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CHINESE ATTACK HAS CEASED
Sickness in the Ninth Infantry May
Delay the Operations of the
WASHINGTON, July 3L The War De
partment this afternoon received two
cablegrams from China. The first read:
"Che Foo (undated). Oorbin, Washing
tonTien Tain, July 27. A message just
received from Conger says: 'Since July
16, bylagreement, there has been no fir
ing. I havo provisions for several weeks,
but little ammunition. All safe and welL'
"I (Daggett) report that tho allied
forces will soon advance. There Is prac
tically no looting by the Americans," and
no unnecessary killing. The India arrived
July 26. Order McCann, Sladen, both Al
iens, Mitchell and Brice to Join regiment
The second read: "Oho Foo. Corbin,
Washington. Tien Tsin, July 30. The
Flintshire arrived July 27. Two hundred
and fifty-seven of the Jlnth Infantry are
sick. Two doctors, 100 Hospital Corps men
and 20 signal men are needed. There 13
unavoidable delay in unloading the trans
ports. Foreign troops are arriving.
The official confirmation of tho news
that Minister Conger Is safe and well,
coupled with the statement that he has
provisions for several weeks, and that
the firing on the legation has ceased,
was welcome Intelligence. The informa
tion from Colonel Daggett was promptly
telegraphed to President McKlnley at
The last message wWch came from Min
ister Conger was that obtained through
the Intermediary of Minister Wu, and was
supposed to be dated the 18th, before
which time nothing had come since June
It la expected all the energies of the
Government, as well as those of other
nations, will be concentrated for an ad
vance on Pekln. The proportion of men
of the Ninth Infantry reported by Colonel
Daggett as sick Is considered an alarming
and unfortunate feature of the situation.
Officials are unable to account for It, but
agree that it may delay an Immediate
movement 'forward. The delays in un
loading the transports are also discourag
ing and vexatious. Surgeon-General Stern
berg already had given public notice that
100 contract surgeons were wanted for
service in the East, but it will be some
time before they can be on the ground,
reaay Jor active worK.
CIPHER MESSAGES PROHIBITED.
Only Telegrami 4n Plain Language
Will Be Delivered at Pelcln.
(Copyright, 1890, by the Associated Press.)
CHE FOO, July 31. The Governor of
Shan Tung has telegraphed to United
States Consul Fowler that the Tsung 11
Tamun desires him to notify the Con
suls that as the military operations at
Pekln and Tien Tsin are unsettled, "only
messages in plain language, without
cipher or reference to military affairs, will
be delivered to the Ministers."
The Governor thinks that the rebels
occupy Pao Ting Fu, and Consul Fowler
fears that the missionaries there may
have been murdered.
Cipher Messages Refused.
BRUSSELS. Aug. L The Minister of
Foreign Affairs, M. de Favreua, has re
ceived the following dispatch from M. de
Cartler de Marchien, secretary of the
Belgian Legation in China, now in Shang
hai, dated July 31:
"July 22 the Consul-General of the
United States telegraphed the United
States Minister at Pekln, through the in
termediary of the local authorities.
Sheng, the Taotal, has informed him the
Tsung 11 Yamun refused to transmit mes
sages In cipher to the Minister, and re
quires that all dispatches be in ordinary
GERMANY FOR PROMPT ACTION.
Willlnj? to March Her Troops Under
Any AcceptnMe Commander.
BERLIN, July 31. Hope regarding the
security of the foreigners in Pckin now
runs high in Berlin. The German Tor
clgn Office no longer doubts the reports
from various quarters that the Ministers,
with the exception of Baron von ICetteler,
are alive. The papers take the same
view and urge that there should be no
delay In the advance upon Pekin. The
Foreign Office Is deeply concerned at the
failure to agree upon Commander-in-Chief
of the allied forces. A high offi
cial said today:
"The civilized world will look on with
astonishment if the rescue of the mem
bers of the Legations is delayed or per
haps frustrated by such a trifling mat
ter. Germany Is ready to march her
troops under any commander acceptable
to the powers.
Tho Munich Allegmalne Zeitung prints
a special claiming that the United States
Government Is endeavoring to force tho
appointment of Major-General Chaffee as
Commander-in-Chief, but that Germanv
and Japan oppose. The Associated Press
Is authorized to say that so far as Ger
many Is concerned this statement is ab
solutely untrue The Foreign Office con
firms the report that the advance to Pekln
has been postponed by the Admiral for
military and climatic reasons.
The Chinese Minister, Lu Hal Huan, re
ceived today a dispatch purporting to
come from the Pekin government, saving
that the foreign Legations would be sent
to Tien Tsin whenever the preparations
for their safe escort were completed and
open hostilities ceased. Meanwhile per
mission will be given them to communi
cate freely with their Governments This
dispatch was Immediately transmitted to
the German Foreign Office.
Communication between Che Foo and
Shanghai has been re-established and a
dispatch from Che Foo, dated the 20th.
confirms the report that the Russians
captured the forts at New Chwang on
AMUR CAPITAL BONMBARDED.
Chinese and Ramlann Have Several
ST. PETERSBURG. July 31. Official re
ports have been received here that the
Chinese again bombarded Blagovest
chensk. capital of the Amur Government
July 26 and 2S. The Russians replied, and
reinforcements Tvere then approaching.
July 2S-a steamer arrived at Lu Cha Su
towing three boats from "Harbin with 1500
refugees, including 120 sick and wounded.
A Russian force crossed the frontier at
Abagallu, July 26. WorK on tho railway
has been resumed there.
The Russians have burned-some Chi
nese villages, and expelled a Chinese gar
rison of 2000 from the fortress at Bantjun,
capturing several Krupp guns, which
have not yet been mounted, the carriages
of four naval guns, and a quantity of
Tho Russian Consul at Kuddja sends
the following, under date of July 27: "The
Governor of Kuddja received orders from
tbe Empress to exterminate the Russians,
and the Chinese were preparing w exe
cute the command, but since the arrival
of Russian troops for the protection of
tho Consulate matters have been quiet."
The Russian Consul at Kashgar reports
an alarming state of affairs there, owing
to tho excitement among tho Chinese
To Move on Pelcin Would Provolce
a General Uprising.
LONDON, July 31. A member of the
Chinese Legation gave an extended inter
view to the Associated Press today in the
course of which he said:
"I am exceedingly glad that your offi
cial dispatches today have borne out our
repeated assurances, which I knew from,
the beginning were sincerely meant. Now
that while the Chinese Emperor could
avoid making a statement of facts, such
facts as he stated and states must ba
true. I hope that the recommendation
made by Li Hung Chang that the Min
isters should either be sent to Tien Tsin
or be placed in telegraphic communica
tion with their Governments will obtain.
I am a great friend of Sir Robert Hart
and I knew he was still alive; but I
wanted to convince his friends in this
country, and I tried hard to get a cipher
telegram from him. At last Sheng told
me the legations were surrounded and
it was impossible to get in or out with
out permission from the throne. I havo
applied to the throne and hope to get
permission in a few days. Consequently
u mav soon hone to hear direct from
"It must be borne in mind that besides
the Boxers' there Is a large force of ir
regular troops in Pekln, neither regulars
nor rebels, but very dangerous to he Im
perial Government. Therefore J would ad
vise the alled forces not to proceed with
out pour parlers with certain high offi
cials who are acquainted with things. I
see talk of vengeance upon the Chinese.
If you, could secure those who are actu
ally responsible for the Boxer move
ment I would say nothing, but Is it
possible for the allies to make the elec
tion? "Ll Hung Chang's statement that the
lives of the Ministers would be endan
gered by such an advance is not a pleco
of diplomacy, but a serious prediction for
the consequence's of such an action. Gen
eral Lung Tuh Slang Is known to be
anti-foreign in his sentiments,' but we
cannot dispense with his services; and
having a large number of soldiers under
him, he might order a European massa
cre, which the Emperor and Empress
would be unable to prevent.
"My object now Is to advise the allies
not to do any act of vengeance, but to
restore peace and to secure guarantees
for the future. This can bestbe done
by co-operating with Li Hung Chang. If
you push- on to Fekln. I believe you will
provoke a general ri3ing throughSurtie'
empire, the rrsqtt of .which wlllbe the
destruction or the, lives and property"of
foreigners everywhere." "
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
An undated message received at Tien Tsin from
Minister Conger confirms the previous report
of his safety The Minister has provisions
for several weeks, but is short of ammuni
tion. The Unltod States Go-emment favors an Im
mediate advance upon Pekln, but its repre
sentations are answered from Europe that
the campaign cannot oe begun before tho
last week In August General Chaffee haa
full power, and the Government has' confi
dence In his ability to meet any situation
that may -arise
Lord Salisbury told United States Ambassador
Choate at London jesfrday that he ac
quiesced In Secretary Hay's desire that the
advance on Pekln be undertaken as speedily
as possible Lord Salisbury has no Intention
of bargaining with China until the besieged
Ministers axe safe under their own military
The fact that the Ministers at Pekln are held
as hostages perplexes the allies. It is feared
that If the International forces advance the
Chinese will, if defeated, retreat to Pekln
and put all the remaining foreigners to
A dispatch received at Rome says the Chinese
Goernment is holding 600 Europeans as
All late reports from Pekln agree that tho at
tack on the legations has ceased. The Jap
anese Minister writes under date of July 10
that the Chinese authorities are apparently
disposed to negotiate.
The Tsung 11 Tamun refuses to deliver mes
sages In cipher to the Ministers at Pekin.
Chinese troops bombarded Blagvestchensk, the
capital of Amur. Julj 20 and 2S The Rus
sians have burned several villages.
In moving an address to the Queen with refer
ence to the assassination of Kins Humbert.
Lord Salisbury declared in the British House
of Lords yesterday that society Is threat
ened by the depth of human villainy that is
beneath its surface
Italian troops took the oath of allegiance to
their neW King at Rome yesterday. There
was great enthusiasm.
Anent the death of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg
and Gotha, German newspapers discuss the
undesirablllty of allowing a German state to
become an English heirloom passing from
hand to hand.
A largo number of jouflg men of Martinique
have petitioned President Loubet of France
for arms and passage to enable them to pro
ceed to South Africa to fight for the Boers.
The Treasury Department is sending out the
new 2 per cent bonds issued to take the
place of the old issue. Of the latter, $320,
6S0.000 have been surrendered.
A leak In drjdock No 2, Brooklyn Jfavy yard,
has caused a great amount of damage.
John Clark RIdpath, the historian, died at New
Tork last o enlng.
The Antl - Imperialistic League has written
Senator Hoar a letter condemning him for
his decision to support President McKlnley
Chairman Jones has called a conference of
Democrats to meet at "Washington to dis
cuss the situation In New Tork. He thinks
the several factions In that state will work
harmoniously for Bryan and Stevenson.
Both Humes and Frlnk claim to havo carried
King County, "Wash , for Republican Guber
Lightning killed stock and did other damage
near Centralla, Wash, jestsrda.
It Is officially announced that no citizen loses
rights through the recent marking of the
temporary Alaska boundary line.
Marion County, Oregon, prunegrowers expect a
good price for'thelr product this season.
Nearly all the truck drivers strike for J2 00 a
Promoters of Klamath Railway prepa for
Longshoremen's strike weakens. ,
G. A. R. Veterans'-- encampment begins at
FORWARD TO PEKIN
United States Government
Favors Immediate Advance.
GEN. CHAFFEE HAS FULL POWER
Great Britain Acquiesces in Secre
tary Hay's SusrsestionvThat Forces
Be Sent to the Capital.
WASHINGTON, July 3L Doubt haa
given way to a feeling akin to certainty
that the Legatloners at Pekln and the
gallant marines who managed to reach
the Chinese capital just in the nick of
time were not only alive July 23, but in
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all probability are still altve, and likely
to remain so until they are released from
their state of siege. Tho officials here
feel certain that tha attack by the Chi
nese on the Legations will not be "re
newed. They are convinced that the
counsels of the Viceroys In the great
Southern and Central Provinces and the
advice of Ll Hung Chang have had ef
fect, and that whoever Is still In power
at Pekln, whether Emperor, Empress,
Shlng, Tuan or Tung, has now been made
to see the necessity for the preservation
of the Legations.
The officials here, while anxious that
the movement on Pekln shall begin at
once, do not attach credence to the ru.
mor mentioned by General Chaffee that
the forward march was to begin today.
There are two reasons for their incredu
lity. In the first place, Chaffee's forces,
his splendid cavalry and his battalion of
artillery, are exactly what are needed to
strengthen a weak spot In the interna
tional column. In the second place and
Information on this point comes through
European channels some of the foreign
commanders are still of the opinion that
they cannot begin the campaign before
the last week In August at the earliest
Tho United States Government has not
acceded to this view, and is relaxing no
effort to bring about a change of plana
on this point. But our representations
have been met by the almost unanswer
able argument that the decision of this
Important question properly should be left
to the military commanders on the spot
who must bear the responsibility for the
outcome of the expedition.
A rather startling proposition was ad
vanced today, which, If adopted, might
put at once to tho test the Chinese pro
fession that the Boxers, and not the Chi
nese Government are responsible for
what has happened In Pekin. This was
to the effect that tho Chinese Govern
ment should be informed that the Inter
national force was prepared to take that
government at Its word and to Join
forces with it In crushing out the Insur
rection. The kernel of just such a propo
sition Is to be found In the last condi
tion laid down by the President In his
reply to the appeal of the Emperor,
Kwang Hsu, ai. 1M3 may be a develop
ment In that direction speedily.
Secretary Root says that nothing has
been received from China, either official
ly or unofficially, which necessitates any
change In the Instructions given Major
General Chaffee. If there is any advance
on Pekln, it Is presumed that such of
the United States forces as are now ready
will participate In the movement If dis
patches are received at Tien Tsin from
Mr. Conger or others in the legation at
Pekin which chango the existing condi
tions, Major-General Chaffee will act in
accordance with such Information. The
Secretary says General Chaffee has full
power, and has been entrusted with the
command of the United States forces be
cause of the confidence the Government
has in his ability to meet, any situation
that may arise.
It is evident from the dispatches re
celved from General Chaffee that only a
portion of his force can be utilized if
an Immediate advance Is made. It Is not
believed that all of the equipments of
the last expedition sent from Manila have
been landed, and it is, of course, appar
ent that the horses and most of the
equipment of the Sixth Cavalry are still
at sea. The Ninth Infantry and the two
battalions of the Fourteenth Infantry,
together with tho marines, are the only
troops of the United States- actually avail
able on Chinese service at thfs time.
GREAT BRITAIN INDORSES HAY.
Advance on Pelcin and No Parlevlns
LONDON, July 3L The United States
Ambassador, Joseph H. Choate, saw Lord
Salisbury this evening, and ascertained
his views with regard to the changes in
the Chinese situation brought about by
the direct dispatches from Pekln. Lord
Salisbury assured Mr. Choate that Great
Britain had no intention of delaying the
advance on Pekln. nor, so far as he knew,
had any other power. Lord Salisbury en
tirely acquiesced In Secretary Hay's de
sire that the advance be undertaken as
speedily as possible. He had no Intention
of bargaining with China in any way,
shape or form until the Ministers were
safe under their own military escort.
The Associated Press correspondent
here understands that China is making
strenuous efforts to come to some agree
ment with the powers, previous to hand
ing over the Ministers, but this will not
be considered for a moment. Onc& Pekln
has been reached and the Ministers hae
regained their liberty, the powers have
agreed, aggression will cease and repara
tion will become a matter of negotiation.
Lord Salisbury believes It may still be
proved that the Chinese Government la
not responsible for tho attacks on the le
gations except in so far as all govern-
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menta are responsible for the mainte
nance ol order.
It is expected that within a few days
free communication will be established
with the Ministers in Pekin.
Situation of the Besieged in Pelcin
WASHINGTON, July 31. Adjutant
General Corbin today received a dispatch
from Lieutenant-Colonel Coolldge, com
manding the Ninth Infantry at Tien Tsin.
It came by way of Che Foo, and is as
"Tien Tsin. July 27. The following let
ter of Lieutenant-Colonel Shlba. military
attache at the Legation of Pekln, dated
July 23, arrived at Tien Tsin, July 25, at
9 o'clock in the evening:
" 'Pekin. July 22. Evening. We are all
awaiting Impatiently the arrival of. the
reinforcing army. When are you coming?
All the legations have been blockaded
since the 13th of last month, and since
the 20th we have been attacked continual
ly, night and day, by the Chinese soldiers
from more than 10 encampments. By a
supreme effort we are still defending. We
are dally awaiting with the greatest an
xiety the arrival of reinforcements, and
If you cannot reach here In less than a
week's time, it is probable that we shall
be unable to hold out any longer. The
Emperor and the Empress Dowager ap
pear to be still at Pekln? Were our re
inforcements to arrive, It Is very proba
ble that they would flee to Wan Shoshan.
Killed and wounded up to date: Eight
killed, one a Captain of Infantry and an
Ambassador's attache; seven seriously
wounded, the first secretary of the lega
tion being one of the 20 slightly wounded.
The number of Europeans killed Is 60 In
JAPANESE HOLDING OUT.
Minister Reports That the Chinese
Are Disposed to Negotiate.
WASHINGTON, July 3L The Japanese
Consul at Tien Tsin telegraphed on the
27th Inst a dispatch dated the 19th from
the Japanese Minister at Pekin to the
Foreign Office at Toklo which had
reached ther.e by courier on the 25th. The
"Japanese marines and others continue
under the command of the military at
tache, Lieutenant-Colonel Shlha, to resist
tho repeated attacks of Lung Tuh Slang's
troops. I think we can hold out, though
the task Is by no means an easy one,
until we are relieved by the division of
Japanese troops which I hear, through
a special messenger, will arrive at Tien
Tsin by the end of this month. The
Chinese have stopped firing since the 17th,
and the Chinese authorities are appar
ently disposed to open negotiations. At
tache Kojlma, Captain Ando, of the im
perial army: H. Hakamura and five ma
rines have been killed, while Narabara,
second secretary of the Legation, a stu
dent and six marines have been wounded,
though not mortally. Many others have
also, been slightly wounded."
Will Command the Marine Forces.
WASHINGTON, July 31. Colonel Henry
C. Cochrane, commandant of the Ma
rine Barracks at Boston, has been or
dered to China to take command of the
marine forces In that country, aggregat
ing about 1500 men, Including those on
their way from San Francisco. He will
start Immediately for San Francisco, and
will take passage on the Army transport
Warren, scheduled to leave there Au
Legations Eagerly Airalting Relief.
ROME, July 31. The commander of the
Italian cruiser Elbe, at Tien Tsin, 're
ceived the following telegram today from
the Japanese attache at Pekln, dated
The Legations are eagerly awaiting
relief. They cannot hold out long. Sixty
Europeans have been killed."
HELD AS HOSTAO
Situation ofths Ministers Per
plexes the Allies.
EFFECT IF THE FORCES ADYANCS
Fear That If the Chinese Are De
feated They "Will Retreat to Petla
and Kill All Europeans.
LONDON. Aug. L 4 A. M.A sensational
Shanghai correspondent still hints that
the Chinese are juggdng with dates, but
in face of the constantly accumulating
evidence that the Ministers were safe
July 22 and despite the omission from alt
the dispatches of anxiously desired In
formation regarding the real situation,
political or otherwise at Pekln, thera aro
very few In London who do not bollav
the dispatches genuine and reliable
The allies now confront a moat diffi
cult and dangerous problem. Without
doubt the Ministers are held by the Chi
nese as hostages; and the outcome of tho
advance on Pekln, which in all probabil
ity has already begun, will be awaited
with intense anxiety.
Today's dispatches show that the allies,
notably the Japanese, have been pushing
their preparations with feverish haste, or
ganizing a service of pack cars, trains
and junks. It is reported from Berlin
that Lieutenant-General von Lessel, com
manding the German forces In China,
whom Emperor William ha3 just pro
moted to the rank of General, command
ing an army corps, has been selected aa
Commander-in-Chief of the allied forces.
The Chinese are strongly entrenched at
Wang Tsun, from which position, how
ever, It la believed they can be ejected
without great difficulty. Tho danger la
that if defeated there, the Chinese will
retire on Pekln and put the remainder of
the Europeans to death. It is also posslblo
that the advance of the allies will be
tho signal for the Chinese authorities to
compel all foreigners to quit the capital.
In which event they might become tho
prey'of the fanatical Boxers.
The feeling of the newspapers here Is
that nothing whatever should now delay
the advance, and that no negotiations of
any kind should be countenanced until
the allied troops should reach Pekln and
assure themselves regarding the fate of
The latest advices from Tien Tain an
nounce that the Russians and Japanese
are scouting In the direction of Bejr-Tang.
Tho .Japanese commander, -Yamachuchl,
expects Yang Tsun to be taken "w,tthin
The Governor of Shan Tung says the
British Consul's message was sent to Sir
Claude MacDonald, whose reply was
handed to tho Tsung 11 Yamun July 25.
A special dispatch from Tien Tsin says
the missionaries report that all the Ameri
cans in lekin and Tung Chau are sate,
but their property has been destroyed.
The Tokio correspondent of the Dally
Telesraph, wiring: vegterday say's:
".kwang Ksu reported to have sent a
second dispatch to Emperor Nicholas, ad
mittlng that state- of war exUts at
Tien 'lain, but that the Russians are fully
protected at the open ports. The Chinese
Emperor adds that the disturbances In
Manchuria were caused by a rebellious
General In Amur; that he has instructed
the Chinese Generals to refrain from hos
tilities, and that he desires the Czar to
reiprocate his action."
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times says: "The general aspect of tho
situation confirms the opinion that tho
Manchu party, fearing the effect of fur
ther violent measures, rely on Ll Hung
Chang's negotiations to prevail upon the
powers to forego vengeance in return for
the release of the survivors."
It is reported from an unofficial but
unusually reliable source that the Chi
nese Minister at St Petersburg -wired to
Ll Hung Chang intimating the possibility
of obtaining favorable terms of settle
ment from Russia If Cnina would adopt
a conciliatory attitude and compel a ces
sation of the attacks on the Legations.
Thereupon, according to this informant,
Li Hung Chang memoralized the throne,
representing that he was III and unable to
come to Pekln, but urging that every
endeavor be made to send the Ministers
to Tien Tsin and to insure the safety of
foreigners and missionaries.
Tien Tsin wires that General Sir Alfred
Gazellee and staff, together with largo
foreign reinforcements, arrived there July
Important additional confirmation of
the safety of the Legations was received
In London this evening by Mr. Duncan
Campbell, representative in Europe of the
Chinese customs service, from the Com
missioner of Customs at Che Foo, In the
shape of a Pekin dispatch not dated, but
believed to have been written on July 2L.
signed by both Sir Robert Hart Inspector-General
of Customs, and Robert
Bredon, Deputy Inspector-General, to tho
"Staff and family still safe."
This has been confirmed by the Com
missioner or Customs in Shanghai, who
telegraphed last evening: "Authentic, inspector-General
FIGHTING AT NEW CHWANG.
Russians Drove the Chinese From
SHANGHAI, July 31. Private advices
from New Chwang, dated July 22, say
tho Russians attacked the Chinese out
side settlements yesterday morning. The
engagement lasted one hour and a half.
The Chinese bolted from their stockades,
but the Russians, after holding them for
a short time, returned to their own set
tlement The Chinese say they won, hav
ing driven back the Russians. The Rus
sians had four wounded, and the Chinese
six killed and 10 wounded. All the busi
ness houses In New Chwang are closed.
There is no confirmation of tho reported
taking of these forts.
SEC HUNDRED HOSTAGES.
Their Probable Kate After War Haa
ROME, Aug. L A dispatch received
here says: "The Chinese Government in
detaining 600 Europeans as hostages. In
cluding the Ministers and their familii
and the members of the Legations."
It is believed here that when war 1s
officially declared these will be ordered to
leave Pekin within- 24 hours. They will
then be at the mercy of the Boxers.
China, it is thought, will consider that
war has been declared as soon as the
allies begin to march on Pekin.
Shao U'n Mlnslon Destroyed.
BOSTON, July 3L The American Board
received a dispatch today from Rev. J.
E. Walker, of Foo Chow, saying:
"A mob destroyed the Shao Wu prop
erty. The Christians were plundered."
Shao Wu Is the Interior station of tho
American Board mission in Foo Chow.
Rev. G. Milton Gardner and Dr. W. L.
Bliss, who belong to the Saao Wu sta
tion, are now on furlough In the United
States, and all the other missionaries are
at the coa3t for the usual Summer real.