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THE H0B20XG . OREO0.XIAK, ..TIIUrcSDAY, JULY . 19, 1900.
LOSSES AT TIEN TSIN
!CASUAL.Tge: LIST FORWARDED BY
COX. COOLIDGE OP THE NINTH.
Minister Allen Reports tbe Invasion
of -Corea by Boxers and - -Chinese.
"WASHINGTON. July 18. The-War De
partment today bulletined 'its first oQ
clal report of the results of the "battle of
Tien Tsln as folio-vis:
"Che Foo Adjutant-General, "Washing
ton. Casualties in attack on Tien Tsln
July 13: Killed Colonel E. H. Llscum
and 17 enlisted men. "Wounded Captain
C R. Noyes, not serious; Major J. Re
gan, serious, but riot dangerous: Captain
E. V. Bookmlller, berious, not dangerous;
Lieutenant L. B. Lawton, not serious;
lieutenant F. R. Lang, slight, and 72
enlisted men. Missing Two enlisted
Coolldge, "who signed the dispatch. Is
Lieutenant-Colonel of the Ninth Infantry.
The following dispatch has been re
ceived at the Navy Department:
"Che Foo, July 18 Bureau of "Naviga
tion. "Washington.: Latest reports do not
indicate that army officers. Major Lee,
Captain Brewster. Lieutenants Naylor,
Hammond and Waldron are wounded;
Captain Charles G. Long, Marine Corps,
wounded; Second Lieutenant F. R. Lang,
Army, wounded. An aid has gone to
Tien Tsln to get accurate information.
Second Lieutenant Frank R. Lang
served during the Spanish "War as Sergeant-Major
and Second Lieutenant in
the First Maine Volunteer Infantry, and
-was appointed Second Lieutenant in the
Regular Army April 10, 1S99.
Captain Charles G. Long, of the Ma
Tine Corps, entered the Marino Corps
July 1, 1891, havjng been appointed from
Massachusetts. He had been on duty at
Cavite, P. L, since April 8, 1S99. until or
dered to China.
Japan Ha New From Pelctn.
The Japanese Legation has received the
following dispatch, from the Minister of
Foreign Affairs at Toklo:
"Baron Nlshl's (Japanese Minister at
Pekin) letter of June 29, was received at
Tien Tsln July 12. The letter was brought
by a messenger. It says the legations
are daily bombarded. Ammunition is run
ning short. Danger of massacre is immi
nent. Prompt relief Is earnestly desired.
The messenger says the foreign Ministers
consider it Impossible to procure provis
ions after July "L"
The Chinese Minister called on Secre
tary Hay this morning, and had a 10 min
utes' talk with him. Minister Wu said
he hod received no additional informa
tion, "but thought the situation looked
much brighter as a result of dispatches
Tecelved yesterday. There is a possibil
ity that Secretary Hay requested Minister
"Wu to call, owing to the urgent desire of
the Administration to secure news from
The Invasion of. Corea.
Minister Allen, at Seoul, Corea, tele
graphs the State Department that Boxers
and Chinese are in force within a few
miles of the Corean frontier. The na
tives of Ping Yang, the most northerly
province of Corea. are much alarmed and
are fleeing. The foreigners remain in
6afety. The government Is very anxious.
Tam Ye, the Corean Charge, said he
did not anticipate an extension of the
Boxer revolt In Corea. The words Boxers
end Chinese soldiers, he thought, had
been used in a broad sense. He said that
it has all along been difficult to dis
criminate between the imperial troops and
the Boxers. There would be nothing
alarming in the fact of the imperial
troops being in close proximity to Corea,
but of course, in view of the tension in
China, the Uncertainty Yts to whether the
approaching troops were Boxers or im
perial troops may have given .rise to the
fears entertained by the people in the
north. Mr. Tam says that he had heard
nothing1 from his government touching
this matter. As far as he knows, there
was no Boxer element in Corea Itself,
end he was not inclined to place much
credence In the report of a threatened
Consul Forrler Reports.
The buoyant and hopeful feeling yester
day as to the Chinese situation was
strengthened today by the addition of a
confirmatory dispatch from Consul Fow
ler, at Che Foo, touching the safety of
the Legatloners at Pekin on July 9. Of
course, it is understood that Mr. Fowler's
Information came from the same foun
tain head as did Mr. "Wu's of yesterday,
namely, the famous Yuan Shlh Kal, the
Military Governor of Shan Tung Province.
Because of the very Intimate relations
that have existed up to a very recent
date between this official and the im
perial court at Pekin, he having been
commander of the imperial body-guard,
there .is a disposition here to attach more
credence to his dispatches than would be
accorded to those of oth'er Chinese offi
cials. This Is based on the presumption
that he has no Inducement to falsify the
Consul-General Goodnow, at Shanghai,
he cabled for a warship. His sugges
tion was merely precautionary, and,
efter considering It, the Navy Depart
ment has -withheld action in view of the
fact that tbfc Castlne is already at that
port, and foreign ships are on the. way.
President "Will Return to Canton.
There was no change today in the
President's Intention to return to Canton
tomorrow night. He will bo In constant
communication with the members of the
Cabinet from there by telephone and tel
egraph, and unless something unforeseen
occurs, he does not consider it necessary
to remain in Washington. During the in
terim, before his return, he will have am
ple opportunity to go over the situation
in detail with the various Cabinet officers.
It may be that another formal meeting
will be held tomorrow.
Having decided that the situation does
not warrant the calling of an extra ses
sion at this time, and having agreed upon,
the number of troops and marines which
will be sent to reinforce the international
troops in China, the position of the Ad
ministration is described by a prominent
official as one of waiting. Reliable news
of the situation In Pekin is expected soon.
Until it arrives nothing will be done but
to mobilize and push forward troops and
marines selected to make up our quota of
0,000 soldiers, -which the commanders at
Taku have decided are necessary to hold
Tien Tsln and Insure the success of the
forward movement on Pekin.
Senator Elklns' Opinion.
Senator Elklns, of "West Virginia, was
with the President for a short time to
day. He expressed his satisfaction, af
ter the Interview, with the decision of
the Administration not to summon Con
gress In extraordinary session.
"The President is level-headed and can
be trusted." said he. ""I think his de
cision not to call an extra session Is a
wise one. An extra session would al
most be equivalent to a declaration of
war, and I am opposed to war,"
""Suppose it should turn out that our
Minister and the other foreigners at Pekin
have been killed?" was suggested.
"Would that altor the situation so as to
create the necessity for an extra ses
sion?" "I think not," replied Senator Elklns.
"If they have been massacred b,y a rebel-1
llous mob, that does not constitute a rea
son for making war on the Government
of China. The attitude of the Chinese
Government, according to all th.e state
ments of its representatives, shows it
disclaims participation In the Boxer up
rising, and is doing all in Its power to
suppress the diorder."
C. P. Huntington? president of the
Southern Pacific Company, was also
among the President's callers. Secretary
Long -and Postmaster-General Smith were
with the President a short time. Both
announced there was no change in the sit
uation. Secretary Long said ho did not
believe any necessity for an extra session
Troops Needed in the Philippines.
"There -will bo no further withdrawals
of troops from the Philippines for service
in China, That is the policy determined
upon, and It -will be adhered to." A Cab
inet officer today made this statement,
"General MacArthur's dispatch on the
necessity of retainingthere all the troops
save those already under orders is clear.
It would be unsafe to tako any more
away"."" . .
"Then, under no circumstances will the
forces in the Philippines bo drawn on?"
he was asked.
"I am not going to say that my con
clusion reaches an absolute finality, but
this much is positive: No development in
tho situation is apprehended such as will
call for a change in this policy as to our
troops in the Philippines, In tho present
light of events."
"What about the decision of the com
mander of the International forces that
80,090 troops are necessary for tho cam
paign?" "Tha Is an old story," was the reply.
"Admiral Kemptt cabled that a week or
lO days ago-60,000 men for the forward
movement on the capital and 20,000 to
protect Tien Tsin and communicate with
Asked as to the possible effect of the
Chinese attack on the Russian transport
and Russian towns along the Manchurlan
border, the reply was: "This may com
plicate the situation. I cannot say wheth
er or not it means actual war between
tho Chinese Government and Russia. The
matter is between those two governments.
"We have nothing to do with it. "We do
not know, either, what tho actual facts
are in the case."
Divides His Army Into Corps to Ex
ST. PETERSBURG, July IS. A dispatch
from Che Foo says:
Prince Tuan has mobilized 1CO.O00
men, divided into different corps. The
northern corps 'Mas been ordered
to expel foreigners from Amur.
The Pekin army Is divided Into four
corps, the first of which is to operate
against Moukden and occupy tho roads
between Pekin and han Hal Kuan; the
second is to concentrate at Tien Tsls.
and the third at Pekin, -whence a column
numbering 40,000 will be sent to "Wei Hal
"Wei and Tsln Tau, while the fourth corps
will concentrate at Nankin. There are
now 23000 Japanese troops in China.
The Chinese fleet 4s concentrating la
the China Sea, and hostilities are ex
pected. A dispatch from Nankin announces that
Prince Tuan has ordered a great mili
tary movement, owing to the appearance
of the Japanese In China.
The Viceroy of Nankin has Informed
the foreign Consuls there that he cannot
be answerable for events In Chao Sin,
NIng Po and Chu Chau. The foreigners
are fleeing to Shanghai. The position is
alarming. Sixteen foreigners have arrived
at Nankin from Ning Pd, where the
houses of foreigners have been burned
and missionaries horribly maltreated.
The rebellion has taken hold of South
ern China. The foreigners at Chu Ha
and In Chau have been attacked and
are fleeing panic-stricken.
Allies' Plan Spoiled.
NEW YORK, July 18. A dispatch to
the "World from Tien Tsin, July 11, says:
The Chinese made a determined attack
upon tho railway station early this morn
ing. The French troops were forced to
give ground, and the Japanese gallantly
charged in support of 'the French. Tho
French casualties reach SO; Japanese 60,
including five officers killed; English and
Indians, 20; Russians, 20. The Americans
were not engaged at this point. It is
estimated that 300 Chinese were killed.
The lyddite guns succeeded in drawing
the Chinese shell fire away from the outer
town and toward other positions, doing
great damage in the native city. Thero
is continual firing at all hours, and the
passing of the wounded and burial parties
through the streets gives them a grew
The Chinese attack spoiled tho allies'
plan of taking the eastern fort In the
Admiral Seymour's departure for Taku
tonight leaves the Russian Admiral and
Fukushlma, the Japanese, in command.
Fukushima has presented Major Waller
with one of the guns taken on the 9th.
Y. M. O. A. Secretaries Safe.
NEW YORK, July 18. The Interna
tional Committee of the Young Men's
Christian Association has received a cable
gram from D. T. Lyon, secretary of the
committee at Pekin. The cablegram was
sent from Corea, where Mr. Lyon arrived
safely a few days ago, and Is as fol
lows: "Seoul Galley has just arrived at
Nagasaki quite safe. Will stay In Japan
for the present."
The Mr. Galley referred to Is Robert
R Galley, a graduate of La Fayette Col
lege and of Princeton Theological Semi
nary. He will be remembered as a prom
inent football player. This Is the first
reliable news that the committee has
had concerning Mr. XSalley since the
Boxer trouble arose. The cable refers
only to Mr. Galley himself, although Mrs.
Galley and her child went with him. Mr.
Galley was the only one of the commit
tee's five secretaries In China of whom
no word had been received, the location
of the others being Pekin, Shanghai,
Nankin and Hong Kong.
Troubles in Ho Nan.
PARIS, July 18. The French Consul at
Hankow telegraphs, under date of July
13, that the yieeroy says that he Is doubt
ful of his ability to arrest the rebellion
in Ho Nan. The dispatch adds that a
caravan of English and American engi
neers and missionaries from Chen SI was
attacked near Slang Ylang. A number
were wounded, but It was hoped the cara
van would shortly reach Hankow.
The Consul at Shanghai telegraphs, un
der date of July 9, that the Governor of
Cho Kiahg, on the vigorous demand of
the Consul, had taken energetic measures
to repress disorders. A second telegram,
dated July 13. announces troubles In the
Province of Ho Nan. Missionaries had
been attacked In tho Provinces of Che
Kiang and Manchuria, and numbers of
missionaries were imperiled.
A General Uprising.
NEW YORK, July 18. A dispatch to the
World from London quotes the Express
Shanghai correspondent as cabling:
"Prince Tuan has Issued an edict to fix
a definite date for a general rising. What
the date Is I cannot ascertain, but lt is
doubtless an early one, for Prince Tuan
Is stated to have ordered all dispatch In
view of the arrival of more foreign
"A large body of Chinese tonight Is re
ported to be moving from Hupe in the
direction of Shanghai. The situation here
grows more threatening every day. The
city is still without any means of defense,
and all the forts are being held by Chi
nese' Emergency Force at Shanghai.
OAKLAND. CaL, July 18. In a letter
from Shanghai, dated June 21, Roscoe A.
Goodsell, vlce-prlnclpaj of the Depart
ment of Public Instruction in this city,
"We have no apprehension of danger
In Shanghai, but yet we are preparing
an American emergency company, about
CO sfrohg. and will be ready for active
service at any time. There are two Eng
lish companies here already, one German
company and one French company. These
will be maintained during the present
critical condition of affairs."
Colonel Llscum Burled.
WASHINGTON, July 18. The War De
partment today received a cablegram
from General MacArthur. dated Manila,
July 18, saying that Colonel Liscum'n
body was burled at Tons Ku on the 17th
ROCKHIU IS HOPEFUL
BELIEVES SOME MEMBERS OB THQ
f LEGATION HAVE ESCAPED.
Bases His Opinion on the Relations
Between Sir Robert Hart and
"WASHINGTON, July 18.-One- of the
first callers at the State Department to
day was "W. "W. Roekhill, director of tho
Bureau of American Republics, whose
name has been mentioned as a possible
successor of Mr. Conger as the United
States representative In China In case the
latter is" dead. After his interview with
the Secretary of State, Mr. Roekhill said
that he had tk expectation of returning
to the Orient,
Mr. RockhlU is" one of the few officials
who still retain a remnant of hope that
-some 'members of the Legation In Pekin
may have escaped. His hope for the
fugitives Is based on his knowledge of tho
relations existing for the past 20 years
between Sir Robert Hart, tho British
Sustoms officer, and some of the most
powerful officials in Pekin. Some of
these officials owe all they have to the
friendship of Sir Robert, and It is within
the limits of possibility that they havo
been able to secrete at least some of the
women of the party where they can )
weather the storm until relief reaches
Pekin. This- is only a possibility, but
coming from one familiar with the Chi
nese situation, contains at least a ray of
hope for those who have, friends In Pe
kin. " "
Entire Yangtse Region in a State of
.NEW YORK, July 18. A dispatch W
the- Tribune from London, says:
The entire region of the Yangtso is in a
state of unrest. Shanghai is menaced
with a native uprising, and the northern
provinces aro In open revolt. Whatever
ma' be the ultimate policy of the powers,
the immediate effect of the successful
attack of tho foreigners at Tien Tsln Is"
reassuring. The allies' armies are fight
ing there for the prevention of a massa
cre and the protection of foreign inter
ests through the Chinese Empire.
The retreat of the foreign contingents
to the coast would be the signal for yel
low terrorism in every quarter of the sea
board and the Interior. Whllo the, im
provement in the situation at Tien Tsin
Is considerable, the -Chinese rebels are
smarting outside the clty.and there are
strong reasons for believing that the bulk
of the regular army Is saturated with
tho Boxers' spirit of hatred against for
eigners. It is a good time for everybody to .keep
cool and to avoid Intemperate language,
by which the work of the allied forces
in China will be immeasurably increased.
Civilized nations cannot make war with
Oriental savagery and barbarism. They
cannot wage war on a mission of venge
ance, but may enter China as reformatory
agents, with well-ordered work to be done J
in tne interests ot civilization ana nu
manlty. Men of sound judgment here affirm that
as America could not make war on
Cuba In revenge for the destruction pf tho
Maine, but only as a moral agent, pledged 1
to redeem the Island from misrule, so also
the civilized world must cease breath
ing out threats of fire and slaughter, and
recognize tho obligation to create a new
order In China, or else stay out al
together. They also add that the new or
der cannot be brought about without a
partition of territories.
The Shanghai correspondent of the Mall
learns that Prince Chlng concocted a
scheme to enable Sir Robert Hart to es
cape, disguised, from the British lega
tion, on July 4. Sir Robert, however,
refused to desert the other Inmates of
the legation, and he twice wrote to Prince
Tuan asking him to spare the lives of
all the foreigners. Prince Tuan, how
ever, did not make any reply, and Sit
Robert Is believed to have perished on
the night of July 6, during the massacre.
OPENING OF TEEN TSIN FIGHT.
As Reported by the Colonel of the
Japanese Troops. t
VICTORIA, B. a, July 18. The steamer
Empress of India brings detailed advices
of the fighting at Tien Tsln. Colonel
Shlmamura, who commanded the Japan
ese troops at Tien Tsin prior to the re
lief of that place, has forwarded to his
Government a detailed report of the inci
dents from the time of attack June 25.
The Teport says In part:
The Chinese advanced determinedly to
the assault. There were some hundreds
of them and they were carrying lighted
torches. They advanced In a series of
rushes and the Japanese allowed them to
get within close proximity before they
opened fire. Then the Japanese fired
several volleys from the Maxims and
other small guns and the Boxers, throw
ing away heir torches, fled. Afterwards,
during the night, the Chinese only ap
proached In parties of three or four,, but
made no resolute attack. They contented
themselves with endeavoring to sneak up
and Are the outer buildings. On exam
ination the bodies of the slain .were found
to be young men of 21 or 25, clad In silk
and carrying pouches with Mauser am
munition. About daybreak on the 17th, some 1500
Chinese, wearing red caps and red belts
approached, brandishing swords. As soon
as they got in range, two or three vol
leys were fired and they retired hastily.
This was but an advance party, though,
for to the eastward was seen a large
force with a number of large guns mov
ing towards the natlvo city. The allies
watched them unllmbering their big guns
and at 2:40 P. M., the Chinese began a
furious bombardment of the foreign con
cessions. Many of the shells fell between
the British and German concessions.
Under cover of the artillery fire the
main body of the Chinese troops ad
vanced against the railway station, but
they were beaten back by the allies. The
Germans guarding that part of the city
were attacked by a large body of Chi
nese and would have been overpowered
had not the timely arrival of th Japan
ese saved them. They advanced with a
ringing cheer and the Chinese -were
On the ISth, at 7 A, M., the Chinese
troops, uniting their forces, attacked
simultaneously from the north- and south.
The allies met and beat back each attack.
Tho Russian troops, who were in the ad
vance, crossed the river and attacked the
enemy from the front. They were fol
lowed by the English, German and Japan
ese. The Chinese were driven out of their
position on the opposite side of the river.
From the native city, thoqgh, they con
tinued the bombardment. Their shells
Were aimed mostly at the conspicuous
buildings In the concessions, Gordon Hall
and the Japanese Consulate.
On the 19th, the enemy's attack was
directed from the left bank. As before
AT TIEN TSIN.
their shells were aimed at the foreign
concessions and they succeeded in setting
fire to the Specie Bank, which was
burned to the ground.
Oa the. 22d, tho bombardment was re
sumed. The shelling of the besieged
concessions was continued.. The Cossacks
who were patrolling, brought Intelligence
in the afternoon tnat a rorce oi -jam or
30Qfr allies was advancing from Taku to,
relieve Tien Tsln, and had arrived within
16 miles of Tien Tsln. There was great
Joy when word was passed around of the
approaching relief and next morning the
allied force, attacking from the east and
south, drove off the enemy and the firing
Another feport published In the press
from Tientsin says that on June 22
the United-States Consulate was burned
during the bombardrnent. The Japanese
papers aiso lew ui me uxpiuii. ui u. jjjuus
-employe of a? commercial house, named
wnjte, who nisguisea nimseir as a woxer
and, accompanied by four Cossacks, left
the besieged city of Tien Tsln on June 19.
After, four days of narrow escapes and
flight from pursuing Boxers he and the
I Russians reached Taku on the 23d with
their letters, which asked for reinforce
Express Their Abhorrence
SAN FRANCISCO, July 18. The leading
Chinese merchants of this city held a
mass meeting this evening and passed
resolutions expressing their abhorrence of
the attack on foreigners in China, and
also expressing sympathy with tho ef
forts of the allied powers in subduing and
punishing those responsible for the pres
ent situation In 'China, Consul-General
Ho Yow presided over the meeting.
Continuing, the resolutions say;
"We hepe that the people of the West
will install In China a government, ample
In power to protect both the people of
China and tho-foreigners and strangers
who may visit and abide therein. And we
say that In the .interests of peace and
from our knowledge of the Chinese people-
and the conditions In that country,
this government should be a native gov
ernment, supported by Western arms, and
that the Integrity of the Ghlnese Empire
and the immunity of the soil of China
from foreign encroachments Is an abso
lute essential to the securement of con
tinuous peace. Tho powers should unite
to raise and enlighten China, not to de
spoil lt and hold lt In subjection.
"Wo look confidently to the United
States so to Intervene and maintain its
present firm character in China that the
future peace of the country will be as
sured through the prevention of further
territorial encroachments and through the
strengthening of the native government"
The resolutions will be forwarded to
Minister Wu for transmission to Secre
tary of State Hay.
An application has been made to the
Government to form a National Guard
company to be exclusively composed of
American-born Chinese, and lt Is under
stood that permission will be granted and
recruiting rushed. They may go to China
and battle against their less civilized
NEW YORK, July 18. Orders from
Washington have been received at the re
cruiting office of the United States Marine
Corps In this city to enlist as many men
as possible before July 25. On that date
tho Government expects to send 500 ma
rines to China. An extra effort Is being
made to get men, and all who enlist have
the promise of active service In China if
they desire It.
Timothy Blaekstone's Will.
CHICAGO, July 18. The will of Tim
othy B. Blackstone, ex-president of the
Chicago & Alton Railroad, who died
May 26, has been admitted to record In
the Probate Court. It disposes of an es
tate amounting to nearly 6,000,000. Ac
cording to the terms of the will $250,000
Is given to publto Institutions, $375,000 to
relatives and the remainder of the estate
Is bequeathed to the widow, Isabella F.
Yellovr Fever at Now. Yorlc
NEW YORK, July 18. A Syrian wo
man of the second-class passenger-of the
steamer Havana, who- was detained on
Hoffman Island, died suddenly today, and
tbo body was removed to Swinburne Is
land for an autopsy. The autopsy shows
suspicious Indications that the woman
died of yellow fever.
Mrs. Pery Belmont III.
NEW YORK. July 18. A special to the
World, from Newport, R. I., says:
Mrs. Perry Belmont Is critically !H with
appendicitis. An 'Operation will bo per
formed tomorrow. She was taken ill sud
denly this morning and grew worse rap
Idly until her condition becamo alarming.
TROOPS NEEDED IN' CUBA
MORE "WILT. BE "WITHDRAWS
FROM -THE ISLAND.
Governor-General Wood Strongly
Objected to Ordering: Another
Regiment to China.
WASHINGTON, July 18j-Governor-General
Wood, of Cuba, who arrjyed here
last night, reached tho War Department
at 9:20 this morning, and went imme
diately Into Secretary Root's office. He
said he knew little about conditions In
China or the reason for hla having been
called to Washington. Ho came here in
response to a telegraphic request from
Secretary Root. General Wood said con
ditions In Cuba were quiet and favorable.
General Wood spent three hours with
the Secretary of War. The Cuban situa
tion was- gone over thoroughly. General
Wood reiterated his opinion that it would
be very undesirable to withdraw more
than the three regiments now under or
ders to leave tho island. The removal of
the troops now under orders will make
the American force a little more than 5000
In Cuba. This General Wood considers
essential to the welfare of the island until
after the coming constitutional conven
tion. The date for this has not yet been
fixed, and about six weeks' notice will
have to be given, owing to the slowness
of rural communication. The election of
delegates to the convention probably will
be over by October L Tho Cubans do not
want the American troops replaced by na
tive volunteers at this time, because of
tho opening this would make for a dicta
torship. After the constitutional conven
tion,; it may be possible to reduce the In
sular force still further. It is understood
that Secretary Root coincided with Gen
eral Wood's view after the situation had
been fully explained, and that no further
draft will be made on the Cuban forces at
AVAILABLE MDLITIA FORCE.
One Hundred Thousand Organized
in the Several States.
WASHINGTON, July IS. The Adjutant
General's office has Issued its list of the
organized militia forces of the United
States, together with the number of men I
available for military duty, but unorgan
ized. Tho grand total of organized mili
tiamen in the several states and territo
ries at last report Was 106.329. Those un
organized, but available for military duty,
aggregate 1S,142, The organized
strength of the militia and the number
-of men liable for service by states are as
Connecticut ... 2,1
Iowa .. . '..- 2,4t
Kansas , Hii
Louisiana ... rSx
Maine .". 1.863
Massachusetts ..... 5,675
Nevada .' SKj
N6w Hampshire - 1.4o2
New Jersey -lxli
New York ..,., ,.... 13.S93
North Carolina 1.955
North Dakota ..r.... 45o
Ohio v- f.W?
Oregon ...J-.t.''-a".-' ejg
Pennsylvania .m.h.y-; ?'$
Vtino T.lnnrt ...... 94
I South. Carolina '.?... .:..... 2653
soutn uaxoia .v ,AAA
Tennessee ... - SSt
West Virginia 1.0
Arizona , u
District of Columbia 1.359
New Mexico ga
CRUISER PHILADELPHIA SAILS.
Said to Be Under Secret Orders for
SEATTLE. Wash., July IS. The cruis
er Philadelphia. mailed today from Brem
erton naval station under secret orders,
presumably for China. Her departure
waei a complete surprise. It Is under
stood that flhe needed docking for repairs-
Al. 'shore leave was stopped yes
terday, but thero were no? Indications
then of a departure. Tho vessel recently
took on a cargo of coal sufficient to carry
hr tn China. From unofficial sources lt
Is learned that she Is under orders to j
join tho naval forces m uninese waiere.
Activity at Mare Island.
VALLEJO. Cal., July 18. Commander
Francis J. Drake, of Mare Island, who
has been In charge of the ordnance de
partment at that post for some time,
has been ordered to China. Secret or
ders received at tho station here have
been the cau&o of great activity In the
Work on various ships now, there, and
alto In other warlike preparations. Work
k-belng pressed on the Mohican, Alert,
Marblehead. Bear and other vessels. It
is believed they are destined for imme
Order to Scm Diego Battery.
SAN DIEGO. CaL, July 18. Battery D,
Third Artillery, Captain Charles Hum
phreys commanding. Is to go to tho far
East. Notification was received .today
from General Shatter saying that the
battery had been selected for Immediate
service In China or tho Philippine and
directing the commanding" officer to put
In a requisition for clothing, etc. Tho
battery consists of 113 men and three
Texas Guardsmen's Offer.
FORT WORTH, Tex., July 18. The
members of the State Guard have ten
dered their services to the Government
in case they are needed In the Chinese
JAPAN LANDING TROOPS.
Fifteen Thousand Men Disembarking
LONDON, July 18. A special dispatch
from Shanghai, dated today, says the dis
embarkation of 15,000 Japanese troops Is
proceeding at Taku.
A dispatch from Canton received here
today gives some additional facts rela-
tlve to the memorial to the throne which
U Hung Chang told the foreign Con
suls that he, as Doyen of the Viceroys,
had Induced all the other Viceroys except
two to frame, as reported In the Asso
ciated Press dispatches of JjUy 16. The
memorial .Insisted upon the necessity of
five points, as follows:
"First Protection of foreigners in the
empire, whether war breaks out or not.
In order to preserve China's prestige as a
"Second The rescue of foreign Minis
tors still living, as negotiations would still
then be possible, and the governments. 01
those saved might use their Influence In
UlUr Ol WUlllO.
'Thlrd-A letter of apology to the Ger-
man Emoeror for the murder of Baron
von Kettaler, as well as a proposal for
the mediation of other powers, and a
written assurance of China's good Inten
tions, to be given to the United States
"Fourth Full compensation for all
losses of llfo and property of foreigners.
"Fifth Orders to be given to the nxlll-
tary and clviL authorities ,of Chi Lt to
punish robbers and marauding troops."
14 Hung Chang added in 'his Interview
with-the foreign Consuls that fn the event
that the Legations- wepe saved, the United
States andyFrance had promised, to rec
ognize his 'good-will as far as possible,
and. he expected a similar- attitude by the
If the news of a Chinese Invasion
of Siberia proves true. It will, of
course, Immensely complicate the situ
ation from the international point of
view. As staled ln tne Associated Press
St. Petersburg dispatch of July 13, the
Chinese had already peremptorily or
dered all Russians to quit Manchuria, but
no one imagined they would be audacious
enough to break out of their own country
and attack Russian territory. Such an
attack, if it has been made, of course
constitutes in itself a declaration or war,
rendering formal notification, needless.
A separate attack by the Chinese on
Russia means giving Russia, according
to the views expressed in Europe, addi
tional excuse for an isolated descent on
greater Influence than the other powers
and obtain greater compensation when
tho day ot settlement arrives. Hence,
extreme uneasiness lias been created in
tho chancellories by this latest develop
ment. As to. the latest Chinese assurances of
the safety of the European Legations at
Pekin", they are not credited here. On
tne contrary, it is oelleved these assur
ances have been dictated by a desire to
saye tho native city of Tien Tsln. The
Associated Press correspondent at Shang
hai wires under date of July 16 that there
la hardly a doubt that Sheng. the Chi
nese administrator of telegraphs. Is with
holding information in his possession. The
news of the massacre as already cabled
to the United States may be taken as
The dispatch adds that there Is evidence
that the Woo Sung forts at the mouth
of the Woo Sung Rlvei and 10 miles
north of Shanghai, are being strength
ened with large quantities of ammuni
tion. It is hoped In London that the
landing of Japanese troops, and
the arrival of the Indian troops will ena
ble the allies to reinforce Shanghai.
Admiral Alexeff reports a skirmish
July 14 on the Pel Ho River, 25 versts
from Taku, between a reconnoltering body
of Russians and Chinese, in which several
Russians were killed.
A dispatch from Shanghai received here
today reports that five cruisers of the al
lied fleet, Including the British cruiser
Terrible, reconnoltered at Shan Hal
Kuan July 17 and found the harbor lights
and forts Intact and but few Chinese -vis
ible. The dispatch adds that Itwas intended
to bombard the forts, but the fleet -refrained
and stood by ready for action In
case the forts showed signs of activity.
The same dispatch adds that eight war
ships are lying off the native city of
Shanghai and that nine others are be
tween Shanghai and Woo Sung.
CHARTERING OF TRANSPORTS
Many Vessels Being; Taken Up by the
NEW YORK. July IS. Tho chartering
ot the transports to convey troops to
China Is causing, much stir In shipping
circles. Private cable advices state that
15 German steamships now operating In
the Atlantic trade have been requisitioned
as war transports and supply-ships by the
German Empire. News Is also received in
shipping circles that the United States
Government la actively In the market
chartering steamers of all nationalities
on the Pacific, to act as transports and
supply ships for this country In connec
tion with the Chinese outbreak.
Inquiry at the offices -of the British lines
failed to discover that any of their ton
nage had been spoken for by the British
Government, and agents did not expect to
lose any of their vessels. They argued
that any troops to be called Into service
by the British, la addition to those al
ready lrf service in the African War,
would have "to be obtained from India
v9r some btheVdependeriby? and "such a
siaia 01 auturs cuuiu iuui uo Mjn-wu
tb'call Into service steamships of the At
lantic fleet. '
It was further argued that the fact that
the boats would have to pass through the
Suez Canal would also mitigate against
the government calling for the large class
of steamships. For this reason, it was
stated, there Is littler likelihood of tour
ists now abroad having difficulty In ob
taining steamship accommodation when
they wish to return.
Twenty-two steamers have" been taken
from commercial channels. These steam
ships represent a total of 106,000 tons gross
and are. of course, but the beginning of
rrvfenty-Trvo Steamers Chartered.
PHILADELPHIA, Juy IS. Twenty-two
steamships are said to have been char
tered by the American and German Gov
ernments to carry troops, stores and
other materials to China. Seven were
chartered by the United States, and the
remaining 15 by Germany. The. Athenian.
California, Vlqtor, Pak Ling, Strathgjle,
Belgian King and Thyra were chartered
by this Government, and the German
steamships Rhine, H. H. Meier. Gera,
Dresden. Halle, Aachen. Crefeld, Batavla,
Phoenicia: Bosnia and five others. by the
"German Government. A number of Ger
man steamers, when they arrive on this
side, will be ordered to the Pacific Coast
In ballast, whence they will take supplies
for the German Army In China. The Ger
mans, according to reports, have pur
chased war supplies for their army In the
United States, amounting to over $2,000,000.
Chartered by Germany.
BALTIMORE, Md., July 18. The agents
here of the North German Lloyd Steam
ship Company have Tecelved a cable
gram from Bremen stating that the Ger
man ., Government had chartered the
steamships H. H. Meier, Dresden 'and
Rheln, of that line, the Frankfurt and
the Whltteklnd, as troopships, to convey
the German military contingent to China.
The five steamers will carry, In the ag.
gregate, from 10.000 to 12,000 troops and
stores. Nearly all these steamers have
been plying between this port and
Offers for Pacific Vessels.
SAN FRANCISCO, July IS. The Gov
ernment made offers today for the char
tering for use In the Chinese service of
the following steamships: Zealandla,
Ohio. Seneca, City of Para, City of Pekin,
Colonel, City of Sydney, City of Pueblo
Senator Gear's Funeral.
BURLINGTON, la., July 18. The fu
neral or Senator John H. Gear took
placo this afternoon In the First Meth
odist Episcopal Church. In the audito
rium were many people distinguished In
the state and Nation. Rev. Dr. William
Salter, an aged friend of tho deceased,
and Rev. R. F. Hulbert, pastor of the
church, conducted the services. Hon.
Thomas Hedges, Member of Congress
from tho First district, delivered ah elo-
iquent address. The Interment was made
in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Among the
distinguished men present were Governor
Shaw, Senators Allen and AUUson, Con
gressman Cummlngs, of New York, and
exaGovernor Drake, of Iowa.
CoUectlng Gold at Snn Francisco.
WASHINGTON, July IS Mr. Roberts,
the Director of the Mint, has author
ized the Superintendent -of the Mint at
San Francisco to pay for gold bullion
shipped there from Alaska in drafts on
the Subtreasury, of Now York. The
action is taken at the repeated request
J . c cf Vw,T, , alov nf )
;" TTT:r," ' T ""iZLs:
purpose of maintaining a considerable
supply of gold at that point in view of
the possible shipments to Manila.
Press Club League.
NEW YORK, July 18. The Interna
tional League of Press. Clubs. held a .meet
ing in New Orange, N. J., today. The
president of tho League, Thomas J. Kee-
nan, of Pittsburg, was installed' In office.
Tho site of the proposed journalists'
home was formally accepted from the
New Orange Industrial Association and
speeches were made by President Kee
nan. Thomas "N. Evans, Mrs. Belva
Lockwood. Ralph Bingham, H. S. Bag
gerty, of San Francisco, and T. H. Hana
way. After the meeting the visitors were
entertained at an ox roast, glen by John
W. Callaway, of Georgia.
AT THE JESTER TRIAL.
Testimony of a Witness Who
Thought He Saw Gates' Body.
ST. LOUIS, July 18 A special to the
Post-Dispatch" from Sfew London, Mo.,
The leading witness today In the trial
of Alexander Jester was W. Bryant
Riley, who In 1S71. resided with his par
ents near Reece Creek, In Monroe Coun
ty. The witness was then a young man.
but he remembers very distinctly that
saw e body of a man floating down
.the creek when the leer broke up in the
Spring of 1S71. His hair was darR and
leng, the description fitting "that of Gil
bert Gates, the murdered man.
Pleasant Curtwright, aged 61, testified
thatj on the morning of January 25,"1S71,
he overtook Jester on the road en route
to Paris, near the ford of Elk River, in
charge of two wagons and teams and
was pretty close to him before Jester
knew he was near. Jester turned and
seemed very much disturbed.
E. T.'Wetmore testified that Jester, with
his two teams, stopped at his livery
stable at Paris the night of January
25, 1S7L Jester slept in his wagon that
night in the barn, although he was in
vited to sleep In the office, where there
was a stove. He appeared to be In
Arizona Murder Mystery.
SOLOMONVILLE, Ariz., July 1S.-JT. W.
Wheeler and W. H. Howe, of the Detroit
Copper Company, of Morencl, left pn a
fishing expedition on Eagle Creek two
weeks ago. After 10 days elapsed search
ing parties were sent out. The bodies
were found, coered with brush, nine
miles above the pumping station on Eagle
Creek. Both men had been shot shrough
the head. They had no money. Both
were men of good reputation. Howe
leaves a wife and two children.
Charles Eastman Discharged.
CAMBRIDGE. Mass , July IS. After- a
conference between counsel and the court
in tho hearing of Charles Eastman, the
Harvard Instructor, charged with the
murder of Richard Grogan. July 4, Judge
Almy today ordered the discharge of the
prisoner, stating he could find no reason
for holding Eastman for the grand Jury.
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. July IS. Today's state
ment of the Treasury balances In the gen
ral fund, exclusive of the 5150.000,000 gold
reserve in the division of redemption,
Available cash balance $149,889 553
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