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Chinese Army Invades Asiatic
ATTACKED THE CAPITAL OF AMUR
Practically n Declaration of "War
Asrainst the Csar's Government
LI Han& Chang's Mission.
LONDON. July 18. The Dally Mall pub
lishes a sensational dispatch from St.
Petersburg, dated Monday, which asserts
that there Is no doubt that China has de
clared war against Russia.
"The Russian press," says the corre
spondent, "la restricted to the publication
of official details, and the publication of
any dispatches from the front has beon
prohibited. 1 hear, however, from a re
liable source, that the Chinese troops and
the Boxers seized a Russian transport
vessel laden with munitions at Arlagon
(on the Amur River, about IS miles from
the Russian frontier), killing almost the
ontlre Russian escort. They next sud
dently attacked and bombarded the town
of Blagovestchnesk, capital of the Amur
Government, on the Amur River. Tho
garrison held out bravely, but was Anally
overwhelmingly overpowered. Nearly
all perished and tho town was burned."
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PLENTY OF RUSSIANS THERE.
Chinese Likely toRecelve a Severe
LONDON, July 18 4 A. M. The news
of the Manchuria disturbances Is not re
garded as Justifying the serious view at
tributed by the Dally Mall's advices.
Amur Is boundary territory between
Eastern Siberia and Manchuria. The dis
trict has been the scene of local disturb
ances for a long time, owing to provocat
ive conduct of the Cossacks toward the
23,000 Chinese employed in the construc
tion of the Russo-Manchurian Railway.
Several collisions have- occurred be
tween the Cossacks and the Chinese
troops. One happened several weeks ago,
when two Russian officers and 16 men
were killed. The extension of the Boxer
movement to Manchuria has resulted In
great destruction of the railway, compell
ing the Russian's to withdraw their offi
cials. The Chinese, trlod to stop the Rus
sian steamer Michael, carrying ammuni
tion, and the steamer Belonga, with the
Russian frontier commission on board,
from passing up the Amur at
Igun. They fired on the steamers, wound
lng an officer and a few men, but
the steamers reached Blagovcsthensk.
The local commander at Arlagon seems
to have sent the Russians a sort of ulti
matum to quiet Manchuria.
The Chinese, according to the Dally
Mall's St. Petersburg correspondent, have
thrown up fortifications and placed 40
guns at a point 12mtles from Arlagon. to
dispute the passage of the Russians. The
official Russian advices leave the Infer
ence that Blagovcsthensk is still In Rus
sian hands, the Russian losses during the
bombardment being only three killed and
The Amur military district was mobil
ized a iferralght ago on a war footing,
and It Is believed 4hat the- Russian forces
there arc 0,000 men and- 112 guns. The
Governor-General has now ordered the
troops on the frontier to form a cordon.
The Russian papers demand Tetrlbutlon
for Chinese audacity In Manchuria, but
they "hold, to the view that Russia must
persevere In her resolution to avoid war.
Tho Chinese. Minister in St. Petersburg
has disavowed the events in Manchuria,
on behalf of his government, and has
promised to mike serious representations
to Pekln regarding the consequences that
will follow if the hostilities there be con
tinued. There is little further news from China
this morning. The attack upon the native
city of Tien Tsin -was followed up so
swlftlv that the Chinese never had tlmo
to retire and reorganize, and. once their
lines were broken, their retreat rapidly
became a rout.
LI Hung Chang has already left Can
ton. ThlR causes the utmost anxiety for
the safety of the Europeans there, as
there .are only two gunboats, one British
and one American, at Canton, pending
the arrival of a French, gunboat.
Those at Pekin "Were Probably Snfe
TJp o July 4.
NEW YORK. July 17. The- Rev. Dr. C.
C Cregan, general agent of the General
Board (Congrcgatlonallst), received todsy
& copy of a cablegram received at the
home office in Boston yeerday. This
cablegram was from tho Rev. Henry D.
Porter, M. D., D. D . a missionary at
Pang Chung, some 150 miles fouth of
Tien Tsln. He cables from Che Foo,
under date of July 11, as follows:
"Information has been received from
Pekln 4th day of July. Think they are
rafe up to present. Pao Ting 23th dav
of June position not -dangerous Swing
Perkins sailed Monday for Japan. Will
probably remain some time. It Is report
ed "Wright Is at Pekln. PORTER."
The two missionaries referred to aa hav
ing left for Japan are the Rev. George H.
Ewlng, of Pao Ting Fu, and the Rev.
Henry P. Perkins, of Ling Ching. The
Rev. Dr. B. E. Strong, editor of the Mis
sionary World, who forwarded the cable
gram, says that It la known from other
sources that Professor George Frederick
Wright was at Vladivostock, and not at
Pekin, and Is probably safe. Professor
Wright la a member of the faculty of
EARL LI'S TWO-FOLD MISSION.
Save Ministers' Lives and
range Terms of Peace.
LONDON, July lfi. The Dally Telegraph
has the following from Canton, dated July
Tn an Interview with the foreign Con
suls today, Li Hung Chang said that his
mission to Pekin was two-fold, to save
the lives of the foreign Ministers and to
arrange the best possible terms of peace
with the allied powers. The American
and French Consuls, while congratulating
him for these commendable purposes, re
minded him of his pledges to protect for
eigners and to preserve peace in Southern
and Central China. Earl LI replied that
he must obey the summons to Pekln, but
that he had taken all necessary precau
tions. "He added that he had received Impor
tant cables from Lord Salisbury and M.
del Cassc, demanding the protection of
the foreign Ministers In Pekln, and threat
ening to take life for life of the high
officials responsible if the Ministers, wero
murdered. He told the Consuls that ho
was the only man in China who dared
send such messages to the Empress, but
that he had sent them verbatim, and that
he had no doubt they had exercised a
powerful Influence In saving the Minis
"He went on to say, as the doyen of
the Vleerays, he hadJalso induced all tho
other "Viceroys, except two, to Join In a
Jfcagf memorial to the throne, asking pro
tection for the foreigners, suppression of
the Bgxers, and full reparation for the
damage done apd the lives lost.
"To the American who Inquired about
the actual safety of the foreign Minis
ters at Pekln, Li answered that he had
received no news from Pekln within tho
past week, but that If they were alive he
was almost certain matters could be sat
isfactorily arranged with tho allied pow
ers. 'If they are dead,' here he shrugged
his shoulders significantly and added with
lowered voice, 'It's hard to tell what may
happen. I am going to Pekln practically
unarmed, except for my bodyguard of 200
men, and that ought to be evidence to
the world that I do not favor any fight
ing and of my pacific intentions. I am
old and In very poor health, and it Is a
great personal sacrifice to undertake such
a Journey in this horrid weather.'
"After a moment's thought he said:
'If your Ministers are killed, do you think,
my life may be taken In retribution while
en route?' This question received a strong
nog&tive reply. He then asked the Con
suls to wire- to their respective Admirals
to respect his own flag and to allow him
a safe conduct to Pekln. He was evi
dently exceedingly anxious about the
Ministers, for, returning to the subject,
he said: My heart Js sore about them.
I know them all personally, and I am on
the best of good' terms with them.'
"He added that he realized his govern
ment had done wrong, and that it was
to show his grave displeasure that he sent
the cablegrams' from Lord Salisbury and
M. del Casse to the Empress, word for
word as ho received them. He concluded
by asking the co-operation of the &."
powers In furthering the success of his
mission, and said emphatically that he
depended Upon them." t
Opening of the National Con
vention at St Paul.
tlons of our body politic We do not set
forth our boundaries unchangeably. Ex
pansion has been our opportunity and pos
sibly our salvation. The possession of the
Philippines was the natural sequence of
events, commencing with the destruction
of the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay; events
followed each other with startling rapid
ity, making a brilliant epoch for Amer
icans in the closing years of the century.
And shall we think so lightly of those
who asked only of glory the privilege to
sustain their country's flag on these dis
tant Inlands, and who now in the flower
of their manhood fill the humble grave
of a soldier? What those lives have won
shall we cast aside as of no consequence?
People from foreign countries enter our
gates by thousands, rejoicing to possess
homes and blessings under our flag, de
nied them in their native land. We still
have unbounded faith that wherever that
ktt -pattt. xdnn. Tiw 17 Th nag is raisea. wnemer on raaujiu.au or
Leagues and' members thereof, singly and 'Island of the sea. It carries to all liberty.
GOVERNOR ROOSEVELT WA5 THERE
Addresses by Senator Nelson and
President Stone Speeches at
in squads, have been arrivlnsr in this city
for two or three dajs, and the morning
trains today brought In a large number.
Tho chief event of the morning was the
arrival of Governor Roosevelt. The dis
tinguished guest was met at the depot
by the St. Paul Roosevelt Republican
Rough Riders' Club, a citizens' commit
tee of 40 or more members, tho Minnesota
State Band, and many citizens at large,
who cheered lustily. As Governor. Roose
velt alighted from his carriage at the
Hotel Ryan, the Rough Riders, who had
protection and peace,
"It Is not enough to have immortal prin
ciples set forth In our platform. Wo
must have loyal and patriotic citizens,
who value the privileges of American citi
zenship; men who will lay aside partisan
foellng and vote along the lines of patriot
ism. "Patriotism does not alone consist In
shouldering the rifle or girding on the
sword, and a readiness to follow the
fluttering flag to far-off fields of glory. It
Is a sentiment Implanted In the heart of
CALM AT HANKOW.
No Trouble Thus Far Alone: the
PARIS, July 17. The French Consul pt
Hankow telegraphs, under date of July
11. that all was calm at Hankow, and
that tho population did not appear ex
cited. He adds that the Viceroy was tak
ing measures to avert disturbances, andi
that no trouble had thus far, occurred
along tho Hankow-Pekin Railway.
The vicar of Southern Honan telegraphs
that he was attacked in his residence at
Nan Yang Fou. The vicar of Northern
Honan announce? that the religious estab
lishments at Salng Yang wero destroyed
and tho Insurrection was spreading south
ward. The French' Consul at Tie Hlng XIang
telegraphs that all Is calm in the Prov
ince of Szechuen. He adds that the Con
eula had a steamer ready to transport
foreigners In case of trouble.
LONDON, July 18. According to a dis
patch from Shanghai to the Dally Mall,
dated yesterday, a massacre occurred on
July 9 at Tai Yuen Fu, capital of the
province of Shan SI. 40 foreigners and 100
native converts being killed.
French Consul' Report.
PARIS, July 17. The French Consul at
Shanghai telegraphs, under date of July
17, that the Tao-tal of Shanghai had com
municated to him a dispatch, from the
Oovernor of Shan Tung, stating that the
foreign legations at Pekln wextfcig4ljp.
attacked July x by troopd under General
Ting (Tuanh After a; turtle- by1 a Euro
pean detachmeat, and that all hopeof
saving ine xorejgaws, aeeanea ipsr. a sec
1C which Btrhft
that a cable
handed to Sec:
llvered to It
here, which was
mlnlstrator of Telegraphs, at Shanghai.
The Foreign Office points out, however,
that the date (July 9) mentioned In the
telegram probably applies to the Chinese
calendar and Is equivalent to July 5, ac
cording to the Gregorian reckoning.
1 1 1 rHiBssTTl l aJ
e ..Consul, dated July
H-fi.me time as the
1 Hung Chang
o massacres in
'. M. The For-
with the one
g, nas neen de-
Sheng, the Ad-
Recall of Missionaries.
NEW YORK. July 17. The Board of
Management of the Missionary Society cf
the Methodist Episcopal church, at its
monthly meeting, today passed a resolu
tion giving full authority to the secre
tary of the China committee to recall all
missionaries of the society now In China,
lr be should at any time deem It wise to
dp so. The resolution authorizes the ex
penditure of any gums necessary to effect
Warehouses at KaLxal Looted.
LONDON, July 18. Th6 Moscow corre
spondent of the Dally Mall says:
"Leading Arms here have learned that
tjjelr tea and sllkware-houses at Kalgol,
In the province of Chi Li, near the great
wrall, have beon plundered and burned ."by
Chinese rioters and troops, goods worth
71,000,000 taels having been destroyed."
UNDER RUSH ORDER5.
Great Activity at the Presidio Char
tering of Transports.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17. This was a
busy day at the Presidio. The artillery
branch was particularly affected, as or
ders were received early In tho day to
"make ready for foreign service as soon
as possible." The troops now at the
Presidio will probably leave for the Orient
about August 1, and the transports Meade
and Hancock will bo used for their trans
portation. Batteries I, O and A, of the
Third Artillery, stationed at Alcatraz and
fja Presidio, and Battery D, at San Diego,
ere the envied ones.
'There are now en route from the East
Sthe following troops, whose probable des
tination is China, news of their starting
plng made public today: Company E, of
ie. battalion of Engineers from West
bjnt; four companies of the Third Bat
Jlon of the Fifteenth Infantry; one com
pany frojri Atlanta, Go., and three com
panies from Governor's Island, New York.
They will leave here about August 1.
'The horses of the Third Cavalry will
be shipped on the Aztec August 5, and
thosp of the Ninth Cavalry will leave
pere on the Strathgyl August 7. The
Jjorses of the First Cavalry will be
Shipped from Seattle on the Athenian,
which Is booked to leave the latter part
of this month. ""
l Offers have been made to the owners
pf the Australia, Zealandla, City of Syd
ney, Colon, City of Para, Ohio, Senator
Pnd City of Puebla, and the chances are
iat all those vessels will be pressed Into
service as soon as they reach port. The
Ohio Is due here from Seattle, and the
Australia from Honolulu. The Colon will
get here from Panama on the 20th, while
ihe City of Sydney and City of Para will
pome here direct from Central American
ports. The Senator and City of. Puebla
are now In Puget Sound waters. The
Zealandla, Is -ready for sea, an'd she will
probably-be the first of the new fleet to.'
escorted him from the station, gave him a I loyal man that will impel him to study
few hearty cheers, which seemed to his couptry's every Interest In peace as
e , e
PITH OF' THE CHINESE NEWS FOR BUSY READERS
A Chinese force has invaded Amur. In Southwestern Siberia, and at
tacked and burned Blagovcsthensk, the capital. A Russian transport, laden
with munitions, was seized and the escort killed.
Li Hung Chang has started from Canton to Pekin on a two-fold mis
sion, to save the Ministers' lives and arrange peace terms.
Forty foreigners and 100 native converts were massacred JUly 9 at Tal
Yuen Fu. about 200 miles southeast of Pekln.
Tho Chinese Minister at Washington has received a dispatch from tho
Chinese Minister at London, authenticated by Sheng, the Imperial Inspec
tor of Telegraphs and Posts at Shanghai, and by two Viceroys, declaring
that the foreigners at Pekln were sare July 9, and were receiving the pro
tection of the government. This Is two days after the reported massacre.
Admiral Remey sends the welcome news that the forts and City of Tien
Tsin are In the hands of tho allies.
At the Cabinet meeting in Washington it was decided that thero was
no occasion for calling an extra Besslon of Congress. Secretary Root says
12,000 troops can be spared for service In China. The Administration has
made arrangements by which it expects to get word through from Pekln
In short time. .
TO PROVIDE TROOPS
arouse a responsive feeling In the breast
of the Governor, for he went down the
Una and shook hands with the members.
He said he was glad to see the young
men of the country so active; It meant
much for the future good of the cam
paign. The convention was called to order by
CofoneT George Slono, president, at 10 25
o'clock, In the Audltojrtum. Secretary D.
P. Stlne read the call assembling the
leagUe in Us 12th session, which was
followed hy the roll-call qf states. About
half, the number responded. Acting Mayor
Gregg, made a short address 'Ofwolcomo,
Governor Roosevelt wathen Intro
duced. Ha seidi v
"I am glad t6 nee yotr here .and thank
you for 'Having' come, and I wish you all
Success in your efforts in the coming cami
palgn. When I wish success to you, I
wish success to every principle that
makes American citizenship worth hav
ing." United States Senator Nelson, of Min
nesota, then addressed the convention on
the Issues of the opening campaign.
The President's Address.
President Stone, of the League, fol
lowcd Senator Nelson with an address.
"Gentlemen of the National Republican
League: During the brief period of two
years since last we met in convention
many pages have been added to the his
tory of the American Republic, which so
long as that Republic shall exist wilf
evidence the wisdom and loyalty of tho
Republican party; a party knowing how
to govern the country for the security,
welfare and glory of Its people. Insep
arably connected with and forming a
part of that record is the. name of that
wise and patriotic statesman whom Re
publicans delight to honor and whom alt
Americans can safely trust. President
"We cannot soon forget the paralysis in
business and industrial ruin wrought by
the disastrous financial policy as exem
plified under the last Democratic rule; nor
should we ever forget the marvelous
change that Immediately followed tho
election of McKlnley In 1SD6 a change
that brought prosperity to the producer
and laborer, to the Democrat and Repub
lican alike. Confidence was restored: the
wheels of trade and commerce moved
again, and the world "was notified that
the people of the United States would not
allow Its credit destroyed, nor its cur
rency made a commodity.
"The searching test of application has
proved the -wisdom of the position taken
by the Republican party on every Na
tional Issue. Every pledge has been re
deemed; every opportunity for the ad
vantage of the people has been grasped;
every crisis unshrinkingly met, and tho
unbroken record of Its success at the
minimum cost of treasure and blood
causes the heart of the true American to
swell with pride.
"Clouds have gathered on the horizons
of the great nations. Human foresight
cannot prophecy whether they will spread
or disperse. It Is our duty as a people
to be watchful and prepared for what
ever complication may arise, or, dangers,
threaten our ship of state; therefore It
behooves us to continue at the helm our
pilot tried and true.
vlndng-not figures of speech; these we I tl1" Jl?;,
will leave to our Populist friend from
Nebraska. He has hadfour years' con
stant practice, and doubtless has Invent
ed others as startling as the 'Cross, of
Gold upon which the hapless American
working man was to be crucified. The
figures to our purpose are the good old
fashioned kind learned at the school, and
which were clearly presented for the con
sideration of the American voter In a
masterly manner by the leaders of bur
party In the Philadelphia convention. The
incontestable facts which the Democrats
will nqt see and to which the Republi
can triumphantly polqts, that under the
present financial policy, we have the
largest circulation of money, per caplt.
iTn e history of the Nation, and that
the country under the gold standard Is
prosperous to a degree that commands
the attention of other nations, has
caused the Popullstlc-Democratlc partv
to subordinate the shibboleth of four years
ago to other forecastlngs of impending
disaster. With prodigious effort. In sol
emn conclave, It brought forth this latest
pigmy of the brain and named it 'Im
perialism, placing It upon a platform
which, they fondly believed to be an Im
pressive arraignment, of the Republican
A Senseless Cry.
t K is senseless cry, and has not been
norueyerwill be Justified by any condl-
well as war, to vote right as well as
fight right. Patriotism will dictate to
the honest American voter that he study
the economic and Industrial questions
which will be submitted for his consid
eration, with an eye single to his coun
try's welfare, with a heart Inspired for
his country's glory. Then we can have
no, fear that, when the principles set
forth In our platform are understood and
tho worth and merits of the men who
carry our standards are fully estimated,
the result will be the overwhelming elec
tion of McKlnley and Roosevelt.
"Of the duties of public men the Im
mortal Lincoln jsa(d: They should be
men who- know- and realise that the first
and greatest duty of this nation Is to ex
tend individual liberty to every foot of
soil where the fortunes of peace or war
may plant tho Stars and Stripes.' Such
men have wo In the Republican party,
and such are the men whose names
are presented to the voters of the country
for election to the high offices of Presi
dent and Vice-President of the United
States; whose names are synonymous
with honesty, ability, loyalty, courage and
qualities that make men great; whose
ability In the highest council chambers
of the land has been amply proved:
whose courageous loyalty bade them
throw aside the pursuits and pleasures
.of busy happy existence and hasten to
the battlefield at their country's call;
and with' unswerving moral courage
equally great to bid defiance to criticism
and follow the path of highest dutv and
.under whose leadership the grand old
party will in November sweep the land
for honest government, honest money and
Mr. Hayes, of Ohio, presented a reso
lution, which wa3 adopted, unanimously
Indorsing the "wise and patriotic admin
istration of President McKlnley, and
heartily approving the character and
principles of that gallant Rough Rider.
Theodore Roosevolt," and directing that
a copy of this resolution be sent to Pres
The League then adjourned to 10 A. M.
The Evening Meetlnjr.
Governor Roosevelt, of 'New York, ad
dressed a most enthusiastic crowd In the
Auditorium In this city tonight. Thou
sands besieged the doors of the hall two
hours before they were opened. At 7
o'clock, when the crowds were finally
given a chance to get Inside, every Inch
of space was filled lq .a fev? minutes.
Thousands of persons surged about the
streets, unable to gain entrance. The
day session of the Republican League
Clubs Convention was ,a tame affair to
that presented when the Empire State
Governor arrived before the building. He
was compelled to reply to the repeated
calls for a speech. Governor Roosevelt
'I Intend to speak this evening in the
hall and can say but a word to you now.
All I can say now Is to appeal to you
as representative Republicans to stand
by the principles of our great National
party. I appeal to you, as men and as
patriotic American citizens to stand by
us now to stand by the great party
that stands for liberty and prosperity
at home and abroad, wherever floats the
When the party entered the hall, the
Governor was .given! a great ovation.
Colonel Stone formally called the meeting
to order, and Introduced Senator Davis
as chairman of the evening.
Asj Senator Davis named the speaker
of the evening, the audience rose to its
feet and six minutes of cheers and ap
plause swept the hall.
When Roosevelt finally was able to
make himself heard, he returned thanks
for the reception that had been tendered
him here today. Tho Governor spoke
for decency and efficiency In public life,
for courage In carrying out what one be
lieves. He hod no use, he said, for timid
persons. Public officials should be hon
est, brave and have the saving grace
of common sense. They were needed In
public life just as much as in private.
Continuing, he said:
"We have come here to begin the work
of a campaign more vital to American
interests than has taken, place since the
close of the Civil War. We appeal not
only to Republicans, but to all good citi
zens, who ore Americans in fact as well
as In name, to help us In re-electing
President McKlnley. It was Indeed of
Infinite' Importance to elect him four years
ago. 'Yet, the need is now even greater.
Every reason that then obtained in his
Only Reason for Calling Con-,
WAR WILL NOT 8E DECLARED
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Fall of Tien Tsln "Will Bore LlttU
.Effect on the Chinese General
WASHINGTON, July 17. The oplniop
has grown very strong In military circlea"
lately that sooner or later Congress will
have to be called together in order to
provide a sufficient number of troops to
take care of our Interests in China. It
Congress la thus called together. It does
not necessarily mean that war will be de
clared. In fact, such a course Is alto
gether Improbable, but the small force
than can be spared from the Philippines
is Inadequate to meet the emergency, and
the President Is without authority to en
list a larger force. To withdraw our
forces from the Philippines at this time
would be to give way to anarchy and
rebellion, and such a course Is not con
sidered. The news of the fall of Tien TBln,
while encouraging, Is not regarded as In
dicative of any permanent check to the
hostilities of the Boxers, and, unless a
much larger allied force Is put la China
soon, the worst Is anticipated by Army
General Miles Is anxious to go to China
to head the American forces, but this Is
a matter to be determined by the Presi
dent. If a large American force Is Anally
sent to China, It Is not Improbable that
the Commanding General will be given
a chance. Unless there is a change la
the situation there will be no occasion fop
declaring war, as such a course would bo
necessary only on condition that China
should not make the reparation de
manded. A large American force Is needed, how
ever, to maintain our prestige and to pre
serve our men already on Chinese soil.
If an extra session is called. It will bs
solely to provide this force.
COLLAPSE OF A TRUST.
Competition Drove National "Wall
Paper Company Out of Business.
NEW YORK. July 17. The National
Wall Paper Company, which ha3 been
known for more than six years as the
National Wall Paper Trust, having failed;
to control Independent manufacturers, hao
practically been driven out of business by
outside competition, and In the near fu
ture will be dissolved. This action was
decided upon at a meeting of the major
ity of the stockholders held today, in this
city. The collapse of the National Wall
Paper Company will result In the "wind
ing up of the affairs of the Continental
Wall Paper Company, which has for some
time been an ally of the National. The
latter controlled the output of 15 factories
In the combination, and the Continental
operated IT similar factories. At, thcc.au
nual meeting today the old board of di
rectors was re-elected and empowered to
act as trustees In the dissolution pro
ceedings. Some of the factories will be
bought back by their original owners,
and the others will be sold to the high
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
No Appeal "Will Be Taken In the
DENVER, July 17 The executive coun
cil of the. American Federation of Labor
today took up the consideration of tho
Colorado eight-hour cose. It had been
proposed to appeal from the decision of
the State Supremo Court, which,
was against the constitutionality of the
law, to the United States Supreme Court.
The council finally decided against tak
The Chicago building trades lockout and
the St. Louis street-car men's strike were
dLTouftsed, but no action was taken on
either. Resolutions of sympathy on tha
death of George Chance, of Philadelphia,
ex-member of the council, were adopted.
Tonight the members addressed various
labor organizations of the city.
NEW YORK SWELTERED.
Business Houses Compelled to Close
NEW YORK, July 17. There was no re
lief for suffering New Yorkers today. In
fact, it was hotter this afternoon than
yesterday, and there was scarcely any
breeze. As was tno case yesterday, many
business houses wero compelled to close
early In the afternoc- and It was Im
possible for laboring en to work In the
streets after 2 o'clock. In Greater New
York thero were about 35 cases of heat
prostrations. Five persons died from the
effects of the heat, and one person, who
had been overcome and taken to a hos
pital, committed suicide. Officially, the
mercury ranged from 92 to 100 degrees
between the hours of 10 A. M. and 5 P.
M., but many thermometers at different
points throughout the city registered aa
high as 106
IN JAPANESE WATERS.
Battleship Oregon on Her "Way ts
WASHINGTON, July 17. The following
dispatch was received at the Navy De
partment this morning:
"Noji, July 17. Oregon passed through
Shlmonosekl Straits on way to Kure. All
Return of General "Wood.
NEW YORK, July 17. General Leonard
Wood and his family arrived here today
from Havana. General Wood will pro
ceed at once to Washington. When seen
at quarantine, he said: "I have not been
called home to consult about the re
moval of troops from Cuba to China, but
to talk over general matters In relation
to my post In Cuba. I would like, how
ever, to go to China. I do not know that
I will be selected for a command, but
I want to go."
"Worried to Death Over the Massacre.
DAVENPORT, la., July 17. John B.
Phelps, a prominent lumberman, died to
day of apoplexy, attributed to worry over
the fate of relatives In Pekin who are
guests of Minister Conger's family at tho
Captain Borden Killed.
HALIFAX, N. S., July 17. A cablegram
from South Africa reports that Captain
Harold Borden, of the Canadian con
tingent, has been .killed In action. He
was the only son of F. W. Borden, Ca
nadian Minister of MUltla.