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THE MORNING jQBEQONIAN, ,t SATftJBDAY, SEPTEMBEB 15, 1900.
GOB TO PE
With Prince Ching and General
Yung Lu Will Make Peace.
NO CHANGE IN THE SITUATION
American Troops May Not LesTe the
Capitol, Even if the '
WASHINGTON. Sept. 14. There "were
no-developments in the Chinese negotia
tions today with -which the public can bo
made acquainted, the "whole matter being
still In the diplomatic phase, and, there
fore, not calling for military orders. War
Department officials are awaiting -word
from the State Department as to the next
step expected of the troops, but It is now
intimated that this next step will not be
taken immediately. The situation has lost
something of its acuteness, owing to the
change in the attitude of the Russian
Government, as indicated In yesterday's
dispatches. No official confirmation has
been received at "Washington of the post
ponement of the withdrawal, but the fact
is not doubted here. Regardless, however,
of the course to be taken by Russia,
it is now said there is nothing in the
American note of response to Russia that
demands an immediate evacuation in the
event that the Russian troops are called
away. Instead, it is stated that the con
trol of the situation would simply pass
from the State Department into General
Chaffee's hands, and it would be for him,
after conferring with the other military
commanders, to determine when and how
and to what extent the American forces
should be withdrawn. He might choose
his own time, and, in a degree, his posi
tion would be similar to that occupied by
him In the advance upon Pekln, so far as
having a free hand Is concerned.
This statement of the conditions gov
erning the American reply to the with
drawal proposal may be suggestive. In
-view of the fact that it is made with the
express purpose of clearing away an er
roneous impression that has been made
upon the public mind.
The Chinese Minister called at the
State Department this morning to in
form the officials that he had re
ceived a dispatch from Li Hung
Chang stating that the latter would leave
Shanghai today, going first to Tien Tsln
and thence to Pekln. Mr. Wu felt satis
fied that Earl Li had already departed
from Shanghai, probably on one of the
many merchant ships centering there, un
less the reported action of Russia has
caused him to reconsider his proposed
According to these reports Russia has,
insisted that the Emperor shall return
and assume full direction of Governmental
affairs, entirely displacing the Empress
Dowager, and that Prince Tuan shall be
punished for his part In the recent trou
ble. It is said these demands have been
made to 1.1 Hung Chang. Mr. Wu is en
tirely without information on these points,
but expressed some doubt as to whether
such steps have been taken.
Even more important than the depart'
Tiro of Earl X.1 was the Information con
veyed by Minister "Wu that an Imperial
decree named Tung Lu, to join with
Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang as a
commission to negotiatlate peace. Tung
Lu is the commander of th"e National Ar
my in Pekln, and during the recent trou
bles he was Identified with the anu-ior-
eign sentiment. His appointment is not
likely to be well received by the powers,
for beside his recent performances he is
identified with the most obstructive ele
ment in China.
The Chinese commission now appears
to "be complete, comprising Li Hung
Chang. Prince Ching and Tung Lu. No
mention is made of the appointment of
ttie "Viceroys pf Nankin and "Wu tChang,
who have been recommended by Earl Li,
and it is the opinion of Minister "Wu that
their service is inexpedient because of the
difficulty in leaving the Southern prov
inces and making the long trip to Pekln.
The Quartermaster's supplies for sub
sisting the army in China are nearly all
at Taku, but are still aboard the trans
ports. They have not been unloaded,
because it was expected the army of
General Chaffee soon would be on Its
way to the Philippines. No definite or
ders have been sent to General Chaffee.
LI HUNG CHANG INTERVIEWED.
He Acknowledges That the Empress
"Was Badly Advised.
SHANGHAI, Wednesday, Sept. 12. LI
Hung Chang informed a representative
of the Associated Press today that he
will start for Tien Tsln Friday. Septem
ber 14; that he will go to Pekln, If cir
cumstances demand it, and that Prince
Ching and he had full authority from the
Dowager Empress and Emperor to nego
tiate a settlement with the powers, ex
plaining that there were no other com
missioners for China.
The audience lasted an hour, the cor
respondent being the interviewed rather
than the interviewer. Ll asked many
questions about the fighting at Tien Tsln,
the rollef of Pekln, the number of troops
of each power in China, their disposi
tion and the fighting qualities of the Chi
nese, how Pekln was defended, and what
bodies of Chinese' fought best. He ex
pressed regret at the privations of the
women and children in Pekln.
' During the Interview, Li Hung Chang
asked the correspondent if Ministers Con
ger and MacDonald appeared to have
suffered much, and when told that Mr.
Conger had lost 70 pounds, he laughed
merrily, and remarked that this was a
'poor recommendation for horse flesh."
Li Hung Chang also inquired whether the
correspondent had seen much abuse of
the Chinese or any ravishing or killing
of women and children, and when told
that the abuses were practically confined
to the Russians, he said this was "doubt
less due to lack of discipline," and turned
to the subject of looting, being anxious
to know how much government treasure
the allies had obtained. When informed
that the Japanese were reported to have
taken C0.000.000 taels from the revenue
officers at Pekin, Li Hung Chang said:
"The Tumor must have added two ci
phers to the real amount."
Throughout the interview Li Hung
Chang appeared to be in fine spirits, and
talked as one removed, by reason of his
age and experience, from the field of con
troversy. Hd regretted all the recent
troubles, and said he had no desire except
"to smooth them over impartially."
At another stage of the Interview, Li
Hung Chang said -he deplored the fact
that the newspapers were prejudiced
against him. and asserted that this oppo
sition originated with the English press
of Shanghai, which influenced the papers
of the world.
The correspondent remarked that the
Americans had never been prejudiced
against him, whereupon Ll Hung Chang
Quickly demanded: "Why don't they ac
cept me as negotiator?"
Questions put to Li concerning the set
tlement which the Chinese Government
wanted to make were diplomatically par
ried. He said:
'tChina has ner views as to what settle
ment is desirable, and the powers have
their views. .We will meet and negoti
ate." Asked whether he expected demands
for cession of territory as indemnity, Ll
Hung Chang replied:
"I am In communication with some
of the governments. I have found they
have no disposition to ask for land."
The correspondent said:
-"There is great curiosity abroad to hear
an explanation of the contradictory edicts
Issued in the name of the Dowager Em
press -during the siege."
Li Hung Chang meditated for a mo
ment, and then, speaking deliberately,
"The Empress, at the beginning, was
badly advised. She was told the Boxers
had supernatural powers, that they could
not be injured, and were able to make It
very hot for the foreigners. She believed
this, but afterwards found It was not
true. The papers are Incorrect in saying
she was coerced into issuing edicts. The
Chinese Government is despotism. No
ono can coerce the Empross. She, like
all other rulers, is dependent on her ad
visers, and sometimes their advice is bad,
and she may be misled."
When the correspondent-was leaving,
the interpreter said:
"The Viceroy hopes you will not give a
bad impression of him to the American
papers. He says he is a very old man
the oldest to take part in these affairs
that he is the only man who can help
the foreign governments, as well as the
Chinese, and that he will try and arrange
a settlement fair to all parties."
STORIES OF TIEN TSIN.
Instances of Heroism During; the
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 14.-Colonel
Robert L. Meade, of the Marine Corps,
who commanded the American forces at
Tien Tsin and was invalided home on the
Solace, adds several incidents of hero
Ism to the story already told of the
storming of the walled city by the al
lies. "Captain David, of my regiment, was
standing between Dr. Norton and myself
when he was shot," said Colonel Meade.
"He was struck by a jlngall bullet from
a 'two-man gun' over the heart and died
almost instantly. A Jlngall bullet is
about three Inches in length by one and
a quarter Inches in diameter.
"First Lieutenant Butler was shot while
carrying one of his men back to the
trenches who had fallen outside. Lieu
tenant Leonard rushed to Butler's assist
ance and was shot in the arm while
carrying his brother officer. Leonard re
fused to have his arm amputated and
blood, poison afterward set in and at
one 'time he was in a very precarious
condition. Sergeant Clarence E. Sutton,
my clerk, helped to carry Leonard and
Butler into the trenches.
"In the maneuvers about Tien Tsln,
Naval Cadet Charles H. Courtney, now
with the Newark, leading 12 men, un
dertook to capture an arsenal nine miles
from Tien Tsln. When they had ad
vanced within two miles on the north
side of the arsenal a force o'f 500 Chinese
troops advanced to meet them, and the
little band was compelled to retreat.
Only two of the 12 men escaped unwound
ed. "In retiring, William E. Holyoke, boat
swain's mate, was shot through the neck
and groin, falling to the ground, and the
young naval cadet, who is a stalwart
fellow, took him on his back and carried
him to a place of safety on the river
bank. Then, meeting reinforcements from
Commodore Seymour, Cadet Courtney and
the few of his men able to fight re
turned to the attack on the fort, cap
turing It at 3 "o'clock in the morning,
after fighting all night.
"Martin Torgeson. gunner's mate, and
Harry Orndorff and Harry Kern, marines
who were with Courtney's 12, are among
the wounded on the Solace. F. Rasmus
sen and Naval Cadet J. K. Taussig, a
son of the well-known Naval Commander,
were too seriously wounded to be brought
home, and had to be left at Tokohama.
Lieutenant Jolly, of the Marine Corps,
who was taken ill on the voyage, was
also left at Tokohama."
Assistant Surgeon J. Steppe says that
all the wounded are rapidly recovering.
The returning men give numerous In
stances of the barbarous way the Rus
sians had of exterminating the Chinese
as they advanced, sparing neither young
PRINCE CHING IN PEKIN.
Has Fall Authority From the.Em
- ' peror to Mrtlce Pence.
PEKIN, Sept. 5, via Shanghai. Sept. 14.
Prince Ching arrived here yesterday ac
companied by an escort of British and
Japanese cavalry. He spent the night
in "his own palace. Sharp diplomatic play
is expected for an advantage, but any
definite negotiations will not take place
until Ll Hung Chang has arrived and
the question of his authority shall have
been disposed of. The Japanese Min
ister to China, Baron Noshll, stated to a
representative of the Associated Press
that he wished an investigation to be
made of Ll Hung Chang's credentials,
as he believed that Prince Ching was the
only man with aulhorltj' In the premises.
The Associated Press representative
saw Prince Ching today, thanks to the
courtesy of the Japanese guards. The
Prince said he trusted that in the im
mediate future everything would be set
tled satisfactorily. He thought that the
treatment of Pekin unnecessarily cruel
and that was especially true as regards
private property. He was thankful, how
ever, that the sacred city had been pre
served. He had come to Pekin, he said,
with full authority from the Emperor to
obtain peace by any necessary sacrifice,
but he felt sure the generosity of the
powers would not exact anything degrad
ing to the dignity of China or encroach
ing upon Chinese territory, and he hoped
within a month to see the harvest gath
ered and homes being rebuilt. Prince
Ching thinks a great blow has been
given to Chinese commerce, but does not
believe the loss to the city is irreparable,
for a magnificent one may rise from
The Russians expect U Hung Chang
to arrive here within a few days. Tliey
do not want to commit themselves In
any way until he comes, though they
are willing to hear what Prince Ching
has to say.
CHINESE ARMING THEMSELVES.
They Have Learned Hovr to Manu
facture Modern "Weapons.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept, 14. Rev. J.
F. Peat, wife and four children, with
Miss E. Hunt, missionaries who escaped
from the extreme western province of
China, arrived here today on the steamer
Nippon Mara. They were among the last
of the missionaries to leave China. They
had a journey of 1900 miles across the
country when they received the American
Consular warnings to leave the country,
but as they were In a district where
trouble did not begin early, they en
countered no violence. Mr. Peat says that
the Chinese are rapidly arming them
selves without the assistance of foreign
manufacturers of war materials.
"There are arsenals in the capitals of
nearly all the provinces," said' the mis
sionary, "and it is of little use now for
the powers to agree that they will export
no more weapons or ammunition to China.
The Chinese have learned how to make
modern weapons for themselves. At
Chentu they are turning out first-class
Mauser rifles in large quantities."
Thanksgiving: Service in Pekin.
PEKIN, Saturday, Sept. 8. There was
a grand thanksgiving service today in
the Cathedral for the preservation of the
lives of those who were besieged by the
Chinese here. All the Roman Catholics
tnd many officials and soldiers were
Baron von Ketteter's murderer has been
identified by his interpreter, Cordes. The
murderer declares he was ignorant oi
the identity of his victim.
"William "Will Not Meet Nicholas.
BERLIN, Sept. 14. The Associated
Press learns authoritatively that there is
no foundatleri for the report that Em
peror William and Emperor Nicholas will
meet in Poland to discuss the Chinese sit
uation. Germans to Seize the Canal.
SHANGHAI, Sept 14. It Is rumored
that the Germans intend to kpIso tht
grand canal at several points in order
to protect tneir interests in Shan Tung.
SALISBURY TAKES HOLD
THE ENGLISH PREMIER IS. AGAIN
Li Hone: Chang? Goe From Shanghai
to Taku on a Russian
(LONDON, Sept 15. Lord Salisbury is
again attending to business at, the For
eign Office. He unexpectedly turned up
there from Hatfield yesterday after
noon. Great Britain is considering Li Hung
Chang's credentials and qualifications. If
an agreement is reached with the powers
on this point, Great Britain .will join in
insuring the 'plenipotentiary's safety on
his journey northward.
The Chinese Minister here, Sir Chlh
Chen Loh Feng Lu, was a visitor at
the Foreign Office yesterday afternoon.
Ha urged the expediting of an agreement
between the powers in regard to the na
ture of the negotiations.
"Ll Hung Chang will be taken on board
a Russian warship at Wu Sung and re
ceived by the Russians at Taku," says
the Shanghai correspondent of the Morn
ing Post "and will be accompanied by
the Chinese Minister of Railways."
According to tho Shanghai correspond-
THE MAN WITH THE HOSE
ent, of the Times, wiring Wednesday,
Earl Ll considers that the preliminary
difficulty of the negotiations consists in
ti necessity, which ho realizes, of de
nt Jng Prince Tuan and his accomp
lices en the throne. He Is of the opinion
that It would be advisable for the allies
to take the initiative by compiling a. llet
of those held chiefly responsible and by
formulatlnlg their demands accordingly.
Other Shanghai dispatches locate the
Empress Dowager oil September 8 at
Hslng Chou, two days' march from Tai
The Times has advices from Pekln,
dated September 1, saying that 5000 Rus
sians had arrived there during the thx"ee
The Paris correspondent of the Morn
ing Post says:
"France and Russia, I have been as
sured, have agreed to demand the com
plete disarmament of China, including the
razing of the Taku forts and the fortifi
cations and arsenals elsewhere."
The Russian legation In Pekln, accord
ing to a Taku special, dated today, was
then preparing to move to Tien Tsln or
to some other point, owing to the diffi
culty of communication with the home
authorities. General Chaffee is p. sparing
to make his troops comfortable for the
Winter. When asked his opinion re
garding the situation, he Is reported to
"It would be better for the United
States troops to leave, but in any event
the Chinese Christians will be provided
Return of Missionaries.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14. The trans
port Hancock arrived here today from
the China station. The Hancock brought
very few passengers. Among them are:
Major E. E. Dravo, United States Army,
and Lieutenant W. C. Davidson, United
States Navy, from Taku, China, and
Lieutenant E. O. Seratt United. States
Army, from Nagasaki. Fourteen mis
sionaries and their families from Naga
saki also came on her. The missionaries
aboard the Hancock include I. M. J.
Hotvedt, Rev. E. O. Bowen, Rev. W. E.
Manley, wife and two children; Rev. D.
Jones, wife and two children; Rev. J. D.
Dawse, wife and baby; Miss O. Hoden
fleld and Miss B. G. Forbes. None of
these missionaries came into direct con
tact with the Boxers, but all have suf
fered in one way or another because of
the troubles in China. Some of them are
destitute; all lost more or less property.
They were obliged to leave their homes
in Northern China on orders from the
Consul-General. In various ways they
managed to reach the coast and there
went aboard a steamer for Nagasaki,
where they were given passage on- the
Prince China's Notification.
PEKIN- (date missing), via Taku, Sept.
1L and Shanghai, Sept. 13. Prince Ching
has notified the allied Generals that he is
in the vicinity of Pekin, and will come to
confer with them regarding terms" of
peace on behalf of the Empress. He has
been advised that he would be received.
A report has reached Mr. Conger that
tho Boxers are massing In force at Cho
Chau, their original headquarters, about
40 miles southwest of Pekln. Should fur
ther and more definite Information be re
ceived, a contingent of the allies will be
sent to take the town.
It is ' difficult, to obtain stores, as tho
Pel Ho below Tung Chow is falling. For
tunately, the Chinese are gradually re
turning, and are ready to sell provisions.
The Fate of Tnlin.
TIEN TSIN, Sept. 12, via Taku, Sept. 13.
The expedition under General Dorward
against the Boxers threatening the Tien
Tsln region reached Tuliu, on the Grand
Canal, without opposition, and the city
was occupied without a shot being fired.
Three columns converged there yester
day, after a two days' march, and found
that the place had been already Fur
rendered toone officer and eight Bengal
Lancers. General Dorward ordered the
town burned, after it had been thorough
ly looted. The villages en route made
peace offerings, and in most cases were
undisturbed. Apparently the Boxers have
disbanded ia that region, and the -whole
country is quiet.
Li Hang Chang's Retinae.
SHANGHAI, Thursday, Sept. 13. The
Municipal Council has granted Li Hung
Chang permission to Ball. He will travel
with a retinue of 125 persons, and will
leave the foreign settlements tomorrow,
Friday, to join tho steamer Anplng ror
Reports from Chatlng and Sen Fu,
Western Szchuen, say that most of tho
property of the foreigners has been loot
ed or burned. The foreigners have been
Invited to place themselves under official
Germany and the Yangrtse Kiang.
BERLm, Sept 14. The Cologne Ga
zette, in denying today the imputation
that Germany has designs on the Tangtse
Kiang Valley, publishes an Inspired dec
laration that "Germany has no special
interests "whatever in that highly Im
portant territory, and knows herself to be
In complete accord with the powers who
have established the policy of the open
door as their guiding principle In regard
to the Tangtse Kiang Valley, as well. as
the rest of China."
Prohibits Hiring: Coolies.
TD3N TSIN, Sept. 6, via Shanghai, Sept.
13. General Chaffee has prphlblted the
hiring of coolies for camp labor.
Bands of recently arrived Italians have
been guilty of looting and provoking" dis
order in the native city of Tien Tsln,
which Is policed by the Americans.
Joaquin Miller and Earl Ll.
HONOLULU, 'Sept 8, via San Francis
co, Sept. 14. LI Hung Chc.ng Is credited
by Joaquin Miller, m an interview hi
the Japan Times, . received here today,
with saying that if it had beon known
that there was not much loot in Pekln
the allied forces would not have been In
such a hurry to get there'. Miller met
the old statesman at Canton, and had a
long Interview with him.
The looting a't Tien Tsln was discussed,
and the poet expressed a hope that the
valuable archives and art treasures in
the sacred city would be saved. To
this the Viceroy replied that the allied
forces ought to be informed that there
is no loot in Pekin. Tien Tsln, he de
clared, was a very rich city, but Pekin
was the poorest city in the north. He
thought that if this fact were known
there would not be so much anxiety to
enter the capital.
Ordered to Wei Hal Wei.
HONG KONG, Sept 14. Orders . have
been Issued for the Third Brigade to pro
ceed to Wei Hal Wei immediately.
CORBETT IN QUEENSTOWN.
Denies That His Recent New York
Fights Were Fakes.
QUEENSTOWN, Sept. 15. A Represent
ative of the Associated Press, on board
ing the Cunard line steamer Campania,
from New Tork, handed James J. Corbett
a number of dispatches relating to the
charges made against him In New Tork.
Corbett and Marguerite Cornellle, the
actress, were booked as "Mr. and Mrs.
Martin." Her mother was with her, and
Corbett occupied a separate stateroom.
"The allegations of Mesdames Corbett
and McCoy," Corbett said, "are too ridic
ulous to speak about. I am here mostly
on a pleasure trip. Perhaps I may take
part In some sporting exhibitions. I havo
no present intention of abandoning the
ring. We traveled under assumed names
Just to have a quiet departure. I would
regret for the lady's sake if her name got
publicity. I was .only introduced to Mile.
Cornellle on starting from New Tork, and
George Consldlne, being acquainted with
her, took the tickets in the name of
Both Consldino and Corbett laughed
heartily when the allegations regarding
the McCoy-Corbett fight were read over.
"They are Just lying statements put for
ward, ny New Yorkers who have sore
heads and lost money over the battle."
Shipwrecks in Newfoundland.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Sept 14. Tales of
widespread destruction wrought by yes
terday's gale contlnuo to pour In. Six
vessels were wrecked near St. Pierre and
six in Placentia Bay. It Is also reported
that' four, were lost In Renew's Harbor,
two in the Straits of Belle Isle and four
near Cape Bonavlsta. Thus far, 14 lives
are known to have been lost, and it is
feared that the loss of life will prove to
have been much greater when full In
formation Is at hand.
Maher Outclassed Jeffords.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 14. Peter Maher
completely outclassed Jim Jeffords, of
California, In two rounds of what was
to have been a six-round fight, at 'the
Pennsylvania Athletic Club tonight. It
being evident that Jeffords could not go
on, the referee stopped the fight.
Daily Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. Today's
statement of the Treasury balance In the
general fund, exclusive of the $150,000,003
gold reserve In. the division of redemption
Available cash balance fl35tE62,?67
Gold ,.vi...-..4., 73,694,654
THE DEMOCRATS OF OHIO
STATE .CAMPAIGN OPENED YESTER
DAY BY BRYAN.
In a t Speech at Columbus He Dis
cussed McKlnley'a Letter of
COLUMBUS, O., Sept 14. The Ohio
Democrats opened their campaign here
today with a ipeetlng in the afternoon at
Goodale Park, and in the evening at the
Goodale Audltorum. Mr. Bryan made
speeches at both meetings, and there was
a' large attendance of Democratic leaders
from all parts of the state. Previous to
the. afternoon meeting, Mr. Bryan was
tendered a reception at the Great South
ern Hotel, and he was escorted to tha
park by a number of state marching
Mr. Bryan spoke for an hour and a
quarter. His audience numbered many
thousands of people, and they gave close
attention, as well as frequent cheers. The
speech was a general review of the polit
ical situation, and it was evidently in
tended to set a pace for the campaign in
Ohio. He began with a reference 'to the
local ccnditlons, touching briefly near the
outset upon the stand taken in behalf of
the Democracy by Mayor Jones, of Tole
do, and then launching into National af
fairs, declaring that he believed the
Democratic ticket was entitled to the
electoral vote of Ohio, Mr. Bryan said:
"Measured by the principles for which
the party stands, there Is every reason why
the people of this state should support
our ticket, and if any feel like being re
stralnd by a matter of state pride, you
should remembe"r that you have had pride
enough for this state to satisfy any rea
sonable pride, and then, one term Is long
enough if a man does what he ought to;
and if he does not, it is too long."
Referring to the announcement of
Mayor Jones, Mr. Bryan said:
"I found as I approached the state that
we have had the support of a man in this
state above all other men who sticks for
the laboring Interests of the state Mayor
Jones, of Toledo. (Great applause and
cheers.) There is no man in this state
who stands nearer to the laboring man
than Mayor Jones. He does" not support
the ticket because he advocates every
thing that I do nor because I advocate
everything that he does. But he believes
that the success of the Democratic party
or of the principles of this campaign will
do more for the laboring man, than can bs
done by the success of the Republican
party and its principles in this state. I
do not know whether Mayor Jones agrees
with me on the sliver question or not I
do not know whether he Is an advocate of
the gold standard or not. I do know that
he would rather see the Golden Rule put
into operation In our International policy
than to have a gold standard In the coun
Referring to the "full dinner pall," Mr.
Bryan predicted that it would not last
through the campaign.
"In the first place," he said, "the Re
publican who meets every argument
made by the laboring man with a full
'dinner pall Insults the laboring man be
cause he assumes that the' laboring man
Is all stomach. My friends, if the Repub
lican party wants to make Its full dinner
pall argument, let It go into the anthra
cite coal regions, where the operatives
get less than $250 a year. This morning's
Republican paper contains the statement
that the wages paid the miners will In
some Instances average less than, $250 a
year. Why, my friends, that will not
give tho laboring man one full dinner
pall a day, and he ought to have three."
Mr. Bryan said the President's letter
had only a few sentences on tho trust
"I see In the newspapers," he said,
"that originally this message contained
20,000 word., but that it was' cut down to
13,(00 words. I suppose the ether 7000 were
on the trust question, but were cut out.
The President says that nobody wants
Imperialism. We are not talking of the
future, but of the past. We point you to
the Porto Rlcan bill, a thing that is, and
we charge that the Porto Rlcan bill can
not exist except upon an Imperialistic
theory of government. Wo are not look
ing to the future but to the present. I
challenge you to find In all the history
of the world a power exercised by tyrant
or despot more arbitrary than the power
asserted by the Porto Rican bill." (Great
GREAT LAKES' COMMERCE.
Largrcr During: Present Season Than
on Any Other Occasion. .
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11. The com
merce of the Great Lakes Is making Its
highest and most elaborate record in
the year 1000. Not only Is the business
carried on the lakes greater during the
present season than on any other oc
casion, but for the first time its details
are being accurately measured, and the
facts presented from month to month
to those interested in those details.
The very rapid growth in the commerce
of tho Great Lakes which has been meas
ured only at one or two points, and 'that
in a fragmentary way, has for many
years suggested the importance of some
method by which the details of this
enormous commorce could be measured
and the shipments to and from each of
the great ports of these lakes recorded.
For several years the War Department
official at the Sault Salnte Marie Canal
has made an accurate record of the ship
ments through that passage-way which
connects Lake Superior with the lower
lakes, and statements have been made
from time to time of the tonnage of ves
sels passing that point But aside from
this, no definite Information has been
had regarding the commerce ot the lake3
as a whole or of the business of the va
rious ports In the various articles enter
ing into the business of that great high
way of commerce, which connects the
producing with the manufacturing and
consuming sections of our country. Ia
1899 the matter was seriously taken up
by the Bureau of Statistics of the Treas
ury Department, and a system devised
by which this information could be od
tained, showing tho receipts and ship
ments of every port In all of the im
portant articles entering Into the com
merce of the lakes, and at the begin
ning of the present season this system
was put into dperation, and Is proving
effective and satisfactory to all inter
ests. The statistics Just compiled, and which
form a part of the July Summary ot
Commerce and Finance, show that dur
lng the month of July 53S5 vessels arrived
at the 37 principal ports on the - Great
Lakes, and from the opening of navN
gation up to August 1 the total number
of arrivals was 15,941. The proportion
of the water transportation interests of
some of the cities on the Great Lakes
Is also strikingly Illustrated. For In
stance, there entered the Port of Chi
cago during the month of July 1108 ves
sels, or an average of 36 vessels per
day. From the opening of navigation In
April to August 1 the vessel arrivals at
Chicago aggregated 3518. In the July
record Cleveland ranked next to Chi
cago, there having been 533 arrivals dur
ing the interim, but for the season to
date both Milwaukee and Buffalo out
class Cleveland, the total arrivals at
Milwaukee being 1599 and at Buffalo
1355, as compared with 133G arrivals at
Cleveland. The Port of Detroit was en
tered by 2io vessels during July, and
there were 914 arrivals at Duluth, Wis.,
and 439 at West Superior, Mich., her
sister city at the head of the lakes.
There has been considerable discussion
of late of the report that. the railroads
were taking from the lake carriers a
greater proportion of Northwestern grain I
shipments than ever before. It would J
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appear, however, from the latest sta
tistics, that the inroads are less se
rious than supposed. The receipts of
breadstuffs at the principal ports on the
lakes are as follows:
July. 1900, Season 1D0Q
bushels. to Aug. 1
Wheat 1,184,073 16,74 J.620
Flour, tons 25,523 333,612
Corn 1UM3.5S3 29.638.015
Oats 4,116,425 16.040.3S9
Barley 239,523 2.3S7.423
Bye 78.425 946 lot.
The statement Just compiled also re
futes the popular fallacy that the water
transportation of grain In the Great
Lakes district constitutes almost exclu
sively a direct traffic between Chicago
and Buffalo. In the shipment of flour
the ports of Duluth and Milwaukee are
practically equal, the shipments at each
port this far this season having exceed
ed 100,000 tons. In shipments of wheat.
Duluth is far ahead of all other porta,
having shipped 1.014,193 buShels irl July
and 8,268,856 bushels during the season
up to August 1. The neighboring port ot
West Superior, Wis., stands next to Du
luth, having shipped 1.911,649 bushels dur
ing July and 5,239,051 during the sea
son. Chicago heads the list in corn
shipments, her total for July being 6,
533,526 bushels, and for the season 24.
421,335 bushels. In shipments of barley
and oats, Milwaukee leads, while In ship
ments of rye, Duluth holds first rank.
Although originating at numerous dif
ferent ports, the great bulk of the lake
grain trade converges at Buffalo as a
point of discharge. For Instance, of the
IC.743,000 bushels of wheat received at all
lake ports, 14,217,441 bushels were con
signed to Buffalo, which port also re
ceived 23,975,796 bushels of tho aggregate
of 29,638,915 bushels of corn arriving at
all ports. The Iron ore traffic is a
branch of lake traffic In which the great
est 'Interest Is felt this year by all per
sons connected with the Iron and steel
Industry. Thus far this season the total
If Od Ibl
I have glyeaperaonaHnspectlon to the working of M. I. S. T- on the hnmau system, and
must say that It entirely meets with my professional sanction.
D. H. LOOMIS, Late Demosstralor of Anatomy, Philadelphia Medical College.
WHAT WE GUARANTEE M. I. S, T. Wo. S W8LL CURS,
RHEUMATISM, no matter how Io-jg staodirc. Any case of Inflimmatloa of the Blad
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a catheter. SY PHILIS IN AN Y STAGE. ANY CASE OP DIABETES as
tire) r from the sratem Cancer and Cancerous
A . r? addition the above. M. I. S. T. No. 2 has cured mary case of Paralysis, Locomotoe
AtaxU, Spinal Trouble and apparently incnrablc diseases of the j-crvc3.
M. I. S. T. has been on the market for over 20 year?, and has rr.rsd tbonsanda of suff.
erers. It is prescribed by leading- pbj sicians all over the countrv. It ia pleasant to take and
a&solntelyaafe. It never increases ur dlm'ninliec the actloaof the
heart. It yon are snflerlnir from any rhronic disease, von arenriredto
have tried wlthont relief. WE GUARANTEE TO CURE YOU
That you may, judgre of the value ot the Grc;uScecic for vonrclf
wnwm B-nu you one large case by mail yR.uE.cmlT aakiiP- thi
Add?88 M. I. S T. Q?.a Toledo, a
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in t lili vln mti'shui.WM lll J.ti.iMi.mV.iVHi.'Ur
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receipts of Iron ore foot up 7,800,069 tons
1.860,721 tons being received at Ashtabula
1,422,327 tons a Cleveland, and 1,154,46!
tons at South Chicago, during tho sea
son; while the principal port3 of ship
ment were Two Harbors, with 1,770,841
tons, and Duluth, with 1,690.935 tons.
Xb "Pieces! lty For It.
J. M. Frlnk, Republican nominee fo
Governor, has repeatedly asserted to thi
newspaper reporters that he Is heartllj
In favor of the State Legislature creatins
a railroad commission to adjust frelglv
rates. Heaven forbid any such measure
Oregon had a JuO.COO lesson in the rail
road commission business with no re
sults except to the railroads and th
commissioners. The Oregon state press
Irrespective of political affiliation, wen
a unit In demanding the abolition of th
commission and it was killed at the las
session, much to the- relief of everyon
concerned. This declaration by Mr
Frlnk should be the means of his defent
as it shows a desire on his part of creat
lng worse than uselets commissions t
loot the state treasury.
Montana 31 1 ner Killed.
BUTTE, Mont.. Sept. Ik Thomas ICel
ley and James Murray were killed In thi
Stewart mine tbLs morning by an explo
sion of powder in the magazine on one o-'
the lower level's.
Root If Doinpr Well.
NEW YORK. Sept. 14. Secretary o1
War Root, who underwent an operatlox
for the removal of a tumor from his let
breast Sunday, Is doing very well.
Ynnsrer and Slmvatt KowjErht a 3Dra.vr
CHICAGO, Sept. 14. Benny Yanger
the "Tipton Slasher," and Young Mowat)
fought a draw at the Illinois AthletU
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