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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. - Incorporated ISBS
J. H. ESTILL President.
MARCHING ON PEKIN
advance of allies is said to
HAVE BEGUN THURSDAY.
PARIS HEARS OF OPPOSITION.
foreigners are reported to
HAVE A FORCE OF 40,000.
Gen. Chaffee Was Delayed in Disem
barking— A Dispatch on July 31
Said Advance Had Attain Been De
layed—Chinese Slade Another At
tack on Tien Tsin—Rnssians Re
fined to Let Americans Put Tele
phone Wires Along the Railroad.
London, Aug. 6, 4 a. m.—The American
and British forces began to advance on
Pekin last Thursday, according to a dis
patch, dated Aug. 2, from Tien Tsin to
the Daily Express.
"The main body of the allies,” contin
ues the correspondent, "marched July 30.
Gen. Chaffee was delayed by difficulties
of disembarkation. Gen. Dorward, the
British commander, had no such obsta
cles. and his delay is inexplicable.
"The other foreign troops are now half
way to Eofa. The force includes 20,000
Japanese under Gen. Yamachuchi, and
30,000 Russians. The British force totals
0,000, and the other foreign troops 7,000.
We are weak in artillery.
"On Aug. 1, a strong force of Chinese
from the native city, attacked Tien Tsin.
By a series of brilliant charges, our troops
drove the enemy from their positions.
The native city is stilt defiant and the
allies are unwilling to march troops
through its streets, as this would mean
an immense slaughter. When the Chi
nese saw so large a body of troops
marching westward, they apparently be
lieved they would have an easy victory
over those who were left.”
The Disturbing Element.
A message to the same paper from a
correspondent in Pekin, dated July 22,
“The women have borne all the horrors
with marvelous fortitude and even with
cheerfulness. The Chinese wanted peace
when the arsenals at Tien Tsin were cap
tured and the negotiations bade fair to
be successful. Unfortunately Li Ping
Heng and Kang Yu (?) arrived here at
the critical moment and overthrew the
"Food has been short, but not terribly
so, though we have had to be very care
A Shanghai dispatch dated Aug. 4 says:
"The first overt attack upon foreigners
occured this morning. Three Chinese,
supposed to be soldiers tn disguise, tired
at a well-known English resident, while
he was lying asleep on the veranda of his
house. He had a narrow escape.
"From various sources come state
ments that a large body of Boxers, some
estimate them at 3,000, is gathering south
of Tien Tsin and threatening communica
Escort for Ministers.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Mail announces the reception of an
imperial edict, dated Aug. 2. ordering Gen.
Yung Lu to select high military and civil
dignitaries, together with a sufficient
number of picked troops, to escort the
foreign ministers to Tien Tsin as soon as
they decide to leave Pekin. By the terms
of the edict Gen. Y'ung Lu will be held
personally responsible for their safety,
and he is given full authority to deal
summarily with those opposing the peace
ful passage of the escort.
"By such acts,” concludes the edict,” do
we show our good Intentions to people
from afar and open our bosoms to them.”
Y'okohama advices eay that Gen. Ter
euchl has reported to the Japanese gov
ernment that It Is not advisable to send
more troops to China, declaring that the
united force Is now ample to relieve the
foreigners In Pekin.
Chinese messages assert that in addi
tion to causing the execution of high
functionaries of pro-foreign tendency. LI
Ping Heng has Impeached LI Hung
Chang, Llu Kun Yl, viceroy of Nankin,
and others on a charge of maintaining
relations with foreigners.
A Tien Tsin dispatch dated Aug. 1, to
Berlin, gives a report of an Imperial
edict issued July 27, ordering the recap
ture of Taku and Tien Tsin by troops
from Shan Tung and the south.
Detailed accounts of (he reconnaissance
of July 30 say that the enemy’s guns that
were attacked near Pei Tsang were only
the advanced post and Pei Tsang, it Is be
lieved. can only be captured after a hard
Gen. Gaseless and his staff accompanied
the reconnaissance, but no British troops
Advance Reported Delayed.
A dispatch to the Morning Post from
Che Foo, dated July 30, says:
"The Russians at Tien Tsin refuse to
oliow the Americans to put up telephone
wires on the railroad poles and they claim
the railroad, which English engineers are
uady to work.
"The situation Is critical. The river Is
full of railroad sleepers. Hundreds of dead
bodies of Chinese, some decapitated, are
floating in the streets.”
Four more missionaries, according to
Shanghai advices dated Saturday, have
been murdered near Hankow.
The Tien Tain correspondent of the
Times, wiring July 31, says:
"The previous decision to move to-mor
fow has been revised. It Is reported that
the American commander ts no*(. unwilling
to advance until he Is reinformed. The
Japanese reconnoiseance yesterday appar
ently Inclined them to favor waiting for
further reinformecents. The Russians
and French acqulsced.
"Gen. Gaselee Is anxious to advance,
but his command is so small, only 3.000,
that he cannot take the lead. The date
for the departure of the expedition la
therefore, again uncertain.
Commenting upon this dispatch the
*‘Jt is perhaps Inevitable, although un-
doubtedly disappointing, --that the advance
should be delayed.”
It will be noticed that the dispatch to
the Daily Express announcing that the
troops had started is dated two days later
than the dispatch to the Times and two
‘lays later than any other dispatch pub
lished in London this morning. There is
no way of verifying the statements of the
Daily Express correspondent. They must
simply be taken for what they are worth.
RUMORED REPULSE OF ALLIES.
Murderous LI Plus Hen? Made Com
mander of Chinese.
Paris, Aug. s.—The Shanghai corre
spondent of the Temps, telegraphing to
“The number of allies leaving Tien Tsin
is no better known here than are the facts
as to the march itself, but It is rumored
that the advance gurad has been repulsed.
“Li Ping Heng, former governor of Shan
Tung, has been named commander of the
Paris, Aug. 6, 1 a. m.—The French con
sul at Shangha, telegraphing Saturday,
‘‘Li Hung Chang informs me that Ll
Ping Heng was appointed general of the
troops in the north of the empire on his
arrival at Pekin.”
THEY CAN COM >ll NIC ATE.
A Decree Removing Reatriction*
From tlie Ministers.
Paris, Aug. 5, 7 p. m.—Sheng, director
general of railways and telegraphs, has
just communicated to the consuls at
Shanghai, according to a special dispatch
to the Temps, dated Aug. 5, an imperial
decree, dated Aug. 2, authorizing the for
eign ministers in Pekin to communicate
without restriction with their govern
ments and ordering their departure for
Tien Tsin under a good escort.
The French foreign office has received
the following dispatch from the French
cosul at Che Foo, dated Aug. 2:
“The Governor of Moukden, In a pro
clamation, has urged the people of Man
churia to massacre Christians. Nearly
all the missions have been destroyed. The
missionaries have organized for defense,
and are assisted by other Christians.”
EARL LI IS PROBABLY AX.IVE.
No Confirmation of the Report of His
London, Aug. 6, 2:45 a. m.—The Shang
hai report that Li Hung Chang had com
mitted suicide has not been definitely con
tradicted, but all the advices received
from that point, up to this hour, indi
cate that he is alive.
DID NOT COMMIT SUICIDE.
Li Hung Chang Is Simply In a Very
Shanghai, Aug. s.—The report that Ll
Hung Chang had committed suicide is
without foundation. He is only in a very
The Chinese consul here has received a
message from Pekin saying that Gen.
Tung Fuh Slang has stopped all provi
sions goln to the legations.
Admiral Seymour arrived at Shanghai
Chinese Fortifying at Pekls.
Brussels, Aug. s.—The Belgian vice con
sul at Tien Tsin. wiring Aug. 4. says that
the Chinese in Pekin are fortifying their
position outside the British legation. He
adds that all the members of the Belgian
legation are in good health.
Atgnn Taken by Russians.
St. Petersburg. Aug. s.—The Russian war
office has received a dispatch from Gen.
Grodekoff, dated Khabarovsk. Aug. 5, an
nouncing that Algun had been taken by
the Russians after a stubborn fight and
that the Chinese were being pursued in
the direction of Tsitsikar.
DE AVET IS SURROUNDED.
Boers Say They Will Make a Slnnd
London. Aug. 5.—A special dispatch
from Pretoria, dated Saturday, says:
"Gen. Christian DeWet is completely
surrounded near Reitzburg, and It is Im
possible for' his forces to escape through
the strong British cordon.
"The Boers say they will make a stand
at Machadodorp. They are short of am
munition and food. Gen. Hamilton, by
the rapidity of his movements, prevents
reinforcements reaching Commandant
"It appears that after he train carry
ing United States Consul Stowe and fly
ing the Stars and Stripes, was derailed
at Honlngsprult, south of Kroonstad,
concealed Boers tired, killing four.
"Many residents of Pretoria have been
si n< into exile for having behnved cruelly
or shamefully to British subjects before
ordering the war. The terms of exile
vary, in one instance, reaching twenty
GEN. BADEN-POWELL WOUNDED.
Boers Captured Some Prisoners and
324 W agon*.
London, Aug. The Lorenzo Marques
correspondent of the Dally Express, wir
ing Saturday, says:
"Transvaal advices declare thal Gen.
Baden-Powell was wounded during a re
cent engagement at Rustenburg, when the
Boer*, according to their account, took
some prisoners and captured 324 wagons.”
ON A POLITICAL MISSION.
Stowe Was Going to Pretoria When
the Train Was Captured.
Cape Town, Aug. s.—Ths United Btstes
consulate here has received no direct com
munication regarding the Boer ettaclt up
on ths train carrying Unltsd Slates Con
sul Stowe, but Sir Alfred Milner. Brltlh
high commissioner, has been Informed
that those who were captured by the
Boers were released at the request of Mr.
Stowe, who. It is staled, is proceeding to
Pretoria on a special mission of a politi
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, AUGUST (5, 1000.
AWAITING A REPLY
HAY’S DEMAND FOR COMMINIUA
TION WITH MINISTERS.
NO SATISFACTORY ANSWER.
RELATED DISPATCH FROM CONGER
ASKS FOR RELIEF.
Relieved la Washington That the
Ministers Are Safe—Cipher Dis
patches Not Allowed to Pass, ami
Even Plain Messages Have Bceu
Turned Down—Chaffee Is Meeting:
Many Difficulties— No Credence in
Report of Enrl Li’s Salcido.
Washington, Aug. 5.—A belated dispatch
from Minister Conger was received to-day
at the State Department. It came through
Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai, who
transmitted messages received by Mr.
Ragsdale, United States consul at Tien
Tsin, from Mr. Conger and Mr. Squiers,
secretary of the United States legation at
In effect the advices are the same as
those received a day or two ago by the
State Department from Consul Fowler, at
Che Foo. Mr. Goodnow's message was
transmitted to President McKinley at Can
ton, and Mr. Adee, acting secretary of
state, alter in the day Issued the following
statement concerning it:
‘‘Consul General Goodnow, in a cable
gram dated Shanghui, Aug. 5, which was
received at the Department of State at 4
o’clock this (Sunday) morning, reports
the receipt by Consul Ragsdale at Tien
Tsin, of messages from Minister Conger,
and the secretary of the legation, Mr.
Squiers, dated July 21, to the following
“ ‘All well. No fighting since the 16th by
agrement. Enough provisions. Hope for
‘‘Mr. Goodnow adds that the director of
posts, 6heng, had on the sth communi
cated to him an imperial edict dated July
30, ordering Jung Lu to provide an escort
for the ministers to Tien Tsin when the
ministers fix the date. The edict says
the miniatera can receive messages not
in cipher, but notwithstanding this, plain
messages were returned to some consuls
on Aug. 4."
Belief That They Are Safe.
While the messages from Minister Con
ger and Secretary Squiers bear date of
July 21, the belief, founded not only upon
them, but also upon collateral and later
information, is that the legatloners are
yet safe from at least immediate harm.
At present there is no means of knowing
whether the minTstcf’s 3the of
fer of the Chinese imperial government
to provide an escort for them to Tl?n
Tsin. but it is surmised they will prefer
to remain within the British legation at
Pekin until the. arrival of the allied forces.
Should they leave for Tien Tsin, in all
probability it would be because they re
gard it the safer course to pursue. It is
thought to be not unlikely that the Chi
nese government may be very insistent
upon the departure of the ministers. In
the hope, if they can be gotten to Tien
Tsin safely, the storming of Pekin may
The inhibition of cipher dispatches to
the ministers while a serious breach of
diplomatic usage. Is not regarded here
with apprehension. The Chinese govern
ment, ii is pointed out, is suspicious- of the
acLions of the Powers and probably has
adopted this precaution to prevent com
munication to the ministers of details of
military movement. It is evident from the
adoption of this measure that the imperial
government regards itself as antagonistic
io. if not actually at war with the Powers.
Thus far, no inhibition has been placed
upon cipher dispatches passing between
the various governments and their consu
lar representatives in China outside of Pe
Definite Reply Awaited.
The Slate Department has taken the
ground that the dispatch from the Tsung
li-Yamen, delivered at the department yes
terday by Minister Wu. Is not an answer
to the dispatch of Secretary Hay sent on
Aug. 1. In that dispatch Secretary Hay
Anally and decisively insisted that free
communication with the ministers must be
established before any steps would be tak
en by this government toward a peaceful
solution of the present trouble. This dis
patch was sent to Consul General Good
now to be by him transmitted to Ll Hung
Chang. The message delivered by Min
ister Wu to the State Department yester
day relative lo the inhibition of cipher dis
patches, was sent by the Tsung-11-Yamen
on July 30. As of that date. It already
had been communicated to Ihe department
by Consul Fowler. Obviously, therefore,
it could not be a reply to the dispatch
sent to Mr. Goodnow by Secretary Hay of
A deAnlte reply to the Secretary's dis
patch of the Ist instant is awaited, with
some concern, not to say anxiety. It is
the final word of the United States gov
ernment In the pending negotiations. The
demand must be acceded to. If trouble of
serious character Is to be averted.
Minister Wu is not In the city to-day,
having gone to Cape May to pass Sunday
with his family. It was said m the
Chinese legation that he will probably re
turn to Washington to-morrow. No dis
patches of consequence were received at
the legation lb-day, and, it Is said by the
legation attaches, no message will he
made public from the legation In the ab
sence of the minister, unless message*
should come which, by reason of their Im
portance, should require immediate trans
mission to the State Department.
Neither the war nor the navy depart
ment made public any dispatches dgrlrg
the day. official* of both departments an
nouncing that no dispatches of public In
terest had been received. That Gen. Chaf
fee is encountering difficulties that are
proving serious, there is little attempt to
ibnceal. The debarkation of troop* and
cavalry horses Is being accomplished with
the utmost difficulty. It Is said that the
big tansports can approach the landing
at Taku no nearer than twelve or fourteen
miles. Vessels drawing more than fifteen
feet of water are forced to lie far out
In the gulf. This necessitates the use.of
'lghters for the transportation to Ihe shore
of both men and horses, making the de
lation of a considerable force a task sur
rounded with Innumerable obstacles. Add
ed to the sctual difficulties are the Incon
veniences placed upon the troops. Rslns
are almost Incessant, heavy fogs are prev
alent and the water of the gulf Is exceed
That the advance upon Pekin actually
began no later than Friday Is well as
sured now. Official* of the war depart
ment at 111 decline to diacus* the latest
message of Gen. Chaffee, daled Friday,
which he announced that ths Amerl-
can. British and Japanese forces were
making the start without the remainder
of the allies. While no reasons for the
reticence of the department are given,
it is well understood that Gen. Chaffee's
dispatch at this time cannot be given to
the public, as it contains information
intended only for the guidance of the offi
cials here in the formation of a policy
of campaign in China.
The report of the suicide of Li Hung
Chang te wholly discredited in official
circles here, and no Information has been
received regarding it to-night, either by
our government or at the Chinese lega
SECRETARY LONG ON CHINA.
Thinks the Ministers Safe hut Con
ditions Are Serious.
Boston, Aug. s.—Secretary of the Navy
John D. Long is at his Hingham home
for a vacation. In an interview on the
Chinese situation he said that everything
looked brighter when he left the capital.
Continuing, he said:
“I think, when the allies reach the Chi
nese capital, they will find Minister Con
ger and the other Americans there, with
‘‘Do you think there *lll be a war be
tween China and the other nations of
the world on account of w’hat has been
‘‘That, of course, I cannot say at pres
ent. The condition of affairs is very
serious. It is impossible to say what
the outcome will be. I do not feel like
criticizing Li Hung Chang, for he has
been placed In a very peculiar and em
barrassing position. Until we get at the
facts, it is impossible to talk Intelligent
ly about the Chinese government or
‘‘Are any more of our warships or ma
rines to be sent to China?” was asked.
‘‘l think not,” was the reply. ”Wc have
about 1,000 marines there now’, or w’ill
have with the 500 that have recently sail
ed from San Francisco.”
PORTER DECLINES TO SAY.
Qnarantine Kept on hat It In Not
Certain That Cases in Tampa
Are Yellow Fever.
Tampa. Fia.,Aug* s.—State Health Offi
cer Porter declined to make a public state
ment of the fever situation tonight ex
cept that there was no change.
The day passed without report of sus
picious cases. At present there is only one
case in existence about which there is any
question, and that is the case of the laun
dryman Parker. Baker is entirely out of
Dr. Porter, the state health officer, and
Dr. White, the Marine Hospital surgeon,
are still silent as to whether or not there
has been any yellow fever in the city at
all. They continued their examinations
to-day, but declined to report a definite
Dr. Porter said to-night that whether
or not there are any further developments,
the quarantine would be maintained for
at least two weeks. In case there is any
infection from the cases already reported
new cases may be expected to develop
The travel out of the city on to-night's
trains was not as large as under norma!
conditions. The people have quieted no
ticeably, and there is no apprehension or
The cordon of guards about the city held
up hundreds of people last night and to
day who either wished to get In or out
of the city. were turned back.
WYMAN HEARS FROM TAMPA.
Marine Hospital Is Making; Thor
ough In ventlgntlon.
Washington, Aug. 5. Such Information
as has been received by Dr. Wyman, of
the Marine Hospital Service, to-day from
Tampa shows that there is no change In
Ihe yellow fever situation there. There
have been no new cases developed.
The officials of the service are conducting
an Investigation into the condition of af
Railroad* Notified Not tn Bring Pas
senger* From Tampn.
Charleston, S. C.. Aug. s.—At a special
meeting held to-day the Charleston Board
of Health drew up a letter to all the rail
roads entering the city notifying them
that in view of the fact thal yellow fever
has been developed at Tampa, they will
be required to decline to bring passengers
or baggage from that place here. The or
der is tantamount to the establishment of
quarantine against Tampa.
WAY BEHIND THE RECORD.
Near Liner DrntNchlnnd Made n glow
New York, Aug. s.—The new Hamburg-
Amerlcan Line steamer Deutschland, the
completion of whose voyage ha* been
awaited with much Interest, anchored off
the Send.v Hook lightship at 10:47 o’clock
to-night, after a voyage of six days,
eight hour* and three minute*.
The record of the Kaiser Wilhelm der
Grosse from the same port, made hi No
vember, 1899. Is Ave days, seventeen hours
and thirty-seven minutes. The Deutsch
land is therefore behind the record of the
crack North German Lloyd steamer, four
teep hours and twenty-six minutes.
TWO YOI NG MEN DROW NED.
One of Them Leaves a Wife and
Eight Yonng Girls.
Charleston, 8. C., Aug. s.—While land
ing a party of about 100 excursionists from
the steamer Latta, at Klawah Island, at
about noon to-day, a small boat contain
ing fourteen men was swamped and Wal
ter L. Daggett and J. L. Hope were
drowned. Twelve swam ashore.
Daggett and Hope were good swimmer*,
but for some unknown reason failed to
reach the shore.
Mr. Daggeit was manager of the Dag
gett Printing Company, and a leading
member of the Knights of Pythias. He
leave* a widow and eight young children,
Hope was abount nineteen and unmar
ried. As clerk In it grocery store he sup
ported himself and his widowed mother.
The bodies have not been recovered.
Secretary Hay la 111.
Boaton. Aug. 5—A special to the Jour
nal from Surapee, N. H.. aays that Secre
tary of State Hay Is HI. but not seriously,
lie contracted a no and on the way from
Waahlngton. A physician, who was called
In, found Secretary Hay suffering f.om
nervous exhaustion, due to tha arduous
labors at Washington.
A LEGISLATIVE BODY
NEW FUNCTIONS FOR THE PHILIP
WILL HAVE CHARGE OF FUNDS.
MANILA BANKS HAVE FORMED A
COMBINE ON GOLD.
There Has Been an Increase of In
surgent Activity During: the Last
Three Weeks—The Entrapping of
Lieut. Alataetter's Little Com
mand—Manila Policeman Wound
ed Commission Looking: Into
Property of Friars.
Manila. Aug. s.—On Sept, 1 the commis
sion, headed by Judge Taft, will become
the legislative body of the Philippines,
with power to take and appropriate insu
lar moneys, to establish judkMal and edu
cational system* and to make and pass all
No money will he permitted to be drawn
from the Insular funds except by au
thorization of the commission. Judge
Taft and his colleagues will also exer
cise certain executive functions. For in
stance, they will appoint Judges, offi
cials in the educational department and
officers of municipalities, which the com
mission will establish pending elections.
Gen. MacArthur will be the executive
head to enforce the laws of the commis
sion, and he will conduct the government
in accordance with the same until the
commission recommends to President Mc-
KinJey the appointment of a civil gov
The only three bank* In Manila have
formed a ring to reduce arbitrarily and
without Justification the rate of exchange
for American gold. This has caused wide
spread indignation and many difficulties
for commerce and minor business. The
banks, however, are obdurate.
More Insurgent Activity.
There has been an increase of insurgent
activity during the last three weeks, es
pecially in the way of ambushes and at
tacks upon small parties.
First Lieutenant Alstaeiter of the Engi
neer Corps, w ith an escort of fifteen men,
w’as taken In ambush in the province of
Nueva Ecija, Luzon, by a large force.
The Americans fought until their ammu
nition was gone, and as they were sur
rounded, there was nothing to do but sur
render. One man was killed and three
Gen. Lacuna, who was in command of
ths Insurgents, returned the wounded
with a letter promising to treat the pris
Lieut. Hulestoerg (?) was ambushed and
killed near Santa Cruz, province of La
Five Americans Captured.
Five men of the Twenty-fourth Infan
try were captured in Nueva Ecija, but
Sergt. Schmidt, of the Twelfth Infantry,
with seven men, trailed the captors an<i
Capt. Lara, of the Manila native police,
was dangerously shot by an unknown as
sailant yesterday while on the street. He
had been effectively enforcing regulations
and had made enemies among the Fili
pinos, some of whom have long threaten
Lara had been generally accused of
gross corruption in office and specific
charges were filed against him by an
At the suggestion of Archbishop Cha
pelle, Judge Taft had been examining the
heads of the religious orders as well as
Mgr. Nozaledas and other ecclesiastics,
preparatory to the time when It would be
necessary to take definite action regard
ing the affairs of the fflars and the church.
It appears that the real estate holdings
of the friars are smaller than hod been
BULLETS IN THEIR HEADS.
Van and III* Wife Murdered or Com
Philadelphia. Aug. s.—Robert W. Sin
clair, aged 51 years, a fruit commission
merchant In this city, and his wife, Annie
E., aged fifty-two years, were both found
dead last light with a bullet hole In each
of their heads, In front of their- summer
home at Green Tree Station. Whether It
was a case of murder or suicide will prob
ably never be known.
STILL AFTER THE SULTAN.
He Is Again Asked lo Pay American
Constantinople, Aug. s.—Mr. Loyd Grls
com, United Stale* charge d'affaires, to
day renewed hi* demands upon the Otto
man government for comi*nsatlon for the
losses of American citizens during Ihe Ar
menian massacres. He Insisted upon a
Ilenth* From Heal In Chicago.
Chicago, Aug 5. The heat to-day
caused two deaths and several prostra
tions. The temperature was 98, and prom
ises to be higher to-morrow.
ACCOMPLICE OF NALSON.
Another Man Arreslrd for the As
■ nul on the Shall.
Paris, Aug. 6.—The French poll;* have
arrested at Abbeville Auguste Vallelte, a
dangerous anarchist, who Is supposed to
have been the instigator of Salson's at
tempt upon the Shah of Persia. Vallelte
left Paris Immediately after the crime. He
and Salson will he confronted.
To-dny the police tried to discharge Bol
son's revolver, but not one of the Ave
cartridge* exploded, because of the way
In which he had died the hammer.
Kina of Seirvls Wedded.
Belgrade, Aug. s.—King Alexander to
day wedded Mme. Drags Maschln, the
ceremony being performed with great
Death of Hlehop Steal-.
Portland. Me., Aug s.—ltt. Rev. JaVnes
Auguatin Henly, Bishop of the Roman
Catholic diocese of Maine, died at his
.episcopal residence thfi afternoon.
OUTBREAK OF THE BOXERS.
Traced ly Superstitions, They At
tacked and Killed Chrlutlna*
Wherever They Pound Them.
New York, Aug, s.—Tn a letter from
the Rev. Father Marque*, the superior
of the Roman Catholic missionaries in
the province of Chi Li, China. Just receiv
ed here, he says that at the beginning
of the Boxer outbreak the Chinese au
thorities sought to protest the Christians.
He tells how the native Christians fought
against the Boxers and defeated them.
“The Boxers say that by the help of
certain incantations," writes Father Mnr
quet. "they became invulnerable as soon
as the spirit to which they surrender
themselves has taken possession of them.
But whenever a Christian is present or
wherever a church stands, the spirit, they
say, does no* descend upon them, and so
they cannot become invulnerable. In
fact, not far from the Christian estab
lishment of Tvhu Kin Ho, three of those
who had been initiated volunteered afier
their incantations o be fired at. Tho
first of them was instantly killed, while
the two others were wounded mortally.
"It was market day and the Boxers,
afraid of losing their prestige before the
people, proclaimed loudly that this was
the fault of the Christians. They spread
the news that neophytes had killed one
of their adherents and wounded the others,
and declared their intention of getting rid
of the Christians, sacking their houses
and burning their churches."
lieu Inii I m of the Trouble.
Of the beginning of actual trouble Fath
er Marquet writes:
"With the exception of three cbmmunl
tics, which foreseeing what was uhout to
happen, had armed themselves and two
others, which were protected by Fagan
village chiefs, every Christian establish
ment at Kin Tcheou was sacked. At Leou
Pa Tchoang, a Christian who wanted to
save his house, was stabbed, then an In
flammatory fluid was poured over his body
and set on fire while he was still breath
ing. A few days later It was the turn
of tiie Christian establishments of
Pou Tcheng. Koo Ho and Tong Koang.
The district of Father Andlauer, the real
hotbed of the Boxers, suffered most.
“The Boxers, nuniliertng 800. attacked
the Christians at Ton Tai Kon, not far
distant from our residence. The Chris
tians had taken up arms. Intrepid, though
few in number, the Christians waited for
the Boxers and from the roofs of their
houses spread death and havoc in the
ranks of the enemy. The Boxers fled,
but son rallied at the sound of their tom
tom in a neighboring village and again
were getting ready to storm the village
when trumpets were heard which had the
effect of throwing them into disorder and
made them take flight permanently. The
approaching force was a troop of cavalry
of the regular army, which Father Becker,
in a most pressing latter, had requested
the mandarin to dispatch to his help. The
cavalrymen came in great haste, and,
though they reached the scene of action
too late to take part in the victory they
at least scattered the enemy.
Mnn> Communities Devastated.
“Altogether forty-five Christian com
munities were devastated, in which no re
ligious service of any kind can be le-,1.
Should the soldiers, which were sent to
our help, be recalled by events occurring
on the seacoasts or at Tien Tsin, we would
again be at the mercy of these countless
hordes, who cherish in their hearts an
implacable hatred of Europeans and the
KILLED BY TRAIN ROBBERS.
fimiff Wini Tliroiijtli I'niiirnKfrii in
a l*u 11 inn n nml .Vliiriirrril an
Old Man Who RaalNteil.
Sallna, Kan., Aur. s.—Union Pacific
cast bound passenger trnln No. 4, which
left Denver last night, was held up by
two men several miles west of Hugo, Cos!.,
ninety miles thla side of Denver. The
passengers In Iha Pullman sleepers were
robbed of their money and valuables.
An old man named Fay, a resident of
California, who had been visiting In Den
ver and was on his way to St. Uouis, re
fused to surrender his valuables and llrcd
a shot at one of the robbers, but missed.
Thereupon the robbers fired, one shot
entering Fay's mouth and coming out at
the hack of his held, killing him almost
Instantly. The robbers stopped the train,
Jumped off and escaped.
The robbers got on one of the sleepers
near I.tmon and after the train had start
ed, the men made a noise at the door.
The conductor, thinking they were tramim,
opened the door to put them off. The rob
bers, who were masked, pointed a pistol
at hts head and ordered him to lead the
way through the coaches. All the pass
engers were asleep and the conductor was
ordered to wake them one at a lime.
The frightened passengers were told to
keep quiet or they would be killed, and
at the same time were asked to hand over
their money and valuables. The robbers
obtained about SKO In cash and a number
of gold watches and other pieces of Jew
elry. The robbery look place a few min
utes before 1 o’clock this morning.
The body of Koy, who was killed, was
taken off at Hugo and shipped to Denver.
H was 68 years of age. and a promi
nent Odd Fellow of California.
The conductor, who was compelled to
hold the bag while the robbers received
the passengers' valuable, lost his watch,
and asked that It be returned to him.
In order that he might run his train' on
time. The robbers gave It back.
After ransacking the two coaches the
men made the conductor pull the bell
cord, but the train was going so rapidly
that the robbers were taken to Hugo be
fore it slowed up enough to enable them
to Jump. They compelled the conductor
to get off ahead of them, so that If any
of the pasesngers had been in waiting
they would have shot him first. After
the robbers had dismounted they ordered
he conductor to return to his train.
Miss Bhaw of Dover, a passenger on the
train, arrived fn Ballna tills morning. She
stated that when the train was entered
ty the men everyone was asleep and very
few knew anything of what was going on
until they were awakened by the robbers.
When the men came to her berth a plvol
was pointed at her face and she was told
to lie quiet and hand over her valuables.
With great preaence of mind she opened
her pocket book, let a number of bills fall
out, and then handed the purse, containing
tutus silver, to the robbers.
SE.int'll FOII TUB NORTH POLE.
Rnnendslil Will Sail Aug. 11 on ■
Scliooenr of 44 Tons.
Berlin. Aug. i.—Capt Banandahl, of the
Imperial army, who has been arranging
for an expedition In search of the North
Pole, will set sail from Hamburg Aug. 11
on the Matador, a tlshlng schooner of 44
tons burden. He now intends to enter
Um po.k ice east of BplUtoergeo,
DAILY. *8 A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
Weekly 2-times-a-week.h a year
RIOT OF ANARCHISTS
FORTY-FIVE POLICEMEN CALLED
OCT IN CHICAGO.
MRS. PARSONS WAS TO SPEAK.
FOLLOWERS THOUGHT SHE WAS
The Hall Hn<l H.pn Cloned and Mrn.
K’arnonn Wan gtandtug In a Donr
rrmy Where tho Police Thonchl
She Wan Making an Inflammutory
Speech Twenty-five People In
jured and a Lot of Annrrhisttc Lit
Chicago, Aug 3 —An anirrhlst riot oc
curred thin afternoon at the comer of
Twelfth and Halestead ftreets In which
twenty-five people were bruised In a
struggle With fotry-flve policemen, sum
moned to quell the disturbance.
l>’lve persons were arrested, among them
being Mrs. Lucy Parsons, widow of Al
bert R. Parsons, who was executed Nov,
11, 1887. In Chicago for nldtng and abetting
the bomb throwing In the llaymarket riot.
She was charged with disorderly conduct,
obstructing the street and resisting an of
The others arrested were Paul Vandree,
charged with distributing Incendiary liter-
Httire; Clement Pfuetzner, charged with
assault, disorderly conduct and obstruct
ing the street; Herman Goodman, charged
with distributing Incendiary literature;
Abtaham E. Delstadt, charged with dis
orderly conduct, obstructing the street
and resisting an officer.
A mas* meeting had been called at
West Side Turner Hall, n4 which speeches
were to he made by Mrs. Parsons and
other* on the topic, “The Execution of
the King of Italy.”
The call concluded, "Workmen, come
In crowd* and show that the feeling of
brotherhood I* strong among you.”
Mrs. Parson* wa on her way to the
hall, but finding It had been dosed by
the police, she stepped Into a shaded door
way lo rest. Soon a crowd formed, and
a police officer, pushing through the
crowd, caught a glimpse of Mrs. Par
Beginning of the Riot.
Thinking she was making an anarchis
tic speech, he endeavored to disperse ths
crowd. Hlb efforts were tn vain, and the
officer sent In a call for reinforcements.
Additional officers arrived and Immedi
ately a general fight was precipitated.
Fists and clubs were used, and the offi
cers, finding themselves being worsted,
sent In n riot call.
The number of police was Incretsed to
forty-five, and they rushed Into the
throng. Mrs. Parsons was seized. It
is claimed she resisted arrest, and her
associates fought for her. Bricks wers
thrown, clubs were wielded and a fierce
struggle ensued before the crowd was
Clement PfuJtzner, one of those ar
rested, was badly cut in the hand. A
number of children In the crowd were
knocked down in the melee and trampled
upon, but none was Injured seriously.
In all twenty-dive persons were badly
beaten and bruised.
Afier ihe affray numerous small card*
were found on Ihe street and- In the vicin
ity, containing two verses’ of poetry,
urging the workingmen to be free, to
throw off the yoke of bondage and tight
for liberty, and to lay down their lives
If necessary to overthrow Ihe government
and attain freedom. The card bore the
"Workingmen, Emancipate Youraelves.”
The police assert that these card* were
printed Its Ban Eranclaco, and were re
ceived here by the anarchlata several
daya tigo, and have been secretly distrib
uted. A large quantity of literature, ad
vocating anarchy, and a book containing
the name* a is) addresses of several hun
dred anarchistic sympathizers were fouud
by the police.
VICTORIA THE NEXT VICTIM.
Itonat Made by Related Brother-in
law of Bresel.
Bueno*. Ayre*, Aug. s.—Oulaeppe Css
tagnl, a brother-in-law of Bread, haa se
cured passage for Montevideo, after fall
ing to secure the return of pnssage money
to New York, which he paid three week*
ago. He boasts that Bread committed a
highly commendable deed and asserts
that Queen Victoria will be the next vic
Some clerks' In a British shipping of-
Aee here gave him a horsewhipping for
his remark* regarding the Queen. It Is
not known whether he will sail for Mon
tevideo or New York.
Looking for an Accomplice.
New York. Aug. s.—The Italian conaut
at New York has sent a telegram to Capt.
Usher of the West Hoboken police, ask
ing him to search for a woman who ts
suspected of being concerned In some way
with the plot lo assassinate King Hum
bert. Chief McCluskey will begin to-mor
row Si systematic search for the woman
among the Italian colony. The chief de
clines to give the name of the woman at
IN IN lIHITISH TERRITORY.
Commissioner Tltninn on the Porca
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 6.—C. H. Til man.
United States commissioner In the mat
ter of the International boundary between
Alaska and Cunada, has arrived from tho
North. He and F. W. King, the British
commissioner, have been setting monu
ments in accordance with the agreement
reached In the modus vlvendt. Tltman
stales that Glacier. Bouldec Rock and
other creeke which the miners claim con
stituted a portion of the Porcupine dis
trict, are now In British territory. Ho
"Porcupine river and all of Ua affluents
are defined by tho modus vlvendl. Gla
cier and Boulder Rock creeks are on tha
Canadian aide, and will be *o long as
Ahe modus vlvendl Una ts recognized.