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BRYAN MAY APPEAR
Nebraska Delegates Arrange
for a Climax to Nomination.
KANSAS CITY IS FILLING UP
Hill's Trip to Lincoln Came to
Naajrht Preliminary Work of
tho Convention Becna.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 2. The throb
and thrill of a great National assem
blage is beginning to take possession of
this young Queen City or the Southwest.
Throughout the day there has been a
steady tramp, tramp of Incoming thou
sands by every train, choking the railroad
stations with a struggling, travel-stained
and sweltering throng, filling the streets
with slow-moving; Jostling crowds, empty
ing Into the hotel lobbies, where, amid
cigar smoke and piles of baggage and
tho shout of badge-venders, the currents
of earnest and excited men eddy Into
groups, declaiming the merits of candi
dates and Issues, arguing, protesting, ges
ticulating. The delegates havo been arriving In
scattered lots, some of them with bands
and banners td add sound and color to
the animated scene. Among the day's
arrivals are many of the Interesting fig
ures of the party. Including the smooth
faced, ministerial-looVing Oldham, of Ne
braska, who will make the speech placing
Mr. Bryan In nomination; Hill of New
York, weighted with his long conference
with Bryan at Lincoln, and weary with
three days of constant travel; Perry Bel
mont, of New York, well groomed and
debonair; Teller of Colorado, with his
Jackson-Uke face, thin and worn; Senator
Money, of Mississippi, tall and gaunt,
with a strong contingent from the far
South; a distinguished Populist trio. Sen
ators Allen. Heltfeld and Harris, here
to aid the cause of Towne; John P. Alt
geld, of Illlonls, brown and smiling under
his broad-brimmed panama; Governor W.
W. Smith, of Maryland; the close con
fidant of Gorman; Arthur Sewall, the
Mains shipbuilder, who ran with Bryan
four years ago, and that unique figure
of the Senate, who has brought excite
ment and sensation to its dellberators.
Senator Pettlgrew; Senator William A.
Clark, of Montana, heading the delegation
of "regulars," with two brass bands and
an abundance of enthusiasm.
With this Influx of leaders and dele
gates, the holding, of caucuses and the
organization of state delegations has be
gun under hot and oppressive conditions.
It has been a sticky, muggy day, with
the sky overcast and threatenenlng and
the air heavily charged with moisture,
giving promise of humldlatlon ahead.
Convention Work Begins.
The great work of the convention began
today with a meeting -of the National
committee to determine contests and se
lect temporary officers. Mayor Rose, of
Milwaukee, the choice for temporary
chairman, is a German-American, reput
ed to be ah orator of fine presence and
effective delivery. Tonight the National
committee had a private dinner, a sort of
family inference, as the guest of Daniel
J. Campau. while great -crowds of dele
gates and spectators centered at Con
vention Hall, which was formally opened
with a band concert. The vast structure
is still surrounded with the debris of
construction, an army of workmen and
decorators are busy Inside, but there Is no
doubt it will be complete and ready for
the convention hosts by Wednesday morn
ing. The Monetary League also began
its sessions today, with "Coin" Harvey
and Mr. Towne as attractions, but this
was quite too academic to attract much
Aside from the formal proceedings, the
day has brought many developments and
some surprises In the general situation.
The dominating influence of Mr. Bryan
over the convention has been made mani
fest, causing some concern and Just a lit
tle rebellion In some quarters. It Is not
by any authoritative or formal words or
actions by him that this Influence Is ex
erted, but In ways none the less effective.
Its importance, however, has not been so
much In disclosing how strong a hand
Mr. Bryan holds on tbe convention's
course, as In showing that there Is little
likelihood of a modification or dilution of
the silver plank.
The arrival of the Nebraska delegation,
fresh from conferences with the leader,
was mainly instrumental in showing Mr.
Bryant attitude. They were hardly off
the cars before they met In caucus and
formally put forward a declaration of
principles. This expressed unalterablo
opposition to any surrender of the prin
ciple of blmetallsm. and a demand for a
financial plank making a specific pledge
for the free and unlimited coinage of gold
and sliver at the ratio of 16 to 1, Inde
pendently of what any other matlon may
The resolution was accepted as little
short of notice to other delegations as
to tho sentiment of men very near to Mr.
Bryan. Some of them had Just left him,
and Judge Tibbets, head of the delegatos-at-large,
dined with Mr. Bryan and Gov
ernor Hill at Lincoln last night. "The
platform must be straight out for IS to 1;
there Is no question as to that," said
Judge Tibbets. A like view was expressed
by R. L. Melcalf, who will represent
Nebraska on the platform committee.
"I will urge that the financial plank ot
of the Chicago platform be reaffirmed
and repeated," said he, "not necessarily
In the same words, but in the same spir
it, with a declaration for free coinage at
16 to 1 without regard to the action of
other nations. Less than that would be
Hill's Trip Fruitless.
The return of Senator Hill without tan
gible result which he was willing to dis
close made It plain that his conference
with Mr. Bryan at Lincoln had come to
naught, and It served also to emphasise
the goneral feeling that Mr. Bryan would
not tolerate any temporizing on the plat
form. The Senator came back from Lin
coln on the car with the Nebraska dele
gation, mingled with them and exchanged
views But there was no evidence of the
slightest sympathy among them for him
as the companion of Bryan on the ticket.
"For the reason," as Judge Tibbets ex
plained, "that Mr. Hill would not accept
a nomination under the circumstances."
But the influence of Mr. Bryan over the
convention and his unwavering insistence
on 16 to 1 has created a counter move.
This Is among the practical politicians of
the party, the leaders who run campaigns
to secure votes. They want no surrender
of silver, neither are they seeking Immo
lation at this one altar. They seek com
promise, concession and such a harmoniz
ing that all sections can be brought to
gether. As a result of this strong and
growing sentiment, definite and urgent
representations have been made to Mr.
Bryan In the Interest of harmony and
moderation on the platform. The bearer
of these overtures Js James Kerr, secre
tary of the Congressional campaign com
mittee, who Is with- Mr. Bryan in Lincoln
today aftor conferring with the leaders
.here. - It Is certain that- ho reflects the
strong sentiment of his own state, Penn
sylvania, and ether Eastern localities,
and It Is understood that his mission has
the sympathetic approval. If not the pos
itive authority, of the most Influential
party leaders now assembled here, includ
ing practically the entire membership of
tho executive committee except Williams
From what has developed today, how
ever, the mission Is likely to prove no
more productive of harmonizing results
thanthe pilgrimage of H11J. Indeed, this
feeling is so -universal that the Eastern
delegations reached a practical determin
ation today to accept the Inevitable and
to confine their efforts to the platform
committee, thus keeping the subject from
becoming a source of discord on the floor
of.; the convention.
Quite Independent of the Bryan influ
ence, the several Vice-Presidential move
ments have had varying fortunes during
the day. Mr. Shively, of Indiana, retired
Anally and Imperatively, so announcing
his decision at the caucus of the Indiana
state delegation, where he was taken at
his word. The Hill movement, on tho
other hand, showed decided progress, not
withstanding the chill of the Lincoln con
ference. Arriving delegations showed
marked favor, even enthusiasm, for him.
TheSenator8 parlors were besieged by
hundreds of delegates and callers from
Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and many
other states. Among the steady stream
of callers came ex-Governor Altgeld, a
strong personal admirer of Hill, and O.
H. P. Belmont and Elliott Danforth, both
of the latter being Vice-Presidential pos
sibilities. The Danforth movement took
on some Impetus when it became known
that KJ11 regarded him as the best suited
to go with Bryan on a straight-out silver
platform. Mr. Towne profited materially
during the day through the active work
of the Nebraska delegation, who came In
wearing "Bipran and Towne" badges.
When Jamesi C Dahlman, the next Na
tional committeeman from Nebraska, and
a close friend of Mr. Bryan, was asked
If this meant that Mr. Bryan was for
Towne, he said:
"I have talked with Mr. Brvan re
cently and I think his attitude could be
summed up In about this way: He Is not
favoring any one candidate. He wants
us not to make our wishes too promi
nent, as it will look as If they reflected
his views, whereas he wants to keep en
tirely out of the Vice-Presidential con
test. But we feel that we should express
our views for Towne, who Is a favorite
with most of the delegates and our work
will be for him."
When Mr. Dahlman was further asked
if Mr. Bryan opposed any particular man
because of his financial views, he said:
"There Is no opposition by name. But
Mr. Bryan wants a man who can stand
with him, firmly and fully, on the 16 to
1 platform, for that Is what the pUtform
will be. Without discussing Individuals,
I think It can be put down that no man
out of sympathy with such a platform
will be nominated for Vice-President. The
platform Is more to Mr. Bryan than Vice
Bryan May Be on Hnnd.
Mr. Dahlman also gave definite assur
ance of a dramatic climax to the nomina
tion of Mr. Bryan by his appearance on
the floor of the convention with a speech
that will electrify the convention and
serve as a campaign keynote.
"We are going to Insist on his cominsr
down and appearing., befpre the conven
tlon." said Mr. Dahlman. "The NebrasH
ka men will see that a resolution is passed
Inviting' him here, and you may rest as
sured he will come, although he Is per
sonally disinclined to do so." -
The suggestion that Mr. Bryan's nomi
nation for tho Presidency be made on the
Fourth of July, at the first session of the
convention, has met the approval of very
many of the leaders and delegates al
ready here. Arrangements are being made
to carry theplan into execution. As It
now appears, the one obstacle that may
arise t prevent the nomination from be
ing made on the anniversary of the Na
tion's Natal day will be tho Inability of
all elements of the party to agree upon
the platform to be adopted. Even that
may not prevent it.
Since the return of some of tho Demo
cratic leaders who went to Lincoln to see
Mr. Bryan, a story with decidedly sensa
tional features has been In circulation.
According to the statements, if the com
mittee on resolutions reports simply an
indorsement of the Chicago platform.
without reiterating 16 to 1, Mr. Bryan may
come here, and on the floor of the con
vention, offer an amendment and make
a speech In favor of his favorite ratio.
Should the convention fall to act favor
ably on his amendment. It Is said he will
be compelled tC decline the nomination on
the floor of the convention.
At a meeting of the Nebraska delega
tion today, called expressly for the pur
pose of making clear its position upon
the financial question, the following spe
cific declaration In favor of the 16-to-l
proposition was adopted unanimously: .
"Resolved, That the Nebraska delega
tion to the Democratic National Conven
tion is unalterably opposed to any sur
render pf any of the principles of blmetal
lsm, and Is heartily In favor of Inserting
In the National platform a plank specific
ally pledging the free and unlimited coin
age of gold and silver at the- ratio of 16
to 1, Independently of what any other na
tion may do."
The significance of the utterances sub
sequently was emphasized by the pains
taken by the members of the delegation
to secure Its wide and prompt distribution
among the delegates and newspaper men.
James Dahlman. who has been selected
by the Nebraska delegation ns that state's
representative on the new National com
mittee, made the positive statement to
day tat he delegation was a un&t in fa
vor of the nomination of Mr. Towne for
Vice-President. Towne campaigned Ne
braska last year, and Mr. Dahlman says
that his work on the stump gained for
the Democratic party thousands of votes.
TOWNE B003IERS NEEDED.
Minnesota Delegation Received Or
ders to Harry Up.
ST. PAUL. July 2. The state delegates
to the Kansas City convention today re
ceived a message from Messrs. Rosining
and Roxboro, who are at Kansas City,
Indicating that there is warm work be
fore the Minnesota delegation, presuma
bly In the Interest of Mr. Towne's can
didacy. Mr. Rosining wired for the dele
gation to be called together Immediately
and notified them to come by first train,
as It was vitally Important to be on the
ground early Wednesday. Mr. Lane, sec
retary of the State Central Committee,
wired the delegates to come to St. Paul
and start Immediately. They went out
this evening by the regular Great West
At Democratic headquarters this move
ment from Kansas City is' deemed en
couraging to the interests of Minnesota's
candidate for Vice-President Mr. Towne.
The special train engaged by the Sliver
Republicans will leave tomorrow after
noon. Labor Troubles In Alabama.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. July 2. All the
union miners In Alabama, about 10,000 In
number, suspended work today pending
-the settlement of the wage dispute be
tween them and the operators. The old
wagd contract expired yesterday and the
miners demand a raise and other con
cessions, The operators refuse this de-
SHIVELY IS OUT OF IT
Vice-Presidential Situation Is
Not Cleared Much.
ALL DEPENDS .ON THE PLATFORM
Tbe Leadinar Candidates Now Seem
to Be Towne and Sulzer Hill
KANSAS CITY, July 2.-The Vice-Presidential
situation has not cleared up In
the air today and tonight apparently Is
In as much doubt as when the delegates
to the National Democratic Convention
were elected. There was a shifting of the
scene today when Benjamin Shively, of
Indiana, was taken out of the race by
his own emphatic statement to the In
diana delegation. Not only the Indiana
men but other delegates In the city ac
cepted thf statement of Mr. Shively and
he Is not now considered a probability In
the race. As the contest stands after
Shlvely's retirement, the two leading can
didates seem to be Charles A. Towne and
William . Sulzer, with some man from
New York like Judge Van Wyck or Ellott
Danforth as a possibility under certain
The fact Is that the Vice-Presidential
situation is Interwoven with the platform.
If there Is a simple reaffirmation of the
Chicago platform, some New York man
may be selected for Vice-President In the
hope that he will assist In carrying that
state. If there is a specific declaration
for i6 to 2. then Towne may be made
Bryan's running- mate. It Is pointed out
as not quite conceivable that a conven
tion which would refuse to make a speci
fic declaration lor 16 to 1 with a view ot
would nominate Towne, who left the Re- !
publican party solely on the ground of
his attachment to silver. It Is conceded by
all the Democratic leaders that Towne's
strength Is in the West and on a silver
platform, and that he would not be strong
In the East on a modified platform. While
It is not a certainty that Towne would
be nominated, even If there was a speci
fic lGio 1 declaration. It Is generally be
lieved that his chances would be greatly
Improved by such action, and hla friends
are making every effort to bring- about
that result In the convention. ,
New York a. Mystery.
New York Is still an uncertain quantity
In the field. It Is still asserted that she
has no candidate, although there Is more
genuine activity in the Sulzer canvass
than any other that is being made. Mr.
Sulzer, while a New York man. Is not
he candidate of New York and Is mak
ing his canvass outside of that delega
tion. That the delegation under favorable
conditions, such as concessions in tho
platform, would unite on some other man
seems to be perfectly understood, but It
would undoubtedly bo brought about by
a movement from outside the state.
Whether the convention would unite on
Danforth or Van Wyck Is uncertain, be
cause of thA-parsonailxy ef-HllL- There Is
yet-a great deal of talk about the ex
Senator In connection with the Vice
Presidential nomination", and in case of a
modified platform he might be rushed
.upon the convention. At the same time
it Is well understood that his selection
would not be satisfactory to Mr. Bryan,
les3 satisfactory, perhaps, than the other
New York men mentioned. Mr. Hill him
self insists that he Is not to be consid
ered, and says If Is a way to indicate
that he does not want it and that he
has doubts about his selection If he did
want it. There may bo some dark horses
In the stable, some men who have not
yet been considered possible or available,
some man like Sewell. the presentation
of whose name was a surprise and whose
nomination was not even surmised. There
are plenty of guesses made, but no one
feels authorized to make definite predic
tions. Hill Noncommittal.
Ex-Senator Hill returned from Lincoln
f today and It may be said that this return
' did not cause as great a sensation as did
his departure. The mysterious silence
which he maintained and which he ex
plained by saying, 'Mr. Bryan and my
self agreed that nothing should be said
regarding the conference between us,"
did not serve to whet the political ap
petites very much. Of course. It was not
expected that Mr. HIH would talk of the
conference, but there- was a belief that
he might say something of Interest relat
ing to the platform and the prospects of
a modification, but he was decidedly non
committal. When asked a direct question
as to his fight against a 16 to 1 declara
tion, he said the convention would not
meet for two days. It might not act
upon tho platform for three days, there
fore there was no reason to now discuss
the question as to what It was to con
tain. Mr. Hill talked with many men
and quite a long time with some, but to
no one did he outline his intended posi
tion or give. any Intimation as to the
position Mr. Bryan had taken while dis
cussing the coming convention. To some
visitor? Mr. Hill said his conference with
Mr. Bryan was very satisfactory, but
in what particular, he did not disclose.
The Towne Boom.
The Towna managers say very emphati
cally today that their man will win the
Vice-Presidential sweepstakes. They have
reached a point where they offer the
Democrats certain terms and Insist upon
being heard. Their programme is this:
The men authorized to speak for the
Populists and Silver Republicans will
agree with Democratic managers that
both conventions shall go ahead and nom
inate Bryan on the first day, July 4, but
no effort shall be made to nominate a
Vice-Presidential candidate. Committees
of conference shall be appointed with a
view ot agreeing upon a candidate to
unite the forces of the three fusion
If tbe Democratic leaders do not agree
to this programme, the Silver Republi
can convention will make no nomination
of either President or Vice-President, but
'will appoint a committee of conference on
both offices to confer with like committees
of tho Democrats and- Populists. Some
of the Democratic leaders have agreed
that this is a fair proposition, and have
assured the Towne managers that they
will do what they can to carry It out.
Another card the Towne men arc play
ing Is that Bryan Is for the Minnesota
man. The position said to be taken by
Mr. Bryan Is that the Democrats are In
honor bound to treat the allies of 1S96
fairly and with due consideration. He
thinks that the Populists and Silver Re
publicans hold the balance of power in
several states, and when united with the
Democrats will make those states sure for
the allied forces. Bryan does not want a
double-tailed ticket this campaign, and
many of the leaders share his wishes.
There is a possibility that the Popullsia
and Sliver Republicans may object to
withdrawing the man they have nomi
nated. So the Towne men think they are
In a very good position.
Another thing which makes the Towne
men so confident is' the loyalty of Sulzer
to Bryan. They believe that If Sulzer Is
convinced that Bryan, wants Towna he wlU
not only step out of the way, but take
the platform and nominate or second
Towne's nomination. Of course, this may
require a strong intimation from Bryan,
an Intimation that Is scarcely probable,
as Mr. Bryan does not want to appear
In the role of dictating to the conven
tion. Sulxer Making: Much Noise.
Meanwhile Mr. Sulzer Is making a
showy canvass, and talks with the most
confidence of any man or the friends of
any man In the race.
"Why," he said today, "they can't stop
me. They are coming to me so fast that
I cannot keep track of them. I havo
pledges from 267 delegates outside of New
York, and New York Is ready to come to
mo as soon as any strength Is shown.
New Yorkte for me. They say: "You
can have our vote as soon as you show
that tho convention Is for you. Now, If
you want this, go In and win It, and
we'll be for you as soon as you get the
outside delegations. You don't want It un
less you win it that way,' and I told
them 'No.' That's tbe kind of a fight I
All over the city are placards, signs
and lithographs bearing the words "Bryan
and Sulzer and Victory,'" and the head
quarters at the Savoy are labelled "Bryan
New York, or that part of It known as
Tammany Is silent. Neither Croker nor
ex-Senator Murphy is saying a word.
"You're the man to run against Roose
velt," Croker Is said to have remarked
to Judge Van Wyck. "You came very
near defeating him for Jovernor, and tho
way they feel toward him in New York
now, you can beat Mm."
Senator Murphy Is said to have agreed
to this statement. Judge Van Wyck is
said to have protested that friends of
his would not put him In the Vice-Presidential
race, and he hoped nothing of the
kind would be done. Some of the southern
delegates are talking favorably of Van
Wyck; and he may be tho New York
card to be played at the proper time.
Tho visit of Senator Hill to Mr. Bryan
Is still a mystery to tho Tammany men.
They do not know what to make of It,
and have been "busily speculating today.
They have figured out that It was through
Mayor Magulre, of Syracuse, who also
is at Lincoln, that the invitation was
sent by Mr. Bryan to Hill, and that the
object of Bryan Is to get Hill In line, so
that he will not repudiate tho platform
of 1S9S, and remain quiet during the cam
paign. One thing is certain, the Demo
cratic leaders from New York now here
expect to have a conference with Mr.
Hill, and until that conference takes
place, no programme will be agreed upon.
Silver Republican leaders held a meet
ing at the Coates House tonight to ui3
cuss Mr. Towne's prospects. A number of
speeches were mado going over tho
grounds of his availability, all agreeing
that the prospects for their candidate
were Improving. A committee was ap
pointed to prepare for active work In Mr.
Towne's behalf. Senator Pettlgrew being
made chairman. Sub-committees will be
appointed to visit various state delega
tions and present Mr. Towne'3 candidacy.
Reception to Clark of Montana
Colorado's Bnckskin Salts.
KANSAS CITY, July 2. Incoming clubs
and organizations, headed by b&jlds, en
livened the streets and hotel loobies to
night, and the atmosphere has begun to
take on a convention hue.
Accompanied by a brass band of 23
pieces and about 30 "rooters," W. A.
Clark, of Montana, and the other mem
bers of the Clark contesting delegation
from that state, arrived today and took
up headquarters at the Midland Hotel, on
the floor below that on which the Marcus
Daly delegation has Its headquarters.
Quite a crowd had gathered In front of
the hotel by the time the carriages ar
rived. Some one shouted "Speech" as
Mr. Clark's carriage was driven up to
the walk, and the cry was at once taken
up by the crowd. After a moment's hesi
tation, Mr. Clark stood up in his seat in
the carriage and made a brief speech,
thanking those present for the welcome
At this point, James A. Ross, a mem
ber of the National Association of Negro
Democratic Ciubs, who was standing
close to Mr. Clark's carriage, climbed
upon the wheel and shouted: "In behalf
of the New York delegation, I nominate
William A. Clark, of Montana, for Vice
President." The nomination was received
with a cheer, and Mr. Clark, smiling and
bowing, climbed down from the carriage
and entered the hoteL.
Governor Thomas, at the head of Colo,
rado's delegation, accompanied by a band
In the attire of buckskin and feathers,
reached the city late today, and tonight
the Governor and ladles and the band
constituted the center of attraction at the
The California and Hawaiian, delega
tions reached here early this evening.
The same train brought also the Cali
fornia and Colorado delegates to the Sil
ver Republican convention. The entire
party occupied three special sleepers. The
Callfornlans brought with them a car
load of fruit and wines with which to
entertain visitors at their headquarters.
. TAMMANY SPEAKS.
Croker Says It Will Abide by tie
Wish of the Majority.
KANSAS CITY, July 2-"I wish to cor
rect the impression that Tammany Is
fighting against the Insertion of a silver
plank in the Democratic platform," said
Richard Croker to an Associated Press
representative tonight. "This Is not so,
and It Is a point on which I and the
whole organization have been more mis
represented and misunderstood than any
other. I believe and have frequently
stated that a more conservative stand on
this question would be much more to the
Interests of the party, not only In New
York, but all over the country, But, mark
this, if It can be shown by the caucuses
of the different state delegations and
beforo the National convention that it is
the belief of a majority of the party that
the Insertion of a 16 to 1 plank In the
platform would bring more votes to the
Democratic ticket throughout the West,
In the doubtful- states, In the country at
large In fact, outside of New York than
it would to the party In New York city
and state, then Tammany will yield
"Do you mean a simple reaffirmation of
the Chicago platform, or an explicit 16 to
1 plank?" he was asked. t
"I mean a flat declaration of free
coinage at the ratio of 16 toTl' Mr.
Mr. Croker was told of the statement
of Alaska delegates that. Pacific Coast
business men would refuse to support
Bryan, whether free silver was the Issue
or not. Mr. Croker said:
"You cannot help but admire a man
for living up to his belief. He will be
supported loyally by all, and I thorough
ly believe that he will be elected. I be
lieve he will carry not only New York,
but Ohio and Indiana as welL"
Fever on Isthmns of Panama.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 2. Perrac
tous ifever to prevalent an the Isthmus of
Panama, among the vdctfcns reported,
being tbe son cf United States Consul
Cobb and the prima, donaa of an Italian
THE COLUMN HALTS
Allies Are Not Advancing to
the Relief of Pekin.
PRESENT FORCE IS TOO SMALL
Southern Provinces of China Ara
Gradually Breaking Away
From tho Empire.
IiONDON, July 8. S A. M. The allies
are not advancing for the relief of Pekin.
This announcement to the House of Com
mons by William St. John Broderick,
Under Secretary of State for Foreign Af
fairs, was received with exclamations of
astonishment and dismay.
Sir Ellis Ashmead Bartlett Inquired for
any information that had been received
from the legations at Pekln. or as to the
composition and command of the relieving
force, and of the present position. Mr
Broderick read the dispatches received
today, and said the total allied force
available Is now about 13,000. as troops
have been rapidly advancing, adding:
"We do not yet know what arrangements
have been made locally regarding tha
command of an expedition, but It has not
yet been thought possible to attempt a
further advance The Consuls have been
In communication with the Viceroys In
the Yang3to region and they are quite
well aware that support will be given
them by Her Majesty's Government In
preserving order. It Is obviously Im
possible that tho representatives of the
powers at Pekin should be consulted, as
no communications aro passing between
"The situation Is desperate. Hasten."
These words from the message of Vor.
Bergen, a member of th airman t-,
tlon at Pekin, countersigned by Sir Rob
ert Hart, Inspector-General of Customs,
and dated nine days ago, are the theme
of all private comment. They are prepar
ing for news of a frightful tragedy. Nino
day3 ago the ammunition of the little gar
rison defending the foreigners was run
ning low, arid their food was nearly ex
hausted, while around them was a horde
of Kan Su braves having at their servico
Krupp guns and repeating rifles. Pekln
was In the hands of the revolutionaries.
While nothing but sinister news comes
from Northern China, Southern China is
seemingly breaking away from the em
pire. All the provinces south of the Yel
low River, whose Viceroys and Governors
maintain friendly relations with the pow
ers through the Consuls, have been in
formally constituted into a confederacy
with Nankin as the capital.
According to an express cable from
Shanghai, dated July 2, the Southern Vice
roys wholly disavow Prince Tuan's Gov
ernment. They have practically consti
tuted an Independent state, extending
from the Hoang Ho to tha British and
Little else to Illuminate the profound
obscurity of tho situation reaches cable
points. Chinese wires to Cha Foo ap
pear to be Interrupted.
Last night St. Petersburg was Inform
ed ov.eJ&eJBtatersbUTs3rireB that tha
destruction of tho Russian railways In
Manchuria continues, and It seems
not improbable that Russia will be fully
occupied for a time In suppressing the
Insurrection among its subject Chinese,
and may be unable to send more troops
Immediately to Taku. Tho powers look
more and more to Japan to supply the
force necessary at once to grapple with,
the formidable rebellion.
Tho Dally Telegraph urges tha Immedi
ate Intervention of Japan for a settle"
ment of the Chinese reoefllon.
The Times this morning editorially ad
vocates strenuously that tho powers in
vite Japan to Intervene In China, or -at
least that they shall place no obstacle In
the way of the extensive employment of
Japanese troops In quelling the rebel-
The Governmcnr Will Act In Concert
"With the Other Powers.
ROME, July 2. In tha Chamber of
Deputies today tha Marquis Vlscontl
Venosta, Minister of Foreign Affairs, out
lined the policy of the government In
China. He said:
"Harmony between the powers has
never ceased since united action was
taken. If tho nearest nations arrived on
tho scene first, they acted In the com
mon Interest. Tho Italian Government
thus far has not sent any soldiers, but
It will soon have six or seven warships
with Increased crews, able to disem
bark landing parties. Moreover, other
measures have been taken which will
enable Italy to be prepared for any
eventuality, and wo propose to maintain
our position In the concert of European
powers, all of whom are anxious to re
establish order in Pekln and create guar
antees for the safety of foreigners and
peaceful Interests. It would not only ba
out of place. In the present climax, to
speak of Italy's particular views, but it
Is necessary to add that we have abso
lutely no idea of having an opportunity to
secure a foothold in China. Whenever
a great question involving general Inter
ests comes to the front, and when a con
cert of powers deals therewith In tho
superior interest of peace, wo deem that
Italy ought not to hold aloof, but on the
contrary should accept the role that falls
to her common task. It would be. In
deed, useless for Italy to pursue In China
a policy In behalf of her commercial In-
terests If she did not safeguard her
prestige and authority, without which sho
could not protect, not merely the com
mercial activity, but the personal secur
ity of her citizens.
"At the present moment we cannot
foresee tho ultimate developments of
events. We take for our guide the in
terests of the country, which coincides
with the work which 13 Imposed on the
powers In China." (Loud applause).
LATEST FROM PEKIN.
Sir Robert Hart Reports the Sltua-
TIEN TSIN, June 29, via Che Foo, July
1. end Sfc&ngshaa, July 3. A courier from.
Sflr Robert Hart. Inspeotxw-Gaiofal of
Customs at Pekln, has Just arrived. Ha
left Pekin: Monday, June 25, and reports
the situation desperate. June 18, he re
ports. Baron von Ketteler, the German
Minister, and his secretary, attempted to
visit the Tsimff 11 Yaraun. He was shot
four tfenes, and died at tbe rooms of tha
Tstmg 11 Yarnim, His secretary succeed
ed la making his escape. All of tfoe lega
tions except the British, German and
Ita&an have been destroyed. The Hpk
rmts aasl missionaries are in the British
legation under rifle-fire. Cannon com
mand the legations, but they are not belntj
It Is impossible to start relief at present.
Captain McCalJa, commander of the New
ark, estimates tiiat 50,000 eoldSers will ba
required to relieve the Ministers ia Pekln.
France to Build on Observatory.
PARIS, July 2. In the Chamber of Dep
uties today the government Introduced a
credit of 1.315.000 francs to ro.t an nh.
1 sarvatonr 1-mUdlnor In WaRhlnsttoa.