna and a ‘pompom’ and surround
ed They were, however, beaten off after
a sharp engagement.before reinforcement*
summoned Xrom Heidelberg arrived, * <
CUT IN TWO BY CAMPANIA.
Hark Kmbloton Sank at Once and
Eleven of Her Crew With the
Cnptnin W ere Drowned.
London, July 22.—A dense fog hung over
the Irish channel yesterday morn
ing and the Cunard Line steamship Cam
pania, on route for Liverpool from New
York, struck the Liverpool bark Emble
ton, bound for New Zealand, amidships,
cutting her In twain.
The Kmbloton sank immediately. Seven
of the crew were rescued, but It is be
lieved the other eleven members of the
ship's company, including the captain,
The Campania had her bows stove in,
bin arrived safely at Liverpool five and a
half hours late.
The Campania was little injured, but
had a narrow’ escape ’from a serous dis
aster. The fog had dtlayrd her passage
s r.ce Filday noon, and a tender went out
f.otn Qunnstown four miles, as C.ipt.
Walker would not take the liner near
At Tuskar light (he fog was becoming
denser every moment. When the Cam
pania was about thirty miles northeast
of tho light a phantom ship rose suddenly
wMhout warning, directly across her bows.
Thirty seconds later the phantom had be
come a solid sailing vessel, into which
(he liner crashed, her steel forefoot go
ing 'through the F.mblcton like the clean
cut of a sword, and dividing her Just
abaft the mainmast. The forward half
sank Instantly. The s4ern swung vicious
ly round and the mast and yards for a
moment tore at the Campania.
From the instant the phantom came into
view' from the bridge of the Campania
until the last vosGge of the vessel van
ished, some sixty or eighty seconds had
According to the Embelton’s survivors,
for nearly half an hour before the collis
ion. the captain and first officer w’ere be
low at breakfast, and although the fog
whistle of a large tsenmer could he heard
every minute, the bark never shifted her
course, the helmsman receiving no order.
When, at 8:25 a. m , the second officer, to
use his own phrase, “heard the rush of a
steamer’s hows,” he shouted down to tty
captain, who lushed on deck, but he was
too late to give an order.
The Campunia was under one-third
The captain, first officer and pilot
were on the bridge. The engines were In
stantly reversed and the helm put hard
down. No precaution was omllted.
Some of the passengers had
even grumbled at what they called
superfluous caution. After the crash and
the sudden cries, the boats were quickly
got out. There were no signs of panic;
the crew were everywhere at their sta
tions; the best discipline was maintained;
(he bulkheads were closed and everything
possible ivas done to s-ave life.
Some of the Campanias’ plates were bent
by the collision; her forepeak Ailed with
water; her foretopmast was broken short
off and her steel rigging torn and twisted
The paesengers held a meeting, adopted
resolutions of thanks to the captain ami
crew and su beer i bed £7OO for the relief
of the survivors and the families of the
A MILLION IN GOLD DUST.
The Steamer Amur Urnußlit Many
B'ortnnp, From Alaska,
Victoria. B. C., July 22.—The steamer
Amur reached here this afternoon bring
ing the largest number of rich Klondlkera
and more gold than has previously ar
rived from the north this season.
There Is ot least a million In gold dust
on board the steamer mid at least ninety
passengers, one-third of whom made for
tunes in the far north.
The general opnion of these men. who
are actually engaged In mining, Is that
the output for the year will be 525,000,0ut)
This large output is accounted for by the
fact that Just as much gold la now being
taken out in summer as In winter.
A man who w. nt over the creeks to esti
mate the output said it was hard to make
an estimate us claim own-rs refuse to
give the output for fear that the royalty
of 10 per cent, will be exacted by the gov
ernment. Mrny of the larg st c alms lure
ly pay ex|on-es and If they paid a roy
alty there wou'd be a !o*s for the year.
Doctors say there are no cases of small
pox in Dawson, bu: some typhoid. Ar
rjngemer.ts for the suppression of disease
are the very best.
The courts have decided in favor lot
owners of Skagway as against Capt. Wil
liam M ore. who darns the town site un
der squatter's lights
(OI.OMHIW HDIIKI.N ACTIVE.
They Have Taken I’nnniiis nnd Prob
ably Alsu Hold Colon.
Kingston. Jamaica, July 22.—CBpit. Mol
ler of the German steamer Fiandrla, which
arrived here to-day from Colombia, re
ports that the government troops enter
ed Colon from Panama on July 15. the lat
ter city having fallen into the hands of
the rebels. He asserts that Colon also
Is now In possession of the rebels, having
been easily taken on July 16 without a
Sabonilla, in the department of Bolivap,
Is sufirounded by the Insurgents.
The rebels have offered a reward of 51,-
000 for the capture, dead or alive, of Capt.
Christensen of the Colombian warship
On July 14 the Cordova took the Soban
l’da guns and ammunition for the garri
The government proposed to the cap
tain of the Kiondrla that he should taka
1,000 soldiers to Colon, but he declined on
the ground that Colon was in the hands
of the rebels and that the troops could
NEW YELLOW FEVER SERI’M.
Effect of the Treatment Is Said to Be
Vera Cruz. July 22.—The first patient
treated with the yellow fever serum by
the young Brazilian experimenter, Dr.
Belllngzaghl, is fully convalescent. Other
pstlents treated are progressing favora
bly. There is Intense interest In the ex
periments. Patients very low with blark
vomit have been treated, and the effect
of the serum Is marvelous.
DAILY. 58 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY
WEEKLY’ 2-TIMES-A-WEEK.SI A YEAR
MANY WERE KILLED
TWO HUNDRED FILIPINOS SLAUGH
TERED IN BATTLE.
AMERICANS LOST TWELVE.
THIRTY-EIGHT FILIPINOS KILLED
IN ONE ENGAGEMENT.
Amerienns also linil Eleven Wonod
ed—Cnpt. Roberts Hrlensrd on
Pnrole nnd Will Not Hetnrn to Cap
tivity— Amnesty Resolutions and
IDneArthnr's Reply Transmitted to
Aguluuldo—A Reply Is Expected
NYttlitn n Mouth.
Manila. July 22.—1 tls offlolaly announced
that Inst week 200 insurgents were killed
and 130 surrendered or were captured. On©
hundred rifles were taken.
Twelve Americans were killed and eleven
This includes (he casualties of Col. Will
iam E. Blrkhlmor's engagement with a
fojee of th# Twenty-eighth Volunteer In
fantry, who attacked 200 Insurgent rifles
entrenched two miles east of Taai, kill
A detachment of the signal corps, while
repairing wires, was twice ambushed.
Capt. Charles D. Roberts, of the. Thirty
fifth volunteer Infantry, who was captur
ed by the Filipinos last May, has arrived
here on parole. He will return to cap
Senor Buencamlno last Thursday sent
to Agulnald", by means of Aguinald's
mother, the amnesty resolutions adopted
by the meeting of representative Filipi
nos here on June 21. together with Gen.
MacArthur’s answer to them and other
documents btaring upon the restoration
of the peace. It Is understood that Ag
ulnaldo will summon nls advisers and
that a reply may be expected within a
Filipinos h*re will give a banquet h-r
next Saturday In celebration of Pres dent
McKinley's order of amnesty.
SAYS DEWEY PROMISED IT.
Filipino General Says He Assnred
Omaha. Neb., July 22.—A special to the
World-Herald from Sioux Falls. S. D.,
"A lefter has been received by Sena
tor H. F. Pettigrew from one of the lead
ing commanders of the Filipino army In
regnrd to the claims of the Filipino peo
ple ns to the understanding that was ar
rived at between them and he Ameri
cans before the opening of hostilities In
the Philippines. The letter says In part:
"Slnukwan Encampment, Philippine
Islands. April 12, 1900.—Hon. R. F. Petlt
greiv nnd G. F. Hoar, senators, Wash
"Gentlemen: I have read in som©
American papers shat Admiral Dewey,
compelled by you and other senators,
lovers of truth and Justice, to answer
whether he had made to us formal pro
misee of Independence, stated that he had
never promised Independence to the Fili
pinos.' 1. who. In tite name of the Filipino
people and of Gen. Agulnaldo and as a
represensntive of his, have had the honor
to confer several times with the admiral,
make to you the following statements
that you may use them as you should
think more convenient.
" "In April, lfi, whon the rupture of
liostlllths hr tween Am< r'ca and Fpaln be
came imminent,.and in the absence of my
chief, Gen. Agulnaldo, who was then at
S ngapore I solicited through the Amer
ican consul at Hong Kong, Mr. Wlldman,
to have some Interviews with Admiral
Dwey, with the objec 1 of continuing ihe
Interrupted negotiations between Gen.
Agulnaldo and Admiral D wey, through
Mr. Woid. the commander of the Ameri
can gunboat Petrel. My petition was fa
vorably r celved and I went with Mr. An
dres (iarchitoreno, another Filipino, on
board the Olympia In the bay of Hong
"Once on board, the following Interview
in French took place through the flag
lieutenant, Mr. Brumby, acting as inter
‘Filipino—Admiral, having come to our
knowledge that a war between your coun
try nnd Spain Is Imminent, we, who have
fought the latter for our Independence,
ere willing. In obedience lo the desire
manifested by you to Gen. Agulnaldo
through Mr. Wood, to take part in the
war as allies of America, so long as lt be
carried on with the object of freeing from
the yoke of Bpaln her colonies, giving
them their Independence. *
“Admiral Dewey—The American peo
ple, champions of liberty, wjl undertake
this war with the humanitarian object ol
freeing from the Spanish yoke the peo
ples under It, onel wl.l give you indepen
dence and freedom, es we have proclaim
ed to the world at large.
" 'Filipino—We are very grateful for
this generous manifestation of the great
American people and being made through
an admiral of ihelr navy, we value It more
than a written contract, and thereupon
place ourselves at your entire disposal.'
" ‘Admiral Dewey—l place at your dis
posal the ships of my fleet for the convey
ance of both the Filipino leaders and the
arms you may get. Moreover, I think my
government Is willing to supply you with /
arms ahd ammunition.’
" •Filipino—We are very thankful to you
for this new generosity of the Amerlcitn
people, and you may be sure that we are
ready to tight at your side for the Inje
ptndence of Hie Philippines, even without
urnu, as we have done during the recent
"Admiral Dewey—America Is rich In
every respect; she has territories sparse
ly Inhabited. Besides, our constitution
prevent ‘territory expansion' outside of
America, therefore, the Flllplnoa may be
sure of their Independence and not a bit
of their land shall be taken from them.’
"After these conclusive and forms!
statements, the conversation turned to
other details concerning the state of the
The letter is signed "J. Aiejandrlno.”
He Is a Filipino general who recently sur
rendered to the American forces.
Seventh Artillery to Go Eaet.
Fort Riley. Kan., July 22.—Rush order*
have come for the Seveitth United States
Battery of Heavy Artillery at Fort Riley
to proceed with all haste to the Orient,
calling for order* at Nagasaki.