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CLOUD OYER PEKIN
Nothing to Confirm Recent
HARD FIGHTING AT TIEN TSIN
Allies Narrowly Escaped Total. Defeats-Chinese
to tie Poirera.
LONDON, July U, 4:S0 A. M. No au
thentic news from Pekln Is still the
burden of the dispatches from the East
and although the disposition is to be
lieve the optimistic reports from Chinese i
cources, no real confidence it possible un
til tho Legations -are permitted to com
municate with their Governments. If, as
alleged, the Boxer movement is losing
ground in Pekln, it must have been sup
posed that the Boxers would have en
deavored to send up reinforcements from
Tien Tata, but instead of that they are
still In" great force In the neighborhood
of the latter place and are assisted by
the Chinese imperial troops, with ample,
According to a Che Foo dispatch, the
fighting around Tien Tsln the 3rd and
4tb, was the severest v,et experienced. The
British casualties were SO or 40 wounded
or killed. The Chinese bad 35,000 men.
attacking simultaneously from the north,
cast and west, and made excellent prac
tice with over 100 guns. The defendera
numbered 14,000, with scant supplies, and
It was only the presence of the newly
arrived Japanese and Russian guns that
prevented a disaster. One Russian com
pany of infantry; numbering 520 men, had
115 killed or wounded. The German con
tingent also suffered heavily. By the
.,. r ,.. . tK. -iii r . ! trenches. The Chinese retired to the na
evening of the 4th. the situation was very .. .. . ,. .... ,,., ,
critical. The allies, narrowly escaped total
defeat Providentially, when things were
at their worst a torrential rainfall com
pelled the Chinese to retire.
July 6, the rain having abated, the Chi
nese renewed the attack, opening fire up
on Tien Tsln with two batteries of four
inch guns, but the allies, aided by two
of H. M. S. Terrible's 4.7-lnch guns, suc
ceeded in silencing the artillery after eight
At Shanghai It seems to be the general
belief that the date of the dispatch of
July 2, asserting that two Legations were
still standing out was an error, either ac
cidental or intentional. The couriers must
have left Pekln at least five days earlier,
making the real date of the message June
28, while the alleged massacres are said
to have occurred June 30. Until this point
can be cleaned up the greatest anxiety
will be felt as to the fate of tho Euro
peans. Emperor Appeals to the Powers.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Dally Man, telegraphing yesterday (Tues
"A message has arrived here from Em
peror Kwang Hsu, dated July 1, by courier
from Pekln. to .the Viceroy of Nankin,
W forwarded It here. It is addressed
to the Russian, English and Japanese
Governments, it deplprcs- the recent
foreign Governments' armistaken in sup-4
.posing sna me umnc&e uovernment is
'protecting the Boxcra against tha Chris
tiana. The Emperor further Implores their
jald Jn suppressing the rebellion and up
holding the existing government
"In a separate dispatch to the Japan
ese Government, Kwang Hsu expresses
deep regret for the murder of Legation
Chancellor Sugyyma. These ddrpatches are
t taken to indicate that the Emperor is
In seclusion and is ignorant of the serious
ness of recent events."
I The Che Foo , correspondent of the Ex
j press, telegraphing Tuesday, says:
"The Japanese force is equipped with
1 35 heavy mortaro nnd 120 field guns and
i has pontoon and balloon sections.
cxpecieu earner .-uaninai rxoazu or Marshal
Oyama will take command. The plan of
campaign contemplates operations extend
ing two or three years. A further force
of 13,000 men will be landed at Taku a
week hence, and 10.000 additional soon af
terward. Before the rainy season la well
advanced, Japan expects to have 63,000
troops in China. These formidable prep
aratlons are viewed with great distrust by
Germany, Ruasa and France."
Tnan Proclaims Himself Emperor.
According to the Shanghai correspond
ent of the Express, it is war to the knife
between the Dowager Empress and Prince
Tuan. In a recent edict the litter bold'
ly discards his mask and signs himself '
as Emperor. He warmly commends the " "v,rul ao n,s Dest to aas'st tne roreign
prowess of "his faithful Boxers," and In ' ers ln keeping the peace. A large number
flower)1' language appeals to their cunld
ity and fanaticism. In the same decree
Prince Tuan appoints Prince Tsuan, the
"iron-capped" Prince Tsashan, his Im
perial clansman, and Kan Tl to command
the three chief wings of the Boxer Army.
Three hundred European refugees from
Tien Tsln have arrived at Shanghai In a
state of destitution, after terrible suffer
ing. The Chinese version of the original out
break ,as published ln Shanghai, is thit
Baron von Ketteler was hated by the
Pekinese, who, taking advantage of the
condition of affairs, shot him out of re
venge, thereby causing a conflict between
the Chinese troops and the Germans, the
latter of whom destroyed the Tsung 11
Tamun. The Infuriated soldiers, under
Prince Tuin. then gained complete con
trol over the Dowager Empress.
The Daily News' Tien Tsln correspond
ent says the allies have decided to bom
bard the native city, which they have
hitherto hesitated to attack, owing to the
heavy commercial Interests involved.
The London dally papers comment fa-!
vorably on Secretary of State Hay's clr
cuUr. The Times says:
"It will meet with general approbation
and welcome ln Great Britain. While It
is manifestly dictated by regard for
American Interests, It coincides closely ln
all Important respects with England's
avowed policy. Tho reason Is simple.
In China the interests of both countries
are primarily commercial, and It 1s
through their commercial interests that
their political Interests are derived. Sec
retary Hay bears this fundamental fact
steadily in mind."
THE POWERS' CONSENT.
Japan Will Land Troops, But Gala
No Territorial Advantage.
BERLIN, July 10. The Foreign Office
today informed the Associated Press that
all the powers had consented to Japan's
landing a large force In China, but the
stipulation was made beforehand that no
power could derive any advantage terri
torially from the fact of Its having more
troops ln China than the others. The
Japanese Government has expressed per
fect willingness to send troops under these
The Foreign Office denied the correct
ness of the statement by the St. Peters
burg Herald, that German)' and Russia
made 4i. secret agreement last Fall for
common actlpn ln China, adding: "The
relations between the two governments
have hitherto been so friendly and tho
agreement in China socomplete that a
treaty has been wholly unnecessary."
An official of -the Foreign Office stated
I that the meeting of the foreign affairs
cohiraittee of the Bundesrath. which Trill
bo held tomorrow, will be purely for the
purpose of Informing- the German Cabinet
of the status of the Chinese question, and
no decision will be taken.
The North German Lloyd steamer Gera
has been chartered by the- Ministry Of
Marine for a hospital-ship for use in Chi
nese waters, and the company's new
steamer Etrassburg, for transport service
The postal authorities publish the an
nouncement that the following telegraphic
connections are completely Interrupted:
Pekln to Kalgan, Tien Tsln to Pekin, Tien
Tstn to Shanghai, Tien Tsln to Taku. via
Hclempao, and also Hong- Kong to Macao
and Malmanchin to Kalgan.
FOUGHT LIKE VETERANS.
Chinese Pat Up & Stubborn Resist
ance at Tien Tata.
TIEN TSIN, Thursday, July's. Yester
day a large force of Chinese troops at
tacked the settlement from two direc
tionsone from west of the arsenal, and
the other upon the railway station on
the opposite bank of the river. The Chi
nese evidently now have a more capable
commander. The attack from the arsenal
was directed upon what is practically the
weakest point of the defense, which has
hitherto not been passed. The Chinese
advanced on this side across an open
plain without cover, and the attack was
easily repulsed by the British guns.
The enemy made simultaneous attack
upon the station with a large infantry
force, covered by the fire of 11 guns. The
British replied with two of H. M. 8. Ter
rible's 12-pounders and five smaller guns,
while the combined forces of British,
French, Russian and Japanese Infantry
moved out to deal with the Chinese at
tack. The artillery practice was excel
lent, and the allied troops suffered se
verely from a well-directed shell lire.
The Japanese, whose behavior was
splendid, executed a well-conceived move
ment, and succeeded in turning the Chi
nese left and driving the enemy from
their strong position among the irrigation
tlve city and the allied Infantry then
withdrew and the affair became an artil
lery duel, lasting until darkness with lit
tle damage to either side.
A British regiment of Chinamen which
was engaged proved very steady under
fire. The casualties of the allies have not
yet been ascertained, and It Is Impossible
to estimate the enemy's loss.
A Welcome addition to the defense was
received yesterday In the shape of two
more H. M. 8. Terrible's "twelves."
Painted on their carriages Is the Inscrip
tion: "Ladysmlth-tcvTlen Tsln; Imme
diate." The Algerlne today .sent two four-Inch
guns, which will do much toward equal
izing the artillery strength of the allies
with that of the enemy:
MOst Of the women and children left to
day and the remainder will follow as op
Two thousand Japanese troops landed
at Taku today, and 13,000 more are ex
pected within a few days.
CONSUL FOWLER'S HEPORT.
He Hear From a Chinese Source
That the Bllnlsters Were Safe.
WASHINGTON, July ia The following
official dispatch was received here tonlgh
Washington! Shan. Ttmgj Gdvernor,
wires he has. reports that July 4 ttu iga
tlonists at Pekin were sate, except Ger
man. FOWIiER, Consul."
The information contained in Consul
Fowler's dispatch Is very much the same
as that contained In the cablegram re
ceived earlier In the day from Consul
General Goodnowat ShangHal, except
that It reported the legations safe one
day earlier, especially omitting, however,
that of the Germans. Both dispatches- ap
parently were based on the same source
the Governor of Shan Tung Province
and for this reason not as much faith
Is felt as to Its accuracy as would have
heen the case had the Information coma-J
.'through more reliable channels. At the J
! same time omclals hope it Is true.
Consul Fowler's dispatch was undated.
Secretary Long said tonight there ttm
not a word of news for the press from
China, but that he expected some tomor-1
row. Mr. Wu, the Chinese Minister, said
tonight he had not heard from Felun
today, direct or indirect.
Foreigners at Shanghai.
SHANGHAI, July 9. It Is- difficult to
get news here as the Consuls are depend
ent upon Sheng. the Administrator of
Telegraphs and Railroads, for-Pekln news.
He and other omclals have large landed
interests ana. tnererore, it is supposed
of rowdies are enlisting at the arsenals.
which may thus get out of Hand. The
omclals have turned their attention to
the defense of the Yangtse and have
guaranteed to protect foreigners at Yang
tse posts' provided the foreigners estab
lished here remain quiet No warships
are allowed to land forces and single war
ships only are allowed to pass the forti
fication. Shen's proposal to form a Chi
nese volunteer corps has been rejected.
Warm Clothlnjr for Troops ln China.
WASHINGTON. July 10. The Quarter
master Department Is making every prep
aration for the comfort of the troops or
dered to the East. It was stated at the
War Department today that the transport
Sumner, which is scheduled to leave San
Francisco the 16th. with a battalion of
the Fifteenth Infantry, will carry, in ad
dition to the regular supply of Summer
clothing for service in the Philippines, a
complete Winter outfit for all soldiers
now ln China and under orders to proceed
to that country. This action may be ac
cepted as a clear indication of the strong
belief of the War Department officials ln
the probable detention of American
troops fn China for several months. If not
entirely through the coming Winter.
, Quiet at Foo Choir.
PARIS, July 10. The French Consul at
Foo Chow, telegraphs under date of July
10, aa followu:
"The town la calm. The Viceroy and
the Tartar Marshal have Issued, a prods
motion favorable to foreigners and ask
ing that warships should not come to Foo
Chow. They propone in return to take
steps that will avert trouble ln the Fo
Japan Seeks Harmony.
"VTENNA, July 10. Tbo PollUsche Cor
respondens publishes a dispatch from To-
kio which says:
"Japan is prepared to take a full hare
of the combined action of the powers for
the restoration of order In China, but.
It Is added, she never contemplated asking
a European mandate for this purpose.
She only seeks complete harmony among
Oood Example for Germany.
BERLIN, July 10. The Berliner
Neuste Nachrichten calls .attention to the
distribution of united States troops ln
Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines and
"The United States, puts troops where
they are most needed, .which. Is a good
example for Germany.;' , c ..
Opening of the Campaign at
TWO LARGE MASS MEETINGS HELD
The Leading: Speakers "Were the
Noralaee, T ovrae, "Weaver and
LINCOLN, Neb., July 10. The Informal
opening of the Democratic political cam
paign took place in Lincoln today. Two
ratification meetings, one in the after
noon, conducted by the Populists and
SHVer Republicans of Nebraska, and one
this evening, conducted by the Demo
crats. W. J. Bryan, Charles A. Towne,
General J. B. Weaver and other leaders
of the parties, outlined the work of the
campaign, in the interest of Bryan and
Probably 15,000 people, a good portion
PITH OF CHINESE NEWS
There Is no authentic confirmation of the Chinese reports of the safety
of tha foreigners at Pekln. At Shanghai It is believed the date of the
dispatch asserting that two Legations were holding out was an error,
making the real date of the message June 28, or two days before the al
leged massacre. Meantime the allies are meeting with desperate resist
ance at Tien Tsln, having narrowly escaped annihilation The foreigners
have decided to bombard the native city.
The Chinese Governor of Shan Tung reports -that July i all the Lega
tlonlsts at Pekln were safe, except the German.
Emperor Kwang Hsu has addressed a note to England, Russia and
Japan, Imploring their aid in suppressing the rebellion. Prince Tuan, in
an edict, proclaims himself Emperor, and commends the prowess of the
General MacArthur has ordered 1033 men of the Fourteenth Infantry
and Fifth Artillery to leave Manila .Friday for Taku. Japan expects to
have 63,000 troops ln China before the rainy season Is far advanced. Either
Marshal Nodzu or Marshal Oyama will command.
The State Department Issues the text of an Identical note to the
powers, expressing the willingness of the United States to act concurrently
with the other governments to suppress anarchy ln Pekln and protect the
lives of lis subjects.
from distant points In the state, listened
to the speeches and paid homage to the
leaders of the parties to which they owed
allegiance, nearly 3000 people filling the
Auditorium ln the afternoon, while 10,-
000 githered In the Capitol grounds In
the evening. Mr. Bryan and Mr. Towne
spoke at both meetings, although It was
their Intention to deliver addresses only
at th$ evening meeting, and their re
marks forecasting as they did the fusion
of the three parties on the Democratic
National ticket, were received with un-
nounaea- enthusiasm. sir. Stevenson,
Indisposed, and did not appear "at the
afternoon meeting. He was present at
the evening- meeting,, however", and re
ceived an ovatlon
The Afternoon Meeting.
At the afternoon meeting the speakers
were: Mr. Bryan; Congressman Shafroth,
of Colorado; "Cyclone" Davis of Texas;
ex-Assistant Secretary of the Interior
Webster Davis, Charles A. Towne and
General JT. B. Weaver.
Mr. Bryan spoke last, and only In. re-
'sponse to repeated calls. He was wildly
cheered as Chairman Edmlston Intro-'
duced him as "Mr. Bryan, of North
"I feel almost as if I ought to apolo
gize for not being able to call myself a
former Republican," said Mr. Bryan,
amid laughter. Mr. Bryan then paid an
eloquent tribute to General Weaver, Mr.
Towne and Webster Davis, former Re
publicans, saying that he "wondered
how the Republican who is not tied to
his party by office could refuse to leave
the party and cast his lot with those who
believe in the Declaration of Independ
ence here, and ln South Africa also." He
"I simply want to say now that the
campaign is begun, so far as the tickets
and the platforms are concerned, and
from now on until election day It will be
the duty of every citizen to take these
Issues before the country and weigh them.
It will be tho duty of every citizen to
see where his duty lies. There is a privi
lege ln being an American citizen, and
there is a responsibility commensurate
with the privilege. If we lived in a land
where a King thought for us, we would
feel no responsibility for the action of
that King. But we live In a land where
the people determine the policy. We live
in a land where the citizen Impresses his
own opinion upon the Government, where
the policy of the Government may be de
termined by the vote of one citizen. And
I want to leave a thought with those who
are to vote this Fall. I want every citizen
to so vote as he would vote If he knew
that his vote would determine this next
election. (Great applause.) Remember
what It means. You vote In Nebraska,
and your vote may determine the vote
of this state on the Presidential ticket,
and your state may determine the result.
"When you get to the polls to vote, re
member that you are an American citi
zen. (Great applause.) Remember that
your vote may determine this Nation's
position, and that this Nation ln a large
measure will determine the public opin
ion of the world on the doctrine that gov
ernments come up from the people.
(Great applause.) For 124 years this Na
tion has held before the world the light
of liberty. For more than a century It
has been an example to all the world.
You tell me that we can now be Indif
ferent to what is going on? You tell me
that a man who lifts his voice against
-the doctrine of Imperialism Is pleading
the cause of the Filipino? I tell you he
4s pleading the' cause of 70,000.000 Ameri
can citizens lye, he is championing the
rights of the struggling masses of the
world to look to America for example.
(Great applause, and cheering.) If every
Filipino were to die. the world would go
on. but If this Nation, the greatest Re
public of the world's history, puts out
its light: if this Republic turns its back
to the doctrines whieh we loved a century
and a quarter ago, then to what nation-
of the world can the people look for hope
and. inspiration? So you ought to be
proud that you are an American citizen
and are able to say: If the Republic
goes down. I am not to blame for its
downfall.' " (Great applause and cheer
ing.) ToTrne Spoke ln the Eyenlna.
Mr. Towne delivered the 'most extended
speech of the evening meeting, outlining
the campaign arguments on which the
Democratic party will fight the campaign
of 1900 Mr Towno gave his first atten
tion to the monetary question; admitting
that the. Issue had changed ln importance
since l&S, but insisting that it was still
a live- issue, that the principles of bl
metallsm are as true now as In 1SS6.
Trusts were denounced as an Inherent
part '' of the Republican Administration.
X Accumulated 'wealth had already inau-
gurated a period of National decay, and
to -the "reform forces of the country
must tho people look for relief." Con
tinuing, Mr. Towne said:
- "We stand Upon the threshold- of the
campaign of 1900 wherein the allied reform
forces of the country hope and intend to
restore the action of the Federal Gov
ernment to the principles of Washington
and Jefferson and to re-establish by the
spirit of 1S96 Ue doctrines of 177& The
principles of Washington and Jefferson.
no alliances or entanglements abroad,
and at home, equal rights for all and
special privileges to none."
Mr. Towne criticised the attitude of
this Government toward the people of
Porto Rico and the Philippines, saying:
"We walked across Porto Rico on a
carpet of flowers spread by the confident
enthusiasm of the Inhabitants and we
have compelled them to walk on thorns
in return. Wo are piling up expenditures
by hundreds of millions on land and sea
In order to make commercial returns In
thousands. We are adding to the strength
of tho Republic by sacrificing thousands
of her sons to disease, insanity and
death. We have quitted our own to stand
upon foreign ground. We have formed a
partnership with England, wherein we
Incur all the danger and she reaps all
the benefit. We have ceased to quote the
Declaration of Independence. We have
grown contemptuous of the Constitution.
We have rechrlstened slaughter and
FOR BUSY READERS
named It civilization. We are putting
men to the sword by thousands, and
' are to call ourselves the agents of him
about whose lowly cradle 19 centuries ago
the angels of heaven sang 'Peace on
Earth, Good Will to Men.' "
Bryan's Second Address.
Mr. Towne was succeeded by Mr. Bryan
who was Introduced by tremendous ap
plause. He spoke as follows:
"I am deeply grateful to the people of
this state and city for their approval of
my nomination. Four years ago the state
gave me 'about 13,000 plurality anonf nisht, the Boxers came down to tha
three occasions since that time the peo
pie of Nebraska declared their adher
ence to the political principles for which
I have been contending. I am not vain
enough to believe that their support is
.meant as a personal compliment. I ac
cept it as an evidence of their devotion
to the principles to which I have been
"We enter this campaign under condi
tions far more favorable to success than
those which surrounded us in 1S96. But
whether we win this year or not, the fight
must be continued until organized wealth
ceases to control the affairs of the Nation
and it again becomes a Nation of the
"I do not care to enter at the present
time upon a discussion of the issues pre
sented by the platform adopted at Kan
sas City. I can say, however, that It Is,
in my judgment, the greatest platform
adopted In recent years, If not ln the
history of the- country. It Is a greater
platform than the Chicago platform, for
It Indorses the principles set forth ln that
"platform and in addition thereto pre
sents the party's position Upon several
new and vital questions. There Is no
evasion about the platform, no ambigu
ity or no double dealing. "It Is as clear
as tho tones of a bell, as clear as tho
tones of a liberty bell. It deals honestly
with the American people. Its candi
dates are pledged to its maintenance.
"When the convention came to the
selection of a candidate for Vice-President
there was diversity of opinion. Some
preferred an Eastern candidate, believ
ing that he would strengthen the ticket
ln the East. Some preferred Mr. Towne,
knowing ofthe sacrifice which he had
made for principle and of his devotion
to the principles set forth In the Chi
cago platform. But the choice fell
upon a dlstlnglshed Illinois Demo
crat, who once discharged with great
credit the duties of the office. In
tho -campaign of 1896, when plutocracy
and Democracy met face to face, Adlal
E. Stevenson was an able and cour
ageous defender of Democracy. During
the campaign he spoke ln seven of the
close states. When I visited Blooming
ton, near the close of the campaign, he
was chairman of the meeting. In begin
ning my speech I referred to him as fol
lows: We, who have been keepers of
the Democratic faith, love Adlal E. Stev
enson, not for what he Is, but we love
him also because he is all we have left
of the Democratic ticket. The Bible tells
you of the father who loved the prodigal
son when he returned. I tell you of the
Democratic father who loved the son who
went not astray.'
"I know that some of our allies felt
grieved that they were not given the
second place upon the ticket, but I am
sure they cannot feel unkindly towards
one who, like Adlal Stevenson, was loyal
to the ticket named at Chicago and who
Is able to defend the magnificent party
creed set forth at Kansas City. In this
campaign issues are greater than men.
I shall not ask any one to vote our ticket
merely because It Is the ticket of the
party. It deserves support because it
stands for the Declaration of Independ
ence in dealing with the Philippines and
for the doctrine of equal rights for all
and special privileges to none ln all ques
tions." General James B. Weaver also spoke
at "some length, outlining the work to be
done by the Democratic, Silver Republi
can and Popult parties, and appealing
for harmony for the common cause. He
also paid tribute to Mr. Stevenson's rec-i
ord ln Congress.
Fusion Conventions In Nebraska.
LINCOLN, Neb.. July 10. Under the
inspiration of tonight's ratification, with
the added presence of National leaders,
the three parties comprising fusion ln
Nebraska, are expected to conduct their
state conventions, to be held here tomor
row, with much harmony and moderate
industry. The three conventions will
convene in separate halls at 3 P. M. Some
time will be devoted to speech-making,
and It la expected W- J. Bryan will ad
drefls ono or all three conventions.
MAD RUSH TO NOME
Thousands Will Be Stranded
on Northern Shores.
FEW HAVE ENOUGH TO RETURN OH
Treasury Officials Expect io B
Called Upon to Provide 'Relief
in the Winter.
WASHINGTON July 10. If It could of
ficlally do so, it is probable that tha
Treasury Department would send out &
strong warning against the rush to the
gold fields of Cape Nome. The officials
of the department see in the conditions at
Capo Nome a probable deathtrap for
thousands of people, but they" are so far
helpless to put a stop to the frenzied
rush that still continues. The transpor
tation companies engaged in business!
around- Seattle have done everything to
lure people to Cape Nome, regardless of
the consequences that may follow.
The steamships, tramps, lighters, scow
and all kinds of vessels that have gona
out of Seattle and other Pacific Coast
ports during May and June have carried
thousands of people without asking at
question whether any of these people
were financially prepared to return when
the Winter season begins in September.
By October, anyhow, vessels cannot get
away from the distant Alaskad place,
and the unfortunates left at Cape Noma
will have to get food and clothing foo
the Winter in some manner.
Worse than all, however. Is tho pros-
pect of disease. Conditions are ripe for
a terrible outbreak. Smallpox has ap
peared on some of the vessels that went
there, and by this time may be epidemic
among the thousands of people who are
wandering along the bleak shores hunt
ing for the yellow metaL
Many people estimate that of the 10,009
people who have gone to Cape Nome so
far this season, not one-third have enough
money to pay their passage back to soma
port on the Pacific Coast. The trans
portation companies will not attempt to
bring them back, and there Is no way tq
make the money necessary to get back.
It Is officially stated that there is ilttla
employment, except for skilled workmen,
If 3000 or 40CO people are stranded, tha
problem already presenting itself Is ac to
how they will get back.
WHERE THE TROUBLE BEGAIt
Account of the First Boxer Outragr?
at Pao Ting: Fu.
NEW YORK. July" 10- A letter froEj
Rev. Horace T. Pitkin, stitioned at Paa
Ting Fu, where the Boxer troubles began
has been received by the American Board,
through Mr. Pitkin's wife, who is at pres
ent at Troy, O. The letter was datel
May 2S, and In it Mr, Pitkin tells of 4
fight In a neighboring village May 1
'It seems that ln the moonlight of Sat
village, surrounded the houres of the Ro
man "Catholics as they were pointed out
to them and then robbed them allowing
no ono to escape. Finally they fired tha
houses, and as the people rushed out
from tho flames they were killed and
thrown back Into the fire. Only one man
escaped, and they pursued him. He
jumped into a well, and they fired thelB
guns into the well and threw down
bricks until, thinking him dead, they left.
He managed to get out and started fofl
Pao Ting Fu. told the Roman Catholics,
and they waited all day for other survlv
ors to come. As none came Monday, they
saw the provincial judge and he sent sol
dlers, but they could find nothing. Tha
Roman Catholics were absolutely wlpeS
out, 30 or more. So far as we know, they
are not Interfering with the Protestants.
It is paying off old scores against tha
NATIONAL RED CROSS.
Organized Under Act of Conjrress-i
Nevr Advisory Board.
WASHINGTON, July 10. The National
Red Cross Association held a meeting hero
today to organize under the act of- In
corporation granted at the last session of
Congress, and approved by Presidentdc
Klnley June 6. The American Association
has been in existence since 1SS1, under the
provisions of the Geneva Convention, and
for the past 12 years has been aiming at
National recognition. At the meeting to
day the old association passed out of ex
istence, ind a new advisory board was
chosen, which will meet some time within
the next 10 days to elect officers. The of
ficers of the Red Cross were entertained
this evening by Miss Barton at her homo
at Chevy Chase.
The following were elected aa members
of the new board, the five first named to
serve for three years, the second five fo?
two years, and the remaining five for one.
year: Clara Barton, B. H. Warner,
Stephen E. Barton, Mrs. Ellen S. Mussoy,
Walter Phillips, of Connecticut; William)
Flather, W. H. Michael, Sam E. JarvlBv
of New York; A. C. Kauffman, of Soutn
Carolina; Joseph Gardner, of Indiana;
George Daniel Hastings, of Pennsylvania!
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, Mrs. James Tan
ner, H. B. Falrland and Mrs. Phoeb
Hearst, of California.
RE-ELECTION OF DIAZ.
Mexican President's Reply to a Con
CITY OF MEXICO, July 10. Replying
to the congratulatory address on his re
election. President Diaz said to a large;
concourse of political friends today:
"It is a great honor for a citizen to ba
called to the position of President of tha
republic, but the honor is still greater
when It Is conferred by the unanimous
will of the nation; when the election
proves that the people have, with tha
full sincerity of their hearts, centered
their desires on a single person. I must
add that I am especially grateful to the
electors of the six electoral districts o
the capital of the republic, who have
come to Inform me of the result of tha
"I am 70 years of age, of which 43 have"
been devoted to the active service of the
fatherland. As to my capabilities, I reaf
firm my previous opinion, and can only
add that I will not withhold from my
fatherland my closing years, if she re
quires them of me, and more than I
have begrudged to her the unstinted
service' of my whole life."
Boiled to Death.
SAN JOSE, July 10. George A. Morse,
an aged and absolutely helpless patient
ln the Agnew's Asylum, was slowly boiled
to death ln a bath In the men's ward of
that Institution last night. He was placed
ln a bath tub, and after the hot water
was turned on the attendant left the
room for a towel, forgot his patient and
did not return until the Imbecllo was
X fearfully burned.