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NO. 32
The Lives ol 800 Foreigners and 3000
Native Christians at Stake.
WAsmsGTo.v, Aug. 10. The depart
ment of stale made public this morning
the following telegram from Minister
Conger, which was reesived by Minister
Wu late last night (August 9), being
contained in a telegram sent to him by
the Taotai of Shanghai. It was handed
bv Minister Wn to the acting secretary
of state at 9 o'clock this morning :
"Secretary ot state, Washington : The
Teung li Yamun states to the diplomatic
body that the various foreign govern
merits bave repeatedly asked through
the respective Chinese ministers that we
immediately depart from Pekin under
suitable escort. The Yamun asks us to
fix a date for our departure, and to make
the necessary arrangements to do so.
Our reply is that we will seek instructions
from our governments, and that In the
absence of such instructions we cannot
quit our posts.
"I must inform you that in order to
insure our safe departure foreign troops
only can safely escort us, and they must
be in sufficient force to safely guard 800
foreigners, including 200 women and well as 3C00 native Christians,
who cannot be abandoned to certain
massacre. We cannot accept a Chinese
escort under any circumstances. All my
colleagues are dispatching the foregoing
to their respective governments. Of the
American marines seven have been
killed and sixteen wounded, among the
latter Captain Myers and Doctor Li ppett,
who are getting along well.
ibis message is undated, but is cup-
posed to have been sent on or after the
5th of August, when the imperial edict
removing the inhibition against the
ministers sending cipher messages was
received by the Teung li Yamun. It
substantially accords with the dispatch
of the French Minister, M, Plchon to
his government, which was made public
in Paris yesterday.
London, Aug. 10. An edict emanating
from Pekin an authorizing LI Hung
Chang to negotiate with the powers for
peace has, it is reported from Shanghai
under yesterday's date, been received
The correspondents at Yokohama
again send the statement that a Russo
Japanese force is moving on Pekin from
the north. The movements and number
of this force are, it is further asserted,
kept secret in order to prevent the facts
from reaching Pekin.
New York, Aug. 10. A special from
Tien Tsin to tho Herald says: The
Boxers are in strong force ten miles to
the south of Tien Tsin. They are mur
dering, pillaging and committing atroci
It is reported that Prince Tuan has
left Pekin and joined General Sung in
his position twenty miles northward' the
Dowager Empress having issued an
imperative command for the reocca na
tion of Tien Tcin and Takn. This step
shows a determination to stop the ad
vance, but it may be Prince Tuan 'a plan
to escape.
Waa it n Attempt on McKlnley'a Life?
Washington, Aug. 10. An Italian
who gave his name as "Professor" Fi
Kticcia, of Felucia, .Italy, caused some
excitement at the white houce today by
exhibiting a brass projectile which he
wished to present to the president. He
came during the forenoon, accompanied
hy a Negro, who bore a Urge satchel.
When stopped at the front door by
Usher Mitchell, he presented a slip of
paper bearing this Inscription :
'"Professor Fngnccla presents this pro
jectile to the president cf the United J
He took out of the satchel a very
heavy projectile and a large wire and
explained that the pushing of the wire
through a hole which had been bored in
'he end of the projectile's nose would
cause an explosion, lhe visitor conld
peak no English and made known his
mission by signs. After some question
ing it was conclnded tha Italian was an
inventor seeking official recognition of
n" device, and he was directed to the
Italian embassy. Lter the secret ser
ies was notified.
Whore tha Chilian Mat Arma.
w York, Ang. 10. A dispatch from
London to the Journal and Advertiser
vs: All exports on the part of British
nd foreign governments to stop the
npply of war material to the Chinese
destined to prove of no avail as Ions as
'he chamber of commerce executive
council of Hong Hong maintain their
"Ifish resistance to the execution of the
restrictive measures decreed by the pow
ers prohibiting the export of war
material to China.
An immense trade is done at Hong
Kong in the sale of both arms and am
munition to both the Cbinesn and to the
Filipino insurgents. Indeed, the latter,
as well as the Chinese, draw all tbei
supplies of this kind from Hong Kong
where the merchants are trying to resist
any interference with their business.
Hong Kong has no custom-house and
has, therefore, no means of checking the
im ports or exporta if the shippers do not
choose to make a purely voluntary de
deration at the harbor office.
The chamber of com mere ond the leg'
islative council of Hong Kong are re
solved to Gght the government tooth and
nail in the matter, declaration that it
will constitute a blow at the traditional
"freedom of the port, of Hong Kong,'
and have engaged Queen's Councillor
Frances, the chief of the colonial bar, to
champion their views in the matter.
At Last She
and Li
Realizes Her Position
Hung Chang Will Nego
tiate at Ooee.
London, Aug. II, 4:10 a. m. The
morning papers express satisfaction at
the latest development in China. The
average comment is that China is now
genuinely suing for peace through Li
Hnng Chang.
Dispatches printed this morning give
further details of the taking of Yang
Tsung. According to the Daily Mail's
correspondent, the attack was led by the
Americans and the British. The Chi
nese Dosition consisted of seven lines of
tntrenchments. The enemy fell back
until, driven from the last line, they
fled to Pekin, completely demoralized.
The Chinese say that they retreated be
cause the British "poured poison" Into
their troops. This refers to the lyddite
shells, which the Chinese then experl
enced for the first time. Therorespond
ent adds that the British casualties
were 200 and the American 250, but this
latter estimate, it will be noticed, is
four times greater than that of General
Chaffee's report.
A St. Petersburg special says the
Chinese minister there, Ching Yu, has
received a telegram announcing that LI
Hung Chang ij dangerously ill and con
fined to his bed, and that he has been
granted a month's leave. Another St.
Petersburg dispatch asserts that the
Russian general staff has been notified
that Chinese, 12,000 strong, are moving
from Hu Nan and Ho Pi toward Pekin
and Tien Tsin.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily News, wiring Thursday, says that
the Chinese merchants are petitioning
the authorities not to 'and troops. '
Neptune on tha Beach.
San Francisco, Aug. 11. The Nep
tune, Captain Johnson, which cleared
from this port yesterday for Houda
Landing, went ashore on the ocean
beach two miles below the Cliff House
during the night. The vessel became
becalmed outside the heads and drifted
on the beach. The captain and the
crew were at no time in any danger.
The Neptune will probably prove a total
loss. She is of 184 tons gross and is
owned by Sudden & Christensen, of this
Not I P to Expectations.
La Grande, Aug. 10. The wheat crop
of the valley is proving much lighter
than had been expected. The heavy
growth of staw had led many to expect
a crop of not lets than fifty bushels to
the acre, but the best fields are yielding
only ahont forty bushels. The shortage
is due to the facts that the heads were
not well filled, that the heavy growth
caused much ol it to fall, and that the
wind shattered out a small percentage
of it.
I'endleton'a Htraet Kelr.
Pknki.eton, Aug. 10. Preparations
for the Pendleton street fair and har
vest carnival, to beheld September 18 22,
are being pushed forward rapidly and its
success is assured. It will be a oniiiiu
entertainment, with numerous special
features, sports, music, frolic, accom
panying complete exhibits of the
country's products.
If Neceaalty Kalata.
Washington, Aug. II. It is authori
tatively stated that the United States
government will accept Count Waider-
see as the commander of the internation
al forces in China if the necessity exists
at the time of his arrival in that country
for an international force to begin a
Hundreds of Prostrations and Deaths
Reported. Washington in the
New York, Aug. 11. Death reaped a
harvest today from Ntw York's humid
ity. At least 33 persons died in this
city and vicinity. 30 of them from pros
trations and three children falling from
fire escapes on which they had crowded
to get some relief from the torturing
Since August 6, when the temperature
was 91, the conditions have been grow
ing worse. All in all, it is the hottest
continuous weather New York has bad.
One Hundred InPhlladelplila
Philadelphia, Aug. 11. The
perature today broke all records, 1
at 3 o'clock the government thermoin
eter registered 100 degrees. Ibis was
within one degree of the highest tem
perature ever officially recorded here
At 8 o'clock this morning 87 degrees
was noted. At noon it was 97, and at 8
o'clock tonight it stood at 92. The local
fore cast officer has no record of
spell so prolonged as tbe present.
a hot
Waahlngton In tha Lead.
Washington, Aug. 11. This was the
hottest city in the United States today
The official thermometer at the weather
bureau registered 101. The 11 days of
the present month have been warmer
than the first half of August, 1896, when
the terrific heat made a record here in
the number of fatalities.
Six Deatha In Chicago.
Chicago, Aug 11. Six deaths here
were due to the heat today, and there
were 25 prostrations, three of which will
prove fatal. The mercury touched its
highest point at 3 o'clock, when 92 was
reached in tbe weather bureau office.
Down on tbe street it was 95 and 97.
Twl Deaths In Clnclnnactl.
UiNCiNNATTi, Aug. 11. ilia mercury
rose to 95 this afternoon. The deaths
by sunstroke were two. There were
nine prostrations.
Ul I AmUI 1 1 LOO
France Warned to that A fleet by the
Chinese Government. They Will
Not Be Responsible.
Paris. Aug. 12. 10:30 p. m. The
Tfung li Yamun forwarded through the
Uhinese minister in Pane, a Kong, a
message to the French government com
plaining of the "tardiness of the foreign
ministers in Pekin in replying to the
offer of the Cinese government to con
duct their escort." The message pro
ceeded to say that the Tsung li Yamun
declined to be responsible for any easu
ahties which might follow these delays,
and insisted that the European govern
ments order their representatives to
leave Pekin. To this communication,
M. Delcasse, minister of foreign affairs,
sent the following reply:
"No order to depart from Pekin will
be given to ministers so long as the route
is unsafe. If a casualty occurs, the re
sponsibility will be entirely with the
Chinese government. Its strict duty Is
to protect foreign ministers even more
than its own.
If it bo true that the Chinese govern
ment has great difficulty in defending
them, and in defending itself against should order its troops to stand
aside before the allied forces. This
would lender free the road to Tien Tsin
to the capital and would accomplish the
work of protection which is encumbered.
"The Chinese government should nn
derstand that the only means of proving
the sincerity of its designs and of limit
ing its responsibility is a cessation in
the placing of obstacles in the way of
such an arrangnieut."
Victor Emmanuel Hworn In.
Rome, Aug. 11. King Victor Emman
uel III took the formal constitutional
oath before parliament. The senate
chamber was draped with mourning, the
benches and tribunes being covered with
black furnishings, bordered with silver.
Tho chamber was filled with senators
and deputies, royal missions, high officials
of state, and the diplomatic corps.
The booming of cannon announced the
departure of the royal party from the Twenty-fourth U. 8. Infantry, conelst
Qnirnal. All along the route large crowds log of one major, six captains, six lieu
were assembled and gave the new king tenants,. 109 men, 100 rifles and fifty
an ovation. He was received on the
steps ot the senate by the committees of
the chamber of deputies and senate In
pavillion especially erected and hand
tomely decorated.
When the cortege entered the senate
chamber, the king being accompanied by
the Duke of Aoeta, the Count ol Turin
and the Duke of Genoa, the deputies
and senators arose and then began
long and exciting scene of enthusiasm
Ilia Majesty later took theoath and de
livered an address, The weather was
Coureeaed His Crime.
' CoLUMnus. O., Aug. 12. Chailes R
H. Ferrell, former employe of the Ad
ams Express company, was arrested thi
afternoon ir this city, and confessed to
the killing of Messenger Lane and th
robbery of the way safe of the Adam
Express company, on tbe Pennsylvania
east-bound train Friday night. On
thousand dollars of the money he stole
was recovered.
Ferrell was to have been married
Thursday next to Miss Lillian Costlow
daughter of an engineer on the Penn
eylvania line. He had been discharged
from the employ of the Adams Express
Company, and confessed that the mo
tive of the robbery was to secure monoy
for the approaching wedding. The
money recovered he had given to Miss
Costlow to keep for him, saying he had
saved it from his earnings. Ferrell i
but 23 years of age. He was at the
heme of bis affianced and in her com
pany when placed under arrest.
Two Sallora Drowned.
Newport, Or., Aug. 11. Tbe steamer
Robarts, which arrived here last even
ing, reports the drowning of two men on
Siuslaw bar yesterday morning. Cap
tain Hasen, of the schooner Lizzie
Prinn which recently arrived at that
place to load lumber for San Francisco
had taken on his cargo and was ready
for sea. He was not satisfied with the
depth of water reported on the bar by
the tug Robarts, and went out to take
soundings himself In a small boat with
two of his sailors. While on the bar
breaker capsized their boat, and the
two sailors were drowned. Hansen sue
ceeded in clinging to the upturned boat
and drifted ashore. The names of th
lost men were not known.
Got Good Pay at Cap Nome.
Albany, Aug. 10, The first man to
come back to this part of the state from
Nome with more money than he carried
away, arrived last night, Fred Powell,
ride north and only $15 for coming out
on the Oregon. Powell is a veteran cf
the Philippine campaign, and through
his Eighth Army Corps pin received
steady employment at lightering. On
one occasion he worked forty-three
hours without rest, at $1 an hour.
When the Oregon left even the mines
on the creeks were closed and in the
hands of a receiver, tied up by liliga'
tion. He confirms all tbe reports of the
desperate nature of the situation there.
Toe Hot Wave.
Philadelphia, Aug. 10. Tbe intense
beat today resulted in two deaths and
twenty prostrations. The maximum
temperature, 93 degrees, was reached at
4 o'clock this afternoon. The minimum
was 80 at 4 o'clock this morning. At 8
o'clock tbe mercury nad reached the 85
mark, and by 10 o'clock had jumped to
92. At noon three additional degrees
were noted, and at 2 o'clock 90 degrees
were registered. The average for the
past four years has been higher than for
any similar period on record. Many
large factories throughout the city are
working on half time, the beat of
afternoon being too great for
employes to endure
Klamath Hallway to Be Itullt,
Asiii.axd, Or., Ang. 10. In a series of
conferences just concluded here between
the officers of the corporation known as
the Oreuon Railroad Company and the
Midland Construction Company, of Chi
cago, a decision was reached to begin
the construction of the road at an early
date, Leaving the Oregon & California
Southern Pacific line just north of the
Klamath river, it traverses a heavy
timbered belt north of that stream, and
by a fairly direct route reaches Klamath
Falls, in the Oregon Like region, at a
distance of 83 miles.
The engineers say the cost of con
structing the road is $2,250,000. It is
bonded at $3,000,000.
Flilplnu Surrender.
Washington, Aug. 12. The war de
partment received today the following
dispatch containing cheerful news from
"Manila, Aug. 12. Adjulant-Gener-
al, Washington: Colonel Grassa, Au-
gust 11th, in vicinity of Taug, surren-
derej command to Colonel Freeman,
bolos. Mac Arthch."
Relief Columu Must Enter Pekin and
Rescue Ministers and Residents.
Washington, Aug. 13. The depart
ment of state today made public the re
ply of the United States government to
Minister Wu's communication delivered
on Sunday morning, notifying the de
partment of tbe appointment of Earl Li
Hung Chang envoy plenipotentiary, to
negotiate with the powers. This reply
was sent to Minister Wu at 5 o'clock
Sunday afternoon, and is as follows:
"Memorandum: Touching the im
perial edict of AugUBt 8, appointing Li
Hung Chang envoy plenipotentiary to
conduct negotiations on the part of
China with the powers, and the requeet
for a cessation of hostilities pending ne
gotiaiions, communicated to Mr. Adee
by Mr. Wu on the 12th of August,
"The government o' the United SUtes
learned with satisfaction of the appoint
ment of Earl Li Hung Chang as envoy
plenipotentiary to conduct negotiations
with the powers and will, on its part,
enter upon such negotiations with a de
sire to continue the friendly relations so
long existing between the two countries.
"It is evident that there can be no gen
eral negotiations between China and the
powers so long as the ministers of the
powers and the persons under their pro
tection remain in their present position
oi restraint and danger and the powers
can not cease their efforts for the deliv
ery of those representatives to which
they are constrained by the highest con
sideration of national honor, except un
der an arrangement adequate to ac
complish a peaceable deliverance.
"We are ready to enter into an agree
uent between the powers and the Chin
eso government for a cessation of hostile
demonstrations on condition that a
sufficient body of the forces composing
the relief expedition shall be permitted
to enter Pekin unmolested and to escort
the foreign ministers and residents back
to Tien Tsin, this movement being pro
vided and secured by such arms and
disposition of troops as shall be consid
ered safe by the generals commanding
the forces composing the relief expe
dition." The text of this reply to the 'overtures
by Minister Wu was telegraphed last
night to the representatives of tbe
United States for communication to the
governments of the powers co operating
n the ro!ief movement.
Pythian Knighta' JCncampinent.
Detroit, Aug. 13. Seventeen thou
sand men under canvass is tlie estimate
made bv Major-General James Carna
ban, of the Uniformed Rank, Knights of
Pythias, for the attendance at the coin
ing encampment, which opens
n Detroit Sunday, Angist 20. Four
thousand five hundred tents will arrive
here this week and the work of
erecting camp will take eight days.
The camp ground is seven complete
squares on the boulevard near Belle
Isle. The city has built special sewers
and water mains throughout the camp
and 0000 incandescent lamps will be
used in illuminating. Five thousand
knights will parade on August 29 and
the carnival features will surpass any
previous attempt. The $10,000 prize
rills, for which forty three companies
ave entered, will begin August '-'!.
A Good Cough Medicine.
Many thousands have been restored to
health and happiness by the ii'-e of
Chamberlain's Oou::h Remedy. If af
flicted with any throat or lung trouble.
iveita trial for it is certain to prove
beneficial. Coughs that have resisted
ll other treatment fur years, have yielded
to this remedy ami perfect health bren
restored. Caees that seemed hopeless,
that the climate of famous health resorts
failed to benefit, have been permanently
cured by its use. For rale by Blakeley
& Houghton.
Cable to me.
San Francisco, Aug 13. The steamer
Orlziba has been chartered by the
United States government to lay a cable
between St. Michael and Cape Nome.
The vessel will leave about tho middle
of the week for Seattle, where she will
take the cable on board and then pro
ceed north. The cable will ccnncct the
military posts In Alaska.
.porting Carnival at Del Monte.
Dei. Montr, Cal., Aug. 1.1. This will
be a notable week in sports for this
section of California. Tennis experts,
golf enthusiasts and yachtsmen have
gathered here to take part In the events
arranged for these several classes of
sport during the four days of the mixed
tournament, which openel today. Tha
programme for the golf tournament wilt
be run during the mornings of the first
three days, the first event taking place
this morning. The tennis games ant)
yacht races are down on the programme
for afternoon entertainments. The at
tendance is satisfactory and the event
will be the most successful carnival of
sports held here.
The Boat Remedy lor stoniaeh and)
Bowel Traablee.
'I have been in the drug business for
twenty years and bave sold most all of
the proprietary medicines of any note.
Among the entire list I have never found
anything to equal Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for alt
stomach and bowel troubles," says O.
W. Wakefield, of Columbus, Ga. "This
remedy cured two severe cases of cholera
morbus in my family and I have recom
mended and sold hundreds of bottles of
it to ray customers to their entire satis
faction. It affords a quick and sure cure)
in a pleasant form." For sale by
Blakeley & Houghton.
Au Anarclilla'e Crime.
New Yoke, Aug. 13. James Syefane,,
an Italian, was stabled to death with a
stiletto in this city last night. His
brother, Angelo, knows who the mur
derer is, but he will not tell.
"I have sworn to the vendetta," he
says. "No one shall kill him but I.
The two Syefanes came from Crotonr
Lake to visit friends and in the coarse
of their visit became involved in an ar
gument with a fellow Italian In a saloon,
relative to King Humbert's character.
The Syefanes eulogized the dead mon
arch, the third Italian descibed him as
an oppressor of the people. The quarrel
ended in an affray in which James Sye
fane was stabbed in the left breast.
His assailant escaped, though pursued
by a mob.
No Hlght to I'gllneaa.
The woman who is lovely in face,
form and temper will always have
friends, but one who would be attractive
must keep her health. If she is weak.
sickly and all run down, she will be
nervous and irritable. If she has con
stipation or kidney trouble, her impure
blood will cause pimples, blotches, skin
eruptions and e wretched complexion.
Electric Bitters is the best medicine in.
tbe world to regulate stomach, liver and
kidneys and to purify tho blood. It
gives strong neres, bright eyes, smooth,
velvety skin, rich complexion. It will
make a good-looking, charming woman
of a run-do a n invalid. Only 50 cents
at Blakeley's drug store. 2
A Terrible Atlatake,
New York, Aug. 13. A special cable
dispatch to the Evening World today,.
dated Che Foo, August 9th, via Shang
hai, says : A terrible mistake occurred
at the taking of Yang Tsun. Russian
artillery opened fire on the American
troops. Before the mistake was discov
ered many American soldiers had been
killed or wounded by the Russian shells.
The Fourteenth took part in the at
tack on the Chinese trenches. As the
Chinese fled the rgimont entered and
occupied one of the Chinese positions.
A Russian battery some distance off did
not notice the movement. It opened
fire on the position and planted shells
among the American troops. The Rus
sians wero quickly notified and ceased
their fire.
Ilia Life Wu Haired.
Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen of
Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonderful
deliverence from a frightful death. In
telling of it he says: "1 was taken with
Typhoid fever, that ran into Pneumonia.
My lungs became hardened. I was so
weak I couldn't even sit up in bed.
Nothing helped me. I expected to soon
die ot Consumption, when I heard of Dr.
King's New Discovery. One bottle gave
great relief. I continued to use it, and
now am well and strong. I can't say
too much in its praise." This marvellous
medicine is the surest and quickest cure
in the world for all Throat and Lung
Trouble. Regular sizes 50 cents and $1.00.
I Trial bottles free at Blakeley's drug
store; every bottle guaranteed. 2
Wholeaale Smuggling Kopoited.
Victoria, B. C.Ang. 13. W. C. Mar
burger, a trader on the Yukon, tells a
story of wholesale smuggllngof Canadian
goods from Dawson into Americin terri
tory. He says:
"There is not a single instarce that I
encountered on my trip of 950 miles
down the Yukon, meeting mote than
forty ecjws and boats belonging to trad
ers, where any one had been called upon
to pay duty.
That Chas. Stubling is still doing
retail business at his new place. He
sells in quantities to suit all customer,
from one bottle to a barrel. Family
orders delivered promptly.
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