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ORDERED TO MANILA
American Troops Will Leave
China at Once,
EXCEPT A LEGATION GUARD
Instructions to -That Effect Sent to
Chaffee Yesterday Promise ' to
"WASHINGTON. Sept 25. The United
States "Government today took the first
step toward tbe redemption, of its prom
ise made to the Husslan Government,
.August 28 last, by &. cablegram Instruct
ing General Chaffee to reduce the American-forces
in. China to the proportions
of a legation guard. Nearly a "Month
ago, the Itusslan Government -was told
through M. de "Wollant, its Charge here,
that iX the "Russian forces -and Ministry
wore withdrawn from Pekln, "w.e shall
give Instructions to the commander of
the American forces in. China to with
draw our forces from Pekin after due
conference -with the other commanders
as to the time and manner of with
drawal.' T "
That time has now come, and today's
taction marks the beginning of the dis
appearance of the American Army from
China, for, although some military forco
is to remain, it will not be of the char
acter of an army, but, under the condi
tions laid down In the order to General
Chaffee, and especially under its official
designation as a "legation guard." will
be rather of the nature of a civil guard.
This small force will not b? included In
any military operations which may be
conducted by the allied armies, and so
-will not fall subject to the direction, of
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee, the
Much thought has been given to the
proper number of troops to be allotted
tor this purpose, and It is "believed that
the 1400 men selected will be quite suffi
clent to protect tho American legation
from any lorce that could be brought
against It. It Is noteworthy, too, that the
siost complete arrangements have been
ordered for the maintenance of the men,
while care has been taken that there
shall not be a shortage of ammunition,
as there was in the British Legation dur
ing the siege. About a week will be re
quired to bring the 3500 soldiers away
from Pekln, but as the start cannot be
Wade Immediately, it will at least be the
end of the first week in October before
the movement can, be completed. It was
stated at the Quartermaster's Depart
ment that there are enough transports
available to bring off the force which will
come out of China . Three or four ves
sels will bB at Taku by the time the
troops are ready to move. Besides the
transports for the men, a number of ani
mal ships will take away the horses and
mules which will not be needed in China.
General Chaffee Is authorized to take
from the ships now at Taku such stores
as will be necessary to last him through
The text of the order to General Chaf
fee is as follows:
"To General Chaffee, Pekin, September
25, No. 4L Pending negotiations for a
settlement, the Secretary of War directs
that a legation guard of a regiment of
infantry, four troops of cavalry, with
rapld-flre guns and a light battery, with
complete equipment and a reserve supply
of ammunition adequate for any emer
gency be retained in Pekin under your
command, and that you send the remain
der of your force in China to Manila to
report to MacArthur. The guard should
Toe amply provisioned, etc, until naviga
tion opens next Spring. Retain such offi
cers for staff duty as you deem neces
sary. All stores, transportation and ma
terials not required for the legation
guard send to Manila. Place yourself hi
close relations with our Minister, acting
with him on the lines that will best sub
serve our interests, keeping this depart
ment fully advised. It Is important that
you have the confidence of the Generals
of the other powers. General Wilson,
with his aides, will remain in Pekln for
the present. Special instructions may be
sent him. Cable MacArthur concerning
requirements to carry these instructions
Into effect. Inform the General command
ing the forces of the other powers of our
intention to withdraw part of our forces.
Show this to Conger."
There are now in China the4 full Ninth
Infantry, eight companies of the Four
teenth Infantry, Battery F. of. the Fifth
Artillery, four companies of the Fifteenth
Infantry, eight companies of the Sixth
Cavalry and four batteries of the Third
Artillery. It is supposed that the lega
tion guard will consist of the Ninth In
fantry, four troops of the Sixth Cavalry
and Battery F, of the Fifth Artillery.
The marines, about 1000 In number, also
will be withdrawn and sent aboard the
ships of the Asiatic station.
The Diplomatic Situation.
There were no developments in the
diplomatic situation, today, and although
Baron Sternberg, the German charge,
and Minister Wu called separately at the
State Department, they brought no com
munications which were made public.
The instruction to Minister Conger rela
tive to establishing relations with the
Chinese envoys is still withheld, presum
ably to allow the President to administer
some finishing touches. This instruction,
is regarded as of much importance, and
will make a part of the case of the Gov-,,
ernment, and he laid before Congress at
the next session, tl is setled that Min
ister Conger Is to be a member of the
commission to settle the various ques
tions remaining to he adjusted
The reported adhesion of the British
Government to the position assumed by
the United States Government regarding
the proposition, to make the surrender of
the Chinese ringleaders a condition prec
edent to negotiations, has given the
greatest satisfaction, in official circles
The report that Prince Tuan has "been
signally nonorcd by the Chinese Govern
ment has not yet been officially con
firmed, although the authorities have
-word of Chinese rumors that some such
action has been taken. The matter was
referred to today In the talk between
Acting Secretary Hill and Minister Wu.
and the latter stated that he did not
credit the report, for the reason that the
place of grand secretary, said to have
been conferred upon Tuan, is one of com
parative unimportance, mainly a sine
cure, and is not held by a Prince of the
blood, as Prince Tuan is. In view of this
Information, the State Department is not
disposed to attach serious Importance to
the report, but if it should prove true
that Prince Tuan has heen advanced to
a high station, it tlll doubtless hf taken
cognizance of by the State Department
and may lead to serious consequences.
The Government has laid down the prin
ciple that no one in any way connected
with the outrages shall have anything to
do with the forthcoming negotiations,
and this applies to Prince Tuan.
Consul-General Goodnow has advised
the State Department that the Taotai at
Shanghai has been degraded and that
this is believed to be due to the favorable I
attitude of the official toward foreigners.
Mr. Goodnow and the, other 'Consuls have
considered the advisability of protesting,
but the protest has not yet been made.
The French Consul at Shanghai reports,
however, that he and Mr. Goodnow have
joined in a. protest.
The State Department has also received
several dispatches from Mr, Rockhlll rein
atlve to his conferences with Minister
Conger and the high officials.
Tho Navy is pushing steadily ahead in
the execution of orders given by Secre
tary Long for the reinforcement of tbe
Asiatic fleet. A message came to the De
partment today from Admiral Schley, at
Montevideo, announcing the arrival of
, -nniTnT,rrtn,n ot fh r1n0 -fr-ntr, Pn!.
""- ' , " " " --" I
myra, and gtatlne; that as soon as sho I
can take on coal she wIUstart dlrectly
across the South Atlantic for the Med
iterranean, on her way to Manila. Cap
tain Craig, camjnandlng the cruiser Al
bany, also reported to the Department
from the Piraeus that his ahlD was about
to get off for China.
IUBUECTS GERMAN PROFQSAI
England Replies In Terms Indentlcal
" With the American Note.
"LONDON. Sept 25. Lord Salisbury has
replied to the German note in terms iden
tical with those of the United States.
The British Premier's decision was com
municated verbally to the German Am
bassador here, Count von Hatzfedt-WHd-enberg,
during the course" of a long inter
vie.w this afternoon. His Lordship's de
cision Is not known here, and the exclu
sive Information of the Associated Press
pr'obably will not be officially given oUt
Tin England unill the reply Is put on pa
per and transmitted td Berlin, which
may be tomorrow or later.
Only a few officials are cognizant of
what Lord Salisbury said fo' Count vori
Hatzfeldt-Wildenberg In regard to the
latest development In the Chinese ques
tion. Official circles here were Inclined
to belleye tht his lordship would agree
with. Germany. But instead of doing so,
he used almost exactly the terms in
which the Washington refusal was
couched, and this, said a high official to
a representative of the Associated Press,
'is all the more surprising considering
that the Washington officials had not the
slightest inkling of what England's atti
tude would be."
What will be the result of this differ
ence of view between the United States
and Great Britain on the one hand, and
Germany, Austria, France and Italy On
tho other, no official was found by the
representative of the Associated PreBS
wrho was willing to risk an opinion, but
all agreed In believing that it did not
entail a breaking off of the negotiations.
The representative of the Associated
Press has ascertained that Lord Salis
bury this afternoon refused to pass on
Prince Chlng's request for credentials as
plenipotentiary, referring the whole mat
ter to the British Minister at Pekln, Sir
Claude MacDonald. This decision has
been communicated to the Chinese Min
ister here, who will cable It to China.
The Minister spent a long time at the
Foreign Office this afternoon, but he did
not see Lord Salisbury, nor did he learn
the nature of Great Britain's reply to
Germany. The Minister said to a repre
sentative of. the Associated Press that he
could scarcely believe that Lord Salis
bury's views differed much from those
of the United States, "for," the Chinese
Minister added, "Lord Salisbury made
this promise to me recently; 'I don't
want to make any change in the consti
tution of China.' " Continuing, Sir Chi
Chen Lo Feng Luh remarked:
"America is the only country strong
enough in the world to have taken the
Initiative as she did when she stood out
against the German proposal. I feel deep
ly gratified that the Americans did this.
Theirs Is the only logical point of view.
The negotiations must be carried on as
a whole, or not at all. We cannot agree
to negotiate one thing first and the oth
ers afterwards, and we could not submit
to the deposition of the Empress. In this
I am convinced Lord Salisbury agrees
with, me, for the Empress' is certainly
part of our constitution."
According to a dispatch received here
from Berlin, the Russian and Japanese
replies to Germany's proposal, received
yesterday, asserted that Russia ''assents
In principle," while Japan's answer Is an
BERLIN, Sept. 25. The Foreign Office
officials here Inform the Associated Press
that Russia and Japan have formally an
swered the German note, "particularly
emphasizing their agreement to the prop
osition to have the Ministers designate
THE FIRST TASK.
Congrer Says Earl Li's Credentials
Must Be Passed Upon.
PEKIN, 'Sept. 20. via Taku, Sept; 24.
The diplomatic and military authorities
here are ""anxiously awaiting the arrival
of LI Hung Chang. There is a general
desire for the establishment of some seni
blance of Chinese authority, which when
done, It Is believed, will tend to a clearing
of the situation. The military Is deemed
unable to secure a return of peace to the
country. The authority of LI - Hung
Chang to treat for peace is still doubted.
Referring to this matter, United States
Minister Conger said:
"Our first task-Is to examine and pass
upon the credentials of LI Hung Chang.
Beyond that we have no policy or plan of
William R. Rockhlll, special com
missioner of 'the United States In China,
will probahly not await the arrival of
Earl LI. Hs is busy conferring with the
Ministers and Investigating the situation.
The Russians are inaugurating a Red
Cross hospital under the patronage of tho
Czarina. The Institution will be opened
to soldiers of all nationalities.
Thirty British soldier? who were wound
ed in the Tun Choo explosion are dead.
Murders In Shan SI.
LONDON, Sept 23. The China inland
mission has received a cable announcing
the" muf der of IT missionaries at Slh Cheo
Tanlng Yah Tang, In the province of
The American missionaries, J. H. Rob
erts, Mark Williams, William Sprague,
Mrs. Sprague, and Miss Virginia Murdock,
who escaped from Kalgan, Province of
Chi Li, China, In June last, and were
chased by the Boxers across the Gobi
desert, traveling thence by way of Si
beria, will sail on the Anchor line steam
er City of Rome, which Is to leave Glas
gow, September 27.
Iu Tal Forts Occupied.
.TAICU. Sept. 24. A Russian force of six
companies of lnfaritry and two squadrons
of cavalry occupied the Lu Tai forts last
night without suffering any casualties.
The Chinese had previously fled.
The Russians are building the Tien Tsln
railway station and others, and the pros
pect that the railway will be handed over
to another power Is remote. The Russian
minister, M. De Glers, will remain at
Pekln for the present.
An expedition will start from Taku for
Pao Ting Fu September 25.
A Russian Victory.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 25. The War
Office announces that General Sacharoff,
the chief of the Russian general staff,
captured Chu Lan Chen, near the Sungarl
River, September 12, putting to flight 5000
Chinese. It Is added that the Russians
sustained no casualties.
Transport Samoa Broke Down.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25. The trans
port Samoa, which sailed for Taku, on
September 23, with a load of horses for
the German troops, has put back to port
on account of the "breaking down of her
electric alr-puraplng apparatus
French. Troops in China.
PARIS. Sept. 25. General Voyron, the
Commander-in-Chief of the French
forces in China, telegraphs that his
troop landed at Taku September 21, and
that his headquarters havo been estab
lished at Tien Tsin.
LONDON, Sept 25. A news agency dis
patch from Hong Kong says that 20,000
Triads have congregated in the neighbor
hood of Chung Chuin, and threaten to
make an attack, on Canton,
. Empress Secret Edict.
SHANGHAI, Sept 25. It Is reported
from Chinese sources that the. Dowager
Empress has issued a secret edict com
manding Ll Hung Chang to raise an army
and recapture Pekln.
TO CURE A COLD IKf ONE DAY
4"-Ke .iJiiauve .Brorno-wuinine Aamew. All
omsBrtsts reruna me money it it iau to core.
. y. Grove's signature is oa each box, 25a,
THE MORNING OREGQNIAN, WEDNESDAY,
REAL FRIENDS OF tAB
REPUBLICANS AID WQRlNGHSNl
DEMOCRATS ONLY ERQMISR.
Governor Roosevelt Made- Two
Speeches BeforeLargre Audiences
in Denver Last Kiffht.
DENVER, Sept 25. The heavy special
train of; Governor Roosevelt's party, to
which was added today the private car
of Senator Wolcott, accompanied by Sen
ator Henry Cabot Lodge and Mrs. Lodge,'
of Massachusetts, arrived-in Denver at 3
o'clock this afternoon. At the station tho
New York Governor was .met by 100 vet
erans of the Spanish-American War in
uniform, and mounted, and TRas. escorted
to the Brown Palace Hotel, where supper
was provided. There w-ere many other
guests, and a large number of people, who
joined", tho procession to the hotel.
Three evening meetings had been ar
ranged for, the first at tho Coliseum Hall,
the second at the Broadway theater, and
tho third at the Capital grounds. On
account of the rain tha open-air meeting
was abandoned. The Rev. Thomas Uz
zell presided at the Coliseum meeting-, and
General Irving Halo presided at the
Broadway Theater. After the meeting
Senator Wolcott took Governor. Roosevelt
in charge and conducted him to Wol
hurst, his country seat, & miles from
Denver, on the Rio Grande Rallrdad,
where Senator and Mrs. Lodge were also
taken, and where they remained for tho
nlgljt In addition to tha 11 speeches
which Governor Roosevelt made today, ho
has considerable executive business to at
tend to, being all the time in close touch
with tho Executive office at Albany, both
by wire and by maiL Though he be
lord of Pharaoh's household, yet, he is
far away in Egypt
Coliseum Hall, the largest auditorium
In the city, Was crowded to the doors
when Chairman Uzzell called tonight's
meeting to order and Introduced Governor
Roosevelt "Parson"- Uzzell, by Invita
tion. -preached to the Rough Riders at
their first annual reunion at Las Vegas,
In his address Governor Roosevelt de-.
clared that there was no more excuse
for the breaking of a promise made upon
the stump than for breaking one mada
In private life. It was just as bad, ho
said, for the people to demand promises
Impossible of lulflTment as for the candi
date to make them.
Taking up the matter of trusts, he said
that In common with every Individual and
with every Institution In the ' last four
years, trusts had flourished. When pros
perity came, every section and every class
had felt It Undoubtedly, 'he saidV- many
of tnese yast combinations of capital had
"Good weather for crops," he said, "Is
also good for weeds. While I am -willing
to do all I can to destroy the weeds. I
am not ready to low up the 'crops to do
The trust Is a new evil, he declared, and
we must feel our way to find 'now best to
root It oat '
The Governor then spoke oftthe action
of the twd parties in New York State in
relation t6 trusts, holding that while
tho Democrats had denounced trusts In a
ferocious manner, they had dono nothing
to rid the people of them; -hile the Re
publicans had, In the past'two .years, put
upon the statute books a franchise tax
law which has added nearly $200,000,000 to
the tax-rolls of the state..
The New York State Democratic Con
vention, ho said, recently, adopted a plat
form declaring against1 expansion and In
favor of labor and then nominated a man
who Is an ardent expansionist and a life
long opponent of trades unionism.
Speaking of laws In the interest of la
bor, the Governor said that manufactur
ers In Massachusetts, and New York were
movlmr their factories to South Carolina
because the labor laws in the states first
j :. f.-' i'
najnau were ml ihlllui hi xavui ul uio
workmen. While In 'the latter state they'
could work their employes as many hours
as. they desired, and need take less scps
for their protection. The states whore
labor Is best protected, he declared, aro
those which usually elect Republican Ex
ecutives and Legislatures.
After referring briefly to the expansion
issue, Governor .Roosevelt closed with the
declaration -that, "where once the. Ameri
can flag has been hoisted in honor, it shall
never be pulled down,"-
At the Broadway Theater tonight Gov
ernor Roosevelt said in part:
"I have just received a letter, purport
ing to be from the Governor of your
state, written upon official papert requeU
lng somewhat at length to state my posi
tion on the'eurrenoy question aud as'"
why I should not state it In Denver ft
well as In Chicago and Milwaukee. It is"
perhaps unusual in the Chief Executive
of a state to attempt to dictate to a
visitor within 'that state the subject upon
which be shall speak. I am not ajva're
thaf such a course hag ever been fol
lowed before, but most certainly there is
no question that my opponents can ask
which I am not more than willing to
answer In no matter what portion of the
United States It Is put.
"I will suggest to "the Governor that
hereafter he will do well to read the
letters' of acceptance of candidates. If he
had read my letter, which was published
In Denver exactly as In New York or in
Milwaukee, he would have found his ques
tions already answered, ilut without re
gard to that, -let me state that, of-coursej
I stand now as I have always stood, on
the platform of my party. I am- for a
protective tariff, tho gold standard; ex
pansion and the honor of the flag."
When the Roosevelt special -arrived at
Eaton It was met by the citizens and the
school children, marshaled by their; teach
ers, all with small American flags In their
hands and srntles on their faces. The
Governor was Introduced by United States
Senator Wolcott, as a New York mttn'j
with Western Ideas and Ideals. Gov-
ernor Roosevelt said:
' "Fundamentally, the Issues In" this caih-'
palgn are "but two, the Issue of preserve
lng the conditions under which this Na.'
tion has prospered and gono'on to such
a pitch of material well-being at home and
the Issue of keeping undimmed the hohor
of the flag abroad. The man In private
life who has to choose between wealth'
and honor has a hard choice. If he is
worth anything, he will choose honor, biit ,
If he has both honor and wealth on the
sumo side, he is a fool when he gocll
At Greeley, Governor Roosevelt was es
corted to a stand In Lincoln Park.' whe'fo
he was again introduced' by Senator Wol-'
cott, and said in part:
"I have Just come down from IdoJio
with Senator Shoup, who served In yout
Colorado Cavalry during the -Civil Waiv
Now, I am, traveling .with General' Hale,
whom you sent out at 'the head of your
sons and brothers' to the far distant.
Islands of the Eastern sea to raise; tho
flag which shall not be hauled down. IX
these ever existed two- phantoms that are
put forward to frighten citizens, they are,
imperialism and militarism!."
The Governor went on to show,s he
has frequently done, that with the present
standing, army there is. only 4fia of a sol
dier -for each 1000 of population. He said
that Colorado, as part of the Louisiana
Territory, was acquired in exactly (hei
same manner as the Philippines, by
treaty and purchase.
Prince Henry's New Command. -BERLIN,
Sept 25. Prince Henry of
Prussia Is now comniander-in-cIef of the
First German Squadron, succeeding- Vlco
Admlral Hoffmann,, who bas been relieved
from the post. . , Z
Early Settlement Improbable. .
TTEN TSIN, Sept. 23. Vja TakuSept, 24.
Ll 'Hung Chang" will proceed -toPeklfj
fn a few' days. He remains under close
Hussan ffwurtf-amj. aeceaa't&'hitn, is diflr-
cult. In the course of a conversation with
a representative of. the Aasoclited" Press,
Earl LL safdrhe did not helleve, that- an
3early settlement of the' difficulty was
.probable because'' of the numtjeroi; na
tions to 'beHreated with, and he did not
think the. attack, upon the Pel Tahg forts
complicated the 8ltmtIQn,
' ' '
T -WO P00L SAVORED. ;'
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Results' of &. Meeting: of -Western
.. " Railroad Presidents. !
CHICAGO, Sept 25. Executives. Qf the
Western railroads were In session the
greater-part -of today, considering the ad-"
vLsabUJty of forming a pool on military
business to j and from San Francisco.
Af tec'much discussion a committee rep-;
resenting, the Santa Fer Southern Pacific,'
Inion.Piplflc and Rlo-Grande roads was
appointed, and requested to submit .its re
portj concerning the formation of a pool
onvmllltKy business and organization of
a transcontinental combination on passen
ger ousmess. Tao committee presented
a-report later In tbe day, The provisions
of the.-xpart fuvcred tha formation o$
two pools, one by lines (Ieast, of Denver
and EljPaso and the other of lines' west
of those .gateways. In this provision the
settlement of their differences is left to
the Sapta Fe and thaT Southern Pacific
without Involving other, lines In dispute.
The former company demanded a larger
percentage of business than, the roads
eagt of the points named caid to consider-
It 4s believed, however, that an
agreement on this point will be reached
tomorrow, and that the transcontinental,
pool arrangement will become, an accom
CAN'T AGREE ON DIVISION.
Too Many Soldiers Via Portland 4o
Southern Lines. '
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25.'-Trouble 13
brewing among the transcontinental Jlnes
over the division of the East-Dound sol
dier travel out of this city. Thedifficulty
grows out of the fact( that the Santa Fe
has not received lt3 promised 2T percent
of the business since the O. R. & N. Co.
has succeeded In diverting to the Port
land route about 40 per cent of this traffic.
It Is said that 40 men who returned
from Manila on the Grant have refused
to be ticketed over the Santa Fe and
may go East by the northern lines. There
Is a probability that the agreement for
a division of the -soldier business may
NO TRANSCONTINENTAL POOIm
'Mellen Refnsed to Violate the Laws
Great Northern's Action.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25. That the recent
conference here of Western railroad pres
idents was. not productive of results, so
far as the restoration and maintenance
of freight rates is concerned, is becoming
quite apparent Thfe, absence of a North
ern Pacific representative from the meet
ing was regarded as significant, a.hcf neith
er the Northern Pacific, it ls,i?ald. nor
the Great Northern Rallrdad -has become
a party to any of the detailed arrange
ments proposed by the conference. Those
arrangements were placed In the hands of
the special committee, and it is believed
that something iu the nature of traffic
pools k are "to be formed In the different
sections of Western territory.
The adhesion of the Northern Pacific
Railroad Is considered necessary for
the accomplishment "of the desired result
'As already stated, It has iiotf been secured
and It -Is not 'likely to be. - '
In speaking of the results of tha recent
meeting, 'an. official of one of the big
roads? said:- ' l f
' ""Committees have been appointed to re
'port at the next conference, It Is true,
but It "will be found that no -conclusions
'have beenreached. The 'stumbling-block
to he encountered Is the 'low-rate con
tracts entered Jnto between the Western
i roads -Jnd 'their 'central traffic assoqlatlon
connections on business 'originating In
.trunk llns.,vterrltory. Nothing. can be
.done, until the expiration of thesocon-
uracts. jsvnicn .wui, be soon ater the De-
cemDBF conference. . One ot.the principal
ftems.of freight covered by these con-1
uuiHfj is uie .large ujjfjje crop ot mew
York State, a large part' of which will be
moved West at low rates.'
President Mellen. 6f 'the Northern Pa
"We have repeatedly declared that we
hove .nothing to da with any pool and we
.shall adhere to that policy. The North-,
. ern Pacific does not. propose to violate
the law and get Itself into trouble, no
lltUbVyt TT14I4V VttDi UUUO 4U4 V-j. f V
mdlntaln the regular ..rites and endeavor
to''get along with as little friction as pos
sible With our neighbors. Of course, We
are in accord TVlth any effort to restore
and maintain rates, and I have no desire
tp cr"tlfclse the action or policy of any
sel,1 however, we shalj, keep out of pool
ing arrangements antl, particularly 'blind'
PQQls -which Is about-what the appolnt
mpn'T'of those Special cammjttees means."
President Mellen added that his com
pany had no agreement with the Great
Another thing mentlqned by President
Mellon was that all pooling arrangements
made by lines acquired by the Northern
Pacific Railroad. Company were canceled
as fast as they were discovered.
' NORTHERN PACIFIC'S REPORT.
Extensive Improvement of the Prop
, erty During?" the Pnst Year.
NSEJW YORK, Sept 25,-Pamphlet copies
of the annual report of the Northern Pa
cific Railroad for the fiscal year were is
sued today. The improvement of the
property was continued during the year
von,an extensive scale, both from appro
priatlon of earnings and the proceeds or
the Issue of new capital.
.""Of $3,000,000 appropriated from the years
earnings for betterment, all but $672305
was expended. - The total expense for
road work amounts to ?li6S3,114. For new
equipment, $641,662 was spent Charges
.against capital account were $3,37.017, of
.which 524,141 was for real estate, $1,554,801
.for branches and constructions, the chief
charge' belnr $750,437 for, the Palmer cuN
off, $270,000 for the purchase of securities
of the Portage & Northwestern Railway
and $793,000 for additional eculpmSttt Be
sides the cost of additional equipment
provided by -charges against capital and
the appropriation of Income referred td
above, J-o,380 for new equipment, repre
senting replacement, was charged directly
to operating expenses.
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Miners' Strike In Kentucky;
MIDDLESBORO, Ky., Sept. 25.-J. S.
MeCracken, seoretary-treasurer -of the
Mlneworkers' Union, said today that all
the Jell" Plnevllle and Coal Creek
mines were now running, having agreed
to the scale, except orie company at Coal
Creek, and 600 men were still oUt there.
In-this district a strike was declared to
exist by the union yesterday, and the
mines are all shut down. "
Gnns and Rolling Stock Captnred.
CAPE TOWN, Sept. 25. A large "number
of guns, mostly damaged, haye been found
along the Crocodile River, near Hector
Spruit Practically the.' whol'e of the re
publican railway stock has been captured
on the Selate line. There are eight mile?
of vehicles, the majority belflg In good
WASHINGTON, Sept 25. The following
postoffices have hecn advanced from the
fourth to tho third, class: Hawaii, La-'
halna, Llhue; Oregon, Cottage Grove,
Lakevlew, Tillamook; Utah, Vernal;
Washington, Sedro-Woolley; Wyoming,
Dally Treasury Statement.
.'WASHINGTON, ' Sepf 25. Today's
statement of- the Treasury balances
shows: f v
Available cash balance........... ?134,S55,847
Gold ..., i..'. :.:..::.. 71070,690
' ' - n . ' , i . ".
Cklldren'' Daily Bumps and 'Bruises
Am cured with Perry Davis 'Pairi"&Hler.
SEPTEMBER 26, 1900.
LIVES WERE! LOST
"BUT FLOODS, CATJSEI GREAT DAM
AGE TOPROtER3pY IN TEXAS.
Reports of th,e Destruction of Marble
Falls and San Saba Were
"HOUSTON, Tex., Sept 25. The flood
tonlgh; presents no alarming features.
The-rise' In the Colorado has done no.
great damage, save to crops and bridges.
There are no reports of a further rise
coming down. The bulk of the water has
passed Austin, and the worst of it has
passed Bastrop. "The report sent out
from Austin of the washing away of
towns proves to he without foundation.
The first "Trinity River rise Is now getting
Into tho Lower Colorado, "but as the-people
had been warned, there "Is no loss
of life reported. Another rise Is reported
"at Denton, which Is yet'to reach Dallas
and Fort Worth. The Brazos Is still
swelling as far down as Bryan and
Navasota, but the water has not reached
the overflow stage, and Is' falling below
these pplnts. There -have been no local
rain- along the lower portions, of any of
tho river, so there Js no great volume
Df water to bo carried off there, and
water from the upper river will pass into
the Gulf without doing much damage.
The damage to crops has been heavy in
only a portion of the valleys, as much
bottom lands has not been put In culti
vation this year, owing to the floods of
last year having driven the negroes from
No Towns "Washed Away.
AUSTIN, Tex., Sept 25. The reports of
the destruction of the towns of Marble
Falls" and San Saba, sent out list night,
were incorrect. Chief Train Dispatcher
Fisher, of the Austin & Northwestern
Railroad, personally communicated with
Marble Falls and San Saba this morning
and both towns were reported saje, with
no loss of life or city property, but there
has been great destruction of farm prop
erty all alongxtbe valley. A telegram to
night at 7 o'clock from M. Henry, of San
Saba, to the headquarters of the Austin
& Northwestern Railroad, In this city,
"The Colorado River is on a 50-foot
mark and, still rising. Bridges were'wash
ed away. The San Saba River has a 22T
foot rise. Cotton on tho lowlands Is
Official reports from points west of San
Saba to tho same headquarters are to
the! effect that great damage has been
done to crops all along the Colorado and
the San Saba Rivers. At noon today the
Colorado was reported falling at Marble
Falls above- here, but reports tonight say
that it is rising ag.tin, showing that tho
waterof tA6r San 'Saba and Llano branch
es, as, well as from the Upper Colorado,
are Just beginning to be felt there. The
river began to fall this afternoon: An
Immense quantity of debris has been
floating by all day, including trees, sec
lions of fences, fragments of small frame
houses and spme dead cattle.
From reliable reports from all sections
of the flooded valley above It would seem
that while there has been much damage
to crops and farming property general
ly, no loss of life has been reported up to
tonight, as most of the people In the vi
cinity received timely warning. Reports
from south of here Indicate that the yalley
was inundated and much damage done to
farms, but no loss of life.
Arizona Is Benefited.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 25. Reports
from the Gila RIvef country state that In
tthe last; 48 hours the fiver has risen nearly
'Ave "feet, giving irrigation water to thou
sands offacfes that "have hafd no moisture
.since last Spring. - " '"
, People of the Nntlon Asked to. Help
'. Rebuild the-City.
' 'GALVESTON. Tex.. Sept. 25. An ap
peal "was, issued tonight td the American
"Seventeen days after tho storm at Gal
veatjon It is. still Impossible accurately to
estimate the loss" of life and property. It
is known that the dead in the city will
.number at least 6000, or apnroximateiy
one-sixth of the census population. The
Island and adjacent mainland Will add
perhaps 2000 to this number. The actual
property damaged Is Incalculable In pre
cise terms, but th,e individual losses and
losses In public property, such as paving,
waterworks, schools, hospitals, churches,
etc, will easily amount to $30,000,000. This
estimate, takes no account of the direct
and indirect Injury to business. Along
the,each front upward of 2500 houses,
by "actual map count, were totally de
stroyed. Of these, not a timber remains
on the original site, and the , wreckage
constitutes an embankment of debris ex
tending along the entire beach from three
to four blocks Inward for about three
miles, the removal of which will cost
from $750,000 to $1,000,000.' From this de
bris there ""are still dally uncovered by
the workmen nqw systematically em
ployed from 30 to 50 bodies, which are
burned or burled on the soot More
over, we estimate that 97 ner cent of
the remaining houses throughout the city
are damaged in greater or less degree.
In the removal of this debris. In the
clearing of thestreets-to make temporary
repairs. on Rouses temporarily "'destroyed,
In distributing supplies and In the general
work of restoration, our entire citizenship
are engaged. Men whose services could
not be secured at this season ordinarily
are giving their time without compensa
tion. Firms whose affairs ordinarily re
quire the,, attention of three partners re
tain one1 for the transaction of the busi
ness; and lend' the other fwd to the public
. "We -cannot command language to ex
press our gratitude for the generous sup
plies of food, clothing, disinfectants, etc.,
from all quarter? and all agencies, By
the world's generosity there has been no
hunger and no nakedness in Galveston.
The- tnunlflcent contributions In" money
sent to the Governbr arid directly to the
relief committee are perhaps sufficient to
defray the necessary expense of remov
ing Vreckage, disposing of the dead bod
ies a,hd meeting" the most urgent sani
tary requirements- But 'When this Is
done the special work of restoration will
have begun. The homeless will still be
without shelter and household goods; the
mechanic without tools; the washer-woman
without washtubs. and the s,eamBtres;
without a machine. Were our 'task but
to afford temporary relief and to care
for the wounded and orphans, an appeal
to Texas alone would-be sufficient. The
wounded and" orphans are comparatively
few, since only the sturdiest were abU
to combat the maddened elements.
"But a greater and a graver work con
fronts, us. Some kind of homes, be they
ever so humble, must be provided for
the 10,000 people now huddled in ruined
houses, public places and improvised
camps, to tho end that they may not be
come paupers, but may speedily set up
their households, wherein repose all that
is best and noble. In American life. We
believe that th,e well-to-do and charitable
people of this Nation will not be con
tented to merely appease hunger and blnil,
up bruises, but will, In very large meas
ure and with more far-reaching effect
contribute to the restoration of these
people to a plane of self-support and self
respect ror thlB purpose we make this
further appeal. For 'such temporary
measures as are 'explained In the
foregoing, we have at present suffi
cient supplies. But they are. only a tithe
of the larger needs herein set forth and
the genorotis people of he Nation will
best serve the 'situation and their own
alms by making' their contributions In
"Walter C. Jpnes, Mayor; M". Laskar,
Clarence1 Ousley, for the Committee."
Governor Sayers and Miss Bartqn add
their approval to' the' appeal. - '
rfGoVoo-rsayerU arrived here today In
response to a request from the Galveston
central committee for a conference In re
gard to several matters. Th"a Governor
met with tho committee .afc noon. He
expressed himself as unwilling to have
anything whatever to do with the distri
bution C relief funds- He says he will
apportion the funds in his hands"' among
'the various communities which, have suf-
-d from the. storm, and citizens of
each of these communities must entrust
tho distribution to the local committees,
composed of the best citizens of the re
The railroads are finding It exceedingly
difficult to procure sufficient labor to re.
'Btore their tracks In and. around Galves
ton to good condition, to rebuild yardb
pick up vrecked cars and handle freight.
The railroad people say that since martial
law was raised, the men they had have
rushed back to town, and somo are re
maining Idle, whUt their women folk get
supplies from the relief stores, whllo
others have gone In the public work,
which they flni easier than railroad work.
Manager HLI, of tne Galveston. Houston
& Henderson Rallropd, appeared before
the relief committee today In behalf of
tho railroad, and stated the conditions,
requesting the-committee to t.ut off all ra
tions to able-bodied men. as thero Is
plenty of wurk'for them to do at good
wages. The relief committee replied that
It was doing Its utmost to cut down ra
tlons in the way suggested, and that the
output was dally growing less.
Arrangements were made "this after
noon for the amalgamation of all the re
lief work. The United Association is to
be known as the Rjed Cross Society ot
Galveston. The Washington Tftem. In re.
gard to the loss of life at Fort San Ja
cinto is in error. No soldiers were,
drowned at San Jacinto.
TORNADO AND WATERSPOUT.
Four Persons Killed and Several In
jured In an Iowa Town.
DES MOINES, Septu 25.-r-Four persons
were killed and several others severely
Injured In 'a waterspout and tornado at
Ferguson, this evening. The railway sta
tlon "was badly wrecked, several cars
were blown from the tracks and more
or less damaged, and many houses were
destroyed. Wire connection with Fergu
son Is interrupted, and it 4s impossible
to learn the names of all those killed and
Injured. It -Is known that the child of
John Loveday, the hotel proprietor, was
killed and William Robinson, of Milwau
kee;" theragent; -James Mullen, the West
ern Union telegraph operator, and John
Loveday were Injured.
"A severe waterspout and wind and rain
are reported from the vicinity of Redneld
and Madrid, where the- tracks are
washed oht in many places. Towns along
the Gt'eat Western rdad also report a
hard wind and rain this side of Marshall
town. It is a comparatively new town,
with a population of about 400 or 500 people.
Superintendent Anderson Merely
Asked for Information.
WASHINGTON, Sept' 25 The War De
partment has. been In receipt of numerous
applications for appointment as teachers,
in the Philippines, and many Inquiries
have been made on that subject, due to a
notice In the newspapers that Professor
Anderson, Superintendent of Education in
the Philippines, had written abetter to
.Secretary Sheppard, of the National Edu
cational Assoclatlqn, Winona, Minn., that
he send normal graduates as teachers on
three-year contracts; primary and, grade
teachers to receive a salary of $75 and $100
per month; Superintendents to receive
$2000 to $2500 per year, and that in addi
tion to salaries, expenses to Manila were
to be paid.
The Department cabled to President
Taft, of the Philippine Commission, re
garding this matter, and he replied, that
thc letter from. Anderson to Sheppard
merely requested Information as to the
possibility of securing - teachers on. th
terms named, and stfssests that the Com
mission will consider applications with
proper testimonials sent direct to Manila.
Philippine Death List.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. General Mac
Arthur, at Manila, today sent the follow
ing list of deaths:
Dysentery September 15, Thirty-eighth
Infantry, William. A. Bower: September
15, Twenty-first Infantry, Cormac Bren
nan; September 17, Thirtieth Infantry,
Paul Brumr September 28, Thirty-ninth
Infantry, William T. Graham: September
10, Twenty-fifth Infantry, James M.
Thomas; September 20, Corporal Monroe
M. Thomas; September 21, Thirty-first
Infantry, Fred Wetter; August 17, Thirty-first
Infantry, Anthony H. Starkey;
August 2S, Twenty-third Infantry, Charles
Typh6Id fever September 22, Francis
K. Meade (First Lieutenant Fourth In
fantry); September 12. Fourth Cavalry,
William Hart; September 14, Hospital
Corps, Walter B. Price; September 2,
Thirty-first Infantry, Thomas Williams;
August 12, Thirty-first Infantry, William
Edocardltis September 19, Twentieth
Infantry. Albert B. Crabb.
Malarial fever September 18, Thirty
fourth Infantry, Artificer Charles O. Dan
iels; Fourth Infantry, - Cook Alexander
White: September 10, Signal Corps, Wil
Died from wounds received In action
September 18, Fifteenth Infantry, Charles
Debaugh; August 19, Ralph L. Clark.
Drowned September 9, Sixteenth In
fantry, Charles P. Parsons; August 29,
Corporal Perrent Foster; September 20,
Twentieth. Infantry, William Kelch.
Diarrhoea September 16, Forty-first
Infantry. Corporal Frank Burke; Septem
ber 20, Thirty-seventh Infantry, William
Enteritis September 19, Thirtieth In
fantry, Ward Sopher; September 17, Hos
pital Corps. Maltzo Hagen; August 4,
Thirtieth Infantry, Matthew O. Brown.
Hydrophobia September 15, Fourth In
fantry, Oliver Williams.
Nephritis September 14, Forty-sixth In
fantry, Corporal John D. Hayes.
September 18, Twenty-flrst Infantry,
George IClIng killed by Charles Mao
queston, Captain of Fourth Infantry,
Diabetes September 14, Fourth Infan
try, Sergeant Frank S. Dunn.
Septicemia August 21, ' Forty-fifth In
fantry, Alva W. Petro.
Tuberculosis September 15, Third In
fantry, George White.
Abscess of liver September 10, Tenth
Infantry, Corporal Gartner.
Darapegla September 16, Thirty-third
Infantry, John G. Burns.
Our Soldier Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25. D. H.
Rhodes, Inspector of National Cemeteries,
and 15 assistants, have arrived here from
Washington. They will -take passage on
the transport Hancock on October 1 for
the Philippines, -nhere they will attend
to the transportation to the United States
of the remains ot soldiers, sailors and
marines who lost their Uvea and were
burled In the Island possessions of the
United States and in China.
Marines for the Philippines.
WASHINGTON, Sept 25. A detachment
of United States Marines left the head
quarters barracks In this city today for
San Francisco, whence they will go to
Battery O Ordered Back.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 25. Battery O,
Seventh Artijlery, Captain J. R. Wil
liams, has been ordered from Benccja
Barracks, Cal., to Fort Riley, Kan. Thla
Emsy to Take
Because purely vegetable yet thor
ough, prompt, healthful, satisfactory
is the slego battery which ordered
to China, at a time when Kf??
would be a long war in China in whlchf
the United States would participate.
CHANGE OF FEELIHG.
British Conservatives Not Quite So
LONDON, Sept 25.-Joseph Chamber
lain. Secretary of State for the Colonies,
has-arranged to-deliver 11 speeches in
15 days In the Parliamentary electron
campaign. The leaders on both sides are
under similar Kavy engagements. AC
present there Is a slight slackening oc
confidence on the Government side, ana
a revival of hope on the Liberal and Bau
Ical'sde that the result at any rate will
not be quite a walk-over for the Con
servatives. Lord Salisbury's manifesto Is considered
rather weak and Mr. Chamberlain's char
acterization of the opponents of the war
arf traitors seems tactless. Moreover,
many Conservatives fear that there will
be an Inclination to retain In the Cabinet
the Marquis of Lansdowne, Secretary of
State for War, and other Ministers in
whom the public ha3 lost qanfldence-These-
are among the chief reasons thai
have produced a change of feeling.
Secretary Root's Condition.
SOUTHAMPTON, Sept 25. Secretary of
War Root Is able to.be out Of doors and
his condition Is not at all alarming.
THEORIES ABOUT FOOD.
Also a Few. Facts on the Same Sub
ject. Wo hear much, nowadays about health
foods and hygienic diving, about vegetar
ianism and many other fads- along tho
Restaurants may b found in the larger
cities where no meat, pastry or c5ffee is
served, and, the food crank is In hi3 glory,
and arguments and theories galore ad
vanced to prove that meat was never
Intended for human stomachs and al
most make us believe that our sturdy
ancestors, who lived four-score, years in,
robust health on roast beef,j)ork and mut
ton, must have been grossly Ignorapt oC
the laws of health.
Our forefathers had other (things to do
than formulate theories about the food,
they ate, A warm welcome was extend
ed to any kind from bacon to acorns.
A healthy appetite and common sense
are excellent guides to follow In. matters
df diet, and a mixed diet of grains, fruits
arid meats Is undoubtedly the beat.
As compared with grains and vegetables,
meat furnishes the most nutriment in a
highly concentrated form and Is digested
and. is assimilated moro quickly than
vegetables and grains!
Dr. Julius Remmson, on this subject,
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