Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 19, 1900, Image 1

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VOL. XL. NO. 12,355.
PORTLAND, OREGON,. THURSDAY, JTJLYI 19, 1900.
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stand the unlimited expenditure of money, time and effort; but when my $256 la
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THANKS FROM HAWAIIANS.
Natives Appreciate What the United
States Has Done for Them.
WASHINGTON, July 18. The President
"Honolulu, Juno 30, 1300. To His Excel-1
lency, "William McKinley, President, and
Congress of the United States of Amer
icaGreeting: The native Hawaiian citi
zens of tho Territory of Hawaii send their
greeting: they wish to express to you
their appreciation and thanks for the lib
eral laws which the Congress has enact
ed for the Territory of Hawaii, and which
Tour Excellency has approved on the
30th day of April last. We further extend
our good wishes to Tour Excellency, to
the Congress and the people of America.
Respectfully yours,
"D. Knlauokalanl, James K. Kaulla,
Robert W. Wilcox, National Committee."
Cholera on a Steamer.
MALTA. July IS. The British steamer
Borneo, Captain Gregor, from Calcutta,
for London, has arrived here and has
been quarantined at the Island of Coxnino
(between Malta, and Gozo) in consequence
-of five deaths from cholera having pc
curred on board during tho voyage.
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European plan 50c. 75c. $1.00
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MONMDUTH, OREGON
PALL TERM OPENS SEPTEMBER 18.
The students of tho Normal School are
prepared to take the Stat Certificate
Immediately on graduation.
Graduates readily secure good posi
tions, Expense of year from $120 to $1E0.
Strong Academic and Professional
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Manual Training. "Well equipped Train
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Eor catalogue containing full announce
ments, address
P. L. CAWPBBU., President,
Or W. A.WANN, Secretary of Faculty.
320-338 E. Morrison St
Agent for the Aeolian Company
Street opp. Cordray's.
AN APPEAL TO LL,
Canton Chinese Be&xd Hint Net
to Go.
HONG KONG, Julyl7. Li Hung Chang,
disregarding all attempts of Europeans
and Chinese to persuade him to remain,
left Canton this morning for Pekln. Prior
to his departure. Chinese merchants and
the gentry of Canton strongly appealed
to the Viceroy not to leave, and present
ed a petition setting forth that Canton, so
long a prey to the depredations of robbers
and pirates, had become peaceful during
Li Hung Chang's Viceroyalty, that dis
turbances had been repressed with a
strong hand, and the people enabled to
live without being panic-stricken when
dogs barked. The petitioners', this paper
continued, learned with trembling- that
their protector was proceeding north, and
they wept as at the loss of a parent. The
absence of rebellion and piracy beIngsole
ly due to the presence of Ll Hung Chang,
the merchants were ready to cast them
selves before the wheels of hla chariot to
prevent his departure.
Canadian Parliament Prorogued.
OTTAWA, July l&-Parliament was
prorogued at 3 o'clock this afternoon by
Lord Mlnfo.
LACK- OF HARMONY
Serious Friction Reported Be
tween the Allies.
JAPAN DELAYS REINFORCEMENTS
Meantime the Rebellion Is Spreading
Sonth 'and West A Boxer
Proclamation.
LONDON, July 13, 4 A. M. While evi
dence accumulates dally that China has
long been .preparing a formidable mili
tary organization In anticipation of tho
present conflict and that the area of the
rebellion Is continuously extending, har
mony among the allies, which Is to meet
such a grave situation, is still deplorably
lacking. The Russians have refused Ad
miral Seymour's request to hand over
the restored Taku-Tlen Teln Railway to
the English company, and It Is rumored
that Germany purposes taking- a serious
independent step, namely, to patrol the
Tangtse Klang with men-of-war. Such
a step would be greatly Tesented by Eng
land. Still more alarming news has been
conveyed to the Daily Express from To
klo, to the effect that the apparent reluct
ance of Germany and Russia to consent
to a Japanese commander for the army
corps has led the Japanese Government
to delay the forwarding of the division
already mobilized.
The Standard In alarmist editorial says:
"It Is useless any longer to hide from
ourselves tho fact that China has de-
5ared war on civilization and has plunged
nto the conflict with rabid frenzy. It is
equally futile to discuss whether hostili
ties aro being waged by the Chinese Gov
ernment, in which it is evident that an
administration of some kind exists. Un
less unmistakable evidence exculpating
the Pekln Government Is promptly forth
coming, the powera should treat China
as a belligerent state and act accord
ingly." A similar line of comment is taken by
the other morning papers. All applaud
the course of Count von Bulow, the Ger
man Foreign Secretary, in stopping Chi
nese telegrams -from the Chinese Lega
tion In Berlin, and all urge other powers
to follow Germany's example.
The Russian general staff denies the
report that the. Chinese have captured
Blagovestchensk, capital of the Province
of Amur, and it is rumored from Ir
kutsk that the Russians have taken
Aigon.
A special dispatch from Tien Tsln dis
tributes the number of tose killed at
the capture of the native city as follows:
Russians 100. Japanese 57, British 40 and
Americans 37. The correspondent who
sends this asserts that thousands of Chi
nese were killed, and that fighting was
still going on -when his uispatch was sent
in various parts of Tien Tain.
In .reference to the rumors that Eu
ropeans were seen working the Chinese
guns at Tien Tstn, the Standard learns
that eight, Russian military instructors,
forcibly detained by the Chinese, were
compelled lo work the suns. One escaDed
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Express at Tien Tsln contrasts the
"splendid work and perfect equipment"
of the Japanese with the 'Inadequate,
supplies of th. British, German and
American contingents,, whlph are terribly
lacking in the most obvious, necessaries."
The first Boxer proclamation has made
Its appearance in Shanghai. It declares
that Kwan, the war god, desires the
blood of foreigners, and threatens 10
plagues If the Boxer tenets are not fol
lowed and spread.
The Governors of the Provinces of Hu
nan, Hu Pi and Honan have now openly
Joined Prince Tuan and are marching
overland with their armies to Pekln
The German relief column, sent Into tho
Interior of the Province of Shan Tung
to endeavor to rescue a party of 30 mis
sionaries, German, American and English,
has returned without v.nc obtained any
tidings of their whereabouts, and It is
feared that all have been slain.
A special commission is sitting In St
Petersburg dally to arrange for the dis
patch of troops to the far East.
It Is announced from Shanghai that
General Nleh has been killed, but there Is
no confirmation of the rumor from Tien
Tain. The Consuls at Shanghai have
agreed to regard the Viceroy of Nankin
as the chief, so far as the collection of
revenue Is concerned. The Viceroy, when
informed of this attitude, appointed Mr.
Taylor, statistical secretary of customs,
to be Inspector of Customs ad Interim In
succession to Sir Robert Hart.
SAVED FROM ASSASSIXATIOTf.
Kangr Tu Wei Protected by Sikhs
at Singapore.
SAN ITRANCISCO, July 18. The Chi
nese Empire Reform Association of this
city received tho folowing cablegram
from Singapore tonight:
"Singapore, July 18. Chinese Empire
Reform, San Francisco. Kang Tu Wei
saved from assassination by Sikh guard.
Wire- good newe to all branches.
"KHOO SEOK WAN."
Kang Tu Wei, for whose head the Em
press Dowager of China has offered a re
ward of $50,000, has been the Intimate
friend and adviser of Emperor Kwang
Hsu, and la considered by tho Chinese
of the south to be the wisest man the
Empire has produced tlnre the time of
Confucius. This modern age has been
most successful In organizing the Chinese
Reform party and is at present making
Singapore his headquarters, where ha
enjoys the protection of the British Gov
ernment. It Is claimed by his supporters
that ho has a following of at least 20,
000,000 in the southern provinces of China.
The above cable probably refers to the
attempt made to assassinate Kang Yu
Wei several days ago. It is an answer
to an Inquiry for further particulars.
INVASION OF AMUR,
Chinese Are Concentrating: on the
Railway Line.
ST. PETERSBURG. July IS. Reports
have been received by the Russian gen
eral staff from the Amur district, show
ing that the Chinese have made serious
preparations there, and are now concen
trated on the railway line from Algon to
Saghallen. They are well supplied with
artillery and have large quantities of
munitions. The Russian General, Gribovs
ky, after reconnolterlng the district, re
turned to Blagovestchensk, capital of the
Province of Amur, Monday.
Other, official reports confirm the .seri
ous news from tho superintendent of tho
work on the Hanchurian Railway, re
ferrinff to Chinese attacks, especially at
Charban, where an attack behind the Chi
nese was reported July 9. Charban is in
a critical state, being cut off from tha
west, south and north. Russian troops
have been sent from different points to
protect the railway. The Chinese, how
ever, aro still working on the eastern sec
tion of the line, which gives hope that
energetic measures may succeed in re
storing order.
In the opinion of the staff officers, the
chief command of the allied forces at
Ten Tsln will eventually fall to Duke
Aiexien, m addition to tho Japanese Commander-in-Chief.
A TRIPLE ALLIANCE.
Germany, Russia and Franco Reach
an Agreement.
BERLIN, July 18. From two distinct
sources the correspondent of the Asso
ciated Press today ascertained that Coiint
von Bulow has finally succeeded In allay
ing the suspicions of Russia, aroused s by
Emperor William's recent speeches and
by other facts, and that an en t en tek re
garding future action Jn China has been
reached by Russia, Germany and France.
The Foreign Secretary convinced Russia
that Germany will in no wise interfere
with his plans in Manchuria and North
em China, as well as Corea, ond.hat
Germany harbors no desire of territorial
aggrandizement. Russia, on her iart,
agrees not to interfere with Germany's
trade in Russia's sphere of Influence In
China after order has been established.
The first result of this understanding
has been tho Issuance of strict orders by
the Russian censorship not to pass hos
tile press telegrams, referrin;: to Germa
ny's action in China. In this latest ar
rangement. Count von Bulow has the
support of the Influential Conservative
party, with its court, army and navy ram
ifications, whose programme the (Kxeuz
Zeltung has Just defined:
"Germany will Join the Pekln campaign
only as' all the other powers shall do.
Her sphere of Influence and her main ac
tion must not transcend TuanTsun.
There is no question of new territory.
Germany must recognize any Chinese
Government able and willing to accord
reparation and adjustments. 'Her Chinese
Interests will best be served in accord
with France and Russia."
The Berlin Tageblatt correspondent at
St. Petersburg declares that i cannot
doubt that Russia is preparing for a sep
arate campaign against Pekln. fvia the
north, by land. He adds that Russia does
not believe the allied campaign from Tien
Tsln will be successful In time.
The latest series of Chinese attempts to
gloss over the ugly facta In China which
has been undertaken in Washington.
London and St Petersburg, and by LI
Hung Chang-'at Canton, Is regarded, here
as a revival of Chinese campaign lies for
the purpose of provoking discord among
the powers and of retarding and weak
ening the Joint campaign. The Chinese
Minister, Lu Hal Houan, has not yet pre
sented to the Foreign Office a copy of the
document presented by his colleagues in
Washington. London and Paris. Since he
has been forbidden by Count von Bulow
to send any more cipher telegrams and
thus been deprived of forwarding Infor
mation regarding the military positions,
he has not ventured from the Chinese le
gation. Upon his advice a good many of
the Chinese residents of Germany -have
left the country during the last two days.
The Impression in official circles here is
that the situation is growing Bteadlly
worse and that tho anti-foreign move
ment is spreading. It Is believed that LI
Hung Chang Is playing false.
The Kreuz Zeltung today ridicules the
idea of appointing a British, officer as
chief commander over the International
troops, saying: "We know from a .good
source that the Russians would not fight
under -cither .a .BrltlsTi or Japanese cora-
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Speaking about the Chinese-armaments,
the Kreuz Zeltung says: "British manu
facturers of arms are now enraged in
selling weapons to the Chinese, and,, they
will continue to do so until the" Indigna
tion of the world stops them. Germany,
Immediately after the outbreak of hostil
ities, issued a prohibition ' of the export
of arms to China, and Mr. Chamberlain
and the entire British Cabinet favor such
export even now, and we may point for
proof to the recent debate In the British
Parliament on the subject" ,
PROPOSED WHOLESALE MASSACRE.
Chinese Empress Tried to Form an
Alliance With Japan.
LONDON, July 19. The Shanghai corre
spondentbf the Dally Express asserts
that he has ascertained from an unim
peachable source that when the question
of an alliance between China nd Japan
was under consideration last Autumn, the
Empress Jowagcr senta"commlssloner
to TokIowIlh secret proposals to the
Mikado. "These proposals," says the cor
respondent," contemplated the conclusion
of a secret treaty, having the object of
destroying all European and American
people both in China and Japan, the
wholesale massacre Qf foreigners, and the
division of the whole of Eastern Asia
from. Burmah to Siberia between China
and Japan. The special commissioner
took a code, prepared by Lt Hung Chang
and Bheng, for secret communication be
tween the Empress Dowager and the Mi
kado. The Japanese Emperor emphati
cally declined to entertain the proposal."
, The Pope's Letter.
ROME, July 18. Pope Leo has ad
dressed, a letter to the Vlcar-Cardlnal, In
the course of which he says the sorrow
ful events In China, besides filling his
soul with sadness on account of the
spilling of so much Christian blood, in
spire him with the deepest fear as to
the situation of the apostolic vicars and
the dangers to which Christians and mis
sionaries are exposed in serious trials, as
well as sacrifice of lives. His holiness,
therefore, asks that all communicants
pray ardently that God Inspire thoughts
of concord and peace, and that He will
end the destruction and massacres.
Black Fins: Enlistments.
HONG KONG, July 18. Liu Tee, the
"Black Flag" chief, whose forces prob
ably number 15,000 men, has obtained
permission to enlist 7000 more.
A significant paarago in the appeal to
LI Hung Chung by tho Chinese mer
chants and Great Northern Railway of
China requesting him not to leave that
city, mention that Canton has only pro
visions for four months and urges the
formation of a company to buy rioe
abroad, and to prepare to resist foreign
invasion and to protect the frontier.
Ministers Safe on July O.
BRUSSELS. July 18. The Belgian Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, M. de Fevereau,
has received a telegram from the Bel
gian Legation at Paris saying that the
Chinese Minister, Tu Kung. has received
an official telegram announcing that the
foreign Ministers In Pekln were safe on
July 13. The advices received by Tu
Kung arc, presumably. Identical with
those received Tuesday by the Chinese
Minister at Washington, the date, July
13, Chinese calendar, corresponding to our
July 9.
Foreigners in Chlnsrs Palace.
BRUSSELS, July 18. The Belgian Con
sul a.t Hong Kong telegraphs that LI
Hung Chang passed through that city
today on his way to the north. Before
his departure the Viceroy had a long In
terview with the Governor of Hong Kong.
The secretary of the legation at Shang
hai telegraphs today that according to
Chinese information, the foreigners in Pe
kln have taken refuge in the palace of
Prince Chlng.
LEAGUE OF CLUBS
St Paul Convention Con
densed Its Programme.
PHILADELPHIA PLATFOK INDOXMD
X. ac. ETjUKirafea, ofnilnels, vUlected
xTciiaest-next jsxeetins; will So
Held at 'St. Lomls.
ST. PATJL, Jury IS. The programme
of the National League of Republican
Clubs called for a three days' session,
but a movement started today to con
dense the last two days into one and
close the session today. The committee
on time and place has agreed on St
Louis for the next convention.
At 1:45 o'clock President Stone called
the meeting to order. The committee on
credentials reported delegations present
from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illi
nois, Indian Territory, Iowa, Kansas,
Kentucky, Louisiana. Maryland, Michi
gan. Minnesota, Mississippi; Missouri,
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PITH OF THE CHINESE NEWS FOR BUSY READERS.
The latest report of the foreigners In Pekln is that tfiey have taken
refuge in Prince China's palace. The State Department at Washington
has received a dispatch from Consul-General Fowler at Che Foo saying
the Governor of Shan Tung wired that his courier left Pekln July 9. The
foreigners were still holding out '
In the captpre of the native city of Tien Tsln by tha allies, the for
eigners lost over TOO killed and wounded, the Japanese being the heaviest
losers.
. Serious friction is again reported to exist between the allies and Japan
delays the forwarding cf reinforcements.
Germany, Russia and France have come to an agreement regarding
future action in China. Russia will carry on & separate campaign
against Pekln from the north.
The Chinese troops that Jnvaded' Amur are concentrating on the rail
way line between Algon and Saghallen.
The Chinese Empress is alleged to have proposed to Japan a whole
sale massacre of foreigners In both countries LI Hung Chang Is said
to 'have been implicated in the affair.
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Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New
Tork, North Carolina, North Dakota,
Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Car
olina, South Dakota, Texas. Vermont,
Washington. Wisconsin, West Virginia,
and the College League, with 1440 votes.
President's Annnal Report.
President Stone's annual report was
then read as follows:
"On retiring from the presidency of the
National Republican League, I gratefully
acknowledge the- many courtesies shown
me by the members during my term of
office, ThatpfWr-wlll always have place
among' th$ plealjarjtetSt, memories of my
life. To Secretary Steyn lsdtte the warm
est sentiment or graiiruoe jor nis un
swerving royalty Wwaromyse!f, and fhs
league Is to bo congratulated in having
the services 6i such a capable and en
thusiastic cffidaL
- "At no time since 1896 have ihet state
leagues -been in such good condition, for.
effective work as at the present; . old
clubs are being reorganized and new ones
formed, and nyer In the history of the
National Leigue has there been a bright
er prospect for Its vsi fulness In Nation-U
politics. State contentions have been
held in Arkansas, California, Colorado,
Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, MiJ4-jiri, STentana, Nebraska,
Ohio. South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah, Vermont, Wastlngton, West Vir
ginia. Wyoming. Oregon, Sonth Dakota
and Indian lerr'tory, and in the near fu
ture conventions will held in Penn
sylvania, MarTtSil, ew Tork, New Jer
sey. Connecticut Nevada, Idaho, North
Dakota, Georgt. Iowa and by the Ameri
can College. League, Ail conventions nuld
thus far have been conspicuous for the
large attendance ani unbounded enthu
siasm. "When the present National officers
were chosen they found many of the stacc I
leatfuas in bsa condition and some out Of 1
business; our efforts have been directed j
toward Improvlni these conditions, and
In most cas with satisfactory results.
In the States of West Virginia, Montana,
Utah. WaJilngton, Louisiana and South
Carolina th leagues have been reorgan
ized, and we hope to soon Bee tho Wis
consin League again in the front rank.
The greatest activity has been in the
Western States, which In 1SS6 went for
Bryan, and the league movement has as
sumed such proportions as to justify the
hopes that these states will return to the
Republican fold. In closing, I feel it my
duty to call your attention to the unsat
isfactory condition of tho .finances of the
league, and cannot too strongly urge the
necessity for action before adjournment
looking to tho future financial support
of the organization."
Blajor Melville Hays presented the re
port of the revision committee on behalf
of the executive committee. A vice-president-at-large
was provided for, be
ing a new office. A system of honorary
membership is provided as an additional
financial measure. Most of the other
changes had to do with meetings and du
ties of officers. The report was unan
imously adopted.
The Resolutions.
Post President Woodmansee presented
the report of the committee on resolu
tions, which was unanimously adopted In
part as follows:
"The National Republican League, in
convention assembled, congratulates the
people of the United States upon the
happy and prosperous condition of the
entire country, and declares anew its al
legiance to the principles of the Repub
lican party, which ably and bravely car
ried Into execution by the National Ad
ministration have made these conditions
possible."
The resolutions Indorse the platform
adopted by the National Republican Con
vention adcpteJ. at Philadelphia, approve
every action of President McKinley, and
declare:
"The Republican party stands today as
ever for positive policies, for a protective
tariff, for sound money, for the control
and regulation of combinations of capi
tal that have a legitimate purpose and
the destruction of those that have an
Illegitimate purpose; for the retention of
every Inch of territory that comes to us
by honorable treaty and law. It Btands
for the development of the marvelous
commercial possibilities of the Orient for
the restoration of our merchant marine
and. finally, lt stands for the progress
of the United States and the uplifting of
mankind throughout the world."
"As representatives of the younger ele
ment of the Republican party," the reso
lutions continue, "we have a peculiar
pride In the nomination for Vice-President
of Theodore Roosevelt, whom we
regard as an inspiring and lofty type of
American statesman and soldier."
"The incapacity of the Democratic
party," it is declared, brought "poverty
to the door of labor, distrust to the hope
of capital and despair to the homes of
the poor. Its activity Is a threat to the
material prosperity of the country and its
triumph will be an individual and public
disaster. To prevent this we invoke so
briety of judgment and vigor of action In
the coming campaign.
"The Republican party has ever been
a builder. Its every platform has rung
with the spirit of progress and hope.
Democracy has ever been a destroyer.
Its every platform has groaned with the
spirit of pessimism and opposition. The
American people will never believe that
the builder has become the destroyer and
the destroyer the builder.
"We deplore the conditions now existing
In China, and we assure the American
people that a-Republlcan Administration
will protect all of our interests, demand
ing full Indemnity for the past and full
security for the future.
"As firmly as we bellove in America,
and her Institutions, we believe that the
party that shall guide and maintain us
In the great future Is the party founded
by Abraham Lincoln, supported by
Ulysses S. Grant and exalted by William
McKinley."
The secretary read a message from
President McKinley, expressing regret
at his inability to be present and send
ing congratulations on the success of the
league.
Resolutions of regret were adopted re
garding the death of Senator Gear.
The election of officers followed, re
sulting: President Senator Isaac Miller Hamil
ton, of Illinois: viee-presldent-at-large,
Luther Mott, of Oswego. N. T.; secre-
ieo
tary, H. D. Steyn. of Kentucky; treas
urer, J. R. Wiggins, of Pennsylvania
Judge W. C. Raymond, of Illinois,
moved the appointment by the league
president of a committee consisting of
one front each state and territory to wait
upon President McKinley and to pledge
him the support of tho league. The mo
tion was adopted.
The convention then adjourned sine, die,
ROOSEVELT AT MILWAUKEE.
MomentoB Questions to Be Decided
This Campsigit.
MTLWAUKEEv July- 18. Governor
Roosevelt arrived iero at 10:40 o'clock this
forenoon, on his. homeward Journey to
New Tork. Tho Governor stated that he
expects to begin his campaign about Sep
tember .10, hut the place of the opening
speech is not yet determined.
'The Vlfce-Prestden'tlal candidate was
greeted in this city by a crowd of about
SOOO persons. He was Introduced by
United States Senator Quarles, and was
cheered most enthusiastically. Governor
Roosevelt said in part:
"This campaign is more than a party
campaign. This Is a campaign which has
to decide, at the outset of the 20th cen
tury, whether we are to stride forward
with the steps of a giant in the path
which has been set out for us, or whether
we are to shrink backward. Tou remem
ber four years ago that our opponents
prophesied that 'we can't be prosperous
If we don't have 16-to-l silver.' Has the
prophecy turned out a Ho? Don't trust
them. Before, they prophesied misery if
we won; and we won, and prosperity fol
lowed. Now, If we should put them Into
power, you would see such a chaos of
black misery and distress In this country
as a century and a quarter of life has
never seen. I aak the support of all men
far-sighted enough to see where the ma
terial Increase of the country lies, and not
willing to see the business welfare of the
country submerged In the tide of disaster.
I ask the support of all honest citizens
and business men who disbelieve in an
archy. I ask for their support In the
name of decency, civic honesty and of
liberty that comes only with order, and
I ask the support of those brave men
who know that the greatness of the Na
tion, as of the individual, comes only
through effort to stand with us, as we
make this Nation take her place in the
forefront of the nations of mankind.
"Thank God, the iron and blood of our
forefathers, who followed Grant and Lin
coln, still exists in this generation! May
we show ourselves not unworthy of the
men who fought from '61 to '65, and let
us do our duty at home and abroad and
uphold Mr. McKinley in the greatest po
litical contest which has come up In this
country that we have ever seen since the
close of the Civil War."
EXTRA SESSION DANGEROUS
Political DemaaroErnes Might Em
barrass the Administration.
L WiASOTNGTON, July 18. The decision
wireu iasi. iUBUL 10 can no extra session
of Congress meets with general approval
among Republican members and Senators
now In Washington, who argue that the
Administration might be badly embar
rassed by political demagogy should war
be declared upon no firmer grounds than
thoso now known. It Is not thought that
even the murder of Minister Conger would
justify a declaration of war, as his death
would be due to the violence of tho mob,
and not chargeable to the Chinese Gov
ernment It is also anticipated that tho
obstructionists In the Senate might cause
serious embarrassment were Congress
convened and place tho United States in
a very undesirable light The Republi
cans feel that so far, tho Administration
has warranted nothing; but approval by
lis course, ana tninK the country will
stand behind McKinley In his Intention to
relieve the Legation or exact retribution
if the lives of Americans have been sacri
ficed. There Is, however, a sentiment In
some quarters that the combined powers
have underestimated the strength of the
Chinese insurrectionists, and great doubt
is expressed whether the forces now
avallablo will be able to cope with the
situation. Should tifo reports that the
uprising to growing in all sections of
China prove true, there will be no course
open but to call an extra session and
provide more American troops for Chinese
service.
Gold Golnj; to Enrope.
NEW TORK. July 18. Lazard Freres
will ship n.000,000 In gold bars, and Held
elbach, Ickelhelmer & Co. $500,000 by to
morrow's steamer to Europe. Goldman.
Sachs & Co. will ship $500,000 gold by
tomorrow's French steamer. This makes
the total thus far engaged $2,000,000.
TIEN TSIN TAKEN
Capture of the Native City by
the Allied Troops.
THE JAPANESE BLEW UP A GATE
They Were the Heaviest Losers in th
Seven Hundred Casualties Tha
Chinese Fled. .
LONDON, July 1& In the House of
Commons today the Parliamentary secre
tary for the Foreign Office, St John
Broderlck, read a telegram from Admiral
Seymour, dated Taku, July 17, giving an
account of the capture of the native city
of Tien Tsln by the allied forces. Accord
ing to this dispatch, the morning of July
14 the Japanese blew up the gate and en
tered the city, the othera following. On
the right the Russians captured a battery
on tho bank of the Liu Tai Canal, con
sisting of 12 small guns. The other troops
were engaged on the left About 8000' in all
were engaged, and over TOO. were killed or
wounded, the Japanese being the heaviest
losers. The British had 20 killed and 93
wounded. The Chinese troops fled, in,
what direction to not known.
BEFORE THE CAPTURE.
Assault That Led Trp to the Talcing
of the City.
TIEN TSIN, Friday, July 18, 7 P. M., via
Che Foo, July IS, and Shanghai, July 18.
The battle, which was begun with the at
tack by 7000 allied forces upon the walls
of the native city at 2 o'clock this after
noon, continued all day, two battalions of
the Ninth Infantry participating. It la
reported that 215 of this command wera
killed or wounded, including 10 or 15 offi
cers. Colonel E. H. Llscum was Wiled,
and Majors Jesse M. Lee and James R.
Eagan, Captains Charles R. Nopes, An
drew Brewster and Edwin Bookmiller.
and First Lieutenants William K. Naylor,
Louis B. Lawton, Harold Hammond and
L C. Waldron were wounded.
Among the United States marines tho
casualties numbered 40. Captain A. R
Davis was killed, and Captain William B,
Lemley and First Lieutenants Henry
Leonard and S. D. Butler were wounded.
The American contingent, after lying In
shallow, hastily dug trenches, full of
water, facing the south wall of the city,
and Buffering for want of water and food,
besides being short of ammunition, were
ordered by General Dorward to retire
under cover of darkness.
The Russians were outsMe the east wall,
while the Japanese, British and French
wero closo to the west wall, with the Chi
nese trying to flank them. The walls
were sadly battered by shells. The at
tack will be renewed in the morning.
The total losses of the allied forces ard
estimated at 800.
A messenger has arrived here who left
Pekln July 1. The foreigners at that time
were, all in tho British legation. Chinese
troops were beginning to bombard the le
gations from th streets. The legations
had been under fire for a week previously,
and in that time four foreigners had been
killed and 13 wounded. The marines, had.
unsuccessfully attempted to capture a gun
on a wall commanding the legations. Tho
foreigners were supplied with an abund
ance of provisions.
Slxty-Tvro Guns TaJcen.
BERLIN, July lSr Admiral von Bendo
mann, commander of the German squad
ron, in his account of the fighting at Tien
Tsln. July 14, says:
"When the citadel was captured, 63 guns
fell Into tho hands of the allies.
"Regular railway communication be
tween Taku and Tien Tsin will be opened
July 18. It was decided today that tho
senior officer on the station should' have)
military control of the line until it could
be handed over to the ordinary authori
ties. The British Admiral wished it to ba
handed over at once. The Russians hava
repaired the line, and control it"
THE HOT SPELL.
Caused Seventy Deaths at Kevr Tori
Yesterday.
NEW TORK, July 18. The hot weather
today caused or contributed toward tho
death of more than 70 persons In this city:
and vicinity. As many more stricken ones
are In the hospitals, and some of them
will succumb before the night Is over.
More than half the fatalities were among;
babies and little children, and there are
now about 40 bodies of the little ones
lying at the morgue at Bellevue.
This was the third day of the 3pell of
Intense heat Late tonight the tempera
cure moderated. Early this morning tno
sun began its deadly work, and before the
day was fairly well started the hospitals
were busy. On the streets the tempera
ture ranged from 93 to 105, and the official
report from the Weather Bureau, hlgbj
above ground, was 94 deg. shortly befor
5 o'clock tonight
One death was from an attempt at sui
cide made while the subject was crazed
with the heat Many little children aro
badly hurt by falls from fire escapes, on
to which they had crawled for relief fronj
the oppressive weather.
NEW TORK, Julylk-Acoordlng to th
attendants at Bellevue morgue, mor4
bodies of children were received thers.
Tuesday than on any other day since th
establishment of the morgue. At mid
night there were at the morgue the bodies;
of 23 children, ranging in age to 5 years,
All had been received during the afteri
noon and evening. The attendants aci
count for many of the deaths by the inJ
tensely warm weather,.
The bodies were received as follows?
Foundling asylum, 10 bodies; Bellevue
Hospital, two; Sloone Maternity HospitaL,
four; New Tork Hospital, two; four othel
hospitals, one each, and from real
dences, U.
Philadelphia's Hottest Day.
PHILADELPHIA. July 18. The ex
cesslve heat today caused mo death ofi
six persons in this city and two in Cam
den, N. J. Up to a late hour tonight 40
cases of prostration were treated at
various hospitals. "
According to the report of the local
forecaster, this was the hottest day nt
the Summer. The humidity was. 63; pes;
cent during the day, but decreased to-
nltrht to 50 tier cent nt R nVlnoV -. wwinW
"hour the thermometer registered; Mde
Many Prostrations In Boston-
BOSTON, July IS. The hospital report
tonight show that between 30 and 49 per. "
sons were, prostrated by heat In this city
today, three of whom have since died. '
Torrid Weather In Enrope.
LONDON, July 18. Torrid heat cor,
tlnues throughout Europe. The mercur-i
indicated 85 degrees In the shade- tblk
morning. The hospitals are busy caring:
for victims of heat prostration Nino
fatal cases are reported today. Laborerr
are obliged to knock off work during- tha
hottest hours of the day.
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