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HAVANA Aug. 6 The new marriage
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law prohibited ecclesiastical marriages,
recognising only the cill ceremony.
After much consideration and taking Into
account the best opinion of ecclesiastical
and political functionaries here, Governor
General "Wood directs that the ecclesiasti
cal ceremony be recognised, as on a
basis of legality like that upon which It
Tests in the United States. From Monday
next, therefore, parties wishing to marry
may go throuch the ecclesiastical or civil
ceremor;, or both, at their own option.
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TO REVIVE IRON TRADE.
Bessemer Plants "Will Shut Down to
J Work Off Surplus.
' CLEVELAND, Aug. 6. At a meeting of
' the Bessemer Association today It was
decided, wlth the object of preventing an
other decline- In the price of plgr iron,
that all the furnaces producing bessemer
pig Iron should go out of blast Septem
ber L with the excxeptlon of furnaces of
the Brier Hill Iron Company and the M.
F. Andrews-Hitchcock Co.. at Youngs
town, O The members of the Bessemer
Association say this stop Is necessary.
Not a ton of this Iron has been con
tracted In several weeks, and, notwith
standing a reduction of JS a ton In the
price. It cannot be sold. It Is hoped
that tho shut-down will result In a restor-
I atlon of prices by working off the surplus
ALLIES MUST FIGHT
Advance to. Relief of Pekin
Will Not Be a Walk Over.
MINISTERS WERE SAFE AUGUST j
"Will Wot Be Used as Hostages Rus
sia and United States to Uphold
the Integrity of China.
TIEN" TGIN, Sunday, Aug. , 8 A. M.,
via Shanghai, Aug. 7. This morning: at
daylight 18,000 allies attacked the Chinese
at Pelt Sang and forced the enemy from
the trenches. The Americans who par
ticipated were the Ninth and Fourteenth
Regiments, Rellly's Battery and the Ma
rines. A heavy battle is still in progress.
LONDON, Aug. 7, 3:40 A. M. "Th ad
vance of the allied forces commenced to
day," cables the British Consul at Tien
Tsln, under date of August 4. This is the
first official Information received here
that the attempt to rellee Pekin has
begun. It Is accepted as correct The
British Consul does not mention - any
fighting, but the Shanghai correspondent
of the Daily Mall, telegraphing-' Sunday,
"The Pekin relief column Is reported to
have suffered a check. The Chinese are
said to have adopted Tugela tactics, and
after several hours of fighting, to have
This is the only message received In
London, this morning bearing on the re
ports of Admiral Bemey and Commander
Taussig, regarding an engagement at Pelt
Sang. The fact that the advance did not
begin until Saturday Is taken to strength
en the acounts of a battle Sunday.
In the same cablegram which was read
In the House of Commons the Consul at
Tien Tsin says: "News from the Japan
ese Legation has been received up to
August 1." Therefore the edicts announc
ing the safety of the Ministers on that
date are confirmed.
Yesterday the Chinese Minister, Chi
Chen Leh Feng. LUh. communicated to
Lord Salisbury a message from the Tsung
11 Yamun, dated July 31, reiterating the
statement that the Ministers were safe on
that date and recounting the friendly
relations existing between them and the
Tamun, as well as reporting the send
ing of supplies to the Legations by the
Yamun. The message contains this Im
portant statment: "A successful termina
tion of the conference with the Ministers
for their conveyance under escort to Tien
Tsln Is expected, but on account of the
irecommencement, of hostilities at Tien
Tsln code telegrams for transmission to
the representatives are considered unde
sirable." This appears to confirm the
statement that the Chinese will not en
deavor to stop the march to Pekin by
-using the Ministers as hostages
xno jLvOKai Anzeiger, or joernn, pud
"quotes ' him as
sl not, "in any - cfrcum-
that China must not, in any
jstances, cede any more 'territory to any
power. In reply to a question why the
rebellion was not put down, Earl LI is
reported as having said: "I blame Prince
Tuan, the, Empress Dowager and the
whole P,ekln Government. But for their
lack of energy the situation would never
have become so serious "
The St Petersburg correspondent of the
Dally Mall says: "Active negotiations are
proceeding between Russia and. the
United States, the-probable outcome of
which will be a resolution to uphold, un
conditionally, the Integrity of China."
A Shanghai correspondent of the same
paper says that the Americins there are
urging the appointment of General Mac
Arthur as Commander-in-Chief of the
The Standard's Shanghai representa
tive, writing Sunday, says: "It is clear
that the march- to the relief of Pekin
will be anything but a walkover. Japan
ese scouts have discovered a large force
of Chinese southwest of Tien Tsln, and
another large force In the vicinity of
Lu Tai, to the eastward. It is learned
now that the members of the Tsung 11
Yamun who were put to death for their
alleged pro-foreign proc'lvltles were not
beheaded, but were cut in twain, this
being the severest penalty under the Man
chu code. Sheng declares that the Grand
Council at Pekin was ignorant of the or
ders for the execution."
A Shanghai special, dated August 6,
says: "LI Hung Chang has officially in
formed the Consuls that the Ministers
left Pokln for Tien Tsln last Friday, Au
gust 3. -with General Lung In command
of the escort The Consuls are bv no
means disposed to credit Earl Li's state
ment. All other reports that have
reached London up to this hour Indicate
that the Ministers have not left Pekin."
HATRED t OF FOREIGNERS.
The Seat of All the Trouble In
BDBLIN. Aug G. The German Foreign
Office announces tonight that It had no
China nows, and that It doubted whether
the advance of the allied forces from
Tien Tsln 'had begun.
The Lokal Anselger publishes an Inter
view which Dr. Zaker, Its special China
correspondent, had with LI Hung Chang
at Canton on July 5 Earl LI told the
correspondent that the Boxers would not
rebel and were loyal to the royal house.
This movement he explained, was di
rected chiefly against native Christians
who had been using International protec
tion to oppress the Boxers. "With refer
ence to the missionaries, he said: "It Is
my firm conviction that the missionaries
are alwavs In danger, for the relations
between the Chinese population and for
eigners have been the cause of nearly all
tho troubles and will always continue to
Earl Li went on to say that Chinese
hatred of foreigners had been Increased
of late through the action of the power?,
.particularly In the seizure of Klao Chou,
which Tie described as "an exorbitant pen
alty for a couple of missionaries."
Referring to the murder of Baron von
Ketteler, German Minister at Pekin. he
cave positive assurance that neither
Prince Tuan nor any other member of
tnp Kovcmmcnt Knew or the lntpndefl
kllllnc. and he also declared that Baron
von Ketteler was not murdered because a
German, but because a foreigner: In a
word, he was a victim of the Chinese
hatred of foreigners. "The Chinese Gov
ernment Is not stronr enough to put
down the Boxers." ald Earl Li. "but the
thoutrht of accepting assistance from the
powers to put them down Is extremely
renuimant to the government"
In reolv to a auestlcn as to who was
at tbe head of the central government,
be said It was administered by Prince
Tuan, In tho name of th Emperor.
Protest Ajralnst Expnlslon.
BERLIN, Aug. 6. The Leitislc Tage
blatt says the Forolira Office has prom
ised the Protestant League to make rep-
resentatlons to the Austrian Government
against the expulsion of Protestant
clergymen from Austria.
FIVE KILLED, TWO INJURED
Passenger Train Crashes Into a
Freight on the Cotton Belt.
PINE BLUFF, Ark., Aug. 6. A col
lision occurred on the St. LouTs South
"Western (Cotton Belt Railroad), at Au
rlch, 40 miles north of here, in which
five men -were killed and two seriously
The dead are: C. A. Againey, brake
man, Jonesboro, Ark.; Frank Sample,
conductor. Pine Bluff: Luther, brake
man, Thayer, Mo.; unknown brakeman,
Thayer, Mo.; unknown telegraph oper
ator. The Injured are: James T. Frazer, frac
tured arm and badly bruised; C. A. Ellis,
fireman, seriously Injured.
Fast freight No. 54 took the siding to
allow south-bound passenger train No. 3
to pass. The switch failed to work,, and
the passenger train crashed into the
WAPtto"wlNQ TBECBEKpinPttJJSErKT SnUlTARY, OPERjVTIOKS BETTVEEtf TIEJT TSIN AND PEKIN.
, -r : s
caboose of the freight train at f uU speed,
killing or Injuring the occupants. The
passenger engine and baggage car were
turned over and are complete wrecks.
Collided "With an Engine. '
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Augv7.-rThe Monon
passenger train, leaving here at 12:40
this morning, collided with an engine
running at South Raub, seven miles
south. Henry "Whltsill, engineer, was
severely scalded, and James Hudlow, en
gineer of the passenger train, was In
stantly killed, and some of the passen
gers severely injured. Three passengers'
were killed, their names being unknown.
It is Impossible to get particulars at
Ohio Merchant Drowned.
TOLEDO, O., Aug. 6 Fred Berdan, a
prominent merchant and capitalist of this
city, was accidentally drowned while fish
ing at Middle Bass Island tonight.
MANEUVERS A SUCCESS.
British Bicycle Volunteers Check a
Sham Invndiner Army.
LONDON, Aug. 6. Major-General J. F.
Maurice, commanding the "Woolwich -district,
who superintended the experiment
In connection with the volunteer maneu
vers, which began Saturday, of holding 40
roads In the North of Sussex with sev
eral thousand cyclists, the Idea being to
check an Invading army until the British
troops of all arms could collect In large
numbers nearer London, reports that tho
cyclist defenders have successfully re7
pelled the supposititious invaders. The
result Is regarded as establishing the su
perior mobility of cycle forces.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
Allies defeated In a battle with the Chinese.
Pases 1 and 2.
Prince Tuan and LI Fin Hong" in control of
affairs at Pokln Page 1.
Besieged Ministers were safe August 1. Page 1.
Russia and United States negotiating to up
hold the .Integrity of China Page 1.
Li Huns Chans has officially notified the Con
suls at Shanchal that the Ministers left
Pekin under escort Friday. Page 1.
General Miles volunteers to go to China.
Transport Logan arrives at San FranclscOrWlth
refugees from Tien Tsln. Page 3. t
After next Monday religious marriages will bo
legal In Cuba Page 1.
Japanese Government prohibits the emigration
of laborers to the United States and Canada.
British are slowly closing in on President
Stern and General Dewet Page 2.
Assassin who had designs on the life of Italy J
new .tung arresiea. jr-ago a. .
Democrats sweep Alabama. Page 1.
Brjan starts for Indianapolis to be formally
notified of his nomination Page 2.
Bondsmen talk freelr but Postmaster Rlddell
remains silent In regard to The Dalles post
office complications. Page 4. r
New parasite discovered which desttroys army
worm. Page 0.
Good prospect for Southern Pacific Railroad to
build line to Klamath Falls. Page 4.
Rich strlko made in the Concord group of mines
In Sumpter district. Page 4.
Ex-Government official claims reports of dis
ease in Cape Nome section are untrue.
General Dai Id B Henderson. Speaker (of the
House of Representatives, visited the mouth
of the Columbia. Paje S.
The Third Presbyterian Church baa been robbed
of Ub communion set. Page 8.
Protests are made against tho new "blanket"
license, and Its provisions are misunderstood.
HINA MAY WEAKEN
Optimists Regard Peit Sang
Battle as a Lesson.
OTHERS SAY IT BEGINS A WAR
Power of Prince Ttmn and Li Fins
Hong in Pelcin Viewed "With
"WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. The announce
ment received through Rear-Admiral
Romey and Commander Taussig of re
ported heavy fighting on the river be
yond Tien Tsln was the news of inter
est in the Chinese situation today. Little
doub,t was "expressed at tho "Navy De
partment that the news waa substan
tially 'correct. It Is probable a later re
port may reduce, the list of casualties
among the International forces, but It la
evident that the move On Pekin Is at last
fairly under way, and. that strongop
posltlon has been encountered. The "War
Department .'officials -who have-been reti
cent for several days as to newsfrom. the
seat of war admitted today; when the
naval dispatches were received that th$
announcement of the battle was not un
expected. Opinion among the various officials now
In Washington Is somewhat divided as io
just .what is presaged by today's events.
The more optimistic are Inclined to think
that such a severe blow as 'the Chinese
must have received at Pelt Sang will re
sult In the speeds disintegration of the
jforces now opposing the march of the
International column. In line with' this,
it was predicted that the Chinese Gov
ernment would find meaps to send the
Ministers, from- Pekin under escort and
,thus stave off the advance upon the cap
ital On the Qtherhand.a number of of
ficers in a position to judge equally well
held that the fight at Pelt Sang Is only
the becinnlng of a strenuous "resistance
that will be continued to the gates of
Pekin or beyond. It was ursjed In sup
port of this view that the Chinese had
100 men to lose against one of the allies:
that they were well armed with modern
guns and had apparently ' an abundance
of ammunition ,
It is stated that much 'apprehension ex
ist among those conversant with Orient
al affairs at the reappearance In Pekin
politics of that rabid and anti-foreign
fan-itif. Li Ping Hong. It Is understood
that his appearance in Pekin affairs may
have hadsompthlng-to do with the Shang
hai rumors of Li Hunc Chang's suicide.
It is certain that with Li "Ping Hone and
Prince Tuan In control of the de facto
government In China, a religious war of
dervlsh-llke fanaticism probably will be
waged against all foreigners, and friends
of the more liberal Chinese statesmen
are exceedingly anxious as to their fate
under the Tuan-Ll regime.
Tho "War Department Is in receipt of a
dispatch from General MacArthnr an
nouncing that he has shipped additional
artillery sunnlles to Taku for use tn the
Chinese campaign. These" supplies In
clude several Gatllng guns and the re
mainder of the rifle and Howitzer slece
train from Manila, which up to date haa
remained useless In the Phllinplnes. on
account of the bad roads. How much
better General Chaffee may be able to
handle the slee guns through the al
most Impassable rice swamps of China
no one at the "War Department was will
ing to guess, but his recent dispatch con
tained an urgent appeal for more ar
tlllerv, pnd'he'ls getting It The experts
at 'the "War DeDartment say that If It
.oomes to a bombardment of Pekin these
five-Inch rifles and seven-inch Howitzers,
with their enormous bursting charges or
.. .j,,..!..,.. .jjj j,a tn1 most effective
battering weapons in the International
Minister Wu lft "Washington on Satur
day for Cane Mav. and remained awav
from "Washington today, although he had
been expected to return Sunday night.
Th Chinese legation wore an air of
rtenoiation ana desertion throughout the
day. and nil interronratlons of the Chi
nese in charre "were met with the re
sponse that there was no news or any
sign of any.
One Vessel Front Portland in Sep
tember and Another in October.
"WASHINGTON. Aug. 8. The Quarter
master's Department has made out the
following schedule for the sailing of ships
earning animals for Chlnose and Phil
ippine service, together with the -number
of. animals each ship will carry. The total
number of animals is 5403:
Klntuck-800. August 25, from Seattle;
Arab 600, August 30, from Seattle; Thyra
600, September 1, from Portland; Port Al
bert, September 1. from. Seattle; "Westmin
ster S50, September 1, from Seattle; WU
helmlna 700, September 5 from Seattle?
Oopack 850, September 15, from Seattle;
Conemaugh 375, October 1. from San
Francisco; Leelanaw 255, October 1. from
San Francisco; Lennox 470, October L
WHIT GEUJIAST IS SLOW.
Canned. Meats Are Scarce Every
where in the Empire.
"WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. The provision
ing of Germany's naval forces for the
China campaign has been greatly Inter
fered with by the scarcity of canned meats
In the empire, according to a report to
the State Pepartment of United States
Consul Pitcalrn. at Hamburg. The naval
authorities at Kiel,, he says, are compelled
to buy canned meats at a high price In
foreign countries because of the Inability
of Germany to supply home demands.
Consul Pltcairn transmits an article pub
lished In a Denmark, newspaper telling of
an order for 10,000 pounds of sausage
placed by the German Government for
use on the China squadron. Ha also sends
an 'article published In a Hamburg news
paper, giving further evidence of the
straits to which Germany 13 brought In
supplying- her ships'. crews bound for Chi
nese waters with meat American canned
meats, the 'latter article says, have been
used largely In supplying the German
navy. The army, it states, Is supplied by
two large meat companies at Spandau,
'and there Is urgent necessity for creat
, lhg new plants and extending the old ones
to such a degree that the provisioning of
both the Army and navy can be accom
plished by the home Industry alone.
ENGLAND'S COLONIAL FORCES.
Auatrnlia "Will Send Men and a Gun
boat. LONDON, . Aug. ' 6. The Parliamentary
Secretary of the Foreign Office, Mr. Brod
erlck. said In the House of Commons to
day that the government had no Infor
mation regarding the reported advance
of British and other relief forces toward
Pekin, nor as to the present position of
the foreign missions there, adding that
communications from the Legations and
relief forces had to be borne by runners.
Tho First Lord of the Admiralty, Mr.
Goschen. said the colonial contingents In
China would consist 'of 200 officers and
men from Victoria, 300 officers and men
from New South Wales, and a gunboat
and 112 officers and men from South
Australia. The cost, he added, would be
partly borne by the colonies.
Meat for American Soldlera.
CHICAGO, Aug. 6. Chicago packers to
day were asked by the Government to
furnish 2,000,000 pounds of meats within 20
days for the American soldiers In the Ori
ent. This Is said to be the largest requi
sition ever Issued by the Government of
the United States.
GOLD EXCHANGE REDUCED.
General MacArthnr May Take Steps
Acnlnst Manila Banks.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. The War De
partment Is considering a remedy for
the action of tho three Manila banks
,whlch have combined to reduce arbitrarily
tho rate of exchange on American gold.
This action on the part of the hanks
Is taken, It is said, on account of the
disturbed condition In China, which, the
banks say, has lnpreased the value of the
Mexican dollar. Complaints nave been
made by the authorities In Manila, and
It Is probable that the War Depart
ment will authorize General MacArthur
to take measurea to gain against the
action of the banks and nave the rate
on sliver fixed In the Philippines as by
the Treasury Department here.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. Today's state
ment of the Treasury balances In the
general funds, exclusive of the J13O.00O.O0O
gold reserve- In the division of redemp
Available cash balance 1,115,673
Declined Vkttt Heath's Place.
CHICAGO, Aug. 6. Frank B. Loudln.
of Chicago, was asked by Controller of
the Currency Dawes today whether he
would consider an offer of First Assistant
Postmaster-General, the place recently
vacated by Perry S. Heath, when he be
came secretary of the Republican Na
tional Committee. Mr. Loudln declared
that his affairs would not admit of ac
ceptance. Cyclone in the United Kingdom.
LONDON. Aug. 7, 2 A. M. A cyclone
has prevailed throughout the United
Kingdom since early last evening. Loss
of life on land and sea and the destruc
tion of shipping and other property are
FIRM FOR EXPANSION
Senator Morgan Not Daunted
by Taunts of Jingoism.
ASSERTS OUR RIGHTS IN CHINA
His Re-election to the Senaia As
sured toy the Democratic) Victory
in Alabama Yesterday
"WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. Senator Mor
gan, who has always been an expansion.
1st. and although called a. jingo by feV
low-Democrats, Is for expansion nO"sr,
says that Imperialism, or expansion, 3
not the paramount Issue before the coun
try, and cannot be made so by the dec
laration of any party. Morgan la a man
who was not only earnestly in favor of
acquiring Hawaii, but he believes In hold,
ing. the Philippines. He would Insist upon
our rights In China, and would send an
Immense force there, no matter what th
cost, to sustain them. Notwithstanding
these views f Morgan, the Democrat of
Alabama will give him their unanimous
vote for the. Senate.
DEMOCRATS CARRY ALABAMA.
Constitutional Convention "Will Dis
franchise the Negro.
BmMINGHAM. Ala.. Aug. 6. A general
election for state and county officers and
for members of the General Assembly
was held in Alabama today and a large
majority was returned for the Demo
cratic ticket, headed by "William J. Sam
ford, of Lee County, for Governor, who
will be Inaugurated Governor, December
1. The Republicans. Populists and Pro
hibitionists, besides the Democrats, had
tickets in the field, but the returns so
fas. Indicate a victory of the Democrats by
an overwhelming majority. The Demo
crats have also gained several members
of the General Assembly. The Populists
and Republicans will together possibly
have 12 of the 133 members of the Legis
lature, a loss of about 50 per cent. Tho
Democrats have elected county officers in
several counties which have hitherto been
General apathy marked the election and
a light vote was cat. It Is estimated by
tne Democratic committees that the ma
I jorlty will be more than 50,000. The elec
I tlon was regarded as a test on the mooted
question of holding a constitutional con
vention, -which !? favored by the Demo
crats, and the increased faiajorities are
taken to Indicate that the people are
favorable to the holding of a convention
which will eliminate the negro from poll
tic?. The Legislature, which meets In Decem
ber, will elect Senator Morgan to suc
ceed himself, and will be called upon to
legislate upon importt matters.
Tn the Ninth district Cansressman Un
derwood was nominated without opposi
tion to succeed himself.
In the special election in thn 'Eltfhth
district Judge "William Richardson, of
h3Xfir!onVCountr.swas cScted to succeed
General Joseph "Wheeler, who reslnmed hn
j-seat in Confess.
HEAVY THUNDER STORM.
Yachts Dracgeil From Their Moor
ings on Lnlfe Cbnmplaln.
PLATTSBTJRG. N. T".. Aug. 5, The se
verest wind, rain and th"-dfr storm ever
experienced In this section boke over
this clU- tor!g-t Th Lake Ch-m-laln
Yacht Club held Is annurl race meet
here todny. and tonl-bt the fleet anchored
In the bay near Hrtl Champliln. at
Bluff Point. The storm struck tbe fleet,
and roanv of the vachti were dragged
from their moorlncs. The Valhalla,
owne-1 by W. B. K'nrIind, of Burling
ton. Vt, was. Mown cut Into the laka
about half a m'le, when It carslzed. Mr.
KIngsland's 5on. a mm of 20 years, who
was on the yacht with his father, was
drowned. The father mannged to c'lng to
the dingey and was later rescued.
Hot Days In Chlcaso.
CHICAGO, Aug. -r. Nine persons died
and a scor were prostrated as a result
of the heat here today. The mercury
rrached 95 degrees In the Government
office thl! afterroon. The wind waa
stifling. The weather office- says the hot
weather wl.l continue Indefinitely.
UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION.
Monument Commemorative ot
Creation, to He Erected.
WASHINGTON. Aug. S. Assistant Postmaster-General
Shallenberger returned to
day from Berne. Switzerland, where he
represented this Government at the meet
ing last month to commemorate the cre
ation of the Universal Postal Union, 25
years ago. Captain Brooks, superinten
dent of foreign malls, also was a dele
gate, and will return next week. Mr.
Shallenberger said today the meeting was
attended by about 75 delegates, represent
ing all the leading governments, and that
It was decided to erect at Berne a monu
ment commemorative of the organisation
of the union, which will cost not to ex
ceed 540,000. The cost Is to be defrayed
proportionately Ijy the governments con
stituting the union. The responsibility
for the monument will be left ta the
Swls3 Federal Council.
Will Call on the President.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. The delegation
of Cuban school teachers now receiving a
course of instruction at Harvard Univer
sity will visit this city August 13- for
the purpose of paying their personal re
spects to the President of the United
States and to Inspect public institutions
and attractions of the National capital
The school teachers, numbering about
1400, will arrive here In the morning and
leave In the evening for New York, where
they will board Army transports in wait
ing to take them back to Cuba.
Quarters for Refugees.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 6. A telegram
from Khabarvosk says: About 6000 per
sonsrailway officials and their families
have arrived, hero from Chaxbln. and
other points, having received orders from
government officials to embark on steam
ers. Among them are 44 wounded and 3J
on the invalid list The Chinese Railway
Company has been given 5000 rubles for
ambulance purposes and for the construc
tion of quarters for other refugees.
Guardian tor Charles Hoyt.
CLAREQIONT, N". Y., Aug. . Tho ap
pointment of James O. Lyford. of Con
cord, as guardian of Charles E. Hoyt.
the playwright, was made In the Sullivan
County Probate Court today. Mr. Lyford
will assume management of all Mr.
Hoyt's business affairs, and will endeavor
to preserve as much as possible of Mr.
Hqyt's personal estate, the monetary
valuo of which Is a matter of conjectuxo.