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rian Railway Closed to Traffic
Escape of Missionaries.
LONDON. July 20, 4 A. M. "The Wash
ington Idea of sending Mr, Rockhill to
China,'" says the Standard editorially
this morning:. ls an excellent one, and
might advantageously he Imitated by the
British and other governments." The
Standard then proceeds to comment upon
the great ignorance prevailing In Europe,
not only of recent events, but of Chinese
The Cabinet council convened by Lord
Salisbury yesterday came a day earlier
than usual, and It Is expected that It will
be followed by a statement in Parliament
throwing light upon the situation.
The Chinese assertions that the mem
bers of the foreign legations are still safe
have been so often repeated, that they
are beginning to raise hopes In some
quarters. According to the Dally Tele
graph's St. Petersburg correspondent,
however, the Russian Government Is al
ready in possession of definite news that
all the foreigners in Pekin were massa
cred July 6. M. Delcasse's circular only
goes to prove that so far the powers have
failed to arrive at any concerted, plan of
Very little further news is available this
morning. The Yokohama correspondent
of the Dally Mall, who repeats his state
ments regarding the jealousy felt among
the allies on the subject .of a Japanese
commander-in-chief and the general lack
of unity among them, adds:
"The Japanese correspondents charge
the Russian soldiers with appalling bar
barity toward the Chinese. They declare
that the Pel Ho is full of the corpses of
women and children, and that the Rus
sians loaded 2000 boys on & junk and
Shanghai reports that three mission sta
tions on Po Tang Lake have been de
stroyed, and it Is believed, that the mis
sionaries escaped. All the missionaries at
She Ho, Kerin and Kuang Sheng Tseu,
in Chinese Manchuria, have arrived in
safety at VladUostock.
It is rumored that Tu Lu, the missing
Viceroy of the Prince of Chi Li, has com
mitted suicide. Various conflicting sto
ries are published of the manner of Gen
eral Nieh's death.
It is staetd that when the allies entered
the native city of Tien Tsln they found
the Chinese dead piled breast high, and
it was feared that this would result In
an outbreak of pestilence. Sixteen of the
captured guns are quite modern weapons.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times expresses doubt that the Southern
Viceroys will be abln to withstand the
pressure of the provincial officials to join.
the anti-foreign movement. He thinks
piat already there aresigns -of wavering
on the part or theVlcoroy "of Rankin, Liu
KUn yirand -.says: . r
Jtt Is admitted at Nankin that Liu's
.authority is not sufllclent to guarantee
the maintenance of law and order north
of the river. Hence the Consuls at Yang
tse ports are arranging for the departure
of the women and children. It Is inevita
ble that the mandarins as a body should
sympathize with Prince Tuan's move
ments." The correspondent confirms the state
ment of the correspondent of the Dally
Express regarding the indignation caused
by the British reception of Li Hung
Chang at Hong Kong. He says it is in
terpreted by the natives as weakness on
the part of the allies, and he asks why
Li Hung Chang could not hae been de
tained until Information had been re
ceived from Pekin.
The Times understands that the chief
representatives of the Mohammedan cler
gy In Constantinople have Issued a strong
protest, based upon the Koran, against
palace sympathy with tne Chinese mas
sacre. According to the Canton correspondent
of the Dally Telegraph, six Chinese sol
diers have been beheaded for assaulting
an American medical missionary.
The Russians, according to the latest
news from St. Petersburg, have now com
pletely defeated the Chinese, and have
occupied Blagovestchensk, capital of the
Amur Government, with a large force.
Since General Grlbskl, chief of staff, at
Port Arthur, has taken over the supreme
command in Manchuria, reinforcements
have been rapidly pushed up and the
general situation has been greatly Im
proved. The Russian Minister of the Interior
has issued a notice that the Siberian rail
way Is closed to traffic There Is little
doubt that the Russian authorities were
not prepared for such an organized Chi
nese movement in Manchuria, but they
have taken brisk measures, and they be
lieve that China will soon be too much
pre-occupled with military operations
nround Pekin to conduct serious opera
tions in the north.
The Dally Mall's Shanghai correspond
"Advices from Vladivostock state that
the Chinese Invasion of eastern Siberia
has stopped Russia's advance from the
north on Pekin. The Russians have
burned the Chinese town of Helampo,
and are adopting very vigorous meas
ures." Berlin telegrams dwell upon the Im
mense German Interests In Southeastern
Siberia. They say that the many German
merchants, the numerous German em
ployes and the Immense stores of mer
chandise belonging to Germans in that
territory will compel Germany to co-operate
with Russia In resisting the Chi
nese. General Sir Arthur Powell Palmer.
Commander-in-Chief In India, said, in the
course of an Interview in Simla yester
day, that no more British troops could be
sent from India lor China, unless they
could be replaced from South Africa.
THE: QBB3TAX CENSORSHIP.
Reason for Prohibiting the Sending:
of Cipher Messages.
BERLIN, July 1. The Berliner Post
this evening contains an article, evi
dently inspired, giving the views of the
German Foreign Office regarding the
withdrawal from the Chinese Minister in
Berlin of the right to use the telegraph
for secret messages. The article admits
that the step is unprecedented, but de
clares that It was rendered necessary by
the "abnormal relations between Ger
many1 and China."
"The regular Chinese troops," the arti
cle says, "are In the field against the
German troops. It also remains un
known whether the government from
which the Chinese Minister Is accredited
still exists. The status In China is not
absolutely 'clear, and since the news
given cut by the Chinese Minister has
not always been confirmed by the facts,
it is Impossible to permlt him to com
municate freely with his government un
der the fiction- that there Is no war."
The article- goes on to insinuate that
the German Government had expected the
Chinese Minister to take the Initiative to
show the Foreign Office all, the messages
as an evidence of his good faith, and
"The German Government has given
fresh evidence of JtB frank: and above
board Policy, since It could easily have
Becured the correspondence through bri
bery, which it disdained to do. 1Mb a
matter of honor for the Chinese Minister
to respond to the loyal attitude of Ger
many toward him with proof of equal
loyalty on his part. The step Is an ap
peal to bis moral setisc."
The Vosslsche Zeltung and the National
Zeltung discuss Count von Bulows step,
giving It their full approval. The Kreuz
Zeltung considers it. Very doubtful that
the powers will harmoniously carry out
the programme laid down by the Foreign
"The possibility must ever be kept in
mind," says this organ, "that the pow
ers may disagree and that each will
withdraw to its own sphere of Influence.
At any rate, it is ndw certain that the
war will last for a long time, and the
present troops in thg field are entirely
Insufficient Doubtless, if the United
States Government Has already created a
military basis in China, Washington
would now make a claim for a separate
sphere of influence. If imperialism suc
ceeds at the forthcoming Presidential
election, a strong expansion policy to
wards China Is to be "expected from the
"In any event, in oraer to make their
influence felt In the coming reorganiza
tion of the Chinese government, each
power will probably 'establish further
points of support In China."
The Lokal Anzelger Stys It learns that
the troops marching uubn Pekin will re
ceive orders not to doroythe Imperial
Palace. Considerable apprehension Is ex
pressed by the Germag, press that the
Chinese fleet Is preparing to attack Ger
man transports upon yelr arrival, but
this anxiety Is not shared by the Foreign
Office. Referring to the .proposed pro
hibition of the shipment of arms into
China, the Foreign Office says that the
matter has been left to the Admirals.
I who are exercising due watchfulness.
The Foreign Ofilce does tfot believe the
statement telegraphed to an American
paper that the foreigners are safe in
bomb-proof houses. It is now settled
that the China expeditionary corps will
sail In 10 steamers from Bremerhaven,
betueen July 27 and August 3. A ship
ment of Spanish donkeys has arrived
here for the expedition. Dr. Kueltter,
who has. just returned frpm the Trans
vaal, will go to China as manager of the
German Red Cross contingent.
ROME, July 19. The government ha
received a circular from M. Delcasse. the
French Minister of Foreign Affairs,
which, It Is understood, has been dis
patched to all the powers proposing an
International agreement for joint action
In China and the future attitude of the
powers. The matter is still under consid
eration here. Lord Salisbury, the British
Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs,
it is understood, has already replied in
a friendly spirit. The replies of the
United States and Russia have not yet
PAflnhfwl C T)Alf?YA t lifit, tVij, t-h
1 ply xst -Germany. The' latter goermnentprw
kr''caB?--'imuPCVinii "lyj-mauefa. some-
'what sTnillar pr6posftion t6 the United
states ajone. It is reported that Presi
dent McKlnley hesitates to Join with the
other nations, but it is regarded as prac
tically assured that all the powers, in
view of the danger of the situation, will
negotiate regarding M. Delcasse's pro
posal and finally sign an agreement on
the China question.
Humbert to the Soldiers.
NAPLES, July 19. King Humbert re
viewed the Chinese expeditionary corps
today, and afterwards addressed the offi
cers and men. His Majpsty said:
"I bring you my salute and that of your
country In "wishing good fortune to your
arms. You go to a distant region where
our flag has been outraged. You go there
not for the purpose of conquest, but by
the force of sacred rights of men and
violated humanity. In your mission you
will have for companions soldiers of the
most powerful nations of the -world. Be
good comrades with them. Try to hold
aloft the prestige of the Italian army and
the honor of the country. Depart, there
fore, full of confidence. I accompany you
In spirit. May God bless your mission."
Hard Pressed at Tfevr Chiron k.
LONDON, July 20 The Dally Express
publishes the following from Che Foo,
"The Russians are hard pressed around
New Chwang, and have been , expelled
from Tien Chwan Ta, the scene of the
great fight during the Chlno-Japanese
War, where they have sustained heavy
losses. They have also been compelled
to abandon Tshl Chau, by a large body
of Boxers and armed peasants. Hero
again the Russians lost heavily, but It Is
rumored that they succeeded in killing
TOO of their assailants. The Chinese have
completely demolished the railway north
of Tshl Chau. The Russians are now
moving on New Chwang."
Attnclc on the Native City.
BERLIN, July 19. A report has been
forwarded by Count von Usedom, of the
German second-class cruiser Hertha. of
the attack upon the native city of Tien
Tsin by the allied forces. The report
says scarcely any resistance was expected
when the Americans, British and Japan
ese finally stormed the walled native city
the afternoon of July 14. Fighting was
still in progress on the east side of the
town where the Russians were trying to
seize a "Chinese eamo the mnrntnc rr
July 15. Russian flags were floating from
tne umnese camp and citadel.
Impressed Into Japanese Service.
VICTORL, B. C, July 19 Word was
received here today by the local agents of
the Nippon Yusen Kalsha line, connect
ing with the Great Northern Railroad,
that two of their vessels, the Tosa Mo.ru
and Klnsnlu Maru, had been Impressed
by the Japanese Government to carry
troops to Taku. The RIojun Maru, which
soiled today for the Orient, is the only
vessel left In service.
Tfonkin Viceroy Summoned.
LONDON, July 20. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Daily Mall says:
The Viceroy of Nankin has received an
edict summoning him to Pekin. As he
is pro-foreign in his sentiments, his de
parture is undesirable and is an element
Joe Wheeler Wants More Flsfctlnar.
CHICAGO, July 19. General Joseph
Wheefer. commander of the Department
of the Lakes, has asked theWar Depart
ment Jo assign him to duty in China,
No action has been taken as yet upon
Indian Troops at Talcs.
BERLIN, July-19. A dispatch from
Taku received here todayv says the first
steamer bringing Indian troops to China
arrived' there Monday July '16. '
Little Progress Made by Dem
ocrats at Lexington1. '
DISAGREEMENTS IN COMMITTEES
Beckham's Maaasrers Cl&Ixa ta Eava
More Than En&ax& Votes ta
NoBtiaate Their Maa.
CONVENTION HALL, LESONGTON,
Ky.. July 20. A 'large and disappointed
audience was held all night here at the
pavilion. The Democratic state conven
tion had taken a recess at 4:30 till 3:80
P. M., expecting the committees to re-
beea called, the name of Peake was
withdrawn and Robblns was selected as
chairman by acclamation. This result
was greeted with a great demonstration
by the Beckham men.
Judge Bobbins was then escorted to the
platform and Bpoke at some length. Mr.
Peake followed Judge Robblns with a
long speech, after which the usual com
mittees were appointed and the conven
tion took: a recess until 8:30 P. M.
NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATS.
FbU State Ticket Pat in the
GRAND FORKB, N. D., July 19.-The
North Dakota State Democratic and the
Independent Democratic parties in joint
convention today nominated the following
Presidential electors, M. F. Williams,
Charles Applequlst and W. T. Haupt;
member of Congress, M. A. Hlldredth;
Governor, M. A. Wlpperman; Lieutenant
Governor, W. F. McLean; Secretary of
State. F. J. Williams; auditor, S. K. Mc
GJnnls; Treasurer, J. P. Birder; Commis
sioner of Insurance, W. M. Campbell,
INVASION OF SIBERIA
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The above map shows Amurthe Russian province In Southeastern Siberia, invaded by
Chinese and Boxers. According to the latest advices the Russians have recaptured Blagovest
chensk, the capital of the province.
port in the evening, the convention to
conclude under the brilliant Illumination
with the nomination of Governor Beck
ham. But the committees on credentials
and resolutions were unable to agree on
their reports and the large audience was
kept waiting In vain all night for the
crowning event. Th$ time was filled In
with speeches that were eloquent and
some of them exceptionally witty. While
the entertainment was good in iti way. It
lifaju.qot wha, was expected; and there i
-p-as; cooifliamt qx& scaeMeiqjtBjaina
con$jStioft another, day. It was"" almost,
TOldnlghi when tho (Committee on credent
tlals Ortally came In with majority aha
minority reports. The large oojdfence lis
tened patiently to the arguments of ward
politics in Covington, Newport and other
places, ana in the weary hours after mld
nlrht was still natlentlv listenlnsr to the
"story of. local contests.
The report of the committee on organi
zation recommended that the temporary
organization be made permanent. At 1:10
A. il. the convention refused to adjourn
and & call of counties for the nomination
was made. The confusion was such that
the secretary could not proceed with the
call and finally it was announced that the
committee on resolutions was ready to
report, and Senator Blackburn began
reading the same at 2 o'clock A M. It
was submitted as" unanimous and was
adopted. The platfofm calls for fair elec
tions and, recommends that the act of
1SSS, known as the Goebel election law,
be amended, and that until so amended
as" to be satisfactory to all. Republicans
shall have representatives on both state
and county election boards. The Kansas
City platform is reaffirmed and the ad
ministration of Governor Beckham Is en
dorsed. The districts were then called for nomi
nations for Governor and Congressman
Wheeler presented the name of Governor
Beckham In a stirring speech. The pre
sentation of the names of the other can
didates followed, although there was no
doubt whatever of the nomination of
Governor Beckham, who was on the plat
form ready to make his speech of acceptance.
, Claims of Beckham Men.
LEXINGTON. Ky., July 19. The dele
gates to the Democratic state conven
tion met by districts this morning to
select their members of the convention
.Notwithstanding the attempts made on
the candidacy of Governor Beckham and
the conferences of old leaders during the
night, the Beckham lines were as solid
as ever today. Claims were made by tha
opposition that they have made Inroads
on ths Instructed vote of Governor Beck
ham. The Beckham men claimed that
they had i7S Instructed votes and as many
of the instructed- delegates, as the field
combined, or more than, enough to nomi
nate. It requires M7 to jjomlnate. and th
vote against Beckham Is scattered be
tween Black. McCreary, Lewis. Tarvin,
Smith. Prye-r and Garnett, without any
effective organization to concentrate on
any one man against the Governor. The
opposition remained scattered during tho
district meetings, none of those in the
field carrying more than one district,
while the Beckham faction claimed a ma
jority In eich of tha committees and
thereby the control of the convention.
At the conference In Senator Black
burn's Toom, which lasted until nearly
3 A. M., and at which Governor Beckham
was represented, it was agreed to recom
mend an early extra session of the Leg
islature for tho purpose of amending the
Goebel eectlpn law. The result of this
conference nas been generally accepted
today by the Beckham men, and It has
relieved them, from embarrassment over
the only plank In the platform that was
In dispute. This plan leaves the whole
matter to- the Legislature without any
specific declaration of the convention as
to how the modification of the election
law shall be made. Meanwhile the oppo
sition say that the Beckham men have
made this concession under protest, and
will not work sincerely In the Legislature
for a satisfactory modification of the law.
Fight Over Chairmanship.
The convention was called to order at
2:30 P. M. N Young announced thai? the
first thing In order was the selection of
a temporary chairman. The names of
Judge J- E.Robblns and R. Frank Peake
were presented. During the balloting
numerous disputes arose and delayed the
progress. After .all the 119 counties had
Barnes; Attorney-General, John Carmody,
Traill; Commissioner of Agriculture and
Labor. S. Torgerson; Railroad Commis
sioners, L. Stavenherm, L. L. Lewis and
Tho Populist convention determined to
oppose resubmission. There will be some
trouble over fusion, but it is likely the
majority will agree.
'Senator IiBdr Hay Jfothlaar t JDa
NEW YORK, July 19 "No, I am taking
no part in a third ticket movement this
year," said Senator William Lindsay, of
Kentucky, in answer to a question put
The senator is reported to have sup
ported Palmer and Buckner In 1896.
"What about the Chinese situation?"
"It is a very serious matter," he an
swered. "Do you think it will have any bear
ing on the coming election?" .
"I don't see why it should," was the
senator's answer. "If the Chinese gov
ernment Is responsible for tho killing of
any American citizens, this country
Bhould hold It to a strict accountability.
But If the country Is overrun by mobs
that the Chinese government cannot con
trol, then we must help suppress the re
bellion. Catch as many of the ringleaders
as possible and hang them."
'It Is said you Intend to locate in
New York on the expiration of your term
In the Senate?"
"That is so," Senator Lindsay replied.
"I have made definite arrangements to
practice law here after March 4 next,"
Will'Be Called, by the Plan and Scope
Committee at Indianapolis.
NEW YORK; July U.-JThomas M. Os
borne, chosen chairman by the Independ
ents at the meeting at the Plaza Hotel
last night, and empowered to choose a
committee to go to Indianapolis July 5,
named a committee on plan and scope
today. Mr. Osborne expects to have a
representative from every state and
from as many Congressional dis
tricts as possible. The Gold Demo
crats will meet in Indianapolis July 25,
and the plan will be to have the commit
tee call a convention at which all parties
now opposing tho candidates of the two
old parties can meet and unite on a third
ticket and adopt a platform approved of
by both Gold Democrats and antl-lm-parfalists,
and also by Republicans dis
satisfied with McKlnley and Democrats
dissatisfied with Bryan, for any reason
WAS IT AHDREE?
Straxre Report Broach t by Hndra'
CHICAGO, July 19. A special from Fort
William. Ont., to the Times-Herald says:
Indians hunting on the east coast of
Hudson's Bay have brought word to the
Hudson's Bay Company's post, on the
west coast of James Bay, that they found
last Spring a vast quantity of wreckage,
the bodies of two men, and a man In the
last stages of the death struggle. The
Indians reported that they could not un
derstand the language he spoke, but that
it "was not English. He died while they
were there, and they returned to the trading-post
without bringing any evidence of
tho strange occurrence. It Is believed by
the officials of the Hudson's Bay Com
pany that the Indians witnessed the ending-
of Andrea's attempt to reach the
North Pole by balloon. They had never
seen a balloon, but from their description
of the wreckage, the officials are firmly
convinced that it was the remnants of
Andree's airship. A party guided by the
'same Indians has been sent out to bring
evidenco to establish the Identity of the
Early last Fall people near Moose Fac
tory asserted they saw a large balloon
passing over to the northward, and this
tends to confirm tho story of the Indian
Major WoodTrard Ordered" to China.
CHICAGO, July 19. Major S, L. Wood
ward. United States recruiting officer in
Chicago, was'today ordered by Army offi
cials to go to China. He Is to take com
mand of a battalion of the First United
AUTHOR OF IT ALL
LI Hung Chang Looked Upon
as Originator ofthe Rot.
DETAILS OF THE PEKIN MASSACSS
Chinese Merchant Howr at Shanghai
Saw White Woxaen, Hauled Into
the Streets and. Sutchered.
LONDON, July 20. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Dally Express says:
"Intense Indignation is felt here at the
honors in Hong Kong that have been
accorded to Li Huns' Chang, who la
looked upon in Shanghai as the originator,
of the whole fiendish anti-foreign plot.
"A Chinese merchant who has just ar
rived from Pekin gives horrible detalla
of the massacre. He says he saw Eu
ropean women hauled Into the street by
shrieking Boxers, who stripped, them and
hacked them to pieces. Their dissevered
limbs were tossed to the crowd and car
ried off with howls of triumph. Soma
were already dead, having been shot by
foreign civilians. He says he saw Chi
nese soldiers carrying: the bodies of whlta
children af olt on their spears, while thei
companions shot at the bodies. He gives
other details too horrible to be partictK
"It seems that the Boxer leaders had
organized a plan. Including the offering
of rewards and rich loot, for the annihila
tion of Europeans throughout China, and
that Prince Tuan's soldiers have been
emphasizing the opportunity the soldiers
have had of seizins the bodies of whlto
.2X GOES WORTH.
1st Spite of ATI Effort to Bleep Hlxri
at Hong IConar.
(HONG .KONG, Wednesday, July 1& 14
Huns Chang and hfss4uIo arrived hera
yesterday evening, and landed this morn
ing. The Viceroy was received with s
salute of 17 guns, and with a guard of
honor from the Welch Fusiliers and a
band, proceeded to the government house,
where he was received by the Governor,
Sir Henry A, Blake, Generals. Gazelee,
Badrow and other officials. Ll Hung
Chang was extremely reticent. He stat
ed that he had received definite news that
the Ministers and foreigners at Pekin,
with the exception of Baron von. Ketteler,
the German Minister, were Bafe July 8.
The imperial edict recalling him to Pekin.
the Viceroy said, was duo to the Em
press, and Emperor, and not to Prince
Tuan. Governor Blake exerted all pos
sible power to induce U Hung Chang to
remain in Canton, but the Chinese Vice
roy proceeded, ostensibly for Shanghai.
The Governor of Canton Is regarded as
an' exceptionally weak, official, and the
belief is that he .will never succeed In
:- SUMMARY OF MPORTANTOTS- l:
The Russian Government tai said ta
hava definite sews that all the tor
eirners in Pekin were massacred July
0. Russian troops na.v recaptared
Bla roves tchensk.
Ruse la. has given the Chinese Minis
ter at St. Peteraberar his passports.
England and Germany may Co Uks
wlse, Li Honr Charts baa left Oaatea for
Pekin. At Shanrhal ha is looked upon
as the originator of the aaU-forelra
The President appotatsd W. W.
Rockhill a special commlasioaer t In
vestigate the situation in "n",
The battle -ship Oregon reached
Kara. Japan, where temporary repairs
will be made. She will return to Taku;
President Lcabet reviewed tho
French Mediterranean and Channel
squadrons m annnai maneuvers at
American athletes were heavily
handicapped in tho exposition sports
at Paris, and wob only oaa out of
A reciprocity treaty has been nego
tiated between the United States and
Amalgamation of the American and
Western Federations of Labor is pro
posed. Culton concluded his testimony in
the Powers trial at Georgetown, Ky.
The Kentucky Democratlo Conven
tion opened at Lexington, but has
made no nominations yet. Beckham
men claim to control the gathering.
North Xafcoa. Zemocrats nominated
a state ticket, headed by M. A Wlp
perman for Governor.
Idaho foalonlsts voted not to nomi
nate a Senator, which was regarded
aa disposing of Dubois. ' but a new
vote ta likely to bo taken -today.
Rufos Waggoner has been recom
mended for Postmaster at Elllsboro,
A cougiesa representing Indian
school of the Pacific Coast is to bo
held at Chemawa, Or., August 14-15.
The Praser River fishermen's strike,
that was deemed settled, is still on,
and 47 canneries are likely to close.
British Columbia will ask the Do
minion Government to repress Japan
ese immigration, and will tax tho out
put of Its own coal mines.
Smallpox at Capo Nome Is reported
to be overrunning all facilities for
handling the disease.
The Board of Regents of the Oregon
Agricultural College prohibit inter
colleglato athletic contests.
Walla Walla wheat flour manufac
tured cheaper in Japan than In Port
land. Portland near the head of the col
umn as a wheat exporter.
Mayor Rowe has appointed William
MacMasters the fifth member of the
Board of Public Works.
Philip Cox, collection teller of Ladd
tc. Tilton'a Bank, was drowned in the
The Mnzamaa have chosen Mount
Jefferson for this season's cutlng.
leaving- August 6.
The International League of Press
Clubs will meet In Portland next